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umes, will fail to receive volumes gambling," " Profaneness and Sabwhich will do good to himself and bath-breaking,” “ Living for pleas. his household, and he will exercise ure," “ Vice progressive," the grace, which is “twice blessed," “ The Bible the young man's guide." which“ blesseth him that gives and Our readers are well acquainted him that takes."

with Mr. Thompson, and are pre

pared to receive with favor the volSprinkling the only Mode of Bap- ume which he now offers to the

tism made known in the Scrip- public. The book is one which tures ; and the Scripture War- every young man exposed to the rant for Infant Baptism. By temptations of a city, ought to read. ABSALOM PETERS, D.D. Albany: Let every parent who sends a son E. H. Pease & Co. 18mo, pp. to a shop or counting-house in New 184.

York, or Boston, or Philadelphia, or

any such place, put a copy of these Dr. Peters, formerly the editor earnest admonitions into his trunk of the Biblical Repository, now the with his Bible. much respected pastor of the First Church in Williamstown, Mass., has The Illustrated Family Christian given to the public in this little vol. Almanac, for 1849. Published ume, a very luminous statement of by the American Tract Society. the commonly received doctrine in regard to the mode and the subjects This is one of the marvels of this of baptism. He does not pretend marvelous age! We remember, to entire originality in the argument. for years, buying Almanacs, at 123 He acknowledges his obligations to cenis each, which had but 12 pages, those who have preceded him in the and those of dingy paper, and misdiscussion of the same subject, and erable print, and containing only the particularly to Dr. Edward Beecher calendar, and a few silly anecdotes. and Dr. Edwin Hall. One great But here, for 6 cents each, or 3 merit of his book is the clear and cents by the thousand, is a beauticonvincing manner in which he fully printed Almanac, of 60 pages, brings the argument home to the and 13 handsome illustrations, filled popular apprehension. He makes with select reading on almost every it plain, not to scholars only, but to topic, and containing, also, statistics all readers of the Bible. There is of the highest value on various im. no other book which we would more portant subjects. And what is more, readily or confidently put into the these statistics are not antiquated, hands of a plain man asking for in- stereotyped statements of what formation about the mode or the once might have been, but now no subjects of baptism.

longer are facts, but statistics from

original sources, and brought up to Young Men admonished ; in a se present dates. This last feature we

ries of Lectures. By JOSEPH P. deem the most valuable of the work ; THOMPSON, Pastor of the Broad. and the Tract Society deserves the way Tabernacle Church. New highest credit for thus spreading be. York : Leavitt, Trow & Co. fore its numerous friends and pat12mo, pp. 278.

rons, reliable information on topics

of so much interest and moment to The lectures in this volume are all. We trust this admirable little seven in number, and are on the work will find its way to hundreds following subjects :—“Temptations of thousands of readers, conveying to dishonesty," “ Temptations to

“ Temptations 10 not merely the knowledge of the sea. intemperance," • Temptations 10 sons, but the lessons of divine truth. VOL. VI.

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pp. 354.

Cottages and Cottage Life; con- enlarged and improved by the

taining plans for country houses, author. New York: Joho S. adapted to the means and wants Taylor. of the people of the United States; with directions for building and The fact that a third edition of improving; for the laying out and this work has been called for in so embellishing of grounds; with short a time, is good evidence of its some sketches of life in this coun: popularity. The author is one of try. By C. W. Elliott. Cincin- the ablest advocates of that theory of nati: W. W. Derby & Co., pub- inspiration which he has espoused. lishers. New York: A. S. Barnes & Co. 1848.

Travels in Peru, during the years

1838–1842-on the Coast, in the This handsome volume must be

Sierra, across the Cordilleras welcomed by all those who are seek. ing to realize their ideas of a rural

and the Andes, into the Prime.

val Forests. paradise—the object of the hopes

By Dr. J. J. VON

TSCHUDI. Translated from the and plans of so many of the weary devotees of business. There is much

German, by THOMASINA Ross. beauty in the whole execution of the

New edition; complete in one work—in the drawing, the engrave

volume. New York: George P. ing, and the text, all of which are

Putnam, 155 Broadway. 1848. by one hand. The main body of the Spaniards and their Country. the book is a series of pictures of

By RICHARD FORD, author of the country life, woven together in an

Handbook of Spain. New edition; entertaining story, the scenes of which are associated with the differ

complete in one volume. New

York : Geo. P. Putnam. 1818. ent engravings. The illustrations, of which there are sixteen, give specimens of country houses, varying in costliness from $600 to $20,000. already published in the Library of

Both these volumes have been Any of them would be agreeable objects in a landscape, and would Choice Reading, and are now rehelp to form the taste of the neigh countries of which they treat, and

issued. The attractiveness of the borhood. The author has the eye of a poet, have been received, authorize us to

the very great favor with which they an artist, and a true lover of nature ; and his book can not fail to promote the latest and best books of travels

recommend them to our readers, as a love for those refined pleasures in these comparatively inaccessible which it recommends.

and unknown regions. It is a timely contribution to the wants which increasing wealth and refinement are creating, and will be Posthumous and other Poems. By instrumental in communicating a de- CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH. New gree of the taste in which it was York: M. W. Dodd. conceived and execuied.

