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441 33. A Sermon, preached at the Opening

should be Christian tribunals to whose bar of the Chapel for the Blind Asylum, at the Unbeliever may be summoned to oxLiverpool, on Wednesday, October 6, piate his want of faith, by pains and pe1819. By George Henry Law, D.D. nalties, fine and imprisonment. The very F R. & A. S. Lord Bishop of Chester, fact is a libel on Christianity, and founded Published at the request of the Committee. on a principle against which every one 410. pp. 21. Cruikshank, Liverpool. who values the character of his religion in

IT is delightful to see this worthy the eyes of rational men should solemnly Prelate thus actively employed in a

protest.” “ labour of love," so congenial to

Mr. Fox then endeavours to prove, his own benevolence. It is needless that Carlile ought pot to have been to add, that the Discourse (from 1 prosecuted ; that he had committed Kings viii. 18.) was excellent, and the

no crime; that “ Christianity is not result of it highly beneficial to the the Law of the Land;" and that “the Charitable Institution; the object of Christian has no more natural right wbich is not merely to relieve the to punish the Deist, than the Deist temporal wants of a peculiarly dis- to punish the Christian.” tressed part of the community, but

These points have been happily de to provide also for their spiritual termined by better judges, to the high comfort and instruction.

satisfaction of every true Christian. “ To the credit of the inhabitants of this “If the protection of the Established distinguished town, be it mentioned, that Religion be essential to the security of 4271. 9s. 9d. mere collected at the Church

Governments, then is a limit fixed to the doors, after the Sermon preached on lay. diffusion of Christianity, and Societies, ing the Foupdation Stone of this Chapel, whose list of members are graced with and 3011. 55. at the opening of it."-"Be

some of the highest names in Church and fore the building of this Chapel for the State, are the enemies of social order all Blind Asylum, six new Churches, since

over the world.” the Author's accession to the See of Ches- Speaking of Carlisle's trial he says, ter, had been consecrated by him in Li

“ While as an Englishman I deprecate verpool, and its immediate vicinity; and an additional Parish Church is at this time opinions, whatever those opinions may be,

any limitation of the right of canvassing nearly completed, at an expence to the

as a Christian I feel still more deeply the parish, of at least 20,000L.

injury done to religion. As a Voitarian

and a Dissenter, I regret that the first 84. The Duties of Christians towards prosecution should have been conducted

Deişts: A Sermon, preached at the Unie by one who bas acknowledged the former tarian Chapel, Parliament-court, Artil. iitle, and the second by one who still lery-lane, Bishopsgate-street, on Sun.

claims the latter." day, October 24, 1819, on occasion of the recent Prosecution of Mr. Carlile,

This specious discourse, from an for the re-publication of " Paine's Age admirable passage in St. Luke (vi. 31) of Reason." By W.J. Fox. 8vo. pp. 48.

recommends the duty, of doing to IN a long and querulous Preface, done by them to ourselves; but is,

olhers wbat we wish should be in which the Judge, the Counsel, and the Juries, on two recent Trials in

in fact, an Apology for Deism ; and, Guild-ball, are not much indebted to all remarks of a political or perso

though the Preacher affects to avoid Mr. Fox for left-handed compliments, the Preacher informs us, that

pal nature,” he cannot but notice,

" the manner in which religious people “On the Sunday preceding the trial of

were affected by the late trials, and the Mr. Carlile for the publication of Paine's Age of Reason, having occasion to dis- emotion, which would otherwise have been course on the account of the persecution

uppermosi, of disgust at seeing Christi. of Paul and Silas at Philippi, I made anity under the protection of law-officers,

and its jusults avenged by legal penalties, , the following allusion to what I could not but consider as an imitation of the op

was lost in regret that Christians could

witness such proceedings with pleasure, posers of Christianity in that transaction : And here I must be allowed to digress for applaud the verdict which pronounced a moment, to lament that the Christian open unbelief a crime, and find in the name should have been sullied, stained, imprisonment of a Deist matter for conbloodily stained with the foulest enormily

gratulation.of Paganism and Imposture; and that We trust enough has been said to even here, in this boasted land of liberty, caution our readers against the libeand now, in the nineteenth century, there rulity of the presept Discourse. GENT. MAG. November, 1819.

