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sorts and sizes, sheet, pocket, thumb, and hat, from one penny to one shilling a piece ; commercial, religious, family, clerical, legal, medical, and comic. In order to take off this extraordinary supply, -we were going to say plague of Almanacks, instead of having one hung up as a family time-piece, Time’s clock, every member of the family will require to have his separate literary chronometer in his pocket. Henceforth, nobody can be allowed to plead that he does not know the day of the month ; and who will deny that to be useful knowledge? Then, how great an advantage, to be able to fit up each son, at so trilling a cost, with an almanack suitable to his pursuits—the student of medicine with the Medical Almanack, the young divine with the Evangelical or Clerical, the merchant with the Englishman's, the trader with the Tradesman's, and the youngest hope of the family with the Comic. We live in an age of wonderful improvements, and the next generation ought to be adepts in all useful knowledge.

The task of reviewing the whole shoal of these Annuals is of course beyond our powers as much as it is foreign from our inclination ; but we have selected three as possessing the novel feature of being accommodated to the taste of religious readers. The very eircumstance of an Evangelical Almanack being put forth by the Stationers' Company, is worthy of admiration, as being the homage of the trading principle to that religious spirit which wouid seem to have gained influence among us. We must confess that we do not quite like the title ; but we are given to understand, that the designation has been adopted simply because the plan ' and contents will recommend it more especially to those mem

bers of the Established Church and of other Protestant denominations, who are distinguished by the term Evangelical.' In this Almanack, accordingly, for the first time, are inserted in the calendar, notices of anniversaries interesting to the several sections of the religious world, instead of the unmeaning names of Fabian, Agnes, Vincent, Blase, Agatha, and the rest of the Popish hagiocrasy, and, on the opposite page, a text of Scripture for every day. Among the contents appended to the Calendar will be found a list of all the principal literary and religious institutions and benevolent societies, both of the Established Church and of the Dissenting communions, and a list of the British Missionary stations throughout the world. There is also some valuable statistical information relating to the United States. The general view which this compendium of religious statistics affords, of the harmonious operations of the several societies, is adapted, we think, to produce a forcible and beneficial impression, as indicating the essential unity of the Church Catholic.

The Christian Almanack is a highly amusing medley. To lovers of astronomy and astrology, the copious and minute information which it displays respecting the conjunctions, quadra


tures, ascensions, and declinations of the planets, must be peculiarly acceptable ; and the design of the Religious Tract Society seems evidently to be, to teach, by this method, the duty incumbent upon every Christian, of being an astronomical student, versed in the wisdom of the stars. After the Calendar, which contains a series of daily texts, we have a meteorological calendar of ten pages, succeeded by a series of moral and religious articles; and then follow such matters as the spur in wheat, warping, transplanting, shoeing horses, and other information useful to all Christians, nor less so to Jews and infidels, and producing an agreeable variety ; concluding with stamps, holidays at the bank, &c., coach-fares, weights and measures, metropolitan benevolent institutions, and publications of the Religious Tract Society. All this for eight-pence! The title would certainly have led us to expect a more religious publication; and it is singular enough, that the Stationers' Company should have put forth a more evangelical almanack than proceeds from a society originally formed for the circulation of tracts exclusively theological.

The Family Almanack’ contains a calendar filled with remarkable events, such as, Dr. J. M. Good died, Cape of Good Hope taken, L. Murray died, St. Blaise martyred, Voltaire born, &c., having on the opposite page the moon's age, &c., and 'notes for the month.' To this are appended, a Gardener's Calendar, and a Table of Scripture Portions for daily reading, copied from the Rev. G. Townsend's arrangement. • Daily * Manna’ is intended to be bound up with the Almanack. We give a single specimen.

