18 AUGUST 1866, Page 22

- The.Diuine Government. By Southwood Smith, M.D. Fifth Edition.

(Trabner.)—Dr. Southwood Smith was perhaps the 'originator of the school of thought that finds it impossible to reconcile with the attributes of God'the doctrine of eternal punishment. The subject has been fully discussed since he first wrote, and the argument from Scripture -has been treated by others at greater length' and with more success than in this volume. Still the •first part of the book, which contains the anther's views on the great laws of the Divine government and the nature andend of punishment, is replete with weighty.matter for reflec- tion; and quite justifies the-re-issue of the work, which has been out of print for many years.