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SHORTER NOTICES OF BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS.

JANUARY.-Purchas' Book of Feasts-Mr. I. Williams' Sermons for Sundays and Festivals -Landmarks of History-Comper's Lectures on the Church-Short Sermons for the Lord's Supper Companion to Confession, &c.— Readings for Sundays and Holy Days Church Hymnal-Autobiography of a Fivepound Note- Magazine for the Young Merriman's Passages in Missionary LifeHistory of France-Work: Plenty to do, and how to do it-Bp. Colenso's Village Sermons -Sermons for the Christian Seasons-Stories and Catechisings on the Collects-Commentary on S. Matthew-South African Church Magazine Poems by Arnold, Debenham, Payn, and Peel-Doctrine de l'Eglise Anglicane-Boone's Sermons-Murray's Railway Reading-Robertson's History of the Christian Church-Cowie's Hulsean LecturesHints on Clerical Reading-Conversations on the Choral Service-Carter on Church Penitentiaries-Greek Concordance to the Holy Bible Tract on Cholera-Rosaries - Bible Society Blackader's English Bible - Sir Elfric-Statement and Correspondence between the Lord Primate of Ireland and Rev. G. Williams-Decease of Dr. Mill.

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APRIL.-Mason and Bernard's Hebrew Grammar Appeal of the Jansenist Bishops

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Landon's Ecclesiastical Dictionary Commentary on the Gospels-G. Gorham's Prize Essay-Mayow to Soldiers, &c.-Questions on the Collects-Elizabethan Prayer Books, &c.- Preces Privatæ-Life of Chalmers-Pye's Short Ecclesiastical HistoryCourbon on Mental Prayer-Wix on the Marriage Service-Taylor's Life of ChristTractarianism no Novelty-Neale on Confession-Essay on the Plurality of WorldsFlowers from the Garden of the ChurchTupper's Ballads - Gasparin's Schools of Doubt, &c.-Birth of the War God-Notes at Paris Sensibility of separate Souls Woodgate's Old Testament Sermons Sermons on the War-Milman's History of Latin Christianity-Church's Essays-Weiss' History of the French Protestant RefugeesMoberly's Law of the Love of God-Robins on Claims of the Roman Church-Wilberforce on the Eucharist-Jackson's Village Sermons-Manual of Prayers for Communicants-Morning Thoughts-White on Symbolism Liddell's Reply-Ingle's LetterWhitaker's Educational Register-Journal of Philology-Gorrie's Botanical Illustrations of Scripture-Sermons by Harston, Browne, Lowe, Wilkins, Proctor, Jones, Hamilton, Molyneux, Gresley, Bp. of Oxford, H. Goodwin, Randolph, Lomas, Gutch, &c.

ERRATA.-No. LXXXIV.

P. 261, 1. 36, for 'many' read 'nay.'

Ρ. 264, 1. 20 and 25, for ' παρηκολουθηκοτες read ' παρηκολουθηκότες.
P. 268, 1. 19, for 'præsribetur' read præscribetur.'

P. 272, 1. ult. for '(A.D. 736)' read '(A.D. 376).'

P. 275, last line but two, dele about A.D. 400.'

P. 291, 1. 1, for 'Lastly' read2. Again.' L. ult. for 'kai' read 'Koi.'

P. 296, 1. 14, for 'repeatedly' read in two places,'

P. 302, 1. 22, for

is improbable' read is not improbable.'

P. 303, 1. 38, read quite naturally, speaking of,' &c. P. 306, 1. 19, for read' were.'

Collection' read Collections;' or for 'make' read 'makes.' L. 21, for are'

R. CLAY, PRINTER, BREAD STREET HILL.

THE

CHRISTIAN

REMEMBRANCER.

A

Quarterly Review.

VOL. XXVIII.

JULY-DECEMBER.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY J. & C. MOZLEY,

6, PATERNOSTER ROW;

AND D. APPLETON & CO. 200, BROADWAY, NEW YORK.

THE

CHRISTIAN REMEMBRANCER.

JULY, 1854.

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Concionalia. By the Rev. H. THOMPSON, M.A.,
Vicar of Chard. London: Masters.

No long time ago, in examining a village church in one of the midland counties, the attention of a casual visitor was attracted by a paper in the Rector's pew, which somewhat resembled a placard. On investigation it was found to be a sermon, headed, On the Vanity and Uncertainty of Human Life, and labelled, 'in case of an accident.' If, by chance, the worthy Incumbent should happen to forget the discourse he intended to deliver, here was a safe reserve. Human life was sure always to be uncertain; moralists would always call it vain; the sermon, therefore, could never come mal-à-propos, and there it lay, bearing amusing witness to the character and value of-we will take the liberty of coining a word-English Homiliology.

Of all stiff, unreal, stilted demonstrations of religion, probably the sermons of the last century were the most remarkable specimens; and, if perhaps nowhere to be found in their original pasteboard and brocade character, they are still formidable enough in the compositions of the school which denominates itself orthodox and moderate, and which is termed by others. high-and-dry. The sermons which came from the pulpits of Potter and Lavington, of Cornwallis and North, were like the hoops and toques of the routs and of Ranelagh; an outrageous caricature of formality, that must have disgusted any century except the seventeenth. When Blair was held up by Johnson

a man in so many respects before his age-as the model of pulpit eloquence, when the dictum of the great doctor was, that his sermons were more golden than gold, what must have been the depth of the degradation to which church oratory had sunk! Wherever we turn it is the same thing. At the beginning of the century, Addison, a man of deep religious feeling, commends Sir Roger's plan for the instruction of the Worcestershire pea'At the chaplain's first settling with me, I made him a

sants.

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