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chard Cecil;- A Welcome to the tracts or compilations," but that it Plagué, by Samuel Shaw;-A l'are- contains, for the most part, original well tó Life;-and the Angelic Life, compositions ; and it professes to by the same Author. Each of these is comprise popular descriptions of a very good, and together they adminis- greater number of scientific facts, than ter the most efficient consolations, and is to be found in any other volume of furnish the best rules to the family of the same size.” We see no reason to tribulation. No human compositions deny the justness of these statements, in our language better merit a place in and regard this as a very useful book. every house of mourniny than those The whole work is divided into five wbich this volume contaius :

chapters. The first treats of the natu" That grief, sequestered from the public stage,

ral attributes of the Deity ;—the second May smooth her feathers and enjoy her cage." gives a cursory view of some of the

sciences which are related to religion

and christian theology; Works of the Rev. John Maclaurin, of treats of the relation which the inven

the third Glasgow ; with an introductory Essay tions of art bear to the objects of reliby the Rev. John Brown, Edinburgh. gion;-the fourth is an illustration of

This volume contains the Life of scriptural facts from the system of nathe Author-an Essay on Prejudices ture; and the last represents the beneagainst the Gospel-on Christian Piety ficial effects which would result from on the Scripture Doctrine of Divine connecting science with religion. The Grace--and Sermons : on the Sins of connexion of science and philosophy Men not chargeable on God-Glorying with religion is illustrated in this work in the Cross of Christ-God's chief with the aid of engravings, and of Sic Mercy—the Law magnified by the Isaac Newton we have a very neat one Redeemer-the Necessity of Divine at the beginning of the volume. Grace to make the Word effectual and the knowledge of Christ crucibed the Sum and Substance of saving Poems, by William Coupér, Esq., of the Knowledge. Than these no subjects

Inner Temple. With an introductory are of more importance, and here they are treated by a pious, profound, and

Essay, by James Montgomery, Author

of The World before the Flood," eloquent writer. Maclaurin requires,

and other Poems. but he repays attention: and while he satisfies ihe understanding, le im.

We liave beheld in Cowperpresses the heart.

- a bard, all fire, The introductory essay is very good, Toucli’d with a coal from lieaven, assume the lyre, and suitable both to the volume and with more than mortal music on his tongue, the present time.

That He, who died below, and reigos above,
Inspires his song, and that his name is Love."

Table Talk.

The volume before us contains, beThe Christian Philosopher. By Thomas sides the just and very beautifully Dick. 2nd Edition, enlarged.

written essay of Montgomery, more This work is dedicated to David than eighty pieces from the pen of Brewster, LL.D. It written Cowper, of which the Task is consider“under the impression that the visible ably the longest. manifestations of the attributes of the The poems of Cowper have been so Deity are too frequently overlooked by long and extensively known, and so christians in their views of the great bighly valued, that we do not deem it objects of religion, and in the worship necessary to laud them bere; but to all they offer to ibe Father of their spirits; who wish to understand their merits and is intended to show, that the fully, and to relish their beauties with teachers of religion ought to embrace greater delight than it is likely they a wider range of illustration, in refer- bave yet enjoyed, we recommend the ence to Diviné subjects, than that to perusal of the essay prefixed to this which they are usually confined.” volume. It is worth much more than

Our author assurés us that his vo- the price of the whole book. And we lume is not made op of “ mere ex. are of opinion, that no one who can

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afford it should be without the com- and the sentiments here given deserve positions of a man who could write the their best attention. We do not perfollowing passage, in which bis Chris. ceive how any one could be offended tian experience is stated, and which is with what is bere advanced; the lanso pervaded by tenderness, and adorn- guage is so proper, and the spirit of the ed by genius :

book is so mild, and affectionately pious, I was a stricken deer, that left the herd

and we are much in error if younger Long since. With many an arrow deep infixed Christians will not advance their sale My panting side was charged, when I withdrew

vation and happiness by a frequent To seek a tranquil death in distant shades. There was I found by one who had himself perasal of this neat volume. Been hurt by th' archers. In his side he bore, And in his hands and feet, the cruel scars. With gentle force soliciting the darts, He drew them forth, and healed, and bade me live.” Advice to Cottagers ; shewing the Means

by which they may become rich, ho

nourable, useful, and happy. By J. An historic Defence of experimental Re- Thornton. 1824. ligion, and the Doctrine of divine In

Piety exemplified in the Lives of eminent fluences, from the Authority of Scrip- Christians, collected from authentic ture, and the T'estimony of the urisest Sources, and compiled

chiefly for the and best_Men in all Ages and Coun

Instruction of Youth. By J. Thornton. tries. By Thomas Williams. A new 1825. W. Baynes and Son. Edition, corrected and improved.

