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plicity of the word of God; its unsearch wonderful amount of what is suggestive able depth ; its felicitous concinnity; and in his remarks. His sentences are reits adaptation to all practical uses. "My markably germinant. His words, pregannotations,' says he, are so far from nant with life, are ever sprouting in the being intended to preclude the reader mind careful to take them in, with a from increased research, that I wish reflective understanding. The present rather to put him upon investigation of edition is enhanced by brief notes of the the text itself, by merely showing him editor, pointing out shades of difference how to set about it. My design is also in synonymous terms,-a department of to refute those expositors who put upon criticism to us most profitable, and which isolated passages of Seriptures their own we are glad to find is winning increased forced (mystical) construction, in order attention. The following we insert as a to grasp at impressiveness. Instead of specimen. The distinction has often this, I mean to insist upon the full and struck us, John xvi, ver. 23, “In that comprehensive force of Scripture in its day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, whole connexion.' Separate thoughts of verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall each writer must be determined as to ask the Father in my name, he will give their sense, according to grammatical and it you." The original words regarded by historical laws; but this in constant re- our translators as strictly synonymous ference to the totality of the faith, and to are clearly distinguishable. “The Engrevelation as a whole. Put nothing into lish version confounds the distinction the Scriptures, but draw everything from between epwrac and aired. There is no them, and suffer nothing to remain hidden contrast drawn between asking the Son, that is really in them.' Though each which shall cease, and asking the Father, inspired writer has his own manner and which shall begin ; but the first half of style, one and the same spirit breathes the verse promises one blessing, that they through all, one grand idea pervades all.' shall have no longer need to question . Every divine communication carries Him, for by the Spirit they shall know (like the diamond) its own light with it, all these things; and the second half of thus showing whence it comes ; no touch the verse promises a distinct blessing in stone is required to discriminate it.' the granting of all that they ask (or re• The true commentator will fasten his quest) the Father in the Son's name." primary attention on the letter (literal meaning), but never forget that the spirit TWELVE LECTURES TO THE MEN OF must equally accompany him; at the LIVERPOOL. By HUGH STOWELL BROWN. same time we must never devise a more
London: Partridge and Co. spiritual meaning for Scripture passages THERE can be no question as to the than the Holy Spirit intended.' The ability of these lectures, They are ad. historical matters of Scripture, both narra- mirably conceived, and as admirably extive and prophecy, constitute, as it were, pressed. We do not wonder that the the bones of its system, whereas the spi. delivery of them should have excited ritual matters are as its muscles, blood interest, and drawn crowds. We could vessels, and nerves. As the bones are wish, however, that in lectures delivered necessary to the human system, so Scrip- on the Lord's-day there was a fuller, ture must have its historical matters. The clearer, and more impressive exhibition expositor who nullifies the historical of the gospel than we find in some of groundwork of Scripture for the sake of these, finding only spiritual truths everywhere, One cannot help feeling, when perusing brings death on all correct interpretation. this little volume, that' Mr. Brown is Those expositions are the safest' which often 'merely lopping at the branches, keep closest to the text."" ! !! when he 'should be striking at the root. > With regard to Bengel's commentary, We do not object either to the lopping at we may add in general, that, owing to its the branches, or to the minute dissection peculiar condensation of style, there is a of the fruits of sin; but we should like, in ToL. XXXVI.
connexion with this, a more earnest glimpse of a line, or part of a line of his attempt to get at the seat of the disease, lesson, between every sheet of paper and there to apply the only remedy. Far which he moulded, and thus, lesson after be it from us to charge Mr. Brown either lesson was mastered."-p. v.) with overlooking the remedy, or negleet. After passing through the usual term ing to direct attention to it; but certainly of study at Glasgow University, Mr. it has not its due place in these lectures. Young settled at Perth, where he conThe apostle's words should not be for tinued to labour amid universal esteem, gotten by those engaged in the same great till called, at the age of 73, to his rest and work-"* I determined not to know any reward in heaven. His name is well thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and known and will be long remembered is him crucified.” We are sure that Mr. Scotland, and many of our English Brown's efforts among the working classes readers will remember him as the writer would secure happier results, and be of several of the introductory essays to more satisfactory to himself, as well as Collins' series of " Select Christian to many of his brethren whose judgment | Authors." Be cannot but respect, were he to keep This memoir of him is well written,
his more fully in view. His lectures and will be read with great interest. It would lose nothing in attractiveness, by contains one of the few instances an having the gospel more fully exhibited record of a man beginning the work of in them, while they would gain vastly the ministry late in life, he was 37 as to real power and permanent useful. years of age when he settled at Perth, ness.
