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'And shall I doubt the healing power
Of Him who lives to save,
'Almighty Ruler of the storm!
If all the poems were equal to these specimens, the volume might defy criticism. The inequality is greater than might have been expected; especially in the versification, which, in some of the poems, is harsh and untunable, while the blank verse is singularly monotonous and heavy. Enthusiasm, we must confess, does not answer to its title; and Fame will never reach its direction. But 'The Deluge,' which follows these two poems, bursts upon us with unexpected power. We must make room for this spirited poem.
'Visions of the years gone by
'Hark! what spirit moves the crowd?
'With song and shout and impious glee,
'Tremble Earth! the awful doom
'What arrests their frantic course?
Eyes with bursting terror gaze
'Nature's pulse has ceased to play,—
'Hollow murmurs fill the air,
Art. X. LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.
In the press, A Circumstantial Narrative of the wreck of the Rothsay Castle Steam Packet, comprising interesting personal details of the survivors, biographical notices of a portion of those who perished, &c. &c. By Joseph Adshead.
In the press, Morning Discourses addressed to the congregation of Christ Church, Birmingham. By George Hodson, M. A., Archdeacon of Stafford.
In the press, Conversion, in a series of cases recorded in the New Testament, Defective, Doubtful, and Real. By the Rev. J. K. Craig, Oxon. In 2 Vols. 12mo.
The Rev. John Ely, of Rochdale, has in the press, in 1 Vol. 8vo. "Winter Lectures," a series of Discourses illustrative of the Divine Dispensations.
Nearly ready, Steel's Shipmaster's Assistant, and Owner's Manual, 20th edition, newly arranged and corrected to 1833, (including the regulation of the new Customs' act.) By J. Stikeman, custom-house agent.
Dr. Morison's Exposition of the Psalms, Explanatory, Critical, and Devotional, in three volumes octavo, is now completed.
In the press, Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language; containing the Accentuation—Grammatical Inflexions—Irregular Words referred to their Themes—Derivation—Meaning of the Anglo-Saxon Words in English and Latin—Substance of Somner, Lye, Manning, with additional Anglo-Saxon Words from Manuscripts, and a copious English Index, serving as an English and Anglo-saxon Dictionary. By the Rev. J. Bosworth, L.L.D. F.R.S. F.S.A. Member of the Royal Society of Literature, &c. &c.
Art. XI. WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.
Astronomy. and other Pestilential Distempers, which
Principles of Astronomy. By Wflliam haTM "Ppeared in Europe, more especially
Brett, M.A., Fellow of Corpus Christi "n England, from the earliest Period. To
College, Cambridge. 8vo. 10s. boards. whlch ls added' an Account of the Cholera
Part I., containing Plane Astronomy. Morbus, from its first appearance in India;including its ravages in Asia, Europe, and
Horticulture. America, down to the present time. Orna
_ ,. „ , _. _ , . , , -- mented with a neatly engraved Emblematic
Outline of the First Principles of Horti- Title Page. 12mo, ls. 6rf.
culture. By John Lindley, F.R.S, As- Mirabeau's Letters during his Residence
sist.-Sec. to the London Horticultural So- in England; with Anecdotes, Maxims, &c. ciety; Author of " Outlines of the First now first translated from the Original Ma
Pnnciples of Botany,' &c. 18mo. 2s. nuScripts. To which is prefixed, an Intro
sewed- ductory Notice on the Life, Writings, Con
Miscellaneous. duct, and Character of the Author. 2 Vols.
An Historical Account of the Plague 8vo. with a Portrait, 11. Is. boards.
For OCTOBER, 1832.
Art. I.—1. The Ecclesiastical Polity and other Works of Richard Hooker: with his Life by Izaak Walton, and Strype's Interpolations. To which are now first added, The " Christian Letter" to Mr. Hooker; and Dr. Covel's "Just and Temperate Defence" in Reply to it: accompanied by an Introduction, a Life of Thomas Cartwright, B.D., and numerous Notes, by Benjamin Hanbury. In three Volumes. 8vo. pp. ccvi, 1431. (Portrait.) Price 11. Us. 6d. London, 1830.
2. Two Letters, by " Fiat Justitia," Author of a Letter to the Hon. and Rev. Baptist W. Noel; in Reply, the First to a Churchman, who condemns him for going too far; the Second, to a Dissenter, who expostulates with him for not going far enough. With an Appendix, containing a Letter from the Hon. and Rev. B. W. Noel, with Observations upon it; Remarks on the Unity of the Church; Church Communion; Ecclesiastical Endowments; Theory and Practice of Independency, &c. &c. concluding with Hints on Church Reform, as applicable to Congregationalists. 8vo. pp.121. Price 2s. 6d. London, 1832.
3. A Model of non-secular Episcopacy: including Reasons for the Establishment of Ninety-four Bishopricks in England and Wales. By the Rev. Thomas Sims, M.A. formerly of Queen's College, Cambridge; Author of " Christian Records," &c. &c. 8vo. pp. 24. Price Is. London, 1832.
4. An Address to the Dissenters of England on the Subject of Tithes. By a Dissenter. 8vo. pp. 24. Price 1*. London, 1832.
5. The Protestant Dissenter's Catechism. The Twentieth Edition: with an Appendix and a Preface, by William Newman, D.D. 12mo. London, 1831.
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