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“I never wanted articles on religious subjects half so much as articles on common subjects, written with a decidedly Christian tone."-Dr. ARNOLD.

The Committee of the ReligiouS TRACT SOCIETY have resolved to publish a volume every month, adapted to the new development and growing intelligence of the times. This series, with the exception of a few reprints, will be ORIGINAL; from the pens of authors of ability in their respective departments in literature and science :-SCRIPTURAL; in the principles in which they are written :-POPULAR; in their style; so that instead of being limited to one class of the community, they may be generally acceptable:-PORTABLE; that they may serve as “hand-books" abroad and at home:-and ECONOMICAL; the twelve volumes of a year costing less than three half-pence per week. Thus while the MONTHLY SERIES will be fully adapted to the educated FAMILIES of our land, to Day and SUNDAY SCHOOLS, and to the LIBRARIES of mechanics and others, they will supply interesting and valuable reading to a large number of the people, who can only spare time enough for the perusal of a small volume, and whose means will not allow of a more costly purchase.

1. THE LIFE OF JULIUS CÆSAR. 2. GLIMPSES OF THE DARK AGES. 3. WILD FLOWERS OF THE YEAR. 4. JAMAICA, ENSLAVED AND FREE. 5. OUR SONG BIRDS. By W. MARTIN, Esq. 6. SOLAR SYSTEM. Part I. By Dr. Dick. 7. THE TASK AND OTHER POEMS. By Wm. CowPER, Esq. 8. SKETCHES OF THE WALDENSES. 9. SOLAR SYSTEM. Part II. By Dr. Dick.

10. LIFE OF LUTHER. 11. BLIGHTS of the WHEAT. By the Rev. E. SIDNEY, M.A. 12. ANCIENT JERUSALEM. By Dr. Kitto. 13. PHILOSOPHY OF THE PLAN OF SALVATION. 14. MAN, IN HIS PHYSICAL, INTELLECTUAL, SOCIAL,

AND MORAL RELATIONS. By W. NEWNHAM, Esq. 15. MODERN JERUSALEM. By Dr. Kitto. 16. LIFE OF CYRUS. 17. GARDEN FLOWERS OF THE YEAR. 18. DAWN OF MODERN CIVILIZATION. 19. LIFE OF LADY RUSSELL. 20. OUR DOMESTIC FOWLS. By W. Martin, Esq. 21. TRUTH, AND OTHER POEMS. By Wm. CowPER, Esq. 22. LIFE OF MOHAMMED. 23. SKETCHES OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. 24. THE CAVES OF THE EARTH. 25. EMINENT MEDICAL MEN. 26. LIFE OF MARTIN BOOS. 27. SELF-IMPROVEMENT. 28. COMPARISONS OF STRUCTURE IN ANIMALS. By W.

MARTIN, Esq. 29. PROTESTANTISM IN FRANCE. Part I. 30. MAGIC, PRETENDED MIRACLES, etc. 31. THE ATMOSPHERE AND ITS PHENOMENA. By Dr. Dick. 32. SCHOOLS OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY. 33. THE LIFE OF CRANMER. 34. THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF LANGUAGE. 35. OUR ENGLISH BIBLE. 36. THE TAHTAR TRIBES. By Dr. Kitto. 37. LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. 38. PROTESTANTISM IN FRANCE. Part II. 39. THE ARCTIC REGIONS By CAPTAIN SCORESBY. 40. THE COURT OF PERSIA. By Dr. Kitto. 41. THE NORTHERN WHALE - FISHERY. By CAPTAIN

SCCRESBY. 42. THE CRUSADES. 43. LIFE OF JOHN KASPAR LAVATER. 44. LIFE'S LAST HOURS; or, THE FINAL TESTIMONY. 45. THE PEOPLE OF PERSIA. By Dr. Kitto. * 46. LIFE OF ALFRED THE GREAT. 47. PLANTS AND TREES OF SCRIPTURE.

