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ciety, the agents of the Church Missionary | noble connexions, have contented himself Society have done the same. The Shanghae with the transitory distinctions of earth and Committee, who were prepared to go to press time; but his was the happiness, when grace with their version of the New Testament, had formed his character, to seek the honour with Shang.Te as the rendering for God, bave that cometh from God, and to rank with refused to accept the aid of the Bible Society; that “ royal priesthood," whose patent of as they deemed it inconsistent and perilous to nobility is conferred by the “ King of kings be patronised by parties who could, at the same and Lord of lords.” Dr. M'Crie has traced time, make a grant for issuing an antagonist | Sir Andrew through his early boyhood, and version, embodying Shin for God, and Ling for shown how lovely and full of promise was the Holy Spirit. Thus, then, without any in the morning of his days, beloved and admired terference on the part of the Christian public as he was by all who beheld his sweet of England, the inconsistent and dangerous temper, and the benevolent bearing of his proceeding of the Committee of the Bible So- whole character. Some of the incidents of cietys emphatically condemned, by a voice his childhood are most striking, and gave that will sound throughout Christendom. It promise of his subsequent career. We follow is to be hoped they will be taught a wiser and him too to college, and are deeply interested more consistent mode of dispensing the funds in his companionship and literary pursuits; committed to their hands.
the more so, as he seeks, even after he came
to his estate, to improve his education, and to MEMOIRS OF SIR ANDREW AGNEW, of Loch- enlarge his acquaintance with man and things.
naw, Bart By Thomas MCRIE, D.D., / If he never attained to the highest scholarLL.D., Author of “Sketches of Scottish ship, he at least became more than capable Church History,” gc.gc. 8vo. pp. 454. of vying with the ordinary run of country
gentlemen. But he had yet, with all his Those who had the happiness of a per- amiableness and correct moral habits, to unsonal acquaintance, as we had, with Sir dergo the great change; and by his union with Andrew Agnew, will readily recognise Dr. Madelene, the youngest daughter of the late Sir M'Crie's fine portrait of him, as a very strik James Carnegie, he was brought into contact ing likeness; accurate as is the delineation of with circumstances and events which were the outward man, which precedes the memoir overruled by God to lend him as a true penifrom the powerful pencil of Sir J. W. Gordon, tent to the Cross; and, strange to say, soon it is yet far exceeded by the mental and after he was enlightened in the doctrine of moral portraiture which follows. If any of salvation by a sermon preached by the Hon. our readers have allowed themselves to estic and Rev. Gerard Noel, he heard a discourse mate the intellect or the heart of Sir Andrew from the late Dr. M'Crie, of Edinburgh, from the treatment which he received from which we have no doubt proved the germ members of Parliament, and from the secular of that feeling which gave the type and press, in his ardent struggle to amend the character to his subsequent career. laws in reference to the better observance of If Sir Andrew went farther than many the Christian Sabbath, they will, indeed, do Christian men can approve, in liis notions of him grievous injustice. He was not an what may be effected for Sabbath sanctiaustere enthusiast, as some represented him fication by legislative enactment, we cannot to be; but a bland, intelligent, loving, and but award to him the credit which belongs devout man, who adorned every walk of life, to conscience in its highest manifestations. and shed a halo of cheerfulness and delight What he did he evidently did for the glory on every circle in which he moved. His of God, and in obedience to what he held to effort, on behalf of God's day, was the great be the Divine will. We were always struck work of his public life, for which he would in conversing with him, with two things: the have been willing to die a martyr's death; but perfect Christian transparency of his motives it is in the bosom of his own family, and in and feelings; and his generous tolerance of the liabits and intercourses of a country views and convictions differing from his own. gentleman, that he was seen to greatest Had he taken lower ground about the advantage. In early life he was slow to Sabbath, it is more than probable that he receive the difficult lesson of taking up his would never have been able to effect so cross and following Christ; but when once much. he had imbibed that lesson, by the teaching We can very strongly recommend these of the Divine Spirit, he became a noble ex- memoirs, as developing the history of a most ample of one who counted all things but loss devoted layman, who did much in his day for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ to further the great objects of evangelical Jesus his Lord.
truth and vital godliness. Dr. M'Crie has Descended from ancient and honourable evinced his characteristic ability in the perfamilies, both on his father's and mother's formance of the task assigned to him. `Inside, he might, with a handsome estate and deed it would be difficult to point to a better
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sample of modern biography. The materials | sion of a demonstration of Protestant feeling are well disposed of, and the style of com- which augurs well for the future. From the position is aniinated and engaging.
