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Catalogue of Commentaries & Expositions

  1. DURELL (D., D.D.) Critical Remarks on the Books of Job, Prov., Psalms, Eccles., and Canticles. 4to. Oxf., 1772. 4/-to 6/-A critic who is for ever mending the text, who contends for the modern origin of J ob, thinks the Canticles to be a love song, and considers the imprecatory Psalms to e ebullitions of passion, is not one whom our readers need consult.
  2. HOLDEN (LAWRENCE). Paraphrase on the Books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, with Notes. 4 vols., 8vo. 1763. 5/-An atrocious instance of bombastic verbosity. Job ii. 2 is thus expanded: —"Heaven and earth's great Lord and guardian, the instant Satan appeared observed, and thus demanded of him: 'from what quarter proceedest thou? or in what district, and to what purpose hast thou lately employed thy perverted, and subtle, wicked abilities and arts?' To whom the destroyer answers: 'my last station, or rather, unsettled, wandering motion, has been upon earth; various districts whereof I have made short visits to, being sometimes with the inhabitants of one region or climate, sometimes with those of another.'" Paraphrases generally mean the text padded out with superfluous words, and this is an emphatic instance.
  3. KITTO. Daily Bible Illustrations, "Job and the Poetical Books." (See No. 41.) Worthy of attentive reading.
  4. LEIGH (EDWARD). See under Whole Bible, No. 44.
  5. WILCOCKS (THOMAS, A.M. Puritan. 1549—1908). The Works of that Reverend and Learned Divine, Mr. Thomas Wilcocks, Minister of God's Word: containing an Exposition upon the whole booke of David's Psalmes, Solomon's Proverbs, the Canticles, and part of the eighth chapter of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans. Folio. Lond., 1589, 1620 and 1624. 9/-to 12/-Very old. The notes are brief, but furnish many hints for sermons.

  6. ABBOT (GEORGE. Died 1648). The whole Book of Job Paraphrased, or made Easie for any to Understand. 4to. Lond., 1640. 3/6. This is not by Archbishop Abbot, neither is the work of any value. This Abbot was a Member of Parliament, and his paraphrase is better than we could have expected from an M.P.; but still it is a heavy performance.
  7. AMERICAN BIBLE UNION. The Book of Job. A Trans-lation from the Original Hebrew; on, the Basis of the Common and Earlier English Versions. By Thomas J. Conant, D.D., Professor of Sacred Literature in Rochester Theological Seminary. 4to. New York, 1867. Lond., Trubner. S. 3/6. An excellent translation. The design did not allow of more than slender notes, but those notes are good.
  8. BARNES (ALBERT. 1798—1870). Notes on Job. Rout ledge's edition, edited by Dr. Cumming. 2 vols., 8vo. 5/' Blackie's edition. 2 vols., post 8vo. 7/-Exceedingly good. One of the best of this author's generally valuable productions. The student should purchase this work at once. as it is absolutely necessary to his library.
  9. BELLAMY (D.) Paraphrase, with observations. 4to. Lond., 1748. 4/-A collection of notes from other authors. Original works are far better.
  10. BEZA (THEODORE. 1519—1605.) Job expounded. 8va. 1590. 7/' Beza was the great friend and assistant of Calvin. As a commentator he lacked the profound insight and comprehensive grasp of Calvin, but as a critical scholar he is said to have been his equal if not his superior. 'This work on Job is rare.
  11. BLACKMORE (SIR R.) Paraphrase on the Book of Job, the Songs of Moses, Deborah, and David, four select Psalms, some Chapters of Isaiah, and the 3rd Chapter of Habakkuk. Folio. 1700. 3[' Grandiose poetry. Pope speaks of the power of Blackmore's numbers "to soothe the soul in slumbers." The worthy knight is not the worst of the poetical expositors, but he is bad enough. Miserable paraphrasers are ye all, ye brethren of jingling rhyme and doubtful measure.
  12. CALVIN (JOHN). Sermons on the Booke of Job. Translated out of French. By A.Golding. Folio. Lond., 1584. Not the same as the Commentary, but equally rich.
  13. CAREY (CATERET PRIAULX, M.A.) Book of Job translated, explained by Notes, and illustrated by extracts from works on Antiquities, Science, &c. Roy. 8vo. 1858. 5/' to 7/6. Purely critical and exegetical. The author has grappled manfully with all difficulties, and has stored up a mass of precious materials with which to illuminate a book dark from its antiquity.
  14. CARYL (JOSEPH. 1602—1673). Exposition, with Prac-tical Observations. 12 vols., 4to. 1648—1666. 55/-Also in 2 vols., folio, 1676. 50/-Caryl must have inherited the patience of Job to have completed his stupendous task. It would be a mistake to suppose that he is at all prolix or redundant; he is only full. In the course of his expounding he has illustrated a very large portion of the whole Bible with great clearness and power. He is deeply devotional and spiritual. He gives us much, but none too much. ]aris work can scarcely be superseded or surpassed.
  15.     "    "     An Abridgment of Caryl's Exposition. 8vo. Edinb., 1836. 1/6. We do not believe in abridgments of a book which is goad throughout. Think of twelve large volumes condensed into one small one! An ox in a gallipot is nothing to it.
  16. CHAPPELOW (LEONARD, B.D.) A Commentary, in which is inserted the Hebrew Text and English Translation. 2 vols., 4to. 6/-Camb., 1752 Chappelow is great upon Arabic etymologies, but he is dreadfully verbose, and. really says nothing of any consequence. Chappelow and several other authors follow Schultens in the belief that the Hebrew can only be read by the light of the Arabic; they even imagine that the Book of Job was originally composed in Arabic by Job himself and then translated by someone else into the Hebrew tongue. This opened a fine field for parading their learning.
  17. COLEMAN (J. NOBLE). The Book of Job; from the Hebrew. With Notes. 4to. 7/6. Lond., Nisbet & Co. 1869. S. 4/-' We do not value this so much as the same author's "Psalms," but it is, serviceable in its own way.
  18. CONANT (T. J.) See American Bible Union. (No. 338.)
  19. DAVIDSON (A. B., M.A. Hebrew Tutor, New Coll., Edinb.) A Commentary Grammatical and Exegetical; with a Transla-tion. Vol. I. 8vo. 7/6. Lond., Williams & Norgate. 1862. Strict grammatical treatment of Scripture is always commendable, and in this case the results are highly valued by advanced scholars.
  20. DELITZSCH (FRANZ). Biblical Commentary on Job. 2 vols., 8vo. 21/-Edinb., T. & T. Clark. 1866. S. 12/-"' Unquestionably the most valuable work on this inexhaustibly interesting Scripture that has reached us from Germany."—Nonconformist.
  21. DURHAM (JAMES. 1622—1658). Exposition of Job, 12mo. 1659. Also Glasgow, 1759. Say 4/-This is a small book, and we have been unable to procure it. Orme only mentions it upon the authority of Wafts Bibliotheca. It is certain to be good, for Durham is always admirable.
  22. EVANS (ALFRED) BOWEN). Lectures on the Book of Job. 8vo. Lond., Bosworth & Harrison. 1856. S. 2/-Discourses from fourteen single verses from different parts of the patient patriarch's history. They are quite out of the usual run of Church of England preaching, and are full of thought and originality. They would have been all the better for a little gospel, for even if his text does not look that way, we do expect a Christian minister to have something to say about his Master.
  23. FENTON (THOMAS, M.A.) Annotations on Job and the Psalms,. collected from several Commentators, and methodized and im- proved. 8vo. Lond., 1732. 3/-All that will be found here is taken from others, but well selected.
  24. FRY (JOHN). New Translation and Exposition, with. Notes. 8vo. Lond., 1827. 4/6. Written in a devout, enquiring' spirit, with due respect to learned writers, but not with a slavish following' of their fancies. Fry's work is somewhat of the same character as Good's (No. 358). We greatly esteem this exposition for its own sake, and also for the evangelical tone which pervades it.
  25. GARDEN (CHARLES, D.D.) An Improved Metrical Version, with preliminary dissertation and notes. 8vo. Oxf, 1796. 3[' This author has not attempted a Commentary, but he has consulted a vast array of authors, and from them gathered a large number of notes. His work is of very moderate value.
  26. GARNETT (JOHN. Bishop of Clogher). A Dissertation on the Book of lob, &c. 4to. Lond., 1749-2/6. Rubbish. This Bishop ascribes the authorship of Job to Ezekiel!
  27. GOOD (JOHN MASON, M.D., F.R.S. 1764—1827). The Book of Job literally translated. With Notes, &c. 8vo. Lond., 18 1 2. 5/-A very valuable contribution to sacred literature. Dr. Good's learning was, however, more extensive than accurate, and it would be dangerous to accept his translations without examination.
  28. GREGORY THE GREAT. On the Book of Job. [The MAGNA MORALIA.] Translated, with Notes and Indices. Library of the Fathers. 4 vols.,f2 15s., or to subscribers ff2s. Lond., James Parker & Co. The Fathers are of course beyond criticism, and contain priceless gems here and there; but they spiritualize at such a rate, and also utter:so many crudities and platitudes, that if they were modern writers they would not be so greatly valued as they are. Antiquity lends enchantment.
  29. HEATH (THOMAS). Essay toward a New English Version of the Book of Job. With a Commentary. 4to. Lond., 1756. 2/6. All that is good in this book is marred by its utterly untenable conjectures. It,treats Job with slender reverence. Do not lumber your shelves with it.
