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of the BLIND (John xi. 37); "And he whom thou now hast is not THY husband," John iv. 18; for example, express accurately the exphasis of the original. See also Matt. iii. 14; viii. 9. John xix. 6, 7.
notes will prove welcome to the general reader, especially in the proposed second volume. In the gospels there are no various readings in that manuscript of importance. The type adopted enables the reader to judge very fairly of the Unhappily this principle is pushed to general importance of various readings. an extreme. Six and twenty different "JESUS saith," i. e. with the article, is in cases are enumerated in which it is said the Vatican manuscript, "Jesus saith," that emphasis is expressed, while in i. e. without the article, Matt. xvii. 26. In many of them there is no emphasis at Mark vii. 36, our received text reads, all. Verbs for example in the infinitive "He charged them... they published mood and adverbs are made nouns in it." The Vatican reads, "he charged Greek by prefixing the article, as in them. . . they published it.” The Mark vi. 48, Matt. viii. 18, and all such places of the emphatic pronouns being are marked by Mr. Taylor as em-reversed. The general importance of phatic. Now the article is employed this manuscript, may be gathered from in such cases to meet the requirements of grammar, and not to give peculiar force to the word. To print such instances as emphatic confounds all proper notion of emphasis, and deprives the ordinary reader of the advantages which the general system advocated by Mr. Taylor is intended to confer. Could the six and twenty rules he gives be reduced to six, and really emphatic words be printed in emphatic type, a great benefit would be conferred, and the reader would be aided as much as by a corrected version. Of course we wish only the emphasis of the original, more than that would be exposition and not translation.
The various readings of the Vatican manuscript which are given in foot
the fact that ten out of a dozen or thirteen important readings in the New Testament, which are adopted by all the great critics, Griesbach, Scholz, Lachman, and Tischendorf, are found to agree with the Vatican. Unhappily the long standing promise of the Papacy that this text is soon to be given to the world is still unredeemed; and the various readings it contains are known only through imperfect collations.
On the whole, we deem Mr. Taylor's book a useful addition to our stores. The idea is a good one, and if his plan be confined to real emphasis and not extended to merely grammatical forms, it will throw much light on the sacred text. He has found a good horse; but let him beware of riding him to death.
The Pictorial Family Bible, according to the
This reprint of the original edition of Kitto's Bible having proceeded as far as the seventh chapter of Luke's Gospel, we renew our testimony, that though it is not equal to the VOL. XV.-FOURTH SERIES.
"Standard Edition," we regard its progress with complacency, as it will afford valuable instruction to multitudes to whom the more expensive work would be inaccessible. It is an excellent family book, and exceedingly cheap. The Bible and the Working Classes; being a Series of Lectures delivered to the Working Classes of Braford, Yorkshire, in 1851. By ALEXANDER WALLACE, Edinburgh. Second
Thousand. London, Hamilton, Adams, and
Feeling in common with many Christian
The Bible Class Manual of the Life of Christ; or a Harmony of the Gospels, in a Continuous Narrative, with Notes and Questions. By ANDREW G. FULLER. London: B. L. Green. 1852. Pp. x., 181.
To reduce the memoirs of the four evangelists into one continuous narrative would seem to a person who had never attempted it a much easier thing than it actually is. Sometimes one of the writers gives a fuller account of a transaction than any of the others, and yet passes over circumstances which they mention, and which must therefore be introduced, though it is difficult to determine to what part of his statement they belong. In many cases
there are apparent discrepancies which a more
Scripture Teacher's Assistant, with Explana-
It is surprising that a man of so much experience in the instruction of children, and who enjoys so high a reputation among sabbath school teachers, should have published so very poor a book as this is. We have heard of men title-page, and the question has occurred to us of celebrity lending their names to be put on a whether the good nature of Mr. Althans has not led him to accommodate some friend in that
way in this instance. The very first explana-
Does not the word "city" convey to an English child, not to say a London child-and it is for "London Sunday schools" especially that the author has written-an idea totally inapplicable to Bethlehem? Such an are these: " explanation is far worse than none. kingdom of glory. Eternal happiness." p. 33. Kingdom of heaven. Christ's Offended in me. Displeased with what I teach." p. 38. "The holy place. The holy Others are about equal to none; as, “Was the ground round the city of Jerusalem." p. 64. Son of God. I now believe that Jesus was the Son of God." p. 71.
