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Farel and Froment to preach the gospel in Geneva with regard (1) to the principle of dogma, (2) to fail through the violence of its antagonists ; but definite riligious teaching based upon dogma, and the seed sown by Froment sprang up in due time. (3) to the Church of Rome; and it then relates the At first it was trampled down in civil contest; and process by which the movement tended to raise up the death of one of the clerical chiefs, by leading a system of theology on the Anglican idea and based to the recal of the bishop, seems to threaten the upon Anglican authorities, in opposition to the extinction of the liberty and religion of the city. basis of Roman teaching, and thus to establish the Froment's singular open-air sermon, the history Via Media as the ground to be assumed by memof OLIVETAN's translation of the Bible, Farel's bers of the Church of England. With a relation visit to the Waldenses, and BELLEGARDE's mission of the events which attended and immediately to Charles V., all find their due place. Many followed the publication of Tract 90, Part IV. original documents, which the Author has dis- is brought to an end. The Fifth Part recounts covered during the course of his investigations, the steps by which the Author was driven to see throw a fresh light or add new facts to the portion that the controversy lay between the book theo. of history contained in the present volume. logy of Anglicanism on the one side and what he

considered the living system of Roman corruption Apologia Pro Vita Sua; being a Reply to a on the other; while it exhibits further the dilemma

Pamphlet intitled What then does Dr. in which the persistent effort to maintain this Newman mean?' By John Henry NEWMAN,

distinction involved him. But while the course D.D. 8vo. in SEVEN PARTS.

of his reading brought out in his judgment the

startling similarity between the position of the I. Mr. Kingsley's Method of Disputation, 18. English Church and that of the Monophysites and II. True Mode of Meeting Mr. Kingsley, 1s. Arians,—while the position of the Roman Church PART III. History of my Religious Opinions, 18. appeared to him unchanged, whether in ancient or Parts IV. and V. History of my Religious

modern controversy,—the establishment of the Opinions (continued), 2s, each.

Jerusalem Bishopric concurred to confirm Part VI. History of my Religious Opinions

doubts, which had already acquired no little (concluded), 2s.60.

strength, in the vitality of the Church of England

as an actual branch of the Church Catholic. This Part VII. Answer in detail to Mr. Kingsley's

event, with some remarks on which the FIFTA Accusations.

[On June 2.

Part closes, brought the Author to the beginTHIS work is an answer to a charge brought by

ning of the end. the obligation of Roman Catholics to speak the truth, and that in a sermon preached about twenty

The Dolomite Mountains : Excursions through years ago at Oxford he had affirmed that truth- Tyrol, Carinthia, Carniola, and Friu i in fulness was not in itself a Christian virtue. To a 1861, 1862, and 1863. By J. Gilbert and charge so serious the Author felt that he could G. C. CHURCHILL, F.G.S. Pp. 596, with a make a sufficient reply only by furnishing the Travelling Map of the District, a Sketch true key to the meaning of his life; in the present Map geologically coloured, 6 Plates in narrative, therefore, his wish has been not to expound doctrine but simply to explain himself, his

chromolithography, and 26 Engravings on opinions, and actions, and to state facts precisely

Wood. Square crown 8vo. price 21s. cloth. as they occurred, whether they are ultimately to

[May 28, 1364. be determined for him or against him. Thus the THE South Eastern Alps,

comprising the Vene

, to the real scope of the work, which is designed to have bitherto almost entirely escaped the notice trace the history of the Author's religious life from of tourists. Yet the Carnic and Julian Alps his earliest years.

were frequently spoken of by Sir Humphry In the THIRD Part the Author has attempted Davy as possessing scenery unsurpassed in to estimate the influence which those with whom Europe; and the Italian Tyrol has long been he came into contact at Oxford severally ex- known to science as offering, in the Dolomite ercised upon him,-especially Dr. Whately, Dr. Mountains, landscape features unique in character Hawkins, Mr. Bland WHITE, Mr. KEBLE, Mr. with geological phenomena of the highest inHURRELL FROUDE. In this part the narrative terest. is brought down to 1833, when the movement The present volume is the result of five difknown as the Tractarian may be said to have been ferent tours among these Alps. In the first two fairly begun. The Fourth Part states the exact chapters the Authors describe their earliest position assumed by the Author in this movement, glimpses of Dolomite scenery, obtained when, in


