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them both speak and think as they ought, or, as the profound author of the Rambler would express it, to inure their organs to the orthotony of elocutiox, and to conftruet their morals on the plan
of re&titude. In this epilogue Miss More thus liberally compliments her Sister. Authors:
• When moral Carter breathes the frain divine,
And fair Macaulay claims a Livy's right.
L. Art. 25. The Four Seafons, a Poem ; by John Huddlestone
Wynne, Gent. 410. 28. 6d. Riley, &c. 1773. This is a wretched fricaffee in rhyme of some paffages in Thomson's charming work on that fubject. The bad verses are so numerous, and the whole so insipid, that it merits not the least attention.
By which the universe subfifts alone,
the glorious God of Light His former absence with new beams displays,
And fires the mountains with his welcome rays.' Truly Hibernian! But this Author has one degree of merit for which he ought to have credit, that he never has the impertinence to take the liberty of naming those principal authors from whom he borrows, or on whom his imitations are a burlesque, as his archetypes. For this they are indebted to him.
L. Art. 26. An Epiftle to Junius *. 4to. 28. 6 d. Richardson
and Co. 1774. Half a crown for fuch-But we forbear! the Author may want it.
DR A MAT I C. Art. 27. The Note of Hand; or, Trip to New-Market. As it is acted at the Theatre in Drury-Lane. 8vo. I s. Becket. 1774.
We have, in this little two act piece, fome lively, laughable, and just satire on the turf and table gamblers. The second scene presents a rich exhibition of this fort; but the rest of the piece is much inferior, in point of humour and spirit. It hath been said, that a person of rank, who hath figured in a public character, is glanced at in that of Revel, who is both statesman and jockey. If it be so, the Author hath, however, wrapped up the allufion fa • By Benjamin Haghes; says the advertisemente
neatly, as neither to offend the laws of the land or of the stage. This farce is generally given to the Author of the West Indian. Art. 28. Airs and Choruses in the Entertainment of the Sylphs ;
or, Harlequin's Gambols, at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Gara den. The Music entirely new, composed by Mr. Fisher. 8vo. 6d. Becket.
The chief merit of this minikin performance consists in the sprightkness of some of the airs, and the beauty of some of the fcenes. For the ref, it is well known that Mons. Harlequin is a privileged perfon, and amenable to no court of criticism in the universe.
POLITICA L. Art. 29. The Letters of Governor Hutchinson and Lieutenant Go
vernor Oliver, &c. Printed at Boston ; and Remarks thereon. With the Assembly's Address, and the Proceedings of the Lords Com
mittee of Council. Together with the Substance of Mr. Wedder. • barn's Speech relating to those Letters. X 8vo.
The nature and parport of the Letters here published, are already we presume, well known to our Readers, in general. They have been retailed in moft of the newspapers ; together with such ocça. fional remarks, letters, invectives, and altercations, as an affair fo very interesting to this country and the colonics, could not fail of producing: and much do we fear that Mr. Wedderburn's rude astack on a character which has long, and justly, been deemed an hopour to the present age, will not be the worst consequence of an event which every lover of liberty, of science, and of virtue, may have reason to be forry for.
MISCELLANEOUS. Art. 30. 1 Letter to Sir Fletcher Norton, Knt. Speaker of the
Hoafe of Commons, on the Petition of Thomas De Grey, Esq; and others, as inserted in the Public Advertiser, on the ruth of February; for which the Printer was ordered to attend the House on the 14th. 8vo. 6d. Wheble. 1774.
The subject of this pamphlet hath so much occupied the newspapers of the month, that there is little left for us to add. Nor, indeed, can any one judge of the fact, to which it alludes, who was not present in the House of Commons when Mr. De Grey's pecition was presented, and thereby enabled to fee and hear every thing that paffed on the part of the Speaker, whose behaviour was fo grossly impeached by the spirited Author of the Letter : who that Author is, the Public are, now, at no loss to infer. Art. 31. The Journal of a Voyage undertaken by Order of his present
Majefly, for making Discoveries toward the North Pole, by the Hon. Commodore Phipps, and Captain Lutwidge, in his Majesty's Sloops Racehorse and Carkase. To which is prefixed, an Account of ihe several Voyages undertaken for the Discovery of a North-East Passage to China and Japan. 8vo. 1 s. 6 d. Newbery. 1774.
