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hold the dying sinner, who dares not The Responsibilities of Medical Stuto approach the cross of Christ, and dents. A Sermon preached in the condemns himself to eternal reproba- Chapel of Guy's Hospital, on Suntion! Let him but hear the name of day, March 4, 1838. By the Rev. Mary,--repentance and faith take in- F. MAURICE, A.M. Chaplain to the stant possession of his soul, and he Hospital. London: Darton and exclaims, Yes! she alone can presume Clark, Holborn Hill; and J. Highto ask my pardon; she alone will be ley, Fleet Street. 1838. Pp. 42. heard in my behalf: I believe, and I

IN the discourse before us, Mr. rest in hope !!” Now it is very pos- Maurice has treated a difficult, and, sible that many very respectable ladies,

at the first glance, a somewhat unproold and young, princess and peasant,

mising subject for the pulpit, with may believe that all this is warranted

great talent and judgment. And it by the four Evangelists, because they

speaks most favourably for the mediare told so by those who have the pas

cal students, that it was preached at toral charge of their souls, and because

their request, and published by their they are caught from their infancy to

express desire. take the lesson upon trust, without any further insight into the Bible itself, than the mutilated selections which

A Few Suggestions for increasing the their Church allows. But what can be thought of the common honesty of

Incomes of many of the Smaller

Livings ; for the almost Total Aboa priesthood who allow such « old

lition of "Pluralities ; and for prowives'tales" to be circulatedwith the approbation of the Church" conspicu

moting the Residence of Ministers in

the several Parishes ; more particuously set forth on the wrapper? No

larly addressed to the Members of thing, surely, can mark more distinctly

both Houses of Parliament. By the the character of the man of sin, whose

Rev.WILLIAM LEEKE, M.A. Derby : coming is after the working of Satan,

Bemrose. London: Hatchard, Niswith all deceivableness of unrighteous

bet, and Seeley. Pp. 13. ness in them that perish, because they received not the love of the truth, that

Mr. Leeke has displayed more zeal they might be saved." And for this than wisdom; for we much question cause God shall send them strong de

whether, if his plans were adopted, lusion, that they should believe a lie,”

the public would be better satisfied, &c. &c. (2 Thess. ii. 9—11.) The book

the ininister of religion better paid, or concludes with prayers to the Virgin,

the cause of the Established Church

advanced. and one or two of those anthems, in which she is invoked by such titles as --the Gate of Heaventhe Morning Star,-the Ark of the Covenant, and The Bible the only Safeguard of the various other endearing epithets and Country. A Sermon, preached at appellations, which will be found in

St. John's Chapel, St. John's Wood, nauseous abundance in any Romish St. Marylebone, on Sunday, April Livre d'Heures, which our readers may 1, 1838. By the Rev. EDWARD or may not happen to have at land.

Thompson, M.A. Assistant Minis

ter at St. John's, St. Marylebone, A Sermon preached in the Collegiate

and Rector of Keyworth, Notting

hamshire, London : Hatchard. Church of Wolverhampton, on Sun

Pp. 20. day, April 9, 1837, in aid of the Congregational Expenses. By the Rev.

A POWERFUL antidote against the danG. W. Woodhouse, A.M., Vicar of gerous poisons of modern literature, Albrighton. Wolverhampton : Simp- and the growing progress of infidelity.

son. London : Rivingtons. Pp. 16. Sound, argumentative, and incontroA SOUND and convincing defence of vertible; of which, indeed, we cannot the doctrine and discipline of the Esta- say more than that Mr. Thompson has blished Church, clearly proving it to fully maintained his well-earned probe“ formed after the apostolic model." fessional reputation.

Notes on the Sign or Sacrament of placed in its proper and legitimate

Holy Baptism. By William Clar- point of view, as maintained, we beTON Walters, M.A. late Fellow of lieve, by every genuine and apostolic Jesus College, Cambridge, and Bar- branch of the catholic church of rister at Law. London: J.W.Parker. Christ.

