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feveral other eminent Counsel) to be legal, we presume that relief, ia
Tables; which will be found of excellent Use to Factors, Millers,
One of the few books that are useful to people in che inferior ranks of society. The tables appear, as far as we may conclude, from the few of them that we have examined, to be as accurately execured as they are judiciously designed. The utility of the work is thus set forth by Ms. Wood himself, in the Preface :
• When I first began this work, I intended no more pose some tables for my own use; but shewing them to some Millers and Farmers, they greatly importuned me to publish them.
• li is common, and indeed natural, for men in general, to be fond of their own productions; and this, I frankly own, is the case with me; for I do positively affirm, I would not be without such a book as this for five guineas; knowing, by long experience, the trouble and perplexity there is in reckoning so many odd quantities of wheat at fuch various prices : but now inttead of being perplexed and teazed, it is a pleasure to fit down and reckon with the farmer, having every quantity and price fo ready before me; and being so very plain and easy to be understood, every Farmer, who can read, may know as well as the Miller what any quantity of wheat, from one pound to fix loads, comes to, at any price from five to twenty pounds per load.
And these tables will also spare the expence of buying and keep ing in repair scales and weights, which many Farmers think they ought to have, to avoid the perplexity and uncertainty of reckonings.'
This Mr. Wood, who is an extraordinary person, was formerly announced to our readers, on a very different occasion. In the Rev. Vol. xlvii. p. 262", we observed that, in our opinion, the annals of physic do not contain such an instance of the salutary effects of temperance, or of fo ftrict and undeviating an adherence to a system of the moft rigid abftemiousness, as that which is recorded of Mr. Wood, in the second.volume of Medical Transactions, published by the College of Phyficians, London. The particulars of his cafe have ing already been laid before our Readers, in the Review above referred to, we have now only to add, that we have the satisfaction of learning, by a letcer from a Correspondent, that Mr. Wood • ftill perfeveres in the same course of rigid temperance, and still enjoys its beneficial effects.'
Art. 36. A Common-place Book for Travellers in foreign Countries;
which may also be of Use to those who travel in their own Coun: try: with Heads of Reference, including the several Particulars moft worthy of Observation. 35. Rivington.
All the account necessary to be given of this Memorandum-Book for travellers, is,-That it is nine inches long, and three and a half inches wide. Art. 37. An Address and Reply, sc. By the Rev. Edward Fleet,
Junior, B. A. of Oriel College, Oxford, 8vo. 6 d. Brown, 1777.
In this Addrefs, &c. Mr. Fleet attacks the Reviewers, who, ac. cording to him, have acquitted themselves extremely ill, in their Canvass of bis Examination of Dr. Maclaine's Answer 10 Soame Fengns, Efq; or his View of the internal Evidence of the Christian Religion. He appeals from their censure, to the judgment of the impartial Public : and so do the Monthly Reviewers, with respect to Mr. F's very angry invective. Art. 38. An Ejay on the Education of Youth intended for the Profeffion of Agriculture, 8vo.
2 s. Davies, 1777. In 1764, an Esay on the Educarion of Peasants was published in the Memoirs of the economical Society of Bern, by M. Mochard, a Clergyman of Switzerland. This work is a translation of that Gentleman's very sensible Observations on Rural Education ; deviating, however, from the original, by the addition of fuch remarks as might more particularly adapt it to the service of the English Farmer, and render the whole a practical plan of education for youch intended for Agriculture ; a profeflion that seems hitherto, in this respect, to have had too little attention paid to it. Vide Translator's adver, tisement.
The Author begins with directions for the nurfing and management of infants, in order that they may be rendered healthy and vi. gorous ; and proceeds, regularly, through all the gradations of childhood, to the age of 15 or 16; when the young cultivator may take the field. Many sensible and useful remarks, with much supers fluous matter, may be found in this little treatise. Art. 39. An Address to the Public.". A fmall Tract, diftributed,
A sensible caution against too haity interments, figned W. Hawes; it has also appeared in a news paper,
S E R M O N S.
Church, Spitalfields June the 29th, 1777, for the Benefit of the
It is impossible to bestow too high encomiums on this moft excellent inftitution, which, though it has not yet fubfifted four years, has in that short space rescued even out of the hands of death an HUNDRED AND FIFTY of our fellow creature's, ewenty-four of which had wilfully drowned themselves, and several of those were present
at this fermon.-It was, indeed, a very affecting scene! the discourse
Paul's, May 15, 1777. By the Hon. and Rev. James Cornwallis,
Meețing of the Sons of the Clergy since the Year 1721.
Mary's Chapel, Birmingham, 12mo. 6 d, Dilly, &c. 1777.
Serious and vehement Intended to evince that the fin of self-
lofs of Friends. Preached at Bury, in Lancalhire,
ov. 2d. 1777:
some glaring mistakes, in a volume of Letters, entitled Caspi. pina's, noted in your Review for October lait. As English men, it was as little your province to detect such errors, as it is mine to point out the other blemishes of the book, as a critic. I have farther to assure you, that my information on this subject is certainly true, inasmuch as I Mall communicate to you only what I myself have seen and known.
"The Author of these Letters is the Rev. Mr. Jacob Duché; the gentleman who has lately engaged the attention of the public, by a published, and pretty singular Letter to General Washington. He is a native of Philadelphia ; and, at the time these Letters were written, was Curate at St. Peter's in Philadelphia in North America: the initial letters of the words printed in italics forming the Anagram, Caspipina. He is a man of some learning, and more piety; but both deeply tinged with the nonsense and mysticism of Behmen and the Methodists." As a Preacher, he is much admired, and not altogether without reason; for his voice is mellow and musical, his countenance pleasing, and his person graceful. His discourses he delivers without notes ; and, as the Bishop of Gloucester said of Fofter, as a fermon very notably. But therein confifts the whole merit; for, by transfusion through the press, all the spirit evaporates.
