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edition, Mr. Bustard has given a judicious (Bridgewater, London,) is a curious comabridgment, retaining the essence and bination of prose and verse, a thing made energy of the larger work, and adapting it up of “shreds and patches." It appears to the spiritual condition and wants of those to have been compiled under the into whom it is presented. It is a valuable fluence of feverish zeal, and so strenuous book in any form, but in no one is it has the author been, in giving “a word of more likely to be useful than in this, which advice to those who expect to be saved is abridged by John Bustard.
by their own works,” that he has inadver3. The Churchyard Lyrist, consisting tently opened the door to antinomianism. of Five Hundred Original Inscriptions to To such as embrace this dreadful senticommemorate the Dead, &c., by G. Mog- ment, this will be a precious morsel. ridge, (Houlston, London,) provides not a 7. Lessons in Latin Literature, in coffin and a grave for its readers, but numer Prose and Verse ; selected from the most ous inscriptions, from which every one celebrated Latin Authors, by J. Rowmay make a selection, either for himself or botham, (Wilson, London,) the student friends. In this collection, the author has will find both entertaining and instructive. carefully avoided every thing quaint, hu- The different translations given, can hardly morous, and witty. Many of his epitaphs fail to communicate much useful knoware rich and nervous in expression, and ledge, and, by the examples set before him, each inscription is adapted to the solemn the pupil will be enabled to perceive the office it is intended to perform. The variety operation and ramification of rules, which is great, and, if any are erroneously ap- he may easily turn to great advantage on plied, the fault must be attributed to the other occasions. selector, and not to the author. The last 8. The Plague and Fire of London thirty pages contain passages from scripture, described by an Eye-witness, by the Rev. which may at once “ teach the rustic John Scott, M. A., (Seeley, London,) dismoralist to die," and furnish a suitable play desolation in, perhaps, the most awful inscription for his tombstone.
forms that it can assume; and, at the pre4. Angel Visits, and other Poems, by sent time, when a pestilence, though less James Riddall Wood, (Wightman, Lon- destructive, rages, it excites an interest of don,) range not beyond the sacred writings. which none can be insensible. Of these In the Angel Visits therein recorded, the awful visitations in 1665 and 1666, the author finds ample materials for his vo accounts in this pamphlet are dreadfully lume, especially as the excursions of his vivid, such as none but an eye-witness muse are extended to the historical events could describe. It is a picture of conconnected with the celestial phenomena. summated horror. The versification is highly respectable, and 9. A Father's Recollection of Three the sentiments will not shrink from the Pious Young Ladies, his Sermons at their most rigorous scrutiny. Of the author we Funeral, and a Poem to their Memory, &c., know nothing but through his book, which by a Clergyman, (Longman, London,) we is alike creditable to his mental powers, think no one can peruse without sympaand to his poetical talents.
thizing with the bereaved parent, and per5. The Voice of Humanity, &c., for ceiving how very much the language of promoting Rational Humanity towards reality exceeds that of fiction. In almost the Animal Creation, Vol. II., (Nisbett, every part of this interesting volume, faLondon,) we have had occasion several miliar tenderness strikes the eye, and the times to notice with approbation, and this meltings of the father's heart are every volume confirms the favourable opinion we where apparent. Of the young ladies, the have uniformly entertained and unequivo- picture presents a pensive yet pleasing cally expressed. The facts adduced in this aspect. We mourn over their early devolume, as well as in the preceding one, parture, and yet rejoice to find that they evince the necessity of some measure being were prepared to meet their God. On adopted to prevent the wanton cruelties the subject of “ guardian angels,” the that are daily practised. The society aims author's views are, perhaps, rather sanguine at some legislative enactment, and we hope than extravagant. It is a question intheir efforts will prove successful; but, if volved in much obscurity, and one on otherwise, their simple exposure of bar which a diversity of opinions has been barities cannot be without some beneficial entertained. Taken in the aggregate, this effect.
book is full of lively interest, alike credit6. The Wedding Garment the Righ- able to the author and the young ladies teousness of the Only Lord and Saviour over whose sepulchres he heaves his sighs. Jesus Christ, &c., by Joseph Herbert, 10. Early Discipline Illustrated ; or 20. SERIES, NO. 22.- VOL. II.
