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“The circumstance of his paying the fare being mentioned, coupled with his attempting to fly from the presence of the Almighty, leads to the supposition that his voyage was one of more than ordinary length, and for which the amount paid for the fare would be considerable: whilst the very idea of fleeing from the presence of the Almighty, would suggest to his mind the necessity of seeking the most distant asylum :-Britain, in the furthest known west, beyond the bounds of knowledge to any nation except the Phenicians, and for ages afterwards regarded as beyond the borders of the earth. (“divisos orbe Britannos.'-Horace.) This unknown spot appears to have been considered by Jonah as the one most secure from the penetrating search of the Almighty."--(pp. 264, 265.)

So, in Isaiah, lxvi. 19, Tarshish is associated with Pul and Lud;* with Tubal and Javan, and “the isles afar off, that have not heard

my fame, neither have seen my glory.” Clearly, this language. cannot apply to any of the coasts of the Mediterranean in the neighbourhood of Palestine.

The value of this point, if established, arises from the distinct prediction, “Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their “gold with them, unto the name of the Lord thy God, and to the

Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.”—(Isa. xl. 9.)

The author remarks, with evident truth and force, that on the coasts of Tarshish in the Mediterranean, there are now no ships, nor any maritime power, which could be thus described, as foremost in aiding the return of the children of Israel. The suitableness of Great Britain for such a service is too obvious to need remark.

The remaining portions of the volume do not call for particular remark. We are compelled to differ from the author in his interpretation of Ezekiel xxxiii and xxxix. Applying scripture to the elucidation of scripture, we cannot avoid the conclusion, from Revelation xx. 7–8, that the great rebellion and irruption of Gog and Magog is to follow the Millenium. Hence all modes of accommodating it to the existing race of the Muscovites or Tartars appear to us to be mere waste of time.

We close, then, on the whole, on very good terms with our author. We thank him for the patient research which he has devoted to this great topic; and congratulate him on a considerable measure of success. His conclusions, in the main, have our concurrence; and we pray that our country may be found to be — unworthy as she is,—that honoured instrument in God's hand, which his hypothesis assumes her to be.

The statue of a fabulous king Lud, stood, only one century ago, on the old Lud-gate, in the city of London.

SERMONS. By the Rev. T. Tunstall Smith, M.A., Curate of

St. Luke's, Chelsea. London: Hatchards. 1841.

We recommend this little volume of Sermons with more than ordinary earnestness. Mr. Smith is what would be called a very high Churchman; but his high Churchmanship is of the old English school, untinctured by any Tractarian colouring, and uncorrupted by the doctrinal leaven of the new system of Oxford divinity.

We do not pledge ourselves to an exact agreement with all his views; but such agreement is hardly to be expected in the case of a writer, who has not shrunk from grappling with the difficulties of Scripture, and who is constantly, but reverently enquiring into the deep things of the kingdom of God. On every doctrinal point Mr. Smith is perfectly sound, and his views of Church government do not appear to violate Christian charity, nor to exclude Dissenters, necessarily and on the ground of their dissent, from true fellowship with Christ and with the Saints.

The distinctive features of Mr. Smith's Sermons are their learning, the extent of spiritual knowledge which they display, and their practical character. We never remember to have met with so many traces of deep reading in so small a volume. The writer seems not merely to have wandered over the wide field of standard English Divinity, but to have examined it with the minutest attention, to have culled all its flowers, and to have appropriated all its fruits.

Every subject of which he treats is fairly grappled with, after a due examination of other authors, which has enabled him at once to appreciate difficulties and to solve them. Mr. Smith's Sermons are deep sermons. They are full of spiritual knowledge, and will consequently be appreciated by the Christian reader in proportion to his attainments in religion and the maturity of his taste for the ripeness of divine truth. Finally : It is impossible to rise from the perusal of these Sermons without feeling the demand made upon us for practical holiness, as the end and object of our being. This we consider their highest praise. The message of the Gospel, like a well-formed instrument, should be harmoniously adjusted; there should not be a single string wanting, nor a single note deficient. But still the last sound that lingers on the ear should ever be one of practical demand upon the heart, “Be ye holy, for I am holy.”

