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JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL,
, MAY, AND JUNE,
PAINTED AY T. RICKABY, PETERBOROUGH COURT,
P R E F A CE.
IT is seldom that we can satisfy an author with I praise. Readers are more easily contented. They are rather apt to think us faulty on the other side; especially when they happen to have purchased an indifferent book. Our Prefaces ought to please both parties. Authors, because they contain only commendation ; readers, because, if they fulfil their plan, they do not even mention a production unwor. thy to be purchased. We write no Index Expurga. torius. Silence is here our heaviest censure ; and departed authors muft not haunt us, if we speak no evil of them after their decease.
Oix ésin, xlauívocoiy ' ärðpéciv sügildæo-fas.
When we open this article with the two works of Mr. Jelle, which we commended together, his Dissertation on the Apostles, and his book on the Study of the Scriptures*, we have an eye to the amends we promised then for accidental delay. The works, however, deserve diftin&tion. They are acute as well as pious, and cannot fail, particularly the latter, to increase the love of sacred study. In treating of the Prophe
* No. III. p. 289.
a 2 BRIT. CRIT. VOL, XVII.