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leave this wicked world. Come and take mother too, and make her fit to die. Amen.' The tears trickled down the mother's cheeks as the child, turning round, said, Tell the man to bring me a larger coffin, and tell teacher next Sunday that I am gone to heaven along with Sally.' In the night she was taken ill, and on the following day died, singing :
16. I love Jesus, Hallelujah!
Jesus smiles and loves me too.' “ From the day of the child's death the mother became an altered character; she gave up drinking and swearing, and now she rejoices in her Saviour. Reader, art thou a Christian ? and if thou art, canst thou not do something for thy Lord? Will he not stretch out his arm to nerve thine, if thou art willing to serve him ?”
Biblical Commentary on the Psalms. | artillery, and we hope to see it fired off
By FRANZ DELITZSCH, D.D., Pro- with much effect by many of our gallant fessor of Old and New Testament soldiers. The number of authorities
Exegesis, Leipsic. T. & T. Clarke. quoted, and the extent of reading disWe hasten to announce the issue of this played is prodigious. It is an exhaustive learned exposition. We cannot just work, and must have taxed the author's now give a lengthened notice. We do time and patience in a way that a sense not look into these two volumes for of duty could alone have enabled him spiritual savour, but for scholarly to sustain. All the trouble and pains, criticism, and we are not disappointed. however, will yield ample return in the No one who wishes to study the original treasure of quotations and arguments text can afford to neglect Delitzsch. brought under the hand of readers A Suggestive Commentary on the Epistle them will be the harvest so patiently
anxious to be guided in the matter. To to the Romans; with Critical and Homiletical Notes. By Rev. THOMAS
sown by the writer. It is by far the Robinson. Dickinson, Farringdon St. the standard work on the subject for
most able book we know, and will be Tuis is another volume of the Van Doren series, and like its predecessors
years to come.-B. will prove of great value to men with Sermons and Lectures. By the late small libraries, since it gives them the WILLIAM M'COMBIE. Edinburgh : cream of all the great expositors in a T. & T. Clarke. small compass. We hail the multiplica
A SERIES of very thoughtful discourses signs of the times.
and addresses by a member of the Bap
tist Church, John Street, Aberdeen. In Subjects of Baptism. By R. INGHAM. some points the theology is not our own,
E. Stock, 62, Paternoster Row. but the tone is good ; and the congreA SECOND volume of the Handbook on gation, which in the absence of a regular Christian Baptism, and worthy of the minister was able to secure so efficient former, which we heartily commended a supply was fortunate indeed. As some time ago. Mr. Ingham has a keen editor of the Aberdeen Free Press, the eye for every point in this question of author wielded a vigorous pen; and obedience to our Lord's command, as as a lecturer he was esteemed for sober opposed to the traditions of men; and thought and breadth of ideas. Would when the coming time shall have arrived, that we had in all our churches many this book will play no small part in help- men of like power to help in a departing on that inevitable spread of our ment of Christian work which needs views which an awakened church will more and more the attention of the surely exhibit. This is a huge piece of church.-B.
The Problem of Evil. By ERNEST | The Jewish Temple and the Christian
NAVILLE. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clarke. Church. By R. W. DALE, M.A. Seven lectures, delivered at Lausanne,
Hodder & Stoughton, 27, Paternoster
Row. and also at Geneva, before very large audiences. The author has earned a A SECOND edition of a very able book. name throughout the Continent as an
Both the author and his work are eloquent expositor of philosophy in known to many of our readers, and to be popular forms. We hardly expected to known in their case is to be esteemed. find any solution to this much perplexed We have perused this series of sermons problem, and we are not disappointed. on the Epistle to the Hebrews with So far as we can gather of the author's much interest: designed not for schomeaning through the translation under lars, but for ordinary readers, they review, he confounds the occasion with nevertheless furnish evidence of much the cause, and thinks that evil arose biblical knowledge, and will serve as a because it was possible to man, and commentary upon an epistle full. of
made the possible actual by types and Jewish symbols. not resisting it long enough to make Martin the Weaver; or, the Power of it impossible. One paragraph will suf- Gold. From the French By Mrs. fice to present the theory, which is cer- C. OVEREND. Edinburgh: William tainly as unphilosophical a one as Oliphant & Co. could well conceive :-“ Setting out from A Silesian narrative, admirably illusa state in which Evil was simply possible, trating the power of gold to harden the that is to say, of innocence, it had by heart. The poor weaver is indignant at the effort of a free creature resisting the harshness of his employer, and yet this possible Evil, to put an end to the when he himself becomes a master, he possibility itself
, in order to arrive at practises precisely the same oppression. the state of perfection, or of holiness, on the very workmen who were once his a state which derives its character from comrades in toil. the fact that liberty has devoted itself to Good; such was to be the develop
Quiet Hours. By John PULSFORD. ment of 'virtue. If the will does every
Hamilton, Adams, & Co. moment what it ought, it obtains at last This volume comprises in one the two a decisive victory over the possibility of series heretofore known under the same Evil. Evil has not appeared, without title. We welcome an old friend again, ever having been destroyed, it has be- with whom we have had quiet hours come impossible, because it has never before, followed by thoughtful ones as actually existed.” Rubbish !-B. the result. Few books stir
gest more fresh ideas than the one we The Pearl of Story Books. T. Nelson & now pass under review. If you disSons, Paternoster Row.
