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ages, in 10cl. fhares; all which are to be vested in old footh-sea annuities, to form a joint Atock for the benefit of each class of each year. The growing interest of this money is to be regularly paid to the living fubfcribers for a defined cerm; at the expiration of which, the capital is to be shared among the survivors.

The firft class is to confift of children under seven years of age, the second, of those under fourteen, and fo upward; each class rising by seven years, till they arrive at forty-nine. The first class of annuities is to continue fourteen years, which always increas. ing by deaths, may be considered as a provision toward their education; and the final division will place the happy survivors out in fome line of life: to this end allo, one life may run through all the classes in succession, and arrive at a comfortable augmentation of their original fubscription in the last stage. It is not proposed to divide the capital of the last clafs of annuitants until the survivors are reduced to one-tenth of the original number.

The same plan is likewise held out to subscribers of sol. shares, to be regulated in the same manner: and it is in contemplation to allow subscribers annuities for their lives in lieu of their final divi. dends, at their options.

On a cursory view, the greatest profit would accrue to the society, by the falling in of infant lives, were a sufficiency of such to offer : and were the classes to fill every year in any tolerable proportion, according to the expectation of the propoters, the accounts of the fociety would, in twenty years, become very extensive and numerous. The first fubfcription opened last Christmas; and until the society is sufficiently numerous to assume a methodical form, Bankers are named to receive subscriptions, and a direction is given where to apply on necessary business relating to them.

This plan is distinguished from others of a like kind, by the money subscribed not lying unproductive, subject to contingency, as in common annuity societies, but yielding its full value to the subScribers, during its augmentation, by the subscriptions that lapse; and by final distributions proposed at fixed ephocas to a number of survivors, instead of the whole interest centering at last in an individual at the extremity of life, and then the capital finking; as is the common case of tontines for public occasions. It is on these accounts that we deemed it worthy of some explanation. N. Art. 36. A Year's Journey through the Paix bas * and Austrian Netherlands. By Philip Thicknele. Vol. I. 8vo.

108. od. No Bookseller's Name.

Having given so many specimens of the stile and manner in which Captain Thicknesse recites the particulars of his Travels; we apprehend that no extracts will be required from this his last publication of the kind.-In mentioning the second edition of his Year's Journey through France and Spain t, we observed, that his original and pointed manner, his Ahrewd and sengible turn of observation, with the many amusing and instructive anecdotes comprehended in his narratives, can never fail of recommending his Travels to the generality of readers ; especially those who love to fit at their ease, and make their tours at home. • It is thus printed in the title-page. + See Rev. vol. LX. p. 69.

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Though the title-page of this publication says. Vol. I.' yet we observe, at the conclusion of the fecond part of it, ' The End :: so that we fuppose no more vols. of The Year's Journey through the Paix Bas, &c.' are to be expected. Mr. Thicknesse is very angry with the Reviewers; who, it seems, have not been equally indulgent to all his publications. Art. 37. Kearsley's Table of Trades, for the Aliftance of Pa

rents and Guardian's, and for the Benefit of those young Men

who wish to prosper in the World. Shewing, at one View, . what a Mafter sequires on taking an Apprentice, what a Journey,

man can earn, and what Sum is required to set up as Maler, in any particular Trade, &c. With some intereiting Advice. 12mo. is. Kearfley. 1786.

Chiefly abridged from Collyer's Parents and Guardians Directory, published about twenty-five years since, and of which an account was given in Rev. vol. XXIV. p. 67. Art. 38. Kearsley's Tax Tables, containing Abstracts of the moft

general and interesting Aas, including those of 1785. Likewise the Stamp Duties, corrected by the Office Lift, &c. 12mo. 6d. Kearsley.

When the demands of government are fo numerous, and beset us in such a variety of complicated forms, the friendly hand that will guide us fafely through all those transactions, into which they enter, performs a service to the Public, which ought to have been done by the authority that afferts the claims. Art. 39. The Asylum for Fugitive Pieces, in Prose and Verse.

Vol. II. 12mo. 35. 6d. fewed. Debrett. 1986.

For the plan of this collection, see our account of the first vol. Review, yol. LXXIII. p. 390. We still wish that the Editor were lefs easily pleased. Art. 40. An Appendix to the Memoirs of Baron de Tott; being

a Letter from M. de Peysonnel to the Marquis of N Translated from the genuine French Edition. 8vo. -2s. Hookham.

Strictures and Remarks on the Memoirs of Baron de Toit. By M. de Peysonnel. In Letter to the Marquis de N--8vo. 25. Robinsons.

