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cluding Dissertation involves in it an
Again, in Rev. xxii. 1. we meet with
In several places the expressions "God and the Lamb" occur. Dr. T.
by considering the term, "the Lamb," as a proper name, and not an attributive, (with what correctness we do not here stop to enquire,) dexterously gets over such verses, by considering them as applying only to one person. Yet in his manner of explaining them, we cannot help noticing that we think he is not quite consistent with himself. For instance: he tells us that apvío (the Lamb) is no attributive-it is a proper name. But if so, in those passages where xa0nuevos or ads occur, connected with apvíos by the copulative xa, it would be proper to nullify the conjunction altogether; thus reading," to him that sitteth upon the throne, the Lamb," rather than, "to him who sitteth upon the throne, and who is the Lamb;" for, according to the latter mode of reading, the appellation "the Lamb," has certainly more the appearance of an attributive than a proper name, into which our author resolves it.
glorious consummation, and the mysterious counsels of the most High respecting the Christian dispensation, shall be for ever closed in judgment— all these things conspire to render this book the most difficult portion of the New Testament writings. An illustration of it, therefore, must be regarded as a subject worthy of the noblest faculties which the Creator ever bestowed on man. In this good work, Dr. Tilloch might have been a successful labourer, could he have contented himself with thinking on some points with those that have gone before him. But straining after originality, on almost every topic that comes in his way, he has, in our opinion, completely failed in his object. His criticisms are much too arbitrary and violent-they overshoot the mark, as we think we have shewn in various instances in the course of our Review; and we deeply regret that he should have given us so much occasion to doubt his soundness, in certain articles of the faith once delivered to the saints.
THE MODERN TRAVELLER.
being in the dative case? And at p. 316,
searches of European Travellers during the "The extensive and indefatigable relast five-and-twenty years, in almost every country of the globe, have given in some instances quite a new aspect to our maps, and have furnished the most important
it is so from the very nature of its sub-accessions to geographical science. They ject, which is not only prophetical, but have at the same time equally extended prophecy in its sublimest strains. The our acquaintance with the physical habits, figurative language in which the visions political institutions, and domestic man
of the Apocalypse are delivered-theners of the several nations of both hemispheres, some of which were previously known only by name. The Travels, for example, of Clarke, Dodwell, Eustace, and Hughes, in Europe; of Morier, Elphinley, Kinneir, and Porter, in Asia; of Belstone, Buchanan, Fraser, Pottinger, Ousezoni, Lord Valentia, Burckhardt, and Richardson, in Egypt and the adjacent countries; of Lewis and Clarke, Pike and
variety of symbols under which the events are presignified-the extent of its prophetic information, which, commencing with the setting up of Christ's kingdom in the world, carries us down the stream of time to that period of awful expectation when the great plan of divine grace shall be brought to a
The Modern Traveller; or a Popular
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James, in North America; and of Humboldt, in Mexico; and of many others, too numerous to mention; comprise an immense mass of curious and valuable information, diffused through costly works, inaccessible to the generality of our readers, and forming collectively a moderate library. The transactions of the various Missionary Societies, also, include a very considerable portion of novel information of a strictly geographical and scientific kind, frequently presenting to us savage and uncivilized man, under a new and interesting aspect.
