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We have not yet had space to review the Doctor's Standard of Calholicity, but have not forgotten it.

A Friendly Address on Baptismal Re.

generation. By the Right Rev. Alex. ANDER Jolly, D.D., late Bishop OP MORAY. New Edition, with a Short Account of the Author. By the Rev. PATRICK CHEYNE, M.A., St. John's Chapel, Aberdeen. London : Burns. 1842. Pp. 46.

A CLEAR and succinct treatise on the subject announced and on several others. It contains also an admirable review and ra. tionale of our daily service. (See p. 410 below.) Like the other writings of that excellent and truly exemplary and primitive Prelate, it is very valuable.

The Substance of luo Inaugural 4d.

dresses, delivered at St. Peter's Com. mercial School, Mile End, 1841, and at the Church nf England Commercial School for Rotherhithe and Bermondsey. By THOMAS JACKSON, M.A., Incumbent of St. Peter's, Mile End, London. London : Smith, Elder and Co. 1812.

This elegant and beautifully got-up pamphlet is also elegant, eloquent, and forcible in style ; and shows Mr. Jackson to be well acquainted with, as well as deeply interested in, the very important subject on which he treats. It is further valuable as fully describing the plans in general, and the hourly employments of each class in the commercial schools with which he is connected.

Baptismal Regeneration compared with the

word of God and the standards of the Church of England. In reply to the Rev. Capel Molyneux.' By PRESBYTER. London : Fellowes. 1842. Pp. 136.

This pamphlet, which we anticipated as then announced, when reviewing Mr. Molyneux's pamphlet, will be found a satisfactory answer thereto.


A Sober Inquiry; or, Christ's Reign with

His Saints 1000 Years modestly asserleil from Scripture ; together with Answers to Objections. Second Edition. First printed 1660; now reprinted, with an Advertisement, by the Rev. E. Bicker•

London : Darling. 1842. Pp. 139. Small 12mo.

Those who are interested in the Mil. lennial question, will read this with interest. The author treats the subject with the confidence of conviction, but not with that overweening dogmatism which is apt to characterise so many Millenarians. The doctrine may be true. It has been held by some of the most holy and learned in ancient and modern times. Our Church has left it as an open point. Glorious times are predicted to which we do well to look forward. Time, the sure interpreter of prophecy, will show whether the reign of Christ on earth will be personal or spiritual. He will “ come to be our Judge.”

Trocts on Christian Doctrine and Prac.

lice. Vol. 3. London : Burns, 1842. This contains many excellent tracts.

Some Scripture Texls on the Second

Coming of the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ in Glory at the Commencement of the Millennium. London : Nisbet. 1842. Pp. 19.

This little pamphlet may be recommended on the same footing as the foregoing.

Subbalh Sludies upon Life, Death, In

corporeal Existence, the Resurrı ction, Providence, and Prayer. By the au. thor of " A Synopsis of the Evidences of Christianity." London: Macardy, Doc. tors' Commons. 1842.

The work also first contains « Sabbath Studies” on the Deity, and the moral law. The term “ Sabbath” is not quite correct. The “Lord's day, commonly called Sunday,” is the Christian, and in this country the legal, description of the first day of the week. Our Scotch neighbours, and En. glish dissenters, however, speak of Sabbath observance and Sabbath schools. --- The book, howerer, has much good sense, and useful matter in it, albeit there are defects. We are aware that the common idea of the expression “ the name of the Lord” in the third commandment refers merely to the utterance of the word. “ Studies” might have led the author to see that the Scripture use of the name” includes primarily, not impliesby analogy, all that God has revealed of himself; and that the third article of the law forbids all, in thought, word, or deed, that takes any part of it “ in vain."

A Short Treatise on the Mode of Assessing

Tithe Commutation-Rent Charges to the Parish Rales, chiefly designed for the Benefit of Incumbents. By ĒD. MUND CARLYON, Solicitor, St. Austell. London : Longmans. Pp. 21.

A very clear statement of principles, upon which the Clergy may learn how to obtain an equitable rating, so as to obviate the necessity of an expensive Appeal. If after all they find it necessary to consult a legal adviser, this little work will prepare them to converse with him on any special difficulties.

The Treene Constitution of the Mind.

Screen. By the Rex, HENRY MACKENZIE, M.A., Minister of St. James's, Bermondsey. London : Hamilton and Adanis; Smith and Elder; Wix.

The preacher has clearly discussed, and practically applied, the important language used in Scripture l'especting our nature, as consisting of body, soul, and spirit ; in what therefore consists our corruption, and in what the remedy thereof, provided by the Gospel. The Nalional Psulmist.

By C, D, HACKETT, Parts VI. and VII. London : Simpkin and Marshall.

