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fessor have hitherto been, and still are, of the most extensive and beneficial nature. The first edition of his Version of the New Tes tament appeared in 1807; since which time he has brought into circulation upwards of 583,000 copies of the same, partly by sale, partly by gratuitous distribution, in every part of Germany, as well as in several parts of Prussia, Bohemia, Poland, Switzerland. Holland, and other portions of the Continent; besides 11,984 Bibles, and several thousand New Testaments, of Luther's Version, and a csnsiderable number of the Scriptures in ancient and modern Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, and in other European and Oriental languages; the latter, chiefly among Roman Catholic students of divinity, by means of which the study of the Sacred Volume in the original tongues has been greatly promoted among them, a circumstance of the highest importance, even for generations to come.

"Taking a retrospective view of the last seventeen years, the average number issued of the Professor's Version of the New Testament exceeds 32,000 copies per annum. At present, the demands are so great, that, on an average, between 800 and 900 copies per week (or upwards of 40,000 per annum) are issuing from his depositories; the principal of which is at Darmstadt. To keep every thing in proper order, requires constant attention. The Biblical Correspondence also of the Professor is very extensive, several hundred Roman Catholic Clergymen being closely connected with him."

* But it should be further stated, that the sums paid to Dr. Van Ess and Professor Kieffer cannot, by any fair reasoning, be considered as expenses incurred in the management of the Society; they are remųnerations for specific labour in superintending the printing, binding, and circulating of certain versions of the Scripture, and apply to their cost as properly as the expense of translating, correcting the press, (to which head those of Professor K. chiefly belong,) paper, printing, or binding. The allowances to each of these individuals, for their respective services, have therefore been entered as charges upon the Scriptures in the several languages which occupied their attention, as has been done with payments to editors, and charges of distribution in any other language.'

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The alliance of the Society with improper characters has been, it is remarked, most unfairly misrepresented. Such charges,' it is added, ' proceed with an ill grace from those who have brought forward the often refuted accusations long since gone by, and who, professing themselves to be followers of Christ, are hailed with joy by the infidel opponents of the "Society as valuable allies.'

Some unfair references have been drawn from the circumstance, that the amounts contributed by the Auxiliaries, have not, in the last four or five years, borne quite the same proportion as formerly, to the sums expended in visiting them. This is satisfactorily explained when we recollect that, at the formation of new Auxiliaries, larger amounts are almost invariably received as donations, than in subsequent years,

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The Letter concludes with the following admirable reflections,

Experience has been advantageous in many respects; it has taught the members of this institution to look more to the Creator, and less to the creature ; an increased measure of pious feeling prevails at its Meetings: and the blessed effects resulting from its labours are visible in many districts both at home and abroad. Are we then to cast down this goodly fabric, and scatter the materials in every direction, because it is not absolutely perfect in every respect? Who is to point out a standard of absolute perfection? or

? who will undertake that any human work shall be made in all points to proceed conformably thereto? Surely the real followers of Christ,--those who know and feel the evil of their own hearts, and desire to walk humbly with their God, will never propose themselves 28 the only possessors of wisdom ; nor will they seek to bend all® others to their individual opinions. The present day is not a time for indifference; the Church of Christ is strongly assaulted on every side, and this mighty bulwark, which has been so signally blessed, must not be suffered to fall. Let us not sit pondering over blots and blemishes, till surmises establish themselves for certainties in our minds, leading us further and further into the mazes of doubt, until at length falsehoods and calumnies assume the aspect of truth. Are we, according to these words of one of the accusatory documents, “ left doubtful whether there is not more reason to lament the evil committed, than to rejoice at the good accomplished, by this Institution?" We rejoiced at the glad tidings of former years, and are we to believe that the details we then delighted to hear, should rather have been cause for sorrow and regret? Are the mere ex parte statements of a few individuals to have such an effect upon us? Assuredly not. Let all its friends come forward, and hasten to uphold this invaluable institution, endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Let us pray-let us earnestly pray for a blessing upon it. It is the Lord's

work, and he will bless it.", pp. 39, 40.

