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An anonymous poet teaches us to see the fun as well as the irony of the dialogue with the Syro-Phoenician woman, and ' Christ's eyes a-twinkle, as He spoke to her ; or there is that other anonymous one who adds point to the Parable of the Prodigal in the reflection,

Christ, knowing God and man, three portraits drew
With careful hand, and if we love but two,

Whose, then, the fault, think you ? It is natural that the Parable of the Talents should suggest Milton's sonnet On his Blindness, but Mr. Ault shews fine taste in following it up with the opening speech of the Duke in Measure for Measure, Spirits are not finely touched but to fine issues.'

Quarles' delightful poem on Mary and Martha is a pretty piece of sympathetic analysis, and it may be added that in none of the many poems selected from Quarles does he fail to excite thought and interest. He belonged to a period of witty poets ; there is quickness of perception in Herrick's distich on the words, Martha, Martha :

The repetition of the name made known
No other than Christ's full affection.

Mr. Chesterton appears in two characteristic poems, but it must have been difficult to keep him down to this figure. The wellknown verses on the children, which begin,

The world is our's till sunset,

Holly and fire and snow,

recapture in a way that he alone has the key to, the old ingenuousness of the ballad days; but there is added to this something of the freakishness of Sterne in the poem on A colt the foal of an ass.

Much of the beauty of Mr. Ault's little book springs from the remarkable sense of appropriateness he has revealed in the placing and application of his poems. It is under the heading The Last Supper, that we find the beautiful verses 'Give me my scallop-shell of quiet,' a poem of pilgrimage, of the viaticum, written by Raleigh in prison, before his execution.

Many writers are represented whom one would expect to find-Blake, Crashaw, Herbert, Herrick, Quarles, and Vaughan; and Bridges, Bunyan, Cowper, Christopher Smart, Stevenson, and Joshua Sylvester, if represented by fewer poems, stand out luminously; but there are some whom one meets perhaps a little unexpectedly-Burns, Byron, Chatterton, Greene, Hardy, Shelley, and Swinburne ; and because they are unexpected, one takes from these a sharp impression of sincerity. This is particularly true of Thomas Hardy's rugged poem on Peter in the Servants' Quarters :

· Man, you too, aren't you one of those rough followers of the criminal ?' It takes its place naturally with the bolder and simpler poems of the mediaeval vernacular writers, the ballad-makers and devisers of plays.

It is well, however, that we should emphasize in closing that, while Mr. Ault has produced a singularly human and readable book, it is yet a book deeply significant of the high mystery of its subject. This is apparent in the admirable verses he himself has written, with their reminiscence :

Raise but the stone, and thou shalt find me there;

Or cleave the wood and there am I. It is revealed again in the poem which closes the book--Alice Meynell's Christ in the Universe :

O, be prepared, my soul !
To read the inconceivable, to scan
The million forms of God those stars unroll
When, in our turn, we show to them a Man.

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The Journal of Theological Studies (Vol. XXIV. No. 95. April 1923 Milford). C. H. Turner : Niceta of Remesiana, II. Introduction and Text of De Psalmodiae Bono. Dom F. Chabrol : ‘Mgr. Louis Duchesne : son ouvre historique' (a most valuable annotated bibliography). Dom J. Chapman : 'St. Jerome and the Vulgate N.T.,' III. F. H. Colson :

Notes on St. Luke's Preface suggested by reading the second volume of Foakes Jackson and Lake's Beginnings of ChristianityE. Walder:

The Logos of the Pastoral Epistles.' F. P. Cheetham :“" Destroy this Temple, and in three days I will raise it up” (St. John ii 19).' E. F. Brown : 'Note on 2 Tim. ii 15. A. Guillaume : 'Some Hebrew Roots and their Meanings.' E. J. Martin : ‘The Biblical Text of Firmicus Maternus.' A. and W. J. Anderson : A Sacramentary of the Ambrosian Rite' (MS Brit. Mus. Harl. 2510). W. Emery Barnes : ‘Mowinckel Psalmenstudien II'; 'Causse Les Pauvres d'Israël' (' a delightful book '); 'Pérennès Les Psaumes '; 'Whitla Sir Isaac Newton's Daniel

