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Let us not be misunderstood, as if we would cut off the present age from the past. We mean not that Milton should have neglected the labors of his predecessors. He believed justly, that all the periods and generations of the human family are bound together by a sublime connexion, and that the wisdom of each age is chiefly a derivation from all preceding ages, not excepting the most ancient, just as a noble stream, through its whole extent and in its widest overflowings, still holds communication with its infant springs, gushing out perhaps in the depths of distant forests, or on the heights of solitary mountains. We only mean to say, that the stream of religious knowlege is to swell and grow through its whole course, and to receive new contributions from gifted minds in successive generations. We only regret that Milton did not draw more from the deep and full fountains of his own soul. We wish only to teach that antiquity was the infancy of our race, and that its acquisitions, instead of being rested in, are to bear us onward to new heights of truth and virtue. We mean not to complain of Milton for not doing more. He rendered to mankind a far greater service than that of a teacher of an improved theology. He taught and exemplified that spirit of intellectual freedom, through which all the great conquests of truth are to be achieved, and by which the human mind is to attain to a new consciousness of its sublime faculties, and to invigorate and expand itself for ever.
We here close our remarks on Milton. In offering this tribute, we have aimed at something higher than to express and gratify our admiration of an eminent man. We believe that an enlightened and exalted mind is a brighter manifestation of God than the outward universe; and we have set forth, as we have been able, the praises of an illustrious servant of the Most High, that, through him, glory may rebound to the Father of all spirits, the Fountain of all wisdom and magnanimous virtue. And still more, we believe that the sublime intelligence of Milton was imparted not for his own sake only, but to awaken kindred virtue and greatness in other souls. Far from regarding him as standing alone and unapproachable, we believe that he is an illustration of what all, who are true to their nature, will become in the progress of their being; and we have held him forth, not to excite an ineffectual admiration, but to stir up our own and others' breasts to an exhilarating pursuit of high and ever-growing attainments in intellect and virtue.
GENERAL CLASSED CATALOGUE
IN FIFTY-EIGHT NUMBERS.
AGRICULTURE. Speeches of Sir H. Parnell, Bart. in the House of Commons, with Additional
Observations, on the Corn Laws. No.7. Inquiry into the Policy, Efficiency, and Consistency, of the Alterations in our Corn
Laws, in a Letter to Sir H. Parnell, Bart. No. 7. Corn Laws, &c. A Compendious or Briefe Examination of certayne ordinary Com.
plaints of diuers of our Countrymen, in these our Dayes : which although they are in some part vniust and friuolous, yet are they all by way of Dialogues thoroughly
discussed. 1581. By W. S. Gentleman. No. 9. Account of the Cause of the Disease in Corn, called by Farmers the Blight, the
Mildew, and the Rust. By Sir Joseph BANKS, Bart. And a Letter to Sir J. Banks on the Origin of the Blight, and on the Means of raising late Crops of
Garden Peas. By T. A. KNIGHT, Esq. No. 12. Speech of C. C. WESTERN, M.P. on moving that the House should resolve itself into
a Committee to consider the distressed State of the Agriculture of the Kingdom,
March, 1816. No. 14. Remarks on the Mildew of Wheat, and the choice of Seed Corn, particularly in refe
rence to an hypothesis of Sir J. Banks. No. 15. On the Present State of the Agricultural Interest. By Dr. CROMBIE. No. 15. Measures by which the Recurrence of Famines may be prevented, and the Poor
Laws abated, by a slight change in our Agricultural Practice. By the Rev. Dr.
RICHARDSON. No. 15. Inquiry into the Causes of Agricultural Distress. By W. JACOB, F.R.S. No. 20. Dissertation on the State of the Nation, respecting its Agriculture : 1817. (Original.]
No. 21. Holkham, its Agriculture, &c. By E. Rigby, M.D. Third Ed. No. 26. Refutation of the Arguments used on the Agricultural Petition. (Original.] No. 27. Considerations on the Corn Question. [Original.] Nos. 34 and 36. Letter to G. Webb Hall, Esq. Secretary to the Board of Agriculture, in reply to his
Letter to the President of the Board of Trade, and to the Views and Demands of the Agricultural Associations of the United Kingdom. By Captain ROBERT E.
