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BrT. R. Bayae, D.D. 

ReT.Grerille £wing,M.A. ' 

Rer. John Smart 

ThoBDM Bef k 

S. Oreatheed, F.S.A. 

J. P. Smith, D.D. 

James Bennett 

John Griffin 

C. F. Steinkopff, \>.\> 

^— John Boden 

Rowland Hill, M.A. 

John Styles, D.D. 

DiTid Boinie, D.D. 

J. A. James 

William Thorp 

S. Bottumley 

Jos. Jefferson 

John Townsend 

William Jay 

S. W. Tracy 

H. F. Burder, M. A. 

Edward Parsons 

Alex. Wanjfb, D.D. 

John Clayton, job. 

Wm. F. Piatt 

Matthew Wilks 

James Raban 

Mark Wilks 

Geo. CoUisofl 

llio. Raflles, M.A. 

Robt. Winter, D.D. 

— A. DuBcanson 

WiUiam Roby 













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Wb have often apologized for the sameness of our 
annual Prefaces ; nor do we know how to remedy this 
defect ; for, in a Periodical Work, it seems indispens- 
ably necessary to acknowledge the kindness of Readers 
ancf Correspondents — more especially is that the duty 
of the conductors of a work of this description, which 
has continued to be so extensively acceptable and use- 
ful, during the course of eight lyjd.tjVQnty years. 

When looking back to the commeiieeinent, and tracing 
the gradual progress -of >ttie Wctrk, we feel satisfied 
that there has been no d'dr^titrtibh'of principle, nor any 
material deviation frodi o9f .ordinal plan — unless it be 
in one instance — In the 'earliest v6lumes of the Evan- 
gelical Magazine, our readers will sometimes find no 
Keligious Intelligence^ — or at most a single page, or 
less ; whereas naw this forms the most prominent and 
interesting feature of our work, and frequently occupies 
half our pages, or even more ; and is, alter all, scarcely 
sufficient to furnish even an outline of the zealous and 
diversified labours of those benevolent individuals and 
societies, which are engaged in the great work of pro- 
pagating truth and righteousness throughout the world. 

We have always maintained that a Missionary spirit 
is the true spirit of the Gospel ; and, that in proportion 
to the exertions which are made to promote Foreign 
Missiofis, will be the zeal to extend the knowledge of 
the Gospel in our own country. An event of the last 
year has abundantly confirmed this, in the establish- 
ment of a ' Home Missionary Society,' and in the re- 
newed zeal with which our Ministers, in the several 
counties of England, have engaged in itinerant labours* 

Connected with this subject, there is auolViex eNexA 
I whJci affords peculiar satisfaction — the exertioua n«\i\c\i 

have been made to enlighten and impress th^t most 
useful and important class of our country — the British 
Seamen. It nas often been intimated, that English 
Sailors should be employed in conveying Missionaries 
and Bibles around the globe ; and should it please God 
to convert considerable numbers of this hitherto neg- 
lected class of society, who can tell but that many of 
them may themselves become practical missionaries'? — 
and that men who have formerly been proverbial for 
profaneness, may be the happy instruments of bearing 
the Name they once blasphemed to the Gentile nations i 
Something like this has already taken place among the 
British iSoldiery in India, and we hope will abound yet 
more and more. 

Another observable circumstance is, that at the same 
period in which a Missionary spirit l^as been enkindled, 
a holy zeal has b6^nlef\34Wd ijii4vH^ijufi of the diffusion of 
the Sacred Book/ ahfl*i6f"*Unjyfers^i Education. To no 
country, scarcely, cflii: :a 'lOi$|(i^lifiry how repair, but a 
Bible m the langui|g(^* J3t'f!bit)*.c6untry is already pro- 
vided, or is in a std^/pf/pVebAffiiion ; and to render 
the scheme complete/ a' simple system of School In- 
struction is formed, which promises, ere long, to ren- 
der Education literally Universal. The extension of 
that inestimable blessing to the neglected and degraded 
Females of India, is a new and God-like attempt, urged 
with great force by the Rev. Mr. Ward and others, to 
whose representations and entreaties we are happy to 
afford the amplest circulation. 

May the blessing of Heaven crown every benevolent 
design of our times with success ; and continue to render 
this Magazine a powerful stimulus to exertion, a source 
of pure gratification to the religious Public, and the 
occasion of much thanksgiving to God our Saviour ! 





JANUARY, 1820. 

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AMONG the. Bt«n . w]|ic\k glit- raiBed luaiaelf fix>in a humble- and 

ter in the finnAn^t of the laborious -siliiation in lif(6 to a state 

chwrch, few witt be fpund of of comparative ease and comfort, 

bcighier lustre than %\i9^ * man qf Henry, when between aeven anil 

God,' wboae |f eihoriai we : novsr t^t yean of ^^ was pkieed' iM 

firaent to our readen. ^l^i'thi Ib'e GeamxBhr'&6fabalof the tovn^, 

friendfl of mankind' at Ifiig^s whQ Under thbcnar^ftf Dr.. Cardew^wfaed 

long for the convei;aioift oif .iki ku& (irofiekciicy in the classicB was 

heathen, and admire 4^ heroici:eBi <$atuiideh»ble. In the autumn of 

of able and fatth&i jOoglflsionilritB^i 1795«. when he waa about fourteen, 

the name of HeargM^inn w«U er<f h«2i fother. cfent 'him to Oxford to 

be dear ; and it wiU r^U^d proipiT be ik eBiHiidat& for th^TBcantsohol- 

nent in the records of- Chiii|ti4i| hu-diip in .Goqptui Ghristi GpUege, 

feme, with the venemble names oC hut he ^proved unsuccesafuL Ue 

Zeigenhald, and Elipt, aAd Mi^^ returned to school and continued 

hew, and Brauierd, and Swarty, there .till the summer of 1797. He 

■ad Vanderkemp i and will serve, then went to reside at Cambridge^ 

we doubt not, to kindle a flame of having entered at St. John*s Cd- 

missionary zeal in the , breast qf lege. In the December following, 

many a British youth, and many a he obtained a place in the first 

pious scholar, who will pant to class, and at the next public exa- 

imitate the eaampje of Henry Mat'* minaiion in the summer, he reached 

ipi* the second station in that class— « 

HENftY BfARTTN was bom at point of elevation which flattered 

Truio, in Cornwall^ on the I8th his pride not a littk. 
of February » 1781. He was the To the eye of the worlds every 

third son of Mr. John Martyn, who part of Mr. Martyn*s conduct ap- 

I peared amiable and commendable; 

• Wc cmnnot boast of ori^nality in but he seems to have been all this 

&U brief Memoir. It is chiefly an Ab* time totally ignorant of spiritual 

Met from •Memoir.^ the Rev. Henry things j but, happily for him, ha 

Martyo, B. D. &c. written, as we un- t „ j ^'^ ^_|_ „ Vli5.tir«,- <u^«.^ ^* 

demiad, by the Rer. Mr. Sar^t, to 5,^, ^^ «"*y » religious friend at 

«Ucli we be; leave to refer our readers, CoUege, but an emmently pfous 

moiy of whom we trust will be induced and affectionate sister in CornwaU 

by this iliici^t sketch, to resort to the When he visited her and his o*^^ 

^(^'^.lT^\''Yt.^''^^ amply ryy rehitions in 1799, she f.-luenUy 
the purcfaase and the perusal. See a ., j u. *% »i\Amx% nt 

R^riJIw or thu work ia i^ Mafaxiiie t^ addressed him on ib* aub^^ eJl 

last Av^oM. reiigioa, but her edmoaiUoM viet% 
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not Yerj gratafiil to him ; a con- In the month of Mwdv 180i, he 

flictf however, took place in hit was chosen Fellow ofSt. John's, after 

mind between his conviction of the which he again visited his sister and 

truth of what she urged, and his friends, with whom he spent some 

own love of the world ; he even of the sweetest hours of his life, 

resented the efforts of his father In October, 1802, he returned 

and sister with harsh language ; he to the University, when, by the 

promised, indeed, to read the Bible conversation of Mr. Simeon, he 

for himself, but on returning to turned his thoughts towards the 

college, Newton and the niathe- office of a Christian missionary; 

matics engrossed all his thoughts, and liaving read, ^with deep atten- 

Soon, however, an afflicting event tion, the life of^ that apostolical 

roused him to serious consideration > man of Go<l, David Brainerd, of 

he received in the January follow- America, he formed the resolution 

ing the unexpected and heart-rend- to imitate his example. This reso- 

ing intelligence of the death of hit lution, indeed, was not formed 

fnther. He took up his Bible ; he without the severest conflict in his 

perused the Acts, and was insen- mind ; for he was endued with the 

f ibly led to inquire into the doctrine truest sensibility of heart, and was 

of the Apostles ; he began tp pray, fu»C(4><ible of the warmest and 
• and reaud I>oddri4g^!a fRi^; ai^<r .lerfcIeA^t attachments. But he 
Progress ; but it/tkria; chiefly b|^^ ' was fully satisfied that the glory of 
attendance on the mini0M[]| of ^f : ^e' Redeemer would be promoted 
Rev. Mr. Simeon, and th^- l^drtl*!*- by his going forth to preach to the 
blessing thereon, that, he acquired . hdbtlien ; he considered their plti* 

the true knowledge of iKejgo^pell*'. *'fkbie ^d perilous condition, and he 

Soon after this he enduted'a sot- remembered the last injunction of 

son of painful solicitude j he was to his Lord, ' go and teach all natiooa.' 

pass a public examination for a Actuated by these motives, he of- 

degree; when his decided supe- fored his services to the Churdi 

riority in mathematics was ac- Missionary Society ; and from thai 

knowledged, and the highest aca- time stood prepared, with a chud- 

demical honor was adjudged to him like simplicity of spirit, and an 

before he had completed his twen- unshaken constancy of Bon\, to go 

tieth year. to any part of the world, whither 

In the following summer he spent it might be deemed by the sodeiy 

much of his time at Cambridge expedient to send him. 

alone; when God was pleased On Sunday, Oct. 29, 1808, after 

greatly to bless, for his spiritual much solemn preparation, Mr. 

improvement, his solitude and re- Martyn was ordained deacon at 

tirement ; ancLthen it was that he Ely • and truly might he, on that 

began to expl||||^ce the pure and serious occasion, affirm, ' that he 

exalted pleasures of evangelical re- was inwardly moved by the Holy 

ligion. It was at this period also. Ghost,* to assume the sacred ftmc* 

that he enjoyed the friendship of tion. He commenced his ministry, 

Mr. Simeon, and of the young as Curate to Mr. Simeon, in Tri- 

Christian friends to whom he was nity Church, and preached his firrt 

introduced by him. Now he im- sermon, on the Stmday after hia 

hibed his first conceptions of the ordination, on Job xiv. 14. *If a 

trftuirendent excellence of the man die, shall he live again,* &c. 

^jrwti*^ ministry above all other Mr.M. also mndertook the chaige 

profeiaions, «im| f^ij resolved to of Lolworth, a small villase in th» 

iferoie hiauelf w it. neighboni^ood fA QxaAxM^. 



H«Tlag recetfed an appointiment and wboee heatheniain •tared tba 

as one of the Chaplains to the Hon. stranger to his face.' 
Eaist India Company, and having A tremendous storm shortly en* 

been ordained priest, in London, sued, and the danger was great; 

he took kaTe of liis native country but the ship was mercifully pre- 

and embarked for India, on board served, and Mr. M. soon arrived 

the Union, Sept. 10, 1805. His at Calcutta. Writing to a friend, 

leelinga on this occasion were in- he says, * I am at last arrived in the 

describable. Dnring the voyage country where I am to spend mv- 

he preached once every Sunday, days in the work of the Lord, 

(oftener was not permitted) and Scarcely can I believe myself to be 

took much pains in the instruction so happy as to be actually in India $ 

of the crew and the soldiers. yet this hath God wrought ! ! !' 

On the 3d of Jan. 1806, the Mr. Martyn*s arrival in India was 

fleet anchored in the Bay of the an occasion of much delight and 

CMpe of Good Hope, the army dis- thankfulness to Dr. Buchanan, Mr* 

embarked, and the colony was Brown, and other pious persons, 

taken possession of by the English, who had ^ long been praying that 

Wlule at Cape Town, Mr. Mar- the Lord would send forth more la- 
tya cqfoyed the inexpressible plea- bourers into that part of his vine- 
sure of conversing with Dr. Van- yard. Mr. M. received a cordial 
derkemp and Mr. Read, of whom welcome at the house of Mr. Brown, 
he writes in his journals with great at Aldecn, near Calcutta ; but his 
deii|^t. Here also he ascended friends were soon alarmed at a sc- 
TaULe Mountun. ' I felt,' said he, vere attack of fever which he ex- 
' a solemn awe at the grand pros- perieuced ; he was, however, mer- 
pect, finom which there was neither cifuUy restored, and enjoyed much 
ooiae nor small objects to draw pleasure iu the society of his Chris- 
off my attention. I reflected, es- tian brethren -, yet the sight of the 
peciaUy when looking at the im- cruel rites aud debasing idolatries 
mesae expanse of sea on the east, of heathenism around him, exoited 
which was to carry me to India, his grief and horror : to use his own 
oa the certainty tliAt the name of expression, ' he shivered as if stand- 
Ckffiat should, at some future pe- ing in the neighbourhood of hell.' 
nod, resound from shore' to shore. He was frequently called to preach 
I fclt commanded to wait in silence, in Calcutta, to which great city his 
aad see how God would bring his talents were peculiarly fitted ; but 
pnxnise to pass.* his heart was set upon the conver- 

Eorly in February, Mr. Martyn sion of the heathen ; ' he had a spi- 
.proceeded towards India, and on the rit to follow the steps of Brainerd 
9Std of April anchored in Madras and Swartz,' and to have been pre- 
loads. Here he had the pleasure vented, by any other engagement, 
of conversing ^ ith Dr. Kerr, Mr. fi*om going to the heathen, * would 
Loveless, and others. After being almost have broken his heart.' 
detained a short time at Madras, In September he received his ap- 
tbe fleet sailed for Calcutta. On pointment, as chaplain, to Dina^ 
parsing the great Pugodu of Ju^ger- pore*, and in the close of that 
iiant, which was distinctly visible month prepared to leave the family 

from sea, liis soul was excited to ..,.^«__«_^ 

aeatiments of the deepest itomiiiis- ~~ '. ' 7 '. 

««ti.nlbrthcchildrenof wretched ,,-BS;T:;'r7«cth ^^7'^ 

India, ' who had erected such a mo- cangeB, near Patna. lUr* %re e\V«i»^% 

muncnt of her shame on the coast, oantooni^nu fur a brifad^ oi \f oo^a* 


in whtch he enjoyed to itiuoh de- opfiortuiiities.' This mnj prove rt 
light, lie left Aldeen in u boat useful hint tf) future niisflioiiarSet. — 
(called a Hudge;-f>w),ac(H>inpanie(i In the month of March, 18U6, 
by Mr. Bniwn, Mr. Corrie, and that great work for which myriads 
other friends, who, the i:oxt day, in ages yet tocomej will gratefully 
were obliged to leave him to prose- nMiieniher and revere hi^ name — 
cutie his voya«^e al(»ne. The voyage the viTsion of the New Te:*t«ment 
occupied alMiul ti%'c woeks, during into Ilindoostnncc, was completed, 
which he wilh diligently employ ed In reference ta this work, he thus 
in fludying the Oriental languages, wn»te to a friend : — ' 1 liave read 
translating |wrt of the Acts into and corriH.'tod the manuscript copies 
Uindoostunee, and sometimes going of my liindoostanee New Testa- 
ashore^ conversing with KraluuinM ment so often, that my e\'es ache, 
and Mahometans, distributing The heiit is terrilde, often at 98**, the 
Tracts, and en^bracing every oppor- night insupportable !' 
tunity of endeavouring to make Mr. Martyn now applied with 
liimself useful to the souls of men. great assiduity, and with the help 

On the '2(ith of November, he of Sabat, (an able man^whounhnp- 
reached Dina|K>re, which for a con- pily became an aiif)state fromChris- 
siderablc time was to be his i>er- tianity) to the translation of the 
manent reside n(H\ Here his objects New Testament into the Persian 
were — to cstabhsh native Schools — laupiage. 

to prepare translations of the Scrip- Earijr'in the year 1809, he was 
tures and religious tracts ; and to removed from his station at Dina» 
attain such readiness in speaking pore to Cawnpore*, This arrange- 
Hindoostanee, as might enable him ment was, in many respects, un- 
to preach the Gospel in that Ian-, pleasant to him ; he had new ac- 
guage to the heathen. quaintances to form, and the same 

Tlie commencement of Mr. d ifficul ties as at Diuapore to procure 
Martyn*8 ministry among the Euro- a suitable place of worship. Here 
peans at this place, was by no we find him, at one time, preaching 
means encouraging ; yet some there to a lOtX) soldiers ; drawn up in a 
were, who afterwards became his hollow square, when the heat wit^ 
joy, and will assuredly be his crown so great, although the sun hail not 
of rejoicing in the great day. Mr. risen, that many actually dropped 
M. in addition to his clerical duties down, unable t</su])port it. 
M Chaplain, proceeded steadily in The close of this year was dis- 
ihe atudy of the languages, among tinguished by the commencement 
which was the Sanscrit, and in of his public labours among the 
translating the parables, and parts heathen ; they were chiefly mendi* 
of the Common Prayer. He was cants. To the temporal and spiri- 
often engaged in painful disputes tual necessities of these wretched 
with his Moonshecs and Pundits, beings, Mr. M. continued to minis- 
who entertained strong prejudices ter whilst his health |>ermitted. But 
agwnst the truths of Christianity ; in the midst of his numerous exer- 
w ^these disputes he found the tions, an attack of a severer pain in 

necessity of watdiing over his .__ -^^ 

temper which was naturally irri- • OiH-npore is situated on the West tide 
table ; and he observes — ' If any of the Gan^R, in the upper part of that 
qualification is necessary fijr a ^•<' P***''* which exteudi* from the Bay of 

Missionary in India, it is wisdom, ^"«^. ^^ i^f J^^?.'*?^"''""""^'^^"**; 

^^^7. ■'• 4U 1 *• ex.- proaching Tibet. It i& -19 uiiles S. W. of 

opentug m the regulation of his Lucknow. Here arc barracks for a brigade 

temper, and in the improvement of of the Compan/s troops. 


the chest than he had erer bdbre which is peculiar to one of his vWid 

c\|ifrienced, convinced him' of the feclin^^ and heavenly affecdons^in 

necewity of suire quiet nnd rem is- that Society where the name of the 

sion. Whilst deliberating on this Redeemer is as ointment poured 

point, Mr.Corrie, then on his journey forth. 

to Aen., providentially called^ and — 

imdjitook jmrt of the duty. Yet ^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ 

S^uu'^u ^*"* ™^'°^ w^ "" ♦w' ^^ave this admirable miii in' 

health, that a lemoval from this ^^^ .^ ^^^ „^^^ Numbir, to 

^tK>n,ora scavo)-agc, .became a foUow him to Arabia and Persia, 

"^"^ '^LrJIf^!/'^ ?' Jt"" *^°d trace his steps unUl he took 

adopuon of the latter expedient, he j^^^ ^ ^^^ worldf and entered into 

at one time reluctantly determined ^^^ • ^^ ^^ ^o^j 
upon, but other scenes were ap- '' ^ 

puintei! for hira by the Iloly IVovi- ^ 

denceofGod. His help wa^ wanted 

flic a necessary improvement xl the JANUARY RKIXECTIONS. 

Persian Version of the New Testa- \v seems to be scarcely possible 

menC, and he magnanimously re- fur a serious ))erson to enter upon a . 

solved' 19 go into Amiiiii and Persia, new year without some pious rcflec- 

to effect this, as well as to finish tions ; and the very name of the 

the Arabic version.* month, on which we have just en- 

On the IstofOctober, he departed tercd, may su^^cst some leading 

from Cawnpore, and sailing down thouglits ada|>tcd to the occasion, 
the Ganges, he reached Aldeen, the Among the ancients the Nevr 

residence of Mr. Brown, on the last Year generally commenced ia 

day of the month. Restored after March ; but Numa Pompilius began 

an'abscnce of four years, to an inter- the year with /anuary, which watf 

course with his friends, who on so called from Juntis, one of the 

beholding his pallid countenance, Rotnnn deities, whose image had 

and enfeebletl fninie, knew not two faces ; and this title was deemed 

whether most fo mourn or to re- suitable, because on the first day of 

juire, Mr. M. parto<ik largely of this month, we look l)ack on the 

that pure and refined happinc^.<(, year which is closetl, mid forward to 

the vear which is to come : bill 
some derive the name Janintrinn from 
• Wbea Mr. Brown vay infomiea of Janna, a gate, this month boJni, aS 
Mr. Maftya. |PunH»c, he tiitis wrote to j^ ^ ^^^ ^^ ^f tj,^. j ;i^ 
hsni: — •But call I toco bnuf my««el! to - " .1.1 
cut the striuj and let you zo ? 1 confess Ja"us was represented with a sceptre 
1 roald not, if your boilily fntnie was in one hand, and a key in the other, 
ttruD?, and promised to last for half a asif he possessed the power of open* 
ccniuTy. But a^ vou bum vj ilh tbe inteu.e- • f^^^^ j,^.^„„ t^, ..j^,,^ q„ ^j, 
oe^ and i*apid blaze of neatcJ nhok- ai^ ^ c 1 ^i ^ ^ 
phon»,fibylhouMwc not make the most ^^^ ^Y ^^^ January they presented 
uf^ou? Yuur flame may 1a<;t as Ion;?, and to tliis idttl the otfering of a onkt ' 
pefhapa lon^rvr in Arabia than in liulia. made with new meal and new sid^ 
Where ihoiUd the phffijU build her oduri- ^^^h new frankincense and . new 
tcn>ut DTnt nutiu the lan<l pronhilicaUr /v ^1 . 1 ,1 
called -the MeiM'd;' aorU here bbalH^c ^"»^- ^^" ^^^^ ^^X "*^ nnmaosittea 
erer expiTt, but from th:U wuntry, tbe were suspended, and friends pre- 
mie Comforter to come to the nations of scntcd and received New Year's 
ib«Ea.t? Ic<mieinpbit«-)ourNewTe«:ta. ^ifls. On this day a beinnninir 

jncDt Rprinemir up, as it wvn*. from dust 1^ ^r • * i r 1 

and ashea, Ltl>eiitiful as iho\viuss of a ^'^^ ?^»'if «^ T'^^^ intended work. 

dorr covered #iihtilf<flr9 tad herfeathen ^^^^ ^"^ Consuls entered upon their 

like yclluw gold.' ^ , offices^ who, Mlith tli%¥\a.iiMe»B» c^* 


ftred ncrlfioet and prayers Ibr the mater part of our rendliig ! How 
prosperity of the state. On this day fittle that was rational or spiritual 
too^ the Romans abounded in their can be recollected in our conversa- 
diversions, and too often indulged in tion withour friends ; and, in many 
excess and drunkenness. cases, what an undue proportion <tf 

And, did the poor ignorant Hea- time has been consumed in Dre9$ ! 
then thus notice the lapse of time ? Supposing one hour only in the day 
Did thev thus consecrate the new be so employed, (and many females 
year fo toeir idol, implore his assist- especially, devote two hours or more 
ance, and commence their operations daily to it,) the sum will be one- 
anew } and shall not Christians, twelfth of the disposable hours of 
who better know the value of time, every day ; one day in twelve, one 
as connected with eternity, look back month of every year ! 
on the year that is past with This indeed is 'killing time;* and, 
minfi^led sentiments of regret and 'If trifling kills, sure vice must 
gratitude, and look forward with butcher.* O the many murdered 
humble hope and cheerful zeal, re- hours in every year, the ghosts of 
newing their Christian course, and which rise up to upbraid us ! 
dedicating anew themselves, their But we turn from the disgustful 
time, their talents, their all^ to their theme, to one more pleasant. An 
great Redeemer. old, pleun, but pious writer says at 

When we speak of a year that is the close of the day — 
passed, we seem to think but a < Mtnatet and merdev mulUpUed 
small portion of time has elapsed ; Have made up all this day : 
hut let itbe subdivided into ite parts. Minutes came quick, but nierciea ware 
and it wiU not appear so inconsider- More fleet and free than they I 
able 5 for it contuned 12 months. Who then can enumerate the 
68 weeks, 565 days, 8,765 hours, mercies of a whole year ? I^*^ 
B«6,949 minutes, 31,626,940 se- one look back, and try to m^e the 
conds; and, of all this vast number, review. He cannot remember aU 
may we not say. How few were Gods benefits, but lethim not fcM> 
employed to the best and highest get them aU. Some special dehver- 
purposes of our existence ! wices or bestowments may perhaps 

And when we reflect on many be recoUected ; and oh! what a mul- 
f ear* past of our Hves, how great a titude of everv-day comforts may be 
proportion appears to have been called to mind:— it may be, 365 good 
lost! The first 10 years or more are nights' rest j more than 1000whd|e. 
usually spent in childish vanity j the »oni« ^^ eomfortable meals. Foi 
second 10 too often in youthful us guilty and unworthy smners, how 
fioBc and frivolity ; the next 10, SO, n»ny innocent animals have yielded 
30 or 40 years, amidst the cares, in- np their lives ; the field and the gar- 
cumbrances and perplexities of life j den have produced their crops ; and 
and the remainder, if any, is gener- *ke pleasing beverage of the after- 
ally ' labour and sorrow ;* so that noon has been fetched from the East 
the old man may say with the patri- •nd West, for our refreshment ! 
arch, ' Few and evil have been the But greater blessings, spintnal 
days of my pilgrimage!' blessings in Christ Jesus, demand 

When we deduct m>m a year, the our warmer praises and louder songs, 
hours and days necessarily employed ' Survey the wondrous cure, 
hi our lawful calling*, in taking our ^"^ at each ttqj let bisfaer wonder ri«e/ 
food and sleep^ what a poor account Favoured every Sabbath, and on 
wnjgeaenUy be given of the rest of many oliher dia^» ^Ui the word of 
mir tone/ Of liovrlkde avail is the grace, and ^)bA oc^^sajemcm ^ ^^jk^ 


house ; IbruA Uie aenranti of Christ no man can work. Personal reli- 

have studied and laboured $ the gion claims our first regard, not in 

bolj book of life was daily in our rank or importance only, but in 

hands j the throne of grace was all order also, for if we are destitute of 

the year opod for access; our prayers vital godliness, neither the duties 

have often been answered^ and our of civu life, nor those of Christiaa 

wishes e«eecdcd ; hitherto the Lord benevolence, can be properly per- 

hath helped us, and still we are kept formed. These next demand our 

by tlie power of God ihrpugh feuth. warm attention. God has placed 

WhaS shall we render to the Liord us in Society, and the relative duties 

ftr ail his benefits > of husbands and wives, parents and 

Aad this question may direct our children, masters and servants, 

eyes lo llie jfaUare. We know not in- governors and subjects, are to be 

deed what a day, much less a year, performed according to the rules, 

miqr briqg forth. We will not, there- and iu the spirit of the gospel. Con- 

Im, pfeanmptuously say, * We will nected with these , are the calls of 

go into such a city, an^ continue Christian Benevolence. These are 

there a year, and buy and sell and Uhe order of the day.* Never was 

get gain.* This is the language of there a time in which believers were 

the atheistical worldline ; the Chris- more distinctly required to ' be up 

tian will say, ' If the Ix>rd will, we and doing/ than the present \ never 

shall live, and do this or that.' The were such facilities or encourage- 

hand that writes this page, and the ments afforded as in the present day. 

eye that reads it, may, ere the dose Let us apply ourselves to these 

of the year, write and read no more, with vigour, imitating the example 

But God has graciously denied us the of our Lord, whose zeal for his 

&culty of foresight. Father*s house consumed him ; and 

• To-morrow, Lord, is thine, ^^ ^ ac* ^^ promptitude ; life is 

Lodl^d in thy toy'reif^i hand ; uncertain and the grave allows of 

And if its sun arise and shhie, no exertions ! let us work then 

It shines at thy command/ ^hjle ^ ig day, and may the current 

Events are the Lord*s ; but duty year may be more holy, more happy, 

is ours. Secret things belong unto and more useful then the past. 
God ; but things revealed, to us and Mentor. 

oar children. The path is plainly _ 

marked ; let us pursue it. Let us ^" 

hereafter ' walk circumspectly — not No. XII. 

as fools — but as wise, redeeming the TERMS OF ART 

time, because the days are eviP pvPTOYrn RY ST PAUL. 

To retrieve the time already lost EMPLOYED BY ST. PAUL, 

is indeed impossible; but let us» lUuitratcd from Antiquities in the Br ititk 
like prudent tradesmen, who delir Mustum. 

gently seize the proper opportunities The Gospel has many ways of 

for buying and selling to the best reaching the heart. Sometimes 

advantage, improve all ihe privi- the ' terrors of the Lord* persuade 

leges we . possess, that so we may men ; and sometimes the ' love of 

grow in grace> that we may be Christ' constrains them. It was a 

useful in life, and that we may be tiiark of the Gospel advent tliat to 

prepared for death and glory. the poor and simple the divine word 

In short, whatsoever thy hand was preached ; and we find, in the 

indeth to do, do it with all thy consequences of PauVs d\sco\XT«ft iX 

MUfht^ for Ihe aight cometh when Athens, that the Gosi^ Y^ «^* 

t 1SSAT5. 

^wfing tBeds on Um learned and ftir her honour, ail ki diilt bonmL; 

the respectable alio. 'SJut hearers, Bot the aiguineDts employed by 

or rather the judges of ttie Apostle's Faol afi^cted the mind of the con*' 

liddress^ are divided by tlie sacred siderate and pMlotophid DionysiMi 

historian into three classes. 'When and we may contenplate him a» 

Ihey heard of the resorrection fit»m ffoing along with tliem> while ^bef 

the dead, some (tlie first class) mopped firom t&e speaker's Upa*' 

aaocked/ jeered aft the notion : ' The ]>eity dwdOeth ttot in tem<i 

others (the second dass) were not |des made with hands*^— very tmei 

quite so rtide; nor had they made Deity cannot he confined to plaoe« 

tip their minds to an sibsolnte moc- ' Images cannot represent inteUeCt, 

hiery at once hearing: ' we will not even homan intdUect'— f«ry 

hear thee again on this subject.* tmc) how then shoaM an imagtl 

. The third ehi^ consisted of certain repr^ent the emanation of divine 

nail Who believedj respectable mat wisdom ?' No ray of intellaetnl 

'too— 4he same as the Cliristian light evet beamed firom an ImM s 

orator had addressed by the title ^ no spark of celestial fire ever€am4 

* Ye men of' Athens/ in the open-' ftom an image : we dress and'wn «t- 

ingof his speech y and among these tend the image of our ^xldtss, we 

wasparticularly noticed/ IKonysius, adorn it, we venerate it, we fhrm 

- the Areopa^te, (also the woman pompoos processions in its honoer^ 

Damaris) and certain others with but it neither hears nor sees these 

them/ who being of an inferiolr seivices, nor comprehenda a ^mcl^ 

rank in life, are not distingnished. pv«9tf or a<it of homage Tlla 

On Hie whole then, this V^^ <^ goddess of wisdom is eqoaMy wiaCj 

fht Apostle was well rewarded : t^ whetherwe worship her, wlbibea^ 

mmiber of the ' ceitain men/ we to worship : and her statue in 

cannot teifl ; but they, With the ' eer- equally unconscious, whether 'Our 

tain others also/ uniMidytedlyfoiln^ aacrifices be many or lew/ We 

no inconsider^le company. know that similar reasonings have 

But our present design leads us influenced the minds of the learned 

not so much to consider the number iff all ages; and do now infiu* 

of converts, as the quality of some ence the minds of thousands, and 

of them ; I^nysius, the Areopag^te^ tens of thousands, in the head* 

and the woman Damaris. The quarters of idolatry, (India), where 

judges of the Areopagus were tiie disposition to forsake Idols is 

among the most considerable and widely spreading. If Damaris be 

the most respectable inhabitants of particularized as a female convert 

Athens. They were originally se- because she had been eminent as a 

letted on account of thevr int^^ty devotee of Minerva— -(it is dear she 

and knowledge; and especially on was eminent for something)— that 

account of their knowledge in sacred circnmstance would strengthen onr 

tilings. We are therefore to con- conviction of the propriety of the 

ceive of IXonysins, - as fdlly in- Aposde*s address to the intelligent, 

Btracted in the whole history of the learned, and the respectable 

Minerva, well acqumnted with her people of Athens. Here observe 

Worship in all its parts, perfectly al8o> the advantage enjoyed by the 

jaware of the recondite meaning speaker in having been educated al 

of the Emblem; and in short, a Greek univerrtty. Gould Gamaliel, 

thoroughly initiated, if not also, his master in Jewish learning, have 

himself an explainer of the mys- delivered his speech ? Certainly net: 

Asnto etir tkt goddeis, and Jecteus ha nu^t have haraai^ oft HA 


konoiir and dignity of liie Mosoie ilectionB on the above. There are few 

inftitDtioiifl^ fUk the nioeties of the subjects more remarkable than that of 

Jewial^ law, but he could not have ^^ »P» ^ ^P'^ ,9^ Christbnity ; jret 

equaUy prcseed h(Mne oki the con- ^ft^ ^ ^^ '^ hes beyond the hmits 

ISpn^ JOmtitJ^^r^r^JZ-u ^ a ^^ ^ow Tcstamcnt history, we arc less 

•once the alUunportiint truth erf a acquainted with it than we ought to 

jadgment to <iome, ma the Judge be. Nevertheless, the evidence arising 

•ppoiBlcd to conduct H. This doc- from it is of the most striking and 

^ne made Felix tremble; this also cxjtraordinary nature, since this Be- 

bnmrtt Dionysias to reflectioD ; ligion not onlv made ccnverts among 

thoi^i every way Kflpectoble as a those who had few or no religious rites, 

man Mid a macislnite, yet the con- ^"^ among those whose ritual was 

skieratioa oTetUliag b^ yrported by law, had been tiymmtted 

di^mdy appointed and divinely fi, mly fixed as on the most iSw rock, 

^alified^ deeply penetrated his it it had been estimated immediately 

spirit iaducedhnmilitv— -self-abase- tefore that system was offered to iu 

lienoe $ to professors, which at length triumphed 

these SQCoeeded tke^esire of further over it. In this view of the subject^ 

iDStraetkm; ' he came unto Fbul -,* ^he reception of the Gospel by Diony- 

md the consolatioBS of' the Gospel ""» and Damaris is a more c^dasive 

itni^lriv 4Uii^«F^ o *..oi.^ ^ .^n*; proof of its value and estimation than 

^Uy followed a tram of senti- {j^^ in,Hfference of the whole senate of 

MteDto jmd feehngs so muonai, so the Areopagus is to the contmry. Fot 

bopHiU, and so laudable. this seems at least to be certain, that no 

Witk y^htX eaootions we ought to iotelligent mind would exchange an old, 

reganll^^ecomers, ^e indiflfereutj and general, uid hereditary Iteligion,. 

thoee whe procrlutinated, aqd tliose for a new one, unless (1) the new one 

who disregaided it ; this Is not the ^^^ so excellent that its attractions 

proper place to investigate. Doubt- ^'^^^ irresistible; or unless (2) its old 

ImsTlSooysius mtied many, and one were so unworthy, that conscience 

TTy . ■' J .r 4 !•*• was glad to get rid ol the burden at- 

**'iHWfii TDOfei and if. as tradition ^ ^^ -^ ^ r «• ^ . ^ ^ 

T^^ _y \ 1 """'""" tcndmc its imperfections, not to say 

reports* he afterwards took the lead its iniquities. Now, when both these 

in the Church at Athens^ there can causes opemted together, as in the case 

be no doubt of his fervent endea- of Chris iianify ; when the Religion pro- 

vours to convert his &llow-citizens> posed was insu}>crably recommended 

and faisicllow-senators. i know not l>y its benefits — spiritual bcneiits; and 

belter how to conclude this |>aper J^e idolatry of tlic countries was de- 

thin by an extmct from one of our f^^» °^^ merely by wperstition but 

popoLff writerf. ^y vileness, we roieht hope diat Rcli- 

i^v| «uw • i^s. gion s course would be rapid and glo- 

* The progress of Christianity was nous, its effects beneficial and salutary, 

IfO at the AscensioR (Acts i. 15.) soon and at length its triumph complete and 

after900e»'(e.tlk«4ri^ titan 5000, and lasting •— without the power of the 

in little\'l|»a liiaia two. y cms after the sword, the terror of conquest, or the 

AioenMn'toapeatiauiltilude^X'JeriH prejudices of human nature: and un- 

lalem only.-^MahometiWill^dvfejKars subsisted by the mazes of policy, or the 

akntly occupied in making. i4^n- intrigues of patronage. In this, let 

verts, and they of his own ^mily: apd the Cross triumph over the Crescent!' 

proceeded so slowly at Mecca,, tnarin -^Frugmcnts /o Calmet's Dictionary of 

the seventh year only 83 men and 1€r the Bible, No. 200. 
women retired to £tliiopia — and he Inin &€. 

had fio established religion at Mecca ' . 

to dD0tead wMk.'— Gibbov, Hisi. Rim. Imulus. 

S44, Erratum in our tot Vo\. p. \^^, ^ 

''The feeder 4iKiU make bis own re- nuU: for Pantheiiakneiid^ijsx-K^\finatta 


ON ENQUIRY INTO THE SUPER- refemd to tfak Mndintnlt, and to 

STITIONS OF THE EARLIEST thU the uuMt ceiebratod lysteiiis of 

INHABITANTS OF BRITAIN. pagan philotophy Likewise reverted. 

No nation is known to have had ori- 
To the Editor. gmally cither images, or names of its 
DsAa Sib, deities : neither did the popuhKX, in 
I BBAariLT concur with you, in *»^np ^ * ^ec or a stooe, mean to 
judffine It desirable for your readers worship the sabstanoe of whkh it 
to be ascertained. If poasible. of the coo«»led, but a apint whidi they sap- 
diancter of our British ancestors, V^ ^ dwdl in it. To the nnmbcr 
iirevkms to their reception of the of ."»«•» *9^^ f*^, •«»gnfd «» 
Gospel. They were doubtless, like bmitation, FVom loammat^ d^eeto, 
all other nations, except the Jews, their worship was natunlly extended 
heathens, or polgtheUtt: but pa- toanimals.fnwn animals tomankind, 
eanism. In various parts and dWferent ■?•' "»=« »»?"» *® "«W" «»•« »"*•» 
ages of the world, has presented a »«" o*^ f^™ i ''•?««» '»" *•>« 
^t dWersity of forms. Truth, >"* degradation of divme worship 
while unmixed with error, alone is «nong hntbens, although perhaps 
uniform. The truth as it is in Christ, th" which has been mort geiwraUy 
under whatever forms and sentiments wlopted by apostates from divine 
it is professed, is one and the some. It revdation. ..,.., 
is in the subjects of their mutual dif- ^ ^ «»« "»*»*. ctibied nations made 
fecences that Christians may most the most rapid progress m these sue- 
reasonably be apprehensive of error : "/'^e inventions. The CWsAtfemtera 
and these may be traced to varieties <»f Babel,oiRl the JtfarailM of Egypt, 
in paganism, much oftener than has extended them eastward and wcst- 
cominonly been 8u»i)ected. So Mr. ward ; and the KioMician Qwoaails. 
Ward informs us (see View of the bartered their objects of idolatry for 
Hindoos, v i. p. xvii.) that a learned "J""^ valuable articles of commerce. 
Kramin, on hearing those celebrate.1 The posterity of Ham (as of Csin, 
lines of Pope. before the deluge) excelled their 
... I. ^ ^ r ^ At cotemporanes both marts and arms: 
^Ij;?. " •• ""• •*"»*"•"'"" and if Hess is known of Phut than of 
WhoMj body Nature Is, and God the Ham s other sons, it may be ac- 
soiil. counted for by the distance of his 
' started from his seat, begged for a western progress throughout the 
copy of tlicm, and declared that the northern coast of Afnca. To his 
author must have been a Hindoo !* descendants, I apprehend, the Dm- 
Yet our excellent Cowper, has j^'^^ system may most reasonably 
said vcr\- nearly the wme ! ^ ascribed. In their secluded seats, 

'There Htm and works and comparatively unavdized con- 

loal in all things, and that soul is Ood. dition, they retained the primitive 

Task. B. 6. cast of Pblytheism much later than 

So careful should we be, that our their Eastern correlatives, 

religious sentiments are purely scrip- An Essay ' on the first Introduc- 

taru! The first worship of visible tion of the Gospel into the British 

objects seems to have been grounded Islands,* in your Number for Sep- 

on this very opinion, that all things teniber, 1818, demonstrates that the 

are inhabited and actuated by the original Britons were not (as they 

Supreme Being. — So far as those are vulgarly denominated) Csiif, but 

mysteries have been traced, which in Cya«/<r and Liguriaru; the former 

most nations were carefully concealed having entered Gaul from Spain, and 

firen the vulgar, th^ appear to have the latter finom Italy ; but both being 

ISgAYS. 11 

off the tame originil tmXHoi^ and Ghiuls^and^reoialidiigiiiiDiixfld^Ttth 
btLring passed to those countries others eastward of the Rhine^ were 
from Africa. Aa ancient Triad de- distinguished there as Germans by 
duces the Welsh nation from the the Latin writers. 
hmdof Hav, (of Ham, or of sum- The Druids^ who were both teach- 
r) and the district of Deffrobani ; ers and rulers of the Cynetean and 
a much later commentator Ligurian Gauls, took refuge from 
places at Constantinople ; mistaking the devastation thus produced (with 
B]nmci«m^ m Africa, for ByMOtium^ multitudes of their followers) on the 
in Thrace, as Nennius, (one of the opposite coast of Britain'} but the 
cMest Kitish writers) had also mis- rcunaining native population of Gaul 
called it. The principal sea-port of being not only more numerous, but 
B§zaamm was Taphrura; and the' more polished than its conqueron, 
'hra^hts of Taphru' form the name the latter graduaUy adopted their 
DeAo-bani. The Welsh Chroniclers manners, their language, and their 
describe the voyage of their ances- religion. They consequently applied 
tofs thence to Spam j and the oldest to the Druids in Britain for instruc- 
tn^^ons of thie Irish alike derive tion; and when Julius Csesar sub- 
Aloafiom Africa > their origin being jectcd the whole of Gaul to the 
the same as that of the Welsh, Romans, Dru'uOsm had been esta- 
tlthoogfa of distinct and hostile blbhed thj:oughout its extent. In 
tribes. The Ligurians were also such circumstances, ^ however, it 
from MoMsylia, in the neighbourhood must naturally have been mineled 
of Byzacium; and gave the name with the ancient superstitions of the 
of tlfteir country to their principal conquerors. Accordingly, Cesar's 
town in Gaul, now called Marseilles, description of the doctrines and rites 
The occasion for these remarks, of the Gauls, in most respects re* 
when investigating the Mythology sembles what Tacitus and others 
of the Ancient Britons, arises from have represented of the Gerniantt^ 
the fact, that classical writers ob- though, in some points, strikingly 
tained their information concerning different. The former may easily be 
it, not from Britain, but from Gaul, accounted for by the mixture of 
after the Celts had partly expelled, Germans among the Celts and Bel- 
and partly conquered, the original gee ; the latter only ciin properly be 
inhabitants of that country ; or regarded as Druviical. 
rather, after the conquerors, by in- For want of so natural and noed- 
termixing with them, became the fol a distinction, the numerous and 
people that were named by the bulky volumes that treat of the 
Greeks Keltai, and by the Romans ancient Celis com[)rise very little 
Galli. The earliest invaders of Gaul clear and certain information of 
I conceive to have been the Pelasgi, ancient British superstitions. We 
also called Tyrrhenes and Tyrsenes, have not, indeed, solely to depend 
descendants of Thiras, who, being on classical authors for our know- 
expelled from Thrace, either by the ledge of the subject; but all its 
Cimmerians or the Phrygians, (both sources are involved in partial ob- 
doscended from Gomer) retreated scurity. The Druids entrusted their 
ak>ng the right bank of the Danube lore wholly to memory; their in- 
to its source. Their track was fol- fluence over the populace, and their 
lowed by their conquerors, whose inveteratepatriotism, rendered them 
Boccessi^ migrations completed the principal objects of Roman jealousy 
formation of the Celtic people, con- and hostility; Christianity speedily 
ttituM the Belgic divisk>n of the followed, and even outstretched the 


lionmn conquests ioBritoio : it is not tratkms were restricted. la deseeud- 

surprising, the refore, that modem mg to particulars, there may be 

writers have found opportunity to evidence of their worship of deoeeaed 

at tribute various and discordant sys* ancestors, but not of their reprwen 

tcms to the DruidM. If, however, tation hy images. The generslview 

we lay aside prepossessions, and do that has been taken, must doee my 

not indulge overweening especta- present Address. The ground oi 

tions, we may yet attam to some discusmm has been clesraL and a 

siitlsftiction on this snbject. Remains foundation laid. The genuine male- 

of British Bards, from the sixth cen- rials for the superstmcture are but 

tury (or earlier) down even to the fif- scanty, and I hope, in a simikrliet- 

tcenth vi OUT sera, have been pub- ter, to select them from the as as s 

lisheil, which demonstrate, to a la- ofCeltic, German, and even Scythian 

lucntable degree, tlieir superstitious mythok^, with whidi they hsve- 

ndhercnce to druidical tenets. Mora commonly been confounded. What 

CKtenstve pnue compositions, whe- has now been suggested may be of 

titer avowedly /o6iilo«# or historical^ service to any person who has lei- 

onBi-m and elucidate so depk>rable sure and incynation to pursue the 

H foci. It suffices to account for inquiry j and it may tend to iatpresv 

the practical depravity which GUdaa on the minds of youf readers some 

chorgedsovehementlyupop his conn- lessons that I have leamed fitua 

try men; and for the dreadful cal&- the investigation:-^ 
niities that were inflicted on them by i. When the Gospel has been 

means of .the Saxon and Norman planted among the heathen, Imw 

conquests. During the darkest ages, vigilantly should it ooaliiiiie in be 

Dnitilical superstitions seem to have cultivated ! Christianity wiia extend* 

jirevailedin Wales, no less than those ed to Britain at a very esoiy date, 

(»f popery in England : and the hea- and, undoubtedly in its purest stale. 

thenissh notions nud customs that It rapidly spread, and never waa 

are Mill so fre<]uent among the more eradicated: but the remetencas -off 

ignorant classes of our population, our .country rendered interaonrse 

see m to have devolved to us from our with others unfraquent ; deep-HDOtetf 

Jiritish, rather than from our Saxon superstitions f^vived, and choked 

ancestors. They are, indeed, most the good seed with which theywiere 

[prevalent where imjmrufiable monu- mingled. Gross errors prevailed ; 

nients of Druidism most abound, imfomous conduct followed ^ and 

and where the original Britons are tremendous calamities (blesaed be 

well-known longest to have main- God, not utter apostacy I) oonduded 

tained possession of their territory, the process. 

The permanent structures of the 2. The grand preservative and 

Druiils which are yet so numerous, remedy are, the Sacred Scriptures. 

aud, in many instances, so stupen- The restoration of these was the 

tUms, a£R)rd the most gratifying prime blessing of the Reformation 

niemi>rials of their institution ; both from popery. But for this, appa- 

as they indicate consitlerable attain- rently, one part of our island wo«dd 

nients in science, and as they are to this day have been debased hj 

exempt from any sign of image Drvidtfiii, at least equally asthenic 

worsliip. No tool appears to have of it by image-worship. * It dees not 

been allowed to touch any relic that appear that the Welsh ever hejwe 

was truly Druidical, except for the had the Scriptures in thdr native 

oilleetion and distributum of rain- language. While the Ronaans go^ 

moAsr^ to which probably their laa- ^cm^ the lisim alo^ was iaral* 

'OtilTUAftY. I* 

cafed ; uid when they withdrew, it i^j the8e> our mtsaloDAries ' when 

was abandoned. Our best encourage- clcad/will yet speak'; ' and will d|)eak 

tncnt that the exertions now made r the truth as it is in JeMis ' alone. ' 

(o spread tlic Gospel will not bie * 1 ^^ p^g^. gjp 

kst^s, that Uie pubUcaiioi^ of the y ^^^^^ Youib, 

Sacred Scniitures keeps pace with J" •'_ 

them. Samukl GaEAtsBAD. 


**oe T>AriTir«T TtcTTVT- terials for menriment from the iiroa- 

MllS. IlALWhL MlLW.l!., ^y^^^.^ sermon and manner. 'Ihe Kev. 

Wirfc of thc-Jlcv. William Milne, Mis- James Bennett, now Theological 1 utc^r 

ijbo^ry at Malacca, who died Marcli iio, at UotheramAcademy^wasthe preacher. 

1^19, wfts die daugiiier of Mr. Charles His eloquent address fixed her attciilion ; 

Cow ie, stocking manufacturer at Abcr- the solemn truths he delivered alFected 

deniy in Scotland, bom Sept. 22, 17BS. her heart, and she ' wlio went to laup;h, 

Uer partntA, who were originally mem- remained to hear.' Henceforth, she 

bers of tiic chiircli of Scotland, took pains attended th^e ordinances of the Subbatb, 

tu iupre&s on Iter infant mind the great and tlie more private means of social 

truths of religion; and, at eight years worship, with seriousness and delighl; 

ot' a^9 she was the subject of serious her own sinfulness, and her need of a 

omvictions. Redeemer were discovered, and she 

Untouard circumstances in her enabled to give l>ersclf up wliolly to GqU.^ 
fathcr*s business rendered it necessary Rachel was by this time grown u y, 

fnr Ilachel to attend to the millinery and her fond parents thought it ncce:-- 

business as a source of support; but -saryshe should see a httle morcot life. 

while acquiring the knot\'lcdgc of this, She accorilingly came toLoiuiun, where 

and attending "to some ornamental she was intrcxluced into genteel society, 

blanches of education, she was led into and visited the principal places of public 

the society of those whose conversation resort and curiosity, but she ft^und 

and manners were calculated to weaken that those novel scenes dissipated her 

the force of parental instruction, and mind, and unfitted her, both fur the 

mducc a taste for the gaieties of the solier concerns oflife, and the devotional 

world. Kdding of novels, dancing, (of engagements of the closet. 
which she was extravagantly tonu,) During this visit to the metrojpolis, 

the ball-rooro, gay company, and pub- she attended the Anniversary or the 

Ix amusements soon engrossed her London Missionary Society, the ser\ ices 

thoughts, and tended to create a dis- of which produced so deep an iinprcs- 

tiftste for the more rational piu-^uits of sion of the importance of sending tlie 

life, and the nobler enjoyments of Reli- gospel to the heathen, di:it she lament- 

gion: buch, no doubt, are their general ed that her sex prohibited her taking a 

edects, unwilling as the partizans of part in the work. This idea, romantic 

pleasure are to acknowledge it I as it may appear to some, was probably 

But God was pleased, by the influence the commencement of a train of events 

of his grace> to water the seeds of in- which ultimately induced her to prefer 

struction sown by the parental hand; the company of one devoted to the 

ibrmer impressions were revived and work of a Missionary, to the pros|«i>ct 

deepened under the preaching of the of ease, wealth, and indepenJence at 

Gos|iel. Such had been the pernicious home : though it was six years beio e 

intluence of gay company, and gay she had. an opportunity ot ^ontvvciv^ ^ 

amusement8,tbatRacliclwenttocbu/icn decision on this head. 
one Sabbady uJ'temoou with some Shortly after her TcVuti\ ^'to^Ax \ «av 

ihoughthu companions, tp collect ma- don^ she was rocewed as a. xufiw^^w vA 


the chuich at Aberdeen; where the mi- the peimmmmt okims of relative ^utj» 

nistntion of the Word by the Rev. Jolin and thought meanly of the relipon of 

Philip, alforded the means of increasing those mothers who neglect their hus- 

her knowledge of the Scriptures, ana bands, their children, and their domes- 

strenethening her resolution to serve tic affiurs. Her heart was indeed much 

and clohfy God ; whiUt m the daily enn^ed in Missionary work ; but she 

worsliip ot her fadier*s» family, morning judg^ that by attention to her hu^ 

and evening, she obtained tlie most solid band's ease and health, — by noticing 

advantuges for edification. those errors which he might possibly 

Ihe time now approached when overlook^y assisting him occasionally 

RachcPs trials were to begin. Her with her counsel, — ^by prudent manage- 

fatiiui-'s business totally faitra; her af- ment uf her domestic concerns,-— and 

flicted mother could &unietinies scarcely by such, a conduct as would render the 

leave her chamber. Oilier relations luission worthy of respect in the eyes 

were unable tu assist. It was under of mankind, she might render the liest 

the>e circumstances her filial piety was service in her power to the great and 

displayed. Skie commenced business on glorious cause. 

her own account, and God u-as pleased Aliout two years before her death she 
so to prosper her cftbrts tliat sne was was visited with a most serious iOneis, 
enabled tu receive both her destitute during part of which her life was de- 
parents into kcr own house, support spairt^ of; but she was enabled to make 
tlicui by her labours, and nurse tliem a solemn surrender of herself, her hus- 
wiih tlie utmo^t tenderness. Aitcnding band, and her children to God her 
tiieni in tli«ir last moments, she saw Saviour, and calmly wuted the call of 
them die in the hope of the Gospel, death. But a vo^'age to China, and the 
a'ld interred tlieir mortal remains with kind attention of friends there, (to 
decency and res|>ect. whom she ever felt gratefuh were tne 

\>'hibt her parents needed her assis- means of restoring her to such a degree 

tuice, she would never listen to any of healtli as enabled her to resume the 

proposals of marriage, though several duties of her family; but she never 

advantageous ofl'ers had been made ; rccoverediier former strength, 

but about twelve moiitlis afler her mo- On the lirst Sabbath or Jan. 1819, 

thePs death, an acquaintance was form- about ten weeks before her demis^ the 

ed between her anu the nerson who ulti- ordinance (rf* the Lord's Supper was dis- 

mately became her husnand. She car- penned, and it was a season of peculiar 

iicstly implored direction from above,and edification to all present; Mrs. M. ex* 

weri-pre|)arcd by education, piety, liabits perienced unusual pleasure and joy.; 

of d iligence and economy, and by severe tiu t in the evening of that day (as though 

afflictions, she entered into the marriajge she had some presentiment of her ap- 

state, Aug. 4, 1819. The duties ola Broaching dissolution) she said to some 

wife and a mother were discharged by female Iriends, with tears, that .' she 

Mrs. Miluc, during the space of six thought it was very likely the last time 

years and a lialf, in »uch a maimer as she .%ould taste the fruit of the vine 

to retlcc^ the highest honour on her own with thoni at the table of the Lord:' 

principles; to render her partner in life and so indeed it proved, 

the happiest of husbands ; to keep the On the 6th of February she was de- 

fiunily expenses within its proper re- livered of a son ; her rccoverv, for ten 

SOI 1 1 ces ; tu sweeten the cup ot amietiun, days, went on favourably, and she hoped 

and ligliten the burdens ot life ; to secure soon to be able to carry her little one to 

the atlectiou uf those who knew her best, the House of God, to present him to the 

and to excite the esteem of neighbours Lord in Baptism. But she took cold, 

and strangers. which was speedily followed by fever, 

Mrs. Milne had six children, two of and other disorders, which no remedies 
whom were removed at an early |ienod : could remove. !She often expressed an 
she calmly submitted to the divine will; eaiiicst desire to devote her babe, and 
but she never recovered her natural he was accordingly baptized at her bed- 
vivacity. The care of her surviving side. 

children prii]cipally cn;raged her time. The solemn hour drew near; she 

and her strength; she powerfully felt became weaker and wealier; fiattering 


iAtenrab of her complaint tOMietimes hbdranoe, would 'say, ' Dearly as I love 

enoouzaced momentinr hopes of reco- vour company, I sliould be sorr}* to ' 

very, wEkh were as frequently disap- keep you from your duty. I caimot 

pointed. She spent the moments of renaer you any assistance, but I will 

ease in commending herself and her trj^ not to hinder you; I should be 

ftmilj to herOod. She enjoyed a steady grieved to think you spent one hour 

hope of sahradon, but not those feelings with me, while I am in health, wliich 

0[ rapture^ which, in a former illness, should be spent in your studies and 

she bad experienced. lal>ours.' 

A change of air bemg advised, she 

was r emoifed on the 17tn of March to ^ , , ,, 

the coontiy-seat of a gentleman near ,,^"^.1^^^^^ excellent woman w:iom 

Mabocm, and she felt pleased on reach- ?^''\^*H^t?**. lost,— whom tlieMivsion 

ins this peaceful retreat ; but thedisease ^^ ^^ • T^® tnends of the heathen can- 

niMdlT advanced : she did not feel much °o* ^"^ lament the removal of persons 

pamThut occasional stupor, which pre- «<> eminently qualified for their ardi ous 

voted her saying much [but she several ^^^ important stations, as Mrs. JVlikie 

times ezwesaed 3iat Christ was her only ^nd other pious women lately remrved 

bone. Cto die 19di she took leave of ccrtamly were; but the JudM of tic 

heriieDds, who came from town to see ^^ always docs neht ; our duty is to 

her,aa& Messed them: next morning say» *Thy ^'»ll K done; and may it 

a fiiaid inyed at her bed-side; she P'^^^e God to contmyc the useful 1 ves 

was pleased, but could scarcely speak, both ol our Missionaries and their wives. 

At leSi. about nine in the morning and render them extensive and lasimg 

of Jdmh the 20th, she was released blessings to the heathen world ! 

from die burden of the flesh, and do- 

parted to * be with Christ, which is far 

better.. Mrs. Milne had Uved thirty- On Friday, Nov. 19, died at Rother- 
fiweyearSyfive months, and twenty-seven hithe, aged 58, the Rev. John N^al 
davs. Her mortal remains were com-- Lake, M. A. Curate and Sunday Even- 
nutted to the dust, in the Dutoh burial- ing Lecturer of that parish for fifteen^ 
ground, on the following day. years, and Sunday-afternoon Lectu: er 

Mrs. Milne's religion was drawn from of St. Luke's, Old-street, nearly seven- 

tbe Scriptures; it^sought retirement; teen years. In botli those important 

vas free from ostentation ; mingled situations he faithfully and laboriously 

with no singularities, and was accom- discharged his ministerial duties. In 

pmied with deep humility ; it was his doctrine, truly evangelical ; in his 

* in die shade, anil was dis- services unremitting; and in his d^v 

played by the discharge of family dudes, nortment exemplary: he was a gO( d 
by siweetness and mildness of temper, by Minister of Jesus Christ. Though ft r 
patience under affliction, and by acts of the last few years of his life he sutfere 1 
charity known to few. She had been much pain and illness, he recently so far 
often in adversity, and became an ex- recovered his health as to promise .i 
oellent nurse. To the wives of Mission- longer continuance in the service of hii 
meSy who may be placed at a distance divine Master. He preached at bodi 
uum medical advice, a knowledge of his churches on the Sabbath prccedins: 
ibe common diseases, at least of chil- his dissolution. On the VVedncsday after, 
dren, and the way of treating them, he was seized with a fit, which, in two 
is a valuable attainment : which may days terminated his valuable life. The 
be useiul to heathen neighbours, as pall at his was supported liy six 
well as to their own families. clergymen. Two Funeral Serniuns were 
When the dudes of the Mission preached on diis occasion. That at 
called Mr. Milne from home, to visit St. Mary, Uotherhithc, by the Uev. W. 
(Sstant places, she would moderate her J. Abdy; and that at St. Luke's, Old- 
Mings, and, instead of intci posing any street, by the Uev. S. Burder, MA. 

t Ifi 1 


Tnyjbr iht Ptoet «f Jcnaakm. — Puklu cnii. A. 


The tiavdier perch'd on Snowden'e 
Survey's the ru;zgcd scenes behind, 
And bofea in future »»ter track, 

A peaceful retttnE pliKe to find. 
So memory viewa tfie Gniih'd year, 

And tbudden U the dangers put; 
The tumult loud, the wuit severe, 
And loDga for better luueH at lut 
The gfctw of patriotic fire. 

The holy warmth of CbristUo icat, 

' Oh 1 these ^ull tlut true love inspire. 

Which prompts to act, and foms to 

So sung of old the royal Seer, 
Ere I Jcrus'lcm's bopes defeat, 

Tliis cowanl band shall <lrop (he spear. 
And this eold heart shall cease to 

There is a secret oigine strong 

To huiii1)l(: spiriu only kiwwn; 
It silent swuys the madil'Qing throng) 

And readies the eternal throne. 
Ye men of God this weapon bear. 

Your ioAuetKe let the oMians pnnrei 
Tis the omnipotence of pray'r, 

Tis the benevoleace of love. 

Som'nafft of kiugdoms, tbee we pray, 
Ob, shield us from tlte thrcM'oinjf 

£re yet our glory flits away 

Hs^v deep repentance bnng refonn. 
The bitter strife of parties hcil, 
- The general huppinces increase, 
Titlev-cry Dritisli heart shall leal. 

Contentment, jaely, aiid peace. 

May Wisdom pure, with pow'r reside. 

And gcn'rous ardour wealth impel; 
Uay f^lle Meri'y Justice guide. 

And sweet Success will) (.aboiir dwell. 
May Truth and Higliteouaness eaibiiire. 

And Englsnd claim her ancient state, 
Her land a quiet resting place. 

The first of Nations, gix>d aiul gnat. 

Tnat in Him of all liMe* ; ye pntpk pour ml your kem-l* hejim Him, Ooi it > 
rtfiige /or ui. — Psalu Isii.fl. 

llow happy the spirit that bivsts from the den. 
And flies to the refuge Jehovah prepares. 

Amid the confiiHOD, oppression, and strife 
How sweet is tlie prospect of wisdom divine, 

F.xtnuting from chaos the order of life, 
l^e universe ruling with power benign. 

Afound their vast orbits the planets in whirl'd. 

And measure our seasons and timet with their s[dieies; 

Om^ootencc gmiies with a finger the workt, 

. JM 61b up with btewinp our dick of ynrs. 


Rash mortab the ftitare arrange in tiieir schemesy 

As if they could time and occurrence controul ; 
But lo ! they are swept with their works down its streams 

While Wisdom eternal arranges the whole. 

The doubtful and fearful look forward with dread, 

FordKxiing the dangers and wants of their way ; 
But He who doth daily provide us with breads 

Will give it to-morrow, who gave it to-day. 

, VI. 

The mndcl, proud of his wisdom prophane. 

Like Satan, at truth and its au&or may rail; 
To darken the sun would be labour in vam, 

The light still will shine, and the truth shall prevail. 

The tribes in the desert were feeble and few, 

' I will chase them and slay them/ was Pharoah's vain boast; 
The^waves that divided when Israel went through, 

0'erwhelm*d the proud t^Tant, and drowned his host. 


* Fear not, little flock,' said the Shepherd divine, 

• • My sheep shall not perish, my church shall not fall; 

• Go, publish glad tidings, the world shall be mme, 

* Through ages aiid nations, 1*11 be with you all.' 

AUeluioyfor the Lord God omnipotent rc^nc/A,— Rev. xix. 6- 



ALi.r.iviA to God, the great King, 

Whose realm has no limit nor end ; 
< n' being and blessings the spring, 

Our Kuier, and Father, and Friend. 
Bright seraphs, and spirits of light, 

^^'illl mortals thy government prove ; 
Thy force is the wisaom of might. 

Thy laws are the precepts ot love. 



All hail to the Spirit divine t 

Our Comforter,^cleanser, aod guide, 
Who (Joth from corruptioh refine 

The heart where he loves to abide. 
Illum'd by thy light we |)erceive, 
The truth which c-onducls us to heav'n. 
Are led on the Lord to believe, 

And joy that our guilt is forgiv'n, 


Alleluia to God the Most High, 
The Lord of omnipotent reign; 

How sweet on his love to raly. 
How dreadhil his wrath to sustain! 

His proiuise how precious and true, 
His threat'ning now awful and just I 

His grace can dead sinners renew, 

Ho<annah to Jesus our Lord, 

< Hir(Raiisoin, our Brother,'our.Head, 
Who eovems his church by \us word. 
Ana judges the quick and the dead. 
'^Wn cmiy canst master the mind 

Aod fix in our bosoms tliy throne, 
^ eoDficience imperiously bind, 
Aad daim tha free spirit thine own. | H^ power reawaken our dust. 

Alleluia to God the Supreme, 

Creator of heaven and earth ; 
The Saviour, who ca me to redeem. 

The Spirit who fi irms the new birth; 
The Ruler of ages q f old, 

Dbposer ol ages to come, 
Whose haad doih s Jl nature uphold, 
Ajid measures if s date wad ii$ dggsa* * Auq^u* 


/ ■»"■"« 


LECTURES, with Practical ObiervatioBi )flct» traded to eouiit«rpol«ie this ditad^ 
and Rcflectioni on the Propheciet of vantage. That a commenUry on the 
John; emnmmtemg wiik the Fourth Apocalypse, which had been publicly de- 
Ckapter of ike RevelatimH^ mtd cmi- livered durin|f the course of the French 
tinued to the do$e of the Book. By Rewlutton, has •*»«<«? of being printed 
Robert Cuthbertson, Mimttor of thg after ito tarmioation, is of itself creditable 
Coipol, LeUh, 2 vols. •▼o. pp. 1144. to the aathor's prudence. To this, rather 

than to a ^jood fortune which would per- 
Thb outline of the Apocalypse is so haps have been sing^ular, we are inclined 
grandy its devotional anid practical com- to ascribe hi« hypothesis on the first four 
partmants are so prominent, and its co- vidks, to which the current period has 
lourinc is so vivid, that every one who commonly betn assigned. By interpret- 
ittitably conteipplalea it| may adopt the iqg their operation as collateral, and 
lanruafe of John ; * Blessed is he that their commencement as coinciding with 
readeth, and they that hear the words of the Reformation from Papery, Mr. C. 
this prophecy, and keep the things which precluded occasion of determining what 
are wrma therein.' The bleraing to ba vial is how poured out. We cannot, how- 
derived from thit, as from overw pan of ever, extend this commendation to his 
Scripture^ depends on keeping (or obev- view of the three spirits like frop ; whom, 
ing) what it teaches ns. < Blessed,' said if touched with Ithuricrs spear, we should 
our Lord, * are they that hear the word expect to start up as adversaries of Bible, 
of God, and heip it' Many a holy martyr, Blistionaryy and School Societies, rather 
who probably nad formed no historical than as professed pacificators of Europe, 
or chronolo^cal hypothesis of the pre- But, without pretending to decide on 
dictions ofthia book, has, doubtless, been many points or difference between the 
strengthened by it, to be ' laithful unto present and preceding commentators, we 
death, that he Might receive a crowm of think that these volumes comprise so 
Ufe.' He heard, and he kopt, what was much interesting historical fact, and so 
writton theroim. mock useful practical instruction, that 

What is written about this book, if di- no one wiU need to complain of his time 
rectad to the same purpose, may mate- having been lost in the perusal, 
rially promote it; howavar writers differ sssrsrsr 

conoeminc * tUnea and saaaons which are ' 

In the niSer's own power.' We regard, A LETTER to the Rev. T. Reonell, AM. 
therefore, the HUo of the volumes before eoncoruM his Remarhi on SoepikUm. 
us as auspicbiis; ttid the more so, as From a Graduate in Medicine of the 
their contents, in the main, appear to University of Oxford. 8vo. 2t. 6d. 
b&ve been publidr addressed to the con- Mr. Rbnnbll, the Christian Advocate of 
rregation to which the author ministers, the University of Cambridge, having, in 
In such circumstances, his exposition his ' Remarks on Scepticism,' attempted 
could not but be fraetitaL Such, indeed, to prove, not only the distinctness of mind 
he avows its occasion and design to have from matter, but the independence of 
been. Ha intended to have commented mind on matter, even in the present atate 
only o|i tha flnt three chapters of the of existence, this medical gentleman la- 
Revelation: but having done so at an hours to confute him. Our readers would 
csLffy stafa af the French Revolution, he not be greatly edified by the controversy, 
entered aa tha next two chapters, as which presents nothing either veiy novel, 
peciiiiarly consolatory to pious minds, very luminous, or very convincing. But 
amidst ua awful scenes that opened the grand reason of this appeal to Mr. 
around them. By the researches into Rennell appears to be, his (Ur. R's) at- 
which he was thus led, he was encouraged tack on the Crank>logy of Drs. Gall and 
to proceed through the whole book. Spurxheim. * The system of these gentle- 

Thesa facts may enable our readers to men,' says Mr. Rennell, ' however ingeni- 
I6rm )ust expectations of his perfbnnance. ous or amusing in theory it may be, is an- 
It is, evidently, that of a man who has nihiUted by tSt commonest references to 
thought for himself, and who has aimed fact. Experience has shown us that a 
at the general good. Mature preparation man may live in the fiill enjoyment of 
fbr so ai^uous an andertaking, can hard- Us intellectual faculties, although, a part 
ly be supposed in such a process ; but of fass brain is destroyed by disease. Por- 
jnmjiiai mm prefo§§tml(mM on the aub- tma oi tha fanot wmni* in ntuatioa 


ud tlieey bftvt been fimnd to have been Chriitiui doctrine of the soul. To us, it 
^tirelj dttoifaaiiedy yet no sinf^e power appears, that it is merelj the novelty of 
of the niod was iupaired, even to the thu d<K'trxiies of Drs. Gall and Spunheim 
day of the patieut'i death. It would be that has created alarm. Some good peo- 
difficuU lo find aaj one portion of the pie, who were accustomed to regard 
brain that has not, in some case or Mioi(/er as the voice ofGod, in the crudest 
aoodMr, been found wanting, without sense,^ have been alarmed at the supposed 
any injory to the mind. It is nM, how- impiety of accounting for thunder and 
ever, by extreme cases, but by much ligntniug on the principles of electricity. 
more common fiicts, that the flimsy thao- But the Christian philosopher $ees no im- 
ries of these German illuminati are to be piety in this solution of the grand pheno- 
demolished. It might have baen expected, mena of nature; and thinks he hears the 
that the eminent physiologists of the day voice of God in the peal of thunder, is 
wpuld have come forward in a body, to devoutly as the most ignorant person 
eipose the absurdities of a system which that ever trembled at a thunder storm. 
was at one time pining ground in the The first time that the use of the brain 
country ; especiallv when they were all itself was laid open to some persons, it 
in possesskm of tnosc undoubted facts would create feelings similar to those 
which would have levelled it with the which are now produced by a develope- 
grouud. Excepting in a very few in- ment of its various compartments; and 
stances, this masterpiece of empiricism if we can, without any suspicion of ma- 
appears to have been treated with peculiar terialism, maintain that the whole brain 
driicacy.* p. 45. is the ultimate organ by which the soul 
Totfaisuncoortly language of the Chris- exerts its faculties in the present state, 
tian Advocate, the medical Advocate re- where can be the haxard of maintaining 
plies: — *Jf the phy-siulogists have not come that the several parts of the brain are the 
forwurd to expose the absurdities of this organs by which the soul exerts its several 
system, you would be led to conclude faculties? Surely we have not yet to 
that ihty are not all of them convinced learn, that the whole contains as much as 
of the existence of these absurdities, all its parts; and that all the parts are no 
U'liaterer may be the merits of the era- more than the whole I And if, in spite of 
niological theory, Drs. Gall and Spurz- the materiality of the organ, we could 
heim are, at least, acute anatomical ob- formerly cultivate our minds, si»posing 
lerveni, and men oforiginal and ingenious that, either iu a good or a bad sense, 
thought. I can speak of only one of these 'mens ogitat niulem,' and the organ 
gentlemen from personal knowledge. Dr. might be managed by the presiding mind ; 
Spurzheim is a ver)' honest man, and why shuuld we not contmue to treat the 
*cr\- zealouih for what he considers the various parts, as we have formerly dealt 
cause of truth.' with the whole ? 

In a note, the letter-writer says,—* Let lentil Dr. Gall or Spurzheim discover 

the (Hfrraan illuminati here be heard in something more neariy allied to thought 

their own defence, for they are Ukcly to than Ihey have yet laid open to view, in 

(iitftrr, if defeuiled against an enemy by the brahi, we need not be much alarmed 

one who is no partisan. * When our anta- at the sjrstem of the materialists. The 

gonists maintain that we are Materialists,' most central portion of the cerebral organ 

say^ Dr. Spurzheim, 'they ought to pmve is no more fit to make a soul than the 

that ue teach that there is nothing but external covering of the frame, which 

matter. The falsehood of this accusation meets everj* eve ; as a lump of curd is as 

ii very obvious by the following con- far from intellect as a bullock's hide, 
sideration. Theexpression— or^an,desig- Let us, then, continue to study our 

Bates an instrument by means of which mortal frame, till * all our bones cry, O 

KNsefoculty manifests itself. The muscles, Lord, who is like unto thee?' Let ui 

far instance, are the organs of voluntary still • commit the keeping of our souU to 

■stion ; but the muscles arc not the him as to a faithful Creator.' 
Bormg power. We separate the faculties ^t^xs^ ^ 

of iht soul or mind from the organs, and . T^,o^/%wTne«i u u* * t-i . 

we separate the cerebral nartsls the or- A DISCOURSE, the substance of which 
fansif these fiunilties. feven the adver- ^^s delivered at the Annual General 
vies of our doctrines must so far admit ^*^'?S °f «*>« ^PV'^JJL'"*^^,^- 
the dependence of the soul on the body.' "«^y « »"»^^ .^^Pj- ^^IH. By John 

The author of this letter, pri)fessmg Jostero. 8vo. At. 6tf. 

himself an immaterialist, fears lest Dr. There is a strength of reasoning, and.a 

Rennell's mode of attack on the Cranio- force of langungc in Mr. Fosters writings, 

logtsts should, iustead of deterring Chris- which make him a desirable advocate of 

Ciaas from adoptinr their system, drive any cause in whicb \\t XDtX^ fSDiS^\ ^ 

the minixtn' oi Qnuiioh^ ih>in the the same time, it mmX\)% oo ^ iuM ft i i ^^^aaL 



MM of kit wmks can be con^dered ms 
' ligiit hhiIIbi ; nor it his •tvte re- 
man&able for penpicuity. It requires the 
closest attention of the mind, which it 
generally well rewards. 

Mr. Foster has chosen for the motto of 
his discourse. Judges v. 23 ; and wliile 
he powerfully advocates the cause of Mis- 
sions, more than iai^iuuate« reproaches 
on the cold manner in which this subject 
has been treaied by Christian; in general 
till within the Vast few years. 'They 
came not to the help of the Lord against 
the mighty.' And he does not spare re- 
marks on what he considers censurable, 
even among his best friends, whom he 
charges with inscribing the banner of 
their cause with the ' petty label of a par- 
ticular denomiDati<m. (p. 97.) It b not, 
however, our business to reply to this; 
nor shall we notice some paA«Bges which 
appear to us to have a political aspect, 
▼ery foreign to his grand design. Wc 
have all our prejudices aud our weak- 
nesses, and the ablest writers sometimes 
betray theirs without being aware of it. 

TWO DISSERTATIONS ; the first, An 
Enquiry into the Kind of Evidence on 
which Men believe in the Christian Re- 
velation, and how far divine wisdom 
appears in connecting Salvation uith 
the belief of a Testiiuouy. The second, 
On the prindpal design' of the Law uf 
Moses, and the relation it bore to the 
Covenant made with Abraham. By 
Wm. Innes, of Edinburgh. 12mo. 3«. 

Tub first of these Dissertations presents 
a very important and interesting view of 
the nature and value of that internal 
evUenee of the divine origin of the Scrip- 
tures, on the ground of which the go«pi*l 
testimony is embraced by the great ma- 
jority of Christians, and by which Chris- 
tianity is adapted to produce conviction, 
when exhibited to unenlightened and 
heathen nations. In evincing the wisdom 
which appears from connecting Salvaticm 
with the belief of a testimony, Mr. Innes 
abl^ illustrates the following ideas : — That 
h IS a practical condemnation of that 
principle of unbelief which first introduced 
Sin into our world — that it is the way in 
which, from the nature of man, truth 
operates on his mind, and produces 
effects on his character — that it is tlie 
only way in which a revelation, given at 
a particular period, can operate on man- 
kind in general, as it is the only way in 
which what is distant, past or future,' can 
affect us ;~and that the effects which faith 
produces, form a striking contrast with 
those produced by Pagan superstition, 
even on the supposition that the votaries 
^botbm actusied py equal siacerity. 

ThU DUserlation U icBdeied adtUtionally 
valuable, by copious eAracts, amounting 
almost to an abridgment, of a treatise 
by Dr. Owen, now very scarce, on • the 
Divine original, authority, and self-evi- 
dencing light and power of the Scriptures.* 
The second Dissertation contains also 
many valuable and jiidicions observa- 
ions, which are concluded by some inte- 
restiog extracts from the writings of 

EARLY BLOSSOMS; or Biographical 
Sketches of Individuah distinguished 
by thoir Genius and Attaina^ents, who 
died in their youth ; vith Spiciment •/ 
their reipective Talent*. By J. Styles, 
D. D. I'Jnio. f>*. 

The commendable design of the author 
in this publication is * to direct, to en- 
courage, and to chasten an emulation of 
excellence in those nho arc endowed with 
the rcquUite abilities to distinguish them- 
selves in the walks of literature; and, at 
the same lime, to exhibit the charms of 
moral virtue.* (^prcf. page iii.) For this 
purpose he has given us the memoirs of 
four youii^ mtu of grnlus, whose * early 
blossoms* promised abundant fruit. The 
firit of these is Jolin B<iwdler, Jun. Esq. 
a young Imrrister, r.( excellent talents, 
who coniplct-Hl his career in the 32d 
year of his age. Of liiai the Edinburgh 
Reviewers say, * He was a religionist of 
tlic strictest (school; one whose principle 
it was, that Cliristiiuiiiy <)U2,ht ever to be 
present to the inintl — to be an habitual 
feeling of the heart, as well as n general 
doctrine adopted by the understanding.' 
— A \«ondcrful eulo^ioui from such a 
quarter ! ! 

A brief memoir of Mr. Michael Bruce is 
m\t in order. He am>ear.i to have 1>een 
an amiable voulh of very considerable 
parts. His ' ke mains' were published by 
the Rev. Mr. Logan; and his poetry (cif 
which Dr. S. gives us some specimens) 
highly commended by Lord Craig. 

Tbe third memoir is that of Dtoicl 
Parkin, Esq.; who had just begun to 
practise at the Bar. He was for about 
three years the editor of that respectable 
and useful work — ^The l^lcctic Review. 
Of his excellent qualifications for conduct- 
ing such a work, the author gives us 
many specimens at length, which dis- 
play much erudition and taste. His epis- 
tolary writings are full of sprightly wit 

A brief membir of Mr. VVilliam Isaac 
Roberts, of Bristol, concludes the volume. 
This was di*&wn up by another hand. 
The specimens given of his poetry exhibit 
the blossoms of genius, but we should 
have been glad to have seen fuller evi- 



Oo the whole, we conuder this volume 
u a uleuioj; productiun, o&lcuUtcd for 
uscfuiuess tu youn^ penoos of readia^ 
■od ta«te, &nd such as we hope may 
induce them, while they admire the ta- 
lents and acquirements of the deceased, 
and lament their early removal, to imitate 
chiefly those excellencies of character, 
which composed their brif^ht^st orna- 
ments, and were the source of their hope 
in the pro«pect of eternity. 

The author informs us tn his preface, 
that the present work wvAl be followed up 
by two more volumes, but perfectly dis- 
tinct and independent. The first will 
consist of the Bior^^phy of youn^ men, 
who, in life and death, displayed re- 
markable evidf;iices of piety; and the 
seo>Dd will Contain Memorials of de- 
parted taleats and virtues whuh adorned 
and elevate the female character. 


An Episcopal Church the le^timate 
ibimdadoa of Christian Missioo^ ; a 
Srrmam^ at the Parish Church of Lfx~ 
Jm, Essex, on HOdtsunday^ \^VJ \ by 
G. Preston, M. A. Kector. 8vo. 1«. dd. 

The advertisement prefixed to this Scr- 
niou, announces, that several attempts 
Itaiiu!^ been made in thi* author's i)an<i)i, 
t>i promote the objects of the Missiouary 
> iciety, by the distributiou of its tracts, 
and papers, among tite children of the 
Nati-mal SchooU, and by other obtrusive 
imd uu)uitifiable metho<ls, which lie 
■leeiiied it incurabeut on him to rc^i<«t, 
he gladly availed himself of the Kiii«c'!S 
letti r to explain his views of missions. 
The text is, * Go ye into all the world, 
and preach the ^iipel to every creature.* 
The sermon reminds us of one lately 
preached by a Catholic priest, in the 
kfutre «if the kingdom, iu uhich he as- 
M-rtwl, * that Pnitestauts nti|;ht send mis- 
sions as they pleased, but no heathen 
rountrv e*er had been converted, or ever 
voulil be, hut by the lab«)urs and nil- 
iii*iry of the C'tttholic church.' This 
preacher says, that • most of the schemes 
*bai ba^e been hitherto devised for the 
(ct:%.;i>ii>n of heathen nations, have un- 
a* "lably proveil abortive or insuflicient,* 
as-i bavc i>een * more calculated to dis- 
r'^^r :haji to convince the ipiorant, to 
hew.fder than to enlighteu the '\nuler- 
«u&<1jd|;, and to intoxicate tliuu to 
streu^hcn the mind.' p. 7. Again, ' To 
txpect, therefore, that by the mere dis- 
tr.butien of the scriptures, even to the 
iD'i^C unlimited extent : or bv the mere 
(.rcArhiog of the Word of G(Ki by unac- 
rreiftteii^ unamthin-iscd and umn/nrmed 
enlhtuiaMs, cither h savage or a biffotted 
jieupie cma be convert^ to Cbriitiauity, is 
to expect Btth lesg than « miiucle, and 

to hold out promisei and hopet which 
cannot be realized.' 

