tion of the Rev. Henry A. Miles, D. D., to meet what was sup-
posed to be a want in this department of religious instruction.
In its plan it differs materially from Livermore’s Commentary,
leaving more room for the extended discussion of subjects, and
following each verse of the text less closely in its remarks. If I
could be sure that in my Notes I have made as faithful and
intelligent a use of the materials accessible to scholars now, as
Mr. Livermore did of those which were within his reach in the
preparation of his work twenty years ago, I should give it to the
public with comparatively few misgivings. If this volume should
be favorably received, it will probably be followed by another on
the three remaining Gospels, though this forms a complete work in
itself. Nearly all the difficult questions which are likely to come
up in Mark and Luke have been already considered. But the Gos-
pel of John will require an extended preparation, and, in many
respects, a distinct and original mode of treatment. In the mean
time, and as a most important part of the same series with this, our
readers will be glad to learn that a volume on the other books of
the New Testament may be expected from the Rev. A. P. Pea-
body, D. D.
J. H. M.
MILTON, February 14, 1860.