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principally of the substance of two discourses by Mr. Cheever, delivered, the first on the day of public thanksgiving, and the other on the first Sabbath in the year. It embraces two parts, which are divided into ten chapters. It is rich in the variety of its thoughts and suggestions, rendered attractive by a style of expression at once striking and chaste. The current of thought is, from a general view of the grounds of national responsibility and retributive Providence, to a more particular consideration of the opportunities and responsibilities of this eountry for its own and the world's evangelization. The author's illustrations from foreign sources show that he has not been an idle observer of the condition and tendencies of the institutions of the old world, while his genius makes the events of history and Providence speak in glowing and impressive language to the new.

16.-Sketches of Conspicuous Living Characters of France.

Translated by Ř. M. Walsh. Philadelphia: Lea and

Blanchard. 1841. pp. 312. These sketches first appeared in Paris in weekly livraisons and were exceedingly popular. They were regarded authentic in respect to their statements of facts, and as impartial in their delineations as could reasonably be expected. The author's name is unknown; he styles himself homme de rien. Himself unseen, he has drawn a picture of the leading men of France, who are now upon the stage -- Thiers, Guizot, Lafitte, Soult, Lamartine, Châteaubriand, Berryer, Dupin, etc. Each is sketched with a bold and vigorous hand. It is impossible, of course, at this distance from the originals, to form a confident estimate of the fidelity of this gallery of portraits. The character of the translator, however, is a sufficient guaranty of their general accuracy. Assuming their correctness, they are a most valuable help to the just appreciation of the men, who are exerting such a mighty influence on the destinies of France. The translation is admirable.

Additional Notices.

We are obliged to condense our notices of the following books for want of room.

Patchwork. By Capt. Basil Hall, R. N., F. R. S.; in two volumes. Philad. Lea and Blanchard. 1841. pp. 301, 252.

This is a much better book than the title led us to anticipate. It contains an account of the author's rambles in Switzerland and Italy; but his


remarks frequently extend to other countries which he has visited. We have a great variety of information, presented in a very easy, sprightly style. The things described are not new, but we often see them from new and interesting positions.

The Philosophy of Rhetoric. By George Campbell, D. D., Principal of the Marischal College, Aberdeen. New Edition, with the author's last additions and corrections. New-York: Harper and Brothers. 1841. pp. 396.

This is a work of undisputed excellence. The treatises on Rhetoric, which have appeared more recently, have not superseded it. Those, who would write well or speak well, should read it and study it.

Notes, Explanatory and Practical, on the Gospels. By Albert Barnes. In two volumes. Revised and corrected, with an index, Chronological table, etc. New-York: Harper and Brothers. 1841.

Sixteen editions of these notes-2000 copies each-have been sold, a conclusive proof of their value. This edition is a decided improvement; it is both revised and enlarged. Numerous illustrations and wood cuts have been introduced; and a valuable map of Jerusalem, by Catherwood, has been added. The chronological table is the fruit of much labor. It would be superfluous to commend these volumes.

Religion in its Relation to the Present Life. In a series of Lectures delivered before the Young Men's Association of Utica. By A. B. John

Published at their request. New-York: Harper and Brothers. 1841. pp. 180.

Contents:-Every department of nature obeys determinate laws; The conduct which results injuriously; The conduct which results beneficialLy; The art of controlling others; The art of self-control. The book abounds with valuable thoughts and striking illustrations. It may be read with profil by all ages.

The Backslider. By Andrew Fuller, with an Introduction by Rev. John Angell James. New-York: John S. Taylor. 1841. pp. 122.

Fuller was among the first of modern Theologians. One of his best practical treatises was this on Backsliding. " It is faithful, searching, iender and discriminating: The author handles his patient with a kind gentleness, yet probes the disease to the bottom, and with vigilant assiduity kabors to restore him to sound health.”

Popular Exposition of the Gospels ; for the use of Families, Bible Classes and Sunday Schools. By John G. Morris and Charles A. Smith. Vol. I. Matthew, Mark. Baltimore: Publication Rooms. 1840. pp. 346.

The plan of this book was suggested by several German works, particnlarly those of Starke and Brandt; who, iogether with Doddridge, Henry, Scott, Clarke, Rosenmüller, and Olshausen, furnished the principal materials. The authors have endeavored to present a simple explanation of the most difficult passages, without any account of the process by which their opinions have been formed. Their sentiments are evangelical, reflections appropriate, and explanations generally judicious and correct.