The Glasgow Statement only serves to shew how much míschief would have been prevented, had the Earl Street Committee redeemed their pledge, given in July 1825, to forward a complete reply to the charge brought against them, as soon • as it could be prepared. All that was requisite was, a manly and explicit statement of facts, the withholding of wbieh has given time for the uncontradicted circulation of the basest: calumnies, and while it has furnished the matter of taunt and triumph to their opponents, has paralysed the exertions, anda depressed the tone of their friends. The Reasons of Dissent drawn up by the Dissentients in the Glasgow Committee who

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still adhere to the British and Foreign Bible Society, though breathing an excellent spirit, betray no small degree of misapprehension, and contain admissions, expressions of regret, and compliments to the Society's adversaries, which render it altogether a publication of equivocal utility. There is an awkwardness about the style of the production, like that of a person who has to retrace his steps after having gone too far; and Dr. Thomson, in his coarse way, charges them with inconsistency in still adhering to the Society after having concurred in the previous Resolutions. Their inconsistency, however, does them infinitely more honour than Dr. Thomson's wicked consistency reflects upon him. By the help of Mr. Gorham, who appears to be in correspondence with the enemies of the Bible Society in Scotland, this reverend Pasquin has been getting up some fresh scandalous allegations against the Society; and he has published a Supplement to his Catechism addressed to the London Committee, of which the following will probably be deemed a sufficient specimen.

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Ah, but you are evading the question, which, by the way, is not very decorous in the managers of a Bible Society: don't think that we in the North are such nincompoops as to be imposed upon by the blarney of men like Mr. Steven.'

In another part of the Catechism, it is intimated, that some one, a member of the London Committee, said, that one of the Secretaries of the Edinburgh Society should be hanged.' We cannot believe this: we are sure that it could not have been said seriously. We have heard of a saying-and perhaps this may have been applied to the individual referred to-Give some people rope enough, and they will hang themselves. As to the pillory, he is already placed there, the pillory of the press. All that we regret is, that he ever occupies a more sacred station; and were we to address another sentence to a man who has shewn himself not more regardless of the laws of courtesy, than forgetful of every propriety attaching to his office and public character, we should only need to retort upon Dr. Thomson his insolent admonition addressed to the Rev. Daniel Wilson, and take leave of him in his own wordsReally,' Dr. Andrew Thomson should recollect that he is an Evangelical minister.'

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ART. X. SELECT LITERARY INFORMATION.

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Mr. Carrington has just published a second edition of his "Dartmoor, descriptive Poem :" in a neat 12s. volume, in which form, we doubt not that it will obtain a more general circulation than the first edition. To those of our readers who have any relish for descriptive poetry of singular beauty, or any disposition to promote the comforts of a deserving man, we need say little to recommend, the purchase of the volume.

Preparing for publication, A History of the Council of Trent, held A.D. 1545 -1564. It will be comprised in one volume octavo, and will contain a number of highly interesting and curious facts in the ecclesiastical history and biography of that period, selected from the rival publications of Father Paul and Cardinal Pallavicini, and from many other scarce and valuabie works.

The Chronicles of London Bridge, which have been so long in preparation, are now announced to be published in the course of next month. This work will comprise a complete history of that ancient Edifice, from its earliest mention in the English Annals, down to the commencement of the new Structure, in 1825; of the laying the first stone of which, the only circumstantial and accurate account, will be subjoined; and its Illustrations will consist of fifty-five highly finished Engravings on wood, by the first Artists.

Preparing for publication, A Guide to the Study of History. By Isaac Taylor, Junior, Author of " Elements of Thought, or First Lessons in the Knowledge of the Mind."

Preparing for publication, Selections from the Works of Bishop Hopkins. By the Rev. Dr. Wilson, Editor of Selections from the Works of Leighton and Owen. -Also, Selections from the Works of Howe, by the same Editor.

In thepress, The Child's Scripture Examiner and Assistant, Part IV. or Questions on the Gospel according to the Acts; with practical and explanatory servations, suited to the capacities of Children.

In the press, A new edition (materially improved and with additions) of, Allbut's Elements of Useful Knowledge..

In the press, The Female Missionary Advocate, a poem.

On the 1st of January will be published, in 2 vols. 12mo. Sams's Annual Peerage of the British Empire.

