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The Middle-Class Examinations of 1864.Early in the Spring will be published a School Edition of WORDSWORTH'S Ercursion, Book I. edited by the Rev. C. H. BROMBY, M A. late Scholar of St. John's College, Cambridge, and Principal of the Normal Training College, Cheltenham ; preceded by a full Preface on the Analysis of Sentences, and accompanied by Critical, Grammatical, and Explanatory Notes, with Specimen-Lessons of Analysis, Parsing, and Paraphrasing. Specially
Specially prepared for the use of Pupils qualifying for the Middle-Class Examinations of the present year.
This volume is planned to contain all that is necessary to learn upon the subject of Analysis of Sentences. The real essentials of this branch of grammar bave, it is believed by the Editor, been here condensed intelligibly into a few pages. The true principles of paraphrasing also, exercises in which are now universally required of candidates for certificates of merit, as well as of the candidates for Civil Service appointments and Middle-Class Examinations are made clear by model examples. The First Book of WORDSWORTH's Excursion being recognised as a standard by which to examine and test the proficiency of Papils in almost all normal schools, it is confidently believed that this poem may be introduced with great propriety and advantage for the same purpose into grammar schools and young ladies' seminaries.
White and RIDDLE's Latin School Dictionaries. ---Preparing for publication, I.–An Advanced Latin
English Dictionary, for the use of Upper Form • Pupils, and University Students,' and II. · A Junior • Latin-English Dictionary, for the use of Junior • Pupils and the Lower Forms in Grammar Schools'; both works abridged from White and Riddle's new and copious · Latin-English Dictionary,' by Rev. JOHN T. WHITE, M.A. Joint-Author of the larger work.
The plan of both these ABRIDGMENTS corresponds in all essential features with that of the original work. A complete Lexicon of the Latin language from its earliest to its latest stages is, however, necded chiefly by persons whose reading extends beyond what are called the Classical Authors. The larger abridgment, in medium octavo, is designed, therefore, to illustrate fully the writers which are usually read in the Public Schools and Universities; and, accordingly, words and meanings of words, found only in Glossaries, Ecclesiastical Writers, and such Authors as AMMIAN, PETRONIUS, APPULEIUS, &c. have been omitted. The number of examples in each article is necessarily diminished; but enough has been left in every instance to elucidate the varivus modes of construction and the several shades of meaning through which each word has passed. Most of the proper names have been retained, and the etymology has been compared with various works on the subject, which have appeared, whether wholly or in part, within the last two years.
This larger ABRIDGMENT is now in the press, and is expected to be ready at Midsummer. The smaller ABRIDGMENT, for the use of Schoolboys and Junior Pupils, will be sent to press after the foregoing has been published.
The Revised Code.- The Grade Lesson-Book • Primer for the use of Infant Schools,' by E. T. Stevens, Associate of King's College, London, and CHARLES Hole, Head Master of Loughborough Collegiate School, Brixton, is nearly ready for publication. It is meant to be introductory to the Grade Lesson Books,' by the saine Authors, now complete in Six Parts or STANDARDS. This Primer is intended as an easy introduction to the art of Reading, the same systematic arrangement of the monosyllables being observed as that which characterises the First STANDARD of the Grade Lesson Books. The children, as in that book, are led, by the easiest gradations, from one difficulty to another; the selection of words being, however, confined to the easier and more familiar ones. The work will be published at a low price, but will be embellished with numerous attractive woodcuts.
A popular · Manual of the Geography of India,' designed for the use of Candidates for the India Civil Service Examinations, and as a general textbook of reference for persons engaged in the Indian service in general, civil or military, is in course of joint preparation by Professor Lott, B.A. formerly of King's College, London, late Head Master of Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy's Parsee Institution of Bombay ; and WILLIAM HUGHES, F.R.G.S. Professor of Geography in King's College, and in Queen's College, London. In this volume the Authors aim at presenting a complete but concise account of the Physical, Historical, Civil, and Political Geography of British India, both within and beyond the Ganges ; of the Islands of India, including the various members of the East Indian Archipelago, as well as those adjacent to the Indian mainland ; the Native Kingdoms, both independent and protected ; together with the Indian possessions of France and other European nations. The want of such a work has long been generally felt.