We are always glad to meet with In this work it is contended for as a Mr. Thornton, who writes with an un. fact, and we think successfully, that wearied pen for the benefit of mankind the individuals, “in all ages, in all in all its diversified classes. countries, and of every denomination,"

The former of these articles contains who“ bave felt the reality of vital god- a great deal of judicious counsel, enliness—have attributed their experience livened with pleasant anecdotes, and to the agency of the Holy Spirit--and enforced by evangelical motives. The have sanctioned their testimony by latter includes the lives of ninety disholy lives and triumphant deatbs."

tinguished persons, arranged with some Mr. Williams has produced the tes- regard to chronological order, from timonies of patriarchs, apostles, the Clement, Bishop of Rome, to the Rev. Christian fathers, the writers of the Job Casper Lavater. middle ages, and the reformers in fa

We cordially recommend these Biovour of the fact above mentioned; and graphical sketches to the notice of given an introduction to his work, in parents and teachers, and cannot but which the doctrine of divine influence, feel an ardent bope, that the wortby and experimental religion, is stated

compiler may be encouraged to perand defined.

severe in his useful labours. We can recommend this volume as containing much useful information, and as written in an easy and perspicuous style.

Thoughts on Religion, and other Subjects.

By Blaise Pascal. A new Translation,

and a Memoir of his Life. By the Impressions of the Heart, relative to the Rev. Edward Craig, 1. M. Oxon.

Nature and Excellence of genuine Re. Member of the Wernerian Society. ligion.

Baynes, 1825. The volume before us is divided into These “ Thoughts” have long been chapters. They are on Happiness familiar to the learned througbout on Redemption on the Invisible Europe, and will probably be cir. Work-on ihe Seal of the Living God culated with increasing zeal to the on Nature and Grace-on the Pro- end of the world. The translation apmises-on following the Lord-on pears to be very respectably done, from Faith-on the Deceitfulness of Riches the complete edition of Pascal's works, and a few other interesting topics. printed at Paris in 1819.

This small work contains what may The Memoir of this most extraordibe termed rather light reading, but it nary genius is drawn out to great is such as will well suit young people; length, and is highly interesting. He

was born at Clermont, in Auvergne, Death-Bed Scenes ; or, the Christian's June 19, 1623; and died at Paris Companion on entering the dark Valley. August 19, 1662, aged thirty-nine years By the Author of the Evangelical and two months. On examination, bis Rambler. 1825. * Westley. 7s. stomach and liver were found very mach diseased, and his intestines in a

The author of the Evangelical state of mortification. The translator

Rambler has performed an acceptable suspects that he was poisoned by the service to the living, by introducing Jesuits, whom he bad exposed, " who

them to the chambers of the dying. have always regarded poison among

We think the selection is creditable to the most legitimate modes of silencing

his judgment, and the occasional rean adversary."

flections are well adapted to assist the reader in the improvement of his own mind. The Introduction, extending

through fifty pages, is elegantly written, Lectures on Modern Socinianism, de- and contains much valuable matter.

livered in Duke's Alley Chapel, Bolton. Quotations are sometimes made largeBy Joseph Fox. 1824.

ly; in all such cases the authorities These ten Lectures contain an anti

: should be given. The author has dote for one of the most virulent poisons

placed the names in classes. “ The first to be found in the religious world.

class includes the death-bed scenes Modern Socinianism is not better-ra.

of those who departed in triumph:

the second, those who were calm : the ther, we should say-it is much worse than that wbich was propagated by

third those who were agitated by alter

nate fear and hope-deep depression Loelius and Faustus Socinus. . The first Lecture is introductory,

and elevated joy: the fourth, those

who died suddenly, or under some peand gives a general view of Socinianism. In the second he maintains that

culiar circumstances, impressions, or it is diametrically opposed to nearly all

feelings; and the fifth, the sayings of the essential doctrines of the Bible.

some of the eminently wise and good, He shews, in the third, that it is inde

when in the immediate prospect of fensible on the principles of right rea

their dissolution." son, and chargeable with gross absur

The publication is neatly got up dities. In the fourth he exbibits its

we cannot but wish, however, that the resemblance to infidelity. The fifth

author may soon be encouraged to undertakes to prove that it is unpro. print a cheaper edition for those poor ductive of evangelical holiness. In the

the pious people, who take in some evansixth the writer boldly maintains that gelical Magazine, and always read first its devotions are not Christian worship.

ibe Obituary. The seventh expatiates at large on the évil and danger attending it. In the eighth he shews that the public abet.

