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conduct of those who fill the highest places of the temple : but to acquiesce in the false pretensions of enemies who would use our charity to destroy us, or to shrink from exposing the deformities and mischiefs of a dangerous faction, is not charity, but weakness. The learned prelate is set on high as a champion to defend the truth, as well as to illustrate and adorn it, and he who, in the hour of battle, shrinks from his post, is unworthy the trust and honours of a leader..

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Private Thoughts upon Religion, and that there are thoughts of comprising

a Christian Life; to which udded, among its future volumes, translations the Necessity and Advantage of fre- of some of the practical theology of quent Communion, In 2 Vols. By earlier times. This will form a novel WILLIAM BEVERIDGE, D, D., Lord feature of no inconsiderable importBishop of St. Asaph. With Introductory Essays, by the Reo. Henry STEBBING, M. A. London : Hat- The Book of Family Worship. By the chard. 1834. 12mo. Pp. lv. 270, Editor of the Sacred Harp,&c. &c. 341. [Sacred Classics, Nos. X. XI.) Dublin : Wakeman. 1831. 24mo. THE“ Private Thoughts" of Bishop

Pp. 240. Beveridge have been frequently reputs

The Sacred Harp. Second Series. Dublished apart from his other works; but lin: Wakeman. 32mo. Pp. xvi. 269. such is their intrinsic excellency and ra- SELECTIONS of all kinds must of tional piety, that they well deserve to be course derive their entire value froin again presented to the christian reader the judgment exercised by the comas part of the valuable series for which piler, in the performance of his task. we are indebted to the proprietor and With respect to the first of the two little editors of the Sacred Classics. Their volumes at the head of this notice, devout and zealous author has been

the prayers are derived from the best called “ the great reviver and restorer sources, and it will take its place of primitive piety; and though written among the many similar publications in his earlier years, the declaration of of the day. Of the poetics, several faith which they contain, and the re- might as well have been omitted; but, solutions founded thereon, evince an upon the whole, the second series of acquaintance with scripture truth, the Sacred Harp is a pretty appendix and practical holiness, by which to the first, and we trust that the poshe was characterised through life. sessors of the one will not fail to pur“They are founded,” says Mr. Steb- chase the other. bing, in his able Introductory Essay," on the soundest principles of christian truth; but to be practically

Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Ariuseful, they must be read with single

stotle to Linnæus, with Introductory ness of heart, and a spirit tractable

Remarks on the Study of Natural and quiet.” In this spirit we sincerely

History. By W. MACGILLIVRAY, recommend their perusal again and

A.M., F.R.S. E. &c. Ebinburgh : again ; as well as the tract on the

Oliver and Boyd, 1834. Sinall Sacrament, which is appended to the

8vo. Pp. 391. [Cabinet Library, present edition. To this also Mr. S. Vol. XVI.) has prefixed an Essay, which will be The series comprising the Edinread with profit, both before and after burgh Cabinet Library is highly dethe words of serious advice to which it serving of public patronage : and the is attached. The whole series, indeed, present volume adds considerably to goes on well; and we are pleased to hear its value. It does not, perhaps, supply

the reader with much information Clergy. London: Rivingtons. 1833. which might not be found in other Pp. 28. quarters; but, from the judicious ar- We are glad to see these addresses rangement of materials dispersed over

so faithfully made to the Clergy. They a wider surface, and the just estimate

prove two things; that the Clergy which is formed of the labours of the

know their responsibilities, and that distinguished individuals whose me.

they are not afraid to be reminded of moirs are recorded, more particularly them. All this argues well for the with reference to the designs of a future. Mr. Goode's sermon is also beneficent Creator, it has a merit far

good. above that of originality of detail. The introduction is admirably written, and points out, with striking effect, The Economy of Human Life. By the pleasure and advantages of natural Robert Dopsley. London: Van science. Let the work proceed after Voorst. 1834. 18mo. Pp. 167. the manner of its present promise, A REPRINT of a very useful work, forand the proprietors will amply redeem

merly published without the author's their pledge of making it “a complete name, under the “ mask of an oriental and connected Library of Historical, original.” The subjects treated are, Geograpbical, Statistical, Natural, and Duties that relate to Man as an indiviBiographical KNOWLEDGE.”

