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edition. As to its value we need only mention that it contains the entire works of By-
ron, Keats, Cowper, Thomson, Burns, Milton, Young, Scott, Moore, Coleridge, Rogers,
Campbell, Lamb, Hcmans, Heber, Kirk White, Ciabbe, the Miscellaneous Works
of Goldsmith, and other martyrs of the lyre. The publisher is doing a great ser-
vice by this publication, and his volumes are almost in as great demand as the
fashionable novels of the day, and they deserve to be so, for they are certainly
printed in a style superior to that in which we have before had the works of the Enghsh
Poets.

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As a matter of course, every family in our country has a copy of the Holy Bible —
and as the presumption is, the greater portiori often consult its pages, wc take the liberty
I of saying to all those that do, that the perusal of the writings of Josephus will be found
very interesting and instructing.

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would do well to purchase this edition. It is for sale at all the principal bookstores in
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and at a very low price.

BURDER'S VILLAGE SERMONS, or 101 plain and short

Discourses on the principal doctrines of the Gospel ; intended for the use of families,
Sunday schools, or companies assembled for religious instruction m country villages. —
By George Burden To which is added, to each Sermon, a short Prayer, with some
general prayers for families, schools, &c. at the end of the work. Complete in one
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These sermons, wUch are characterized by a beautiful simplicity, the entire absence
of controversy, and a true evangelical spirit, have gone through many and largo etlitions,
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the honoured means not only of converting many individuals, but also of introducing
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THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY RELIGION: with a selec-

tion of Hymns and Prayers, adapted to Family Worship, and Tables for the regular
Reading of the Scriptures. By the Rev. S. G. Winchester, A. M.

The subject is one of incalculable practical importance, and is treated in a masterly
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express devotional feeling. We have known some who, by the use of forms of prayer
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'' The man that hath not music in himself,
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Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils."

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which the previous editions of this Songster met with, has rendered its character so well
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want of an extensive, judicious, and neat collection of Melodies, we can cheerfully re-
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RUSH ON THE HUMAN VOICE. Embracing its Physiolo-

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Elocution may be rendered intelligible, and instruction definite and comprehensive. To
which is added, a brief Analysis of Song and Recitative ; second edition, with additions.
By James Rush, M. D.

A DICTIONARY OF SELECT AND POPULAR QUOTA-

TIONS, which are in daily use : taken from the Latin, French, Greek, Spanish, and
Italian languages ; together with a copious collection of Law maxims and Law terms ;
translated into English, with illusn-ations, historical and idiomatic. Sixth American edi-
tion, corrected with additions. 1 vol. 12mo.

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thorough revision, to correct some errors which had before escaped notice, and to insert
many additional Quotations, Law maxims and Law terms. In this state it is oflered to
the public in the stereotype form. This little work should find its way into every Fa-
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CONVERSATIONS ON CHEMISTRY; in which the Ele-

ments of that Science are familiarly explained and illustrated by Experiments and En-
gravings on wood. From the last London edition. In which all the late Discoveries
and Improvements arc brought up to the present time, by Dr. Thomas P. Jones.

All preceptors who have a sincere desire to impart a correct knowledge of this im-
portant science to their pupils, will please examine the present edition, as the correction
of all the errors in the body of the work renders it very valuable.

The eminent Professor Bigelow, of Harvard University, in noticing this work ob-
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CONVERSATIONS ON NATURAL PHILOSOPHY; in

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corrections, and improvements in the body of the work ; appropriate Questions, and a
Glossary. By Dr. Thomas P. Jones.

The correction of all the errors in the body of the work, renders this edition very
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SENECA'S MORALS.— By way of abstract to which, is

added, a Discourse under the title of an After-Thoujht, by Sir Roger L'Estrange, Knt.
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QUESTIONS ON THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS, de-

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Princeton.

THE PASTOR AT A SICK BED, AND AN AFFLICTED

FAMILY'S COMPANION. This is a new work from the German, and is one among
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HITCHCOCK'S NEW AND POPULAR METHOD OF

TEACHING THE ART OF BOOK-KEEPING. In three parts.

THE BRITISH PREACHER, consisting of Discourses by the

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«f Grace Church, Philadelphia. Vol. 1.

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