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16.-A Romaic Grammar, accompanied by a Chrestomathy,
with a Vocabulary. By E. A. Sophocles, A. M.
This Grammar of the modern Greek, coming from a native Greek, and one who has already proved his skill in the con. struction of a Grammar of the ancient language, must be presumed to be superior to any of those previously current. Our examination of it has satisfied us that it will furnish the best aid to those, who design making themselves acquainted with this relic of the beautiful language of Xenophon and Plato, sustaining about the same relation to it, as the Italian to the Latin. Greek scholars will very readily acquire a knowledge of the Romaic, jusi as Latin scholars find little difficulty in learning the Italian. We presume this language will ultimately be numbered amongst those modern tongues which it will be thought desirable to know.
17.-Memoir of Mrs. Mary Lundie Duncan ; being Recol
lections of a Daughter. By her Mother. From the
ter, 1842. pp. 268.
" Lovely alike in person and in character, she discharged with fidelity the duties of a wise and of a mother, and prayerfully sought to improve every opportunity of usefulness among the people of this parish ; till, unexpectedly, but not unprepared, she fell asleep in Jesus, on the 5th day of January, A. D. 1840, aged 25."
We must add ihat, in the Appendix, will be found some beautiful poetry, better adapted to the comprehension of very young children, than most of the hymns in our juvenile collections.
18.-Sacred Songs, for Family and Social Worship ; com
prising the most approved Spiritual Hymns, with chaste and popular tunes. Published by the Ameri
can Tract Society. 1842. pp. 343. " The design of this work," as expressed in the Preface, “is to promote devotional singing in the closet, in the family, and in meetings for social worship. The aim has been to furnish a selection of Spiritual Hymns, classified in the order of subjects, with a nice adaptation of chaste and popular tunes; of sufficient, number and variety to meet existing wants.” The Committee have enjoyed the counsel and aid of Messrs. Hastings, Mason, Kingsley, Pond, and other celebrated authors of sacred music. We are much pleased, both with the hymns and the music.
19.— The Way of Life. By Charles Hodge, Professor in
the Theological Seminary, Princeton, N. J. Written for the Am. S. S. Union, and revised by the Committee of Publication. American Sunday School
Union, Philadelphia. 1842. pp. 343. The book is divided into nine chapters, embracing the fol. lowing topics :--The Scriptures are the word of God-SinCauses of indifference to the charge of Sin-Conviction of Sin—Justification-Faith – Repentance-Profession of Religion-Holy Living. An enquirer after the way of Life, will here find counsel on all the great questions relating to his spiritual interests; and we fondly hope that the work will be instrumental in directing many a wanderer into the right path.
The style of the author is chaste and perspicuous, and his method of treating his subjects clear, forcible, and impressive. Professor Hodge has here, undoubtedly, performed a good work, which will cause his name to go down to future gene. rations, and embalm it in the memory of multitudes. The book is as free from peculiar views as it could well be, and consequently has met the approbation of all schools. There are ex. pressions in it, to which some would perhaps object, but, on the whole, the performance is commendable ; and ihe spirit of it is such as will secure a candid reading.
The “ Archiv" of the city was blown up with the “Rathhaus," at Hamburg, and with it many most valuable documents connected with the history, not only of Hamburg, but of all the other principal cities and states of Europe, more particularly of England, have perished. - Wilhelm Schlegel
a series of lectures on Ancient and Modern India. The University of Tübingen, a few weeks ago, received a present from the Directors of the English East India Company, of sixty-seven Oriental works, chiefly in Sanscrit, printed at Calcutta.
In a marsh, in the duchy of Limburg, a wooden bridge, 1250 ells long, and about three ells broad, has been discovered. The principal beams are as hard as stone, but the cross-beams are completely decayed. They are covered with an unctuous mass, supposed to have been a kind of cement.
France. Marshal Soult has appointed a Commission charged to draw up and prepare for publication a grammar and dictionary of the Berber or Kabyle language. It has hitherto been supposed that the various dialects of Africa were more or less corruptions of the old Arabic. This error has now been satisfactorily removed. They bear no similitude either to the Arabic, the Coptic, or the Hebrew, though a few Arabic roots have been admitted into them.--In the Royal Library at Paris, a Bohemian manuscript was lately discovered, containing several theological essays by John Huss.
Xtaly. A work of some importance to the scientific world has just been published, namely, a description of all the obelisks of Rome, accoinpanied by as complete an explanation as the recent discoveries relative to the Hiero. glyphics of Egypt permitted.
Allen, Morrill & Wardwell will shortly publish at the Codman press : A Grammar of the German language. By Geo. H. Noehden, L. L. D., etc. From the eighth London Edition, by the Rev C. H. F. Bialloblotzky, Ph. D. Revised and conformed to the present state of German Philology. By Barnas Seares, President of the Newton Theol. Seminary.-James Munroe & Co. have in press The Gorgias of Plato, with Notes by Prof. Woolsey :-also a new vol. by Mrs. Sigourney, descriptive of a Tour in England, Scotland and France, with engravings. — The next number of the Biblical Repository will contain the concluding article on Baptism by President Beecher.
INDEX TO VOLUME VIII.
231; aqueduct from Solomon's
remarks suggested by a passage 239; of the prophets 240; a former
Blunt, Henry, M. A., Family Expo-
Tracy's History of, noticed 248. noticed 247.
a critical exposition of Leviticus deaf and dumb 269.
dency 384; his lamentations 385;
about religion 386; God explained
away 387; irreverence 338, heart-
Prof. Stuart on Heb. ix. 16—18, cording to Jeremy Bentham 390;
51; examined by Prof. Stuart 356. Carlyle's views of men 391; Ma-
ion of Christ concealed 393;
Dr. Robinson, first supplement, writings 394; his view of Napo-
Cogswell, Rev. Jonathan, D. D., Fa- change in Grecian education 36;
mily Discourses, noticed 263. Aristophanes' account of it 37;
of the State, the common people
had none 39; female influence 40;
prevailing character moral 42;
ferred to philosophy 45; import-
and Roman education to our own
introductory note, 269; number nexion between education and re-
ments 316; marriage and subse-
riage 320; success of his ministry
third marriage 324; his subsequent
life 325; his last years and death
327; his personal qualities 328;
al remarks 21; our interest in the 329; original and consistent 330;