This appears to be the real Journal of some person on board one of the lips above-mentioned, and it contains many curious partisulars ; one of which, however, is incredible, viz. That about lat. 80 deg. 47 min. N. and long. 21 deg. 10 min. East from London, they met with bears on the ice, larger than the largest oxen !' Per
x published by Manduit
haps the magnitude of these animals was in proportion to the ima presions they made on the Journalist, when they passed in review before him.-Capt. Phipps's own account of this voyage is expected ; and we are informed that the Public will soon be gratified with it. Art. 32. Memoire pour Moi, par Moi, Louis De Brancas, Comte
de Lauraguais. -Count Lauraguais's Memorial, &c, 8vo. 1 s. 6 d.
Elmfley. 1773 · The social and decent sentiments of hospitality and respect due to a foreign nobleman, who has honoured this country with a particular attachment, would preclude us from every indulgence of the rifible vein, were there any sources for such indulgence in his pamphlet.
The particulars of a private quarrel can hardly be considered as an object of public criticism; and we have nothing more to add, thart to express our very natural wishes, that the palladium of Liberty, which, in this nobleman's idea, does us fo much honour, may not be in worfe repair than he at presènit fupposes it,
Baptism, designed to afíit a serious and judicious Obedience to it.
This little tract appears to be written by a pious man, whose intention is, as he expresses it, to promote the pradical uses of christian baptism by explaining them, and by insisting on the obligation to observe it." He is an advocate for adult baptism, and it is questionable whether he would allow that of infants to be called by the name; and though he professes to wave every thing of a controversial' nature, he cannot avoid fometimes proposing a few questions on the point; this, however, appears to be done with moderation and candour. In urging the observance of this rite, he supposes that some persons may neglect it through a sense of shame; and here we have the following paisage, which we insert without thinking it necessary to add any remark concerning it: “ The only reason we can alledge for our shame must be this ; that it wants the sanction of the generality and the great. By this the best cause frequently fuffers : to this it is owing that the cause of liberty daily loses its support among the Protestant Diflenters in general ; when the wealthy, when persons of diftinguished rank, and who make a figure in the polite world, when such forsake any cause, they draw numbers after them, who are alhamed to appear on that fide which the great, the noble and the fashionable have deferted. Hence it is, that a rite, reasonable, use. ful, and divine, is neglected by those that fecretly avow its facred authority. Though the generality blush not, in compliance with established forms, and the practice of the many and the great, absurdly to promise what an infant ihall believe and practise, even men of sense and judgment are not alhamed to use and join in the office of infant baptism, as retained in the Church of England, though so much weakness, absurdity, and nonsense, (I speak with regret) run through it. But the institution of baptism, as it lies in the New Teftament, is not liable to any such charge.'
Though numbers of christians will not entirely agree with this Author, in his account of the nature of baptism, and of its subjects, yet every pious person will approve of his practical observations and
advice, which require the very careful attention of those who are arrived at years of maturity without having been baptized. Hi. Art. 34. An Account of the Occasion and Design of the positive
Inftitutions of Christianity. Extracted from the Scriptures only. By Richard Amner. 8vo. Buckland. !774. From the acknowledged dependence of Chriflianity on the Jewish religion, this Writer fupposes that the positive Institutions of the christian scheme may be illustrated by viewing them in connection with those of the Mofaic dispensation, which they most resemble : a! lufions of this kind have sometimes been carried to fanciful and extra
vagant lengths; but Mr. Amner confiders his fubject in a more ra. tional and intelligent manner. He writes with caution and modesty; and appears very solicitous to advance nothing for which he has not a sufficient foundation. The Lord's Supper is naturally contrasted with the ordinance of the passover ; the Lord's Day with the Jewish sabbath ; and here we observe, that he lays no stress on the institucion of the fabbath immediately after the creation. His reason for this is given in the following lines :- Supposing the books of the Pentateuch to have been reduced and disposed into that form in which we now have them, by either Samuel, or any other and later Prophet, to whom the fabbath was not unknown, (lee Sir Isaac Newton's obfervations on Daniel, ch. i.) would it not be reasonable to believe that such an account of the creation was purposely prefixed, as was con formable to it, and would tend to enforce the observation of it? And the argument will be much the same even though Moses were allowed to be the writer of them.'
