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149 Unknown to grandeur, and unknown to * rial Cæsarean Society of Natural History fame;
at Moscow; and of the Dutch Society of No midstrel boasting to advance thy name: Sciences at Haarlem; Author of " Ser. Unletter'd spot ! unheard in poet's song; mons on the Epistles and Gospels, &c.” Where bustling labour drives the hours and of “ Church of England Principles along;
opposed to the New Light, &c;" and EdiWhere dawning genius never inet the day; tor of “ The English Diatessaron, &c.” Where useless ignorance slumbers life In two volumes. 12mo. pp. 176. 218. away ;
Longman & Co. Unknown nor heeded, where, low genius
IN the progress of our literary latries Above the vulgar and the vain to rise.
bours, we have so frequently had the
satisfaction of paying the justice to " Mysterious Fate! who can on thee depend?
[eod : Mr. Warner, which he so well de Thou opes the hour, but hides its doubtful serves, for his industry, his abilities, In Fancy's view the joys have long ap
and bis zealous endeavours to 'suppear'd
[cheerd; port the best interests of the EstaWhere the glad heart by laughing plenty's blished Church, and we are sorry to And Fancy's eyes oft, as vainly, fill; perceive that the present publication At first but doubtful, and as doubtful still,
is likely to be his last : So little birds, in winter's frost and snow,
“Though most of the trifles," he says, Doom'd like to me, want's keener frost to "contained in these volumes, have already know;
appeared in print, yet their previous pubSearching for food and better life,' in vain,
lication can scarcely be predicated; since Each hopeful track the yielding snows
the limited circulation of a work confined retain ;
to a few subscribers, precluded the exFirst on the ground each fairy dream pur. tensive diffusion of some of them ; and
[view, others were contributions to a local peThough sought in vain ; yet bent on higher riodical publication, of short duration, and Still chirp, and hope, and wipe each glossy very contracted sale. Recommended by bill;
no depth of thought, and little novelty of And undiscourag'd, undishearten'd still,
remark, they may, possibly, be considered Hop on the snow.cloth'd bough, and chirp
as hardly worth this endeavour to press again,
them into wider notice; but something, Heedless of naked shade and frozen plain: perhaps, will be allowed to the partiality Till, like to me, these victims of the blast,
of an Author, who (claiming for them the Each foolish, fruitless wish resigo'd at last, praise neither of genius nor learning) is Are glad to seek the place from whence
still willing to faiter himself that they they weut,
may not be unuseful to the best interests And put up with distress, and be content."
of religion and morality. At all events, From the more recent productions the offeuce of this publication (if an offence we select a “ Sonnet to Religion.”
it be) will, it is hoped, find pardon,
from the declaration which accompanies “ Thou sacred light, that right from wrong
it, that it is a valedictory one: discerns ;
(on earth; Thou safeguard of the soul, that heaven
• Hic cestus artemque repono' Thou undervaluer of the world's concerns, I now leave the field to abler men; and
Thou disregarder of irs joys and mirth; sball quit it contented and grateful, if, in Thou only home the housele:8 wanderers the estimation of an indulgent Publick, I have ;
[are borne ; may be numbered among the least of Thou prop by which the pilgrim's woes thuse writers who (to use the language of Thou solace of the lonely hermit's cave, one of the brightest ornaments of English That beds him down to rest on fate's literature) have given ' confidence to sharp thorn;
virtue.'» Thou only hope to sorrow's bosom given;
To this affecting prefatorg address Thou voice of mercy when the weary
we shall only add, that there is not a call;.
(ven ; Thou faith extending to thy home in hea: single article in these volumes which
does not add to the fair fame Mr. Thou peace, thou rest, thou comfort, all in all;
Warner has so long acquired. O sovereigo good! on thee all hopes de The subjects of the different Essays pend,
are these : Till thy grand source unfolds its realizing « On the Decay and Loss of Intellect;
a Letter to
-, juó. esq. On the 24. Miscellanies : By the Rev. Richard Admiration of Talent and Learning, un
Warner, Rector of Great Chatfeld, associated with Piety and Virtue: a LetWills; Honorary Member of the Impe ter to the same.-The Sceptic Reclaimed.