BROUGHTON. (Original.] No. 36. Letter to the Rt. Hon. Frederick J. Robinson, President of the Board of Trade, on
the present Depressed State of Agriculture. [Original.] No. 36. Exposition of Fallacies on Rent, Tithes, &c. With an Inquiry into the comparative
Consequences of Taxes on Agricultural and manufactured Produce. By T. P.
THOMPSON, Esq. Second Ed. No. 54. Catechism on the Corn Laws; with a List of Fallacies and Answers. Third Ed.
No. 54. Letter to the Electors of Bridgenorth on the Corn Laws. By W. W. WHITMORE,
Esq. M.P. Second Ed. No. 65. Observations on the Corn Laws, addressed to W.W. Whitmore, Esq. M.P., in con
sequence of his Letter to the Electors of Bridgenorth. No. 65. Remarks on the State of the Corn Question after the Parliamentary Discussions of 1827; being an Appendix to Observations on the Corn Laws,” addressed to W.W. Whitmore, Esq. M.P. in consequence of his Letter to the Electors of Bridgenorth. [Original.] No. 57.
Report presented to the Lords of the Committee of His Majesty's Privy Council for
Trade, respecting the Agriculture and the Trade in Corn, in some of the Coptinental States of Northern Europe. By WILLIAM JACOB, Esq., Comptroller of Corn Returns. No. 58.
BIOGRAPHY. Life of Henri Masers de Latude, who was imprisoned 35 years. To which is added
some account of the Bastille. (Never published in this country.) No. 5. Narrative of the Crucifixion of M. Lovat, executed by his own hands, at Venice, 1805.
[Now first translated, with a wood-cut.] No. 6. Narrative of the Journey and Imprisonment of Pius VII. after his Departure from
Rome until his Return to that City. No. 7.
tion performed for the Recovery of his Sight. By J. WARDROP. No. 12.
DIVINITY. Dr. HERBERT Marsh's Sermon on the Bible Society. No. 1. Dr. HERBERT MARSH's Address to the University of Cambridge. No. 1. Mr. VANSITTART's first and second Letters to Dr. Marsh. No. 1. Dr. Marsu's Inquiry into the Consequences of neglecting to give the Prayer-Book
with the Bible, &c. &c. No. 1. The Rev. P. GANDOLPHY's Congratulatory Letter to the Author on the same. (With
an Engraving of Pope Pius VII.] No. 2. Mr. VANSITTART's Letter to Mr. Croker. No. 1. Dr. MARSH's Answer to the Letter of the Rt. Hon. N. Vansittart. No. 2. The Bishop of Lincoln's Charge to the Clergy of his Diocese. No. 2. An Examination of Mr. Cobbett's Objections to the Bill for the Relief of the Uni
tarians. [Original.] No. 3. Substance of a Discourse, giving a Churchman's Reasons for declining a Connexion
with the Bible Society ; by Archdeacon DAUBENY. No. 9. Statement of the Transactions of the Bible Society; with a Digest of its Views, and
a Notice of its chief Patrons. No. 11. Letter from a Jew to a Christian, occasioned by the recent attacks on the Bible.
[Original.] No. 32. Sermon preached at the Coronation of King George IV. in the Abbey Church of
Westminster, July 19, 1821. By EDWARD, LORD Bishop or YORK. [Published by His Majesty's command.) No. 37. Charge delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Llandaff, at the Primary Visitation
in August, 1821. By WILLIAM, LORD BISHOP OF LLANDAFF. · No. 38.
Primary Visitation of that Diocese, in August, 1821. No. 40.
Visitation of that Diocese, in July, August, and September, 1825. By G. H.
Law, D.D. Second Ed. No. 52. Christian Charity. A Sermon, preached at Appleby, on Friday, August 12, 1825,
before Sir J. Bailey and Sir J. Hullock, His Majesty's Judges of Assize on the
Northern Circuit. By the Rev. C. BIRD, A.M. No. 62. Facts respecting certain Versions of Holy Scripture published by the Bible Society :.
in Reply to an Article in No. LXXI, of the Quart. Rev. By the Rev. T, PELL PLATT. Third Ed. No. 56.
