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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 & 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 numbers 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
co-operation of the Most Holy Virgin in the work of Redemption, and concerning her quality of Mother of Christians;" Archbishop Manning's “Pastoral Letters on the Council and Infallibility;" Garibaldi's “Rule of the Monk ;” and Hobart Seymour's “Confessional."
In theology we have a new and carefully revised and admirably illustrated edition of Buckland's Bridgewater Treatise, “On the Theistic Argument supplied by Geology and Mineralogy;" R. T. Smith's "Church Membership on Church Principles;" Walters' “ Harmony of Prophecies ;" R. Martineau's “Roots of Christianity in Mosaism,” and “The True Pronunciation of the Divine Name, Jahveh, Jehovah;” Biddle's "Spirit Controversy;" Gen. Goodwyn's "Whole Armor of God;" Hannah's " Hollowness, Narrowness, and Fear,—Warnings from the Jewish Church;" Kennion's "Sermons on the Lord's Supper;" Adamson's " Analogy of Faith;" an anonymous work entitled, “Belief, what is it ?” Blenkinsopp's ** Doctrine of Development in the Bible and in the Church ;" Cochrane's “Resurrection of the Dead,—its Design, Manner, and Results;" Cox's " Essays on the Resurrection " (the last two works being expository of 1 Cor. xv.); Dale's " Christ, and the Spirit of Christ;" Bickersteth's “Spirit of Life;" Voysey's "Defence on the Charge of Heresy;" a translation from the French entitled, "The Bible in India : Hindoo Origin of Hebrew and Christian Revelation ;" Vol. III. of Bunsen's "God in History" (Miss Winkworth's translation); Gasparini's * Attributes of Christ;" and Molloy's "Geology and Revelation."
In the department of exegesis, formal or popular and practical, we find a " Commentary on Mark," by Prof. Godwin of New College; one on “Joel," by J. Hughes; Canon Norris's “Key to the Narrative of the Four Gospels;" Forrest's "Faithful Witness, an Exposition of the Epistles to the Seven Churches;" Parker's "Homiletic Analysis of the New Testament, Vol. I., on Matthew;" Ryle's " Expository Thoughts, etc., Gospel of John, Part 2;" Saphir’s “Lectures on the Lord's Prayer;" Thomas's "Homiletic Commentary on Acts;" new editions of Wardlaw on Proverbs, Zechariah, Romans, and James ; Binnie's “Psalms, their History, Teachings, and Use;" Kelly's "Lectures Introductory to the Study of the Acts;" a new edition of Leighton's "Commentary on 1st Peter," edited by W. West (being Vols. 3 and 4 of the Whole Works); and a new instalment of " The Book and its Story," viz., “Fresh Leaves in the Old Testament Part.”
In ecclesiastical history and literature we have Pennington's "God in the History of the Reformation in Germany and England;" Margoliouth's “Vestiges of the Historic Anglo-Hebrews in East Anglia ;" Demaus's " Biography of Latimer," Rev. Josiah Bull's “Letters of Newton;" Melia's "Origin, Persecutions, and Doctrines of the Waldenses ;" Rev. W. Ellis's " Martyr Church, Christianity in Madagascar;" Gill's “Gems from the Coral Islands;" "Memoir of the Missionary Rev. W. C. Burns;" Marsh's "Memoirs of Archbishop Juxon and his Times ;" and Dr. Van Lennep's “ Asia Minor.”
To the essay literature of theology two volumes have been added which will draw attention. One is from Nonconformist sources, and bears the title of “Ecclesia, or Church Problems Considered, etc.,” the contributors being Rev. Drs. Stoughton, Reynolds, Mullens, Rev. Messrs. Baldwin Brown, Dale, Allon, and others. The other comes from a churchly section of the Church of England and has the title “ The Church and the Age,” and contains essays from Bishop Ellicott, Dean Hook, Dr. Irons, the Bampton Lecturer for 1870, Prof. Montagu Burrows, Reve. A. W. Haddan, M. F. Sadler, and others. Bishop Moberly's
“Brightstone Sermons," the Oxford Lenten Sermons for 1868 on "The Personal Responsibility of Man," those for 1869 on “The Prophets of the Lord,” and Newman Hall's “Homeward Bound," are the most noteworthy of their class among the quarter's publications.
To philosophical literature little has been added. Our list includes Galton's “Hereditary Genius;" Barratt's “Physical Ethics ;" S. H. Hodgson's “ Time and Space;" Alfred Day's “Summary and Analysis of the Dialogues of Plato;" Wil. liams's “Translation of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics ;” and Killick's “Student's Hand-book, Synoptical and Explanatory of Mill's Logic."
The history of India is illustrated by Vol. II. of Sir H. M. Elliot's “ History of India, from the Native Historians;" Sewell's "Analytical History of India, to 1858;" Pritchard's “ Administration of India from 1859 to 1868;" Beames's new edition of “Elliott's Memoirs on the History, Folklore, etc., of India ;" and Mrs. Manning's "Ancient and Mediaeval India.” From other departments of history we have Vol. III. of Long's “Roman Republic;" Pearson's “ Historical Maps of England;" E. A. Freeman's “Old English History for Children;" Gaskin's “ Varieties of Irish History;" Baker's “ History of St. John's College at Cam. bridge;" Bonwick’s “Last of the Tasmanians;" A. B. Cochrane's “Francis I., and other Studies;” Mrs. Oliphant's “ Historical Sketches of the Reign of George II. ;” and Rawlinson’s “Manual of Ancient History."
