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Perth, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Dublin, in the mountains, and in Canada; his call to China and labors there; at Canton, Amoy, Shanghae, etc. Sorm a thread for sketching a life full of great evangelistic achievements, and invested with a more than romantic interest.

Erpository Thoughts on the Gospels, for Family and Private Use. With

the Text Complete. St. John. Vol. II. By the Rev. J. C. Ryle, B. A., Christ's Church, Oxford, Vicar of Stradhope, Suffolk, Eng

land. New York: Robert Carter & Brothers. 1870. Mr. Ryle has long been known as one of the thoroughly evangelical ministers and authors of the Anglican Church. His commentaries on the Gospels have dow reached the sixth volume, which ends with the sixth chapter of John. He grows voluminous as he advances, having expanded his notes on Luke to two volumes, and promising three, if not more, upon Johd. The plain, practical. devout, but not unlearned, character of the preceding volumes appears in this. The true spiritual meaning is evolved and applied to the life. Difficulties are not evaded nor trified with. It will be found profitable and acceptable to ministers and Christians. God is Love;

or, Glimpses of the Father's Infinite Affection for His People. From the Ninth London Edition. New York: Robert

Carter & Brothers. 1870. This is one of those reprints of standard devotional books first published abroad, which form so much of the staple of the Carters' publications. All the rays of the divine beneficence are gathered up and focalized so as to show that in very essence GOD IS LOVE.

Our Father in Heaven : The Lord's Prayer explained and illustrated.

A Book for the Young. By Rev. J. H. Wilson, M. A., Barclay
Church, Edinburgh, Scotland. New York: Robert Carter &

Brothers. 1870. This is another of the innumerable expositions and applications of the Lord's Prayer, which show its inexhaustible riches, and are no mere repetitions of previous expositions. By its pictorial and other illustrations it is specially fitted for the young, in whose interest it is prepared. The Bible in Public Schools, Arguments in the case of John D. Miner,

et al. versus The Board of Education of the City of Cincinnati et al. Superior Court of Cincinnati. With the Opinions and Decisions

of the Court Cincinnati: Robert Clark & Co. 1870. One of the great arguments contained in this volume,—that by Judge Matthews against the use of the Bible in Common Schools,—we noticed in our last number, with several other recent publications on the coinmon school question. This was all of it that we had then received. We are glad, now, to receive this large and handsome volume. It presents all the papers, documents, arguments, and judicial deliverances in a case which will take rank with the few great historic and formative legal cases of the country, that serve at once to evoke and shape the sentiments and policy of the people, whether discordant or accordant with it. It is in this respect like the great Dartmouth College, United States Bank, Dred Scott, and Legal Tender cases of the Supreme Court of the

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United States. This book is a most valuable contribution to the literature of the subject, and presents the issues of the controversy which is beginning to convulse the country, in the clearest light in which the ablest counsellors and judges can

put them.

Cæsar's Commentaries on the Gallic War; with Explanatory Notes, a

Copious Dictionary, and a Map of Gaul. By Albert Harkness, LL. D.
New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1870.

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Professor Harkness' Series of Classical Text-Books is marked by great practi.
cal excellencies. They give the results of large esperience in teaching. The
* present work is supplied with the best illustrations in the way of maps and
plans. The notes give judicious help to the students on points of construction
by numerous references to the author's Grammar, and are especially fitted to
cultivate a habit of close, yet tasteful and idiomatic translation--an object 80
important to be secured from the outset in the study of the classics. We regard
this as the best edition of Cæsar for the Preparatory Course.
The Spencers, a Story of Home Influence. By Stephen H. Tyng, D. D.,

Rector of St. Stephen's Church, New York. American Tract

Society, New York. This is a collection or series of tales founded on facts within the venerable author's knowledge, which were originally published in the New York Ledger, and were perused with satisfaction and profit by the thousands of readers of that unique and entertaining journal. The Publishing Committee of the Tract Society have wisely judged that they would do good service in a more permanent form. Mr. Bonner, who, with all his efforts to amuse, seeks also to benefit his fellow. men, has kindly consented to their publication in this form. The author, the matter, the occasions and circumstances of the book, cannot fail to win for ii a large number of readers. Pearls of Wisdom: A Text of Scripture, with an Appropriate Selection

from various authors for every day in the year. By Rev. Samuel Hutchings. American Tract Society, New York. The selections of Scripture texts, and fitting extracts from various authors to accompany, expound, or apply them, are happily made, and make this little volume a good vade mecum. Beginning of Life. Chapters for. Young Men on Religion, Study, and

