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Gleaner and Sower : Lessons of Truth | Notes on the Book of Genesis. By THEOfor Home and School. For thirteen DORE Preston, M.A. John Deighton, weeks. Houlston & Sons.

Cambridge. Very good lessons in the great truths A BOOK which we have used occasionally of Christianity. The writer does not for some years. There are now more flinch from teaching the distinguishing modern ones, giving the recent results doctrines of grace to young people, and of matured criticism on the Hebrew text therein we honour him. Children need of Genesis. It is, however, quite worth a all the gospel, and it ought to be taught place on the shelf of a student comto them. We have no right to teach mencing the study of the Hebrew one gospel to adults and another to

tongue. juveniles. Why is such a book printed on such rubbishing material? We dare Introduction to the Apostolic Epistles. not call it paper. The stuff must surely By a Bishop's CHAPLAIN. Deighton have been bought of a grocer who found and Co., Cambridge. it too poor to be used for doing up his tea, and therefore disposed

of it at half Our readers will be able to peruse this book with composure.

A Bishop's price. It is a pity.

CHAPlain, is a man, after all, and if we Foolish Dick : An Autobiography of may judge from this work, avery ordinary

Richard Hampton, the Cornish Pii- mortal, a thought humdrum if anything. grim Preacher. By By S. W. Chris- We are not aware what the duties of a

Haughton & Co., 10, chaplain may be towards his bishop. Paternoster Row.

Does he do the praying, after the Our first article is the best review we

manner which Sidney Smith felt to be so can give of this singular book, which is dignified, when the chaplain came in, quite a little curiosity in its way.

said grace at dinner, and walked out,

leaving the others, including the bishop, The People's Encyclopedia: a Compen- to eat it. A Bishop's chaplain must

dium of Universal Information, with surely be as a seraph appointed to wait the Pronunciation of Every Term and upon one of the cherubim; our imagiProper Name. By L. Colange, LL.D. nation fails to realise a being so heavenly. London: The Encyclopedia Publish- We picture to ourselves a most reverend ing Company

ecclesiastic in glossy black cloth and An inquisitive reader asks us if we read immaculate white linen, seated, pen in all the books which we review, quite hand (a long goose quill), with wisdom through. Now in this instance we can serenely looking forth from his goldnot be imagined to have done so, for rimmed glasses. Note after note is the matter of a dictionary may be very written in faultless letters in his elegant interesting, but one easily loses the commonplace book, and now for the thread of the subject; but we have help and good of others we have this tried words of different characters, from volume in print. For what we all points of the compass of know- receive may the Lord make us truly ledge, and have found valuable con- thankful. We opened the volume with densed information under every head; becoming awe. Scholarly it is, as bewe tried Nematoids and Spiritual- comes its origin, and, perhaps, as port ists, Sauerkraut and Templars, Neo- wine is best when old and dry, the logy and Glanders, and this we thought excellence of this book may be found quite range enough. Plain people who in that direction, and it may be eswant in one volume all the uncommon teemed by some accordingly.

We words of the language, and a little have respectfully laid it to sleep on our information upon almost every subject, shelf, and nobody will be the better or had better invest a guinea in this cyclo- the worse for its harmless proprieties. pedia. It is not perfect, for we could We shall consult it when we need to not find Plymouth Brethren or Christ- know what a dignitary of the Church of adelphians: perhaps the compilers had England thinks of the Articles and never heard of these worthies, and we creeds of his church, as they used to be sincerely wish we never had.

believed by honest churchmen.

now

A Commentary on the Gospel according Blackie's Series of Little Books by John

to Mark. By James Morison, D.D. Bunyan. Blackie and Sons, PaterHamilton, Adams, & Co.

noster Buildings. RESERVING judgment upon disputed This is a true Bunyan Library, and doctrinal questions, we are happy to will enable those who wish to read call the attention of our learned minis- Bunyan in little handy books, and to terial readers to this painstaking and give them away without the expense of exhaustive work. No student can well a huge volume, to accomplish their do without it. It is a marvellous dis- desire. We need not praise the honest play of learning and labour. It is a tinker and heavenly dreamer,—that were hopeful sign of the times that there is a to enamel the lily. Eighteenpence will market for such massive expositions ; furnish a reader with “Come and Wel. we are thankful to Dr. Morison for his come,” “ The Pharisee and the Publiaddition to the works we prize beyond can," “ The Strait Gate," or "The all others, viz., comments upon the Water of Life," or some other work Word of God.

from honest John's ready and racy pen.

