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or obstinate ; reproach is cast upon her, dorsal muscles above described; and which she feels to be unmerited ; and when further straitened, so as to dimithus a comparatively slight error in phy. nish the waist, they then commence that sical discipline becomes a fruitful source, suicidal process, which years of suffernot only of bodily injury, but of moral ing and ill-health are afterwards to comdepravation. In a short time, the mus. plete. “ Our promenades," says Mr. cular energy becomes impaired; to remedy Hare, “public streets, and places of which, mechanical aid is resorted to, and fashionable resort, afford abundant evilaced waistcoats, technically termed dence of the sad effects resulting from the slays, are worn, which supersede in a universal prevalence of this baneful considerable degree muscular effort, and practice. The absurd notion that a support for a time is given, by trusting woman is more beautiful with a remarkto what is, at best, a broken reed. A mus ably small waist, ought long ago to have cle consigned to inactivity, not only loses been exploded : as well might we admire its power, but becomes attenuated and as beauties the flattened heads of some wasted, its nutrition failing from want of tribes of Indians ; or the extremely that energy which due exercise only can contracted feet of the Chinese. Genuine confer. This fact is notorious. The taste admires no such eccentricities." muscles of the back and chest, restrained Mr. Hare has performed the part of a in their natural and healthy exercise, real philanthropist in bringing this by the waistcoats called in to aid momentous subject before all classes of them, become so much en feebled that the community, in a manner that is at length they are wholly dependent capable of being understood and appreon the mechanical aid, being quite ciated. We hope every parent will incapable of dispensing with it for any peruse the volume carefully, and contricontinuance. The mischiefs to which bute towards removing that swarm of ill this unnatural pressure gives rise are which has on this account fallen upon fearful in the extreme, into which we can our population, but, unlike the contents not fully enter. One of the first that of the fated box of Pandora, leaves not is perceived is, the impediment to the even hope remaining. motion of the ribs, which this constric A Church without a Prelate : the tion of the chest occasions. For perfect apostolical and primitive Church, popurespiration these motions ought to be lar in its Government, and simple in its free and unrestrained ; for in proportion Worship. By the Rev. Lyman Cole. as respiration is impeded, the blood is With an introductory Essay, by oxygenized ; and in the same ratio are Dr. Augustus Neander, Professor of the nutrient and other functions depen Theology in the University of Berlin. dent on the blood inadequately performed. 8vo. pp. viii, 120. Ward.—It is geHere, then, is a source of evil which nerally known, that a few years ago our seriously affects the whole frame, reducing author published a work on the “ Antievery part below the standard of health quities of the Christian Church,” comful vigour. As each inspiration of air piled from various German authors, becomes less full, the wants of the having Augusti's Compend for its basis. system require, as a compensation, in This work aroused the suspicion of a creased frequency ; and thus quickened certain Presbyter in Philadelphia, who respiration commences, disturbing the thought that a dangerous infection was lungs, and creating in them a tendency covertly propagated by the circulation of to inflammatory action. The heart the book. Alarm was excited, and the becomes excited, the pulse accelerated, public were warned of their danger by and palpitation is in time superadded ; a review, which was crowded with ranand as the evil is continued, these may dom assertions, contradicting, with an be followed either by curvature of the assurance seldom equalled, some of the spine, or alarming derangement of the plainest statements of ecclesiastical hisstomach, liver, and other organs subser tory. To this review Mr. Coleman vient to digestion. So fully are we offered a reply that gave a direction to aware of the bad consequences of the his studies which he had not contempractice condemned, that we conjure plated ; and the result is the work before every parent to consider seriously and In the prosecution of his researches with attention the subject. Stays, if he has relied considerably upon the used otherwise than as a support for the labours of Mosheim, Planck, Neander, other articles of dress, are improper. and Rothe ; and the references with When tightened, in order to support the which the work abounds are copious, back, instead of giving strength, they pro pertinent, and authoritative. Although duce real weakness, by the effect on the the present investigation has hitherto
attracted but little attention in the United style 80 entirely independent of the States, the recent developement and recognised rules of English grammar, spread of High-Church principles have as would have subjected the scribbling coinpelled several of her gifted Divines Curate at any of our common schools to direct the attention of the public to to the well-merited punishment of the the usages, rites, and government of the birch. They must be “little ones," primitive church, and to exhibit the indeed, who can digest such rigdangerous consequences of intolerance marole. In the castigation which Mr. and superstition. The statement of Harper has received at the hand of his Bishop Griswold, in 1841, is worthy of Baptist neighbour, Mr. Pike has proved notice,—that of “two hundred and eighty himself to be far superior to the Curate, persons ordained by him, two hundred both in learning, talent, and piety. and seven came from other denomina. Lantern to the Jews : or, Table of tions ;” and another Bishop says, “ From Analogies, wherein the Doctrines of the the most accurate investigation that can Jewish Liturgy are stated and compared be made, I am led to believe that about with the Doctrines of the Old and New three hundred Clergymen and licentiates Testaments, in reference to the two Cove. of other denominations have, within the nants; and the new Corenant is clearly last thirty years, sought the ministerial opened to the Apprehension, Faith, and commission from the hands of Bishops Conscience of the Jew.