We noticed the first fire parts of this work in July; and are glad to be able to say that it proceeds satisfactorily. We hare played over the contents of these two parts, and have been much gratified. They contain original tunes, by the Editor, Dr. Crotch, Professor Thomson, of Edinburgh, Mr. Goss, the Organist of St. Paul's, the late S. Wesley, Mr. Gauntlett, Rev. W. H. Havergal, Dr. Camidge, and Professor Walmisley; and are principally for what are called particular metres, for which we have so few good tunes, the entire work will be a complete manual for a choir : and we are glad to observe that the Editor has announced that the treble, alto, tenor, and bass part will also be published separately. This will very much facilitate the supply of choirs.

account of his conversion from heathenism, displays in a powerful manner the abundant grace of God shed in his heart. The importanceof baptism, and the use of prayer, are plainly and usefully shown. The conversion also of Eric (Iro's brother), his want of true faith, his being caught in the wiles of Satan, the struggle between the passions of nature, and the workings of Christianity, are well conceived ; and the result offers consolation and encouragement to those, whose desire and duty it is to bring back a wandering sheep to the fold of Christ. The beauty of holiness is pero sonified in Verena, the sister : she is the perfection of sisterly love and devotion, bodying forth loveliness of heart and soul.

The conduct of Ivo, after his return from his bishop, is a model of humility, patience and trust in God, under a sense of innocence, as regards the crime imputedhis implicit obedience to his bisbop, may very profitably be studied by those young divines, who, with more zeal than diseretion, endeavonr to pursue a line of conduct unsanctioned by their superior ordinary, or by the usages of their Church. The narrative parts are very interesting, and the style impressive; we have much pleasure in recommending this little volume to the Catholic Christian's favour.

The Church Builders; or, Duys of Yorp,

and Duys That Are. A Poen, in two Parts. By ERASMUS Yorick, BA. Oxon. London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1842. Pp. 44.

AJUSING and spirited ; containing much truth; but rather too satirical, and we fear the satire might by some persons be applied to parties who are undeserving of such censure. Satire is a dangerous weapon when applied, ever so correctly, and even meritedly, to religious persons and partics. We think better of the notes than of the poem.

The City of the Normans : or, Three Days

at Nauvoo, in 1812. By Rev. H. Caso WALL, Prof. of Divinity in Kemper Col. lege, Missouri. Rivingtons.

Those especially of the clergy, and others who live in those neighbourhoods of our land, in which the emissaries of Mormonism bave intruded, to “beguile unstable souls,” should possess themselves of this cheap work (82 pages), that they may be aware of the worse than Southcoitian delusion, and barefaced imposture and miseryinficting deception-- to which our fellow men, here and in America, are subject. From Preston, Ribchester, Clitheroe, &c., have multitudes gone to join this " Church of the latter days." " Itinerant preachers among the Methodists and Calvinists have joined the unholy compact; farmers, labourers, mechanics, and others, whoerer could supply the needful, have been persuaded to sell their property, and emigrate to Nauvoo.” We hope to revert to the painful subject. A Hand-book for the Architecture, Sculp

ture, Tombs, and Decorations of Wesle uninster Abbey; with ffty-six embellish. ments on wood, engrared by ladies; and four etchings by David Cox, jun. By FELIX SUMNERLY. London: Bell and Wood. 1842. Pp. 148. 12mo. The cover presents us with the ** Arcades

Ito and Verena. A Talo. London :

Burns. 12mo. The perusal of this little work is as refreshing to the Christian as dew to the parched parterre. It is written with a view to awaken pious feelings, and io instil into the young the necessity and value of those solemn ordinances which belong to our holy religion ; but the reader must be ac. quainted with the historical parts of the New Testament, fully to estimate its value.

The character of Ivo is one of Christian charity, meekness, and truo piety. The

Novins, Esq. from John, xii. 24, is very impressive, and not merely instructive 10 all Christians, but especially to all who assist the Christian pastor in his school. Would that all the ieachers in Yorkshire schools were like the deceased, and that his mantle may descend on thrice thei number!

We mentioned, but had not time to recommend, Archdeacon Wilberforce's four Sermons before her Majesty (Burns. Pp. 102.) We do so now. The subjects areThe Widow of Nain-The Virgin MaryThe Canaanitish Mother-The Punislıment of Jacob's Sin. Our Sovereign heard faithful preaching; and commanded its publication for our benefit.

LITERARY NOTICES Of books announced, received, or published.

N.B. The list is given for the informa. tion of our readers as to facts. We give no opinion of the works, either because of want of time to read, or space to review them.

in the Chapter House, as originally decorated” with rich "painting and gilding; the title-page, and almost every page, with engravings of the parts and objects de. scribed. Thus will the purchaser of the hand-book be prepared for a visit to the Abbey, and will have memorials to aid his recollection afterwards. The book is well written ; there is nothing superfluous, and little addition seems requisite to make it fully serve its professed purpose, although occupying only 112 pages. The remaining thirty-six are devoted to chronological tables of the architecture, catalogues of ad. measurements, canopies, brasses, &c. Selected Letters. Edited by the Rev. T.