But, a{;ainst the melancholy resem- 
blauce between these two pnests, we 
comfort ourselves by reflecting that they 
arc not prophets, tor the heathea have 
been converted bv some modem mii- 
sionarics whom ^lr. Preston stipnatixet 
as ' more calculated to disgust than to 
convince,' &.c. We pity the man who 
can talk at this rate, siter the intelligence 
that we have received of what God 
has wrought by these unaccredited mis- 
sionaries, without episcopal sanction; 
when even Balaam the prophet, who ran 
mad after the reward promised for curs- 
ing Israel, could not behold their tents 
stretched along the bonlers of the hea- 
then, ^\ithout exclaiming, ' Accordinrto 
this time, it shall be said of Jacob and of 
Israel, What hath God wrought T 

But, as the Diviue goodness has pre- 
scrveil these unauthorised Missionary 
Societies, from all that ' envy, hatred, 
malice, and uncharitableness,' which 
leads men to view with an evil eye the 
exertions of others, they rejoice that the 
Kin*c*ii letter has, at length, convinced 
many, who would yield to nothing less 
than royal argruments, that missions to 
the heathen are so fur frem being an 
enthu^iastic, dangerous, and criminal ia- 
terference with the innocent superstitions 
of people, who may please God as well 
in their way, as we in ours; that they 
are on imperative duty. It was, indeed, 
hi:;h time to produce this conviction. Ikir 
Mr. P^says, * it is httle known, perhaps, 
that an association has existed in this 
c«»unlry, for more than a century, for the 
propagation of the (iospel in foreign 
parl<.' What ! is this the only autho- 
rised society ? the only real instrument 
for the ciiii>crsion of six hundred millions 
of the heathen, and has it slumbered 
over its work for a Inindn^d years ^ Mercy 
on them! If they believe wliat Mr. Pres- 
ton says, * they must be of all men most 
mi'ieraMe '.* 

B'.it the preacher lets out the secret, 
disgraceful as it is at this period of the 
Christian historv', that the affairs of mis- 
sions are to him new and strange. He 
says, that * before we can convert the 
ua'tioiis — we must humanize them by the 
arts of civilization, and convince them of 
the necei-^ily and the benefit of good 
government, and of impartial laws. Mr. 
P. profcN'.eK to pay humble deference to 
a])o-tolic authoriiy'; ^\hcre then, we would 
ask, do we fuul the apo^^tles waiting till 
i>iher men had prepared the sod, bc^oy^ 
iht-y o/)tfiied their comnussiow, awOi <iA%r- 
seniinHtcd the s^ed of ihe Wiu^Aom — \\» 
IVord of God ? Aud wliWa our iiusa\oi»r 
Ties are teaching the beaAk«i^W> V^J^^ 


and to wesre, sball tliry be dmnk con- in that Semmmy. By J. Hooper, A.M. 

ceniini^ Christ and his Ime ; and let 8vo. It. 6d, 

the heathen die around them, ignorant of Xiie text of this excellent Sermon i» 

the true God and Jesus Chnst, whom he juje, verse 3. • Earnestly contend for the 

has sent? The fact is, that when Judi- fajtl,, which was ouce dcUrered unto the 

dous well informed missionarien amve glints !' \ftcr on aimrupriaU introduc- 

at their fleld of labour, they will soon ti^,u, Mr. Hoopcf eutcrs on a brief exa^ 

learn by experience, more practical wis- mination of the opinions, the spirit, and 

dom eoucernini; the pn)pBRniion of the xha moral conduct which distincuish the 

Gospel among the heathen than Mr. mivocates •f Autinomlani&m. lie' then 

Preston can teach them, and they will ..rtuecds to point out the means which 

make civdixation and cvanjeliiation po |,c deems most efficient in restraimnc and 

hand in hand. suhdiuug tbisi peniicious error. He^ re- 

^4NM.«s»MMSM> comnieuds a full aiul a fair exhibition of 

The approved Senant of God dismissed the («ospcl ; the dilfui»iun of Scriptural 

iu peace ; a Sermon occasioned by the kuowled^ ; the provision of a uberel 

lamented Death of the Rev. Thoruhill education, fur those who are cancUdates 

Kiddf preached at Clapton^ Oct. 10, for the Christian miuistr}* ; a vigilant io- 

1819. By Robert Winter, D. i>. w%th tpectiou of the btatc of our respective 

the Oration delivered at Au intermcHt^ fti)cks, and a perpetual care to guard 

by the Rev. U. F. Bttrder^ M. A. 8^o. them a^nst the encroachments of error; 

If. 6i£. eu exhibition of the holy, active, and 

Thb title of this discourse evidently bencvoleut principles of the Gospel, iUut- 

hardship .»„ ^,..,w«...^. w. ». .»w — .•»... 

the arduous duties of service ; and inii- r««^J«rs. as well calculated to answer the 

mating an honourable idea of Diuue an- ^"^ designed, by exposing the true cha^ 

probation ; the text further includes, ™* ^V "^ Auimoiniaiiism, and sum&tinE 

« that the approved servant of God meets ^^^ }^'*^ ?*«*" ' "^ counteracting the seal 

the approach of his fiual hour inptace;* J| "" abettor*. We agree with Mr. 

— « that the expiring believer derives the "oopvr i" ^^ opiuio" that * this system, 

tranquillity of bis mind from that nord ""**^'*' ^ JP^V*""* pretence ef exalting the 

which has discovered the great salvation F^S*^ "^ ^'^\ ^"«** .asunder, •" >« 

—and that he cnteruius a jovful hope of 'i"*"** of moral obhgaiion ; undermines 

the universal diffusion of the gospel/ A 7*^ »»lerests of personal liolinesa ; ren- 

sketcb of the life of this valuable man is "^^^^ uugator>- all the means of grace ; 

then given, with interesting particulars of destroys all the social affections \ locks 

his peaceful departure. "P *" "»<^ sympathies, and paralyses all 

The Oration at the grave contains re- ">' »"''^*'^^ energies of man ; induces lu- 

flections adapted to the solemn occasion, P^r^'».»"«s prule and gloomy srlfisbness ; 

directing the hearers to that blessed state "."*^ *^"^*^' amuses w ith barren specula- 

of immortality into which the deceased f**" "" .* **^^ abstract points, or, if the 

had entered, and including a just -but »"«"b"atiou chooses rather, suffers to 

modest eulogium on this amiable and wallow in the mire of sensual gratific*. 

pious servant of Christ.* ^*°" » a"^ if it deigns either to look down 

We shall feel much pleasure in pre- ^^^^ ^^^ dreary regions of speculation, 

tenting to our readers a Memoir of the **'*.**' *^*^ "P <^f»m the ilepihs of carnal 

deceased, ifsurviving relations will favour enjoyment, it is only to indulge an idle 

ui with it. f^aze on those who have not soared so 

,m^^^s^f^^ ^*'tfh, or to pour the foulckt abuse on 

Tk- w«* ^^.. r n-^ .• *u e I those who ha\e not suuk so low/ 
The best means of Preventing the Spread 

of Antinomianism : e Sermon del\\*errd -^♦•'-"^^•s^^-sr 

at Hoxten Chapel, at the jHuiversary National Privileges ; a Sermon preached 

of Hojtton Academy, Jtine 2ii, 1819; «' Haberdashers* -halt, Siaining-lane^ 

before the Associated Ministers educated on the hth of Sov. 1819, at the ff^eehly 

. lecture, fonnded by the late ff^Uiam 

• Mr. Kidd has left behind him a Cbictfn/, Esq. By J. Hawisesley. U. 

Tenable ipectnicu of his preaching The te\t is, Ps. cxlvii. 20. ' He hath not 

talcnU, in two volumes of Semions, dealt so with anv nation ; and as for his 

designed for the use of families (for Judgments, they 'have not known them: 

which they ere admirably adapted) end Praise ye the Lord.'— Mr. Hawkesley, 

*r wOBgm aMmctioD. Bnt, pobiu oat the tetwteaMt piMe 


^ennmfi fir wMek we orntmAnenf. Of ftddidotel excitement to pRMnote with 

thr<»e be enumerates and ably evhibiis redonbled eiitergy the adTancement of the 

the following: The frame of our political Saviour's khigdom, and the salvation of 

constitution ; the freedonr of the press ; our fellow-men. Most earnestly we re- 

relii^oiu liberty and si^al deliverances ; commend this valuable and animating^ 

cspacinlly the discomfiture of the Spanish Miscoune to the attention of Younf ni- 

Aniadn ; preservation from tbe danger uistcrs and students in our Theological 

of the gunpowder treason ; tbe glorious seminaries. It is with the hope thai they, 

levolution of 1668, and present peace. — and many others, will become purchasers 

Under the seromf dirision of the dis- and distributors of the sermon, that the 

coarse, Mr. Hawksley considers the reli- Editor (Mr. Burder) has reprinted it in 

fiMu Of^fanHv which these national hies- a cheap form, and presented it to tbe 

SUV* '^hi to exert noon us. We are public at the price of Get, The Editor's 

railed upon* be justly obscrx'cs, to a grate- preface contains some information highly 

ftil ackiiowledgment of the providence of interesting, in reference to the occasion 

God ; to maintain adherence to <> ir con- on wbich tbe sermon was delivered, and 

BtkaUoDal rulers ; to employ fer\('nt sup- tbe benevolent plans and purposes of 

nl i ca t jon for the continuance of these Dr. Doddridge. 

Messinn; and to union of aHection and 

effort ; the topics of tbe sermon are ini- mi • ... , , 

portaat and appropriate, and they are ^'1^ imparUal testimony c^ a Uynan, 

««cua^with a sound and discriminat- '^ favour of the Holy Scriptures; a 

wg judgment, and in a style manlv and Speech delivered at thebthJnmversafy 

■ ^- ' ^ ' of the Southampton Bible Society, By 

m^^^ •'"• Bullar, one of tbe Sec. 8vo. Ad, 

Suudav School TRACTS, Religious, V^'xy^TAJ" ?T^*^^i *•" i^^T 

Moiai^and Entertaining written and Trf^l^A^^ T^.^ '**''^?^ *.^" 

ReSor of St. Swithin. London-stoue. 'l^lKf.Vv' i"' nT^n!^ 'T'"'1C ''"'^ 

3 vo]«. boards \0s. 6d. aTIa^ reasomnff ; for argument 

de|>fuds not on the character or tbe 

The first volume of these Tracts was talents of those who use it : its intrinsic 

Duticedbyus at some length in our 19th stn-n^h op weakness is the same, by 

\ ol. p. 109, and we see no reason to whomsoever it may be eraployeiL We are 

abate m our connneudation. There is a glad however to sec lavnien of talent 

happy simplicity and perspicuity in Mr. bearing their impartial testimony again 

Ws style, uiin^jletl with a vein of Evan- and njjain to the Christian cause, and 

gclical piety well suited to the ronipov^i- f^.el it our duty to recommend their 

tii»n of Rtfli«;ious TraeU ; and though a labours. Some account of Mr. B'a speech 

mmi«er of the cstabUshnicut, he appears at the preceding Anniversary will be 

lo have judiciously avoided every ihmff fo„nd in our Supplement for 1818, 
vhich could s:i\e oitence to serious Chris- 
tiAns of other dcuominatious. The tracts 

are .sold in volumes, or singly, for distri- Sunday School and other Anp.cdotes ; 

bution ;' and some of them, ?or presents, Catecheticni Exercises from Scnpture^ 

are done up in little pamphlets (seven for &c. &c. By George Russell. 12mo. Price 

W.'t selected for different classes of 3.». 6<f. 

readers, as the Anti-sceptic ; a Guide to Collections like this are not without 

the Bible ; the Anti-papist, and a Present their use ; they furnish useful amusemtnt 

for tbe New Year, &c. for leisure moments, afford agreeable 

^^^^^^^^^^^^ matter for couversation ; and supply tbe 

« . . teachers and friends of Sunday scneols 

TV Evil and Danger of Neglectmg the n„d other benevolent institutions with 

SonU of Men ; a Sermon, preached at examples of usefulness, even in the most 

Meeting of Ministers, at Kettering, unpromisin;? circumstances, which may 

Orf. 15, 1741. By Philip Doddridge, support the patience of the teachers and 

D. D. New edition, price dd, e\c\\Q their hopes of ultimate success in 

Thi» discourse is one of the most impres- their ]>raise-worthy labours. The ('ate- 

si«e and affecting which we have ever chetical Exercises niay also be useful in 

lead; and one of the most interesting directing parents and others to similar 

cffusiuiM of a heart overflowing with love methods <if instruction. 

*M the Redeemer, and compassion for It is an affecting circumstance, that 

tbe souls of men. It is difficult for a the author of this small work, though in 

Cori^tian, whether iu a public or private the prime of life, died, as we understand,) 

station, to read it witliout self-reproach before his literary offspring could a\i^pe«c 

liar a deficiency of .holy seal in tlie before the public, and \etx «.\ \S^e wH^ 

ooblast causi^ ind wkboot feeling some time, a ytmnf famiW tA \amexA >i\% Vowft^ 



Siptrimcntal RcUgl«i Enem^llcd : W- 
mg a» Aeenmt if I4e Lfft ^f JUx^ 
mmkr ArekibM^ kU9 SeJMmattfr, 
Stmmhetid, By Deny SoodamL 
This imall treatise contaiiuiii^ the expe- 
rience of ooe in the commun walks of 
life, aypcari to us as justly entitled to 
tlM tefouimble notice of tbe reli^pous 
public ; it contains a^ilain Scriptural edify- 
lAf account of the work in tne soul, and 
of the changes and profress, of the spi- 
ritual life ; well calculated to encouraf^e 
the beaM, and direct the conduct of true 
believers. We can, indeed, freely recom- 
mend it as a judicious piece of Chris- 
tian experiencr, and we sincerely hope 
and prav that it may be abundantly bless- 
ed, to the conversion and edification of 
many, in faith and holiness. We under- 
stood it was hi|^hly esteemed by the Rev. 
John Brown, late of Haddinzton ; and we 
■ee it recooiniended by the Rev. Dr. CoU 
quhoim, and Mr. John Brown, of Whit- 

A Brief Account of a Tour in the Hig;fa- 
lands of Perthshire, by the Rev. John 
Brown, of Whitburn. 3d Ed. 2d, 
Thi worthy author of tliis little tract, 
here gives us an aflfecting narrative of his 
journey to the Highlands, iu which he 
had an opportunity of witnessing the 
commendable and useful labours of some 
zealous ministers, and ubscrviug the de- 
pl6rab]eneed of a great multitude, who 
are perishmg for lack of knowledge. We 
wish that wealthy persons, both in Eng- 
land and Scotland, would turn their at- 
tention to this interesting cjuarter. 

We insert, in our intelligence, a paper, 
we presume by the same author, called 
** a Loud Cry from the Highlands,*' 
which wc beg leave tu recommend to the 
careful and charitable consideration of 
our readers. 

In the Press. 

The Rev. John Owen is preparing for 
the press a Third Volume of his History 
of the British and Foreign Bible Society. 
This volume will bring down the history to 
the close of the Society's Fifteenth Year ; 
and will, it is expected, be ready for pub- 
lication in the ensuing spring. 

The Third and Fourth volume of Scrip- 
ture Portraits, by tbe Rev. Robert Ste- 
venson, of Castle Hedinghara, are nearly 
ready for the press, and will probably ap- 
pear iu the course of the eusuing spring. 

The Unknown Director by Sarah 
Rcnon, author of the Vicar's Fire-^idc, &c. 

Smiday School Sketches : a Memoir 
descriptive of the benign operations of 
4hofte uulitntioiis. 

Shortly will be published. The Scrip- 
ture Reconciler, in Aniver to Paine, &c. 
in small Tracts. 



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Publication of Messrs. Boyd, Moore, 
Watson and We^t, on the Eternal Son- 
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The Divl'ue Origin and Authority of 
tbe Christian Religion vindicated, by the 
Rev. H. C. O'Douuoghuc, A.M. 5#. 5dL 

The Ri;;ht of Infants to Baptism; a 
Sermon preached at the Monthly Meeting 
of Ministers and Churches at Haber- 
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Eugland's Memorial; being the Sub- 
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[ f 5 ] 



Extrmet b/jh Letter from Mr, Horner^ 

R'ktkyaH Mistionanft dated May 15, 


* Jt mppears as tbou^ God had a con- 
trovcn^ with the people of India. War 
has ilain its thousands, and pestilence its 
tns of thousands. At prescot ihiurs 
are tolerably quiet: the arms of the 
Company are victorious every >vherc, 
and almoct the whole of ludia is pros- 
Xnout at our feet. But the cholera 
sorhos, which raj^ed so dreadfully last 
yewthrou^out India, has a^aiu made 
in appearance on this island, aud swept 
am a ^^tttkt number of the natives, as 
wrfas some Europeans. It is afHictiu^ 
to bear, in the stillness of the night, the 
hMfiirjfions and howItu«^ of the poor 
CTCBfares, on all sides, bewailing the loss 
of one or more members of their families ; 
to see the dead bodies carried nloii^ the 
streets, while the attendants loudly in- 
voke Kainu or Narayau, or some other 
cf their gods : and to be present at the 
place of burning, where large fires arc 
fiercely blazing, the devouring element 
consuming its dreadful meal of human 
bones and flesh ; while corpse after corpse 
is brought in, till the ground is stnnved 
with the dead \ I heard of a very afflict- 
ing case that occurred a few days ago: a 
%oang man, while performing the last sad 
officrs for his mother, was seized with the 
disorder, and on being carried home, in 
4 few hours died^ his sister, the only 
remaining member of the family, uns 
anack<*d about the same time, and ex> 
pinrd sliortly after her brother. So that 
vi'bin the short spare of six or seven 
boors, mother, son, and dau;fhter, who 
vcrc all in good health in the moruiug, 
«erc consigned to the flames ! A vilhigc 
Tc the southern extremity of the island, 
•here the disorder had been very pre- 
^jut for sonic days, is totally forsaken, 
6» remaining inhabitants having packed 
■P'ixeir ji^uods and left it in a body, to 
tua^ the contai^ion ; only one or two 
pnesis remaining behind to take care of 
tbe guds. One circumstance makes it 
pmarknble, namely, that the village is 
^Boerally considered, by the Hindoos, as 
the most sacred place m Bombay, aud 
vhtre the Hindoo rchgion is observed in 
tbe greatest purity. Strange ! that they 
ikriid retain an attachment to the wor- 
hkw of pods who cannot protect then), 
mA whom they are obliged to desert to 
iav« thtir livais \* 

The convocation of Oxford conferred 
some time since, the decree of D. D. on 
the archdeacons of Madras, Bombay, and 
Calcutta ; and having been informed that 
a fourth archdeaconry has been created 
by letters patent, the couvocaUon has con- 
ferred the same degree on the Hon. and 
Rev. T. J. Twisleton, of Columbo, in the 
island of Ceylon. 


Mr. Steven, one of tlie Committee of 
the Hibemiau Society, has lately paid a 
vi^it to Ireland, and been very cordially 
and gratefully received. Of Mr. Blest, 
of Sligo, who is superintendent of the 
Society's concerns in that kiugdom, he 
speaks in the highest terms, as * most 
eminently fltted for the important sta- 
tion.* lu visiting the Schools, Mr. S. says. 

The Society commenced its operations 
in the North- West of Ireland, on account 
of that being the residence of their super- 
intendeut ; but are desirous of extend- 
ing their benevolent labours through tha 
whole kingdom. A clergyman in tlie county 
of Cork has called their attention thither, 
where the resident landholders have ex- 
pressed their iutentiun to lend asisistaQcc, 
and some gentlemen of the county of 
Leitriu., have also subscribed liberally to 
the same cause, ki Belfast au Auxiliary 
Socitty luis been formed, the Marquis of 
Donegall in the chair. A Ladies' Aux- 
iliary Society has also been formed at 
Sli^o, and another at Dublin. To the 
liberality and candour of some of the 
Catholic clergy Mr. S bears houourable 
testimony. But the majority it appearv 
are hostUe, and their hostility becomes 
more formidable aud systematic. 

' In the course of my examination (as 
might have been cxpectcdj 1 ilid not find 
every school exactly in the same good or- 
der ; but there was much to commend on 
the whole. The progress of the children, 
generally, coufinued my opinion of the . 
vahieof our plan, which connects the thas- 
ter's emolument with the pupil's profi- 
cieucy. My feelings, on sitting down in 
the midst of a hundred or more poor chil- 
dren, chiefly of catholic parents, some of 
thcQi almost naked, with interesting and 
iatelii;;ent countenances, rca<ling aud re- 
)>eatin;^ portious of the sacred scriptures, 
were indeed more than 1 can express. 
These are destined by divine Providence 
to be the fathers and mothers of the next 
generation : how important is it then that 
their minds be freed from \\\^ l«,VXftts qI 


RELIOIOUS imtblligenck; 

■upcntltion, and tbat thej be initnictnl 
iD their duty to tbeir parenu aud stigh* 
bours — to fear God and honour the kin^. 
Aud surely the present state of Britain and 
Ireland, in reference to atheiitiral aud de- 
istical attempts to poison the minds of the 
lower orders of society, shoutd decide all 
the friends of religion and social order in 
faTour of a system of eilucation, which 
leads the learners into an acquaintance 
with the sacred volume. 

* The benefit resulting to the parents and 
neighbours from the children carrying 
home their Testaments and Bibles is in- 
calculably great. In this way the Word 
of God has been introduced into thou- 
sands of cabins. The necessity of the 
parents hearing the children repeat their 
tasks, brings them, it may be at first 
nnwilKngly, acquainted with a book, 
against which thev had been prejudiced. 
Their prejudices oy degrees give way; 
and tbat book which thev had never heard 
mentioned, but to be loaded with ana- 
themas, now becomes their delight ; and 
their cabin is soon crowded with neigh- 
bours to hear its wonderful contents. 
How delightful to see the big tear stealing 
down the cheek of the sturdy father, to 
perceive his rugged temper subdued, and 
the Lion changed into a Lanb! Hence 
arises that personal, domesf ic, and social 
improvement, which is obvious in ^thosc 
districts where our schools have been 
established for any considerable time. 

On the extended operations of the So- 
ciety, Mr. S. says, — 

<Thc Committee will observe, that 
while they are encouraged to expect co- 
operation fVom Ireland to a greater ex- 
tent than heretofore, they have entered 
on a new sphere of operations, which will 
require a considerable additional income ; 
they must, therefore, prepare themselves 
for greater exertions iu procuring sub- 
scriptions, donations, and collections in 
London and in the country.' 


' CotHe over and Help us,' 
The need in which the inhabitants of 
the Highlands stand of Christian instruc- 
tion, will be readily admitted by all who 
have tamed their attention to the subject. 
The Bible was not translated, or printed 
in Gaelic, till two centuries after it was 
published in English. The Highlands 
and Islands partook but sparingly of the 
benefits of the Reformation ; anH while, 
daring the unhappy reign s of the royal 
brothers, the lal)ours of the persecuted 
ministers were remarkably useful in the 
remote corners of the Lowlands, to 

which they were obligad to ratire» the 
provinces where the GaeUc tongue was 
vernacular, were, from the circumstance 
of few of the ministers being able to 
speak that language, in a great measure 
deprived of this advantage. Even iu the 
present age, our northern and western 
countiymen labour under extreme disad- 
vantages of a religious and moral nature, 
and are nerishing by thousands for lack 
of knowledge. Several of the pariahea 
are larger than some of^the counties in 
the Lowlands; some' of them about 60 
miles long, by from 16 to 40 miles broad ; 
which extent o! boundaries forms but one 
of the many difficulties in diflEusinr reli- 
rious knowledge through the Highlands; 
Islands, to the number of 6 or 8» are 
clustered into one parish, and some of 
them are about 30 miles distant from the 
residence of the clergyman. In some of 
those islands there is neither resident mi- 
nister, missionarv, catechist, nor school- 
master. The inhabitants live and die, 
not onlv ignorant of the advantages of 
letters, but without even oral instruction. 
Some of the ]>eople hear a sermon but four 
times in the vear, some not so often, 
while individuals, owing to variouscauses, 
do not hear a sermon all their days ; nor 
could apostolic zeal itself enable an indi- 
vidual minister to impart the necessary 
religious instructioa, in such unpmpiti- 
ous circumstances. The case becomes 
more aifecting, when we consider, that 
all the means of religious knowledge 
which are enjoyed in the Highlands, (the 
Gaelic Circulating schools excepted,] are 
stationary. The moral and religious as- 
pect of that couatrv in general, particularly 
the Western Highlands, is lamentable; 
indeed Popery* is iu many places not only 
general, but almost exclusively prevalent. 
Fn)m these facts it may be naturally 
concluded, that the people in general 
must be ignorant. Swearing, smugrliug, 
drinking, strife, revenge, and almost 
every evil work, prevail in many places. 
Even in some whole parishes, an instance 
of family worship can hardly be found. 
Of the Scripturail view of the doctrines, 
the preccpth, aud the ordinances of reli- 
gion, they live and die ignorant. They 
have been so living and dying for ages. 

An ardent lover of his Celtic country- 
men thn)ws out the following sugges- 
tions, respecting practical niethocU of 
doing good to this interesting portion of 
mankind, in the hope, that, bv God's 
blessing, his well meant, though humble, 
labour of love, may not be altogether un- 
availing. Sensible of his very imperfect 
information on many points connected 
with his subject, he proposes his sugges- 
tions in the form of queries. 


Mtglit DoC mittitten la the Higfalaiidi not know of any Individml to whom they 
devote a portion of their time to the ac« may safely consign their gifts, the writer 
tivc superintencienGe of the schools in of this befits leave to mention the follow- 
tbeir parishes, and occailonally during ing individuals, all of whom, he is wdl 
the sommer, on week days, preach in the assured, will gladly lend their aid in such 
remoter parts of them ? Might not mi- a labour of love : the Rev. Dr. Ross, Loch- 
nistcfs and teachers establish small libra- broom ; Messrs. M'Intosh, Tain ; Foi^ea, 
ries, containing such Gaelic books as are Tarbet ; M'Adam, Nigg; M'Donald, 
fittedfor religious instruction, and a col- Urquhart; Stewart, Dingwall; Shaw, 
kctkm also of English boolu for such as Bracadale ; J. Kennedy Ktltemaii ; N* 
are able to read and understand them ? Kennedy, Loggy ; Matbeson, Kilmuir ; 
Might they not engage in an inquiry into Fraser,Oban ; Monro, Bdderton ; M'Millan 
the number of persons in their neigh- aud M*Kay, Arran ; M'Dairmid, Paisley ; 
boartiood who can read— the extent to and Mr. Findlater, missionary, Perth- 
which tticy are furnished with Gaelic shire, and Mr. M'Gilivray, misdonary. 
Scriptures ; and state the result of their Strathfillan. Many other pious ministers 
inqairies to any of the Bible Societies, would doubtless rejoice in being made 
wbu will readily supply them with the ne- the ageots of their brethren's liberality t 
ccaanrouantity of Gaelic Bibles? Might but these are noticed merely because 
not Kbie Societies or Associations be they are more immediately known to the 
more generally established in the High- writer. Might not religious tradesmen 
Uad towns, and even in 8ome of the accompany their packages of goods to the 
more pop«lo«i& parishes ? By their exer- Highlands, with a parcel of tracts for cir- 
tioa#, the state of the country, with re- cuUtion ? Might not commercial travel- 
ipecf to a supply of the Scriptures, would Icrs iu their northern joumies, distribute 
M accurately ascertained, and a cbanuel religious tracts ? Might they not be given 
opcaed for a full and regular com muni- with advantage to the Highlanders who 
cation of the Sacred volume. Might not, visit the Lowlands during harvest, at the 
indeed, ought not religious persuus io the ferries where they pass, or at the towns 
higher ranks of life, who frequently make where they are hired ? And to such of 
excursions into the l^lighlands iur plea- them also, as are employed in driving 
sure, furnish themselves with a supply of cattle to the southern counties ? Persons 
Gaelic tracts, treatif«es, and Bibles, fur residing on any of the great roads to 
distribution, and lay themselves out to England, have, in this way, a very pro- 
obtain correct information respecting the mising opportunity of doing good. From 
means of rehgious and moral improve- experience, the writer can say, such pre- 
ment with which the Highlanders are sents arc generally received with grati- 
furaished.' Might not Christians, who tude. Might not ministers, of every de- 
have no opportunity of visiting the High- nomination, who can speak Gaelic, spend 
lands themselves, send supplies of Bibles a month or six weeks in the summer in 
and religious books, to ministers or preaching in the more neglected parts of 
teachers who they have reason to think the Highlands and Islands ? Might not 
would willingly and judiciously distribute small selections of religious Gelic poems, 
them * ? ' by Buchanan * and Dewar, be printed 

As many persons who may have a wish 
to engage iu this way of doiug good, may 

Brown's Young Christian — Henry on 

" Plcabantness of Religion — Young Cot- 

* Books in Gaelic : Allein's Alarm — tager, and various other tracts. 
Guthrie'sTrial — Boston's Fourfold State — ^ Any of the Scots ministers in London, 
Dror's Golden Chain — Baxter's Call — would doubtless, receive and transmit 
Corbyn's Solemn Call-^Selcct Pa&sages Bibles or tracts for the Highlands. Ed. 
of Scripture — Bunyan's Pilgrim's Pro- * Mr. Dugal Buchanan, long an emi- 
pes6 — Doddridge's Rise and Progress nent teacher under the Society for Pro- 
— Newton's Life — Willison's Sacra- pagating Christian Knowledge, was a 
mental Catechism — Thomson's Cate- native of this place. This man, who was 
rhism on the Lord's Supper — Gray's Ca- possessed of uncommon powers of mind, 
techism on Baptism — Shorter, Proofs and was in his early days entirely careless 
Mother's and Brown's Two Catechisms, about religion, and owed his first serious 
Also the following Gaelic Tracts ; Poor impressions to a conversation with a pious 
Joseph — John Covey — The Blood' of fellow Highlander. 'What is your pro- 
Christ — Profit and Loss — Plain Truth — fession, friend }* said the pious man, < I 
the Fisherman — the Great Question An- have none,' replied Dugald, < I am a 
swered.^-ln English ; Best Match — sheet of white paper.' ' Take care,' re- 
Btookc's Golden Apples — Brown's Jour- torted the good man, * lest the Devil 
nal of a Sabbath Day — Early Piety — write his name on it.' TYi\%\t^ \o «(tv- 



•nd icattcred taMnfr the younp Hi|;h- 
Underiy who are uiually fond of music ? 
Might not a misMOoaiy wciety for the 
purpose of ipretdins the gospel amoog 
the UighUnds be set up, and evaugelicai 
preachers of all deBomiiutiuiis invited to 
employroeat for some mouths iu duoimcr 
and hwvest ?* Might not Sabbath schools 
be more generally established iu the 
north ? Might not the wealthy and en- 
lightened proprietors of many Highland 
estates, make some farther e&ertiou fur 
the religious and moral improvenieut of 
their tenantry ? Might not the overseers 
at the various fisliing stations be em- 
ployed as agents, for dispersing tracts, 
oc. ? Might not the hawkers, who have, 
in so many instances, disseminated the 
poison of infidelity and impurity, be ren- 
dered subservient to the general diffusion 
of Christian truth in the Highlands, by 
•preadiug religious tracts ? 

All the true friends of our common 
Ix>rd are an&io^s * to do good to all as 
they have opportunity;' but many of 
them are sometimes at a loss as to the 
means which they should adopt for this 
purpose.' To such persons the above 
Dints are respectfully submitted, with an 
earnest prayer that they may iudiu^e 
some of the'm to stretch uui the baud of 
Christian benevolence to uur uneiilight- 
eoed countnrnien in the north nod west. 
The Graiupiiu mountains are daily in my 
Tiew, and the situation of the hardy and 
interesting race which dwell Iteyond 
them, seldom, for a day, absent fmm my 
mind : withiu that siony iuclosure, I 
often say to myself, reside thousands 
who never read a page of the book of 
life— who are perishing for lark of know- 
ledge, and who, if s<imething is not <Ionc 
fur their instruction, must live and die 
as ignorant as the inhabitants of Japan 
or Oniua. They are not unly my fellow 
men but my countrymen, to whose unex- 
ampled courage Britaiu has so often been 
indebted in the day of danger, and by 

ous reflection, and Dugald became an 
eminent Christian, and a most useful 
member of society. He published some 
excellent Gaelic poems, ^a new edition of 
which has been printed at Glasgow, and 
a selection from which has been made 
by the Tract Society there, for distri- 
bution among the Highlanders) was of 
incalculable use to the district in which 
he lived. 

• A society of this kind is erected at 
Paisley : it is composed of several mi- 
nisters of different dcoomiuations, with 
many of the most respectable Christians 
in the town ; they employ five or six 

whose hands have been won some of the 
greenest laurels which compose her 
wreath of victory. We have not done, 
we cannot do too much for the heathen 
abroad ; but, oh ! have we nut done too 
little for the heathen at home ? 



In the highcftt point of a field, on the 
farm of Craignarthro*, a mile south from 
Forfar, there was a l>ruid's place of 
worship, consisting of a circle of large 
stones, with one (the largest) in the 
middle. The field was fallowed last year 
and this temple trenched, from which a 
very great quantity of stones were turned 
up. Nothmg particular, however, appear- 
ed except a few bones that went to dust« 
The field this year was sown with barley, 
and this trenched part with the rest; 
now, so far as this space extended, there 
are considerable quantities of oats, of 
various kinds, sprung up among the 
barley, the seeds of which must have re- 
mained there more than 1000 ^feara. 
Without the trenched ground there is not 
a head of oaU to be seen. Orders have 
been given to prcser^'e these oat-plants.— 
Montrose Poper, 


In the year of our Lord 1792, some 
truly generous friends, pityinic the igno- 
rant and wretched litate of North Walrs, 
instituted schools in that Principality. 
Since their establishment, they have been 
rendered eminently useful to many thou- 
sands of souls. Strict inquiry as to their 
success, has been made by persons re- 
sidiu? in different parts of England, and 
the information has been most satisfac- 
tory. As heretofore, to render these in- 
stitutions as beneficial as possible they 
are removed from place to place, under 
the direction of a Committee. But, they 
have deeply to lament, that in the course 
of the two'last years, several liberal sub- 
scribers have been removed by death* 
that the iimtt have made some others, 
who still approve the object, uuahle to 
continue their support, and that though 
the merit of Jicse schools has been re- 
peatedly and powerfully idcaded in the 
annual reports, and by the testimony of 
competent judges, vet*, but very few new 
subscribers come forwanls to this got»d 
work. This has laid the managers under 
the painful necessity of dimhiishiug the 
numbers of Scholars, which will be seen 
by comparing this with the la' * rep<»rt ; 
and of aenying admission to a great many 
deserviug ]>oor children, who have in vain 
sought carefully with teats to enter into 

BEUGious nrrsLUGEMe^ 


thcM instnictioDi^— The following; is an the youngtAi eleveDi ' called at thA 
abarart of the Supeiinteudeut's Report. Lodg;iu<^ Ilou&e for Vagrants in this 

TVacAm* Nmmes and Placet, ^7"» ^S^ «^ °»K»»l'* l"dg:i»lf = the Keeper 

Caniarvon,Bethel, E.lTiomas, 3y scholars f J^ v*'"''"' i'S property) look them 

Ditto, Bettws, E. Thomas. 50 ditto ^ }^% ^ ^S^^^^ ^JP^*^ ^^ , be examined ; 

and, if proper objects, to be relieved. 

The account they ^ve of themselves was 

Merioneth, Brithdir, K. Owen, .'i5 ditto 


Ditto, Te8iiuiojc,E.Thomai, 67 ditto P^T ^'"^^ waiidercrs had resided with 

ioneth. Ganllwvd, R. Owen 24 ditto J*^^**" P?^"^* *" London The typhus 

Ditto, UandriUo, M. EIH., .57 ditto Il'T'r^r*''"'. '" T "^7' <^a«-n«»| "^ • 

Ditto, Pennat, R. Herbert, 54 ditto ^"*? ^*^^^^ ^.^, "^^^^'V '?u''"l^ u'''"" 

i-om«rv- Gla*hwlL ,!ltt.. jo .litm »rpj»a"s, in a wide world, without a home 

Mont^mery, Glasbwll, ditto, 42 ditto 

Total 537 


7> the Editor, 
DrxtL SiB, 

and without frieods ! Immediately after 
the last mournful tribute had been paid 
to tbcir parents' memory, havin<^ an uncle 
in Liverpool — poor and destitute as they 
were, they resolved to go and throw them- 
selves upon bis protection. Tired there- 
fore and faint, they arrived in this town 
on their way. Two bundles contained 
their little all. In the youngest boy*s was 
SnoL'LO die following peculiarly iutc- fouud, neatly covered and carefully pre- 
rrsDi^ and well-authenticated little fact, served, a BiLle, The keeper of thelodg- 
nicct with vour approbation, and appear ing-house, addrossiug the little boy, said, 
tu be calculated for usefulness to your uu- ' you have neither ntuuey nor meat, will 

men>u.s readers ; you will much oblige 
ine anil uiany others in this neighbour- 
b*M»d, by pcnnittiu!; it to be inserted in 
>our excellent publication. Tlie circuni 

you sell me. this Bible ? 1 will give you five 
shilliug*. for it.* ' No!' exclaimed he, 
(the tears rolling down his youthful 
cheeks) * I'll starve fir^t.* He then said. 

M:uice itself oecurred in the town of War- ' There are plenty of books to bc'bought 

rujitou ; was related there, ut a Bible 
Meciiiiic, by a gemleinan of respectability 
anil veriw iiy, uud connected with ihc So'- 
ceiy ; uul has since beeu repeated by 
iiivseli in a neighbouriug toHii, on a simi- 
lar iHva'^ii'U. 

Plrt»ioii> to iny sending y<m this little 
arcttunr, 1 (hoii;rht ii right to apply totlic 
?en:ifui:;n abave-mentioned, forliis per- 
nu^<>i.ui ; anil, incompliance uith his 
wi,he.;, 1 noH send it to you for insertion, 
and aicumpauied, at the same time, with 
the following fresh testimony of it'iuulhen- 
liiity : — * The more inquiry I make, the 
niurc am I ^aii^fied of the truth of the ac- 
count. * The narrative itself has a claim 
U(iou tmr attention, from the j;iiyi/>/4.\ touch- 
iNr, and unatiected strain which it 
breatho**; indeed, if, in this day of o;/c« 
ff^faiiittty Md infidelity y and awful bias- 

besides this : why ilo you love the Bible 
so nmcb ?' He replied, * No book has 
stood my friend so much as my Bdde.' 
* Whv, what has your Bible done for 
vour' said he. He uns\>ered, * when I 
was a little bov, about se^en years of 
age, 1 becanitt a Sunday Scholar, in Lon- 
don ; tbrou{;h tiie kind attention of my 
master, I soon learnt to rt ad ur' Bible : — 
this Bible, y>ung as 1 was, shcv\ed mo 
that I was a liuner, and a great one too ; 
it also pointed me to a Saviour ; and 1 
thank God that 1 have found mercy at 
the hands of Christ, and am not ashamed 
to confess him before the world.' To try 
liini still furtber, six shillings was then 
oifered him for his Bible. * No,' said 
be, ' .fur it lias been my support all tbe 
wav from London: huu'rrv and wearv, 
often ha\e Isat doi«n by tbe way side to 

^•:lN'/, it should be the humble iastru- read my Bible,aiid have found refreshment 

lUiiit, in the hand of God, of making one 
taatortai soul more reverence and /o/r the 
Hiiile ; or of coMfirming" one warcriHp^ in- 
io-id^ai in his attachment to Suiiday- 
Scbools, 'when rig^kilif conducted,} our 
labour ia transcribing and printin;^, will 
be amply ivpaid. 

Tbe Circumstance to which I allude 
t- iiitniduced to our notice in the fol- 
Ijwiu:^ words: * About three weeks ago, 
two little boys, decently clothed — ibe 
eldest mppcwmf about thirtteo, uud 

from' it. Thus did he experience tbe 
consolations of the Psalmist, when he 
said, * In the multitude of the sorrows 
tbal I had in my heart, thy comforts haie 
refreshed my soul.' lie was then asked. 
' What >»ill you do, when you get to Li- 
verpool, should your uncle refuse to take 
you in ? His reply may excite a blush iu 
many established Christians. * Mv Bible. 
telU me,' said he, * When iny father an<l 
my mother forsake me, then the Lord 
will take mc up.' The max« coidd go no 


fofthtr, tears choked his utteraDce, and Oh, < ttU it not in Gath, pMish it not,' 

the¥ hoth wept toother. They had, iu &c. 

their pockets, tickets, as rewards for their It has pleased God, Mr. Editor, to cait 
l^ood conduct, fkt>ni the School to which ;>/.y lot, at well as yours, in a Tery event- 
they helongvd, and thankfulneis and hu- ful era of the Church of Christ \ The 
mihty were visible iu all their deportment, si^s of the times have arretted our at- 
At nicht these two little orphans, bending teotiou in rapid succession ! Within the 
their iLneet by the side of their bed, com- last 30 years, we have seen in a political 
mitted themselves to the care of their point of view, kinffdona wax and wane- 
heavenly Father — to him whose ears are empires rise and fall — provinces overturn- 
ever open to the prayers of the poor des- ed, and priucet hurled from their thrones ! 
titute \ and \o him who has said, < Call In a moral point of view, we have seen 
itpon me in the dav of trouldc : I will dc- arts and sciences increase — manuf act urea 
liver thee, and tnou shalt glorify me.' and commerce flourish, and ^educutimit 
The next moniinp these tefreshcd little likesonicmip^hty torrent, flowing: thruu|^h 
wanderers arose early, addressed thcui* almost evcr>' laue, and mixing^ itself with 
selves to their journey, and set out for the almost even- jieoplc ! And, iu a religious 
town of Liverpool; and, may he who point of view, \ie have seen the church of 
hear« the ravens when thev cr\*, hear and Christ break forth from her seclusion and 
answer their petitions, guide tlif'm through retirement — put on her glorious apparel 
time, and bless them in eternity. — ^ginl herself with strength, and, in the 

Now, Mr. EUlitor, this little simple fact person of the Apocalyptic Angel, fly 

appears to me to addresft itself to the through the midst of heaven, having the 

hearts of thrc«' different classes in society ; everlasting Gospel iu his hand, to preadi 

and 1 must claim your indulgence while I to every nation and kingdom, &c. 

mention, what 1 think it sa^s to each. But,'Mr. Editor, anew sign of tlietimti 

To the rich it seems to say, ' Withhold not in this eventful era, seems ntnc to arreft 

from the poor that Messed book, the Bible, our attention, llie prince of the power 

which is so peculiarly calculated to afford of the air if* attempting to dispute hit 

them comfort and couRolatioii in the tr}*- passage 1 The enemies of the cross of 

Sng hour of affliction and woe !' To the Christ have compassed the camp of the 

poor, it seems to say, ' Learn to count saints about ! and the bold assertors of 

those persons your greatest enemies, who, infidelity and impiety have even entered 

wish in the present day, so maliciously and within the hallowed walls of the holy city ! 

so wickedlif Xo weaken your faith in the But, Sir, shall they /TcfrrfV in their efibrti 

Bible, and in its Divine Author ! And, to to destn>y the faith of God's elect ? shall 

the Members of Bible and Sunday School they prevail in their efforts to make the 

Societies, it seems to say, ' Be not wear^' church of Christ wax cold iu their exer- 

in well doing, for, in due season you Rliall tion«, for the conversion of the heathen 

reap, if you faint not.' world? shall they prevail? No, they 

I have lately learnt, Mr. Editor, with shall not prevail ! the sacred IxHiks of the 
some decree of surprise, that it is sup- Old and Slew Testament say, they shall 
posed there arc not more than fifteen not prevail ! The prayers of the saints 
millions of copies of the sacred Scriptures say, they shall not prevail! and the con- 
extant throughout the world. Conse- tinned stru<r!7les of the followers of the 
queutly, if the world contains, as is sup- Lainh for%ictory, say, they shall not pre- 
poscd, one thousand millions of inhabi- vail ! What then, lihall be the event of 
tauts, then the appalling fact, that there this stnig^le, or roiiteutioii, between light 
are nine hundred and eighty-five millions and darkness ? Why, as the walls of Je- 
of our fellow- treat ores destitute of the rusalem were built in troublous linics, so 
Bible, is forced upon our attention ! nine Zion, the more she is opposeil, the more 
hundred and eighty fire millions of im- shall she fiouri!»h and increase, and break 
mortal souliy perishing for lack of kuow- forth on the right hand and oiv the left; 
ledge ! nine hundred and rifrhty-five mil- and lengthen her cords and strengthen 
lions of dying creatures deprived of ne- her stLkes ; till the whole world itself 
nising those ascred pages, which are able shall bow beneath the sceptre of her con- 
to make them wise unto salvation, through quering and victorious Lord ! A few more 
faith, which is -n Christ Jesus ! Oh, Sir, struggles, then, Mr. Editor, and the con- 
who would think it credible, that the Gos- quest shall be over ! A few more efforts^ 
pel of our LordJesus Christ shoiild have and the battle shall be won; A few more 
oeen in the world for a period of ufiwanis prayers, and he that shall come will come! 
of serenteen hundred ycur^, and -yet, that A few more tears, and the kingdoms of 
nine hundred and eighty- five millions oUYiit this world shall become the kingdoms of 
human race should be still destitute of our Lord, and of his Christ, and- HE shall 
that book, which records the agony and reign forever and ever. 
tdUat]) Of it! divine and gloriotn Author ! J. H, 



P. S. Should it be inquired what be- 
euacof tbeiittUBo]Fi! It is much to be 
laai«iitedy that no farther traca could be 
obtained of them, as the address of the 
uncle was not taken. 



Ft affords ns unqualified pleasure to 
isform our readers, that this Society is 
itated to us to be in prosperous circuin- 
ktances, as it respects the noble end of 
ito institutiouy vii. to promote Religion 

Hie sailors attend niunerously, con- 
it aady, and with the most encouraging 
itteatioa Co the Words of Life ; which 
are preMhed by ministers^ who, in such 
a caase, jf^iTe their labour gratuitously, 
for the benefit of British seamen. The 
prater Meetings on board on the Sab* 
bau winter evenings, when there is no 
preadnng, are well attended, and sea- 
■lefl there exercise gifts which are 
highlf creditable, and manifest that pos- 
M»«ion of the grace of prayer, which has 
tvcited warm gratitude to the Divine 


The Society has published (in promo- 
tion of the end proposed) * the Sea- 
man's Devotional Assistant, intended to 
assist Masters, Mates and Seamen of 
Merchants* Vessels in their worship of 
Almighty God when at Sea. with 
Prayers suited to the various circum- 
stances contingent in a sea-faring life:' 
a publication which has been well re- 
I'eiTcd, becanse much wanted, and which 
the Socic^ issues at prime cost. The 
iniits of the recent aSSectionate atten- 
tions to seamen are appearing in various 
nays. Prayer meetings are multiplyina 
on board private merchant ships. A 
new society (the Bethel-Union) wiiolly 
distinct from the Portof London Society, 
ku been formed by some friends to sea- 
men, for tlie avowed purpose of afford- 
ing facilities to exercise prayer on ship- 
b(uird ; and, finally, to bring them regu- 
larly ander that W ord which is profitable 

for instmction in righteousness. 

The example of social worship in the 
Society's ship in the Thames, has been 
imitJted in a foreign port, where the 
master of a British ship invited his conu- 
tr^-nen whom he had found there, to 
join him in social worship on the Lord's 
Day. This, it is hoped, will prove but 
the begiianing of an extension of bless- 
ings to British seamen in foreign ports ; 
and that, as the British ensign floats in 
ilwnit evenr knovrn part of the world, 
«h« lyectocto of AriliMi fwneo 

ing the Sabbath by public worship, may 
iH^me fiuniliar wherever Englisn ships 
mvv meet in port.* 

The Society has recently -had also 
this spontaneous and gratiiyhig testi- 
mony of a pious Captain of a SArchant 
ship. ' The Floating Chapel is a diann- 
ing thing for seamen. I know some 
who have been brought to a knowledge 
of the truth there, who, had there not 
been such a place of worship, would hi 
all probability have died without that 

The Society has not yet been able to 
get out of debt, though they have grate- 
fully to acknowledge much liberality 
evinced in numerous donations. 

It would be deemed by the Society 
a great and encouraging favour, if conn- 
try ministers who should be inclined to 
favour seamen with a gratuitous service 
on board, would make the same, and the 
expected time, known to the Secretary. 
Mr. William Cooke, 67, Great Prescot- 

To the Editor, 
'Dear Sir, 
< It was not without surprize that the 
i'ommittcc of the Religions Tract So- 
ciety observed in your Magazine for 
December, page 515, the following as- 
sertion : * Tlie Religious Tract Society 
of London, have honoured themselves by 
the munificent donation of one thousand 
POUNDS to the Religious Tract and 
Book Society in Ireland.' An assertion 
that must have proceeded from misin- 
formation, and which has a tendency to 
injure the finances of both institutions, 
particularly those of the Religious Tract 
Society, which <it the present time im- 
periously call for a large augmentation. 
< The fact is, that the Society in Dublin 
having been taken up by persons of the 
first respectability in irelantl, with a 
view to extend its operations, and to 
render it a national blessing; it was 
considered l>y the Committee of the 
Religious Tract Society of the utmost 
importance to afford to it every encou- 

* Some of the Committee have formed 
parties to distribute tracts to sailors 
seen in the streets of the neighbonr- 
liood, and to embrace opportunities to 
induce them to join their brethren in 
public worship ; and many have been thus 
induced to quit the public-houses and 
resorts of worse name ; and some have 
been heard thankful for the Hiange, 
declaring their hope and intention to be 
frequent in attendance at the chapel, 
while they ibonkl reniain in the liver. 



nffcment In their p«wer; and there- 
fore, when applied to, they DKMt cheer- 
fully resolved to hc>11 to tlieiii tmctfi, 
for * the purpose of htuckinic their Ue- 
poMtory in Duhlin, at Sahiri ib<TB prices , 
upon credit, to the extent of One Tltou- 
hand Pound*: in the fullt>At cuuAdence 
that should Kiich a measure, by dela\iufc 
the return of ra&h to their TreuAurer, 
render it neceMtary to apply to tlu* 
public for |>ecuuiar^' aid, tliat appeal 
would not he made in %aiu. 

^ The time in now arrived vihen such 
an appeal lias lieconio ueccssarv*, on ac- 
count not merely of the alxive meusure, 
but more particularly of the vast fu'ld 
which has opened to the Society, tor 
KUiM'rHcding tracts and ballads of an 
immoral tendency, liv a most extecsi\e 
is>ue o^ tracts and )>ro:id hlieet^, throui;li 
the medium of haw kci'> in \ariou.H paits 
of the kingdom, al prices ureal 1\ iu'lovv 
the prime cost; vihich rin-ulatiou h?s of 
late been most rapidly aii|enu-iited by 
the demand for puMicatioUH ha\Iiii: a 
direct tendencv' to forlily the mind of 
the reader against the priuriplcs of 
Deiitm and InAdelitv : and it will doubt- 
less be pratifyiu^ to your readers to 
learn, that of this description alone y and 
in addition to the lusnal and undimi- 
nished circulation of otlier tracts, up- 
wards of HALF A MILLION of COpics, in 
various form:*, have i signed trom the 
l)c|>ositor>' duriuK a pericxl of ten weeks, 
commencing in the month tf Ociober 

* Tlieir exertions to "-ajiply the inereas- 
in;; number of readers throw plu)Ut the 
kingdom, togetlier with elforts to place 
such tracts in e\ery shop in the metro- 
pi)Iis, and its vicinity, whose pro|'.iietor 
would undertake to sell thtm; added to 
the usual grants of the Society botii for 
home and foreign purposes, have ren- 
dered it necessary for the Committee to 
borrow a considerable sum of money, 
and at this time the Society is mure 
than 1500/. in del)t ; besides beinj;; 
under engagements for grants, fur which 
persons aiiroad are authorised to draw 
u|)on the Tn^asurer to the amount of 
nearly 300/. Under these circumstances, 
tlie Conmiittec would respectfully urf;v 
upon tlie religious pul>lic tlie ueite^Mty 
for contributing renewed and liberal aid 
in support of an institution, conte«sedly 
acknowledged as one of the first im- 
portance for the ditfusion of Di\ine 
truth tlu'out^iout the earth. 

* Tlie labours of the Uelii{iouM Tra(*t 
Society, have become so nnu'h more 
extensive than was contemplati-d by its 
founders ; and the blcasiug of Divine 
Prov^ence has been so mauUcsdy ex- 

tended to it in every direct&on,*thAt It 
requires no arKiimeAt to prove it worthy 
of the most liberal support. The Com- 
mittee therefore make their appeal with 
confidence, and they trust it will not 
be made in vain, 

MVc remain. Dear Sir, 
* Vours res|)ectfully, 
* Lkgh Rich mono, 
^ Joseph Hughes. 

• Secretaries.* 
London, Decem1>er6y 1819. 

An active friend of the Tract Sotieiy, 
has su[;ge.->ted a plno, by uhich he con- 
ccires that the utility of these little Mo- 
nitors may be greatly promoted. We 
have not room for the whole of his icCtCTy 
which is very long, but extract the most 
essential parts. 

Conceiving that in many casea the 
Traets distributed are soon laid aside, or 
superseded by the prevailing love of 
uovi-liy, he recommends calling at the 
houses, or cottages of the poor, leavinr 
a Tract, and calliug again the next week 
to exchange it for auother lliis has 
been done with good effect in a country 
town which he mentions, by a few young 
men connected with \\\\i Sunday Schools. 
W'hcu the duties of the School do nut in- 
terlere, the time allotted to the exchange 
of Tracts is before the time of public 
worship, on the Lord's Day morning. 
These persons call at every liou*e, whe- 
ther the occupier be rich or )M>or ; at the 
fi*rmcr, a rt'que>t is made for pormissiun 
to lea\ e u Tract for the use of the ser- 
vants, and this has Icl in some iui^tauce^ 
to a ret]uest that the distributor would 
leave tuo, that one u)i,^ht be used lu the 
parl')ur. The writer then details several 

{>loasing niiccdotes iu u village which 
le %isiied with one of the distributors, 
wherein it appears that very beueticud 
effects were produced. 

In tmc case, a poor boy of about 12, 
was idlv Ivino: in a field, be had onlv 
leanit liis letters, aud though he had 
lived some years iu the family of a rc- 
s|>ectable fanner, as a parish ^apprentice, 
be was totally uninformed about a i'uttire 
state — he di<l not know any thing about 
Jesus Christ, though he had' * beard some 
folks talk about him' — in that he was a 
|)erfect heathen. The boy, however, 
consi*nted to be insti-ucted, and to attend 
a Sunday School. 

We hope this hint may induce some of 
our readers to try what they can do in 
this way, for the dissemination of Reli- 
gious I'racts, and whether the plan of 
exckangCf especially in villages, and by 
means of Sunday School chddreo^ vsay 
Aot be pncticable and tiaefuL 

t 35 ] 




Mttntei %fa LetUrfrmn Mtnrt Gordon 
mmd Dmntm^ daiedFixagapaiamy June 
94, 1819. 

* Wb tluak tbe piofpccts at this mission 
Mi^ttcns. Tliere is eirideiitly an in- 
€4 a aaim deslra to hear. The suhject of 
Ji i cuMiie bacomesy amon|^ the more 
kamad of the natives, more interestinf^. 
TWy ollai converse and even dispute 
amon^ ihemidves. This we learn by 
tka maij almost dailv applications made 
ta OS Ibr ftnther information upon the 
aab^ecti of discussion. The schools also 
{[ive a pleasing prospect of j^ood among 
the voon^ persons who alteod. Within 
the last few months an additional school 
has been opened with favourable pro- 
mise. We have now four native schools, 
and one native English school, which 
comprehend an average of 160 boys, 
aome of whom make great progress. In 
some of the schools there are boys Mrho 
are able to repeat from 100 to 150 verses 
vritbout an error, and who evidently grow 
ID acquaintance with Christianity/ 

MAT, 1819. 

LHUr from the Rev. R. KniU, Missionary, 
•» Atf voyage homey on the account of 
the ttaU of hi* health, 

Indian Ocean, Ship Richmond, 
June 30, 1819. 
* It will be gratifying to yon, my Dear 
Sir, and it wiU gladden the hearts of our 
friends to know, that while yon were ce- 
Idnting the Missionary Anniversary in 
tbe Bietropolis of Britain, we were en- 
gsfedin the same delisbttul work in the 
iddatrous city of Madras. Onr spirits 
Boited with the thousands of the British 
Israel in adoring onr matchless Re- 
deemer. Our muted prayers ascended 
to ^e mercy-seat for the prosperity of 
Ziofi. ' Thy kingdom come. Thy will 
be done, O Lord.' 

* IW mfCeting was pecoliarly interest- 
ing. We felt ourselves surrounded with 
idolaters. The business was conducted 
by those whose life was to be spent in 
tbe mlsaionary came. Our Hums wert 

raised by many who had received eternal 
blessings from the labours of your Insti- 
tution, and who cx>nnt it their highest 
honour to promote the Divine /glory.— 
Yes, sir, some have ascended to heaven, 
and many are travelling thither who will 
praise Ood for ever and ever that yon 
sent the gospel to them. 

< Mr. Traveller, and one of the Chmh 
Missionaries, preached on the occasion. 
Mr. Lynch, Wesl^an Missionary, and 
Mr. Griffiths, Baptist Missionary, assist- 
ed in the devotional services. Several 
solemn and affecting speeches were de- 
livered. I was appointed to address our 
juvenile friends ; but when I arose, and 
beheld the dear people from whom 1 had 
long been separated, and from whom I 
was soon to be separated for ever in this 
world, tlic sight overwhelmed me : and 
I could only weep when I wished to 
speak. It seemed to intimate to me 
that my work was done — my tongue 
silenced — my mission ended. As no 
account has ever been transmitted to you 
of the origin of our auxiliaiT, I will send 
yon the following extract from my Jour- 
nal : — 

' Every heathen city like that whidi 
the Apostle beheld, is wholly given to 
id^tlatry; and, as a natural consequence, 
is wholly given to iniquity. In order to 
remove the former, the latter must bo 
eradicated, and a devoted Missionary 
will leave no stone unturned, no means 
untried, which he is able to perform, and 
which is likely to accomplish an object 
so important. Hence the institution of 
* The Madras Auxiliary Missionary So- 
ciety* — the grand aim of which is to 
assivt tbe funds of the Parent Institution. 
But it has otlen struck me that the 
money thus raised is but a small moiety 
of the good which such Societies pro- 
duce. The talent which it elicits, the 
prayers which it offers, and the ceal 
which it inspires, are of more value than 
tlie gold of Ophir. Yet, still we caimot 
do witliout money. In an African city, 
which Mr. Campbell visited, they knew 
notliing of tlie use of money. In the 
South Sea islands their traffic is carried 
on by barter ; but, in commercial coun- 
tries, it U mouey th%t «v^^ ^\ ^iA^ 


iruBf^f 9, and traniiartfl all bu«incK%. It is* ctpt met beforp at Madras in a Protnitmt 
thin which pay A fori 11 «tnicti(Ui — |uirrhii.<«rii c*hnri'h. lUotherst — Mr. Rhcninn, of 
food — provide.* our c<|inpinoiit — proriireH the Lutheran ehiirrh, commenced the 
n^ a passace, and iiltiniately Mipports lift servire — Mr. Traveller delivered the 
in heathen landK*; and it bi*|chlv psratifieA introdnrtory diflconrae (torn * Latf hands 
tlie Missionarieii and tlioir trieniU at sudt/enltf •!• no man* — ]l|r. Fleming 
Madras, tliat they can coiitrihiittr a little HNked the questions — Mr. Loveless ot- 
to wards <Iet ray in i; the fEreate\|) To t'eretl up the ordination-prayer — Mr. 
what extent the Madras A u\ ill dry may Hands (fnvc the charge from ' Re thou 
arrive i* to us um^rtain : hut its com- taitht'iiliintodeath;'iVc. andMr.Criflliths, 
menrement is worthy to he noticrd. It Haptist, roiu'ludrd. The brother who ad- 
proveA, amonp many other thini;^« of drc-s.sed the people, founded hift remarks 
what great ad van tafte* 7*/ir£iMiH4'e^uYi/ on Joshua, *• Encourage him.' One 
Ma(fmnne^ has been to the interests of way of enrourafcinK him was itointed oot 
nnre and nndefiled reliinon. In I8U in this manner, '' Give him a book wiik 
Mr. Loveless received some copies of this yottr name on if, cjr/irtssife ofyowr affe^ 
useful publication, which he soon circu- tionute goo'( uijihea. Although this may 
lated among his bearers, two of wiMim, appear tritiinir to a stranger, I think pro- 
wben perusing the interesting conlents, per to mention it, as the speaker hu 
were peculiarly struck at the sum ot>en had his own heart comforted by 
which had been raised in ono year hv looking into a book, and seeing the name 
' a Pennif a-ffeek Snciety.' IMea.sed witli of a dear friend, who constantly prayed 
the simplicity of the plan, they proposed for him. It is a thing which cannot be 
to each otlier to make a similar attempt ; tno warmly recommended In behaif of 
this was made known to a third, who young MiA>ionaries when they are abont 
sealously entered into their vie wi. They to leave their friends hehind.' It may 
communicated tlieir wishes to Mr. Ijove- prove of un.<ipeakahln advantage to them 
less, who considered it a suitiible oppor- when in some solitary station withoat one 
tiinity to commence such a work, and Christian friend to speak to, and I trust 
did all in his power to forward it. At tliat the hint will not he lost on any 
first they did not anticipate ereat thinifs ; Christian who may read these lines. The 
but ex|wrieuce has proved that they can value of the lNH)k is nothing when com* 
now raise one hundreii poundt a-^ear, — pared with the name it bears. 
Hallelujah !' * The day after the Ordination I bad 
^^^^^^^ tl><* felicity to know, that Mr. Taylor 

had received the works of Flavel, Howe, 

Ordination of the lUv, Joseph Taifior, and Charnock, and a great number of 

AJitiionmrjf to the Canarese, other excellent Iwoks. Many more were 

* Rlbssed is the man who, like Knoeh, about to be presented to him. May he 

is a 'preacher of righteousness' to others, have an iiiterest in the prayers of mol- 

and an ' heir of righteousness' himself, titmles who have never seen him, and 

Some of this happy eJiaracter there have who >\ill not sec him until they nieet be- 

becn in every age. In the pre>eut day fore the throne above, where Mission- 

they are greatly increasing, and that aries and iheir friends will njoicc for 

some are springing up on the burning ever, that they werecount(Kl worthy to 

shores of India, is matter of unspiMkablc do any tiling towards the >prcad ot the 

jo^. On Wednesday, June U, 1810, I everlasting gospel.* 
witnessed at Madras one of those solem- 
nities which are often seen in Britain, 

but which arc peculiarly rare in heathen ^y'^^^f^ the Foundation Stone oftkg Per- 

lands ; it was the onlination of our young »ewaukum jVinuonary Chapel. 

brother, Taylor, with whose name and * Anoi^ 1800 years ago, it was said that 

character yon have long l>ecn familiar, the heathen ha<ll become ' vain in their 

though as to the latter, one half has not imaginations, and their foolish heart was 

l>een told you. He witnessed a good darkened. Professing themselves to be 

confession oeforc many witnesses. He wise, they liccome fools.' The veracity 

was the first fruits of Mr. Hands Vlal>ours of this statement none will doubt ; but 

in India. He has been for the last seven we anxiously enquire, are they not grown 

years engaged in the Mission at Heilary, better? During this Lipse of ages great 

and I doubt not but your souls rejoice revolutions have taken place. Every 

at thus seeing Jehovah smile u|>on your science is better understood, and has 

labours of love. received improyements — and has not 

' It was a truly solenm meeting. More heathenism improved also ? Alas ! it has 

ptoplo were iMembled than perhap* not. Heathenliiii is heathenism ttilL 


Her TotMrlet are eren to this Tery hour church or chapel laid, though they are 
enveloped id thick darkness which may favoured with the ii^ospcl all their days, 
be felt. - Othern who went before them laboured^ 
* Near the walls of Fort St. George and they have entered into their labouri. 
stands a dimiDuti ve filthy looking temple. In this particular, I think myself favour- 
hiffaJy celebrated among females who arc ed above many of my dear brethren, 
solicitous to have a family. ' Tlic In tlie spring of 1818, I witnessed th» 
ftther of lies' has circulated a report, beginning of the Scotch Kirk at Madras, 
that the gr0d of thi% temple is displeased, A stately and elegant edifico-^compot- 
aad most be propitiated. Hence the ed to cost 33,000 pagodas, or thirteeD 
traveller, when pa^^ing by, may see thoutiand two hundred pounds. At the 
scores of little cradles hanging on the tree close of the same year, I visited a num* 
which overshadows the sarred place, if, ber of people lielonging to the Travail* 
peradvcDture, by this means an offspring core Mission. Their residence is near 
may be obtained. How monstrously the mountains, on a beautiful plain 
abunl I But is there any absurdity that called Titto-villy, or Paradise, from 
the homaii mind will not embrace? Is whidi I hope multitudes will be traas- 
there any absurdity that is not to be planted to Uie Paradise above. A 
fonod among the descendants of UrahmaP white man had never been seen thef# 
No! There art hundreds of towns in India before. I proposed to tliis people, in 
mitkm the Mfhere of British influence ^ behalf of my dear Brother Mead, to 
mnk in ignorance and demaratizaiiQn send them an instructor, if they woold 
Bcvecly If be credited. prepare a place for the worship of Ood. 
* 3f adi has been written by the present I'be^- acquiesced, and on the evaning of 
feoeratmi relative to the depravity of tlic same day we began the building, 
the heathen, with a view to call forth *^^^'^^ to a missionary is a most important 
the commiseration of Christians towards ^^^ interesting occurrence. 
their lienighted fellow-men: yet I be- * On Ne^v-year's day, 1819, 1 had tha 
lieve the purest description of their im- unspeakable pleasure to lay tlie founda- 
purity, and the wisest description of tion ^tone of the large church which 
their Volhr, is found in words which the Mr. Mead is buildiug at Nagracoil. 
Hohr Ghost teacheth. Komans, first Much time urevious to tliis had been 
chapter, and the last twelve versos. — I employed in making the necessary 
have assembled heathens and Christians arraiiucnients. As soon as the stone 
together in Travancore, and caused tliohe was laid, 1 kneeled down in the presence 
words to bo read in their ears, and they of the people, and entreated the Lord 
have unanimously confessed, that ail to preserve tlie workmen from evil — to 
those abominations were practised among raise the building under the auspices of 
them. How hard must be that heart Heaven, and cause the top-stone to 
which can read the Apostle's description be brought fortli with shouting grace! 
and not tremble ! O my Go<l have mercy grace ! unto it. There was no European 
en the work of thy hands. My heart present at Nagracoil or Titte-villy, ex- 
bleeds at their horrid iniquities. How cept myself. The church is to be built 
awM their state! O Christianit>', thou of rock-stone, 120 feet long, and 70 feel 
offspring of heaven, stretch out thy broad. Her highness, the Rannee, gava 
potent arm to help. Thou pure and holy the land, timl>er, and stones, for the 
religion erect thy temples. Cause thy buildinc. Many other royal favours tha 
heralds to proclaim salvation. Diffuse Mi>sion has received, 
thy influence through all the kindreds of ' It hcis been intimated that proposals 
the earth .... and is it not cheering to the were made in 1817 for building a diapel 
•ervanta of the Lord that Christianity is at Vepery for the better accommoda* 
nvctini;: her temples in the midst of' the tion of the congregation that assembles 
Heathen, and that every year the num- in Mr. Ijoveless's school-room. Thanks 
ber 1% increasing. be to Ood it is now begun. Before I 
'Oar Mission in Travancore can rejoice letl India I saw its commencement. ■ My 
in its tei^en churches — as many as the dear brethren, out o( respect to me, r*- 
Angel of the Apocalypse reproved, ex- quested that I would lay the foundation- 
horttd, and comforted in his Epistles, stone with my own hands. This I co*- 
lo these sacred places. Divine Service is sider another proof of their affection. 
perlbnned every Sabbath-day, and on In order to convey to future generationa 
every other day is offered up 'the mom- sometliingofthe proceedings of this day, 
lag and evening tacrifice. Many who a few lines were written on parchment, 
love oar Lord Jesui Christ in sin- and sealed np in a flint glass beCtA^ 
Mntgr» MTW Mt thn ibwdatiM of a which I dqioHtedin thn tendatiMU 

D t . ' 


* Hietmrriptfoii wm u follows : — heritanrc, — make me nfiefbl, and be my 
' On Saturday, the 12th of June, portion and eternal great reward. — 

1819. the Rev. Richard Knili, ot* the Amen. Amen. Amen. 

London Missionary Society, laid the ' I remain, 

Poimdation Stone of tfiis place of Wor- ' Rev. and dear Sir, 

ihip^called * The Pirsnpiwkum Mi^titm' * Yonr aiTcctionato Son in the Gospel, 

mrf Ckamei:* and, in company with se- * RiciiAnD Knill.' 

▼ml Blissionaries, of different denomi- jsjssrsirsrxr 

Bationa, dedicated it by solemn praver 

to the worship of the Father, and of the Ertrart of a Ufterfnm the Rev, C«ni#- 

8oBy and ofthe Holy Ghost. '"« Traveiier, dated Madras, Mag 

* W. C. LoTeless— C. T. Rhenios— 1-. 1<*1J*- 

T. OrHfitlit— John Handi — D. Schmid — « My heart overflows with patitude to 

R. Fleming---C. Trayeller— J. Taylor — God for the success he apPJ*« *« .^ 

Ridiard Rnill. ci^iiiff to uur eudeavouri(. This mia^n 

* The chapel is to be exactly theiaroe bears a mo!»t interesting and favourable 
dimenaions as the Misnionar^' diapel in aspect ; and when } ou read the p&rticu- 
Blaek Town, and the money tor building lars, I am sure you will 1>ow before the 
to be raisea in the same wav, t. e. by Father of Mercies, arknonledging that be 
▼olnntary snbscriptioos : and, from the has performed g-reat things for lu, tf 
characteristic bencTolence ofthe ysentle- trAiVA ve have all reason to he gtad.-^ 
men of Madras, and from what we hava Believe me, my dear sir, 1 ne\'er feh to- 
nlrcAdy experienced, we hare no doubt ward the Heathen as I now feel ; for, 
bat Ihc money will soon be realized, while on the one hand, beholding their 
B«?eralhiuidred pagodas were subscribed wretched couduion I am filled with grief 
ere I left A Tery dear friend of mine, and compassion, on the other, in witnea- 
who was desirous to see my name among Biog what God is accomplishing 1 am over- 
the names of subscribers, gave mo ten whelmed with joy and gratitude. O it is 
pounds, whieh was appropriated to that ^ »"ost atfcctinjc sight to sec tens of thou- 
pnrpote. sauds of our fellow-creatures wandering 

« ft rarely occurs that the same minister fr«m ^'^d under the galling yoke of SaUn, 

and people build two chapeU, unl«\« a and wholly given up to idolatry. An ex- 

sekUm baa taken place, but here it was pression cimveyed m my mstruclions ex- 

ike ^eet of l9ve. The people are in- actly descriU'* the myriads I am sur- 

creaied. The Missionaries are en- rimndod with, * they are mad with their 

cooraged, and tha language of Iwth is, i.'*^''*- ^^"f •" '^»* n^"*'*^ «/ noise and con- 

• F^dUrge the place of thv tent— stretch ^"^'*»"» ^^* ^»»^*^ f J'^^^rv" ^^"^ . ' *°** 

forth the curtain of thy habitation.* souietimes crowded with attentive wor- 

« On the CTening of Uie day on which »»;'!Tf t>. Our church is like a tree plant- 

tiie foandaUon was kid, I took a long ^^ '»/ ^^^ ";»^" "*^ ^•'*^<^»' ? additions are 

fareweU of chapels, schools, church, con- '»/'**' ^"^ '^ "*"**''^ *'''*'''?' ™?"'*' * ^ "u "'1^' 

B-egatioDs, and Missionaries. The build- of Joung men are coming forward, having 

hsreai^ being, Madras will have, and happiiuM »c enjoy in point of reliBiou. 

deierT<^ haVe, a large share xn mv !"'^"'«»C"l. ''"'I tl" gr^ft .atcrest which 

b£ut^ T th.'"pV ^d'l^t e ^Srcgatipn in Britain is more happv. or 

■tuwmiMM in ui» upper ana ueiier niorc flourishing, than ours is at Madras. 

4 lal -i™ i»^*v«. ^ J -• » o 'Oisx Could the friends of missions but see the 

JJSfl^!^'^uZ^^ Jitter Gnffitlis, ^^^ ^^^ ^, ^^^^ j^l^„„ ^d „ as 

i^!S^5Sifl!^I.T^!i'''**1 "^l? ™'' it regards this part ofthe Lord's vineyard, 

!^.?^i?**-^",^-* ^^^ brethren, ^^ ^^^„y afford them a high gratification, 

•odmaMF of the people, M^mpamcd us ^^ j abundantly compensate them for all 

!i*?***S^ u***™ of them came off ^^^ ^^^e dene in Sding this glorious 

^/V* ^ ?*•'"?; . „ , . ^ work. The sun of righteousness is arising 

Ji T^.15.*^^**? ^T*^\.""^ '^•^ ^'l** wpon us in his meridian glory, and I think 

^i^}^^^. ^ •'^JL "**? P**^' .*• that God has much people here, and from 

?*^ ™» mortal eyes. O my heavenly i^ence he designs to bring many sons to 

Father, to thy Drotecting care and bh^ss- -jory ' through sanctification of the spiri^ 

i^^i.!*^?** "y*?.*^- Pardon my ini- Ld belief ^tbe truth.' 

^utiMpteal my dii c MM ^ atrcngtbcp • The Heathen nw enquiring, becoming 

y iw y IWW tWy m i ti a%^M iiyi>h MooQ9| aiKl pome tie ooiiv«M4i om It 


wilted In Churcb-mcmbenbip whh as, School, where the number h about tUtf . 

aud contiouen steadfast notwithstaodiiijf Their pro^^ress in neeiUe-work, and learn- 

the fierce persecution ue has had to cxpe- iu^ to read, is eiceediugljr encouraginf^* 

rience. I hope, ere lonf^, he will become Our Sunday School increases, and many 

n herald of salvation, and thnnif^h him the of the boys are remarkably apt in com- 

Word of Ldfe ghali be sounded forth in all niittine^ to memory several chapters in tba 

Ui^repons round about. TheBrcthren have sacred Scriptureiy which, I trust, will 

placed him under my care for instruction, make them wise unto salvation. We 

and he is now studying books on divinity, abound in youug; men who have beconia 

writing English exercises, translating ca- devoted teachers, and who have formad 

tecbisms into the Tamul lang^uage, and 1 thcmseKcs iuto a body under the ma* 

have ^ven him yoursermous to trans- no^emcnt of a Supcnntendant, whose 

late, snme of which be has preached to prompt attention and care of the acbool 

native Christians, and Heathen, iu their gives him every right to mir UOfieifQCd 

own tongue. I thought it prudent that he gratitude/ 
should do this at first, it being a means of 
storing his mind with Divine truth, 'and 

will afio teach him the method obser\'cd CALCUTTA. 

in the composition of sermons. I trust _,__ ^ _ . / u^ ^ t 

God will keep him faithful; bis conduct, -Extract of a Letter /rom tkemuiemghm 

since under my care, has been consistent ; there, yiprii 1, 1819. 

hia disposition humble, and his concern 'Honorrd Fathers and Brrthren, 

for his countrymen such as atftirds satisfac- * The dth of February last is a day to ba 

tory proof of his conversion to God, and had by us all in long remembrance. Tbentt 

his desire to honour Christ. Pray for was that the Brethren Trawin and Hamp- 

him, I beseech you, that he may con- sou,and their partners, arrived at the placa 

tinue an ornament to the cause of our of their destination, and bad to praisa 

blessed Redeemer. Since my arrival at the God of the whole earth for their pra- 

Madras, I have ha<l two public disputa- servation by sea and land. Then it was 

tion^ with Brahmins, who actually re- that the hearts of the Brethren Keith and 

quested an investigation into the Chris- Townley, and their partners, were filled 

tian religion, when 1 undertook to prove with gratitude to God and thankfulness 

the infinite superiority of the Christian to you, that their prayers and requests 

scheme of salvation* to any other, and the had been hrnrkcned to and answersd. 

absurdity of idol worship, even upon ra- But your time and also ours is too valu- 

titinal principles, and the guilt attached to able to be expended in noticing at great 

all who adhere to it. My house, un the length the >tirioiu feelings of our minds 

first evening, was uuinerously attended on the event; let it suffice to say, that wa 

w ith both Brahmins and others of different trust they are but the precursors of many 

caitet, besides a nuuiber of the descend- more destined for this wide, and wiib 

ants of Europeans. On the second, it was comparatively small exceptions, unoccu- 

crowded to excels, and my vtrandas, pied field of labour ; and to add as a pra- 

both back and front, ^ ere occupied by face to the business of this letter, that 

the natives. After making a number of instead of each of us writing separately^ 

enquiries with a view to ascertain the na- we have deemed it most eligible^ on taa 

tural and moral tendency of their religion, ground of sa\ing time, postage, and iit#- 

and then to institute a comparison be- less repetitions, to write eonjointly. 
tween it aud the Christian, we were de- 

tained. The question I proposed appeared 8'^\«^'' alxilury missiokart SOCIBTT. 

too intricate f^r the Brahmin's solution ; * Our First Report, read at a General 

and being unable to give sati«factioo, on Meeting of the friends and Subscribars, 

beiog pressed repeatedly to do so, he was on fith .lanuar>' last, has been printed hy 

Kvercly animadverted upon by the nunie- order of the Meeting. Copies of it have 

TOQs friends he had called together, and has been forwarded to you by different oppor- 

since been the object of sport and derision tunities, and as this Report contains tba 

br the greater part of his countrymen principal part of what we have, up to tha 

alio were present eu the occasion. present time, to communicate, we btf lo 

' Our schools are all in a flourishing refer you to it. 

state, we have ten Tamul and three '\Vc wuuld however briefly remark,that 

English, besides our Free School in Black we consider it matter of tbankfulnass. 

Town ; not less than six or seven hundred that in the first year of the Society's ex* 

boj-s, besides females, are instntcted in istence its funds have amoimted {to so 

the principles of religion, and initiated much as about i:3o0. That the number 

into various branches of useful knowledge, of Tracts in the Native Language it has 

Mrs. Tra^-eHer, in connexion with Mrs- circulated amounts to about lf>,000, aad 

L^vdfu, vxfi^VtSDAi, Uk» Ftmale. Free the DuisdKff '^ lm» p(iBtc4 V»^^A^ 



* Tom win alao obterr^ that there are 23 ProvideAce led us to it U iomcwhat r*- 
NoHvt Smk9enk§rt. None of these are markable, and a brief oiitUne may ]pcr- 
Chruiiaoa, Dor erea caixlidates fur haps intereU tou. It was ai followi :— 
Chriatiaii Baptism. This make the cir- A youn^ Hindoo, of the oanie of Dhor- 
cnmstance or their subscribing somewhat mochuud, rcaident at Chinsurah, some 
remarkable. European influence may be vears back, had much Pjsins taken with 
presumed to have bean the principai cause dim by Mr. Forsyth. The young man, 
of their contributing ; it is at the same a few months &ince, took a house to lire 
tune rratiiying that influence of any iu at Chitlah, a village about a quarter of 
kind should lead them to co-operate iu a mile t(t the west of Kalee Ghaul ; and 
the oestruction of their own superstition afterwards called ou K. and T m Cal- 
And the ditfttsien of Divine truth. One cutta, requesting them to establish a 
anecdote we cannot but relate rvKpectiiig School at Chiilah. They went every 
the manner in which a Hindoo expressed Tuesday moniiug, aboui six successive 
himself at the time of giving hiR name weeks, and each time explained the 
as a Subscriber. A Member of our Church Gospel to such parents and children as 
who speaks the Bengalee Language flu- attended at lihorm or bund's house. In the 
cntly, and is greatly anxious for the ad- meantime, the School- house viras built, 
▼ancemeut of the good cause, sut^gested ftod the numbers of the children au^- 
to some of the Hindoo clerks m the mcntetl, and this, notwithstanding fui 
saqie^ public-office with himself, the addiiiou to their siuging, reading tM 
propriety of lubscribiug somethiug to- Gospels, praying, preaching, and giving 
wards defr^iug the expense of publishing away tracts) the exertions of an inte- 
the Tracts of which tbcv had obtained rested Hindoo Schoolmaster in the neigh- 
copies gratis. Three Hindoos present bouih(>od, who wi-nt about the village 
Immediately subscribed. Our Church wan^'ug the inhabitants that the olject 
Member then said lo the one in qucntion, was t.> make all their children Christians. 
* 0)me, shall I put you down two annas We endeavoured, in preaching, to show 
[i.e. four pence] a month?' — * No,' said the rt-al motive l)y^»hich we were actuated, 
he, ' Why should I be put dowu but and that wc sought nothing but the wel- 
two annas T Do you think I don't love fare of their children. The School-room 
God ? It is a gooQ work, put nic dowu has hcoii finished, and about 30 or 40 
four comas a mouth.' attend daily, which we deem a consider- 
able, number, coasidering the undisguised 
TALLY GtJNGE. and prominent manner in which Chris- 
__ . . I * tianiiy has been Introduced. The result 
me principal new feature in our Mis- of this cxperinieut was our enlarging our 
wonary proceedings since the .late of the ^^ws, till wc at last determined upon the 
Report has been our occupation .>f this pi;„i ^e are now acting upon. In learch- 
fltauon. K^ee Ghaut, of which you have [^.jr for a suitable piece of ground on 

D. ^ ^^^ ** u !t** °^ ^""^^^ ^**' ^^'^-l^ t.) build a Bungalow, affording 

or Black Mother, the Diana of the Hin- guflicicnt protection fro ii heal and rain, 

^oos in this district, is situated about to stav in day and nig/it, we met with 

three miles from the southern boundary- of various obstructions, till a kind Provi- 

Calcntta. Tally Gunge is about one mile jj^ut-c led us to the place in question, 

to the south of Kalee Ghaut, and in the ^here we have obtained a substantial 

neighbourhood, not merely of the multi- brick house, lent us by the proprieti>r 

tudes resorting for religious puqioscs to (Mr. Burrow, a gentleman residing in 

Kalee Ghaut, but of a girat resident po- Calcutta) for three years, rent free. The 

pulation. Going forth three miles from house needed some repairs, this and other 

Tally Gunge, ">»«> directions, probably uccessar>' <xtra expenses attending the 

not fewer than 100^00 souls, all ipioranl station, the Committee of the Bengal 

of themselves, of God, and of the way Auxiliary Missionary Society have under- 

of salvation, would be found. Our pre- ^aken to defray, 
sent plan is, that the Brethren Keith and 

Townley reside at this station alternate BOWbaii. 

weeks; intendingthat the other Brethren ' This station we have re-occupied in 

rasidingin Calcutta shall take their turn as consequence of the great addition to our 

soon as their progress iu the language strength in the arrival of the Brethren 

will enable them to understand, and be Trawin and Hampson. , 
understood, by the natives. It would be 

premature to attempt to say what >\ ill be chimsurah. 

the result of the plan ; but our minds are 'Brother Townley was there for several 

wuch encouraged by the wide and easy davs during the past month, and has 

opening it affords for sowmgthe seed of the great pleasure in reporting that, in addi- 

kmgdom. And indtad tht mij in which tion to atendiiif to tba IHtky Schools, 



a printin^.presiy and duties coDoected 
with the European »ettlers» the Brethren 
PevAon and llarlc devote the cool of the 
mominf^ and cvcuiug to preachiu;; in the 
fiengmlce Uncage to inc natives, aud 
distributing Tracts among the in. 

' All our families are, by the blessing 
of God, in the eojoyment of tolerable 

* Your faithful servants, 
' for Christ's sake, 


* J. Keith, 

* S. Trawin.' 

Sxirmci 0/ a Letter from Mr, J, D. 
Remrtem^ daied Chinsurahy j4jnHi 1, 

*1 iiiALL give you first the foUowiug 
c&iiict from a letter received from the 

Secretary of the Calcutta School So- 

cieiT >— 

'/ hope you nxW increase your forces 
boch in Chiusurah and here, never 
ceasing to represent to your Society at 
home, what a boundless field for exertion 
tfacr« is here — 1 hope soon to have a new 
•npply of Reports, and can then furnish 
you largely for \he Society, to whom 
when you wrtc you will express our 
lease of their kindn('<;s for their gifts in 
monev and book.</ 

* Since the date of my last, far more has 
transpired than 1 shall be able to crowd 
into a sheet of paper, much that 1 do n«)t 
recollect, and which it would also be 
necdlets to repeat, us no doubt you 
hate heard particulars from our Brethreu 
in Calcutta and throug^h other channels. 1 
confine myself chiefly to what passes in 
my own sphere, though, to speak properly, 
the sphere of each of us is the world. I 
ne«d not recur to the sad tidings con- 
veyed in my last, (the death of Mr. May.) 
I was then left alone. However inetlicHMit, 
we cannot but be •grateful to the kind 
piuvideoci* of Goi> in havinj;^ previou'^ly 
rcudcrred me in any dcjjrec ca])ahU' of the 
charge that foil u^oii me. 1 feel, it is 
true, the effects of the climate, in re- 
ducing my frame andstrcn;;th,yet, blessed 
be Gou, till.this day, 1 enjoy the best 
health, aud have been enabled un- 
ccaoiugly to employ what little strength 
of iniud 01 body 1 possess to the (ilory 
uf his Name ; alas, most imperfectly ! 

* i send endowed Extracts from inv 
School Report to Govenimeut, by w hich 
joii will be acquaint e<l with the leadin<; 
particular* — You will nUo learn from the 
Report of the * School' and *School-lJook 
Society,' the inirea'sin«; interest which 
the cause of Education is gainini; in this 
part of India, indeed our hearts cauuoC 

but exult at the prospect opening* to our 
view. O that' each may be round faithful 
iu fulfilling the little part that God has 
assi<^ned him! I am happy to say, I 
continue to receive every token of 
affectionate regard from the Governor and 
inhabitants of this place. 

