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“ his abAra& property amounts to much 145. Historical Memoirs of Religious Diffenfion, “ more than the produce of the auce addressed to the Seventeentb Parliament of “ tion." Mr. Guy, who began with Great Britain. co vs from Mr. F, but was unfortunate AS the author of the Look to the last in he choice of some bulis, fold a Rock Century (fee vol. LIX. p. 345) reviews in April, 1990, sufficient to convince us the principles of the Disfenters of that of their cseemed superiority to most day, and compares them with the preothers. Some of his cows, by a bull of sent; so this author, with equal candour Mr. F's, sold for from 30 to upwards and strength of reasoning, estimates and of 40 guineas apiece.
judges the principles of the present DirSales of this kind are not unfrequent. senters by their avowed sentiments and The late Ezr! of Oxford, at his death, resolutions, always distinguishing rightly left on his estates in Hereford thire 1700 between the moderate and more nume. far oxen, and 3000 head of other cattle, rous part of them and their discontented which all came under the hammer. He brethren who set no bounds to their had given Mr Fowler 20 guineas for a claims. We recommend this pamphlet ram, which, at his Lord hip's sale, was as highly deserving an attentive perusal fold for two and an half.- An annual at the present moment if the events auélion is held at Croom Abbot of Lady which liave happened since its publicaCoventry's live stock, the farm being tion (for it appeared last year) have not fetled on her in part of pin-money. concurred in effect with it. The lock this year conflted of curious “This seems to be only a detached Alderney, Scots, and Holderness cows portior of a very large work, intended and bulls, blood-horses and mares, of “ by the author to comprehend the whole the largest and smalleft breed, spotted “ complex question between Protestant and variegated in a most beautiful man “ Ditünters and the Church of England; ncr, pigs, &c. in 74 lors, most of which " and cvery friend of our happy Eliabfold high. A cow for 201. 105.; an “lishment, and its unimpaired transAlderney cow, not much bigger than a “ miflion to posterity, cannot but with maliiff, 121.; a buffalo cow, that leaped “the argument by this eminent mafter over fences like a hunter, sl.
“ of reasoning speedily published and
"linerally encouraged.” Preface to ibe 143. A Letter to the Riv. Joseph Priestley, Blackmisb's Letter, p. ii. n.
LL.D. F.R.S. ortafioned ty bis late Addrejs As a counterblart to such publication, torbe Inb.branes of Birmingham.
we observe a new edition intended, A cool, difpaflionate composition; with improvements, enlargements, and which we lincerely hope may be read a continuation of Mr. Neal's Hiftory of will advantage by all parties.
ibe Puritans; a work written in all the spirit of misrepresentation and dullneis,
and ably detected on its hirit appearance. 144. A Letter from a Backmisb to the Minilers and Elders of obe Courcb of Scotland ; in wbicb obe Mianner of public 11 or paip in
146. An Aldress ro bis Grace the Archbisbop of that Church is comhdered, its Inconveniences
Canterbury, as a Vifior of Colleges in be and Defetis poine dost, and verb ds for ree
Univerfity of Oxford, and as Primate of all moving obim boob'y propojed. A nów Edi England. By a Country Cergyman. tion, prefaced by a brief Account of lume lare AN excellent and diecent representa. Publications on tbe keding Pornis wit 11/use bere tion on the expediency of maintaining a tween Prolella's Dilleniis ardibe (burb of regard to oallis and inftitutions in the England. By iba Emiror.
