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lishment No. 186 PEARL-STREET, NEW-YORK, lately occupied by Thomas S. Arden, embrace the opportunity of informing the Public, that they have for sale a very extensive collection of Books in every department of Literature and Science. Classical and School Books of all descriptions.
Their Law and Medical Catalogue, however, are. more particularly valuable and from the arrangements already made, they are enabled and are determined to procure every new work of merit in the shortest time possible after it shall have been announced to the world, so as to render the assortment equalled by few and surpassed by none in the United States, and to supply the public with the best and most approved Authors on every subject, and on such terms, as they presume to assert will merit a proportion of the public patronage.
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MASSILLON'S CHARGES. THOMPSON, HART & Co. No. 186 Pearl-street, have lately received for sale, in a neat octavo volume, price two dollars bound, the charges of Jean Baptiste Massillon, Bishop of Clermont, addressed to his clergy; with two essays, one om the art of preaching, and the other on the composition of a Sermon. Translated from the French, by the Rev. Theophilus St. John.
The species of Eloquence which prevails throughout these discourses is mild and gentle ; he addresses his clergy, as
men acquainted with their duty, in the observance of which he labours to establish himself; and represents in the most feeling and pathetic manner, the melancholy and dreadful consequences which arise, not merely from the profligacy, but even from the indifference or ignorance of the clergy ; that the preachers of the gospel cannot bring ruin on themselves alone ; but that with their own, they involve the de. struction of a number of souls, for whose redemption the Son of God vouchsafed to shed his most precious blood. These charges will be highly appreciated by all those who have read the elegant sermons of the celebrated Massillon, the brigthest gem in pulpit eloquence. They are equally interesting to the clergy and the lasty, and particularly adapted to students in divinity.
EWELL'S DISCOURSES ON THE LAWS OR PRO
PERTIES OF MATTER. Just published, and for sale by THOMPSON, HART & Co. No. 186 Pearl-street, New-York, in a beautiful octavo volume, containing
near 500 pages, with plates, price three dollars in boards, The Plain Discourses of Thomas Ewell, M. D. of Virginia, containing an account of the properties of matter, or principles of modern chemistry, particularly designed for domestic use, as well as for professional gentlemen.
It will be readily recollected that the plan of this undertaking, has some time since been distinguished
by the approbation of many of the highest characters in our country; and the publishers now offer this work to the American public
is . It will in fact be difficult to find an individual, from the most learned philosopher, down to the most uninformed shop keeper, farmer, and dairy maid, who will not be benefited by an attentive perusal of these discourses; as well as delighted with the flights of imagination in which the author has occasionally indulged, which serve to prevent the fatigue arising from reading on scientific subjects. Under such circumstances it would be folly to make further remarks---for good sense and discernment are too prevalent in this country, to suffer it to be said that the American citizens were not the first patrons of American genius, when devoted to purposes so universally useful.
MEMOIRS OF CUMBERLAND. Lately published, and for sale by Thompson, Hart & Co. a second edition of that valuable work, entitled, "Memoirs of the Life of Richard Cumberland, with Anecdotes of the principal characters of his time."-1 vol. 12mo. price $ 1 neatly bound.
The literary world are well acquainted with the merits of this writer, both as a dramatist and a poet. In these me. moirs we are highly interested, not only by the wit of the man of genius, by the sound reflexions of the hoary headed sage, but also by the incidents which naturally arise in the career of the politician. Our author details many of the political transactions in which he was engaged, and which have not been, until now, generally and correctly understood. He was, during the course of a long, active life, familiarly acquainted with the most prominent political and literary characters of his time. Anecdotes concerning them are occasionally interspersed. The author, it must be confessed, is somewhat liable to the charge of garrulity, but it is never that species of it which reminds us of the drivel. lings of dotage, but, on the contrary, the unreserved, unaffected communicativeness of green old age, which makes us sit and listen with pleasure, while, seated at ease in his elbow chair, he entertains us with stories of his adventures. Few pieces of Biography will be found at once so instructive and amusing.
LIFE OF BEATTIE. Just published, and for sale by Thompson, Hart & Co. the Life of Dr. James Beattie, by J. Forbes, Bart. neatly printed, in one vol. 8vo. price $ 2 50, in boards, from the quarto edition which has just appeared in London.
