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The Valley of Shenandoah; or, Memoirs of the Graysons. 2 Vols. 12mo. New York.

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Letter from Robert Wickliffe to his Constituents. 8vo. pp. 19. Frankfort, Ken.

Remarks upon a Pamphlet, published at Bath, Me. relating to alleged Infractions of the Laws, during the Embargo, Non-Intercourse, and War. By William King and Mark L. Hill.

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A Discourse on Christian Liberty, delivered before the First Congregational Society in Scituate, on the Lord's Day, March 6, 1825. By Samuel Deane, Pastor of the Second Church in Scituate. Published at the desire of the hearers. Cambridge. Hilliard of Metcalf.

The Unitarian's Answer; or, a Brief and Plain “ Answer to any that ask a Reason” of our attachment to Unitarianisn, considered as a System both of Doctrine and Instruction. 12010. pp. 24. New Bedford.

The Doctrine of the Atonement Explained, in a Sermon delivered in the New Jerusalem Temple, in Cincinnati, on the evening of the 20th of December, 1824. By Nathaniel Holley, A. M. a Minister of the New Jerusalem Church. 8vo. pp. 22. Cincinnati, Ohio.

An Historical Discourse, delivered at West Springfield, December 2, 1824, the day of the Annual Thanksgiving. By William B. Sprague, Pastoz ot the First Church in West Springfield Svo. pp. 91. Hartford, Conn.

The Christian Spectator, Vol. VII. No. 4.

The Excellence and Influence of the Female Character; a Sermon, preached in the Presbyterian Church in Murray Street, at the request of the New York Female Missionary Society. By Gardiner Spring. Svo. pp. 32. New York. 1825.

The Discriminating Preacher ; a Sermon, preached in the North Church in the city of Hartford, December 1, 1824. At the Ordination and Instal. lation of the Rev. Carlos Wilcox, as Pastor of said Church. By Gardiner Spring, Pastor of the Brick Presbyterian Church in the city of New York. 8vo. Pp. 37. Hartford. 1925.

Biblical Repertory; a Collection of Dissertations on Biblical Literature. By Rev. Charles Hodge, Professor of Biblical and Oriental Literature, in the Theological Seminary at Princeton, N. J. No. I. 8vo. pp. 151. To be continued Quarterly.

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The Cabinet; or, Works of Darkness brought to Light, &c. Second Edition, Revised and Corrected. 1200. pp. 80. Philadelphia. John Mortimer.

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We have several articles on hand, which were intended for this Number, but the length of our reviews has obliged us to postpone them.

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Greece in 1823 and 1824, being a Series of Letters and other

Documents on the Greek Revolution, written during a visit to that country, by the Hon. Colonel Leicester Stanhope. To which is added, the Life of Mustapha Ali. Philadelphia. 1825. 8vo. pp. 308.

[Concluded.) On the ground, then, either of immediate commercial benefit or remote general advancement of civilization,-a common object of all wise and great statesmen,—we think the cause of the Greeks entitled to aid. We think this an object of far greater importance than the discovery of the Friendly Islands or the Marquesas; than the settlement of the problem, Whether the Niger flows into the sea, or joins the Nile, or evaporates in the desert; than effecting a perilous passage through the icebergs of the polar basin into the Pacific ocean. We do not object to the appropriation of vast sums of money to these objects; but we do sincerely believe, that half of them laid out under the patronage of the British councils, in establishing a free state in Greece, would, in one year, bring back to England a richer return, than would accrue from the discovery of the northwest passage, to the end of time. As to the consequences to the general cause of humanity, they are not to be named in the comparison.

