21 JANUARY 1865, Page 20

Blackader's Chronological New Testament. Second Edition, revised and enlarged. (Simpkin,

Marshall, and Co.)—There is very much in this ar- rangement of the New Testament deserving of praise, and we therefore call attention to the issuing of a new edition. The notes in the margin are very short and good, and the paragraphs are rightly divided. But the arrangement of the non-narrative parts into short clauses in conformity with what Mr. Blackader calls parallelism is unpleasant to the eye and not good for the mind. How is the twenty-eighth verse of Luke xi. made any clearer by being printed in this fashion?— " Yea rather, blessed are they that Hear the word of God, and keep it."