dual-The Passions-Woman-Con

sanguinity-Providence, or accidental The St. David's College Calendar for Religion. The whole is written in a

differences in men—Social Duties, the year 1834.

very sententious style, and not unlike Our readers, or most of them, are the language of the Scriptures. doubtless acquainted with the history and .oe object of St. David's College. The institution bas now been in active Elegy, written in a Country Church operation for eight years; and though Yard. By THOMAS GRAY. London : yet in its infancy, the particulars which Van Voorst. 1834. 8vo. are collected in the Calendar, are not The peculiarity of this beautiful only interesting in themselves, but

edition is, that it is divided into thirtyted to prove that benevolent and

two Stanzas, each of which is eleg intly pure views with which the College was illustrated with a splendid wood-cut by founded have been abundantly re- our first artists, and in appearance is alised. We are pleased to find that almost equal to copper-plate engravthe publication of the Calendar for the

ings. Our readers will not regret the year 1833, had the desired effect of

purchase. making these views inore generally known, and thereby lessening the pecuniary difficulties with which the foun

Jephthah's Daughter. A Dramatic Poem, dation has had to contend; and we

By M. J. CHAPMAN, Esq. Author of sincerely trust that those who have

Barbadoes and other Poems." Lonthe means will still continue to con

don: Fraser. 1834, Pp. xii. 118. tribute to so good a work, and render There are some things in this poem its operations yet more effective, and which we do, and some which we do more extensively useful.

not understand, and those things concern diction and metre. Our want of

intellect, we suppose, is in fault, and The Christian Watchman: a Sermon, not the author's skill. Nevertheless

preached in the parish Church of Leek, Mr. Chapman has done what will at the Visitation of the Rev. George save him from a charge of bare mediHolson, M. A. Archdeacon of Staf- ocrity, and there are portions of his ford. By the Rev. ALEXANDER book which have great merit. It is Goode, M. A. Vicar of Cuverswall, his intention, he says, to write a triin the County of Stafford. Printed logy on the houses of Saul and David, at the request of the Archdeacon and and to dramatise the“ history of Esther,

and perhaps the book of Job." "I Memoirs of the Life and Writings of have addressed myself in no irreverent the Rev. Claudius Buchanan, D.D. spirit to these themes." (Preface.) late Vice-Provost of the College of What can be more dramatic than Fort William, in Bengal. By Hugh these histories as they are? But we PEARSON, D.D.M.R.A.S. Dean of do not object to the undertaking. Salisbury. Fourth Edition, with some Poets may gain little credit and less retrenchments. London: Seeleys. recompense for their labours; but their

1894. lucubrations do good in a commercial

This is a reprint of a well-known work way.

for the Christian's Family Library.

All that can be required in a notice An Essay towards an easy and useful of such a publication in our pages, is

System of Logic. By Robert to express, what we have no hesitation Blakey, Author of the History of in stating, that the choice of the work Moral Science. London: Duncan. is creditable to the editor of the series,

Edinburgh, Black. 1834. Pp. 170. and that the publisher has done bis MR. BLAKEY has produced a very

best to place it in a cheap form before excellent work, which contains some

the public. The interest attached to

the character of Dr. nan will original, and to our minds, satisfactory conclusions respecting the pro

always obtain readers for the Me

moirs of his Life. vince, use, and usefulness of logic. He is one of those who would not have a logician to be a peasant; and who would estimate science according to

The Christian Expositor; or Practical its real value, as bearing upon the

Guide to the Study of the Old great object of mental advancement-

Testament : intended for the use of

General Readers. not for its brilliancy, but for its in

By the Rev. trinsic worth. He dissents from some

George HOLDEN, M. A. London : of the remarks in Whately’s Logic,

Rivingtons, 1894. 12mo. Pp. 810. and we think justly. He moreover In the twelfth volume of our Journal considers the question relating to (for the year 1830), pp. 479, et segu, mathematical learning in a candid and we reviewed, at very considerable matter-of-fact way. His chapter on length, Mr. Holden's “ Christian Exreligion is very commendable.

