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Burton, Smalley, Emmons, were pastors of agricultural country congregations. The universal approbation of this and his previous volume, by the press and by Christian thinkers of the highest reputation, we find borne out by the actual inspection of it. Real science is proved to be the bandmaid. of true religion, in a series of discussions which evince a masterly comprehension of the issues involved—a thorough acquaintance with modern science, and its relations to religion—the whole in a style clear and simple, vivid and graphic. We think the quiet of a rural charge more propitious to thorough study and deep thinking than the din and whirl of metropolitan excitements.
The Wonders of Pompeii. By Max Meunier. Translated from the original
French. New York : Charles Scribner & Co. 1870. Another volume of that "Library of Wonders,” which Scribner & Co. are publishing, so replete with matter to charm and instruct the youug, and persons of every age. The “Wonders of Pompeii" are here exhumed and distinctly set before the inquisitive and admiring reader.
The History of Rome. By Theodor Mommsen. Translated with the
author's sanction, and additions, by the Rev. William P. Dickson, 1. D., Regins Professor of Biblical Criticism in the University of Glasgow, late Classical Examiner in the University of St. Andrews, with a Preface by Dr. Leonard Schmitz. New edition, in four vol
umes. Vol. II. New York: Charles Scribner & Co. 1870. We are glad to see another volume of this great work, which fully vindicates the estimate we formed of it from looking at the first volume, and which we ex. pressed in a short notice of it in our January number. It is impossible to look at any page that may turn up, ad aperturam libri, without detecting the hand of a master alike in the facts and the philosophy of history. We regret Mommsen's rationalism. It seldom, however, crops out in a way to impair the impartiality or the value of his history. A Dictionary and Concordance of the Names of Persons and Places, and
of some of the more remarkable terms which occur in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Compiled by William Henderson, D. D. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark. New York: Scribner, Welford
& Co. 1870. We can only repeat and refer to the high estimate of this work (again sent to us), which we expressed in our last number.
The same house have also brought out a new edition of Essays on the Supernatural in Christianity, with Special Reference to the Theories of Renan, Strauss, and the Tubingen School, by Dr. George P. Fisher, Professor of Church History in Yale College. We pointed out the high value of this work, when it first appeared, in our April number, 1866, p. 314.
Ecce Femina. An Attempt to solve the Woman Question. By Carlos
White. Published by the author: Hanover, N. H. This book is by a young man who was two years since an undergraduate in Dartmouth College. Its point of attack is John Stuart Mills' “Subjection of Woman," and the miscellaneous arguments of the “Innovators," as the writer styles the advocates of Woman's Rights. He attacks them all, from highest to lowest
with much boldness and shrewdness. He has given the question earnest and thorough study, and in a clear and forcible style unfolds the principles and the practical difficulties involved in it. The successive chapters are entitled “The Sexes Compared," "The Family," "Popular Suffrage," "The Teachings of the Bible." “Woman's Sphere." The book will instruct and influence wisely the popular mind.
The Presbyterian Historical Almanac and Annual Remembrancer of the
Church for 1868. By Joseph M. Wilson. Vol. X. Philadelphia :
Joseph M. Wilson, 123 South Fourth Street. 1868. The character of this work as a repository of the chief facts and doings in the Presbyterian bodies of our land is too well known and appreciated to require special delineation here. We take pleasure in bringing it to the attention of our readers, and hope that the indefatigable author will be rewarded for his labor. The Northmen in Maine. A Critical Examination of Views expressed in
connection with the Subject, by Dr. J. H. Khol, in Vol. I. of the Nero Series of the Maine Historical Society. To which are added Criticisms on other Portions of the Work, and a Chapter on the Discovery of the Massachusetts Bay. By the Rev. B. F. De Costa, author of the Pre-Columbian Discovery of America by the Northmen, etc.,
etc. Albany: Joel Munsell. 1870. This is a very learned and finished monogram, on a subject of deep interest, which has been generally supposed to be so much a region of myths and fables, as to afford little material for veritable history. It was originally designed for insertion in a Quarterly, as a simple review of Dr. Khol's work on the subject. The author, however, has chosen to present to the public in a separate volume, which is a model of exquisite paper and typography.
The Cross. A Poem. By Robert Wharton Landis, Professor in Danville
Theological Seminary. New York and Cincinnati : O. F. Vent.
Chicago: J. S. Goodman & Co. 1870. We detect considerable Calvinism but no poetry in this volume. We confess that we have never suspected Satan as capable of poetizing in the manner attributed to him in Book IX., of which the following is a random sample :-
"A little more respectable, indeed ;
And lead them to despair of pardoning grace,
Froude's History of England—Popular Edition. Vols. V.-VIII. New
York : Chas. Scribner & Co.
The popular edition of this admirable work is all that could be desired, and we welcome these additional volumes with the same pleasure with which we received the earlier ones. They differ in no respect from the Library Edition except in paper and in price. Since Macaulay published his fragment and left us to mourn our great loss, nothing so able and so thorough as this work has appeared upon any portion of English history. Macaulay gave us a series of portraits, admirable for their force and color, but the personality of the artist was sometimes too strongly manifest in his handiwork. Froude writes with the same tarnestness; and his graphic power and studious conscientiousness have produced a work which must ever remain an authority in English history and an enduring monument of the great ability of it author.
The Earlier Years of our Lord's Life on Earth. By the Rev. William
Hanna, D.D., LL.D. New York: Robert Carter & Brothers. 1870.
Dr. Hanna is well known as the son-in-law and biographer of Dr. Chalmers, and author of some religious works. He is a highly cultured, graceful, and graphic writer. These qualities appear in these volumes (I. and II.), which sketch the life of our Lord from the Annunciation to the Transfiguration, in a continuous narration, fascinating in their style, their express teachings, and their suggestive implications.
