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Notes of a Visit to some parts of Haiti. Fc.

58. 6d. The Christian Ornithologist. 32mo.

3s. Flora Metropolitana; or, Botanical Rambles

within Thirty Miles of London. By Daniel

Cooper. 12mo, 48. 6d. Brasseur's French Grammar for the use of King's

College. 12mo. 58, Reflections on the Revolution in France. By the Honourable Edmund Burke. 18mo. 48.

IN THE PRESS. The Rev. George Holden has in the press a Scrip

tural Vindication of Church Establishments. An Abridgment of Bishop Jeremy Taylor's Trea. tise on Repentance. By the Rev. W. H. Hale,

Chaplain to the Bishop of London. A new edition of Memorials of a Departed

Friend. A new edition of the Rev. George Townsend's

Historical and Chronological Arrangement of

the Old Testament. Sketches of Germany and the Germans; includ.

iog a Tour in parts of Poland, Hungary, and Switzerland. By an Englishman, resident in Germany. In 2 vols. 8vo. embellished with illustrations of localities and costumes, and

with a new Map of Germany. The Lyre of David; or, Analysis of the Psalms

in Hebrew, critical and practical, with a Hebrew and Chaldee Grammar. By Victorinus Bythner ; translated by the Rev. Thomas Dee, A.B. Ex-Sch. J. C. D. To which are added, by the translator, Tables of the Imperfect Verbs, and a Praxis of the first eight Psalms. New edition of Dr. Donnegan's Greek and Eng.

lish Lexicon, considerably enlarged and improved.

The History of the Town and County of Poole. A Treatise of the Differential Calculus. By

Ottley,author of the Differential Equations, &c. A new edition of the Rev. David Simpson's Plea

for Religion ; edited by his Son ; with a Life of the Author, by J. B. Williams, Esq., LL.D., F.S.A. Embellished with a Portrait,

and a Vignette of Christ Church, Macclesfield. A new edition, in one volume, 8vo, of Essays

on the Principles of Morality, and on the Private and Political Rights and Obligations of

Mankind. By Jonathan Dymond. Notes of a Ramble through France, Italy, Swit

zerland, Germany, Holland, and Belgium, with a Sketch of a visit to the Scenes of the “ Lady of the Lake," &c. &c. By a Lover of the Picturesque.

PREPARING YOR PUBLICATION. The Rev. J. B. Smith is prepariog for publication

a Compendium of the Rudiments of Theology, containing a Digest of Bishop Butler'sAnalogy. an Epitome of Graves on the Pentateuch, and an Analysis of Bishop Newton on the Prophe

cies. The Rev. Thomas Stone, M.A., Theological Lec.

turer at St. Bees, is preparing a volume of Ele. mentary Theology, to contain a Synopsis of the Evidences of Christianity, and a short ac. count of the History and Antiquities relating to the Old and New Testaments. The whole to be arranged with an especial view to the use of students preparing for the lecture-room or examination. One great object of the author will be, to enable the student to digest and arrange his theological reading in a convenient and logical system.

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papers to it.

The Editor feels great regret that, from the exceeding mass of matters nearly concerning clerical feelings and interests, and the necessity of noticing them, and publishing various documents concerning them, it has been necessary this month to omit both very valuable Original Articles and a large number of most interesting Letters, as well as other matter, of which a good deal is actually in type.

The following Letters have been received, and shall be used :-W.B.Winning, “ F.Y. H.," (a truly valuable letter,)" S.," “V. G. M.,” “J. B-n,” (an excellent letter,) “A Medical Student,” “ ., “ J. M.”

Mr. Huyshe's kind communication will be most acceptable.

The letter signed “E. B. P.,” in the last number, is not by the writer with the same initials who has more than once done this Magazine the honour of contributing most valuable

* M.P." will perhaps look at the article on the Tithe Bill.

Easter is come, and all Church Bills are either at a stand still, or not brought forward. Is Parliament to sit till December ? or shall we get through another year without change, but with the continued fever of our expectation of it ?

The dissenters either are, or affect to be, very angry with ministers for the last few days. They say that the Registration and Marriage Bills are put off-that there is no Church-rate Bill-and that the Metropolitan University is in great danger.

In order to shew the accurate information of the dissenters as to the church, there is a furious attack in the Patriot on the great revenue enjoyed by Dr. POYNTON (sic) as Bishop of Derry. This is no chance blunder either, for Dr. Ponsonby has been so called very often in the dissenting papers for some years. Is this ignorance, or is there some grand joke in it?

H." on St. Patrick is, as usual, most learned, ingenious, and laborious. But, alas ! alas ! what hopes are there, while Parliament is sitting, of finding room for so long a paper ?

The Whitwick Miracles should be brought forward in every way. Mr. Woolfry, the priest and performer, and Mr. Ambrose Phillips and his household, 'the witnesses, should receive the honour due to them.

