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a. Of the Angel. (xxii. 6.)
offers his volume “as a sequel” to the compilations of Messrs. Elsb. Of Jesus Christ. (xxii. 7—16.)
ley and Slade (noticed in p. 131. No. 10. and p. 135. No. 79. supra), c. Of Saint John, who denounces a curse against those who shall it may be most advantageously consulted and studied as a distinct add to or diminish the predictions contained in this book (xxii. work; being sufficiently critical for the use of the scholar, at the
16_20.), and concludes with an apostolical benediction. (21.) same time that its perspicuity renders it highly valuable to ordinary The hypothesis of Eichhorn (we understand) was attacked and readers. refuted by M. Lange, in his German translation of the Apocalypse. 208. England Safe and Triumphant: or Researches into the
201. A Commentary on the Revelations. By Bryce Joan-Apocalyptic Little Book, and Prophecies, connected and synchroSTONE, D.D. Edinburgh, 1794, 2 vols. 8vo.
. By the Rev. Francis Turuston, M.A. Coventry and This work we have not had an opportunity of seeing: it is stated London, 1812, 2 vols. 8vo. by Dr. E. Williams to be “well calculated for general use, being written with great perspicuity, and in a popular practical strain.” lation, here is one which expressly views in it the permanency of
“ Among many interpretations of the Divine Book of the Reve(Christian Preacher, Appendix, p. 437.)
the church of England, and its prevalence over all other denomina202. Reflections sur l'Apocalypse. Par E. Gibert, Minister tions of the Christian world! Much as we are inclined to believe de la Chapelle Royale, et Recteur de St. André dans l'Isle de that there is a strong foundation of truth in what this author urges, Guernsey. Guernsey, 1796, 8vo.
in conformity with other sound interpreters, or built on their posiPlain, pious, and practical. The learned author has chiefly fol- latter end of his work, he is rather too rapid in forming his deduc
tions, we cannot but think in many places, particularly towards the lowed the exposition given by Bishop Newton in the second volume tions and conclusions; in some of which we confess ourselves of his Dissertations on the Prophecies.
unable to follow him.” (British Critic, O.S. vol. xxxiii. pp. 593. 595.) 203. Practical Observations on the Revelation of Saint John, written in the year 1775. By the late Mrs. BOWDLER, 2d edit.
209. A Dissertation on the Dragon, Beast, and False Prophet Bath, 1800, 12mo.
of the Apocalypse; in which the number 666 is satisfactorily This work is expressly designed for those who have not leisure explained : and also a full illustration of Daniel's Vision of the or inclination to exañine ihe prophetical meaning of the Apocalypse. Ram and He-Goat. By James Edward CLARKE. London, 1814, “Many such readers will doubtless be found ; and whoever takes 8vo. up the book with a serious mind, will be edified by the good sense, “We cannot agree with the author in many of his explanations : piety, and modesty of the writer.” (British Critic, O. Š. vol. xvi. yet we have read his work with some degree of satisfaction, and p. 561.)
ihink he has succeeded in throwing additional light on some of 204. A Commentary on the Revelation of Saint John, accom- the obscure subjects which
he undertakes to illustrate.” (Eclectic panied with Historical Testimony of its accomplishment to the Review, N. S. vol. iv. p. 289.) present day. By the Rev. E. W. WHITAKER. London, 1802,
210. A Dissertation on the Seals and Trumpets of the Apo8vo.
calypse, and the Prophetical Period of twelve hundred and sixty The present work is an enlarged edition of a small work on the years. By William CuniNGHAME, Esq. London, 1813. Third prophecies, originally printed in 1795. The author “ has the pecu- Edition, 1833, 8vo. liar merit of compelling the historian Gibbon to give testimony, in
For a copious analysis of this soberly written and truly valuable almost every instance that falls within the limits of his chronology, work (now very materially improved), see the Christian Observer, to the fulfilment of the prophecies.". The points insisted on by for 1814, vol. xiii. pp. 163–180.) Mr. Whitaker, he “has succinctly handled, and reasoned upon each in such a manner as to render his work, if not decisive upon the
210*. On the Jubilean Chronology of the Seventh Trumpet subject, yet too important not to become a book of reference and of the Apocalypse, and the Judgment of the Ancient of Days, authority to future commentators." (British Critic, vol. xxiii. O. S. Dan. vii. 9.; with a brief account of the Discoveries of Mons. de Pref. p. iv. and p. 252.)
