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Mr. Mozoomdar's Books.

The Spirit of God. Cloth, $1.50.

An idea of the work may be gained from the titles of the chapters: The Spirit, The Hindu Doctrine of the Spirit, Doctrine of the Spirit in Christi. anity, Sense of the Unseen, The Spirit in Nature, The Kinship in Nature, The Spiritual Power of the Senses, The Spirit in Life, The Spirit in the Spirit, The Spirit in Immortal Life, The Spirit in Renson, The Spirit in Love, The Spirit in Conscience, The Spirit in Christ, The Spirit in History, The spirit in all Religions, Live in the Spirit.

which thrills us through, and lifts us until we grow v nobler and higher and grander things than we have be ce attained. And, if we keep the company of men like ese until we are saturated with their thought

, until their ghest and finest ideas have become the standards of our wes, until we look through their eyes and gain glimpses of be higher and finer things that the world has not yet atained, we shall find ourselves gradually wrought over into ne likeness of these men. This is pure and simple nature nd common sense. The artist who wishes to become great

his profession puts himself into the presence and under 1 be shadow of a master, of one who is great in his prossion. By becoming his disciple, he does not enter upon pledge that he will not exceed him, become greater than

He is not a slave to his ideas : he does not take it i a bondage. There are a great many of us Unitarians, think, who are over-afraid of the teaching and influence { Jesus, lest we shall be thought to neglect other teachers. šut, when I become a disciple of the Nazarene, it is not iat I take his ideas as authority, that I am his slave. I ike him as a master merely as an artist might Raphael, cognizing that which is supreme, high, great. I love to t under the shadow of his presence, to feel the power of s life, to be touched and thrilled by the nobility of his ul, and so lifted up into the likeness of the divine.

Heart-Beats. A Book of Meditations. With Por

trait and Biographical Sketch of the Author.

Cloth, red edges, $1.50; white, full gilt, $2.00. Its poetic title is suggestive of its contents. It is a collection of brief paragraphs, which are not so much the scintillations of the intellect as poems of the imagination and pulsations of the heart. In this volume Mr. Mozoomdar has transcribed some of his profoundest personal experiences. Here we have the music of a soul uttered now in a plaintive minor key, here in some deep passionate threnody, or soaring into ecstasy of joy, or breathing the calmness and quietude of peace with God. The book is an illustration of the lofty beights to which devotional sentiment may rise, free from all tinge of superstition. Christian Register.

The Oriental Christ. New Edition. Cloth, $1.25.

Let us, then, friends, use these lights of the mind that d has given us, so that we may discover the way, the footos, of the Father, and cast our influence in the direction ch shall mean the forward movement of the race. Let ot simply feel, but let us guide, direct that feeling, that ay become a power of inspiration and impulse to lift up lead forward the world.

The "idea" in this remarkable book may be best briefly stated by combining a saying of Keshub Chunder Sen, the Brahmo leader, with a sentence or two from the author's Introduction :'"Was not Jesus Christ an Asiatic? He and his disciples were Asiatics, and all the agencies primarily employed for the propagation of the gospel were Asiatic. In fact, Christianity was founded and developed by Asiatics in Asia. .. Yet the Christ that has been bronght to us in India

is an Englishman, with English manners and customs about him, and with the temper and spirit of an Englishman in him. Hence it is that the Hindu people shrink back. Go to the rising sun in the East, not to the setting sun in the West, if you wish to see Christ in the plenitude of his glory and in the fulness and freshness of the primitive dispensation. In England and Europe we find apostolical Christianity almost gone: there we find the life of Christ formulated into lifeless forms and antiquated symbols. Look at this picture and that: this is the Christ of the East, and that of the West. When we speak of the Western Christ, we speak of the Incarnation of theology, formalism, ethical and physical force. When we speak of an Eastern Christ, we speak of the incarnation of unbounded love and grace."

The existence of this book is a phenomenon; - more than a curiosity; and rich as a new, fresh, and very suggestive study of the character and person of Christ. --Christian Union.

For sale by booksellers, or sent, postpaid, on receipt of price, by

GEO. H. ELLIS, Publisher, 141 Franklin Street,

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ther, we consecrate to Thee this morning our feeling ur thought. We will try to feel nobly, we will try to clearly, and so use all the power of passion thatjis

moving forward mankind. Amen.

