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mise efficiency to these published Dis. for whose benefit the work is published. courses, the parishioners of High-Roding We refer to one. Pont y Monach, or ought to take heed to this their day of the Devil's-Bridge, in Cardiganshire, is visitation. The Popish and Anglo- spoken of as being situated in North Roman notion of justification, the former Wales : it is not, we grant, many miles taught in the Council of Trent, and the on the southern side of the boundary ; latter in Mr. Newman's Lectures on but we wish to see those popular works, Justification, is proved antiscriptural, which we place in the hands of our heretical, and dangerous, in direct and children, as correct as possible. A new manifest opposition to the teaching of edition, we hope, will be speedily rethe Articles of the English Protestant quired, when the above mistake, with a Church, to the Homilies which were few others, can easily be rectified. compiled by our noble Reformers, and Memoirs of Gaspar de Coligny, Adto the sentiments of those Divines who, miral of France. With an Account of in the early days of the Reformation, the Massacre of St. Bartholomew's-Day, suffered and died in the hallowed cause. August 24th, 1572. Translated and We cannot but express our ardent wish, edited by David Dundas Scott, Esq. that Mr. Ridgeway's Discourses may be 12mo. pp. 228. Hamilton.- We are extensively perused.

gratified that a Life of this ill-fated The Teacher's Offering ; or, Sunday but generous-minded individual has at School monthly Visiter for 1843. 18mo. length, in an English dress, been prepp. 376. Ward.-The articles which sented to the public, and executed by are contained in this manual are judi one who has proved himself so well quaciously selected and well arranged ; and lified for the undertaking. A chasm in to Sabbath-school Teachers, who have our ecclesiastical literature is now hapto bring out of their treasury things pily supplied, by which a flood of light both new and old, for the edification and is thrown upon the diabolical and murky interest of the children around them, deeds of the Papacy in France, in order this manual will prove, we doubt not, to eradicate and destroy the Reformed effectively serviceable.

faith. In the general history of that The Christian's IV alk with God. By eventful period we behold the great De the Hon. Mrs. M 18mo. pp. 77. Coligny struggling to reconcile his duty Groombridge.--To foster and maintain to his King, with the allegiance he owed personal religion, while the various to his God, the indomitable asserter Churches in Christendom are agitated of a good cause, guiding it through with subjects of general and, in many apparently inextricable difficulties ; often, instances, we may assert, momentous, indeed, sacrificing both its interests and controversy, this unpretending tract has his own, to his love of peace; yet, by an been published. The excellent writer admirable union of wisdom, promptitude, evinces a mind deeply imbued with and courage, driving his enemies at last devout sentiment, and manifests to the desperate resource of a perfidious ardent desire to be useful to all classes massacre. Something still more interof professing Christians. No one can esting presents itself in this history: the rise from the perusal of this treatise first Captain of his age turning to the without being more alive to his duty and simple Scriptures for comfort when in privileges as a believer.

prison, and an invalid; asking counsel Old Humphrey's Country Strolls. of a poor Protestant Pastor; entreating 12mo. pp. 320. Tract Society. A pleas- the sympathy and prayers of a persecuted ing and entertaining volume, fraught with Christian flock; relinquishing the homuch that is amusing and instructive, nours of a court for domestic retirement; which will not fail to create an interest in regulating his household, and instructing places to be met with in our own coun his brothers, children, servants, and foltry ; abounding in that variety of roman- lowers, according to the Scriptures of tic scenery, and historical reminiscence, truth ; and yet, when the occasion rein search of which many have been in- quired, asserting the cause of Christ duced to visit foreign shores, before they with unflinching courage and constancy. have made themselves personally ac On the bloody day of St. Bartholomew, quainted with the resources and capabi- he met with his death. A large paintlities of their father-land, to gratify a ing, descriptive of the assassination of curiosity, however refined, poetic, or an. Coligny dis-graces one of the Halls of tique. Through inadvertence, a few Audience in the Vatican at the present errors have crept into the work ; which, day. although not of any great importance, Sketches of Irish Ilistory, Antiquities, may, nevertheless, tend to mislead those Religion, Customs, and Manners. By

