now become fashionable vehicles: the beit wits of the age pot disdaining to communicate their thoughts occasionally to the public, by that ready and extensive mode of circulation. The most confiderable of these miscellaneous pieces were originally printed in the STUDENT; a work of no mean reputation, supported, for some time, by the contributions of several men of genius, of our two universities. Of this writer's abilities, we endeavoured to give our Readers a cons petent idea, in the brief acoount of his Now Market See Review for May 1771, p. 423. Art. si. A Travelling Dialimary; or alphabetical Tables of

the Diftance of all the principal Ciries, Borough, Market and Sea-port Towns in Great Britain, from each other. Being tho second Part to the New Defiription of the Roads. By Daniel Pater: fon, Afliftant to the Quarter-Mafter-General of his Majesty's Forces, 8vo. 1 s. sewed. Carnan.

Mr. Paterson's Description of the Roads was mentioned in our Review for July lait, p. 79. He has here, in the dictionary-form, which we there recommended, supplemented that De/cription, by a set of very useful tabtes of distances, digelled in a plain and simple manner; by which the number of miles from any one place (mentioned in the book) to another, may be seen on immediate inspection, -Not a few towns, we observe, are omitted ; and fome of such confiderable note, for instance, as Newport in Shropshire, Congleton in Cheshire, Stockport, Ware, &c. notwithitanding which, it seems

there are not less than 46,000 distances here given ; to that it can · rarely happen that any distance will be fought for which cannot be

found in the book. The compiler bath added, in one page, at the end of the volume, a table shewing the distance of feverat towns. bridges, &c. on the river Thames, from each other by water. On the whole, we think this will be found a very useful book, as Mr. P. observes, both to the traveller on the road, and the trader, at his desk. Art. 52. A Letter to a Friend, occasioned by a French Pamph

let lately publihed against Doctor Kennicott, and his Collation of the Hebrew MSS. 8vo. IS, Elmsley. 1772.

The French creatile, to which this is an answer, is written with a good deal of art, and its authors are by no means unacquainted with che Hebrew language, and with Rabbinical disquisitions. Let us confess, however, that the present publication defends Ds. Kennicott, in a great measure, from their attack; though it is written with a degree of spleen which does not ferve to recommend it. Sé Art. 53. The Rights of Sailors vindicated. In Answer to a Let'

ter of Junius on the 5th of October, wherein 'he asserts the Neces. fity and Legality of presling Men into the Service of the Navy, 8yo. s. 6 d. Kearsley. 1772.

This author has revived the confideration of the legality of press: warrants in a season of tranquillity ; because, in such a feason, go. vernment has leisure for the reformation of abuses. But though we respect, very highly, the principles which he means to inculcate, we may venture to assure him, that the legislature will pay very little attention to his arguments and reasonings.



Art. 54. Confusion worse confounded; rout on rout: or the Bishop of

G r 's Commentary upon Rice Evans's Echo from Heaven examined and exposed. By Indignatio. 8vo. 1 s. od.

Hingeston. 1772. · In the appendix to Jortin's Ecclesiastical History, vol. I. we have the Bishop of Gloucester's account of the visions of a strange fanatical enthusiast called Rice Evans, (or Arife Evans,) a prophet of the lalt century, with his Lordship's comment on those visions; which hath furnished a subject for the present humorous author, who diverts, himself and his readers at the expence of the learned Commentator : against whom learning, wit, and argument are, on this occasion, combined. But we muit not omit to observe, that their attacks are also occasionally made on various other parts of Dr. W.'s writings ; especially his critical performances. The whole is intended to evince the truth of a remark of the great Selden's, ' that no man is the wiser for his learning: that learning may adminiiier matter to work in, or objects to work-upon ; but witdom and wit are born with a man.' TABLE Talx. Art. 55. The Beauties of the Magazines, and other periodical

Works, selected for a Series of Years : consisting of Essays, Moral • Tales, Characters, and other fugitive Pieces, by the most eminent - Hands. Izmo. 2 Vols. 6s. Richardson and Urquhart. 1772.

There are many papers worth preserving, that are, in some meafure, lost in the mob of materials of which our magazines are, in general, composed; and here we have a collection of them, which, in our opinion, forms a very agreeable miscellany. Art. 56. Critical Account of the Situation and Distruction, by the · forf Eruption of Mount Vefuvius, .of Herculaneum, Pompeii, and

Stabia; the late Discovery of their Remains, -the Books, Uten

fils, and other Greek and Roman Antiquities thereby happily re· covered. -- In a Letter, originally in German, to Count Bruhl,

from the celebrated Abbé Winkelman, Antiquarian to the Pope. Illustrated with Notes. 8vo. 2 s. 6 d. sewed. Newbery.