The Life of David. By John M. Lowrie, D. D. Author of "A Week
with Jesus," etc. Presbyterian Board of Publication,
We are not alone in placing a high estimate upon the volumes from Dr. Low. rie's pen heretofore published by the Board. We regard them as among the most standard issues of the religious press for ordinary devotional reading. This volume is posthumous, and although designed by the author for publication, he was prevented from fully preparing it by his untimely death. Filial affection has supplied the defect, and put the church in possession of a treasure of which she would not willingly remain bereft. Words in Season. A Manual of Instruction, Comfort, and Devotion, for
Family Reading and Private Use. By Henry B. Browning, M. A.,
delphia : J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1870. An excellent manual of devout, evangelical, experimental instruction, clear, sound, and well adapted to its purpose.
The Spirit of Life; or, Scripture Testimony to the Divine Person and
Work of the Holy Ghost. By E. H. Bickersteth, author of “ Yesterday, To-day, and Forever.” New York: Robert Carter & Brothers.
1870. This is a compact, lucid, convincing, yet popular (if this term can be applied to an exposition and demonstration of high and holy doctrine) setting forth of the witness of the Scriptures to the Being, Distinct Personality, and Eternal Godhead of the Holy Ghost, his anointing of Christ and his people; inspiring the Scriptures; striving with the world; regenerating the soul; sanctifying the believer, and perfecting him in eternal glory. We think a thorough study of one such book as this worth more to any soul than the reading of fifty of the religious novels with which the press now teems. Words of Comfort for Parents bereaved of Little Children.
Edited by William Logan. New York: Robert Carter & Brothers. 1870. This is a collection of extracts and monograms from a large number of the best authors, in regard to infant salvation, made by one who had himself lost a beloved little daughter. It has had a wide sale in Great Britain, and can hardly fail to be precious to vast numbers similarly afflicted in this and other lands. Light and Truth ; or, Bible Thoughts and Themes. The Acts and Larger
Epistles. By Horatius Bonar, D.D. New York: Robert Carter &
Brothers. 1870. These “Bible Thoughts and Themes" are in the usual style of Dr. Bonar, fresh, felicitous, vivid, all aglow with scriptural light and evangelical unction. Like the Bible they explain and apply, they are "profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness.” We would place it alongside of the work of Mr. Bickersteth noticed above, in comparison with the tales and stories now forming so much of the pabulum of the Christian mind. Manual of the German Language. By W. Grauert. 12mo. First Part,
pp. 96 ; Second Part, pp. 113. New York: E. Steiger. 1869. Ahn's German Handwriting, being a Companion to every German Gram
mar and Reader, with notes. By W. Grauert. 12mo, pp. 62. New
York: E. Steiger. 1869. The former of these publicati' us contains a series of exercises in reading and writing German, in which the author has, as he states, “endeavored to avoid the defects of both the synthetic and the purely analytic methods by an organic development of the forms of words and sentences." The latter consists of thirty-six different pieces printed in the native script, and will prove an admirable introduction to the reading of German writing. Mrs. Jerningham's Journal. New York : Charles Scribner & Co.
poem which pleases by its naturalness and its simple graceful style.
The following books for children and youth have been received from the Presbyterian Board of Publication:The Prisoners. By the Rev. W. P. Breed, D.D., author of “Lessons in
Flying,” Grapes from the Great Vine,” “The Little Priest,” etc.
The Bitter Dose, and other Stories.
and “Ellen and her Cousins." Edith's Two Account Books. By the author of "Annie Lincoln's Lesson,”
“ The Little Watchman,” etc., etc. Margaret Lawrence, and other Stories. Footsteps in the Light. Tell the Truth, and other Stories. Echo to Happy Voices. Published by the American Tract Society, 150
Nassau St., New York.
At the moment of going to press, and too late for further notice, the Carters send us the following excellent books:
The Life of James Hamilton, D. D., F. L. S. By William Arnot. Edin
burgli. Second Edition. Memoir of the Rev. Wm. C. Burns, M. A., Missionary to China from the
English Presbyterian Church. By the Rev. Islay Burns, D.D.,
Professor of Theology, Free Church College, Glasgow. Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, for Family and Prirate Use, eith
the Text Complete. By the Rev. J. C. Ryle, B. A., St. John.
Vol. II. Removing Mountains. Life Lessons from the Gospels. By John S. Hart.
PAMPHLETS AND PERIODICALS.
Index Volume of the Princeton Revier. Peter Walker, 821 Chestnut St.,
Philadelphia. Sold by Charles Scribner & Co., New York. Mr. Walker, former publisher of the Princeton Review has undertaken the highly important enterprise of publishing an index volume for the first forty volumes, and up to the time when he ceased to be its publisher. It consists of three parts--1. Historical analysis of the origin, aims, and course of the Review by the senior editor. This is the only part for which either of the editors are responsible. 2. The authors of the articles, with biographical sketches of them. 3. The index proper. The great value of this index must be obvious to all. Those who have sets of the work complete, or partially so, will of course procure it, while it will be eagerly sought by many others as a standard addition to our religious and theological literature. We notice that the words on the cover “January, 1870,” and “ Published Quarterly, Price $3 per annum," might possibly mislead the incautious to confound it with the regular issue of the Review for the current year by its present publishers, Messrs. Scribner & Co. Of course nothing of this sort was intended. On account of our personal relations to the Review we prefer copying the only notice of the religious press which has met our eyes, to any characterization of it by ourselves. The following is from the New York Observer of March 10:
“One of the most fascinating books for a religious scholar, that we have seen, is the first part, just issued, of the "Index Volume of the Princeton Review. It gives a history of that great Quarterly, unquestionably the ablest Calvinistic