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practice : and, pretending to extraordinary sanctity, they seek for ex. cess of power, and by extending their influence over the kingdom threaten the subversion of the Establishment. Is not this, Bishop of Worcester, a just and sufficient cause for anxiety?
Bishop Hough. I think not. If it be of nian, it will come to nought; but if it be of God, we cannot overthrow it, nor need we fear evil from it. May they not, in the hands of Providence, be the means of bringing us to a more acute sense of our duty, and to a more perfect knowledge of evangelical truth? The Christian Church has never been in so great danger, as when it has continued for any time in a state of unruffled prosperity. The existence of sects seems to me not only to be inseparable from the nature of imperfect intelli. gence, but of benefit to religion itself; and while the Bible continues to be the acknowledged standard of faith, they can be of no material prejudice. I respect even the errors of the conscientious Christian ; and feel the impossibility of a perfect unison of sentiment, in rational beings who think for themselves. That there have been sectaries, whose objects were worldly praise and worldly power, cannot be de. nied: but the number I trust is limitedAnd, looking to the true interests of religion, let us consider in what state (had no diversity of opinion existed) Christianity might have been at the present day: if we now are luke-warm, what would have been our state of torpidity had one dominant creed been submitted to by all Christians, without examination, for a period of seventeen centuries ; and there had ex. isted no difference of religious opinion, to induce inquiry or awaken interest? Let us at the same time not forget, that the right of search. ing the holy scriptures, and judging for ourselves, was the ground, on which we separated from the church of Rome, venerable both in antiquity and authority; and let us be very tender of abridging this right to others. While we bear in mind that we are the descendants of fallen and imperfect creatures, we can hardly presume that of all sects, we alone are without any shade of error, or warp of prejudice; and we should be very careful how we intermix any desires or interests of our own, with the concerns of religion. “When lust (says " the Apostle James) hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin, “ when it is completed, bringeth forth death.'' p. 102–116,
We should rejoice in the idea that a volume containing such sentiments as these, should obtain an extensive circula ion among that higher class of society for which we apprehend its Author principally designed it; and that the innocent fiction of which he has availed himself, night stamp, the impress of authority on the sterling good sense and Christian philosophy which he puts into the mouth of the venerable Bishop. One dwells with the more delight upon this ideal character, from the conviction that an author who could support the part so well, must bear some resemblance to the hero of bis drama; and it will be the sincere wish of all his readers,' that so far as years only intervene between our Cicero and his Cato, he may live to perfect the parallel.
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real life aud Essays on the Manners and Proposals have lately been published Customs of different Nations, by some at Philadelphia, for printing in Arnerica, of the best British and Foreign Writers a new edition of Dr. Brown's History of of the present age. the Propagation of Christianity among Memoirs and Remains of the late the Heathen, in two volumes 8vo. The · Rev. Charles Buck, of London, edited proposals contain a warm recomienda- by the Rev, Dr. Styles, will be puba tion of the work by the following Midis. lished in January next. ters: J. Broadhead, D.D. Pastor of the Mr. Britton's History and Antiquities Dutch Reformed Church; William Rod. of the Abbey Church at Bath is in the gers, D.D. late Professor in the Univer. press, and will appear early in the year sity of Pennsylvania ; Jos. Pilmore, 1917.- It will consist of a copious hisD.D. Rector of St. Paul's Church in Phi- tory and description of that curious and ladelphia; Henry Holcombe, D.D. Pastor latest specimen of English ecclesiastiof the first Baptist Church in Phila- cal architecture; also a novel “ Essay delphia ; George C. Potts, A. M. Pas on Epitaphs,” by the Rev. John Conytor of the fourth Presbyterian Church; leare, Professor of Poetry to the UniGeorge C. Miller, Pastor of the United versity of Oxford. The Essay will be Brethren's Church in Philadelphia; Sa- elucidated by examples of various styles muel B. Wylie, A.M. Pastor of the Re- and classes of Epitaphs from that church, - formed Presbyterian Church in Phila, which inay be called the Western Mau. delphia ; James Patterson, A, M. Pas soleum of Invalids. Like the Abbey Church at Westmiuster, that of Bath Woodforde, Roxburgh, Walshman, Sims, is filled with sepulchral monumeots, Squire, Moody, Greed, Damant, Dale, and thus becomes a sort of show-room Jackson, Andrée. of Statuary, and magazine of Epitaphs. Travels beyond the Cataracts of Egypt, This volume will be embellished with by Thomas Leigh, Esq. M, P. with a eight beautiful engrarings by J. and H. map, 4to. is nearly ready for publica. Le Keux, &c. from drawings hy ė. Mac- tion. kenzie. .