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By C. C. V. G. With a Life of John lotte Elizabeth. 12mo. pp. viii, 340. Bunyan, the Author, by Robert H. Groombridge. We do not exaggerate Wetherell, Esq. 12mo. pp. 353. Par. when we say, that there exists generally sonstown and Co. We never thought throughout England a lamentable state the suggestion of Dr. Clarke to be of of ignorance respecting the leading much value; and are now more than ever points of history, as relating to Ireland, confirmed in that opinion. The volume whence has arisen, in considerable before us is certainly a failure, inasmuch degree, that apathy which among nume as the authoress has not caught the rous classes has prevailed with regard to spirit of the original writer. On the the moral and social condition of that whole, the work displays occasionally distracted country, which has for years poetic talent ; many of the characteristic been the football of a factious and revo sentiments of Bunyan are aptly expressed, lutionary party, who, while they have and now and then his quaintness of style been propelling the object of contention is perpetuated; but we are persuaded from one side to the other, have actually that no one can successfully imitate plain fattened upon the miseries which they John Bunyan, the tinker of Bedford. have occasioned. The volume now on A Glimpse into the World to Come, our table is written in a pleasing style: in a waking Dream. By the late it contains a mass of information, at all George P. Phillips, Preacher of the times important, but now especially so. Gospel. With Extracts, illustrative of The size of the work, also, is portable, his spiritual Progress. 18mo. pp. viii, which we hope will secure for it a gene

84. Hamilton. Published from the ral circulation,

papers of an esteemed and pious indiThe Life of Edward VI.: compiled vidual, who, in comparatively early chiefly from his own Manuscripts, and years, was called to exchange mortality from other authentic Sources. By the for life. It contains the devout aspiraRev. R. W. Dibdin, M. A. 18mo. pp. tions of a soul, deeply engaged with the 148. W. H. Dalton.—The materials solemn subjects of death, judgment, and are selected with great discretion, and eternity. There are also pleasing exjudiciously arranged; so that the volume tracts from his note-book, a journal that forms a most interesting record of that he kept when travelling abroad in search peculiar but momentous part of English of health ; which tend to render the history to which it refers. The book book exceedingly instructive to all, and ought to be introduced into every Pro- especially to youth, who are seeking the testant family; the juvenile portion of kingdom of God and his righteousness. which it will not only interest and in It cannot fail to be useful. struct, but also admonish and warn.

The promised Glory of the Church Ancient Christianity, and the Doc. of Christ

. By the Rev. Edward Bickertrines of the Orford Tracts for the steth, Rector of Watton, Herts. 12mo. Times.

Supplement, including Index, pp. xi, 412.' Seeley and Co.-With the Table, fc. By the Author of Spiritual exception of certain views entertained by Despotism," 8vo. pp. 142. Jackson the respected author of this work on the and Walford.The concluding part of subject of prophecy, we can speak in this important and valuable work equals high terms of its character and object. in interest those which have preceded it. It professes to treat on the following In addition to several indices and tables, topics :—the progress and triumph of it contains a treatise, representing the divine truth; the growing union of the manner in which the Fathers have been people of Christ ; the reward of works cited by the writers of the Formularies at the coming of Christ ; the glories of of the Church of England ; and attempts the heavenly kingdom ; and the glory ing to show, that the Homilies especially of our Lord Jesus Christ, in the glories abound with various inaccuracies and given to his people. The Appendix conmisquotations, by which it would appear tains a contrast in parallel columns bethat the authors have actually quoted tween Tractarian errors and evangelical various patristical testimonies, either from truths; an account of what is termed memory or from some work containing the “Christian Union Society ;” some varied extracts therefrom. The articles recent manifestations of the real chaon “ Compulsory Ordination,” “The racter of Popery, especially on the head Essenes,” and on “The Calendar," of Mariolatry; and also a few remarks deserve an attentive perusal.

