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REBELLION and Opposition, grg

ARRATIVE of the Proceedings of REFLECTIONS on A Short Hisory of

Lord George Gordon, &c.

502 Oppofition,

NASMITH's Edition of the Itineraries of

REFORMER,

Symon Son of Simeon, and William of RELAPSE, a Novel,

244

Worcester,

93 RELIGION of the Times,

321

NATIONAL Debt. See B18D.

REMARKS on the Law of Descent, 112

O.

- on Burgoyne's State of his

BSERVATIONs on the Answer of Expedition,

324

the K. of Gr. Brit. to the Mani-

on Johnson's Life of Milton,

fefto of the Court of Versailles,

478

oh American Independence,

on the Voyage of the Resolu-

89 tion and Discovery,

489

on an Address to the Free- RENOVATION, without Violence, 166

bolders of Middlesex,

240

RENWICK's Elegiac Epiftles, 433

on Mr. Burke's Bill, by a REPUBLICAN Form of Prayer,

166

Lady,

RHYME and Reason,

on Blackstone,

359 RIDE and a Walk through Stourhead,

on an Appeal from the Pro.

247

teftant Association, &c.

371 Riots, late, at London, Publications

ODI. Sce ALVES.

502

P.

RUIN leize thee, ruthless King! 171

ALMER's Answer to Priestly on Ne-

S.

ceifity,

28

ALBATH, Enquiry into the Design of,

PAPINIAN's Letters,

89

95

PARADISE Regained,

323 SAILOR, Letter from, to Lord Sandwich,

Pascal's Works, new and complere

84

Edition,

505 SCOTI on the Gout,

486

PENTALOGIA. See BURGESS.

Scott's Lesions in Elocution, 173

PHILOSOPHICAL Transactions, Vol. SEASONABLE Advice to the People of

LXVIII. Part 2d,

37 Ireland,

Vol. LXIX. Part 1. for SEDUCTION the Spirit of the Times, 323

the Year 1779,

209 SENATORIAL Dispensary, 496

concluded,

381 SENSE of the People,

167

PICTURE Gallery,

SERMONS, by Blair,

293

Pilon's Deaf Lover,

323

by Milne,

428

PINE- Apple. See SPEECHLEY.

by Duché,

249

Poems fit for a Bishop,

246

by Hervey,

425

See LYTTELTON,

by Jenkins,

POETICAL Effusions,

320

by Lambert,

327

POETICAL Epittle to General Wathing. SERMONS, single,

96, 413, 415

ton,

389 SERMONS on the late General Fait, Feb.

POLITICAL Reveries,

4, 1980, viz.

Conferences,

453 1. At Cambridge by Dr. Watson, 329

POPLRY, Publications relative to, 67, 2. Before the Lords, by the Bishop of St.

238, 319, 325, 371, 501 David's,

331

Port's Poems,

88 3. Before the Commons, by Dr. Horne, ib.

PRIESTLEY, Dr. his Letter to Mr. Pal. 4. At Canterbury, by Dean Cornwallis,

mier,

28

332

PRINGLE's Discourse on Gunnery, 121 S.

by Dr. Dawson,

ib,

PRIVATE Thoughts on Public Affairs, 6. In Devonshire, by R. Trip. A, M. 333

7. By a Cheshire Clergyman,

ib.

PROCEEDINGS of the General Meetings 8. At Charles Street Chapel, by R. Har.

of the County of Wilts,

486 rison,

334

of the Court Martial on 9. At Kirk Heaton, by J. Sunderland, ib.

the Loss of the Ardent,

483

At Hackney--anonymous,

ib.

PROPHECY, a Poem,

497

11. At York, by N. Cappe,

PRUSSIA, King of, his Letters on Pa. 12. At Prescot, by J. Wilding, 335

triotism,

131 13. At Yarmouth, by T. Howe,

R.

14. At the Meeting-houle, Moorfields,

AMBAY's Military Memoirs of by W. Bennet,

ib.

Great Britain,

J18 15. At Richmond, by T. Wakefield,

REASONABLE Animals,

323

416

SEWARD,

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485

SEWARD, Miss, her Elegy on Captain TIMES, a Comedy,

245

Cook,

458 TRELAWNEY's Letter,

326

SHAKESPEAR. Sce JOHNSON.

See TRIAL of the Capt. of the Ardent, 488
STEEVENS.

TRIAL of Stratton, &c. for the Death of

SHEPHERDESS of the Alps, 172

Lord Pigot,

489

SHERIDAN'S Observations on Sir Wil. TROUBADOURS, History of, 490
liam Blackftone, &c,

359
TRUSLER's Huibandry,

487
SHILLITO's Sea-Fight, a Poem, 247

Tutor of Truth,

324
SIEGE of Gibraltar, a Farce, 411 Two Discourses, &c.

497

Sime's Military Instructor,

87

V.

