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THE

Eclectic Review.

MDCCCXXV.

JANUARY-JUNE.

NEW SERIES. .

VOL. XXIII.

Φιλοσοφιαν δε ου την Στωικην λεγω, ουδε την Πλατωνικήν, η τήν Επικούρειών σε
και Αριστοτελικην' αλλ οσα ειρηται παρ έκαστη των αιρεσεων τουτων καλώς,
δικαιοσυνην μετα ευσεβους επιστημης εκδιδασκονία, τουτο συμπαν το ΕΚΛΕΚΤΙΚΟΝ
φιλοσοφιαν φημι.

CLEM. Alex. Strom. Lib. 1.

LONDON:

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SOLD ALSO BY JOHN ANDERSỢN, JUNIOR, AND
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PAOR.

289

Adams's Actual State of the Mexican Mines, &c.

78

Forster's Perennial Calendar, and Companion to the Almanack
Puller's, the Rev. Andrew, Works, with a Memoir of the author, by the late

Dr. Ryland

505

Hamilton's Dissertation, intended to explain and establish the Doctrine of

Election

169

Tracts upon some leading Errors of the Church of Rome

286

Harty's Historic Sketch of the Causes, &c. of the Contagious Fever Epidemic

in Ireland, during the Years 1817-18-19

254, 537

Hawkins's, Lætitia Matilda, Anecdotes, Facts, and Opinions, collected and
preserved

162
Historical Life of Joanna of Sicily, Queen of Naples, and Countess of Pro-

38
Holderness's, Mary, Manual of Devotion

368
Hoppus on the Importance of an early and decided Attachment to the Con-
cerns of a future World

269

Howell's Characters of Theophrastus, translated from the Greek, &c.

Howison's Foreiga Scenes and Travelling Recreations

563

vence

James's Christian Father's Present to his Children

Jones's, Dr. Tyro’s Greek and English Lexicon

Juarros's Statistical and Commercial History of the Kingdom of Guatemala

446

539

289

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431, 544

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Tilloch's Dissertations introductory to the Study, &c. of the Apocalypse -

Tremaine; or the Man of Refinement

343

534

Watts's Literary Souvenir

White's Voyage to Cochin China

Wilson's Selections from the Works of Archbishop Leighton

86

389

THE

ECLECTIC REVIEW,

FOR JANUARY, 1825.

The Book of Psalms, in an English Metrical Version, founded on the Basis of the Authorized Bible Translation, and compared with the Original Hebrew; with Notes Critical and Illustrative. By the Right Rev. Richard Mant, DD. M.R.I.A. Lord Bishop of Down and Connor. 8vo. pp. xxii. 506. Ox

ford. 1824. THE THE Book of Psalms is styled by St. Augustine, a kind of

abridgement of the whole Scripture. The choice and * flower of all things profitable in other books,' says Hooker, * the Psalms do more briefly contain, and more movingly also

express, by reason of that poetical form wherewith they are * written.' As prophetical records, as devotional compositions, and as the sublimest, as well as the most ancient specimens of lyric poetry, it is impossible to venerate too highly this portion of the Hebrew Scriptures. But the veneration in which the Psalms have been held, has been singularly disconnected with either the rational interpretation or the practical use of this part of Holy Writ. From the Talmudists and the Christian Fathers, down to Hutchinson and Horsley, the obscurity of these sacred compositions has afforded room for displaying the perverted ingenuity of mystical commentators, who have refined away both their beauty and meaning, till these inspired poems and prophecies have been converted into most recondite enigmas. The mode of proceeding adopted by these interpreters, may be compared to the conduct of the minehunters of South America, who, in searching for hidden treasure, wash away into the rivers the fertile soil from which they might have obtained their bread. Some of the Fathers have discovered mysteries in the order of the Psalms. Thus, Hilary, Ambrose, and Origen have thought they could trace the succession of events in the life of David ; others have detected Vol. XXIII. N.S.

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