and yet attaining to great eminence and
extensive usefulness. The lectures and DISCOURSES BY THE LATE Rev. DAVID discourses are such as might be expected
YOUNG, D.D., Perth. With a Me- from the pen of Dr. Young.
God's ACRE; or, Historical Notices relating
to Churchyards. By MRS. STONE. It might have been expected that "a
London: Parker. general and earnest desire would be ex- ! To those who are as partial to antipressed for some memorial of the life quarian researches as we are, and who and ministry of the late Dr. Young." like to see the result presented in : He was one of the ablest and most in modern, attractive dress-poetry and fluential ministers of the United Presby- religious sentiment being blended with terian Church. To this position he rose the fruit of careful study-will welcome " from the ranks," for his parentage was this volume, and read it with special humble, and he was, to a great extent, a gratification, as we have done. A great self-educated man. We find that, in deal of information is here collected, touchearly life, he was apprenticed to a weaver, ing places, rites, and modes of burial; and and that afterwards he was employed in a number of curious historical facts and a paper-mill. It was not till he had been anecdotes add to the interest of the married for some years that the way was volume. Not, indeed, that there is much opened for him to study for the ministry. original research, or that the fair author. The difficulties before him were great, ess has widely travelled and gathered but his earnestness and perseverance from personal observation a knowledge overcame them all. The following scene of the funeral customs of other countries, in the paper-mill at Keir will remind the in this respect we think the volume dereader of a similar one in the cotton-mill | fective, but, from sources not generally at Blantyre, in which Livingstone once accessible, because contained in searce wrought. “From the roof of the build- and learned works, she certainly has ing in which he toiled, he suspended al contrived to produce a book which is board for holding his classic, in such intelligent, instructive, and thoughtful, a position that his eye could catch al and fitted to improve the heart. We
could, for the sake of a fuller treatment of our views; but still in these will be found the ways of sepulture in other times and many touching allusions and useful other lands, have dispensed with the facts and sentiments, adapted to raise the chapter on Flowers," "Sanctuary," and thoughts to a higher world, where death “Ministering Spirits,"as butremotely con. is left behind, conquered. We cordially nected with the subject. As to the last,some thank Mrs. Stone for this contribution. of the speculations do not coincide with
BRIEF NOTICES OF RECENT PUBLICATIONS,
FOSTERIANA: Consisting of Thoughts, Reflections, The Boy's BOOK OF INDUSTRIAL INFORMATION. and Criticisms of John Foster, Edited by
Illustrated H. G. Boux, London,
Ward and Lock THE volume consists almost exclusively of Our HOME ISLANDS, their Productive Industry. extracts made from such of Mr. Foster's con.
By Rev. T. MILNER, tributions to the Eclectic Review as have not
Tract Society. already been published in the " Critical Es.
The first of these volumes is rich in inter. says." What was of mere temporary interest
esting descriptions of natural and manufac. in such contributions is passed over, and the
tured products-processes of art and tradereally substantial thoughts are selected and
together with apparatus, machinery, and en. arranged under appropriate heads with much
gineering--the plates serving well to explain judgment. We value what Mr. Bohn has here
the letter-press. The second volume is exaccomplished, and give him our hearty thanks. This volume is to be followed by others, which
ceedingly well written, and abounds in the
results of thoughtful study. The work appears will form a complete edition of the works of
to be one of sterling merit, such as might be one of England's most original essayists.
expected from Mr. Milner's pen, and worthy.
of a place in the Tract Society's catalogue. Tax ANNIVERSARIES: Poems in Cominemoration
of Great Men and Great Events. By THOMAS H. GILL.