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and the Apocalypse.". A. E. Brooke : ' Ragg St. Luke' (critical) ; ' Weir The Variants in the Gospel Reports '; Lietzmann Schallanalyse u. Textkritik. Ven. J. H. Srawley : D'Alès La Théologie de S. Cyprien (favourable). J. F. B[ethune] B[aker): Kors La Justice primitive et le Péché originel d'après S. Thomas'; 'Bosshardt L'Originalité et la Probité de Tertullien dans son Traité contre Marcion.' E. W. Brooks : ‘Kugener et Triffaux Les Homiliae Cathedrales de Sévère d'Antioche. Hom. lxxvii.' E. J. Thomas : 'Hopfner Ueber die Geheimlehren von Jamblichus'; ' Casel De Philosophorum Graecorum Silentio mystico.' J. M. Creed : Harris Creeds or no Creeds ?' (4 pp. critical). R. A. S. Macalister : ‘Plummer Bethada Náem n-Erenn. Lives of Irish Saints' (laudatory). St. J. D. Seymour : Lawlor St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh'; N. J. D. White St. Patrick'; Macalister Latin and Irish Lives of Ciaran.' E. H. Minns : 'Lindsay Palaeographia Latina, I.'

The Pilgrim (Vol. III. No. 3. April 1923. Longmans). T. H. Hodgkin :' Spiritual Reconstruction as the Basis of World Reconstruction. The Problem. F. R. Barry : ' The “ Temporal Power " in the Modern World.' N. E. Egerton Swann : ' The Socialisation of Credit. A Rejoinder.' E. M. Caillard : ‘Intuition and Insight.' B. M. Hancock :

“ Those whom God hath joined together."' C. E. Seccombe : ‘Infallibility: 0. C. Quick : Mysticism, Behaviourism, and the Knowledge of God.' Right Rev. W. Temple (Bp. of Manchester): 'Christian Social Principles.' Headlam Life and Teaching of Jesus the Christ.' Gore Belief in Christ. “Knox On What Authority 'J. M. Jones The N.T. in Modern Education' (critical). Quick Liberalism, Modernism, and Tradition' (favourable). ' Drown The Creative Christ.' ‘Bicknell The Christian Idea of Sin and Original Sin.' • Tainsh The Christian Hypothesis' (' has many of the qualities of greatness '). “E. E. Unwin Religion and Biology.' * J. Y. Simpson Man and the Attainment of Immortality.' 'H. Elliot Human Character.' Frazer The Golden Bough, abridged edition.' 'G. M. Trevelyan British History (1782-1901). 'J. A. Hobson Economics of Unemployment. Leites Recent Economic Developments in Russia.' The Return of Christendom.'

The Journal of Religion (Vol. III. Nos. 2-3. March-May 1923. Chicago University Press). C. A. Ellwood : ' Social Evolution and Christianity.' J. M. P. Smith: 'The Ethical Significance of Isaiah, Chapter 53. W. C. Keirstead : 'The Golden Rule in Business. K. J. Saunders : Buddhism in China. A Historical Sketch,' I (II. May). E. B. Harper : “Social Re-education and Nervous Disorders. I. A Co-operative Experiment in Mental Therapy.' D. C. Holtom : The Religions of Japan in the Hastings “Encyclopaedia.' (6} pp.) F. J. McConnell : W. A. Brown The Church in America.' T. G. Allen : ' Boylan Thoth, the Hermes of Egypt.' J. M. P. Smith : Buttenwieser Job'; 'C. J. Ball Job'; 'Bewer Literature of the 0.T. in its Historical Development. W. H. T. Dau: 'Will La Liberté Chrétienne. Étude sur le Principe de la Piété chez Luther.' D. C. Macintosh : ‘W. R. Matthews Studies in Christian Philosophy.' May. C. J. Cadoux : The Christian Concern with History.' S.J.Case : ' The Art of Healing in Early Christian Times.' K. J. Saunders : Buddhism in China. A Historical Sketch,' II. W. J. Mutch : What is Christian Education ?' E. B. Harper : 'Social Re-education and Nervous Disorders. II. A Medical Confessional.' A. M. Sanford : ‘Did Jesus call Himself the Son of Man ? Another Point of View. A. W. Moore : 'J. B. Pratt Matter and Spirit.' C. R. Bowen : ‘E. F. Scott The Epistle to the Hebrews. K. Lake : E. S. Middleton Unity and Rome' (critical). J. W. Johnson : A. G. Hogg Redemption from this World.' J. A. Maynard : Clay A Hebrew Deluge Story in Cuneiform. F. Eakin : Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the N.T.' (some useful criticisms).

The Princeton Theological Review (Vol. XXI. No. 2. April 1923.

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Princeton University Press). R. D. Wilson : 'The Origin of the Ideas of Daniel.' W. H. Johnson: 'Is God Almighty ? II. Omnipotence and Religious Experience.' T. Whaling : Adoption.' O. T. Allis :

* Thy Throne, O God, is for ever and ever." A Study in Higher Critical Method. E. E. Eells : Protestantism and Property,' 1. H. K. W. Kumm : 'Ramon Lul.' E. J. Reinke : Ten Broeke The Moral Life and Religion. J. G. Machen : ‘Bundy The Psychic Health of Jesus' (4Pp. critical).

