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Art. 35. Elegiac Tears, or Plaintive · Epifles; being a poetical

Translation of the Rev. Mr. Cotton's Elegiacæ Lachrymæ, five Querelæ Epiftolares. By the Rev. George Itchener, L.L.B. : Vicar of Great Baddow in Eflex, and late of St. John's Colo

lege, in Oxford. 4to. 18. 6d. Buckland. This performance, which, following the Latin, is unconthly called Elegiac Tears, is a translation of the foregoing article, and is executed with different merit, being in fome places agreeable enough, and in others very indifferent. The verfion of the Latin passages we have quoted will serve as a specimen :

My Cath'rine's dear idea I survey,
Dear, but ah ! doom'd to bear my peace away!
Her form I see, and nice proportions trace,
Her youthful bloom, and polish of her face,
On her mind's charms, her love and honour dwell,
And all the wife's endearments ravish'd tell.

Oft vernal lawns and fields forlorn I tread,
Or wind some rill, as its mæanders lead ;
But lawns and rills no less increase my smart,
And paft delights but yield new grief of heart,
Cath'rine, to these with thee I oft retird,
Link'd hand in hand, admiring and admir'd,
Oft have we slept fatigued beneath this shade,
While my fond arms about thy neck were laid.
Oft to these ftreams, in filencé, have we stole.

While panting bofoms mark'd our flow of foul! The whole translation is conceived in much the same kind of verse as the above passages.

RELIGIOUS and CONTROVERSIAL. Art. 36. A short Elay on Man's original State, and Pall in the first

Adam; and of his Recovery' by Jesus Christ, the second Adants With some Observations on the Gojpel-call: as alfo fome Reflections on the Christian Life. 8vo. is. Keith.

An excellent Narcaric! Art. 37. A Letter to the society of Protestant Diflenters, at the

Octagon in Liverpool. 8vo. 6d. Keith. A republication of some controversial letters that have lately appeared in the News-papers, relating to the Chrikian rite of baptifm ; and which were occafioned by a late discourse of Dr. Gill's. They are introduced, by the present Editor, with a very respectful address to the protestant loo ciety jofticuted a few years ago at Liverpool, by fome filed The Genite men of the O& agon, from the figure of the building in which chey statedly aliemble, for divine worship. Art. 38. Sermons and other practical Works of the late reverend

and learned Mr. Ralph Erskine, Minister of the Gospel in Dumferling. Folio. 2 Vols.

21. 25. Glasgow, printed for Urie, and sold in London' by Knox. When we have mentioned that the Author of these two folios is the

identical

identical Mr. Ralph Erskine, who wrote the famous Gospel-fonnets, (which are re-printed in this edition) any farther information will, perhaps, be deemed needlefs.-But fome, peradventure, will fay that they are unacquainted with those sonnets : for the satisfaction of fuch, therefore, we Thall here give a specimen of them, from the Believer's Espousals.

From the description of the situation of Christ's intended BRIDE, wbile under the workings of the spirit :

She, with a hell-deserving conscious breast,
Flees for atonement to the worthy priest.
She, as a slave to Sin and Satan, wings
Her flight for help. unto the King of Kings.
She all her maladies and plagues brings forth,
To this physician of eternal worth.
She spreads before his throne her filthy fore,

And lays her broken bones down at his door. Notwithstanding this unfavourable picture of the spouse, we find it was a match, at laft; and thus the sonnet on the nuptials begins:

Thus doth the Husband, by his father's will,
Both for and in his Bride the law fulfil ;
For her, as 'tis a covenant; and then

In her, as 'tis a rule of life to men.
The Italics, in this last extract, are printed exa&tly from the book.
We offer no comment on these verses, as it would scarce be decent to
fuppose our Readers would require any.

MISCELLANEOUS. Art. 39. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.

Vol. IX. Small 8vo. 25. 61. Durham, &c. Not genuine ; but not so ill counterfeited, as were some of the former imitations of Mr. Sterne's truly original manner.' On the whole, it fhould seem that Tristram's hobby-horse will carry nobody so freely and easily as he carries his matter. Art. 40. The Doetrine of Gold and Silver Computations; in which

is included, that of the Par of Money ; the Proportion in Value between Gold and Silver; and the Valuation of Gold, Silver, Parting, Asays : With useful Tables and Copper-plates. By Thomas Snelling. 8vo. 45. sew'd. Snelling. The curious and useful subjects above-mentioned seem to be treated with great accuracy, by Mr. Snelling ; who is allowed to be very conversant in them : fee also his History of the Silver Coinage, mentioned in the Review for March, 1762; and his View of the Gold Coinage, Rev. Vol. XXVIII. p. 402.

SERM ON S. 1. The Necessity of immediate Attention to the Calls of God.mon New-year's-day, 1766, at Wareham in Dorsetshire. By Ś. Reader, Dilly.

11. The Blefjedness of those who die in she Lord.-At Hammersmith, on the Death of Richard Coope, Efq; By George Turnbull. Dilly.

N. B. Some other Sermons have been published this month ; for which we must refer to a future lift : one or two of them will deserve peculiar notice.

