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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'svOhservations on divers Passages of Scripture, enlarged and corrected by the Rev. Adam Clarke, A. M. is nearly ready for publication.

The Rev. W. Shrabsole'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 priorto 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 Lytnington, Hants. The volume will contain his most admired Sermons, which are exceed ngly 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 Rogue, A. M. The work will comprise 420 pages octavo, closely printed, price se

• ven shillings to siibscr hers, 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 guinea 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 1025/. will shortly be printed.

A Catalogue Jlnisonnee of the very extensive and valuable collection of Books deposited in th<? British Museum, is now in contemplation; and it is hoped that it will not be Ions; before the public will be 1 favoured with a specimen of it.

The Works of Sallust, translated by the

late Arthur Murphy, Esq. will be published immediately.

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 Si. Cecilia at School: the whole written and compo-jed hy Mr. Dibdin. The publieat on will consist of twenty-six numbers, one of which wiU be issued every fortnight; the ■ whole making an elegant qua;to volume; price of each number eight een-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 publ'shed by subscription, A new Translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses into English blink verse by J. J. Howard, Esq ; two volumes.

Mr. Belfour, the translator of the Musica, and Fabulas Literarias of Yriarte, is abyut to publish a new and improved edition of Jarvis's version of Don Quixote, embellished with superb engravings, and illustrated by notes historical, orit'eal, and» literary, from the pens of Mayans, Bowie, Viconte de los Rios, Pellieer, and other able commentators: containing remarks on the life 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 morn 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 mon^h, The Poems of Osslan in the original Gaelic, with literal translations into Latin, by 1 lie late Robert Maefarlan, A. M. t:ig;.thcr with a Dissertation on the Authenticity of the Poctns, by Sir John Sinclair, Bart, and a Translation from the Italian of the Abbe Cesarott.'s Critical Dissertation on the Controversy respecting their authenticity, wth notes and a supplemental Es«y, by John AT 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 Llanilaff's Two Apo.ogies for Christianity and the Bible.

Mr. W. W. intends also to puhl'sh a companion volume to theabore, aud 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 expectc • to make its appearance about the middle of the present month.

Soon will hp published, in large quarto, Ke. I. of the Ji.if;sh Gallery of Pictures, in two series. The first series containing a description of the cabinets and galleries ofPictures 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 «ach painting, and anecdotes of the pictures. The historical and descriptive part by William Young Ottley, Esq. The engravings by Mr. P. W. f omkins, Historical Engraver to Her Majesty, WiO has the management of t'.e 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 Carihrttian has circulated proposals for publishing by subscription, a Historical Account of the Charter-House, compiled from original documents, and the works of Heme 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^ chide with an Abstract of Charters and other authentic documents, which relate to the differ nt 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 ncy clear type. The subscription One Guinea. It will be published •n 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 Qf 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 Flirjius. 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 wHl 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 foUowing Subject, " The Propagation of Christianity was not indebted to any secondary causes."

The subject of the poem for Mr. Sea-, ton's prize for the present year is "The Shipwreck of Paul."

Tne subject appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Sir William Browne's medal, are for the present year, is Odes "In obitum Guhelmi Pitt."

DENMARK.

M. Hammer,. Councellor of Jurisprudence, has bequeathed to the Norwegian Society of Sciences at Copenhagen, the sum of '20,0(10 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.

FRANCE.

M. A. Labatime 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 historica 1 memoirs. The papers on Physiology and Astronomy have been revised and annotated by M. Delambre. MM. Cuvicr, Lamarck, and Olivier, have paid corresponding attention to the department of Natural History. M. MarceJ, under the direction of M. I,angles 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. (Rccherches Asiatiaues. 2 vols. 4to. plates, 8i fr. Treuttel and Wurtz.)

M. Fouchy, Perpetual Secretary of the Academy of Sciences, commenced a collection of Memoirs presented by learned ofr igners to that society. From 1773 to . 1786, eleven volumes appeared: the revolution hindered the completion of the twelfth, then in the press. The present Institute 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 aud 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. Memoiret presente's a Plnstitut de sciences et arts par divers sacans (Imagers. Sciences Mathematiques et Physiques, vol. 1. 4to. 12 plates 22fr.

