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acknowledge the generous manner in which he notices my mistake. He might, indeed, have charged me with assuming to know of facts of which I was ignorant, and of too confidently expressing my impressions as to the probability of further persecutions. I, therefore, feel it due to myself to say, in explanation, that when I was in the valleys, the violent proceedings against the Momiens, as they are called, was the subject of constant conversation both with the pastors and the people; that M. Audie was always men tioned as the head of those who had rendered themselves obnoxious by their piety and zeal, and had, therefore, been already subjected to many hardships, the particulars of some of which were detailed to me; and that, when I saw Mr. Wi's letter, I concluded that those things which he mentioned formed a part of the persecutions which I knew he had already endured. The grounds on which I concluded that scenes similar to those which had occurred at St. Jean would not recur again were, that they were generally con

demned by the pastors and people with
whom I conversed, and that there seemed
to be a conviction in the minds of all,
that the exhibition of quarrelling and
dissension among themselves was highly
impolitic as well as unchristian, as it
might tempt the court of Turin, which
was not thought to be very favourable to
them, to make it a pretence for taking
away some of the privileges which are
now so reluctantly conceded to them.
But I have miscalculated ; and though I
cannot but regret that my expectations
have been disappointed, I fully concur
with your esteemed correspondent in
thinking that it is becoming that such
disgraceful scenes should be exposed and
branded, and especially when occurring
in those valleys where we might have
supposed it was unnecessary to show the
evils of persecution and intolerance.

I am, Sir,
Yours truly,

J. W. 8. P.
Attercliffe, May 8th, 1832.


Oxford, May 7, 1832. thor (translator) is deprived of whatever SIR.-I am induced to trouble you pecuniary advantage might accrue to with a few lines in consequence of a mis them from British sale.” Further, with take which the reviewer of Jahn's Hebrew regard to the translation of Mr. Stowe's, Commonwealth has fallen into, in the no- so far from neglecting to use any effort to tice of that work in your last month's ensure its accuracy, I actually put it into number. It is with reluctance that I in the hands of a senior member of this Unitrude into this publicity ; but, as I was versity, who revised it throughout; and the printer and publisher of the work in who wrote the note in the preface which question, and have been arraigned for seems to have given such mortal offence what I have done, both in your journal to the American critic, and which, notand the North American Review, I trust withstanding what is said by him, I still I shall be excused for setting myself as firmly believe to be true; as I think any nearly right with the public as possible. candid critic will after comparing the two

Both the writer of the note in the editions. I shall beg you further to pubAmerican Review (vol. xxxi. p. 375) and lish, as my reply to his charge, that no of the article in your journal, seem to mention is made in that note of any thing consider this work as having been printed beyond the mere amendment of the style, surreptitiously by me in England; where- as the preface of Mr. Stuart was and is as, the fact is, that, while the printing of considered as a sufficient guarantee that the work was in progress in the United the sense of the German is correctly given. States, and before its publication, part of With regard to the complaint that Mr. the sheets were offered to me by the Lon- Stowe's name was left out of the titledon agent of Mr. Stowe's American book page, it is really undeserving notice; as seller, expressly for republication here; no one, I will 'venture to assert, could and I purchased the work of him without consult the work without knowing from the abatement of one single farthing from his name being appended to the preface, the price first demanded. This I consider the translation to be his. I feel, morea complete answer to the charge, so far as over, too well convinced of Mr. Stowe's Tam concerned, “ that the American au learning and abilities, not to be assured

that the time will soon be, if not already arrived, when this translation will be rather a blot than an honour, in the escutcheon of his literary fame. As you have mentioned Mr. Stuart's name, whose Hebrew Grammar* I have reprinted, I beg to notice that I have done it entirely with his authority, and am under engagements to render to him a share of the profits; and that I also am in treaty with him for printing, in this country, his Commentary on the Romans, which he has written me to say is now nearly ready for the press.

Having thus far vindicated myself, let me just urge, in favour of such of my brethren as have not been quite so scrupulous, that it is a well known fact that the Americans are in the constant habit of reprinting English books without any arrangement, either with the English ailthor or publisher. I should be exceedingly sorry to think any thing I have said could be taken as disrespectful towards the Americans, or the writer of the article in your review. I have too sincere a respect for the cause of learning in general, not to have a kind regard for every individual engaged in its promotion.

I am, Sir,
Your obedient servant,


* This edition was carefully superintended through the press by Mr. Pauli, teacher of Hebrew in this University; and a comparison between it and the American edition will show that it has not been slovenly done.

