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on this subject may be collected from the following note :
Christ Jesus was the firit person, whole perfect obedience was rewarded with revival from the dead, and exalcation; the Al. mighty at the same time declared, chat all men should be revived and made happy hereafter, upon condition of their fol. lowing liis leps. 'independently of these terms, no one was ever benefited by our Lord, or saved by his righteousness alone. On the other hand, Adam, being the first transgreffor, was punithed with mortality, a doom denounced againit all of his posterity, who were so weak as to follow his example, and become disobedient like him. Had they preserved their inno. cence, they would not haye been obnoxious to mortality, though descended from him.'
Art, III. On the Apostolical Benedi&tion. 2 Cor. xiii. 14. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, according to the interpretation maintained in this tract, is the same thing as to say, may God give you all the blessings of the gospel. By the Holy Spirit, of which the apoitle wishes the Corinthians to be partakers, he means those extraordinary divine gifts and powers, which were at that period ordinarily difpenled to believers. * If this interpretation be rightly founded, it follows, says the author, that ihe latter part of it cannot now be used at the conclusion of public worthip, in the sense in which it was ut. tered by the apostle, as withing all present may be made partakers of miraculous gifts and powers. But no fuch exceptions can be made to that valedictory form commonly used by the fame apoftle, namely, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us all,' Rom. xvi. 24,
In some concluding observations, the author alligns his reasons for omitting, in his preceding collection of texts relating to the Holy Spirit, the famous paffage of 1 John, v. 7.- Among the criticisms of other writers, he mentions with particular applause some remarks on this subject, in a late excellent edition of the New Testament, by Dr. Griesback, professor of divinity at Jena, in Saxony, in two volumes, 1777.
From these few specimens we may venture to predict that, if this publication is continued, it will form a valuable collec çion of comments and observations on the Scriptures. Concio ad Clerum Provincia Cantuarienfis in Æde Paulina xit.
Kal. Junias MDCCLXXXIV. Habita a Gulielmo Barford,
S.T. P. 410, 15, 1, Payne and Soa. The learned author explains and illustrates this admonition pf the apolles, Col. iv, 5. Walk in wisdom towards them that are without, redeeming the time;' and he very charitably and judicioutly inculcates a spirit of benevolence and modera. ijon towards those who are not included within the pale of the church, or, which is supposed to be the same thing, within the pale of orthodoxy : Maxima, ut Deo noftrifque conscientiis, sta iis, qui oi otw sunt, debetur reverenţia.'
A Sermon proached before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, on
Monday, January 31, 1785. By Christopher Lord Bishop of Bristol. 410. 15. Rivington.
His lord ship takes his text from Daniel iv. -17. The Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whoms), ever he will.' His observations on a superintending provi. dence, and the anarchy and confusion attending the grand rebellion, are animated and judicious, and expressed with uncommon energy, perfpicuity, and elegance. A Letter from the Author of an Elucidation of the Unity of God,
to bis Grace John Lord Archbishop of Canterbury. 8vo. Baldwin. This writer earnestly pleads for a reformation in our forms of public worship, agrecable to the doctrine of those who ityle themselves Unitarians. His mode of address to the archbishop is calm, modest, and respectful. Reft for the W'eary. A Sermon preached on the Death of Willian Binns, Esq. By the Rev. Erasmus Middleton. 8vo. 6d. Hogg.
A funeral sermon on these words of Job, “There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.' The fame author is the compiler of the Biographia Evangelica, in four volumes, octavo. A New Year's Counsel; or, the Fashion of the World palleth away.
Being the Substance of a Sermon preached January 2, 1785. By the Rev. John Cottingham. 8vo. Od. Cass.
