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endoving it with £30,000 a year! Ay, God and love to man—; "the only posand now hesitating to withdraw this sible way effectually to restore virtue endowment, despite the clearest proof and happiness to any country, is therein that by its continuance they are only to restore love to its ancient sway.'' fattening the tiger which thirsts for Now it is this restoration which the their blood! In a word, the most free gospel effects, and hence its matchless and enlightened nation in Europe foster- | power as a remedy for national maladies. ing the worst forms of darkness and While we concur with the author in despotism; the great patroness of all much that he says on this subject, and good, nursing Satan's masterpiece of gladly receive his testimony respecting evil, and the most sagacious of nations the usefulness of that agency which the continuing to rear the viper just after friends of scriptural religion are emit has disclosed its deadly designs by ploying,—while we unite with him in making a dart at her bosom.” It is this wishing for the multiplication of schools writer's conviction, a conviction for in which the bible is duly honoured, of which we believe that there is an ade- readers visiting the peasantry and readquate foundation, that “it needs to be ing to them portions of the sacred word, proclaimed with a trumpet tongue, that and of gospel ministers of every variety the priests have for years been playing of talent, we cannot help wishing that a deep game for the re-conquest of per- he had adverted to the feeble character fidious Albion.” We believe that there of protestantism in Ireland and the is no exaggeration in the language causes of its inefficiency. This appears which he employs on this subject when to be one of the most disheartening he says, “Let all Englishmen know things which the friends of truth have assuredly that Rome's deadly eye is on to lament. Unless we are mistaken,

their faith and their firesides ;” and efforts for the conversion of the Romanthat wherever they meet her clouds of ists to Christ are not very generally priests, whether heading a mob, horse- made by the native protestants; nor do whip in hand, or at vice-regal levées in they enter with much ardour into the silken hose, whether putting down a plans of others which have this for their school in Connaught, or getting up one object. If the conversion of their in Edinburgh, all-ALL are patiently | Roman Catholic neighbours is to be

1 performing their several parts in this attempted at all, many of them seem gigantic conspiracy against protestant to think that it belongs to English England. The serpent's great design is Christians to do whatever is to be done on that Eden of protestantism, and he rather than to themselves. The spirit has for years been stealing steadily to diffused by popery no doubt fosters wards it, and whether he has been now among them a feeling of helplessness ; taking a circuitous route to beguile the among the Romanists nothing depends simple, or again hiding amongst the on the people but everything on the flowers to elude the suspicious, or, as in priests--the priests who are themselves the late aggression, making à visible dependent on their immediate ecclespring, be assured of this one thing that siastical superiors—the superiors who ON HE COMES."

are themselves dependent on the higher The Grand Specific for the cure of authorities in Rome. The political cirIreland's maladies, Mr. Dill maintains cumstances of the island conduce also rightly, is the gospel of Christ. Every to this. England being the seat of form of personal and social happiness, government, and the wealthier country, he remarks, springs from love-love to the habit naturally arises of looking to England for everything. But much of zeal of their friend. That a version of the feebleness to which we refer origi- the New Testament should represent nates, we believe, in the habit of re- the emphasis of the original is part of ceiving assistance for religious purposes the rule that requires in a version from the public purse. The protestants general accuracy. A perversion of have been so accustomed to expect the emphasis is a perversion of meaning. British government to maintain protes- On that point all competent authorities tantism, by the pecuniary assistance must agree. The value of the Vatican afforded, not to episcopalians alone, but manuscript again is universally adto presbyterians also—to every form of mitted, and any one who calls attention protestantism that is sufficiently pre- to its reading does important service. dominant to meet the public eye, that But if we erroneously multiply emphasis voluntary effort to support their own and so prize any one manuscript as to worship and diffuse the gospel around, deem ourselves independent of other has seemed to them unnatural and human aid (p. 55), we defeat the very uncalled for. Even the assistance af- end we have in view, and build again forded by religious societies in England the doubts and uncertainty we were may be abused, and has been abused, we seeking to destroy. believe, in some degree; so that it is Let us illustrate these remarks. It incumbent on the administrators of is a common rule of Greek composition such aid to take care that the churches that the nominative pronoun of a verb in Ireland should be taught to cultivate is not expressed, unless it be emphatic. as much as possible their own resources, When expressed, such pronouns are and to take their part in missionary generally intended to give force or exertion. As in India, however, so in prominence to the persons or things Ireland, an important preparatory work they represent, and such prominence has been accomplished. Obstacles have ought clearly to be given in any version been removed; attention has been ex- of the passage that contains them. cited; desire for knowledge has suc- This principle Mr. Taylor applies to ceeded to the stupid contentment of the Four Gospels, engaging to apply it stone-blind votaries; and Providence is with others to the whole New Testarapidly breaking up the wretched social ment, if he be encouraged in his labours. framework that needed to be removed, A single verse will explain this part of to prepare the way for the enjoyment his plan. John xvii. 23, he points thus: of peace and love and righteousness, “E in them and thou in me that they under the sway of Him whose sceptre is may be made perfect in one; that the a straight sceptre, and whose dominion WORLD may know that thou has sent when once established shall never pass Me, and hast loved them as thou hast pass away.

