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INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVOUT LIFE. From the French of Saint Francis of Sales, Bishop and Princeof Geneva. A New Translation.

"A very beautiful edition" of S. Francis de Sales' * Devout Life:' a prettier little edition for binding, type, and paper, of a very great book is not often seen."— Church Review.

"The translation is a good one, and the volume is beautifully got up. It would sente admirably as a gift book to those who are able to appreciate so spiritual a writer as St. Francis."— Church Times.

"// has been the food and hope of countless souls ever since its first appearance two centuries and a half ago, ana it still ranks with Scupoli's 'Combattimento Spiritttale,' and Arvisenet's * Memoriale Vita* Sacerdotalis,' as among the very best works of ascetic theology. We are glad to commend this care

ful and convenient version to our readers."Union Review.

"We should be curious to know by haw many different hands 'The Devout Life' of S. Francis de Sales had been translated into English. At any rate, its popularity is so great that Messrs. R ivington have just issued another translation of it. The style is good, and the volume is of a most convenient size." John Bull.

To readers of religious treatises, this volume will be highly valued. The 'Introduction to the Devout Life'' is preceded by a sketch of the life of the author, and a dedicatory prayer of the author is also given."Public Opinion.

A PRACTICAL, TREATISE CONCERNING EVIL

THOUGHTS: wherein their Nature, Origin, and Effect are distinctly considered and explained, with many Useful Rules for restraining and suppressing such Thoughts; suited to the various conditions of Life, and the several tempers of Mankind, more especially of melancholy Persons. By William Chilcot, M.A.

"An elegant edition of an old devotional manual by a clergyman who was a rector in Exeter at the beginning of the last century. It seems to contain a great deal of valuable truth as to the sources of evil thoughts and the mode in which they may be expressed."— English Independent.

"The book is worthy of a careful perusalt

and is one which once known is likely to be recurred to again and again, a characteristic not always to be met with in works of our own day."—Record.

Messrs. Rivington have done all that Publishers could do to give strengthening matter a cheerful form."—Church Review.

THE ENGLISH POEMS OF GEORGE HERBERT, together

with his Collection of Proverbs, entitled Jacula Prudentum.

"This beautiful little volume will be found specially convenient as a pocket manual. The 1 yacuta Prudentum' or proverbs, deserve to be more widely known than they are at Present. In many copies of George Herbert's writings these quaint sayings have been unfortunately omitted."Rock.

"George Herbert is too much a household name to require any introduction. It will be sufficient to say that Messrs. Rivington have published a most compact and convenient edition of the poems and proverbs of this illustrious English divine."— English ChurchMan.

"An exceedingly pretty edition, the most attractive form we have yet seen from this delightful aut/wr, as a gift-book."—Union Review,

"A very beautiful edition of the quaint old English bard. All lovers of the 4 Holy' Herbert will be grateful to Messrs. Rivington for the care and pains they have bestowed in supplying them with this and withal convenient copy of poems so well knoivn ami so deservedly prized.''— Lon Don Q U A Rterly Review.

"A very tasteful little book, and will doubtless be acceptable to many."Record.

"We commend this little book heartily to our readers. It contains Herbert's English poems and the 'Jacula Prudentum,' in a very neat volume which does much credit to the publishers; it wilt, we hope, meet with extensive circulation as a choice gift-book at a moderate price"Christian Observer.

i2 iflessrs. lEttbingtmt's ijpublwatimis

NEW THEOLOGICAL DICTIONARY.

DICTIONARY OF DOCTRINAL AND HISTORICAL

THEOLOGY. By various writers. Edited by the Rev. John Henry Blunt, M.A., F.S.A. Editor of the Annotated Book of Common Prayer. Second Edition.

Complete in one volume of 833 pages, imperial &vo (equal to six 8vo volumes of 400 pages each), and printed in large readable type, 42*. or half-bound in morocco, 52*. 6d.

1. Nature Of The Work. This Dictionary consists of a series of original Essays (alphabetically arranged, and 575 in number) on all the principal subjects connected with the Doctrines of the Christian Church. Some idea of the subjects, and of the length of the articles, may be formed from the following titles of those which occupy the work from page 700 to page 720.

Sign. Spinozism. Suffragan.

Simony. Spirit. Sunday.

Sin. Spirit, The Holy. Supererogation.

Sinaitic Codex. Sponsors. Supernatural,

Socinianism. Subdeacons. Superstition,

Solifidianism. Sublapsarianism. Supralapsarianism.

Soul. Substance. Supremacy, Papal.