1856, they and their party had crossed over the Noric Alps from Gastein, in Salzburg, to the remote and little known province of Carinthia, and as they afterwards skirted the principal Dolomitic region (more than 3,000 square miles in extent) as far as Botzen in South Tyrol.

In the third chapter, Mr. CHURCHILT, tells the story of a solitary excursion in 1860, and places before the reader many curious particulars legendary, historical, and geological-respecting the Schlern district (the ancient route to the Brenner, and interesting to the lovers of Mediæval Romance as having been once the abode of Oswald the Minnesinger), the Seisser Alp, with its rim of Dolomites, and Val Fassa, with its extinct Vol

Mr. GILBERT then in several chapters gives the narrative of a journey in 1861, when the again united party traversed on foot the Dolomite Valleys from the Brenner road to that of the Ampezzo; and afterwards visited in succession the Gail Thal in Carinthia, the Valley of the Isonzo in Görz, that of the upper Save in Carniola, and the extraordinary ‘Caldron' of the Steiner Alp in Styria. In this journey the principal points of interest were—the wonderful scenery of the Dolomite country itself; the traces of the great Roman road from Aquileia over the Carnic Alps; the remarkable habitat of the Wulfenia, a plant, so far as known, confined to a single mountain in the lower Gail Thal; Wurzen and its charming neighbourhood, the favourite resort of Sir Humphry Davy in the upper Save; and the Caldron, one of the most singular valleys in Europe.

The account of the tour in 1862 is opened by a chapter derived from the letters of Mrs. Churchill, describing the visits of herself and husband to the Lavant Thal in Eastern Carinthia, to portions of the Karavanken Alps, to Klagenfurt the capital of the province, &c. and including a narrative of the adventures of Professor Vulpius, a German botanist in search of the Wulfenia upon its native mountain.

Four more chapters detail the wanderings of the party, when again assembled, through Friuli

, south of the Carnic Chain, to the wild rock scenery of Auronzo, and thence through Cadore, the country of Titian, and some portions before omitted of the Dolomite district; concluding with an excursion to Primiero, a town eight hours from any road, in the heart of the mountains of South Tyrol, and originally founded by fugitives from the invasion of ATTILA.

The seventeenth chapter is devoted to a supplementary journey, in 1863, to several out-of-theway spots in Carinthia and Tyrol, among which were Friesach, where Richard Cæur de Lion was

arrested on his return from Palestine; St. Veit.' the ancient historical centre of the former province the roadless and unvisited Lessach Thal; and the magnificent Valley of Sexten in Eastern Tyrol.

The concluding (geological) chapter, by Mr. CHURCHILL, gives a physical description of the Dolomite region, in which he delineates the Relief, enumerates the periods of geologic change in its western portion, and puts the reader in possession of some of the theories respecting the formation of Dolomite, elucidating especially that of Baron RICHTHOFEN, which declares the chief of these mountains to have been originally coral reefs.

The ILLUSTRATIONS, thirty-two in number, are all engraved from original drawings inade during the several tours, and are as follows:

Full-page Plates in Chromo-lithography. 1. The Langkofel and Plattkogel, from the Seisser

Alp. 2. Monte Civita, with the Lake and Village of

Alleghe. 3. Cirque of the Croda Malcora, near Cortina. 4. Castello Pietra, Primiero. 5. General View of the Rosengarten Gebirge, from

the Sasso di Damm, Val Fassa. 6. Sasso di Pelmo, from Monte Zucco.

