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berg, in common with other celebrated to the study of the scriptures as in German writers, evinces. There are Britain ; and we beg those of our young departments in which English scholars brethren who are inclined to surrender are as much superior to the Germans, as themselves to the guidance of German it may be conceded that in some other literati, to remember that they are comdepartments the Germans are superior mitting themselves to the direction of to the English. There is no portion of men profoundly ignorant of that mass the continent, we believe, in which so of theological literature which for the much independent and powerful thought last three centuries has been accumuhas been given by men of docile heart lating in our own highly favoured land.

BRIEF NOTICES.

A Popular Account of Discoreries at Nineveh. , Letter.”. Ile endeavours to hold up Mr. Noel

By AUSTEN HENRY LAYARD, Esq., D.C.L. to ridicule, and the clumsy manner in which he Abridged by him from his larger work. With does this can scarcely fail to produce an effect numerous Woodcuts. London: John Murray. on the reader's risible muscles. He declines, Fcap. 8vo. Pp. xv., 360.

however, " to meet Mr. Noel point by point," The discoverer of Nineveh having returned casual observations, and not attempting to re

prudently confining himself to remarks on from his second visit to the site of that great fute his opponent's principal arguments. In city," whose destruction was foretold hy Jonah the second Letter, Mr. Noel proves that "the and Nahum, and being dissatisfied with inaccurate and incomplete accounts of his first re

pope, prelates, and priests, who compose the searches which had obtained currency during his hierarchy of the church of Rome, are without absence, has favoured us with an abridgment functions ;” in his third Letter be describes

a divine mission and are exercising unscriptural of his original work, with additions relating to

the Roman method of justification, as exliis more recent investigations. He is confirmed pounded in the authoritative writings of the in nearly all the opinions which he formerly papal church, showing that it dishonours Christ, expressed, believing that all the ruins explored that it discourages sinners from turning to God, are those of that ancient metropolis ; and, that it is injurious to the spirit and character “ wbilst still assigning the later monuments to the kings mentioned in scripture, Sha manezer, lasting interests.

of its recipient, and that it is fatal to his ever

“ The Catholic who seeks Sennacherib, and Essarhadon, conviaced that a considerable period elapsed between their foun. sively to Christ, but trusting to his works, will

justification by penance, not trusting excludation and the erection of the older palaces of perish; and he will perish because he chose to Nimroud.” In this publication we have the

listen to a priest rather than to the word of history of the work he had to perform, with

God." descriptive notices of what he saw-bis difficulties, his adventures, and his successes, combined in a way that will interest general readers Jean Migault; or the Trials of a French Proof every class; and at the same time laudable

testant Family, during the Period of the Reendeavours to show how these subterranean

vocalim of the Edict of Nantes. Translated

from the French, with a Historical Introantiquities may be made to elucidate the lan

duction, by WILLIAM ANDERSON, Professor guage of those messengers of the great King

in the Andersonian University, Glasgow. who said, “ He will make Nineveh a desolation,

Edinburgh: Johnstone and Hunter. and dry like a wilderness, and flocks shall lie

Pp:

xviii., 129. down in the midst of her.'

Migault, the writer of this narrative, was a Letters on the Church of Rome, addressed to schoolmaster in comfortable circumstances, the the Rev. Emmanuel Feraut, D. D., and husband of an affectiouate wife and the father LL.D., Chaplain to the King of Sardinia, of eleven beloved children, when the Bourbon and Italian Missionary to England, by Bap

government commenced one of those terrible TIST WRIOTHESLEY ŘCEL. "Letter in. The crusades against its Protestant subjects by Hierarchy of the Church of Rome. Letter which it distinguished itself above all other NII. The Doctrine of the Church of Rome. persecuting dynasties. From 1681 to 1689, London: James Nisbet and Co.

this worthy man and his family were despoiled

of their property, hunted from place to place, Mr. Noel has now provided for us amusement and harassed in innumerable ways of which he as well as instruction, by prefixing to Letter II. who has not heard or read the tale can form no " the Rev. Abbé Feraut's reply to the First conception, In 1689 the father and many of

