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land, relating to forestållers, regrators, and engrossers of corn, meat, and cattle, as weights and measures. II. Proposals for reducing numbers of laws into different acts of parliament, so far as concerns treafon, felony, the poor, corn, and other matters therein treated of. III. An bumble propofal for fending fome of the young gentlemen in the public offices to study the Pruffian laws. IV. The farmers defended against certain afperfions caft on them, with fome account of the Chinese, and other countries encouraging agriculture, and the honours that are paid in those parts to bufbandmen. V. An account of the great encouragement that was. heretofore given for encreafing tillage, and recommending the continuing it, both here and in Ireland. VI. My Lord Coke's, and other great lawyers opinions in refpect to the blessings that may accrue from the reformation of the laws. To which are prefixed, the reprefentation of the corporation of Warwick, and a particu lar epiftle in behalf of the poor of Old England, with remarks. By Mr. Grove. Price Six-pence only. 8vo. Cooper.

By this Author's way of expreffing the price of his letters, fixfence ay, he, no doubt, would infinuate. that they are a special bargain; to have we seen, in fome great thoroughfare, an old woman, with a wheel-barrow before her, on which the has erected a lumping pile of pippins, bawling out inceffantly, All these for a balf penny; all these for a half-penny! But when a cautious purchafer comes to examine them, it is odds but he finds one half them rotten, and the rest wormcaten wind-falls.

Art. 29. Letters to the Estimator of the Manners and Principles of the Times. By one who has ferved the State. 8vo. 1s. Coote.

DICULOUS.

It would puzzle the moft acute critic to decide, whether the Letter-writer, or the Eftimator, is the greater trifler; therefore we leave this knotty point to the difcuffion of the Reader. But we may ven-: ture to mark this difference between them, that the former is more light and flippant, and the latter more folemn and affected: though perhaps they are equally excellent in the different fpecies of the Ri R-d Art. 30. A Melius Inquirendum into the Character of the Royal Martyr King Charles I. wherein is demonftrated, from the authentic records both of our church and ftate, as well as the reftimony of many unexceptionable witnesses (in this cafe) that the reflections caft upon his facred perfon, and truly glorious memory, in a paper inferted into a pamphlet, entitled, The Monthly Review, for Februray laft, are notoriously false, scandalous, and A malicious Libel. 8vo. 1s. Owen.

We shall only obferve, that this Waiter is a champion worthy of the

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Art. 31. Remarks upon an infamous Libel, entitled, A Seventh
Letter to the People of England. 8vo. 6d. No Publifher's
Name.

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The ungrateful world feems, with general confent, to turn its back on the unfortunate She, and the Wits of the town appear refolved in full cry to hunt him down, along with his worthy compatriot, the reverend Estimator.-Our Readers may remember the chastisement which the former met with, in a seventh letter; fee Review for March laft, p. 274. and this new attack is probably an arrow from the fame quiver. Under pretence of defending the Doctor against his ironical adverfary, the Remarker lays on the poor Demagogue, and treats him with equal feverity, in the fame ftrain: thus, for inftance, pretending to refent the infinuation thrown out by the Author of the Seventh Letter, that the Doctor had been kicked out of coffee-houses, he exclaims, Infamous! fcandalous! paft all bearing! kicked out of • a coffee-house! O pudor! O morts! Ő tempora! Is it poffible! Can ⚫ malignity arrive at fuch a pitch!-A true patriot, and kicked out of a coffee-house! Shame and infamy light on the head that firk ⚫ divulged the thought. No, benevolent Readers, fuch a thing never happened-Never was heard of.-It is true, a patriot's abfence, in fome cafes, may be defired. But then, it is requested in a genteel, polite, and obliging manner. As for example, "Sir, your fenti"ments in political affairs being extremely disagreeable to the gentle"men who frequent this coffee-houfe, you are defired to take the hint, "and quit it immediately; otherwife fomething may enfue, which "İ (the master of the boufe) would willingly prevent." So far, per

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haps, things may be carried; but then kicking is quite out of the cafe, which this malicious fcribbler, as ftories never lose by paffing thro' various hands, has officiously added.'-This humourous method of clearing the Doctor from the aforefaid imputation, puts us in mind of the late Mr. Edmund Curi, of most respectable memory; who, on hearing the report of his having been toffed in a blanket, fwore, " By "G! it was a dd fcandalous lie; for that it was not a blanket, "but a rug."

