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The chief value and novelty of Mr. JOHN PARKER. LAWSON'S

Autobiography of Martin Luther, consists in its allowing the great Reformer to tell his own story, wherever he was so inclined. It is in fact a selection from the Works of LUTHER, of such pas- sages as partake of an autobiographical character ; which, from the controversial nature of his public life, and the necessity of replying to the various attacks made upon him, are, happily, pretty numerous. These have been arranged, translated, and connected by Mr. LAWSON ; who has interspersed or accompanied the text with illustrative and explanatory matter, which has its uses; but the character of the volume rests upon the writings of LUTHER.