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have been broached to the discredit of dissenter*. We hare too much candour to be unwilling to respect his intentions, but before he writes again on this subject, we would recommend that he -should endeavour to understand it.
Art. XXIII. On the Education ef the Loiver Orders of Society. A Ser- . mon, preached at St. Andrew's Church, Edinburgh, on Tuesday, July 15, 180;!, before the Society of the Orphan Hospital, and published at their Request: by David Uicksin, one of the Ministers of St. Cuthbert's, Edinburgh. With an Appendix, containing an Account of the Progress and Present State of the Institution. 8vo pp. 62. Price Is. 6d. Edinburgh, Simpson. HTHIS is a well reasoned and well written discourse. The preacher defines, in the first place, the nature and extent of the education which, it is desirable to give to the lower orders, including religious instruction, and the knowledge requisite for their station in life; he then demonstrates the importance of providing them with the means of such an education, to promote their personal interest, their social usefulness, and the national ■welfare. The following extract will furnish the reader with a specimen of those just and enlightened views, which he may expect to meet with om the several important topics mentioned in our analysis.
'To those, who doubt the possibility of communicating any just notions of religion to children, the following questions may be suggested. Are not children early suscoptble oi love and hatred? acquainted with the difference between right and wrong? inquisitive about the characters of men, as well as the properties Of external objects? conscious of the propriety, even of the restraints, to which they are unwilling to submit I and capable of believing facts, on the testimony of those who, they are convinced, have no intention to deceive them? May they not, therefore, be as early taught, that they ought to love God and hate sin; to restrain their passions, and obey his law; to read his word, and pray for his blessing? Are not they as capable of believing the great facts recorded in scripture, especially those concerning the Saviour, who said, "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God?" And may they not be led to feel an interest in the history of his life and sufferings which are so admirably fitted to excite every generous and tender emotion of the heart? Or, finally, is it deemed of importance to instruct them in their duties to their fellow creatures? Must it not be, at least, of equal importance, to teach them their perpetual, their innumerable obligations to Him, in whose hand their breath is, and whose are all their ways?
♦ Were it proposed merely to load their memory with a number of theological words, the meaning of which it might be as difficult for the teacher to explain, as for his pupils to understand, the objection would have considerable force. But as the knowledge to be communicated is, in every part, of a practical tendency, directly bearing on the dispositions, the temper, and the habits, of those who receive it, the difficulty respecting the possibility of conveying just notions of religion to children, vanishes into air before the importance of the object, and trie probability of attaining it. Wherefore, let not parents and teachers undervalue the capacities of the young; but rather let them guide their opening powers of reason to *he truth as it is in Jesus. Xa the morning let them sow the seed, and ii the evening let them not withhold their hand; so may their children grow up like the palm tree, and, planted in the house of the Lord, flourish in the courts of our God.' pp. 17—19.
Att. XXIV. The Proceedings of a General Court Martial,' held at Chelsea Hospital, on Thursday, January 28, 1808, and continued, by Adjournment, till Tuesday, March 15, for the Trial of Lieut. Gen. Whitdocke, late Commander-in- Chief of the Forces in South America. Taken in Short-Hand, by Mr. Gurney. With the Defence copied from the Original, by Permission of Gen. Whitelocke ; also all the Documents produced on the trial. 2 Vols: 8vo. pp. 870. Price 11. Is. boards. Portsmouth, Mottley; Longman & Co 1808.
"IS it true, that the facility of obtaining promotion without deserving it, in the several professions, is almost precisely in an inverse propprtion to their respective importance? Let the reader judge of this importance and this facility, when he considers the state of the professions that are intrusted with the management or the decision of a horse-cause, with the amputation of a limb, with the lives of an army, and the care of souls.
We shall make no other comment on a subject, unhappily so familiar to the public mind as the catastrophe of Buenos Ayres. A most honourable tribunal, has given a satisfactory decision; and there is nothing left for us to add, but our earnest wishes that the melancholy event may not have happened in vain. Mr. Gurney's name is an ampfe pledge for the authenticity and accuracy of this publication; which is distinctly printed, and accompanied with two plans, the one of Buenos Ayres, the other of the movements of the troops.
Art. XXV. A Statement of the Numbers, the Duties, the Families, and the Livings, of the Clergy of Scotland. Drawn up in 1807, by the Rev. William Singers, Minister at Kirkpatrick-Juxta. 8vo. pp. 71. Price 2s. H. Pack, Edinburgh; Harding. 1808.
