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ing upon the consciences of its members. P. 21.
After the extracts we have given, it would be superfluous to add a word in commendation of this excellent discourse. We sincerely trust that it had its due effect upon those who heard it; and that the Church at Abergavenny is filled with a devout congregation, worshipping God in the beauty of holiness.
defect of the regular ministry, cultivating only a waste and neglected vineyard, and bringing the tidings of the Gospel to a benighted or forgotten people. Too often is it the very reverse of all this; too often is a conscientious and zealous minister molested in his sacred duty, thwarted in the most holy exercise of his functions, and defrauded of those disciples whom he was willing and anxious to train in the right way. Where the harvest is indeed plenteous, and the labourers are few, we cannot blame the services even of those whom our Lord hath not hired. But to enter upon another man's labours—to draw away the sheep of his fold — to weaken their reverence and attachment to their appointed guide, when he is still at his post, and faithful to his charge, is conduct which stands plainly condemned in almost every page of the apostolic writings, and is one of those acts of disobedience which, although I never wish to see them punished by human laws, will doubtless incur the displeasure of Him that judgeth righteously at the last day.-P. 11.
His Lordship then proceeds to point out the admirable helps to devotion, afforded by the Liturgy and Ordinances of the Church of England, and instances, more especially, the incitement to social worship, which the introduction of Psalmody, and more especially the responses, are calculated to produce. The concluding remarks we cannot withhold from our readers :
Happy indeed is that parish in which all are able and willing to unite in public prayer, in hearing God's word read and explained, and in participation of the Holy Communion, according to the pattern left us by the earliest times, and at the hands of their Lord's appointed ministers. But where this blessing cannot be had to the degree we would earnestly desire, still let nothing be wanting on our part that may conduce towards such an union. Charitable and kind behaviour is due to all our neighbours, and it will tend, among other things, to disarm prejudice, and to dispose men to a candid consideration, whether they are not really pursuing a wrong course, and acting in disobedience to their Lord's will. But let not charity and liberality ever degenerate into indifference about the duties of religion. Never let it lead you to compromise your faith, or to confirm men in heresy or schism by representing that to be of little moment, which all the first teachers of Christianity inculcated in every church they founded, as most bind
Two Dissertations on Sacrifices: the
first on all the Sacrifices of the Jews, with remarks on some of those of the Heathens : the second on the Sacrifice of Christ : in both which the general doctrine of the Christian Church on these subjects is defended against the Socinians. By William Outram, D.D. formerly Prebendary of Westminster. Translated from the original Latin, with additional Notes and Indexes by John Allen, Author of Modern Judaism, &c. &c. Second Edition. London: Holdsworth and Ball. 1828. 8vo. Pp. 400. Price 9s.
Mr. Allen has performed a very acceptable service with much judgment and careful fidelity. Amidst the fearful signs of the times, when between no-belief and mis-belief, the ark of Christ's Church seems to be assailed with no ordinary perils, it is matter of congratulation, we think, to those pious few, who would earnestly contend for the faith, to see a second edition of such works as the one on our table called for by the public. The partisans of Socinians being so mischievously industrious in the propagation of their pestilent heresy, it is more than time to loose the giants of orthodoxy from the fetters with which a dead language has so long and so injuriously bound them: and therefore we cordially thank the learned Translator of Dr. Outram's unanswerable Treatise, of which it is well said, that
Few books of doctrinal theology have obtained such concurrent testimonies of high approbation from the most competent judges among Christians of various communions ; and though the same principles have been ably defended in numerous treatises, this work cannot justly be considered as at all
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. his 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
the Holy Communion, with the RuLatinizing it for this work, he wrote it
bricks : to which are subjoined, some Outramus; and this way of spelling without 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
finds it a bare and mean kind of ceremony. in 1679.-Pref. p. 4. apud notas.
