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of honourable men, who deprived him of his freeholds, without his consent, and without an equivalent, in direct oppofition to right, and the invariable rule of common law; notwithstanding too he was bonoured with a letter from a noble Lord, assuring him that he might depend upon the justice of Parliament. And he feels the loss of his property as much as some who have suffered by the fury of the late tumultuary populace. -De mortuis tamen nil nifi bonum : yet
We should profane the service of the dead
As to peace-loving souls.' What a struggle there would have been between the Doctor's conscience and the claim of the church, if he had been called upon to read the burial-service over the defun& bodies of these honourable men,' to whose souls he cannot“ îing a requiem," without being guilty of an act of profaneness! Happy for him, that he had not another fore evil to complain of!-the terrible alteroative of telling a lie, with the fervice-book in his hand; or being prosecuted by the living, for refusing peace and good-will to the dead. Art. 45. An Account of the taking the East and West-India Fleet,
under Convoy of the Ramillies, Theris, and Southampton, Ships of War, Aug. 9. 1780. To which is added, a few Remarks on the Religion, Manners, Cufloms, and Political State, of France and Spain ; with their Behaviour to the English : also, useful Hints to every person going abroad. By a Gentleman who was taken in the Fleet. 8vo. Bew, &c.
An ill-written and superficial narrative; but it seems to be authentic: and the Author may be entitled to indulgence on account of the misfortune of his captivity; by which, he says, he has lost all his little property.' He therefore publishes, in the hope that the profit of the sale may contribute somewhat toward bringing him home to his native country.'-We heartily wish the poor gentleman may not be disappointed. Art. 46. British Topography : or, an Historical Account of what
has been done for illustrating the Topographical Antiquities of Great Britain and Ireland. 400. 2 Vols. 2 l. 12 s. 6 d. Boards. T. Payne. 1780.
In our Review for June 1769, we gave an account of the first edition (in one volume 410) of this useful work; to which we now refer oor Readers. In regard to the present edition, all that is necesfary for us to observe, is, that it contains several corrections, and many large and valuable additions. The Author has received very great assistance from his friends; particularly from George Steevens, Ērq. Mr. Pegge; John Fenn, Efq. Sir John Cullum ; William Bura rell, Esq. J. C. Brooke, Esq. Mr. Paton; the Rey. Mr. Price, of the Bodleian Library ; the Rev. Mr. Cole, of Milton, in Cambridgefhire; the Rey, Mr. Ashby, of Barrow, the present Dean of Exeter, &c. &c.
The library of the late James Weft, Esq. to which the Author was not so happy as to bave access during Mr. Welt's life, has furnished him with a rich accession of materials; and has pat it in his power, he says, to form a small MUSEUM of British TOPOGRAPHY, of which the foundations were before but just laid.
In a word, the whole is brought up, as nearly as possible, to the clofe of the year 1979; and such of our Readers as are fond of Britilh antiquities, will look upon this edition as a very curious, useful, and even entertaining work. Art. 47. A General Account of the Calamities occafioned by the late
tremendous Hurricanes and Eartbquakes in the Weft-India Ifhands, Fo. reign as well as Domestic. With the Petitions to, and Resolutions of, the House of Commons, in Behalf of the Sufferers, &c. &c. Carefully collared from authentic papers. By Mr. Fowler. 8vo. I. $. 6 d. Stockdale. 1781.
This appears to be a careful collection of the several accounts of the above-mentioned dreadful dispensations of Providence, which have, from time to time, appeared in the public priots, &c.
ME DI CA L. Art. 48. A Treatise on the Natural Small-Pox; with fom>
Remarks and Observations on Inoculation. By Charles Roe, Member of the Corporation of Surgeons. 8vo. Dixwell. 1780.
The writer begins his short treatise with a description of the differens species of the small-pox; from which it does it does not appear, that accuracy of discrimination is his talent,
His succeeding chapter of Remarks, tending to illustrate the nature of the small-pox, contains some observations worthy of attention. From several arguments he is convinced, that the variolous fever is properly of the inflammatory, not of the putrid kind; and that the putrid symptoms, which sometimes occur during the course of it, proceed rather from particular occasional causes, than from the natore of the disease. Accordingly, he has observed, that persons of Itrong and firm fibres, denfe blood, and an irritable habit, discoverable by dark-coloured, strong, curling hair, and a dark complexion, commonly have a bad kind of small-pox; whereas, persons of lax fibres, foft kin, and thin blood, with a moderate Mare of irritabia lity, indicated by fair hair and complexion, afually have it in a favourable way. He supposes, that the ptyalism of adults, and diarThea of children in the confluent small-pox, are not efforts of nature to throw off the morbid matter, but proceed from accidental irritae sion of the salivary glands and bowels.