GLEIG's School SERIES. — In the press and will be ready early in March. in 18mo. illustrated with 125 Diagrams, price One Shilling, 'An Elementary • Treatise on Orthographic Projection and Isometrical • Drawing,' by W. S. Binns, M.C.P. Author of 'A • Course of Geometrical Drawing :' forming part of the School Series in course of publication, edited by the Rev. G. R. GLEIG, M.A. Chaplain-General to Her Majesty's Forces. In this elementary work, the cheapest on the subject yet offered to the public, will be found a great variety of practical examples in the two branches of Geometrical Drawing of which it treats, forming an easy and useful intro. duction to the Author's more advanced work. The Engineer will find in it the delineation of Screws, Toothed Wheels, Shafts, Drums, &c. The Builder will find the representation of Plans, Elevations, Sectional Plans, and Sectional Elevations of Buildings, and the Projection of Staircases, &c. The Bricklayer will find the Methods of delineating Brickwork, &c. Instruction will also be given in constructing different Scales, and in laying down Drawings to scale, the whole forming an easy and practical exposition of the subjects of which it treats.
A New Work on 'English History, for the use of Schools and Candidates for the Civil Service, • Army, and other Eraminations,' by W. M. LUPTON, Instructor of Candidates for the Civil Service, Army, and other Public Examinations, will be ready early in April. The object of this work is to provide in one small volume à substantial analysis of the essential elements of English History. It will contain much matter never before published in form of a school book. To the student preparing for the Civil Service, Army, University, Local, or other Examination, it is hoped that it will be found most useful, as it will contain answers to all the questions already proposed in English History by the various examining bodies.
A New Middle-Class Atlas,' prepared expressly for the use of Schools and Colleges, also of Pupils qualifying for the Oxford and Cambridge and other University Local Middle-Class Examinations, by Walter M‘LEOD, F.R.G.S. M.C.P. F.A.S.L. Head Master of the Model School and Master of Method in the Royal Military Asylum, Chelsea, -will be published in the course of March, complete in One Volame, 4to. price 5s. cloth. This Atlas will contain twentynine Maps drawn and engraved on steel by E.WELLER, F.R.G.S. and fully coloured, as follows :-1. The World ; 2. Europe ; 3. Physical Map of the British Isles ; 4. England and Wales; 5. Scotland ; 6. Ireland ; 7. Spain and Portugal ; 8. France ; 9. Holland and Belgium ; 10. Denmark ; 11. Prussia and West Germany ; 12. Switzerland ; 13. Italy; 14. The Austrian Empire ; 15. Turkey in Europe and Greece ; 16. Russia in Europe ; 17. Sweden and Norway; 18. Asia ; 19. Turkey in Asia, and part of Persia ; 20. Palestine ; 21. India or Hindostan
and the Malay Peninsula ; 22. Africa, part of Arabia, and Cape Colony; 23. North America ; 24. British Colonies in North America ; 25. United States ; 26. West Indies and Central America ; 27. South America and British Guiana ; 28. Australia ; 29. Australian Colonies.
Milton's Minor Poems for TRAINING COLLEGES and SCHOOLS. In the press, uniform with Book I. and Book II. of Milton's Paradise Lost, as prepared for School use by the sane Editor, Milton's Comus, L'Allegro, and 1 Penseroso, edited, with • Notes and a Critical Introduction, by the Rev. J. HUNTER, M.A.' The First and Second Books of Milton's Paradise Lost, with Notes, for the use of teachers and students, having been favourably received, it has been resolved to prepare on the same plan an annotated edition of the best of Milton's Minor Poems, since these also are often included among the subjects prescribed to candidates for public Examinations. The work will, it is hoped, be found to explain many difficulties of language, allusion, &c. occurring in these poems, and to promote a right appreciation of many beauties that might not be duly discerned in an ordinary perusal.