1830. Pp. 63. When the minds of the unlearned are perplexed by the new Registration

Tracts for other Times. No. I.- Of Acts, and baptism is in danger of being

the Unity of the Church. By T. confounded by the poor with the mere

BINNEY. London : Warren, &c. inscription of the child's name in a

Pp. 16. book, instead of an introduction to the

Upon the attendance of Churchmen at privileges of the covenant of grace, a

their proper societies at Exeter Hall, publication like this is of great value.

the Dissenters offensively thrust their Most mistaken is that view which would

sectarian trash into every one's hand. treat baptism as a mere act of submission, Thus we became possessed of T. Binas the oath of allegiance of a subject to his ney's ideas upon Church unity; which, king. Nor is it less erroneous to say that like T. Binney's other writings, are falit is only a solemn act on the part of the lacivus, and intended as a covert attack baptized, of renunciation of the devil and

upon what he invariably alludes to as all his works, and of self-dedication to

a sectarian Establishment, God. These errors have no doubt in some degree originated in the use of the word sacrament, one sense of which certainly is, an oath of fidelity to a superior or leader; but

Godly Meditations upon the most holy with this sense the baptism of the Scripture

Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. has no concern. The Church of England defines it to be a sign, -that by which an

By CHRISTOPHER Sutton, D.D. late inward and spiritual grace is known ; and

Prebend of Westminster. A New this I believe is the testimony of every

Edition. Oxford : J. H. Parker. christian church. The Scriptures uni

Pp. xxxii. 350. formly speak of baptism as an act to be

The editor of this really pious volume done to, and not by the believer. When Jesus came to be baptized of John, John

appears fully to appreciate its chaforbade him, saying, I have need to be

racter, and takes a just view of the baptized of thee. It is ever mentioned as peculiar period at which it was written, the privilege of faith. The eunuch said,

“Of the work itself,” he says, "little What doth hinder me to be baptized ? And need be said, except that it is written Philip said, If thou believest with all thine in the devotional tone of Bishops Tayheart, chou mayest. And they went down lor and Ken, and other luminaries of both into the water, both Philip and the the same period of our Church. It eunuch, and he baptized him." Acts viii.36.

scarcely needs be added, that, the (See the case of Cornelius, Acts x. 47.) subject being what it is, its language is Baptism with water, and baptism with the

not adapted for every company, nor Holy Ghost, are both spoken of as gifts,

bears to be thrown in the way of perthough different in kind. Acts i. 5, and xi. 16. There is no doubt but that that

sons taken at random.” The fact is, repentance which our Church requires to

to persons of an excitable temperaprecede baptism, includes a renouncing of

ment, and whose religious opinions sin, and an engagement to be the Lord's,

are rather derived from a heated so ihat these acts of the new man may be imagination than a sober contemplaseen in baptism, but are not necessary tion of the Gospel, this volume might parts of it.-Pp. 16, 17.

be dangerous; and, therefore, however We would willingly quote the whole

we may be struck with the fervid and of the observation upon the baptismal

glowing piety of the writer, we must

caution our readers against an indisservice of our Church, did our limits criminate circulation of it, admit; as it is, we must refer to p. 43, et sub., where its agreement with Scripfure is ably maintained; and the doctrine of regeneration in baptism is

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Three short Extracts from the Works should augur as unfavourably of his of John Joachim Spalding, Provost religious principles, as of his underof the Ecclesiastical Consistory of standing. Berlin in the middle of the last Century. Translated by the Rev.Arthur B. EVANS, M.A. Rector of Colne Rogers, and Vicar of Barnwood. The Book of Enoch the Prophet; an To which is added, " The Ministerial Apocryphal Production, supposed Office, a Sermon preached in the for ages to have been lost, but disChurch of St. Mary-de-Lode, Glou- covered at the close of the last cester, June 12, 1809, at the century in Abyssinia ; now first Visitation of the Ven. Archdeacon translated from an Ethiopic MS. in Stonehouse. London: T. Cadell, the Bodleian Library. By Richard Strand. Gloucester : T. Jew.