Chesaux as to the great Astronomical Cycles of 2300 and 1260 205. Brief Commentaries upon such parts of the Revelation years, and their difference, 1040 years. By William Cuningand other Prophecies as immediately refer to the present times. HAME, Esq. London and Edinburgh, 1834, 8vo. By Joseph GALLOWAY, Esq. London, 1802, 8vo.
211. The Prophetic History of the Christian Revelation Ex206. The Apocalypse, or Revelation of Saint John, translated, plained; or a Brief Exposition of the Revelation of Saint John. with Notes critical and explanatory. To which is prefixed a By the Rev. George ScHMUCKER, Pastor of the Evangelical Dissertation on the divine origin of the book, in answer to the Lutheran Church, York Town, Pennsylvania. Vol. I. Baltimore, objections of the late Professor Michaelis; with a biographical 1817, 8vo. [This work has not been completed.] chart of writers in the early Christiar. church who appear to 211*. Apocalypsis Græce. Perpetua Annotatione illustrata have afforded evidence in favour of the Apocalypse. By John à Joanne Henrico Heinrichs. Gottinge, 1821. 2 parts or Chappel Wooduouse, D.D. London, 1806, royal 8vo. vols. 8vo.
* This,” said the late Bishop Hurd, " is the best book of the kind Though published as a detached work, this commentary on the I have seen. It owes its superiority to two things, - the author's Apocalypse forms part of the Novum Testamentum Koppianum understanding, for the most part, the apocalyptic symbols in a spi- (noticed in p. 127. No. 16. of this Appendix), of which it constiritual, not a literal sense : secondly, to the care he has taken to fix tutes the tenth yolume. After Eichhorn, Grotius, Hug, and other the precise import of those symbols, from the use made of them by modern continental critics, Dr. Heinrichs considers the Apocalypse the old prophetical and other writers of the Old and New Testa- as a sacred poem representing, in a dramatic form (the scenery of ment. Still many difficulties remain, and will remain to the time which is chiefly borrowed from the ancient prophets), the final of the end." (Manuscript note of the late Bishop Hurd, on a blank triumph of Christianity over Judaism and Paganism; the three leaf of a presentation copy of this work, in the library of Hartlebury: cities of Sodom, Babylon, and Jerusalem,—or the Matron, the See Gentleman's Magazine, vol. Ixxviii. part ii. p. 702.) After such Harlot, and the Bride,-being intended to represent those three commendation, any further observation is unnecessary. The text systems. Heinrichs does not adhere to the artificial divisions of of the Apocalypse is handsomely printed in three columns, contain- Eichhorn, of which we have given an abstract in page 140. ing the Greek text of Griesbach's second edition of the New Testament, Dr. W.'s own translation from it, and the authorized version,
212. M. T. LAURMANN Prælectio de imaginum sive figurafrom which he never departs but when the sense requires The rum poeticarum in Apocalypsi Joannea, indole atque pretio. reader who is desirous of seeing analyses of this most excellent Groninge, 1822, 8vo. work, may consult the British Critic, O. S. vol. xxix. pp. 190—200.; and the Eclectic Review, 0. S, vol. ii. part ii. pp. 214–222.
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 Prophecies are fulfilled; several of which are interpreted in a
214. A concise Exposition of the Apocalypse, so far as the Epistles. For the Use of Students in Prophetical Scripture. different way from that adopted by other Commentators. By J. By John Chappel Woodhouse, D.D., Dean of Litchfield. Lon- R. PARK, M.D. London, 1823, 8vo. don, 1828, 8vo. The commendations bestowed by the late Bishop Hurd upon Dr. gether a-spiritual and not a political prophecy that is, as relating
The author of this work regards the Apocalypse as being altoWoodhouse's larger publication (just noticed) are equally
applicable exclusively to the progress of true religion, and not to the history to his present work, in which piety and philology are happily united. of the Roman Empire. This general principle is derived from the The notes are partly abridged from his former translation of the excellent work of Dean Woodhouse, noticed in the preceding Apocalypse, and are parily
new: the Greek text of the original, column, to which Dr. Park acknowledges his obligations, and text of St. John, according to the authorized English version, is which he has for the most part taken as his guide. This concise divided into parts and sections, with a view to a more complete exposition deserves to be recommended as a useful outline of the arrangement and illustration of this prophetic book, the genuine N. S. vol. xxii. p. 341.)