* The True Patriot "is a great philosopher, and poffeffed of fuch admi rable moderation, that he suffers himself to be kicked out of every coffee"houfe in town, without being discompofed, or fhewing the leaft refentment." SEVENTH LETTERI

Art. 32. Morbleau; or, the Complaints and Obfervations of a French Spy, who came to England on the retreat of Prince Clermont out of Hanover. 8vo. 6d. Serjeant.

A fix-penny touch, from fome fuch gentleman as the worthy friend of Mr. Quidnunc. See p. 415.

REV. May, 1758.

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Art. 33. A Collection of Novels, never before printed, founded on facts, ferious and whimfical. Cantaining, 1. Fatal Charity. 2. The unfortunate little French Paftry Cook. 3. The Comical Doc tor. 4. The Profeffor, an oriental Tale. 5. Sophia, or the Double Efcape. 12mo. 2s. 6d. Trye, &e.

A miscellaneous hafh, which we were obliged, ex officio, to tafle for our Readers; and we have found it fuch an ill-flavoured mefs, that we could hardly forbear exclaiming with the North-British rebel, who, upon hearing his fentence, to be hanged, drawn, and quartered, vehe mently cried out, Fy, fy! the De'il himsel' tak a' fik cukery.

RELIGIOUS and CONTROVERCIAL.

Art. 34. Philofophical and Scriptural Enquiries into the Nature and Conftitution of Mankind, confidered only as rational Beings. Wherein the antient opinion afferting the buman foul to be an immaterial, immortal, and thinking fubftance, is found to be quite falfe and erroneous, and the true nature, ftate, and manner of existence of the power of thinking in mankind, is evidently demonftrated by reafon, and the facred feriptures. Authore I.R. MI. The philofophic, or first part. 8vo. 2 s. No Publisher.

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This is a wild, rambling performance; containing nothing that deferves the attention of any confiderate Reader. The Author endeavours to prove, that omnipotence cannot create an immaterial fubftance; that the power of thinking is only a faculty with suitable gans; that, as faculties cannot be felf-exittent, but must be fupported by fome kind of fubitance, the faculty of reafon can be fupported (we. ufe his own words) by no other fubftance than the human body, which is mortal; fo that when the fubftance which fupports it dies, all the faculties inherent in that fubftance are extinguifhed, the faculty of reafon equally with all the reft.

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The notion of the immortality of the foul, he feems to think, was originally from the Devil, and ufed as one of his delufive arguments to feduce Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit; it likewise undermines, he fays, two of the most fundamental and effential articles of the Chriftian faith,, which he promifes to demonftrate clearly and plainly in the fecond part of his work. What he now offers to the public, we are told, is only an abridgment of a medical manufcript, wherein is clearly demontrated, that the finnes of the dura mater cannot be blood veffels, that the finus longitudinalis is the feat of the fenforium commune, and that this finus is the true organ of the rational faculty.

Art. 35. Bower detected as an Hiftorian: or, his many effential R omiffions, and more effential perverfions of facts, in favour of Popery, demonftrated, by comparing the three volumes of his hiftory, with the first volume of the French history of the Popes, now tranflating. By the Rev. Temple Henry Croker, Chaplain to the Earl of Hillsborough. 8vo. Is. Cooper.

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Contains many fenfible and juft obfervations on Bower's history of the Popes, which our Author fhews to be much inferior to that published in French at the Hague, and now tranflating into English. Of the latter we intend an account, as foon as the tranflation is finished.

R Art. 36. Certain Articles propofed to the ferious Confideration of the Court of Affiftants of the worshipful Company of Salters, in London, &c. By John Free, D. D. Vicar of East Coker, in Somerfetfhire, Thursday-Lecturer of St. Mary-Hill, London, and Lecturer of Newington, in Surry. 8vo. 6d. Sandby.

