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whether her son is now dead or alive; but if the latter, he is not at his liberty.'

From the concluding sentence of the foregoing extract, it is evident, that this part of the work was printed off before the unhappy fate of Prince Iwan was made but too manifest in the eyes of all the world, by a late apologetical declaration from the throne of Russia : that immaculate throne, the steps to which have so often been washed in the blood of its own Princes !

MONTHLY CATALOGUE,

For OCTOBER, 1764.

RELIGIOUS and CONTROVERSIĄL.
Art. 1. . The Efficacy and Power of the Gospel, displayed ; in Six

Dialogues between a Libertine and a late Convert to the blessed and
happy State of a true Christian; and who happily promoted and
brought about the Libertine's Conversion, from the weighty Rear
fons he urged with him, and which were the effettual Means of
his own Conversion. By J. C, Van Reinhardt. 4to. 1os.
6d. sewed. Keith.

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HERE are Readers to whom such writings as this of Mr. J. C.

Van Reinhardt will be more edilying than the works of a Locke, a Tillotson, a Clarke, or a Hoadly. Like lips, like lettuces. "Art. 2. Cyfondeb y Pedair Effengylį gyd ag agoriad byrr a Nodau

Athrawus: Or, a Harmony of the Four Gospels in Welch:

Together with a short Exposition and Annotations; as also, : an Introduction, setting forth the History of true Religion,

and of the Divine Illustrations it received from Time to Time, through every Age, from the Beginning of the World. By John Evans, A. M. Bristol, printed for the Author. 8vo. 35. 6d. in Sheets. Sold also by Daniel Hailes in Londonstreet, London.

We cannot conceive how any subject can be barmonized by being treated in Welch. However, as the poor Welchmen have fouls to be saved as well as other people, we have no objection to their receiving the allistance of good books, in whatever language they can read. Art. 3: Observations on divers Passages of Scripture, placing many

of them in a Light altogether new, ascertaining the Meaning of several not determinable by the Methods commonly made use of by the Learned, and proposing to consideration probable Conjectures on others, different from what have been hitherto recommended to the

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Attention of the Curious ; grounded on Circumstances incidentally mentioned in Books of Voyages and Travels into the East. Relating, 1. To the Weather of Judea; 2. Their living in Tents there; 3. Its Houses and Cities; 4. The Diet of its Inhabitants, c. 5. Their Manner of Travelling ; 6. The Eastern Manner of doing Persons Honour ; 7. Their Books ; 8. The natural, civil, and military State of Judea. 9. Egypt. 10. Miscellaneous Matters. 8vo. 6s. Field.

If such Writers as explain and illustrate the Greek and Roman Clarfics, are considered as useful Labourers in the fields of Literature, those who employ themselves in elucidating the Writings of the Old and New Testament, are, surely, entitled to equal, if not superior, regard, and will be held in due esteem by every friend to religion.— The Design of the Author of chese Observations, therefore, is a yery laudable one, and deserves to be favourably received. Many of his observations, he himself ingenuously acknowleges, are of no great consequence; he has, however, thrown new light upon several passages of Scripture, and his work will afford both entertainment and instruction to those who are fond of such subjects.

The conformity betwixt some of the present customs of the East, and certain corresponding passages of Scripture, has occasionally been men- tioned by several Writers of Travels. The resemblance, indeed, in

fome particulars, is so striking, that they could not well avoid taking · notice of it; but no Writer, our Author says, has, as far as he knows, fet himself purposely, and at large, to remark these resemblances. An infinite number almost

, of very amusing and instructive particulars are
taken no notice of, he tells us, and those few that are mentioned, are,
in a manner, loft amidst a multiplicity of other matters.
therefore, he considers as new, and for aught we know, it is; the ob
servations he makes, are not collected from other Writers, but drawn
from circumftances and facts which they have incidentally and undefign-
edly mentioned.

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Art. 4. A Collection of the Texts in the New Testament that seem

to favour the Trinitarian or Unitarian Schemes. With fome Ab-
Atracts from the Antients who lived before our Saviour, sewing
their Opinions concerning the Supreme Being, that Spirit whom we
Christians call Saviour, and other Spirits. Dedicated to the
Memory of the Evangelists and Apostles.' 4to. IS. Dod-
sley, &c.
The Author of this performance is an Advocate for the Unitarian
scheme. He makes some short observations on several of the texts in
. his Collection, which appear to us to be very just and pertinent, and
which may be useful to such Readers as are defrous of forming their
opinions on the Trinitarian Controversy, but have not leisure nor op-
portunity to consult large works upon the subject.

