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Letters from St. Helena, by
W. Warden

592

P. Life of Michael Angelo, by P. Duppa ......354,500 Parish Priest's Manual 540

and Studies of Mr. Park, Mungo, Travels into West, by J. Galt...... 500 the Interior of Africa 7

Pharmacopæias of the Lon

don, &c. Colleges, by Dr.
M.
'I homson

324

Poet's Pilgrimage to WaterMadras Systen, Sermon

loo, by R. Southey on the, by Fraser ...... 668

Polwhele, Rev. R. Fair
Magee, Dr. Discourses and
Dissertations

.. 282

Isabel of Cotehele,
Poem

90
Manual for a Parish Priest 540
Marriott, Rev. J. Hints to

Pott's, Archdeacon, Conse

82 a Traveller

cration Sermon.

211 Memoirs of the Life of T.

Pottinger's, Lieut., Travels

in Beloochistan and Sinde 481 Holcroft

98 Memoires de la Marchio

Prisoner of Chillon, and ness de la Rochejaque

other Poems, by Lord lein ...

Byron....

... 608
445, 568
Ministre de Wakefield, par

Prosody made Easy, by Dr.
Shaw

105
Madame Despourrin 103
Monk, Professor, Euripidis
Alcestis

426 Monthly List of Publica

Q. tions 103, 221, 336, 441, 552

670

Quinze Jours à Londres... 371
Morehead, Rev. R. Ordina-
tion Sermon. ... 204
Series

R.
of Discourses ... 491
Morres, Rev. R. Three Ser- Researches into the History
mons on the Trinity .. 1 of Playing Cards, by S.
Rev. J. Sermon at

W. Singer

205 Leicester

535 Residence at Tombuctoo,
by R. Adams

190
N.

Restoration of the Works

of Art to Italy, a Poem, Nares, Rev. R. Veracity of

by F. Hemans

311 the Evangelists demon

Roberts, Rev. P. Cambrian strated ...

.. 391

Popular Antiquities.... 307 Narrative of Robert Adams 190 Rochejaquelein, Memoires

de la Marquise de la 446, 558 0.

Rogers, B. the Days of Ha

rold, a Metrical Tale 318 Ode, Thanksgiving, by W. Russian Prisoner of War, by Wordsworth.. 313 Kotzebue

250 Old English Plays 172

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Poems, by Captain Hall 320 Sonnets, Odes, &c. by Leftley and Linley

85 Southey, R. Poet's Pilgrimage to Waterloo ......... 27

Lay of the
Laureate

40 St. Helena, Beatson's Tracts

71 Warden's Letters from .................... 592 Sumner, J. B. Treatise on

the Records of the Crea-'
tion

383, 465 System of Mineralogy, Jameson's

516

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Salisbury Cathedral, Brit

ton's History of ...... 108 Sancho, or the Proverbia

list, hy the Rev. W.
Cunningham

216 Scottish Poems, Banna. tyne's Ancient

437 Sequel of an Attempt to discover Junius

106 Series of Discourses, by

the Rev. R. Morehead 49 Sermon, Burney's, Consecration ....

200 Bird's Visitation... 550

Bushnell's Visita. tion

667 Chester, Dean of 544

Christ Church,
Dean of

302 Fraser's, on the Madras System

668 Gardener's, before the Shrewsbury Committee

... 208 Irby's, Visitation 546

Morres's, at Leicester

535 Morehead's, Ordination

204 Nares's, at Hastings

548 Archdeacon Pott's Consecration

82 Sermons, Morres's, on the Trinity

1 by the Rev. J. Venn..............

136 Shaw, Dr. Prosody made Easy

105 Shepherd, Joyce and Car

penter's Systematic Edu-
cation

...... 113 Simeon, Rev. C. Appeal to Men of Wisdom and Candour

631 Singer, S. w. "Researches

into the History of Play-
ing Cards

265

Thanksgiving Ode, by W.

Wordsworth ................. 313 Thomas, G. Freedom and other Poems ................

...... 440 Thomson, Dr.Pharmacopæia 324 Tombuctoo, Adams's Resi

dence at...................... 190 Tour into North Wales, by

Dr. Johnson.................. 531 Tour through Istria, &c. by

an English Merchant ... 237 Travels into the Interior of Africa, by Mụngo Park 7

in Beloochistan and Sinde, by Pottinger ....... 481 Treatise on the Records of the Creation, by Sumner 383

465 Minerals, by Jameson.......

516

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V.