In his method of cure we find little remarkable. It is, in general, formed on the most approved and judicious plan; but is too much crowded with remedies, and coo defective in mechod and clearness., to afford much instruction.
His concluding Thort chapter on Inoculation would scarcely have been added, but for the following curious reason, that the Readers may not be at the trouble of consulting other authors.' Modeft tnough, Mr. Roe! Can you really think that you have so exhausted
the fobject of this moit importanc difeafe in a two-tilling pamphlet, 'as that your work will stand in the place of all other writers opon it ? We find nothing in this part worth notice, except that he totally difapproves of mercurials in the preparation for inoculation, both from experience, and from this probable theoretical argument, that these medicines are confessed to dispose the habit to inflammation and puuefaciion.
RELIGIOUS. Art. 49. A Summary View, or Genuine Evidences, of the
Truth of the Chriftian Religion, being the Substance of two Disa courses, delivered at the Sunday Evening Lectures, at Horsham, Sussex. By William Evershed. 8vo.
I s. Buckland. 1780. These are plain and sensible discourses; the writer of which aims at displaying the truih without ornament or declamation.
This general of summary view of the evidences of Christianity, may be read to good and useful purpose by Christians of every denomination. When they have thoroughly considered the subject here proposed, they may learn to pay but little regard to objections and difficulties of any other kind which may fall in their way, since they cannot shake, or materially affect, that firm foundation on which the truth of the Scriptures is established. Art. 50. Popish Tyranny and Cruelty exemplified and displayed,
in the History of the French Martyrs at the Time of the Reformation, abridged; containing an authentic Account of above Two Hundred Protestants, who suffered Death for the Gospel. Published as a proper and seasonable Caveat to the Protestants of Great Britain. Translated by the Rev. Abraham Maddock, of Creaton, Northamptonshire; Author of the Letter to the Rev. Mr. Brown, on the Downfall of Antichrift.
3 s. Wilkie. 1780.
Mr. Maddock, in a railing kind of preface, asks, 'What are those meetings at the Feathers-Tavern held for, but to ettablish Arminianism by a law? or father, to establish the very essence and poison of Popery, and its sure attendant, unbelief, by authority ? Now, though we are not particularly acquainted with the gentlemen to whom he refers, we are persuaded, that they are as far diftant from the prac. tice and spirit of Popery as even Mr. Maddock himself. As to the book which he has translated, it appears to be very proper for the perusal of protestants of every denomination. It was written by a minister of the Church of the Walloons, at the Hague, about the Art. 51. Concio ad Clerum Provinciæ Cantuarienfis in Æde Paulina Kal. Novemb. Habita a Gulielmo Cooke, Decano Elienfi et Coll. Regal. Cantab. præpofito. Jusiu Reverendifimi. 4to. Bathurit. 1780.
No one could have selected a more apposite text, when addressing himself to the dignitaries of the church, than this which is made choice of by Dr. Cooke-My kingdom is not of this world. It is not, however, to be expected, that a dutiful son of mother church should handle an argument of this kind in a manner that will satisfy us. If he, and his dignified audience, were satisfied, it is sufficient. Yet, lightly as we may estimate the merit of this performance, with respect to its scope and tendency, we must, nevertheless, acknowledge our. selves gratified with the elegance of its Latin, which, indeed, comes up to the most faultless itandard of classical purity. Art. 52. The Protestant directed in the Principles of his Religion.
Milne. 1780. The first part of this tract contains a catechism, Thewing the principal errors of the Church of Rome; to which are added, reasons for
religion in general, and for the Chriftian religion in particular : the second part consists of the principles of the Christian religion: the third, of admonitions againīt three of the most prevalent vices, drunkenness, whoring, and swearing; to which are added, a paraphrafe on the gift psalm, with prayers, hymns, &c. for public and private worship. This is a small, but useful work, the more useful because it is small. We have looked over it with pleasure, and find little to object 10, though we think it might be improved; what we chiefly with is, that it had not been so much confined to one sec or party of Chriftians, churchmen, as they are termed; whereas, we luppose it might with ease bave been so adapted, as to suit all the denominations of Protestants. Art. 53. Remarks on Mr. Hume's Dialogues concerning Natural
Religion. By T. Hayter, A. M. Fellow of King's College, Cambridge; and one of the Preachers at his Majesty's Chapel in Whitehall. 8vo. I s. 6 d. Cadell. 17€0.
