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we doubt the doctrine Mr. Cawood bury Tales (the Prioress's, if we rewould enforce, but his Hebrew scholar- member aright), is founded on this ship. We assert, that wherever the tradition. word Elohim or Aleim is joined to a Apostolical Succession, Every thing else, singular verb, it is never a plural and a few things beside. By Mr. noun, but a compound noun, namely, Bayle. 8vo. pp.94. London: Strange. Al-Eim-God the Essential. On Oxford : Vincent. Penzance: Roddla. the other hand, wherever Aleim oc 1842. curs as one word, and signifies Gods It seems that the Puseyan docin the plural, it is joined to a verb in trines respecting the Apostolical sucthe plural. We have no room to cession have extended even to Pencorroborate this statement here, but zance, the last town in the West of are quite ready to enter the lists with England, and put the innocent natives any scholar in defence of it.

into a great state of excitement. A In a sort of pungency and causticity war of pamphlets and newspaper of sense, and a vehement terseness squibs ensued, among which the preof ratiocination, these sermons of Mr. sent publication is facile princeps. Cawood occasionally remind us of This pamphlet is written in a vein of those of Robert Halí— that prince of keen yet playful irony, which is said modern preachers. And, by the by, to have considerably amused certain it may be interesting to our readers dignities of the Episcopal Bench. Mr. to be informed that about 50 sermons Bayle, under pretence of praising the of Hall, never before published, but Evangelicals and Dissenters, treats taken down in notes by the Rev. them to a regular bastinado ninetyThomas Grinfield, are likely soon to four pages long. make their appearance as a valuable supplement to Hall's collected works.

Scientific. The Conciliator of Manasseh Ben 1s. Animal Magnetism; its History to the rael, a Reconcilement of the Apparent Present Time ; with a brief Account Contradictions of Holy Scripture.

of the Life of Mesmer. 12mo. By a Translated by E. H. Lindo. London: Surgeon. London: Dyer. 1842. 2 vols.

This little sketch of Mesmerism will Mr. Lindo has done himself much well repay perusal. It is written by credit, and rendered much service to a medical gentleman who wishes to literature, by this able translation. be perfectly fair in his statement, and Manasseh, of whom the present vo he is so, for he states both sides of lume contains an etching by Rem- the argument with most eclectic imbrandt, was a Portuguese Jew, born partiality. To do the doctors jus. at Lisbon in the year 1605, and was tice, they retain more of the audi the most learned and voluminous alteram partem spirit than the lawyers author among the Israelites of his and the clergy, who are both of them age. He was a particular friend of considerably perplexed just at preHugo Grotius, and was greatly ad sent with party contests. The aumired by our Cromwell, who, after thor of this manual touches very perusing his plea for the Jews, granted briefly on the more ancient history them some considerable political pri- of animal magnetism, and then hasvileges in this country. He was like- tens to describe its progress under wise dear to Moses Mendelssohn, Mesmer's superintendence. He rewho translated some of his works cords one splendid joke of Mesmer's, into German. When of late the Jews whether he intended it for a joke or of Damascus were accused of offering not. Mesmer recommended a phyhuman sacrifices, the Times newspa sician to bathe his patient in water per printed four columns of Manas- which had been exposed to the sun's seh, in which he shows the falseness rays, and to use river water in preof such charges, which have often ference to spring water. I know been brought against the Hebrews (replied the physician) that river by the jealousy of the Christians. water is sometimes warmed by the One of the best of Chaucer's Canter- sun, but not so much that you are

not frequently obliged to warm it the days that are gone, and every still more, and therefore I do not see young one to prepare him for those why warm spring water should not that are to come. be preferable. Dear Doctor, (an The story is interesting, the chaswered Mesmer,) the cause why all racters well delineated, and the sentithe water which is exposed to the ments and morals of healthy and rays of the sun is superior to all other sound tone. It is profusely illustrated water is because it is magnetized ; with coloured engravings, after drawtwenty years ago I magnetised the ings by Alken, which, though not exsun, &c. &c.

actly such as an artist might approve

of, are exceedingly well suited to those Sporting, &c.

who merely look for a likeness to the The Life of a Sportsman. By Nimrod. things represented.

