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• Sometimes a trifling story may prevail,
• Tell her, on such a time, by way of joke,
• How before Justice you appear'd next day,
22. Mormo, the British Hero: 'or, the Mansion-houfe in Labaur.
By John English, repugnant to all. Confusion. 410. Pr. Is. Evans.
This publication is in labour with the ravings of Billingsgate and Bedlam.
23. ' Verses, English, French, and Latin, presented to the King of Denmark and Norway, at St. James's, by James Elphinston. 410. Pr. 6d. Noteinan.
4 월 Among the other equally elegant compliments in the three : copies of verses mentioned in the title-page, Mr. Elphinston praises his Danish majesty for going, like Æneas, to hell in fearch of knowledge :
• Comme le pie Enée a passé aux enfers." The contents of the three copies are the fame, like calves feet drejt under puff paste pinched in different fashions. Les 24. Abort Treatise on the Origin of Masquerades, founded on the
Spirit of Religion; with their Usefulnefs in a Commercial State, (under proper Regulations) to promote Trade and all the Branches of Arts and Sciences; with some Confederations of their political and moral Advantages, particularly the joys of Wedlock ; and with Remarks on the more glaring Obscenities of Theatres, Routs, and Ridottos. 8vo.' Pr. 6 d. Dixwell.
3 This is an ironical recommendation of masquerades; and tho' we do not find that its contents entirely answer the title-page, yet the whole is executed with no contemptible degree of taste and humour.
25. A Treatise upon the Culture of Peach-trees. Translated from the
French. 810. ' 2 s. Dodsley: How far the horticultural arts of France inay answer to the soil of Great Britain, we shall not presume to determine; tho' we have heard they generally do. In any case, the experiments contained in this translation may be made at a very cheap rate; and we therefore recommend them to the practising gardener, be he nobleman, gentleinan, or labourer.
Si canimus sylvas, Jylva funt consule dignæ
26. Rural Elegance displayed, in a Defeription of four weffern Coun
ties, Cornwall, Devonshire, Dorsetihire, and Soinersetshire, 12mo. 3 s. 6 d. Steare.
We are no great friends to the goffipping manner of this production ; tho’ we have often declared that the people of England cannot be too well acquainted with their own country; and even those who were best acquainted with it, may pick up fomething new in this publication.
27. A true and genuine Narrative of Mr. and Mrs. Tenducci. In
a Letter to a Friend at Bath ; giving a full Account, from their Marriage in Ireland, to the prefert. 8vo. 15, 6 d. Pridden.
Juvenal fome where mentions the paflion which many of the Roman ladies entertained for eunuchs; but without entering into any physical disquisition, we have always considered the charge as the overflowing of the fatirist's gall, and as having no foandation in truth or nature. Mr. Wycherley introduces upon
the stage a character, which we cannot now think to be iinprobable, and which is known to every one why has read his Wife. The reading of the pamphlet before us will explain what we inean. It is written by the wife of Mr. Tenducci, who eloped with him against the will and consent of her parents and friends, by whom, according to this narrative, a long and fevere, if not a cruel prosecution was commenced against him. The narrative is penned in a most affecting manner, and every page
of it feems to contain the inost genuine effusions of conjugal love, in the most distressful situations.
28. The Indi&tment, Trial, and Sentence of Mel. TSKAW B- -n,
and Rt M -n, before the Asociale Synod, at the Infance of the Rev. Mr. Adam Gib. By a Geno sleman of the Law. 8vo. Pr. 1s, Dilly.
This pamphlet relates to the religious (we cannot call them ecclesiastical) squabbles among the Disidents in Scotland. The
author seems very fagely to have contrived, that none without the pale of his own profession should know the real fate of the controversy he treats of; fo that we can pretend to give no account of the fact. All we can say is, that he has
$ with abun, dance of humour and true satire ridiculed a despotic fentence, which had passed against certain brethren for their shrewd looks, wry mouths, significant figns, and uplifted eyes. And farther says not the deponent.
Op gibi bi: Don 29.
Pietas Oxoniensis : or, a full and impartial Account of the Expulfion of fix Students from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. Witba Dedication to the Right Honourable the Earl of Litchfield, Chancel. lor of thar University. By a Master of Arts of the University of Oxford. 2d Edit. 8vo. Pr. Iso Keith.
Our readers will find a short account of the first edition of this pamphlet in the fast volume of our Review, p. 474. It is now revised, corrected, and enlarged, with some anecdotes, and a letter to the Monthly Reviewers.
ce Thefe anecdotes are perfonal,' of no consequence with respect to the main argument.--The letter to the Monthly Reviewers was occasioned by their having joined orthodoxy with modern fanaticism, in their account of this performance,
on St. Per
30. LeElures on primitive Chriftianity in Doctrine, Experience,
Worship, Discipline, and Manners, as it appeared in tbe Church at Jerusalem, in the Time of the Apostles. Also on the Epijtle to the Church at Sardis
And on the Faithful in the Days of Malachi. Interspersed with Notes, Refle&tions, and Addrefesa Wisbe View sto awaken a becoming Zeal for the Communion of Saints, in 0 Order
and Love. By Benjamin Wallin, 8vo. Pr. osa). Robinson, This work is divided into fix books: The firft contains reflections on the death, resurrection, afcenfion, and exaltation of Jesus Chrift. This is a comment on St. Peter's discourse to the men of Judea, Aas ii.