A plain, practical sermon on these words of St. Paul: "The fashion of this world pafieth away.'
i Cor. vii. 31. M E DI CAL. Observations on the Properties and Effects of Coffee. By Benjamin
Moseley, M. D. Evo. Is. 6d. Stockdale. When we were young in the study of medicine, we read with much astonishment, in Alpinus, the virtues of Bon. It did wonders; no disease could withstand its force, or venture to attack the person properly prepared with this miraculous amulet. At last, with some labcar, we found that it was only another name for coffee ; but, though Alpinus was sanguine in his expectations, he scarcely yields to Dr. Moseley, in his exaggerated recommendations. In fact, coffee is sometimes useful, but frequently hurtful, and to many conftitutions highly pernicious. The acid talle on mixing it with wine is very peculiar; and, when compared with the general affinity between aftringency and acidity, might almoit lead us to conclude that one principle did not effentially differ from the other. Coffee is not a corrector of opium, or of its pernicious qualities; it only counteracts its soporific powers. We mention this, to guard against the errors, which the indiscriminate observations
of our author and fome others, might probably occasion. From the extravagance of Dr. Moseley's commendatio:is, we almoft suspect him of an ironical sneer. He would not else attempt to establish its power in clearing the mind's eye, or to support the following fancy of a poet.
• Coffee which makes the politician wise,
And see thro' all things, with his half-shut eyes.' A Treatise on the Properties and Effects of Coffor. By Benjamin
Moseley, M. D. Second Edition. 8vo. 25. 6d. Stockdale.
When our account of the first edition was ready for the press, the second appeared, which is in many respects improved. The authorities are added, as well as an entertaining relation of the different fate which coffee first experienced at Mecca, before its use was established : the question was not, whether it was wholesome; but whether it was warranted by the Alcoran? Several political remarks are also added, which tend to encourage the cultivation of the vegetable ; but the account, whicla we have received, differs from that of our author on this fub. ject: we have been informed that it not only will not grow in a poor soil, but that it soon impoverishes one that is rich. This subject deserves farther examination.
In other respects, this edition does not materially differ from the former. The praises of coffee are itill raised greatly beyond their proper bounds; and though some unintelligible pallages are now explained, we fill think that much remains to be done. The advantages and injuries from coffee are yet uncertain, fince its effects on the human body have not been ascertained with precision : at least they have not been related without either warm panegyrics, or the most pointed disapprobation. If we examine it by aralogy, we cannot help considering its powers. as suspicious, or more likely to injure than aflift the stomach in its different functions; but analogy we know to be sometimes a fallacious guide, and we wish rather to trust careful observa. tion and actual experience. : An Ejay on the Retroverfion of the Uterus ; illustrated with Cases and Observations. By William Cockell, M. D. 4to.
Is. 60. Law.
We do not perceive any considerable novelty in this work: nearly the fame method has been recommended by different lecturers, and very lately by Dr. Hamilton of Edinburgh, in his outlines of midwifery. But the author seems to be a man of candour and benevolence; nor will his attempt be useless, if it only diffefes the knowledge of a mode of practice, often suce cessful in a very dangerous complaint. For obvious reasons we cannot enlarge on it in this place. Practice of Medicine made casy. By J. Fifier, M. D.
Here is much good matter in a bad form, like a good story marred in telling it.' The directions are heaped together without order, or without explaining in what circumstances cach medicine is preferable; so that, though the remedies are often valuable, the unexperienced practitioner may fail in his intention, or do much mischief. Besides the objection we have: aften hinted at,, that it is more difficult to know diseases than to cure them, acquires, with respect to this little book, additional; force, for the descriptions of diseases are very often imperfect. Yet if patients will be their own physicians, they will find at lealt as much usetul matter, in a cheaper form, and smaller compass, than in some more laboured lystems. We thail give a short specimen, relating to the albugo, or specks on the eye : perhaps the reader, like ourselves, may be displeased at the conitant recurrence of that pronoun, dear to every author, who is himself the hero of each little tale,' but he will find it to fre. quently, that we could not easily select any part without it.