With Thirty-six Illustrations. By
Henry Alken. Royal 8vo. pp. 402.

Topography. London : Rudolph Ackermann. An Historical and Statistical Account The well known and clever author of the Isle of Man, from the Earliest of this book has here undertaken a Times to the Promulgation of the task which the pursuits of his whole

Tithe Communication Act in 1839, life well qualify him for. He is

with a view of its Ancient Laws, amongst the few gentlemen who have

peculiar Customs, and popular Superbeen able equally to distinguish them

stitions. By Joseph Train, F.S. A., selves in the field as in the study, and

Scot. Part I. 8vo. pp. 186. Doug

las, Isle of Man: J. Quiggin. Lonwho can at the same time come in at

don: Whittaker & Co. the death, and with their pen delineate it to the life.

This is the first portion of a very inThe story, we are told, is half true. teresting though minute portion of half fictitious; and the design of the

the kingdom. It is to be completed author has been not merely to depict

in four parts, and is illustrated by an the life of a sportsman, but to pour

excellent map and some plates. tray the character of an English gen

The Early History is curious, and tleman attached to the sports and

seems to comprise all that can be pastimes of the country. In order

gathered on the subject. The work, to do this, he gives us the sporting

from its antiquarian character, will adventures of a younger brother,

not only be acceptable to the intelliwhose career he traces from rat

gent inhabitant of the island, but to catching to Melton Mowbray,—thetwo

the lovers of history and antiquities, extremes, as it appears, of a sports

wherever they reside. man's existence. The narrative thus embraces a view

Travels, &c. of all the sports now so ardently pur- Newfoundland in 1842. A Sequel to sued by English Gentlemen. The

"The Canadas in 1841." By Sir experience and varied knowledge of

Richard Henry Bonnycastle, Knight, the author have consequently ample

Lieut.-Colonel in the Corps of Royal

Engineers. In 2 vols. post 8vo. pp. room and verge” for display. And

720. London: H. Colburn. any one perusing it carefully will pick up not only a very fair knowledge of These volumes are more pretending the respective sports, but many new than those lately published by Mr. hints and original bits of information. Jukes,-his work being the personal The extensive acquaintance of the narrative of certain attempts to peneauthor with all the prominent sport- trate into the interior, and give ing characters enables him to de- ing a lively and graphic account lineate, in numerous clever sketches, of all the author said and collected, their various characteristics; and to yet not attempting that elaborate introduce innumerable anecdotes. history and estimate of the country Altogether the book is one which it and its inhabitants that the present would seem that every old sportsman does. Still in scientific research will have to refresh his memory of Mr. Jukes may be considered an au

thority, and Sir Richard accordingly ing, and his disregard of appearances, quotes him as such.

he does not seem to be a very highly The contents of this work will cultivated individual; but whatever he give an idea of its character, it may be personally, he has produced being very elaborately divided. Part a very useful book for that numerous 1. Political and General History, 70 class of men who are anxious to see pages; Part 2. Natural History, 210 the Father-land of Goethe and Grimm. pages; Part 3. Physical History, 37 The expenses of travelling are acpages; Part 4. Moral History, 154 curately and clearly detailed, and a pages; Part 5. Political Economy, 57 concise account of all that the class pages; Part 6. Modern Geography, he more particularly appeals to would and Topography, 65 pages. With an desire to see. There is also a great Appendix containing some very in- deal of very excellent advice as to the teresting documents as to the dis- conduct of the traveller, extending covery and early history of the even to points of dress, and contracts island. There are also some pretty with “foreign cabmen." It can hardly illustrations, and an excellent map. be imagined that the book contains

The style is clear, though there is the result of “Eight Weeks on the a little tendency to grandiloquence Continent;" but is rather the producabout it, and occasionally a stiffness tion of an old and shrewd traveller, that seems to betray the effect of who thus points out how much may military training. The quantity of be performed in that time. information collected and condensed, renders it extremely valuable to all in Works of Utility, &c. terested in the colony, and to the general reader as opening an almost

Ryde's Pocket Companion and Ready

Reckoner, peculiarly adapted to Land new region of observation, both as

Surveyors, Laod and Timber Valuers, regards society and physical nature.

