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country; collected out of fundry dif- teracted and left the influence designed ;
menway published remarks on my ar-
The other works of Dr. Hop We have lately read of a curious kins are, “ A dialogue concerning fact respecting the alligators of the the slavery of Africans, &c. 1776, Missisippi, that, in the fall, they reprinted by the Abolition Society swallow pitch pine knots, which in New-York, 1785, with an ap- remain in their stomachs during pendix by the author.-An en their wintry torpor, and probably quiry concerning the future state of are chosen on account of their dif. those who die in their sins," Svo. pp. ficult digestion to keep the coats 400.1783.System of Doctrines, of the stomach from collapsing. &c. 2 vols. 8vo. pp. 1244. 1793. If any plain honest christian wishFor this the author unexpectedly es to exercise his intellectual digesreceived nine hundred dollars. tion, and prevent the evil effects of “ Life of Susannah Anthony ; do. of religious security and torpor, we Mrs. Osborn." This, we believe recommend this tract, as containis a complete list of the works of ing as knotty a point, as he will Dr. H, published in his lifetime. probably find among the stores of In the present volume however theological nutriment, which the are contained two tracts, which ingenuity of polemicks has prowere probably esteemed worthy of vided. preservation,
The second tract is an address The first, entitled “ A Dialogue to christians upon the signs of the between a Calvinist and a Semi- times. Many great and good men calvinist,” proves, to the perfect have imagined, that they had cerconviction of the Semicalvinist, tainly explained the prophecies of that he ought to be willing to be scripture; but we are inclined still damned. After the doctrine is to believe, notwithstanding the laproved, the advantages of it are bours of Dr. Hopkins, that no summed up by the Calvinist in the prophecy of scripture is of any prifollowing words:
A discourse by Dr. Hart of It is suited to enlarge the mind of the Preston, upon the death of the exchristian, and to extend his ideas and cellent subject of these memoirs, thoughts to objects which are great and concludes the volume. immense, and to wake up the feelings and exercises of disinterested benevo
We are sorry to say, that the lence, of supreme love to God, and re- style of Dr. H., in these .posthui, gard to the general good, which swal mous works, is too often incorrect, Jows up and forgets his own personal in- vulgar, and colloquial. Instances terest, as nothing, in comparison with of false grammar are not rare, and these grand objects
. This will help the coinage of such words as him, in the best and easiest manner to distinguish between true religion and itinerate, and reluctate, adds nothfalse : and to obtain, and maintain the ing to the copiousness or purity of evidence in his own mind, that he is a the English language. friend to God, and has that benevolence in which holiness does summarily consist. This will prepare him to acquiesce in
ART. 15. the eternal destruction of those who An inaugural dissertation on respi. perish, and even to rejoice in it, as ne ration. Submitted to the publick cessary for the glory of God, and the examination of the Faculty of greatest good of the whole, the exer
Physick, under the authority of cise of that disinterested benevolence,
the trustees of Columbia college, which makes him to be willing to be one of that finful, wretched number, were this
in the state of Newyork, the Rt. necessary to answer these ends. p. 165.
Rev.Benjamin Moore, D.D. fres
ident ; for the degree of Doctor
ART 16. of Physick, on the 12th day of The history of North and South November, 1805.
America, from its discovery to Cock, citizen of the state of New the death of General WashingYork New-York, printed by ton. By Richard Snowden. 2 T. & J. Swords. 1805.
vols. 12 mo. Philadelphia. Jacob
Johnson. 1805. In an inaugural dissertation we look not for. novelty, but we have The author of the above men. a right to expect accuracy ; and tioned work observes in his preour opinion of the candidate for face that, “ In what relates to collegiate honours is drawn from South America, Dr. Robertson's the principles and sentiments he History has been implicitly folhas adopted. The author of the lowed. His arrangement of the dissertation before us has evidently subject, his chronological order, given some time to the investiga- and his very style have been adoption of the subject which he dis- ted, as the best that can be chosen. cusses, and the work contains use. To condense his details, to introful information. We regret, that duce only the most prominent and it is not marked by that accuracy characteristick events,has been the which we are authorized to expect, principal effort, and invariable purand which in scientifick works is pose of the epitomizer : endeavpeculiarly necessary.
ouring, as he progressed, to preThe only opinions which are serve unbroken the connexion and new to us, or to the medical world continuity of events ; and in the in general, are those quoted from whole, to present the reader with Mr. Davy. We regret, that we a brief, but interesting view, of one have not had the good fortune to of the most important æras in the see, and cannot procure the works annals of the world.” of Mr. Davy. The opinion, that The author appears to have been azote as well as oxygen is absorbe considerably successful in the ex, ed by the pulmonick blood, we ecution of his proposed plan. The surely cannot controvert, and so History commences with the disfar as speculation will authorize us covery of America by Columbus, we are disposed to subscribe to it. and relates the formidable difficulThe other opinion, adopted from ties he was obliged to encounter ; Davy, cannot be so easily admit- the talents and perseverance which ted. This is, that air, or the mix, he exhibited in combating those sure of oxygenous and azotick difficulties ; and the ungrateful gasses, not oxygen and azote which and ungenerous returns which the form the base of air, is received Spanish nation made to his emiinto the blood.* Dr. Cock has nent services. It relates the sucquoted no experiments which con- ceeding discoveries of the new firm this opinion, and it is not so world; the conquest of the Mex. plausible, as to command assent ican and Peruvian empires ; and unsupported by facts.