  30. HODGES (WALTER, D.D.) Elihu: an Enquiry into the Scope and Design of the Book of Job. 4to. Lond., 1750. 12mo., third edition, 1756. 2/-Based upon the absurd supposition that Elihu was the Son of God himself, and Job a type of the Savior. Poor Job's book has been the subject of trials as numerous as those of its hero, and Hodges has given the finishing stroke. The course of dreaming can no further go. Hodge the village Methodist could never have raved at the rate c f Dr. Hodge, Provost of Oriel College, Oxford.
  31. HENGSTENBERG (E. W.) See under Ecclesiastes.
  32. HULBERT (CHARLES AUGUSTUS, M.A., Perpetual Curate of Harthwaite, Yorks.) The Gospel Revealed to Job. Thirty Lectures, with Notes. 8vo. Lond., Longmans. 1853. S. 3/6. An unusually good book; exceeding1y comprehensive and helpful in many ways. The author aimed at usefulness and has succeeded wonderfully. We wonder that his work has not been better known.
  33. HUTCHESON (GEORGE). An Exposition upon Job, being the sum of 316 Lectures. Folio. 12/-to 14/-Lond., 1669. Whenever the student sees a Commentary by Hutcheson let him buy it, for we know of no author who is more thoroughly helpful to thee minister of the Word. He distils the text, and gives his readers the quintessence, ready for use.
  34. HUTCHINSON (R. E., M.D., M.R.C.S.E., Surgeon. Major Bengal Army). Thoughts on the Book of Job. Lond., S. Bagster & Sons. [In the press. 1875.]
  35. KITTO (JOHN', D.D.) "Job and the Poetical Books." In Daily Bible Illustrations. (See No. 41.) Exceeding1y instructive. Mast charming reading.
  36. LANGE'S COMMENTARY. The Book of Job. A Commentary by Otto Zockler, D.D., Professor of Theology at Greifswald. Translated from the German, with-Additions by Prof. L. J. Evans, D.D., Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio. Imp. 8vo. 21/-, or to subscribers 15/-Edinb., T. & T. Clark. 1874. Contains a large collection of available material, and, if within a minister's means, should be a foundation book in his library. We are very far from endorsing all Zockler's remarks, but the volume is an important one.
  37. LEE (SAMUFL, D.D. 1713—1853). The Book of Job translated; with Introduction and Commentary. 8vo. Lond., 1837. 7/6. Barnes says, "This work is not what might have been expected from the learning and reputation of Prof Lee. It abounds with Arabic learning, which is scattered with ostentatious profuseness through the volume, but which often contributes little to the elucidation of the text. It is designed for the critical scholar rather than the general reader."
  38. NOYES (G R., D.D.) A New Translation, with Notes. 12mo. Boston, U.S. [N.D.] S. 3/-We have been informed that Dr. Noyes belongs to the Unitarian body, but we fail to see any trace of Arian or Socinian views in this volume. We do not agree with all that he says, but he strikes us as being an honest, able, and accurate translator and commentator, worthy to stand in the foremost rank.
  39. PETERS (CHARLES, A.M. Died 1777). A Critical Dissertation on the Book of Job. Wherein the Account given in that book by the author of The Divine Legation Of Moses Demonstrated, &c., is particularly considered; and a Future State shewn to have been the Popular Belief of the Ancient Hebrews. 4to. Lond., 1751. 2/6. Of a controversial character; mainly written against Warburton and/.e Clerc, those authors are now almost forgotten, answers to them have lost their interest. Peters was an eminently learned man, and well versed in argument; but his work is,of very small use for homiletical purposes.
  40. QUARLES (FRANCIS). Job Militant, with Meditations, Divine and Moral. 4to. 1624. 5/-A Poem in Quarles' usual inflated, but withal instructive, manner.
  41. ROBINSON (T., D.D.) A Homiletic Commentary on Job. [In progress, 1875. Being Part IV. of the Preacher's Com-mentary, 1/-] Lond., Dickinson. This we hope will be of use to preachers, but we have hardly enough before us to judge of it.
  42. SCOTT (THOMAS). The Book of Job in English Verse, with Remarks. 4to. Lond., 1771. Reprinted, 8vo., 1733. S. 2/3. Here we have Job in rhyme-" There lived an Arab of distinguish'd fame, In Idumean Uz; and Job his name. Of spotless manners, with a soul sincere, Evil his hate, and God alone his fear." This will hardly do. To translate Job in metre needed a Pope or a Dryden, and Thomas Scott was neither: he has, however, done his best, the best could have done no more. This is not Thomas Scott the great Expositor, but a Dissenting Minister at Ipswich.
  43. SENAULT (J. F.) A Paraphrase. 4to. Lond., [648. 3/6. Senault was a famous preacher of the Oratory in Paris, who, from the character of his works, would seem to have been almost a Protestant. His writings were highly esteemed in their day, and translated into English.
  44. SMITH (ELIZABETH). The Book of Job translated from the Hebrew, with Annotations. 8vo. Lond., 1810. 1/6. "A good English version of Job, produced chiefly by the aid of Parkhurst's Lexicon."—Orme.
  45. STATHER (LIEUT.-COL., W. C.) The Book of Job, in English Verse; with Notes. 12mo. Lond., E. Marlborough & Co. z859. S. x/-We do not like Job in rhyme. We know of no rhyming version of any part of Scripture, except the Psalms, which can be called a success. Certainly this is not one. The author's notes deserve consideration.
  46. STOCK (JosEPH, D.D. Bishop of Killalia). The Book of Job, Metrically arranged, and newly translated, with Notes. 4to. z805. 4/' The work of six weeks! Well may Magee say that it is full of "precipitances, mistakes, and mutilations." This was a bishop and a Doctor of Divinity! It takes a great man to perpetrate a very great folly. A metrical translation of Job with Notes in six weeks! In that time slacks bloom to perfection. Perhaps that fact operated on our author. Let this blundering haste serve as a warning to young divines.
  47. UMBREIT (FRIEDRICH, W. K. Prof. of Theol. in Heidelberg. 1795—1860). A New Version of the Book of Job; with Notes. Translated by the Rev. John Hamilton Gray, M.A. 2 vols., 12mo. 8/-Edinb., T. & T. Clark. Useful philologically; but Barnes would supply far more in that direction, and spiritual exposition besides.
  48. VAN HAGEN (MRS. HENRY). Evenings in the Land of Uz; a Comment on Job. Second Edition. 12mo. 1843. 1/6. Isaac Taylor commends this volume as one which "disclaiming all purpose of critical exposition, aims only under the guidance of Christian feeling and experience to follow and to unfold the spiritual intention of this rich portion of Holy Scripture." Such an introduction must have helped to sell the work and carry it speedily to the second edition.
  49. WAGNER (GEORGE). Sermons on the Book of Job. Cr. 8vo. Lond., Nisbet & Co. 1863. S. 3/-Wagner's sermons are simple and plain, devout and instructive. We have here nothing very fresh, but everything is sound and good.
  50. WEMYSS (THomAs). Job and his Times. New Version, with Notes. 8vo. Lond., 1839. 2/6. Barnes says:—"This is designed to be a popular work. It is not so much of the nature of a Commentary as a collection of fragments and brief essays on various topics referred to in the Book of Job. It is chiefly valuable for its illustration of the religion of the time of Job, the arts and sciences, the manners and customs, &c." It lacks lucid arrangement, and furnishes comparatively little illustration of the difficulties of the text.

  51. ABBOT (GEORGE). Brief Notes. Being a pithie and clear opening of the Scope and Meaning of the Text, to the capacitie of the Weakest. 4to. Lond., 1651. 5/-An experimental exposition by a Member of Parliament under the Commonwealth. Though not of the first order, many of his remarks are good. Abbot was nephew to the Archbishop of the same name.
  52. ALEXANDER (JOSEPH ADDISON, D.D., Professor of Theology, Princeton, U.S.) The Psalms Translated and Explained. 8vo. 8/6. Edinb.,Andrew Elliot. 1864. S. 5/6. Occupies a first place among expositions. It is a clear and judicious explanation of the text, and cannot be dispensed with.
  53. ALEXANDER (WILLIAM HENRY). The Book of Praises. The Psalms, with Notes. Sm. 8vo. Lond., Jackson, Walford & Hodder. 1867. S. 2/6. The Notes are mostly from other authors, and are selected with discretion. They do not appear to have been designed by their collector for use beyond his own family circle, and they were published after his death by his friends. We question the wis-dora of the publication.
  54. AUGUSTINE. Expositions. Translated, with Notes. 6 vols., 8vo. Oxf, 1847. [In The Library of the Fathers, published by Messrs. J. Parker & Co., Oxf. and Land.] f3 15s., or to subscribers f2 16s. 6d. As a Father he is beyond ordinary criticism, or we would venture to say that he is too frequently mystical, and confounds plain texts. No theological library is complete without this work, for there are grand thoughts in it like huge nuggets of Australian gold.
  55. BAKER (RICHARD, D.D.) The Psalms Evangelized. 8vo. 1811. 2/6. Very pious; but if the work should ever disappear from literature its absence will not leave a very great gap. Bishop Horne and Dr. Hawker between them more than cover the space.
  56. BARNES (ALBERT). Notes. 3 vols., post 8vo. 13/6. Lond., Edinb., and Glasgow, Blackie & Sons. 1868. Thoroughly good. Using these notes constantly, we are more and.more struck with their value. For the general run of preachers this is probably the best commentary extant.
  57. BELLARMINE (ROBERt. Cardinal. 1542~1621:.) A Com-mentary. Translated from the Latin, by the Ven. John O'Sul-livan, D.D. Sm. 4to. Lond., James Duffy. 1866. S. 4/-Popish, but marvellously good for a Cardinal. He is frequently as evangelical as a Reformer. He follows the Vulgate text in this comment.
