21 DECEMBER 1867, Page 23

Counsel and Cheer for the Battle of Life. By William

G. Blaikie, D.D. (Stralian.)—We can commend this book, but we cannot analyze it. Each separate chapter has its appropriate heading, and would claim to be criticized in turn. Much might be said, no doubt, in the way of comment and in approval, for Dr. Blaikie writes practically and gives sensible advice. But as we have not marked down in detail the passages which might be singled out with this view, and as we could not single them out in a short notice, we must trust to our general im- pression, and that, as we have said, is favourable.