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on this fubject may be collected from the following note: Chrift Jefus was the first perfon, whose perfect obedience was rewarded with revival from the dead, and exaltation; the Almighty at the fame time declared, that all men fhould be revived and made happy hereafter, upon condition of their following his fteps. Independently of thefe terms, no one was ever benefited by our Lord, or faved by his righteousness alone. On the other hand, Adam, being the firft tranfgreffor, was punished with mortality, a doom denounced against all of his pofterity, who were fo weak as to follow his example, and become difobedient like him. Had they preferved their innocence, they would not have been obnoxious to mortality, though defcended from him.'

Art, III. On the Apoftolical Benediction. 2 Cor. xiii. 14. The grace of the Lord Jefus Chrift, according to the interpretation maintained in this tract, is the fame thing as to fay. may God give you all the bleffings of the gofpel. By the Holy Spirit, of which the apostle wishes the Corinthians to be partakers, he means thofe extraordinary divine gifts and powers, which were at that period ordinarily difpenfed to believers.

If this interpretation be rightly founded, it follows, fays the author, that the latter part of it cannot now be used at the conclufion of public worthip, in the fenfe in which it was ut tered by the apoftle, as withing all prefent may be made par takers 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 Jefus Christ be with us all,' Rom. xvi. 24,

In fome concluding obfervations, the author affigns his reasons for omitting, in his preceding collection of texts relating to the Holy Spirit, the famous paffage of John, v. 7.-Among the criticisms of other writers, he mentions with particular applaufe fome remarks on this fubject, in a late excellent edition of the New Teftament, by Dr. Griefback, profeffor of divinity at Jena, in Saxony, in two volumes, 1777.

From these few fpecimens we may venture to predict that, if this publication is continued, it will form a valuable collection of comments and observations on the Scriptures.

Concio ad Clerum Provincia Cantuarienfis in Æde Paulina xiv. Kal. Junias MDCCLXXXIV. Habita a Gulielmo Barford, S. T. P. 4to, 15, T, Payne and Son.

The learned author explains and illuftrates this admonition of the apolles, Col. iv. 5. Walk in wildom towards them that are without, redeeming the time; and he very charitably and judiciously inculcates a spirit of benevolence and moderation towards thofe who are not included within the pale of the church, or, which is fuppofed to be the fame thing, within the pale of orthodoxy: Maxima, ut Deo noftrifque confcientiis, ita iis, qui oi sa funt, debetur reverentia.'

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A Sermon preached before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, on Monday, January 31, 1785. By Chriftopher Lord Bishop of Briftol. 4to. 15. Rivington.

His lordship takes his text from Daniel iv. 17. 'The Moft High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomfo ever he will.' His obfervations on a fuperintending providence, and the anarchy and confufion attending the grand rebellion, are animated and judicious, and expreffed with uncommon energy, perfpicuity, and elegance.

A Letter from the Author of an Elucidation of the Unity of God, to his Grace John Lord Archbishop of Canterbury. Svo. 15. Baldwin.

This writer earnestly pleads for a reformation in our forms of public worship, agreeable to the doctrine of those who ftyle themselves Unitarians. His mode of address to the archbishop is calm, modeft, and refpe&ful.

Reft for the Weary. A Sermon preached on the Death of William Binns, Efq. By the Rev. Erafmus Middleton. 8vo. 6d. Hogg.

A funeral fermon on these words of Job, There the wicked ceafe from troubling; and there the weary be at reft.' The fame author is the compiler of the Eiographia Evangelica, in four volumes, octavo.

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A New Year's Counsel; or, the Fashion of the World paffeth away. Being the Subftance of a Sermon preached January 2, 1785. By the Rev. John Cottingham. 8vo. bd. Caís.

A plain, practical fermon on thefe words of St. Paul: The fashion of this world paffeth away.' 1 Cor. vii. 31.

MEDICA L.

Obfervations on the Properties and Effects of Coffee. By Benjamin Mofeley, M. D. 8vo. 15. 6d. Stockdale.

When we were young in the ftudy of medicine, we read with much astonishment, in Alpinus, the virtues of Bon. It did wonders; no difeafe could withftand its force, or venture to attack the perfon properly prepared with this miraculous amulet. At laft, with fome labour, we found that it was only another name for coffee; but, though Alpinus was fanguine in his expectations, he fcarcely yields to Dr. Mofeley, in his exaggerated recommendations. In fact, coffee is fometimes ufeful, but frequently hurtful, and to many conftitutions highly pernicious. The acid tafle on mixing it with wine is very peculiar; and, when compared with the general affinity between. aftringency and acidity, might almost 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 foporific powers. We mention this, to guard against the errors, which the indifcriminate obfervations

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of our author and fome others, might probably occafion. From the extravagance of Dr. Mofeley's commendations, we almost fufpect him of an ironical fneer. 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 wife,

And fee thro' all things, with his half-fhut eyes.'

A Treatise on the Properties and Effects of Coffee. By Benjamin Mofeley, M. D. Second Edition. 8vo. 2s. 6d. Stockdale.

When our account of the firft edition was ready for the prefs, the fecond appeared, which is in many refpects improved. The authorities are added, as well as an entertaining relation of the different fate which coffee firft experienced at Mecca, before its use was established: the queftion was not, whether it was wholesome; but whether it was warranted by the Alcoran ? Several political remarks are also added, which tend to encou rage the cultivation of the vegetable; but the account, which we have received, differs from that of our author on this fubject: we have been informed that it not only will not grow in a poor foil, but that it foon impoverishes one that is rich. This fubject deferves farther examination.

