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MONTHLY CATALOĞU E.

DIVINITY, RELIGIOUS, &c.

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A Sermox, prea bed for the Benefit of the Charity-School inftitutrd

at Upton upon Severn, in the rear 1787. By the Rev. Richard Sandilands, LL.B. 8vo. Cadell. HI, is an elegant and perfuafive discourse on the conduct

of the Saniaritat he that thewed inercy. Our autsor Nhows that such a one is truly wur neighbour. The State of ile Nation, with refpret to Religion and Manners.

A Sermon preasbed a: Uxbridge Chapel, Midillejix, on Sunday, ibe 25th of Odober, 1789; being the Anniversary of bis' Ma jefty's decfion to the Throne. By the Riv. Walter Hurper, Aplant. Lecturer. 480. Evans.

Mr. Harper endeavours to awaken our attention by a disa play of the blessings we cnjoy, and the little practical use which we have made of them. Among the foriner, however, he hould not have mentiored the late harvest; for, toon after it, We were obliged to reguire, corn from our neighbours : and, perhaps, the progress of Socinianism fhould not be accounted among the latter. We have endeavoured to combat it in all its forms, but do not object to the promulgation of its doce trines; for we know that the cause of truth is test promoted by a free and liberal enquiry; and though religion and mo. deration have occasionally been overlooked by some of the combatants, yet facts and arguments have been brought fora Fard, which will ultimately, and in more moderate hands, athit the cause both of true piery and morality. The Observation of the Christian Sahbarb ricommended to the

bizber Degrees in Life. By a Minister of the Established Church. Svo. 6d. Evans,

We have feldom seen a plainer and more practical discourse. We fear, however, that thofe to whom the preacher crieth, will not hear; and that he lifteth up his voice in vain.' But he must feel a consciousness of having done his duty; and those who will at:end 10 his precepts will find them truly pious and waaffectedly benevolent. 4 Letter aditreffed to the Delegates from the

several Congregations of Profant Dilenters subo met at the Devises, on September 14,

1789. 8vo. 6d. Wilkie. A Second Letter, addressed to the Delegates from the federal Core

gregations of Proteftant Diffenters wbo met at Devizes, on Sepe. 14, 1989. By the Author of the First Letter. 8vo. 15. Wilkie.

The first Lester contains some cool but pointed reprehen fons on the language of the Resolutions; but, we think, the author urges a little too far the indisoluble connection of church Vol, LXIX, Jan, 1790.

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and ftatc: in this queition the fate is in no danger, though, in fome inttances, the tangoage of the Refilutioits is too isiemperate, and, in one, we see a few symptoms of hoflility.

In the second Letter he reduces the different Resolutions to disinet propositions, and answers to each with various success. The subject, when fully confidered, lies, however, within a very narrow compass. It is necessary that there should be an established religion; and the only doubt is, whether the different branches of the cxecutive power should be alsvays ned ceffarily contined to that religion, when the disputed thcological points are not of a political naturc. Lellons of Moral and Religious Instruction. 4d. Rivingtons.

These Leflons are intended for the benefit of the poor in geá ncral, and the ufe of Sunday Schools in particular. They come fit of dialogues, enlivened by the interposition of natural incidents; and the whole, in style of sentiment, well adapted to the purpose. Remarks on Dr. Horlley's Ordination Sermon: in a Letter to the

Lord Bijlep of Glumicfier. By G. Wakefield, B. A. 8vo. 4d. Deighton.

In this pamplilet, Mr. Wakefield cenfures very freely fome, of the sentiments in the ordination fermon; but not without exhibiting the principles on which his opinions are founded. A Discourse on Sacramental Tiltso, Delivered at

Delivered at Cambridge, : 0. 30, 1788. By R. Robinson. 8vo. Iso Dilly. . This discourse, the author of which inveighs agunt facramental toits, was delivered at Cambridge, October 30, 1988, at a general meeting ot the deputies of the congregations of Proteitaor Dilleniers in the county of Cambridge. A Kry to the Psalms; being an easy, concife, and familiar Expla

'nation of Words, Allufons, and Sentences in them, selected from Substantial Authorities. By Rev. W. Coli, A.M. 8vo. 25. Deighton

This production is intended for the lower clafs of people, to whom ii explains many words, phrases, aud allusions in the Pfalms, with which they may be unacquainted. Ifrael's Salvation ; or, an Account from the Prophecirs of Scrip

turry of the Grand Events which acvait the Gert's, to the End. of Timc. By T. Rcader. Svo. 15. 61. Buckland.