The Economy of Prayer; in Principle, Practice, and Result; deduced from the Lord's Prayer. By JOSEPH EDE. Pp. 138. London: Houlston and Stoneman.
in its import-more suggestive of thought-or No part of scripture is more comprehensive than that in which our Lord taught his dismore interesting from collateral circumstances ciples the manner after which they were to pray. Hence in all ages of the church it has Expositions of the "Lord's Prayer" however, been considered a fruitful theme for comment. generally failed to impart either profit or inlike lectures on the "Pilgrim's Progress," have terest. Through ignorance of biblical truth or want of sympathy with the exercise of subject have, for the most part, served to illusprayer, or general incompetency, writers on this trate the saying of an old Waldensian, "This prayer can scarce be expounded completely by
all the theologians in the world." We have
The Course of Faith, or the Practical Believer
The deservedly popular author of this volume,
Sin Apprehended, Tried, and Condemned; being
This ingenious allegory was first published in 1627 and must then have met with great favour as it reached the sixth edition during the year of its publication. Since then it has frequently been reprinted. The present edition has been
purged of the coarse imagery and language
No. I. The Doctrine
quietly, instead of writing these tracts and
illustrating the abominations of Auricular ConWhether it was discreet or not, in fession, to translate some of the quotations from reach of English readers, young and old, is a Dens and Bailey, and place them within the question on which there will be difference of opinion; argument may be adduced in favour of the affirmative as well as the negative; and but certainly there are many things in these we will not undertake to pronounce judgment; letters for which it would not have been easy to procure the imprimatur of Cardinal Wisething unfair or dishonourable. The author, who man. We have not observed, however, any dates from Scarborough, has cultivated an extensive acquaintance with the writings of Romanists, and he is turning his knowledge thus laboriously acquired to good account.
The Fraternal Memorial, a Memoir of the Rev. | William Fernie, late Pastor of the Church assembling in Zion Chapel, Frome, Somerset ; by the Rev. JOHN FERNIE, Farnham, Surrey. London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co. 12mo. pp. xii., 227.
The subject of this biographical sketch was born in 1814 at Brewood, Staffordshire, where his respected father bas been pastor of the independent church more than forty years. When he was about twenty years of age he was received into Highbury College, and in 1839 he accepted the pastorate of the large independent church meeting in Zion chapel, Frome. Here he laboured acceptably and usefully above ten years. A severe cold taken after preaching to a crowded congregation in a farm house, brought on an illness which terminated in his removal from the midst of attached friends on the 13th of November, 1850. He was a preacher of superior abilities, and the Memoir, which includes many extracts from his letters, evinces on the part of the compiler, a spirit of brotherly kindness and Christian simplicity. Israel Hartmann, as Youth, Husband, and Orphan Schoolmaster. A Biography, from his Diary and Letters. Translated from the German by Mrs. THOMPSON, (née) (Elizabeth Maria Lloyd). With a Preface by Rev. ROBERT BICKERSTETH, M.A., Rector of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London. London: Wertheim and Macintosh. 16mo., pp. vii., 201.
Faith sustained this simple-minded German schoolmaster under many afflictions, and gave bim habitual serenity throughout the vicissitudes of a life which beginning in the year 1725 did not terminate till 1806.
The Imperial Cyclopædia. The Cyclopædia of the British Empire. Part XI. Leigh Middlesex. London: Charles Knight. Imperial 8vo.
It affords us pleasure to witness the progress towards completion of this valuable work, and to observe the announcements which accompany it with regard to other divisions of the comprehensive publication to which it belongs. This, the Geographical portion of the British Empire, is to be completed in sixteen halfcrown parts; and the two volumes comprising it will be of an inestimable worth to students of politics or of English history. Thr proprietor has acted wisely in taking time to procure accurate topographical information from special sources where it was not to be obtained readily, though at the expense of some degree of delay; and he now hopes that the entire work will be completed by the periodical issue of two Parts monthly, in about four years. The Lost Steamer: a History of the Amazon. London: Partridge and Oakey. 16mo. Pp.