In the press, Tales of my Landlord, Mr. Britton has completed his History collected and reported by Jedidiah and Antiquities of Norwich Cathedral; Cleishbotham, Schoolmaster and Pazish forming the second volume of bis elegant Clerk of Gandercleugh, in 4 vols. 12mo. work devoted to those interesting nå. In the press, a Complete Course of tional fabrics. It contains twenty-five lostruction in the Elements of Portibca. engravings, principally by J. and H. Le tion; originally intended for the use of Keux, from drawings by J. A. Repton, the Royal Engineer Department. By Architect, F. Mackenzie, and R. Cat Lieut. Col. C. W. Pasley, R. E. F. R. S. termole. The prints in this work are Author of an Essay on the Military Poexecuted by the best engravers, and are licy of Great Britain. In 2 vols. 8vo. calculated to afford the most satisfactory illustrated by five copper plates, and information to the picturesque Artist, five hundred engravings in wood. to the Antiquary, and to the Architect, In the press, a System of Mechanical as they represent both general views of Philosophy, by the late John Robison, the Church, externally and internally. LL. D. Professor of Natural Philosophy plans of the whole and of parts, and in the Unirersity, and Secretary to the such sectious and elevations as serve to Royal Society of Edinburgh. With display the construction or anatomy of notes and illustrations, comprising the the edifice. With the present volume most recent discoveries in the Physical also is published, the first Number of Sciences, by David Brewster, LL. D. the same Author's illustrations of
F. R. S. B. Io 4 vols. 8vo. with numeWinchester Cathedral, which will be rous plates. This work contaios a copious comprised in five Numbers, and will em: article on the History and Operations of brace thirty engravings, representing the Steam Engine, completely revised the general and particular Architecture with many additions, by James Watt, and Sculpture of that truly interesting Esq. and bis Son, of Soho; and it is now édifice. It is very curious and instruc- become the only account which can be tive to examine the varietics and dissi- relied upon. This subject is illustrated milarities in the Churches of Salisbury, by eight large and original engravings. Norwich, and Winchester; as it will be Nearly ready for publication, an ACseen that not any two priots resemble count of the singular Habits and Cir. each other; that each Church in the cumstances of the People of the Tonga whole or in detail is unlike either of the Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. By others, and that the sculpture, mond. Mr. William Mariner, of the Port au ments, and history of every one are pe Prince, private ship of war, the greater culiar to itself and bear scarcely any part of whose crew was massacred by analogy to the others.
the Natives of Lefooga: Mr. Mariner Mr. Parkinson has announced the se- remaining for sereral years after, a cond edition of the Hospital Pupil, con constant associate of the King and the taining an Address to Pareuts on the nee higher class of Chiefs. To which is cessary previous education, aad on the added, a Grammar and copious Vocapecuniary resources of such as are in bulary of the Language. In 2 vols. 8vo. tended for the professions of Physic with a Portrait. and Sorgery; with Suggestions as to The History of the late War in Spain. au improved course of professional in- and Portugal, by Robert Southey, Esq. struction, and an Address to Pupils on in 2 vols. 4to. may be expected to ap: the order of their studies, &c. with Ob pear very speedily. servations on commencing Practice, and The Biographical Peerage of the Uni. on Medical Jurisprudence.
ted Kingdom is likely soon to be comEarly in December will be published, pleted, by the publication of the fourth the Transactions of the Medical Society volume, which comprises Ireland, and of London. Vol. I. Part II. containing is nearly ready Cases communicated by Drs. Adams, Dr. Bateman's New Series of Engrat. Blegborough, Lettsomn, Clutterbucko
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pected, in octavo, the first volume of The seventh part of Dr. Johnson's "The Annual Obituary, containing, 1. Dictionary, edited by the Rev. J. H. Memoirs of those celebrated Men, who Todd, will be published about Christo', have died within the present year, mas.
(1816).-2. Neglected Biography, with In the course of the month may be Biographical Notices and Anecdotes, expected, an octavo volume, comprising and Original Letters.-9. Analyses of A Tour through Belgium, along the recent Biographical Works. 4. An Rhine, and through the North of Alphabetical List of all the Persons who Tratace; in which an account is given
have died within the British Dominions, so as to form a Work for Referenee, both separate) will be composed of Original now and hereafter. To be continued Medical Papers, Cases, and CorrespondAnnually.
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the press. In the course of the ensuing month Biblical Criticism on the Bonks of the will appear, Practical Observations in Old Testament. And Translations of Surgery, and Morbid Anatomy. Ilius. Sacred Songs, with Notes Critical and trated by Cases with Dissectious and Explanatory. By Samuel Horsley, Engravings. By John Howship, Mem LL D. P.R.S. F.A.S. Late Lord Bishop ber of the Royal College of Surgeons in of St. Asaph, is in considerable forwardLondon, &c. in one vol. 8vo.
pess. Earls in December will appear, Part A Translation in one Volume quarto of the 20 in 8vo. of Surgical Observations; the celebrated Abbe Dubois' Description being a Quarterly Report of Cases in of the People of India ; with particular Surgery; treated in the Middlesex Reference to their Separation into Hospital, jo the Cancer Establishment, Casts; the influence of their Civil Poand iu Private Practice. Embracing an licy and Domestic Superintendance ; Account of the Anatomical and Patholo. their Idolatry and Religious Ceremn. gical Researches in the School of Wind. nies; and the various Singularities of mill-street. By Charles Bell.
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trations by I. P. Neale. Part I. with The History and Antiquities of the five Engravings. Folio, to correspond Abbey Church of St. Peter, West with Dagdale's Monasticon ; in royal minster, by E. W. Brayley; with and imperial 4to.