3 MARCH 1866, Page 22

Christian Drift of Cambridge Work. By T. Worsley, D.D., Master

of Downing College. (Macmillan.) — Dr. Worsley writes as Queen Elizabeth danced, "high and composedly." His thoughts are dressed in a stiff brocade of words heavy with antique ornament ; what they amount to when we have extracted them from their somewhat cum- brous envelopmea, seems to be as follows :—The material world is created double of the spiritual. In words, which are the reflex of the human, and therefore of the Divine, mind, and in things, or the material universe, we discern spiritual analogies. Thus, for example, in the two forces, centrifugal and centripetal of projection and attraction, which regulate the course of the planets, we have symbolized the ener- gies of the Christian cosmos, justification and sanctification. Lacking the former, the Buddhist drifts off into space ; lacking the latter, the, Antinomian, we suppose, shares the fate of those worlds that, according to one theory, supply the fuel of the sun. This, then, is the Christian tendency of the study of the classics and mathematics, "the word and the thing " to open the eyes to the analogies, The same idea is devn- loped at length in connection with the sciences of medicine and law; but hero there is such an artistic intertwining of curious illustration and argument that we despair of doing justice by extracts, and atieffi refer our readers to the volume itself.