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reached. And so the world, and its Puritan associates, are quite right in directing their efforts against it by fair means or by foul. The venerable Professor of Hebrew here gives an abridged and adapted translation of the Abbé Gaume's Manual for Confessors, (Parker.) Whether the Latin form of this Manual, which was easily accessible, would not have sufficed for practical purposes, may be matter of opinion. But the 170 pages of Introduction is full of valuable matter ; and specially it is well for persons to be reminded how universally the practice has been approved by all our best Divines, as well as by all the early Lutheran Articles of Belief. A Sermon by Dr. Perowne, who has since denied the doctrine of a Priesthood in the Church altogether, is, as might be expected, severely handled. And here we may mention that Canon Cooke's Catena on this subject has been recently reprinted in a very cheap form—we believe by the E. C. U.
We desire to direct the attention of our readers to a small treatise entitled A History of Confirmation, (Parker,) by the Rev. W. W. Jackson. The subject is one which deserves more consideration than it has yet received, and this treatise, which is the result of extensive research, sets the doctrine forth in its proper light. It is very sad to hear Bishop after Bishop omitting all mention of the Sacramental character of this Rite, in the Addresses which they deliver at Confirmation. No wonder, while this continues, that our people grow up in such shocking ignorance of “the principles of the doctrine of CHRIST."
It would be difficult to say to what class of writings Spring and Autumn (Mozley and Smith) belongs. It is something between a tale and an allegory. But this is a question which will not trouble youthful readers, who will not fail to be interested in it. Canon Ashwell, who contributes a preface to it, appears to have formed an unusually high estimate of its merits.
We can go a long way with the author of Hymns on the Psalms (Hamilton, Adams and Co.) We agree with him that any effort at versifying the Psalter must be a failure. We agree with him also that many of the Psalms can be made to supply materials for a good hymn. But we would add that the Hymn writer had better avail himself of such materials along with other thoughts that may come into his mind, and so throw off the shackles of attempting to follow the lead of another. In the present little volume we are glad to recognise a good deal of real poetry joined with great reverence.
Miscellaneous Papers, by the late Rev. Thomas Hugo, M.A., Rector of West Hackney, (Masters.) This is a book, which while deserving of grateful notice, it would really be impossible to review. The cause of the difficulty shall be explained in the words of the “ Introduction"
“Some short time before his death he expressed a wish that the literary matter which he left behind him might, after his departure, be sent to Messrs. Masters and Co., of New Bond Street, in order that such portions of it as might be selected should be arranged for publication. Those gentlemen requested the present editor to examine the voluminous contents of the boxes placed in their hands after Mr. Hugo's death, and to give his opinion respecting them. It was thought, after consultation, that, considering the versatility of the Author's mind, the best way of carrying out his wishes, and at the same time of exhibiting his varied talents, would be to produce as miscellaneous a collection of his writings as possible. It was therefore decided to include in the volume Lectures on subjects bearing upon Religion and Literature; Extracts from Sermons, selected from the vast mass which he left behind him, so as to manifest his opinions on points much talked about at the present time; Speeches on topics now deeply interesting to Churchmen; Architectural and Archæological Lectures and Papers, some of an elementary character, addressed to mixed assemblages, and others of a more erudite type delivered before learned societies.
“During the few later years of his life, public attention was directed to the question of Vivisection; and Mr. Hugo's tenderheartedness at once led him warmly to espouse the cause of those portions of the brute creation whose members were being, as he believed, tortured wantonly under the guise and plea of scientific inquiry. He was one of the earliest members, if not one of the founders, of the * International Association for the total Suppression of Vivisection, and he was ever active in its support. Hence it was thought that a memorial volume like the present would be insufficiently characteristic unless some recognition was made of his literary efforts in this direction. A few Hymns from his pen are added at the end of the book.”
The only unity in the book is the character of the author, who was truly one of nature's heroes, a man before whom you had only to lay any good scheme or view, however new, and he was certain to embrace it with all his might. So it was we find him defending Ritualism, though himself no Ritualist, with a courage that few incumbents of large parishes dare to show, and so it was that he helped to raise the Protest against Vivisection. We appeal to the book then, rather as a testimony to the character of the man, than for the sake of any great literary excellence that it may possess. The subjects on which Mr. Hugo speaks are all interesting, and he has always something to say on them that is worth reading. The Church of England can ill
The Three Hours Service for Good Friday, by the Rev. Alfred Child, (Masters, London,) is a simple but excellent little form of prayer to be used during the three hours of the Great Darkness. It will be very useful to invalids or aged persons who are unable to attend the long meditations usually given in Church at that time.
The admirable and exhaustive Commentary on the Four Gospels as interpreted by the Early Church, by the Rev. F. H. Dunwell, Vicar of Hensall (Clowes and Sons, London,) of which we spoke with high commendation when it appeared in monthly parts, has now been completed in one goodly volume of very convenient size. Though written in a concise and popular style, it will prove a mine of Patristic wealth to all who study it, and the evidence for every point which the author seeks to prove, is so fairly stated and carefully balanced, that it seldom fails to commend itself to the reader. We are heartily glad to welcome this valuable work in its completed form.
