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THE

Eclectic Review.

MDCCCXXVI.

JANUARY-JUNE.

NEW SERIES.

VOL. XXV.

Φιλοσοφιαν δε ου την Στωικην λεγω, ουδέ την Πλατωνικήν, η την Επικουρείον
και Αριστοτελικην αλλ όσα ειρηται παρ έκαστη των αιρεσεων τουτων καλως,
δικαιοσύνην μετα ευσεβούς επιστημης εκδιδασκονία, τουτο συμπαν το ΕΚΛΕΚΤΙΚΟΝ
Φιλοσοφίαν φημια

CLEM. ALEX. Strom. Lib. 1.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY B. J. HOLDSWORTH, 18, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,

SOLD ALSO BY JOHN ANDERSON, JUNIOR, AND
JAMES ROBERTSON AND CO. EDINBURGH,

CHALMERS AND COLLINS, GLASGOW ✰

AND R. Μ. ΤΙMMS, DUBLIN.

H. Bryer, Printer, Bridge-street, Blackfriars, London.

PAGE.

Authentic Report of the Debate in the House of Commons, June 23, 1825

97

Barton's, Bernard, Devotional Verses

Baillie's, Marianne, Lisbon in the Years 1821, 22, and 23
Barbauld's, Mrs. Legacy for Young Ladies

Missionary's Memorial

Bassett's Molech; or, the Approach of the Deluge: a Sacred Drama
Blaquiere's Greek Revolution; its Origin and Progress

Narrative of a Second Visit to Greece

91

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236

560

564

193

193

Blomfield's Charge delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Chester, in
1825

273

Bond's Concise View of Ancient Geography

546

Bridges's, Sir Egerton, Recollections of Foreign Travel, on Life, Literature,
&c.

339

Burder's Psalms and Hymns, principally for Public Worship; selected from
Dr. Watts, &c.

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Chalmers's, Dr. Few Thoughts on the Abolition of Colonial Slavery
on Cruelty to Animals: a Sermon

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Denham's and Clapperton's Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern
and Central Africa, &c.

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Doddridge's Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul. With an Introduc-

Doubleday's Babington: a Tragedy

162

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95, 192, 288, 479, 575

Lloyd's Alexander I. Emperor of Russia; or a Short Sketch of his Life, &c. 385

Milton's Treatise on Christian Doctrine, translated by C. R. Sumner, M.A. 1,114

Mission to Siam, and Hué, the Capital of Cochin China, in the Years 1821-2,
from the Journal of the late George Finlayson, Esq.

Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, &c.

Montulé's Voyage en Angleterre et en Russie
Moore's Life of the Rev. John Wesley

Morgan's Emigrant's Note Book and Guide
Morning Meditations

482

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142

244

88

Nicol's Essay on the Nature and Design of Scripture Sacrifices, &c.

392

Nicholson's Practice of Drawing and Painting Landscape from Nature, in
Water Colours

333

Nineteenth Report of the Directors of the African Institution
Noble's Plenary Inspiration of the Scriptures asserted

97

222

Opinions of an Old Gentleman on several Moral and Religious Subjects
Orme's Ordinance of the Lord's Supper illustrated, &c.

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THE

ECLECTIC REVIEW,

FOR JANUARY, 1826.

Art. I. 1. Joannis Miltoni Angli de Doctrina Christiana Libri duo posthumi, quos ex Schedis Manuscriptis deprompsit, et Typis Mandari primus curavit Carolus Ricardus Sumner, A.M. Bibliotheca Regis Præfectus. 4to. 21. 10s. Cantabrigiæ, 1825.

2. A Treatise on Christian Doctrine, compiled from the Holy Scriptures alone: By John Milton. Translated from the Original, by Charles R. Sumner, M.A. Librarian and Historiographer to His Majesty, and Prebendary of Canterbury. 4to. pp. xxxviii. 716. Price 21. 10s. London, 1825.

WE

E have been anxious not to pronounce a hasty opinion respecting a work, the announcement of which excited so intense an interest, and the contents of which, naturally enough, have given universal disappointment. We are free to confess, that, in common with the public at large, we entertained expectations which now seem to ourselves unreasonable, inasmuch as they were not warranted by what was previously known of the sentiments and literary character of the illustrious Author. It is the prerogative of those master minds with whom he ranks, to awaken an enthusiasm that invests its object with ideal qualities, surrounding it, as it were, with a halo of sacred and awful associations, and enshrining it in the most consecrated recesses of the fancy among the types of all that is great and glorious. Viewed in this mysterious light, every noble quality is brought out into strong relief, every failing is thrown into shadow, and the voice which issues from their sepulchre has all the authority of an oracle. Who, when he names the Poet of Paradise Lost, thinks of the Author of the Tetrachordon or the Antagonist of Salmasius? The Milton of English literature, of English history, is the graceful and accomplished youth who, while gathering the flowers of classic fable beneath Italian skies, renounced all the seduclions of poetry at the call of patriotism, esteeming it dishonourable to be lingering abroad, while his fellow citizens VOL. XXV. N.S. B

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