Business. By John Tullock, D. D., Principal and Primarius Pro

fessor, St. Mary's College. American Tract Society, New York. Principal Tullock has long been well known as a Christian writer, and especially by his prize essay in defence of theism. He has in this volume undertaken a very different task. He has given a series of instructions and counsels to young men, which covers the whole ground from the first foundations of faith in the supernatural to the most practical instructions in regard to business, reading, culture, enjoyment. The religious and Christian element in the book is of course the most important. But the chapters teaching what to do and how to do it, what to read and how to read it, what to enjoy and how to enjoy it,if not showing what is religion, show what is necessary to its best exemplification, and what it is of inestimable importance to young men to know and realize.

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The following issues of the Presbyterian Board of Publication for SundaySchool libraries and family reading are above the average standard of this kind of literature: The Fountain Cloof; or, Missionary Life in South Africa. Vivian and his Friends ; or, Tuo Hundred Years Ago. By the author

of “The Story of a Pocket Bible." The Story of the Faith in Hungary. By the author of " From Dawn to

Dark in Italy.” Sunday Erenings at Northcourt; Jessica's First Prayer, and Jessica's

Mother. Honor Bright; or, The Faithful Daughter. By the author of “Cor

nelia's Visit to Roseville,' • Kitty Denison and her Christmas

Gifts,” etc.
Fred Wilson's Sled. By Nellie Grahame.

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After our regular Book Notices had gone to press the following works were received :A Treatise on the Grammar of New Testament Greek, regarded as the

Basis of Nero Testament Exegesis. By Dr. G. B. Winer. Translated from the German, with Large Additions and Full Indices, by Rev. W. F. Moulton, M. A., Classical Tutor Wesleyan Theological College, Richmond, and Prizeman in Hebrew and New Testament Greek in the University of London. Edinburgh: T. & 1. Clark, 38 George Street. New York: Scribner, Welford & Co., 654

Broadway. 1870. The pre-eminence of Winer's Grammars over all others upon New Testament Greek has long been understood and conceded by scholars and exegetes. This admirable edition, in English, will be duly appreciated by all students of the original Scriptures. Manual of Historico-Critical Introduction to the Canonical Scriptures

of the Old Testament. By Karl Friedrich Keil, Doctor and Protessor of Theology. Translated by George C. M. Donglas, B. A., D.D. Vol. II. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark. New York : Scribner, Wel. ford & Co. 1870.

An Introduction to the New Testament. By Friedrich Bleek. Edited by

Johannes Freidrich Bleek, Pfarrer. Translated from the German, by Rev. Wm. Umick, M. A. Vol. II. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark.

New York: Scribner, Welturd & Co. 1870. The characteristics of both of the above standard works were set forth in careful notices of the first volumes of each in our January number of the current year. Superstition and Force. Essays on The Wager of Lar— The Wager of

Battle>The Ordeal-- Torture. By Henry C. Lea. Second Edition.

Revised. Philadelphia : Henry O. Lea. 1870. Mr. Lea has shown an unusual aptitude and taste for producing historical monographs. They are very exhaustive, and replete with information not other

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wise accessible. A considerable part of the present volume has been published
already in the North American Review. Like his History of Sacerdotal Celibacy,
this is invaluable as a thesaurus of well-attested facts. His reasonings upon
them, though often sound, are not always reliable. He does not always draw
the line correctly between superstition and true religion.
The Sinlessness of Jesus: an Evidence for Christianity. By Carl Ullman,

D.D. Translated from the seventh altered and enlarged edition by
Sophia Taylor. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark. New York: Scribner,
Welford & Co. 1870.

