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Miscellaneous. i.TJ'Arriery improv'd: Or, a com

"plete Treatise upon the Art of Farriery. Wherein is fully explain'd the Nature, Structure, and Mechanism of that useful Creatiire a Horse, the Diseases and Accidents he is liable to, and Methods of Cure, set down in as clear and intelligible a Manner as the Subject will admit of; the Use and Abuse of the Science discovered, whcre^ by any Gentleman may be able to judge ior himself, whether or no he is imposed upon by ignorant Grooms, and other Pretenders to this Art ; together with many necessary and useful Observations and Remarks concerning the Choice and Management of Horses; likewise an Account of Drugs and mixed Medicines u*d in Farriery, with some remarks upon the Genuineness, Adulteration, and their several Prices, set down alphabetically at the End of the Work. By Henry Bracken, M. D. To be had of the Author, at his House in hancajler; Mr. J. Hopkins, at Preston, in Lancashire; J. Clarke and J. Sbuckburgb, in London, pr. lo s. 6 d.

2- The Geography of Children: or, A short and easy Method of Teaching or Learning Geography. Whereby even Children may in a short time know the Use of Maps, and all the considerable Countries in the World, their Boundaries, Extent, Division, Islands, Rivers, Lakes, chief Cities, Government and Religion. Divided into Lessons, by way ot Question and Answer; with a small neat Map of the World prefix'd, and also a List of the Maps necessary for Children. Translated from the French of Abbot Lenglet Dufresnoy, just published in Paris; with the Addition of a more particular Account of Great Britain and Ireland. Printed for Edivard Littleton, and John Hawkins. Price I J. 6 d. bound in Sheep, and is. in Calf.

3 The true Narrative of the Case of Joseph Ratvson, who was excommunicated by the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters meeting at Castle-Gate, Nottingham, sign'd by the Pastors and other Office-Bearers of that Church 5 together with a prefatory D sourse, and a Plea for the Right of Rel gious Societies to excommunicate heretical and unruly Members. By Jaims Slofs, M. A. Sold by J. Oswald, J. Davidson, and Alexander Crude ^London; and 'lbotnas Collier, in Ntttin^,bam, pr. 11.

4. A Defence of the Moral Philoso* pher, against a Pamphlet, entituled* The Immorality of the Moral Philosopher. By the Author. Printed for J. Roberts, pr. 6 d.

5. Mr. Wbiston's Jcsepbtts, Folio, in English, complete. Any of Mr. fVbiflon's Subscribers who produce his Receipt for the first, and make their second Payment, may send for their Books, perfect, in Sheets, according to his Proposals. It contains 314 Sheets, or 34 more than it was estimated at in the Proposals; and has two large Maps, one of the Temples, and another of Judea: With Directions to Bookbinders at the end, whether it be bound in two Volumes, or in one. It will be fold at the Subscription-Prices, by John Whision. Note, That the Map of the Temples, and that of Palestine, may be bought by themselves also; the former at 21. and the latter at 11 6d.

Physick.

6. A Mechanical Account of the Non-Naturals; being a brief explication of the Changes made in Human Bodies by Air, Diet, &c. Together with an Enquiry into the Nature and Use of Baths upon the fame Principles. To which is prefix'd, The Doctrine of Animal Secretion, in several Propositions- By Jer. Waimotight, M. D. To which is added by another Hand, An Anatomical Treatise on the Liver, with the Diseases incident to it, Printed for J. Clarke. The Fifth Edition. Pr. 4 J.

7. Medicina Statica, being the Aphorisms of SanSlorius, translated into English, with large Explanations. To which is added, Dr. Keilt's Medicinet Statica Britannica, with comparative Remarks and Explanations j as also Medico-Physical Essays on, 1st, Agues; 2d, Fevers; 3d, An Elastic Fibre; 4th, The Gout; 5th, The Leprosy; 6th, King's Evil; 7th, The Venereal Disease. By John Sluincy, M. D. Printed for T. Longman, and J. Neivton. The Fifth Edition. Pr. j I. 6d.

Divinity.

8. A Sermon preached to the Societies for Reformation of-Manners, at Salters-Ha!l, on Monday the 27th of June, 1737, and published at their Request. By David Jennings. Printed for John Oswald, pr, 6 d.

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For Augujl 1737. 1 -i— ■ 1.1

ARTICLE VIII.

A Defence of Natural and Revealed Religion: In 4 Volt, 8vo. Being an abridgment of the Sermons preached at the Lecture founded by the HonourableRobert Boyle, Esq; by Dr. Bentley, Bp. Kidder, Bp. Williams, Bp. Gastrel, Dr. Harris, Bp. Bradford, Bp. Blackhall, *Dr. Stanhope, Dr. S. Clarke, Dr. Hancock, Mr. Whiston, Dr. Turner, Dr. Butler, Dr. Woodward, Mr. Derham, Dr. Ibbot, Bp. Leng, Dr. J. Clarke, Archd. Gurdon, Dr. Burner, Dr. Berriman. With a general Index. By Gilbert Burnet, Vicar us Co:igefhall, Essex. Crimed for Mejs. Bertesworth and Hitch, at the Red Lion in Pater-noster Row: Jnd may be had of the Editor', at his House on Clerkenwell-Green in London.