LIFE OF THE Rev. S. MARSDEN, Senior Chapluin Cambridge: Macmillan.
of New South Wales. By the Rev. J. B. MARS.
DEX, We have read this book with rare pleasure,
Tract Society. for it presents a noble contrast to many at
The well-told story of a man of power, who, tempts at versification, which, sent to us for
during a lifetime of remarkable incidents, held review, have ofttimes sorely tried our pa
on in his appointed path of usefulness with tience and provoked our censure. Mr. Gill
love and firmness, through evil report and has a right to publish what he has written, and
good report. This is no common book of to ask people to read it, because he will repay
memoirs. them amply for the buying and perusal of his little volume. There is a manly tone of patriotism and Christian feeling in these effusions, PRAYERS FOR INQUIRERS OF ALL CLASSES. By full of refreshment.
E. W. MYLNE.
London: Wertheim & Co. EVANGELICAL MEDITATIONS. By the late Rev. THESE prayers are simple, thoughtful, earn
ALEXANDER VINET, D.D., Edinburgh Trans. est. The idea of providing prayers for diflated by Professor Masson.
ferent states of mind is a good one. They will DR. VINET could not write anything that serve as devout suggestive meditations to those would be destitute of thoughtful eloquence, who may not use them formally in private after the manner of the most illustrious French worship preachers. There is considerable originality in some parts of these Meditations, and a rich THE LEVIATHAN; or, The Works of Man, and unction pervades all of them; but on the whole the Ways of God. By the Rev. T. AVELING. we must pronounce them inferior to those
London : Judd and Glass. published some years ago, which we read with
A DISCOURSE full of striking thoughts, forei. the warmest admiration.
bly expressed, in which one of the wonders
of our age passes under review, and is turned My First VOYAGE. A Book for Youth. By
to practical account; the author justly remarkWILLIAM STONES.
ing in the introduction, that “no apology was London : Simpkin & Co.
necessary for seizing hold of prominent public A PLEASANT book for boys. Pieces of use- incidents or objects, and making them subser ful information on many other subjects, be vient to the purposes of solenn and lofty insides such as are nautical, have here been struction : for thus did the Master; and Him strung together, like many-coloured beads, the servant cannot do wrong to imitate." We the story of a voyage serving as a thread to wish for this interesting and instructive dis.. hang them on.
course the wide circulation it so well merits.• APOCALYPTIC SKETCHES. Vol. I. " Things that marked the experience of Britain in the yer were." By DR. CUMMING. New Edition. I 1857-8? Mar it not be said, with strict and London: Hall and Co.
literal trath, that this is a "time of trouble so This volume is a republication, “thoroughly / great as has not been since there was a nation, revised, corrected, and arrangeil," of the first even to this same time?" (p. 305). Few, if portion of Dr. Cumming's former work on the any, of the readers of this work will agree here Apocalypse. It is to be followed by other two; with its writer. We do not find other portions the second, on the " THINGS THAT ARE," and of it to be more satisfactory. the third, on the “ THINGS THAT SHALL BE HEREAFTER."
APOSTOLIC Missioss; or, The Sacred History Our worthy friend is as consident in his amplified and combined with the Apostolica! views as ever. In the preface we find him Epistles and contemporary Secular Hästery. " earnestly praying that God's rich blessing By the Rev. J. H. BARKER, M. A, of St. may descend on the study of a work which all John's College, Cambridge. late events, from Sebastopol to Calcutta, clearly
London : Grog nbridge & Sons vindicate and confirm." To our minils, the Ax intelligent acquaintance with the sacred same events most clearly contra lict and con. Scriptures is a most necessary part of the fute Dr. Camming's anticipations. But it is education of our youth. This is equally trae vain to reason with one who "elen thongh of the historical as of the doctrinal and are vanquished, yet can argue still;" or, if unable tical portions of the Bible, the former being to argne, can yet so confidently maintain that the groundwork and foundation of the latter. he is right. We hope Dr. Cumming may live
The author of this volume has endeavoured long enough to be convinced, by the course of to condense the apostolic records into a conevents, that his fancy and imagination have
nected whole. He aims to present * & eonled him astray.
