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much stronger than it is. Some valuable Notes are added to the 'Lecture’; the lengthy one (16) on the Population Question deserves especial notice. While on this subject, we would recommend our readers to purchase that cheap weekly periodical The Christian Socialist (published by Tupling, Strawd), to which Prof. Maurice and Mr. Kingsley regularly contribute. It is just coinmencing its second volume.
Education the Hope of the World. By B. GLOVER. London: 13, Paternoster Row. 1851. Our Position and Prospects: an Essay on the Social, Intellectual, and Moral condition
of the Working Classes. By C. E. JONES. London: C. Gilpin.
Both these pamphlets are deserving attention for their own sake, but especially as indi. cating, thrö writers who themselves are of the People, what are the thoughts and feelings -the social Yeast-fermenting amongst the Working Classes of England. Catholicity, Spiritual and Intellectual ; an attempt at vindicating the harmony of Faith
and Knowlege. A series of Discourses. By THOMAS Wilson, M.A., late Minister of St. Peter's, Mancroft, Norwich. London: John Chapman, 142, Strand. 1851.
A truly refreshing book, which, alike from its subject and mode of treatment, is calculated to interest and instruct the reader. The discourses are four: On the Planetary
System- The Inner Kingdom-Salvation and the Scholastic Theology. The volume .concludes with an Appendix, explanatory and critical. Mr. Wilson expresses himself with great freedom and clearness, and often with singular eloquence. He is a true and brave hearted man, and should be supported in his literary endeavor by the lovers of Truth. When he is willing to suffer, they should be glad to sustain and help. On the Scripture Doctrine of Future Punishment: an argument in two parts; by H. H.
DOBNEY, Baptist Minister, Maidstone. Second Edition. London ; Ward and Co., Pateruoster Row.
Within the compass of 300 pages, there is no work in our language which treats the subject of its title with greater ability and fulness than the book of Mr. Dobney. His book has been reprinted and stereotyped in ‘America,' where, also, an abridged Edition for popular circulation has been published. The Intermediate State: by HENRY GREW, U. S. Edited, with Notes, by W. G.
MONCRIEFF, Minister, Musselburgh. Reprinted from the American third Edition.
London : Ward and Co. Edinburgh, Kerr, Nicholson St. 1851. pp. 46. The Christian Truih Seeker. No. 1. (Monthly.) George Storrs, Philadelphia; and may
be ordered thrö Chapman, London. 1851.
On the whole, very plain and forcible arguments are urged agairist the popular views of consciousness between death and the resurrection : but with some mistakes in Greek criticism. By the way, Mr. Moncrieff should see how Neander treats this topic in his ‘Planting of the Church' (Bohn's Edition, p. 522).
Lectures to Young Men, on the Cnltivation of the Mind, the Formation of Character,
and the Conduct of Life. By GEORGE W. BURNAP. London : E. T. Whitfield, 2, Essex St., Strand. 1851.
An exceedingly neat and cheap reprint of an American work of sterling merit, which ought to be placed in the hands of every Young Man. The thoughts are clear, the spirit pure, and the style distinct and eloquent. The Literature of Labor. Illustrious instances of the Education of Poetry in Poverty.
By EDWIN PAXTON Hood. London: Partridge and Oakey. 1851,
taining a great deal of true eloquence. The long introduction is the worst part of the book, for its good thoughts are spoilt by bad composition-the result apparently of mere haste. Mr. Hood can write excellent prose, if he will give himself time to do so; and excessive haste is neither fair to himself nor the public. Miscellanies ; including Torrington Hall, etc. By WALLBRIDGE LUNN. London:
We are glad to perceive the graphic and instructive series of sketches which have emanated from the pen of Mr. Lunn, appearing as a volume of the ‘Popular Library.' Excellence and cheapness together will surely secure them an extensive circulation. We have a lively recollection of Torrington Hall, the wise lessons of which are still needed. The Council of Four-a game at Definitions'--which forms part of this volumecontains some excellent hits.
Voices of freedom and Lyrics of Love. By GERALD MASSEY, Working Man. London:
James Watson, 3, Queen's Head Passage, Paternoster Row.
The true spirit of the Poet makes itself manifest in these 'roices ’; and, we believe, is earnest of the Poem yet to come. As a whole, these are spirit-stirring Rhymes, but, to do justice to his gist, Mr. Massey must realize a deeper culture and allow his sympathies a wider range. Ercelsior !