Apocalyptic Predictions and their fulfilment.” (Eclectic Review ness and divine inspiration of which are most satisfactorily vindicated from the objections of the late learned Professor, Sir J. D. 215. Dissertations introductory to the Study and Right Un Michaelis, in a preliminary disquisition. Although Dr. Woodhouse 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 8vo.
(chapters xii.-xiv.); a prediction of the fall of the papacy, the uniThese dissertations are seven in number. In the first two Dr. judgment, and the close of the providential history of the world.
versal war, the Millennium, the subsequent brief apostasy, the fina} 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 fre- 219. Alberti Christ. Van Eldik THIEME Commentatio de quently ventured assertions wholly gratuitous, in order to support Septem Epistolis Apocalypticis. Lugduni Batavorum, 1827, 4to. à favourite hypothesis, to which he had obviously determined that
220. Initium Disputationis de Libri Apocalypseos Argumento, 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 Sententia, et Auctore ..... Publico examini submittit Henricus must be pronounced, by every impartial reader, not only unfair, Engelinus Weyeks. Lugduni Batavorum, 1828, 4to. but in some instances disingenuous." The author “may fairly be The first part only of an academical Dissertation on the Apocarepresented as having brought under the notice of biblical students lypse: it discusses the hypotheses of Grotius, Herder. Eichhorn, some very interesting topics, and he has furnished many ingenious and Heinrichs, respecting the author and argument of this book. and curious remarks on the several subjects of his Dissertations,
221. es, Expository and Practical, on the Book of although, in but too many cases, he has exhibited them in a crude and unsubstantial form. (Eclectic Review, N. S. vol. xxiii. pp. Revelation. By the Rev. Robert Colbertsos. London, 1828, 343. 360.)
8vo. 216. An Explanation of the Apocalypse or Revelation of St.
222. Commentarius in Apocalypsin Johannis, Exegeticus et John. By Alexander Smyth. Washington City, 1825, 12mo. Criticus. Auctore Georgio Henrico Augusto Ewald Lipsiæ,
1828, 8vo. The author of this publication (who is a general in the
army the United States of America) announced it in a pom pous adver- 222*. A Key to the Revelation of St. John the Divine ; tisement, in which he
“certified on honour that he had discovered being an Analysis of those parts of that wonderful Book, which the meaning of the Apocalypse, which, with the exception of a relate to the General State of the Christian Church, through all few passages in the second and third chapters, has never been ap- the times
since it was written, and to the peculiar Signs of those proached by any expositor.” The pamphlet (for it contains only Times. By the Rev. Philip Allwood, B.D. London, 1829, published as the result of twenty years' study; and, as it is uiterly 2 vols. 8vo. unknown in this country, the following concise outline of its con- 223. The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ, commonly called the tenis may perhaps gratify the curiosity of the reader. Contrary to Revelation of St. John the Divine, briefly, yet minutely, Extioned by any of the Fathers until about the close of the second plained and Interpreted, to the xixth Chapter inclusive ; being century—that the several passages which are common to their the History of the Christian Church, until the Destruction of writings and this book, are quotations from the former by the author the Roman Empire at the Coming of our Lord with all his of the latter, and not vice versà, as is commonly supposed, because Saints. Consisting of a select Compilation from the most apthe Book of Revelation is a much more masterly and perfect pro-proved and learned Commentators, both ancient and modern. duction than the others, and the world is in a state of progressive London, 1832, 8vo. improvement, as the rude hut precedes the splendid palace; (General Smyth's book is therefore superior to all the productions of an- 224. A Treatise on the Millennium; in which the prevailing tiquity?!)—that “the fall of the mystical Babylon is, UNQUESTION- Theories on that suloject are carefully examined, and the true ABLY, the destruction of Byzantium by the forces of Severus, in Scriptural Doctrine attempted to be elicited and established. the year 195; and this event is the beacon which we must keep By George Bush, A.M. New York, 1832, 12mo. in view, while searching for the other events, enigmatically related in this book,"-that Irenæus, bishop of Lyons, must have been the The opinion advocated by the author of this treatise is, that the author of the Apocalypse, because he wrote several books, in one Millennium is past; the predictions in the Apocalypse having been of which he mentioned the ancient copies of the Apocalypse, and fulfilled by the triumph of Christianity over Paganism, in the conwas also acquainted with several persons who figured in the his version of Constantine to the Christian faith. tory of the destruction of Byzantium—that it is a compilation from 225. An Exposition of the Apocalypse, by the Rev. Alexanthe prophets, the theology of the Rabbins, the Pastor of Hermas, der Keith, D.D., forms the chief part of his “ Signs of the and the more ancient Apocalypses, applied by the writer to the Times,” noticed in No. 17. p. 100. supira, and another Original history of his own time—and that it is a pious forgery, written in the spirit of insatiable revenge! The mystical number 666 he Exposition of this Book by the Rev. Dr. Lee in his “ Six Serfinds in the name of Decimus Clodius Albinus, although the Latin mons on the Study of the Holy Scriptures.” No. 25. p. numerals contained in that name amount only to 2318! Such is supra. the outline of this author's plan, whose fallacy, ignorance, and presumption have been very severely and deservedly exposed in