CERMANY.

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 virus and directions from Dr. de C. As this trial terminated happily, several other Christian children in that city wore vaccinated with success. The Grand Seignior in order to set an example, and to forward the introduction of th's species o- 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. Laf'ont. Vaccination was introduced into Western Greece by Dr. Moresciii of Venice, who sent the virus to several physicians at Spalatro, Salone, Teachi (anciently Ithaca), and Patrasso in the Polououessus ; Ceph.ilonla, Cerigo, Zantc and Corfu, from whence it was •out to Butrinto in Macedonia. The Erig'tsh Resident at Bagdad, forwarded the

virus to Dr. Milne at Bussora. Dr. M. aftcrwards seat it to Bombay, and inoculated several persons of the crews of the vessel* 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. (Histoirt de la Vaccination en Turqitie, en Greece et aux Indes Orientates, 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— Luther— Melancthon — Jerom Cardan — CalvinKepler—Peirese— Aldrovandus — Sigoniui —Petrarch—Tasso—Frederic II. of Prussia — Leibnitz — Philip III. of Spain, and Isabella his daughter—Loyola—Ribadeneira — Lipsius— Salmasius—Victorins— Muretus—Christiana Queen of Swedea— Maria Anna, Queen of Portugal—Malageida — Albert Durer — Pirkheimer — J. Cochlens.

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 anatomy 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. fVersucheiner Geschickle und Physiologic; 2 vols. 8vo._^

ITALY.

The Literary Society at Pisa have published the works of G. S. de Conre:l, vol. 1. containing the first volume of his Select English Parnassus, translated into Italian verse. The pieces of Poeti>y conta'ned in this volume, consist of Milton's II Penseroso & L'Allegro—Satire by Lord Rochester—and several lyrical poems by Cowley, Oenliam, Otway, and other anthors. (Opere di Giovanni Salvddore de Cou~ reil, Tomo 1. 8vo. Pisa.I

PORTUGAL

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 V-rtue, Literature, Arms, and Arts; both Natives and Fureiguers, ancient

»nr] modern, &c. The Portraits which embellish this Work are copied from undoubted Orig'nals. 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 Joao das Kegras. The first was renowned as a navi

gator; the second was an illustrious War-
rior; the third also shone in Arms, and
was for twenty-two years Governor cf Cen-
ta; the fourth, was High Chancellor of-
Portugal, and excelled in Law and Politics.
The lastof th se great men died in 1404;
the others lived at a later period. (lietratca
i Sustos dos Varies e dunus, &c. &c.)

Art. XXXIII. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.

AGRICULTURE.

A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening. By Alexander Macdouald, Nurseryman and Gardener. 2 Vols. 4to. with Seventy Plates, plain 5/. 10s. coloured 61.6s.

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

ARCHITECTURE.

A Description of the Mode of Building in Pi>e, adopted in Fiance for several Ages. Uy William Barber, 10s. 6d.

GEOGRAPHY.

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

MEDICINE.

Anatomical Examinations: a complete Series of Anatomical Questions aud Answers; the Answers arranged so as to form aneluuientary System of Anatomy, and intended as preparatory to Examinations at Surgeons 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 I'isease. By Richard Pearson, M. D. It. 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, Is.

An Account of the Ophthalmia, which las appeared in England since the Return of the British Army from Egypt. Containing an Examination of the Means by which the Disease is communicated, the Extent to which it is influenced \>y 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 aud

1783. With Observations on Ulcers, and the Hospital Sores of that Country. To which is prefixed, a View of the Diseases . on an Expedit'on and Passage of the r'ieet and Armament to India, 1781. By Charles Curtisr formerly Surgeon of the '. Medea Frigate. 8vo. "is. hoards.

MINERAIOCY.

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

M1SCEI LANIES.

