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seventh century, however, the whole of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy badj received the Christian religion as it was taught by the priests of Rome. But ‘Monkish Christianity,' remarks the elegant historian of the Anglo-Saxons, was not Apostolic • Christianity. The system which the Papal hierarchy esta• lished in England and in Europe, was an attempt to transfer the

government of the world into the hands of ecclesiastics, under • the name of Christianity, but by a complete departure from its • spirit and precepts.' Ages of Gothic darkness ensued; the Churches of Cambria at length bowed to the yoke of Papal bundage, and the ecclesiastical history of the country from that time to the appearance of Wicklif, is but the history of Popery

The biographical sketches which occupy the greater part of Mr. Richards's volume, commence with the seventeenth century, They supply some interesting illustrations of the history of the Welsh Baptists, who, Mr. Richards complains, have been by no means fairly dealed with by Neale and Calamy. Vavasor Powell, in particular, is stigmatised in Palmer's Nonconformist's Memorial, as a fifth monarchy man, apparently without any jastice. The materials collected by Mr. Richards, form an acceptable supplement to the history of the English Dissenters, and will be of service to future compilers. Mr. Richards has displayed much candour and some industry in these sketches, in which he is more at home than in disquisitions on Druidical antiquities. . The true Cambro-Briton is discernible throughout, in the Author's zeal for religious liberty, and his sensitive jealousy of every thing bordering on ecclesiastical encroach ment. We question whether he would have given Augustine the monk, a second meeting.

Should this volume reach a second edition, we would suggest to the Editor, the expediency of reducing its bulk, and thereby its price, by omitting the disquisition, pp. 11-19., and the whole of the appendix, and curtailing the prefatory matter. The only part of the appendix that is at all worthy of preservation, should bave found a place in the memoirs of the Author.

Art. XIII. The True Age of Reason ; or a fair Challenge to Deists.

A candid Examination of the Claims of Modern Deism, contain. ing a Demonstration of the Insufficiency of unassisted Reason to lead Mankind to Virtue, to Happiness, and to God. By George

Redford, A. M. 12mo. pp. 44. Price Is. London. 1821. THE Author of this Tract avows his conviction of the im

policy and inconsistency of all attempts to suppress Infidelity by criininal prosecutions; and he is on this account anx. ious to shew, that persons holding this sentiment are not indif

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ferent to the success of Divine truth, or unmindful of the infuriated attacks which it has recently sustained.

• If all Christians who possess the ability and the opportunity, would resist infidelity by sound argument, and prove themselves faithful to their own profession, the occasion for legal prosecutions—those libels upon the best of causes, which are infinitely more pernicious than all the open attacks of unbelievers,—would speedily be taken away by the decline of the evil against which they are professedly employed.'

Mr. Redford has confined bimself to the examination of what he regards as the essential principle of Deism,- the sufficiency • of unassisted reason.' Going back to that period in the history of human nature, ' in which the mind of man seems to have ar' rived at the very zenith of its self-sustained glory,' he shews how utterly inadequate, in that 'true age of reason, the combined genius, and learning, and wisdom of the most admired sages were to discover the simplest principles of true religion. This he shews in detail in reference to, 1. the Divine Unity; 2. the worship of a Supreme Being ; 3. the standard of morals; 4. the moral government of the world ; 5. the Divine Placability; 6. the immortality of the soul.' Mr. P. acknowledges bis obligations for some of his statemeuts to Dr. Dwight's “ Na“ ture and Danger of the Lufidel Philosophy.” He would have done bis readers a service by referring them also to Bishop Berkeley's Minute Philosopher; a work bighly deserving of being reprinted. We cordially recommend the present Tract as a concise and well written exposition of the argument selected for illustration. The classical references should have been more specific, in order to be of any use to the studious inquirer.

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Io the press, a new edition of Neal's German of Goethe, will be speedily pubHistory of the Purilans, by Toulmin, lished, with a portrait of the author, in in 5 vols. Svo. Carefully revisel, cor- 8vo. and in 4to. with twenty-seven outrected, and enlarged, by W. Jones, au- lines to illustrate the above mentioned thor of the “ History of the Christian Tragedy. Engraved by Mr. Moses, after Church,”

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lic to that part of the world. A New Translation of Faustus, from the Mr. I. H. Glover is preparing a Bio

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Gospel, from the French of Beausobre Ganges, and its branches, in a quarto Mr. Mill's Elements of the Science of volume, with a royal quarto volume of Political Economy will be published early plates.

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