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REVIEWS OF PUBLICATIONS.

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REVIEWS OF PUBLICATIONS. Y CHURCH MONTHLY (ld.)-The conductors of the Church Monthly have determined to publish a Welsh edition of the little magazine, "in order to keep pace with the growing activity of the Church in Wales." The first issue will be for January, 1892, but in order to facilitate its introduction copies are now ready." There is no doubt that a Church magazine of some sort is needed in Wales, the Cyvaill Eglwysig is the only one that we know of which is worth reading. We are sorry, on glancing over the advance copy that has been sent us, to see how unsatisfactory Y Church Monthly is. No greater satire on the growing activity of the Church in Wales" have we ever seen than the Welsh edition of the Church Monthly. The title Y Church Monthly" is ludicrous. What would Englishmen say if the leading Welsh weekly published an English edition under the title, The Baner ac Amseran Cymru" The tales may be good, but we confess that we were unable to wade through them in their Welsh form. Sugar is sugr." English words oocur in every other sentence and as a specinftn of the conversational Welsh with which the reader is to be charmed, we give the following sentence taken from the first page of the magazine Gosodais y llythyr nr ben y pentwr fy human, fel y gallasem gael y fantais o'i gynwysiad cyn y buasech yn cael eich gorchuddio gan y rhai perthynol i fusnes, ac yn wir, nhad, yr ydych yn eu trafod eisoes (sic) fel pe buasech yn awyddus i fyned attynt." We will not waste time in quoting other instances. English idioms predominate not a sentence reads like Welsh the whole style of the magazine is as stilted and unnatural—as unidiomatic and un- grammatical as the average schoolboy's Latin prose. The translation is evidently the work of a Welshman who knows not his own language, whose ignorance has been intensified by an unin- telligent use of an English-Welsh dictionary. The poetical translations in Y Church Monthly are by Cynalaw. a Methodist publisher, and Watcyn Wyn, an Independent preacher. We are sorry we cannot echo the encomium of the Man About Town that the edition is a faithful translation" of the Church Monthly, but at all events it is characteristic of the" growing activity of the Church in Wales."—[Fred. Sherlock, 30 and 31, New Bridge-street. Ludgate Circus, London, E.C.] PROTESTANT VIEW OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. (2d.) By John Henry Xewman, D.D.—This is a most readable little pamphlet, asking for a fair hearing for the Catholics. The little work is so charmingly written that we refrain from any quotations, and will only urge our readers to get it and read it for themselves. It is an appeal for fair play—an appeal that will always be listened to by Englishmen. It is also written in Dr. New- man's well-known style-probably the best English style of the century, and is replete with anecdote, wit. and humour. The supposed reprint of Count Potemkin's speech in the English Constitu- tion is most excellent fooiing," ami is well worth reading were it only as a lesson in oratory but it serves to intensify the force of the author's words when he says, "I deliberately assert that no ab- surdities contained in the above sketch can equal, nay, that no conceivable absurdities can surpass, the absurdities which are firmly believed of Catho- lics by sensible, kind-hearted, well-intentioned Protestants."—[18, West-square, London, S.E.] CARDIFF CONGREGATIONAL MAGAZINE (Id.), under the editorship of the Rev. J. A. Jenkins, B.A., is quite up to the usual standard. The third of Congregational Heroes a sketch of whose lives are given, is Robert Browne, the founder of the Independents or Brownists," as Shakespeare calls them in "Twelfth Night." It is a curious and interesting fact that the late John Angell James used to receive letters addressed to him as J. Angell James, Brownist Te.t -her." The little magazine is very brightly written throughout.— [Cardiff Roberts Brothers, printers, Bute Docks.] ANGLICAN ORDERS, by J. D. Breen, O.S.B.-This is a little pamphlet which endeavours to prove that Anglican orders are invalid. All interested in the controversy should get this little publica- tion, giving, as it does, concisely and clearly the Catholic view. [Leamington Art and Book Company, Bedford-street.]

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