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wherein he proves a real distinction of the Sacred Three, and which he expresses in such high terms, as to call the Son another from the Father, and the Holy Ghost another from both of them: and alledges the passage of St. John, in his 1 Epift. v. 7. Ita connexus Patris in Filia, et Filii in Paracleto, tres efficit coberintes, alterum ex altero ; qui tres unum funt, non Knus ; quomodo di&tum eft, Ego et Pater unum sumus. Cap. xxv. “ Thus the connexion of the Father with the Son, and of the Şon with the Holy Spirit, causes these three to be united together, one with another ; which Three are One thing or being, pot one person, in the same manner as it is said, I and my Father are One.'
The anonymous defender of Swedenborgh, art. 2, tells us, that this author, treating expressly of the Trinity, affirms that there is a divine Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, which he proves from the Scriptures, not omitting the paffage in St. John's first Epifle, v. 7. but distinguishing it by capital characters; and he observes, that these three are three ellentials of the one God, which make onf, like the foul, body, and operation in man; a comparison, adds our vindicator, which may be familiarized to every one's capacity and experience. - This doctrine he defends, as being that of Scripture, against what Mr. Bay. ley has advanced in opposition to it in feveral parts of his Ser-, mon. There is more acuteness, and appearance of cool reasoning in this vindication, chan might have been expected from an admirer of the illuminated Emanuel Swedenborgh. We are, however, far from being convinced of the conformity of this doctrine to that of the Scriptures ; and think that Mr. Bayley, in his Strictures, art. 3, has displayed more learning and argu. ment in defence of the commonly received doctrine of the Tri. nity, contended for in his Sermon, than his antagonist will easily overthrow. A Caveat addressed to the Catholics of Worcester, against the insinu
ating Letter of Mr. Wharton. By William Pilling. 12mo. Is. 6. Coghlan. Ye good Catholics ! of Worcester, if ye will take the advice of a Protestant Reviewer, ye will diligently peruse Mr. Pilling's Caveat. If Mr. Wharton's infinuating Letter hath contributed any thing toward bringing you nearer to Proteftanism, the bigotry, violence, and narrow exclufive spirit of the Caveat, will, we think, go far toward completing the work. All that may fill remain to do, will hardly fail of its accomplishment, if you can be persuaded to add to the perufal of the Caveat, that of the Bible.
M E DI C A L. Obfervations on the Scurvy. By Thomas Trotrer, a Surgcon of bis
Majesty's Navy, &c. Svo. Robinsons. It is no uncommon remark from a navy-surgeon, that a praca titioner on fand knows nothing of the scurvy. Our author has
written these Observations to prove it, and particularly to con fute Dr. Millman's theory of debility. We reviewed this work in our Fifty-fourth Volume, and pointed out some of its imperfections. Mr. Trotter describes the scurvy, as it occurred in a Guinea ship, among the Negroes ; and has elucidated his fubject by this new appearance. He defends Dr. Cullen's opinion, that the disease arises from a saline acrimony, and a tenuity of the
Auids, sometimes from salted meats, but occafionally, particularly among his Negroes, from other causes, He has added some arguments for this opinion to the stock, though he has not yet established it; for debility is a very conKant attendant, either as a cause or effect of the other changes, At the same time, as we formerly alledged, debility will not, alone, explain the several fymptoms.
Our aüthor adds fome remarks on the treatment of fcurvy, He thinks the malt infusions, and even the sour krout, of little consequence; and recommends unripe bottled gooseberries as an useful addition to the sea-stock, and the acetous jelly of patmeal (sowens) as a part of a seaman's diet. We think some of our more acid wines, either from gooseberries or currants, might be highly serviceable, and would recommend a trial of them diluted with water instead of grog.-Mr. Trotter is well acquainted with his subject, and speaks from experience; buc we are sorry to add, that his language is very exceptionable.
POETRY. A poetical and congratulatory Epiftle to James Bofwell, Esq. on his Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides. By Peter Pindar, Eja. 40, 25. Kearsley, We have often suggested, that this ingenious and enter, taining author deviated too far into the paths of illiberality, where he is certain of finding many equally abusive, who could never foar with him to the same height, either in wit or poetry. It is the fate perhaps of these genuine descendants of Yorick, rather than of Pindar, to despise the counsels of the grave and discreet, till they fall into the pit which malice and revenge have digged, and to which levity and high spirits have impelled them. We despair of success while we repeat our cautions, and ftrenuously urgę our friend Peter, to whom wę are highly indebted, to regard them with more attention. The pleasant vanity of the journalist was a proper subject of his fatire; the iroke would have ticklęd, but not have wounded, When he advances to higher ranks, he loses øght not only of judgment but of decorum, and deserves severe reprehension,
We need scarcely observe, that our author's eye, which is always open to perceive the folly of the moment, has glanced at some exceptionable passages in Mr, Boswell's Journal, with its usual acuteness and penetration. The lash follows with equal celerity and force. Yet we do pot think our author fa
happy in these strictures as in his former criticisms. The belt parts are the beginning and the conclusion, which we shall now select.
* Bofwell, Bozzy, Bruce, whate'er thy name,
And Thake the Hebrides from thore to shore.' The concluding lines are also excellent: the parody will be fufficiently obvious.
