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length to a direct Enquiry into the fresh revision is an object bigbly demerits of Mr. Bellamy's New Version. sirable.” But he adds, and we most What kind of merits these are, must cordially agree with him in the opihave been amply' anticipated by the pion, that readers of the two preceding chap- • We do not want a New Translation, ters; in which it has been proved that and least of all such a Translator as Mr. the new Toanslator's acquaiotance Bellamy. It is to be regretted,” he prowith the European Versions is very ceeds, “ that some of this gentleman's slight, that he knows little or nothing friends did not dissuade him from his of the Keri Noles, their utility or extravagant undertakivg, or that these history; and that be is completely ig
attempts, if made, terminated unsuccessnorant of the Hebrew accents." Still, fully: we may now hope that they will it is fairly granted that, even with
be renewed, for be must unquestionably these untoward deficiencies, he might
lose whatever reputation he may have have possessed other qualifications,
possessed as a scholar, if he persist in
his design. He writes also, in his pamas a Translator, sufficient to obtain
phlet *, that his health has begun to respect both for bimself and his work.
suffer from the unremitting exertions, The examination, however, abundant- which such an immense work requires. ly fixes the negative upon these sup- The difficulties which attend it are so positious; and strips him of every great, that they must be highly opprestitle to approbation, on any ground sive to any individual ; and it is inconwhatever.
ceivable how a person, labouring under Mr. Whittaker's work is concluded
such a number of radical deficiencies, cag
possibly surmount them. If Mr. Bella by ao Appendix, which exhibits a formidable list of 134 gross violations of
my be prudent, he will abandon his hope
less task, and betake himself to pursuits grammar, of which this new Trans
for wbich he is more adapted by his talents Jator has been guilty, io rendering the
and acquirements." P. 295. single book of Genesis; and the Author promises to accompany him in a
We must say, without hesitation, similar manner through Exodus, and
that in the whole history of Litera. as far as he may venture to proceed.
ture, there does not any where exist Io taking up the examination of this
so complete an exposure of presumpattempt, Mr. Whittaker has perform- made respecting a work so indus
tion and misrepresentation as is bere ed a most important service to the Church and to Religion. The most
triously thrust forward. inmediate tendency of Mr. Bellamy's attempt was, to throw discredit and 60. Deism refuted; or, Plain Reasons for contempt upon that authorized Eng.
being a Christian. By Thomas Hart. lish Version, which has so long been
Horne, M. A. of St. Johu's College,
Cambridge, Curate of Christ Church, regarded with the highest and most
Newgate-street, London. just veneration. The next was to
79. Cadell and Davies. posettle the faith of those unlearded Christians who had hitherto relied
This useful Tract is judiciously upon it. But the last and worst ef- printed in so very cheap a form, that fect it was calculated to produce, was
we hope the benevolent may be into give a triumph to the Deists, and
duced to purchase it for gratuitous to all enemies of Religion: for, by
distribution. stating their objections, even much
The Author's well observes, more strongly than they deserved, “ At a time, when the Press teems with and then answering them only by invectives against the fundamental doe. such distortions of the text as defied trines of the Christian Religion, and old all rules of translating, and frequently objections against the authenticity and reduced it to insanily and nonsense,
inspiration of the Holy Scriptures are cir. he left the conclusion to be drawn, infidelity, and in the cheapest possible
culated in the shape of compendiums of that the objections were, in fact, un
forms, silence on the part of those who answerable.
believe the Bible to be the Word of God, Our Version of the Bible is not pre- becomes criminal. We are called upon, tended to be perfect; though proba. each according to his ability, to stand bly as near approaching to perfection forth in its defence, and to meet these as any one that can be named. Mr. Whittaker fairly allows, that " it
* A pamphlet against the Quarterly might be much improyed, and tbat a Review.