Valpy's Editions of the

Greek Testament 402 Venn. Rev. J. Sermons 136

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PAGE Voyage round the World, Wells, Dr. Essay on Dew... 127 Campbell's

325 West, B. Galt's Life and

Studies of ...................... 500

Wordsworth, W. Thanks-
W.
giving Ode

313

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Walter, Rev. H. Lectures

on the Evidences of Chris-
tianity

....... 275
Warden, W. Letters from
St. Helena .....

592

Year in Canada, a Poem,

by A. C. Knight

92 THE

BRITISH CRITIC,

FOR JULY, 1816.

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Art. I. Three Sermons on the Doctrine of the Blessed

T'rinity, preached at the Cathedral Church of Salisbury, on Trinity Sunday, in the Years 1813, 1814, and 1815. By Robert Morres, M.A. Prebendary of Salisbury. 8vo.

52 pp. 2s. Parker, Oxford ; Rivingtons, London. 1816. NOVELTY is always attractive; but on theological subjects it should be examined with care, and admitted with reserve. these highly ingenious discourses there is certaiuly a striking degree of novelty ; but as it does not regard the doctrine of the Blessed Trinity, nor, strictly speaking, the evidence of the doctrine, but merely the mode in which, as it is here suggested, that evidence was communicated to the world, whether the reader is or is not satisfied with the hypothesis proposed, he needs uot to be alarmed with it. The doctrine itself remains as it was before, irrefragably founded, as has been often shewn and seldom with greater ability than in these sermons, on the clear and infallible word of God.

The principle laid down by Mr. Morres is briefly this: that utility to man being the motive by which the Almighty has regulated all his communications to mankind, therefore the declarations of his will, and particularly the revelations of his own Divine nature, were gradual, as men were prepared and were able to receive them; that, consequently, in the Scriptures of the Old Testament, intimations of a plurality of persons in the Godhead, rather than explicit declarations of the doctrine of the Trinity in unity, were to be expected; and that in the promulgation of the Gospel, the mysteries of the Divine nature would in like manner be revealed gradually, intimated in general, rather than asserted, by our Lord and the first writers and first preachers of the Gospel, but explicitly declared by the latest, as by St. John in the

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preface to his Gospel, and St. Paul in his preface to the Hebrew's.

But the merit as well as the importance of these discourses demands, that we should give a short abstract or analysis of thein. The first, on the celebrated test quoted by our Lord from Moses, Mark xii. 20, bas for its subject that foundation of all religion, “ The Lord our God is one Lord.” The second, John i. 1, 2. is on the divinity of the Word or Son of God. The third, John xvi. 13. on the Divinity of the Holy Ghost.

In the introduction to Sermon 1. it is observed, that articles of faith have always been thought necessary in the Christian Church, for the admission of converts from other religions, and for the purpose of education ; but they should first, be clear and unquestionable ; secondly, should relate only to things of moment; and, thirdly, when any essential doctrine has been perverted, they should contain a denial of the errors concerning it. This third rule, not founded in the necessity of the thing itself, but originating in the circumstances of the times, fully justities the two later of the three Creeds adopted in our Liturgy and the Articles of Religion, in which are many particulars of this sort, in opposition to erroneous tenets which have prevailed.

In confirmation of the principle assumed of a gradual revela. tion, several instances are adduced to shew, that this was the ordinary method of the Divine communicatiou to man. Thus the mystery, as St. Paul calls it, that the Gentiles should be partakers of the Gospel, was not in other ages made known unto the sons of men, as it was now revealed unto him and the other Apostles; (Ephes. iii. 3—6.) nor was the spiritual nature of the Gospel so plainly described by the prophets, as to prevent the Jews from the error of expecting a temporal kingdom of the Messiah ; and many truths were withheld from the Apostles by our Lord during his ministry, because, as he said, they were not able to bear them.

“ In exact proportion as religion itself is momentous," so must it be to know the right object of religious adoration, that we may neither offend by omitting honour where it is due, nor by giving it where it is not due. It is rain therefore to say, that the catholic doctrine of the unity in Trmity and Trinity in unity, is not, if it is true, before all things, in order and importance, ne

or ibis doctrine, that part which has been fully revealed from the beginning is, that there is one God. But this being declared solely in opposition to idolatry, to an acknowledgment of false gods and spurious objects of worship, it has no relation at all, much less opposition, to the equally catholic doctrine of the

Trinity

cessary to salvation.

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