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“ Watchfulness and dependence in prayer," "Prayer for temporal blessings,” Intercessory prayer,” “Thanksgiving and praise.” 15.—Norway and the Norwegians ; or Feats on the Fiord. A

Tale. By Harriet Martineau. New York: D. Appleton

& Co., 1842. pp. 180. This neat little volume surpasses our expectations in value and interest. It is partly fact and partly fiction, which are so woven together as to present a more striking and comprehensive view, than any isolated narrative could furnish, of the manners, character and superstitions of the Norwegians. The reader who begins will be almost certain to finish the book ; and he will rise from its perusal, feeling, not only that he has been entertained, but instructed. He will be conscious that he now possesses an acquaintance with real life in those hyperborean regions, though derived from descriptions of scenes and events, which, perhaps, have never been witnessed in the precise order in which they are here presented.

16.- A Demonstration of the Authority and Wisdom of Punish

ment by Death for Murder. By Rev. George B. Cheever.

New-York: M. W. Dodd, 1842. We have observed with interest the arguments lately put forth in England, in defence of capital punishment for the crime of murder; and we cannot regard with indifference the circumstances, among ourselves, which have enlisted the pens of several American divines on the same subject. Recent endeavors, in the Legislature, to change the laws of the State of New-York, have rendered it a topic of special interest to her citizens. Many clergymen have preached on the subject, and several have published single discourses. Mr. Cheever has attempted a more labored and extended argument. He defends the authority and wisdom of capital punishment for murder on the grounds of Scripture and expediency. In conducting the Scripture argument, he maintains the correctness of the common translation of the passage in Genesis,_"Whoso sheddeth man's blood,” etc.,—considers the circumstances of the human race when this ordinance was promulgated, its universality and comprehensiveness, the Mosaic statutes respecting it, its confirmation in the New Testament, and the consentaneousness of Divine Providence. In respect to the final causes of the ordinance, the author regards its bearing upon the principles of the Divine government as one of the most important branches of the subject. The whole discussion is conducted with ingenuity and adroitness, and with a thoroughness of research which is highly creditable to the author. We recommend it as well suited to correct and settle the views of candid inquirers, whose compassion for even the guilty, under suffering, has shaken their confidence in principles of government which are demanded both by the authority of God and the best interests of human society.


Capital Punishment, sustained by Reason and the Word of God; being the substance of a Sermon preached in the Spring-street Presbyterian Church, by Rev. William Patton, D. D. New York. Dayton and Newman, 1842. The questions raised in this Sermon are: Whether man has any right to take away the life of the irrational creature, or of man; which, on the ground of certain grants and ordinances the author answers in the affirmative; and states several things obviously forbidden in the sixth Commandment. The argument is brief and well stated.

The Juvenile Naturalist ; or Walks in the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. By B. H. Draper. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1842. 2 Vols. pp. 237, 232. These little volumes are in the publishers' best style of printing and binding, and are illustrated with numerous engravings. They are among the very best books for the young which we have seen. We earnestly recommend them to the attention of parents, who would provide for their children objects of thought tending to their elevation and improvement.

Our Country; its Capabilities, its Perils, and its Hope. Be. ing a plea for the early establishment of Gospel Institutions in the Destitute Portions of the United States. "Published by the Executive Committee of the American Home Missionary Society. New York, 1842. This is a pamphlet of sixty pages. Its object is "to presnt a condensed view of the facts which constitute our country's claim, on all her sons, to promote the moral improvement of Society at home.” Its statistics are authentic and accurate, and its argument cumulative and irresistible.




Germany. DR. PLUcker has been appointed professor at Bonn in the place of Dr. Argusti. Dr. H. A. G. Hävernick, recently professor extraordinary at Rostock, has been made professor of theology at Königsberg. The Library of the University of Tubingen has just received a valuable accession in the department of Orieniul MSS.; the Arabic, Persian, and Turkish MSS., which belonged to Prof. Schulz, (who was killed in Kurdistan, in 1829,) have been added to the collection. Dr. Wuttke of the University of Leipsic' has discovered and published a manuscript Autobiography of Christian Wolff; the editor has appended as Essay on the philosophy of Wolff, with a part of his correspondence. Among the recent publications of Germany, we notice Luther's complete works, Vol. XXX, coniaining a portion of his polemical writings; Umbreit's Practical Commentary on the Prophets of the Old Testament, Vol. I., it being Part I. of his Commentary on Isaiah; the Life and Works of Melancihon by Matthes; Karl Otfried Müller's History of Greek Literature to the Age of Alexander, from a MS, of the author by Dr. Ed. Müller.