By Daniel of the Episcopal Church ; and that at least Strickland Tatham, Wesleyan Minister. two-thirds were not originally Episcopa 8vo. pp. 16. Simpkin.— The title-page lians. Were they by education anything contains a full description of the conelse? Would they have strayed away tents of the pamphlet, which display in such numbers from their own fold, patient research, and admirable arrangehad they been duly instructed in the prin ment. ciples of that order to which they origi Geneva and Rome ; an Address to nally belonged ?” The instances which the Students of the Theological School, have come under our notice, of the sons Geneva, at the Opening of the Session of Nonconformists, and even of Dissent 1843. By the Vice-President, Professor ing and Wesleyan Ministers, entering Gaussen. Translated from the French the Episcopal Church in this country, 8vo. pp. 16. Groombridge.--It appears justify the remark of our author. The to us to be a very laudable custom, at contents of the work are as follows: the re-opening of the College at Genevan Summary view; the primitive churches to direct the attention of the students formed after the model of the Jewish to the present actual condition of the synagogue ; independence of the primis church, as well as to exhibit some of tive churches ; elections by the churches; the errors with which she is assailed. discipline by the churches ; equality The address of the preceding year was and identity of Bishops and Presbyters ; delivered by M. Merle D'Aubigné, on rise of Episcopacy ; the diocesan go the subject of the Oxford heresy ; that vernment; the metropolitan govern now upon our table is on the heresy ment; the patriarchal and Papal govern of Rome. The Professor observes, that, ment; prayers of the primitive church; during the last two centuries, Rome psalmody of the primitive church ; ho- and Protestantism have borne much the milies in the primitive church; the aspect of two armies watching each benediction, &c. Viewing the volume other from a distance, and coming into as a whole, we have been gratified with conflict only by the skirmishes of their our perusal of it, and consider it to be advanced guard ; in both the one and worthy the attention of every student in the other, it was rather internal quardivinity and ecclesiastical history.
rels that engaged them.
Rome has A Letter upon the Subject of Con been for two centuries contending against firmation, addressed to the little Ones" remnant of truth and life, which of his Flock. By an English Priest. sought to establish themselves within her 12mo. pp. vi, 32. Nevebury.
borders, under the names of Jansenism Observations on Mr. Harper's Letter and Gallicanism ; but, in this intestine upon the Subject of Confirmation. By struggle, by her very victories she has J. B. Pike. 12mo. pp. 21. Newbury. met with two disasters which have
The first of these pamphlets is brought her lower into the abyss of a miserable hotchpotch of intolerance apostasy. By her triumph over Janand superstition ; displaying Mr. Har. senism, she has reached the complete per's disgraceful ignorance of the veriest Pelagianism of the Bull Unigenitus; rudiments of scriptural theology, and by her success against Gallicanism, the 'ecclesiastical history, and written in a entire ultra-Montanism of the Bull
Unam Sanctam, the Marianism of St. Restoration at Hand. A Discourse de. Liguori, and the immoralities of proba. livered at a Missionary Meeting at bilitism. In the Protestant camp, too, Geneva, March 12th, 1843.
