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Evidences of the Christian Religion-Leslie's Short Method with the Deists-Leland's View of Deistical Writers—CAMPBELL on Miracles-Hall's Sermon on Infidelity-FULLER's Gospel its own Witness Wilberforce's Practical View—WATSON'S Apology for the Bible - HORNE's Letters on Infidelity–HALYBURTON's Natural Religion insufficient-Porteus's Charge to his Clergy, 1794-Summary of the Evidences of Christianity, by Ditto-Bogue on the New Testament-Sermons at Boyle's Lecture-Dick on the Inspiration of the Scriptures—Calamy and Bennett on Inspiration-Dr. STENNETT on the Authority and Use of Scripture - PABRY's Enquiry into the Nature and Extent of the Inspiration of the Apostles — Brown's Natural and Revealed Religion-STILLINGFLEET's Origines Sacræ-SMALLBONES on Miracies-Delany's Revelation Examined—Archbishop CAMPBell on Revelation-Leland's Necessity of Revelation-West or the Resurrection -LITTLETON on the Conversion of St. Paul-Scott's Force of TruthReplies to Paine's Age of Reason, by T. Williams, Thomson, Scott, &c. &c. &c.

REVIEWS OF THE LAST MONTH.

"THE QUARTERLY Review commences with GREGOIRE's Histoire des Sectes Religieuses, and remarks, * This work is characteristic of its author: it bears ample proofs of his frankness and benevolence, as well as of his inconsistency and enormous prejudices, political and religious, of his weak judgment and warm heart.' WHATELY's Bampton Lectures on Party Feelings in Matters of Religion. Of these Lectures the Reviewers say, 'They shew little of metaphysical research, and the marks of learning appear only incidentally; but we have seldom met with a book more distinguished for soundness of judgment, for accuracy and closeness of thought, for knowledge of human nature, and for manly candour and liberality of feeling.' The Quarterly Reviewers approve of this work in almost every particular, but they do not like that part in which the author, in perfect consistency with his Christian and ministerial character, recommends ó a spirit of conciliation in our conduct towards dissenters : they think he goes too far. • Certainly,' they say, 'we would not treat dissenters with any degree of harshness, or abridge their civil rights; but there are many instances in which we think it by no means inexpedient quietly to seek to influence them by secular motives to appeal, in short, to their self-interest!' Worthy advocates of the Church! Is it in this way ye would enlarge its border, and purchase the souls of men ? Ye remind us of a zealous papist, who one day presen's d a purse of gold to a person, whom we well know, and said, 'I will give you this, and do yet more for you, if you will be of my religion:' to which the protestant replied, “No–I cannot now on any account consent to your proposal, for it is clear that my religion is the better of the two, since you not only offer me yours in exchange, but would also give me a purse of gold into the bargain.' Would not the conduct of the reviewers, if adopted, lead the dissenters to draw the same triumphant conclusion, with regard to the Establishment? and the practice which they recommend, to deal only, or chiefly, with persons of our own denomination, on the ground, that many do it, is beneath the dignity of men and Christians.-Nuptiæ Sacre; or, an Inquiry into the Scriptural Doctrine of Marriage and Divorce: and TEBBS’s Essay on the Scripture Doctrines of Adultery and Divorce ; and on the Criminal Character and Punishment of Adultery, by the Ancient Laws of England and other countries, a prize Essay, which gained the premium of fifty pounds in 1821, offered by the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, in the diocese of St. David, are reviewed under one head. These articles, especially the latter, are noticed, to enable the reviewers to assail the above Christian Knowledge Society, which has hitherto elicited some valuable productions; and another meritorious institution, “The Royal Society of Literature, under the Patronage of the King, both originating in that most estimable and worthy prelate, the Bishop of St. David's. The best patrons of literature are said to be The Public, Messrs. Murray, Cadell, and Longman. No doubt all have their merits, but all have, probably, at times, left merit to languish, and the plan of the society embraces meritorious

objects which neither would encourage. As for favouritism, we fear that it creeps too much into every literary work, and that the Quarterly Reviewers are not free from it, hence we should always expect from them some censures on Lord Byron, whatever might be the quality of his work, and the highest praise bestowed on the Poet Laureat. We also doubt whether the public, and those eminent publishers named, have always done justice to merit, for many an author's worth has never been discovered till after he was dead! and had it not been for the munificence of the late King, even Johnson would have died little better than a beggar! Mr. Tebbs is accused of borrowing his work from the former publication, and the society of foolishly bestowing their reward.

