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A SHADOW OF DANTE. Being an Essay towards Studying Himself, his World, and his Pilgrimage. By Maria Francesca ROSSKTTI. With Illustrations. Crown 8vo. Ioj. 6d.

"The 'Shadow of Dante' is a Tv* I {-conceived and inviting volumet designed to re* commend the ' Divina Com media to English readers, and io facilitate the study and comprehension of its contents"Athknaum.

"And it is in itself a true worh of art, a whole finely conceived, and carried out with sustained power,one of those reproductions and adumbrations of great works, in which mere servile copying disappears, and which are only possible to a mind which, however inferior to its original, is yet of the same order and temperament, with an unusual faculty for taking the impressions of that otiginat and reflecting them undimmed. It is much to say of a volume like this. But it is not too much to say, when, after going through it, we consider the thorough knowledge of the subject shown in it, the patient skill with which the intricate and Puzzling arrangements of the poem, full of what we call the conceits and puzzles of the contemporary philosophy, are unravelled and made intelligible; the discrimination and high principle with which so ardent a lover of the great Poet blames his excesses; the high and noble Christian faith which responds to his; and, lastly, the gift of eloquent speech, keen, rich, condensed, expressive, which seems to have passed into the writer from the loving study of the greatest master in his own tongue of all the inimitable harmonies of language the tenderest, the deepest, the most awful."Guardian.

"The work introduces us not merely to the

author's life and the political and ecclesiastical
conjunctures under which he lived, but io the
outlines of the Catholicised systems of ethics,
astronomy, and geography which he inter-
preted in classifying his spirits and assigning
them their dwellings; as also to the drift of
his leading allegories; and finally, to the
general conduct of his poemwhich is amply
illustrated by citations from the most literal
verse translations. We find the volume
furnished with useful diagrams of the Dant-
esque universe, of Hell, Purgatory, and the
* Rose of the Blessed,' and adorned with a
beautiful group of the likenesses of the poet,
and with symbolic figures (on the binding) in
which the taste and execution of Mr. D. G.
Rossetti will be recognised. The exposition
appears to us remarkably well arranged and
digested; the author's appreciation of Dante's
religious sentiments ana opinions is peculiarly
hearty, and her style refreshingly independent
and original."Pall Mall Gazette.

"It bears traces throughout of having been due to a patient, loving ana appreciative study of the great Poet, as he is exhibited, not merely in the * Dtvina Commedia,' but in his other writings. The result has been a book which is not only delightful in itself to read, but is admirably adapted as an encouragement to those students who wish to obtain a preliminary survey of the land before they attempt to follow Dante through his long and arduous pilgrimage. Of all poets Dante stands most in need of such assistance as this book offers'* —saturday Review.

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A DEVOTIONAL COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL

NARRATIVE. By the Rev. Isaac Williams, B.D., formerly Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford. A New and uniform Edition. In Eight vols. Crown 8vo. $s. each.

THOUGHTS ON THE STUD V OF

THE HOL Y GOSPELS. Characteristic Differences in the Four Gospels.

Our Lord's Manifestations of Himself. The Rule of Scriptural Interpretation

furnished by our Lord. Analogies of the Gospel. Mention of Angels in the Gospels. Places of ou r Lord's Al >ode and M inist ry. Our Lord's Mode of Dealing with His

Apostles. Conclusion.

A HARMONY OF THE FOUR
EVANGELISTS.
Our Lord's Nativity.
Our Lord's Ministry—Second Year.
Our Lord's Ministry—Third Year.
The Holy Week.
Our Lord's Passion.
Our Lord's Resurrection.

OUR LORD'S NA TJVITY.
The Birth at Bethlehem.
The Baptism in Jordan.
The First Passover.

OUR LOR TPS MINISTRY.

sECOND YEAR. The Second Passover. Christ with the Twelve. The Twelve sent forth.

"There is not a better companion to be found for the season than the beautiful 'Devotional Commentary on the Gospel Narrative,'by the Rev. 1 suae Williams. . . . A rich mine for devotional and theological study."—Guardian.

"So infinite arc the depths and so innumerable the beauties of Scripture, and more particularly of the Gospels, that there is some difficulty in describing the manifold excellences of Williams' exquisite Commentary. Deriving its profound appreciation of Scripture from the writings of the early Fathers, it is only what every student hnows must be true to say that it extracts a whole wealth of meaning from each sentence, each apparently faint allusion, each word in the text."Church Review.

"Stands absolutely alone in our English literature; there is, we should say, no chance of its being superseded by any better booh of its hind; and its merits are of the very highest order."—LiTERaitv Churchman.

"// would be difficult to select a more useful present, at a smalt cost, than this series would be to a young man on his first entering into Holy Orders, and many, no doubt, will avail themselves of the republication of these useful volumes for this purpose. There is an abundance of sermon material to be drawn from any one of them."Church Times.

