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Sermons, by George W. Bethune, Minis- growth of the confidence of the people in
ter of the 3d Reformed Dutch Church, themselves at every attempt they made to Philadelphia. Mentz & Kovoudt, 53 resist the innovations of the crown. In the North Third-street, Philadelphia. Sax. double revolution of the dissenters against ton & Miles, New-York.
the state religion, and of the commons This volume of sermons will add to the against the crown, concurring in resistance high reputation of the minister of the Re to the encroachments of a haughty and formed Dutch Church, already esteemed weak Prince, and the dictates of a vain by the religious public as a valuable mem
and harsh Prelate, the national passions' ber of the clergy. The truths set forth are
became gradually aroused, being rather made the more attractive, by the grace of irritated than otherwise by the feeble efstyle, and elegance of composition which forts of the government to enforce its characterize the volume before us. The measures, passed rapidly from resistance perspicuity and force of expression, in
to innovation to innovation on its own which the great truths of the Bible are ut part--and the ancient prerogatives of the tered, are calculated strougly to impress crown were swept away before the sturdy the reader, and convey a strong sense of temper of an aroused people. The interthe moral obligations under which he lies. est and excitement of the story are kept They may be read with pleasure by the up throughout, and the mind of the reader scholar, with instruction by the literary becomes strongly impressed with the im. man,
and with improvement by the moral mense results of that great movement of ist. The volume, which, for fineness of pa- the people, when from centuries of apathy per, and costliness of execution, has been they seemed suddenly to awake to the fact seldom surpassed, may be found at the that they had rights in the government of store of Messrs. Saxton & Miles, and Ro- the nation of which they composed the bert Carter.
body. For ages even the imagination of the
masses had not soared so high as to give History of the English Revolution of them the idea of taking a permanent and
1640, commonly called the Great Rebel positive part in the government. In the arislion, from the accession of Charles 1st tocracy alone, they thought, inhered such to his death. By F. Guizot, the Prime high duties. The long peace of the 16th Minister of France: author of “ History century promoted industry and accumulaof Civilization in Europe,” etc. etc.
ted wealth, wbich conferred self-confidence Translated by William Hazlitt. D. while it demanded greater security, and Appleton & Co., 200 Broadway. 12mo. . James began to experience that passive In presenting this work to the public in
firmness to his encroachments which a neat and exceedingly well printed edi- into active opposition, and whích, ripening
Charles, by his inflexible temper, excited tion, the Messrs. Appleton have conferred a real favor on the lovers of history. The into. Popular passion, before which the writings of M. Guizot are far from being a
privileges of the crown perished, subsecommon possession in this country. He is quently subsided into a calm and dignified more generally and unfavorably known as
consciousness of popular rights, to test the the minister of a treacherous court, who
firmness of which cost the restored house has lately attracted popular attention as
of Stuart its crown. We have little doubt the hardy proposer of the application of but that the work will, by its extensive the European balance of power to the sale, encourage the reproduction of others affairs of America, than as the occupant of of M. Guizoi's historical labors. the professor's chair and the able historian. It may perhaps be a matter of regret that "Sermons Preached in the Chapel of Rugby M. Guizot quitted the occupation of the
School ; with an Address before Corthistorian for ihe chicanery and tergiversa
firmation. By Thomas ARNOLD, D. D. tion of a prime minister in a government
New-York: Appletons.. struggling to keep terms with the growing
Dr. Arnold has become already extenspirit of liberalism among the people on sively known as a man of unusual intellecthe one hand, and with the jealous fears of tual independence and power—as a Chrisallied governments on the other. In the tian of peculiar loveliness, and a most works of M. Guizot there is a comprehen- affectionate character-and as a teacher of sion of views, a consistency and clearness great boldness and remarkable precision of narration, which indicate a full posses of system. The several volumes of his sion of facts, and a deliberate and mature lectures, history, and miscellanies, have digestion of their general results. In the already been noticed by us.
