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came under his own observation. It was his intention, had his life been spared, to have spent a longer time at Selborne during the present winter, and he had even taken lodgings for the purpose.
The preface, which is from the pen of the editor's brother, and in which we discover a few inaccuracies relative to Mr. White's family, states some of the peculiar excellencies of this edition. Among others, that
"Extensive additions have been made to the illus trations. The views of local scenery introduced into the last edition have been carefully compared by Mr. Harvey with their originals in nature; and others have been added by him, from sketches made during his visit. ... Many notes," says Mr. I. J. Bennett, "have been added, illustrative of the wide range of subjects treated by the author; in most cases confirming, in some correcting the statements of the text, and accommodating it to the constantly progressive state of natural science, of which they occasionally take a more extended view. Of these, a large proportion are from the pen of my brother; but not a few have been contributed by the kindness of his friends to all of them the initials of the writers are attached. The Hon. and Rev. W. Herbert has again drawn largely on the stores of information connected with ornithology, and other branches of natural history; and Messrs. Bell, Owen, Yarrell, and G. Daniel, have, by their numerous notes, contributed to enhance the zoological interest of this edition."
The notice of works not exclusively of a religious character may be regarded by some perhaps as scarcely consistent with the object of our publication, which is the dissemination in our own pages of sound Scriptural knowledge, and the recommendation of the writings of others in which that knowledge is contained. But we would desire to remind our readers of the striking and forcible language of Legh Richmond. "How much do they lose, who are strangers to serious meditation on the wonders and beauties of nature! How gloriously the God of creation shines in his works! Not a tree, or leaf, or flower, not a bird or insect, but it proclaims, in glowing language, 'God made me.' The God of redemption is the God of creation likewise; and we are taught in every part of the word of God to unite the admiration of the beauties and wonders of nature to every other motive for devotion. When David contemplated the heavens, the work of God's fingers, the moon and the stars which he has ordained, he was thereby led to the deepest humiliation of heart before his Maker. And when he viewed the sheep, and the oxen, and the beasts of the field, the fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, he was constrained to cry out, ' O Lord, our Lord! how excellent is thy name in all the earth!'"
We are glad to find that Mr. I. J. Bennett intends publishing his brother's collections relative to Selborne and its vicinity, which we doubt not will form a valuable companion to the volume before us.
Still, we would speak with some degree of caution. The author of the pamphlet states, in a note, that he has heard that the Pastoral-Aid Society is manifesting a disposition to suspend the seventh regulation respecting the employment of lay-teachers. Whether this be so, we are ignorant; but we think that the society will act wisely in again and again reviewing all its rules with jealous care. We only trust that a Clergy-spirit of union will pervade its counsels. We are glad to find that six bishops have put themselves already at its head. We expect that other prelates will speedily follow their example; and we feel sure that there exists, on the part of every friend of the society, a most anxious desire to tread in whatever path our spiritual heads may lead; and that every regulation would be altered, modified, or adjusted, as their wisdom might suggest.
Remarks upon the System of Lay-teaching as proposed by the Church Pastoral-Aid Society. By a man. Hatchards, 1836.
serious objection against one of the rules of the Society. That rule is the seventh, which provides for the supply of lay-agents to destitute places. Now, the author contends, that the employment of a hired body of men as spiritual instructors, besides the three constituted orders of bishops, priests, and deacons, is an anomaly; and he thinks that, even though the power is, in all cases, fully granted to an incumbent of superintending and dismissing a lay-agent, such an individual dismissed by the successor of the incumbent who appointed him, would not unfrequently deem himself persecuted for righteousness' sake, and resolve, by lapsing into schism, to remain as the instructor of the people over whom it might reasonably be expected he would have obtained some influence. The author, therefore, recommends, that all persons so employed should be in deacon's orders: and this, he conceives, would, in many ways, be productive of great advantage to the Church. But, for a fuller statement of his views we must refer to his pamphlet itself, which, we are bound to add, appears to us written in a temperate and Christian spirit, and to be worthy of serious consideration.
