a. Of the Angel. (xxii. 6.)

b. Of Jesus Christ. (xxii. 7-16.)

c. Of Saint John, who denounces a curse against those who shall add to or diminish the predictions contained in this book (xxii. 16-20.), and concludes with an apostolical benediction. (21.) The hypothesis of Eichhorn (we understand) was attacked and refuted by M. Lange, in his German translation of the Apocalypse. 201. A Commentary on the Revelations. By Bryce JOHNSTONE, D.D. Edinburgh, 1794, 2 vols. 8vo.

This work we have not had an opportunity of seeing: it is stated by Dr. E. Williams to be "well calculated for general use, being written with great perspicuity, and in a popular practical strain." (Christian Preacher, Appendix, p. 437.)

202. Reflections sur l'Apocalypse. Par E. GIBERT, Minister de la Chapelle Royale, et Recteur de St. André dans l'Isle de Guernsey. Guernsey, 1796, 8vo.

Plain, pious, and practical. The learned author has chiefly followed the exposition given by Bishop Newton in the second volume of his Dissertations on the Prophecies.

203. Practical Observations on the Revelation of Saint John, written in the year 1775. By the late Mrs. BowDLER. 2d edit. Bath, 1800, 12mo.

This work is expressly designed for those who have not leisure or inclination to examine the prophetical meaning of the Apocalypse. "Many such readers will doubtless be found; and whoever takes up the book with a serious mind, will be edified by the good sense, piety, and modesty of the writer." (British Critic, O. S. vol. xvi. p. 561.)

204. A Commentary on the Revelation of Saint John, accompanied with Historical Testimony of its accomplishment to the present day. By the Rev. E. W. WHITAKER. London, 1802, 8vo.

The present work is an enlarged edition of a small work on the prophecies, originally printed in 1795. The author " has the peculiar merit of compelling the historian Gibbon to give testimony, in almost every instance that falls within the limits of his chronology, to the fulfilment of the prophecies." The points insisted on by Mr. Whitaker, he "has succinctly handled, and reasoned upon each in such a manner as to render his work, if not decisive upon the subject, yet too important not to become a book of reference and authority to future commentators." (British Critic, vol. xxiii. O. S. Pref. p. iv. and p. 252.)

205. Brief Commentaries upon such parts of the Revelation and other Prophecies as immediately refer to the present times. By Joseph GALLOWAY, Esq. London, 1802, 8vo.

206. The Apocalypse, or Revelation of Saint John, translated, with Notes critical and explanatory. To which is prefixed a Dissertation on the divine origin of the book, in answer to the objections of the late Professor Michaelis; with a biographical chart of writers in the early Christiar. church who appear to have afforded evidence in favour of the Apocalypse. By John Chappel WOODHOUSE, D.D. London, 1806, royal 8vo.

"This," said the late Bishop Hurd, "is the best book of the kind I have seen. It owes its superiority to two things, the author's understanding, for the most part, the apocalyptic symbols in a spiritual, not a literal sense: secondly, to the care he has taken to fix the precise import of those symbols, from the use made of them by the old prophetical and other writers of the Old and New Testament. Still many difficulties remain, and will remain to the time of the end." (Manuscript note of the late Bishop Hurd, on a blank leaf of a presentation copy of this work, in the library of Hartlebury, See Gentleman's Magazine, vol. lxxviii. part ii. p. 702.) After such commendation, any further observation is unnecessary. The text of the Apocalypse is handsomely printed in three columns, containing the Greek text of Griesbach's second edition of the New Testament, Dr. W.'s own translation from it, and the authorized version, from which he never departs but when the sense requires it. The reader who is desirous of seeing analyses of this most excellent work, may consult the British Critic, O. S. vol. xxix. pp. 190-200.; and the Eclectic Review, O. S, vol. ii. part ii. pp. 214–222.

offers his volume "as a sequel" to the compilations of Messrs. Elsley and Slade (noticed in p. 131. No. 10. and p. 135. No. 79. supra), it may be most advantageously consulted and studied as a distinct work; being sufficiently critical for the use of the scholar, at the same time that its perspicuity renders it highly valuable to ordinary readers.

208. England Safe and Triumphant: or Researches into the Apocalyptic Little Book, and Prophecies, connected and synchronical. By the Rev. Francis THRUSTON, M.A. Coventry and London, 1812, 2 vols. 8vo.

lation, here is one which expressly views in it the permanency of "Among many interpretations of the Divine Book of the Revethe church of England, and its prevalence over all other denominations of the Christian world! Much as we are inclined to believe that there is a strong foundation of truth in what this author urges, in conformity with other sound interpreters, or built on their positions, we cannot but think in many places, particularly towards the latter end of his work, he is rather too rapid in forming his deductions and conclusions; in some of which we confess ourselves unable to follow him." (British Critic, O. S. vol. xxxiii. pp. 593. 595.)

209. A Dissertation on the Dragon, Beast, and False Prophet of the Apocalypse; in which the number 666 is satisfactorily explained: and also a full illustration of Daniel's Vision of the Ram and He-Goat. By James Edward CLARKE. London, 1814, 8vo.

"We cannot agree with the author in many of his explanations: yet we have read his work with some degree of satisfaction, and think he has succeeded in throwing additional light on some of the obscure subjects which he undertakes to illustrate." (Eclectic Review, N. S. vol. iv. p. 289.)

210. A Dissertation on the Seals and Trumpets of the Apocalypse, and the Prophetical Period of twelve hundred and sixty years. By William CUNINGHAME, Esq. London, 1813. Third Edition, 1833, 8vo.