OUR LORD'S MINISTRY.

THIRD YEAR. Teaching in Galilee. Teaching at Jerusalem. Last Journey from Galilee to Jerusalem.

THE HOL Y WEEK.
The Approach to Jerusalem.
The Teaching in the Temple.
The Discourse on the Mount of Olives.
The Last Supper.

OUR LORD'S PASSION.
The Hour of Darkness.
The Agony.
The Apprehension.
The Condemnation.
The Day of Sorrows.
The Hall of Judgment.
The Crucifixion.
The Sepulture.

OUR LORD'S RESURRECTION.

The Day of Days.

The Grave Visited.

Christ Appearing.

The Going to Emmaus.

The Forty Days.

The Apostles Assembled.

The Lake in Galilee.

The Mountain in Galilee.

The Return from Galilee.

"This is, in the truest sense of the word, a 'Devotional Commentary' on the Gospel narrative, opening out everywhere, as it does, the spiritual beauties and blessedness ofthe Divine message; but it is something more than this, it meets difficulties almost by anticipation, and throtvs the light of learning over some of the very darhest passages in the New Testament. "Rocr.

"The author has shilfully compared and blended the narratives of the different Gospels, so as to give a synoptical view of the history; and though the commentary is called 'devotional,' it is scholarly and suggestive in other respects. The size of the worh, extending, as it does, over eight volumes, may deter purchasers and readers; but each volume is complete in itself, and we recommend students to taste a sample of the author's quality. Some things they may question; but the volumes are really a helpful and valuable addition to our stores."Freeman.

"The high and solemn verities of the Saviour's sufferings and death are treated with great reverence and ability. The thorough devoutness which pervades the booh commends it to our heart. There is much to instruct and help the believer in the Christian life, no matter to what section of ihe Church he may belong."—Watchman.

THE STAR OF CHILDHOC

Instruction for Children. Compiled
Carter, M.A., Rector of Clewer,
from Engravings by Fra ANGELICO.

"All the Instructions, all of ike Hymns, and most of the Prayers here are e xcellent. A nd token ive use tke cautionary expression ' most of tke,' S*c, we do not mean to imply tkat all tke prayers are not excellent in themselves, but only to express a doubt whether in some cases they may not be a little too elaborate for children. Of course it by no means follows that when you use a book you are to use equally every portion of it: wkat does not suit one may suit a score of others, and this book is clearly compiled on tke comprehensive ;*r/«t7^/f. But to give a veracious verdict on tke book it is needful to mention this. We need hardly say tkat it is well worth buying, and of a very high order of merit"Litbkary ChurchMan.

"Messrs. Rivington kare sent us a manual of prayers for children, called ' The Star of Childhood,' edited by the Rev. T. T. Carter, a very full collection, including instruction as well as devotion, and a judicious selection of hymns."Church Review.

"Tke Rev. T. T. Carter, of Clewer, has put forth a muck needed and excellent book of devotions for little children, called ' The Star of Childhood.' We think it fair to tell our rcatiers, that in it they will find that for children wko have lost a near relative a short commemorative prayer is provided; but we most earnestly hope that even by those who are not willing to accept this usage, the book will not be rejected, Jor it is a most valuable one.9 Monthly Packet.

"One amongst tke books before us deserves esfecial notice, entitled ' The Star of Childhood,' and edited by the Rev. T. T. Carter: it is eminently adapted for a New Year's Gift. It is a manual of prayer for children, with hymns, litanies, and instructions. Some of the hymns are illustrative of our Lord's life; and to these are added reduced copies from engravings of Fra Angelica."Penny Post.

)D. A First Book of Prayers and
by a Priest. Edited by the Rev. T. T.
Berks. With Six Illustrations, reduced
Royal i6mo. 2s. 6d.

"Supposing a eld Id to be capable of using a devotional manual, the book before us is, in its general structure, as good an attempt to meet the want as could have been Put forth. In the first place it succeeds, where so many like efforts fait, in the matter of simplicity. The language is quite within tke compass of a young child; that is to say, it is such as a young child can be made to understand', for we do not suppose that the book is intended to be put directly into his hands, but through the hands of an instructor."—church Bells.

'* To tke same hand which gave us tke 'Treasury of Devotion' we are indebted for this beautiful tittle manual for children. Beginning with prayers suited to the comprehension of tke youngest, it contains devotions, litanies, hymns, and instructions, carefully proportioned to tfie gradually increasing powers of a child's mind from tke earliest years, until confirmation. Tkis little book cannot fail to influrnce for good tke impressible hearts of children, and we hope that ere long it wilt be in tke kands of all those wko are blessed with Catholic-minded parents. It is beautifully got uf, ami is rendered more attractive by the capital engravings of Fra Angelica's pictures ofscenes of our Lord s childhood. God-parents could scarcely find a more appropriate gift for their God-children than this, or one tkat is more likely to lead them to a knowledge of the truth."—Church Union Gazettk.