the Infant System Progressing and Suc 15. Spiritual Perfection unfolded und cossful, by Samuel Wilderspin, (Westley enforced, by William Bates, D. D. A. D., and Davis, London,) is a book, at once 1699, (Religious Tract Society, London,) curious, instructive, and interesting. It resembles a piece of sterling gold, that has begins with the commencement of infant been handed down from the seventeenth schools, traces their progress and extent, century. It will bear the crucible and the and enters with some minuteness into the fire, without yielding much alloy. shifts and contrivances of the author to 16. A Harmony and Exposition of our gain the attention of the children, and Lord's last Prophecy, 8c., by John Fannin, mould them into that state of discipline, A. B., (Fanpin and Co., Grafton Street, which, in these institutions, they now ex Dublin), is a pamphlet displaying both hibit, to the great astonishment of all who talent and ingenuity, on a subject that is not visit them, In what light soever infant without its difficulties. We cannot, howschools may be surveyed by the proud and ever, avoid thinking, that many of the thoughtless, they cannot fail to operate author's remarks are more fanciful than powerfully on the lower orders of society. convincing; and are better adapted to acIt is a lever that will move future genera commodate his views, than to furnish a tions, and connect the name of Mr. Wilder- clear elucidation of the passages which are spin with all its moral influence.
quoted. We must, however, admit, that 11. Maxims and Morals for every Day the distinction which he makes between in the Year, &c. by C. W., (Baldwin, the application of the prophecy by Matthew London,) finds its resources in the book of and Mark, to the overthrow of Jerusalem, God, and in the writings of men who have and that of St. Luke to the final catastrophe drunk deeply from that sacred fountain. of the world, is worthy of the most serious The passages are short, 'sententious, and attention, fraught with valuable materials, that may 17. Reflections and Admonitory Hints of both easily and profitably be committed to the Principal of a Seminary, on retiring memory
from the Duties of his Station, (Simpkin, 12. The Child's Own Book on the Soul, London,) come before us with many interby T. H. Gallaudet, (Seeley, London,) is nal testimonials of recommendation. The an 'attempt to render the sublime and in- author admits, without any deduction, all teresting truths of philosophy and religion the advantages of literary and scientific comprehensible to the mind of a child. acquirements; but these he confines to Dialogue is the method which the author their proper sphere of operation. Neither has adopted, and in his effort he has been science nor literature will bring its pupils eminently successful.
to a spiritual acquaintance either with 13. Scripture Portions for the Afflicted, themselves or God. This he strongly urges especially the Sick, (Religious Tract So- by convincing arguments, as essential to ciety, London,) have been selected from human salvation. the sacred source by many authors, whose 18. Combination; a Tale founded on names and observations are here presented Facis, by Charlotte Elizabeth, (Hamilton, to the reader. This neat little volume fur- London,) is admirably calculated to illusnishes balm to the wounded mind; and a trate this important truth, that “ Evil comdue attention to its contents can hardly fail munications corrupt good manners.” The to ease the throbbings of many an aching “combination” among the workmen of a heart.
manufactory, on a trifling reduction of 14. The System ; a Tale of the West wages, is followed by the fair authoress Indies, by Charlotte Elizabeth, 2d Edition, though its various ramifications, with much (Westley and Davis, London,) passed under simplicity and address. The incidents at
on its first appearance, and tending the progress of discontent are such commanded our approbation. To expose as every one acquainted with the occasion, the iniquity of the slave system, is the bur- might expect to happen. The tale is conden of its pages. The picture is of the ducted with considerable ability; and in its most appalling kind ; exhibiting every out results, we find the actors augmenting the rage that human nature seems able either to evils they foolishly intended to remedy. inflict or endure. Sir William Belmont is 19. Ån Historical Account of the Plague, the negroes' champion ; and by his strong and other Pestilential Distempers which and overwhelming arguments, he puts to have appeared in Europe, more especially flight the heroes, and their reasonings, that in England, from the earliest Period; appear in favour of the slave system. It is with an Account of the Cholera Morbus, a well written book deserving to be cir- &c., (Burdekin, London,) furnishes a meculated until slavery is no more.
