Page images
PDF
EPUB

the relief of the sons of the clergy ought to be provided for, out of the revenues of the church; and in the course of which he has favoured the public with a declaration of his disbelief of Christianity, and his tender concern on account of the calamities which he ascribes to its influence.

Art. XXI. School of Instruction, a Present, or Reward to those

Girls who have left their Sunday School with Improvement and

a good Character. By a Lady. 8vo. pp. 92. Rivingtons, 1812. IN recommendation of the lessons contained in this little book, it

is sufficient to say that they convey religious instruction, very much adapted to those to whom they are addressed, and in language perfectly level to their capacity.

Art. XXII. The Mirror of the Graces ; or the English Lady's Costume ;

combining and harmonizing Taste and Judgment, Elegance and Grace, Modesty, Simplicity and Economy with Fashion in Drese, &c. &c. &c, By a Lady of Distinction, who has witnessed and attentively studied what is esteemed truly graceful and elegant among the most refined Nations of

Europe. 12mo. pp. 241. price 5s. Crosby and Co. 1812. A Nintelligent reader would at once conclude from the title of this work,

if quoted at a length, that it was melange of that nature, which usually goes under the denomination of a catch-penny,

Art. XXIII. An Analysis of Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws, of England, an Series of Questions, to which the Student is to frame his own Answers by reading that Work. By Barron Field, of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, Student at Law. 8vo. pp.

286. Price 7s. bds. Cadell and Davies. 1811... W ORKS of this kind are now becoming so common, that to repeat

y the approbation of them which we have frequently expressed, seems altogether needless. Mr. Barron's compilation, as far as we have been able to examine, is, upon the whole, respectably executed ; though in many instances too scanty, and in some not perfectly clear. We were rather surprised to find him saying in his preface, that Blackstone's Commentaries are to the Law Students already a sort of Bible !" Does he mean that Blackstone is a book of authority in the science of law; or that the Bible is a book of no authority in that of divinity ? 'In a future edition, we think the author will either curtail or omit this preface. i

Art. XXIV. Religious Contemplations. 12mo. pp. 36. Eaton. 1812. . THE epithet: « religious” is not very applicable to this pnblication.

From the “ contemplations” it records, we select the following... - Ivor I hear the mindless infant squall! .

* I see the helpless infant sprawl!!-p. 18. : .

ART. XXV. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION.

*** Gentlemen and Publishers who have works in the press, will oblige the

Conductors of the ECLECTIC Review, by sending information (post paid) of the subject, extent, and probable price of such works ; which they may depend upon being communicated to the public, if consistent with its plan.

The Rev. Robert Walpole has in the press an Essay on the Misrepresentations, Ignorance and Plagiarisms of cer. tain Infidel Writers.

The Rev. George Crabbe is preparing a volume of Tales to be published uniform with his other works,

The Rer. G. Faber is preparing for the press Origines Mythologicæ, a work intended to show the fundamental identity and common origin of the various mythological systems of paganism.

The Rev. James Hall will publish, early in next month, in two octavo volumes, Remarks on the interior and least known part of Ireland, from Observations made during a late Tour in that Country.

Mr. Wakefield's Statistical and Political Account of Ireland, in two quarto volumes, is expected to appear in the course of this month.

The Rev. T. Lyon has in the press, iu an octayo volume, Hints to the Protestants of Ireland.

Dr. C. Badbam, physician to the Duke of Sussex, is translating Juvenal into English Verse with brief Annota. tions. .

An elegant edition is nearly completed at Norwich of Bentham's His tory of the Conventual and Cathedral Church of Ely, continued to the present time, with all the original plates and some new ones, a portrait of the author and memoirs of his life.

In a few days will be published, Self Indulgence; a Tale of the Nineteenth Century, in two vols. 12mo. • Early in the present month will be published a Portrait of the Rev. Dr. Young, Minister of the Scotch Church, London Wall, after an approved likeness painted by E. Gerard, and engraved by E. Scriven, Historical Engraver to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent; size 12 by 9 inches

The Rev. Dr. Lettice has in the press a small volume of Fables for the Fireside; to each of which is applied a series of moral cases, a solution of which

is intended as an exercise of the talents of investigation and reasoning for the youth of both sexes.

