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Art. 35. A plain and serious Exhortation to Prisoners, both Debters
and Criminals. 12mo. 3 d. Rivington. 1775. Concise and we'l calculated for the purpose ; save that the Writer takes for granted that every debtor is fraudulent as well as ex. travagant, when many an unfortunate man may be deprived of his liberty, without being either the one or the other. Art. 36. Historic Proof of the Do&trinai Calvinism of the Church
of England. Including, among other Particulars, I. A brief Ac
count of some eminent Persons, famous for their Adoption of that · System, both before and since the Reformation ; more especially of
our English Reformers, Martyrs, Prelates, and Universities; with Specimens of their Teftimonies. II. An incidental Review of the Rile and Progress of Arminianism in England, under the Patron. age of Archbishop Laud. By Auguftus Toplady, A. B. 8vo. 2 Vols. 103. Boards. Keith. 1774.
This learned scolding Author is a Top-Calvinist, and is outra. geously solicitous to cure us all of a spiritual malady, called Armi. nianism, or (which he la s is the right name) Van Harminism - He might be more ufefully employed if he could care the rheumatism, which, at this moment, vexes the writer of the prefent article more than all the ijms that the two Doctors ever squabb.ed about.
AFFAIRS of the EAST-INDIA COMPANY. Art. 37. Proceedings of the Governor and Council at Fort William, • refpecting the Administration of Justice among the Natives in · Bengal. 8vo 2 s. 6d. Almon. 1774.
In Mr. Verelit's “ Rise, Progress, and Present State of the English Governmenr in Bengal" that gentleman offered some very convincing reasons againit forcing on the natives there, a system of foreign laws, to the principles of which they were wholly strangers; and which muft operate to produce distraction instead of justice, peace, and good government. It is therefore with sensible pleasure we find his ideas adopted by his successor in that prehdency; and that instead of imposing English laws on Afiatics, proper measures are taken to refo'm and secure the due operation of their own. For as Mr. Haft. irgs writes from thence the people of this country do not require our aid to furnish them with a rule for their conduct, or a ftandard for their property. This is a curious tract, and may be considered as a proper supplement to Mr. Verelft's valuable performance. T
MISCELLANEOUS Art. 38. A circumstantial Account of the enfuing [now half] Re
gatia; with an Introduction, including a Description of a Venetian Regatta, and a Recommendation of fimilar Patriotic Exhibitions in this Country. &vo. is. Bew.
· The word Regatta,' says the Author, ' fignifies a struggle for the maflery * When any foreign prince, or nobleman of distinction, wifits Venice, it is customary to entertain them with a regatta, or
duing match on the Grand Canal.' The Author describes one of these Venetiap water races on the authority, as he assures us, of a
* Keysler thinks the word regatta is derived from the Aurigatio, os chariot-races of the Circenfian games,
spectator : fpe&ator:-we think we have seen the same account in some modera book of travels. We agree with this author in applauding such public recreations and amusements as have a tendency to excite in the people a manly emulation, and ftruggle for excellence, in those arts and exercises which 'equally serve to invigorate their bodies and their minds. Art. 39. Mr. Daniel Perreau's Narrative of his unhappy Cafe,
Wherein every Transaction between Mrs. Rudd, his Brocher, and himself, from the commencement of Mr. Daniel Perreau's Con- . nection with Mrs. Rudd, until the Time of his Trial, is most truly and candidly laid before the Public; together with his Defence. Published by HIMSELF. 8vo. 2 s. Evans, Strand.
It is needless to say more of this publication, than that it is ge. nuine, and affords a memorable instance of the fatal effects of improper and imprudent connexions. Art. 40. Additions to Lord Lyttelton's Works: being two Erays
from Common Sense, and two Poeins. 4to. Is. Dodney.
The subjects of the two papers now reprinted from the noted Weekly Eisayist, entitled Common Senfe, who figured in the political world about thirty years ago, are the praises of Glover's Leonidas, and the mischiefs of a standing army. The poems are, the well-known pro. logue to Thomson's Coriolanus, and the epilogue to Lillo's Elmeric, Ari, 41. The Gentleman and Lady's Companion in the Garden;' or
a Calendar, pointing out what ihould be done every Month, ia the Green-house, Flower, Fruit, and Kitchen-garden. Minikin.
is. Bell, · This very little compendium, of four inches by three, is extremely well calculated for a little Matter or Miss's gardening book: and if the young gentleman or lady have a turn for such innocent and whole. fome amusement, they may find this companion a uteful one ; as the sules here compressed together, are all warranted by the writers of the more voluminous Calendars. Art. 42. A View of the prinsipal Towns, Seats, Antiquities, and
other remarkable Particulars in Dorjet. Compiled from Mr. Hutchins's History of that County. 4to. 2 s. od. 'No Bookfeller's Name.