The author undertook this work, he tells us, lest it should be attempted by some one who would not acknowledge the hand of God or scek his glory; and he has interspersed throughout remarks of a religious tendency. The first hundred pages are pleasant reading of a mis
cellaneous character, the titles being the Launch -the Engines-Trial Trips-Power and Speed -Remarkable Era-New Docks-Embarkation-the Channel-Bay of Biscay-Presentiments-Middle Watch. But now comes the catastrophe. The sections are deeply interesting but awful, which are headed, the Fire-Bell -the Life-Boats-Last Hours; and scarcely less so are those which give account of the sufferings and deliverances of the minority who at various times and in different circumstances reached the land.
Sufficient Maintenance and an Efficient Ministry. A Sermon with Notes by the Rev. THOMAS GUTHRIE, D.D. Published at the request of the Kirk Session of Free St. John's, Edinburgh. Edinburgh: Constable and Co. London: Hamilton and Co. 8vo. Pp. 31.
To all members of churches who are in comfortable circumstances themselves, and especially to all who have the honour to sustain the deacon's office, we earnestly recommend this discourse, which will open to them trains of of renewed attention. Their own welfare, and thought, new to many, and to others deserving connected with the subject than many of them the welfare of their children, are more closely suppose.
The Christian Law of Life. A Sermon preached in Surrey Chapel, before the London Missionary Society, on Wednesday, May 12, 1852. By JonN STOUGHTON, of Kensington. London : 16mo., pp. 43. Price 4d.
The preacher treats his text, "For me to live is Christ," as an exposition of the law of our spiritual life, and a grand encouragement to spiritual labour; mentions effects which would follow from our fully embracing and acting out this law; and shows that "the inspiration of the sentiment expressed in the text is the want of the age."
Allegiance to the Faith: a Discourse occasioned by the Death of Robert Kettle, Esq., preached in Hope Street Baptist Chapel, Glasgow, on Sabbath, 4th April, 1852. By JAMES PATERSON, D.D. Glasgow: 8vo., pp. 30. Price Sixpence. 12.
An appropriate sermon, comprising a biographical notice of an excellent man of whom some account was given in our number for May.
The Interpretation of the Prophecy relating to the Seven Churches, Revelation, Ch. I. II. III. London: Sampson Law. 18mo. Pp. 36.
One small specimen will probably suffice to enable the reader to determine whether to go into the investigation fully under the guidance of this interpreter or not. "The Christians of the present day," he tells us, “form seven great divisions:-The Society of Friends, Independents, Presbyterians, Methodists, Lutherans, Episcopalians, and Unitarians, and these are the seven bodies spoken of in the second or full sense of the prophetic narrative."
Money, and its Influence. A Tale, Translated from the German by a Lady, for the benefit of a Fund for Rebuilding a London Hospital. London: Wertheim and Macintosh. 16mo. Pp. viii., 127.
One of Hoffman's Tales for the Young, the principal design of which is to illustrate the maxim that money hardens the heart, translated by a Lady, in the hope that its profits will aid the fund for rebuilding what is called Queen Charlotte's Hospital.
The Sailor's Prayer Book; a Manual of Devotion for Sailors at Sea, and their Families at Home. London: Snow, 1852. 24mo. pp. xi., 183.
This work opens with an Address to Owners, Agents, and Captains of merchant vessels, on the duty and happiness of maintaining religious services on board their ships; and it proffers aid, by presenting to them ten sermons, prayers for morning and evening for five weeks, and "Special Services for particular occasions." Evangelical principles are recognized pretty generally throughout; but the phraseology employed seems to us to be often deficient in simplicity, and not always expressive of definite conceptions. We do not know of any better book of the kind, but we think that one very much better on the same plan might be made. The Eastern Lilly Gathered a Memoir of Bala Shoondore Tagore. With Observations on the Position and Prospects of Hindu Female Society. By the Rev. EDWARD STORROW, Calcutta, With a Preface by the Rev. JAMES KENNEDY, M.A., from Benares, Northern India. London: Snow. 24mo. Pp. ix., 86.
