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poetry and a keen appreciation of fiction. This several well-known living persons of literary and disposition impels her to the deepest admiration scientific eminence. The volume concludes with and respect for the gifted but insincere man who two memoirs of Mrs. HOME (the Author's wife, deceives her sister, while her sense of truthfulness recently deceased), written by Mrs. Howity and makes her shrink instinctively from the secresy to by Mrs. S. C. Hall. which she yet in some degree suffers herself to become a party. But, once convinced of the love of God, she is awakened to a knowledge of the The Types of Genesis briefly considered as work which she has to do; and, as the habits of revealing the Development of Human Naprayer and self-examination are strengthened, ture. By ANDREW JUKES, Author of The her character becomes more and more simple and Law of the Offerings,' &c. Second Edition, powerful in its truthfulness. And thus, through
revised. Crown 8vo. pp. 452, price 78. 6d. many trials, springing out of misconstrued motives
[April 24, 1863. son of independent thought and clear judgment; THIS work, the first edition of which appeared living with the one single motive—to do God service.
spiritual sense of Genesis, and has a distinct bear
ing on the controversy originated in the English Incidents in My Life. By D. D. Home. Post
Church by the publication of Bishop Colenso's
critical examination of the Pentateuch. Its aim 8vo. pp. 304, price 78. 6d. cloth.
is to show that the historic outcome of Adam is [March 7, 1863.
the perfect type of the moral and spiritual deveTHIS PHIS is an Autobiography of Mr. Home, the lopment of human nature; each life which grew
well-known ‘Spirit Medium,' and contains out of Adam being the figure of some form and his own account of the manifestations termed stage of human life. In the Preface the Author 'Spiritual Phenomena,' which have occurred to shows that this interpretation is supported by him from his earliest infancy, commencing by the the New Testament, and is in strict analogy with rocking of his cradle, and increasing in power and the Incarnation of the Divine Word, and with frequency until the present time. The secondary what is known and confessed of outward nature ; purpose of the volume is to relate how these namely, that all its phenomena, light or darkunaccountable manifestations have during some ness, cold or heat, storms or sunshine, are a conyears past made Mr. HOME a frequent guest at stant and true figure of other higher things, which many a Continental Court, as well as the personal we do not make significant, but are in themselves friend of many an Emperor and King. The significant. Hence it is argued, that, as the memoirs are written with great plainness of diction growth of seeds to an Apostle's
eye was a sufficient and apparent truthfulness; although the occur. though silent witness of the resurrection from the rences narrated are not likely to be believed by dead, so the growth of the human tree, as it is those persons who regard ‘spiritual manifestations presented to us in the pages of inspiration, may as delusion or imposture. Many of the events tell of another higher and more spiritual growth related certainly transcend ordinary experience in man's nature. and general belief; but they are described with The body of the work comprises an Introan air of truth and an attention to minute details duction, in which the Work of Creation is viewed which leave a strong impression of the writer's as a typical outline of all God's dealings with the good faith on the mind of the reader. The ac- creature ; followed by Seven Parts, in which the count given by Mr. Home of his feelings during seven great lives of Genesis are considered in bis fits of ecstacy will, it is believed, yield matter order, as figuring the successive stages of the of interest to the student of psychology, since it development of man; viz., I. Adam, that is mere affords an insight not hitherto obtained into the buman nature, ready to distrust God, hiding from operation of the mind when actively excited. Him, yet pitied and visited ; then, II. Cain and The INTRODUCTION, written by a friend of the Abel, the first and second births, the natural and Author, and likewise a Supplementary Chapter spiritual, which ere long come forth out of the from the same pen, corroborate the text by some root of Old Adam. “That is not first which is well-authenticated instances of similar ecstatic spiritual, but that which is natural.'
