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greatnesse of the travell; because I have been constrayned to use the help of many authors, who, amongst other long and learned discourses, have, heere and there, glanced at the actions which were done in the land of Judea. Besides, to make this a perfect worke, all these things I have with much labour compiled together for your profit; and expect nothing in recompence for my paines, but your love. And so, I commit you to God.
Yours, R. B.' Now, R. B. has long had our love; and he knows this well, if he know any thing of those on earth who love him : for ever since we knew this venerable spy of Palestine, and that is more years ago than we choose to tell any one, we have seldom gone to the Sunday school, or the sanctuary, without seeking an interview with him. We are, however, in a dilemma now. We do not like to withdraw any of our old love from the mysterious R. B., and yet we can no longer give him so much either of our company or confidence as he has enjoyed hitherto. We have a head as well as a heart: at least the capital of our column must stand for the former now ; for the column itself could not sustain a weightier one, even if we could exchange heads with safety. Whatever, therefore, be our phrenology, all our intellectuality prefers Mr. Ransom's Topography to 'R. B.'s Typography.' We cannot help this, and dare not try to help it, except we resign all pretensions to a head; and that we cannot afford to do yet. Why should we, seeing we can say with perfect truth, that we have neither wearied nor winked for a moment, whilst going over again all the steps of patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and of Him who sent them, by the help of this new vade-mecum ? We too, that we are wiser, if not also better pilgrims, for having used Mr. Ransom's guide.
Both the author and our readers must forgive and forget this playfulness in the best way they can ; for it is so seldom that reviewing puts us in good humour, that we are glad to indulge the glow when it occurs, and whilst it lasts. Besides, Dr. Harris's preface to the work is a perfect review of it; or just such a one as we would have written, if we could! He truly says, “ The author has evidently consulted many of the best authorities, and has spared no research nor labor, in order to render his work acceptable and useful. In noticing the events which have distinguished the places of Scripture, he has rendered the study of sacred topography highly interesting, as well as useful. Parents would do well to place such a publication in the hands of their children, as a companion to the Bible. The historical portion of the sacred volume possesses for the youthful mind an untiring interest, and is well suited, if it was not even prospectively designed, to meet that craving after information concerning ancient times and distant lands, by which the young are distinguished. That love for the narrative part of Scripture should be cherished, as it may lead on the youthful inquirer to an acquaintance with those truths which are able to make him wise unto salvation. But in proportion to his avidity for historic information, it is important that his ideas of places and events should be, so to speak, correctly mapped, by the careful study of such works as the present; otherwise he may be increasing his stock of knowledge at the expense of its availableness.'
Dr. Harris has said nothing on the comparative value of pictorial illustrations of scriptural scenery, in forming and fixing realizations of sacred places, and Mr. Ransom has furnished maps only. For our own part, we think very highly of such illustrated works. But we must conclude. To our readers in general we would say, Dr. Harris has proved in his preface, without intending to do so, that his friend's book has given both new vividness and vastness to his own conceptions of the beauties, and sublimities, and antiquities of the Holy Land; and thus he has illustrated to all, the benefit to be derived from sacred topography: and to the teachers of Bible-classes, whether in Sundayschools or vestries, we say, read this book carefully, if you would interest or influence your youthful charge. It was addressed, as lectures, to the theological students at Hackney College ; and has thus more life in it than mere geographical manuals can ever possess, besides that it breathes throughout a spirit of intelligent and reverential piety.
Just Published. Perpetuation or Extinction of the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in Temporal Concerns ; being an Analysis and Review of the Special and General Reports of the Ecclesiastical Commission, and of the Provisions of the Bill founded thereon. With Remarks and Citations in reference to the High Court of Chancery and the Judicial Committee of Privy Council and Trial by Jury. By Thomas Clark.
Early Days of the Society of Friends, exemplifying the obedience of Faith, in some of its Members. By Mary Ann Ketly.
Ward's Library. Notes on Joshua and Judges. By George Bush, Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Literature, New York City University. Reprinted from the American edition of 1838.
Sketches and Skeletons of Sermons. With Dialogues on Pulpit Preparation : between a Senior and a Junior Minister. By Rev. George Cubitt.
Maritime Discovery and Christian Missions, considered in their mutual relations. By John Campbell. 8vo. Illustrated with Engravings by G. Baxter.
A Treatise on Malacology ; or the Natural Cla cation of Shells and Shell-fish. By William Swainson, F.R., and F.L.S.
Popular Education : a Prize Essay on · The Influence of the Education of the People and the Diffusion of Knowledge on the Welfare and Happiness of Nations. By the Rev. E. S. Pryce, A.B.
A New Translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments; with copious Notes by Edward William Lane, &c. Part 24.
The Pictorial History of Palestine. By the Editor of The Pictorial Bible.' Part 10.
The Pictorial Edition of Shakspere. All's Well That Ends Well. Part 19.
La Bruja ; The Witch ; or a Picture of the Court of Rome.
The oy and the Birds. By Emily Taylor. With Designs by Thomas
The Hope of the World, and other Poems. By Charles Mackay.
Work entitled “The Faith of Catholics,' &c., bronght to the Test of the Originals, and their preverted Character demonstrated. By the Rev. Richard T. P. Pope, A.M.