• His account of the Dunkers is at once very defective, and very erroneous. The reverse of what he says is the truth : they did, as a sect, emigrate from Holland. The writer of this was at their feetlemeat in 1752, and saw the founder of the fect, a venerable, old
man, of eighty or upwards. A particular friend of mine, the late Col. C-1, was a fellow passenger with him and some of his followers, from Rotterdam to Philadelphia. And, thirty or forty years aftera! wards, being one of the Commissioners upon a treaty with the Indians, holden ar Lancaster, he went to see his old acquaintance, the Father of the Dunkers; and was recognized by him. He had been a Baker at Rotterdam, and was perfectly illiterate.-They live in a collegiate way; and meet at their meals in a Common Hall, or Red fectory; (-the men I mean) and are precifely seventy in number. They are under no tie, or vow of celibacy; and marry when they please : but muft, in that case, leave the society of the Seventy Brid ihren, as they call themselves. The reason for their pitching on this number is obvious. You meet with them scattered, though but thinly, through the provinces of Pennsylvania and Maryland: your correspondent has two of them for tenants, on his own land.
“A molt uncoward accident had befallen them, just before I was at Ephrata in 1752. One of their girls was delivered of no-lefs than three children at a birth ; and this previous to marriage. As they make high pretendons to chastity, it is not to be wondered ar, that this should have drawn down great ridicule and disgrace upon theme So that, contrary to what the Author of these Letters fays, it appears, that they do sometimes find means to come together, if not at their devotions. But, this is a mistake too; for the two sexes do come together at their devotions, and that at midnight : the women however are concealed by a grate or curtain, in the manner of the nung in the monafteries abroad.
« Though they occupy no more than 150 acres of land, they are known to be wealthy: They have two very fine grift-mills, a papermill, and a printing press ; and carry on several works to great perfection. The town of Lancaster is fupplied with vegetables, in great abundance, by them. There was a work in their press, when I was there, which they told me, was an Historical Account of the Ger. man Proteftant Martyrs; for which they were to be paid 2000lon the delivery of so many copies. This shews, that they are not wholly above the interests and concerns of this lower world. I heard of one person amongst them of fome learning; and from him I hoped to have learned their distinguished religious tenets : but, unluckily, he was absent, when I visited them, le is probable, their creed differs but little, if at all, from that of the Mennonifts or German Anabap
$: fave in some very few particulars, which the peculiarity of their fituation
seem to have recommended to them. Together with some shings borrowed from the Romanists. They hold, with our Quakers, the unlawfulcess of oaths in matters of testimony.
I am no connoisseur in music; but their singing appeared to me to be exquisitely fine. I went into their chapel, to hear some of the girls fing, who were concealed behind a curtain. We were first entertained with a solo, which I, and every other person who had not been there before, took for a wind-inftrument, of some fort. I could almost have sworn, that it had been the lute-top of an organ; and could not be satisfied that it was not, till the curtain was drawn, and I was thewn the performer. The old man, their founder, was
present; and seemed highly enraptured: his countenance was the most strongly marked with enthufiasm, that ever beheld. Some of the girls were very beautiful ; but pale
and emaciated, owing, as I imagined, to their vegetable diet. The neatness and cleanliness which prevail in their houses and furniture, are most remark. able. In a country, which abounds with flies and insects, with them, there is not one to be seen. But, with respect to this lastmentioned instance, it is not peculiar to them : it is common to all the Germans, fectled in America, and is effected by means of a che. mical preparation they have, much resembling crude antimony; which they call Fly-flone, and which is almost inflantly fatal to these insects. Ít requires great caution in the use of it; for it is very poi. fonous if taken into the fomach. The common method of using it is to sweeten a little water in a plate ; and, infusing in it some of the Fly-stone, to suspend it to the ceiling.
For the rest, not having seen the book in England, and having also formerly run through it, perhaps very blameably, in a hafty manner, as a fimfy production, unworthy of any stricter attention, you will, I hope, excuse me for having confined my remarks to the fino gle extract with which you have furnished me. • I am, Gentlemen, your humble servant,
• A PENNSYLVANIAN.' We are obliged to our Correspondent for the above curious Letter ; but we could have wished that he had expressed his allufion to what Dr. Warburton said in relation to Dr. Foster, in such a manner as might have prevented any appearance of his countenancing the Bishop's unwarrantable representation of that truly pious, sincere, and excellent preacher : to whose amiable character the learned Editor of Pope's Works must have been wholly a stranger, at the time when he rafhly ventured to speak of him in so unjust and degrading a manner. May his Lordship's own memory meet with worthier treatment!
ITTLE as we think ourselves obliged in general to attend to nion of their works, yet when any mistakes of our own, or misapprehepsions of others are pointed out to us, we hope we shall always have the candour to attempt to rectify them, notwithstanding any rudeness or incivility in the manner of acquainting us with them. On this principle, we here acknowledge the receipt of a lecter from Ds. Armitrong, on the fubjeét of his Account of the Diseases most inci. dent to Cbildren *; and passing over the illiberal expressions it contains, shall proceed to consider the fubftance of the charges it bringa against us.
As a proof of inattention or misrepresentation in the passage exprefling our surprize at meeting with nothing in this treatise concerning the hydrocephalus,' we are referred by Dr. A. to his re. marks on idiopathic convulfions, in which three cases are related, where the fatal event appeared evidently owing to a collection of water in the ventricles of the brain. But that this indirect reference
• See Review for Osober laft, p. 312.