Both are seizures which have happened to other persons of a seen here in all their main outlines. Then comes, cognate organisation. An APPENDIX describes III. Noah, the type of regeneration, in whom the mode in which Sir David BREWSTER has man is taken through a mystic baptism from the treated the main subject of the work. This paper world of the curse to a fairer world of new blesis followed by a series of testimonies to the truth sedness. Then follow, IV. Abraham; V. Isaac; of these physical and mental phenomena from VI. Jacob ; VII. Joseph ; representing those
In the course of the work the leading Scripture difficulties come under notice; and the writer has endeavoured to show that, either as being in direct analogy with nature they are no difficulties at all, or else that science shows us some simple explanation which may possibly point to the means employed by the Almighty to bring about events which He has revealed to us in His Word as having actually taken place.
forms of life which are known and enjoyed by man after regeneration ; namely, Abraham, the life of faith, which goes forth, not knowing whither it goes, but seeking to go to the promised land of Canaan; Isaac, the life or spirit of sonship, dwelling by wells of water, with many joys and few conflicts; Jacob, the life of evangelic service, which goes down into the far country, to win a bride and flocks whom it may bring back to Canaan ; Joseph, the last most perfect life, the life of suffering, which first dreams of rule, and ends with all things brought into subjection to it. The workings of each of these different forms of life are traced, as fulfilled within, and without, and in the dispensations.
The volume throughout is illustrated by considerable quotations from the early Fathers, forming a tolerably complete Catena Patrum on the spiritual sense of Genesis.
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[May 30, 1863. THE bined with their proper melodies. It has been reproduced in this form in order to place it within the reach of congregations; and all the supplemental and illustrative matter introduced into the original work has therefore been omitted. In the parent-volume, the Chorale-Book for Eng. land, will be found the full harmonies of the tunes, arranged for the use of choirs, organists, and congregations; and to the PREFACE of that larger work the Editors refer for information on the principles which have guided them in the compilation of this abridgment, and on the date and authorship of the Hymns and Tunes of which it consists.
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[May 8, 1863. HIS series of Lectures on the History of
was begun. in the year 1857, at the request of the Incumbent of Chorleywood ; and the Lectures contained in this volume have
sense view of miracles is based uponiam, stronger THEnglania
been in substance delivered before the Society for the Improvement of the Labouring Classes, formed in that village in 1855. The intention of the writer, in undertaking this task, was to furnish a brief but clear sketch of the main events of English History, from which the workers of the soil might learn what races had ruled over their forefathers, and what had been their general character. But as he proceeded in bis work, it became evident that the subject, if fairly dealt with, could not be kept within the limits originally assigned to it. The history of the reigns succeeding that of King John has therefore been treated more fully; and the lectures, as published, have been much increased in length since they were delivered at Chorleywood. The writer felt that many matters which would not interest the audience before whom they were read, would make the narrative more attractive and valuable to more instructed readers.
The First Lecture dwells particularly on the origin of the races which have combined to form the English people; explains how England became divided into parishes, shires, and hundreds ; and shows how from the names of places we may trace their origin. In this Lecture the history is carried down to the death of King John.
The Second Lecture is confined to an examination of the early institutions of England, illustrating the origin of English laws and governinent. It discusses further the origin of the parliamentary system, the separation of Parliainent into the House of Lords and the House of Commons, the growth of English laws and their administration, the King's Court with the Courts of Exchequer, Common Pleas, King's Bench, and Chancery,--the origin of Judges going in Circuits, and the trial by Jury,—the administration of the Ecclesiastical Courts, and the jurisdiction of the Civil Law Courts.
The Third Lecture treats of the reign of Henry III., and shows that, although it is commonly considered uninteresting, it is both interesting and important when viewed with reference to the growth of English liberty. The rebellion of Simon De Montfort, Earl of Leicester, is minutely related, and the writer endeavours to do justice to his character. The manners of the times are illustrated by the remarkable history of the unscrupulous and ready-witted Fulke De Bréauté, a Frenchman, brought over by John. The Lecture also details at length the origin of fairs, and gives a full account of Robin Hood, with the reasons and evidence for believing that he lived in this reign.
In the Fourth Lecture, the narrative of events in the reign of Edward I., is preceded by a sketch of the state of England in the 13th century. The difficulty of communication is shown by the vast
extent of the Royal and other forests, which for many reasons was one of the great grievances of the people, while the dread of robbery is illustrated by the order for widening roads so that there might be no bushes or dykes within 200 feet on each side. A description of the state of the roads and of the various methods of travelling, is followed by an account of dwelling houses, and of the common life of the inhabitants, as well as of the general trade of England, especially in wine, wool, leather, and woollen manufactures. The writer next proceeds to give a careful account of the exact relations existing between England and Scotland, and to show how the hope of a peaceable solution was destroyed by the death of the Maid of Norway, and how Edward's claim to be Lord Paramount, resisted by the Scotch nobles, was admitted by the two competitors for the crown, and issued in the decision which appointed John Balliol to be king of Scotland. From this time, with some interruptions caused by wars with France and disturbances in Wales, the history of this reign is chiefly taken up with the course of events in Scotland. The writer relates the revolt and exploits of William Wallace, the defeat of the English at Stirling Bridge, Edward's second invasion of Scotland, the defeat of Wallace at Falkirk; and traces the adventures of Bruce down to the death of Edward.
