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HAVE RECENTLY PUBLISHED,
SCENES IN THE LIFE OF THE SAVIOUR,
POETS AND PAINTERS:
MANY GEMS OF ART AND GENIUS,
THE SAVIOUR'S LIFE AND PASSION.
EDITED BY THE
REV. RUFUS GRISWOLD.
THE ILLUSTRATIONS, WHICH ARE EXQUISITELY ENGRAVED ON STEEL,
The Holy Family, painted by N. Poussin;
Walking on the Sea, by Henry Richter;
THE LITERARY CONTENTS, COMPRISING SIXTY-FOUR POEMS, ARE BY
Milton, Hemans, Montgomery, Keble, Mrs. Sigourney, Miss Landon, Dale, Willis, Bulfinch, Bethune, Longfellow, Whittier, Croly, Klopstock, Mrs. Osgood, Pierpont, Crosswell, and other celebrated Poets of this and other Countries. The volume is richly and beautifully bound in Turkey Morocco, gilt, white calf extra, or embossed cloth, gilt edges, sides and back.
We commend this volume to the attention of those who would place a Souvenir in the hands of their friends, to invite them in the purest strains of poetry, and by the eloquence of art, to study the Life of the Saviour.-Christ. Obs.
The contents are so arranged as to constitute a Poetical and Pictorial Life of the Saviour, and we can think of no more appropriate gift-book. In typography, embellishments, and binding, we have recently seen nothing more tasteful and rich.-North American.
We like this book, as well for its beauty as for its elevated character. It is just such an one as is suited, either for a library, or a parlour centre-table; and no one can arise from its perusal without feeling strongly the sublimity and enduring character of the Christian religion.-Harrisburg Telegraph.
This is truly a splendid volume in all its externals, while its contents are richly worthy of the magnificent style in which they are presented. As illustrations of the Life and Passion of the Saviour of mankind, it will form an appropriate Souvenir for the season in which we commemorate his coming. upon earth.-Neal's Gazette.
SCENES IN THE LIVES OF THE APOSTLES;
CELEBRATED POETS AND PAINTERS.
H. HASTINGS WELD.
Eight Illustrations, beautifully Engraved on Steel, by Sartain.
The Redeemer, painted by Decaine-Frontis-
Antioch in Syria, by Harding-Vignette title;
Christ's charge to Peter, by Raphael;
THE LITERARY CONTENTS CONSIST OF UPWARDS OF SEVENTY POEMS, BY Bishop Heber, Lowell, Keble, Hannah F. Gould, Clark, Mrs. Hemans, Mrs. Sigourney, Barton, Bryant, Miss Landon, Tappan, Pierpont, Longfellow, Miss Davidson, Dale, Croswell, Percival, Bowring, and other celebrated Poets. Beautifully bound, in various styles, to match "Scenes in the Life of the Saviour."
We do not know where we could find a more elegant and appropriate present for a Christian friend. It will always have value. It is not one of those ephemeral works which are read, looked at, and forgotten. It tells of scenes dear to the hearts of Christians, which must ever find there an abiding place.--Banner of the Cross.
Here is truly a beautiful volume, admirable in design, and perfect in its execution. The editor, with a refined taste, and a loving appreciation of Scripture history, has selected some of the best writings of ancient and modern authors in illustration of various scenes in the Lives of the Apostles, whilst his own facile pen has given us in prose a series of excellent contributions. The lyre of Heber seems to vibrate again as we turn over its pages; and Keble, Jenner, Cowper, Herrick, Bernard, Barton, and a brilliant host of glowing writers, shine again by the light of Christian truth, and the beaming effulgence of a pure religion. It is an elegant and appropriate volume for a Christmas gift.-Transcript.
The exterior is novel and beautiful; the typography is in the highest style of the art; and the engravings, nine in number, are among the best efforts of Mr. Sartain. The prose articles contributed by the editor are well written ; and the poetical selections are made with judgment. The volume is a worthy companion of "Scenes in the Life of the Saviour," and both are much more worthy of Christian patronage than the great mass of annuals.-Presbyterian.
The above volumes are among the most elegant specimens from the American press. In neatness and chasteness of execution, they are perhaps unsurpassed. The engravings are of the highest order; and illustrate most strikingly, and with great beauty, some of the most sublime and the most touching Scripture scenes. They also contain some of the richest specimens of Sacred Poetry, whose subject and style are such as deeply to interest the imagination, and at the same time to make the heart better. We hope the Christian's table, at least, may be adorned with the volumes above mentioned, and such as these.-New England Puritan.