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some books for use and are at a loss Germany. Chapter x. Histories of how to select them. This volume France. Chapter xi. Histories of gives all desirable information in Russia and Poland. Chapter xii. regard to Histories. The book con- Histories of the Smaller Nationali. tains fourteen chapters. Each chap-ties of Europe. Chapter xiii Hister is restricted to a distinct class.

tories of England. xiv. Histories Chapter ii. Universal Histories.

of the United States. This table Chapter iii. Histories of Antiquity. Chapter iv. Histories of Greece. of contents shows to every one how Chapter V. Histories of Rome. extensive is the list of books which Chapter vi. Histories of the Middle are noticed. We warmly commend

. Age. Chapter vii. History of Mo- this book to all who feel the need dern Times. Chapter viii. Histories of such a Manual. The size is 8

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The China Review: for September and October. 1882. Tais number of this well-established | third Paper, by the Rev. E. K. periodical comes to us full freighted. Eichler, is an interesting notice of The place of honor is given to an Chinese literature which is desig. account of the origin of Yuh Wang nated K'uen She Wen. This number Sbang-ti; translated by the late only gives up the first part of the Rev. Dyer Ball, A.M., M.D., and Paper. All readers will wait with annotated by Mr. J. Dyer Ball. The interest for the conclnsion of it. translation is from Chinese histories. The next Paper is an account of It will serve to give the readers an " The fall of the Ts'in Dynasty and idea of the vagueness of all Chinese the Rise of that of the Han," by accounts of their divinities. The Rev. Ch. Piton. This is interestannotations are a valuable part of the ing to the students of Chinese article. The second article, on the History. Mr. Parker contributes an Sacred Books of China, by Mr. Thos. important chapter to the history of W. Kingsmill, is a notice of Dr. the dialects of China in noticing Legge's Translation of the Yi King. “The Dialect of Eastern Szch'uen." The writer of this paper does not Mr. Parker has at various times seek to present a clear statement of given similar notices of the Peking, the work done by Dr. Legge, and Hankow, Canton, Foochow and the the value of his translations and Hakka. He has thus furnished of his Introduction ; but to make sinologists with the means of comknown wherein he differs in opinion paring these several dialects. The in regard to the Yi King itself. rest of this interesting number of Wherein Mr. Kingsmill differs from the Review is made up of the usual Prof. Dr. Legge most students will Notices of Books, and Notes and prefer to agree with the latter. The Queries.

Outlines of General History. In easy wen-li. double-page mounted and colored maps. Index. By D. Z. Sheffield. Shanghai. 1882

THIS is a very valuable compilation | great convenience to all who may of ancient and modern History, wish to refer to any particular intended specially as a class book matter or person at any time. We for schools; but it will be very have great pleasure in commending interesting to all educated Chinese. the work to all who are engaged in It is printed with very legible type, on good paper, and well stitched. teaching Chinese Pupils, to Chinese There are 345 leaves, contained in students and the assistants and five volumes. The maps are put up native pastors in all the Missions. in a separate volume so as to be The headings of the chapters show conveniently used with each separate that some notice of all nations both volume as they may be needed. ancient and modern is found in The Index in English is a very their pages.

Illustrated with thirteen large
And in addition an English

A List of all the Chinese characters contained in Dr. Williams' Syllabic Dictionary with the concise meaning in English. By of P. Poletti. Tientsin: 1882.

Or this List of characters and This List is an evidence of the their meanings written by hand one diligence of Mr. Poletti in writing hundred copies were printed on it out. But it needs to be printed Chinese paper by means of the Papyrograph. They are for sale by in some other way to be very Messrs. Kelly and Walsh, Shanghai. servicable.

THESE are sheet tracts, printed on good thick paper The illustrations are in Chinese style as to persons, dress and scenes. They are very desirable for fastening up in public places, as they are in large legible type and on strong paper. The

The Prodigal Son. The Sower. The Leaven. The Barren Fig Tree. Parables with Chinese Illustrations. By Rev. W. Scarborough. Hankow.

THESE are eight leaflets illustrated, some with foreign and some with national designs. They are small, six inches by ten, for easy distribution. They are sold 1000 copies for 50 cts, and are very useful as an introduc

illustrations are good and well calculated to arrest attention and to help the readers to understand the parables. Supplies of these sheet tracts can be obtained from the Secretary of the Hankow Tract Society.

True Happiness. The Snare. The Lighthouse. Trusting Heaven. The Sower. Rum and Opium, The Prodigal Son. Brotherly Love. Tracts

of the Chinese Religious Tract Society-No. 6 to 18.

tion in visiting from house to house. Each leaflet contains a plain statement of the Gospel of Christ. These

are to be had of the Secretary of the Society in Shanghai.

Illustrated Calendars for 1883. Giving the Sabbaths for the year.

THERE are three styles in white paper The small of which is sold at $1.00 for 1000 copies; an other $2.00 for 1000 copies; the third


THIS school geography has been prepared by Rev. L. D. Chapin, of the American Board Mission, at Tung-chow. It was printed at the Press of the same Mission in Peking. It is in quarto, with maps. Each chapter is followed by ques

is on yellow paper and has a good map of the world and the figures representing the eclipse of the sun.

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tions on the subject treated of in the chapter. It is printed on good strong paper and well stitched so as to be used as a class book. We commend it to the notice of all those engaged in teaching.

The Early Days of Christianity. By F. W. Farrar, D.D., F.R.S. &c. Cassell Patter, Galpin and Co. London: 1882. 2 Vols 8vo. OF Or this very interesting work, just received, the author says "I complete in these volumes the work which has absorbed such leisure as could be spared from many and onerous duties during the last twelve years. My object has been to furnish English readers with a companion, partly historical, and partly expository, to the whole of the New Testament." These who have read the previous works on The Life of Christ, and The Life of Paul, will easily understand how the author's plan has been executed. The same glow and literary finish and the same defects which characterize those preceding works, are found in this. There is perhaps less unity in this last of the series, there being no one central figure round which to group the whole. While Peter, James, Jude, and John, are the principal personages, Nero comes near being the central figure. No other volume in the English language so vividly pictures the rise and fall and intimate connection with the Christian cause of that 6807


terrible "Anti-Christ." The first chapters of the first volume, and those in the second volume in exposition of the Revelation by St. John, are in the author's best style, and cannot readily pass from the mind of the reader. Dr Farrar adopts the rapidly prevailing theory that the main subject of the Revelation was the Fall of Jerusalem; and whether one accepts the interpretation or not, it is but just to say, that this view has not before been presented to the popular mind with anything like the same strength and interest. We observe that, in more than one note, he refers with interest to Dr. Warren's Parousia, tho' he would give to Christ's Second Coming a wider scope than is there allowed. A study of the Early Days of Christianity must benefit every missionary's mind and heart. One rises from it with new confidence and enthusiasm. Dr. Farrar has obtruded his peculiar views on eschatalogy in but a few passages--so few that the general reader would hardly notice them. L.H.G

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