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WARE. Second Edition, with an Appendix. By LEONARD Woods, D. Ò. Abbot, Professor of Christian Theology in the Theological Seminary at Andover. Mussuchusetts. 8vo.

Holdsworth and Ball. In our last Number (p. 189) we were la. menting the extreme difficulty, amounting almost to an impossibility, of obtaining in Great Britain those important works in Biblical and theological science, which have issued from the Andover school. It is now a matter of peculiar pleasure to us to be enabled to state, that this desirable object is in a fair way of being attained. In consequence of the reiterated and urgent representations of the Divinity tutors of Homerton and Highbury, a number of the various treatises of Dř. Woods have at length been sent to this country, and are on sale at the respectable booksellers above indicated. We trust that this experiment will be so far successful as to induce the sending of more extensive consignments, especially of the works of Beecher, Stuart, Murdoch, Robinson, Emerson, and those other distinguished men whose powerful and unfettered minds, profound researches, and ardent piety, are conferring upon the Christian cause in New England benefits great above description.

Among these works, we now take up the earliest published. It was occasioned by a sermon of Dr. Channing's, of Boston ; in which that celebrated writer, with consummate ability, and in a very attractive style, Jaboured to subvert the system of orthodoxy, and to establish that of Unitarianism. The former part of this volume, the Letters, is chiefly occupied in relation to two branches of discussion. The first is, the endeavours of Dr. C. to exhibit the Unitarian system as maintaining, peculiarly and exclusively, certain principles and doctrines which are justly represented as of the greatest importance. These are such as the following :--the plainness and intelligibleness of the Scriptures in all essential points,--the unity of God,—the moral perfection of God,his paternal character, —and the wisdom, justice, and benevolence of his moral adminis. tration over mankind. · On these and several other topics, Dr. W. exposes the unjust as sumings and untrue assertions of Dr. Channing, and refutes his fallacious arguments, in a manner singularly acute and luminous, with the kindness of a friend, the language of a gentleman, and the spirit of a "holy man of God.” The second course of investigation relates to misrepresentations which Dr. C. makes of the sentiments of the Orthodox, and of the arguments commonly used in

support of them. Here the author enters fully into the great questions concerning the natural character of man,—the ground of it, --the nature and results of the connexion between the first man and the whole human race ;--the election of grace, and the decrees of God in general ;-mediation and the atonement ;-the use of metaphorical language in the expression of that doctrine ;the attribution of passions to God ;--the nature of forgiveness, and the freeness of divine mercy therein ;-the influence of the Holy Spirit on the human mind, its perfect consistency with the free agency of man ;-the nature of real holiness,-love to Christ; human accountableness,—that depravity does not deprive us of the power of knowing and performing our duty ;-the practical tendency and fair influence of the orthodox system.

U pon the first edition of these admirable letters some remarks, by way of opposition, were published by Dr. Ware, the theological professor of Harvard College, that noble foundation whose funds, originally invested for the support of the orthodox faith, have, in modern times, been diverted to Unitarian. ism. To Dr. Ware's work a Reply is given in eleven chapters, and an Appendir of Dissertations ; these two parts forming the much larger portion of this closely printed volume of 360 pages. Here Dr. Woods is brought to a putting forth of his argumentative power, which forms a striking combination with his Christian meekness and humility. The principal subject discussed is the Depravity of Human Nature. It occupies, under its dif. ferent aspects and relations, eight chapters out of the eleven, and the larger part of the appendix. The author follows this extensively influential subject into ample developments of scriptural evidence and the dictates of experience, the sound philosophy of human nature. We are sure that the impartial inquirer after religious truth, and the established believer who delights in possessing a correct acquaintance with the foundations and the pillars of his faith, will warmly thank us for introducing this volume to their knowledge. It would not be possible, by any citations that were not far too extensive for our limits, to convey a just idea of Dr. Woods's close, patient, luminous, and overpowering method of reasoning ; but we shall quote the last paragraph of the eleventh chapter, as an exemplification of the disposi. tion which breathes through the whole work, and which the exigencies of our time and country peculiarly need to have earnestly inculcated at the present moment.

“Let me be excused for one more remark in this place; and that is, that I shall think I have not lived or written in vain, if I may

might justly be called the Howard and Hum. boldt of Christian Missions.

contribute in any measure to diminish the incivility and violence, and I was ready to say barbarity, with which religious controversy has too generally been carried on; and to promote a spirit of benevolence and kindness and forbearance among those who differ from each other. Let it not be supposed, however, that I wish, in any measure, to promote that timid, time-serving policy which would either conceal the truth or treat it as though it were of little consequence. The Lord deliver every friend of orthodoxy from this! But I would still remember the rebuke which our blessed Saviour administered to those who, in a moment of resentment and impatience, wished for divine judgments upon some who did not favour their cause. And I would ever impress upon my memory and my heart the admonition of the apostle, that the servant of the Lord must not strive, but be gentle unto all men,' even opposers. And if, in any thing which I have written in this controversy, I have violated this excellent precept, the Lord forgive such an offence against the spirit of love !"-p. 288.

