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we must show them as channels, not as depreciate the Reformers and the princisources, of grace; having no innate ples of the Reformation. 2. They repupower in themselves, but deriving all diate and reject the name of Protestants. from Him; all, therefore, profitless to 3. They palliate the enormities, and us, without a living union with Him, an eulogize the character, of the Papal entire dependence upon Him,” &c. Church. 4. They personify the sacra
The Path of God. By the Rev. E. ments into a kind of mystical Christ; E. Adams, M. A. 12mo. pp. 51. Ha- imprison the Holy Ghost in certain milton and Co.-The substance of a dis absolute rites, ceremonies, and forms; course delivered in Poplar, near London, put an ill-defined and ambiguous tradi. relating to certain disasters which had tion in parallel influence and sometimes occurred at sea. To all who recognise paramount authority over the simplici. the doctrine of divine Providence, and ties of the divine word; and a parricidal who believe that the Most High “is spirit of treason and disloyalty to the righteous in all his ways, and holy in all Church discovers itself wherever they his works,” this pamphlet will abound allude to the protesting elements of the with comfort and instruction.
Reformation in England, with regard to Ince's Outlines of English History: purgatory, the Virgin Mary, transubwith a genealogical Chart, and other stantiation, and praying for the dead. Engravings. 24mo. pp. 108. Gilbert. 5. There are yet three remaining cha-A very cheap and well-executed racteristics, which distinguish the Romanual, admirably adapted to the public, manistic party :—First, the promised or more private domestic school-room. guidance of the Holy Spirit is treated
Thoughts on Divine Sovereignty and either with studied neglect, or, when Human Responsibility, suggested by an introduced into discussion, is so conExamination of Rom. ix. 13. 12mo. founded with fanaticism, folly, and prepp. 22. Fisher and Son. A clever, sumption, as to leave an ignorant reader sensible tract, truly scriptural, and likely almost to doubt whether there be any to be extensively useful to those who Holy Ghost at all. In the second place, may be in doubt with regard to that im they exalt one divine ordinance in order portant section of holy writ, the ninth to depress another : we allude especially chapter of the Epistle to the Romans. to their pompous anathemas and lofty On this subject John Goodwin should denunciations against preaching, in order be carefully read and digested by every to magnify prayer.
Thirdly, and in biblical student.
conclusion, the rationalistic spirit in The Gospel before the dge : or, which our Anglican Romanists have Christ with Nicodemus. Being an Ex often treated the Bible, has been position for the Times. By the Rev. scarcely surpassed by the Socinian here. Robert Montgomery, M. A., Oxon. 8vo. tics themselves.” On the whole, we pp. xxxii, 394. Baisler.- This is con have been pleased with this volume; fessedly one of the best, because one and could our author prune the redunof the most useful, works of which dancy of his style, and manifest greater Mr. Montgomery is the author. The simplicity in his compositions, he would title is somewhat inappropriate, not be more generally read, and more extengiving a clear and distinct idea of the sively useful. nature of the work, the grand object of Jewish Christian's Appeal in behalf which, is to show the supremacy of the of his Brethren according to the Flesh. claims of vital Christianity, that it comes By A. D. Salmon. 12mo. pp. 16. from God, and leads to him. The basis Sherwood and Co.-Au energetic adof the discourse is our Lord's conversa dress, grounded on the word of God, and tion with Nicodemus ; and the import- the present unhappy condition of the ant principles which it contains are Jewish nation. We hope it will be brought to bear upon the Church ; on widely circulated. the actions of Government, whether Con The History of the London Missionservative or otherwise ; on the general ary Society, comprising an Account of proceedings of men of the world ; on the the Origin of the Society, biographical various relations of civil society; and Notices of some of its Founders and also on the duties and obligations of the Missionaries ; with a Record of its Prodomestic constitution. With reference gress at home, and its Operations to the Romanistic party in the Church abroad. Compiled from original Docu. of England, our author speaks in the ments in the Possession of the Society. language of a true Protestant, and also By William Ellis, late Foreign Secrewith power; the principal features of tary of the Society, go, gc. Vol. I. which he describes as follows :—“1. They 8vo. Pp. xvi, 579. Snow. It is with