This appears to be so pitiful a transcript of a few particulars from Mr. Hutchins' work, that we worder not at the bookseller's being *ashamed to print his name at the bottom of the title. Art. 43. A Gentleman's Tour through Aloumouthshire and
Wales, in June and July, 1774. 8vo. 2 s. 6 d. Evans.
Although anonymous, ihis Tour is unquestionably genuine; it is said to be the work of a Mr. Wynne, of Saliibury.
The Author professes that he had no other view in the publication of this Tour, 'than a delire of inducing his countrymen to confider • Wales as an object worthy attention.'
He ob'erves, that the romantic beauties of nature are so fingular · and extravagant, in the principality, particularly in the counties of
Of which, see our account Rev, for January lait.
Merioneth and Caernarvon, that they are scarcely to be conceived by those who have confined their curiosity to the other parts of Great Britain.'
• Notwithstanding this,' he adds, the Welsh tour has been hi therto strangely neglected; for, while the English roads are crowded with travelling parties of pleasure, the Welih are so rarely viated, that the author did not meet with a fingle party, during his úx week's journey through Wales.' . This he accounts for, “from the general prejudice which prevails, that the Welsh roads are impracticable, the inns intolerable, and the people insolent and brurilh.'
Mr. Wynne had the pleasure to find that this character of the roads, and inns, and inhabitants of Wales, was not true. On the contrary, he assures the Reader, that in the low level countries, the turnpikes are excellent ; that the mountainous roads are, in most parts, as good as the nature of the country will admit; that the inds (with a few exceptions) are comfortable, and that the people are uni. versally civil and obliging.'
This testimony, we are persuaded, is very just ; the poor people in Wales are remarkably modeft and humble ; and travellers may al. ways purchase their best services in return for the smallest proofs of generosity * ; but this is the case in all poor countries.
As Mr. W. had not visited, by any means, the greatest part of the principality, the Engliih reader who is totaily unacquainted with Wales, will gain but an imperfect knowledge of the country, and of what is worthy of observation in it, from the perusal of this book; which is rather a superficial, though a well-intended, performance.
She Author, indeed, expresses his 'segret that he did not make his Tour more complete ;' being, it seems, ‘now convinced that he omitted to see many places, as well in the principality as in Mon. mouthshire, which would have richly repaid his curionty.' His apology for this, is drawn from the little intelligence he could learn from former publications, and the triling assistance he could obtain from the natives.'
In what Mr. W. bas published, however, the curious reader will find considerable entertainment. He appears to be an intelligent ob. server, and by no means devoid of taste; nor is his manner of writ. ing deftitute of vivaoity. Art. 44. The Happy Life: Or the Contented Man. With re.
flections on divers moral subjects. A new translation from the French of M. de Vernage, D. D. canon of the royal church of St. Quintin. 12mo, 3 s. Hinton.
A collection of pious precepts and refle&tions which afford little occasion of remark, excepting it be that many of them rather tend to quietism than to inculcate active virtue. We do not recollect any for mer translation of the work.
* We are therefore at a loss to conceive whence the prejudice against them, which Mr. W. mentions, could arise.
Art. 45. An Apology for Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, Editor of the
Earl of Chetterfield's Letters, &c. By an Amateur du Bon Ton. 8vo. 1S. 6 d. Evans, &c.
Ironical. Mrs. Stanhope is here feverely, but not illiberally, cenfured, for giving to the world a System of Education, of the most pernicious tendency. The pamphlet abounds with just ftri&tures ; and has by no means that catchpenny appearance which marks the ge. nerality of our literary mushrooms.
ARTs and MANUFACTURE S. Art. 46. The Art of Tanning and Currying Leather ; with an
account of all the different processes made use of in Europe and Alia for dying leather red and yellow. Collected and published at the expence of the Dablin society. To which are added Mr. Phillipo's method of dying the Turkey leather, as approved of by the Society for the encouragement of Arts, &c. and for which he had a reward of one hundred pounds, and their gold medal for the fecret. 12mo 28 6 d. sewed. Nourse. 1774.
