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Revision of the Authorized Version : the English Bible, and our Duty with

regard to it. With an Appendix, containing a Concordance of the most important terms in the New Testament compared with the original Greek, adapted to the English reader. By Philalethes. Dublin :

Mc. Glashan and Gill. London: Whittaker and Co. THE author of this pamphlet gives a good account of the rise and progress of the various English translations of the Bible. He states that they were all the results of individual enterprize! While pointing out some defects in the authorized version, he yet admits its general excellence and beauty, and although he would correct its manifold blemishes, he considers that the time has not yet come for any authorized revision. But at the same time he argues that individuals may and should attempt to bring about a more perfect translation; and that their attempts, after running the gauntlet of criticism and thus in their turn acquiring renewed improvement, may eventually tend to evoke such a translation as may enable public opinion to assign it the place which is now occupied by the authorized version. As the author's views of revision are thus moderate and innocuous and are calculated to stimulate honest and independent efforts to advance the cause of sound Biblical criticism without unsettling the minds of any, so we may safely recommend his work for the amount of useful information which he has collected together in a small compass.

The Paragraph Bible: the Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testa

ments : translated out of the original tongues, and with the former Translation diligently compared and revised. By His Majesty's Special Command. Arranged in Paragraphs and Parallelisms. London :

Religious Tract Society. 1851. THIS is a valuable edition of the Authorized Version of the Bible, without note or comment, printed by the Queen's Printer in a common-sense paragraph form like any other book, for the Religious Tract Society. The usual headings of the chapters (which are often erroneous) are here omitted. The verse figures are printed down the margin to facilitate reference. When it is considered how much the sense of the sacred volume is obscured by the usual mode of printing, whereby chapters and verses are cut and broken up in a style which would be deemed outrageous in any other book, and how much it is elucidated by the mode which has been adopted in this edition, it is to be hoped that encouragement will be given to the attempt of the Tract Society to introduce a more sensible style of printing our Bibles. Why should it not be introduced into our schools ?

Illustrations to the Holy Scriptures: consisting of Eighteen Maps and

Plans. London: S. Bagster and Sons. THE Bishop of Cork and Cloyne in a recent Charge pointed out the need of an intelligent mode of teaching the Bible to the young, and hinted that even in Sunday Schools a little illustration of the Bible, as regards the geography of the places referred to in it would not be out of place. Of course in other schools the remark will apply yet more forcibly. Then Bagster's cheap pocket edition of Eighteen Maps will be found very useful to all teachers. And if the pupils are made to trace out the geographical position of the various places named in their Bible lessons it will be found that they will be more deeply impressed on the memory.


Examination Questions on Physical and Political Geography. By Walter Mc. Leod, F.R.G.S. Longmans.--A very suggestive and valuable little book. The questions are well selected, and stretch over a large variety of useful subjects. Mr. Mc. Leod aims only at being useful to young schoolmasters, pupil teachers, and candidates for government appointments, but we recommend his work to thousands of others who read sadly too much, and think sadly too little.

Miscellaneous E.camples in Arithmetic. By the Rev. Henry Pix, M.A. Longmans.Invaluable for dull masters; but we hold that every teacher who is up to his work can cater for himself quite as well as Mr. Pix. The questions certainly are, on the whole, discreetly chosen and well arranged. The answers however are, as certainly, either a work of supererogation or an insult to the craft. If the compiler will only add the working out of each example his book will furnish a most excellent “crib," and become deservedly popular.

Latin Exercises, &c. By the Rev. H. C. Adams, M.A. Darid Nutt, 270, Strand.“This little work is designed as an accompaniment to the author's Latin Delectus.” We don't think that such a book was very much wanted, nor are we of opinion that its merits are at all above the average.

Adams' Greek Exercises.-A nice useful school book for the lower classes, and likely to be more popular than the “ Latin Exercises." It is carefully put together, and, in the hands of a discreet master, may be very valuable for beginners.

Animal Physiology for Schools. By Dionysius Lardner, D.C.L. Walton and Maberly, London.- This work of Dr. Lardner's really deserves the utmost success. It treats on subjects of vast importance with singular clearness and delicacy. We lament much that the structure and functions of the animal frame are so little taught and understood in our schools. A knowledge of them would be invaluable in every way. We need hardly allude to the infinite advantages in a religious point of view; but we would press upon parents and teachers the great benefits of a temporal nature which such information would confer. If our young men, and especially our young women, knew more about “the muscles," "the nervous system,” “the circulation, respiration, digestion," and so on, than they generally do, there would be far less sickness and sorrow, far less early disease and premature decline in the world. We have solemn duties to perform not only towards ourselves, but for the sake of those who are to come after; and for these reasons we urge those who have the charge of youth by all means to introduce Dr. Lardner's useful volume into their schools, and to make themselves the more conversant with its teachings, by the careful study of his larger and most admirable work, entitled “ Animal Physics."


