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it will prove a valuable closet companion, and repay them for its perusal by assisting their devotion, and increasing their adoration and love of their divine Lord. And we cannot help recommending it also to poor ministers whose libraries are scantily furnished, and to village preachers especially, as containing, in no very extensive compass, a large amount of very valuable matter.

An Elementary Course of Biblical Theology, Translated from the

Work of Professors Storr and Flatt, with Additions. By S. S. Schmucker, D.D. Reprinted from the Second American Edition. 1836. London : Ward and Co.

The enterprising publishers of this work are entitled to the grateful acknowledgment of the ministers and theological students of Great Britain, for having presented them at the cheap cost of six shillings, with so neat and handsome a reprint of one of the best German works. It is somewhat mortifying to our selfishness to have obtained recently a copy of the American edition, in two octavo volumes, at a price several times greater than that at which the work is here offered. Nevertheless, we rejoice at the facilities thus afforded to our fellow students in the noblest and best of all sciences, and strongly recommend their immediately procuring a copy of the work. It is printed with great accuracy in a legible type, and will form an invaluable addition to their libraries. Messrs. Storr and Flatt were amongst the most eminent and scriptural theologians of their day. They sustained the cause of orthodoxy for upwards of twenty years, and published from time to time the most able replies to the several systems of infidelity which sprung up in Europe. Having been harassed by metaphysical, and speculative, and infidel systems of pretended Christianity, they were taught the absolute necessity of building their faith exclusively on the word of God ; and the present work is purely of this biblical character. It is confined to the doctrines which are taught in the sacred volume totidem verbis.' Such is the testimony borne by the learned translator, and to its general correctness we fully assent.

The Imperial Classics. The Chronicles of Enquerrand De Monstre

let. Johnes's Translation. A New Edition, with Notes and Illustrations. Parts 1.-VII. London: W. Smith.

In our notice of Froissart's Chronicles in November last, we announced the commencement of the publication of this work, and now recur to it, simply to report progress, and to keep it before our readers. It is brought out in the same convenient form and elegant style, as its predecessor, and will be eagerly sought after by all who are interested in the graphic sketchings, and life-like portraitures, of the fathers of modern history. We trust that the enterprising publisher will meet with due encouragement from the public, and shall be happy to contribute our utmost to this end.

An Historical and Descriptive Account of British America ; com

prising Canada, Upper and Lower, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, the Bermudas, and the Fur Countries. To which is added a Full Detail of the Principles and best Modes of Emigration. By Hugh Murray, F.R.S.E. With Illustrations of the Natural History by James Wilson, F.R.S.E., R. K. Greville, LL.D., and Professor Traill, Six Maps by Wright, and Ten Engravings by Jackson. Three volumes. Edin. burgh: Oliver and Boyd.

These volumes form part of the Edinburgh Cabinet Library, and are admirably adapted to sustain the well earned reputation of that work. Their execution is such as the talent engaged in their preparation would have led us to expect. The utmost diligence, combined with considerable skill and multifarious information, is apparent in every page, and has left little to be effected by subsequent writers. In the present state of British America such volumes are invaluable.

The Pilgrim's Progress : in Two Parts. By John Bunyan. With

Original Notes by the Rev. Thomas Scott. Eighth Edition. London : L. and G. Seeley. 1840.

Another elegant edition of a work which cannot be too widely circulated, or too frequently read. The Illustrations are numerous and appropriate, and the whole 'getting up' of the volume, is highly creditable to the publishers. The Notes of the late estimable Thomas Scott are a valuable addition to the work.

Extracts from Holy Writ, and Various Authors, intended as Helps to

Meditation and Prayer, principally for Soldiers and Seamen. By Captain Sir Nesbit ). Willoughby. London : T. H. Cox.

This volume is printed by its benevolent compiler for gratuitous circulation, and must carry with it the best wishes and earnest prayers of every Christian mind. The extracts, which are given without systematic arrangement, are well adapted to the pious purpose for which they have been selected, and may be beneficially circulated among all classes.

The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul ; illustrated in a

Course of Serious and Practical Addresses. By Philip Doddridge, D.D. With an Introductory Essay by John Foster. Private Thoughts on Religion, and Other Subjects Connected with it.

By the Rev. Thomas Adam. With an Introductory Essay by Daniel Wilson, D.D. Glasgow : W. Collins.

We need say nothing more in commendation of these works, than that the first is published at eighteen-pence, and the second at tenpence. Such a fact would have astonished our fathers, and may well

elicit our gratitude. Throughout the whole range of English theological literature, we are acquainted with no treatise which displays a profounder insight into our nature, a more thorough acquaintance with the various forms of religious conviction, or a deeper and more penetrating sympathy with the wants and perplexities of the human heart, than Mr. Foster's Introduction to Doddridge's work. We earnestly commend it to the thoughtful and repeated perusal of our young friends.

Memoirs of Felix Neff, John F. Oberlin, and Bernard Overberg.

Translated from the German by Mrs. Sydney Williams. Bristol : Wright and Albright.

These three memoirs, collected in one volume, and published at the low price of eighteen-pence, will be welcomed by a large class of readers.

NOTE TO ARTICLE V., DECEMBER, 1839.

