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are told, in a N. B. at the end, was preached and published before it
4to. pp19. Cadell.
Though last in the present lift, this is not the least in merit. If not a very elaborate, it is a pleasing and judicious discourse.
This Lift to be continued in our next.
SINGLE SERMON S. 1. The Injustice and Cruelty of the Slave Trade considered ; preached
at Plymouth, Feb. 22, 1789. By Herbert Mends. 410. PP: 37. 'Is. Law, &c.
Delivered to the congregation of Protestant Disfenters assembling in Batter-Itreet, Plymouth. The discourse contains much of the usual well-meant warm declamation, on a subject now exhausted, though itill (and very properly) an object of great public regard. II. Preparedness for Christ's Appearance recommended and exemplified:
Occasioned by the Death of Mr. Philemon Parkes, late Schoolmafter of West Bromwich, Nov. 7. 1786; preached, according to his own Desire, at the Diffenting Meeting-house in that Place: with some Account of his dying Professions, and Experience. By George Olborne. 8vo. 9d. Buckland.
A serious discourse, suitable to the occasion. Text, Matt. xxiv. 44 III. Preached in the Cathedral Church of Lincoln, September 14th,
1788, before the Governors of the County Hospital. By Thomas Willis, LL.B. Prebendary of Lincoln, and Chaplain to the Right Hon. Lord Monfon. Published for the Benefit of the Hospital. 4to.
Nourse. The text Job xxix. 15, 16-Job here speaks of himself in his ju. dicial capacity. The words however, are not improperly applied by the preacher, who is an able advocate for this charity. He proves that the institution answers many very valuable purposes ; for that there the real object of charity finds every comfort which hue manity can point out, and every assistance which science can af. ford, - Hospitals may be considered as the great purseries of medical science.'- All orders of men will, of necesity, have an interest in the advancement of that knowledge to which they must be 4
indebted in the hours of affliction. It is evident, therefore, that whoever, in this way, contributes to the relief of others, contributes in some degree to the relief of himself,'
The Author thinks these will be the happy means of checking the pretenders to physic, and of rescuing thousands from the fatal effects of ignorance and barbarity. As a farther argument in support of this charity, the author informs them, that, from its first establishment in
1769, to the prelent time, 2635 patients have been completely reftored to health, and 764 have been greatly relieved. Br., s.. W. IV. Preached on the Establishment of a Sunday School, at Winflow
in Buckinghamshire, August 24th, 1788. By the Rev. M. Owen, M. A. published at the Request of the Subscribers, for the Benefit of the Institution. 410. 12 Pages. 15. Bew. 1788. A plain, serious discourse on the benefits arising from a religious education : well calculated to make impressions on the minds of the hearers, in favour of the institution ; which, after some years experience, has the sanction of the public; and which, we are per. suaded, will merit more and more their benevolent patronage. D! V. Preached in the Parish Church of St. James, Colchester, August
24, 1788, for the Benefit of the Charity School : by Robert Acklom Ingram, A. M. published at the Request of the Subscribers, and for the Benefit of the said Charity. 8vo. 40 Pages. 1S. Printed at Colchester, and sold in London by Robinsons.
The text of this discourse is from Galatians, vi. 9. The ingenious Author, who she'ws himself a real friend to the infant poor, inquires first into the nature of disinterested benevolence as enjoined by Christianity ; 2dly, He considers the general advantages of charity schools : and, 3dly, He concludes with pertinent exhortations to persevere in well doing. He speaks very favourably of the Sundayschools; styles them a fifter infticution; and thinks that these and other charity-schools may be rendered mutually subtervient to each other, The very copious and judicious preface contains many remarks selative to the subject at large, and well worthy the attention of the public.
D! VI. Preached in the Cathedral at Glocester, August 17th, 1788, for
the Benefit of the Severn Humane Society, instituted for the Recovery of Persons apparently dead by Drowning, with an Appendix relating to the State of the Society. By the Rev. Thomas Stuck, A. M. 8vo. pp. 63. 15. Printed at Glocefter; and sold in London by Cadell, &c. 1789.
This discourse will recommend itself to every candid and judicious reader, by the philanthropy and modesty of its author. At the time. of preaching it, he was solicited to commit it to the press; which he absolutely refused : But, afterward, a scheme being proposed that was likely to promote the charity, and the Society intreating him to suffer his discourse to be made a part of the intended publication, he at length yielded to their importunity; and he adds, with becoming humility, that he fall esteem himself happy if, for any part of the sermon, he can escape the censure so justly due to those who offer to a discerning public what is altogether unworthy their notice. This,
however, is not the case in respect to the present publication. It is an honest, artless address in favour of an excellent charity: with an appendix, containing the reports of fuccefsful cafes, &c. and likewife hints by Dr. Fothergili, of Bath, for improving the art of restoring suspended animation.
CORRESPONDENCE. ** We do not perceive so much inconfiftency between the lenti. ments of our Law Reviewer and those of our Philologiit, as Justin NIAN Junior apprehends. The former has no objection to the multiplicity of our Law books, for the inftruction of students, &c. and the latter only wishes to abridge and methodize the laws themselves. On this subject, however, it is not to be expected that professional men will ever be free from all professional attachment; or that, in a critical, or any other club, the divine, the lawyer, the physician, the philosopher, or the historian, &c. &c. will yield up his opinions to those who are not physicians, divines, &c. &c. On the whole, perhaps, we may say, with our learned brother of the long robe (with regard to books on every science], what he has said of our Law-libraries, that there is no danger of our having too many books.--The greater the number, the more are the chances for good ones; and those that are useless will naturally fink in co oblivion.
