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THE WORKS OF FLAVIUS JOSE- The Parables, in the same order; and PHUS, the learned and authentic Jewish also the Miracles; historian and celebrated warrior, contain- A concise Harmony of the Gospels; ing twenty books of the Jewish Antiqui- The Scripture Proper Names, with ties, seven books of the Jewish War, and their significations; the Life of Josephus, written by himself, A Table of Contents of the Books of translated from the original Greek, ac- the Old and New Testaments; cording to Havercamp's accurate edition; A Table of the Offices and Conditions together with explanatory notes and ob- of Men; servations. By the late William Whis- Proper Lessons for Public Worship on ton, A. M. from the last London Edition, Sunday Mornings throughout the year; complete in 1 vol. 8vo. the cheapest edi- and tion ever published.
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any accidental oversight or mistake of SAURIN’S SERMONS, a new and the compositor, or of the correctors of the beautiful edition, on superfine paper, with press.. a portrait by Longacre on steel, 2 vols. 8vo. This part of the Work, viewing the from the last London edition. Edited by whole together, forms a body of illustraRev. Saml. Burder, A. M.
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ral and standard authority, speaks of this
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dation; the "selection of parallel texts," BLE, pocket edition, furnished in sheep, he pronounces "new and valuable," and calf, calf extra, pocket book form, and particularly describes the whole work on super calf and morocco gilt bindings, account of its intrinsic value and utility.” with and without psalms. EXTRACTS FROM THE PREFACE.
BALTIMORE, Oct. 24, 1831. The publishers have spared no pains or Messrs. Armstrong & Plaskitt: expense to enhance the value of their The beautiful edition of the English Pocket Edition of this invaluable work. version of the Polyglott Bible, which you In order to render it even more accepta- put into my hands, I have examined as far ble than the English edition, they have as my numerous engagements would alcaused to be inserted brief headings to all low, and hail its publication with peculiar the chapters, and have incorporated other pleasure, as supplying what has hitherto additions, calculated to increase its utili- been a desideratum in American Book. ty, and greatly facilitate the researches stores."
.” It has been very uncommon, of of the Student of Biblical Literature. late years, to find on sale, a Bible of conSome of these they would briefly parti- venient size, containing the headings of cularize before passing to those more ge- the chapters, and the marginal reading's neral considerations which strongly re- of the English translators, although these commend their work to the preference of constitute no unimportant part of the fruit the reader. Among them are:
of their labors. This edition not only The
Discourses of the Saviour, arrang. supplies that defect, but also furnishes ed in Chronological order;
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bles found in this Pocket Bible are also The well written Preface, the Chrono- of great value to the reader. Those logical arrangement of our Lord's discour- which contain the contents of the differses, parables and miracles, the concise ent books of the Old and New Testaharmony of the gospels, and the Table of ments are well calculated to guide the Contents of the books of the Old and New inquirer immediately to the subject which Testaments, together with the meaning he wishes to examine. The table of “ofand pronunciation of Scripture proper fices and conditions of men,” which are names, render this altogether more valua- mentioned in the Scriptures, is of great ble than any pocket edition of the Sacred service, and the information they convey Volume that has ever fallen under my is absolutely necessary in some cases, to notice.
an understanding of the Scriptures in The careful study of it cannot fail which they occur. But I regard the list greatly to facilitate the labors of the of “proper names, with their significateachers and members of Bible Classes in tions," as of vast consequence. These our Sunday Schools, and, in my humble proper names contain the historical elejudgment, it would prové a most valuable ments of a great portion of that part of treasure to every private christian who the Scriptures in which they are found. wishes to read the Scriptures with an un- They are, in fact, the keys to the grand derstanding heart.
and radical events, which gave rise to J. P. K. HENSHAW, them. For instance: the "Father of the Rector of St. Peter's Church. faithful was first called Abram, or high
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traordinary power with God in prayer, the Polyglott Bible. My heart is made his name was changed to Israel, which glad, when I see any new instrument indicates that he possessed such power. which promises to attract the attention Finally, for the general dispersion of of the human mind to the volume of In- Scripture knowledge, I could wish a copy spiration. I pray God to make your ef- of this Pocket Bible in the possession of forts abundantly prosperous.