pulpit, the platform, and the press, there has
been such an open and earnest testimony 1. THE POPE AND HIS PRETENSIONS. A against Popery as has not been heard in this
Discourse delivered at Wycliffe Chapel, No-country for more than a hundred years. The vember 17, 1850. BY ANDREW REED, modes, and even the grounds, of attack have D.D. Published by request. 8vo., pp. 28. been greatly diversified ; but the errors of
Romanism, as a system, have been proclaimed 2. THE ROAR OF THE LION. A Discourse
with a voice of thunder, and the people of in Reference to the Recent Measure of the this realm have expressed their determination Church of Rome. By A. J. MORRIS, Au- that the Roman Pontiff shall not be suffered thor of " Christ the Spirit of Christianity," to issue Bulls in this country, which affect the &c. Small 8vo., pp. 32.
prerogatives of the sovereign, and the liberties
of the nation. 3. Romisu SACRAMENTS AND THE CONFES
We have selected only a small number of sional, as now taught and practised in the the sermons and pamphlets called forth by English Church, and the Duty of the Church the Pope's aggression ; but they are worthy at the Present Crisis. Two Sermons. By of being handed down to posterity, as docuthe Rev. HENRY HUGHES, M.A., Perpetual ments of rare value, which deserve to outlive Curate of All Saints, Gordon-square, St.
the occasion which gave them birth. Pancras.
Dr. Reed's discourse on "the Pope and his
Pretensions," is a very talented and arguJohn Rivington. 4. THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION.
mentative exposure of the preposterous claim Lecture delivered in Trinity Chapel, East which Rome has preferred. Every sentence
has evidently been well weighed, and both the India-roal, London, on Tuesday Evening, November 5, 1850. By the Rev. George political and religious truth of the case is well
and powerfully handled. Though the author SMITH. Small 8vo., pp. 24.
names no parties, he has admirably replied John Snow
to that limited circle of Dissenters, who would 5. SACRAMENTAL RELIGION SUBVERSIVE OF
have Nonconformists abstain from all moveVITAL. CHRISTIANITY. Tuo Sermons
ment against the aggressions of Rome. Tbose preached at Bloomsbury Chapel
, on Sunday, who wish to understand this question should November 3, 1850. By the Rev. WiLLIAM
see Dr. Reed's remarks, which are very conBROCK, $10., pp. 52.
clusive. Lewis, Gower-street.
Mr. Morris's “Roar of the Lion," with a 6. No POPERY! THE CRY EXAMINED. somewhat ill-chosen title, is a masterly pro
By EDWARD SWAINE. Small 8vo. Fifth duction, in all respects creditable to the inedition.
telligent and respected author. His sketches 7. THE DUTIES OF EVANGELICAL Noncon- horrence of it is well and powerfully expressed.
of Romanism are spirit-stirring, and his ab
We think he has nobly defended himself Paral AGGRESSION. A Sermon preached against those who would hold us Nonconin Park Chapel, Camden Town, on Sunday, formists back from the present struggle against Vovember 24th, 1850. By Joshua CLARK
Rome. HON HARRISON. Pp. 46.
Mr. Iłughes's “ Romish Sacraments and thre
Confessional" is a noble testimony from 3 8. POPERY! Its NATURE AND BEARINGS A churchman against the Tractarianism of liis SUFFICIENT GROUND FOR UNION AMONG
own community, which, by several quotations PROTESTANTS AT THE PRESENT CRISis.
from Dr. Pusey and others, he shows to be A Discourse delivered in the Independent nothing short of downright Popery. His ap: Meeting-house, Abbey-lane, Saffron Walden, peal to the laity of the Church of England on Lord's-clay Evening, November 24th, will, we trust, tend to rouse them to a sense 1850. By the Rev. FREDERICK POLLARD. of duty at the present crisis. 8v0., pp. 16.
“ The Protestant Reformation," by the Rev.
George Smith, of Poplar, is one of the most 9. TIE PAPAL INVASION: HOW TO DEFEAT vivid and telling essays on the great subject
An Appeal to Britis! Protestants. By of which it treats, within so small a compass JAMES CARLILE, Editor of the “ Protestant in our language. We should like to see it, as World." 8vo.
a penny tract, issuing in tens of thousands
from the Depository of the Religious Tract The insolence of Roue, led on by the Ro. Society. manising spirit of a large section of the clergy Mr. Brock's “Sacramental Religion subverof the Establishment, has become the occa- siye of Vital Christianity"js eminently “a Tract
Jackson and Walford.