positor, or Practical Guide to the Study of the New Testament." The

ample statement of his plan into The Teacher, or Moral Influence em- which we then entered, retiders it ployed in the Instruction of the unnecessary that we should now detail

Young Intended chiefly to assist the same topics, in announcing the young Teachers in organizing and completion of his truly valuable bibliconducting their Schools. By JACOB cal labours, by the publication of ABBOTT, Principal of Mount Vernon bis volume on the Old Testament. School. Revised by the Rev. Charles The two volumes present, together, Mayo, LL.D. late Fellow of St. the most useful digest of critical annoJohn's College, Oxford. London : tation on the Holy Scriptures which

Seeleys. 1834. Pp. xii. 328. we have yet seen. But we should Like all the author's works, this

not do justice to the author, if we did book is clever and original. It gives not recapitulate the leading partius an insight into the usual method of

culars of the plan he has pursued, teaching in America, and offers many

for the inforınation of such of our hints that may be taken to advantage

new subscribers as may not have seen on this side of the Atlantic. Dr.

the volume of the CHRISTIAN REMayo has acted judiciously in bring

MEMBRANCER to which we have reing it before the British public, and,

ferred. we trust, good will come of it.

Mr. Holden's design is to state, as briefly as is consistent with perspicuity, the result of a critical inquiry

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into the meaning of the sacred original. meet (as that on the New Testament To each book is prefixed a concise has already met) with a reception introduction; and where a more ex- equal to its merits. tended discussion of its scope seemed to require it, he has prefixed copious prefaces. This is particularly the case

A New Dictionary of the English with the book of Job, bis introduction to which fills nine closely-printed

Language. By CHARLES RICHARD

London: Pickering. 4to. pages, and leaves the reader nothing

Part I. Pp. 80. further to desire respecting the object and design of that deeply interesting It would be impossible to speak of portion of the Old Testament. The the value of this work within the short introduction to the book of Psalons is

space of a literary notice; but thus equally excellent : the observations much we can assure our readers, that on the imprecatory Psalms (as they in its plan it is novel and more comare commonly termed) are singularly prehensive than any of its predecesvaluable. The volume concludes with sors ; that the quotations from the various useful chronological tables, earliest poets, chroniclers, divines, &c. and with a copious and carefully arranged in chronological order, in acceptuated “

explanatory index ” of illustration of different words, supthe proper names occurring in the ply an admirable view of the proBible.

gress of the English tongue; that We liave examined various difficult reference is made to chapter and verse passages, which have greatly exercised for every quotation given ; that it is the ingenuity of biblical critics; and cheap ; and that the publisher enno one instance appears to have been gages to deliver all parts beyond thirty omitted by Mr. Holden. We refer free of expense. No library should our readers particularly to the notes be without it. on the three first chapters of Genesis; on Gen. xvi. 7, 12; xlix. 1, et seq.; Exod. vi. 3; and Job xix. 25–28.

Veritas Christiana. The Chief Poin's Wherever our generally accurate au- of a Christian's Faith severally conthorized version seems to depart from

firmed and proved, by suitable Arguthe true meaning of the Hebrew, Mr. H. bas suhjoined what he con

ments, selected from the Works of

eminent Divines and other Writers, siders to be the most correct ren- and from the Holy Scriptures. dering, with the modest prefix of London: Peacock & Mansfield. « Rather." He has further added

1835. 32mo. Pp. 96. select references to parallel passages, which have the merit of being really

A very original, and most successful parallel ; so that the reader, who will production. In your waistcoat pocket, take the trouble to compare them, reader, you may now carry about with will find his labour abundantly repaid you a complete digest of all that the by the light which they reflect on most eminent writers have said in Scripture. Concise as many of the favour of Christianity – enemies as notes necessarily are, by the aid of a well as friends. The selection and small but beautifully clear type, the arrangement are not less adinirable author has successfully condensed the than the idea. Nothing can be more results of much learned and laborious clear, direct, or convincing. We parinquiry into a small compass. Though ticularly recommend it to the young; his work is intended “ for the use of but we can assure the christian reader general readers,” yet it comprises so of any age that, if well acquainted with much information in a very compressed the Veritas, he will never be unable form, that not merely general readers, to give any man a reason of the hope but also critical students, may gladly that is in him.