*I preach in English twice cm the 
Sabbath'; prayer meeting on Friday 
Evening ^ daily family worship with the 
servants, iu the native languagie. We 
have twelve or fourteen places, within 
and without the town, take our Testa- 
ment, and, reading awhile, ntunbers are 
collected, each says what he can, 
concludes with prayer, and distributes 
Tracts. Of course our speech as yet is 
wretchedly imperfect, yet it is pleasing 
and encouraging to find that much is 
understood O what an employment! 
who would not run fh>m one eno of the 
world to the other to have a share in it! 
Who, who is sufficient to discharge it 
aright ! May the Lord help me who am 
but a child. Jesus and his word alone 
can enable us — God has chosen the weak 
things of this world — is a heart-cheering 
word ! Many things, and words, appa- 
rently strong, are in the way — what of 
that f Such texts as — * Can any pood 
thing come out of Nazareth?' *Thou 
v"«st altogether born in sins, and dost 
t. ou teach us?' — Unhappily at present 
c-rry great weight with the opposite side. 
*'-ere I enquired of, I should say, who- 
*■ er come to this country, in whatever 
capacity, let them be men of ability. And 
let them learn, if possible, a lesson or 
two in England, and as much of the 
languages as they can during the voyage ; 
it saves much time. 1 add no more, 
only that craving an interest in your 

Mr. Hands, who has translated the 
New Testament into the Canara, or 
CanarcHc language, is now at Madras, 
cn;!ai;ed in sn(H.Tiutending the printing 
of it. He has Kent to the Directors, tlie 
first pa'^es ot' the work. A learned 
native and a ^ond Canara English 
.scholar has given his testimony to the 
fidelity of the translation. Mr. H. in a 
letter to the Directors, says, 'Blessed 
be (Jod lor cnabliivK us to overcome the 
ditl'iculties of tlie lan^uaj^e, and to pro- 
ceed thus far in the translation of his 
Holy AVord.' O that it may be tlie means 
of communicating Divine light, life and 
sulvation to thousands of precious souls! 
Should I live to see the whole of the 
Sncicd ScrijiUirfs completed, I think I 
j«liall be ready to say, * Lord, now lettest 
thou thy servant dlepartin peace.* 


Tlitist are going on well tt Madrai, In the Tarioiii negerfoe, or Tillaget, 

end at Dellarj oar prospects are (more than 40) which he visited, he was 

brightening. in general veiY gladly received, both by 

Of the ordination of our J[)rother the chiefs and people, some of whom 
^aylorfromBellary — thecommencemcni haa snffercd considerably in the late 
of a new Missionary Chapel at Madras, rebellion, doring which several of their 
and many other interesting particulars, churches had been burnt down. Many 
•ur dear brother Knill will inform you. of tlie poor people who have long been 
"We tmst his return to England, for a unhappily destitute of the gospel re- 
time, will rastore his shattered con- joiced greatly to hear it preacned by 
•titution, and prove a blessing to tlie Mr Kam, who also administered the 
canst at home and abroad. We send him tlR Lord*» Supper to the members of the 
home as a recruiting seiji^ant, and hope churches, anu baptized their children, 
that the information he will be able to Mr. Kain (who with other gentlemen) 
give, will so move the British churches has l>cen appointed Superintendent of 
on behalf of India, as to call forth a the Schools, (an office formerly held 
host of missionaries to our help, in by Mr Carey,) had an opportunity of 
these extensive, populous and lienigbted promoting the welfare of these important 
regions. O sena out more missionaries seminaries. Mr. K. has under hit cmre 
to India ! No part of the world pre- several young men, who receive a 
aants so important and interesting a suitable education for schoolmasters; 
field for missions as India ; and I ti*u8t the one of these is already settled at ActooSi 
time is near at hand when the Spirit and another in Amboyna ; ^ve morCy 
shall be poured out upon us, and when who remain at his house for further im- 
tbeir dead souls shall hear the voice of provement, will, he hopes, become nsefiil 
the son of God and live. The way for instruments in the hand ot God to convey 
the gospel is, I think, rapidly preparing ; religious knowledge to their poor ig- 
light is spreading, prejudices dccliuinf;; norant countrymen. In the course of 
and the laaven of tlie p!os|>el, where it his journey he looked out for suitable 
is known, appears to l>e silently workinc; ; young men to be thus engaged, 
and I hope British Christians will be ' Having received a handsome addition 
excited to pray with greater fervour and to his salary from the Dutch Government 
faith for India. at Batavia) Mr K. is enalded to proceed 
#<rj j.> .rjjjjjj^ '" *"* generous plans for the pubhc eood. 

He is now enal)led to finish the building 

SERINGAPATAM. of his chapel foi the slaves, &c. and 

Thb little society at this place, ho|)ed it would be completed in abont 

commmenced by two young men who two months after he wrote, 

wera educated m Mr Lovele»s*s school Mr. Kam had received the printing- 

at Madras, continues to prosi>cr, and press sent to him by Uiis Society, and was 

afptcially the school which they have looking out for a suitable person to super- 

•stablUhed. *We have,' ga\s one of intend his printing-office. He had received 

them, in a letter to Mr Loveless, <a with great jov, the news of the arrival 

Lydia among us,* a female with a pretty .t Batavia of 12 chests of Malay New 

large family, who has so far succeeded Testaments, printcil by the British and 

in learning the Tainul, as to be al)le to Foreign Bible Society, and which he 

raad the seripturea in that lauguaice hoped toon to receive at Amboyna. 
to a fHr of her own sex, with apparent 


They earnestly desire Mr Loveless to AFRICA, 

send them BooIls, Tracts, Report*, &c. •...,., ^t - • 

which wiU be fiimished by the Society. ^ '/ »* **?^**w° ^ a^ Newspapers of the 

*^ "^ Colony, that Mr. Anderson, the mission- 

^^^^^^^^ ary at Griqua-Town, had, by the Gover- 

AMBOYNA. Ivor's desire, agreed nith the native tribes 

A LriTER from the Rev. Mr Kam, in hU neighWhood to estaWish a (air 

dated Nov. 20, 1818, was received 7th ''^ J^ook/ounUtn; and that Weanesday, 

Dec. 1819. 

.u^L ^"" "*". ""'a^^^ '1^''?' T^ ""^ «nd form abont a third part of that 6eld 

the Molucca islands, particularly Hau- ^f ,3,,^„^ ^^ich is planted in the 

rauca, Sapaurua, Nusalout and Ceram.* Molucca (or Spice) Islands. The number 

of communicants amounts to about 

* The number of inhabitants in these 2,800, and the cfaildien in the Schools. 

Itltndi ai«aiuit to mum thin l^fiQff, to 2,090. 



Aagttii4, bad been fixed on by mutual 
consent for that purpose. We nope that 
this meainie may promote the valuable 
object of civilization. 

Ws mentioned in our Magazine for 
Awyst last, the devastations made^by the 
Camca on the Missiooary Settlement be- 
lon|rin|^to the London Missionary Society 
at Theopolis, and on the Moravian 
Settlement at H^^iite Revier. The Society 
by whom the latter was foi^pded, have 
circulated a narrative of the formation 
and destruction of that settlement, which 
we ha^-e not room to insert, which must 
excite the deepest concern iu the mind of 
c\'ery bene%'ulent reader. 

Mr. Latrobe adds to the Narrative the 
following paragraph: — 

' From these accounts it is plun that 
tbe iuas sustained is ver}- in^at, by the 
Hottentot congrefi^tiDD in particular, by 
die missionaries, and by the mission, in 
cooMquenoe of the burning and laying 
■MU. of the whole settlement, and the 
coosiikyaUc additional expense which 
BWt attend tbe present state of the ffifte 
Herirr congregation, and (if it please the 
Lord to grant them to return m safety) 
the rebuilding of the dwelliii;;8. We 
therefore trust that many of our friends 
and benefactors will feel themselves 
disposed willingly to aftsist us in sending 
relief to our suffering Brethren. While 
we deeply sympathize with, and mouru 
over tbe sufferings of this afflicted people, 
and their faithful senants in the Lord, 
we cannot but perceive with thanksgiving, 
with what composure, confidence, and 
unshaken devoredness to His cause He 
ba« fortified the minds of our dear 
suffering Brethren and Sisters during the 
whole of thi* heavy trial, approving 
Himself to them as a very present help in 
time of trouble. What comfort will itafford 
to the poor widows and orphans of the 
fkihers of families so cnielly murdered, 
and to the whole cons^regation, to hear 
that they have friends in this distant 
land, wno are ready to act the part of 
fathers and piotectors towards them, 
constraiiied by the love of Him who is 
the husband of the widow, and the father 
of|the fatherless.' 

Dtmatunu in cUtking, eld or netc, 
wili be vrnf acceptable^ and vili be 
mtait thankfiUhf received by Air. H, C\ 
CkrittioJi, iVe. 10, Strand ; and Sub- 
scriptiene to the JLdtndon Juociation in 
Jid of the Aiissiane, will be graltrftiUy 
accepted by thefoUamnng Bankers: — 

Messrs. Morland, Auriol, & Co. 57, 
PaU Matt: Sir P. Pole, Thornton, & 
Co. 1, Bartholomew Lanef Messrs. 
BajMM .& Coi M9 P^UM^i 

Stbphbmbons, R£MM1N«T0II, ft Co. #9, 
Lombard Street, 


A SECOND Aoxiliarv Missionarv Sociehr 
has been established in this little island. 
The first h composed chiefly of persons 
in humble life, including some slaves ; 
the latter is composed d^efiy of officers 
belonging to the garrison. 

Mr. Knill, who, with Mr. Griffiths, 
touched at St. Helena, on their way 
home, were kindly entertained by tbe 
Rev. Mr. Vernon, the Chaplain, and the 
officers abovementioned. 


The Rev. Mr. Lowndes, the Society's 
Missionarv, who has long resided at 
Malta, sailed from that island on the 27th 
of March last, and arrived at Zante on 
the 1st of April. He waf well received 
by Colonel Ross, the Resident. He had 
an opportunity, soon after his arrival, of 
witnessing the ceremonies of the Greek 
Church in Passion- week and at Easter, 
some of which were extremely supersti- 

Mr. Lowndes has visited Cephahnta 
and Ithaca, On the top of a hill in Ithaca 
he saw the traces of the castle of Ulysses. 
The populatiou uf Zante is estimated at 
40,000, that of Cepluttonia at 60,000, and 
of Itfiaca 7,000, or more. 

Mr. L. was overjoyed to receive Dr. 
Pinkertou at Zante, and to witness the 
institution of a Bible Society there. Dr. 
P. bad previously succeeded in forming 
a Bible Society in Corfu. The meeting 
at Zante was most respectable ; about 
100 persons were present. Tlie Proto- 
PAPAS made a speech iii Greek, and the 
Regf.nt, who is a Catholic, made one in 
Italian; tbe former was appointed Pre- 
sident : seven Vice-presidents were 
cbosen, of whom (.'ol. Ross and the 
Regent were two. Eight Directors were 
nominated, and Mr Lowndes, with a 
ver>' rsspectablr Zantiote, Count Ham- 
buriere, were elected Secretaries. Sub- 
scriptions were commenced, amounting 
to 189 dollars annual, and 183 dollars 
donations. But the joy and satisfaction 
which beamed in every countenance was 
far more interesting than the value of the 
gold and sihcr contributed. 

The appointment of Mr. Lowndes as 
Secretary to the Society will probably 
much promote his success as a Mis- 

Mr. Wilson, at Malta, wrote to the 
Directiirs on the 17th of September. He 
was then in good health, Uiough the 
seaaon had bten itry hot. 



Ml. Smith, at Lc ReAouvcnir, June 24, 
1819, writM— < The chapel it altered 
and repaired to the satiitactioD of the 
congregation. We have made it a very 
comfortable and decent place of wor- 
■hip t the people raised i?30. 

* Our people hare sent you about £26, 
as their first free-will offering in aid of 
the missionaiy cause. The greater ]>art 
were for sending the whole of the money 
raised for the chapel, saying, * We have 
a chapel already, but many have no 
place tor the worship of God. The ne- 
groes enter into the missionar}' cause 
with all their hearts. 

' The people who hear Mr. Elliot are 
equally tealous for the cause. Mr. El- 
liot says — * When the collection was 
made at my chapel in town (George 
Town,) a nerro came to Mrs. E. with six 
guilders, saymg, that the person who scut 
It charged him to deliver it to me or to 
JUitte, and to nobody else, because it waA 
for a good thing.' Since then a man of 
colour called on me, and told roe that he 
had sent the six guilders, and that when 
1 gave notice that a collection would be 
made, and that the money wouhl be sent 
to assist the Missionary Society to fiend 
out more mitsionaries, he determined in 
his own mind to give two pound*^ but 
that sickness had prevented noth his at- 
tending that evening and his sending the 
money, but that he now called with the 
balance, eighteen guilders, which I as- 
sured him should be forwarded by the 
first convenient opportunity.' 

A YOUNG man who lately visited De- 
merara on business, thus writes to a re- 
lation in England :-— 

' The Missionaries here have behaved 
very politely to me ; and though they 
are much opposed, they are probpering 
in their work. I attended the prayer- 
meeting yesterday morning, and was 
much delighted. About 50 Negroes were 
present ; but no whites except ourselves. 
The Rev. Mr. Davies told them that 1 
eame fn)m Btuki a-iantt, and that 1 have 
an uncle who is a Missionary in Otaheitc ; 
where, as they had heard, tlie people 
destroyed their idols: he said, he hoped 
they would pray for me when at home, 
as well as at the chapel; they replied, 
as with one voice, * Yes ; alway, Massa.' 

' Mr. Davies then catechised them on 
the Scriptures; and their knowledge is 
surprising. He then called ufion one of 
them to pray: he prayed eame<itly, and 
as well as any common English Chris- 
tian. In the midst of his prayer, he. said 
thus : — ' O gracious Gpd ! do {dease be 
merciful to otu* Massa here, dat have 
come cross de Nfti we tank de dat ba 

be come all safe ; be have many dangert 
here to see ; but dou, O Lord, can keep 
him from dem all ; keep him from sick- 
ness, from bad men, and make him 
happ^ within. Bless his good uncle, 
who IS dy servant, who sent by de to poor 
men who one time did pray to god dat 
was not God. Blessed Jesus, me not be 
finite glad till salvation cover de world 
like de water cover de sea.' 

* 1 wish that all my London friends 
could have been witnesses of the delight- 
ful scene. 

* After breakfast, about 400 Necroes 
assembled to public worship, and the 
Lord's Supper was administered to the 
members of the church. After the con- 
gregation departed, 100 black cluldren 
remained to be instructed in their cate- 
chism : their black teachers take such 
pains with them, that unmbers of chil- 
dren, who cannot read a letter, know the 
catechisms of Dr. Watts, and the Assam* 
bly's Catechism, perfectly welL'^ 


A PRIVATE individual, who attended a 
missionary meeting, some weeks ago, at 

B , was so much impressed with 

the Importance of the cause, and the de- 
sirableness of assisting the Directors to 
extend their labours, that he determined 
to go home and try what he could do 
among his friends and neighbours. He 
soon succeeded so well as to procure 51 
subscribers of a penny or more jier week; 
another active young friend took the 
same method, and got 16 more ; so tha: 
the list, which before the meeting at 

B , contained only 40 or 50 names, 

now includes 150. 

Here is the annual sum of thirty'tve 
pounds ten thilHngs procured from one 
rural congregation, aided by beuevulent 
neighbours; and many such persons, 
though not concurring with us in all our 
religious views, would frequentiy sub- 
scribe fnmi motives of mere humanity, 
if applied to, and the smaller publica- 
tions of the Society put into their hands. 

We could mention a village in the 
neighl'ourhood ol(^Loudon, where a few 
females have adopted the method of 
sending some of the Society's publica- 
tions, together with a civil note, to neigh- 
bouring ladies, requesting their perusal 
of the tracts, and a subscription, with an 
intimation that they would call in a day 
or two. This ha& suiTcedcd so well that 
about j^BO. were collected. 

If serious por&ous, who feel for the mi- 
scry and danger of the heathen, but 
who had not yet made any exertions on 
their behalf, would adopt these methoiii. 



Ww mftlljrwovldtbt Mendioftlit 80- 
n^tjThe aofmented ! 
^ IIm Incnd at whose sugi^stion tkit in- 
timatioa U ifivtu^ lays : * Let no one. 
' AiBk be can do no good because he does . 
Bo€ possess much influence ; but let him 
ti^Ty and do a little, and he will find a pre- 
•rnt reward in the work. It is more par- 
tfeolariy necessary to stir up those in 
humble life to be active, where it is not 
taken up in a spirited manner by their 
m|icriors, whose province it seems to be, 
as they have more influence than per- 
ioosiaa lower sution.' 


The laborious efibrts of the Baptist 
mianonaries to disseminate the Gospel 
fak India for more than 20 years past, arc 
ivell known to the Christian public in 
Britaia ; but the foUowiuf^ ^neral ac- 
coum of their laboars, and especially of 
the CouiGE proposed for the education 
efoonrerCed natives, who may hereafter 
become pastors and missionaries, will 
doubtless be interesting^ to uur readers. 

I. Preacihsg. Dr. Carey aud his 
brethren commenced with pn'acbing to 
the heathen ; and uotwithstaiidin^ very 
many ubsudes to success, they have 
baptized about 600 natives, Hindoos aud 
Mussulmans, most of them gross idolaters, 
and some of them Brahmins of the 
hij^hest «u/e. A number of these have for 
soma time past been employed as dis- 
tributors of tracts, readers of the Scrip- 
tures, and preachers. 

II. Translations. They have been 
enabled to publish translations of the 
whole of the sacred volume in five im- 
portant languaj^es of the East ; the Sanfr- 
tkrii — the Hindee—ihc Alahratia—ihe 
Bemgalee, and Oriua .*' also a Krcat part 
of the Bible in the Chinese, The New 
Testament has been published in six 
other languages, auil more are in the 

III. Schools. These seminaries have 
heca so extended, that the number of 
wholars amouuts to 8,000 heathen chil- 
km\ they might have had 50,000 if 
xUir funds had been sufficient. 

IV. College. The brethren are anxious 
to see this part of their plan estabhsheJ, 
tbey conceive it to be an object of im- 
mense importance — duly to prepare as 
arce a body as possible of the natives of 

Biua, for the work of Christian Pastors, 
Itinerants, or Missionaries. Those al- 
ready employed would be considered in 
this country as but poorly qualified for 

* Extracted from a circular lA-ttor, 
lately printed and dispersed by the So- 

to important a eharga) but the mla- 
sionarles could not shut their ears against 
the cries of the perishing, and they could 
find no better helpers to go with them to 
the wreck, to endeavour ' to save some.' 
The fitness of native preachers (if duly 
qualified) can hardly be appreciated with- 
out considering the difficulty of acquir- 
ing a foreign hnguage, so to be able to 
become a persuasive preacher in it--an 
attainment which but lew, even of thoee 
called Missionaries, acquire ; without 
referring to the heat of the climate, 
which in a great measure incapacitates 
an European for very active aervices in 
the open air, and without considering 
that the onl^ wav, for many years to 
come, in which the spiritual wants of 
this '\'ast population can be met, must be 
by numerous and constant joumies among 
them. From what treasury could places 
of worship be built all over India ? but 
the native preacher, under a tree, can ad- 
dress his countrymen for hours together, 
without feeling more fatigue than what 
attends similar labours in England ; he 
can subsist on the produce of the country, 
can find a lodging in almost any village 
he may visit, and he knows the way to 
the hearts as well as to the heads of his 
conntryuien, without difficulty. The Eu- 
ropean cannot travel without carrying 
aluuu; with him his food, and that wherein 
he may sleep, as there arc no public inns, 
and hence a lK>at or a palanqueen are 
quite necessary. Thus tlie expense of 
travelling to an European is very con- 
siderable; while a Hindoo preacher will 
find lOf. per week amply sufficient to 
carry him all over the country. Nor 
ought the expenses of giving to the English 
missionary an education, his out- fit, pas- 
sage money, aud the large salary he re- 
quires to maintain him, be forgotten in 
tiie comparison between a native and an 
European missimary. 

These and other important considera- 
tions which we have not room to detad, 
induced the brethren at Seramporc to 
purchase a piece of ground adjoining to 
the mission premises ; on which there is 
an old house, which, with the addition of 
small rooms, to be built for the students, 
may suffice for the present; but they 
ho]>e, before their removal bv death, to 
sec a better house erected, llesidcs the 
improvement of converted natives, who 
may be selected for the work of the mi- 
nistry, they hope to find some who may 
be capable of acquiring a higher educa- 
tion, and may become translators of the 
Scriptures into the numerous dialects «>f 
India ; ami alio that a respectable but 
iufenor eihiration may be given at this 
( ollegc to a number of the children of 
converted uativet, to (f]«)&t| tihem \«c 



tituatlotiB ID Hfo, by wbirh thry mmy pro- 
cure a decent livelihood ; and, laMly^ihis 
College \% proposed to be open and (;ra- 
tuitoiu to all deiiominatious uf Chrii^tians, 
and to at many heathen schulars a^ 
choose to avail themseh'cs uf lecturrs.ind 
exercises, prttvidcd tl*cy uiuimnin them- 
selves. In the iltunii nation of lar^' and 
necessaiy bodies of the heathen, it is 
cuDteinplated that the effectji of this in- 
stitution may be nio^t important. 

A couimencoment was made by Mr. 
Ward, before he left Serampore for the 
recovery of -his health, and he has since 
learned thut the number of youth in the 
College is 31, of whom 23 are Christians, 
and are going on vtell. 

A fund in India has l>een commenced ; 
but a considerable sum from England is 
necessary to realize the whole plan. 

The plan may be obtained at Messrs. 
Black and Co. Leadcnlmll-street, where 
subscriptions and douittious \*ill be re- 
ceived ; also bv \V. Burls, Elsq. Lothbur^' ; 
Dr. Rvland, Bristol ; or any of the Bap- 
tist uuoiiters in town or countr\'. 


To the Editor, 

Dear Sir, 

No one dcsenlng the ChriRtinn name 
ran obser\'e the very numerous Christian 
institutions funned in this i-ouutry, es- 
pecially those which cnibraci* the spiritual 
wants of maidiind, without indulging the 
most exhilaratmg anticipaiiniis. Yet, it 
would ill-become a Rohcr Christian to 
found those anticipations upon these ef- 
forts, as those of ifuy number, or of any 
denomination of Christians, after the ex- 
penencc of so many disappointments, all 
so strongly confirming our Lord's lan- 
guage, ' l^ithout me ye can do nothins:.' 

Among these institutious, those wliich 
are specially directed to the conversion of 
men, are so manifestly dependant for 
every restige of hope on him who givcth 
the increase, and who claims the solo pre- 
rogative of shimng into the hearts of men, 
that it might be hoped, that our sense of 
this depondance would suppress even- par- 
ticle of glorying iu man; and fill our 
minds with the utmost simplicity of aim, 
and that deep anxiety for the event which 
men ever feel when they w holly rely for 
siiccess on the interposition of another. 
He who feels aright on such a subject, 
will reckon nothing upon his own means 
and resources ; but, will be anxiously and 
incessantly lookinr tdi- the appearance of 

thai uiflyMWtj w^novi wI^gIi bt ttpecu 

nothing but cartaBi ud pMltlVe disap- 

1 hope, Sir, tliat I shall be forgiveu if 
1 express my fears, that this necessity of 
Divine aid has been too nmch lust sight of 
in the fclai of public meetings, awl the 
bustle of preparation for the conversion of 
thi* heathen world. 1 do not apnrebcDd 
that any denomination is insensible to this 
necessity ; but I fenr that the immeaie 
importance of this aid, and its imperioos 
cluiuis on our incessant attention, have 
not had their due weight on our hearts ; 
ha\c not been sufliciently realized, so as 
to have e\cited that spirit uf supplicatiim 
in all our churches, which the case re- 

The necesbity and suitability of divine 
inttuence to meet the case of the heathcfl^ 
bo ignorant and so su|>crstitious, is uni- 
versally allowed : as none but Gud couM 
redeem, so but Jehovah can quNken 
and renovate a mind dead in trespnifi 
and siiK. Do the heathen live iu a Aaia 
of awful If'vity and indifference, as it re- 
spects their spiritual interests ? Wc know 
that the I)i\ine Spirit produces, in tbe 
awakened mind a deep thoughtful- 
ui'ss and anxiety on this hubjett. Are 
they invoh ed in the niO!»t deplorable blind- 
ness and error ? He, as the Spirit of 
Truth, brings the soul, wliich is under his 
teachings, into murvoUous light. Arethiy 
pri'juilircd airainst their European teacln 
vn} It i<^ the nature of his influences to 
onen the heart of the hearer, nud to con- 
viucehim, that those men are the servants 
of the Most Hi^h God, showing the way 
of salvation. .Are they dead, and in a 
htatc ti; tally iK'yond the reach ol liuuiaD 
n;;oucy ; — * drj bones ?* We know that 
he quickeneth the dead, and imjiartetha 
life, which makes them new creaturesiu 
Chri»t Jesus. Have they iK'en long the 
slaves of sin, and of the powers of dark- 
ue.-ts ? By his agencv they become the living 
epistltfs cf Chri«>t, Iwuown and read of all 
men. That all these effects have been 
produced on the heathen, let the hearers 
of Bniinerd« of the Moravians, a\id of 
those of ditferent denomination^, now la- 
buuring in the heathen worhl. the North 
American Indians, thcGrecnlandcrs, tbe 
Esfpiimaux, the Africans, and the Hin- 
dfK^s bear witness. 

But who that knows the exceedingly 
great and preciims promises of the Divine 
word, respecting the outpouring of the 
Di\ iue Spirit ? — VVho that knows the state 
of the heathen congregations in all piirts 
of the world ? — Who that feels for those 
who are labouring in those inhospitable 
n^gions? — Who that has ever entered into 
their difficulties and disconngcments, 
but must anxiounly wish for a far greater 
spirit uf prayer iu omx Churche»> iu refer- 



■Dd/dat 'i»iM^'«rXU mto MlnilaB,' 

t^.WBkKfkmtmHfjf §mjmmwmnj waumf mas ' uiaav mv tfum ibhw iwiTHum» i 

llHliii ? f whkfathe Lofid oftlie lttrrifthM«r»-\ 

fm^nx ■MttOf ind oumeroiBt mind tonve totkote wbo Mklte? ' Ye 
tlbem niiMMl vp bj a prackmi I havenot, Mcaaw jre atk bdC 
I Vof, from one eztfcmity of \ Siciue ma^ Sr, if I coaftw Oat I ImI 
Aworid to the other, who does \ihewdf(fatef this mMuX almetttn da- 
Im does not feel the necesaitjr iepondency. In vafai wMamMadt (^ 
iwwnd out-ponriai^ of the Di- Wife a mimiyphimie) her IkbiI wood i^ 
■ea ? And, when h is conii- ireasiiw in attempti to cJommC the hw- 
(mMtycffectthajre been pro- then, ifthethrooeof graeeaalthaM 
ve this blettlnf has been be- fcf su ccess continue to be neftode^ 
■S ihodsands hare been con- ^"While ponderinf on tUs sufaieet»'vMt* 
Ih^ whole congregaUons deep- oos ^ans to eicite a deeper coMMm te 
I ym, at the same moment, the DiTine aid have oocomd to me; bnt 
M and towns ; end that no- none hare mcared so Hkdy to pcwlnce 
■vine influence is adequate to a genmnl ana permanent attendoo. as the 
If cibcte ; it might be expected fermadonof a commlttae In LondoBy to 
iftisnds of Missions, through- cmislst of about a doaen penons, ef dtf> 
Md, would be moved simmta- ferent denominations, men of de^. piety, 
■d would crowd to their pUccs of anient attachment to IfflisMms, and 
^taslt and wait there, inastaie who will be willhiff undeviatla|^ to da* 
■a silence, lilce the Apostles on vote two or three hows ersigraftcnMMB of 
Atsntecost, or to unite in one the first Mbndaj in the numth, to a meet* 
f continued effort of pravcr, ingof this Committees the woid of whidi 
im heaven this blessing, which should be, to open a corre sp ond e nce with 
ite a world. Would not a day different parts of the world, to collect 
and prayer, which should be erery instance of Uie appearance of PJTine 
rer the kingdom, be a proper influence ; to publish those instances, and 
to the Annual Missionary to send tl^m to ererr Misslomurr Prayer 
in London? Is not God, in Meetingthroughout the United Kmcdom* 
eneb vast means, and putting By these and ether methods, it might be 
notion, sayiu|; to his Church, hoped that such a Committee would aroosi) 
and 1 wdl inve thee the all the Churches to a sease of their dnty^ 

and be the means of ezcitang a splrH of 
prayer; the consequAence of whieh would, 
doubtless, be most cheering. One or .two 
hundred poimds a year would, I conceirev 
be an adequate f mid to meet die most im- 
these occasions so frequently portent object; for I would wish that m> 
▼ery object of their meeting, unnecessary publicity should be given to 
valine their prayers, that this the labours of this Committee ; Imt, that 
lect is almost forgotten ? Is not their operations should be like those of 
tpifit hereby grieved ; and need the Almighty Agent, whose aid we need t 
• if he leave us to wrestle with < the wuid bloweth where it listeth, and 
ual wickednesses in high places thou hearest the sound thereof ; hot eeast 
, eonfusion ? What should we not tell whence it cometh, nor whither it 
husbandman, who, after dis- goeth.* 

mechanical power, by which 1 shall be glad. Sir, to hear ftom, or 
kt any time, water all his fields, . meet an^ person or persons whose minds 

may be impressed with the importaaoe of 
the'subject of this letter. 

Yours Terr truly* 

60, Ptitemoster Row. 


f — * — . give 
r thine inheritance, and the ut- 
|rts of the earth for thy pos- 
Is it not a most painful thing, 
ooary Praver Meetings are so 
llected? that the persons en< 

the showers ,of heaven had 
A them, should, amidst a 
id with nothing but famine be- 
absolutely forget that he was 
on of such a power? Is our 

ss astonishmg, if we neglect London, Nov. 80, 1819i 

C « J 


C«11e«tinnAtOIocester Street Cbii- 

Frl. after a Srnnon by Rct. J. 
letober 90 

Ditto at Newinfton Chapel, after 
a HemoB by Rer. P. Srother- 

•tone 90 9 

]Ut. Georfa Greatbach, North 
llroli Branch Voeietj, by Mr. 

J. Liiiaker & 

Prodare of the Mifrionary Box for 
Six Months at Daltoii School, 

by Ix>KaB 2 

RainRforth Sunday School, by ReT. 

John Toolhill 3 4 U 

Bedford Street Snnday School. 
Mr. T. EdwanU ... 4 44 
Mr. £. Howlandi ..106 
MiM Mary Jones, 

Piai-Mall 12 

2 14 9k 

I BroQirht forward 101 1 

Mr. R. M. Jonea, Deacrara ... ft ft • 

Mr. Robert Bickenteth 10 t 

Harwich MiHionary Box, by Rer. 

L. Rrdmayne 6 It 7 

Donation by ditto 1 • 

A Friend, byBav. P. 8. Chanrier 9 • 
A Female FrlrnL by Mr. John 

Job J 

Sahseriptions and Donationa ... 1ft ft 

Blackburn Branch So- 
ciety, Mr. R. Canliffr, 
Treaflurer Al 

Winn, from Re^. ▲. 
Steel and Friends. 

Collection after 
Sermon, 17th 
December . . 14 4 

Weekly Sub- 
scriptions. . , 1ft 8 

4 7* 

f 1 

Ithllecimnt, mongmmu DomHani, mid mU othfr \IhmativM of 5/. or\ vfWMrdi, 

NptmUt fo 16 December, mehuhe,'] 


St>Cl£TY. Mr. J. H. Baron, Tkensmnr. 
Liverpool :— Breneh of the Ijuica- 
•hire Auilinry Mlaalonary Ho- 
•iety, by Mr. John Job, TVea- 
Collected bj Mr. Peter Mellinf . tO 10 
Ditto by Mr. J. DaTis, Mate of 

the Rinc George A 19 

Ditto by MiM Dntton A 14 

Ditto by Mr. Thomas ETerard . . 1 19 
Ditto Uttte ChiUran at Mr. Ed- 

ward's Bcbool 1 17 

Ditto by Mr. Evan Rowland ... 4 9 1«» 

Ditto by MiM Evana t 9 10 

Ditto by Mr. John Jonea 1 9 6 

Ditto by Mias Hnrry 10 

Ditto by Mr. Richard Jones ... 10ft 
Ditto by Miss Sarah Tates .... 1 10 10 

Ditto by Mr. T. Ellis ft 

Dittoby Miss Jonea. PhlUMall. . lift 
Ditto by Mr. John Aldersoa ... ft 

Ditto by Mr. J. Walker 8 8 8 

Collection at a Gcnnrnl 
Meotipft held at Great 
Oeorjcei* Street Chapel 91 11 
Ditto, at Great Georges' 
Street Chapel, after a 
Sonnon by IUt. Mr. 

Tborp 19ft 10 9 

Bnbsrriptlona by 
the Sixteenth 
Class in Great 
Georges' Street 
Snnday School 1 ft 1* 
TaHoos Penny 
in ditto Snnday 
School .... 1 17 6i 

9 9 7 

leo 4 10 

St. Helenas Branch Society, by 

Mr. Richard Pilkingtoa .... 10 
Collection at Betheida Chapel, 
after a Sermon by Rev. P. 8. 

Cliarrier 90 

Ditto at ditto, after a Ser- 
mon by Rat. W. Robv M 4 
Schools connected with 
Bethesda Chapel ... ft ft 

80 f 

494 t 8 

Fitricroft,flrom Rev. John 

Adamson and Frienils, 

amount of Donation 

from Fund raised by 

Weekly Snbsciintinns 14 
Rochdale, from RfT. J. 

Ely and Friends ...000 

104 U8I 

Bristol JuTcnile Missionary Society, by BIr. 
Joseph Talbot, Treasurer 91 8 

CIETY. Mr. W. H. DoTe, Treasurer. 
Collections at the Anniversary Meeting, 
in August, after Sernions,hy Rev. Messis. 
Kot\ land Hill. Lrifchild and Jackson. 

New Tabernacle, fly- 
mouth 99 16 7ft 

Bttler Strret Chaprl, 
ditto (Two ColU-c- 
tionil . 13 15 7ft 

Ebeneser Methodiyt <'li. 
ditto 21 9 7 

Mount Street Chapel 
ditto Dock, Two (Cul- 
I«:tioni) 34 II 9 

Sqnare Chapel, ditto . 10 19 8 

Independent Chapel, ditto 4 9 

117 9 8 

Received Snbseqnently. 

A Free-will ofTerini; from 
the ladies* Auxiliary 
Missionary .Society, at 
Balkr Street Chapel, 
instituted by the late 
Rev. H. Mi'nds, Sep- 
tember, 1818 94 ft 9ft 

A farther Contribotion 
f^om the New Tkber* 
nsrle Juvenile Aux- 
iliary Missionary So- 
ciety, in addition to 
several other Contri- 
butions from time to 
time 97 o 

— «1 ft 9ft 

178 I 

Cbiriedlsrwara ... 801 1 

wamoHAXT cnomcsu for januart, tmot 

Bj^SCD:— &>«■ A«zlllivj WtaloMn 

""-^ Iter. T. TMie, IVMiner. 

mw ^ ^^ aA..« 3b. « ■■ 





A S 

1 u 




irian Oim|CTrR«ttMi,by 

Rtt. Mr. Km .... 6 A 

MeripUoDi t A f 

8 71 

7 10 8 

10.— BaJIvTonej MrethiK 
liM*r. Cn||ccd« at tiie 8o- 

wtj'i Mr«-tui2 7 17 A4 

ttfni*nd Ladies* IVnny Society. 

e year, one BAiety 4 8 11 

■■fc* Mretinf HooAe, 
MtectSon by Rev. 

liMTs IV«rtf r 4 8 S 

Nmj Society by ditto. 

Oto vrek A 

■Ale ditto in Gtaicw, 
If *eT. J. Roicn . 10 
nccttim u Dnmlee 
HoMe, by 

Mr. ftlddei ..! 7 

UlS S 

Iri«h 47 18 A 

EiiKliih money 41 10 
t?e-vpofi>Tyne Aoziliary 
ij«ary Sooif ty, Mr. Tho- 

mm B 'liner. TreABQivr 60 

maie S-<irry, from lit. Jan. 

to IS( . September 3ft 

iTk Aasociatiua nf Younc 

kalfayear 18 


— Sydlina:. Rer. 8. Deye* 

* and FnendH 790 

R^r.i :-.|iev. H. Gibba AAO 

lire : — fiaionboroach MiMionary 
•«-et5, Cc>ll«^tions and Sabachptinna 

fcy Mr. John Tidd 70 18 

•nampitonvhire .- Yardley-Uastiniri, 

po*af* irf a Miuiouary box amunx atew 

l-a»l<rr3 10 

f n»n I f rt Mi»«iiini, for the usa of the 
Obt^iCeaii .MiMioB, in consieouence •f 
•••dj.!? th# Rer. Mr. Marsden'i late 

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FAiUBft etc rnal ! thou hait mu J, (1) 

That thou wilt ^ve thy son 
The crowns of kiu^ums for his head ;— * 

An universal throne. 

That all the tril^es of Adam's race (2) 
His biessiop shall receive ; — 

We ask thee to complete thy (race ; 
We ask — for we believe. 

The earth rude War longtime hath shook. 
And stripped her bosom bare; 

Convert the spear to pruning hook. 
The iword into the share. 

Airet the wUdtmeu doth not (3) 

llie rosy hue assume ; 
O fertilite the barren spot, 

And bid it yield perfume. 

The trte of life not yet has spread (4) 

Its branches all around ; 
Soon let it be for fruit and shade, 

Wherever man is found. 

The com upon the mountain's top (5) 

Waves not o'er cv'ry field ; 
O gather thou the precious crop 

Which all the earth shall yield. 

The st9n€ cut out by art unknown (6) 

Not yet attains its site ; 
O be it to a mountain prown, 

Whose top shall reach the skies. 

Not yet the knowledge of the Lord (7) 

Earth's surface covers o'er ; 
Like floods may thv refreshing word 

luundate every shore. 

The Ughi of Israel doth not shine (8) 
Far as onr faith can view ;(9} 

O mav he shed his ravs divine. 
On Gentile and on Jew. 

Ages (lave roU'd since time beheld (10) 

Thy splendid temple shine ; 
Our hands would fain another build 

More glorious, more divine. 

The nations vet not all have flow'd(ll) 

To Sion's lofty bill ; 
O let them throng ihe sacred road 

Till they thy temple fill. 

Not yet the ensign of our King (12) 

Is to all eyes unfuH'd ; 
Lord, raise thy standard, round it bring 

A whole assembled world. 

Tlie kingdoms of the earth shall groan (13) 
Beneath their tyrant's chaiu ; 

Let shouts announce his fallen throne, 
' God and his Christ shall reign !' 

Thy promise, Lord ! on that alone 

Our hearts shall still rely. 
The bow on which oUr hopes have shone 

Midst every stormy sky. 

llie hosts that now promote thy name 
With time must all decay. 

But thy immortal truth shall flame 
To universal day. 






1) Psalm lnui.8— IL (2) Ibid. 17. 
fb) PaaJm huui. 16» (S) Dan. ii. 35. 

(9) Lake ii. S2. <W Hag. ii. 9. 
CJJj flew. Mi. I^. 

Isaiah XXXV. I. 
Isaiah xi. 9. 


(4) Rev. ixii. 8. 
(8) Isaiah Ix. L 
0L2) IbidxL 10. 



FEB RUARY, 1820. 




(Concluded fnm pag9 h.) 

IN & former Number we .taok a On the first day of the joamejr^ 

rapid glance at the progress of the suffenngs of Mr. Martyn by the 

this most excellent man, as the la- extreme heat were almost insup* 

borions and successful scholar, the portable, 
faithful preacher, the indefatigable * At first the b«at wa* not plater 

translator of the Scriptures, and the J^ ^*^ ^^ ^^i >» t?^J'"*u!* "^ 

If . J J A I • • became so creat fis to be quite ;alanniiir. 

«lf-denying and devoted missionary _when tSe thermome^r Was abu^e 

to the heathen. We are now to 112°, I began to lose my strength fasti 

contempliite his character in a new ^t last it became quite intolerable. I 

point of view, and to admire the ^™ppcd myself op in a blanket uad all 

!L • •* ^ au r'u-:^*'- *"« warm covering I could get, to defead 

courageous spint of the Christian „y,elf from the IxtemaJ i^r. by wbich 

confessor, and the triumph of nuth means the moistare was kept a little 

in the dying believer. longer upon tbc body, and not so speedily 

• Oo ibe tim day of the year 1811, evaporated as when the skin was expoaed r 

writes Mr. Martyn in bis diiry, 1 pass one of my companions followed my ex- 

froni India to Arabia, not knowing the ample, and found the benefit of it. But 

things wbich shall befall rae tliere ; but the thermometer still rising, and tlift 

assured that an eyer-faithful God and moisture of the body quite exhausted, I 

Saviour wUl be with me in aU places crew restless, and thought I shouM hare 

whithersoever i go. May he guide ma h>«t my sensies. The thermometer at last 

and protect me, and bnug me back again »tood at \26P : in this sute I composed 

to my delightful work in India.' myself, and concluded, that though \ 

But he adds—' lam, perhaps, miglit hold out a day or two, death waa 

,_ . .. . .. .J mcvitable. Capt. ~, who tat it ovt. 

ieovuig It to tee U no more ; and continued to tcU the hoir and height ^ 

so indeed it proved— he departed the thermometer: with what plSmiira 

for ever from those shores, where did we hear of iu sinking to 12Q% l la^^ 

he had fondly and fully purposed to *«^- ^t last the fierce sun retired, and 

Kw^Mw^A .11 k:.^^ o * ^^^'^P* o^*» tnore dead thM» alWe. It 

spena aU nis cays. . ^ . ^ . was then a difficulty how l omild proceed 

Five months were occupied in nis ou my journey ; for'be&idet the immediat* 

passage froiti the Hoogly to Shiraz. effects of the' heat, 1 had no opportunitjr 

On the 22d of May he landed at of making up for the luutnightTs want oC 

Bushire. in the Persian dominions, *^^fS:^^^ ^^ 5^*" f^'^^u. ' .i 

•nd on the 30th set out for Shiraz.* / ^^ Tw'' ^^^^^ S^lX 

refreshed him, and he prooeedea 

• Sbiru U the .eeond city of Per.!.. ^>t»' ""^O" = »»« procured « tattic 
ntuated In a fertile valley, about twenty- —————— ___^— — 

Kisosilcifak length, and twelve in breadth, miles, surrounded with m wtKl vatiife)*^ 
hnandad oa all aides with lofty moon- five feet high audttaikttcVL|iiVl3d 

taiae. Thadfciulof theci^ifAbaoliaiir qui towers. 
xxvrm £ 

50 waumoB 

madeof the branches of the date- htOoiw oMt tatm M»i* » n i M i n — 

It ; thus the thermometer was kept ^^^ y^^ ^^^ ^ ^^^ thamtupotkmy 
down to 1 14, and wrapping a Jam former iclf, wbcn I aicached importanea 
wet towel about his head and body, to my life and labours. The more 1 tea 

he was enabled to endure the heat. ^ "X "^^ ^ «•»• * •* ■?*»*"^ •^ 

r\ .t. ^.1. « 1 u : .^A them. CoarteneM and clumuncis nuur 

On the 9th of June he arrived ^j ^^^ ^^^^ ^ ^^^ j ^^ ^ck. wbca 

at the celebrated seat of Persian i look at man, and his wisdom, iod hit 
literature^ and immediatelj com- doinfcs, aad mm nllevcd onW by rcfltct- 

menccd, with proper assistanU, *««» *^^ ''« V*J • "St ''"^ *^"!!' 
«...^*K«./»^^;^i Jif *k« K««F T^*. •«"* maker is God. The least of Hii 
another version of the New Testa- ^^^ ^^ .^ ^ rtfrmkmg ttt look at. 

mcnt. A dried leaf, or a straw, makes ne fid 

During Mr. Martyn*t reeidenoe myself in (ood company s camplaeeMy 

here, he had frequent opportunities •«"* admlraUoo ukes place of disgust.* 
of conversing with learned natives. On the 18th of April, he thui 

who were accustouied to try him expresses himseif : — 
with hard questions ; Mr. Martyn's . This U my Wrthniay, on which I com. 

answers were dictated by sound |4etemy 31st year. The Perslaa Now 

wisdom, singular discretion, and Testammt has heea bepm, aad 1 may 

deep piety. His frequent dispu- My,finithedkiit,asoolytbela»t Acbap- 

4^«*t^^. «»:»k «K« i^j:^fl. *^^^u^^^c tert of the Revelations tamaia. Buck a 
taUona with the leading teachers of ^„|.^ , „^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^ ^ 

the Mohammedan fiaith excited privatioas 1 bave been called to oa iha 

much attention, and even alarm, ooe hand, and the spectacle bcfbia ma 

so that a defence of Islamism was of human depravity on the other. Batf 

speeduy puwisiiea, to wnicn Mr. g^{j^ j^ ^^ .j^ ^^^ of Cod has 

fiiartyn replied m the Persian Ian- fouad its way into Persia, and It te mrtla 

guaffe. Satan's oower to oppose its prnfiass If 

Towards the end of November the Lord have sent iC 
great progress had been made in <^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^ finished tha last 

the translation ; Mr. Martyn, there- •^««^ ^ ^**e ^^rk ; and on the Iftlh 

fore, ordered two splendid copies of of March, his translatkm of Um 

it to be prepared, designing to pre- Fsalms. 

simt one to the king of PersU and During his eleven months abods 

the other to the prince Abbas Mina, &t Shiraz, Mr. Martyn was so te 

hisaoQ. frovi shrinking from any ftdroppor* 

The early part of the year 1819, t«n»ty ^ confessing Christ beffM 

that year in which it was appointed men, that he sought out, and gladly 

that he should rest from his labours, embraced every fWr occasion of 

was ushered in by him in the fol- avowing ' whose he was, and whon 

lowing strain of singular pathos and he served.' One public argument 

piety :^ l^e held with the chief professor of 

<TL I. u u Mohammedan Law; and another 

ir ^^* been. In some respects, djacuggion held in the palace of ow 

a memorable year. 1 have been led, by "««-j«»"'" ■»«" "• ""^ |««»»«.^ w. «»• 

what I have reason to coasider as the of the Persian pnnce?, where a nu- 

particular proridence of God, to this merous body of Mollahs wero ool* 

place, and have undertaken an important lected; in themidst, therefore, of this 

J12i' ^ J^*V ^ °" '^'*'«"JL?T: Mohammedan conclave, he main- 

tcnal interruption, and it now nearly ^ . _. ^» ^ j *. j ' • 

finished. 1 like to find myself employed tamed that pnme and fundamental 

usefully, in a way 1 4id not expect or article of true religion — the IM- 

foresee, etpcctally if my own wiU is in vinity of the Son of God. 

any deicree crossed by the work unex- q^ ^^ ^^ ^ ^^ ^^ ^^^ 

pectedly assi|^ned me ; as there u then J^" ^L: ii_- 4^ %mJI^ 

laason to beUe«e that God u acfinr. ««» entering rma, Mr. MVM 

The present year iviU srobaMy ba a kft Shim^ iBlCBdiBg to hf bdkM 

XH& miV. HENRT MARTYN, B. D. 51 

thit-kiagllbtraillatioikof theNew pitiable indeed. The mmbauador and 

TcatUBeat : but, fiodinir, that JV' ^"*^® *''* *^'** ^^^ » ^^^ *"** ^**y 

wiUiont u introductory letter from ^!^^^u *"*°^*«"* ^ ^»«' i""°i^ "^X 

wiwHfu» Ml ui»u«uui.urjr *'=|'*««^ »•"*** illness, haye been unremitted.* 

tarn Bntith amoasMador he could 

lol be Mtniitted into the royal pre- On the 2d of Sept. Mr. Martyn 
•cncc, be determined to proceed to. commenced his formi«labie journey 
Tcbrii. where the ambassador^ Sir to Constantinople, accompanied by 
Gore Ouaeley, then resided. Hia two Armenian servants. His auf- 
joumej. of 8 weeks, to this place, feriogs from heat, from cold, and 
wet cstremely harassing ; he suf- from severe illness, were extreme. 
fered much, etpecially by a fever We have not room for extracts 
whidi Ihcn attacked him with great from his journal during this his last 
leverity i the pain in his head, was journey -, suffice it to say, that his 
at timet, almoet insupportable, and sufferings were greatly augmented 
he was scarcely able to proceed ^ by the unfeeling haste and cruelty 
tad when he arrived at Tebriz. he of Hasan Aga, a Tartar, to whose 
appeared to be in the last stages of guidance he was unhappily con- 
debility and eahaustion. signed. This man hurried him on. 
The IbUowinff extract is from though very ill with a fever, when 
the lasl letter he ever wrote, ad- scarcely able to move, and at times, 
dreseed to a beloved friend in through n heavy rain. At one time, 

Mr. Marty n thus writes in his 

journal : — 

• I wrote to you last , in gnat * My fever here increased to a violeni 

fiMwOcr I my fever had approached Ueyree ; the heat in my eyes and forehead 

ocarij to dclifinm, and my debility was ^as so prcat, Uiat the fire almost made 

•a mat, that it teamed impossible 1 „« frantic. I entreated that it mif^ht be 

could wUhitand the power of the dis- pu^ out, or that 1 might be carried out 

ease mauy days, yet it hat pleased of doors. Neither was attended to: my 

bid to rcfttorc nc to life and health genant, who, from mv siitiug in that 

again : not that 1 have recovered my strange way on the grt>uud, beiie^ed me 

fcimcr ttrrn^b yet, but consider my- delirious, wa^ deaf to all I said. At last 

iclf SQffidciitJv restoned to prosecute ] pushed my head in among the luggage, 

»y iouTDCir. My daily prayer is, that ^nd lodged it on the damp ground, and 

■y late cfaa«tiaenent may nave its in- slept.* 
laded eftct, mad make me, all the rest 

rf By dayt, mora humbla and Lest self- _ 

It. Self«€onfideBce has often let 

■a down fearful lengths, and would, * < Sir Gore Ouseley presented Mr. 

vWwot God't graaout interference, Martyn's New Tesuroent to the King 

•■we niy endless perdition. 1 ^eera to of Persia, who, in a public rescript, 

be Bade to feel this evil of my heart, expressed his approbation of the work, 

■ate than any other, at this time. In He al.4o carried the MS. to St. Peters- 

pi^«r, or viicn I write or converse on burgh, where, under bis superintend- 

ihe anhjict, Christ .appears to me my ance, it was printed and put into circu- 

Mie and aircnfth ; but, at other times, 1 lation/ 

aa thooghtleta and bold, as if 1 had all * Public curiosity about the Gospel, 

lifc and strength in myself. Such neg- now for the first time, in the memory of 

ItetMf en enr part, are a diminution of the Modem Persians, iutroduced into the 

onrjuyaf.bni the Covenant! the Cove- country, is a good deal excited here and 

indafatt with Him for hit people at Shiraz, and at other places; so that, 

«. upon the whole, I am thankful at having 

'In three days I intend setting my been led hither and detained, though 

nae't heed towards Constantinople, my residence in this country has been 

dntanc nbuut 1300 miles. Nothing I attended with many uu pleasant circuro- 

Ainkp will occasion any further deten- stances. The way of the Kings of the 

here, if I can procure servants who East is preparing : thus much may be 

both Persian and Turkish. Ig- said with safety, but little more. The 

ine I nm of Turkish, should I be Persians also will probably take the kad 

iU «i4ht mi^ Hif OM IpmM ht in the march to &iiMk' 


A few days after he writes :* — sinking Into the grave among men 

* I WAS pretty weU lodgeU, and lolera^ who were strangers both to him 
bly well till a little after sunset, when and to his God. No friendly hand 
the airuecame on with a violence I never ^^ stretched out ; no sympathisuig 

XT mTt«T*JJ^,:'L'm? voice heard. Hljenthetend«offic« 

Whole frame violently shaken. Ag;a of Christian afiFection are so aootli- 

Hosyn and another Persian, on their ing and SO delightful. Yet, doubt- 

way here frnm Constantinople, Koiup \^^^^ ^y^^ Saviour, whom hc 80 

to AhU. Mirza, whom I had Jmt before ^dially loved, and so faithfully 

been visiunr, came ha«tily to render ma ^^»"»~v **"^"»/*"^. . , . i.A 

assistance if they could! These Pei^ served, was with him in his last 

tians appear quite brotherly, after the moments; and, as SOOn as the COQ- 

Turks. While they pitied, Hasan sat fljct ^j^ ended, took him to him- 

with perfect indifference ruminating on ^^xf—%o l>e for ever with his Lofd. 
the further delay this was likely to oc- ,_, , ,, i i *u-- w^mf ..-. 

casicni. The cold ftt, after cominuing ^Vc shall conclude this brief iiC- 

two or three hours, wa^ followed by a count, (after earnestly recommend- 

fever, which lasted the whole night, fog to the reader, the 'Memoir 

ai.d prevented sleep.' ^j. ,,j3 ^f^ . ^y the Rev. Mr. Sargent.) 

On the next day— October 6, by the f;)nowiBg just eulogium on 

the following words appear in his his character, given by the Rev. 

diary — and they are probably the Mr. Deal try, in his sermon before . 

last that he^penned : — the Church Missionary Societyi 

« N(» horses being to be hid, I had an preached May 4th, 1818 : — 
unexpected repose. I sat in the orchard, 

and thought, with sweet comfort and 'The tf^stimoniesto Mr. Martyn't cht- 

peacc, of my God ; in solitude — my com- racter are indeed numerous. We coiiM 

pany, my friend, and comforter! O! wii^h that our author had extracted the 

when shall time give place to eternity ! following from the pen of one who knew 

When shall appear that new heaven and him well, and valued him highly :— ^ I 

new earth trhereiu dwelleth righteous- speak of a Christian minister, well 

nets ! There — there shall in no wise knoMH tc many of ^ou, and dear to aU 

enter m any thing that defileth : none of that knew him. If it may be permitted 

that wickedness that has made men worse to one who formerly walked with him to 

than wild beasts — nono of t! o«e cor- the house of God, and shared with hia 

ruptions that add still more to the mise- the intorco^^rM of private life, to panie 

ries of mortality, shall be seen or heard for a single moment over the tomb of 

of any mo'e.* Mart^'n, recollection would dwell witk 

* Scarcely (says his bioc^pher) bad melancholy pleasure upon that canduv 
Mr. Martyn breathed the^e aspirations of mind, that sweetness of dispusitioii, 
after that state of bKssful purity, for that spirit of love^ that constancy of geal» 
which he had attained such a measure of that smiplicity ofpurpose,'that exaitaiioa 
roeetnes*, when he wks called to exchange of heavenly ' mindedness, which dii- 
a conrUtion of pain, weakness, and suf- tinguished him alike in the privacy of 
fcring, f'lr that everlasting * rest which retirement and in the walks of pnblie 
ramaineth for the people of God.' At occupation. If it be asserted, that Msni- 
Tocat, on the 16th of October, 1812, ing and ability are seldom combined with 
cither falling a sacrifice to the plague, a supreme regard for religion, let OM 
which then raged there, or sinking under produce one instance for the credit of 
that disorder which, when hc penned his literature, where talents of the first ordcTf 
last words, had so greatly reduced him, and attainments of no vulgar fame, were 
he surrendered his soul into the hands of ennobled by fervent piety, and scaloaily 
his Redeemer.' employed in tha best of causes. His 

The peculiar circumstances of '^td\7^IZi.::i^«:;::^:^^:^.^ ] 

his death, could not but aggravate by the lapse of years, they wiU accn • 

the affliction of his friends, who^ neither few nor inglorious. He hat be-* ^ 

amidst anxious hopes and fears, queathed t'l his successors great and « 

were expecting his arrival either in • ^["rable monuments of successful labour; -^= 

<* 1- I? ^1 I rru He has left an example which may guida ^ 

India or England. There was ^ic ardour of youth, and rouU ths ^ 

■omething deeply nS&f^uag m hia dOTflMattncniasoraca.'— -^ 



A Ntm Vttu't Meditation, 
* One thing it needfuL' (Lukt x. 43.) 

Thesx are the words of Him who 
•pake as never nivi spake, if 
we cao fbrm to ourselves any con- 
ceptiua of the majesty, yet the be- 
nignity — the mildness, yet the force 
^-of our Lord's reproof to Martha, 
Vtt u» endeavour to lay it to heart. 

He evidently contrasted the one 


indispensable object, with the many 
thini^ by which Martha's attention 
was divided^ and her temper agi- 
tated. The fiiult is too common, 
even amonf^ those of whom we 
hope things (as of her) that ac- 
company salvation, to need expla- 
nation. Her immediate temptation 
to it -v^as 'much serving.* It is 
the onlv instance in which the 
funily of Lazarus is adverted to by 
any of the first three Evangelists : 
and it might be the first occasion 
on which our Lonl was accom- 
panied to Bethany by ail his dis- 
ciples. The family was respectable 
and hospitable. The Jews from 
the festival at Jerusalem, qrowded 
to see oae who had been raised 
from his sepulchre ; much pro- 
vision might be needful, but 
Martha indulged needless anxiety, 
perha|i8 about their variety, their 
ddicacy, or their arrangement. Is 
nothing like this ever apparent at 
the hospitable meetings of Christian 
friends ? A substantial, but more 
simple entertainment, would doubt- 
less have been more acceptable to 
Christ : And ought it not to be so 
to his people ? Profusion cannot 
but impede beneficence. 

It b unlikely that Mary would 
hare neglected to help her sister 
in anything that was really wanted; 
and still more so, if she had, that 
Christ would have commended her. 
Slie was imbibing his invaluable 
iHtmctions, while Martha was 
bntling, tVetting, and complaining, 
againal her to their dearest and 

greatest friend. How must Martha 
have been humbled, and Mary en« 
couraged by his award ! 

Mary, then, it appears, had 
' chosen* this one thing needful^ 
from which her sister's attention 
had been diverted by many things. 
Let us rejoice, that it was ' not to 
be taken from her :* for assuredly^ 
no more shall it be from any who 
ch(H)se it as their portion. Bat 
what is it ? W« cannot, with our 
Lord's personal friends and fol* 
lowers, sit at his feet, and listen to 
the gracious words that always 
flowed from his lips. Neither could 
any of them at all times, enjoy that 
privilege : but Mary*s conduct, at 
that time, was the effect of her 
habitual choice of ' the one thing 
needful j* and it is well when ours 
equally tends to the attainment 
of it. 

Pious and learned men have va- 
riously defined the one thing need- 
ful, but the differences are those of 
sound rather than of signification. 
Admitting mankind to be altogether 
in a tost condition -, snlvtttion is the 
one thing needful for all. Its founda- 
tion was laid before that of the 
world to which it related, by God's 
election of grace, to save sinners 
through the sacrifice of his iJon j 
who, in the fulness of time became 
incarnate, gave himself for us, to 
endure the deat^ of the Cross ; 
and bore the chastisement of our 
peace, that we, by his stripes might 
be healed. But these facts, like 
all in the performance of which tre 
have had no share, can only be be- 
neficial to w«, by the effect which 
our beliet'o? them produces in our 
min<l and conduct. To this pur- 
pose, the grjice of God, as mani- 
fested by the sanctifying influence 
of the HolyJipirit, is no less needful^ 
than it Was, as manifested by the 
sacrifice of the Son of God for the 
pardon of all past offences. This, 
therefore, to each of us, is the one 
thing needfid^ that the love of G«d 

M BSfATf, 

tfionld be ilied Abroad in our h§ari9 the lore of Ood wbi ibed abraid« 

6y the Holy Gho§t. Thi$ drew Mwrj in your heart by the Holy Ghent.* 

to the feet of Jesus, to listen to his But now, perhaps, you find yoar 

doctrine : the want of this gave strength to be perfect weakne«. 

scdpe to the cares and passions of Accumulated infirmities, compli- 

Martha. cated diseases, have reduced yvrar 

Let us bring such a conclusion miud to a state in which H is dis^ 

to the test of our past and present tressingly agitated, when ycm ead 

experience. Have our minds ever hardly tell the cause, though its 

been harassed and perplexed by effect, in the ap^vatino of bodily 

eontroverfial reading, till the ^crip diseases is perfectly Mfc. 8och a 

turesthemselvesseemed to us either state Is perhaps, equally b^nd 

unintelligible, or of doubtful au help from rational eacrtioai, or 

thority ? HOiat was it, that at once friendly consulatioa : but it k aal 

banished all our anxieties on the beyond the reach of the one tbin^ 

subject, and left us as inca|>able of needfiil. The Holy Ghost cma eret 

doubting the truth of Scripture as then ' diflRise the love of God in the 

our own existence ? * The love of heart ;' and nothing mor§ is waated, 

God shed abroad in our hearts by be things however they may, to 

the Holy Ghpst.* assimilate earth to heaves. 'Tber^ 

In times of imminent danger, ftire, being justified by Ihith, we 

what has raised us above {lersonal have peace with God through tmr 

fear, and turned oar dismay into a Lord Jesus Christ ; by whom idao, 

joy unspeakable and full of ^lory > we have access by t^th into this 

And while this has been mingled grace wherein we stand, and rejoice 

with earnest intercession for others, in hope of the glory ivf God ! and 

evidently unfit for eternity, yet not only s j. I>ut we glory In tribu- 

likely, every moment with our- lation also ; knowing that triba- 

•elves, to plunge into its abyss ^ lation worketh patience : and pa- 

what has assured us, that our cries tience, experience ; and experience, 

and tears for their preservation, hope ; and hope maketh not 

were accepted of God ? His 'love ashamed:' or our hope of the 

shed abroait in our hearts by the glory of God cannot be ill-fbanded. 

Holy Ghost.' 'because the love of Ckid is shed 

In weeks of motionless confine- abroad in our hearts by the Holy 

ment to a bed of disease, tc/jcii has Ghost which is given to vs.* 

incapacitated us to form a wish for Rom. v. 1 — S. 

relief, or for any change from what Rabkasmb. 

we then were ? ' The love of God ^ 

shed abroad in the heart by the ... _... 

Holy Ghost.' ^0 X"*- 

• When overwhelmed by sudden TERMS OF ART 

dUtress or loss, attended by per- EMPLOYED BY ST. PAUt» 

manent, and even irreparable da- lUustraied from Antiquities in the Brkmk 

mage — prostrated before (lod in Muteum. 

dismay and terror, by the violence Fbw things are more discouraging 

of these unlooked for strokes of to a writer than a oonscionaneu 

his rod — what has said, ' Feucc ! that the subject on which be is 

Be still!* and immediately there about to treat exceeds hit powers 

was a great calm ?— OMer things, to explain, and those of his reader 

while these trials continued, you to conceive : and yet, in whatever 

Qould not be anxious about No relates to JMtj it must be soi 


iMgMM, Old die iMMBpeleiioe o /and yet, tbey Judged wisely in en- 

Imoiaoliitelleet. F6r this reason^ deavouring to give the term cha- 

amiMir others^ the Holy Spirit has racier, hen, a force superior to that 

dioqglit pfopcr to derive compari- of the term icon, image^ used else* 

aooi aad to drmw eimilitodes from where. 

etcry worliioe of nature^ and firom I humbly conceive, that character 

W9tsrj department of art \ nor is it here is a term of art ; and that this 

eniy wUhoot some acquaintance passage may be illustrated by its 

wm that instance of nature or of opposite : ' statues of silver or gold 

«rt» wliieh has fbrnished the com- cannot be so wrought into character 

pariaon, to acqnire a just notion of as to characterize an attribute of 

the writer*! allttdon, or of the mind Deity; — whereas the Son is the 

of the Spirit, speaking by him. very character of the Divine exist- 

We ha^ aeen that the Apostle in ence.* Statues are dark, dead, 

addraal^ his Athenian aucfitors, rayless, helpless, motionless: — 

aigved oo the impossibility of re- whereas the Son is ' light of light, 

preseotinr a tUTfaie person or a di- very God of very God.* Such is the 

Tine attifimta by form; by gold. Apostle's intention : ' the brigfat- 

sihFCr, or sloiie, graven naeayftan ness of his glory, and character of 

wrm^t IbIo ehetrweter} by human his immutaMe Majesty — ^the coun- 

skOl, and hnprored by the most tenance [tfoo-mw. Hesych.] exhibit- 

PQWtrftil reiteration of considera- ine the essential attributes of the 

tion and refinement. How is it Divine nature, in the most conspi- 

thea, thai this same Apostle speaks cuous and pleasing form ; — mean- 

of one who is the Image [Eixa»^] of ing, as beaming on sinful man. 

Godt S Cor. !▼. 4j and the Image These sentences coincide -, and we 

of the ia«in6i« God, CoL i. 15? Can may observe, that the insertion of 

there be an lau^ge— a lawftil image the article, the, in our translation, 

of God > Can Uiere be an image injures the passage, by separating 

of the Ja rt i i Me God } Nay, more, what should not be separated. 

In a passage which our translation First, ' Brightness of his glory ;*' 

has laboured to eiq>ress with fbrce, the writer draws his simile from a 

If not with perspicuity, he is called visible object : — the sun, for in- 

' the BZFaass image of the Deity's stance, is visible to us by his radi- 

pcrson.' Heb.i. 3. Surely this is suf- ance, his brightness ; suspend this 

ficiently strange in a Hebrew of the means of his manifestation to our 

Hebrews by descent! — I had almost sense of sight, he becomes to us 

said, by nature a liater of images ; extinct : he may exist, or he may 

an Iconoclast of the most decided not : we know nothing of him : 

description. And this last passage he is no longer a sun to us. But 

dsecfics oor notice, as the term radiance, effulgence, is vast, inter- 
used is deriTcd ftam Uie same root minable, insubstantial ; the Apostle 
with that on which Ptol at Athens therefore adds an idea equally sub- 


Immge [Xoypcry, character"] of his his disposition, his immutability, 
person.' i^hat can the term cha^ his Majesty. 
rocfer mean in this placed Our But, how should sinful man be- 
translalors flslt its miportance ; come acquainted with this charae* 
thej therefore added the word * ex- ter? Deity is pure spirit; is not 
yTfst,*^^prcsa image j but there discernible by human senses : can- 
It m^mfnm^^ In the «ri|^i nil bt tetii; eaawot be hetrdi 


it IU19. therefore tranafiBrred*-8hall I 
•ey? its chantcler to a represcnta- 
tire; and in thia representative^ 
we «J1 with open face maj behold 
tiie glorj of the Lord ; and may be 
changed^ too^ into the same image, 
from glory to glory. 

Wbea we look among men, in 
the countenances of some we dis- 
coTer the character of goodness, 
benevolence, wisdom, integrity, 
vtability, and other virtues: their 
features, are, as it were, the index 
of the mind, moulded to this 
ch&rucier. The comparison may 
illustrate the term. God is love ; 
but, we cannot see love in the coun- 
tenance of Gods since no man shall 
see his face, and live; yet in the 
person of the Mediator we may see 
the love of God; in hi$ face every 
feature bespeaks affection : and 
we may freely contemplate it. God 
IS wi§€; but, his wisdom is, like 
himself, pure spirit; it is invisible; 
yet in Christ the wisdom of God is 
clearly seen. The kindness of 

S«e when It thinet in Jesut* face ; 
•The brightest immge of his grace ! 

The justice of God—' the Father 
judgeth no roan; but hath com- 
mitted the office of Judge to the 
Son :* and this brings us again to 
Paul at Athens — ' he hath appoint- 
ed a day in whidi he will judge the 
world, — not in person— but, by that 
man whom he hath ordained/ by 
that man who is constituted his re- 
presentative, who sustains his visi- 
ble cAarac/ff^-the Mediator. 

While, ther^ore, we admire in 
the person of the Son, the features 
of kindness, gentleness, affection, — 
the matei^t philanthropist that 
ever lived ! let us rejoice with trem- 
bling; Ibr, we see, also, traits of 
that awfiil Migesty which becomes 
the Judffe of the whole earth, de- 
termined to do right. And here, if 
the infidel describe ' that ihmg 
eallod Chrittlanity !* aft a tis9ut of 

contrarieties, the most pious Ghria- 
tian may safely agree with him ; 
' He has no form or comeliness,' says 
the prophet : Yes, he has, says the 
Apostle; he is the effulgence of the 
glory of Deity : ' He has no beauty 
that we should desire him:* yea, 
he has, the beautiful character of 
the Divine Majesty become visible. 
' He is a root out of a dry ground :' 
O! no ; he springs from the pro- 
fundity of infinite kindness. He is 
Mercy personified! — ^Yes, but min- 
gled with Justice too. In shoit, if 
there ever were contrarietiet with- 
out contradictions, oppositions with- 
put falsities, or extremes without 
distances intervefting, they .meet 
in the person of Christ, as the cAo- 
racter of the invisible God :— -Who 
can comprehend his essence ? 

Come then, expressive Sileace, muse his 


*»* Mr. Parkhurst has a very lonjf 
article on this word character in his 
Greek Dictionary, in which he en- 
deavours to fix its import to the 
appearances of Deity in the Old 
Testament ; but, I apprehend, we 
are not at liberty to omif any part 
of the Apostle's description ; and 
' the expression, ' he had by himself 
purged our sins,* does not agree 
with any period preceding the 


' Leavin; us sd Example that we should 
follow his stcps.'-«Peter. 

BiOGRAfHY may be considered 
one of the most useful and interest*- 
ing studies which can occupy the 
human mind. 
'The proper study of roaDkinil is man.* 

In this study the learned, and 
the unlearned — the subject, and 
the prince, are aUke interested. 
Here the humble peasant may. 
trooa the (botsups pf his equM 



in' life in the paths of pious obe- 
dience sod resignation to the will 
of God. till he arrived at the spot 
d estiD e d by Providence to con- 
tain his venerable ashes — a spot 
porhmpa miJio/iofd and almost tin- 
kmawm — decorated only by the wild 
iovrers.with vrhich spring annually 
adorns it ; but a spot dear in the 
eye of Deity, and to ^ther the 
ashes from which, angels sliall be 
oommisaioned at the resurrection of 
the joit. Monarchs also may bend 
from their thrones to read the page 
of Inography^ and learo to imitate 
the virtiiea and avoid the vices of 
thoae who have resigned the splen- 
diRtn of a throne, for a dwelling in 
mansions of the grave. But in 
reference to every human being, 
however excellent, we may adopt 
the true but painful language of an 
ancient poet, and say : 

* VitiU nemo line nascitur : optimut 

iUe e%t, 

* Qui miainiU urgetur.' 

Has man then never, since the Fall, 
beheld a perfect character upon 
earth — a character which he might 
have inutated without doing vio- 
lence to a single teeiing of his soul, 
had it remained unpoUuted by sin, 
and imouicolate as it proceeded 
from Deity itself? Yes ! he has 
beheld such a character emphati- 
cally* styled in prophecy, ' Won- 
derful, Counsellor, the mighty 
God, the everlasting Father, the 
FHuce of Peace -, but who, in order 
to appease the wrath of offended 
justice, and reinstate man in bliss 
superior to that which, he had lost, 
condescended to become — the Babe 
of Bethlehem — the Son of the 
Carpenter — the despised Nazarene, 
and the crucified Saviour. 

Why did the Lord of Life and of 
Gluty leave his throne in the hea- 
vens and tabernacle amongst men ? 
The reply is at hand. 'He came 
(among other purposes) to set us an 
example, that we should follow his 

1. An ekotnple of benerole&ce. 
The cry of the distressed never 
reached hb ear unnoticed : he 
bound up the broken-hearted^ 
soothed the sorrowful — visited the 
habitations of woe, and whispered 
in the ear of misery, * Why weep- 
est thou?* — He waited not for a re- 
ply ; but ere the reply could be 
made removed the source of misery, 
for to him all things were known. 
Go, \lsit the gate of the city Nain, 
and the tomb of Lazarus — what is 
their language? ' Jesus wept !* 

2. An example of private prayer. 

' Cold mouDtaiDi and the midnif^ht air. 
'WitDeis'd the fervour of bis irayer; ^ 
* The desert his lempiationt knew, ' 
< His coiiflict and bit victory too.' 

And sh>ill our closets witness ex- 
cuses from us for the neglect of this 
duty ? It was for us that Jesus 
itiitched Hud prayed on Judea's 
mountains — for wt he now sits on 
his throne to intercede, and shall 
we ask no blessings at his hands ? 
* He came to set us an example, 
that we should follow his steps * 

3. We should imitate Christ in his 
Forgiveness of Injuries. Revenge 
never agitated his breast. ' He was 
reviled, but reviled not again. He 
was oppressed and he was afflicted, 
yet he opened not his muuth.' He 
was brought as a lamb to the slaugh- 
ter, and as fw sheep before her 
shearers is dumb, so he openeth 
nothis mouth. No ! he opened not 
his mouth to curse his murderers, 
but to pray for them — ' Father, 
forgive them, they ^know not 
what they do.* Since Christ has 
suffered so much for us, shall a 
few reproaches from a wicked 
world deter us from following liim, 
and avowing ourselves on the 
Lord's side ? If such ingratitude 
possess our breasts, it would have 
been better for us we had never 
been born. 

< Asham'd of Jesus ! sooner far 
hfX fiv'ning blush to own a star.' , 

ii «flATB. 

liMtly, we ihoiiU imitate Cliritt ON THE AFFLICTIONS OV 

in his universal o4trfiti.ce io ku GOD'S PBOPUt. 
tether i wiU, imd iubminwm to Au 

pleasure. Our only inquiry should Esiraci ef m Ltii€r from Ifte ki% Mm. 

be—' Lord, what will thou have Tko, DaMtom^ if Bnmim, la a 

us to do r * God is too wise lo Frwtd aader a verp Umy ^jfiuHm. 

err, too good to be unltind ' BfiiUre€i ApfUtS^ 1T5«. 

' Commit thy way unto the Mauaii 

Lord, and seek his grace to fulfil * i u j t^ 

all his pleasure,' is the language * "^T* "^?f*"y."**, ^^^L 

of the Saviour to us firom his throne "»«* •«»«• * ^^ »« plaasara af 

in the Heavens; for he who was •femg you, to drop you a Iwe, and 

once the Bnhe of BttkUhem, is now ^^}y tx^pnm Uia symp^ky I 

the reinnmg Ood^. He who was once »el for you undw the awlW wM 

ihedetp'md Natartne hat now on heavy affliction which haa btaa ly- 

hU vesture and his thigh written, »« ^».3^«* ^ *»»• ^ 1*^ 

' King of Kingi and Lord of Lords: O^' ^od is a someign, md giv«a no 

He stiU sustains the character of ■???««* ^*ws dispentaUm JO t^ 

the crucified Saviour j but ah ! how children of men. Some of ttaaa* I 

different the scene which angels own, aie plain and easily a»H»tad 

now behold, to that which 5iey ^'^ ^"« attended wUk M gieat 

witnessed on Calvary ;— he who dilRculty, either as to IMp raasoas 

hung on the cross amidst the in- or tendency; but there are oChera 

sulu of a wicked soldiery, wlio ^ ^^ich lie stamps an awM and 

placed a mock sceptre in his hand, ^^^^^ majesty, as bearing aapress 

M surroundwl by angeU and arch- ^arks of sovereignty, in whidi we 

angcU. by ihc spints of the just ^ ^^ ^ to take mir marks 

made perfect, who cast their crowns PT J ^^ when we wouhl laqnire 

At his feet, and cry, ' Worthy is the "to the causes, tendMcy, or fttaais 

Lamb; Jejius now guides the wheels ^ ^^l^' ^V?*,.°^T "* ** 

of Providence, and governs the uni- •«»roh, and find thai « Ood*a way is 

verse with his nod. »» t**« sea, his paths in the aigkty 

Olirisiian ! beholdest thou yonder vfaters, and his footatepa are mC 

sun ? That shaU be btottcd out j «nown/ In such eases, a kaly, 

but Jesus is the same for ever and *»»olute, and child-like rabmiiakm 

ever. He proclaims bv his Word » our unqueationabla doty. To lie 

and MinUters, 'Be thou faithful «* the foot of sovereignty, i» indeed 

unto death, and I will give thee a ^^ P^per posture for eraaturai, 

crown of life.' Follow my exam- «»d the language proper lor oraa- 

ple, and to him that overcomcth tures U, Ps. xuix, 9 ' i vat Aoal, 

wUl 1 grant to sit down with me in ' <^««'' *<»< *y mouth, tecastt 

my throne, even as I also overcame '*«" ''•^*' »*•* Verily sueh a dispo- 

and am sat down with my Father •^tiou is Heaven begun, for it bri^ 

in his throne.* * *^oly serenity and ealmnasa of 

mind along with H, thai fiUa <he 

The leat thmll waste, the skies io smoke soul with joy unspeakable and ftdl 

^^^^y* of fflorv 

Rocks faU to dost, and mountains melt /i A' j • • a ^^ i i. t 

away ; ^' ^^'od IS infimtaly wiae, bdy. 

But fix'd bis word, his savini^ power ^okd good in the choiea of our aAic- 

remains-* tions, the greatness of them and 

si[ah*'rn*''i^''"*"^'^*'^"'^°*'**' t^**' continuance I then ia not a 

i^i^ns > circumstance in them, tiowever itt« 

all-dliecniiii|; •ft. He weigbf r^, fbr fidih to stand ttt grovnd^ 
•Tcrj, erm the most minute piurt and to beliere firmly the infinite 
of tbem in a jnat balance, lo that unerring wisdom, the unchangeable 
it wfli appear oonsiitent with him* love and ftuthfiilness of our hea- 
ad( and worthy of. him ;— beauti- venly Father, is a great point !•—- 
Ibl, glorious, and perfects so per- But it is one part of the trust that 
fleet that nothing can possibly be is due to him, to give him his own 
added to, or taken from it, without way, to give him full scope and 
marring the beauty and perfection latitude, without offering to set 
of the whole. We are rash and bound and limits, to him. He ' 
hasty, and oHen at a loss fbr some knows what he is doing, and wiU 
particidar strokies of his work, that certainly perfect his work, and that 
to oa appear imperfect, and, as which concerns us /or good. 'He is 
we fboliaklT think, would bear to a God of judgement, blessed are all 
be mandad, to which he says, they that wait for him.' His work 
' What I da ye know not now, but is not to be impeded till he has ac- 
hareaftcv ya shall know.' On the complished the good pleasure of 
contrary we ere ready, in a peevish hin will concerning us $ no, not the 
fit of unbelief, to say, ' Hath God minutest parU of it, and he puts no 
fivgottea lo be gracious ? -Hath he more into our cup than is necessary, 
in anger shat up his tender mer- and than we are able to bear; for 
ciea } Will he be favourable no there are no random strokes in Pro- 
more ?* Such thoughts, when they vidence. There is something very 
past through the mind, discompose sweet and composing in that word, 
and unsettle it. and leave us in Ps. ciii, 13, ' Like as a Father 
deep mire where there is no stand- pitieth his children, so the Lord 
ing. But when we can view these pitieth them that fear him.' There 
same dispensations in the light of are some particular dispensations of 
the word, and see that they are Providence, especially those of an 
parts of the grapious and unalter- afflictive kind, that we know uot 
ahle aettlemaat he has made for how to reconcile with the love, 
us in the new covenant, faith then pity, and compassion of a God ; but 
can read the pity, the compassion, the time will come, and is near at 
the tender love and wisdom of a hand, when we shall see not only 
Father, where unbelief could see the small part of Providence that 
nothing but anger and wrath ; and concerned ourselves in this world, 
tlus bnnga the soul to itself again, but the whole piece put together ; 
and sweetly composes and settles it and then all the redeemed company 
by fixing it on a rock where it finds shall with joyful acclamations of 
aoacM footing. praise and wonder sing together, 
I grant indeed it requires uncom- ahd say — ' He hath done all tkings 
mum measures of grace to make us well /' 
bear up under a long-continued 
tnal ; to be tossed on a sea of af- ^* 

fliction. when we can see neither ^^ CHRISTIAN VIGILANCE, 
•on, nor moon, nor stars, for manf 

days; then, perhaps, seemingly * Knowing: the time, that now it uyigh 
bfOQgfat within sight of land, ild timeto awake out of sleep. Rom.xm.n. 

when we think of deliverance, aU , . . . . ''^'^.tt^^M^u.^itf 

— . - ^AA^ «w» k^* k--nb »«.;« fr^ I» 8uicide,where more than blood if spilt. 
on a aodaen, are beat back again to ' Young. 

the deep, where the storm, instead 

of abatlog increases, and looks ten How swift the flight of time ! How 

<iiwwwiittoitimiiftlwalw<lg^ nfid tl^e approach of etemitjr !^ it 

no itSSAYS. 

18 bnt a few yean, ami it leems have done, but from Uiat mooMut 
bat a few days from helpless in- become vigilant and active, and 
fancy to the maturity of manhood, though some darkness still reoiains^ 
or even from the cradle to the it is like that which enveloped the 
grave : and yet on this contracted Egyptians of old, such as may be 
season eternity depends! What is felt. Men in a state of natural 
all the past? It seems, indeed, sleep are insensible of danger. They 
only ' asa dream when one awaketh.' may be exposed to immediate ruin. 
Bat is it, in reality, nothing more even when their sleep is unusually 
than a dream ? Am 1 no more re- sound ; and he who sleeps moat 
sponsible for all the past, than I am soundly in the greatest danger, 
lor those delusive f&ndes which must be considered an object of 
have often agitated my mind in the pity indeed. Think, for a moment, 
hours allotted to repose } Alas ! I of a person fasft asleep in bed, whilst 
remember it b said, ' God will his house is involved in flames ; and 
bring every work into judgment ; * it has been observed that persons 
and ' we must all appear before the in this awfully perilous situation, 
judgment-seat of Christ, that every in consequence of the fiimes which 
one may receive the things done in surround them, are apt to sleep 
his body, whether it be good or more soundly than at other times | 
bad.* If, then, I am responsible so that the dreadful element which 
for every action, and if one-half, causes their danger increases their 
and perhaps two-thirds of my life insensibility. O, with what pro- 
have passed away in a kind of spi- priety may such a case as this he 
ritual stupor, surely it is now high considered as descriptive of the 
time to awake out of sleep. state of unawakened sinners ! As 
Two classes of character are ex- guilty criminals they are in a state 
hibited to our view in the Parable of condemnation, and the wrath of 
of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, God abideth on them ; but they 
of whom it is> said» ' they all slum- perceive no danger. As condemned 
bered and slept.* Some of them are malefoctors, they are only waiting 
represented as being so fast asleep the hour of execution, and ' hell 
that they appear to be absolutely from beneath is moved to ineet 
dead, and to each of them the alarm them at their poming ;* but still they 
is sounded, ' Awake thou that remain awfully insensible. Evoi 
sleepest, and arise from the dead, such as appear in the most danger- 
and Christ shall give thee light.' ous condition, and seem on the 
Darkness is conducive to sleep ; very brink of destruction, manifest, 
and is not every unconverted man in general, as much, and sometimes 
in a state of mental darkness? more, insensibility than others. 
Yes ; and what is worse, ' he Some persons have been known to 
loveth darkness rather than light ;' walk in their sleep, and this is 
and no wonder, for he is like some considered dangerous and alarming 
persons who being in the habit of — they may possibly walk into fire 
sleeping in the dark, cannot pos- or water, or over a dreadful pre- 
sibly enjoy their repose if there be cipice. But is this more alarming 
light in the room. Thus it is with or more dangerous than the pro- 
unconverted men. For if God, who gress which unconverted men are 
commandcth the light to shine out making in a course of sin ? Their 
of darkness, shine into their he?rts next step may precipitate them into 
— if the light of celestial truth once the ' lake which bums with fire 
beam into their benighted minds, and brimstone.* And this must 
tiiey can no longer sleep as they ultimately be the case, unless the 

SftTiMr, whom ^}gy despise, should prored the world to be treacherous* 
uiateb them as brands fh>m the you are constantly dreaming of long 
burniDg. life, and every kind of gratification 
In natural sleep the mind is and prosperity. It seems natural 
frequently employed and agitated for )^u to promise yourselves un- 
by dreams ; and this al^o is known felicity in the enjoyment of 
truly descriptive of men in their earthly riches, honours, or plea- 
natural state. Fast bound in misery sures, especially as you seem to 
and chains, he dreams that he is at have, according to your own calcU- 
perfect liberty. Perishing as he is lation, a long while to live. But if 
in want of all things, he dreams it be a fact, which your own obser- 
that be is ' rich and increased with vation must confirm, and your own 
goods;' thus verifying the ancient experience may testify, that youth, 
prediction, * It shall be as when a and health, and strength afford no 
hungry man dreameth and behold security from the- ravages of 
be esteth ; but he awaketh and his disease, or the arrest of death*— if 
soul is fiiint.* And, indeed, what millions young as you have been 
are all the gay delusions of the called into the eternal world — and 
MTorld but idle dreams and vision- if the small as well as the great 
.<vrY charms, which every one, who must stand before the judgment- 
has been roused from this spiritual seat of Christ, then it is time for 
stupor, is constrained to pronounce you, young as you are, to awake 
but ' vanity and vexation of spirit.* out of sleep. 

