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THE

Eclectic Review.

MDCCCXXVI.

JULY-DECEMBER.

NEW SERIES.

VOL. XXVI.

Φιλοσοφιαν δε ου την Στωικην λεγω, ουδε την Πλατωνικην, και την Επικουρειον τε και Αριστοτελικην’ αλλ οσα ειρηται παρ έκαστη των αιρεσεων τουτων καλως, δικαιοσυνην μετα ευσεβους επιστημης εκδιδασκούλα, τουτο συμπαν το ΕΚΛΕΚΤΙΚΟΝ φιλοσοφιαν φημι.

CLEM. Αι.Εx. Strom. Lib. 1.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY B.-J. HOLDSWORTH, 18, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,

SOLD ALSO BY JOHN ANDERSON, JUNIOR, AND
JAMES ROBERTSON AND CO. EDINBURGA;
CHALMERS AND COLLINS, GLASGOW ;

AND R. M. TIMMS, DUBLIN.

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Paci.
Account of the Life and Character of the late Thomas Bateman,
M.D. F.L.S. &c.

310
Ackland's brief Sketch of the History and present Condition of the Valden-
ses in Piémont, &c.

550
Amulet, the : or. Christian and Literary Remembrancer for 1827

461
Arrowsmith's Outlines of the World

259
Arvendel; or Sketches of Italy and Switzerland

76
Binney's Memoir of the Rev. Stephen Morrell

56
Bishop of Bristol's Ecclesiastical History of the Second and Third Centuries,
illustrated from the Writings of Tertullian

433
Bishop's Christian Memorials of the Nineteenth Century

181
Boothroyd's New Family Bible, and Improved Version, from corrected Texts
of the Originals, &c. Vol. III.

446

Boulourlin's Histoire Militaire: The Military History of the Russian Cam.

paign in 1812

Boys's Key to the Book of Psalms

17

Brereton's Inquiry into the Workhouse System, and the Law of Mainte-

nance in Agricultural Districts

29

Practical Inquiry into the Number, Means of Employment, and

Wages of Agricultural Labourers

29

Bulwer's Autumn in Greece

99

Burnside's Theory of Composition, &c.

347

Carey's Compendium of Schleusner's Lexicon Græco-Latinum in Novain

Testamentum

179

Chaplin's Sermon preached at the Interment of the Rer. John Jennings 380

Clayton's Sketches in Biography

351

Essay on the Circumstances which determine the Rate of Wages, &c.

29

Essay on Mind, with other Poems

78

Ess's, Leander Van, Two Letters addressed to the Rev. G.C. Gorham, on
some Points of his “ Statement on the Apocryphal Books,” &c.

193

Ferguson's My Early Days

Forsyth's Antiquary's Portfolio

167

Frank's Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Lindley Murray, &c.

481

Prost's Oration delivered before the Medico-Botanical Society of London 561

Fuller's, Andrew, Hints to Ministers and Churches

Gilly's Narrative of an Excursion to the Mountains of Piémont in the Year

1823, and Researches among the Vaudois, &c.

Gourgand's Napoleon and La Grande Armée

502

Gurney's Letter to a Friend on the Authority, Purpuse, and Effects of

Christianity, &c.

191

Haldane's Second Review of the Conduct of the Directors of the British and

Foreign Bible Society

193

Hale's Address to the Manufacturers of the United Kingdom, &c.

29

Henderson's Biblical Researches, and Travels in Russia

132

Humboldt and Bonpland's Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial

Regions of the New Continent, during the Years 1799–1804

289, 522.

Jowett's Lyra Sacra

495

Kershaw's Simplicity in Ministerial Addresses recommended

563

Knight's Considerations on the Subject of Calvinism, and a short Treatise on

Regeneration

364

Leake's Historical Outline of the Greek Revolution

99

Le Bas's Sermons

470

Lee's, Dr., additional Remarks on Dr. Henderson's Appeal to the Bible
Society, in reference to the Turkish New Testament

326

Letter in Defence of the British and Foreign Bible Society

86

List of Works recently published,

96, 192, 288, 384, 479, 576

London in the Olden Time

167

Lyte's Tales in Verse, illustrative of the several Petitions of the London H

Prayer

269

M'Neilę's Seventeen Sermons

470

551

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Mansart's Literateur : Choice Extracts from the best French Writers, &c. 257

