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Part III.—The religious truths and principles embodied in the symbolical institutions and services of the Mosaic Dispensation, considered in their typical reference to the better things to come.

Mr. Fairbairn is scrupulously orthodox in his interpretations, and jealous of the slightest rationalistic innovations ; but is withal, in the main, a learned, sober, instructive, and devout guide over the large field to which he here invites his readers.

XXV. Irish Popular Songs; with English Metrical Translations, and

Introductory Remarks and Notes. By EDWARD WALSH. 12mo.

pp. 170. M‘Glashan, Dublin. 1847, Mr. Walsh is a passionate admirer of the Irish language, and deplores the inroad now being made upon it in nearly all parts of his native country. We can respect the patriotism of this feeling, but we cannot say much for its wisdom. It is a love of country not exactly in harmony with an enlightened love of humanity. The translations, however, are given with a good deal of poetic freedom and spirit, and bring out vividly some of the most note-worthy elements in the Irish character. The volume will enable any man to form a correct idea of the ballad-folk in Ireland a century since, who had then come into the place of the old Irish bard.

XXVI. Brief Memoir of Joseph John Gurney, Esq. By John ALEX

ANDER, Minister of Princes-street Chapel, Norwich. 12mo. pp. 73.

Fletcher. Norwich, 1847. This is a brief memoir of a man who may justly be numbered with the excellent of the earth. The narrative is simple, serious, catholic-all that good sense and Christian piety would dictate as appropriate to such a theme.

XXVII. Christ our Example, as a Witness for the Truth-a Sermon.

By GEORGE Wood, B.A. This Discourse was preached before the Gloucestershire Congregational Union, and is published by request. It is simple and perspicuous in style, and presents an instructive development of the topic of which it treats. Its characteristics are piety and good sense.

XXVIII. The Headship of Christ as affected by National Establishments

-a Lecture. By RALPH WARDLAW, D.D. 12mo. Maclehose, Glas

gow. 1847.

This Lecture exhibits all the characteristics of Dr. Wardlaw's authorship, and what those characteristics are is well known to our readers. We merely apprise them of the existence of this new production from a pen which has done so much to enrich our nonconformist literature,


XXIX. The Good Man and the Just described and commemorated. By

John BLACKBURN. 8vo. London, 1847. This is a funeral discourse, occasioned by the death of Mr. Joseph Blower, solicitor, who was for many years a deacon of the church at Pentonville, London, of which Mr. Blackburn is the pastor. The publication is an affectionate memorial of a man who was highly and justly esteemed as a Christian of more than ordinary intelligence, consistency, and usefulness.

XXX. The Protector, a Vindication. By J. H. MERLE D'AUBIGNE, D.D.

8vo. Edinburgh, 1847. If this volume does not produce all the impression in England which some of the admirers of Merle D'Aubigne may be led

to expect from it, the causes of the disappointment may be found in part in the fact that the manner of the writer has now become familiar to the English reader; in part to the subject, Cromwell being a much less acceptable person to a large portion of the religious public in England than Luther, and in part in the circumstance, that, as a foreigner, the author was much more competent to become our instructor, in respect to the history of the continental churches of the sixteenth century, than in respect to the characters and events which belong to the most complex and momentous period of our own history. Nevertheless, the same full and outspoken heart, and the same graphic power, which gave so much interest to the author's "German Reformation,' are before us in this generous Vindication of our great countryman; and the work will contribute largely in many connexions to beget a more just estimate of the character of the Protector, and of the great interest with which his name is identified.


XXXI. The Education of the People : a Practical Treatise on the means of

extending its Sphere and improving its Character.. By T. Willm, Inspector of the Academy of Strasburgh. With a Dissertation on some points connected with the present position of Education in this Country, By J. P. NICHOL, LL.D., Professor of Astronomy in the University of

Glasgow. 12mo., pp. lxxxiii., 250. Simpkin and Co., London, 1847. We much regret that we cannot call the attention of our readers to this volume in a manner to which it is entitled. With English Dissenters, unhappily, the question how to educate—which is the great question of this volume-is so completely postponed to the question who should be the educator, that we must hope for some more favourable opportunity for dealing with the contents of this publication. In the meanwhile, however, we can recommend it as a work rich in thought, and in the results of experience on the important topic to which it relates-viz., the manner in which the sphere of popular instruction may be best extended, and its character improved.