Country Gentlemen, Farmers, and Both works must do good, and tend

Stewards; containing the solid Conto excite an interest about a country tent of any Piece of Timber, the which Sir Richard asserts is capable superficial Content of thatching, of becoming a good receptacle for slating, boarding, &c., &c. By Ed. the settler, and which is very impor ward Ryde, Land and Timber Surtant as connected with Canada. Mr. veyor, Sunbury. 18mo. pp. 248. Jukes' account gives a much more London : S. Gilbert. dreary impression of this land of mo- This is a very useful collection of rasses and rocks, than Sir Richard's; tables for calculating the results of the latter affirming that both the soil any of the admeasurements required and the trade may be much improved in country work; such as the meaby care and industry.

suring of land, and any of the operaEight Weeks in Germany; comprising

tions connected with building and Narratives, Descriptions, and Direc

farming. There are also added tions for Economical Tourists. By some convenient tables for valuing The Pedestrian. Fcap 8vo. pp. 384. estates, which must be the result of Edinburgh : White and Co.

great patience, as they appear to be This work is the production of one

all new, and to have been calculated who merely relates the actual experi

by the author specially for the work;

and many of them are not, as far as ences that have befallen him in his excursions, and in so far is exceed

we know, to be found in any other

publication. ingly valuable to those who desire to pursue the same mode of making Elements of Latin Herameters and themselves acquainted with foreign Pentameters. By the Rev. Robt. lands.

Bland. The Sixteenth Edition. 12mo. The Pedestrian seems to be a manly pp. 188. London: Simpkin, Marfellow, endued with a sound mind in shall and Co. a sound body, but in whom the bump This is a reprint of one of the most of locomotion is strongly developed. popular school books of the day. It Judging from his brusquemode of writ- has been from time to time carefully

re-edited, and many improvements say, “ As an additional proof of the introduced upon the original work. improvements which are now in proThe Rudiments of Greek Grammar as

gress in Ireland, we may refer to the

gres used in the College at Eton ; with the

establishment of societies in several of quantity of the Latin and Greek Pe.

the unions for the purpose of diffusing nultimate Vowels, on which the pro information on the subject of agri. nunciation depends; and Explanatory culture, and exciting a spirit of emulaNotes in English, intended to com tion among the farmers, and inducing bine the advantages of Modern Gram them to adopt improved methods of mars with the justly-esteemed and cultivation.” well-established Eton plan. Edited by The Rev. J. Bosworth, D. D., A Hebrew-English, English-Hebrew F.R.S., &c. Fourth Edition. 12mo. Dictionary. By Selig Newman. 8vo. pp. 166.

London : Longman. This is a reprint of a school-book This is the completest of all our Hefastly increasing in circulation, and

brew dictionaries. In the first part by its notes and improvements well all Hebrew words are translated into deserving the popularity it has at. English ; in the second all English tained.

words are translated into Hebrew, Eighth Annual Report of the Poor Law

and that with surprising accuracy. Commissioners, with Appendices. 8vo.