Univerfiry, revising the Articles and THE letier here reprinted was re- Liturgy, by the omission of the Athana. viewed in our vol. XXIX. p. 182, and han crecd and the descent into Hell, a contains a great deal of humour and new and more regular arrangement of found reatoning. The preface which the service, administration of baptilm now introduces it is a matter-piece of after the second leffon, a thorough re. reasoning against the sentiments and vifal of the articles, and a fricter atlen. principles of the new doctrines propa. tion to the decent performance of con. gated by certain leaders among the Pro. firmation, which appears to have been icitant D deniers of the present day. It mon disgracefully conducted in the dio. repeats the strictures, as to th«'!r polici. cele to viich the writer belongs, which, ci conduct, and may be thought by from his panegyrick on Bithop Ken, lome readers, perhaps, to proceed from seems to be Bath and Wells; more the same pen as the
frequent and carelul valitation: ; a more
equal adminiftration of the service by letter to Mr. Pitt, stating his urgent nethe clergy of all ranks (here the author celfities, and affirming that he had not expresses his surprize ihat Methodists the means of Jubnisring longer, as he had of good character should not be admitted hitherto supported hiinfelf by selling into the church in preference to "youths every little thing of value ibat be bad, " of very mean abilities, and of fufpic and now bad not any ibing more io fell. “cious morals,” and “ modern Cal. u vinism being, upon the comparison, 148. Account of ibe Origin, Proceedings, and
an innocent thing'']; and a better Intentions of the Sociery for Promosion af Inapportioned equalization and distribu dustry, in ibe Soubira Distriet of ibe Parts tion of what the state allows for the of Lindsey, in ibe County of Lincoln. Pube maintenance of the clergy, agreeable to lished at ibe Defore, and wirb obe Apprebio the Bishop of Landaff's plan of a bill. rion, of be Standing Committee of be said “ The Church Mould have the dignity
Society. Tbe Tbird Edilion. In whicb ebe "to reform itself;" for, agreeable to
Society's Accounts, and be Lifts of Benefac. Dr. Whichcote's aphorism, “the more
tors, Subcribers, and Truffees, are cuntinuid
to the Audit in 1789, including an Account “a man's religion is his own, the more
of the Subscriçrion for be Establishment of a “fierce he is for it; but the more it is
Dyer and Hee-prefer a Louth. To ibis "the religion of God, the less concern Edition is also added. A Report of tbe Bourd "ed he is for its defence"
of Trade to ibe Lords fefticos, respecting ebe This writer appears to us to reason Relief and Employment of the Poor ; drawn justly concerning the immortality re up in the Year 1697, by Mr. John Locke, kored to all men by Jesus Chrift, and one of obe original Cimmillioners of bal Board; the intermediate state betweeen death wirb Nores by sbe Editor. 8vo. and the resurrection, and shews how TO obviate the diftrefles in which jejune and forced an interpretation to the county of Lincoln was found to be fine a reasoner and so good a scholar as involved at the conclusion of the last Bp. Law contented himself with of our war, the magistrates of the Southern Lord's declaration to the peniteat thief, diftrict, at their Michaelmas quarterby transposing tbe comma 10 onuegos.
sellion, held at Louth, in 1783, thought There is much of true Chriftian doc- proper to enact certain regulations, tripé and temper in this whole compo- which they agreed to pursue in the exo fiion.
ercise of their discretional controul over
the poor. These confisted of the three 147. A Liter lo sbe Ele&tors of Great Britain. following articles:
By James Sutherland, Esq. late Judge of 1. That the overseer Mould purchase ibe Admiral!o al Minorca.
stock and materials, and provide proper AFTER what has been said of this and convenient places, in which the unfortunate man in our Obituaries of poor might work. the last and present month, we shall 2. That no relief should be granted only.add here, that the publication now in money till the person asking for it before us is prefaced by an introductory had done such work as he or lhe was address to the electors of Great Britain, capable of. in which they are foiemnly requefted to 3. To direct that all poor children inftruct their representatives to procure within their diftrict (except in cafes of a law, affording relief to every person sickness) lhould be taught to knit before whose character may be aspersed in a they were fix, and to ipin before they petition to the House of Commons, and were nine years of age. also an act of parliament “ to assure A society afterwards was formed to “the communication of the royal will, concur with these deligns, by proposing " by' bis Majesty's miniflers, to every rewards to infant industry. Their be"lubject who may in future present nevolent exertions have been so luccell. “such a petition to the King."-" By ful, that, "upon taking a general aver“which means," says he in his conclu age, it is clearly proved, that 13; fon, “I hope, that the last man who “ children, between ri and 12 years of
fhall be driven to destruction in this “ age, have, in ten monibs, taken in the "country, by the abulc of power and depth of the five latt winters, earned " its contemptuous neglect, will be your “the sum of 6801. 35. 3d. or half a " injured fellow-Tubject,” &c.
crown a week each." Alter an interval fufficient to afford The Report of the Board of Trade, ample room for investigation and en drawn up by the celebrated Mr. Locke, guiry, Mr. Sutherland wrote another is highly deferring of the attention of
all those who are interested in the fuca added, A short Review of the present State cess of the poor laws.
