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of fome Medicines and Ways of curing Diseases used by the native Indians, &c., By Henry Flower, an American. 8vo. 6d. Cooke.
Mr. Flower seems to be one of those natural physicians, who, having received, by inspiration, that knowlege which costs your regular-bred folks fo much labour to acquire ; now kindly offers his fervice to the public, by means of this advertisement, which appears in the lape of a fixpenny pamphlet.
w. Art. 34. Precedents of Process and Irits in the King's Bench and
Common Pleas; with Instructions for suing them out. By a Practifer in both Courts. 8vo. is, bd. Owen.
These forms, though printed in his late Majesty's reign, were never before published, · The usefulness of such a directory is too obvious to need farther mention,
POETICAL. Art. 35. An extraordinary Ode to an extraordinary Man, on an ex
traordinary Occasion. Folio 6d. Cooke. Odes to great men, are usually penned in the panegyrical ftrain'; but this extraordinary ode is intended only to mortify the Right Hon. perfonage to whom it is addressed, on his late promotion : viz. the new made Earl of Chatham. The last fianza in the piece will thew what manner of (pirit this Writer posielies :
Here then, OP--t, thy empire ends,
Will better days refiore;
Ne'er to be heard of more.
Kcarsly. The muse hath here joined the politician, to execrate the name fo lately idolized, and so universally celebrated: In the solemn, patheric strain of elegy, but with the spirit of the keenest and most biting facire, the memory of the late Mr. Pitt is here inost severely treated. It would, perhaps, be deemed crueley, in us, were we to select any of the most angry, glowing, resentful ftanzas, by way of specimen : let the following, expoftulatory lines, therefore, suffice ;-and, in truth, so they ought; for they are fraught with vengeance enough to harrow up the foul of any human being :
-Tell us, Pynent, is there ought in fate,
In ermin’d pomp, or coronetred glare;
And shield the rankling bosom from despair?
Or all th’illustrious baubles of a throne,
Hast thou, and tell us generously now,
Since that curst hour on infamous record ;
Beheld thee vilely dwindling in a LORD!
To breathe a found or accent insincere)
Or hail'd the sober eve without a tear?"
E'er kindly bleft thy pillow with repose ;
Once taught those lids in tenderness to close ?
When life's low lamp could scarcely shed a gleam,
And Itab the short, the momentary dream ?
Bid Time's deep womb be accurately shewn ;
As scar'd thy coward consciousness to stone ?
That e'er thy worth or character could raise,
Or add a single particle of praise ?
And suppliart climes solicit thee for laws ;
Still give the wreath as thou would't give applause?
Misguided man! be gratified with more
And echoing realms to wonder and adore ?
Diseas'd, emaciate, linking in the grave;
Or load the wretched skeleton with slave?
Nay, even now just numbering with the dead;
And pluck a kingdom's curses on thy head? The above are some of the mildet stanzas in this Elegy; but will not the compassionate reader be apt to pronounce, that the tender mercies of such a writer, are cruelties indeed ?
RELIGIOUS and CONTROVERSIAL. Art. 37. A Collection of Traets, published between the Years 1729
and 1759, in the Defence ard Explanation of Christianity and its Evidence. By Henry Steibing, D. D. late Chancellor of
Sarum. Improved and prepared for the Press by the Author, and now republished: by Henry Stebbing, D.'D. Morning Preacher to the Hon. Society of Gray’s-Inn. 8vo. 6 s. Townsend.
The Editor of these tracts tells us, in his preface, that they are printed exaAly as they came from the hand of the Author ; who corrected them not long before he died, with an inclination that they should some time or other be re-published. The Editor further tells us, he has reason to believe, that the Author, had he lived longer, would have put them to the press himself.
The Author himself gives his reasons for re publishing and collecting them into one volume, in a short preface, which is as follows: 'I have put these tracts together to rescue them from the common fate of small pamphlets published separately. At the time when they were written, Chriltianity had been fiercely attacked, by its open, professed enemies; and the clergy found themselves under a more than common call to exert themselves in its delence. Many hands were employed in this work, and many excellent pieces were published which will be of lasting use. I challenge no more than my share in this common stock of merit, whatsoever it may be that the public hall think I deserve.
* The author of The Divine Legation of Mofis, &c. may not, perhaps, like his company; but he has no right to complain. I point not at the MAN as to his real internal character (of which I know nothing) but I censure his works, which hurt the cause he endeavours to support. Whatever excufe such writers may be entitled to, their errors certainly deserve correction ; for the mischief is the same, as the danger of an arrow or cannon-ball is the same, whether it comes from the enemy with intention to dettroy, or from the ill-pointed direction of a friend
In reprinting these pieces I have not followed the example of the author, in cramming the margin of my book with second thoughts, commonly worse than the firt. I have left them to reft on their original strength, and my business has been rather to contract than enlarge. To this purpose I have struck out several passages which I thought might well be spared; and the conCLUSION of The History of Abraham juftia fied, &c. which is for the most part personal, I have, in decency to his EPISCOPAL character (lince acquired) entirely suppressed. • June 2, 1761.
