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for the preservation of health, touching on food, beverage, rest, &c., and by others on the art of healing, including some very sensible remarks on quackery, private doctoring, bathing, and so on. The essence of the book may be summed up in this : • understand enough of the laws of the animal functions to keep yourself in health when you are well, and when you are ill, send for a doctor.'

To both parts of the advice we should say Amen--and in order to carry out the first part, we recommend Dr. Moore's volume as a clear and interesting exhibition of the more simple facts that every man ought to know, and may learn better from this well-written volume, than from any work that he can lay his hands on.

Family Pictures from the Bible. By Mrs. Ellet. London: Peter

Jackson. 8vo. Pp. 212. A PLEASING volume, which will receive a hearty welcome from many readers, and be prized in proportion as its spirit and useful tendency are understood. It is divided into twenty chapters, devoted to the eluci. dation of the more prominent features of as many households mentioned in the inspired volume. Fourteen of them are, we presume, the productions of Mrs. Ellet, and the remaining six bear the names of their authors. Together they constitute a volume of more than ordinary interest, in which devotional sentiments are happily blended with reflections and counsels, which all may read with advantage. The volume is tastefully executed, and will grace the drawing-room table, as well as prove a useful companion to the solitary reader.

First Class-Book of Physical Geography. By William Rhind. Edin

burgh: Sutherland and Knox. We have been exceedingly pleased with the arrangement and execution of this small book. It is the only thing of the kind we know, and the science to which it is devoted has now made such progress that teachers should include it in their subjects. Mr. Rhind's volume will furnish an admirable text-book for the purpose. It is clear and correct, so far as we have seen, and written with condensation as well as fulness of illustration.

The History of Scotland. By the Rev. Thomas Thomson. For the

use of Schools. Edinburgh: T. and T. Clark. Tuis volume merits a favourable notice as a comprehensive and yet concise history, written in a religious tone, by a man of liberal principles and sound knowledge. A little less space given to the early reigns, and to mere fighting, would have left room for those notices of the social and intellectual life of the “rascal multitude,' in which the book is somewhat deficient. It is a simple narrative of events, clearly told, by a thorough Scotchman and true-blue Presbyterian.

The Early Conflicts of Christianity. By Rev. William I. Kip, D.D.

London : Longman and Co. This volume aims at presenting vividly before readers moderately versed in ecclesiastical history, the features of the first century which were especially antagonistic to the gospel. For this purpose the life of St. Paul is chosen, as first in conflict with Judaism, next at Athens with Grecian philosophy, and then at Corinth with the licentious spirit of the age; followed by barbarism, and Grecian Mythology, in which two parts, no one incident in the apostle's life is selected as a peg to hang the dissertation on. The idea of framing these successive portraits of the enemies of the gospel in this way, is good and well worked out. There is a considerable amount of accurate information conveyed, and the style of the volume is always animated and picturesque, so that most readers who take it up will go through with it. It is not meant for students, and they had better leave it alone ; for others, it will possess many attractions, as well as convey much knowledge.

Gazpacho; or, Summer Months in Spain. By W. G. Clark, M.A.

Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. London: Parker. As an unintelligible title is a great point now-a-days, we shall respect Mr. Clark's confidence, and not reveal whether Gazpacho is the name of person, place, or thing. The book which is so christened, is a slight, but pleasant enough record of a partial tour, in which the author has little to say about anything except his inns and guides, ruined convents, and cool cathedrals. We bring away with us neither pictures nor facts, neither sentiment nor statistics, nor, indeed, anything to speak of, except an impression that the writer's unconquerable propensity to make jokes, to which propensity the corresponding capacity has not been added, would be all the better for Thomas Carlyle's admonition

Witty!-above all, oh! be not witty

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A Journal of Summer Time in the Country. By the Rev. R. A. Wil

mot, Sen. London: Parker. This is a very pleasant book for people at certain times and in certain places. If you have nothing to do, and wish to do nothing-if you have a garden with a chestnut-tree in it—if you would like as a companion out there on a bright, hot day, a man with a large store of reading amongst our English poets, who is himself an Arcadianwho can criticise, moralize, and all without your having much trouble in listening—if all these conditions are united in our readers, then let them put themselves under Mr. Wilmot's guidance. He is a gentleman, a scholar, a man of taste, with a sweet style, and, what is a great advantage for the season of the year, if you should sleep during part of his homily, you can go on quite as comfortably again when you wake. This sort of drowsy air is, perhaps, the perfection of the book, considering its title. There is a lack of sinew, of pith ; so that, unless the reader wants lulling (which the chestnut-tree will do far better), a very small dose at a time is enough.

Scripture Sites and Scenes. From actual survey in Egypt, Arabia, and

Palestine. Chiefly for the use of Sunday Schools. London: Arthur

Hall and Co. THIS valuable lume contains the substance of · Walks about Jerusalem,' and · Forty Days in the Desert '-condensed and adapted for its present purpose by Mr. Bartlett, the author of these two wellknown works. It is, therefore, unnecessary to do more than mention its publication, with the warm recommendation which its graphic descriptions and useful pictorial illustrations richly deserve.

Truth or Orthodoxy ?-To which must we Sacrifice? A Friendly

Address to the Wesleyan Methodist Preachers of Great Britain. By

Henry Burgess. Leeds : Heaton. An address on the evil effects of requiring from ministers a subscription to doctrinal standards. It contains a great deal of wholesome truth, of which other bodies than Wesleyans will supply illustrations. It is not in that community alone that the character sketched here is to be found.