Meyer's Esprit, Origine, et Progrés des Institutions Judiciaires

125

Mignet's Histoire de la Revolution Française

231

Minutes of the Committee of the British and Foreign Bible Society, &c. 567

Miriam ; or the Power of Truth., A Jewish Tale

350

Morris's Flora Conspieva

261

Moss's Manual of Classical Biography

5

Noel's-Sermons, intended chiefly for the Use of Families

116

Parry's Journal of a Third Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West

Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific

319

Penseval's Labours of Idleness

371

Radcliffe's, Ann, Gaston de Blondeville

152

Remarks upon the recent Accusations against the Committee of the British

and Foreign Bible Society

567

Review of the Evangelical Magazine and Christian Guardian, før May 1826,

on the Apocrypha Controversy : Extracted from the Edinburgh Christian

Instructor

193

Review of the Letters by Amicus, in Defence of the British and Foreign

Bible Society, and of the Eclectic Review, and Congregational Magazine,

for April 1826

193

Rogers's Poems; Miscellaneous and Sacred

158

Rouquet's Critique on the Seventeenth Article of the Church of England,

demonstrating its Anti-Calvinistic Sense

364

Saunders's Discourses on the Lord's Prayer

339

Segur's, the Count de, Histoire de Napoleon

502

Select Literary Information

95, 192, 288, 383, 479, 575

Sherwood's, Mrs., Chronology of Ancient History

264

Shoberl's Forget-me-not?

541

Sismondi's History of the Crusades against the Albigenses in the Thirteenth

Centary

399

Sismondi's Review of the Progress of Religious Opinions during the Nine-

teenth Century

278

Slatter's Rural Pictures and Miscellaneous Pieces

82

Smith's Practical Guide to the Composition and Application of the English

Language

266

Spence's Inquiry into the Origin of the Laws and Political Institutions of

Modern Europe, particularly those of England

1

Statement of the Committee of the Edinburgh Bible Society.

$6

Glasgow Auxiliary Bible Society, &c. 507

Statements of Dissentient- Members of the Committee of the Edinburgh

Bible Society

86

Steinkopff's Letter, addressed to Robert Haldane, Esq.

86

Stewart's Cause aud Remedy for National Distress. A Sermon

29

Stovard's Dissertation on the Seventy Weeks of Daniel the Prophet

242

Swan's Journal of a Voyage up the Mediterranean

The Friend of India. Quarterly Series. - No. 12,

491

Thierry's History of the Conquest of England by the Normans, &ć.

385

Thomas's My Thought Book

184

Turkish New Testament incapable of Defence, and the True Principles of

Biblical Translation vindicated, &c.

326

Twentieth Report of the Directors of the African Institution, &c.

354

Walker's Observations on the Nature, Extent, and Effects of Pauperism, &c. 29

Wangstrocht's British Constitution; or an Epitome of Blackstone's Com-

imentaries, &c.

263

Watts's Literary Souvenir

541

Wilson's, Dr., Parochial Sermons

470

Wilson's Selections from the Works of John Owen, D.D.

287

Winnock’s Translation of the Modern Greek Grammar of Julius David

43

Visit to the Rectory of Passy

350

Voyage d'Orenburgh à Boukhara, &c. Edited by Baron George de Meyen-

dorff

48

Zumpit's Graminar of the Latin Language. Translated from the German,

with Additions, by the Rev. John Kenrick, M.A.

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for hrek elnurlleil ;200150I 37799084 THE knowledge of History is by no means an affair of such

cheap and average acquisition as people in general seem to think. A superficial familiarity with its general outline and with the marking circumstances of its detail, is, indeed, i com: mon enough, and may have its use and value in the business of education, as well as in the routine of literary pursuits, There is, however, a wide difference between such an acquaintance with the facts of history as may answer the demands of social intercourse, or serye for a connecting' medium through: out the various branches of scientific investigation, and an intimate conversance with the secret springs, the incidental motives, the aiding and antagonist influences-in a word, with the associations, immediate or remote, direct or indirect, which give specific qualification to events, and without reference to which, all reasoning founded on mere circumstances must be uncertain and ineffective. The highest kind of historical illustration, that which results from the ascertainment of cha. racter and counsel, is, on a large scale at least, nearly inaccessible ; and can be obtained only by presumption and approximation. With respect to individuals, this species

of evidence, desirable as it may be, is to be derived only from their overt acts. When men are the heroes of their own tale, their frankness is not trust-worthy, and their very indiscretion takes colour from their vanity when their ministers and auxiliaries tell it for them, the pars magna fui will too frer quently raise the mere agent and accessary to a level with his principal.

Still, although it may be scarcely within the limits of poso sibility to obtain direct evidence in this matter, so as to give VoL, XXVI. N.S.

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