CHAMBERLAIN. London: Burns. (Vol. 23. "

Englishman's Library.”) AssureDLY “ to familiarise people with the names of Taylor and Hooker, and Nelson and Ken, and Walton and Jones of Nayland, is itself a good work, and suitable to these times, when there appears to be a decided taste for reading, with but little discrimination as to the manner of gratifying it.” From the above, and many others, we have here Selected Letters on education and entering on life-on difficul. ties in religion--on character and conduct in private life-and on public duties.

SINGLE SERMONS.--We hare before us a very striking sermon (Rivingtons) by the Rev. S. M. ANDERSON of Brighton, preached at Bermondsey, at the fiftieth anniversary of the institution of the Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb. In treating his text, Luke iv. 17, 18, 19, he “ does the work of an Evangelist," and then, as a philanthro. pist, describes the calamitous situation of those born deaf, the statistics of that class of the asilicted objects of our Saviour's miracles, and the remedies which Christian sympathy has succeeded in providing. We earnestly recommend the discourse to those interested in such institutions, and to others that they may be so.

Edification of the body of Christ by the unity of faith and knowledge, preached at the visitation at Penzance in July, by the Rev. E. Shuttleworth, the incumbent of Penzance (Burns), is so valuable, that we do not wonder the Bishop of Exeter commanded, and the clergy requested, its publication. There are in it many very con. cise, forcible, and imporlant remarks ; more especially those towards the conclusion on the tendency to secession from the Church among the thoughtful portion of the lower and rural classes. Text, Eph. iv. 11-13.

The Rev. G. Ayliffe Poole’s Sermon, preached at St. James's Church, Leeds, the day after the funeral of Edward

Holland's British PSALMISTS. — We learn that Mr. Holland is about to publish Records, Biographical and Literary, of upwards of one hundred and fifty authors who have rendered the whole or parts of the Book of Psalms into English verse, with specimens of the different versions. The leading design of the author, we understand, is, to do something like justice to a subject which must be interesting to the English reader in a three-fold degree-namely, as belonging to Biblical literature, as forming a branch of the history of the poetry of this country, and as pertaining to our public worship. The work will form two vols. Sro., and be published early in December.

Ælfric Society.--The object of this Society, under the Presidency of Lord Francis Egerton, is to publish those Anglo. Saxon and other early English literary monuments, both civil and ecclesiastical, which illustrate the early state of England, but which are either as yet unpublished, or require more correct editions. The works are to be published in uniform 8vo. volumes, containing the originals, and a translation. It is proposed to commence with The Homi. lies of the Anglo-Saxon Church, of which a considerable portion, whether originals or translations, are ascribed to the learned prelate by whose name the Society is designated; to be followed by The Lives of the Anglo-Saxon Saints, The Anglo-Saxon Chron cle, the works of King Alfred, viz., his version of Bede's Ecclesiastical History, of Gregorius de Curi Pastorali, and of Orosius; and other valuable early te. Toains.

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All Saints' Day.

called The Apostolical Constitutions, the col.

lector of which set the name of St. Clement Nov. 1.-The example of Christ's first of Rome at the head of them. The comand most faithful followers, who, for the pilation all must acknowledge to be of love of him, laid down their lives, strongly early date ; but the lower it is set, the incites us to aspire continually aster higher higher rises the argument which may be degrees of divine love, and all the holy vir. raised from it against the original or early tues of faith and patience. Members as we use of those devotional addresses to saints are of the same Holy Catholic Church, the and angels, which afterwards found their mystical body of Christ, washed in the same way into the Divine offices, making a for. laver of regeneration, strengthened with the bidding intermixture of creature with Crea. came heavenly bread, and refreshed with the tor ; who has declared that he will not give same enlivening cup, drinking all into one to another the honour due unto his name, Spirit,--- most inexcusable shall we be if we But no such addresses, not even to the Vir. sit down in sloth, or faint by the way, when gin mother herself, the most highly hoChrist so strengthens us; and the examples noured of all creatures, are to be found in of his grace assure us of victory if we will any of the devotional offices of the Consti. press forward toward the mark for the prize tutions; as neither is there any indication of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. or footstep of them to be traced in that

