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scription, An Essay on Transparencies; it will be dedicated by permission to Her Majesty, and their Royal Highnesses the Princesses Augusta, Elizabeth, Mary, Sophia, and Amelia; one large quarto volume, price two guineas.

A new edition of Harmer's Observations on divers Passages of Scripture, enlarged and corrected by the Rev. Adam Clarke, A. M. is nearly ready for publi


The Rev. W. Shrubsole's Christian Memoirs, or New Pilgrim's Progress, the third edition improved, with a Life of the Author, by his son, is in the press.

The Rev. Mr. Hewitt, Fellow of Hertford College, will issue from the Clarendon press, a New Translation of Grotius on the Truth of the Christian Religion. The numerous testimonies in the notes, which, in the edition of the original, now issuing from the same press, are accommodated to editions prior to 1680, will in this translation be adapted for convenience to recent editions. A few notes will be added to those of Grotius and Le Clerc, by the Translator.

Proposals have been circulated for publishing by subscription, a volume of Sermons, by Dr. Benjamin Grosvenor, selected from a collection in the possession of the Rev. John Davies, of Lymington, Hants. The volume will contain his most · admired Sermons, which are exceedingly scarce, and others equally excellent which are little known. The work will be edited by Mr. Davies, and a recommendatory preface will be written by the Rev. David Bogue, A. M. The work will comprise +420 pages octavo, closely printed, price se-ven shillings to subscr bers, and eight shillings to non-subscribers. The volume to be paid for on delivery.

The first number will very shortly be ready of Illustrations of the most remarkable scenes in Scotland, from Pictures by William Scrope, Esq. F. L. S. to be published in Numbers at the price of one gui*nea each,

A Catalogue of the Particulars of the MSS Collations and Books with MSS Notes, of the late James Philip D'Obville, Esq. purchased hy the University of Oxford in 1805, for 10257. will shortly be printed.

A Catalogue Raisonnée of the very extensive and valuable collection of Books deposited in the British Museum, is now in contemplation; and it is hoped that it will not be long before the public will be favoured with a specimen of it.

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late Arthur Murphy, Esq. will be published immediately.

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The prospectus of a new periodical work, to be published by subscription, has just appeared. It is to consist of a series of short and simple essays and songs, calculated, in their general operation, progressively to assist the musical education of young ladies at boarding schools, it will be called The Musical Mentor, or St. Cecilia at School: the whole written and composed by Mr. Dibdin. The publicat on will consist of twenty-six numbers, one of which will be issued every fortnight; the whole making an elegant quarto volume; price of each number eighteen-pence; the first number to be issued May 30th.

Speedily will be published, A History of Birds, for the use of young people, by the late Mrs. Charlotte Smith.

The seventh volume of Dr. Shaw's Zoology, containing Birds, is nearly ready for publication.

In the press, and to be published by subscription, A new Translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses into English blank verse by J. J. Howard, Esq.; two volumes.

Mr. Belfour, the translator of the Musica, and Fabulas Literarias of Yriarte, is about to publish a new and improved edition of Jarvis's version of Don Quixote, embellished with superb engravings, and illustrated by notes historical, critical, and literary, from the pens of Mayans, Bowle, Viconte de los Rios, Pellicer, and other able commentators: containing remarks on the Ife and writings of Cervantes, anecdotes of his contemporaries, and particulars of the manners, customs, and state of literature of the time in which he lived ; forming a more faithful, spirited, and classical edition of that immortal work than has hitherto been submitted to the public.

In the press, and will be published in the present month, The Poems of Ossian in the original Gaelic, with literal translations into Latin, by the late Robert Macfarlan, A. M. together with a Dissertation on the Authenticity of the Poets, by Sir John Sinclair, Bart. and a Translation from the Italian of the Abbé Cesarotti's Critical Dissertation on the Controversy respecting their authenticity, with notes and a supplemental Essay, by John M'Arthur, LL. D.; three volumes, royal octavo.

Mr. White Wilkinson intends to publish in the course of a few weeks, A Review of the Bishop of Llangaff's Two Apologies for Christianity and the Bible.

Mr. W. W. intends, also to publish a The Works of Sallust, translated by the companion volume to the above, and about

the same time, under the title of The Religion of Reason.

Mr. Byerly has in the press his long promised volume of Poems, which may be expected to make its appearance about the middle of the present month.

Soon will be published, in large quarto, No. I. of the British Gallery of Pictures, in two series. The first series containing a description of the cabinets and galleries of Pictures in Great Britain, embellished with engravings, on a small scale, from all the best and most interesting paintings in the different collections.Each collection of magnitude being distinctly illustrated by a concise history of its formation, and a description of its contents.

