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acts of devotion performed by every removal from the context, might be acclass of His Majesty's subjects on the ceptable to the publick; and he in. day of ber funeral.
dulges the hope that while it affords « Ruler of all events in earth and
amusement, it may also occasionally im
part a valuable maxim or a useful hint." heaven, Author of life and death, eternal King, As creatures of the dust, we bend to
11. Letters respecting the Union of the Thee,
Regular Clergy with Dissenters, in the
Distribution of the Bible. And cry, with smitten hearts, Thy
By the will be done.”
Rev. John Ward, M. A. Vicar of
Mickleover, Derbyshire. 8vo. pp. 138. “ May the reft Father, in our sympathies,
Rivingtons. Behold a people warm'd with filial love, While, in his sway, they own parental THE subject treated of in these
[peace Letters has given rise to much able Long may He live to see the reign of and spirited controversial writing on Surpassing, in true glory, war's renown, both sides of the question. The asBy bloodless proofs of virtue, skill, and sailants have been powerful, and so power
(effects, have the defendants, and the victory Gladd’ning his Country with their blest may still be said to be suspended. By triumphs over ignorance and vice,
Mr. Ward, in order to forward the Conquests o'er all that darkens, or afflicts good work of disseminating the ScripThe lot, or mind of man; in present joy tures, would make common Advancing mortal life's immortal ends."
with the Dissenters in the honourable
and Christian-like struggle to benefit 10. Remarks, Moral, Practical, and Facetious, on various interesting Subjects.
their fellow-men in a matter which Selected from the Writings of the late supersedes all the petty interests of W. Hutton, Esq. F.A.S.S. of Birm.
this world. In doing this, however, ingbam. 12mo, pp. 93. Nichols & Co. he is far from forgetting the respect
due to our excellent Book of Com. THIS useful and entertaining little volume is thus introduced by the
non Prayer; and urges, with a zeal
most creditably and laudably energejudicious Compiler:
tic, tbat, in the performance of the " The life of Mr. Hutton affords a re Church - service, the first importance markable instance of an individual sur
should ever be attached to the proper mounting, by the vigorous exertion of bis own faculties, the united evils of formulæ which it contains, and not, as
and earnest delivery of the beautiful poverty and ignorance. Endowed with great natural acuteness, by'industry and
is sometimes the case, exclusively to frugality he became a thriving trades
an ambitious display of oratory io a man, and raised himself to affluence; fine sermon. We heartily commend and though at an early age he had an this feeling ; and are the more gratiaversion to letters, yet cultivating his fied by hearing the precept from a understanding, as he advanced in life, Clergyman, as in him we can look for by reading and reflection, he acquired example also. such a fund of general knowledge as We confess our wish to avoid infalls to the lot of few who enter on their volving ourselves in the dispute about career under much more favourable cir- the properest mode of distributing the cumstances. His published works prove Bible; and therefore prefer giving our this fact : they also exhibit some curious researches, and an extensive acquaint
readers the following extract on the ance with the history and topography of salutary effects of our
Forms of Prayer his native country; and they abound in divine service : with traits of good serse, and with per
“ Under this deep impression of Christinent and useful remarks. He possess. tian knowledge, and of brotherly kinded much originality of humour, and had ness, did our wise and venerable Rethe talent of enlivening a barren topick formers compose, or rather prepare the with characteristic reflections and allu- way for the reception of, our own excel sions, which can hardly fail to give en. lent Book of Common Prayer. To those tertainment, although the reader may wise men of old, so honourably protestnot be particularly interested with the ing against every corruption of which subject on which they are engrafted. superstition was the chief promoter, It occurred to the Compiler of this little we owe every grateful obligation for volume that a concise selection of such laying the foundation of our own most reflections and remarks as would bear reasonable service. Abounding in every
