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of legislation and morality. It, there- It is not unlikely that to many read-
fore, here can be only considered as a ers the most interesting part of the
succinct statement of Fourier's Theory, volume will be the preliminary essay
and as such it may be justly said to by the editor (occupying upwards of
be well and clearly written. Free 200 pp.) on the general and special
from mysticism, and, as a narrative, credibility of the miracles alleged to
remarkably full and distinct, it is have occurred since the apostolic
exceedingly interesting, and without times. The writer treats the subject
attempting to decide on the truth or with great ingenuity, and with much
falsehood, or rather practicability or ease and grace of style. The Trac-
impracticability of the system itself, tarian controversy is evidently not
it may be said to be a very important destined to die away into a whisper.
work. That some new principle must We foresee a very pretty burst of po-
be applied to regulate human society, lemics about to arise out of the essay.
seems to be acknowledged by all but It is a smooth and courteous cartel,
the most bigoted or ignorant ; and it that will rouse the blood, and cause
behoves every one who is interested a rattling and furbishing up of old
in this the greatest of all worldly theological armour, in many a quiet
questions, to make themselves ac-

parsonage of England.
quainted with all theories that have
benevolence and reason for their foun-

The Practical Works of the Rev. Job dation. The translation is faithful,

Orton, now first collected, consisting and Mr. Wood has done a consider

of Discourses, Sacramental Medita. able service by giving it to the Eng

tions, and Letters, with copious In

dexes, to which is prefixed a Memoir lish public, and the more for the low

of the Author. In 2 vols. 8vo. pp. ness of the price.

1272. London : Tegg, 1842.

This is one of the most important Religious Subjects, &c.

of Mr. Tegg's many re-publicaThe Ecclesiastical History of M. l'Abbé

tions. Fleury, from the second Ecumenical

The name of Job Orton Council to the end of the Fourth Cen.

stands high in nonconformist divitury. Translated with Notes, and an

nity; not, indeed, for genius or eloEssay on the Miracles of the period. quence, but for piety, good sense, 8vo. pp. 400. Parker : Oxford. Ri. and practical information. On the vingtons : London.

whole, he closely resembled DodThis is a new translation of the 18th, dridge in his leading characteristics, 19th and 20th books of Fleury's Ec- and an interesting parallel might clesiastical History, edited by the Rev. easily be drawn between these illusJ. H. Newman of “Tract” celebrity. trious worthies. In fact, Orton may The motives alleged for presenting it

be considered as Doddridge's special to English readers appear reasonable disciple, and to him we are indebted enough. Mosheim's elaborate work for the publication of the three last is sapless and a dust; it is the car- volumes of Doddridge's Family Excase of a history; there is no soul in positor of the New Testament, and it. Other writers on the subject have for an Original Exposition of the Old various merits, but likewise each his Testament on the same plan, saving special defects. The Abbé Fleury's that the chronological harmony is history is not faultless, but it has neglected by Orton. This defect some peculiar excellences, and may might now be easily remedied by the be valuable as a supplement; and, in republication of Orton's admirable fact, as a corrective to the works of paraphrase of the Old Testament, Mosheim, Milner, Gibbon, Neander, arranged on the system of TownsMilman and Dollinger. His narrative end's arrangement, with occasional is clear and minute, and his Roman corrections of the text. A desideraCatholic views are not obtrusively put tum which we hope Mr. 'Tegg will forward : besides they were tempered speedily supply, as Orton's Old in no small degree by the fact of his Testament would then become as being of the Gallican church, the na- popular as Doddridge's New Testatural position of which with regard ment. The two thick octavo volumes, to Rome, was that of opposition. now published, consist almost ention is a point requiring the utmost The Works of William Jay; collected care, and to it Mr. Pritchard has most

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tirely of sound illustrative discourses The Biblical Cabinet ; or Hermeneutica!, on various texts of Scripture, and Exegetical and Philological Library. letters to eminent dissenting minis- Vol. 40 ; 12mo. pp. 440 ; containing ters and students.

Calvin and Store on the Episties of Sermons preached at Ordinations. By

Paul to the Philippians and Colossians, the Rev. Henry Raikes, Chancellor

Edinburgh : Clark. London : Hamil. of the Diocese of Chester. 8vo. pp. 216. Hatchard.

The Biblical Cabinet, which has now Mr. Raikes is a learned and estima

reached the fortieth volume, is a noble ble author, as this book evinces. It

national work, and one of the most contains eleven sermons of great creditable monuments of the learning soundness and utility, and well

of our times. It has been the means adapted to benefit the rising clergy of bringing under the notice of the of our time. The titles of these

British, incheap and popular volumes, as follows:-1. The

the ablest theological literature which ministry not to be despised. 2. The the Continent has produced. The ministry an embassy from God.

present volume will do no dishonour 3. The knowledge needed in the

to its predecessors. ministry. 4. The motive needed in the ministry. 5. The holiness needed in the ministry. 6. The tenderness

Scientific. needed in the ministry.

7. The

English Patents ; being a Register of meekness needed in the ministry.

all those granted for laventions in the 8. The work of the ministry. 9. The Arts, Manufactures, Chemistry, Agriconduct nceded in of the ministry. 10. culture, &c., in the Year 1841; with The earnestness needed in the minis

a copious Index ; to which is appended try. 11. Prayer the resource of the an Account of “The Registration of Church.

Designs New Act," for Articles of Damascus ; or Conversion in relation

Manufacture. By Andrew Pritchard, to the Grace of God and the Agency

M.R.I. &c. 12mo. pp. 92. London: of Man: an Essay. By D. E. Ford.

Whittaker and Co. 12mo. pp. 124. Simpkin.

This indefatigable author, some time This is a short evangelical essay on since, published “A List of all the the doctrine of conversion. It ap- Patents granted during the present pears to have no particular merit or Century," and the present work is defect beyond those common to such intended to be continued annually to publications. It is a pleasing sign, keep it up. Of the value of this kind however, well worthy the notice of a of list to inventors, it is impossible literary critic, that such pious, edify- to speak too highly. The accurate ing little works continue to be pub- statement of the nature of the invenlished in such abundance.

and revised by Himself. Vol. 4, con- particularly and successfully given his taining Morning and Evening Exer. attention. It would seem that the cises. 8vo. pp. 684, London : Bart. amazing number of 441 patents have lett.

been granted in one year; a fact, The Rev. W. Jay was so highly es- rendering an indisputable proof of teemed in the religious world as a the necessity for such a work as that minister and an author, that he needs now issued. no praise from us. He was one of It contains also a very copious the burning and shining lights of the index and some appendixes, giving Church for a long series of years, - the forms of letters patent, and an as Sydney Smith would praise one abstract of the Act passed last August, of the chief religious lions of his time. “To secure to Proprietors of Designs The present publication of his works on Articles of Manufacture the sole is remarkably neat and inexpensive. Right of making and selling the same." Owing to an unusual press of matter we are compelled to postpone several

Critical Notices.


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