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Laurence's, Dr. Sermon on Maskers of Moorfields, a

Baptismal Regeneration 549 Vision, by Griffinhoof .. 655
Lectures on Apocalytical Mathias's Case of Johanna
Epistles, by Kittle .... 3 Southcott ........... 323

-, Bampton, by Dr. Mégha Dúta, a Poem, trans-
Van Mildert..........

lated from the Sanscrit,
Lectures on Inflammation, by H. H. Wilson....... 97

by Dr. Thomson....... Memoire addressé au Roi,
Letter to the Duke of Kent,

par Carnot ..........
on Consumption, by Dr... Miscellaneous Papers of

Sutton .............. 554 John Smeaton ........ 668
Letters from Albion .... 666 Monthly List of Publications
to the Bishop of

109, 222, 330, 445, 556, 669
London, by W. Belsham 623 Moreau, Gen. Life of, by
i on India, by Maria

Phillipart ............
Graham ............ 221 Musical Annecdotes, by
Life of General Moreau, by Mr. Burgh .........

J. Phillipart .......... 104
Literary Intelligence 112, 224,
336, 448, 560, 672

N
Lloyd's Sermons on the So-

vereignty of God...... 649
London, Bishop of, Charge Naismith on the Corn Laws 46

to his Clergy ........ 1 Nares, Dr. Sermon preach- :
Lord of the Isles, a Poem,

ed before the University
by W. Scott, Esq. .... 130 of Oxford .....

........... 302
Lysons' Magna Britannia, New Covering for the Velvet
Vol. III. ............ 23 Cushion ............. 552

- Mathematical Tables,
. . M.

by Peter Barlow ...... 665

Norris's, Rev. H. H. Addi-
Mc Henry's Spanish Exer-

tional Notes and Illus-
cises ........ ....... 314

trations .............. 591
Malthus's Mr, Grounds of

an Opinion on Inporta-
tion of Corn.......... 317

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Inquiry into
the Nature of Rent.... 389
Mant's, Miss, Ellen a Tale 313 Observations on Consump-

- Rev. R. Parent's tion, by Dr. Pears ..554
Poetical Anthology.... 310

made on a Tour
Marion of Drymnagh, a · from Hamburgh, by R.
Poem, by M. W. Hart-

Semple............. 315
stonge ori.......... Old English Plays, Selec-
Marsh's, Dr. Accession Ser-

tion of .............. 278
mon ................. Only Child, a Poem .... 308

- Comparative Ordeal, a Novel ........ 311
View of the Churches of Orphans, or Battle of Ne- .
England and Rome.... 494 . vil's Cross, a Poem ... 201

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Paddy Hew, a Poem .... 436

Parents' Poetical Antholo-

gy, by the Rev. R. Mant 310

Paris Chit Chat ........ 517

Pearce's Treatise on the

Abuse of Laws.....: · 555

Pears's, Dr. Observations

on Consumption ...... 554

Penn, Granville, on the Pro-

phecy of Ezekiel ...... 225
Phillipart's Life of General

Moreau ............ 104
Playfair's Political Portraits 107
Poems, by Frederick Thorn.

hill, Esq. ........... 307
Poetical Register for 1810),

1811................ 98
Policy of restraining the

Importation of Corn, by

Philalethes .......... 317
Political Memento ...... 217
Popular Survey of the Re-

formation, by G. Cuse

tance ..............

Practical Hints to young

Females, by Mrs. Taylor

View of Christian

Education ..........

Prichard's Researches into

the Physical History of

Man ............. 292

Principle of the Poor Laws

illustrated, by J. Weyland 663
Property Tax, Considera-

tions on the ......... 166
Prosodia Græca, by G.

Dunbar::...........

Sarsfield, a Novel, by J.

Gamble ............ 208

Saxon and the Gael, a Novel 659

Scott's W. Lord of the Isles,

a Poem ............ 130

Selection of Old English
Plays ............... 21

278
Semple's Observations made

on a Tour from Ham-

burgh .............

Sermon, Accession, by Dr.

Marsh .............

on Baptismal Re-

generation, by Dr. Lau-

rence ...

, Dr. Collyer's, at

Salter's Hall ........ 200

- for the National

Schools, by Dr. Gaskin 80

-- preached before

the University of Oxford,
by Dr. Nares ........ 302

- preached at York
Assize, by the Rev. F.
Wrangham .......... 197

---- by the Rev. A.

Alison ............. 57

Sermons,

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Recherches sur les Ranz des

Vaches, par Tarenne.. 239
Recreations in Mathema.

tics, by Dr. Hutton ·. 409

Reflections on the Educa

cation of the Poor.... 4:28

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Sermons, by Sir Adam Gor-
don .................... 427

on our Lord's Re-

surrection, by Bishop

Horsley :............ 561

on the Sovereignty

of God, by R. Lloyd.. 649

by Dr. Somerville 175

-, J. Vincent ...... 432
Smeaton's Miscellaneous

Papers ............. 668
Smedley's Jephtha, a Poem 96
Smith's Wealth of Nations,

Buchanan's Edition of ..

Sonnets, Anthology of, by

Capel Lofft .......... 262

-- and other Poems,

by T. Rodd .......... 207
Sortes Horatianæ, a Poem 204
Southcote, Johanna, Ma-

thias's Case of ........ 323
Southey's Roderick, the last

of the Goths, a Poem.. 353

Spanish Exercises, by L. J.

