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is neither more nor less than catching small fry with stale bait :---but a penny is a penny. We should not otherwise have taken notice of this sorry angler, but as sportsmen of success shoot a jay or a woodpigeon to colour the bag.
Grcen. Art. 41. Practical Observations on Angling in the River Trent. By
a Gentleman resident in the Neighbourhood, who has made the . Amusenient his Study for upwards of twenty Years. 12mo.
The Author of these Observations is a Gentleman who tells us what he has practised in the art of angling, in that very difficult lauguage, the language of information ; and the Trent anglers are highly obliged to him. We may add, indeed, every other angler ; for he not only teaches us to catch with success the most subtle and difficult fish, but to guard our bodies from the pains and penalties which they may suffer from the ardent and indiscreet pursuit of the game. His easy pleasantry on the receipts of the old cooks in angling diverted us much ; and we think that they will now for ever sleep with their original authors.
DO Art. 42. Hints for increasing the Splendour of liluminations ; securing
the pleasure of the Spectator, and the Convenience of the Householder ; with some Remarks on the Prevention of Tumult and Disorder. Particularly adapted to the Illuminations expected to , take place on the Proclamation for Peace with the French Re. public. Ry Photophilos. 8vo. 15. Jordan.
While professing to direct the ariangement and the explosion of squibs, rockets, &c. this writer gives us a political flash in the pan, that the illumination may extend to the mind also. Before he condescends to instruct the metropolis in the best mode of expressing their joy at the signature of the definitive treaty, he acquaints us with his sentiments respecting the war, and his abhorrence of the principles on which it was conducted. Being confident that the great bulk of the people never allowed its justice and necessity, and never entered heartily into it, he coucludes that the demonstrations of joy on account of its termination will be excessive. On the day appointed for the official notification of peace, he wishes to make the metropolis a very gay and brilliant spectacle. He would illuminate the cupola of St. Paul's, have a vast bonfire in the centre of Lincoln's Inn Fields, a band of music at Charing Cross, and the city barges illuminated on the river, &c. &c. &c. He recommends transparencies without number; and for the ease and security of the spectator, he . reminds him of the common law for walking London streets, viz. “ that the person whose right hand is next to the wall, takes the wall of whomsoever he meets ; the person whose left hand is next to the wall, gives the wall to whomsoever he meets.” Our country readers, who visit the metropolis, may be thankful for the renewal of this hint.
Mo-y. Art. 43. Hierogamy; or, An Apology for the Marriage of Roman
Catholic Priests, without a Dispensation. In a Letter to the
While our clergy are denied the privilege of becoming laies, some of the catholic clergy are asserting their right to be considered as men; contending that they ought not to be bound by an unnatural oath, and that, as celibacy " is a privation, keeping those essential moieties of humanity, men and women, aloof from each other, superstitiously to repine at their natural and due perfections,' this vexatious restraint ought no longer to be tolerated : especially as it has a dangerous tendency, and is also incompetent to its end. We Protestants are positive that this pleasant and manly writer, once a catholic priest, is justified in taking a wife, because our Bible enumerates “ forbidding to marry" among as the doctrines of devils.” Should the catholic priests them. selves open their eyes to the folly of this part of their discipline, we may venture to predict that celibacy will be soon kicked out of doors, as a situation to which the nature of man is not adapted.'
Preached in the Parish Church of Richmond in Yorkshire, on the
“ As our dreadful marches” are changed to “ delightful measures," as we are looking forwards to a day of general thanksgiving, and not to a fast-day, this persuasive might now be thought to be out of sea. son : but it is nut, and indeed never can be; because Mr. Tate's serious exhortations respect the state of mind which we ought always to cherish, in order to render our prayers and services of external worship acceptable to God. We are glad to learn that the admonitions of this able preacher obtained the attention of the audience,' and were received with much satisfaction :-may they have equal success in their present form.
