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ficient recommendation of them to those who have read Mr. Prescott's great historical works, that they are by the same accomplished author. The subjects of them are as follows: Charles Brockden Brown, Asylum for the Blind, Irving's Conquest of Granada, Cervantes, Sir Walter Scott, Chateaubriand's English Literature, Bancroft's United States, Madame Calderon's Life in Mexico, Molière, Italian Narrative Poetry, Poetry and Romance of the Italians, Scottish Song, Da Ponte's Observations. It will be seen at once, that most of these themes open into fields of historical and elegant literature, which none is more competent than Mr. Prescott to enter, and gather from them the choicest fruits. It is universally acknowledged that well written reviews are among our most profitable reading ; and we are very confident that the present volume will confirm, in this respect, the general opinion. The subjects are evidently touched with a master's hand, and by one who is perfectly familiar with the themes he has undertaken. The volume is in the splendid style and print of the author's Histories. 5. The Missionary Enterprise : a Collection of Discourses on Christian
Missions by American Authors. Edited by Baron Stow. Boston, Gould, Kendall & Lincoln. 1846. pp. 308, 12mo.
This volume contains fifteen discourses, of which all but two have been previously printed, and all but two are by living authors. They are all occasional Sermons, delivered on anniversary festivals, and likely, therefore, to be written with diligence and care. Most of them have already obtained the seal of public approval. They are by Drs. Wayland, Griffin, Anderson, Williams, Beecher, Miller, Fuller, Beman, Stone, and Mason, and Messrs. Kirk, Ide and Stow, and may be regarded as among the best specimens of this department of missionary literature. It is an interesting circumstance that on the day of the publication of this work in Boston, news was brought by the arrival of the steam-ship that a similar work had just been issued in England, with the same title, and containing some of the same discourses. It is a wise plan to secure such efforts in a permanent form; and it is to be hoped that the missionary feeling in the country will be promoted by means of it. 6. Life of Samuel H. Stearns, late Minister of the Old South Church
in Boston. New Edition. pp. 244, 12mo. Address and Select Discourses of Rev. Samuel H. Stearns. New Edition.
Boston. James Munroe and Co. 1816. pp. 265, 12mo.
A new and beautiful edition of these volumes affords an opportunity to speak in praise of them both. They are an honor to the skill of the American press. But their dress is their least praise. The Life of Mr. Stearns, by his brother, is a touching exhibition of true cultivation and high attainments, of personal piety, zeal to do good, and ardent love of the ministerial profession, struggling against an infirm constitution and wasting health. The Discourses are drawn from the small number which he was able to write. But though the compass from which the selection could be made was limited, the Sermons afford sound, practical and sober views of the Christian life and duty ; they are written in a pure, chaste style, and impressive manner, and calculated to do good to men in the daily walks of life. lad life of Mr. Stearns been spared, he would have been a brilliant ornament of the American pulpit. It is a satisfaction, since this was denied, to have these brief memorials-indications of what he might have been-and a fitting monument of fraternal affection.
7. The Memoirs and Remains of Rev. Willard Judd, embracing a Re
view of Professor Stuart, a Compilation of Miscellanies, and a Biographical Sketch. By Orrin B. JUDD. With an Introductory Essay, by Spencer H. Cone. N. York. Lewis Colby. 1845. pp. 452. 12mo.
Mr. Judd was born in Southington, Con., Feb. 23, 1804. He attended school till the age of sixteen years, and then entered on the business of teaching. In 1826 he engaged in the work of the ministry, and preached chiefly in the town of Salisbury, N. Y. He was afflicted with indications of declining health as early as 1825, and died in the spring of 1835, at the age of thirty-one years. The present volume contains a brief memoir and a series of miscellaneous pieces, of which the principal is a review of Prof. Stuart on Baptism. The latter article covers nearly three fourths of the volume, and is a very full treatise on the general subject. The remaining papers are expositions of several passages of the Scriptures, and eight essays on various topics. The work contains much sound reasoning and many valuable items of information ; and while it is creditable to the writer, will prove both interesting and profitable to the reader.
AMERICA. The Rev. Prof. Chase has under consideration the plan of translating into English, Böhringer's Kirchengeschichte, referred to in Art. VII. We judge from the account given of the original, that it will make a valuable addition to our works on Ecclesiastical History.
Gould, Kendall & Lincoln propose to issue an American edition of Chambers' “ Cyclopaedia of English Literature," in 2 vols. royal 8vo. The work is published in Edinburgh, and the American edition is to be an exact copy from duplicate stereotype plates. It contains a succinct “ history, critical and biographical, of British authors, from the earliest to the present times," with specimens of their works. This method of connecting the brief biography of distinguished persons with extracts from their writings, cannot fail to produce a happy influence in extending the acquaintance of our community with the ornaments of English litera. ture, and with their most important characteristics. The volumes are illustrated by about 300 cuts, exhibiting the heads of interesting personages, residences, churches, &c.