THE MONTHLY Review, in noticing REFORMATION, 3 vols. 12mo. says, “Mrs. Hannah More's novel of Colebs' may be charged with having led the fashion of religious romances, and condemns the “union of light and serious subjects, accusing this work of containing extravagant love scenes, romantic sentiments, and pious reflections, jumbled together in mawkish admixture. We have not read the work, but are almost induced so to do, because we generally conceive an article to be something good on religion, when the Monthly Review is very angry with it.—Maxwell's Translation of Hutchinson's Principles of Philosophy is glanced at with a degree of ridicule, and the review does not bear the marks of candour.-CURIA OXONI, ENSIS: Observations on the Statutes for the Vice

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Chancellor's Court, at Oxford. From these it appears that the University is in the habit of exercising a power most insulting to Englishmen- that of searching their houses, to see if any students are in bad company, and that under this authority great injuries have been done, even to virtuous individuals, by the conduct of the Proctors. Two respectable young females were taken up, and imprisoned a whole night, without fire and candle, having been suspected of answering some gownsmen, who were also suspected of speaking to them in the streets; and some of these gentlemen having run through a shop and escaped by a garden, even the sick chamber of a lady was violated to search for them, though the Proctors were told by what way they escaped! Thus the characters of the most innocent females are exposed to suspicion, and the dwellings of Englishmen, whose houses are their castles, liable to nocturnal and indecent visits, and they have no redress --for the cause can only be tried in the Vice Chancellor's Court, where great expenses may be incurred, and the offenders may be the Judges !!!-- The Rural Walks of Cowper, displayed in a Series of Vieus, near Olney, Bucks: representing the Scenery exemplified in his Poems: with descriptive Sketches, and a Memoir of the Poet's Life. Fifteen pleasing engravings decorate this little volume, explained by letter-press, of various, but not transcendant merit. It is, however, a very soothing and pleasing sort of reminiscence of Cowper, and must be truly delightful to his intimate friends, and enthusiastic admirers.' THE ECLECTIC Review notices JOYCE on Love to God. The Reviewers say, 'we have read this volume with very high satisfaction.' The treatise is of a more philosophical character than may, perhaps, suit the taste, or intellectual habits of the generality of religious readers. The style, however, is extremely lucid, while the sentiments are free from any obscenity; and not the least recommendation of the work is, that its spirit is higbly devotional. We speak not altogether as critics when we say, that we have not read it without advantage to our own minds; and we are sure that the fault will lie with the reader who is not bettered by the perusal,' --Of MONTGOMERY's Songs of Zion, the Reviewers say, the execution is not, of course, in every instance equally successful ; but, as a whole, the volume will be a highly acceptable addition to our sacred literature.The Village Lecturer is thus commended; — If remarkable simplicity of style, uniform adherence to scriptural sentiment, impressive though familiar imagery, a becoming regard to principles of sound taste, pointed appeal to the conscience, the total absence of all technical theology, and withal running, enlightened exposition of the sacred oracles if these be the highest qualities of discourses intended chiefly for the benefit of the labouring classes of the community, the Village Lecturer' may be safely ranked with the first compositions of its kind.'-BURper's Oriental Literature is the next article. "Most of the important voyages and travels, published since the appearance of the Oriental Customs,' have been consulted and made use of; and the author has also availed himself of much original matter introduced by Professor Rosenmüller into a German translation of that work. Upon the whole, this second collection does no small credit to Mr. Burder’s diligence and extent of information. The Reviewers object to many of the notes from Rosenmüller, and think commentators too often mistake mere coincidence or apparent resemblance in Pagan customs for scriptural illustrations. Identifying places in the Holy Land is also reprobated as encouraging silly legends, and a few passages are objected to on the score of delicacy.-Dr. Pye Smith's Sermon on the Means of obtaining Satisfaction with regard to the Truth of Religious Sentiments, is considered as too good for an ephemeral publication. It forms a most useful tract to be put into the hands of every student on his entrance upon theological enquiries.-GLEN's Journal of a Tour from Astrachan to Karass, 'cannot fail to ex

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