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Allgemeine Litteratur Zeitung, he is characterized as an “honored veteran,” in this department of sacred literature. By occasional abridgments, and by the omissions of such parts as may be least interesting to the American reader, it is thought that the work may be brought within one octavo volume.*

5.-The Elements of Geology for Popular Use, containing a des

cription of the Geological Formations and Mineral Resources of the United States. By Charles A. Lee, M. D. Late Prof. of Materia Medica and Medical Jurisprudence in the University of the City of New-York. Har

per and Brothers, 1839. We have perused this work, which forms one of the volumes of Harpers' School District Library, with pleasure. Commencing with a short abstract of those laws and phenomena of Chemistry, a knowledge of which is necessary to the full understanding of the subsequent parts of the work, it is divided into two sections, the first containing a view of General Geology, and the second the Geology of the United States.

Though the book is avowedly intended for the use of the younger members of the community, it is not the less adapted to instruct maturer minds. It gives a good view of the actual state of the science, and is to a great extent free from those embarrassing technicalities and premature hypotheses, which deform so many other works on the same subject.

ARTICLE XIII.
RECENT LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

Germany. Two Editions of the entire Works of Plato are in the process of public cation in Germany. One is under the charge of Prof. G. Stallbaum, of Leipsic. The first section of vol. viii., containing Theatælus, has just been published. It is accompanied with commentaries. The other Edition is edited by Baiter, Orelli and Winckelmann. Ast's Edition, with a complete apparatus of Notes, Lexicon and Indexes, has been for some time out of press. A zealous Platonist has arisen at Utrecht in Holland, Van Heusde, who has written largely and con amore on the subject. The

* For further notices of Augusti's great work, see Am. Bib. Repos, Jan. 1839, pp. 253, 254.

15th (enlarged and amended) Edition of Buttmann's smaller Greek Grammar has been issued. One of the earlier Editions of this Grammar was translated by Gov. Everett.-Dr. Franklin's Life and Essays, with a Dictionary of the words employed, has appeared at Carlsruhe.-S. M. Ehrenberg has published at Berlin, a Practical Elementary Book, for the learning of the Hebrew Language.--A new and excellent Edition of Locman's Fables in Arabic, has been edited by Prof. Roediger of Halle. It is accompanied with Critical Notes, and a Glossary. Prof. R. is one of the ablest Arabic scholars now living.-L. H. Löwenstein has published a new Edition of the Lamentations of Jeremiab, with a careful collation of MSS., both ancient and the more recent, accompanied with a metrical translation and with notes.- Perthes of Hamburgh, has issued a History of the Græco-Roman Philosophy, exhibited from the sources, by H. Ritter and L. Preller.-Prof. Ritter has published appendices and additions to the first four volumes of his History of Philosophy.-Prof. A. Schöll has brought out some contributions to the History of Greek Poesy.- A 3d Edition of Guerike's Manual of Church History has appeared; also the first section of F. Hitzig's brief exegetical Manual for the Old Testament; vol. 3. of Hengstenberg's Contributions to the Introduction to the Old Testament, on the authenticity of the Pentateuch; section 2d of Prof. Maurer's Grammatical, Critical and Historical Commentary on the Old Testament. This is a brief, judicious and valuable exegetical book for beginners in the reading of the Old Testament. As a grammatical assistant, it is much preferable to the ponderous volumes of Rosenmüller.A new Edition of Münscher's Manual of Dogmatics, with references to the sources, historical notices, etc., edited, after the death of Von Cölln, a previous Editor, by C. G. Neudecker. An earlier Edition of this Manual was translated by Dr. Murdock of New-Haven.-A 3d Edition of Olshausen's Commentary on the Gospel of John has been published. The following volumes from the pen of Tholuck, are advertised :-2d Edition of the Credibility of the Gospel History, with a Criticism on the Life of Jesus, by Strauss. Miscellaneous Writings, chiefly of an apologetie char. acter. “The Old Testament in the New, or the citations in the New Testament from the Old, and on the nature of the sacrifices and priesthood." De Wette has brought out a new Edition of his exegetical Manual of the New Testament; and Winer, a 3d Edition of his Manual of Theological Literature, with short biographical notices of the writers. The learned Prof. Boeckh, of Berlin, has published a very valuable Essay, on the weights, measures, etc., of the ancients, in their mutual relations.-Lassen of Bonn, one of the principal orientalists of Germany, has published contributions to the History of the Greek and Indo-Scythian Kings of Bactria, Cabool, and India, by deciphering the ancient Cabool legends, which are found on their coins.--Dr. Julius of Hamburgh has published "the Moral Condition of North-America, from the author's observations, made in 1834-6.- Julius Fürst, author of the New Hebrew Concordance, has been appointed Professor of Oriental Languages, in the University of Leipsic. He was nominated by the professors, and appointed by the king

of Saxony. He is a young man, and is said to be the first Jew, who has ever been named to a professorship in Germany. - Dr. Sirauss, who was appointed to a professorship in Zurich in Switzerland, has been obliged to leave the post on account of the strong opposition which was made to him by the inhabitants of the Canton.