agree with the author, you are helped SELECTIONS from the Bible, arranged in
to some fresh light, though it may be in order and in the language of Scripture : by the writer. It is a treat to pass a
an opposite direction to that intended such is this book ; and if it had been quiet hour with this book, and we adproperly labelled, we should have rejoiced to see it; but the title is apt to have had their senses exercised to dis
vise our more advanced readers, who : mislead, and we should scarcely like to disappoint a young friend by giving it the earliest opportunity.-B.
cern between good and evil, to try it at to him. We deem a Bible to be one of the most interesting books for
Eternal Life set forth : being a complete : people, and, as such, would gladly see
Series of the Christian Mission Tracts. one in the possession of all; and we Edinburgh: Johnston & Co. Lonhave no objection to give it the title at
don: Partridge. the head of our notice; but to cull por- One of the best series of little tracts we tions, and claim for that selection so have ever come across; they have our pre-eminent a name, is not, in our judg- hearty commendation. They ought to ment, a wise or straightforward thing. be scattered “thick as leaves in Val-B.
The Temperance Manual. By: Rev. best of their class. Ilis sermon to
because very few could hear more WE suppose abstaining friends will con
than a word here and there ; but sider this to be a forcible, temperate, with an ordinary-sized audience he is and convincing production. We do not powerful; and in a book he is, as agree with them. In the most vehement Dr. Fletcher once was, the prince of denunciation of drunkenness we are
preachers to the young. ready earnestly to unite; but we cannot agree to condemn estimable and John Wesley: his Life and his Works. holy men by asserting that all who By the Rev. MATTHEW LEFEVRE. use alcoholic beverages are aiding in in- Wesleyan Conference Office, 66, Pacreasing the wickedness, augmenting the ternoster Row. guilt, and perpetuating the wretched. This life, in the French language, gained mress of their fellow men." Such a the prize offered by the French Concensure would have included in its ference of Wesleyan Methodists for a sweep one whom we cal? “ Master and biography of the great founder of MethoLord."
dism divine. In its English form it is Three Score and Ten; a Memorial of very readable, and will secure a large the late Albert Barnes. Hamilton, sale. John Wesley is in a fair way of Adams & Co.
having his life-story widely known. So Way not give the good man a well-much the better. Where could we find
his equal ? carved monumental stone ? This is only a cairn—a heap of stones thrown The Evangelist's Ilymn Book. Price 3d. together any how. Here is first a Yapp & Hawkins, Welbeck Street. sketch-a mere sketch of Barnes's cha
“ And still they come.” Hymn books racter, by his friend Dr. March; then big and hymn books little, hymn books follow eighty-five pages of sermon, by for the Church, and hymn books for the departed himself; and then an ac- Dissent-have we not yet enough? count of his funeral and the transactions
The Evangelist's Hymn Book” is a by which his congregation and session very excellent, cheap, and useful colexpressed their esteem.
We submit, lection. that although all this is very well, it is not up to the mark as a memorial of the The Great Social Evil: ils Causes, world-renowned commentator.
