The Critical review (Volume 28; v. 1769); or, Annals of literature

9781154246612: The Critical review (Volume 28; v. 1769); or, Annals of literature
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1769 Excerpt: ... The charge subjoined to this discourse contains some seasonable and useful advice to Mess. Waters and Youat; but nothing that seems to require our particular notice. 38. Remarks upon a Sermon preached by the Rev. Mr. James Scot, at the Visitation held at Wakefield, tbt zyb Day of July, 17 6c;f Svo. Pr. 6d. Nicoll. The author of these Remark? has given Mr. Scot a gentle n primand for stepping out of the way of his profession, and entertaining his audience with a political declamation, instead of a sermon on some point in divinity, more immediately applicable to the occasion on which he preached. _. 30, The Beauties of Nature, displayed in a Sentimental Ramble through her luxuriant Fields; ivilh a retrospective View of her, tind that great Almighty Being ivhe gave her Birth. To which it added, a choice Colleilion of Thoughts; concluded tuith Poems tit various Occasions. By W, Jackson. 8za. Pr. $s. Longman. When this writer speaks of a Sentimental Ramble, we are naturally reminded of a late Sentimental Journey j and when he informs us in his preface, that if he had the learning and genius of Sterne, he would lead us a trip through the immense regions of nature, which should entrance our souls in extasy, we are actually led to expect a composition, in some respects resembling that celebrated production. " But, by the time we are advanced to the end of the first chapter, we find that the air and manner, the sentiments and the diction of these writers are totally different. The one is easy, natural, and sprightly; the other formal and pedantic, his observations unphilosophical, and his language bombast. The following extract, we are persuaded, will satisfy every discerning reader that this representation of the work before us is not unjust... Hark! the war...

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