pleasure that we direct the attention of valuable work, we can only refer to a our readers to the first volume of this former Number of our Magazine, in important work, which is intended to which we spoke favourably and at large contain an authentic history of the Lon. respecting them. The history of the don Missionary Society, and forming a London Missionary Society would not most valuable companion to those works have been complete without this volume; which have lately appeared on the same and we heartily congratulate Dr. Joabsorbing topic, the History of Christian rison on the appearance of a second ediMissions : we allude to Dr. Campbell's tion. work entitled, “Maritime Discovery, The Influence of Education upon the and Christian Missions ;” and to that of human Mind, in the Government of the Dr. Morison, designated, “ Fathers and Passions and the Tempers. By James Founders of the London Missionary So Waymouth. 18mo. pp. rii, 69. Hanil. ciety." Besides the notice of the events ton and Co.-A tissue of nonsense and which led to the formation of the Socie absurdity. Who Mr. Waymouth is, we ety, and of the proceedings connected know not ; but, from the character, style, with its establishment and early move and contents of this pamphlet, we think ments at home, “the first volume re. a few weeks' instruction in some one of cords the progress and results of its the Wesleyan day-schools would do labours in the South-Sea Islands, and much toward enlightening his mind, among the Ultra-Ganges nations, from which appears to be fearfully dark on their commencement to the present time, topics of vital importance, essentially thus completing the first era in the his connected with that education which tory of these important Missions. The alone can govern “the passions and the recent events which, in the arrangements tempers." If Mr. Waymouth were a of divine Providence, have changed the believer in the doctrines of the Gospel, as political relations of both those countries defined in the page of holy srit, he with European nations, will impart a would not have committed to writing chis character to future Missionary operations sentiment : “ Education, though it does amongst them, as altered from the past not exalt human nature to a state of as they are in aspect different from each grace and favour with God, it is a sort of other. The second volume will contain preparatory qualification for it;”_if pos, an account of the proceedings of the then he is utterly unfit to write upon the Society in Africa, India, and other parts subject expressed on the title-page of his of the world, with a view of the indirect book. The foundation on which he is effects of its labours, and the collateral attempting to build his pretty but danadvantages it has conferred on the cause gerous hypothesis, will assuredly sink of civilisation and civil liberty abroad, as underneath him, because it is in direct well as on the public opinion, literature, opposition to the testimony of God's word. science, and commerce of our country. We confess our inability to understand We have read this volume with deep our author when he says, “ The first interest. Mr. Ellis has thus far disa receivers of the effects of extreme sencharged the duty imposed upon him in a sibility are the nerves; for the sentient, manner which is as honourable to his or group of nerves, closely surrounds the literary character as it is beneficial to the mind, and must therefore suffer from interests of that important Society whose immoderate action; and fixed thought, history he is attempting to record. We especially of a distressing nature, shipshall, with pleasing anticipations, await wrecks the whole family of nerves, (!!) the appearance
of the concluding and makes awful ravages upon the convolume.
stitution.” If this pamphlet be a speThe Christian Almanao for the Year cimen of the abilities and opinions of 1845. Tract Sociely.
Mr. Waymouth, we sincerely hope that The Pocket-Book Almanac for 1845. the “series of corresponding essays Tract Society.
he intends to “inflict,” to use Dr. Dur. The Tract-Society Penny Almanac bin's phrase, upon his readers, will be for 1845. Tract Society.
detained in the writer's desk, until be The Fathers and Founders of the read more extensively, and think more London Missionary Society. A Jubilee correctly on subjects which seriously affect Memorial. Including a Sketch of the the eternal welfare of mankind. Origin and Progress of the Institution. The Salvation of Israel. A Sermon By John Morison, D. D. A new Edi on behalf of the British Society for the tion, with twenty-one Portraits. 8vo. Propagation of the Gospel among the pp. arxvi, 580. Fisher and Co.-With Jews, delivered in Weigh-House Chapel, regard to the intrinsic merits of this London. By the Rev. George Smith.