By L. strength was spent in domestic con. Gaussen, Professor of Divinity ; with tendings; first, against Arminius ; then an Introduction by the Rev. E. Bickeragainst Socinus; and, later, against the steth, M.A. 18mo. pp. vi, 95. W. H. teaching of men who professed no doc Dalton. We have read this unpretend. trine. In the mean time, the result hasing volume with great satisfaction, and been, that, during this twofold internal hope that its publication will stimulate struggle, Protestantism has become di Christians at home to cast their energies, vided and weakened, while Romanism their wealth, their influence, and their (whose weapons are carnal) has been resources, into those enterprises of holy extended and established. In the first benevolence on which the evangelical camp you hardly see a national Church Societies of Britain have so widely enwhich can be called living, organized, tered, both at home and abroad, on aggressive; more and more is an isolated behalf of the Gentile and the Jew. We Christianity professed, it seems to be rejoice to witness, that when the decree confessed that the believer can fulfil his of the Inquisition was promulgated Christian profession by confining it, if against the Jews at Ancona, and the not to the closet, at farthest, to the edict of the Emperor of Russia is narrow circle of his family and friends. troubling them on the frontiers of Russia Doctrine on the subject of the church and Poland, God is raising up instruis everywhere relaxed ; and if the new ments in the Protestant churches to sect, which strives to overthrow the show unto them his salvation ; so that sacred ministry, has found so many ad we are led to hope that the somewhat herents in these countries, it is because romantic, but pious, wish of Frederic the heresy has been found to correspond William of Prussia will in spirit at least with the evil tendencies of the times. be realized, in the churches of the Re. In Romanism, on the other hand, in- formation burying their differences, and dividual feeling gives way to corporate. becoming united over the tomb of the You shall see no more Jansenists, soon Saviour at Jerusalem. M. Gaussen no more Gallicans ; henceforth the Alps enters at large on a description of the are no more,—all is ultra-Montane; and motives which ought to induce the Proit is France herself who now gives the testant churches of Christendom to carry impulse to all Europe, with the Society the Gospel to the Jews ; and then he of Jesus,” to throw herself at the feet gives a luminous account of what these of the Pope, and array herself for new churches have already done towards the combats. From this condition of the fulfilment of this duty within the last two armies, we may with certainty con twenty years. The volume is full of clude, that the preparation goes on for interest, and cannot be read without a great struggle, when the Roman army, producing powerful sympathy in beencouraged by our disunion, will come half of the lost sheep of the house of to rush upon us. The first victory, the Israel. Professor somewhat gloomily observes, The Pulpit Cyclopædia and Christian will be an easy one: entering our camp, Minister's Companion. Vol. II. pp. 348. as did Cæsar that of Pompey after the Houlston and Stoneman. battle of Pharsalia, she will find us in Modern Wesleyanism, compared with disorder; and we shall soon be trodden the Teaching of Mr. Wesley. 8vo. pp. under foot. M. Gaussen, let it be ob- 47. Leslie.—This pamphlet, although served, is not here speaking of a war published anonymously, is, as we learn of arguments and controversy, but of a from irrefragable authority, the produccontest of violence against the faith and tiou of a young man, formerly a candipatience of the saints. To the Professor date for the Christian ministry among it appears plain, that we are near the the Wesleyans. His name appears in time, when, like our fathers, we must the Minutes of the Methodist Conference take our life in our hand to offer it to for 1835 as “ John Davies, 2d,” and Jesus Christ. The church, apparently stationed in the Holywell Circuit, North conquered, dispersed, reduced to but a few, Wales. In the year 1837, we find him must again begin to overcome by the appointed to that of Lancaster ; but preaching of the cross, by patience and shortly after, becoming discontented with faith. The pamphlet deserves an ex the body of Christians with which he tensive circulation.