france. The prince Alexander Labanoff, has published the hitherto inedited letters of Mary Stuart, accompanied by divers despatches and instructions. The 16th No. of Vol. I. of the Monuments of Egypt and Nubia, afier the designs executed for them by Champollion the younger, etc., has been published under the auspices of Guizot and Thiers. A Supplement to ihe Dictionary of the French Academy has been published under the direction of a member of the Academy, in 20 nos. 8vo.-M. G. Panthier, the Chinese scholar, has brought out an Essay on the origin and forma. tion of the different systems of oriental and occidental writing.-The filih section of Vol. III. of the new edition of Henry Stephens's Greek Thesaurus, under the charge of Hase and the two Dindorfs, has made its appearance. We are glad to notice a French Translation of Sparks' edition of the Writings of Washington, under the superintendence of Guizot. We may also mention that a selection from these writings, bas been translated in Germany by Miss Tieck, daughter of the celebrated Tieck of Dresden. The version is furnished with a Preface by the historian Von Raumur of Berlin.

United States. Dr. Webster, professor in Harvard University, is preparing a transla. tion of some of the more celebrated eulogies which have been pronounced at Paris in honor of distinguished deceased Savans. A selection from these eulogies, with such notes as the translator may be able to supply, cannot but be useful. We understand that the Rev Joseph B. Felt, of Boston, a learned and zealous antiquarian, will soon publish an ecclesiastical history of New-England. No man in the country, perhaps, is more familiar with the early Puritan annals.-We are also informed that the Rev. Dr. Allen, late President of Boudoin College, is engaged in preparing an“ Ecclesiastical History of New England from its first settlement.” Dr Allen is also familiar with the subjects of such a history, and his work may be a successful competitor with that of Mr. Felt. The translation of Dr. Wiggers's History of Augustinianism and Pelagianism. by Prof. Emerson of Andover, is in press, and will appear in the course of the Spring. It will be a rich accession to our Theological literature. We are glad to hear thai Crocker & Brewster, of Boston, will put to press at an early day, a new Edition of Smith & Dwight's Tour in Armenia. It will probably be comprised in one volume 8vo. No book of Travels by Americans, has been better received by the learned of Europe. It has been republished in England, and also been translated into German.

D. Appleton & Co. have now in press, Dr. John Pye Smith's work on the Relation between the Holy Scriptures and some parts of Geological Science. See notice of the English Edition in the last No. of the Repository, p. 241.

Gould, Newman and Saxton, Andover & New-York have in press " An Introduction to the French Language," prepared by D Fosdick, Jr., on a plan similar to that of his German Introduction. “A German Dictionary in two parts," by the same author is in press and nearly ready for publication by Perkins & Marvin, Boston. It will be stereotyped in about 600 pages 12mo.

INDEX TO VOLUME III.

Adams, Rev. N. Review of the Me- Bacon, Rev. Leonard, on the Proper

moir of Mrs. Sarah L. Smith 194. Character and Functions of Ainer-
Adams, Rev. Thomas, his Exposi- ican Literature 1.

tion of the Second Epistle of Peter, Baptism: Import of Bantišw, Pres.
noticed 235.

Beecheron 40. Statement of the
Age, the present, some Characteristics case and principles of investiga-
of, 426.

tion 41. Meaning of the word
Agency, free, Inquiries respecling, baplize 41. Causes of the disre-
455.

gard of these principles 43. False
Aids to Reflection, Coleridge's, no positions 43. Position to be proved
ticed 506.

45. Bantitw signifies to cleanse,
American Literature, Proper Char etc. 48. Noimprobability, a priori

acier and Functions of 1. Should 48. Circumstances did exist tend-
breathe the national spirit 2. ing to produce such a meaning 55.
What determines the character of No probability, a priori, against
a people 2. No place in Ameri this meaning 56 Philological
can Literature for sentiments ori proof in favor of it 57. Kabapiomos
ginating in the feudal system 3. synonymous with Battiopòs 59.
Loyalty 3,-controls the manners Proved by existing expectations
of Europe 4 Pride of birth, its 61, by the contrast between John's
influence in Europe 6, in Great baptism and that of Christ 62.
Britain 7. The law of entail 9. The Holy Spirit said to baptize
Contempt for labor and poverty 10. 63. Βαπτίζω and καθαρίζω simi-
The modifications of this senti- larly used in connection with for-
ment in our own country 11. giveness of sins 64.
Causes which degrade labór 12. Concluded 352. Heb. 9. 10 explain-
The feudal sentiment of honor 13. ed, Mosaic purifications 352." The
Its influence in some parts of our account given in Tobit 355. Pu-
country 14. These sentiments rifications very numerous 356.
must be discountenanced 15. Our Mark 7: 4, 8 and Luke 11: 38 ex-
literature must be patriotic 15. plained 357. Purification is the
Must inculcate respect for the sense 358. Remarks on Mr. Car-
laws 16. Public spirit 17. Fru son's views 359. The case quoted
gality and simplicity of manners from Sirach 360. The case of
18. Our literature is not for a Judith 362. No contrary proba-
poble class, but for the people 19. bility 363. The religious usage
-must be controlled by the Chris all sets one way 364 How Bap-
tian religion 20