But this Author chiefly enlarges on the subject of christian baptism, which he supposes to have succeeded the baptism of Profelytes among the Jews. He illuftrates several passages of Scripture in the course of his argument, and offers some pertinent considerations, to fatisfy the mind of the Reader in respect to the practice of infant baptism. This pamphlet is, on the whole, to be regarded as a sen. able and useful performance.
Hi. Art. 35. A farewell Address to the Parishioners of Catterick. By Theophilus Lindsey, M. A, 8vo. 6 d. Johnson.
1774. This small tract, the Author informs us, in his prehxed advertisement, was drawn up solely for the use of a country parish, and never interded to go beyond it; but that the kind reception it met with there, from an affectionate and grateful people, and their en. tering fo intirely into the cause and subject of it,-added to the fuge gestion of serious friends, that it might be of some general use, has been an inducement to make it more public.
We have already spoken * so largely concerning Mr. Lindsey's Apology, that it will be sufficient to add, with regard to the present discourse, that it is plain, fenfible, and pathetic; and that the pious Author writes with such an apostolic fimplicity, humility, and affection, that we cannot wonder at his parishioners having been greatly moved with this farewell Address of their conscientious and excellent paftor.
K. • In the Reviews for the last and present month.
S E R M O N S. 1. Revelation the most effettual Means of civilizing and reforming Man
kind.-Preached before the Society in Scotland for propagating Christian Knowledge, at their Anniverfary Meeting, Jan. 5,1773: By Robert Henry, D.D. 8vo. 6 d. Printed at Edinburgh, and fold by Cadell, London.
The importance and usefulness of divine revelation are here judi. ciously fated, enforced, and thewn to be the most effectual means it of enlightening men in the knowledge of religion, and at the same time convincing them of its truth, and persuading them to the practice of it. II. A Charge and Sermon delivered at the Ordination of the Rev,
Mr. John David, o&. 7, 1773, at Frome, Somersetshire; the
M. A. 6 d. Cadell.
raoh's Daughter. At the Meeting-House in St. Thomas's, South-
1, 1774. By Samuel Palmer. 6 d. Buckland. IV. The encouraging Propea that religious Liberty will be enlarged:
confidered and applied to the Case of the Protestant Dissenters ; in a Sermon preached at Kidderminster, Nov. 5, 1773. By Benjamin Fawcet, M. A. 6d. Buckland,
The encouraging prospect exhibited to the view of Mr. Fawcett's audience at Kidderminster, is that of the late happy progress of religious freedom throughout the Christian world in general, and in our awn country in particular. The candid and liberal spirit of the prefent age is juftly praised by this Preacher. He hath taken occasion to introduce an account of the Diflenters late application to parlia. ment; and he seems to entertain strong hopes of future success, hould his brethren unite in the renewal of their constitutional en. deavours to free themselves from those legal restraints which they deem incompatible with their Chriftian liberty. There is a becoming moderation in this discourse; which will be read with satisfaction by those confiftent Dissenters who are well-wishers to the cause; and it can give no offence, we fuppose, to the unprejudiced members of our established church. V. Preached in the Parish Church of Newbury, Berks, Jan. 14,
1774, at the Funeral of the Rev. John Geree, LL. R. Fellow of Winchester. By the Rev. Thomas Penrose, Çurate of Newbury.
Walter. This brief oration (for the discourse is not a long one) merits fome distinction from the common ruo of funeral sermons, on account of its superior eloquence. It is rationally pious, and soberly pathetic; and while the Author has sufficiently attended to the propriety of composition, he has not loft fight of that plaioness which ever ought to bring down pulpit-discourses to the level of common capacities :those in which the preacher foars above vulgar apprehension, are feldom found to be extensively useful; and are generally to be regarded as little better than " founding brafs, or å tinkling cymbal.”