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Isaiah, vii. 14, 15, 16. Therefore will he (my God) give my Lord (the Melliah): He shall be a sign unto you. • Behold, the Virgin big with child, and bearing a Son, and his name called Immanuel. Butter and honey shall every one eat. According to his knowledge (cognizance) thall be the rejecting of the bad, and the choosing of the good. For, before this youth thall know (take cognizance) to reject the bad, and choose the good, this land which thou (the house of David) haft rent, thall be deserted by its two kings.'
Dr. Krauter professes to adhere to the Hebrew text, preferring it to the Septuagint version.
Subject, Mode, and Importance of Water-baptism, according to
Whether this writer's sentiments are well founded, or not, his work recommends itself to attention and respect, by the modesty and candour which it discovers. He is fixed in the opinion that infants are not the proper subjects of baptism, and equally fixed in the apprehension, that the scriptural mode of baptism is not by immer. fion, but by sprinkling. On tach of these topics, he delivers his sentiments with that moderation which must ever become those who treat on difputable points: their being disputable, plainly and certainly forbids that confidence, which is nevertheless often apparent both on one side and on the other. If there are exceptions to this account of the present performance, they are very few and flight; its general character is as above. The author appears to be a man of fense and learning, acquainted with his subject, and himself perfectly convinced. How far his remarks will avail for the conviction of others, must be left to experiment. As to the second part of his book, he seems, on the whole, to have well established his point. In respect to the first, it does not appear so certain. There is a farther and confiderable part of the pamphlet which pleads ftrongly for the free communion of Christians of different persuafions, to which many of the Baptifts are greatly averse,
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Art. 53. An Examination of the Rev. Mr. Elliot's Opinion, &c. 12mo.
15. 6d. Marsom, &c. 1788. It has sometimes been remarked, that many Christians of the Baptist denomination place greater stress on the mode than the subje&t of baptiím. Whether this writer is of such opinion, we cannot say; but we observe that he rejects the term mode, and asserts at once, that baptijm is itself immersion. This he endeavours to support by a criti. cai confideration of the original word, and at the same time to dis. prove and refute the arguments advanced by Mr. Elliot on the other fide of the question. He does not appear as an unqualified disputant: and we must add, that he also professes a desire to imitate Mr. Elliot · in the meekness and candour with which he, in general, treats the subject:' yet, confident himself as to the side he has taken, be probably may not allow sufficient weight to the reasoning of his antagonist. There must, however, be room for doubt, in those matters concerning which the scriptures have not expressly determined: it seems that in such instances, persons cannot greatly err which ever part they take, while their intentions are good. We suppose that immersion, or sprinkling, are each to be confidered as figurative, or emblematical.
HI...S. Art. 54. A Letter to the Farmers of Great Britain, on some Things
of Importance. By the Author of the Poor Child's Friend. 12mo. 3d. pp. 79. Printed at York; and sold by Rivingtons in London. 1789.
The author of this small but cheap tract, tells us, in his address to the public, that ' having an idea, that while so much is doing for the benefit of the younger part of mankind, by the benevolent insti. tution of Sunday schools, much will be left undone, as there are many persons who, on account of age, and other circumstances, will not atiend these vleful seminaries, and who may be as much in want of religious instruction as the young persons these schools take urder their care;' he therefore wrote this letter, for the purpose of diftributing it in his own neighbourhood, where such a publication seem. ed necessary. Wishing, however, • not to confine its good effects to so small a district, he Tubmits it to the public, to distribute in like manner, hould they join with the author's friends in supposing it will answer his intended purpose.'-We apprehend it is a very proper piece of instruction, for such readers as the author had in view.Among other useful points of morality, we are particularly pleased with his earnest exhortations against cruelty to the brute creation; a topic which is too often overlooked, both by moral writers and preachers. Art. 55. Thesaurus Ecclefiafticus: an improved Edition of the Liber
Valorum ; containing an Account of the Valuation of all the Livings in England and Wales, their Charge in the King's Books, respective Patrons, &c. &c. By the Rev. John Lloyd, A.B. 8vo. 504 Pages. 7s.6d. Boards. Davis. 1788.
This work may be considered as a new edition of Econ's Thesax. rus, in a concise and improved form. Mr. Lloyd has comprised every necessary article of information in as short a compass as possible; giving; in one single line, the value of the living in the King's books;
the real value, where it could be ascertained ; the tenths; and the patron's name.
At the end of the book are added some precedents relative to ordination, inftitution, &c.;-forms of oaths, resignations;-rules and orders for the augmentation of small livings by en Anne's bounty;-the substance of the act 17th of Geo. III. for promoting the refidence of the clergy, by rendering more easy to them the building of parsonage houses;-—a succinct account of things tithable, and the manner of collecting tithes, and of compositions, moduses, customs, &c.
From this view of the contents of the volume before us, it appears to be what the author intended it should be, viz. a useful clergyman's book. See also our account of Bacon's Liber Regis, &c. Rev. vol. Ixxviii. p. 259.
son, D. D. F. R. S. Bishop of Landaff. 8vo. Is. Evans. 1789.