From the stale appearance of the paper and print, we are inclined to suspe&t that this translation has been a long time delivered from the press, if not actually pablished earlier than the year 1771, which is the date of the title-page; yet we do not recollect to have seen or heard of it before. The name, however, of the learned and lamented • Abbé Winkelman, will sufficiently recommend it to the curious. Art. 57. Ten Minutes Advice to every Gentleman going to pur1?chase a Horse, out of a Dealer, jockey, or Groom's Stable, • 12mo. Is. Bell. - Intended to guard the horse purchaser from falling into the fnares which are commonly laid by dealers,' &c. This liccle tract may serve as a proper supplement to T'homson's excellent · Rules for bad Horsemen.'

* This ingenious and worthy man was wickedly and basely murdered, at an inn, at Trieste, in the year 1768. The fact was perpetrated by a thieving wretch, merely for the sake of robbing the Abbé of some medals which had been given him by the Emperor of Germany.,


Årt. 58. Antiquities of Greece. By Lambert Bos. With the

Notes of Frederick Leisner. Intended principally for the Use of * Schools. Translated from the original Latin, by Percival Stock

dale. 8vo. 6s. Davies. 1772. · We recommended this work to our Readers, in the Appendix to the 411 vol. of the M Rev. p. 559; where we had occasion to men. tion the French translation of it.

Mr. Stockdale, the English translator, is of opinion, and, we think, not without reason, that this work will be more useful to young scholars,' than Potter's Antiquities of Greece. It is, says he, <more concise, and therefore its information is more easily committed to memory: its plan is more simple and clear ; it leads us through a plain and direct path, to a prospect of antiquity. The work of the learned prelate should only be perused by those who are well versed in Greek literature.' • The present translation seems to have been executed with fidelity and care; but is there not some kind of index, or table of contents, wanting to this work, for the convenience of those who may occafonally wish to consult it? Art. 59. A new Present for a Servant-Maid: containing Rules · for her moral Conduct, both with respect to herself and her Supe.

riors: the whole Art of Cookery, Pickling, Preserving, &c. 1. 'With Marketing Tables, and Tables for casting up Expences, &c.

By Mrs. Haywood. 12mo. 2 s. bound. Pearch, &c. 1771. · The Present for a Servant-Maid has been published, as a twelvepenny pamphlet, above 20 years; and was esteemed by your good housewifes (the race was not quite extinct, in this island, about 20 years ago) as a well-designed and valuable tract. The additions now made, relating to Cookery, and other domestic concerns, muft render the work ftill more extensively useful. Art. 60. Memoirs of Edmund Ludlow. With a Collection of

original Papers, and the Case of King Charles the First. 460. 'Il. is. Becket. &c. 1771.' . Ludlow's name and memory, as the present Editor of his very valuable Memoirs has observed, : will ever be dear'and precious to all lovers of Liberty.'-What 'the worthy and truly patriotic writer did and suffered for the freedom of his country, his own pen has told us'; and the grateful acknowledgments of succeeding generations have done ample justice to his merit and fame; thereby, in some degree, compensating for the hard measure which he personally endured in his life-time.

This edition is handsomely printed, and is prefaced by a short account of General Ludlow's Life. To the Memoirs and original Papers is added; by way of Appendix, the tract mentioned in the title-page ; which was drawn up by Cook, the follicitor for the highcourt of justice, and was intended to have been delivered at the bar, " if the king had pleaded to the charge, and put himself upon a

fair trial.' In this tract, says the editor, the reader may see on what principles those men acted, who passed fentence on King Charles i. it being then published as a juftification of their conduct in that particular.


The editor, concludes his preface with wishing, 28. we also moft sincerely do, that men of all ranks and orders would endeavour to understand the principles of uue liberty, and the just rights of mankind; this being the belt, and, indeed, the only means to difioive all parties, to heal all divisions, and to unite us all in one common cause, viz. in the promoting the prosperity and happiness of Great Britain, and transmitting down to future ages the blesings we now, enjoy,' scris

""*Religious and CONTROVERSIAL. Art. 61. Three Difförtations on Life and Death; viz, I. A Sure

vey of the Brevity and Vanity of human Life; with che Confolation administered by the Chriftian System againit both. H. Confiderations on St. Paul's Wish, to depart and be with Chritt. With an Appendix on the intermediate Statę..And, III. A Commen, tary on Rev. xiv. 13. in which the Nature of Death is farther con.

fidered. By William Jones, Rector of Pluckley in Kent, 8vo. . 1 8, 6 d. Robinson, 1771.1.'' in