Mr. Mendham, to whom the public owes so much already, has republished the very scarce and curious "Index Librorum Prohibitorum”. of Sextus V. By this it appears that Bellarmine was once prohibited. Only 125 copies of the work are printed.

“W.M.” may obtain the Tract he wishes from the British Magazine at Messrs. Rivingtons. The Editor would always be most happy to hear from him.

Very many thanks to “G. D.," whose communications would always be most acceptable.

“R. S.” will, perhaps, be surprised to hear that some of the names he mentions are the very last to suggest the notion of firmness to those who know how things are going on. At all events, many think so, and he will see that, if names are brought forward with one object, those who take the view just suggested will comment on them. This is to be deprecated. The rest of "R. S.'s" letter is exceedingly sensible. But he will find that things are drawing to a crisis.

“A Country Clergyman's” letter shall certainly be used without any omission. He will understand the hint.

The Editor particularly regrets having no space for Mr. Trant's obliging communication.

“ Clericus” is quite right in saying that something must be done to meet popery. The simple fact that Dr. Wiseman is here, and preaching here, is enough. The thing to be deprecated is, its being done by ultra-protestants who know nothing of history, antiquity, criticism, or divinity, and conceive that the whole question is settled by calling the pope anti-christ, and shewing that saint-worship is idolatry.

The Editor is very sorry that “T. C. D.” should be extremely angry, but he cannot unsay what he has said. The age at which young men can obtain titles is now fast advancing to twenty-seven or twenty-eight, and will, with the measures contemplated, be soon still farther advanced. Recriminations are not advisable, or the Editor could supply “ T. C. D." with a very long list at once, not of curacies, but good preferments, held by the persons to whom he refers.

The correspondence of the Record has began again to call this Magazine popish. Nothing can be more satisfactory, Popery and catholicism are, in that vocabulary, the same. But even in that correspondence, common honesty would be advantageous. And the bringing forward opinions proposed by various correspondents for discussion (very likely for contradiction) by other correspondents in succeeding numbers as the deliberate opinions of the Journal, would not elsewhere be reckoned exactly honest! But it is really of no consequence.

The number of names signed to the requisition to the Vice-Chancellor to renew the proceedings against Dr. Hampden amounts to nearly four hundred already.

There is a most excellent article on the Tithe Bill in the Cambridge Chronicle of March 18. If any readers think this and other Church Bills treated too carelessly in the present number, let them remember what has taken place for the last few years how many bills bave been brought in which have come to nothing; and, on the other hand, how utterly impossible it is now to gain any attention from any quarter, conservative or radical, for those discussions on the principle of measures, which were regularly introduced in this Journal when it commenced.

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BRITISH MAGAZINE.

MAY 1, 1836.

ORIGINAL PAPERS.

INCONSISTENCY OF MODERN JEWISH CATECHISMS.

The first paroxysm of Jewish reform was very violent. Whilst it lasted, the Jews, as is confessed by Jost, utterly renounced the Talmud and all its observances. They thought of nothing but liberty of conscience, and breathed nothing but good will to all mankind. Some of its effects are still visible. The reformed Jews are all outwardly, and, I doubt not, many of them in their hearts, very different from the orthodox professors of rabbinism. But what has all the reform, that has made such a mighty noise in Germany for the last thirty years, really effected for the religious and moral improvement of the Jewish nation ? Has it delivered them from the absurdities and anti-social doctrines of the Talmud?

Has it helped them to make a bold and decided protest against the traditional adulterations of the pure and holy law of Moses? Has it stirred them up to put forth a frank and honest confession of their faith, exhibiting the differences between them and the old Talmudists ? Not one of all these things. Jewish reform has just done as much for real improvement as the Council of Trent did for Reformation. It has talked a great deal—it has done nothing. I am led to this conclusion from the perusal of some modern Jewish catechisms. I have now before me two of very considerable authority. The one is the authorized catechism for Bavaria, as appears from the title-page-“Manual of the Mosaic Religion. Compiled by Dr. Alexander Behr, under the superintendence and guidance of the Supreme Rabbi, Abraham Bing, of Wurtzburg ; examined and recognised by the Rabbinate of Fürth, and several rabbis of consideration. With the most gracious privilege of his Royal Majesty. Munich, 1826."* In the preface, also, it is stated that it was published by

* “Lehrbuch der Mosaischen Religion. Bearbeitet von Dr. Alexander Behr, unter Aufsicht und Leitung des Oberrabiners Abraham Bing, zu Würtzburg, geprüft und anerkannt vom Rabbinate zu Fürth, und mehreren angesehenen Rabbinern. Mit Sr. Königlichen Majestät allergnädigsten Privilegium. München, 1826.

VOL. IX.-May, 1836.

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