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are good—but whether bis plan be the the price for which the American copy best for carrying them into effect, is a can be imported. question for consideration. At all events, any scheme to get much of the Church patronage out of its present
A Sermon, on Luke x. 2, preuched at bands, is an object “devoutly to be
Dartford, October 24, 1837, at the wished."
Visitation of the Lord Bishop of
BOURNE, M. A., Rector of Paul's A Grummar of the New Testament Cray. Published at the request of
Dialect. By Moses Stuart, Pro- his Lordship, and of the Archdeacon fessor of Science und Literature in and Clergy. London: Parker. 1837. the Theological Seminary, Andover,
This Sermon is plain, practical, and
full of good sense. Apostolic ordina12mo.
tion is clearly defined and proved : and A GRAMMAR of the dialect peculiar to the duty of all men to pray the Lord the New Testament is needed by all of the harvest to send forth labourers who criticully study its original lan- into his barvest is affectionately stated guage ; and Professor Stuart, com- and powerfully enforced. bining the results of his own assiduous studies with those of Buttman, Hermann, Matthiæ, Winer, Thiersch, and
A Concordance to the Book of Com other eminent philologists, has pro
mon Prayer, with the Holy Bible ; duced a work which is indispensably
showing by Analyses and Scripture necessary to Biblical students; to
Proofs its perfect harmony with the whose thanks the London publisher is
Sacred Writings. Part V. The entitled, for the cheap and beautifully
Communion. By J. A. THORNexecuted edition which we now intro
THWAITE, Author of " The Young duce to the notice of our readers.
“ MaAfter some preliminary observations
nual," “ Index," fc. London ; on the dialects of Greece, and espe
Groombridge. 1837. Pp. 24. cially on the nature and peculiarities of We know not whether we can bestow the New Testament dialect, the author a higher praise upon this excelleut treats successively on Letters and their little work, than by saying it fully anchanges, on Grammatical Forms and
swers the design announced in the Flexions, and on Syntax. In preparing title. the work for the press, the English editor states that it has been carefully revised throughout, and some hundreds
Exercises in Orthography and Compoof typographical errors, especially in the
sition, on an entirely New Plan ; accentuation of the Greek, have been
containing much valuable informacorrected. All the quotations have
tion on various subjects. By HENRY been collated with the late. Bishop
Hopkins, Conductor of a School at
Birmingham. London : Siinpkin Lloyd's very accurate edition of the
and Co. 1837. 18ıno. New Testament, printed at Oxford in
228. 1896; but Professor Stuart's readings have been retained, where any autho- The compiler of this little manual bas rity could be found for them. AJI attempted to simplify the teaching of classical quotations have been verified Orthography, by bringing together all by the best editions, viz., those of words which, having the same sound, Porson, Bekker, Brunck, Dindorf, are spelt differently; so that, by accusHeyne, &c. &c. In a very few in:
toining the eye to observe the differstances mistranslations have been
ence, a correct system of Orthography corrected, and some advantageous may be imprinted on the memory. improvements have been made in the Sentences, containing short notices of a style of the work generally. The variety of facts in History, Mythology, London edition is published at half Biography, and Science, are added by
Pp. vi. pp. 188.
way of exercise. It appears to us that responsible duty of making known its the plan may be useful; but we leave dictates, and the high honour of plantit to teachers to make the trial. ing the standard of the Gospel upon
the “ruined battlements of superstiHoræ Lyricæ : Poems, Saored to De
tion and error.” The Sermon is a rotion and Piety, fc. By I. Watts,
good one, and well adapted to the ocD.D. With a Memoir of the Author.
casion upon which it was delivered. By R. Souther, Esq., Poet Laureat London: Rickerby. 1837. 32mo.
A Suecinct Statement of the Kaffer's
Case, &c. By Stephen KAY, late To the lovers of the writings of Dr. Missionary; Author of Travels and Watts this will prove a most accept- Researches in Caffraria." London : able present.
Great care has been Hamilton, Adams and Co. 1837. taken by the Editor, that all expres- Pp. 92. sions which might appear objection
This pamphlet is inscribed to the exable at the present day, should be member for Weymouth. As Mr. expunged; and, indeed, occasionally Kay has resided for some years in whole stanzas, and sometimes whole
Southern Africa, he may be entitled to poems have been subject to the same late. The work, however, is greatly
take up this cause; but he has done so improved, and is “ got up” in a man
in a spirit too secular, and in a manner that reflects credit both on the
ner two party-spirited. His reader Editor and on the Publisher.
should very carefully weigh all his statements---for if Mr. Kay is a mis
sionary, he is also a politician. The Signs of the Times; and the
Claims of the Church of England to
The Public and Private Life of the
Ancient Greeks. in two Sermons in behalf of the Na
By HEINRICH tional Society. By the Rev. W. B.