Mrs. Tonna was not so success. Theopneusty, or the Plenary Inspi. ful in verse, as in prose; but the

ration of the Holy Scriptures. spirit that breathes through all her By S. R. L. GAUSSEN, Professor writings, will secure for them a lastof Theology in Geneva, Swit. ing influence. This little volume zerland. Translated by EDWARD presents us with a pleasing variety Norris Kirk. Third American of pieces, chiefly meditative and defrom the second French edition, votional.

pp. 349.

OBITUARY NOTICE OF REV. EDWARD R. TYLER.

The readers of the New England. was a daughter of Gen. Joseph er have already been informed of Pearse Palmer, and grand-daughter the decease of the Rev. Mr. Tyler, of Gen. Joseph Palmer, whose biogthe proprietor and principal con raphy is given in the third volume ductor of this journal. His surviving of this work. She is still living at associates regard it as a duty to their Bratileboro, much esteemed and readers and to the memory of their beloved for the excellence of her departed friend, to occupy a few of character. Of their eleven children, the pages which remained unprinted the eldest son died at the age of at the time of his death, with some nineteen, when about to graduate at account of his life.

the University of Vermont; and the EDWARD ROYALL Tyler was a youngest died in 1831, at the age of New Englander of the old stock. Thirteen. The third death among His earliest American ancestor, the children is that which has just Thomas Tyler, a sea captain, emi. occurred. Of the five surviving grated from Budleigh in Devon- sons, two á re clergymen in the Protshire, two centuries ago, to Boston estant Episcopal church, and one in in Massachusetts, where he married, the Presbyterian. and had four sons whose offspring The subject of this notice was were numerous and respectably con. born at Guilford, Vermont, on the nected. William Tyler, Esq., the 3d of August, 1800. He passed the second son of Thomas, and the great years of childhood there and at grandfather our deceased friend, Brattleboro. In the expectation of was a respected citizen and magis being devoted to business pursuits, trate of Boston. He was the father he was placed as a clerk in a countof a numerous family, and educated ing house in the city of New York. three of his sons at Harvard College. But before he had passed out of his The Hon. Royall Tyler, the third minority, that great change took son of William, received a degree at place within him, which wakened Harvard in 1743, was a member of him to higher aspirations, and led the Council of Massachusetts under him into new pursuits. Under the the royal government, and died in preaching and pastoral care of the 1771, leaving two sons, John Steele Rev. Dr. Spring, his religious Tyler, who was a colonel in the revo- acter became clear and decided ; lutionary war, and Royall Tyler, who and he was encouraged to enter distinguished himself as a citizen upon a course of study with referand a jurist in the state of Vermont. ence to the work of the ministry.

The last named in this genealogy After the necessary preparatory was the father of Edward R. Tyler. studies, he was admitted to the He graduated at Harvard College, Freshman class in Yale College in with the highest honors, in 1776, and 1821, when he had already entered devoted himself to the profession of his twenty-second year. law. In that profession he estab. In college he was eminent as a lished himself first at Guilford, in scholar. He was one of the first three Vermont. Afterwards he removed in a class of seventy. At the same to the adjoining town of Brallleboro, time he was distinguished for the where he died highly esteemed more consistency and manly activity of than twenty years ago. He was bis religious character. In the last Chief Justice of Vermont, and was year of his college course, he was known as an author. His wife, the ihe monitor of the Freshmen class, mother of our deceased associate, and in that capacity was led to take a special interest in their moral and By the blessing of God upon his laspiritual welfare. His kind and ear- bors, it began to prosper outwardly nest efforts to do them good will and spiritually. Strengthened by never be forgotten. Some of his the accession of young and enterown classmates too, will always re- prising men, the society attempted member the conversations in which the building of a new house of worhe endeavored to impress upon their ship; and the building was comminds the necessity of their being pleted partly by the aid which other reconciled to God through Christ. churches gave in answer to his soli.