85. Eofield's


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85. Enfield's Natural Theology. The Fifth being too abstruse for learners, it oc

Edition, enlarged. 12mo. Pp. 172. curred to Mr. Adams, that if a simple Tegg.

definition of the Circle of Curvature We are glad to fiod that this use- were substituted in their place, a seful little volume has been so well ries of Propositions might be collectreceived as to call for a fifth impres- ed and arranged so as to render the sion. To the favourable notice of it study of this portion of Geometry in vol. LXXVIII. p. 291, we have more, pleasing and less laborious. only to add, that the subjects it dis- This is the object of the work before

“ have been gleaned from us, which appears to be very success. tbose sources that seemed best cal, fully executed. culated, without entering ioto abstruse reasoning, to fix this great 88. Hacho; or the Spell of S. Wilten, and truth, at an early age, powerfully other Poems. 8vo. pp. 160. Hone. on the minds of the rising generation, PLEASING Verses in the manner as the surest shield against the allure of Scott and Byroo. ments that would lead them froin the path of duty, and awaken them to a

89. Gioachino Greco on the Game of veneration of that Being who hath called them into existence.”

Chess, translated from the French ; to which are added numerous Remarks, cri.

tical and explanatory. By William 86. Some extraordinary Examples in Men

Lewis, Author and Editor of several Works tal Calculations, as performed in Lon

on Chess. 8vo. pp. 148. don and in various Parts of England, by G. Bidder, a Devonshire Youth, not AN important and valuable Work thirteen years of age. 12mo. pp. 36. for the lovers of the high and mighty Wetton and Jarvis.

game of Generals and Philosophers : THE attention of the publick was excellently got up, each various mode attracted, not long ago, by the ex

of play being illustrated by woodtraordinary calculating powers of

cuts. Žerah Colborne, an American youth. The present publication affords a 90. Treasures of Thought, from De Stael remarkable instance of early talent Holstein ; to which are prefired, cursory in à pative of our own Country,.wbo,

Remarks upon her Writings, and a Mobeing on one occasion examined withi nody on her Death. By the Author of the American by a party of gentle

Affection's Gift." 8vo. pp. 154.

Baldwin. men assembled to ascertain their respective abilities, proved himself his The compilation of this little vosuperior. It consists of a variety of lome (we are told) was suggested by interesting questions solved by Bid-. the perusal of some remarks in the der with a facility truly astonishing Times Newspaper, 19th July, 1817, the greater part in a space of time upon the Genius and Writings of the not exceeding one minute.

celebrated woman from whose Works As accuracy is necessary to the at. the passages are selected. tainment of excellence in figures, and The Author appears to be an enthupractice no less a requisite to ensure ac- siastic admirer of Madame de Stael; and curacy, it is thought that to work and auxiously wishing to rescue her fame prove the answers to the questions in this from any obloquy to which the abovelittle volume, deriving as they do a con: mentioned remarks may have subsiderable interest from the circumstances jected her, she has taken much pains attending them, may prove a very useful and pleasing exercise to many young

to select passages from various parts

of De Stael's works, in order to prove persons.”

the “ sound morality”--the noble, 87. The Elements of the Eclipse, together pure, and elevated sentiments of the with the Radii of Curvature, &c. relating

Writer in question. to that Curve, and of Centripetal and

We prelend not to engage


any Centrifugal forces in Elliptical orbits : controversy on so delicate a subject, to which is added, the first of Dr. Mat

but refer our Readers to these “ Treathew Stuart's Tracis. By James Adams, sures of Thoughl,” which, if well at8vo. pp. 152.

tended to, mighi assist to regulate THE Demonstrations of Hamilton, and improve the virtuous affecIsaac Newlon, Robertson, and others, tions.



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Oxford, Nov. 6. The Prince Regent A Re-publication of two Sermons of the having appointed the Earl of Guildford to Rev. Dr. Joun TAYLOR, the learned editor be Chancellor of the University in the of Domosthenes. Ionian Islands, it was resolved, in acknow- The Beloved Disciple; a series of Disledgment of his Lordship's zeal in the pro- courses on the Life, Character, and Writmotion of Greek Literature, and as a tes- ings of the Apostle John. By ALFRED timony of the interest which the Univer. Bishop. sity takes in the success of the Institution, An Essay on the Madras System of to confer upon his Lordship the degree of Education, its Powers, its Application to Doctor in Civil Law. With the same Classical Schools, and its utility as an loview it was also resolved to present to the strument to form the principles and habits Library of the Ionian University all such of Youth in the higher orders of society. books, printed at the Clarendon Press, as By the Rev. HARVEY MARRIOTT, Rector of are likely to be useful to the general de Claverton, and Chaplain to the Right Hon. sign of the lostitution.