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The very title of this volume, which we have not been able carefully to examine, invests it with special interest. It has high theological value. The Writings of Quintus Sept. Flor. Tertullianus. Vol. II. Translated

by Peter Holmes, D.D., F. R. A. S. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark. New

York: Scribner, Welford & Co. 1870. This is vol. XV. of the Ante-Nicene Christian Library, by those enterprising Christian publishers the Clarks of Edinburgh. Next to Augustine, no patristic writer is more instructive to the theologian, or prized by the church, than Tertullian. Apocryphal Gospels, Acts, and Revelations. Translated by Alexander

Walker, Esq., one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools for Scotland. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark. New York: Scribner, Welford

& Co. 1870. This complete collection and thorough translation of these curious documents now render them accessible to all who love this sort of antiquarian studies, and to compare the true word of God with the various apocryphal substitutes for it. The History of Rome. By Theodor Mommsen. Translated by the Rev.

William P. Dickson, D.D., with a preface by Dr. Leonard Schmitz,

Vol. III. New York: O. Scribner & Co., 654 Broadway. 1870. Another volume of this standard work, whose merits we have already set before our readers. A History of Christian Doctrine. By William G. T. Shedd, D.D., Profes

sor of Biblical Literature in Union Theological Seminary, New York. In two volumes. Third edition. New York: Charles Scribner &

Co., 654 Broadway. 1870. We are glad to see the third edition of this solid and valuable work, whose characteristics we set forth in an extended article, on its first publication, in our number for January, 1864. Homiletics and Pastoral Theology. By William G. T. Shedd, D.D.

Eighth edition. New York: 0. Scribner & Co., 654 Broadway.

1870. Dr. Shedd was once professor in this department at Auburn, and the merit of his treatise on the subject is evinced by the number of editions through which it has run.

He raises sacred rhetoric above the low level of mere conventialisms of style, and founds eloquence on truth, force, and earnestness.

Wonders of Architecture. Translated from the French of M. Lefevre. To

which is added a Chapter on English Architecture by R. Donald.

New York: C. Scribner & Co. 1870. One of the series of " Illustrated Library of Wonders" we have so often noticed, and not unworthy of its predecessors. Lifting the Veil. “Which veil is done away in Christ.”—2 Cor. iii. 14.

New York: Charles Scribner & Co. 1870. A beautiful little volume, full of earnest Christian thought and feeling. The Church of Christ; a Treatise on the Nature, Powers, Ordinances,

Discipline, and Government of the Christian Church. By the late James Bannerman, D.D., Professor of Apologetic and Pastoral Theology, New College, Edinburgh, author of "Inspiration : the Infallible Truth and Divine Authority of the Holy Scriptures.” Edited by

his Son. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark. 1868. We gave a commendatory notice of this great work on its first publication. We have been hoping ever since to find time to give an extended review of it, but have thus far failed. Meanwhile, we desire again to call attention to it as one of the most thorough and satisfactory treatises on the subject known to us.

PAMPHLETS AND PERIODICALS. An Outline History of the Presbyterian Church in West or South Jer

sey, from 1700 to 1865. A Discourse delivered October 3, 1865, in the First Presbyterian Church, Bridgeton, New Jersey. By Rev. Allen H. Brown, by appointment of the Presbytery of West Jersey.

With an Appendix. Philadelphia : Alfred Martien. 1869. This is a valuable contribution to the history of Presbyterianism, for which we are under special obligations to the author, to whose great and unrequited labors our church as well as its recorded history owe so much. Lay Preaching. Sermon at the first anniversary of the New York Bap

tist Lay Preaching Association," held in the Madison Avenue Baptist Church, Nero York City, Sunday Evening, November 14, 1869, with an abstract of the proceedings at said anniversary. By Rev. Wayland Hoyt, Pastor of the Strong Place Baptist Church, Brook

lyn. Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society. We are glad that the subject of lay preaching, i. e., the proclamation of the Gospel by laymen in public and in private, is receiving increased attention. We believe that without invading at all the proper sphere of clergymen.

The Rev. W. L. Gage, of Hartford, Conn., has published an excellent raised map of 0. T. Palestine, showing its mountains and valleys in relief, to be followed by others of N. T. Palestine, etc. It may be had by mailing one dollar to him without further expense. The American Catalogue of Books for 1869, containing complete monthly

lists of all the books published in the United States during the year, 1869, with statement of size, price, place of publication, and publisher's name, to which are prefixed an Alphabetical and a Classified

Inder. New York: Leypoldt & Holt. 1870. This well-executed catalogue supplies a great desideratum to all booksellers and publishers, bibiliophilists, librarians, literati, and biblomaniacs.

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