"I T is impossible to give, within moderate limits, any abstract of the various information, contained in this pamphlet We shall therefore content ourselves with mentioning its object and plan. It is intended as an argument for revising and improving the means of subsistence at present enjoyed by the clergy of Scotland; whose stipends, in many instances, have been exceedingly reduced by the depreciation of money, and other causes. It therefore includes a comprehensive view of the history and present state of the livings, compared with the necessary cxpences of the incumbents. The number of ministers is 936, the average number of their families, including servants, nine; the average income 1501. The author seems to have executed his task well, and has received the thanks of the General Assembly. To those who would feel interested in a detailed critique on this subject, we recommend the pamphlet itself, which is replete with information, perspicuously arranged, though expressed in idiomatic and forensic terms, that may not always he quite intelligible to an English reader.
Art. XXVI. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION.
The Rev. Robert Adams of Edinburgh, .will shortly send to the press a wi rk on ■which he has long bee; engaged, and \vh;eh is designed to comprise a View of the Reigjons of the World, comprehending Paganism, Judaism, Mahuinetauism, and Christ,!..nity; with a more detailed account of the various sects and parties into which many of them, and Christianity more especially, may have been divided. The work will form two volumes in octavo.
The Rev. Thomas Le Mestirier will short-, ly publish a Volume of Bampton Lectures, .on the sin and ill-consequeucc .of Schism, including a short Sketch of English Ecclesiastical History from the Reformation, with a •view of distinguishing the case of the separation which took place between the several .protestant c'aiirches and .the c! urch of Rome from that, of the dissenters iu this country.
A new Edition of Robinson's Scr pture .Characters, in 4 vols, is in the press, and will speedily be published.
The Rev. George Cook, Laurence-kirk, (N. B.) has nearly ready for publication, an illustration of the Genera,! Evidence establishing the reality of .Christ's Resurrection. Soon will appear, a Diamond Concordance to the Ho'y Scriptures of the Old and New Testament. By the Rev. John Brown of Haddington. Tirs little work is intended to .bind with small po'ket bibles: it has been between two and three years in the press. The price will be 4s. in boards.
The Rev. Mr. Hi'l, of Homerton, is preparing for .the press, Animadvers ons on .the R^v. W. Parry's " Strictures on the .Origin of Moral Evi, Sec." with an Appendix containing Strictures on the Rev. WV Bennet's "Remarks on a recent Hypothesis ton the Origin of Moral Evil, &c."
Mr. Robinson, late of Scaford, will shortly publish two volumes of Pqems, on Moral and Patriotic Subjects.
Mr. Tart, of Liverpool, has a volume of Poems consisting of Odes, Sonnets, &c. "ready for .the Press.
t Mrs. Sewell is preparing a third volume of Poims and Essays, to.be pub'ished by subscription.
The Fisher's Boy, a.poetical Work, on the plan of the Farmer's*!' -y, is in the press.
Mr. Raymond will shortly publish The Passions, written by VVil.iam Collins, embellished with sixteen superb engravings, by Anthony Cardon, from designs by Robert $ier Porter; with Notes and a Comparative Review, by the Editor of the Life of Collins,
as written by Mr.' Langhorncnnd Dr. Johnson. The Notes contain also Biographical Remarks and Anecdotes of the Poet, which have escaped the notice of those Biographer-:.
Shortly will be published in 1 vol. 8vo. with Engravings, Hints on the Economy of feeding Stock, and bettering the Condition of the Poor; by J. C. Curwen, Esq. M. P. Workington, Cumberland.
A Gentleman of I'dinburgh is about to publish an original work on Political Economy, .contain'n-g an inquiry into the extent and stability of National Resources. The object oi the publication is much the same as that of ^he popular publication of Mr. SpencCj 1o prove that the decay of commerce is not attended with such injurious consequen esas have genera'ly been supposed. Mr. Octavius'Gilchri t, has been for some time occupied in collecting and arranging materials for a new edition of the old Plays, on the foundation originally laid by Dodsley.
Mr. John Brown, of Kingston, Surry.will shoitly publish a small work on the education of youth.
The twentieth number (which completes the work) of Gary's General Atlas, imperial sheet, will soon appear. It will contain maps of England, Canada, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland; price 9s. fully coloured, 7s. fid. outlined.
The Proprietor of this work announces, that he is reducing it to a large Quarto size, and many of the plates are already engraved. It will be published in numbers,
The Rev. Mr. Williams of Halifax, has in the press a short and familiar introduction to Geography.