The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: containing the Text according to the Authorised Version, with Marginal Readings and Parallel Passages : and Notes, explanatory and practical, selected from the Writings of the most esteemed Divines and Biblical Critics of Various Denominations. Interspersed with Original Remarks. By Ingram Cobbin, A.M.
Principles of Interpretation of the Old Testament; translated from the Institutio Interpretis Veteris Testamenti of John Henry Pareau, Professor of Oriental Languages in the University of Utretcht. By Patrick Forbes, D.D. (Biblical Cabinet.)
Cardinal Bellarmine's Notes of the Church Examined and Confuted, Part V. Reply to Bellarmine's Fourteenth and Fifteenth Notes. By Bishops Stratford and Grove.
A Letter to the Human Race. By a Brother.
Christianity against Coercion ; or, Compulsory Churches Unscriptural and Anti-christian: a Lecture delivered in Freemasons' Hall at the request of the Evangelical Voluntary Church Association, and published under their direction. By George Redford, D.D., LL.D.
The Present State of East Indian Slavery ; chiefly extracted from the Parliamentary Papers on the Subject printed March, 1828, August, 1832, August, 1838. By James Peggs. Third Edition revised and enlarged.
Standard American Literature. The Life and Times of Martin Luther,
The Ministerial Commission. Two Sermons, the first preached on relinquishing the Ministry of the Parish of St. Pancras, Chicester; the second on entering on that of Gateshead, Durham. By John Davies, B.D.
The Christian Minister's Estimate of Life and Death. A Sermon occasioned by the Death of the Rev. John Campbell. By the Rev. Thomas Aveling.
Tracts for the People, on the Principal Subjects of Controversy between the Roman Catholics and Protestants. By the Rev. Mark Butler. No. 4.
The Established Church and Thorogood ; or, The Real Question at Issue: being an Examination of the Principles, Conduct, and Character of the State Church in Connexion with Mr. Thorogood's Case: in a Lecture delivered at the Guildhall, Louth, &c. By Richard Paddison.
The Works of Josephus. Translated by W. Whiston, A.M. Part 1. A History of Slavery and its Abolition. By Esther Copley. Second Edition. With an Appendix.
The School Girl in France. A Narrative addressed to Christian Parents. Essays on the Church. 1840. By a Layman.
The Merits of the Whigs; or a Warning to the People of England, &c. By a Member of the House of Commons.
Canadian Scenery Illustrated. Uniform with American Scenery, Switzerland, &c. From Drawings by W. H. Bartlett, engraved by R. Wallis, &c., &c. The Literary department by N. P. Willis, Esq.
Justification as revealed in Scripture, in opposition to the Council of Trent and Mr. Newman's Lectures. By James Bennett, D.D.
Tracts for the People. No. 7. An Examination of the Scheme of Church Power laid down in the Codex Juris Ecclesiastici Anglicani, &c. By Sir Michael Foster.
Kensington Gardens. A Poem. By Edward Cook.
The Arcana of Nature Revealed : or Proofs of the Being and Attributes of God, elicited in a brief survey of the Works of Creation. By Thomas Kerns, M.D. 2 vols. 12mo.
The History of Nelly Vanner, who died April 26th, 1839, aged ten years. Written for Children of the same age. By John Curwen.
VOL. VII. NEW SERIES.
Adam, Rev. T. Private Thoughts on Re-
ligion, with Essay by Bishop Wilson,
tween the two works reviewed, ib.;
can Christians visiting Britain, 699.
danger of the system, ib.; definition
see Towne on the Incubated Egg.
tiles, 446; high character of the work,
Dissenting Theological Colleges.
Bradford College, report of, for 1839, see
Dissenting Theological Colleges.
1839, see Dissenting Theological Col-
ignoraoce of Englishmen respecting
govern India, 326.
Church to their Religious Instruction,
tion of Demosthenes on the Crown,
by Lord Wellesley, 532.
the Government of Madras, see British
Notes by Scott, 238.
Thomas Gresham, 537; origin of the
propriation of its funds, 550 ; impro tent of study, š; dependent on the
cbaracter of the student, iba; kind of
tary principle, see Evangelical Volun cases, 6 ; changes necessary in the
colleges, 9 ; importance of severe in-
origin and progress of the society, ib.; life, 15; gives influence in general
Dissenting colleges, 28; number of
appropriation of their funds, ih; im-
propriety of the consolidation of col.
Religion in the Soul, with Essay by
Duncombe, T. Esq., Debate on his
World, 576; pride of country, ib.; payment of Church Rates, 345; folly
of the Disseuters, 346; Lord John
sition to the bill, 351 ; erroneous!less
of his statements, 352; conduct of the
speech, extract, 355 ; conduct of Dr.
Lushington, 356; prospects of the
Dissenters, 357 ; attendance at parish
vestries, 358 ; evils of division, 359 ;
641; pretensions of the author to Earl Harold, see New Dramas.
their character, extract, 198;
importance of their entire extirpation,
importance of activity, ih.; the course
they should pursue, 202.
Edinburgh Review, January, 1840, see
teaching Latin and Greek is merely
teaching words, 249; that nothing
present state gratifying, ib.; import that different conflicting opinions
should be given, 256 ; that children