  58. BELLET (J. G.) Short Meditations on the Psalms, chiefly in their Prophetic character. 2/-Lond., W. H. Broom. 1871. Mere fragments, in a style which we do not admire, which seems to be peculiar to,certain brethren. Only the initiated can understand what such writers mean.
  59. BINNIE (WILLIAM, D.D.) The Psalms: Their History, Teachings, and Use. 8vo. 7/6. Lond., T. Nelson. 1870. A highly valuable work. It is not an exposition, but can readily be used as such, for it possesses a good index to the passages treated of Dr. Binnie reviews with great skill and intense devotion the various sacred poems contained in the Book of Psalms, and gives the general run and character of each one. ]]is work is unlike any other, and supplies a great desideratum
  60. BONAR (ANDREW A.) Christ and his Church in the Book of Psalms. Demy8vo. 10/6. Lond.,Nisbet. 1859 Of the highest order of merit. The author does not strain /he text, but gives its real meaning. His remarks are always weighty, spiritual, and suggestive; we only wish there were more of them He has cultivated brevity.
  61. BOUCHIER (BARTON, A.M.) Manna in the Heart; or, Daily Comments on the Psalms, for the Use of Families. 2 vols., Sm. 8vo. Lond., J. F. Shaw. 1856. S. 5/-Among the best books ever written for family reading. Evangelical, devotional, and expository. Preachers will find good thought here.
  62. BURTON (John). The Book of Psalms in English Verse. Cr. 8vo. 6/-Lond., John Shaw & Co. 1871. The Psalms rhymed in a New Testament spirit: they are better in prose.
  63. BUSH (G.) A Commentary on the Book of Psalms. With a new literal version. 8vo. New York, 1838. Does not appear to have been reprinted in England.
  64. BYTHNER (VICTOR. Died 1670). The Lyre of David; or, an Analysis of the Psalms, Critical and Practical; to which is added a Hebrew and Chaldee Grammar. To which are added by the Translator a Praxis of the first eight Psalms. Translated by the Rev. Thomas Dee, A.B. 8vo. 1836. S. 7/6.
    We agree with the statement found in the Preface of this work: "Nearly two centuries have passed away, since Bythner, uncertain of its reception, first committed his Lyra to public light; during:which time, instead of sinking, it has advanced in estimation,' being admitted by all the learned to be the very best work on the Psalms in Hebrew. The number of Hebrew radical words is 1867; of these, 1184 occur in the Psalms; it follows then, that a thorough know/edge of the Psalms very nearly amounts to a thorough knowledge of the language, and that Bythner's Lyra, in being the best work on the Psalms, must be the best work on Hebrew in general." Our readers will scarcely need us to add that Bythner's work is only useful to those who study the Hebrew.
  65. CALVIN (JOHN). The Psalms of David and others, with Commentaries. Translated by Arthur Golding. 2 vols., 4to. Lond., 1571.
  66.     "    "     A Commentary on the Psalms. Translated. S vols., 8vo. Oaf, 1840. S. 7/- Calvin is a tree whose "leaf also shall not wither"; whatever he has written lives on, and is never out of date, because he expounded the word without bias or partiality.
  67. CARTER (CHARLES. Missionary to Ceylon). The Psalms, newly translated from the Hebrew. 12mo. 2/6. Lond.,J. Snow. 1869. The emendations are carefully made by the translator, who has been for many years engaged upon the Singalese version. A helpful book.
  68. CAYLEY (C.B., B.A.) The Psalms in Metre. [With Notes]. 12mo. 6/-Lond., Longmans. 1860. We do not think much of the metrical rendering, which often jars on the ear. There are a few good notes at the end.
  69. CHAMPNEY (H. N., ESQ.) A Textual Commentary on the Psalms. Sq. 16mo. 3/' Lond., S. Bagster & Sons. 1852. S. 1/-Merely a collection of parallel texts. Make one for yourself.
  70. CHANDLER (SAMUEL, D.D.) See No. 283.
  71. CLAY (WILLIAM KEATINGE, B.D.) Expository Notes on the Prayer Book Version of the Psalms. Sm. 8vo. Lond., John W. Parker. 1839. S. 2/6. Commendable in its way, but not important. Most of its matter is to be found elsewhere.
  72. COLEMAN (John NOBLE, M.A.) Psalterium Messianicum Davidis Regis et Prophetae. A Revision of the Authorized Version, with Notes, original and selected; vindicating the prophetic manifestations of Messiah in the Psalms, &c. Imp. 8VO. 12/-Lond., Nisbet & Co. 1865. S. 5/-Useful for its quotations from the Fathers and ancient writers. The large type swells out a small quantity of material to a needless size, and so puts purchasers to an unnecessary expense.
  73. CONANT (ThoMAs J.) The Psalms. The Common Version, revised for the American Bible Union. 4to. 1871. Lond., Trubner & Co. S. 4/-A trustworthy translation with a few notes.
  74. CONGLETON (LORD). The Psalms. A New Version, with Notes. Thick 12mo. Zend., James E. Hawkins. 1875. The translation is mainly that of Rogers (No. 464), and the Notes refer the Psalms to historic and prophetic subjects. We see no use whatever in this production.
  75. COWLES (HENRY, D.D.) The Psalms; with Notes. 8vo. New York, 1872. Worth about 5/-Always repays for consulting, though it does not contain much that is new, original, or profound. It might be reprinted in England, with the probability of a large sale.
  76. CRESSWELL (DANIEL, D.D., F.R.S.) Psalms of David, according to the Book of Common Prayer; with Notes. Sm. 8vo. Lond., Rivingtons. 1843. S. 2/-The explanatory notes are neither prolix nor commonplace, but show much clear insight. They are deservedly held in esteem.
  77. CRITICAL TRANSLATION (A) of the Psalms, in Metre. Cr. 8vo. 5/6. Lond., S. Bagster & Sons. The author has labored hard to arrive at the correct meaning of the Hebrew, and to versify it. The work is very carefully done, but few preachers can afford to spend their money on a book of this kind.
  78. DALLAS (A. R. C., M.A.) The Book of Psalms arranged in Daily Portions for Devotional Reading. Cr. 8vo. 3/6. Lond., Nisbet & Co. 1860. S. 1/6. A new arrangement: the old one is good enough for us.
  79. DARBY (J. N.) Practical Reflections. Cr. 8vo. Lond, R. A. Allen. 1870. Too mystical for ordinary minds. If the author would write in plain English his readers would probably discover that there is nothing very valuable in his remarks.
  80. DE BURGH (WILLIAM, A.M.) Commentary; Critical, Devotional, and Prophetical. 2 vols., 8vo. 28/-Dublin, Hodges, Smith & Co. 1860. S. 12/6. A second-advent interpreter; and one of the best of his class. Highly esteemed by those who are enthusiastic upon prophetical subjects.
  81. DELITZSCH (FRANZ). Commentary on the Psalms. 3 vols. 10/6 each. Edinb, T. & T. Clark. 1871. S. 5/-each. Thoroughly learned, but wants unction. Not adapted for common readers, but scholars will prize it greatly. The Princeton Review says of it: "We commend this commentary as a valuable aid to preachers and exegetes in elucidating the Psalms."
  82. DICKSON (DAVID. Professor of Divinity in the University of Edinb, 1583—1662). A brief explanation of the Psalms. 3 vols., 8vo. Lond., 1655. Reprinted in 2 vols., 12mo. Glasg., 1834. 3/-to 6/-A rich volume, dropping fatness. Invaluable to the preacher. Having read and re-read it, we can speak of its holy savor and suggestiveness. We commend it with much fervor.
  83. DIMOCK (H.) Notes, Critical and Explanatory, on the Book of Psalms, &c. 4to. 1791. 3/-The notes mainly concern the various readings, and exhibit considerable learning; but we do not think much of a homiletical kind can be got out of them.
  84. DUNWELL (F. H., B.A.) Parochial Lectures on the Psalms, from the Fathers of the Primitive Church. 8vo. Lond., J. H. Parker. 1855. 3/6. This author spiritualizes far too much. His metaphors are overdone.
  85. EDWARDS (Joseph, M.A.) Devotional Exposition. 8vo. Lond., 1850. 1/6. A paraphrase of no great value. Even Masters of Arts may fail.
  86. EDWARDS (T.) New Translation, with Notes, &c. 8vo. Lond., 1755. The writer was an able man, but his book is of small worth.
  87. EWART (J.,A.M.) Lectures on the Psalms. 3 vols., 8vo. Lond.,:826. 5/' The author was a Presbyterian Minister of the time of the Pretender, and we suspect that he was a high and dry Moderate. His comments were given at the public reading of the Scriptures, and although destitute of spirituality and Gospel clearness, they are not without a measure of originality.
  88. EXTON (RICHARD BRUDENeLL). Sixty Lectures on the Psalms. as appointed to be read in the Services of the Church of England. 8vo. Lond., 1847. 3/' Very poor and prosy. We pity the hearer who sat out these sixty lectures.
  89. FENTON (THOMAS, M.A.) Annotations on Job and Psalms, from several Commentators. 8vo. Lond., 1732. 3/-The Annotations are choice, but will be found in easily accessible works.
  90. FENWICK (GEORGE, B.D.) Thoughts on the Hebrew Titles of the Psalms, &c. 8vo. Lond., 1749. 6/-The Psalter in its original form . . . with Arguments
  91.     "    "     and Notes. [Anon.] 8vo. Lond., 1789. 3/-These two works are praiseworthy in design, but they are too fanciful.