*** Amanuenfis,' or The Writer,' - such is the signature of the present Correspondent,-hould have addressed his Letter to the society to which it relates. We cannot possibly enter into the subject. The frequent addresses to the Public, relative to that inftitution, which are occasionally circulated by our means, are paid for; and we bave no farther concern with the objects and purposes of those advertisements, chan as Reviewers of the books published by the Society, in common with other publications.
Iti We have received a copy of the work which H. G. A. mentions; and it will reviewed in its turn.
+++ We have received a letter from Florifer, the author of Pieces of Familiar Poetry' (See our last Review, p. 365.), in which he says that the rhyme first quoted by us was an error of his printer, and that it should stand thus :
Up to the highest pitch of praise
The cook's nice art began to raise. We are very willing, by publishing this erratum, to do Florifer all the service which lies in our power ; but authors who are not hurried, and limited in point of time, should take better care of their proof fheets; for to complain of the printer, is but a poor apology to the public.
tit The packet from 0. O. is acknowleged. When the article to which his obliging communication relates appears in the Review,
he will see what use has been made of it. If this Correspondent will favour the editor with his address, it will be deemed a favour.
Extraet of a Letter to the Monthly Reviewers. Gentlemen, I must request you to correct two mistakes which have escaped you in your candid review of my Letter on Slavery.
• Mr. D.” you observe, " is a strenuous advocate for the gradual abolition of the nave-trade. Indeed he is an enemy to slavery, both in its consummately absurd principle and in its too general practice.” -But, on looking again into my book, you will find, that I am a humble advocate for the immediate abolition of the save-trade and the gradual abolition of slavery.
I by no means wonder at your falling into this mistake, when I consider the great pains that have been taken to diffuse an opinion, that the opponents of the slave-trade aim at the immediate abolition of lavery, -a design which they have constantly and openly difavowed.
You seem also, Gentlemen, to think that the flavery of Barbadoes is a fair specimen of that of the West Indies in general. You may have been led to form this opinion by my declaration (p:7.), " That Mr. Ramsay's Essay, some local circumstances excepted, will apply very well to the land of Barbadoes.” But it should be observed, that most of those circumstances are in favour of Barbadoes, or redound to the credit of her inhabitants. Thus the flavery of that island is a specimen of the West Indian slavery in general, in a sense fimilar to that in which the liberties of Great Britain may be said to be a specimen of those of Europe in general.
I am respectfully, 2
Gentlemen, May 5th, 1789.5
Your constant reader and humble servant.
WILL. DICKSON. We gladly embrace this opportunity of giving circulation to the foregoing important distinction; of which, perhaps, a very confiderable part of the public is not sufficiently apprized, viz. “ That the opponents of the Jave-trade aim not at the immediate abolition of slavery.”
+++ A correspondent, whose fignature is, A Lover of Confiftency, and an Enemy to Bigotry of all Sorts, is much displeased with us for allowing the author of A Letter to the Calvinistic Baptifts, &c. the merit of candour; and thinks it exceedingly uncandid in this author, that he presumed to suppose, that, in the religious world, such characters as trimmers till exift. ~This is a fact, however, which Candour itself must be more than “ a little blind,” not to see.
1.385 Curie 29, read the fish three kapler
418. Par. 2. line 1.dele maig P. 471. Corr. Ett line 2. nad, it will be receded.
409. Par. 3. 6.1. read Vielké. 450. art. lg. l.1.read, the refurrection Badis. 460.1.4. fr. bot. read Ecton for Elon.
Art. I. Memoirs of the Medical Society of London. Vol. If. 8vo.
538 Pages. gs. Boards. Dilly. 1989. N a science fo extensive as medicine, and hitherto so unsettled
in its principles, the value of accurate relations of fads cannot be doubted : fince by comparing together diseases apparently fimilar, yet differing, perhaps, in efTential circumftances; by ilJuftrating their diftinctions and resemblances; and by inveftigaling their causes ; , we can alone expect to adapt remedies to theit particular circumstances.— It is with pleasure therefore that we receive the present collection; in our review of which we shall yive as concise an abridgment as possible, of its contents, and offer such remarks as our narrow limits will permit.
We noticed the ift vol, of the Memoirs, at p. 357, of our 77th volume: and there gave an account of the plan on which the society is conducted,
The present volume is ushered into the world by a treatise on hydrophobia, from a Greek manuscript, in the posession of James Sims, M.D. President of the Medical Society of London; with a tranfation by the same.
Reipeeting this treatise, we are merely informed that the Doctor was fortunate enough to procure it among a large number of ancient Greek manuscripts *. No conjecture is hazarded concerning its author ; nor is any opinion given respecting its age: unless . indeed by our being told, that it is written with Hippocratic conciseness ti' we are to be induced to consider Hippocrates as the writer. This, however, can scarcely be intended : as the Doctor must have known that at the time when Cælius Aureli
* If we remember right, Dr. Sims bought several MSS. at the sale of the late Dr. Askew's library.
† The Hippocratic conciseness of the present treatise reminds us of the passage in Horace:
-Brevis efe laboro,
Obscurus fio. VOL. LXXX,