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In the press, and will be published tajns, Plains, Lakes, &c. &c. will be dis-, early next month, handsomely printed played with the utmost accuracy. "The in 410. at the Cambridge University whole of the Views are taken from NaPress, Vol. I. (price 11. 4s.) of Gesenius's ture, upon the spot, by an Artist who Hebrew Lexicon to the Books of the Old was resident in the Colonies upwards of Testament, including the Geographical ten years, and during that time em * ' Names, and Chaldaic Words, in Ezra ployed by the late Governor as bis and Daniel ; translated into English from artist ; consequently he had the best the German, by Christopher Leo, for- opportunities of selecting the most picmerly Teacher of German and Hebrew toresque and interesting subjects for the in the University of Cambridge, and now pencil, with which those countries so Professor of German at the Royal Mili- amply abound. tary College, Bagshot. The philological In the press, and speedily will be pabi laboncs of William Gesenius, Professor lished, Letters in Rhyme, from a Mother A of Theology in the University of Halle, at Home, to Her Daughters at School. in Prussia, but especially his profound In a leat pocket volume. Alsn, Tales knowledge of the oriental languages, from afar. By a Country Clergyman. are so well known and appreciated in one vol. 12mo. this country, as to render the speedy Mr. W. A. Hails, of Newcastle upon :) publication of his Hebrew Lexicon in Tyne, has really for the press, Remarks i an English dress a matter of congratu- on Volney's Ruins of Empires, to be delation to all who have devoted them- dicated, by permission, to the Right selves to the study of the Scriptures, on Rev. the Lord Bishop of St. David's. account of the valuable assistance to be These Reinarks, it is hoped, will supply s7 derived from it. This Lexicon is the what has long been cousidered a desiden first, in which the alphabetical arrange- ratum, a regular reply to the sophisins!! ment of the words has been adopted, of that daring and popular writer.' and that alone would give it a decided Sir G. F. Hampson, Bart. is preparing superiority over all that have preceded a short Treatise, endeavouring to poindini it. The Translator bas spared no pains out the conduct by wbich Trustees will sie to do justice to the work; be has every- be exposed to liability. ::!. where verified the citations with tlie pas- Mr. Lambert, Vice-President of the A sages referred to, and thereby been en- Linuæan Society, has been a long time i abled to correct the errors which had engaged in the second volume of his . crept into the original; and he has also splendid work, a Description of the made such additions as appeared to bin : Genus Pinus, which is expected to apo to be necessary. To the liberality of pear in the course of the Month oite u the Syndics of the Cambridge Univer- This Work consists of Plates and Deo sity Press, the Translator is indebted for scriptions of Species of the Genus en- <! the means of prosecuting a work of such tirely new; and the most magnificent vtility, and for the moderate price at hitherto discoveredzuwhich, as they willst which it is offered to the Public. The bear the Climate of this Country, they.al Second Volume is proceeding, and will cannot fail to be an important acquisiappear with as little delay as possible. tion to the Parks and Plantations, both
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ART. XI. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.
The Manners, History, Literature, An Introduction to Practical Astro
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eight Lithographic Drawings,) being the planation of their construction and use. commencement of a Classical CycloBy the Rev. W. Pearson, LL. D. F.R.S. pædia, intended to present, in a veat &c. Treasurer to the Astronomical So- and cheap forın, the substance of what ciety of London. Vol. I. royal 4to. 31. 3s. is at present spread over works of great boards.
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for the Improvement and Preservation his Brither, the Rev. Charles Wesley,
of the Sight. Plain Rules which will A.M. and memoirs of their family:
enable all to judge exactly when, and comprehending an account of the great
what spectacles are best calculated for revival of religion, in which they were
their eyes, &c. &c. By William Kitchthe first and chief instruments. By tlie
iner, M.D. 12mo. 78. Rev. llenry Moore, only surviving 'Trustee of Mr. Wesley's MSS. In two vols. Vol. I. 10s. 6d.
A Grammatical Parallel of the AnBiography of celebrated Roman Cha- cient and Modern Greek Languages. racters: with numerous anecdotes, il
Translated from the modern Greek of M. lastrative of their lives and actions. By Jules David, late of the Greek College the Rev. William Bingley, M.A. F.L.S.
of Scio. By John Mitchell. 12mo. 8s. (with Plates.) 12mo. 7s.
* The Italian Interpreter, consisting of The Life of Shakspeare ; enquiries Copious and Familiar Conversations, on into the origiuality of his dramatic plots
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in a separate column, the exact mode of il. Is.
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Forsaken, By R, Sulivan, f.cap. 8vo. 58. VOL. XXII. N. S.
i'he somewhat unusual and inconvenient length of the following letter of complaint, or rather of reproof, from the Author of the traot entitled ““ Professional Christianity,” has made us hesitate whether to give it entire. In suppressing some passages, we should, possibly, have consulted the Writer's credit as much as our own convenience. But to prevent all suspicion of unfairness, we have determined to give the complainant whatever benefit he may derive from an appeal to our readers, without alteration or abridgement, though we cannot let it pass without comment.
