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and must be summoned by the united voice of their fellows, to forego for a time the quiet and seclusion of domestic life, in order to consecrate themselves to this department of religious service. Such men, if legally qualified to take their seat, may forego the fictitious advantages of wealth and title. Their sincerity and fitness for the station will gradually work out for them a parliamentary status, more conducive to their object than any of the artificial distinctions of life. A nobler or a more useful sphere of labour does not exist on earth; and he will be thrice blessed who is found worthy to fulfil its high requirement. We confess to a deep anxiety on this point. All minor considerations fade away in its contemplation; and we wait to see whether the growth of intelligence and sound sentiments amongst us, be sufficiently advanced to permit the consummation of our hopes. The providence of God has forced the protestant dissenters of these realms into a position of immense responsibility. If they evade their obligations, they will prove themselves unworthy depositaries of the truth, recreant to the principles they have avowed, and indifferent to the highest interests of their fellow men. Whatever pleas they may urge, conscience will reproach them with infidelity to their trust, and their children will listen with sorrow and shame to the indignant reproaches with which a future generation will load their memory. If, on the other hand,-and we feel no slight confidence in this issue, they meet their responsibilities with fairness and integrity; if, eschewing the favour and disregarding the frowns of men, they address themselves, in a deep religious spirit, to work out the emancipation of the church from secular controul; if, in a word, they combine practical sagacity with sound principle and prosecute their measures with the singleness of purpose and profound earnestness of men who realize a divine mission, then the God of truth will own them as his servants, generations yet unborn will exult in the beneficent tendency of their labours, and their Lord and Saviour returning to the church, from whose secularit and pollution he has retired, will find in it an appropriate dwelling, a satisfying reward for his former humiliation and sorrow. 750

Brief Notices.

Latin Made Easy : an Introduction to the Reading of Latin, comprising a

Grammar, Exercise Book, and Vocabulary. By the Rev. J. R.

Beard, D.D. p. 220. London. Simpkin and Marshall. This is one of the most valuable of the many books which have of late years been produced with the view of facilitating the acquisition of knowledge to the rising generation. We hail such attempts with satisfaction. When the scope of even high education was narrow, and confined to very few objects, it might be all very well to give the young student plenty of work, and to occupy much of his time in making the acquirements demanded from him. But now, when the circle of human knowledge is so greatly enlarged, and when varied and sound acquirements are expected, and will every year be more expected in those, whose manhood must be spent in that struggle for subsistence, which is constantly becoming more stern and difficult—it is no time to stand upon the obsolete ceremonies of routine education, which were framed for a state of things entirely different. Means must be found to enable our children to meet the changed condition of our social system, and of our intellectual culture, by assisting them to turn to the best account the precious leisure of their youth in acquiring, in the shortest possible time, the largest amount of solid knowledge.

To afford such help, in the acquisition of Latin, appears to have been the object of the present work. Dr. Beard says :

• This manual, owes its existence to necessity. Having in vain tried to find an introduction at once sufficiently easy and systematic, the author was led to prepare one which should combine the qualities which lengthened experience had taught him to consider desirable. The work is constructed so as to be suitable to children of tender age, while it prepares the way for the higher attainments of riper years. In order to facilitate the labour which is generally found difficult and wearisome, the writer has striven to make the later as well as the earlier lessons easy to the learner ; and for that purpose he has gone onward to the close of the volume by short and almost imperceptible steps.'

The mode of realizing this very useful object, which has recommended itself to the judgment of a writer of Dr. Beard's large and successful experience in liberal education, appears to us very judicious. The design is not only good, but skilfully executed ; and we consider that we render a good service to parents and teachers, by recommending the book to their notice.

The Modern Orator, being a collection of celebrated speeches of the most

distinguished orators of the United Kingdom. Parts I to V. 8vo.

London : Aylott and Jones. We are suprised that such a publication as this has not appeared a long time since. In this book-making age, when men's brains are ransacked for some new schemes, none would seem to us more full of promise, or more serviceable to the commonwealth. The most celebrated speeches of Chatham, Burke, Pitt, Fox, Sheridan, Erskine, Grattan, Curran, Canning, &c., will form a collection which, for political philosophy and splendid eloquence, is inferior to nothing on record, and such is to be the work, of which the early parts are now before us. We have long desired to see such a publication, and have sometimes even contemplated bringing it out ourselves. We are glad, therefore, to introduce it to our readers, and to give it the full benefit of our recommendation. The parts before us contain the speeches of the Earl of Chatham, and of Mr. Sheridan. Short illustrative notes are introduced, and the price is such as an extensive circulation only will justify. Our own views of the plan of such a work would have been more fully met, if instead of printing the speeches of each man separately, they had been given as they actually occurred in the debates of the House, with a brief historical notice of the debates themselves. An additional interest would thus have been given them, and a fuller knowledge of our parliamentary history have been obtained. As it is, however, we strongly recommend the work to our readers, and shall be glad to find that it secures the patronage it merits.

Literary Intelligence.

Just Published. The Annals of the English Bible. In two vols. 8vo. By Christopher Anderson.

Views of the Voluntary Principle. In Four Series. By Edward Miall.

The Bridal of Salerno: a Romance, in Six Cantos. With other Poems and Notes. By John Lodge Ellerton, M.A.

The Family Choir; or Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs for social worship: the music selected from Handel, Haydn, &c. Arranged for four voices, and the pianoforte, or organ; the poetry by Watts, Wesley, &c.

The London Medical Directory, 1845.
Fifty-three plain and practical Sermons. By Thornhill Kidd.