For a copious analysis of this soberly written and truly valuable work (now very materially improved), see the Christian Observer, for 1814, vol. xiii. pp. 163-180.)

210*. On the Jubilean Chronology of the Seventh Trumpet of the Apocalypse, and the Judgment of the Ancient of Days, Dan. vii. 9.; with a brief account of the Discoveries of Mons. de Chesaux as to the great Astronomical Cycles of 2300 and 1260 years, and their difference, 1040 years. By William CUNINGHAME, Esq. London and Edinburgh, 1834, 8vo.

211. The Prophetic History of the Christian Revelation Explained; or a Brief Exposition of the Revelation of Saint John. By the Rev. George SCHMUCKER, Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, York Town, Pennsylvania. Vol. I. Baltimore, 1817, 8vo. [This work has not been completed.]

211*. Apocalypsis Græce. Perpetua Annotatione illustrata à Joanne Henrico HEINRICHS. Gottingae, 1821. 2 parts or

vols. 8vo.

Though published as a detached work, this commentary on the Apocalypse forms part of the Novum Testamentum Koppianum (noticed in p. 127. No. 16. of this Appendix), of which it constitutes the tenth volume. After Eichhorn, Grotius, Hug, and other modern continental critics, Dr. Heinrichs considers the Apocalypse as a sacred poem representing, in a dramatic form (the scenery of which is chiefly borrowed from the ancient prophets), the final triumph of Christianity over Judaism and Paganism; the three cities of Sodom, Babylon, and Jerusalem, or the Matron, the Harlot, and the Bride,-being intended to represent those three systems. Heinrichs does not adhere to the artificial divisions of Eichhorn, of which we have given an abstract in page 140.

212. M. T. LAURMANN Prælectio de imaginum sive figurarum poeticarum in Apocalypsi Joannea, indole atque pretio. Groningæ, 1822, 8vo.

213. The Chronology of the Apocalypse, investigated and defended. By John OVERTON. London, 1822, 8vo.

207. Annotations on the Apocalypse, intended as a sequel to those of Mr. Elsley on the Gospels, aud Mr. Slade on the Epistles. For the Use of Students in Prophetical Scripture. By John Chappel WOODHOUSE, D.D., Dean of Litchfield. Lon-R. PARK, M.D. London, 1823, 8vo.

Prophecies are fulfilled; several of which are interpreted in a 214. A concise Exposition of the Apocalypse, so far as the different way from that adopted by other Commentators. By J.

don, 1828, 8vo.

The commendations bestowed by the late Bishop Hurd upon Dr. Woodhouse's larger publication (just noticed) are equally applicable to his present work, in which piety and philology are happily united. The notes are partly abridged from his former translation of the Apocalypse, and are partly new: the Greek text of the original, and the improved version of Dr. W., are here omitted; and the text of St. John, according to the authorized English version, is divided into parts and sections, with a view to a more complete arrangement and illustration of this prophetic book, the genuineness and divine inspiration of which are most satisfactorily vindicated from the objections of the late learned Professor, Sir J. D. Michaelis, in a preliminary disquisition. Although Dr. Woodhouse

gether a spiritual and not a political prophecy; that is, as relating The author of this work regards the Apocalypse as being altoexclusively to the progress of true religion, and not to the history of the Roman Empire. This general principle is derived from the excellent work of Dean Woodhouse, noticed in the preceding column, to which Dr. Park acknowledges his obligations, and which he has for the most part taken as his guide. "This concise exposition deserves to be recommended as a useful outline of the Apocalyptic Predictions and their fulfilment." (Eclectic Review N. S. vol. xxii. p. 341.)

215. Dissertations introductory to the Study and Right Un derstanding of the Language, Structure, and Contents of the

Apocalypse. By Alexander TILLOCH, LL.D. London, 1823, | Romish Church from power to persecution, under different aspects


(chapters xii-xiv.); a prediction of the fall of the papacy, the universal war, the Millennium, the subsequent brief apostasy, the final These dissertations are seven in number. In the first two Dr. judgment, and the close of the providential history of the world. Tilloch has very ingeniously, but we think not satisfactorily. The ninth chapter of the Apocalypse, which has hitherto been endeavoured to show that the Apocalypse was one of the earliest conceived to be a view of Mohammedism, Dr. Croly interprets as written books of the New Testament; but the weight of historical a prediction of the fall of monarchy in France, and of the atheistie evidence we have shown in the present volume of this work (see war, in 1793. A general sketch of the leading events in the hispp. 381, 382.) is decidedly in favour of the late date of the Apoca-tory of the Christian Church, from Constantine to the present lypse. The remaining five dissertations contain many ingenious time, completes the volume, which is evidently the result of great observations on the language and style of this prophetic book. labour and research, and which abounds with most important his"There is much ingenuity displayed in these pages, and many torical information. remarks occur in them that are deserving of consideration; but we regret to be obliged to add, that the learned author has frequently ventured assertions wholly gratuitous, in order to support a favourite hypothesis, to which he had obviously determined that every fact should be made to bend; and that he has conducted many of the discussions in the volume before us in a manner that must be pronounced, by every impartial reader, not only unfair, but in some instances disingenuous." The author "may fairly be represented as having brought under the notice of biblical students some very interesting topics, and he has furnished many ingenious and curious remarks on the several subjects of his Dissertations, although, in but too many cases, he has exhibited them in a crude and unsubstantial form. (Eclectic Review, N. S. vol. xxiii. pp. 343. 360.)