qualification of good - will to all men, distinguished hy the appellation of Memthey drew from the fountain-head of bers' Prizemen, and are denominated divine knowledge those lessons, those middle or senior Bachelors, accordingly commandments, those psalms, and every as they belong to the second or third other extract from our holy book, which year of their Bachelorship. It were to might most essentially tend to open and be wished that the period allowed for expand the closed intellect of man, cause composing were longer; as, if the subhim to see and appreciate the nature of ject be extended over much ground, he his duty, and so by prayer and by praise, who would hope for success cannot for to elevate his hopes and his prospects of that time think with propriety of giving happiness in the unknown regions of his attention to any thing else. This is bliss. And in this interesting scene of a point deserving of consideration : a associated comfort, the Churchman was candidate for these prizes being, genenot to stand an idle and unconcerned rally, at the time of writing, not many spectator of the prayers and praises of months removed from a Fellowship-exsome deputy or proxy in his service: he amination. If the period were doubled, was to feel himself no absolute cypher in the bours cut off from the ordinary occuthe midst of his brethren, in the great pations of the day might, of themselves, congregation; he was not to receive the be nearly sufficient for these exercises ; whole of his edification from a sermon, and the student be not so immediately however drawling or forcible may be its compelled partem solido demere de die, mode of expression. His motive had As it is, he enters the lists for a Fellownothing of self or self-interest in the 'ship with a manifest disadvantage; and service enjoined; and in meeting with might, upon this account only, have to his mutually disposed brethren, his feel- give way to an inferior man. - In some ings broke forth in joyous exclamation, cases, where the merits of the compeI was glad when they said unto me, Lettitors have warranted such a measure, us go into the house of the Lord.”
a third prize has been awarded, of the We are sorry to be obliged to say of course, happen either in the middle
like value with the others. This may, that the work abounds in typographi
or (as it did in the present instance) in cal errors.
the senior year. But one example has
occurred, in which the same individual 12. Hieroglyphicorum Origo et Natura : bas been first of three in both years.
Prolusio in Curia Cantabrigiensi (in The student was of St. John's College. Comitiis, quod aiunt, Maximis) n. The subject of the Dissertation before Kal. Jul. MDCCCXVI. recitata, cùm us, is The Origin and Nature of Hieroprimum tulisset Premiorum, quæ ab glyphics ; and is, of all otbers, one which Academiæ Legatis dari solent quotannis furnishes an ample scope for investiSenioribus, sic nuncupatis, Artium Bac- gation." calaureis. Conscripsit Jacobus Bailey, B. A. Coll. Trin. Schol. Cantabrigiæ, 13. Anacreontis Teii Carmina Latinè typis ac sumptibus Academicis excudit, reddidit Gul. Jac. Aislabie, A.M. Sub&c. Longman and Co. jiciuntur Anacreontis Epigrammata
et Theocriti Anacreonticum in mor. WE mention this Prize Disserta
tuum Adonin. sm. 8vo, pp. 47. Ridgtion, as highly creditable to Mr. Bai
way. ley, and as it affords an opportunity of conveying the following article of
The following short extracts may academical intelligence, transcribed be considered as a fair specimen of from Mr.Valpy's "Classical Journal.” this elegant little volume:
“ In Cicadam. “ Among the various prizes instituted at Cambridge for the advancement of O nimiùm felix! quæ, Rex velut, arbore classical learning, are four (perhaps, the
celsa most important, so far as relates to
Exiguo gaudens rore, Cicada, canis. original composition) of fifteen guineas Quot faciles horæ, quot terra benignior each, given annually by the Representa
affert, tives of the University in Parliament to
Sunt tua; tu nulli, ruris amica, noces." two Bachelors of Arts of the second, and
“ Bibendum esse. two of the third year's standing, for the Fer calicem, puer, ingentem, sit plenior best Dissertations in Latin prose, on
[meri. subjects proposed by the Vice-chancellor Undæ sint cyathi quinque decemque and Heads of Colleges, somewhat (usu- Absint clamores Scythico male more ally) within two months of the day of nefandi, decision. The successful candidates are Exhilarant lepidi carmina nostra joci."
