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devoted to the prophecies of Ezekiel, . This has been the case with the antiquities in connection with the sculptures in
* Let us not forget Nineveh. This is a most interesting that childish alarms have been successively lecture. The description given by Eze- entertained respecting the discoveries of kiel of the Assyrians, xxii. 12–14-16, astronomy, geology, and chemistry, as if is, Dr. Layard shows, fully sustained could ever contradict the word of Him who
the great facts of the physical universe even its minuteness, by the figures formed all matter and enacted all law. The sculptured on their walls. On these, statements of Moses are now found to be after expatiating at some length, Mr. in happy agreement with the facts of sciBlackburn remarks,
ence, which, indeed, afford confirmation to • Thus, the discoveries at Nineveh bear some of the most important declarations of most unexpected testimony to the minute Holy Writ.
Let us, then, await accuracy of the prophet's statements and the disclosures of the deciphered cruciform descriptions, and seem to be brought to inscriptions with calm confidence in the light by Divine providence at this particular testimony of the Holy Scriptures.'--p. 227-8. juncture, as a well-adapted antidote to the historical scepticism of the present age of these lectures, that we shall be glad
We are so interested in the subject For it is plain, there is a tendency in cer
if our notice of them induces our read. tain quarters to treat the sacred records as Jewish legends, and their authors as witless
ers to peruse them for themselves. visionaries, or clumsy impostors. These Their publication cannot but do good. bold critics are now compelled to hear, RECOLLECTIONS OF A FOREST LIFE : from the ruins of three thousand years, a testimony to the lofty characters of the
or the Life and Travels of Kah-ge. Jewish prophets as men, and to their won
ga-gah-bowh, or George Copway, Chief drous accuracy as writers, which, it is to be of the Ojibway Nation, &c. 12mo. hoped, may abate the confidence they have in their own judgment, and induce them THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHAto prosecute their future researches with
RACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIB. greater caution and lowliness of mind.' p. 160, 161.
WAY NATION. By G. COPWAY, or
KAH-GE-GA-GAH-BOWH, Chief of the The subject of the concluding lecture is the doom of Nineveh, as pre
Ojibway Nation. 12mo. pp. 298. dicted by the Jewish prophets, and its
C. Gilpin, 5, Bishopgate Without. terrible accomplishment. In this are The position of the Red men of the noticed, as more or less illustrated by forest, the Aborigines of North Amerithe marbles, and as mentioned by the ca, awakens many sad reflections. They prophets-the impious pride, supersti- are melting away before the advance tion, sensuality, cruelty, and idolatry of the palefaced Anglo-Saxon, and his of the ancient Assyrians; how the Di- civilization. What with their repeated vine vengeance was threatened and and forced migrations from their old executed against them, and concludes hunting grounds and settlements, to with a few very important practical the far west, the influence of the vices lessons-as ;- These discoveries af. which the whites ever carry with them, ford us some information connected especially the fire-water, or ardent with the history of the human race spirits, their mutual wars, and their we learn from thence the insufficiency weakness before the armed and conof knowledge without true religion to solidated power of the Americans, elevate mankind-the researches at there seems little reason to hope, that Nineveh attest the accuracy of the unless some bold and well-concerted biblical records—the overthrow of As. plan, in which both the Indian and the syria illustrates the retributive justice Anglo-Saxon mutually agree, shall be of God.' From the last reflection but wisely, honestly, and humanely execu, one, we cannot refrain from making ted, the whole of their noble races will an extract.
not ultimately become extinct. Such a Learning, with all its critical skill; sci- result will be a foul blot on our transence, with its successive discoveries; art,
atlantic brethren. Many of them seem with its antiquarian researches; enterprize, to be sensible of this, and hence the with its bold adventures have all succes encouragement which has been given sively tested the statements of the Bible, to the noble minded christian chief, and have found them “true and faithful.' | Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, in his efforts to obtain a fixed location for the concen- | This he proposes, and the form in tration of the various tribes, where which this is done, and the favour his they might securely and permanently plans have secured, lead to the hope settle, acquire the arts and rights of that he will eventually succeed, and civilization, and become an improving the various Indians will form a people christian people.
