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*HISTORY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH; from the Ascension of Jesus Christ to the Conversion of Constantine. By the late
EDWARD BURTON, D.D.
EVERY history is more or less employed in detailing the different forms which Religion has assumed, and the conduct of persons acting under religious impressions; and every reader may derive instruction from the facts of this nature which are contained in the records of past ages; but the History of the Church is the History of Truth:-it descants upon the progress of a Religion which, undoubtedly, came from Heaven, and which is, undoubtedly, the only religion by which we can hope to go to Heaven. This at once gives to the History of the Church an importance above every other study.
The EARLY CHRISTIANS; their MANNERS and CUSTOMS, TRIALS and SUFFERINGS. By the Rev. W. PRIDDEN, M.A.
4s. To give to any Christian who has been taught to read his Bible some correct ideas of the state of the Church of Christ, in the times that immediately followed the death of the Apostles; to show by various accounts and passages, taken from writers of credit, some of the particular customs, ways of life, and habits of thinking, common among the first believers in our holy Religion; to point out also in what respects the Church of England has followed them; in a word, to impart a general knowledge of the character of the Early Christians during their gradual, but yet rapid, increase, from a mere handful of despised and persecuted men to a vast multitude scattered over nearly all the earth;-such are the chief objects of this little work.
THE BOOK OF THE FATHERS; containing the LIVES of CELEBRATED FATHERS of the Christian Church, and the
Spirit of their Writings.
Ir is from the writings of those men, affectionately and justly styled the "Fathers of the Church," that treasures of thought, of morality, of doctrine, and of historical facts, have been drawn by succeeding ages. *** * There are various causes why the works, and even the names, of the Early Fathers, are almost unknown to many Christians. * * * *To Protestant readers, one great cause, perhaps the most powerful of all, exists, and that is, the corruptions introduced into the Roman Catholic Church, in later ages, on the pretended basis of their authority; the legends and miracles, interpolated with the narratives of their lives and deaths, and the perversion or exaggeration of their opinions.
THE ANGLO-SAXON CHURCH; its HISTORY, REVENUES, and General Character. By the Rev. HENRY SOAMES, M.A., Author of the History of the Reformation.
A HISTORY OF POPERY; containing an Account of the Origin, Growth, and Progress of the Papal Power; its Political Influence in the European States-System, and its Effects on the Progress of Civilization. To which are added, an Examination of the Present State of the Romish Church in Ireland; a brief History of the Inquisition; and Specimens of Monkish Legends.
THE design of this work is to trace the origin and growth of the temporal power of the popes, and its effects on the political and social system of Europe. Doctrinal controversy is avoided, and popery is chiefly considered in its relation to civilization, and the progress of knowledge. The authority which the Romish Church long held over the minds and actions of men, and the incessant efforts made to resume that power, render it of importance that all should know how such influence was acquired, and how exercised.
HISTORY of the CHURCH of ENGLAND, to the REVOLUTION 1688. By THOMAS VOWLER SHORT, D.D.
NEW AND IMPROVED EDITION.
In the Press.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH EPISCOPACY, from the Period of the Long Parliament to the Act of Uniformity. By the Rev. THOMAS
PUBLISHED BY JOHN W. PARKER. LONDON.
*THE FAMILY HISTORY OF ENGLAND, by the Rev. G. R. GLEIG, M.A., with an extensive series of PICTORIAL
3 Vols., 6s. 6d. each.
THE main purpose of the FAMILY HISTORY OF ENGLAND has been to unite objects which in such undertakings are not always found to coincide; namely, to render the study of English History not merely instructive, but interesting and amusing. For this purpose, the greatest care has been taken to seize upon all those striking teatures in the detail of events, which not only convey to the mind of the reader a vivid picture of scenes past, but induce him to argue from effects to their causes. While the philosophy of history, therefore, is sedulously taught, it is taught in a manner calculated to gratify both young and old, by affording to the one class ample scope to reflection; to the other, matter that stirs and excites, while it conveys sound moral instruction.
The work is addressed to readers of all ranks and ages. It is eminently adapted for the use of Schools, and will be found not unworthy of perusal by persons more advanced in historical information.
A HISTORY OF LONDON; from its Foundation by the Romans to the Accession of Queen Victoria; with some account of the Progress of its Institutions, and Sketches of the Manners and Customs of the People, from the early Ages. By CHARLES MACKAY.