18mo. pp. 49. Aylott and Jones.- pretation here adopted bas its truth Argumentative and evangelical.
clearly established. Secondly, to deveSketches of Discourses adapted for lope the history with sufficient fulness of Sunday-Schools and Village-Preaching. detail to produce the effect of leavening Illustrated with interesting Anecdotes. the mind with the deep and solemn sense By the Author of Sketches and Skeletons of God's prescient wisdom, and the inof Sermons. A new Edition enlarged. tense reality of his overruling Provi. 18mo. pp. viii, 277. Houlston and Co. dence. And, lastly, to unfold some of -The scriptural sentiment, and simple those practical and spiritual lessons style, of these short outlines, written which lie scattered in such a rich profuchiefly for the rising generation, are their sion over this wide and interesting field principal recommendation.
of divine truth. While we differ from The four prophetic Empires, and the Mr. Birks in many of his opinions reKingdom of the Messiah : being an Ex- garding prophetic interpretation, we have position of the first two Visions of Da read this volume with considerable pleaniel. By the Rev. T. R. Birks, M. A., sure : it is the product of much thought, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. deep research, and extensive acquaint12mo. pp. viii, 446. Seeley and Co. ance with the sacred records. It is free Our author evidently belongs to that from all that dogmatism in which writers class of interpreters of prophetic record of this description too often indulge, and with which Mr. Bickerstcth is connected, cannot be perused without instruction whose principles of interpretation he ge- and profit. nerally adopts. The subject is too ex Lays of the Heart on various Sub. tensive to be considered in the brief jects. By W. J. Brock. 18mo. pp. x, 132. notice of the work which we can only Biggs. With the simplicity and piety give. The motives which led to its of these effusions we have been pleased : publication by Mr. Birks were in sub as poetical compositions they are restance as follows :—The prophetic com spectable, and will not fail to furnish the mentaries of elder writers were found to reader with subjects of meditation, at be ill-suited to the wants of the present once instructive to the mind, and profitday; they were written before many of able to the heart. the more modern objections had been The Almost Christian discovered. By started, or, at least, when they had been the Right Rev. Ebenezer Hopkins, presented in a different form. Some of Bishop of Londonderry. the expositions were too concise, others 172. Tract Society. A reprint of a were mixed with doubtful or erroneous valuable piece of practical divinity. theories, and some were encumbered Illustrations of the Law of Kindness. with a profusion of learning which By the Rev. G. W. Montgomery. With tended rather to distract the attention, a prefatory Address to the English than to inform the judgment, or quicken Reader. 18mo. pp. xii, 183. Wiley the heart, while comparatively but a few and Putnam.-An unpretending but of them professed to develope those entertaining volume, intended to illus. moral and spiritual lessons which are the trate and enforce the precept, “Overmost valuable fruit of the whole subject, come evil with good.” It is written in a and the most profitable for the church of style perfectly free from sectarianism, God. It appeared desirable that works while a kind and tolerant spirit pervades should be provided suitable for the wants its pages. We can cordially recommend of our own age, and distinguished, as its perusal. far as possible, by these three characters : The Domestic Bible. By the Rev. strict accuracy and clearness in the logical Ingram Cobbin, M. A. 4to. Part I. basis on which they rest ; a more full pp. 16. Arnold.-Promises fair to be and impressive developement of history both popular and useful. by the light of the inspired predictions ; The Pilgrim's Progress, by John and a more free and discursive range of Bunyan : with a Memoir of the Au. spiritual and practical application. In thor's Life, by the Rev. Thomas Scott, the prosecution of his scheme, our author Rector of Aston-Sandford, Bucks; and endeavours to keep practically in view illustrative Notes by the Editor. Folio, the following three objects : First, in the pp. xvi, 192. Arnold. The history of skeleton of the interpretation to give the such a magnificent edition of the Pilresults of a mature and careful judgment, grim's Progress as this now on our table, after a review of the best previous au may be given in a very few words. The thors, with a tacit reference to the most Committee of the Art-Union offered a plausible objections, and a concise out premium in October, 1842, for a conseline of the evidence by which the inter cutive series of designs in outline, illus