216. An Explanation of the Apocalypse or Revelation of St. John. By Alexander SMYTH. Washington City, 1825, 12mo. The author of this publication (who is a general in the army of the United States of America) announced it in a pompous advertisement, in which he "certified on honour that he had discovered the meaning of the Apocalypse, which, with the exception of a few passages in the second and third chapters, has never been approached by any expositor." The pamphlet (for it contains only fifty-seven loosely-printed pages, exclusive of the title-page) is published as the result of twenty years' study; and, as it is utterly unknown in this country, the following concise outline of its contents may perhaps gratify the curiosity of the reader. Contrary to all historical evidence, he affirms that the Apocalypse is not mentioned by any of the Fathers until about the close of the second century-that the several passages which are common to their writings and this book, are quotations from the former by the author of the latter, and not vice versa, as is commonly supposed, because the Book of Revelation is a much more masterly and perfect production than the others, and the world is in a state of progressive improvement, as the rude hut precedes the splendid palace; (General Smyth's book is therefore superior to all the productions of antiquity!!) that "the fall of the mystical Babylon is, UNQUESTIONABLY, the destruction of Byzantium by the forces of Severus, in the year 195; and this event is the beacon which we must keep in view, while searching for the other events, enigmatically related in this book," that Irenæus, bishop of Lyons, must have been the author of the Apocalypse, because he wrote several books, in one of which he mentioned the ancient copies of the Apocalypse, and was also acquainted with several persons who figured in the history of the destruction of Byzantium-that it is a compilation from the prophets, the theology of the Rabbins, the Pastor of Hermas, and the more ancient Apocalypses, applied by the writer to the history of his own time-and that it is a pious forgery, written in the spirit of insatiable revenge! The mystical number 666 he finds in the name of Decimus Clodius Albinus, although the Latin numerals contained in that name amount only to 2318! Such, is the outline of this author's plan, whose fallacy, ignorance, and presumption have been very severely and deservedly exposed in the Literary Journals of North America.

217. An Introduction to the Study of the Apocalypse; being an Attempt to make that portion of God's Word profitable to the Generality of Readers. To which is added a Brief Outline of Prophetic History, from the Babylonian Captivity to the commencement of the Nineteenth Century, selected chiefly from the best and most approved Writers on the Subject. By the Rev. Richard MURRAY. Dublin, 1826, 8vo.

218. The Apocalypse of St. John, or Prophecy of the Rise, Progress, and Fall of the Church of Rome; the Inquisition; the Revolution of France; the Universal War; and the Final Triumph of Christianity. Being a new Interpretation by the Rev. George CROLY, A.M. London, 1827, 8vo.

This original and powerfully written volume is prefaced by a view of the injurious effects of Popery, and the benefits conferred by Protestantism upon the British empire, in the successive reigns from the time of Queen Elizabeth. The interpretation of the Apocalypse, which follows, adopts a plan different from that of all its predecessors. The author considers the whole as a fasciculus of prophetic visions seen at intervals, and relating to distinct portions of providential history. The first three chapters are exclusively addressed to the Church in the time of Saint John. The remainder of the Apocalypse contains a general view of Christian History from the reign of Constantine to the Millennium (chapters vi.-vii.); a detailed prediction of the penalties inflicted upon Europe for her persecution of the Reformed Church to the Millenmium (chapters viii.—xi., xv., xvi.); a view of the progress of the

219. Alberti Christ. Van Eldik THIEME Commentatio de Septem Epistolis Apocalypticis. Lugduni Batavorum, 1827, 4to. 220. Initium Disputationis de Libri Apocalypseos Argumento, Sententia, et Auctore ... Publico examini submittit Henricus Engelinus WEYERS. Lugduni Batavorum, 1828, 4to.


The first part only of an academical Dissertation on the Apocalypse: it discusses the hypotheses of Grotius, Herder, Eichhorn, and Heinrichs, respecting the author and argument of this book. Revelation. By the Rev. Robert CULBERTSON. London, 1828, 221. Lectures, Expository and Practical, on the Book of


222. Commentarius in Apocalypsin Johannis, Exegeticus et Criticus. Auctore Georgio Henrico Augusto EWALD Lipsia,

1828, 8vo.

222*. A Key to the Revelation of St. John the Divine; being an Analysis of those parts of that wonderful Book, which relate to the General State of the Christian Church, through all the times since it was written, and to the peculiar Signs of those Times. By the Rev. Philip ALLWOOD, B.D. London, 1829, 2 vols. 8vo.

223. The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ, commonly called the Revelation of St. John the Divine, briefly, yet minutely, Explained and Interpreted, to the xixth Chapter inclusive; being the History of the Christian Church, until the Destruction of the Roman Empire at the Coming of our Lord with all his Saints. Consisting of a select Compilation from the most approved and learned Commentators, both ancient and modern. London, 1832, 8vo.

224. A Treatise on the Millennium; in which the prevailing Theories on that subject are carefully examined, and the true Scriptural Doctrine attempted to be elicited and established. By George BusH, A.M. New York, 1832, 12mo.

The opinion advocated by the author of this treatise is, that the Millennium is past; the predictions in the Apocalypse having been fulfilled by the triumph of Christianity over Paganism, in the conversion of Constantine to the Christian faith.

225. An Exposition of the Apocalypse, by the Rev. Alexander KEITH, D.D., forms the chief part of his "Signs of the Times," noticed in No. 17. p. 100. supra, and another Original Exposition of this Book by the Rev. Dr. Lee in his "Six Sermons on the Study of the Holy Scriptures." No. 25. p. supra.


