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KEIL. Translated from the German Precious Things of Jesus ; in Poetry by ANDREW HARPER, B.D. T. and and Prose. By the late HENRIETTA T. Clarke, Edinburgh.
M. WARNER. Edited by C. R. H.: STUDENTS are placed under renewed
Shaw and Co. obligation to Messrs. Clarke by their A COLLECTION of very good things in theological issues of this year. Keil gives prose, and a quantity of rather feeble us three volumes on Kings, Chronicles. poetry. The whole book is sweet, very and Daniel ; and Hengstenberg fur sweet; but really there are too many nishes another upon the Kingdom of publications of this sort, all upon the God under the Old Testament. These same level of mediocrity, and all made four volumes can be had for one guinea. up of scraps and hints, and effusions, Our churches ought to subscribe regu about which nobody can say anything larly for such works as these, and so but that they are as good as gold and keep their ministers' libraries replen- | as heavy. Our friend, C. R. H., is ished. The set of one hundred and the best judge of the spiritual meat sixteen volumes of Clarke's series would which best suits his own circle of make a splendid present for a pastor, readers, and we always feel that his and would only cost £30 9s. We can productions are safe reading; we are, not say much for the spirituality of therefore, glad to see him sending some of the volumes, but they are all forth works which will be sure to be helpful in interpreting the Scriptures, acceptable to hundreds of believers, and enabling the student of the word to even though we prefer rather more subascertain what literary criticism has to stantial meat. say upon the text of the inspired volume. The“ Romance" of Peasant Life in the The Book-stall Boy of Batherton. By
West of England. By FRANCIS Edwin HODDER. Religious Tract
GEORGE HEATH. Cassell, Petter, Society.
and Galpin. MR. EDWIN HODDER has here killed | A LITTLE collection of facts of a very several birds with one stone, Knocking
sad nature, bearing upon the condition over caste prejudices, he at the same
of agricultural labourers in Somersettime teaches boys that life, to be life
shire. The writer always handles bis indeed, must have some higher object
theme temperately and fairly, and the tban self. A very good shilling's worth.
result is a plea for the oppressed
peasant, which to us is overwhelmingly The Orphan Sisters. Sunday School convincing. We hope things will soon Union.
be better; we blush to think they could We are pleased to see the Sunday ever have been so bad in any part of School Union so energetic in its pub Christian England. lishing department; it is issuing some
The Road to Destruction : an Allegory. really good and taking things. This
By a traveller for some years on the little book is one of their shilling Juve
broadway. Elliot Stock. nile Series, and would be a pretty present for a little girl.
The author of this extraordinary rig
marole has evidently been all abroad, The Boy's Watchword; or, The Story
and his allegory is, therefore, very farof the Old Back Room. By JENNIE
fetched. In his preface he calls himHARRISON. Shaw and Co.
self a fisherman, and discourses in so A delectable story, but made to look a pleasantly familiar a style, that we feel great deal larger than it is by being | sure he is a good-tempered well-meanleaded out, so as to contain very little ing personage,—but we think he had in a page. The mannerism displayed better drop all allegorical baits, and try in such words as soul-boat, boy-key, something a little more comprehensible, mother-face and so on, is to us un-En otherwise the whales and minnows glish, and sickening ; but for all that, a which he expresses a hope of catching good story it is, and it is sure to be will not be very likely to get into his popular with the young.
A Glimpse of the Great Secret Society. | The Misssionary World: being an En.
Wm. Macintosh, 24, Paternoster Row. cyclopædia of Information, Facts, The secret society intended is the Con Incidents, and Anecdotes, relating to fraternity of the Jesuits; and if such
Christian Missions. Elliot Stock. be a mere glimpse, what would a full Multum in parvo! Just the book for sight of it be? Of all the mysteries of our young brethren who are cutting iriquity to be laid bare when there is their oratorical teeth, and airing their nothing secret that shall not be made early eloquence, at juvenile missionary manifest," this must surely have the meetings. Here they will find a great pre-eminence. If so hateful to man, variety of matter, much of it quite new when so little known, what must it be to to the general public (especially to that Him that knoweth all things ? Wicked part of it which is not Wesleyan); and ness clothed in the garb of piety is
if they do not interest and influence the more infernal than human, and, there
youngsters, so much the worse for them. fore, its works are in the dark. “It The Encyclopædia ought to be placed hateth the light, neither cometh to the
in every Sabbath-school library at once, light, lest its deeds should be reproved.”
and used and re-used till it grows stale, It cannot, however, prevent the light,
which will not be just yet. Thanks to at all times, from coming to it. Here
Mr. Stock for producing a work so some rays pierce through the thick
likely to be useful in exciting sympathy darkness and give a glimpse of its deeds.