SIMON's Itinerary,

ALETUDINARIAN's Bath Guide,
SXETCH of a Farce,
67

352

SKETCH of the Controversy between Dr. VAN SWINDEN's Treatise on the Au-

Priestley and his Opponents, 223

rora Borealis,

310

SKETCH of the Times,

497

VEGETABLES. See INGENHOVSZ.
SMILT's Speech,

317

View of the Evidence relative to the
- as published by Anonymous, ib. American War,

70

SOWDEN's Sermon at Hackney, on To-

of the Earth,

157

Terarion,

413

of the Dutch Settlements in the

SPANISH Invalon, a Poem, 276

East Indies,

491

SPECULATION, a Poem, by Anstey, 474

of Universal History. See Me-

SPEZCHLEY's Treatise on the Culture of

the Pine-apple, &c.

354

VINCENT's Narrative of the late Dira

STATE of the East India Company, 244

turbances,

502
STILVENS's new Edition of Shakespear, VINDICATION of the Opposition to the

12, 257
Roman Catholic Bill,

501
STRICTURES on a Pamphlet entiiled, Vision, on the Death of Lord Lyttelion,
Faels, &c.

87
STUART'S Hiftory of the Etablishment UNANIMITY, a Poem, (anonym.) 319
of the Reformation in Scotland, 337

by Mac ulay, 409
SUBSTANCE of the Speeches in the VOLUNTEERS, a Comedy,

411

H. of C. On Mr. Burke's Nrice,

W.

SULLIVAN, Mr. his Thoughts on Mare ALDER'S Sermon on the Perfece
tial Law,

tion of the Christian Character,
SUPPLEMENT to Burgoyne's State of the

415
· Expedition,

492 WALKER, Lady Mary, her Observations
SUTTON Abbey, a Novel,

324

on Burke's Bill,
SYSTEM,

163

Walker's Speech at the Weftminster

T.

Forum,

405

ASKER'S Ode to the warlike Ge. WALTERS's Poems,

494
nius of Great Britain, 2d Edit. 66 WANDESPORDE. See COMBER.

Ode to the Memory of the Bishop WASHINGTON, General. See POLTI.

of Sodor and Man,

CAL.

TAXATION, Letters on,

83

WATERING Meadows, Treatise on, 456

Terms of Conciliation,

165

WHITCOM B’s Sermon at Welelby, 413

THETFORD, History of,

299

WILLIAM of Worcester's Itinerary, 93

THICKNESSE's Valetudinarian's Bath WILLIAM and Nancy, a Ballad Farce,

Guide,

352

371

THOUGHTS on the Extension of Penal WILLIAM and Lucy, an Opera, 323

Laws,

86 WILLIAMS's Lectures in Margaret-street,

on Martial Law, 87

on the County Petitions, 242

concluded,

97

on the Treaty between Go. WILLIAMSON's Sermon at Oxford on
vernment and the E. Ind. Comp. 244 the King's Accession,
on a Fund for the improve-

WISEMAN's Epiftolæ Commerciales, 94

ment of Credit, &c.

316

WYCLIFFE on Government, 85

THORNTON. See HAYLLY.

WYNNE, Dr. Letter to,

248
THRosY's Memoirs of Leicester,

Z.
TICKEL's Epifle from Fox tó Town-

15
Baend,

170

84

87

318

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CONTENTS of the FOREIGN ARTICLES,

in the APPENDIX to this Volume.

N.B. For the CONTENTS of the Foreign Articles in the Cor-

RESPONDENCE, inferted in the Reviews for January, February,

March, April, and May, see the GENERAL Index, with which

they are incorporated.

556

NNALES poetiques depuis l'Origine MEMOIRE de l'Acad. Royale de Pruffe,
de la Poesie Françoile, 582 &c.

582

ANQUETIL, M. his Intrigue du Cabiner,

See De GUIGNES.

554

See MISSIONARIES.
BENCIVENNI's Essay on the Royal Gal- MISSIONARIES, their Memoirs con-
Tery of Florence,

572 cerning the History, &c. of the Chi.
BERTHOLON de St. Lazare, his Memoir nele, Vol. Vi and VI.

519
concerning a Counter-Earıbquake, and a MORE Letters of an English Traveller,
Counter-Volcano,

548

C#OIS EUL“ Travels through Greece, MOREAU, M. bis Moral and Political

Chap. v.

517

Discourses on the Hift. of France, 583

DECOUVERTES de M. Marat, &c. 546 MUSIC, See DELABORDE.
DE GUIGNES, M. his Inquiry into the

See OBSERVATIONS.

Foundations of the Ancient History of OBSERVATION's sur la Mufique, 541

China,

505 OBSERVATIONS sur la Nature, & fur le

DELABORD E's Essay on Music, 577

Traitement de la Raci, 564

De Luc's Letters, philosophical and mo- OTAHEITI, Effay on,

580

ται,

527

Paul, M, his Hift. of the Pruffian Acad.

Deux Memoires. See GUINEE.

Royal, relative to Medicine, &c. 582

DISSERTATION contre l'Usage de Bouil. PLANELLI on the Education of Princes,

lons de Viandes dans les Maladies Fe.

