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cullion of public conduct and public characters, we are told that such offences must come. But we know that in inferior districts and communities, the odious and contenptable have awkwardly imitated this licence; and that scarcely in any retirement, can the most unoffending be affured of enjoying the peace of private life, or the honest discharge of his social duties, when there are vehicles to convey to public view, the wantonnefs or malice of any one man who wishes to disturb his peace, I ask not why the vigour of government hath not been exerted to crush thefe ferpents. I enquire not into the propriety of those max. ims.or modes of policy, by which they have been suffered to exhaust their own venom : till the indiscriminate rage of censure hath; at length, deprived it of its sting; and the innocent and guilty alike are taught to despite the impotence of its hitlings."
A dreadful, but too true an effect of the present licentious abuse of the prefs ;' which we are so often called upon to reprehend ! A Sermon on the late General Fafl, preached at Gray's-Inn Chapel,
on Friday, Dec. 13, 1776. By Henry Stebbing, D.D.: 8vo. is. Flexney,
Proper without peculiarity, except that some may think Dr. Srebbing a little uncharitabiy severe on the poor deluded Amea: ricans.
A Sermon preached before the University of Oxford, on Friday,
Dec. 13, 1776, being the Day appointed for a General Faft.
Dr. Cooper very judiciously observes, that when men's prin. ciples are wrong, their practices will seldom be right. This is an undoubted truth; it will bear, however, much dispute, whether he has applied it properly in his practical reflcctions on the present state of political affairs,
A. Sarmon preached on Friday, Dec. 13, 1976. By William
Carpenter, D. 1. 4to, 6d. Robinson. - A well-meaning practical discourse, tending to shew that repentance and amendment of life are the only means of reconiciling ourselves to God, and deserving the protection of divine providence. A fincere, general and confant Reformation of Manners, recama, mended, in a Sermon, preached at Eling in Hants, on Friday the 13th of December, 1776; being the Day appointed for a General Baf. By the Rev. Philip Le Brocq, M. A. Curate of Eling. 4to. Is. Baker, Among other objects of complaint and regret, Mr. Le Brocq very juftly laments, what may be called the characteriftic vice of the age, hypocrisy; a vice of all others the most odious and detestable in the eyes both of God and Man.
A Sermon preached at the Parish-church of Newbery, Berész Dec.
13, 1776, being the Day appointed for a Public Fall. By the Rev. Thomas Penrose. 410. 15. Davis.
A powerful persuasive to the preservation of peace and goodwill aipong men,
Two Sermons préached Dec. 13, 1776, being the Day appointed for a General Faf. By the Rev. Richard de Courcy. 8vo. 15... Rabinson.
A pious dissertation on the nature and efficacy of fafting, with the peculiar propriety of seeking the Lord, in the day of diftress.
The best Method of putting an End to the American War, Being
the Substance of a Sermon preached Dec. 13, 1776, the Day of the General Faft. By. Gradock Glafcott, A. M. Svo. 3d, Mathews.
This best method appears to be the pious effufion of some rhapsodical methodist.
A Sermon preached Dec. 13, 1776, the late Day of National
Humiliation, to a Congregation of Proteftant Diflenters. By
Newcome Cappe, 8vo. 6d. Johnson. An animated and pathetic discourse, exceptionable only in being too much perhaps in favour of the Americans.
God's Departure from a People, the mof dreadful Judgment
Preached to a Congregation of Proteftant Dissenters at BethnalGreen. By John Kello. 8vo. 6d. Buckland.
God's departure from a people is certainly the moft dreadful judgment that can befall them : but we think it a want of judgment in our modern fermonizers, to represent the Deity ası fo capricious and revengeful a being, as too many of them are apt to do.
Serious Reflections addressed to all Parties, on the present fate of
American Affairs.—Preached at Chefpunt in Hertfordshire. By P. Worfey. 8vo, 6d. Buckland.
Mr. Worsley here paints with a lively pencil the horrors of a civil war, and as devoutly, prays that our unhappy dif. ferences with America may soon be adjusted.
A Short, Plain Discourse, delivered in the Parish Church of
Lambaurn, in Berks. By the Rev. J. Smith, Vicar. 8vo, 6d.
This discourse is, indeed, ro plain, that he who runs may read, and so short that he need not run fast to be very
foon at the end of it. It has a propriety in it, however, which is wanting in many longer discourses; the author very probably proceeding on the antient adage, so very apt on all critical occasions," the least said is soonest mended."
The Denunciation of Christ against Jerufalem confidered and ap. plied. Preached in the Parish Church of St. Michael Carnhill. By R. P. Finch, D.D. Rector of that Parifai 460.6d. Rivington
Ao application of a portion of Scripture more pious and general, than the present partial occafion may seem to require.
