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those who heard it, or by those who have read it. The Rev.J. W. Walker, B.A., Mr. Fletcher's successor, delivered the oration at the grave. A funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. H. H, Carlisle, LL.D., of Southampton, on the Sunday evening of June 18th in the chapel of the late pastor to a large congregation, who will long entertain pleasing and grateful recollections of the life and labours of one who had been to them a true friend, an able preacher, and a faithful pastor.

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Notices of Books. The British Quarterly Review. of the history and customs of Egypt, No. CXXVII. July 1, 1876. (Lon.

such as throw light on the Bible narradon: Hodder and Stoughton.)

tive. He seeks to clear up obscurities The British Quarterly for July opens

and difficulties, points out the analogies, with an able article on the “Illyrian

prefigurations, symbolic representations, Emperors and their Lands," the in

and lessons which may be accepted, and terest of which is greatly enhanced by

endeavours so to present his description being read in connection with another

that the reader may, as it were, see The Independence and Integrity

before him the route followed by Israel, of the Ottoman Empire." An article

the scenery, and all other accessories." on “ The Unseen Universe" shows how

4 Chronological and Geogralittle we really know regarding things

phical Introduction to the Life of that are seen, and how much light is

Christ. By CH. Ed. CASPARI. reflected on them by the revelations of

From the original German work. the New Testament. To an article

(Edinburgh: T. and T. Clark.) which deals with “ Drunkenness and

This volume is designed to present a Proposed Remedies," we beg to call the

clear and well-ordered account of the special attention of the reader. This

various incidents in the life of Christ giant and growing ovil, at once em

which are recorded by the four Evanphatically the crime and the curse of

gelists, and to meet certain difficulties England, must be dealt effectually with

which are made the most of by those before long, but much preliminary discussion is required, in order to the

who profess to find mutual contraformation of a sound and intelligent

diction in the Gospels, by showing that

sundry statements of the writers may public opinion. The brief notices of

be reconciled with the facts of history, “Contemporary Literature,” strikes us

and with what is known of particular as being very able and judicious.

places. By close research and minute The Exodus and the Wanderings analysis, the author makes it evident

in the Wilderness. By the Rev. Dr. that there is a real and essential agreeEDERSHEIM. (London : The Reli. ment in the testimony of the four gious Tract Society.)

separate witnesses. Many things in the Dr. Edersheim gives careful notices book are drawn from sources hitherto

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neglected, or not easily accessible. All Church Establishments Considered, diligent students of the New Testament

Especially in Reference to the Church will be grateful for this valuable help in

of England. By the late R. INGHAM, their studies.

D.D. (London : Elliot Stock.) The Expositor. Edited by the

Ao elaborate treatise, on a prominent

ecclesiastical controversy. It embodies Rev. S. Cox, Vol. III. (London : Hodder and Stoughton.)

the author's “most mature thoughts on a

subject which engaged his anxious conWe are glad to find that a monthly,

sideration for many years," His own solely devoted to the exposition of

personal and special convictions are Holy Writ,” has paid from the first, and

strongly insisted on; but in the main that the circulation is still improving:

his appeal is to all Evangelical ProtestWritten by scholars, THE EXPOSITOR is

ants. The foot-notes, sometimes exceed. addressed to Christians in general. Its staff includes many of the ablest Exposi

ing the bulk of the text, are a noticeable

portion of the work, and contain a mass tors in various bodies of Christians, contains excellent matter worthily pre

of quotation illustrating the opinions sented, and may well secure a high

expressed by various members of the

Establishment itself on the subject to place in public esteem.

which the book relates. A Course of Addresses on the

The Poetical Works of Ray Word and Forks of God. Delivered to an Evangelical Association of

Palmer. Complete Edition. (Lon.

don : R. D. Dickinson, FarringdonYoung Men. By M. LOTHIAN. (Edinburgh : Johnstone, Hunter,

street.)

cristians of England and Co.)

a complete edition of the American Poet These thirty-one addresses

of the Sanctuary, Mr. Dickinson has printed in the Christian Treasury, and

done well. The author of that justlynow issued, for general benefit.

admired lyric, “My faith looks up to They are clear, simple, and well

Thee," has written some of the most arranged, and may suggest subjects, and

exquisite hymns in the English modes of thought suitable for young men and senior scholars in Sunday

language. His poem, “Home,” abounds

in touches of pathos and beauty; and Schools.

the “ Miscellaneous Poems" The Commencement of the Second garden of choice flowers.

Christian Epoch; or, Christ is coming. Organized Christianity: Is it of BY A CHRISTIAN. (Caxton Printing Man or of God? By HENRY DUNN. Works, Beccles, Suffolk.)

(London: Simpkin, Marshall, and “This book is purposely not entered at Co.) Stationers' Hall, that any of the people The larger treatment which the book may be free to printit." It is very unlikely may demand must be left to reviewers that any will reprint it. In the close of who have space at command. The the book we are assured that “the writer “advertisement” indicates that the having now accomplished the mission writer is not sanguine about the speedy the Lord God entrusted to him, will adoption of his views: “The author's write no more ...