of Literature and be Police Aris in bat
Country. Interspersed wiib An'idedes. lo 149. Afrort Comipendium of ancient and modern Four Letters, by ó Geniloman long afhent is Historica: G:«g'a! by; translaid from the Copenhagen to bis Friend in London. 8vo. French, and dedico en by Pirmtion, Miss A favourable picture of the heir-apBillings. By M. de Lanfeqüe.
parent of the crown of Denmark, and IF we are to form a judgment of this of the literature and police a 's of that work, which is drawn up by way of kingdom, by a writer who conceals his question and anfier, from what ile compiler says of our own country must distrust his accuracy in orier 153. Refle9:00 on i be general Utility of Intrand parts, thouyh he has employed near 70 Noviga'ion on the Commercial and Landed pages of his work on Switzerland. Intreft's of England: wirb Observat ons ons
Of England, which he palles over in the intended Candl from Birmingham 19 three pages, he lays, ihat it produces the
Worcester; und romSiviri ires on the fieri pewier; is divided into five pro.
Orpolirion given to it by ebe Proprieters of
tb? Sta ordthire Canal. 8vo. vince: (we luppose he means was die vided by the Romans); that its chief INLAND navigations multiply like cities in the Eift are Colchester and Cam. turnpike roads, and open the way to bridge, and in the West Monigomery and wealth and luxury. Pembroke; and that Lover is the most ordinary li e. common or usual) par. 154. Remarks on the Scriptural Account of ibs jage from France to England. It looks Dimensions of Solomon's Temple: cca.itissed as if ir. de L. was one of those maoy
by rbe Supplement 10 Pompblue metulet ill-informed persons who offer them
• Evidence ibat ibe Relarien of Josephus selves to teach what they do not under
concerning Herol's buving rew.bude the tland, for a livelihood. An instance of
" Temd'e of Jerufalem is eiber false or mil. the came kind we noticed in vol. LIX.
represented." By the dulber of Remats
on ebe Evidence. 8vo. P: 53
MR. Burgess's design will best appear 150. The Practical Geooraply, for ebe Ule of “I liave now abundant'y thewn that the
from his own recapitulation : “I think S bulls; wich an Epicome of ancient Geogratly, and an In: duozicn ibe Science
“ Sanctuary and Holy of Holies were [anarledze ) of the Globes. Dy j. Ouiseau,
“ not distinct buildings, but parts of - M.
one and the same building, the same A brief and comprehensive account “ House of ibe Lord.-that the Sanctuary of countries, cities, rivers, &c intended " and Holy of Holies together were out to alliit young persons in acquiring, by
“ GXry cubits in the clear:-that the means of maps, a knowledge of the re “ Sandłuary was but forty cubits:--that Jative fituations of places. The new
“the Porch before the House was not division of France is introduced, in
“ included in the clear dimenfions of connexion with the old; and we think “the House:-hat the whole interior this might have been done in Rullia, “ space of the House, and of the Porch from the third volume of Mr. Coxe's " before it, was but leventy cubits :Northern Tour.
" and that the whole space in length,
"s from out to out, was but an hundred 151. Letters 10 a yung Cleroyman, from the “ cubits...... It is therefore evident lore Rev. Mr. Job Orton.
“ that as the waos of Solomon was only MR. Siedman, to whoin there Let
fixty cubits long in the clear, and ters were addressed, is a c ergyman at “ Z rubbabel's was of the same lenych, Shrewsbury, and the editor of Dr. D.d. “ Herod could bave added nothing to diidge's Correspondence (see our vol.
“the lengih of Zorubbabel's raos LX. pp. 644, 692). Mr. Orton's cha.
“ make it cqua. to Soronjon's ; aod racter, for integrity, exemplary piety, « therefore that καθαιρησεν τον νεων, καand benevolence, is well known, and
Tahuoco to omregler, &c. in the nare contrmed by these setters, which con
“ rative of jotepl'us, do not mean that tuin many on ervations, which may be generally useful, but particularly to the
“ Herod cook Jown a part of the vos younger clergy.