tism and regeneration came to be
Ancient and Modern Eloquence, by confounded 367. also the denial of
N. Clea veland, Esq 67.

water baptism 368. Other proofs
Ancient and Modern Literature, the 369.

Comparalive Moral Purity of 281 Barnes, Rev. Albert, His Notes on
Anderson, Rev Rufus D. D. Address Isaiah, noticed 503.
at S. Hadley, noticed 239.

Beecher, Rev. Pres. Edward, on
Antiquities, a new work on, noticed Baptism 40.
511.

Buch, M. Von, to Prof. Robinson 31.

.

Bush, Prof. George, his Notes on Note by the Editor 426. Exclusive
Genesis noticed 227.

habits undesirable 127. Three
great tendencies 429. The ten-

dencies of the present age 430.-
Calman, E. S. on the present state 1. Towards an equalization of civil
of the Jewish religion 398.

privileges 431. This tendency
Campbell, Alexander, on Campbell should have limits and qualifica-

ism, in reply to Mr. Landis 469. tions 434.–2. A practical tenden-
Campbellism,Remarks on, 469. cy 436. The Reformation, the la-

Introductory and Explanatory note bors of Bacon, Newton, Locke and
by the Editor 469. Letter to Mr. Paley 437. The revival of Cbris-
Campbell 470. Mr. Campbell's lianiiy 438. Evils of this tenden-
defence; narrative of the case 472. cy 439.-3. General intelligence
Hostility to Creeds 473. Difficul. 443.-4. An infidel tendency 445.
ties and success 474. Reply to The various forms of skepticism
Mr. Landis on the Campbellite 446.-5. The rapid disappearance
views of faith 476. Nole by the of the aboriginal tribes of different
Editor 480. Three births, three couniries 449.-6. The effusion of
kingdoms and three salvations 481. the Holy Spirit 450. The proper
Regeneration explained 482 Ten spirit and conduct to be maintained
contessions of faith appealed to in view of the signs of the times
485. The sum of the whole mat. 452.
ter 488. Unitarianism of the Christ, the Sonship of, by Rev. Dr.
Campbellites 490. Disavow both Mayer 138
Unitarianism and Trinitarianism. Christology of the Book of Enoch 86.
491. Not avowed Arians or Soci. Classical Literature, Manual of,
nians 492. The folly of Arianism by Eschenburg, noticed 505.
493, of Socinianism 495. The Cleaveland, N Esq., on Ancient and
translation of the New Testament Modern Eloquence 67.
adopted by the Campbellites 496. Coleridge's Aids to Reflection, no-
Mr. C's moral characier impugned ticed 506.
498. Spurious readings 500. Comprehensive Commentary on the
Notes by ihe Editor 500, 502.

Holy Bible, noticed 229.
Cause and Effect in Connection with Critical Notices 227, 503.

Fatalism and Free Agency. Re-
marks on, by Rev. Dr. Woods 174.
Remarks on an Anonymous Es. Dana. Rev. Daniel D. D. his Letters
say 174. The subject philosophical to Prof Stuart, noticed 253.
and metaphysical 175. Distinc- Davidson, Samuet, L. L. D. Lectures
tion between desire and volition on Biblical Criticism, noticed 243.
176. Is volition connected with a Dead Sea, Robinson on the 24.
previous desire or motive as a Deism, a historical sketch of, by Dr.
producing cause? 176. The point Pond 372. Different forms of
at issue siated 179. The author Deism 372. The earliest Deists
of the anonymous essay contri were Jews and heathens 373. Cele
butes to overturn his own system sus, Lucian and Porphyry 374.
180. The consequences of such a Hierocles 375. The emperor Ju-
theory 185. It stands in direct op Jian 376. English Deists 377.
position to God's word 186, to the Their immense influence 381.
experience of Christians 188, to German infidelity 382. That of
the principles of philosophy 189. France and the United States 383.
The apostacy of Adam, election Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
and special grace 191.

24. 324.
Chalmers, Thomas, D.D. LL. D. De Wette's Old and New Testaments,

Lectures on Romans, noticed 234. noticed 233.
Characteristics of the Present Age, Duffield, Rev. George, on the Reli-

some of the 426. Explanatory gious character of a nation 384.

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