subject to the order, and enjoying the The volumes before us, have great privileges of an independent state. interest, and unfold a tale both of ro- The second volume, contains an ac. mance and of woe. They are written count of many of their traditions, with artless simplicity, but they con customs, wars, &c. It gives some tain many touches of strong sense, and explanation of their hieroglyphic mode powerful eloquence. In the first vol. of writing, &c., and is not deume the author gives a kind of memoirof void of interest. But it shows how himself. Here we have some account scanty are the records of any nation of his parents, his tribe, and their hunt, which is wild and without literature. ing grounds, their customs, modes of Before we lay aside these volumes, worship, wars, sales of their land to it is incumbent on us to remark that the British, and the influence of whis- the language of the chief is nervous, key. Their visit to camp-meetings—the and forcible, and comparatively, pure. conversion of his father and mother, Even this circumstance gives indicaand his own, are given. The writer's tion of high mental power, and when subsequent history, education, travels, viewed in connection with his well. and labours, are related. He was in considered and noble efforts on behalf tended to be a missionary among his of his brethren of the forest, shows own people ; but having learned from him to be one of nature's true nobility. sad experience, that so long as the tribes were required to remove when The Romish HIERARCHY IN ENGLAND. the whites wanted their lands, there
A Sermon preached at Devonshire Square
Chapel, London, on the 3rd of November, would be no permanent good, he has
1850. By the Rev. John HOWARD HINdirected his efforts to obtain a large
TON, M.A. Houlston & Stoneman. territory for their permanent location. We trust his efforts will be crowned The Romish HIERARCHY, identified with
the Mystery of Iniquity, and the Man of with success. How true, and yet how
Sin. A Sermon preached on Lord's-day sad is the picture drawn by this son of
Evening, Nov. 17th, 1850, at the Baptist the forest of the obstructions to the
Chapel, Duffield Road, Derby, by the REV. improvement of his brethren, in the
J. J. Owen. G. Wilkins & Son. address he delivered before the legis- No POPERY! The Cry Examined. lature of Pensylvania !
EDWARD SWAINE. Fifth Edition. Jack• Wherever the government and the son & Walford. missionaries have succeeded in educating the Indians, they have become an
We have perused these pamphlets with industrious, moral, and well-behaved very mingled emotions. The writer of the people. We have learned to read and latter one, the 'No Popery' cry examined, write ; we have tried to become like between Church-and-State, as to see scarcely
seems to be so hostile to the connection the white people. But no sooner have any thing in the no popery cry, which dethe Indians gone on and made im- serves attention. This pamphlet, published provements, and our children begun some eight years since, is now re-issued as to like to go to the school-houses, suited to the present times. If, as he which have been erected, than we hear says in his preface, he regards the late the cry of the United States govern movements of the popedom as a political ment, “ We want your lands ;" and, in insult to the British Crown, and the great going from one place to another, the body of the British people, and resents it Indian loses all that he had previously but think he might
have done more service,
as such as a British citizen,' we cannot learned. Hence he asks
for a large at the present juncture, by a pamphlet in inalienable territory, • Where they the spirit of that declaration, than by directwould for ever be free from molesta- ing attention to the union between Churchtion; then they would profit by the and-State. establishment of schools among them, Mr. Hinton also appears to us to take a and religion and piety would flourish.' wrong view of the present movement, and
of the duty of Nonconformists. Great as words which were often on the lips of the is the feeling of wrong on the part of the deceased, and which are elucidated with Nonconformist against the Establishment, the Doctor's accustomed energy and point, we doubt if it is their duty to remain the meek and passive spectators of popish LIGHT FOR THE HOUSE OF MOUrning : a aggression. He says that the religious ac- Book for the Bereaved. By JABEZ tivity of the Romanists cannot be coerced.' Burns, D.D. Author of Light for the But when the Romanist claims the liberty
Sick Room,' 'Pulpit Cyclopædia,' &c. to dethrone kings, and to burn heretics,
Second Thousand. 12mo. pp. 224. those claims must be disallowed. Popes
Houlston & Stoneman. were restrained by even our popish ances- This book is designed, its author tells us, tors, and shall these liberties be now toler.
