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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 mean, 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 highly 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 entį, tled to the esteem or approbation of the public."

ART. XVI. A Key to Gregory's Arithmetic, adapted to the First and to a prepared Second Edition. To which is affixed a Compendium of Logarithmic Arithmetic. By the Author of the Arithmetic. 5s. 12mo. pp. 128. Longman and Co.


IT has 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 has 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, &c. 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 espe cially 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 we 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 may live for ever through Him." P. 45.


This savours too much of the fanatical 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.



A Letter to his Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, in Reference to the Attention he has lately paid to some of the Religious Classes of the Community. 6d.

Perfect religious Liberty the Right of every Human Being; and Persecution for Conscience Sake the most atrocious of Crimes: proved in a Sermon, preached December 10th, at Hemel Hempstead, for the Benefit of the persecuted Protestants in France. By John Liddon.


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The fatal Effects of Religious Intolerance. A Sermon preached at Gateacre's Chapel, on Sunday, December 17, 1815, in Recommendation of a Subscription for the Relief of the persecuted Protestants of France, and published for their Be. nefit. By the Rev. W. Shepherd. 1s. 6d.

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The Life and Reign of James II. King of England, &c. collected out of Memoirs written by his own Hand, together with the King's Advice to his Son, and his Majesty's Will. Published from the original Stuart Manuscripts in Carlton House. By the Rev. J. S. Clarke, LL.B. F.R.S. Historiographer to the King, Chaplain to the Household, and Librarian to the Prince Regent. 2 vols. 4to. 61. 6s.

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Observations on Banks for Savings. By the Right Hon. George Rosé. 28.


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The Wanderer in Norway. By Thomas Brown, Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh. 8vo. 7s.

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Italian Phraseology, intended to serve as a Companion to all Grammars. It will contain a Collection of the most useful Phrases, with their various Constructions, explained by a new Method, by Mr. Santeignello.

A Narrative of a Ten Year's Residence at the Court of Tripoli; from the original Correspondence, in the Possession of the Family of the late Richard Tully, Esq. the British Consul; comprising Authentic Memoirs and Anecdotes of the reigning Bashaw, his Family, and various Persons of Distinction; an Account of the domestic Manners of the Moors, Arabians, and Turks, &c &c. In a quarto volume.

Amusements in Solitude; or the Influence of Science, Literature, and the liberal Arts on the Conduct and Happiness of Private Life, by the Author of the Philosophy of Nature.

An Essay on the distinct Provinces of Reason and Faith, by the Rev. Charles I. Lyon, B. A. being the Cambridge Hulsian Prize Essay for 1815.

Lectures on the Principles and Institutions of the Roman Catholic Religion, by the Rev. Joseph Fletcher, M. A. iu an octavo volume.

A Translation of M. de Pratt's Work, entitled, The Congress of Vienna.

Modern Judaism, or a brief Account of the Opinions, Traditions, Rites and Ceremonies maintained and practised by the Jews in modern Times, by Mr. Allen.

A Treatise on Greyhounds; with Observations on the Treatment and Disorders of them.


Sketches in Flanders and Holland; in a Series of Letters to a Friend, comprising an Account of a Tour through the Low Countries, immediately subsequent to the Battle of Waterloo, and illustrated by Thirty-six Plates etched by the Author, and aqua-tinted by eminent Engravers, in one volume quarto.

A History of the Kingdom of Hanover, and of the Family of Brunswick; in a large quarto volume, embellished with a Map, and many Engravings.

Historical, Military, and Naval Anecdotes of personal Valour and Bravery, and particularly Incidents which occurred to Great Britain and her Allies in the last long contested War, terminating in the glorious peace of 1814. The size of this work will be an elephant quarto, and will be published in Numbers, each embellished with four Plates, from Drawings by the first Artists.

A School Edition of Juvenal, with English Notes, (the objectionable Passages omitted) by the Rev. W. Wilson, M. A. of St. Bees' School.

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