9. The predisposition of our citizens to be affe&ted by the remote and exciting causes of the yellow fever, would be very much lel. sened by their living sparingly upon fresh animal food and chiefly upon broth and fresh vegetables rendered savoury by spices, and a small quantity of salted meat, during the summer and autumnal months. A conftant attention should be paid at the same time to bodily cleanliness."

Art. XVI. A Sermon preached in Christ Church, and St.

Peter's Philadelphia, May the gth, 1^98; being the Day appointed by the President, as a Day of Fasting, Humiliation, and Prayer, throughout the United States of North America. By James Abercrombie, A. M. one of the Affiftant Ministers of Christ Church and St. Peter's. Published by Request. Philadelphia ; Printed by John Ormrod, No. 41, Chefnut-street.


Na well-written Preface, the author informs the public, was delivered, and with no intention of its being ever committed to the prifs, is thrown on the candour of the public, with a full conviction that, in consideration of the aboverecited and other similar circumstances, it will be perused with all that indulgence to which he hopes it will be thought enti. tled.

Conscious of his not having had it in his power to pay that attention to his style, and the arrangement of his subjeci, which both the occafion, and a proper regard to his own reputation required, he itrenuoully resisted the solicitations first offered for its publication, and he would have persevered in doing fo, had not the most gross and malevolent misrepresentations of several sentiments made it indispensibly neceflary for him to appeal to the candour of the public. He now gives it to them with all its imperfections, not thinking himself, under existing circumstances, at liberty to alter or amend it; at the same time afterting his full conviction of the truth of the sentiments exprelled, and giving his assurances that he publishes them exactly as delivered from the pulpit, without the fuppreflion or flightest alteration of any one of them.

The text is, Joel, chap. ii, ver. 15, 16, 17, 18, which is very judiciously explained, and then, being naturally led to it from the nature of his subject, the author takes a summary but interesting view of the present circumstances of his own country. And, sorry are me to observe, that on the testimony of this as trell as several other publications, these rising states appear to be overrun either with sectaries to the destruction of


peace, harmony, and all the social comforts of good neighbourhood; or with such latidunarianism as is equally destructive of both religious principle and religious practice ; or, finally, with modern French philofophy, which is more destructive of the moral sense, as it has been called, and common honesty, than even avowed infidelity, when infidelity was contended to be a speculative thing.

Mr. Abercrombie, if sometimes bold in his expoftulations, is no where violent. He addre's his countryman with that manly firmness, which becomes a christian preacher: his arguments are plain, but convincing, and sufficiently forcible, and his style, though perhaps, not always, fo correct as longer study might have rendered it, is no where mean, nor unworthy of a well-educated writer. How popular or unpopular he may be in the congregation to which he belongs, we have neither enquired nor been informed: but, though we, with every other man, as we suppose, who had the pleasure of being acquainted with him, fincerely lamented the death of the amiable man, whom we well remember once filled the Chair of Christ Church and St. Peters, with almost unexampled eclat. We cannot so belie our convictings as to condole with the congregation for having loft Mr. Duché, when, at the same time, they have gained by Mr. Abercrombie (whom we at all know only as the author of this Sermon).

As a specimen of his style and manner, we transcribe the following passage ; felected for no other reafon than that it appears likely to be most interesting to British readers; and beause, also, it asserts a fact of great importance to both countries, to the certainty and truth of which it happens that we can ourselves bear testimony. « The

pen of faithfal history, and the memory of many now within these facred walls, muft trace with pleafing recollection, the purity and fimplicity of manners, the ardour and unanimity of political sentiments, and i he zeal and ancerity of religious profession, which once prevailed among us.

“ By that great and illustrious nation, from whom we derive our origin, we were nourished in the principles of true religion and vir. tue ; from her we imbibed those pure elements of political wisdoš which, as far as the infant state of our country would admit, taught us to form our conftitution on the model of her own, juftly considered, upon abstract principles, by the wiselt politicians, the perfection of government ; and without a firm and cordial connection with whom (pointed out by nature, from a similarity of language, laws, manners, and religion ; and by expediency, from the resources of her strength) we may, perhaps, in the prefent exigency find it difficult to preserve our liberty and independence."


out, ib.



Auklaud (Lord) his fpeech on the
and -nglith nations, 429.

Union praised, as replete with politi-
Abou Mandoui, the father of light, 563. cat and commercial information,
Affabiliiy, (according to Mr. Pin 45.

kerton) a fet-off against vague
amours, 234.

