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propriety of military preparations and exertions, and the dependence of their Success on the divine favour, which he recommends the people to seek by repenting and forsaking their sins. « It is not,” he justly observes, “ the superficial compliance with the outward forms of a religious appointment : neither is it the mere technical display of momentary repentance, which can avert the judgements of God, or conciliate his favour. These sanctimonious mockeries of devotion which the prevailing and fashionable hypocrisy of the day may possibly encourage, so far from having a tendency to expiate our guilt, serve only to aggravate the load of its enormity.” Art. XXIX. Juvenile Poems of Thomas Romney Robinson, to which is pre.
fixed a short Account of the Author, by a Member of the Belfast Literary
Society. Belfast printed. London, re-printed. 8vo. pp. 112. Johnson. 1807. A VERY short account of this book will suffice to acquaint the reader with
its claims to general notice. The author is now 15 years of age ; he was born at Dublin, April 23, 1792 ; his father, who studied 'nnder Romney, is an eminent portrait painter at Belfast. The volume contains specimens of young Robinson's poetry from the age of five to that of thirteen.
As the poems, like all precocious fruits, are more interesting from the mar. vellous earliness of their production, than the excellence of their quality, we shall copy his Lines on seeing a picture of Mount Vesuvius, written in his eighth year.
• Here Torrè rose; here villas once were seen,
And weeping Naples mourns her ruin'd shore.' p. 5. .
• While yet in his nurse's arms there appeared to be something extraordinary in the tone of the infant's feelings and the structure of his nerves: this appeared particularly in the effect of music on his animal frame, the notes of an ill-tuned inStrument raising in him sensations of sickness and disgust, while harmonious sounds affected him with evident delight.
o When his son was about two years old, Mr. Robinson having drawn two pictures from the Hermit of Warkworth, was in the habit of reading aloud some mathetic passages of that beautiful poem. The child used to listen with fixed Attention, watch with anxiety the variations of expression in his father's counte. nance, and shed tears as he observed him affected. Mr. Robinson conceived the attention of the infant an indication of something extraordinary, and delighted to put it to the trial ; so that the child would frequently sit with patience listening so the Hermit of Warkworth : it soothed his infant pains, and formed the prin. cipal source of his infant pleasures. From the frequent inspection of his favourite piece, he learned to read, which, as well as to recite several passages of the poem, he was able to do before he attained his third year. As soon as he had learned to read, he devoured, with insatiable avidity, all the poetry he could meet with.'
Having pas sed with surprising rapidity through the classes at Belfast Academy, he has been placed at Trinity College, Dublin.
Art. XXX. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION.
The Rev. Wm. Bennet, author of “Re- of the Poet, will shortly be ready for pu marks on a recent Hypothesis respecting lication. the Origin of Moral Evil,” is transcribing A new edition of Swift's works, in ninefor the press, Thoughts on the primary teen volumes, 8vo. will speedily appear. Condition of intelligent accountable Crea. Nearly ready for publication, by subscriptures; deduced from Principles of right Rea. tion, for the benefit of Mr. Cowper's Orphan son, compared with the Testimony of Inspi- God-son, in royal 4to. Price 21. 2s. in ration, and corroborated by References to boards, The Latin and Italian Poems of approved Calvinistic Writers.
Milton, translated into English Verse, with The Rev. W. Newman, of Old Ford, is the Originals; and a Fragment of a Compreparing for the press, Part the First of a mentary on Paradise Lost. By the late Reply to Two Queries
William Cowper, Esq. With a Preface and 1. What has the Gospel done for Females? Notes from various Authors, by the Editor,
2. What have Christian Females done and three Designs by John Flaxman, Esq. for the Gospel
Mr. Wordsworth will shortly put to press A fourth edition, corrected, of Montgo- a new Poem, under the title of the White mery's Wanderer of Switzerland and other Doe, or the Fate of the Nortons. Poems, will appear without delay.
Mr. Robert Walker, of Oxford, will In the press, The Comet, a mock News- shortly publish Experiments and Observapaper, by the author of All the Talents. tions on the production of artificial cold, a
Mr. Walter Wilson has in the press, the new edition with considerable additious. History and Antiquities of Dissenting The Barrister, the first part of whose Churches, Chapels, and Meeting Houses in Hints on Evangelical Preaching has been so and about London; including a chronolo- ably answered by several writers, has the gical Series of Ministers at each place, with second part in a yery forward state for pubbiographical anecdotes of their Lives and lication. Characters. The work has occupied his Mr.Hugh Murray will publish in a few days, attention for many years, and is to be ac- a work intitled, Enquiries, Historical and Mocompanied with portraits from original ral, respecting the Character of Nations and paintings.
