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THE

BRITISH CRITIC,

A NEW REVIEW,

FOR

JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER,

NOVEMBER, AND DECEMBER.

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PRINTED FOR F. AND C. RIVINGTON,

No. 62, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,

1795

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P R E F A CE.

THE

HE plan of our half-yearly Preface is now

so fully known, and, we may add, fo generally approved, that we shall wave the ceremony of introduction or apology. Our readers will find, in the present account, that even the extraordinary circumstances of the times, unfavourable, from various conspiring causes,' to literary efforts, have not been able to repress the ardour of our countrymen; and that many works have claimed our notice, in almost all the paths of learning, to which the fostering air of general tranquillity was not wanting, to complete their growth or excellence. Zealous to promote these useful labours, we now recall them into view, and briefly recapitulate the praise, for which we have before assigned the reasons.

DIVINITY

If we are to begin with that which is most important in the publications belonging to this class, the claim of Dr. Macknight's Translation of the Apoftolic Epistles

* to be mentioned first will not admit of a doubt. This laborious work, accompanied by every fpecies of illustration which the contents can be supposed to require, will afford an admirable exercise for the student, and a weighty object of confideration for the practised scholar in theology. As a compi

* No. V. p. 457. and VI. 607.

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