A work is in press on the scriptural church polity, doctrines, and government, designed for the use of the ministers and members of Baptist churches; and for the information of all who would become acquainted with their principles and practices. It will embrace a field hitherto unoccupied by any work on the subject. An introductory essay, from the pen of Rev. H. J. Ripley, Professor of Rhetoric and Pastoral Duties in Newton Theological Institution, will be prefixed to the work, which may be expected early in the summer.
Dr. Hävernick, Professor of Theology in the University of Königsberg, died July 19, 1815, at the age of 34. His writings are, Commentary on the Book of Daniel, Manual of Introduction to the Old Testament, New Investigations on the Book of Daniel, Defence of the Prophecies of Isaiah in Latin, and a Commentary on the Prophet Ezekiel.
Statistics of the German Universities. The number of students in attendance at the several Universities the last summer semester, is as follows:
Students in Theology. Law. Medicine. Philosophy. Total. Berlin,
425 1492 Munich,
467 1329 Tabingen,
347 Mänster, 144
50 Totals, theology 2320, law 2856, medicine 1479, philosophy 1566. Grand total 9128.
THOMAS A. WARNER, Lost Creek, Mi-
N. Y., March 12, aged 81. J. PECKWORTH BALDWIN, Lower Merion, Pa., Dec. 19, aged 26.
ORDINATIONS. BENJAMIN BISBEE, Waterville, Me., SPENCER S. AINSWORTH, Panama, March 6, aged 86.
Chaut. Co., N. Y., Nov. 19. W.T. BOYNTON, Franklin, Warren Co., John BATEy, Hoboken, N. J., Jan. 8. 0., Jan. 1.
EMERSON Bliss, Venice, Cay. Co., N. JOHN CARTER, Henrico Co., Va., Oct. Y., Feb. 17. 30, aged 70.
SOLOMON C. Boston, Rehoboth, SomBENJAMIN DONHAM, Parkman, Me., erset Co., Md., Dec, 22. aged 40.
John Bragg, Greenbrier, Monroe Co., PERRIN B. Fiske, Wardsboro', Vt., Va., Oct. 13. March 19, aged 53.
Robert A. CuLD, Grove church, FauALVIN H. GROOME, (licentiate) Scipio, quier Co., Va., Dec. 10. N, Y., Dec. 19, aged 26.
W. S. CLAPP, Albany, N. Y., March JonN JEFFRIES, Port Byron, N. Y. 17. THOMAS HOUSTON, Trenton, Oneida CHARLES K. COLVER, Watertown, Co., N. Y., Dec. 3, aged 34.
Mass., Jan. 8. WM. C. Ligon, Lexington, Mo., Jan. SERVETUS ADDISON CREATI, Reedy WENTWORTH LORD, Parsonsfield, Me. Creek, Brunswick Co., Va., April 7. Feb. 26, aged 89.
DANIEL C. Eddy, Lowell, Mass., Jan. John MITCHELL, Brattleboro', Vt., 29. aged 52.
ISAAC Fargo, Jr., Mount Morris, Liv. WILIAM PEPPER, Vernon, Oneida Co., N. Y., Jan. 2.
Co., N. Y., March 12, aged 50. NELSON FIlLio, Alden, Erie Co., N. HENRY Ross, Rock Spring, 11., Oct., Y., Jan. 21. aged 66.
Otis FISHER, Mt. Palatine, Putnam EBENEZER SANBORN, Topsham, Me., Co., III., Dec. 3. Dec. 27, aged 74.
JAMES M. FOLLETT, Jay, Me., March EZEKIEL SEXTON, Jacobstown, N. J., 11. Nov. 19, aged 36.
J. H. FRISTOE, Logan, Hocking Co., HOPACE H. Smith, (licentiate) Hol- 0., Jan. 6.
derness, N. H., March 19, aged 33. GEORGE E. FULLER, Kinderhook, N. JOSEPH TAYLOR, Shoal Creek, Clinton Y., March 3. Co., III., Oct., aged 55.
ALEXANDER GAMBLE, Lewistown, PETER B. TEMPLETON, McAlpinville, Mifflin Co., Pa., Jan. 7. McKean Co., Pa., aged 57.
LEVI HARRIS, Brady's Bend, ArmEFENEZER WAKELY, Scipio, N. Y. strong Co., Pa., Feb.
