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Mary the mother of God.
Garlands for Christ and His people. By C. P. Craig. London: Hodder By Mary Jane Bayman. London: & Stoughton.
Elliot Stock. An attempt to dramatize various An unpretending collection of four scenes in the life of Mary.
The lady smaller books, written, as the preface author has selected these scenes with tells us, by one whose education would much discrimination, and dressed have seemed unequal to such a task. them in blank verse of accurate mea. True, there is but scant acquaintance suro, and not entirely destitute of with the stilted school rules of verse, but rhythm. There are no violations of in almost all these pieces there is honest motrical law, and the general effect is original thought, and their simple pleasing in a poetical sense, while the homely Saxon speech makes them far doctrine introduced is unexceptionable. more forcible than the polished feeblePerhaps some lack of power is to be ness often found in more refined rhymes. observed, but on the whole this neat These little pieces are all powerfully little volume may be well procured by written, and, though some may clash lovers of holy poesy.
with our taste, all must claim our com
mendation. Old Paths for Young, Pilgrims. Angels and Heaven. By Thomas
London: The Religious Tract
Mills, author of “ Sure of Heaven."
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 27, A LITTLE book which we should like
Paternoster Row. to have placed in the hands of all young Christians. It very success
THOSE of our readers who are acfully deals with practical questions, quainted with the previous writings of which sometimes perplex the inex
Mr. Mills, will be prepared to learn perienced ; especially such as arise in that this is a thoughtful and elaborate connection with amusements, and
treatise on the important subjects common duties of life. The chapter
which it discusses. We have published on confessing Christ relegates that one of the chapters, " The first Christduty to the observance of the Lord's mas Scene,” in another portion of this Supper, without an intimation that number of the Magazine, for the twoby a large portion of the Christian fold reason of its appropriateness to Church, Baptism is held to be an the season, and that our readers may equally important and Divinely ap
be furnished with a specimen of this pointed mode of confessing the Saviour.
excellent work. This is a defect in the book which We rarely meet with a book so might have been remedied, without thoroughly calculated to minister to wounding the most sensitive adherent intelligent Christian conviction and to the practice of Pædobaptism.
consolation; and we trust that our
readers may experience the joy and i. Lizzie Blake ; or, Scenes from the profit which we have found in its pe
Life of a Village Maiden. By the rusal.
" George Wayland,” &c.
Consecration ; or, Thoughts on Per
sonal Holiness. By M. H. H. ii. My Little Corner. A Book for Third thousand. London: Hodder Cottage Homes.
& Stoughton, 27, Paternoster Row. iii. Fanny the Flower Girl, and
Price Fourpence. Esther's Trial. By the Author of We hail with gladness such publica“ Soldier Fritz,' &c. London: tions as this, which, most wisely, Religious Tract Society, 56, kindly and concisely appeals against Paternoster Row.
the worldliness of many professing
Christians, and not only points out but THESE will prove enchanting additions helps to lead into the more excellent to the nursery and school library. way.
Brief Notes on the Critical History tended to illustrate, we feel able to
of the Text and English Version speak with authority of their value. of Holy Scripture. By JOSEPH No lecture can be more interesting or ANGUS, M.A., D.D. Working Ranyard's work—“The Book and its
instructive than that founded on Mrs. Men's Educational Union, 28, Story”—supplemented by Dr. Angus’s Paternoster Row. Price One Shil.
little book now before us, and the ling.
Diagrams on the History of the This is a most valuable synopsis of
Bible." An extract we have given in the textual history of the English ver- another portion of the MAGAZINE will sions of the Scriptures. Having lec
convince our readers of the value of tured seventy times from that series of this publication ; but it is especially the Diagrams of the Working Men's notable as containing a compact acEducational Union, which it is in- count of the earliest versions.
MINISTERIAL CHANGES. manner in which the builder, Mr. KinLOUGHTON, ESSEX.-The Rev. W. dell, had carried out the contract. The Bentley has resigned the pastorate of
read by the the Church at Loughton, and will ter.
treasurer, Mr. Alfred Henry Baynes, minate his labours there at Christmas. showing that the total cost of tho en
The Rev. D. McCallum,of Melbourne, largement of the chapel, and of the new Derbyshire, has received and accepted a
schoolroom and vestries, was £870; very cordial invitation from the General
that more than £700 had been conBaptist Church, Chesham, Bucks. tributed, and a loan of £100 received LIVERPOOL.—The Rov. Philip G.
from the building fund, the repayment Scorey, of Wokingham, has accepted
of which had been guaranteed by the the unanimous invitation of the Church promised contributions of the church in Pembroke Chapel, Liverpool, to the and congregation. It was stated that pastoral office vacant by the resignation Mr. Harvey had promised a further of the Rev. C. M. Birrell.
donation of £5 on condition that the whole amount be raised. The chairman
made a similar promise, and in the MISCELLANEOUS.
