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We rise, and all the distant and the near
Stand forth in sunny outline brave and clear;

We kneel, how weak!-we rise, how full of power!
Why, therefore, should we do ourselves this wrong,

Or others, that we are not always strong ?

That we are ever overborne with care,
That we should ever weak or heartless be,

Anxious or troubled, when with us is prayer,
And joy, and strength and courage are with Thee!--P. 14.

LITERARY REPORT.

The Principle of Total Abstinence

the guidance of sovereigns-bis labours from all Intoxicating Drinks, calmly to promote individual as well as naconsidered. A Sermon, preached in tional righteousness, are all brought to the Parish Churches of Basingham bear upon the position of our young and Thurlby, in the County of Lin- and gracious Queen, with that talent coln; on Sunday, May 20, 1838. and propriety by which all Mr. Horne's By the Rev. D. Š. WAYLAND, M. A. writings are characterized. And we London: Rivingtons, Simpkin, Mar- are sure our readers will cordially join shall and Co. Lincoln : Brooke. in the official Benediction, and add Pp. 24.

from the

sermon, "May the allegiance, Every endeavour to stem the tide of which we pay her in all truth and drunkenness, the “ besetting sin" of faithfulness, be bound upon our hearts too many of our countrymen, is praise

and minds with the ties of duty, gratiworthy; and we are happy to find by

tude, and love." this discourse, that Mr. Wayland's christian labours have, to a certain extent, been crowned with success. We

The Apostolical Commission a Motive hope his zeal, however, will not outrun

to Fidelity. A Sermon preached on his prudence. The harp-string will

the 5th of July, 1838, in the Parish

Church of Saints, Derby, at the not endure too powerful a tension.

Visitation of the Archdeacon of

Derby. By the Rev. Samuel Fox, The Sovereign's Prayer and the Peo- M.A., F.S.A. Vicar of Horsley. ple's Duty. A Sermon delivered in

Printed at the Request of the Archthe Church of the United Parishes deacon and Clergy. Derby : Bemof Saint Edmund the King and Mar- rose. Pp. 26. tyr, and Saint Nicholas Acons, Lom

An able defence of the Apostolicity of bard Street, on Sunday, July 1st, the Established Church; in which it is 1838, (the Sunday after the Coro

shown that the title of her ministers to nation of Her Most Gracious Ma

be esteemed ministers of Christ, and jesty.) By the Rev. Thomas Hart

stewards of the mysteries of God, is WELL HORNE, B. D. of St. John's College, Cambridge; Prebendary of corroborated by the primitive Church,

established upon scriptural evidence, Saint Paul's, Rector of the said

and sanctioned by the practice of Parishes, and Author of the Introduction to the Critical Study and

ages.” (p. 20.) The responsibility of

the Clergy in reference to this, is powKnowledge of the Holy Scriptures. erfully argued; and the duty is strongly London: T. Cadell. Edinburgh :

enforced, of not only setting before our W. Blackwood. Dublin : Milliken.

flocks the great objects of christian Pp. 36.

faith, and directing their feet in the This is an admirable discourse on 1 way of christian obedience, but also at Kings iii. 7-10. The education of the same time of urging on their attenSolomon-his excellent precepts for tion those important means of grace

which have been mercifully entrusted to our ministration; viz. tbe sacraments of Baptism and of the Lord's Supper. Both of these, we regret to say, are seldom observed in a strictly scriptural sense—the former has become, as it were, secularized, and the latter awfully neglected. But we feel that if Mr. Fox's laudable exertions are followed by his brethren, and the nature of the sacraments as clearly expounded, the evil will be greatly alleviated, if not altogether eradicated.

judgment of the Established Church, that it has “ Calvinistic Articles, an Arminian Clergy, and a Popish Liturgy." When he has read a little further, to qualify him to write, accident may lead hiin to a knowledge of a fourth denomination, essentially different from those which he enumerates. And when some acquaintance is acquired with opinions, which he presumes to asperse while wholly uninformed of them; he may possibly perceive, that the contradictions which he finds it impossible to reconcile, have no existence beyond his dull or ignorant misapprehension. On the baser insinuation, which is conveyed in the charge which he advances, it will be sufficient to observe, in the words of a lively writer, "sa folie õla à sa calomnie tout son atrocité."- Pp. xviii-xx.

