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Does not yon crimfon-tinted rose,
Whose opening blush delights the view,
When brightly gem'd with morning dew?
Drest in more pleasing charms appear,
Of Pity's sympathifing tear.'
Sermons delivered in Bristo-Street Meeting-House, Nov. 5th. 1788. By James Pedaie 8vo. , 15. Duncan, Glasgow.
Our author feems to be a minister of the Seceders, a feå of Disfepters from the church of Scotland, who are generaily of 'the Calvinistic persuasion. His sermons are rather loyal than elegant; rather political and religious than correct or very pleasing performances. The Rife, Progress, and Effeets of Sunday Schools confidered in a Sermon, preached at Taunton, March 28, 1789. By Jobwa Toulmin. M. A. 820. 'Is. Johnson.
Mr. Toulmin confiders this improvement, which arose from finall beginnings, as likely to produce the most important consequences, and his text is taken from the xviiith chapter of the first book of Kings, where the rain, after the great drought, in the time of Ahab, was brought on by a cloud, at first no ·larger than a man's hand. He introduces the fubje&t by a view of some great events, from an origin almost equally in appearance unimportant; and of the concurrence of all ranks and all parties in an institution, where no particular tenet of religion is inculcated; he hopes that a more perfect union of sentiment, or at least of the molt extensive liberality and charity, may be the consequence. A Sermón preached in the Parish Church of Madron, in the County
of Cornwall, on the 23d of April, 1789, being the Day appointed for a General Thanksgiving for the Recovery of the King from Illnes. By W. Tremenbeere, A. B. 4to. 15. Wilkie.
This Sermon is very short and very loyal : it is written in casy flowing language, though often a litile too flowery and poetical. Sermons for Children; being a Course of fifty-two, on Subje&is fuit
ed to their tender Age, and in a style adapted to the Understanding of the rising Generation. By the Rev. Mark Anthony Meilan, In three Volumes. 1 2 mo. gs. Printed for the Author.
The language of these discourses designed for children is inelegant, intricate, and embarrassed. The sentiments are very seldom beautiful or striking. The author, in one of his sere mons, avows himself indebted to God's providence for gifts
Rot lavished upon every one, for strength of understanding, and a ditposition suited to employ it.' Ii is kind to inform us of this, as we certainly fould not otherwise have been able to make the discovery. Jure Divino; or, the True Grounds and Reafons for the support of
the Christian Ministry, Occafioned by the present contefted Election at the Asylum. 460. 1 s. 6d. Johnson.
Our author states with great propriety what it is to preach the Gospel, by showing what the gospel of Chriftis, and the neceflity of understanding its nature, design, and tendency, to carry that conviction to the mind of the hearer which the importance of the subject demands : his conclufion is, that those who preach the gospel should live by the gospel.' This pamphlet is said to have been occafioned by the present contested election at the Asylum ; but we find nothing of this subject, and what relates to the conclulion consists only of some few vague and indecisive hints on the Utopian scheme of equalising livings, a measure devoutly to be wished for, but as imaginary as a milennium, or one valt republic. A Letter on the Sonlhip of Christ, originally addressed to some of
the Members of the Baptist Church at Edinburgh. By X. M Lean. I 2mo.
Buckland. This letter was originally addressed by the author to some of the members of the Biptist Church at Edinburgh, among whom it seems the fubject had created a little confufion. Mr. M'Lean professes himself a firm Trinitarian, and urges that the relations expressed by the names of Father aod Son in fcripture, are not intended to teach the manner and order of their eternal fubfiftence in the Godhead. He produces many arguments to prove, that the title of Son of God applied to Christ merely as relative to his appearance in human nature. The greater part of the pam. phlet, however, is allotted to an examination of the defence of ihe contrary opinion, by Dr. Robert Walker. Mr. M‘Lean writes like a man of discernment, and scems to have greatly the advantage in the controversy. An Epiftolary Address to the rev. Dr. Prieffley; containing an
Apology for those who conscientiously subfiribe to the Articles of the Church of England. By the rev. J. Hawkins. 800. 15. 6d. White and Son.
This Address contains an apology for those who conscientiously subscribe to the articles of the church of England, and in particular to the doctrines of the Trinity, &c. The author, who is the rev. Mr. John Hawkins, remonstrates with Dr. Priestley on the censures which the latter has cast on the clergy and the doctrines of the chur. b of England, and undertakes to prove, that the doctrines of the Trinity and the divinity of Jesus Chrift in rolve no contradiction or absurdity. We have only to add.
that he writes with much good sense, and discovers great moderation of candour." Effufions of the Heart: or, Heat'enly Meditations and Devotional
Exercises. By Sophronia. 8vo. Is, ferved. Dilly. In pain, anxiety, and affliction, the reflecting mind can only find confolation in religion, in looking to that higher sphere, where the wicked cease from troubling, and sorrow is heard no
In these moments, when the heart is softened, and the mind debilitated, religion will often rise to enthufiasm, and the language swell into bombalt. Our afflicted author is more rational ihan many of those whose meditations have been published : she displays true piety, acute fenfibility, and a rational resignation. A few wor's only, and one or two images occafionally, de base the subject; but, on the whole, the deserves no little commendation, An Exhortation to all Christian People, to refrain from Trinita.
rian Worship. 8vo. 4d. Johnson. Our author contrasts the different doxologies and prayers of the church of England, and other Trinitarians, with the language of the holy firiptures, and points out what appears to him a singular and striking opposition. He then exhorts his readers to avoid the Trinitarian wortnip from various confiderations, and answers the objections which may be made against their fecellion. The Exhortation is plain and anima ed; but the repre!entations are not always fair, or the conclusions just. A Vindication of ih. Dotrine of the Pre-existence of Christ, confi
dered in a pradlical Viezu: bumbly recommended to the Artention of the Serious. By Yofoph Cornish. 8vo. Robinsons.