1. Object OF The Work. The writers of all the Essays have endeavoured to make them sufficiently exhaustive to render it unnecessary for the majority of readers to go further for information, and, at the same time, sufficiently suggestive of more recondite sources of Theological study, to help the student in following up his subjects. By means of a Table prefixed to the Dictionary, a regular course of such study may be carried out in its pages.

3. Principles Of The Work. The Editor and his coadjutors have carefully avoided any party bias, and consequently the work cannot be said to be either "High Church," "Low Church," or "Broad Church." The only bias of the Dictionary is that given by Revelation, History, Logic, and the literary idiosyncracy of each particular contributor. But the Editor has not attempted to assist the circulation of the book by making it colourless on the pretence of impartiality. Errors are freely condemned, and truths are expressed as if they were worth expressing; but he believes that no terms of condemnation which may be used ever transgress the bounds of Christian courtesy.

4. Part Of A Series. The Dictionary of Theology is complete in itself, but it is also intended to form part of a Series, entitled, "A Summary of Theology," of which the second volume, "A Dictionary of Sects, Heresies, and Schools of Thought," is in the press.

"Tahen as a whole the articles art the worh of practised writers, and welt informed and solid theologians. . . . lVe hnow no booh 0/ its size and bulh which supplies the information here given at all; far less which supplies it in an arrangement so accessible, with a completeness of information so thorough, and with an ability in the treatment of profound subjects so great. Or. Hooh's most useful volume is a worh of high calibre, but it

is the worh of a single mind. We have here a wider range of thought from a greater variety of sides. We hare here also the worh of men wl10 evidently hnow what they write about, and are somewhat more profound (to say the least), than the writers of the current Dictionaries of Sects and Heresies."GuarDian.

"Mereantiquarianism. however interesting, has little place in it. But for all practical ittessts. fUbington's publications 13 i4 ittcssrs. ISibmgton's gublicati0ns

Purposes its historical articles are excellent. They are 0/ course, and 0/ necessity, a good deal condensed, yet t/tey are 'wonderfully complete; see for example such articles as 1 Atheism,1 'Cabbala' 'Calvinism* * Canonization* 'Convocations,' 'Evangelical,' 'Fathers,' 'Infant Baptism* 6r*c., &c. But the strength of the book lies in the theology Proper, and herein more particularly in what one may call the metaphysical side ofdoctrine: see the articles on 'Conceptualism,' ' Doubt* 'Dualism,' ' Election," Eternity* 'Everlasting Punishment * 'Fatalism,* and the like, li^e mention these as characteristic of the book. At the same time other more practical matters are fully dealt "with. There are excellent ami elaborate papers on such words as 'Eucharist * 'Confession,' 'Btotxt,' 'Cross,' 'Antichrist,' to say nothing oft/ie host oj minor matters on which it is most convenient to be able to turn to a book which gives you at a glance t/te pith of a whole library in a column or a Page. Thus it will be obvious that it takes a very much wider range than any undertaking of thesamekt'nd in our language; and that to those of our clergy who have not the fortune to spend in books, and would not have the leisure to use them if they possessed them, it will be the most serviceable and reliable substitute for a large library we can think of. And in many cases, while keeping strictly within its province as a Dictionary, it contrives to be marvellously suggestive of thought and reflections, which a serious minded man will take with him and ponder over for his own elaboration and future use. As an example of this we may refer to the whole article on Doubt. It is treated of under the successive heads of,—(1) its nature; (2) its origin; {3) the history of the principal periods of Doubt; (4) the consciousnessor actual experience of Doubt, and how to deal with its different phases and kinds; (5} the relations 0/Doubt to action and to belief To explain a little we will here quote a paragraph or two, which may not be unacceptable to our readers. . . . The variety of the references given in the course of this article, and at its conclusion, show haw carefully the writer has thought out and studied his subject in its various manifestations in many various minds, and illustrate very forcibly how much reading goes to a very small amount oj space in anything worth the name oj 'Dictionary of Theology* We trust most sincerely that the book may be largely used. For a present to a clergyman on his ordination, or from a parishioner to his pastor, it would be most appropriate. It may indeed be called 'a box of tools for a working clergyman'**Literary Churchman.

"Seldom has an English work of equal magnitude been so permeated with Catholic instincts, and at the same time seldom has a work on theology been kept so jree from t/te drift of rhetorical incrustation. Of course it is not meant that alt these remarks apply in their full extent to ez>ery article. In a great Dictionary there are compositions, as in a great house there are vessels, of various kimis. Some of these at a future day may be replaced by others more substantial in their build, more proportionate in their outline, and more elabomte in their detail. But admitting all this, tlte whole remains a home to which the student will constantly recur, sure to find

spacious chambers, substantialfurniture, and {which is most important) no stinted light."Church Review.