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Art. 5. The Lyrick Packet; containing the favourite Songs, feri-
cus and comic, that have been performed for thrce Scafons past at

Sadler's

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Sadler's Vells, &c. &c. By Thomas Mozeen. 8vo. 28
6d. Dixwell.

Calculated for the Meridian of Clerkenwell, the White Conduite
House, and other places of polite resort at the Eaft end of the town.
Art. 6. The Contrast, a. familiar Epifle to Mr. C. Churchill, on

reading his Poein called Independence. By a Neighbour. 4to.
18. Rivington.

The Author of this Epile, like all other troublesome and imperti.
neat Neighbours, makes it his chief business to find fault.--However,
he is not only a bad Neighbour, but a bad Poet, and, consequently,
very inoffensive in the latter capacity.

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Art. 7. The Anti-Times. Addressed to Mr. C-Ch-chall.
In two parts. By the Author. 4to. 15. 60. Hooper.

A very flesh-fly hovering on the wing,
Awake to buzz, but not alive to lting.

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POLITICA L.
Art. 8. The Speech delivered in the House of Assembly of the Prom

vince of Pennsylvania, May 24, 1764. By John Dickinson,
Esq; one of the Members for the County of Philadelphia.
On Occafion of a Petition drawn up by Order, and then un-
der Consideration of the House; praying his Majesty for a
Change of the Government of this Province. With a Pre-
face. Philadelphia printed; London re-printed. 8vo. 6d.
Whifton.

The contefts and diffentions which unhappily broke out, fome years
ago, in the fine Province of Pennsylvania, are yet, it seems, far from
being terminated ; and whether the extraordinary step taken, with a
view to heal up the wounds in the body-politic of this flourithing Co-

lony, and which many Gentiemen of consequence, besides Mr. Dickinwile produce the son, fo carneftly opposed, is a question which Time will belt answer.

The reasons which induced the Philadelphian Minority to oppose the
Petition for a change of government, (as comprised in the Speech be-
fore us) are many, and, to us, weighty: büt, indeed, we, at this dis-
tance, cannot be supposed competent Judges. All that we, therefore,
can say on the subject of this pamphlet is, that Mr. Dickinson reasons
like a man of extraordinary good sense, with the knowlege of an able
Politician, and the pleasing flow of an accomplished Orator. In fine,
we will venture to rank this Oration with the many noble pieces of elo-
quence'which have appeared in the course of the Pennsylvanian debares,
within these ten or twelve years part; and of which frequent mention
hath been made in our Review.
Art. 9. A Letter to the Public Advertiser. 8vo. 19. Almon.

We are sorry to acquaint this Letter. Writer, that irony is not his ta.
lent. How far the Great Juiticiary inerits praise for the part he acted on

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the trial of the Printers of the North-Briton, No 45, is not for us to determine: but we will.venture to say, that this infipid Pamphleteer, who has raked together all the trafh of the News-papers, will acquire no praise from a languid lifeless attempt to be witty.

R-d. Art. 10. Considerations which may tend to promote the Settlement of

our new vi eft-India Colonies, by encouraging Individuals to embark in the Undertaking. 8vo. Is. Robfon.

These Confiderations appear to come from a sensible and discerning person ; many of them being well worth the attention of the publica and particularly of those individuals who are inclined to rik their private forrones, for the advantage of their posterity and nation. · For as to themselves, we fear, notwithstanding all this Writer advances, chac very few of them may live to reap the fruits of their labour. We must - not dismiss this pamphlet, however, without censuring the Writer for a remark which he hath, perhaps inadvertently, left extremely excepti. onable. • I am sorry (lays this Writer, Speaking of the neceffity of inftilling sentiments of religion into the Negroes) to remark our defect of zeal, and to make this farther observation, that though the doctrines of our religion are more pure and fimple than the Roman catholic, yet this taft is more fitly adapted to engage and captivate the passions of unchinking Savages. Now, it is not imposible, as the Writer Says no more on the subject, that many of his Readers will hence conclude, that he advises the propagation of the Roman Catholic religion rather than the Protestant. But we hope this was not his meaning. Plants which easiest take root in barren ground, are not always most worcha cultivating, or productive of the best fruit.