• Dream after dream ensues, Men of the world, and men of 

Aud fttiU they dream that they shall still business, what have you been doing 

succeed, ^ all the days of your life ? How 

And suU are disappomted. ^^^^^ ^i^^ ^^^,^ ^^^ ^p^^^j ^^^ ^^ 

In natural sleep there is a pecu- 40 or 50 years, or even out of the 
liar kind of relucrance to being past year, for the exercises of de- 
awaked. A degree of anger and re- votion ? You have, doubtless, been 
sentmeoC is sometimes manifested favoured with means of grace and 
towards those who attempt to wake the ordinances of God's house ; you 
the sleeper. And O what anger have prohnbly been called and ad- 
and resentment are frequently ex- monished by the providence as well 
cited by the intrusive, though mer- as by the word ofGrod, and every 
ciful anxiety of those who endea- admonitory caution leaves you more 
vour to rouse the spiritual sleeper guilty, if disregarded 3 how then 
from his awful repose. Hence all have these means been improved ; 
that malignity which discovers have they been regarded as they 
itself in various ways, after any ex- ought, or have you still slumbered 
ertions have been made in order to and slept ? Remember the heavy 
introduce the Gospel into a town responsibility which devolves upon 
or village. Alas ! there is an awfiil you as parents or heads of families ; 
rdnctance to being thus aroused is there not a great deal of arduous 
from their long and peaceful slum- duty to be performed in your rela- 
bera. tive capacity, and have you lost so 
Permit me now to address much time already ? Surely then it 
myself to some of difierent ages is high time to awake out of sleep, 
azid different stations in life. — But what shall I say to the aged? 
My yoiing friends, you are just Surely the man who seems already 
lannching out on the boisterous to have one foot in the grave, and 
ocean of life with a fair prospect ' whose hoary locks proclaim his 
bafisTO 701^ and m you have not lengthened yearsZ-^surdy he had 

m iMWAYB. 

eaougli to eooviaoe him lluH it 10 aacmiet do notslMp* yowr Judge It 

high time to aweke. I will, there- not asleep, and if out of Christ, 

tort, only saj to these. Old men your damnation slumbereth not. 

and fiithers, remember the words Let proiesainf Christians especially 

of the Apostle, and let the ge- beware of this too prevalent and 

neral debility of your firame, and dismceful stupor, which binds and 

the numerous pains which you feel, locks £ut all their spiritual encr- 

with all the various harbingers of jpes, and reduces them almost to 

death, convince you, that now, manimate statues. Let it be fo- 

standing as you do just on the membered that the world and all 

brinl^ or eternity, it is indeed high its cares are powerfid opiates, which 

time to awake out of sleep. sddom fail to induce this spiritual 

But let each one hear the warn- sleep. Perhaps some of my rea- 

ing voice of his own conscience, ders have found it sa ' Where is 

and perhaps its language will be the blessedness ye spake of, when 

something like this : Have I al- first aroused from the lon^ sleep of 

ready slumbered away so much sin ) Where is now thai ardour 

time, and is every day as irreoover- which then injured your breast^ 

ably lost as the years before the and stimulated you toaction ? Does 

flood, and have I not only been idle, heaven appear less worthy of your 

but worse than idle all the days of regard as you draw nearer to its 

my life $ surely then, it is high pMiy gates } Where is now that 

time to awake out of sleep. Have holy fervour which gave enci^ to 

I not found that the habits of sin all that you did, when, by every 

strengthen with its practice, and is act you seemed to say, ' Come, see 

it not evident that sloth Increases my zeal for the Lord of Ho^ V 

my danger by giving advantage to Let such as have become remiss in 

all my spiritual foes j and is it not their spiritual course recollect, that 

possible that I may some day drop though the parallel of resemblance 

into hell, before I am aware oi dan- between natural and spiritual sleep 

§er, or have fled for refuge to the mig^t be run to a considerable 
on of God ? Surely then it is high lei^^, yet there is one awful dia«> 
time to awake out of sleep. Dms parity, and that is, that whilst na^* 
my eternal happiness depend on the tural sleep strengthens and re- 
right improvement of time, is every freshes^ and invigorates the human 
day in reality of more value than a frame, these spiritual slumbers do 
kingdom or a worid, and have I but stupify, and degrade, and en* 
already lost 80, 30, or 40 years ) feeble all the powers of the sonL 
Surely then it is high time to awake And now let each one remember 
out of vleep. is time entrusted to that if he would serve God accept* 
my care as a talent to be improved, ably, and glorify the Redeemer 
and must I give an account of all here on earth — if he would dia- 
the years and days that I have charge those duties which must be 
thoughtlessly squandered away } done ' now or never,* — if he would 
surely then it is high time to awi^ live honourably, and at last finish 
out of sleep. his course with joy, that is, if he 
Is this the voice of conscience } would die without feeling a ter- 
Hear then once more, (and it may rible uncertainty as to what will 
be the last time) hear the voice of become of him through an endless 
friendship. What meanest thou, O duration, it is time, it is now high 
sleeper, arise, call upon thy God, if time, to awake out of sleep, 
so be that God will ' think upon G. B-^. 

thee that tbim perish not.' Your jyHMmu, 


lOL THOMAS SQUIHE Howell, Jackson and otiiers to preach 

Died Jio. t7f 1819, at Ottgoodby near to them : and it was almost entirely 
Ibinky Tockahirey in tlie 63rd year owing to his exertions, that a chapel 

•f hit age. Ht was bom at GeUthorp, 
alooc Doute in theparLthofWhlxlev, 
in the road from uiarrogate to York. 
He occu|acd a him at Gatchill, in the 
lame Dei^hbouihood fur many years 
under Lora Oalway. From early life 
he wet nnich noticed for his superior 
intdlifenee, ooociliating manners, and 
chaste coovenation. Any one who 
ngarded hb leputatioo, lued to think 

was erected at Thirsk in 1804, and 
another at Sutton in 1810. lie also 
co-operated witli some other friends in 
buiiaine a chapel at Easingwold in 
1815. In these erections it is thought 
he expended not less than 500^ lie 
contrmuted ten guineas a y^r toward 
the support of a stated minbtry at 
Sutton. But he assumed no lordly 
authority in the church on these 
it a suffioent piiiof id his having been accounts ; his spirit was truly christian, 
in food company, if he could say that and many were won o/er to the cause 
MrSqaiiewastnere. He was naturally of religion by his unblamable conver- 
ofabcttevelait disposition: flur when sation. His house was always open 
a ywog jsan, wiui the prospect of for the entertainment of ministers of 
having a fiunily cf his own, tie un- the gospel. Many have a pleasurable 
dcftook the guurdianship of several and melancholy remembrance of their 
oqilianchiUren,iriUi a scanty provision visits to this sequestered spot, where 
for their maintenance, after every the enchanting scenery in his estate, 
other friend had refused the charge. and the sublimity of the adjoining 
About the year 1795, the works of mountains, acquired new attractions 
Mr. Herr^ fdl into his hands. No by the pleasing society of their amiable 

and intelligent host. 

It was his study to make all easy and 
happy about him. <When the ear 
heard him, then it blessed hiui, and 
when the eye saw him, it gave witness 
to him ; because he delivered the poor 
that cried, and the fatherless, and him 
that had none to help him/ His house 
was the house of prayer, order, and 
happiness. His servants regarded him 
ratncr as a fadier than as a master ; 
and when his sudden death was an- 
nounced to them, ihey hastened to the 
spot where the body of their beloved 
employer was laid, to n*ourn together, 
givmg vent to their filial grief in floods 
of tears. 

That preaching pleased him most 
which was lively, serious, and searching. 
His mind wa« devoid of cantiuusiiess ; 
tbenumstry of the Rev. W. Howell of he never dropped a word tooepreciate a 
Knarasborough; by whom he was preacher who aimed at doine j^ood to 
confinncd in his views of evangelical souls, perfectly content if Christ was 
tnithv and introduced to a circle of preached. He used to say that he 
r rl jp om friends. received as much benefit from sermons 

better calculated to shake 
the prindples of self-righteousness, 
than TberoD and Aspasio, and the 
perusal of this work excited serious 
afprebension about the safety of his 
statci^ and the soundness of the 
doctmes whkh he had been ac- 
customed to hear. He tokl the writer 
that he thus judged ; that if Uie sen- 
tiaenta maintained by Hervey were 
tnie^ the sermons which were 
preached by his minister were very 
ocfidcac He had tecourse to a 
scriptural investigation in decidina; 
en these clerical discrepencies, which 
tenninatcd in the convictbn that the 
Vicnr of Weston Favell had the Bible 
en hb Mde, as well as the Prayer Book 
and the standard doctrines of Protes- 
1.^ He now occasionally attended 

year 1797. Anxious tneni. Though 
la pffMMte the best interest of his new trjivel to his jplace of worship, he was 
iMfllbboiiiti lie invited Messrs* Norris, in the habit of^attendini^ so cqus^uxX^ , 

|« OBlTlfAltT. 

Chftt If bit MU vert ever empty, S^nd, 1€l^, in the T^th year of his 
bis friends coDcluded that he was age. He appears to iiavc btren ltd to 
either indisposed or from home. a merciful Redeemer for pardon of sin 
He was * steadfast, unmoveable, a1- and full salvation, when in his SSrd 
ways abounding in the work of the year. In a letter to a friend written at 
Lord/ till his Master came and called that time, zfier alluding to the good- 
him home. On the morning of the ness of Go^l towards him in providence, 
96\h January, 1819, he complained of he thus writes : ' But these are the 
a pain in the breast; he rode out in the least of his mercies, for he has been 
afternoon, but his indisposition ratlier pleased to call me to a knowledge of 
increased, attended with sickness and Iiis 4}ear Son Christ Jesus : and for his 
vomiting. His apothecary was called sake to pardon all the sins of my past 
in, who thought he had taken cold, a life. Tliis is an act of Almighty love, 
little medicine wa sent to remove it, of rich and distinguishing grace, for 
with an intimation that he would be which neither men nor angels can 
well in a few days. These hopes, alas ! render sufficient praise. I, an un- 
were fallacious ; for on his hoiisekeeper happy wretch, who was oootinually 
going into his room to administer the rainng again^ the all-sufficient merits 
medicine, at seven o'clock the next of the precious Mood of tha Son of 
morning he was a corpse. It was the God ; and dcspbing, and evil treating 
opinion of his medical attendant, tljat those wlio connded in his finiskied sal- 
he died of a sudden spasmodic affection vation, was lately made a subiect of his 
in the stomach. His remains were in- sovereign grace.' About this time he 
terred at ^^ hixley, amidst a great con- united with the church of Christ, in 
course of people, on the following Sa- Jewin Street, London, under the pas^ 
turday. A funeral scrmun was preach- toral care of the excellent Mr. Hart; 
ed for him, from Isaiah Ivii. i, <>, at after whose decease he attended at the 
Sulton, by his relative and inhmate Tabernacle, MoorfieUN, until he left 
fnend, the Rev. James Jackson, to a London to reside at Chcshunt, Herts, 
greater number of people than perhaps From this place, after the loss of his 
ever assembled for worship in the vil- wife by death, he removed to Pucke- 
lage before. ridge, where he continued but a sliort 
Tew men have lived more l)elovcd, time, and fin illy settled at Ware, 
or died more lamented. So fair did ^\herever he resided it was his con- 
his profession shine, that slander her- stant aim to do good, both to the 
nelf^was silenced ; for he had the praise, liodies and souls of his fellow qrca- 
without the woe, of all men speaking turcs ; but no one ever heard to better 
well of him. The doleful tidings of his purpose the sclf-denyine admotiition 
decease turned every house into mourn- of the Son of God, • take heed that 
ing, through a circle of several miles, ye do not your alms before men, to be 
each person lamenting as if he had lost seen of them ; otherwise ye havt* no 
a friend. — .Mr. Squire was a widower, reward of your father which is inhea- 
left no issue, and died intestate. The vcn.'^. Tothe Bible Society 
pecuniary rciiources of the snlall con- and to the London Missionary Siodiety, 
gregatiun at Sutton, were expected to he cheerfully gave his aid; but his at- 
sustain a heavy loss by the death of tention was chiefly directed to poor 
one of its principal patrons; but the chUdren. Those in the town of his re- 
heir at law of his real property, it is sidence received his kind assistance, 
understood, has most handsomely in- but a little school in an obscure villajge 
timated, that he should continue the at some distance, was his favourite 
annual subscription, for the support of object. Here he provided itistniction 
the Gospel where his relative wor- for the mind, and clothing for the 
shipped. J. U. body; and walked many miles to visit 
jsjssssrrrrr hls little scholars, and impart his 

MR. FRANCIS GOULD, ^^^n^y- ^^o reserved was his disposi- 
tion, that he entirely shunned society, 

or WARE, H£RTS. Jq ihis he might be blameable; but 

Finished his course on earth, and en- )«robibly the inconsistent conduct of 

tered into the joy of hit Lord, August too oxany professors of religion^ might 


hare been the cauie. Like David he a * peace maker/ and equally so for 

might have heard the slander of many, his attachment to public worship. 
Some persons wondered how he could 

spend iiis timev hut whilo they were RECENT DEATHS, 

engaged in paltry visits, and trifling ' Suddenly, at Wolverhampton, Oct 

conversation he was employed in his 30, Mr Benj. Mander, whose laudable 

chamber, either studying the holy efforts to secure the ministry of the 

scriptures, or catting out coats axxl truth in the meeting-house of which be 

garments fbr the poor; in which work was trustee, are well knowu to the re- 

and iahotir of love he took great de- ligious public. 

li^ht. Uk ooovorsatioD "WMhrtbUmify Dec. IQ, died a^ed 8i, at YelvertoA^ 
tpirituaif and his attendance on public in the county ol Northampton, Do- 
worships was anutmi mnd muietual. rothy, the widow of the late Viet, 
When f!MXnmiAy weak througn the do- Tliomas Strange, many years pn)- 
cay of his constitution, he tottered to testant dissenting minister, at Kllsby, 
tbe house of God, and with a cpim- in the said county. She was an l!s» 
tenanpe almost heavenly, listened to raelite, indeed, in whom there w^s no 
the sound of the glorious gospel of gtiile. To the last she manifested aa- 
ChrisL About a week before his de- ardent attachment to the Redeemer, 
cease^ft friend who called on him savd, and great delieht in the ordinances or 
that» * his discourse was truly delight- religion. As her course was hohr, s^- 
ful ;* on the fblk>wing Lord's cay murn- it pleased God that her end should be 
iag bis nortil Ule etprcd, and like pou:eful. Under a most severe afflic- 
the ear of oom fully ripe, he gently tion, which terminated her life, she 
bowed his hesd and diedf. * Say ye to was supported by those words, < tlie 
the ri^iteoos that it shall be well with I^rd is mv light and my salvation I 
him, for they shall eat of the fruit of whom shall I fiear ? the Lord is the 
their doiog^'^ laa. iii. 10. strength of my life, of whom shall I 

R. O. N. b« afraid ?' from whidi the writer 

preached her funeral sermon. Know^^ 

«• . t « #^,* .^^« « *"o ^^ whom she believed, and lomiinc 

BftALACHJ TICE, Esq. to depart that she might be with Chrii^ 

TTOworAy gentleman departed this f^^ T^^^}^ breathed her spirit into bis 

life, at ChristcEurch, Hants, Sept. «3, ^^^'1^\ ^""^ ^^^^ T**^'* *?''"' ^2 

in the«lslyearofhu4e.Ue wasanatiic T— ^ P^^^^' exemplary conduc^ and 

of M^ndlofd, Dorset Far more than ^^^^ benevolence, endeared her to 

fifty Tsvs he iUed the office of deacon, *k ,7*!1 ^"^• *"'' J*"-^ nghteooe 

ia fbt IiMlepciideBt Church in his X^^ ^ *"^ «» everlastmg remem* 

Mive town; of which church his ve- ^^^^^' "• K. 

■eraUe jcrandfiither, the Rev. Malachi At South Cave, Yorkshire, the Rev. 

Blake, was pastor, during an equally Richard Tapp, many years disseotu^ 

long period. He was the descendant minister there. 

^ a respectable race of ancestors, OnDec. dlstatIslingten,Mrs. Gri& 

among the regular dissenters, some of fiths, aged 80, relict of the late Rev. 

vhofls solbrra from their attachmrat John Griffiths, of Hitchen. 

ts ■oa^eonformity. At Walworth, suddenly, Dec. $V 

Ketare bad ^ven him a soutid iin« Mr. G. D. Clark, successor of Mr. 

dnsmdiiiK which was much improved Towle, in the Borough, 

by n eiMleiit eilucaron, and nifthly At Pancras, Dec d4. George Baa* 

caB^teoed 1^ the principles of Chris- ster, Esq. formerly of Beaufort BuilcU 

thu^. ings,aged81. 

^As a dissenter he was firm to his On Sunday the 26th, at Brighton^ 

prinrifJes, but exercised true chari^ to the Rev. Frederick Hamilton, aged df . 

•(beis who differed from him. The formerly assistant to the Rev. fticharcl 

CBose ef benevolence never applied to Winter, New Court London, and aft.'r- 

kirn in vain, and the claims of reli- wards, tor many years Minister of the 

pBO were amply satisfied by the libe- Independent Congregation, in Union 

1^ of his bounty. Street, Brighton, of which Dr. ^tfm 

Bt«W|tahicidar^dlsthigiush«i as is the present pastor. 

I ^ 1 


MORAL SKETCHES of prerailiiiff 
OpiuioDt and Maoner^, Foreipi ana 
Donicttic ; with Hrfitrtitnu m Frtiprr, 
By Hannah More. Fourth Edition. 

Wb are lorry that we have permitted this 
cicelleut work to remain unnoticed in 
our Review until St hat arrived at a 
fourth edition. It may teem now almost 
unnecetftary, yet, as tome of our readers, 
particularly in the country, may not have 
teen it, we thall, with much pleature, re- 
commend it to their attention, at the au- 
thor teemt to consider thit at, probably, 
the laU effort of her pen. 

The volume coutisu of three parts ; the 
first it entitled Foreign Skttcket ; tlie te- 
cond. Domestic Sketches t and the third, 
JMUetwHS on Prajfer, 

Mrt. More firtt notices the eafemest 
of our -countrymen, immediately on the 
peace, to vitit, and even reside in France : 
— * to vitit a country which had filled our 
own with widow t add orphang, and which 
had made the rett of Euro|>e a scene of 
desolation. Not only hundreds of thou- 
aandt of our countrymen, aud women, 
and children, but millions of our money, 
•o teverely wanted at hf>me, \iere trans- 
ported from every port, to visit this lately 
execrated country.' 

But, the complains, France was not 
made a place for a visit, but for a home — 
a place for the education of Protestant 
children.* Men have returned with 
French habits. French principles are im- 
ported. French alliances arc contracted, 
and even a French theatre it established. 
We are lotin|^ our national character. 
The deterioration it by many thought 
already visible. 

Among^ the evilt resultinf^ from this 
raf^, Mrs. More mentions the mania for 
whatever is foreifm, and the injury sus- 
tained by our English manufactures from 
the abundant importation of French 
articles of dress and decoration — ^the in- 

Iury thus done to young English females, 
>y depriving them of empk>yment, and 
exposing them to temptation, is feelingly 
dMcribA, and we should think that no 
pious English lady could read this pas- 

*Tbe wife of a respectable farmer 
being asked what she had done with her 
daughter, replied, * 1 have Frenched her, 
and mutieked her, and shall now cviy 
her to Fnuice»' ^ 

sage, without determining to consign her 
French fripperies to the flames. In shorty 
Mrs. More deprecates the effects of so 
much familiarity with France; and fears, 
as we do, that the noble simpficity, the 
honest rectitude, the sound sense, and 
the native modesty which have long been 
the characteristics of the British people. 
wUl be lost. 

In two distinct sections, Mrs. More 
gives us * the French opinion of EngGsh 
society,* and ' the English opinion of 
French Society ;* the object of both Is to 
prove that the tastes of the two coontriea 
are opposite to each other — that if» indeed, 
we were sent into this world merely to 
be enterulned — to talk, to shine, to be 
admired^we might learn much from oar 
gay neighbours: but Mrs. More shews 
that the boasted elegance of the conver- 
sation-parties of France was too fre- 
quently a veil to conceal the true cha- 
racter and real manners of the actors ;-^ 
that where the evil did not eitend so far, 
there was a frivolity of pursuit, a profli- 
gacy of habit, and a contempt of religion, 
scarcely concealed ;~and that to the 
silly love of flattery, the French are ready 
to sacrifice the innocence of youth, the 
consolations of age, and the hopa of im- 

In the second part of this valuable 
work, entitled * Domestic Sketches,' we 
have vimt excellent thoughts on ' Sound- 
ness in Judgment, and Consistency in 
Conduct '—on * Novel Opinions in Re- 
ligion ' — on ' the Evil Effecu of the late 
Secession of certain Clergymen from the 
Establishment ' — on * the Exertions of 
Pious Ladies ' _ on * High Profession 
and Negligent Practice — Auricular Con- 
fession — Unprofitable Readinr ' — and 
' the Borderers.' — Our scanty hmits will 
not permit us to give even a slight sketch 
of each of the^e, but they all contain 
sentiments of the most valuable nature, 
and such as cannot be read without profit. 
We wish that the thoughu on *Novd 
Opinions' may be duly considered by 
professors of religion; then few will adopt 
either what is falsely called ' the rational 
system,' or rather the Socinian scheme, 
on the one hand, or the Antinomian creed 
on the other. Alluding to the recent Se- 
cession particularly, she say<, * Extrava- 
gance in rehgion is a kind of spiritual 
empiricism, which is sure for a time to 
Uf bold on the vulgar. The ignonut 


pAtient, in both cases, who frequently Sermons on the most important Doc- 
f^^ liule sttenlioQ to the established trines of the Gospel; comprehending 
physician, is sure to be attracted by any the PriviUfet and Duties connected 
new nostrum from the laboratory of the with the Belief of those Doctrines;-^ 
■rrefular prescriber: he is resorted to By J. Thornton. — ^2vols. 8tf. 
with more confidence in proportion to the We might suppose that sermons on all 
reputed Tiolence of his catholicou; the ductrioes and duties of the Gospel 
and he who despised the sober practt- were in the Greatest abundance. And 
Uoiier,swttUow8,without scruple, the most yet such is the vast variety of topics 
penucions dm; of the advertising profes- Christianity unfolds ; such the peculiar 
sor.' Mrs. More laments, as we have tast^ of different authors ; and such the 
luag done, thai young ministers, who had habits and feelings of the various classes 
scarcely begun to learn, should venture of the Christian community, that we 
to broach new sentiments, and set up a ought not to complain of their multi- 
new sect^to the destruction of many well- plicity. It would, especially, be as in- 
disposed, bat weak persons, enan^oured judicious as uufeeliog, to complain of 
with the lore of novelty. Their differ- the appearance of another volume of ser- 
cncea araoog themselves, and the la- mons from the estimable pen of Mr* 
meBtablt errors into which someof them Thornton. 

have fidlen, too fully prove the rashness Having passed a favourable opinion of 
•I their oondnct. the first volume, we shall only express 

The chapter on ' the Exertions of Pious our pleasure on finding a second eoitioir 
Ladies,' deaerres attention. Kind cau- of it called for ; and hasten to notice the 
tiona are sanetted with regard to the mo- second volume now on our table. It 
fives by which our actions are produced, contains fifteen sermons, on the Deceit- 
' It is of inportance to examine whether fulness of Sin— Jesus Christ the Great 
our most meful, if busy, pursuits are Deliverer— on the Danger of neglecting 
not influenced by a natural loudness for the Great Salvation — the aggravated 
buiitle, an animal activity, a love of no- Evil and awful Consequences of Unbe- 
tice. Whether even our charitable labours livf — on Conversion — Forgiveness of 
grow nm, more from a restless spirit, than Sius — on the Teaching of the Holy Spi- 
frum r^ piety.' These inquiries, as con- rit — Warning against the Love of the 
du. ted Ijt Mrs. More, can do no harm; World — Watchfulness against the Great 
they will be useful. And let not the Enemy — on the Necessity of Holiuess---a 
reader suppose that she wishes to restrain good Conscience*— a good Hope — Chris- 
the pious female firom zealous pursuits — tiau Fortitude — Christian Freedom — the 
she wishes only to regulate thein. She Perseverance of the Saints. 
considers it, not as the reproach, but We do not admire, in published dis- 
' the glory oi out age,' that among the courses at least, the plan of briuein^ a 
most useful and aealous servants of our topic to a Text, instead of the logical 
DivtBe Master, are to be found of * devout method of dcduviug a subject from it. 
audtmnourable womennotafew.' Ladies, Saurin is a happy ingdcl in this respect. 
whose own education not having been The eighth sermon in this volume, to 
limited to the harp and the sketch-book, mention no more, is an instance of the 
though not unskilled in either, are com- imprt»priety of which we complain. The 
petent to teadi others what themselves Tent is taken from xh^i first part of tha 
have been taught; who disdain not to be pas<;age, * Love not the world;' and the 
employed in the humblest offices of Chrib- sermon is entitled, * Warning against 
tiau charity, to be found in the poorest the love of the World ;' but in our 
cottage, at the bed-side of the sick and opinion the force of the warning lies 
dying; irfaosc daughters, if not the best in the last member of the sentence. — * If 
mifsery, are the l^st catechisers; whose any man love the world, the love of the 
houses are houses of prayer, whose closets Father is not in him ' And yet Mr. T. 
arc the scene of devout meditation; who, speaks of the injurious tendency of the 
not CQBiented with a stinted modish inea- love of the world, and uf tis alienating 
sure of a single attendance on pubhc the bean from God ! Now all this, and 
wofship, so contnve to render the more than this, the latter part of the 
hours of repast subser\'ient to those ot passage obviously supplies; then why 
duty, as to make a second visit to the should it not be made a part of the Text 
temple of their God, and who endea^our and the discourse? Mr. T. may need 
to renin the odour of sanctity, shed on the hint as little as most men ; but 
the sarred day, through the duties of the young preachers and authors should be 
veek.' aware of following a fancy rather than 

'Hie ' RcAectioni on Prayer,* must be cultivating a good taste. 

till oor next Number. We think, however, that this Yolumt 


nxwm OF BMUWom fumjgaiidiis. 

iMst to Moel tb€ 4nt» ID Buuiy of iU 
leadiof £Baiurc4. Mr. T. Appears to have 
caufht the mmHti0 of our Uu worthy 
friend Bmck; thU it no mcmn praise. At 
least there U a icood deal of tnat ease ; 
that freedom from pedautry; that dis- 
l^y of solid seuM; aud that forcible 
i^plicatiou of the subject which we so 
much a^lmire in Mr. Buck's wriuugs 
You see iu both instances » the man who 
luiows what he is about, and truly earnest 
in his cause. The closing paragraph in 
the fmrih sermon, and many utners, 
aflfonl happy proofs of this. 

We must uuw conclude, by wishing that 
|he circulation of these valuable sermons 
may be e&tensive and lasting; but we 
could also wish to see a eki^jter edition 
for the poorer classes. 


NO FICTION ; a Narraiivt foundid om 

recent and tnteretting FaeU, — 2 vuU. 

8vo. Second Editiou, lit. 
Our fhvourable seutiuieuts of this work, 
given in the Magaxiue for July last, have 
been confirmed by the suffrage of the 
discerning public — a secoud edition hav- 
ing been called fur at au early period ; 
and we cannot but repeat our hope that 
these volumes will prove highly beneficial 
to the youth of our numerous congrega- 

The principal characters of the work 
are drawn from liie ; for it is reatljf what 
it professes to be — a narrative /funded 
on facts: and however extraordinary 
some of those facts may appear to be, 
jet we are assured by the uutlior, (who, 
we will venture to say deserves credit; , 
that ' the truth is often lowered rather 
than heightened,' some circumstances 
being actuary suppressed, lest they 
should appear to be improbable. 

The leading character iu these vo- 
lumes is J^/evre, a youth of uiiieteeo, 
at first remarkably promising, but of 
sanguine pas^iious ; gradually led 
astray into the paths of sin aud toJly, by 
associating with carnal companions* 
but at length, by the special grace of 
God, restored. We think this narrative 
well adapted to awaken a godly jealousy 
ofselr, aiida holy watchfulness against 
the seductions of evil in our young 
friends ; while the sol>er piety, caution 
prudence, and steady friendship of 
l>ougUu (another principal character in 
the work) affords a bright example that 
forcibly claims imitation. Several scenes 
in these volumes are painted from na- 
ture ; we advert particularly to the glory 
of the /fWrnon, which is affectingly sim- 
ple, and finely displays the piety and 
ospitality of the English co ttager. 

We do Ml coQcavt of Hw voile <■» 
one of the vory first order in conpot^ 
lion or style; but, on the whoW, we 
judge very favouimbly of the Mithof^e 
talents, and hope to wUnets their furthor 
improvement in some future aodertakini^. 
This, however, is highly credital-lCy no 
well to his talents as hit piety, and it one 
of thote few workt of m /fm ^ n i ftotion 
which we can tafely recooMncad to oar 
young friends 

FENDED, M oiMiPrr te IsUtn Jy • 
Lajfman; with a view U exfou ike 
Errors t/tk^ UniiariaM Kraan. By 
S. Newton, Wiiham. 8«o. 3^. M. 

' Tub Triuitarian't Ap|»cal' wai a mall 
tract (price 3^.), In antwer to * the Uni- 
tarian's Appeal.' The fomerwe rcmcai- 
her to have read with much pUaaure, ' 
though we are not sure that we fevi«w«d it. 
It was, however, sharply aiuBiiidvcried 
on in * Letters \w a Laynao/ aad this 
pamphlet is a reply to thofe Itftttn. 

Mr. Newton is far too well known to 
necl our recommendation ; but we can- 
not deny ourselves the pleasure of tpeak- 
iug of him as a iudicious divine and able 
polemic. In the tract, Mr. Newton, 
writing for the generality of Christiana, 
founded his argumeots on our popular 
version, in this the remarks of the Lay- 
man made it necessary for him to rrour 
to the original Scripturtit hi order to 
Jufttifv the translation on which he rea- 
soned : hut he does more, aud tumiug 
a^sailaut in his turn, attacks^ with great 
ability and shrewdness, many of the 
alterations attempted to be introduced in 
the Unitarian Version, and, in ct neral, 
we consider his remarks fbrcibla and 

A Letter to the Rev. Dr. Cbalners of 
Glasgow, on the distinctive Characters 
of the Protestant and Roman Catholic 
Religions ; oceanoned by tke pmbUcmtion 
of kU Sermon for the Benefit of the 
Hibernian Society. By the Rev. Robt 
Bums, Paisley. 
Wrre it not U)r the great number of 
pamphlets always in hand, this able one 
should have had at least a transient no- 
tice before. The good temper. Christian 
candour, manly argument, and godly 
seal here employed ; accompanied by a 
sufficient acquaintance with the real state 
of the Catholic religion, are such as 
entitle Mr. B. to our sincere esteem. And 
in the few imp<irtant points in which be 
differs from Dr. C. we think his argu- 
ment* are tht most weighty ami deci- 



ijOlEMZO s or, tiMTtleorUie Redtmp* 

8vo. 4$.6d. 

On flnt opemiic tbit book we art led to 
•aspect Uui it U one of the elennt trifles 
of tbe day ; coosistini; of good priDting, 
•B good paper, with a larfe margiu; 
wlucb» when deariy purdiased, is found 
to ooataia very littUy and that Utile good 
for nothhig) but, on looking over its 
contents, we perceive that it would be 
H^oetly estimated by judging from ap- 

Tfais Poam is probably the production 
oF a youi^ author, but of one who pos- 
lesflds a cultivated mind, a correct taste» 
and a mosinl ear ; and who has the ad- 
Taatagc of the whole being directed by 
pore seatimanls. The reader will dis- 
cover ma^y passa^^ in the best manner 
of Lord BjinOf as m the following verses, 
p. 4. 

* Hast thov seep the bow of heaven. 

Radiant tbto' the gathering shower ? 
Hast thoa saen the dew of even 
Guttering on the fairest flower ? 

* Hast thou seen those eyes in sadness 

SMrkle brighter thro' a tear ; 
And could bail that hour with gladness. 
Grief might seem so lovely there — ?' 

and will observe generaUy, in the irregu- 
lar stanza, and flowing melody of its 
•tructure, a strong resemblance to Walter 
Scott's Lay of the last Minstrel ; but in 
the sttt^ect, the desipi, and the impres- 
sions it may make, it is greatly superior 
to anything the above authors have 
Vitherto written. The narrative of this 
Poem contains but few incidents, which 
might have been told in a smaU space ; 
but it seems to have t>een formed like 
a sketch on the canvas, merely fur 
rrouping the figures, or displaying the 
dra|ienr of the piece; or, as the simple 
plot ofa Grecian tragedy, giving occasion 
kr the finest appeals to the feelings. 
The stoiy f the Coni^ersion of a Libertiue) 
is frequently suspended by pathetic des- 
criotion ; even the principal subject, * the 
Tale of Redemption ' (not a very appo- 
site title). Is made an appendage to the 

The Poem is divided into four Cantos, 
each consisting chiefly of foar>lioe verses 
of varied metre ; in the first Canto are 64 
verses ; in the second, 98; in the third, 57; 
and in the fourth, 94 verses ; by which may 
be judged the Quantity of matter in the 
Poem : we shall now present the reader 
with a few specimens, by which he may 
estimate its quality. Here we must con- 
uh our own limiu. On page the 8tb is a 
long of .Lorenyo, of foufifen veiatts we 
cia only give the two fint. 

* UaA 1 on timt sigh a sonl fasth riitft 

to rest, 
Sweet was the smile that bid it burst to 
A heaven-bom beam iUum'd his dying 
And gently stiU'd its last convulsive 

< Calm was the setting of that summer sun. 

And round iu throne sttU glury burstt 
on high; 
Tho' sunk awhile, not yet its race is ran. 
It decks another, and a brighter sky/ 

Page 26, a minstrel is introduced 
whose described habits wiU remind the 
reader of Dr. Beattie's Minstrel ; he is 
the instrument of Lorenzo's conversion, 
and afterwards proves to be his son i in 
page 28, is an exquisite song of his, of 
thirteen verses, it begins thus — 

< O I have seen a joyous hour, 
A joyous hour to me ! — 

The suu glaoc'd thro' yon Ivied tower, 
Its beam shot o'er the sea. 

* And I have seen the fishers bark 

The distant glury seise, 
That on the hurizun scem'd a spark 
Stmck from that sudden blaze! — 

* And I have seen the wave dauce high. 

And sparkle far awav. 
While near in gloom the waters Ue, 
Nor feel that quickening ray ; 

< Like distant hopes, they seem as bright 

And glimmer from afar ; 
Yet who would e'er regret the night 
UnveiUng yonder star 1 

' Thro' doubt, and darkness, and despair. 

That oft surround our way. 
More glorious shiues th' horizon where 

Da\%us everlasting; day— 

On the 33rd page the minstrel sings 
again in a more solemn and impressive 
manner : Lorenzo is deeply affected by it, 
and the Poem proceeds with the relation 
of his despair of Divine mercy, and of his 
mar\'ellous deUveraiice from self-destruc- 
tion, together with a mvsterious dream, 
in which the story of Redemption was 
* Blaz'd on tvery star.' fp.- 52). Speak- 
ing of his doubts (p. 62), he < 
th«m to 


* The mist that hides the mountain's brow. 
The veil that wraps the landscape gay. 

Hath risen but from earth below. 
And melts in tears to earth away.' 

At length the minstrel, Elfrid, confirms 
his hope by a recital of the ' Creation, 
FaU,' and ' Redemption of Man ;' and the 
Poem closes thus : 

' Ue was my Son 

But he is cone— yet 1 have Uv'd to provf 
The wonarous story of Redeeming lovt 4 



Ill beam of Joy hath o'er my boiom paw'd, 
Aod blisB uutuld is mine, while tDuu(^ht 
aud bein; last.' 

The severe critic will discorer a few 
imperfect rhymes, as, seize ana blaze { 
paik and beneath: wnce and taerifice: 
morn and return; uttenmatt and embots'd^ 
ftc. be will complain of a few instances 
of dilatation, such as in pa|;e 63, where 
the lark, soaring^ to meet the riftini^ sun, 
is pursued tbrou|(h six verses ; and thou(^ 
every verse is eacellent, yet the action of 
the Poem is interrupted, and the mind 
detached* he will say, too loor from its 
•ubiect ; he will probably cnari^ the 
author with a little pUfennf^, and may 
cite at an instance the last verse of p. 23. 

' As when the wretch from side to side 

T* escape the fire that through his bosom 

In vain the chanre — ^his couch no cure 

hath wrought. 
Nor place can heal the suffering sin hath 


and then put beneath the original, from 
Dr.WaU's Hymus, hymn cxlvi. 3. book 2. 

' So when a raging fe\»2r burns, 

We ftbift from side to side bv tunis ; 

And 'tis a poor relief we gain. 

To change the place but keep the pain.' 

Page 71, line the second, is a syllable 
too Rbort, perhaps the word slili or but^ 
has been omitteo. The author is the less 
excusable for these trivial defects, as he 
appears to be sufficiently rich iu talent to 
have avoided them : upon the whole, 
this Poem so well deserves a perusal, 
that we wish it had been rendered in 
a form less expensive. 

No. It. THE LI F£ of ST. PAUL. id. 

We have read the second Number in the 
seres of popular tracts on lulidelity, with 
real satisfaction ; and think, with the 
highly respectable author, that the views 
he has given of the life of the Apostle, 
are conclusive ai^uments in favour of 
Christianity : we think that not only every 
Chri&tian, but every man of sense and 
candour, will rise from the perusal of 
this tract, with the deep conviction, that 
with St. Paul's caution aud judgment, 
he could not have been hiio«elf deceived; 
and that the science of human nature, 
does not supply a motive to induce him 
to fabricate or support an imposture. 
We are pleased with the fairness of the 
author's rtatelnents, with the force of his 
arguments, and the eJuqueiice of bis tfp- 

£tals; but we submit to him, whether 
• MtiH of Christ ur it » ndvoctte^ re- 

quire the use of any reprondifiil epitWt ? 
Abu'ie is not arrument, nor d(»es it ever 
produce convicuon. The Evangalista are 
patterns here. Their attachment to tbeir 
master cannot be questioned ; yet tbnj 
never connect any opprobrious term with 
the name of Judas Iscariot, who betra^red 
him. ' The foul missionary of foul am/ 
and ' the ferocious Blount ' might have 
been spared- We shall, perhaps, be told 
that these are quotations. 

However, we cordially recommend tlus 
tract *, and hope that it will not only have 
an extensive circulation in hi present 
form, but that the whole series will be 
bound up together ; and if the remaining 
Numbers be written with the nme abi- 
lity, they will form another valuable smd 
interesting volume, in defence of that 
book which is the balm of lifc^ and the 
antidote of death. 

The Right of lufanU to Baptism: m 
Monthly Meeting Sermm. By H. F. 
Burder, M. A.— Price 1#. (M: 

Thb question respecting the right of 
Infanu to Baptism has been brought be- 
fore the religious public by various 
authors, and in different forms. - But we 
do not recollect to have seen a puUica- 
tion on the topic superior to this dis- 
course, cither for a clear and luminous 
statement of the leading arguments in 
favour of Infant Baptism, for a course of 
strong and conclusive reasoning, or lor 
the total absence of all uncandld re» 
flections on those Christians whose 
sentiments and practices differ from 
those of the author. 

The right of infants to baptism b 
argued from the nature of the covenant 
which God established with Abraham^ 
from the practice of the apostles, as re- 
corded in the New Testament — and from 
the testimony of Christian writers in the 
early ages. On the first of these points, 
Mr. Border's reasoning is forcible, and 
to us it appears unanswerable. On the 
second, his remarks are very judicious, 
as to the testimony contained in the Acta 
of the Apostles, and in the Apostolic 
Epistles. In this part he establishes the 
position, that the friends of infant bap- 
tism have mure evidence, arising from 
recorded facts, for tbeir practice, than 
those Christians have, who limit the ad- 
ministrati. n of this ordinance to adults ; 
since it does not appear that there is a 
single instance mentioned iu the sacred 
rec«)nh of the administration of baptism 
to the adult otTspnng of Christian pa- 
rents. On the third argument, the usti- 
mony of ancient writers, he forbears to 
enlarge ; but by a \tty appropriate state- 



clean it horn an objection to 
wkicb it nun^ seem to be expoted, by 
obeenring, that * the CTidence is pre- 
cisdT ot the same character with that by 
which the authenticity and genuineness 
of the books of the New Testament liave 
bees proved, with so much stren^ of 
arfumcm, bj Dr. Lardner, Dr. Paley, 
Dr. Chaliaeri, and other able^nd sue- 
euefnl advocates of the same cUss.' 

Bfr. Bfirder has enriched his sermon 
with some Taluable notes, consisting 
chicAy of quotations from able writers, 
IB detesce of infant baptism, of very 
diffierait denominations from each other 
in the Christian work). 

On two topics he briefly but excel- 
Icoliy remarks, as he draws to a close. 
One relates to the question, what chil- 
dren should be baptised. Very strong 
reasons are given for extending the ad- 
ministration to the children of all those 
who would be deemed proper subjects of 
bapti«m as adults. The other topic re- 
gards the mode. On this the author's 
remarks, although concise, are very 
forcible, and tend to establish the validity 
of sprinkliog or pouring; and iudeed, 
the greater conformity to ancient usa^s 
of this mode than of immersion. The 
discourse concludes with a very serious 
address to parents and children. 

We cordially recommended this work 
to diflferent classes of our readers as 
fumisbing a calm and dispassionate view 
of the leading evidences of infant bap- 
tism, condensed into a small compass, 
and occupying ground in some respects 
different from tSat which has been taken 
by many of the author's predecessors in 
\iaA service. W. 

A Call to Prayer and Praise; or Ob- 
MtrpmtmmM en the Nectssity and Na- 
turt t/Mistiamary Prayer Meetings, — 
By thie Rev. R. A. Hannaford, A. B. — 
2dLor 14j.per 100. 

Ths pious author gives a very just view 
of this important subject, compressed 
into a small compass and sold at a veiy 
low price. We wish it an extensive cir- 
cttlaiion. * 

The author obsen-es, that he has often 
foond a deficiency in the prayers offered 
at such seasons ; arising from a want of 
acquaintance with the various circum- 
stances connected with missionary em- 
ployment, rather than from a want of 
seal for the salvation of souls ; to remedy 
this deficiency, he notices the proper 
subjects for prayer in a judicious mauner. 

We think that Auxiliary Societies may 
distribute tins little tract among 8\ib« 
fcrib«B%itb good affect. 

The Crisis; or, Hope and Fear Ba- 
lanced : in reference to the preeeni 
titwUisn of the Country, A Sermon 
preached at Birminghamy Nov, 2S, 
1819,by the Rev. J. A. James.— ^Second 
Edition. — Is, 

This Sermon, not origiiudly inteiided 
for the press, was printed at the re- 
quest of the author's friends, and exclu- 
sively designed for local circulation in a 
cheap form ; wc are glad, however, that 
a second edition has introduced it to. 
more general notice, for we think it well 
deserves attentive regard at the nresent 
season, which may properly be oeemed 
a Crisis, llie author exhibits— 1st. What 
appear to him to be sufficient grounda 
to apprehend that God may yet visit this 
nation with his righteous displeasure, 
particularly our national transgressions. 
These are justly statfd, including * a 
very lamentable disregard of those dutiea 
which are binding upon a people placed 
under the brightest economy of mercy 
with which God ever blessed a sinful 
world ;' the profanation of the Sabbath 
is noticed, and especially the sacriftee of 
it to political discussion, by means of Sun- 
day newspapers. He notices also the 
spread of disaffection to lawful authority, 
connected with the diffusion of infidel 
>rinciples. The many blessings we en- 
oy, temporal and spiritual, are thua 
irought forward as aggravations of our 
sin. The holiness of God, as an avenger 
of sin, the example he has made of 
other nations, and the present melan- 
choly state of our country, are also ad- 
duced as sufficient to make the stoutest 
heart to tremble. 

But, secondly, the preacher directs us 
a source of consolation, and shews that 
' there are many bright sparks along 
this dark horizon, to enoammge our hopea 
that the clouds will be dispersed, and 
that we shall be preserved from the 
gathering storm.' The long series of 
deliverances wrought for this country, 
the number of true Christians in our 
land, and the great moral change which 
.God is employing us to effect in the 
world, are all grounds of hope. 

We wish we had room to give the au- 
thor's enlargements on any of these 
important heads, or the particulars of hia 
large and impressive application. We 
beg to refer our readers to the discourse 
itself, which, though it occupies 'fifty 
large pages, is sold at the moderate price 
of one shilling. We conceive that the 
sermon is so well calculated to give a 
right direction to our thoughts and con- 
versation at the present very interesting 
period, and to enable Christians, instead 
ol bfcoming angry parttsaaa in political 


uM^n^ to make a holy uie of pawlDf they have no other pUoes to iwoft to :'. 

erentf, that we very sincerely recom- the preacher, hu«ev«r, inftmna rtiMti. 

mend it to ^neral attention. that thii exctisc can no lonaer be made^ 

««««^«.««Nr«^ for four of the chorchei will hereafter te 

A CAUTION apunit frequenting: the open : and he addi fiurthery that * thi» 

Meetinc-huuscttof DiMcnters: freach' excuse onifht never to havabaan mada^ 

ed mi Si, Mmry jfrekes, Novemker 28» and that it U cnmmmi^ and a spadea of 

1819, Immg tkefirti Opemmg o/certaU idoiaity, is easy to shew.' What t h t|M 

Ckurekm in £jni€r,/t ike CtiekraiiM, excuse a species of ideimirf t We suppoaa 

^ a Third Service^ in the Evenmg, he meant to say, the jwucfier of Koiaf t» 

By the Rev. J. K. Clecve, D.D. Rector maetinf-houses is such, fint how is thb 

of St. George, Exeter. U. pp. 12. proved .> Why thus : < In the first placet 

This flaming pieacher takes fur his text u it not a solemn mockery, or a gnai- 

Judges iii. 20 : * 1 have a message of God contradiction jn prayer and practiea, hi. 

unto thee ;' and to induce his bearers the morning, in the BsUbUshad Churah, 

and readers to swallow all his crudities, to pray — ' from heresy aad schiBBBv 

be assures them, iuihe outset, that* whe- ffo<^ Lord deliver us?' and than re-" 

ther God speaks by his own blessed mouth Sularly, In the evening of the same dagr, •» 
from heaven, er by the mtMitbs of his attend the conventicles of heretics mad 
duly constituted and rightly ordained ichismatics ! as well might the worship- 
ministers upon earth, the etane aUenOem P«n of Jehmrah, in the days of oU, bava 
is due, and his message is to be received pleaded lor a permission to ' ciy, Baalt 
with the MHNe reveretUial awe* So, then, ''^^P us !' or, as well may we now assart 
Dr. Cleeve sneaks with the same au- that ' Jehovah, Jove, or Lord, are the 
thority from his pulpit, at St. Mary's, Mane God.' Aud is this proof? Somlf^ 
as the Almighty did from Siusi 1 We ap- ^ n^ust firei prove not only thai Iha 
prehend^ however, that when we have Dissenters are ««-AtfiiMi«iet, which be will 
treated our readers with some sentences '^t easilv do ; but that they are irfsiaiiia 
from the Doctor's own mouth, they will ^'ra* or his airument proves notbnir but 
be little disi>o8ed to acknowledge this high ^^* excess of that 'pride, vain-glofy, 
claim. To prevent alarm, he says, ' ear envy, hatred, malice, and unchariiabia* 
two-edged magger shall be drawn only n«u>' from which, in the same aarrlec, 
agaiovt vice and immorality, heresy aud ^ pra^'ed to be delivered, 
schism ;' and be promises to use < no ^ '^v however, as the author plcadi 
weapon but the sword of the Spirit ;' but ^^^ the doctrine of the Atonement, agaiaat 
let our readers judge when they have the S'>cinians ; and for Holiness, agaiaat 
seen the two edges of this dagger, whether the Antinomian^, wc heartily ccMicur wit& 
it be not a carnal weopon iSter all. y^im. Rut after exposing these arrora, ai^ 

The preacher then points out the ad- * reason for avoiding the meeting-housa^ 
vautages uf Sundiy evening services; he produces, what he calls, and, double 
especially, to use his own c<mciliatory '^'s* ^c«-'ls to be, a stronger aigawswil 
words, that * the wretched inhabitant of '^^^^ bis own words :— • But a stronger 
the garret, whose ;9rB«<e stn^ m^« prevent ^rpniem for avoiding these houaea of 
an appearance io the house of God during Dissent, is, that these self-appointed ana 
the open day, will often descend under self-constituted intruders have no auibo- 
the vfil of twilight, and creep, un(>bser\ed, '^ty to preach at all ; and coniequentty, 
to some obscure comer of the hallowed that their ministration must be null and 
dome.' But what mutt he do on sum- insufficient.' Here we must b» leava to 
mer evenioga, when the service is over differ from the author} for we know .a||i| 
before twilight? are sure, that in ten thousand instance^. 

I'be grand reason^ however, for these the broad seal of heaven has been afila«4 
evening services is thus disclosed : < But *^ the ministry of these despised teacben;,. 
there is another consideration of vttfol 11*. who though tliey have not the stamp of' 
portance aud of great weight. It is well human authority, nor the sanction of a 
known that on Sunday evenings the hit- national hierarchy, have turned sinnara* 
eenting hemes of heresy and schiem are ^oth heathens abroad, and nominal Chfip- 
all open ; that they are for the most part tians at home, * from darkness unto light, 
crowded;' {Hinc Utse lachrymet!) and ^ ^^^ the power of Satan unto dud.' 
to obviate a very natural objection, he ^'^^ this divine approbation, they will 
adds, < It has been asserted by many "*^ ^ afraid, altlmugh the author im- 
pious but sadly mistalien people, that cuses them of the * crime, for whic^ the 
they deem it better to attend those houses lepr<>sy once rose up in the forehef d of 
of Dissent, those places of spurious wer- K'°i^ tJziiab, ami for which Korah and 
shipt than no places of worship at all ; ^ company went down alive into the 
and that aa the churchca are not open, P^^*' ^e » absuid anouffa to apeak aC 



lb» iMJUaC ^— ofdimrw mhodrter, — like 
tbn or.Jctw Chrift» who 'gkirifled not 
Umidrto be nuMle an Hifh PrieH^ HII 
be wM oiled of God,' ftc. What ! it a 
dufjaaa called to be an IHgh Priest ? 
Wbere is there a word inScripture to justiff 
•■eh aa appellation ? or is any minister 
worn cbIm fai tbe saoM manner ? 

The Doctor concludes wHIPthis sage 
advioi^ * JUdb dsw to the churchy and 
the chuch onhr;' but we do not conceive 
that the Established Church will retam 
hsf adheif of I, by the use of soch jrtdfciay» 
fimUn aa the Uoctor here produces, and 
which be selb very dear, for he gives us 
only twelve small pages for twelve-pcnc% 


AN ADDRESS deHvered in the ReUef 
Mcat ing>hoose, Campbell Street, Glas- 
gow, S^ 19, 1819, Mng the SabUUh 
JkMwmimg tkt Imit RMm in Gkugcw» 
Bf R. Biodie, AJI. 8vo. pp. 24. 
Gun readcffB cannot be ignorant of the 
great £strcn and partod disalTection 
lately m^ t al f ot in the northern, and 
partwiuariy hi the manufiscturing dis- 
tricts of Great Britain. The present dis- 
conne oiSws excellent advice on this 
occaaioii both to rich and poor. From 
PhiL L 27, Mr. Brodie takes occasion to 
observe, that there are duties, at this 
ianctnre partlculariv incumbent on the 
lafferinff poor— on the higher classes, to 
whoas thi^ look for assistance — and on 
m aU. Tne preacher judiciously avoids 
sB peiittcal discussion as unswtable to 
iha pidpH I but stronrly impresses on the 
laHMrfaietoring poor, the importance of re- 
frainiog from dlegal conduct, and from 
'■moperase and intimidating language ; 
sad he Bttribotes the late occurrences, 
Bsc to the poor In general, whom he con- 
■den aa soond in prindple, but to a few 
vonag a*d thoofbUcss persons, who have 
Wsn coiraptod fay designing men. 

We are also pleased with the manner 
ia which the preacher repels a charee 
fcisag ht agaiast his townsmen, in the 
hat Geaofol Aesemhiy, of being led away 
hf acal tor foreign missions to neglect 
Ike poor at home : this he answers by 
MsiSag that there are in Glasgow 171 
tAoAf in whieh nearly 10,006 children 
•re ctecotod, and all those schoult, ex- 
cy eight, sopported by voluntary con- 

thyself wholly to them,' Ac.) oouhi not 
have been chosii to shew the propriety, 
and, generally speaking, the neetMtUp of 
a suitable preparatk>n for the Christian 
ministiy, which it is tike object of Mr. 
Chaplin to prove. In discussing this pas- 
sage, the amiable and ingenious preacher 
shews — 1. The spirit and views with 
which tbe work should be undertaken. — 
2. The best methods of acquiring suitable 
qualifications for the woric — ^And, 3. The 
encouragements afforded to persevere in 
plans of this nature. 

Under the second head, Mr. Chaplin 
properly treats of the best methods of 
mefuiriMf knowledge ; for though Provi- 
dence sometimes raises up men who are 
prodigies of genius and of talent, yet in 
the orainaiy course of events, since the 
cessation of miracles, there is no way of 
acquiring knowled^ but by study ; and 
even in tbe age of inspiration, we see St. 
Paul, who had been chosen from tho 
educated class of society, presses upon 
his son Timothy the necessity of study^ 
and of givjng himself whoU^ to it. And 
we fear, if we could analyse the grounds 
on which preachers sometimes affect to 
despise knowledge, it would be found to 
arise either /rom an enthusiastic notion 
of immediate inspiration — a high con- 
ceit of their natural talents, or, perhaps, 
more frequently, an htR)itual indolence, 
that incapacitates them for it. * An 
ignorant ministry,' as Mr. Chaplin ob- 
serves, must be totally inefficient for 
some purposes, tnd extremely feeble with 
regard to others.' 

Of the discourse before us we need not 
say more, and we cannot say less, than 
that it discovers good sense, modesty, 
and a zealous regard to the interests of 
true religion^ especially among Dissenters. 


MINISTRY : a Sermon at the Meeting- 
Aeosf, Xtm Bromd'Street^ IjondoHf 
Jbm 0, 1819, ai tkt Ammutd Jxtembl^ 
•fikt Mtimittert edmemteii at liomertOH 
drmitmy. By W. Chaplin, Bishop 
alq^tMvd. Bvo. IJ. 

A noar. apprrpriato teat than 1 Tim. iv. 

1^1 (' Meilitnte upon these thing?, |;'ive 

A New Year's Question, requiring imme- 
diate attention from the Young.— By 
Rev. John Morison, Trevor Chape( 
Brompton. Price 6d. 

This is the substance of a sermon 
preached by the auChor to his young peo- 
ple, Jan. 2, 1820, from 2 Kings, iv. 26. 
* Is it well with thee }* This question 
is proposed to the reader in reference to 
bis spiritual concerns, and several evi- 
dences are pointed out in order to deter- 
mine the important point. We hope it 
will be useful to many young persons, 
beside those of the author's congrega* 

The Scripture Almanack; or lofidel'e 

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BssiDB the usual matter comprehended 
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of Tttt^of 9cilp tB ie» in 
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cootniatBd, in oppotiie coltimnt, with 
mfmncei to the pophcctet of the Mtt- 
uahfiilftUed in him; and Tarioiu other 
topiei of leriptnral knowled|cc. Tlic de- 
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Op Pnrent best, thou offnring bright ! 
And Equal of thy Parent high ! 
Effulgence of essential light ! 
Thou Deity of Deity! 

Lo ! night retires, forerunning day, 
'Rie dawn's fresh beauties now unveil ; 
And earth and sky empurpling gay. 
All that the shades had hid reveal. 

^jut ah ! dark ignorance, fouler night. 
With grossest mists our soul beclouds; 
Hides truth's fair prospeets from our 

sirht ; 
And afl our powers in error shrouds. 

Sun to the soid ! oh I glorious rise. 
Give to the world thy mental day ; 
Dispel the nirht that veils our eyes, 
O ! chase foul error's shades away ! 

Dissolve the horrid cold that bound 
Our hearts, O plant new feeling there ! 
Prom sin's foul damp their fallow ground 
With genial ray, O purge and clear. 

So when thy Grace, like nectarous dew. 
Comes with blest influence from the skiea. 
Our souls renewed shall bear anew. 
And fruits a hundred fold arise I 


[ r5 ] 




on mmfMuKtd Prnttpkiet, 
Okttntatigmt om ike Staie of 
UUratun in ^paiMp 
m •fonnuy tkrmigh the 

ut iai9. 

TmEMM are in Sfwin, «C€ordio|i^ to An- 
tilloD't cmlcqlatkwM, two hundred thou- 
tand ecricmttici. TIwy poitess im- 
■MOM revcones, and an inadcalable in- 
ftncnee over the mait of the' people; 
ihon^ it if ocrtaia that influence is di- 
minisUnry notwIthiCandin^ the counte- 
■aace wA co-operation of a government 
deeply intareited in preterring their au- 

Tbc lni|uintion has no doubt, been 
fnadjr boaianiaed by the pro^ss of 
tine. Its vigilance and its persecutions 
aie, indeed, continually at worlc. — Its 
greatest zeal is now directed against 
FicfOMSons, of whom immense numbers 
eecopy its prisons and dungeons. I have 
c g n»ers c d with many who have been 
incarccnted by the Inquisition, and they 
■gree in statii^, that torture is no longer 
administered. But its influence on Ittera- 
tare is peihaps greater than ever. With the 
ddAcnkv, delay, expense and frequent 
imposrifciBty of obtaining a licence for 
the pubhcatioa of any valuable work may 
Ke wall contrasted the ridiculous trash 
tihkh daily issues from the Spanish pre^s. 
AccovMs of miracles wrought by the 
Hiffnvnt virgins, lives of holy iTriafs and 
fainted nuns, romances of marvellous 
niBvcfsiffms, libels against Jews and he- 
retics, and Freemasons ; histories of appa- 
ritions, and lo forth, are generally intni- 
4uced, B«t by a mere licence i*f the In- 
S'lisitor, but' by long and laboured eu- 

lo de«cribing the influence of monk^ 
snl friars, and the character of their 
wntiags, a S|>anii»h author ^\\ns the fol- 
ii'H-ing statement. ' They shew us our 
Sariour Ughtiug one nun tu put cakes into 
au o\-m; throwing oranges at another 
from the sagrario; tasting iliffercut dishes 
in the eravent kitchens, and tormenting 
friara with cbildiith and ridicuhms play- 
falnes4L They represent a monk gather- 
ing together the fragments of a broken 
bottle, tad d^fiositing in it the spilt wine, 
ts oDMolc a chHd who had let it fall at 
the door of the wine shop. Another 
r^eatiBg the mimcle of Cana to satisfy 
the hnjlfcaihood, tod the third restoring 


a still -Ixim chicken to life, that some in- 
mate of the convent might not be dis- 
appointed. They reprnent to us a roan 
preserving his speech many years after 
death, in order to confeM his sins : ano- 
ther throwing himself from a high bal- 
cony wiUiout danger, that he might go 
to mass. They smw us angels habited 
like friars, chanting the matins oT the 
convent because the friars were asleep. 
They paint the meekest and holiest of 
men torturing and murdering the best, 
and the wisest for professing a different 
religious creed.' A oook^of great pojpu- • 
larttv, iptroduced-by several pages -of in- 
ouisitonal praises, gives an account of 
tne crimes and punishments of the twelve 
tribes, of which the following is aape- 
cimen — ' the tribe of Judah, treacher^ 
ously delivered up our Lord, and thirty 
of them die by treason every year. 
Those of Ashcr buffeted Jesus, and their 
right hand is always nMirly a palm shorter 
thau the IcfL Those of NaphtaJi jested 
with Jesus about a herd of swine, since 
which they arc aH bom with tusks lika 
wild boars. The tribe of Simeon nailed 
our Lord to the cross, and on the 25th of 
March four deep and dreadful wounds 
are inflicted on tfieir hands and fce^ 
The tribe of Joseph made the nails for 
crucifying Jesus, and blunted them to 
increase his sufferings; and therefore 
their hands and feet are covered with 
gashes and blood. Those of Benjamin 
gave vinegar to Jesus'; they all squlqt 
atid are palsied, and have their mo^ktl^ 
filled with nauseous worms.' This W a 
fair Kpecimen of a book of 220 pageSj 

The King^of Spain has requested pcr- 
misMon fnmi the Russian Goveniuieut (o 
engage 40 Jesuits, destined to rt-cstnblish 
in the Spanish cohmies the celcbr.ited 
missions which rontrihtite so miiph to 
propagate in them civilization an^l C'hiis- 

Circular Letter prom tne Pofr to 

TUB Irish Pr£latbs, against Biblt 


« Rome^ Court */ the Sacred Centre- 
gaiion far the ProjtagatUn of the 
Faith, September 18, 1819. 

* My Lord, — ^The prediction of our 
Lord Jesus Christ, in the parable of the 
sower, .that ' sowed good seed in hiii 
fleld; but while p<*ople slept, his enemy 
came and sowed tares upon the wheat,' 



Mfttt. ZTi. 24, U to tlM Tcrj great iiriury 
mdecd of the Catholic: fftkth, tmx verifica 
in these our own days, particularlv in 
IrelMid: for information bai reached the 
ears of the Sacred Confnreeation, that 
BihU SckooU, supported by the funds of 
the Catholics, have been established in 
almost every part of Ireland, in which, 
under the pretence of charity, the inex- 
perienced of both sexes, but particularly 
peasanU and paupers, are allured by the 
blandishments and aren i^ifts of the 
masters, and infected with the fatal 
poison of depraved doctrines. It is 
further sUted, that the directors of these 
schools are, generally speaking, Metho- 
dists, who introduce Btbles, translated 
into English by * the Bible Socictv,' and 
abounding in errors, with the sole view 
of seducing Uie youth, and entirely eradi- 
cating from their minds the truths of the 
orthcMlox faith. 

< Under these circumitanceSy your 
Lordship alresdy perceives with what so- 
Ucitude and attention pastors are bound 
to watch and carefully protect their fliick 
from the ' snares of wolves, who came in 
the clothing of sheep.' if Ike pastors 
sleep, the enemy will quickly creep in by 
•tealth, and sow the tares ; soon wlU the 
tares be seen growing among the wheat 
and choke it. 

' Every possible exertion must there- 
fore be maae to keep ^le youth away from 
these destructive schools; to warn pa- 
rents against lulTering their children, on 
any account whatever, to be led into 
error. But, for the purpose of escaping 
the < snares' of the adversaries, no plan 
seems more appropriate than that of 
establishing schools, wherein salutary 
instructions may be imparted to paupers 
and illiterate country person*. 

* In the name, then, of the bowels (of 
the mercy) of our Lord Jesus Christ, we 
exhort and beseech your Lordship to 
guard your flock with diligence, and all 
due discretion, from those who are ip the 
habit of thrusting themselves insidiously 
into the fold of Christ, in order therebv 
to lead the unwary sheep astray : and, 
mindfU of the forewarning of Peter the 
Apostle, given in these words, vis. 
' There shall also be lying masters 
among you, who shall bring in sects of 
perdition,' 2 Pet. ii. 8. Do you labour 
with all your might to keep the orthodox 
youth from being corrupted by them—- an 
object which will, 1 hope, be easily 
effected by the establishing of Catholic 
schools throughout your diocese. And, 
cTonfidently trusting, that in a matter of 
such vast importance, your Lordship will, 
with unbounded seal, endeavour to pre- 
Tfot the wheat from being choked by 

the tares, I pray the all-good and oamf- 
potent God to guard wid preeerre you 
safe many yean. Your Lordship's most 
obedient humble servant. 

< F. CAEDiMAL FoNTANA, Prefect. 

* C. M. PaiMciifi, Secretary.' 


A ^AMAN, a native of Soottend, who 
who had sevml years been emplojed in 
vessels, trading among the blanSU of the 
great Sooth Seas, lately returned borne, 
and gave an interesting aoooimt» to a 
friend of missions, of the ceantriea bo 
had visited, espeeially of the P^ 
liUmdtf on one of which, having de- 
serted his ship, on account of the l Ove ri ty 
of the captvn, he continued three ycnra. 
Having recommended himidf to tba 
principal chief by acti^ty and geoonl 
usefulness, he remained Mnmnlaated by 
the natives, and was as well provided for 
as in such a situation he could eiMGt. 
He also constantly carried.loadcd pfatok 
with him, the effects of which the people 
understood would he fistal to any who 
might assault him. 

He describes the soil as good, but th» 
natives are total stranren to the art oC 
cultivating it, and so idle that they wonM. 
rather starve than work. Thej depend 
for subsistence chiefly on the sweet pela- 
toe or yam, but they have hoft, whi^ 
however, are not plentifuL They hive m 
tolerable supply of Ash, hot are not 
skilful in procuring it, and are in great 
want of fisning tackle. 

He describe them as univenalhr can- 
mbals. They are bold, fierce, and fear- 
less; dc\ic^t in war ; enjoy revenge, and 
feed with triumph on the bodies of tho 
slain, and of their prisoners. Th^ have 
canoes, pretty large, and sometimes m 
fleet of them is engaged in close combat 
on the ocean ; if the enemy give way be 
is pursued to his own isLand, where % 
second battle sometimes ensues } and if 
conquered, men, women and children are 
killed, and a feast held of the slain. 

Tlie friend who funuhhcd us with this 
article is very desirous that missionaries 
may be sent to one of these islanda. 

Sydney, Jan. 2, 1819.- A most in- 
teresting scene took place at Paramatu, 
on Monday last, when, in consequence of 
an invitauon from his Excellency, the 
Governor, 300 of the natives weie re- 
ceived and entertained by him, some off 
whom had travelled upwards of 100 
miles. Chairs were provided for tiMi 
chiefts according Id (heir tribaa. Afte? 



kii Bscdkncj had coQCuTdd MMiM badf^t 
or chMftaiiHlum ths more intemtinf part 
of Um oefcaoD¥ took place, uamely, the 
introductioo m the Natire mstitution 
intu the circle, where they were ibewii to 
their relatives and firiendiy and nve spe- 
cinicns of their ftrofrett in readinf^, wri- 
tin|:» and drawhtf^; which latter e&cet- 
UTcly delighted the elder natives. They 
were then renled with old En^ish Cue, 
and at their departure cave the Governor 
three cheers in grathnde for British pro- 


Fbom the Colonial papers wa learn, 
that after some actions nad taken place 
between the colonial troops and the Caf- 
fresy in widdi the former were success - 
foL a daciafation was made by the Bri- 
tiih oAeers that his Excellency the Go- 
vcinor woold acknowled^ -no other 
cMefs m Caffrelandy but Geika and 
Khun, with whom it b his wish to main- 
tain peace aad amitv ; that the other hos- 
tile chieft having been effectually pu- 
airiied lor their depredations, his Ex- 
ccOency, to prevent further bloodshed, 
would allow them to submit either to 
Hiam or to Boocho ; but Tsambie and 
Jalousa were to be excepted and delivered 
up lo the colonial covemment. 

His Excellency has proceeded to the 
frontier to make final arrangements for 
the future securitv and tranquillity of the 
fulooiy } the chieny Habanna and Krata, 
have sonendercd to major A.bbey. 


Nov. 2fi. The transports Kinnersley 
Cartle» and Thomas ani Mary, Lieut. 
Coatcs, asenty sailed from Portsmouth 
IbrBrisl^to take on board 350 men, 
women, and children (setters) for the 

Itac. 9. The Chapman transport, 
ITdbank, sailed from Deal, for the Cape, 
with about 260 of our countrymen gomf^ 
out to the new settlement there. 

\a£NNA, Dec. SO. 
Tlie supreme resolution emanatinf^ 
from the cabinet of his majesty the Em- 
peror, on the subject of the establishment 
of a Protestant theological Institution, 
hti been notified to the aulic commission 
of itadiM, as also to the Lutheran and 
Calitaiitt consistories, with a recom- 
mmdatioa to' them tf> proceed forthwith 
to tha nomination of the professors. 

Wb mentioned, in a former number, 
that the tombstone of Dr Doddridge at 
Lisbon, had lately been repaired, * at we 
kdmmdttftktlUv.Mir.jmBer: Wehave 
siaea reaeived two letters, one from the 
Rev. Mr. CinthcrBt of Dedham« and 

another from an unknown correspondent* 
assuring us that the Rev. Mr. Miller, late 
of the British Factory st Lisbon, and now 
Vicar of Dedham, is the gentleman who, 
at his own expense, took care thus to 
perpetuate the memorial of the Doctor's 
mortality, and which dissemers cannot 
but consider as a proof of liberality of 


The Pope's Bull, which we have given 
above, has been received in Ireland, and 
the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Tuam 
has issued a circular in perfect accord- 
ance with it. On the other hand. Dr. 
Walsh, Roman Catholic Bishop of Wa- 
terford has addrcMed his diocese in a 
charge, enjoining the perusal of the Scrip- 
tures, and stating that the Douav and 
English Bibles do not eftsentially differ. 

Tlie Hibernian Bible Society, we un- 
derstand, are about to print the Douav 
Version, without note or comment, with 
the sanction of some of the Roman Ca- 
tholic Bishops. 

Notwithstaodine the injunction of the 
Pope and Archbuhop, we understand the 
Bible is eazerly sought for by many Ca- 
thoUcs in Ireland. 


For several yearii past, ministers under 
the direction of the Irish Evangelical 
Society, have occasionally preached in 
some parts of the county uf Cork : the 
visits of these minist^^ were short and 
uncertain, but some months since Mr. 
Ilellings, from Penryn, took up a central 
station at Mallow, and preacher regulariy, 
in five other towns, to large and attentive 
congregations ; he is much approved of, 
and an interest has been excited which 
has produced a subscription of more than 
100/. for building a chapel in Mallow, 
besides 30/. annually for the support of 
the cause, chiefly from liberal persons of 
the Estoblishcd Cliurcb, who caa, without 
envy, see a ntw link addrd lo the chain of 
God^s causff convinced that he H no ra- 
spector of persons, and that his work is 
not confined to any one sect or party. 
Much larger means, however, are yet 
wanting to proceed with the building at 
Mallow, and the friends there can look 
to England only (as the earthly parent 
and protector of the good cause) with 
confiaence for support for this infant 
undertaking. — Dr. Townley, of Sand- 
wich ; or T. Wilson, E*q. Treasurer, of 
Hoxton Academy, London, would re- 
ceive the contnbutions of friends in 




Ar a time when * a loud cry from tht 
llij^blaudV* excites our stuatiou^ our 
pity, iumI our prayera, uuil deiuauds 
also our |>ecuiuary aitiiittauce, >«e are 
Ipneved to perceive any rcstrictioDS laid 
ou those sealous miiiidten of the church 
of Scotlaud who wuuld ^adly aflbrd their 
occasional aid. Wc refer to an act of 
the last General Assembly, by which the 
ministers of that body arc restrained 
from preaching out of thieir own pariiihes, 
without the special invitation of the 
minister in whose parish they may be 
desirous of prcachiu|;. 

We understand, however, that pious 
and benevolent men, both ainonj; the 
Stx'cders and Independents (who, of 
course, do not lie under this rcKtriction,) 
have formed plans of introducing; the 
precious doctrines of the K^spel into 
dark places ; u here, from the i^reat ex- 
tent of parishes, or other causes, the 
minds of the people are involved in 
much moral darknebS. 
^^* Some patUUet in the IHgMandM are 
more extcubive than some of the couuHet 
of the Lowlatids ; several are about 60 
miles long, by 16 to 40 broad. The 
llighlsndti and Western Isles contain 
about 400,000 people, far the ^eaiest of 
w honi are cai>ahle of receiving nibtruction 
only in the Gaelic language { and, aft/eic 
comparatively can read : religious in- 
struction can be couveyeilonly by preach- 
ing. In a return made in 1817 by the 
clcrg\'men of H )>arishes, it appeared, 
that out of 22,.'>01 only 3,131 were able 
to read. (> shame to (ireat Britain ! 
almost 20,000 n^Ntple, in eight parishes, 
unable to read !! What a necessity 
therefore, for schools and oral la- 
st ruction ! 


An Addk: ss by the Committee of this 
Uuitm haa l>een sent to Congregational, 
or Independent Churches in Kugland, 
^%hich is loo hmg for ini»crtion in our 
Magazine. The (%>u)mitice state that 
the churches in thiir connexion amimnt 
W about 70; and that d»iriiig the year 
I81B, not fewer than 21 preachers were 
enaliled, by means of the Union, to ex- 
tend their labours far beyond what they 
could otherwise have done 14 me of 
the brethren preach in the Gaelic lan- 
guage, and only want more aid, still 
mora widely to extend their labours 
among the «ast population of the Iltgh- 
lands and islands, where the fields are 
indeed white for the harvest. 

• See a papar so iutitlcd ia our last 
Number, page 26. 

Tho address contaios also a 
accouBt of their Acadtmy iu GlajKo«v» 
under the Rer. Messrs. Ewmg and Ward* 
law, where the students posscu advaa- 
tages equal to those of aay body of 
■kinisters in EKiglaBd» and enjoy the priTi- 
lege of attending the several danea off 
the university for four or fite •ctsions. 
Seven ministers have ah^ady left the 
Academy and are usefully cmpljyed.* 


Sett. 15th, 1819. The R«v.W. Jones, 
late student at tAn^HiD* ««• publiriy 
set apart to the pastoral oAca mw the 
Congregational Church at Cvaammp 
formerly under the care off the late Rev. 
J. Griffitlis. Mr. Bruce, off Uvar^oal. 
began by reading the Scriptnret, singinK* 
and prayir.'^. Mr. Everett gave tha ia- 
trtnluctory discourse. Mr. Powell, of 
Anglesey, asked the usual . question^. 
Mr. Owen Thomas, of LanvcchcU, 
offered up the ordination-nimyar. BIr. 
J. Roberts, of Laubrynaair, nve the 
charge, from 1 Tim. iv. 16. Mr. B. Jonas, 
of Ptvlihelv, addressed the Chnrsb, from 
2 Thcss. iiL 4, and concluded by prayer : 
several other ministers were ang^B^ hs 
praying and preaching that aftaraoon aifd 
evening as well as on Ihe pi^e4uig 

Sri't. 2.'$d. A Meeting was opened at 
Verwood, in the parish of Cranhonme, 
Dorset, callable of holding 350 nersons. 
Mr. Durant, of Poole, nrearhed in the 
morning, and Mr. Priestley, of Fording- 
bridge, in the afternoon, to a numcruus 
and most attentive audience. Messrs. 
Bristewe, Bailey, and Adams engaged in 
the devotional parts of the service. The 
hearers are in general very poor; the 
labours of their worthy pastor, who haa 
been grestly blessed among them, have 
fiir m:«ny years been gratuitous; and, 
after having done their utmost, they must 
look to the l>ene%'oleoce of the neigh* 
bouring churches for assistance towards 
the liquidation of the small debt upon 
the place. 

* Mr. Swan, now missionary in Si- 
beria, is one of this number ; and Drs. 
Paterson and Henderson were sent out 
by thc»e (inite(>eniient) churches, ^ght 
more have nearly finished their studies. 

The Committee request the prayers 
and the pecuniary aid of their Enghsh 
brethren, and urge as a |Miwerful pkA» 
that * in many places their ministers are 
the principal, if not the only active and 
energetic men in |«omoting the interests 
of fiSblc and pii^fiopary Societies.' 




In thft jear 1816, a small Chapel, 
capabla of coDtaimoff aboot 250 parsons, 
«aa CKcMd at thit place, and a Church 
formed on the Indtpendent plan, to 
suMljr which, and the neii^DbouriBf 
nUafes, Mr. Haydcn, a student at Hack- 
ney AcidicHiy, Umdon, was sent in Peb- 
mary, 181 T, where he has since con- 
tinneiL In July» 1819, the Church fcave 
him an vnmmmons call to take the pas- 
toral diar^v over them, which heiu^ 
arccplad was poUicly ratified Sept 29th, 
when tbe solemn services of the day 
were condoctad by the following minis- 
ters :— Mr. Haddock, of Parkhead, coiu- 
■cnoed whh rtadinsp and prayer. Mr. 
Harper, of Alslpn, described the nature of 
a Kuspd QuBch. Mr. ivy, of Brampton, 
put the qHcations to the church and 
wnister. Mr. Davison, of Newcastle on 
Tyne, oflered the. ordination-prayer. 
Mr. Scon, of Hexham, cave the char^ . 
Mr. Dwisoo addressed the Church, coo- 
dodedj-aarf preached in the eveninf^. 
Mr. HanisyOfWalUeod, and Mr. Reader, 
of Horsley» encaged in the devotional 
eicrdscs; the attnidance was remarkably 
food, and many acknowledged that it 
aas good to be there. There is a debt 
of JBSO on tbe place to be liquidated by 

Oct. 6, 1819. The Rev. J. E. Richards, 
tale a stodent at Hackney College, was 
id sfort to tbe pastoral office over the 
ChMch at Mevariiscy, in the county of 
ComwalL Mr. Hart, of Falmouth, gave 
the iBtrodwctory address and asked the 
OBual qocstioBs. Mr. Smith, of Fuvrey, 
e fcr ed op the ordination-prayer. Mr. 
Wildbore, of Penryn, delivered the 
chaift, from 2 Tim. ii. 3, and Mr. 
Mooee, of Trmo, founded some spiritual 
advice to the people, on 1 Cor. xvi. 10. 
Mr. WiUbore preached in the evening, 
il Sub. UL 1, and Mr. Smith on the 
evening, fhnn Ps. cxvi. 7 — 9. 

0CT.28» 1819. The Rev. T. Lewis, 
hte stndcot at LanyvUin, was ordained 
CD-pastor wtth the Rev. B. Jones, at 
NrBlidy, in the countv of Carnarvon. 
Mr. Thomas, of Penrhiwgaled, intro- 
duced the service by reading and praying, 
&c. Mr. Robert8,.of Bangor, delivered 
the iittodactory discourse, from R«*v. 

L 8S. Mr. Phniins, of Niuaddlwyd, his 
■cr pMtor, asked the usniU (questions 

of being Tcpaired, a plain, neat Chapel 
was erected m the year 1814 with galleries 
at both ends, the total expense amountiug 
to ;£l78. 9t. The collection in tbe vicinity, 
amounted only to tbesom of jf 139. bs, lOd. 
BO that it is incumbered with a debt of 
£Xi9. 3«. 2d. the distresses and failures of 
the stibsequent years diseouraged our 
a|>pealing to the religious public to solicit 
collections to liquidate tlu« debt. Having 
now an additional minister capable of 
travelling, he inteuds, in the spring and 
summer, to advocate their cause with the 
frieods of religion in England and Wales. 
Dec. 1, IH19. A neat Chapel, capable 
of holding more than 200 persons, was 
opened at Ham Preston, Dorset. Mr. 
Griifin, of Portsea, preached in tbe 
morning, and Mr. Durant, of Poole, in 
the evening. Messrs. Priestley, Bishop, 
Stokes, and Bailey, cu<;:aged in prayer. 
There is a Sunday 'School, supi>oned by 
Poole, which promises to do grent p>oa. 
The place, whkh has cost about £Mi\ 
has been built by Mr. Durant's congre- 
gation. Another Chapel, built at the 
expense of au individual of the samo 
congr^ation, was opened some months 
before, at Lytchet Minster, about five 
miles from Pook in another direction. 


At the close of the po)l for the election 
of au afternoon lecturer, to succeed the 
late Rev. Mr. Lake, in St. Laike's parish, 
the numbers for the three candidates 
were as follows : — Mr. Vale, 587 ; Mr. 
Bull, 136 ; Mr. Towers, 30. Mr. Vale 
was of course declared to be duly elected. 


Many sudden deaths have lately taken 
place iu tbe metn)p«»li8, but the following 
instance is peculiarly affecting:— 

On Friday, January tbe 14th, as a 
gentleman m the city was playlnj? at 
cards with his friends, at his own table, 
something |>ecultar in his manner being 
observed, ever)- eye was fixed upon him, 
when it was ft>und that he wa^ actually 
dead, still sitting upright in his chair, and 
the cards remaining in hi«s hands. 

Surely there is somethii*: extremely 
affecting in this event! Who ^ould 
wi<ih to be summoned intol the presence 
of his Maker and his Judge fn)in so 
vain and frivolous an engagement. 

dfifsirrd the charge, from 2 Tim. 

IS, after the ordination-prayer had 

lisrad up by Mr. B. Joucs. Mr. 

of £juiuwchl>n, addressed the 

from Psalm cxviii. 25. Mr. T. 

cmchided by praver. As thj 

JiJtiftiBfhoiiiir at Pwlihely was fitr 

in a itnooos state incapable 

On a late pn»posal in the Hottse of 
Commons for a Committee ti» enquire 
into Mr. Owen's plan, for niclioratthg 
the a)ndition of the poor, the Chancellt»r 
of th'» Ejfchequer ol>^er%-W, that "at a 
public meeting, hcKl in Aug. 1B17, for 



ilM promoboii of tfM pbo. Mr. O. wamiim 
tonM obtervstioiM oo the tobject of re- 
li|(ion, and declared hif cooYictioii th«t 
* rrusf erron were oombiued with the 
pnnciplet of every religion.' A little after 
this he uud* ' I am not of your reUcioo, 
ur of any relicion that has ever been 
thouf^t of— all religions are united with 
very miHrh error.' In reading these ex- 
tracu from the speech of Mr. Owen, he 
(the Chancellor of the Excheouer) did 
not wish to call down the spirit of pemecu* 
tion against him. He admired Mr. Owen's 
treatment of the persons under his care; 
and as to his religious opinions, he only 
regretted the ahemuions of his mind, lie 
concluded bv declaring, that as an oAcial 
indiTidual, (e could not agree ti* a grant 
of the public money for the establishment 
of a plan that had been introduced to the 
public by a speech, in which all religions 
were pronounced false, and all systems of 
government bad. 

Mr. Wilberforcc made obsenrations to 
the same effect. 

The motion for a Committee was then 
negatived by a large majority. 

10 m0 0t I »i#«»#i^ 

{From a ptnon oecmfied on the River 
Thebb were some seamen on board a 
brig who could not read: a shipmate, 
who had been attending a praver-meet- 
ing.had received ' The Swearer's Prayer,' 
ami, as he could read, lie collected hU 
shipmates in the half-deck and read it to 
them : — when he had done, one of the 
men, who could not read, said, * I am 
the greatest swearer in the world, and 
once swore for a wager ^ against another 
man.' He was very much impressed by 
the reading of the Tract ; and, to the 
astonishment of all who knew him, left 
off that vile habit immediately, and has 
not been heard to utter an oath since ; 
his conduct has been uniform in other 
respects. An old weather-beaten sea- 
man, (sixty-two years of age) on board 
the Ruby, had also *T%e Swearer's 
Prayer* given to him. On reading it, he 
was struck to the heart, and cried out, 
* Lord, have mercy upon me !' He said 
to the mate, * I hope God will keep me 

hoax •wtnrteg : I \msf bten a wmttatf 
alJ my life.' It pleased the Lord to set 
a watch over his tongue ; he was never 
heard to sweair afterwards; he died a 
short time ago, and there is reason to 
beUevey in a foil amiranre of hope in 

One seaman received the Tnct * WU- 
Uam Kelly.' He was a sad drunkard ; 
used to spend all his money in liquor, 
and could scarcely keep a ahiit lo his 
back. On reading it, he declnrcd that 
he was the character detcribed;— it 
made a solemn impressidn «^m>a him ; 
he no longer frequents public-hottses, 
singing the drunkard's soar, but U 
foimd < clothed, and in his rigm mind.* 

A seaman, belonging to tfie Europe, 
was a vile character, and would not at« 
tend the prayer-meetings; one of hia 
sUpmates lent him < James Covey.' H« 
read it, and was concerned, and anid be 
was as wicked as ever Covey waa. This 
man has rone ihrongh many iuftiinga ; 
once he bad his thigh bcoka in two 
places ; two of his finrers he has loet by 
a block falling upon them ; once ha waa 
nearly jamm^ to death between two 
ships; but God has spared him, and 
there is reason to believe he now walka 
in tbe fear of the Lord. 