He who admires great talents in the garb of modest simplicity, who contemplates with delight the union of the highest metaphysical powers with the fascinating graces of poetry, will find in this work a treat of exquisite relish. The writer who charms us in his productions, too often suffers by being shown to the public in his private character. Such a disappointment is not, however, reserved for the admirers of the author of “ Moral Science,” “ The Essay on Truth,” « The Hermit,” and “ The Minstrel." No one loses less than him, by the test of personal acquaintance; he is no less amiable and deserving of our respect, when viewed as a man, than as a poet and philosopher. His life is extremely entertaining, and will prove a most valuable accession to the stock of Modern Biography.
LIFE OF MARMONTEL. Just received from the press of Samuel F. Bradford, Phi. ladelphia, and for sale by Thompson, Hart & Co. No. 186 Pearl-street, Marmontel's Life and Memoirs, written by himself.
It is now two years since the original made its appearance in Paris ; under the superintendance of the relatives of this celebrated writer ; and it has passed through three editions in England, and been translated into nearly all the living languages of Europe. -Wherever Marmontel is known (and it would be difficult to point out a civilized country where his writings are not read with delight) his Memoirs will form a treat of no common kind. Independently of the interest excited by the author's account of himself, we find his work to contain a true and animated description of the re.markable events of his time.
The Edinburgh Review, a publication not much addicted to praise, is warm in the commendation of this work. The principal fault to be found with it is the lameness of the translation, which was evidently done in the greatest haste, to gratify public expectation, and to answer the purposes of the London booksellers. The Editor of the American Edi. tion began with the intention of giving it an entirely new English dress; but a press of other employments induced him to relinquish that design, and merely correct those passages in which the sense 'was confused, or Gallicisms too palpable
The London Edition is in four volumes, and sells here at eight dollars. The American Edition contains the same quantity, is comprised in two handsome Volumes, 12mo. of about 250 pages each, on a good paper and brevier type, price two dollars, sheep, lettered.
BLACK'S LECTURES. Just published, and for sale by Thompson, Hart & Co. No. 186 Pearl-street, New-York, Lectures on the Elements of Chemistry, by Dr. Joseph Black, Professor of Chemistry in the University of Edinburgh ; the first American from the last London edition, in three volumes, octavo, with plates. Price eight dollars, bound in sheep and lettered.
“ A large share of the above work is devoted to the illustration of the author's own immortal discoveries; which are related with great minuteness and in a most engaging manner.”—Aikin's Annual Review.
Mr. Robinson's notes confer great additional value on this publication. They illustrate the history of Dr. Black's discoveries, and certain discussions upon various points of modern chemistry of the greatest importance.”-Monthly Mag.
“ We introduce this work with peculiar satisfaction ; and would recommend it with an earnestness arismg from a complete knowledge of its merits.-It is an admirable picture of scientific research, according to the plan proposed by Bacon, followed by Newton, and admitted by the best modern inquirers. In this work we have a connected system of ancient and modern chemistry, in a form and with advantages far superior to those which any other work has offered.”-Crit. Reviews.
GEOGRAPHICAL CARDS. Just published by D. Allison, and for sale by Thompson, Hart & Co. 186 Pearl-street, New-York, price $2, Geography an amusement; or a new and complete set of Geographical Cards, by which the boundaries, situation, extent, divisions, chief towns, rivers, mountains, lakes, religion and numder of inhabitants of all the countries, kingdoms and republics, in the known habitable globe, may be learned, by way of amusement, in a pleasing and satisfactory manner.
Few sciences are so generally imp tant to man as Geography, and to the traveller and navigator, it is indispensable. To facilitate the means of acquiring this useful science, and to render the study of it interesting to the youthful mind, various are the plans which have been devised within these few years past ; but of all the methods which have been adopted, none appears to be so well calculated to attain this desirable object as that by cards.
In the common voluminous systems of geography, there is much information, valuable indeed in itself, which is not applicable to ordinary concerns, and consequently of little utility to youth, and to those persons who have either not sufficient money to procure, or not sufficient leisure or inclination to read, a large systematic treatise on the subject. For want therefore of some easy mode, like the one proposed, many persons are totally ignorant of the most necessary rudiments of geography. In addition to this it may be remarked, that those who have both sufficient means to purchase, and leisure and inclination to read, the larger systems, will often find it convenient to resort to these cards, for the most common and essential particulars.
The present cards are upon a new plan, much more vati. ed and extensive than those which have been heretofore used, and which may be considered as merely the playthings of children. These are the result of the labours of several gentlemen eminently skilled in geography, and have met with the approbation of President Smith, of Princeton Col. lege, who expresses himself in very favourable terms res.