on the maintenance of brotherly union Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, converts with the Foreign Protestant churches. ed into an Epic Poem, according to the The volume is replete with holy thought,

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awakening truth, and earnest, affectionate which are let loose upon this Protestant warning

country. We cordially recommend it to Speech of Viscount Bernard, M.P., the serious attention of our readers, ear. on Mr. Ward's Motion in the House of nestly beseeching them to mark well its Commons, August 20, 1843. With contents. Notes, illustrative of the early History Popery at Madeira ; or, an Account of the Church in Ireland ; and Appen. of the Persecution and pression of dir from O'Halloran, a Roman Catholic Dr. Kalley, and other Protestants, by Historian. 8vo. pp. 23. Hatchards.- the Portuguese Authorities at Madeira. An important document, which, in the By James Lord, Barrister-at-Law. 8vo. approaching controversy with' Rome, pp. 22. Halchard.To those who asdaily assuming a character more ener. sert that the nature of Popery is changed; getic and decided, will be of essential that her cruel practices will not return, value.

with a return of power; and that her The Divine Warning to the Church, principles are not what they were ; we at this Time, of our Enemies, Dangers, recommend a perusal of this pamphlet. and Duties, and as to our future Pro This case of Dr. Kalley ; the present spects : with Information respecting the condition of the Vaudois, for whose preDiffusion of Infidelity, Lawlessness, and servation from the persecutions of the Popery. By the Rev. Edward Bickers- King and Priests of Sardinia there exists teth.

18mo. pp. xxv, 329. W. H. no human hope, save in the interposition Dalton.-The author informs us, that of Protestant England; and the recent this work is founded on sermons preached decree of Ancona, where no such interat different times for the Protestant As position is feared ; are living proofs that sociation. They have already had a Romanism now, as in the days of Hildelarge circulation ; but many friends brand, claims the world as her own, and having recommended their being printed would make, if practicable, an unrelent. in a form more suited for general read. ing clearance of all heretics from the face ing, the author has adopted their sug- of the earth. gestion, and taken the opportunity of England's Cæsar. A Speech addressed adding further remarks to strengthen and to the Liverpool Protestant Operative illustrate the subject. Having read the Association, at the Annual Meeting, book, and derived from it much import. December, 1843. By the Rev. Hugh ant elucidation and truth, we can cor M'Neile, A.M., President of the Assodially recommend it.

ciation, 8vo.

Hatchard. The Child's Book of Martyrs. 18mo. Worthy of a serious and attentive perusal. In Numbers. Nisbett.-An admirable Family Prayers for every Morning plan. John Foxe is so far abridged, as and Evening in the Month. By the to become an useful and instructive book Rev. T. Raven, M. A., Minister of for the children of our Sabbath and other Trinity Church, Preston, Second edi. schools. We hope that the conductors tion, with a prefatory Essay by the of those institutions will widely circulate Rev. Thomas Dale, M. A. 12mo. pp. it.

Xx, 244. Seeley and Co.--Evangelically Moments of Thought, on Subjects appropriate and comprehensive. The spiritual, experimental, and practical introductory remarks from the pen of By Samuel A. Bradshaw. 12mo. pp. Mr. Dale, on the nature and duty of 138. Vertue.--Multum in parvo, being family worship, richly deserve a serious a common-place book of ideas, generally reading. scriptural and important, reminding us The Way which some call Heresy;" of the sentiment of our sturdy moralist, or, Reasons for Separation from the “ The pictures drawn in our minds are Established Church: a Letter to the laid in fading colours, which, if not Christians of Hull. By Andrew Jukes, ofttimes refreshed, vanish and disap- formerly of Trinity College, Cambridge, pear.”

