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CHALMERS' EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY.
THE EVIDENCE AND AUTHORITY OF
By the Rev. THOMAS CHALMERS, Minister of Kilmany. The contents of this Volume form the substance of the article CARISTIANITY in the EDINBURGH ENCYCLOPÆDIA. Its appearance is due to the liberality of the Proprie. tors of that Work-nor did the Author conceive the purpose of presenting it to the world in another shape, till he was permitted and advised by them to republish it in a separate form. It is chiefly confined to the exposition of the historical argument for the truth of Christianity; and the aim of the Author is fulfilled, if he has suc. ceeded in proving the external testimony to be so sufficient, as to leave infidelity with. out excuse, even though the remaining branches of the Christian defence had been less strong and satisfactory than they are.
M CRIE'S LIFE OF KNOX. The Third Edition, Handsomely Printed in 2 vols. 8vo. with Portraits of Knox and
Regent Murray, Price L.1, Is. boards, of THE LIFE OF JOHN KNOX : containing Illustrations of the History of the Reformation in Scotland ; with Biographical Notices of the principal Reformers, and Sketches of the Progress of Literature in Scotland, during a great part of the Sixteenth Century ; to which is subjoined an Appendix, consisting of Letters and other Papers, never before published.
By THOMAS M'CRIE, D. D. Minister of the Gospel, Edinburgh. “ How unfair, and how marvellously incorrect, these representations (of Knox's character) are, may be learned from the perusal of the work before us, a work which has afforded us more amusement and more instruction, than any thing we ever read upon the subjeet; and which, independent of its theological merits, we do not hesitate to pronounce by far the best piece of history which has appeared since the commencement of our critical career. It is extremely accurate, learned, and concise, and at the same time very full of spirit and animation ; exhibiting, as it appears to us, a rare union of the patient research and sober judgment which characterize the more laborious class of historians, with the boldness of thinking, and force of imagination, which is sometimes substituted in their place.”-Edn. Rev. No. XXXIX.
** Dr MCrie is really a great biographer, such as it has not been the lot of Knox's equals, or even his superiors, always to attain; for, however ably the characters of Luther and Calvin have been treated in the general histories of their times, where has either of them found a biographer like the present ?"_" Dr M.Crie's materials are both ample and original. To these materials he has brought a power of combining and enlivening them peculiar to himself."-QUARTERLY Rev. No. XVIII.
" Every page of this book gives full testimony that the writer of it is, by natural constitution, from habit and on principle, a cordial lover of civil and religious liberty. He is a learned man, and an independent thinker.”_"No Scotsman should ever pronounce the name of Knox without veneration and gratitude. Beyond all question or controversy, he was the greatest benefactor to his native country whom her history records."-CHRISTIAN OBSERVER, Jan. 1813.
." Whether we consider the new light which it has thrown upon a most interesting period of our history; the justice which it has done to the character of our great reformer, whom it was so customary to brand with the names of fanatic and barbarian; the correct view which it has given of other men, with whose deserts we were till now but imperfectly acquainted; the distinctness of narrative which is to be found in the text, and the fulness of illustration which abounds in the notes; the patient research and sound judgment, the happy combination of sobriety and zeal, the regard to evangelical truth, and the attachment to civil and religious liberty, which are everywhere conspicuous ;-we scarcely think that Dr M.Crie's work can be too highly esteemed, or at least that any person, whose opinion is worthy of respect, can refuse to assign it an elevated place in the scale of literary merit." -- EDINBURGH CHRISTIAN INSTRUCTOR, No. XL.
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CRAIG'S POLITICAL SCIENCE.
ELEMENTS of POLITICAL SCIENCE. By John Craig, Esq. Handsomely printed in 3 vols. 8vo. price L.1, 11s. Gd. boards.
The object of this work is to exhibit an elementary view of the science of politics, including that branch of it usually denominated Political Economy.
The Inquiry consists of three principal divisions; the Constitution of Government; the Duties of Government; and the Revenues of Government.
In the First Book, the Rights of Government, and the proper Distribution of Political Power, are examined. The Second Book treats of the Administration of Civil and Criminal Law; the National Defence; the interference of Government with the natural Direction of Capital and Industry; the degree in which the Distribution of Wealth should be influenced by public regulations ; Public Provisions for the Poor ; Institutions for the Education of Youth; and Religious Establishments. In the Third Book, the Taxes of Britain are classed and reviewed ; and the advantages and disadvantages of the Funding System are pointed out.
AN INQUIRY INTO THE HISTORY OF SCOTLAND, preceding the Reign of Malcolm JII. or the year 1056 ; including the authentic History of that Period. To which is added, a Dissertation on the Origin and Progress of the Scythians or Goths; being an Introduction to the authentic History of that period. By John PINKERTON. A new Edition, with Additions and Corrections. ' Handsomely printed in two large Volumes 8vo. Illustrated with a Plate and six Maps, Price L.1, 16s. boards.
HERMES SCYTHICUS; or the Radical Affinities of the Greek and Latin Lan guages 'to' the Gothic; Illustrated from the Mæso-Gothic, Anglo-Saxon, Francic, Alemannic, Suio-Gothic, Icelandic, &c. To which is prefixed, a Dissertation on the Historical Proofs of the Scythian Origin of the Greeks. By John JAMIESON, D. D. F. R. S. E. and F. S. A. S. Author of an Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, &c. &c. Neatly printed in one Volume 8vo. Price 125. boards.
ESSAY ON THE ORIGIN, PRINCIPLES, AND HISTORY OF GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE. By Sir James Hall, Bart. P. R. S. Edinburgh. Splendidly printed by Bulmer, in one Volume Imperial Quarto, and illustrated by Sixty beauti. ful Plates, by Blore, Lizars, &c. Price L.5. 5s. boards.
SERMONS by THOMAS SOMERVILLE, D.D. F. R. S. E. Minister of Jedburgh, and one of his Majesty's Chaplains in Ordinary. In one Volume 8vo. price 10s. 6d. boards.
" These Sermons are, altogether, impressive and interesting. The author appears to have taken his countryman, Dr Blair, for his model in composition. His style is perspicuous, and his sentences are usually short. He touches only transiently on polemical topics; but his discourses are full of devout sentiment, and are pervaded by the spirit of practical piety.”—CRIT. REv, Dec. 1813.
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DR THOMSON ON INFLAMMATION.
LECTURES ON INFLAMMATION; exhibiting a View of the General Doc.
LESLIE ON HEAT AND MOISTURE.
By John LESLIE, F. R. S. L.
By Hector MACNEILL, Esq.
By the same Author,
II. Bygane Times and Late-come Changes, or a Bridge-street Dialogue, in Scottish
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