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The Vegetable Cultivator. By John Rogers, (Author of the Fruit
Cultivator), with some recollections of the Life of Philip Miller, F.R.S., Gardener to the Worshipful Company of Apothecaries at Chelsea. 8vo. pp. 343. London: Longman and Co.
A clear and practical manual for the kitchen-garden. We have hitherto thought Miller's Kalendar by far the best guide in the business of the kitchen-garden, but this little volume of Mr. Rogers', with all the sensible and business-like simplicity of Miller, of whom the author is a great admirer, as he was once an acquaintance, has the advantage of presenting every vegetable in alphabetical order, so that instead of having to turn over the twelve months, in order to come at the whole process of the cultivation of any particular plant, we have all that belongs to it given us at once—the history of its introduction, its varieties, the best mode of culture, and what is not less important, the most approved methods of cooking it. A more complete compen, dium of all that modern science has added to ancient experience, need not be desired by the cultivator.
Pulpit Studies ; or Aids to Preaching and Meditation, chiefly Narra
tive and Facts. London : Ward and Co. 1839.
We are no great admirers of what is technically called . Sketches of Sermons.' Nevertheless it must be admitted that there are classes to whom it is desirable to afford such aid ;-men of great moral excellence, and whose pure zeal in their Master's service leads them to consecrate their Sabbaths to a course of religious exertion for which they have little time to prepare. To such individuals, wherever they are found, we would cheerfully minister the help which such volumes as the one now before us supplies. Its contents have evidently been prepared with great care, and are distinguished by a clearness and comprehensive range of thought, which it is refreshing to witness. The one subject to which the passages expounded pertain, is seized with masculine vigour, and made to bear with admirable skill on the great ends of Christian editication. To the lay preacher it may afford legitimate and very valuable assistance, but woe be to the rising ministry if they resort to such aids. Crutches are needful for the lame, but ought to be eschewed by the strong-limbed man. A worse habit -one more ruinous to the intellectual strength and professional emi. nence of our young ministers, cannot be formed, than a reliance on such auxiliaries. It may answer the purposes of a day, may aid in preparing for a single service, but the benefit will be gained at a fearful cost.
He who cannot prepare for the ministrations of the sanctuary without such artificial help, is wanting in an essential element of ministerial qualification. Temperance Rhymes. Inscribed to the Working-Men of Manchester.
12mo. pp. 79. London : Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. 1839.
We should like to see this neat pamphlet reprinted in the cheapest possible form, and circulated by thousands in our large towns and
populous districts. It contains matter of more moment than some huge volumes. It breathes a fine spirit of poetry, and that on a subject of the most vital interest. Those who were not touched by its poetical powers might be struck by the fearful pictures it presents. The very titles of the pieces are startling. “The Demon's Friend ;' • The Slave;' ' A Mother's Death Song for her Child ;' · The Drunken Wife ;' The Dram-Seller's Song ;' . Too True ;' The Death-Bed ;' 'A Pauper's Song ;' The Victim ;' On Hearing a Dirge played by an Organ on Sunday Night in a Dram Shop ;' ' A Grave Song;' The Desolate.'
Rules and Exercises on the Right Use of the Latin Subjunctive Mood;
Interspersed with Observations to Assist the Learner in the Acquisition of a pure Latin Style. By the Rev. Richard Bathurst Greenlaw, M.A., of Worcester College, Oxford. Longman. 1839.
The author of this book published, a few years since, a volume entitled • The True Doctrine of the Latin Subjunctive Mood,' which was a valuable contribution towards a more accurate knowledge of the philosophy of Latin construction. He has now reduced the doctrine then propounded to a series of rules, and written exercises upon them for translation. It will be useful as a higher Latin exercise book, for those who have previously gone through a simple course of Latin writing. The subjunctive mood is the great crux of the Latin language, and to understand well how to use that is absolutely necessary, if a person will write pure Latin, and not English-Latin or GermanLatin.