Wood Engravings in the Tect. 1. Heraldic Dolomite, from the Arms of a Carin

thian Nobleman, 2. Dolomite Mountains, near Lienz. 3. The Schlern and Ratzes Bath House. 4. Sasso di Pelmo, from Santa Lucia, near Caprile. 5. The Langkofel and Plattkogel, from Campitello. 6. Cortina, the Croda Malcora, and Antelao in the

background. 7. The Kollinkofel, Valentiner Thal, Carnic Alps, 8. Barn in Styria. 9. The Mangert, and Sir Humphry Davy's Lake,

Julian Alps. -10. Shrine, near Lengenfeld, Save Thal. 11. Lake of Veldes, Bishop of Brixen's Schloss. 12. Dragon at Klagenfurt. 13. Val Auronzo, the Drei Zinnen in the distance. 14. Titian's Birth-place, Pieve di Cadore. 15. Titian's Tower, Pieve di Cadore. 16. Monte Antelao, Ampezzo Road. 17. Sella Plateau, from Santa Maria, Gröden Thal. 18. Agordo. 19. Castello, near Buchenstein. 20. Marmolata, from the Sasso di Damm. 21. Count Welsperg's Jagd Schloss, Primicro. 22. View in the Sexten Thal, Puster Thal. 23. The Drei Schuster, Sexten Thal. 24. Stone Chair of the Zollfeld. 25. Monte Cristallo, and the Düren See, ncar

Landro. 26. Monte Civita, from Caprile.

The Alpine Journal ; a Record of Mountain expulsion of King Otho. He also exposes the Adventure and Scientific Observation. By

causes which retard the moral and material Members of the Alpine Club. Edited by prosperity of the country.

The Author's visit to the Lebanon and H. B. GEORGE, M.A. Fellow of New Col

Damascus took place at a time which enabled lege, Oxford. No. VI. No. VI. 8vo. pp. 64, with

him to judge of the state of feeling which immeFrontispiece representing the Col de la Tour

diately followed the massacre of the Christians. Noire, and a Woodcut, price 1s. 6d. sewed. The ILLUSTRATIONS comprise a view of the To be continued Quarterly. [June 1, 1864. King's Palace and Constitution Place at Athens, THE Contents of the Sixth Number are as

after a photograph taken from the Acropolis; THE follows:

and five subjects, by a Russian artist, illustrative A Rough Survey of the Chain of Mont Blanc.

of Russian national life, viz. an Artel' or workBy A. ADAMS-Reilly.

shop on the communistic principle, a .Kabak' The Col de la Tour Noire. By H. B. GEORGE,

or dram-shop, the interior of a 'Kabak' or dramM.A.

shop, a Street-scene in Cronstadt and a Fair of Narrative of the Fatal Accident on the Haut

the Ukrain, with a group of Moscow merchants. de-Cry, Canton Valais. By Philip C. Gosset.

The Grandes Rousses of Dauphiné. By Wm. What I saw in Syria, Palestine, and Greece : Matthews, Jun. M.A.

a Narrative from the Pulpit. By S. SMITH, The Range of the Meije, Dauphiné. By the

M.A., Vicar of Lois Weedon, and Rural Rev. T. G. BONNEY, M.A. F.G.S.

Dean ; Author of “The Revelation, with a Notes and Queries.

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284; with 2 Maps. Post 8vo. price 6s. 6d. Eastern Europe and Western Asia : Political


[May 28, 1864. and Social Sketches on Russia, Greece, and Syria in 1861, 1862, and 1863. By HENRY ON bis return to England in 1863, the Author

found that his parishioners wished generally Arthur Tilley, Author of 'Japan, the to learn the details of his sojourn in the East; be Amoor, and the Pacific.' Pp. 386; with determined, therefore, to meet their wishes by 6 Lithographic Illustrations. Post 8vo. giving them the substance of his journal in a price 108. 6. cloth. [March 14, 1864. series of short narratives from the pulpit of his

parish church. These narratives are published IN , a in the present volume in the hope that they may journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow and

enable the reader to realise more sensibly the thence across the steppes of Southern Russia to

scenes and characters of the Bible. Sebastopol, and of voyages from Taganrog to Odessa and Sinyrna, and finally, in a Russian frigate, to the coasts of Greece and Syria, the