A. Mc Henry ........ 314.

Spurzheim and Gall's Phy-

*siological System...... 468
Storer's History of British

Cathedrals .......... 103
Sutton's, Dr. Letter to the

Duke of Kent, on Con-
sumption ........... 554

Thomson's, Dr. Lectures

on Inflammation ...... 70

Thornhill's Poems ...... 307

Towers of Ravenswold, á

Novel, by W. H. Hit-

chener .............: 103
Tracts on India, by Dr.

Heyne ...............

Translation of Eloisa to

Abelard, by Boschini ... 309

Juvenal, by Dr.

C. Badham .......... 418
Treatise on the Abuse of
'the Laws by J, Pearce 555

Supposed He-

reditary Properties of

Diseases, by Dr. Adams 314

Tythes, Benet and Coxe

on Commutation of ....113

T. ... .

Weyland's Poor Laws illus-

trated icon.ico.... 663

Wilmot's, Mrs. Ina, a Tra-

gedy ............... 438

Wilson's Translation of "

Mégha Dúta ......... 97

Wordsworth’s Excursion, a

Tales for Cottagers ...... 3
Tarenne's Recherches sur

les Ranz des Vaches .. 239

Taylor's, Mrs. Practical

Hints ............ 555

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Wrangham's, Rev. F. York

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THE

BRITISH CRITIC,

FOR JANUARY, 1815.

oficial Church, upon thord

favour

Art. I. Charge delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Lon.

don, at the primary Visitation of that Diocese, in the Year 1814. By William, Lord Bishop of London. 4to. 2s. 6d.

Payne and Foss. 1814. For the appearance of no theological work, within our me. mory, has the attention of the world waited with so much anx. iety, as for the publication of the charge now before us. The sudden elevation of its author to the highest episcopal throne in these dominions, the character for learning and piety which aca companied him in the divinity chair of Oxford, the eagerness to ascertain the opinions of such a man upon those important questions which now agitate the Church, all conspired to direct the public view to the first official declaration of the newly created prelate. The favourable report of the few who were present at its delivery, might also have influenced to a still higher degree the general desire to see it embodied in a more permanent form.

Awful as the responsibility must be, which is in every case attached to the episcopal office in these days of latitudinarian innovation and multiplied division, upon no one does the weight fall with more severity of pressure, than upon him, to whom the administration of the diocese of London shall have been by Providence entrusted. Situated as he is at the fountain lead of all infidelity and schism, and surrounded by enemies of every denomination and description, the duties, and the anxieties of oftice are doubled upon him. But in proportion to the diffie, culties which attend the discharge of his high and holy duty, is the extent of his influence and the power of his example.

In the present political state of our country, to the metropolis are directed the eyes of the distant parts of the empire, as to the rallying point no less of sound and constitutional principle than of the feuds of faction and disorganization. In the vast and complicated machine of our civil and ecclesiastical' esta. blishment, however distant its parts may be, none of them are

unconnected VOL. III. JANUARY, 1815.

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unconnected with or independent of the main spring and centre of motion which the metropolis exhibits. From the sentiment and opinions which there prevail, the whole country in various degrees takes its tone: with respect to ecclesiastical affairs, in London are situated all those associations of support, by which the interests of the Church are maintained, and all those combinations of hostility, by which she is openly assaulted, or secretly undermined. From the operation of these and similar causes, the clergy of London are placed upon an eminence to which the view of their brethren, in every distanit province, is constantly directed; while to the opinions, the language, and the conduct of their Diocesan is a still higher consequence and veneration attached. Whatever, therefore, may be the importance which we attach to an episcopal charge in a distant diocese, much greater is the influence of that, to which the clergy of the whole kingdom naturally look up, as to the criterion of the feeling upon religious matters in the metropolis, and as a declaration from the very penetralia of ecclesiastical government. '; .. . . With these views, therefore, we shall present our readers with an analysis of the charge before us, which, if we mistake not, will have a far niore powerful effect upon their minds than the gratification of any ordinary feeling, or the satisfaction of general curiosity.

The charge opens with a tribute of public veneration and private regard to the memory of the venerable prelate, to whom he immediately succeeded. This is no common effusion of customary compliment, but a pious, sincere, and heartfelt testimony to the virtues of a man, who bravely faced the dangers which surrounded him, and presented an undaunted front against the acrimonious scurrility and abusive malevolence with which he was assaulted by every enemy of the Church. To the soundest principles he added a decision and a spirit which enabled him to execute, with perseverance and vigour, what he conceived in justice and wisdom. If, in manner, he was tod unbending for that secular intercourse, which his diocese so peculiarly required, in his actions also he preserved the same unwavering determination. In his eulogium, therefore, on the virtues and the laboury of his predecessor, the Bishop will be cordially joined by every friend of the establishment.

In the execution of a far more difficult task the Bishop is peculiarly happy. Very rarely have we heard a man speak of himself and his own pretensions with so much frank and anaffected modesty, declaring itself, not in an absurd disavowal of those abilities which every wise man is assured, and every coxcomb fancies he possesses, but in that real and unreserved distrust in the strength of his own powers, which teaches him to

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