per deserves a patronage he is little likely to are made so apparent, that this long-received receive for such books as his busy press is yet much-questioned doctrine has in this litproducing. This Commentary of Dr. Elicot tle volume a strong re-affirmation which is on Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon, both timely and convincing. Objections are is his last, and he obviously regards it as his fairly considered and ably answered. What best. Mr. Draper has republished all that are regarded by many as “the hard points" has been published in England. As strictly a are manfully met. We do not know of a critical, grammatical commentator Dr. Elli- book so valuable to put into the hands of cot has no peer. For a fuller notice of his those who have any doubts as to the certainty works, see April No. of Quarterly, under and duration of future punishment as this. Book Notices.

It is a fitting time to call the attenJoseph M. Wilson, of Philadelphia, tion of our "little" as well as our “big folk ” has a large unliquidated claim upon the to the character and work of the Pilgrimsi Presbyterians of North America. His Als during their first year in New England. Our manac for 1864,' like its predecessors, comes readers will value, when they have read, Dr. freighted with invaluable statistics; with very Gale's able contribution to the memory of extensive and quite complete biographies, those noble men. Every Sabbath School embellished with a large number of fine library ought to have this book; so every steel engravings of the living and the dead, family. together with other matter of deep interest,

The following are from the Ameriand of permanent value to the Presbyterian can Tract Society, Boston: brotherhood. We scarcely know which most While “Memorial "volumes are numerto admire, the skill or the patience, the gen- ous they will not overstock the market erosity or the perseverance, of the editor and so long as they come freighted with such proprietor of this indispensable annual. pp. testimonials as that which Adjutant Bacon 400. Price $2.50.

contains. A noble and beautiful character, Let young ladies travel if they will bring beautifully drawn out, and given to the pub- to our little folks such pleasant stories as lic by Chaplain Trumbull,2 is before us. Of Miss Anderson has told them in the “Scenes the many Christian heroes which the late war in the Sandwich Islands and California." 3 has developed, we will not say has made, Parents, as well as children, will be profited none is better deserving such a commemora- by reading these interesting memoranda. tion than that of Major Henry Ward Camp. Religion is the “Sunshine of the soul.” This admirable volume deserves, as it will This is admirably illustrated by Mrs. Prosser. secure, a wide circulation. The publishers Ministers and Christians alike are interesthave done well in giving it so attractive a ed and edified by every book that takes them form.

to the cross. We can scarcely more than Our readers will find both interest name the issues which our own Tract Society and profit in carefully perusing the “Verdict has recently given to the public, which are of Reason"3 on the momentous subject of preëminently christological. “The Waiting future punishment. It is an enlarged and Saviour"; is in the author's best style. So greatly improved edition of the same work some time since issued. The teachings of inspiration and their entire reasonableness

1 The Pilgrims' First Year in New England. By Rev. Nahum Gale. Written for the Massachu.

setts Sabbath School Society, and approved by 1 The Presbyterian Historical Almanac, and the Committee of Publication. Boston: MassaAnnual Remembrancer of the Church, for 1864. chusetts Sabbath School Society, No. 13 Cornhill. By Joseph M. Wilson. Volume 6. Philadel 16mo. pp. 336. phia: Joseph M. Wilson, No. 111 South Tenth Memorial of William Kirkland Bacon, late Street, below Chestnut Street. 1864.

Adjutant of the 26th Regiment of New York State 2 A Record of College, Field, and Prison. The Volunteers. By his Father. Boston: The Ameri. Knightly Soldier. A Biography of Major Henry can Tract Society, 26 Cornhill; 13 Bible House, Ward Camp, Tenth Connecticut Vols. By Chap- New York. 32mo. pp. 139. lain H. Clay Trumbull. Boston: Nichols & Noyes. s Scenes in the Sandwich Islands and California. New York: Oliver 8. Felt. 1865. pp. 331. By Mary E. Anderson. 24mo. pp. 238.

3 The Verdict of Reason, upon the question of • Sunshine, or the Cures for all Ills. By Mrs. the Future of those who die Impenitent. By Prosser. 16mo. pp. 300. Henry M. Dexter. Boston: Nichols & Noyes. 5 The Waiting Saviour. By E. N. Kırk, D. D. 1865. 18mo. pp. 157.

32mo. pp. 61.