Joseph Maylin; or the singular Case of

Divine Providence over an orphan tors of it are subverters of the gospel

Boy. A true Narrative. Edited by of Christ, and not entitled to the appel

William Innes; with an Appendix. lation of Christian ministers. The

Nisbet and F. Westley, London. ninth explains the subordination of Christ to his Father. And the tenth

18mo. Pp. 107. closes the discussion with a display of This is “no fiction." The pious Christ's universal dominion.

character of Mr. Maylin, who related The style is clear and forcible, and his wonderful history on bis return from we are much gratified in observing, India in 1807, and the fidelity of the that the author bas treated his oppo- late Dr. Ryland, who, at the request of nents with great candour. In a well- Mr. Innes, wrote it out during his last written preface, he refers very respect- illness, put ont of doubt the truth of fully to the larger works of the late the narrative. If any additional evi. Mr. Fuller, Dr. Magee, Dr. Pye Smith, dence be required, the writer of this Dr. Wardlaw, and the Rev. Edward had the gratification of hearing the Nares, on the Unitarian Version o Ithic same relation at the period referred to, New Testament

from Mr. Maylin in London, and was so much impressed with it as to have

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written all he could recollect; which the late Rev. Edmund Butcher, of Memoranda he now has among his Sidmouth, Devonshire. Pp.

76, papers, agreeing perfectly with Dr. Holdsworth. Ryland's relation.

This little work records, ip humble Mr. Maylin, who realized a considerable fortune, as

a merchant, at rhyme, the names and dates of all the Cawnpore, was born at Hoddesdon, in monarchs who have occupied the BriHertfordshire, and at an early age was

tish throne, from William the Conleft an orphan. To avoid being ap- queror to the reigning Sovereigo. prenticed to a hutcher, he ran away wood engraving, which to our cbil

Every name is accompanied with and got on board an East Indiaman in the river. His adventures while at dren will not be a trifling recommen

dation. sea are full of remarkable incidents, and the circumstance which led bim to Cawnpore no less so. While the

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. account which led to his conversion, by hearing the late Rev. David Brown, and the Rev. Dr. Carey, at Calcutta,

Just Published. exemplifies the remark, that “ God

Sacred Harmonies; composed and arleads the blind by a way that they ranged for three and four Voices, with an know not,” when he bas purposed to Accompaniment for the Piano-forte, or make them acquainted with the grace Organ, by T. Edwards. Price 12s. and mercy revealed in the gospel of A Sermon, occasioned by the Death of his Son. Mr. Maylin eventually set- the Rev. John Ryland, D.D. preached at tled in America, wbere he became the Baptist Meeting, Broadunead, Bristol, pastor of a Baptist church. Mr. Innes June 6, 1825; by Robert Hall, M. A. 8vo.

Price 28. says he died some time since, a circumstance of which we had not heard, Trade; being one of a Course of Lectures

A Discourse on the Moral Influence of and the report of wbich we suppose to

on Moral Infiuence; by Jacob Kirkman be without foundation.

Foster, of Rochdale. We were greatly struck in reading Pity the Negro; an Address to Chil. this Narrative, with the incidental re- dren on the Subject of Slavery. Price marks introduced by the judicious edi. One Penny, or Seven Shillings per tor. It has been said, persons of wealth Hundred. never chink their money. We have The Sunday School Story Book. By known some who have suddenly be- the Rev. B. H. Draper. In eight Parts, come rich, do so; but tbey were per

Price Two-pence each, with upwards of sons of weak and conceited minds. 60 Wood Engravings; or in one Volume, With Mr. Innes there is no attempt at

half-bound, Price Is. 6d. display; but what he has written proves Collection of Prayers for six Weeks. By

A Help to Family Devotion; being a him to be rich in materials for elegant the Rev. Joseph Jones, A.M. and practical illustration: they are The Antiquary's Portfolio, a Cabinet

words fitly spoken, like apples of Selection of Historical and Literary Cugold in caskets of silver."

riosities; hy J. S. Forsyth, Esq. The awful tales of the sufferings of The Infant's Primer, ornamented with the English in the black hole in Fort numerous Engravings. Price ThreeWilliam, Calcutta, in Junc, 1756; the pence. almost incredible relation of Captain James Wilson's sufferings, who after

In the Press. wards commanded the ship Duff to Otaheite; and several other singular

A New Edition of Howe's Discourse on and instructive anecdotes, make up the Redeemer's Dominion over the Invi. the Appendix. It is a very entertain sible World; to which is prefixed, a short jug and useful book: we thank Mr. Account of the Author, &c. Innes for baving compiled it.