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Jackson aud Walford.
B. L. Green.
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for the Times." We hope it will find its way sermon, in which all the ordinary rules of critilargely into the hands of pious Episcopalians, cal decorum are overstepped, and the reviewwho might do great service to the Establish- ing craft shows itself in a most unlovely aspect, ment, at the present moment, by promoting by depreciating one of the best discourses its circulation widely among their lay brethren, preached before royalty in modern times. in town and country. Mr. Brock has cer- Did a Puseyite, in disguise, furnish the article tainly furnished an awful specimen of the out of spite, that the Queen should attend a teaching of many clergymen of the National Presbyterian church? Or did some Free Church on the subject of sacraments, at the Churchman, envying his residuary brother, present moment. How it differs from that put his hand to the work, to depreciate exof Dr. Wiseman, it would it would be difficult cellence which he could not reach? Be this to determine. It is a sad thing for our coun- as it may, we are not ashamed to express the try that such things are tolerated among high estimate we have formed of the discourse, those who are in the receipt of Protestant both as to its sentiment and composition. It pay.
is a clear, energetic, and faithful gospel serMr. Swaine's new edition of “ No Popery!" mon, which it was creditable for any Chriswhile it protests earnestly against the Pope's tian minister to deliver before his sovereign. recent Bull, and calls on Englishmen, as such, We care not a rush how Dr. Cumming was and on Protestant grounds, to resist it man. invited to preach at the parish church of fully, desiderates the whole question of Esta- Crathie. He did his duty well when there ; blishments, and shows that their operation is and his sermon is being read by thousands injurious to the interests of pure and spiritnal with the more pleasure, that such a thoroughly Christianity. It is written in a calm, enlight- evangelical composition was listened to by ened, and Christian spirit.
their beloved Queen. Mr. Harrison has very lucidly, and, as we think, so as to express the current views of Memoir OF THE LATE Rev. THOMAS P. Dissenters, examined the two questions - CALLENDER, MISSIONARY TO JAMAICA. “What is our duty as citizens? and what With a Selection from his Pulpit Discourses. as Christians ? in both cases remembering that we are Nonconformists." His discourse,
Edinburgh: W.Oliphant and Sons. based on eight appropriate texts of Scripture, This interesting memoir is composed by is a happy condensation of all that is fitting an early personal friend of Mr. Callender, and for Dissenters to think and do at the present it could scarcely have fallen into better hands. crisis. He has made out a clear case for the It has the great excellence of appearing, in most resolute action of his brethren against every part of it, a labour of love. Mr. Harthe Papal onset.
per has, most judiciously, permitted Mr. CalMr. Pollard has drawn a terrific but truthful lender, as much as possible, to speak for himpicture of the Papacy, which ought to rouse self; and there are peculiarities connected the entire Protestant energy of this country with his career, which invest this volume with in opposition to the menacing claims of the an interest only inferior to that of the RePope as a foreign sovereign, and as the head mains of the youthful Mr. Spencer, of Liverof the anti-Christian apostacy.
pool. We may notice the ample preparation Dr. Carlile's Discourse is calculated to do which Mr. Callender had made for entering good service at the present juncture of onr with advantage upon the work of the minisnational affairs. The author well understands try. The long course of study, both literary the genius of Popery.
and thcological, successfully prosecuted in We shall be happy to find, that our notice Edinburgh, during the usual period of eight of these nine tracts las tended to extend their years — his residence in Berlin during the circulation, as they are all fitted to be gene- winter of 1844, and his attendance on the rally useful at the present eventsul period of classes of its university—the tour of Germany our national history.