574

briles,

571 PORTAL, M. his Obfervations on Mado

EPILOGO, &c. See RATTI.

ness,

564

ESSA Y concerning che i Nand of Otaheiti, PRINCIPES de Morale, de Politique,

581 &c. sur l'Hift. de France, 583

FIORENTINE Gallery, Account of, 572 RATTI's Account of Mengs,

564

GUINEE, Abbé, his Memoits concern- RECHERCHES sur le Commerce, 558

ning the Fertility of Palestine, 565 REFLEXIONS Historiques. See WEUVES.

History of the Royal Society of Media SAGGIO Hiftorico, &c.

572

cine,

511 SAGG10 full Educazione de Principi,

of Man,

574

HITNE's Collection of Discourses on SAMMLUNG Antiquarischer, &c. 580

Antiquity,

580 SHERLOCK's Letters. See More.

HUNGARY, Comp. Hift, of,

VOYAGE Pittoresque de la Grece, Ch. V.

INQUIRIES concerning Commerce, 558

517

LAUDON's Difle on the pernicious Effects

dans les Mers de Inde, &c. 542

of Fiel Eroths in Fevers, 571

WEUVES, M, his Hiftorical Retiedions

LE GENTIL's Voyage in the Indian on the Commerce of France,

553

Seas,

542 WINDISN, M. C. Gott. his Hill, of the

MARAT's Discoveries in Ele&ricity, &c. Hungarians,

580

MONTHLY REVIEW,

For JANUARY, 1780,

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Art. I. Lectures on the universal Principles and Duties of Religion an?

Merality, as they have been read in Margaret-Street, Cavendish. Square, in the Years 1776 and

1777. By the Rev. David Williams. Printed for the Author, and sold by Dodfley, &c. 2 vols. 4to. Subscription il. 1$. 1779. TR. Williams is a gentleman of fo singular a cast of cha

racter and principles, that we should be tempted to pay a particular attention to him on that account; fuppofing he were even more deficient, than we imagine him to be, in qualities of higher importance and estimation.

The introduction to this curious performance opens with a definition of insanity. We did not immediately perceive the Author's defign in setting off so oddly. We doubted not, however, of some design, at the bottom: Mr. Williams seldom says or does any thing, even in the moments of the purest fimplicity, without some reason.

It appears then, that Mr. Williams gives his Readers a definition of insanity, for the sole purpose of convincing them that he himself, however extraordinary, is not mad. The institution of a form of public worship (rays he) on those principles which arise immediately from nature, in a community where almost every thing in morals, religion and polity, are decided upon by authority :--the resolution of a man to be the author of it, who doth not covet sufferings, and has not the dispositions of a martyr:- the idea of leaving the plan to fuc. ceed by its merits in a country where every thing is rendered successful by money or protection :-- these have been urged as proofs of insanity: and perhaps they may be. But the application of them to me hath been owing to an unacquaintance with the following facts, which imply the history of an institution of public worship on the universal principles of morals. Vol. LXII.

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I quitted the customary offices of the profeffion to which I was educated, for reasons which have been already assigned (viz. in the Appendix to the second edition of Essays on public Worship). But either because religion is essential to the human mind; or because the habits of a profession are, like all others, very difficult to bę suspended - I could not rest satisfied out of my employment; Di intimating my situation, I had hopes given me of the most flattering encouragement. But on seeing my plan extended beyond the limits of the Christian church [i. e. fuing. the plan was purely a deiftical one-as the Author

Thould have said in plain language), they were withdrawn, and my papers were put up : for I had none of the views of Re. formers and Apostles: and it was my intention not to engage, until it appeared to be for the service and pleasure of others, as :well as my own.'

This confession is a very frank one: and we give him full and unreserved credit for the truth of it. The children of light are not always wise in their generation. But Mr. Williams, who had renounced all pretentions to their character, was resolved not to act on their plan. The heroic passion of soulsaving (as Lord Shaftesbury ironically termed it) mingled not with his principles, and had no share at all in the institution in Margaret. Street, AOS TTX 5W- Give me where to stand (as Mr. Williams might be supposed to say)

—But I will have solid ground: or I will lock up all my initruments. I have not the wings of the Apostles. I cannot work by their faith ; nor live on their hopes.'

But though Mr. Williams did not chuse to venture his bottom on the fanciful stocks of reformation, nor to launch his vessel, like a visionary Apostle, into the air ;-though he wished like a prudent man of this generation, to serve and please himself as well as other people; yet he recoils at the idea of having his plan injuriously degraded,' by secing it clafled amongit • the unadvised projects of an individual for his own emolument and advantage.'

After reprobating the designs of fanatics and missionaries, in their attempts to reform churches and kingdoms, he tells his Readers, that his business hath not any thing in common with such designs. The liturgy on the universal Principles of ReJigion and Morality, was first intended as a gratification and pleasure to a small number of persons who could worship on no other ; to be publicly used, on the fupposition that it would afford the fame gratification and pleasure to great numbers in the same circumstances, and bring me fome recompense for my trouble in ufing it.

• When the design was made public, the expectations entertained by some, and the apprchenfions of others, were equally

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