  92. FORBES (GRANVILLE) The Voice of God in the Psalms. Cr. 8vo. 6/6. Lond., Macmillan. S. 3/6. Sermons by a Northamptonshire Rector of the Broad School. They do not strike us as being anything very wonderful; certainly "The Voice of God" is not remarkably audible in them.
  93. "FOUR FRIENDS." The Psalms of David Chronologically arranged, with Notes. By Four Friends. Cr. 8vo. 8/6. Lond., Macmillan. 1867. Here the Psalms are thrust out of their usual order, and treated after the manner eft he Broad School of thought. We do not attach any great value to this production. With some persons perversity passes for profundity, and if a man differs from everybody else they are persuaded that he must be an original genius: the "four friends" will stand high in the esteem of such critics. We neither believe in their chronology, their theology, nor their philology.
  94. FRENCH (WILLIAM, D.D.) and SKINNER (GEORGE, M.A.) Translation, with Notes. 8vo. Lond., Parker. 1842. 2/6. A version held in high esteem. Notes very short.
  95. FRY (JOHN, B.A.) A Translation and Exposition of the Psalms, on the principles adopted in the posthumous work of Bishop Horsley; viz., that those sacred oracles have for the most part an immediate reference to Christ and to his first and second advents. 8vo. Lond., Hamilton, Adams & Co. 1842. 5/-Fry follows Bishop Horsley and looks much to the second advent. The work is not fair either as a translation, or as an exposition. It is useful in its own direction, as showing how a peculiar theory has been supported by an able man; but it must not be implicitly relied upon.
  96. FYSH (FREDERIC, M.A.) A Lyrical, Literal Version [with Notes]. 2 vols., 12mo. Lond., Seeleys. 1851.-/6. A valuable literal version. Notes scant, but scholarly.
  97. GEDDES (ALEXANDER, LL.D. A Raman Catholic divine. 1737— 1802). New Translation, with Various Readings and Notes. geo. Lond., 1807. 3/' This is said to be "a careful rendering, aiming at the primary meaning of the psalmists." Dr. Henderson speaks of Geddes as flagrantly disfiguring his Biblical labors with profanity. He was a singular mixture of Romanist and free-thinker.
  98. GOOD (JOHN MASON, M.D., F.R.S.) Historical Outline of the Book of Psalms. Edited by the Rev. John Mason Neale, B.A. Lond., W. H. Dalton. 1842. S/-This is not a commentary, but may be regarded as an introduction to the work next mentioned, by the same author. Historical light is frequently the very best which can be cast upon a passage, and Dr. Good has known how to apply it. He may sometimes be thought fanciful, but he is never really speculative, and he almost always says somethin6 worth notin6.
  99. GOOD (J. M.) The Book of Psalms; a New Translation, with Notes. Edited by the Rev. E. Henderson, D.D. 8va. Lond., Seeleys. 1854. 4/-Dr. Good was a medical gentleman with a large practice, and yet he managed to produce this learned volume. "I save every quarter of an hour for it," said he, "for my heart is in it." He was a man of 6rear attainments and genuine piety. The progress made in Hebrew philology and exegesis since his day has been great; but his work has not been altogether superseded. It is of a high class, from a literary pint of view, but must not be blindly followed.
  100. GREEN (WILLIAM, M.A.) A Translation, with Notes. 8vo.,762. 3/-A translation with meagre notes.
  101. HAMMOND (HENRY, D.D. 1605—1660). Paraphrase and Annotations. Folio. 1659. 7/6. 2vols. 8vo. Oxf., 1850. S. 6/-Much esteemed, and deservedly so. Hammond's weighty tome is somewhat dry, and many of his remarks are rather those of a linguist than of a divine, but he touches on many matters which others omit, and is, upon the whole, an expositor of singular merit.
  102. HAPSTONE (DALMAN, M.A.) The Psalms in appropriate Metres; a strictly literal Translation, with Notes. 8va. 7/6. Edinb., Oliphant. 1867. We prefer our own version, and do not think many of Mr. Hapstone's stanzas successful as attempts at poetry.
  103. HENGSTENBERG (E. W., D.D.) Commentary. 3 vols., 8va. f1 13s. Edinb., T. & T. Clark. 1845-8. S. 15/-A masterly work; but about as dry as Gideon's unwetted fleece.
  104. HILLER (O. PRESCOTT. Minister of the New Jerusalem Church, Cross Street, London.) Notes on the Psalms [I.—LXXVII.] Explanatory of their Spiritual Sense. 8va. Lond., James Spiers. 1869. S. 4/-Swedenborgian, and frequently absurd. The author confounds rather than expounds.
  105. HORNE (GEORGE, D.D. Bishop of Norwich. 1730—1792). Commentary. [Numerous editions: among others a Glasgow edition, 3 vols., 12mo., with Introductory Essay by Edward Irving, M.A., which is one of Irving's best efforts. Tegg's edition, 1 vol., 8vo. 6/-] S. 3/-It has been said that this author had no qualification for a corn, me, rotor except piety. This is not true, for he had natural poetry in his soul; and even if it were true, his work would 60 far to show how abundantly piety compensates for other deficiencies He is among the best of our Eng1ish writers on this part of Scripture, and certainly one of the most popular.
  106. HORSLEY (SAMUEL Bishop of Norwich). The Book of Psalms. With Notes Explanatory and Critical. 8vo. Lond., 1833. 4/-Vigorous writing, with a propensity to indulge in new readings, and a persistent twist in one direction. The notes show the hand of a master, and have exerted much influence in directing thoughtful minds to the subject of the Second Advent, as foreshadowed in the Old Testament, but they must be used with extreme caution.
  107. JEBB (JOHN). Literal Translation; with Dissertations on the word Selah, and on the Authorship, Order, Titles, and Poetry of the Psalms. 2 vols., 8vo. Lond., Longmans. 1846. 4/-Jebb takes for his motto in translating, that saying of/looker: "I 'hold it for an infallible rule in expositions of sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst." His notes are scant, but his dissertations in the second volume are most admirable.
  108. JENNINGS (A. C., B.A.) and LOWE (W. H., M.A.) The Psalms, with Introductions and Critical Notes. Books III. and IV. [Psalms LXXIII. to CVI.] Cr. 8vo. 6/-Lond., Macmillan & Co. 1874. Learned, but more occupied with mere verbal criticisms than with any useful suggestions which could be turned to account by a preacher.
  109. JONES (JOSEPH, M.A.) The Psalms; with Reflections. 12mo. Lond., 1846. I/-to 2/- Pious, but poor.
  110. KAY (WILLIAM, D.D.) The Psalms translated from the Hebrew. With Notes, chiefly Exegetical. 8vo. 12/6. Lond., Rivingtons. 1871. A refreshing book; the notes being' out of the ordinary run, and casting much light on many passages. To thoroughly appreciate this author one should be a Hebrew scholar.
  111. KEBLE (JOHN, M.A. Author of "The Christian Year." 1792— 1869). The Psalter, in English Verse. Fcap. 8vo. 6/-Load., Parker & Co. 1869. A poet's version of a grand series of poems.
  112. LANGE'S COMMENTARY. Edited by Dr. P. Schaff. Imp. 8vo. 21/-Subscribers 15/-Edinb., T. & T. Clark. 1872. Comparatively feeble. Not up to the usual standard of this admirable series. Still, it is among the best of modern commentaries.
  113. LINTON (HENRY, M.A.) The Psalms of David and Solomon explained. Fcap., 8vo. 3/-Lond., Bagsters. 1871. A small affair in all ways.
  114. LUTHER (MARTIN). A Manual of the Book of Psalms; or the subject-contents of all the Psalms. Translated by Rev. Henry Cole. 8vo. Lond., 1823. [Also a volume of":The Christian's Family Library." 12mo. Lond., Seeleys.] 2/-Fragmentary, a mere table of contents, but truly Lutheran.
  115. MANT (RICHARD, D.D. Bishop of Down. 1776—1849). The Book of Psalms in an English Metrical Version, with Notes. 8vo. Oxf, 1824. 3/-A bold version, with important notes. In this instance we can-less that there may be real poetry in a metrical version, and through the flame does not in each composition burn with equal brilliance, yet in some verses it is the true poetic fire. Mant is no mean writer.
  116. MARSH (EDWARD GARRARD, M.A.) The Book of Psalms translated into English verse, with Notes. 8vo. Lond., 1832. 2/6. Contains nothing of any consequence to an expositor, though the verse is considerably above the average of such productions.
  117. MERRICK (JAMES, M.A. 17200—1769). The Psalms Paraphrased in English verse. 12mo. Reading, 1766. 1/6. "Annotations on the Psalms. 4to. Reading, 1778. 3/' These two works are scarce. They are rather more suited for the admirers of poetry than for ministers of the Word. It is said that some of the notes are by Archbishop Secker, and that Lowth also aided in the exposition; but the combined result is of no great value to the preacher.
  118. MORISON (JOHN, D.D.) Exposition of the Book of Psalms, explanatory, critical, and devotional. 2 vols, 8vo. 1829. 3 vols., 8vo. 1832. 8/-to 10/-The first volume is the best. 7here is nothing very original, but it is an instructive exposition, and ought to be better known.
  119. MUDGE (ZACHARY. Prebendary of Exeter. Died 1760). An Essay towards a New English Version. 4to. Lond., 1744-3/' Elegant in taste rather than sound in scholarship. Mudge was highly esteemed by Dr. Johnson, and he was no doubt a very worthy man; but his exposition can be dispensed with.