The London Quarterly Review (No. 278. April 1923. Epworth Press, City Road, E.C. 1). Man's Faith in Immortality.' E. H. Sugden :

Samuel Wesley's Notes on Shakespeare.' W. F. Howard : 'The Concern of the Gospel with Economic and Social Conditions in the Teaching of Jesus and in the Apostolic Church. E. S. Waterhouse : 'The Immanence of God in the Church.' H. Bett: Théophile Gautier.' T. H. S. Escott: 'Twentieth-Century Letters in the Crucible.' E. E. Kellett: ‘A Sixteenth-Century David' (Babar). E. J. Bradford : · The Madness of Don Lorenzo Perosi.' J. Telford: 'Ellwood The Reconstruction of Religion.' F. Bone . Alice Meynell.' J. E. Underwood : Mr. H. G. Wells on Buddhism and Christianity." Galloway Religion and Modern Thought.' Thouless The Psychology of Religion.'

Headlam Life and Teaching of Jesus the Christ.' 'W. G. Jordan Ancient Hebrew Stories.' 'R. E. Welsh Classics of the Soul's Quest.' Gore Belief in Christ.' Ramsay Muir History of the British Commonwealth, II.' Gummere Journals of John Woolman.' Peet Egypt and the O.T.' Halliday Roman Religion.' A. F. G. Bell Benito Arias Montano.' Mothersole Hadrian's Wall.' Ward A Study of Kant.' A. S. Way Pindar in English Verse.'

The Congregational Quarterly (Vol. I. No. 2. April 1923. Memorial Hall, E.C. 4). Right Hon. Sir John Simon, K.C., M.P. : Democracy and War.' A. Dakin : Ernst Troeltsch.' W. T. Grenfell: Thirty Years in Labrador.' A. Pringle: 'The Two Independencies.' Basil Mathews : Jesus and the Church in the New India.' W. B. Selbie : ' The Training of the Ministry.' B. L. Manning : 'Nonconformity at the Universities. II. Cambridge.' 'Sunday Games.' H. Carter : The Drink Question and the Kingdom of God. Lena Ashwell : “ The Church and the Drama.' W. Blackshaw : Pfister Psycho-Analysis ,' ; ' Foerster Christus u. das Menschliche Leben'; 'Bouniatian Les Crises Économiques.' A. Peel : ' Books on Religious Education’; ‘Books on Progress'; 'A. H. Gray Men, Women, and God'; E. S. Woods Everyday Religion'; 'Pringle-Pattison The Idea of Immortality'; `Power Mediaeval English Nunneries'; Harford and Macdonald H. C. G. Moule Bp. of Durham'; ' Fowler E. L. Hicks, Bp. of Lincoln'; 'Moffatt Letters of Principal Denney.' Right Hon. A. Henderson, M.P.: ‘Nitti Decadence of Europe' * Angell If Britain is to Live'; 'Webb Decay of Capitalist Civilization.' W. B. Selbie : Gore Belief in Christ'; Headlam Life and Teaching of Jesus the Christ'; 'Thouless The Psychology of Religion.' E. GriffithJones : ‘Simpson Man and the Attainment of Immortality'; * Unwin Religion and Biology. V. Bartlet : * Harrison The Pastoral Epistles.' D. W. Langridge : Ward A Study of Kant. H. B. Shepheard : 'Findlay The Realism of Jesus.' The Baptist Quarterly (Vol. I. No. 6. April 1923. London: 4

Southampton Row, W.C. 1). A. Mangano : 'The Foreigner in America.' H. C. Rowse : ' Tendencies in Modern Psychology.' W. Olney : ' Public Prayer. W. J. Avery : ' The Late Midland College. III. Principals and Tutors.' J. G. Pike and A. Dakin: 'The Origin of the General Baptist Missionary Society.' W. T. Whitley : 'The Plantation of Ireland and the Early Baptist Churches.' R. H. Coats :' John Bunyan as a Writer for Children' (' Country Rhymes. A Book for Boys and Girls' By J. B., a most curious work). 'Notable Baptists.'