This work and Joseph's English and

Hebrew Lexicon are indispensable to pp. 750. Charles Knight.

the Hebrew scholar. This bulky 8vo. is a decided improvement on the former Reports

The Diurnal Recorder, and Diary of of the Commissioners,-it is more

Obligations, Engagements, and Events, readable and intelligible. In looking

with an Almanack, and a variety of over it, we have been led to entertain

other important and useful informamore cheering views of the ameliora

tion for 1843. Various sizes. Lontion of our workhouse system than

don : Longman and Co. many of our cotemporaries. The This series of Diaries contain very Commissioners, as appears by their extensive and useful improvements Report, are at length discovering the upon the class of works to which importance of what is called the they belong, preserving all the valuwork or labour test, on the Pauline able features of the old Diaries, and principle, “if any man refuses to substituting for the less useful porwork, neither let him eat," in itself tions of their contents a mass of ina vast improvement in pauper eco formation of the highest utility, arnomy.

ranged with much skill and very The statement of the Commis- judiciously selected, omitting nothing sioners occupies 66 pages, the rest in the least degree material; yet, of the volume consisting of illustra- without the introduction of any thing tive documents. In page 21 the superfluous. It has long been proCommissioners say very discreetly,

verbial that Diaries are amongst the “ The most obvious and generally most popular publications, and there applicable rule is the exaction of certainly is no difficulty in accountlabour in return for relief, without ing for this, as the following obserthe reception of the persons relieved vations of the compiler in his preface into the workhouse. The Commis have very evidently shown :-“ From sioners have always recommended a the humblest mechanic to the most resort to this work or labour test dignified public functionary, every where the workhouse test could not man in England gives hourly proof be employed.”

how much he feels that his existence It appears that in Ireland the depends upon being up to his time; poor-house system has been very and, therefore, a record of engageadvantageously connected with agri. ments has become a necessary of life, cultural societies, according to the while a journal of by-gone transacrules of industrial economy.

tions is scarcely less important; for it In page 64, the Commissioners has passed into a proverb, that the trustiest guide to the future, is a Whittaker and Co. Royal 8vo. pp.

160. clear and exact view of the past." We have examined this series of The two parts of this translation now Diaries with considerable attention, published comprise the entire text of and have found them fully to realise the original, leaving for the next, and the undertakings and professions we presume concluding part, the illuswhich are set forth in their preface; trative matter and the critical disfor they are truly a set of books for quisitions, which the author has all sorts and conditions of men thrown together in the form of an They are suited for the accounts and Appendix. Having on the appearance undertakings of the tradesman, the of Part I. offered our tribute of affairs of the commercial traveller, praise to Ranke's admirable labours, the notes of the physician, the me and borne testimony to the very cremoranda of the lawyer, the regimen ditable manner in which their result tal business of the adjutant or the has been made accessible to all paymaster, the parochial concerns of classes of English readers by the the rector and churchwarden, the offi present edition, we need but say of cial routine of the public servant, the Part II. that it is fully entitled to the record of any series of studies or same measure of encomium as that transactions, the professional arrange elicited from us by its predecessor. ments of all who have money to make, We have noticed, as a distinctive and the pleasurable engagements feature of this edition, that the exof all who have money to spend. It tracts from original authorities given is, moreover, a most convenient hand in the foot notes, if their contents do book of reference upon all matters of not happen to be inserted in the ordinary occurrence, such as stamps, text, are invariably accompanied by taxes, customs, funds, banking, and translations. How useful this must post office regulations, railroads, fairs, be to the majority of readers, will be tides, and public holidays, terms, manifest when we state, that of the circuits, &c. After the most careful extracts thus translated, the far perusal of their contents, we believe greater part are in various dialects it will be found that they are deficient of Italian, and the rest either French, in no good quality by which works Spanish, Latin, or Low German. of this class ought to be distin The work is, indeed, a truly vaguished, and are extended by seve luable addition to the libraries of ral striking and original improve that large reading class who are ments.

compelled to study economy; and Ranke's History of the Popes, their

those who do not will find it a handChurch and State in the Sixteenth

some as well as a cheap book. and Seventeenth Centuries, translated

We earnestly hope the same judifrom the last edition of the German, cious course will be pursued with by Walter K. Kelly, Esq. B. A. respect to the Appendix, where it is Part II. Popular Library. London, still more imperatively called for.

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