The light which this small publication throws on the condition of the wealthier classes of the Hindoos, especially the ladies, entitles it to general perusal.
My First Grief: or Recollections of a Beloved Sister. A Memoir and Autobiography, by a Provincial Surgeon. Bath: Binns and Goodwin. 12mo. Pp. 134.
An account of an amiable and lovely sister, and penned by one whose warm heart was yet smarting under the stroke occasioned by her death. Setting forth faith in Christ as the only means through which we may have eternal life, and vindicating the doctrine of a particular providence as fulfilling the designs of a gracious God, it is adapted to impart consolation in trial, and to make the spirit resigned to the will of Him who "doeth all things well."
The Justified Believer; his Security, Conflicts, and Triumph. By W. B. MACKENZIE, M.A., Incumbent of St. James' Holloway. London: R. T. S. 12mo. Pp. 147.
A new edition of a scriptural, clear, and forcible exposition of the all-important "doctrine of a standing or falling church," exhibiting its fruits and blessings in the case of every believer. Well adapted to establish and comfort the Christian in the faith of the gospel, it will be useful both in and out of the community to which the respected author belongs.
[It should be understood that insertion in this list is not a mere announcement: it expresses approbation of the works
enumerated,-not of course extending to every particular, but an approbation of their general character and tendency.]
An Idea of a Christian. By S. W. PARTRIDGE, Author of "Voices from the Garden," &c. London: Partridge and Oakey. 16mo., pp. 30.
The Desolated Valley: a Narrative of the Flood at Holmfrith, Feb. 4, 1852. By J. G. MIALL. London: Houlston and Stoneman. 32mo., pp. 48.
The Elements of Astronomy: comprised in a Series of Questions and Answers, adapted for the use of families and schools. By Mrs. JOHNSON. New and improved edition. London: Partridge and Oakey. 24mo., pp. 64.
Memoir of Cecilia Sloane. London: Houlston and Stoneman.
By C. WOOLLACOTT. 12mo., pp. 16.
The Railway Traveller. By C. WOOLLACOTT. London: Houlston and Stoneman. 12mo., pp. 12.
Little Francis, a Tale for the Young. By C. WOOLLACOTT. London: Houlston and Stoneman
12mo., pp. 12.
The Christian's Charter: an Exposition of Romans, Chap. viii. Verse 32. Second edition. Lon don: B. L. Green. 12mo., pp. 46.
The Undivided Brothers. The Substance of a Sermon delivered at Park Street Chapel, Llanelly, on Sunday, August 17, 1851, occasioned by the melancholy Death of Luther and Frederick Rees sons of the REV. D. R, Llanelly. By J. ROBERTS Minister. To which is added, a Biographical Sketch London: Snow. 12mo. pp. 31.
The Lord's Short Work on the Earth. A Sermon preached in Free St. George's, Edinburgh, on Sabbath January 4, 1852. By ROBERT S. CANDLISH, D.D Edinburgh: Johnstone and Hunter. 8vo. pp. 32..
The Eclectic Review, June, 1852. Contents:I. Life and Letters of Niebuhr. II. Women of Christianity. III. Memoirs of Sarah Margaret Fuller. IV. Dr. Hooker's Rhododendrons. V. Local History, and Public Libraries. VI. Bancroft's American Revolution. VII. The Visible Heavens. VIII. Deans and Chapters. Review of the Month, &c. London: Ward and Co. 8vo, pp. 126.)
The Christian Journal of the United Presbyterian Church. June, 1852. Glasgow: R. Jackson. 80., pp. 50.
The Christian Treasury; containing contributions from ministers and members of various Evangelical Denominations. June, 1852. Edinburgh. 8vo., pp. 48. Price 6d.
Two Stories for my Young Friends-the Erichsons. The Clever Boy, or Consider Another. By Miss FRANCES BROWN. Edinburgh: Paton and Ritchie, 24mo., pp. 144.