Instances of the Power of God as manifested Author has endeavoured, after sketching the

in His Animal Creation : a Lecture delivered rapid growth of Russian power, to give an accu- before the Young Men's Christian Associarate description of the present state of Russian tion. Nov. 17, 1863. By R. OWEN, D.C.L. society, and of the progress of reforming and F.R.S. Superintendent of the Natural History revolutionary ideas, especially during the reign of the present Emperor. He has given special

Departments, British Museum. Crown 8vo. attention to the late emancipation of the Russian

pp. 80, price 1s. sewed. [May 31, 1864. seris, and the probable effects of the measure on HIS discourse, introductory to the series of all ranks of the Russian people In a chapter on lectures to the Young Men's Christian the Polish insurrection, the real character of the Association for 1863-4, was delivered, and struggle between Poles and Russians is traced to printed, at the request of the Committee of the the ancient rivalry between the two nations, which Association in November, 1863. The aim of the dates from a remote epoch long anterior to the Lecturer was to exemplify the operations of a rise of the Russian empire.

fore-ordaining Mind in the construction of animal In the chapters on the affairs of Greece both bodies, and to adduce instances of misappreheabefore and during the late Revolution, of which sions of scriptural texts which had been and only some account is given, the Author has dwelt on could be rectified by the light of science. the change in the behaviour of the people after It was generally and is still commonly believed, the rejection of the Greek crown for Prince that serpents exemplify a transmutation of Alfred on the part of the British Government, species ; but by miracle, as having been penally as furnishing the key to their history since the degraded on account of the part played in the


temptation of Eve. The Lecturer deemed this view to be one on which he could throw light by his knowledge of Comparative Anatomy and Palæontology. Referring to the analogous forms of animals in other classes, as, e.g., the worms, centipedes, eel-tribes, &c., he shows how admirably the reptilian organisation is analogously modified to endow serpents with the power they possess of subsisting on higher animals, and adduces instances of fossil serpents of the same organisation in geological strata of vastly greater antiquity than the oldest in which evidences of man have been detected.

The Lecturer believed that the aim he had in view would be strikingly shown by contrasting the date of creation, as calculated canonically, with the demonstration which Geology and Palæontology have yielded of the vast periods of time during which our planet has revolved under the influences favourable to the life of plants and animals.

The Lecturer briefly adduces the proofs, based on adequate observation, that death was natural to all living individuals from their first introduction upon the earth, and that commonly by violence; in the case of animals it was through the exercise of the destructive weapons with which the carnivorous species were endowed; and he shows that such conditions of life and death prevailed during long ages antecedent to the existence of man.

Reminding his audience that Scripture teaches all that is essential to the right life here and the life to come, and that the eternal truths are made plain to the humblest intellect, he warns them that it is the human element mingling or meddling with the Divine which science exposes, and that it is to misinterpretations on which are based • schemes of doctrine,' and the like dogmatic systems, that the discoveries of the Power of God are adverse. He concludes by adjuring all young Christian men to search the Scriptures with a mind as free as possible from the sectarian formularies through which they may have been originally introduced to a knowledge of the Bible, and above all to square their actions by Christian ethics, for · He that doeth of the will shall know of the doctrine whether it be of God.'

Some time after the first issue of this ‘Discourse,' as delivered at Exeter Hall, November 17, 1863, the Committee of the Young Men's Christian Association decided to omit it, with two other lectures of the series, from the usual annual volume. Numerous demands for the lecture, after the exhaustion of that edition, have determined the Lecturer to publish it as originally written, including some passages which were omitted, for want of time, at the delivery. He has appended replies to two kinds of objections which the first issue called forth.