The second series will contain a history of painting and its professors, embellished with highly finished specimens from the works of the most celebrated masters, selected from the finest examples in Great Britain; together with a descriptive elucidation of the peculiar excellence of each painting, and anecdotes of the pictures. The historical and descriptive part by William Young Ottley, Esq. The engravings by Mr. P. W. Tomkins, Historical Engraver to Her Majesty, who has the management of the executive part of the work; Mr. L. Schiavonetti, Mr. A. Cardon, and other eminent engravers: the whole under the superintendance of Henry Tresham, Esq. R. A.

A Carthusian has circulated proposals for publishing by subscription, a Historical Account of the Charter-House, compiled from original documents, and the works of Herne and Bearcroft. This undertaking will contain the Origin of the Charter-House, as a Monastic Institution, with a brief account of its Founder, and the order established there; also the Dissolution of the Priory by the Grand Dilapidator of religious houses, Henry VIII. It will then proceed to detail the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Charter House, under Mr. Thomas Sutton's endowment, with Biographical Notices of of several men eminent for their talents, learning, and piety, who were cherished and educated within the walls of that most noble foundation. And will con Iclude with an Abstract of Charters and other authentic documents, which relate to the different establishments The work is intended to be embellished with vignettes characteristic of the work; and a portrait of Mr. Sutton; and will be comprised in two volumes octavo, printed on superfine paper, and on a new clear type. The subscription One Guinea. It will be published in the 30th of March, 1807.

In the Press, Shuckford's Sacred and Profane History of the World Connected with the Creation and Fall of Man, revised and corrected by Adam Clarke, A. M. to form three handsome Vols. 8vo, with Maps. Also Prideaux's Connection, printed uniformly, in 4 vols. with the Life of the Author, now first prefixed, which contain his Answer to the objections against, and Illustrations of, some parts of his Connection, with Maps and a fine Portrait.

University of Oxford.-The following subjects are proposed for the Chancellor's prizes for the present year.

For Latin Verse-Plata Fluvius.
For an English Essay-On Duelling.

The Trustees for the Hulsean Prize in the University of Cambridge have given notice, that a premium of forty pounds will be given for the best Critical Essay on the ninth book of Bishop Warburton's Divine Legation of Moses."

The Hulsean Prize for the present year, is adjudged to the Rev. Samuel Berney Vince, B. A. Fellow of King's College, for an Essay on the following Subject, "The Propagation of Christianity was not indebted to any secondary causes."

The subject of the poem for Mr. Seaton's prize for the present year is "The Shipwreck of Paul."

The subject appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Sir William Browne's me dal, are for the present year, is Odes "In obitum Gulielmi Pitt."


M. Hammer, Councellor of Jurisprudence, has bequeathed to the Norwegian Society of Sciences at Copenhagen, the sum of 20,000 Danish crowns, a valuable library of printed and MS. hooks, and a museum of Natural History; the interest of that sum is to be employed in promoting a knowledge of the Natural History of Norway.


M. A. Labaume has translated the Asiatic Researches into French; they are published at Paris in two quarto volumes, with notes and engravings, and are printed at the Imperial Press. The author has been assisted by M. Langles, a learned Orientalist. M. L. has availed himself of his advantages of science and opportunity, by illustrating the work, with many notes, particularly to the geographical, philological, and historical memoirs. The papers on Physiology and Astronomy have been revised and annotated by M. Delambre. MM. Cuvier, Lamarck, and Olivier, have paid corresponding attention to the department of Natural History. M. Marcel,

under the direction of M. Langles has cast two accurate fonts of the Bengallee character, the first used in France. To M. M. and his predecessor M. Dubois-Laverni the work is indebted for very great typographical correctness. (Recherches Asiatiques. 2 vols. 4to. plates, 84 fr. Treuttel and Wurtz.)

M. Fouchy, Perpetual Secretary of the Academy of Sciences, commenced a collection of Memoirs presented by learned ofreigners to that society. From 1775 to 1786, eleven volumes appeared: the revolution hindered the completion of the twelfth, then in the press. The present InIstitute wished to follow this example, but that intention could not be fulfilled on account of some of its regulations, as arranged at its formation: this impediment having since been removed, the class of Mathematical and Natural Science has embraced the opportunity to fulfil its engagements with many learned foreigners, who had transmitted many approved memoirs, and has published a selection of them in one quarto volume. Mémoires présentés à l'Institut de sciences et arts par divers savans etrangers. Sciences Mathematiques et Physiques. vol. 1. 4to. 12 plates 22fr.