Correspondence. (The Editor is not responsible for the opinions of the Correspondents.]
To the Editor of the Churchman's Companion.
for present and daily increasing needs. Y. N. S. wishes to know why the
Working members will be gladly reRev. R. Young did not mention Bishop
ceived for a new branch of work. Plain Gray's name as one worthy to be handed and fancy work of every description down to posterity. Surely he did as
thankfully accepted to supply frequent much for the cause of CHRIST and His
sales held for the benefit of the OrphanChurch as either of the three he named. age Fund. Further particulars gladly
[The author of "The Churchman's given to any one sending stamped enveCompanion to Hymns Ancient and Mo- lope to C. E. A., care of Mrs. PINK, dern" thinks that Bishop Gray ought to 1, Gordon Terrace, Upper Richmond be ranked as a great Confessor rather Road, London, S.W. than as a great missionary. He cannot
WORK FOR A SEASIDE HOME. be said to have popularised the faith like Heber, or to have illustrated the faith
SIR, I shall be grateful if any one like Patteson, or to have organized the
will send me any odds and ends of wool, faith like Selwyn. His self-denying
any colour, thickness, and length, from and life-long efforts were devoted to the
half a yard upwards, for making childefending of the faith. He is to be dren's petticoats for a Seaside Home. looked on, in fact, as a modern S. Atha
The smallest lengths are of use.-A. nasius, or a modern S. Ambrose, rather
HURST, Copt Hewick Hall, Ripon, Yorks. than as a modern S. Cuthbert, or a
DIAGRAM FOR KNITTING. modern S. Augustine of Canterbury. It
SIR, -About six years ago you kindly was from this cause, and not from a wish
inserted a letter from me about a Diato depreciate his noble character, that
gram for Knitting Stockings and Socks. his name was omitted from our brief list
I am now about to have lithographed a ofeminent Anglican missionary Bishops.]
new and improved one, much easier to SCRAP BOOKS FOR SICK CHILDREN. understand, especially the toe. SIR, -A clergyman's daughter who is
I have been using it myself lately at making scrap books for poor sick chil- a Knitting Class of little girls, and it is dren will be thankful if any one will
wonderful with what pleasure and fasend her some scraps, coloured or other
cility they work from it without any wise. --Address, A. R., Post Office, Ar
previous instruction. cade, Bournemouth.
Seeing it all mapped out before them,
they can grasp the idea so much more AN ORPHANAGE.
easily than being merely told as they SIR,-Will you kindly permit me as work. The only thing I will say in a member of the Church Extension As- answer to their question is, “look at sociation, to make known through your the diagram and tell me, I cannot tell Magazine that I shall be glad to hear you anything." from any one willing to join a Work I shall be pleased to forward, a few Society to help the building fund of a days after application, one for thirteen new orphanage ? I am writing with the stamps, sent to K. B., Mrs. SAGGERS, permission of the Sisters of the Church Stationer, Kensington Park Road, W. under whose care the present Orphan- I believe if they were known they age is. This building is far too small would be used in every family and
school, especially now that knitting is insisted on by the Government Inspectors.
It may be convenient in a school to cut the Diagram in two, and use the foot part separately.-Yours, &c., K. B.
Romish Church. She would only care for the names of the books written prior to his secession.
DRAWING SOCIETY. GEORGE will be very glad to hear of a Drawing Society. No pictures to be sent in, but members to promise to devote a minimum of four hours a week to drawing, painting, or illuminating. Rules to be strictly kept or fines paid. A time table to be kept and sent in halfyearly. Half-yearly prizes to be given for assiduity. Subscription not more than Is. 6d. the half-year.-GEORGE, Bacton Rectory, Hereford.
DISTRESS IN THE BLACK COUNTRY.
SIR, -I suppose some, if not all, of your readers have heard of the pitiful distress which we now suffering from in the Black Country. It is simply heart-rending to go amongst the people, and see such misery. Homes destitute of furniture; children crying for bread, and unable to come to Sunday School for want of clothes; and what is worse, we cannot help all. Will some of your readers help us soon, either with money or old clothes ? We should be so very grateful for anything. Please somebody help us, if only a little. Parcels should be sent to Deepfield, L. N. W. Railway, and addressed to Rev. T. Ridsdel, Coppice House, and P. 0. 0. made payable at Sedgley.--Yours, &c., A BLACK
A Constant Subscriber to the Churchman's Companion would be much obliged to any one who would kindly send her some List for making garments for the poor.—Address, Miss Nash, Old Sodbury Vicarage, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire.