This Lecture is illustrated by a Map of Wales, showing the ancient divisions prior to the time of Edward the First, and by several woodcuts explaining the manners and habits of the age, while the notes, among other topics, treat of the Earldom of Chester and the Duchy of Cornwall, in their relation to the Royal Family of England.
The Fifth Lecture traces the history of Edward the Second, and recounts the disasters both at home and abroad which are traceable to his personal weakness or viciousness of character. The history of his intimacy with his two favourites, Piers Gaveston and Hugh le Despencer, brings before the reader a miserable picture of the king's disputes with his wife and his nobles, and his consequent inability to cope with enemies in Scotland. The romantic events of Bruce's career are related at some length, and the battle of Bannockburn is minutely described and illustrated with a plan, showing the positions of the armies. Curious incidents of domestic history, having reference to the high price of provisions and the vain efforts of Parliament to reduce them by legal enactments, are then related; and the Lecture concludes with an account of the downfall of the Despencers and the tragical death of the King, showing how these events were brought about by the King's diegraceful favouritism and consequent ill-treatment of his Queen.
With this Lecture is given a map of Scotland
in the 14th century; and a note is added on the The Alpine Journal ; a Record of Mountain method of determining the amount which a sum Adventure and Scientific Observation. By of money at any remote period represents at any
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The Sesia Joch. By H. B. GEORGE, M.A. Translated by the Author from the Second
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PILKINGTON, M.A. [December 31, 1862.
An Excursion in Dauphiné. By the Rev. T. G. THE HE motive for the publication of the Second Bonney, M.A.
War of Independence in America, which first The Col delle Loccie. By J. A. Hudson, B.A. appeared in January 1862, was the earnest desire,
Zermatt and the Matterborn in Winter. By by means of a short and conscientious exposition
T. S. KENNEDY. of the American question, to correct, as far as
The Mönch. By Coutts TROTTER, M.A. possible, the erroneous notions which had been propagated in Germany with regard to this
Review of Sir CHARLES Lyell's Chapters on conflict. The attention with which every event
the Glacial Period in his work on the Antiquity in the course of this war is followed proves how
of Man. intimately the sympathies and interests of Europe With other Narratives, and Notes on a variety are concerned in it.
of subjects. The interest evinced by the British public for everything pertaining to the war in America, and
The House of Scindea : a Sketch. By JOHN the success which the present account of it im
Hope, late Superintending Surgeon of mediately obtained in scientific and political circles on the Continent, where it was originally pub
Scindea's Contingent and Surgeon to the lished in German, bave induced the Author to
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[May 1, 1863.
this narrative of the House of Scindea the English version, some points being treated more in detail
, while others, perhaps too elementary for and customs of the Mahrattas, for nothing original this stage of the American War, have been omitted. on those topics could be written after the pub
The constitutional Right of Secession is devel- lication of Sir John Malcolm's great work on oped at length, and no point of discussion has been that remarkable people. Nor has the Author omitted; while the Author has given special pro- attempted to detail traits of personal character of minence to the historical foundation of the Right. individuals attached to the Court of Gwalior.
The CONTENTS are as follows:-Political Rela. What is mainly aimed at is to throw light on tions of the States of the Union to each other- certain official transactions which have passed Causes: Social, Economic, and Political, of the in recent times between the paramount Power in Dissolution of the Union—Unconstitutionality of India and the reigning Chiefs— transactions which the War-Commencement and Character of the are very imperfectly understood, if understood at War, on the part of the North, as a means for the all, by the English public. It is especially the acquisition of greater power ; on the part of the object of the Author to make known the preSouth, for securing its Independence and Liberty eminent services of Maharajah Gyajee Scindea - Contradictions in the representations made re- during the great Rebellion of 1857; as also to specting the Motives for Waging the War-Capa- impart his opinions on the abominable system of city of both parties for carrying on the War; annexation, which, more than all the other resources in men and material, the Army and causes together, occasioned that heavy calamity. Navy-The probable Duration and Issue of the The Author's long residence at the capital of War-Concluding Observations on African Sla- Scindea, and the confidence which was reposed in very, the Status of American Slaves, Manumission him by the Chieftains, are the guarantees for the and Emancipation.
accuracy of his statementa
German edition has been made the basis of the IN tbidera wali and no account of the manners to show how closely their destinies, as republics | Tell several papers composing this volume are
Author's views on this head, which do not accord with those of many members of his own profession, are illustrated by reference to the very instructive trial at Newcastle of CLARK for the murder of FRATER. The closing chapter of the work is devoted to the present condition of England and her future prospects.