Literary Jutelligeure.

Just Published. The High Priest's Dress; or, Christ arrayed in Aaron's Robes. By Rev. D. F. Jarman, B.A.

Memoir of the late James Halley, A.B., Student of Theology. By Rev. Wm. Arnot, Glasgow.

Latter-day Pamphlets. Edited by Thomas Carlyle. No. VII. Hudson's Statue.

South Africa delineated; or, Sketches Historical and Descriptive of its Tribes and Missions, and of the British Colonies of the Cape and Port Natal. By Rev. Thornley Smith, Seven Years a Wesleyan Missionary in that Country.

Favourite Song Birds. Being a Popular Description of the Feathered Songsters of Britain. Edited by H. G. Adams. Parts I. and II.

An Essay on the Constitution of Wesleyan Methodism, in which various misrepresentations of some of its leading principles are exposed, and its present form is vindicated. By John Breeham, D.D. With Notes, and an Appendix containing Connexional documents,

The Walls’-End Miner; or, a Brief Memoir of the Life of William Christer. By Jas. Everett.

Kitto's Journal of Sacred Literature. No. 11.

The Sabbath; or, an Examination of the Six Texts commonly adduced from the New Testament in proof of a Christian Sabbath. By a Layman.

God and Man. Being Outlines of Religious and Moral Truth, according to Scripture and the Church. By a M.A., Oxon.

The Life and Epistles of St. Paul.Comprising a complete Biography of the Apostle, and a Translation of his Letters, inserted in chronological order. By Rev. W. J. Conybeare, M.A., and Rev. J. S. Howson, M.A.

The Life of Hugh Hugh, D.D. With a Selection from his Discourses. By his Son-in-law, Hamilton M. MacGill. 2 vols.

Thoughts on Being. Suggested by meditation upon the Infinite and the Eternal. By Edward Shirley Kennedy.

The History of Religion. A rational account of the true Religion. By John Evelyn. Now first published by permission of W. J. Evelyn, Esq., M.P. Edited, with Notes, by the Rev. R. M. Evanson, B.A. 2 Vols. The Working Man's Friend and Family Instructor. Vol. II.

Sailings over the Globe; or, the Progress of Maritime Discovery. The East and the West.

The Working Classes of Great Britain : their present condition, and the means of their improvement and elevation. Prize Essay. By Rev. S. G. Green, A.B.

A Letter to Viscount Palmerston; concerning the Question of SchleswigHolstein.

The Foundations of Individual Character. A Lecture. By W. M'Combie.

Cases Illustrative of the Cure of Consumption and Indigestion. By G. Calvert Holland, M.D.

The Life and Correspondence of Robert Southey. Edited by his Son, the Rev. Chas. Cuthbert Southey, M.A. Vol. V.

An Essay on the New Analytic of Logical Forms. Being that which gained the Prize, proposed by Sir William Hamilton, in the year 1846, for the best exposition of the new doctrine propounded in his lectures. By Thomas Spencer Baynes.

Report of the Proceedings in the Police-court in the trial of W. Campbell Sleigħ, Esq., and Thomas Russell, Esq., for an alleged breach of the peace at the Public Meeting, in the Music Hall, April 8th, 1850, held with reference to the Marriage Affinity Bill. By George Gunn.

An Essay on the tendency of Mental Cultivation in Science and Religion to promote the Improvement of the Working Classes, to which was awarded the three prizes offered by R. Padmore, Esq. By James Saville, John Randall, and John Alfred Langford.

The Garland ; or, Poetry for Childhood and Youth.

The Baths of Rhenish Germany. With Notices of the adjacent Towns. By Edwin Lee.

Suggestions for an efficient Plan of Religious and Secular Education, based on the existing Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education, &c. By Richard Bithell

The History of the Early Puritans, from the Reformation to the opening of the Civil War in 1642. By J. B. Marsden, M.A.

The War in Hungary, 1848, 1849. By Max Schlesinger. Translated by John Edward Taylor. Edited, with Notes and an Introduction, by Francis Pulszky. 2 Vols. The ostal Changes, ed with reference to addi

cilities for the Transit of Letters and Newspapers, especially on Saturday, &c. By James Gilbert.

THE

ECLECTIC REVIEW.

SEPTEMBER, 1850.

Art. I.-1. Popular Christianity : its Transition State and probable

Development. By Frederick J. Foxton, A.B., formerly of Pembroke College, Oxford, and Perpetual Curate of Stoke Prior, &c.

London: John Chapman. 2. The Nemesis of Faith. By J. A. Froude, M.A., late Fellow

of Exeter College, Oxford. Second Edition. London : John

Chapman. 3. The Soul : her Sorrows and her Aspirations. An Essay towards

the Natural History of the Soul, as the true Basis of Theology. By Francis William Newman, formerly Fellow of Balliol College,

Oxford. Second Edition. London: John Chapman. 4. Phases of Faith; or, Passages from the History of my Creed. By

Francis William Newman, formerly Fellow of Balliol College,

Oxford. London: John Chapman. OBSERVANT men have long been anticipating, and lately with growing conviction of its near approach, some new and great display of the truth and power of the gospel, analogous to that which has made the first half of the sixteenth century one of the most conspicuous landmarks in the history of man. There has been enough to justify such an anticipation. The unintelligent, unspiritual, and theoretical maintenance of the forms and doctrines of religion, co-existing with clear-sighted, earnest, practical worldliness, and most poorly compensated for by intolerance

VOL. XXVIII.

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