Having already delivered our opinion of M. de Peysonnel's per formance, nothing farther will be expected from us touching its merits or its defects. Of the two translations here presented to the Public, we cannot help giving the preference to the latter. А Art. 42. Memoirs of Major Semple, the Northern Hero. Being

a faithful Narrative of his Life, Adventures, and Deceptions, with the various Inventions by which he obtained Money, Goods, &c. &c. Likewise an Account of his Trial and Conviction at the Old Bailey, Sept. 2, 1786. 8vo. is. Kearsley.

As credulity is the weakness of honest minds, every means and aslistance for detecting the tricks of the designing and knavish part of mankind (who seem to have carried the art of impofition, vul. garly called Swindling, to the highest pitch of improvement) merits commendation. Such narratives as those of a Charles Price, and

* Sce an account of the original work, Append, vol. LXXIII. P. 533

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Art. 41."

James George Semple, ought to be universally read, for the information of the unwary, the unsuspicious, and the inexperienced; they will serve as excellent warning pieces :

“ Learn to be wise from others harm,
" And you

Thall do full well;" $o lingeth the good old BALLAD.

MARGARET NICHOLSON.
Art. 43. Memoirs of the Life of Margaret Nicholson, who at-

tempted to stab his Moft Gracious Majesty, &c. &c. 12mo. is.6d,

Ridgway.
Art. 44. The Plot investigated; or a circumftantial Account of

the horrid Attempt of Margaret Nicholson, &c. &c. 12mo. 18.

Bladon. 1 Art. 45. The Life and Transactions of Margaret Nicholson; from

her Iofancy to the oth of August 1786, when she was conducted to Bedlam. By Jonathan Fike, with whom he has lodged upwards of three Years. 8vo. is. 6d. Fiske, the Çorner of Wigmore Street.

Mr. Fiske appears to have given a satisfactory account of this poor, unhappy woman; and the narrative is rendered interesting, from the magnitude of that unaccountable attempt, which has brought her name and character into public notice.

Doctrine of TYTHE S.
Art. 46. Disinterested Sentiments on the Provision made for the

Clergy, and on the Nature and Effect of Tythes. 8vo. 60.
Harrison. 1786.

The causes of the want of sufficient provision for the inferior cler, gy, on which this writer infifts, are, the unequal division of parishes, pluralities, the superabundance of clergy, and the large ecclefiaftical revenues in lay hands, and in the hands of fupernumerary dignitaries. His objections to the institution of tythes are, that they are an unequal burden, being much heavier on arable than grazing land, and on poor than rich lands; that they are uncertain and Auctuace ing; that they are not proportioned to the clear profits, but to the produce of a farm; that the gathering them in is attended with inconvenience and loss to the parson, the parishioner, and the community; that they lay the foundation of endless disputes, jealousies, and law-suits; and that if the legal claim of small tyches were throughout rigorously exacted, it would be a badge of the most abject slavery. To remedy these evils, he proposes, that a general composition should take place in lieu of tythes, or that the clergy Thould be maintained by a national fund. The evils complained of in this sensible pamphlet certainly call aloud for redress, and will doubtless foon be thought deserving of parliamentary attention. E. Art. 47. The English Clergy's Right to Tythes examined, in order

to promote Peace and Union between the Clergy and Laity; and to prevent Law-suits. By an old Farmer. 8vo. 25. Printed ac Alnwick. 1786.

Both the divine right and the common right of tythes are here controverted; but with such a redundancy of words, as rather spreads obscurity, than cafts light, upon the subject. If this old Farmer has any thing more to say to the Public, we would advise him to get

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fome learned neighbour--if the parfon be too much out of humour with him, the lawyer may doubtless be prevailed upon-to undertake the friendly office-to put his thoughts (which, in general, des ferve to be better expressed) into proper order, and good language.

EDUCATION. Art. 48. Moral and int ullive Tales for the Improvement of Young Ladies.

Marshall. 1786. The editor of this little collection informs us, that the Tales of which is consists fell into his hands among other writings of a de. ceafed friend; and as they appeared capable of conveying lome moral seflections, blending instruction with amusement, he has published them for general inspection. The Tales appear very well calculated, on the whole, to promote that design which the Editor has professedly in view, viz. to amuse the mind, and form the heart to virtue.' H, Art. 49. The Servant's Frient; an exeinplary Tale. Designed

to enforce the religious Instruction given at Sunday and other Charity Schools, by pointing out the practical Application of them in a State of Servitude. By Mrs. Trimmer. izmo. gd. or 8s. per Dozen to give away. Longman, &c. 1785.