7s Or the Histories of London which have hitherto appeared, some have been too voluminous and costly for the general reader, and others too exclusively addressed to the mere citizen, the antiquarian, or the traveller. The object of the present Volume is to furnish in a tangible form, and at a small price, a general and popular view of the progress of civilization, and of the origin and progress of those events which have raised London to its present importance. The Work, however, is not confined to a history of events, but contains graphic pictures of the manners and customs of the people, their sports and pastimes at different periods, and the characteristic incidents of their domestic history.
A POPULAR HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION, in Germany, Switzerland, and Great Britain; and of its chief Promoters, Opposers, and Victims. By THOMAS FOX.
THE STUDENT'S MANUAL OF ANCIENT HISTORY: containing Accounts of all the principal Nations of Antiquity. By W. C. TAYLOR, LL.D.
THE design of this work is to supply the student with an outline of the principal events in the annals of the ancient world, and at the same time to lead him to the consideration of the causes that produced the principal revolutions recorded. The geographical position, natural productions, and progress of civilization, in all the great monarchies and republics, have been diligently investigated, and their effect on the fortunes of the state vointed out. Thus the philosophy of history is made to illustrate the narrative without interrupting it.
THE STUDENT'S MANUAL OF MODERN HISTORY, by
the same Author.
In the Press.
The CRUSADERS; SCENES, EVENTS, and CHARACTERS, from the Times of the Crusades. By T. KEIGHTLEY. Two Vols., 11s.
In this work, the Crusaders, the Greeks, Turks, and Saracens of the times of the Crusaders, are set before the view of the reader as they lived, thought, and acted. Their valour, their superstition, their ferocity, their honour, are displayed in as strong a light as the existing historical documents permit, and accurate descriptions and graphic illustrations exhibit the towns and scenery of Syria, and the other countries which were the theatre of the exploits of the Crusaders.
* HISTORY OF MOHAMMEDANISM, and the PRINCIPAL 5s. 6d.
MOHAMMEDAN SECTS. By DR. TAYLOR.
THIS work contains a full account of the Mohammedan traditions respecting the origin of their faith; an account of the political, religious, and social state of the East, when first the doctrines of Islamism were promulgated; a history of Mohammed's life, mainly derived from his own autobiographical notices in the Koran: an original Mohammedan Creed; and the fullest particulars that have yet appeared in English, of the leading sects that divide the Mussulmans.
PUBLISHED BY JOHN W. PARKER, LONDON.
LUTHER and HIS TIMES; a History of the Rise and Progress of the German Reformation. By the Rev. J. E. RIDDLE, M.A.,
Author of First Sundays at Church.
5s. "THE following account of a Pantomime, said to have been acted before the Emperor Charles the Fifth, while attending a Diet at Augsburg, in the year 1530, conveys a striking representation of the German Reformation in its early history and progress. A man clothed in the usual habit of a doctor of divinity, and having the name Capnio (the Greek word for Reuchlin) written on his back, first came upon the scene. He brought with him a bundle of sticks, some crooked and some straight; and having thrown them down in the middle of the room, he went away. He was followed by a second, habited as a secular priest, and marked with the name of Erasmus, who took great pains in endeavouring to put the sticks in order and to make the crooked straight; but, finding that he laboured in vain, he shook his head sorrowfully, and quitted the scene. Then came Dr. Martin Luther, in the dress of a monk: he set fire to the crooked sticks, and, when the flame began to rise, withdrew. Hereupon the Emperor appeared, who, seeing the crooked sticks on fire, ran into the midst with a sword in his hand, with which he endeavoured to extinguish the flames; but by this means he only increased the conflagration. At last came the Pope: he wrung his hands with terror and vexation, and looked about despairingly for some means of quenching the disastrous flames. Two vessels stood at a distance, one filled with oil, and the other with water. The pontiff, in his distress, laid hold of the vessel of oil, and poured its contents upon the burning mass; so that, the flame being nourished and roused to redoubled fury, the mischief became irreparable."-Luther and his Times, Ch. I.
*LIVES OF EMINENT CHRISTIANS. By the Rev. R. B. HONE, M.A., Vicar of Hales Owen. 3 Vols., 4s. 6d. each.
