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pie of accepting Bibles from the Protestants , and reading them . The Prince Bishop of Breslaw , having lately interfered to prevent the reading of these Bibles , was disobeyed . The Catholic clergy of Silesia , so far from sharing the views of their Bishop , have united in
demanding a reformation of the whole Ritual , more especially of the Missal , by substituting German for Latin , &c , so as to suit it to the wants of the present age ; and threats are held out , that if their demands are refused , they will all go over to the Protestants .
specific distinctions , with an account of their metamorphose ^ , times of appearance , localities , f ood , and economy . Miss Edge worth has in the press a volume of Dramatic Tales for Children , intended as an additional volume of Parents' Assistant .
Mr . Isaac Taylor , Jun ., is printing a concise History of the Transmission of Ancient Books to Modern Times ; or , an Account of the Means by which the Genuineness and Authenticity of Historical Works especially , and Ancient Literature in general , are ascertained . Memoirs , including correspondence aud other remains , of Mr . John Urquhart , late of the University of St . Andrew ' s , are preparing by the Rev . Wm . Orme .
Sir Isaac Newton ' s Two Letters to Le Clerc ; the former containing a Dissertation upon the Reading of the Greek Text , 1 John v . 7 ; the latter on 1 Tim . ch . iii , ver . 16 , are announced as about to be published from authentic MSS . in the Library of the Remonstrants in Holland *
Mr . William Carpenter will shortly publish a Natural History of the Bible ; or , a descriptive Account of the Zoology , Botany , and Mineralogy of the Holy Scriptures : compiled from the most authentic sources , British and Foreign , and adapted to the use of English readers , illustrated with numerous engravings . Mr . Sweet is preparing a work on the most ornamental and curious Plants
which are natives of New Holland and the South-Sea Islands . The Bishop of Strasbourg , late Bishop of Aire , lately published a Reply to Fa * ber ' s Difficulties of Romanism , which was au answer to a former work of the Bishop ' s , entitled Discussion Amicale . A translation of both these works is announced .
Mr . [ Samuel W . Burgess will shortly publish Sacred Hours ; consisting of select Pieces in prose and verse . The Author of the " Cigar '• has nearly ready for publication , The Every Night Book , or Life after Dark . A Life of Morris Birkbeck , written by his Daughter , is in the press , and will appear In a few days .
In the press , The Desolation of Eyain , the Emigrant , a Tale of the American Woods ; and other Poems . By William and Mary Howitt , Authors of the Forest Minstrel . The Rev . John East , A . M ., has in the press , The Sea-Side ; a series of shorl Essays aud Poems , suggested by a temporary residence at a Watering-Place .
Intelligence . —Literdry Notices . 391
LITERARY NOTICES .
Mr . Scaum , of Beverly , is writing a History of that place , to he published under the title of Bevarue . Dr . T . F . Dibdin is engaged on a translation of Thomas a Kempis ' s Imitation of Jesus Christ . Mr . J . Graves has announced , as in the press , the History and Antiquities of the Town and Honour of Woodstock , including Biographical Anecdotes , &c .
Mr . J . F . Stephens has issued proposals for publishing , in monthly parts , embellished with coloured figures of the rare a , nd interesting species , British Entomology , or a Synopsis of Indigenous Insects , containing their generic and
Oaths by the Menonites . Berlin ^ March 28 . —In order that the Menouites dwelling in the Prussian dominions maybe freed from making Oaths at variance with their religious principles , his Majesty the King has ordered as follows :
" If a Menonite is called on to swear an oath as a party , or to be heard as a witness , or is nominated to an office in which the taking an oath is necessary , he must by a certificate from the Elders , Teachers or Presidents of his
congregation , shew that he was born in the Menouite sect , or that at least a year before the commencement of the process or the nomination to office , he has belonged to that religious society , and that he has hitherto led an irreproachable life . —To this attestation the common formula of
the Menonites must at the same time be added . The affirmation by means of a shake of the hand , which is the form followed by them , has equal force with the actual swearing of an oath ; and whoever abuses this form in confirmation of an untruth , shall receive the punishment of perjury . "
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), May 2, 1827, page 391, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1796/page/79/