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LITTELL'S LIVING AGE-No. 533.—5 AUG., 1854.


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ALL victory is struggle, using chance
And genius well; all bloom is fruit of death;
All being, effort for a future germ;
All good, just sacrifice; and life's success
Is rounded-up of integers of thrift
From toil and self-denial. Man must strive
If he would freely breathe or conquer; slaves
Are amorous of ease and dalliance soft;
Who rules himself calls no man master, and
Commands success even in the throat of fate.
Creation's soul is thrivance from decay;
And nature feeds on ruin; the big earth
Summers in rot, and harvests through the frost,
To fructify the world; the mortal Now
Is pregnant with the spring-flowers of To-come;
And death is seed-time of eternity.

Household Words.

Irvingism and Mormonism tested by Scripture. By the Reverend Emilius Guers. With Prefatory Notice by James Bridges, Esq.

A close, compact, and sufficient account of the history and doctrines of the sects which respectively take for their founders the enthusiast (if not in his last days the madman) Irving and the swindler Joe Smith. Whether the extent and importance of these sects are really worth the pains Mr. Guers has bestowed upon them may be a question, but nothing can be better done in its way than his narrative; so full in essential points, and yet so succinct. The Irvingite "utterances," if not the Mormon delusion, he considers the immediate work of Satan. His general conclusion is of a broader kind-that the man or the sect which leaves Scripture to take shelter in the idea of a "church" will fall into error, heresy, or worse.

Mr. Bridges of Edinburgh has prefixed a preface to the book, that contains some curious personal reminiscences of Irving, and some exposure of the " utterances," which seem to leave little choice between madness or imposture.


Synonyms of the New Testament; Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures addressed to the Theological Students, King's College, London. By Richard Chenevix Trench, B. D., Professor of Divinity, King's College, London, and Examining Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of London.

The original object of Mr. Trench in his lectures was to supply the theological students of

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