tinuous history under the form of a paraphrase This first volume of the three, on the of the Acts of the Apostles, combined with, "THINGS THAT WERE," will be found to contain and illustrated by, the epistles of Paal ani less erroneous matter than the other two.
also contemporaneous secular history.** We Even those who cannot accept the views which
think he has succeeded well in his design. it propounds will find much in it that cannot This work cannot fail to be useful to youthfal fail to interest, instruct, and profit them. students of the Word of God, and will be
found very helpful in the conducting of Bible MEMORIAL OF AN ONLY DAUGUITER. By her
classes. Mother, the Authoress of" Shady Side." London : Sampson, Low, Son, & Co.
A HALF CENTURY OF THE UNITARIAN COXTRO This memoir is from the pen of the authoress
VERSY, with particular Reference to its origin, of " Shady Side," which many of our readers,
its Course, and its prominent Subjects among doubtless, will remember having read. It is
the Congregationalists of Massachusetts. By stated in the preface, that after having com
GEORGE E. Ellis, of Harvard University, menced this work, failing health "obliged the
Boston, United States. writer to relinquish it for a while, but she still
London: E. Whitefield. cherished the hope that sufficient strength would This is a Unitarian pablication. Had it coobe given her to complete it. To this hope she tained, along with a history of the controrersy, clung until near the end of her pilgrimage. a history of Unitarian churches, it must hare When she heard the summons hence, and exhibited them everywhere in a state of de knew that she must leave the task unfinished, cline; some of their members, we trust, relinshe committed it, and a few other objects quishing Unitarian error for Bible trath, bat very dear to her heart, in earnest prayer, to most of them, we fear, moving towards Panthe disposal of Infinite Wisdom, and calmly theism with Ralph, Waldo Emerson, and laid herself down to rest."
Theodore Parker. The work, therefore, has been finished by another hand, we presume by that of her hus. GOD In His WORKS; or, Redemption in Creation. band. As the point of interruption, however, By the Rev. R. HOXPHILL, A.M. Second is distinctly marked in the progress of the Edition, corrected and enlarged. narrative, no injustice is done to the gifted
London : Simpkin, Marshall, Co. writer whose name it bears.
The idea of this work is a good one, and The memoir is one of great interest, and we Mr. Hemphill has worked it out well. Look can most heartily recommend it for the perusal ing at things seen as types of things unseen, of the young.
he endeavours to lead the mind froin the phe
nomena of the outward world to reflection on THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF GOD, AS RE- spiritual traths. From * the fog" he illas VEALED IN THE APOCALYPSE. Part Second. trates "the Christian's course;" from " light, Edinburgh.
the love of Gol;" from "the growth of We do not think that this work throws any plants, the resurrection of the boily:" from fresh light on the meaning of the apocalyptic the moon, the church of Christ;" from enigmas. The anxiety of the writer to find his "fruit-trees, the patience of faith;" from the views confirmed by events leads him to pen dew, God's teaching," &c. We do not always the following queries regarding the last twelve agree with Mr. Hemphill. We should dissent months of English history. Among what from many of his observations regarding the people, or at what time in the history of any Jewish nation and the second advent. The nation, has there been a year of such great dis- volume, however, is an exceedingly interesting tross and perplexity to a kingdom as has 'one, and will be read with pleasure.
EARLY AT THE TEMPLE; or, Reverence for the POEMS. BY EDWARD CHARLES MOCRIDGE. Sanctuary, shown by Attendance at the Com.