We are of course ready to acknowledge, that we would gladly see the Church so filled with ordained clergymen, as that no man should have more souls entrusted to him than he could personally overlook. And further, if the bishops should deem it fitting to enlarge the order of deacons, so that a greater number might act, in extensive parishes, as assistants to the priest, we should rejoice; we believe that good would result but as long as the bishops do not see reason to take that step, we confess we do not see a válid objection to the employment of lay persons, provided they intrude into no ministerial office, and are entirely controlled by the parochial clergy. The author allows, that individual Christians have a proper sphere of action; and seems chiefly to object to those not ordained being hired for such an employment. But if there be services which laymen may properly perform, we are at a loss to see how the mere circumstance of their being so specially engaged that they can give their whole time to these, can neutralise the expected benefit. Further, we admit, that cases of schism may arise such as the author apprehends, when an incumbent discharges a lay-agent employed by his predecessor: but such cases, we are convinced, would be very rare, and by no means the natural result of the system. We are inclined to believe, that those individuals who thus lapse into schism, would equally have lapsed if the Pastoral-Aid Society had never existed; and further, that there are multitudes, who, if the Church does not employ them and mould them, as she may do, under her ministers, to authorised exertions, will, impelled by that restless spirit which is now so extensively at work, easily suffer themselves to be induced to labour in other fields unauthorised.
OUR readers are well aware that we have professed ourselves warm friends of the Church Pastoral-Aid Society. Our deliberate judgment has been, that its constitution was such as to render it generally deserving the support of conscientious churchmen. We have, therefore, read the pamphlet before us with much attention, on finding that its author urges a
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REVIEWS AND NOTICES.
An Established Church shewn to be in unison with Rea
son, warranted by Experience, and authorised in ScripBy the Rev. J. Healy, B.A. London, Rivingtons. Pp. 106.
THIS is, on the whole, a well-written book, on ject which now begins daily to occupy more of the public attention: and what the result of the investigation into the subject will be, we cannot have the shadow of a doubt. Of course there are many quarters where opposition to the Established Church will, for a season, prevail,-where, in the question of Churchrates, those who dissent may have the majority, and the rate may be refused amidst the plaudits of the non-rate-payers: but ultimately we firmly believe that the Established Church will become more firmly rooted, as she ought to be, in the affections of the people.
Mr. Healy's work is divided into three parts: 1. the Presumptive Testimony in aid of an Establishment; II. the Historical Testimony; III. the Scriptural Testimony; and the several divisions are well handled. Perhaps there is a little attempt at declamation where none was necessary; and a greater simplicity of style would have been preferable. In some passages, too, a violence of expression may be observed, when the end in view was far more likely to be gained by a milder and softer tone.
We fully agree with Mr. Healy's statements on the vital importance of the members of the Established Church testifying that they are really influenced by a sense of the value and power of religion. We do think that Churchmen in many instances, or rather those who call themselves Churchmen, inasmuch as they are not dissenters, but who, in the strictest sense of the word, are no more friends of the Establishment than they are of Nonconformity, bring much discredit upon Christianity by their laxity in such observances, for instance, as that of the Sabbath. We have known many of those who called themselves stanch Churchmen making no scruple of travelling on the Sabbath; of encouraging Sunday newspapers; of keeping open shop on the Sabbath; of giving entertainments on the Sabbath; while no such gross inconsistencies could be found among their dissenting neighbours. But let Mr. Healy's sound exhortation be heard.
"Let it never be forgotten by all the friends of an Established Church, whether clergy or laity, that the most efficacious, as well as the most tangible argument, after all, is that which is presented in the general tenour of our lives. It is not the thing itself, whatever it be, so much as the use and benefit of it, that gives it its current value in the world at large. Gold itself is valuable only for the advantages it procures. The well-tempered sword is, no doubt, preferable, in itself, to the rude weapon of the Indian, and the nicely turned rifle to his bow; yet still the inexperienced observer will determine their comparative merits by actual results. No matter what may be the keenness of the sword's edge, or the exactness of the rifle's bore; if they be entrusted to the hands of the ignorant, the incapable, the careless, or the cowardly, their claim to superior excellence and power will be urged in vain. The untutored savage will laugh defiance to all arguments that may be adduced in favour of his adversary's arms, whilst he points, in triumph, to the
victory he has gained, and exults in the number of his scalps. Oh, that all the members, and the pastors more especially, of our national Church, felt the force of this logic of nature! That they were, one and all, duly sensible of their individual responsibility, in the maintenance of that which they justly regard as the pillar of truth! That they were as careful to exhibit lives superior in holy devotedness, as they are confident of better principles! That they were able to resist gainsayers, and appeal to arguments seen, read, and understood of all men-to consistent piety, and laborious self-denying charity! These were arguments! Ah, how strong! how persuasive! how unimpeachable! how irresistible! And, let me add, these, and these alone, are the arguments which Divine Providence will bless and accredit. The principle of an Establishment thus maintained, thus supported, will be secure indeed! The rain may descend, the floods come, the winds blow and beat upon it; but it will not fall. It will stand as secure, amidst the noise and roar of popular phrensy, rancorous infidelity, envious rage, ill-founded prejudice, and ignorant self-importance, as the everlasting hills, on whose tops storms and tempests have gathered, howled, and beat for ages. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord; forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.'"
