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Φιλοσοφιαν δε ου την Στωικην λεγω, ουδε την Πλατωνικην, και την Επικουρείον
και Αριστοτελικην’ αλλ οσα ειρηται παρ έκαστη των αιρεσεων τουτων καλως,
δικαιοσυνην μετα ευσεβους επιστημης εκδιδασκούλα, τουτο συμπαν το ΕΚΛΕΚΤΙΚΟΝ
φιλοσοφιαν φημι,

CLEM. ALEX. Strom. Lib. ).

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Baillie's, Marianne, Lisbon in the Years 1821, 22, and 23

Barbauld's, Mrs. Legacy for Young Ladies

Barton's, Bernard, Devotional Verses

- Missionary's Memorial
Bassett's Molech ; or, the Approach of the Deluge: a Sacred Drama
Blaquiere's Greek Revolution; its origin and Progress

Narratire of a Second Visit to Greece
Blomfield's Charge delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Chester, in

1825
Bond's Concise View of Ancient Geography
Bridges's, Sir Egerton, Recollections of Foreign Travel, on Life, Literature,

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Burder's Psalms and Hymns, principally for Public Worship; selected from

Dr. Watts, &c.
Butcher's Chronology of the Kings of England
Butler's Geography of the Globe, &c.

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Carrington's Dartmoor; a Descriptive Poem
Chalmers's, Dr. Few Thoughts on the Abolition of Colonial Slavery

on Cruelty to Animals: a Sermon

Cooper's Crisis

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David's Grammatical Parallel of the Ancient and Modern Greek Languages

Davison's Discourses ou Prophecy

Denham's and Clapperton's Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern

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Dewar's Elements of Moral Philosophy and Christian Ethics
Dick's Philosophy of Religion
Doblado's Letters from Spain
Doddridge's Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul. With an Introduc-

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Domestic Preacher, the

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Fry's Short History of the Church of Christ

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German Popular Stories

Gordon's, The Rev. Robert, Sermons

Gurney's Essays on the Evidences, &c. of Christianity

Hack's, Maria, English Stories: Third Series

Grecian Stories

Haldane's Review of the Conduct of the Directors of the British and Foreign

Bible Society, &c.

Hearts of Steel

Hewlett's, Esther, Cottage Comforts

Hurwitz's Hebrew Tales

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Naval Records, Part I.

Nicol's Essay on the Nature and Design of Scripture Sacrifices, &c.
Nicholsou's Practice of Drawing and Painting Landscape from Nature, in

Water Colours

Nineteenth Report of the Directors of the African Institution

Noble's Plenary Inspiration of the Scriptures asserted

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Old Friends in a New Dress

Opinions of an Old Gentleman on several Moral and Religious Subjects
Orme's Ordinance of the Lord's Supper illustrated, &c.

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THE

ECLECTIC REVIEW,

FOR JANUARY, 1826.

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Art. I. 1. Joannis Miltoni Angli de Doctrina Christiana Libri duo

posthumi, quos ex Schedis Manuscriptis deprompsit, et Typis Mandari primus curavit Carolus Ricardus Sumner, A.M. Bibliothecæ

Regis Præfectus. 4to. 21. 108. Cantabrigia, 1825. 2. A Treatise on Christian Doctrine, compiled from the Holy Scrip

tures alone: By John Milton. Translated from the Original, by : Charles R. Sumner, M.A. Librarian and Historiographer to Hiş Majesty, and Prebendary of Canterbury. 4to. pp. xxxviii. 716. Price 21. 10s. London, 1825. WE

E have been anxious not to pronounce a hasty opinion

respecting a work, the announcement of which excited so intense an interest, and the contents of which, naturally enough, have given universal disappointment. We are free to confess, that, in common with the public at large, we enter. tained expectations which now seem to ourselves unreasonable, inasmuch as they were not warranted by what was previously known of the sentiments and literary character of the illustrious -Author. It is the prerogative of those master minds with whom he ranks, to awaken an enthusiasm that invests its object with ideal qualities, surrounding it

, as it were, with a halo of sacred and awful associations, and enshrining it in the most consecrated recesses of the fancy among the types of all that is great and glorious. Viewed in this mysterious light, every noble quality is brought out into strong relief, every failing is thrown into shadow, and the voice which issues from their sepulchre has all the authority of an oracle. Who, when he names the Poet of Paradise Lost, thinks of the Author of the Tetrachordon or the Antagonist of Salmasius? The Miltoñ of English literature, of English history, is the graceful and accomplished youth who, while gathering the flowers of classic fable beneath Italian skies, renounced all the seduc

at the call honourable to be lingering abroad, while his fellow citizens Vol. XXV. N.S.

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