The Tract * On Drunkenneaa,* was lU- 
ceived by a sailor at the preyer-meeting, 
on board the Atlas. This man was so 
addicted to that vice, that although he 
had a wife and four children, tlicy 
scarcely ever received any olT his wagas'i 
they wanted both bread and clothes, and 
were nearly naked and starving, letir 
Tract hat done more for thit famiiif iktm 
if you had given them fifty pmrndt ; for* 
immediately ou bis return home, that 
voyage, he threw tb6 Tract into his wife's 
lap, and in it was wrapped the wkoU t/ 
hit waget, and said to her, ' See what 
that book has done !' He promiaed that 
he would never act again aa lie had 
done. The poor woman was asloniihed ; 
she had not seen such a sight for six 
years, and lately mentioned the circom- 
stance, with tears of joy, to a friend of 
mine, from whom I had the account last 
week. The man is completely an altered 


It is with much pain we announce, that at half-past ten o'clock, on Sunday 
I morning last, Jan. 23, H. It H. the Duke of Kent departed this life, after a 
. short but painful illness, arising from inflammation of the lungs, occasioned by 
a recent cold. His Royal Highness, we are informed, bore his affliction with 
much resignation, and was consoled by the assiduous attention of the DucheM, 
who attended him day and night, and is, we are happy to see by the bulletin of 
the physicians, as well as could be expected. Prince Leopold, we understand, b 
also with his Royal Sister, at Sidmouth, Devon, where H. It Highness <Bed, 
! whose memory will be long revered by the friends of educatiou and the poor. 


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Setbral lettcrt have Just been re- 
reiv9d fr%im the MiMionariefl in Otaheitc 
and other itlandt, which are dated iu 
Aiay. Jima. Oct. and Nov. 18lb ; they all 
cowimi the mformation previously re- 


TTkc/aflMraif Lttier/rom Pomarb, Kmg^ 
•/ OiiiJkMte, addressefi io the Rfv, Dr, 
Hamtitt pf Baihy was rtceived the \»t 
*/ JamMor^^ 18;0. Trantloied bp Mr, 
Cr—k^9He uf the Alhsionaries, 

* TmkUi, 3d 0/ Oct. 1818. 
*Drar Friesd, 4 

* May you he hlessed and your family 
«Kh the lalvatton of Jehuva'h the true 
<M»d. Your letter, written un the 1st of 
.%u»ust, 1817, hai reached nie, and come 
to haml, aod tlie hooka also. It i^as on 
ibe i8th of Auf ust, 1816, that they canic 
iuio vy hand». 

■ ' I was itaitkd at tho reception of vour 
Idter, for i thouf^ht that you had been 
talceit away by our Lord. The &inaU watch 
vbirh yuu tcui me is in my hand^, aiici 
maaiBft with me as a keepsake for you, 
dear FriecMl. 

* A Society has heeu formed here in 
Takiti. It was formed iu Mav, 1818. 
We are collecting cocoa-nut oil, pork, 
wrow-rooty and cotton, as property to 
promote the Word of God. Our busiucss 
u Ui send the pmpertv collected to you, 
II your place. That is our work at this 
tune. The Chiefs of Tahiti have been 
nade Governors. \Vc have also a Secre- 
tary and a lYeasurer. When it gets into 
tLc same order an yours, then it will do. 

^ * X«at M|iy we inteud to establish a 
r^ of law«. Then all the people of Ta- 
hiti will assemble at Pare. The laws will 
l)|i cstahlislied \ and a coiibultation will 
tifte place. The faulty parts will be cor- 
isncd : aad when it is ver>' correct, the 
IMuole will retnm to their houses. 

•• Vuiir name has been given .by mc to 
tK vessel which has been built here; I 
^M urgent about it, for some said that it 
•^Boki' have another name ; but 1 #aid, 
•y,.i)icbB^ia|^jiiuffche the Uasicis, The . 
rnsoal was so vifant about it was be- 

cause you were so rery attentWc to us of 
Tahiti; yea, and indeed all of yoii,'lbf 
the Lord put the thought into your mhids 
to send Missionaries here to Tahiti^ that 
they might sound the trumpet and maka 
known the way of life ; and when tht 
true and desired time of the Lord waa 
come that it should spring up here, tht 
Liord caused the comet to fly ;* T^iti waa 
stricken by that comet, and (tha ea- 
cliantment of) Tahiti was broken by that 
comet, yea, aud all these lands also. This 
Ktar is still flying, aud at the time ap- 
pointed by the Lord that it should light 
(tnp) on a couiJtry, (the spell of) that 
couii*r}' Hill be dissolved, until the en- 
chantiueut be broken in all lauds b^ the 
Word of the Lord. Tliis word contiuuea 
to grow iu all the&e islands. 

* I have sent you the evil spirits (idols) 
which you hcut to me for. All the larca 
idols are consumed, having been burnt in 
the Arc. This is only a little one that ra- 
inaiu<%. The name of the little idol is 

' 1 also send vou two little fsua which 
the Royal Family of these coiiatries were. 
accustomed to fau themselves with. 
When the day of the festival arrived, and 
the Kin}; wa^ prayed for, those were the 
faus they used to fan away the flics. Thiii' 
was an established custom among thei 
princes in former times. The name o£ 
those fans is Nunaachau. They fastened 
thciii to the baudle, and thus used, 
them to drive away the flies. What am 
f to do with the little pearl box, which, 
was enclosed in the parcel i\hich you seut 
mc? Had it been directed to me, it 
would have been right; hut there Is 
another name on it, that of the Queen of 
Lattakoo ; that is the reason 1 inform you. 
of it. I have scut back the little pearl, 
box to Mr. Marsden, at Port JacksoB^' 
that he may return it to you. If you. 
write to mc a^^ain 1 shall be glad. If it 
be ngrecable, send me three books : ana' 
very large bible : ouc good portable one*' 
very small ; and one book of geography.] 
Lf It be not agreeable, vary well, do not, 
think evil of ine, dear friend, for the smalt*^ 
. V. 

. * This is an allusion to a tetMc fr^ 
have not «een. 



requeft that 1 make in the conclusion of 
my Utter. We are well ; and I ihall be 
f lad to hear that you are well alio. 

' May you be blessed by Jeiut 
Christ, the true Kin; of Sal- 
vation, by whom we mufciall 
be saved. 

(Sifiued) < POMARE.' 

Rev. Tkos, Haww, LL.B At.D. 

Sfirmci 0/a Lelier/rcm ike Miuiamaritt 
ai Eime^f daieJliOth Afoy. ldI8. 

' The impreislon of St. Luke's Gospel, 
In the Taheitean language, Is now com- 
pleted, vii. 3000 copies; and although 
we demand, as formerly mentioned, a 
quantity of cocoa-nut oil, as the price of 
each copy, to help in defraying the ex- 
pense of* priutmg more, yet the people 
manifest tne utmost eagerness to obtain 
them. Indeed, the miser's thirst for 
gold cannot exceed the thirst of these 
people for this portion of the word of 
Goa, and it is matter of much concern to 
us, that great numbers must go without 
anjf for the present. Many of the inha- 
bitants of the PalU^r's, and other islands, 
to the Eastward of Otaheite, have also 
demolished their idols, and become pro- 
fessed worshippers of the true God, and 
320 of them have lately come to these 
islands in order to obtain books. — 
Some elementary ones have been given 
to them, bnt it grieves us that we cannot 
let them have more. Thus the leaven of 
the Gospel continues to spread among 
the islands, and will, we trust, not cease 
•o to do till it has leavened the whole 

* Much readiness is manifested by the 
people in reneral to assemble to hear the 
Word of God. Our congregations are 
large and attentive, and we have reason 
to believe, that the interesU of that king- 
dom whirh ' Cometh not with obser\-a- 
tion/ are advancing here. New places 
of worship are frequently opening, which^ 
on such occasions, are generally crowded. 
On the 26th instant, (May, 1818), most 
oi '2S attended the opening of a very large 
flare wf worship at the West end of this 
island (Eimeo) belonging to the king. 
Pomare had requested our attendance on 
the occasion, litis place had formerly 
been a rendezvous for the Arreoy Society, 
where they carried on their wicked and 
abominable practices. Public meetincs 
were held here, and national and poli- 
tical aflfiairs arranged and settled, attended 
With the most superstitious and idolatrous 
riles and human sacrifices, llie con- 
gregation which assembled in this place 
ttiadt a Yety respectable appearmcej the 

people being weU dreued, etpcdally tlia 
females, many of whom were baUtad m 
the Englishfashion.Not lesathaaSOOOwcrt 
assembled otftb«oecailOD. frMbn-Nott 
preached to then from liiiUky Uvi. Ip S» 
' Thus saiih the Litrd, the heavan it mj 
throne, and the earth is my footatool, ftc* 
Suitisble Tahcitead hymns were tmg, and 
prayers offered up, au appearia|pattcntiy^ 
ancfthe utmost decorum prevailed in tUa 

large assembly. We befievt thia 
would have greMly rejoiced tha h^amji 
our hoootired P ire ctora, hid thty mmb 


* Another circumltance «liidl1viaM m 
Ikvourable aspect, and leeau to ladteati 
the advancement of the inttreatt df rOI- 
gion, is the appearance of ft mlillolMff^ 
spirit among the people, ami tbe fiir- 
mation of a Society for the ferthtfanct 
of the Gospel, of which, the KiagU both 
patron and president. 

' On the second WednHd^^ Mite pM- 
sent month (May) 1818, wahad a gciiary 
meeting, somewhat similar to ymir gicat 
ones at the Misslonaiy Anlyenai^ ta 
London, at which, we Initt, w« iipo- 
rienced the presence of the Lord and ra- 
ceived a token for good. In the nlll^ 
noon, brother Nutt preached out of doott 
to a large and attentive aiMBMyt aHir 
which the King delivered to tha anditoiy 
an address of considerable langllk CM tbo 
propriety of forming a Soclctf to iM iht 
Missionary Society in Vemmm ^^M Uf 
member to subscribe a certain qoanil^ 
of cocoa-nut oil, arrow-moty c^IOd, or 
a hog, aimually. To urge and fvomko 
them to emulation in this good work, hO 
adverted to the formation of aodatloi 
among the Hottentots, fte. in AfHci,n>d 
to their contributing, where they baytno 
money, their sheep and oth^ pruptilVi 
for the furtherance of the |o^el. Ho 
also remiaded them of the Mboitf tfiM 
had performed and of the pafaM HMy hm 
formeriy Uken/^fAeir/alw fedlr» Md 
showed how trifling th# offeringay tbtf 
were now called to make to the itmg Qm 
were, in comparison withtboieibcyonet 
offered to their idols, &c. At the doM 
of his speech, he desh«d the people to 
signify their approbation of the plan pro- 
posed, and their willhignesa to eonfloit to 
It, by holding up their right hands. TWft 
was instantly done, and not a hand wdft 
observed down in all the larce aMombi^ 
Rules for the society have been drawn 
up m the Taheitean language, by Brodtor 
^lott, which are to be printed and put 
up in all places of worehip throngfaout 
this island and Otaheite. 

< When the chiefs and people at dto 
Leewafd Islands are acquainted with 
these proceedingfl, and bavn tte mlet 
laid bcftm then, tbito to fto donkt «mI 

FOR FEBRUARY, 1890. . 8$ 

Ihif vOl IM Ibni wnilmr todetiet have been grieronsly dismolDted In not 

Am*-* bcinf able to procure tnem. Indeetl« 

«#«MMM« we believe that ten tunei the number 

ApAnpcT ^ m fMUr firmm Mr, CkarUa miaht have bfcn sokl. 

MiWM«i|f| 4alftf OliiA«t<»t 'This eagerneM for books is not con- 

k'« Ffacc, JiAtfa«a|)» 19M Oe- 6ned to these islands, it has extended to 

1818. the islands in the Eastward. Some hun- 

Arrsft tiw eonvcrsatioii-meetinK lut dreds of people came hither, a few 

Hiadn^ a qWB followed nie to n^ noose, months af^o, from Anaa (or Prince of 

pi MMo me frhcther it was usual and Wales' Island) in several large canoes» 

to weep when th^ to procure hool^. Indeed hooks are 

the bashes. He said Aw beooroe the mjst valuable property in 

■»■» wq^ nccoipanied with weeping, these islands; and, in addition to the 

I %wmk Mm' why ht wept ? He replied^ blessed effects produced hy the Holy 

^Nft it vys whoi be thought of his dis- Scriptures, in directing these poor people 

^b^AiB^ Bad nbeUion acainst God, and m the way of life, they excite them, mora 

if the lim fliif Cbiiaty afed nit death for sin than any thing else has done to induatiy, 

I •p4 when he thought of to which they are naturally averse, for 

CodTa gep A« M towania him, and the any native wiU now exert himself to pro* 

lelWB mm hnd maide, * only bad be- cure what will purchase a book. Indeed, 

hmiaari' as he eapmscd it, then he they not only esteem the books them* 

mdA wH^ ntelB Cnun-wcepiag/ ^ves, but look upon them as the most va- 

^mmm w ^m»*»9» luahle articles they pan bntow uponotbera. 

Aalra^ qf flMlAer LtUmr fnm Mr. We wish to carry on the printing with 

Ckmrim H\kmu spirit. An edition of 10,000 oopice of 

TmM ■Mlhm have sent home a few Luke, as many of Matthew, and of the 

Sffsaa of tiM Goepcl of St. Luke, which Acts (which are in a course of prcpa* 

iH(y pripiwi 9X Eimao. The press is now ration, and will be ready by the time wa 

to Haahciiie, and when Mr. obtain paper) will not be too maiy for 

•wC. Nov. 84thv ldl8, the dwellinff- the urgent calls of the natives. 

mm friatiBg-oAce were neany ^,^^^^^ 

■ tfiffy hoped to get the presa Mr. James Hayward, mUsionary from 

v«ry shortly. So eager Eimeo, arrived in Loudon about the end 

^.,^ - to obtam copies of the of November last. He left the mission* 

^U b thought, 10,000 wiU i^ie, jn the islands all well at the com- 

•aniif the demand. mencemeot of the present year, (1819.) 

of Iha brethren were about, if He arrived at Port Jackson in Febniaiy, 

to make another printing-press i^nj g^iled from thence in April for the 

■*••: ^^ *?"», however, that Capeof Good Hope, where he arrived the 

ma^ practjcable; nor will it be beginning of July. On the 6th of Sep- 

• ■• *•• •5™>™ presses have tember he embarked for EngUnd in the 

~ for tMir nse. Juno, (Uipt. Bishop, and arrived safe at 

***f^* ^'** Porumouth on the 27th of November. 

^ m MMUt fr^m Mr, JkurHng, hjh object in coming to this country u to 

Ma^JUTiD Dabuno, In a letter dated consult with the Directors on the mea- 

1818, Vodung of the people's ^up^g ^bich it may be necessary to adopt 

to ofacaia the Scriptures, f^^ xhe future conduct of the mission. 

tll^vara aoeagcr for the books, hj, jouniey was underuken by the r«- 

isy cm«bt at them with the utmost commendation of the Rev. Mr. llarMlen, 

, aad voold not wait till they were ^^ ^j^h the full approbation of his bre- 

boi gat tham bound themselves, ^hreo in the islands. It is the intention 

h waa ftmarkable with what of Mr. Hayward to return to Otaheite 

f^ got the skins of goats, ^ben the purposes for which he has vi- 

4ke. for tf»t mirpoee, and from the ^^^ ,bis country are accomplished. 

-^ — tbay had made of our work, somb generous friends of the Society 

thtm very stronrly and baving expressed a wish to send to tWe 

baoks were sold for three missionaries in the South Sea Islands,- 

BOI-oUeach.t Thousands ^u^h articles as may be useful for the 

^__^^_^__^________^_________ purposes of the mission, the Directofi 

* Ala Alfinimy Society, we understand, submit to their attention the following 

^ fi rrt been formed in the island of list. Any of these articles beiag tent to 

w-«^ tWi aad aoother is expected to be the Society's Rooms, 8, Old Jewry, ad- 

~'at ttaittaa, to Indude Taha, dressed to Mr. D.Langton, will be for- 

' ~ ♦i^ i * ^ , ' warded by the first opportunity. 

flyli' yl ^brt % tri^it Aii sorttof carpenters' tools ; nails Off 



•H RMii tcrewt; files ; carpcnten' brnch 
srrewi ; iloor aud box lurks aod Leyt ; 
luafct for RBtct, doora, and window- 
ahutten; window |^«iss; eanhernmare ; 
cast-iron aud copper cooking uten«iU ; 
knives, forks, and table spoons; liueii 
and Hoollrn cloths, calico, flannel ; 
babenlashery ; slates nnd slate-pcntil« ; 
pfckaacsyhoes, spades, strclyanis, weights 
and scales { brass lamps \ pit and liand- 
•aws ; twi»-feet rules ; stationery ; print- 
ipg | pip w fer tracts, &c. } children's bookr. 

'ilie article!^ which liuve been found 
■Mst useful for the purpose of barter with 
the natives (for they have no money\ 
Me, lookinfC-RlASscs, scpiare or oval; 
braad and felling aies and tomahawks ; 
lam scissors ; raxors ; fish-hooks ; linen 
aud cotton prints, and bed furniture, 
however old-fashioned in En^^laml; and 
•hoemakers' knives. 

The relations and friends of ^the mis- 
sionaries iu the South Sea islands are also 
ioformed that any parcels or conimunica- 
Uona addressed to them, and ilelivercd at 
the OW Jewry, ah above, will be com- 
raitledto the care of Mr. James Hnywanl, 
missionar}', who is expected in u short 
time to return to the islands. 


By a letter from Mr IVitcbctt, dated 
Madras, Ulh March last, we learn, that 
iJie printing of an edition, coUkiitiufi^ of 
2000 copies, of his Teloogoo tranalaiion 
of the New Tettameni at the expense of 
the Calcutta Bible Socioty, and under 
tbe superiotendcuce of Mr. I*, was just 
completed. Haviuf^ accomplished his 
object at Madras, he was about to return 
immediately to Vi2a^f>atam, whore he 
intended to prosecute hisTeloof^oo tratift- 
^tiou of the Old Tettament, uf which 
be had already finished .aliout ome htdf 
in au uureviscd state. The mission at 
Visaj^apatam is in au impruvinr ntate, 
aud we trust the circulation of the Te- 
loogoo New Testament will open a new 
door of usefulness in that place as well 
as in the extensive neighbouring^ coun- 
tries where the Teloo^oo language is 


In our last Number we stated, that the 
benefit Mr. Knill had derived to hii 
health from a short residence iu Ceylon, 
had encouraf^ed him to hope that he 
should be able to resume his labours in 
Travancore. We are concerned to state, 
tliat the improvement which he ex- 
perienced proved uf very short continu- 
ance. In concurrence, therefore, with 
tbe advice of his friends and medical ad- 
^4«crr^ be rttolvcd to return to En^laad, 

with the hope, if his life were spared, of 
beiof^ em|doyed by the Society ai tbeir 
missionary in some climate better adapted 
to bis constitution. He accordinirly em- 
barked at Colombo in the Richmond, 
Capt. Horn, in April last, and arrived on 
the Ulh of May at Madras, where he 
found the brethren and sisters well, and 
the mist ion in a prosperous slate ; from 
thence, about the 15tn of June, he sailed 
in the f.ame vessel for Enj^and, and 
arrived safe in L^indon on the 1st of De- 
cember. We have the pleasure to add, 
that his health has 1>eeu much improved 
by his voya^. From the accounts 
brought home by Mr. Knill, it appears 
that the state and prospects of the mis-' 
siou in l^ravancorc contlnoe to afford 
£;reat encouragement. 

That the horrid practice of 
women alive stdl continues, the followiu|; 
article, taken Irom the Asiatic Register, 
awfully proves : — 

' Several months afo, in the vicinity of 
Cliandema^re, a female victim was im- 
molated on the funeral pile, under cir- 
cumstance:* peculiarly affecting. Sh« 
waii a youuff woman who had been re-. 
cent ly betrothed to a young roan of the 
sam?town. Everything was prepared* 
fortliccclehratiou'of the nuptials, which 
had l)eeu fixed for the next day ; the re- 
latives of lK)th parties had arrived from' 
a distance to honour the marria^^c with 
their presence ; aud the circle of their 
friends already enjoyed in anticipation 
the festivities which the approaching day 
wouhl usher in. On the preceding even- 
insr, howrver, the bridegroom was taken 
ill of tht: cholera morbus, and in a few 
hours wusa lifelesft corpse. Jufonnaiion 
Ifcin^ conveyed of the melancholy event 
to the bride', fche instantly declared her 
determination to a»cend the funeral pile 
of hrr betrothed lord ; a long delmte 
was thereon held between the relations 
of the bride and the priests respecting the 
legalitv of the art, the result uf which 
was, that in »uch ca^cs the shasters, coo- 
siderini? the bride as bound to her bus* 
band by the vow she had taken, per- 
mitted u voluntary immolation on thc- 
funcral iiile. The' next day, therefore, 
instead of the music and joy which had 
been anticiputed, the bride was led to 
the banks of the Ganges, amid the silent, 
grief of her friends and relatives, and 
burut with the dead body of her intended 


In the Missiouarv Free School at 
Madras, are several intelligent boya,^ j 
about twenty of whom meet «^cnf' 
Saturday e\ cuing at the MJioolniwtct^ j 

FOR Il^BRVAvk, ISeo. 8S 

boose, to neclyt religious instructioQ, they are tbeir dcbtort . When our friei Sg 

Hiid thnr ppoficieocy \% rcrouicBbly en- e&preiMd to the prince how much iht-y 

rourmKiiiff. of which we present the fol- were indebted to him, he replied, that it 

l-j«iU5 iii^tanrc as a spcciineu ;— At the was their duty to do all they had done 

unjc when the ftpasuiudic ehofera was for them. Our private friends have nut 

rmgimg at Madras, a lioy, a Roman been less kind to them.' 
Catholic, bclonsiug to the school, went The eldest of the two Saisann who 

up to pnc of the luissiuuaries, and said, have been employed iu St Petersburr. 

Sir, 1 have jjot a cure for the cholera* in ihe translation of the Scrptures into 

Have you; what is it? returned the the Mon^^Uaii tou^^ue. accompanies Mr 

missionary. • The ninety-first Psalm,' , Swan, and travels with him in the same 
loswered the btiy, and then be^n and / Kabitka. The Emperor made him a 
repeated the wh olcJ*aa lm correctly. 7 handsome present for his outfit. 

^ .'^ Mr. Rahmn (at Sarcpta) is in mod 

BELLARY. -"^ spirits, labouring hard at the Uu^an, 

Ejtfrmct of m Loiter from Mr, fnUiam A^^d distributing icospels and tracu amonr 

Urnti, Saitd BeUary^ 5th April, 1819 ; \^^ Calmucks in the neighbourhood ; ha 

Qd4rtuti t» Air, KnilL intends soon to take a journey amouf 

* We have lately established a Tamul them. Mrs. Rahnin's health is improvinf » 

Service amonf^ the servants of the Mis- ^'^^f among other things, tends to thaw 

sion House and others who like to attend, that he is iu his place. The covemmeDt 

This is conducted by Brother Taylor and l^iffhly approve of his going to the 

myself. I have also commenced an Calmucki. 

Adult ScIkhiI for Tamulers, and have 
mKet with considerable encouragement. 
We have also opened a house in the 


Mr. Evans and Mr. Burton, miisioQ. 

Peitach, among the Canarese, for the ^^^ .^o Bencoolen, were designated to . 

purpose of reading the Scriptures, tracts, t^**'** important work, the former at Bri*. " 

rrvachiug, dec. Tlie 84th regiment, iu tol, Dec. 8, and the latter at Readings 

which our labours have been so abuu- ^^^' ^* A prayer- mectiue on their ao- 

Jantly blessed has just marched fur count was also held on )beir arrival in 

Madras, where they are to embark for ^"don (with their wives) at Eagle-street 

Europe. The parting scene was very meeting. They have just sailed for 

affecting. In saying farewell to the pious Bencoolen, in the ship Capt. Cameron, 

men, 1 felt as a father giving up his <n»^^<^#>» 

chiiarcn.* _ Mr. Griffiths, one of the Society's mis- 

•'"^■^^■^— sionaries at Point de Galle, in Ceylon, baa 

SI B ERT A ^^° obliged to return to England through 

Mr.SwanandMr.'yuillb. >" ^f*^*^.**: ^ "t "n""***^ '" *^* •**"« 

Exiract of a Letter from Dr. Patersim, ^«"^^ '*»^ ^^^' ^"'"• 

iaiei, St. PeUnburff, 2^th Nov, O, S. ^*^^*^^ 


• J NAVB now to inform you that our The rains of the Ian year on the West 

dear missionary friends took their dc- ^«"^ *'^^("''*' have been unusually m. 

piiture for Siberia on the 27th instant, verc, and have occasioned a more tlian 

They prticeed with exactly the same ad- ^l^'T'^.^"'!^^' V i^'^u.^..'**? 

^tais and the same recommendations ^^^ ^^\ ""l.^^^. valuable mdmduala 

»»uF friends did this time two years. ^«V°«55^. '^^ , *^1* '"^r^ '"^ ^''^ 

n»y have taken letters to aU the go- John Collier, Chaplain of the colony, Mr. 

»«nion. all the post-directors in the chief •'• ^- ^*^«»» *"^ ~"- •'«**y- 
towns, and an open letter to all .he post- 
masters on the road : afree passport, fort 
horses, which saves them seven or eight 

handred roubles, and a j ostilliun to act - >«^ - — j ^' .»«^ .».b«. mew ««v- 

as a guaitl aud servant, from oue di- ports of the Missionary Society for the 

RCtidBto another, all the wav. Mure year 1819, remain undisposed of, in the 

could not be desired for them t&au what bands of an^ of the members or secreta- 

govemment has, of its own acctird, rics of Auxiliary Societies, or Assocl». 

granted thern. They are even ordered tions, connected with the Society, it is re- 

to be funnishcd with money to what ex- quested that such Reports may be re- 

icot they require, iu case they run short turned, at the lightest possible expense, 

before arriving at the place of their des- to the Missionary Rooms, 8, Old Jewry, 

Loaiion. Priuce Galiuiu, and his ex- London, where they will be thankfudy 

ccUcacy, Mr. Papoff, have been peculiarly received. Address to the Rev. John, 

kind to tbens^ fvr which, both you and Arundel, Home Secratary, as above. 


Provided any of the larger sized Re- 

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[Cba^ethm, MiwtgmoMi D^xmihrnif mmi «fl ^ihn Dmmtimt ^ 51. at 

16 Dft mkw , f li Jtutmrg, ItlQ, MVliviJ 



Ptoibvokr »:-Sf V. Wr. Harri** 


BaveHbr^Mtt Tkker- 
BMle It 



Oreen. Rav. I|r. SataMr T U t 
A«xlli«rT CoDtribmtiMM 4 9 • 
Sabwrivtiin 116 


1Ve'm«,S«T.B.OfUBlkt • 10 
SaWriftkipB 1st 

tJ 9 t 

St. D«TM>,Klui4i«i,«ii4 

IUniMu40fUMM.. 13 
Sabf«ripno«t 1 

U It t 

9 t 





17 11 

FithiPMH, by • Priead 14 

Ncwport,byaFren4 1 1 

Fniyfrom, by IUt. J. 

Etuu #99 

Hebnio,by4lfto 9 9 S 

11 19 

01u4wi, Sc«. Mr. OriSlta 15 9 

Henllan, Landllo. Carrao, wi4 

LaaboMj, Rer. Mr. Loy4. 91 19 

Tralrch, ay Ra?. Mr. 

Jonet II 17 1 

Blaenn^oad, bi ditto .... 9 19 7 
JuTcnile SociAy at ditto S 11 9 
Capel Inaa, by ditra. ... 9 14 f 
JaTcailc Society at ditto 9 19 9 
Feterwell, by ditto .... 9 7| 
Llwyayrbwrdd, by ditto 9 9 9 

BathlebaM, by Rev 


99 9 91 

. 9 11 
RbydyeClMed, by dittn . . 1 A 

Langhamo 1 4 



Carmarthen, Rot. David Peter. 

AaxiliaryContribatioM 19 9 0| 

CollecUoii : .Til 19 

Mr. MarrittJn 9 9 9 

Sabtariptioaa 9 19 9 

A well-wiibcr to the 

Cauie 1 1 

Proflli of a Straw* 

berry^d, by a Lady I 1 

Pantte^.by Rev. Mr. Da- 

Tiei 9 9 9 

Paniel, by ditto 9 19 9 

9 1 01 

Rb]dybottt and Canel 
iQonni, by Rev. Mr. 

Jonra 9 9 

Sabacriftiom 9 1 

41 9 91 

9 19 9 

CriRbar, by Rev. D. Jones 9 19 71 

Tabor, by ditto 1 9 7ft 

HermoQ, by ditto 1 19 I 

Auxiliary Costribu- 
tioika, by Mist E. 

rrythero 9 11 9 

10 9 

Sardis, by RaT. Mr. Da- 

3 7 

7 IT t 

9U 9 

Bethleben, by ditto 9 1 6 

Aberfalladi, by ditfc) ..169 

Laadovtry, CoUeetioni ' 
at the Annual Meetinf 
dHto . • 99 19 9 

Amfdif/ifFiniffif/ifji Mi #M| 

AnWary Co«trlb« 

1 17 9 

PrntretyKwyB, by Rav. 
J. Moffaaa 

919 9 

Saaday School at #||a 1 U t 

Bet^L by ditto 9 9 9 

SMdaySchMlalillla 9 IS 9 

BrvehKaed, by Rev. P. 

JenUaa 1 

Owfaiii^bydHle 1 

4 9 S 


AbaryatwiaL »y OblvWalie Mb- 

4baiyatwlft| 9y 

Trawan, by Rev. nr. 


Qfifl*! ...\:....... 4 19 I 

SoadayScbpelBatditta 9 S f 


Sann, by Rev. Mr. 
Yeit ef dawa, by Rav. R. 

»u 9 

9 'S 9 



ygraif, by Rav. J. 

sylvaans :...*. 

Philadelvbia San^ay 


School, by ditto 

19 1 

1 9 9 

dy, by Rav. Hx. 

Betbanla, by ditto 

Paatyberem, by ditto . . 

Siranaaa, Rev. Mk. Lake 
I>ftto.Rev7M .Kagp .. 
Meilhyr Tydvil, Wh. 


S T 
9 1 

« I 



1 IS 9 


Card% Rev. Mr. JaMat 

Newpeirt,Ravjilr.LewlsIl 19 9 
Ditto, RcT. Mr. Davlaa 9 19 
Ditto, Mr. WilUaM^li 

Scholan 9 9 91 

-: IT T 

Hanover, by Rev. Mr. Davieo. . . ; 9 9 



AbeigaveBBy, by Rev. Mr. ittnet 9 19 S 


Mr. Joaepb Savill, Uttfe RfUtbaM, 
Thazted, Collectien by 
Rev. J. Jea«la(a .... 4 7 1 

SabeeriptioB 1 1 9 

ATriend 10 9 


Stabblaf , Col|eetion bf Rev. Mr. 
Umilqf^ al MentMy Prayer 
Meetinf .,....' f 

Harwich, Collectlen by l|ev. Mrl 
BoMla ....:.....•. 1 

S 1 

by Rev. W 
WeeUv S ah eeriyt i ena SI 19 




9 4 9 
9 9* 

Sit 9 

If:- HI 


II 7 tl tilt 7 
lit t 

il . 

1 10 
t 7 


19 16 ID 
7 17 6 


bf Bit 


4i S 1 

41U 9 

1114 4 
7 f 9 

lit # 
t t 

•v.W. it CmlUrb, 


4 f f 

iU 4 

f ■•▼. w. 

7 10 4 
4 8 4 


44 14 4 



r^« Col- 

«lft 9 
9 4 4 



]mm 11 7 4 

14 4 4 




17 4 

M,BoeMw4 .... 11 6 
I. C*llcc- 

C^Benr 14 6 8| 
Ml 4 7 11 



14 19 10 
4 14 4 

<ltt 4 

by ■•▼. J. 

to 19 9 

^ . Bnmrirtfbnrttrd 440 17 1 

flriq^lOth Fvknury, 1419, and 

•TPiiiBv^WMkSBbMripttoM tO It 4 
^•iyt' wn f oha Haasoa and 

SttipIel^nMUdV CoV- 

•ionary Prajer M««t- 


4 4 

Stamkitttnti ditto 
£tto, by 1I«T. J. Spnr 

• jron 911 

Bidswcll, ditto at dUto, 

kbjRer.J.Bvtt^.... 8 t li 
aTcrhill, ditto at ditlb, 
by Bev. J. Bower. .. . 4 10 4 

Boekinr, ColleetloBMdl 
the BoeUnc Miuioft- 
«7 AasoeiatloB ...... 40 t 14 

Collection at the Qm» 

Boral Meetiitt, alter 

aSormonby fier.O. 

Biurder 49 9 10 

I>oiiatioB and 8ab- 

Mriplioni 1114 8 

SoBoFHondft ;. 4 4 4 

Mrt. Beddow and A^ 

■ily 114 

CoUectod by B. Bed- 

do«,ai{od eight yoaio 4 14 4 
Bfr.SheMerofTkliuaUy 14 

4 4 

109 t 9 

400 17 4 
1 11 

414 19 11 

Oedoet ineidental ezpentet 

. «4l6 # 

Balance of preceding Aeeevnl. ... 44 4 t 

iffr. Shepherd, Reading, Lifit Sobscrintion, 10 14 
For the •Qflferera atTheopolife by (he CairiM f | 

From Friends at Tewkomry 7 f 4 

tCOTLAND:— Donation flroa tbo OhMgow 
Tooth*' Aaziljary MUskmary Mociety in 
aid of the L'indon Hitsionary Society, by 

Mr. John Penman 94 4 

Jewin Street Cbrutian FnrpoM Society, 

Rer. T. Wood, President 10 4 

Ir. Bei^lanUn Rntt fi 4 

aberweUiiuKiiiiufyM'iaalo^^ Ut It 

!rt. Waller Reid, late of Paisley, by Rer. 

. Robert Bunw— a dondfioi tO 

Trinity Chapel, Leather tiane (SccondJU^ 
nual Collection) alter S et M O M , by Bkw. 

Messrs. Tow^end and B^Wfn 

Ozon, Wltnev,' Weekly and Monthly Sob- 

jcrintionsjly Rot. Janes Higgs 

Chtnif* .*— JKockport Chnrch and Congre- 

girtionatT^bomacIo, by Rot. Sol. Ashton 
Surrey ;— KiigMon,Tonng Ladles mt MlttM 

Biden*s School— S^bacriplion (one yoar) 
Worcester :— ConeregatlOn at LUy 

HnntinMon*s Chapi^ by Bet. 

E.Lake 10 

A Friend by ditto 4 

Bdinhnrgb AnxitiOH Iflstlontoy itddOtt, 

Beulbidshiri >*Wobiitii» by Rer. 
Mr. Castioden, 

Two Qaarters'SnbscTip(ions,Mrs. 
Hall, IVonsnrer t 1 4 

FrodjBoe of Psnny Tickets for good 
behaTlonr from the Oirls' Siu- 
daySchoof 7 0| 

F^m «n noknown Correepoadeatt, 
by the Editor of the BTtn. M^.. 1 4 4 






9 8 <i 

Its. 64. te^hy ^* ^ ^^ 

Mr. Jolin Biifws, of Yroo' 

if4tr oC the Nortfi waMt As- 

We have recelred 6911. 
jnHdcntai ee^MsM, fVoM ».., 
henlof , near Bala, TW aan idt 
soc\iMion for propfgatinf the Gospel; paiticolara will 
appear tai ou Mzt 

\kiwmi 99 tf I 

UtmA III If H I "^ • • -."• — "'" ''-^*— '" 10 NwBben of «h« C^HaM lla«Hifta^\ 
Kridhj miMuttfy Mai^MitC^'MMiJo A- TkM, by Mnr. Mr. BliiibAWBW«^SI^\^>9U 

[ 88 ] 



(From Mr, Kelltft Htfmnt.) 

SouMDy tound the truth abroad. 
Bear ye the word of God 

Through the wide world. 
Tell what our Lord had done. 
Tell how the day is won, 
Aud froai his lofty throae, 

Satan is huri'd. 

Far over sea and land, 

"Tis our Lord's own command. 

Bear ye his name ; 
Bear it to every shore, 
Rcinons unknown explore, 
Knter at everv door. 

Silence is shame. 

5ipeed on the win|^ of lore ; 
Jesus who reirns abi»ve,- 

Bidt us to fly ; 
They who his messaj^ bear. 
Should neither doubt nor fear. 
He will their friend appear, 


When on the mighty deep, 
He win their spirits keep, 

Stay'd on nia word; 
When in a foreign lami. 
No other finend ikt hand, 
Jattts wiU by them ttaad, 

Jetuc their Lord* 

Ye, who foraaking all, . 
At your lov'd Master's call, 

Conifvrls resign ; 
Soon Will your worl^ he done 
Soon will the prize be won. 
Brighter than youdcr siiu, • 

Then shull ye shine. 



Glad we bear from day to day, . 

What the Lord is doing, 
How the Guspd wins its \Tay, 

Sinners* heaftb siibduiug; 
What a glorious work is his. 

Work for ever lasting, 
Ev'ry other work but this. 

Fading is and watitiog. 

While the judgments of the Lord, 

Heav'naud earth are shaking: 
Rous'd from slumber by his word. 

Thousands arc awaktug: 
Swiftly flies ' the joyful sound/ 

Heavenly truth dcclariu^.; ... 
To a guiltv world around . . . , 

News of pardon bearing. 

Saviour, let thy message nm, ' * 

Message of salvation ; .' 
Take its circuit like the sun. 

Visit every nation. 
Earth has long been o^'erspread, 

Overtpread with sadne^^ : 
Let the day-sprini; come with speed, 

Bringing light and gladness. 


No lovely rose, of crimson dye. 
Regales my sense, detip^hta my eye ; 
No gmceful lily, towering.therc. 
Seems to command the whole p«rterre ; 
No woodbine twining round the tree 
Flings her ambrosial sweets to roe ; 
For chilling blasts, and storms of snow 
Forbid their gentle charmt to grow. 

Yet here, and there, a lonely flower 
Withstands the Winter's angry powef^* 
Aud, rising from the dreary ground, 
Cheers with iu tints tUe waste around. 
Beneath that sheltered shade I view, 
A modett violet's purple hue. 
Avid half-conceal'd by leaves of green 
The polyanthus deck's the scene ; 

While wall-flower;s spread a faint perfuiae 
From buds which Just beg'm to bloom. 

4fllirtion cannot quite destroy 
All ray repose, and peace, and joy, 
Tho' some delights inu^t fade away 
Like flowers which grace a summer's day. 
Others shall stand ;ig:dust the -bla^t 
Just a4 these lonely blossoms last. 
And when one geii'ile blessing dies. 
Still more iu ^wift succession rise-} ■ 
For God, my father, God, my friend,' 
Will com Tort tnvc or ftolace send. 
Till I shall reach luy lieavenly home. 
Where storms of trouble cauu()t cou|e. 

S. M. U 

ERRATUM,*ln our latt, (p. 17, |Mt line), for mfmmtu. re^d meaturt. 

I . i 




MA RCH, 1 820. 



THIS very excellent aad useful Soon after this he felt an radi* 
minister was born at Ystra- nation to devote himself to the 
teysa, in the pariah of Ystrateyn- ministry, in which he was en- 
las, Brecknockshire, in the year couraged by his pastor^ and the 
1743. He was the youngest son church with which he was oon- 
of Thomas and Margaret Morgan, nected. He therefore commenced 
who were both members of the a course of preparatory study under 
churdi of Christ, at Cumllynfell, in Mr. Evans, from whom he removed 
Glamorganshire, under the pastoral to receive further instruction under 
care of the venerable John Davies, the Rev. Mr. Jones, a clergyman at 
ofAlltwen. Ystrate; and after that he also be- 
The fisther dying when his son came a pupil of the Rev. Mr. Sim- 
Richard was about seven months mons, a Dissenting minister at 
old, left a widow, with eight chil- Neath. Thus was he prepared, oa 
^ren, to mourn his loss. In this the recommendation of Mr. Evans 
trying situation, Mrs. Morgan found and Mr Simmons, to enter the 
1 friend in God, and eujoyed the Academy at Abergavenny, where 
never-failing consolations of re- he pursued his studies, omder those 
%ion. She took a farm, called able tutors, Mr. Jardine and the 
uellywarog, in the parish of Lan- late Dr. Beujamin Davies. 
pwe, in Glamorganshire, where At Abergavenny, Mr. Morgan 
ibe biought up her children in a continued four years, and diligently 
wpectabie manner, and was par- applied himself to his studies. His 
ticulariy attentive to their religious diligence, indeed, was excessive ; 
citacation. She regularly kept up for by neglecting to take exercise, 
bnily worship morning and even- and sitting up late, he greatly in- 
JBg i while her conversation was jured liis health, sui(l laid the foon- 
ii every sense highly honourable dation of that painful disorder, 
to religion. which eventually terminated his 
At an early age, the subject of life. He was naturally of a vigor- 
^ Uemoir, was apprenticed to a ous and ardent mind i what he 
cooper, and followed that business once undertook, he prosecuted with 
^ a short time. When about the whole bent of his soul ; so that 
c^tcen, it pleased God, in answer his literary proficiency was propor- 
to the prayers of his pious mother, tionably great. 
I» inipresB his mind with a power- He was invited to the pastoral 
U sense of religion, when he be- care of the Independent Church at 
one a member of the church at Henllan, in the year 1768, thai 
*i Hgiyn t>we, under the care of ancient society having recently lot. 
MrTwiliHii Svaas. theur former pastwr, the Act. }bf^ 
una. I 







PawelL At the lime of hia eon- Hf'y Spirit, both in the infusioa «f 

Duuon wiih them, the churth cop- 6™^". and. "i '» preBerralioii tnil in- 

aisted of several bmnches. so that urease, until the soul be made perfect 

he h«> to preach at He.Olan oaly -, gl-'g^^^T^orrwh^t ^S 

two Sabbaths in the month, the eagagefl.UDdtr the Chief Shepherd of 

other two being spent at BethJe- the sheep— waiched for soub, as <m 

hem and Landilo. In uilUilion to Uiat had to give an account — and d^ 

these places he generally preached tcrmiaed to know nothing but Jtao* 

ooL-e a montli at Cnnerw, Billgru- Christ, and him crucified. He Bev«r 

man, Corvan, and Lanboidy. At "^ept back any part of the counsel rf 

most of the above places numerous God-he never wore tw« faces^ « 

1 1-.- If u ,~X. ™ ».!.... «.«■= concealed the characteristic doctjioct, 

add t.oiw of church members were ^^ ^^ ^ ^ ^ ^^,,j^ ^^^^^^ 

made ihrough his mstrumentitlity, ^j^^ 1,^ himself believed. His to- 

three of the meeting-houaes were mons were mosilj short aiid imprt9> 

rebuilt, two new ones erected, and sive— purely evangelical, ennenaiental, 

Christian churches formed to wor- and solid. When en^a^ea in poUif 

ship in them. — On those Sabbaths worship, and particurarTy in pray* 

When Mr. Morgan was absent from ""d preachine, his affocuons weri m 

Henllan, his place was supplied by «V^e^ 'hat "^ "*" commoiiJy MB 

Ihe alternate labours of a number ""^8 '''"^ ""* '■^^^' 
of lay-brethren in the church. As a preacher, Mr. Morgsn !t 

whose services were acceptable to further described, by one who wtf 

the people, and who did all in their knew him ; as 

power to strengthen the hands of . ^v scribe weU instructed in the Uof- 

the regular pastor. The other dom of God. He was a man of jraa 

places were supplied on the same energy of mind, and larps coai|MM«r 

plan; and Mr Morgan had the thought. Having carefidly rtaA dw 

happiness to witness a peculiar prolbundest and best authors in llMfr 

blessing on the ministry of the '"«■• ^« Y'»» "^SH"** with aU « 

^Q^ ° ' most intricate doclnnes ; and U ei^ 

n_'. r .1 I u iir cumstances required, he i^ed to ptckIi 

Ooe of these lay-preachers. Mr. „„ ^b^„,. i,;;;" j,;^ ^„,^j ^,^^^ 

John Thomns, of Loyngwyddil. preaching was pbin and pndinL 

who was a warm and smcere friend ke was naturally of a very w»nn lem- 

of Mr. Morgan, gives the following peramcnt ; and this, united with itay 

BiCcount of hi^retiginus sentiments pie^, rendered his mode of pre*cbiag 

and mode of preaching ; — ^ery afl'ectin^. And thougo, ewni 

■ ' M« had ereai real for the priaoinal when prcoclung on rootrover^a! snfr 

(ktciritm of Christiunity. He was jecw, his pulpit exercises were attended 

what some would calls high Cilvinisi. *■''■ a profusion of tears, he was aavtf 

HeheUlihedociiuieof Three Persons so bierrupted by weeping, as to be M 

in the DiMne essence — the ruined and ^ 'oss for words, or unable to proceet 

iinful condition of mankind by nature "'^ facility in the service. His mk 

—together witli absolute and personal "'stry was evidendy attended with 4 

cleetioa to p.temal life, throuEli the ^turred miction, peculiar to those whd 

fOvereijn trace and mercy of ^'^ eminently holy. Under hit m0- 

beacnMnplisbediniheu^ofapiiointed tnoos, no one coitfd be iruotentin M 

*n«*iM. lie rejoiced in the incarnation trifling. His preseiK-e struck CVHJ 

•f the Son ot God, maintaining his pro- person with a degree of awe, h « U 

per Divinity and true humanity m per- "» ^l^e aiiention of the atidieocc.' 
looal iiBiun— bis substitution for his -tk _» . j - j. at- 

peopU,aiidvicaiiousa» which „ ^""^ pastoral conduct of Mft 

he renil/rted i plenary satisfaction to "Morgan corresponded with tm 

pi-^mejuMiceoij their account— ji;iti- general chnrscter of his ministt;. 

fl«j(>ii by faith Ln the ridilegusueis No person tised to be adinitt«d fa» 

wfChnst uaptued— thecffimyofthe tbe churcli withoot bdi^ efr 


«iiiucd tf to knowlecke and ex- had been engi^ed, nptwithstaadiM 
perienoe jpublidy, bemre a cdn- his numerous and laliorioug avoaa« 
aideiaUe oongregaUon ; and yet it tions. 

^!:!!J^^ a'ZJ^T'' *^i "^^ ' «• ^»» K^^^Jy esteemed,' ^ 
prton wan deterred froni ofTering Mr. Phillips,^ one ot the beet lii^isl^ 

himaelf as a candidate for torn- among the Disseni^rs, in the prkiei' 

mnsioD, on account of the strict pality. lie was not satisfied with the 

mode of admission. No sooner did progress he made at the Seminar/. 

a person enter upon a course of yiuihim it was a leading object thit)ug|^ 

lenoiM piety, than he considered ^^®» "^^ ®^'y ^^ preserve what he had 

himself bound to jointhe people of iT*^!^**^"^ Z"!!^ f ^i'Slf^i^i.J^ . 

^in reli^JeUowsbrXhe ^^^^^ 

b^of a ^feimily was never ad- h^h, that the iaifguage might be mM 

Buttfid to communion, unless he familiar to him ; and that he. mt^i 

would en||;age to bare flemiily wor- preach in it with greater facility^ %i 

ship moining and evening. The which he had occasion almost every 

^■■^pMnt of the ehuN.'h was exer- week. And that he might be obligsa 

tfacd wHhoilt respect of persons, ^ maintain an Wbitual acquaihtenc^ 

end the UwS of the Gospel con- '^*^'^*?^i?f^'t?^',^*2?/-L^ 

■i^ntimiMv nhAPrvAH genera! rule to take his Gteek Testis 

ioemioasiy ooserved. ^ . , ^ ment in the morning, atid trtlislat* tf 

After Mr Morgan had settled at potion of it into English to the family \ 

HenUan • few years, he mamed and in tlie evening he pursued the same 

Miss Sarah Morgan, a well-informed plan with his Hebrew Bible. • He knew 

sod eminently pious woman. The the value of learning to a minister, and 

Re?. Mr. PhUlip^, of Harpenden, reganled the portion of it allotted to 

ipe^S of her as one Who possessed ^'™ ^y providence, as a talent not to 

•an csceUent spirit/— as one who ^ ^^^L^'^^^P'Tli°!.]l!'.rl^J* 

in. • cool, deliberate, cheerful, and ^jjl^,"'*''' ^^ '^^ advantage 61 

Wdl amted as a partner for so ex- .'f^ ^\y opinion,' says the Rev. Mc*. 

ecUent a man.' She was so con- g^n Jones, ot Trelech, • as a Chiistian^ 

sistcnt iO her deportment^ that even a scholar, and a divine, he had but feWw 

the tangim of calumny had nothing if any, superiors, in Wales. The ckise 

to any to her disadvantage. The connexion between us, for the last eight 

Ber. Jbaiah Richards, of Camden or ten years o***^is.J*»^%8^^.V™*^«,2 

Town, 'almost regarded her as a f^^^.^^V^P^T' n!f 1?^^ ^ S 
_^. * , i» ^1 - V m private and public — tdr ours was an 

■Ntfaor. He speaks of her as ^^f^gerved frJendship. He seettirt 

land and affectionate m her man- always aware of the importanee of bme, 

Mr» and deservedly respected by all j^ that he would never sj>end it in a 

•rannd her.' He observes, that ' she trifling manner. After a few minutes 

Wcaoelled thousands of her sex, conversation with any of his brethren, 

who had been favoured" with supe- he viwld be sure to put the que8t|on> 

lior priTikges; and could with * ^^^ ^^^^ ^? ^^^S^^^T^^lt^ev J 

pesi Vbeu^y and clearness, com- Passage of ^nptuie? ^ J^^J^^^Sf 

y. . - , '^^„. „„ .i.«^« „«., therefore, spent my time win «ny 

Mnte her ^ew on almost any j '^ ^^^ ^ ^^e.' 

wMaiwM subject, before a mixed ° . 

(wmuiT.- By her Mr. Motwm He was a ctose otoerver of inw 

«ubtai«ed with a daughter, who and things ' People bk mpt to 

> low the wife of Mr. Evan Wil- think,' said he, ' that I •« *<» ^ 

tarn, and walks, with her husband, picious of others •, but g»en»\ly "W 

k tfie steps of her parents. surmises prove true. Ms couW wk 

Ob kavbig the Academy, Mr. .-spprove the choice which on*oe«B 

>lii|aa did not Klinquish any Ciongretotions, ibtmeriy om^ww 


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[CbO^ciknt, MMmgmom />«MKMif 4md «fl mikn Dmmtimt ^ 51. v 



PvoibT^f :— Sf ▼. Hr. Harris • • f * { 

Tcsby • I S 

BftTeHbr^vttt Tkker- 

Mde It 4 t 

Oreen. Rav. I|r. SalMer T U • 

Aaxllitry ComribvtlMM 4 f 

SabKriMiiNi 1 1 6 

tJ 9 

1VelR«rB.S«v.B.OriathBaiO • 

8«l»MriftkipB a S f 

St. D«TMVKtadtad,«iid 
Salv«, Bev. UU&H. 
HmrviMttMCkiSMM.. 15 9 • 
8«bf«iptiow 9 9 

U 19 

17 11 



FlshgMrd, by a Priead 14 

Ncw|wrt,by«FreBd 1 1 

Fniyfrom, by Ktr. J. 

9 19 
9 9 9 


Olttidwi, Sc«. Mr. OriSlta 19 9 

NartH^rtb f 9 

Hcnllaa, Landllo. Carrao, wid 

LaaboMj, Rer. Mr. Loyd 9119 

Tralrcb, by R«T. Mr. 

Jonet II 17 I 

Blaenyeoad, by ditto .... 9 19 7 
JuTCBite Society at dittn 9 119 
Capel Inaa, by ditfa. ... 9 14 f 



JaTeaile Sockt^ at ditto 9 19 9 

ly di 
Llwyayrbwrdd, by ditto 9 

Feterwell, by ditto 



BothlebaM, by |Uv. J. 

PbUKM/. 6 11 9 

RbydyedMed, by dittn . . 1 9 

LaaghMmo 1 4 91 

Carmarthen, Rer. Datrid Peter. 

AaxiliaryContribmtioM 19 9 0| 

CollecUoii : .Til 19 

Mr. Marri9,j«i 9 9 9 

8abt«Hptioa» 9 19 9 

A well-witbcr to the 

Cauie 1 1 

Prnflli of a Straw- 

berry^d, by a Lady 1 1 

Paattrgffby Rev. Mr. Da- 

viei 9 9 9 

Paniel, by ditto 9 19 9 

99 9 

9 1 01 


r. Mr. 

Rbvdybottt and 
iQoDni, by Rot. 

Jonra 9 9 

Sabacriptiou 9 1 

41 9 91 

9 19 9 

Crigbar, by Rer. D. Jones 9 19 71 

Tabor, by ditto 1 9 7ft 

HermoQ, by diUa 1 19 I 

Aaxiliary Costribu- 
tioda, by Mitt E. 

Prytkero 9 11 

10 9 

7 IT 9 

9U 9 

Sardit, by Rev. Mr. Da- 

Tiet 3 7 

Bethlehem, by ditto .... 9 1 9 
AberfalUeb, by ditfc) ..169 

LandoTtry, Collectlcnt 
at the Ajuraal Meeting 
ditto 95 19 

Amfdlf Afpwij f ■ »»/! »i I Mi I V| 



1 17 9 

Gvamaia. k| 

•nMp, fef Bav. L. 

Fentretygwyn, by Bar. 
J. Morgaat 


sr Y t 

\ • % 

819 9 

SaBdayScbaolal#tta I IS B 

Betl^Lbydlttf....7?r. 9 f S 

S«MiayScbMlal«l|a 9 IS 9 

0«Mb,bydHte IM 4| 

4 t $ 


9B^SS*\iB0t,m,Wwlkr,.., Sli I 
AberyatwML »y OblHiMie Ma- 

ibeiittwlftj 9y 
■ laT., 

[r,by ^tta 

YVewen, by Bar. Mr. Will 

Havel and tUys, by Bar 

OfiOhM ..fT........ 4 19 I 

SoadayScbo^lBatdittaS 8 f 

* • f 


Samn, by Rev. Mr 
Ytverdava, by Rav. R. 

9 s i 

U 9 
Sanday Sehool at ditto 9 19 9| 

Tribldybmiin, by ditto 19 9^ 
SandayScbaolatdltto 9 9 81 

Capei Rerw, by ^tla ..999 


Scbool, by ditto 

by Rot. J. 

• • « 




19 1 

1 9 9 

by Rav. Mx, 

Fri2'..... 9 9 

Betbanla, by ditto f 8 T 

Pantyberem, by ditto ..081 



Svaaiaa, B*y> Mc- taka 
DTt^ rZtTm .lagp .. 
Menbyr T)r4Til, Wn, 
Bfait. 1 19 9 

cSift^ii;. it jii*« ';.;.'.'!:; J I r 

Newport, RtTjtr.LewIt 11 19 ^ 
Ditto, RcT. Mr. OaTlat 5 19 
Ditto, Mr. WUIiaBa'k 

SckoUn 9 9 91 

-17 T 91 

Hanorer, by Rev. Mr. Daviat. . . ; 9 9 9 
AbaigavaBay, by Rev. Mr. Jaatet 9 19 S 


Mr. Joiepb SavilL Uttre WUtbtM, 
Tbaztad, CollcetiaB by 
Rev. J. JcMiings .... 4 7 1 

Snbecriptioa 1 1 9 

ATriend 10 9 



stabbing, Co1|eetioa by Rav. Mr. 
Morrii^j al MoBtiay Prayer 
Meetinf 8 

Harwieb, Collectlaa by Rev. Mr. 

9 1 

GhelMaftrd, Ca|leatlaa 
WaaUy SabaerlptlaM 81 19 



by Rav 



9 4 9 

1 19 91 
SIO 9 

•srtitfiwi^i\x%\%\% • H^ T H US 

greatly owned of God, in the con- 
version of sinaera, and in reviving 
the cause of religion. With him 
Mr. Mof^gnn went out of Uis usual 
sphere, vi^ted the English parts of 
Pembrokeshire, and was the means 
of doiog much good by his occa- 
sional itinerant labours. These 
worthy men, in connexion with the 
laie RcT. Arnold Davies, were the 
means of forming churches in dif- 
ferent places,* where the Gospel is 
now constantly preached, and wheve 
the labours of their respective jias- 
lors are crowned with success. 

But this aged servant of Christ 
wasnow hastening to thecl'.i£eof his 
earthly course. He had long suf- 
fered much from nephritic affec- 
tions i and lawarils ihc close of his 
life, bis pains were »iolent. At 
length he was unable to preach in 
a standing posture, and had a stool 
ia the pulpit, on which he sat to 
ileliver some few occasional dis- 
Mnirses. Hh last sermon was 
founded on Lament, v. 19 ■ ' Thou, 
O Lord, remainest for ever.' For 
^>out nine mmilhs after this, his 
•uifcrtngs were very great ; under 
which he expressed a. fear lest bis 
patience should fiiil ; but was en- 
abled to resign himself to the will 
el God. Id the prospect of death 
Mil etemiiy, his mind was com- 
fortable; be expressed his confi- 
dence in the ' everlasting covenant ;' 
and said to a friend who came to visit 
him, ' 1 am going to thy Father and 
my FWtber, to thy God and my God.' 
Tbns (lied this venerable minister, 
on tbe lOth of February, IS'>5. aged 
ij^vean. He had served the church 
at HwIEan 3~ years, and httd the 
nlii&ctioD of leaving it in a state 
of peace and pros))erity. He was 
Mceeeded by the Itev John Lloyil, 
tnm tke Dissenting College at Car- 
■lanlMn, who still continues to fill 
Ibc pastoral office with acceptance 
»d noch success. J. B, 

• Eimu. M«c. (or Auguii, i»l6. p. 3M).' 


Dba« Sir, 
Aftrr some unavoidable delay 
(by illness) I attempt the shortest 
summary I can form, of what ia 
needful to be added to my letter in 
your Magazine forJanuaiy, p. 1(V- 
13. The objecU and moile* of leor. 
ihip of the earlifst Britons, and the 
constitution of the Druidical Hierar- 
fhff, are the principal subjects of in- 

I. The obfeels of wtyrihip have 
been represented as variously as the 
prepossessions of writers ha»e dif- 
fered. The serpent, the lan, and 
Noah's ark, have been assigned by 
contending Mythologists, to the 
chief place in ancient British super- 
stitions : and Mr. Davies has argued 
for the last of these hypotheses, 
very plausibly, from frequent allu- 
sions by Biitish bards to the history 
of Noah, in close connexion with 
Druidical mysieries. The Bards, 
however, undoubtedly knew the 
history of the Deluge, through the 
medium of Christianity ) and it dif- 
fers so widely from the statements 
of ancient Triads, which probably 
descended memorUer from the 
Druids themselves, that I cannot 
but regard the subjects as wholly 
distinct. How vague were the tra- 
ditions of the Greeki concerning a 
deluge! Those of the HinilotH are 
iioiB ascertained to be no less so. 
Among the ancient Egypiiani it 
seems to have been wholly oblite- 
rated. Hardly any nation appears 
to have preser^'ed memorials prior 
to its arrival at the seat of its final 
settlement. How unlikely, then, 
were the Druids in Britain to have 
retained the memory of Noah and 
Ills family in the ark! 

As to the Sun, it is remtrbaLl^ 
that no ancient Mythology is bnwtv 

^ 88 S A vs. 

to li»f» a»*f It «kf f «#/ oWect of upc» it That tmt tmii^ici 
vonUn Jpolfo was lubordlnate wb«ra found in the vidnity of On|T 
to JupUet, among th« Greeks and idical stnicturet , cannot invatidan 
Komans, and to Fulcan, (or the tbat evidence ; as nochai^ofllM 
element of Fire.) among the Egyp- fcce of a country it mora eqmUMMI 
tians. The Persians apparently re- thau Ua denudatkHi of wood s aid 
sembled the latter. For iho 5erpe«<, ou the emineDoas wbieh usually 
sUU less can be said with pbuaibi- form the saata of iuoh ramaUu. U 
^. The heavens and ^he earth can karUly he raiiewe4 by plwitap 
were inpre usuAlly reckor^ ^ tioa Your limits do not afdmll af 
flourc^ of air divinity .—feLnutier dwelling upon the minutiai of Uda 
has reasonably inferred this of the branch of their superatitioiub or fl 
Celts i and they probably derived it their uses of Mg%^hifmfifi, vmM|Hi« 
fiom the or}^i^al Gjauls, pf whom &t. 

the Briton^ wf^e a colony. Their I!. Their taodMS o{ wwsh^ wara 
sWe' .circles might represent the horri4» but probably somjawbal less 
'fieavens, and a princi|>al clevutejd so in Biiiaia than in Gaul, wbcra 
stone, vv'ithin or near to them, pro- C^^sar assorts huge wicker ima^ 
'&biy Qgured the earth. to hav^ bt^n formed, ia ^rhieh 

' Ir appears certain that the ^ving persons war« p1aoa4 to ha 
Britons 'paid divine honours also to consumed by fin^. Of this practioa, 
Ihe moiSt ominent of their ancie^at or the formatiou of any sort of 
leaders.' The Gadara, who con- images, in Britaiq, wa baiw no 
ducted th^ni either from Byzacium proof : but it is certain thai human 
to the Gt^adiana, o^ from Gaul to sacrifices were offered by the Dniidi, 
Britaiii, ifor their tradition;} may and especially in thair principal 
Iv^m either^) Prydain, after whom British residence at Angloaey. C»- 
oiir island was naqied, and Belt, sar*s account of their iidectioa of 
Ktlierof Cassibelan, arcidolatrously victims, answers precisely to the 
'invoked in writings of the Bards ; recent customs at Tah€it€, Crimi- 
ajid'to the jjrst, divine attributes nals and captives were pr ef e r red as 
are repeatedly ascribed. Whether sacrifices -, but in deficiency of 
Caesar confounded Uicsewith deities these, the most innocent wera not 
peculiar to the Celts and Germans, exeu]|.ved. Persons languiahii^ 
9r referred only to the latter, when under disease, or about to meat ini^ 
l^e stated the Celts to >yor5h]p minent danger, substjjLutcd victimi 
Mercur}', Jupiter, j:c. cannot now in order to their own preaervatioo ; 
be ascertained : but the idcntifica- being taught that human blood 
iion of the objects pf worship alone could avail. Hmnan sai^fi- 
fcmong barbarous nations with ficci^, indeed, seem to have betfi of- 
those'* of the Romans who con- fered by all heathens, ftnnfnt or 
()uered them, may easily be ac- modern, more or less frequently: 
cfounted for; as the Roman laws but the Druids were 19 notorious 
tolerated the worship of such only for this atrocity, a^ to provoke the 
as were enrolled by the Senate in execrations of Roman and Qr^ 
the Pantheon. It was on this im- historians. 

niutabte principle that the most III. The constitulion of tl^ 
humane emperors could not prevent hierarchy forms the most ranurlfL- 
the per&ecution of Christians able branch of the subject i an4 i»j 

Gliissical testimonies abound con- J believe, without parallel i^ l^icienl 
ceming the v^neratiqn in \> hich the history. In some respects, the 
oa/c was held by the Druids^ egpe- Brahmins of India res^jpbl^ the 

dA^wlieat^ni(fi{e;pew^ ]>!«»? j ^9^ |)$ f^ ivm gpl a 

lAk» ttm orim <d Jnum, obtain honimy nrw tli^ •wyii;ij^^ ^^ 

to hwrt admiUtd aU ptr- jiMticei and ara therefore ^oon^f^ 

» talmti aad nnk ware the aeveraiit of all peDaltiM.'^(Og . 

to nigiiiMit tbair inflyigiw. BelL Gall. ▼!. 13.) To such o^U- 

while in olhw QfUioM au^ sia^tical tyranny w«ns tha C4d|i 

A WW lilfle elaa than an warriors au^eete4! finr the po^^, 

nf At ilile, tbe ftate itaolfj qvered native population wcM 

the Cdts» apptiMV to havf treated mmrdy as s)avf8, and oo»9 

ladt tha eogine of I>nii4iim« soquently beneath the potice of t^ 

Ike popnlaetf or aufctjngnted GaiUSf Druidical Pope and Com^ve. 

weie in extreme dcgradetkm { Init That the authority of individnilfi 

Qenr naksthe Jg^tfifCfj or nobility/ extended both to Gaiil and Bri|ii|i^ 

(whs MBil eppeienUy bavf been appears in the elder Dititi^eiiii 

AeCeltie eeiMiQcrors)« inferior to who reigned et &>iMeii«, and (pi^ 

the Slnrid^ to wboai tfie inetroption bably) at iJepisef. The rw^^y 

efthrirprincipnl youths wieeegerty also, might, in both conntries, ei 

esHwaitlad, iff tb^ were upt wm^ members of the seme body» be svdbe 

stfiee — shi ti ons of entering into tibe ject to the same ecelesiastioel bead, 

evder. Bo JMptiiacMi^ eUSF magia* We are infomied of no such distinct 

taato of the Geltic JEhfei, who en- presidmicy in Britain : but it had^ 

Jeyed the peculiar eonfidenee of probably, been transplanted thttush 

Miea Cwa|r» was, es Ckerq tes- to Gauii when Druidism acquieed 

e Araid. Both Druids and its plenary power in the laCter 

were csempled from military country. I doubt whether it ever 

■ I but individttals of these attained in Britain to init^ority ap 

ea were sometimes eminent for extensive and so despotic $ thp ne^ 

martld prowess* aa well as for ter- tives having never bem subdued, 

liteiel possessions. and, apparently, enjoying considem* 

Wbstaver powers they assumed, ble frMlom : but the probability of 

eithee espHitely or as • body, in the a similar .anni»«i concourse of the 

lettil' respect, they acknowledged • PrufOs and military chiefs heving 

giBeraikeed:—'<^^>^«^^o Druids,* been held, from very remote siii£ 

said Julia«CflBsar,*presidesand holds quity, in Britain, is cobfinned by 

i in — e snpcriori^ over the whole, the stupendous works at Avtbutf^ 

At Ue dratk he is succeeded by the near Marlborough, which were pri« 

most eminent in dignity, or by one cisely adapted to the purpose^ ef 

who ohieine the suffrage of a me- such an assembly. There it prD«> 

jeritf ^ bat sometimes it is contested hably met, till it was transftrnd to 

by aswia. At a fixed time of the Gaul, not only as the moreextenaive 

yev, they assemble from al) quar- (and in fact the mother) eountry, 

tsn ie e eentral pert of Gaul (at but as that in which the Dmide 

er leer Oftcrtret ), which is conse- could exercise more absolute tiower. 

cntad Ibr the purpose. Thither This, however, was terminated by 

eflwhe have litintions respecting the Roman conquest of GauL ^nliiis 

crfmei^ UoodshM, inheritance, or Qgsar suppress^ human sacrifieea 

bnwmiariss, resort to receive judg* in Spain, and therefore doubs* 

JBOBt ftom the Druids j who decree leas discountenanced them in GauL 

an lewnrda or punishments, and AuguBtm prohibited every Roman 

ietpfid Cnom saerifices any that subject ihun participatug in this 

their decrees. Such ere ee« baibarity: and it is donb^, wlie* 

Impiows end wieked, and ther the formal abolition of Dm* 

appeal eir ietor. httso^ e^mnred inffiig «be leffe ef 


T^btriut, or wiy in that ot Claudiut. divination. To this powerfiil me- 

Dufing the latter, much of South thod of delusion heathens h»r». 

Britiun was conquered by the Ro- always been enslaved : but the 

mans ; and the Druids seem wh»Ily Druids appear to have csrried it to 

to have retreated to Anglesea, a peculiar extent and height. Other 

which still contains the remains nations chiefly depended on local 

of an edifice similar, but much oracles fur the prognostication fd 

inftrior, to that of Avebury. The future events : but in Gaul mat 

Gospel was planted in South Wales, Britwn, almost every grove Mcms 

A. D. 59; and shortly after, the to have contained its or»cle, .and 

Druids were expelled from Angle- every Dmid to have interpreted th« 

sea, by Suelomus. They appear to Divine purposes. 
have taken refuge in the Isle of Most nations have idwaj-> be- 

Jtfun, the Hebrides, the Highlands lieved the immortality of the soul, 

of Seoltand, and in Ireland. That though uncnnnected with a state of 

Christianity should be debarred of retribution. The Druids, like the 

access to those countries, during in- Pi/thugaream and the Brahmifu at 

tervals so great as from three to India, taught its trantmigraivm 

fire centuries, while its progress in into various bodies, as a modificai- 

Britain had been rapid, and almost (ion of the latter doctrine. The 

Keneral, seems best to be accounted British Triads comprise uaeful 

jnr by the prevalence, or the sup- moral maxims ; but the best of 

pression res |)ec lively , of Druidical these, like the moral systems of 

influence. The comparative state modern Deists, might be burrtmel 

of Popery in the same countries, from Christianity. The wrtiingi 

(the Isle of Alan excepted,) since of the Itards, and numerous mytbi^ 

tbe epoch of the Reformation, may, logical fables, imply the diKtnoe ti 

in some measure, illustrate the dis- the Druids to have been envebped 

tinction. in complicated mygitrieM, and ia^ 

The difliiaion of Christianity in culcated by burdensome and enel 

Gaul was very .tBiilj.-vitnDared with niei, the practice of which was 

its progress in Britain : but in Xiinh privately continued by many long 

countries it concurred with Roman oPter the prurcasinn of Ctamtiaoltf 

poticy (rather than humanity) to had become general, 
(ubvert the authority of the Dnrids) Having extended this letter al-^' 

although in each their doctrines ready beyond its proposed limits, I 

long kept a firm and extensive hold, would only call to mind our oblU 

They had not acquired so signal an gations to gratitude and praise, far 

ascendancy without qualities that the early introduction and uninler- 

Mtracted veneration. Their inslitu- mpted cotitinuauce of the Gospd 

tion seems to have originated be- 
fore the astronomical and physio- 
logical science, possessed by I'a- 
tiurchs before anil after the deluge, 
had been obliterated by the barba- 
rism attendant on frequent and re- 
mote migration. The Druids, like 
the priests of Chaldta and Egypt, 
TVtained, and perhaps improved, 
these branches of usefiil learning ; 

among us as a nation. Beside Hit 
invaluable blessings which it im* 

of liberation from Priealnaf) in ilt 
moat imposing form, from idolatry 
in its most cruel state, and from th« 
deepest infatuation of Satanic lirt-fp' 
liong, To the Jinl, we were agaiil< 
long subjected by Pupery : and 
what were the reformed martyrs. 

but they carefully »ecreted them but hiunan sacrifices to the god of 
fmm the populaoe, and perverted this world! To the in&tuatioB af ' 
ttifiD to {tntMiiow of M^^ M*! pretendsd progHOflieaimSf » vMf , 


pwUMiilk ift qf mar popnlace is rtffl thatangfatkBowledg* of Chrift'lft 

mrhilij mdkwtA. Itiatheattribnte essential to genuine Christiaaitr* 

of -Goo akMie to /oreAMov any fu- This idea sets the qoestion at tM 

tore cfent : all fortane^-telling is head of this paper, in a strikingand 

heathenism ; and Idl curiosity to important point of view. 

diaDorer more than God has re- 52. Only those thoughts of Chibt 

reeled of his purposes^ 'leads cap- are right which are derived fh>m 

tire to Satu at his will' the sacred 8criptui«s. lliese are 

That ewery serious reflection, to both the source and the standard of 

wWcfa tlie preceding review can all rdigious sentiment; for iukni 

direct your readers, may be truly subjects of Divine revektion, we 

prafitaUe to «11, is the heart's dcH are not to think what we please. 

lire aad prayer* of Some have asserted ' the innoceney 

Yoor's, affectionately^ of mental error,' — a seotiment 

Samusl GaBATHKKD. whidi (as the venerable Booth 

^ once expressed it) ' is h^ treason 

n<n^TT^«.ine ^mr^iLVA'i^ .^ agaiust thc majcsty of ctemal tTutli |? 

THOUGHTS ON«, ^^ j^ jg thTduty of prefessed 

'WhasthhikyeofChrUt?' .Christians, to make the niapired 

Tma question is the true touch- volume the guide of their sent!-. 

stone bj which to try the principlet ments, as well as of their UHnnl con-^ 

and the cMdif ion of erery professed duct. 

believer in Christianity : for as the Our divine Lord said to the Jewi^ 

duuracter and offices of the ' Son of ^ ' Search the Scriptures, for in them 

God,* are so vitally connected with ye think that ye have eternal life, 

the New Testament dispensation, and these are they thai tettify 0/ 

every erroneous opinion of him m^-* From which command we 

musty in a corresponding degree, niay infer, that the Jews, who hud 

affect the views we have of that opportunities of comparing the - 

dispenaatioo, and the hopes whicli descriptive prophecies relating to 

are fbanded upon its discoveries. Aie Messiah with their literal ftil- 

1. It k evident that the whole filment in the life and actions of 

•cheme of Christianity rests upon Jesus Christ, were extremely cul- 

the Lord Jesus Christ as its basis, pable in not receiving him of whom 

aad that all its grend lines iheet in Moses and the prophets wrote> 

Him aa their centre : for when the merely because his appearance and 

inspired apostles were commissioned kingdom did not suit their carnal 

to preach its heavenly doctrines, to and unauthorized taste. But how 

sdndaiater its numerous privUegee much greater are our obligations 

and hieggings, and to enforce its to 'search the Scriptures,' and to 

indispensable daltef, they summed receive their representations, who 

up their multifarious employments, have an additional and a more ez- 

by mying, ' We preach Christ cm- plicit revelation, confirmed by the 

dSmd.* Now if Jesus Christ was most convincing testimony. We 

the one grand subject of their have not now to learn concerning 

ministry,— if a constant exhibition Christ, by what some would cw 

of the blood, and righteousness, and the dim l^ht of uncertain applica- 

graoe of their Divine Master, was tion ; but ' the Son of God is come, 

essential to the proper discharge of and hath given us an understanding, 

tiieir apostolic duties, — or, in other that we may know him that is true*, 

words, if to preach the Oaspel and (1 John v. 90.) -, and his inspired 

to preach CkrUi were substantially servants have borne ample testi* 

tka pmo ibing, thea |t to oortainj mony to. his natwra ^md bto ireilf, 


Who aoA what Jesua is, ought not ' Some My that tkon art John Iht 

la be a matter of floublfu) disputn- Baptist, eoiii« Elina,' &c. Ha 

(ion. ' He IB Ueclored to be the then sailh unto them, ' Bnt wlkoBa 

San of Go(l with power, according siiy ye that I nm f And Simoa 

to the spirit of holiness ;■ and pi o- Peter answered, "Thou art tlH 

phets aiid apostles agree, in an- Christ, the Son of the living God^ 

nouncing him ks ' the mighty God, And Jesua said to him, ' Bleaaed ait 

the everlasting Fatlter, and the thou, ^imon Baijona, for flesh and 

Prince of Peace.' In there any- blood hath not revealed il to tlie^ 

thing in this detcription, which > hut my Father which ia in heaven.' 

dying ainner would wish to limit or It hath been said, that all cooaiaieat 

qualify! So did not (hose who views of Christ are derived fVon 

knew him best. AU language is Scripture, but the bare koowledgt 

beggared to speak his worth. All of the letter of Scripture is not all 

epithets foil to describe his gran- that is requisite to the saving know. 

deur. Ideas too big for uttemnce ledge of Christ- Can we suppoM 

Inboured in the breasts of nil lhot>e that Paul had been ' brought up al 

who beheld him in the light of the feet of Gamaliel, ana taught, 

iospiration. It is true, llie word according to the perfect manner of 

af God, concerning him, contains the law of the fathers,' and was sUD 

many unlathomable mysteries ; but ignorant of those Scriptures whick 

they are revealed as mysteries ^ we testified of Christ? And yet h* 

are not required to explain, but to knew not the Lord till his meiiM>> 

Mint them. And if it be true that rable journey to Damascus. AAw 

God knew what be intended to this we hear him saying — ' It pIcMCd 

re^-eal, and that his inspired ser- God who separated me tma my- 

vantB did not mistake his intentions, mother's womb, and called tno by 

it is clearly our duty to recdve liis grace, to revrat hit Son in aw, 

with meekness the engrafted word, that I might preach him ainonglbi 

which is able to save our souls. Gentiles,' (Gal. i. 16.) A^ if 

3. Those only think rightly of Christians in the present day an 

Christ who are taught by the Spirit, acquainted with Jesus as • Savuur, 

J'esus Christ, who well knew the it is because that ' God who com* 

eapobilities of human nature, hath mandcd the light to shiRc out of 

declared, that only those who have darkness, hath shined into thttr 

learned of the Father come unto hearts, to give the light of tha 

him 1 and i[) order to secure the knowledge of the glory of God, k 

•ffoctual Instruction of his re- the face of Jesus Christ.' So Ibri 

deemed people, he promised the it is truly by the gr«ce of God thw 

Holy Spirit, to take of the things are what they are. 
of Chr^t and shew them to their 4. Uur thoughts of Christ wiHW 

souls. And how strongly doth the much inlluenced by our tiptrima, 

neceasity of the jiromlsed influence and the apprcheosioas we han of 

itAity, that 'the natural man re- oar prenent condilion, and our pro** 

oeiveth nut the things of the Spirit pecit as to the tutiire. The ama 

of God, •neitlier can know them, who lives without God in the worid, 

because they are spiritually dis- who knows not the plague of hi* 

cenied.' The Lonl Jesus, when he own heart, and who is ignornot of 

jvilhed to ascertain the opinions of the estent and spirituality of lb* 

hit own disciples cooceraing him- moral law, has no coitsUtent idea of 

Hlf, eoc|aired, (Matt. xvi. 13) his need of Christ, and conseqaeally 

' Whomdomea say that I, the Son willthinklittlealioulhim.fiulwlMi 

ai liu« MiV And they rt^Usd, the vftrioua perfwtioM tf IMiy Mt 

909 AT*. m 

braoBlilWOMriOBt CtmUmifMon, qf Mt etmdUmm, fonfimd H^ yi^mk 

when justice a«d tnitb frown hor- to the present tiioei A^d though 

ribly upon the consGience, and even he w^ awfully Buspended over ^9 

mervj M9Wt$ to their decisions^ burning gulf, from which no one 

then* O ! how nrecioYis m the Sa- but the dyiiig Saviour could redeem 

TaoffTt MP ' A Moing-plape from the him ^ yet« instead of entreating 

itonn/ YeSy b^ tbut hath seen as divine assistance, he offered I 

mv^ M mm cbm^ f^^ of ^^^ d^* nothing but revilings. 

perale wi^^edness ot the human This is not the only proof of the 

heart, orwbo knows fbe trne na- propriety of the sentiment advaiioed, 

tiire of the abopiinatipns that Jurk Who has not often seen the samt 

within it, will h^, with gratitude, persons, who» while health end 

tbet Deliverer who cam^ ' to redeem strength continued, were M thoughl" 

oi from n^ im^uity, and punfy upto less about Jesus Christ and religion 

hiiUMlf » peculier people^ zealous as if they were totally unworthy 

of good worl^f* I|ppran(ne of the their serious regard, when they 

deiotf of '^Hj may prodtice un- have been overtaken by soqae un^ 

bonded hope, and a repunciation elected calamity or disease, h^ve 

of the 8Avi<mr*s rigliteQUsness j showp the greatest aWm. Theif 

Pttol conU UY» * I was aliye with- life is threatened ; they then think 

oat the law once/ but when the of Jesus, and send for one of hie 

eonmumdment came, with ener- ministers, as they would send for e 

getic and convincing power, it be- physician j they are now disposed 

came 'his schoolmaster to lead him to believe that the love <tf that 

to Christ' Saviour, whom they have long des« 

The opposite cofiduct of the two pised, is essential to their safety, for 

thieves, who were crucified on ei- God cfdls, conscience alai«ns> and 

tfecr side of ofir liord, may be ad- they have no other refuge. 

*«*. to ahi8tiuto the foregoing . 

remarks* The salvation of the one - ^^^ 

is, indeed, % strikiog instance of .If there be any one event whidi 

dlviq^ sovereignty, and of the 3a- more than another is calculated to 

Timir's readiness and ability to save prove the reality and sufficiency of 

even at the eleventh hour i but their the foundation of the Christian's 

difereat yiews of Christ may be hope, it is the article of death. 

OQnskler^ as a remarkable proof I(ow many have passed through 

that our idea^ of him will be regu- that dreaded valley, and have feared 

kted by the con9ciousness we have no evil and found no daskness there, 

of Qor pondition or danger. Both But what were their thoughts of 

the tlueves were expiring, but only Christ ? Did they speak in cau* 

one of them seemed solicitous to tious, diminishing terms of his 

escape * the second death.* He un- righteousness and blood ? No, 

qnestionebW felt something of ' the ' they overcame* their fears, and 

povera of the world to come j* he doubts, and foes, * by the blood of 

frsred the just indignation of an of- the Lamb and the word of his 

feodedOodtand his concern prompted testimony.* Their language was 

him to apply to t)ie illustrious suf- ' God forbid that I should glory^ 

fcnr near him, in a prayer Which save in the Cross.* Was it ever 
oontains all the eloquence of anxiety heard then — an orthodox Christian 

mingled with hope — 'lx)rd,remem- became a Socinian or a Deist on his 
hnr me when thou comest into thy death-bed, rejecting, in the hour of 
kingdom.' T^ other, who was extremity, the rock of «kig^) «& xl^X> 
sp|0^| v% bvlt 9^ ^^9 ^M^MfMt affording lumVm iippc^irM^ m^ 

^00 ESSAYS.^ 

poH) Ah; no!— that fa a period in PRATERS TOR MISSIOHAMES. 
which speculation fiufa, when so- TV <*# Edli9r. 

phistry ceases to ddnde, and when Sir« 

the weighty realities of eternity i^ your last Number you noticed a 
render it necessary that the soul little tract by the Rev. Mr. Hanna- 
should be supported by something ford, entitled, ' A Call to Prayer/ 
Bore than a mere hypothesis. O &c. which I have read with plea- 
where can a dying sinner look but g^re. The author's intenUon u to 
to him who hath conquered death, assist pious persons in offering up 
and brought life and immortality to their petitions for the success of 
light by the Gospel. Missions, in the closet and fiunily, 

5. Our thoughts of Christ will and particularly to aid those who 
inevitably affect our conduct to- take an active part in meetings 
wards him. Phipriety of conduct held for this purpose nx>re pub- 
in the s^t of God can only result lidy. Mr. H. says, ^ I have found 
from propriety of sentiment. The a deficiency in the prayers offered 
sons of Zebedee thought Christ at such seasons, arising from a want 
their sovereign, and they followed of acquaintance with the various 
him. The bund man whom he had circumstances connected with mis- 
cured, thought that he deserved sionary employment, rather than 
divine honours, and he worshipped from a want of zeal for the salva- 
him. The woman of Samaria be- Hon of souls.* 
lieved him to be a great prophet. To remedy this defSect, he fioints 
and submitted to his instruction, out the persons and things on ac- 
The Jews thought him a mere pre- count of which, prayer, on such oc- 
tender, and they crucified him. The casions, should be offered. The 
whole body of the Apostles be- particulars would, perhaps, occupy 
lieved bim to be ' the brightness of too much room, but I request you 
the Father's Glory, and the express to insert the foUowhig lines, which 
image of his person;* and there- contain a summary of the whole : — 
fore they counted not their lives « Surely, then, there is a very ur- 
dear, so that they might bring glory gent call for fervent and persevering 
to his illustrious name ; and the prayer. The foregoing observations 
blessed spirits of the just in heaven, will teach us to pray, that God 
who are endued with perfect know- would be pleased to pour out a mis- 
ledge, think that it is through his sionary spirit on all the churches ; 
blood they were redeemed, and that he would influence the minds 
sanctified, ^nd made kings and of kings to become ' nursing frt- 
priests to God ; therefore they thers* to bis church, and overrule 
triumphantly and humbly ascribe all their counsels to hasten the per- 
to him all glory and honour, do- fection of his kingdom j that he 
minion, and praise, (Rev. v. 9, 10. would cause all men to feel for the 
and vii. 13—17) And if their awful state of the heathen, and to 
thoughts of Christ are right, and give liberally of their substance to- 
they are led by them to such ador- ward the support of the Societies 
ing gratitude, will not proper formed for missionary purposes : 
opinions of Christ in the present that the leading men in every So- 
world, lead us to love Wm most ar- ciety may be men of real piety and 
dently, to place the utmost confi- sound judgment: that the Lord 
dence in him, and to serve him with would raise up and qualify persons 
rigour and constancy ? to go forth as missionaries : that 

J, B. he would influence the leading men 

P^^0f, Si, Aiary, ' in the Societies to choose those per- 

ESSAYS. 101 

sons wham he has prepared : that cerniog 2km,' anc that there is 

he wCnild be with them in their enough to pray for at all times^ and 

prepantOTY studies^ give them on on all occasions. There are also 

enlai^ged Knowledge of the Holy subjects for praise as well as prarer. 