Memories of the Past, and Thoughts on the
Present, Age. By JOSEPH Brown, M.D. Post 8vo. pp. 188, price 6s. cloth.
[March 6, 1863. TAI THIS volume is the work of a practitioner
now advanced in life, who in his youth and early manhood was an actor in stirring scenes. As a medical officer in the Duke of Wellington's Peninsular army, he beheld the establishment and the fall of the first French empire, in 1814. In Paris he witnessed its second fall, in 1815, which so speedily followed the Emperor's escape from Elba. He describes the impoverishment and desolation of some of the finest districts of Spain and France, as he surveyed them half a century ago, and then passes to the main object of his work, viz. to trace the progress of nations in
or empires, are interwoven with the reality of their advance in civilisation. Should this civilisation be material only, the ultimate fate of any given republic or empire may be as surely predicted from its moral condition, which will certainly influence its political proceedings, as may that of an individual from his conduct in the world. This thesis is illustrated by examples drawn from the history of different states, from that of our own country, of France, and of America. An entire chapter is assigned to the condition of civilisation in America, and the Author seeks to prove that the present lamentable condition of that country may be traced to the defects of republican civilisation. In his work generally, the Author, convinced that the moral is at least as important a part of civilisation as the intellectual, is compelled to controvert certain theories of Mr. BUCKLE. This controversy is continued in the third chapter, in which the Autłor breaks a lance with German criticism and philosophy, especially with HEGEL and the system, now so well known, on the Continent at least, under the name of Hegelianism. The influence of the German philosophy on the English mind, especially in its effects on the younger portion of the present generation, is a subject which the Author considers at some length. It suggests to him the opinion that the present state of mind of young England requires, on the part of members of the clerical profession, qualifications which, although existing among a certain portion of divines, are not so generally diffused as, he thinks, the times demand. In his remarks on England and her civilisation, the writer necessarily includes a consideration of her social position. Among other matters, he bestows much attention on the practical working of her penal legislation, as well as on the plea of insanity in cases of murder. The
Miscellanies, Historical and Biographical :
being a Second Series of 'Lectures, Essays, and Reviews. By William SIDNEY-GIBSON, M.A. of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barrister-atLaw, F.S.A. F.G.S. &c. 8vo. pp. 386, price 10s. cloth; or with a Memoir on Northumberland prefixed, pp. 456, price 12s. cloth.
[May 18, 1863. THE
collected and reprinted from various periodicals to which they were contributed by the Author; and the work is a continuation of the Lectures and Essays on various Subjects, Historical, Topo. graphical, and Artistic, contributed to different periodicals, and reprinted in one volume 8vo. in 1858.
Amongst the articles connected with topography and travel contained in the present new volume will be found short descriptive and historical memoirs on three places of celebrity in the north of England, viz. Auckland Castle (the residence of the Bishops of Durham), Finchale Priory, and Alnwick Castle (the ancient stronghold of the Percys, to which much attention has been directed lately by reason of the present Duke of Northumberland's costly works of decoration); and part of the edition contains the article on Northum. berland, which had been previously published as a separate memoir, and which, like the articles on English Counties that have recently appeared in the Quarterly Review, was designed to condense into a short sketch a description of the present aspect of the county, and of the features, natural and historical, which are best deserving of observation. The reader will also find a paper on
Newstead Abbey and Lord Byron;' Notes of 'Summer Days in Scotland ;' an article on the Danish Isles; and an article on The Mediterranean,' in which a condensed account is given of its chief natural features and historical associations.
The Biographical Essays comprise a Lecture on • Eminent Judges of England, from the Conquest to the Time of Lord Mansfield ;' an article on · Augustus Cæsar, his Court and Companions' (in which the Author has sketched the chief incidents of his life, and surrounded the Emperor with the literary companions who gave so much splendour to his reign); and an article on · Can