12 DECEMBER 1885, Page 17

is a handsome volume, printed in gold, and tastefully ornamented

with page borders, having for frontispiece a representation of "the St. John in the Thorwaldeen Marbles." Dr. Maodufes Introduction is, for the most part, such as we should wish it to be, though the language is now and then a little too ornate. Does he not misread the scene at the Cross when he thus writes ? —"The others were friends. This [St. John] was a Brother, a Son. Son,' said he, behold thy mother.' " Surely the " Son" here is used to indicate a prospective relationship to Mary.