A new edition of Dugdale's Monasticon, by Stepleás, is preparing for publication, with additions, which it is sup-, posed will extend the work to four folio volumes. The impression will be tie mited to 250 copies, and published by subscription in quarterly parts.

A new edition of Dr. Owen on the Hebrews, with the Exercitations, complete, in six octavo volumes, is printing under the direction of the Rev, G. Wright,

Mr. Finch has in the press, Essays on the Principles of Political Philosophy, designed to illustrate and establish the civil and religious rights of man.

The Rev. A. Campbell, of Pontefract, has in the press a new edition of Bishop Jewel's Apologia, to which he has added historical notes, and Smith's Greek Trauslation.

Speedily will be published, an Essay on the Authenticity of the New Testament; with a short Account of ancient Versions, and some of the principal Greek Manuscripts. By J. F. Gyles, Esq. A. M.

At press, A Memoir of the Life and Writings, Political and Philosophical, of John Horne Tooke, Esq. In 8vo. Further particulars of which will be shortly announced.

' Speedily will be published, in a quarto volume, illustrated by numerous engra. vings, the Second Part, containing Greece, Egypt, the Holy Land, &c. of Travels in various parts of Europe, Asia and Africa. By Edward Daniel Clarke, LL. D. Professor of Mineralogy in the University of Cambridge. The first part, containing Russia, Tartary and Turkey; the second Edition, with considerable additions, illustrated by near one hundred Engravings, 4to. 5). 5s. in boards.--*** The Additions made to this new Edition'may be had separate, price 3s. 6d, sewed.

On the 1st of Jone will be published Mr. E. II. Barker, of Trinity ColPart ), Price 5s. to be continued lege, Cambridge, has in the press, in Montbly, and Number I, Price ls, of á an octavo volume, a comentary out New Edition of the Holy Bible; con the Germany of Tacitus, with Strictaining the Old and New Testaments, tures on the Editions of Gronovius, according to the Pablic Version; with Ernesti, &c. with other interesting Explanatory Notes, Practical Observa.. matter. tions, and copious Marginal References. Mr. John Bellamy is preparing a HisBy Thomas Scott, Rector of Aston Sand- tory, of all Religions, containing an acford, and formerly Chaplain to the lock connt of their rise; decline, descent and Hospital.

changes, from the earliest times to the On the first of July, next will be pub- commencement of the Christian Rehlished, Price 2s. 60: Number 1, of an gion. 16 k entirely new Work, to be continued Mr. John Mitford is preparing for the Monthly, which will be entitled, The press the Achilleis of Statius, with seMirror of Philanthropy and Compen veral collations; and it is intended to be dious Magazine. A

s nit followed by the Thebais. 'I' 10 ore

Art. XXVI. LIST OF WORKS 'RECENTLY PUBLISHED.

AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL ECONOMY.

Observations on the Influence of Soil and Climate upon Wool; from which is deduced a certain and easy Method of improving the Quality of English Clothing Wool, and preserving the Health of Sheep: with Hints for the Management of Sheep after Shearing; an Inquiry into the Structure, Growth and Formation of Wool and Hair; and Remarks on the Means by which the Spanish Breed of Sheep may be made to preserve the best Qualities of Fleece unchanged in different Climates. 8vo. 7s.

The Planter's Kalendar; or, the Nurseryman and Forester's Guide in the Operations of the Nursery, the Fo. rest and the Grove. By the late Walter Nicol. Edited and completed by Edward Sang, Nurseryman, 8vo. 15s.

and Minutes of Conversations between the late King and Lieutenant-general Sir John Moore, General Brune, &c. Translated from the Swedish. With a portrait of the late King of Sweden. 8vo. 10s, éd. boards.

Some Account of the Life and Writmgs of James Benigne Bossuet, Bishop of Meaux. By Charles Butler, Esq, post 8vo. 75.

". COMMERCE. The Question as to the Renewal of the East India Company's Monopoly examined. Ss. 60.

ANTIQUITIES. The Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain, represented and illustrated in a Series of Views, Elevations, Plans, Sections, and Details on various ancient English Edifices, with historical and descriptive Accounts of each, By John Britton, F. S. A. The Third Vo. Jume, quarto, price 51. 5s. half-bound, imperial quarto, price 81. half-bound.",

BIOGRAPHY - A Historical Sketch of the last Years of Gustavus Adolphus, late King of Sweden; including a Narrative of the Cauzes, Progress, and Termination, of he late Revolution; and an Appendix, onta ining official Documents, Letters,

DRAMA...
The Tragedies of Maddalen, Aga.
memnon, Lady Macbeth, Antonia, and
Clyteninestra. By John Galt. 8vo. 143,
A few Copies in quarto, price 1 1. '1ś.