loved Me.” The words here printed in Old English are in the Greek emphatic

pronouns, and by this type the emphasis The Emphatic New Testament, according to is marked in the version. The pronoun the authorized version, compared with the Me is also emphatic in Greek from various readings of the Vatican Manu- position, and the world is emphatic script. The Four Gospels. By John

(in Mr. Taylor's view) from the use of TAYLOR. London: Taylor, Walton, and

the article. By employing capitals Maberly, 1852. 8vo.

these kinds of emphasis are expressed, Here are two good ideas in danger and often with happy results. “Could of serious injury through the injudicious not THIS man which opened the EYES

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of the BLIND (John si. 37); "And he notes will prove welcome to the general whom thou now hast is not thy hus- reader, especially in the proposed second band,” John iv. 18; for example, express volume. In the gospels there are no accurately the exphasis of the original. various readings in that manuscript of See also Matt. iii. 14; viii. 9. John importance. The type adopted enables xix. 6, 7.

the reader to judge very fairly of the Unhappily this principle is pushed to general importance of various readings. an extreme. Six and twenty different “Jesus saith," i.e. with the article, is in cases are enumerated in which it is said the Vatican manuscript, “ Jesus saith,” that emphasis is expressed, while in i. e. without the article, Matt. xvii. 26. In many of them there is no emphasis at Mark vii. 36, our received text reads, all. Verbs for example in the infinitive “ He charged them ... they published mood and adverbs are made nouns in it.” The Vatican reads, “he charged Greek by prefixing the article, as in them ... they published it." The Mark vi. 48, Matt. viii. 18, and all such places of the emphatic pronouns being are marked by Mr. Taylor as em reversed. The general importance of phatic. Now the article is employed this manuscript, may be gathered from in such cases to meet the requirements the fact that ten out of a dozen or thirof grammar, and not to give peculiar teen important readings in the New force to the word. To print such in- Testament, which are adopted by all stances as emphatic confounds all pro- the great critics, Griesbach, Scholz, per notion of emphasis, and deprives Lachman, and Tischendorf, are found the ordinary reader of the advantages to agree with the Vatican. Unhappily which the general system advocated by the long standing promise of the Papacy Mr. Taylor is intended to confer. Could that this text is soon to be given to the six and twenty rules he gives be the world is still unredeemed; and the reduced to six, and really emphatic various readings it contains are known words be printed in emphatic type, a only through imperfect collations. great benefit would be conferred, and On the whole, we deem Mr. Taylor's the reader would be aided as much as book a useful addition to our stores. by a corrected version. Of course we The idea is a good one, and if his plan wish only the emphasis of the original, be confined to real emphasis and not more than that would be exposition and extended to merely grammatical forms, not translation.

it will throw much light on the sacred The various readings of the Vatican text. He has found a good horse; but manuscript which are given in foot- let him beware of riding him to death.

BRIEF NOTICE S.

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The Pictorial Family Bible, according to the “ Standard Edition,” we regard its progress

Authorized Version : containing the Old and with complacency, as it will afford valuable inNew Testaments. With copious Original struction to multitudes to whom the more Notes, by J. Kitto, D.D. London: W.S. expensive work would be inaccessible. It is an Orr and Co. 4to. Parts xxiv, and xxv. excellent family book, and exceedingly cheap. This reprint of the original edition of Kitto's The Bible and the Working Classes; being a Bible having proceeded as far as the seventh Series of Lectures delivered to the Working chapter of Luke's Gospel, we renew our testi. Classes of Bra Iford, Yorkshire, in 1851. By mony, that though it is not equal to the ALEXANDER WALLACE, Edinburgh. Second

VOL. XV.FOURTH SERIES.