• HENRY STEBBING.' The tracis contained in this collection are these following :- 1. A Defence of Ds. Clark's Propositions, on the Ule and Necessity of Revelation ; 2. A Defence of the Scripture History, relating to some of our Saviour's Miracles ; 3. A Discourse on our Saviour's Power of Healing; 4. An Examination of Mr. Warburton's second Proposition in his Divine Legarion ; s. Considerations on the command to Abraham to offer up his son Ifaac; 6. The History of Abraham juftified ; 7. A Letter to the Dean of Bristol. Art. 38. The Causes and Reafons of the present Declension among
the congregational Churches in London and the Country. In a Letter addressed to the Pastors, Deacons, and Meinbers of those Churches. By one of that Denomination. Interspersed
with Reflections on Methodism and Sandimanianilin., 8vo.
is. Johnson and Co. . This. Letter writer, who figns himself an INDEPENDENT, ascribes the deciention of which he complains, in the congregational churches (by which he means the diffenters of his own persuasion) to the incroachments of the Methodists and Glaslites, or Sandimanians. The causes of this prevalence of the new sectaries over the Independents, he attributes to the many defects among the latter, both in doctrine and discipline; and especially to their departure from the holy scriptures, for the sake of following the inventions of men, the cant of fanatics, and the noitrums of systematic divines :- the particulars of all which he points out, withi great pla nness, and with no small dogrce of severity, and even of ridicule' The edge of his fatire, indeed, is not extremely fine; but many of his strictures are shrewd, sensible, and juit, Art. 39. A Letter to the Rev. Mr. John Wesley, concerning his In
consistency with himself. Occasioned by the Publication of his Ser. mon, entitled, The Lord our Righteousness. 8vo. 6 d. Keith.
This Letter-writer is an advocate for what is called The Doctrine of the IMPUTED RIGHTEOUSNESS Of Christ ;-a doctrine, which (it feems) Mr. Wesley has at one time maintained, and at another condemned, In support of this affertion, several quotations are given, from different parts of Mr. Wesley's works: of which the following may serve as fufficient specimens:
'The RightEOUSNESS that • The scriptures no where counCHRIST WROUGHT, is made ours tenance any such IMPUTATION of by IMPUTATION.'-Quoted, from the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF CHRIST.' the Christian Library, at p. 2. of - Quoted, from Treatise on Juftithis letter.
fication, at p. 3. of this letter. .“ To all believers the RIGHTE • The righteousness of Christ OUSNESS OF CHRIST is imputed.- cannot be imputed to any other man
for his righteousness. -- Irratise on
Jufi, quoted at p. 3. - There is no true faith, that is Neither is the righteousness juftifying faith, which hath not the of Christ the Object of faith as righteousness of CHRIST for its justifying, nor doth the fcripture, OBJECT.'-Serm. p. 15. .
where it speaks of faith as justifiing, make the least mention, or give the least intimation of such a thing.'
Treatise on Juf. P. 17. After the foregoing, and some other like quotations, the Letter-writer aks the following que lion :- Do there not appear most flagrant cona tradiElmons, and palpable inconsistencies, in these extracts; not in appear. ance only, but in reality; not barely in exprellion, but in sentiment also ?? -A question, which we ihall leave to Mr. Welley himself to answer. Art. 40. Another Defence of the Unity, wherein St. John's Intro
duction to his Gospel, and his Account of the IV ord's being made Fles', are confidercd. With a feu Remarks on some very late na
Serm. p. 14.
table Publications, particularly those of Dr. Benjamin Dawson, and Dr. Kennicot. 8vo. Longman.
The Author of this Defence endeavours to establish, first, the true sense of the Locos, or Word; secondly, of its being made flesh, and dwelling among us; thirdly, wherein the glory of the only-begotten of the Father did confift; fourthly, what St. John meaneth, when he says, and we beheld his glory?
The term Locos, or word, he says, is used by the evangelist, for the manifestative will of God, however, or whenever made.--åfter giving what he takes to be St. John's meaning, in his introduction, he makes several observations; the first of which is as follows:
* St. John's account of the Logos or word, will, by no means, allow us to conceive of it as any part of the person of Jesus Christ ; but only as residing in or uith him ; and becoming divinely oracular throughoát his public miniftrations. Which, at once, removes all obscurity, and secures us from the unpleasing perplexity of vulgar interpretations. We can now conceive of the same divine being, who gave existence to the universal system, as manife ting his will, by creation, by prefervation, and by that government which he exercises over his rational and moral offspring; as also in the finishing of his plan, becoming fechinized, or as dwelling in the man Christ Jesus; and thereby making himfelf most graciously familiar with mankind !
• There is therefore no manner of occasion for the childish and ab. furd invention of a trinity in unity; or, an hopatical union of a duplicity of natures, in the person of Chrilt. Nor are we led to speak of him, sometimes as God, at other times as mar. Opinions which con. found, but do not convey any one rational, jult, and instructive idea of the Logos, or word of God.
• But when we affix this fenfe to the term, as expressive, or as mani. festative of the will of God, whether under the idea of creator, of preserver, or governor and redeemer, we are then able to conceive of it, as in the beginning, as with God, and even as God'; because the will of the deity imports fupreme authority; and is every where to be so reverenced, even as Godi'
It is of the utmost importance, our Author says, to preserve an idea of the Locos or word, as distinct from the person of Jesus Chrift; othera wise we cannot understand him when he is absolutely disclaiming all divine perfections, and when he is afcribing all that wisdom and power, which did attell his mision, to communications of divine ability from the Father.
He goes on to observe, that the fense in which he understands the Locos, quite annihilates the idea of Christ's pre-existence; that the opinion of more than one person in the godhead is unscriptural, &c.—but * we must not enlarge. Art. 41. The Protestant; or, the Doctrine of Universal Liberty af
serted, in Opposition to Dr. Lowth's Representation of it, in his late celebrated Letter : with a few Words on forne recent Publications. 8vo. Is. 6d. Flexney, &c.
Civil and religious liberty are such inestimable blellings, that those who Thew a warm and generous concern for preserving them, and have a watchful eye over those who are supposed to be either luke-w
warm friends, or real enemies to them, are con!venduto the favourable. regards