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characters are easy, tatural and well drawn, the lights and shades are properly varied and the whole picture displays good keeping. Any lady, who wishes her daughter to excel in that quiet elegance and correct maniere for which the heroine of this novel is famed, will do well to let her read and imitate the amiable Geraldine. The character of this interesting female, we cannot better describe than by quoting the author's own words from her very sensible and well written dedication.

Geraldine has no brilliant qualities, she struggles through no tremendous difficulties“ combats against no inordinate passions—but presents, in a probable situation, the calm virtues of domestic life; --and the only ones which are of daily utility and advantage. To a youthful female, blessed with protectors and exposed neither by: penury nor unkindness, to distress and sorrow, the path of propriety is smooth and obvious, and by few perhaps, it is entirely forsaken; but it may,at pleasure,be strewn with roses or perplexed with briars."

This remark is so forcibly true that we wish that the instructresses and guardians of our females would not only pay serious attention to, but take a leaf out of Geraldine. The quietness of her character, the steady judgment, the admirable presence of mind, which she displays, without a particle of pride or ostentation, and

the retiring elegance of her demeanour, all, all are admirably · pictured, and hold forth a most excellent example. The charac.

ter of Ferdinand Lesmore is well designed, well sustaiued, and well finished. Mrs. Nevil's is truly natural, and holds up a mirror in which most of our women of fashion might not only much improve ibemselves, but by a serious contemplation of it might be induced to stop that mad career which so often plunges them in disgrace and ruin. Mrs. Neville, with all her fashionable foibles, is a generous

frank and noble woman'; the little specks in her character are so - judciously discriminated as to render her good qualities the more

luminous. The pitiable tale of Mr. Glenoswald is charmingly told; and the scene which Geraldine has with him in the library, is well worked up. We decline giving the heads of the story of this little work; the interest which it will excite on perusal, we are unwilling to anticipate. We think that the novel of Clarentine was as, cribed to one of madame d'Arblay's sisters, a Miss Burney. We draw 110 comparisons between them, but if our conjecture be right the present performance strongly reminds us of the elegant and natyral talents for delicate delineations of character which are seen in the incomparable novels of Evelina and Cecilia. This tale indeed is very inferior to those productions in interest and in merit, yet there is a something in the case and elegance of it, that speaks of the Burney,

MISCELLANEOUS.

Art. 21.--Free and impartial Thoughts on the Dangers to be apprehen.

ded from the Increase of Sectaries in this Kingdom, and the Evils erising from the Want of Places of Worship for the lower Orders of the

- Community. By a cordial Approver of the Doctrines, and a Well-Wisher,

to the Prosperity, of the Church of England. 28. 6d. Taylor and Hessey, pp. 84.

THE author appears to be seriously alarmed by the rapid progress of methodism in this country. He portends the greatest evils from the propagation of this mischievous delusion. He does not however

seem to be aware of the true cause in which that delusion originates · and by which it is principally upheld. It does not originate in the ne

gligence of the clergy, nor in the smallness of the churches, but in the want of such a radical reform in the articles and liturgy of the ese tablishment, as would remove all uncertain doctrines and consequently all matter of religious or rather irreligious strife.

ART.-22.--The Brilish Flora, ng a systematic Arrangement of Britisk. · Plants. By John Hull, M. D. of the Royal College of Physicians of London ; Physician to the Lying-in-Hospital in Manchester &c. The Sea cond Edilion. In two Volumes, Vol. 1, Monandrias-Polygamia. 8vo. 989 Bickerstaff, 1808,

THE present edition of this highly useful book has received so many additions, alterations and corrections that it may be considered as a new work. The author has inserted all the plants which have been discuvered, and asceriained to be indigenous in this island since the publication of the first edition. He has also added some which prefer only a dubious claim to the denomination of indigenous, In the arrangement of the classes the author has wisely adhered to the system of Linneus without any innovations. In the orders he has made two deviations from the system of the father of scientific botany. A great variety of botanical information is com , pressed into this weil digested volume.

ART. 23.--A new and accurate Description of all the direct and princia

pal cross Roads in England and Wales, and of the Roads of Scotland : · with correct Roules of the Muil Coaches ; and a greut Variety of new

Admeasurements. Also an Account of Noblemen's and Gentlemen's Şeats, and other remarkable Objects near the Roads; with some of the topographical History. Arranged upon a new and more convenient Plun, so that the Routes and the Seats relating to them are brought under the Eye in the same Page. A general Index of the Roads to the different Towns, denoting the Counties in which they are situated, their Market Days, and the Inns which supply Post Horses,&c.An Index to the Country Seats and Places described, A Table of the Heights of Mounlains and other Eminences. From the grand Trigonometrical Survey of the Kingdom, under the Direclion of Lieutenant Colonel Mudge. An alphabetical Table of all the principal Towns ; containing the Rates of Pos. tage, the Times of the Arrival and Departure of the Mails; the Number of Houses and the Population. The whole greatly augmented and improved, by the Assistance of Francis Feeling, Esq. Secretary to the Post-Office, and' of the several Surveyors of the Provincial Districts, under the Authority of the Post-Master-General. By Lieutenant Colonel Paterson, Assistant Quarter-Master-General of his Majesty's Forces. The fourteenth Edition. Longman. 1808.