designed to be of a popular and useful,
"With a view to compress this fund of entertaining matter within narrower limits, different collections have been made of the more popular works, on a reduced scale. The series of voyages and travels published in 1800 by Dr. Mavor, extended to no fewer than twenty-eight volumes; and were the collection brought down to the present date, more than twice as many on the same plan would be insufficient to include the works of reputation which have since appeared. Pinkerton's collection forms seventeen volumes in quarto. But, besides the objection to such collections, which arises from their bulk and costliness, they are necessarily liable to that of incompleteness. Some of the best works are the exclusive copyright of individuals. Others, which may be of too scientific a character to be generally interesting, or which may be excluded as of inferior merit, From this extract, our readers will be contain details of the most important kind. enabled to form a tolerably correct estiAnd there is this further objection to col-mate of what this publication is intended lections, that, in giving the journals of to be. Two Parts only have yet made more travellers than one over the same their appearance; and considering these territory, repetition is inevitable;` and as a fair specimen of what are to follow, sometimes conflicting statements occur, we feel ourselves fully warranted to which require to be investigated, in order pronounce it an undertaking, which to determine which is the more correct, or merits the patronage of the public at how far they may be reconciled. large. We have seldom met with a recommendatory qualities. The paper, publication which combines so many the print, and the embellishments, are given in a style of corresponding excel
"To obviate these difficulties, and, at the same time, realize the object of compressing and arranging this various mass of in formation in a popular form, it is proposed to publish a digested account of each
separate country, comprising its geogra-lence; and yet these are among the least important of its useful properties. The materials are judiciously selected, and skilfully arranged; the itinerary commences at one extremity of a country, and is continued to the other, till it exhibits a complete description of the whole territory. Thus the reader is presented with the observations and impressions of the travellers at each particular place, generally in their own
phical features, its manners, customs, polity, &c. as they may be gathered from the collective works of the best English and Foreign travellers. The labour employed in such analysis will obviously be immense, and the cost of the materials considerable; but the Proprietors have resolved to spare neither pains nor expense to render the work as comprehensive and complete as possible-so that it may form, in fact, a depository for the collective
stores of our modern explorators and topo-words, with the most striking incidents by which their route was diversified. But its crowning virtue to many will be, its extraordinary cheapness! The two Parts now before us, comprise the whole
graphers; and present, if the expression may be allowed, a series of cosmoramic views of the actual state of the various countries. The publication is obviously
fluence; otherwise, we should think the system must eventually perish in its own corruption.
MATTHEW HENRY AT HACKNEY, &c.
In the work before us the venerated "Matthew Henry" is summoned from the shades, made to revisit the scene of his former labours, and behold what desolations have been made in the church. Placed in the pulpit he once occupied, he delivers a warning lecture, summing up and exhibiting as he proceeds, the early opinions respecting the Deity of Christ, not only from the Prophetic and Rabbinical writings, but as they were traditionally and symbolically preserved in the mythology of all the ancient heathen nations.
Matthew Henry at Hackney. To which are added, Strictures on the Unitarian Writings of the Rev. Lant Carpenter, LL.D. 8vo. pp. 136, 4s. 6d. SOCINIANISM is such an ill-disguised sort of infidelity, that it seems scarcely deserving of half the pains employed in its refutation. No serious Christian, we should think, could be in any danger from a creed which not only leaves out, but which finds no substitute for, the great doctrines of Christianity. It denies to us a Saviour, without proffering the intercession of the saints; and takes away the cross, without so much as giving us a crucifix in its stead. It desolates the sanctuary of its altar, of its priest, and of the atoning blood; leaving the guilty without_pardon, and the dying without hope. It lays waste the inheritance of Him who is appointed heir of all things; converts the church of God into a heathen temple, and fills it with the priests of paganism. There may, indeed, be some who lay hold on the skirts of such a system, to take away the reproach of open or avowed unbelief; but it seems impossible that any real Christian should have any fellowship, any sympathy at all with it. It has moreover been so completely vanquished and put to flight, first by Horsley, then by Fuller, afterwards by Wardlaw, by Bevan, and Pye Smith, that nothing remains but a company of fugitives, who have fled like the Benjamites before the men of Judah.
But if, as the Author of this classical and elegant pamphlet believes, these enemies of the Christian faith are still active in their endeavours to "corrupt our Encyclopædias, our Reviews, our Travels, and spread the effluvia through our reading rooms and public libraries," 114, be reason for his having prepared a little nitric acid for purifying the atmosphere within its in
The next section consists of a Critical Examination of the Unitarian Version of the New Testament, so far at least as concerns the doctrine of the Trinity, the Deity of Christ, and the Atonement. The mis-translation and evident corruption of a number of passages are ably exposed; and though the writer has not always succeeded in placing his remarks in juxtaposition, they discover considerable learning and acuteness.