lancholy statement of the dreadful scourges
to which Europe, and England in particu- 14. The British Preacher, under the lar, have been exposed in various periods Sanction of the Ministers whose Dis. of history. The accounts are short, but courses appear in its Pages, Vol. III., distinct. Dates, places, diseases, and the (Westley, London,) is a work pretty genernumber of victims, are always mentioned; ally known among the Dissenters; and held with such, occasional remarks as circum- in due esteem by them, and many others stances seemed to require. The cholera of different denominations. The authors morbus is also traced from its appearance are of good repute as men of talent and in India, through its progress almost round high ministerial respectability. In this the world. It is a chronology of disease ; volume are preserved many valuable dispresenting to the reader, in every feature, courses, which, in all probability, would an aspect of horror.
never otherwise have been known beyond 20. The Voice of Humanity, No. IX., the congregations to whom they were ad(Nisbet, London,) besides various other dressed. articles connected with this humane insti- 25. The Book of Butterflies, Sphinres, tution, gives in detail many specific in- and Moths, with Ninety-six coloured Enstances of cruelty to animals, that are gravings, by Capt. T. Brown, in 2 Vols., painfully interesting. Strangers to the in- Vol
. I., (Whittaker, London,) belongs to humanities practised in London would the series of “ Constable's Miscellany,” and scarcely believe, that cats are actually skin- furnishes an entertaining and instructive ned alive! but the readers of this work detail in this branch of natural history. The will soon be convinced of this detestable specimens are nicely touched, and appear fact.
as fair representatives of nature's produc. 21. Christian Amusement, being a Col- tions. The history of each species is short, lection of Two hundred Questions, with a but sufficiently ample for the information of Key &c., by a Country Curate, (Simpkin general readers. and Co., London,) is a composition that 26. History, Description, and Survey may be rendered useful as well as enter- of London, Westminster, and Southwark, taining; but at the same time, its contents Parts I, II, III., to be continued Monthly, are liable to abuse. It imposes on sacred (Wilson, London,) is a work of fair prosubjects an enigmatical character, which, mise; containing much curious antique though puzzling and pleasing to juvenile matter, connected with these celebraied ingenuity, is too apt to diminish the awful places. The parts before us throw many solemnity with which they should always rays of light on names, customs, privileges, be invested.
and traditions which were involved in ob22. The Life of Andrew Marvell, the scurity. To the antiquarian they will prove celebrated Patriot, by John Dove, (Simp- highly gratifying; and as the work adkin and Co., London,) is a pleasing por- vances, the field will become more ample, traiture of a marvellous man; who, in a and yield a rich historical harvest to every corrupted age, defied, and triumphed over reader. political contamination. He lived in the 27. The Gospel worthy of all Acceptaturbulent days of Cromwell, and the licen- tion, &c., by the Rev. Andrew Fuller, tious reign of Charles II., and has trans- (Religious Tract Society, London,) coinmitted to posterity a bright example of un- cides in character with the numerous works impeached integrity. Brilliant wit, keen published by this institution. Mr. Fuller's and cutting sarcasm, were among his more name, and the character of the society, formidable weapons; and these were al- will give to this work strong recommendaways directed against the vices with which tion. he was surrounded. In this volume, Mr. 28. Memoir of Mary Lothrop of BosDove has placed him in an amiable light, ton, America, (Religious Tract Society, and displayed a commendable share of London,) gives a pleasing exemplification biographical talent in delineating the cha- of experimental and practical piety in early racter of his hero.
life. The memorialized died when about 23. Counsels to the Young, by John seven years of age ; leaving an encouraging Morison, D.D., (Westley and Davis, Lon- testimony, and a bright example, to every don,) are piously conceived, and ably exe- youthful survivor. cuted. Seriousness of appeal, purity of 29. The Entomological Magazine, motive, and simplicity of language, are No. I., (Westley, London,) has but just conspicuous in every chapter. It is a little made its appearance, it is therefore too book calculated for great usefulness, and is early to analyze its character. It enters an worthy the attention of every youthful extensive field, and we look forward to a reader.