LAURENCE, LL.D. Archbishop of

Cashel, late Professor of Hebrew in The very natural distrust entertained the University of Oxford. Third in this country against the neoteric Edition, revised and enlarged. Oxtheology of Germany, has operated ford: Parker, 1838. 8vo. Pp. lix. unjustly towards her older divines. 250. There is a fine field of devotional writing, pulpit oratory, critical and exe- The high character which the Archgetical divinity, still to be opened up bishop of Cashel has obtained, both in to the English reader from German England and upon the continent, by authors of the first half of the last cen- former editions of this work, and other lury. The translator of the above translations from the Ethiopic, renders extracts had already done great service it almost superfluous for us to direct to the cause of religion, by placing in attention to the present reprint. The the hands of bis countrymen the work additions, however, are highly importof Spalding on the “ Value of Feelings ant; consisting of -1.“ The Book of in Religion ;" a treatise not sufficiently Enoch as selected and arranged by the known, but of an intrinsic excellence, Rev. Edward Murray;" 2. Extracts which must ever recommend it to the from the Book of Enoch, translated sound and sober Christian To the from the Ethiopic into Latin, by M. Calvinistic zealots of these times, who, de Sacy; 3. Extracts from the Chroby severing “ baptism" and regene- nographia of Georgius Syncellus, as ration,” and confounding the “ quoted by Fabricius in bis Codex birth" with “repentance," reduce all Pseudepigraphus Veteris Testamenti; to a matter of individual feeling,--and 4. Remarks.-- And we cannot but pervert the Apostle's doctrine of the observe, that whatever may be the election of the Gentiles, to some mo- date of the original book, (and the tesment of penitential agony in the timony of St. Jude is conclusive as to awakened sinner,—the essay of Spald- its being in existence before the coming ing might bring a salutary conviction of our Lord,) it is highly valuable, as of their error.

distinctly proving that the doctrine of The extracts from Spalding in this a triune Deity early prevailed among little volume, and the Visitation Ser- the Jews. “ Three Lords are enumemon of the translator annexed to them, rated; the Lord of spirits; the Lord all relating to the proper estimate and the elect one; and the Lord, the other conduct of the ministerial function, power; an enumeration which evicomprehend a variety of suggestions dently implies the acknowledgment of and admonitions of the highest utility, three distinct persons, participating in while they furnish materials for deep the name and in the power of the reflection and self-examination, to every

Godhead. Such, therefore, appears, minister of the Church of Christ. If from the evidence before us, to have any one rises from their perusal, uncon- been the doctrine of the Jews respectvinced by the cogency of the reason- ing the Divine nature, antecedently to ing, uninstructed by the clear statement the rise and promulgation of Chrisof his duties, and unimpressed by the tianity." P. Ivi.

new

ance.

The Doctrine of the Church of England To those who adhere to the use of the

upon the Efficacy of Baptism, vin- old Eton Grammar, in their system dicated from Misrepresentation. By of instruction, this edition offers much Richard LAURENCE, LL.D. Arch- valuable belp: and without entering bishop of Cashel, late Regius Pro- into a discussion respecting its merits, fessor of Hebrew in the University we beg, at once, to recommend it of Oxford. Third Edition, revised, most strenuously, having examined it with an Appendix. Oxford: Parker. with some degree of attention, and

London: Rivingtons. 8vo. Pp.ix. 132. being fully persuaded of its efficacy. We congratulate the friends of the The title sufficiently details the conEstablished Church ou the appear

tents; and all we have to do further ance of a third edition of this very

is, to assure our readers that the provaluable work. The Church of England

gramme is justified by the performis here ably vindicated from the "mis

Mr. Cole evidently has proved conceptions and consequent misrepre

himself to be a most care ul and indesentations of the evangelical party;"

fatigable instructor. and an “ Appendix” is added, “containing extracts from the formulary of baptism used in the Church of Tabula Theologica ; or, the Elements Rome, with the formularies adopted of Scriptural Knowledge , presented by the Lutheran and our own Church; in one Tabular View, and accomas also further reinarks in opposition panied with Doctrinal Essays. By to the Calvinistic doctrine of Regene- the Rev. ROBERT COLE, Master of ration.” This latter portion of the the Free Grammar School, Andover. book, though concise, abounds with Second Edition. London : sold by matter of deep interest. Popery and Rivingtons. 1835. Rationalism are briefly, but power- Scriptural Aphorisms and Analogies, fully, denounced; and the superiority presented in a series of Doctrinal of intellectual over sensible objects of Essays ; designed as Illustrations of adoration, ably maintained; and the the Tabula Theologica.