The testimonies of the early Christian Fathers then follow; and the pamphlet closes with some pointed Strictures on the Writings of Dr. Carpenter, which we esteem the ablest portion of the work. The anonymous author, whom we suspect to be a layman, is entitled to commendation for learning and ability so zealously devoted to the cause of truth, and for the entertaining and instructive performance which we have now the pleasure of introducing to our readers.
anonymous Editor has selected those parts of the writings of the above mentioned authors, which place their sentiments in the most striking point of view; and we can safely say, that the arguments in support of the foregoing doctrines are stated with greater force in this little volume, than will be easily found any where else in so small a compass. The publication issues from the Edinburgh press; and we learn from the Preface, that it has been occasioned by the discovery, that more than usual zeal has been manifested of late to introduce the doctrines of Socinus into the Northern Metropolis. As an antidote to the poison of Socinianism, we certainly think this manual has considerable merit; and we cordially recommend it for dissemination in those parts of the country, where these souldestructive principles particularly prevail. We have only further to add, that Mr. Maclaurin's matchless Sermon, on glorying in the Cross of Christ, is given by way of Appendix to the volume.
appeal to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, at their Annual Meeting in the ensuing month of May, where it will receive its final adjudication. To this meeting, the friends of Reform in Scotland are looking forwards with no little portion of anxiety; and in the meantime, they are quite upon the alert to enlighten the public mind, by exposing the monstrous abuses to which the practice of holding pluralities has never failed to give rise. On this subject, the two pamphlets mentioned at the head of this article will be found interesting; but Mr. Burn "Buiks," may almost be said to exhaust the subject, and we strongly recommend it to the attentive perusal of such of our readers as have leisure and inclination to examine it. Did our columns admit of it, we could produce some highly interesting extracts, but we are compelled to forego the pleasure. Should our good friends in the North succeed in carrying their point on the present occa sion, they will establish a precedent which may probably stimulate the good people on this side the Tweed, to set hic labor! hoc opus est!! Such an unabout cleansing the Augean stable! But dertaking in England would be too vast for any power short of Omnipotence
ART. I. A Speech delivered before the Synod of Glasgow and Ayr, on the 15th of October, 1823, in the case of Principal MFarlane, on the Subject of Pluralities. By THOMAS CHALMERS, D.D. With a Preface by Stevenson M'Gill, D.D. Glasgow, Chalmers and Collins, and Whitakers, London. pp. 24,8vo. pr. 6d. ART. II. An Appeal to all classes, on the subject of Church Patronage in Scotland: with a plan for its amendment, [q. abolition!] Glasgow, Chalmers and Collins, and Whitakers, London. pp. 40, ART. III. Plurality of Offices in the Church
Memoirs of Mrs. Elizabeth A. Ulyat, of Sutton Street, Nicholas, Lincolnshire : extracted from her Diary and Letters. To which is added, a Sermon on occasion of her death. By THOMAS ROGERS. Boston, Printed, and Sold by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, London. pp. 130, 18mo. pr. 1s. 6d. bds. 1823. THOUGH We are not partial to auto
of Scotland Examined, with a particular reference to the case of the very Reverend
Dr. McFarlane, Principal of the Uni-biography, we may nevertheless report versity of Glasgow. By the REV. that the subject of this Memoir, appears ROBERT BURNS, Minister of St. George's to have been "a decidedly pious chaChurch, Paisley. Glasgow, Chalmers racter," ," as the fashionable phrase goes. and Collins, and Whittakers, London. Of Mr. Rogers's Sermon we can speak pp. 300, 12mo. pr. 3s. 6d. bds. 1824. with greater confidence as to its useful IN our Magazine for December, 1823, tendency. The text is 2 Tim. i. 12." For (See Vol. IX. p. 389.) we announced the I know whom I have believed," &c. and proceedings of the Presbytery of Glas- he has given a scriptural and able illus gow, on the motion for inducting Dr. tration of the words, demonstrating that M'Farlane into the ministry of the High faith in Christ is the best preservative Church of that city on which occasion against the fear of death. In reading it the motion was negatived. The case we were strongly reminded of the style of next proceeded to the Synod of Glasgow preaching of our late valued friend, Mr. and Ayr, where it was again discussed, Abraham Austin-a name, we believe, and again negatived by a majority of dear to Mr. Rogers, and certainly dear five votes. Dr. M'Farlane has still an to ourselves.