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superseded by any other that as yet ap- happy skill of the engraver, or the peared. Translator's Preface, p. 5. . sound judgment of the compiler. They
Unquestionably there is no point have well performed their respective more important than the one at issue parts: and, as metaphysicians have between the orthodox and the dis- been pleased to determine that the ciples of Socinus and Crellius,- of beauty of the rose does not proceed Priestley and Lindsey. Atonement for merely from its colours or its external sin by the sacrifice of Christ is the form, but is the compound effect of fundamental doctrine of Christianity. each associated with the idea of its If that doctrine be proved to be erro odour, so we are inclined to proneous, the sacrifices of the Levitical nounce of the manual before us, that dispensation are unmeaning pieces of its matter and its manner greatly serve mummery;--there is no harmony be- to recommend it to our favourable retween the law and the gospel ;—the gard. Our readers will easily apprephraseology of the inspired volume is ciate its merits when they learn that utterly unintelligible and deceitful. this exquisite bouquet is composed of The utility of such translations as the spicy flowers selected from Archbishop one before us, is undeniable: and the Leighton, Bishops Patrick, Hall, Spartalent with which Mr. Allen has exe- row, Andrews, Ken, Jeremy Taylor, cuted his task, is well worthy of the Dean Colet, Sir Thomas More, Dean transcendent excellence of the original Addison, Theodore Beza, and other Dissertations of Dr. Outram, of whom sources of peculiar worth. The vohis able Translator has given us the lume consists of some preparatory defollowing biographical notice :
votions and meditations, and some
preparatory prayers. Then follows The author's name was Owtram, but Latinizing it for this work, he wrote it
the Holy Communion, with the RuOutramus; and this way of spelling with
bricks : to which are subjoined, some out the termination has been so generally
meditations from Bishop Wilson. The retained. that the Translator thought it concluding portion of this little volume best to conform to it. Dr. Outram was a consists of devotions after the comnative of Derbyshire, and born in the year munion, divided into suitable medita1625. He was entered of Trinity College, tions and prayers, which are followed Cambridge, where he took his degree of by some appropriate reflections on the B. A. and obtained a fellowship. In 1649 Eucharist, from Bishop Ken. We had he took his degree of M. A., and in 1660 almost forgotten to notice the Introthat of D. D. He was presented to the duction, which is gathered from ArchRectory of St. Mary, Woolnoth, in London;
bishop Leighton, and may serve as a afterwards, in 1669, he was collated to the
specimen of the manual, which reflects Archdeaconry of Leicester; and during the
so much credit upon the provincial following year, he was installed Prebendary of St. Peter's Church, in Westminster. In
press of Mr. Combe. 1677, he published the work, of which the
When a natural eye looks upon the present volume is a translation. He died
sacrament, to wit, of the Lord's Supper, it in 1679.-Pref. p. 4. apud notas.
finds it a bare and mean kind of ceremony. Take care there be not any of you that
come to it, and partake of it, with others Corpus Christi. Devotions, selected from
who prize it little, have but few conceits
' of it, and do indeed find as little in it as the Works of the older Divines, you look for. But what precious consolaadapted to the celebration of the tion and grace doth a believer meet with at Lord's Supper, according to the use this banquet! How richly is the table of the Church of England and Ire- furnished to his eye! What plentiful valand. London: Hamilton, Adams, rieties employ his hand and taste! What and Co. Leicester: Combe. 12mo. abundance of rare dainties! Yet there is Of this neat little volume, affec
nothing but one here : but that one is all
things to the believing soul: it finds His tionately dedicated to the memory of
love is sweeter than the richest wine to the Edward Thomas Vaughan, late Vicar
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heads; references are made to passages in which words are used in peculiar acceptations; and examples are quoted of unusual combinations of language. Besides the radical words, several hundred inffections, principally irregular, have beeu introduced in their alphabetical order; and they have been so selected as to form, as it were, a key to all the other irregularities occurring in the New Testament; thus affording to the young student, as well as to those whose reading is more critical and discriminating (but who may not be able to purchase larger and more expensive Lexicons,) every desirable facility for the correct understanding of the Greek Testament. This Lexicon is very neatly printed, and is sold at a reasonable price.
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the Visitation held in the Cathedral Church ries with it marks of having come
at Calcutta, June 20, 1828, by the late
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Lord Bishop of Calcutta : with a Memoir and accuracy of thought; yet it is
of the time the Bishop lived in India, highly pleasing to see the unassuming
gathered from his Letters and Memoranmanner in which the author has let
dums. By Edward James, M. A. Prebenhimself down to the hearts and under dary of Winchester, and Examining Chapstandings of the poor soldiers to whom lain to the Lord Bishop of the Diocese. he writes. There is a depth of good The Mutual Recognition and exalted feeling and of sober piety breathing Felicity of Departed Saints, in Letters to through every page. It is so in the a bereaved Friend. By Robert Meek. First part, in which he has taken pains Scripture Sketches ; with other Poems to select those passages from the Li
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culties of Romanism, entirely re-written, to clothe thoughts of piety in that kind and much enlarged. of scriptural language, which more im A Manual of the Rudiments of Theomediately alludes to the warrior's logy, containing an Abridgment of Bishop profession. Let any one examine the Tomline's Theology, and of Pearson on Table of Contents—the ejaculations at the Creed, with an Explanation of the the beginning, and the observations at Thirty-nine Articles, for the use of Stuthe close of any one prayer or thanks
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A volume of Sermons, by the Author of
the Living and the Dead. private readings, and we are sure that
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work, entitled, The Harmony of the Law of the utility of this little book. There
and the Gospel) is printing a Treatise on is also between the first and second Confirmation, with Pastoral Discourses part a simple but earnest address to applicable to Confirmed Persons. the military in general; and gladly would we quote passages from it did our space allow. We must, however, PREPARING FOR PUBLICATION. content ourselves with simply recom
The Rev. George Croly bas in preparamending it to the perusal of our
tion, a Complete History of the Jews, in readers, and join with the author in Ancient and Modern Times, in three vols. his wish, “that this humble attempt 8vo. The work is expected speedily to may help those forward to the attain appear. ment of immortal life, who, in defence Letters on the Physical History of the of our temporal blessings, are so ready
Earth, addressed to Professor Blumenbach. to hazard that which is mortal.”