But we must omit some further remarks, which we might have made on this subject, to speak of the cause of the Greeks in its connexion with the interests of Christianity and of the visible church. No such opportunity of doing goud, in that most vital of all forms of benevolence, the extension of the pure faith of the Gospel, as now presents itself in Greece, has, within our acquaintance with history, ever offered itself. The

Greeks are nominally Christians, and might therefore not seem, at first, within the limits of the efforts to be now made for evangelizing the world. But if the Greeks be Christians, it must not be forgotten that Greece is a Mahometan state; governed by a Mahometan despotism; and that nearly all its disposable means-as far as they are applied to the support of any kind of religion-are applied to the support of the religion of the Koran. Here, then, is a vast Mahometan country to be brought back to the empire of the Cross; the country where Christianity arose and was propagated, where its first churches were established, and where its first martyrs bled. Does not this present a field for missionary exertion, more attractive and more hopeful than the distant regions of the East, or the barbarous isles of the Pacific ? Farther, in this country, which thus of itself awakens our Christian zeal, there is a germ of faith. There is a persecuted, an oppressed, a cruelly outraged minority,—the descendants of the ancient lords of the soil, who nominally embrace the Christian doctrine. This furnishes a promising foothold to the teacher from the prosperous, benevolent, and civilized states of Christendom. The faithful missionary who should address the Greeks, groaning under the Turkish sway, would, in some respects, address precisely the same class of men whom Paul addressed, and who welcomed the Gospel of the poor. But he would address those already professing the name of Christianity, and not, therefore, like the Mahometan, the Hindoo, the Pagan tribes of the East, prejudiced beforehand against the very name of the doctrine offered to their belief. At the same time, we fear that the Greek Christians stand in little less need of light from abroad, than Hindoo or heathen. It seems to be admitted, that Christianity exists among them in an exceedingly imperfect form. The ignorance of the lower orders,—the necessary consequence of their wretched political condition,-is inconsistent with any other state of things. But when the people are ignorant and superstitious, the priesthood must, of necessity, be divided into two classes, the ignorant who are bigoted, and the wise who are insincere. It may be almost laid down as an axiom, that there cannot be an enlightened, pious, and sincere clergy, without an enlightened church. Nor does the evil stop here. The young men of talents, who, in considerable numbers, resort to the seminaries of learning in Western Europe, in consequence of the gross superstitions with which Christianity is associated at home, carry no religious impress

ions abroad, and, as a matter almost of course, return without any to their country. There is too much reason to fear, that religion has no earnest friends among that class of men, who ought to be looked to as its ablest champions; those who, in consequence of distinguished talents, have been sent abroad to enjoy the advantages of schools in the West of Europe.

It is, therefore, in every view which can be taken of the subject, in the highest degree necessary to regard the Greeks as a people in need of religious aid; at the same time that we certainly regard them as the people offering the fairest scope for the efforts of religious benevolence and zeal. Colonel Stanhope, in the work mentioned at the head of these remarks, mentions no subject more frequently, than the want of schools and teachers; and he alludes honourably to the American missionary press established at Malta. We think it a question highly deserving of the consideration of our societies for foreign missions, Whether Greece, at this moment, is not a country where all their disposable means might be cmployed with the greatest hope of a rich harvest of intellectual and spiritual good. We firmly believe, that the final expulsion of the Turks from Greece would prove the most signal extension of the empire of Christianity, which has taken place since the colonization of America.

We have not thought it necessary to offer our readers a formal analysis of Colonel Stanhope's Letters on Greece. This gentleman is the son of the Earl of Harrington, a very respectable English nobleman; and the Colonel himself

, being on his half pay in the English army, repaired to Greece, under the directions of the London Greek Committee. The work consists principally of his Letters to the Committee, which contain, of course, an account of his occupations in Greece. These were of almost every kind which zeal for the cause of liberty could prompt. The Colonel acquired a title to the confidence of the Greeks, by the disinterestedness with which he determined to appropriate two-thirds of his income to their cause; and this pecuniary effort was but one of his claims on their gratitude. "He laboured to establish a corps of artillery and a laboratory at Missolonghi; a printing-press and newspaper there, and in two or three other places. He wrote letters, and made journies to reconcile the dissensions of the Greek chieftains, from which the most serious difficulties in the progress of their revolution have grown. Colonel Stanhope went to Greece, furnished with propositions from Mr Bentham,

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