Hase, Ph. D. Translated from the CLARKE, M.A., Minister of the Dis
German. London: Murray. 1836. trict of St. Mary, Longfleet, and
12mo. Pp. xi. 358. Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of No work on the Antiquities of Greece Salisbury. London: Rivington. has appeared in this country so well 1838. Pp. 62.
adapted to the use of younger students These Sermons contain many eloquent
as the little work before us. The matpassages, some of which we would
ter is judiciously selected, and well willingly quote, did not our limits for- put together; furnishing at the same bid: we therefore must content our
time a book of reference, and an inselves by recommending them to our
terestingvolume for continuous perusal. readers, with the assurance, that a
For the former purpose, although a very perusal will well repay both the cost
full analytical table is prefixed, an aland their trouble.
phabetical index would, we imagine, have been preferable. We should also
trust that future editions would be A Sermon, preached at the Triennial
more carefully priuted. Visitation of the Lord Bishop of Lincoln, July 17, 1837.
By the Ret, WILLIAM GURDEN Moore, The Bible the Religion of the Church M.A., Rector of West Barkwith, of England, in answer to a pamphlet and Vicar of Stixwold. London : entitled “ Reasons why I am a DisSmith, Elder, and Co. 1837. 8vo. senter. By A LAY MEMBER OF THE Pp. 30.
ESTABLISHED CHURCH. London : FROM 2 Tim. ii. 15 the preacher enters
Simpkin and Marshall. 1837. Pp.
18. into an inquiry respecting the fallacy of speculative, and the certainty and Whoever may be the writer of this importance of revealed Truth; and tract, he perfectly understands Dissent, thence urges upon the Clergy their and how to demolish it.
The Church warned against the Teach- practical working of a scheme, the re
ing of the Pharisees and Sadducees : sults of which we foretold when critiA Sermon on Schism. By the Rev. cizing the letter of Lord Henley, whose HOBART SEYMOUR, M.A., Afternoon dangerous suggestions are more than Lecturer at St. Anne's, Blackfriars. adopted in the appointment of the London : Burns, Portman-street. Ecclesiastical Commissioners; for Lord 1837. Pp. 16.
Henley himself required the ConvocaWhilst we cannot assent to the criti.
tion as an indispensable part of Church
Reform.. Our readers will find in these cism, we cannot but commend the spirit and substance of this excellent dis- few pages much valuable information course. We do not consider, with Mr.
and matter for reflection. Seymour, the Pharisees as a sect out of, so much as a kind of religious order or society in, the Jewish Church, as the The New Testament of our Lord and Jesuits are an order in the Church of Saviour Jesus Christ. The Text of Rome. The remarks upon Rational- the Common Translation arranged in ism, Latitudinarianism, and Sectarian
Paragraphs and illustrated by Řheto ism, are both excellent in themselves, rical Punctuation. With Tables of and penned in a right spirit. We are Quotations and an Appendix. In Two glad to find Mr. Seymour amongst Parts. Part the First. By ALEXthose who give their testimony against ANDER BELL, Professor of Elocution. the spurious liberality of Mr. Noel's London : Holdsworth. 1837. Pp. “Tract for the Times.”
315. A Letter to the Right Hon. Sir R. Peel
, justified in the attempt to criticize this
We are not quite sure how far we are Bart., M.P., on the Mcans of “ Ren
volume-for we do not confidently dering Cathedral Churches most con
profess to understand the “ rhetorical ducive to the Efficiency of the Established Church.” By the Hon.
punctuation," which, instead of “ ilGeorge Pellew, D.D., Dean of very considerably. We have attempted
lustrating," appears to us to darken Norwich. London: Longman and
to read by it, and we made so much Co.; and Jobn Stacy,Norwich. 1837.
discord to our own ears, that we are Pp. 64.
satisfied that we either do not underIt is quite right that truth should be stand the principle, or, if we do, our known, though there seems little ears are taned to another pitch than prospect now that it will operate any those of Mr. Bell. We confess that good. The appointment of the Eccle- we have little faith in mere rules of siastical Commission is one of the most elocution. The great rule is, feel what unconstitutional acts ever done. It you read, and you cannot read it very bas removed from the hands of the ill. From this feeling, it is true, rules only legitimate authority, Convocation, may be deduced; but to attempt to the consideration of a question most produce the effect by adhering to them important to the spiritual interests of a without possessing the feeling which whole people, and the temporal welfare gives them birth, is like endeavouring of a whole church. In place of this to raise flowers on a rootless stem. safe and constitutional authority it has However, some of our readers may substituted an irresponsible tribunal, succeed better with this volume than possessing the most arbitrary powers.
ourselves—and it will be found a neat Dr. Pellew's pamphlet bas exposed the little ornament to the theological shelf.