BALTIMORE, Dec. 17, 1831. Messrs. Armstrong & Plaskitt:
Messrs. Armstrong & Plaskitt: I have examined the Pocket Reference I have examined your pocket edition of Bible, from the English version of the the English version of the Polyglott BiPolyglott Bible, published by you, and do ble, and take pleasure in assuring you of verily believe it to be the most complete the gratification it afforded me to find Pocket Bible ever published in this coun- that you have succeeded so well in furtry.
nishing various and very important helps It is remarkably small in bulk, and yet to the study of the Bible, without inconthe type is plain, and easily read. Upon veniently crowding the pages or enlargcomparing a number of the marginal ing the size of the volume. A single readings, I find them judicious, and well glance will be sufficient to satisfy any one, calculated to throw light upon those pas- that the Compilers of this work were fasages, which, for the want of a change miliar with the apparatus, and understood in a word or in the language,' are often the arrangement which would contribute doubtful or obscure. The obscurity is re- to the satisfaction and comfort of those moved frequently by the short marginal who are disposed to search the Scripreadings which may indeed be consider- turés. ed short commentaries. The references Every page in your edition presents to to parallel texts, are judicious, and hap- the eye of the reader, the text of the pily tend to illustrate the Script"res, by standard English version and its marginal placing in a clear light all the conditions readings, divided as usual into chapters of the subject before the biblical student, and verses. Each column is headed by or even the common reader. It has been the date of the facts which it relates. well said, that the surest guide to a correct Each chapter has its concise caption; and understanding of the Holy Scriptures is, every verse which needs it, is furnished a proper comparison of Scripture with with references to parallel and illustraScripture. By these references to paral- tive passages.
The chronological tables, the explana- PIOUS SONGS, new edition, greattion of proper names, the harmony of the ly improved, contoining many new and gospel, &c. form very valuable additions popular Hymns. to the volume. The addition is certainly KEY TO KNOWLEDGE. well designed for the particular purpose which you have in view; for the use of
UNITED STATES READERS, 1, Bible Classes and Sunday Schools. It 2, and 3. must also prove an acceptable Manual to
“These are the titles of three very all who love “to search the Scriptures good compilations, recently published by daily." Yours, respectfully,
PLASKITT & Co. Baltimore. The 1st J. Johns,
and 2d are intended for children who Rector of Christ Church. have just got tẶrough the alphabet, and
the lessons are of course progressive, and BaltiMORE, Feb. 1, 1832.
adapted to their early capacities. The Messrs. Armstrong & Plaskitt:
'third is similar in its plan to the English After an examination of the Polyglott Reader; but its selections are not confinPocket Bible, published by you, we cheer- ed to European authors, as are those of fully declare our cordial concurrence in that excellent work; being made up in the preceding recommendations of the good part from the writings of Jefferson, reverend gentlemen who so strongly tes- Dwight, Dennie, Webster, Wirt, Irving, tify of its merits. We think its claims far Percival, and other distinguished Amesuperior to those of any other with which ricans.” we are acquainted, and earnestly hope, that the assiduity and accuracy displayed
Baltimore, Sept. 6th, 1831. in the publication, will be justly appreci- United States Reader,” a revised and im
After a careful examination of “The ated by all who revere the Scriptures as a record of the divine will.
proved edition of which has been recentMARMADUKE PEARCE,
ly published by PLAskITT & Co. of this Stephen G. Roszel,
city, I take pleasure in recommending it Joseph FRYE,
to the favorable notice of those who are HENRY FURLONG,
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ment. The 1st and 2d volumes comJohn BEAR, John Poisal,
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blended with amusing anecdotes, inter“The work of Mr. Kirkham on gram- esting descriptions of natural scenery and mar, is well calculated to remedy these judicious extracts from the most popular evils, and supply a deficiency which has works on natural history. The last vobeen so long and so seriously felt in the im- lume contains a selection of the finest speperfect education of youth in the elemen- cimens of composition, from the most aptary knowledge of their own language. proved English and American writers, By a simple, familiar, and lucid method of well calculated to form the judgment, to treating the subject, he has rendered what improve the taste, and to produce impreswas before irksome and unprofitable, sions favorable to patriotism, virtue and pleasing and instructive. In one word, piety.
John PRENTISS. the grammar of Mr. Kirkham furnishes a
We cordially agree with the above clew by which the youthful mind is guid- opinion relative to the Readers in quesed through the intricate labyrinth of tion. W. H. COFFIN, verbs, nouns, and pronouns; and the path
Principal of the Public School, No. 3. which has been heretofore so difficult and
Thos. BASSFORD, uninviting, as to dampen the ardour of
Principal of Male Free School of Balt. youth, and waste their energies in fruit
S. W. & S. A. Roszel. less attempts to surmount its obstacles, is
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Yours, respectfully, John HASLETT, RANDOLPH'S ARITHMETIC.
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