Having taken his degree at the citation. In 1831, the church shared close of his academic course in largely in the quickening movement 1825, he immediately commenced which made that year memorable the study of theology, being em. in so many churches; and he saw ployed at the same time as a teacher the success of his labors and the in Cambridgeport, Mass. Early in answer to his prayers. 1826, he went to Andover, where His ministry at Middletown was he resided the greater part of a year, interrupted by ill health ; and in less pursuing his theological studies, but than five years from the date of his without any formal connection with ordination, he was compelled to rethe Seminary. Having been regu. sign the pastoral office. Relieved larly commended to the churches as from official responsibility, he was a candidate for the ministry, he en- soon encouraged with the promise tered upon the work of preaching, of returning health ; and after a few about two years after his graduation months he accepted a call from the at Yale College. In December, church in Colebrook, Conn., where 1827, he was ordained pastor of the he was installed pastor in February, South Congregational Church in 1833. But his constitutional tend. Middletown, Conn.

ency to disease soon manifested As a pastor, Mr. Tyler soon show. itself again ; and in June, 1836, his ed himself a workman that need not resignation of that pastoral charge be ashamed. There were some pe:

was accepted and ratified. culiarities in the field which he oc- For some time before his dismis. cupied, which made his work more sion from Colebrook, his mind had arduous than that of an ordinary been much occupied with the queso pastor. The church in which he tions then agitated in relation to accepted the pastoral office, was slavery. The reaction in some quar formed by secession from several ters against the disorganizing ultra. neighboring churches in the pro- isms of some ill-taught reformersgress of the excitement and schisms the outcry of alarm and expostula. which attended “the great awaken- tion which proceeded from the best ing” of 1740 and the following years. men al the south—and the zeal with From the beginning, it renounced which politicians of all parties emu. the peculiar constitution and con- lated each other in paying homage federation of Connecticut Congrega. to slavery as a political powertionalism, and insisted upon a strict awakened in many minds a reason: independency as its inalienable priv- able apprehension as to what might ilege. Its relations, therefore, to be the permanent effect of all this neighboring churches had not been upon the public opinion of the free such as to give it any external states. At such a crisis, Mr. Tyler strength. Though eighty years had thought he might

do good by labor. elapsed since its origin, its growth ing to promote thorough views of had been on the whole quite incon. the injustice and the anti-Christian siderable

. The settlement of Mr. character of slavery. In this hope, Tyler was the beginning of a new

he accepted an appointment as agent era in the history of that church. for the American Anti-Slavery So

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ciety. He continued in that employ. Observer, the consultations were ment till near the close of the fol. already in progress which resulted lowing year. The nature of the in the establishment of the New service, withdrawing him in a great Englander. The projectors of the measure from sedentary occupation, work committed it to his guidance and sending him from place to place, as proprietor and editor; for indeed proved favorable to his health; and he had been in their councils from he began to feel a natural longing the beginning. He began in cirfor some other employment which cumstances of discouragement. A would restore him to his companion serious pecuniary loss, which came ship with books, and to the enjoy- upon him unexpectedly after he had ment of his family and home. entered into engagements for the

Such an employment he found in publication of the work, embarrass. the editorial care of the Connecticut ed his proceedings and depressed Observer, a weekly journal which his spirits. In spite of all that we had been published for some twelve could do to lighten his editorial la. years at Hartford, and which was bors and to promote the success of to some extent under the patronage the undertaking, his health failed of the Congregational pastors of rapidly till, for a considerable period, Connecticut. He became the editor his life was despaired of. The force of the Observer from the first of and elasticity of his mind, his judg. January, 1838. But in the month ment, his courage, and his power of of December, just as he was prepar. thought, shared in the infirmity of ing to remove to Hartford, he was his body. At last, in the suinmer brought quite low by an attack of of 1846, reduced to an absolute inacute disease, from which he had capacity of pursuing the enterprise, not sufficiently recovered when he he disposed of a part in the propriehastened to enter on his new em. torship of the work, and left his ployment. The excitement, the un- home in New Haven, little expect. accustomed labor, the care, and ing ever to enter it again. He went some troubles which he had hardly to his mother's house in Brattleboro expected, were more than his en. with only a faint hope that a complete feebled frame was able to sustain; release from all business responsi. and the consequence was that his bility, and the invigorating influence health was permanently impaired. of his native air, together with the Yet his efforts under all his discour. peculiar remedial treatment of the agements were in a high degree ac- water-cure establishment in that vil. ceptable and useful. And when the lage, might afford him relief. Be. publication of the Observer was re- yond his own expectations, and to linquished in 1842, he had “pur. the grateful surprise of his friends, chased for himself a good degree” he recovered, in the course of some in the confidence of the pastors and three or four months, a degree of churches of Connecticut. Some in health in body and mind which he whose minds his connection with the had not enjoyed for years before. Anti-Slavery Society had operated The devout gratitude with which to his disadvantage, saw and ac- he acknowledged that great deliverknowledged the excellence of the ance, can not be described in any man. His influence, so far as it way so well, as by transcribing here reached, had operated to soften and some passages from a letter which remove any asperity of feeling be- he addressed at the time to one of tween those who differed from each the friends with whom he was assoother in regard to the anti-slavery ciated in the direction of this journal. organization and its measures. The letter is dated, “Brattleboro,

At the time when he relinquished Sept. 25, 1846." the publication of the Connecticut * As Providence has made you

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