These Remarks are such as muft naturally and obviously occur to those readers who are conversant with moral and theological subjects, and acquainted with Mr Hume's writings. I hey chiefly relate to the moral attributes of the Deity, and the influence of religious principles upon human conduct. The Author writes in a lively and animated manner; and his style, after a little more practice and atten. tion to the rules of composition, will, we doubt not, become more chalte, correct, and uniformly elegant. Art. 54. The Seaman's Christian Friend, containing Moral and
Religious Advice to Seamen. By Jonas Hanway, Esq; small 8vo. 1 s. 6 d. Dodsley, &c.
1779. Our worthy monitor introduces this little manual with the following account of himself.
* If I am partial in my affe&tion for seamen beyond the measure of ordinary regards, be it known to you, that I was born within the spray of the sea ; and it hath been my lot to live constantly in seaports in five different dominions, and in a commercial or public capacity, to be connected with seamen, for the last half hundred years of my life. My father and two of his brothers, and his three sons, have been maritime officers, balf the number in the military line, and half in civil departments; and I have been engaged also for, four and twenty years in a voluntary service, in behalf of poor sea boys, and landmen volunters to serve the King at sea.'
A seafaring life is a life of continual hazard and danger; and though some men of reflection may by habit learn to overlook chose perils that they so trequently escape, yet, in ger eral, it is a known truth, however it may interfere with some of Mr. Hanway's favourite ideas, that the most thoughtless persons make the most daring failors.
Hence it is usual, when children prove so perverse or profligate, as not to admit of training to a life of regularity on fore, to send them to tea, as the last alternative. The confequences of this kind of association may eafily be conceived ; and notwithstanding che restraints of rigid discipline, ships of war are notorious academies of vulgar licentiousness. But here, national spirit fupplying the place of every other good quality, the greatest petis of fociety on land, by a happy direction of mischievous propenfities, from
plaguing their friends to plaguing their foes, become the gallant de. fenders of the honour and welfare of their country. Mr. H. whose good intentions always merit acknowledgment, has here thrown to gether a great number of uscful admonitions for the perufal and reformation of feamen; and we heartily with him all that honest plea. sure that naturally arises from a consciousness of meaning well. Art. 55. A fcriptural Illustration of the Book of the Revelation.
Being an Eflay towards setting in a true Light the Majesty, Giory, Life, and Excellency, of that sacred Book, according to the fpiritual Intention thereof, as it is adapted to the Church of God, and not to the World ; without Regard to the Opinions of Expofitors, but fimply attending to the Light of the Holy Scriptures, and the Analogy one Part of this Prophecy bears to another. By John Johnson, Author of the Riches of Gospel-Grace opened. 8vo. 55. fewed. Warrington printed, and fold, in London, by B. Law.
1779. The above title-page sufficiently shews the design of this Writer, and intimates in what respects he intends to differ from others who have gone before him. By the church of God, he means those whom he comprises under the term eleat ; and we are somewhat apprehenfive, that, according to his fibboleth, in its rigid exactness, the number will be but very small. Though he speaks flightly of expoSitors, it may be perceived that he has been willing to apply to and make some use of them. How far he or they are right in their con-, jectures and interpretations, we do not pretend to determine ; though it is certain, that some learned men have thrown much light on dife ferent parts of this most difficult and mysterious book.
We take the earliest opportunity to correct an error of the press in the title of Dr. Dunbar's Elays, in our Review for December laft, which may lead our Readers to form a wrong idea of the subject of his work:- instead of uncultivated
read • cultivated ages.' +++ In the Review for the present month, the name of the very ingenious Author of the Ode to Mr. Howard, is by miftake omitted; viz. William Hayley, Esq;-as it stands in the title-page of that ad
At the desire of many of our English Readers, who seem to be more peculiarly interested in the Literature of their own country, we have endeavoured to gratify their partiality by a new divifion of our APPENDIX; appropriating only one part of it to Foreign, and the other to British publications : by which means we hope to provide dish for every palate.-This regulation took place in the latt Appendix-published on the first of February, 1781.