[Feb. -Reason and Insanity: a Letter from a derate ; but that his M-y's answer was : Gentleman under Derangement. -- An AC manly, frank, and noble.” count of Monsieur Hamard, a French Emi. “The religious principles of the late grant; in a Letter to the Editors of Charles Fox bave been frequently called
- The Compilation of the Book of in question, but without sufficient founda., Common Prayer ; an Historical Sketch. - tion; originating probably with free thinko The Story-Teller, with Anecdotes.-The ers, who were desirous of sanctioning their Jokes of Hierocles: translated from the own infidelity, by enlisting so superior a Greek.-A Biographical Sketch of the late mind in their cause; or with political eneRev. William Gilpin, Vicar of Boldre." mies, who thought to give the coup de
The last of these Essays, enriched grace to his reputation, by stamping his as it is by various interesting Letters
character with infidelity. His partiality by Mr. Gilpin, is a Biographical avidity, proves, at least, that he had a taste
for Paley's writings, which he read with article of great intrinsic value. From the “Story Teller,” a good To this favourable symptom of the turn of
for arguments in favour of Christianity. collection of original anecdotes, a his mind to subjects and discussions corfew of the shortest shall be selected :
roborative of our holy faith, may be added “ During the progress of the repeal of
an article of his practice, which he comthe Stamp Act, it was said by Lord Bute,
municated to a coufidential friend ; that, and his friends, that the K-, was against bed, whether early or late, under the in
from early infancy, whenever he went to the repeal. Lord Rockingham asserted that his Mey had given bis full ap
fluence of wine, or in bis sober senses, he probation. This Lord Sirange denied: on
never omitted saying the Lord's Prayer.” which Lord Rockingham said, “it is ne. " When Sir Job Sinclair moved in the cessary, then, that we should request an House of Commons, in the year 1795, for audience, that we may be clearly inform. a reward of 10001. to be granted to Mr. ed what his M -y's real sentiments are Elkington, whom he stated to be the best upon the subject. The two noblemen, ac artist for draining the country; Mr. Jekyll, cordingly, applied for an audience, and who sat next to him, whispered in' his ear, were admitted to the royal closet. When you forget the King of Prussia, and the they came out, Lord Rockingham remark Emperor of Germany ; who have shewu ed, you now see I am authorised to say, themselves infinitely more successful arthat his M -y approves of the measure. tists for draining the country, and have • No,' replied Lord Strange, I do not see already been much better paid for it.” that by any means; though his Mhas expressed his approbation, I do not 25. America, and the British Colonies : know that you are authorised to say so.' an Abstract of all the most useful Infor:
Nay, then,' cried Lord R. 'we must go mation, relative to the United States of in again.' They returned immediately to America, and the British Colonies of Cathe K—, and Lord R. informed his M-y nada, the Cape of Good Hope, New of the doubts entertained by Lord Sirange; South Wales, and Van Diemen's Island, and requested permission to take down
exhibiting at one view the comparative Ad. bis M -y's words in writing. Having vantages and Disadvantages each Country obtained leave, he wrote the following offers for Emigration, &c. By William sentence: • His M-y has declared his Kingdom, jun. 8vo. pp. 360. Whittaker. approbation of the Stamp Act.' The K-8 26. Observations on Emigration to the having read the lines, instantly took the
United States of America; illustrated pen, and wrote under them these words :
by original Facts. By William Savage. • When I said this, the conversation turn.
Buo. pp. 66. Sherwood and Co. ed only on the enforcement, or the repeal. No modification was then suggested.'»
