hilating. We quite agree with his main conclusion : "1. That the communications of spiritualism, if they come from spirits at all, are attended with such uncertainties that they are utterly unreliable and worthless. 2. That if those revelations do come from spirits, they come not from truthful but deceiving spirits."

We have received Lloyd's “Topographical and Railway Map of the Seat of War in Europe,” which is very clear and full-includes all Europe-about a yard square, and at the low price of fifty cents, free by mail.



GREAT BRITAIN, it is said, has not for many years known a drought equal in duration and severity to that of the last summer. The drying up of the streams has, both there and on the Continent, interfered seriously with the work of the paper-mills. It is too early to measure the influence of these things on literature. The comparative meagreness of our present report is to be traced rather to the general disinclination of publishers to bring out their most solid and important works during the summer months.

There are a few books, however, among the recent publications which have attracted and will continue to attract not a little attention. Foremost among these we put a collection of " Essays, chiefly on Questions of Church and State from 1850–70," by A. P. Stanley, D. D., Dean of Westminster. In their theological and literary qualities these essays are eminently characteristic of their distinguished author, and are typical of one strong tendency in the Church of England. In their scientific and educational aspect, Huxley's " Lay Sermons, Addresses, and Reviews ” are no less significant. Another representative work is Sir Jolin Lubbock's " Origin of Civilization, and Primitive Condition of Man; Mental and Social Condition of Savages.” Probably nothing has appeared with reference to Keble which more fairly brings him out in his personality as well as in that wbich makes him an exponent of a school, than his recently published "Letters of Spiritual Council and Guidance."

The Collins Commertary is completed by the publication of Volume VI., in which Acts and Romans are edited by Dr. David Brown, of the Free Church College in Aberdeen, and the remaining books of the New Testament by one of his associate editors, Rev. A. R. Fausset, of York. The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge is bringing out a commentary on the New Testament, of which Part I., recently published, contains the four Gospels, with notes by Rev. W. W. How. The Cambridge Paragraph Bible, edited by Rev. F. H Scrivener, is completed by the publication of Part Il., which contains the Apocrypha and the New Testament. Part II. of volume VI. of Bishop Wordsworth's Commentary contains the minor prophets. Part II. of Didham's New Translation of the Psalms contains Psalms xxvi-xxxvi. T. K. Cheyne's "Isaiah Chronologically Arranged" is highly commended. In the same general department we note Baynes' " Horæ Lucanæ, a Biography of St. Luke;" Desprez' “John, or the Apocalypse of the New Testament;" Gatty's “Testimony of David, drawn from the Psalms of David;" Graham's “Lectures on Ephesians;" Cox's “Quest of the Chief Good, a Translation and Exposition of Ecclesiastes;" and Blunt's “Plain Account of the English Bible," etc.

Among the contributions to theological and ecclesiastical literature are Dawson's "Scripture Doctrine of the Holy Eucharist;" Cosin's “ Religion, Discipline, and Rites of the Church of England;" " Ecumenical Councils: a Course of Lectures” (mainly historical), by W. Urwick; "Letters from Rome on the Council,” by Quirinus, first and second series (a translation of very able correspondence of the Allgemeine Zeitung);" a translation of Liano's "Church of God and the Bishops ;' Reichel's "See of Rome in the Middle Ages; " Bungener's “ Rome and the Council in the Nineteenth Century;" Part II. of 'Bottala's “ Pope and the Church," treating (on the Catholic side) of the Infallibility of the Pope; A. O. Legge's "Growth of the Temporal Power of the Papacy;" Marriott's “ Testimony of the Catacombs and other Monuments of Christian Art concerning Questions of Doctrine now disputed in the Church;' Rose's “Ignatius Loyola and the Early Jesuits;" “ Religious Thought in Germany" (a collection of papers from the Times); W. Baur's “ Religious Life in Germany during the Wars of Independence;" Feuerbach's “Essence of Christianity;" Ritchie's "Religious Life of London;" Moon's "Soul's Inquiries Answered from the Words of Scripture ;" Dr. Vaughan's "Christ Satisfying the Instincts of Humanity;" “Journal of the General Convention of the Church of Ireland;" Juvian's “ Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism;" Church's "Life of St. Anselm ;" a new edition of Williams's " Fiji and the Fijians;" and "The Romance of Modern Missious” (published by the Religious Tract Society).