• Blelt be thy labours, most advent'rous Bozzy,
A lively, bouncing cracker at his tail !'
Bew, The old tale of Socrates and Xantippe, the formy tale ter. minated by the foorver, is humoroudly versified in the little pamphlet now before us. We need not enlarge on the subject, but muft express our approbation of the author's talents in the burlesque style. Mr. Wallbeck might have obtained more of our praise, if his humorous levity, in one or two passages, had been better restrained ; though we should add, that we have met with nothing very exceptionable. The following advice, however, makes ample amends for any transtory error,
• 'Twill swell my proem to a tract,
I fear; but, if you will, the Muse
You bachelors to chuse.
Girls, never from decorum swerve ;
Qf female happiness reserve,'
• Of conquests vain, the girl who wants
To captivate a many men,
But a true lover ne'er will gain,
In every breast is rooted deep.
• Did ye but know
interest, Nor ev'n in fancy would ye rove : "Tis sentiment that gives the zeit,
And makes a luxury of love.'. The notes are sometimes humorous, but oftener of the triffing kind; for burlesque of ancient manners is now so trite, that it scarcely raises a smile. The conclufion of the following passage is finely pointed. Perhaps the author's opinion is well. founded; but on this we would not decide ; for to lay un. ballowed hands on the humour of Sterne is, we think, a fervice of equal danger with displacing the armour of Orlando.
• Having mentioned “ Tristram Shandy," I must trespass another moment on your patience, to comment on that motley work; a work whose wit' has justly raised the author to very bigh sank,—but,-with as many foul blots in his escutcheon, as there are stars and dashes in his book. Pity! that no one has set set about refining it; separating as much as may be of the pure ore from its dross and recrement. Nor need a man of talents (for no other can do it) think it derogatory to under. take it: he would deferve so well of community, as to stand next in rank to Sterne upon earth, and before him in heaven.' Dunfan Park; or an Evening Walk. A Poem. By T. Rhodes,
a Journeyman Ribbon-weaver. 8vo. 6d. Newbury, printed for the Author.
This honest weaver feems totally unacquainted with that airy fuff which, according to Mr. Mason,
weav'd in Fancy's loom, Floats in light vision round the poet's head.' He appears to be a good sort of man, not deftitute of common sense, but he is no poet.
The Errors of Innocence. A Novel. In Five Volumes.
155. Robinsons, The different parts of this novel are of very unequal merit. An obscurity in the conduct of the story, at first perplexes the reader, and the connection of the several events is at last traced with difficulty. On the other hand, good sense, strict morality, and the molt guarded propriety of conduct, in many of the characters, render it a falutary lesson to those who eagerly purfue fimilar productions. Vice and folly are also expoled to cenfure and ridicule. The author feems capable of commanding the heart, and all its finer sensations ; of harrowing up the loul with distress, of softening it with pity, or expanding it with joy. We can only attribute her failure, in some parts, to bašte, perhaps to inexperience. In the beginning the seems to have had ņo regular plan, and consequently could not provide for the fucceeding events.
Fanny. A Novel. Written by a Lady. In a Series of Letters.
75. 6d. Jewed. Richardson. This is an interesting little story, related in a pleasing man. ner, without the degree of perfection which will enable it to bear the approach of the torch of criticism, without revealing fome confiderable imperfections. Let it then be extinguished; for the aim of such little artless productions is to soothe the wrinkled brow, instead of adding to its furrows : 'to amuse the mind, and mend the heart. In these respects, our fair author deserves our praise. Edwin and Anna, a Northumbrian Tale, founded on Facts, written
by Edwin himself. 3 Vols. I 2mo. 75. 6d. Scatcherd and Whitaker.
This is a confused medley of modern and ancient anecdotes ; for the author, who was employed by fir George Lyttelton, though he knows not how to spell his name, speaks with equal freedom of some of the present very respectable inhabitants of Paternoster-row. We suspect the Tale to be a new edition, with additions, of an older story.
The author is frequently in a humorous vein, but his attempts are unsuccessful; and he is sometimes pathetic, without the power of drawing a tear. He is not unacquainted with the northern parts of England, or the manners and language of the seceders, a set of dissenters from the kirk of Scotland ; but this heterogeneous mixture of poetry and profe, of religion and humour, is neither interesting or entertaining. Melwyn Dale, A Novel. In a Series of Letters. By a Lady.
2 Vols. 12mo. The usual characters, trite sentiments, and an expected catastrophe, will characterise this novel. Is it new? or is it old ? We confess we know not. We suspect it to be a literary patch-work, and confign it to the oblivion which it de ferves.
MISCELLANEOUS Cary's Axtual Survey of Middlesex, on a Scale of an Inch to a Mike;
wherein the Roads, Rivers, Woods, and Commons; as well as every Market Town, Village, &c. are difting uisbed, and every Seat Jewn, with the Name of the Polefor. Preceded by a Gem neral Map of the County, divided into its Hundreds. To which is added, an Index of all the Names contained in the Plates. 8vo. By J. Carey, Engraver, Map and Print-seller. 55. Sewed. This beautiful delineation of Middlesex, is contained in twenty-eight octavo maps, in which all the high roads are di. ftinctly traced in a brown colour, and every country feat of