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conscience which were manifested to prevail to a degree before unknown,--give to both the event itself and to the record an additional


In the report of the debate in the House of Lords on the 25th of April, there is an inaccuracy which we are happy to be able to correct. The Bishop of Lichfield is made to say (p. 170): There was not one of the petitions, he believed, excepting one introduced by a noble earl on the opposite side of the house, and a second presented by the noble duke at the head of the government, that did not breathe a spirit of ' ill-feeling towards the church-establishment-nay, that did not ex'press detestation against it.' This very mistaken assertion drew forth in the house cries of No, no.' We know it to be utterly at variance with the fact, at least as regards the character of many petitions. The reporter, however, was mistaken in attributing the speech to the Bishop of Lichfield, who would never so egregiously have committed himself. We can positively affirm, that it was a different prelate, not long raised to the Episcopal bench, and who seems to know as little of the Dissenters as he does of the causes of the increase of crime. One of these causes, he seems to think, is detaining children from church in Sunday schools!. It must have been doubly vexatious to Bishop Ryder, to be made responsible for such a sentiment as this.

Art. IX. The Completeness of Ministerial Qualification. By John
Howard Hinton, A.M. 12mo. pp. 54. Price 2s. London, 1829.
THE preface to this discourse refers us to a former work by the Au-
thor, which we have not yet found opportunity to notice. We shall
in this place, therefore, offer no remark on the Author's theological
statements; but concur in recommending his views of Ministerial
Qualification to the attention, not only of candidates for the sacred
office, but of all conductors of education for the ministry. Some of
Mr. Hinton's remarks are truly judicious and useful. "Beware', he
says, of thinking that preaching is every thing. A man may be an
admirable preacher, and yet, in some important respects, be lament-
ably unfit for the ministry and more especially for the pastoral office.' -
It is not less needful to pursue the edification of the flock in private
intercourse; and in addition to this, it is required to conduct the
concerns of the associate body. Again: the importance of cultivat-
ing the Christian graces and the Christian temper, as bearing upon
ministerial usefulness, is very properly adverted to. Austere dis-
'positions, ill regulated temper, vehement passions, imprudent lips',-
are, indeed, glaring infirmities scarcely compatible with the essentials
of ministerial qualification; and if they are not to be harshly cen-
sured, it must be only because harsh censure is apt to irritate and
aggravate, rather than to reclaim. There is one sentence, however,
which somewhat startled us. A neglect of prayer, among Christians,
Mr. Hinton thinks to be one of the prevailing sins of the age'; and
it is, he adds, one which no man is so powerfully urged to renounce
as a minister of the gospel.' With regard to the assertion in the
former part of the sentence, we are reluctant to admit its correctness;

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and as to the latter, a Christian minister living in the neglect of prayer, strikes us as amounting to a solecism. If such cases of flagrant and perilous inconsistency do exist, they require to be deprecated in much more distinct and adequate terms than are here employed.

Art. X. Affection's Offering; a Book for all Seasons: but especially designed as a Christmas and New Year's Gift or Birthday Present. pp. 176, with Cuts. Price is. London, 1829. THIS neat little volume, somewhat hastily got up to follow in the wake of the more costly annuals, rests its claims to public favour upon its cheapness, the unexceptionable tendency of the pieces selected, and the announcement of a new feature of attraction, viz. prize essays on given subjects. All young persons under sixteen are invited to become competitors. Two subjects are given for the ensuing year; the first, a theme for original composition; the second, an extract from Cicero for translation; and the prizes to be awarded to the successful candidates, will exceed 127. in value. We sincerely wish the Proprietors success in their well-meant efforts; but must recommend a considerable improvement in both the editing and the embellishment of the future volumes as indispensable.

Art. XI. The Englishman's Almanack; or Daily Calendar of General Information for the United Kingdom, for the Year of Our Lord 1829. pp. 60. Price 2s. 3d.