"The second andfinal instalment of Mr. Blunt* s useful Dictionary, itselj but apart of a more comprehensive plan, is nowbefore the public, and jully sustains the mainly favourable impression created by the appearance of the first Part. Within the sphere it has marked outfir itself, no equally useful book of reference exists in English for the elucidation oj theological problems. . , . Entries which display much care, research, and judgment in compilation, and which will make the task oj the parish priest who is brought face to face with any of the practical questions which they involve far easier than has been hitherto. The very fact that tkeutterances are here and there someivhat more guarded and hesitating than quite accords with our judgment, is a gain in so far as it protects the work from the charge of inculcating extreme views, and will thus secure its admission in many places where moderation is accounted the crowning grace* Church Times.

"The writers who are at work on t't are scholars and theologians, and earnest defenders of the Christian faith. '1 hey evidently holdfast thefundamental doctrines oj Christianity, and have the religious instruction of tlie rising ministry at heart, bloreover, their scheme is a noble one; it does credit not only to t/teir learning and zeal, but also to their tact and discretion. *London QuarTerly Review.

"Infinitely the best book of the kind in the language; and, if not the best conceivable, it is ferhaps the best we are rz>er likely to see within its compass as to size and scope. Accurate and succinct in statement, it may safely be trusted as a handbook as regards facts, while in our judgment, this second part still maintains the cluiracter we gave the first, namely, of showing most ability in its way of treating the more abstract and metaphysical side oj theological questions. The liturgical articles also in this part deserve especial mention. The book is sure to make its own way by sheer force of usefulness."Literary Churchman.

"// is not open to doubt that this work, of which the second and concluding part has just been issued, is in every sense a valuable and important one, Mr. Blunf s Dictionary is a most acceptable addition to English theological literature. Its general style is terse and vigorous. Whilst its pages are free from wordiness, there is none oj undue condensation which, under the plea of judicious brevity. z>t m'ls a mere empty jotting down offamiliar statements [and mis-statements^, at second or, it may be, third handfrom existing works. Dean Hook's wetl-knoivn Dictionary makes the nearest approach to the one now before us, but Mr. Blunt s is decidedly t/te better of the two."English Churchman.

"It will be foutui of admirable service to all students of theology^ as advancing and maintaining the Church s vieivs on all subjects as fall within the range of fair argument anc inquiry. It is not often that a work of so comprehensive and so profound a nature is marked to the very end by so many signs 0/ wide and careful research, sound criticism, and welt-founded and well-expressed belief— Standard.

SERMONS. By Henry Melvill, Chaplain in Ordinary to the Queen. 5*. each. Sold separately.

"Messrs. Rivington have published very opportunely, at a time when Churchmen are thinhing with satisfaction of the uew blood infused into the Chapter of St. Paul" s, sermons by Henry Melvill, who in his day was as celebrated as a preacher as is Canon Liddon now. The sermons are not only couched in elegant language, out are replete with matter which the younger clergy would do well to study"John Bull.

"Henry MehnlTs intellect was large, his imagination brilliant, his ardour intense, and his style strong, fervid, and picturesque. Often he seemed to glow with the inspiration of a prophet."—American Quarterly Church Review.

"It would be easy to quote portions of exceeding beauty and power. It was not, however, the charm of style, nor wealth of words, both which Canon Melvill possessed in so great abundance, that he relied on to win souls; but the power and spirit of Him who said, 'I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men to Me. Record.

"Every one who can remember the days when Canon Melvill was the preacher of the day, will be glad to see these four-and-twenty of his sermons so nicely reproduced. His Ser

B.D., late Canon of St. Paul's, and New Edition. Two vols. Crown 8vo.

mons were all the result of real study and genuine reading, with far more theology in them than those of many who mahe much more profession of theology. There are sermons here which we can personally remember; it has been a pleasure to us to be reminded of them, and we are glad to see them brought before the present generation. We hope that they may be studied, for they deserve it thoroughly. 'Literary Churchman.

'Pew preachers have had more admirers than the Rev. Henry Melvill, and the new edition of his Sermons, in two volumes, will doubtless find plenty of purchasers. The sermons abound in thought, and the thoughts are couched in English which is at once elegant in construction and easy to read."Church Times.