“Quis commodus Sodalis.
mentary Books of Instruction in the Non vere comes est, qui plenos ebibit various branches of Literature, accomhaustus,
panied with practical remarks, illustra* Rixasque et belli flebile narrat opus. tive of the best methods of Tuition.” Sed qui Musarum et Veneris citus inclyta
After many sepsible observations miscens
on the first part of his subject, Mr. Munera, lætitiam commemorare va
Jaques proceeds through the several Mr. Aislabie thus concludes a neat
branches of Science, with directious dedication to Earl Grey :
for the study of each. “ Deus Optimus Maximus faxit ut
For example, under "English Gramserus in cælum redeas, et perstes diu
mar,” he observes, tissimè uti ab ineunte statim adoles
“ It is comparatively of late years centia cæpisti, Foxii immortalis eheu!
that this study bas risen to its present quàm defiendi memor, et acerrimus liber
deserved estimation. Dr. Lowth, in tatis, legum, religionis vindex.”
the Preface to his Grammar, has a re
mark, that prior to his time the English 14. A Practical Essay on Intellectual language bad been generally considered Education, with a characteristic View
so simple in its structure, as really to of the most approved Elementary Books require no previous course of study in of Instruction in the various Branches
order to an acquaintance with it; and of Literature; and Strictures on the
that hence the writings of our best aubest Methods of Tuition. By William
thors were often very inaccurate*. This Jaques. 12mo, pp. 164. Hatchard.
observation of that acute and learned OF the Author of this useful little Grammarian gave rise, it is probable, Volume we are told, by himself, to the increasing attention which has “ His personal experience has not
since been paid to this important subbeen short, nor the sphere of his labours ject. The change which was taken contracted ; and to such advantages as
place in the language, both written and arise from these, he may make bonour. oral, is, however, obvious ; even the able pretensions. As a Domestic Tutor
conversation of educated persons is reformerly, and, at present, as a Daily
deemed from those inaccuracies which Teacher in some of the first families,
blemish the pages of the writers of and some of the most respectable Esta- Queen Anne's time. blishments for Young Ladies, bebas
“ As it is possible, however, to conbad multiplied opportunities of maturing
verse with accuracy, even where the his views."
grammatical principles that authorize
and guide the construction are unMr. Jaques then modestly adds :
known, the design of the study of Eng“ If it shall appear that he has written lish Grammar is to put the pupil into with some discernment of time and cir- possession of the reason of his own praccumstance, and with so much at least tice. In every stage of his progress of originality as must belong to stric. through this branch of study, not only tures, which, though they may not be his memory, but his understanding, always new, are yet the genuine growth should be exerted. The laws of Gramof bis own observation and experience, mar should be canvassed and thoroughly his particular object in composing the considered, that he may see them both Work will be accomplished."
in their own nature, and in their bear“ The Work divides itself into two ing on the language itself. principal parts: the former treats of va The most useful Grammar is that rious subjects connected with Intellec- of Murray, a Work which can scarcely tual Education ; while the particular be too highly praised; and which has object of the latter is, to give a charac realized all that could be wished in tbis teristic list of the most approved Ele- department of Literature f."
* “ Dr. Johnson, in the Preface to his Dictionary, has on observation of a similar kind : 'The English language,' says the Doctor, while it has been employed in the cultivation of every species of Literature, has itself been hitherto neglected; suffered to spread under the direction of chance into wild exuberance; resigned to the tyranny of time and faction; and exposed to the corruptions of ignorance, and the caprice of fashion."