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Thefe articles propofed to the Court of Affiftants above-mentioned re'ate to the application of a Methodist for their votes and intereft, in order to his being promoted to the Tuesday's lecturefhip at St. Dunstan's in the Eaft, at prefent in the poffeffion of the Rev. Mr. • B——n, he being ftill alive, and by God's favour likely to conti

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nue to live. On this occafion, the Doctor calls upon the Gentlemen Salters, First, as members of the established church. Or, secondly, as Chriftians of fome denomination or other. Or, thirdly, as people concerned for the honour of God. Or, fourthly, as good fubjects to the flate. Or, fifthly, as men of common prudence,' to confider what fort of people the Methodists are: and, in order to prevent their favouring the methodist candidate aforefaid, he gives fuch an account of the tenets of this fect, as can hardly fail of anfwering the reverend Author's intention, provided the worshipful court of Affifants, whom he addresses, are capable of being influenced by a reprefentation of this kind.

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Art. 37. Remarks on the Right Rev. Lord Bishop of Clogher's Vindication of the Hiftories of the Old and New Teftament. In a letter to the Right Hon. the Lord Viscount At. 8vo. 6d. Owen.

This anonymous Remarker controverts feveral of the Bishop's theological and philofophical notions, with learning and candour:--But as this truly great man is now no more, we shall, in respect to his memory, avoid entering into particulars at prefent.-In justice to the Remarker, too, we must obferve, that his pamphlet came out a confiderable time before the death of the Bishop; which happened in February, 1753.

Art. 38. The Tempestuous Soul calmed by Jefus Chrift, by way of comfort to deferted fouls. A Treatife written on Matt. viii. 23. &c. By A. Palmer. Formerly Preacher of the Gospel at Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire. Now revifed, corrected and published by way of extract, and earnestly recommended to to all those who are deeply concerned about their immortal welfare. 12mo. 6d. Cooke.

Thefe myftical Authors remind us of Sir Hudibras

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For he a rope of fand could twist
As tough as learned Sorbonist;
And weave fine cobwebs fit for fcull
That's empty when the moon is full;
Such as take lodgings in a head,
That's to be let unfurnished.
He could raife fcruples dark and nice,
And after folve them in a trice,
As if divinity had catch'd

The itch on purpose to be scratch'd ;
Or like a mountebank did wound
And ftab herfelf with doubts profound,
Only to fhew with how fmall pain,
The fores of faith are cur'd again;
Altho' by woful proof we find,
They always leave a fear behind.

As to Mr. Palmer, he (though he has not been fo ingenuous as to acknowlege it) evidently took the hint of his method of calming the tempeftuous foul, from that famous recipe for a burnt finger, well known to every old woman; namely, to burn it again, that the fecond fire may fetch out the first.

Art. 39. A Confeffion of Faith. Written by the Right Honour

able Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam. Republifhed with a Preface on the Subject of Authority in Religious Matters, and a dapted to the Exigency of the prefent Times. 8vo. 6d. Owen.

All that is neceflary to be faid of this piece is, that the Author of the Preface is a mighty Champion for Orthodoxy. Chriftianity, he fays, is not to be tricked, nor feowled, nor wormed out of the world; and while we have a BACON, a WATERLAND, and a JONES on our fide, we need not dread any arrows that may be shot from any quivers against us.

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Art. 40. Admonitions for the Holy Week, appropriated to the prefent time. Containing devout and Chriftian exercifes, under three heads; Meditations, Refolves, and Prayer; fuited to each particular day, and tending to illuftrate the fervice of the church for thofe days; as alfo to the peculiar obfervance of Good Friday, and a due preparation for receiving the facrament on the fucceeding Eafter Sunday. Svo. s. Noon.

Experience fhews, that there are coxcombs in law, coxcombs in phyfic, coxcombs in politics;-and this pamphlet fhews too, that there are coxcombs in divinity :-Hear how the fcribbler prates.

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ven for thee: GoD defcended for thy fake to wear the form of man : · to fuffer all the mileries of thy nature, all the indignities thy kind ⚫ could lay upon him, even to a fhameful death.

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