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Biblical Cabinet, vols. 3 to 6, 154; contents,

155; extract, 155-57.
Biblical Criticism. See Conybeare; and

Horne's Introduction.
Biblical Keepsake, 496; contents, 502;

surprisingly cheap, ib.
Blakey's Essay towards an easy and use-

ful System of Logic, 198; during the
middle ages, victory, not truth, the
object of desire, 199; defini of the
term logic, 200; a want of analysis
throughout the present volume, 202;
Euclid frequently recommended to fortify
the reasoning powers, ib.; author com-
pletely mistakes the nature of the syllo-
gism, 203; present work has a moral

208; ancient city of Mooltan, 210; its
manufactures, ib.; author enters the
Potewar country, 212; continues his
route to the Indus, 213; singular ignis
fatuus, 214; dispersion of an Armenian
tribe, 215; speculations regarding the Af-
ghans, 216; Wolff, the Jewish mission-
ary, assisted by author, 217; description
of Barmeean, 218-20; the town of Koon-
dooz, 221; vivid description of Bokhara,
223-28 ; has its slave market, 228; its
situation and population, 229; further
extract, 230-32.

and religious tendency, 204.
Bow, the, in the Cloud, 33; appeal for

the injured African, 34, 5; the mother,
37; ode on the abolition of slavery, 38, 9;
the birthright of Britons, 39, 40; list of

contributors to the volume, 41.
Bulwer's letter to a late cabinet minister

on the present crisis, 507; no reason
assigned for the late dismission of the
ministry, ib.; could no suitable person
be found to fill lord Althorp's place ?
508; the Quarterly Review on the
subject, 509; answered by the Chronicle,
511; extracts, 512-15; what is the
present duty of the British people? 516;

extract, 516, 17.
Burke's Works, see Works of Burke.
Burnes's Travels into Bokhara, 204; the

peculiar interest attached to the countries
visited by the author, 205; curious frolic
of superstition, 206, 7; superstition
sometimes the protector of commerce,
207; extract, 207,8; fortress of Bukkur,



Canada, see Copies of letters.
Chants Chrétiens, 265; reviewed in the

• Archives du Christianisme,' 265-69;
the character of nations, as of individuals,
influenced by their creed, not their creed
by their character, 270; French imi-
tation of Cowper's ' I thirst, but not as
once I did,' 271;. When I lived without
the Lord,' 272 ; with one or two ex-
ceptions, a beautiful selection of melodies,

Charge delivered to the clergy of the dio-

cese of London, 1834. By Charles,
James, lord bishop of London, 517.

And see Lushington's Remonstrance.
Choix de Cantiques, 265 ; psaulme cxxx.

275; some of the cantiques savour too
much of mysticism, 276; and see Chants

Christian Almanack, for 1835, 546.
Christian's Family Library, Vol. I. to X.,

232; extract, 240, 41; contents, 248;
is adapted for popularity, yet a poor

succedaneum for a Christian library, ib.
Christian Keepsake and Missionary An-

nual, 424; a delightful work, 437;
centenary ode, by J. Montgomery, 437,
8; excellent character of present volume,
496; the burial of Aaron, 497-501;
Hughes's communion with the heurt, 501.

in the style of French evangelical writers,

Dick's lectures on theology, 93; remarks

on the present state of society, 94; true
religion equally adapted to all stages of
society, 95; if theology is worth any
one's study, it is worth every one's, 96 ;
religion, to become universal, must cease
to be professional, 97; extract, 98;
heads of lecture, i. to xv., 102; xvi. to cv.,
103, 4; character of the work is pro-
fessional, 105 ; which is likely to have
an injurious effect, 108; extract, 109-11;
scriptural and systematic theology con-

trasted, 112-14.
Dymond's church and the clergy, 42.