"' The Star of Childlwod* is a first book of Prayers and instruction for children, compiled by a Priest, and edited by the Rev. T. T. Carter, rector of Cletver. It is a very careful compilation, and the name of its editor is a warrant for its devotional tone"GuarDian.

"A handsomely got up and attractive volume, with several good illustrations from Fra Angelica's most famous paintings."Union Review.

BY THE SAME COMPILER AND EDITOR.

THE TREASURY OF DEVOTION: A Manual of Prayers for General and Daily Use. Fourth Edition. Imperial 32mo, is. (3d.; limp cloth, is. Bound with the Book of Common Prayer, 3*. 6d.

THE WAY OF LIFE: A Book of Prayers and Instruction for the Young (at School). Imperial 32mo, is. 6d.

THE GUIDE TO HEAVEN: A Book of Prayers for every Want. For the Working Classes. Third Edition. Crown 8vo, is. 6d.; limp cloth, is.

THE PATH OF HOLINESS: A First Book of Prayers, with the Service of the Holy Communion, for the Young. With Illustrations. Crown i6mo, is. 6d. ; limp cloth, is.

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THE LIFE OF JUSTIFICATION. A Series of Lectures delivered in Substance at All Saints', Margaret Street, in Lent, 1870. By the Rev. George Body, B.A., Rector of Kirkby Misperton. Second Edition. Crown 8vo. 4*. 6d.

"On the whale we have rarely met with a more clear, intelligible and persuasive state' ment 0f the truth as regards the important topics on which the volume treats. Sermon II. in particular, will strihe every one by its eloquence and beauty, but we scarcely lihe to specify it, lest in praising it we should seem to disparage the other portions of this admirable little worh"—Church Times.

"The Rev. George Body, who has acquired a considerable reputation as a preacher of the mission type, gives to the general public the series oflectures on ' The Life of Justification* which he delivered at All-Saints, Margaret Street, in Lent 1870. These discourses show that their autlwr'sposition is due to something more and higher than mere fluency, gesticulation, and flexibility of voice. He appears as having drunh deeply at the fountain of St. Augustine, and as understanding how to translate the burning words of that mighty genius into the current language of to-day,"— Union Review.

"That Mr. Body has made his marh as a preacher everybody that hnows anything about the worh of the Church of England is fully aware; but it is not everybody who hnows now or why this is the case. The volume before us will, however, sufficiently account for it to those who hitherto have failed to understand the power which he has unquestionably exercised oz>er such large numbers of people. There is real power in these sermons:—power, real power, and plenty of it. . . . There is such a moral voraciousness about him, such a profound and ever- mastering belief that Christ has proved a bona-fide cure for unholiness, and such an intensity of eagerness to lead others to seeh and profit by that means of attaining the true sanctity which alone can enter Heaventhat we wonder not at the crowds which hang upon his preaching, nor at the success of his fervid appeals to the human conscience. If any one doubts our verdict, let him buy this volume. No one will regret itsperusal."—Literary Churchman.

SELF-RENUNCIATION. From the French, the Rev. T. T. Carter, M.A., Rector of Clewer.

With Introduction by Crown 8vo. 6*.

"It is excessively difficult to review or criticise, in detail, a booh of this hind, and yet its abounding merits, its Practicalness, its searching good sense and thoroughness, and its frequent beauty, too, mahe us wish to do something more than announce its publication. < . . . The style is eminently clear, free from redundance and prolixity."Literary Churchman.

"Few save Religious and those brought into immediate contact with them are, in all probability, acquainted with the French treatise of Guiltori, a portion of which is now, for thefirst time we believe, done into English. . . . . Hence the suitableness of such a

booh as this for those who, in the midst of their families, are endeavouring to advance in the spiritual life. Hundreds of devout souls living in the world have been encouraged and helfed by such boohs as Dr. Neale's 'Sermons preached in a Religious House.' For such the present worh will be found appropriate, while for Religious themselves it will be invaluable." Church Times.

"A most successful attempt to adapt the higher lessons of what is called the religious life to the daily and ordinary Christian course, and its lessons are full of nervous power.'"—Church Review.

ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM'S LITURGY. Translated by H. C. Romanoff, Author of "Sketehes of the Rites and Customs of the GrecoRussian Church," &c. With Illustrations. Square crown 8vo. 4*. 6d.