In former publications (to which we have given our probatum ef) this good lady has taken great pains to cultivate the minds of chitdren, and you h in general; and here the confines herself to servants in particular; who, if they follow her directions as exemplified in the conduct of Thomas Simpkins, Rachel Smithers, and Kity Sparks, cannot fail of being happy. To give our readers some notion of this vseful bock, we shall transcribe a part of her advertisement: “The connection between masters, miftreffes, and fervants, is of a very endearing nature ; and the happiness of each depends in a great meafure on the proper discharge of their respective duties; the frequent neglect of which counteracts the wise design of Providence in appointing different ranks in society, and fills the world with just complaints. Heads of families lament that they cannot confide in the fidelity and affection of their domestics : servants allege, that they can not look up to their masters and mistresses for examples of reli. gious virtues; and that inftead of being considered by them as humble friends, they are regarded as mere mercenary slaves. To which fide the greatest share of blame belongs, is hard to determine : but the servants friend will venture to assure them, that however fashion and infidelity may render many in elevated Aations unmindful of family duties, there are still numbers of masters and mistresses fincerely dispofed to act with justice and kindness; who know when they are well ferved, and rejoice to reward merit: nor are such difficult to be found by those who prefer a quiet regular life with moderate profits, to scenes of licentious riot and profusion; and who can be contented to remain in good places, when they have met with them.

• If any hints contained in the following pages shall contribute to direct the young and inexperienced in a proper choice of masters and mistresses, or tend to regulate their conduct in serving them confcientioully, the author will rejoice in the idea of having been essentially useful to fociety.' And we would gladly contribute to this important defign, by recommending this little book to persons of various descriptions; who, if they will read it with attention, may be bene3

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fited by it. Mrs. Trimmer has proved, in a very familiar, pleasing
way, that if heads of families would watch over the morals of their
servants, cultivate their minds, and treat them with kindness and
justice, rewarding the good, and giving just characters of the bad;
and if servants would consider them as their best friends, and be de
firous on all occasions to shew their affectionate regard, the former
would be well served, the latter every way rewarded.
RELIGIOUS.

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Art. 50. A Letter to the Clergy of the Diocese of Chefer, concern-

ing Sunday Schools. By Beilby, Lord Bishop of that Diocese.
8vo. is. Payne. 1786.

This respectable prelate recommends to his clergy, on folid and
Striking motives, a serious attention to those popular institutions
which have lately engaged a very considerable share of public notice.
He has now a farther argument with which to enforce the subject;
viz. the success that has attended the undertaking, during the two
years in which the experiment has, in some places, been made. Be-
side the confiderations offered in favour of this work of love, the good
Bishop mentions some precautions that should be attended to in con-
ducting it. Among other things, while he is folicitous to maintain
the religious observance of the Sabbath, he at the same time withes
to preserve its cheerful aspect, and therefore that the hours of con-
finement may be fo directed as not to render them burthensome aad
painful. We cannot doubt but his Lordship’s benevolent and feason-
able remarks will meet with regard not only in the diocese of Chester,
but in other parts of the kingdom.

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S E R M O N S.
1. On the Incarnation ; preached at Newington in Surry, Dec. 25,

1785. By the Rev. Samuel Horsley, LL. D. F. R.S. Arch.
deacon of St. Alban's. 4to. Robson.

Luke i. 28. Hail thou that art highly favour'd, &c.
That she,' says the learned Archdeacon, “who in these terms
was faluted by an angel, mould, in after-ages, become an obje& of
superstitious adoration, is a thing far less to be wondered, than
that men profefling to build their whole hopes of immortality on the
promises delivered in the sacred books, and closely interwoven with
the history of our Saviour's life, should question the truth of the
message that the angel brought.'

But that is the point to be proved, says Dr. Priestley-And can any
point be clearer, rejoins his antagonist? Here is a simple and un-
equivocal narration of a matter of fact. It is put beyond doubt
as much as any other miracle recorded in the evangelifts: and a man
hath as much' right to question the resurrection, as the miraculous
conception of Jesus. Both are equally out of the course of human
events, and exceptions to every general rule that appears to govern
the present system of nature.

After staring and vindicating the doctrine of the incarnation, the learned and ingenious preacher concludes with the following inference:

• From what hach been said, you will easily perceive, that the evi. dence of the fact of our Lord's miraculous conception is answerable to

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