20. An Address to the Dissenters of There is nothing but the principle of England on the Subject of Tithes, by a entire abstinence that can be efficient in Dissenter, (Wightman, London,) inveighs, promoting temperance : with regard to aras might naturally be supposed, in strong dent spirits, I would say to all, “ Touch terms, against both tithes and establish- not, taste not, handle not.” The situation ments. The author, perceiving nothing but I hold affords me an opportunity of witevil in either, wishes for their abolition, for- nessing the dire effects of drunkenness to a getting that Utopian schemes sometimes greater extent than you can imagine. I appear on paper, with delusive advantages. intended to make known some facts which
2. Report of the Stranger's Friend have come to my knowledge, hoping Society for 1831, (London,) belongs to, thereby to benefit the public, by stopping perhaps, the brightest and most extensive the progress of some unfortunate men, who domestic charity that England can boast. have fallen into the snare of intoxication. Without any regard to creed, colour, or I relate the following as a specimen. country, a fellow-creature in distress is an It was on St. Andrew's day I was at object of its bounty. During the past year York, Upper Canada : the streets were 8,597 cases, chiefly families were visited dirty, and the atmosphere thick and bazy. and relieved The money distributed, At the corner of a narrow lane I saw three amounted to £2619. 10s. 2d. It is sup- men standing : just opposite to them, I ported by voluntary contribution.
met our friend B.-They attracted our
attention by their loud talking: one was a DRUNKENNESS AND REFORMATION. Welshman, one Irish, and the other Scotch (An affecting Tale; from the Christian Guardian, in they were just such fellows as Shakspeare a Letter to a Friend.)
describes as the soldiers of Sir John Falstaff. My very Dear Friend,
While we stood, a poor ragged YorkshireI shall be most happy if I can contribute man came up, whom they instantly surto your satisfaction, by informing you of rounded; the Welshman made an attempt the causes which have induced me to join to speak to him, but the Scotchman put the Temperance Society. You know I was his open hand before his mouth, saying, always an enemy to drunkenness, but I Haud your tongue, you blubberin Welsh fuil, was for a long time of opinion, that it was I'll persuade him mysel ; then seizing the not necessary to join the society in order to Yorkshireman by the coat, said, “ Willie, become, or to keep ourselves temperate. you'll may be gang wi' us, we're intennin to I had a strong objection to entire absti- haea mutchkin of Furintosh, it's St. Andrew's nence: I was persuaded that resolution was day, an a' wi' want is the siller. I saw ye quite sufficient to effect the great object of just noo get hauf a dollar for cutting the temperance, and that occasionally we might Doctor's wood.” “ Aye,” says the redinnocently, and even with comfort and ad- vested Yorkshireman, “ that's true anif, but vantage, take a little ardent spirits; and I I've bean eam sin then, and ma wife an considered it foolish and weak to surrender bairns ha'e had nowt to yeat to-day, and I'm my discretion, and bind myself by a boun to tak em a loaf, an' sum butter, an' public pledge, when I could as well restrain a bit o' ta, this ist first money I've haddled inyself without it. I have lived forty-three for aboon a week. Noa, noa, lad, ye peryears, and been in all sorts of company, suaded me yesterday to sell my wife's cloak but I never was drunk except three times; ot Lady geed her, and made me therefore, as regards myself, I need not spend every bit ot money, soa. I shall tak have joined the society; I have no con- some bread and butter eam."
" Barra firmed habits to overcome, nor is it likely mennin,” says the Welshman, intending to I shall ever contract any.
follow up his speech with some persuasive, But I am now fully assured, that it is but the eager Scotchman cried “Haud your the duty of every well-wisher of the commu- tong', you fuil you, he canna unnerstan ye, nity to lend his name, and use įhis in- -ye'll just hae plenty, Willie, to buy your fluence, and exhibit his example, to put bread and pay for a mutchkin ower. down a practice that threatens to involve in " Sure an you will,” says Pat, “ I'm a bit distress and ruin two-thirds of our popu. of a scholar nyself, and can count money lation. I have read a great deal, and as well as ere a one of you, barrin I han't thought much upon the subject, and am got any the day. But, Bill, you said it vid convinced of the necessity and propriety your own pretty mouth fornenst the hull of of joining the society. Such combinations us, that ye've have half a dollar; cum, lets can effect much more than individuals, by just go into Tim Donoly’s here, he's the boy collecting, and spreading information, and will give us a drap chape, he says he gits it influencing the mind of the public.
hullsale, and, by the powers, he never in
tends to pay for it, and d- a bit he pays It's only a drop more whiskey you want, for licence either, but that's between our- you've had none the day. All the blues selves, ye see; an if he can't sel chape, who will fly after the third glass, — I've tried it.”
