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THE FOLLOWING WORKS,
By The Rev. T. Watson.
INTIMATIONS AND EVIDENCES OF A
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This excellent little work has been long before the public, and long known to, and admired by us. Another work by the same author, entitled POPULAR EVIDENCES OF NATURAL RELIGION AND CHRISTIANITY' has also appeared, and been defervedly admired; we have read it with much approbation and pleasure. Mr. Watson's style is fo good, his arguments fo clear, and the fubjects which he handles of fuch univerfal importance, that his works will inevitably make their way, even without the aid of public criticism.
British Critic, Nov. 1810.
POPULAR EVIDENCES OF NATURAL RELI
GION AND CHRISTIANITY.
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"To individuals affected with doubts and difficulties, and to all young perfons who are fceptically difpofed, we warmly recommend the performance before us; whicb difplays much ingenuity and found reafoning, and is at once familiarly, agreeably, and forcibly written ---And if the Popular Evidences fhould not fucceed in convincing declared Atheifts and Deifts, they cannot fail to be of confiderable ufe in helping the profeffed but doubting chriftian, to look to the God of Nature and of Grace with invigorated confidence and pleature In fhort, Mr. W. has in this treatife fo collected and difplayed the various evidences in favour of religion, that it is impoffible to weigh them without feeling the dignity of man and the importance as well as the truth of christianity."
Monthly Review, Dec. 1807.
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A PLAIN STATEMENT OF SOME OF
As a Preservative against Infidelity, Enthusiasm, and Immorality.
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"The arguments which are to be found in this work, against the doctrines and practice of modern enthusiasts are excellent, and we think too conclufive not to command the affent of every rational and fober mind The chapter on internal feelings we consider as a most important tract in itself, and could well wish to fee it generally circulated, either detached or with this admirable book. Mr. Watfon's present work deferves to rank with his Intimations and Evidences of a Future State,' and we can fcarcely find any thing higher to fay in its favour."
British Critic, July, 1811.
"Mr. Watson's object is to prove, which he effects in the completeft manner, that christianity is a rational system; he explains the great principles of Natural Religion, to the conviction of every intelligent mind; he expofes with effect the misapprehenfions of some modern enthusiasts; and he endeavours to defeat that confpiracy against the moral duties of the gospel, which, as he observes, has in all ages existed, because men have wifhed to make religion confist of something different from a good life. These profeffing chriftians will not relish Mr. Watson's 'Plain Statement,' because it is full of argument-of convincing argument--that their views of the gospel are TOTO CEO erroneous. We ftrongly recommend this little volume as an excellent addition to the author's Popular Evidences,' and we confider it to be our duty to report it as one of those useful publications which ought to be extenfively circulated.
Monthly Review, Aug. 1811.
AN USEFUL COMPENDIUM OF MANY IMPORTANT AND CURIOUS BRANCHES OF SCIENCE AND GENERAL KNOWLEDGE; digested, principally, in plain and instructive Tables, to which are added, some rational Recreations in Numbers, with easy and expeditious,
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Methods of constructing Magic Squares, and Specimens of some in the higher class.
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"We believe this title-page to be an honest one. Compendious and useful.
The book is both
Eclectic Review, Oct. 1812.
The Critical Review gives a fimilar character.
See also the Monthly Review for Nov. 1813.
"We are forry not to have noticed this volume fooner, which really is what its title-page profeffes to be, an ufeful compendium of various branches of knowledge.---At the end are fubjoined fome very entertaining problems, and a description of fome magic fquares and the means of constructing them. The tables occafionally introduced will be found exceedingly useful and convenient to ftudents.---We have not often met fo much information and fo great rational arnufement, more agreeably or more perfpicuoufly communicated in fo fmall a pace. The work requires only to be better known to ensure its extenfive circulation.
British Critic, Dec. 1813.
The following are the contents of this Compendium:
CHAP. I. contains astronomy, a table of the conftellations, of the planets, their revolutions and diameters, of their fatellites, followed with reflections, a table of eclipses to 1900, the principles of the equation of time with a table; the golden numbers, dominical letters, epacts, their uses, rules for finding them and tables. The principle of the alteration of the style, and the history of it, followed witha table for reducing the old style to the new and VICE VERSA. Directions with a table to find the new moon for any month of any year, tables exprefsing the length of the days at all seasons from the lat. of 49 to 60 inclufive, which, at the fame time, fhew on what days the fun has the fame declination, and the days confequently have the fame length.
CHAP. II. contains chronology, its principles, a table of remarkable events, the Roman calendar with a table and an eafy rule to reduce the Roman and modern reckoning without any table, the Jewish calendar and their computation of time, the mahometan year and its correspondence with the chriftian, the chinese calendar and table.
CHAP. III. contains geography, its principles, different measurements of a degree of the meridian, a table of English miles in the different degrees of longitude, different measures compared with the English, ancient and modern itinerary measures, population of the earth, tables of the different divifions of Europe, Afia, Africa and America, the large iflands and their dimenfions, proportional length of rivers, remarkably high mountains, and Bouguer's curious method of measuring very high mountains. CHAP. IV. comprehends facred hiftory, its different periods, a genealogical table of the defcendants of Noah, tables of the judges and kings of Ifrael, of the prophets, high priests and governors.
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CHAP. V. is for ancient profane history and has tables of the different monarchies, evidences that the earth is of no very great antiquity, remarkable facts in hiftory, lawgivers, poets, philofophers, &c. Roman hiftory digefted in tables compared with other nations down to the fall of the Roman empire.
CHAP. VI. gives modern hiftory, the origin of empires, the difcovery of America, the doubling the Cape of Good Hope, tables of cotemporary kings and nations arranged in parallel columns and divided into centuries, remarks on the royal family of France and their defcendants, history of England and a large genealogical table of the kings and queens, from Egbert, the first king of all England.
CHAP. VII. mifcellaneous, contains the following particulars, menfuration, of the circle and ellipfe, of fuperficies, of folids, land measure, coals, of a fhip, comparison of troy and avoirdupoife weights, foreign weights and measures reduced to English, long measure, corn meafure, liquid measure, English and Scot's compared, new fyftem of weights, measures and money in France, foreign monies reduced to English, thermometers most in ufe. rules and a table for comparing them, table of specific gravities and ufe, a table of the different velocities and forces of the wind, to cftimate distances by found and from the altitude of objects, and a table for finding diftances of objects when at sea.
CHAP. VIII. contains rational amusements: in the first place, four entertaining exercises and recreations in numbers; 5th, a fingular property of a series of numbers in geometrical progreffion, beginning with unity and whofe common ratio is 3, applied to fome ufeful purposes, a fyftem of weights and curious tables of interest constructed on this principle, magic fquares, an eafy rule for filling the fquare of any odd number, introduced from the Indians of Surate; secondly, an easy and pleasant method of constructing fquares divisible by 4, and lastly, magic fquares of fquares, and the principle explained of Dr. Franklin's conftruction of his magic circle of circles.
This work, besides the varied information it contains, will furnish many instructive and entertaining exercises for young people.
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THE FIRST SIX BOOKS OF EUCLID,
QUADRATURE OF THE CIRCLE AND THE
GEOMETRY OF SOLIDS;
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ELEMENTS OF PLANE AND SPHERICAL
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