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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.
List of Works recently. Published
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
Malcolm's Memoir of Central India, including Malwa, and the adjoining
Notes, &c. by William Cooke
115 206 154 381 385 150 427 280
378 154 570
Owen's Strictures ou the Rev. E. T. Vaughan's Sermon, entitled “God the
Doer of all Things”
Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific
India under the Administration of the Marquess of Hastings, 1813 to 1818
Romaine's Treatises upon the Life, Walk, and Triumph of Faith, with an
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.
For JULY, 1824.
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.