It is the most comavail themselves of Mr. Holden's cri- pendious answer to the infidel we ever tical labours. And we do sincerely saw, and not by any means the least hope that the present volume will complete.

VOL. XVII.

NO. II.

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Primitive Christianity; or, the Religion gospel breathing in the hearts and

of the Ancient Christians in the first lives of these good old Christians." Ages of the Gospel: to which are We shall not attempt an analysis of added, an Historical Account of a work whose subject is of general Paganism under the first Christian interest; which is so cheap that all Emperors; and the Lives of Justin may possess, and so clear that all may Murtyr and Cyprian. By WIL- understand it. Nor would extracts do LIAM CAVE, D.D. With an Intro justice, where simplicity is the chief ductory Essuy and Notes, by the characteristic of the style, and the Rev. WM. TROLLOPE, A.M. Vicur of argument is so connected, that deGreat Wigston, Leicestershire, and tached passages must suffer by sepalate one of the Classical Masters of ration from the context. The chapter Christ's Hospital.

on the Obedience and Subjection of Next to the praise of writing a good the Primitive Christians to the Civil book, is that of making it useful, by Government may peculiarly claim atobtaining for it extensive popularity. tention at the present time, when the To this praise the editors of the Sacred names of conscience and religion are Classics are well entitled. By making used to cloak hostility to the Church the public familiar with authors who and disloyalty to the State. To those are at once masters of language and who ignorantly imagine that they are giants in divinity, they are contri- doing God service while they neither buting to form a purer and higher “love the brotherhood," nor“ bonour standard of taste. He who can appre the King," we would offer for imitaciate the writings of Jeremy Taylor, tiou the example of the early Chrisof Bishop Hall, of Butler, or of Beve- tians, and for serious consideration the ridge, is little likely to waste his atten- principles they avowed. All history tion upon the flimsy productions of proves that the Church achieves her the day.

deliverances and triumphs only with The Sacred Classics already include spiritual weapons—with prayers and select works of some of our very best tears. It shows also, that whenever writers and divines; and the volumes a body of professing Christians have before us, which form the twelfth and employed unhallowed means to obtain thirteenth of the series, are not un- even a just end, they have seldom worthy of their predecessors. After escaped the signal manifestation of vindicating the early Christians from God's displeasure. the slanders of their enemies, they The Introductory Essay, though not offer a full account of their principles directed expressly to this argument, and practice, arranged under the tends powerfully to confirm it. It general heads of “ Piety towards displays, with great felicity of thought God, sobriety towards ourselves, and and language, the benefits which righteousness towards others." Here, Christianity has derived through the to use the language of the author, malice of her enemies, marking how “ the reader will find a piety active their strongest assaults have only and zealous, shining through the tended to establish her foundations blackest clouds of malice and cruelty; and confirm the evidence of her Divine afflicted innocence triumphant, not authority. Such arguments are always withstanding all the powerful or politic valuable. It never can be too strongly attempts of men or devils; a patience impressed upon Christians, that the unconquerable under the biggest per- Church is the care of God : that it secutions; a charity truly catholic and is their duty to disregard the suggesunlimited; a simplicity and upright tions of expediency, and in faith and carriage in all transactions; a sobriety patience to commit their cause to and temperance remarkable to the bim : that it is their privilege to know admiration of their enemies; and in that He in whose hand are the issues short, he will here see the divine and of all things and the hearts of all men, holy precepts of the christian religion will never disappoint the confidence drawn down into action, and the most of his people, or forsake thein that excellent genius aud spirit of the fear him.

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