In the Comus, L'Allegro, and Il Penseroso, we have poetry of an older school - older both in language and sentiment - than the Paradise Lost. An interval of thirty years, devoted to state affairs and political controversy, had e'apsed between the production of the former poems and that of the great epic. To be acquainted, therefore, with the poetry of Milton's earlier days is to possess a necessary means of duly estimating his poetical character, as well as a treasury of thought productive of the highest enjoyment and utility to the literary mind.
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The History of our Lord, as exemplified in the subject, to complete the series of volumes
Works of Art: with that of His Types, St. already contributed by her to the literature of John the Baptist, and other persons of the
Christian Art. Of this work a part only had
been written before her death in the spring of Old and New Testament. Commenced by
1860. The time which has since passed, has been the late Mrs. JAMESON; continued and
devoted by Lady EASTLAKE to a special study of completed by Lady Eastlake. (Forming the subjects here treated. During that period the FOURTH SERIES of Sacred and Legendary she has enjoyed every possible advantage, at Art, and completing the work.) Pp. 892; home and abroad, that could facilitate her with 31 Etchings, and 281 Engravings on labours, except that of uninterrupted leisure : Wood. 2 vols. square crown 8vo. price 428.
and to this circumstance the delay in the appear-cloth.
[May 7, 1864. ance of the work is to be attributed. But while
those who are at all conversant with the extent, THE History of our Lord, as exemplified in interest, and comparative obscurity of this study,
must feel that the devotion of a life would only Jameson, as being the most important section of suffice to do it justice; these volumes, it is hoped,
may still serve to indicate the accumulated results of the piety and industry of ages, which have created a realm of Art almost kindred in amount to a kingdom of Nature.
On examining the papers left by Mrs. JAMESON, a programme was found, containing the titles and sequence of the different parts of the subject, with a portion of the manuscript, which, although
a completed state, was without the indication of a single illustration. For what was still unwritten, no materials were left; while her note books and journals threw no light on Mrs. JAMEson's intentions as regards the treatment of the large portion still unexecuted. In the programme, the ideal and devotional subjects (such as the Good Shepherd, the Lamb, the Second Person of the Trinity) were placed first, the History of Our Lord's Life on Earth next, and lastly, the Types from the Old Testament. But as the portion of the work written by Mrs. JAMESON furnishes reason for believing that she would have departed from this arrangement, it has been thought advisable to place the subjects chrono. logically. The work commences, therefore, with the Fall of Lucifer and the Creation of the World, followed by the Types and Prophets of the Old Testament. Next comes the History of the Innocents and of St. John the Baptist (written by Mrs. Jameson), followed by the Life and Passion of our Lord. After treating of the abstract and devotional subjects which grow out of these materials, the work terminates with the Last Judgment. Throughout, the portions written by Mrs. JAMESON have been separated from those supplied by Lady EASTLAKE, the former being marked by the insertion of her initials, A. J., at the top of every page, and at the beginning of any interpolated paragraph.
Of the ILLUSTRATIONS, gathered from the whole field of Christian Art, with which every section of the work is enriched , the following have now been engraved for the first time :
Wood Engravings. 1. Scutum Fidei, or Shield of Faith (from an Ancient
Ivory). 2. ABGARUS Portrait of Christ (Prince Consort's
Collection). 3. King ABGARUS receiving Miraculous Portrait (do). 4. VERONICA before Emperor (Biblioteca Ambro
giana, Milan) 5. Byzantine Head of Christ. 6. Anglo-Saxon Head of CHRIST. 7. Head of Christ (French Bible of 13th century). 8. Head of CHRIST (Biblia Regia, circa 1250). 9, Head of Christ (Belgian MS. Psalter, circa 1310). 10. Head of CHRIST (English MS. circa 1330). 11. LUCIFER in Rebellion (MS. Bible, 13th century). 12. Sol and Luna (Bible de Noailles, 10th century). 13. Diagram of Creation (Anglo-Saxon MS.).