$43 hostile attempts with publications of an that he feels a restless anxiety and að opposite tendency.-In selecting and ar- earnest curiosity to learn all the particuranging his materials, the Author has lars of the past and present history of his partly abridged what he has said on the new associate; nor can any one render subject, in his • Introduction to the Criti. himself more agreeable than by giving cal study and Knowledge of the Holy him that information, of which he is so Scriptures;' and he has also diligently desirous. Something of this kind takes consulted the valuable collection of the place in our mind, when we visit a place Boyle Lectures, as well as the works of that is new to us; and especially, if we Bishops Porteus, Watson, and Marsh, of visit it with a design of making it a tem. Doctors Lardner, Leland, Macknight, porary residence : we then anxiously glean Paley, Ryan, and Wheeler, of the late from the old and grey-headed inhabitant learned and benevolent Mr. Gilpin, of Dr. all the information that he is able to afHartley, and other eminent writers. And ford ; and nothing is deemed too ninute or such of his Readers as are conversant too trilling to merit our notice and attention. with their productions, will often trace For this reason, a publication which gives their valuable sentiments and elegant ex- us some Account of the Past and Present pressions.”
History of the Place in which it is our lot The Work is divided into four Sec- to reside; which points out to us beauties tions; in which it is unquestionably advantages which lie within our reach, and
that might have escaped our notice, or demonstrated that “a Divine Re.
of which we might have remained ignorant, velation is not only possible and pro- is, in general, acceptable. It spares us, bable, but absolutely necessary;" that indeed, no inconsiderable share of trouble 66 the different books contained in the
in gaining the desired information; and Bible, and which are received as sa- is not unfrequently the means of afford. cred both by Jews and Christians, ing us pleasures, which we should not are really genuine and authentic, and otherwise have known." caonot in any respect be accounted One extract may give some idea of spurious;" that “the histories con
what the Reader may expect : tained in the Old and New Testaments
“ Aldborough, or, as it was formerly are credible, or worthy of being be.
denominated Aldeburgh, is situated in the Jieved ; and that all the books of
Hundred of Plomesgate, and on the coast the Old and New Testament are of of Suffolk, in Lat. 52. 16 N. and in Long. divine authority, and divinely in- 1. 42 E, and distant 24 miles from ips. spired."
wich, 40 frum Bury St. Edmund's and Each of these beads is subdivided Yarmouth, and about 94 North-east of
London. It derives its name from the into proofs of the various and interestiog subjects discussed; and the
river Alde, which rises near the parish of whole illustrated by excellent Scrip. Framlingham, and having joined the Ore tural Notes.
at Glemham, their united streams run South-east to Aldborough, where, having
approached to within a small distance 61. Aldborough described: being a full of the sea, they suddenly take a Northern
Delineation of that fashionable and much- direction, and discharge themselves, befrequented Watering-place ; and inter- low Orford, into the Germau Ocean. spersed with poetical and picturesque Re- “ The town is pleasantly situated in the marks on its Const, its Scenery, and its Valley of Slaughden, under the shelter of Views. 12mo. pp. 110.
Nichols and a steep hill, which runs North and South Son, London.
the whole length of the principal street, Though Guides to Watering-places distance of about three quarters of a mile. and public resorts of fashion have of
** This Vale of Slaughden extends along late abounded, Aldborough, one of the
a part of the East Anglian coast, from most pleasing of them, bas hitherto
Thorp to the baven of Orford, having been without an Historian, a defi.
the sea on the East, and the river Alde,
which washes it, on the West. its preciency which is now very ably supplied.
sent appearance differs widely from that This work is much superior to its which it antiently presented; as there was appearance, and possesses a consider. formerly an immense forest, two miles able share of povelty and amusement, East of the coast at Dunwich, extending as well as information.
to a considerable distance, parallel wit la lo a neat, Preface, the judicious the shore, which at that period was exa Writer observes, that
ceedingly steep and rocky, *.