F As AS the Abridgment of the Philosophical Transactions has been always esteemed a singular Benefit to Literature, whereby a vast Treasure of it has been put into the Possession of many, who otherwise could never have had an Opportunity of obtaining itj so one of the uscfullest Projects that has ever been executed in favour of Christianity, is this Epitome of the Boylean Lectures, which must be allowed to be a Collection of the noblest Apologies for Natural and Revealed Religion that the World was at any time blest with. The Originals have not only spread thro' our own Nation, but have been the Admiration and Delight of Foreigners, who import them into their several Countries as an invaluable Acquisition; and for the fake of perusing them, and some other of our Writings upon divine Subjects, are at the pains of learning our Language. But with all their Excellencies it cannot be denied, that they are too voluminous for many to read, and of too great a Price for many to purchase: and I may add, some of them very difficult to be come at. There was still therefore something wanting to render them more univerfally serviceable, and diffuse the Advantages that may be reaped from them; and the Accomplishment of this was the more desirable, by reason of the unhappy Spread of Atheism and Infidelity, against which they are the most powerful Antidotes, and for which they will be found effectual Remedies by such as sincerely apply them. Nothing could be done so conducive to this purpose, as an Abstract of these inestimable Discourses j such as this before us, where the Argument is suffered to retain its entire Force, and the Reduction is of those things only, which, though they greatly adorn the Subject, contribute little, if any thing to the real Weight of it. This, one of the most eminent Prelates * of the Kingdom was well appriz'd of, and upon this Consideration urg'd the Reverend and Worthy Editor to undertake it j and I

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* The present Bilhop of Imdn,

may venture to fay, the Performance has becti ho* noured with his Lordship's Approbation.

As the several Treatises, whereof this Collection consists, follow in the Order of the Sermons from whence the Materials of them are taken, the first Volume of it begins with A Confutation of Atheism^ by the celebrated Dr. Bentley.

Here we have a just, a lively and affecting Prospect of the forlorn and miserable Condition of the Atheist j andj on the other hand, no less beautiful a Representation of the Pleasures arising from a due Sense of the divine Existence and Providence, and of the benign Influence of Religion upon Communities and Governments. This admirable Author evinces the Being of God from the Faculties of the human Soul, which he proves to be those of an immaterial Substance 5 and from the organical Structure of our Bodies, which are, as he fays, unquestionably the Work of a most wise, powerful and magnificent Maker. And as Atheists have contrived many Subterfuges to evade this Proof of a Deityj he impartially proposes them in all their Strength, and then as fairly refutes them in their due Order. He goes on afterwards to examine all the Reasons and Explications of their Account of the Production of Mankind j which he has at the fame time so demonstratively confuted, as to render the least Confidence in them for the future inexcufable.

Another Evidence of a Deity that he enlarges on, is, the Frame and System of the inanimate Creation. And by a Train of invincible Reasoning, he proves it impossible,that theSystem orFrame of theWorld should be eternal; or that Matter can have born an infinite Duration past^ or Motion coexisted therewith eternally* Or that even allowing Matter to be eternal, in the Epicurean way, and Motion coequal with it, that Atoms of themselves could ever by all Kinds of Motion have fallen into this or such-like visible System: And then he shews, apofleriori,thit the Order and Beauty of the inamimate World, the discernible Ends and final Causes of the several Parts of it, and a Meliority

F 1 in in the whole above what was necessary, force us to acknowledge it the Work of a wife and benevolent Being.

Throughout the Discussion of these curious Topicks, there appears an extraordinary Degree of physical and mathematical Knowledge, and a surprizing Sagacity in the Application of the Principles of those Sciences for the Establishment of the first and most important Grounds of Theology.

The second thing we find in this Volume is, A Demonstration of the Messiah, by Bishop Kidder. This is principally levelled at the Jews. And this Prelate evidently shews, " that those People do not want suf*' ficient Means of Conviction j and that they have "as much Reason to own Jesus for a true Prophet, "as they have to own Moses to be one j and that the "fame Arguments by which the Jew is convinced "that Moses was a true Prophet, will convince him "that Jesus is the Christ; moreover, that the four "Gospels are (to fay the lowest) as credible as the « five Books of Moses."

Having made good these Points, our Author proceeds to enquire into the Causes of the Jewish Infidelity; which do not, as he clearly manisests, arise, either from any thing in our Religion, or from invincible Ignorance in them; but from their carnal and worldly 'temper, their Malice and Obstinacy, their Pride; from their overvaluing of Rites and Institutions, their implicit Belies of their Scribes and Pharisees; and lastly, from a too great Opinion of their traditional or oral Law. These were the ill Qualities of their Hearts, and the Errors of their Conduct, for which they were abandoned of God, and hardened. After expatiating upon these Heads,' our Author insists upon the Reasons of their continued Obstinacy in rejecting the Gospel Dispenfation. And lastly, He proposes the Objections urged by the Jewi/h Rabbi's to justify their Disbelief of the Evangelical History j and then offers a Variety of Considerations, whereby they are entirely enervated.

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