We regret that we were unable to make room for it in our last Number. The article in question appeared in the Eclectic Review for April. • Mr. Editor,
• My attention was lately called to the April number of your Eclectic Review, by a note from a highly respectable clergyman, of my acquaintance, informing me that he had just seen in it “ a very ill natured and most unjust review" of a small publication of mine entitled " Professional Christianity;" and stating his belief that
some hair-brained doctor had got the intemperate article introduced stung with my Christian fidelity;"—and more recently another vene. rable and judicious clerical friend who had perused my work with approbation, has dropped me a note of a similar nature. On reading over the Review alluded to, I do perceive that it is far from giving to your readers a just representation of the general tendency of my publication -on the contrary, its Author has confined himself to the business of arraigning my motives, and taking hold of a few detached passages as a basis on which to found conclusions and consequences
quite opposite from the scope of my argumentation, and intersperses among his remarks a general and sweeping condemnation of the whole production evidently and directly for the purpose of misleading your readers, and representing my little work as really so crude, libellous, and injudicious, as to be unworthy of their notice.
- Where I am conscious of rectitude of intention, and see my way clearly to be consonant with the unerring principles of truth, I am not much given to yield deference to the opposing opinions of others whomsoever ;-much less to tremble and vacillate under the paw of malicious and merciless criticism. Such a bug bear would have no more influence in diverting my purpose from a pursuit in which my judgement led me to believe I might be useful, than a nursery hobgoblin. Accordingly had the notice of “ Professional Christianity" in question appeared under a less respectable cover than that of the Eclectic Review, I should have met it with the silence it merits.; but issuing as it does before the public under your sanction, I cannot acquit myself of the respect due to you and to your readers, were I to withhold a reply; and I am sure I pay nothing more than a just tribute to your candour and impartiality as an Editor, when I solicit of you as an act of justice to myself, the favour of inserting these remarks.
1. Your Reviewer commences and concludes his strictures on “ Professional Christianity,” by impugning the Author's motives. Your readers, however, do not require to lie told how unusual a course this is on the part of a reviewer, and how inconsistent with common candour not to say Christian charity. Is it fair to urge any charge against the motives of an Author unwarranted by the obvious tendency of his production and the consonancy of his views with principle ? In the present case, the only just standard of principle is the word of God. By this criterion, let my pamphlet ind his review stand or fall in the eye of every discerning and Christian reader of your journal. I shall be content with their award, and if a single sentiment expressed by me is shewn to be inconsistent with Scripture, I, on my part; shall publicly renounce it.
. 2. To justify my motives would ill become me. To insinuate that they are pure, would display a lamentable ignorance of my own heart. But of this I am sure, that in exact proportion as I am regulated by scriptural influence, so will my motivos depart more and more from the characteristics of a worldly, selfish, or otherwise degrading principle ; and from thence I draw the conclusion, that while the Scriptures continue true,-and human nature continues depraved, so will the motives in every other human breast be purified and ele. vated, or contaminated and degraded as they correspond with, or di. verge from Scripture.-Verbum sat sapienti.
* 3. If your reviewer has judged me uncharitably in this respect, recrimination would, in any view, ill become me; but especially as he relieves me from all ground of complaint by the admission,
How eccellent soever may be the Writer's intentions.” For this meagre mor: sel of approval, I would thank him, were it not that the direct selfcontradiction it implies, neutralizes all its value. How le can consistently admit that my motives “may be excellent,” and yet expect me to be “ heartily ashamed,” especialiy “ of having thought to recommend myself by libelling my profession,” and affecting a zeal which he asserts to be “ not according to knowledge," 1 cannot perceive. How again, after admitung that he “ is at a loss to conjecture what motive can have prompted me,' &c. he can take it upon liim immediately thereafter, so directly to charge my motives, is another inconsistency your readers will probably expect his ingenuity to reconcile as a matter of curiosity. I can only assure him for my part, that the next time I think proper to appear in the press, I shall not be very solicitous what motives are ascribed to me by such a Reviewer as he has shewn himself to be.
* 4. My style.Your Reviewer designates, it a strange rhapsody," * bombastical,' “ an exaggeration or rather a burlesque of Mr. Irving." I shall be quite content your readers consult the work it. self on this point; at any rate they will perceive there is not much in the quotations adduced to justify these epithets. Nothing is more easy than to apply epithets, and in the present case, nothing would be more silly than to rebut them.
' 5. My matter.-On this point our reviewer is particularly violent. We would ask him, why so intemperate? Is he an advocate full
Christianity in medical men as he insinuates by the very slovenly ad-
that writer betrays the most palpable inconsistencies in thinking as
of ", Professional Christianity,” (a point rendered extremely equivocal
• 1. Your Reviewer first objects to my mode of accounting for what he admits to be “the prevailing infidelity among medical men," and after quoting me at some length, very courteously adds, this is not true,"--and a train of similar assertions. For the purpose of controverting my position, he farther indulges in a series of remarks, which, had he duly adverted to the two first lines of his quotation of me, would have appeared to himself so inapplicable as to have been
entirely spåred... Like a true materialist, he refers all unęásy deelings ut at the first spectacles of mortality, to the playsical effect on the sto
mach of the student. But as my qualifying clause in commencement limited my remarks only to those students who enter the dissecting
room with serious impressions respecting their own future destiny, wie. with a conscience in a state of sensibility, he will see that mere
physical sensations it was not my object to notice. However newlmy account of the matter may be to him, I have had too many opportunities of witnessing the same melancholy course from serious feeling to confirmed apathy in reiterated drafts of students for a sucoession of years to be disconcerted by collision of ideas on the subject, and how
ever monstrous the conclusions may be to which it Jeads, it is too 1 deeply founded in human nature to be controverted. 7 $1
Our reviewer's principal argument in overturning my position $: is the singular assertion : “ The fact is notorious that there are men
of the first eminence in the profession who are neither infidels nor men of decided piety.” A moment's further reflection, however,
uld have enabled him to perceive, that his authority on this point