“ The beauties and characteristic fea, “ It happens generally in the course of every man's life, that he occasionally forms a new acquaintance; and it follows, * The Vale of Slaughdeu. See our last as a natural consequence of such an event, Number, p. 244.
tures of this Vale are thus tastefully de- present, consists of two streets, runding lineated by a native Bard, of whose dulcet parellel to each other along the strand, notes Suffolk may be proud to boast. Ils of which the Western, or principal street, fidelity will be instantly recogoized. is about three quarters of a mile in length, “ There winds a Vale beside the rolling and of an ample and convenient breadth. sea;[longs to thee:
The Work is enlivened throughout Hail! Slaughden, hail!cny theme be
with appropriate quotations from Thy valley hears old Ocean's surly roar;
“ The Borough” of Mr. Crabbe,“ one Tumultuous billows lash thy sounding
of the most original, vervous, and shore ; Thy boundless prospect charms the wan
pathetic poets of the present cendering eye;
tury;" who is a native of Aldborough, The rising waves, that kiss tbe azuce sky,
and of whose early life some inteThe white sail shining from some distant resting particulars are here related. skiff,
Entertaining extracts are also given The level beach, the rough aspiring cliff, from “ A very young Lady's Tour The castle's mould'ring wall, the silent in 1804, from Canonbury to Aldbowood,
rough, &c. written hastilyon tbe The silver face of Ald's meandring flood, road, as occurrences arose," originalAmid the terrors of the yelling storm, ly printed for private circulation, but The orient scene presents a nobler form,
sioce inserted in “ The Suffolk Gar. Then curling waves in dread commotion
[the vaulted skies ! Toss high their foaming heads, and mock 62. A brief Description of the Collegiate Fair is the scene, when Luna's soften'd
Church and Choir of St. Mary, in the ray
Borough of Watwick; with a Concise Dances on ocean to the Nereide's lay,
Account of the Antiquities and CuriosiWhen no rude surge uprears its foamy lies of the såme ; and of the Chapel crest,
[winds rest; thereto adjoining : together with ihe When evening mildly reigns, and whirl- Tables of the several Benefactions given While the soft zephyr whispers through to the said Church and Parish. Svo. Pp. the vale,
36. Heathcote and Foden, Warwick; And sweetly chauntsthelonely nightingale, Nichols and Son, London. Delighting silence with her dulcet voice;
An accurate Description of a fine These charms are thine-0, happy vale, rejoice!
old Collegiate Church ; including & But, who shall tell what rapture filled the good epitome of Mr. Gough's elegant eye,
account of the Beauchamp Monu. That gazed upon thy scenes, in years gone
ments on the fine and well-preserved Or, to the fancy's mental sight, restore Lady Chapel. That fairy land, which once arrayed thy We select three Epitaphs ; one for shore
its peat simplicity, another for its With waving wood, and stream, and rocky quaintness, a third for ils propriety. steep,
« On the death of Mrs. Eliz. Clowne, For ever lost beneath the restless deep!”
who died the last day of August 1597. • Two hundred years ago, Aldborough
"! Here lies Elizabeth, twice happy wife ; was a place of considerable importance,
Of two good virtuous men, blest from but repeated encroachments of the sea
above; reduced it to the rank of a small and in
With both and without both, a godly life significant fishing to win. During the last
Till seventie-five she liv'd in perfect love, century, the ocean made great ravages,
Resting a widdow eight and twentie yeares and in the recollection of persons yet liv.
Joyeing to see his dearest issue wed ing, destroyed many houses, together with
Before hir God in Glory she appeares the Market-place and the Cross. It does
Hir corps feed woormes, hir sowle by not, however, appear from any antient
Christ is fed. records, that Aldborough ever contained
anno etatis suæ 75." public buildings of extent or consequence;
On a mural monument. nor has there at any time been discovered
“ Juxta jacent steriles jam & elapguidi vestiges, which could convey an idea of
sacræ quercus Radix, antient splendour and magnificence.-Ald.