14. First Day, Division of Light from Darkness (Mo
saics of St. Mark's, Venice). 15. Christ blessing the Seventh Day (do.). 16. The Living Soul (do.). 17. Christ giving Adam spade and keys (Bible
Historiée, 13th century). 18. The Lord accusing Adam and Eve (Bible de
Noailles). 19. Angel giving spade and spindle(MS. 12th century). 20. ADAM ( Statue on Milan Cathedral). 21. Cain and ABEL (Bible Historiée). 22. The LORD accusing CAIN (do.). 23. Adam and Eve lamenting over the dead body of
ABEL (Italian Speculum. 14th century). 24. Translation of Enoch (Bible Historiét). 25. JACOB wrestling (do.). 26. Jacob receiving JOSEPH's garment (Italian Spe
culum, 14th century). 27. Meeting of Jacob and JOSEPH (early Byzantine
Ivory). 28. Jacob blessing Joseph's Children (Bible His
toriée). 29. The finding of Moses (do.). 30. Sister watching Infant Moses (Bible, 13th century). 31. Moses and Burning Bush (MS. 12th century). 32. Israelites Striking the Doorposts (Bible Historiée). 33. Burial of Moses (Bible de Noailles). 34. Samson overcoming Lion (Italian Speculum, 14th
century). 35. Presentation of Infant SAMUEL (do.). 36. David with Harp (Greek MS. 9th century). 37. Triumph of David (Pesellino). 38. Nathan before DAVID (Italian Speculum, 14th
century). 39. David playing on the Bells (MS. 1310). 40. The Three Children in the Furnace (Italian Spe
culum, 14th century). 41. Innocents as Martyrs (Choral Book S. Ambrogio,
Milun, 15th century). 42. Massacre of the Innocents (Fra Angelico). 43. Innocent (Luca della Robbia). 44. Joseph's Dream (Italian Speculum, 14th century). 45. S. John the Baptist and Bishop (Bellini). 46. Infant Baptist on the lap of the Virgin MARY
(Brentano Miniature). 47. Baptism (MS. 13th century). 48. Miracle of Loaves and Fishes (MS. 1310). 49. Prodigal Son (Italian Speculum, 14th century). 50. Entry into Jerusalem (Taddeo Gaddi). 51. The Mocking of Christ (Miniaturé, 13th cen
tury). 52. The Mocking of Christ (Silver-gilt Plates, Cathe
dral, Air-la-Chapelle). 53. The Mocking of Christ (Ivory, 14th century). 54. Christ before PILATE (Ivory, 14th century). 55. The Flagellation (Silver-gilt Plates, Cathedral,
Air-la-Chapelle). 56. The Flagellation (Ivory, 14th century). 57. Ideal Ecce Homo (Moretto). 58. CHRisT carrying the Cross (Taddeo Gaddi). 59. Christ carrying the Cross (Bible Historiée). 60. The Virgin binding the cloth round CHRIST
61. CHRIST ascending the Cross (Early Italian Minia
ture). 62. Sun and Moon at Crucifixion (Ancient Ivory). 63. Legend of LONGINUS (Belgian MS. 1310). 64. Early Crucifixion, with Thieves (Monza). 65. Bad Thief (Antunello du Messina). 66. The Crucifixion, with Church and Synagogue
(Drawing, 16th century). 67. Adam at foot of Cross (English MS, 14th cen
tury). 68. Colloquy between SATAN and PRINCE of Hell
(MS. 14th century, Biblioteca Ambroyiana). 69. Christ at door of Hell (do.). 70. Jaws of Hell (Bible Historiée). 71. The Resurrection (Shrine of S. Albinus, Cologne). 72. Incredulity of THOMAS (Byzantine MS. 1200). 73. The Ascension (Early Ivory). 74. The Ascension (Ivory, 12th century). 75. Hohenlohe Siegmaringen Crucifix (front). 76. Hohenlohe Siegmaringen Crucifix back), 77. Enamel Crucifix (in possession of the Hon. R.