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LUKE XVIII. 9-14. And he spake this parable unto certain that trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others : Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the Publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you this man went down to his house justified rather than the other : for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased ; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Of all the oracles pronounced by human wisdom there is assuredly none so sensible as “Learn to know thyself.” It was engraven, in letters of gold, upon one of the most famous temples of antiquity; and it ought to be written, in indelible characters, on every heart. It is in vain that we acquire a knowledge of the world and its affairs, if we are ignorant of what is passing within ourselves. We shall ever act, as it were, by chance, if we know not what becomes us best, or what can render us most happy. But if ignorance of ourselves, and the presumption which must follow it, are so fatal to us in the ordinary concerns of life, and in our relations with men, they are much more so in religion, and with reference to God. You may be assured of this, my brethren, by the parable which I have ju t read to you.
The folly of the presumptuous man, who seems to think that he is without reproach, and who, in the language of St. Paul, " deceiveth himself, - thinking himself to be something when he is nothing :" and the goodness of the Christian, who, after having been proved in the sight of God;-after having examined his actions and probed his heart; - after having pierced its obscurities by. the divine light of the gospel, discovers and acknowledges his sins, and promises to abandon them, are the things which the Saviour wished to set before us in their true and appropriate colours. These, therefore, are the subjects upon which I shall address you, and which this day we ought to make the means of furthering our instruction in the will of Christ.
“ Two men,” says our Lord, “ went up into the temple to pray." What a blessed institution is that which thus enables us, amidst the sorrows, the pains, and the sufferings of mortality, to repose our wearied heads upon the bosom of the Lord, and to look up from the darkness of the tempest and the trouble of the storm, unto that eternal “rest which remaineth for the people of God!” How beautiful is the idea that our assemblage in the sanctuary elevates our souls to that Almighty Being who directs the world ; without whose leave “a sparrow falls not to the ground,” and who has taught us that “where two or three are gathered together in his name, there is he in the midst of them.” Doubtless he delights to see the congregation of his children in “ the place where his honour
dwelleth ; "- to see them coming to his temple, not from custom or for form's sake, or from human motives ; but moved by gratitude and love, and humbled by a sense of sin, and by the knowledge of their want of a Redeemer. This alone can give true rest or happiness to man. How, then, can any undervalue such a privilege! How can they absent themselves from the sanctuary; and instead of coming to draw comfort from the wells of salvation, give themselves up to sloth or worldly ease, or the inclinations of their hearts ; forgetful of the solemn duty of the sabbath ;- neglecting Him who “maketh sore,” and who only “bindeth up.” Job v. 18. And are there none of those present who think it right to make, at least, appearances of piety, who do not serve him “in spirit and in truth?” God readeth the heart, when man can only see the countenance. He knoweth who do, and who do not, worship him sincerely : and though to outward observation there may be no difference, his Spirit easily distinguishes the sincere and humble penitent from the lukewarm, unsanctified, time-serving hypocrite.
Convinced of these truths, the Jews never shewed any indifference to the glorious privilege of entering into the house of God. Three times a day did they make their public prayers in the temple at Jerusalem. And besides these stated times, at every hour were seen some faithful and devout persons in the act of adoration. Of this number apparently were those of whom our Saviour speaks in the text. He simply calls them men; and only designates them by their sect and their employment. Before God all persons are simply men. In his presence all distinctions cease, and every rank becomes the same. God alone is great; and the first in his eyes is he who is most attentive to his word; and whose heart is the most humble, most docile, and most submissive.
“Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican.” The Publicans, who were receivers of the taxes imposed by the Romans, were exceedingly hated by the Jews. They were considered men of a suspected probity. They were regarded as persons of bad character; and were commonly designated by the name of sinners. For the hate, which naturally was excited in the Jews against the Roman oppressors of their race, was visited upon the heads of those, who, devoted to their service, shewed little of attachment to their own country, and but little sensibility to the opinions of their fellow-citizens. The Pharisees, on the contrary, were men whose exactness, in the observance of the law, was a proverb in Israel. They spared nothing to impose upon the people. In the streets and public places of the city did they stop to make long prayers. Their alms they openly distributed, assembling the distressed by the sound of the trumpet. Their garments were bordered with phylacteries ; i. e. large bands of parchment, upon which were written sentences of scriptures, in order to convince the world that they were penetrated with a sense of its importance; that it was engraven in their hearts as well as opened to their eyes; and that in their worldly transactions they never lost sight of it. They submitted to great austerities; and to announce by a name what they pretended to be, they called themselves Pharisees, which signifies