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Berwick's Lives of Marcus V. M. Corvinus and Titus Pomponius Atticus
Collinson's Key to the Writings of the principal Pathers of the Christian
Franks's Dissertation on the Magi (Hulsean Prize Dissertation)
Letters written by Eminent Persons in the 17th and 18th Centuries, now
110, 214, 325, 438, 540, 653
tect the Civil Rights of the Protestant Dissenters
Sotheby's Song of Triumph
Southey's Carmen Triumphale
Stewart's History of Bengal
Stevens's Treatise on Human Happiness
Tales of the Poor
Taylor's (Mrs.) Maternal Solicitude for a Daughter's best Interesta
Thomson's Travels in Sweden in the autumn of 181%
Time's Telescope for 1814
Toller's Sermon on the Death of the Rev. Samuel Palmer
Vaughan's Account of an uncommon Appearance in the Flesh of a Sheer
Wilberforce's Speeches on the Clause in the East India Bill for promoting
the Religious Instruction, &c. of the Natives of British India
Williams's Essay on the Equity or Divine Wovernment, and the Sovereignty
of Divine Crnos
HE Publisher of the ECLECTIC Review, avails himself of the
close of the half year, to acnounce the Volume just completed, as the first of a New Series of the Work ; and he begs permission briefly to state the reasops which have induced the Proprietors deliberately to adopt this designation for their future Numberg.
It is now ten years since this Publication commenced. It originated in laudable and disinterested motives, and it was for a long time supported, at a considerable loss, chiefly by those few india viduals by whom it was projected. The Work was professedly esta: blished on principles the most catholic, liberal, and benevolent.' It overlooked · the distinctions of sect and the niceties of theological . disputation, among pious Christians, and disclaimed all party • views and personal interests.' • To arouse the Christian world to
a perception of the important influence which Literature possesses' · ir obstructing or in accelerating the progress of religious truth • and human happiness, was a principal object of the undertaking. Whatever discordance of character with these professions, whatever inconsistency of conduct may occasionally have been manifested, in any articles of the numerous writers who liave been
ployed during the progress of the Review, there is good reason to suppose that there has been no variation of intention, nor any relaxation, either of principle or of effort, on the part of the Proprietors themselves. They hoped, by entering into a compact of neutrality on disputed points of minor importance, to en, gage that active support from those of every religious distinction, who feel interested in the professed objects of the Work, which should secure in the most effectual way, an honourable consistency in waiving the topics of inferior controversy, in order to a more powerful co-operation for advancing the fundamental interests of truth, piety, and charity. But this ideal excellence their exertions could not realize, 'for the simple reason, that one great class in the religious world soon intimated that its portion of aid, in the composition of the Work, was to be retained on no other terms than such a surrendering deference on the part of others as justice and conscience could by no means permit. The latter class soon became, of necessity, the chief supporters of the Work, and the most efficient contributors to its literary conduct. It was, therefore, unavoidable that the Review should take its character from its principal and almost sole conductors; and it came, in a few years, to be attributed to that part of the community who are generally supposed to be the warmest advocates of rational liberty, both civil and religious ; and who, though sincere friends to the Ecclesiastical Establishment of their country, are compelled, by religion and conscience, respectfully to dissent from it.
On this point of concert and co-operation, the present Conductors of the Review entertain sentiments different from those of its founders. They are equally sincere in disclaiming all party views, and adopting as the basis of their work, principles the most catholio and liberal. They conceive, however, that that sort of compromise which is involved in the observance of a neutrality on particular questions, is not required nor justified by any such principles. The proper exercise of charity and candour, is found in the maintenance, not in the concealment, of a conscientious difference of opinion. It has not been by the sacrifice of individual rights of judgement, but by the harmonizing energy of common 'sympathies, that the Christian world has been brought to exhibit, in so great a degree, as it now does, “ the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.” The Conductors of the ECLECTIC Review will, on this ground, feel themselves unrestrained in the explicit assertion of any rights or opinions of their own, without other qualification than sentiments of unfeigned respect and courtesy for those from whom they may dissent.
If in any other respect the present Conductors of the Work deviate from the conduct of their respected predecessors, they hope it will be only so far as that deviation may be improvement. On this point they must leave the latter Numbers of the Review to speak for themselves; and all that they will venture to promise, is, that no degree of attention and exertion on their part shall be spared in securing for their future Numbers something more than fugitive interest. They are happy in having received some 'very valuable accessions to the number of their contributors, and in having engaged an Editor whose services will be of essential ad. vantage to the Work.
To discharge the former Proprietors from all responsibility in the future management of the Review, and, at the same time, to free the present Writers from any embarrassment which might