towards the Lord's work in heathen lands. This work is a hole dug in the wall to re
Puritan Theology. By Rev. G. Macveal “the wicked abominations that they do here." If anyone would know what
AULAY. In Two Volumes. Nisbet&Co. Jesuitism is and always has been ; if he
We have here not so much a statement would know what part it has taken in
as a defence of Puritan Theology, and the most tragical events in the history
this, we lament to say, is more need. of Europe ; if he would know how far
ful at the present time. The second the Fenian movements in the United volume consists of practical discourses, States and in Ireland, bow far the late
but the former, which is the larger and Ecumenical Council in Rome, and how
more vigorous of the two, is devoted to far the recent wars upon the Continent,
the refutation of the principal innova. have been influenced by it; if he would
tions of modern thought. Rationalism know what its purposes and operations is fully exhibited and discussed in its in this country are at the present time;
whole origin, progress, and results. The let him avail himself of this “Glimpse
writer takes the vantage ground of inof the Great Secret Society.” It is no
spired authority, and keeps it. Though rhetorical and impassioned tirade against
evidently able to contend with RationPapal aggression, but a clear and orderly
alists with their own weapons, and upon statement of facts, verified by accredited
their own level, he adheres to the testidocuments given in full detail. It is a
mony of the Scriptures; and maintains, üurning as well as a shining light.
that to fight against that, is to fight
against God. There is no middle Bible Words for Wine: an E.camination ground, he affirms, between Atheism
of Dr. Ritchie's" Scripture Testimony and Revelation. This is a position against Intoxicating Wine." By the which commands all the fortresses of Rev. W. Mackoy, Ballymena. Nisbet modern error, and cannot be reached and Co.
by them. Another position assumed is, Those who wish to form a truthful view that Rationalism fails to provide satisupon this subject should read this faction for a single want of man, while pamphlet, price ninepence. It is written the Old Gospel covers the whole area of by a teetotaller, and is, therefore, all the | his being, and supplies his whole need. more valuable as a corrective to teetotal | Here, too, he assails, and is unassailable. error upon the point discussed. When | We consider these treatises upon the men go the length of calling the cup of prevailing errors of the day, to be not the Lord the cup of devils, it is time only valuable in themselves, but as good that somebody should let a little daylight examples for all who are "set for the in upon them.
defence of the gospel."
The Beautiful Gleaner : a Hebrew | The Cottagers of Glenburnie : a Scottish
Pastoral Story: being familiar Ex- Tale. By ELIZABETH HAMILTON. positions of the Book of Ruth. By Edinburgh: Johnstone, Hunter, and the Rev. WILLIAM BRADEN. James Co.
Clarke and Co., 13, Fleet-street. GODLINESS, cleanliness, and domestic We are not among those who would economy are here beautifully comviolently spiritualise all Scriptural his mended in a pleasant story of their tory, but we are equally at variance with triumph over sin, dirt, and negligence. those who find only the morality of com
The work is adapted for great practical mon life in the sacred narratives. Could
service. Mr. Braden never once have mounted to Sunday Evenings ut Northcourt. By higher spiritual and evangelical consi GEORGE E. SARGENT. Religious derations while lecturing upon the Book I Tract Society. of Ruth? Is there no type in it? Has it
MATTER--excellent, but rather heavy. no voice to the regenerate spirit ? We complain not of what there is in his Expo
Get-up of the book-all that could be
desired. On the whole, a volume to be sition, though it has disappointed us, but
highly commended for Sunday-evening we do complain of what is not, but ought
reading; rich in gospel truth, holy to have been there. Mr. Braden is of opinion that Samuel wrote the
experience, and devout fervour. Book of Ruth in the early part of Scriptural Holiness. A Series of PaDavid's reign; but Samuel was dead pers by Revs. JOHN HARTLEY, JOHN long before Darid occupied the throne.