  120. MURPHY (JAMES G., LL.D.) A Critical and Exegetical Comment. 8vo. 15/-Edinb., T. & T. Clark. 1875. T/ds may be called a volume of compressed thought. The author has aimed at neither being too long nor too short, late has succeeded in producing a very useful and usable work, with many points of unusual value. Dr. Murphy is well known as an accomplished Hebraist and a lucid expositor. We have already noticed his works on Genesis ( 134) and Exodus (176).
  121. NEALE (JOHN MASON, D.D.) and (LITTLEDALE, R. F., LL.D.) A Commentary, from Primitive and Mediaeval Writers. 4 vols., post 8vo. 10/6 each. Lond., Masters & Co. 1860-74. Unique, and to very high churchmen most precious. We admire the learning and research; but the conceits, the twistings, and allegorical interpretations surpass conception. As a collection of mediaeval mysticisms it is unrivalled.
  122. NICHOLSON (WILLIAM. Bishop of Gloucester. Died 1671). David's Harp Strung and Tuned; or, An Easie Analysis of the Whole Book of Psalms. Folio. Lond., 1662. 21/-" Wholly practical and explanatory. In his explications the author steers between the two extremes of literal and spiritual interpretation. Dr. Adam Clark has inserted Bishop Nicholson's Analysis in his commentary on the Psalms, omitting his prayers."—Horne. This book fetches a high price when complete, and we cannot advise a poor man to lay out so much money upon it, good as it is.
  123. NOYES (G. R., D.D.) A New Translation, with Notes. 12mo. Boston, U. S., 1831 and 1846. 2/6 to 4/-Dr. Noyes was the Hebrew Professor in Harvard University. His Introduction is full of information; the new translation is useful, and the notes are brief and pertinent.
  124. OXENDEN (ASHTON, D.D. Bishop of Montreal). A Simple Exposition. 2 vols., cr. 8vo. 3/6 each. Lond., Hatchards. For reading at family prayers. Alas, poor families! Ye have need of patience.
  125. PEROWNE (J. J. STEWART, B.D., Canon Res. of Llan-daft). The Book of Psalms; a New Translation, with Introductions and Notes. 8vo. Vol. I. 18/-Vol. II. 16/- [Abridged edition for Schools and Private Students. Cr. 8vo. 10/6.] Lond., George Bell & Sons. 1864-68. ,4 masterpiece of extraordinary learning and critical skill, although not altogether what we would desire. The "Saturday Review" said:—"Mr. Perowne is probably as capable as any one in England of doing all that Hebrew scholarship? can do towards a better knowledge of the Psalms. The learning which he has brought together gives a value of its own to his book, and makes it an important contribution to a department of Biblical scholarship lit which we are at present rather poorly furnished.
  126. PIERCE (SAMUEL. EYLES). The Book of Psalms. 2 vols.. 8vo. 1817. Very scarce. 24/-This author is held in high esteem for the "sound and savory" character of his works. On the Psalms he writes to comfort and edification. The work is regarded as superexcellent by our extra-calvinistic friends, but we do not think it quite worth the fancy price which is now asked.
  127. PHILLIPS (GEORGE., B.D.) The Psalms in Hebrew; with Commentary. 2 vols., 8vo. 21/-Lond., J. w. Parker, and Williams & Norgate. 1846. S. 7/-:[' his Commentary will be valued by Hebrew scholars; but it is be-yond the general attainments of those for whom this Index is compiled.
  128. PLAIN COMMENTARY (A) on the Book of Psalms (P. B. Version), chiefly grounded on the Fathers. 2 vols., Fcap. 8vo. 10/6. Oxf. & Land. Parker. 1859. S. 4/6. Of the High Church school, and rather strained in places, but abounding in sweet spiritual thoughts. We have read it with pleasure and profit, though with some caution.
  129. PLUMER (WILLIAM S., DD., LL.D.) Studies in the Book of Psalms. Imp. 8vo. 28/-Edinb., A. & C. Black. 1867. S. 18/-A huge volume, compiled from such works as were accessible to the author in the United States. Full of instructive comment, but not very original, or remarkably learned.
  130. PRACTICAL ILLUSTRATION (A) of the Book of Psalms; by the Author of the Family Commentary on the New Testament. [? Mrs. Thomson.] 2 vols. 8vo. York, 1826. 2/-to 3/-For families. Consisting of remarks which would occur to any motherly person.
  131. PRIDHAM (ARTHUR). Notes and Reflections on the Book of Psalms. Cr. 8vo. 8/6. Lond., James Nisbet & Co. 1869. S. 4/-Spiritual reflections of an excellent kind, but not very striking.
  132. REMARKS upon the Psalms as Prophetic of the Messiah. 8vo. Lond., 1843. 5/-Mere outlines: of no consequence.
  133. ROGERS (J., M.A.) The Book of Psalms in Hebrew, metrically arranged; with Selections from the various Readings of Kennicott and De Rossi, and from the Ancient Versions. 2 vols., 12mo. Oxf., 1833. 2/6 to 4/. l"or the Hebrew scholar only.
  134. ROSENMULLER (ERNEST F.C. 1768—1835). Annotations on the Messianic Psalms. Translated. 12mo. 7/6. Edinb., T. & T. Clark. 1841. It may be altogether our own fault, but we cannot make any use of this volume No doubt these scholastic notes have a value; but commentaries upon inspired Scripture written in the same style as one might write upon Ovid or Horace are not to our taste. Gesenius praises this work for its criticisms. We wish there had been a little religion in it, but perhaps if there had been it would have been the religion of neology.
  135. RYLAND (R. H., M.A.) The Psalms restored to Messiah. Sm. 8vo. 6/. Lond., Nisbet. 1853. S. 2/6. Written with an admirable design. Good, but not very able. The subject still demands the pen of a master.
  136. SHERIFFE (Mrs.) Practical Reflections. 2 vols., 12mo. Lond., 1820. 2/-We hope they benefited the printer; they will not help the reader much.
  137. SPURGEON (CHARLES HADDON). The Treasury of David: containing an Original Exposition of the Book of Psalms; a Collection of Illustrative Extracts from the whole range of literature; a Series of Homiletical Hints upon almost every verse; and Lists of Writers upon each Psalm. [In progress.] Vol. I. containing Psalms I.—XXVI.; Vol. II. Pss. XXVII.— I.II.; Vol. III. Pss. LIII.—LXXVIII.; Vol. IV. Pss. LXXIX.—CIII. 8/-each. Lond., Passmore & Alabaster. 1870, &c. P & A edition available from Pilgrim Publications, To be completed in six volumes, if God permit. Reviewers have handled this book with remarkable kindness, and the. public have endorsed their judgment by largely purchasing the volumes already issued. It would not become us to say more.
  138. STREET (STEPHEN, M.A.) A New Literal Version; with a Preface and Notes. 2vols.,8vo. Lond., 1790. 3/. One hardly desires a rigidly literal translation of a poetic book, for the beauty and spirit are lost. The notes are purely critical and are superseded by later works
  139. THOLUCK (AUGUSTUS F., D.D., Ph.D.) A Translation and Commentary. Translated from the German by J. Isidor Morn-bert. 8vo. Lond., Nisbet & Co. 1856. S. 5/6. Tholuck is one of the most spiritual of German interpreters. Though we cannot say that this is equal to some others of his works, yet he is a great writer, and always deserves attention.
  140. THRUPP (JosEPH FRANCIS, M.A.) An Introduction to the Study and Use of the Psalms. 2 vols., 8vo. 21,/-Lond. and Cam&, Macmillan & Co. 1860. S. 12/-Though not the best, it is still a learned and helpful work of its class.
  141. TUCKER (WILLIAM HILL, M.A.) The Psalms [P. B. Version], with Notes, showing their Prophetic and Christian Character. Post 8vo. 6/-Lond., 1840. S. 2/6 The writer refers all the Psalms to Christ, and writes many weighty things, but we cannot place him in the front rank among expositors.
  142. WAKE (W. R.) A Literal Version of the Psalms into Modern Language, according to the Liturgy translation. 2 vols., Cr 8vo. Bath., 1793. 3/' Think of a translation of a translation. The author was Wake, but not awake, or he would never have wasted so much good paper.
  143. WALFORD (WILLIAM. Late Classical and Hebrew Tutor at Homerton). A New Translation, with Notes, Explanatory and Critical. 8vo. Lond., 1837. 2/3 to 3/-Contains some useful notes, good, but not specially remarkable.
  144. WEISS (BENJ. Missionary to the yews, Algiers). A New Translation, Ex-position, and Chronological Arrangement of the Book of Psalms, with Critical Notes. 8vo. Edinb., W. Oliphant & Co. 1852. S. 2/6 The Psalms are arranged in a new order, and are very hard to find. The author is dogmatic to the last degree. Our estimate of his work is not so high as his own.
  145. WILCOCKS (THOMAS, A.M.-Puritan. 1549—1608). A very godly and learned exposition upon the whole Book of Psalms. Works. Folio.] See No. 336. :Short spiritual remarks, followed by many doctrinal interences, calculated to suggest topics to preachers.
  146. WILSON (W., D.D.) The Psalms; with an Exposition, Typical and Prophetical, of the Christian Dispensation. 2 vols. 8vo. 16/-Lond., Nisbet. 1860. S. 5/-We have consulted Wilson with advantage and often quoted from him in the" Treasury of David," He is a clear, gospel Expositor, and has written much that is weighty and precious.
  147. WOODFORD (SAMUEL). A Paraphrase. 4to. Lond., 1667. 3/' Poor rhymes; though the preface says of the author— "At length the skillful way you found, With a true ear judg'd the melodious sound, And with a nimble hand run descant on the Hebrew ground." It would seem from this that the poem scrambles on all-fours, and we think it does
  148. WRIGHT (ABRAHAM). A Practical Commentary, wherein the Text of every Psalme is Practically expounded, according to the Doctrine of the Catholick Church, in a way not usually trod by Commentators; and wholly applyed to the Life and Salva-tion of Christians. Very thin folio, 1661. Wright selects the more remarkable verses, and comments upon them in a deeply spiritual, quaint, and suggestive manner. His work is extremely rare.