Switzerland, and Italy, which he made in the
subsequent summer-furnished his mind with SALVATION. A Sermon, preached in the the richest stores of thought, and contributed
Parish Church of Crathie, Balmoral, before to the maturity of his judgment.
he concentrated his whole energies in the task Arthur Hall, Virtue, and Co.
of preaching the gospel; he exerted himself We have been amazed to find in one of our every day to the utmost point of his strength, Reviews, a most vituperative article upon this and wrote down in his diary the impressions,
living and fresh, as they were made on his ment. He shows that it arises from the insult mind. There is an utter absence of formality, offered to our beloved sovereign ; from the igand of all attempt at fine writing; and there noring, by the Pope's Bull, of all the Protestant are perpetually proofs of a refined and thought- Churches of Great Britain ; and from national ful mind, which give a great charın to every abhorrence of the doctrines and usages of Pupart of the diary, and which we have no doubt seyism. The author then, secondly, furnislies will render it a great favourite with the public; a faithful portrait of Popery; in which any while the fervour with which he poured all the one may see, at a glance, the real character accumulated treasures of thought and of reli- of that iniquitous and unscriptural system. gious feeling, will, we are sure, make this This is a first-rate Tract on Popery. book a great blessing to its readers, and especially to those who may be preparing for the LECTURES ON THE PRINCIPLES AND INSTI. Christian ministry.
TUTIONS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC REThe six sermons are taken from notes
With an Appendix, containing which Mr. Callender dictated when he was Critical and Historical Illustrations. By the on a bed of sickness, and when he wished to late Rev. JOSEPH FLETCHER, D.D. Fifth leave behind him some memorial of those Edition, Edited by the Rev. Joseph FLETtruths which he had inculcated with such CHER, of Christ Church, Small Sro. power, and with the impression, common to himself and his hearers, that he was speaking from the brink of the eternal world. The A cheap edition of this standard work, on good which he did in Kingston, and wherever the Popish controversy, is quite a boon to he preached in Jamaica, during the year and the churches. It is, in our settled judgment, a half that he laboured there, can perhaps the best work, viewed as a whole, on the subscarcely be overrated; and we trust that the ject of which it treats. And now, at the represent excellent volume will be the means duced price of four shillings and sixpence, it of perpetuating and deepening the impression. will find its way into the hands of our SunThe subjects of the discourses are: 1st, Call day School Teachers, and into the cottages to immediate Repentance, Jer. xii. 16; 2nd, of the poor. Wealthy Protestant Christians The Mediatorial Fulness of Christ, Col i. 19, could not better serve the great interests of 23; 3rd, Christ the Christian's Gain, Phil. iii. the Reformation than by spending a little of 7, 11; 4th, Delight in the Ordinances of their property in giving free and extensive Religion, 2 Chron. vii. 16; 5th, The Be- circulation to so valuable a work. liever's Inheritance, and his meetness for it, Col. i. 12; 6th, Christian Love, Phil. i. 9—11; | THE CHRONOLOGICAL NEW TESTAMENT, 7th, Address after the Communion. The in which the Text of the Authorized Version discourses are excellent and impressive; they is newly divided into Paragraphs and Secshow of what he was capable, and explain the tions, with the Dates and Places of Transsecret of his great popularity and success
actions marked, the Marginal Renderings of among all classes of hearers in Jamaica. We the Translators, many Parallel Illustrative can most cordially recommend it to the notice Passages printed at full length, Brief Introof the Christian public; and, unless we are ductions to each Book, and a Running Anagreatly mistaken, the extraordinary circum- lysis of the Epistles. Small 4to. stances in which Mr. Callender did so much, the transparent sincerity and earnestness of We have been much struck, in examining his piety, the shortness as well as the useful- this truly ingenious edition of the New Tesness of his career, and the distinctness with tament, that the plan on which it is formed which his hearers must have almost counted has never been adopted before. It will certhe sands of his life as they were running out, tainly prove a great help to the intelligent will secure to this volume a degree of accept reading of the Word of God. The marginal ance, and an extent of circulation, which references, fully quoted, are very valuable, and . many volumes of much higher pretensions shed great light on hundreds of texts. The never reach.
divisions into paragraphs, under distinct head
ings, which are numbered, appear to be most 10. WHAT IS POPERY? The Substance of judiciously executed. The introductions to
a Discourse on the Leading Features and the various books have been supplied from Essential Principles of Popery. Delivered the best authorities, and shed great light on at Howard Chapel, Bedford, on Sabbath their several contents. The chronological Evening, December 1st, 1850. By WILLIAM notices have been prepared with great care.
In short, there has no work appeared, in these Allen, Aldine-chambers.
times, upon the New Testament, that we are This is a very judicious and well-written disposed more sincerely and heartily to recomdiscourse, in which the respected author ac- mend. The author, whoever he may be, has counts, first, for the present national excite- our most earnest thanks.
R. B. Blackader, Paternoster row.
SACRED LAYS AND LYRICS. By John A. accomplished and scientific, they are character.