Extent, Results, and Remedies. By
WILLIAM LOGAN. Hodder and Things New and Old, relative to Life; Stoughton. being Sermons on Different Subjects. A CHAMBER of horrors: a collection of
By T. H. Hodder & Stoughton. terrible facts and utterances upon a These are not at all commonplace dis- | hideous subject. We confess we do not courses, but are evidently the produc- see the particular good of such a book, tions of a thoughtful and independent or of our noticing it; it looks rather mind; yet we do not think them adapted like plucking the fruit of the tree of for very wide usefulness, for we do not knowledge of good and evil. Perhaps, discern in them the unction which en- however, here and there a labourer in dears gospel ministry. The author is the field of reformation may be stimuevidently a man of great ability; we lated by seeing how dreadful is the evil should like to meet with him when with which he is called to struggle. nearer to the cross.
The School Board Guide and Teacher's Rills from the Fountain of Life; or, Manual : containing the Elementary
Sermons to Children. By Rev. R. Education Act, 1870; the New Code,
Newton, D.D. Partridge & Co. 1871; 8c. By THOMAS PRESTON. Dr. Newton is quite another person
Hamilton, Adams, & Co. from the pretender to healing powers, A VERY useful two shillings' worth, exwho shocked us all so much last year. ceedingly handy for those who take a This Dr. Newton has a special gift with practical part in the working of the New children, and his books are among the Act.
Dr. Cornwell's Spelling for Begin- | is a wild waste of deluge, covered with ners, and Poetry for Beginners, both to be loathsomeness, hidden by a darkness had of Simpkin & Marshall, are capital which may be felt. We hope that school-books. The poetry consists of Messrs. Clarke will be well repaid for pieces fitted for children's reading, and the service they have done the church in the spelling-book words which have in disinterring the fossils of those former the same vowel are formed into groups, times, which certainly were not better with an obviously instructive design. than those in which we now live.-B. If boys and girls do not learn rapidly Memoir of Isabella Macfarlane, of from such excellent books we would
Strathbraan. By the Rev. D. Shaw, not give a pin for them.
Free Church Minister, of Laggan, Life's True Beatitude; or, Who is Wise?
Dumfriesshire. Edinburgh: John e Poem. By the Rev. J. C. Bass.
Maclaren. Wesleyan Book Room, 66, Pater- The memorial of a true daughter of The noster Row.
Great King. The Highlands of ScotHoly sentiments expressed in verse.
land possess within their glens and The printer, publisher, and binder have straths jewels very precious to the Lord done their part remarkably well. Our of angels, and Isabella Macfarlane was copy is fit to present to a nobleman. one of them. A deep, experimental The Creation, and other Original Poems. nently practical and zealous. It was
godliness was hers, and yet it was emiSacred and Secular. By EBENEZER
meet that some record of such a woman BURR. J. Snow & Co.
should be preserved. As these poems were published by subscription, and among the subscribers | Granny's Groans. Price 6d. Jarrold
and Sons. we observe the names of Thomas Binney, Charles Reed, and others, whose We have a good deal of sympathy with judgment stands for much, it'is not Granny; he groans well, and we hope needful for us to venture upon a criti- he will groan again. We suppose he cism. The pieces are marked by a meant to be a female Granny, but the reverent treatment of things sacred, and fact of his being the male bird peeps a cheerful handling of things secular. out in a place or two very amusingly. The versification is pleasing, and the The groans groan at the modern fashion author's aim
is to do good. Some of the of spoiling boys and girls, and at the hymns are of such quality, that we could Braddonizing of our young women. have wished for more, while certain Herein is enough to make any man or trifling rhymes might well have been woman groan, whether granny or not. omitted.
T'itle-deeds of the Church of England to Anti- Nicene Library. Volumes XIX.
her Parochial Endowments. By Edand XX. Edinburgh: T. & T. WARD MALL, M.P. Second Edition. Clarke.
Elliot Stock. Two more volumes of this well got up We hope that all our more intelligent and admirable series. We question if Nonconformist brethren will master the any shelf in our library has balf the contents of this important work, whose rubbish upon it that could be hunted up re-issue is most opportune. We have a in the works of these venerated Fathers. severe struggle before us, which we We have conscientiously read the books must face like men, and it well becomes as they have appeared, and we bless us to be fully armed for the fray. To God that if they were not valuable for be well acquainted with all the bearings their age, they would be worthless for of the great question of ecclesiastical any practical purpose now. As it is, they endowments will be one of the best are a capital fence to keep men shut up preparations for the controversy. Mr. to the Scriptures for a rule of faith. If Miall is so singularly cool and judicious, we are prepared to leave the Bible and both as a speaker and writer, that he is take tradition as our guide we can always to be relied on, and the informaclearly see from this series that there is tion which he gives may be used with no rest for the sole of our foot; for all I confidence.