WE kave been so much obliged to Mr. aterson during our pe

Tegrinations, that we were much pleased to see so improved an edition of his useful work,and we can recommend it as surpassing in copiousa, ness and accuracy of detail any that have appeared before..

ART. 24.-National Life Annuilies ; Comprising all the Tables and every necessary Informution contained in the Act of Parliament for granting the same both on single and joint Lives with Benefit of Survivorship ; also additional Tables, annexed to the former throughout; calculated lo shew what Annuity can be purchased for one Hundred Pounds sterling, at the same Rates upon the same Lives. By F. T. Fortune, Scockbroker. pp. 96. 38. 6d. 1808.

MR. Fortune has been at considerable pains in selecting from the late act of parliament, for granting life annuities all the information, which can generally interest the purchasers. His several tables, which shew, at one view, the sum which will be given for every £100 stock,or £100 sterling for any individual life,for the lives of two persons, and of the survivor, are calculatưd to throw the clearest light on the act itself, and to communicate all the information that can be requisite to those who may be inclined to become annuitants acı cording to the terms proposed.

ART. 25.--Evening Amusements; or the Beauty of the Heavens displayed

In which several striking Appearanccs to be observed on Various Even, ings in the Heuvens, during the Yeur 1809. are described; und Several Means are pointed oul, by which the Time of young Persons may be innocently, agreeably, and profilably employed within Doors. Intended to be continued annually. By William Frend, Esq. M.A. Actuary of the Rock Life Assurance Company, and late Fellow of Jesu's College, Author of Principles of Algebra, Tangible Arithmetic, Essay on Patriotism, &c London 1909. Mawman. pp. 336. 3s. 1?mo.

IT is with unfeigned satisfaction that we announce every succeed, ing part of Mr. Frend's Evening Amusements ;' which have brought the sublime truths of astronomy to a level with ordinary capacities; and have converted the most exalted science into a species of recreation, in which the most racional instruction is conveyed through the medium of the most gratifying pursuit. The present volume is particularly valuable, not only from the accurate and perspicuous description of all the phenomena in the heavens, but from the excel, ļent reflections, which are occasionally interspersed; which from the clearness and the force with which they are expressed, must find a really ingress into every mind, and operate very beneficially on every heart. We cannot resist the pleasure of quoting the feeling, impressive, and well-deserved euiogy on the late Air. Lindsey, which closes the work, and does equal hondur to the intellect and sensibility of Mr. Frend. “Thus,' says Mr. Frend, • we have noted the motions of the heavenly builies for another year'; anil, as at the conclusion of my last year's work, the njerits of a departed friend were the uppermost in my thoughts, it has pleased Providence to take from me another friend, who used to con gratulate me on the end of my annual employment. I am now write

ing in his study. He listens to me no longer. His remains are en tombed, but his virtues will ever live in my remembrance. My dear friend Jones was an honour to the university, in which he formed so many minds to virtue and to science. A larger sphere was enlightened by the exertions of my ever revered friend Mr. Lindsey. Educated at the same university, but at a far more distant period, he lived for some time known but to a narrow circle; and he performed the duties of a parish priest with diligence, cheerfulness, and alacrity. The patronage of the great was not wanting to remove him to a higher sphere: but in the retired walks of life he had forma ed his mind; not for what the world esteems to be most honourable and praiseworthy, but what became a true servant of God-obedience to his commands, with pious resignation to his wilt. Under these impressions, he resigned his preferment in the church of Eng. land. He determined to adhere only to scriptural truth, and to worship only one God-the God of his Saviour. Soon after he re-, alized the reform originally proposed by the celebrated Dr. Clarke -a reform of far greater importance, than that of either Luther or Calvin. Dr. Clarke saw the necessity of this reform : many learned and good men wished for it; yet year after year elapsed without the desired change. Mr. Lindsey at last stept forth, and opened a place for the worship of the only true God, according to the service of the Church of England ; but freed from those incumbrances, which had been engrafted on it by the vain traditions of men. He gave to the public a liturgy, in which all Christians might' unite-a liturgy, which omitted numberless causes of division; and by which the pious Christian might, without disturbance from the idlo disputes of yain philosophy, worship, the God and Father of Jesus Christ. His labours were not unsuccessful. From small beginnings a numerous congregation was formed, and he lived to witness the establishment of many societies in different parts of Eng. Jand, to promote the cause of that sacred truth, with wbich bis mind was so deeply impressed. If his public life was thus beneficial to mankind, he was not less endeared in private life, to all with whom he had any intercourse. Mild, gentle, affable and courteous, he strove to do good to all. Difference of opinion was not with him an occasion of sirise. He lamented the injury those unhappy persons did to themselves, who will not take up the easy yoke of Christ ; but burden themselves with the vain endeavour to reconcile the contradicting opinions of fallible men. His great aiin was, to call all men to the Scriptures; to exhort all men to inake the Scrip. tures the rule of their faith and actions. To his last moments the Scriptures were his delight. In them he had been exercised from his earliest youth; and in his eighty-sixth year they were the great objects of his meditations. At that advanced age he fell asleep in the Lord; for his departure was like the tranquil repose of infancy : and he left this world uttering his favourite sentiment,

