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dispositions of heart, we can be prepared for the felicities of a future
Upon the whole, the Essays before us have many marks of a fen. fible and devout mind; at the same lime they contain some fentiments which indicate a strong tincture of enthusiasm; and that the Writer had not been always accurate in forming his judgment upon subjects of religion.
Art. 10. Rules for bad Horsemen. Addressed to the Society for
the Encouragement of Arts, Sc. By Charles Thompson, Esq; J2mo. I s. 6d. Robson.
The Author of this piece pretends to no other merit, than that of defiring to establish common sense in the room of unexamined maxims, which generally mislead. The rules he lays down, and which appear very good ones, are not designed for those who ride well
, but for those only who are liable to difficulties and accidents, for want of common cautions ; and who know not, that by leaving a horse at fôme liberty, and avoiding to give him pain by a bad management of the bridle, he will
go better and more quietly than under a bad horseman, who lays all the weight of his arms on his horse's mouth, and by fit. ting awkwardly, not only becomes an uneasy burthen to himself and his horse, but rides in continual danger of a fall. -We recommend this little sensible tract, as one of those rare publications which are likely to be of some uje to the world.
Art. 11. An authentic Journal of the Siege of the Havanna,
By an Officer. To which is prefixed, a Plan, fhewing the
Art. 12. An authentic Account of the Reduction of the Havanna,
&c. &c. 8vo. is. 6d. Hinxman. Industry seems to have been here at her old work; alifted by the news.papers, and Salmon's Geographical Grammar. Art. 13. A Narrative of the most cruel and barbarous Treatment
of Miss Sarah Molloy, now in the Hospital of Incurables, in the City of Dublin; who was kept confined by her Parents, and starved in a shocking Marner, from the Year 1747, to January 1762 ;__with all the different Letters and Affilavits published on that Occasion. 8vo. 6d. Kearsly. This horrid tale has been fufficiently unfolded in the news. papers.
». Art. 14. An Account of the Guild-Merchant of Preston, &c.
With a List of the Nobility and Gentry who appeared at the Balls, &c. Sept. 1762. 8vo. Is. Stuart.
This folemnity seems to be somewhat like that of riding the Franchises in Dublin, but less frequently celebrated, and of longer continuance. The Preston-Guild is observed once in every twenty years, and lasts two weeks; the Dublin Franchises return every three years, but continue only one day. This pamphlet affords but a very flight account of the Lancashire festival, and was sufficiently anticipated by the news papers.
POETICAL. Art. 15. The Ghoft. By C. Churchill. Book III.* 4to.
2 s. Flexney. Poetry, wit, humour, ridicule, satire, -ill-nature, gross abuse, and low fcurrility, are the characteristics of the digresive, incoherent production now before us; which may not improperly be termed a kind of Tristram Shandy in verse.
This undisciplined, irregular Bard, this Pandour in Poetry, may, at the rambling rate in which he has hitherto proceeded, extend his no plan to the compass of the Iliad, and give us as many books on the Imposture of Cock-lane, as Homer employed to sing the dire effects of the wrath of Achilles.
With a flight alteration, and some latitude, the following lines, from the latter part of the present performancet, may be applied to the ingenious Author himself,
Here Coll's rough ungovern'd soul,
The honours of the vulgar tongue. • For the first and second Books (in one publication) fee Reviews, vol. XXVI. p. 313.,
+ Alluding to the Naiads of Billing /gate. Art. 16. Ode to the Right Hon. William Pitt, Esq; By Wil.
liam Wales. Folio. Is. Kearsly. A pompous nothing.
Religious and CONTROVERSIAż. Art. 17. Remarks on Dr. Chandler's Original and Reason of the
Inftitution of the Sabbath. By the Author of Religio Statica. 8vo. 6d. Hinxman.
We fhall give our account of this little pamphlet in the Author's own words, taken from his preface; in which he is as clear as in almost any other part of his work.
“ My opinion is, 'that the Sabbath was“ at first fanctified by the creation of Adam on the seventh day, and not on the sixth, as is generally supposed, and that the morality or immorality of time depends wholly upon the action, or thing done, by a moral agent, in any given space or point of time.";
If the Reader does not see clearly, from this Passage, what our Author intends, we cannot help it; and shall be obliged to say of him as he says of Dr. Chandler, Norw I have got him, biwilt keep him if I can. Here we bave him again ;--but, frange as it is, there is no holding bim-hi immediately flies off Art 18. Sermons on various Subjects: With an Hymn, adapted to
each Subject. Designed to allif the Devotions of the Family and Closet, By Thomas Gibbons, M. A.“ 8vo. 45. Boards. Field, &c.