STEPHEN HOLROYD, Otselic, Chen. | GEORGE W. YATES, Springfield, Ots. Co., N. Y., March 18.
Co., N. Y., Dec. 17. KILBURN HOLT, Searsmont, Me., Jan. 15.
CHURCHES CONSTITUTED. WILLIAM H. HUSTED, Italy Hill, Yates Brownsville, 0., Oct. 22. Co., N. Y., Dec. 30.
Little River, Pickens Dist., S. C., Oct. Joseph ISLANDS, (Indian,) Arkansas, 24. Dec. 28.
West Bradford, Chester Co, Pa., Nov. David S. Jackson, Wilton, Sar. Co., 10. N. Y., Feb. 10.
Manchester, N. H., 2d chh., Dec. 3. RICHARD JENKINS, Appomattox,Prince Jerusalem, Southampton Co., Va., Dec. Edward Co., Va., Nov. 27.
4. CHRISTOPHER B. JENNETT, Dan Riv. Roxbury, Mass., 3d chh., Dec. 3. er, Halifax Co., Va., Nov. 28.
Yorkshire, Broome Co., N. Y., Dec. 23. S. A. KINGSBURY, Nobleborough, Me., Bently, Marshall Co., Ind. March 5.
Tyler Co., Va., Dec. A. G. KIRKE, Salem, Columbiana Co., Taycheeda, Wisconsin. 0., Dec. 12.
Lake Pleasant, Washtenaw Co., Mich., Robert Lewis, Seneca, Campbell Co., Jan. 1. Va., Nov. 28.
Eldorada, Union C. H., Ala., Jan. 4.
Laurel, Hocking Co., O., Jan. 6.
Woodstock, Ulster Co., N. Y., Jan. 9. Joseph M. Morris, Jersey City, Dec. Sardis, Ala., Jan. 11. 11.
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 15. William A. PECKHAM, Cassadaga, N. Concord, Erie Co., Pa., Jan. 21. Y., Dec. 4.
Rockdale, Crawford Co., Pa., Jan. 21. S. DRYDEN PHELPS, New Haven, Con., White Oak, Ingham Co., Mich., Jan. 28. Jan. 21.
Forks of Pawpaw, Marion Co., Va., E. F. Platt, Cairo, N. Y., March 3. Feb. 1. CHARLES Platts, Homer, O., Feb. Attica, Wyoming Co., N. Y., Feb. 11. 18.
Columbia, Mich., Feb. 25. CHARLES B. Post, Sherburne, Chen. Richmond, Va. (2d col’d) Feb. Co., N. Y., Dec. 3.
Carlton, Orl. Co., N. Y., March 3. Hiram Powers, Palermo, Oswego Co., Pleasant Valley, Con., March 18. N. Y., Jan. 22.
Duncansville, Huntingdon Co., Pa., C. PRESTON, Summit, Scoh. Co., N. Y.,'
April 8. Dec. 10.
English Neighborhood, New Durham, W. F. Purington, Montezuma, Cayu- N. J., April 8. ga Co., N. Y., March 17.
South Milford, Mass., April 9.
New York, N. Y., 26th chh., Dec. 3. JULIUS S. SHAILER, Roxbury, Mass., Southborough, Mass., Dec. 3. Dec. 9.
Thompson, Con., Dec. 3. JOHN SHERRATT, Brady's Bend, Arm- Pleasant Valley, Litchfield Co., Con., strong Co., Pa., Feb.
Dec. 4. Nicholas V. STEDMAN, Preston, Con., Warren, Trumbull Co., O., Dec. 4. Feb. 3.
Norwich, Chenango Co., N. Y., Dec. 10. Evan THOMAS, Staunton, Miami Co., West Sidney, Me., Dec. 10. 0., Jan. 27.
Greenville, Wash. Co., N. Y., Dec. 17. NORMAN THOMAS, Concord, Erie Co., Lincoln Centre, Me., Jan. 1. Pa., Jan. 21.
Mohawk, N. Y., Jan. 1. DANIEL F. Twiss, Deckertown, N. J., North Lincoln, Me., Jan. 1. Jan. 22.
Searsmont, Me., Jan. 14. WILLIAM WARD, West Sidney, Me., Albany, N. Y., Jan. 15. March 5.
Athens, Pa., Jan. 21. 0. C. WHEELER, East Greenwich, R. Leeds, Me., 2d chh., Jan. 28. I., Dec. 4.
Greenville (Norwich), Con., Feb. 7. FRANKLIN Wilson, Baltimore, Md., Lowell, Mass., 3d chb., Feb. 19. Jan. 18.
South Milford, Mass., April 9.