WITHOUT interfering, either as partizans or as umpires, in the angry controversy between the Stationers' Company and the Useful Society, we must say, that the result of the competition between the two learned bodies here presents itself in the beneficial shape of the neatest and best printed Almanack that we have yet seen. We have not had time very closely to compare the rival Almanacks, the British and the Englishman's. We have heard that one has gone against the tide, and that the other has missed the term; from which it might be inferred, that the editor of the one is the better astronomer, and the other editor the better lawyer. How this may be, we cannot say. In the publication before us, we are glad to notice the insertion of Mr. Beecher's useful Tables for the Guidance of Friendly Societies, with other calculations for the benefit of Benevolent Institutions. In fact, the pages are crowded with information; and, to whomsoever our thanks are due, the public are certainly the gainers by the additional care and pains bestowed upon these indispensable annuals'. We may just remark, that the A. H. should have been given among the other epochs.


The following Works are announced as in the Press :

1. The Christian Mariner's Journal; or, a Series of Observations and Reflections on a Ship; the Sea; Sailors; the Works of God; the Heathen; War; Time; Death; &c. &c. Intended for the especial benefit of Seamen, and the general good of every one. Written at Sea

by an Officer in the Royal Navy. In 1 vol. 12mo.

2. A second Volume of Sermons, chiefly Practical. By the Rev. Edward Bather, M.A., Archdeacon of Salop, in the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, and Vicar of Meole Brace, Salop. In 1 vol. 8vo., with a new Edition of Vol. I.

3. The Interpositions of Divine Providence. Selected exclusively from the Holy Scriptures. By Joseph Fincher, Esq. 1 vol. 12mo.

4. A Companion to the Altar. With Occasional Prayers. By George A. E. Marsh, A.M. Minister of St. Mary's Chapel, Park-street, Grosvenor-square. 18mo. Price 1s. 6d. boards.

5. Sermons; Plain, Brief, and Explanatory, on the Lord's Prayer and Ten Commandments. By John Nance, D.D. 1 vol. 12mo.

6. Lyrics; Sacred and Miscellaneous. By Miss Jewsbury. 1 vol. foolscap.

7. A Fourth Course of Practical Sermons: expressly adapted to be read in Families. By the Rev. Harvey Marriott, Rector of Claverton, and Chaplain to the Right Hon. Lord Kenyon. 8vo.

8. Letters on the Climate, Inhabitants, Productions, &c., of the Neilgherries, or Blue Mountains of Coimbatoor, South India. By James Hough, of Madras.

9. Plain Sermons on some of the leading Truths of the Gospel. By the Rev. William Mousley, M.A. 12mo. Price 5s. boards.

10. A Volume of Sermons. By the Rev. W. F. Vance, Assistant Minister of St. John's Chapel, Bedford Row.

In the Press, the Library of Religious Knowledge, consisting of a Series of Original Treatises, written in a popular and familiar style, on the most important Subjects relating to the History, Prophecies, Doctrines, and Duties of Revealed Religion. The whole to be conducted by Clergymen of the Church of England.

A Number will appear every Fortnight, price 6d. The Publication to commence on the 31st of January.

The Fifth and Last Part of Bagster's Biblia Sacra Polyglotta, containing the entire New Testament in five Languages, is now ready for delivery. The Syriac Version is to be had separately.

In the Press, the Christian Minister's Pocket Companion; containing Selections of the most striking Passages relative to the ministerial Office, Character, &c, from the Works of eminent Authors, ancient and modern. By W. Shuttleworth. 1 vol. 18mo.

In the Press, in 1 handsome vol. 12mo., Scripture Balances; being a Selection of the Promises and Threatenings of the Holy Scriptures, systematically arranged. By the Rev. J. Young.

In the Press, Counsels and Cautions for Youth. By the Rev. J. Thornton. 1 vol. 18mo.

In the Press, Letters on Missions. By W. Swan, Missionary at Selinginsk. With an Introductory Essay by William Orme, Secretary to the London Missionary Society. I vol. 12mo.

The Modern Martyr, by the Author of the Evangelical Rambler, in 2 vols. 12mo., is nearly ready for Publication.

