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During the course of the summer will be published a complete refutation of Mr. D'Oyley's Remarks on Sir W. Drummond's dipus Judaicus, by Vindex.
Speedily with be published, in one volume octavo, Select Remains of the late Rev. James Bowden, of Tooting, Surrey: comprising an Annual Review of his Life and Ministry, Family Legacy, Ser. mons, and Letters. Edited by the Rev. R. Bowden, of Holloway. To whom Subscribers are requested to send their names, or to Mr. Conder, Bucklersbury.
On the 1st of September, will be published, part the 1st, of a new History of England; to be completed in three parts, forming a handsome quarto volume, illustrated by forty copper-plates of Fengraved Symbols, designed as an Assistant to the young Student in History.
The Rev. Dr. M'Leod, of New York, is preparing for publication in one large elegant octavo volume, price two dollars and fifty cents, in boards, Lectures upon the principle Prophecy of the Revelation. In this work connection of the prophecies of Daniel with the book of Revelation the author proposes to give an outline of the History of the moral world in the order and within the period contemplated in those inspired writings. He will endeavour faithfully to apply the fact to the prediction and make true religion the meridian line to which the several parts of the crowded map are referred.
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The History and Antiquities of Hinckley, in the county of Leicester; including the Hamlets of Dadlington, Stoke, Wykin, and the Hyde. The second edition, embellished with twenty-two folio plates. To which is added, the History of Witherley, in the same County, and a large extract of the Manduessedum Romanorum; being the History and Antiquities of Manceter, [including the Hamlets of Hartshill, Oldbury, and Atherstone;] and also of the adjacent Parish of Ansley, in the county of Warwick; by the late Benjamin Bartlett, Esq. F. S. A. with additions. Illustrated by seventeen folio plates. John Nichols, F. S. A. London, Edinburgh, and Perth. Of this Edition no more than fifty copies are printed, folio. Price 21. 2s.
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Correspondence of the late Gilbert Wakefield, B. A. with the late Right Hon. Charles James Fox, in the Years 1796-1801, chiefly on Subjects of Classical Literature, 8vo. price 9s. bds.
Margate; or, Sketches amply descriptive of that celebrated Place of Resort, with its environs, and calculated to inculcate in the Mind of Youth a Fondness for the Productions of Nature and Art. By Mrs. Pilkington, 12mo. price 5s. bd.
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Critical Observations on Books An. cient and Modern, this Work is published occasionally, and will be complet→ ed in about four more Numbers, No. XVI. price 2s. 6d. sewed.
Reflections on Suicide. By Mad. de Stael, Baroness of Holstein. Translated from the French, 12mo. price 5s.
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A New Translation (in Rhyme) of Ovid's Metamorphoses, with the Latin Text. By Thomas Orger. 1st vol. price 10s.
The Wanderings of Woe. With an appendix interesting to the Clergy. By the Rev. J. Cox, 8vo. price 5s.
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The Genuine Influence of Scripture Principles in Life and Death. A Sermon, preached at Silver-street Chapel, Whitby, on Sunday, March 21, 1813, occasioned by the lamented death of the Rev. Edward Williams, D.D. By John Arundell, 8vo. 1s. 6d.
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Articles on Montgomery's World before the Flood, Saumarez's Oratiou, Steinkopff's Tour, and Berzelius on Animal Chemistry, are unavoidably postponed to our next Number.
FOR SEPTEMBER, 1813.
Art. I. An Elementary Treatise on the Geometrical and Algebraical Investigation of Maxima and Minima, being the Substance of a Course of Lectures delivered conformably to the Will of Lady Sadler To which is added a Selection of Propositions deducible from Euclid's Elements. By D. Creswell, A. M. Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. 8vo. pp. iv. 339. Price 10. Deighton, Cambridge. Longman and Co. 1813.
MR. Creswell is a writer of whom we have already had occasion to speak so favourably, that we are happy to meet him once more on mathematical ground. Our approbation of his present performance, however, is by no means unqualified. It would have pleased us better if at least one-third had been omitted and we think that much more satisfactory. reasons ought to have been assigned for publishing it at all, than any that Mr. Creswell has formally adduced. It is,' he informs us a part of the plan of his work, to invite a comparison between Geometry and Algebra,' especially by tracing their respective tendency to produce those collateral effects which have been ascribed to the mathematics considered as a discipline of the mind.' He gives the preference very decidedly to the geometrical method, and among his reasons for this preference are the following:
1. There exists, in the first place, this manifest distinction between a synthetic and an analytic process, that, in order to comprehend the former, the whole chain of reasoning must be kept in view, as it is continued from the beginning of the proposition to the end: whilst, in pursuing the latter method, the attention is fixed only upon each single step, as each of them successively offers itself; and the conclusion is to be admitted independently of all but the last of them,
whenever it is to be arrived at.
2. Even when the same method is used in both, geometry afford a better exercise for the mental powers than algebra. Pure geo. VOL. X.
metry, is a'ways precise and logical; it carries on its demonstrations by the exact comparison of ideas, adhering to the constant use of terms, the meanings of which are always verified by a reference to precise definitions. Its reasonings proceed by means of syllogisms, in which, for the sake of brevity, the minor proposition is suppressed. But even in the demonstration of those theorems in algebra, in which little depends upon the employment of its peculiar symbols, the reasoning is seldom close and exact.'
3. The absurdities which have been published with a view of explaining the rule for algebraic multiplication; the common method of shewing that the numerator and denominator of a fraction in its lowest terins are measures of the numerator and denominator respectively of every other equal fraction, &c.;-the defects in the demonstration of the binomial theorem; and many more examples might be adduced in support of the assertion made above. Nay, it is well known that some propositions of the greatest importance i Algebra have never yet received a satisfactory proof: and although mere metaphysical objections ought not to stop the progress of any science, it is time that these faults were remedied.'
4 'When a question is proposed in order to be answered algebraically, the greatest exertion of intellect which is called for, is usually the mere translation of the conditions into a language, the peculiarity of which is, that it is so concise as to exhibit several propositions in a small compass this having once been effected, and it is seldom difficult to perform, the attention is then withdrawn from the things signified and confined to the signs?
5. Algebra is doubtless the more powerful and convenient instrument for use. "Idem omnino mihi (says Euler) cum Newtoni Principia et Hermanni Phoronomia perlustare cœpissem, usu venit, ut quamvis plurium problematum solutiones satis percepisse mihi viderer, tamen parum tantum discrepantia problemata resolvere non potuerim." But the same causes which give analytics their superiority in that respect, prevent them from being so valuable considered as a mental discipline. The great praise, it may be further remarked, which has been bestowed upon mathematics as conducing to strengthen the mind, has proceeded from men, who lived when geometry constituted the principal part of them: and those who have lately denied them this merit, seem to have been biassed in their estimate by a partiality for extended analytics.'
6. If the view which has here been taken of this subject be just, it should seem to be no disservice to our established system of education to afford scope for the efforts of our junior students in an easy extension of what they learn from Euclid. It is impossible for them to enter upon a more fertile field than that of geometry, which really seems to admit of the exercise of as much genius and invention as poetry itself: and after having thus strengthened their faculties, they will proceed with better success, to the remaining part of their aca demical course.'
Now, in our judgement, the view of the matter taken by Mr. Creswell in these passages, is extremely partial and defective.