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Jefferson, · Archd acon, Lives of E. and J. Phillips,

Charge to the Clergy ..

by Godwin ........

Johnson, Dr. Cowper's Po. Love and Horror, & Ro-

ems, Vol. ji........... 127

mance .............. 104

Johnston, R, Travels in

Russia and Poland .... 550

Journal on Board the Belle-

M.

rophon, by Lieut. Bower-
bank ... ........ 106 Macaulay, Z. Letter to the

Duke of Gloucester.... 341
Maltby, Dr. New Edition

of Morell's Lexicon ... 453

K.

Mant, Dr. Scott and Bid.

dulpb in Answer to ..... 225

Key to Gregory's Arith-

Manual of Latin Grammar,
metic .......
........ 108

by Dr. J. P. Smith .... 454

Marsh, E. G. Serıaons be.

fore the University of

Oxford ............ 113

Maturin, Rev. R. C. Ber-
Lacey, H. Principal Events tram, a Tragedy ...... 502

in the Life of Moses •. 109: Memoir of Sir Peter Parker 599
Le Grice, The Proofs of the Merlet, P. F. Synopsis of

Spirit, a Sermon ...... 214 Frınch Grammar" ..... 560

Letter on the Game Laws 74

Monthly List of Publicati.

to a Lady of Fashion

ons 109, 220, 337, 447, 561,

at Paris ............. 333

673

_ , Lord Elgin's to the Moore, J. History of the

Editor of the Edinburgh

Small Pox ........ 559

Review ............. 394 More, Miss H. Essay on the

-- Postscript Character of St. Paul .. 86

to....

.. ib. Morgan, W. Life of Dr.

- to the Duke of Glo.

Price .............. 136

cester, by 2. Macaulay 341 Moses, principal Events in

- to Mr. Wilberforce, · the Life of, by H. Lacey 109

by Dr. Thorpe........ ib. Murphy, A. B. Mother's

- from a Rector to his

Dictionary .......... 555

Curate on the Bible So.

ciety ................ 534

Letters, Substance of, from

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Paris, by Hobhouse...

to his Kinsfolks, Napoleon, Journal of his
Paul's .............. 421 Stay on Board the Belle-
Liberty, Civil and Religi-

rophon, by Bowerbank 106

ous, by a Friend to both

, Substance of Lete

Life of Dr. Price, by W. ters on the last Reign of,

Morgan ............ 136 by Hobhouse ........ 621

Lindsay, D. Chronicles of Natural History of Quadru-

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, Ninth .........
Respectful Address to th

Archbishops.... ..... 689

Review of Norris, by Deal.

try, and Examination of

Dealtry .................. 657

Pagan Mythology, by Miss

Hatfield ............ 445
Parker, Sir Peter, Memoir

of ......... ........ 5
Parkes, S. Chemical Essays 1
Paul's Letters to his Kins-

folk ................ 421

Phillips, Mr. Speech of .. 1

Philosophic Mouse, the .. 5

Poems, Cowper's, Vol. ii. 1

Poetical Effusions, by C.

• Feist ..........ii... 103

Power, A. New Orthogra-

phical Exercises ..... 5
Practical Observations on

Telescopes ......... 4.46
Prayer Book, Unitarian li.

bellous Edition of the .. 565
Price, Dr. W. Morgan's

Life of .............. 136
Progressive Exercises to the

Eton Accidence ...... 336

Proofs of the Spirit, by the

Rev. C. y. Le Grice.... 214

Salt, Henry, Travels in

Abyssinia ........... 467
Say, Ý B. Catechisme d'E.

conomie Politique .... 443
Schlegel, A. W Cours de

Literature Dramatique 288
Scott, Rev. J. Answer to

Dr. Mant on Baptism .. 225

Select French Idioms .... 383

Seribon,

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Sermon, Assize, by the... Thoughts on the Abolition
Rev. F. Iremonger .... 537 of the Slave Trade .... 341

on Revivalism, by Townsend, Rev. G. Arma-
· Le Grice ............ 214 geddon, a Poem ...... 591
- , by a Clergyman Travels, Johnston's, in Rus-

of the Archdeaconry of sia and Poland ........
Exeter ............. 667

, Salt's, in Abyssinia 467
Sermons, before Oxford

at Home, and Voy-
University, by Marsh .. 113 · ages by the Fire-side :. 334

– Cam Treasure of Devotion, by
bridge University, by : Battaglia ............ 375

Sharpe .............. 615 Tweddell, John, Remains

Shaw, L. 0. The Duel, a

of the late ............ 393

Satirical Poem ........ 219

Shelley, P. B. Alastor, a

Poemn ............. 545

U.

Siege of Corinth and Pari-

sina, by Lord Byron .. 430

Sismondi, De la Literature

Unitarian libellous Altera-

du Midi de l'Europe 24, 182 . tion of the Prayer Book 5
Slave Trade, eight Pam-
phlets on the ........ 341

v.
Small Pox, History of the,

by J. Moore .......... 559
Smith, J. P. Manual of La-

Vaux, F. B. Domestic Plea-
tin Grammar .........

sures ...............

