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uniting the gratification of refined taste with the hallowed enjoyment of devout feelings.
These melodies have the merit of amplest adaptation to the words for which they were composed, while at the same time they may be rendered available for other words of the same measure, and possessing a similar character. As Mr. Judkin's work is chiefly restricted to his own congregation, this is a consideration of importance to those who may wish to introduce the music into their public services or to adapt it to a psalmody of their own. The varied character of the compositions considering the narrow limits prescribed to their author, is highly creditable to his ingenuity and power, but he has abundant resources in himself. While by far the greater part of the melodies may be used either in public worship or in families where sacred music is cultivated, a few of them must be considered as exclusively domestic. This, indeed, the author mentions in his preface.
Throughout these varied productions Mr. Cobbin has rigidly adhered to the true choral style, to the exclusion of imitations and other gross violations of that majestic simplicity which ought preeminently to characterize public worship. On the whole, our opinion is that Mr. Cobbin has produced a work on the true principles of musical composition and good taste. The Inquirer. October, 1839. Art. The Plymouth Brethren and the
Eclectic Review. London: J. Dumas.
Want of space compels us to defer till next month an article which we had prepared in reply to the statements and reasonings of this paper. In the meantime we request our readers to possess themselves of the Inquirer for October, that they may be fully competent to judge of the correctness of the strictures we shall submit to them on our next appearance.
In the Press. Dr. Johnson is preparing for the press a History of the British Sponges and Corallines. To be printed and illustrated in the same style as his History of the British Zoophytes, to which this New Work may be considered as a Supplement, and as completing bis original design.
Nearly ready for publication, in iwo volumes octavo, Discourses on Special Occasions. By the late Rev. Dr. M’All, of Manchester, with a Sketch of his Life and Character by the Rev. Dr. Wardlaw.
In a few days will be published, in 2 vols. post 8vo., “The Maiden Monarch ; or, Island Queen.'
The Shield of Dissent; or Dissent in its Bearings on Legislation, especially on • The Lord's Day,' National Education, Public Documents, Religious Taxation, &c., with Strictures on Dr. Brown's Work on Tribute. By Edward Swaine.
Continental India, Travelling Sketches, and Historical Recollections, Illustrating the Antiquity, Religion, and Manners of the Hindoos, the extent of British Conquests, and the Progress of Missionary Operations. By J. W. Massie, M.R.S.A. Two vols.
Finden's Tableaux : the Iris of Prose, Poetry, and Art, for 1840. Illusstrated with Engravings by W. and E. Finden, from Paintings by J. Browne. Edited by Mary Russell Mitford.
Gems of Beauty Displayed in a Series of Twelve highly finished Engravings on Various Subjects. From Designs by Edward Corbould, Esq. With Fanciful Illustrations in Verse. By the Countess of Blessington.
Heath's Book of Beauty for 1840. With beautifully finished Engravings from Drawings by the first Artists. Edited by the Countess of Blessington.
The Keepsake for 1840. Edited by The Lady E. Stuart Wortley.
Heath's Picturesque Annual for 1840. Windsor Castle and its Environs. By Leitch Ritchie, Esq. With fifteen Engravings by the first Artists, after Original Designs.
Forget-Me-Not; a Christmas, New Year's, and Birthday Present for 1840. Edited by Frederic Shoberl.
The Oriental Annual ; containing a Series of Tales, Legends, and Historical Romances. By Thomas Bacon, Esq., F.S.A. With Engravings by W. and E. Finden, from Sketches by the Author and Captain Meadows Taylor.
Friendship's Offering; and Winter's Wreath : a Christmas and New Year's Present for 1840.
The Little Forget-Me-Not.
Mariamne, the Last of the Asmonean Princesses: a Historical Novel of Palestine.
The Life and Times of Sir Thomas Gresham; Compiled chiefly from his Correspondence preserved in Her Majesty's State-Paper Office including Notices of many of his Contemporaries. With Illustrations. By John W. Burgon Two vols.
History of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. By S. A. Dunham. Vol. II. (Lardner's Cyclopædia.)
An Encyclopædia of Rural Sports. By D. P. Blaine. Part II.
Ward's Library of Standard Divinity. A Short Explanation of the Epistle of Paul to the Hebrews. By D. Dickson, A.M. Reprinted from the Edition of 1649.
Tracts for the People, designed to Vindicate Religious and Christian Liberty. No. 1. A Treatise of Civil Power in Ecclesiastical Causes. By John Milton.
Sermons on Faith and Practice. By the Rev. George Clayton.
The Fathers have no Authority to determine Articles of Faith. An Essay delivered in the Divinity School, Oxford, October 16, 1839. Being one of two Exercises read for the Degree of Bachelor in Divinity. By Thomas Byrth, D.D. Letters from Germany and Belgium. By An Autunın Tourist.
The Question, Will Christ's Reign during the Millennium be Personal ? Answered from Scripture. By Charles Morrison.
Universal Redemption Considered. By the Author of ' Parental Responsibility.'
A Comparative View of Ancient History; Embracing a Sketch of the Contemporary History of the Nations of Antiquity, &c. By Joshua Toulmin Smith.
On the Relation between the Holy Scriptures and Some Parts of Geological Science. By John Pye Smith, D.D., F.G.S.
VOL. VI. NEW SERIES.
Adams, Rev. T., Exposition of second dences of grasping power, 212; im-
epistle of Peter, revised by Rev. J. pulse given to the church by voluntary
dependence by the church, 222; true
character of lay patronage, ib. ; pre-
well understood, ib.; Finden's Ta. of Auchterarder and Lethendy, 225;
Bathurst, Rev. R. B., Rules and Exer.
tended in the review, ib.; conformity Subjunctive Mood, 237.
the conspirators, ib.; account of Lord
parties at present clearly defined, ib. ; king, 100; epistle from prince Charles,