THE vain idea of substituting • When Mr. Fox was in the ministry
commerce and poor-rates, as remeduring the American war, and a plenipo. dies for growing population, instead tentiary had been appointed to the Ame of increase of territory, are the rican States, Fox asked the K-& if it leading causes of our present diswould be agreeable to him to receive an tress. The rush of males into effe. American Minister in return. His M-y mioate trades, as weaving, &c. has made a just and proper answer, specificale augmented the evil, by confioiog co. ly adapted to the unfortunate situation of lonization to the able-bodied aud public affairs. •Mr. Fox, the phrase of valuable inhabitants, weavers having your question rather surprises me. It cannot be agreeable to me; but I can, and
no employment in America (King, I do, agree to it.' Fox himself related this dom, p. 53), and the settlers in Upanecdote to the late David Hartley, ac
per Canada, being chiefly Scotch and knowledging, that his own phrase agree. Irish, because at home they had not able was indeed unsuitable and inconsi the resource of poor's rates. In short,
It appears that «
money sunk in retain, by means of the wives earn
South Wales and Van Diemen's islaod, ings, a most valuable agricultural will in the course of tbree peasantry, and yet see the excess of itself, besides paying an interest of
years the population relieve itself by seasovable, enriching, and voluotary emi
75 per cent." Id. p. 282.
At Van Diemen's island, gration. It did so during the union of Great Britain and America ; and “ Large tracts of land, perfectly free if, io every infant colony, one emi from timber, or underwood, and covered
with the most luxuriant herbage, are to grant seitler employs three at home, it is plaio that reform here is indis. ticularly in the environs of Port Dal.
be found in all directions, but more parpensable, in the wise sense of the word, rymple. This sort of land is invariably not that of factious and mischievous
of the very best description, and millions jargon, i. e. breaking things to pieces of acres still remain unappropriated, which instead of repairiog them. That such are capable of being instantly converted, is the case, appears plain from a
to all the purposes of husbandry. There comparison of the state of population the colonist bas no expense to incur in in England with that of infant coun. clearing his farm ; he is not compelled to tries. · On the banks of the Ohio, the a great preliminary outlay of capital population is only one to one and a half before he can expect a considerable resquare miles, or 960 acres, but in
turn: he has only to set fire to the grass, Eogland, upon the same quantity of
to prepare his land for the immediate re. ground, 192 persons, in Lancashire but possess a good team of horses, or
ception of the plough-share ; so that if he 400 (Kingdom, p. 18.); whereas, al.
oxen, with a set of harsness, and a couple lowing for wastes, woods, and cattle, of substantial ploughs, he has the main ten acres per head is required in the requisites for commencing an agricultural view of sufficient elbow-room, for establishment, and for insuring a comevery eater of meat consumes five fortable subsistence for himself and fa
Io some districts of the Cape mily.” (Id. p. 297.) of Good Hope, each family has, upon Add to this, excellent water-caran average, forty-six square miles of riage, from settlement on the banks land (Id. 120); and it is astonish
of a navigable river. ing, that Europeans, with the knowledge of this fact, should commit a
Mr. Kingdom's interesting book is grand error. The object of com
an East Indian's cargo of valuable inmerce is wealth, not simple main.
formation, packed, selected, and
loaded with excellent skill and judgtenance, yet they fly to that is remedy of deficiency of territory. This ment; and, as fortunes with large is much like such a folly as would be
capitals may be made any where, it importation of dinners and suppers
is very useful for us to koow, where from a hundred miles distance, in- they can be made without. It is most stead of removing to the spot; and certain, that America is the very the result is dearoese of provisions, worst place for emigration, though exceedingly pernicious in the view of the most common, because best known, sale and exportation of our manuface and offering exoneration from debts tures, and accumulation of capital.
