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THE

CHRISTIAN EXAMINER

AND

GENERAL REVIEW.

VOL. XXII.

THIRD SERIES, VOLUME IV.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY JAMES MUNROE AND COMPANY.

LONDON:
ROWLAND HUNTER, AND R. J. KENNETT, YORK ST., COVENT GARDEN.

CAMBRIDGE PRESS:

METCALF, TORRY, AND BALLOU.

OF

VOL. XXII. – THIRD SERIES, VOL. IV.

27

No. 1,
ART. I. Dramas. By JOANNA Baillie.

1 Art. II. — The Question of Expediency.

13 Art. III. - Text-Book of Ecclesiastical History. By J. C. I.

GIESELER. Translated from the third German Edition,

by Francis CUNNINGHAM. Art. IV. - A Harmony of the Gospels. By Lant CarPENTER, LL. D., Minister of the Gospel.

43 Art. V. - Poems. By WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT. Fourth Edition.

59 Art. VI. — The Sunday School. A Discourse pronounced

before the Sunday School Society. By WILLIAM E.
CHANNING.

68 Art. VII. - The Young Lady's Friend. By a Lady. 90 Art. VIII. — Remarks on the Four Gospels. By W. H. FURNESS.

101 NOTICES AND INTELLIGENCE. · Robinson's Greek and En

glish Lexicon of the New Testament. Brownson's
New Views of Christianity, Society, and the Church.
- Carey's Memoir of William Carey, D. D., late Mis-
sionary to Bengal. - The Complete Poetical Works
of William Wordsworth: together with a Description
of the Country of the Lakes in the North of England,
now first published with his Works.- New Publica-
tions.

124 EDITORIAL NOTICE.

184

No. II. Art. I. — The Young Man's Friend. By A. B. Muzzer. 137 Art. II. - Notices of the Rev. Bezaleel Howard, D.D., of

Springfield ; being the Substance of the Rev. Mr. Pea

body's Discourse at his Interment, February 22, 1837. 157 ART. III. -'H KAINH AIAOHKH. The Greek Testa

mnent, with English Notes, Critical, Philological, and

Exegetical. By the Rev. S. T. BLOOMFIELD, D. D. 170 ART. IV. Cours de Droit Naturel, professé à la Facultié

des Lettres de Paris, par M. TH. Jouffror. Premiere
partie.

181 Art. V. - 1. Mammon ; or, Covetousness the Sin of the

Christian Church. By Rev. JOHN HARRIS.
2. An Essay on the Sin and the Evils of Covetousness ;

and the Happy Effects which would flow from a spirit
of Christian Benevolence. By Thomas Dick, LL, D.

3. The Philosophy of Benevolence. By PARACELSUS
Church, A. M.

218 Art. VI. — 1. Schiller's Song of the Bell. Translated for

the Boston Academy of Music. By S. A. Eliot.
2, Song of the Bell. From SCHILLER. American
Monthly Magazine for January, 1837.

235 Art. VII. — Physical Theory of Another Life. By the AuTHOR OF NATURAL HISTORY OF ENTHUSIASM.

245 ART. VIII. – History of Worcester, Massachusetts. By WILLIAM Lincoln.

254 NOTICES AND INTELLIGENCE. - Robinson's Hebrew and Eng

lish Lexicon. Morgridge's True Believer's Defence.

Unitarianism in England. — The Church of England. - Specimens of Foreign Standard Literature. 265

No. III. Art. I. - Clerical Studies: being the Substance of a Dissertation read before an Association of Ministers.

273 ART. II. The Miracles of Jesus

283 ART. III. — The Evidences of the Genuineness of the Gospels. By ANDREWS Norton. Vol. I.

821 ART. IV. Memoir of the Rev. Bernard Whitman. By Jason WHITMAN.

344 ART. V. - The Elements of Moral Science. By FRANCIS WAYLAND, D.D.

364 ART. VI. — Miriam ; A Dramatic Poem.

382 ART. VII. - 1. The Duties of Hard Times. A Sermon

preached to the First Church, on Sunday Morning,

April 28, 1837. By its Minister, N. L. FroTHINGHAM.
2. Views of Duty adapted to the Times. A Sermon

preached at Portsmouth, N. H., May 14, 1837. By
ANDREW P. PEABODY, Pastor of the South Church and

Parish.
3. The Temptations of the Times. A Discourse deliv-

ered in the Congregational Church in Purchase Street,
on Sunday Morning, May 7, 1837. By GEORGE Rip-

LEY, Pastor of that Church.
4. The Hard Times. A Discourse delivered in the Sec-

ond Unitarian Church, and also in the First Parish
Church, Portland, Sunday, January 1, 1837. By
JASON WHITMAN.

392 NOTICES AND INTELLIGENCE. - Fox's Ministry of Jesus

Christ. - Cole's Meditations for the Sick. — Haven's
Historical Address. Noyes's New Translation of the
Hebrew Prophets. Vol. II.

406

Index.

409

THE

CHRISTIAN EXAMINER.

No. LXXIX.

THIRD SERIES - No. X.

MARCH, 1837.

ART. I. - Dramas, by JOANNA BAILLIE. In Three Volumes.

8vo. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, & Co. 1836.

We are now in possession of no less than seven volumes of Joanna Baillie's Dramas ; – the three volumes of plays on the Passions, which were published some years ago, a volume of miscellaneous plays, and the volumes before us. This collection may easily be called the richest gift which has been made to English dramatic literature in the present age ; and we believe, that there are many who would not charge us with extravagance,

if we were to say, that it is the richest which has been ever made to it, excepting the unapproached donation of the plays of Shakspeare. In offering such an opinion, we enter not into the question of individual genius. We remember the works, -a large portion indeed of which we should not grieve to forget, -of Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher, Massinger, Otway, and others. But, regarding both quantity and quality, intellectual elevation and moral influence, truth of substance and beauty of form, and holding a fair balance both of merits and defects, we hesitate not to place the name of this lady above even those distinguished names. However some of those writers

may

have excelled her in the graces of poetry and the flashes of intellect, there is a sustained dignity, a pure loftiness in her muse, which, with other attributes of power and beauty, entitle her to the precedence. But, if the charge of extravaVOL. XXII. - 30. s. VOL. IV. NO. I.

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