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In two volumes. Published by these countries. Such are “his reHarper & Brothers, 82 Cliff st., lations to society” that his book will New York, 1843.

find thousands of readers, who will

derive their first knowledge of ma. Dr. Olin, traveled for his health. ny of the antiquities and customs of Leaving home in the spring of 1837, the East from this source; and by he spent his first year abroad in creating a taste for reading enlarge Paris, then six or eight months in the “ literary circle.” But no such London, then after a journey through apology was needed. The book Belgium and France, three months contains things new and valuable, in Rome. The decease of his wife enough to entitle it to a respectable soon after at Naples, determined place among the contributions to ori. him to visit the East, “ chiefly with ental literature. Although a jour. the hope of finding in the vicissitudes nal of travels along well-known of travel, and in communing with routes, must necessarily consist scenes consecrated by great events, chiefly of familiar descriptions, yet some relief from this overwhelming to these Dr. Olin has added his own calamity.” He embarked at Trieste, observations, characterized in genfor Athens, in November, 1839, vis. eral by strong sense and discriminaited Syra, then Alexandria, Cairo, tion, and embodying every thing of Thebes, Memphis, and other ancient much interest to intelligent readers. cities of Egypt. From Cairo he proceeded to Petra, by the way of Suez, Congregational Order. The An. Sinai, Akabah, at the head of the cient Platforms of the Congregagulf of the same name, and thence tional Churches of New England; to the Holy Land. After visiting with a Digest of Rules and Usa. almost every locality, made inter. ges in Connecticut, and an Ap. esting by the events of sacred his. pendir, containing Notices of tory, he embarked at Beyroot for Congregational Bodies in other home, taking Smyrna, Constantino- States. Published by Edwin ple, and Vienna, in his way, and Hunt, Hartford. proceeding through France and Eng. land to this country.

Dr. Olin This work comes from the Genseemed to be fully conscious of the eral Association of Congregational difficulty of contributing any thing Ministers in Connecticut.

It em. new to the general stock of infor- braces the Cambridge and Saybrook mation respecting the East, which is Platforms, with a Digest of Rules to be found in the writings of a long and Usages in Connecticut, and the succession of travelers. He there. Constitutions, Rules, and By-Laws fore wrote not for the benefit of of the principal Congregational bodoriental scholars, but as he informs ies in other States of the Union. us in his preface, for “a sphere of The new parts of the work were usefulness in a circulation more written by a committee appointed strictly popular.” He modestly re- for the purpose by the General As. marks, that “

peculiarities of man- sociation—the Digest of Rules and ner, or in his relations to society, Usages, by Leonard Bacon, D. D. will sometimes enable a writer, the Historical account of the oriotherwise of no high pretensions, to gin and progress of the ecclesiasticross the circumference of the fash- cal system of the Congregationalists ionable literary circle, and address of Connecticut, by D. D. Field, D. a new audience.” This is certainly D.-and the account of the degree a sufficient apology if any was re- in which their ecclesiastical order is quired in his case, for giving to the now conformed to the principles of public a new work of travels in the Saybrook Platform, by the Rev.

T. P. Gillett. The work thus pre- ments which have been made in sents a very full and distinct view of these branches of biblical learning. what Congregationalism has been We notice among the distinguished and now is in New England. A scholars who assist Mr. Kitto, by general circulation among ministers furnishing articles for the work, the and church-members is much to be names of Neander, Nicholson, and desired.


Our Country and our Work: A The Anabasis of Xenophon : chiefly

Discourse delivered at the Taber. according to the text of L. Bin. nacle, June 18, 1843. By SAM

dorf; with notes : for the use of UEL M. WORCESTER, A. M., Pas. Schools and Colleges. By John tor of the Tabernacle church, J. Owen, Principal of the CorneSalem, Mass. Published by re- lius Institute, N. Y. Published by quest.

Leavitt & Trow, New York ;

Crocker & Brewster, Boston; A. This Discourse is devoted to the H. Maltby, New Haven. cause of Home Missions; and exhibits in a forcible manner the par.