The Signs of the Times in the East; a Warning to the West ; being a practical view of our duties in the light of the prophecies which illustrate the present and future state of the church and of the world. By the Rev. E. Bickersteth.

Missions in Western Africa among the Soosaos, Bulloms, &c.; being the first undertaken by the Church Missionary Society for Africa and the East, With an Introduction containing-1. A Sketch of Western Africa; with a description of the principal tribes inhabiting that coast.-II. A Brief History of the Slave Trade to the present day.-III. Some account of the early African churches.-IV. A condensed Survey of all the missionary exertions in modern times in favour of Africa, By the Rev. Samuel Abraham Walker, A.M.

The Doctrine of Original Sin ; or, the Native State and Character of Man unfolded. By George Payne, LL.D.

The Mission of the Church ; or, Remarks on the Relative Importance of Home and Foreign missionary Effort in the present state of the world. By Peter Rylands.

The Christian urged to Usefulness. An Address to the Churches of Christ. By Charles Larom.

The Dissenter's Plea for his Nonconformity; exhibited in a course of Lectures on the Rise, Reign, Religion, and Ruin of Antichrist, or Mystical Babylon. By William Jones, M.A.

The Typology of the Scriptures; or, the doctrine of Types investigated in its Principles, and applied to the explanation of the earlier revelations of God, considered as preparatory exhibitions of the leading truths of the gospel. With an Appendix, on the Restoration of the Jews. By the Rev, Patrick Fairbairn Salton.

Richard the Third. A Poem. By Sharon Turner, F.A.S., and R.A.S.L.

Elements of Physics. By C. F. Peschel, Principal of the Royal Military College at Dresden, &c. Translated from the German. With Notes. By E. West. Illustrated with Diagrams and Woodcuts. Part 1.-Ponderable Bodies.

Christian Philosophy; or Materials for Thought. By the author of Skeletons and Sketches of Sermons,' &c.

An Account of the Machine-wrought Hosiery Trade, its Extent, and the Condition of the Frame-work-knitters; being a paper read in the Statistical Section, at the second York meeting of the British Association, held Sept. 18, 1844; together with evidence given under the Hosiery Commission Inquiry, &c. By W. Felkin, F.L.S.

Popery and Puseyism sketched, in two rejected letters. With supple. mentary remarks on the Signs of the Times. By S. Thorrowgood.

Christ; the Christian's God and Saviour. In Four Parts. By the late Rev. James Spence, M.A.

Memoir of the Rev.John Watson. By William Lindsay Alexander, M.A.

Tracts and Treatises. By John De Wycliffe, D.D. With Selections and Translations from his Manuscripts and Latin Works. Edited for the Wycliffe Society. With an Introductory Memoir. By the Rev. R. Vaughan, D.D.'

The Druid's Talisman, a Legend of the Peak; with other Poems. By the Rev, John Marshall, A.B.

A Voice from the Sanctuary on the Missionary Enterprise ; being a series of Discourses delivered in America, before the Protestant Episcopal Board of Foreign Missions, the American Board of Foreign Missions, &c. By the most eminent divines of that country, belonging to various denomi. nations. With an Introduction by James Montgomery, Esq.

The Biblical Repository and Classical Review. Edited by James Holmes Agnew. Third Series, No. II. ; whole No., LVIII. April, 1845.

The Mystery of God's Dealing with the Jews. By A. c. Barclay.

IND EX.

WOL. XVII.-NeW series.

Anderson, W., Discourses, 373
Anti-Corn Law League, 101 ; statis-
tistics of employment, 102; agri-
cultural distress, 106; high prices
and emigration, 108; and crime,
109; county constituencies, 101,
1 12; plan for increase of voters,
113; practicable, 115; not uncon-
stitutional, 120; power of ‘the
League, 123; its example to be
imitated, ib.
Anti-State Church Conference, tracts
of, 1 ; a practical interest in the
question compatible with spiritu-
ality of heart, 3; the Gospel in-
cludes controversial topics, as well
as essential doctrines, 8; is to be
specially applied to the evils of the
present time, 10; how to teach,
as necessary as what to teach, 11 ;
no blessing promised to prudence,
or o in the exhibition of
truth, 15; importance of the state-
church question, 17; self-denial
and examination required, 18;
Christ, sole lawgiver and king
in his church, 21

Bähr, W. F., on Colossians, 296
Barrere, Memoirs of, 151; held in
great respect in his native pro-
vince, 153; editorship of the vo-
VOL. XVII.

lume, 158; its heterogeneous cha-
racter, 161 ; Committee of General
Safety, 163; Second Committee of
Public Safety, 165; Barrere as its
reporter, 166, 171

ho Dr. J. R. Latin made Easy,

Bell, Dr. Andrew, 249; arrival at
Madras, 251; founds the Orphan
Asylum, .253; monitorial system
suggested and introduced, 254;
priority of Paulet, 256; Bell's Si-
necure Chaplaincies, 252; ' en-
couragement in the line of the
church, 257; correspondence with
Lancaster, 262; with Mrs. Trim-
mer, 267, 272; formation of Nati-
onal Society, 275; to which he acts
as Inspector-general, ib.; his
death, 279; character, ib., ava-
rice, 276, 281; vanity, 282; con-
trasted with Lancaster, 284

Berkeley, G. F., Defence of Game
Laws, 463; such Laws opposed to
natural sense of right and justice,
465; injurious to farmers, 466,
489; specific evils, 468, 470; Mr.
Berkeley's disregard of facts, 473;
fondness for executing the law,
476, 481 ; new remedy for poach-
ing, and argument for Sabbath ob-
servance,480; style, 490; Sydney

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