THE paths of good men are commonly so full of peace, and the sorrows which befall them so mercifully softened and blessed by a sacred influence, that few more pleasing or successful ways of recommending the fear and love of God have been found, than the publication of religious biography. With the design of promoting so good a cause, by the blessing of God, these little volumes have been written; and it is hoped that, in carrying it into execution, a fresh interest may have been given to the lives of these eminent persons. This popular work is now COMPLETED, by the Publication of the THIRD VOLUME, which may be had separately, to complete sets.
THE LIFE OF SIR WILLIAM JONES, by the late LORD TEIGNMOUTH; with Notes, Selections from his Works, and a Memoir of his
Noble Biographer. By the Rev. S. C. WILKS, M.A.
2 Vols., 10s. 6d.
SIR WILLIAM JONES was not only the most eminent linguist, but in many respects one of the most remarkable men, of the last century; and LORD TEIGNMOUTH'S Memoir of him has been justly accounted one of the most interesting, instructive, and entertaining pieces of modern biography. ** ** To the present edition of this popular Memoir is prefixed a notice of its lately-deceased author; who, though highly respected as an Oriental scholar, and raised to the peerage for his meritorious services as Governor-general of India, was yet better known for the Christian virtues which adorned his character.
* LIVES OF SACRED POETS; preceded by an HISTORICAL SKETCH of SACRED POETRY. By R. A. WILLMOTT, Esq.
Trinity College, Cambridge.
THE first volume of these Lives presents as ample a view as its limits would permit, of the state of Sacred Poetry in the reigns of Elizabeth, James the First, and Charles the First. Among the poets and distinguished individuals of whom Biographical and Critical Sketches are given, may be enumerated, Southwell, Constable, Barnes; Francis Davison, the author of some exquisite Versions from the Psalms; Donne; Browne, the sweetest disciple of Spenser's Pastoral School; Sir John Denham; Heywood, the author of the Hierarchie of the Blessed Angels; Sandys; Lord Bacon, the friend of Herbert; Hobbes, the philosopher, and Ben Jonson, his associate in the translation of the Advancement of Learning; the celebrated Lord Herbert of Cherbury; the accomplished and learned Selden; Archbishops Williams and Laud; Lord Pembroke, the lover and loved of poets; Cowley, the affectionate friend of Crashaw, &c.
The SECOND and CONCLUDING VOLUME, commencing with MILTON,
*READINGS IN BIOGRAPHY.
A Selection of the Lives of Emi
nent Men of all Nations.
THE design of this work is to give an account of the lives of the Leaders in the most important revolutions which history records, from the age of Sesostris to that of Napoleon. Care has been taken to select those personages concerning whom information is most required by the historical student. All the lives have been compiled from original sources; those of the Oriental Sovereigns, especially, are taken from Oriental writers.
PUBLISHED BY JOHN W. PARKER, LONDON.
UNIVERSAL MYTHOLOGY; an Account of the most important
78. THE most eminent scholars in all ages have made Mythology a part of their study. * * * * The Mythology of Greece and Rome has been studied almost exclusively, though neither the most important, nor the most interesting. The systems of the East and of the North, of Egypt and of China, would have illustrated the Greek and Roman fables, have cleared up their difficulties, and explained their allegories. * * * * The great end of studying Mythology should be, not to apply our knowledge merely to the solution of difficult passages in classical poetry, but to the moral and mental history of mankind. * * * * This object has been attempted in the present work.
THE EVIDENCE of PROFANE HISTORY to the TRUTH and NECESSITY of REVELATION; with Considerations on the Dispensations preliminary to the Gospel. With Graphic Illustrations. In the Press. It is the object of this Work to exhibit, from traces afforded in the records and monuments, both sacred and profane, of the ancient world. an unity of purpose maintained by the all-controlling providence of God.
The CONNEXION of NATURAL and DIVINE TRUTH; or,
NATURAL THEOLOGY considered chiefly with reference to LORD
THE ETHICAL WORKS of RALPH CUDWORTH. D.D., sometime Master of Christ's College, Cambridge. Now first edited with Notes, from the original MSS. by JOHN ALLEN, M.A., Chaplain of King's College. Part I., being a Treatise OF FREEWILL, is in the Press.
