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::zj No. 7.] JULY. [Id. SUNSHINE ON THE HILLS. UNDER the above title a narrative of the late revival at Tredegar, from the pen of the Rev. John Thomas, has appeared in the form of a neat and well printed threepenny pam¬ phlet. The author's characteristic quaintness, which runs through the whole volume, and here and there imparts to it a freshness which is often sadly lacking in more pretentious performances, appears in the title page. The " Hills " spoken of are the hills of Monmouthshire; the "Sun" is the Sun of Righteousness; and the " Sunshine " is the dayspring from on high with which a por¬ tion of the inhabitants of these hills were visited. Without .any attempt at fine writing the style of this volumeds clear and vigorous, and a spirit of devout piety breathes in every page. . Even where the reader may not be converted to the author's views as to the value of revivals, he cannot fail to be quickened and refreshed by the energy and fervour of the author's spirit. The history of the movement is treated with great faithfulness and moderation. The author reviews the spirit-stirring and enthusiastic scenes through which he has passed with judicial calmness. Everywhere there is evident a scrupnlons anxiety to avoid exaggeration. Errors and mistakes are acknowledged with exemplary candour. After descri¬ bing the origin, extent, characteristics, and present prospects of the movement, the author devotes a chapter, honourable alike to his heart and his head, and well worthy of the most thoughtful perusal, to its defective management. The volume concludes ;with a selection- of revival incidents. The author has lived so long among us7, and is so universally honoured and beloved in our churches for his " works of faith and labours of love," that 'his