Sermons, Expositions, and Addresses at the Holy Communion. By the late Rev. Alexander Waugh, A.M. Minister of the Scots' Church in Miles's-lane,

London: To which is prefixed, a short Chronology of the Kings of England, in Memoir of the Author. Octavo, Pp. "easy Rhyme, for young People. By 338, Price 108. 6d. Second Edition.

Wilson's' Scripture ' Manual, a Stereo- brought into View, described, and copi. type Edition,

ously illustrated by an Enumeration of its An Annual Work is announced under distinctive Qualities, and their Modificathe Title of JANUS. We are promised tions.-The Object of the Work is, to the first Volume before the Termination show that the Peculiarities of Character of this Year. The Prospectus states, observable in every Individual may be that the most distinguished Literary Men traced to some one or another of twelve in the Kingdom are engaged in the Un. Departments, and that he may have his dertaking. It will appear in one Volume, Place assigned him in a classified View of Post 8vo, and will consist of Tales, ori. the Diversities of human Nature. ginal and translated, occasional Essays, Essays and Sketches, designed to illus. popular Illustrations of History and An- trate the Mode of Education pursued in tiquities, serious and comic Sketches of Sunday Schools, and to remedy some of Life and Manners, &c. &c.

their most important Defects. By A. H. A Work, entitled, “ The CONTEST Davis, Author of the Teacher's Farewell, of the TWELVE NATIONS; or a Com- &c. 1 Vol. 18mo. parison of the different Bases of Human A Book of Martyrs for the Young. By Character and Talent,” one Volume, the Rev. Isaac Taylor ; illustrated with 8vo. This Work consists of Twelve upwards of 50 Engravings, from Designs Chapters, in each of which a different by Harvey, and engraved by Sears. Kind of Genius, or Turn of Mind, is

Jutelligence, &c.

Religious Liberty in Buenos Ayres. the consideration of the honourable re

presentatives. This act, which will com

plete the liberty of the citizens, will not The government of Buenos Ayres has be less glorious than that which solemnly formally recommended to the House of declared the independence of the reRepresentatives of that province, the es. public." tablishment of the liberty of divine wor. ship in the broadest and most unrestricted manner, by the adoption of the following simple but comprehensive law:

Papal Supremacy in Mexico. The right which every man has to rorship the Divinity agreeably to his oron We have received three recent numbers conscience, is inviolable in the territory of of the Gazetta Diaria of Mexico, (of July the province.”

23, 24, and 25,) through which there runs In the note accompanying their propo- a long and interesting article by a Dr. sition, the government adopt a language Mier, on the encyclic letter published by which must be highly gratifying to every His Holiness Pope Leo XII. on his at. friend of religious liberty. They say that taining the triple crown. The American the term toleration is too tame, and ought Doctor, though

a good Catholic, and therenot to be introduced into any law which fore disposed to pay all due obedience to shall be framed on the subject. “The the proper exercise of spiritual authority, province," say they, “would appear to professes himself an inveterate enemy of descend from the point of civilization the temporal Court of Rome, and a strewhich it has attained, if it were to estab- nuous antagonist of those haughty prelish a law of toleration, or to pretend to tensions by which it formerly disposed of grant a liberty, which the public authori- kingdoms and deposed kings. This enty was always obliged to protect; but cyclic epistie had been introduced into since the laws that formerly governed, Mexico by a species of ecclesiastical render necessary an act to abolish them fraud, and published without the permisand give a solemn guarantee to personssion of the sovereign power. The Doctor who may wish to live in our society, the shows, by a reference to the example of government has found no other way to do the Catholic states of Europe, that no it with dignity than by the proposed law, Pope's writ can lawfully

be promulgated which it has the honour to transmit

for in Mexico unless subscribed by the Pre. VOL. XVI.

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