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you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the Maps, Tables, Indexes, &c. Dedicated remission of sins and ye shall receive

by permission to his Grace the Archbishop

of Canterbury. London: Samuel Bagster the gift of the Holy Ghost.” If their

and Sons. 4to. Part XII. being baptized implied their concurrent or previous faith, such language was Having directed attention to the appropriate; but it would have been preceding portions of this curious work dangerous to employ such language to as they have successively appeared, we those whose baptism was a mere have now the pleasure to announce its registration of learners. So also the completion. It is appropriate that it historian scruples not to speak of any should be presented to the public in of the baptized as believers.

year of the Great Exhibition, for it they believed Philip preaching the is itself an exhibition as unprecedented things concerning the kingdom of God, and as wonderful as that display of the and the name of Jesus Christ, they were industry and art of the civilized world. baptized, both men and women.” “Many We hear much of “ progress, but this of the Corinthians hearing, believed, book is the most decisive manifestation and were baptized.” Had Dr. Ilalley's of progress that has ever yet been seen. system been that on which they acted To all croakers it says impressively in in those days, this last text would have the language of Solomon, "Say not read, we suppose, “Many of the thou, What is the cause that the former Corinthians hearing, were baptized, and days were better than these ? for thou admitted to instruction."

dost not enquire wisely concerning When a man has put on a beautiful this.” In no earlier age of the world, garment which had been previously call it Augustan, or golden, or what you hidden in his wardrobe, its excellence may, could such a work as this have becomes perceptible to those around been produced. The written comhim. It was a treasure before, it is munications of the true wisdom were now also an ornament. So, the baptized never at any preceding time set before believer has openly avowed his reliance mankind in so many languages or in on Christ, and desire to be known as such a diversity of forms, as are here his. In submitting to this ordinance presented to our view. Regarded be has declared himself to be not only a merely as a literary work it is a disciple of this teacher, but a servant of marvellous production, but regarded as this Lord, a dependant on this gracious an indication of the progress made in benefactor, a worshipper of this in- furnishing the sowers of all nations with carnate God. To a company of such the good seed of the kingdom it is confessors it may be said in the expres- beyond all comparison delightful. The sive language of Paul to his Galatian languages of the earth are divided into friends, “ As many of you as have been eight classes, -Monosyllabic-Shemitic baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” - Indo-European - Ugro-Tartarian

Polynesian — African — American-and

Mixed. These are subdivided into The Bible of Every Land. A History of

Under these are

numerous branches. the Sucred Scriptures in every Language ranged individual languages, specimens and Dialect into which Translations have of versions of the scriptures are given, been made ; illustrated with Specimen and of the alphabets in which they are Portions in Native Characlers ; Series of printed. Other particulars will be told Alphabets : Coloured Ethnographical best in the words of the editor

“The arrangement of the whole work is in respecting the original unity of language. strict conformity with the latest discoveries in

“ This volume is illustrated by specimen, ethnology; for, although the one grand object portions of all the extant and attainable versions of displaying the history of the scriptures bas of the scriptures, printed in their own proper never been departed from in these pages, the characters. origin and condition of the nations to whom

“The maps appertaining to the several special versions have been vouchsafed, and the sections of the work exhibit the geographical distinguishing characteristics of the languages location and extent of each language, and likeinto which have been transferred the words of wise show how far the divine light of the holy Him who spake as never man spake,' have scriptures, in the vernacular languages of the passed under careful review.

natives, shines over the world. “The elements of these languages, the stock

“ It has been attempted, also, from the mass or stocks from which they sprang, and their of missionary and epistolary evidence existing, affiliation with other languages, have been to draw conclusions respecting the effects examined more or less in detail; and the which may have followed the perusal of special singular precision with which all languages versions of the scriptures. All reasonings on range themselves, according to the order of this subject, however, even with the most ample their mutual affinities, into classes, families, opportunities of forming as far as possible a and subdivisions, is exbibited by means of our

correct judgment, can at best be but approximaTables of Classification, perhaps the first of the tions towards the truth. Known only to God kind compiled in our language.

is the number of His spiritual worshippers. “The work has thus in some degree assumed The word of God is still quick and powerful, in the character of an ethnological manual, and as

every tongue and among every nation, and it such it may possibly prove a stepping-stone to

cannot return unto Him void : therefore let us those who desire to pass from the study of two in the morning sow our seed, and in the evenor three isolated languages to the enlarged con- ing withhold not our hand.' The question sideration of language in general, and of the which shall prosper, this or that, or whether laws upon which all languages are constructed. they shall both alike be good, is one of the Such investigations, if laboriously, patiently, secret things which belong unto the Lord most and honestly conducted, can lead but to one

High." result, the affinities by which families and even classes of languages are linked together being

This is emphatically the book of the so close and intimate, that the more deeply

the Bradshaw of the Great they are examined, the more profound becomes age the conviction of the truth of the theory Spiritual Railway for the year 1852.

