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consulted for much valuable information: nor has there appeared a single book of consequence, that could throw any light on the various topics treated of in these pages, that has been intentionally left unexplored.

Mr. WARD's book on the Hindoos, is a great and valuable acquisition to the religion and literature of this country, and reflects the highest honour on the talents and principles of the author, whose motives for its publication are evidently of the purest nature. Of the use that has been made of it in this work, the reader will have no cause to complain.

The information contained in Mr. Mills's work on Mohammedanism, is as creditable to his intelligence as the style in which it is conveyed is honourable to the taste and ingenuity of that liberal and enlightened writer.

It has been the Author's constant aim, to render this Book at once instructive, moral, and amusing; and he has been uni. formly careful to speak of the numerous sects and parties, in such manner as should not give offence to any person ; on the contrary, he has constantly endeavoured to enlighten, improve, and instruct all. Of Christian sects he has, generally, spoken as they have spoken of themselves in their own publications. He has avoided fulness of detail respecting sects whose doctrines and practices are already well-known; but has endeavoured to devote as much of his work as possible, to interesting particulars of sects and parties of nations and individuals, whose opinions and ceremonies have hitherto been slightly illustrated.

Without making the present work a vehicle of his own private sentiments, the Author has never failed, when necessary, to advocate the great cause of religious toleration, and has endeavoured to impress the mind of his Christian readers with the necessity of constantly keeping the “unity of the spirit in the bond of peace," a lesson which he and they cannot fail to learn, while they contemplate the amazing variety of practices and the delicate shades of doctrines that exist among conscientious men of all denominations and in all countries, on subjects of religious faith and practice.

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Plan of the City of Jerusalem to face the Title.

Auricular Confession [Page 23.] The Priest in the Confessional, hearing the Confessions [the people. A female speaks to him through a lattice. che rest are waiting to be admitted.

Extreme Unction. [Page 23.] The Priest in the act of administerng the last said rite to a dying man.

Elevation of the lost. [Page 56.] A Roman Catholic Priest at Mass, in the act of raising the consecrated wafer, after it has been transubstantiated into the real body of Christ. The Accolites ring a little bell, holding his garment, that people may know what is then doing, and may behold thcir Redlcemer before them.

Elevation e' the Cup. [Puge 56.] This is the same ceremony as the above, after the wine has been changed into the real blood of Jesus Christ.

Grand Mass. [Page 61.) This is the greatest Mass, performed only on particular days amongst the Roman Catholics.

Mass of the Holy Ghost. [Page 62.] This is a very grand and solemn Mass, peculiarly offered to the third person in the Trinity of the Roman Catholic Religios.

Giving the Benediction. (Page 62.] A Roman Catholic Priest giving the blessing to the people after Mass.

Procession of the Host. [Page 63.] A public Procession of the Host, or consecrated wafer, as practised in Roman Catholic countries; children strew- Wit ing flowers, &c. in the way. Procession of Cardinals to the Conclave. [Page.65.]

This is a magnificent Procession of the Cardinals at Rome going to elect a new Pape.

Reverencing the Pope. [Page. 65.] This cut describes the manner of what is called kissing the Pope's toe.

Procession of the Flagellants. [Page 67.] Devotees and fanatics amongst the Roman Catholics, publicly flogging themselves, by way of “ mortifying the flesh.” They are now almost extinct.

Worshipping in St. Patrick's Cave. [Page 69.] This is a custom in some parts of Ireland, where the lame and the sick perform their religious adorations in a certain cave, named as on the cut. Passing through the Fire on St. John's Day in

Ireland. [Page 69.] The country people are here described in the act of passing through the flames, called St. Patrick's Purgatory.

Baptism in the Russian Church. [Page 117.) A Priest immersing a boy in water.

Worship in the Armenian Church. [Page 117.)

The Priest in the act of pronouncing a solemn Bene diction on the People.

Bethlehem. [Page 129.] The holy town or village of Bethlehem, where our Saviour was born, is faithfully represented in this cut.

Nazareth. [Page 129.] The town and country of Nazareth, as it at present appears, in a valley, is here accurately represented

Grotto of Nazareth. [Page 130.] The holy Grotto and Manger, the Birth-place of the Saviour of the World, are bere faithfully delineated.

The Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem. [Page 130.] This Sacred Place, the tomb of the Redeemer, now Chapel for Divine worship, is here shown.

St. Peter's at Rome. [Page 181.]

St. Sophia at Constantinople. [Page 181.]

St. Paul's Church. [Page 180.] This is a view of the great Western entrance and Front of St. Paul's Cathedral, London,

Westminster Abbey. [Page 180.] This venerable Church and Abbey are here shown, as they are seen from the East. Part of Henry VIIth's Chapel, and the two lofty towers of that ancient and beautiful building are here accurately drawn.

Church of England Baptism. [Page 196.] A Church of England Clergyman publicly christening an infant at the font.

Church of England Sacrament. [Page 196.] A Clergyman giving the cup in the Lord's Supper.

Church of England Marriage. [Page 197.] This is a public wedding according to the forms established by law, in the Church, before the Altar

Church of England Burial. [Page 198.]
The Sexton and Grave-digger, in the act of lowering
the Coffin into the Grave, while the Minister reads the
Funeral Service

Church of England Confirmation. [Page 197.] The Bishop is laying his hands on the head of the young persons, who kneel round the Communion table, in the act of blessing them.

Church of England Convocation. [Page 205.] The Archbishop of Canterbury holding a Convocation of the Bishops in the Upper-house of that Assembly.

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Lord's Supper in the Kirk of Scotland. [Page 221.1

The Elders are here seen distributing the Sacred Ele

ipents.

Love Feast. [Page 243.]
The Distribution of the Bread and Water to the People.

Prayer Meeting and Exhortation. [Page 243.)
A brother exhorting the People.

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