as a companion volume to the one entitled, ated? The condition of freedom ought to · Light for the Sick Room: a Book for the include a non-interference with the rights Afflicted,' and a very appropriate companion and liberties of others.
it is. The consolation needed by persons Mr. Owen, as truly a friend of freedom as suffering under the influence of disease and either of the others, takes a much more decay, is not more urgent than that which earnest and correct view of the matter.
is required by those who have watched the Regarding popery as “the man of sin, the
progress of disease, witnessed the last mystery of iniquity,' as intolerant, anti- struggle, and, with a sense of desolation scriptural, and idolatrous; a system of su- and sorrow, followed the remains of their perstitious desolation; while he would con departed relations to the house of the tend against it only with arguments of dead. One of our poets has said, not with truth, he would have their jesuitism and more of tenderness than of truth secret societies disallowed in this country, and every pretension and title which is
''Tis the survivor dies.' against the law and constitution of the It is in his mind that the pain and sorrow realm, suppressed. His sermon is a brief of parting are most deeply seated, and it is and able summary of the rise, develop- he that needs the cordials of friendship, ment, and deeds of the popedom, and as and of religious consolation. The departed, such we do most cordially recommend it to if he was a christian, has joined the spirits our readers. Like the other pamphlets, of the just before the throne. Free from three-pence will purchase it.
pain and danger, from infirmity and care, A SERMON preached on Lord's-day Morning, better than the best state on earth. But
he has gone to be with Christ which is far November 17th, 1850; in New_Church the survivor often feels that he has suffered Street Chapel, Edgeware Road, London;
a loss which is irreparable, and is become on the occasion of the decease of Thomas the subject of sorrow which nothing but Gwennap, Esq. By JABEZ BURNS, D.D., grace and hope can enable him to endure. Minister of the Congregation. Author of This volume is a very suitable companion • Christian Philosophy,' &c.
for the bereaved. It directs the mind to Houlston and Stoneman.
those subjects, which, above all others, Funeral sermons have an interest chiefly are adapted to afford consolation :-the with those who were the immediate ac- freedom from sorrow, and the enjoyment quaintances of the deceased. To them they of good, of the pious dead :-their reunion serve as a kind of useful remembrancer of and recognition in heaven:-considerations the departed, and are therefore preserved adapted to peculiar circumstances of bewith filial affection, and perhaps, too, in. reavement—the death of children, parents, vested with their full measure of excellence. near relations, &c. The latter part conBeyond this circle, amongst the occasional tains several letters written to bereaved friends of those called away by death, they friends, by S. Rutherford, Dr. Doddridge, are often regarded with a kind of sorrowful Berridge, Newton, R. Hall, &c., which conpleasure, as they do at times contain a tribute in no small degree to its interest friendly sketch of the character and career and excellence. of those who are gone before us. On both
TAE CHRISTIAN GARLAND; or a Companion these grounds the publication of the present discourse will be approved. The
to Leisure Hours ; consisting of Original
and Selected pieces in Poetry and Prose. preacher, an intimate friend of Mr. Gwen
Tract Society. 12mo. pp. 256. nap, has given an interesting outline of the life and character of his departed friend; This is a very beautiful volume. It is his tastes, his dying experience, and some full of exquisite pieces of prose and poetry, of his peculiarities. The portrait is sketch- and is ornamented with eight or ten most ed with a bold and honest pencil, and leaves elegantly coloured prints, of flowers, fruits, on the mind of the reader the impression of and shells. It is admirably suited for a its fidelity. The text chosen is Psa. lxxiii. new year's gift. It has a gilt edge and rich 26,— My flesh and my heart faileth,' &c., 'exterior. Vol. 12.-N, S.