Lord Kenyon. Cambridge, Vov. 4. Mr. Serjeant Frere, The Insufficiency of Nature and Rea. Master of Downing College, is elected son, and the necessity of Revelation, to Vice-Chancellor. On Tuesday last, in demonstrate the Existence and Perfections consequence of a Requisition, signed by of the Deity. By Mr. Andrew Horn. a number of distinguished individuals, a The Lives of British Statesmen. By meeting took place at the Lecture-room, John MacDIARMID, e:q. Containing the under the Public Library, Dr. Haviland Lives of Sir Thornas Moore; Cecil, Lord in the Chair, when a series of Resolutions Burleigh; Wentworth, Earl of Strafford ; were carried unanimously, tending to the and Hyde, Earl of Clarendon. establishment of a society, as a point of Memoirs of the Protector Oliver Cromconcourse for scientific communication. well, and his sons Richard and Henry, The further organization of the Society illustrated by original Letters, and other being referred to a Committee, the Meet- Family Papers, By Oliver CROMWELL, ing was dissolved,

esq. a descendant of the family. With

Six Portraits, from original pictures. Nearly ready for Publication : Travels in various Countries of the East; A Letter to his Grace the Archbishop of being a Continuation of Memoirs relating, Canterbury, on the subject of certain Doc- to European and Asiatic Turkey, &c. trines of the Church of England termed Edited by Robert WALPOLE, M. A. With Evangelical: occasioned by the Obser- Remarks on the Natural History, Antiqui. Pations contained in Two Letters addressed ties, Manners, and Customs, of those by the Rev. E. J. Burrow, Minister of Countries. Hampstead Chapel, to the Rev. William Transactions of the Literary Society of Marsh, Vicar. of St. Peter's, Colchester; Bombay. including a brief Inquiry into Objects and The History of the Crusades for the ReConstitution of the British Foreign Bible covery and Possession of ihe Holy Land, Society. By a Lay Member of the Esta- By CHARLES Mills, esq.

“ Author of a BLISHED CHURCH.

History of Muhammedanism." Christianity no cunningly devised Fable: Itineraries to Timbucioo and Kassina, being six Discourses on the Evidences of recently received by the Academie des Christianity. By the Rev. H. C. O'Don- Inscriptions, translated from the Arabic NOGHUE, A. M.

by M. de Sacy, investigated by M. de A Letter on Superstition, by the Right Walkenaer, and translated into English Hon. WILLIAM Pitt (afterwards Earl of by T. E. BOWDich, esq. Conductor of the Chatham), first printed in 1733; address. Mission to Ashantee.-By whom are preed to the multifarious sects in Great Bri- fixed, an Itinerary from Dagwumba to tain.

Mecca, and a Memoir on the Traces of A Collection of the Works of the Rev. Egypujan Emigrations and Cologies in FRANCIS WRANGHAM whose valuable Ad- Ashantee. ditions and Notes on LANGHORNE's Plutarch Mr. Owen's arrangements for the disare well kuown to the many readers of that tressed Working Classes shown to be conuseful publication.

sistent with sound Principles of Political Biblical Criticism on the Books of the Economy ; in Ihree Letters to David Rin Old and New Testament, and Translations cardo, esq. M. P. of Sacred Songs, with Notes, Critical and The Percy Anecdotes. By Suolto and Explanatory. By SAMUEL HORSLEY, LL.D. Reuben Percy, brothers of the Benedic. F. R. S. F. A. s. late Lord Bishop of St.' tine Monastery, Mont Benger. Asaph.

Lyrical Dramas, with Domestic Hours.