Principles of Teaching ; or the Normal School Manual, By Henry
Dunn, Secretary to the British and Foreign School Society. London: Sunday School Union. 1839.
Unlike most of the educational works with which the public has been swamped of late, the one now before us is written by a practical man, and, iherefore, has a practical value. Although the author has yielded too much to modern notions, and to the views of some persons, who cannot but be regarded as visionaries in education, there are few teachers who may not learn something from his book, and very many who ought to read it with great advantage, more than once. The title (manual) implies that the author thinks it should be kept constantly at hand, by those for whom it was intended : not read, and then put by for good. Lites of Scottish Writers. By David Irving, LL.D. Two volumes.
12mo. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black.
An interesting collection of Scotch biography, displaying considerable research and commendable impartiality. Of the thirty-nine lives contained in the two volumes, twenty-seven have previously appeared in the seventh edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. These, however, have been carefully revised, and some of them have been greatly
enlarged, and the publication as a whole, though not assuming the character of a general collection of the literary biography of Scotland, will be found to throw considerable light on the ecclesiastical and literary history of that country.
The Political Economy of the New Testament.
Edinburgh. W. Innes.
By William Innes.
An ingenious little volume, in which the good sense, scriptural information, and sound piety of the esteemed author are advantageously shown. A tender and benevolent spirit richly imbued with the elements of Christian love, is conspicuous in every page, and renders the publication eminently adapted to subserve the religious welfare of its readers.
A Comparative View of the English and Scottish Dissenters, with a
Preliminary Dissertation on their Views, Designs, and Duty, in reference to the Ecclesiastical Establishments of the Country. To which is appended a Lecture on Patronage. By Adam Thomson, D.D. Second Edition, enlarged. 12mo. Edinburgh : Oliphant and Son.
Having expressed our favourable opinion of this work on the appearance of the former edition, it is only necessary that we should now point attention to the additions which have been made to it. These consist of a preliminary dissertation, extending, with the Notes which accompany it, to 114 pages, on the Views, Designs, and Duty of English and Scottish Dissenters, in reference to the Ecclesiastical Establishments of the Country,' and of a Lecture on Patronage, which had previously appeared in a separate form. Both of these additions are well worthy of an attentive perusal on both sides of the Tweed, and we strongly recommend them to the attention of our readers. The former is specially adapted to the present position of ecclesiastical affairs, distinct in the enunciation of principles, clear-sighted as to the practical bearings of the great questions in dispute, and rigidly impartial in the historical review which is instituted. Dr. Thomson is a well grounded Voluntary, and writes as such. He wisely repudiates the practical grievance policy, and exults in those indications of a more consistent and scriptural course which have appeared in the recent proceedings of English Dissenters.
Fra Cipolla, and Other Poems. By Sir John Hanmer, Bart.
pp. 131. London : Moxon.
A volume of great elegance of type, paper, and matter. It is one of those goodly tomes which members of our aristocracy have of late years, so much to their credit, delighted to send out; beautifully printed on the most vellummy paper, and sown all over with mottoes in Greek, Latin, French, and Italian, like pearls and diamonds on a gala dress ; bearing indications of travel into as many countries, and full of reminiscences of statues, paintings, Alps, and Roman ruins.
What a vastly better mode of spending time and money than Waterfording on the top of a four-in-hand, with an air-gun and putty pellets! But, indeed, the present volume displays great refinement of taste, and an admiration of Chaucer and Bocaccio, which has resolved itself into a poetical version of some of their stories in a style of great ease and harmony. Some of the smaller poems possess a strong pictorial power, as
A VIEW IN HOLLAND,
Slowly against it makes a boat its way,
The dripping piles fling back the shattered spray;
For 'tis a week-day, and made fast the door,
Hangs forth a sign, more tempting to the boor ;
Flustering the topsails on the coasts low line ;
Is Austered too, but 'tis with branteirein:
Mynheer Verkoop the pedlar and his gear.'
lage Teaching. III. The Teacher's Text-Book. IV. Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb. By Mrs. Hippesley Tuckfield. 12mo. pp. 272. London: Taylor and Walton.