course of the evening the sums given HARROW-ON-THE-HILL.-Public ser- and promised amounted to £60. After vices in connection with the opening interesting addresses by the Revs. Dr. of the new schoolroom and enlarged Manning, C. Bailhache, and C. KirtBaptist chapel, were held on Thursday, land, and Messrs. J. P. Bacon, A. the 14th inst. An appropriate sermon Long, and Thomas Smith, formerly was preached in the afternoon by the pastor of the church, the meeting Rev. Clement Bailhache. After tea in separated full of joy and gratitude that the new schoolroom, which called forth the hope cherished from the commenceuniversal admiration, a public meet- ment of accomplishing the work withing was held in the chapel, over which out incurring a debt, had been realised. Mr. John James Smith, of Watford, presided. The minister, the Rev. J.
RECENT DEATHS. Bigwood, expressed the obligation of the building committee and friends to
Rev. W. MORGAN, D.D., HOLYHEAD. the architect, Mr. Serle, for his almost This great and good man passed gratuitous services, and to the solicitor, away on Sunday morning, September Mr. G. Hepburn,for his kindness in ac- 15th, after nearly half a century of cepting only his out-of-pocket expenses wise, faithful, and successful ministry in and also their satisfaction with the the Baptist church, Holyhead, aged 71.
of his age.
He was especially connected with this lungs reduced his frame, which was
Magazine,” having subscribed to it generally strong, to the lowest state of for upwards of forty years.
weakness; and although he rallied to May the “Father of the fatherless, some degree towards the end of Sepand Judge of the widows,” provide for tember, diarrhoea and erysipelas followhis remaining family; and may, a ing in succession, he succumbed on double portion of His spirit rest upon Monday October 28th, in the 65th year his young successor in the ministry.
The tenderness of his
gracious Father was clearly evinced in THE LATE REV. J. JENKINS, BRITTANY.
the almost absence of pain; his soul
enjoyed unwavering confidence and This esteemed and valued mission- peace with his Saviour and perfect ary of the Baptist Foreign Missionary satisfaction in God's dealing His Society, ended his earthly course at precious partner in life had preceded Morlaix after a protracted illness. He him to the heavenly home about two was a native of Wales, being a third years, but six of his children attended son of the late revered John Jenkins, him and surrounded his death bed, D.D., Hengoed, Glamorganshire, and three others being unavoidably abbrother to Mr. Llewellyn Jenkins, sent in England and America, but all Maesycwmmer. He went out under most sorrowfully mourning the loss of the auspices of the Baptist Continental
“ Noble Father' as they Society, of which Dr. Thomasof Ponty, expressed it, whose life is and will pool (then of Henrietta-street) was still remain such a-noble example to secretary, and Mr. Woolley treasurer,
The funeral took place on but was supported principally by the 31st. The consistory of Brest, to subscriptions obtained through a com- testify their appreciation of his chamittee at Cardiff, which place he left racter and labours appointed the prefor Brittany on the 20th September, sident Rev. Mons. Chabal, with a lay 1834, therefore he had occupied the delegation of three of its members to field for upwards of thirty-eight years. preside at and attend his obsequies. The country, when he arrived, was Pastor Brand, of Lorient, was also devoid of a single Protestant amongst present by invitation, and he began the Breton people; but, he had the the service after the people had conprivilege, during his long and arduous gregated at the house, offering prayer and sometimes dangerous labours, not and words of consolation to the only of gathering together two Pro- bereaved sons and daughters of the testant congregations, of seeing two departed and the sorrowing Christian Baptist churches worshipping God in friends present. Thence the procestwo commodious chapels surrounded sion, including the family, the memby a population of some thousands of bers of the Breton churches who had people enlightened in the truths of the gathered together from far and near, Gospel of Jesus; but he translated the the sou-prefect, the mayor of the New Testament anew, the interesting town, a zealous Roman Catholic; and history of which is given by Dr. a concourse of others classifying themTregelles in the “ Journal of Litera- selves as friends, about 500 in number tur” 1867, page 95, that wontthrough proceeded to Morlaix Baptist Chapel five editions under his own supervi- were they were eloquently and feel sion. Scores of tracts were either ingly addressed by Mons. Chabal on composed or translated, and hundreds the Christian character and extensive of thousands put in circulation among labours of the deceased pastor: After the ignorant, besides hymns of praise, the procession proeveded to Morlair school books, &c. &c. His-indisposi- Cemetery, where, when the body had tion had commenced nearly three been lowered to its last resting place years ago, in the form of a cold which in the Protestant part of this
beautiful left a slight cough; and in June last, burying ground, the Rev. M. Brand after going to the May meetings of spoke to the people of the necessity Paris, and making a hasty run to the and value of true religion. It was South of France, ho returned greatly indeed a sorrowfûl yot a blessed fatigued, and hemorrhage from tho
In Memoriam ..
In an Observatory
In the World
John the Baptist
“Jesus, Lover of my Soul”