MISCELLANEOUS. Art. 11. The Tour of his Royal Highness Edward Duke of York,

from England to Lisbon, &c. &c. &c. With an historical Detail of each Place through which he passed. Also a particular Account of a Bull-fight. Svo. Is. Dixwell.

It must be palpably unnecessary to saw what this is. If the scheme has succeeded, we would recommend to the industrious Putter-together, a Supplement, containing. An historical Detail of Knight's-bridge, Kensington, Hammersmith, and Turnham Green, through all which their Majesties usually pass, in their Tours to Richmond-Lodge; with a particular Account of a Bear-baiting at Brentford. This, as Swift has il,

may out-sell a better thing.' Art. 12. Instructions for young Ladies on their entering into Life,

their Duties in the married State, and towards their Children. By M. Le Prince De Beaumont. 12mo. 4 Vols. 6 s. fewed. Nourse.

Had the Author of The Enthusiasm of Methodists and Papifts compared, seen these books of Madam De Beaumont, they would have furnished him with numerous instances in support of the comparison. We are not furprized to see published in this land of liberty, the religious opinions of a woman who is a professed Papist, and a fanatic Devotée ; never

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theless, we think it incumbent on us, to advise the friends and parents of those young people who may have caught from the writings, or vociferations, of Enthusiasts, the infection of religious madness, to keep these volumes out of their hands.-The title of this work seems to promise a variety of moral and oeconomical instruction, and various, indeed, is the work itself; but it is a strange farrago, made up of unfkilful commentaries on the Scriptures, trifling romances ara Gossips tales. There is, notwithstanding, in many passages of these volumes, a delicacy of sentiment, and á propriety of observation.-The language, though incorrect, is often genteel, and, though sometimes diffuse, is 'generally easy. Art. 13. Mercantile Book-keeping : Or, a Treatise on Merchanis

Accounts, according to the true Italian Method of Debtor and Creditor, by double Entry. Wherein the genuine Principles of that useful and excellent Art are clearly laid down, and fully explained, agreeable to the Practice of the best Counting-Houfés. And, being designed as a regular Introdułtion to Trade and Commerce, is exemplified in a great Variety of mercantile Forins and Calculations, incident to the common Occurrences of real Business; and disposed in such a Manner, as to accommodate it to the Use of Schools, instead of the ordinary Method of Instruction now prace tised. 8vo, 6s. Johnson. The ordinary method of teaching boys Merchants Accounts, as practised in most of our Schools, is so very defective; that there are few lads who are not almost as much to seek, when they come into the Counting-house, as if they had never heard any thing about Accounts in their lives. The present performance, therefore, cannot fail of be. ing extremely useful; the theory of Book-keeping being laid down with great plainness and perspicuity, and the practice being such as is most generally received by the bett Accomptants.

K-n-k S E R M O N S. 1. THE Doktrine of the Cherubim opened and explained, -preached at the Ordination of the Rev. Mr. John Davis, at Waltham-abbey, Aagust 15, 1764. By John Gill, D.D. Keith.

2 The Operations of God and Nature, from the Beginning of Things, do the Finishing of the Vegetable Creation ---- before a society of Florists, in the parish church of Hackney, July 25, 1764. By John Free, D.D. Sandby.

3. At a public Administration of Baptism; interspersed and enlarged with Testimonies from learned and judicious Writers, who espoused infant sprinkling. To which are added, Hymns, sung on that folemn occasion. By John Brown. Keith, &c.

4. The various Use of Authority and Experience in Matters of Religion, --preached to the Ministers and Mesengers of several associated churches, at the Rev. Mr. Francis's Meeting place, in Horseley, in the county of Gloucester, June 13, 1764. By Samuel Stennet, D. Ó. Bockland, &c.

5. The Analysis of Man,-before the university of Oxford; being the Second Sermon on the Creation.' By John Free, D. D. To which is added a variety of philosophical Notes; and the wonderful care of a person consumed by internal fire. is. Sandby,

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