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CROSBY & NICHOLS

-WILL SOON PURLISH

A VOLUME OF SERMONS. By Rev. Andr P. Peabody, of Portsmouth, N. H.

A New Work by the Author of Martyria. CHRISTIANITY THE DELIVERANCE OF THE SOUL, AND ITS LIFE. By William Mountford, Author of “ Martyria.

MARRIED LIFE. By Mrs. E. L. Follen.
HYMNS, SONGS AND FABLES. By Mrs. Follen.

ANYTHING FOR SPORT. A new work by Mrs. Tuthill, author of “I'll be a Gentleman; “I'll be a Lady; Onward, Right Onward !” &c. &c. &c.

WHEN ARE WE HAPPIEST? OR, THE LITTLE CAMERONS. By the Author of " The Boy of Spirit.”

THE UNITARIAN ANNUAL REGISTER FOR 1847. Edited by Rev. A. A. Livermore.

118 Washington Street.

THE PEOPLE'S JOURNAL, A NEW ILLUSTRATED PERIODICAL,

EDITED BY JOHN SAUNDERS.

CONTRIBUTORS.-William Howitt; Mary Howitt; Fredrika Bremer ; Barry Cornwall; Harriet Martineau ; Ebenezer Elliott; Dr. Bowring; W. J. Fox; Charles Mackay; J. R. Lowell, &c. &c. &c.

NOTICES. The People's JOURNAL. We have received from Messrs. Crosby & Nichols, a set, including the September number of this excellent periodical, the best, without exception, that comes to us from the other side of the Atlantic. We have already enriched our columns with the interesting article on the author of the Iron Railway system from the September number. And we see nothing which we could transfer to our columns without enriching them. This People's Journal is in fact produced by a combination of the very best writers and artists in Great Britain. When we say best writers and artists we mean so. We mean those who devote their talents to the great work of making this world fit to live in. They are philanthropists.

Among them are such as the Howitts, Miss Martineau, W. J. Fox, Chorley, Charles Mackay, Mazzini, &c. &c. While these writers stand at the head of English literature, they in fact belong to the world, and the Journal in which they concentrate the genial rays of their philanthropy, will be known at least as widely as the English language. We rejoice exceedingly to learn that this journal is meeting a support in our city.

It will do more to promote peace and a good understanding between two countries which should be the last in the world to quarrel, than any number of Edinburgh and Quarterly Reviews.-Chronotype.

The People's Journal is the title of a new and interesting monthly periodical for all classes, which is now in the course of publication in Lon

don. It is edited with much tact by John Saunders — is illustrated with handsome engravings, and well filled with original papers on subjects interesting to the “people." Among the contributors to the number for September, we find Harriet Martineau, Mary Howitt, and William Howitt. This number contains 68 pages, large double columns, and five en gravings — and is one of the “readable” and useful of the English Magazines.-Mercantile Journal.

CHANNING'S THOUGHTS.

THOUGHTS; Selected from the Works of William Ellery Channing, D. D. 1 vol. 32mo. pp. 160.

Thoughts by W. E. CHANNING.-Crosby & Nichols, Boston, have just published a beautiful miniature volume of “ Thoughts" selected from the works of the late Dr. Channing. It is a perfect gem. This plan of gathering up the aphoristic sentences scattered through the various works of the best writers of our country, is an excellent one. In this form they make an impression that they often fail of doing in their connexion with elaborate discussions. The style of binding and the beauty of typography, as well as the intrinsic value of the “ Thoughts,” in this little book, must command for it a place on the centre table, and in the study. We cannot think of a more appropriate gift for a friend.-Salem Observer.

This will be a very useful little book. People who have not time or inclination to read the six volumes of Channings's works, will, through it obtain a glimpse of his thoughts on the “

great truths

which he discussed.

These thoughts take so much the form of aphorisms, that they should be read singly; they contain sufficient pith to engross the mind for a season of some duration. Faithfully pondered, they may prove a talisman more effectual than that of fairy tale, in shielding its possessor from demoniacal influences.-Christian World.

This a diamond of a volume, the purpose of which is well expressed in the following “thought" from Channing, which is put on the title page.

“Sometimes a single word, spoken by the voice of genius, goes far into the heart. A hint, a suggestion, an undefined delicacy of expression, teaches more than we gather from volumes of less gifted men."

Those who differ in theological views from the gifted Channing will of course find many thoughts in this little volume not to their taste. But those to whom any theological views bave ever done much good, will nevertheless prize the book for its thoughts. Thoughts they are, not faint reflections of thought. And those who would be wise, above all things prize to know what can be thought on all sides of every important subject. To enrich our columns we borrow a gem or two.-Chronotype.

We have long desired to sec a book of this kind, and now, from a slight examination, believe that it is well done. It is a beautiful collection of beautiful thoughts, and must be a welcome possession not only for all who agree with Dr. Channing in his peculiar religious opinions, but for all who value lofty sentiments worthily expressed, and who by the influence of such thoughts would be strengthened for duty, or raised to a higher sphere of contemplation.-Christian Register.

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BOOKS FOR SABBATH SCHOOLS.

CROSBY & NICHOLS Ask the attention of all persons interested in Sabbath Schools, to their large

collection of Books for Sabbath School and Juvenile Libraries. Books will at any time be sent for examination, and those not found suitable may be returned.

C. f. N. publish the following Manuals for Sabbath Schools. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL SERVICE BOOK. By Hon. STEPHEN C.