“Behold the Lamb of God.”! The pleasant Iliad i appears to be an almost literal renderconversations on the Miracles of Christ? will ing, in blank verse, of the Greek text. Its acinterest, instruct, and profit the children who curacy and its force we leave to purely literary read them. Dr. Schaff has done a good ser- journals. We have done, however, what even vice to a good and great cause by giving his some critics will not, - read it entire, which ripe and scholarly thoughts to the “Person was decidedly contrary to our expectation of Christ as the Miracle of History.”: Dr. when we began; and it goes into its place on Palmer is a favorite author. This precious our shelves as a work to be studied. volume, “Remember Me,"4 will embalm him

- Ticknor and Co. are issuing some in many a Christian heart. Its poetry and beautiful little “Companion Poets for the prose are alike redolent of a sweet savor. People.": If we had issued this number at

- Froude's History 5 of a most inter- its ordinary time, we should have recomesting, if not the most interesting, period of mended to all our readers to take them in English History, is, so far, a work of rare their pocket for reading in vacation. We excellence. In evidence of most patient in- have seen copies in persons' hands, in railway vestigation, in thought, and in style, it occu- cars, with a feeling that the taste of the pies a place not heretofore filled. The period traveling public must be improving. Long. is that in which the Reformation assumed fellow, Tennyson, and Whittier—though, shape, and in which it stopped in England to personally, we never quite appreciated Tenbe carried on in America. How the author nyson, we are afraid will do the people will treat Puritanism is not yet evident; but good. Such a stirring piece as that of Whitwe are inclined to look for candor at least. tier's Barbara Freitchie is enough to warm If he holds loose views of religion himself, the heart of even a rebel. there is no clear trace of that in this work.

Few men have more honored the An independent investigation is often "loose” ministry or helped the world in a short life from necessity; and the independence of the than Rev. George B. Little. His fine, we author is manifest in his defence of Henry may say delicate, yet manly scholarship, his VIII. We admit that his array of fact and exact, perhaps severe taste, his varied acargument, has led us to doubt our traditionary quirements, and his warm, genial heart, opinion of that monarch's character, as well fitted him for the pulpit as few are fitted. as to almost convince us that the fate of We are right glad to see this fragrant “MeAnne Boleyn, with which the second vol. morial” of a character so lovely. The speakume closes, was deserved. In outward beauty ing vignette is eminently life-like. The of the books, Messrs Scribner & Co. leave contents of this inviting volume are: “Intronothing to be desired.

ductory Sketch of Mr. Little; his treatment -Lord Derby's translation of the of Scriptural Errors; his interest in National

affairs; close of his Ministry in Bangor;

last year at West Newton; Voyage to France 1 Behold the Lamb of God. By E. N. Kirk, D.

and return; his love of Music; last weeks of D. 32mo. Pp. 47.

his Life; Funeral Services." 2 Wonderful Works, or the Miracles of Christ. By a Clergyman's Daughter. 24mo. pp. 281. 1 The Iliad of Homer, rendered into English 8 The Person of Christ, the Miracle of His.

blank verse. By Edward, Earl of Derby. Two tory. With a reply to Strauss and Renan, and a volumes. New York: Charles Scribner and Concollection of Testimonials of Unbelievers. By

pany. 12mo. Pp. 130, 457. Philip Schaff, D. D. 24mo. pp. 375.

2 Companion Poets for the People. Boston: * Remember Me, or the Holy Communion. By Ticknor & Fields. Household Poems. By H. Ray Palmer. 12mo. pp. 103.

W. Longfellow. pp. 96. National Lyrics By 6 History of England, from the Fall of Wolsey John G. Whittier. pp. 104. Songs for the Seato the Death of Elizabeth. By James Anthony sons. By Alfred Tennyson. pp. 84. Paper. Froude, M. A., late Fellow of Exeter College, 3 A Memorial of the Closing Scenes in the Life Oxford. New York: Charles Scribner & Co.,

of Rev. George B. Little. Boston: Published 124 Grand Street. 1865. Vols. 1 and 2. 12mo.

by the Massachusetts Sabbath School Society, pp. 147, 501.

1865. 16mo. pp. 262.

Editors' Table.

The “ Quarterlywas not undertaken, nor that Edward Buck, Esq., of the Boston bar, has it been continued these seven years, as has an essay of three hundred pages, quite a speculation. Its publishers knew too well complete and comprehensive - to be pubthe usual fortunes of such periodicals to in- lished this autumn-giving an account of dulge the thought of a “good investment” the ecclesiastical law of Massachusetts; and in anything of this sort. They, however, did these to be followed by the able papers and feel that Congregationalists needed, if they debates of the National Council, together, did not want enough to pay for, just such a will give those who desire, perhaps, all the work as it has been their purpose to make light needed to reveal the position, value, this Quarterly. Until the very high prices and work of our own denomination. We of paper and printing began to rule, the Quar- cannot too earnestly commend these able terly paid its own bills. Last year, with great treatises, containing the results of years of reluctance, the price was raised from one patient toil, to all who would be able to give dollar a year to one dollar and fifty cents a a reason for their faith and practice. year. Alas the effect! One fourth of our old subscribers have left the numbers for this year on our shelves, and us minus their prices Council, we have not only published the offi

