Att. XXII. A Sermon, preached at the Great Synagogue, Duke's Place,

on the 14th Kislav, (A. M.) 5565, answering to Thursday, 5th December, 1805 ; being the Day appointed for a General Thanksgiving for the Success of his Majesty's Fleet under Lord Nelson, off Trafalgar; by the Rev. Solomon Hirschel, Presiding Rabbi (erroneously styled the High Priest) of the German Jews in London. Arranged and rendered into English by a Friend. W. J. and J. Richardson. London. 1805. A SERMON preached in a Synagogue is almost a curiosity in literature. " Jewish instructors rarely favour the British public with their pulpit discourses. Indeed, as they preach, and of course must publish, in their own language, generally ; only their own people could benefit by such communications. The present composition has, however, found a friend to arrange and translate it ; who well deserves thanks for his trouble and skill on the occasion. We could wish that the learned among the Jews would more frequently step forward, and contribute to support the republic of letters. We might mention several names on the Continent, and a few in Britain, to whom we are obliged for works which bespeak liberal and well-informed minds: and, perhaps, some of that odium, of which the Hebrew nation complains, might be diminished, if not removed, would its literati shew, by their productions, that they are not absorbed in those abstruse and peculiar objects of study, which are usually considered as too much engrossing the researches of their Doctors and Rabbins. Text.--" And when he had consulted the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness as they went out before the army, to say, give thanks unto the Lord, for his mercy endureth for ever.”

The preacher takes. considerable pains to vindicate his nation from rejoicing in the shedding of human blood. He reminds his hearers, that although the Israelites anciently were authorised to exterminate the Canaanites; “ yet we were commanded to offer peace unto them; tbe accept ance of which would have spared the execution of that dreadful sentence. Nay, according to the precepts of our rabbies, [Maimon. Lex Regium,] we are directed, in the siege or blockade of a town, always to leave a part open for the flight of the inhabitants who would save themselves.”

Thus we see that humanity was always a paramount consideration even in wars against pagans : how much more must we be influenced at present, when all civilized nations unite in the belief of the true God! Their destruction, then, can surely be no source of pleasure or exultation; nor can we have the most distant idea, that such could be the ground, on which our virtuous and humane King has commanded this day of thanksgiving. The true ground of thanksgiving to God on such an occasion, is not, then, that of exultation over the fall of our fellow creatures, but the gratitude that we must feel at having ourselves escaped a similar destruction, with which we were threatened, and from which we had no right of preference to expect the peculiar deliverance which God has vouchsafed to grant unto us ; seeing that we are sinful creatures in common with the rest of mankind. Although we .may lamept the necessity of the evil attached to it, yet it is our indispensible duty to thank the Supreme Director of all things for our salvation : and our


gratitude should prompt us to amend our ways, and walk uprightly before the Lord. The good and evil in this life are so mingled, that neither can ever be said to be unalloyed; yet we are bound to praise God for the good that befals us on all occasions : and in battle, where the evil must necessarily preponderate on one side or the other, we ought surely to bs thankful when the good falls to our share.' pp. 10, 11.

We need not point out to our readers the coincidence of these sentiments, with those of a Christian preacher in a foregoing article.

Many loyal things are said of the King ; and many handsome compliments are paid to Lord Nelson : but we did not expect to find his name inserted without preface or apology in a text of Scripture : “ Alas! how are the mighty fallen in the midst of battle! 0 Nelson ! thou wast slain in thine high place !" Art. XXIII. An Elegy on the lamented, though glorious Death of Admiral

the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, Duke of Bronti, &c. Commander in Chief in the Mediterranean ; with an Address to Britannia. By George Taylor, of the Bank of England.

- Dulce et decorum est pro Patriâ mori.-Hor. Lib. iii. Ode i.
In (Nelson's) praise no man can lib'ral be, .

Since they, whose Muses have the highest flown,
Add not to his immortal memory,

But do an act of friendship to their own.-DRYDEN.
W E give Mr. Taylor credit for his zeal on this occasion, but conceive

" he has mistaken his forte, of which, indeed, he seems himself to have entertained some suspicion. However, for his consolation, we can assure him that he does not stand alone in this respect; for the subject has been handled very much and very roughly by many others; and with less success. We give a specimen of the poetry in support of our opinion.

Skilful and brave, and gen'rous and humane,

Pious to God, and friendly to mankind;.
Oh Nelson, might but this, my lowly strain

Attempt to paint thy dignity of mind,
What joy were mine ; but glorious is the theme

And all unequal to the splendour, 1 ;
A bard it needs, illum'd with heavenly beam,

Whose soul can nobly soar, or softly sigh. pp. 5, 6.


Rev. Israel Worsley, who has lately Mr. Parkes, chemist, has in the press escaped from France, intends to publiski a Chemical Catechism for the use of an Account of the State of France, and schools, &c. with notes and a vocabulary its Government during the last three of terms.

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