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Letters to a Nohleman, proving a late Prime Minister to have been Junins; and developing the secret Motives which induced him to write under that and other Signatures. 8vo. 8s.

The Penal Enactments of the Slave Trade Registry Bill examined, in a Letter to Charles N. Pallmer, Esq. M. P. 28. 6d.

Historical Review of the Policy of the British Government in the Treatment of its Catholic Subjects: with a Consideration of their present Claius. By Henry William Tancred, Esq. Barrister at Law. 9s.

A Defence of the Bill for the Registration of Slaves, in Letters to William Wilberforce, Esq. Letter II. By James Stephen, Esq. 59.

A Letter on Friendly Societies and Saving Banks, from the Rev. Richard Vivian, Rector of Bushey, Hertfordshire, occasioned by Mr. Rose's Letter, &c. 13. 6d.

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Christabel, a Poem, and Kubla Khan, a Vision. By G. T. Coleridge. 8vo. 45. 60.

Margaret of Anjou. By Miss Holford. Author of Wallace, 4to. 21. 2s.

Voluspa: or the Speech of the Prophetess, With other Poems. By the Rer. J. Prowett. 12mo. '45.

Lady Byron's Responsive “ Fare thee Well.” 4to. 1s.

Farewell for Ever.' A Poem, dedicated to her Royal Highness the Princess Mary. By a Lady. 2s. 6d.

An Ode on the Marriage of Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte of Wales, to his Serene Highness the Prince Leopold, of Saxe Cobourg, May %, 1816. By M. Montague. 28.

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Mador of the Moor. By James Hogg, Author of the Queen's Wake. 870 75. 6d.

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Melancholy Hours, a Collection of Miscellaneous Poems. 8vo. 6s.
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MISCELLANTES.
A Defence of our National Character, and our Fair Couutrywomen from the
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Reports of the Committee of the House of Cominons on the Elgin Marbles, 8vo. 98. 6d.

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LITERARY

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

WORKS IN THE PRESS.

The Elgin Marbles of the Temple of Minerva at Athens, selected from Stuart and Rirett's Antiquilies of Athens, op Sixty double Plates in Imperial Quarto.

Biblical Criticism on the Books of the Old Testament, and Translations of Sacred Songs, with Notes, by the late Bishop Ilorsley.

Sir George Buck's History of Richard the Third, from the Original M.S. in the possession of the Editor, with an Appen. dix of Notes and Documents, by Charles Yarnold, Esq. in a Quarto Volume.

A Treatise on Spherics, comprising the Elements of Spherie cal Geometry and Spherical Trigonometry, by Mr. Cresswell, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

A Second Edition of Dr. Marsh's Comparative View of the Churches of England and Rome, with an Appendix.

A Series of Tables, entitled, The Genealogical Mythology, intended as a book of reference for Classical Students, by Mr. Berry, late of the College of Arms, and Author of a History of Guernsey. · Philosophic Etymology, or Rational Grammar, containing the Nature and Origin of Alphabetic Signs, &c. &c. by Mr. Gilchrist.

The Florist's Manual, or Hints for the construction of a Gay Flower Garden, with Directions for the Preservation of Flowers, from Insects, &c. by the Author of Botanical Diaa logues.

A Satirical Poem, entitled, The Talents run Mad, or Eighteen Hundred and Sixteen, by the Author of All the Talents.

A History of Turtlepool, in the County of Durham, by Sir Cuthbert Sharp.

A Description of the People of India, with particular Refer• ence to their Casts, by the Abbé J. A. Dubois, in a Quarto Volume.

THE

BRITISH CRITIC,

FOR JUNE, 1816.

Arr. I. The Common Prayer Book of the Sect of the

Thirty Nine Articles, (still whimsically enough styling Itself the Church of England) made Scriptural in Point of Lan. guage ; if not in its Mode of Address to the One only true God, viz. the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the Use of Children at Scriptural Schools, and other Protestant Christians, who have not an Opportunity of attending any other Place of Worship than the Paruchial Building of the

aforesaid established Sect. Uxbridge. 1816. WHEN we had dispatched the subject of Mr. Jones and his associates, of the Unitarian fraternity, we were fạr from gratify. ing ourselves with the hope, that we had silenced the frontless blasphemers, or put down the pestilent heresy The.vanity which had prompted those adventurers to make a desperate effort, in a contest which might be decided by fortune or address, had seduced them so far out of their depth, as to leave them ample cause to repent their temerity. For with whatever boldness they advanced to the assault, we venture to believe, that we left those confident pretenders little reason to triumph, at the pitiful exhibition which we made of their qualitications, to sustain the character, which they assumed as critics and réásoners. But it is seldom the part of ignorance, folly, or conceit, to profit by cas. tigation, however salutary in the administration. The three champions, who added insult to defiance in provoking us to the field, had pledged themselves to maintain the ground on which tbey planted themselves, when they challenged us to contest it. From adversaries whose obstinacy is hardened by continued aggression and defeat, we never expected the compliance of an easy submission. Whatever, therefore, be our mortification in returning to the offeusive subject which we resume, we return to it, with expectations prepared for its recurrence,

But VOL, V. JUNE, 1816.

