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pleted of these short but weighty publications. The Protestant Association has risen wholly out of the recent aggressions of Popery; it was for a time as unpopular as the pernicious liberalism and sickening lukewarmness of a Laodicean age could make it; but God pronounced a blessing, and who could reverse it? We glory in its increasing prosperity, for it is as the healthful pulsation gradually returning in veins where the life-blood had almost ceased to circulate. Twelve months ago, the committee ventured on starting a small periodical, a monthly magazine at the humble price of two-pence, and many were the prognostications that it would not survive its birth. Now, however, we have the gratifying announcement that it is to be doubled in size; and also that a second travelling agent is requisite to meet the rising call for more associations. This volume is really valuable, and we trust its circulation will be the means of abundant, extensive good.

SONGS OF MY PILGRIMAGE. By the Rev.

John East, M.A. Second Edition. Bath, Binns. London, Simpkin and Co.

We must flatly contradict the author. . He says, “ These songs have no pretensions to poetical merit.” We tell him they have much, and to better things than that. In truth, they are very sweet and elegant, no less than spiritual; and in their pretty binding as nice' a Christmas present as we could wish for a friend.

A NEW MAP OF IRELAND, in Six Sheets.

Founded upon the Government Survey, the Copyright of which was purchased from the Crown. Wyld, Charing-cross.

If we be deemed guilty of an Irish bull, for placing this notice among reviews of books, we plead that Mr. Wyld's publication is far more like a book than any map we have ever seen. It is, indeed, the most beautiful specimen of topography imaginable ; and to its fidelity we can, to a great extent, bear personal testimony. The beauteous lakes, with their delicate indentations and fairy isles, the mountain ramparts, and chains, and passes, the bold sweep of broader rivers, and the winding course of lighter streams, the village, the city, and the coast, all are so accurately traced, so beautifully tinted, and so exqusitely finished, that we cannot but congratulate Mr. Wyld on having achieved the rare exploit of rendering • Justice to Ireland,' in a form alike acceptable to all parties-equally adapted to the castle of Darrynane and to the corporation-hall of Derry. This splendid map does honour to both countries, and we trust that in both it will be rightly appreciated.

THE MASSACRE OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW; with a concise History of the Corruptions, Usurpations, and Anti-social Effects of Romanism. By Sir W. S. R. Cockburn, Bart, A. M. Parker..

A SPIRITED work. Sir W. Cockburn officiated as chairman at a Protestant meeting in Bath, and thereby drew upon himself the ire of the priesthood of Rome, who have a stronghold in that vicinity. Hence arose the present important volume, establishing, in the first place, the fact so impudently denied by the other party, that the horrible massacre of St. Bartholomew was the deliberate, preconcerted act of the papacy; and adding a mass of information on the other heads set forth in the title. To the work is prefixed an engraving of one of the medals struck by the bishop of Rome in laudatory commemoration of the wholesale murder; which medal is in the possession of the author.

THE GREAT EXEMPLAR; Exhibiting the Character and Example of Christ, for the imitation of Children. By Miss M. B. Tuckey. Religious Tract and Book Society for Ireland.

A VERY simple and appropriate poetical appeal to the hearts and consciences of children with a suitable introduction. Sure to become a favourite with our little friends, to whom we heartily recommend it.

THE CHRISTIAN MINISTER'S DAILY REMEMBRANCER. By Rev. J. Heming. Robertson, Dublin.

A text for every day, especially adapted for the Christian minister's meditation. Not too large for a

waistcoat pocket, yet in a very readable type, we think this manual will be found exceedingly valuable to those for whose use it is chiefly designed.

THE COUNCIL OF TRENT: comprising an Ac

count of the Proceedings of that Assembly; and illustrating the spirit and tendency of Popery. Religious Tract Society.

An abridgement, by its author, of a very useful octavo work, entitled “The Text-Book of Popery, by J. M.-Cramp. Every body knows that at the council of Trent the doctrines and principles of Popery were for the first time so embodied, that they could be laid hold of, investigated, exposed, and appealed to, in the controversy. Until then they were comparatively intangible. Every Protestant ought to be thoroughly acquainted with these particulars; and the little volume before us furnishes all needful information in a very pleasing form.

The Tract Society's - Christian, Almanack' for 1840, is fully equal to its predecessors in its various departments, philosophical and spiritual. Their Penny and Pocket-Book Almanacks likewise maintain their ground; once occupied by the vilest trash. We recommend it to our Christian ladies to make very ample distributions of these excellent little calendars among their poor neighbours, to avert the temptation of laying out their pence upon the impious demoralizing productions so industriously hawked about.

THE PROTESTANT.

. LAY aside your pen, and take your scissars,' said my uncle, ' you can give your readers nothing half so much to the purpose as this magnificent winding up of McGhee's Sheffield speech :' and he handed me the report.

• Read it, and insert it.' Cheers and all, uncle?' • Cheers and all. It is delightful to see wbat a response the noble fellow drew forth from the Protestantism that he has been so great a means in God's hand of reviving in English bosoms.',

I read : and here it is.

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• I shall notice a charge that is brought against us,

a most overwhelming and unanswerable crime, namely, that we are endeavouring indeed to raise up a cry of' No Popery' in England. What, and do they think we shall shrink from the imputation? I stand in the presence of my God and my country, and before heaven and earth I glory in the honourable office of lifting up my voice like a trumpet to cry NO POPERY. (Loud cheers.)

•What, let me ask, has placed you there, and placed us here, as Freemen and as Christians ? What has bestowed upon the British nation the blessings with which God has crowned the land ? The blessings of

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