The Evangelical Character of Christi

anity, according to the Doctrine and Ordinances of the Established Church. Asserted and vindicated in a Series of Letters, addressed to a Young Person. By FREDERICK NoLAV, LL.D. F.R.Š. M.R.S.L. Vicar of Prittlewell, Essex. London:

Pickering. Pp. xx. 257. Decidedly one of the most valuable books that have issued from the press for some years. The labours of Mr. Nolan in the field of professional duty are well known, and equally well appreciated ; and to these we shall have occasion to refer in our review of his elaborate and most masterly work on the Chronological Prophecies. The present volume is intended to check a widely spreading bane, which is silent in its operation, and administered under the specious pretence of superior holiness and evangelical sanctity; and we are sure no one will regret the cause that hastened its publication, which Mr. Nolan thus forcibly an

An Attempt to promote the Peace and

Edification of the Church by uniting the Admirers of Leighton and Laud. A Sermon preached before the University of Cambridge, on Sunday, May 13, 1838. By Thomas MorTIMER, B.D. of Queen's College, Cambridge. Minister of the Episcopal Chapel, Gray's Inn Lane, Saint Pancras, London. Cambridge: Deightons. London: See

ley, J. F. Shaw. Pp. 32. Every one must rejoice at witnessing "attempts” like this to promote Christian peace and unity :The Sermon is written with great eloquence, and contains several of those striking passages, which at once arrest the ear and fix the heart.

nounces :

While he admits, in closing these observations, that the inducements which led him into the subjoined discussion were sufficiently urgent, he must confess, they would not have been carried so promptly into effect, had not the appearance of one or two tracts, from lay persons, convinced him, that no time was to be lost in laying his opinions before the public. In one of those effusions of “the zeal without knowledge,” which usually characterises “the evangelical school" of divinity, a charge is deliberately brought against the great body of the established clergy, in which they are indirectly accused of violating the most solemn stipulations. On the high theological authority of Lord Chatham, the retailer of this calumny announces, as his

Sermons on the Temptation of Christ

in the Wilderness. By the Rev. EDWARD SCOBELL, A.M. Incumbent of St. Peter's, Vere Street; and Evening Lecturer of the Parochial Church, St. Mary-le-bone. London:

Burns. Pp. x. 156. We have here six eloquent discourses on that most interesting event in our blessed Lord's life, “the temptation in the wilderness." The 1st refers to the peculiar and trying circumstances under which our Saviour approached this fiery ordeal. The 2d describes the character and power of the evil spirit, but forbids us to despond by pointing to the stronger than he. The 3d, On distrust of Providence. The 4th, On spiritual presumption. The 5th, On

God and Mammon. The 6th and last, anited to Carlisle “the name only of On the peace of God; which termi- a church" would be left. nates with the following brilliant passage, which must have produced a The Imagery of Foreign Travel ; or most powerful sensation when uttered Descriptive E.ctracts from Scenes by so able a divine and distinguished and Impressions in Egypt, India, a preacher as Mr. Scobell.

&c. Selected and published by the Yes, Christian, even now while we

Author. Pp. vii. 376. London : speak, the Saviour pleads that promise for

Longman and Co. 1838. thee. He stands in heaven the Great

A very agreeable abridgement of MaMediator. The free gift is the Father's;

jor Sherer's volumes published between and the minister of the gift is God the

the years 1822 and 1826. It is delightful Spirit; but the great Covenanter, the great

to find an old soldier thus usefully and Connecter and Peconciler of sinners to their God, is Jesus, the Mediator. No

pleasantly occupied in his retirement, man cometh to the Father bat by him.