Speech on the Catholic

Voluspa, and other Poems,

Claims, by Sir J. C. Hip-

by the Rev. J. Prowett 670

pisley ............. 515

in the Cause Gu-

W.

thrie v. Sterne, by Phil-

lips ................ 106

St. Paul, Miss More on the Wanderer in Norway, by

Character of ................ 86 Dr. T. Brown ........ 437

Synopsis of French Gram Waterloo, Cobbold's Ode on 217

mar, by Merlet ............

, Walker's Ballad

on .................. 441

Whittaker, Rev. G. Gram-
T.

matical Figures ....... 558

Wilson, Rev. H. B. History
Telescopes, Practical Ob.. . of Merchant Taylors'

servations on ........ 445 School .............. 388
Thorpe, Dr. Letter to Mr.

R. Enquiry into the
Wilberforce .......... 341 high Price of Corn .... 946

- - Reply “ Point Woodcock, Rev. H. An.
by Point" ....

swer to Mr. Gisborne .. 436
Postscript Worsley, J. French Delec-

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THE

BRITISH CRITIC,

FOR JANUARY, 1816.

Art. I. An Inquiry into the Integrity of the Greek Vulgate

or Received Text of the New Testament; in which the Greek Manuscripts are newly classed, the Integrity of the Authorised Text vindicated, and the various Readings traced to their

Origin. By the Rev. Frederick Nolan, u Presbyter of the · United Church. 8vo. 576 pp. 16s. Rivinytons. 1815. IT has been objected, and with a sufficient degree of justice, both to the writers and to the readers of the present day, that they are ever disinclined to enter into the labour of investigation themselves, but are contented to rely upon the industry and to trust to the fidelity of their predecessors: els étoiua Mãrdov teémov 7a. It is therefore with peculiarpleasure that we introduce to the learned world a volume, which is of itseif sufficient to relieve the age in which we live from so severe a charge, and to prove that there is one man at least among us, who, in the ardour of investigation and in the depth of original research, will yield to no Theologian of ancient days. * Mr. Nolan's reputation as a Theologian, is already established by his work on the OPERATIONS OF THE HOLY Ghost, published at the close of the year 1813. After such an exertion of talent, most men would have allowed themselves some little relaxation, or had they engaged without respite in further literary pursuits, would have selected an object on which it would not be necessary to bestow uncommon exertion. In both these respects our author's devoteduess to his professional studies, led him to a different course ; for the foundation of the work now before us was laid in our own pages in February, 1814, and our introductory observation fully expresses our sense of the arduousness of the undertaking. As to the success which has attended his labours in the present instance, we are on many considerations restrained from obtruding upon our learned readers any premature conclusions of our own, but without incurring the imputation of partia.

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lity,

VOL, V. JANUARY, 1816.

lity, we shall be permitted, we trust, to assume thus much in our author's behalf that there can be but one opinion as to the industry, the accuracy and the ingenuity displayed in so extraordinary a manner throughout the volume an opinion which we confidently promise ourselves will not only be privately entertained, but publicly demonstrated. But without further preface, we shall lay before our readers an historical sketch of the investigations previously made into the state of the Received Text of Scripture, as no unsuitable introduction to what has been done by Mr. Nolan.

The early efforts of every art, necessarily superficial, admit of an easy description. The first essay, in sacred criticism coni. menced under the patronage of that distinguished prelate Cardinal Ximenes, who undertook at the beginning of the sixteenth century, the Complutensian Polyglott. Fifteen years were employedin compiling this great work, forty-two persons, eminent for their learning, having been maintained at a considerable expence in preparing it for publication. In executing this task, there was little room for the exercise of conjectural or emendatory criticism. The editors undertook the work expressly with the design of fol. lowing the most antient manuscripts, with a religious exactness ; having been supplied by Leo X, with seven of the most valuable copies in the Vatican library; and they accomplished the work agreeably to its intention. A manuscript, in the Bodleian library, which Dr. Mill found in Archbishop Laud's collection, harmonises with the Complutensian text in so extraordinary a degree, as to justify the supposition, that they have been respectively taken from the same exemplar. The fidelity of this edition to the original from whence it was copied gives it the authority of a manuscript, and so highly has it been estimated, for the purity of iis text, that many critics have given it the preference to the received text of our printed editions. The most striking peculiarity of this edition, is the celebrated verse containing the heavenly witnesses, 1 John v. 7. which has been the subject of so much learned discussion ; but the opinion of every unbiassed person now rests in the conviction, that it retains this verse merely as a translation from the Latin Vulgate.

The publication of this great and celebrated work was antici-' pated by the third edition of Erasmus, who undertook to settle the text, on the testimony of the Greek and Latin Vulgate, and who consequently produced that edition from wbich the received text deviates in no reading of the least importance. The manuscript which formed the exemplar of this text is still extant, having been discovered by Griesbach in the British Museum; and froin R collation of that accurate critic it appears, that Erasmus, who eutrusted the revisal of the press to @colampadius, adbered very

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