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his children escaped to Amsterdam, where he rise from the perusal of the pamphlet without wrote this account for their use. A few years the grateful expression of his wonder and de. ago, the manuscript was found in the possession light, “What hath God wrought ?” will of a Spitalfields weaver, a descendant of the involuntarily rise to his lips, and he will be author. It was subsequently published in constrained anew to gird himself to a work on Paris; and a copy having been picked up in which the divine approbation so manifestly London by Professor Anderson, he has trans- rests. lated and published it. For this service we thank him; and we hope that many of our Divine Mercy; or, The Riches of Pardoning readers will make themselves acquainted with and Paternal Love, By Joux Cox, Author its curious details, which do more to show the of Our Great High Priest,&c. Second real condition of the oppressed thousands on Edition Enlarged. London : Ward and Co. wbom dragoons were quartered, and every 24mo. Pp. 150. species of tyranny practised, than could be learned from volumes of declamation.

The author

says, “The object and design of

this little work is to draw some of the rays of Blots on the Escutcheon of Rome: a Brief His divine mercy which radiate from the inspired

tory of the Chief Papal Persecutions. By volume into a focus; and to bring this concenSix Protestant Ladies. Edited by Miss trated light and heat to bear upon the hearts of CHRISTMAS, Author of " Glendearg, Cot- sinners and saints, that the one be melted into tage,8c.

With an Introduction by the powing penitence, and the other into glowing Rev. Fiugh Stowell, M.A., Hon. Canon of love." With this view, he has described the Chester. London: Wertheim and Mackin- Nature of Divine Mercy, and illustrated in tosh. 12mo. pp. lii., 333,

successive chapters, its Glory, its Costliness, its One of the “ Blots” pointed out is the treat- Tenderness, its Sufficiency, and its Perpetuity. ment of Jean Migault, to whose case a chapter it is a book of excellent tendency, well conis devoted, which reflects very fairly his own

ceived and well executed, adapted to the perusal interesting statement. The work is divided of aged and young, of those who are reconciled into three Parts, The History of the Inquisi- to God and of those who are still labouring tion in different countries from its establishment under fatal mistakes respecting his character

and to our own times ;— The Bohemian Persecu- ways. tion, the Marian Persecution, the Massacre of St. Bartholomew, and the Exiles of Zillerthal; A Treatise on Various Subjects. By Jonn -and The Sufferings of the French Protestants BRINE. With a Sketch of the Author's under Louis XIV. The volume is generally Life, and an Account of the Choice Erwell written, without exaggeration, or harsh- perience of Mrs. Anne Brine, The Fourth ness, and it is well adapted to family use. Edition : carefully Revised, by J. A. JONES, Delicacy, probably, has prevented these ladies the Editor of Baptist Memorials,_and from alluding to the atrocities of various kinds the Author of numerous other Works. Lonto which the Romish hierarchy has subjected

don: Paul. 12mo. Pp. 239. their own sex, which constitute one of the foulest Blots on Rome's Escutcheon. We do An octavo edition of this work, edited by the not blame them; but we think it right to ex

late Mr. Upton of Church Street, and pubpress an opinion that the interests of our families lished in 1813, has been in our possession from require that these things should not be kept that time to the present. It consists of thirteen completely out of sight; for there is no class of chapters, one of the longest, and we have althe British community so likely to become a ways thought by far the most valuable of which prey to the emissaries of Rome as accomplished is that entitled, “ of the Defects which attended females, This volume is dedicated to the Earl the Doctrine of Morality, as taught by Philoof Shaftesbury, and embellished with a portrait sophers and Poets.” In the present edition of that nobleman.

the whole of this chapter is omitted, and that

without any notification that we can find that The Results of Missionary Labour in India. the work is not complete! How unfair this is

