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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.
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-
tion of the Second Epistle of Peter, Baptism: Import of Bantišw, Pres.
Beecheron 40. Statement of the
tion 41. Meaning of the word
gard of these principles 43. False
45. Bantitw signifies to cleanse,
acier and Functions of 1. Should 48. Circumstances did exist tend-
tism and regeneration came to be
water baptism 368. Other proofs
Comparalive Moral Purity of 281 Barnes, Rev. Albert, His Notes on
Beecher, Rev. Pres. Edward, on
Buch, M. Von, to Prof. Robinson 31.
Bush, Prof. George, his Notes on Note by the Editor 426. Exclusive
habits undesirable 127. Three
dencies of the present age 430.-
privileges 431. This tendency
ism, in reply to Mr. Landis 469. tions 434.–2. A practical tenden-
Introductory and Explanatory note bors of Bacon, Newton, Locke and
Holy Bible, noticed 229.
Fatalism and Free Agency. Re-
Lectures on Romans, noticed 234. noticed 233.
some of the 426. Explanatory gious character of a nation 384.