Curzon). 78. Agnus Dei (capital of column, S. Ambrogio,
Milan). 79. First and Second Person (Belgian MS.). 80. Christ in glory (Belgian MS). 81. Man of Sorrows (A. Dürer). 82. The Mass of St. GREGORY ( School of Memling). 83. Carist enthroned (L. Vivarini). 84. Infant CARIST (Luini). 85. Curist as Judge (French MS. 12th century).
Etchings. 1. Ivory Gospel Cover (6th century). 2. Ivory Diptych ( 14th century). 3. Creation of Angels and Fall of LUCIFER (French
Bible, 15th century). 4. Diagram of the Universe (English MS. 14th
century). 5. Darid Killing the Lion (Byzantine MS. 9th
century). 6. Nathan before DAVID ; David repentant (do.). 7. Innocents, with Patron Saints (D. Ghirlandojo). 8. The Agony in the Garden (I. Italian Speculum,
14th century; II. Rembrandt Etching : 2 sub
jects). 9. Christ after the Flagellation (Velasquez). 10. Tree of the Cross (English MS. 14th century). 11. The Resurrection, the Maries at the Sepulchre
(Early Ivory). 12. The Trinity (Memling).
of the persecution excited by Rector Cop's sermon, and carries it on until the eve of his journey to Italy. Within this period we witness the growth of the Reformer's character, his early missionary efforts in France, and the publication of his great work, The Institutes of the Christian Religion. At Angoulème, his first asylum, where the magnificent library of the Du TILLETS was placed at his disposal, he continued his theological studies, and began to try his wings in the field of controversy. He is described as exercising a particular charm over all who came near him, and his memory is still retained in the neighbourhood of the place where he preached his first sermon. He is next met with at Poitiers, where his evangelical opinions are adopted by the educated and highborn classes. Here his early antagonism to Popery shows itself in its most open form-almost to creating a schism in the infant church. This seat of learning was the centre of the first regular missionary campaign undertaken by the Reformers, Calvin having consecrated two of his followers for that special work. The particulars of their journeys present a curious picture or France in the middle of the sixteenth century. Another phase of French life is given in the chapters devoted to Queen MARGARET, and the representation of her drama of The Nativity before the Court at Pau.
Calvin now entirely separates from the Church of Rome, resigns his benefices, and proceeds to Paris, where he is brought into contact with the singular sect of the Libertines,' and with SERVETUS, whose opinions had compelled him to leave Germany. The first Calvin refutes in a controversial tract; the second, after challenging the Reformer to a discussion, fails to keep his appointment. Still following Calvin, we visit the Reformed Church at Strasburg, witness his interview with ERASMUS, and settle down with him at Berne, where he completes his Institutes, which he appears to have begun at Angoulème. A careful analysis of this work, and of his letter to the King of France in defence of the persecuted evangelicals, closes the first half of the volume. Separate chapters are devoted to the progress of the Evangelical Church in Paris, and to the cruel sufferings inflicted upon the Reformed, in consequence of a certain placard, as it was called, written by Farel and posted on every wall.
The latter half of the volume is occupied with the political and religious struggles of Geneva, where, though the field is small, the principles involved embrace the whole world.' FAREL OLIVETAN, and Froment are its heroes; and the towns and villages of Neuchâtel and Vaud, with the Waldensian valleys of Piedmont, as well as the City of the Leman, are by turns the scene of important struggles. The attempts made by
History of the Reformation in Europe in the
time of Calvin. By J. H. MERLE D'AUBIGNÉ, D.D. Author of the ‘History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century.' VOL. III. France, Switzerland, Geneva. 8vo. pp. 588, price 123. cloth. [May 27, 1864. N the third volume of this work, the Author
when he was compelled to leave Paris on account