.. will keep his mouth views, although in the main unchanged, shut and lay aside his pen.” Certainly now lean to the conclusion that advance the best and the wisest course he can can scarcely be anticipated. He is possibly pursue.

therefore inclined to think that churches

were

are

are &

and commends the ideas contained in this “ Song of Christ's Flock." The Sayings of Little Chil

dren. (London: James Clarke

and Co.) A very Childishaffair altogether.

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will, in all probability, remain much as they are until the time of the end.” Our Children. By Mrs. HENRY

Wood, Author of “ East Lynne," “Bessy Wells," &c. (London:

Daldy, Isbister and Co.) This small volume is for parents, especially mothers, giving wise counsel for the training of children in knowledge and virtue. Its suggestions reduced to practice would prove a blessing to many a household. A Universal Geography.

In Four Parts: Historical, Mathematical, Physical, and Political. By the Rev. Thos. MILNER, M.A.

(London : Religious Tract Society.) One of the trustworthy educational books published by the Religious Tract Society. A capital, closely-compacted, well-arranged text book, with copious and convenient index. Poetry and Prose, for the "Pearl

of Days;” or, Stories for Sabbath Hours. By Edgar Mould. With a preface by the Rev. John Power, Rector of Dodbroke. (London;

Griffith and Farran.) There is nothing remarkable in this book. Considered as literature it is commonplace; and, though it is pervaded by a religious spirit, it is hardly up to the mark for Sunday reading. There is a missionary story, “Life in a Zanena; or, the Story of Mohti (the

Pearl).” If the portrait on the frontispiece be a correct likeness of this lady, it must be Oriental exaggeration that calls her a “pearl.” The Song of Christ's Flock.

By John STOUGHTON, D.D. (Lon.

don ; Hodder and Stoughton.) We welcome this new edition of a work most helpful in the development of spiritual life.

In itself the twentythird Psalm abounds with interest, but the interest is greatly increased by the manner in which the author illustrates

BRIEFER NOTICES OF BOOKS.

A Mother's Stories for her Children. By the late Mrs. Carus-Wilson. The name of our authoress is a sufficient guarantee for the interest and in. struction to be found in these simple tales for the little ones. -Heart Healing. By the Rev. W. Boyd Carpenter, M.A., Vicar of St. James's Holloway, and Select Preacher before the University of Cambridge. (London: Hatchards.) A carefully written treatise, mild and quiet in its tone, intended to give instruction, comfort, and couragement to wounded hearts. Personal Recollections. By the Rev. C. B. Taylor, M.A. (London: Religious Tract Society.) An attractive little volume, All who know anything about the writings of Mr. Taylor will be pleased to see the brief memoir, and be interested in the “ Personal Recollections” that follow.-In the Beginning ; or, From Eden to Canaan.— The Star of Promise ; or, From Bethlehem to Calvary. By Mary L. S. Leathley, Author of Conquerors and Captives," &c. (Lon. don : Ward, Lock, and Tyler.) Volumes of the “Good Aim Series.” Lessons of Scripture history for the most part in the words of the Bible. Questions and verses are placed at the end of each chapter. Useful aids in teaching young children.— Elements of the History of England. By J. C. Curtis, B.A., Author of “ Elements of the History of Rome,” &c. New and revised edition. (London : The Religious Tract Society.) A useful help in education. The reputation of Mr. Curtis, and the issue of the book by the Religious Tract Society, give assurance of its trustworthiness.

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senters thus having an opportunity of better understanding each other's views on questions of common interest.

MEETING OP BISHOPS AND NONCON

MINISTERS LAMBETH Palace.-In compliance with an influential memorial addressed to the Archbishop of Canterbury, his Grace on Monday, July 23rd, convened a meeting at Lambeth Palace, at which the follow. ing Bishops were present-viz., the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishops of London, Winchester, Norwich, Gloucester and Bristol, Peterborough, and Bath and Wells, and the following Nonconformist ministers :-The Revs. Dr. Allon, Dr. Angus, Dr. Aveling, S. H. Booth, W. B. Boyce, Dr. Oswald Dykes, Dr. Donald Fraser, Newman Hall, J. C. Harrison, S. Hebditch, D. Jopes, Dr. M‘Ewen, G. J. Perks, Dr. Punshon, Dr. Raleigh, Dr. Rigg, W. Roberts, C. Stanford, Dr. Stoughton, J. Viney, E. White, and R. D. Wilson. The Rev. Drs. Cumming and Robertson, of the Established Church of Scotland, were also present. The object of the meeting was to afford opportunity to Christian ministers of different denominations to confer with the Archbishop and other bishops respecting the alleged progress of irreligious thought at the present time. The meeting was opened by the Archbishop with prayer

and reading of the Holy Scriptures, after which his Grace addressed those present on the subject which had brought them together. The Archbishop was followed by many speakers. The general tone and feeling of the meeting was hopeful, and many who had large experience of the state of religion throughout the kingdom, testified to the real growth of vital Christianity, notwithstanding the activity of its modern assailants. His Grace, in acknowledging a vote of thanks, expressed his sense of the usefulness of the meeting, and of the importance of Churchmen and Dis.