Master IVoodbine's Alphabet for ali Good children.
A child's story. C. Honeysuckle, 85, Hatton Garden, London,
These books are the best we know of for the Child's School or the Nursery. They will tend to form a correct taste, at the same time that they instruct accurately and train the observing powers.
The Fruits, Flowers, etc., are drawu and colored from Nature. The prices of the books run from pence to shillings. On the Philosophy of Medicine, and on Quackery, etc. By R. V, GLOVER, M.D.
A lecture delivered in the School of Medicine, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1851.
Twenty pages of as arrant trash as we ever recollect perusing, without one single sentence illustrating the first part of its title—which is a complete imposition, —but with every page practically illustrating the second. The real object of the tract seems indicated in a sentence at page 4—“One thing about Quacks is their stolid indifference to praise or censure, so they procure publicity.” Being benevolently disposed at this moment we shall gratify Dr. Glover with a slight criticism by way of addition to the publicity' we have already bestowed upon him. “ The lecturer mistakes his forte whenever, passing from the petty details of chemistry, or the verbalism of his profession, he attempts to understand facts, or to discover the principle or philosophy of them. He has no more claims to the talent than to the temper of a Philosopher.' The whole of his effusions which have come before our notice, are pure specimens of intense and hopeless prejudice, directed by a preposterous opinion of his own critical powers to the gratification of a morbid love of notoriety.
“ Under the head of pseudo-Science,” says he, “I propose to treat, in a summary manner, of the merits of Hydropathy, Teetotalism, Homeopathy,” etc.
See Truth Seeker for 1849, p. 152; and the present volume, p. 229. He is the Juste Milieu (or Prof. Soso) of the Newcastle Guardian, whose letters we republished in The Teetotal Topie, pages 45 to 53, 1847, with our answers.
The 'merits' of a false science-is a curious kind of phraseology, indicating a corresponding philosophy; while the summary mode of treatment appears to mean, that the 'sum' is solved without the trouble of examining the items of fact upon which the conclusion really depends. It is profitable to contrast the “summary' and superficial dicta of the pamphleteer, on the three topics named, with the calm and candid mode of treatment adopted by the great organ of the profession—the Medico-Chirurgical Review. Yet Dr. Glover's furor in reference to Teetotalism is by no means so strong as formerly. His antipathy to Nature's Beverage, in words at least, has assumed a milder form. Out of the many foolish things he formerly put forth, nothing but a shadowy, intangible abstraction is left. He has found that it is not safe to be specific, and therefore he treats his beloved ‘Public' with the following barren generality :
“The assertion made, that alcohol is poisonous in all doses, in the sense in which arsenic and prussic acid are poisonous, is rank quackery. Alcohol, in small quantities, is an aliment [he formerly argued that it was made into fat!] which the common poisons never are. Cold water itself might be made to be a poison, reasoning after the teetotal fashion.”
As we have here no facts to answer, we can only look at the phrases. These certainly are Glover-like. Are there 'two senses' to the word ' poisonous'? Which be the first ? and which be the second ? The Doctor plumes himself, we believe, on having nearly discovered the anæsthetic properties of chloro-form –is he now about to discover a new poison-form -a sort of alimentary poison ? It has been usual to regard the word 'Poison’ as a mark of quality—but lo! Dr. Glover has discovered that it is also a mark of quantity !
Finally, what can our 'philosopher' mean by a fashion of reasoning by which cold water might be made to be an actual poison? It must be a very potent sort of reasoning' (or talking) which converts cold water into arsenic ! What Dr. Glover meant, if he but knew how to express his meaning, probably was—"That according to the reasoning of the teetotalers, water itself must be classed as a poison”—(not made to be one). For our part, however, we know nothing in the reasoning of the temperance advocate to justify such a conclusion ;—and Dr. Glover, who is so incompetent to express his own views, is the last man in the world whose word could be wisely taken as the just representation of ours.
Popular Lectures on Homoeopathy, containing a Vindication of Hahnemann and his
Doctrines from the attacks of Dr. Glover. By THOMAS HAYLE, M.D. Lambert: Newcastle. pp. 60.
We regard this pamphlet it as an important contribution to the Philosophy of Medicine in general and of Homeopathy in particular. In substance, as in spirit, it forms a favorable, because complete contrast, to the tract of Dr. Glover, who should be grateful to Dr. Hayle for having elevated a piece of ligneous literature into the temporary dignity of a peg whereon to hang a really valuable and philosophic argument.