Essays on the Administrations of Great Britain

from 1783 to 1830, contributed to the 'Edinburgh Review. By the Right Hon. Sir GEORGE CORNEWALL LEWIS, Bart. Edited by the Right Hon. Sir EDMUND HEAD, Bart., K.C.B. Pp. 524; with a Portrait from a Photograph, engraved by F. Holl. 8vo.

price 158. cloth. [March 17, 1864. DURING Sir George Lewis's lifetime a wish

was often expressed that the Essays now brought together in this volume might be published in a collective form. No one but the Author could have done this as he would have wished it to be done : the Editor has simply endeavoured to place them before the reader in the best shape which they can now assume without his revision and superintendence. The articles, which do not profess to give a continuous narrative, or to contain a complete history of the period to which they relate, are, in fact, a comimentary on the ministerial history of England, and require to be read with a certain previous knowledge of the general outline of that history.

In the Review, for want of space, passages were omitted, and notes and references were curtailed. Where the original proofs exist (which is not the case with all the articles), these passages and notes have been restored. On the other hand, the text of the Review, where it differs from that of the proof, bas, as a general rule, been considered as embodying the Author's last corrections and expressing his final opinions.

No history can be more valuable than that which supplies us with the key to the present action of our Government, and which explains the moral working of the laws and polity under which we live. To understand the nature of the English Constitution, and appreciate its results, the student must have traced its origin and watched its growth. This progressive character of the English Constitution--which is, in fact, its excellence, and which accounts for its length of life-is peculiarly illustrated by the history of the times covered by these Essays. They are the work of a writer who has won a deserved and lasting reputation as being not only singularly acute and industrious, but singularly impartial and fair.

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and CHARLOTTE, daughter of the Right Honour- one years, during which the Author was honoured able GEORGE GRENVILLE (the Minister), who was with the intimate friendship of Mr. WILBERFORCE. the son of the Countess TEMPLE. Miss WYNN Although the illustration of the private and social was consequently the niece of the first Duke of virtues of that eminent Statesman and Philan. BUCKINGHAM, of Lord GRENVILLE, and of the thropist is the main object of the volume, its Right Honourable Thomas GRENVILLE, and the pages are largely interspersed with recollections sister of the Right Honourable CHARLES WYNN, of his public life, and with anecdotes of many of and Sir Henry Wynn (long Minister at Copen. the distinguished men of his time with whom he hagen). She lived a great deal at Stowe and Drop- was intimate or familiar. It further gives some more in her youth; and, through her connexions idea of him as he was seen in the retirement of the and acquaintance, enjoyed ample opportunities country, among friends whom he daily delighted for taking notes of remarkable people and events. by his wisdom and wit, by the charm of his

“How many of us,' observes the Editor in his colloquial powers, and by the attractive influence Prefatory Notice, have regretted that we did of his religious and benevolent affections. Nunot make a note at the time of wbat we heard merous familiar letters of Mr. WILBERFORCE add fall from persons who had been prominent variety to the contents of this work, which closes actors on the political or literary stage, or who with some brief reminiscences of Mrs. HANNAH had even been behind the scenes when a memo- MORE and of the Rev. R. C. WHALLEY. • rable performance was arranged or in progress. • How unlucky, have we thought, that we did not

The Life of Arthur Duke of Wellington. By copy the striking passage in the now forgotten • book, or the curious letter which we might G. R. GLEIG, M.A. F.R.G.S. &c. Chaplain• easily have borrowed for the purpose ; or, that

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[March 28, 1864. 'industry, and taste? Such were the questions that suggested themselves to me when I had IN this, the People's, Edition of the Life of the 'gone over these diaries with the view of deciding Duke of Wellington, two objects have been ' whether a book, calculated to reflect credit on steadily kept in view, first, to paint the Duke 'the collector, could be compiled from them.' exactly as he was, and next to meet the wishes of

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experience of war in the Netherlands. Chapters 3 and 4 give a sketch of his career in India.

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