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therefore, a simple flaiement of that sort of common-place with which almost every el gious publication is replete. Art. 23. An Abridgement of a Discourse on self-dedication.
By John How, A. M. And the Temper of Jelus towards bis Eremies, and his grace to the chief of finners, in his commanding the Gospel to begin at Jerusalem. By B. Grosvenor, D. D. To which are prefixed, the lives of the Authors. Buck lànd, 1s. 1785. In the writings of these men, we perceive the energy of true evangelical preaching, as we discover its influence on their lives. The Divines of the last century, and the beginning of this, certains ly display more learning, as well as a more thorough and practicat acquaintance with the facred fcriptures, than the generality of our modern fermons. These are, for the most part, either pretty moral discourses, or demonstrations of the principles of natural, and the truth of revealed religion. Is it then neceffary, in the present ad. vanced period of Christianity again to lay its foundations ; again to infint, and that only on the elements, the rudiments of our faith. The infidelity of the times, is however, not a refutation but a completion of that word of prophecy which was predicted by the tongue
of the apostle Peter, " that false teachers should come into the world, even denying the Lord that brought them-that there should come in the last days, scoffers, walking after their own luits, and saying, where is the promise of his coming ?" In our opinion, the most powerful artillery that can be applied to combat this infidelity, is, not that of hutran wisdom, but that of the word of God. How few the number, if ever there was one, that has been converted to Christianity from sceptism by the most fubtle metaphysical reafoning? But instances are not wanting of fceptics being convinced and converted by the native power of the doctrines of Christ and his Apoftles.
A Sermon on the Window Tax, not intended to be Preached in St. Stephens's Chapel, on Candle-Mafs Day, 1785. By Somebody, Octavo, is.
prece of impious and dull buffoonery. The author is one of that tumcrous class who imitate Sterne, not in his wit and humour, but in his indecency and extravagance. The writings of Sterne, though pleasing in the highest degree, have introduced a levity of composition, and under pretence of setting off the finer feelings of the heart, contributed not a little to relax the noble and divine severity of moral rećtitude !
Obedience to Divine Rule, the means of perserying and promoting brotherly love in a Christian church: a Sermon cn Marth. xviii. 15-18. Delivered at Chelmsford, Septa 7th, 1984. At a meeting of the Associated Protestant diffenting Ministers in Effex. By Samuel Andrews. Octavo, 6d. Dilly, 1785.
The trespass which our Lord has in view in this patlage of feripture,
is not, as Mr. Andrews juftly observes, what we ulualiy call an open, gross immorality : no habit of wearing, drinking, fabbath breaking, extortion, or uncleanness; nor even a person's being occasionally overtaken in fins of this kind : these not being trespailes against one member of the church more than another. It is private
and personal injury that is here designed, of which many instances will happen among brethren, who are as frequently together as Christians ought to be, on account of the oppolite tempers which prevail among them; conceit, vanity, pride, illiberality in fome; morofenets, violence, envy, resentment, deceit, narrowness and covetousness in others. If the offences that are given in these ways cannut be made up by private communication, the party offended, is instructed to bring the matter before the church, by any particular fociety of worshipping Christians, who have the power of govern. ment entirely within themselves. This sermon is perfectly in the fpirit of the gospel, plain, sensible, and practical. Art. 26. Viriue and Learning, the great supports of Religion ;
being two Difcourses, preached betore the University of Oxford, in the morning and atternoon, of Sunday the 25th of July, 17846 By the Rev. Evan Rice, A. M. Is. 6d. Rivington, 1785.
The lives of many very learned men are not in favour of Mr. Rice's doctrines, yet upon the whole we think he has very clearly and usefully proved the advantages of an union between virtue, learning, and religion. His text is, " Besides this, giving all diligence, add to your faith, virtue, and to virtue, knowledge." The subject was very happily adapted to the audience, and the reasoning is man. ly, clear, and pertinent. Art.: 27. Å serious Addrefs, on the dangerous Consequence of
neglecting common Coughs and Colds; containing a simpie, efficació ous and domestic method of Cure, &c. &c. The second Edition, By Thomas Hayes, Member of the Corporation of Surgeons, London, &c. 8vo. 25. Murray; 1785.