enjoying "the goodly treasure of an He is the way! a way of tears--a way of

innocent and inexhaustible recreation." blood-but of tears, that chall be registered above ;-of blood, that speaketh better Minutie; or Little Things for Christ's things than the blood of Abel; for while Flock. By the Rev. J. W. Peers, the blood of the son of Adam cried aveng- LL.D. Rector of Morden, Surrey, ingly from the ground, and declared death, and of Ickleford cum Pirton, Heris. -the blood of the Son of God, shed in A new Edition, much enlarged from mercy for all men, and ready to be pleaded

the Papers of the Author, and re-arfor all, and laid down at every man's door,

ranged. London: Seeley. Pp. 368. if he will but take it and wash in it, and be made clean by the blood of sprinkling; A SERIES of devout meditations, and this precious blood--the blood of the ever- pious ejaculations for every day of the lasting Covenant-declareth righteousness, year; written much in the style of our even the Lord our righteousness—"and the old sterling divines. They are evidentwork of righteousness shall be peace; and ly the outpourings of a soul feelingly the effect of righteousness, quietness and alive to the glory of God, the preciousassurance for ever.” Pp. 155, 6.

ness of the soul of man, the need of a

Redeemer's sacrifice, and the grace of Isle of Mann, and Diocese of Sodor the Holy Spirit. And we cordially

and Mann. Ancient and Authentic unite in the prayer of the excellent auRecords and Documents relating to thor, that they may be blessed to the the Civil and Ecclesiastical History poor of Christ's flock.” and Constitution of that Island. Collected and arranged by the Rev. Wu. The Confessions of Adalbert. Perceval WARD, M.A. Domesšic Francis THEREMIN, D.D. Chaplain Chaplain to the Bishop of Sodor and to his Majesty the King of Prussia, Mann. London: Rivingtons. Col- Member of the Supreme Consistory, chester : Taylor. Pp. iv. 185.

&c. &c. Translated from the GerTuis volume was written with a view

man by Samuel Jackson, Esq. to avert the impending calamity which

London: Wertheim; Nisbet and Co. threatened the destruction of the an

Cheltenham : Wight. Pp. vii. 264. cient bishopric of Sodor and Mann, and We have latterly had frequent occasion contains most valuable and important to direct the attention of our readers documents. We hope, now that the to the better school of German theo. evil bas, for a time at least, passed away, logy; one of the greatest ornaments the author will oblige us with a new of which is Dr. Theremin. The design edition, wherein the “want of brevity, of the present volume is to describe and defective arrangement,” will be the commencement and progress of remedied; as we are sure every friend the Christian faith and life, in the exof episcopacy will feel an interest in perience of an individual. And in the history and prosperity of a Church, accomplishing this the author has of which the late excellent Bishop so proceeded in a scriptural and orthodox feelingly expressed a fear, that if manner, which we have not been acVOL. XX. NO, IX.

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customed to look for among the German divines. Besides which, he not only strongly interests the feelings, but at the same time illustrates in powerful language the doctrine of grace maintained by the Prussian Church.

worthy intention, and awaken a desire to "search the Scriptures;” which Bishop Jewell calls “the manna given to us from Heaven, to feed us in the desert of this world.”

Pp. 23.

A Sermon preached in the Cathedral The New Eton Grammar; in which

Church at Norwich, on Saturday, that Popular Introduction to the

June 30th, 1838, at the Primary Latin Tongue is rendered into Eng

Visitation of the Right Reverend lish ; and the Accidence, the Syntax,

Edward Lord Bishop of the Dioand the Prosody, are retained in the

cese; and dedicated by permission Form in which they are used at

to his Lordship. By John BedingEton :-with much Additional Mat

FIELD COLLYER, M.Á. Vicar of ter to the Text, under the several

Wroxham with Salehouse. Norwich: Heads of Definition, Rules of Ac

Fletcher. London: Rivingtons. cent, Declension, and Conjugation. Comprising also, I. General Questions on the Accidence. II. A Latin The text of this sermon is taken from Praxis. III. Rules of Construction.

