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16.-A Romaic Grammar, accompanied by a Chrestomathy,

with a Vocabulary. By E. A. Sophocles, A. M.
Hartford : H. Huntington, Jun., 1842. pp. 264.

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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
second Edinburgh edition. New York: Robert Car-

ter, 1842. pp. 268.
We have seldom experienced as much pleasure in reading
a memoir as this has affyrded us. We could desire that every
youthful Christian especially, might have the gratification and
reap the benefit of its perusal. Such humility and loveliness
have seldom existed in union with so much refinement of mind
and taste, prompting so many caresses on the part of admir.
ers. Mrs. Duncan appears to us one of the most transparent
characters with which we have ever become acquainted. She
lived and died an humble disciple of Jesus. 'The Tablet in
the Parish Church of Cleish well describes her: In the
morning of her life, the sweet affections of her heart, and
every energy of a powerful and highly refined intellect, were
consecrated by the Holy Spirit to the service of Jesus Christ.”

" 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.

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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.

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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.

United States.

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.



231; aqueduct from Solomon's
Acts, 27: 17, on an expression in, 405; pool 236; tombs of the Judges

remarks suggested by a passage 239; of the prophets 240; a former
in Plato 405; another passage in tower 241; a correction 242.
Plato 406; these passages illus- Blanchard, Rev. J., Review of the
tiate the meaning of the word Philosophy of the Plan of Salva-
Órówua, 407; the common sense

tion 412.
of the word 409.

Blunt, Henry, M. A., Family Expo-
Age of the world, by R. C. Shimeall, sition of the Pentateuch, noticed
noticed 263.

American Board of Foreign Missions, Buchanan's Comfort in Afflictions,

Tracy's History of, noticed 248. noticed 247.
Azazel, or the Levitical Scape-Goat; Burnet, John B., on instructing the

a critical exposition of Leviticus deaf and dumb 269.
16: 5—10 by Professor Bush ; an Burnet's Exposition of the Thirty-
apology 116; a new interpretation nine Articles, noticed 257.
117; etymology of Azazel 119; Bush, Prof. George, on the Levitical
principal explanatiors which have Scape-goat 116; Millenium of the
been given 119; not the name of Apocalypse, noticed 245.
a place, nor of the scape-goat 120; Butler, Rt. Rev. Joseph, D. C. L
but an edil demon 122; authorities, the works of, noticed 249.
the Septuagint 12%; why was
the goat devoted to Azazel 125;

typical import 127; this view very Carlyle, Thomas, religious senti-
ancient 128; a symbolical repre- ments of 382; a man's religion
sentation of Christ's official char. the chief fact respecting him 382;
actor 129; a new complexion the inquiry proper 383; Carlyle
given to the whole passage 131; extensively read, his German ten-
objections answered 132.

dency 384; his lamentations 385;

about religion 386; God explained

away 387; irreverence 338, heart-
Barnes, Rev. Albert, examination of less literature 389; the gospel ac-

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-
Beecher, Miss Catharine E., Letters homet, Luther, &c. 392; his opin-
to Domestics, noticed 265.

ion of Christ concealed 393;
Biblical Researches in Palestine, by would deplore the ill effects of his

Dr. Robinson, first supplement, writings 394; his view of Napo-
new information from Mr. Smith leon 395; of men of all countries
and others 219; Basir of El-Kulch 396; his opposition to particular
and its vicinity 220; sources of the creeds 399; what then are his re-
Jordan 21; depression of the ligious sentimients 401; they are
Dead Sea, &c. 224; Jerusalem, opposed to orthodox Christianity
ancient subterranean gateway,

226; discoveries by Mr. Wolcott Clark, Rev. Daniel A., Complete
227; fountain under the musque works of, noticed 260.

Cogswell, Rev. Jonathan, D. D., Fa- change in Grecian education 36;

mily Discourses, noticed 263. Aristophanes' account of it 37;
Creed, Pearson's Exposition of the, Roman education, not the business
noticed 257.

of the State, the common people
Critical Notices, 243, 478.

had none 39; female influence 40;

prevailing character moral 42;
Daughters of England, the, no- aimed at utility 43; rhetoric pre-
ticed 251:

ferred to philosophy 45; import-
Day, Prof. Henry N., on the train- ance of the principles of Greek
ing of the preacher 71.

and Roman education to our own
Deaf and Dumb, on instructing the, 46; we are beginners 47; con-

introductory note, 269; number nexion between education and re-
thus afflicted in our country 270; ligion 48.
interest of the subject 271; princi- Education Societies, the Necessity
ples of the art, its success 272; for 444; embarrassments of Amer-
difficulties and obstacles 273; ican Education Society 445; ob-
deafness a terrible calamity 275; jections answered, the word bene-
in many respects a stranger in ficiary 446; inadequate views of
the world 277; instruction in the importance of protracted study
written language 277; difficult 449; exalted claims of the clerical
278; its incalculable value 280; · profession 450; the alleged failure
the great difficulty of using signs of many who have been aided
in conversation, 282 ; Laura 451; there is, and is likely to be,
Bridgman 283; mental habits of a deficiency of ministers 452; edu-
the deaf and dumb 284; a most cation societies are wisely adapted
striking peculiarity 287; an absurd to supply this deficiency 457;
opinion 288; another 289; exposed three ways of rendering aid 459,
290; written words unsuited to that by association the best 460.
ordinary intercourse 291; a sys- Edwards, Prof. B. B. on the Neces-
tern of stenography needed 298; sity of Education Societies 444.
recapitulation 299; different sys- Ellis, Mvs. the Daughters of England
tems of signs 300; effects of dis. noticed 251.
continuing the use of signs 305; Emmons, Rev. Nathanael, D. D., the
the labial alphabet and methodic Works of, reviewed, -his biogra-
signs 307; iwo systems of signs phy 314; his early religious senti-
proposed 309.

ments 316; marriage and subse-
Dewey's Discourses on Human Life, quent affliction 318; second mar-
noticed 246.

riage 320; success of his ministry
Dictionary of Science, Literature, and 321; death of his second wife 323;
the Arts, noticed 251.

third marriage 324; his subsequent

life 325; his last years and death

327; his personal qualities 328;
Edueation, Greek and Roman, gener- discrimination and independence

al remarks 21; our interest in the 329; original and consistent 330;
subject 21; education in Greece orderly and horough 331; lem-
influenced by the position of the perate 332; watchful and affec-
State 23; government regulated tionate 333; his learning and theo.
the time devoted to education 26; logical opinions 335; his innova-
watched over morals 27; physical tions or improvements 337; divine
education 27; intellectual 29; ma- agency 338; unconditional sub-
theinatics 30; music 31; union of mission 340; his character as a
the beautilul and the good 33; Ho- preacher 342, his method of ser.
mer a text book 34; eloquence and monizing 344; his religious char-
philosophy 35; an unfavorable acter 347; his missionary spirit

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