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ly fitted to employ the female sex, and they have a more special call to engage in it.' These propositions are substantiated by many suitable remarks, which manifest the good sense and experience of the preacher. If any exception to the sermon be necessary, it is, that the p inciples of religion are not brought forward with sufficient distinctness as the most important kind of instruction that can be imparted to children; and, corsequently, that a good opportunity is lost of introducing in this sermon, - what all sermons ought to contain on whatever occasion they are delivered, — a forcible application to the consciences of the hearers, and a clear reference to the Way, the Truth, and the Life.' Art. XXV. Advice to Young Ladies, on the Improvement of the Mind, and
the Conduct of Life. By Thomas Broadhurst. cr. 8vo. pp. 187.
Price 4s. Longman and Co., 1808. MR. BROADHURST, it seems, assists his wife in the education sve of young ladies at. Bath ; and has drawn up four addresses for their use. In the substance of his work, as it is derived from a variety of good sources, with which the public are perfectly familiar, we find little to censure ; but in the manner, style, and particular sentiments, that are truly to be ascribed to Mr. B. we find as little to praise. The most obvious charge is, that the work is quite needless, being anticipated by publications far superior in merit, and so popular as to be universally read. A more important objection is, the very slight reference made to the nature or the necessity of religion, and the intimation that differences of sentiment 'on the most important of all subjects are of extremely trivial moment. Indeed there are some indications that the author's creed differs in the most essential points from that of the established church, and of dissenters in general. Accordingly, he says to his fair pupils, in the language which Milton applies to Eve, before the fall, “ Go in your native innocence.” This is more consistent with the author's being a preacher among the Socinian dissenters, than with the obvious meaning of the remark that his family is accustomed to attend upon the established rites and solemnities of public worship.' p. 130. 18 an author, Mr. B. very wisely makes no claims to distinction. The second sentence of his Preface commences with a grammatical inaccuracyHis appellation of Eve, “ the great mother of your sex," though indisputably correct, admits of some curious inferences ; who, we beg to know, was the mother of ours ? A writer of very refined taste would not have used such an expression as “ should Hymen reckon you among the favoured train of his happy votaries." We will only add the following sentence; in reference to a child, he says, • like the atmosphere around it, which it cannot but imbibe, and the food which is destined for the nutriment of the body, which according to its quality will be wholesome or pernicious, it must receive into its juvenile mind the seeds implanted in it; and when these are transferred from a worthless stock, or from an unhealthy soil, they never can enrich, but, on the contrary, will exceed. ingly impoverish, if they do not render it wholly unproductive.
We do not suppose that Mr. B. meant to say the atmosphere,' or the food' must receive into its juvenile mind the seeds implanted in it, though this would not be a very forced construction of the sentence ; but it is evident that he thinks seeds come from a stock, that they are planted instead of being sown, and have a tendency either to enrich a soil or render it unproductive. .
Art. XXVI. A Letter to a Noble Duke, on the incontrovertible Truth of . Christianity. Second Edition, corrected. To which is now added . a Postscript. foolscap 8vo. pp 117. Price 3s. Hatchard. 1808.
THE only objection we have to make against this publication is, that . * it has a little the air of a trick. It consists, in fact, of Leslie's -admirable work, the Short Method with the Deists,' somewhat compressed and modernized ; and of some judicious observations extracted from Mr. Bigland's • Reflections on the Resurrection aud Ascension of Christ. It is handsomely printed, and forms perhaps the most elegant and convincing work, of its size, that can be recommended as a defence of Christianity. Art. XXVII. The True Patriot. A Sermon, preached at Salem-Chapel,
Leeds, on the Fast-Day, Wednesday, February 8, 1809. By Edward
Parsons. Svo- fp. 43. price 1s. Leeds, Baines ; Williams and Co.1609. THIS is one of the most able and animated Fast Sermons that for a
long time have fallen into our hands. It commences with a refutation of the notion, formerly maintained, with very opposite intentions, by different 'Writers, that Patriotism is not a virtue inculcated by Christianity; and de·monstrates, in opposition to Bolingbroke and others, that the genuine virtue of Patriotism is included among the instructions and fruits of the Christian Religion, though the spurious and exclusive Patriotism, reprobated by Soame Jenyns, is not.
Our preacher, after an enumeration, in very forcible terms, of various false kinds of patriotism which prevail among his countrymen, attempts to delineate the character of the genuine patriot. The principal features of this character form the divisions of the discourse. . ? Unfortunately we have not room to extract'so'largely from this excellent sermon, which will amply reward the trouble of perusal, as our desire to recommend it would suggest. The woble spirit of civil and religious liberty, as well as of zealous piety, which glows in all its pages, deserves our most córdial applause ; nor can we dispute the justice with which it defends the dissenters from the charge of disloyalty, that has been so clamorously urged against them by bigoted and unprincipled men. With equal wisdom and energy, ii expatiates on the necessity of reformation, especially among the higher classes;' and condemns with due severity the irreligious and hypocritical prayers which too many of our countrymen offer up on fast-days in mockery of heaven. It would have been intitled to still higher praise, if the writer had allowed himself time to correct a few errors, and give a somewhat softer tone to a few of his most animated paragraphs. We can only insert a brief description of the true patriot.
. This man's patriotism is not to be sought in the vows of political delirium, nor in the songs of a bacchanalian revel, nor in the dull formali. ties of an annual fast day ; but in the cool and deliberate decision of his judgment, taking the lead of the passions of his heart, and rendering them subservient to all the great purposes of his connection with civil society. You must look for the patriotism he cultivates, in his harmless and peaceable demeanour; in his faithful opposition to error and vice; in the encouragement he gives to virtue and knowledge; in his well principled charities; in the magnanimity with which he meets public danger in the alacrity with which he endures hardships ; in his courage ; in his generous compassion to his enemies; in his love to man, and his piety to God. p. 37.
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