226. Explication Raisonnée de l'Apocalypse, d'après les principes de sa Composition. Par Philippe BASSET. Paris, 1832-33, 3 tomes, 8vo.

227. The Book of the Unveiling. London, 1833, 12mo.


1. Hora Homileticæ, or Discourses (in the form of Skeletons) upon the WHOLE SCRIPTURES. By the Rev. Charles SIMEON, M.A. London, 1833, 21 vols. 8vo.

2. A Popular Commentary on the Bible, in a Series of Sermons, following, in the Old Testament, the Course of the first Lessons at Morning and Evening Service on Sundays. Designed for Parish Churches, or for reading in Private Families. By the Rev. James PLUMTRE, B.D. London, 1827, 2 vols. 8vo. [comprising the OLD TESTAMENT. This work was never completed.] 3. Practical Lectures on the Historical Books of the Old Tes

tament. By the Rev. Henry LINDSAY, M.A. London, 1828, 8vo.

4. Sacred Biography; or, the His'ory of the Patriarchs [and part of the History of Jesus Christ]: being a Course of Lectures delivered at the Scots Church, London Wall. By Henry HUNTER, D.D. London, 1783, &c. 7 vols. 8vo.; seventh edition, 1814, 5 vols. 8vo.; also 1826, 2 vols. 8vo.

5. Lectures on the Four last Books of the PENTATEUCH, de- | in the enlightened perusal of Compositions, in which the national signed to show the Divine Origin of the Jewish Religion, chiefly history of the Jews and the personal experience of David are from Internal Evidence; in three parts. By the Rev. Richard often blended with the Spirit of Prophecy. By the Rev. John GRAVES, D.D., Dean of Ardagh. London, 1815, 2 vols. 8vo. MORISON, D.D. London, 1832, 3 vols. 8vo. Third edition, Dublin and London, 1829, 1 vol. 8vo.

The first edition of this valuable work appeared in 1807: in this impression it is very materially improved, and is indispensably necessary to the biblical student.

6. Lectures on the Pentateuch. By the Rev. William MARSH, M.A. London, 1822, 8vo.

7. Expository Discourses on the Book of GENESIS, interspersed with Practical Reflections, by Andrew FULLER. 2 vols. 8vo. London, 1806.

The late respected author of this work has long been known by his able publications on the absurdity of deism, and the immoral tendency of Socinian tenets. These "Expository Discourses," which are short, and fifty-eight in number, were originally delivered as lectures to Mr. Fuller's congregation at Kettering. "The author selects a paragraph of convenient length, and furnishes a concise exposition of its leading circumstances, accompanied with a few practical reflections, and occasionally with a useful criticism. The paragraphs are not inserted at length, but referred to by the initial and final verses. Much originality of critical remark must not be expected, nor must the reader be surprised if he often meet with a trite and obvious reflection: but we will venture to promise him, much more frequently, a manly, judicious, and useful train of observation, expressed in simple and vigorous language." (Eclectic Review, O. S. vol. ii. part ii. p. 896.)

8. Lectures on the Book of Genesis. By J. Runge, D.D. London, 1823, 2 vols. 8vo.

9. Lectures upon some Important Passages in the Book of Genesis. By Henry Thomas AUSTEN, M.A. London, 1820, 8vo.

10. A Series of Sermons illustrating the History contained in the Book of Genesis. By the Rev. William BASSETT, M.A. London, 1822, 2 vols. 12mo.

11. Ten Lectures on the Philosophy of the Mosaic Records of the Creation, delivered in the Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin. By James KENNEDY, B.D., Donellan Lecturer for the Year 1824. London and Dublin, 1827, 2 vols. 8vo.

The design of these elaborate lectures is, "to connect the biblical

records of the creation, as closely as their language and arrangement admit, with physical science; and to estimate the degree of evidence which arises out of the comparison, of the inspiration of their author." Many important geological facts are adduced, which concur to the confirmation and illustration of the Mosaic history.

12. Eight Lectures on the History of Jacob. By the Rev. Henry BLUNT, A.M. London, 1828, 12mo.

13. Lectures on the History of Joseph. By John DAVIES. Bath, 1823, 12mo.

14. The Book of Genesis considered and illustrated in a Series of Historical Discourses. By the Rev. Francis CLOSE, A.M. London, 1826, 8vo.

15. The Christian Exonus: or the Deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt practically considered, in a Series of Discourses. By the Rev. R. P. BUDDICOM, M.A. London, 1826, 2 vols. 8vo. 16. Davidica. Twelve Practical Sermons on the Life and

Character of DAVID, King of Israel. By Henry THOMPSON,


London, 1827, 8vo.

17. Lectures on the History of JOSEPH. By George LAWSON, D.D. Edinburgh and London, 1812, 2 vols. 12mo.

18. Lectures on the Book of RUTH. By G. LAWSON, D.D. Edinburgh and London, 1805, 12mo.

19. Lectures on the Book of ESTHER. By G. LAWSON, D.D. Edinburgh and London, 1809, 12mo.

20. An Exposition of the Book of PROVERBS. By the late George LAWSON, D.D. Edinburgh, 1821, 2 vols. 12mo. "These works were chiefly intended for the instruction of Christians in the ordinary walks of life. They are pions and sensible, full of sound doctrine, and salutary admonition and instruction. There is rarely any thing of a critical nature to be found in them, which indeed was not the writer's object; but they every where discover a minute acquaintance with the Bible and the human heart, and a deep concern to profit the reader. The style is plain, and the illustrations [are] generally very brief." (Orme's Biblioth. Biblica, p. 287.)