Scriptures, and an aptitude to ac- These acts of worship are onitea by 

quire foreign languages, that they God, and must not be sqwrated by 

may be abte to translate the Bible : man.' 

thaC he would direct the Societies But I beg leave to refer the rea- 

where to send the missionaries, and der to the tract itself. 

to appoint each to his proper place : X. Y. Z. 

that he would support them when ^ . 

leaving their native land an4 their / 

beloved friends, preserve them from T0 IA# Ediur, 

the perils of the water and the hurt- Deak Sib, 

fttl influence of worldly fellow-pas- The inclosed letter ^as addressed 

seiners : that he would keep them 'ately to a respectable young woman in 

in health of body and peace of ™sneighbourhoud,byhergrand&ther, 

mmd ; increase their zeal for Gods J a r /I"f ^ ^^^\ "^"^ ^ 

-1 '—-1 *u 1 ^e --^.1- ^^A Board of Ordnance, at the advanced 

be useful to 

would give them fovour in the eyes such servants as read your Magarine, 
of the natives, and prepare their its insertion will oblige your's respect- 
miods to receive the truth in love : fully, W. J^ 
that he would support them in nil Beckham. 
dlflkultiea, direct them in all per- * My Dear Grandchild, 
plezities, uphold them in all dan- ' I received a letter from your 
gers, and oomfbrt them in all affile- father last week, which informed 
tions : that his ' everlasting arms* me of your being in the service of 
may be ' underneath' them in their a pious gentleman, who has erected 
last moments : that the Lord would a family altar for the worship of 
comfort, direct, and provide for God. Be thankful for such a bless- 
those whom his fotthful heralds ing and privilege, serve him (not 
leave behind them in a foreign land, with eye service) faithfully and di- 
That the blessing of the great Qod ligently making yourself usefol as 
may crown every effort made for much as lies in your power, and 
the cooversion of his ancient people God*s blessing will attend your 
the Jews, and every exertion of the endeavours, and you will have the 
British and Foreign Bible Society pleasant satisfoction of a good con- 
to circulate the ' Word of God.* science to comfort you in the sta- 
Tbat Jehovah would raise up from tion of life in which God of his pro- 
among the heathen, to whom the vidence has placed you. 
nuswoiiaries are sent, preachers of ' My dear Grandchild, you are 
righteousness. That in our own not to rest alone in the worship of 
land the preaching of the Gospel your master's fomily, however re- 
may be made ' quick and powerful* guhir. I hope secret prayer, night 
to save those who hear it. We and morning, you will never forget : 
should pray also for one another, begin and end every day with God ; 
that every friend to the cause of attendevery means of grace in your 
God and the heathen world may en- power, (without negfecting your 
joy the peculiar blessings of heaven, lawful service) ; in so doine you 
' Thus we see that there is abun- will be under the promise and mess* 
dant natter Ibr prayer to God con- ing of a fidtbfol God : rest not sa* 


noofcrad oat of than. Justified the V Takii^ hold of her faiisbeiid*s hand, 

oonduct of God, prayed lor continued she preseed it, and after ^ving him the 

patienoe, and retixned herself into the last bx>ky she prayed for patience, and 

bands of her Recfeemer With pecu- in a few minutes fetdied a gentle si^, 

liar pleainira ^ often repeated verses andhreathednomore. Stw^Uinme 

out of Dr. Watts's hymns, eqwdally Wth year of her age. ^Jkye H mt fit t t, 

those lines— nmdk aUo/ 

^^ J . «^ 1 ^ was intierred at Saffiran Walden, 

Asshedrewnearher^she thirsted mon Was pieacheifoc W thew bj.Ae 

for glory, and would often excham, j^^^ WmVClayton, from 8 Cor'?. 4. 

• Come, ]U>nlJc«is, come quickly, why ^ ^^ following Lord^s Day a !». 

F«*y5!^?t!^«?^»^J^"«f2~"*- nend sermon wwTalso psndM jit 

mgr (hiceaftn using this peutbn, as Ridgpwell, by the Rev. James Boms, 

if afraid she should oraimit sin, slie Slgprcrhill, from 8 Tunotl^ L 12. 

asked if It was wicked for her tu adopt J.IX 

it; being answered* No^' she seemed •#*#***i#»«^ 

1?^'^ w ; ' \J^ ^ ^1^\^ MRS. MARTHA MOBE. . 

be impatient? On the day she died, ^ ^ r^/!. «»*««¥ 

having proposed a question, how soon ^ ?* ^^5 "* <*^ ^,P^*^* »** « 

she^ght expect to be widi Jesus, she ^^^Jf Wood, near Wlfnogloni ^idnr^ 

was elated at being informed that pro- »?»tl«^ » j^ ^^^ y^*J^^^ 

bahiy she would 1^ an etfmal £ib- Jba More, the younMt of tff^ Asttw, 

bath before theearthlyone was finished; jeaviw Mrs. flMtnA Mor^Afc cA- 

and this she realized. About five hours brated writer, the only sumvof. Sbe 

beforchcr release, reviving a Uttle, after l»d been for many yem a great fast 

a strong convulsive fit, sh5 said, 'A few |«^«n^ sufferer by a disease of. the 

mofesmiMlesaaditwillbeallmcr. I P«r, which terminated m an Mrte 

thought I was there/ meaning in hea- *nfiainmation of that orgMU She toe 

ven, and being asked if she could trust f dutingiushed part in those -jmous 

all with Christ,sheanswerc*l with hum. r'"^*^* «^ ^^J^** »'ll*»^'» ^ ^' 

ble boMness, ^Iknau^whom I have Z^'^ "^"J ^^^""^ ^^/^*'^ 

beiieved, and am pmkiadfd he it abU to **• **<>«^ »<?. .'*^« *?^* ®» •« •>W™ 

keep that which ^ have commuted nnto ^^r; and while the lathar was eierttMg 

him, again$t that day.' As hcra»icted ^^ l»^« ^ *^« compottlstt <rf^ her 

partn? was supporting her, and her "^wtunable wntings, Mn. Martha 

two sisters were watching her on the ^a^hed over her health tntti AenM 

other side of the bed, ^he a&krf, * Are ^^^ *¥»^""^y- ?'** ^ <^y«iyw» h w i 

you all here rand then discovering her ^^ unfeigned Chnstian Immili^, a 

concern for their consolation, she in- »trongly suscepuble mind, a dcfntad-alr 

qirired, « Haveyou the presence of Jesus t»chment to her king and conntiT, and 

with you?' Being answered in the J? ^^ cstal^lished Church of EnAad. 

affirmative, she raised her dying hand ^^ ^^^^ "^ sincerely hunented, and 

and replied, ' That is right/ A little ^^^J^ sermons preached m seteiil 

before her death she beg^ her bus- ncUfhbounng churches, 

band to have abetter light in the room, RECENT DEATHS. > 

when he had replietl he thought it On Jan. 10, 1820, tlw Rev: Thotaiss 

would be more tlian her sight could Jones, of Chalford,Glouce st erahire,agBd 

bear, witR an astonishing em^asis she 78. Also, in the preceding week^Uis 

answered, * But my tout can bear the Rev. Robert Ivey, of Uiey, m die Ams 

light of (>od*s countenance.' She then county, aged 58. 

iwealed the following lines as. she had #^» Just as thb sheet was goiqg U 

often done :~ press, we received intelligence oithe 

« Wheo ibmU the day, dear Lord, appear ^J^ ?^ ^^- T; Ha^««» M.D. UJB. 

that I shall mount aud dwell above, ^^ "^ house at Bath. He died on the 

And stand and bow emonptthem there, ^Ith instant (February,) after only a 

And see thy face and sing and love ?\ week's illhess. 

. . . . . . ,\j''- 

[ w 1 

TKc DOUBLE BEREAVEMENT :— tdf, ht admired principle in others. Con- 

Two JmimoMt occaaiotud ^ tht Dtaik tcientioutly attached to the EstablUhtd 

^fku Baifml Uighneu tht Dukt o/KmU Church of England, he held not only that 

«i^ 0/ ka mogt Gracious Jutgettjf, it was every man's right, but that it was 

Cwrg9 ilL By W. fi. CoUyer, D J), his paramount duty to Judge for himself 

FA& Ice Dvo. 2s. in matters of religion. Nor could bis en* 

Tiis talents of Dr. Collyer eminently larged mind possibly admit that truth is 

qualify him iu pay a suitable token oif exclusively confined to a party; while his 

ffcspcci to these royal personages, and his benevolent heart wished oil denominations 

weU-kDowu intimacy with the former, ecjually to share every civile i^gious, 

gives • particular iuteref t to these dis- aikd intellectual advantage. His manners 

ciNirses i cs|NK»illy as, in dcscribinr the were most gracious and attractive ! — Tk$ 

tUustriovs characters, he has said, ' Ishall hwuty of Uratl it sluin t^ton th^ high 

obbAdc myself simply to what / ibioti;.' pktcet,' 

The text of the first Sermon is admirably The second Discourse is founded oa 

•liosea (2 Sam. i. 19.), 'The beauty of Dan. ii. 21; and conuins some iudicions 

Uraal i» Uain upon thy high places !' observations on the conduct of Divine 

1b speaking of his personal connexion Providence, which * removeth Kings, aaa 

with the Boyal Duke, Dr. C. says, * From setteth up Kings.' These are followed by 

th* first hour of my acquaiutaace with a matsterly sketch of llie character of our 

bin ootil the last bitter parting moment, lamcuud Sovereign, in which also w« 

i (bond in hioi the same warm and ge- must conlme ourselves to a single trait ot 

neroua disposition ; the same promptitude two, corresponding with the design of our 

to succour distress and to promote com- Magasiue. 

fort ; thm same simplicity and slureritv of * 'Vht Monarch of Britain had a home 

chanctcr; mad I shall rejoice to the lost as well as a tbroue — ^hc was a husband 

bonr of ny lifo in having been the iustm- and a father, as well as a prince — hm 

meat id introducing so many private vir- lelt the private and social obligations m 

toes to public notice, by prevailing upon strongly as thosa which appertained to 

Lioi to lake that active part for which his his royal dignity. His domestic excel- 

tate^ so* eminently fitted him, but from Icnce commanded the respect of hispeop^ 

wl^h hU modesty, and that alone, had and the love of his family. Atfecaonata 

Connelly withhehl him.* and faithful to the partner of bis crown 

Ve eannoi enter upon the Prince's ge- and of his cares, he did not leave hsr % 

Bcrai chancier— we can only touch upon prey to the melancholy attendiog deserted 

a point or tw^ the most congenial with sute, tlie very splendours of which seem 

oor work>— * As a Ssjt, he was most ex- moekery to outrage affections. The time 

tmftej Cnr filial jnety. With what re* which could be taken from public and 

RiCBce, sad with what affection, have I official duty, was devoted to the sacred 

heavd bin speak of his venerable Father pleasures of home ; and the king sat happy 

and Sofficigii ! — of his unfeigned piety-^ in the bosom of his family, encircled and 

of Us devotional habits — of his anxious revered by all his children . while they 

coMcca Cor tbebcst interests of his childt-eu were yet children — an example to all 

•-Hif bb fiuthfol iustfuctions ! How ofteo ranks of society, and a reproach to thosa 

have those who have only met him in frivolous beings who prefer the glare of 

publicvSeea the unbidden tear steal down dissipation to the charms of their own 

Lis noUe and manly countenance, when hearth — ^who violate the ties of connubial 

aUariao has heen made to thai most ex- love, by indulgifig the impurities of illicit 

cdktt pvcat ! intercourse ; or devastate the comforts of 

' Ifis taknts were of the first order, wedded life by cruel neglect or criminal 

A oieai nd sound tmderstauding, a pene- unkindness. Tender as a father also, his 

tniiiw Jii4fB>e&t» ^ correct taste, a quick anxieties that his children should f^w up 

afmrraeiwons a rou&y eloquence, distiu* * in the nurture and admoniiion of thii 

piishrd bin. Hit reverenet/tr religion Lord/ have been repeatedly told me bj 

was wwfciy^^ ami constant Humble as a pleasant voice, which sounds in my aan 

la bu views of his own pretensions, ha no longer ! 

was a sincere lover of all good men, and ' His pc^rsonal piety might be marked 

SBlcrtainad the highest respect for a de- by any who chose 'Jlo witness bis pablio, 

wMiowd spisit. jms UbmroHtg ^ oaU^ but unostentatious regard to the ordi* 

wmil was moat oon^mcuo^M. U did not nances of CkKl, and the sanctity of tbo 

arise flaw 'mMnm($ Pnof^jMiumr SabbAth—a r^snl lo umfom Md s» 




devotioBftl, as to excite tbe publir centurei 
of the unprinciplcil satirist, and the secret 
suevn uf the wDrUllv a:iii the imifane. 
Such Mil evaiii|*!c oiuiit ti> haw its Height; 
aud it should lie «tri>ii^l> urs^ed, nuir ihnt 
our reftturod iutercour^o wiili the Cuiiti- 
ui'iit beeui« III have iuooul kted U4 with the 
continental levity and vice of Sunday tra- 
TeUiu; and Suniluy entertainments. Let 
the command of (iod he heard frf»m the 
p^ve of the Monarch — ' llemember the 
Sabbath day to keep it htily.' Nor wai 
hit religion merely a public relti^on — 
occatiouAlIy asiuaied for political or po- 
pular purposes— -4oon to bt.* Ijiid a^iHe, 
and tone <io|»»ratrd fnmi his private habits. 
It pervaded all his dep(»rtmeut, aud formed 
hi ft character. It was real aud personal. 
It «va» demonstrated by his devotional 
fpirit, and hy his invariable practice of 
devoting one hour every moruiup^ to read- 
in; the Scriptures, und to closet-prayer. 
These arc a few only of the traits of a 
rreat So^-erei^, and of a i^od man. 
We should have been i^lad of a dyinf^ tes- 
timony, but it has been withheld' Ltt us 
be thankful for the evidence of a consistent 
life, aud the witness of u p^aod conscience.* 
It is quite unnecc?t.4ary tor us to recom- 
mend these di^cour^es. Thev will recom- 
mend themselves, and, we liope, ohtain 
an extensive circulation in the higher 
classes of society, where sucli c&amples 
are wonted in proportion to the iufre- 
quency of their occurrence. 

MORAL SKRTniES of prrvaitin;? 
Opiuions and Manner*, Fureiiru and 
Domestic ; with Rejlevfi mt on Pi-ajftr. 
By Hannah More. Fourth Kditiun. 
8vo. 9s. 

{^Omduded from p. 67.) 

rnii excellent work is divided into 
three paru : — * Foreis^n Sketches * — • Do- 
mestic Sketches ' — and • Reflections on 
Prayer.* We have briefly notireil the 
flrst and second ; the third is now before 

Thii section of the work commences, 
and very properly, with • Thou^hrs on 
tlte Corruption of Human Nature;* for 
it is that which constitutes the necessity 
of this duty. The false notions of the 
di^iity of man are, in the next place, ex- 
posed, by the proof of his helple^isness 
and dependence. * We hear much,' says 
our authdr, * and we hear falsely, of the 
dignity of human nature. Prayer founded 
on the true principles of Scripture alone 
teaches us wheref d our true dipiityconsists. 
True dimity is not an inherent excellence, 
it is % sense of the want of it^a continual 
feeliu? of our dependence upon Gud, and 
an unceaiiaf aim at conforiaity to hit 

ima|re> Nothini^ but thU can brlof oi to 
fervent and pcrAcvcrinf^ praj'er.' 

The obli;;uiou to prayer i.i then shewn 
to be uni%ersiil; re*^ular seasons fur 
prayer are proved to l>e -necessary ; and, 
in a fine ^train of reasouiuj;^ — the neglect 
of prayer by the sceptic and the nentiuilist 
is justly exposed. * The sceptic does not 
pray, because he does not belicva that 
(■lid is a hearer of prayer : the voluptu- 
ary, because he believes that God is such 
an one as himself, and because he baa 
already gotten all that he wants of Him l* 

In the next section, those * errofi in 
prayer, which may hinder its being an- 
swered,' are detecte<l: and theae dmrra 
a careful attention. We have then re- 
marks on the ' proud man's prayer, con* 
trasted with that of the patient Cbriitlan.* 
The false excuses of indolent profesion, 
lUider the pretence of inability, are ako 

llie succeeding scct'.on display! tha 
paternal character of God, as includiag 
the idea of reconcilement, panloa, accept* 
ance, and love, and the benefit of babitnal 

I'he writer proceeds to shew, in terms 
of Just indignation, that the reception of 
the novel doctrine of imputed fonrfi/lra- 
tiortf and the rejection of the old doctrine 
of progrcsitif*e sancti/icatinm, are both 
highly injurious to pra3rer. Some re- 
marks are added on the use of the term 
' conditions.' * We do not/ says the 
writer, * presume to make conditions with 
God,' hut she condescends to propose 
them to us. In this latter case, it is free 
grace imposes the reasonable condition; 
his Irec grace bestows the wuicrited 

The expectation of salvation by .good 
works, and a dependence on a careless 
nominal faith, arc next shewn to be nn- 
favourahle to prayer ; but the possession 
of love, whicli is the chief characteristic 
of Chriitianity, disposes to true prayer. 
The vain excuses of men for the neglect 
of this duty are successfully combated ; 
an«I this cxcrci«e is strongly recommended 
to ilie man of business, to opulent men, 
to men uf ^uius and various other classes^ 

The rich consolations of prayer are then 
pn>po<;ed as an encouragement, and its 
perpetual obli;;atious are exhibiteil. Tht 
next chapter treats on Mnitreemorjf 
Prayer, as arising from those social af- 
fections which are given us for the kindest 
and noblest purpoMCs. ' Prayer is an en* 
lar^r of the affections, and such an opener 
of the heart, that we cannot but wonder 
how any who live in the practice of it, 
should be penurious in their alms.' 

The praying Christian is then consirfevrd 
as < in the worhl,* and the proper cffectt 



• tmly devout tpirit are de- 

Hie Lord's Prefer is next considered 
M • OMidel both for onr devotion and our 
|iractice» paiticalerly as it teaches the 
duty of promoting schemes to advance 
tbe f^oij ot God. And here the friends 
of MiMtonary and Bible Societies will 
Had Buch to gratify fhem ; for the writer 
}«Mlj eapoies the incooiistency of those 
wko use the Lord's Prayer^ and yet do 
not eontribnte to the accompliihment of 
tbe ol(|«ets for which they pray. A qiio- 
tattonh made from Bishop Butler (who was 
BO cmfamiast), which is much to the pur- 
Mc. * If the Gospel had its proper in- 
ll«CDce OD the Christian world in general, 
as lUs cmmtry is the ceptre of trade and 
Ike seat of learning, a very few years, in 
•B probability, would settle Christianity 
te cvciT cooDtry of tlie world, wiihoui 
■iiMi'winii tututance;* and ^he adds, < we 
Mt vmdkate the veracity of our prayer 
bj our eiertioiis, and extend its efficiency 
by oar inlliience.' ' The Conclusion,' is 
■ariovfl, practical and animating, leading 
forward our thoughts and hopes to the 
etleitial world, where *■ the hook of pro- 
phecy shall be realized; the book of 
novideiice displayed, and every mysteri- 
dispensation unfolded.' 

Upon the whole, we cannot but express 
admiration of the work, as con- 
tmiiing a copious fund of spiritual wisdom, 
ealrulated to instruct, to caution, to con- 
•ola the mind, and particulariy adapted 
to these purposes among the superior 
of the commuuitv. 


Villafe Sennons ; or. Short and Pimm 
DisemurMM fm- the Vte of Families^ 
SdbMfr, mtd Relifridus Societies, Hy 
Geo. Burder. Vol. VIII. (the last.) 2s, 

Tmm unequivocal approbation which 
Christiaiis of every name have long and 
^Mrfiiliy Yielded to the Village Ser- 
Boas* rende 

len our office nugatory, ex- 
MtiB reewiriMi^ the beneficial effecu 
wiich hare attended the wide circula- 
tfaa of the former volumes, and in 
■■BoaiiciDg the last voiume of these use- 
fol Discourses. Our rradcrs wdl permit 
«s to mingle our sympathies with the 
▼caetable author, in transcribiug his 
■rfsrilisciiient to the present volubie. 

' The author now concludes the work 
proposed* and embraces this opportunity 
of making his thankful acknowicdg- 
■ent a to Um God of all grace, who has 
tboa forjprolonged his days, and enabled 
hia nnndst numerous and important 
engagements to accomplish his design. 
At iIm footstool of the Divine Majesty 
W btft Icnve tn plaoc this humbU 

volume, prating that by the infloeace of 
the Holy Spirit, it may become nsefnl 
to the souls of men. He desires to offer 
up tn God his sincere thanksgiving — for 
the blessing he has vouchsafed to give 
to the former volumes, He would also 
express his gratitude to the religious 
public, for the candour with which they 
nave accepted such plain discourses; 
and to his brethren in the ministry of 
varioiis denominations, who have been 
pleased to recommend them to their 

The Author has made an addition to 
his original plan, which we think a real 
improvement. He has composed a Col- 
lect or short prayer, adapted to each Ser- 
mon in the whole series (100), and soma 
prayers also for families, schools, ificc. on 
tbe'Lord's-day. We think it proper to 
notice, that in the prayers, passages 
from the Liturgy of the Church of Eng- 
land are occasionally interwoven, whicn 
will render them not less acceptable to 
the candid and pious members of that 
church ; and at the same time it affords 
au evidence of the like amiable temper 
in the Author, as a disseuter from that 

In the next edition of the whole set 
of Sermons, we need scarcely suggest 
that each prayer or collect may be 

Srinted at the close of its own sermon. 
is a specimen of these prayer*, we take 
that belongiug to the first sermon — On 
the Converxinn of the Jail^, 

* Holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty ! 
Thou I'ovest righteousness and hatest 
iniquity; and thou hast said The soul 
which sinneth shall die. We confess, O 
Lord, that we have sinned, and done 
evil m thy sight ! We have erred and 
strayed from thy ways, like lost sheep ; 
an I if thou. Lord, shouldst mark our 
iniquities, and deal with us according to 
our sins, we can never stand in the 
judgment ; but must be consigned to the 
dreadful punishment which our sins have 

' May each of us seriously enquire, as 
the awakened jailer did. What shall I 
do to be saved ? May we sincerely de- 
sire to he savci from our sins I — from 
the guilt of them, that we may not be 
punis icd; and from the power of them, 
that they may not have dominion over 

« We bless thee, O God, for thy holy 
and blessed Gospel, which directs us to 
Christ, the all-sufficient Savioinr ! Thou 
hast been pleased to make him known 
to us, as able to save td the uttermost, 
all who come to thee by him. We de- 
sire to come to thee through him. Help 
us to believe in him to the saving of 



•itr tDul<« ! Enable u eonilally to racelTt 
thr ttttimony concerning him, and to 
ntj upon him alone for Mlvation ! O 
p?e U4 thy Hulv Spirit to work tbi» faith 
in our hearts, that so we roav hare joy 
and peace in hclievinK, and f>rin[( fbrtn 
all ihe fruits of px>d living, which are to 
thy rlory. through Jesus Christ our 


C. U. 


ObserratioQs on the Doctrine, DiseipUne, 
ami Manners of tho Wenleyan Me- 
thodisu i and aitn of iht Evang^Ucai 
Parig^ as/mr a* the laiter mdkere to tkt 
nm€ MgMiem, ice By the Rev. L. 
Waauewrigfat,A.M.F.A.S.pp.2l2. Bvo. 
X Gbnuinb reugion concerns the whole of 
man, bodvt 8oul» and spirit ; or our ma- 
terial, animal, and iutellrctual natures. 
When its iuflueuce on our natural pas- 
sions and atfection« is yropariiamait to 
our compreheusion of its dictates, and on 
our practice to both, (though all arc im- 
perfect] we are advaucing toward the full 
Christian stsiture. If, on the contrary our 
knowledge, our feelings, and our conduct 
are dispr«>portiuuate one to another, xome- 
thi:i7 monstrous in our charM-ters reftults 
from it, whatever real good they may 
compriie. Not only individuaU, but par- 
ties, according to the religious Rvsteins 
which they have adopted, and the habits 
which they haveforme«l, arc lia]>Ie to lay 
a disproportionate strc«s on one or another 
l*rani'h of that sanctirication, which can 
only be complete a» it la consutettt. 

If Methotfism admits of being defmed 
by any essential ditfereuca from rfligiou 
under other form «, it may perhaps best Ihs 
flenomiuatcd ' the reliriou of the all'cc- 
tious and passions.' This mav degene- 
rate, as in myAiicism, lo a inor^iid sensi- 
bility : but it is more likely to be produc- 
tive of powerful energies. Like the 
steam-engine, it snnnounts all resistance, 
but requircH great caution in its iniuia^e- 
meiit : so far as it is under the gniilance 
and coutroul of knowledge, t without 
^'crgini; toward scepticism) its etfects are 
both great and good. 

The o'ident perplexity of the opponents 
of Methofli«<in, when they attempt to ana- 
lyse iu component parts, has K'd to those 
reflections. By Mtthodutts, thoy mean, 
all who uinnifest more conceni about re- 
ligion thaiithey themselves feel; Lot they 
find, u|>on a Itttio exam-.nation, that these 
people greatly vary one from another as 
to thrir theoiogicnl opinions; aud they 
cannot di^over wherein their essential 
rcsrnihlaiice couf^istv. It isi in the leU- 
gion of the A««r^ 

Mr. W. in less unranHfil, because better 
informed than manv uf the assailajsts of 

MatbodUm: and we reoommrad IMs 
work to the senous perusal of our Wct« 
leyan brethren; whe, while thty vrttt 
easily refute his main potitioaa, nsenr, we 
apprehend, derive proAtahle edmemtieB 
from some uf his remarks. The book 
grossly fiails of the promise upon the 
title-page, concerning * the Evaocelical 
party ;* of whom the anther je|r# nrdly 
anytmng, and seems to kmaw ebaelvtaly 
nothing. He evidenilv nippotcs it» ia- 
deed, to be svAelf^f Calvinistic, and te bitv* 
first arisen from Mr. WHitfMi i nad thai 
Msj Magasiae is equally ita vehida of pab- - 
lication as the ArmmiBm Magasiae in 
that of the Methodist, conacxsoa: hat 
as he has introduced nothing thateaUfl 
for a reply, we judge it nniiiffsimj t» 
correct his mistakes. 

The Divine Origin and Authorky of tba 
Christian Religion vhidicated. Bjtl» 
Rev. H. C. (VUonnoghue, A.M. 12ia«. 

Tins volume contains sis discuaiaei* 
preached br the author to the penajaaera 
of the Triuify House, at Mile Eod, aad 
occaskmed by the late violent efforts of 
the infldel party against the faith of Oad^a 
dect. Tlie first sermon i^ on John aviil. 
2^. * What is Truth ?' The two aeat ob> 
3 Tim. iii. lf>. « llie Inspiratioa of the 
Scriptures.' Sermon IV. on Rev. xia. 10. 
< The Testimony of J««m the Spirit of 
Projiheiy. The fifth on 2 Cor. iii. 2, 3. 
* Ye are 'our Kpistle,' Ac. And the laaa 
on Joshua xxiv. 15. * Choose ye this day 
whom ye will sers-e.* — ^The author firank];^ 
acknowledges the use he has made of 
some of the liest writers * on the snhlect, 
and quotes manv excellent passages nam 
them. The whole, however, i3 judidously 
arranged, and handsomely expressed, and 
aff(»rfls a useful compendium of unanswer- 
able arguments in favour of Christiaalty. 
The volume is neatly printed, and de- 
dicated to l^)nl Liverpool, the Matter, 
and the elder Hrethren of the Trinity 
House, to whom the author is Chaplain. 

The ApoBtacy of the Church of Rome, and 
the Identity of the Papal Power with 
the Man of Sin and Son of Perdition, 
fu'. IW William Cuninghame, £s«|. 
Hvo. 4s. 6tf. 
Tub only antidote to error is truth. P6- 
litical interposition in behalf of one reli- 
gious system against snotber, or against 
irreli^on itself, could never l>e requisite, 
were the friends of truth sufliciently fea« 
lous and judicious in promoting it. Many 
sanguine Protestants hoped that the 

* Mr. O'D. mentions Lardner, ffomr, 
Veattie, Paley, &c. 


wouad wbirli IRof ery re cciygd from infi- PMthmaoin Semons. By ioba Oiren, 

dditv wcwld faiTe been unto death; bat D.D. HepuhtUktd b^ T. J. JMmiif, 

tliH appears to be bvaled, and the world 8vo. 8#. 

b acaiB ' woodennx at tbe lieart/ In M>me p^ q^^^., ^^^, ^^^^ „^^ recommcndi- 

r^*- 'Ti !™1/*'^ P^'' even Of fcnj. ^j^,„ j^ j, euoiigh to say tbat tlicse »«?r- 

IsDd, tbe prompt of Popery is almrmiupr. „^„' ^i^i^een iu number, Irere takrti m 

Asao^B^walmnsu^diaiipilyi^ctirT^d ^ort-hand from the pricber's month, 

toprap ito tottennff ^nc m other conn- ^ ^j^ j^^^ Hartopp, and published by 

^ y^^J^^j\!^l. *""* •'^t ^'« p-and^auffhter, Mrs. CoSke, of New- 

M, It w diatiBfiusbedby the mcMt ab- jngton, in 1756, and being now scartre, 

imd Md pynicioua patronage. Jt weU ^^ y^^^ has been induced to publish 

'***™":. r!2?*!LJr!J^Si ^. 7"!l2 « new and handsome edition. Thevohnne 

rut It « tba swofd of the Spj"*: •«• contains two sermons on ' the £v«t!astmg 

C. aa • layMf ha» "cted laudab^ Covenant,' from 2 Sam. ttiH. 5. — fhre« 

la aupply»ff tfca lack of sertice, which , Ordination Sermona '—four • Discourses 

ISM be, in lomeiiiearare, chargeable ^^ ^^ Eicellencv of Christ,' from Psa. 

siftutera off Uie Gospel m such ^,^^ i_^_and four -On the l/se and Ad- 

."" PJP^^ ^ l^^^ vantage of Faith.' They may b« read 

■.lolatry ya nsoatly striking, md bis ar- ^jth great profit by illl wllo possess 

foments firMipropliecyweUettabbshed; ^ .pirgual tJTte, and wUl be esteemed 

tboogb ajreiy few weaker pomts might ^„^ . ^^^ admirers of Dr. Owen's 

be mlTai^geans|y eaeluded. Strongly ^^^^^ ^P^ 

recoinoieiMinc IM* work ta nneral pe- ° 

naal, ukL Mutioinnf; our reamn againit m'm^mmmm^ 

the ^j«» A^Popery U, or eu> be, ^ g. ^, p ^ beior Lo»er« of 

J^Sf^'jiS?!? .'^"Jl'l?'!.*;!'^^!; ««•»"" more*U.«, LovSi of God, 

2^i^I;2LKtb!-^w.W^*.m •«3 71«.iu.4. By the Rev. Andrew 

JUSTSL^ JUU «. Sr t{:r^»W» Thom«>n. AM. pp. 148. SmM 13»«. 

r_. v T- -^ V f L I , Z l. v ^^T' on*y "1 *>*« abundant provision which he 

ingbtMas of Us comug. y^ „^^. ^ j^ ^ ^^^ natural wantt 

—*•**'•"' of bis creatures, but in the pleasure 
Vital Chriitiaii&tr, fat a Series of Letters, which he has connected with their satis- 
ad/ireited fe f'MMg' Pertam, By A. C. faction. That he lias, by the revelation 
8e}-Aonr, Eao. Author of * Memoirs of of his will, restricted the manner and the 
the Rer. Geo. Whitfield,' &c. &c. Se- degree in which alone our natural appe- 
cond EdftioB. Sr. tttes and affections can be gratified with 
Tn RSE icttert, I7in oumber,are on the most benefit to ourselves and without injui^ to 
importaiit tubjecti of religion— as, ' The other;, completes (instead of impairing) 
tdUlDcpratity of Human Nature' — 'Tbi the demonstration of his goodness. To 
Divinity rnsd Atonement of Chnst' — 'Jus- lodulec our inclinations incontistentlj 
tifiration hy his Imputed Righteousness' — with nis gracious commands, is to love 
* Tbe Swereig n ty and Success of Divine pleasures more than God. The evil of 
Grace, and th€ s^pecial Influences of the such conduct, in a variety of interesUng 
Hdly Spirit, IB the Regeneration and Sane- views, especially of worlJly amusements, 
tificatioo of Sioners.'— The first edition is very profitably discussed iu these tw(» 
«» published several years ago, before sermons, and the valuable notes annexed 
the author w» 20; tbe second appears to them. We cordially recommend them 
■t a matnrer period of h'ls life. Tiie vo- to Christian families, Hoping that some of 
hniie was intended for the use of young their members may be seasonably re- 
persons, aad it well adapted to their in- strained, and others recovered from ^he 
ttnirtion, and to them we can with plea- errors of their ways, amidst scenes of pre- 
Sure recoOHBeiid iL vailiug dissipation. 


TmJ Stollrthicb ^utSs only to the ll'^J'::^ K^liv^'t^R^ 't 

m TdTtamant, appears to be drawn up J^^IT" ^ ' ^ 

with gr«at judgment and perspicuity ^nmn. ir. 

"nie reflections are excellent ; and the This is a tribute of deserved respect to 

Historical Questions will render it useful the memoiy of a worthj^inister of tbe 

h Scbools. A map is added of the chief Gospel of the Baptist deoominalion. 
vdtriea BCMioned hi Scripture. The text (2 Tim. i. 12.}, < J 


I have bcUeVrt/ Ac. wms repeated hj Mr. 
T. with i^at emphasis and comfort m hii 
last hours. The preacher notices—^ The 
Nature of that Couiideuce which the 
Apusile expresses' — ' The Object he had 
in View '— < The Grouuds of his Confi- 
dence i and tht Couraj^ he deiived from 
its £Aercife.*-*l)r. Newman liears a ju.i 
testimony to Uic eicellence of Mr.lliomas'g 
character, but which is more fully de- 
▼eloped in the Appendix, communicated 
by one of his children, indudini; his dying 
experience. Both the Sermon and Ad- 
dreu are pioua and usefuL 

Ravelation Defended ; er, a cvmpendioui 
yiew of tk€ Truth of tho Scripiuret, 
wUh apmyriait HeJI<ctions. By John 
Knij^ht, of'^Ponder's End. 8vo. 
Tub Author conceiviu^f it to be his 
duty, at this momentous crisis, to use 
his hest endeavours in promoting; the 
cause of truth, preached the bul>siaiice 
of this discourse to his own congrega- 
tion, and has published it, in order to 
guard the youug aud inexperienced 
a«;ainst the poison of infidel principles. 
He ohserre^, in his preface, that no new 
arguments are advanced ; but he has 
aipied at brevity and simplicity, with 
the hope that the subjcot, thus com- 
pressed, may be useful, especially to the 
rising generation. We trust his well- 
meant labour will not be in vain. 

his opinion on religioas mbjccti/ how- 
ever heterodoK or wlU ; but when we 
see, as we have seen, the windows of our 
public shops, and the walLt adjacent, 
covered with pam|-hleU or placarda, re- 
presenting the great Jeiiovah, not 
merely as a local deity, Uke thoM of 
the Gentiles, but aven as a tyrant niort 
sanguinary than Moloch-— are not inch 
exhibitions ' injurious to the paa ca of 
civil socWty ?' More so in our appnbflB- 
sion, than treatises in tht mfomtd do- 
fence of robbery and murder. Aid 
though we hold the rights of conidenBi 
most SAcred, we think conscicnca might 
as well be pleaded in favour of * drankca- 
ness, swearing, and pmstitutioQ/ •• in 
favour of such atrocious blasphomiii. 
Jn fact, we- know that consciance is not 
the motive of such puMicatiaoa ; and, 
indeed, what can be more abenrd than to 
talk of the conscience of an athoitt ? 

The Inspiration of the Scriptures main- 
tained and defended ; a Sermon de- 
livered at the Meeting House in Detin- 
street, Southwark. By J. M. Cramp. 
Tills preacher advances a step farther 
than the preceding, and argues not only 
for the truth, but the inspiration of the 
Scriptures (which the ot tiers had sup- 
posed) with considerable ability, and 
more at large. His reasoning is forcible, 
and condenses as much argument as 
could well be admitted into a popular 

In a short Appendix to this Sermon, 
Mr. C, however, animadverts upon the 
late prosecution of Mr. Carlile for tii- 
fidelity f which he considers as a crime 
' amenable to no human tribunal,* and 
so do we ; but ' when iufidels add re- 
viling to argument,' then their writings 
become * injurious to the peace of civil 
society,' and justly subject them to hu- 
man peoaliies. We recollect no instance 
during the reign of our late lamented 
Sovereign, equally jealous of our religi- 
ous rights as of the prer(»gatives of his 
erowp, in which any man has been 
' for * the mert expression of 

Christian Missions Vindicated stad Ea« 
couraged : a Sermompreacktd •« Bo- 
half of the Baptist ARtnom^ IjoudoUf 
June 23, 1819. By Thomaa Kdmonds, 
A.M. 2s. 
The text is, Rom. x. 14, 15, ' How shaB 
thoy call upon him in whom they have 
not believed?* &c. The author devotes 
almost 40 pages of this discourse to a 
f 'indication of Missions against various 
objectors. We should have conceived, 
in the present state of missionary alfislrs, 
that this was scarcely necessarv— not to 
his hearers certainly, but as the oh)ec-. 
tion.4 are ably refuted, we hope his ' s in- 
dication - may be useful to some of his 
readers. In the second part of his dis- 
course he states several grounds of m- 
couragetnent, which may lead the friends 
of missions to anticipate, with confidence 
the complete success of their labours. 

» e »i»^^»^i»»»» 

Seasonable Advice to Youth, on tht 

Study of the Scriptures, and other 

important Topics ; a Discmtrse it' 

livered at the LM'd*S'da;jf £vemUig 

lecture at New Broad'Strteit wtd ol 

Hackney. By F. A. Cox, A.M. 8vo. 

The object of this discourse nearly 

corresponds with that of the precedSsg. 

The strain is highly practical^ and the 

style aud argumeut will not discredit 

the reputation Mr. C. has already justly 

gained both as a preacher and ^ writer. 

Monody on his late Royal Highnats the 
D. of Kent. By Miss M. S. Crokar. It. 

Elegies on the lamented Deaths of the 
Duke of Kent, and of the King. Qy 
the Rev. Thomas Beck. 6d. 

Tub subjecU of these Peems will fiB 

(oT\Vimi»3 ammaoTiaL of their axcdlcoati 



ly aprattiont of the nation's 
Ion. The two before us are amon; the 
irst that have contributed to these pur- 
poses. They have both been speedily yet 
accurately written, and are affectionate 
and snltaible appeals to the public feeling. 
4s may be supposed, they contain similar 
thoughts ; and as it is no fiction, a hke 
dasiiipfion of character must be etpected, 
with difference as to the man- 
mncement; and if the first is 
ibdlished, the second is the most 
A short extract from each may 
our readers to form a judgment of 
of cKher. The former thus 
the benevolence of the Royal 

* Ask the lone orphan — ask the widow'd 

To wboB they owe the comforts of their 

AdL Ae distress'dy the houseless wand'rer 

They loond a friend to dry the fsllini; tear ? 
i*dr~the victim of the law s, 
advocate and pUad their 

Aak the oporeas'd — the victim of the law s, 
dtrd to t 

They weep, who late the smile of pleasure 

They weep— for why? — their Patron is 

no more !' 

Tht latter speaks thus of the Royal 
Dnke's liberality of mind :— 

'To bigoty partial charity, unknown. 
That limits bounty to the favour'd few ; 
restrain'd that geu'rous aim 
in the needy, sect nor party knew.' 

Speaking of his late Majesty, Mr. B. 
alludes to the future page of history. 

' A distant race shall view the page, and 
< Intolemnoe dar'd not venture near his 

No penecatkm warp'd his equal sway ; 
Me fettered conscience heaved oppres- 
sion's groan.' • 
It wmf be hardly worth while, perhaps, 
that ue quanty of verse in 
is nearly equal, though the 
k eold for twice the price of the 
r. Fefhapt on that account it may 
better. Cheap poetry is out of 

^^^^^^0' ^> 0i^ 

OUMMAR fiw CHILDREN, iluigned 
fm Ymmg Ptrtmu in generai, hui more 
adapted for the Uee ef 
Sck99U. Ilhtstnted with 

1#. ' 
ISiS li wm onpretentUng, but a Vei^ use- 
" ~ ' It friU greMtly McUitmu 

the progress of grammatical inetractioQy 
where it is adopted. The plan is novel ; 
but the .mode of illustration by cuts is 
calculated to fix the roving attention of 
childhood, audto make a lasting impres- 
sion on its mcnir>ry. There are few mo- 
thers who nay not with the use of the 
' Key,' instruct their precious charge, 
for a period somewhat longer than is 
usual in the nursery. Teachers in pre- 
paratory schooU will find it of con- 
siderable assistance. And would it not 
bean excellent encouragement in Sunday- 
schools, if the conductors of them were 
to devote one evening in the week to 
teach the rudiments of the English lan- 
guage to the most attentive and diligent 
of their scholars? The Grammar and 
Key would afford them effectual aid. We 
recommend it for its simplicity and per- 


In the Preu. 

Tub second and final volume of Mr. 
Morell's Studies in History, being the 
second of England, is in the press, and 
will be published next month, extending * 
from the reign of James I. to the death of 
George 111. 

Mr. Philip, of Liverpool, is about to 
publish a new Memoir of Mr. Whitfield, 
the materials of which have been col- 
lected from various British and American 

Speedily will be published, the Beau- 
ties of Gospel Doctrine, extracted from 
the works of Mr. Ralph Erskine, by the 
Rev. Samuel M'Millon, Aberdeen. Re- 
commended by several ministers. 

Means to do Good, proposed and exem- 
plified, by John Brown, minister of the 
Gospel, Whitburn. 

Mr. T. Williams is preparing a Memoir 
of his late Majesty and the Duke of Kent, 
as a companion to those he published of 
the Queen and.Princess Chariotte. 

ANarrativeof theLife of Miss Sophia 
Leice, by the Rev. Hugh Howell, Rector 
of Ballough, Isle of Man. 

Life of Mrs. Joanna Turner, late of 
Bristol; with a Recommendatory Pre- 
face, by the Rev. Dr. Bogue. 

Howe's Works, vol. viU. and concluding 

An Historical Work on the Persecutions 
in France, by the Rev. Mark Wilks. 



Sacred Lyric»» by iMnea 
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and Ffcty fctopfeoitoit to 
Vttuaf taMMW, by Joka Pya Saith, D JX 

Myrtm of GodliiMM Vindicatad, bj 
RicMrd Kayne*. U. 

befmonftOQ the Sevtn Episllat in the 
ApoodypM, coiiiprtbeiMliiiip a brMf Geo* 

Sapbioal ami Hittorical dMcripUoOy with 
e matt raccat account of tba «tate of 
ChnttiaBityiothe ApocaljrpticalchuicbMf 
by Joba Hyatt, tvo. 10«. 6tL buafdi. 
Extra 13«. 

DaUy Broad: or McdkatioiM, Practi* 
•al and EKpcriueutal for evory day in 
tbe Yaar, by more than 100 Mini«ten. 
T. WUUaau, Ed. 12ino. 610 pp. Hs,6tt. 

N3.Tbit work has baan delayed by ac- 
cidental eifCttoiBtancet. 

A Chaok to Infidelity, by a Layman. 
ISbno. U. 

A Sermon in Aid of a Subtcrwtion for 
tbe Poor of Blackburu, by T. D. WhiU 
aker, LL J>. 4c. U. M 

IV Retrospect, l^mo. 5#. 
Nauticiir Ett^y^t by tbe laiQe Author. 
12ino. fti. 

FkHwUaiirMt, Iqr dHtnw Miirk.liiiUL 

Tba life of Bninani, by th« ficr. Dr. 
Stylet. New editkm, &«. 

Keut't Peep for tbe Boyt, M. 

— ^i— Peep for the Girli, 4dL 

Reform or Ruin, Itf.— 7«. per 100. 

Pleasures of Reb^u. I81110. N«w adU 
tion. if. 6d, 

Setmoni for tbe Kino. 

Double Bereavement, by Dr. Coil|«r.8i. 

Tbe Retiucpeet, bv Ur. Winter. 

The Retrospect (With Notes) by Job 

Tbe Death of Patriotio VrincM, ffm 
tbe Duke of Kent,) by the saflM. -la. 

A Voice from tb^ Royal Sepiilcbi% hf 
J. Cburchai. 

Tbe Voice of Royal BereaTtawnts, by 
Joaepb Hnghcs, A.M. in>. St. 

Sermon, by the Rev. G. Burder. 1«. 

, J. M.CfWM. U 

J. RadfoidWind- 

sor. Is, 6d, 

Re^ectioos on tba TermuwtioD of the 
lata Reifm and the ComflMncaaant of 
the Present. A Sermon al Hiakop Stori- 
ford, by W. Cbapiin. U 






8 Sam. i. 19, 13. The beauty of Israel 
is slaiu upon thy hi|^ placeb ; how arc 
tbe mighty follen ! Saul and Jonathan 
wave Uutijf and pUamni ia their livea, 
and in their death they weae not di- 

With harp attun'd to solemn strain 

Prom Jesse's son tbfe notca ascend ; 
He w%,% of Saul in battle slafo. 

Of Jonathan his fislleo friend. 
Ye tons, he sfud, of Judah, mourn, 

Xe Israal's daughters, sadly weepj 
Her Glory is from Ismel turn 

AadMi Uie duU her mighty sbcp. 

X«ike Judab's, Eogland't sorrows spread, 

A^ b<irrowmg Da«rid's pUintive song^ 
Bewails her prince, her monarch dead. 

With grief ikincere and feeling strong. 
Thu' vauquisbed not by earthly foe. 

Nor slaugbter'd iu the field of blood. 
Yet death baih laid tbe lewOy low. 

Of Unaiid ksnd^ Md Gaa«c (b« good. 

No beauty can the great adnrm 

Devoid of dignity of mbid; 
Tis where the rigbteouaruba is 

Tis where the bounteous heaiCvc find* 
Tis where Religion tempera ally 

The private acts, tbe pubba dacdi ; 
When such depagt, the migbtyfoll, 

A kingdom mourns, a aatkiB blaedi* 

Tbe Son, the Site, (alas ! no more J 

Were L9V^ in their better daya \ 
And each to ^mch resemblance boQi 

In virtue's blaoil and pleasant v^yts - 
Twas thus they liv'ii ai.d thus tbay 0tl^ 
^ And thus did Time's affliction^ pimi} 
And scarce did Death their bouriflMiii^ 
Of undivided joy above. 

Tbn' here tbe m^an and mighty folU 

The Christiau may the foe contasm ; 
Axid conquer him wno cqnqpen all« 

And live thro' Him. who died for ttosr 
Their mansions are prcpar'd on higb* 

And bene, tlut bopf tiia soul assjeaw; • 
Their faithful Friand ahall ncvcgr 0, 

Thair <M «wi King for «ycf reigiis. 





EASTliiDiApuhlicr.tioD« aUt*. that in 
tkc cloM of last 8» jramcr, ieriou^ appre- 
bmom were e«jteitained iu the Upper 
PtoviDoea of aypffoachini^ famine, in con- 
■•S"*"*^™ tne waat of rain. Some poor 
mpic ^Mt Sionpoor had been sellinr 
ttttr ^iildmi at the low price of eight or 
»™e roMw (half-^rowns) each. A little 
rain bad, however, fallen in some placet, 
whidi loMewhat revived the hopes of the 

Tke eafthquake in June last was ftlt in 
of country. 

A Chalvbbatb well h'-^g baen dinco- 
rered at Ban«:alore (200 miles from Ma- 
dras,) from which inv^^lids may probably 
icrtvc c«« *dvant»^^ efipecially as the 
atuation of . the ^^^^^ ^^ remarkably 
healthy. It is nopied it mav prove the 
Cheltenham o', India, and renditr the re- 
tttin of invr^lidii to thin country for the 
iJ^«M**M'.ii of ihcir health unnecessary. 
T»* ■Ci'imievaries have been seut out by 
the ' igadon Missionary Society to settle 
at iSftngalrre. 

A pMty who visited . the mountaimius 

legMB situate between Coimbetore and 

lUahnTp found, during the torrid reign 

«f wi Indian May, and at the distance of 

no Bore than 350 miles from Madras, a 

clinalc, to temperate, that the thermo- 

Betcr in the morning standi at 58, and 

in the eronng at &4, and never rises 

higher than 72 in the middle of the day. 

A gftlrman who lately visited this spot 

from Foodichei^, fouml the soil admi- 

rahljr adapted to the culture of every spe- 

claa of ffvin and fruit, European and 

Asiatic: On a relaxed habit and debdi- 

tatadcoQiiUtution, th^ tonic power of the 

iHnpnainrc in thia elevated spot must be 

▼ery boMficiaL 


At • acctiur of the Carlisle Associa- 
tian, in aid of the Church Missvonary So- 
cicrfy.bakl in November last, the Rev. 
JbsBaa TnuUy lately returned from India, 
ddraared an addresa; from which the fol- 
bwinff^. aa reported in the Missionary 
Rcfielar, ia extracted : — 

* Tba Hindoo character prcaents se 

many aiomalies, and is made up of qua- 
lities so jBontradictory and incongruoos. 
that' nothing but experience would lead 
one to rive credit to a faithful description 
of it. In this Country, we used formerlj- 
to hear much of the mild and innocent 
Hindoo, and a kind of interesting cham 
was thrown about the character of the 
natives of the East; but, in India. Icpai 
assure you, we know of uo such cha- 
racter as the iunocfint Hindoo. He 
exists only in the visions of the poet, or 
the dreiuns of the theorist. We find 
there a mass of intellect-^prostrate, de- 
ba^d, and enslaved by the whimsical 
fooleries, and the polluting mysteries of 
a horrid system of idolatry — a system 
which has bean well an4 aptly charac* 
terizcd, as a compound of sensuality fuad 

' It is not necessary for me to enter into 
particulars respectidg the many unmean- 
ing, ridiculous, and often impure rites, 
improperly named < religious,' in India. 
I need not tell you that the pagodas are 
dens of filth — that the idols which they 
worship are the most absurd and shape- 
less blocks imaginable — that their imi^ea 
are such, that it is difficult to understand 
how the idea of figures so absurd could 
find admittance into the mind of man. 
It is hardly necessary to add, that the 
procensions are devoid of every thing 
even showy, solemn, or pleasing: th^ 
whole resembles a drunken revel; and 
the yell that accompanies them, seems to 
proceed from the mouths of demons, and 
not of men. Nor is it requisite to enu- 
merate the vices that debase the charac- 
ter of its inhabitants. I might tell you 
of their sensuality, of their dishonesty, 
and of their deceitfulness. I might, in* 
deed, run through all the black catalogue 
of moral delinquency ; and I might add, 
that fill these are blended in the chn- 
racter of the Natives of India. 

' Ii may be said, that we need not traT«l 
so far as India, to find specimens of idl 
that is vicious and immoral ; and that, in 
Christian lands, there are multitudes who 
are earthltf, tensital, and devilish. — ^Trua ! 
but iu ludia we have ~noiie to redeem the 
general character — no salt to save the 
mass from universal corruption. Indeed, 
such is the total depravation of the moral 
•, that a Hindoo feels no shame at 
his turiiitude: if he is convicted of sl 
erim^, he m^y feel rtgitll WEksdi >i«^xV>^ 



at bcinff^ dttected ; but he U a ttrangcr P^UIS. 

to remonc, or a saluUrv sense of &hame On the 6th o{ Dec. last agvoeralniact- 

fur the crime it^lf. Whatever crimct a ui|r of the Protectant Bible Societv was 

Hiodoo may be s^iUy of, he cau And a held in Pant. The meeting opened with 

parallel and an cucuie lu the lives of the ^ piece of sacred music, and a bynui 

BeiMfC whom he worships ; and it is a adapted to the occasion. The Rev. Mr. 

common practice with them, to rid them- Marroo offered up a prayer, and the pre- 

seUec of all prefieut rrniur^e and future ftident, the Marquis de Jauoourt, Peer of 

re«pou«ihility, by directly referr'mfp their France, addressed the meeting in an 

profliicAte practii-e* to tbe suf^^stion of eloquent speech. A report of proceed 

the I>city himself. Repeatedly have I \ng% was also read, 
obscrred the operalie» of their deadly 
priuciples. • \¥hm could I do ?— How 

iouhi I help it?— God put it into my ST. PETERSBURGH. 

miud*— I have affain and agem heard a collbctiom of nearly &00 PentaBt 

uri^ed by these l>euifchied people as an Arabic, and Turkish mantiseripU bu 

excuse for their delinqueucies. lately been presented to the Aslatk Mo- 

< J would only add to this account, a g^um of the Academy, by tbe Ettpciw ef 

' single remark on the state of the females Russia. This collection contains a aom- 

of India. It is imiM>Bsible for vou. Sir, be^ of the most distini^nished and cUi- 

or for this a<.sembly, habituated as you ^\^ works of Islamism. 

are to behold females in the possession of qm the 28th of December Init, the 

all that estimatitiu aud respect and ten- ^old was so eitreme, thai tke thenm- 

demesk which charactenxc a Christian meter was down to a point enotlfinr 87 

country, to conceive the stale of degra'la- deprces below the Creexiar pomt of Fhb- 

tiou ao'i contempt iu which they are held peuheli. 

In India. Some idea may b« formed of it ^ 

from this sinple fact,thatthe onfy females Knxvnm a 

thiTC *vho receive even the common elc- AWlliKlv^A. 

ments of instruction, are those proflifrate A ^ntleman ia New York, in a 

creatures whom a licentious superstition to his friend in London, saye, • I 

attaches to the retiuue of some particular »ay to Mr. B. that I Uvt obaenrcd 

pajroda. **"*'*^* "*" * ^^^ Welsh Uidiant' and some 

« in '.hort, Sir, vuu have only to sup- plausible stories about thtm in the Evan- 
pose the natural corrupt propensities of reliral Maf^azine, as far baek as 1800.^ 
the human heart wteii upon hv a system There is not oue word of traUi fai taj 
of superstition, licentious and'bloodv— a part of the story that has been toH to the 
superstition iirouj-ht, a«i it were, into the worid about the eusUncc of tnch In- 
vert- hearts of its votaries — aud vou have diaiis. 

ai»icturi» of the moral «.tiite of the iiihabi- This assertion by a very rrtpcctable 

tauti of Hindiistan. That is, indeed, the and well-informed f:entlemaa, we meiehr 

reirron of the shadow of Heath, a land of state. The fact remains to be asoaitaiatdv 

death— a death of intellect— a death of and we understand is on tbe point ef 

moral feeling/ being so. _ 

Of the encourapemenu arising from cr'ij?v\Tc 

the increasing influence of Christian &t^tlUUi-a. 

Kuowle Ige, Mr. Traill says— From No. 2 of Estracts from tbe Cor- 

' Without wandering int«) the region of resp(»ndence of the British and Foreign 

conjee ure, we cau trace, iu the impulse School Society, we learn that the Tr^iii^fl- 

confessedly given to public opinion among terian System is making pfoyresiy not 

the more iotelligent classes of the natives only in many parts of England, but else 

of India, the ilawning of a brighter day in foreign countries. Preparation is 

in that benighted' land. Formerly they making f)r its introduction into the Nx- 

woMld not hear you «pcak on the subject thrrlands. In France it it raining 

ol Christianity — now they are ready to ground. A Royal Decree has autnoritcd 

listen, aud to reply. The subject has the estahlishnient of schools on this sys- 

fairly arrested their attentioii. The in- tern throughout the kingdom of Spaiii. 

fliience ioi» of the Brahmius is on the ile- Schools have been commenced in Po- 

cliiie : political causes have contributed to land and Russia. It is beginnhig, not 

abrid<;c iheir wealtli ; and, with that, a only in Halta, but also in tbe lomAli 

large portion of their authority has va- Islands, and in Italy — at ^ter, Gemomf 

nished ; and nrnhing plea«es the natives Pisa^ Florence^ Naplety and Aliieis. 

better than to hear the arguments of the A school has been opened iu Ma deir m: 

Biahiiiius cuufutcd by tU« Cbri^tlun mis- and preparation is making lor one lA 

ixuoioiTS mrnxionCB. 





Whbt the Conmittee oC this Society 
consider the rapid spread of religious 
•diMBtioD, the intereit which the bibber 
Bad MiddliB^ claMei are taking in itf 
yroiiKitiiNiy aft alto the pemiciout matter 
which haa beeo hitherto in circulation to 
a fTKBt eitcnt among the lower classef , 
with the eomparative scarcity of relisl- 
BOB and mocBi publivatlons— they are led 
to hope that ther idhy look with conll- 
deooc to the pablic for a support which 
inll twBblB them to prosecate their plans 
villi Tlfoor— fo meet the increasing; de- 
iin Ibr rtl%iom books and tracts, and 
IB BBOBBTBte the Society from a heavy 
d^c, which lias been already incurred 
hf tht eMrthms made to establish it 

Tha Commissioners of Education In 
KiBlattd, BppoiOted by Parliament, appear 
fally^ iBCognixe, in their Fourteenth 
nty the ffcneral ptindples upon which 
S oBlsty has been established. Thev 
traly, an most forcibly, with 
e to the poverty of the people, 
that It *' produces effects, if possible, 
still «i>nB, by incapacitating them from 
such books as are fit for chil- 
to read, whence it frequently hap- 
that instead of being improved by 
«r amd moral instruction, their 
BTi corrupted by books calculated 
IB iBcitft to lawless and profligate adven- 
tare, to cherish, superstition, or to lead 
IB #SBmtion or disloyalty." And it is 
iviker ramarked by them, << The people 
will rtad, and will think ; the only ques- 
lioa, that now remains for their Govern- 
Brs» is how to lead them to read such 
boaks BB shall Bccustom them to think 


Rkemtth Teitamtnt, 
WbohMday, Dec. 22, I819.~A number 
off gcairy. Catholic and Protestant, met 
la DabtiB, the Earl of Meath in the 
QbuFf ^udibrmed a Society for the cir- 
bbIbImi of this Catholic veritioa ef the 
Now Taatament, without note o? com- 
wm ; fli,000 of them are immediately 
la ha priatad for the use of Catholic 
schoals end we hope for them onty. 
■v a mlatake Id our last Niunber 
%t\) wa attnbutea this measure to the 
Bible Society, inatead of the 


A GoaHiTTBB of Ministers lately met m 
Ediabanh, in order to set ui> some evan- 
■AobI Lihraries in the Highlands and 
iilBBda of Scotland. Meetiig with en- 
wl !■ this hcBBvolBBt disign^ 

they erected five libraries la BroaSSlttfrn, 
Perthshire. Thej hope the same spirit 
will be continued, and that other libraries 
wilt be erected. 

We understaud several Evangelical Mis- 
sionaries, of ditl'ereut denominations, hatr^ 
last summer laboured abundantly, add^ 
we hope, successfully, in the Highlands 
of Scotland. They have idl returned fully 
confirmed in the opinion that the means 
of isKtruction, enjoyed by the great hulk of 
the Highlanders, are lamentabl} deficient; 
and with a deepened conviction, that, Id 
the west and north parts of our country^ 
there is a wide and promising field of tisa- 


Acting under - the conviction of indi* 
vidual n-spon&ibility to seek our neigh- 
hour's best interests» and that an en- 
lightened peasantry are the glory ant 
best security of our native isle — cpcuii- 
raged by the successful refiult of a similar 
effort in an adjoining village, within B 
few miles of London, we iniroduced B 
prayer- meeting, accompai'ied with B 
short address, into a poor man's cottage 
in the village where we reside; the 
humble tenement was crowded to e&cess^ 
and, acconling to the wi«hes of his neigh^ 
hours, the meeting has been continued in 
rotation till a great proportion of the 
cottages have been thus occupied ; aud 
their solicitations continuing, we antici- 
pate that scarcely one cottage will era 
long remain uuvisited, or undirected to 
the way of deliverance from the wrath- ta 
come. The sight of the aged aud infirm 
parents and their children — the fervour 
and simplicity of the supphcations which 
have ascended from two or three of the 
pious poor— the gratitude espressed, and 
the effects which have f«>llowed, have so 
animated our hopes — that we cannot boll 
anxiously submit the adoption of this 
simple but effectual mode •( coupteract- 
ing the efforts of infidelity to your nu- 
merous readers, and for tl^e foilowiag 
reasons : 

1. Because cottage prayer-mectiacB 
tend to enlighten their inhabitants, and 
infidelity collects her triumphs chiefly 
from the abodes of ignorance and vice. 

2. As affording excellent opportuaitiaB 
for the distributiou of suiuble tracts — 
conversation on their contents leads la 
the Scriptures for argumenU too power' 
fill for infidelity to withstand. 

3. It tends to cement tlie varijus classBS 
of society in one social bond, at the da- 
struction of which iaiidality is coatiaw 
ally vmiag. 


4, -tt fro^uett a dltpotidoii ia the poor RiCfltit blAttl. 

to ftttend the public onlinancf uf the Sab- Ov Sunday, F«b. 13, died, omverMlly 

bath. In the inttancet above rercrred to, and deeply Umeoted, the Rer. John Sl- 

Um placci appropriated to wonbip on aaEE, a^ed AS, DUsentiui^ minister, at 

Lonrt-day eveuiiin, instead of beiu|^ at Fronte, Somentet. • 

iMmcrly proverbially thin, are uow afree- He had been settled over the old Indo» 

ablv liAed — afTordiuic MDother.arn^meut pent Conj^rei^ation in that town for 3i 

in Mvonr of the po&ition taken, that in- years. During his nriuistry nearly 4M 

fidelity and profaueue&s must lose their members were added tu .the cbiirch of 

bold oo the human mind, when opposed which be was the pastor, the preaternon^ 

bj the truth as it is in Jesus. ber of whom ascril>ed their convertioa to 

Numerous other arf umeuts mi|(ht be his ministerial labours. He was hiffalj 

•ddiicod, but these are sufficieitt to beloved and respected, not only by bil 

nrove thai infidelity may be e&tirpatcd conf^re^ation, which consisted of about a 

m>m the oottages of the British pour, thousand, but also by the inbabilnntiof 

vben thete simple means are accompa- the town and ueirhbimibood. He VM 

■lod by the Divine blessinfc» an«l which lonp distiu«^ii8hed as an affectionatry li^ 

pMMTaily accompany the Christian la- bonous, zealous, and successful miniitor ' 

Ito wr i B.T.H. of the i^uspel. His labourt were faOi - 

^^_^^^^^^_^ confined to his own town and its viciai^p ' 

^"^^^^^■"^ for he paid an annual visit (for 24 yom) 

PROVINCIAL INTELLIGENCE. to London and Bristol, where his labmA . 

%.. ...«..«.. . « .» n II 1 'mvt^ highly acceptable and eatf aj^rff '• 

Not. 17, 1819, the Rer. S. Bell, Uit k „^fu, *He »m tCe subject of mttW. '■ 

MidMit M Hoxum Acwlemy, wM «t di|j„„a meotal affliction, but hoiver ■•■ 

■f*? •* *.!*??•'"?' "*" """ *'•• '°«*« nife«(ed the excellcDcy of ChriMiM pria- 
Mid«tchur^uidc<»i«reRmtiou.tWFe>. . ^,„ ;„ beiue re«K^ed ud .ubmiSI^: 

ra:^^?^^.^!^.'^^'!'^:^.^'':, rtouKh he suffered great distre... of , 

e WM debvered by Mr. Hamilton of ,h, ,,ek ..revious to hi* death, vet • * ' 

Ueds, who also proposed the customaiy ,,,„ ^^^ ^ ,,,'.fo, j^^ j^ 

MMtiont. Mr. Parsons of Lee«i», of- la,, hours bis soul not onW^^U- 

fared the orfiiuuon prayer, and gave the peace and serenity, but be reUrieedSt: 

«A.r||«tothen»D»ter; and Mr Philips ,Vi„„ph,d in the prospect, if .lend 

•fl^irerpool, ("ho had pre«hed on tl»^ , .'' o„ S.indav evening, at t^ 

TWsday E»enuigJ, addresse<l the church *.,,ik, his happv spirit tolfk iu fliKteto 

^".""{^"^"i^.u* • f.i.. the regions of everlasting bliss. 

.Jam. S.lMO- Tte U* Anniversar>- of the qo the following Su.uUy hU aiortid 

Ol^eniDg the Chapel at Penryn ""held, ^^ins were removed from hia i 

~^, " — - -,- - •,..,.-' iiimuM were ixinovru ironi hia mm" 

lA»n two sermons »ere preaclied, that in ^ „„, j„,„,^,, ;„ ^ . 

tfce morning by Mr.lrevur of LuWeard. ^^ ;„ ^^ich he hod been laboJring^* 

and that m the eveninr by Mr. Moore, of »,„' „ ».-»«« ti.- n ••w~"mk-^ 

Troro. In the afternoon the CongreVa- "TLd.M^'.uW^^ 

tbnal Sunday School Union for ihc w! i " 1 ' ■^"*' *"*" "*?P*".*' ^ »*»«• 

uwiMu 0»iinM7 »^«^» M • • »»* Wei»leyau nimi8t«rs,resKlcutin thetowni 

county of Cornwall was instituted, ac- ^^o, fn,m res|>ect u, their Utefefl^! 

cordms to the plan of the Sunday School ^^y,^^^,^ .^j ,^„i^, minister, cWeTuSr 

Union 10 London. place* of wor-hij, on the soleinn occwkS. 

Rev. R. Taylor, of Yeovd. has resigned f^, ,^„„^,^ ^„», affectionate fanS^S 

oJ.iSJh^i^'ito'JJS Independent church followed their beloved frieiS 3 

Church mlhattown. p„,^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ^.^^^^^ ^^.^.^ « 

N0TiCF.t. deeply lamenting the loss they had sue- 
The neat half-yeariy meeting of the tained. Hi»» corpse was also fidlowed-faj 
Wilts Association will be held (D.V.) on many hundreds ul' the iiihabitanU of tbn 
Wednesday, April 5, at the Rev. J. E. town and nciirhl>ourhuod. 
Good't, Endless-street chapel, Salisbury. The Rev. Win. Priestley, of Fordinr- 
The Rev. Mr. Jay to preach— subject bridge, Hants, a laic reli«>w. student and 
'Greatness and goodness combined in the particular friend of the deceased; deli- 
Redeemer.' Rev. J. Honywell, of Melk- vered the oration, and preached the fii» 
■ham, to preach the preceding evcniing. neral lerinon from Rev. vii. U, r», 16, 17, 
Th« Eiast Kent Association, with di- • These are they \% hich came out of n«at 
vine permission, will hold their next half- tribulation/ &c. 

jreariy meeting at the Rev. Mr. Dean's, A widow and eleven children remain to 

Milton, near Sittingbome, April 2«, 1820. deplore the afftcting bereavement. 

Mr. George Townsend and Mr. Giles ' A memoir of thu etuiuent servant of 

•re appmnted preachers. The Dover mi- Christ will probably appear iu a futttrft 

•iater the prec«ling eveaJng. Naaber of this Ma^uine, 

■« s^ 

ItfiLIOIOVS OiT£llJ0ltI0& 



than % commaa eoM^ and 
■ the fotal rtanXif Ibr whick h« ospratAtf I 

|XH OP HIS MAJESTY hunself prepMd. ThU we have ften 

nm THB DUKE OP KENT. good MithoRtj.; httt the mape cifcls 

M ket ftbe^ of our February whick ■arrouudi royaUjr allowe little tol 
I was Koin; to pressy (which tnuusire of what paMca w the lecret 
rtirUy at an earlier date than chamher; and.wereitiMitso»thepainftil| 
V periodiGal publications, on nature of the diionler, and ita rapid pro-' 
of the number printed,) we grets,,would allow little opporUuH^r for 
he prcM to give the painful an- ue consolations of a dyinf bed?-*11ia 
iBt of the premature dei^th.of rest is known. The event made-thftl 
ft of Kent, little thiulvin; that deepest impression on the inhahitaita ef I 
'Beat week would auuounce Sidmouth; and the respect paid bv:thtm I 
r^jal death — that of his a^ed V) hisremlains shows bow much heWaal 
■led parent. beloved, and how^de^y he was la- 1 

ngral Duke we have been able mented. 

hvt little information tbat falls We must now hasten to pay our i 
m department of a relif^ous ful respects to the venerable If oaarchf I 
p: thus far, however, we must who, within tia days honk the preceding J 
i (oaceptiuf^ his venerable Far event— that is, on the l29th of Januaiy— 
l«Um( since Britain has Itfst sl dropped all hU mortal coil, mad mia^tdi 
l»was so much beloved, and is his way to those regions wbera the in^ 
nlljr ref^retted. In temperance,' habitant shall no more say, ** lam riek.*^] 
jKuevolence, and affability, he The pmnful circumstances imder wkkb 
[the fairest copy of the virtues his majesty had lon|gp suflhrod, had ren-' 
|l Father; and he had the honour, dered the first monarch of Europe an 
i,to be cue of the first princes of object of the most tender sympathy and 
1 (in thiA country, at leant) who pity — the living immured among the 
le forward at jpublic meetings, dead; and bis age forlnde the oapecta* 
I kn open sta^e, to advocate, tion tbat he could any more reign on 
Aoquence singularly phaste and earth. His death, therefore, as it re» ' 
p the cause of Education and of spected himself| must rather be eon^ 

sidered as a deliverance than a mislbr- 1 
itronage and assistance of his tune; and occasioned no smprise, eaoept] 
ighness was extended, we be- that the public had not been prepared for] 
more than twenty philanthropic it by any bulletin ezpressite of his Ma- 
ma ; but the Bntish system of jestv's approaching end. The attention 
D (as uught by Lancaster) was of the public also to this mournful event 
ich appears to have eugros6ed was almost immediately divert^ into 
iua affections and his attention; another channel bv the alarminc news| 
eacorrcspoiiding with foreigners of the illness of his present Majesty, 
ihroad on its behalf, and some"- George IV. who had scarcely taken pos- 1 
:€ompanyifig illustrious visitors session of his throne, when bnth threa- 
houls in London. The Duke's tened also to remove him from this i 
eot to tills system may be traced earthly scene, by the same disorder! 
1805, when it received the pa- which bad so recently prov^ fatal to 
<tflkis roj-al Father, and several hia royal brother, 
inches of the royal ramily then at In the midst of judgment, however, I 
i&h. This system he studied with the Lord remembered mercy. DeaUi 
ire, and was so weli convinced bad ' entered into onr palaces,' and 
tflity, tbat he had it taught to tbreateoedtoswecp them with the besom 
' bis own regiment, who have of destruction. But his hand was in 
med it as far as ludia, where it mercy staid by Him who alone can say, 
• the most important results. * Hitherto, and no farther, shalt thon 
e Duke's retura from the conti- come.' As Britons, and as Christians, 
has also intruduced Prince Leo- we are now called upon to imp/bve tbel 
d the DuchcAs to the Schools, mournful providence, and bless the hand'i 
Bgcd her patronage to the female which has chastised in measure. i 

cat. But to return to the venerable departed { 

njal Htghn^s illiKcss appears Monarch. It not having pleased the su- 
bceo brought on by a cold occa- preme Governor of the worid again to I 
tij wet feet; and by trustin<c, in restore our lamented Sovereign to the 
fcumstances, to the strength of use of his .faculties, which in a former 
titmion, which led him to neglect instance enabled him. to '.gtvetcbn to] 
lor roMdies. He soon perceived, the God of hp^i^r^/.- wo .c#n only form 
r« tbat his disorder was more oiir tstiBiate of the r^ rk a f j fl tu r *^~ 


iadfarti^ to bit liagny wad oondoct 
Iwlwi IB the uM of hcftlth uid rauon. 

Hit Mi4cit/B flrtt kaowlcdfe of Rc- 
[BgioD appears to have been imbibcil in 
the nunerVf wlicre he learned Mitral 
met of Oocldrid|e'B Priociplee of Rc- 
ofiOB in vene, of bit own accord, and 
at avety early age;* and it has been his 
imcsty's li^piness throuffa life, and 
has aliordcdiiun much satisfaction, to 
have had generally about him persons of 
Iraiigiotts oiamcter. 

His Majesty's derotional disposition 
I has been remarked also from eany life,t 
and habits of early rising have afforded 
him opportunities of retirement which 
others waste in sloth and indolence. 
The ardour also m\fh which the late 
King always engaged in religicos exer- 
cMtSy has snbJectMl him to the ridicole 
of infldel and profane wits, bat has been 
narked with peculiar pleasure by serious 
minds. A dissenting minister who ob- 
taioad permission some yean since to 
be present at the morning derotions hi 
Windsor palace, and which were con- 
ducted in a small room (or closet) with 
not more than a dozen persons present, 
was extremely inUrestcd by the earnest 
and solemn manner in which his Majes- 
ty repeated the responses, and particu- 
larly the TV Dfum^ which exceeded in 
natnos and sdlemnity anything which 
|ne had ever heard. 

One of the first circumstances which 
I attracted public notice was that of his 
Majesty laving aside his crown while he 
reccired the sacrameut at his corona- 
tion : a circumstance not pretcril>ed iu 
the ritual, nor by bis attendauts, but 
suggested by his owu sense of piety and 
religion; and with which he wished her 
Mi^^y also to comply, but it was found 

We have mentioned in a former ro- 
lume,| that when Lord Dartmouth had 
been ridiculed as a Methodist, the King 
declared he heard nothing from him but 
what was perfiectlT consistent with the 
doctrines of' the Church, and in vvhich, 
in fact he considered evei^ good man 
might propeify unite. Aud it was pro- 
bably by conversing with that pious 
nobieraan, and others of tife same prin- 
ciples, that his Majesty acquired those 
consistent and evangelical views which 
he so tenderly enforced upon his dear 
Amelia, a little before her death and his 
Majesty's relapse. A gentleman in the 
habit of official attendance upon the 

* See Evan Magasioe, vol. xx. p. 466. 
t See the review of Dr. Collyer's Sar- 
■son, abovap. 105. 

Prinoesty aald M thai JMcaalon— * Hit 
Majesty speaks to his daughter off the 
only hope of a sinner being in the blood 
and rigfateonsBcas of Jesos Chiitl. He 
«xamiBas her as to the Integrity nd 
strength of that hope in her owtf^sont 
The Princesa Hstens with calmneai aii4j 
delight to the conversation of her 
rable parent, and replies to hit qnttttonij 
in a very affectionate and scriout mi 

< If vou were present at ooa of , 
interviews, you wonld acknowlcdgn 
toy that the Gospel Is prtnchcd In a p| 
lace, and that under highlr aflbef 
circumstances. Nothing (adM Iw) 
be mora strikinff than the sicht oi ^| 
Ring, aged and nearly bllna, f 
over the couch on which tha 1 
lies, and speaking to her about talvatM 
throngh Christ, as a matterfhr ftom Its' 
terestbig to them both than the hlghait 
privilegct and most exalted poape ^\ 

Nor was this an uBUMal strain of < 
fersation with the good King; Whta 
an Evangelical dargyman, In co n tiin * 
tion with the late amiable Prlncaaa Ctasp- 
lotte, represented to her the Imporlaflin 
of faith in Jesus Christ, as 'the oa(r 
means to make a death-bed easy/ 'Ah! 
(said she, bursting int'> tears) that li 
what my Grandfather has often told hM4 
but then he used to add that, btridt 
rea«iing the bible, I muH pray for the 
Holy Spirit, to understand its meaning.^ 

In a subsequent Number of our WoilL 
we hope to lav befoie ourreadera other | 
pleaffiug anecikitcs of a similar nniaie»< 
which may transpire, and come to nti 
properly authenticated. At oresent we I 
can only add, that Royal Edward, and 
his Illustrious Father, have both beta 
buned with honours suited to their raJak 
-»the former Feb. 12, and the latter ott 
the i6th— in the Royal MausolcuBt 
Windsor, of which they made the 9lh 
and iOth inhabitants. 

The solemn and pompous oeremonltt| 
which attend deceased royalty have been 
detailed in all the public papers, and la«| 
deed are of a nature too vam and unedi- 
fying lo occupy our pages : we shall con- 
clude, therefore, fur tbe present, withj 
remarking that, within thnee years and, 
a half, D>eath has consigned five oLthe. 
Royal Family to his drearv mansiotis— | 
the Princess Charlotte and her new-bora 
infant— her late Majesty, the Queen^ 
the Duke of Kent, in the prime oflife— 
and the aged and venenu>le monarch; 

• The King : a Sketch, by Rev. C E- 
Da Coel logon, M. A. p. 103. 

t Williams's Memoir ef the Fkiacett 
Charlettew f. M. 

■ * 

^ tvii yooiff ptiaetty Alfrtd 

gMili who ^Bm may ywB tipOy 
KiattlftoceMlQB (I^^Kb^s 
B,imm. maortd mm ^ royu 

19 w abowt lolcmp eftaitt. 1^ 
pariBf Covrt of Fhuioe bu moi 
iIbIo tlA gnattit (itef Mdl con- 
ly A eriM wUck wc omaol HUM 
pt a Bcaa pwayiiy it with our ck^ 
llljl off dctefiimo& nd i^bboiTiaoe. 
iis teft MSty A doctrfait has bom 
ipA IftTanoiis puti of the cootl- 
pif «?tp faithit coinrtqr, of the Uw- 
I^MteeiiiMtioi^ rndpegui BUUi 

S celebrity be.Te beeDmii|^lbr> 
»niietioiie*cii|iie whKchChrie- 
% tam^vnan in die moet potnted 

(kT the 13th' pf fcbmry "~ 
Hie Jkiyd HMmm the 0ake 
( !■■>■ II ef hb M^Mtar), ee he ww 
tiBMf from the Open, eadinHie^ 
act of handing the .Dndieie iiih> 
carriage, was etabbed witfk • 
vlUeh penetvated Us vit4ls« and 
ftlal hi a tnr iMHVf. The 
pean to baife been a saiidler vho 
wider Buonaparte, and InstiAed' 
tiorrid aetion on aprindple of petribti8m»j 
and rprenge against tlie Bdofbons^wl 
he denomceo as the taemiee of 
euuMlry . The amfaible soArer 
ibr the lift of Ids mniderfr': 
eomitry demands }asdce, and ^ is ) 
saiy mt tlds crime sboaid be I 

^ Faa.12. 

ill |» the Act of Unifonaif , 
itritfbhes the litnrgy of tne 
ff Bogland, provision is made 
abmnons in the Prayefs fof th^ 
MlMlf as from time to time shall 
pepessaiT, and be directed bj 
Mkorityt bis A^esty was pleased 
, In Council, to decUre bis Royal 
I fleasore, that in the pnqrer for 
al Family, in the morning and 
awice, the words < Their Royal 
MiGaoffB Prince oi Wales, the 
I af Wales, and' be omitted.* 
^ aaase omission take place in 
t affAe litany or General SoppU- 
i lAich the same words recur, 
hi die title to the Form of Piayer 
iion the day of bis Majesty's ac- 
ta the Grown, the woras * Upon 
i dinr of .October,' be strucliL out, 
voffds * Upon the 29th day of 
i^ha iMerteoa 

■a Hw prayer Ibund in tids serrice 
Kmg end Royal FaBsiW, the 
Jhbr Royal Highnesses ueorga 
if Waka. the Princess of Wales, 
I aMJttH. 

•r naTBa and thakksoivino to 


»r, we beseech thee. Almighty 
fefraisesand ttianksgiTings of our 
^ Lord the King, for Tby great 
t aaeently vouchsi&d to him. 
tlMor of ticiuess, and under the 
ligsaatic aflictiens, his trust was 
p O God, and thou bast holpen 

aypialicling hand, we ia^plore 

* Our gradoiis Queen 

Thee, Ofor be ortr himi lattlQr Wf 
Spirit erer be ndth hha } vi440lfnfi« 
hu day^ O God, that thor may br^ 

ipepple,.tha " 

down ufNin him and ble[ 
dance of Tby blessings and mercies^ 
throo^ Jesus Qirist our Lord; to whoas* 
with Thee and the Holy Gheaty be all ha» 
sour and ^loryiipw, aim te ever. Am4n. 


At a Meelng of the Dissenting MiaistffO 
of the three dmominatinng in and aboql 
London, held at the Library, Red Croee- 
street, on Tuesday, Feb. 8, a loyal addrem 
to his lii^es^ Khig George IV. on hto 
accession .to the throne, was unanimously 
agreed upon. 

It was remarked tliat of lOd ministers 
who presented the addrem ^ his lata 
Htitity in 1760, not one to noer living. 

A List of the ComijAittee of Deputies 
appointed to protect the civil rigms of 
the tliree denominations of Protettant 
Dissenters, for the year 18201 tt— 
WiUiam Smith, Esq. W. Bods. 

HP. Chairman. J.BnnfeH^ 
Joseph Gutteridge, J.Gibseni 

£M|.Dep.Chairm. J. Pritt, 
James CoUtns, Esq. T.Wood, 

TVeasurer. J. Christie, 

8. Pavell, S. Jackson, 

J. Addington, W. Htlnd, 

J. T. Rutt, W. Shrubso^, 

E. Busk. W. Freme 

J. Esdaile^ R. Wainewright, 

W. A. Hankey, J. Benllmr, 

W. Hale, W.Mar»toa,Bsqrs. 

D. Beran, 

The Annual Sermon, receosmanding 
the useful purposes of the Society Ibr tha 
Relief of the Necessitous 'Widows and 
Children of Protestant Dissenting Ml> 
nisters, to expected to be preached mrRev. 
T. C. Edmonds, olCambridga, at the Old' 

ilewiy Ou^ j«am4 to J^***-^*^ 
AUMyBi|ft.mnaL wadaM^M ^^^ IM 



A gcDtral U11 of mil the chriiteniiiKt 
mad Imnalsy from Dec. 15, 1818, to Dec. 
^14, 1819, arcordin^ to the report aade 
by the company of Puitb Clerks of Lon- 
don, &c. 

Christened in the 97 parishes within 
the walls, 1,277; buried, 1,149. 

Christened in the 17 parishes without 
the walls, 5,592 ; burie«1, 4,143. 

Christened in the 23 uut-parishcs in 
Middlesex and Surrev, 13,206 ; buried. 

Christened in the 10 parishes in the 
city abd liberties of Westminster, 4,175 ; 
buried, 4,014. 

Christened, males, 12,574 ; females, 
11,726; in all 24,300.— Buried males, 
9,671; females, 9,557; in all 19,228. 
Whereof have died. 