  149. ZILLWOOD (J. O.) The Psalms, arranged in Parallelisms, with Notes, chiefly from Bishops Horne and Horsley. 2 vols., 8vo. Lond., 1855. 3/' The student had better get Horne and Horsley for himself, and he will have no need of this.

  150. BAKER (SIR RICHARD. 1568—1645). Meditations and Disquisitions on the First, and Seven Penitential Psalms, viz., the 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, & 143. 4to. Lond., 1640. 5/- Meditations and Disquisitions on the Seven Consolitarie Psalms, viz., the 23, 27, 30, 34, 84, 103, and 116. 4to. Lond., 1640. 5/-0 rare Sir Richard Baker / Knight of the flowing pen. His "Meditations and Disquisitions" are altogether marrow and f at-ness. We have often tried to quote from him and have found ourselves so embarrassed with riches that we have been inclined to copy the whole book. Why it has not been reprinted, and made to pass through fifty editions, we cannot tell. Poor man, he became a surety and smarted, dying in poverty in the Fleet. Were there any Christians alive in those days?
  151. BARKER. (FREDERICK, M.A.) Thirty-six Psalms; with Commentary and Prayer, for use in families. Cr. 8vo. Jackson, 1854. 1/6. What platitudes people will write for:he use of families. Families will best use these commentaries and prayers by lining their cake tins with them.
  152. BERTRAM (R.. A.) The Imprecatory Psalms. Six Lectures. 12mo. Lond., Elliot Stock. 1867. S. 1/6. Contains some very sensible remarks upon a subject which no doubt bewilders certain of the weaker sort.
  153. BOWMAN (HETTY). Studies in the Psalms. 12mo. Zone/., The Book Society, and John Snow & Co. 1869. Outlines of teaching upon a few Psalms. The authoress begs that these "Studies ".may not in any sense be considered as a commentary: we do not so consider them.
  154. BOYS (JOHN, D.D. Dean of Canterbury. 1571—1625). Workes. Folio, 1629. An Exposition of the Proper Psalms used in our English Liturgy. (See under New Testament.) 12/-One of the richest of writers. From his golden pen flows condensed wisdom. Many of his sentences are worthy to be quoted as gems of the Christian classics.
  155. COPE (SIR ANTHONY. Chamberlain to Queen Catherine Parr). Meditations on Twenty Select Psalms. Reprinted from the edition of 1547. Small square 8vo. Lond., John Ollivier. 1848. 2/6. More curious than valuable. The style is scholastic and pointless.
  156. DIDHAM (R. CUNNINGHAM, M.A.) I.—XXXVI.—New Translation: made by means of Arabic Lexicons, Syriac New Testament Words, the Ancient Versions, Bishop Lowth's Parallelisms, and Parallel Places, whereby the Scriptural Messianic Canon that our Lord Christ is the Key to the Psalm is upheld, &c. 8vo. 15/-Lond., Williams & Norgate. 1870. S. 1/9. Principally consists of denunciations of other writers. As the price has descended from 15/-to 119 for new copies, the verdict of the public is pretty definite.
  157. LUTHER (MARTIN). A Commentary on Psalms I.—XI.; and on Psalm LI., in Vol. 3; on Psalms XII.—XXII. and on Psalm II. in Vol. 4, of Select Works of Luther. Translated by Rev. H. Cole. [4 vols. 8vo. Lond., 1824. 18/-] A Commentary on the Psalms, commonly called the Psalms of Degrees [CXX.—CXXXIV]. 8vo. Lewes, 1823. Also a black letter 4to., 1577, and other editions of this work. 2;uther needs no trumpeter.
  158. PITMAN (J. R., M.A.) A Course of Sermons on some of the Chief Subjects in the Book of Psalms; abridged from eminent divines of the Established Church. 8vo. Lond., Longmans. 1846. 3/-We have seldom obtained much from these sermons. A far better selection might have been made; at the same time, some of the discourses are admirable.
  159. ROLLOCK (ROBERT. 1555—1598). An Exposition upon some select Psalms. 12mo. 1600. Rollock's works are rare. He wrote in Latin, and his language is made more dull than need be by the translator. All his writings are masterly.
  160. STRIGELLIUS (VICTORINUS. 1524—1569). Part of the Harmony of King David's Harp. Translated by R. Robinson. [In four parts.] 4to. 1582 to 1596. This volume the expositor is not at all likely to see, and there is, therefore, the less need for us to speak of it. Strigellius was the friend of Luther and Melancthon, and a man of sound sense and vast learning.
  161. WILLIAMS (ISAAC, B.D.) The Psalms interpreted of Christ. [Vol. I., Psalms I.—XXVI.] Thick 12mo. Lond., Rivingtons. 1864. S. 3/-This writer is of the High Church school, but he is very spiritual and deep, and we seldom turn to him without profit.


    [The Penitential Psalms are seven in number. Psalms 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, and 143. For 102 some substitute 25.]

  162. BAKER (SIR R.) See No. 481.
  163. DONNE (JOHN. 1573—1631). Sermons on the Penitential Psalms. In Vols. II. and III. of his Works. [-6 vols., 8vo., f2. 1839.] A right royal writer, whose every line is a pearl.
  164. FISHER (JOHN. 1459—1535). Fruytful saynges of Dauid. Black Letter. 4to., 1509; 8vo., 1555. Reprinted in 12mo., 1714. 5/' Dry and tedious: in the stiff antique style.
  165. HAYWARD (Sin JOHN, LL.D. Died 1627). David's Tears. [On VI., XXXII., and CXXX. only.] 4to., 1623; 12mo., 1649. 3/-to 5/-After the Puritanic method: full of point and pith.
  166. OXENDEN (CHART.RS). Sermons on the Seven Penitential Psalms, preached during Lent. 12mo. 1838. 1/6. To listen to these sermons must have afforded a suitable Lenten penance to those who went to church to hear them. There their use began and. ended.
  167. SYMSON (ARCHIBALD). A Sacred Septenarie; or, a Godly and Fruitfull Exposition on the Seven Psalmes of Repentance. 4to. 1638. 5/-to 7/' A marrowy author, full of instruction.


    [The following works are arranged according to the order of the Psalms, to assist reference. We have not attempted to include all writers in this list].

  168. Psalm I.—SMITH (SAMUEL. 1583—1665). David's Blessed Man. Ninth edition, 18mo. 1635. 1/6 to 3/-Reprinted in Nichol's Commentaries, with Pierson (No. 527 ); and Gouge (No. 560). Very popular in its day, and worthily so.
  169. I.—STONHAM (MATTHEW). A Treatise on the First Psaime. 4to. 1610. Somewhat dry, scholastic and out of date; but still an interesting and instructive piece of old divinity.
  170. II., XLV., CX.—HARPUR (GEORGE, B.A.) Christ in the Psalms. A Series of Discourses. Cr. 8vo. 6/-Lond.,Wertheim & Co. 1862. S. 2/-Discourses of' a high order as to ability, but the historico-prophetic interpretations here given do not commend themselves to us.
  171. II.—PITCAIRN (DAVID). Zion's King. Cr. 8vo. 7/6. Lond., J. H. Jackson. 1851. S. 2/6. This author does not err on the side of conciseness. His book is a meritorious effort, but we have found it somewhat heavy reading.
  172. IV., XLII., LI., LXIII.—HORTON (THOMAS, D.D. Died 1673). Choice and Practical Expositions. Folio. 1675. 5/-to 7/-./ 1 marvellous homiletical exposition, Horton's discourses are very full of divisions, but then he always has plenty of solid matter to divide. Ministers will find teeming suggestions here.
  173. XV.—CARTWRIGHT (CHRISTOPHER). Commentary. 4to. 1658. 7/6. A learned and weighty work; not readily met with.
  174. XV.—DOWNAME (GEORGE, D.D.) Lectures. 4to. 1604. 6/6. Lectures by one of the race of giant divines.
  175. XV.—TURNBULL (RICHARD). Four Sermons on Psalm XV. 4to. 1606. Forming last part of volume on James and Jude. 9/-to 14/-By a popular and edifying preacher of the olden times
  176. XVI.—DALE (THoMAs, M.A. Canon of St. Paul's.) The Golden Psalm. 12mo. 1847. S. 2/-to 3/' Good, simple discourses; the headings might suggest a course of sermons.
  177. XVI.—FRAME (JAMES). Christ in Gethsemane. Cr. 8vo. 1858. S. 2/-A sterling, well-intentioned and well-executed comment. The text has to be a little twisted to suit the theory of the interpreter, but we do not suppose that Mr. Frame is conscious of it. He is one of the best of modern discoursers upon the Psalms.
  178. XVIII.—BROWN (JOHN, D.D.) The Sufferings and Glories of the Messiah. 8vo. Edinb., 1853. Like all Dr. Brown's productions, this is a work of the highest order. Clear, full, and, in the best manner, exegetical.
  179. XIX.—REEVE (J. W.) Lectures on the Nineteenth Psalm. Cr. 8vo. 5/-1863. S. 2/3. By one of the ablest preachers among the Evangelical Episcopalians. Scriptural, thoughtful, and original.
  180. XIX.—RICHARDSON (J. WILBERFORCE). Illustrations of the Nineteenth Psalm. Cr. 8vo. 3/6. Lond., John Snow & Co. 1870. S. 2//-Sound in doctrine, but verbose and common-place.