Airey, Professor, 1. See Astronomy.
America, its progress. By J Macgregor,

Ancient World. By D. T. Ansted, 284.
Astronomy, Recent, 1; infinitude of space,

2, 3; infinity of God, 4; speculations of
men, 5; Lord Rosse's telescope, 6 ; its
discoveries, 7; nebulæ, 8; their nature,
Sir W. Herschel's conjectures, 10, 11;
discoveries by improved instruments,
13; speculations of Herschel and La-
place, 14, 15; other nebulæ, 16, 17;
systems of orbs, 18, 19; possible dis-
coveries, 20; orbital motions of all
bodies, 21, 22; difficulties in discove-
ries, 23, 24; evident changes, 25; eter-
nity of God, 26 ; modes of change, 27,
28; the planet Uranus, 29; M. Lever-
rier's conjectures, and discovery of a
new planet, 30; its magnitude and dis-
tance, 31 ; history of its discovery, 34;
Mr. Adams and Rev. Mr. Hussey en-
titled to honour, 35, 36; grandeur of
the discovery, 36; Dr. Mädler's theory
of a central sun, 37, 38; infinity of the

Eternal, 39, 40.
Augustine's Works, 213. See Versuch.
Bells and Pomegranates. By R. Brown-

ing, 490. See Poetry of the Age.
Bible Characters, Book of. By G. Baker,

Bible Remembrancer, the. By I. Cob.

bin, 555.
Bible, the, Not of Man. By Dr. Spring,

Birds of Jamaica. By P. H. Gosse, 279.
Body of Divinity. By Dr. Ridgeley,

Bottle, the. By Cruikshank, 551.
Bunsen's, Dr. Constitution of the Church

of the Future, 509. See Church of the

Carey, Rev. F., Memoir of, 270.
Chalmers, Rev. Dr., Discourse on. By

Dr. Sprague, 555.
Christ our Example. By G. Wood, 558.
Christ's Headship. By Dr. Wardlaw,

Christian Discrimination. By Rev. H.

Hollis, 276.

Church of the Future, 509 ; occasion of

Dr. Bunsen's work, 510; Anglican
episcopacy, 511; its objectionableness,
512; Dr. Bunsen's episcopacy, 513;
his solemn protest against the An-
glican, 514; his own theory, 515; not
scriptural, 516; falsehood of the An-
glican and Roman episcopacy, 517;
Christian priesthood not of the clergy,
518; priesthood of believers, 519, 520 :
Bunsen's project, 521; it disagrees with
the New Testament, 522; his large-
heartedness, 523; his testimony con-
cerning the Independents, 524; his
catholicity, 525, 526 ; Milton's testi-

mony against prelatical episcopacy, 527.
Congregational Year Book, 278.
Dictionary of the Bible, the People's,

Gospels. By Rev. S. Dunn, 276.
Dissent, Characteristics of, 115; a pro-

test, 116; subscription of clergymen,
obedience to the canons, 117 ; alarming
things in the offices, ordination, visita-
tion of the sick, 118; moral objections,
119 ; question of a church establish-
ment, 120; self-denial a characteristic
of dissent, 121; reasoning of a dis-
senter, 122, 133; necessary spirit of
the hierarchy, 124; causes of declen-
sion in dissent, 125; self-government
another characteristic, 126; principle
of the New Testament, 127 ; spirituality
a characteristic, 128 ; convictions of
dissenters, 129; their benevolent la-
bours, 130 ; tendency of state-paid
priests, 131; separation of the church
from the state, 132; democracy of dis-

sent, 133.
Early English Poetry-Chaucer, 333;

labours of Sir F. Maddon, 334 ; Saxon
language and dynasty, 335; Norman
French, 336; the Brut or Chronicle of
Britain, 337 ; specimens of poetry, 338,
339; story of Haveloke, 340 ; Geffry's
British History, 341; of King Alex.
ander, 342, 343; Richard Cæur de
Lion, 344 ; his travels adventures,
345, 346 ; in the Holy Land, 347, 348 ;
Romance of Ywaine and Gawin, 349;

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Orpheus and Eurydice, 350; Dame
Erodys, 351; other Romances—Chro-
nicle of Lazamon, and of Robert of
Gloucester, 352; Langloft's Chronicle,
353; character of true English poetry,