226. Explication Raisonnée de l'Apocalypse, d'après les prinihe Literary Journals of North America.
cipes de sa Composition. Par Philippe Basset. Paris, 1832–33,
3 tomes, 8vo. 217. An Introduction to the Study of the Apocalypse; being
227. The Book of the Unveiling. London, 1833, 12mo. 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
$ 7. EXPOSITORY LECTURES AND SERMONS ON THE SCRIP
TURES, AND ON DETACHED PORTIONS THEREOF. best and most approved Writers on the Subject. By the Rev. Richard Murray. Dublin, 1826, 8vo.
1. Horæ Homileticæ, or Discourses (in the form of Skeletons) 218. The Apocalypse of St. John, or Prophecy of the Rise, upon the WHOLE SCRIPTURES. By the Rev. Charles SIMEON, Progress, and Fall of the Church of Rome; the Inquisition ; M.A. London, 1833, 21 vols. 8vo. the Revolution of France; the Universal War; and the Final
2. A Popular Commentary on the Bible, in a Series of SerTriumph of Christianity. Being a new Interpretation by the Rev. George Croly, A.M. London, 1827, 8vo.
mons, following, in the Old Testament, the Course of the first
Lessons at Morning and Evening Service on Sundays. Designed This original and powerfully written volume is prefaced by a for Parish Churches, or for reading in Private Families. By the view of the injurious effects of Popery, and the benefils conferred Rev. James PLUMTRE, B.D. London, 1827, 2 vols. 8vo. (comby Protestantism upon the British empire, in the successive reigns from the time of Queen Elizabeth. The interpretation of ihe prising the Old Testament. This work was never completed.] Apocalypse, which follows, adopts a plan different from that of all
3. Practical Lectures on the Historical Books of the Old Tesits predecessors. The author considers the whole as a fasciculus of prophetic visions seen at intervals, and relating to distinct por- tament. By the Rev. Henry Lindsay, M.A. London, 1828, tions of providential history. The first three chapters are exclu-8vo. sively addressed to the Church in the time of Saint John. The
4. Sacred Biography ; or, the His'ory of the Patriarchs (and remainder of the Apocalypse contains a general view of Christian part of the History of Jesus Christ] : being a Course of Lectures History from the reign of Constantine to the Millennium (chapters delivered at the Scots Church, London Wall. By Henry HUNTER, vi.-vii.); a detailed prediction of the penalties inflicted upon Europe for her persecution of the Reformed Church to the Millen D.D. London, 1783, &c. 7 vols. 8vo.; seventh edition, 1814, mium (chapters viii.xi., xv., xvi.); a view of the progress of the 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.
As Bishop Horsley's posthumous work on the Book of Psalms The first edition of this valuable work appeared in 1807: in this which has been noticed in page 120. of this Appendix) is chiefly impression it is very materially improved, and is indispensably adapted to the use of the scholar and biblical critic, while the necessary to the biblical student.
well-known and splendid commentary of Bishop Horne has been 6. Lectures on the Pentateuch. By the Rev. William Marse, thought by many to partake too much of the systematically pro
phetic and mystical interpretation ; Dr. Morison has performed a M.A. London, 1822, 8vo.
very acceptable service to private Christians, as well as to critical 7. Expository Discourses on the Book of GENESIS, inter- students of the sacred volume, in his ex position of the Book of spersed with Practical Reflections, by Andrew FULLER. 2 vols. Psalms. The plan which he has adopted is in every respect de8vo. London, 1806.