The present work before us, commencing as it does volume, though very modest and unprewith the accession of Charles 1st to the tending, is not of inferior interest in its throne of Great Britain, in 1625, he traces particular line. We may say of him," he with singular clearness and animation, the hath done all things well." Here he is progress of the public mind and the speaking to boys, some of whom were
very young, upon the most important of devote themselves to the work of the all subjects—and, to quote one of his own ministry of the New Testament, make texts, with a slight alteration, “when he themselves acquainted with the Hebrew. is a child, he speaks as a child.” He adopts Perhaps while at College they do, nolens the most simple style of illustration in ex. volens, acquire something of the Hebrew, hibiting Scriptural truths of the highest but usually this slight smattering is soon character, and leaves an impression dis- abandoned, and the common version of the tinct and clear upon the most youthful Old Testament is all which he possesses, mind with which he deals. He complete who pretends to be a man of God, tholy displays the fact, that a man may treat roughly furnished.” But we know no upon the highest topics with success, reason why the Hebrew should not be inamong the most limited minds, if he will cluded as a branch of polite literature. adopt language and illustration suited to There are as many beauties in the Hebrew their capacity and adapted to their own Classics as in the Greek. In beauty, boldexperience. That such a volume as this ness, variety, and richness of figure, ima. will become a popular book, we can hard- gery, and depth of thought and expression, ly expeet; but it will be valuable for a the Hebrew Poets and Sages stand unrihelp to all that large and most important valled. The Greeks were more philosoclass of persons to whom the education of phical, but not more truly learned, nor the young has been entrusted. To their wiser. In the knowledge of nature and hands the country and the church have man, the Greeks never produced a Solocommitted much, and much is expected of mon, and who among their Poets can them. To them we would commend the compete with Isaiah and Jeremiah? As little work before us. It will strike out moral and mental philosophers, we will for them many valuable trains of thought. present Jesus and his Apostles, as compe
titors for the palm and crown, to the whole A complete Hebrew and English Critical civilized world, and they were Hebrew
and Pronouncing Dictionary: On a scholars. Whoever wishes to acquire a new and improved plan. Containing all knowledge of the Hebrew, may now find the words in the Holy Bible, both He- a very convenient help in this Lexicon. . brew and Chaldee; with the vowel points, prefixes and affixes, as they Memoir of the late Reverend Alexander stand in the original texts; together Proudfit, D. D., with selections from his with their derivation, literal and etymo Diary and Correspondence, and recol. logical meaning, as it occurs in every
lections of his life, &c. by his son. By part of the Bible. Illustrated by nume John Forsyth, D. D., of Newburgh. rous citations from the Targums, Tal Harper & Brothers. mud, and Cognate dialects. By W. L. This volume is one of more interest Roy, Professor of Oriental Languages, in than usually attaches to ordinary religious New-York. To which is added, an biographies ; the passages from the private English Index of nearly one hundred diary of the deceased, impart a value to it pages.
Second edition. Leavitt & that will at once commend the work to Trow; Newman ; Colby, &c.
the notice of the Christian reader. Dr. Such is the title of a work lately issued by Proudfit was an efficient minister of the the enterprising firm of Leavitt & Trow. Dutch Reformed Church, in Salem ; his We happen to be acquainted with the exemplary character while living earned author, and consider him well qualified for him the love and esteem of the wise for the task, having for the greater part of ard good, among a large circle of friends his life been devoted to the study and and the public, and his lamented decease, teaching of Oriental Literature. The pre- of which this work is designed to be a face is a condensed summary of the advan- living memento, has cast a halo round his tages, difficulties, and facilities of the study name and memory that savors of the of Hebrew, and shows that kind of ac- upper and better world. We commend quaintance with the language which a this pleasant, pious and profitable volume Teacher would naturally possess. It is to all religious readers, assured they will to be regretted, th it so few of those who be pleased with its contents.
The able article of Hon. C. Cushing, in our last number, by a slight inadvertence, went to press with several typographical errors, of which we designed to have made an errata, but have not the space.