This author treats of the grand events which await thc Jews, to the end of time; and he is bold enough to affirm, froni che prophecies of Scripture, that the conversion of the Jews will commence in the year 1816; that they will be called to their own land in 1866'; in which year, likewise, ao earthquake will destroy seven thousand inhabitants of Rome; that Gog. or Popery, Mall be destroyed in 1941, and that, after a glorious millennium, about the year 3125, the world will be at an enda

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POETRY. Ik Iberiad; an Heroi-Comic Poem: 10, subich are fubjained fome

Miscellancons Pieces and Notes. By a l'oung Gentleman. Svo. 5. Lowndes.

The reader's curiosity will probably be excited no less than oors was, at the title prefixed to the principal poem. It is de. rived, we find,

• From Onetor, Gr. a beaft. In the year 1765, the papers were filled with accounts of the depredations of a wild beait in France, chiefly in the Pays de Givaudan, in the province of Languedoc. 'This famous beat is the subject of the poem.'

We are much obliged to the courteous author for this information ; and if he had farther communicated to us what the drift of his ftory was, and the meaning of the various adventures into which this four-footed allegorical hero (we know not well what to call him) is plunged, he would have doubled the obligation. The notes afford but lindle allistance towards elucidating its general defignation ; and the veil of mystery, though now and then we get a transient glimpse, is too closely drawn for us absolutely to remove. From the manner, however, in which the lesser pocms are generally executed, for some are not deftitute of merit, we fufpect that it scarcely deserves any very severe application, or laborious researches. Trentham Park, a Poem, By William Ferny bough, A.B. 480.

Evans. We find here but little to praise or blame. The diction is sinooth and ealy; but we difcern no great itrength of mind zor vigour of fancy. Brother Tom to Brother Peter, or Peter paid in his own Pencre

svith the Articles of Partnership bersveen the Devil and Peter Pindar, Esq. An Historical Epifile. By a Moonraker. 410,

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35, Parsons.

We know not when we have read an attempt so violent, and vet so weak as this Episle. Brother Tom has caught the faq mily manner, or at least the worit part of it; but he forgor, when he aimed at resembling the descendant of the Theban bard, that wit, humour, shrewd reflections, and sarcastic remarks, were also necessary. He has not even tagged his verses with a rhyme. The terminati ns have frequently no apparent resemblance, and that of sound must be derived from a vítiated or an uncommon pronunciation.

Ode to Hope. 410. Is. Elliot and Kay. Poetic enthusiasm and expreffion are sometimes displayed in this Ode, but it is not, throughout, of an equal texture; andi perfpicuity, as well as elegance, is occasionally violated by the uncouthness of diệtion; not to mention the extreme diffo Dance of the rhymes, in one or iwo instances.

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The Garland; a Colle&tion of Poems. 41. 356d. Robfon.

Most of these pieces were printed in the Gentleman's Magazine, and appear to be the production of a juvenile bard, The Female's Meditation ; or common Cecurrences fpiritual fed, in

Verfe. By Hannah Wallis. 480..35. 6d. ferved. Ma-thews.

The wreiched effufions of one who seeins to have mistaken the enthufiasm of a Methodist for the infpiration of poetry.

...DR AM A TI.C., The English Tavern at Berlin, a Comedy, in Three Ads. Sto,

Is. 6d. Harlow. If this comedy was ever acted, the author chuses to conceal the circumstances and the crent: though a pleating fearimental trifle, it is not, we think, fufficiently full of incident for the Hage. The plot hangs on a well known story of the great Frederick's conveying some money secretly into his page's pocket, whom he found alleep, and whose mother, as he dir covered accidentally, was in great distress, It seems to have been originally written in German. Remarks on some of Shakspeare's Charaders, By the Au bor of

Observations on Modern Gardening, 25. Payne and Son.