Phillips, President of the Boston Sunday School Society. 18mo. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL SINGING BOOK. By E. L. WHITE.

Square 16mo. QUESTIONS ADAPTED TO THE TEXT OF THE NEW TES

TAMENT. BY C. SOULE CARTEE. 18mo. Parts I. and II. A SCRIPTURE CATECHISM OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION,

stated in the words of the Bible. By Ephraim PEABODY. 18mo.

pp. 56.

FIRST BOOK FOR SUNDAY SCHOOLS. Fifth edition. 18mo. pp.

36. THE MINISTRY OF CHRIST. With Notes and Questions. By Rev.

Thomas B. Fox. Third edition, revised and corrected. 18mo. pp.

261. A MANUAL ON THE BOOK OF ACTS. By Rev. Tuos. B. Fox.

18mo. LESSONS ON THE PARABLES. By Rev. F. D. Huntington. 18mo.

(From the Christian Register.) It is highly gratifying to see the attention which good and able minds are bestuwing at the present time on the subject of manuals and other lesson books for our Sunday Schools. Within a few months a number of very valuable books for this purpose have been prepared and published by those who have brought to the subject much thought and talent and a large share of experience. There is first of all,

“ Fox's Acts of the Apostles,” a continuation of his excellent and well known series on the " Ministries of Christ," which have found much favor and extensive use. Mr. Fox's

Ministry of Christ” is an admirable book, inasmuch as it preserves the Scripture language, while it arranges the facts, related by the different Evangelists, in the order of a consecutive narrative. On tbis account we decidedly prefer it as a Sunday School text book to Mr. Ware's Life of the Saviour, valuable as this latter book is in many respects. Then there is the recent series by Dr. Cartee, entitled, “Questions adapted to the text of the New Testament." These are similar in design and character to those now so generally used in our schools; but are simpler in form and expression and are peculiarly adapted to a younger class of children.

But we wish now to speak more particularly of another new book entitled

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“ Lessons on the Parables of the Saviour." It will be seen at once by those who are at all acquainted with the subject, that this manual occupies new ground; and it will seem surprising, upon a moment's reflection, that a field so fruitful and so valuable should have been neglected so long. The manuals which heretofore have been most in use liave had for their design to bring out and teach either the peculiar dogmas of the church, the disputed doctrines of Christianity ; or by questions and answers to teach the historical events of the Old and the New Testaments; or the principal events in harmony of the Saviour's life. These in their place and proportion are undoubtedly important; but after all they are not so much ihe kernel as the husk of Christianity: And in past days we fear the young have been kept too much and too long upon ihe mere externals and narratives, and too little upon the vital principles and truths of the Gospel. In this new manual we have a remedy for this evil. In no part of the Christian Scriptures are its practical truths, its saving principles, and heaven-descended doctrines more fully and vividly taught iban in the Parables of the Saviour. And there are no facts of the Scriptures which, in spirit and form, are so likely to arrest the attention of the young, and to inculcate and fasten upon their minds moral and religious truths. If our Saviour in embodying his divinest principles and sublimest doctrines in parables had not the instruction of the young immediately in view, yei he adopted this form undoubtedly as the best calculated of all others to instruct and arrest the attention of those who in ignorance and simplicity were only children of a larger growth. In fact the teaching by allegories, fables or parables was a common means in early times adopted by many sages of antiquity by which to convey to simple and uninstructed minds the deepest and most important moral and Scriptural truths. And at this day, similitude, comparison, illustration, are found by teachers to be the most natural and effective means to excite the interest and to instruct the minds of the young. And yet before the appearance of this new manual by Rev. Mr. Huntington we are not aware of any attempt which has been made to adopt and use the Parables of the New Testament as a means of instruction in our Sunday Schools. After a caretul examination we believe that this may be regarded as a successful one. In its preparation it bears the marks of great care and thought. It is thorough and clear in its explantions. The meaning of each parable is brought out fully and it is faithful in the exhibition and application of the sublime doctrines which they so naturally and beautifully teach.

The book contains forty chapters, the first two of which contain an explanation of the nature of parables, and the character of the books in which they are recorded. The other thirty-eight are devoted to an explanation by question and answer of the parables themselves, being all that our Savious uttered during his ministry. These embrace and teach in the most interesting form all the great duties and some of the sublimest doctrines of Christianity,- and if this manual is adopted and used by our schools, a higher and better style of life will be opened to the rising generation, their consciences more thoroughly educated and quickened, their piety deepened, the will of God better known and observed, and the purpose and end of life more fully and faithfully understood and attained.

MR. HuntingTON ON THE PARABLES OF JESUS.- We noticed this book sometime ago favorably, but with the cautious reserve which we thought necessary in speaking of a Sunday School Manual before its merits had been tested by use. We have since then had an opportunity of knowing something of it as a Manual actually used in a Sunday School, and feel it our duty to say that we regard it as one of the most valuable of all class books. It is a great help to teachers, and at once uncommonly interesting and instructive to scholars.— Register.

THE

CHRISTIAN EXAMINER

AND

RELIGIOUS MISCELLANY.

NO. CXXXVIII.

FOURTH SERIES-NO, XVIII.

NOVEMBER, 1846.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM CROSBY.

NEW YORK: C. S. FRANCIS & CO.

LONDON: CHAPMAN, BROTHERS, 121 NEWGATE STREET.

1846.

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