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Erastus, on "the Jewish cities of refuge"-Omicron, on the question, "Are Christians forbidden in the scriptures to eat, at common meals, with an excommunicated person?"-Cyprian, "on the name Christian ;" and Thelesus, "on the prevalence and evil of loose and indistinct ideas;" also a sketch of the life of Professor Gellert, and a continuation of the review of Dr. Rees' Cyclopædia, shall, if practicable, all appear in our next.
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