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off noxious substances from the animal. As in man the perspired matter secreted between the toes is often most foetid, so it is stated by Whitlaw, (Code of Health, p. 54,) that in the case of animals with parted hoofs, when feeding in unfavourable situations, a prodigious amount of discharge is thereby passed off; when animals with undivided hoof, feeding on the same groud, become severely affected in the legs, from the poisonous plants among the pasture. So far, therefore, from these distinctions being merely ceremonial, they are such as are highly conducive to the health of the animals, and, consequently, to the health of those who feed upon them, the reason divinely assigned for the prohibitions being, “ Ye shall not make your souls abominable.”
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JERUSALEM the centre and joy of the whole earth, and the Jew the recipient of the glory of God. By Warder Cresson, United States Consul at Jerusalem. Second Edition.-Nisbet and Co.
By“ the glory of God” here referred to, the author understands the Sheckinah, or visible glory, which “ pertained ” with other privileges to Israel of old, and which he believes (as do many of our best annotators) will form a prominent part of the future dispensation. By this also he interprets “ the sign of the Son of Man,” to appear in heaven at his second coming. The sustained national distinction of Israel is a grand point with Mr. Cresson, who quotes most abundantly in support of it from all parts of the scriptures. We wish he had omitted the frontispiece, because it is calculated to convey an erroneous impression as to the contents of the book. It
represents the Sheckinah and the Temple as being to the Jews what the cross, or crucifixion rather we suppose, is to the Gentile Church ; but this is not the doctrine promulgated in the book by any means; and we hope that no one will be deterred by the somewhat mystifying device from perusing the little treatise. It is written in great simplicity of style, great fervency of spirit, and strong assurance of faith. In reference to the position now occupied by Mr. Cresson which he offered to take “ without reward or salary,” we subjoin in bis own fervent language the feelings that actuated him. “If I could only have honestly believed and entertained the thought, consistent with my light and conviction, that the fullest degree of the glory of the coming kingdom might have been possessed in state without any connection with place, I might have still remained at home in my ceiled house, with a beloved and virtuous wife and lovely family. Great and precious were the many privileges that I enjoyed there, and I feel most sensibly the deprivation of them; but the light and conviction of God's precious promises, in reference to the return of the Jews and the setting up his everlasting kingdom at Mount Zion and Jerusalem, became so great, taken in connection with the signs of the times, that I could no longer remain at home; therefore I have forsaken houses, brethren, sisters, mother, wife, children and lands, for the kingdom of God's sake. Not the abstract principles and virtues of the kingdom, most certainly, these I could possess in my heart, by my own fireside; but the visible kingdom of God, now about being set up-as declared by all the prophets and apostles-in Mount Zion and Jerusalem. (See Dan. vii.) I am spending
my time, talents, labour and money in offering protection and assistance to that Israel now despised, rejected by men, and trodden down ; but who will soon be a ' Crown of glory in the band of the Lord, and a royal Diadem in the hand of thy God.""
Our readers may from hence judge of the purport of this little book. It contains a great deal of plain scripture, very plainly and literally understood by its writer, of whom we can traly aflirm that a more devout, spiritually-minded, believing and rejoicing Christian we have never met with.
THE LIFE OF ISAAC MILNER, D.D., F.R.S.
Dean of Carlisle: President of Queen's College, and Professor of Mathematics in the University of Cambridge. Comprising a portion of his Correspondence and other writings hitherto unpublished. By his Niece, Mary Milner, Author of “ The Christian Mother." Second Edition, Abridged.-Seeleys.
Having never seen the larger work, we do not know to what extent it is here abridged; but the present forms a volume corresponding with those of the “ Christian's Family Library.” It is written with taste and feeling, and, what is far better, with a rigbt spiritual understanding of those points which formed the abiding excellency of Dean Milner's character, and which, gradually unfolding as they did, marked his path, especially in his latter years, as a shining light that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” A good deal of anecdote, embracing names and persons familiar to the reader, abound in this pleasant
volame; but to us the more interesting study is to trace the many unequivocal proofs that had it pleased the Lord to give us Isaac Milner as a contemporary with this generation, he would have been one of the most formidable antagonists that Puseyism could have found to grapple with its pestilent doctrines. It is evident that his mind suffered great and painful exercises on the subject of the baptismal service as it now stands in our liturgical books; how would he bave blazed forth, had he lived to encounter the outrageous fallacies so boldly reared on that questionable foundation ! We consider this book as a very acceptable addition to the biographical series now forming by the publishers; and also as reflecting high credit on the affectionate biographer of one who was undoubtedly a shining light in his day, and whose works must always rank among the most valuable items of our ecclesiastical literature.
PERFECT PEACE : letters memorial of the late John Warren Howell, Esq. of Bath, M.R.C.S. By David Pitcairn, Minister of Evie and Kendal. With an Introduction, by the Rev. John Stevenson, Perpetual Curate of Cury aud Gunwallor. Third Thousand.Jackson.
We are not sure that we did not notice the first Edition of this very interesting memorial which relates to the work of divine grace in the heart of a man who might well have said, with the young ruler, “What lack I yet?” The letters are those of a pious minister, and a pious physician, who were respecSEPTEMBER, 1844.