Second "perpetual blazoning of the figure of Edition. 1835. Pp. 42. the holy cross,” shown to lead to actual idolatry amongst the common people.

This is a singularly curious and interesting publication, designed to serve a

purpose of great importance in the 1 Companion to the Eton Greek interpretation of scripture doctrines, Grammar; containing the Quantities

by placing them before the eye in such of all the Syllables, both in Greek a general and logical form, as to show and Latin, accurately marked ; to

the bearing of the different parts upon gether with Schemes of Analogical

the whole of the system; and a guide Association interspersed throughout, to the expositor in bis exhibition of for exhibiting the Tenses of Verbs, that system as a clear and satisfactory and their several Derivatives, as they

scheme, consonant alike with truth, appear to sympathize in quantity;

reason, and the nature of man. and containing also Notes and Refe- It is not, of course, being a comrences to the best Prosodiacal Autho- pendium of Greek and English terms, rities to Bishops Maltby and Blom- so much adapted to the general reader field; to the Indices Attici;" to as to the student in theology; but to Matthiæ, Labbe, Leeds, Sandford,

the latter it is calculated to be of Taylor, 8c. By the Rev. Robert great service, COLE, Master of the Free Grammar The Essays are written in a scholarSchool, Andover. London: Ha- like and pleasing style. ipilton and Co. 1833. Pp. 23.

A SERMON*

ON SUBJECTION TO CIVIL GOVERNMENT.

A Discourse for the Coronation of her Majesty, on the 28th of June, 1838.

1 Peter 11. 13–17.

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake : whe

ther it be to the king, as supreme ; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men : as free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. The great duty of a Christian minister is, to exalt the Saviour, and to call men to submit to his government. But we must not imagine that this is neglected, when our minds are led to the consideration of human governments, and the duties we owe to them: for there is a manifest connexion between the two subjects; the latter being, in reality, a branch of the former. We cannot truly submit to Christ, unless we yield obedience to all his laws—to those which relate to our conduct in civil life, as well as those which are given to regulate the inmost workings of our souls towards God. And we should be essentially wanting in our duty as Christian pastors, if we did not take occasion, especially from the interesting events of this occasion, to open to you a subject of such great and universal importance. The words which I have read will lead me to show you,

I. Our duty in relation to civil government.
Civil government is an ordinance of God.

It is called, in my text, “an ordinance of man :" and so it is, as far as relates to the particular form of government established in

any particular kingdom. In some countries absolute monarchy is established; in our own, a limited monarchy. In some, there are republics ; in others, the power is vested in an aristocracy. In fixing the precise mode in which the affairs of any nation shall be administered, the

agency of man has been altogether employed; God having never interposed by an authoritative mandate from heaven, except in the case of the Jewish people. The history of our own nation sufficiently informs us, that the changes which take place in human governments are the result of human deliberation, or of human force. Yet, in its original appointment, civil government proceeds from God himself. He has ordained that man shall not be left in the state of the brute creation, every one independent of his fellow, and every one at liberty to follow the bent of his own inclinations, without any regard to the welfare of others : but that power shall be vested in some for the good of the community; and

* This Discourse is taken from the 20th volume of the Rev. Charles Simeon's

Horæ Homileticæ," which work was reviewed at length in our 16th volume. The Discourse was delivered at Cambridge on the 19th of July, 1821, on occasion of the coronation of his Majesty George IV. We have made a very few verbal alterations, in order to adapt it to the interesting event of the coronation of her Majesty Queen Victoria.

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