• Cure. Amongft the many methods by which I have ate tempted to cure this disease, I have found the following to be the most generally successful. First I reduce the inflammation with which it is generally attended by bleeding from the arm, applying four or five leeches to each temple, a blistering plaster becween the thoulders, and by giving an ounce and a half of Glauber's falts diffolved in water, After a proper repetition of one or more of these practices, according to the effects, when I perceive the inflammation to be abated, I then order Sir Hans Sloan's ointnient to be applied to the eye with a pencil or the point of a finger, twice or thrice a day. If it gives great pain and raises an unusual degree of inflammation again, by continuance, I omit the ointment for a few days till I have once more reduced the inflammation as before, and then I order the oint ment to be applied again.' A History of the Practice of Trepanning the Skull, and the After
Treatment ; with Obfervations upon a new Methor of Curé, illuftrated by a Cafe. By Robert Nynors, Surgeon. Small: Svo. 25. 6d. Robinsons
We have already had occafion to hint at the method here recommended, and to express our approbation of it. The design is to unite the parts of the scalp, raised in order to remove the fraclured and elevate the depreíled portions of the skull, by the fimple adhefive inflammation ; and, in the case before us, the fuccefs was complete. }t was communicated to the editors of the London Medical Journal, by ivir. Jones; but was abridgedin that publication; and, as the authors allege, the fenfe was, by that means, misrepresented. In a fubfequent Number, the improvement was attributed to Mr. Wilmer of Coventry.
These circumstances have induced Mr. Mynors to publish & pretty extensive history of the usual methods; and among these, that of Mr. Wilmer is included. The case at large chen fol. lows, as we have been informed, in a corrected and improved states and the whole is concluded with fome remarks on the utility of extending this mode of union to other operations. On this subject we need not repeat our opinion ; por can we, with propriety, accuse or defend the editors of the Medical Journal. The History appears to us accurate, the observation's ingenious and juft. In the case, recorded by Mr. Wilmer, it feems probable, that he might have intended to unite the flaps of the scalp by the first intention: he certainly preserved them; but it is equally certain, that the cicatrix was only formed after the usual suppurations. We ought to add, that he does not mention any intention. this kind. He probably could not have succeeded, if it was really his design, on account of the previous inflainmation on the dura mater ; and we strongly sufpect that Mr. Mynors' method will, for the same realon, be chiefly useful, when the operation is performed very soon after the accident. Chiropodologia, or a Scientific Enquiry into the Causes of Corns,
Warts, &c. By D. Locu, Chiropodift. 8vo. 3.4. Jewed. Hookham.
We do not think Mr. Low, chiropodist, very happy in his phyfiological labours; but his practice is really founded on the most approved doctrines of the first medical and chirurgical authors:' and, though his Enquiry contains little new, we have no doubt but that his manual dexterity is very conspicuous.. The nature of these crifting but painful excrefcences is but little understood: we have however seen come nearer approaches to a rational system, than this before us.
M I S C E L L A NE OU S. A Letter to tbe Revs. Mr. T. Warton, on his late Edition of Mil.
ton's Juvenile Poems. 8vo. Bathurst. The author addresses Mr. Warton in the following manner,
Sir, your publication of Milton's Juvenile Poems hath very lately fallen into my hands. On casting an eye over it, I found many things in it to praise, and some that deserved no small cenfure. I immediately conceived an idea of putting a few of the latter together, and sending them to you by the post ; fych of them, I mean, as I thought molt worthy of your notice, in the case of a second edition.
• I have since changed my intention, and determined to give them to the public, for reasons which will appear in the fequel.?
We ought not to dispute the motives which any man publicly affigns for his conduct; but may be allowed to suspect, that another motive, very different from the ostensible ones, had a tharë in the decision. There may have been some hope, however ill. founded, that the public would creat a Letter of this kind with more. lenity than the person to whom it is addressed. Did the critic neyer, fail in endeavouring to recommend himself to an aurbor, by abusing his works, in a Letter fent by the Poft and may not chat miscarriagę have occasioned this public address to the laureac?