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Memoirs of the Jacobites, by Mrs. Thompson. Vol. III.

book-the binding of Satan, and the consequent prosperity of the church for a thousand years, the SELECT LIST OF RECENT PUBLICATIONS. foosing again of that arch-enemy, and the war with Gog and Magog,-these parts are all explained as referring to more distant events, which are to precede the resurrection, the judgment, and the final blessedness of the redeemed. It is admitted that the first and second visions may be regarded as symbolical of the fall of Anti-christian powers, subsequent to the fall of pagan Rome; but it is maintained that the first Christians understood these visions as referring primarily to Jerusalem and to the power of the Caesars, and that such was the meaning of the Divine Spirit. Papal Rome, accordingly, is not an object of special reference in the Apocalypse.

Mr. Stuart has published this exposition with the manifest expectation that in not a few quarters it will prove startling and unwelcome. And, certainly, this is not the view taken of the Apocalyptic visions by the majority of expositors in America or in England. During several generations the stream of interpretation has flowed in the channel marked out for it by Mede, Vitringa, and Newton-the Antichrist of the Apocalyse being eminently the papal system, and the purport of the book being to depict in perspective the history of the church, and the history of the world so far as bearing on the fate of the church. But Mr. Stuart's theory, though it is not this one, is by no means a novelty. The substance of it may be seen in an extended and elaborate article on the 'Revelation in Kitto's Cyclopedia, from the pen of Dr. Davidson. But it was not left to Dr. Davidson, any more than to Mr. Stuart, to be a discoverer on this ground, the same views in substance having been broached long before by Grotius, Hammond, Le Clerc, and others, as may be seen in Mr. Stuart's own Historical Sketch of the Exegesis of the Apocalypse.'

We hope to take up the subject of prophecy generally ere long, and may then have occasion to recur to Professor Stuart's book; in the mean while we commend his volumes to the candid consideration of our readers.

Lectures on the Pilgrim's Progress, and the Life
and Times of John Bunyan. By Rev. George
B. Cheever, D. D. 8vo. pp. 182. Fullarton and
Co., London, 1845.

Life of the Rt. Hon. George Canning, by Robert Bell, 8vo.

The miscellaneous works of Sir James Mackintosh. Edited by his son. 3 vols. 8vo.

M. P., edited by his son.
Life and Speeches of Daniel O'Connell,
Vol. I.
The Eternal; or the attributes of Jeho-
vah. By Robert Philips. 12mo.
Thoughts on Animalcules, by G. A.
Small 4to.


Lives of the Kings of England, by Thomas Roscoe, Esq. Vol. I. comprising William the Conqueror.

Confessions of a Pretty Woman, by Miss


America, its Realities and Resources, by F. Wyse. 3 vols. 8vo.

The second volume of Lord Brougham's
lives of Men of Letters, comprising Dr.
Johnson, Adam Smith, Lavoisier, Gibbon,
Sir J. Banks, and D'Alembert.

Travels of Lady Esther Stanhope. 3 vols.
The Great Salvation, by the Rev. Robt.

Life and Times of Rt. Hon. Henry Grattan. Vol. V.

Bishop Heber and the Indian Missions, by Rev. James Chambers.

Marston, or the Soldier and Statesman, by Rev. Dr. Croly. 3 vols.

Industrial History of Free Nations, by
W. Tonens McCullough. 2 vols.
Sketches of English Character, by Mrs.
Gore. 2 vols.
Philosophy of Magic, Prodigies, and Ap-
parent Miracles, by A. T. Thompson, M. D.
2 vols.

Memoirs of a Femme de Chambre, by
Countess Blessington. 3 vols.
Life at the Water Cure, or a Month at
Malvern, by Richard J. Lane.

Lives of Twelve Eminent Judges of the present century, by W. C. Townsend.

Coleridge, speaking, in his Aids to Reflection, of Bunyan's Hero, has wisely said, 'The fears, the hopes, the remembrances, the anticipations, the inward and outward experience, the belief and faith of a Christian, form of themselves a philosophy and a sum of knowledge, which a life spent in the grove of Academus or the painted Porch could not have attained or collected.' But most of the persons who have attempted to comment upon Bunyan for the edification of Christians, have made a very sorry business of it, the 2 vols. comment being too often as a cloud upon the text. Dr. Cheever possesses more of the qualifications necessary to this delicate office than any of his predecessors. He has knowledge, imagination, sensibility, piety, and sagacity; and has produced a book not unworthy of its subject. This is saying very much. These lectures have attracted much attention in the United States; we shall be happy to see them become no less popular in Great Britain.


Gerlach Uber den relegiösen Zustand der Anglicanischen Kirche, ihren ver scheidenen, Gliederungen ein Jahre, 1842. Geruberg, A: Die Kirche der Zukunft. Ronge, J.: Neue und doch alte Feinde. Ulmann, Dr. C. Für die Zukunft der Evangelischen Kirche Deutchslands.

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