serving of commendation. Adhering strictly to the literal meaning
of the text, he is careful at the same time not to overlook either its The late respected author of this work has long been known by prophetical or typical character. The authorized version is prohis able publications on the absurdity of deism, and the immoral perly retained, and the exposition follows each successive verse; tendency of Socinian tenets. These “ Expository Discourses,” which while the critical notes, often very instructive, are commodiously are short, and fifty-eight in number, were originally delivered as placed at the foot of the page. Dr. Morison is advantageously lectures to Mr. Fuller's congregation at Kettering. " The author known as the author of a volume of Lectures on the Reciprocal selects a paragraph of convenient length, and furnishes a concise Obligations of Life; in which some important topics of Christian exposition of its leading circumstances, accompanied with a few Ethics, not commonly discussed from the pulpit, are concisely expractical reflections, and occasionally with a useful criticism. The plained and earnestly enforced on Christian principles and motives. paragraphs are not inserted at length, but referred to by the initial and final verses. Much originality of critical remark must not be
23. The Portraiture of the Christian Penitent: a Course of - expected, nor must the reader be surprised if he often meet with a Sermons on the Fifty-first Psalm. By the Rev. C. E. De COET
trite and obvious reflection : but we will venture to promise him, LOGAN, M.A. London, 1776, 2 vols. 8vo.
24. Sermons on the Fifty-first Psalm. By the Rev. J. Bull. Review, 0. S. vol. ii. part ij. p. 896.)
London, 1824, 8vo. 8. Lectures on the Book of Genesis. By J. Runge, D.D. 25. Sermons on the Ninety-first Psalm. London, 1826, 8vo. London, 1823, 2 vols. 8vo.
26. A Practical Exposition of the Hundred and Nineteenth 9. Lectures upon some Important Passages in the Book of Psalm. By Thomas Maxton, D.D. London, 1681, folio. Genesis. By Henry Thomas Auster, M.Ā. London, 1820, 27 An Exposition of Psalm CXIX. By the Rev. Charles 8vo.
Bridges. London, 1827, 12mo. 10. A Series of Sermons illustrating the History contained in 28. A Practical Exposition of the Hundred and Thirtieth the Book of Genesis. By the Rev. William Bassett, M.A. Psalm. By John Owen, D.D. London, 1669, 4to. ånd various London, 1822, 2 vols. 12mo.
subsequent editions. 11. Ten Lectures on the Philosophy of the Mosaic Records
29. Six Lectures on the Penitential Psalms. By Edward of the Creation, delivered in the Chapel of Trinity College, BERENS, M.A. Oxford, 1823, 12mo. Dublin. By James KENNEDY, B.D., Donellan Lecturer for the
30. Lectures on the Book of ECCLESIASTES. Year 1824. London and Dublin, 1827, 2 vols. 8vo.
WARDLAW, D.D. Glassgow and London, 1821, 2 vols. 8vo. The design of these elaborate lectures is, “ to connect the biblical records of the creation, as closely as their language and arrange
“ This is a very elegant Commentary on an exceedingly difficult ment admit, with physical science; and to estimate the degree of portion of Scripture." (Orme’s Biblioih. Biblica, p. 459.) evidence which arises out of the comparison, of the inspiration of 31. Lectures on the Prophecies of Isaran. By Robert Mactheir author.” Many important geological facts are adduced, which CULLOCH, D.D. London, 1791–1805, 4 vols. 8vo. concur to the confirmation and illustration of the Mosaic history.
These lectures were delivered in the ordinary course of his pas12. Eight Lectures on the History of Jacob. By the Rev. toral labours by Dr. M., who was a minister in the church of ScotHenry Blunt, A.M. London, 1828, 12mo.
land. “They contain many ingenious elucidations of the text, 13. Lectures on the History of Joseph. By John Davies have taken much pains 10 understand the phraseology of the pro
and many judicious and useful reflections. The author appears to Bath, 1823, 12mo.
phet, and to investigate his original design; he marks distinctly 14. The Book of Genesis considered and illustrated in a ihe leading divisions of the prophecies, and explains, at the beginSeries of Historical Discourses. By the Rev. Francis Close, ning of each division, its peculiar object." (Monthly Review, N.S A.M. London, 1826, 8vo.
vol. xx. p. 226.) Dr. Macculloch has made great use of Vitringa's
elaborate commentary on Isaiah. 15. The Christian Exopcs: or the Deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt practically considered, in a series of Discourses.