This work, as the Editor informs us, has been published by the direction, and at the expence of the Dablin Society, with a view to recover from its declining itate, the leather manufacture of Ireland. To answer the laudable intention of the fociety, by giving every pomble information to the Irish artist, the Editor has collected and arranged, the various methods practised in different countries, in the several branches treated of; and has mentioned a great number of articles used in tanning as fubftitutes for oak bark. But after all the methods and experiments which have been tried, we do not find that any country can produce leather equal to that manufactured in this kingdom.--Happy in the acquisition of every new article of commerce, we have particular pleasure in informing our Readers, that the ingenious art of making and dying Morocco leather, which, but a few years since, was entirely carried on abroad, is now established and brought to great perfection in this country : for which the pub. lic is particularly obliged to Mr. Blake of Chiswick.
N O V E L. Art. 47. The Adventures of a Corkscrew; in which, under the
pleasing method of a Romance, the vices, follies, and manners of the present age, are exhibited and satirically delineated. In. terspersed with itriking anecdotes, characters, and actions, of perfons in real life; all drawn to promote virtue, expose vice, and laugh folly out of countenance, 12 mo. 35. Bell.
This corkscrew is made of bad metal, ill tempered, and of coarse manufacture.
S E R M O N S. 1. Concio ad Clerum habita Cantabrigiæ in Ecclef. S. Mariæ die via
cefimo octavo Jun, 1774. A Sermon to the Clergy; at St. Mary, Cambridge, June 28, 1774. By William Gould, R. S. S. Rector of Stapleford Abbots, Essex. 4to. 6 d. Beecroft.
This discourse was delivered at the time of conferring the degree of Doctor in Divinity: We do not find that it has any peculiar reference to the clergy, but it may be usefully considered by them or any other perfons. The subject of it is the celebrated prediction of the re. ftoration of the Jewish city and temple by Cyrus: The immediate text is Ifaiah xliv. 28. That faith of Cyrus, He is my fhepherd, and Toall perform all my pleasure, even saying to Jerufalem. Tbou fait be built; and to the Temple, Thy foundation shall be laid. The aim of the preacher is to illuftrate the ieveral parts, and manifeft the accome plifhment of this prophecy, which so expressly points out Cyrus, and decrees him to a particular and remarkable office, according to the computation of all chronologers, at least one hundred years before he was born. These objects are very properly attended to in the present discourse, and all persons, Jews and Gentiles, believers and anbelievers, are called to fee, and know, and understand that the hand of the Lord hath done it, and the Holy One of Ifrael creo ated it. Let us who believe, adds this Writer, rejoice, and trie umphantly exclaim, that we have a sure word of prophecy, one invincible argument at least to confirm our faith in the holy scriptures. H. II. Concio ad Clerum in Synodo Provinciali Cantuarienfis Provincia, ad
D. Pauli, die xx°. Januarii, A. D. MDCCLXXV, SC. A Sermon preached to the Clergy in the Provincial synod of Canterbury, by John Butler, LL. D. Archdeacon of Surry, Chaplain to the king. To which is added a short oration. 4to. is. Dodsley. We have read this performance with pleasure, particularly on ac. count of its charitable and chritian spirit. The Preacher has not neglected the opportunity, in the close of his discourse, of briefiy extolling the Church of England; but it is done with moderation and candor, and we have no reason from bis Sermon to suppose that, when under certain restrictions, he wishes for its permanent security and prosperity, he is insensible that some alterations in its form and orders would be so far from injuring its safety, that they would code tribute greatly to its glory.
The text of this discourse is Acts v. 38, 39. If this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought; but if it be of God, ye cannet overthrow it, left ha; ly ye be found even to fight against God: Which our Author regards as almost a prophetic account of what hath fince happened ; the remarkable propagation and establishment of Chriftianity, notwistanding all the oppofirion made to it by the powers of the world. In the progress of his Sermon, our Preacher takes particular notice of the present state of the Jesuits, as illustrating the first part of his text.
The Mort oration annexed to the Sermon was exhibited on the , presentation of Dr. Milles, prolocutor to the lower house of con
vocation, to the higher house; and here a stroke is aimed at the pe.
Sermon at Little Ayliffe itreet, Goodman's fields, Feb. 22, 1775,