13 APRIL 1867, Page 21

The Treasure-Book of Devotional Reading. Edited by Benjamin -Orme, M.A.

(Strahan.)—A. very neat and handsome volume, but the contents are even better than their accompaniment. Such a book we feel is not to be criticized, save by one whose stock of devotional reading is larger, and who should miss many of his favourite authors. But the selection is too general for this, and nearly all schools of ortho- dox thought seem to be represented. We find, indeed, that the name of Newman is wanting in the index of authors, and we find some other names which have less right to be there. Yet Mr. Orme will probably answer that safety is the first consideration in a book of devotion, and this principle seems rather to have guided him in his choice.