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11. Short Sermons on Important Subjects. By Jonathan EDMONDSON, A. M. With
an Introduction by Rev. J. P. DURBIN, D.D., late President of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. First American from the fifth London Edition. 8vo., pp. 535. Phila.: Sorin & Ball. 1846.
The author of these sermons is a Wesleyan Methodist preacher, who has written several works of great worth, for their sound orthodoxy and excellent practical tendency. The present volume is made up of sermons suited to the use of families and private individuals. They have the great merit of conveying much useful instruction within a narrow compass. The sermons generally occupy scarcely three pages each, and may be read in a few minutes. The style is plain, perspicuous, forcible, and elegant. The work cannot fail to have an extensive circulation, and to do much good. The mechanical execution is highly creditable to the enterprising publishers.
12. The Attraction of the Cross; designed to illustrate the leading Truths, Obli
gations, and Hopes of Christianity. By GARDINER SPRING, D. D., Pastor of the Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New-York. 12mo., pp. 413. NewYork: M. W. Dodd. 1846.
We cannot be expected to agree with all there is in this book; yet the points in which we do most cordially coincide with the learned and pious author are so much more numerous and of so much greater importance, than those upon which we differ with him, that we shall institute no controversy with him. Dr. Spring is a moderate Calvinist—thoroughly evangelical, and eminently practical. The present work fully sustains his high character as a divine and as a scholar.
13. Morse's Cerographic Maps, Nos. 1 to 4. New-York: Harper & Brothers.
These very beautiful Maps, executed in colors, form the commencement of a series which, when completed, will constitute the most elegant, competent, and the cheapest atlas yet produced. Each number (price 25 cents) contains four maps, of the size of 15 by 12 inches; these Maps, embracing the whole field of ancient and modern, including sacred, geography, have been prepared with great labor and expense, and in many instances founded on new and important data. As a popular atlas for colleges, schools, and private use, we have seen no work possessing so many, and valuable, advantages; it is deserving of the widest patronage.
14. The Pilgrim's Progress; with a Life of John Bunyan. By Robert SOUTHEY,
LL. D. Illustrated with fifty cuts by Adams. New-York: Harper & Brothers. This is a new and very attractive edition of the world-renowned and matchless allegory of Bunyan: the embellishments are well designed, and engraved on wood by Adams; and, as far as we have examined, admirable illustrations of the text. The Memoir of the illustrious author, by Southey, although a very elegant and poetical, is far from being a true and faithful, portraiture of Bunyan. Dr. Southey's Life will, however, be perused by many with high satisfaction. This very neat and compact edition is so beautiful in its interior and exterior, that few works would be more suitable for a Christian present to the young.
15. Aids to English Composition; prepared for Students of all Grades, embracing
Specimens and Examples of School and College Exercises, and most of the high Departments of English Composition, both in Prose and Verse. By Ř. G. PAR
A new Edition, with Additions and Improvements. New-York: Harper & Brothers.
The previous edition of this very useful book gained for its author a decided reputation: the improvements introduced both as to materials and illustrations, as well as plan and arrangement, will be found greatly to increase its value. The scope of the work is wide, and comprehensive: it combines a vast amount of instructive matter, and cannot fail of proving very beneficial to those who, with or without the adjunct of a tutor, are pursuing the subject of which it treats : indeed, all who value and aim to acquire the 18e of elegant diction will find the work a desideratum.
16. Sermons by Rev. Hugh Blair, D. D. New-York: Harper & Brothers.
Every English reader knows well this distinguished writer on the Belles Lettres and Rhetoric. A volume of ethical and religious discourses from such a pen cannot fail of being generally acceptable. The present edition is handsomely produced by the Messrs. Harper in octavo, and on good paper, so that old as well as young eyes may enjoy the rich treat of perusing these admirable, and truly splendid productions. The topics comprise the whole range of moral and religious teaching: no better book, perhaps, could be placed in the library of the youthful or aged; it will prove equally instructive to both classes.
17. Journal of the Texian Expedition against Meir: including the subsequent
Imprisonment of the Author, his Sufferings, and ultimate Escape from the Castle of Perote : together with his Reflections on the political Prospects, and probable future Relations, of Texas, Mexico, and the United States. By General ThoMAS J. Green. New-York: Harper & Brothers.
This is a personal narrative of deep, absorbing interest, delineating the numerous perils, sufferings, and hazardous exploits of a small but heroic band of Texians in the cause of liberty. There are scenes of an intense and vivid description in this work, which are scarcely to be equaled by works of fiction. The cruel. ties and perfidious duplicity of Santa Anna are laid bare with no sparing hand; and the author has contributed, also, by his dark pictures, to add no small share of ignominy to his name, by his personal revelations. There is much local and statistical information obtainable from this work about a country little known.
18. Miscellaneous Essays. By John ABERCROMBIE. New-York: Harper & Brothers.
The well-earned reputation of this excellent writer in the department of moral philosophy cannot fail of insuring the attention of all thinking readers. The present volume is a posthumous collection of essays on theoretical and practical morals and religion. The doctor is orthodox and sound, and as to his style and mental strength, let his admired works on the “ Intellectual Powers," and the “Moral Feelings," bear testimony.
19. The Extent of the Atonement in its Relation to God and the Universe. By Tho
MAS W. JENKYN, D.D., President of Coward College, London. Second American from the third London Edition. 12mo., pp. 266. Boston: Gould, Kendall &
Lincoln. Sold by J. W. Colby, 122 Nassau-st., New-York. 1846. 20. The Union of the Holy Spirit and the Church in the Communion of the World.
By Thomas W. JENKYN, D. D., &c. 12mo., pp. 304. Sold as above. 1846.
These books are learned, evangelical, and full of instruction—the first is moderately Calvinistic. 21. Critical Exposition of Baptism; embracing the Mosaic Baptisms, Jewish Tra
ditionary Baptisms, John's Baptism, and Christian Baptism: clearly establishing the Scriptural Authority of Affusion and Sprinkling, and of Infant Baptism. By LEICESTER A. SAWYER, A. M., President of Central College, Ohio. Cincin
nati: H. W. Derby & Co. New-York: Appletons. 22. Elements of Moral Philosophy, on the Basis of the Ten Commandments; con
taining a Complete System of Moral Duties. By LEICESTER A. SAWYER, A. M.,
&c. 12mo., pp. 335. New-York: Mark Newman. 1845. 23. Catechism of Christian Morals; and also of Christian Doctrines: together
with Devotional Exercises and Hymns : adapted to the Use of Families and Sabbath Schools. By LEICESTER A. SAWYER, A. M., &c. 18mo., pp. 72. New. York: Payne & Burgess, 60 John-street.
The author entertains some peculiar views of the nature of virtue, which we have not space even to state.