1 Sermon preached before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in the
Abbey Church at Wefminfter, Nov. 5, 1776, By John Lord Bishop of Rochester. 410. 6d. Dodsley.
A good-enough bishop's-fermon on To trite and hacknied occalion as the gunpowder plot.
The Love of Mankind the Fundamental Principle of the Chrisian
Religion. Preached before the Gentlemen Natives of the County of Somerset, at their Annual Meeting in the Church of St. Mary, Redcliff Bristol, Sept. 16, 1776. By John Lunghorne, D.D. Rector of Blaydon, Somer setshire. 4to. is. Bicker.
Every thing in this world seems to be turned topsy-turvy by the tasty writers of this refined age. Thus the natives of Zus merzet-zbire, zbure, are all become gentlemen ; and what is more extraordinary, the fundamental principle of the Christian seligion, which was heretofore universally said to be the Love of God, is dwindled down to the Love of Man !--Egregious Dr. John Langhorne !
The Power of Christianity over the malignant Paffions, afferted,
the real Causes of Perfecution among Christians, and the true
Encouragerats Encouragements promised to Reformation. Before the Governors of
the Magdalen Hospital, May 2, 1776. By Robert Markham, D.D. Rector of St. Mary's, Whitechapel. 60. Rivington.
We are glad to find Dr. Markham not so uncharitably fe. vere or the poor penitent prostitutes, as we have sometimes heard a certain divine; wlio now lays claim to the compas. sion even of Magdalens.
A Sermon preached at St. Paul's, New-York, Sept. 22, 1776.
Being the first Sunday after the English Churches opened on Gen neral Howe's taking Pollision of the Town, &c. By the Rev. Mr. O'Beirne, Chaplain to Lord Howe. Published at the Re
quest of the Congregation. 6d. Beecroft, &c. : It would be strange if a sermon, preached on such an occasion, were not politically loyal, as well as religiously ore thodox.
CORRESPONDENCE. The following letter containing in a great measure our own sentiments concerning the work therein inentioned, we spare ourselves the trouble of a formal article by inserting it.
TO THE AUTHORS Of The LONDON REVIEW. Gentlemen, Perhaps it may not come within your plan to take any notice of such things as The Ladies Diaries ; but I hope you will so far oblige me as to recommend to publick notice, that lately published by Reuben Burrow. It is indeed the work of a master in science, and contains many geometrical propofitions, most of which are new and curious, others very general, and of very extensive utility, and all of them demonitrated with the molt elegant conciseness. I would not have you think that this is a mere putt, for I assure you that neither the author nor the publisher know any thing of my writing this, nor do I intend that they shall know from whence it comes; but I send you this merely out of gratitude for the pleasure I have already received, and the fue ture profit I hope to reap from this ingenious performance; and I make no question but that all masters of the subject will accord with this my testimony. At the same time I must confess, that I could have wished the author had spared his farcaitical remarks upon some great names in the same walk of science with himself, as there is room enough therein for all to move peaceably and quietly, without joftling each other.
I am, Yours,
ANONYMOUS. *** The Reviewers would gladly comply with Mr. Bolterton's requeft; but are fearful that lo profound an investigation, as he seems to require, into so very abstruse a subject, would prove as little edifying as entertaining to their readers. It is the less necessary also, if it be true, as he informs us, that Dr. Priestley has taken up the pen in defence of himself—Nobody is better able to do him justice.
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Miscellaneous Works of the late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of
Chesterfield : consisting of Letters to his Friends, never before printer, and various other Articles. To which are prefixer, Memoirs of his Life, tending to illustrate the Civil, Literary, and Political, History of his Time. By M. Maty, M. D. late Principal Librarian of the British Museum, and Secretary to the Royal Society. In Two Volumes, 4to. 21. 2s. Dilly.
The editor of this work observes, in a short introduction to his account of the life of the author, that " it is from the number and variety of private memoirs, and the collision of opposite testimonies, that the judicious reader is enabled to strike out light, and find his way through that darkness and confufion, in which he is at firit involved by them."
“ It is," says he, “ from observing different individuals, that we may be enabled to draw the outlines of that extraordinary complicated being, màn. The characteristics of any country or age mult be deduced from the separate characters of persons, who, however distin. guishable in many respects, still preserve a family likeness. From the life of almost any one individual, but chiefly trom the lives of such eminent men as seemed destined to enlighten or to adorn "Society, instructions may be drawn, fuitable to every capacity, rank, aa-, or ftation. Young men aspiring to honors cannot be too alliduous in tracing the means by which they were obtained : by obterving with what difficulty they were preserved, they will be apprised of their real value, estimate the risks of the purchase, and discover frequent disappointment in the pofleflion.
" It is not my province to determine, whether the memoirs of lord Chesterfield will ‘antwer these several purposes. I profess, however, they were written with thac view. The cransactions of the wo lait Vol. V.