THE CHURCHMAN'S COMPANION TO
HYMNS ANCIENT AND MODERN.” SIR,- In the January number of the Churchman's Companion, page 49, you state that “four hymns by Cowper have been selected for ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern,' one of the four being No. 26, and on page 111, February number, you give Heber as the author of this hymn. Will you kindly say in your April impression which of the two statesments is correct ?-Yours, &c., J. STONE.
[The mistake in the January number was a printer's error, the third figure is omitted, it should be 260 instead of 26. 26 is quite right in the February number.-Ed. C. C.]
FABER'S WORKS. DORA would be glad if any of the readers of the Churchman's Companion would give her a list of Faber's works, the author of “ Pilgrims of the Night.” He was formerly a Priest of the Church of England, but afterwards joined the
AMATEUR ILLUMINATING CLUB. Any lady wishing to join this club is requested to apply with stamped envelope to Miss M. KENNAWAY, Campden House, Weybridge.
FLOWERS DEDICATED TO SAINTS. SIR,—Will any readers of the Churchman's Companion give a list of flowers dedicated to the black-letter saints the Prayer Book; also to the red-letter saints ?-Yours, &c., ΙοΤΑ. .
UNCLE PETER'S FAIRY TALE. SIR,-Have any of your correspondents got a copy of “Uncle Peter's Fairy Tale” which they would be willing to part with? It is out of print, so I cannot procure it in a shop. Please write, stating price, to AGATHA, the Manor House, Epsom. SCRAP BOOKS FOR CHILDREN'S
HOSPITALS. Can any of the readers of the Church. man's Companion tell me of an Orphanage or Children's Hospital where Scrap Books would be useful ? I have one quite finished and others preparing, but
do not know where to send them. Is Home, Coatham, Redcar, to Mrs. the “Day of Rest” a sound publication, STRACEY, or to Mrs. B. BEWICKE, Coulby and are the books sent out by the Sun- Manor, Middlesbro', and will be acday School Institute to be relied on:- knowledged either in the Churchman's Yours, &c., Caius GRACCHUS.
Companion, or, if desired, by letter. CASTING THE NET.” SIR,—Would you kindly inform me
An Associate of the Bloemfontein Misin the next publication of the Church
sion begs to acknowledge with many man's Companion, whether the serial
thanks the Pictures and Christmas tale which came out last year, “Casting
Cards she has received from L. F.J., the Net, or Life at S. Luke's Rectory,”
M. N. C., H. B. J., Miss Hyde, A Sister is published in a separate form, and if
of All Saints, Margaret Street, E. S., 80, the publisher's name?-Yours, &c.,
and those packets bearing the postF. G. SYMONDS.
marks of Exeter and Winkfield. She [“ Casting the Net” has not we believe been published in a separate form.
will be very grateful for any further -Ed. C. C.]
contributions of scraps and pictures of
any kind for her books. Address, Miss EXCHANGE OF BOOKS.
ISABELLA CRIPPS, Kendrick Place, Will some one who has a Parish Reading. Lending Library kindly exchange some
"A SAD CASE." books with me for some more suitable I have to acknowledge with many to country peopleThe books I have
thanks, for the above case, 5s. from to dispose of are “Penny Posts,” bound,
Dona Elena; 28. 6d. from M. L. M.; some volumes of Waverley Novels, also also 28. from Helen Carrock. Are there bound.-Address, Sister ISABEL, Over
no others who will help? The smallest Whitacre Rectory, Birmingham.
sum will be acceptable.—Miss A., care COLOURED BIBLE PICTURES.
of Miss HUGHES, 98, Loughborough SIR,-Can you recommend me a book
Road, Brixton. of coloured Bible pictures for children?
MR. CAFFIN'S APPEAL. I do not want one with stories, but only plenty of good bold pictures.—Yours,
SIR,-It makes one humble to receive &c., AGATHA.
letters from unknown correspondents
enclosing stamps and money towards the CHURCHMAN'S COMPANION" COT.
sanctuary of my Church, when one Mrs. BE WICKE BEWICKE begs to ac- considers one's own shortcomings and knowledge the following gifts to the inability to help in other good works "Free Cot," Seaside Home, Coatham, which one hears and reads of. Yet it Redcar. J. Rousby, 28.; F. and C. increases one's faith to know from exTurner, &c., 10s.; A. M., £10.; perience that there are good and kind 2 Illuminations ; S. Masters, 18 Pic- people in the world who are willing to tures; S. Warner, Illuminations; M. give of their substance to GOD. Shirley, Pictures for the walls.
In the first place permit me, sir, to Toys, and Pictures, and Illuminations thank you for your generous donation, are very acceptable, as we have large and also for the kind words which you walls to cover; and scraps of wool and have said in your last number concernsilk in new material are worked up by ing my papers in your Magazine. Sethe elder patients into little things for condly, most gratefully do I thank your our Bazaar, which will be held in Lon- readers who have sent me the underdon this year at 19, Arlington Street, on mentioned sums of money, many of the 11th and 12th of June. Gifts can them with kind wishes for my success be sent either direct to the Seaside in the undertaking.