We noticed the first edition of this pamphlet on its earliest appearänce, as one likely to be highly useful. The author has improved this edition by fore successful directions to prevent and cure con: fumptions. No family ought to be without this pamphlet, nor can any one consult it without advantage. The medicines prescribed, are perfectly simple, and the stile of the address so plain, as to cors respond with the meanest capacities. Art. 28. Chiropodologia, or a Scientific Inquiry into the
causes of Corns, Warts, Onions, and other painful of offensive excreffences. By D. Low, Chiropodift, Rozea, 3s.
This little pamphlet 'upon a subject to very interesting to all Peria patetics, is written with inuch modesty and some fkill; and although the chief design of it may be to recommend a few empirical remedies to the notice of the public; yet the information it contains, and the author's candour in bis method of announcing those remedies, cannot fail of recommending him. Art. 29. A Treatise concerning the properties and effetts of
Coffee. The second Edition, with large Auditions and a preface : by Benjamin Morely, M. D. Author of Observations on the Dysentery of the West Indies. 8vo. 24. 6d. Stockdale.
In the preface to this sensible pamphlet, the writer shews, that although the cultivation of sugar be the great source of wealth in 'our West India colonies, yet the prosperity and even the existence of those colonies, for several good reafons, requires an attention to the
eultivation of inferior staple commodities ; among which he reckons coffee among the most beneficial. . The reit of the preface gives an account of the progress of the cultivation of coffee, and the revenue produced by it, from the time of its being first planted in Jamaica, by Sir Nicholas Laws, in the year 1728, with some observations on the advantages of promoting the growth of every thing that can supply the place of those articles which are brought from the East Indies- This is particularly elucidated in the in tance of Piemento, or All-fpice, the effential oil of which, colour. ed with alkanat root, the Doctor says, from his own knowledge, is fold all over Europe for the oil of cloves.
The doctor after taking notice of the different names given to the plant, and mentioning the botanical description of it by several writers, proceeds to give an entertaining sketch of the history of its introduction in the East, the opposition and persecution it met with from political or supestitious motives, and its triumph over all these difficulties.
There are no aathentic accounts of the dietetic use of coffee, till about the middle of the fifteenth century, when this mode of using it, was brought to Aden, a city of Arabia Felix; for though a native of Arabia Felix, our author observes, that it had been used as a beverage in Africa and Persia, long before it was adopted by the Arabians.
Froin Aden, it went over all Arabia, and other parts of the Ottoman Empire, and arrived at Constantionople in the year 1954 About a century afterwards it was adopted at London and Paris.
The excellence of coffee consists not only in the care with which it is cultivated, but also in an attention to the shipping of it. Chymical analyfis of coffee-Great nicety required in roasting the berry. Medicinal properties and advantages of coffee-Objections to the use of coffee answered-Directions for making this beverage in the must agreeable and wholesome manner-Such are the chief contents of this well written pamphlet, from which the inquisitive man will receive information, and amusement, and which in a political view, deferves the attention of government. Art. 30. A Treatise on the Gout: with the Recommenda
tion of a new Medicine. By Onslow Barrett, M. D. Shrewsbury, Eddows, is. 6d. Stockdale, London. 1785.