Reprinted from the Calcutta Review of Oc- both to the reputation of the author, and to the tober, 1851. London: Dalton, 1852. 8vo. purchaser, it is not necessary to employ words

to show. For such cases as this, how important

it is to the public to be guarded by vigilant This valuable paper gives a condensed literary policemen! and epitomized view of the results of missionary labour in India and Ceylon during the sixts Louis Napoleon : the Patriot, or the Conyears of its exertions, by the agents of no less spirator? Including a Biography; a History than twenty-two missionary societies. Those

of the Coup d'Etat; the Results and Prosresults are not merely gratifying, but for their pects estimated; with Reflections on the Provalue and extent perfectly startling. Few, bable Chances of War. By TRUMAN SLATER, perhaps, unconnected with missionary societies, Esq. London: Partridge and Oakey. 16mo., can be aware of the facts which are here detailed, and we urge every friend of evangelical truth and of missionary operations, to make If any of our readers wish to see a sketch of himself acquainted with them. The care with the present ruler of France, perfectly free from which they have been collected, and the source adulation and cowardly silence respecting faults, whence the paper emanates, give unquestionable we think that they will find here something to authenticity to the whole. No Christian will their taste.

pp. 60.

very

pp. 156.

The Relation between the Holy Scriptures and Tho Foundation, Construction, and Eternity of some parts of Geological Science.By John Character.. A Lecture delivered before the Young

Men's Christian Association. By the Rev. JOHN PYE SMitii, D.D., LL.D., F.R.S., and

ANGELL JANES, in the Town Hall, Birmingham, F.G.S. Fifth Edition. With a short Sketch

January 9, 1852. The Right Honourable Lord Cal. of the Literary Life of the Author. By thorpe in the Chair. Birminghamt: 18mo., pp. 31. John HAMILTON Davies, B.A., Minister of Price 3d. the Congregational Church at Sherborne. London: H. G. Bohn. Pp. lxviii. 468.

The Elijah of South Africa ; or, the Character and This work has long enjoyed a high repu- Spirit of the late Rev. John Philip, D.D., Un. tation among those who combine a love of Chapel. London : Snow. 18mo., pp. 72.

veiled and Vindicated. By ROBERT PHILIP, Maberly revealed religion with a love of science; and many of our readers will unite with us in rejoicing that it will now obtain an increased Woman: her Mission and her Life. Two 'Dis. circulation among the students of geology in courses. By the Rev. ADOLPHE MONOD, of Paris, consequence of its having become a part of Translated from the Third Edition, by the Rev. W. Bohn's Scientific Library. This edition con

G, BARRETT of Royston. Second edition, revised.

London: Hall, Virtue, and Co. 18m0., pp. 128. tains not only the original work, but also the copious Supplementary Notes which the author added in 1848.

An Epitome of the Evidence given before the

Select Committee of the House of Commons, on Calmet's Dictionary of the Bible. Abridged, Church Rates, in the Session of 1851. By J. S.

Modernized, and Re-edited according to the TRELAWNEY, Esq., M.P., Chairman of the Commost recent Biblical Researches. By Theo- mittee. With an Historical Sketch of Recent ProDORE Alors BUCKLEY, B.A., of Christ ceedings on the same Subject. London: Theobald,

8vo., PP. 84, Church, Editor of Translations of the Decrees of the Council of Trent,and of Homer, Æschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, 8c., &c., &c.

Poems and Essays; or, A Book for the Times. London : Routledge and Co. 16mo., pp. By DALMOCAND. London : Partridge and Oakey. 711.

12mo., pp. 131, “ Abridged, 'modernized, and re-edited,” it can scarcely be called Calmet's. It gives, how- Letters to a Romanist. No. V. The Worship of ever, much valuable geographical, historical, and Saints, Images, and Relics. By a Quiet LOOKER-ON. general information taken from his work, as

Scarborough : 18mo., pp. 21. well as much derived from other sources, and that at a very low price ; but it is better adapted

Toleratio Intolerabilis ; or, The Free Development to the predilections of adherents of the epise of the Romish System, proved to be Inconsistent copal church than to those of dissenters of our with the Welfare and Safety of the State. By the class,

Rev. HENRY T. J. BAGGE, B.A. London : Seeley. 12180., pp. 125.

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The Eclectic Review. February, 1852. Contents: I. Railway to India. II, The Lives of the Saints, III. Military Memoirs of Colonel Skinner. IV. Maurice on the Old Testament. V. Sir John Richardson's Arctic Expedition. VI. D'Israeli's Lord George Bentinck. VII. Louis Napoleon and War. VIII. Humboldt's Cosmos. IX. The Projected Parliamentary Reform. Review of the Month, Literary Intelligence, &c. London: Ward and Co.