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Thousand. London, Hamilton, Adams, and there are apparent discrepancies which a more Co. Pp. 298.

complete knowledge of facts than we possess

might reconcile, but to harmonize which reFeeling in common with

many Christian

quires much learning, and the sacrifice of men that for the appliances of Christianity to common prepossessions. The fewness of the be brought to bear on the operative classes in dates which are given, and the similarity be. this country something must be done ditferent tween discaurses which were delivered on from any efforts heretofore attempted, Mr. different occasions add to the difficulty of the Wallace, at that time a resident at Bradford, undertaking and the uncertainty which will be secured the Lecture room of the Mechanics' felt on many points when it is completed. Mr. Institute for an afternoon service specially in- Fuller has taken much pains with the present tended for this portion of the community, and work, and has succeeded in constructing a naraltogether unconnected with any religious sect rative which reads smoothly and yet is comor organization. There he delivered from week prehensive. In many families, sabbath schools, to week during the course of four months this and bible-classes, his publication will be acceptseries of popular addresses on “the Bible.” The able and useful. It includes a few explanatory plan proved eminently successful. Hundreds notes : many readers will wish that they had of working men attended from the town and been more numerous, but in that case they the neighbourhood around, numbers of whom could not have had the book on the same low prided themselves in being Freethinkers, and terms as those at which it is now presented to were disposed to treat both the claims and to them. teachings of the bible with disregard. At a large public meeting held after the services Scripture Teacher's Assistant, with Erplanawere brought to a close, the lecturer was re

tions and Lessons, designed for Sunday quested to publish the addresses which had

Schools and Families. By HENRY ALexcited so much interest; and eight of the most

London. Price One Shilling. influential religious men of Bradford subscribed

It is surprising that a man of so much exan amount sutlicient to defray the expenses of perience in the instruction of children, and the first thousand copies. The second thousand who enjoys so high a reputation among sabbath has just been published, and we wish it may be school teachers, should have published so very speedily followed by a third. We have read

poor a book as this is. We have heard of men the book with intense interest. The circum- of celebrity lending their names to be put on & stances in which it originated—the character title-page, and the question has occurred to us of the work itself—and the valuable results whether the good nature of Mr. Althans bas which may be anticipated as its fruit; all con- not led him to accommodate some friend in that tribute to yield bigb satisfaction. Here and way in tbis instance, The very first explanathere we have to complain of confusion of tion that is given is this : “ Bethlehem, a city of figure and a style which reminds us of the Judea.” Does not the word "city" convey finest writing of Theodore Parker and George to an English child, not to say a London Gilfillan. We must protest against this bigh child—and it is for “ London Sunday schools" pressure style. It is in bad taste-is becoming especially that the author has written an idea increasingly prevalent—and to young writers totally inapplicable to Bethlehem ? Such an has seductive charms. Apart from this we explanation is far worse than none.

And so heartily commend the volume to all classes of are these : “ Kingdom of heaven, Christ's our readers. Difficulties are not evaded; but kingdom of glory. Eternal bappiness." p. 33. stated and met. The claims of the bible to be Offended in me. Displeased with what I at once the messenger of God and the friend of teach." p. 38. The holy place. The holy man are advocated and sustained. There is no ground round the city of Jerusalem.” p. 64. sacrifice of essential truth for the sake of popu- Others are about equal to none; as, “ Was the larity. On the other hand, there is none of Son of God. I now believe that Jesus was the that offensive and feeble way of exhibiting Son of God.” p. 71. truth which has disgusted multitudes of all grades in this Christian land. May such The Economy of Prayer; in Principle, Prac. efforts as those of Mr. Wallace be multiplied

tice, and Result; deduced from the Lord's a thousand fold, and may the God of the bible Prayer. By JOSEPH EDE. Pp. 138. Lonabundantly bless them!

don: Houlston and Stonemap. The Bible Class Manual of the Life of Christ; in its import-more suggestive of thought-or

No part of scripture is more comprehensive or a Harmony of the Gospels, in a Continuous Narrative, with Notes and Questions. than that in which our Lord taught his dis

more interesting from collateral circumstances By ANDREW G. FULLER., London: B. L. ciples the manner after which they were to Green. 1852. Pp. x., 181. To reduce the memoirs of the four evan

pray. Hence in all ages of the church it has

been considered a fruitful theme for comment. gelists into one continuous narrative would Expositions of the “Lord's Prayer" however, seem to a person who had never attempted it a like lectures on the “Pilgrim's Progress," have much easier thing than it actually is. Sometimes one of the writers gives a fuller account

generally failed to impart either profit or in. of a transaction than any of the others, and

terest. Through ignorance of biblical truth yet passes over circumstances which they men

or want of sympathy with the exercise of tion, and which must therefore be introduced, subject bave, for the most part, served to illus

prayer, or general incompetency, writers on this though it is difficult to determine to what part trate the saying of an old Waldensian, “ This of his statement they belong. In many cases prayer can scarce be expounded completely by

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all the theologians in the world.” We have purged of the coarse imagery and language read this work, however, with interest and which, in common with many writings of that profit. Taking up in their order the several age, the early editions contained, and has been parts of the prayer, it shows the principles they in several respects altered that it may be better recognize the practice they enjoin--and the adapted to the present state of society and natural results they warrant us to expect. education. The object of the writer is twofold. Some of the conclusions are rather “far- To convince of sin by unfolding its character fetched,” and now and then an expression sa- and tracing out its sources, and to promote vours of affectation ; nevertheless, there is holiness by pointing out the hindrances and originality and vigour, both of thought and aids to the discovery of sin and also the graces style, which in these days of servile irnitation necessary to a holy life. The allegory is divided are quite refreshing. The writer is himself a into two parts. In the first part we have the man of prayer.