Surculus, Ramusculi; viz. borough had formerly three streets in a
Franciscus Holyoke, alius de Sacrå Quercu row, extending nearly a mile in length;
Radix; and many persons are now living, who
Thomas, Francisci Surculus unicus ; retnember the market-place with streets
ambo superioris notæ Lexicographi ; betweep it and the sea : but it is now re
Juditha Francisci, Anna Thomæ Uxor; duced to two streets only. The cross and
quorum Thomæ Annæque Ramusculi the market-place were situated to the
numero duodecim in ritâ haud penitus North of the old gaol.--Aldborough, at
345 quorum unus Scholæ apud Rugby Com. invasion of public liberty, is a private
Varvici per xliii annos Moderator, wrong, which every individual is called hanc Tabulam, Annalium loco, erexit; upon by the noblest principles of his naqui & ipse contabuit, x die Martij, ture to redress by his own right hand : Dom. MDCCXXX.
and lest the example of the patriot should Anno Ætat. Lxxır.”
be thought too weak for the encourage On a neat stone monument:
ment of such virtue, the precept of the “ If a faithful discharge of duty, and
sage and of the lawgiver, add fresh inthe most honest, diligent, and attached
citement to the aspiring student.” conduct for a long course of years, ever For our parts, we hesitate pot to claim the expression of Gratitude, it is class Sand with the odious and fapadue to the memory of John Bayley, who
tical assassins of Henry III. and IV. of departed this life on the 15th day of Sep- France. As the latter were prompted tember 1792, aged 65 years, and lies in.
by religious phrenzy, so the former térred near this place. A memorial of his regard for an excellent servant, and a
was urged on by the infuriated spirit worthy man whose loss he much laments.
of political madness; for the science This stone was erected by George Earl of
of politics has its madmen, as reliWarwick, anno 1793."
gion has its fanatics.
We will now proceed to the Me62. A Memoir of Charles Louis Sand ;
moir. including a Narrative of the Circum
“The young student of theology,Charles stances attending the Death of Augustus Louis Sand, who acted the Brutus of Kotzebue. 8vo. pp. 92. G. & W. B. this terrific drama, was born of highly Whittaker.
respectable parents at Weivseidel in the IN this publication, much valuable margravate of Baireuth. Such was the information is collected relative to modesty of his demeanour, and mildness the state of political parties in Ger
of his disposition, from his earliest years, many; though the Editor has devoted that the friends of the family, and the too great a portion of the volume to
teachers under whom he was placed, al. speculative opinions, in order to
most equalled his parents in the warmth
of their affection for him. His person gratify that party-feeling under which he has evidently laboured; having the uniform propriety of his conduct in
was engaging, his manners agreeable, and occupied no less than forty pages
the highest degree examplary. His rewith introductory matter. Hestates, markable docility, and the eager thirst tbat he
for knowledge with which he was inspired, “ has observed the extraordinary sen.
produced in him a frame of mind, most sation created by the fate of M. Kotzebue, happily adapted to the study of divinity, and has been very forcibly struck by the
and while at the schools, his correct degreat degree of involuntary sympathy portment and assiduous application more every where so eagerly manifested in fa. than justified the sanguine expectations vour of the perpetrator Sand, wliose por- of his family and friends; so that there trait be frequently saw exhibited in frames was not only a fair promise of his becontaining those of the most distinguished coming a faithful minister of the Gospel, German patriots."
but a distinguished ornament of his na
tional Church." From the Author's representation, it would be natural to conclude that
The writer then proceeds to pass Sapd had committed an act that was some animadversions on the conduct more deserving of general admiration and sentiments of the celebrated than of universal odium. When he Kotzebue, as tending to suppress the speaks of an “involuntary sympa. spirit of liberty in Germany, and thy” being every where manifested check the progress of liberal opiin favour of this execrable assassin, nions; when, in reality, this staleswe suspect that he has only frequented man's principal object was
to rethose circles where a Revolutionary press the abuses existing in the Gersympathy prevails, rather than an man Universities, and expose the involuntary one. Though he apparent- ebullitions of political fanaticism that ly deprecates the foul deed commit- too frequently degraded the Germaq ted by Sand, still be wishes to qualify press. On this account the dagger assassination, in a general sense, as
of the assassin, instead of the pen of appears from the following passage:
criticism, was brought into activo. “ A Timoleon, a Scævola, a Brutus, " That which principally tended to if they teach any thing, teach that au work up and irritate the German students GENT. Mag. October, 1819.