Holland. According to the latest account which we have seen of the Dutch Universities, they had 1397 students; in Leyden there were 634, in Utrecht, 484. Of this number, 323 were studying theology; 502, jurisprudence; 366, medicine; 65, natural science; 141, philosophy.

United States.

George A. Peters proposes soon to publish, at the office of the American Biblical Repository, a new work in one volume, to be denominated, “The Principles of Æsthetics, in their application to Literature," or the “Elements of Lite rary Taste." By Rev. Charles B. Hadduck, Professor of Intellectual Philosophy and English Literature in Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. H. For a specimen of the work, see Article VI, present No. of the Repository.

John S. Taylor & Co., New-York, have in press, and will publish in a few days, Prof. Gaussen's work on “Theopneusty, or Plenary Inspiration of the Bible,” translated from the French by Rev. E. N. Kirk. It will be in one volume of about 300 pages. For an account of the original work, see Biblical Repository of July last. Wiley & Putnam, New York, are preparing for immediate republication, "A Dictionary of Science, Literature, and Aris; compris. ing the history, description, and scientific principles of every branch of human knowledge," etc., illustrated with engravings. Edited by W. T. Brande, F. R. S. and Joseph Cauvin, Esq. It will appear in 24 parts, at 25 cents each. Allen, Morrill and Ward well, propose to publish, at the Codman press, Andover, Sermons and Literary Remains of Rev. William Bradford Homer, late Pastor of the Cong. Church, South Berwick, Me. Edited, with a Memoir, by Rev. E. A. Park, Professor in the Theol. Sem., Andover. Jonathan Leavitt and J. F. Trow, of New-York, will publish in April, a beautiful reprint of Hahn's edition of the Greek New Testament, superintended by E. Robinson, D. D.



on Domestic Economy, noticed
Aborigines, the, of America 1. No 235.
authentic history of their origin 1. Beman, Rep. Nathan S. S., D. D.,
Scripture account of a dispersion Sacred Lyrics, noticed 234.
2. Plato's Atlantis 3. Catcoll's Biblical Cabinet, Edinburgh, no.
remarks on Plato's account 4. W. ticed 238, 483.
Jones' remarks 5; the probability Bradford, 'A. W. American Anti-
of Plato's story 6; the Indians the quities, noticed 241.
descendants of Ham, and under Brainard, John G. C., Poems, no-
the curse 7; their fate corresponds ticed 485.
with this 8; probable exceptions 9. Brookes, Thomas, Mute Christian,
Central American ruins to. How noticed 246.
could they have passed from the Bucke, Charles, Beauties etc. of Nam
Eastern to the Western continent? ture, noticed 481.
11; light from Scripture 12. How Bunyan, John, Holy War, noticed
came the animals here ? 14. Re- 249.
semblance of Indians to ancient

races 16. The old world early Carlyle, Thomas, French Revolu-
possessed a numerous population tion, noticed 233.
18; general remarks 22.

Cheever, Rev. George B., review of
Adams, Rev. William, on the influ Tappan on the Will 411. On pun-
ence of piety on pulpit eloquence ishment by death, noticed 492.

Chemistry, Élements of, by Alonzo
Agricultural Chemistry, noticed 483. • Gray, noticed 248.
Americi, the Aborigines of 1.

Chemistry, Lectures on, by C. U.
American Antiquities, by Bradford, Shepard, noticed 246."
noticed 240.

Chrislian Church, History of the first
American Dictionary, Webster's, no planling of, noticed 484.
ticed 244.