Take care there be not any of you that come to it, and partake of it, with others
who prize it little, have but few conceits Corpus Christi. Devotions, selected from
of it, and do indeed find as little in it as the Works of the older Divines,
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 tionately dedicated to the memory
things to the believing soul: it finds His
love is sweeter than the richest wine to the Edward Thomas Vaughan, late Vicar
taste, or best odours to the smell; and that of St. Martin's, Leicester, it is difficult
delightful word of his, “ Thy sins are forto say whether it be most indebted to
given thee,” is the only music to a disthe good taste of the book-binder, the tressed conscience.
you look for.
The Scripture Testimony to the Messiah : heads; references are made to pas
an Inquiry with a view to a satisfac- sages in which words are used in tory determination of the Doctrine peculiar acceptations; and examples taught in the Holy Scriptures con- are quoted of unusual combinations of cerning the Person of Christ. By language. Besides the radical words, JOHN Pye Smith, Ď. D. Second several hundred inflections, principally Edition. London: Holdsworth and irregular, have been introduced in their Ball. 1829. 3 vols. 8vo. pp. xxiv. alphabetical order; and they have been 631, 488, 536. Price 1l. 16s. so selected as to form, as it were, a Dr. Pye Smith is well known as a
key to all the other irregularities ocProtestant Dissenter, of great learning curring in the New Testament; thus and extensive research : and the publi- affording to the young student, as well cation, of which the second edition is
as to those whose reading is more now before us, is ample proof of the
critical and discriminating (but who usefulness of his labours to the theo- may not be able to purchase larger and logical student. Devoted as we are more expensive Lexicons,) every deto our pure and apostolical Church,
sirable facility for the correct understill we cannot in justice withhold our
standing of the Greek Testament. This raise from work of such extraor
Lexicon is very neatly printed, and is dinary merit. In relation to his
sold at a reasonable price. " Scripture Testimony, we cannot do better than subjoin the opinion of Sermons. By the Rev. John Hargitt, Mr. Horne; premising, however, that Rector of Ditton, near Cambridge. the new edition is increased by more Cambridge: Deightons. 1829. 8vo. than one-fourth of new matter: besides
pp. X. 296. Price 8s. innumerable modifications of words and paragraphs.
From the “great number of ser
mons which are daily published,” Mr. This truly valuable work was published Haggitt would fain persuade himself
, in defence of that cardinal doctrine of the
" that there must also be a great numChristian revelation — the supreme Deity
ber of readers.” Possibly his bookof our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. From frequently consulting it, the writer
sellers may be of a different opinion ; can with confidence state, that it is a work
at least, if the estimate were formed of which the student will never regret the
from the number of buyers. Sermons, purchase : it contains numerous philolo
we fear, unless they are of a very gical and critical explanations of important superior merit, are not very moveable passages of Scripture, and exhibits a most materials. We do not mean, however, elaborate defence and proof of the Deity to insinuate, that the volume before us of Jesus Christ.
is devoid of merit. On the contrary,
the sermons, twenty-three in number, A Greek and English Manual Lexicon
are calculated to produce a very useful to the New Testument ; with examples impression on the class of persons for of all the irregular and more difficult whom they are designed. They are Inflections. By J. H. Bass. Second chiefly addressed to the humbler ranks, Edition, much enlarged and Im
and adapted to the circumstances and proved. London: 1829. Baldwin comprehension of a country congregaand Cradock. 18mo. pp. vi. 246.
tion; and, except perhaps that they are Price 5s.
too short, may take their place with The first edition of this Manual
the generality of publications of the Lexicon to the New Testament ap
same description. peared nine years since; in preparing it for a new impression, the industrious The Hospital Manual, or Soldier's author has so materially enlarged and
Guide in the Hour of Sickness. By improved it, that it may almost be con
the Rev. E. P. HANNAM, M.A. Chapsidered as a new work. The more
lain to Regent's Park Barracks. Londiffuse explanations of other Lexicons
don: Rivingtons. 1830. Pp. 81. have been carefully abridged, and com- It is a distinguishing feature in the modiously arranged under distinct character of many of the Clergy of the
VOL. XII. NO. III,
Church of England, that they still adhere to the good old rule of Bishop J. Taylor — " Press those graces that do most good, and make least noise." The pamphlet before us is evidently written on this principle.