Under two years of a(c 4779 

Between two and five 1771 

Fiveand ten 826 

Ten and twenty 631 

Twenty and thirty 1577 

Thirty and forty 1990 

Forty and fifty 2095 

Vifty and <(ixty 1S18 

Sixty and seventy 1600 

Seventy and eighty 1230 

Eighty and ninety 666 

Ninety and a hundred. .V....; .7/. • 144 
A hundred and thrae..... • 1 

As this bill docs not include dissantert 
nor catholics, dec. we may suppose that 
the number of births in the vear, haa 
not been les than 30,000, and the deaths 
in proponion. 

Of the 20,000 or more who have diad 
in the year, it is affecting to observe that 
about .%000 have died uuder two yean of 
age, and nearly 7,000 under the age of 
five. To such an extent has ' death 
reigncil,' in the course of a single year, 
in the iiietropulis and its vicinity, ' over 
thoie Hho had not sinned after the simi- 
litiide of Adam's transgreiiiun.' 

The number of deaths between five 
and ten, and between ten and twenty, 
IS reniarkalily small. 

The period of lifCj which teems to 
have l>eeii marked with the freaiest 
fatality, is that between forty nod fifty. 

It IS, however, remarkable that in the 
metropolis, supposed by some to be so 
unhealthv, perhaps 1,800 have lived to 
more than sixty years of age, nod 1,301 
or more to al>ove seventy. 

The number of births, according to 
the bill, has exceeded that of iemiks, by 
more than Jive thousand. 


At a Meeting ofEditort on the \{Uh ofJunMnry^ 18.'0, the following Smms werewctti 

to the Widows of Evuumlicttl Ministers. 

■ • * 



Recommentled by 

Recommended hj 

9^9 *9 wf »ihtr Wid»m 

Wilks /^ 

Burder .1 ^ 

[ ml 


FOR MARCH, 1820. 

Tmm oAcert of the Auxiliary Societies, which the friends of the London Missionary 
Sodety hare kindly formed in its favour, are hereby respectfully informed, that the 
Tkcanirer's accounts for the year will be doted ou the last day of the present month 
(March); they are, therefore, requested to transmit their several contributions to 
fFmLdkn BamMey, Esq, at theSociety\Office, No. 8, Old Je^r>, Cheapside, London, 
«B» or if poasible, before, the 31«t of March : tog;ether with th£r LisU of Sobacriben 
«f tarn shiflinf^ and upwards, alphabetically arranged for publication in the Report o 
The latter may be addressed to Mr. Langton, Assistant Secretary and Ac- 
; and they are requested to add the names of the officers of their respective 
together with the number of large and small Reports that will be wanted 
Ibr the various Subscribers to each.* 

71c LmM^ AuxiUmry Societies will meet at the Society's Rooms in the Old Jewry, 
eaTWaday the 28th instant, at elev^en o'clock, to pay into the hands of the Tre»- 
mnr the amount of their several collections, &c. 

IW Committees and Officers of the Auxiliary Missionary Societies in and about 
Londoo, are requested to meet on Wednesday, March the 29th, at the City of Lon- 
4«TavcfD, Bishopsgate-street, at half-past Six o'Clock in the Evening. 

INDIA. of this benishted land « to learn rigfate* 

ousness.' We have been greatly dis- 

TRAVANCORE. tressed in witnessing the infatuation and 

«. . . ^ - . . ^ MX n ^ delusion of the people, in the means re- 

^S^ ^i ? J «r ^*^ 'if ^^' • sorted to for the purpose of chasing away 

MkmJ, dated J^ogracoU, Travancore, ^^ pestUence. We attempted to expose 

mk August^ 1818. jjjg f^jUy ^j wickedness of the sacrifices 

'Riv. AND Dear Sir, offered to the cruel goddess, insatiably 

* The last six months have been re- greedy of blood. But to whom did we 

asfksMe for a most grievous visitation address ourselves? To persons pretend- 

of the destructive Cholera amongst the ing to be under the inspiration of Satan; 

fMple of this district. Thousands have and counting it their glory that the devil 

<toed into eternity, many of whom had seized and possessed them ! Crowds 

vwe • worshippers of devils,' and of of people paraded every street, indulging 

coone morant of the only true God, themselves in gestures and language 

tod his Son Jesus. Though 'the plague bordering on insanity, while their dis- 

ksi aow ceased,' the desolations it has bevelled hair, and horridly painted coun- 

McMioned wili afford matter for long tenances, presented a picture of the con- 

ttd aflectiDg remembrance. O that it fusion and wretchedness of the pit be- 

■tj coBtribaie to cause the inhabitants low ! Harmless and ignorant people 

* 9ibacribm of £\, \s. or upwards, are entitled to a large, and Subscribers qf 

10#. (kf. and upwards to a small Report. 
uinn. M 


Missionary chronicle 

vert at ftnt imprttstd an J obMeedlo loin 
tlieni, till tliey too ima^oed tneinselvet 
partaken uf ilie new iuspiratioii which 
wa5 cuuiiidered an antidote to the diMase. 
You will be lAiiiioiit tu learn what in- 
. fluence this deluj^ of iiioiatr/ had 
upon our Ctiri«tians. 1 lament to say 
th-At attempu were made, anf< in many 
in^tauret with 8ucce«it, to draw the new 
converts into the »aine error. To be neu- 
tral was iinpoKr»iblc, and hundreds who 
liad not bt^n baptixed swam with the 
stream. Those wno had been baptized 
reinaiucd st^adfaKt, and did * not defile 
their i^arments.' We asked some who 
lived at the remote statioui. What did you 
dn when the idolatrous pnices^iiou came 
round .> They replied, ' We all ran into 
tlia crhurch tu avoid joining it, and there 
we prayed fur a removal of the disease 
to the true Gml.' Our people are like 
children for fickleness, and babes in 
knowledge, so that confident expectations 
uf their steadfastness cannot be formed, 
•specially if they arc not sotm baptized. 

* In consequence of the epidemic, which 
has carried off many, and terrified all, 
our schouls and cungrejrations have been 
almoit Itroken up, and this, with illness 
among'st tho school mastersi and catvchists, 
put a stop, for some time, to very active 
exertion. Having no regular medical aid 
at this station, 1 was obli«^d to devote 
my attention and time to the administer- 
ing of medicines, furnished by the bene- 
volence of f^jveniraeut on the occasion. 
—Notwithstanding these discouraging 
events, we have had much to urge us 
still to press forward. Many are con- 
vinced of the foUv of idolatry, and feel its 
iuefflciency for tfitir pre<tont and future 
happiness, and are not backward to re- 
nounce all de>ire ' any more to worship 
idols.' From these we select the most 

1>romisiug, and baptize them. I have 
ately baptized many (upwards of 500 
perbons.) There are still more candidates, 
saying, < Your |>eople shall be our people, 
and vour God our God.' 

* The sublimity and purity of the Chris- 
tian religion are the great stumi)ling- 
blocks in the way of the enervated, im- 
pure, and imbecile mind of an Asiatic. 
The heathens are divided among them- 
selves as to the pn>per mod« of worship- 
ping the Deity, and they eagerly listen to 
• a new way ; but they are confounded 
when they find ours to l)e so * straiglit and 
narrow' as not to allow even a corrupt 
thought to be entertained with pleasure. 
We have persons of various castes wil- 
ling to asiumc a pnifcssiou of Chris- 
tianity. %a that caste is not such a serious 
oWtuele as is freTfcnHy imagined. The 

renunciation of caste haa been, I think, 
injudiciously and unreasonably demanded 
by every one wishing to beeome a Chris- 
tian ; and this has prevented many from 
exaniiuing the SiTiptores and the evi- 
dences advancetl in favour cf our reli- 
gion. O pray that the Spirit may be 
poured forth from on high, that these ' dry 
Doues may live ?' 

* We were residing lately near a Pagoda, 
famous for its auuual festival, llie ma- 
nager of the feast observed, that the pro- 
cession of the goddess could not, he 
feared, take place, as it was likely to rmin. 
*Then,' we said, * it appears that your (od 
has no power to prevent the r^in from in- 
terrupting its own feast!' Hie Bral^ 
mins replied, * f/we hai tuck a god wkai 
could we want beside T * Such a God we 
declare to you,' was our rejoinder. 

' We have determined on forming a cen- 
tral school at Nagracoil for the education 
of the most intelligent \w\% and girls, to 
be selected from the other miaMooafy 
schools. The latter will be the charge vd 
Mrs. Mead, who, from her miisionarr 
habits, knowledge of the language, ana 
desire to do good, has already beeotoe a 
great blessing to the mission. • 

* A commodious place of worship hai 
just been finished at Titavelly, at the en- 
trance of Travancore, and about 40 fiami- 
lie.Y baptized.^ The schoolmaster, lately a 
heathen, is training; here to commence 
a school. Thi^ place is the key to sn im- 
portant populous country. A place ef 
worship has also been erected at Agate- 
sunm, near Cape Comorin, and sevenl 
faniilic.4 bapii/ed. We have now doubled 
our uuniher of schools and plaeea of wor- 

Mr. Mend expresses a wish to improve 
the agriculture of the country by the in- 
troduction of European ploughs, &c. 


Exhart of a Letter /ram Rev, IF, iKrfM, 
dated Mits'wn House ^ BeUarjf^ Sept^ 21, 


' Up.v. and Sir, 

' Such a supply has just arrived atthia 
mission as, perhaps, never before, since 
the foundation ot the world, came to 
Bellary. Here are 2000 of our Re- 
deemer's Sermon on the Mount, printed 
in Canarese; near 200 Testaments in 
Teloo|^oi» : almost the same quantity of 
English Billies, together with 33 dozen 
of tracts in Tamul and Teloogoo, besides 
82 dozen received a short time since. 
What a pleasing sight ! It quite cheers 
my drooping spirits, and revives my too 
often desponding heart. Who can calcu- 
late the inmenve harvest that shall appear 

^ FOU MAKCH, 112(1. ifil 

i& ifat Ubi Jay •• the praducc of thii teed? the youthful nfkud wUi 4p Woff 4mi tt>« 

li ii of a pneciouft ftud iramortml muure, machine of Archimedeft, it y^m tum thie 

end will be scattered far and wide. O that world upside down. 
h may fdi iato g^uod frouod, bring forth ' In ad«Ution to our fonner Ihirtfifln 

ia suiae tb'uty» in some sixty, in some an native tchooli we have IfUely establiah^d 

huodred fold. another at Mokai, a ym populous tovni» 

*The afCursof thi« mission at present distant about twelve miles from BaUacr. 
wear, i^km the whole, a pleasioi;, pro- This is in a very prosperous state, nearnr 
■iaiiig, and encoura^ng aspect. AUour seventy children attend daily : th^ school- 
Be, lur your information, to take a. brief master is a superior and diligent mail* 
aad hasty vie<r of the different depart- Many of the boys will soon have com- 
■cBis. mitt^ to memory both our Catechismt, 
TRANSLATIONS. and the whole of the. Sermon on the 

'The great Head of the Church hat Mount, 
been plensed to honour us, his im worthy ' We have in the past y«ar fonacd an 
Mrvants, by tpariug our lives and per- adult school also. Tms has hithttto 
■itiing ut- to complete in the beginning of been conducted on rather a limited scale ; 
the present year a venion of the whole but sufficient encouragemeut has been 
sscrtd volume in the Cauara language, afforded to stimulate us to peneyere, 
Siace that time a large* portion of almost and not <be weary in well-doing.' Four 
cveiy day has been employed in the or five who a few months ago did not 
woik of revision. Jn this important ex- know the alphabet, will y^ry soon be 
crciie we proceed cautiously and slowly, ftble to read with tolerable accuracy the 
dihgendy comparing verse for verse with New Testament in TamuL It is our la- 
the ufigmal, cunsultinr the beat commen- tention that they should, if possiblf. 
tston, in order that the translation may learn to write also. These people idi 
p bkb into the world as fai^ul and attend our Tamul congregation on a 
correct as possible. The respunsibility Thursday evening ; one man m particular 
ikiQM attached to our character in this has discovered a very pleasing spirit*- 
srdaous and exalted mission tiften makes confesses the folly of jviolatrv, and wishes 
u tremble as we pace along from day to to understand the nature of Christianity. 
itf. But as this is in such an especial Adult schools, where practicable, are 
MBoer God's own work, we feel peculiar surely highly worthy the attention of 
cnfidenoe in looking to him tor that missionaries, and may, if conducted with 
Mcaith, guidance, and ability which we prudence apd perseverance, be the means 
nqaire. of delivering many a poor Pagan from 

'Brother Hands has been at Madras that extreme ignorance in which other- 

tk whole of this year ; Brother Taylor, wise he must perish for lacH of know- 

tbicBt about three months at Madras, ledge, with that cutting language on his 

So that for a considerable time I have been lips, *l looked on my right hand and 

quite alone. The care of all the schools, beheld, but there was no man that would 

presching to the Eugli^h, and various know me ; refuge failed me ; no man 

other avocations, pressed so heavily upon cared for my soul I ' 
Be, that often I was obliged to miss a day ' One of the catechists has lust been 

in iraosiating ; this has made the work round to all the schools, and his report 

procce'l considerably slower than it would of their present state is very favouraole. 

otherwise have done. We are now re- In several towns immense congf^gatioas 

*iwig the 10th chapter of Exodus. assembled together, to hear him preach 

. 'Brother Hands has finished the print- the Gospel; all the books he took with 

as of Matthew, and is now going on with him were received with the greatest 
>rk, and will I hope in another six avidity. The schools, except one or two, 
iBOBths at Cuthest, oe restored to us seem all to he in a thriving state ; hun- 
ifiaa.' dreds of the children have now a large 
SCHOOLS. knowledge of the Christian doctrine, and 
*T^ is perhaps the most important the way of salvation, so that they may 
sphere of a missionary's labour. Here grow up to call the Redeemer blessed. 
«e seen to be sowing the a«9m, it may ' The schools established in Bellaiy 
be for oar children, or our children's and its immediate vicinity, are pretty 
cliildrea to see the sturdy towering oak, much under our eye, and wc are abw 
These institutions there can be no doubt to see well to their different movements : 
■K silently undermining the strongest all the children in these schools, that 
boldf of Satan, and will prepare us ulti- aro capable of committing catechisms, 
■iCely to storm in a most effectual man- &c. to memoiy, c ome to the Mission- 
Mr, his vett*baUt and beat fortified cita- Houm every Monday, to repeat what 
dsL Uwhiltcralad truth inHiUed into th^ have learal during the woek. This 



u fiir pramuliu; 

we find an kdmu«hU p 

ledge. 01 thai the Father of Merciei 
may ttulle upon these iuilitutioaii and 
Ijivc them his rich lile^sing. 

' ln»dditioij lolhe above, we h«Teve»7 
Ttcend; cummeored a Sunduf School for 
children, which promisu very 1 

B Sunday School Libnry, iuiMl>k re- 
wud buoki, &c, &c Fifteen young pei^ 
■eni have volunteered their tcrvicet u 
tenchen, aud nearly 80 children hnve 
Mlauided regulsriy Ittice on the Sabbath 

' Tliii* you ICO, my dear fir, bow 

neoily lucful iheic mcti may pn>**tu 

misiion. Olhcu miilc vltli ui in pnjria 
for Ihein ihflt lliey may bedimied sf n 
■iiiitter view* and raolives — thu tor (Ml 
warmth uf lemueraud bailiDeB of (pit' 
iu peculiar tu the Hindoo charMWr, n 
be subglilutod Lbe humility of the Gi 
pel, and that mcelt and quiet sinrit *K 
It of i^Teal price in tbe ucht of God; ai 
thu tbey may, day hy day, fad mom) 

■e shed 

' Ryailaas and Anundetayer continue to 
afford IK lalisfacUon and pleasure by tbe 
outward con'iiiteiicy of their moral de- 
portment. O. that in tbe la'l day ihpy 



l-rcat work they are capable of renderiue 
tbe eteaicBt asiistuice. Tbty have, boib 
eood abilitie« fur public «peakinK, and 
great duetiey; tb^ knowledge of diviiu 
thiup i) very eilcotive, and il ii our daily 
ctudy and prayer thai tbey may live 
mure and more under iU practical iti- 
ftueuce. We cannot help taking a pecu- 
liar intereit in Iheie two men, because h> 
much depends on their penonal piety, 
iteadFa£lQesB,b umility,aodnTdeillconcern 
Ei>r llie odvaucemenl of Christ's kioedura 
in the world. Therefore may the Spirit 
in all hii gracious and copious jufluencci 
be pnureil out upon them. Tbe very God 
of peace sancltry tbrm wholly. 1 pray 
God that their body, soul, and spirit, may 
be preierved, blamelesc, mito the coniug; 
uf (he Lord Jmus Chritt. 

' We keep them pretty well emplm'ed. 
No day scarcely ever panes hy wilfannt 
tbcirbaving (Viiie iDten»urBe wjth'the hea- 
then, in order, if possible, to make known 
unio tbem tiie way of talvatinn. "Tbey 
talk wiib all strangers that come to our 
bouse, and endeavour to shew unto tbem 
the neceasitv of a divine atonement. Pan 
of the day ^y occupy in copying Irarts or 
tran&IatioK. 'Itey always attend all onr 
public services with the natives, and are 
m gBnrml the chief speakers. Besides 
tb^s, Ryadassgoes several times t'lrough- 
out tbe week iuto the nublic bazaars and 
Other places of nueral resuri, w'^ere 
be reaiii the Scriptures, and p:e>ches 
unto the heathen that they should turn 
from l)iug vaniUes to serve the living 
and true Cud : and Anundernyer often goes 
and visits the people in their own hoiuei, 
•here he has long conversations with 
^ .^ ^« of ibcir souls. 

that ifuite died for all, then were all im 
—and AiBt be died [or all, that tbey Whll'^ 
lire should not henceforth live uuo thM 
selves, but unto him which diedfiif tha 

" (Te be foMinueif/ 


Bv a letter from Messrs. BeiebtM mI 
lace, dated Aug. 10, 1819, we tmr» -" 
ceived the aSliitine iutelUpuiea of _, 
death of the Hon, Col. BanucraU»,(I»' 
vemur of the island. Teu dm bcfciM 
this event he had attended tbe tiiBaral rf 
J. L. Phipps, £>q, who itied ancr %faf 
short illness. Upon his relttni frnvlht 
funeral, be complained of a piinlatte 
chest; his aevare illness cooHiMad ai* 
increased, and. balUlug till medical tl 
forts, j>ut a period tu bis vaJiiabl* &hia 
short lime. He»es Bttcnded to llw|ni« 
by auimmense multitude of |ieiisiicM- 
lowere, regretted by all, aQd fay aaat 
more than the missiooartc), aliaa tt 
kindly patronised. 

Mes-- "-^-■^- 

itb the schools ( Malay and I 
Hiid in the i<iudy of the lan^aget: A« 
also leach a few children in the Esg^fc 

Mn. Slater has written a letter ta da 
Directors from Bstavia, dated Oct. ~L 
IB19. He tBy» thai his ret-eption bfta 
Chinese, has been more (avoitnibtt Aw 
he could have upi^cled, and ibM tk^ 
listen to him with attention, bat hi IHI 
it is mure from curiosity to beai 
speak in their own lun-ue, 
auy love to the liaib 

tributing (he t.",lqesi 

parts of tbe Old, v.'.-.b; Tracts, 
from house lo Iiuuse; and laleoi. 
eslablitb tcijiKi!s o<i tW Britiab (dan 
eitetuively ai possible. 

Bitratt fnm the Jtunal «/ Mr. ^li 
BafiHtl Miuiauary al n(»»fm 
■ AuuusT37ih. AiltlrnseJ^eMria 

FOR MARCH, 1840. 

ptople wk Prnblad-f(hat, hare witnttscd rach a gJaHdmhif 

IB was to be burned alive as these poor Hottentott exhibited at the 

with the coqpia of her huiband. At the table of the Lord. Could they have con* 

doee of ^ diicoursey a Brahmin fiai<l, trasted them in their former sltoatkMiy In 

* Yoor n 'f ijHui ei are quite contrary to their sheepskin kartset, covered with 

dMfcmc 1 hope you will not speak filth, and in the lowest state of moral da- 

' Tha corpse and the woman were gradation, with their present neat, clean, 

to Bmmha-ifhat, where they in- decent, and devout appearance, when en* 

I lo bum her with the corpse. After f^ai^ in commemorating the death of 

lh^ had p er fo rmed their superstiiious Christ, they would have ihov^t them* 

capHMDies* they placed the woman on selves amply repaid for all their ezenlottty 

Ibe pile with the corpse, and net fire to and would have felt a stimulus In the 

the wood. As soon as the flames touched cause sf missions unknown before. 

Wr, she Jumped off the pile, and fell into < Much good has been done at Bethdt- 

the water. Immediately the Brahmins dorp. The church consists of aboat 300 

Miied her, id order to put her again into members ; and there is, perhaps, as much 

the Aamea: she exclaimed-—^ Do nut piety among them as<may be found among 

■urdcr me ) I *doB't wish to be burned.' an equal number belonging to a churan 

The eoBpany's oflkers being present, she in England, where attention Is paid to the 

wu bfoaght home safely.* personal religion of the memocm. Be* 

^m sides the good which has been done then 

Egtrmti qf a JMe/ram Mr, Stoifytfratt, in the conversion of sinners, a standard of 

JKsriMarv in iSmrio, itUHif r§ceiv9d morals has been established amour the 

Iv Dn. FmUrwtm tmd HemderMcn, ai people as a body, and their minds ana con- 

Al Pititnkmrfk. dition have been considoahly Improved.' 

' I BATB received a letter from his Ex- The brethren, however, describe the 

ffWwici, (vis. the Governor-general of situation itself as incorrigibly bad^ and 

SNria) written in Engh^h, in which he are of opinion that the institution should 

sm— ^ The object of your endeavours is be removed to a spot more favourable to 

eta Batnva eo interesting and so grand to improvement 

the religions mind in general, and in par- 

. ... y ^. *^ '°^' ^^^ ^^ ^Py*^" SOUTH AFRICA, 

tmity or assistmg you is an acquisition ^ .^„,.„ ,.. « 

ts mk In the course of life wherein you C AFFIIE WAR. 

you will have to conflict The public papers inform us that the 

with «t«7 tort of pains and privations, tranquillity of the colouy is completely 

md I am rally aware of the laboriousness restored by the defeat and dispersion ojf 

ef yoor charge ; but you are to draw your the Caffre hordes. The Cape Town Ga^ 

comfort from Him who hath said, ' Lo ! zette of Oct 30, gave an account of a 

I im with you always, until the consum- conference between his Excellency the 

■al&oa of the world.' He is the strength Governor and his Officers with the lead- 

of the fcelda, and the might of those who ing chiefs, for the settlement of bounda- 

bava consecrated themsSves to the pro- n^* ^^^^ arrangements to prevent liitura 

rigaHftn of his name.' hostilities. The boundary agreed upon 

^^ is no longer the Fish River, but the Cnu- 

ExirmeU W a Leiter from Rev. Meurs. mies waters, beyond which tha Oai&tt 

. Cwa^htS amd PHVp, d^ed Cape Town, are not to pass, and two strong miUtary 

lUm. 27, 1819. P«»ts are to be established to preserva 

« On iha following Sabbath, whilst at ^\^'^^ of scpamtion. 

Bctbtlsdorp, we showed our obedience w®*^J?'* ^h,'"'''"^,'^® understand that 

to tha dyfaif command of Christ, and our Mr. Campbell was dissuaded from pro- 

Mfidaaca m each other at the uble df needing, as he wuhed. Northward to Lat* 

the Lord. We have not heard that any 5**^*^"' «? account of the danger of the 

cf tha mcmbars were absent, and we en- JJ"™®^ ^~™ ^« Caffres ; but whether 

Joyad a dehghtful season. We recol- the above agreement with that peo|4e 

lertad Iha pleasure we had enjoyed in fendered his journey safe, or whether he 

tines thtt in past, and looked forward Jj*^* previously embarked for Europe, we 

with Joy to the period when there shall be *^^ <^ "«* y^t been informed. 
one Shaphard and one sheep-fold. How ^ 

vonld the thousuids which assemble JAMAICA, 

from tha various parts of the kingdom, to The health of Mr. Coulfart, Baptist* 

J ^^ anniversarv of our Society ; missionary, having been considerably im- 

how would the many thousands of Chris- proved by some months residence in 
tiaae m Great Britam, who are interested England, he retuniad to yirgftw. W 
•C mlHiaM, hare hU, ta Nevembarlast 




Mr. GodileB, of Spanish Town, writing 
to m friend iu EDKland (May 31, lrfl9,) 
Mi^s — * There hais Iweii n »aci nionality in 
Kiuffston lately, chiefly amunj; the tniopi 
and the seamrn. Mr. AdanK, the Me- 
thodist minKtcr at Spanish Tonu, dird 
on the Itfih instant. He wa« a healthy 
looking yuunc inau, and ohtaiucd a li- 
leiice to prcacli the day aftor wo landi'dp 
Mr. Ilumherstuue,* minister in the 
church at Kiuf stou, ha.s fallra into the 
chilly einbnu'es uf the kin:; t«f ivrrors. 
How' thankful ouji^ht we to he that health 
and cheerfulness are «tiil atfordcd. ' 

A later communication froKi Mr. Kitch- 
iu|(. Contains the mournful iutcUif^nre 
i»f the death of that excellent female mis- 
sionary, Mrs. (sodden, at Spanish Tuw ii. 

P.S. It i!i muht alVectinj; to Irani that 
Mr. Kitchiufp himself has since been re- 
moved by death. 



TiiR American Missionary Society has 
lately sent forth a number of mission* 
arie4 on a f^rand scale tn the Sandwich 
Islands. On the '2\Hh of Si-ptonibcr, 
iBli^, they were do'^i^natoil to tlii-ir in- 
teiMled work at Goshen^ iu Cunnccticut 
Two of the numlMir were orduincd as 
ministers, viz. Messrs. Hiram Biii^^Ir.ui 
and Asa Thurston; the sormi>n was 
preached by the Rev. Hemau Humphry, 
of Fitfield,* fnmi «1oshua xiii. 1. * And 
there remaincth vet very much land to 
be possessed.' The rharj^c was given l»y 
the Rev. D. L. Perry, of Shuron. 

The li*t of the persons employed ni 
this mission is a<; follows : — 

Rev. Hiram Rmj^ham, A.M. Midd. (!oll. 

Rev. A<a Thur'ton, A.M. Yale Cull, of 

Mr. Dan. (Jhamberlain, Agriculturist. 
Mr. Thos. Holinan, I'liysician. 
Mr. Sam. Whitnev, Mechanic and School- 

Mr. Sam. Ru;^les, Catechist and School- 
Mr. Klisha Loomis, Printer and School- 

amative 7Vacfin:9. 
John Honooree, Natne i»f ()»»!iy1iiP. 
Thoinat^ HnptMi, Nntive i>r()-.*li\hee. 
Willani Teiiiuioe. Native of AitiH)i. 

Mrs. Bin»hiim, Mrs. Thiirst >n, Mrs. ,Ie- 

• We evpcc't to be cnaMid lo pre-ent 
to our re&dtrs a jiienioir antl pi hi rail of 
t/j/s useful and eiani^clicul (-icri;yman. 

nisha Chamberlain, tnMhef' of thr^ 
sons aud two daufchters, eldest 13, who 
Ko with her, Mrs. Holiran, Mrs. Whit- 
ney, Mrs. Ruf^^rs, aud .Mrs. Ldumis. 
Geor»p Tamooree, son of Tamnrce, 
kinic ^f Attooi andOneeheow, two of thr 
S<mdwich IslantU, who has been educated 
with the other Native youth«, at the Fo- 
rei^ Mission Schind, returns with the 
miiision to his father, in the briff Iliad- 
deu», of Boston, Capt. Blauchard. 



Suhstanre of the Rrgort from the JDireC' 

tors of the AfitsuKiary Society at Rttt- 

ftrdam^for 1«1!». 

The Rev. K. Kist, of Ponlrecht, opened 
the business of ihe day with a slnirt but 
impre«««ive di<>conrse upon Ps. Iswiii. 7. 
in which he compared the unhappy state 
of our forefathers, who were neatheu, 
with the salutary chan{^ which had 
since taken place, in consequence of 
which we are now acquainted with the 
Gos|H»l of Chnst, and tlie duty of shewinj; 
our th. ink fulness for it, in spreading 
Chri'^tianity anion V the heathen. 

The Renrirt was then rcait to a very 
niinuTous moetinj of subscribers, aud 
bejan by statinic, that, as our fields 
and :;ardens do not produce every year 
the s.inie crop, but sometimes more and 
sometimes le^^, so it was with the annual 
accounts which the directors present to 
the members of the society. On the pre- 
sent occasion they had to Communicate 
«;reat and piod thin::<. 

The'.r lalH)«irs h:iil been continued un- 
interruptedly ; their monthly meeunj^s 
diirinic the la^t \ ear well atirnded ; th«;ir 
re«*iH*ciivf Connniitees faithfully fulfilled 
their duties, and their secretaries have 
been a-, ioik-fatt'^able as ever. Of tlie 
aecour.ts received from time to time the 
ino-t interestinij particulars had been 
communicated in the nionthly publica- 

In the tenth number of last year, the 
meml)ers h:id been informed of* the pn)- 
ceediiiy- of our Scots bretbrm at Karas.*, 
•Astracan, Orenbur:?, and in the Crimea, 
and of irtlu^rs :ii lrkiit-.k in ^^^iberia, Ace. 
Ill l'»e ele^«nil) niiinber, thfi prv^cnt 
v'lintion of !h^' \\\'.i eo i^t of Africa, ami 
in I lie twi'litli, the jmriKil of Brt>ther 
K.iiii (II \\w Ki<»r ioiiif**, h3d l)i*en com- 
niiui.cate I. 

The K' jmrt ihrnpn.C'ed? to recapitu- 
late what ii td lie.Mj published in the pnr- 
cediiiir eii^hi Mii(nl)er'« of iliis ytnir, and 
coiitiniif<. ui:li \\\\ arrount of the Mts- 
sioii ir\ liiH^iiutioii at Hi-iK*. Our S*iss 
bretlircii, ilmiii^h not haxin:; anv coK>- 
lne^, arc, Uowcser, dvslrous to make 


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tbeoMaivtf usefal for the eitention of tfie 
GoipcL In coutequence of which tbev 
KA\-e cfUbUshetl au lustitutiun, iu \%hich 
thcf prepare those of their countrymen, 
}^bo are desirous of preachiuB; the Gos- 
pel to furei^a iiatioiis; and ^heu they 
have auy properly prepared, they transmit 
them to other Mi<i>iouary Societies fur 
the purpuM! of employ iog these pious 
nea. ' We have had («aya the Report) 
a vidit of Mr. Bliimhardt, one ol the Swi«s 
directors aud, iu couseqoeuce of arraiii^e- 
nirnts made with him, Ave piipiU. /mm 
his instil ution have becu sent to us, who 
now are at our iustituliou at Uarkel, lo 
finish their preparatory labours. Ac- 
counts lately received from Uasle inform 
u», that there are now seventeen youufc 
men in its MJMionary Semiuarv, who 
are zealous and diligent in learning 
several lan^ua^pcs, tofcether with other 
necessary sciences, and who give con- 
linuaUj the best proofs of their sinccritv/ 
The lle]Mirt goes on to say, that the 
Directors do not think it necessary to 
state how greatly the expenses are in • 
creased bv the addition of the five Swiss 
pupils hi toeir in<ititutiony and how much 
they are mider the necessity to call upon 
the members for their lilx'ral support; 
but They rather crivc an account how the 
candidates are received, and when, after 
three mouths trial, they are accepted, 
bow thev are instructed and pro]>ared for 
their diAicult and glorious undertaking. 
The Report then states in what sciences 
they are instructed, aud that Mr.. Kam 
teaches them also the practical and pas- 
toral duties of a minister of Christ, by 
taking them in tuius with him to visit 
the sick, to instruct children, to examine 
those that are received as members of 
his congregation, and to perform all the 
other duties belon;;ing to his situation. 
The present number of Missionary can- 
didates is fourteen, includiug the five 
from Swisscrland. The Directors are 
happy to say, tliat all these young men 
proceed in their studies diligently aud 
lealoutly. Some of them have already, 
through the assistance of Mr. Kam, 
made so much progress iu the Arabic 
linfpuage, that the correction of the 
proob of the new Malay edition of the 
o\\At ID Arabic characters is entrusted to 
their c^re. 

■ The Report further says, that the 
Directors have been enabled to proceed 
in their labours, and even to extend ihem, 
by several legacies aud donations during 
tfie past year, and by an increase of 
many rc<«pectable subscribers, from 
whom assistance, in different ways, our 
society may confidfutly look for. 
In RutterdaniaQd AmBttrdam, ^socla" 

tions have been formed for the porpote 
of receiving penny subscriptions, and 
good success has already been expe- 
rienced ; and there is bardlv any doubt 
but in other places also similar associa- 
tions will be formed. And Uiese encou- 
ragements are so many motives for 
thankfulness, and for proceeding with 
redoubled 2cal in their labours. 

Ihc Report then proceeds to relate 
some facts as the fruits of the labours of 
Missionary Societies; and mentions the 
proceedings of Brother AiiderB<m . at 
Gric]ua town, of Humdton, &c. at Li^tta- * 
koo, and of others in diflfereut stations in 
South Africa, together with an extract 
of a letter from Mr. Kam, dated 9th Feb. 

The Directors further report the arri- 
val of six natives of Africa on the coatt 
of Guinea, who, after having had proper 
instruction in Holland, were sent at the 
expense of the Dutch Government, and 
will be employed' iu its settlement to in- 
struct their countrymen in reading, writ- 
ing, and the first principles of religion. 

The Directors go on to meucion, that 
they have great hopes that £rasmus 
Simon, a Jew, who em)>raced Christi- 
anity and was publicly baptized at Rot- 
terdam, may soon proceed in carrying his 
intention into execution, and preaching, 
like St. Paul, to Jews and heathens, that 
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and 
the Saviour of the world. 

The Report then concludes in stating, 
what the Directors have been enabled to 
do among the lower classes of the people 
in Holland, and that 1 1,000 Tracts have 
been distributed among the poor. 

Capt. Barr£ Latter, commanding ofA- 
cer at Titalya in the East Indies, being 
very much beloved and respected amongst 
the* iiihabiiRiils of that place and its 
environs, and wishing to make ase of his 
influence for the purpose of spreading the 
Gospel amongst them, gave the most 
positive assurances, that, if a Missionary 
were to be sent to his place, he would 
render him all possible assistance, lie 
supposed that a Missionary making 
himself acquainted with the language of 
that people, who even are in the posses- 
sion of printing-presses, could, in the 
course of time, be of great service to 
them. In consequence of this represen- 
tati.n, Mr. :Srhroeter* was appointed to 
that place. On the lOih Sept. 1816, be 
arrived there in company with the Rev, 
Mr. Robertson: they were joyfully re- 
ceived by Capt. Latter. Mr. Schroeter 

* Of the Chav\:ti M\isA^uat'^ 'Sjiv«X^> 



fanmcdiftttly his studie* of 
tht Bmimmt Thiket, and Lepeha Ud- 
nag«i, aad rontinueil mi MraiiraAtlv ia 
bi W'lA, that OD thr 24th of Feb. 1H17, 
he went to the different tribex in the 
mouDieios, and l>ein|; able to raake him- 
■elf m little undentfioil, the people were 
gUd to receive him, and i^ive him all 
possible auistance to make hi m!»elf better 
acquainted with their lanjruaf^. Capt. 
Latter Intends, thniuipb the a««ifitanrc of 
Mr. Schroeler, to e«tablish schools all 
erer the conntry in the course of time. 
In his letter of the 26th of June, 1H17, 
Cape. Latter writes to the sei*reiary of the 
Correipondinic Committee of ih'e Bible 
Society, that Mr. Schrocter had made in- 
conceivable prof^resH in the lan<;ua^ of 
TWbet, and if the Society wished to have 
• traaslatkon of the Bible In that lan- 
guage, he ^d not know any person nion* 
eompetent for that undertaking. He hoiied 
that Mr. Schroeter should lie allowed to 
renaln some time louger in th:it coun- 
try ; and he thought a translation of the 
Holy Scriptures in the Tliibet lansruaf^c^t 
to be a very desirable thin p. He con- 
cludes his letter thus : -* At all lime.« I 
■hall be happy to eive all my nsAi<»tanrc 
to a Missionary in Tliibet. Able |icrM)n!i 
ought to be sent there. Another Vander- 
kemp ought to be at their hea'l. Ix^t us 
|»ray Goci, that it may pleuse him to ^ive 
us proper means for the prosecution uf 
this great work.* 



The following Letter is now in circula- 

tloo respecting this ('olK>«;t>. 
MitMmary FmuU anid Lives saved ^ find, 

under the Divine bleMsiMfTy the .spratj 

•f Okrittiamty in India hastened Uy 

etm Ernies. 
The population of Hindostan, it is 
supposed, amounts to not le<i<« than 
150,000,000 of souls. Of thene in'>rc than 
60,000,000 are British subjects. Except 
a few heathen, recently converted to 
Christianity, all these arc * lyin;; in 
wickedness/ and destitute uf Christian 

The care of these .<ixty millions Divine 
Providence has in a peculiar manner 
been committed to British Christian;^ ; but 
what have they hitherto dune fur them ? 
There does not exist at present in India 
one Christian teacher for each miUiun of 
souls, notwithstanding the cununand of 
tha Saviour — ' Go yc into all the world, 
and preach the Gospel to every crea- 
ture ;*— ' Go, teach all nations.' 

It is further evident, that British 
Christians never can, by their own indi- 
iUkmi exMlfcmSi t«9ich all these tribes, 

speaking more than ^ftf dift r t a t 
guaitcs or dialects ; for this would r^ 
quire, if half the sixty miUiims could ha 
bn>ught under instruction, not leas thau 
lirtff tkoHMind Missionaries^ jn^in^ Ave 
huiidrc'l souls t6 each Missiodaiy. 
Where shall sixty thousand *'- * ~ 

be found ? — and if they could he fbond* 
from what funds could they be supiportad ? 

From hence it is manifest, that if the 
heathen in India ever he called, th^ 
must lie taught by convened m^iveis 
and tiiat upon the coverted natives theB» 
svKes the great weight of this immtnaa 
cultivation must rest. 

i-\>rcihly impressed with this ImC, Dr. 

Carey and his colleagues at scnmuore 
have regularly sent out into the flew, aa 
many of the native c o nver t s as had the 
smallest gifts to be useAil ; apd aesiW 
flfiy natives of India are now cmployco 
under them. They acknowladgu, with 
concern, that these native itiaBBMa 
need l)etter instruction in the ChriEiilam 
doetriues, in order to become reallj 
eflicient agents in this most impoitaaC 
work : some of them, when conte n ad 
from a state of gross error, Idolatry^ ttd 
entire ignorance even of the Arst prin- 
ciples of revealed religion, were searedty 
able to rcail. 

To meet their case, and the case of ill 
other: in future whom God majgncioils- 
ly call to this work, Dr. Carey ami hia 
brethren have begun a Christian Semi- 
nary at Serampore, and placed it under 
their own inspection, for givinr scr^onl 
knowledge, and correct doctrmal views, 
to these native Missionaries; that thej 
may go out into the work, prepared like 
A pull us, by Aquila and Priscilla, and 

* taucrht the wiy of the Lord more per- 
fectly.' It i« not intended to ffive, ex- 
cept in rare instances, a learned ednm- 
tioii to these persons, but to give them 
that knowledge of the divine word, and 
of the foundation principles of the system 
of redemption, as is absolutely neceesanr 
to a Christian teacher, and without wUcn 
the ho|>e of real good from him Is small 

Mr. Ward has begun to solicit the aid 
of British (-hristiaus; a few of them have 
come forward wiih great liberality:— 
the object appears to all to he of vast 
importance, vea, of primary necessity, 
if we would ot>cy the command of Christ, 
' Go, teach all nations ;* or if we feel a 
Chnstian compassion fur all these millions 

* pcrishinic for lar'k uf knowledge.' 

It is not intended, as at first proposed, 
that the sums raised in Euglana and 
Scotland should be applied to the erection 
of buildings, but be formed by the So- 
ciety into a fund, and placed by thttn in 

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fiMf« renuttin; the in« 
« erery year ; and that 
. be applied iu cWiDg 
ioo, Bot a learoeu edu- 
' DatiTe MiuioQaries as 
audi, or the Interest of 
. Mud one native Mii- 
kanrest every year ; uid 
i maintain one native 
ctuity; and to what 
i a donation or a legacy 
applied ? In what way 
•propriate such a sum. 
Its application such a 
? Did a native Mis- 
le same knowledge and 
I an European one, be 
A of the latter : in the 
boguage, in access to 
ipacity of enduring the 
e during itineracies, in 
education and support, 
lilitT of the continuance 
re IS no comparison.— 
le English Missionary, 
absolutely necessary as 
ithottt the instructions 
enee of the English 
res, in their present in- 
be able to accomplish 
^e wish, therefore, of 
this application should 
affett the annual pel* 
is, and subscriptions to 
ts of the Mission, to the 
he schools. These can- 
d without impeding the 
»ct of this address is to 
of the Mission to make, 
(traordinary effort; an 
I place in trust a sum, 
icn Will afford an aunual 
* help till we see bun- 

I gathering in the glon- 
a late visit to Frome, 

le happiness of seeing a 
Is come forward to raise 
iC might seud forth one 
y; another friend there 
wd to the treasurer the 
the same purpose, that 
» the work a native Mis- 
fg thus returning to the 

II ackuowiedgment for 
and for temporal prospe- 
are also entertained that 
lan in that neighbour- 
to excellent an example. 

nog a heavy expense in 
itfi', voyage, and annilal 
lerhaps the English Mis- 
ire he has acquired the 
bn bis widow and chil« 

Bv aTl these considerations, therefore ; 
by the value of all the exertions hitherto 
made; by the hnportance of al( the 
translations ; by tiie suflferings of all these 
victims of superstition, destroyed an- 
nually on the funeral piles, in the pravae 
for the i&vin|^, in the rivers, under the 
wheels of the car of Jugunnat*h, and on 
the roads to the sacred places all over 
India, and of all these children smothtot^ 
strangled, or thrown into the mouths of 
the alligators by their own mothers^ 
yea, bjjf the crieM •/ all these mUiiont 
periMhing without Christ, and without 
nope, are British Christians called upoft 
to assist in this,, it is conceived, mk« 
mensely importaiWt undertaking. 

■* ZANTE. 

M«. LowNDKS writes /Nov. 29» 181J») 
that the pope's bull had oeen read hi the 
Catholic churches, and that all persons of 
that persuasion who had Joined the Bible 
Soaety were threatened with excommu- 
nication if they did not recant. It ia 
hoped that this measure will stir up tba 
Greeks to be more earnest in the cause. 

Mr. Lowndes says he had not heard 
from ^r. Pinkcrton for several weeks, 
but understands that he had pn>ceeded to- 
Constantinople ; but apprehends that b6 
would nut be able, at present, to see the 
patriarch, on accoirot of the plague* 
which he was informed still prevsnled in 
that city. 

Died on Friday, llth February, at hla 
residence in Bath, aged 8H, the Rev. 
Thomas Haweis, M.D. and LL.B. well- 
known as the oldest evangelical clergy* 
man in England, and a zealous friend 
to Missionary exertions among the hea- 
then. The Doctor, though for some years 
very lame, enjoyed in general remark- 
ably good healrh, and, till within a few 
days of his decease, retained much vigour 
of mind, which enabled htm to give six 
or eight hours a-day to reading and 
stody ; and he lately expressed a desire 
and hope to be able to attend the ensuine 
Missionary Mretiiig in London. He had 
been in the Ministry more than 50 years, 
and held the Rectory of Aldwinckle 56 
years, but for several years past had 
resided constantly at Bath, and we be- 
lieve he has not spoken in public since 
the spring of last year, wlien lie delivered 
an address at the Monthly Missionary 
Prayer Meeting at Bath. 

He was taken ill on Fridav the 4th, 
after which he took no ref'eshment} 
on the 10th he became insenuble, and o^ 
friday aflemoon, the Uth Febnitry^ 
ibombalf-paatftrai b««9^i«i. . 

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16 Juwmrjf^ to 16 F^ruMrp^ 1820, <ficAai««.] 

, ^ Ynrnkmhf, mtmr Bmlm^ TrtMSurer. Rn. O. J«iMt «iul C. V<fN«iM, Sm 


Abcrflnv . 
Amlwtk ^ 

BetkMda . 

CMrjctiUof . . 

Dwyrmn -•••%... 






Collected ky Rev. Mr. Brotlwratone 



Canted ferwwd 

5 .1 




4 1 


• 13 


4 a 


« u 


4 « 


6 10 

A 1 



6 1 

10 10 


7 6 




3 V 1<4 

S 16 


t 9 


9 M 


6 3 


110 16 


Broaffht fonrftrd . 116 16 I 

IjMinrratiolu • X * 

LlaafAir 4 9 » 

Uanfwymf 3 16 7J 

UanjEoed ? , J ,f* 

Uanfujswl 6 16 11 

IJMKvttal 8 » 

UmiaIIko * 1? 5 

UangwjUoK : 4 1 J 

ijedrMd ; i; • 

Nrwbro 5 5** 

Penl*! * \ 

Prny GuMdd J J 

IVny Omigwen » J 

RlHMColyn » • 

8h» J J 

TyBAwrCh»pel .... » 9 






^ * 

17 9 

Bryii«unui 4 96 

Bwlchd«rwya 9 10 6 

Bonliecliaii 1 3 

Brynrodya 4 4 10 

E«M«»» 6 6 4ft 

BryaMclTB S 3| 

Bcd4(«iQrt 4 13 % 

CaeraiirTon with Boat 13 7 

Ditto JaTeaile Friends, Weelily SnbtcripU. 3 u O 

Clynof 4 1 I 

Oi«wth li 

Cwmcor^ 1 1 

Cnrneddi J14 

IMnaa and Uwm Z Vi 

Edejni ft 13 

Erw 8umn I4 

FHin hrn §11 

Four CroMee 5 

tiun. [ ] [ \ 4 

<}at« House Clmpcl 13 

<irai|f 1 3 

?y'P»K 19 10 

LlithfMB 1 II 0| 

IJan Enfui 5 13 6 

Llaabeni 3 12 ift 








Carried forward 90 17 10 

Brniixlit fbrward . 89 

Uanbedrog ^ 

L^aniolen 1 

Llnnfair 2 

Llaiillyfoi J 

Llanwrng 1 

Nant 3 

^>fyn : • J 

Priiy Caeran J 

Pmtir I • • • J 

Prntroacliaf * 

Peny Graig * 

Pwllheli IJ 

Rhyd-cUfdy ' 

Rh)d-b«:k > 

Khydliot 1 

Tirf>n • . 

Tirmadac 9 4 9 

I>o. Sunday School 3 4 10 

■ 3 

Ty Mawr 4 

Tvdwrilinf 3 

TfwTnVWylfa O 

Lwch M^nydd 3 

Waenfaw'i « 

Ttgoldy * 

17 10 
10 9 
13 U 
19 3 



17 10 
8 9 

7 101 
11 0* 
17 U 

8 li 
4 « 

16 6 
13 7i 

9 7 

IM 8 








Aberxela .., 6 IS 6 

Bettws 1 1 

Bont 2 17 6 

Brym 1 t «»ft 

Ccfn 13 6 

rrfncoeh 1 13 loj 

CiawddMowydd 1 1 7 

Conway 1 13 1 

IVnbiuh aubacriptiona and Collffctiona 9 10 

Do. Donation by Rev. T. Joaea 10 U 




Groea S 

GwytbeHa 1 

Henllan 3 

Llanrb^adr 5 


Llaonrat Collection 5 l>t 10 1 

DitW Sonday School , 4 3 i 

■ 10 3 10 1 






BroaKbt forward . . 









Row .....' 





Profit on Miaaionary 

Tractn, by Bey. Thoa. 



















10 10 

18 6 

I 3 





PufM fbnnn^ •« W 

l^arrif 4 fonrard •«» C 9»ft 



p»piiM seo 

Luirashirr i^-Prrtlon AozHIarf Minlon- 
•ry Siirirty, by Mr. John lUmer, 

Halt u Yrar'» Conlrniation 39 13 8 
OiirittJiiu Bniiirh Sucict) . rt 14 6 

Cliltun Dm r* 6 6 

M 14 8 

Bristol Ju^fiiilr MiiiiuOAry Society, by 

Mr. Jii*. Talbot 30 

AmmuI of PnaititM it *■ Pfaill«*« 

Ch«lMA, and BnNBplOB Uaited Mb-' 
siOBvy Pmy«r MMtinn. bMhidiitf 
TieTor. and nradiM Cbapeli, by Bar. 

E. A. I>«nii,Tr«Mvr«r. 11 II 

O. H.—First FntiU 6 t 

WtlU :~8wiiMloii, CollectioB at the 
CkaptI, by Rct. G«o. MumcII .... S II 


Tlie Thnnk.* of ttir Dirrctnrt nre prenenlrd to tbe followimr ' 
Mr. T. I'f straitord, fo.- U Fcilmc A\e». fnr the qm of the Otaheitean MiMk».— A FiteadUfcr a Box 
cnnl)kiiiip>: FiiihinK-tiirLli'. &t- —A Youn« Liidy. Tor •andry Book* and Top.— A Friead, bf Bov. 
Mr. YocVnr), l»liiii;iiin, fm Oufii on ludwrlling Mia — >R«f-. R. Hon, KimboltoB. for SI c oyi ai of 
Fcrsunal Krlikiion.— Mr^. MtTriniaii, LradrnhaW -street, for 5 Cotton Pocket Haadkarehioft, Silver 
Block Biickir, fair of SIrrtr Bailniiii, and -J Lailirs* Head Plat.— Mr. TooBcr. Baalogttokc, far S 
Copirft oi ihr Tnumiili ot Truth i Tra«rU of Seektmth and lundry BepoTt* and BeimoMd — Cl«ifc«B- 
wpII Auxilinn ftorrt). Tt n Ba»krt; Skin of aTlcerCati 3 Les aad Arm Binn; Dirk; NoeUaodi 
Hotleotot l*'p^, anil an Atriran Nerdir and Case.— olr. Ljiandy, Deaa-itr^cU Boroa|^, for 4 toU. it 
Rev. T. Joitp«'> WnrVt —To d tlo: Mr. SabiDO, Ulinxton, and Mr. Toomer, Baaincatako, Iv 
■nndry Vnlunif^ and Nurnhprn of ihr Rvanierlical Magaxine; and to Mr. Tbomaa liatOTy of HackMf^ 
for 100 I'lipirs urralBirr'i 9criptaie Catrchitm. 



Vf.8, we hope the day is ui^b, 

Wheu many naiiuus U»di; eo^lavej. 

Shall hn-ak forth aikj hiiiic with juy, 
Husauuu lo the Sun of Duvid. 

Abraham's aeed ca»t utf so h u^, 
SIiaLl then appear ainon;; the kaved ; 

Shall arise aiid juio the soii^ : 
< Hosanna to the Sod uf David.' 


Jews and Gentiles shall imitB^ 
By Satan's power no more CDal«fc4, 

And shall sin^ with jpvat delight, 
' Hosanna to the Son of DnvidL' 

But a brichter day is nirbf 

When Jesus shall collect hU tBTtdip 
Men and angels then shall cry, 

' Hosanna to the Son of IHvid.' 


There i» iu heaven a nieKy i&cat, 
The guilty liinoer's safe retreat, 
4nd poor backsliders, vile and base. 
Find shelter at the Throne uf Grace. 

Here paf^miing mercy, rich and free, 
Bestoiw'ti uu worthless Horm< like me ; 
Thro' all its streams we sweetly trace. 
When prostrate at the Throne of Grace. 

Here saints their heavenly Father meet, 
And Iww and worship at'his feet; 
And view his reconciled face 
Forth beaming from the lliroue of Grace. 

Here wrestling ^ouls find peace and rest. 
Reclining on their Saviour s breast ; 
Gain stren<^h to run their hea\enlvrace. 
And victory at the lliroue of Grace. 

Before the Lord, my soul appear, 
And live in constant humble prayer; 
And safe in thy prepared place, 
Thou'lt praise him ior aThront of Grace, 


' JasuR WepL*— John zi.35. 
How sweet is the tear of regret. 

That drops from humanity'i cm ; 
How lovely the cheek that U wtt : 

The bosom that hearet with n aigh. 
This world is a sorrowful stage, 

A vallev of weeping and woe ; 
From childhood to gamiloHB agVi 

The tear uninvited will flow. 

Our own or another's distreaa. 

Win force the soft lustres to fidl ; 
Nor ean the mild bosom do leaa 

Than grieve for the sorrow! of all ; 
For he who has nought to iaipwty 

May at least eive the wretched B 
Twill comfort Uie sorrowful baut. 

When no other comlort it neaff. 

The Saviour in sympathy wept» 

And gave the divinest relief. 
When Lazarus mortally slept. 

To his sisters o'erwhelmVi with giiif: 
He sorrowed for Solyma's doom, 

^ he sat upon Olivef s steep | 
He thought on her f udrment to nUM, 

And pitjr fOBMnuBM huM to WM- 




APRIL, 1820. 


T HE fuUowiog Memoir contains His preparatory studies being 

aa outline of the life and la- completed, June 20th, 1800, he ac- 

boun of the late Mr. Kidd, who ii- ceptcd an invitation from the Inde- 

aished his course with honour and pendent Church of Newcastle, in 

with JOY, at Clapton, near Hackney, Staffordshire, to become their pastor : 

on the 30th of September, in the andon Aug. 521st of the same year ha 

46th year of his agc,'^ amidst the was ordained, and continued among 

affectionate regrets of a libenil, them under many discouragements 

enlightened, and beloved people. until tlie close of the year 1809. 

Our design is not to delineate a In January, 1803, he left New- 

diaracter fi>rmed independently of castle, with the painful feelings of 

ili*ine influence ; but rather to show disappointed ho|>e, and the mourn* 

the operative principle of gnice, ful recollections of an attached 

producing the most lovely and sa- people. On this occasion he thus 

ktary effects, through a life of much expresses him.^elf in a letter to the 

snffning and of some ser\ ice. And ChurcU : — ' When I reflect upon 

u what comes from tlic heart my ministerial work, and how far 

BABlly finds corre>|)ondent feelings the end of my life is answered, and 

and kindred sympathies, it has been is likely to be answered where I am, 

thought preferable to transcribe comixu-ed with what, in humaa 

many of the particulars from Mr. probability, it might be in another 

K.'sown letters and memoranda. situation, lam not happy. Every 

The subject of this Memoir was other interest I sincerely wish to re- 

kn at Whitby, in Yorkshire, of gard in subordination to the glory of 

fkns parents, whose example and ^od, and the welfare of his Church.' 

iastmctions appear to have bad the After leaving Newcastle he be- 

happiest iDfluence on the formation came the jiastor of the Independent 

of hia diristian character ; ' but of Church at Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, 

the time, means, or manner of his and entered on a large sphere of 

ooBvcnion he was unable to give usefulness. Oct. 26, 1805, he thua 

any particular account.' describes his new situation, and ex- 

tik education for the ministry presses his devout feelings : — • The 

vai reorived at Rotherham, under congregation is greatly enlarged j O 

the care of the late Dr. E. Williams that some saving impression, some 

md Mr. Phillijis, for whoui he ever glorious effects may presently ap- 

Riaioed the highest respect and pear! O for more 5i«^/ene« of heart 

affection. in every piirt of the service of God ! 

- If God but give me strength, may 

* Baa our ktt vol pp. $19, 20. he have all tha lerricf and all thft 

i^mi. ' O 


glory ! The lamentable defects of whence he returned with Ihtle td- 

my ministry, and the imperfections vantagei after a stay of a month or 

of my conduct, I am not wholly five weeks. When he had agun 

insensible of: may God perfect his occupied his pulpit for a few iSab- 

work in me,and may nothing obstruct baths, he was obliged to relinquish 

the progress of his truth ! It is a it, luid from the 8th of Sept. 1811, 

great thing to 60117 under the rod as to Sept. 20, 1812, he engaged in no 

we ought ; to view aright our mcr- public service, 

cies, and always to conduct ourselves It was during this cessation from 

under accumulated trials with that public work that he revised his first 

patience and submission whicli God volume of sermons, and upon their 

retjuires, and our own judgment ap- being sent to the press, April IS, 

proves.' 1812, he thus expresses himself: — 

February i), 1806, he writes : — ' To the great Head of the Church, 

' Last week I felt nmch indisposi- whose truth it is their attempt to 

tion, weakness, langour, iind cough, exhibit, and whose glory I trust 

which chiefly disturbs mc. I want they regard in the salvation of men, 

a patient jMissivc temper. I commit them : may he sanction 

* Content, my Father, iiith thy will, the design and prosper the eEurt.** 

• And quiet as a child.* On the 20th of September he re- 
Last year at this time I was sumed his labours in the morning, 

affected in the same way, l)ut God but was obliged to desist the fol* 

helpeil nic, and I hope he will do hiwingSabbtrth. February 14, 181S, 

so again : an(l may I serve him he again commenced preaching, 

better than I have over vet done ! and writes thus at the close of the 

To what end is life valuable, but to day : — ' I have not : — no : — I have 

serve and glorify Ciodr May I never not improved this Sabbath as I 

lose sight of this!* ouglit to have done ! Oh for more 

January 4, 1807, he says : — 'The zeal for immortal souU ! More 
congregation is good : the cluirch is pure and disinterested lore to CkrUt! 
in peace. We hold our nieetiiigs in Such a God, and such a Saviour 
Christian afiection, and I think a ' Demand my soul, my life, myall!' 
spirit of love prevails more and iVom that time to the 8th of Au- 
mora. Our prayer- meetings are gmt, he preached about twenty- 
better attended, and many seem pro- eight times; but made little pro- 
perly unpressed. May God deejien gress in the recovery of his health, 
and strengthen his own work, and Towards the close of August he 
direct and encourage me in all that again left home for LiTerpool, 
I ouffht to do for his glory.' Chester, and Park-Gate ; returned 

November 30, 1808 :— ' How the beginning of September, and 

have I to sigh under a body of weak- spoke twice on the 5th of that 

ness and (Sequent infirmity :— but month. From thence untfl the 17th 

as It IS tttfe will of God, may he help of October he preached twice a day 

me to Submit wflh all cheerfulness, with onlv one exception 5 when, 

I soriietimes think I could do this after mature deliberation, he gare 

more easily were it not for my pub- up his charge, having advised with 

lie work, for which I often feel his venerable and highly-esteemed 

pamfully inadequate. The Lord friend the Rev. George Lambert, 

help me! and make the grace of October I7, he thus writes, 

Chnst sufficient for me.' (speaking of thi s circumstance) :— 

In 1811, he found his indisposi- z~z — r — r 1 TT « 

#;^« :^^^^^:^^ 1 xu « 1 i? • For the character of tbc«e Sermoni, 

r / ,^crcasi/ig and on the 2d of ,ee our Review, Evan. Bfsr. vol uiL 

Jmjrktk home for lyjatlpck; from v,W,^asAvJk.TKftt.^*wr^ 


' A period memorable lo myself and wards fntered on a small honse a&^ 

big iHch consequences to the people a tempotiry residence where he had 

here ! If 1 could serve them I more convenience for study. 

wtwld : — they are convinced of this. He now be^n^ at the request of 

I endeavour to commit them to the his brethren in the ministry, to oc- 

care of the Good Shtpherd who ever cupy occasionally their pulpits, and 

livethf and changeth not. Many he excited attention «« a preacher. 

are dear to me as brought to God On those Sabbaths in which he 

through Jesus Christ, by my weak had no public engagement, he had 

instrumentality — for these I feel, the pleasure of attending the mi- 

•nd hope ever to feel, the tenderest nistry of the Ilev. G. Clayton, and 

affection. May they be nourished of silting down with his people at 

ap unto eternal life.' the table of the Lord ; privileges 

In this he obtained what his heart which he frequently spc^e of witN 

kmged Ibr -. — his ministry was at- gratitude. • 

tended with encouraging success. Sept. 4, he preached at Clapton 

Ckrist was formed in the liearts for the first time. Dec. 4, an appli- 

of many, and the congregation cation was made from the manageta 

augmenting beyond the bounds of of that place, on the subject of a 

their accommodation, the number settlement among them ; he ac- 

of pews was increased, and the ceded to their i« ishes, and in Janu- 

Cbapel considerably improved. ary, 1815, entered upon his labours. 

When the depressing effects of In January, 1815, he writes as 

constant indisposition are consi- follows : — ' At seasons, last week^ 

dered, and the disabilities they pro- my spirits were good and my heart 

dnoe^ these encouraging circum- revived : — and no wonder, in the 

itances appear extraordinary : for pleasing prospect of a new and in- 

meh was iiis general state of health tercsting line of (service ! It is 

that perhaps a day never passed in painful to be cast aside as a vessel 

which he had not a painful intima- in wliich is no pleasure ! But th^ 

tion of mortality. Lord appears a^in about to em- 

Under the ministry of Mr. Scott, ploy me. May I be abundantly 

his respected successor, the interest refreshed and strengthened for the 

has continued to prosper, and the work ! May the hope of my friends 

Chapd has been enlarged. Thus not be disappointed { May it be 

the Great Head of the Church dis- evinced that my tedious affliction 

potei of his servants ! He appor- and long suspension from the great 

lions dicir talents with the wisest work, has been ibr my personiS be- 

fc ulm inftUon, und fixes the bounds nefit, and for the advantage of many I 

of Ihar habitation. May I esteem it a high and distin- 

He left Cleckheaton 16th De- guished honour, if the great Head 

amber, 1813 -, and^ after having of the Church is again pleased to 

ipCDt the winter at Leicester, was a- employ me in his service !' 

ttdi recruited, and arrived in Lon- From the commencement of his 

4nK April 8th, 1814. In this theatre engagement at Clapton to Novem- 

of exercise for benevolent feelings, ber, 1815, he was enabled to pursue 

he met with many friends, was fre- his pulpit ser^'ices in a morning rc- 

f C B tly recognized as the author of gularly, and fre(]uently in an even- 

hii printed sermons, and liberally ing: he was then three Sabbaths 

f eo iuaged to publish another vo- silent. Aftervirards he resulted his 

hitoe. About May 88, he took lodg- work, and continued it w^ho\xl v\i* 

k§$ m Walworth, where his health termission, until the \7^Vv ot ^^A^l* 

iW MB*'joiR OP 

in nurnW fourteen, and on the heartWwemorerichly imbnea with 
»th he was publicly recogr .j^ed as holy principles, and holv truth !*» 
their pastor. July 14, 1818, Mr. Kidd went to 

He now continued bi« pulpit exer- Tunbridge- Wells, where he spent 
tnses regularly, thou^r^n undermuch three weeks. At this period he 
weakness, until ^jptember, 1816, fcays : — ' My inward weakness, and 
when he spent nearly three weeks apparently to me, increased debility, 
at Hastings and returned to his sink my spirits, and leare me the 
charge wVtb some benefit, preaching subject of much and painful depres- 
usuiuly twice in the day till the end sion. Oh that it were counter- 
of Febrrjary, 1817. In March fol- acted by the strength of better 
lowing; he thus expressed his feci- principles! Ah! what know I of 
inga '-^' I have no wish to relin- the joy of faith, or the patience of 
fphAk my work, for God seems to hope !* 

smi/e upon it ; but I feel greatly in- Sept. 6, after having preached 
adequate, and cannot do as I would ! and administered the ordinance. 
What is life worth but as employed these are his reflections : — ' I am 
for the blesied Redeemer ? Oh that languishing under much weaknesa 
my heart were more warm — my mo- and depression ; but would not look 
tivet more pure— all my affections at the dark side : — blessed be God 
and feelings much more spiritual V there is a bright side ! There are 
Wedttetday, March the 6th, he beams of heavenly mercy ! and 
took a severe cold, and preached Christ heals the broken hearted ! 
with difficulty on the 9th. On the At the commencement of the 
following Tuesday he was confined year 1819, his esteemed friend, the 
in bed, and from that time to the Rev. H. F. Burdcr took the regular 
5th of June was a prisoner at home, services of the evening, which freed 
He then went to Brighton, where him from much anxiety. At this 
no advantage was gained until the period the following were his re- 
close of the month : at that time he flections : — ' Seven years ago I was 
revived a little, and continued at ill and RJleiit in suspense at Cleck- 
Brighton mending slowly till July heaton. — ^Five years ago 1 was at 
25, when he relumed home, and on Leicester waiting the viill of God : 
the 3d of August preached once. — his hand has brought me hither- 
August 3, he writes thus : — 'God to: — and four years I have been 
has given me the desire of my heart, enabled to hold the station, and in 
in permitting me again to occupy some imperfect manner to discharge 
my pulpit, and administer the ordi- its duties. Personallv 1 have muck 
nance of the Lord's Supper ! Little reason to be astonished at thedi^ 
did I ever expect this, though I vine goodness and forbearance ! I 
never entirely despaired of it. Surely can trace a kind hand in secret si- 
I have the most unequivocal proof lencc most evidently in my favour ; 
of the kindness of my people; and upholding, pi eventing, delirermg f 
that they are glad to see me amongst What should I have been but for 
them. In their service would I him whom my spirit endeavours ta 
gladly spend, and be spent!— In adore? ' Who am I, O Lord God» 
the sacred engagements of this day, and what is my house that thwi 
though I have felt something, and hast brought mc hitherto V — Never 
the people have seemed to feel mav my sense of personal unwon- 
^^^W ^^^^ deeply to lament in- thine^s be diminished, nor my con- 
sensibilHy and the absence of those viction of the malignity of sin lea*- 
affections which are most desirable sened ! but with these con^icUona 
W ^Buch occaaioni ! Oh that my noay I ev^rovm jrgoice in pardoi^ 

*. / • 


iitg mercy ! in cleansing and heal- Sunday, the 19tli of September, 
u^ grace !* his illness increased. An inflam^ 

Efery part of tliis year is marked mation again affected his lungs : he 
with interesting expressions of de- suffered much from feverish irrita* 
Totional feeling. The following af- tion, cough^ and restlessness ; but 
fccthig paragraph is dated July 25 : with great patience and tranqidllity. 
* lASt Sabbath morning I preached Nine days and nights he had no 
and took the whole of the service, sleep for more than five minutes 
bat only because I could obtain no together, and that but seldom. Hit 
bdp. My inability, however, in- head coidd neither be inclined back* 
creases. My appetite has failed the ward, nor on either side, because 
bit two or three weeks, and weak- those postures produced irritation j 
nest is the conse(}uence. To-day I but he sat the whole of the time in 
have hfeen silent, and have the an erect posture, or bending forward, 
moomful prospect of silence. I After the 26th he was brought se- 
am preparing a letter to the Church veral times to the ver^ of suffoc** 
■ad tmstees, intimating that I cannot tion. Now his suffermgt were un- 
poceed; and that at the close of commonly great ; but his heavenly 
this year I must finally resign, father left him not comfortless ! tt 
This letter will probably be read was most consolatory to hear the 
tfter the onlinance. Of this I am expressions which he uttered, and 
folly conscious — that were I able I to see the tranquillity which he poa- 
am wUiing to work. But it is not sessed. The following are a few of 
■9 work, it is the Lord*t ; — and may the pious sentiments which he ex- 
he not choose by whom his work pressed in his last illness :—* * ' Oh 
shaU be done? Whatever may be to be found,' said he, ' a monument 
my duty in fiiture months, if life be of mercy, rich and sovereign mercy 
spued, it is plain at present I mutt — to be found in Christ !— Life ap- 
be nlent. And should it be that my pears to be ebbing fast : 
lati change is drawing near— Oh to « What if the springs of life toef€ brake, 
be prepared ! May no event take ' And flesh and heart should fainty— 
me by surprise ! There is one rock * God is my soul's eternal rock : 
and one refuge ! Here would I re- * The strength of every saint* 
pose and hide for ever!* The friend and ibther of every 

The letter referred to was left to poor trembling sinner — ' Him that 
be read, August 1, after the odmi- cometh unto me, I will in no wiae 
Biitration of the Lord's Supper, cast out.* 

Sept. 12, the Rev. Mr. Berry went Speaking to a friend, whom be 
throi^ the service at the Lord's supposed to have an idea that he 
table. Mr. Kidd spoke a few words was afraid to die, he said—-' No! I 
It the close, expressive of g^tltude thank God, it is no such thing. Mj 
to the Church and Trustees for mind is perfectly at rest through 

Ithcv letter in answer te his com- my blessed Redeemer !' 
mufliottion— of his affectionate at- * For some time,* he odded^ ' be« 
tachment to the people and the fore the commencement of my last 
muse ; and in imating his intention, illness, this verse had frequently 
ibaaU opportunity be allowed him, occupied my thoughts—^ O Lordj 
tD thank the congregation for their open thou my lips, and my mouth 
liectkMiate letter. shall show forth thy praise.' O if 
Ihifl was the last time he spoke ^_— — 
• the Lord's table, and it was * T!'''?**}tf*'u Wli^TS^* 
^ ., , T^ , . - , . Sermon, andMr.H. F.Bufderi KAnraa^ 
Mih» the pnyers and tears of bis for a more extended accouiAnAVwWftic- 
!"p*» . ncation of character. 



it were jwssiblc that so worthless a 
crcaturo couhl /{lurit'y Cum! by suf- 
fcriii"-, ihc suffcrin«r would be do- 
sinibTc ! Ihit my work of praise 
niust be chiefly left to the upper 
world. In this' I can do little more 
than hope and desire, with feelings 
cold and lau&ruid.' 

'AVith ali my ])reachint; and all 
ipy i^nivinK, how little have I done 
M Christ T () that 1 had nuule a 
better use of the jjower of s|>eeeh 
when it was possessed.' 

* It is a solenui tiling to sit in the 
exi>ectalion of death ; but a in«rcy 
to hit in its e\pe< tation with tran- 
iiuillity. p^rd, grant that 1 may 
have been sincere In my appniache?. 
unto thee ! 1 have often desired it, 
often attempted it, and have greatly 
lamented the coldness and langour 
of mv apjdicatitin*.* 

Lifting lip bis enfeebled bands, 
he said, * 1 have a better strength 
than this : ' He Thou my Mrenglh, 
liiy righteousness, my Jesus, and 
my alb* 

'■''These moans,* said he, 'have 
no respect either to death cw eter- 
nity. No : tbov are the cfTerts of 
dis44)1vintr nature. — 


* When Death o'er Nature *ball prevail, 

* And all th<.' powers of langu.ij;e fail. 

* Joy ihrnu^b inv swinimin*; e\e» ?liall 

< And mean tbe thanks X cannot ^peakZ 

* () what elevate<l language ! But 
we know little of the world of 
spirits — of tbe language there ! (> 
for patience luid hope.! * Sball a 
living man eompbiin, a man for the 
punisliment of his sinsV * [ will 
oear the indignation of the I.forf1, 
because I bave sinned airaini^t iiini.' 

* I^am greatly oppres-eil — I *^up- 
posc tbis is the death liy which I 
am to glorify (lod. I bad no con- 
ception of this. The.-'j profuse cold 
sweats come just in their order. — 
' Ijord, help me !* * \Qi\, I will 
help t)iee : yea, I will uphold thee 
with the right bund of my righ- 
t^HJWfiW.' — 3l««9ed Redeemer ! 

After having spoken ot ooDiider- 
able length, but with some inter* 
ruptions on tlic nature of fact and 
testimony as the foundation of faith, 
and illustrated both bv a familiar 
e?Lample, which be called chiUiUn, 
and at which he smiled placidly 
while nature was dissolving, he 
recalled his thoughts to their great 
object, in those simple and beanti- 
fill lines (rom|K>sed by Dr. WatU« 
for the use of cbijdren >-~ 

* Willi thoughts of Christ, and thingi 

' rill up tbi^ foolikh heart of ouoe.' 

This was a few houn before hia 
death, when his liberated spirit, 
freed from all the impediments of 
morialicy, arose to God oivl glory. 


< ftpeiitliu;; too much lime about iri/hMf 
bt>ukft ami btudie<«, ibe contents and 
fuhjcct.s ni' wliic'h I cuuld wish entirdj 
to have hlottrd from my memory, it a 
verypaiafiil rin'iim stance.' JoaOaroif. 

* The entrance of thy word,* 
the pious Psalmist, * ^iveth light.' 
It not only discovers the way of a 
sinner's reconciliation to God, but 
has a ha])py influence on all that 
belongs to self-cultivation. The 
Christian i? renewed both in know- 
ledge and holiness. When the reign 
of piety commences in tbe mind, 
thought is properly exercisetl, and 
an unusual vigour animates all the 
faculties. The man scripturally 
hlirvis that he has a soul, he esti- 
mates his rank in the scale of being, 
and perceives that, although un- 
cultivated and de}>raved, he is capa- 
ble of contemplating, and resem- 
bling the ever blessed God. In his 
mcjisure he sur\evs the world of 
truth with eaererncss and desire. 
The wonders of redeeming mercy, 
the operatiims of the Holy Spirit, 
and the glories of the blesscil, begin 
to possess all his powers. Unspeak- 
ablecbarms distinguish the Saviour; 
he oontwnplates his lif« of wof with 

ESSAYS. 450 

emotioiis^ and, in the attitude reject it altogether, is the height of 
of a disciple, aiBTectionately listens to absurdity. Great projects are best 


paoies regenerating grace. Pro- In following this advice, various 

bably it was in consequence of in- things are important ; as, 

dpieot piety that the Ethiopian Observation. This should be ap- 

Eunuch read the Prophet Isuah, plied closely to the subject matter, 

even while journeying in his cha- since as that is kept in view, the 

riot, weight of argument will be fielt, and 

There are persons who object to the topics more clearly understood, 

an enquirer receiving aid in the at- To this may be added a careful ex- 

tUDment of scriptural knowledge, amination of the proofs adduped^ a 

unlets from the volume of inspira- diligent attention to the occasion of 

tion. The Bible and that only, say the treatise, and, in cases where 

they, should be the subjeet of re- the remark applies, to the circum- 

•earch. But surely other volumes stances of the persons more imme- 

eminently adapted for instruction diately addressed, the sins to which 

may be nerused, and that with ar- they were most addicted^ and the 

dour, without any disparagement virtues in which they excelled. Nor 

to the book of God. Genuine love should the method of the authdr 

to the Scriptures generally induces be lost sight of, otherwise percep- 

a suitable regard to the devotional tion will become confused, and 

writings of uninspire<l authors, and much reading redound to trifling 

these^ in return, clothe the pages advantage. 

of revelation with additional en- Order may also be mentioned. 
dearments. It is not to be believed At first view it may seem needless 
that God has done any thing in to inculcate the study primarHy of 
vaia. It is not, therefore, credible the principles of truth, but when 
thai his servants and ministers, the proncness of young Christians 
whose pious labours have been especially, to dive suddenly into the 
prtscrved' and widely circulated, mysteries ofrevelation is considered, 
were endowed with their various it will appear less unsuitable. The 
talents, as well as influenced in f^ant of attention here is n,o un- 
thdr respective composures, unless common source of distressing ex- 
fbr the ' edifying of the body of perience. When the essential doc- 
Christ.' And without intending in- trincs of ' repentance towards God, 
▼idknuremarks,orgivingpain tothe and faith in our Lord Jfewis Christ * 
minH« of any' who conscientiously are overlooked, or mingled with 

rse only the Scriptures, it may divine decrees, hindrances present 

observed that the objectors themselves at every step ; nor need 

jfladqi to, notwitlistanding their it, indeed, occasion surprise, should 

pRicnsion to superior discernment, alarming fear succeed improper 

are usoally remarkable for some curiosity. Did a scholar attempt 

fl^iabt error, either in judgment to read a strange language while 

or pnctice— often in both. Wrap- unacquainted with the alphabet, we 

ped in a mantle of self-complacency, should esteem the effort folly. When 

they lose sight of surrounding ob- this is applied to the Christian stu- 

jects, and, by gazing only on them- dent, the result is easily seen. It 

stives, they commonly stumble or is, indeed, the want of establishment 

HI. Though human guidance must in the principles of the doctrine of 

~ te implicitly followed, yet to Christ, wlkjch not upfrcquentljr, by 

engendering conceit, p\o.s birth to T]iij must be regarded, surelyj u 
arrogance, produces indiscretion, by an omen unfuvourablc to the in- 
aaddcclen9ion.iincrt'H.^os the enniiiy tcrests of ZIon. Milton well ob- 
of the ungvidly, and checks; chat served ^that it is of ' greatest con- 
growth in ^rac-e which la mi forci- cernment in the church to have a 
biy enjoined upon the followers of vigiLmt eye how Loaks demean 
incarnate wisdom. Tije great Pro- theniaolved, as well as men.*t 
pbei of the church, when on earth. It cannot but be remarked hoir 
taught his disciples ua they were inL-cngnious sacred novels appear 
able to bear it, thereby affording to tu the di^^nlty of revealed truth; 
those who, in e\ery age, sustain and that they manifest, to say the 
that digniiied character, a les.ion led^it, an acconmiodatiou to unholy 
highly worthy of attention. prejudices ill suited to the majesty 
rior should selection be over- of the lios])rl, or the important 
looked. This should be especially ends to be accompUdhed. Were a 
kept in view by persons whose op- mathematician, r.r a lawyer toat- 
portuntties for reading are limited, tempt to in;? til the kuowleilge of 
It ii true, however, generally, that their respeolive sciences by a ro- 
a few ably written books^ seriously niaiitic narrative, who would not, 
read, have a better tendency to in- at once, be struck with the unsoit- 
form the judgment, and ^anctify the ubleness of th;: ctFort, and regard % 
lieart, than many, whatevor may be in proportion to its facinatioos, as 
their intrinsic excellence, supcrfici- hurtful and degrading? And if the 
ally perused. A wise man when moral re^ults of tiie publicationa 
invited to a fea<t doci n('t partake retVrrcd to aio contemplated, is it 
of every delicacy, since, instead of not to be feared that a toijte for 
nourishment, he would imbibe dis- light readin<j: ^\ ill iKcomc so deeply 
ease. So the Christian, if judicious, rooted as to render sober truth re- 
will wisely select such spiritual fiMid pu(^nant, unless made palpable bj 
as is most calculated to strengthen incident and fiction ? Will not the 
the mind, to elevate the aiVections, mental powers hereby be weakenedj 
and renovate the Si)ul. He will and is iliere no diui^er that religion 
prefer the solid and instructive trea- will itself be considered ere long a 
tiie to the religious novel, the prtic- mere creature of the imagination! 
ticol rousing addre«s to polemical Is it to be expcirtcd that the personi 
discussion, and the Bible abo\e all. for whose use this sanctifiea novel- 
In the present diij n lamentable ism is intended, will select the 
bias has increased in favour of pub- piety of the observations ^ or rather, 
lications whose nature is trifling, is not the expectation to be che* 

and their tendency dissipating and __ 

injuriouj. To suit a taste which novel- n'ad i d|^ oo the mind. ForthecoD- 

may, not uncharitablv, be stvled t<?«»»« o( owr ben b(»ok< consiit usually 

fastidious, religwus fictions have f.I>l';in and sober narrative. Works of 

become affectmgly C(»mm(»n, and preseutati.mii of ihinjfs because their ob- 

not a few readers, by indultring a ject is truth. They ure found frequently 

propensity so easily gratified, are without character or catastruphcs, be- 

disgusted with the labours of many ''"^^^ l^**^'*^' y^f^"^ heoheu unsuitnble to 

V.1T...K1 J 1 * * •' the nature of the subject of winch they 

valuable and elegant contcmpo- tr^^ai. Thev contain repellent* raibv 

raries; not to mention the phun, than stiinulKuis, because iheir dcsi^ is 

though eilifving volumes of divines tlic prumotiun of Tirtue.' — ClarkstnCt 

who are em'inent for holy wisdom.* {'^^''traiturc of Ouakeritm, vol. I. p. 129, 

L 2ud edition. 

* < It is difficult to cfttiuiale the injury f Works edited by Symmo05. voL L 

wWcii it dtupe ti> pcrv^i l^ tiiii effe^jt <rf p. 289. 

ESSAYS. 141 

Quit they will delight solely Meditation la, therefore, not 

fictitious incident ? ' Nay, only an excellent and profitable. 

It they even elude the sober but a necessary duty. It prevents 

ce, the psissing morul, or reading being a waste of time ; 

sisionally religious thouglit, it cherishes sacred communion, and 

tify a propensity i'or seeing assists the soul in her aspirations. 

[ of the story ? And is it not towards heavenly objects.* It is 

certain the succession as meditation is fixedly and habitu- 

ra Avhich first quelled an ally exercised, that we retain, as 

for iniscelUvncoud novels, well as arrive at, clearness and dis- 

mina.e in a greedy perusal tinctness in knowledge. The tes- 

most objectionable trash? timony concerning tiie mother of 

logy seems to exist between our Lord, in reference to a memora- 

himcs now alluded to» and ble interview, is observable — 'Maiy 

itchless ^dlegory of 13unyan, kept all these things and pondered 

« the parabolical ilhistratious them in her heart.' 

f writ. Were a minister of A man may attain^the reputation 

to illustrate heavenly mys- of an extensive reader without me- 

ly a panible, in unison with ditation, but it is only as that duty 

if the ins:;irod record, the is performed that he can become 

t, and probably tlie utility, really wise and judicious. David 

iscourseswuuld be increased 3 was eminent for wisdom. Notice 

9% he to ])erforin his high his declaration, * I have more un- 

ns by preaching a tale, were derstanding than all my teachers, 

convey religk>us truth in a for thy testimonies are my mediia^ 

of fictitious narrative, who tion' Indeed it is principally by 

justify either the manner or contemplating truth that the judg- 

dium of the coininunication ? ment is convinced, that the affec- 

rould anticipate the promised tions are arrested — that zeal is en« 

ctibn ? kindled, faith confirmed, hope ani- 

the novel-reader and senti- mated, and humility promoted. 

list, therefore, cherish a pre- Such effects should be anxiously 

» fur books whose ])rominent sought, otherwise positive evils may 

» arc • enervate and puerile/ result from the cultivation even of 

i those whose real estimate religious knowledge. Iftheaffec- 

idona correspv)n(l3 with their tions are unheeded — if devotional 

d opinions, manifest a cha- feelings and godly practice are not 

■tie judgment. In so doing, diligently cherished, and pursued, 

tow the hinguage of Dr. John pride will be fostered, and a train 

.they will find their ' Faith, of consequences residt which, with- 

ifld obt*dience increased and — 

ved, and the issue will be the « * * ^. *™ .ej".^ jf^" *" ?f«»^'°F ^^^ 

*Vr" 1 / I • i_ w Baxter's SamU Re«t. I hope by this 

of God s grace which ought ^i„,^ y,,^ i,^^^ procured it. Take it aU 

Ae end of all our reading.'* before you from bei^in^iiug to end; and 

ii taken for granted that spU asyuugo along extract those particular 

improvement should l>e kept passages which strike your mmd most 

. r ,," ^ . / deeply, that you may have the benefit of 

ly in view. J hat since the reviewing them for future use. ITiig i« 

of knowledge is to be chieny what 1 have done; aud it is my plan 

Ned by its ojjcrations, the at- ^htu 1 read for edification, to read a 

II should mainly be directed little, and digest it as I go on, by mixinr 

. . ^ meditation and ejaculatory prayer with 

ictical purjioses. j^^ j,^j not to nm over a great deal in a 

iMe to Sciidder'»Chrisuau'» Daily little time.' fKUiiams' Dimy amd l^timty 
1190, Hanbrnys edition, po. 335 1 ZH^ , 



out Dirine interpcMition, will termi- 
nate in ruin, rnsanctified attain- 
ments are awfully dungemus. ' If 
ye know these things, happy arc ye 
if ye do them/ is a declaration 
which irapHes nn alternative of 
serioua import. 