The other writings which are now brought within our reach, we propose to notice in future review-articles. “At present we can do little more than mention their subjects. Letters to Dr. N. 1V. Taylor, occasioned by his sermon at Yale College Chapel, entitled, Concio ad Clerum, on the Moral Depravity of Mankind. Allured and deceived by the idea of removing difficulties, Dr. T. had asserted principles which involve the germ of Pelagianism; not perceiving (as we trust) their tendency and legitimate consequences, but which Dr. Wood's has uncovered and refuted in the most satisfactory and masterly man. ner. If we were called upon to recommend a short work to theological professors and students, to ministers, serious inquirers after sacred truth, and devout Christians universe ally, on the rectitude and wisdom of the divine government, on the permission of sin with its awful consequences, on predestination, and on the moral condition of man, his capacities, and his responsibility ; - this would be the work on which we should deliberately fix. Lectures on the Inspiration of the Old and New Testaments, including the Modes of Citation in the New Testament from the Old, an Application to particular Books of the Bible, and other momentous questions. Lectures on Infant Baptism, maintaining its divine authority, its important design, and its utility when duly improved. Single Sermons, on the Great Encouragement to Ministerial Effort, from 1 Cor. iii. 7-The Importance of a Minister's Reputation, Eccles. vii. 1-The Hindrances to the Spread of the Gospel, Isaiah lxii. 1, 2--The Com. pleteness and Symmetry of the Christian Character, Acts x. 38, occasioned by the death (Feb. 1831) of Jeremiah Evarts, Esq., who


By Moses STUART, Associate Professor of Sacred Literature of the Institution at Andover. Fourth Edition, reprinted with the corrections of the Author. 8vo. Pp. 248.

Oxford : D. A. Talboys. We happen to know that Mr. Talboys has printed this edition of Professor Stuart's Hebrew Grammar with his entire concurrence, and that an arrangement has been made with the worthy and learned professor for a share in the profits which may accrue from its sale. As the work has been superintended in its progress through the press by Mr. Pauli, professor of the Hebrew and Chaldean languages, and the Rev. J. Jones, of Christ Church; it may, we think, be taken for granted that it is distinguished by a considerable measure of accuracy.

When the public are informed that Mr. Stuart has re-written some parts of this edi. tion of his grammar, four, and even seven, times over, for the purpose of simplifying all its details, it will come before them with very powerful recommendations. For our own part, from the little knowledge we have acquired of the Hebrew language, we regard this grammar as a desideratum to the students of Oriental literature. It is full without being tedious; but there is no pretence, on the part of the author, of conveying a correct knowledge of the language to any who will not be content to labour with diligence and zeal for its acquirement. We beg to recommend this beautiful edition to all the lovers of Hebrew literature.


VATIONS ON THE New TestAMENT OF Our LORD AND Saviour Jesus Christ, wherein the sacred text is at large recited, the sense explained, and the instructive example of the blessed Jesus, and his holy Apostles, to our imitation recommended. The whole designed to encourage the reading of the Scriptures in private families, and to render the daily perusal of them profitable and delightful. By William Burkitt, M. A., late Vicar and Lecturer of Dedham, in Essex. 2 vols, 8vo. pp. 1657.

James Dinnis, Paternoster Row. This is the first time, we believe, that Burkitt's Commentary has appeared in octavo, and at the cheap rate of eighteen shillings: The typography and paper are highly credit: able to the publisher; and we doubt not the work, in its present form, will meet with general encouragement. We cannot say that such a writer as Burkitt deserves to oco

cupy a first rank among commentators; but we are far from despising him ; and we know that many clergymen of the Church of England are in the constant habit of consulting him. We wish this beautiful edition success.

among those women of genius who have conferred honour on their country, and shed lustre on their sex.

There is a strength of conception, a fertility of imagination, a purity of sentiment, and withal a fine flow of language, about this poem, which cannot fail to gratify the taste, and to improve the heart. Never did we see the virtue of a mother's name so forcibly exhibited. We happen to know that the favourable opinion we have expressed of this volume, has been fully borne out by the testimony of one, at least, of the most disa tinguished poets of the age. Christian families may put this poem into the hands of their daughters, without any fear of tainting their morals, or vitiating their imaginations.