Pastoral Addresses. By John Angell James : with an Introduction, by Rev. Wm. Adams. New-York: D. Appleton & Co. 1841. pp. 213.

These addresses were not intended for publication, but having been useful to his own people, they have been, in compliance with repeated re.

quests, given to the public, and have met with an extensive circulation. Their spirit is truly evangelical, the style simple, and manner affectionate. They cannot fail to be useful. Christians constantly need to have their minds directed to the contemplation of the truths here discussed.

Sacra Privata. The Private Meditations, Devotions and Prayers of the Rt. Rev. T. Wilson, D. D., Bishop of Sodor and Man, with a Preface by J. H. Newman, B. D. New-York: D. Appleton & Co. 1841. pp. 338.

This is a beautiful specimen of typography; indeed it is in the best style of the publishers. The contents are worthy of the dress in which they appear. Bishop Wilson was an eminent Christian. His Meditations and Prayers breathe an excellent spirit.

The Philosophy of History, by Frederick von Schlegel ; 2 vols. NewYork: D. Appleton & Co. 1841.

The Natural History of Society, in the barbarous and civilized state ; by W. Cooke Taylor, Esq. LL.D. 2 vols. New-York: D. Appleton & Co. 1841.

We have not had time to examine these works, we shall, therefore, notice them in our next number.



Great Britain. The Eclectic Review, Jan. 1841, contains a long article on " London University and the Colleges connected with it,” from which the following statements are taken. This university commenced its operations in 1638. Several colleges have been allowed by the government to send students to it to complete their course. These are University and King's College, London ; Bristol College; Oscot College (Roman Catholic); St. Cuiha bert's College (Roman Catholic), Ushaw; Manchester College (formerly York, Unitarian); Homerton College; Highbury College; Spring Hill College, Birmingham. The three last are connected with the Congregationalists. University College takes the lead; it is open to all classes, but chiefly sustained by Dissenters. The number of students is rapidly increasing.

No one can be admitted to the degree of B. A. in London University, " within two years of his matriculation examination;” nor without a certificate of two years study and good conduct at one of the affiliated instilutions. The fee for this degree is £10. The examination is conducted by printed papers; but the examiners may put questions on the written answers when they require explanation. The writer in the Eclectic thinks that those who have passed this examination would have no difficulty in obtaining a like degree at Oxford or Cambridge. He observes, however, very correctly, that the quantity demanded in the principal departments is by no means excessive. French and German, animal physiology, vege. table physiology and structural botany are among the prescribed studies.

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The University has nothing to do with theology; it has power to give degrees only in arts, law and medicine. Still it has introduced a voluntary examination in the Hebrew of the 0. T., the Greek of the N. T., the evidences of Christianity and Scripture history; awarding certificates of proficiency. None bui bachelors of arts are admitted to this examination.

Dr. John Pye Smith has entered on the 41st year of his connection with Homerton Seminary. He has recently published the second edition of his Scripture and Geology.

Among the inore recent publications are Ancient Christianity, No. 6., containing a Sketch of the Demonolatry of the Church in the fourth century; Analysis of the Bible, with reference to the Social Duty of Man, by R. Montgomery Martin; The Bible Monopoly inconsistent with Bible Circulation, a Letter to Lord Bexley, by Dr. Adam Thomson ; Pictorial History of Palestine, Part XVII. ; Lisco's Parables, translated by Rev. P. Fairbairn; Memoir of Dr. Payson, in Ward's Standard Library ; Trealise on the Lord's Supper, by Daniel Bagot, B. D. ; Historical Sketch of the Protestant Church of France, by Rev. J. G. Lorimer; Fisher's Historic Hlustrations of the Bible, Divisionzil)

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France. The Bible--A New Translation, by S. Cahen, is the title of a work in progress at Paris. Vol. X has already appeared, containing a translation of Jeremiah. The Revue Critique cominends it in the following terms: “Never, perhaps, bas the poetry of the sacred volume been rendered with so much force;"'"the translator seeks to bring the French as near as possible to the Hebrew." The volume contains the Preface of Abrabanel to Jeremiah, Dahler's Historical Introduction to the same, and some pew observations on the Jewish Calendar. new periodical-Revue Théologique-has been commenced, edited by two of the professors at Mon. tauban Theological Seminary. It will undoubtedly be well conducled and useful.