Church property, 170; who pays for the

church? 171; does it belong less to
dissenters, than to churchmen? 172;
the ecclesiastical idea that dissenters are
a proscribed caste, 173; extracts, 174-
78; present pamphlet able and spirited,

See Established Church.
Conybeare's elementary course of lectures,

on the criticism, interpretation, and
leading doctrines of the bible, 93; a
work of no ordinary merit, 100; contents,
101; Aristotle, and St. Paul, 114, 15;
extracts, 115-18; essay on the gramma-
tical principles of the Hebrew and kindred
oriental tongues, 525; author first treats
of the roots, 526; comparative view of
the verb substantive, 527; loss sustained
by philological science in the death of
Mr. Greenfield, 528; Semitic languages,
529; no physiological investigations
can affect the fact of the original unity
of the human race, 530; six ingredients
in the structure and character of lan-
guages, 532; lectures on the leading doc-
trines of the bible, ib. ; 'i. the alienation
of man's moral condition,' 532, 3; “ji.
the atonement,' 533-5; • iii. the divinity
of Christ, 535-38; 'iv, the personality
of the spirit, and divine influence,’ 538 ;
author's system of theology not to be
tested by the thirty-nine articles of re-

ligion, 539.
Copies and extracts of letters from settlers

in Upper Canada, 331; why should the
ocean, any more than the Tweed, be a
forbidden boundary to our redundant
population, ib.; in adopting emigration,
we exchange cares for hardships, 332;
letter, dated Guelph town, 332-35; a
fair statement of the rough and smooth
of a settler's life, 336-7; what is inde-

pendence? 337.
Cox's outlines of lectures on the book of

Daniel, 492; qualifications necessary
for a clear expositor of prophecy, ib.;
extract, 493, 4; the unfulfilled prophe-
cies are at present a sealed book, 494 ;
yet our modern fanatics maintain that
past, present, and future prophecies may
alike receive satisfactory explanation,
495 ; concluding remarks, 495, 6.

Edmeston's fifty original hymns, 540 ; ex-

tract, 545, 6.
Edwards's Works, see Works of Edwards.
Emigration. See copies and extracts of

Established Church. See Meek's Reasons;

Stebbing's church and its adversaries;

and Faulkner's letter.
Evangelical Almanack for 1835, 546.

Family Almanack for 1835, 546.
Faulkner's letter to the lord chancellor on

the evils of our state church, 41; author
believes it is not fitted to promote the
interests of the christian religion, 49;
extracis, 50-58; and see Stebbing's

church and its adversaries.
Fisher's drawing room scrap book for 1835,

424 ; extract, 434, 5; stanzas on the

death of Mr. Boswell Gregory, 436.
Forget-me-not, for 1835, 496; the late

Mr. Ackermann, 502; the protestant
burial ground at Rome, 503–5; list of
contributors to the volume, 505; poetical

extract, ib.
Friendship's Offering, and Winter's Wreath,

for 1835, 424; poem, by Thomas
Pringle, 439.

Daily Manna, a text of scripture and verse

of poetry for every day in the year,

546 ; specimen of contents, 548.
De Félice's Ministère evangélique dans

ses rapports avec l'état actuel des églises
reformées de France, 119; progress of
evangelical christianity, 119, 20; list of
recent meetings of religious societies in
France, 120, 21; great improvement

Halley's Improved Version truly designated

a creed, 24; an admirable pamphlet, 29;
extract, ib.; mr. Yates answered, 30;
further extracts, 31-3; a judicious de-
fence of evangelical truth, on principles

of sound criticism, 33.
Hannah More's life. See Roberts's me-

Heath's Picturesque Annual for 1835,

424; editor's task executed with his
usual ability, 425; Mary, queen of
Scotland, ib.; Scot and Scotland, 425-
28; illustrations of the present volume,

Landscape Annual for 1835, 424; extracts,

428-32 ; the illustrations, 408, 9.
Lang's historical and statistical account of

New South Wales, 123; our whole co-
lonial system a tissue of blunders and
crimes, 125; extract, 126; colony of New
South Wales intended, at first, to be go-
verned as a jail, 127; no idea, originally,
of grafting a colony upon a penitentiary,
128; the two objects irreconcileable, 129;
author proposes a Botany Bay legis-
lature, 132; extracts, 133-4 ; treatment
of the convicts, 134-38; the system never
yet been fairly tried, 139; high time that
transportation to New South Wales were
abandoned, 140 ; three objections to the
present system, 141; subject further dis-
cussed, 143-52; present work an honest

and faithful testimony, 152.
Letters, and extracts of letters, from settlers

in Upper Canada, 331. See copies and
extracts of letters.