Dr. Carro has published at Vienna an interesting work detailing the progress of Vaccination in Turkey, Greece, and the East Indies. From this history it appears, that the first person who introduced it at Constantinople was Lord Elgin, ambassador from the Court of Great Britain: who inoculated his own son. He received the pirus and directions from Dr. de C. As this trial terminated happily, several other Christian children in that city were vaccinated with success. The Grand Seignior in order to set an example, and to forward the introduction of this species of inoculation into his dominions, caused a child, in the Seraglio to be vaccinated; this however had no effect on the minds of the Turks, who obstinately refused to receive the proffered benefit. Lord Elgin afterwards in his travels through Greece introduced the practice at Athens. From Athens it travelled to Salonica, by means of the English Consul, and Dr. Lafont. Vaccination was introduced into Western Greece by Dr. Moreschi of Venice, who sent the qirus to several physicians at Spalatro, SaJone, Teachi (anciently Ithaca), and Patrasso in the Peloponessus ; Cephalonia, Cerigo, Zante and Corfu, from whence it was sent to Butrinto in Macedonia. The Eng'ish Resident at Bagdad, forwarded the

virus to Dr. Milne at Bussora. Dr. M. afterwards sent it to Bombay, and inoculated several persons of the crews of the vessels trading to Bussora, and also transmitted it to Bushire, on the Persian gulph, and to Muscat, on the Eastern frontiers of Arabia. Its introduction into the British possessions in the East Indies was promoted by the efforts of the Government. `~(Histoire de la Vaccination en Turquie, en Greece et aux Indes Orientales, par Jean de Carro MD.

M. Chr. Theoph. de Murr has published at Weimar, a work denominated the Autography of celebrated characters; he has collected and published a number of autographs of illustrious persons of different ages. The first number contains on twelve plates, specimens of the hand-writing of the following eminent characters-Catharine II. Empress of Russia-Voltaire→ J. J. Rousseau · D'Alembert-LutherMelanethon-Jerom Cardan CalvinKepler-Peirese- Aldrovandus- Sigonius Petrarch-Tasso-Frederic II. of Prussia - Leibnitz- Philip III. of Spain, and Isabella his daughter-Loyola-Ribadeneira Lipsius-Salmasius-VictoriusMuretus-Christiana Queen of SwedenMaria Anna, Queen of Portugal-Malageida Albert Durer- Pirkheimer -J. Cochleus.

M. J G. Link has published at Leipzic the History and Physiology of Animals in 2 volumes. The first volume contains the general physiology of animals; the anatony of their solid and fluid parts, their substance, strength, external conformation, &c. The second volume contains particular physiology: the structure and functions of the intestines of animals. (Versuch einer Geschichte und Physiologie; 2 vols. 8vo.)


The Literary Society at Pisa have published the works of G. S. de Courel, vol. 1. containing the first volume of his Select English Parnassus, translated into Italian verse. The pieces of Poetry contained in this volume, consist of Milton's Il Penseroso & L'Allegro-Satire by Lord Rochester and several lyrical poems by Cowley, Denham, Otway, and other anthors. (Opere di Giovanni Salvádore de Conreil, Tomo 1. 8vo. Pisa.)


A biographical work has just appeared at Lisbon, entitled, Portraits and Busts of Men and Women who have reflected Lustre on the Portuguese Nation by their Eminence in Virtue, Literature, Arms, and Arts; both Natives and Foreigners, ancient

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and modern, &c. The Portraits which embellish this Work are copied from undoubted Originals. The Lives of the selected Individuals are concisely narrated from the best Authorities. The first number contains four Heads; 1 Don Henrique, 2 Alvarez Pereira, 3 Pedro de Menezes, 4 João das Regras. The first was renowned as a navi

gator; the second was an illustrious Warrior; the third also shone in Arms, and was for twenty-two years Governor of Centa; the fourth, was High Chancellor of Portugal, and excelled in Law and Politics. The last of h se great men died in 1404; the others lived at a later period. (Retratos è Bustos dos Varões e donas, &c. &c.)



A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening. By Alexander Macdonald, Nurseryman and Gardener. 2 Vols. 4to. with Seventy Plates, plain 31. 10s. coloured 61. 6s.

The Gardener's Remembrancer through-out the Year. By James M Phail, Gardener to the Earl of Liverpool. 8vo. 12s.


A Description of the Mode of Building in Pisé, adopted in France for several Ages. By William Barber, 10s. 6d.


Modern Geography. By John Pinkerton, extended to 3 Vols. 4to. 61. 6s.


Anatomica! Examinations: a complete Series of Anatomical Questions aud Answers; the Answers arranged so as to form an elementary System of Anatomy, and intended as preparatory to Examinations at Surgeous Hall. 2 Vols. 10s. 6d.

The Arguments in favour of an Inflammatory Diathesis in Hydrophobia considered; with Reflections on the Nature and Treatment of this Disease. By Richard Pearson, M. D. is. 6d.