LECTURES on the Existence and Attributes | interest and value. We wish the volume,
of the Divine Being. By Thomas Swan. as it deserves, an extensive circulation. Houlston and Stoneman. 12mo. pp. 266. THESE lectures are twelve in number. FLORA MORTIMER: or Six Months in the Their subjects are the being of God-his Country. By Mrs. EDWARDS. B. L.
Green. unity-spirituality-infinity-eternity-immutability-faithfulness--omniscience--om- Those who have purchased the previous nipresence-omnipotence-holiness--good- volumes of Green's Juvenile Library,' will ness-and incomparableness. These awful feel that it is a sufficient recommendation and glorious themes are unfolded and dis- of · Flora Mortimer,' to be assured that it cussed with becoming gravity and propriety. is equal in interest to any of its predecesThere are many passages in the lectures sors. Those who have families are earnestwhich are written with considerable vigour ly recommended to purchase this and the and eloquence, but their chief excellence is others, being assured that they will all serious earnestness and sound theology. both engage and improve the young people We doubt not that the estimable pastor of for whose benefit they are especially prethe church in Cannon-street Birmingham, pared. found great pleasure in the composition PLEASANT PAGES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. A and delivery of these lectures, and that the Journal of Home Education, or the Indevout christian will derive edification in funt School System. Parts IV and V. their perusal. There is no attempt at By T. PROUT NEWCOMBE. Houlston and greatness, but throughout, the reader feels Stoneman himself to be in the company of a sincere,
RICA - varied-learned-and useful. We devout, and thoughtful friend, who is wise could not say more ; truth forbids us to say ly leading him with humble admiration to
less. behold the glory of the Lord.
MONTHLY SERIES. Ancient Egypt : its THE THREE QUESTIONS: What am I ? Monuments and History. London in the
Whence came I? Whither do I go ? By Olden Time. Tract Society. the Author of "The Mirage of Life.'
THERE are no productions of the Tract Tract Society. 18mo. pp. 180.
Society which we value much more than This is a learned and excellent produc- its almost incomparable monthly volume. tion. It clears away the various false For sixpence, the reader has a valuable and guides which, like the ignis fatuus, have learned treatise on subjects profound led many of our youth and some even interest. Here we have ancient Egypt, past the days of boyhood, into the quag- i and London in the olden time: the former mires of neology and error. Standing leads the reader through the land of fame firmly on the basis of revealed religion, it and marvel. He looks at its monuments, gives to the inquiring and ingenuous, the investigates and deciphers its hieroglyphics, best direction into the ways of security and speculates on its religion, manners and peace. The three questions are shown to
customs; its history, and the illustrations it be satisfactorily answered only by the light affords of the sacred scriptures. The latter which God has given in his Word, and conducts the reader to London, in the time which it is the true interest and the highest of the Romans, the Saxons, the Normans, wisdom to take as our guide.
in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuriesThe Last EnEMY, AND SURE DEFENCE; Elizabeth. Another number giving a view
at the Reformation - and under Queen an Earnest Call on Men to Prepare for of modern London-London in 1850, would Death. By W. LEASK. B. L. Green, be a splendid sequel. London. 18mo. pp. 174.
A HIGHLY esteemed friend of the author, THE CARISTIAN ALMANACK, for the year 1851. in one of his letters observes, Often have THE SCRIPTURE Pocket Book, for 1851 : I earnestly wished for a suitable little trea
Containing an Almanack, also a Passage tise on the subject of preparation for death, to send to individuals of my acquaintance.
of Scripture for every day, with an arIt should state why such preparation is
rangement by which the Bible may be read
in the course of the year, and a variety of necessary, the duty and importance of seeking it, in what it consists, how a satis
useful information. Tract Society factory assurance of possessing it may be
The Christian Almanack, contains & obtained, and the consequence of neglect large amount of scientific, mercantile, and ing it.'. To meet this very important de general information, besides beautiful semand, is the object of the present small lections from various authors. volume. It is well suited to its purpose.
