Page images
PDF
EPUB

his lately published Testamentum D.N.J.C. The book before us bears a general resemblance to the first bool: of the Tübingen Ethiopic MS. published by Dillman in the Göttinger gelehrten Anzeigen, 1858. It contains a rapid sketch of history (chronology often incorrect) from Adam to the Blessed Virgin. We notice in it the interesting statement, that the ark rested on the Kurdish mountains. The Chaldean Genesis (line 142) says that the ship went aground on the mountains of Nizir-which according to some authorities is a chain of hills lying at the foot of the Kurdish mountains. An Assyrian tablet (Records of the past X.) puts Nizir in the land of Gutium, i.e., east of Ninive. On the other hand, the Peshitta and St. Ephrem would indicate Jebel Judi as the mountain in question. The second apocryphal work printed in this volume refers to Aphikia, the alleged wife of Siracides. There is nothing noteworthy in this fanciful tale except the anachronism it contains. The story of Cyprian and Justa (Arabic and Greek) is interesting.

IX. Select narratives of holy women from the Syro-Antiochene or Sinai Palimpsest.

We should like to

X. Translations by Agnes Smith Lewis. be able to treat of these lives in detail, but we have already taken up much valuable space. Suffice it then to say that Mrs. Lewis' admirable Introductory Notes give full information about these servants of God-Thecla, Eugenia, Pelagia, Mary, Euphrosyne, Onesima, Drusis, Barbara, Mary, Irene, Euphemia, Sophia and Justa (with an appendix containing Theodosia, Theodota and Susanna)-all of whom, with the exception apparently of Onesima, are honoured by the Greek or by the Latin Church, or by both. Ornamental additions have in some cases been added to the facts of history, indeed the Acta Pauli et Theclae' were proscribed by Pope St. Gelasius.

R. W.

THE LIVES OF THE POPES OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES. By Rev. H. K. Mann. London: Kegan Paul. 1902.

IT has often been said that the lives of the Roman Pontiffs are the best compendium of the ecclesiastical history of their respective times. So true indeed is this, that we always find that from their biographies most light is thrown on the great events that have happened during the many centuries of the Church's

existence. How much for instance has been made clear and intelligible by Pastor's Lives of the Popes?

What Pastor has accomplished for Martin V. and his successors, Father Mann is now doing for the Popes down to the period at which Pastor begins. It will be a boon to have an uninterrupted, or almost uninterrupted, series. The first volume of Father Mann's work contains the history of no less than twelve Popes, from St. Gregory the Great (590-604) to St. Eugenius I. (654-657). As St. Gregory was by far the greatest man of his time, of his life it is especially true that it reflects as a mirror the chief contemporary events in Christendom. We could, indeed, hardly get a better view of the state of things in the last part of the sixth century and the beginning of the seventh than that which we find in Father Mann's pages on the subject. As might be expected, his style is more flowing than Pastor's. This elegance, however, has not been secured at the cost of accuracy and thoroughness. On the contrary, the volume before us bears evidence of the close and careful study of all the best sources of information, such as the Liber Pontificalis, the Regesta Romanorum Pontificum, etc.

We hope that it will be widely read, for as Leo XIII. said when the author presented him with a copy, Bisogna far conoscere i Papi.' F. R.

[We are compelled to hold over various questions in Theology and Liturgy till next month. In reply to several questions regarding attendance at the King's Coronation in Westminster Abbey, and the dispensation from fast and abstinence on the same occasion, we must refer our correspondents to approved authors, and if they still have any doubts, to their respective Ordinaries.— ED. I. E. RECORD.]

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

"Ut Christiani ita et Romanı sitis.”

"As

you are children of Christ, so be you children of Rome." Ex Dictis S, Patricii, In Libro Armacano, fol. 9.

[merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small]

Ecclesiastical Record

A Monthly Journal, under Episcopal Sanction.

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]

Office of the Dead and Stations of the Cross before Blessed Sacrament Exposed. The
Prayer En Ego.' Candles with only 60 per cent. of Bees' Wax.

Documents.

Pure Wine and Bread for the Altar-Instruction of the Holy Office to the Bishops of
the Universal Church. The Privileges of Certain Abbots. Letter of His Holiness
Pope Leo XIII. to the Superiors-General of Religious Orders in France. Papal
Eulogy of Ursuline Nuns.

Notices of Books.

L'Action du Clergé dans La Reforme Sociale. St. Andrew the Apostle, Patron of
Scotland. 'But Thy Love and Thy Grace.' The Catholic Church from Within.
Coram Sanctissimo. De Sacramentis. De Gemino Probabilismo Licito.
Dissertatio Critico-practica exarata Conciliationis Gratia.

[blocks in formation]

SUBSCRIPTION: Twelve Shillings per Annum, Post Free, payable in advance

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

[ocr errors]

ZLPS

BROWNE'S DIARIES AND ALMANACKS.