Mr Dewar, of Edinburgh, has justeompleted Essays Historical aril Critcl, on some parts of the History of Scotland, and more particularly of the Highlands, which he proposes shoitly to put to press.
The Asiatic Annual Register for 1806 will speedily appear.
A work of Mr. Jeremy Bentham's which hithf rto has been inaccessible but to a very few persons, is about to be made public. Its object is a Scotch Reform, considered with reference to the plan proposed in the late Parliament, for the regulation of the Courts, and the administ atton of justice in Scotland; with illustrations from Knglish Nonreform, in the course of which, divers imperfections, abuses, and corruptions, in the administration of justice, with their caus«s, ■will now, for the first time, be brought to particularly calculated for the use of Sunlight. To this Mr. Bentham has added, in the day schools, and other institutions for inform of tables, a view of the principal causes structing the poorer classes of the corn of complication and delay, and thence of munity. Edited- by an assistant at the
vexation and expence, that have taken their rise under the technical or fee-gathering system of procedure, in which -Indies have been observed to pay themselves in whole or in part, by fees.
The Rev. T. F. Dibdin, is about to publish a new variorum ed'tion of Sir Thomas More's Utopia. The text is fronv the lirst English edition of 1551 ; a book of considerable rarity, and scarcely known to Bibliographers and Lexicographers. Beneath the text, will be copious notes, and various readings fom the Latin, French, and English Editions in-' eluding the whole of Dr. Warner's. The Utopia will be preceded by a Biographical and Literary Introduction; comprehending among oth er subjeots a complete Catalogue Raisonni of the various editions of the Utopia h therto published. The work will be ornamented with some fac simile woodcuts. Mr. W. Bentham, principal Herald of Ireland,proposes to republish Lodge's Peerage of Ireland with some very valuable ad( ditions, founded on a variety of documents in his possession.
Mr. Francis Baily has in the press, an Analytical Treatise on the doctrine of Interest and Annuities, wheh will contain several new and useful tables on the subject, together with their various applications to different questions in Finances
Mr. Robert Buchanan is engaged on a work upon the subject of the teeth of Wheels. Mr. L. Cohen, has in the press, a splendid edition of a Controversial work entitled "Sacred Troths, addressed to the Childreu of Israel, residing in the British Empire and containing strictures on the "New San- _ hedrin, and causes and consequences of the French Emperor's conduct towards the Jews, &c. written by W. Hamilton Reid,'' tending to shew that the Jews can gam nothing by altering their present belief, proving the local restoration to the land of promise, and demonstrating that Bonn parte is not the man, the prom.sed Messiah."
Speedily will be published, an Appeal to the Legislature and to the public; in answer to the hints of a Barrister, on the nature and effects of Evangelical Preaching, by an Evangelical Preacher.
Proposals are issued for publishing, by «ubscription. a complete set of spelling and reading lessons adapted to Dr. Bell's plan of education; combining " most extraordinary Faculties of Instruction" with a considerable saving of the asua lexpence in books;
Clerkenwell Parochial Sunday-School.—
The Price to he One Guinea, for Three Sets—Half to be paid at the Time of subscribing- (to cover the expence of paper), and the remainder on ^delivery of the lessons, which will be in about a Month after 100 Copies are subscribed for.
With the lessons will be given a copy of the plan for using them, as adopted in the Clerkenwell Parochial Sunday School; together with complete sets of honorary Tickets for rewards, mon tors, Sec.
Proposals are circulated for printing,' in one volume, 8vo. price 5s. an Essay Oh the Gospel dispensation, considered in connection with the moral government of God; shewing the whole of divine revelation to be a moral plan of exercising the natural powers of men, congenial with their character and present state, as intelligent accoun'able creatures: and more particularly stating the true import Of the gospel dispensation as addressed to sinners indefinitely; the proper grounds of their universal obligation to a due reception of it; and the rational consistency of conducting: the christ'an ministry on that plan. By the Rev. William Bennet, Author of Remarks on Dr. Williams's Hypothesis &c.
On the first of May next will be published, a new "Monthly Magazine, entirely m devoted to the service of the Fine Arts, which will be called " Annals of Art, or the London Academical Journal." To contain usually a series of original Essays in the manner of" The Artist"—Cbllectanea • of every transaction worthy of record— Transactions of native and foreign societies connected with art—Works in hand, and other news of the world of art—Descriptions of noble Collections—a candid Review of Publications on Art, Exhibitions, &c.