Alison's Continuation, 8vo, cloth, Volume VIII.
Bagatelle (La), new edition, 18mo, bound.
Cherpilloud's Book of Versions, revised by C. J. Delille, cloth.
Chisholm’s (D.)

Commutation Tables, 2 volumes, royal 8vo, cloth.
Churton's (E.) Early English Church, foolscap 8vo, cloth, new edition.
De Porquet's (L. P. F.) Abrégé de l'Histoire de France, cloth.
Dohne's (Rev. J. L.) Zulu Caffre Dictionary, 8vo, sewed.
English Synonyms, edited by Whately, 4th edition, 12mo. cloth.
Fraser's (X. C.) Rational Philosophy, crown 8vo, cloth.
Gleig's (Rev. G. R.) Essays, 2 volumes, 8vo, cloth.
Jones' (T. W.) Physiology &c., of Body, Sense, and Mind.

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OXFORD. PHYSIOLOGICAL PRIZES.—The Regius Professor of Medicine desires to give notice, that the time for sending in Essays for two Physiological Prizes, offered in January, 1856, will be extended as follows, and with the following alterations :

Members of the University, not of sufficient standing to take their Master's Degree in January, 1859, are invited to compete for Prizes, to be given for Essays on the Fauna of Christ Church Meadow and the adjoining Waters, viz.

A Prize of £25, for the best Monograph of the Vertebrata, with Notes on their Habitats and History, and a Collection of Specimens; a detailed Anatomical and Physiological Description of one Species, together with the History of its Development, and illustrative Dissections and Drawings, or Photographs.

A Prize of £25, for the best Catalogue of Species, and Collection of Specimens, of the Invertebrata, to be accompanied with a Monograph of one Genus, and illustrated with Dissections and Drawings, or Photographs.

Two or more persons may unite in producing each Essay; and the same Competitor or Competitors may obtain both prizes.

The Essays, with their Illustrations, addressed to the Dean of Ch. Ch. are to be left at the Ch. Ch. Museum (with sealed Mottos as is usual), on or before the 31st of December, 1858. The Prizes will be awarded by

The Very Rev. the Dean of Ch. Ch.
Sir Walter C. Trevelyan, Bart. M.A. Univ. Coll.
Professor Owen, D.C.L.
Henry W. Acland, M.D., Regius Professor of Medicine.
John Phillips, M.A., Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum.
G. Rolleston, M.D., Lee's Reader in Anatomy.
Philip Lutley Sclater, M.A., C.C.C.
J. O. Westwood, Conservator of the Hope Collection.
Rev. John G. Wood, M.A., Merton College.

CAMBRIDGE. FEB. 9. BELL SCHOLARSHIPS.—The Vice Chancellor gives notice—That an election of two scholars upon this foundation will take place on Friday, the 19th of March, 1858. The members of any college (except King's College and Trinity Hall) sons or orphans of clergymen, who were admitted between the commencements of 1856 and 1857, may be candidates.


Jan. 29.-The following is the list of Honors at the Bachelor of Arts' Commencement, January, 1858 ::


Norman Macleod Ferrers, M.A., Gonville and Caius College.
Robert Braithwaite Batty, M.A., Emmanuel College.


William Magan Campion, M.A., Queen's College.
Hugh Callendar, M.A., Magdalene College.

N.B. In all cases of equality the names are bracketed.

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MISCELLANEOUS. CHURCH SCHOOLMASTERS' AND SCHOOLMISTRESSES' BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION.—The Annual Meeting of the members and friends of this Institution was held on Monday, the 28th December, at the St. Martin's Schools, Charing Cross. Mr. Stevens, of St. Mark's Schools, Brighton, in the chair. The Report, which was read by Mr. Mc. Leod, the Honorary Secretary, expresses very forcibly the disappointment of the Committee at the apathy manifested by Teachers in the support of an institution so exclusively designed for the benefit of themselves and their families. It notices some of the alleged causes for such apathy, especially objections to the Rules, and points out how alterations may be effected, if they approve themselves to the minds of Members. (A proposal for an alteration has been made to the Committee by the Derby Association, but the Committee, after reference to its country as well as town members, declined to recommend its adoption, on the ground that it would alter materially the character of the Institution.)

The Report goes on to state that recent circumstances warrant the Committee in forming better hopes for the future, especially the formation of the National School Choral Society, which proposes to hand over the profits of its approaching Festival in the Crystal Palace to the funds of this institution. The proceedings of the Bristol Association also seem to promise the awakening of a better spirit. The sum of £7. 15s. has been contributed by thirty members of this association, in addition to their exertions in behalf of the Associated Body of Church Schoolmasters. The balance sheet shows a sum of £25. 14s. 8d. in hand, after defraying all the expenses of starting the institution, and affording relief to two members. Many

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