EDUCATION.
Gymnasium, sive Symbola Critica;
containing Syntactical Rules and Cris
tical Observations, intended to facilitate
the Attainment of a correct Latin Prose
the Attainment of a correct Latin Prose
Style., By the Rev. Alexander Crombié,
LL. D. 2 vols. 8yo, 11, 1s.

A ISTÓRY. A Succinct History of the Geogra. phical and Political Revolutions of the Empire of Germany, or, the principal States which composed the Empire of Charleinagne, from his Coronation in 814 to its Dissolution in 1806; with some account of the Genealogies of the Imperial House of Hapsburg, an

of the Six Secular Electors of Germany; of Commons; or, Voter and Candidate's and of the Roman, 'German, French, Pocket Companion; in Three Parts; and English Nobility. By Charles But comprising all the Acts relative to ElecTer, Esq. '8vo. 12s.

tions, arranged'in pari materia. State

of Representation, &c. of all the CounMEDICINE AND CHIRURGERY.' '

ties, Cities, Boroughs, &c. of the United A Series of Plates on the Brain, with, Kingdom.' Forms of Writs, Oaths, References, exhibiting the Appearances Certificates, Notices, &c. . used at the of that Organ in the different Stages of Hustings and the House of Commons. Dissection, accompanied with a Des. With occasional Notes. By a Gentlecription of the Plates. By Alexander man of the Imper Temple, 12mo. 6s. Ramsay, M. D. 'Tectarer, on Anatomy The History of Printing in America, and Physiology, Edinburgh, 4to. 11. 1s. with a Biography of Printers, and an

Account of Newspapers ; " to which is · . MISCELLANEOUS. ..! !

prefixed, a concise View of the DiscoPapers respecting the Negociation very and Progress of the Art in other for a Renewal of the East India Com. parts of the World. By Isaiab Thomas, pany's exclusive Privileges. Parts 1, Printer, Worcester, Massachusetts. 2 and II, to be continued uniform, .as or- "Vols. 8vo. 11. 8s. dered to be printed. 8vo. 35. 63. each. • Public Disputation of the Students of

The History of the Royal Society. the College of Fort William, in Bengal, By Thomas Thomson, M. D. F. R. S. before Lieut, Gen, George Hewett, ViceAuthor of the System of Chemistry. president and acting Visitor of the Colquarto, 21. 25. A few copies on large lege, in the Absence of the Governorpaper, 31. 12s.

"general; together with the Lieut. Ge. An Answer to the very false and mis- neral's Discourse, 17th August, 1811, represented Account in the British Cri- 8vo. 1s. 6d. . tic for December last, of a Work entitled, An Essay on Morality. 1s. 6d.

NATURAL PHILOSOPHY. Observations on the Character, Cus. toms and Superstitions of the Irish;

Outlines of Natural Philosophy; be

ing Heads of Lectures delivered in the and on some of the Causes which have

e University of Edinburgh. By John retarded the moral and political Im

Playfair, Professor of Natural Philosoprovement of Ireland. By, Danjel, Den

phy, in the University of Edinburgh, war, A. M. 8vo. 10s.' 62.' History of the Origin and Progress of !

the Fellow of the Royal Society of London,

..and Secretary to the Royal Society of the' Meeting of the Three Choirs of

Edinburgh. Vol. I, 8vo. 9s.
"Gloucester, Worcester and Hereford
and of the Charity connected with it.

PHILOLOGY.
To which is prefixed, a 'View of the
Condition of the Parochial Clergy of

A Grammar of the Malayan Lanthis Kingdom, from the earliest Times.

guage, with an Introduction and Praxis. By the Rev. Daniel Lysons, M. A.

By William Marsden, F. R. S. Author F. R. S. F. S. A. Rector of Rodmarton,

of the Malayan Dictionary, and the in the County of Gloucester. 8vo. 7s.6d. History of Sumatra. quarto, ll. Is. A few Copies on fine Paper, Price 12s.