These Reinarks are the production of Mr. Wheatly, who died in 1772. They are, in general, fuperficial and ill-found, (d, though not deftitute of ingenuity; and secm to have been inuch laboured by the author, Macbeth reconfidered. An Ejay, intended as an Ankver to Part

of the Remarks on fome of the Cbaraéters of Shakspeare. 8vo. 15. Egertons.

This Effay is intended as an answer to the pamphlet mentioned in the preceding article; and its character is nearly the same with that of the Remarks.

CONTROVERSIAL. Levi's Discourse to the Nation of the Jews. Sva. 35. 62.

Flexney, This author is furely not David Levi, the antagonist of Priestley, and the enemy of Chrittianity, for he is not only almolt, but + frequently altogether as we are. Indeed he differs in many other refpects from our former acquaintance, and his opinions are very seldom confiftent with Judaism. He does put, for instance, consider the present state of the Jews as a continuation of the Babylonish captivity; he thinks Herod rebuilt the Temple of Jerusalem, making a third Temple, which the Jews uniformly oppofe, &c. It is, however, dithcult to develope the author's real intention ; for, to an affected peculiarity of language, gross errors, either of the writer of printer, are added, and contribute to spread a veil over his motives and opinions to us impenetrable. The bulk of this volume, however, confifts of quotations from the Prophets and Evangelista,

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A new fuecinit and candid "Examination of Mr. David Levi's

Objeétions againf Jesus Christ, and the Gospel History: in bis Letters to Dr. Priejilry, by Philip David Krauter, D. D. Svo.

is. 6d. Dilly. Epplement to the Examination of Mr. Levi's Objections, in his "Letters to Dr. Priiftley. Occafoned by his grofs Misrepresentations of it, in bis Anfiers 10 Dr. Pricftley's Letters, Part II. By Philip David Krauter, D.D. 8vo.' 6d.

We have formerly noticed Mr. Levi's Answer to Dr. Priestley's Letters to the Jews; and the first of these works contains an answer to what Dr. Prielley had observed in the first of his Letters. In the Reply of Mr. Levi, he paid fome at tention to Dr. Kraurer, and to this Reply the Supplement al. judes. Our author anfuers with various success, and we should have seen, with some concern, Mr. Levi occasionally triumph, it we did not know that he was vulnerable on other grounds. To defend-weakly is always to betray a cause. A Letter to the Rev. Dr. While; containing, Remarks upon cer

tain Pafuges in the Notes subjoined to bis Bampton Lectures. By Pbilaleibes. 8vo. Isi Johnson.

Philalethes seems to have taken advantage of the present popularity of Dr. Whire's Sermons, to call the attention of the public to those parts of the notes which are hostile to Socivi. anism. From whole pen they proceeded, as he is not anxious to know, it is not incumbent on us to examine. It was faid, that the Socinians appeal to reason for their support : our author fhows that they appeal allo to Scripture. This, indeed, may be allowed without danger; but the controversy should be decided by the general tenour, the spirit, and tendency of the whole, nit by ielc& passages on either fide. By this means, we think, it will appear decidedly that Chrift was the Son of God, inferior to the Father only in his humiliating state. The end and design of this state ; and the fyftem cf some authors, refpc&ting the victim of divine juftice, it is unfair to press on Dr. White, as we do not recollect that he has employed it. Our author urges firongly the difficulties which attend the trinitarian system ; but it would be surprising that any thing re. vealed froin above, respecting circumftances of which our senses can take no cognis.nce, should be wholly comprehensive by reason, which can only judge of the relation of images supplied by the senses. Do we doubt of the existence of immaterial beings, because we can have no idea but of matter, which is impenetrable ? An Apology for the two Ordinances of Icfus Chrift; the Holy Communion, and Bap:ism. Seriously recommended to the Con.

, . fideration of the Prople called Quakers, By Robert Applegartb. 8vo. Richardson. Mr. Applegarth was formerly a Quaker, though neither

a Arictly nor properly did he deserve that name, for he was in

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