In other refpects, this edition does not materially differ from the former. The praifes of coffee are till raifed greatly beyond their proper bounds; and though fome unintelligible paffages 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 afcertained with precifion at least they have not been related without either warm panegyrics, or the most pointed difapprobation. If we examine it by analogy, we cannot help confidering its powers. as fufpicious, or more likely to injure than affift the ftomach in its different functions; but analogy we know to be fometimes a fallacious guide, and we wish rather to truft careful observation and actual experience.

An Effay on the Retroverfion of the Uterus ; illuftrated with Cafes and Obfervations. By William Cockell, M. D. 4to. Is. 6d.

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We do not perceive any confiderable 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 feems to be a man of candour and benevolence; nor will his attempt be ufelefs, if it only diffufes the knowledge of a mode of practice, often fuccefsful in a very dangerous complaint. For obvious reafons we cannot enlarge on it in this place.

Practice of Medicine made cafy. By J. Fisher, M. D. 12mo.

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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 circumftances

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cach medicine is preferable; fo that, though the remedies are I often valuable, the unexperienced practitioner may fail in his intention, or do much mischief. Befides the objection we have. often hinted at, that it is more difficult to know diseases than to cure them, acquires, with refpect to this little book, additional: force, for the defcriptions of diseases are very often imperfect. Yet if patients will be their own phyficians, they will find at least as much ufeful matter, in a cheaper form, and fmaller compass, than in fome more laboured fyftems. We fhall give a fhort fpecimen, relating to the albugo, or fpecks on the eye: perhaps the reader, like ourselves, may be difpleafed at the conftant recurrence of that pronoun, dear to every author, who is himfelf the hero of each little tale,' but he will find it fo frequently, that we could not eafily felect any part without it.

• Cure. Among the many methods by which I have. attempted to cure this difeafe, I have found the following to be the most generally fuccefsful. 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 plafter between the shoulders, and by giving an ounce and a half of Glauber's falts diffolved in water. After a proper repetition of one or more of thefe practices, according to the effects, when I perceive the inflammation to be abated, I then order Sir Hans Sloan's ointment 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 raifes an unufual degree of inflammation again, by conti nuance, 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.'

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A Hiftory of the Practice of Trepanning the Skull, and the AfterTreatment with Obfervations upon a new Method of Cure, il luftrated by a Cafe. By Robert Mynors, Surgeon. Small Svo 2s. 6d. Robinion.

We have already had occafion to hint at the method here recommended, and to exprefs our approbation of it. The defign is to unite the parts of the fcalp, raised in order to remove the fractured and elevate the depreffed portions of the fkull, by the fimple adhesive inflammation; and, in the cafe before us, the fuccefs was complete. It was communicated to the editors of the London Medical Journal, by Mr. Jones; but was abridged in that publication; and, as the authors allege, the fenfe was, by that means, mifreprefented. In a fubfequent Number, the improvement was attributed to Mr. Wilmer of Coventry.

Thefe circumftances have induced Mr. Mynors to publish pretty extenfive hiftory of the ufual methods; and among thefe, that of Mr. Wilmer is included. The cafe at large then fol. lows, as we have been informed, in a corrected and improved ftate; and the whole is concluded with fome remarks on the utility of extending this mode of union to other operations. On this fubject we need not repeat our opinion; nor can we,

with propriety, accuse or defend the editors of the Medical Journal. The History appears to us accurate, the obfervations ingenious and juft. In the cafe, recorded by Mr. Wilmer, it feems probable, that he might have intended to unite the flaps of the fcalp by the first intention: he certainly preferved them; but it is equally certain, that the cicatrix was only formed after the ufual fuppurations. We ought to add, that he does not mention any intention of this kind. He probably could not have fucceeded, if it was really his defign, on account of the previous inflammation on the dura mater; and we strongly sufpect that Mr. Mynors' method will, for the fame reason, be chiefly ufeful, when the operation is performed very foon after the accident.

Chiropodologia, or a Scientific Enquiry into the Caufes of Corns, Warts, &c. By D. Low, Chiropodist. 8vo. 35. fewed.. 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 confpicuous. The nature of these trifling but painful excrefcences is but little understood: we have however feen fome nearer approaches to a rational fyftem, than this before us.

MISCELLANEOUS.

A Letter to the Rev. Mr. T. Warton, on his late Edition of Milton's Juvenile Poems. 8vo. 15. Bathurft.

The author addreffes Mr. Warton in the following manner,

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Sir, your publication of Milton's Juvenile Poems hath very lately fallen into my hands. On cafting an eye over it, I found many things in it to praife, and fome that deferved no small cenfure. I immediately conceived an idea of putting a few of the latter together, and fending them to you by the poft; fuch of them, I mean, as I thought most worthy of your notice, in the cafe of a fecond edition.

I have fince changed my intention, and determined to give them to the public, for reafons which will appear in the fequel.'

We ought not to difpute the motives which any man publicly affigns for his conduct; but may be allowed to fufpect, that another motive, very different from the oftenfible ones, had a thare in the decifion. There may have been fome hope, however illfounded, that the public would treat a Letter of this kind with more lenity than the perfon to whom it is addreffed. Did the critic never fail in endeavouring to recommend himself to an author, by abufing his works, in a Letter fent by the Poft and may not that miscarriage have occafioned this public addrefs to the laureat?

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