21. Lectures on the Book of PSALMS. By the Rev. John EWART, M.A. London, 1822-26, 3 vols. 8vo.

22. An Exposition of the Book of Psalms, Explanatory, Critical, and Devotional, intended chiefly to aid private Christians

As Bishop Horsley's posthumous work on the Book of Psalms (which has been noticed in page 120. of this Appendix) is chiefly adapted to the use of the scholar and biblical critic, while the well-known and splendid commentary of Bishop Horne has been phetic and mystical interpretation; Dr. Morison has performed a thought by many to partake too much of the systematically provery acceptable service to private Christians, as well as to critical students of the sacred volume, in his exposition of the Book of Psalms. The plan which he has adopted is in every respect deserving of commendation. Adhering strictly to the literal meaning of the text, he is careful at the same time not to overlook either its prophetical or typical character. The authorized version is properly retained, and the exposition follows each successive verse; while the critical notes, often very instructive, are commodiously placed at the foot of the page. Dr. Morison is advantageously known as the author of a volume of Lectures on the Reciprocal Obligations of Life; in which some important topics of Christian Ethics, not commonly discussed from the pulpit, are concisely explained and earnestly enforced on Christian principles and motives. 23. The Portraiture of the Christian Penitent: a Course of Sermons on the Fifty-first Psalm. By the Rev. C. E. De COETLOGAN, M.A. London, 1776, 2 vols. 8vo.

24. Sermons on the Fifty-first Psalm. By the Rev. J. BULL. London, 1824, 8vo.

25. Sermons on the Ninety-first Psalm. London, 1826, 8vo. 26. A Practical Exposition of the Hundred and Nineteenth Psalm. By Thomas MANTON, D.D. London, 1681, folio. 27 An Exposition of Psalm CXIX. By the Rev. Charles BRIDGES. London, 1827, 12mo.

28. A Practical Exposition of the Hundred and Thirtieth Psalm. By John OWEN, D.D. London, 1669, 4to. and various subsequent editions.

29. Six Lectures on the Penitential Psalms.

BERENS, M.A. Oxford, 1823, 12mo.

By Edward

By Ralph

30. Lectures on the Book of ECCLESIASTES. WARDLAW, D.D. Glassgow and London, 1821, 2 vols. 8vo. "This is a very elegant Commentary on an exceedingly difficult portion of Scripture." (Orme's Biblioth. Biblica, p. 459.)

31. Lectures on the Prophecies of ISAIAH. By Robert MACCULLOCH, D.D. London, 1791-1805, 4 vols. 8vo.

These lectures were delivered in the ordinary course of his pas toral labours by Dr. M., who was a minister in the church of Scotland. "They contain many ingenious elucidations of the text, and many judicious and useful reflections. The author appears to have taken much pains to understand the phraseology of the prophet, and to investigate his original design; he marks distinctly the leading divisions of the prophecies, and explains, at the beginning of each division, its peculiar object." (Monthly Review, N. S vol. xx. p. 226.) Dr. Macculloch has made great use of Vitringa's elaborate commentary on Isaiah.

32. Outlines of Lectures on the Book of DANIEL. By F. A. Ccx, LL.D. London, 1833, 12mo. Second edition, 1834, 12mo. 33. An Exposition of the Prophet JONAH, in Sermons. By George ABBOт, D.D. London, 1613, 4to.

34. Lectures upon Jonas. By John KING, D.D., Bishop of London. London, 1618, 4to.

35. Theological Lectures to the King's Scholars at Westminster Abbey, with an Interpretation of the NEW TESTAMENT, &c. &c. By John HEYLIN, D.D. London, 1749. 1761. 2 vols. 4to.

The first part of this work contains the interpretation of the four Gospels, the second part comprises the Acts of the Apostles and the several Epistles. "This interpretation, though far from being elegant, appears to us, in general, to be accurate and judicious, and shows that the author had carefully studied the original. The whole contains evident marks of solid judgment, critical skill, and considerable learning. In several parts of the work, indeed, the reader will perceive a small tincture of mysticism; and accordingly we are told, in the preface to the second part, that the author was deeply read in the writings of the mystic divines, and was styled by some the mystic doctor." (Monthly Review, O. S. vol. xxv. p. 33.)

36. Explanatory Notes and Practical Comments, being a Series of Short Lectures on the New Testament. By a Clergyman. Dublin and London, 1829-33, 2 vols. 8vo.

37. Lectures on the History of Jesus Christ. By James BENNETT. London, 1825, 3 vols. 8vo. Another edition in 2 vols. 8vo.


38. A Practical Exposition of the Gospels of St. MATTHEW, practical. By Richard STACK, D.D. 2d edition. London, 1805, St. MARK, and St. LUKE, in the form of Lectures, intended to assist the Practice of Domestic Instruction and Devotion. By John Bird SUMNER, D.D., Bishop of Chester. London, 1831-32, 2 vols. 8vo.; also in 4 vols. 12mo.

53. Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles, delivered in the Parish Church of Stockton-upon-Tees, during Lent, in the Years 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806. Illustrated with maps. By John BREWSTER, M.A. London, 1807. 2 vols. 8vo. Second edition. London, 1831, in one volume, 8vo.

