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DUNCAN'S ESSAY ON GENIUS. AN ESSAY ON GENIUS; or the Philosophy of Literature : containing a Con. plete Analysis of the Human Mind; with an Arrangement of the various Sciences and Species of Literature, according to their rank in the scale of difficulty ; many definitions; and Characters of the most celebrated of Ancient and Modern Authors. By JOAN DUNCAN. In one volume octavo, price 7s. 6d. boards.

TENTAMINA METRICA.
EX TENTAMINIBUS Metricis Puerorum in Schola Regia Edinensi Provectio-
rum Electa, Anno MDCCCXII. Beautifully printed in one Volume small Octavo,
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Hei mihi ! quod nostro parvus in ore sonus.
Sed tamen exiguo quodcunque e pectore rivi

Fluxerit, hoc patriæ serviat omne meæ.-Prop. IV. I. 58.
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RIDDOCH'S SERMONS. SERMONS on SEVERAL SUBJECTS and OCCASIONS. By the late Rev. JAMES Riddoch, A. M. one of the Ministers of St Paul's Chapel, Aberdeen. The Fourth Edition, handsomely printed in 3 vols 8vo. Price £1, 4s, boards.

LAYMAN'S FAITH AND PRACTICE.

A LAYMAN'S ACCOUNT of his FAITH and PRACTICE, as a Member of the Episcopal Church in Scotland : Published with the Approbation of the Bishops of that Church. To which are added, Some Forms of Prayer, from the most approved Ma. nuals, for assisting the Devotion of Private Christians on various occasions. The Se. cond Edition ; with an Appendix, containing the Code of Canons of the Episcopal Church in Scotland. In One Volume 1 2mo, Price 3s. 6d. boards.

CUVIER'S THEORY OF THE EARTH. ESSAY ON THE THEORY of the EARTH. Translated from the French of M. CUVIER, Perpetual Secretary of the French Institute, Professor and Administrator of the Museum of Natural History, &c. &c. By ROBERT KERR, P. R. S. and F. A. S. Edinburgh. With Mineralogical Notes, and an Account of Cuvier's Geological Discoveries, by PROFESSOR JAMESON. Elegantly printed in one vol. 8vo. with Plates. Price 8s. boards.

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