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Books, Brief Survey of, 96, 186, 296,
Course of Elementary Reading, &c.....
Elements of the History of Philosophy and
Fragments in Verse, by Anne Butler,
Glasgow Mechanic's Magazine, Vol. v.,
of Mrs. Mary Taft,.
of Jahn Urqubart, by W. Orme,
of Mr. Thomas Spence, of York,
Modern Domestic Medicine,.
Moloch, or the Approach of the Deluge,
Popish Errors exposed,...
Practical Sermons on the Ten Command-
Refutation of Calvinistic Principles, &c. 667
Scenes of Life, or the Influence of Reli-
Union Collection of Hymns, &c.
Widow's Tale, &c. by Bernard Barton,
Necessity and certainty, possibility and
Negro industry, facts relative to, .....
Novel reading, letter of a lady to her son on, 284
Preseience, on the Divine,.
Old times in Eugland,..
Opinion, on the influence and mutability of, 528
cruelty, apathy, and brutality,.. 1086
Physics and causation, modern system of, 651
Popes and bishops of Rome, a cata-
Popish institutions,, the dates of various, 1003
Elegy on the Death of J. Butterworth, Esq. 466
Epitaph on John Nichols, Esq.
Star, to the,
"Every Heart Knoweth its own Bitter-
Existence of God,
Friend of my Early Hours,
222 | Fragment,
"Go forward in thy Master's name,'
Grave and Resurrection,
Story of Lysippe and her father,...... 1035
Happiness, true, 752-Heaven,
"I know thou wilt bring me to Death," 371
"It is I; be not afraid,".
Lyre of Orpheus,
to a Lady on her taking the Veil,.. 277
Right Rev. they. Helen DD
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OR, COMPENDIUM OF
RELIGIOUS, MORAL, & PHILOSOPHICAL KNOWLEDGE.
"THE DISCONTINUANCE OF BOOKS WOULD RESTORE BARBARISM."
THE RIGHT REVEREND REGINALD HEBER,
Mr. Heber accepted an offer to accompany Mr. Thornton in a tour through Germany, Russia, and the Crimea. Of the value of his journal some idea may be formed, from several passages which the late Dr. Clarke was permitted to extract for the illustration of his travels.
While abroad, Mr. Heber was unani
THE family of Heber is of ancient standing in Yorkshire, branches of which have, at different periods, been transplanted into Shropshire, Cheshire, and Essex. The Rev. Reginald Heber, master of arts of Brazen-mously chosen fellow of All Souls' College; nose College, Oxford, on becoming rector and upon his return, he gained another of Malpas, in Cheshire, married the daugh- academical prize for an essay in prose, on ter of Dr. Allanson, of the county of York, "The Sense of Honour." Soon after this, by whom he had two sons, Richard, who Mr. Heber relinquished his fellowship, on was for some time one of the representa- being presented to the family rectory of tives of the university of Oxford, and Hodnet, in Shropshire, and marrying the Reginald, the subject of the present memoir. daughter of Dr. Shipley, dean of St. Asaph. As a proof of the excellence of the elder In 1808 he took the degree of master of Mr. Heber's character, we may adduce the arts as a Grand Compounder, and the next following trait of his disinterestedness. year appeared his poem, entituled, “Europe, When he went to settle on his living, he or Lines on the present War," a piece was given to understand that Mrs. Smith, which, though not professedly a satire, exthe relict of the learned dean of Chester, hibits in some parts much of the Juvenaconsidered herself as his relative, and that, lian character on the vices and follies of therefore, as she was very rich, her ac- the age. About the same time came out a quaintance would be worth cultivating. The quarto edition of the "Palestine; with a good man took no notice of the hint, but Fragment on the Passage of the Red Sea;" being perfectly at his ease in worldly cir- written in the highest style of descriptive cumstances, left his distant cousin to dis- poetry. Four years afterwards, the author pose of her property elsewhere. printed a small volume of "Original Poems and Translations," which, for vigour of conception, beauty of imagery, and harmony of versification, may vie with some of the finest productions in our language.
In 1815, Mr. Heber preached the Bampton Lecture before the university of Oxford, on which occasion he took for his subject, "The Personality and Office of the Christian Comforter." The course was well attended, and the preacher gained great credit, by the manner in which he discharged this important duty. Yet, when the discourses, pursuant to the will of the founder of the lecture, appeared from the press, some of the positions advanced therein were called in question by the editor of the British Critic, in such a manner, that the author, though little disposed to controversy, felt himself under the necessity of replying to the anonymous reviewer, in "A Letter addressed to the Head of a College." The next publication of Mr. Heber was an admirable sermon, preached by him in the cathedral
His second son, who, with his name, inherited his liberal disposition, was born at Malpas, April 21, 1783. The rudiments of his education he received under the parental roof, from whence he was removed at an early age, to the grammar school of Whitchurch, in Shropshire, and next, to a private seminary near the metropolis, kept by Dr. Bristowe. At the age of sixteen, he was entered a student of Brazennose College, and the year following gained the chancellor's prize for his "Carmen Seculare," an elegant Latin poem on the commencement of the new century. In 1803 he distinguished himself by his exquisite English poem, entituled, "Palestine," which obtained the gold medal, and was recited with great applause in the theatre. On that occasion the venerable father of the young poet was present, and the effect upon his nerves was such, that he died shortly afterwards.
To relieve his mind under this loss, 97.-VOL. IX.