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The preface by Mr. Savage gives the reasons, clearly and concisely, why a book like this is needed. It answers a great demand, and it will supply a serious deficiency. Having had the privilege of reading the contents very thoroughly, I gladly record my satisfaction in the character of the work, my hope of its wide acceptance and use, my appreciation of the author's motives in preparing it. The questions and answers allow of supplementing, of individual handling, of personal direction. It is not a hard-andfast production. There is a large liberty of detail, explanation, and unfolding. The doctrinal positions are in accord with rational religion and liberal Christianity, the critical judgments are based on modern scholarship, and the great aim throughout is to assist an inquirer or pupil to a positive, permanent faith. If any one finds comments and criticisms which at first sight seem needless, let it be remembered that a Unitarian catechism must give reasons, point out errors, and trace causes: it cannot simply dogmatize. I am sure that in the true use of this book great gains will come to our Sundayschools, to searchers after truth, to our cause.

EDWARD A. HORTON.

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AUTHOR'S PREFACE, This little Catechism has grown out of the needs of my own work. Fathers and mothers have said to me,“ Our children are constantly asking us questions that we can.

Perfectly natural! Their reading and study have not been such as to make them familiar with the results of critical scholarship. The great modern revolu; tion of thought is bewildering. This is an attempt to make the path of ascertained truth a little plainer.

This is the call for help in the home. Besides this, a similar call has come from the Sunday-school. Multitudes of teachers have little time to ransack libraries and study large works. This is an attempt, then, to help them, by putting in their hands, in brief compass, the principal things believed by Unitarians concerning the greatest subject.

The list of reference books that follows the questions and answers will enable those who wish to do so to go more deeply into the topics suggested.

It is believed that this Catechism will be found adapted to any grade of scholars above the infant class, provided the teacher has some skill in the matter of interpretation.

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MR. SAVAGE'S BOOKS.

SERMONS AND ESSAYS.

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Christianity the Science of Manhood.
The Religion of Evolution. 253 pages.
Life Questions. 159 pages. 1879
The Morals of Evolution. 191 pages.
Talks about Jesus. 161 pages. 1881
Belief in God. 176 pages. 1882
Beliefs about Man. 130 pages. 1882
Beliefs about the Bible. 206 pages.
The Modern Sphinx. 160 pages. 1883
Man, Woman and Child.
200 pages.
The Religious Life. 212 pages. 1885
Social Problems. 189 pages. 1886.
My Creed. 204 pages. 1887.
Religious Reconstruction. 246 pages.
Signs of the Times. 187 pages. 1889
Helps for Daily Living. 150 pages.
Life. 237 pages. 1890.
Four Great Questions concerning God. 86 pp.
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The Evolution of Christianity. 178 pages. 1892
Is this a Good World? 60 pages. 1893. Paper
Jesus and Modern Life. 230 pages. 1893

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Light on the Cloud. 176 pages. 1876. Full gilt.
Bluffton: A Story of To-day. 248 pages. 1878
Poems. 247 pages. 1882. Full gilt. With portrait
These Degenerate Days. Small. 1887. Flexible
The Minister's Hand-book. For Christenings, Wed-
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Sacred Songs for Public Worship. A Hymn and Tune
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THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT.

“The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.”- ROM. xiv. 17.

"Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? And Jesus said unto them, Can the sons of the bride-chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast.”—MATT. ix. 14, 15.

THE people came to Jesus, it is said, remarking the fact that the disciples of John and the Pharisees were accustomed to fast, and asked him why his disciples did not; and a part of our text is his reply and explanation. Some of the people connected with the different churches in the modern world are accustomed to fast, to keep Lent; and they come to those of us who do not follow after this special custom, and, as they asked Jesus in the old days, so they ask us, Why? I propose to answer that question this morning by traversing somewhat at length the whole subject, speaking of what is external and that which constitutes the soul of these occasions, trying thus to set forth their significance and what meaning they have for the rest of the world and for us.

The word Lent, as you are doubtless aware, comes from an old Anglo-Saxon root which means to lengthen or grow longer; and so Lent takes its name from the fact that it is set in this time of the year when the days are lengthening and looking towards spring and summer. How old is this fast? Has it always been kept in the Church as it is kept to-day? There undoubtedly did begin very early in the Church the custom of observing a fast, though the duration of it was not at all fixed, just before Easter. The length of this fast differed in different sections of the Church; but it is

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