Education. By Thomas Binney ; reasons

for dissent, 257 ; dissenters' grammar
school, 258; intolerance towards dis-
senters in education, 259; pleas for
liberty, 260; minutes of council, 261;
province of government, 262, 263 ;
views of Mr. Binney, 265, 266; of the
Presbyterian Synod of Scotland, 267;

equitable plans, 268.
Education Controversy. By E. Edwards,

528; minutes of council, 529; Dr.
Vaugban's views of them, 530; his
opposition to them, 531; opposition of
dissenters, 532; desired alterations,
533; the new minute, 534 ; its liberal
construction, 535; issue of the minutes,
536; unjust censures of those approving
the new minute, 538; separation of
secular and religious, 539; the best
system of education, 540; views of
Dr. Chalmers, 541; what the question
has done, 542; antagonism of dissen-
ters, 543; position of Dr. Vaughan,

Education of the People. By Willm, 559.
Fairchild Family, By Mrs. Sherwood, 554.
First Impressions of England and its

People, 284.
Firstlings of Fancy. By G. Hume, 276.
Fitzgerald's Sermons, 556.
Footsteps of Messiah. By Rev. W. Leask,

Foster's, John, Lectures, 269.
Free Church; Cheap Publications; Scot-

tish History, by Dr. McCrie; Memoirs

of Halyburton ; Revivals, 556.
French Revolution, History of. By Mi-

chelet, 278.
Friends in Council, Headings and Dis-

courses, 134; character of the essays,
135; essay on truth, 136, 137; on con-
formity, 138; discriminating remarks,
139; on despair, 141; on the creation,
142; Merrie England, 143, 144;, on
greatness, 144 ; in what it consists,
145 ; on the art of living with others,
146, 148 ; offended and gratified vanity,
149; on education, 150; groundwork
of tolerance, 151 ; intellectual educa-
tion, 152; education of women, 153;
claims on social affection, 154; friend-
ship, public improvements, history, 154,


Geography. By J. Cornwall, 277.
Geology of Russia in Europe, and the

Ural Mountains. By R. I. Murchison,
289; vast regions of European Russia,
290; their physical aspect and people,
291; Sir R. Murchison's investigations
in Russia, 292; old red sandstone, 293;
interesting deposits, 294 ; specimens of
fishes ; coal beds, 296 ; magnesian lime-
stone, 297 ; copper, salt, freezing cave,
298 ; Jurassic deposits, 299; Caspian
sea, 300; its recent contracted limits,
301 ; Russian miners, 302; the Ural
chain, 303; its stores of iron, copper,
and precious metals, 304 ; Malachite
and mineral riches, 305; quantities of
gold, 306 ; diamonds, garnets, and gold,
307 ; remains of the mammoth and
other monsters, 308; antediluvian ivory,
309; boulders of various kinds, their
origin, 310; black earth of Russia,
311, 312; effects of cultivation, 313;

importance of this publication, 314.
Gaol SystemBy J. Adshead, 278.
German Fairy Tales. Translated from

the Collection of MM. Grimm, by Ed-
gar Taylor ; Village Tales. Translated
by Meta Taylor, 189; works of fiction,
how regarded hy Dr. A. Clarke, 190 ;
their utility, 191; origin of these Ger-
man tales, 192; rural superstition, 193;
natural to us, 194; German beast sto-
ries, 195 ; the bear and tits, 196 ;
Chanticleer and Partlet, 197, 198 ;
Hans in Luck, 199 ; Rosebud, 200 ;
Rumpel-stilts-ken, 201; Master Snip,
202; the Bear and the Skrattel, 203;
Hansel and Grethel, 205, 206; the Fox's
Brush, 207 ; Auerbach's Village Sto-
ries, 208; Peasant Life, 209 ; Sepper

and Tonde, 210, 211; Ivo, 212.
Glimpses of the Old World. By Dr.

Clark, 274.
Good Man, the. By J. Blackburn, 558.
Gurney, J. J., brief Memoir of. By J.

Alexander, 558.
Hebrew Grammar. By Rev. W. Burgh,

Henry VIII., his Supremacy. By G.

Offer, 277.
Hindu Medical Missions, 356 ; missions

by the apostles, 347; Celsus, a Roman
physician, 358, modern science and
ancient physicians, 359 ; medical and
surgical science needed by missionaries,
360; dangers of childbirth in India;
361, 362 ; treatment of children, 363 ;
prevalence of disease, 384; medical
treatment, 365; hindrance of caste,


366 : example of Jesus to missionaries,
368 ; medical missions and native
agency, 369; medical schools and stu-
dents in Calcutta, 370; in Hindustan
and Ceylon, 371 : Colonel Sykes's sta-
tistics, 372; difficulties in employing
Hindu practitioners, 373 ; medical
schools needed in Africa, Ceylon, Aus-
tralia, China, 374.
History of Rome. By Dr. L. Schmitz,

Hobbes, Thomas, the English works of.