The Pocket Book explains itself by its We have been gratified with its perusal. title. Both are well got up--and worthy of The dying testimonies of excellent chris. strong commendation for general utility, tians, given in the fifth chapter, have peculiar
MISSIONARY BAZAAR AT THE NEXT ASSOCIATION.
SIR, -Will you allow us, through the offered is that of voluptuousness and senmedium of your pages, to invite the prompt suality. And if his slave, it is only to be and vigorous attention of our female friends devoted to the most menial pursuits, the throughout the Connexion to this subject. most hopeless ignorance, and the most At a recent meeting of the Committee it pitiable wretchedness that human nature was resolved, “That in consequence of the can endure. All the endearing sympathies very depressed state of the Society's funds, and tender charities of life that cluster the Committee earnestly request the female round our happy English and christian friends at Derby to have a bazaar in aid of homes, we owe to the gospel of Christ ; of the mission, at the next Association.' We them the heathen woman is utterly destiare happy to inform you that this appro- | tute. We need not wonder then that priate request will be complied with. Our grateful and devoted women were amongst friends at Derby have decided to have a the chief personal friends of the incarnate bazaar; and a spirited commencement has Saviour; that they received him into their been made. In order that the bazaar may houses, wept by his cross and watched be in some degree worthy of the occasion, over his sepulchre; that they were amongst and conduce to the interest of the great the most zealous of his early disciples, cause which it is designed to aid, allow us and that in one chapter only we have such most respectfully but earnestly to solict the honourable mention made by Paul of universal co-operation of our female friends. Phebe, Priscilla, Junia, Tryphena, Trypho
The mission was never more prosperous sa, Persis, Julia, the sister of Nereus, and than now, and yet never in greater need of the mother of Rufus. And shall not we help. By disinterested and impartial wit- emulate the example of these christian nesses, the Indian branch of it has been women, to each of whom is ascribed some recently declared, one of the most prosper- attainment or service in the Lord, when ous in the whole of India, and justly en- the gospel has done so much for us-when titled to the distinction of being the great we know that it can, and that it only can preaching mission of the Bengal presidency.' do as much for the countless millions of But its funds are now more depressed than abject and debased women in heathenism ? at any former period of its history: a heavy | Shall we not be amongst the foremost helpdebt has been accumulated, and the pre- ers of that great enterprize whose design is sent income is insufficient to meet its cur- not only generally to bless man, but rent expences. There is no foreign mis. specially to raise woman-to place her sion belonging to any denomination of in her right position in social life-to christians, that is conducted more economi- banish ignorance from her mind and cally; none that with such limited resources sin from her heart-to qualify her for and has so large an amount of suitable and to bestow upon her domestic happiness—to successful agency in operation. It would make her in the highest sense a 'help be an ineffaceable stigma to us as a de- meet' for man on earth, and to prepare nomination, if we were to allow its opera- her for that higher and purer state where tions to be curtajled through a deficiency every evil shall be banished and every of needful support; and yet unless more good enjoyed ? If we would do this in the adequate support be yielded, this stigma most effectual manner, it is by vigorously must rest upon us. Shall it rest upon us ? sustaining our own honoured mission. We Let every woman's heart in the Connexion appeal then to you for help in this matter. say, No! and the danger will at once be Time, taste, industry, money, may all find averted. We feel as christian women, that here an appropriate sphere of action. We the mission has imperative and peculiar are anxious that the bazaar may be such as claims upon us. It is to that gospel, which shall enable us to present a handsome donait is established to disseminate, that we tion to the society in its present straitened owe not only those bright hopes and pre- and depressed condition. It will be an honcious blessings of a spiritual nature which our to help it out of its difficulties. Share we enjoy, but our social position, advan- then with us the distinction at which we aim. tages and comforts. Where the gospel is We need not particularize the various not known, woman is either the idol or the ways in which assistance may be rendered, slave of man; and there is not so much works of taste, of utility, of ornament, difference between the two as at first sight in short, any thing that may be disposed might appear. If his idol, it is but for a of for the benefit of the mission, will be brief season, and the only incense that is appropriate and acceptable. We commend