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New College, London. The Introductory Lec- , and, third, the influence requisite to secure its

tures delivered at the Opening of the College. correct impartation to others. He then mainOctober, 1851. London: Jackson and Wal- tains that inspiration is something different in ford. 12mo. Pp. 268.

kind from all the phenomena of mere natural

excitement and of genius; that it is not to be The lectures comprised in this volume confounded with the clear perception cf divine form a worthy memento of the inauguration truth resulting from superior piety; that in of the New College, built

by our congregational the case of the apostles it appears to have been brethren at St. John's Wood. The first lec- continuous and abiding,—not confined to the ture by the Rev. Dr. Harris, the Principal, is impartation of new truths, but extending to an elaborate and thoughtful production on the the whole of the apostolic teaching; that it Inspiration of the Scriptures. He first endea- related pre-eminently to their thoughts; and vours to answer the question, What is the that they wrote under the distinct consciousbiblical idea of inspiration? In doing this he ness of their inspiration. Inspiration, theredistinguishes revelation from inspiration; and fore, as distinct from revelation, Dr. Harris analyzes the process of the transmission of defines to be,“ subjectively considered, a superdivine truth through the prophet to the general natural state of mind consciously resulting from mind, into, first, the objective truth presented, the direct agency of the Holy Spirit, and deor the revelation-then, the subjective illumi- signed to secure the oral and written comraunation enabling the prophet to understand it,- nication of such truth, and in such a manner, as infinite wisdom deems requisite for the pre-, originality as to its statements, but merely for gent and future benefit of mankind.” He then the manner of their presentation. It seeks to treats of its evidence and meets objections to it, | furnish a popular exposition of the various thus affording an answer to the rationali-tir mental phenomena, which shall be adapted to notions of inspiration; and, finally, claims for those who, without aiming at an enlarged scienthe Bible the reverence due to an authoritative tific acquaintance with the subject, desire to be declaration of divine truth. The lecture by put in possession of the elements of this most Mr. Godwin is on the Earliest Form of Chris- interesting and important branch of knowledge. tianity; and supplies an interesting sketch This object it worthily accomplishes; coinof what must have been the substance of what ciding in general with the views of Sir W. was taught, before the evangelists committed Hamilton and the ablest of our modern thinkers. their gospel to writing. Mr. Nenner, in open- His analysis is, for the most part, good; though ing his lectures on the Exegesis of the Old the arrangement or classification, if it may be Testament, points out the causes which have called so, is by no means satisfactory. It how. led Christians to underrate the importance of ever furnishes one of the best “ manuals" with the Old Testament, and the requisites towards which we are acquainted; and as such we corcorrectly understanding it. The Lectures on dially recommend it. the Study of the Natural History Sciences, by Dr. Lankester ; on the Study of Mathematics, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Thomas by Mr. Philip Smith; and on the History of CHALMERS, D.D., LL.D., ly his Son-in-law, Classical Learning, by Dr. W. Smith, are in

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Sketch of the Classical Mythology. With an Early Oriental History: comprising the His

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Names and Attributes of the Divinities,

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in sent time. The work enters sufficiently into every volume of poetry and every gallery of detail to be interesting and useful, without

There are but few, especially of those overloading the memory by masses of legendary

who, as our author says, are conventionally inatter. There are nearly two hundred illus- debarred from the privileges of a classical edutrations, principally consisting of representa such knowledge, when unable to appreciate these

cation"-who have not felt the desirableness of tions of sculptures and architectural remains. We know of no volume so well calculated to productions of genius on account of their igfurnish a correct notice of the early history of

norance of the legends referred to. To supply eastern nations.

this want is the aim of the work. It is well

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A Dictionary of the French and English LanThe fourth edition of the work of Mr.

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hensive and portable. Money tables, and of affectation than most of Mr. Montgomery's writings; and while it does not dwell on the among our French neighbours being appended highest sources of consolation, there is never.

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144. Of this volame it is not necessary to say The title of the book sufficiently explains its more than that it belongs to the Library for object, and the name of Elihu Burritt is its the Times, and that it comprises both portions own commendation. The volume is just what devoted to the reigns of the Stuarts, the first it professes to be,-a collection of short, smartly part of which we recommended in our Novem- written, pithy pieces on the blessings and the ber number. We earnestly commend these means of peace.

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The Union Magazine for Sunday School The Village Astronomer; or The Kalendar- Teachers. Vol. VIII. 1851. Pp. 428.

Man of Beitsberg. London: Wertheim and Cloth 23. 60.
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The Bible Class Magazine, Vol. IV. 1851 ; This though dedicated to Sir John Herschel, pp. 332. Cloth ls. 6d. is not a treatise on astronomy, but the life of a

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hundred. By MARTIN BAYLE and Others. London: Notes on the Scripture Lessons, for January, Price 2s. Chtol.

1852. One penny. There are a hundred and forty pages on The Sunday School Union Lessons for the

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