Christianity, the history of, by Mil-
Ancient and Modern Greece 441. man, noticed 228.
Annals of the Poor, by L. Richmond, Christians, the early, Sermons ori,
noticed 249.

noticed 484.
Augustine, as a sacred orator 375; Church-yards, Chapters on, noticed
his early education 376; conver 485.
sion 377; his settlement at Hippo Collon, George H., Poem, noticed 490
380; election as bishop 380; his Concordance, a complete Hebrew and
traits of character 381 ; his homi Chaldee, by Dr. Nordheimer, re-
lies 382; his manner of writing viewed 467.
383 ; his eloquence 384; instances Critical Notices 226, 478.
of its effects 384; remarks upon Crosby, Prof Alpheus, Greek Gram-
its characteristics 391; remarks mar, noticed 245.
on his discourses 392.


D'Aubigne's History of the Reforma.
Baird, Rev. Robert, visit to North- tion, noticed 226, 482.
ern Europe, noticed 230.

Devotional, Music, the principles and
Beecher, Miss Catherine E., treatise claims of, 361.


Dictionary, the School and Family, traditions of primitive times, Elex-
by Galaudet and Hooker, noticed sis and the battle of Salamis 445,

the antiquities of Alhens 446,
Dictionary, Webster's American, no the temple of Theseus 447, in-
liced 244.

scriptions lately brought to light
Domestic Economy, a Treatise on, 448, the Pnyx and the Bema 449,
by Miss Beecher, noticed 235. the Acropolis 451, a statue of

Aristotle 452, the ruins of the Par-

thenon and its sister temples 452,
Elliott, Rev. Charles, Delineation of the scrupulous care of these ruins

Roman Catholicism, noticed 240. by the present government 454,
Eloquence, Pulpit, the influence of the temple of Victory 455, vesti
personal piely on, 69.

ges of ancient customs 456, the
Exposition of Hebrews 6:4-6. The Theatre 457, its influence on the

persons here spoken of had been ancient Athenians 458, the Areo-
once enlightened 208; tasted of the pagus, the lissus and Cephisus
heavenly gifi 210; partakers of 459, the modern city, as it was in
the Holy Ghost 212; tasted of the 1833, 461, its rapid growth since
good word of God 215; the powers that iime 462, Attica, the plain of
of the world to come 216; had Marathon 463, ruins of the temple
been renewed unto repentance at Ægina 464, atrocities of the
218; they are supposed to fall modern revolution in Greece 466.
away 220 ; it is impossible to re- Greek Lexicon, Rost's, noticed 488.

new them again by repentance 223.
Exposition of 2 Peler 1:16-21. Gen-

eral meaning of the passage 352; Hadduck, Prof. Charles B., on Prose
the coming of Christ was to be fu- and Poelry, 394.
ture 354; Old Testament prophe- Hare, Rev. G. Emlen, Exposition of
cies yet remaining to be fulfilled 2 Peter 1: 16-21, 352.
357; the word of prophecy ex- Harper's Family Library, noticed
plained 359.


Harvard University, Quincy's His-

tory of, reviewed 89, 175, 253.
Fellowes, Charles, An account of dis- Hoslings, Thomas, the Principles
coveries in Lycia, noticed 486. and Claims of Devotional Music


Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of
Gallaudet, T. H. and H. Hooker, the Old Testament, by Dr. Nord-

School and Family Dictionary, heimer, reviewed 467, remarks on
noticed 247.

the importance of the work 468,
Gems from the Works of Travellers, advantages of a Concordance com-
noticed 249.

pared with those of a Lexicon 470,
German Prose Writers, fragments importance of the study of He-
from, noticed 237.

brew 472, remarks on Gesenius'
Gifford, Edward, Esq., visit to the Lexicon 477.

Ionian Islands, etc., reviewed 441. Hebrews 6:4-6, Exposition of, 208.
Grammar, a, of the Greek Language, Hislory, New England, examination
noticed 248.

of certain points of, 89.
Grant, Asahel, M. D., on the Nesto- History of Harvard University, re-
rians, reviewed 26.

viewed 89, 175, 253.
Gray, Alonzo, A. M., Elements of History of the great Reformation in
Chemistry, noticed 248.

Germany and Switzerland, by
Greece, ancient and modern, the works Merle dé Augbiné, noticed 226.

of Wordsworth and Gifford on, re- History of Christianity, by Milman,
viewed 441. Obstacles to the trave noticed 228.
eller few 442; route of Mr. Gif- Homes, Rev. Henry A., on the sect of
ford 443. Delphi 444, popular the Yezidies of Mesopotamia 329.

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