and late Assistant Curate of St. John's, The Jesuits ; their Principles and Hull. 12mo. pp. 114. Whitaker. Acts. By Edward Dalton, Secretary to Without entering into the merits of the the Protestant Association, 18mo. pp. question which has induced our author 290. W. H. Dalton.--This invaluable to abandon communion with the Church digest of the History of Jesuitism ought of England, he has stated his “ Reasons" to be distributed throughout the length for so doing in a calm and temperate and breadth of the land, that every Bri manner, which will doubtless be satistish subject may discern the dangers to factory to himself and associates. We which Protestantism is exposed from the have no disposition to enter into the machinations of a Society, the agents of dispute between Mr. Jukes and his

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quondam friends; bat will briefly remark, Smith, D.D., F.R. S., 80. 12mo. pp. that although he may imagine he possesses xiii, 80. Jackson and Walford.A the better side of the argument, many new edition of a work which originally of his own positions are seriously defec- appeared upwards of sixty years since. tive, which we would advise him care After the death of the author, in 1813, fully to reconsider.

several editions were printed, in which Tangible Arithmetic and Geometry, his name was suppressed on the title-page, an easy and effectual Method of teach various passages were altered, and others ing Addition, go, go. Ilustrated by were excluded : in the present edition Cuts and a Box of Cubes, forming a many of the original paragraphs and senpermanent Fund of Amusement and tences are restored. The work contains an Instruction for all Ages. By Henry epitome of the history of, and a digested Butter, 12mo. pp. 40. Simpkin.—A statement of the reasons for, Noncon. very ingenious and amusing manual, formity. The Appendix embraces doworthy the attention of all who are cuments of general history; and the engaged in domestic or infantile edu- illustrative Notes of Dr. Smith will be cation.

read with interest. Rome's true Character: a Sermon Trial of Petro de Zuluetta, jun., in Preached in Cottingham Church, Nov. the Central Criminal Court of the City 5th, 1843. By C. Overton, Vicar. of London, on the 27th, 28th, and 30th 12mo. pp. 46. Seeley.-For ourselves, of October, 1843, on a Charge of Slave. we should be glad to see every Proteste trading. With introductory and conant pulpit in Christendom, on the 5th cluding Remarks. By the Committee of November, made the vehicle of a of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery sermon on the errors and dangers of Society. Second Edition. Popery, as one means of exciting the viii, 95. Ward.-We regret that our gratitude of the people on a deliverance limits forbid our entering at large on so great and glorious as that which on the merits of this most important case, that day was providentially effected from and advise our readers to procure this Papal tyranny and superstition. For pamphlet, and to give it a careful and this, provision is made in the liturgical patient perusal; observing that, for service of the Church of England, of some years past, the Committee of the which we rejoice to see Mr. Overton above-named Society have had too much avail himself. The Sermon is what reason to believe, that British commerce it professes to be, a delineation of has been, to a considerable extent, made “Rome's true Character.” We hope it subservient to the slave-trade; and that will meet with an extensive circulation, some of the merchants and manufacand therefore cordially recommend it. turers of England have ministered to it a

The Wrongs of our Youth : an Essay practical, and not always an innocent, on the Evils of the late-hour System. support. To prevent the continuance of By R. B. Grindrod, LL. D. 8vo. pp. 76. so disgraceful a state of things, the Com. Brittain and Co.—This is a valuable mittee have heretofore suggested various treatise on a subject which, in our last measures, and not altogether without Number, we brought before our readers. effect; as may be seen from the exThe author adverts to the origin and posures which have been made in Par. progress of the evil ; illustrates its nature, liament, and the Act of last session, extent, and causes ; exhibits, in various extending the provisions of the slaveFays, its baneful effects ; and brings for trade abolition to British subjects residward powerful motives for the removal ing abroad. It is not perhaps too much of the mischief. We hope all philan. to say, that out of these measures, thropic and right-minded people will remotely, the “trial” before us arose. peruse it. The author's facts, which un How far these forebodings of the Comfold a very fearful and demoralized state mittee have been correct, a perusal of of society, are well authenticated, and this pamphlet will enable our readers to cannot fail to produce an influence on judge. the public mind, mournful, we grant, The Sequential System of Musical but, in the end, salutary.