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But however mortified we may feel, that our efforts have failed in reducing those empty and confident boasters to silence, we have still our consolation, in thinking that they have not proved wholly abortive. If we have not secured the sacred frontier, which we are prepared to defend against the fury of the assaila ant; we have at least paralyzed his means of offence, and contracted the sphere of his hostility. We have taught the most wily and unwearied of our opponents, that the stores of Lardner and of Peirce are not to be rifled by every plagiarist, who aspires at the reputation of learning, by concealing the sources from whence it is pilfered. We have instructed others, that the weak and mouldering fences behind which Priestley and Towgood had taken shelter, afforded little protection to the Belshams and Asplands who now undertake to defend them. Here we would have willingly suffered a contest to rest, from which we conceive, our adversaries can derive as little profit, as we derive pleasure. But whatever counsel prudence might have dictated to our opponents, vanity has stimulated them to a different conduct. The internal evidence of the despicable production before us warrants us in believing it the joint production of two of those respectable champions of Unitarianism, whose names and qualifications we have already emblazoned; for, an imbecile effort to cover the senseless blunders of Mr. R. Aspland, and Mr. J. Jones, affords sufficient ground to support a conjecture, that their united efforts have been employed in its composition.

The production, of which we have transcribed the title, at the head of the present article, is nearly composed of the “ Order of Morning and Evening Prayer" extracted from our Liturgy ; but adapted to the worship of the Unitarian conventicles, by a rejection of every passage and expression, which relates to the fundamental doctrines of the Christian Religion. With thus much of the plan of the work we are in no respect disposed to quarrel ; we have no inclination to question the right of any body of seceders to pray by whatever formulary they may deem fit, however immoral or blasphemous; we have no desire to dispute their right to publish that formulary if they think proper, however absurd and impious. But to the Order of Prayer thus mutis lated there is prefixed an Introduction, and the whole production is interleaved; the supernumerary pages being devoted to a libel upon the Established Religion, the nature of which may be collected from as-much of the title, as we have already laid before the reader. For it is necessary to observe, that in addition to the intention which that title undauntedly avows, the following pro. mise is recorded, of which however the author or authors have forgotten the performance; "To which are added, a few words of note and comment on the Authorized Version of the Scrip

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tures.” Of the vast expectations, however, which this prognostication naturally excited, there was unfortunately no further realization, but that contained in the following reference, inserted opposite p. 5, the latter part of which was as unfortu. nately legible through a blot, intended to conceal it: “ See the Notes on the Authorized Version at the end." ,

Now how little important soever this circumstance may ap-
pear, we cannot pass it over in silence; as it is a full admission,
on the part of our opponents, that they have already felt their ut-
ter incompetency to make good, as much as their vanity flattered
them they should be able to accomplish. And if the reader turn
to No. XXIV. Vol. iv. p. 657, sqq. of our Review, he will pro-
bably discover the causes of this change in the operations of our op-
ponents, which was rather dictated in a moment of prudence than
repentance. As our first strictures upon them, in the months of Sep-
teinber and November, had doubtless excited the desire to return
the attack with promptitude and vigour; the first intention of
the respondents was to extend the range of their operations, by
directing their hostility against the Authorized Version, as well as
the Established Liturgy. Between the time required to form
this intention, and to carry it into effect, we taught them to know,
that this ground was not to be trenched upon with impunity; or
had probably spoiled the effect of some of their strongest objec-
tions, by exposing, even to themselves, the ignorance and shallow.
ness of the undertakers. To these circumstances it is probable
we owe the result; that, while they leave their objections to stand
against the Book of Common Prayer, they have prudently with..
drawn their exceptions to the Authorized Version; merely qualia
fying the threat denounced against it in the title-page, by a few
stale objections, now subjoined to the Introduction, which
principally apply to the received text of the Greek Testament.
It now remains for us to prove, whether it would not have been
as wise in our opponents, to have shewn that deference to the
Prayer Book, which they have, very much against their will, paid,
to the Authorized Version. From this account of the scope and
intention of the production before us, we shall proceed, without
further preface, to the consideration of its subject. On the gene-
ral character and tendency of the work, we will speak in due
time ; and as the sentence is decided, which we have to pro-
nounce upon the authors of a libel upon the established mode of
worship, which is as unprovoked as it is daring; we wish it to
be preceded by a formal statement of the grounds on which our
opinion is founded.

The Introduction' opens with contrasting the doctrine of the
Unity and Trinity, and representing them as inconsistent and
contradictory. In a change rung upon the phrase “ One God,"
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