the Progress of Society. In this work it will In the press, Emancipation, or, Peter, be Mr. Murray's object to exhibit a view of Martin, and the Squire, a Tale in Rhyme, the moral history of Man; of the manners with Notes, satirical and explanatory and characters of Nations, and the circum
The Rev. Johnson Grant, A. M. is pre- stances on which they are dependant. After paring for publication, a Summary of the endeavouring to ascertain the general prinHistory of the English Church, with an ciples by which they are regulated, he proAccount of the Sects which have separated ceeds to give a view of society, as it exists from it, and answers to the tenets of each. in the earlier stages of its progress. Mr. To this work the premium given by the Murray has some intention of hereafter ex: Society of St. David's, for promoting Chris- tending a similar survey to subsequent petian knowledge and Church Union was ad- riods in the History of Man. judged. . .
Mr. Thomas McGill bas in the press, The Correspondence between Mrs. Eliza. Travels in Turkey, Italy, and Russia, durbeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, and ing the Years 1804, 1805, and 1806, with á Series of Letters from Mrs. Carter to Mrs. an account of the new settlement of Odessa, Vesey, in two quarto volumes, will appear in the Black Sea, and of the Trade of Turin the course of the present month.
key. The sixteenth edition of Dr. Vicesimus Mr. Bisset, of the Museum, Birmingham, Knox's Essays, Moral and Literary, is in the will shortly publish a Magnificent Guide, or press.
Grand Copper-plate Directory to the Town Mr. Renney, author of the work, intitled of Birmingham, in which the addresses of A Demonstration of the Necessity of a Free the most eminent professional GentleTrade to the East Indies, has now in the men, Bankers, Merchaits, Tradesmen, and press another performance on the State of Manufacturers, will be elegantly engraved the East India Company, which will speedily in superb and emblematic Plates. be published.'.
Mr. William Savage proposes to publish Dr. Maltby is preparing a new edition of by subscription, a View of the elegant Morell's Thesaurus." I
Gothic Remains of the East End of Howden : A Translation of the Satires of Boileau, Church, in the East Riding of the County with some Account of the Life and Writings of York, the Drawing by Webster, from a
Sketch made in 1796. It will be engraved have already appeared, and that of Oxford in aquatinta by Lewis, and coloured to shire by Mr. Young, and of Bedfordshire imitate the Drawing. The size will be 18 by Mr. Bachelor, are ready to be put to inches by 14.
press. New Editions of Lancashire, Staf. Mr. T. C. Williams, of Reading, Che fordshire and Lincolnshire, are also in formist, is printing at his own private press, a wardness. The Survey of Invernesshire, by Catalogue of British Plants, particularly Dr. Robertson of Callander, has been des pointing out their medical and economical layed a few weeks, owing to the preparation' uses.
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the soil, but the propriety of establishing The Life of Alexander Nowell, Dean of villages for improving the fisheries and the St. Pauls, by Mr. Cheerton, is nearly ready woollen manufactures, as a great fund of for the press in une large volume 8vo. to subsistence, employment and wealth to the be embellished with three Portraits from people, which may effectually prevent emioriginals never before engraved.
gration; with extracts of letters from Mr. A Translation of Richard of Cirencester, Dempster of Dumchan, on that desolating on the ancient state of Britain, with Notes ; evil; and an Appendix, containing Direce a Commentary on the Roman Itinerary, and tions for the cultivation of Peat Moss, by Remarks on the British Roads and Antiqui- Sir John Sinclair ; Letters on the compara. ties; accompanied by the original Treatise rative value of different Breeds of Sheep, and De situ Britanniæ, from the scarce work a short Account of the British and Ecclesipublished by Professor Bertram at Copen- astical Antiquities of the Country. hagen, is in the press, and will speedily be Mr. Robert Backwell, of Wakefield, has published.
prepared for the press, a work on a subject of Mr. Arthur Young having, by desire of the considerable importance to Woollen ManuBoard of Agriculture, delivered two very facturers, and Wool-growers. Its chief obinteresting Lectures on Agriculture, at the ject is to demonstrate the possibility of imHouse of the Board in Sackville-street, the proving the quality, and increasing the vafirst Lectures which have ever been deliver- lue of Clothing Wool, by means the most ed on this subject in England, has been re- simple and easy, but which have hitherto quested to publish them, and they will be been neglected, from an ignorance of the put to press without loss of time.
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William Gilpin, A. M. Prebendary of Sathe Author of the Swiss Emigrants, 4 vol.
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ers who Abraham Booth, late pastor of the Baptist
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