MARK X. 13, 14.
disciples rebuked those that brought them ; but when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not ; for of such is the kingdom of
God. The Scripture assures us that " Jesus Christ” is “ the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever."* His dispositions toward mankind are, and will be to all eternity, the same as they were in the days of his flesh. As God, with him “is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”+ The text tells us how he dealt with some of his disciples who forbad the children to come to him. He was “ much displeased.” And his unchangeable nature assures us that he must be much displeased now with those who call themselves his disciples, and yet rebuke those who would bring children to him ; his nature assures us that it is his will that the children should be permitted to come to him, and not forbidden. There can be no change, no difference in him. The only difference in the two cases is this :—then, when he was on earth, children were brought to him to hear his wisdom from his lips, and to take his blessing at his hands ; while now, when he is in heaven, they are brought to him to learn his will from his Scriptures, and to receive his blessing through his ordinances, till, at length, after the temptations and trials of a conquered world are past, they are safely and happily folded in his arms,
There can be no question that it is as much the will of Christ now that children should be brought to the knowledge of his truth and the practice of his will, as it was then that they should be permitted to approach his human nature ; and that he is as much displeased with
those who, calling themselves Christians, keep children back from the benefits of a christian education, as he was with those who professed themselves his disciples, and yet would not “suffer the little children to come unto” him.
Who is there amongst us who would incur his Saviour's displeasure ? At this most gracious season, I when we are especially rejoicing in his mercies, and exulting in his love, how should we bear to think we were under his displeasure ?—What disciple of us would go to his altar tomorrow, and partake of the blessed signs and means of salvation, if he believed his Saviour's displeasure would meet him in that very act of loving obedience and faith? Where would be the meaning of our festivities, our rejoicings, our celebrations, unless we felt we were rejoicing in Him in whom the Father is well pleased towards every true penitent and faithful believer ?
This day, at least, my brethren, we have an opportunity afforded us of showing, in one sense, at least, whether we are under his displeasure
Heb. xiii. 8. + James i. 17. Preached the Sunday before Christmas Day.
or not, whether we suffer the little children to come unto him, or whether we forbid them. There are thousands of children whose wants, if not their voices, cry for admission to Christ; this day is an answer to their demands required at your hands.
In all parishes, but in populous parishes more especially, there will be found a great number of children who never can be brought to Christ but by the efforts of their richer neighbours. Their parents may be pious persons,—but they may have little knowledge, and less time, to instruct,--and no money to spare to put them to school. They may be employed in their own work during the day, and then the children, who are not old enough to help them, get habits of idleness and form evil acquaintances,-and thus the child grows up ignorant and vicious, and falls into all manner of wickedness, and ends in ruin. For wickedness must end in ruin. The wages of sin is death*_everlasting death. The loss of one soul is estimated by our adorable Saviour at no less a price than his blood. But here we have not only a loss of a soul, but of thousands—not only of thousands, but of generations of souls—for what these poor creatures grow up, their children too will be. Thus there is another description of parents, too numerous, unhappily--those who have grown up in ignorance and sin themselves, and neither give, nor wish to give, any better inheritance to their children. Here the tender eye of childhood sees nothing but intemperance and impurity, and hears nothing but blasphemies and indecencies. Prayer is unheard of-the Sabbath is only known as the day which gives most leisure for wickedness,—and on that account only is it welcomed with joy. This blessed season is only hailed as a time when they think themselves concerned, more than ever, to break the will of that Saviour in whose birth all enlightened Christians are rejoicing. In the words of the prophet, “It is a people of no understanding; therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and be that formed them will shew them no favour."+
Now what is to be done with these miserable and perishing souls ! Though in this state they can hope for no mercy and no favour, yet there is a way to mercy and favour even for these. "The Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost."I These lost sheep are the very objects he came to redeem. Suffer them to come unto him, and the great remedy is provided for all this sin and wretchedness.- But before I point out to you how this may be done, circumstances may seem to excuse me in noticing some other pretended remedies which have been gravely recommended for adoption, not by voluntary contribution, as at present, but by compulsory taxation. They who recommend these, say, instruct and improve the minds of the poor. And if you ask them what they mean by this, they will tell you, teach them to read and write, and, it may be, instruct them in morals, perhaps in history, and even in philosophy. But what will this do, my brethren! It is not being able to read that makes children better—it must depend on what they read. It is not the faculty of writing that can change their heartsnay, this very faculty they may employ in the cause of wickedness as easily as in what is useful and holy. And as to morals, what morality
• Rom, yi. 23.
+ Isaiah xxvii. 11.
1 Luke xix. 10.