The Works of the Rev. W. Hunting. don, s. s. Minister of the Gospel at 'Faery, a Poem ; illustrating the OriProvidence Chapel, Grays Inn-lane, gin of our marvellous Imagery, as decompleted to the Close of the Year rived from the Gothic Mytholozy. 4to. 1806. 20 vols. 8vo. 121..

168. ... View of the Political State of Scol The Rosary; or, Beads of Love with land at Michaelmas, 1811: compre

the Poem of Sula. In Three Cantos hending the Rules of the Freeholders,

103, 6d. an Abstract of the Sets or Conditions of Neglected Genius: a Poem. By W. the Royal Burghs, and a State of the

H. Ireland. Author of the Fisher Boy, Votes at the last Elections throughout Sailor Boy, Cottage Girl, &c. 8vo. 8s. Scotland; to wbich is prefixed, an AC

The Pleasures of Hunan Life: a Poem. count of the forms of Procedure at By Anna Jane Vardill. 4to. 15s. Elections to Parliament from the Counties and Burghs of Scotland, 8vo. 155.

POLITICAL ECONOMY. A Guide to the Hustings and the House Observations upon the past and pre.

[ocr errors]

sent State of our Currency. By a Citi-, has been the Means of preaching the zen of Dublin. 3s. 6d.

Gospel. Now published as an Appena A further Defence of Abstract Cur- dix to a late Pamphlet, entitled, an Inrencies, By Glocester Wilson, Esq. quiry into the Cousequences of neglectF. R. S. 3s. 60.

ing to give the Prayer Book with the Essays toward illustrating some Ele Bible. By Herbert Marsh, D. D. F. RS, mentary Principles relating to Wealth Margaret Professor of Divinity in Camand Currency. By John Peter Grant, bridge. 4s. Esq. 6s.

: The Force of Contrast; or the Prin. An Answer to a Letter from Mr. John ciples and Effects of the British and Merritt, on the Subject of Parliamentary Poreign Bible Society, compared and Reform. By William Roscoe. 2s. 6d. contrasted with those of the Society for

The Claims of the Roman Catholics Promoting Christian Knowledge: A Serconsidered, with Reference to the Safety mon, preached at Laura Chapel, Bath. of the Established Church, and the wick, April 12, 1812. By the Rev. E. Rights of Religious Toleration. 55. W. Grinfiefd, M, A, Minister of Laura

Chapel. 1s.
THEOLOGY.

Sermons on various Subjects, and LetThe Fathers, the Reformers, and Pub ters to an Undergraduate at the Univerlic Formularies, of the Church of Eng sity. By the late Rev. William Alland, iu Harmony with Calvin, and phonsus Gunn. To which are prefixed against the Bishop of Lincoln. To Memoirs of his Life, by Isaac Saunders, which is prefixed a Letter to the Arch A. M. 8vo. 10s. 6d. bishop of Canterbury, on the Subject · Four Sermons, preached before the of this controversy. By a Layman.

University of Cambridge in November, 8vo. 6$.

1811, on the Excellency of the LiThe Design of God in Blessing us: a 'turgy; prefaced with an Answer to Sermon, preached at Salter's Hall, Feb. Dr. Marsh's Inquiry, respecting “ The 23, 1812, for the Benefit of the Royal neglecting to give the Prayer Book Lancastrian Institution for the Educa with the Bible.” By the Rev. Charles tion of the Poor: with an Appendix, Simeon, M. A. Fellow of King's Colcontaining Notes and Illustrations from lege, Cambridge.

various Writers. By Jobn Styles, 8vo, • 2s. 6d.

TRAVELS, : A History of the Translations which A Sketch of the Present State of

have been made of the Scriptures, from Caracas, including a Journey from Ca• the earliest to the present Age; through- racas through La Victoria and Valencia out Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. to Puerto Cabello By Robert Semple, Composed chiefly with the View of as- ' Author of Two"Journeys in Spain, &c.

certaining in how many new Languages. &c. Sro. 6s. : the British and Foreign Bible Society

ERRATA,
Page 335 line 16 from bottom for eminent read imminent,
341 - 13

for serve read survivc.

To CORRESPONDENTS. The consideration of the Controversy on the subject of Education, is unavoidably

. .. postponed to our next Number.

ri

« PreviousContinue »