"The clever author of' Shetches of the Rites and Customs of the Greco-Russian Church' has given us a very interesting description of the various ceremonies connected with 'The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.' It is rather an explanation than a translation of the Liturgy, and may be profitably studied in connection with Dr. Neale s worh on the Liturgies of the East. The illustrations afford considerable help in understanding the text, and the style is so attractive that it will win many readers who might shrinh from aformal liturgical treatise."—church Times.

"M. Romanoff gives a translation of the Liturgy of Chrysostom, with explanatory remarhs derived chiefly from Russian manuals,

JOHN WESLEY'S PLACE IN CHURCH HISTORY, determined with the aid of Facts and Documents unknown to, or unnoticed by, his Biographers. By R. Denny Urlin, M.R.I. A., of the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-Law, ete. "With a New and Authentic Portrait. Small 8vo. 5*. 6d.

in the booh now before us. It is written for the general reader, and does not irofrss to give all the words of the office, nor does it describe the rite with that minuteness which would mahe the booh one of reference for liturgical students. But these characteristics mahe the booh more interesting to a wider circle of readers; and in these days of easy travelling, when so large a number of Englishmen are not content with the old-fashioned traditional visit to Switzerland or the Rhine, but prefer visiting more distant lands, there must be an increasing number of travellers to whom this booh would be a very useful guide."Athen

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BIBLE READINGS FOR FAMILY PRAYER. By the Rev. W.

H. Ridley. M.A., Rector of Hambleden. Crown 8vo.

Old Testament—Genesis and Exodus. 2s.

XT _ . . I St. Luke and St. John. 2s.
New Testament, j S( Matthew and £t Mark. „,

The Four Gospels, in one volume, y. 6d.

HOUSEHOLD THEOLOGY: A Handbook of Religious Information respecting the Holy Bible, the Prayer Book, the Church, the Ministry, Divine Worship, the Creeds, &c., &c. By John Henry Blunt, M.A. New Edition. Small 8vo. y. 6d.

SERMONS FOR CHILDREN ; being Thirty-three short Readings, addressed to the Children of S. Margaret's Home, East Grinstead. By the Rev. J. M. Neale, D.D., late Warden of Sackville College. Second Edition. Small 8vo. y. 6d.

A MANUAL OF CONFIRMATION, Comprising—I. A General Account of the Ordinance. 2. The Baptismal Vow, and the English Order of Confirmation, with Short Notes, Critical and Devotional. 3. Meditations and Prayers on Passages of Holy Scripture, in connexion with the Ordinance. With a Pastoral Letter instructing Catechumens how to prepare themselves for their first Communion. By Edward Meyrick Goulburn, D.D. Dean of Norwich. Ninth Edition. Small Svo. is. 6d.

THE REFORMATION OP THE CHURCH OP ENGLAND:

its History, Principles, and Results, A.D. 1514-1547. By John Henry Blunt, M.A., Vicar of Kennington, Oxford. Second Edition. 8vo. 16s.

"The reader will gladly achnowledge the impartiality of treatment and liberality of tone which are conspicuous in every page. It is distinctly a learned booh. The author is not a second-hand retailer of facts; he is a painstahing, conscientious student, who derives his hnowledge from original sources* We have said that he does not command a brilliant style; but he is by no means a dull writeron the contrary, he is always readable, sometimes very interesting, and shows considerable shill in the grouping and arrangement 0f his facts"—TlmBS.

"Mr. Blunt gives us, in this volume, an instalment history of the Reformation, in the just proportions of a history, and written carefully from contemporary documents and evidence . . . with scholarly hnowledge, with an independent judgment, and with careful support given to each statement by quotation of evidence. AndAfr. B tun t has given greater effect to his narrative by a shilfuldivision and grouping of his subjects. Undoubtedly, he writes upon very definite views and principles,

but those views and principles are not forced upon the facts, but are educed from them as their necessary results. The true account, indeed, of his booh is, that it is a shetch of the reign of Henry VIII, in its theological changes, which proves in detail the Church view of those changes. And if that view is the true view, how can a true history do otherwise f The merit of a history is, that it allows facts to evolve views, and does not pervert or conceal facts in order to force upon them preconceived views of its own. And when we characterize Mr. Blunts volume as stating the Church's case throughout, we conceive it to be an ample justification to say that if he is to relate the facts fairly he could not do otherwise; that he fairly alleges the facts, and the facts prove his case. We hold the booh, then, to be a solid and valuable addition to our Church history, just because it does in the main establish the Church case, and bring it ably and clearly before the public, upon unanswerable evidence, impartially ana on the whole correctly stated. Guardian.

PAROCHIAL AND PLAIN SERMONS. By John Henry Newman, B. D., formerly Vicar of St. Mary's, Oxford. Edited by the Rev. W. J. Copeland, Rector of Famham, Essex. From the Text of the last Editions published by Messrs. Rivington. In 8 vols. Crown 8vo. y. each. Sold separately.

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