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FOURTH SERIES-VOL. XY.

INTELLIGENCE.

STATES.

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CANTS.

RATIO.

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AMERICA

forth in home evangelization ? And from

whom are heathen nations to receive the RATIO OF BAPTISTS TO THE POPULATION.

gospel, if Christians of a country so rich in The New York Recorder of December all the resources of spiritual power are not 31st says, The following table shows the forward in bestowing it ?- Macedonian, population of each of the United States according to the census of 1850, with the number of communicants in the baptist

DEATH OF MOSES STUART, churches, taken from the latest available returns, and the ratio of such communicants to painful duty to announce the death of the

An American paper says, “ It becomes our the population :

venerable Professor Stuart of Andover Theo

logical Seminary. He died of influenza on POPULA- COMMUNI

Sunday, the 4th inst. [January], at the

advanced age of seventy-one years. Profes. Maine 583,088 19,850 One in 29

sor Stuart was the oldest acting professor of New Hampshire 317,864 8,244

39 Vermont

the seminary. 313,466 6,964

He may with truth be styled Massachusetts... 994,271 31,344

32 the Father of Biblical Philology in the Rhode Island... 147,555

7,519

United States." Connecticut 370,604 16.222

23 New York.... 3,090,022 85,858

36 New Jersey 489,5551 12,531

39 Pennsylvania 2,311,681 29,331

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VACATION ENGAGEMENTS. Delaware 91,535 352

260 Maryland 583,035 2,134

273 During the past summer, several of the Virginia...... 1,421,081 86,219

16 students of the Rochester University spent North Carolina 868.903 37,231

23 South Carolina... 668,469 41,794

their vacation in colporteur labours, in con

16 Georgia 878.635 57,362

15

nexion with the American Tract Society. Florida 87.387 2,115

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They have borne uniform testimony as to the Alabama 771,659 38,126

20 Mississippi 592,853

value of such labours, in furnishing them 24,277

24 Louisiana 500,763 3,749

134 with opportunities for usefulness while studTexas. 187,4031 1,897

99 ents, as well as a most desirable and important Arkansas 209,640 3,752

56 Tennessee 1,002,625 36,731

preparation for the practical duties of the

27 Kentucky 1,001, 406 64,017

ministry. Two of these young men, who

16 Missouri 692,0431 20,630

33 were engaged in Tioga county, Pa., thus Ohio 1,977,031 24,325

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sketch their labours :Michigan 395,703 9,320

42 Indiana 988,734 22,636

44 Illinois 858,298 16,431

“ Sent into the field formerly occupied by

52 Wisconsin... 301,2261 3,361

91 the lamented colporteur, Rev. Henry Ford, lowa 192,122 1,362

141 California

we observed at every step the effects of his 200,000 53

3,774

hallowed influence. Every family residing Ratio to whole

there at the time of his labours, affectionately population 23,081,7471 715,737 One in 32 remembered the good old man,' his kind

exhortation or fervent prayer. Without claiming entire accuracy for this found it our best introduction to remark that table, it may be regarded as a close approxi- we were upon the same errand. • Oh, what mation to accuracy. It shows, taking the States enumerated as a whole, that the com

a prayer !' said an excellent lady, as she took

down a copy of Flavel's Fountain of Life, municants of the baptist denomination are as did Father Ford offer to God, when he left one to every thirty-two of the population. me this book !" And she could repeat the But a similar table, including the statistics of substance of the petition that had touched all evangelical denominations, would show her heart. But he has gone to his rest, and their communicants to be not less than as one this region has long been languishing for want to six of the whole population of all the of faithful labourers and spiritual books. States, We submit these statements as Though sensible of our inferiority, in every being in the highest degree worthy the con respect, to our venerated father, the thought sideration of those to whom Christ has com- of this destitution urged us on to diligence mitted the work of evangelizing the world. and prayer. Who can estimate the power of the personal “ We have had ample opportunity to obeffort which so many Christians might put serve that the American Tract Society, like