.concludes with their entire subjection to the kingdom of Spain.
The second volume begins with Is this precisely Mr. Davy's opinion!. We relating the conjectures which have but a reference to Thompson and Bostock has been made respecting the peopling jed us to suspect, that Mr. Du believes only, that of America ; it gives the character oxygen and azote are absorbed.
of the Indian natives ; the state of which Cullen prided himself as the the British colonies at the termina- greatest effort of his genius, is faltion of the French war ; of their len with many more theories, and altercation with the parent coun- will be followed by others innumetry ; it proceeds to give a general rable, till physicians return to Hipsketch of the American war, and pocrates, and learn to observe nathe acceptance of the federal con ture, before they reason on her opstitution; it inserts the farewell erations. The loss of this theory address of General Washington, does not affect the practice of Culin 1796 ; and concludes with a len, which remains a model of exdescription of his person.
cellence. Though this work is a compila The edition before us is executtion almost entirely in the wordsed with a good type, on tolerable of other authors, it contains much paper, and is about as free from useful information for those read- typographical errours, as Amerers, who have not time to peruse, ican editions of medical works and cannot easily procure larger generally are. This work was foraccounts.
merly printed in four volumes, then compressed to two, and now the printer has contrived to com
pel the whole into a single volume. : NOTICES
Hence the type appears very
crowded, and the notes are in a Of First Lines of the Practice of character so small, as barely to be Physick. By William Cullen, legible. It is copied from RotherM. D. &c. With practical and am's edition. That by Reid is laexplanatory notes, by John Roth ter, and the notes are more approeram,
M. D. New York : priate, though fewer in number'. Printed by L. Nicholls, for I, Bosquillon, the French translator Riley & Co.
of Cullen, has given very copious
and valuable notes on this work. WE are rejoiced to see Cullen These would be a considerable acin a decent American dress. Per. quisition to English medical literahaps his general correctness, his ture. They would enhance the incontrovertible practice, and his value of Dr. Cullen's book, and at unparalleled popularity, entitle him the same time possess the advanto more elegant habiliments than tage of affording a comparative those in which he here appears view of French and English med. before us.
icine. It is unnecessary to recommend We have been informed, that it Cullen's practice of physíck to the is contemplated to publish this perusal of physicians. We ven work at Worcester. It is desirature to advise the medical tyro to ble, that it should appear in a style fix all the practical part of the suited to the merits of the work, work firmly in his memory. He and to the extensive circulation will find more advantage from be insured it. The alteration of ing thoroughly possessed of it, names of medical simples and than from running through a hun,, compounds, to those of the last dred of your Darwins and Bed- Edinburgh pharmacopeia or disdoes's, and others like them. The pensatory, would increase the val theory of spasm and collapse, on uę of the book, and save students
the labour of referring to old phar- though less ghostly than his com macopeias.
panions, Mr. Godwin is conspicuoris. From the refined reveries of Political Justice he turned his
attention to the manufacture of Fleetquood ; or, The New Man of stories. How well he succeeded
Feeling. By William Godwin. in this fashionable employment In two volumes. New York : Caleb Williams and St. Leon Printed for I. Riley & Co. No. honourably show. The first is a 1, City-Hotel. 1805.
treasure amongst rubbish of its
order, and the second, notwithThough the first talents are standing the declaration of Horace, necessary to the production of a good novel, writings of this spe.
Quodcunque ostendis mißi ske, incredulus odi, çies are continually attempted. continues to be a favourite among Why that which is arduous should the majority of readers. But unibe ventured on in common, or this form excellence is attainable by track of literature be travelled by none; and, in the performance becrowds, it is difficult perhaps satis- fore us, Mr. Godwin has failed. factorily to settle. Were authors Whether the plan of this novel testricted by the penury of their is unfavourable to the genius of its calling to a fewness of themes, writer, or his former productions some cause would appear for their have exhausted his vein, or what abounding in fable : but topicks has contributed to his present misin letters being numerous and free, carriage, it is not expressly our it is hard to account for their fancy business to say. But, were we for one. Every description of called to account for the failures we literati, and of no description too, have detected, we should conceive counsellors and clergy, statesmen that Mr. G. had mistaken his and ladies, book-sellers and beaux, province.; that the gallantries of some without brains and some Paris, and the exploits of collegians, with, as if smit by enchantment, were unsuitable materials for the couch the quill for romance. author of Falkland, and the treBleeding nuns and bloodless mendous Bethlem Gabor. There corses, vacant castles and peopled are dispositions that seem destincaverns, blue flames and white, ed for the heroick alone, that atred flames and green, damsels tain to objects elevated with digand knights, duennas and squires, nity and ease, but discover no friars and devils, with death's-heads gracefulness in stooping to levities. and cross-bones to boot, dance the On the mountains of Switzerland, hay through their works, as though in the community of robbers, with description were crazed.
every thing chivalrous, Mr. God
win appears consummately at The times have bten, home : But, in descending to petThat when the brains were out, the mad ty characters and passions, in the
would dic, And there an end; but now, they rise agairt,
management of a tete-a-tete, or the
maneuvre of a love-mattet, he aptWith twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools. SHAKES. ly reminds one of Hercules at the
distaff. It might be observed of Among the multitude that af- him, as of some former genius, ķ fect this department of writing, that he could sculpture heroes in