“ to enlarge it, but that he took down
“ che utile; and ti ar ELOE TOY 152*, 152. Skercb of the Charafter of his R ya! Hah. *TXORIUCO X6 TO: yowv, &c. mean wat he's the Prince of Denmark. To wbich is "he rebuilt the temple; and con'e
“ quently that Josephus has not been degree entitled to our esteem, as having “misrepresented.”
contributed to our delight, and pro
moted our instruction, by his chatte, 155. Discourses on different Subjects: by ibe moral, and animated Mufe. We cruft
Roo. Richard Polwhele. To wbicb are that he will not be offended if, in our adiek, Tws Discourses and an Effay. 8vo.
progress through the work before us, THE two additional discourses treat
we incidentally point out to animadveron Providence rather in a practical
fiop what may appear to us deserving of than speculative way. In the eilay Mr. revision, and capable of improvement. P.ives decided preference to the We do not mean, in any infiance, io works of the moderns over those of the antients; Tallo to Lucan, Mickle's that of Mr. Pope, considering the two
compare Mr. Cowper's Homer with Lusiad to Virgil, Milton to Homer. See works as totally diftin&t, thus avoid g fome extracts from this work in p. 819. the introduction of two names into in
vidious competition, which we almost 156. Tbe Iliad and Odyssey of Homer, trans equally revere and love. lated into Plank Verse, by W. Cowper. In Two Volumes. 410.
Mr. Cowper's work is vthered in by
a well-written and very terhile prefact, OF the importance of translations from antient writers it would be uselels, ed with his defien, which is, to exhibit
in which he m kes the rt our acquarniat the prefert dav, to enter into any elaborate discussion. Sore few indivja
a tranflar in of Hitler in blank verle, duals of the old schools may be yet re.
as moli lu: able to his purpole; a t:ans. maining, who view them with a jealous fervile,-free, iyut not to file as to be
Jarion close, but rato chote as to be eve, thinking that they obstruct the
licencious. The ided is excell.nt, and discovery of the sources of the Helico. nian Nije but their value seenis fuffi
calculated io cxhibit, wat very luidoin ciently determined by the flattering re
has appeared, a l'andaton perfé i in iis
kind. The ai thcu.cy is, to preserve to ception which they more
exact an equilibrium bet": cen enrgy meet with from all ranks of people and descriptions of readers.
and harmony, that neither may be in. to the antient puets, it has ever been, jured at the expence of the other; for and ever will be, a matter of angurient
of what a ue wou'd be a tranflerion of
Homes that wanied energy, or of any and dispute, whether the harmony of rhyme, or ine more folemn pacing of poei that wanted harmony? Mr. Cows blank verle, is beli calculated to draw
per has favoured the publick svih tpe. forth the lacert energics, and express
cimens of blank verle contiently dilina the subtle beauties of the original com•
guilhed by buch these qualities; but position. Both have been tried, both perhaps it will appear, in examining luis have found admirers amongst the learn. Homer, that his commendable dehre of ed, the ingenious, and the poste.
To retaining the firength of his original
has made him lefs attentive to that the present instance, were we to dira
Tweetness and melody which the Greek posed, the limits to which we are con. fined would necessarily prevent our ex.
language poflifles beyond al others,
but of which our own is fufficiently patiating on a subject upon which so much tull remains to be said. It is our
Mr. Cowper fears not "judges famiwith to thew a liberal candour, to do justice to learned industry, and rather je&t to the expreiton as quaint, ftiff,
“liar with original Tiomer.” We ob. to give our various readers opportunity
and unu uai. There is a certain norma of deciding for themfelves, bi placing the talents of the author fairly before loquenar established ainonyat icholars, them, than to antedate either their ta.
and thole of improved taite, to be telt, vour or their cenfuie, by praile indif- perhaps, rather than denned, from criminately bestowed, or by invidiously which it is as well not to deviate. selecting and commenting upon thote
Our firft fpecimen of the translation imperfections and blemithes inteparable fall be the celebrated description of from every human work. The name
Apollo, in the first book, about to vie of Pope mult te dear to every lover of dicate the cault of his prieit, and to the Mutes; and his version of Homer, pour deliruction on the Greeks. But in parucular, will ever be considered as
we must firit object to the exprction in an admirable effort of a mind adorned
the 16th line, ut “ Rich ranlom glo. with all the graces of science. But nei
" rious.” The Greek is a tips: y'üm2017 ther is Mr. Cowper in a very inferior which is, “jantom intimite.' Huittie
translator has obviously deviated from Of lambs or goats unblemished, he may yet his purpofe uf adhering closely to his Be won to spare us, and avert the plague." original, than which his expression is
(To be continued.) not only less strong, but less melodious.