  181. XX., verses x—6.—BOWND (Nicholas, D.D.) Medicines for the Plague [Twenty-one Sermons]. 4to. 1604. 5/6. Racy, quaint, extremely rare.
  182. XXII.—FRAME (JAMES). The Song of the Cross. Cr. 8vo. 5/- Lond., S. W. Partridge & Co. 1872. S. 2/6. This is valuable, as Mr. Frame's books generally are.
  183. XXII.—STEVENSON (JOHN, D.D., aston. Canon of Canterbury). Christ on the Cross: an Exposition of the Twenty-second Psalm. Post 8vo. 5/-Lond., Bagsters. S. x/6. The best of Dr. Stevenson'S books. Exceedingly precious in its unveiling of the Redeemer's sorrows. We have derived personal spiritual benefit from the perusal of this gracious exposition, and are unable to judge it critically.
  184. XXIII.—STEVENSON (JOHN, D.D., lion. Canon of Canterbury). The Lord our Shepherd: An Exposition of the Twenty-third Psalm. Post 8vo. 3/6. Lond., Bagsters. Too wire-drawn, but it is golden wire.
  185. XXIII.—BAKER (SIR R.) See No. 481.
  186. XXIII.—DALE (THOMAS, M.A.) The Good Shepherd and the Chosen Flock. 12mo. 1847. S. 2/6. Somewhat ordinary evangelical discourses.
  187. XXIII., LXII., LXXIII.—LXXVII.—HOOPER (JOHN, Bishop and Martyr). Certain Comfortable Expositions. [In Parker Society's edition of Hooper's Works.] The cramped style and antiquated matter repel the reader.
  188. XXIII.—MILLER (ANDREW). Meditations on Twenty-third and Eighty-fourth Psalms. 12mo. Lond., G. Morrish. Discursive, but devout; more useful to the heart than the head.
  189. XXIII.—PATON (JAMEs, B.A.) The Children's Psalm: Twelve Meditations and Twelve Spiritual Songs. 12mo. Lond. Passmore & Alabaster. 1870. S. 1/6. Worthy of much commendation. It is unfortunate that the title leads the reader to expect a book for children, whereas the author intended to edify the children of God of an older growth.
  190. XXIII.—SEDGWICK (OBADIAH, B.D.) The Shepherd of Israel. 4to. 1658. 7/6. to 10/6. Seal, rick was one of the most eminent preachers of the time of the Commonwealth. His commenting is solid and lively.
  191. XXIII.—SMITH (SAMUEL). The Chiefe Shepheard; or An Exposition on ye XXIII Psalme. 18mo. 1625. All the writings of Samuel Smith are good, but not so full of memorable sentences and pithy sayings as certain others of their date.
  192. XXIII.—STOUGHTON (JOHN, D.D.) The Song of Christ's Flock. 12mo. 5/-Lond., 1860. S. 3/-Devout practical meditations, but we don't see how a flock can sing.
  193. XXIII.—THORNTON (J., of Billericay). The Shepherd of Israel. 12mo. 1826. We need no longer wonder how spiders make such long threads with such little material, for here is an equally amazing instance of spinning. Plentiful quotations of Scripture, and venerable anecdotes are here used as substitutes for thought, not as aids to it.
  194. XXV.—HALKET (LADY ANNE. 1622—1699.) Meditations. 8vo. Edinb., 1778. 1/6. This lady was eminent for medicine as well as theology; she left twenty-one volumes: this and another book of meditations appear to be all that have been reprinted.
  195. XXV.—MOSSOM (ROBERT, Bishop of Londonderry. Died 1679). The Preacher's Tripartite, contains Divine Meditations upon Psalm XXV. Folio. 1657. 3/6 to 5/-Thoroughly devotional, eminently consolatory, and deeply experimental, Mossom is a fruitful writer.
  196. XXVII., LXXXIV., LXXXV., LXXXVII.—PIERSON (THOMAS, M.A. 1570~1633). Excellent Encouragements against Afflictions. 4to. 1647. 5/-[Repfinted in Nichol's Commentaries, with Smith, No. 499; and Gouge, No. 560]. Pierson was not the richest or most overflowing of the old divines, but yet one who stood in the front rank.
  197. XXXII.—BINGHAM (CHARLES H., B.A.) Lectures. Post 8vo. 1836. 2/-Tame sermons. Faultlessly feeble. Good, but no good.
  198. XXXII.—LEIGHTON (ROBERT, Archbishop of Glasgow. 1611— 1684). In some editions of Leighton' s collected works will be found choice meditations on this Psalm, and also on Psalms IV. and CXXX. Everything that fell from his pen is worth its weight in diamonds.
  199. XXXII.—TAYLOR (THOMAS, D.D.) David's Learning, or Way to True Happiness. 410. 1617. 7/-Also in his Works. Folio. 1660. On account of Taylor's great knowledge of the Scriptures, he was commonly called "the illuminated Doctor." Fuller calls him "a grave divine, a painful preacher, and a profitable writer." He is one of the richest in matter of all the Puritans.
  200. XXXII.—REEVE (J. W., M.A.) Lectures. Cr. 8vo. 3/6. Lond., Nisbet. 1859. S. 2/-Orthodox, spiritual, and suggestive lectures, by an evangelical clergyman.
  201. XXXII.—WILLARD (SAMUEL). The Truly Blessed Man. 8vo. Boston, N.E. 3 I/6. Rare. One of the first books printed in the United. States. An old-fashioned exposition. The price is caused by its rarity rather than its value.
  202. XL.—FRAME (JAMES). Christ and his Work. Cr. 8vo. 6/-Lond., Snow & Co. 1869. S. 2/6. Well done. Though differing from the author at times, we are grateful for such real help.
  203. XLII.—MACDUFF (J. R., D.D.) The Hart and the Water-brooks. Sm. cr. 8vo. Lond., Nisbet. 1860. S. 2/-See remarks on other books by this copious writer. (Nos. 308, 315, &c.)
  204. XLII., XLIII.—MARCH (H.) Sabbaths at Home. 8vo. 1823. 1/6. Profitable reading, rendered all the more pleasing by the introduction of very choice poetry. Not important to the expositor.
  205. XLII.—SIBBES (RICHARD, D.D.) The Soul's Conflict and Victory over itself by Faith. 12mo. 1635, &c. 1/6 to 3/-Works, Vol. I., Nichol's edition. Mainly upon verses 5 and 11. Sibbes never wastes the student's time; he scatters pearls and diamonds with both hands.
  206. XLV.—BENNETT (THOMAS). Sermons on the Forty-fifth Psalm. Sin. 8vo. Edinb., 1781. Twenty-four sermons after the manner of Ralph Erskine, in which Jesus is all in all. What more need be said in their praise?
  207. XLV.—PENNEFATHER (WILLIAM, M.A.) The Bridegroom King. A Meditation on the Forty-fifth Psalm. 18mo. 1/6. Lond., J. F. Shaw & Co. Rather a meditation than an exposition. A fitting book for a sick bed. The little chapters might lie, like wafers made with honey, upon the praiseful tongue of the suffering believer. The beloved writer has now gone to see the King in his beauty, of whom he had those glimpses. here which enabled him to pen this tiny volume.
  208. XLV.—TROUGHTON (W.) The Mystery of the Marriage Song. 12mo. 1656. An old work with nothing new or striking in it. Remarkably tame and meagre for a work of that exuberant period. Let it alone.
  209. XLV.—PITCAIRN (DAVID). The Anointed Savior. 12mo. 1846. Contains an exposition of part of Psalm XLV., as applied to Messiah's first and second advents. Good, yet it reads rather wearily to us.
  210. LI.—ALEXANDER (ThoMAs, M.A.) The Penitent's Prayer. Cr. 8vo. 3/6. Lond., Nisbet. 1861. S. 1/9. Our friend the late Dr. Alexander of Chelsea handled this Psalm well.
  211. LI.—DE COETLOGON (CHARLES EDWARD, A.M. Died 1820). The Portraiture of the Christian Penitent. 2 vols., 12mo. 1775. S. 2/6 to 4/' Very proper. We see nothing in the book but platitudes decorously expressed.
  212. LI.—BIDDULPH (ThoMAs T., A.M., 1763—1838). Lectures on Psalm LI. 8vo., 1830; 12mo., 1835. S. 1/6 to 2/6. Lectures far above the average of such lucubrations, making up a very fair exposition.
  213. LI.—BULL (JOHN, M.A.) Sermons on the Fifty-first Psalm. 8vo. 1824. x/6. Another specimen of sermons published by subscription. The poor curate was no doubt the better for the profits, and nobody was any the worse. Clipston church was not set on fire by the flaming eloquence of the preacher, nor was the country disturbed by any fanatical excitement produced by his excessive zeal.
  214. LI.—HIERON (SAMUEL. 1572—1617). David's Penitentiall Psalme opened. 4to. 16t7. 5/6. Hieron was a conforming Puritan. His works were once exceedingly popular and they are still esteemed.
  215. LI.—HILDERSHAM (ARTHUR. Puritan. 1563—1631).. One Hundred and Fifty-two Lectures upon Psalm LI. Folio. 1635 and 1642. 6/-to 10/-Hildersham was one of the most tried of the Nonconforming ministers, and at the same time one of the most able. lie is copious and discursive, we had almost said long-winded. Both Willet and Preston speak of him in the highest terms.
  216. LI.—MORGAN (JAMES, D.D.) The Penitent. 12mo. Belfast, M'Comb; Lond., Hamilton. 1855. The excellent doctor first wrote this exposition for his own spiritual benefit, then preached it for the edification of his flock, and lastly published it for the good of us all. This is a worthy pedigree /or a book, and the book itself is worthy of the pedigree.