+ “I shall have frequent occasion to refer to Mr. Murray's productions in the course of this Work ; but I cannot help recording, at the mention of this his most valuable production, my unfeigned respect for him as an Author, and my congratulations on the wide spread which all his Works on Education have deservedly received. There is not one of them which ought not be adopted in the school-room, and which has not answered, more or less, the excellent Author's design. He has
After some remarks on “ the me. attention in a course of education ; we thod of studying" the Gramınar re may now, perhaps, be verging to the commended, and a slight critique re contrary extreme, and are in danger of lative to “ some of the sentences detaining our youth too long within the which Mr. Murray has inserted in his precincts of the elementary volume.Exercises as erroneous,” Mr. Jaques indisputably the best, and ought to be
Of Dictionaries, that of Dr. Johnson is proceeds:
made tbe standard of orthography, for “ The Student may enlarge bis ac the reasons mentioned by Mr. Murray. quaintance with the subject of Gram
The Grammar prefixed to it claims the mar, by the studious perusal of the fol- attention of every student. -Walker's lowing Works :
:-Harris's Hermes,' Pronouncing Dictionary, on a different which, notwithstanding the animadver- plan from the Doctor's, is also a most sions of the Autbor of the ' Epea Ptero useful and valuable Work." enta' on some portions of it, is, on the whole, a Work of the highest merit,
We shall select one more passage: rich in grammatical learning. Dr. “ I shall close this cbaracteristic view Lowth's opinion is, that the subject of elementary books with the notice of of Grammar is fully and accurately such Works as appear to me particuhandled in it, with the greatest acute- Tarly adapted for the religious instrucness of investigation, perspicuity of ex tion of young persons. plication, and elegance of method. It “I entirely coincide with those writers is,' adds the Doctor, the most beauti on Education who have given it as their ful and perfect example of analysis that opinion, that the principles of our Holy has been exhibited since the days of Religion cannot be communicated at Aristotle.'-Dr. Lowth's Grammar' is too early a period. For this purpose a highly interesting and valuable pro. oral instruction, provided it be concise, duction; and altbough the most useful simple, and affectionate, is to be preparts of his volume are advantageously ferred. A system is, however, desirable ; incorporated into Mr. Murray's Work, and in order to this, I would recomyet there is so much of the true spirit of mend the early Catechisms for Children, criticism in tbe Doctor's Grammar, that composed by the amiable author of The it will amply reward an attentive peru Improvement of the Mind.' They are sal. -- Dr. Priestley's 'Grammar' may inserted in Dr. Mavor's Spelling Book, also be read with great benefit by the but may be bad separately. Student.-- Dr. Crombie's • Etymology “ To these may succeed the Church and Syntax' furnishes many ingenious Catechism; in illustration of which criticisms and illustrations.-A Gram- Archbishop Secker has composed a vomar lately published by Mr. Sutcliffe lume of Lectures.' contains much original and important “Mrs. Trimmer's · Prints of the Scripmatter.-As to the order in which the
ture History,' accompanied with descripWorks above enumerated should be tions, are a pleasing vehicle of religious read, it is not perhaps of essential mo information. ment. The Author recommends that in “The Introduction to the Knowwhich they are arranged. But to com- ledge of Nature, and to the Reading of plete the Student's knowledge of Gram the Holy Scriptures,' by the same lady, mar, it is necessary, that in addition to is a useful little work. the foregoing, he read the following in “ • The History of the Bible, in Fagenious Work, Epea Pteroenta, or miliar Dialogues, by a Lady,' vols. Diversions of Purley,' by John Horne 12mo, bas great merit. It combines Tooke.--Another Work which may be solid instruction, with a manner and mentioned in this connexion is, Brad style pleasant to children. ley's • Grammatical Questions, adapted Murray's ' Power of Religion on the to Murray's Grammar.' — But ample, Mind,' is a work eminently calculated and, indeed, indefinite in extent, as is both to instruct and please: it is rethe subject of general Grammar, it should ligion teaching by example. by no means be overlooked, that the ru “ Murray's Selections from Bishop diments of English Grammar are very Horne's Commentary on the Psalms.' few, and consequently of easy attain The piety and goodness which breathe ment. We bave seen that, prior to the through the whole of the Bishop's Exdays of Lowth, the study of the lan- position cannot be too highly praised ; guage was suffered to exact no special and Mr. Murray, in bringing it under certainly been an unusual benefactor to youth, and through them to mankind at large. And, possessed as he is of so ample a share of public confidence, it is to be hoped that he will yet favour the world with further contributions to our stock of elementary books."
