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TRAVELS

ERRATUM.

The reader is requested to correct an obvious error at page 107 of the present Number. At line 16, for 1788 read 1688.

The Title, Contents, and Index to Vol. VIII., have been delayed by accidental circumstances, and will be given in the next Number.

THE

ECLECTIC REVIEW,

FOR MARCH, 1833.

Art. I. 1. The Works of Robert Hall, A.M. With a brief Memoir

of his Life, by Dr. Gregory, and Observations on his Character as a Preacher, by John Foster. Published under the Superintendence of Olinthus Gregory, LL.D. F.R.A.S., Professor of Mathematics in the Royal Military Academy. Vol. VI. Memoir, Observations, &c. Sermons. Index. 8vo. pp. 191, 498. Price 16s. London,

1832. 2. Quarterly Review. No. XCV. Art. The Works of the late Robert

Hall. 3. The Christian Observer. Feb. 1833. Art. The Life and Writings

of Robert Hall.

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WE have, in former Numbers *, attempted a general review of

Mr. Hall's writings, and a portrait of his intellectual character. The biographical portion of the present volume will lead us to contemplate his personal character, and the distinctive features of his pulpit eloquence. We shall at the same time take the freedom of adverting to two articles which have appeared in contemporary journals, containing strictures upon Mr. Hall's character and writings, in which admiration of his transcendent talents is blended with some portion of misapprehension and party feeling.

The lamented death of Sir James Mackintosh has deprived us of some interesting recollections of Mr. Hall's college life and earlier years, and of a philosophical estimate and delineation of his literary attainments and intellectual powers, such as Sir James was, of all men who knew him, the best qualified to supply. But we cannot regret that the biographer's office has devolved

* Ecl. Rev. March, 1832.—Art. I. May, 1832.- Art. II. (Vol. VII. Third Series.)

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upon one whose confidential intercourse with Mr. Hall in later life, and entire harmony of religious sentiment with the subject of his memoir, better fitted him, in other respects, to do justice to the moral and religious features of his character. Of Dr. Gregory's very able and interesting memoir, occupying 115 closely printed pages, we shall attempt a brief abstract.

Robert Hall was born at Arnsby near Leicester, on the 2d of May, 1764. His excellent father was the Baptist minister of that village, and his name is well known as the Author of a valuable little work entitled, “ Helps to Zion's Travellers,” which has passed through several editions, and sufficiently attests his correct judgement and solid piety. He died in the year 1791. Robert, though named after his father, was the youngest of fourteen children; and while an infant, he was so delicate and feeble, that it was not expected he would reach maturity. Until he was two years of age, he could neither walk nor talk; and he was taught to speak and to spell at the same time, by an intelligent nurse, who, observing that his attention was attracted to the inscriptions on the grave-stones of a burial ground adjacent to his father's house, adopted this singular expedient of tuition. No sooner was his tongue thus loosed, than his advance was marked. He became a rapid talker and an incessant questioner; and under the village dame, his thirst for knowledge soon manifested itself in his passion for books. In the summer season, after school hours were over, he would put his richly prized library (including an Entick's Dictionary) into his pinafore, and steal into his first school-room, the burial-ground, where, extended on the grass with his books spread around him, he would remain till the shades of evening compelled him to retire into the house. To this practice, we may trace with too great probability, the origin of that disease which rendered his whole life a conflict with physical suffering. When only six years of age, he was placed as a day scholar under the charge of a Mr. Simmons, who resided four miles from Arnsby; and at first he walked to school in the morning, and back in the evening. But the severe pain in his back from which he suffered through life, had even then begun to distress him, and to render him incapable of the fatigue of walking so far. He was often obliged to lie down on the road; sometimes, his brother or one of his school-fellows would carry him. At length, on his father ascertaining the state of the case, Robert and his brother were placed under the care of a friend in the village, spending the Sunday only at home. The seat of Mr. Hall's disease was the aorta and the kidney on the right side; and nothing, we apprehend, could be more likely to give rise to it, than rheumatic affections occasioned by his lying on the rank grass of a burial-ground. The only wonder is that, with his feeble constitution, he survived.

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