"The intention of the present work is to promote and to assist family reading of the Scriptures, by furnishing a book containing such explanations and reflections as might naturally occur to one well acquainted with the sacred writings and the practical exposi"Both these authors profess to imitate the Bishop of London's tors. Many Bibles and Testaments have been published with the (Porteus) excellent Lectures on St. Matthew's Gospel. By a mere same object in view as that proposed by the Bishop of Chester. Comparison of bulk, it is evident that Dr. Stack's lectures must be Most of these, however, from the length of the reflections have in more slight and cursory than those of Mr. Brewster; the one being a great degree, on that account, become unfit for reading to a fa- twice the extent of the other." Dr. Stack's lectures "contain mily, where brevity must, to a certain extent, be considered...... little more than a recapitulation of the subjects of the chapters in The plan of Dr. Sumner is free from this blemish. Great skill has other words. Nor have we been able to discover any remarks in been shown in the division of the chapters, which are of so conve- his book but what are so extremely plain and obvious, that they nient a length that one or more may be taken at a reading, accord-seem to be hardly worth committing to paper, much less to the ing to circumstances; while the pauses are such as seem natural press. Mr. Brewster proceeds in a very different style. He is full to the reader's train of thought." (British Critic, April, 1832, vol. of illustrations from the fathers and divines of various ages; and xi. pp. 366, 367.) "It is impossible seriously to read these lectures his own remarks are not trite, but lively as well as just. Mr. B's without becoming acquainted both with the way of salvation, and lectures may be justly recommended, as approaching much more the duties and privileges of the Christian life." (Christian Observer, nearly to the model which both undertook to imitate, and as not June, 1831, vol. xxxi. p. 352.) only instructive, but pleasing and attractive." (British Critic, O. S vol. xxx. pp. 133, 134. 136. See also Eclectic Review, O. S. vol. ii p. 408.)

39. The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; with a Commentary consisting of Short Lectures for the daily Use of Families. By the Rev. Charles GIRDLESTONE, M.A. Vol. I. [containing the Four Gospels.] London, 1833, 8vo. "The Gospels are divided into sections, forming with the commentary a lesson of a convenient length for a single service. The explanatory matter is so digested as to complete, together with the text, exactly two pages; such topics being selected as may best serve the purpose of devotional edification at the hour of family worship. All controversial doctrines, all abstruse theories, and all learned discussions are carefully avoided; while the capacities and wants of an ordinary domestic circle, comprising for the most part the relations of parent and child, of master and servant, are kept steadily in view." (Christian Remembrancer, May, 1832, vol. xiv. p. 280.)

40. Lectures on the Gospel of St. MATTHEW, delivered in the parish church of Saint James, Westminster, in the years 1798, 1799, 1800, and 1801. By the Right Rev. Beilby PORTEUS, Bishop of London. London, 1802, 2 vols. 8vo.; 1823, in 1 vol. 8vo.

The multiplied editions of these admirable lectures sufficiently attest how highly they are esteemed. "They are" indeed " calculated alike to do good to the learned and the unlearned; the aged as well as the inexperienced, the grave and the reflecting, the gay and the thoughtless. They are learned without ostentation, pious without any tincture of enthusiasm, argumentative without pedantry, and perspicuous without losing sight of the graces of style and diction." (British Critic, O. S. vol. xx. p. 306.)

41. Sermons extracted from the Lectures of Bishop Porteus. By Thomas BAKER, M.A. London, 1817, 8vo.

42. An Exposition of St. Matthew's Gospel, with suitable Lectures and Prayers. By the Rev. Thomas ADAM. London, 1805, 2 vols. 12mo.; 1822, in 1 volume, 8vo.

43. Explanatory Lectures on the Gospel according to St. Matthew. By the Rev. John PENROSE, M.A. London, 1832, 12mo. 44. Expositions and Sermons upon the first ten Chapters of the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St. Matthew. By Christopher BLACKWOOD. London, 1659, 4to.

45. The Catechist's Manual, and Family Lecturer: being an Arrangement and Explanation of St. MARK's Gospel, for purposes of Missionary and Domestic, Instruction. By the Rev. Samuel HINDS, M.A. [now D.D.], Oxford, 1829, 8vo.

46. Lectures on the Gospel of St. JOHN, as bearing Testimony to the Divinity of our Saviour. By C. J. BLOMFIELD, D.D. [now Bishop of London.] London, 1823, 12mo.

47. Practical Lectures upon the ten first Chapters of the Gospel of St. JOHN. By the Rev. J. R. PITMANN, M.A. London, 1822, 8vo.

48. Eighteen Lectures on the Gospel according to St. John. By Charles Abel MOYSEY, D.D. Oxford and London, 1823, 8vo. 49. Contemplations on the last Discourses of our Blessed Saviour with his Disciples, as recorded by St. John. By John BREWSTER. London, 1822, 8vo.

50. The Last Days of our Lord's Ministry; a course of Lectures. By the Rev. Walter Farquhar Hook, M.A. London, 1832, 8vo.

51. Nine Lectures on the History of Peter. By the Rev. Henry BLUNT, A.M. London, 1829, 12mo.

52. Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles, explanatory and

54. Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles. By John Dick, Glasgow, 2d edition, 1822, 8vo.


The first edition of these Lectures was in two volumes, which were published at different times. Dr. Dick is advantageously known as the author of a sensible and well-written essay on the inspiration of the Scriptures. Speaking of the first volume of the first edition, some critics have remarked, that his discussion of the principal topics related in the Acts of the Apostles "is fully calculated to establish the faith of Christians in their holy religion, and furnishes them with some excellent practical rules for the regulation of their moral conduct. Upon the whole, we cheerfully recommend the present volume to the attention of the public." (Eclectic Review, O. S. vol. ii. pp. 438. 440.) The same critics (vol. v. part ii. p. 834.), speaking of the two volumes collectively, observe, that they contain altogether a useful illustration of many orthodox divinity, conveyed in a perspicuous and easy style. The important passages of the Acts; they are full of good sense and second edition of these Lectures has been carefully revised.