Switzerland. The School of Theology had its opening sitting at Geneva, Oct. 1, 1840. Seven new students were admitted; the whole No. was 36. Prof. Gaus. sen bas just published Theoppeustia, or the Plenary Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. It is regarded in France and Switzerland as an able vindication of the Orthodox belief.

United States. Wm Radde, German bookseller in New-York, will soon publish Thofuck's Hours of Christian Devotion, both in English and German.-Gould, Newman and Saxton will issue, in a few weeks, a work on the Antiquities of the Christian Church, abridged from Augusti, with compilations from. Rheinwald, Gieseler, etc. by Rev. Lyman Coleman. It will comprise a history of our own sacred seasons-fast and thanksgiving-by Rev. J. B. Felt; and a short account of the rites of the Armenian Church by Rev. Mr. Dwight, Miss. at Constantinople.-Dr. Grant, Missionary to Persia, will soon publish his “Nestorians” or the Lost Tribes-the prominent object of the book is to prove that the Nestorians are the descendants of the ten lost tribes of Israel. The work is looked for with interest.

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prayer 301.


eratnre defined 334. Protestant
Academical Study, the Principle of rule of faith defended 335. Efforts
Emulation as a Stimulus to, by against it 336. Creeds and con-
Dr. Lord 393.

fessions 339. The Bible the basis
Additional Notices 507. Agony, the, of theology-principles of inter-

in Gethsemane, by Rev. L. Meyer, pretation 340. Requisites to cor-
D. D.; 294. Its circumstances, 295. rect interpretation-Study of the
The Saviour's prayer 298; second original tongnes 341 ; Hebrew

The angel 302. 342; Greek 343. Introductions
The cause of the agony 303. to the Bible 345; general and par-
Objections answered 308. De- ticular 346. The biblical text-
poriment of Christ 309. Internal MSS. 347. Hermeneutics 348.
conflict 311. Voluntary Submis- Biblical history 350; antiquities
sion to death 312.

352; chronology and geography
Alleine, Rev. Joseph. Life and Let- 353. Natural history and history
ters of, noiiced 236.

of interpretation 356. Subjective
Anti-Bacchus, by Rev. B. Parsons, preparation--piety and prayer 357.
noticed 242.

Biblical Cabinet, noticed 245.
A Priori Argument for the Being Brown, Prof. S. G. The Studies

of God, by Professor L. P. Hick- of an Orator 253.
i ok 273.
Asia, Western, Ancient Commerce of,

by Rev. Albert Barnes 48. Cause and Effect in Connection with
Augustinism and Pelagianism, Wig- Fatalisni and Free Agency, reply

gers' History of, reviewed by to Dr. Woods 153.
Prof. Tappan 195.

Chalmers, Rev. Thomas, D. D.-

Works of, noticed 238.'

Channing, Rev. W. E., on Self Cul-
Bacchus, by R. B. Grindrod, noticed ture, reviewed by Rev. T. Ed.

wards 75.
Bancroft, George, History of the Chaptal, M. Le Compte, Chemistry
United States, noticed 246.

applied to Agriculture, noticed
Baptism : Import of Bantisw, Pres. 240.

Beecher on, continued 24. Addi- Chemistry applied to Agriculture, by
tional facts considered 25. Prac- M. Le Compte Chaptal, noticed
tice of the early church 26.- 240.
Bantiśw a religious term 29 ; its Chemistry, Elements of, by A. Gray,
meaning illustrated 30. Usage noticed 250.
of Christ and his followers 31; Cheever, Rev. George B. God's
not claimed to be invariable 34. Hand in America, noticed 506.
Coincident facts 36.

Chillingworth, Rev. William, Works
Barnes, Rev. Albert, on the Ancient noticed 492.

Cornmerce of Western Asia 48. Combe, Andrew, M. D. Principles
Beecher, Pres. Edward, on Bap- of Physiology applied to the Pres-
tism 24.

ervation of Health, etc. noticed
Bible, the, and its Literalure, by 234.

Prof. Robinson 334. Biblical Lit- Commerce, the Ancient, of Western

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