Syria, the Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c., illustrated in a series of Views drawn from Nature. By W. H. Bartlett, William Purser, &c. With Descriptions of the Plates. By John Carne, Esq., Author of "Letters from the East," &c. London: Fisher, Son, and Co. THE first volume of this truly elegant work is now before us, containing a series of engravings and letterpress the former in the first style of engraving, the latter in a style entirely worthy of the writer. Many most splendid Biblical illustrations have been published within the last few years, at a price which we hardly conceive can remunerate those who are engaged in the works; but certainly none have surpassed that before us. There is unspeakable interest to the true Christian in all that relates to the Holy Land, which has become an object of more than vain curiosity to many who have visited it. The pages of our Magazine abound with so many descriptions of its interesting localities, that we need not here say more than to express our entire satisfaction with the specimens we have seen in this publication, and our hope that the work will meet with the patronage and circulation which it so well deserves.
A Farewell Address to the Roman Catholics of the Diocese of Cork. By the Rev. David O'Croly. Pp. 36. Dublin, Milliken and Son; London, Fellowes. 1836. MR. O'CROLY's name, and the circumstances under which he left the pale of the Romish Church, have been adverted to in a former review. The address before us is forcibly written, and calculated to lead reflecting men in the Romish communion to weigh well
"In times past your priests preached peace, and good-will, and obedience to law; and denounced the contrary as opposed to the letter and spirit of the Roman Catholic religion. Accordingly, in seasons of turbulence and disorder, which unfortunately have been of too frequent recurrence in this distracted land, they always laboured to uphold the authority of the civil magistrate, and to dissolve all combinations against law and order. They opposed themselves to the Whiteboys, the Defenders, the United Irishmen, and the Rockites. The old Roman Catholic bishops in this country were unanimous in their opposition to all these combinations and conspiracies; and if any priest was detected as an accomplice, he was made to feel the heavy weight of episcopal censure. All this is in accordance with the course I have pursued; but in opposition to that which the Roman Catholic hierarchy of the present day have thought proper to adopt. Is not this strange and sudden opposition to ancient authority and example inconsistent with that avowed rule in the Roman Catholic Church, which condemns all changes and innovations in religion? Here you have the present Irish Roman Catholic bishops opposed to their predecessors - Doctor Murray opposed to Doctor Troy, Doctor Kinsella to Doctor Lanigan, and Doctor Murphy to the venerated Moylan. And what makes the case worse is, that the latter were even instructed in the school of the former, thus enjoying the double advantage of imbibing their doctrine and witnessing their example. Your present pastors and instructors are, therefore, innovators of a very discreditable description, opposing themselves not only to the morality of the Gospel, but also to their own instructors and predecessors in the faith. This apostacy is so glaring, so striking, so palpable, that if you give it a moment's consideration, you must be convinced that such persons are very unsafe guides in religion and morality.
"I thank God that I have, at every hazard, stood firm; that I have adhered to the maxims of the Gospel, and not been hurried away, like others, by the contagion of bad example. Another consolation to me, beloved brethren, is, that I have been in nowise accessory, by the promulgation of pernicious doctrines, to the horrible system of outrage that has now for years desolated our unhappy country. Ah! my friends, had the Christian example of the bishops and priests, now no more, been followed by those of the present generation, what a world of evils you would have escaped-shootings, murders, massacres, destruction of property, houghings, watchings, waylayings, conflicts, lies, perjuries, subornings, fines, imprisonments, floggings, flights, banishments, hangings; you would have escaped these frightful evils, and Ireland would not have become a by-word to the nations, a disgrace to Christendom and Christianity."
There is appended to the address a statement of the Right Rev. Dr. Murphy's charges against the author, together with his replies to the same.