55. Twelve Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles. By London]. London, 1829, 8vo. Charles James BLOMFIELD, D.D., Bishop of Chester [now of

To these very valuable lectures is annexed a new edition of the five lectures on the Gospel of St. John (No. 45.); and in an appendix is subjoined Dr. Tucker's" Brief and Dispassionate View of the difficulties attending the Trinitarian, Arian, and Socinian Systems."

56. Discourses on Passages selected from the Book of the Acts of the Apostles. By Henry THOMPSON, D.D. London, 1822, 8vo.

The object of these expository discourses is, from select passages in the first seven chapters of the book of Acts, to mark the fulfilment of prophecy in the qualifications, labours, and success of the first propagators of Christianity: and this design the author has successfully accomplished. For an analysis of the volume, with a well-merited commendation of its execution, the reader is referred to the Edinburgh Christian Instructor, for June, 1823, pp. 404-409.

57. Jo. Alphonsi TURRETINI in Paulli Apostoli ad ROMANOS Epistolæ capita priora undecim Prælectiones critica, theologica, et concionatoriæ. Lausannæ, 1741, 4to.

These lectures, which were first published after the author's death, are also to be found in the second volume of Turretin's collective works, printed at Leuwarden, in 1775, in quarto. They are truly excellent. The prolegomena discuss, with great ability, the date of the Epistle to the Romans, the place whence it was written, the state of the Christians at Rome, the causes of the difficulty of St. Paul's epistles generally, and of that to the Romans in particular; the controversies agitated at that time, and various other topics which are necessary to the right understanding of that epistle.

58. Lectures on the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans, explanatory and practical. By Richard STACK, D.D. Dublin, 1806, 8vo.

59. Lectures, explanatory and practical, on the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans. By the Rev. John FRY, A.B. London, 1816, 8vo.

60. Paulus Parochialis; or, a Plain and Practical View of the Object, Arguments, and Connection of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans: in a Series of Sermons, adapted to Country Congregations. By the Rev. Wm. Lisle BOWLES. Bath, 1826, 8vo. 61. Lectures on St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans. By the Rev. C. A. MorsEx, D.D. [Bath,] 1830, 8vo.

62. Lectures, Explanatory and Practical, on the doctrinal part of the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans. By David RITCHIE, D.D. Edinburgh and London, 1831. 2 vols. 8vo. 63. A Practical Exposition of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, in a series of Lectures. By the Rev. Thomas PARRY, M.A., Archdeacon of Antigua. London, 1832, 12mo.

"The object of this volume is, to facilitate the understanding of the Epistle to the Romans, by tracing the connection of its various parts in an easy and familiar exposition....... But though the author has mainly endeavoured to render his work useful and attractive to general readers, who have little opportunity for consulting more elaborate expositions, he has not altogether neglected the wants of the student or the candidate for holy orders. Readers of this class will find considerable information in the notes attached to each successive lecture; and the analysis of the epistle, and remarks on certain leading terms, contained in the appendix, afford ample matter to the more advanced theologian." (Christian Remembrancer, May, 1832, vol. xiv. p. 280.)

64. An Exposition of the Eighth Chapter of the Epistle to the Romans. Also, five Lectures on the Tenth Chapter of the same. By the Rev. C. D. MAITLAND, B.A. London, 1831, 8vo. 65. A Practical Exposition of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans. By the Rev. Robert ANDERSON. London, 1833, 12mo. "We must now take leave of Mr. Anderson, which we do with the conviction that we have been conversing with one, all whose faculties are intensely devoted to the holy work of the ministry. It is perhaps too much to expect that this or any exposition of the Epistle to the Romans should meet with the unqualified and unanimous assent of the critical or theological world....... Of the work before us, however, we can honestly say, that it exemplifies, in almost every page, that holy earnestness, that ardent desire for the salvation of human souls, which is the crown and glory of all pastoral teaching and ministration." (British Critic for January, 1834, vol. xv. p. 96.)

66. Discourses, Explanatory and Practical, on the Ninth Chapter of Paul's Epistle to the Romans. By J. JARROM. Wisbech, 1827, 12mo.

66*. Lectures on St. Paul's Epistles to the CORINTHIANS. By the Rev. William LOTHIAN. London, 1827, 8vo.

73. An Exposition of the Book of Revelation. Being the substance of forty-four Discourses preached in the parish church of Olney, Bucks. By the Rev. Henry GAUNTLETT. London, 1821, 8vo.

This work "affords ample proofs of his" [the author's] "piety, good sense, and industry. His interpretations of the prophecies, whether fulfilled or expected to be so, are mostly supported by venerable authorities: and where he differs from them, it is with due modesty and candour." (British Review, vol. xviii. p. 396.)

74. A Paraphrase and [Expository] Comment upon the EPISTLES and GOSPELS appointed to be used in the Church of England, on all Sundays and Holidays, throughout the year. By George STANHOPE, D.D., Dean of Canterbury. London, 17051708, 4 vols. 8vo. and numerous subsequent editions.

75. Expository Discourses on the Gospels for every Sunday in the year, and the Principal Festivals of the United Church of England and Ireland. By John HALL, B.D. London, 1832, 2 vols. 8vo.

76. Practical Discourses upon our Saviour's SERMON ON THE MOUNT. By Offspring BLACKALL, D.D., Bishop of Exeter. London, 1717, 8 vols. 8vo.

77. Several Sermons upon the Fifth of St. Matthew; being Part of Christ's Sermon on the Mount. By Anthony HORNECK, D.D. Third Edition.. London, 1717, 2 vols. 8vo.