D. D., of Albany, United States of
America. pp. 248.

Religious Tract Society. These Letters will be found an invaluable present to any young lady; and if presented by a parent their value will be greatly enhanced. They are twelve in number.-1. Introductory. 2. Early Friendships. 3. Education - General Directions. 4. Education- Various Branches. 5. EducationDomestic Economy. 6. General Reading. 7. Independence of Mind. 8. Forming the Manners. 9. Conversation. 10. Amusements. 11. Intercourse with the World. 12. Marriage. 13. Forming Religious Sentiments. 14. Proper mode of Treating Religious Error. 15. Practical Religion. 16. Self-Knowledge. 17. Self-Government. 18. Humility. 19. Devotion. 20. Christian Benevolence. 21. Christian Zeal. 22. Improvement of Time. 23. Preparation for Death. Sermons to Young People. — 1. Awaking to Religion. 2. Embracing Religion. We can speak of these Letters in terms of unqualified approbation. They are pious, eloquent, and persuasive.

MATERNAL SKETCHES ; with other Poems. By Eliza RUTHERFORD. 12mo. pp. 176.

Holdsworth and Ball. We are more than wearied, we are even disgusted with much of the poetry of the day. Our shelves groan beneath the pressure of volumes, which have scarcely any other pretensions to poetry than that which meets the eye at the first glance, and which distin. guishes the form of their pages from that of a prose composition. Indeed, so much are we shocked at the vanity of some people imagining themselves poets, that we have almost ceased to look with expectation, in this degenerate age, to the poetic muse! This feeling, we doubt not, may lead us occasionally 10 overlook a work of real merit ; and where we are guilty of such injustice, we shall greatly regret it.

We are thankful that circumstances, which, if disclosed, would in no way interest the public, directed our attention to the unpretending volume now on our table-a volume which reminds us more of Beattie's “ Minstrel,” and of Campbell's “ Pleasures of Hope.” than any effusion of the poetic muse we have yet seen; a volume which, if we do not greatly mistake, will rank the fair authoress

WORKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED. 1. The Self-Existence of Jehovah Pledged for the Future Revelation of his Glory to all Nations ; a Sermon, preached before the London Missionary Society, at the Tabernacle, Moorfields, on Wednesday Eveving, the 9th May, 1832. By John Morison, D. D., Minister of Trevor Chapel, Brompton. Westley and Davis.

2. Sermons, intended for the use of Families, or to be read in Villages. Second Series. By W. GARTHWAITE. 8vo. 7s.6d. This volume of sermons is well fitted for extensive 11:efulness in the way proposed by the Author. The simple, impressive, pointed, and unostentatious method porsned by him reminds us powerfully of Mr. Burder's justly popular Village Sermons.

3. The Change Necessary for the Enjoyment of Heaven ; a Sermon, occasioned by the death of William Lacon. By John KELLY. With a brief Memorial, by J. B. Williams, Esq., LL.D., F.S.A. 18mo. pp. 84. Holdsworth and Ball. This is a most tender and instructive memorial of one whose course, thongh short, was brilliant, and who has left behind him, in a large circle of friends, recollections never to be effaced. We thank Mr. Kelly and Dr. Williams for their respective services: the one for his able Sermon, and the other for his valuable Memoir.

4. Harveian Oration for 1832; being the Discourse read before the Harveian Society of Edinburgh, on the fifteenth anniversary of its institution. By RICHARD HUIE, M.D.; Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, of the Medico-chirurgical Society, and of the Society of the Scottish Antiquaries ; President of the Harveian Society; and Surgeon of the Magdalene Asylum. This is an ingenious essay, full of information on a variety of subjects interesting to the lovers of medical science. As Dr. Huie is a decided friend of evangelical truth, and one of our most steady and valuable contributors, we are truly glad to see him taking such a high standing in the medical literatnre of his native city. Such men never touch on subjects connected with general science without subserving the general interests of Christianity:

5. A Plan of Church Reform. By LORD HENLEY. 8vo. Those of the Church of England who wish to contribute their honest aid to the preservation of that Institution will do well to read this able pamphlet, which contains a complete scheme of church reform, Lord Henley, like every other wise advocate of the national church, would have all the bishops out of the House of Lords.

6. The Moral Obligations connected with Ta lent and Science; A Lecture, delivered before the members of the Chichester Mechanics' Institution, on Wednesday Evening, March 28, 1832. By JOHN DAVIES, B. D. Rector of St. Pancras, Chichester; and Member of the Royal Society of Literature.

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