This address was annexed to the Bishop of Landaff's Charge to his
bilious, convulsive Diseases; Apoplexy and Palsy; with Thoughts on
Dr. Rowley says, in the beginning of his introduction, that • The following work contains an attempt to improve the treatment of female and nervous diseases, and to explain several new principles of cure.' On examining the book, we find it answerable to this defcription. Irregularity and variety are its prominent features; and amid this variety, a number of judicious remarks occur, that will be found useful in practice.
The notes, which are numerous, contain several curious cases, and likewise the appearances of bodies dissected; with an enumeration of the symptoms before death.
R......m. Art. 58. A short Appendix to Dr. D. Monro's Treatise on Medical and
Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and the Materia Medica. To which is added, An Answer to the Remarks of the Critical Review for October 1788, on the first Volume of the said Work.
1$. Cadell. 1789. - Dr. Monro here supplies fome deficiencies, and corrects fome mistakes which he has observed in his late treatise in 3 vols. 8vo *.
He has added, ift, some observations on the component parts of acids. 2. The method of procuring the pure acid of tartar. 3d. The medical virtues of the aerial acid. 4th, On the foda phosphorata. sth, The virtues and uses of the following articles of the materia
8vo. pp. 50.
* See our account of it, Rev. vol. Ixix. p. 505.
medica: china root, porum (i. e. porrum) Spongia, tusilago, and Va. leriana. Ramo Art. 59. An Esay on the Epidemic Disease of Lying in Women of the
Years 1787 and 1788. By John Clarke, Licentiate in Midwifery, of the Royal College of Phyticians, and Teacher of Midwifery in London. 460. pp. 43;
25. 6d. Johnson. 1788. We discover nothing in Mr. Clarke's description of this fever, by which it differs effentially from others that have frequently appeared in moist, warm weather, especially in confined situations, and where cleanliness is neglected. The method of cure which he lays down is judicious and rational : the diffidence with which he speaks of his own judgment, and his acknowleging the cases that have been unsuccessful under his management, are proofs of his candour, and thew that he writes more for the sake of instructing others, than of promoting his own private advantage. DO Art. 60. Considerations on bilious Diseases; and some particular Af.
fections of the Liver and the Gall Bladder. By John Andree, M.D. 8vo. pp. 58. Is. 6d. Lowndes. 1788.
Dr. Andree having been long subject to bilious attacks, was induced to examine mere particularly into their nature than he might have done had his sufferings under these maladies been less severe, or easily removable.
He first gives a brief anatomical description of the liver, and its appendages, the gall bladder and duets, and then proceeds to investigate the proximate causes of bilious diseases, which he reduces to the four following, viz. a redundancy of bile, a deficiency of bile, misplaced bile, and the state of the bile icielf.
Each of these subjects is separately discussed, and their effects are enumerated and described. The author introduces many useful, practical remarks; and points out such methods of cure as his theory luggetts, or his experience approves. D
CULINARY. Art. 61. The English Art of Cookery, according to the present Prac
tice; being a complete Guide to all Housekeepers, on a Plan entirely new. By Richard Briggs, many Years Cock at the Globe Tavern, Fleet-street, the White-Hart Tavern, Holborn, now at the Temple Coffee-house. 8vo. pp. 656. ?s. bound. Robinsons, 1788.
We have frequently confessed that there may be, and actually are, subjects, both above and below our reach ; and we now acknowlege that cookery is one of them. As to the proof of the pudding, indeed, Some of us may pretend to a little experience, in that relpect; but none of the corps will venture to say how the pudding should be made.
METEOROLOGIC A L. Art. 62. A Diary of the Weather during the Year 1786, accorately
observed by a Gardener twenty Miles East from London. 8vo. 8d. "Booker. 1787
Contains the history of the state of the atmosphere at nine o'clock in the morning, one o'clock at noon, and fix in the evening, every day throughout the year.
Art. 63. Observations on the Weather taken from the Thermometer and Barometer during the Year 1787. Smail 4to.
gd. Booker. 1788.
This diary must have coft no small pains in keeping; it gives an account of the weather, with the direction of the wind, and the height of the barometer and thermometer four times in the day, viz. at nine, A. M. one, fix, and nine, P. M.
Service of a celebrated Orator. 4to. pp. 51. 25. 6d. Walter,
As a poem, the work has considerable merit. It abounds with
Poetry, selected for the Improvement of Youth, in speaking,
It consists of a great variety of elegant pieces of poetry, arranged under the following heads- Sacred, Moral, Didattic, Defcriptive, Narrative, Pathetic, Dramatic, Epic, and Miscellaneous. A pallage or two from the Editor's Preface will bring our readers more particularly acquainted with the design.
• With respect to this compilation, if I mould be asked what are its pretensions, I muit freely answer, that it profesies nothing more than (what is evidene at first sight) to be a larger collection of English verse, for the use of schools, than has ever yer been published in one volume. The original inien:ion was to coinprise in it a great number and variety of luch pieces as were already in ute in schools, or which seemed proper for the use of them; such a number and va
• Represented, in a droll frontispiece, as two scolding termagants; or, as the title-page has it, two old ladies.