Memorandar. To all enquiring friends we heg to say that , printed sermon, the love of the congregation we hope we are really better, though still very was shown by the spontaneous offering of feeble. We have taken one service of each £130. There was no collection. It was a Sabbath in the past month. Though loving, free-will gift to the College. Such greatly pressed to rest, to travel, to take a actions prove the affection of our ever genervoyage to Australia, to go to a Hydro- ous people. pathic Institution, to make a trip to We hope to make a decided step very soon America, to visit Switzerland, to stay in towards erecting a chapel for Streatham. Scotland, to try Buxton, Bournemouth, We only wait for a site, and hope to find Scarborough, etc., etc., we feel it our duty that very soon. to begin work gently and prudently, little The friends at Angel Town, Brixton, with by little, but still to begin. Thanks, there- Mr. Kew, are, we hear, puttivg up an iron fore, very hearty thanks, but we must de chapel near Loughborough Road Station. cline anything but duty just now.
We undertook. on behalf of the London A beloved friend, who desires to be un- Baptist Association, to carry out the erecknown, has sent £500 towards our Collegetion of a chapel in the Wandsworth Road. Buildings, to celebrate the publication of Our illness has delayed the work, but as Sermon, No. 1,000. A thousand blessings soon as we can obtain the land we hope to rest on that generous heart! Our esteemed see the builders at work. The Association brother, Mr. Ness, who is we fear very ill, finds £1,000, and we should like to spend also sends £10 for the same reason and ob- £2,000, in order that there may be no debt. ject ; and another kind friend sends his We are thankful that we have already reguinea, with the proposal that a thousand ceived some help. Our dear dying brother readers of the Sermons should do the same. and deacon, Mr. Cook, has sent £5: Mrs. Again, thanks to all. We need College Kelsall, of Rochdale, £50; and we have a Buildings, because the rooms under the few small sums. We will not say that this Tabernacle are very dark, being more and is but a small part of the whole, but that more surrounded by other erections, which it is a first instalment. Our crowded city dircinish the light. We have to burn gas needs hundreds of earnest preachers, and nearly all the year round, all day long, and there must have houses to preach in. this renders the rooms unhealthy. Besides, The walls of a new chapel in Cornwall all our classes and other meetings increase, Road, Brixton, for the use of our friend Mr. and ought to increase, but our space is Asquith, are rapidly rising. The princely limited. We feel we are not about to enter liberality of a brother in Christ carries out un a needless but absolutely necessary work, this good work. The Lord reward him. and we look up for help.
The recognition of Mr. George Knight, The first boy who has left the Orphanage from the Pastors' College, as pastor of the to be settled in life, set out for Redditch Baptist Church at Lowestoft, has recently July 25th. May he turn out well, and be been held under very favourable circumthe pioneer of many more.
We shall in a stances. On Sunday, July 9th, two serfew months need more openings for the mons wer• preached by Mr. G. Rogers. lads. We thank the Christian sister who On the following Tuesday, after a public remembered us in this first case,
Tea - meeting, in the School-room, Mr. The Orphanage boys had a grand excur. Rogers presided at a public Service in the sion to the farm of our friend, Mr. Priest, chapel. Mr. J. Sage offered prayer; Mr. at Lower Morden. A kind friend took J. B. Blackmore, à retired pastor of the them all in his vans. Mr. Tebbutt, and church, stated the circumstances which had other kind friends at Melton Mowbray, sent led to the invitation of Mr. Knight to the 180 pork pies, of half a pound each, for the pastorate. Mr. Knight then gave an acboys' dinner, and many others sent other count of his conversion to God, his call to stores. The President was able to look on the ministry, bis reasons for accepting the for an hour, and see the dear lads at their call from that church, and his views of the sports. A band of parish boys, from the fundamental doctrines of the gospel. The Lambeth Industrial School. enjoyed the day ordination prayer was offered by Mr. C. with the orphans, and discoursed sweet Daniel, of Somnerleyton. The charge to the music at intervals. All expenses were met pastor was given by Mr. Rogers; and a from extra giftz.
charge to the church by Mr. J. Vincent, of The Orphanage funds will soon need re- Yarınouth. Mr. Welton, of Thetford, plenisbing. On the Sabbath upon which and Mr. Swindell, of Lowestoft, also took C. H. Spurgeon preached his thousandth 1 part in the service. The attendance was