trative of some epoch in British history, author has given to many of his “monoor of the work of some English author. syllabic roots "are so complex, that it will Three of the artists who were competi be difficult for children of a tender age, tors, chose Bunyan's immortal Pilgrim who, by the way, are the most likely to for illustration ; and the prize was have this book put into their hands, to awarded to Mr. H. C. Selous, for a understand the meaning of the Teacher ; series of twenty-two designs relating for example : “ Child, a young male or entirely to Christian, being deemed of a female of the human race. “ Trance, very high order of merit, and most wor a state of unconsciousness, in which the thy of reward. This volume is so pre- mind is rapt into visions of distant pared as to receive, not only Mr. Selous's things.” “ Bridge, a passage over waremarkable etchings, but any other gra ter; part of the nose; the support of the phic illustrations of the allegory which strings in a musical instrument.” Mr. the taste and opportunities of its posses Heard brings to our remembrance the sor may secure ; so that the projectors of cow which, having yielded a good supthis edition of the Pilgrini's Progress ply of milk, by an unfortunate more. hope that in many hands it may become ment, overthrows the pail, and wastes the best illustrated edition of the immor the contents. tal work of the once-despised tinker of The Bible-Reader's Hand-Book: comBedford. To those who admire this bining many of the Advantages of a Dicproduction of John Bunyan, and are tionary, Index, Concordance, Natural engaged in collecting engravings for the History, Geography, and Commentary; purpose of illustrating it, this splendid explaining the Terms and Phrases, and edition of Mr. Arnold's will be indis. elucidating some of the most difficult Paspensable.
sages, of the Holy Bible: chiefly arranged The Anglican Cathedral Church of in alphabelical Order. By the Rev. InSt. James, Mount Zion, Jerusalem. gram Cobbin, 18mo. pp. 380. Arnold. By J. W. Johns, Architect. Folio. -A necessary companion to the Teacher Duncan and Malcolm. This beautiful and pupils in Bible-classes, as well specimen of art is intended to give an as a valuable addition to the closet and entire and general view of the progress
domestic library. and result of the building operations in A friendly Remonstrance addressed to connexion with the English Protestant the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Church at Jerusalem. The letter-press Parish of Killashee, County of Longconnected with the engravings exhibits ford, upon the occasion of the Desecra. what has been done towards the build tion of Sunday, May 28th, 1843, at a ing of the church until the suspension of large public Meeting, convened for polithe works in the beginning of last year. tical Purposes solely, in the Town of To those who are interested in the Longford. By the Rev. William Digby. movements of this embassy, the volume 12mo.
P. D. Hardy.-An before us will create a deep and thrilling exceedingly temperate, truthful, heartinterest. As a professional character, searching, and affectionate address. Mr. Johns ranks high; and the engrav A Commentary on the seventh Chap. ings are well executed.
ter of DanielBy Elizabeth. Imperial Monitors' Questions on the connected Svo. pp. 38. Sherwood.–Of the piety Scripture Lessons, for junior Classes. of our fair commentator we cannot enter. By W. W. King. 48mo. pp. 35. tain a doubt ; but we harbour many with Houlston and Co. A fair specimen of regard to her ability to unravel the awful what may be termed the drilling system mysteries of prophecy. Many portions so highly lauded in many of our schools. of the comment before us are a compound All very good in its season, provided of insufferable ignorance and folly. our Teachers do not attempt operating on Antichrist unmasked: or, Popery and the children around them, as though Christianity contrasted in their leading they were mere automata, and not be Principles, their Spirit, and Practice. By ings endued with mind, incapable of J. G. Pike. 18mo. pp. xii, 468.