Age of Keaton, (Paine's) Review of,
reviewed, 338—The Monthly Re- Bampton Lecture, usefulness of that iszen
viewers affert, that Mr. Paine's re-

ititution, 133.
ligious dilgust arose from being re. Banana-tree, description of, 564.
quired to believe too inuch ; and Bantam, Stavorinus's introduction to
propose that the scriptures 1hould be the king of, described, 269.
abridged, or disputed patlages taken Barbauld (Mrs.) a tkctch of her cha-
-various patlages in the

racter, 29.
opinion of the Critical Reviewers, Baron de Knigge, unmasked, proved
do honour to the author's religious

to be an illuminé, democrat, &c. 554.
feelings, 339--the Analytical Critics Barreul (l'Abbe) maintains the ) rench
ait:rm, that to Unitarians half the revolution to be the result of a pre-
book requires no antwer, 341.

meditated plan, 498~-undertakes to
Albany (Duke of,) appointed regent of explain the spirit and principles of

Scotland in the minority of James V. the Revolution, 499minaccurate in
-his character, 252-his deficiency ascribing the abolition of the Jesuits
of courage and kill thewn in his in and other religious orders to the new
vasons of England, 253.

Philosophers, 503-inaci urate in ta-
America, infidelity increasing in the ting various potentates and ministers

United States, through the want of as encouragers of atheism, 506—
a religious establishment, 25-tua 510--the object ot his work excellent
tion of various illustrious personages but its execution highly defective in
in, il remarks on the flowness of impartiality and moderation, 572.

her progress in literature, 57%. Barritier Ego, his eloquence occasion-
Analytical Reviewer, its confiftency ally diligent at St. Stephen's Cha.
in prailing and dispraising the same

pel, 290.
poen, 477--the reasons of its revo Baptiit Bookseller, the honour of one,
lutionary judgment, 177.

instance of, 83.
Anne, queen of Louis XII. her mes. Baptist Minister, the hypocrisy of a,

sago to Jaines IV. King of Scot exposed, 82-detected in diftributing
Jand, 246.

a pernicious pamphlet, ib.
Anonymous periodical publications, Batavia, Europeans at, described by
remarks on their abuse, 203,

Stavorinus, 275.
Antelope, description of the, 566. Belen (Cardinal) anecdotes of, 256.
Anti-Jacobin Review, its extreme use Beltham's (Rev. Mr.) denies original

fulness to a Book Society in the fin to be a fcriptural doctrine, 61.-
country, 80.

denies the pre-existence, deity, and
Antique Remains on the Heights of propitiation made by the death of
Vaida described, 532.

Jesus Christ, 62-thinks that St.
Afertion, fpecimen of one proper to Paul annexed no very diftinct idea

be made in a French tribune, 544. to what he wrote ; and afferts that
Atheism defcribed by Bıthop brownlow, God, being an infinite fpirit, hatlı

314-its baueful effects on society, no right hand, at which Jesus can

it and to intercede, 63-atirns that
Atrjar, account of a pickle fo call.

ed, 2715

of, 24.

the Sabbath makes no part of Chri on Mr. Malone, 387-his criticisms
Itianity, 405.

Strictures on his on the author of the Pursuits of Li-
writing3 by the author of the In-

terature, 395-treats the ftyle of
spector, 405--407.

Junius with contempt, 397-is com-
Belen, (Cardinal) anecdotes of, 256. pletely satisfied that Hugh M'Aulay
Bishop's (Rev. Mr.) his poems, termed was the author of those letters, 397.

insipid by the Critical Reviewers, Sec Mathias.

that the most inapplicable Charles de Rosenfeld, a novel, 575.
ierm they could adopt, proved by Chastity, female, in the opinion of
various quotations, 334, 335, &C. Mary Hays, confifts in only obliging
faults of his poetry, 354:

one lover at a time, 56.
Bilet's (Dr.) remarks on futterance and Chetla-Rees, a chief of Nootka, tis

resistance, as inculcated by Christi disposition to thieving, 143.
anity, 190.

China, account of the tate-religion
Blundell (vr. Bryan) presents his Ma-

jeity with a copy of his pamphlet, 53. Chinese at Batavia, account of, from
Bluthing, a punishable oifence at leveral

Stavorinus; 274.
young ladies boarding schools, 28. Christianity, advantages of, to nations
Book-Society in an eaftern county, and individuals, 137-description of,

account of its proceedings with re by Bishop Brownlow, 315-real teits
fpect to Reviewers, 79.

of, described by Mr Polwhele, 456.
Bottiger Profetior, his publican prin- Cisalpina, poetical lamentation on the
ciples, displayed, 550.

Fall of, 363–367.
Bowen's (Rev. Mr) comparison of the Civilization, its origin and progress
Freuch Ifraelites, 316.

difcuffed, 117-of the Highlands of
British Navy, poetical compliment to, Scotland, attempted in the reiga of
quoted, 43.

James IV. 119-its progress in Scot.
Burgetles, two descriptions of, in Can.

land in the reigns of James IV. and
terbury, in the time of Edward the

V. 258.
Confeilor, 21.

Cleeve (Mr.) entitled to public ihanks
Burke (Edinund) vindicated from the

for composing his Devotional Exer-
charge of aportacy, 199.

cises, 181.