MR. Owen deserves the gratitude amount claims of this enterprise, on of the public for giving to our youth American Christians. The excellent a corrected text with good notes, of author justly regards these claims this entertaining history. A map as more pressing, and the interests of the route of the army is still a involved as more momentous than great desideratum. We hope it will those which belong to any other field be in the editor's power to furnish, of Christian effort. It is pleasing to in his next edition, this indispensameet with such indications of intel. ble help to clear conceptions. ligent interest in this cause; and especially to witness such well di. The Poets of Connecticut, with Bi. rected means of extending the in- ographical Sketches. Edited by terest among the members of our the Rev. C. W. EVEREST. Pub. churches. It will occasion no small lished by Case, Tiffany & Burn. disappointment to men of discern. ham: Hartford, 1843. ment and foresight among us if the income of the A. H. M. S. should MR. EVEREST, the editor of this fail to be doubled or trebled in 1844. volume, is an Episcopal clergyman

in Hamden, Conn., a gentleman alCyclopedia of Biblical Literature. ready favorably known to the public

By John Kitto, Editor of the for his attainments in polite litera. Pictorial Bible, &c., &c. As- ture ; and particularly as a poet. sisted by various able scholars He has, for the most part, executed and divines.

his task, in this instance, with good

taste and judgment. A few passaMR. MARK H. NEWMAN, of New ges have fallen under our notice York, is rendering a valuable service which he will probably perceive the to the Christian public, particularly justice of excluding from future edi. to ministers of the gospel, by repub- tions. The remark that the poetry lishing in numbers this excellent of Percival “ seems without art,” is work. We have no other single particularly unfortunate, since the work which embraces the subjects publication of " The Dream of a Day, of biblical criticism and interpreta. and other poems”-unfortunate in. tion, history, geography, archæolo. deed at any time. The plan of the gy, and physical science, with all work restricts the honor of being a the modern discoveries and improve. poet of Connecticut to native citi.



No better rule could have Looking-Glass for High Churchbeen adopted ; yet the absence of men : reflecting the moral phases the name of Timothy Dwight, a of High Churchism in Connecliname almost identical with Con. cut. By Bishop. 1843. necticut literature, throws a shade of suspicion on the propriety of the A PART of this pamphlet consists title. In determining who are “en- of a series of able articles on High titled, on the score of merit, to a Churchism, first published in the place in this volume,” Mr. E. has Congregational Observer. It com. thought fit to deny the distinction to prises also a review of "A Churchfew Connecticut versifiers. Almost man's Reasons for not joining in all“ attempts” have found their re. sectarian worship,” contained in a ward in this niche of fame; and letter from the Rev. A. B. Chapin to crowds of other men and women a parishioner. In this letter Mr. Cha. might have earned an equal right to pin employs the best arguments with the honor, by a few contributions to in his reach to persuade “churchthe newspapers. The biographical men" to shun all participation in the sketches are all of them very brief; sacred ordinances and public woryet this is as much as the editor ship of “sectarians.”

When we could do without diminishing the sale consider how much of the intelliof his book nearly in the proportion gence and intellectual vigor of this in which it became larger and more country is indebted to the pulpitexpensive. We could not, however, to the very pulpits against which this avoid a feeling of disappointment in warning is issued—we are surprised several instances, especially on find. at the sectarian bigotry which would ing only half a page devoted to E. P. deny the benefit to a portion of the Mason, whose talents and character, people, and exclude them from comif fully portrayed, would add an in- munion with the first minds among expressible interest to the beautiful us, and especially at the effrontery specimens which he has left of his which presumes this bigotry will be poetic genius.

respected by an independent laity.

One Faith : or Bishop Doane vs.

Bishop M'Ilvaine, on Oxford Reminiscences of the late Rev. SamTheology ; exhibited in extracts

uel Hopkins, D.D., of Newport, from their writings-together R. I. ; illustrative of his charac. with some remarks on Apostolic

ter and doctrines, with incidental Successionthe abuse of Luther

subjects from an intimacy with and Calvin and the Liturgy as a

him of twenty-one years, while preservative of doctrinal purity. pastor of a sister church in said By a Presbyterian. Second edi.

town. By William Patton, D.

. tion.

D. Published by Isaac H. Cady,

Providence; Crocker & Brewster, This pamphlet is the most valua. Boston; and Saxton & Miles, New ble which the Tractarian controversy

York, 1843. in this country has called forthpresenting a bird's-eye view of the The author was a believer in the principal points of difference be. theological views, an ardent admirer tween evangelical Episcopalians, the of the character, and a confidential Oxford party, and the church of friend of Dr. Hopkins; and his “ReRome. A wide circulation awaits it miniscences” make an interesting among the crowds whom either du. tribute to the Doctor's memory. The ty or curiosity is inclining at the grand peculiarity of “ Hopkinsianpresent time to look into the subject. ism,” that men must be willing to be damned in order to be saved, is but of their inflections, and of the glossed in a way to make it accord- laws which govern their forms in ant with truth-the first principle in passing from one language to anoreligion, that the salvation of man ther. This mode of instruction has is conditioned on his exercising a been long followed in Edinburgh supreme regard for the glory of with success, and it is to be hoped God. “If," says Dr. Tappan, “a that the labors of Mr. Smeaton may man be willing to be saved for the introduce it into our schools. glory of God, then, if it is not for his glory, he does not will to be saved.” This hypothesis having no History of the Westminster Assemfoundation, the conclusion drawn bly of Divines. By the Rev. W. from it falls also to the ground. It M. HETHERINGTON, author of the being universally for the glory of “History of the Church of ScotGod to save men who submit to his land," " Minister's Family," &c. government and methods of grace, Published by Mark H. Newman, it is this submission, and not a wil. 199 Broadway, New York, 1843. lingness to be damned, to which mankind are called, and which is a EXPECTING to refer again to this proper test of a supreme regard for history, we will now barely recomthe divine glory.