While Dissenters of every denomination are said to be migrating to the pale of Socinianitin, said ery aptly by our author's friend, to be the frigid zone of religion, yet Mr. Cor. with stands firin and unmoved. His Vindication is a plain, jodicious, and generally accurate view of the best
arguments which have been adduced to prove the pre-existence of Chrift; among these we perceive some which appear to us to be new, or at least enforced in an unusually persuasive style.'
M E DI CAL. A Tale of Truth. Addressed to Artbritics: containing a secure,
cheap, and certain Remedy for tbe Gout. Evo. 6d. Kcariley. - „The remedy is opium, given after the first violence of the pain, and its aftringent effects are prevented by tincture of rhubarb, Bu, really, has not the author read Dr. Warner's work, or any medical treatise on the subject of gout? Opium is frequently recommended. Though we live by the practice of phyfic, and do not greatly love empiricism, we have such a re. gard for the author, for his truly benevolent and disintereited
attempt, that we will tell him, his case is not a fair one: bis
covered in the City of Gloucester ; the various Diseases to which
Success ascertained and prescribed. By John Hemming, M. D. Svo. Is.' Hookham.
Cur author gives a very laboured account of this mineral water, which contains in each gallon of fixed air feventy-two ounce measures ; calcareous earth, combined with the same acid, thirty grains ; aerated magnetia twenty-four grains ; aerated iron, eight grains; and Epsom salt, thirty grains. It appears to be unequal in its strength at different times; and, at beit, its impregnations are so flight that no material advantage can be derived from them, except perhaps froin the irin. There are probably ten thousand similar springs in England of at lealt equal fírength, and many of superior powers.
N O V E L S.
taken from a faithful Copy of the original Manufcript, which
in the rear 17**. Without pretending to examine the authenticity of the manuscript, or to develope the inconlistencies of a tale so trite as the diicovery of a hermitage and the papers containing the story, we can safely say that the tale is written by no cominon author; is pleafing, and may be useful. , It teaches the falutary leffun of guarding againit mean suspicion ind unreasonable jealousy; the danger of protrcting the happiness within reach, left the unaffected love of a delicate female should be the ill. disguised dictates of interest or ainbition. Read it, ye fons of fashion or of fortune, and change your conduct: be happy, if your hearts, depraved by vanity and dissipation, will permit! Elenora, a Novel, in a series of Lellers, written by a Female In
habitant of Leeds in Yorkshire. . 2 l'ols. 1 2mo. 6s. Walter.
An accident prevented Eleonora from reaching us so soon as we expected, and to that circuinstance alone must be attributed our delay. It is, on the whole, a work highly creditable to the good sense and the benevolence of the author. The story is not perplexed by an artificial plot unravelled with skill, but an artless tale, told in an easy pleasing, style, enlivened by the occasional introduction of humorous pero nages and lughable events, and rendered instructive bitie excellent morality which pervades every page of these volumes. we heartily wish the author, in her future attempts, the success which she fo well delerves.
1 2 mo.
The Innocent Fugitive; or, Memoirs of a Lady of Quality, By the Author of the Platonic Guardian.
2 Vols. 1 2mo. Ss. Hookham.
We reviewed The Platonic Guardian in our LXIV th volume, p. 392, and we there traced the fair author in the footsteps of Miis Burney. The character of Bennet is drawn and coloured from the faine original, and some less important and striking imitations of that celebrated novellist may be discerned. The present story, and particularly the hinge on which it turns, is in some degree improbable ; but it is pleasing, and often ineresting. The characters are neither pointed, nor discriminated with much address. Hartley House, Calcutta. 3 Volumes. 75. 6d. Dodfley.
We have been much pleased with these volumes; for, in the guise of a novel, they will convey much information. They contain a pleafing, and, we think, an accurate description of Bengal and its capital, Calcutta.
M I S CE L L A N E OU S. Observations on the Herring Fisheries upon the North and East Coafts of Scotland, &c. By Lewis MiCulloch. Svo.
Is. 6d. Richardson.
These Observations are clear, plain, and apparently honest. They are highly creditable to the author's good sense and prace rical knowledge of his business, and deserve the attention of those who are engaged in the fisheries. A Letter to the Author of a Letter to the Bishops, on the Applica
cation of the Difenters for a Repeal of the Corporation and Teft A&ts. By W. A. 8vo. 6d. "Printed for the Author.
The manly language of the author of a Letter to the Bishops respecting the Repeal of the Test Act, is parodied in this little pamphlet, and applied to the opponents of baptism by immer. fion. Exercises in Latin Composition. By the rev. J. Adams. 12mo.
Is. 6d. Law. This sehool-book is intended as a sequel to Exempla Minora, Bailey's Exercises, &c. or to be used alternately with thema The first part contains ealy English lessons, with the Latin words to be rendered by the scholar into theit proper cases, moods, genders, &c. The second, Englifh lessons without the Latin words, that the learner may, by confulting his dictionary, choose for himself. The author enterrains a high opinion of the utility of his manual, and we agree with him that under proper direction it may prove serviceable,