In philosophy, the most important book of the quarter is Professor J. Grote's “Examination of the Utilitarian Philosophy.” Part III. of Macvicar's Sketch of a Philosophy” is just issued; also an enlarged edition of Bosanquet's “ Logic;" a translation of Cousin on the “Philosophy of Kant;" Coleman's “Notes on Logic;" Hodgson's “Theory of Practice;" Morris's edition of Chaucer's translation of “Boethius;" and Ruskins's new "Lectures on Art."

In history and its kindred subjects we record the recent publication of Bollaert's " Wars of Succession of Portugal and Spain;" Cusack's “Student's Manual of Irish History;" " Letters of the First Earl of Malmesbury;" O'Callaghan's “ History of the Irish Brigades in the Service of France;" volumes V., VI., and VII. of Burton's " History of Scotland;" volume II. of Kaye's "History of the Sepoy War;" Richey's "Lectures on the History of Ireland;" Lewin's “Wild Races of Southeastern India;" Overall's “ Dictionary of Chronology;" Lloyd's "Peasant Life in Sweden;" and volume II. of Lenormant's Oriental History (published here by J. B. Lippincott & Co.). Macrae's “ Americans at Home;" Edwards' “Lives of the Founders of the British Museum ;" Part I. of the “Correspondence of J. Cosin " (Surtees Society); Ellis's “ Asiatic Affinities of the old Italians ;" Lelièvre's “Life of Rostan, the Alpine Missionary;" Millingen's “Wild Life

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among the Koords;" Adams' “ Trayels of a Naturalist in Japan and Manchuria;" Parkinson's “Ocean Telegraph to India;" Thornbury's “Tour round England ;" a new edition of Abbott's “Shakspearian, Grammar;" and O'Don. nell's "Mixed Education in Ireland," make up our more miscellaneous list.


The events of the last three months invest some of the publications of the preceding quarter with a peculiar interest; e.g., Bavoux' "France under Napoleon III., the Empire, and Parliamentary Government ;" Duc de Broglie's “Views on the Government of France;" Cherbuliez' “ Political Germany since the Peace of Prague (1866–70);" Prince de la Tour d'Auvergne's “Waterlooma Study of the Campaign of 1815;" Gouraud's "French Society and Democracy;" Guyho's "The Army: its History, its Future, its Organization, and its Legislation at Rome, in France, in Europe, and in the United States ;" Lehr's “Noble Alsace, followed by the Livre d'Or of the Patriciate of Strasburg;” " Campaigns of the Army of Africa," by the late Duke of Orleans, with Preface and Introduction by the Count of Paris and the Duke of Chartres; vol. II. of Delord's “ History of the Second Empire;" "The Battle-fields of the Valley of the Rhine," by the Duke of Chartres; Dauban's “Prisons of Paris in the Revolution ;' Berriat's “Revolutionary Justice-August, 1792;" and Hamel's “Outline of the History of the French Revolution.”

The theological and religious literature of the quarter presents little that is worthy of special note. The more important works are Abbé Bluteau's “Defence of Religion against Modern Rationalists," vols. I., II., and III.; Dardenne's " Theological Education in France" (2 vols.); Petitalot's “ Prayer: its Necessity, its Power, its Different Forms;" Coulin's “Vocatiou of the Christian;" Langeron's "Gregory VII. and the Beginnings of Ultramontane Doctrine;" “The Onomastica Sacra of Jerome," edited by De Lagarde; Baguenaut's " History of the Council of Trent;" Dupuy on “Free Will;" Abbé Feret's "God and the Human Spirit ;" a work by Bishop Kernaeret in exposition of the first fire chapters of Genesis, entitled “The Beginnings;" Kieplen's "Historical and Critical Commentary on the Apocalypse ;” Bishop Landriot on “ The Christian Spirit in the Teaching of the Sciences, Literature, the Arts, and in Intellectual and Moral Education;" Ramière's “Roman Doctrines concerning Liberalism;" Reville's “Teaching of Jesus Christ compared with that of his Disciples;" Sabatier's “ Apos.le Paul, an Outline of a History of his Thought;" Abbé Thiesson's · History of St. Cecilia ;" Sémérie's “ Positivists and Catholics ;" Guéranger on “ Pontifical Monarchy;" Cotel's “Principles of the Religious Life ;" Stræhlin's “ Essay on Montanism;" and Blanc's "Course of Ecclesiastical History."

We are compelled, for want of space, to defer till our next number much literary intelligence, respecting France and Germany, which was prepared and in type.

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