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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 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 Earnestness; 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. Lowrie'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' 18 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 anthor 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 Private Use, with
the Text Complete. By the Rev. J. O. 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
Review ever published, and then commences a biographical sketch of each author who has at any time contributed to its pages. It reaches only to the letter E, yet in these few letters are included the Alexanders, two Dods, Carnahan, Cox, and an array of lights in the world' whose names we cannot enumerate. The sketches are written with spirit, and the volume will prove a literary treasure to every well-read man."
The Interior : Thursday, March 17, 1870.
This is the first number of the new Presbyterian weekly, established at Chicago, which, as requested, we shall gladly add to the list of our exchanges. We are gratified with its tone, temper, ability, and promise. If it shall develop in accordance with this promise, it may do a great work for our ecclesiastical interior and for our common Christianity. We are happy to notice a general improvement in the Presbyterian weeklies since the Re-union.
American Sunday-School Worker.
The second number of this magazine, published by J. W. McIntyre, St. Louis, at $1,50 a year (four months on trial for 50 cents), is received. We are glad to see so able a journal as this issued in the very centre of our continent, and with contributors of known ability from the different evangelical churches.
It contains articles on the “Supply of Teachers," by E. D. Jones. " The Bible in our Common Schools." “The proper manner of conducting a Sunday School," by Bishop E. M. Marvin. "Infant School Lesson,” by Prof. E. E. Edwards. " Expository Preaching.” “How are Children Saved,” by Rev. Jas. H. Brookes, D.D. Besides Blackboard Lessons, Notes and Queries, Book Notices, Music, and Prepared Lessons for each Sabbath, with expositions, questions, etc. The European Mail. 44 Cannon Street, London.
Contains much valuable literary and scientific intelligence, and judicious criticism, besides a full and complete summary of home and foreign news for the United States, Canadian Dominion, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Bermuda, Cuba, Honduras, British Columbia, Vancouver Island, and the Sandwich Islands.
The Technologist. Vol. I., No. 1, February, 1870.
This is a new periodical, so far as we are able to judge, of very high character. If the editors keep their pledge that “no descriptive puffs of worthless inventions shall be inserted in its columns under any circumstances whatever," they will do a grand thing for the industrial journalism of the country. We find that the number before us consists of forty-four large pages, and it is printed on very superior paper, and in the best style of the typographic art. Altogether, it is the finestlooking journal of practical science now before the public. The articles, too, are of unusual excellence, and contain matter calculated to instruct and interest all classes. The titles of a few of the subjects discussed are,– Technological Education, Tempering Steel, Trial of Steam-Engines, Improvement in Distillation, Sunless and Airless Dwellings, the Measurement of Electrical Resistance, Vision and the Stereoscope, the Walks of New York Central Park, East River Bridge Caissons, the Microscope, Lessons ou Drawing, Relation of Technology to Insurance, etc., etc.
City Mission Year Book. 30 Bible House, New York.
A most valuable summary of facts pertaining to the religious condition of New York city, being the 43d annual report of the New York City Mission and Tract Society, with brief notices of the operations of other societies, Church Directory, list of Benevolent Societies, and statistics of population, etc. Our Monthly. A Religious and Literary Magazine for the Family.
Cincinnati : Sutton & Scott. This new periodical is designed to meet the demand for a Monthly suited to the wants of religious, and especially Presbyterian, families. The pumbers thus far issued justify the great success it has achieved.
ART. X.-LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.
The winter months have naturally brought out a large proportion of the year's publications, and although the list may not include many works that will win for themselves a permanent place in literature, there are not a few that are for the present both interesting and valuable.
Messrs. T. & T. Clark have brought out two new volumes in their Foreign Theological Library,–Vol. I. of Keil's “Introduction to the Old Testament," and Vol. I. of Bleek's "Introduction to the New Testament;" and two in the AnteNicene Christian Library, "Cyprian, etc.” Vol. II., and "Methodius, etc.” The Rivingtons have projected a "Summary of Theology and Ecclesiastical History," to be comprised in eight volumes, of which Part 1 has just appeared, in Part 1 (first halt) of "A Dictionary of Doctrinal and Historical Theology,” edited by Rev. J. H. Blunt. The Clarendon Press has brought out Dindorf's "Clemens Alexandrinus” (4 vols).
The literature of ecclesiastical controversy grows as on the Continent. Some of the latest additions are the Earl of Crawford's (late Lord Lindsay) “ Ecumenicity in relation to the Church of England;" Hon. Colin Lindsay's “Evidence for the Papacy;" Part 3 of Dr. Pusey's “Eirenicon-Is healthful reunion impossible ?" Dr. Selwyn's "Letter to Pio IX. on the Council at Rome;" Dr. Rule's “Councils Ancient and Modern;" Sweet's "Memoir of Henry Hoare " (including narratives of important recent church developments); Renouf's “ Case of Pope Honorius reconsidered;" Shipley's “Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola ;" * John Wesley in company with High Churchmen;" Burgess' “ Reformed Church of England in its Principles and their Legitimate Development;" Ffoulkes' “Roman Index and its late Proceedings;" Jeanjacquot's " Explanations concerning the