R. thinking, &c.
Baynes.—Mr. Pike has done good serA Grammatical and Etymological vice to the cause of Protestantism in the Spelling-Book : containing the Monosylla. publication of this invaluable volume, bic Roots of the English Language. By because of its extreme cheapness, and J. Heard. 12mo. pp. vii, 87. Houlston the great amount of intelligence respectand Co.--Of the plan of Mr. Heard we ing the “Man of sin" which may be approve, and do not doubt but that its gathered from its pages. We hope that utility will be generally acknowledged. it will speedily find its way into Sunday. We regret that the definitions which our schools and village libraries, and also
into every family where the blighting men as its author are occasionally found influence of Popery is in danger of being near our nobility. The hymns are par. felt.
ticularly adapted for use at the familyThe Jew in this and other Lands. altar, and for those who comply with the Square, pp. 152. Tract Society.--An advice of the Apostle: “ Speaking to useful though condensed history of the yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiJewish people, correct in its details, and
ritual songs.' pleasing in its style.
The Apprentice :
or, affectionate The Illustrated Bible-History. Edited Hints to a young Friend entering upon by Charles Edwards, Esq. Each Part the Business of Life. 18mo. pp. 176. containing three highly-finished steel Tract Society. Engravings, fc. 4lo. Part I. Brain The careful Nursemaid, with Hints and Payne.-- The object of this work is on the Management of Children. 18mo. to illustrate sacred history in a series of pp. 136. Tract Society. historical engravings, from pictures by The working Man's Wife. By the ancient and modern artists. If the first Author of the Family Book. 18mo. pp. Part, now on our table, be considered a 176. Tract Society. specimen of the whole work, we shall All exceedingly valuable. Managers not hesitate to speak highly in commen of our day-schools would do well to predation of it. We shall see.
sent the first two to boys and girls leavHymns and spiritual Songs. By J. ing school to enter the world as apprenD. Hull, Chaplain to the Duchess of tices or servants; while masters and Gordon, ge. 24mo. pp. 102. Nisbet. mistresses could not do better than -A beautiful little book, which might place the latter in the hands of a faithjustly be entitled, “ a handful of flow- ful domestic about to leave their employ ers gathered on Mount Zion.” Every to be married. Incalculable benefit to one of the forty-eight hymns it contains society might accrue from such acts of is rich in evangelical sentiment and fidelity and esteem. Christian feeling. We rejoice that such
THE ROBBERIES OF ROMANISM. that he seemed to be unable to walk ; -It has been calculated that the Ro but probably it was all padding. Obe. mish Clergy in Ireland receive
sity here may be like what it is at Bor. For annual confessions £300,000 nou, a mark of high caste : at any rate, For christenings, per annum.. 33,333 the “ Westminster shadow” might have Unctions and burials
60,000 given him any distance very safely. His Marriages
300,000 Majesty was looking extremely grave Purgatory, prayers for
100,000 when we entered, as we had kept him Collections at chapels
541,623 waiting for us. On his head was a sort Curates' Collections
22,500 of skull-cap, covered with cowries, and Maynooth College Government
bordered with a wreath of feathers of a grant
9,000 marone colour ; in his ears he wore two
circular pieces of ivory about three inches
£1,366,456 in diameter; his body-covering consisted AN AFRICAN MONARCH IN STATE. of a robe of blue and white Manchester _After crawling through a few huts and cotton, and suspended round his neck courts, we emerged in a sort of pound, was a large brass head, something of the about ten yards square, and there found appearance of Memnon's. His legs His Majesty and court in state. Fas. were covered with bells and bangles, and tened against the mud wall of his palace just below the knees with two brass were several pieces of country cloths, wheels, looking as if they had formerly against which some sort of a seat, about belonged to a couple of aristocratic bara yard high, covered with a leopard's rows ; his feet were encased in red moskin, had been erected, on which was rocco slippers, sandalled up seated the Monarch, the blackest man I wheels : such legs and feet! Daniel had ever seen. He was, or appeared to Lambert's in the gout would have been be, extremely corpulent; so much so, symmetry to them. They were sup