Notes.

The funds of the Orphanage will speedily used to work straightforwardly, but the need replenishing. The enlargement and modern ones act on a swivel most unbuilding of the junior schoolroom are going accountably. In the day when the Lord on at this time. Boys will eat, and their calls all his servants to account, there are clothes will go into holes, hence we need some of his professed servants who will the continued generosity of our friends. need to be very scientific arithmeticians All has been well with us hitherto, and it to make their reckonings square with will be so to the end.

simple truth. The College vacation will soon end, and We wish our Episcopal friends all sucthe men will reassemble for study; we cess in keeping the Confessional out of therefore ask the prayers of friends that their churches, but we are not at all santhe Spirit of God may rest upon all the guine of their success. The Church is brethren, and that they may become able semi-popish, and only demi-semi Protesministers of the New Testament. The tant. Why do not the gracious men Swiss Times has discovered that Mr. come out in a body, and clear their conSpurgeon owes the freshness of his minis- sciences of all complicity with Romanism? try to the fine thoughts which he gleans This is the only remedy: Government from his eloquent body of students. We will not help them, bishops dare not, wonder what next! Men will say any- public meetings cannot. Who would be thing sooner than give glory to God. free himself must strike the blow. An They know not the meaning of that sweet Episcopal church, cleared of error, and line, “ All my fresh springs are in thee.” willing to take up a Christian position

We are not responsible for other people, towards all other churches would be a and cannot undertake to be censor in blessing indeed. The present synagogue general to the church of God, but we of error, arrogant, and self-exalting, is the quite agree with several of our correspon. reverse. dents in the opinion that the practising We are glad to hear that Satan is angry of Pædo-baptism, and the immersion of at the work of our brother, Mr. Wilson of believers by the same person, shows either Downham Market;

we hope that his a failure of understanding or a lack of preaching may more and more grieve the principle. It is clear with half an eye ungodly and comfort the saints. that one or other of these ceremonies must Owing to frequent indisposition we have be wrong; there cannot be two baptisms not this month collected any information any more than two burials of the dead.

upon the churches, but as this is generally We can believe in the conscientiousness of to be found in the denominational papers, either the Baptist or the Pædo-baptist, we do not think it will be much loss to our but a combination of the two is neither readers. fish, flesh, fowl, nor good red herring. Baptisms at Metropolitan Tabernacle by We have long ago given up understanding Mr. J. A. Spurgeon :-June 30th, sevenmen's conscience. The old-fashioned sort teen,

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0 3 0 A Member of the Church of England 5 0 Annual Subscriptions:Moniaiye 0 10 0 Mr. W. Still...

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0 5 0 Mrs. Thompson 1 0 0 Mr. Benson

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Na swampy part of the New Forest, in Hampshire, we met

with a plant which was quite new to us. To our unlearned eyes it looked like a lichen or a small red cactus, and yet it almost as much resembled a zoophyte ; we did

not know what to make of it, it was so old-world and weird-like. An abundance of red glandular hairs covered each leaf, and upon its surface glistened sparkling dew drops. To gather specimens and send them home by post in a box was a process suggested and carried out by a friend; our samples, however, did not endure the transit, and so we have not since seen our floral novelty. Upon making enquiry, the plant turns out to be the SUNDEw, or as the learned call it Drósera, from the Greek word drosys, dew. The olden writers call it Ros-solis, which is but the Latin of its English name. From Anna Pratt's most interesting work entitled, “ The flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain,” we have gathered several facts which may not unfitly be wovon into parables, and made to illustrate truth.

Sundew is the tempting name of this plant, and what would seem more safe, attractive, and proper for an insect to light upon ? Surely it might wisely sip the crystal drop and fly away refreshed : but "things are not what they seem," and there are lovely names which cover deadly evils. The gauzy-winged insect alights, drinks of the shining drops, and becomes henceforth a captive.

“For when there's moisture in the brake,

The clammy sundew's glistening glands
'Mid carmine foliage boldly make
Slaves of invading insect bands."

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