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A Miscellany of Odes and Songs, by COR. The Practice of Elocution, by Mr. NELIU. NEALE, late Fellow of St. John's 'SMART, the Reader of Shakspeare ; being College, Cambridge.

the Sequel to the Theory of Elocution,

lately published. Preparing for Publication :

The Thoughts of one that Wandereth, A Vindication of the English Versions a Poem, in four books or reveries, on the of the Bible, more especially of the autho- World, Kings, Prostitution, and Death. rized translation, and the translators, &c. By WM. ANDREW MITCHELL. By the Rev. H. J. TODD.

Winter Evening Tales, by Mr. JAMES The Domestic Minister's Assistant; a Hoog, author of " Queens' Wake," and Course of Moroing and Evening Prayer, “ Glenfergus," a novel. (for five weeks) for the Use of Families : Lorenzo, a Poem, by Mr. ROBY. With Prayers for particular occasions. A New Theory of the Hearens and

The late much-lamented and excellent Earth. By Mr. Joseph WILKINSON, of Antiquary, Mr. Samuel Lysons, had finishManchester : To which will be added, a

ed the plates of the third volume of his Supplement, in which will be expounded

Reliquæ Romanæ,” which will shortly the law of God, commonly called Moses'

be published as a complete Work. It is, laws; with several parts of the Old and

we hear, the intention of his executors, New Testaments.

after having made up 50 copies, to deA concise View of True and False Re.

stroy the plates ; with the exception of ligion, pointing out the various substitutes

those of the third volume, which will be for real religion, which satisfy many, the kept for a while, for the purpose of comcause and cure of declensions, &c.; the

pleting sets. whole proved from appropriate Scriptures, extracts from the works of celebrated au

MODERN GREECE. thors, and the dying sayings of eminent All Greece admires the ardent and wellChristians; with a list of the best books directed patriotism of the inhabitants of on experimental religion. By the Rev. Chios. This charming place continues to G. G. SCRAGGS, A. M.

enjoy perfect tranquillity, which may be The Institutes of National Theology, attributed to the wise government of the the Christian Religion, and Moral Philoso- Magistracy, which consists entirely of phy; intended to exhibit a concentrated Greeks. The great College of Chios bas view of the works of the most celebrated become so celebrated, that youths crowd writers, chiefly of the Church of England, thither from all parts of Greece. The first upon those most important subjects. By Professors in this lustitution are Messrs. the Rev. Cornelius Grerin.

Vardalachos, J. Sé'épi, and Bamba. The Prince Maximilian's Travels in Brazil. latter has spent some time in Paris, and An Account of the Arabic Regions. By studied natural philosophy and the maMr. SCORESBY.

thematics. He is about to publish, in A Sketch of the History of France, from modern Greek, an elementary treatise on the Suspension to the Re-esiablishment of chemistry, after Thenard. He has already the Monarchy; with Biographical Me- published a compendium on rhetoric, which moirs of the Principal Agents and Victims was received with particular approbation of the Revolution.

by the Greek literati. From the pen of WILLIAMS's Travels in Italy, Greece, the respectable professor Vardalachos, and the Ionian Islands, in a series of Let. have appeared a philosophical essay do ters descriptive of Manners, Scenery, and elocution, and a very able compendium the Fine Arts.

on experimental phile hy. A course of Elements of a Plan for the Liqnidation mathematics by Professor Sélépi remains of the Public Debt of the United King in MS. dom; being the Draught of a Declaration The number of pupils at present amounts submitted to the attention of the landed, to seven hundred, and will very probably, funded, and every other description of in the course of a year, exceed one thouproprietory in the united kingdom. By sand. Some time since, a printing office RICHARD HEATHPIELD, Gent.

was established at Chios, for which the An Abridgraent of the most popular presses, types, and other apparatus, were modern Voyages and Travels, illustrated purchased in Paris. A German of the with maps and numerous engravings, in 4 name of Bayrhoffer, is at the head of this vols. By the Rev. T. CLARK.

establishment. The Greeks of Cbios disA Work on the Fossils of the South tinguish themselves particularly by their Downs, with Outlines of the Mineral Geo. humanity. They have several hospitals graphy of the Environs of Lewes and upon European models ; nor is there any Brighthelmston, by Gideon MANTHELL, want of benevolent institutions. A remark. in 4to, with engravings.

able event in the annals of Modern Greece, Mr. Nash's beautiful Drawings of Views is the erection of a public library at Chios. in the City of Paris, and of the Scenery in It already contains about 30,000 volumes ; its Environs.