PUBLISHED ANNUALLY IN OCTOBER

14. THE LARGE OFFICE DIARY, folio, printed and ruled on Extra Superfine Account-Book Paper, strongly half-bound, eloth sides, one day to a page, with index

LB. The same Diary-Interleaved with Blotting 11. THE LARGE SCRIBBLING DIARY, folio, one day on a page, strong boards. [In two rulinga, ordinary faint and £ s. d.] 118. The same Diary-Interleaved with Blotting

2. THE OFFICE DIARY, folio, Extra Superfine Ledger Paper, [In four rulings, ordinary faint, three days on a page, bound.

£ s. d., ££ s. d., and Double Ledger]

2B. The same Diary-Interleaved with Blotting

8. THE SCRIBBLING DIARY, folio, three days on a page, Interleaved with Blotting, boards

[ocr errors]

44. THE QUARTO DIARY, printed on Superfine Paper, two days on a page (and Sunday), strongly quarter bound. In two rulings, ordinary faint and £ s. d.]

48 The same Diary-Interleaved with Blotting

5 THE SMALL SCRIBBLING DIARY, Interleaved with Blotting, printed
on Superfine Paper, three days on a page (and Sunday)
A. THE GENTLEMAN'S DIARY, large 8vo.,printed on ExtraSuperfine
Cream-Wove Paper, three days on a page (and Sunday), bound
in eloth. [In four rulings, ordinary faint, £ s. d., ££ ». d., and
Double Ledger]

6B. The same Diary-Interleaved with Blotting

7A. THE WHOLE PAGE DIARY, printed on Superfine Paper, one day on a page (including Sunday) quarter-bound, strong boards. [In two rulings, ordinary faint and £ s. d.]

7B. The same Diary-Bound in cloth boards

70. The same Diary-Cloth, interleaved with Blotting

9A. THE LARGE POCKET DIARY, f. cap. 8vo., three days on a page
(and Sunday), with Weekly Cash Account, cloth boards
9B. The same Diary-Interleaved with Blotting

90. The same Diary-Cloth, gilt edges, for Wallet
9D. The same Diary-in Tuck

9E. The same Diary-Wallet

[ocr errors]

10A. THE SMALL POCKET DIARY, 32mo, three days on a page (and Sunday), with Weekly Cash Account, cloth

IOB. The same Diary-in fancy paper, gilt edges

100. The same Diary-in silk cover, gilt edges, for Wallet

10D. The same Diary-in Tuck.

10r. The same Diary-Wallet, four pockets, elastic band, &c.
100. The same Diary-Limp French Morocco Stamp and Card
Case

101. The same Diary-Persian Wallet, four pockets

103. The same Diary-Morocco Wallet, lined Imitation, four
pockets. Card and Stamp Case

10x. The same Diary-Russia Wallet, four pockets, lined Calf
10L. The same Diary-Russia Wallet, lined best smooth Calf
and Silk, five pockets, Card and Stamp Case

14A. MINIATURE ALMANACK, gilt cover

14B. Do

140. Do.

do.

in Tuck do. Wallet

15. THE GREEN ALMANACK .

8. ROYAL SHEET ALMANACK thick paper

19. MERCANTILE CALENDAR, on card

224. FAMILY ACCOUNT BOOK, a model of compactness and convenience, quarter-bound, strong boards

22B. Do.

do.

Size

[ocr errors]

Price By Post

10

10 1 6 11 8

13 by 8 9

[ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]
[blocks in formation]
[merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors]

"

[merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors]
[merged small][ocr errors]

7 by 10 1 6 1 202

Any of above Diaries can be bound specially to order in Calf, Morocco, Russia, 4o.
SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS.

" & NOLAN, Ltd., 24, NASSAU-STREET, DUBLIN, PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS.

~ring, please give distinguishing Number and Letter as well as nams of Diary.

OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.

Known all over the World and giving Universal satisfaction.

BAND INSTRUMENTS.

BRASS, REED, FIFE & DRUM, OR ORCHESTRAL.

Rev. J. Verbrugge, Catholic Mission, Sandaken, B. N. Borneo, writes: I enclose Cheque... during the 10 years I have been dealing with you... not one Clarionet, Fife, &c., has cracked or gone out of tune, which is saying much in a Tropical and damp climate like Borneo. "Musicus," S.S." Briton," Capetown, writes:

The Set of Clarionets I purchased give great satisfaction. They have travelled 80,000 miles, and have not been in the least affected by the climatic changes.

Band Instrument Catalogue B. (Illustrated), post free.

[graphic]
[graphic]

GRAPHOPHONES.

Reproducing with absolute faithfulness any Musical Sound. A bevelled Jewel running over smooth hard wax propelled by noiseless mechanism ensures no sound but the sound of the Music being audible.

GRAND PRIX, PARIS, 1900.

The Popular, in Oak Case £2 5
The Parlor (long winder) -

*The Combination,

£5 10 O

[ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small]

(Plays large and small Records).

The Combination Phonograph is the newest model and by far the most satisfactory. Illustrated particulars free on application.

Rev. Presidents, &c., should write for particulars of our "Special Facilities for Testing" and Lists of Records.

SOLO INSTRUMENTS.

Violin, in Case, with Bow, 20/-, 25/-, 30/-, & 401-
Mandolines, Guitars, Banjoes, Auto-Harps.

Musical Boxes, with Interchangeable Tunes, from 12/6 to £50.
HARMONIUMS, with New "Voiced" Reeds.
AMERICAN ORGANS AND PIANOFORTES.

Catalogue A. (Illustrated), Post free.

MONUMENT HOUSE,

[ocr errors]

O'CONNELL BRIDGE, DUBLIN,

AND HAYMARKET, LONDON.

« PreviousContinue »