Dr. Barret consoles bimself, should he ever feel the critic's lash, that he mean's well for the good of society. But it is impoffible for us to say any thing of the efficacy of secret noftruins. This pamphlet is merely an adverti ement of one for gouty disorders. With the theory and practice of the disorder, Dr. Barrett appears to bo sell acquainted, and according to his account his medicine has fucceeded, but he must know, that with the faculty of which number we profefs ourselves to be, de non apperentibus, et non exiftentibus eadem eft ratio. ART. 31. Reports of the Humane Society. Instituted in the
Year 1774. For the Recovery of Persons apparently Drowned. For the Years 1783, and 1784. 8vo. 2s. Dodsley, &c. 1785, We are, bappy to find by these reports that the funds of the so
ciety are increaied by the well-timed assistance of many who have the inclination as well as the means to support the Humane Society, It is also a great pleasure to discover from these reports, that the plan has been
greatly extended, and the falutary and ingenious doctrines of resuscitation have been employed effectually in the case of persons who have hanged themselves, or swallowed poison. The two cases related by Mr. George Vaux, merit particular attention, as they evince his abilities and humanity. Many new lights are thrown on this important subject, which indeed ought to einploy the attention, and engage the encouragement of the legislature. We recommend this little book as not less useful to the practitioner than pleasing to the benevolent mind. ART. 32. The Medical Family Instructor : containing a selec
tion of interesting subjects; calculated for the information and preservation of mankind. Together with the management of child-bed women, and children. To which is added, an Appen dix on Canine Madness. By C. Hall, M. D. and late Hofpital Surgeon in the Army, Shrewsbury, Wood, 15. od. Stockdale, London, 1785.
There is nothing in this selection which is new to the medical practitioner, or student; but the treatises are happily adapted to families, and the diffufion of them
may be of great lervice. ART. 33. The Remarkable Effects of fixed Air in Mortifica
tions of the Extremities. To which is added, the History of some Worm-Cafes. By John Harrison, Surgeon, of Epsom, Surry. 8vo. is. Baker and Galabin, 1785.
Mr. Harrison relates two cases of mortification, one of a patient aged ninety, the other of one aged feventy, where the following poultice was efficacious.
“ Take of honey two parts, yeast one part, whent flour a sufficient quantity to form a consistence neither itiff nor foft ; lct it before the fire, and apply it when it begins to rise."
In the worm cales, he used with the greatest effect a remedy which he has thought proper to conceal. We can therefore only inention it on his authority, and hope he will be induced to render it more generally useful by more frequent trials, and by a communication of it to the faculty. Art. 34. A Further Account of the Abbe Marin's Case and
perfect Cure of the Gout. By Philip Thickness, with Extracts of Letters from Sir John Duntze, Bart, who is under the same Course' of Medicine. 15. 6d. Debrett, 1785.
The perfect cure of the gout was accomplished by Hemlock, and Wolfsbane. Mr. Thicknefs 'corroborates the foriner testimonies, and subjoins several reasons for thinking that these medicines deserve an extensive trial, He must excuse the faculty, however, if they should happen not to be raih in introducing Dr. Scork's me. dicines a second time. ART.935. Julia to St. Preux. A Poem.
A Poem. By the Author of Werter to Charlotte. 15. Murray. 1785.
In a preceding number we reviewed tliis author's firit poem, and approved of his file and manner, The preicnt falls nothing short, P3
there is the same tender and plaintive sentiment runs through the
“ Yet 'ere death's hand these languid eyes shall close,
And seem'd rapture to the eager mind."
is. 6d. Debrett. ; In this
poem a young lady, who has been shut up in a convent without her consent, is supposed to complain to her father of the wretchedness of her situation. The subject in the hands of a master would inspire the boldest imagery, and the most daring flights of enthusiasm. But as a ponderous weapon in the hand of a Feeble warrior only enders. his imbecillity more confpicuous; so the pathetic or sublime in poetry, when attempted by the mere verfifier, expole, in the most palpable manner, the abject poverty of his genius. While we have Pope's Eloisa to Abelard freih in our memory, we cannot aitend :o a description of glooms, midnight-mansons, flent hours, and virgins pale in the pages before us, without regretting that our time has been so miserably misemployed. ART. 37. Ode to Lansdown Hill, with notes mostly relative
to the Granviile Family; to which are added, two Letters of Advice from George Lord Lansdown, 1711, to William Henry Earl of Bath. 8vo. 2s. Randal, 1785.
The poetry is beneath mediocrity, and the notes trifling and fu« prefluous. There is little in the two letiers that is worth preserv. ing. Art. 38. A Narrative of Faits : supposed to throw Light on the History of the Bristol Stranger; knuwn by the Name of