in Englaod. Nothing, however, can Let us hear Mr. Kingdom:
be clearer than, that there exist “Of the beneficial results of Emigra sidence for purpose of returning
openings both for temporarary retion, in a pecuniary point of view, to those with wealth, and for provision of our who leave this country, with the intention of employing themselves in agriculture, land only of the South Seas: and that
superabundant population in one isthere can be little doubt; for it will be found, that the mere increase in the va
from thence we could cheaply be suplue of the land alone, after 15 or 20 years plied with raw materials, at least occupation, independent of the produce wool, without foreigu heavy tariffs, from it during that period, offers large which would enable our returns for their labours, and may justly facturers at home to undersell all be considered amply sufficient to come other nations. While we are starypensate for the deprivation of a few lux- ing seventeen millions of hungry
[Feb. bipeds in two insalar rabbit warrens ; · UPON all controvertible points, why not inclose the immense com mankind are prone to think in exmons of our British empire, and try tremes ; and povel propositions :ia to exhibit some fat prize colonial politicks or religion produce new par. farmers and landholders, as well as ties, or new schisms. Mr. Wix, thinkfat native oxen, We have only to ing that the wicked Lady of Babylon invite the settlement of steady young might be easily brought to repentmen, with small capitals, and give a ance and reformation, proposed to power of returning, after five years, reconcile ber to the chaste. Protesto labourers. But our limits will not taot part of her family. The Bishop allow us to expatiate on the subject; of St. David's thioks that the result and we therefore warmly recommend might be dangerous, as either leadMr. Kingdom's work to the particu. ing to corruption of innocence, or at lar notice of our merchants and le. least to new schism.
We perfectly gislators, as presenting a fertile field believe Mr. Wix to have had the for the adoption of measures, in our best intentions, and we know, in jus. opinion, both wise and indispensable. tification of bim, that Popery and
Mr. Savage's pamphlet is a well. Protestantism are not so much disdigested tract, properly exposing the tinguished by differences, -as by the precariousness and danger of settling simple proceeding in the latter of in America ; and, we know, that he omission. Amputation, : prubing, is well supported by other authorities. rubbing off lichens and mosses, were
We shall conclude with observing, the chief processes used in the Reforthat the empire subject to the Crown mation. But, as it is an axiom in poof Great Britain is immense and grow. litics, never to force innovation, but ing; that it appears destioed to civi- to wait till the public mind is prelize one full half of the globe ; and pared to receive it, we are justified that, while its native territory cannot in thinking, from the strong opposiafford to keep seventeen millions at tion to the Catholic Bill, and the home, its foreign property is equal to rooted in veteracy of Protestants to the support of one hundred in comfort. Popery, that sueb a seasonable peIt wants only a wise conjunction of riod is not arrived. In all measures interest and intercourse with its co of dubious result, every thing poslonies, an accordant habitancy, to sible ould be left to time, which render its navy, commerce, revenue, produces more changes in human resources, and fellow-feelings, a com events than aoy other cause. what. mon interest. A merchant's family ever. Time may induce the Roman would play their cards into each Catholicks themselves to undertake other's hauds easily, upon this plan; the revisions and reforms so desired and why not a nation : For instance, by Mr. Wix; but so loog as enmity 'if a horse-shoe at “ Onandioga in exists between them and the ProtesAmerica costs 58." (Savage, p. 50.) tants, it is a rule that no confidence 'it is evident that, similar wants is to be placed in a reconciled enemy; existing in our own colonies, there are aud therefore we inay fear that the ample encouragements for exporta. object of such a proposed reconcilition of our own wrought goods, of ation would only be in reality to draw a certain kind, for many years to the Protestants into a spare. At come. Add toʻthis, a future colonial all events, we think that the affair
in aid of the Motber Country, should be left to circumstances ; and against the jealous anger of her elder dismiss the subject with expressing Daughter, if time and prudence do our full conviction, that both the not wear out her enmity, and incline Bishop and Mr. Wix adoro their proher to peace and union.
fession, and have excellent intentions,
though of opposite opinions. 27. A Letter to the Bishop of St. David's,
occasioned by his Lordship’s Misconcep. 28. Hints on Conversation ; with consolations and Misrepresentations of a Pam
tory Reflections on Adversity, Melancholy, phlet, entitled, • Reflections concerning
&c. translated from the French (of Mons. the Expediency of a Council of the
Bordelon] by a Lady. 2d. Edit. .ct. 8vo. Church of England and the Church of
pp. 339. Rivingtons, &c. Rome, being holden,' &c. By Samuel Wix, A, M. F. R. and A. S. &c. 8vo. THE study of this useful book pp. 102. Rivingtons.