These Differtations present us with some plain, pious, and practical reflections on the subjects specified in the title, attended with a few remarks which point out the peculiar cast and complexion of the Author; who, whatever may be his particular notions in fome re. fpects, appears to be sincerely desirous of serving the cause of virtue and religion. He considers two beautiful fimiles, which are used in a well-known text of sacred writ, as a just representation of human life; viz, a Flower, and, a Shadow, which, in a striking manner, express the frail and transitory nature of our present existence. Thefe seflections naturally lead the Writer to direct our thoughts to those hopes and prospects with which we aro favoured by the Christian re, velation. There is no comfort, says he, to be found but from the Gospel of Christ, and a life directed by its precepts. Ops days being few and evil, he is the only wilę and happy man who hath the grace so ta number them, as to apply his beart unto wisdom ; such wife dom, as will guide him in safety through this world of loadowy, to the great realities of the world to come.”

In speaking of the intermediate fate, Mr. Jones declares himself totally against the opinion of the Deep of the foul; and certainly he has an equal right with every other man to form his judgment for himself. He apprehends that the spirit and tenour of scripcure are against the supposition : but he is very uncandid, and has exposed himself to just reproof, when he adds, ' A modern writer now living hath taken as much pains to uphold and recommend it, as if it were the chief object of a Christian's hope ; and the author of the Confessional, who thinks with every man that thinks agaiņst the Chrif: tian church, cries up his doctrine as a moft ingenious discovery.'

We shall close this short article with an account of a criticism upon the difficult text i Cor. xv. 29. Elle what hall they do who are bags fized for the dead, if the dead risé not at all ? Why are they then bapa tized for the dead? We do not propose it as quite a new remark, bur it may be acceptable to some of our Readers, among the many explications that have been given, to be acquainted with, or reminded of, that which is here offered. We shall transcribe it in the Author's


own words, though Mr. Jones has not expressed himself with all the perspicuity that, perhaps, he might have done. : thiók (says he, speaking of St. Paul) he also affirms of the Christians of those days, that they were introduced to à fort of death by the conditions of their baptism : they were baptized, not for the dead (as the English gives it us) but for dead themselves ; that is, as men thenceforward alive unto God, but dead to the works of the fela; to whom riches, and honour, and pleasure were lost and gone to whom the world was crucified and they unto the world. And of himself in particular he speaks under the same figure -1 proteft by your rejoicing which I have in Chrift fefus our Lord, I die daily. All the primitive saints had the fame opinion of themselves; and Ignatius had a way of exprelling it with an ambiguity in which there is a fingular elegance ---Emos Eews esavewis My Love is crucified.' • The Author endeavours to fupport this interpretation by the following note: • The Greck preposition unip is not usually taken in this fenfe ; bor ic. doch not appear why it may not be so taken, as the Lacin pro in these expressions-pro cive fe gerit-he behaves as if he were a citizen- pro jano loqueris--you speak as a man of sense.' Hl. Art. 62. Two Sermons., By the Rev. John Wheldon, A. M.

of St. Ive's, Huntingdonshire. 8vo. 6d. Beecroft, &c. 1772.
i From the text, “If I will that he tarry till I come, what is thac
to thee, &c.' Mr. Wheeldon, in the iit of these sermons, endeavours
to few the criminality of ind:lging an improper curiosity in mara
ters of religion; and, in the second discourse, he endeavours to give
a satisfactory exposition of John xxi. 25. 'And many other things
there are which Jesus did, which, if they were written in a book,
I suppose the whole world would not contain the things which should
be written. There is nothing new in Mr. W.’s explanation of this
told hyperbole. In general, he agrees with Doddridge, that the
meaning is, that the books would be too bulky for the world, i. e.
the men of the world, to receive, or take in. This has, to say che
lealt, so much of che appearance of the truth, that, as our Author ob-
serves, we may well rest satisfied with it, till a more convincing in-
terpretation is given us.--For as printing was not then' invented, is
mult, no doubt, have appeared highly expedient to the evangelifts
to comprize their history in a very fmall compass, not only for the
conveniency of transcribing and circulating the important truths
which they had to communicate to the world, but that their narra-

tives might have a more immediate and deeper effect on the minds
of the people, than would naturally have been produced by a greater
mulciplicity of facts, and a more voluminous detail.
Art. 63. A Letter to Dr. Hallifax, on the Subjects of his Three
- Discourses preached before the University of Cambridge, occa.

fioned by an Attempt o abolish Subscription to the 39 Articles.
140. 18. Kearlly. *772...
· It was not to be expected that Dr. Hallifax's three declamatory
and intemperate fermons would be luffered to pass unnoticed or un-
reproved. Accordingly, he has met with a tharp and spirited anta-
gonist in the present author, who hath' obtained -an entire victory
over the Doctor. He does not extend his remarks to the whole of
Dr. H.'s discourses, but confines himself to the general positions of


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