mend it as an able work, the production of a strong, judicious and

honest mind; subject, however, to An Etymological Manual of the the bias of partiality for the Scotch

English and French Languages. party, and of prejudice against Crom-
By William SMEATON. New well and the Independents.
Haven, 1843.

The object of this Manual is to The Laurel Wreath, or Affection's supply those who have not enjoy. Keepsake. Original Prose and ed a classical education, “ with the Poetry. Second edition. T. P. means of acquiring a knowledge of Collins, New York, 1844. those foreign words which have entered so largely into the composition This is a neat little volume, in of the English and French langua- matter and form, designed, we preges;" and not of the words only, sume, for a new year's present.



the honorable character of Louis

Philippe compels us to place confiNothing has occurred of national dence in his late declaration made interest since our last, except a rev- to the delegates of the London Peace olution in Spain, by which the Re- Convention, that he is entirely innogent Espartero has been displaced, cent of the charge. That it would and the Christino faction succeeded gratify his ambition to marry the to power. This is the fifth revolu. Duc d'Aumale to the young queen, tion in Spain since the year 1820, can not be doubted ; and with this and perhaps the most difficult to be prospect he would naturally favor explained. Common fame ascribes her claim to the throne against the it to the intrigues of France; but pretensions of Don Carlos. And his


alledged hostility to Espartero is at- that in this event, other rights of the tributed to the opposition of that ge- Protestants would be infringed, and neral to this arrangement. A rival the operation of Protestant missions to the Duc d'Aumale has arisen, it and schools in the kingdom be seriis said, in the person of the Prince ously embarrassed. Every interest of the Asturias, in whose favor his of religion seems to require a refather, Don Carlos, is ready to ab- dress of this Irish grievance, not as dicate the crown, on condition that is recommended, by creating a new the young queen will marry the established church, but by abolishprince, and concede to him the title ing the present establishment, and of king of Spain. This arrange. leaving all sects to the support of the ment would be most likely to extend voluntary principle. We are not, peace to Spain, and it will be pow- however, without hopes that Cathoerfully supported by Austria, Prus- lic Ireland may act better than our sia and Russia, who favor the claims fears, in the event of a repeal of the of Don Carlos.. Unhappy Spain is, union. She may do herself the ho. however, apparently destined still to nor, and the cause of freedom the suffer from domestic and foreign in. high service, of placing churches of trigue, and much blood may yet be all communions on an equal footing. shed.

The condition of the tenantry affords another ground of just complaint

against the legislation of the English The Repeal of the Union contin. parliament. A law ought to be ues to be agitated in Ireland with enacted, securing to the tenant a unabated zeal. The weekly rent right of property in improvements. has risen from £300 to £3000, and Without this security he can not obit becomes daily more evident that tain capital for outlay in improvethe demands of the Irish must be ments, nor have any suitable en. granted in due course of law, or couragement to increase the permathe kingdom will be torn, perhaps nent value of the property. But dismembered, by violence. The still another grievance must be reonly peaceable means now left of dressed, before confidence will be retaining Ireland in the Union is the placed in any legislation of the imredress of grievances in respect to perial parliament. The right of sufthe church, the condition of the ten- frage must be extended, and Ireland antry, and the right of suffrage. must have a voice in that legislature The Protestants of Ireland are about that can not but be respected. This 700,000, the Catholics 6,000,000. is the most difficult concession to be The ecclesiastical revenues, about made to her—the most hazardous; £500,000, are all appropriated to for what may not be feared from a the established Protestant church. strong party-catholic, and in a Great Britain can now redress this sense foreign-exercising a powergrievance, by establishing another ful control over the whole legislanational church,-a Catholic,—and tion of the United Kingdom? The adjusting the revenues to this new union had better be repealed than state of things. But a little delay continued with rival interests, real may force on a repeal of the union, or imaginary, to be the source of place the power in the hands of a constant bitterness and agitation. Catholic parliament, and wholly di- Even our oil and water-not to say vest the English church in Ireland alkali and acid-ought to be put in of her endowments. It is thought separate vessels.



ERRATUM.-On p. 543, read gradum for “gradem."

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