EAST INDIA AFFAIRS.
Sret Letter to the Earl of Buckinghamshire on the Open Trade to India. By Fadlos,
The Letters of Gracchus. No. 2.
of the Out-ports, with a Letter from the Chairman and Deputy Chairman to the
Earl of Buckinghamshire. No. 3. Hints on the Present State of the Question between His Majesty's Ministers and the · Court of Directors, on the Renewal of the Charter. No. 3. Speech of J. BRUCE, Esq. in a Committee of the House, on the Resolutions respecting
India Affairs. No. 4. Remarks on the Evidence delivered before both Houses on the same. By Dr.
MACLEAN. No. 4. Speech of C. MARSH, Esq. in a Committee of the House, in support of Sir T. Sutton's
Amendment on the Clause in the East India Bill “Enacting further facilities to
persons to go out to India for religious purposes.” No. 4. Speeches of W. WILBERFORCE, Esq. on the Clause in the East India Bill, for pro
moting the Religious Instruction of the Natives in British India. No.5. Statements respecting the East India College, with an Appeal to Facts, in Refutation
of the Charges lately brought against it in the Court of Proprietors. Second Ed.
with alterations. By the Rev. T. R, MALTHUS. No. 18. On the Suppression of Public Discussion in India, and the Banishment, without
Trial, of Two British Editors from that Country by the acting Governor-General.
Nos. 47 and 49. Summary of the Administration of the Indian Government, from October 1813 to
January 1823. By the MARQUESS OF HASTINGS. No. 48. Considerations on the Policy of the Government of India, more especially with reference to the Invasion of Burmah. By Lieut.-Col. M. STEWART. "No. 51.
ECCLESIASTICAL. Letter from the Rev. Mr. Wylde, to the Clergy of Somersetslıire, on the Means of
preventing undue Marriages, with Communications on the subject from various
dignified Clergymen.. (Never published.] No. 1. Historical View of the principal Religious and Military Orders of the Roman Catholic
Church ; by the Author of the “Horæ Biblicæ." No. 9. A Brief Account of the Jesuits, with Historical Proofs in support of it, tending to
establish the Danger of the Revival of that Order to the World at large, and to the
United Kingdom in particular. No. 11. A short Address to the Primate of all Ireland, recommendatory of some Commutation • or Modification of the Tithes of that Country; with a few Remarks on the Present
State of the Irish Church. By the Rev. Sir H. Bate DUDLEY, Bart. No. 11. A On the Commutation of Tithe. "By J. BENETT, Esq. M. P. No. 12. Letter to Dr. Marsh, in confutation of his assertion, that the designs of the Dissenters
are to obtain for themselves the honor and emoluments of the Church, and to
establish their own furms of worship. No: 12. Dr. Marsu's Answer to the preceding. No. 12. National Establishment, National Security; or Thoughts on the Consequences of
Commuting the Tithes. By the Rev. W. EDMEADS. No. 13. Prize Essay on the Commutation of Tithes, in claim of the Bedfordean Gold Medal.
By the Rev. JAMES Willis. No. 16. A Letter to His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury; by RICHARD, late Lord BISHOP * * OF LLANDAPF. No. 16. Address to a Meeting holden at Bath, December, 1817, for the purpose of forming a
Church Missionary Society in that City; as delivered from writing ; with a Protest against the Establishment of such a Society in Bath. By ARCHDEACON THOMAS,
A.M. Fifth Ed. No.21. A Defence of the Church Missionary Society, in Answer to the above. By the Rev.
DANIEL Wilson, A.M. Ninth Ed. No. 22. To the Editor of the British Review, in Answer to his Remarks on the Pamphilet of
the Rev. W. Edmeads, respecting the Consequences of Commuting the Tithes. By
L. TADMAN, Esq. (Original.] No. 24, Observations on Parish Registers and the Marriage of Non-conformists; with the
Outlines of a Bill (humbly proposed) for establishing a more certain and general