pursuit and apprehension of Sin. Sin is repreThe Course of Faith, or the Practical Believer justice, aided by many enemies to righteousness

sented as a thief, pursued by the officers of Delineated. By Jous ANGELL James. in his escape, at length taking refuge in the London : Hamilton, Adams, and Co. 16mo. house of Mistress Heart, who keeps a common

inn, a receptacle for all villains, profligates, and The deservedly popular author of this volume, thieves. 'In the second part we have the speaking of his writings generally, says, " To

trial. Conscience is the judge., and Old awaken the sinner, guide the inquirer, and aid

Man, Mistress Heart, Wilful Will, and Covetthe believer in the path of life-rather than to ousness are respectively tried and condemned. lead the student through the intricate laby- The dramatis persona, of whom we have only rinths of controversy or into the depths of mentioned a few, are for the most part well profound biblical knowledge – is the highest conceived and well sustained; and we have object which my literary ambition has ever led seldom read a book in which the workings, me to seek, or my own consciousness will ever springs, and aids of sin, and the hindrances to lead me to hope that I can obtain.” The conviction, are so clearly and forcibly depicted. design and execution of the work correspond | The developments of covetousness and its witb this avowal; and we doubt not that, as an

effects in the second part are admirable, and in experimental treatise, it will be acceptable and

this haste-to-get-rich age, well deserve the useful to thousands. The subjects of its chap- thoughtful perusal of every person. ters are Faith in General — Faith in Justifica- Letters to a Romanist. No. 1. The Doctrine tion-Faith in relation to Sanctification-the

of Popery as taught by the Church of Rome. Joy of Faith-the Work of Faith--Faith's No. 11. The Supremacy of the Pope. No. Victory over the World --Faith in Prayer- III. Auricular Confession. No. IV. The Faith in Hearing the Word-Strong Faith,

Worship of the Virgin Mary. No. V. The including the Assurance of Faith-- Faith in

Worship of Saints, Images, and Relics. reference to the Blessings of this Life-Faith's No. VI. The Doctrines of Purgatory and exercise in reference to Affliction-Faith in

Prayers for the Dead. . VII, The Docreference to Death-Faith in its relation to

trine of Transubstantiation and the Mass. Heaven. We are rather surprised that with

By a Quiet Looker-on, Scarborough: A. these chapters there is not one on Faith in the

Russell. 12mo. Resurrection of the Dead. We have long been of opinion that this primary article of

If this gentleman had continued to look on faith in the primitive church does not hold the quietly, instead of writing these tracts and same place in modern theology as it holds in sending them to the press, it would doubtless the apostolic writings; but we should have have been more pleasant to the Roman Catholic Jonked for a much fuller reference to it from clergy around him than the course he has pursuch a man as Mr. James. A single paragraph sued. : Quiet, as the author professes to be, on the subject, in so large a book as this, would

there is nothing in his production adapted to not have seemed enough, we think, to Paul, tranquillize those of his readers who are advoThe last chapter, also, on Faith in its relation

cates of the system on which he animadverts; to Heaven, is in our view vague and unsatis- and practices of the apostate church we have

for a more unsparing exposure of the maxims factory, not recognizing duly the superiority of the ultimate state of Bappiness to which the illustrating the abominations of Auricular Con

Whether it was discrect or not, in New Testament scriptures teach us to look forward.

fession, to translate some of the quotations from

Dens and Bailey, and place them within the
Sin Apprehended, Tried, and Condemned; being reach of English readers, young and old, is a

the reprint of a book entitled, The Isle of question on which there will be difference of
Man," first published in 1627. By RICHARD opinion ; argument may be adduced in favour
BERNAND, rector of Batcombe, Somerset. of the affirmative as well as the negative; and
Now edited by the Rev. D. F. Jarman, B.A.

we will not undertake to pronounce judgment; Minister of Bedford Episcopal Chapel

, St. but certainly there are many things in these George's, Bloomsbury. London: Nisbet and letters for which it would not have been easy Co, 16mo. pp. 113.

We have not observed, however, any This ingenious allegory was first published in thing unfair or dishonourable. The author, who 1627 and must then have met with great favour dates from Scarborough, has cultivated an exas it reached the sixth edition during the year tensive acquaintance with the writings of Roof its publication. Since then it has frequently manists, and he is turning his knowledge thus been reprinted. The present edition has been | laboriously acquired to good account.

to procure the imprimatur of Cardinal Wise

min.

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