The Rev. J. D. Parry, M.A., of St. Peter's College, Cambridge, has in the Press, in 1 vol. post 8vo., The Legendary Cabinet: a Selection of British National Ballads, ancient and modern, from the best Authors, with Notes and Illustrations.

Preparing for Publication, The Omnipotence of the Deity, a Poem, in three Cantos. By the Rev. J. Young.

In the Press, The Natural History of Enthusiasm.-Contents: Enthusiasm Secular and Religious-Enthusiasm in Devotion-Enthusiastic Perversion of the Doctrine of Divine Influence-Enthusiasm the Source of Heresy-The Enthusiasm of Prophetical InterpretationEnthusiastic Abuses of the Doctrine of a Particular Providence-The Enthusiasm of Christian Philanthropy-Sketch of the Progress of Enthusiasm.

William Howitt has nearly ready for the Press, The Book of the Seasons; a Volume intended as a complete Companion for the Lover of the Country; containing, in original Articles on each Month, Characteristics of the Seasons from personal Observations, poetical and picturesque Descriptions, rural Occupations, &c.; most complete and accurate Tables of the Migrations, Haunts, &c., of Birds; and floral, astronomical, botanical, and entomological Calendars, the last two containing many original Observations in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The whole to be illustrated with a great variety of Wood-cuts from new Designs, executed by the most eminent Artists.

Mr. John Hinds (Author of the Veterinary Surgeon) has in the Press, The Groom's Oracle, and Stable Pocket Directory; in which the management of Horses generally, as to Feeding, Exercise, and Health, is treated of in a familiar Discourse between two Parties engaged in the conditioning of Horses: accompanied with a new Book of Receipts.

On the 1st of February will be published, A Treatise on Printing

and Dyeing Silk Shawls and Garments in Permanent and Fancy Colours. By H. M'Kernan, Experimental Colour-maker and Dyer.

Andrew Ure, M.D., F.R.S., &c., has in the Press, a large Octavo Volume, entitled, A New System of Geology, in which the great Revolutions of the Earth and Animated Nature are reconciled at once to Modern Science and Sacred History. The Author has undertaken to solve, on the known laws of Physics and Chemistry, without invoking Comets or any Astronomical Fictions to his aid, the various Enigmas relative to the Temperature of the Antediluvian Globe, and to the Gradation of the Organic Remains of its successive Strata, which Cuvier, Humboldt, and other Philosophers, have regarded as beyond the scope of Science to explain. Many new and very striking Accordances are brought out between the Results of Physical Research and ancient Record; confirming to demonstration the Divine Inspiration of Moses. This Work will be illustrated by Copperplate Engravings of Shells, characteristic of the Strata and Superposition of the Bone-Caverns, and of Casts of Fossil Plants; besides about 50 Wood Engravings, representing the most curious Animal Inhabitants of the primeval World described by Cuvier and other Fossil Zoologists. The Volume will appear about the end of January.

The Rev. G. Oliver has ready for Publication, his History of Initiation, or an Account of all the Secret Celebrations of the Heathen World; forming a Continuation to his Signs and Symbols of Freemasonry Explained.

The History and Antiquities of the Conventual Church of Great Grimsby, in the County of Lincoln, by the same Author, is also ready.

Mr. Oliver is also preparing for Publication, The History and Antiquities of Beverly, in the County of York, 4to.

The Rev. W. Trollope, M.A., of Christ's Hospital, has in the Press, to be comprised in 2 closely printed Volumes, 8vo., Analecta Theolo gica, a digested and arranged Compendium of the most approved Commentaries on the New Testament. In this Work, not the Outlines merely, but an abridged Digest, of the Annotations of the Commentators and Biblical Critics, are given in a perspicuous and connected Arrangement; those Writers who have taken opposite Sides on a disputed Point, are distinctly marked, and the attention of the Student is directed to that Interpretation which seems to be best supported and most generally followed. The Wants of Junior Students are more especially considered; but a useful Book of Reference is also provided for the more advanced Divine, adapted at the same time to the Instruction of general Readers.

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