After saying so much in praise of Mr. Smith’s Sermons, we may be excused for finding fault with the arrangement of some of his sentences. The inverted style may be effective from the pulpit, but it is unfitted for the closet. The grammatical order is the order of the English language. The preacher may occasionally depart from it, for the sake of increased effect; but the writer must not allow himself this license, for the obvious reason that he addresses an individual, not a multitude; the reason, not the passions, and that the reader is unprepared, by any previous excitement for that which is in itself forced and unnatural, although, perhaps, under certain circumstances, it may be expressive.

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CHRONICLE,

Jan. 1842.

APPOINTMENTS.

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JAN. 23.--The Rev. Dr. GILBERT, President of Brasenose College, Oxford, to the Bishopric of CHICHESTER, in the room of Dr. SHUTTLEWORTH, deceused.

Popu-
Incumbent.

Place.

Value. lation Patron.

inl831. Alexander, Rev. D. Bickleigh, R., Devon. £420 323

Sir W. P. Carew. Allen, Rev. Edward Barton St. David, P.C., 38 410 Preb. of Barton.

Somersetshire Alford, Rev. R.

St. Matthew's, P.C.,

Rugby, Warw. Ashworth, Rev. Philip Sid- Peterstow, R. Hereford 290 261 Govs. Guy's Hos. Auriol, Rev. Edward, M.A. St. Dunstan's in the 490

3443 Rev. C. Simeon's West, R., London

Trustees. Barnes, Rev. R. W. Dunchidevek, R.,

Sir L. V. Palk,

121
W. Shillingford, R.,

89 Bart.
Devonshire
Bates, Rev. John Ellison, Christ Ch., Litherland,
M.A.

Lancashire
Bayne, Rev. S. V., M.A. St.John's, P.C., Brough-

Rev. J. Clowes ton, Lancashire

and others. Bentinck, Rev. W. H. E. Rural Dean for North

Holderness Beechey, Rev. S. U.

St. Peter's P. C., Ac- 158 6283 Vic. of Whelley.

crington, Lancashire Berkley, Rev. J. R. Cotheridge, P.c., Warw.

276 Rev. R. Berkley. Bonwell, Rev. James Holy Trin., P.C., Pres- 126

Trustees & Vicar ton, Lancashire

alternately. Boyd, Rev. Archibald Christ Ch. Cheltenham

Trustees. Brock, Rev. Octavius Dengy, R., Essex

754 249 W.R. Stephenson Browne, Rev, Harold St. Sidwell, P.C., Exeter 252 6602 Vic. of Heavitree. Buxton, Rev. John Henry Britford, v., Wilts 281 838 D. & C. of Sarum Cann, Rev, Ponsford, B.Ă. Virginstow, R., Devon 103 136 Ld. Chancellor. Carlyon, Rev. Philip

St. James, P.C.,
Exeter

Vic. of Heavitree. Chapman, Rev. John Milton, v. & R., Camb. 95

390

377

King's College,

Cambridge. Chichester, Rev. Robert Chittlehampton, Devon 413 1897 Lord Rolle.

Henry, B.A.
Clayton, Rev. John, M.A. Weston on Avon, V., 84 108 Earland Countess
Warwickshire

of Amherst. Corbett, Rev. Stewart,M.A. Ordsall, Notts

424 809 Lord Wbarncliffe Cotton, Rev. G.

Surrogate of Lichfield
Courtnay, Rev. C. L.
Broadclist, v.