In accordance with the vote of the National And yet we had not a subscriber to spare before. Some of them, doubtless, would have

cial proceedings of that body in this number forwarded the money had the numbers been

of the Quarterly, but we have also published sent in advance of the pay. This we did not

three hundred copies of the same in a sepado, because we have been so many times so

rate pamphlet of nearly two hundred pages, thoroughly scolded for doing it; because, to

and it is for sale at our rooms, 23 Chauncy us, it seems not the best way; because we

Street, Boston, Massachusetts, at SEVENTYwere raising the price, and did not feel that

FIVE CENTS A COPY. Postage six cents. we had a right to presume on the contimance

The phonographer's report is now in the of all our former patrons; because we could printer's hands, and will, we hope, be ready not afford to lose so many "January numbers

for the market early in October. This will by sending them to those who would neither contain all the procedings, papers, speeches, return the money nor the numbers.

remarks, etc., etc., of the Council, carefully It is for Congregationalists to say whether earted making an octavo volume, probably, this work shall be continued. We pledge

of four hundred and fifty to five hundred our best to make it worthy their liberal pat- pages. Every minister, every family in every ronage, and will freely give our now over

Congregational Church, ought to have this crowded hours to its editing and publication.

volume. As last year, no number will be sent until the one dollar and fifty cents are received. We We are sure our readers will not complain shall, with hope, undertake the eighth vol- either of the delay of this number, nor of the ume; and once more ask those whom we fact that we do not issue an October number. know will receive it to commend it to any This comes so fully freighted with what all and all who care to be informed as to the want no know, and to have permanently by status and progress of that polity and those their side, that it will more than make amends doctrines that are now going forth, as never for the necessary delay. This number is before, to bless our whole country and the more than a double number, and this volume world.

the largest and most expensive volume of the seven we have published, and the most valu

able withal. The proceedings of the “PreWe are happy in being able to call the liminary Convention,” and of the great attention of readers to so many and such

“National Council," are all in this volume. valuable books on Congregationalism. Mr.

We are sure it will give full satisfaction. Punchard's “History," Rev. Dr. Dexter's and Dr. Wardlaw's “Scriptural Argument" for our polity, and Judge Davis's “Polity, We invite immediate and especial attention Usages, and Law;" then we understand to the roll of messengers to the National

Council, that it may be corrected if in any Soft skies were o'er us as we stood, particular it is incomplete. We suspect we With summer zephyrs breathing; may have some names we ought not to have; We saw God's smile on field and wood, and may have omitted some that ought to And flowers the earth enwreathing. have a place. We ha done what we could to make it perfect. Any one will do us a great Beneath our feet the Pilgrims slept, favor by sending us any information that

The brave, the true, all lowly; would help us in this direction. It will soon

Their humble graves by angels kept ; be stereotyped for the volume, so that what is

The ground to us was holy. done in this particular must be done quickly.

Ah! then all tenderly we thought,

We thought with pride and wonder,

How - Freedom's price divinely taught We have still a few entire sets of the Quar

They stood unflinching yonder; terly at the old prices. The first and sixth volumes NOT FOR SALE, except in sets. Though wintry chillness reigned around,

We will gladly pay fifty cents each for And wintry winds were howling, number one, or January number, for 1859 And only savage man was found, and 1864.

And savage beasts were prowling. To make our terms perfectly obvious, we repeat:

Anew we felt their hopes and fears, Subscription for 1866, ALWAYS IN AD

When want and sickness wasted; VANCE,

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75 Of sorrow's cup they tasted. Other numbers,


Grand souls! that with heroic will Seven volumes unbound,

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Not e'en did woman falter, till July number, 1865,


Beneath that turf they rested! Pamphlet containing official proceedings of Council,

75 For God, for truth, for man, they bore

Loss, exile, grief, and danger, No NUMBER OF 1866 WILL BE SENT UN

As Christ, the Lord they loved, of yore TIL THE ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTY CENTS ARE

Accepted earth's low manger.
And there above their sacred dust

Whose names shall never perish,
We gladly give below the beautiful polim We vowed THEIR FAITH, a holy trust,
of Rev. Ray Palmer, D. D., of Albany, N. For all mankind to cherish.
Y., which, plainly and sweetly enough, tells

O God, who heard 'st our prayer and song its own story. It has already been published

'Neath heaven's high dome ascending, in The Congregationalist ; but there is a fitness

Bid us in thine own might be strong, in grouping it, as closely as possible, with

For that pure Faith contending. the history of the scenes that gave it birth.

