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XIII. A letter to Thomas Randolph, a doctor of Oxford; occasioned by his discourse, entitled, party-zeal censured. (See the list of fermons, p. 320.) By Ephraim Harman, one of the people called Quakers. 8vo. 6 d. Owen.

The name of Ephraim Harman we take to be fictitious, as well as the pretence of this pamphlet's being written by a Quaker. The stile and manner of the people of this persuation is, doubtless, here taken up, for the sake of giving a humourous turn to the criticisms upon dr. Randolph's-fermon, contained in this piece; which are pretty severe, and -for the most part not unentertaining.

XIV. Remarks on an effay concerning miracles, published by David Hume, esq; amongst his philosophical elsays. 410. Is. Woodfall.

The author of this small piece is both a sensible and genteel writer : he considers what mr. Hume has advanced relating to miracles in a somewhat different light from dr. Rutherforth and mr. Adams; but as mr. Adams has fo ingeniously shewn the fophiftry of mr. Hume's arguments, (See Review for January laft,) we shall not detain our readers with a particular account of what he has said. R

XV. Some obfervations on a book, entitled, an fay, &c. In the course of which the bishop of London's comparison of the more fure word of prophecy, &c. is defended against the objections made to it by the reverend meff. Ashton and Cooke. In a letter to a country school-master. By a late fellow of king's-college, Cambridge. Part I. 8vo. I s. 6 d. Roberts.

In the Review for July last, we gave a short account of the pamphlet to which this piece is an answer ; written with a good deal of spirit and smartness. The author's interpretation of the controverted passage in Peter is the same with Mr. Ashton's, for which see Review for Auguft 1750.

a XVI. Man more than a machine, &c. 8vo. Is. 6 d. Owen.

This is a very sensible answer to a wicked and atheistical treatise, entitled, man a Machine *. Of which see an account, Review, vol. I.

XVII. A candid examination of that celebrated piece of fophistry, entitled, heaven open' 10 all men. Svo. I S. Rufel:

This small piece, the author of which appears to be 4 pious, well-meaning person, is written wich great modifyi

and, Written by the late M. de la Merrrin


and, we make no doubt, with a very good design. As to the performance to which it is an answer, surely no man of sense can read it, without looking upon it as absolutely below contempt.

R DIVINITY. XVIII. Sermons on several subjects. By George Baddelley, A. B. rector of Markfield, Leicestershire. 12mo. 3 s. Keith.

Such persons as read sermons, with a view to their improvement in rational and manly piety, and in order to their having just and striking representations of moral and divine truths set before their minds, will, we apprehend, find imall pleasure in perusing this volume.

XIX. A new form of self-examination, digefted under proper heads. Drawn up for the use, and published at the requeft, of a person of quality : at the same time adapted to the exigencies and circumstances of the serious christian, in every condition and station of life. By the reverend mr. Winstanly, rector of Gritworth, Northamptonshire. 1 2mo. Is. 6 d. bound. Dod.

A pious and well-intended performance; and which we hope will be found serviceable to those who are capable of receiving benefit from such afliftances.

POLITICA L. XX. The history of our national debts and taxes, from the year 1688, to the present year 1752. Part III. 8vo. 2 S. Cooper,

The first part of this ingenious, useful and important work, was mentioned in the 8oth, and the second part in the 461 ft pages of our Review, vol. V. It will be compleated in the fourth part.

POETRY. XXI. Penelope to Ulysses, from Ovid. Being a specimen of a new translation of Ovid's epistles. 4to. 6 d. Bathurst.

An advertisement, subjoined to this specimen, informas us, that, if it be approved, the translator proposes to publith the rest of the epittles. If the public like not this fpecimen better than we do, the translator will probably give himself no further trouble about Ovid. Of this specimen take the following (ne.

• O dear Ulyfjes! why thus long away?
By letter, no ;-in person rather say.
Long, long, e'er this

, Troy, dear, too dear, bought prize, Odious to Grecian maids, in ruin lies.' Again, p. 9.

• We're only three, and those a fteble race:

Thy wife, old fire, and son with beardless face.' Left our readers should imagine this translator's design is to attempt Ovid in travestie, we think it proper to apprize them, that he is entirely innocent of any such intention.