would go far towards forming a wise
153 and prudent character. The most the Unitarians, we shall quote Dr. valuable part is certainly that which Nares in this part. He exhibits froin regards conversation. As it is ob pure Philosophy the fallacy of the served of foolish young men, that dogma used by that unfortuoate Fathey, very commonly act first, and quire, whom the barbarous priests of think afterwards, so it is certainly the law have placed upon the stool right that people should reflect be of repentance, not the Pytbian Trifore they speak, and in all these cau- pod, as being an impostor in orationary processes for managiog con
cular concerns. versation this book excels.
Christ, Dr. Nares observes, is deThere are variousideus in this work, signated in the Nicene creed, as being some of which we shall select.
“ of one substance with the Father, “ We never use raillery with a friend God of God, Light of Light, very God of whom we tenderly love." p. 65.
very God. And what can this imply, but “ Silence is the wisest measure that we that the attributes of Deity are common can adopt in our intercourse with the ob- attributes, which for what we know may stinate." p. 89.
possibly be communicated, but cannot be “ Those who feel reluctant to bestow divided; for there cannot be two omnicommendation are generally unworthy to potents under any possibility of opposition receive it.” p. 101.
or nonconformity to each other. I know, “ The man addicted to boasting is there may be always philosophers, or at usually fouud to be precipitate in his de- least free-thinkers, at hand to tell us, that cisions."
our belief still involves a contradiction ; The conclusion is a masterly piece that we may fancy we believe such a disof eloquence; we mean from p. 321,
tinction of person, and such a unity of to the end.
attributes, but that such a subsistence is
answer to return to this, which cannot, I 29. Discourses on the Three Creeds, and think, be subject to any suspicion.
on the Homage offered to our Saviour, on is not the answer certainly of any preju. certain and particular occasions during diced advocate of theological subtleties, his Ministry, as expressed in the Evange or divine mysteries, but of a Philosopher, tical Writings, by the Greek term #porxuyEW. and a Free-thinker. I speak of Mr. Hume. Preached before the University of Oxford Jo a short essay on the unity of the Deity, at St. Mary's in the years 1816, 1817.
he pronounces it to be not inconsistent with With a copious and distinct Appendix to the nature of the Deity, that there should each set of Sermons. By Edward Nares, be two or more beings of the very highest D. D. Select Preacher, Regius Professor order, whose essence and actions may be of Modern History, &c. 8vo. Pp. 343. so regulated by the nature of the beings Baldwin and Co.
themselves, as to be altogether concordant IT is evident, that the Unitarians and harmonious. The nature of the Ditake for the corner-stone of their vine Being, he adds, is so far out of our fabric the presumed insult to the loss to apply to it unity or multiplicity. I
reach, that we must absolutely be at a Unity of Deity, by the participa
am not pretending to cite this as any tion of Christ. We do not attempt proof of ihe Trinity, but merely as the to follow Dr. Nares through all his testimony of an eminent metaphysician, learned exhibitions of Fathers and against the imprudence of those, who Criticks. We shall only observe, that would reject a community of attributes the stress is laid upon the three Creeds among the three persons of the Godhead, in particular, because every word of as an absurdity or contradiction. The Ora each may fairly be considered as an thodox contend for nothing more than such argument adversus hæreses : and an unity of essence and attributes as shall upon this thesis Dr. Nares, p. 49,
secure to all the operations of the Deity,
a perfect harmony and concordance." pp. seq. dilates in a very ingenious map
61, 62. per.
As, however, Mr. Carlile, the sixth, Now if there be no absurdity in the seventh, or eighth worthy of the doctrine of a Triune God, upon what nine Worthies, not of Christendom rational ground is the Scripture (as our children's books call the other which affirms it perverted or rejectantient set) thought proper to ground ed? bis republication of Paine's Bentham Dr. Nares has given us a valuable ism upon the same principle as stock.book for Divines. GENT. MAG. February, 1820.