Honour from God the sure Portion of them that honour Him; a Sermon, preached at Trinity Church, Cambridge, Sunday, Nov. 20, 1836, on the Death of the Rev. Charles Simeon, M.A., late Vicar of the Parish, and Senior Fellow of King's College. By William Dealtry, D.D., Chancellor of Winchester, and formerly Fellow of Trinity College. Published by request. Cambridge, Deighton; Parker, Hatchards, and Seeleys, London. 1836.
"THE righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart." This lamentation is too often verified in the indifference with which the world witnesses the removal of the "excellent of the earth." But there are signal exceptions to this melancholy rule; and such is the case to which the above sermon refers. Scarcely ever has a good man fallen who has been followed with more universal and deep affection than Mr. Simeon; and the sermon before us is an instance of this state of feeling. Many funeral discourses have only a slight sketch of the character of the deceased, and this brought in at the end of the address; but Dr. Dealtry's sermon is full of the subject of it. It is a long discourse; but it begins and ends with the one topic: and this is just what was to have been expected. The life of the departed father in Christ was
one filled with actions and events. Mr. Simeon was a practical servant of God. By those who knew him either as a pastor, a member of the university, or a public character, this discourse will be peculiarly valued; and they who knew not as much of him as he deserved while living, may learn to estimate his character, now that he is gone. We think that no one could have been selected for the office of preaching this funeral discourse more fit than Dr. Dealtry. His knowledge of Mr. Simeon many years ago, when he was resident with him at Cambridge, and the affectionate intercourse that subsisted between them, must have made him well acquainted with the subject, while the station of Dr. Dealtry in the Church would confer a dignity upon this tribute to the deceased. There runs throughout the sermon a strain of tenderness and veneration most touchingly blended, and which struck us as a remarkable embalming of the memory of the departed. The text is 1 Sam. ii. 30, "Them that honour me I will honour;" and the plan of the discourse is to shew how he honoured God: and, next, how remarkably it pleased God to honour him. Besides a long delineation of Mr. Simeon's character, and of the course of his history, this sermon gives several incidents in his life most descriptive of the spirit of the man, and not generally known, with a most affecting and instructive account of his latter days. However transient may be the impression upon the life of those that read this discourse, none will conclude it without uttering in his heart, "Let my last end be like his!" While we have adverted here to Dr. Dealtry's sermon, on account of its being preached at Mr. Simeon's own church, we cannot but call the attention of our readers to three others, preached the same Sunday in Cambridge, all worthy of their authors-all likely to be eminently useful-all breathing a kindred spirit with that of Dr. Dealtry-and all bearing the most decided testimony to the eminent Christian character of the deceased; we allude to those of Archdeacon Hodson, Mr. Scholefield, and
The Solace of Song; short Poems suggested by Scenes visited on a Continental Tour, chiefly in Italy. Seeley and Burnside. 1837.
WE cordially recommend this elegant volume to our readers. It is, we are informed, the production of a clergyman, who appears to have viewed the scenes he traversed with the eye of at once the poet and the Christian. The illustrations, twelve in number, are beautiful; and, altogether, we think that an ornament
more appropriate to the drawing-room-table could scarcely be found. It will be of more enduring value than the gaudy Annuals, which in one short season bloom and die.
We extract, as a specimen, the following poem, not because it is the best, but because it is of a more manageable length than most of the others ;—
The Temples of Pæstum.
"Lone wrecks of ages gone! whose very roar
The Church of Rome not the Ancient Church of this Country: a Sermon preached in the Parish Church of Kettering, Northamptonshire. By Henry Corrie, M.D., Curate. Pp. 75. Kettering, Dash; and Edwards, London. 1836.
Ir is seldom that so much important information is to be found within the limits of a single discourse. The author seems to have entered fully and forcibly into his subject; and the notes are particularly valuable. We should be glad to find that Dr. Corrie had published this sermon in the cheapest possible form, for widely extended circulation, more especially in those districts where popery is stated to be gaining ground. Could it not be introduced into the catalogue of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge? We believe that the venerable society is anxious to circulate tracts against the errors of the Church of Rome. A valuable extract from it will be found in the pages of the Magazine; but we cannot omit urging here the following statement on the serious consideration of those who argue as if the Protestant religion had no exist ence previous to the reign of Henry VIII.:
"There is scarcely any subject with which the great bulk of Protestants are so little acquainted as with the falsehood of the claims which the Church of Rome sets up when she pretends to be the ancient Church of this country. Yet it ought to be known that there are few things more capable of proof than that the peculiar doctrines of the Church of Rome, so far from being the ancient faith of the Church of England, or in any measure, indeed, the Catholic, or universal faith, are doctrines of comparatively but modern origin; that the Romish Church has never been universal; that it holds few doctrines in common either with the primitive British, or with the Anglo-Saxon Church; and that therefore it has always existed as an usurpation on the Church established in these realms. The only influence that popery has ever exercised in England has been to darken God's truth; to corrupt the doctrines of the Gospel; and therefore to enslave the consciences of men." P. 5.