A most valuable practical little volume on a subject of the highest importance. Mrs. Tuckfield, who has practised on her own property what she now communicates to the public, has rendered a real service to the cause of popular education by the issue of this little volume. She shows, what cannot be learned too soon, or too widely, at what a small cost of money or machinery, education may be given to the children of the working class all over the country. We shall, one of these days, have occasion to recur more fully to this little tome, but we mention it here that all who are interested in general education may get it, and see how much may be done by individuals, without waiting for government schemes.
In the Press. Memoirs of the Rev. W. Milne, D.D., of China; with Biographical Annals of Asiatic Missions, from Primitive to Present Times. By Robert Philip, Author of Life and Times of Bunyan and Whitefield. The materials of Dr. Milne's Life hvae been supplied by his family and friends. Post 8vo.
A Diary in America, with Remarks on its Institutions. By Captain Marryatt, C.B. Three volumes.
Lives of Eminent British Statesmen. Vol. VII. By John Forster, Esq. (Lardner's Cyclopædia, Vol. 115.)
Repton's Landscape Gardening, and Landscape Architecture. A New Edition : with Notes, Biographical Notice, and copious General Index. By J. C. Loudon, F.L.S. Part I.
Means and Ends: or Self Training. By C. M. Sedgwick.
Physic and Physicians ; a Medical Sketch Book, exhibiting the Public and Private Life of the most Celebrated Medical Men of former days; with Memoirs of Eminent Living London Physicians and Surgeons. In two volumes.
Prodromus, or an Inquiry into the first principles of Reasoning ; including an Analysis of the Human Mind. By Sir Graves Chamney Haughton.
The Lord's Prayer: Contemplated as the Expression of the Primary Elements of Devotedness. By the Rev. Thomas Griffith, A.M.
Poems, now first collected. By Lord Leigh.
New General Biographical Dictionary, projected and partly arranged by the late Rev. Hugh James Rose, B.D. Edited by the Rev. Henry J. Rose, B.D. Part I.
Catiline ; or The Roman Conspiracy: an Historical Drama, in five Acts. By John Edmund Reade, Esq.
An Exposition upon the Second Epistle General of St. Peter. By the Rev. Thomas Adams, Rector of St. Gregory's, London, A.D. 1633. Revised and Corrected by the Rev. James Sherman.
A Greek Lexicon to the New Testament, on the basis of Dr. Robinson's; designed for Junior Students in Divinity, and the Higher Classes in Schools. By Charles Robson.
Services at the Centenary Celebration of Whitefield's Apostolic Labours, held in the Tabernacle, Moorfields, May 21, 1839. With Introductory Observations on Open-Air Preaching. Edited by John Campbell
. The Millennium, a Spiritual Slate, not a Personal Reign. By John Jefferson.
Lord John This, and Lord Ex-Chancellor That. A Review of two Recent Pamphlets. By 'A Whig and something more.'
Tea ; its effects, Medicinal and Moral. By G. G. Sigmond, M.D.
An Historical and Descriptive Account of British Ainerica ; comprehending Canada Upper and Lower, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, the Bermudas, and the Fur Countries, to which is added a full detail of the Principles and best Modes of Emigration. By Hugh Murray, F.R.S.E. With Illustrations of the Natural History by James Wilson, F.R.S.E., and M.W.S., R. K. Greville, LL.D., and Professor Traill. Three volumes. (Edinburgh Cabinet Library.)
The Rhine, Legends, Traditions, History, from Cologne to Mainz. By Joseph Snowe, Esq. Two volumes.
British History, Chronologically Arranged; comprehending a Classified Analysis of Events and Occurrences in Church and State ; and of the Constitutional, Political, Commercial, Intellectual, and Social Progress of the United Kingdom, from the first Invasion of the Romans to the Accession of Queen Victoria. One volume. By John Wade.
Calvary ; or the Cross of Christ. By Mortlock Daniell.