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Paci. Keith's Sketch of the Evidence of Prophecy

185 Kempis's, Thomas à, Imitation of Christ, with an Introductory Essay, by Thomas Chalmers, D.D.

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89, 192, 288, 383, 479, 574 London and Paris, by the Marquis de Vermont and Sir Charles Darnley 447 Lyon's Private Journal of H. M. S. Hecla, during the recent Voyage of Discovery under Captain Parry

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Malcolm's Memoir of Central India, including Malwa, and the adjoining

Provinces
Marsh's, Bishop, Course of Lectures, Parts V. VI. VII.
Martyo's, Heory, Sermons
Matthewes's last Military Operations of General Riego
Maximilian's, Prince, Travels in Brazil in 1815, 1816, and 1817, Part I.
Modern Traveller
Montpensier, Memoirs of the Duke of, written by Himself
Morell's Christian Stewardship
Morgagni's Seats and Causes of Disease investigated by Anatomy; with

Notes, &c. by William Cooke
Mortimer's Sixteen Lectures on the Influences of the Holy Spirit
Munter's Narrative of the Conversion and Death of Count Struensee

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Owen's Strictures ou the Rev. E. T. Vaughan's Sermon, entitled “God the

Doer of all Things”
Parks's concise Exposition of the Apocalypse so far as the Prophecies are

fulfilled
Parry's Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North West

Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific
Prinsep's Narrative of the Political and Military Transactions of British

India under the Administration of the Marquess of Hastings, 1813 to 1818
Prior's Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Rt. Hon. Edmund Burke

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Romaine's Treatises upon the Life, Walk, and Triumph of Faith, with an
Introductory Essay, by Thomas Chalmers, D.D.

541 Say's Historical Essay on the Rise, Progress, and probable Results of the British Dominions in India

528 Select Literary Information

88, 191, 288, 383, 479, 574 Sherwood's, Mrs., Bible Teacber's Manual

376 Slaney's Essay on the beneficial Direction of Rural Expenditure

464 Spix and Martius's Travels in Brazil in the years 1817–1820

385 Stanhope's, the Hon. Col. Leicester, Greece in 1822-1824

475 Stonard's Commentary on the Vision of Zechariah, the Prophet

406 Taylor's Calmet's Dictionary of the Holy Bible

454 - the late Jane, Contributions of Q.Q. to a periodical work

432 The Slave, and other Poems

187 Townley's Answer to the Abbé Dubois, &c.

61 Wallace's Memoirs of India Ware's Hints on Extemporaneous Preaching

282 Werninck's Twenty Serinons on Practical Subjects; translated from the Works of eminent French and Dutch Protestant Ministers

154 White's Considerations on the State of British India, &c.

342 Williams's Dictionary of all Religions and Religious Denominations, &c. 380 Wolferstan's Enchanted Flute, with other Poems; and Fables from La Fontaine

543 Eugenia, a Poem

543 Woll's Missionary Journal, &c.

239 Worthington's, Hugh, Sermons

154 Wright's Account of the Life of Richard Wilson, Esq. R.A.

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Art. I. Tableaur de L'Histoire Philosophique du Christianisme, ou

'Etudes de Philosophie Religieuse. Par Chaples Coquerel. 18mo.

Paris. 1823. THAT very frequent phrase, • the dark ages,' which we

have heard and used so often from the time of our earliest initiation into history, has become, perhaps, in most minds, surrounded with images of physical obscurity. Even among our maturer thoughts, there may remain an indistinct impression that, during the period usually so designated, there was stretched over the nations a constant shroud of wintry vapours, reaching from the flats of Holland to the steppes of the Crimea, and from the stormy bay of Biscay to the frozen gulf of Finland. And a momentary effort of reason may be required before we can persuade ourselves, that, in those days of intellectual dimness, when men seemed to dream, rather than to think, when the lamp of Science had gone out in the sepulchre of Truth, and when the spider wrought her web from year to year without disturbance over the records of mind,--that in those days, as in these, placid lakes reflected bright blue skies, and dashing streams sparkled in the rays of an unclouded sun. And it may be supposed, that a similar prejudice of the imagination insensibly influences the notions we form of the present state of the moral world. Thus, for example, while we see that our days are made glad by brilliant suns, we do not readily believe, that the times we live in will be spoken of by posterity as times of darkness. This sort of illusive association in the mind between material images and abstract facts, may make us hesitate for a moment to admit, that this vaunted nineteenth century is, throughout the continent of Europe, as well as over the neighbouring divisions of the globe, as dark an age as any that have preceded it. Vol. XXII. N.S.

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