From regions wide where Plenty fills (The most interesting moment in the session of

Her lap to overflowing; the late National Council of the Congregational From rugged realms where rocks and hills Churches was that when, standing on Burial

With gold and gems are glowing ; Hill at Plymouth over the graves of the Pilgrim Fathers, its members solemnly reaffirmed, with From northern lakes that cool and bright prayer and singing, their fidelity to the system of Their sparkling waves are spreading, Christian Faith from which those noble men

To where fresh orange groves delight, drew their highest inspiration.)

Perpetual fragrance shedding; On Plyniouth's Burial Hill we trod,

From all the wide, wide land, the cry And high each heart was beating;

For God's good Word is speeding; It seemed indeed “the field of God,” And Freedom lifts her hands on high, Each stone his praise repeating.

No more enchained and bleeding! ’T was not 'mid chill December's blast O wake, ye sons of Pilgrim sires! O'er sea and land wild sweeping;

Go, live in power and beauty June's longest day - too soon 't was past

The life sublime their Faith inspires; Its carnival was keeping.

Its watchword - GOD AND DUTY!


Editorials proper end above. To accom- We have made appeals enough; and surely modate our printer, who is obliged to make they must know by this time that we are up his last form backwards, and in the ab- genuine Congregationalists, or we would not sence of the other members of “the firm,"the have held out thus long under such discourdubious “ we" is here dropped, and the first aging circumstances. person singular is assumed for the purpose If we fail in our enterprise here, what of saying in this place — what could not as encouragement is there for our brethren in well be said elsewhere-a few things about other parts of the State to make an attempt. the

None at all, they will be obliged to take up

with such fare as — or gives. If we “AMERICAN CONGREGATIONAL UNION.were in a town or city where we could hire

a hall or a room large enough to hold our This organization is now before our meetings, we would gladly do so, but here churches as never before. The good work we are in a country place without any such generally conceded to it, already accom- accommodations, and we must either build plished, entitles it to confidence. It has filled

a place or have none." an important place, and saved and helped There are many others equally needy and many a feeble Church. The late National equally in earnest for help. The calls from Council “recommended a simultaneous col- Missouri are already pressing us. Eight of lection in all our churches on the Sabbath pre

the ten Congregational churches in that State vious to Forefathers' Day, December 17, 1865. are without suitable places of worship. Thus Will it be taken ? is the question that haunts

far this year, our receipts are not one tenth me like an ugly dream; and sometimes it is

as large as are needed to meet present calls. propounded in, not a taunting way, surely, The providence of God bids us "GO FORbut with doubtful tones, by those alone who WARD.” Believing that the money will come, can make these collections certain and suc- we obey the heavenly mandate. cessful. It looks formidable, the $200,000, We cannot remain as we are, much less go and, perhaps, many may be dissuaded from an

backward, without great detriment. We proeffort to secure it because it is so large. But pose no crusade upon other churches, or inless than seventy dollars to every Church

trusion upon grounds already well occupied. will give us the full amount. Besides, it is Only where plain duty calls, and our brethren certain that many an individual will give his of other sects urge us to go, do we contemTHOUSAND, perhaps more: I do most affec- plate even a beginning. Less than this we tionately and urgently entreat every pastor cannot do with impunity. Many who have to give this cause a place on that memorable been prospered during these years of war Sabbath, or some Sabbath previous. A wide will want a monument in the South, in the and effectual door is opened to us South as form of a sanctuary for one of these coming well as West. Hear what one of our many Congregational churches. Send us the applicants says in reference to the wants of

money, and we will see to its timely erecthe little Church he represents, at Canter. tion. bury, Del.: “We are now holding our meetings in the

“CONGREGATIONAL HOUSE.' woods, our houses not being large enough to hold us: besides this, the colored people are We must have it. The necessity is too coming in rapidly, ready and anxious to hear imperious, and the indications too propitious and learn. What shall we do with them? now to fail. The Rev. A. P. Marvin, of One of our members has a colored school in Winchendon, has obtained leave of his people his house each Sunday of from forty to fifty, for one year to canvass the State in behalf of and they are learning rapidly. We have this most pressing object. While it is his begun our labors, and have prosecuted them purpose to see those who, it is hoped, will feel thus far, with the hope that, before cold disposed to contribute to the one hundred weather came, we would have a house to thousand dollar fund proposed now to be worship in; we have lived through one win. raised, yet it is not necessary for any one to ter, but we cannot through another unless we wait for his call. Any contribution directed have help. For two years we have been try- to J. P. Melledge, Esq., of Boston, Mass., or ing to plant Congregationalism in this soil to the undersigned, would be gratefully so long under the blighting curse of slavery; acknowledged. but we have received little or no encourage

This little notice will fall under the eyes ment or sympathy from the North: why is it? of Congregationalists living out of Massa

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