Sir T. D. Acland

Bart. Cox, Rev. Alfred, M.A. Askerswell, Dorset 160 228 Rev. J. Cox,D.D. Davies, Rev. Nath., B.A. Prebend of St. Nicholas 16

Penffoes, St. David's Dodsworth, Rev. G. Chaplaincy of Windsor

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APPOINTMENTS-continued.

Popu-
Incunibents.

Place.

Value.

lation Patron.

inl831. Drury, Rev. Charles, M.A. Prebend of Warham 62

D. & C. of Herein Hereford Cath.

ford. Edwards, Rev. J.

Holy Trinity, South- 107 2855

port, P.C., Lancash. Fawkes, Rev. John B., Chaplains of Christ Ch.

B.A., and the Rev. Philip Oxford

C. Kidd, B.A.
Field, Rev. Edward Burch, Episcopal Church, Dun-
LL.B.

fermline Forester, Hon. and Rev. Brosely, R., Salop

432 4299 Lord Forester. Orlando W. Weld, M.A.

111 Foster, Rev. W.

Loughilly Garfit, Rev. Edward, B.A. Saxilby, R.

167 719 Bishop of Lincoln Gibbs, Rev. Michael, M.A. Ch. Ch., V., Newgate- 537 2622 D. & C. of Weststreet, London

minster and St. Bartholomew's

Hospital. Godfrey, Rev. William Bredicott, R., Worces. 120 52 D.&C.of Worces. Green, Rev. T. S.

Chaplaincy of Ashby

de-la-Zouch Union Gregson, Rev. J. Upton Overchurch, P.C. 52

191 W.Webster, Esq. Cheshire Grimston, Hon. and Rev. Colne-Wake, R., Essex 458 442 Earl of Verulam.

E. H.
Harris, Rev. James, M.A. All Saints,P.c.,Stepney

Brazn. Coll. Oxf. Haskins, Rev. E. H. Ass. Min. of St. Mary's

Chapel, Reading Hemming, Rev.Sam. Brace- Caldecote, R., Warwick 149 106 D.Hemming, Esq.

bridge Hepworth, Rev. Wm., B.A. Finningham, R., Suffolk 350

497 Right Hon. J. A.

Frere. Hewitt, Rev. Augustus

Min. of St. James's,

Isle of Wight Hodges, Rev. Richd., M.A. Little Barrington, v., 100 162 Lord Chancellor.

Gloucestershire Howes, Rev. Henry

Barton St. Andrew, R.,

163

Lord Chancellor. Norfolk Hutchinson, Rev.Cyril Geo. Batsford, R,, Gloucest. 370 107 Chr. Ch.Coll. Ox.

M.A. James, Rev. E., B.A. Llangurig, v. Montg. 175 1847 Bishop of Bangor Langton, Rev. Augustus Kempston, V., Norfolk 167 59 Earl of Leicester.

Wenman Lister, Rev. Joseph Martin, Muckton, R.. Lincolns. 108 118 W.B.Lister, Esq.

B.A. Lloyd, Rev. George, B.A. Willesley, P.C., Derbys. 62 63 Sir Chas. Abney

Hastings, Bt. Lodge, Rev. Barton Chap. at Buenos Ayres Marinden, Rev. Sam. M.A. Pencelwood, R., Som. 140 361 E. of Ilchester &

Sir H.H.Hoare Mayne, Rev. James Hanslope, with Castle- 90 | 1623 Formerly Corpothorpe, v.&R., Bucks

ration of Linc. Melville, Rev. Edm. M.A. Prebend of Mathrey St. 26

David's Moore, Rey. Robert, B.A. Wetheringsett-with- 604 1001 A. Steward, Esq.

Brockford, Suffolk Nelson, Rev. John

Peterstam, R., Heref. 290 261 Govs.Guy's Hosp. Nicholson, Rev. C. Ch., P.C., Accring

Vicar of Whelley ton, Lancashire Nosworthy, Rev. S. Buckland Furleigh, R. 218 317 Bp. of Exeter.

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