was, the concluding sentence to his stric- Construction of the English Language,
The Plan adopted by the Author,
in this elementary work, appears bet" While at Jena, Sand was not only a
ter calculated for the instruction of witness to, but a participator in the lite- young Students in the Principles of tary feud to which the violeot comments Grammar,than anywe bave noticed for of Kotzebue gave rise. Having with a long time. Every Rule is copiously many other students then present fought elucidated by appropriate Examples, for the best interests of Germany, he on the principles of question and andreaded nothing so much, as the proba.
swer ; so that the construction of bility of that writers principles and doc- each sentences given in the various trines tending to mislead both the Princes Examples, is rendered clear and apof Europe and the public; by which the dearly-earned triumphs gained during the
parent to the meanest capacity. preceding contests would be bartered for Io the Preface the Author remarks, perpetual bondage. As the unshaken
“ The utility of such a practical Treaand ardent friend of truth, it was therefore natural for Sand to look with indig.' humbly trusts, will be apparent, when it
tise on the English Language, the Author nation on that part of the Imperial Coun
is remembered that to arrive at a perfect sellor's writings, which reviled and calumniated those teachers and professors, The clearest definitions are required as to
grainmatical knowledge of any tongue, whom he knew to be irreproachable both
the order and government of its parts of in morals and character; nor when the
speech : and surely nothing can be better subject happened to be discussed by his
calculated to facilitate the acquirement companions, did he hesitate to express the abborrence in which he held the foreign amples in such a light, as, upon the slight
of such kpowledge than by exhibiting exstipendiary and political apostale,' as
est glance, point out to the student not Kotzebue was now desiguated. This ex
only the reasons of grammatical constructraordinary young man was thus led on
tion, but also that an acquaiotance with from one reflection to another, until his enthusiastic imagination led him to sup:
it is indispensible to the expressing of his
ideas correctly and void of all ambiguityin pose, that the sacrifice of a mercenary journalist would contribute to the libera. tion of the whole German people from op- 64. Smeeton's “ Historical and Biogra· pression. To such a pitch of impetuous
phical Tracts.” energy was he carried on some occasions, that Sand would often conclude a long
MR. SMEETON has performed an conment on the dangerous consequences acceptable service in laying these scarce of tolerating any writer, who bad thus set pamphlets open to the researches of the liberties of his country at nought, by ibe future Historian and Antiquary: observing, it became ao imperative duty, When the extreme rarity, aud and even a virtue to punish them; adding, consequent high prices, of the oriwith an air of the greatest apparent com- gipal Tracts are considered, the utiposure, that having after long reflection lity of reprinting them must be suffiovercome the dreadful contest between ciently obvious. his love of Country and sense of Religion,
The following is a list of those we he was himself prepared to strike the blow, often exclaiming in a tone of hysterical have already seen : exultation Dulce et decorum est pro
1. “ Historical and Biographical Mepatriâ mori !"
moirs of George Villiers Ist. Duke of BuckThe particulars of the horrible as
ingham.” Embellished with his Portrait,
engraved by R. Cooper, from the print sassioation of M. Kotzebue, were
by Van alen ; and an allegorical Vigo briefly detailed in our Magazine for
pette. 4to. pp. 56. March, page 373.
“ England's Remembrancer; couThe volume concludes with a de- taining a true and faithful Narrative of fence of the German Universities. that never to be forgotten Deliverance, the
Spanish lovasion in 1588. With numerons 63. A complete Parsing Grammar ; or, Biographical Additions; and a curious fac A Practical Key to the Grammatical simile Frontispiece, representing the Spa