the immediate notice of the young, has culation; and has shewn its time, naconferred on them an essential advantage. ture, end, and intent.--7. Lord Lyttel
Mr. Wilberforce's ' Practical View of ton has discussed the most illustrious the Religious Systems of this Country, instance of the conversion to this reliis, in my judgment, peculiarly suited gion, in the person of St. Paul, a man for the perusal of intelligent young per of the highest natural talents, and of
A reader of this work must be the profoundest reasoning and erudi. good or bad in the extreme, who may tion; and he has accompanied the not receive some advantage from such a whole with remarks of weight and digcompositiou*.'
nity, on the general subject of Revela“ An early opportunity should be tion.-8. And lastly, to a mind disposed taken to ground pupils in the evidences to view with calmness, humility, and of Religion ; and in order to this, I re reverence, the whole system of Provicommend Porteus's Summary of the dence, as far as it is permitted to man Evidences of the Christian Religion,' to view the work which God worketh and Dr. Doddridge's Sermons on the from the beginning to the end,' Dr. * Evidences of Christianity ;' a Work Butler has unfolded the analogy or relawhich was greatly esteemed by Bishop tion of the course of Nature to Religion, Porteus, who directed it to be read by by which all things are found to proceed every candidate for Holy Orders.
in harmony from Him who hath made “ Gisborne's Familiar Survey of the nothing imperfect. I think this great Christian Religion, and of History as performance of Butler's has peculiar connected with Christianity,' was written force, when it is considered in the confor the use of young persons during clusion of our religious researches, and the course of education. It is a lucid, not as part of the original proof.” impartial, and interesting work.
Our opinion of the Work will be is Beattie's • Evidences of tbe Chris.
seen by our copious extracts from it. tian Religion,' is a book of standard merit, and may be properly put into the
15. A Summary Method of Teaching hands of young students, for whose
Children to Read ; upon the Principle adoption the author originally designed it. " The following incomparable view of
originally discovered by the Sieur Bera series of works on the Evidences, is
thaud, considerably improved; with an from the pen of that vigorous and mas
entirely new Arrangement, calculated
to adapt it to the English Language. terly Writer, the Author of · The Pursuits of Literature. The reader is re
The whole illustrated by Nine Copper
Plates. By Mrs. Williams. 19mo, quested to mark the connexion. “"1. Mr. Jenyns's View prepares the
pp. 300. Longman and Co. mind to think worthily of the Religion
WE cannot coincide with Mrs. Wilwhich is proposed, and demonstrates liams in the following apprehensions: that there is the highest reason to be “A cursory glance over the titlelieve and to conclude that its origin is page," she observes, “will probably from above, and not from man.-2. Dr. decide its fate with the majority of those Paley's view of the subject displays, into whose hands it chances to fall. confirms, and establishes the direct The learned may condemn it as a weak historical evidence and proof, with all
and impertinent attempt to overthrow a the plainness and candour of which it is system of education which has been capable, and independent of the parti- handed down from father to son, and cular tenets of any church or sect.-3. received the sanction of ages, and to and 4. Grotius and Dr. Clarke present substitute in its place a ridiculous proto us the faith, doctrine, and evidence, ject without any good foundatiòn. in the form of propositions, with ample Others may reject it as a mere nursery and learned illustrations, with force of toy, too puerile for investigation : they reasoning, and with logical precision. consider reading a matter of course, -5. Mr. Locke has been peculiarly and think it cannot greatly signify how happy in representing the consonance children are taught; any common spellof the Christian doctrine to reason pro- ing-book will answer the purpose. Such perly understood; and its necessity, anticipations are rather discouraging; from the defects of all pbilosophy ow- yet it is evident that Miss Edgeworth ever distinguished. — 6. Bishop Hurd, and Miss Hamilton have not considered with the hand of a master, has opened the improvement and happiness of the a general view of the subject of prophecy, first years of human life beneath their and freed it from the intricacies of spe- attention; and surely no author need
be ashamed of endeavouring to follow * “ The Pursuits of Literature,' p. their lead, by pointing out a mode of 434, Fourteenth Edition."
instruction materially conducive to both.”