32. Outlines of Lectures on the Book of Daniel. By F. A. By the Rev. R. P. Budnicom, M.A. London, 1826, 2 vols. 8vo. Cox, LL.D. London, 1833, 12mo. Second edition, 1834, 12mo.
16. Davidica. Twelve Practical Sermons on the Life and 33. An Exposition of the Prophet Joxan, in Sermons. By Character of DaviD, King of Israel. By Henry Thompson, George Abbot, D.D. London, 1613, 4to. M.A. London, 1827, 8vo.
34. Lectures upon Jonas. By John King, D.D., Bishop of 17. Lectures on the History of Joseph. By George Lawson, London. London, 1618, 4to. D.D. Edinburgh and London, 1812, 2 vols. 12mo.
35. Theological Lectures to the King's Scholars at Westmin18. Lectures on the Book of Ruth. By G. Lawson, D.D. ster Abbey, with an Interpretation of the New TESTAMENT, &c. Edinburgh and London, 1805, 12mo.
&c. By John Herlin, D.D. London, 1749. 1761, 2 vols. 4to. 19. Lectures on the Book of Esther. By G. Lawson, D.D.
The first part of this work contains the interpretation of the four Edinburgh and London, 1809, 12mo.
Gospels, the second part comprises the Acts of the Apostles and
the several Epistles. "This interpretation, though far from being 20. An Exposition of the Book of Proverbs. By the late elegant, appears to us, in general, to be accurate and judicious, George Lawson, D.D. Edinburgh, 1821, 2 vols. 1-2mo. and shows that the anthor had carefully studied the original. The
“These works were chiefly intended for the instruction of Chris. whole contains evident marks of solid judgment, critical skill, and tians in the ordinary walks of life. They are pions and sensible, reader
will perceive a small tincture of mysticism; and according.
considerable learning. In several parts of the work, indeed, the There is rarely any thing of a critical nature to be found in them. ly we are told, in the preface to the second part, that the author which indeed was not the writer's object; but they every where was deeply read in the writings of the mystic divines, and was diseover a minute acquaintance with the Bible and the human styled by some the mystic doctor.” (Monthly Review, O. S. vol. heart, and a deep concern to profit the reader. The style is plain, xxv. p. 33.) and the illustrations (are) generally very brief.” (Orme's Biblioth. 36. Explanatory Notes and Practical Comments, being a Biblica, p. 287.)
Series of Short Lectures on the New Testament. By a Clergy21. Lectures on the Book of Psalms. By the Rev. John man. Dublin and London, 1829-33, 2 vols. 8vo. Ewart, M.A. London, 1822–26, 3 vols. 8vo.
37. Lectures on the History of Jesus Christ. By James 22. An Exposition of the Book of Psalms, Explanatory, Cri- BENNETT. London, 1825, 3 vols. 8vo. Another edition in 2 sical, and Devotional, intended chiefly to aid private Christians I 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 8vo. assist the Practice of Domestic Instruction and Devotion. By 53. Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles, delivered in the John Bird SUMNER, D.D., Bishop of Chester. London, 1831–32, Parish Church of Stockton-upon-Tees, during Lent, in the 2 vols. 8vo. ; also in 4 vols. 12mo.
Years 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806. Illustrated with maps. By “The intention of the present work is to promote and to assist John BREWSTER, M.A. London, 1807. 2 vols. 8vo. Second family reading of the Scriptures, by furnishing a book containing edition. London, 1831, in one volume, 8vo. 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 39. The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus p. 408.) Christ; with a Commentary consisting of Short Lectures for the daily Use of Families. By the Rev. Charles GIRDLESTONE, D.D. Glasgow, 2d edition, 1822, 8vo.
54. Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles. By John Dick, M.A. Vol. I. [containing the Four Gospels.] London, 1833, 8vo.
The first edition of these Lectures was in two volumes, which “The Gospels are divided into sections, forming with the com- were published at different times. Dr. Dick is advantageously mentary a lesson of a convenient length for a single service. The known as the author of a sensible and well-written essay on the explanatory matter is so digested as to complete,
together with the inspiration of the Scriptures. Speaking of the first volume of the text, exactly two pages; such topics being selected as may best tirst edition, some critics have remarked, that his discussion of the serve the purpose of devotional edification at the hour of family principal topics related in the Acts of the Apostles “ is fully calworship. All controversial doctrines, all abstruse theories, and all culated to establish the faith of Christians in their holy religion, learned discussions are carefully avoided ; while the capacities and furnishes them with some excellent practical rules for the and wants of an ordinary domestic circle, comprising for the most regulation of their moral conduct. Upon the whole, we cheerfully part the relations of parent and child, of master and servant, are recommend the present volume to the attention of the public." kept steadily in view.” (Christian Remembrancer, May, 1832, vol. Eclectic Review, O. S. vol. ii. pp. 438. 440.) The same critics xiy. p. 280.)