Notation. An entirely new Method of The Protestant Dissenter's Cate- writing Music in strict Conformity with chism: containing, 1. A brief History Nature, and essentially free from all of the Nonconformists. II. The Rea Obscurity and Intricacy. With explasons of the Dissent from the national natory Plates. By Arthur Wallbridge. Church. By the late Rev. Samuel 8vo. pp. 14. Strange.-- The author rePalmer. The Twenty-third Edition. commends his scheme as being in perfect Wilh a Preface by the Rev. John Pye accordance with nature, and combining

simplicity of construction, with capabi. (the only portion of the work we have lity of expressing any degree of com seen,) we seriously protest against be. plexity, and conceives that it will obviate ing expected to give a characteristic all the objections which have been urged notice of any single and isolated Number, against former systems of improved nota such as the present, which consists only tion. He moreover tells us, that it is of a few pages, and cannot be supposed the production, not of a musical Doctor, to be a fair specimen of the work as a but of an amateur, who, finding the old whole ;-as not being just either to our path to the temple crooked, miry, and readers, the publishers, or ourselves. full of sharp, ugly brambles, suggests When we have seen other parts of this the desirability of making a new one, production, we shall be able to speak and submits a plan for that purpose ! more confidently respecting it. We have carefully examined the plan Thoughts on Popery. By the Rev. recommended, and honestly confess, we William Nevins, D.D., late Pastor of a have no faith in it.

Church in Baltimore. 18mo. pp. 210. The Pictorial Sunday-Book. 4to. W. H. Dalton.—A very useful and comKnight.-While we have been gratified prehensive elucidation of the theory and with the appearance of this second part, practice of Roman Catholicism.

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

EXTRACTS FROM THE TWENTY-FIFTH CHAPEL-FUND REPORT.

(Concluded from page 151.) THE attention of the subscribers and and fifty chapels in the course of thirty friends of this institution is now directed years from that time. to the important subject of chapel At the Conference of 1790, the first building; a subject which has become Chapel-Building Committee was apa matter of serious consequences to the pointed. It consisted of six Preachers Connexion.

for England, and four for Ireland ; Mr. As early as 1749, Mr. Wesley found Wesley, of course, presiding. All new it needful to put some check upon the erections, and all alterations, were to be eagerness of his people to build places of referred to them; and no building was worship, by making the Assistant, or to be undertaken until an estimate of the Superintendent, responsible to the Con. expense was made, and two-thirds of the ference ; and afterwards, by refusing aid money raised. Three years afterwards, to those who wilfully plunged the soci. the power of granting permission to eties into these difficulties. He fre build was lodged with the Districtquently said, “Tell every one expressly, Meeting ; to whom also “all matters "We do not make collections for paying relating to the payment of the debts of debts.'” “I have been with Mr. Wes- houses, collections for houses, and every ley,” observes Mr. Myles, “when pro- thing that appertains to preaching. posals have been made for building houses and dwelling-houses,” was referchapels. His plan was, to take a sheet red. In 1796, the Conference required of paper, and ask what each person that no chapel should be built but where present would subscribe ; and according it was absolutely necessary,

and where to the sum subscribed he would form his two-thirds of the expense was subopinion whether the time for building scribed. “If men build of their own was come or not. Our Lord has directed accord, without the consent of the Disus to count the cost before we begin to trict-Meeting, we are not answerable for build."

the consequences.” In 1775, it was required that the Cautions, entreaties, and prohibitions consent of the Conference should be followed in frequent succession, the obtained before any new chapel was people, of their own accord,”, and built; and although no accounts appear against every remonstrance, being deterfor several years, yet permission is mined to build. One great object was, recorded for the erection of five hundred that they might secure to themselves a

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