had voluntarily associated, (an uneasiness Geneva and Jerusalem. The Gospel which equally pervaded the societies at length preached to the Jews, and their where he for a brief period laboured,
with regard to himself,) he bade his he with consummate sang froid attempts friends good night, and sought shelter to illuininate bis readers. This, in our within the pale of the Church of England, opinion, is undeniable proof of the utter where, in the capacity of a London Curate, incompetency of Mr. Davies for the mihe endeavours to discharge his appointed nistry among the Wesleyans to which duties. We have perused this produc he primarily aspired, and also of his tion of Mr. Davies with mingled sensa desire to conciliate the good opinion of his tions of indignation and griet, that an new friends by giving public demonstraindividual can be found so far under the tion, that every vestige of attachment to influence of a party-spirit, as lo give his former companions has been sponged utterance to sentiments, as being those away, and practically declares that, like which are held by the Wesleyan Method the decoy.duck, he is willing to exercise ists, being at the same time aware that what talent he may possess, in order to insuch by no means pertain either to the duce others to follow his example. It is character, principles, or conduct of that somewhat amusing to contemplate this community with which he was formerly juvenile Cleric with an appearance of united, as he must be if he acted an honest gravity, exhorting the Wesleyan Me. and honourable part, when, in the pre
thodists all over the world to confine sence of a number of Christian Ministers, themselves henceforth to the services he stated that he had not only made him and sacraments of the Church, when self acquainted with the ecclesiastical throughout his pamphlet he scarcely adposition of Wesleyanism, but that he also verts to the causes which led to their knew and approved of its discipline and partial separation! If Mr. Davies have doctrine. Mr. Davies cannot be igno. perused the Works of Mr. Wesley, he rant, that one of the publications from cannot have failed to discover, that that which he has so largely, and indeed venerable man, at a very early period of chiefly, quoted, is no more an accredited his career, (1744,) believed that a sepaorgan of the Methodist Connexion, than ration from the Church would take place; are the publications of Mr. Beverley and in our opinion such a separation those of the Church which have received was inevitable ; but why does Mr. our truant Wesleyan. Far be it from us Davies so systematically and entirely to say, that, on the abstract principle of shirk even a reference to the causes of such right, Mr. Davies may not change his a separation ? Imitating the example of opinions and associates as often as his a number of scribblers, he vexatiously neighbour may turn his coat, or wear a keeps back that truth which, as an hofool's cap; but we do say, that he is nest man, he ought to have brought forguilty of an unmanly and dishonourable ward. Does not Mr. Davies know, that action, who knowingly adduces, as the one cause of the separation was, that the sentiments of an opponent, principles Clergy did not preach the doctrine of their which that opponent cordially repudiates own Church, and of the Reformation ? and condemns. Such ungenerous beha We ask Mr. John Davies, is not this the viour we charge upon Mr. John Davies. case at present ? Another ground of Conduct of this description, we believe the separation was, that many of the the honourable mind of Charles James Clergy did not adorn their profession by of London would equally with ourselves their lives. Is Mr. John Davies prepared censure, especially if Mr. Davies, when to assert that the body of the Clergy do he presented the copy of his tract to his this ? A third reason was, that the Clergy Lordship, had the honesty to inform him
were the persecutors and calumniators that it was crowded with quotations of of the Wesleyan societies.
Can Mr. no higher authority than a weekly news John Davies maintain the contrary? Our paper, officially unknown and unautho
author acknowledges, that “ Mr. Wesrized by the Wesleyan community. Had ley's views of Episcopacy were modified Mr. Davies thus enlightened Dr. Blom in his later years ; but this modification field, as to the getting-up of his pam did not lead him to oppose the Church." phlet, we soberly think, that instead of Very true; but will Mr. Davies inform us, having to inform his country-cousins that when he again resumes his pen to write his Lordship had expressed his “ warm against the W'esleyans, how far the Church approbation” (we write guardedly) of opposed and persecuted Mr. Wesley his labours, he would have had to tell of for holding these tenets ? On the equality some bitter rebuke which his diocesan existing between Presbyters and Bishops had conceived it imperative to inflict in the primitive church, Mr. Wesley spoke upon him.