Great advantage, therefore, for our edi. other work ascribed to St. Dionysius the fication in faith and holiness, may be made Areopagite, which gives good insight into by derout attendance upon the service of the mode and particulars of Liturgy in the these inferior boly.days annexed to the Primitive Church, under the title of The Sundays, the spirit of them all being one Ecclesiastical Hierarchy. In those early and the same. Called to be saints, as all offices, nothing is to be seen like wbat is Christians are, fellow.citizens with the now to be read both in the Greek and saints in the household of God, and can- Latin Services; not a single Pray for us, didates for glorious immortality, these me. could even that be defended ; far less morials of their highly.finished race will be such direct addresses as involve the attri. a constant call to follow them as they fol. butes of Divinity. The saints, insterd of lowed Christ, in the strength of that grace being the objects, are rather the subjects of for which we pray in the beautiful Collect prayer, for the increase of their joy, and which concludes and embraces the whole.- ihe consummation of it, in the glorious reBishop Jolly.

surrection. The only object of worship The inost early modes of worship, in its and adoration in those teoks is the one object, its parts, and circumstances, are God, in three equally divine perors, Fa. most minutely to be traced in the work ther, Son, and Holy Ghost.--Bishop Jolly,


Twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity.

Nov. 20.-We are now come to the last Sunday of this season, the service of the twenty-fifth ; which, whether the number, according to the time of Easter, be greater or less, is always reserved to closc it up. It serves, indeed, as a connecting link of the season which ends, and that which is about to begin, Christ the divine Messiah, Saviour of the world, being all in all, first and last, beginning and end.

The season after Trinity is specially dedicated to the doctrine of good works, the fruits of faith. But although, for better and more accurate learning, we contemplate them severally, we never do sepa. rate them in the course of the Christian life.

The Collect for the last Sunday of the season accords with that for the first, con. fessing the weakness of fallen nature, and fixing our whole trust only in the help of God's grace, which alone can order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men, and render them pleasing to God by obedience to his commandments. And now, for increasing and brightening this prin. ciple of obedience, we pray that he would rouse our languid and lazy wills, and stir them up, as fire is stirred to shake off its earthly ashes, that it may burn clear and flame out; so we being incited by the breath of the Almighty, the Divine Spirit which he breathes upon his Church, may be animated to bring forth in abundance those fruits of righteousness, those good works, according lo which, but not for which, we shall be proportionably re. warded ; they being (according to the old expression) the way that leadeth to the kingdom, but not the cause of our reigning, which He alone of infinite merit is, who is the way, the truth, and the life. In itself considered, our righteousness, at best, is but as filthy rags. Our true clothing is Christ, whose gracious title, to our great and endless comfort, in the Scripture for the Epistle, is The LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. It is chosen with a particular aspect to Advent, the coming days (“Behold the days come, saith the Lord,") cheered, enlightened, and animated by the Glorious Sun of righteousness, who feeds the hungry famishing soul with miraculous food, surpassing nature's sustenance : which could be procured and dispensed only by that great and truly divine Prophet, whose coming into the world we are about to celebrate in the de. votions of the ensuing holy season. And this is the spiritual import of the holy Gospel.--Bishop Jolly.


Advent Sunday. Nor. 27.–The word Adrenl signifies coming,--the coming of Christ. His ex. pected coming, the desire of all nations, to accomplish the redemption of our ruined race, was the supporting hope of man from Adam's fall-foretold by all God's holy prophets since the world began, and certified by the strongest assurances of mercy and truth. At length, bis immediate harbiit. ger appeared, the prophet of the Highest, going before the face of the Lord, and announcing his Advent just at hand. The morning star, the dawn of day ushering in the rising sun, the eastern light-the day. spring from on high.

With this glorious revolution, turning darkness into light, and the shadow of death into the morning, the Church begins her day and year, either word expressing the same thing-her course of salvation. She does not calculate according to the sun in the visible heavens, which is only the shadow of glory, but according to the course of that essentially resplendent and everrising Sun, whose glory is above the hea.

The Church now, by her admirable offices, altogether spiritual, and truly evan. gelical, loudly calls upon her children, to lay hold of the morning and arise early : “ Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. The time of ignorance is past, and the light is come, leaving those altogether without excuse, who walk on still in darkness, in error and vice. For with the first, the Se. cond Advent of Christ, the great and dreadful day of the Lord is proclaimed, in which He will judge the world in righteousness, and give every man according as his works shall be.

The very comprehensive Collect for this day specially, but which is repeated every day as proper to the season, fully and feelingly instructs us in the design of it. For all the admirable prayers of the Liturgy are doctrinal, as well as devotional--they enlighten the understanding, while they warm the affections.

The proper Lessons for this season, and down to the approach of Lent, are taken out of the grand prophecy of Isaiah, which the Church passing over, both in the Ca. lendar and course of the Sunday Lessons, reserved as most proper for our devout contemplation and religious instruction at this time. The glad tidings of salvation by the glorious achievements of the divine Messiah are by him so clearly announced, that he, in an especial manner, is called the Evangelical Prophet.-Bishop Jolly.

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