DR. RALPH CUDWORTH, whose Intellectual System of the universe has raised him to a reputation to which nothing can add, but the publication of his other writings still extant in manuscript.-BIRCH.
THE TRINITIES OF THE ANCIENTS. The Mythology of the First Ages, and the Writings of the Pythagorean School, examined, with reference to the Knowledge of the Trinity ascribed to Plato, and other ancient Philosophers. By ROBERT MUSHET, Esq.
TWO ESSAYS; I., ON CONVERSATION; II., ON QUACKERY; by an OXFORD MAN.
ON CONVERSATION.-Definition; General Rules of Conversation; General Faults of Conversation; Characteristic Traits of Men eminently gifted with Conversational Powers; Swift's ludicrous Analogy between Carving and Conversation. Canons of Conversation.
ON QUACKERY.-Definition; Professional and Literary Quacks; Puffs of Literary Men; Charlataneria Eruditorium; Illustrations; Travelling Quacks; Quackery of Books of Travels.
JOURNAL of the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY of GREAT BRITAIN and IRELAND; containing Original Papers, relative to the History, Manners and Customs, Laws, Religion, Natural History, Arts, Commerce, Manufactures, and Productions of the THE ORIENTAL WORLD. Contributed by MEMBERS and CORRESPONDENTS of the
SOCIETY at Home and Abroad.
Published Quarterly, 6s.
PUBLISHED BY JOHN W. PARKER, LONDON.
SCIENCE AND THE ARTS.
THE LIFE OF DR. THOMAS YOUNG, F.R.S., etc., Foreign
A HISTORY of the INDUCTIVE SCIENCES, from the Earliest Times to the Present. By the Rev. WILLIAM WHEWELL,
M.A., F.R.S., ETC.
Three Vols., 21. 2s.
"A JUST story of learning, containing the antiquities and originals of KNOWLEDGES, and their Sects, their inventions, their traditions, their diverse administrations and managings; their flourishings, their oppositions, decays, depressions, removes, with the causes and occasions of them; and all other events concerning learning, throughout all ages of the world; I may truly affirm to be wanting. The use and end of which work, I do not so much design for curiosity or satisfaction of those that are lovers of learning; but chiefly for a more serious and grave purpose; which is this, in few words; that it will make learned men more wise in the use and administration of learning."-BACON.
A MANUAL OF CHEMISTRY, by W. T. BRANDE, F.R.S. Prof. Chem. R.I., and of Her Majesty's Mint.
ALTHOUGH Three Editions of the Manual of Chemistry have already appeared, the present may be considered as a new work. It has been almost wholly re-written; everything new and important in the Science, both in English and Foreign Works, has been embodied; it abounds in references to Authorities; and no pains have been spared to render it, in every respect, valuable, as a Text-Book for the Lecturer, and as a Manual for the Chemical Student. It contains a connected view of the present state of the Science, practical and theoretical, and is prefaced by an HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF CHEMICAL PHILOSOPHY; it is illustrated by nearly Three Hundred Wood-Cuts, and by numerous Diagrams and Tables. It is divided into Three Parts, forming a very thick Octavo Volume; but it is so arranged, that each part may be bound separately, with separate Titles and Contents. The INDEX is upon an extended scale, and renders the work accessible as a DICTIONARY OF CHEMISTRY.
HINTS TO GAS CONSUMERS; comprising Practical Information on the following subjects:
I. THE General Properties of Coal-Gas. II. Its Cost, as compared with other modes of Illumination. III. The Convenience, Safety, and Utility of Gas-Light. IV. Management and Economical Use of Gas. V. GasFitters and Gas-Fittings. VI. Gas Stoves.
ELECTRICITY, THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL; With Original Experiments and Instructions in ELECTRICAL MANIPULATION. By W. SNOW HARRIS, F.R.S., &c. Preparing for the Press.
POWERS of the ROOTS of the NERVES, in Health and in Disease. Likewise on MAGNETIC SLEEP. By HERBERT MAYO, Esq., F.R.S, Senior Surgeon of the Middlesex Hospital
A HAND-BOOK for PAINTERS and PATRONS in ENGLAND; consisting of a Series of Essays on Subjects connected with the Present State of Painting, Painters, and Patronage, in this country.
Preparing for the Press.