XXII. Arsinoe : or, the incestuous marriage. A tragedy. By Andrew Henderson. 8vo. Is. Robinson.

Mr. Henderson's abilities, as a dramatic poet, will fufficiently appear, from the following passages. Pag. 1. King Ptolemy says,

• None ever more than I a fifter lov'd, -
And since the gods to me no fons have given,

I think ’cis just I should take care of her's.' P. 3. A General concludes a most heroic speech to the same monarch in these lofty and intelligible terms:

• A settlement from you I would intreat ;
Since with your royal filter you defign
To tamper ; henceforth I Thall defer;

For why your precious moments spend with me?' P. 26. The same prince expresses his anger, on occasion of a supposed piece of treachery, in the following kingly stile :

• What means the man my secrets to betray?
'Gainit him, as once before, my arms I'll curn,

For breach of truit that I in him repos’d.' P. 62. Here we have the following pleasant inadvertency. Enter some soldiers, one of whom carries his head upon

a pole.' Those who will give themselves the entertainment of perusing this piece, quite through, may doubtlefs find out, that the author does not here mean, that the foldier carried his own head upon a pole, but that of king Ptolemy. Tho' this gentleman's tragedizing talents are so

very conspicuous, yet his own modeft opinion of them is equally remarkable. This circumitance appears from his


advertisement of Arlinge, in the news papers ; in which he observes, that this Play contains the most convincing arguments against incest and self-murder; interspersed with an INESTIMABLE TREASURE of ancient and modern learning, and the substance of the principles of the illuftrious Sir Isaac Newton, adapted to the MEANEST CAPACITY, and very entertaining to the LADIEs, containing a nice defcription of the passions and behaviour of the fair sex.'-Vide London Daily Advertiser, April 6. 1752.

XXIII. The Rover: or, happiness at last. A pastoral drama; as it was intended for the theatre. 4to. Is. Cooper.

The author informs us, in an advertisement, that the length of this piece, (not its want of merit), prevented its appearing on the stage. He modestly apologizes for any defects, and pleads his youth in excuse. The nature of this performance, particularly iis dependence upon the music, must excuse our entering into particulars concerning it.

XXIV. The present state of the Literati. A satire. 4to. 15. Cooper.

The author exclaims against the present age, for its venality, or love of money, and neglect of the muses, and literary productions in general. The poem is not without merit, notwithstanding, in our opinion, the author is mistaken, with regard to the fact on which he fixes the basis of his work. We are persuaded, that no age was ever more favourable than the present, to men of real genius, and works of real merit. As a proof of which, we appeal to the accounts given by the booksellers, of the numerous impressions they have sold, of almost every book published within the last fifty years, that has deserved to sell; which has enabled them to gratify the authors very liberally. We have writers now living, whose labours produce them incomes almost equal to the estates of the middle rank of our landed gentry : and let it be remembered, that the late mr. Pope's pen raised him a fine fortune, with INDEPENDENCY: a more solid reward than the capricious smiles of a great man, on which the literati of antiquity, were usually forced to depend for their subsistence.

XXV. The Beauties of Shakespear, regularly selected from each play. With a general index, digesting them under proper heads.' Illustrated with explanatory notes, and similar passages from ancient and modern authors. By the reverend mr. Dodd, of Clare-ball, Cambridge. 2 vols, 12mo. Walier.

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This article requires no explanation or comment. In justice, however, to mr. Dodd, we cannot but observe, that he has discharged the part of a judicious collector, and annotator; he has likewise given his readers a greater quantity, in proportion to the price, than is usual; so that these two volumes may be deemed cheaper than most books of entertainment that have been lately publithed; and are, in truth, a valuable miscellany.

XXVI., Pythagoras. An ode, to his grace the duke of Newcastle* To which is prefixed, observations on taste and education.

Fol., 1 s.

See Review for November last, p. 462. ART.XXVII.

XXVII. The Discovery, An ode to mr. P**** m.
4to. 6 d. Vaillant. * 2.

An elegant compliment to mr. Pelham; with whom the
author fixes the residence of Virtue; afer tracing her in vain
among the gay, the recluse, the factious, the fatirifts, the
philosophers, & s. From these, says he, thindignant goddess'

• Long through the sky's wide pathless way
The muse observ'd the wand'rer stray,

And mark'd her last retreat ;
O'er Surry's barren heaths she flew,
Defcending like the filent dew

On Ejher's peaceful seat."
XXVIII: Proceedings at the court of Apollo. Fol.' 6 d.

This piece consists of little more than an ill-natur’d and
ill-manner'd invective against the lord chamberlain, (probab-
ly for refusing to license fome theatrical production of the au-
thor's), and some sneers at certain writers of considerable rank,
particularly lord Orrery and mr. Francis. As to the me-
rit of our censor's own work, the reader may judge of it
from what he says of the duke of G-fon, whom he stiles,

-A mishapen, monstrous thing,
The bastard-feed. of princely.fin
Yclep'd on earth lord C-


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