Daniel vii. 14: “ His dominion is an IV. Directions for the Translator. everlasting dominion, which shall not V. Rules of Position. VI. Roman pass away, and His kingdom that Mode of Reckoning Time and Mo- wliich shall not be destroyed.” Visiney. V I. The Quantity of the Pe- tation sermons are ordinarily of such nult marked to show the Position of a decidedly official character, that they the Accent. Together with Copious offer few striking points upon which and Easy Explanatory Notes, Phi- any remarks can be offered. Mr. Collosophical as well as Practical. By lyer, however, has deviated from the Clement Moody, one of the Junior beaten road, (although the discourse Masters of Tunbridge School. Lon- still possesses the general stamp and don: Smith, Elder, and Co. Tun- character alluded to;) and in illustrabridge: Hall. Edinburgh: Oliver ting the rise and progress of the king. and Boyd.

Dublin : Cumming. dom of Christ, has gratified us with 1838. Pp. xii. 178.

one of the ablest and most scriptural Mr. Moody has accomplished his task

discourses that have fallen under our

notice for some years. most admirably. For if perspicuity, and correct explanation of grammatical elements are essential for students, and indispensable for sound instruction, we

A Daily Treasury for the Christian; pronounce this work to exceed in these consisting of Texts of Scripture, particulars every previous publication

with Appropriate Selections from we have met with. And we recom

our best Christian Poets, for Every mend it accordingly to all teachers,

Day in the Year. By a LADY. public as well as private.

Dorchester: Patch. London: Longman and Co. Dublin : Curry and

Co. Cheltenham: Wight. Pp. 323. Help to Reading the Bible. By Ben

A VERY sensible and useful book. For JAMIN Elliott NICHOLLS, M.A.

although the poetical selections are of Queen's College, Cambridge; Cu

not always of that mild and sober charate of St. John's, Walthamstow.

racter which we should have chosen, Author of Sunday Exercises on the

still, as a work of prayer and praise, Morning and Evening Services of

we think it well calculated to convince the Church. London: Rivingtons.

the reader, that “the statutes of the

Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; A work of much merit; which we the judgments of the Lord are true and trust will answer the author's praise- righteous altogether.”

Pp. 281.

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the poor.

Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, there

came unto him a woman having an alabaster-box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat al meat. But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to

When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. Our blessed Lord, brethren, received this mark of honour on more than one occasion, and from more than one person. Supposing the text to refer to the same transaction as that which is recorded in the twelfth chapter of St. John's Gospel, the occasion of this present mark of honour seems to have arisen from the deep and abiding affection of the family of Lazarus, whom our Lord had lately raised from the dead; and Mary, the sister of Lazarus, was the woman here indicated. It seems, however, to have been a token of affection which was of a very expensive character; we learn from the text that it was

very precious ointment,” and that “it might have been sold for much ;” and, from the corresponding passage in St. Mark, that " it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence,” (a sum about equivalent to ten pounds of our day, and perhaps more than double or even three times that sum, all things being taken into account.) St. John also informs us, that this gift of honour consisted of no less than a pound of ointment of spikenard, very precious," sufficing not only to anoint his head, but bis feet also, as he reclined at table. Now our blessed Redeemer, so far from encouraging waste and needless expense, had said unto his disciples, concerning the bread which he had miraculously caused to grow from a few loaves till it was able to fill vast multitudes, “ Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost;" and yet, when a complaint was made on the present occasion, of the uselessness of such expensive tokens of affection, he rebuked the saying, and justified her who had shown it to him by many considerations. And does not this open to us one part of Christianity which we are too apt to overlook,— that there are times and circumstances which may justify the most costly proofs of our affection, even though reason, and a calculating spirit of mind, which measures all things by notions of mere usefulness, may be unable to appreciate them rightly? Here is a proof that the mind of Christ is not the mind of man; that he desires us not to measure things according to the earthly standard of what man thinks useful; but to take the higher standard of affection and of love! He selected the offering of the poor widow, who cast into the treasury of the temple all her substance, being only “two mites which make a farthing,” as

Preached 1st July, 1838, being the first Sunday after the Coronation of her Majesty Queen Victoria.

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