Selections from the Gentleman's Magazine, which commenced in 1731, to the present Time, whence may be deduced the various Cases and stated Cures of Hydrophobia, contained in that Work, 2s.

An Account of the Ophthalmia, which has appeared in England since the Return of the British Anny from Egypt. Containing an Examination of the Means by which the Disease is communicated, the Extent to which it is influenced by Climate and Situation, its Symptoms, Consequences, and Treatment, with a coloured Representation of its external Appearance. By John Vetch, M. D. 8vo. 6s. boards.

An Account of the Diseases of India, as they appeared in the English Fleet, and the Naval Hospital at Madras, in 1782 and

1783. With Observations on Ulcers, and the Hospital Sores of that Country. To which is prefixed, a View of the Diseases on an Expedition and Passage of the Fleet and Armament to India, 1781. By Charles Curtis, formerly Surgeon of the Medea Frigate. 8vo. 7s. boards.


A Methodical Distribution of the Mineral Kingdom into Classes, Orders, Genera, Species and Varieties. By Edward Daniel Clarke, L. L. D. 14. Is.


Anecdotes of Literature and Scarce Books. By the Rev. William Beloc, Translator of Herodotus, &c. 2 Vols. 8vo. 16s.

The Lamp, or Original Fables. Designed as a Companion to Gays Fables; with 52 Engravings 10s. 6d.

A Practical Treatise on the Game of Billiards. Ey E. White, Esq. 10s. 6d.

Graphic Ilustrations of the Miseries of Human Life by W. M. Woodward Esq. No. 1. Price 2s. to be continued every fortnight.

The Progress of a Corrupt Senator exemplified in Six Characteristic Engravings; with ilustrations in Verse. By. W. M. Woodward Esq. Price 4s. plain, or 7s. 6d. coloured.

Picturesque Views and Antiquities of Great Britain. Engraved by S. Middiman from Drawings by the most eminent artists; with Descriptions, in English and French, by E. W. Brayley. No. III. 10s. 6d. proofs 17. 1s.


The Vocal Magazine, consisting of Canzonets, Madrigals, Songs, Duets, Trios, Quartets, Quintets, Glees, &c. Composed by Joseph Kemp. 3s. 6d. per number, pub、 lished monthly.


Eulogies, or Political Characters, a Poem, By the Author of Hezekiah, a Sacred Dra


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Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles, delivered in the Parish Church of Stockton upon Tees, during Lent, in the Years 1803,4,5, and 1806. By John Brewster, M. A. Rector of Redmarshall, Durham. 2 Vols. 8vo. 14s.

An Essay on the Epistles of Ignatius. By the Rev. W. Cockburn, Christian Advocate in the University of Cambridge, 1s. 6d.

Strictures on a Visitation Sermon, preached at Danbury in Essex, July 8, 1806. 25.

A Sermon preached in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, July 13, 1806, at the

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Lectures delivered in the Parish Church of Wakefield, in the Year 1802, on that Part of the Liturgy of the Church of England contained in the Morning Prayer. By Thomas Rogers, M, A. Master of the Grammar School, Afternoon Lecturer of St. John's, and Sunday Evening Lecturer of the Parish Church in Wakefield. Vol. 3, 4to. crown 8vo. 12s. boards.

A Priest to the Temple; or, the Coun try Parson's Character, and Rule of Holy Life. By George Herbert. Foolscap 8vo. 4s. 6d. boards

The Mild Tenour of Christianity, an Essay A New Edition: to which are added several new Observations and Illustrative Anecdotes. By Mr. Jerningham.


Illustrations of the Scenery of Killarney, the surrounding Country, and a considerable Part of the Southern Coast of Ireland. By Isaac Weld Esq. M. R. I. A. 4to.


AS we appear to have referred to Mr. Fuller's sentiments, in reviewing his "Dialogues," p. 161. in a manner liable to misconception, we lay his letter to us on the subject before our readers, declining any comment; it is scarcely necessary to observe that our words were "the" not " a certain dominion of motives," as their meaning seems to have been correctly understood.



In your No. for Feb. 1807, p. 161, speaking of my sentiments on the atonement of Christ, you say, "In this part of his views Mr. F. has no controversy with the Arminians, though he considers that it is foreknown to whom this atonement will really prove beneficial, and they contend that it is contingent. Here they are at issue on a point of fact; the real question, however, on which this difference chiefly turns, is a question of mere mental science, whether moral accountability consist with a certain dominion of motives on the human mind."

If I understand the meaning of this critique, the amount of it is this: that with respect to the atonement, I am of one mind with the Arminians, though as to its effects being foreknown, or contingent, there is yet some difference between us; and that as to this, the question on which it chiefly turns is a question of mere men. tal science.

If, Sir, I had been conscious of the justice of this account, or even if it had been

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