Often we

ASSAM,

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PALESTINE,

the gospel it is so effectually disseminating, schools have been closed the last nine weeks. is peculiarly adapted and acceptable to the The small pox is now also making great havoc poor. Approaching a mansion in a fine in Trelawney, and is now at Montego Bay. farming district, the first salutation of the I cannot describe our own personal feelings owner was, 'Are you peddling chickens, sir, during this period. The distress of the peoor eggs ?' On being informed that the basket ple is very great. contained the publications of the American Tract Society, he very sneeringly referred them to his servant girls. But in this very

ASIA. neighbourhood, the earnest attention, the stified sob, the trickling tear, the hearty expressions of gratitude from a poor woman, An American Baptist Missionary at Nowtold most plainly that poverty is the state

gong says, A Romish priest who has been peculiarly adapted to the reception of the about a year in the country, attempted to gospel.

make a prize of some of our mission pupils. " In general, our reception was cordial. He succeeded in picking up only one Belonging to different denominations, we had . Christian," and this one was excluded a good opportunity to demonstrate the catho- from our church two years ago, and six licity of the society. No, sir, I want none months since was expelled from the school of your baptist books,' said a lady, with because perfectly incorrigible,-a fit subject much indignation, to Mr. C. You may for a Jesuit. But he had not been with the judge of her surprise, when she found she priest above four weeks, before he stole sixty was talking to a presbyterian. Peddling rupees from his “holy father,” and is now in presbyterian books, scattering presbyterianism jail,” through the country !' was the harsh greeting Mr. J. once received. But, sir, I am no more of a presbyterian than yourself,' replied the colporteur. The man's prejudices were

Mr. Manning, a missionary of the British overthrown, and he seemed much more Society for the Propagation of the Gospel friendly.

among the Jews, has given the following in“ In taking leave of you, for the presents teresting account in a letter dated Beyrout, allow us to express the deep and growing

1st, 1852:conviction of our minds, that the tract or little volume, united with the serious conver- About eight months ago, I was called upon sation they are almost sure to introduce-in by a very interesting young man, apparently short, colportage-is working a part in the under depression of mind, by the name of evangelization of our country as efficient as Abraham, who said that he had heard of my it is indispensable. Our humble determina- kindness in giving instruction in the doctrines tion, if God shall employ us in his ministry, of Christianity, and expressed a desire to be is, to use it, as far as practicable, in our admitted with those whom he knew attended pastoral duties.”

me for that purpose. He said he was ashamed

of the liberty he took, as he understood I WEST INDIES.

took nothing for my trouble, but if I would

accept of anything he was most willing to Mrs. Burchell, Montego Bay, addressing pay me, for he was in circumstances to enable

so. I told him I was not in need Mrs. Meredith, under date January 7th, 1852, of anything; that all my necessary wants writes as follows:

were supplied by the liberality of others, who I am thankful to acknowledge the arrival would rejoice with me in the opportunity of of the two boxes which with their contents, doing him good, and which would be a suffiwere in good condition. Many, many thanks cient reward for us both. Accordingly he to each and all the kind friends who con attended, embracing other opportunities betributed. Will you kindly convey the same sides the appointed periods for our meeting, to them, which I am prevented doing as I and he very soon evinced a spirit of inquiry would individually by the afflictive circum- which left it beyond a doubt that he was sinstances in which we still are. Both Mrs, and cere. Our course of reading was, I remember, Mr. Hewett have been dangerously ill. The first one of the gospels, which I am always latter a week ago was seized with fever. We desirous that all should read at the beginning, hope the virulence is past, yet he is still so that they may be acquainted with the history weak as not to be able to leave his bed. Mr. of our blessed Lord ; which, though it may Hewett had been poorly for some weeks, which appear strange to you that such should be we supposed arose from his incessant attention necessary there are 1 assure you many in this to cholera patients. This dreadful (lisease has country who bear the Christian name, and for the last twelve weeks raged fearfully in even bishops and priests, who are entirely our locality. The mortality in our churches ignorant of. Afterwards we read the Acts bas been greater than last year, and our of the Apostles, and some of the Epistles,

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