"As it regarded the supremacy of the Church of Rome, the ancient Church of these realms never acknowledged it; but, on the contrary, considered the Church of Jerusalem as the mother of all Churches;
and regarded St. Paul, rather than St. Peter, as its apostolic head. The supreme direction of religious affairs throughout the whole of their dominions was an undisputed prerogative of our Anglo-Saxon kings. Edgar styled himself the Vicar of Christ;' and Edward the Confessor declared, that as Vicar of the Supreme King, his duty called him to rule the Church of God.'" P. 12.
The following, alas! too faithful, delineation of the character of popery, and of the conduct of those respecting it, of whom better things might have been expected, is to be found towards the close of the dis
"Popery is the same now as when the Romish Church was in the zenith of its power. Its doctrines are as ruinous to the souls of men and tyranny, and persecution, and death, are still the principles which its standard authorities maintain towards all who oppose it... Attempts are being made on all hands to palliate its abominations, to represent popery as a calumniated and amiable religion; and as altogether changed in its nature and character. The agents of the Church of Rome are active, vigilant, and unceasing, in their efforts to banish Gospel-truth from the land; and to re-establish a spiritual and civil despotism over the souls, and bodies, and liberties of our countrymen. In these their fearful designs they are aided not only by the ignorance or indifference, with which the great bulk of nominal Protestants regard those truths and doctrines of the Gospel for which our forefathers contended, even unto the flames of Smithfield; but also, by the strange inconsistency of some parts of the professed Church of God. Alas! for the honour of religion, that there should be presented to an ungodly world the spectacle of any who, naming the name of Christ, should, for mere worldly purposes, have so far forgotten their high and holy calling, as to unite cordially with those who are enemies of God; blasphemers of the Lord Jesus Christ; and despisers of his Gospel! But though we may have to confess with sorrow, that in many cases the agents of the Church of Rome have succeeded in their attempts on some ignorant, unwary, or unstable minds, yet we have no cause for despair. We are as perfectly assured of the end, as if we saw it at this moment accomplished before our eyes: because as the Church of Rome is already fallen in the purposes of the Most High, it will ere long be laid prostrate also in the course of his providence. In the mean time there may be trials, and troubles, and sorrows, yea even persecution awaiting us; the kingdoms of the earth may give their power and strength unto the beast, and make war with the Lamb; yet the Lamb shall overcome them; for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings.' But although the triumph of the Lamb is sure, it becomes a subject of immense personal importance to each of us to inquire, whether we are amongst the number of those who are on his side, or on that of those who are aiding and abetting his enemies? Inquire, then, on which side you are found: and if through ignorance, or indifference, you have been hitherto undecided, make your choice this day. Bear in mind that awful warning; Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.'" P. 37.
The Harmony of Christian Faith and Christian Character. Sixth edition. By John Abercrombie, M.D. Edinburgh. W. Whyte and Co.
The Culture and Discipline of the Mind. Addressed to the Young. By John Abercrombie, M.D. Edinburgh. W. Whyte and Co.
OUR opinion of Dr. Abercrombie's works was given at full length in the first number of our publication. It is almost needless to say, that by the perusal of the above-mentioned, that opinion is unchanged. The latter treatise, in fact, is a republication, in a more enlarged form, and without the references to the peculiar circumstances under which it was delivered, of his inaugural speech at Aberdeen, when installed lord rector, to which we more particularly adverted. The former work appears well calculated for the instruction of the lower orders.
The Voluntary Principle not recognised by the Primitive Church: a Sermon preached at the re-opening of the Parish Church of St. Peter's in the East, Oxford, on Sunday, December 18th, 1836. By P. N. Shuttleworth, D.D. Warden of New College, Oxford. Pp. 28. Oxford, Parker.