Mr. Jay's Life of the Rev. Cornelius Winter, may be expected in a few days.
Mr. Styles is engaged in writing an Apology for Evangelical Preaching; which will include Animadversions on the " Hints of a Barrister," an Article in the Edinburgh Review, and some other recent publications; and will be published in three Parts.
ART. XXVII. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL ECONOMY.
Discourses explanatory of the object anrl plan of the course of lectures on Agriculture and Rural Economy bv Andrew Cot< ntry, W. D. FR.S. E. amis. A. S. Honorary Member of the Dub.in Society, and Professor of .Agriculture in tlie University of Edinburgh. t\o. is.
Mnnimenta Antiqua, or Observations on ancient. Castles. By Edward K'ng, E>q. F. B. S. and A. S. Vol. 4. folio .51. Lis. 6d. bds.
Jewish Antiquit-es, or a Course of Lectures on the first three books of Godwyn's Moses ami Aaron, to which is annexed a dissertation on the Hebrew Language. By the Rev. David Jennings. D. D. 2 vols 8 vo. J-is boards.
'A Biographical Index to the House of Commons' containing bnefbut correct notices of the lives, families, and party connections, senatorial character and conduct and olht r useful and satisfactory particulars relative to all the Members of the Commons House of Parliament. Corrected to I'ebm• ary 1808, 12s. boards, 12s 6d bound in red.
Memoirs of the Rev. John Newton, late Rector of St. Mary Woolnoth; with general remarks on his life, connections aud character. By Richard Cecil, A.M. Minister of St. John's, Bedford Row, J2mo 4s.
Memoirs of the Life of Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, with a new Edition of her Poems, including some which had never appeared hefore: to which are added, some miscellaneous essays in prose, together with her notes on the Bible, and answers to objections concerning the Christian Religion. By the Rev. Montague Pennington, M. A. Vicar of Northhoum in Kent, her Nephew and Executor. An octavo Edition, 2 large volumes 16s.
An Introduction to the study of Cryptogamous Plants, in letters. By R. Sprengel, . M. D. 18s.
An Enquiry into the causes and consequences Of the orders in council, and an examination of the conduct of Great Britain towards the Neutral Commerce of America j by Alexander Baring, Esq. M. P. 4s.
Orders in council, or an examination of the Justice, Legality, and Policy of the new system of commercial regulations. 4s.
Tie New Pantheon; or an Introduction to the Mythoio.y of the Ancients, m questions and answers. By W. Jillard Hort, with plates. 1 Sino 4s. bds.
Instructt-ur Francois, in French and English, des gned for schools of both sexes, anil pr.vate learners, by W. Keegan', 2s. fiH.
The young ladies new guide to Arithmetic by John Greig, Fifth Edition'2s.
The new Geography for Youth. A new Edition with new Maps, l2mo. 5s.
The Trial of General Whitclocke; taken in short hand by Mr. Gurney, with a Copy of the General's1 defence." To which is added an appendix, containing General Whitelbcke's Instructions and all the other official papers produced in Court; -with a Map of Buenos Ayres and the surrounding country. Svols. 8vo. 11. Is.
A statement of the evidence and arguments of council i before the Committee" of the House of Commons on the controverted Election of Saltash ; by Kamnel Carpenter^ Esq. Barrister at Law. 10s. 6d.
A Treatise on the Law of Distresses. By G.Bradbury. 7s. Gd. ■
The whole Law relative to the Duty and Office of a Justice of the Peace; comprising also the authority of Parish Officers, by Thomas Walter Williams, Esq. of the Inner Temple, Barrister at Law. The Second Edition, considerably enlarged and improved, including the statutes and -adjudged cases to the present time. 4 vols. Svo. 31. 12s.
A Treatise on Inflammation and other diseases of the Liver, commonly called bilious, including the Synochus Biliosa, Cholera Morbus', Torpor, Sehirrus, Biliary Calculi: which is preceded by a short description of the Structure of the Liver and the different physiological opinions respecting the use of the Bile. Lastly, is added a monthly List of Diseases from the 1st of June, 1806, to the 30th of June, 1JOT, with the state of the Weather and Thermometer. By J. White, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, Surgeon to the Bath City Dispensary and Asylum, 8vo. 5s.
The Principles of Surgery, by John Bell, Vol III. Parti. 4to. Price 21. 2s. boards.
Description and Treatment of Cutaneous Diseases, Part IV. (complctiuj the first To