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OBSERVATIONS upon the ordinance of the Lords and Commons at Westminster. After advice had with their Assembly of divines, for the ordination of ministers pro tempore, according to their directory for ordination, and rules for examination therein expressed. Die Mercurij 2 Octob. 1644. [By Edward BoughEN.] Oxford, 1645. Quarto. Pp. 34. b. t.* [Wood, Athen. Oxon., iii. 389.] Bishop Barlow's copy in the Bodleian has the following note on the back of the title —“Writt by one Bowen, who flyinge from the rebells, an. 1643, had writt a larger volume of Bishops, which, (Dr. Jer. Taylor's booke of the same subject preuenting him) he printed not. This present treatise is an extract of that great work, or att least those parts of it which concern'd his subject.”
OBSERVATIONS upon the practical working of the Jury court in Scotland; shewing its defects, and the expediency of certain alterations, particularly in regard to the trial of intricate cases. [By James MILLER, S.S.C.] Edinburgh : MDCCCXLIII. Octavo. Pp. iv. b. t. 68.* [Adv. Lib.]
OBSERVATIONS upon the Riot Act, with an attempt towards the amendment of it. By a dilettante in law and politics. [Allan RAMSAY, junr.] London: M. DCC.LXXXI. Octavo. Pp. 31.” OBSERVATIONS upon the state of the nation, in January 1713. [By Daniel FINCH, Earl of Nottingham.] London : MDCCXIII. Octavo. Pp. 33.” The above has frequently been ascribed to
London, MDCCLXIX. Octavo.” “Occasional attempts at sentimental poetry by a man in business” were written by John Hope Esq. grandson of Charles first Earl of Hopetoun, and father of the Right Hon. Charles Hope, Lord President of the Court of Session. Mr Hope was born 7th April 1739. He married 2 June 1762, Mary only daughter of Eliab Breton of Norton, Northampton and of Forty Hall, Enfield, Middlesex. She died 25 June 1767, aged 25, and he committed suicide at Newcastle 21 May 1785. Mr Hope was a merchant in London. He also wrote “Thoughts in prose and verse started in his walks by John Hope.” Stockton, 1780. The above is from a MS. note in Mr Maidment's copy.
advantageous to society. Death entailed on mankind by the fall of Adam. The evil tendency of false shame. Advantages of contentment. Benefits of an early virtuous education. The doctrine of the Trinity considered. The blessing of implicit faith in the Gospel. Religion the most perfect system of morality. Universal obligation to works of benevolence. Public thanksgiving to God, its great excellency and importance. Providence of God the sole guide of human affairs. Pernicious effects of evil company. Care of the poor recommended, especially of lying-in women. A religious life the source of true pleasure. Charity illustrated and recommended, from the life of Moses. Also : Oratio in funere, &c. Written by a late eminent divine of the Church of England, [John LAWSON, B.D. Lecturer in oratory and history, Trinity College, Dublin.] London: M.Dcc. LXIV. Octavo. Pp. viii. 352."
—. No. II. To the same. [By Henry St JoHN, Viscount Bolingbroke.] London : M.D.cc.xxvii. Octavo. Pp. 50. b. t.
—. No. III. To the same. [By Henry St John, Viscount Bolingbroke.] London: M.D.cc.xxvii. Octavo. Pp. 31.” Published in A collection of political tracts. By the author of the Dissertation upon parties. London, 1775.
OCCASIONAL (the) writer: containing an answer to the second manifesto of the Pretender's eldest son: which bears date at the palace of Holyrood-House, the Ioth of October, 1745. Containing reflections, political and historical, upon the last revolution, and the progress of the present rebellion in Scotland. [By William GRANT, Lord Prestongrange.] London: 1745. Octavo. Pp. 54. b. t.” [D. Laing.] Ascribed also to Thomas Hollis.
OCCULT physick, or the three principles in nature anatomized by a philosophical opperation, taken from experience, in three books; the first of beasts, trees, herbs and their magical and physical vertues; the second book containeth most excellent and rare medicines for all diseases happening to the bodies of both men and women, which never yet saw the light; an incomparable piece; the third and last book, is a denarian tract, shewing how to cure all diseases with ten medicaments, and the mystery of the quaternary and quinary number opened, with a table shewing the suns rising, setting, hours of the day, hours of the night, and how many minutes are contained in a planetary hour both day and night, with a table of the signs continuance on the ascendant, fitted for magical uses, as gathering of herbs, roots, and the like, with their uses ; whereunto is added a necessary tract, shewing how to judge of a disease by the affliction of the moon, upon the sight of the patients urine, with an example, also you are taught how to erect a figure of heaven for any time given. By W. W. [William WILLIAMs], philosophus, student in the coelestial sciences. London : 1660. Octavo. 4 leaves, pp. 160. [W.] wo Epistle dedicatory” subscribed “Will.