“ To preach grace practically, and duty evangelically, says Mr. Gibbons in his preface, according to the example of the apostles and first minifters of the Word, is, I trust, my governing aim in all my miniftrations; and perhaps there is scarcely a single fermon I ever de livered, but what has contained an union of privilege and precept, of faith and practice.
According to this model are formed the Discourses here offered to the public view; and whoever peruses them, will find that I have neither omitted the great and glorious doctrines of christianity, nor been negligent in the improvement of them, for the moit valuable important purposes of an holy tempèr and conduct in the hearts and lives of their professors, faith as the seed, and holiness as the fruit, I find united in the sacred writings ; and a prevailing regard to borh will, I think, evidently appear through the several pages of this volume."
To this account, which the Author himself gives of his fermons, we need only add, that they are plain and practical discourses; and that a spirit of seriousness and piety: breathes through the whole of them,
Art. 19. Annotations on a Sermon preached before the University
of Oxford, on Sunday June 7, 1761, by George Horne, B. D. Fellow of Magdalen-College, and published at the Request of Mr. Vice-Chancellor. 8vo. IS. Fuller,
Mr. Horne says, that works wrought thro' faith are a necessary condition of our justification ; this Annotator tell us, that if works are conditions of the Gospel Covenant, it is no Gospel at all, we are fill undone, farewel Salvation! no Sinner will ever en:er into life.--Farewell ANNOTATOR!
- Art: 20. A Treatise concerning religious Affections. By the late
Rev. Jonathan Edwards, A. M. and President of the College of New Jersey. 12mo. 25. 6d. bound. Field,
The design of this treatise is, to fhew what are the distinguishing fagns of truly gracious and holy affections ; and what are not so. The design is useful ; in many respects it is well executed; it would have been much more so, had there been less mysticism, and a greater attention to that plain, but substantial, maxim of our Saviour in the Gospel, by their fruits je skall know them. Art. 21. A Dissertation on Daniel's Prophecy of the Seventy
Weeks. By Richard Parry, D. D. Author of the Defence of the Bishop of London *. 8vo. 1s. Whifton.
We have some learned and ingenious conjectures in this performance; which having been published a considerable time, tho' it did not happen to fall in our way till very lately, it may. therefore be now thought too late for us to enlarge upon it; otherwise it is not unworthy our more particular notice.
See Review, vol. XXIII. page 256.
SINGLE SERMON S.
HE Believers Triumph; or the Sting of Death taken away.
On the death of Mr. Joshua Reyner, and published for the encouragement of weak and tempted Christians. By R. Ellio, A. P. formerly of Bennet college, Cambridge. Dilly.
2 Good Men dismissed in Peace -On the death of the late Rev. David Jennings, D.D. Sept. 26, 1762. By Samuel Morton Savage. To which is added, an Oration at his interment; by William Ford, Junr. Buckland, &c.
3. The Wisdom and Goodness of God in the Vegetable Creation farther * confidered -at St. Ann's, Black Friars, Oa. 2d, 1762, before the Company of Apothecaries. By William Dodd, M. A. Chap lain to the Bithop of St. Davids. Bristow.
* This is the Author's third Sermon on the subject.
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For NOVEMBER, 1762.
Medical Commentaries, Part I. Containing a plain and direct
Answer to Profeffor Monro, Junior. Interjpersed with Remarks on the Structure, Functions, and Diseases of several Parts of the human Body. By William Hunter, M. D. 4to. 45. fewed. Millar.
HOUGH we have feldom entered deeply into the con
troversies of Physicians or Anatomists, yet, as there appears in these Commentaries fomething so decisive of a former anatomical dispute, (which we had curforily reviewed) between our present Author and another Gentleman, of the same profession, we think we shall need no apology to our medical Readers, for presenting them 'a brief summary of this sensible and well-digested performance, which seems, to us, to preclude all farther pertinent debate on the subject. The two principal points, the discovery or property of which are litigated between Dr. Hunter and Dr, Alexander Monro, junior, (whose father became, in some mcasure, a party in the dispute, by a Letter, re-printed in these Commentaries) regard the prior injection of the Epididyonis, and of the convoluted Tubuli of the Teltis with mercury; and of the prior discovery of the lymphatic velleis being a system of absorbing ones: with the publishing, not the printing, of that discovery.
After a concise Introduction, Dr. Hunter afferts, and confirms his aflertion by fix reputable witnesses, that in his autumn Lectures, 1752, he produced a preparation of the human Testis, in which he had compleatly filled the Epididyonis and the tubes composing the body of the Teftis with mercury, VOL. XXVII.