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The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America,

The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America. By A. J. Downing.

The Autobiography of a Rationalist; or Life, Correspondence,

&c. of Rev. Joseph Blanco White,

The Life of the Rev. Joseph Blanco White, written by himself, with

portions of his Correspondence; edited by John Hamilton Thom.

The Formation of Creeds,

Collegiate Education in the Western States,

First and Second Reports of the Society for promoting Collegiate and

Theological Education at the West.

Coit and Others on the Puritans,

Puritanism; or a Churchman's Defense against its aspersions, by an

appeal to its own History. By Thomas W. Coit, D. D., Rector of

Trinity Church, New Rochelle, N. Y., and a Member of the New

York Historical Society.

The History of the First Church, Charlestown, in Nine Lectures,

with notes. By Wm. I. Budington, Pastor.

The Puritaps and their Principles. By Edwin Hall.

Literary Notices,

A Harmony of the Four Gospels in Greek, according to the Text of

Hahn. Newly arranged with explanatory Notes, by Edward Rob.

inson, D. D., LL.D.-Overture for Christian Union; submitted

for the consideration of the Evangelical denominations in the Uni.

ted States.-The Comparative Importance of Foreign and Domestic

Missions; including statistics of education, philanthropy, crime,

&c. in Albany. A Discourse preached Jan.7, 1846 ; by Rev. Hen-

ry F. Harrington.-A Sermon on Witchcraft. By J. L. Wilson,

D. D.-Sketches of Protestantism in Italy. By Robert Baird.—

Pulpit Elocution. By William Russell.-Charitable Collections.

By Thomas Smyth, D. D.-Denominational Education. By same.

--Elements of Moral Philosophy. By Leicester A. Sawyer, M. A.-

Professor Cleveland's Latin Grammar, First Latin Book, and Sec-

ond Latin Book.-Lester's Artists of America.—The Montreal Wit.

ness.- President Pierce's Address on the Stability and Permanency

of Literary Institutions.-Addresses of Rev. Dr. Bacon and Rev.

E. N. Kirk, at the Anniversary of the Christian Alliance.- Park's

Preacher and Pastor.—Dr. Jenkyn on the union of the Church and

the Holy Spirit in the Conversion of the World.-Rev. E. M. John-

son's Church Union.- Pascal's Thoughts.- Miss Beecher's Duty of

American Women to their Country.-Gaussen's Theopneusty.-

Dr. Alexander's History of Colonization.

The Sailor's Home, New York,

Public Affairs,

Literary Notices,

The Mystical Presence. A vindication of the Reformed or Calvinistic

Doctrine of the Holy Eucharist; by the Rev. John W. Nevin, D.D.

–Napoleon and his Marshals; by J. T. Headley.—Letters addressed

to Relatives and Friends ; chiefly in reply to arguments in support of

the doctrine of the Trinity; by Mary S. B. Dana.—Memoirs and Es-

says, illustrative of Art, Literature, and Social Morals; by Mrs. Jame-

son.—Wells' School Grammar. A Grammar of the English Lan-

guage for the use of Schools; by W. H. Wells.—The Cyropædia of

Xenophon, according to the text of L. Dindorf. The Anabasis of Xe-

nophon, &c. The Odyssey of Homer, &c.; by John J. Owen.-

The Lives of the Apostles of Jesus Christ; by D. Francis Bacon.--

Cornelius Nepos; with Answered Questions and Imitative Exerei-

ses; Part 1; by Rev. Thos. K. Arnold, M. A.; revised and correct-

ed by Prof. E. A. Johnson.-An Exposition of the Law of Baptism,

as it regards the mode and the subjects. The Puritans and their

Principles; by Edwin Hall.-Memoir of the Life of Henry Ware,

Jr.; by John Ware, M. D.-A New Translation of the Proverbs, Ec-

clesiastes and the Canticles; with introductions and notes, chiefly

explanatory; by George R. Noyes, D. D.-Lectures on the Moral

Imperfection of Christians; by Seth Williston.—The Christian con-

templated in a Course of Lectures; by William Jay.-Stuart's Mis-

cellanies; by M. Stuart.-Clement of Rome, or Scenes from the

Christianity of the First Century; by Mrs. Joslyn.—The Useful

Christian, a Memoir of Thos. Cranfield. The Suppliant, or thoughts

designed to encourage and aid private devotion. Patty. Richard

Rover. One Dollar Bill. Alice Blake.-An Elementary Grammar

of the Greek Language, by Dr. Raphael Kahner; from the German,

by Samuel H. Taylor.-Union to Christ; by R. Taylor.-Memoir of

Mrs. Catherine M. Dimmick; by L. F. Dimmick.-Speech of Mr.

Marsh, of Vermont, on the bill for establishing the Smithsonian In-

stitution.-Legende, oder Leben und Thaten der Heiligen Gottes.-

Life of the Rev. Samuel Stearns, late minister of the Old South

Church in Boston,

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THE

NEW ENGLANDER.

No. XIII.

JANUARY, 1846.

HON. ROGER MINOTT SHERMAN.

The death of this distinguished bination of qualities, which are pecu. man, spread a peculiar sensation liarly his own: which are singular, throughout the wide sphere of his unique, inimitable, and shed about fame. The death of all worthy him a sort of luster and fragrance, men is indeed lamented as far as which is altogether unrivaled. They their character is known, and their who have been wont to admire this influence felt. This grief deepens “individuality of genius," look in and extends itself, in proportion to vain for any thing twin to it in the importance of the stations they any other person, however eminent have worthily filled, the good they or peerless in his own way; and have accomplished, the fair fame when it vanishes, they are disconthey have won. But beyond the solate in their grief, never expectsacred enclosure of private friend- ing to behold again the same com: ship, these feelings quickly give bination of intellectual and moral way to the conviction that others qualities. will soon be raised up to fill their Judge Sherman was one of that olaces; that the wheels of society sort of men, whose death has widewill move onward without material ly diffused this species of sorrow. hindrances, and not want fit instru. Although we may see his equals or ments for propelling them forward superiors, yet we do not expect in their proper course. But there again to see greatness in the same is an order of men, “ few and far shape and aspects, exhibiting the between," whose departure diffuses same hues and proportions in every a degree of sorrow, which is not part, the same principles, man. fully assuaged by such reflections. ners and habits, in a like majestic They are the men of real great and venerable person. As it is our ness, whose equals we rarely see, instinct, in such a case, to perpetuand who, in their generation, shine ate the external figure in such a faint as suns amid the lesser lights of the image as art can impress upon the intellectual sky. Others may arise lifeless canvass, so we endeavor to in their place, to be the leaders and give a posthumous duration to his supports of the people, the strong intellectual and moral greatness, by pillars and ornaments of the church sketching its features to the best of and the state. But every really our ability, in definite and enduring great man has qualities, or a com records. The feeling that such a Vol. IV.

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