Anecdotes of Literatu re and Scarce Books. By the Rev. William Beloe, Translator of Herodotus, ,&c. 2 Vols. 8vo. 16>.

The Lamp, or Or'ginal Fables. Designed as a C'onipaniou to Gays Fables; with 52 Engravirgs ]()». 6d. - A Practical Treatise on the Game of Billiards. By E. White, Esq. 10s. 6d.

Graphic I'lustrations 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 Characteistic Engravings; with Illustrations in Verse. By. W. M. Woodward Esq. Price 4s. plain, or 7j. 6d. coloured.

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

MUSIC

Tire Vocal Magaz.ne, consisting of Canzonets, Madrigals, Songs, Duets, Trios, Quartets, Quintets, Glees, &c. Composed by Joseph Kemp. 2s. 6d. per number, published monthly.

POETRY.

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

Politics. Consecration of the Rev. Dr. Charles WarLetter to the Freemen of the Town of burton, Bishop of Limerick. By the Rev. Sandwich, respecting the Proceedings and Richard Graves, D. D. M. R. I. A. Is 6rf. Resolutions of the Ramsgate Committee, A Sermon preached at the Opening of &c. By William PeUman. Is. the Chapel of the Philanthropic Society, The bangers of the Country. By the Nov. 9, 1806. By Vicesimus Kuox, D. D. Author of War in Di«guise. 5s, 2s.

South American Independence, or the Lectures delivered in the Parish Church

Emancipation oi' South America,the Glory of Wakefield, in the Year 1802, on that

and Interest of England. By William Burke, Part of the Liturgy of the Church of Eng

2s. land contained in the Morning Prayer. By

A Letter to Mr. Whitbread on the Duty Thomas Rogers, M, A. Master of the

•f rescinding the Resolutions which preced- Grammar School, Afternoon Lecturer of

ed the Impeachment of Lord Viscount Mel- St. John's, and Sunday Evening Lecturer

ville. 'is. of the Parish Church in Wakefield. Vol.

THE010GT. 3, 4to. crown 8vo. 12r. boards.

Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles, de- A Priest to the Temple; or, the Coun

livered in the Pari-h Church of Stockton try Parson's Character, and Rule of Holy

upon Tees, during Lent, in the Years Life. By George Herbert. Foolscap bvo.

1803,4,5, and 1806. By John Brewster, 4y. 6d. boards

M. A, Rector of Redmarshall, Durham. The Mild Tenour of Christianity, an

2 Vols. 8vo. 14x.v Essay.A New Edition: to which are added

An Essay on the Epistles of Ignatius, several new Observations and lllustrativ*

By the Rev. W Cockbuni, Christian Ad- Anecdotes. By Mr. Jerningham.
Tocate in the University of Cambridge,

1*. 6d. TOPOGRAPHY.

Strictures on a Visitation Sermon, Illustrations of the Scenery of Killprnejr,

preached at Danbury iu Essex, July 8, the surrounding Country, and a conskteri

1806. 2i. ble Part of the Southern Coast of Ireland.

A Sermon preached in St. Patrick's Ca- By Isaac Weld Esq. M. R. L A. 4to. thedral, Dublin, July 13, 1806, at the

CORRESPONDENCE.

AS we appear to have referred te Mr. Fuller's sentiments, in reviewing his "Dialogues," p. 161. in a manner liable to misconception, we Jay his letter to as on the subject before our readers, declining any commeut; 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.

TO THE EDITOR OF THE ECLECTIC REVIEW.
Sib,

In your No. for Feb. 1807, p. 161, speaking of my sentiments on the atonement ef Chris-t, you say, " In this part of his views Mr. F. has no controversy with the Arminians, though he considers that it is forekno-xn 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 differince chiefly turns, is a question of mere mental science, whether moral accountability consist witli 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 nvnd with the Arminians, though as to its effects being foreknown, or contingent, there is yet some diff&rence between us.; and that as to this, the question on which it chiefly turns is a question of mere mental science. ,

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

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