We have received a letter from the author of Jethro,' directing our attention to the following sentence in the advertisement of the Congregational Union, offering the two prizes of which our respected correspondent obtained the first. While all other religious and literary qualities of the essays will receive due attention in deciding on their respective merits, especial regard will be paid, in awarding the prizes, to the PRACTICAL PLANs they may set forth, as practical results are especially contemplated in the whole procedure.' " From this announcement 'you will find,' says our correspondent, that 'practical plans' receive all the emphasis that small caps can impart, and are announced as constituting that on which the adjudication will wholly turn. On this principle wholly · Jethro' was written, and on this principle it was honored with the first place. There is force undoubtedly in this defence, and we frankly acknowledge that, if the suggestion of the Union had been present to our minds at the time, we should have worded one or two of our sentences somewhat differently. Without affecting the judgment we might have passed on the intrinsic qualities of the two publications, it would undoubtedly have moulded the expression of our opinion, on their comparative merits as viewed in relation to their proposed design. We trust this explanation will be satisfactory to our esteemed correspondent, than whom we scarcely know a man more honorably distinguished by a catholic spirit and an unwearied consecration to the ministry of the gospel. May his various labors be eminently blessed to the enlargement and sanctification of the church of Christ !

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Just Published. Chartism. By Thomas Carlyle.

Memoirs of the Court of England during the Reign of the Stuarts, including the Protectorate. By John Heneage Jesse. 2 vols.

Visits to Remarkable Places : Old Halls, Battle Fields, and Scenes illustrative of Striking Passages in English History and Poetry. By W. Howitt.

The Catholic Spirit of True Religion.

Observations on the Financial Position and Credit of such of the States of the North American Union as have contracted Public Debts. By Alexander Trotter, Esq.

Holiday Exercises: or Familiar Conversations on Mind and Matter. By Samuel Blair.

Grecian Stories. By Maria Hack.

The Temperance Emigrants ; a Drama descriptive of the Difficulties and Encouragements incident to Temperance Societies and General Temperance Life. By John Dunlop, Esq.

The Union Harmonist, a Selection of Sacred Music, consisting of Original and Standard Pieces, Anthems, &c. Suitable for use in Sunday Schools, Congregations, and Musical Societies. Arranged by Mr. T. Clark, Canterbury.

The Life and Opinions of the Rev. W. Milne, D.D., Missionary to China. By Robert Philip.

A Biblical and Theological Dictionary. For Bible Classes, Sunday School Teachers, &c. By Samuel Green.

The Shield of Dissent; or Dissent in its bearings on Legislature, with Strictures on Dr. Brown's Work on Tribute. By Edward Swaine.

Millenarianism Incompatible with our Lord's Sacerdotal Office: a Letter to the Rev. Edward Bickersteth. By George Hodgson.

Advice to Mothers on the Management of their Offspring. By Pye Henry Chavasse.

The Theory of Horticulture, or an Attempt to Explain the Principal Operations of Gardening upon Physiological Principles. By Dr. Lindley.

Othareil : and other Poems. By Thomas Aird.

Narrative of the Revival of Religion at Kilsyth, Cambuslang, and other Places in 1742. By the Rev. James Rose, A.M. With an Introductory Essay by the Rev. R. Buchanan.

Letters of the late John Love, D.D., Minister of Anderston, Glasgow.
Fragments from the Study of a Pastor. By Gardiner Spring, D.D.

Glimpses of the Old World, or Excursions on the Continent and in Great Britain. By the Rev. John A. Clark, Rector of St. Andrew's urch, Philadelphia. 2 vols. 12mo.

An Account of the Edinburgh Sessional School and the other Parochial Institutions for Education Established in that City in 1812, &c. By John Wood. Fifth Edition.

Memoirs of Thomas Cranfield. By his Son.

The Pagan's Altar and Jehovah's Temple. An Essay to excite Renewed Interest in Public Worship, in our Common Christianity, &c. By R. Weaver.

Dr. Goldsmith's Abridgment of the History of England, with a Continuation to the Accession of Queen Victoria, &c., for the use of Schools and Private Students. By Robert Simpson.

The History of Scotland to the Accession of Queen Victoria, &c., &c. By Robert Simpson.

The Drama of a Life. By John Edmund Reade, Esq.

The New Bubble Burst ! or the Doctrine of Apostolical Succession Exploded ; in a Dialogue between Alfred Weston and William Colvill.

TIIE

ECLECTIC REVIEW

For MARCH, 1840.

Art. I. Two Lectures on Education. By GEORGE COMB. Edin

burgh. 2. (Art. 5. Third Vol. of Central Society of Education.)

What are the Advantages of a Study of Antiquity at the present time? By

GEORGE LONG, Esq. 3. On the Introduction of the Natural Sciences into general Education.

A Lecture by HENRY MALDEN, M.A., Professor of Greek in Univ. Coll., London. London: Taylor and Walton. DUCATION is a thing which concerns every body, ;

and therefore, by a common fallacy, every body thinks he understands it, and thinks his own opinion on it as good as any one's else. Hence multitudes of persons, who have never made this subject their actual study, yet consider themselves at liberty to write (that is, to instruct the public) on it. Now, on the subject of gunnery, or dancing, or shooting, or military tactics, this is not the case; every one is not concerned in these, as he is in education; and hence it is not every one who has, or even thinks he has, an opinion on them. Education, however, is a thing which every one is in some way or other connected with or interested in; and every person, therefore, who has thought a little more than others about it, though he may never have done any thing at all in it practically, regards himself as competent to teach teachers how to teach, and to instruct instructors in the modes of instruction. But in education, as in religion, practice is as necessary as study; as Cicero says, non

satis est habere virtutem, quasi artem aliquam, nisi utare.' Act and you will learn. All preachment apart from practice, is mere vox et praeterea nihil, worth nothing. Those,

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