  217. LI.—PAGE (SAMUEL, DD. Died 1630). David's Broken Heart. 4to. 1637 and 1646. 5/-Every page is like a bank note for value. Here are homiletical materials in abundance.
  218. LI.—SMITH (SAMUEL). David's Repentance. 18mo. 16th Edition. 1655. (See Nos. 499 and 522). It will be seen from the numerous editions that this work was well received in its author's lifetime. He tells us that he spent the spare hours of a long sickness in publishing this short exposition, and thus the world is all the healthier for his illness.
  219. LXVIII., CX.—DIXON (RICHARD, A.M., F.R.S.) A New Interpretation of the Sixty-eighth Psalm: with an Exposition of the Hundred and Tenth Psalm. 4to. Oxf., 1811 2/-This author, in a most interesting manner, traces out the analogy between this Psalm and the Song of Deborah. Those who like choice pieces of writing upon the literature of Scripture will be gratified by the perusal of this exposition.
  220. LXXIII.—PARRY (EDWARD. Bishop aye Killaloe). David Restored; or an Antidote against the Prosperity of the Wicked and the Afflictions of the Just. 8vo. 1660. 4/6 to 8/-Not super-excellent, nor free from blemishes, but containing much of sterling value.
  221. LXXXII.—HALL (THOMAS, B.D. 1610—1665). The Beauty of Magistracy. An Exposition of Psalm LXXXII. 4to. 1660. [In Vol. IV. of Swinnock's Works, Nichol's edition. ] This exposition has always nestled in the bosom of Swinnock's works. We agree with Dr. Jenkyn's criticism—"The style is terse and clear, though grave and theological, and the matter is solid and judicious."
  222. LXXXIV.—HEMINGE (NICHOLAS. 1513—1600). The Faith of the Church Militant. 8vo. 1581. A Danish divine of high repute in his own day. Some of his works were turned into English; but the translations, like the originals, are now left in undeserved oblivion.
  223. XC.—SMITH (SAMUEL). Moses, his Prayer. 18mo. 1656. See our notes on Nos. 499, 522, and 549.
  224. XCIX., CI., CII.—EDERSHEIM (ALFRED, D.D.) The Golden Diary of Heart Converse with Jesus. 1873. Contains Exposi-tions of Psalms XCIX., CI., CII. Sweet and spiritual; worth purchasing.
  225. CIII—STEVENSON (JOHN, D.D. Hon. Canon of Canterbury). Gratitude. An Exposition of the Hundred and Third Psalm. Post 8vo. 3/6. Lond., S. Bagster & Sons. Somewhat diffuse, but at the same time too good to be criticized.
  226. CVII.—HYPERIUS (ANDREW GERARD. 1511—1564). A Special Treatise of God's Providence and Comfort against all kinds of Crosses and Calamities, to be drawn from the same; with an Exposition of the One Hundred and Seventh Psalme. From the Latin. Black Letter. 8yD. 1602. 15/-Scarce. This author has written in Latin upon many subjects, but his works are now little known He was a learned Lutheran.
  227. CVII.—ROMAINE (WILLIAM, M.A. 1714—1795). A Practical Comment on Psalm CVII. 8yD. Fifth edition, 1767. x/6 to 4/-Also in Works, IV. Romaine's doctrine and style of writing are well known. He could not be accused of overlaying the truth with much learning. The thought is gracious, sound, and practical, but the style is just a little dull.
  228. CX.—REYNOLDS (EDWARD, D.D. Bishop of Norwich. 1599— 1676). Explication of the One Hundred and Tenth Psalm. 4to., 1632 and 1635; 12mo., 1837. 2/-to 3/6. Also in Works. Surpassingly clear and elaborate. Reynolds was a man of vast learning and thoroughly evangelical spirit.
  229. CXVI.—GOUGE (WILLIAM, D.D. Puritan. 1575—1653). The Saints' Sacrifice. 4to. 1632. Scarce. 3/6. Reprinted in Nichol's Commentaries, with Smith, No. 499; and Pierson, No. 527. Gouge's method of cutting up his exposition into sections and discussing everything in propositions, is very tedious to the reader, but we judge it to be advantageous to the preacher. At any rate Gouge has often given us a hint. He was a man of great learning.
  230. CXIX.—BRIDGES (CHARLES, M.A.) Exposition. Twenty-second edition. Cr. 8vo. Lond., 1857. Worth its weight in gold. A/belt that the work is neither learned nor very original we prize it for its surpassing grace and unction.
  231. CXIX.—COWPER (WILLIAM. Bp. of Galloway. 1566—1619). A Holy Alphabet for Sion's Scholars. A Commentary upon CXIX Psalm. Folio. Lond., 1613; and in Works. Folio. 1629. Dr. M'Crie gives a high character to all Cowper's works, and says that a vein of practical piety runs through them, while the style is remarkable for ease and fluency. This remark applies emphatically to the, "Holy Alphabet." We have found it very delightful reading.
  232. CXIX.—GREENHAM (RICHARD. Puritan. 1531—1591). An Exposition of the 119 Psalme. Works. Folio. Lond., 1612. We regret that this comment is not published separately, and is only to be procured by purchasing the rest of Greenham's works. The style, however, is antique and cramped, and Manton and Bridges are quite enough.
  233. CXIX.—MANTON (THOMAS, D.D. 1620—1677). One hundred and ninety Sermons on the One Hundred and Nineteenth Psalm. Folio, Lond., 1725; 3 vols., 8vo., Lond., 1842; 3 vols (with Life), 1845. 7/-Fully up to Manton's highest mark, and he is well known to have been one of the chief of the Puritan brotherhood. The work is long, but that results only from the abundance of matter.
  234. CXIX.—SANDERSON (R. B., ESQ., B.A.) Lord's Day Literature: or, Illustrations of the Book of Psalms from the Hundred and Nineteenth Psalm consecutively. 12mo. Lond., 1842. We cannot call this an exposition, its title far more accurately describes it. The author takes occasion from the text to plead for those points of doctrine and practice into which he had been led by the Spirit of God. He was an eminently conscientious man, a bold believer, and a Baptist.
  235. CXX.—CXXXIV.—ARMFIELD (H. T., M.A. Vice-Principal, ]'heal. Call., Vicar of the Close, and Minor Canon of Sarum). The Gradual Psalms: a Treatise on the Fifteen Songs of Degrees, with Commentary, based on Ancient Hebrew, Chaldee, and Christian Authorities. 8vo. Lond., J. T. Hayes. 1874. A wonderfully interesting book from a literary point of view; perhaps more singular than profitable; but in many respects a publication which we should have been sorry to have missed. The homiletical student win not be able to make much use of it.
  236. CXX.—CXXXIV.—COX (SAMUEL). The Pilgrim Psalms; an Exposition of the Songs of Degrees. 8vo. Lond., Daldy, Isbister & Co. 1874. This will be greatly valued by intelligent readers. A noble series of sermons would be pretty sure to grow out of its attentive perusal. Mr. S. Cox is a great expositor.
  237. CXX.—CXXXIV.—LUTHER (MARTIN). See 2Va. 488.
  238. CXX.—CXXXIV.—M'MICHAEL (N.,D.D.) The Pilgrim Psalms. Cr. 8vo. Edinb., Oliphant. 1860. S. 3/- ,4 capital work, full of sound doctrine perfumed with devotion.
  239. CXX.—CXXXIV.—NISBET (ROBERT, D.D.) The Songs of the Temple Pilgrims. Lond., Nisbet. 1863. Dr. Nisbet regards the "Songs of Degrees as affording so complete an exhibition of the phases of religious sentiment, as to make these short poems a transcript of the feelings of the whole Church; a miniature Bible for the use of all." He has expounded in this spirit, with well-chosen language, and produced a very valuable and instructive book.
  240. CXXII.—WILLET (ANDREW). In Willet's Harmonie and Exposition of the Books of Samuel there is "a brief exposition of the 122 Psalm." Willet ought to have known better than to twist a psalm to the honor and glory of James I. As a learned man he says good things, and as a courtier foolish things.
  241. CXXX.—HUTCHESON (GEORGE). Forty-five Sermons Psalm CXXX. 8vo. Edinb., 1691. Scarce. 5/-We have already advised the purchase of anythin6 and every. thin6 by Hutcheson. Be sure not to confound this with Hutchinson.
  242. CXXX.—LEIGHTON (ROBERT). See No. 529.
  243. CXXX.—OWEN (JohN, D.D.) A Practical Exposition on the One Hundred and Thirtieth Psalm. Lond. 4to. 1669 and 1680. R. Tract Society's edition. 18mo. 2/-One of the best known and most esteemed of John Owen's works. 1t is unnecessary to say that he is the prince of divines. To master his works is to be a profound theologian. Owen is said to be prolix, but it would be truer to say that he is condensed. His style is heavy because he gives notes of what he might have said, and passes on without fully developing the great thoughts of his capacious mind. He requires hard study, and none of us ought to grudge it.
  244. CXXX.—SIBBES (RICHARD, D.D.) The Saints' Comforts. 18mo. 1638. Works, Vol. VI. Nichol's Edition. 3/6 per vol. Notes on five verses only. Published without the author's sanction, it is incomplete, but very full as far as it goes, and considering its brevity.
  245. CXXX.—WINSLOW (OCTAVIUS, D.D.) Soul-Depths and Soul-Heights; an Exposition of Psalm CXXX. Cr. 8vo. Lond., J. F. Shaw. 1874. Not very deep nor very high, but pleasant spiritual reading.

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