London: Judd and Glass, mencement of Divine Vorship. By the Rev. The author of these poems is the youngest HENRY GILL, Haverhill.
son of " Old Humphrey." We are glad to find London: Judd and Glass.
that the parent stem has sent forth so vigorous The design of these seventy pages is to pro
and promising a shoot. There is great merit mote the habit of early attendance at the sanc
| in many of the pieces contained in this little taarv. M:. Gill treats his subject under the volume. Some, doubtless, will read the work following heads : “ The Holy Place-The As.
of the son for the sake of the father. Such, sembled Congregation - The Late Worshippers
however, will find it recommended by sterling --The Kind Rehnke-Wise Connsels-Tne
qualities of its own. Upper Sanctuary." This little volume may he placed, with grent advintage, in the hands of persons guilty of a late attendance at the house
The StGxs OF THE SECOND ADVENT OF OUR of Gol. 'This unseemly practice is indicative
BLESSED LORD. In Twelve Sermons, preached
in the Church of St. James, West-end, South. of great irreverence, and prevails but too ex
ampton. By JAMES WILLIAMS HATHERELL, tensively,
D.D., Incumbent. LOVE MADE PERFECT; Ilustrated in the Life and
London: T. Hatchard. Diary of Mrs. Elizabeth Pickford, late of Salis.
This volume abounds with the loose reasonbury. Elited by the Rev. PETER M'Owen. ing and erroneous Scripture interpretation London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co.
usually found in Millenarian publications. We This is a memoir of great excellence. Mrs. regret to find such views in union with so Pickford was a Wesleyan, and her views and much apparent piety, and taught from such a experience partake of the peculiarities by which position as that occupied by Dr. Hatherell. our brethren of that denomination are characterised. Any earnest Christian, however, de. SERMONS PREACHED IN THE CATHOLIC APOS. sirous of living a life of faith in Christ, and TOLIC CHURCH, GORDON-SQUARE. By the Rev. fellowship with God, will be both instructed NICHOLAS ARMSTRONG. and editied by perusing these memorials.
London: Bosworth & Harrison,
The source from which these sermons have HOURS OF DEVOTION: A Meditation for every
emanated will be, to most of our readers, suf Day in the Month, translated and abridged from
ficiently indicative of their character. The the German of Dr. A. THOLICK. By ANN
small amount of truth contained in them is and CATHARINE H. Dunn. Second Edition,
more than neutralised by the very serious London: Hamilton, Adains, and Co.
error with which they abound. This is a charming little book, which we are not surprised to find has reached a second
THE MOTHER'S FRIEND. Edited by Axx JANE. edition. As may be seen from the title, it is from the German of Dr. Tholuck, who is not
London : Ward and Co., Paternoster-row. Vol. X. only a learned commentator and an able di
This little serial is rightly named. It is vine, but a poet as well. We find occasionally,
well fitted to be useful to mothers, especially indeed, in this work, a shade of sentiment to
of the humbler classes. We are glad to learn which we should object, and which reminds
that its circulation increases, and can most us that divine truth is here flowing through
heartily recommend it. the channel of a human mind. But we trust that the readers will only be stimulated, by WILLIAM AND JAMES; or, The Revolution of anything of this kind, to further thought and 1688. An Historicul Tule. By J. M. M. K. inquiry. With slight exceptions, however, London: Wertheim and Macintosh. there is so much of the true and the good, in In this work the leading events of the Revounion with the beautiful, in this volume, that lution of 1688 are wrought into a tale, the we heartily recommend it to our readers, writer of which solicits, as a young beginner,
the kind indulgence of the reader. This gentle WANDERINGS AND MUSINGS IN THE VALLEYS OF appeat disarms our critical facult had THE WALDENSES. By J. A. WYLIE, LL.D. been well, however, that the tale had been but London : Nisbet.
half the length the young beginner has given We have read this book with deep interest to it. Still it may, with advantage, be put into and great pleasure. The sketches of scenery the hands of young persons, on whose minds are very graphic, and the local historical asso- it cannot fail to impress the historical events ciations are admirably introduced.
| it aims to illustrate.
THE MEN OF THE MONTH.
SEPTEMBER. 3. SIR EDWARD COKE, died 1633. Christian man, and the friend and patron Coke was one of the most eminent of evangelical divines. At his death he lawyers this country ever produced, but was upwards of 90 years of age. he was at the same time a conscientious, 5. EDMUND Bonner, Bishop of London,