MOORE, and other Methodist MinisHe speaks rather cynically of certain
ters. A. Osborne, Farringdon-street; commentators, whom, upon the whole,
and G. J. Stevenson, Paternoster-row. we prefer to himself. In all probability | The beauty of holiness is so perfect those whom he censures did good in that none can extol it too highly, or their spheres, as we trust Mr. Braden enforce it too earnestly ; so far we are is doing in his own.
at one with the authors of the work The Feet of Jesus in Life, Death,
before us : but if they are really aimResurrection, and Glory. By Rev.
ing at the revival of the Wesley docP. B. Power, M. A. Hamilton,
trine of perfection, we, without desiring Adams, and Co.
to enter into controversy, must beg to
differ. To aim at complete deliverance The present season has not produced a
| from indwelling sin is our duty, and our more precious volume. It is deeply
| privilege ; to profess to have obtained spiritual and eminently practical, hand
it may be a gross error, and the cause ling themes dear to all sanctified minds,
of countless evils; but we forbear. and setting them forth in choice and attractive language. All Mr. Power's Scenes in Old London. Religious Tract writings have a peculiar charm about Society. them, and “The Feet of Jesus” is, per The story of the greatest of cities, conhaps, his masterpiece. The unction of cisely and attractively told. The inthe volume is not its only excellence, formation contained in this pretty little though it is, perhaps, the most remark book concerns every Englishman, and able one; but mental power is also mani. | more especially every Londoner. The fest, and thus a clear mind furnishes first geography and history children the sacrifice, and a fervent heart ap- should learn, should be descriptive of plies the holy flame.
| their own country and native place.
During the Pastor's absence abroad, the
thirty-five to be received into the church upon his return.
Mr. Spurgeon, through the extreme dampness of the weather, has suffered so much from rheumatic affections as to be unable to occupy his pulpit. He is recor. 1 be done and cleared out of the way in a ering, but is so weak and so susceptible of very short time, if half our many friends pain, that friends are entreated not to press will give us speedy assistance. him to preach for them for some months to We have a piece of ground in view upon come.
which to erect buildings suitable for a Mr. Groombridge, of our College, leaves College and rooms for classes, forour young us to be engaged in connection with the men and women and senior scholars of the China Inland Mission, which has been so Sabbath School. Compared with the size successfully superintended by Mr. Hudson of the congregation, we are badly off at Taylor.
the Tabernacle for class-rooms. We have Dessrs. Wigstone and Blamire, of our the people, but greatly need accommodaCollege, have gone to Madrid, to labour dation for them. The College rooms are for the Lord. May they prosper, and may dark, dreary, vaulty, and unsuitable ; and a missionary spirit arise in many more happy shall we be to reach the upper air. hearts !
Has not the Lord some steward who will Mr. Wilson, of our College, settles at feel it in his heart to help us through this Downham Market.
necessary labour ? We have some proviWe are glad to see that the church under sion towards the building, but shall need the care of our brother, Mr. George Shep some £5,000 more. pard, of Newtown, Sydney, is making Mr. Moore has removed from Glasgow progress, and has erected a new place of to Stockton-on-Tees. His Glasgow friends, worship. Equally gratified are we to find at a valedictory service, presented him with Mr. Sheppard and Mr. Hibbert aiding in a purse of sovereigns. the instruction of young men for the Aus The church in North Shields has pretralian ministry.
sented Mr. Pipe with a handsome testimoMr. Henry Morgan has arrived in Ade nial. We congratulate both pastor and laide, and has been heartily welcomed. people. Kind actions are naturally bene
Mr. Dyke, of Toronto, has celebrated a ficial. happy anniversary; may he be spared to We are glad to learn that the Baptist enjoy fifty more such.
Church at Newton Abbot, in connection Mr. Babington, late archbishop of the | with which Mr. W. C. Jones has laboured church in the arch, Wyndham Road, Cam- | with much success, has invited Mr. Field, berwell, has accepted a call to the church formerly of Exeter, to be his successor. in Eastbourne. The church there is worthy May the good work prosper. of the help of all who love the gospel." The New Baptist Chapel, Faversham,
Mr. Pegg, of Turk's Island, and now of Kent, pastor, Mr. A. Bax, late of the St. Domingo, has come to this country upon Tabernacle College, will (D.V.) be opened a visit. Brother Jacob Forth is labouring at on Thursday, January 2nd, 1873, when Mr. Perth, Ontario; and Mr. Lennie at Smith's W. G. Lewis, of Bayswater, London, will Falls, which is a few miles away. Thus preach in the afternoon and evening. On our beloved brethren are spreading inevery Sunday, January 5th, two sermons will be direction, and we earnestly pray that in delivered by Mr. C. Kirtland, Secretary to every place they may be a sacred salt, pre the Home and Irish Mission. On Thursday, serving the truth of God.
January 9th, Dr. Landels, of Regent's At once to complete the Orphanage Park, London, will preach both afternoon buildings, so that they may hold two hun
and evening. dred and fifty boys, and to erect a suitable Baptisms at the Metropol
Metropolitan Tabernacle schoolroom for the junior children, is the by Mr. J. A. Spurgeon :-November 21, object which lies first before us. This will | thirteen ; 25, fifteen; 28, twenty-two.
Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle.
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