(vol. v. part ii. p. 834.), speaking of the two volumes collectively, 40. Lectures on the Gospel of St. Matthew, delivered in the observe, that they contain altogether a useful illustration of many parish church of Saint James, Westminster, in the years 1798, important passages of the Acts; they are full of good sense and 1799, 1800, and 1801. By the Right Rev. Beilby PORTEUS, second edition of these Lectures has been carefully revised.
orthodox divinity, conveyed in a perspicuous and easy style. The Bishop of London. London, 1802, 2 vols. 8vo. ; 1823, in 1 vol. 8vo.
55. Twelve Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles. By The multiplied editions of these admirable lectures sufficiently London). London, 1829, 8vo.
Charles James BLOMFIELD, D.D., Bishop of Chester (now of attest how highly they are esteemed. “They are" indeed “calculated alike to do good to the learned and the unlearned ; the aged To these very valuable lectures is annexed a new edition of as well as the inexperienced, the grave and the reflecting, the gay the five lectures on the Gospel of St. John (No. 45.); and in an and the thoughtless. They are learned without ostentation, pious appendix is subjoined Dr. Tucker's " Brief and Dispassionate View without any tincture of enthusiasm, argumentative without pedan- of the difficulties attending the Trinitarian, Arian, and Socinian try, and perspicuous without losing sight of the graces of style and Systems." diction.” (British Critic, O. S. vol. xx. p. 306.)
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TLES and Gospels appointed to be used in the Church of Engsulting more elaborate expositions, he has not altogether neglected land, on all Sundays and Holidays, throughout the year. By the wants of the student or the candidate for holy orders. Readers George Stanuope, D.D., Dean of Canterbury. London, 1705– of this class will find considerable information in the notes attached 1708, 4 vols. 8vo. and numerous subsequent editions. to each successive lecture; and the analysis of the epistle, and remarks on certain leading terms, contained in the appendix, afford
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These discourses were published after the author's death by Dr. It is perhaps too much to expect that this or any exposition of the Kidder, Bishop of Bath and Wells, who prefixed a Memoir of Dr. Epistle to the Romans should meet with the unqualified and Horneck: The bishop's character of the writings published by unanimous assent of the critical or theological world. ...... Of himself, is equally applicable to his Sermons on Matt. V. “There the work before us, however, we can honestly say, that it exem
is a great vein of piety and devotion which runs through them: plifies, in almost every page, that holy earnestness, that ardent they savour of the primitive simplicity and zeal, and are well desire for the salvation of human souls, which is the crown and fitted to make men better.” (Life, p. xxxix.) glory of all pastoral teaching and ministration.” (British Critic for 78. Christian Blessedness; or, Discourses upon the Beatitudes January, 1834, vol. xv. p. 96.)
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83. The Resurrection of Lazarus. A Course of Sermons This posthumous publication, consisting of thirty-one discourses on the Eleventh Chapter of the Gospel according to St. John. delivered in the years 1809 and 1810, after undergoing several re- From the French of Beausobre. By Henry Cotes. London, visions, was finished by the learned author, a short time only before 1822, 8vo. his decease." There is however but little novelty in the work, “These Discourses are a paraphrase rather than a translation of but little to gratify the anxious curiosity of the age, or to elucidate the third and fourth volumes of the Sermons of M. de Beausobre. the unfulfilled and more difficult parts of the Revelation. The They are intended for the use of those who have leisure and opporgeneral outline of the prophetic scheme is boldly sketched, and its tunity to compare the leading evidences of Christianity in a convarious ramifications are marked with that precision which was nected series of discourses upon one of the most remarkable of common to the writer; but in general there is an extreme of modesty our Saviour's miracles,—the resurrection of Lazarus." (Author's and diffidence, with scarcely any attempts to pass the usual bounda- Preface) ries of thought on these subjects, or any adventurous flight of speculation.” (Morris's Memoirs of Mr. Fuller, p. 249.) An abstract of
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Spirit; as they are described in the thirteenth chapter of the first