“ The God 157. Baron Inigo Born's New Precess of Down from Olympus with his radiant bow
Amalgamation of Gold and Silver Ores, and And his full quiver o'er his shoulder Nung,
orber Metallic Mixtures, as, by bis late In. Marched in his anger : shaken as he moved
perial Majesty's Commands, introduced in His rattling arrows told of his approach
Hungary and Bohemia, from the Baron's Gloomy he came as night, fat from the ships
Account in German, Irarf red into English Apart, and sent an arrow. Clanged obe cord
by R. E. Ralpe. Wirb I wenty two Copper. Dread sounding, bounding on ebe filover bow
plates. To wbic are added, A Supplement, Mules first and dogsheftruck,but at themselves or a comparative Viceo of ibe former Mierbed Dispatching foon his bitter arrows keen,
of Melting and Refining; and an Address to Smote them--Death-piles on all sides always
ibe Subscribers, giving an Account of its loreft blazed.
Improvements, and of the Quicksilver Trade. Nine days throughout the camp his arrows
410. The tenth, Achilles from all parts convened FROM the strong affinity of gold and The host in council-Juno the white-armed, silver to mercury, amalgamation has Moved at the fight of Greecians all around long been known as one ready method Dying, imparted to his mind the thought. of separating them from earthy matThe full assembly, therefore, now convened, ters, in which they are imbedded. It Uprose Achilles ardent and began—"
has long been practised by the SpaUpon the above lines we thus remark. niards in South America, who, for that
They are certainly firong, and generally purpose, have generally exported great correct. We submit to Mr. Cowper, quantities of quick silver from Europe, whether gloomy be came as night, is and particularly from their own rich adequate to the beauuful fimplicity of mine of Almaden. Cold amalgamation, the original : o go nie ruxli icona's. He however, as usually employed by them, came as the night-Clanged the cord, has been considered by the mineralogists &c. Mr. Cowper apologizes for this of Europe as a flow and disadvantageous fingular line. The original is process; and it was regarded as a for. Δεινή δε κλάγΓη γένετ' αρΓυρεοίο βιοϊο
tunate discovery when Alonzo Barba “ Dire was the clangor of his filver bow."
accidentally found out the means of It is remarkable that, three lines be.
amalgamating in boiling water; in which
way the pulverized matter was found to fore, Homer applies this term 10 the noise made by the ratiling of his arrows
give out as much gold or Glyer to the at his thoulders as he moved along.
mercury, in a given number of hours,
as by the former method in as many The terleness of the original, which is
days. Bana', is well and forcibly expressed in Still a great and heary expence arose che eleventh line, by “ (mote them;"- from the consuinption of fuel, the inand we are happy to find that Mr. firuments for trituration, and the conCowper has had these energetic and ftruction and wear of the copper vessels abrupt pauses, which confirute one of in which the boiling was carried on. the beautiful distinctions of Homer, At length, Baron Inigo Born, by the uniformly in view. It is a singularity construction of wooden cylindrical in Mr. Cowper, which we neither cen. churns, with perpendicular pifions, laid sure nor commend, to write Greccians.
over with copper theeting, and, by a The rejection of the diphthong cer. crank motion, agitated quickly up and tainly opposes that establithed custom down, has contrived to produce so for which we before profetied to enter. strong a trituration as to render the cold tain fome degree of veneration, and amalgamation more effcctual and expe• if generally adopted would lead to ditious than the hot, without having some very ludicrous transformations. the same inconveniences. Indeed, The speech of Achilles, which to lows, though the ores are put cold into the deferves high commendation; in its cylinders, they soon heat very considere conclusion, particularly, it postulles all ably, in confequence of the quick tritu. The frength and melody that correct
ration and rapid motion of the pistons. criticism would require, or a good ear This work is important to all who demand.
are concerned with mines. It contains “ What broken vow, what hecatomb unpaid, a full account of all the processes for He charges on us, and if soothed with fioun amalgamation, both old and new, with