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MONTHLY REVIEW,

For MARCH, 1766.

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Commercium Philosophico-Technicum ; or the Philosophical Commerce

of Arts : designed as an Attempt to improve Arts, Trades, and Manufaftures. By W. Lewis, M. B. and F.R.S. Parts 2, 3, and 4*. 4to. Willock.

IT
T is particularly essential to the health, well-being, and vi-

gour of the Body-palitic of Great Britain, that arts and manufactures Aourish, that the various springs and movements of our internal traffic be easy and commodious, and that the great circulation of our foreign commerce be free, full, and uninterrupted, even 'in its remote branches.—Every scheme therefore which is judiciously designed and happily executed, so as to accomplish any of these important ends, will at the same time enrich the individual, and add strength and power to the state.

The Commercium Philosophico-Technicum of Dr. Lewis is a very valuable work; calculated to ascertain the principles and elements of the several arts; to make them more compleatly, universally, and practically understood; and to open a wide field, for the entertainment and improvement both of the philosopher and the artist.--It is evident, that many arts are naturally and strongly connected: the properties of one set of materials, or the production of one effect, frequently influences a number of arts : a colour, which may easily be fixed in animal and vegetable fibres, is equally advantageous to the woollen-dyer, the filk-dyer, the dyer of linnen and cotton thread, and the callico printer; and a colour which will bear fire, and unite with vitreous bodies in fusion, equally interests the glass-maker, the enameller, and the painter on porcelain.-To examine therefore the chemical properties of any one subject; to confider its many uses and applications; experimentally to inquire into the different means of producing one effeat and to trace fuch effect through the several arts in which it is required ; is to profecuté the most useful and rational plan for establishing the folid prin

• Şce our account of the firit part, Review, Vol. XXIX. Vol. XXXIV. N

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identical Mr. Ralph Erskine, who wrote the famous Gospel-Tonnets, (which are re-printed in this edition) any farther information will, perhaps, be deemed needless.-But fome, peradventure, will fay that they are unacquainted with those fonnets : for the satisfaction of fuch, therefore, we Ihall here give a specimen of them, from the Believer's Efpoufals.

From the description of the stuarion of Christ's intended BRADE, wbile under the workings of the Spirit:

She, with a hell-deserving conscious breast, stb
Flees for atonement to the worthy priest.

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She, as a slave to Sin and Satan, wings
Her fight for help. unto the King of Kings.
She all her maladies and plagues brings forth,
To this physician of eternal worth,
She spreads before his throne her filthy fore,

And lays her broken bones down at his door. Notwithstanding this unfavourable picture of the spoufe, we find it was a match, at laft; and thus the sonnet on the nuptials begins :

Thus doth the Husband, by his father's will,
Both for and in his Bride the law fulfil ;
For her, as 'tis a covenant; and then
In her, as ’tis a rule of life to men.

busana! 100 The Italics, in this last extract, are printed exactly from the book. We offer no comment on these verses, as it would scarce be decent to suppose our Readers would require any.

MISCELLANEOUS. Art. 39. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.

Vol. IX. Small 8vo. 25. 6d. Durham, &c. Not genuine ; but not so ill counterfeited, as were some of the former imitations of Mr. Sterne's truly original manner. On the whole, it faould seem that Triftram's hobby-horse will carry nobody fo freely and easily as he carries his master. Art. 40. The Doctrine of Gold and Silver Computations; in which

is included, that of the Par of Money; the Proportior between Gold and Silver; and the Valuation of Gold, Si ing, Afsays : With useful Tables and Copper-plates Snelling. 8vo. 45. sew'd. Snelling.

The curious and useful subjects above-mentioned with great accuracy, by Mr. Snelling ; who is allow versant in them : fee also his History of the Silver in the Review for March, 1762; and his View Rev. Vol. XXVIII, p. 402.

SERMON 1. The Neceflity of immediate Attention to th New-year's-day, 1766, at Wareham in Dorf

II. The Blessedness of those who die in on the Death of Richard Coope, Elg; F

N. B. Some Other Sermons have bee which we must refer to a future list : one peculiar notice.

THE

MONTHLY REVIEW,

For MARCH, 1766.

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Commercium Philosophico-Technicum ; or the Philosophical Commerce

of Arts : designed as an Attempt to improve Arts, Trades, and Manufa£iures. By W. Lewis, M. B. and F. R.S.

Parts 2, 3, and 4*. 4to. Willock. T is particularly essential to the health, well-being, and vi

gour of the Body-palitic of Great Britain, that arts and manufactures flourish, that the various springs and movements of our internal traffic be easy and commodious, and that the great circulation of our foreign commerce be free, full, and uninterrupted, even in its remote branches.-Every scheme therefore which is judiciously designed and happily executed, so as to accomplish any of these important ends, will at the same time enrich the individual, and add strength and power to the state.

The Commercium Philosophico-Technicum of Dr. Lewis is a very valuable work; calculated to ascertain the principles and ele: ments of the several arts; to make them more compleatly, universally, and

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