poor fellow yielded, went back, and The Yorkshireman seemed bewildered ; soon forgot his wife and children, spent all the Scotchman and the Welshman laid hold his money, and stifled his convictions for that of him, and began to pull him along. Pat time. He even sang Dick Bumpkin, and leading them, and palavering as he went, Pat slapped him on the back, and with a “Och, Bill, an' you'll sing for us Dick grin, which he meant to pass for a laugh, Bumpkin, and I'll sing you Father Dominic cried out at the top of his voice, “ Did'nt I and the Cuckoo Clock."
tell you the best way to drive away the blues ? Tim Donoly's door opened, and they all here's your health and song, old boy," went in. “Tim," says Pat, “ bring us the and he emptied the old cup, and began 10 full quart and the old ta cup,” which were sing :soon in Pat’s hand. “ Here, Bill,” says he, “ let us be dacent, its your own trate, and ye
“And whiskey we'll have howsoe'er the world goes,
Caring nothing for ating, or labour, or cloathes; shall drink first." The poor fellow evi- Our friends may remonstrate, our conscience updently felt some upbraiding of conscience,
But still we will follow this free jovial trade. for his hand trembled and his lips quivered ; When we're sober, we're foolish ; when half drunk, he looked at the old cup and the whiskey for
But when dead drunk, we're happy; now, arn't we some time, and at length set it down hastily,
Bill, lad." -sprang to the door-went out, and shut it after him. Pat followed, and as he opened
Pat then struck the Yorkshireman on the the door, Tim shouted out “ Ye'll pay for it, shoulder a violent blow, and the crazy old so you will, whether ye drink it or not; chair on which he sat broke down, and he and better whiskey ye'll not find in York !” fell.
-“ Come, come, what do ye mane, man?" It is but rason, says Pat, that we should “ Why," say the Yorkshire man, “ I made go home vid you, seeing you'r ready for bed. a resolution, and promised my wife to-day, They then picked him up, and staggered that I would drink no more for six months." home with him, reared him against the out. “ Faith, an a good resolution it was,” says side, then thundered at the door, and left Pat, “and well you kept it,-come back an
him. trate yourself for being so determined, you
His wife was aware of the state he would deserve an extra glass for it,-it's only the be in from his long absence, and she bid the blues* you've got, I've been so myself, when children hide themselves until she got him I spent the last shilling of my wife's fortune, into bed. He had always been fond of his that is the price of the potato patch, and
children until he gave himself up to next week saw her die of a broken heart drunkenness, but latterly, when he had come leaving me little Mary-Ann, that Mrs. home only half drunk, he had snarled and
has taken, and George that cleans beaten them, cursed, swore, and abused his shoes now at
Sure now, an I felt wife. She opened the door, and he fell the blues at her wake, an if it had not a half in and half out; she pulled him in, and been for my friends Tim Farrel and closed the door.- Now, my dear Sir, I Anthony Hinchey, and the drop of good would willingly spare you the sight, and the whiskey they brought, and the women put- pain that the recital will cause you, but I ting nutmeg and sugar in it, and many a
wish to persuade you to lend your name glass of comfort a that sort they gaʼme that and influence to the Temperance Society; so night, they'd a been waking vid me the vouchsafe me your serious attention. next night, and so they would; come now,
In this small room are six immortal and Tim Donoly 'll tell you the same. beings. The drunkard who lies senseless
on the floor, four children, one three months * By the blues is meant those upbraidings of con- old lies on a few rags near the fire, three science which a drunkard feels when his reason
others came out of their retreat behind an begins to return, and shows him the enormity of his guilt, and the terrible consequences of his conduct. old box, and after ascertaining that their These honest convictions might and are intended unnatural father had brought no bread, they by him who sends them to produce reformation, but the drunkard considers it essential to his existence return to gnaw a few half-roasted potatoes. to drown them, and therefore flies to strong drink The next and most prominent object in the again.
picture is the mother. She stood fixed as a “ What hero like the man who stands himself, Who dares to meet his naked heart alone;
statue, looking down upon the author of her Who hears intrepid the full charge it brings,
misery; with one hand she held her tattered Resolved to silence future murmurs there : garments, which had received an additional The coward flies, and flying is undone."
rent while in the act of lifting him into the