LATROBE, M.A., Incumbent of St. Thomas', ised by an earnestness and simplicity that will, Kendal; Author of “ The Solace of Song." doubtless, touch the conscience and confirm London: Seeleys.
the faith of those who have not been spoiled This volume is dedicated to James Mont-by" science, falsely so called.” To those who gomery; and it is not too much to say, that it seek a simple
, unadorned, and earnest defence is worthy of such dedication. There is much of the great questions of the Divine Existence of its contents that cannot fail to be regarded and Attributes, we commend this volume. by that gifted poet as congenial with his own spirit, and as fitted to hold a place among the THE ILLUSTRATED YEAR-BOOK. Second sweetest strains of modern times. Mr. La- Series. The Wonders, Events, and Discotrobe says that his harp has for many years veries of 1850. Edited by John TIMES. been hung up, “ till the strings have rusted Small 8vo. Pp. 400. with exposure to the wind and rain.” The
Hall, Virtue, and Co. harp may have hung idly by for a while; but
The first volume of the Illustrated Yearcertain it is, that, when swept afresh by the Book afforded ample proof of an enlightened hand of its master, it " discourses such elo- and careful editorship; and the second apquent music," that the captive ear cannot but pears to be a considerable improvement upon listen. Its temporary suspension and ex- the first. It is a stirring and instructive posure to the action of the elements, have but volume for intelligent young people; and mellowed its tone, and given it greater power forms a register of the principal events of over the heart. We have not, for some time, 1850. listened to a strain of greater sweetness and The contents will show the nature of the power than that which Mr. Latrobe sings work :- The Hippopotamus in England throughout this volume.
Ocean Steamers Miss Burdett Coutts' Mr. Latrobe does not belong to the tuneless Church, The “ Koh-i-noor," or Mountain tribe, who, having acquired a “fatal facility” of Light-Tornado in the Bahamas, The for rhyming, mistake the jingle of syllables Submarine Electric Telegraph— The Nepaulfor the music of the soul. He was evidently ese Embassy-Panoramania–Panoramic Pic. born a poet; and hence, instead of finding his
ture of the Nile-Colossal Statue of “ Bava. volume a frost-work of syllables — a cold ria"-A Lion Hunt in Algeria – Journey to brilliancy of rhymes—the reader will be de- the Mountains of the Moon—The British lighted with some exquisite specimens of Museum- The Great Exhibition of 1851. genuine poetry. Occasionally, indeed, Mr.
All these articles are well written, and on Latrobe allows himself to indulge in a style of scientific principles; while the pictorial em. versification that seems to hang as a leaden bellishments greatly add to the interest and weight on the wing of his genius, or as a beauty of the work. clumsy encumbrance on the case and grace of his movements. This we have the more
SAINTE IMPUDENTIA; or, A Pilgrimage to regretted, because whenever the versification
Westminster. Containing the Wonderful is simple and natural, the thought soars, and
History of a Pope, a Cardinal, a Lion, and sparkles with beauty. Poets mar their song
a Bull. ls. by complex versification, just as musicians
Partridge and Oakey. spoil their music by forced combinations of
This is a spirited series of six caricatures, sound. But, with this slight blemish, if such exposing, in a just and humorous style, the it may be regarded, we do not hesitate to place late disgusting aggression of the Pope and this volume among the sweetest poetical pro- his cmissaries upon the liberties of this free ductions of the day.
country. LECTURES ON THE EXISTENCE AND ATTRI- THE EDUCATIONAL POCKET-BOOK BUTES OF THE DIVINE BEING. By Tho
ALMANACK for 1851. MAS SWAN.
London : W. F. Ramsay, Brompton-row; and
Ward and Co., Paternoster-row THESE Lectures are from the pen of an We are happy to find this admirable little esteemed minister, who has long stood high annual make its second appearance. It among the brethren, and has for many years merits a wide circulation among all parents, ministered to the same people. They give teachers, and guardians, as the object it conproof of a well-furnished mind, and breathe templates, and aims at promoting, is one of a spirit of deep piety, and earnest solicitude infinite importance. Besides a diary and a for the highest interests of the flock committed variety of valuable information necessary to his care. If they are not distinguished by in an almanack, it contains highly interesting the graces of finished composition, and that papers, chiefly connected with education, by mode of arguing the great question of the Divine the Rev. J. Stoughton, of Kensington; the existence which is demanded by the highly- | Rev. J. B. Owen, M.A., Vicar of St. Mary's,
London: Houlston and Stoneman.