48. CHARACTERS, SCENES, AND INCIDENTS OF THE

REFORMATION. Part I. 49. BRITISH FISH AND FISHERIES. By W. Martin, Esq. 50. CHARACTERS, ETC., OF THE REFORMATION. Part II. 51. THE SENSES AND THE MIND. 52. THE GEOGRAPHY OF PLANTS. 53. LIVES OF EMINENT ANGLO-SAXONS. Part I. 54. LIFE AND TIMES OF LEO X. 55. THE JORDAN AND THE DEAD SEA. 56. GOOD HEALTH. 57. IONA. 58. LIVES OF EMINENT ANGLO-SAXONS. Part II. 59. ANCIENT EGYPT. 60. LONDON IN THE OLDEN TIME. 61. IDUMÆA: WITH A SURVEY OF ARABIA AND THE ARABIANS. 62. BABYLON AND THE BANKS OF THE EUPHRATES. 63. NINEVEH AND THE TIGRIS. 64. LIVES OF THE POPES. Part I. 65. LONDON IN MODERN TIMES. 66. MINES AND MINING.

Other Volumes are in course of preparation.

Of the foregoing Series the following DOUBLE VOLUMES are formed, with engraved Frontispiece, ls. 6d. each, cloth boards.

CowPER'S Task, TRUTH, AND OTHER POEMs.
DR. Kitro's ANCIENT AND MODERN JERUSALEM.
DR. Dick's SOLAR SYSTEM.
THE GARDEN AND WILD FLOWERS OF THE YEAR.
DARK AGES AND DAWN OF MODERN CIVILIZATION.
OUR DOMESTIC FOWLS AND SONG BIRDS.
The French REVOLUTION AND NAPOLEON BONAPARTE.
PROTESTANTISM IN FRANCE.
THE ARCTIC REGIONS AND NORTHERN WHALE-FISHERY.

By CAPTAIN SCORESBY.
Dr. Kitro's COURT AND PEOPLE OF PERSIA.
CHARACTERS, SCENES, AND INCIDENTS, OF THE REFOR-

MATION.
EMINENT ANGLO-SAXONS.
LONDON ; OR, SKETCHES OF THE GREAT METROPOLIS.

The Committee of the RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY look with confidence to their friends, to aid them in widely distributing their MONTHLY VOLUME in FAMILIES, Schools, and GENERAL LIBRARIES; while they entreat on this effort the effectual blessing of Almighty God.

NEW SERIES OF BOOK S.

The Committee of the Religious Tract Society have long been convinced that a new series of Books for Schools and Families was greatly needed. Many of the works now in use have much merit, but they are generally destitute of that truth by which alone the understanding can be enlightened, the heart renovated, and the feet guided in "the paths of peace.” It is to provide books adapted to supply this deficiency that the present effort is made. The pens of several esteemed writers have been secured for this series.

In works of History, the object will be carefully to exclude those details which are objectionable, and to view all events as under the control of Divine Providence. In Biography, the conduct of men will be estimated, not by the maxims of this world, as in most other publications, but by the only infallible standard, the word of God. In every book of general instruction, sound information will be imparted, on decidedly Christian principles.

The following have been published, in 12mo., strongly bound in cloth, sprinkled edges.

THE HISTORY OF ROME, with Maps, 3s.
THE HISTORY OF GREECE, with Map, 28. 6d.
LIVES OF ILLUSTRIOUS GREEKS, 38.

PALEY'S EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY, with Introduction, Notes, and Supplement, by the Rev. T. R. Birks, A.M., 38.

PALEY'S HORÆ PAULINÆ; with HORÆ APOSTOLICÆ, by the Rev. T. R. Birks, A.M., 38.

A UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY, in Four Parts: Historical, Mathematical, Physical, and Political. By the Rev. THOMAS MILNER, F.R.G.S. Ten Coloured Maps. 58.

A HISTORY OF ENGLAND, and other works, are in progress.

Each volume will be complete in itself, printed in a good type.

*** These works will also be found worthy of the perusal of students and general readers. RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY, 56, PATERNOSTER ROW, AND 65, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD; AND SOLD BY THE BOOKSELLERS.

THE

PEOPLE OF PERSIA.

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