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grasp might be fate, and its flight might be famine, still it reposed on earth's pinnacle, and played in heaven's lightnings ; that though it might fall in ruins, it arose in fire, and was withal so splendid, that even the horrors of that fall became immerged and mitigated in the beauties of that aberration! But here is an ambition-base, and barbarous, and illegitimate : with all the grossness of the vice, with none of the grandeur of the virtue; a mea), muffled, dastard incendiary, who in the silence of sleep, and in the shades of midnight, steals his Ephesian torch into the fane, which it was virtue to adore, and worse than sacrilege to have violated.”
Art. XV. French Delectus, consisting of a Variety of Short
Sentences, Historical Anecdotes, &c. "By James Foley, of the
University of Paris. Law and Whittaker. 1815, THE commercial intercourse between France and Great Britain, which is about to take place, renders the acquisition of the French language bighly necessary. As an elementary book, and an easy introduction to the French language, Mr. Foley's French Delectus has a claim to public notice. The following sentiment with which the author closes his preface, is excellent.
" The cause of instruction should never be separated from that of morality: those who deviate from this principle in the education of youth, whatever merit they may appear to possess, are not entitled to the esteem or approbation of the public."
Art. XVI. A Key to Gregory's Arithmetic, adapted to the
First and te a prepared Second Edition. To which is attired a Compendium of Logarithmic Arithmetic. By the Author of the Arthmetic. 55. 12mo. pp. 128. Longman and Co.
1814... IT bas become fashionable of late to publish books on certain subjects wrapped up in a deal of obscurity which 'renders another volume indispensable, under the name of A Key. How far such a mode of disseminating knowledge is expedient, we will not determine. Mr. Gregory has exercised a great deal of labour in this work, as also in his arithmetic, which is upon a new system. We think Mr. Gregory bas been peculiarly happy in his explanations of the nature and use of logarithms; and this work reflects credit on the abilities of the Master of the Free Grammar School of Repton.
Art. XVII. The Principal Events in the Life of Moses, 8c.
By Henry Lacey. 16mo. Darton. 1815. SACRED Biography is a copious source of pleasing instruction to persons of all ages, classes, and conditions ; but is especially calculated to form the lives and direct the conduct of the young. · Moses, the great legislator of the chosen people of God, and the inspired writer of the Pentateuch, from the momentous events of his life is a character, which, if well delineated, must have a striking and impressive effect. Moses was his own biographer; we approve therefore the idea which the author of the present work has adopted, of drawing from the inspired writings of the great Hebrew Lawgiver a well arranged narrative of his life. Such a work is peculiarly serviceable, to preserve the rising generation from the poison of Infidelity diffused through various channels, and in which both the divine legation, and the inspiration of Moses as an author, are called in question.
Mr. Lacey has adopted a pleasing and familiar style ; and his observations are of a practical nature, well calculated for general edification. But we cannot forbear censuring an opinion, which ve conceive of a dangerous nature in Christian theology. Speaking of the children of Israel gathering manna in the wilderness, the author thus expresses himself.
" Without speculating on the mode in which the manna came down, the Israelites had but one enquiry to make;. Whether the provision was suited to their wants ?' 'Thus should we be comparatively unconcerned about the mode of dispensing the ordinances of Christ : anxious only that Christ may dwell in our hearts by faith, and that we may live for ever through Him.” P. 45.
This savours too much of the fanalical spirit of the times, which is setting at nought all the divine appointments. With the above exception, Mr. Lacey's Life of Moses is a pleasing and useful work.
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