Wanderings in Scripture Lands. By Thomas Robinson, D.D. (Dickinson.)—Dr. Robinson ha; wo conjecture, a congregation who Wanderings in Scripture Lands. By Thomas Robinson, D.D. (Dickinson.)—Dr. Robinson ha; wo conjecture, a congregation who
take an interest in his movements. Ho was absent from home for the best part of a year, and it is the most natural thing in the world that he should like to tell and that they should like to hear where he has
been and what he has been seeing. Wo do not see that there is any
other reason for the appearance of this volume. There are at least a dozen others on the same subject which are in every way superior to it. We have, indeed, no particular fault to find with Dr. Robinson, but he brought no especial qualifications to the task of a Palestine traveller.
and he gained accordingly no special results by his travelling. He will have the advantage hereafter of beingable to illustrate his discourses by referring to what he has seen himself. Meanwhile his application of texts is not always very appropriate or tasteful. How very forced and disagree- able, for instance, is this. Ho is at what is called "the Fountain of the Virgin," and thus moralises :—" A woman was filling her water-skin from the fountain, while soon afterwards a man went down and stripped off his light garment to bathe or wash himself in it,—a picture of that fountain from which our souls may at once drink and be refreshed, and in which they may wash and be clean." The idea of washing in a drinking fountain is repulsive, and there is a marvellous ingenuity of bad taste in connecting with it such sacred thoughts.