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Theology (Vol. VI. Nos. 34-5. April-May 1923. S.P.C.K.). H. M. Relton : The Secularization of Morals.' G. H. Box : ‘Formal Creeds and Reunion.' Abbot of Pershore : Meditation and Contemplation,' II. H. 0. Cavalier : 'The Gospel of the Son of Man.' 'Documents relating to the Appointment of a Commission on Christian Doctrine.' A. Riley : 'Walpole Early Latin Hymns. W. K. L. Clarke : ' Delehaye L'Euvre des Bollandistes, 1615-1915.' E. C. Hoskyns : Quick Liberalism, Modernism and Tradition.' R. H. Malden and E. G. Selwyn : Hall Dogmatic Theology, X.' [Two contradictory estimates.] W. Williams : 'Elliot Human Character.' N. J. T. M. Needham : 'Unwin Religion and Biology.' H. F. V. Somerset : 'Tanner Westminister History of England.' May. Right Rev. E. J. Bidwell (Bishop of Ontario): ‘Fair Play in Controversy.' W. K. Lowther Clarke (1) O.T. Criticism. Some Misgivings'; (2) 'Colometry in the N.T. J. C. West : ' The Martyrdom of St. Paul.' W. J. Sparrow-Simpson : What is the Gospel ?? A. C. Bouquet : 'Troeltsch and his Contribution to Religious Thought.' A Third Century Hymn.' M. Frost : 'Anima Christi.' ' A Village Mission. Some Reflexions. Very Rev. W. H. Hutton : ' A Biographer of Becket.' W. K. L. Clarke : 'Headlam Life and Teaching of Jesus the Christ.' A. D. Kelly : 'W. H. G. Holmes The Presence of God.' H. M. Relton : 'Ellwood The Reconstruction of Religion.' C. E. Hudson : Webb Decay of Capitalist Civilisation.' K. D. Mackenzie : ‘F. L. Strong The Christian Character.'

The Expositor (Nos. 148-50. April-June 1923. Hodder and Stoughton). (The late) 0. C. Whitehouse : The Historical Background of the Deutero-Isaiah,' I. (II-III. May-June.) W. P. Merrill : ‘An Evolutionist at Calvary.' A. C. Welch : A Zealot Pamphlet' (The 'Apocalypse of Weeks' in the Book of Enoch). (The late) P. T. Forsyth : 'The Preaching of Jesus and the Gospel of Christ.' H. L. Townsend :

The Gospel of Evidence' (St. John). May. A. C. Welch : On the Present Position of 0.T. Criticism.' J. H. Leckie : · The Teaching of John Macleod Campbell.' E. A. and J. A. Robertson : Jesus the Law Breaker' (Poem). S. Tonkin : 'Some Unlit Lamps.' W. H. Steele : 'Hosanna. June. J. Moffatt : In Memoriam, W. Robertson Nicoll.' A. M. Pope : Paul's Address before the Council at Jerusalem. H. J. Flowers : "Jesus and Baptism. J. R. Manley: Unusual Meanings for

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' Prepositions in the Greek N.T.' W. Ewing : The Sign of Jonah.'

The Expository Times (Vol. XXXIV. Nos. 8-9. May-June 1923. T. and T. Clark). J. S. Stewart : Eternal Life and Deification.' Most Rev. J. A. F. Gregg (Abp of Dublin) : Christ and Redemption.' D. Lamont : The Place of Systematic Theology in Preaching. A, Plummer : The Apocryphal Gospels.' Rendel Harris : ‘Muhammad and the Diatessaron." H. A. Williamson: "The Text of Ezek. xix 7.' E. Macmillan : 'St. John xvi 23, 24.' W. H. Griffith Thomas :

Tasting' T. C. Gordon : ' The Fourth Cry from the Cross.' Headlam Life and Teaching of Jesus the Christ.' Anglican Essays. “Plooij A Primitive Text of the Diatessaron.' Bp. of Norwich Good Men without Faith.' Furneaux The Book of Psalıns. June. W. E. Wilson :

Sin, Hell, and Salvation.' J. H. Watt : Compromise and the N.T.' W. P. Shinton: 'For the Sake of the Sufferer.' A. E. Burn : "The Unnamed Companion of Cleopas. D. Wark: 'The Meaning of “ Thlipsis” in the N.T.' P. Thomson : ' Philippians ii 12. F. A. Farley : Luke xiii 33.' 'F. R. Barry St. Paul and Social Psychology' (* remarkable for its intellectual strength and for its penetrative suggestiveness'). Berry Revealing Light.' F. R. Barry Christianity and Psychology.' 'R. F. Horton The Mystical Quest of Christ.' Morgan Jones The N.T. in Modern Education, Nairne Every Man's Story of the 0.T.' * Brooks and Charles Christianity and Auto-suggestion.' Sanderson of Oundle.' ‘E. B. Emmott Short History of Quakerism.' ' Liberal

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