The production bears ample in terms the most decisive: “I firmly testimony how deplorably ignorant the believe," said he, “I am a scriptural author is of the subject, upon which Bishop as much as any man in England
or in Europe.” Again : “ I still believe of this instructive volume we conceive the Episcopal form of church government to be alike honourable to the author and to be scriptural and apostolical ; I mean, to the members of the church and con. well agreeing with the practice and gregation assembling Above-Bar, Southteaching of the Apostles. But that it is ampton, who requested it. For a period prescribed in Scripture, I do not believe. extending beyond that of twenty years, I think that Bishop Stillingfieet has ur Mr. Bullar has been an expositor of the answerably proved, that neither Christ records of divine truth on the afternoon nor his Apostles prescribe any particular of the Lord's day, when his services have form of church government, and that the been duly appreciated. We rejoice that plea of divine right for diocesan Episco- they are now presented to the public; pacy was never heard of in the primitive and, having read them with considerable church.” In 1784, he said he had been pleasure and profit, we do not hesitate for many years convinced, that “ Bishops to say, that they are strictly evangelical and Presbyters were the same order, and and scriptural, being the product of a consequently bad the same right to or mind accustomed to think closely on dain.” “I verily believe,' said he, topics of the weightiest import. Differ“I have as good a right to ordain as to ing as we do from Mr. Bullar, on several administer the Lord's supper.” Mr. minor points of Christian doctrine and Davies would probably term these Mr. church government, we can cordially Wesley's “modified views ;” but he congratulate him on the appearance of knows, that by the ecclesiastical hierar this volume, as the reward of an unchy, they are designated “ heretical and blemished reputation, honourably earned schismatic," such as would prevent even in public and private stations which he Mr. Wesley being recognised as one of has faithfully filled in connexion with her accredited Ministers. In perusing the town of his birth, by unflinching this futile and feeble attempt, the author integrity, legitimate liberality of sentihas brought vividly to our recollection ment, and a cordial and an affectionate the following fable, which we remember urbanity of deportment towards all with to have read in by-gone days :~A whom he has had intercourse. The fox, being caught in a steel trap by his Lectures will, we doubt not, meet with a tail, was glad to escape with the loss of wide circulation. it ; but, on coming abroad into the world, Lives of the Queens of England from began to be so sepsible of the disgrace it the Norman Conquest, with Anecdotes would bring on him, that he almost of their Courts, now first published from wished be had died rather than lost his official Records, and other authentic tail. However, to make the best of a Documents, private as well as public. bad matter, he called an assembly of By Agnes Strickland. Vol. VII. 8vo. the foxes, to propose that they should all pp. 485. Colburn.-This volume conimitate bim. He made a long speech tains the conclusion of the Life of Eliza. about the uselessness of tails, and tried beth II., Queen-Regnant of England and to show the awkwardness and inconve- Ireland, together with the Life of Anne nience of a fox's tail; adding, that he of Denmark, Consort of James I., King never enjoyed himself so well, and found of Great Britain. The work maintains himself so easy, as he had done since he the high character which it obtained on cut off his tail. He said no more, but its first appearance, and promises to be looked about with a brisk air to see what increasingly popular. proselytes he had gained; when a sly old The Temple of God: A Sermon fox in the company answered him, with a preached at the Opening of the new grin, “I believe you may have found it Episcopal Chapel at Huntley, N.B., convenient to part with your tail; and on Tuesday, March 26th, 1844. By when we are in the same circumstances, J. D. Hull, B.A. 8vo. pp. 40. Seeperhaps we may do so too.” Whenever leys.-A discourse full of sound, evan. Mr. John Davies is charging the Wes gelical sentiment, stated with fidelity, leyan Connexion with inconsistency, and and enforced with power. exhorting her members to “come out of Payne's Universum ; or, Pictorial her,” we hope his readers will remember World. Nos. 5 and 6. Quarlo. Brain the fox without a tail !
and Payne.--A work which increases Lay Lectures on Christian Faith and in beauty and interest as it proceeds, Practice. By John Bullar. 8vo. pp. and bids fair to be a favourite with rii, 517. Longman.--The publication every lover of the fine arts.
Vol. XXII. Third Series. July, 1844.