A second edition (with very considerable additions) of Mr. Johnson's Sketches of Indian Field Sports, is preparing for the press.

The first part of a Series of One Hundred and Ten Engravings in Line, from Drawings by Baron Taylor, of Views in Spain, Portugal, and on the Coast of Africa from Tangiers to Tetuan, will appear in December, and be continued regularly every two months. Besides a letter-press description to accompany each plate, the Tour, in the order of the Author's Journey, commencing at the Pyrenees, will be inserted in the last two numbers. It may be anticipated, that countries presenting such rich scenery, and abounding with monuments of Greeks, Romans, Moors, and Arabs, will furnish to the Engraver the finest opportunity for the display of his talent; and when the names of G. Cooke, Goodall, H. Le Keux, J. Pye, R. Wallis, and others, are announced as having already engraved fifty subjects, the Public may look with confidence for the completion of a work of art highly worthy of patrónage. It is not a little flattering to the English artist, that although the Drawings are from the pencil of a French nobleman, and the proprietors are French gentlemen, they have confided the whole to engravers in England. The size of the work is arranged so as to class with Capt. Batty's Works of Scenery in Hanover, Saxony, and on the Rhine.

The second Part of Capt. Batty's Hanoverian and Saxon Scenery will ap pear in January; and arrangements have been made to secure the punctual appearance of the subsequent parts every two months.

The friends of Anti-Slavery are informed that a work is in the press by the Author of "Consistency," "Perseveance," &c. entitled, "The System: a Tale of the West Indies."

In the press, Original Tales for Infant Minds, designed as a companion to Original Hymns.

In the press, Three Letters, humbly submitted to the consideration of the Lord Archbishop of Cashel, on the recent apocryphal publication of His

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ART. XI. LIST OF WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.

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A Popular Introduction to the Study of the Holy Scriptures, designed for the use of English readers. In two parts. Part I.-Rules for reading the Bible, Part II.-Helps towards a right understanding thereof; comprising Introductions to the several books, a summary of Biblical Antiquities, Geography, Natural History, &c. By William Carpenter, Editor of the Critica Biblica, the Scripture Magazine, Calendarium Palestinæ, &c. One large vol. 8vo. with maps and plates. 16s.

Miscellaneous Pieces on varieus Re

nitarian hypothesis. By the Rev. John Oxlee, Curate of Stonegrove.

In the press, A Greek Gradus. By the Rev. J. Brasse, B. D. late Fellow of Trin. Coll. Camb. For Schools. In 1 vol. 8vo.

ligious Subjects. Written by the Rev. Andrew Fuller. Collected and arranged, with occasional notes, by J. W. Morris. Intended as a Supplement to his Memoirs of the Author. In 1 vol. 8vo. 7s.

A Plain Statement of the Evidences of Christianity; divided into short chapters, with Questions annexed to each; designed for the use of schools, Sunday schools, and young persons. By Francis Knowles. No. I. Price 2d. To be comprised in nine monthly numbers.

Reasons for Christian, in Opposition to Party Communion. By Robert Hall

A.M. 8vo. 25.

Communion at the Lord's Table regulated by the revealed will of Christ, not Party, but Christian Communion; a reply to the Rev. Robert Hall's pam→ phlet, entitled "Reasons for Christian, in opposition to Party Communion.” By Joseph Ivimey. 1s. 6d. .

The Gospel of St. Luke, in Greek, with English notes. By the Rev. J. R. Major, A.M. Trin. Coll., Camb., Head Master of Wisbech Grammar School. For the Use of Students. 12s. 8vo.

The Greek Testament, with English notes; containing copious critical, phi-* lological, and explanatory notes in English, from the most eminent critics and, interpreters: with parallel pas sages from the classics, and with references to Vigerus for idioms, and Bos for ellipses. Griesbach's and others' various readings are recorded under the text. Greek and English indexes are added. By the Rev. E. Valpy, B. D. This work is intended for the use of students in divinity, as well as the library. Second edition. 3 vols. 8vo. 21.5s.

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The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire. By Sir Harry Chauncey. 2 vols. 8vo. 11. 16s. royal 8vo. 21. 5s. bds.

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