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A Plain Commentary on the Four Holy Gospels.

Intended chiefly for Devotional Reading. In two volumes, large octavo, price $4.00, and sent free by mail on receipt of the price. Published by H. HOOKER, Philadelphia.

The following commendations from Bishops of the Church have been received, to which attention is invited.

I am glad to have an opportunity of recommending the use and circulation of the “Plain Commentary on the Holy Gospels.” I do not know any other work so well adapted for devotional use in private study, and as a part of family reading. For unaffected unction and skilful use of rich stores of scriptural knowledge, it is quite prominent among books of the kind.

W. R. WHITTINGHAM.

Providence, R.I., Oct. 15, 1858. Rev. and Dear Sir:- From the examination which I have been able to give the “Plain Commentary on the Holy Gospels,” I am inclined to believe that it is better adapted for family use than any other work of the kind that has been published. It contains a great deal of valuable information, is fair and moderate in its statements of doctrine, and eminently devout in its whole tenor.

Thomas M. CLARK.

Middletoun, Oct. 8, 1858. My dear Doctor:- I am heartily glad to express my sense of the “Plain Commentary on the Holy Gospels." While in so large a work, and of such a character, one could hardly expect in all points to go along with the writer, yet its substantial excellencies are so great, and its questionable interpretations seem to ine so few, that I do not hesitate to say, I regard it as unapproached in excellence by any similar work. It is adapted alike for the edification of the ordinary reader, and the instruction of the scholar; while its deeply devotional tone is what is needed by “all sorts and conditions of men."

John Williams. I regard the "Plain Commentary on the Four Gospels” as the best work of the kind with which I am acquainted. Though abounding with all the learning necessary to a faithful exegesis of its varied parts, it is plain and level to the humblest capacity. Its many and reciprocal references furnish the reader with a connected and striking “Harmony's of the whole evangelical history. The relation of each text with what follows and goes before is carefully pointed out, and so happily dilated upon, as not only to avoid the usual dryness of commentators, but, in many instances, to give to the author's notes all the charms of a finished discourse. I know of no writer who seems to have so full and clear a view of the great plan of redemption, or who appears to be more thoroughly filled with bis subject. There is a divine unction pervading-I had almost said perfumingthe whole work, which reminds one, on almost every page, of the heavenly-minded Leighton. It is equally adapted to the family and the closet. It is erangelical in the truest and best sense of that term. It avoids all controversy, and shuns all extremes, seeking duly to imbue the reader with the lessons to be learned from the acts and teaching of the blessed Jesus. After saying this, I need hardly add that the gifted author displays throughout all his work the true sense and spirit of the Church, which, as I humbly conceire, is the same spirit that was in Christ. Would that a copy of it were in the possession and daily use of every family in my diocese!

W. M. GREEN, Bishop of Mississippi.

Montgomery, Oct. 7, 1858. The “Plain Commentary on the Holy Gospels” is a most valuable work, and one that may be consulted with the greatest confidence. I wish you every success in your undertaking.

N. H. COBBs.

Sermons by Henry Melvill, D.D., comprising

all the Discourses, published by consent of the Author. Edited by the Right Rev. C. P. McIlvaine, D.D. In 2 vols. 8vo. Price $3.50– and sent by mail, prepaid, on the receipt of the price. H. HOOKER, Philadelphia, Publisher.

No Sermons in the English language have been deservedly more popular than these. They are rich in thought and diction, and sound in theology. Eleven thousand of this book have been sold, and its sale will continue while sermons are read and prized. Orders should be addressed to H. Hooker, Philadelphia.

Burgon, John William

A

PLAIN COMMENTARY

ON

THE FOUR HOLY GOSPELS.

Intended Chiefly for Devotional Reading.

ASK FOR THE OLD PATHS, WHERE IS THE GOOD WAY, AND WALK THEREIN; AND YE SHALL FIND

REST FOR YOUR SOULS.-JEREMIAH vi. 16.

GRANT, O LORD, THAT IN READING THY WORD, I MAY NEVER PREFER MY OWN SENTIMENTS BEFORE

THOSE OF THE CHURCH IN THE PURELY ANCIENT TIMES OF CHRISTIANITY.-Bp. WILSON.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

ST. MATTHEW.-ST. MARK.

SECOND AMERICAN EDITION, COMPLETE FROM THE LONDON EDITION.

PHILADELPHIA:
PUBLISHED BY HERMAN HOOKER,
S.W. CORNER CHESTNUT AND EIGHTH STREETS.

1859.

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