THE CITY TEMPLE.-On Sunday morning, July 31st, the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs attended the City Temple in state, the occasion being Dr. Parker's completion of seven years' ministry in the City of London. In the course of his sermon, Dr. Parker stated that the City Temple is the oldest congregational church in London, having been founded in 1640 by Dr. Thomas Goodwin, some time President of Magdalen Chapel, Ox ford, preacher to the Council of State, and chaplain to Oliver Cromwell. He further pointed out that the site of the City Temple is the centre of seréral historical and pathetic associationsRichard Baxter having died in Charter. house-square ; John Bunyan on Snow. hill; on the south stood the old Fleet prison, where Hooper was long con. fined; on the north was Smithfield, where many martyrs suffered in the cause of religious liberty. It is proposed to put up in the City Temple & marble tablet in memory of the founder, and to put in sixteen memorial windows in honour of several Puritan divines and of the Smithfield martyrs. To do this new work, and to pay the remaining debt upon the building, Dr. Parker stated a sum of £1,200 would be required. The unwonted circumstance of a State visit to a Nonconformist place of worship by the chief civic authorities attracted a large gathering, which filled all parts of the building.

CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF WALES.The fifth annual assembly of this Union, representing about a thousand congregations, and an aggregate of more than

Evans, L. L. Bevan, and others took part in the interesting proceedings.

a hundred thousand members, was held
at Cardiff, on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of
August.—The president for the year
was the Rev. R. Thomas, of Bala.
Sermons were preached by the Rev. E.
H. Evans, and E. Lewis. At the first
conference a paper was read by the Rev.
E. Williams on “The devotional part
of pablic worship." — The president
delivered an address from the chair on
“The Scriptures, and the proper use
thereof." Mr. Hugh Owen, who at-
tended as a deputation from the “Con.
gregational Total Abstinence Society,"
delivered an address on the subject. The
Revs. D. Griffiths, J. L. Jones, D. M.
Jenkins, W. Nicholson, W. Jenkins, W.

REEDHAM ASYLUM.—The Old Scholars of the Reedham Fatherless Asylum had their annual gathering at the Institution on Monday, August 7th. About 200 assembled, and spent a very happy day. After dinner there were, of course, the inevitable speeches. Mr. S. Lowrey presided, and was supported by several members of the Board, and Dr. Aveling, the hon. secretary. Mr. H. J. Harvey replied to the toast of the "Old Scholars," and assured all present that the old scholars meant to maintain the honour of their former home.

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News of Our Churches.
MINISTERIAL CHANGES, Stephenson as pastor at West Dulwich.
SETTLEMENTS, &c.

Rev. G, SADLER has succeeded the

late Rev. T. Atkin as pastor of LittleRev, J. T. POWELL, of New College,

moor Chapel, Glossop. has been appointed assistant to the Rev.

Rev. H. R. NOBLE is leaving W. Marshall, of Cambridge Heath

Widnes to become assistant to the Rev. Church, Hackney.

J. Spong, De Beauvoir Town. Rev. H. W. STENT, of Northampton, Rev. W. W. Sherren has resigned has accepted the pastorate of the Church

his charge in the Isle of Portland to at Redbill, Surrey.

become minister of the Church at Rev. W. M. Statham, of Wycliffe

Greenbithe. Chapel, Hull, is about to succeed the

Rev. GEORGE L. Hall, of the Rev. Dr. Raleigh as pastor of Hare

Nottingham College, has been invited Court Church, Canonbury.

to Ravensworth-street Chapel, Sunder. Rev. D. JAMIESON, of Wirksworth, is

land. removing to Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.

Rev. G. CAKEBREAD has just returned Rev. A. E. HARBOURN has resigned

from the United States, and accepted the Church at Caistor, Lincolnshire.

the invitation of the Church at Newport, Rev. HERBERT DEWEY, late of

Essex, to become their minister. Harleston, has been invited by the

Rev. A. NAIRN, of Stirling, is Church at Horbury Chapel, Notting

removing to the Church at Whitehaven. Hill, to assist them in forming a new Church in the neighbourhood. Rev. J. R. Noble has given up his

NEW CHURCHES, CHAPELS, &c. charge at Royton, near Oldham.

Rev. COLMER B. SYMB, B.A., lately A NEW Union Church has been formed from Adelaide, Australia, is now pastor at Cheltenham, to which seventy-two of Southernhay Church, Exeter.

members were admitted on August 14th. Rey. W. P. DOTHIE, M.A., late of The foundation-stone of a Redhill, Surrey, succeeds the Rev. T. Congregational Church was laid at

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