to a Dissenting Minister, of the
Congregational Independent denomina-
tion, containing remarks on the principles
of that sect, &c., &c., by L.S.E., 276;
Billingsgate specimens of the author's
malignity, 294-98; the work presents
the distilled essence of the bigotry of
some 'church'supporters, 299.

to a member of parliament on the
present State of Things, &c., 325 ; ex-
tract, ib.; author's political opinions,
326-7; 'mental light' not spiritual
light', and ignorance the parent of

devotion', 328.
Literary and Theological Review. Con-

ducted by L. Woods, jun., 338 ; con-
tents, ib.; extract, 338, 9; a feeble de.
fence of the American Colonization So-
ciety, 339; specious objections against
missionary enterprises, 340; art. viii.
theology and natural science, a review
of Bretschneider's Letters to a States-
man,' 341; Geology and the Bible,'
ib.; it would be better, if men would not
pretend to know, so precisely, what is
possible in the universe, and what not,
342; Cuvier contrà the geologists, 343;
Humboldt also, 344 ; apparent contra-
diction between geology and the bible
arises from immature hypotheses, 345 ;

astronomy and the bible,' 346; Coper-
nicus, Keppler, and Newton, ib.; Kep-
pler on the language of the bible, 347;
the monks who condemned Galileo
agreed with Dr. Bretschneider, 348;
• anthropology and the bible,' ib.; Bret-
schneider and Voltaire, 349; Voltaire an-
swered by Haller, ib.; Cuvier and Blu-
menbach on the common origin of the


Hemans's scenes and hymns of life, 178;

the two monuments, 178-80; more of
the poetic spirit than the religious in her

most sacred pieces, 180.
Henderson's observations on the colonies

of new South Wales, &c., 123; cha-
racter of the convicts, 143-5. See Lang's

historical and statistical account.
Horne's Introduction to the Critical Study

and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures,
478; a valuable compilation, ib.; learn-
ing can be perpetuated and maintained
only by endowments, 479 ; yet it is un-
fortunate that a man of real genius, to
obtain compensation, is forced into tak-
ing orders, 480 ; contents of vol. i.,

481 ; of vol. ii., 482 ; abstract of Pro-
fessor Scholz's theory, 482-88; biogra-
phical appendix,' 488 ; contents of vol.
ii., 489 ; vol. iv., 490; concluding re-

marks, 490-2.
Hunter's Attorney-General versus Shore,

24; Unitarians endeavour to make good
a title to the name of Presbyterians, 25;
rather a remarkable variety of that genus,
ib.; extract, 26; will the Church of
England stretch wide her arms to receive
so philosophic a body of Christians? 27;
Unitarians have embraced another gospel
than that revealed in the New Testament,
28. See Halley's Improved Version, &c.

Illustrations to the Annuals, 406.
Italy. By the author of Vathek, 75; de-

scription of author's first work, 76; con-
tinually reminded of it in present vo-
lumes, 77; Flemish landscape, ib.; view
in Northern Italy, 78; Venice as it was,
79-81; scene in Lisbon, 82-85; visit to
the Grande Chartreuse, 85-87.

Jebb's Correspondence, see Thirty Years.
Journal of the Royal Geographical Society

of London. Vol. i. article, state of the
Swan river colony. Vol. ii. article, in-
terior discovery in New South Wales,
123. See Lang's historical and statis-

tical account.
Judkin's church and home psalmody, 316;

the present not a successful attempt to
supersede Dr. Watts's psalms, 322; au-
thor's hymns present many simply beau-
tiful compositions, ib.; extracts, 322-25;
second edition, 540; extracts, 541-45.

Keepsake for 1835, 496 ; maintains its

aristocratic character, 506; contents,

Kidd's Connexion between Church and

State unfolded, 276; extract, 304.

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