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life, a soul in these pages that could only be imparted by a full participation of the author in the spirit which actuated the subjects of his biography; while the depth of feeling, force of expression, and vividness of description sustained throughout the volumes, carry the reader back three centuries, even into the midst of that mighty struggle compared with which our modern controversies are the veriest toying. The second volume leaves us at the foot of the Swiss moontains, where Zwingle wrestled in prayer with God, for the cause so inexpressibly sacred and dear to bis soul: and never in the idlest days of our folly did we lay down a tale of exciting interest, with so eager a desire to resume and to finish the story. That a book on this subject so fascinating in style should have appeared to win the attention of Protestants, is matter of rejoicing; and we trust a widely-extended blessing will accompany it. We know not in what language it was originally written: a foreigner could scarcely exhibit such command of our own; and there is about it nothing of the stiffness of a translation. It is a noble story nobly told; a sacred subject most spiritually treated of. Alike to the judgment, the taste, and highest principle of the human mind, it commends itself; and we do. trust it will operate as a trumpet-call, summoning our scattered forces to their post, and guiding them to the spiritual conflict that must again be waged in defence of Protestantism.

DISCOURSES UPON TRADITION AND EPIS

COPACY. Preached at the Temple Church, and published by request. By Christopher Benson, A.M.,' Master of the Temple. Second Edition. Parker.

THE Benchers of the Inner Temple, who heard these discourses delivered, and requested their publication, deserve no thanks from the tractarians' of Oxford. Mr. Benson, moved with a desire to guard his flock from the seductive errors to which many of them must necessarily be exposed, preached four sermons on the following subjects :- 1. The scriptures and the fathers : II. The true honour of the clergy: III. Christ's presence with his ministers: IV. The Apostolical origin of episcopacy. Among many admirable features that distinguish these truly eloquent discourses, no one can avoid being struck with the exemplary mildness, moderation, and brotherly love that pervade the whole. Mr. Benson has not used one expression calculated to give offence; but has attained to the rare excellency of shewing all honour to the men, while he exhibits in a blaze of pure light the deformity of their errors. Puseyism is such a provoking thing to deal with, that few indeed of its opponents can uphold this tone without compromising their cause. The calm, temperate dignity of Mr. Benson's style is beautiful; and there are passages not of unfrequent occurrence that would be called splendid, if placed beside the choicest selections from our very first-rate writers. Nothing can be finer than the picture drawn of the ministerial office; its cares, responsibilities, and due honour are so finely discriminated and sifted from the abuses

brought in by ignorant or designing men. We promise a rich feast, both literary and spiritual, to the readers of this pamphlet.

AN APOLOGY OF THE CHURCH OF ENG

LAND. By John Jewell, D.D., Bishop of Salisbury. Translated from the original Latin, by William Withers Ewbank, B.A., of Christ's College, Cambridge ; Vicar of Grindon ; and Sunday Evening Lecturer of Stockton-on-Tees.

BISHOP JEWELL'S Apology, written within four years after the flames of Smithfield were quenched by the death of the savage Mary, is one of the choicest gems of our national church-one of the richest treasures of our national Christianity. The pious author was well exercised in controversy, by having to contend earnestly, for many a day, in defence of the faith against the most crafty and learned of its impugners. Numerous translations have appeared, for the church never could afford to let the book lie on the shelf long together; and editions have been multiplied during the three past centuries. The present is a small neat volume; and the translator has succeeded in giving us this valuable treatise in such clear, ener-' getic language as its venerable author would have desired. It is full of bome truths, incontrovertible arguments, scriptural illustrations, and powerful appeals both to heart and conscience. Give us these old warriors in the fore-front of the battle, and we have no fear for the result.

SEPTEMBER, 1839.

A CHARGE delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of

Calcutta, at the Visitation, on Friday, July 6, 1838. By Daniel Wilson, D.D., Bishop of Calcutta, and Metropolitan. Hatchards.

ANOTHER shot at our mistaken brethren, or rather at their mischievous system, sped over the ocean by the vigorous hand of Daniel Wilson, who, in the exercise of his episcopal functions in the East, has set a noble example to his united brethren all over the world. We had extracted largely from this weighty document, but are obliged to postpone the insertion till our next number, when we hope to lay before our readers a valuable quotation. It is well worth an attentive perusal throughout. The prospects of Christianity in the East are cheering.

THE LORD'S PRAYER: contemplated as the ex

pression of the primary Elements of Devoutness. By the Rev. Thomas Griffith, A.M., Minister of Ram's Episcopal Chapel, Homerton ; Author of · The Spiritual Life.' Burns.

The view taken of his subject by Mr. Griffith is a very spiritual and practical one, and it is by no means a supernumerary treatise where so many have already appeared. The union in one service of several portions, intended by their framers for different hours of worship, haş burdened our public devotions with such repetitions of the Lord's prayer as to make it very desirable to renew the interest we ought to feel in uttering that very sweet compendium of praise and supplication. This book is calculated to render such aid.

THE HAPPY CHRISTIAN; or, Piety the only

Foundation of true and substantial Joy. By J. B. Waterbury, Author of Advice to a Young Christian.' Religious Tract Society.

A NICE little treatise on a very cheering subject. It is written with a special view to usefulness among the young ; and with such an object we would place it in their hands.

DIALOGUE between a Popish Priest and an English

Protestant; wherein the principal Points and Arguments of both Religions are truly proposed and fully examined. By Matthew Poole, Author of The Synopsis Criticorum.' Religious Tract Society.

This is a famous old book; one of the most witty, pungent, conclusive things ever written. The spirit and vivacity of the dialogue divest the controversy of all that would be considered dry and uninteresting, and carry the arguments home with more abiding effect than a weightier style would produce. We are under very great obligations to Matthew Poole for valuable aid afforded in frequent discussions with the shrewd Romanists of Ireland; and we hail with sincere delight his appearance in a very

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