Clergy, French, desence of the, by

M. De la Harpe, 542.

Clergyman, peculiar duty of a, to his
Cadogan's Discourses. Auti-Jacobin parishioners, 81.

review of, the various animadverfions Clerical character degraded by case
upon, 73.

vaihing for election to lectureihips,
Caldren, a satire, various extracts from,

178—fcandalous conduct at these

elections described, ib.
Calumniators of the Anti-Jacobin Re. Coinage (Englith) a considerable er-
view, denied to prove their affertions,

pence to the nation, 169—the present

mode of conducting it exceptionable,
Calvinistical opinions gaining ground 170-proposed method of improve-
in the French armies, 84.

ment, by a reduction in weight of
Cambridge, Academic Exercise, 361

the pieces coined, ib.

Collot D'Herbois, account of his death,
Cannæ, battle of, described by Ds.

Ferguson, 4!9.

Colnett (Captain) his means of pre-
Canopus, the river of, described, 562. serving the health of his crew, 413.
Cape Horn, Captain Colnett's Account

Conspiracy against the Chriftian reli-

gion defcribed, 499—the period at
Catholic Emancipation in Ireland, Mr. which it was formed, 509-in pro•
Addington's remarks on, 304

grets under the authors of the Ene
Caution, friendly; to the author of

cyclopedia, 505
the Kzar, 57.

Cora, the Virgin of the Sun, her cha.
Ceiarean (); cration, defended by Dr. racter defined, 441-ts tendency

hurtful, as not being agreeable to
Chalmers: Mr.) grounds of his Apology nature, or conducive to virtue, 443.

for the Believers in the Shakespea Correction of inaccurate tatement
Manuscripts, 384-his obfervations in the Anti-Jacobin Review, 74.


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Counterfeiting of English money, how Egypt, description of, by Sonnini, 553.
it may be prevented, 171.

Egyptian, origin of the word lug,
Crambe Repetitæ, various extracts conjectures on, 285.
from, 292.

Election of a French representative at
Crocodile, the, 565.

Cayenne described, 527.
Custom, a barbarous one, that duelling Elvira, the prostitute heroine of Koto
thould be confined to man, 144. zebue, remarks on her character,


Encyclopedie, French, originally de-

figned to promulgate the principles
Daniel, a Prophecy of, applied to infi of ath-ism and anarchy, 501.

del France, 216–220_this appli- England, Descent upon, a Prophecy,

cation controverted, 484-488. 572.
Debating Society, account of a, 97.. Epic poem, rules for its composition,
Deputies, French, account of their

Deportation to Cayenne, 518-bar- Epigrams, on fand being mixed, the
barous treatment on the road from

bread given to the Englith prisoners
Paris to Rochfort, 520-523-their in France, 294-several, by Mr.
voyage to Cayenne describede 524 Bishop, 337, 338.
-treatment at Cayenne, 526--Ra Equality, omitted in the French decla.
mus, Barthelemy, Pichegru, and

ration of Rights of 1791, added in
others, effect their escape, 529-the that of 1795, 262--French definition

former arrive in England, 530. of equality discussed and condemned,
Devonthire, general outline of, from

Mr. Polwhele's History, 468-its Europe, intercourse with, indispensably
extent, 469-its climate, 470-its necessary to the inhabitants of the
rivers, 471---the changes that have Pacific illands, 136.
taken place on the lea-coast, ib. Evangelical Preachers described, 76–
the soil and stone, 472--mines, fos their coarseness, vulgarity, and want
fils, and metals, 473-birds, infects, of talte, 211.

and reptiles, 474-quadrupeds, 475. Exeter, Literary Society, its disputes
Dialogue in the Shades, between Lu with, and expulsion of, one of its

cian and a disciple of Godwin, 165. members, 181-185.
Diflenters, Protestant, defended from Extract from Mr. Deafon's Sermons,

various attacks, 84–87--their en 179
deavours to instruct, reform, and
convert poor villages, animadverted

upon, 213--remarks on their conduct

as members of volunteer corps, 214. Farms, the superior expediency of sinall
Diffenting Minister, one of that class or large, discutied, and decided in

the conductor of the Analytical Re favour of the latter, 480-483.
view, 192-character and principles Ferguson, Dr. Adam, his design in
described, as thewn by his criti composing the History of the Roman
cisms, 1935

Republic, 413—his own view of his
Domesday, description of the auto subject, 414—its great importance,

graphs so called, 425-translated by 415--remarks on the composition of
Meil. Henthall and Wilkinson, ib. his history, 418.
its great importance in elucidating Feudal tenants of Edward the Confeffor,
Englith history, 432.

20-eight Saxons in Kent, whore
Dover, account of, in the reign of lands were exempted from payment
Edward I. 427.

of relief to the Crown, ib.

Fidelity of the Servant of Barthelemy

recorded, 520.

Fletcher, Andrew, 'of Saltoun (dero
Earthquake, a useful auxiliary to a cribed by the Earl of Buchan, Meff.
Peruvian amour, 441.

Beltham and Seward, as an upright
Eclogues of Mr. Poulley, in the author's patriot, and excellent man) having

opinion, bear no resemblance to any committed robbery and murder, flies
poems in the Englith

guage, nor,

to Spain, where he is imprisoned as
in the Reviewer's opinion, to any a felon, and then ordered to be sent

in any language-quotations back to England as a traitor, rebel,
from, 128.

and affalin, 424.


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