The second contains some thoughts on the apostle's improvement and application of his address to the Jews.
'In the third, the author considers the wonderful fuccels of that discourfe.
The fourth is a history of the church in her infant state. The plan of this book is taken from the last six verses of the second chapter of Ads“ ir
. . 1 1 3 1 vé sie Here then, fays be, 'is a concise hiftory of the primitive church in her pure infant-state, before her members were scattered by perfecution, or those errors, divisions and apoftafies took place, which have fince difgraced and defiled her. Indeed
she was not yet arrived to maturity, in respect of that order the infinite wisdom of her Lord foon after faw fit to establish for her edification. At present the apostles fupplied the part of bishops and deacons, officers who are fince become needful to a perfect church-itate. We view her as a lovely child, in her first appearance in the world. There are also some circumstances peculiar to her then prefent condition, a pretended conformity to which would be ridiculous or worse, yet she is the original pat.. tern of piety and love. These are the lively features of a neat gospel-church, walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comforts of the Holy Ghoft; and however some may plead for another manner, the fame spirit and behaviour will be found when and where genuine Christianity prevails, for religion is substantially the same in all ages and places to the end of the world.' ei The early declension of the church from her original simplicity, is the subject of the fifth book. This consists of reflections on the epiitle to the church of Sardis, Rev. iii. l.6. 6. The last is a dissertation on the conduct of the faithful in the days of Malachi, Chap. ii. 16.17,
This work abounds with pious reflections, but will appear tedious and unentertaining to the generality of readers.
3.1. Anndevortes EV ayamn: An Elay on the Epifle to the s Romans, Wirb Nates. - Designed as a key to the Apoftolic ant Writings. By J. C. 8vo. Pr. 1. Johnson. .isThis writer informs us, that he is now attempting an efsay towards a short, rational, and coherent explication of St. Paul's epistle to the Romans ; but suspecting that he may not be able to accomplish his design, as he is advanced in years, and frequently interrupted by the neceffary avocations of life, he offers the public this sketch of his plan, that others who have more learning and leisure inay prosecute such a work to greater ad. vantage, if approved, or give the essayist an opportunity to correct his mistakes, if any should be observed.
We do not suspect the good intentions of this writer, as he appears to be
advocate for reason, and has given us some instances of his rational way of thinking; but we must confefs, we do not expect from him a more unexceptionable eluci- . dation of this difficult cpifle, than one which we have already, by the late Dr. Taylor of Norwich. In this performance Mr. I, c. has not given us a word of Greek, except a sentence in front; à circunstance which will not recommend his commen tary to the learned.
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32. The true Nature and Intent of Religion. A Sermon preacbed in the
Cathedral Church of Durham, on the 15th of May, 1768, being the Sunday after the Interment of the late Rev. Dr. Bland, fenior Prebendary of that Church. By Edmund Law, D. D. Prebendary of Durham, and Master of St. Peter's College, in Cambridge. 8vo.
Pr. 6d. Sandby. In this discourse the author, from that celebrated paffage in the prophet Micah, He hath hewed thee, O man, what is good, &c. takes occasion to consider the difference between the means or motives, and the essential or constituent parts of religion. His observations on these points are rational and important. At the conclusion he has given us a short sketch of the character of Dr. Bland.
33. Popery inconfiflent with the natural Rights of Men in general,
and of Englifhinen in particular: a Sermon, preached ai Charlotte Street Chapel. By William Dodd, LL. D. Chaplain in Ordinary 10 his Majesty. 8vo. Pr. 6d. Faden. The author has divided his discourse into three heads, under which he fhews, 1. That Popery is unfriendly to the interests of mankind in general : 2. To the interests of fates and governa inents in particular : and, 3. To the true happiness of individuals.
The text which he has selected on this occasion is reinarkably poignant-This wisdom defcendeth riot from above, but is eartbly, Jensual, DEVILISH.
The discourse, as the reader, from this circumstance, and the writer's descriptive talents, will naturally imagine, is warm and pathetic, and gives us a horrible idea of Popery.
Sovereign of the earth, says this animated preacher, lay to thine hand, and dispel the blackness of these opinions, so disgraceful 10 human nature : and rather suffer me to appear before thy throne in the character of a poor Indian, wild and untutored in bis native woods, than in that of a Christian, profesiing to serve Thee, by persecuting even to the death, those who are so unhappy as to diffent from him in opinions !'
In the next edition, it would not be amiss, if our ingenious author would correct the fiift sentence in his discourse, which is thus inaccurately expressed .
· The design of the gospel is the most amiable and excellent; St. Paul calls it " the power of God to salvation ;' that is, the powerful instrument in the hands of God, and efficacious, thro' faith, to procure man's salvation,-his present and future hap: piness.'