It carries with it marks of having come from a man of considerable judgment and accuracy of thought; yet it is highly pleasing to see the unassuming manner in which the author has let himself down to the hearts and understandings of the poor soldiers to whom he writes. There is a depth of good feeling and of sober piety breathing through every page. It is so in the First part, in which he has taken pains to select those passages from the Liturgy which more immediately apply to the circumstances and habits of a soldier:- it is so particularly in the Second, where, in composing a series of original prayers and thanksgivings, he has laboured (and that successfully) to clothe thoughts of piety in that kind of scriptural language, which more immediately alludes to the warrior's profession. Let any one examine the Table of Contents—the ejaculations at the beginning, and the observations at the close of any one prayer or thanksgiving, together with the directions for private readings, and we are sure that he would agree with us in our opinion of the utility of this little book. There is also between the first and second part a simple but earnest address to the military in general; and gladly would we quote passages from it did our space allow. We must, however, content ourselves with simply recommending it to the perusal of our readers, and join with the author in his wish, " that this humble attempt may help those forward to the attainment of immortal life, who, in defence of our temporal blessings, are so ready to hazard that which is mortal.”
Sermons, Doctrinal and Practical, by Charles Townsend, Perpetual Curate of West Bromwich, and Rector of Calstone, Wilts.
A Charge, delivered to the Clergy, at the Visitation held in the Cathedral Church at Calcutta, June 20, 1828, by the late Right Rev. John Thomas James, D. D. Lord Bishop of Calcutta: with a Memoir of the time the Bishop lived in India, gathered from his Letters and Memorandums. By Edward James, M. A. Prebendary of Winchester, and Examining Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of the Diocese.
The Mutual Recognition and exalted Felicity of Departed Saints, in Letters to a bereaved Friend. By Robert Meek.
Scripture Sketches ; with other Poems and Hymns. By the Rev. Thomas Greenwood, of Trinity College, Cambridge, Lecturer at Cripplegate Church.
A volume of Practical Sermons, preached in Dublin, by the late Dr. Graves, Dean of Ardagh, will shortly appear.
A new edition of Mr. Faber's Difficulties of Romanism, entirely re-written, and much enlarged.
A Manual of the Rudiments of Theology, containing an Abridgınent of Bishop Tomline's Theology, and of Pearson on the Creed, with an Explanation of the Thirty-nine Articles, for the use of Students. By the Rev. J. B. Smith, M. A.
A volume of Sermons, by the Author of the Living and the Dead.
Mr. Lancaster (the author of a former work, entitled, The Harmony of the Law and the Gospel) is printing a Treatise on Confirmation, with Pastoral Discourses applicable to Confirmed Persons.
PREPARING FOR PUBLICATION.
IN THE PRESS. In a few days will be published, Strictures on Dr. Arnold's Sermons.
Essays on the Lives of Cowper, Newton, and Heber; or an Examination of the Evidence of the Course of Nature being interrupted by the Divine Government.
The Three Temples of the One true God contrasted. By the Rev. Samuel Hinds, Vice-Principal of St. Alban's Hall, Oxford.
The Rev. George Croly has in preparation, a Complete History of the Jews, in Ancient and Modern Times, in three vols. 8vo. The work is expected speedily to appear.
Letters on the Physical History of the Earth, addressed to Professor Blumenbach. By the late J. A. De Luc, F. R. S. Professor of Philosophy and Geology at Gottingen. Translated from the French. In one vol. 8vo.--To the Letters will be prefixed an Introduction, containing a Vindication of the Author's claims to original views in regard of some fundamental points Geology. By the Rev. Henry de la Fite, A. M.
The Rev. George Townsend, Author of the Chronological Arrangement of the Old and New Testament, is preparing a volume of Sermons for the press.
LUKE XVIII. 9-14.
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 rnost 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 just 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. 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; with-, out 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
“ Two men,"