DO Art. 45. Preached at the Parish Church of St. Andrew by the
Wardrobe and St. Ann, Blackfriars, on Tuesday in Whitsun Week, May 26, 1801, before the Society for Missions to Africa and the East, instituted by Members of the Established Church ; being their first Anniversary. By the Rev. Thomas Scott, Chaplain of the Lock Hospital. Also the Report of the Committee to the Annual Meeting, held on the same Day; and a List of Subscribers and Benefactors. To which is prefixed an Account of the Society. 8vo. 25. Secley, &c. 1801.
This clergy man is extremely zealous in the cause for which he here pleads; and he employs, throughout a long sermon, every argue ment that may contribute to excite a missionary spirit in the land. He draws a picture of the state of unconverted heathens, con. siders the duties which we owe to them, suggests some hints respect. ing the performance of these duties, and concludes with replying to objections, and recommending the plan of the Missionary Society, He computes the whole population of the globe at one thousand milkons; and he apprehends that all professed Christians, of every name, do not amount to one sixth of this number. As yet, then, Christi.
anity has accomplished but a small part of its great object; and it
Right Worshipful Robert Markham, M. A. Archdeacon of York,
In this address to his brethren, Mr. Lowe exhorts them to preach the word with faithfulness, earnestness, plainness, and simplicity; with an humble dependence on the Divine blessing, and with a solicitude to enforce precept by example. If this advice were seriously followed, the general complaint of the inefficacy of preaching would in a great measure be removed :—but let not the people suppose that the whole blame rests with the clergy.
CORRESPONDENC e. The limits of our work will not allow us to insert the long letter which we have received from Mr. Pearson, relative to an objection to his distinction between motive and principle, which occurred in our account of his Theory of Morals, in the Review for January 1801: but we trust that we shall not be guilty of any injustice to wards him, if we briefly state what we conceive to be the substance : and essence of his explanation. Our objection was this : « we cannot but think that there is too much verbal refinement in this distinction. Are not the motives by which a man is excited to the performance of an act, and the principle on which be performs it, convertible terms, each of them meaning nothing more than the cause of his performing it?"_Mr. Pearson candidly admits that this objection is justified by the etymology of the words : but he contends that mo.
ralists liave generally used the word motive as referring to the expected
We cannot give the information which our Correspondent from the Iron Works requests, because the experiments in question have not been made public.
To an inquirer from Liverpool, we have to observe that Mr. Brown's publication never came into our hands; and it is now too late to take notice of it.
Mr. Cooke's packet was received..
The letter from Dublin is arrived, but we have not yet recovered our alarm at the appearance of its uncomnioa length, sufficiently to · undertake a perusal of it.
• The APPENDIX to Vol. xxxvi. of the Monthly Review is
For FEBRUARY, 1802.
ART. I. An Historical Tour in Monmouthshire ; illustrated with
Views by Sir R. C. Hoare, Bart. a New Map of the County, and other Engravings. By William Coxe, A.M. F.R.S. F.A.S. Rector of Bemerton and Stourton. In Two Parts, making two separate Volumes. 4to. pp. 4;0; and go Plates. 41. 45.
Boards. Cadell jun. and Davies. 1801. COUNTY Tours, in order to gratify the expectations of those
who are likely to be most interested by them, must' include a considerable portion of the materials which usually constitute the ponderous bulk of county Histories. The traveller must not only describe the actual state of things, but advert “ to the dark backward and abime of time ;" the remains of the Romans must be diligently traced ; accounts of ruined castles and religious houses must be accompanied by a history of their origin, structure, and various fate; the delineation of the picturesque mansion must be followed by the pedigree and armorial bearings of the proprietor ; due respect must be paid to churches and monuments ; views of the residences or portraits of eminent and singular persons must be illustrated by anecdotes; the privileges of towns and boroughs corporate must be suitably detailed ;-in short, many of the dead must be honoured, numbers of the living must be lattered, and the public in general must be pleased. In executing a work of this kind, the author must make the tour of his library as well as of the county; and a happy combination of general learning, local information, and good taste, will be requisite to excite general satisfaction.
Perhaps few men are better qualified for such an uodertaking as we have described, than Mr. Coxe. On former occasions, he has proved that he is no idle and superficial traveller. He does not content himself with meagre descriptions of “hill or valley, fountain or fresh shade," but unites instruction' with amusement, and makes us acquainted with VoL, XXXyII.