Biographies are numerous, and some of them quite attractive. Among them are Mrs. Gordon's "Home Life of Sir David Brewster” (her father); Hosack's “Mary, Queen of Scots;" “The Life of Mary Russell Mitford;" “Memoirs of Jane Austen;" Brisbane's “Early Years of Alexander Smith;" Woolrych's "Lives of Eminent Sergeants-at-Law;" Hesekiel's “ Life of Bismarck" (translated by Mackenzie); Liddon's “Sketch of Bishop Hamilton of Salisbury;" Adlard's “Amye Robsart and the Earl of Leycester;" Cowden Clarke's edition of “George Herbert," with Nichol's Memoir; and Rossetti's edition of Shelley, with memoir.
Of the recent works in geography, travel, etc., we mention Eckardt's “Modern Russia ;" Kennedy's “Four Years in Queensland;" Colonel Wilkins' “ Recon. noitring in Abyssinia ;” Taylor's "Ancient Topography of the Eastern Counties of Britain;" Tristram's "Scenes in the East;" Newman Hall's “From Liverpool to St. Louis;" Hunt's "Peeps at Brittany," and Pallisser's “ Brittany and its Byways;" and Mrs. Grey's “ Visit to Egypt, Constantinople, etc. (with the Prince and Princess of Wales)."
Philological literature has been enriched by a new and greatly improved edition of Liddell and Scott's “Greek Lexicon;" Dr. Wm. Smith and T. D. Hall's “English-Latin Dictionary;" Vol. II. of Norris' “ Assyrian Dictionary;" the completion of Dr. R. G. Latham's 66 English Dictionary;" Sharpe's “ Decree of Canopus ;" Part II. of A. J. Ellis on " Early English Pronunciation;" Peile's "Introduction to Greek and Latin Etymology;" Edmunds' “ Traces of History in the Names of Places;" Lechler's edition of the “ Trialogus of Wielif;" and Farrar's “ Families of Speech.”
Playfair's “Primary and Technical Education" (two lectures); “Earl Russell's Speeches and Dispatches;" Sir Alexander Grant's “ Recess Studies;" Godkin's “ Land War in Ireland;" and Dodd's “Epigrammatists (Ancient, Mediæval, and Modern)," must close our list.
The interest taken in France in the Ecumenical Council at Rome did not at all abate as the time for its assembling drew near. In our last number we noted a few of the publications of the early months of autumn. The last quarter of the year brought out from both sections of the Catholic Church some of the clearest and strongest of their utterances. To those weeks just preceding the 8th of December belong such books as Dupanloup's “Lettre au Clergé de son Diocese relativement à la définition de l'Infallibilité;" Maret's "Le Pape et les Evéques;” Maupied's “Le futur Concile selon la divine Constitution de l'E. glise;" Charaux' "La Philosophie et le Concile;" Abbé Chauvierre's “Histoire des Conciles æcuméniques ;" Franco's “ Catéchisme raisonné sur les conciles;" Jacques' “ Du Pape et du Concile ;" Canon Loyseaux' “Traité pratique et canonique du Jubilé;" Burnier's “Rome, la France et le Concile ;" Deroux' “ Histoire des Conciles æcuméniques ;” Montrond's “Les Conciles ecuméniques: tableau historique;" Guyot's “La Somme des Conciles, généraux et particuliers," and Bungener's “Pape et Concile au XIXme Siècle."
The general works in theological and ecclesiastical literature are of no unusual significance. Here again we put the name of the able Archbishop of Orleans at the head. We find accredited to his pen a “ Histoire de notre Seigneur Jésus Christ," and a smaller treatise “ De la vie commune et des associations sacerdotales." To these we add Chéry's “Théologie du Saint Rosaire;" Abbé Craisson's "Les Communautés religieuses;" Vol. I. of Abbé Dardenne's “L’Enseignement théologique en France ;” Marchési's " La Liturgie gallicane dans les huit premiers Siècles de l'Eglise,” translated by Bishop Gallot; Gentili's "L'Athéisme réfuté par la Science;" Rougemont's “Il faut choisir. Conférences contre le Déisme et contre le Matérialisme;" Vol. I. of Laurent's “Le Catholicisme et la Religion de l'Avenir;" Autran's “Paroles de Salomon ;' Havet's " Le Christianisme et ses Origines;" Vol. I. of Guettée's “Histoire de l'Eglise ;" and De Pressensé's “ Histoire du Dogme.” The contributions to philosophy, general and special, are few, such as Gratacap's “ Essai sur l'Induction;" Janet's * Eléments de Morale ;" Montée's “ La Philosophie de Socrate ;" Rezan's “La Bonté;" Leroy's “Philosophie Chrétienne de l'Histoire ;" Jules Simon's “La Peine de Mort;” and Thonissen's “ Etudes sur l'histoire du droit criminel des peuples anciens."
In history and the kindred departments we find a larger array, from which we select Daumas' "La vie arabe et la société musulmane ;" Drapeyron's "L'Empereur Héraclius et l'Empire Byzantin au VIIme siècle;" Dufour's “ Troplong, son cuvre et sa méthode ;" Dussieux' “Généalogie de la Maison de Bourbon de 1256 à 1869;" Abbé Duclos' " Madame de la Vallière et Marie Thérèse d'Autriche;" Champagny's“ Les Césars du IIIme Siècle ;" Deltuf's “Théodoric, roi des Ostrogoths et d'Italie ;" Gobineau's “Histoire des Perses ;" Victor Guérin's " Description géographique, historique et archéologique de la Palestine" (3 vols, large 8vo.); Humbert's "Le Japon illustré” (a work exhibiting the result of the author's careful observations and unusual opportunities while Minister of Switzerland at Jeddo); Vol. VI. of Lacroix' “ Histoire de la vie et du règue de Nicolas I., empereur de Russie;" Le Hardy's “ Histoire du Protes. tantisme en Normandie;" Melun's “La Marquise de Barol;" Ratsch's (a trans.