"The Sermons of Canon Melvill, now republished tn two handy volumes, need only to be mentioned to be sure of a hearty welcome. Sound learning, well weighed words, calm and heen logic, and solemn devoutness, marh the whole series of masterly discourses, which embrace some of the chief doctrines of the Church, and set them forth in clear and Scriptural strength"—-standard.

A HELP TO CATECHISING. Por the Use of Clergymen, Schools, and Private Families. By James Beaven, D.D., Professor of Divinity in the University of Toronto. New Edition. 18mo. 2s.

THE FIRST BOOK OP COMMON PRAYER OP EDWARD

VI., and the Ordinal of 1549, together with the Order of the Communion, 1548. Reprinted entire, and Edited by the Rev. Henry Baskerville Walton, M.A., late Fellow and Tutor of Merton College. With an Introduction by the Rev. Peter Goldsmith Mbdd, M.A., Senior Fellow and Tutor of University College, Oxford. Small 8vo. 6t.

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desirous of understanding the principles oj* those who originated the reform of our public Services."Church News.

"The more that English Churchmen become acquainted with the Reformed Prayer Booh, as our English Divines reformed it, apart from the meddling of foreigners—i.e., the better people became acquainted with 'Edward vTs first booh,' the better both for themselves and for the English Church at large. We are therefore delighted to welcome this handy and handsome reprint, with which every pains has been tahen to mahe it as accurate as possible.' "—literary ChurchMan.

"Mr. Walton deserves the very best thanhs of Anglican Churchmen, for putting this most important volume within their reach in so convenient andhandsonteaform."Church Review.

INSTRUCTIONS POR THE USB OP CANDIDATES FOR

HOLY ORDERS, And of the Parochial Clergy; with Acts of Parliament relating to the same, and Forms proposed to be used. By Christopher Hodgson, M.A., Secretary to the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty. Ninth Edition, Revised and Enlarged. 8vo. l6s.

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THE PRAYER BOOK INTERLEAVED; With Historical Illustrations and Explanatory Notes arranged parallel to the Text. By the Rev. W. M. Campion, D.D., Fellow and Tutor of Queen's College, and Rector of St. Botolph's, and the Rev. W. J. Beamont, M.A., late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. With a Preface by the Lord Bishop Of Ely. Sixth Edition. Small 8vo. Js. 6d.

A PLAIN ACCOUNT OP THE ENGLISH BIBLE. From the Earliest Times of its Translation to the Present Day. By John Henry Blunt, M.A., Vicar of Kennington, Oxford; Editor of "The Annotated Book of Common Prayer." &c. Crown 8vo. 3*. 6d.

ANCIENT HYMNS. From the Roman Breviary. For Domestic Use every Moming and Evening of the Week, and on the Holy Days of the Church. To which are added, Original Hymns, principally of Commemoration and Thanksgiving for Christ's Holy Ordinances. By Richard Mant, D.D., sometime Lord Bishop of Down and Connor. New Edition. Small 8vo. 5*.

"Real poetry wedded to words that breathe have no hesitation in awarding the palm to the the purest and the sweetest spirit of Christian latter, theformer are an evidence of the earlidevotion. The translationsfrom the old Latin est germs of that yearning of the devout mind Hymnal are close and faithful renderings."for something better than Tate and Brady, Standard. and which is now so richly supplied'."—church

"As a Hymn writer Bishop Mant deserv- Times. edly occupies a prominent place in the esteem "This valuable manual will be of great

of Churchmen, and we doubt not that many assistance to alt compilers of Hymn-oooks. will be the readers who will welcome this new The translations are graceful, clear, and edition of his translations and original com- forcible, and the original hymns deserve the positions*'English Churchman. highest praise. Bishop Mant has caught the

"A netv edition of Bishop Mant's 'Ancient very spirit of trite psalmody, his metre flows Hymns from the Roman Breviary' forms a musically, and there is a tuneful ring in his handsome tittle volume, and it is interesting verses which especially adapts them for conto compare some of these translations with the gregational singing."Rock. more modern ones of our own day. While we

PARISH MUSINGS; OR, DEVOTIONAL POEMS. By John S. B. Monsell, LL.D., Rural Dean, and Rector of St. Nicholas, Guildford. Fine Edition. Small 8vo. 5*. Cheap Edition, l8mo, limp cloth, is. bd.\ or in Cover, Is.

ENGLISH NURSERY RHYMES. Translated into French. By John Roberts, M.A., Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Square i6mo. 2s. 6d.

SACRED ALLEGORIES. Illustrated Edition. By the Rev. W.
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