These discourses were published after the author's death by Dr. Kidder, Bishop of Bath and Wells, who prefixed a Memoir of Dr. Horneck. The bishop's character of the writings published by himself, is equally applicable to his Sermons on Matt. V. "There is a great vein of piety and devotion which runs through them: they savour of the primitive simplicity and zeal, and are well fitted to make men better." (Life, p. xxxix.)

78. Christian Blessedness; or, Discourses upon the Beatitudes of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. By John NORRIS. London, 1690, 8vo.

"Norris is a fine writer for style and thought, and commonly just." (Dr. Waterland's Advice to Students, Works, vol. vi. p. 320.)

the Vth, VIth, and VIIth chapters of St. Matthew's Gospel, exand Discourses. To which is prefixed a paraphrase on the whole plained: and the Practice of it recommended in diverse Sermons Sermon on the Mount. By James BLAIR, M.A. London, 1722, 5 vols. 8vo. also in 4 vols. 8vo. London, 1740, with a recomPhilip-mendatory Preface by the Rev. Dr. Waterland.

79. Our Saviour's Divine Sermon on the Mount, contained in

67. Lectures upon the whole Epistle of St. Paul to the PHILIPPIANS. By Henry AIRY, D.D., Provost of Queen's College, Oxford. London, 1618, 4to.

68. Expository Lectures on St. Paul's Epistle to the pians. By the Rev. John ACASTER. London, 1827, 8vo. 68*. Lectures, Explanatory and Practical, on the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Philippians. By Manton EASTBURN, M.A. New York, 1833, 8vo.

69. A Familiar Exposition and Application of the Epistle of Saint Paul to the COLOSSIANS, in a course of Eight Sermons; including an Examination of the General Nature and Use of the Epistles of the New Testament. By Thomas GISBORNE, M.A. London, 1816, 8vo.

For an analysis of this very useful little work see the Christian Observer for 1816, vol. xv. pp. 524-534.

70. Discourses, Practical and Experimental, on the Epistle to the Colossians. By Thomas WATSON. London, 1834, 8vo. 70*. Four Lectures on the Epistle of Saint Paul to the HEBREWS; shewing the Harmony between the Mysteries, Doctrines, and Morality of the Old and New Testament. By the Rev. William JONES, M.A. 8vo.

These valuable lectures form part of the fourth volume of "The Theological, Philosophical, and Miscellaneous Works" of the learned and venerable Mr. Jones, of Nayland.

71. Discourses Explanatory and Practical, on the Epistle of St. JUDE. By William MUIR, D.D. Glasgow, 1822, 8vo. 72. Expository Discourses on the APOCALYPSE, interspersed with Practical Reflections. By the late Rev. Andrew FULLER. London, 1815, 8vo.

This posthumous publication, consisting of thirty-one discourses delivered in the years 1809 and 1810, after undergoing several revisions, was finished by the learned author, a short time only before his decease. "There is however but little novelty in the work, but little to gratify the anxious curiosity of the age, or to elucidate the unfulfilled and more difficult parts of the Revelation. The general outline of the prophetic scheme is boldly sketched, and its various ramifications are marked with that precision which was common to the writer; but in general there is an extreme of modesty and diffidence, with scarcely any attempts to pass the usual boundaries of thought on these subjects, or any adventurous flight of speculation." (Morris's Memoirs of Mr. Fuller, p. 249.) An abstract of Mr. F.'s scheme of the Apocalypse is given in the same work. (pp.


"His Commentary on Matt. v. viii. is the best extant. He appears to have been a person of the utmost candour, and has solicitously avoided all unkind and contemptuous reflections on his brethren.-He has an excellent way of bringing down criticisms to common capacities, and has discovered a vast knowledge of Scripture in the application of them." (Doddridge's Works, vol. v. p. 438.)

80. Sermons sur le Discours de notre Seigneur Jésus Christ sur la Montagne. Par feu M. Jean Scipion VERNEDE. Amsterdam, 1779, 4 tomes, 8vo.

"His Sermons on the Mount are recommended, as containing an accurate description of the extent, the beauty, and sublimity of evangelical morals, and the force of the motives by which they are produced. They contain many useful and pious observations." (Cobbin's French Preacher, p. 560.)

James BREWSTER. Edinburgh and London, 1809, 8vo.
81. Lectures upon our Lord's Sermon on the Mount. By

This volume" contains a statement of Christian morality, always clear, generally judicious, and sometimes discriminating, traced up to Christian principles, and followed up by an appeal to the conscience, at once calculated to convict the reader of his deficiencies, and to persuade him to adopt and act upon the author's statement." (Christian Observer for 1809, val. viii. p. 780.)

82. Forty-five Expository and Practical Lectures on the whole of our Lord's Sermon on the Mount. By the Rev. E. GOOD. London, 1829, 8vo.

83. The Resurrection of LAZARUS. A Course of Sermons on the Eleventh Chapter of the Gospel according to St. John. From the French of Beausobre. By Henry COTES. London, 1822, 8vo.

"These Discourses are a paraphrase rather than a translation of the third and fourth volumes of the Sermons of M. de Beausobre. They are intended for the use of those who have leisure and opportunity to compare the leading evidences of Christianity in a connected series of discourses upon one of the most remarkable of our Saviour's miracles, the resurrection of Lazarus." (Author's Preface)

84. Practical Discourses on the Nature, Properties, and Excellencies of CHARITY, above all the gifts and graces of the Holy Spirit; as they are described in the thirteenth chapter of the first

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