By Sir W. Molesworth, 155; motives
of the editor, 156; principles of Hobbes,
157; his early life and education, 158;
tutor to the Earl of Devon, his literary
friend, 159; he translates Thucydides,
appointed tutor to the young Earl of
Devon, 160; he adopts as truth that
motion produces all phenomena, 161:
danger to liberty in England, 162; the
Long Parliament, 163 ; his Leviathan,
the state of absolute power, 164; its
representation, 165 ; its principles, 166,
168, 169; those of Berkeley and Hume,
170; speculations of Hobbes, 171 ; his
sceptical speculations, 172 ;, origin of
speech, 173, 175; his annihilation of
moral distinctions, 176; his denial of
voluntary actions, 178; no occupation
for conscience, 179; immorality of his
notions, 180, 181; fundamental maxims
of Hobbes, 182; their perniciousness,
183 ; his inconsistencies, 184, 185, his
enmity against the Scriptures, 186; bis
miserable end of life, 187; influence of
his writings, 187, 188.
Home Influence. By G. Aguilar, 550.
Human Mind, Estimate of. By Dr. Da-

vies, 279.
Ireland Sixty Years ago, 553.
Irish Popular Songs. By E. Walsh, 558.
James's, Rev. J. A., Earnest Ministry,

Josephus, Works of, a new Translation.

By Dr. Traill, 281.
Knibb, W., Memoir of. By J. Hinton,

Lander, W.S., Works of, 282.
Lands of the Bible Visited and Described.

By J. Wilson, D.D., F.R.S., 2 vols.,
459; Asia the ancient seat of popula-
tion, Dr. Wilson's labours in, 460;
claims of his work, 461; Jews, Mo-
hammedans, 464; Suez, tolerance of
Mohammed Ali, 465; Cairo, 466 ; life
of Mohammed Ali, 467 ; his educa-
tional policy, 468; the Israelites' pas-
sage of the Red Sea, 469, 470; Dr,

Wilson on Dr. Robinson's conjecture,
471, 473 ; journey to Sinai, 474, 475 ;
the bitter Marah, 476; the Written
Valley, 477, 478; Mount Sinai, 479,
480; Valley of Petra and Mount Sinai,
481; beauty of Judea, 482; town of
Hebron, 483, 484; Bethlehem, 485;
tomb of Rachel, 487; Jerusalem, 488,

Letter from Rome. By Dr. Middleton,

Libraries, Public, in London and Paris,

72 ; public grants for education and
science, 73; British Museum, 74; li-
braries of London, Archbishop Teni-
son's, 75; Dr. Williams's, 76; Sir Hans
Sloane's, 77; British Museum, 78; ad-
ditions to it, 79; gift of George IV., of
Sir R. C. Hoare, of Mr. Grenville, 80;
rare works, 81: Bibles, 82, 83; col-
lection of pamphlets, 84 ; Thomason's,
85; its value, 86 ; and importance, 87;
collection of Paris tracts, 88; and va-
rious others, 89; foreign public libra-
ries, 90, 91; Chinese and other works
added to the British library, 92; works
purchased, 93; deficiencies in important
foreign works, 94; additions of valuable
works, 95, 96 ; accommodation at the
library, 97; numbers of books supplied
to readers, 98; catalogues, 99, 100;
difficulties in the catalogues, 101, 102;
examples, 103, 104; Dr. O. Gregory's
plan for making a new catalogue, 105;
plan of a lending library, 107, 108; new
buildings at the library, 109 ; its mag-
nitude, 110; Sion College Library,
11l; total of the London public libra-
ries, and of those in Paris, 112; sup-
port and number of readers at the
libraries of Paris, 113 ; suggestions for

two new libraries in London, 114.
Lather's Hymns, translated, 555.
Lyrical Poems, by Beranger, 286.
Maurice, Rev. F. D., 'on Conscientious

Subscription, 115. See Characteristics

of Dissent,
M‘Kean, Memoirs of. By the Rev. J.

A. Miller, 555.
Mohammed, Life of, 556.
Moral Evil, on the Divine permission of.

By Rev. T. M. Ready, 288.
Motherwell's Poems, 275.
Newspaper Press and Political Literature

of Spain, 315; its ancient literature and
arts by the Moors, 316; decline of
literature in Spain, the Inquisition,
317 ; danger of literary men, 318; at-
tempts to establish journals, 319; sup-

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