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THE

QUARTERLY REVIEW:

^AUGUST & DECEMBER,
1811. I""

VOL. VI.

Printtd by C. Roieorth, BcU-yard, Temple-bcr.^..

FOR JOHN MURRAY, 32, FLEETf&tREET;

HATCH A IID, PICCADILLY; RICHARDSON, CORWHILLJ

PARKER, Oxford; Deighton, Cambkid.ce;

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, EDINBURGH;

AND J. CUMMING, DUBLIN.

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proved to be contrary to Scripture, to the Writings
of the Antient Fathers of the Christian Church, and
to the public formularies of the Church of England.
By G. Tomline, D. D. F. R. S. Lord Bishop of Lin-
coln, and Dean of St. Paul's. - - 191

XII. Hindu Infanticide. An Account of the Measures adopt

ed for suppressing the Practice of the Systematic
Murder by their Parents of Female Infants; edited,
with Notes and Illustrations, by Edward Moor, F.R.S. 210

XIII. The Vision of Don Roderick; a Poem. By Walter

Scott, Esq. - - • 221

XIV. Notices sur I'lntcrieur de la Fiance, ecrites en 1806, par

M. FabiT. Tom. I.St. Petersl.urgh., 1807-
Sketches of the Internal State of France. By M. Faber.
Translated from the French. - - 235

XV. A Comparative View of the Plans of Education as de-
tailed in the Publications of Dr. Bell and Mr. Lancas-
ter, and Remarks on Dr. Bell's Madras School, and
Hints to the Managers and Committees of Charity
and Sunday Schools, on the Practicability of extend-
ing such Institutions upon Mr. Lancaster's Plan. By
Joseph Fox.

A Sermon preached in the Cathedral Church of St.
Paul, London, on Thursday, June 13, 1811. To
which is added, a Collection of Notes and Illustrations.
By Herbert Marsh, D. D. F.R.S. Margaret Professor
of Divinity in the University of Cambridge. Third;
Edition.

Comparative View of the two new Systems of Education
for the Infant Poor, in a Charge delivered to the
Clergy of the Officialty of the Dean and Chapter of
Durham, at Berwick-upon-Tweed, on Tuesday, May
12, 1811. By the Rev. R.G. Bowyer, LL.B. Pre-
bendary of Durham. .... ofy

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OCTOBER, 1811.

Art. I. Philosophical Essays. By Dugald Stewart, Esq. F.R.S. Ed. Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh, &c. Sec. 4to. pp. 590. Edinburgh, Constable. London, Cad* 11 and Davies, and John Murray. 1810.

A MONG the philosophers of the present day, we could hot -^~* easily mention a more justly respected name than that of the author of the volume before us. His treatise on the Philosophy of the Mind, which has been long before the public, must ever give him a high rank among those who have followed Locke in the track of genuine metaphysical inquiry. Some of his predecessors in this walk may have displayed a more subtle and adventurous genius, but in the solid attributes of the philosophical character he is surpassed by none; while he holds an indisputable pre-eminence in the art of recommending and embellishing his subject by the most expauded and attractive views of its dignity and importance. As a Lecturer, he has been long regarded as the chief ornament of a university, not a little celebrated for the eminence of its professors; but he has lately, we understand, though still in the vigour of life, retired from the academical chair, in order to dedicate himself without interruption to the prosecution of his favourite science.

The interest of the public in that important branch of philosophy which Mr. Stewart has so much illustrated and adorned has been, we think, for some time, greatly on the wane. All labour of the intellectual kind, which is not given to politics or polite literature, is wholly engrossed by the more brilliant and profitable pursuits of physical science. The study of the mind seems to be no longer thought in any degree necessary to the formation of the philosophical character, or to afford any conclusions of much interest or importance. We confess, that our opinion is altogether different; and, without wishing to derogate from the claims of the other sciences, must be permitted to say, that the philosophy of the mind is an object of paramount utility; for it is intimately and essentially connected with almost every other branch of knowledge, Vol. vi. No. xi. A and

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