and the funds, which are supplied by the

liberality 1819.) Literary and Philosophical Intelligence. 445 liberality of private individuals, will spee- rit; for they are curious, inasmuch as dily augment the number. It is to the ad- they present exact representations of the vice of Mr. Covay, that the patriotic men, vestments, the furniture, the usages, the who direct this Institution, are particularly edifices, the arms, the vessels, the sacriindebted. The bust of this venerable man fices, the games, the banquets, and the has been put up in the large saloon of the trades of the time, with the precise cha. College, that the youths may always re- racters of the gods and heroes, and other member him with gratitude and respect. infallible and numerous marks of their GRECIAN UNIVERSITY.

antiquity. M. Angelo Maio, a Professor A University has been established at at the Ambrosian College, has caused the Corfu, by Lord Guildford, under the aus- manuscript to be printed in one volume, pices of the British Government. (See with the engravings from the pictures, and p. 443.) His Lordship has appointed to the numerous scholia attached to the mathe different chairs, Greeks of the first nuscript. These new scholia fill more , abilities; and his intentions have been se. than 36 pages in large folio ; they are all conded with much effect by Count Capo- of a very antient period, and the greater d'Istria, a native of Corfu, who being ap- part of them are by authors anterior to prized that M. Politi, a young Leucadian the Christian æra, and to the school of possessed of knowledge and talents, de. Alexandria. The authors quoted are 140 sired to profess chemistry in the lovian in number, whose writings have been islands, remitted to him funds sufficient to lost, or are entirely unknown. There are procure the apparatus necessary for the among them titles of works which have laboratory, &c.

not come down to us, and unedited fragHomer's ILIAD.

ments of poets and historians; they quote There has been discovered, in the Am- the most celebrated manuscripts of Hobrosian Library at Milan, a manuscript mer, such as the two of Aristarchus, those copy of the Iliad of Homer, which has of Antimachus, of Argolichus, the comsingularly attracted the attention of the mon one; in short, all the best of them; Learned ; first, for its antiquity, which but no authorities are so often quoted as appears to border on the fourth century; those of Aristarchus, Aristophanes, and and by 60 pictures in it equally antient. Zenodotus ; that is to say, the learned We know that the first manuscript, upon meu to whom the Poems of Homer 'are which all the editions of Homer have been indebted for the most ingenious correcfounded, is posterior to the tenth century; tions. The manuscript, however, does the newly-discovered one bears a text not contain the Iliad entire, but only the more antient by, about six ages. The fragments which relate to the pictures. characters are square capitals, according HERCULANEUM MANUSCRIPTS. to the usage of the best ages, without A Third Volume of the MSS. of Herdistinction of words, without accents, or culaneum is in the press, and will soon the aspirates; that is to say, without any be published. Sir Humphry Davy is sigo of the modern Greek orthography, expected to make experiments with the The pictures are upon vellum, and repre- chemical composition which he has insent the priocipal circumstances mention- vented to unrol the ancient Latin MSS. of ed in the Iliad. These pietures being an. this collection. It has been observed that tique and rare, copies of them have been the Latin MSS. in papyrus are covered engraved with the greatest exactness. with a peculiar varnish which increases They are not perfect in the execution; the difficulty of unrolling them, and which but they possess a certain degree of me. the Greek MSS, have not.


the centre, and measure two inches and a In removing the earth which composed quarter across the face of each. On the an antient mound in one of the streets of back side, opposite the depressed porMarietta, on the margin of the plain, near tion, is a copper rivet, or nail, around the fortifications, several curious articles which are two separate plates, by which were discovered, the latter part of June they were fastened to the leather. Two last. They appear to have been buried small pieces of the leather were found lywith the body of the person to whose me- ing between the plates of one of the bones; mory this mound was erected.

they resemble the skin of an old mummy, Lying immediately over, or on the fore- and seem to have been preserved by the head of the body, were found three large salts of the copper. The plates of copper circular bosses, or ornaments, for a sword- are nearly reduced to an oxide or rust. belt or a buckler; they are composed of The silver looks quite black, but is not copper, overlaid with a thick plate of much corroded, and on rubbing, it besilver. The front of them are slightly comes quite brilliant. Two of these are convex, with a depression like a cup in yet entire ; the third one is so much


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