WHAT GOD WILLS IS BEST.'

ALPHABETIGAL CATALOGUE
Of Books published in January, 1809.

ANDERSON-Poetical Translations, phael, &c. with historical and bio. vol. III. By Dr. Anderson, 8vo. 213. graphical Tracts, published by Joha

Army-Regulation Uniforms of the Chamberlaine, Keeper of the King's British Army, No. I. 105, 6d.

Drawings and Medals. Ne. VI. 21. gs. . Arnold-Man and Wife; or More Chatfield--An historical View of Secrets than Oné, a Comedy in five the commercial, political, and moral acts. By J. Arnold, Esq. 2s. 6d. State of Hindoostan, from the earli

Arts-Repository of Arts, Com est Period to the present Time, and of : Merce, &c. No, I. 4$.

the Rise and Progress of Christianity in Aspland A Sermon preached at the the East. By R. Chatfield, LL.B. Cravel-Pit Meeting, Hackney, Nov. 4to, il. 16s. 20. 1808. on the death of the Rev. T. Cobbett-A complete Collection of Lindsey. By R. Aspland, is. 6d. State Trials, and Proceedings for High

Barry A Sermou preached before the Treason, and other Crimes and Miso , Society of Free and Accepted Masons of demeanors, from the earliest period England, by the Rev. Edw. Barry, A. down to the prescnt time. Edited by M.25.

William Cobbett, Part 1. royal 8vo. Booker-An Address to the Parlia. 1os. 6d., ment of Great Britain on enlarging the Chisholm-A Letter to John HayAccommodations in Parish Churches, garth, M.D. from Colin Chisholm,M.D. &c. By the Rey. Luke Booker, LL.D. exhibiting farther Evidence of the infec. Svo. Is. 6d.

tious Nature of the pestilential Fever Braithwaite-Select Sentences from in Grenada, during 1793, 1994, 1995, the Sermons of the late Rev. W.. and 1796, and in America froin 179.00 Braithwaite, 25.

. 1805, in order to correct the pernicious Bransby-The Christian Hero ; a Doctrine promulgated by Dri E. Mila Sermon preached at Dudley, Nov. 13. ler, and other American Physicians, 1808. on the Death of the Rev, T. relative to this destructive Pestilence. Lindsey, A.M. By J. H. Bransby, as,

8vo. 6s. Brewing-A Treatise on Brewing fine Cockburn--The Credibility of the rich Ales, and Strong Beers ; how to Jewish Exodus defended against some choose good Malt and Hops, with the Remarks of Edm. Gibbon, Esq. and the Management of Cellars, &c. gs. i Edinburgh Reviewers. By the Rey,

Bridge A Letter to Lord Castle. W. Cockburn, A.M. 8s. 6d. reagh on the Military Establishment of Consolations of Orthodoxy, 6d. the Country. By Samuel Bridge, Esq. -. Coopers-The Military Cabinet ; 25. 6d.

being a Collection of Extracts from the Carr-Caledonian Sketches; or a best' Authors both ancient and modern; • Tour through Scotland. By Sir John interspersed with occasional Remarks, Carr, 4to. 27. 28.

By Capt. T. H. Cooper, 3 vols, 12mo. Censor-The English Censor,'or Naa 18s. royal paper, 275. tional Satirist, comprising Strictures on Council -(The) of Hogs, a descrip. Men, Manners, and Literature, No. I. tive Poem, containing a Patriotic Orao

tion to the Swinish Multitude, 15. Chamberlaine Engravings from Coutts--Sermons on interesting Sub. -original Designs by L. Da Vinci, the jects. By the late Robert Coutis, Mia

Caraccis, Claude, the Poussins, Ra. nister of Brechin, 8s.

28.

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