The Church established as the Guardian and Witness of the Truth: a Sermon preached at the opening of the new Parish Church of Huddersfield, October 28th, 1836. By the Rev. C. A. Thurlow, M.A. Vicar of Scalby, Yorkshire. Pp. 38. London, Simpkin and Co.; Hatchards; Seeleys.
The Preaching of St. Paul considered as a Model for Sacred Orators: in a Discourse delivered on Advent Sunday, November 27th, 1836, in Ely Chapel, Ely Place, Holborn, on occasion of the re-opening of that Chapel. By the Rev. A. C. L. D'Arblay, M.A., F.C.P.S., Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Pp. 35. London, Rivingtons.
IT is most gratifying to every true member of the Church of England to witness the activity and zeal which now manifest themselves in every part of the country, to provide more ample means for the public worship of God, and the instruction of the people; and the three sermons now before us will be read with much interest, and we doubt not with improvement. They were preached on occasions very similar.
There are two classes of persons to whose candid perusal we would in an especial manner recommend the sermons of Dr. Shuttleworth and Mr. Thurlow: first, to those who conceive that real Christianity will best be promoted by the voluntary system, a fallacy proved by the experience of every day; and secondly, to those who indulge in contemptuous remarks and uncharitable feelings towards those who dissent from the Church. The conscientious and pious dissenter, while he perceives in both discourses a firm and decided adherence to Church principles, will find nothing to wound his feelings or to irritate his temper; but he will find arguments which may produce a change in his feelings towards the Establishment: and we cannot but express a hearty wish that both discourses may be widely circulated and extensively and carefully read. It is hopeless to expect that the political dissenter will take the trouble to weigh the subjects discussed.
is now launched, I fear, against wind and tide'; but the issue is not in the hands of him who plies the oar, but of that viewless Spirit whose breath alone can swell the sail." We earnestly trust and believe that the soul of the writer is now safely lodged in that peaceful haven, where no adverse tempests blow, and no proud swelling waves can overwhelm. Mr. D'Arblay died on the 19th of January.
Sermons preached at the British Episcopal Church, Rotterdam. By the Rev. C. R. Muston, M.A., Assistant Chaplain. London, Hatchards; Rotterdam, Meer and Verbrugen. Pp. 503. 1837. WHILE Some few clergymen of the Established Church have felt it their duty to secede of late years, and some of them in a spirit not much influenced, we fear, by that of the Gospel, it is gratifying to know that many pastors of dissenting congregations have sought, and obtained, episcopal ordination. Among not the least distinguished of these stand the names of Meek and Hall; and to them may be added that of the author of the volume before us, whose interesting work on "Recognition in the World to come" has reached a third edition. The sermons are only fourteen in number, and consequently considerably longer than those usually preached. They embrace important subjects, which the author handles in such a way as to testify that the bishop, under whose sanction he was admitted a minister of the Church of England, need not be ashamed of the admission. It is a point of the utmost importance, that the real doctrines of the Church of England-for they are the doctrines of the Bible-should be prominently brought forward in those places of worship on the Continent which profess to belong to her communion, where her ordained ministers officiate, and where, as a matter of consequence, her services are used; and we think that the congregation of the British Episcopal Church at Rotterdam were highly privileged in having brought emphatically and energetically before them such a display of divine truth.
Discourses on the Beatitudes. By the Rev. Robert Anderson, Perpetual Curate of Trinity Chapel, Brighton, &c. &c. Pp. 238. 12mo. London, Hatchard and Son. 1837.
THE small work before us is of such a character, as those who have read Mr. Anderson's other volumes
will be prepared to expect. There is a straightforward scriptural plainness about this discourse, which seems calculated to do good: no pretence at pedantry, or vain display. "The Beatitudes," says the author justly, "may be regarded as exhibiting the grand outlines of the Christian character; as forming the groundwork of that important portion of Scripture termed our Lord's Sermon on the Mount;' as containing within themselves a complete body of practical Christianity; and as affording an admirable help for the exercise of self-examination." We merely make this brief notice of the work, to introduce it to our readers we intend to enrich our pages hereafter with some valuable extracts from it. Meanwhile, we trust Mr. Anderson will enjoy such a measure of health and strength as will enable him not only to carry on his very useful ministrations in the important sphere in which Providence has placed him, but, by the means of the press, to extend these ministrations beyond the precincts of Brighton.
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