PaasfiVERANCE too is intimately 
connected with prolital)le reading. 
When a subject is begim it nhoulil 
be finished, tuid if the matter be 
important « no satisfaction should 
be felt till it be thoroughly undcr- 
stoodf carefully retained, and fer- 
▼ently applied. ' Then shall we 
know if we follow on to know the 
Lord.* The traveller wlio manifests 
a discreet steadiness on his journey 
arrives sooner at the end than one 
who proceeds by irregular ])aces. 
Would you leave behind you the 
unstable, who are 'ever learning, 
and never able to come to iho know- 
ledge of the truth V )n addition to 
other helps, * (ii\e at tendance unto 
reading.* * Content not your>cl\cs 
with having so much knowledge u^ 
is thrown in your way, and re(:oi\ed 
in some sense unavoidably by the 
frequent inculcation of l)i\ ine tnith 
in the preaching of the word, or 
accidentally given in conver-iation j 
but iet it be vorv nuicli vour busi- 
ness to search for it, and that with 
the same diligence and lalnnir with 
which men are wont to dig in 
mines of silver and CJold.** 

The connexion of pr.wtr with 
Theological studies is csfientially 
important. Diiine Ivnowledge * is 
not the prize of a quick imagina- 
tion, but a bended knce.*t 1^' read- 
ing be unaccompanied with a!i ha- 
bitual conviction of our ignorance, 
of the blindness of the human mind 
through sin, and of our incapacity, 
even to think a good thought, we 
shall never seek that discernnient 
by which alone the * things of the 
Spirit of (iod ' are discovered. 

• i'retiUeut Ediiarcis' Wuik:*, «ol. v. 
p. 37^, Dr. \l'iUiaiU!i' edition. 

t Chwaock'ft >Vorki, vol. \i. p. 37, 
Par9oiis*8 fili^9n« 

It is certainly practicable to 
prehend the inii)ort of a train of 
propo^'itions, to assent to Dieir 
trutli, and even to cherish a rap- 
turous s))eculation of many doc- 
trines of Christianity, and yet to 
remain ignorant of God and our 
own .^'ouls. It is one thing to have 
a theoretic acquaintance with the 
(lospel ; it is another to have the 
spirit deeply imbued with its in- 
fluence. Without supertiaturalaidi 
therefore, how diligent 8oeverniB| 
be our application to reading, we 
shall live without experiencing the 
power of (lodliness, without poi- 
iiessi ng such a knowledge of sin as 
produces detestation, or such an 
ac(|uaintance with the ever-blessed 
Jelio^ ah, as increases toa tJhint after 
the {lerformance of his will^ and the 
enjoyment of his presence. How 
solemn, as well as directory, is the 
apostolic prayer for the * saints * at 
(. ol(i>ic ! * We do not cease ^o prof^ 
for \ou, and to desire that ye might 
be tilled with the knowledge of liifl 
will in all wisdom and spirituil 
understaniling, that ye might walk 
worthy of the Lonl unto all pleas- 
ing, increasing in the knowledge of 
(lOfl.* Would we attain or Im- 
prove a di\ ine understanding, let 
us approach the Throne of Grace, 
and iniph)re ' the Spirit of Wi»- 
doni, and It ev elation in the know- 
ledge of (.hrist.* Let us attentively 
li>ten to the supplications of the 
devout I'salmist, to ascertain where 
and how lie reached an eminence ia 
Divine attainments so signal, and 
so graeions. ' Open thou min^ 
eyes,' wa< his importunate request j^.^ 
* that I may behold wondrou^tf 
thini!,-s out of thv law * — ' make m< 
to understand the way of thy pre- 
cepts '—• Teach me, O Lord, thi 
way of liiv j-tatutcs' — 'Make thr"*" 
face to sliine npon thy servant, ani 
teach me ' — * (live me understand- 
intr accord intr to thv word.* 
u>, for our encouragement, 
upon tlie heavenly directkm : ' 


fpp lack wisdom, let him cellence of ChrtBtian knowledge 

Sod that giveth to all men and the whole tenor of Divine re- 

, and upbraideth not, and velatbn enforces the advice-^' Give 

le fl^ven him.' * The Lord attendance unto reading.' ' Add 

wTom ; out of his mouth therefore to your faith, virtue 3 to 

knowledge and understand- virtue, knowledge, Happy is the man 

that findeth wisdom, and theman that 

further inducements neces- getteth undemanding. 8he is more 

in adoption of the course precious' than rubies, and all the 

»ded, various might be things thou canst desire are not to 

Bd. Hereby we should be be compared unto her.' 

1 for the more public ex- Shrewsbury, J. B.W. 

f reUKion, especially hear- g^ 

word, and consequently GOOD THOUGHTS IN BAD 

aabled to ' try the spirits TIMES. 

they be of G«d; It is j ^^^^ ^ ^^ ^ ^^^ 

giould be remembered, a title which an old W^ne and S, 

l^ion tlm^^^^^^ toriangavetoonopfhisbpoksTM 

A - --^:..--ii-. ing nmta. The complaint of bad 

|OUS and 8er,ous minsters jt* ^^ ^^ ^^HV .^ ^^ 

AUy esteemed in compan- ^^ ^^^ , ^ perhaps/it ^ 

«b«ni who appear emulous ^^j^^^ fy^ ^ ^^ aoV^eriS 

Knee rather than wisdom, . ^ 1. . * *u i 

ity rather than sober-mind- ^"'l »? 'l'!?''*"^u' *" *• ^^ P^*"* 

l^ , I ^, ^^ , period, amomr the various classes 

nor would the attractions ^ ^^^ ^^^ ^untrymen. The cry 

|ty be so powerful as to .^ ^^^ ^^ ^^/ ^^ j, ^^J 

roving and unsteadiness peevishness of age. the sdfishnes. 

effects likewise wou d ^ ^^. ^y^^ ^„„„j, ^j j. 

,ult, not only to the worl4 j„^^ ambition, or the manceuvm 

but to the several societies ^ ^ ^.^^^^ AVherever 

rtmns^ Church members ^^ ^ ^^ ^^ ^ ^^^ 

of being puffed up with ^ %^^ ^^^^s affected by the 

ry attainments and qualifi- i„cing complaints of agricilture 

would discover more ac- § j^ t^e declining, and 

-their deficiency and igno- commerce subjected to evePy kind 

they would increase in for- ^^ embarrassment and difficulty, 

e and charity, m meekness, Q^tin?, however, that the times 

d moderation. The judg- ^^ ^ y^ j, ^^^ thoughts are 

•ould be matured, and the ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ Uf^ must be hung 

Mceming things that differ, .^ perpetual mourning, and spent 

>e firm against the attsicks j„ ^elanchily and wo?. And siiSly 

: In short, the claims of the meais by which such appaUing 

I interest, the nature of the ^j ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ y^ p4vented. 

faculties, the superior ex- are well worth investigating. Not 

. , , w .u. , _.„. to pursue the subject largely, there 

ioy carried aloiir by the current . "^ • » e -u :_..^..>.l 

Dlidiciou« auditlrs, are curious " <»«»« pomt of such importance as 

ugle their discuurset with li|;ht • to merit a distinct notice ; it IS this, 

U, to please the ear, and are out How may we have good thoughts in 

to preach Christ and him ctuci- ^^^^^ baj times? While we are 

A'i:l;'fc; •« ardcnUy intent on watching.the 

. ediUon, vol. ii* p. 77. cpnvulsuMW, di^asterSi and vicisw- 

tudea uf the great world without, 
me we not apt to kave unobserved 
fad grossly n^lccted, the springs 
and utovemeiiia of ibe liltle worlJ 
wUhiiP What trill it Hvall tnniinjs 
ituHvidunl happineas, to form the 
fuircn theories of civil governoienC, 
if we are glaringly iteficicnt in eelf- 
govcmiiient i or to strike oui tlic 
best plana to refornt the na^oii, if 
we Me personally ihe alaws of pre- 
judice, passion, and vice ! ' So, 
then.inthesebad times, you gravely 
recommend good thoughls. Well, 
and pray u'hat do you call such V 
Certainly, desponding, resentful, 
discontenied thtnight*, cannot be 
said lo bear that character. 'I'hese 
never fail to darken the eky, when 
nlrendy elouded, to raise the rulHing 
b;ale to a storm, nnd tlie storm to a 
hurricane. Nor, on the alhcr hand, 
is that soft (juiescence and cold in- 
difference to be oouimended, which 
at the recital of any tale of sorrow. 
Only whispers ' we cannot niend 
the matter by murmuring." Is 
Aere not reason to fear thst some 
uller sage maxims of prudence, 
and deal out short easy recipes of 
patience, merely to save them- 
«lvea a little present trouble, and 
lock up their latent sj-mpBtliies ? 
In order that sanguine rasbnefs, 
and languid despondency may be 
equally avoided, the mind must be 
tempered and trained to sober re- 
flections and reasonable hopes, ' In 
the day of adversity,' says Solomon, 
' consider.' But how few, under 
such circutiistanccs, can direct, or 
manage to their advantage, the 
opentions of (heir own minds I 
Amidst difficulties and distress^, 
which oifcct us either personnlly or 
relatively, those thoughts will prove 
eminently pro H table, which are 
steeped in humility, imhtied with 
crotiludc, enlivened and expanded 
uy prayer. Pride poisons the soul, 
pcrrerting e\ery faculty, every feel- 
ing, every idea, wcry wish. To 
^aio a just sense of our state, it U 

our life and conduct in the pur* 
light of hii holy Inw, As apostiiUs 
wc have forfeited every bleariiw;' 
as sinners we have incrcateil tu' 
displeasure of the Almighty. 
is it possible to compare the gUU 
of Providence with our deaeni^ 
without esclaiming, ' Lord, ' 
man tlmt thou art mindful of lumf 
or tlic Son of Man, thai thos' 
fihouldcst visit him >' 
contrite, lowly spirit, is the 9ft 
and sheltered soil, in whidi e 
tentmcnt takes root and thriML 
while the tempest sweeps aM 
sliakes the high places of Ihe euih. 
Our thoughts must be deeply m- 
bued with gratitude. Let llie 
mind, prone to rapid but baim 
excursions, choose right gntrad^ 
and ibcn pause and ponder over tbg 
nunifold bounties of indulgent ba- 
ven What wonilers liaa infiwlt 
wisdom wrought for us! M'ltatI 
multitude of liivours has dtite 
goodness showered upon u 
if a few of our temporal oondbrtl 
have been removed, slioU tbUC 
which yet remain be overloilud 
and forgotten ? ' Why should > 
living man complain — a mao for 
the puniahnieut uf his sins !* ' II !■ 
of the Lord's mercies that m m 
not consumed ; and becikuse Uf 
compassions fail nut ; they a 
every morning." But nothing So tn* 
livens and expands good itaougblSi 
and conseijuenily tends so mac^ to 
raise us above the gross ol^ecU it' 
fiense, and the iriuisient events of 
lime, as fervent and habitual pi-^.-.. 
At the Throne of Grace, the ounl, 
of a saint is periiided l«iih OgU 
and love, endued with promptituM 
to act. and patience In nuBcr. Oh! 
what relief, what beneiits sreA 
rived from pouring (jiii the Imb _^ 
before the Lord! When aukW 
that dangerous muUdy, l)^w M 
eei^te M-, or to rprcad OTOUIKI Ol 
prayer is the surest remedy- "" " 

ESSAYS. 146 

best antidote. It allays our <'u;ita«' dition to the level of his mind, 
tiona, and disperses our fears. Think of the means by which 
' Be careful for nothing ; but in secular and sacred pursuits may be 
every thing by prayer ;uid suppli- duly connected, and so you will be- 
cation, with thanksgiving:, let your come diligent in business^ yet fer- 
reqaests be made known unto God.* vent in Hpirit, serving the Lord. 
Chiistians, be humble, be grateful, Think of that wise overruling Pro- 
be devout^ and your thoughts shall vidence, which incessantly super- 
flow like the placid, unruffled intends the infinitely diversified 
stream. You serve a good Master, affairs and circumstances of the 
TOQ are heirs of a good inheritance, world, insomuch that not a spar- 
you possess great and precious pro- row falls without our heavenly 
Bises. Father's notice, aqd be assured that 
Meditate on those delightful all things work together for good 
themes, that you may set your to them that love God, to them 
affections on things above, not on that are called according to his 
the things here below. ' Ah !' purpose. What pleasing and pro- 
voa say, ' these are indeed mo- fitable themes are these, to fill your 
mentoos and interesting subjects to minds and occupy your meditations! 
eognge our minds ; but we must Let not, then, the general com- 
also think upon tcraiiortd things, plaint of bad times be swelled, 
Ha%-e J¥e not our place to fill, and and increased, and echoed by your 
oar part to act in society ? Have voices. However bad the times 
ve not our families to maintain, may be, you well know they are 
onr friends to assist, and our poor in good hands. ' Delight thyself 
neighbours to reliever' — I know in the Lord ^ and he shall give thee 
that he who provideth not for his the desires of thy heart.* Yq, -. .- 
own, especially his own house, hath 
denied the f:iith, and is worse than ,^.^,, „ „ 

an mfidel. iiut under the mfluence ^ ,.r i • u 

- . .... ... 1 c uu ^^A Secrftart Walsingham was a very 

of humility, gratitude, f^. h, and ^^.^^^^ ^^^^^.^^ and%tafesman, who 

prayer, you may have good thoughts n,,^^^.^,,^ flourished in Queen Eliza- 
even on tiiese subjects. Make the betlfs time. Tired of the euqu«tte of 
experiment. Seek the grace of tlie courts, lie retired froui the busy world. 
Divine Spirit, and let Scripture be and pushed the last of his da^'s in the 
jour unerring guide. When ordi- privacy of a country lite. Some of bis 
nary resources faiJ, when losses in gay companions rallied him on his bc- 
tiade, unexpected reverses, and coining religious, and told him he was 
n,:„r^l -i:-«».w.;«t«,nnt« „nnn melancholv. ^\lth wi air, at once 

nsefal art of being content, as well Ah ! my friends, while we laugh, all 

when you are abased, as when you things arc serious around us. God is 

abound, A proud man cannot think serious, who exerciseth patience to- 

of cominff down ; and therefore, J*:ards us; Christ is serious, who shed 

itniggling to keep a station which h>s hlopd for us; the.IIoly Spint is se- 

"&B""& ^ . K . .. ♦u^^„.„ nous, in striving agauist the obstinacy 

BjmteDa^le, he is at last thro^^n ^.. J^^ j^^^^^b ^|^ ^^,^ Scriptures 

headlong, and bitteriy, yet unavail- ^' to our edr5»thcm(;st serious things 

mgly complains of the wounds jn the world; the whole ci cation is se- 

itcdved from his ftdl. It is easier rious in serving God and us; all that 

fiv a Chrbtian to bring his mind to are in heaven and hell are serious. 

til oondition, \} w^ to raise his con- How then can we be gay?' 




Bj ihe Rev. H. J.TuJd, MA. F.SA. 

Bvo. Gi. 
Wbiie we -ould wiih lo ciuUbu our rea- 
Utn OD the ooe hand, from tach ■ luper- 
nilioui regard to iha nreicnl Buchonxed 
timulBtJoa of the Bible, S9 ibould place 
it OD a \eit\ wilh the tacred origjuala, wc 
■re DO lesi anuoui to preierve that 
traD&lntioii frani uumiriled reusure and 
fontenrpt t ctpecially coniiderinf; Ihe dan- 
Ccrous cffecli vhicti maj reiult from 
(ucb reprecrotatumi on tbe faith and 
comrort oF ihe great mass of Cbrisl>BU«, 
Hha can recuEuUe the Bible only iu a 

I( may be iiDprnctirablc to convey lo 
an ilUieratc Chiittian, the many dilGcul- 
tiet there are in furming a Oaailation 
from iboie Bucieut laiiguag«, that thsll 
b« Uahle to no exeepliani; indeed to 
endow any tmHlaiion nitb infallibility, 
naoilutl}' Te<]uir«i the »nie divine i\t- 
pcriDtendauce^ — the »iiie tpirit of incpi- 
ratioa — u that by vtbich the sacred origi- 
nalmwrelmlited. But this ii unnecessai^: 
all that U requiiile in a Iranilatioii ii 
that )t t>« faithful to tlie seute, aud in 
the (pirit uf the oiipnal Hriieri. 

There b quaciiery in criliciam,- ai in 
e»Ery other branch of knowledge. Per- 

notice hul u(K)o the deiradiliou of olhm, 
became learned iu Rudin; fault, aud dug- 
malicol In their upinioni. What a moti 
to br lamEnled it, auch person; arc not 
■crapaloni either ai to maltet* of fact, or 
the charactcrc they toipusn. Thus we 
have been Dnblushingly told that our 
tranilDtors were iguorant of the original ; 
sod trsutlaled the Old Teslameul at (e- 
cond baud from the Septuagint, or lb* 
VuljCiLle, iaitead of Ihe Hebrew. The 
prcicut work pves a direct coutradiciiuo 
to Ihete alserlioDi, and jutUtiei both the 
teamiti^ and fidelit* of our traailatort. 

Tfar Gnl and let-ond aedioiM of this 
work BUte the acculationi of Mr. John 
Bellamy, and Sir J. Blond Burgei. The 
furmer >ayi, ' Our trantlalorG confined 
Iheniicim w ihlSnituagintand the Vul- 
piU:' the Utter echoet ihe tanie tcali- 
roe&t — * Our preient Iranslalioii it no 
«tber than a ccrvile translatiou of the 
Septuariiit HDd Vulg;ite.' The motive 
of the rariner may eaiilr be cotnprv- 
hended | yet surely Mr. li. ml|;hi hive 
foaoJ a htUtr apufogy for hit iruly Hrw 
irnntlmtioB, Uaa io wmRIdc tucb »falM- 

hood, or in calumniating the ch«ra«Ur4 
our tnndaton. 

SeciioDt 111. u> Vt. are devoted ta ■ 
eiaminalioD of the pru|Hjiitioiu of 9 
James ; bol we pus uu to the m ^ *-■ 
ponaot matlersof the seventh and 
reuommendiiie to our Readers n 
the Address of our trauxlatort, | 
to rami of our quarlo Bihlei, ii. 
they win Bod, in complete oppMtllSBl 
the aiiertions of these geiitlciiuo, «fc"^ 
what Ihey had before ihcm— wte* lb( II 
*re» lr« of the Old Teslaineot. and ll 
GtcA uf (he New.' And ihb «m « 
preisly afcordinf; to the Royal mAh i 
Iranslaic' uui uf the urieituil toana*^' - 

Sect. Vlt. gives > list of tbelMtl ^ 
of ihe prescul Version, a* di*i<M 
duses, wiih some very brief anat 
each. — Among the Brrt VoM 
cIms, who were to irantUle the r 
teach imd following Kooks to C 
we Hod the tiamcs of—Biiliop Aedi 
who ii said tu have uDderetooJ & 
lauguages— G. King, Reeiiu IViteHri 
Hebrew at Cambridge— W. Bedwd, ll 
first Arabic scholar of hi* time, bM 
whom bslh Pococke ami EqicHa* M 
ceivad iuHructioni.aad to nbtHewnrS 
Ligbtfout acknowleOges himself MM 

In the first Camliridgt clut, ta *t*i 
were committed Ihe Hunks af ike O 
Tesuuucui from Job to ErclesiaatM, i 
find the names oi Udwanl Linly, eH 
was all. Regius Professor of HAtnt 
Cambridge, commeaded fur hi* K ' 

leanung by Usher, Ward, and pM 

alio Spalding and Byng, too other U«* 
brew Profesion. 

Th» greiiltr and less prupheU VeNd- 
signed to the first (Ii/ar4 dau, iiiiit 
whom were Dr. Ilardiiig, Hebtvn Pl»- 
f«.or iu that University— John lUiurtdi. 
whom Bitbi'p Hall tpeak« of u • f^ 
digy of learning— Dr. Kdhy, Cammwlalm 
on Eiodus*- Milu Smith, r 

auilMr. (afler-at.!, . 
being on a Jouroi-v, :.: 
d«y at ibe pariiii rhur.h, ' 
(topped, when tbe preacher w 
many eiCeptions against tlm 
TranslaliiHi, and uf one wur 
llcular he frave three rcasuL, .. 
ibouid be ililfcrently iraiulMed) _ 



tiCf SjtUc, and Arabic : * He- 
I he bad at bit iiuger&' ends.* 
iMr clattet were chiefly cm- 
the New Testament; and %vcre 
the ftr&t schulan of the roua- 
iadnded tbe celebrated Greek 
i, Duwnes aud Bmis, Bi&hup 
nd Archbisbop Abbutt. 
re the nien of wbom Mr. Bel- 
ideatly pretends that there was 
il Hebrew scholar found among 

VJII. produces authorities in 

the received Trunslaiion, of 
■heJl cite a few only. The very 
tkhm says, ' The English Trans- 
be Bible is the be.u translation 
U/'-BriaH fValtoH, (Editor of 
M Bible,) says, ' The last En^- 
JMiuu may justly contend with 
atuit in any other lan>;uaf;c of 

Is, Capelius speaks of it as ' so 

to the original, that we might 
Me among others to follow it, 
oC our own.' The celrbrated 
ccmed bv Bishop Lowth as one 
ml English classics, says, * No 
m our country ever produced 
e lip to that of the Old and New 
t.' Bishop I.ou'th and Lord 
u, both speak of it as * the best 
of tbe En<;lish lani^iiu<re.' Even 
tMf though, like Mr. Bellamy, 
I translation of his oun, yet ha^ 
My to speak of the autluirixed 
n as ' of alt version i^, in general 

IX. and la«»t, offtT^ some judi- 
arks on the Septuai^int and Vul- 
oim: and an Appendix i< added 
mer English versions. But it is 
iry for us lo proceed farther. 
.■t in noticing this work is chiefly 
the rash, and we will add, ig' 
rain of declamation, \>hich has 
fl iudulgcil a>c.iinst our present 
whereby much occasi<m of re- 
u been given to iufi'leK, many 
ind* have been alarmed and an 
ovelty promoted, injurious both 
■d to sound learninj;. 

ume time, it is hy no means 
to stop the pro(;r«Sto of Biblical 

or tit censure the use of modest 
erate criticism. Wiih the ques- 
elber a better \er>ion mi^fht not 

we at pre-scnt meddle no further 
iy, that evi?ry thing imperfect, 
rerut>n confessedly is, may be 

sarcre went into the Vestry, and 
lim bis reasons had been well 
id»but they could give him thir- 
oaa for tbe rendering which bad 

improved ; but we have little expectation 
from the labours of critics so opiniated 
as Mr. Bellamy, and his patron. Sir James 
Bland Bure^es. 

The work before us is not large, but 
compresses a great deal of oseful infor- 
mation, temperately written and well di- 
gested ; and affortU a comgi^tc answer 
to the calumnies of these gentlemen. 

Gravamina Ecclesi^, a Statement of the 
numerous and increasing Oppreitiont 
of the Church; tbe Substance of a 
Speech addressed to tbe Clergy of the 
Diocese of Exeter. By tbe Rev. Jonaa 
Dennis, of Exeter College, Oafordy 
B.C.L. Prebendary of Kerswell, in the 
Royal Collegiate Church of the blef ted 
Virgin Mary, Exeter. 8vo. 2t, 

This is a most curioUR production, and at 
it is not likely to fall into the handf of 
many of our readers, we will indulge 
them with a copious analysis, before we 
proceed to our remarks. 

Mr. Prebendary Dennis, then Informs 
the clergy, met to elect a represeutatlve in 
convocation, that Dean Collet and Calvin, 
both pleaded strongly for Ecclesiastical 
Synods. Their importance is seen in the 
Wcsleyan Conference, and the Roman 
(^dtholic Synods, whose attempts to gain 
political power are reprobated, as is Mr. 
Pitt's proposition of the vefa, which would 
make the king an abettor of schism, to 
the destruction of the unity of the church, 
by setting up another bishop in a diocese. 
The scriptural authority for 'Synods is 
then adduced at considerable length ; and 
ecclesiastical precedents also are quoted, 
down to the time of the Reformation, 
when the clergy were, for assembling in 
Syixid at the summons of Wolsey, the 
Pope's Legate, threatened b^ Henry VIII. 
witii a Pr^munire: to avoid which they 
passed a Synodical Act, resigning for 
ever their right to meet in Synod, which 
was followed by a legislative enactment, 
called Subrnttsio Cieri, This was revoked 
by Mary ; but re-enacted by Elixabeth, 
though without the previous Act of the 
Clerg>', which, it is contended, makes 
void the statute. It is also contended that 
the church can claim the right to assem- 
ble in Synods, and proceed to deliberate^ 
even should the sovereign be disposed to 
withhold his concurrence. It is next 
sheAfn that tbe clergy were not originally 
liable to taxation, but that it was brought 
upon upon them by a rute de guerre, in 
the reii^n of Charles H. so that all taxa- 
tion of Ihe clergy by Act of Parliament is 
illegal. It is then asserted that the Order 
in Council of Geol^ 1. to compel the 
Convocatioii to dissolwi M aoon M ••• 



Hinbleiti njuan act orpuretyranpy, iinil 
tlMordrr, ccaiiug to be vt (urce aSut llie 
kioe'* ileaih, sliuubl ou lunger be re- 

TbcD (ullnwta list of evili which liiri 
bean iuiruduced tiace cuiivocstioni btive 
beea lurbiildcD to ftU. Lurd Harriwick'* 
Marriage A4 is uid lo biive aitblccted an 
■gcd cUreymau In a seiitean oF lraa&- 
punatioti,^- whicb hit bean w^is brukcii; 
•ad it n alBruicd Ihul there are rBinilies 
in and abuut Eteler, lubjrcl lo tbc most 
aUrniiui; ciiU hy llie prdviaionc of ihat 
Act. Tlic Tolenolon Act, wbUb it ii 
btn injiiiid tbnulii b« called ihc Act of 
Indulscnr*, li ibeii nuailcd, uul with 
[Nicullftr vehcmcucE lliat praniuun Ol IE 
wUcb obliges ibc Bitht^'s Court 10 re- 
giiNr >)it»uiiti)C places vT wnrihip. Tbe 
Senate ii then cuailimneil Tur rtpnyia;; 
the loyidly of the tiecgy, by virtiiig tlieiii 
unfit la lit in llio Hiniw of Cumaii>Q« ; 
sihj for ilimating lo tiit bithujjt at wbat 
afe they "hall ordain nuiiliilates for 
boly orders; and fur pasiiii^ Mr. Bu- 
iMd'i Act, wliicb riiniied (be liuc 
wilbin which pn^enlluenti mit;hE be 
inadu iu tbe Eccloiattiesl Couru. But 
the full lidc lit Ibe e^uiH lieolagirum it 
poured uu Mr. Ruh'k head, for bi« Act 
couceraine tbe Keglsien of Bapiisfut, 
Bud especially for <lcinRiiitin£ au oalh ut 
the eiiablisbed ulcrf^, Hfaere the bar« 
vroid of a Di«^«iiMr ti takan. Sir Juhu 
Nitbol U oeu euadeniucd for admiuiiig 
lay-baptiin). ttutt ii diuenUne buniinii 
ttioujh tbe Countil of Nice ackiiowledetd 
only 'one bantitin for ttic rcmisaion uF 
mu.' Now 'the power uli-eiiiiiliug Hi»,' 
■aya the Prebcoilaty,' ha* Devcrbeeti eoa- 
rer(«d on (be laiciy, coascqueml)' they 
can bav« i>o tight lo aUmiBiuer thai uidi- 
ikaocc, tbTousH which, wheo rightly re- 
ceived. dluB are rcDuUed!' Mr. Bullcr- 
wortb't bill is censured fur allowing lo 
thoK ^ho do nut declare IIiemBclvciDii- 
tenters, the pritilcfet which the Tolcia- 
lioii Act (ranted only to ihtiH wbu de- 
clared tbeir Jitient from tbe ettabliAbed 
religion. An urder fniui tbe War Office 
it then proununced a crealer iudicalkio 
•if aleaulns to Puixi^ tb>n any that was 
l^ven by Janlci II. for it otfert ■ aiilary 
to pi>|Hib chnplaHH in llie army, llie 
tame centurea -ar* paurcd on tbe annual 
cranu made to the Catholic College at 
Mayuottli. near Dublin. But the rrcalett 
sbar* of political acumen ia ditplayed in 
•apotinE the miuislerial trick by which 
that coDreisinu waa made 10 Calfaulica, 
forpropMiuc which the Whi|ra,lniiiiitra- 
Uan waa enpelbaj by the ' No Pupery' 
ary.TW) Aril step in ibe tlow proeeiswas, 
nut to ioseniuD tilt Regenl'i oath, any 
clauM equivalcnl 10 that in (be CeroM- 

lign-oaib. wbidi Itad oper*t*il at t hua 
ta the kitig't actiuiegt-'cure. Tbe« thi«4 
bill was ciuuKsled ue-ter an nmyei^iu 
liOe, UuMKglialhinhnuH!; sofhatiallMla 
il wat ditcnvered that Catbnlic oflUnU 
w«ce allowed to coimnnDd our Mwy aai' 
navy. Sir William S.-oti't Ntm-RcMdas 
Act it said M have duuUed thannmheL 
of uen-reddtnts in one year. The Firr, 
faenilary iben takti to bimMK no aoyl! 
credit for having induced Sir W. SmR U 
abuidua a bill, by whii'U Iliv uiToir lA n- '■ 
communiCBlion wn< lo h^ive iitni lakea 
outuflbe bauds ''ribeclcrgyt usaloofae 
ctpotiuc llie etil pruviiiuot dI Mr. 
Vautillart's lyllie-lcii .ni; l^ill. 
which he cnliteuiU In < 
good Ikrnien, and '. 

cletjiy being cxciiiJ- - 
presence, for wbiih. ..^. 

nputogy hai been ulfetnt. M 
Kga.\a pleads hit uwu 'ervicss, 

iiiff tbe Elder vol imtecrs to nh 

iBjin^ down their srmi, and tbe judgNtit I 

r their delerni 





o apply I 

proiecnt cthe uAeiiden | and ui 
to rciideribit church in 
pnrpote of diviae srrv 
priate ere letiatt leal utogv,' iln 
pnlljted M it undiiuhtedly ia. 
and contBiniuatcd by gnisa ■ 
purity. Our fure&llwre 1 
~ ihii r 




imAMiltMnaln ni Hi pcwem unholy 

Mib M tl» WoM of God. 
SfUda kavtt we Heeu an instanre of a 

hMft M perverted by a wrooK-headed 
fjilm; or to clear a demonstration that 
^mI iOMiadoAi, whhtHtt Just principles, 
m fike a llenr iteed without a bridle, 
ite will bnak his own neck and hit 
rMtf^t toob But, from the author, we 
IMI to hit work. , 

[7% k€ cmuimied in our next.] 

iMtOm^M Jmamal during the last lU- 

mm^fhtr DoMghUr^ Sarah Chismau, 

With a Plrdhce. * By Jane Taylor. 

Woo. 4i. 

IfastTATLOR, well known by her own 

writtegs, introduces the above 

to the i«li|pout public by the 


Miewhi|( ptfes contaih little 

m the artiest expreMiont of a 

litf chM, dorhfr her hut llhiess. Vet, 

11 bn ben thouffbt, that the couTerM- 

titat hem laeorded may have a happy 

tmimcf to direct the reoder't attention 

dnth towafdt unseen tUiof^ ; and to ex- 

kMt thcoi at objects, not only of cootem- 

iilWn, but of desire. And if any thougbt- 

wtyeofiip person— if any eartbly-minded 

pMiaui' should be impressed, by itt 

ptnini, with a more vivid conviction 

«rihe reality of the life to come, and 

<f the incooiparable excellency of that 

b teit ijilaii which saves the toul, it 

laeldaford an additional illustration of 

Ikt Apotde't assertifint that < the weak- 

■m ef the things of God is stronger than 

iki power, and wiser than the wisdom of 

*«>' We regard not the meanness of 

Iki iatinuiieat which discovers distant 

^■wUs to our view, and shall we refuse 

b> Wtm tomcthing of the kingdom of 

■xto horn * one of these little ones ?' 

' hi the ceorte of the preface, which is 

*wthf of the Editor, she draws a power- 

Jd tnpMMOt in favour of Christianity, 

«<Mtte coDtolation it affords in death 

^ to the spirit of a child. The narra- 

^ ilitif, though perhapt somewhat toj 

J^Me, St bcautifullv simple; and we 

^■^ aot anil be hignlv interesting, and 

^kope cmiDentiy useiul, to persons of 

^ >ti and age of the deceased — about 

^*v«/ l^^riet. By James Edmeston. 

^ h aridoai we meet with sacred ooetry 

^■nkgref itttafajcct. The mass of oymn* 

■■''tit look no farther than to the piety 

"^•ent, and the jingle ol the 

I if these good peuple wriu 

■ - theniselvet, it is well ; but 

4^ . it| alaty .innidtted 


with tuch publications : it is, therefofOf 
with peculiar pleasure that we point out 
to our readers the simple and beautiful 
compositions of Mr. Edftiestoo, whom wb 
consider as a young writer of great pro- 
mise. He has dressed the purest evau|;e* 
lical sentiments in the chastest garb of 
the celestial muses, ai)d will add another 
name to those of Cowper, Mon^omery, 
and the ladies of the name of Tuylnr. to 
whom our serious youth are certainly 
under very considerable obligations. 

The leading pi^e of this volume is ep- 
titled ' The Search ;' that is, after happi« 
ness; a delicate subject to touch after it 
had been treated by Mrs. Hannah More s 
the poem contains, however, tome fine 
passages, but wants an argument pre- 
fixed, and there is no table of contents to 
the other pieces — many of them also hikvit 
no titles ; — ^little defecu these, and easily 
remedied. By way of specimen we thau 
select the two shortest pieces in the hooky 
becatise they accord best with oiir rooUk, 
and at the same time have' sufficient 
merit to justify our commendation, though 
perhaps nut equal to several others. (See 
pp. 7, 14, 26, 56, &.C.) Surely had John- 
son lived in the present ds\y he must have 
revoked his ceusure of sacred poesy, 
which seems to have originated in a want 
of taste for such compositions. 

Oh to be pure as morning light. 
First issuing from the solar springy 

Ere it be sullied in its flight, 
By touch of any earthly thing. 

Oh for the Seraph's sou^ of fire. 
To tread the path by seraphs trod ; 

Through endless ages to aspire. 
Fast by the oracle of God. 

Released from sin, and warm with love. 
Ail life and knowledge, light and blist ; 

The happiest soul thit reigns above, 
Eujoys no happier heaven than this. 

p. 10. 

The Pillar of Clmtd by Day, oniofFhr* 
by NighL 

How often has the gloom which spread. 
Above the Christian pilgrim's head. 
And darkened all his earthly way, 
Like Israel's beacon-cloud by day ; 
Changed as the hour of death drew ni|h. 
To flame that streamed alon^thc sky,-. 
And lit his footsteps through the night. 
With holy fire and heavenly light ! 

p. 13. 

Sermont on Interesting SuJkjects. By^ 
Ministers belonging to the Associate' 
Synod. 12mo. 5s. Qd, 
The occasion of this publication is sin* 
gulor. The students, under the charge 
of Dr. LawBon, at Selkirk, rt^ttltfjg tW 



■mallnestor Ihcir librarv. and ihEirinabi- 
■ lily to eiiUree jl, retutveil lu altcmpi Ihe 

ID ibc hiipe <hat the «>le nilghl riiable 
them lo runcR their libraiy wilh B ftw 
va!uable buoka. We a^nll^e Ihe ingei 
nuily uf tbe^e young men, tinil have iin 
duubt tbal tbeir iuniKeut and laudable 
pnjcct will succeed ; anil if our apfiro- 
bitiou of tbis valuTDC may cunlribule to 
thmt cud, we stall be gratilied. 

Tlie Rev. Mcatn. lainietuD, Shaw, 
Pedilie, BElfrage, Marshall, Brawn, 
M'Kerrow, Lnwtun, HeadcniUii, Hliy, 
Fnuer, Bcallic, ThumsiiD, aail Ualmcr, 
fcindty acceded to ibc pr^poiiliiiii or the 
■tudeoll, and Lave combined iheir va- 
luable laboiin lo produce the ureaeut vo- 
lume, which does honour to liiemielvei, 
and lo Ihat respectable ind Evaagelical 
cliBt of CbrisliaD mlniiters tu wbich 
Ihey bclun;. 

The subjects are a« follow :— On the 
Decay of Rtliidaus AfFcctiani, Job iiii. 
2.— Ontbe Fottiiudeof Paul, Acti u.21. 
— Aoeelt ioslructcd by the Church, 
Ephei. iii. 10. — The chjiiitable use uf 
Richea enforced, Luke xvi. 9.— On the 
niiencc of Job, Job L 2i^-Tbe Christiau 
doctrine of SinctificaliOD, Rom. viii. 3. 
—On Resignalion Ui the Divine Will, Job 
il. 10.— On ibe Duly of ibe Old lo praitc 

God, Pa. cilviii. 7—12 On the Duly of 

tbe Watchman, Exek. x>iitt 7, 8 —On 
Faith, Heb. li. l.-The Pastoral Care, 
Heb. liii. 17.— On Chrifliao Hope, 1 Pet. 
i. 3— Tfae joy uf the Ethiopian. Eunxicb, 
Acts kiij. .19.— Oa the Reiurrectiuu of the 
Dead, t Cor. xv. 3S. 

Our narrow liOiiti will Dot admit of a 
criucal eiamination of each ditcoiir^e. 
TbeycoDOOl be expected u> postei« cqu^l 
nerii; but they arc all good, andaomeof 
(hem *ery eteellent ; we thall not inii- 
diuuily point them out, but recommend 
tbCTUlumetuour readen, whowilljudj^ 
for tbtmtelvex of li^eir runi|>arative 
wurib- Our opinion U hij-hly in thrir 
fovour { we wiib iheoi goml succctE ; and 
(ball be happy to tee anotbcr volume 
equally valuable, and for the same pur- 

niumi bestowed on blm u a fHead t* 
iducatiuo, bt religious Uheny. nnd to the 
•oar. 'He hat ufirn niiiarkcd,' t»yt 
ilr. G. Slid remarked with tear< in hli 
yes, — ■ I am not rich, or I wouH i;** 
iberally ; but yuu ihall have niy n 
ny thoughts — my esertions,' w 
•CDCi olcnt object ba<i btcn pmiw 
pfr. Iviiney has also iatnMuoed 


J CoiKhim nn t\r Tnitkt of OtrMmtlB 

aaJIkt Divint h,/Hr«iian •/ IJkr Mtm 

Tei/ommt. Deiigiia) chiefly for TuuM 

pe«ou,. llatn. 3*. u 

We noticed in our Isit SupplemtM'Jl 

Cstechian of the Ilvidcnce* at Cbril- < 

tiauity, for the ute at Si;li(nl*t' Ulta 

aspim higher i and aeemt iolnidld fof 

persons of mDr«ad.auc<fdeducaliDa. W*' 

duubt Ibe propriety of inlroduciuf ibt 

alius- ~ . - . rr . 

ginal authors Tbe two great rcqi*- 
tites in a calcrhitiu are timplidtf and 
autboriiy. 'The author of this*- 
ever, appear* to be well B«|uuatcd balb 
wilb Ihe facts and arguments lu ttraalU 
Ihe Christian religion, and hai expnatd 
Ihem with neatness and perspicuity. We 
admire the SgHOyiii preRied, nhkk 
would form au eicelleut syllabm f'lTti^ 
periuQ lecturing on this imporiadt ub- 

T^o hjlumttn/lhe Gotptlin It* JUW- 
patiim of Deals : a !wrmon M Ibl 
Monlbly Menioe at Saltan* Hall, Jw- 
6, 18211. By Robert Winter, OA 
piiendix. containiti^ a Wd 

With t 

I Apjiei 


V Hall congregatiuo, from 
U. 6d. 



-uodrd upon 3 Tfaa. 
w ready to lie oAi^ 

k ^ f^aUTttl Sermon far hu Bofat HigK- 

h Htfi Iht Duke of Ktttt. I'reat-hed at 

B St. Uemeiit's Cburcb. Bv W. Gumey, 

^ M.A. one of his Koyal Higliueis's Chap- 

^H laius. Bvo. 

^K- 3%c IHatk ef Patriatic Princai a 

^^H n^jetl far Niainnai l^uuKtatien. 

^^H Preuhed uD Ibe same uccaiiuu at Eagle 

^^H Vtnal Meeting. By J. Ivincy. Svu. U. 


ime of my dep! 
The preacher prapusci iwo innina^ 
1. What are those discoirries oTlkeOif-' 
pel which connect themaelve* wHk tht/ 
aiitic.pilioni.r death? and 3. iVtaiitlH' 
Dperiiiou of these di^cuveiSes en tfctf 
niiod in ibis particular view ? Tbcte !•-' 
purtant iuijuirict arc answem] ia ■ fnll 
and satislaitory maimer, and Hosed wftk 
appropriate mid dcvuut rcHeiruui — n- 
fleiiuua which reccinl 
from ihc author's, ••■■•i' 
bavins fur inn ly ntim-i 
logellirr uiib the c< i: 

nieei again. 
OS it will, <i 

« lu hi 1 plan (f 

Bivnw OP REuoioua pubijk:ation8. m^ 

•onUp, mki, the rrouDd be occupied for derable menty and such as may be accept- 
other pupo^es ; the preacher expresses able to pious persons, to assist their 
hit h^ aud that ot the associated mi-' closet roeditatioDs, or to be read, in aiUtt- « 
DiAffB, that the congregation may be tion to a chapter, (especially to the chap-* 
difBCifd to tome other place equally com- ter from whiqb the text is taken), in the 
■wdi — 1 , and that the usefulness of the family. The perusal of one of these* me- 
miCBt amiaters. Dr. CoUyer and. Mr. diutions, before leaving the chamber in 
Laeey, may be more and more extended, the morning, may fix the text in the mind 
Tbe Appendix contains a brief account for the whole day, which may frequently 
of thefuni»er ministers of Salters* Hall, occur while the reader * sits in thehous* 
%ii. Rev. Messrs. Mayo, Taylor, N. New- or walks by the way.* TMe book may 
iMui, J. Newman, Tuu^, S. Newhani, be a pleasant companion at the Irreak' 
Titcomb, Barker, Spilsbury, Farmer, /a#/./a/»(^, as useful, if not quite so enter-. 
l¥«rtbiiigtoo,Jacomb, Winter, and Savill. uining as the newspaper ^ and, if wa 
Saliera* Hall has been occupied as a mii^ht venture to propose so unfashion- 
of worahip for nearly 130 years. able a method, were it introduced at the 

, tea-table^ it might give occasion for mora 

sssts^s^Ms useful conversation than sometimes pre- 

JM^ Bf^d: or MediUtions, Prac- ^''>» ^\ ^}^^ vti^U The Editor hints 

^^- and Experimental, for every Day »*»« ^^»^ *^«y, "^^^ "»«^»^ «{> y««nf 

hi tlM Year, by more than One Hun- P^ch«"' ' who will find examples of afl 

di^ ofthe most eminent and popular *»>« Tl^''^^ ^f.^*^?^"? * .^** ^^"""^ 

MkdMCfs of the last half ctui^y, aud "«°«*«** ^y ^' C'*"**'- '«> whatever way, 

alM alher writers j the whole adapted however, this volume may be used, wa 

9kker §u€ the closet or family, aud con- *«?»* ^^^\ " ""'^^ promote the ed.ficatioa 

the outKnes of 366 Discourses. ^^ the senous reader, and nith that wish. 

TTwSlieiiii^ Editor. 12mo. 612 pp.' *«<* that expccuiiou. we cordially re- 
Si. a commend it. 

publications, similar tO' this, ^ ^ ^ , . ^ 

formeTly been published, and have Scrwture Reasons for embracing In/ani 

weU received bv thos^ who desired Baptum. By a Convert to Padobap- 

• the word of Chrmt might dwell in *"«»• 12mo. 2*. (k/. 

then richly.' We refer especially to the It is a plea«ing consideration that the 

two small volumes by UogHtsky, aud to most able defences uf the Gospel itself, as 

two larger by the late W. Mason, Esq. : well as some of its peculiar docirines, 

Irat the present volume possesses advau- have been elicited in con*equeuce uf 

tifes superior to either, as coutaiuiug a some daring attack upon them by rash 

mater variety, both in matter and stvle, or subtle impugners of the faith. Thus 

Dciag the production, not of an individual this able. Scriptural Manual — for such 

writer, but of many ministers and others we must call it — viould have never ap- 

hi the habit of giving instruction from peared during the author's life, bad not 

the ¥foni of God. Many of the articles a neighbouring layman of his called it 

were g^co to the Editor in MS. by the forth, * by a bold and censorioiU address 

ministers whose names are affixed to on infant baptism.' 

then, end others (generally with their The wortny author, (once a Baptist 

pemisiicHiJ were taken down, when minister, as we suppose,) having boldly 



or this express purpose. Many triumphed in his former t>emiments, was 
eit tahm from the papers of a decea«ed Jed, at length, < to follow truth wherever 
Irki^ who was in the habit of hearing it might lead him ;' and he now asserts— 
•tvcral of tbe Evangelical Clergy and Dis- * I am convinced that there is neither 
MMcrs, about 30 or 40 years a^ ; and precept nor example in the Bible for my 
«lh(fs ere selected from the religious pe- past practice, as there is none for the rc- 
nsiceb of the same period, which are oaptizmg of those who have been bap- 
■w la iioet readers of the present day. tized in the name of the Father,' &c. He 
' — ^lerkcd T.W.are by the Editor, fairly examines all the passages in the 
the names affixed, we observe Nc-w Testament, in a regular order, that 

. of OcU, Fuller, Pearce, Swaine, have a special reference to baptism, and 

llssdy» Medley,' Dr. Simpson, Hitchin, deduces thence a variety of arguments in 
si.^.«.. .^^ Lambert; and among living support of his present sentiments. His 
. Drt. Ryland, Bogue, and Ma- aim to be concise has, perhaps, rendered 
■ Jay, Parsons, Burder,Cockin, some of bis reasons for infant baptism 
^^^ - ^ less cowtpleie than might be wished : vel 

'^hen it is not mirea< we are aware, that ooociieness haf sis 
|«ctieD of eoDsi- its edvantages. 



Fuatrat Sermim) "H Ike Death o/the King and Duke of Kent. 

W. CUplio. 


SI. 8* II fain -• Ch. 



rsa Xoim] Srpllrlr 

'Ian olihc Helen. &E. 

•c D"in .n. 

U v( Gc,.,„ III. Ut Ftll 

Eulblj'HiianHiiI UirL 

<r Qad K 

I'l MimoSti, it. 
.e of RfiukI, fcc 

'Bt Dicil In iGoadnw J 



— A. Vfi* 

— r. Bnaoldi. 

— J- Rlrnioii, D.P.t 

— B.C.WililDt.H. 

— «. Wintrt, D.b, 

— fi.YaUE, M.A. 

Dr. Cullyer*! two ScimoDS appearing lint on tbis occaBiun we gave ihem a diMloct 
aolice, auil chciuld ^Udly bave paid ihe same rcapcct tn all ihe uiben, but our 
(rill au rrom tlie prccedjiig \'m itial ibii oai alKulutcly iinposAible. Sullicc il tti 
to obiervF, tbat or the above diEfnoraei, tbixe dUlinguisheifbT au Asl«riik, cooti. 
adislinct luken of respci-t to hi> Hoyil Higlineit the Uukeuf^ent ; and iboie ihM (t) 
markedibaTeeacliHii AppCDduurAiiecdules, U(icuincnls,ur Bleify. FrnmlheAnccdDHK 
we bavf pieu sume exirscu in a subi>equeiit nnkle, Dr. Evaiu, Dr. RijipoD, aid Du 
Wiutcr, bave bad a particular view w Ibc progress prreligioui libertjr duriDgAcbl 
reigit. and the aboliliun of ibc Slave-lrade. Mr Iviiney has an Appeiictii ul 70 P«|M> 
coulaiuiDg cliiFfly daculDeoU rcUlive to the affairs uftlie DiiBenlen acid the CatMid. 

IVe have heard tbal il ii in cunlnnplation to publish an additiuual uumbcr of Pf(> 
cournes on Ibis subject, iu furiu ot a periodica) work, li) be iutitled * Uemoriali el ' 
Pitty nod Vinuei of his laic Majesty and the Oukc uf Kent.' 

/m thtPrf. 
Thb Rev. R, Meek is preparing Tot putt- 
licBliuQ a Volume at Anerdutes, illuttra- 
tiTC uf the inipurlniicc mid ulilit)' uf Tract 
Socieliea. Mr. M. »ill feel nbtiged by 
the early ciimtuunicaiiiiii □( any welUau- 
thcnticated auecdulei an this tulqcct 
' Ruyal Virtue : — A Tour to Kensiu£lon, 
Wiudtor, and Clareoiont ; «i' a Cuatem- 
ptaiiou of ibe Cbaracter and Virtiiet of 
, George III. the Duke ol Kent, and the 
Prioceis Charlutle. To be iu Paru. 
A Ref uuiioD of ihe Objections lo the New 

- -■■ "^J.Beltamy. 

f Pesluluiii'i 
hother'a Book, illuurated with eDi;rav- 

A Clergyman ii abuui lu ^ubliA tbt 
Adventures of T. Eustace, a ManBer, 
ihipHrecked off (he Auiericu) («•«■ 
H hen be buog by bii bands la tkc ndM 
oF ibe ship for e'ghli 

Lacuii : urMaur' _ 

By Hie Rev. U. Coltuu,' late Fdlo* of 
Kiug'i College, CambmlEe. 

T. Wdliauis beg. it to b 
that the Memoir be il prr paring, {i 
tioued in our last), is nut a mrr« 
lion of anecdotes, but a review «f ilia Iplt 
reign, with a particular referean Wtk* 
pruj^rcss of Luowledgc, rtjigius, 

Tie Fin 

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l^M Keili c Minister'^ Asftttant ; m The CbrMan Hante built on « R«ck| 

if If oroiiir and Eveuiuc Pra^rt or ad Antidote to Infidelity. U. Kai* 

I Wcakt) tor the use of FamiUes ; belUtlied witb Copper-plate EngravinK*! 
vmforparticiilaroccaiioBt. By * God MTe tbe fjii^i' a Scmigti al 

wBkJv ^^^ S** Blnproody on the Accestion of luof 

lli'e KingdoB; or a Brief !•- Geo. IV. By Alfred Bishop, 
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(rtlativeto the FactytheS^ns. - ^ ^^ m^ . -.•_ 

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leUct of the Rev. James Bowden, of Tooting,) who died at Ilam- 
niersniith, January 27, 1820. Aged 73. 

Iftcri trusUd in Thee ; tkey trutted^ and ihtm didti deliver them. F$, ssU, 4. ' 

ect to see the sacred page, 
losen guifle in early youth, 
'd in life's decliuiug stage, 
rov^d to be eternal truth * 

behold that blessed ray, 
f (faiicu illum'd the teuiler mind, 
xe and more to perfect day, 
save a radiant trace behind. 

s kmr course, who early taught 
hat mind the ways of God ; 
lo Him my opening thoui^ht, 
d nse in the heav'uly road. 

s bar course, but she is gone, 
m possess the promised rest : 
lict*s pastr— her victory won, 
Adren rise and call her blest. 

tad in Jehovah's power, 
ildom, faithfulness, and lovo} 
te every trying himr, 
MB coniduct her soul above. ■ 

'- promis'd grace 

nf Jordan's strei^q^ ; 
•aly beams 

1 saw those promises fulfill'd 

On which she placed her humble trust t 
Witness*d her willingness to yield. 

Her feeble body to the dust. 

Rich in the exercise of fisith. 
She calmly enter'd Jordan's Aooda 

Expressing with her dying breath ' 
Unshaken confidence in God. 

With sweet serenity and peace 
She spoke the gladness of her heart y 

And, pantiar for celestial bliss. 
Felt it far better to depart. 

* Von can sing victorv now,' I ssidi^ 

* 1 can — I can !' she quick replied t ' 
Then bow'd that truly honour'd head 

* And ' more than' conqueror,' gctotly 


Oh blessed victofyT-glorioas priae, 
Obtain'd through Jesos' pseeioiis blood s 

Paith rested on his saerificsL 
And prov'd in death tha baais good. 

Our parents trusted — so wouM wa : 
Then let ns tread the path they trody 

That all our iismilies may be 
A seed to serve our Savlottr, God. 

I •!•♦ 1 



\Vb promised io our last a few Anec- 
dotes of * our i^d old Kiu^ ;' and we 
have selected ihoM wbUb appear the 
most autbeutic, and most cou^uial with 
our work. The foUowiug stmugly depict 
his pefMual reliipou, evun^hcid pnuci- 
ples, aud decided attachmeut to a liberal 
toleraiioD. If auv of our readers iuauire 
'Why, with such prlociples, tbe King 
did not do more for reli^^ion?' they be- 
tray their ignorance of the Lmited fiowen 
cif a Kiug of England under our happy 
Coaiatitution ; aud we may safely chal- 
lenge such objectors to point out a mo- 
narch who, under the same circumstances, 
ever did so much. 

9fk kmf€ b€€% fammrtd with the/Uhwing 
£xtrmctt/rwm am umfrimteH Senm^m, 6y 
Dr. Craekmeii, ai ff^q^mouih. 

1. His Majesty was firm in his attach- 
ment to what is usually called the ortho- 
dox creed ; tUc doctrine < t theTnoity,the 
Deity and atuuenieut of Christ, tbe uork 
of the Spirit, appeared tu him so essen- 
tial to Christianity, thutlhe persons ubo 
opposed these sentiiueuts were not seen 
by him in a favourable light. I n one of bis 
Majciity's Portland eKcur>«ious, the Kev. 
Joseph Wilkins joiueJ tbe royal party ; 
this gcuilemau was a collector of the 
cui'iouw productions of UHture, many of 
which he shewed to his Majesty and the 
Royal Fdiuilv, aud with which they all 
exprejtsed tbeuibclves highlv {crat.Hcd. 
Upon Mr. Wilkiu% retiring, his Majesty 
inquired the name of the gentleman who 
had afforded them so much entertain- 
ment. It was replied that it was Mr. 
Wilkins, the Dissenting mini>ter of Wey- 
mouth. ' The Disseutnig minister of 
Wfymouth ?' said the King, * I hope be 
is not one of Dr. Priestley's sort,' and be- 
ing informed that he was nut, the King 
added, ' then it is all very well.* 

2. His Majesty not only observed tlie 
Christian Sabbath, by attending regularly 

' the house of God on that day, but he en- 
couraged its sauctifiration through his 
household. In confirmation of this state- 
ment, permit me to relate an anecdote 
of Mr. (V^y* Air. Gray resided in the 
palace from the time of his Majesty's ac- 
cession to the peiiod of his death, which 
happened in li:s01. He was an ingenious 
mechanic, aud, under the immediate eye 
of the King, many alterations were from 
tima to tlme^ffccted in different apart- 

ments of tbe rojral residence. A princi- 
pal in atteudencc upon the person of hit 
Majesty said to Mr. Gray, on a Sunday, 
* I wish yon to have a bedstead removed 
from such n nnmi, naming it^ to such • 
room.' My lord,' said Gtay, *! ne»« 
do any thing of that kmd on a Sunday; I 
would do it for no one eacepi hi* Majesty 
commanded it, and in saying that, my 
lord, I run no risque, for 1 am persnadirt 
the King will not order it to be dona.' 
The refusal gave ofreuce, and was fiit 
lowed by n report of the transnctiua l» 
the King. The King smd to bis hud- 
ship (as he afterwards informed Gmy) 
' Gray is a good man, that feais God, aM ' 
sooner than require him to make snck 
alterations, 1 would sleep without a bed- 

3. When in the church of God hb 
Majesty*^ whole deportment was cfaa- 
racteriied by gravity, reverence, and ds- 
yotion. Nor wras his Mi^ty a mem i 
judge of pulpit compositions. If the scr> 
niuns were either political or paneg}Tica], 
they never received expressions of lui • 
Majesty's approbation. In the judgweat 

of the King, that sermon was the bat 
which united the doctrines aud duties of 
Christianity; which exhibited them in 
their mutual relation, and enforced their 
influence on tbe head, the heart, aud tbe 
life. Here 1 shall introduce his Majesty's 
own ubservaiion, * I,' said the King to 
the late Rector of Weymouth, * do n it 
like mere moral preaching. It is my wish 
to have the Gospel in the sermons, and 
morals in tbe lives of the clergy, as this 
would be the most effectual method of 
holding forth the word of life in the church 
aud world.* As preachers, tbe late 
bishops of Loudon, Lowth and Porteus, 
were held in the highest estimation hy 
his Majesty. 1 reroUect hearing the King 
name * Sir' Isaac Newton a« the glory oi 
Cambridge,' when he immediately added, 
' and Lowth the glory of Oxford. 

4. Tbe King was no bigot. He loved 
good men whether they belonged to the 
Episcopal Church, establishM in the 
south, or the Presbyterian church, esta^ 
blisbed in tbe north. T^t Dissenters 
under his Majesty's reign have bad their 

rivileges -repeatedly extended ; and to 
im and his family they feel a sii 


* This communication 
friend the late Dr. Bvp' 
Weymouth at th^^ 
one of his ¥ 

I b^ 



l&^mHkt. * God forbid,' 
ta Lord Mmnsfteld, ' tbat 
voce of opinion should 
Mition, or adiiiit of one 
reiUins suffentig unjustly.' 
bMajesty's domestics were 
atteiidiu^ Dissenting cba- 
Kios^oew auti approved; 
tu worship God accordin|; 
of their own consciences. 
f mouth, the late Kaac 
wed tu attend the lude- 
el» which his Majesty 
a him, * Clarke, does your 
or me?' Mr. Clarke re- 
bate your Majesty, always, 
itly.' Theu said the King, 
lister 1 am obliged to him, 
iC is not paid for it.' It is 
ined thut the King meant 
lious, but only to suggest 
harch was not endowed} 
rescribed form of prayers, 
I Majesty must of coufae 
tontary. Watts and Dodd- 
lenters of the Independent 

and scarcely any diviues 
in the King's rej^ards. 
Weymouth, in 1B05, that 
had the honour of au iu- 
aeKing, when his Majesty 
Durable declaration which 

so widely circulated, and 
ever do honour uuto his 
ii my wish that every poor 
t taught to read his Bible.' 


leralds present, who was a 
kTe the following pleasing 
a religious fneud : * There 
ile transaction something 
ug, and capable of imparl- 
6t. After the King %»as 
ivested with royal dignities, 
rere allowed the privilege 
their coronets, looking 
M>mpauy of kings — in some 
erioil thev were such — hut 
re they thus attired, than 
ir, one by one, and laid 
at the feet of their Sove- 
le King, in testimony of 
(O power or authority but 
ved from him; then ki&s- 
tr, they were afterwards 
his hand, upon which their 
restored to ihem,*and they 
d to reign as subordinate 
ould not fail of leading my 
(irioui a<isembla^e of kings 
icribed in the Revelation, 
- ''-owns before the throne, 
•^ worthy, O Lord, 
'-, and bleas- 

log, and power!'— Ah, thimght I, l£per> 
RHtted to make oo» of that blessed throu|f 
redeemed from amtmgst men, bow in- 
ferior will such tUte appear as is now 
attendant on the nobles of England! — 
Wbep the King returned to the hall, 
where the great feast was prepared for 
the select company, who entered with 
hiift, he appeared in great splendor, haTf 
inc the crown on his head, tne orb in hit 
left hand, and the sceptre In his rlriM. 
The visible glory was resplendent wnen 
he entered^ under the great canopy ^of 
state ; being hung with golden bells } 
and three thousand wax candles were lit. 
almost instautaueoiisly. The doors were 
shut on the music ending. The l^ing 
then sat down upon his tl.rone, with au 
his crowned tMibles before him, (the stcpi 
o( it surrounded by bis lleraldi,) when 
the^ feasted upon the richett daintict* 
This raised my« mind to that gkirioiis 
period (which by these things was faintly 
shadowed forth to me) when the whole 
Israel of God shall be brought into the 
presence of the Great King, with joy on 
every side, to feast on eternal delights. • 
However 1 could not but noticcthe plea- 
sure here was damped by fatigue. I 
could speak experimentally on this pomt : 
but at that glorious period nothing shall 
interrupt the bliss. One thing 1 roust 
not omit, which much pleased me. When 
the anointing was over in the Abbey, and 
the crown put upon the King's bead, 
attended with great shouting, the two 
Archbishops came to hand him down to 
the altar to receive the Sacrament, when 
he told them he could not partake of 
that ordinance wearing his crown; for. 
he looked upon himself, when approach- 
ing the King of kmgs, in no other light 
than that of a bumble Christian, which 
were his very words. The bishops re- 
plied, although there was no precedent, 
his wish should <rertainly be coinplied 
with, and immediately he took it off and 
laid it aside— begging the same might be 
done by the Queen's crown. On being 
informed that could not easily be done, 
on account of the manner of its being put 
be replied, < We/^, then, let it be 


considered at the present as part of her 
dress, and in no other light.' When 1 saw 
and heard this, it warmed my heart, and 
1 could not "but think— Surely there will 
be ' good found in him towanls the Lord 
God of Israel I' — Riffpom's Sttmrnftr tkt 


in the year 1805, when an installadon 
of the Knights of the Garter was ap- 
proaching, and his Mi^esty was con* 
versing with some persons or high sank 
on that sttbjeet, n diatiag i ri sh ea aobl»n 


MM Mid 10 eke Kinr, « 8lr» are boI Um 
•ew Kni|clif • aow to he inttalicd obliffed 
to iAk«* ibc Serranicnt brfure tbc cere* 
Booy^ HU Migenty chaupo^ cuuutc- 
DAOCC, umI, anuiuiiiK a severe liiok, re- 
plicU, * Nu ; that relifiuut intiitution it 
not to be iniaeU with our profaue cere- 
iBoiiiet. Cvco at tbe time of my coro- 
natioo, I was very uowillioK to take the 
Sacrameat; but wbeu thry told me il 
wat iadispcBsablr, and I must take it, be- 
fore I appruacbed tbe Coiuuiuniou Tablr» 
1 took oA' tbe bauble from my bead. 
Tbe SacranMot, my Liord, it not to be 
profaned by our gnihic iuttitutious.'— > 


NicboU, Potter, and T. \Vd4on» Pre- 
bendariet of Weftniioster, preaching oue 
after another, bedaubed the Kio|;, who 
a« Lord Maiitficld telU me, e«pre»«cd hi^ 
ofTeocc publicly, by stylus that he rame 
to chapel to bear the nrdise of God, and 
Bot hii own. — HiMhouifarimrt^m'sLetim, 


It bai been stated, by those who had 
opportuiiitie* of kiii>Miu|^, that, of the 
few booM whii-li the Kiu^ read, the Bii)le 
was coustautly on the table iu his clo^t, 
and the Cdniiueiitar}* i%hich he selected 
for hi« private readiiii; was Matthew 
Henry's K&poftitiou. A piouf female ser- 
vant, Hho«e office it was to arraiif^e the 
library roimi, has l>cen often heard to 
say, ' I love to follow my master iu hia 
reading of the Scriptures, and to observe 
tbe pa&sajces he turns down. 1 wish 
erery hodv made the Biltlc as much their 
daily stuily as my f^ood master does.' — 
KeAfoTffa Sermon, pp. 12, 13. 

A friend callini; uinm his royal hic^h- 
nes9 the Duke of Kent, fuuud him with 
bis Bible iK'fore him, iu which he ob- 
served he had marked several passa^^ ; 
upon which he remarked to his n>yal 
highness, that he was an attentive reader 
of tbe Scriptures ; the duke replied, 
' H hat would vou sav, if you were to see 
my father's Bible .>' ' 

rhe works of the Rev. John Newton 
were introduced to the notice of on.* late 
revered and beloved .Sovereij^n, by the 
late Earl of Dartniouih, and the bif^b 
estimation in which his Majesty held 
them, was communicated by tbe same 
BoMeman to that worthy minister, who 

in his usual way said, ' \Vho would have 

thouf^bt tl 


ly salt 
I Sb( 

luld ever preach to 

His Majesty's old coachman, Mr. Saun- 
ders, was a hearer at the Lock, and of 
tbe Rev. Mr. Rimiaine; of Mr. S. the Kjn|f 
would often inquire what teits he had 
been hearing from, and how they were 
1( ofiaa eipraasinf bis apprabatioa 

by iayte» tfiaiit WM battw AvtaBy riMB 
waa ttf be beard la tooie placet. Thia 
ICuod man in consequence used toae- 
timet to place some of Mr. Romaine't 
works on the seat of bis M^esty't 
carriage (particularly his Law and Gopclj 
and on one occasion, when he had 
omitted this, the Kinfc called to bim^ 
' Where is my book, Saunden ?' Some* 
times he placeii relipous Tracts under 
the scat, with a comer visible, to in- 
vite the king's attcntwa ; and they were 
afterwards reirularly indorsed, as tbt 
Kiug^s manner was, to shew that ibcy 
bad been perused. 

On the 28th of October, 1795, when 
tbe King was ruing in bis state coach lo 
the House of Lords, be was shot at, and 
the ball parsed through tbe glass on tbt 
King's nght band, leaving a tniall hok^ 
and passed out of tbe other window, tbe 
glass of which was down. His UiJ^itj 
discovered no symptom of fear, but pto- 
cceded to the bouse, and pronounced his 
speech full as well as usual. Afterward, 
when it became the subject of anxioei 
conversation, the King joined in it whh 
le»s aritation than any one elw, and 
when he got into the coach to retoro, 
said to Lord Onslow (who relates this ia 
a letter written the same night) » * Well, 
my Lord, one person is pmpMing this, 
and another is »uppo*ing that, forgetting 
that there is One above us all who dii- 
poset of every thing, and on bim akme 
we dt'i>end.' The magnanimity, piety, 
and ?ood s«nsc of this struck me moit 
flirt ibly, said Lord O., and I shall neter 
forget the words. 

On another occasion when shot at by 
Hatfield, Mt is worthy of record, that whea 
his Majesty took leave of his family for the 
nii^ht, he culmiy said — ' I am going to 
bed viith a confidence that i shall sleep 
soundly ; and my prayer is that tbe poor 
unhappy prisoner, who aimed at my life, 
may ret^t as quietly as I shall.* * 

His Majesty was one day looking at 
the plate which had been recently brought 
from Hanover; and obser\ ing oue of the 
articles with the arms of the Electoiate 
engraved umm it, he said to the domestic 
who atiended him, ' This belonged to 
king George the Second, I know it by 
the Latin inscription,' which he then 
reail, adding, < in English it is, I h-utiim 
my sword. This,' said he, « I always dis- 
liked ; for had I nothing to trust in but 
the sword, I well know what would l^fuj 
the result : therafore when 1 a hjtkj 
cn»wn I altered it. My ^^ / 

trust in the truth, •/ tk* , __}i$wm* 

repeatlBf it ^ ,,^ i^m '\m 


Eaflish. He then with hit usual con- Chriitiani ofnrious denominatioiis.' His 

tec«nsM», said, < which of the two in- favourite coacbmao, hit head fardenery 

scn|itioiu do you like best ?' The attend- and the supenntendent of the ohservatoij 

ant f«|dicd» < Your majesty's is infinitely at Kew palace, were pious Presbyterians, 

prefcfsble to the other.' He said, * I His carpenter,* the Ate Mr. West, was 

have ever thought so, and ever shall a village preacher, and for many years 

think so : fur tk|erein is my trust and an honourable and esteemed member of 

my confidence.' He continued, < think Tottenham Court Chapel. It is an accra- 

you is it possible for any one to be happy dited fact, that his M^esty, if he met 

and comfbrtoble within himself, who has Mr. W^t on a Monday, would enquire 

Boc that trust and confidence ? 1 know What he had preached on the Sabbath, 

there are those who affect to be at ease wha( was his text, and how he esploined 

of infidelity ; but it it i^Jikin^^'s S€rmmf p. 12. 

while living in a state 

is all tifikeimiim ; it is only the ittmklance A labourer, in the Royal garden at 

y la / fwa i «i;— Tmb thing iTSELr IS Windsor, being found by hi* Majesty 

mpossiaLB.' The last sentence the king apparently in a state of dejection, and in 

ittered with so much pious fervour, that answer to his condescending enquiries, 

SB involuntary tear dropped firom his eye, havipg informed him that his distresa 

snd the attendant could not refrain from arose from a concern about his soul, he 

mnpathitfing def p^^ in the tender and was advised by the illustrious personage 

eevoai emotion which it discovered.-— to attend the preaching of a neighboufw 

M»^!ftr£s SwrmoH. ing dissenting minister. He attended 

_ and speedily obtained relief. Being called 

1BI UFO AH ENEMY T% PBB8ECUTI0N. ^ an^Kcouut by the Duuter pnUner 

The King was one day passing in his for this part of his conduct, and declaring 

mrrioge through a place near one of the it to be his determination to persist in it, 

royal palaces, when the rabble were go- he was turned out of his employ. But| 

Ihered together to interrupt the worship upon hearing the cause, the Sovereign 

of the Dissenters ; his Majesty stopped is stated not only to have reiosutcd him 

to know the cause of the hubbub, and in his employ, but to have reproved bis 

keing answere<l it was only some affair oppressor in words to the following efiiect: 

bctwcon the town's people, and the Me> ' Shall 1 allow of religious liberty in every 

thodistSy he replied, loud enough to be part uf my empire, and shall it be refused 

heard 1^ manv, * The Methodists are a to a labourer in nw own garden ?' — Dr, 

qoiet good kind of people, and will dis- SUttdmatCi #*. 5. /or tk^ Princess Char' 

nvh nobody : and it 1 can Icam that auy l9tts. 

pawns in my employ disturb them, they An under gardener, with whom the 

shall be immediately dismissed.' The King was accustomed familiarly to con- 

%Xn^% wtmst gr^cUus ^tch VISA speedily verse, was missed one day bv bis Mar 

meopttulatcd through the whole town ; jesty, who enquired of the bead gardener 

and persecution has not dared to lift iu where he was, < Please your M^iestv/ 

hand there since that period.— Cb66m'# said the gardener, < he is so very trouble- 

Ff^ptk Pnaeker, some with his religion, and is .always 

Tba King lived for some time at Buck- talking about it' < Is be dishonest?' 

iagbam-bonse. One, of the female do said the King, < Does he neglect hi* 

nesika was accustomed to atteud divine work ? ' < No, your Majesty, he is very 

worship at Surrey Chapel, for which she honest, 1 have nothing to say against 

was much persecuted by her fellow-ser- him for that.' ' Then send for him 

vabU ; they said, ' she was so methodis- again,' said the Monarch, ' whv should 

tical, it was quite miserable to live with he U turned off ? Call me Drfsndm- Sff 

her.' At length they contrived to ret ^^ Faith 1 Defender op the Faith 1 

from the Queen an order f4»r her ois- and torn away a man for his religion.' 

Missal She appealed to the King, who, When a ceruin iodividual of narrow 

Imting mode enquiries respecting her, views and contracted policy, proposed to 

diraetod that she should be retaiued in brio^ in a bill into parliament to prevent 

the scsvicc", and that any one who per- the increase of lioenses to dissenting 

•ccnccd her should be dismissed. He preachers, his Majesty, on being applied 

aided, ' he was sure Rowland Hill was to ou the subject, returned for auswer— 

a cood man, and he wished more of them 'If the Bill should 'pass through both 

went to hear him.'— Crmfv»'« Sermon^ houses, it shall not obum my sanction, 

m 53^ as there shall be no persecution iu my 

^Itat hia late Majessty was practically reign.'— iVeriioii'j Sfrmom, p. 20. 
"^ ' ~ ~ ~ of religious liberty will not be 

p^Mftlun, whenit is kn<»wuthat * Mr. West was carpenter to the 
^~ w«re found professing Board of Works. 


With a view to raiic an •Id domestic tholic emancipation, and to remove all 

to a more lucrative iiitiiatiua, hift Majesty thuse barrier^i, which excluded Roman 

removed him from Loiidun to WmdAor ; Catholics fnmi the highest offices in the 

but after some weeks, ol)fierviii;r that the stute. In lki07, wheu Lord Grenville 

man did not appear so cheerrul as u^ual, applied to the Kiii^ on this subject, we 

he very condescendingly em|uired if he .are told (ou the authority of a letter of Sir 

were in p;t>od health, to whiih the ser- II. ilarpor}, that hift Majesty replied,' My 

vant replied that he wa«. Some time Lor*l, — 1 am one of tbose wbo respect 

afterwards, his Majesty fttill perceiviuc an oath. 1 have (irmuess ftufiicient to 

that he appeared unhappy, and heiuff on (|uit my throne and retire to a cottage, 

enquiry, aipiin infnrme<l that he was in or place m/ueck on a bhick or a scif* 

I^cmI health, insisted on beinc; made ac- fold, if my people require it ; but 1 have 

quaintetl with the cause of his digress, not resolutiou to break that oath which 

when the man, who was a nienkbvr of 1 took in the most solemu manner at nj 

one of the Scottish chun'hes in London, coronation.' 

reluctantly told the Kin^, that he was 

removed from his relif^ious pri%ile|^s; At another time, beinj^ further urgtd 

that he could not enjoy them at Windsor by one of his ministern on this snbject, bt 

(as then circumstanced;, and be^:p*d to said with much gooil nature, and with a 

be tent back to his former situation, that couci^cnesii that was common to hin, 

he micht be restored to them aptin. To ' Tell mc who took the conmation oath? 

this the Kini; ipraciously cousenicd, and did you ivr I?' The pleailer was not 

it took place. — Med/or^M Serm'm. stopjVd by his pointed reply, but wta 

— ^— proceeding, Allien the Kin|;, interruptinf 

The late King was in the habit of fipeak- him, said, ' Dundas, let me hmvt no 

ini; to his domestics in the most conde- mure of your Scotch sophistry ; I took 

sccudiuf^ manner. On one occasion, the oath, and 1 must kcH'p it.'-l-/7k/gmi'f 

wheu he wait n^oin^ to Windsor, lie mot J^ermon. 

a fomale of his o-t.ihliHhnuMit, and a<> the ......_ 

servants were ^fiu^rally niurh ploa&t-d At the York A^isizos in 1803, the clerk 

with the ncconinuMlations at the Cattle, to a nuTiuniilc house in Leeds, was tried 

he fOiNl hnniouredly saluted her with a on a charge of fiir<;ery, found piilty, and 

conj^ratulation, inclndinj; a (ino-tlon if condi-nined to death.' (lis family at Ha- 

she was not i^lad they wcr^ ;roin^. To liiax, was very respectable, and bis father 

which she ventured to reply, * Indeed, in particular bore an excellent character, 

your Majesty, 1 am not ; in my view, the Ininicdiatelyaftcr tiii'<«enteuccwas passed 

Gospel is not preached at Windsor, and on the unfortunate youn^ man, Dr Faw- 

I can i^'t no food for my si ml/ « 'i lu>n ret I, of 1 ley wood' Hail, a Disseatinf 

you shall not i^o,' said the Kin|r. >ome- .Minister of the B.ipti^t persuasion, who 

time after this hiii Majestv w|i„ke to hor Iiiul Imj: been iniiinate with the father, 

a<;ain, * Vou may ro to Windsor now/ )>reMiineil to address his Majesty in pe- 

said the worthy Nionarch, • for you can liiii»n, sulifitin^ \\w j^anion of the son of 

jfet foo«i for your soul." I lis Maji-stv had bis friii d. Tully aware that it had beei) 

discovered that some plain pi-oplc had aliiiosi an in%ari.'il)lo rule with the f^^vem- 

met together ihertr f»)r wor^liip, and nient i«» ;:rant no pardon in cases of 

had found out their principles, whirli he fnr«;en-, he had little hopes of success; 

coniiidenMl as congenial with tho-c of but, t'ontrark- to his expectation, his pc- 

his pious sen-ant. The result pn.ved I it ion prevailed, and a reprieve was 

that he was right, and the good wtini;ni ;;rantcd. That the sulieiiaiion of a pri- 

was satisfied. vatc iiidividuul >hould have succeeded, 

when similiir applieatious, ur^ed by 

He patronized the plan of Sunday nuinhors, and supported by great interest 

Kchi>ol ttachin:;, projected ])y an indivi- have unitiTinly failed, may excite sur- 

dualof Ghnicester ^Mr. Haikes , and it prisc, and deserves particidar attention, 

was heartily recommendel by Dr. Por- Tiie following lirciun stances, however, 

tens, the bishop of Loudiui, to his eler^ry the veracity of which may be relied upon, 

in a visitation charge. The inoderii sys'. will fuliy i-xplain the siii;;ularily of the 

tern of nieehaiiical and mutual, and there- f.lct. lii the vear I »-tL*, a (H^nilied divine 

fore cheap education, he warmly ad mi red; preadiin ; belore the roval familv, hap- 

and it soon gave birth to national and ptned to r-inti a pi-.ii^e illu^tra'tin^ his 

other schools in dift'erent parts of the text from a li\ iii:: writer, whose name he 

country and abmad— //»/Ai;a'A* .Svtmon, did lu.t niemi..n. The Kini:, who was al- 

ways re nj ark a My attentive, was struck 

Many attempts were made during the with the quotation, and immediately noted 

late reign in favour of what is called Ca- the passage for inijuiiy. At the couclu&ioa 



of the fienicc, lie asked the preacher 
from whum the extract had been taken, 
and beio; iufomied that the author was 
a Dissentinif Minister in Yorkshire, he 
cxpreised a wish to have a copy of the 
•nginal ditcourse. The royal inclination 
was accordingly imparted to the, author, 
who lost uo time in complying with it, 
accompanying the work with a verv 
Bodest letter, c&pressive of the high 
MDse which the writer entertained of the 
honour conferred upon him. His Ma- 
jesty was so well pleased with the pro - 
dnction, as to signify his readiness to 
wrvc the author. The case of the above 
young man shortly after afforded this 
amiable and disinterested minister an op- 
•ortunity of supplicating, at the hands of 
■is Monircb, the e&ercise of his royal 

It 11 said to have been the King who 
Int snggcsted to Mr. West the profes- 
sional ^udy of the Scriptufe history, in 
which that venerable artist has since so 

inently excelled, and desired him to 

bring bis drawings to the palace for his 
inspection. Mr. %Vc.>t did so ; and came 
at the time when the Sovereign had with 
kioi some dignified clergymen, of the 
kigber order. The company were all 
Batificd with the sketches, and particu- 
Erly their accordance with the sacred 
teat, affording proof of the painter's ac- 
naintance with the Scriptures. * And 
MTOu know how that was.'* said his 
M^ictty to the Prelate who made the 
icmark. ' Not exactly, vour Majesty.' 
•UTiy, my Lord, Til tell you, Mr. West's 
parents were Quakers, and they teach 
their children to read the Bible very 
yonng— 1 wish that was more the case 
whh HI, my Lord.' — philanthropic Gaz, 

'On passing one evening through the 
■panmcnts, be observed a faithful and 
gicatly-respected domestic remaiaing at 
home when the rest of the household 
were gone to the theatre. ' How hap- 
pens it,' said he, * that you are not gone 
to the play with the rest ? Now tell me 
your reasons for always absenting your- 
self from these places of umu«>cnieut.' 
The domestic replied, * May it plvase your 
MifCftT, I should not wish to be found in 
a piay-hoiise when God shall call me out 
Off this world.' The king was much 
plmnt and impressed with the answer, 
nd obccrved, * Vou are right, right, 
■crfectlj rirht ; I understand your mean* 
kg.' — iUij9rd9 Sermon, 

Hh Bfajesty was accustomed after hear- 
' to walk and discourse with 

the preacher. On such an occasion, speak- 
ing to a fashionable preacher, he asked 
him whether he had read bishops An- 
drews, Sanderson, Sherlock, &c. The 
Ri^my divine replied, ' No, please your 
lajesty, my reading is all modem. The 
writers of whom your Majesty speaks are 
now obsolete, though 1 doubt not they 
might have been very well for those days.' 
The king, turning upon his heel, rained, 
with pomted emphasis, * There were 

S'ants on the earth in thote days.'— 
^OHthty Mag, 

His Majesty was one day walking with 
a certain Nobleman, when the latter 
stopped tolook at a tablet, on which was 
an inscription that was peculiarly offen- 
sive to the King, probably because it con- 
tained something of an immoral tendency 
(more probably of apharasaical tendency). 
On the Noblemans asking somequeitiona 
respecting it, instead of givine a direct 
reply, his Majesty said, * Doirt trouble 
yourself about that ; my motto is, Jesus 
bbrist died to save sinners — God over all» 
blessed for ever more.' — Cramp's Sermmt, 
p. 32. ' 

In a conversation with Dr. Beattie, in 
the King's early life, the subject turned 
to the Scots Universiticfs, and the Scoti 
clergy, whose long prayers he had heard 
led them into many repetitions, which 
fault he observed also in the English 
Liturgy ; but he highly commended the 
style and spirit of the latter. * Ob- 
serve,' said Lis Majesty, < how flat those 
occasional prayers are which are now 
composed, in comimrison with the old 
ones.' — BeaitieM* aLife, 

Hie following anecdote Is related by a 

Eious domestic, fonhcrly in the serx'ice of 
cr late Royal Highness the Princess Ame- 
lia, and was communicated by her relative 
to a friend who informed me. She had be- 
come the object of the royal attention, and 
was elevated from a subordinate situation 
to wait on the princess during her pro- 
tracted illness. Beingthus circumstanced, 
it was frequently her privilege to be in 
the room with the late King and her 
royal mistress, when no other individual 
was present. On such occasions she had 
heard his Majesty address his afllicted 
daughter, in the most free and impresaive 
manner, on subjects of infinite import- 
ance ; and had repeatedly united in the 
extcmporar)- prayers which the Sovereign 
presented, and which she describes aa 
peculiarly excellent. — Atkuiton'a Ser^ 



(.f Africa, fat ihe purpose of orry- 

nlo effect ihe Act o[ 1S1<I, a^rably 

i> Ihe vien of ibe Presidml, ai eipreifed 

B itate of tlarrtlloc, tor they . _ 

two ur three days in ihU cliuaclon bctora 
anf provUiuDt roulil b« hruuglit to tbeD] 
not uuly because all the protnioiu ir '*' 
Tillage were destroyed, but no boMi 
able to reach Ihem Irom other place*, for 
the wind, which blew very hvtl, atHllBt 
impetuuui Quwlngufthe water, prrmuj 

.. ... late Message oa ibal .ubject. She r^fPfU'd " , , ^ ,. 

cames out ateots aod attisani, mecba- '•"" *'='■"«?■ "''•'« •''?' "f^^"^^ 

m« aad iabiurers, for the pirpo.e of '«"'<d. to the nnmber of 200 Ew 

■EOlialiug wilb the local aurhoBties of """ '^ey »erc in great danfr^r, W for- 

« raant?vror nermi«i„o 1.. luid and n-nately, the ilreogth of the boiU.^ 

wiibilood the violeoce of the iCe, uidUt 

impeluovUy of the flood. At OotuAit^ 

uilhoritio "' ^ . ■ 
At couot^ for permiuioQ to land aod „°^*J,^; 
provide for recapturetl or liberated AFri- "" 
ciOi i and to build boiuis aod cultjiati 
laad for their use. Tliis cxpcdltioo, it ii 

The Cj/mu proceed* 

tgainit the dave-li-ader*. 

land, Ibe Roman- CalhoUc chtirrli, fU* 
uinagE-bouse, and mauy other bulUttfl, 
from their r>>UD<lMioU, ui 


a great number of Ibe mh-ibltan 

ed. Tbete uelancboly mtcd* 

laily in the night, <tere ret 

more awful by the gum tirruf 

signali of diilreit, announc^ug I 

inilie*, occaiioned by addilioiul 

in the dikes. 

h is thepmeul rilent oflbe caU^h 
If Cuel.leriaad 4kM 

[Oaul/crf ig aecidmt m nr tet.] 

At a meeliog uf merchants and otbcn, 

attheOld LoodoD TaTCm, oa Saturday, 

F«bnui7 12, fcfrlbe reliefxf the aulTirer* 

by ihe late iouudation io Holland, the that 

Rev. Dr. iVeminck, minisler of the 73 villajel 

Dutch Church in London, gaie an affect- of the provinces of Boutli Hullaad 

iuf ■ccoDDt of the misery occasioned by Utrcchi the inundaiion hai eutarcd 

IbatcrenL Tha late inundalioa*, it wat than 130,000 acres uf land. The 

cMled, were more fatal and more eiteDi- tion* taaiit by the people of HoUi 

live than any that had before occurred. ' " ' 

All tilt precauliouary mcuures which 

were takeu availed uodiiDK. The ice iu 

the lower parts of the riven remained 

drta, and became gradually filled up, lill, 

by the accumulalioa of ibe Boaliug 

I. . 1 __ . table barrier. 





adminbter help lo the Eufftren hittc 
been limited by their ability. M>iy< 
slancei of perumal inlrepidily in atlMfli; 
ing ihe reicuc of pcnuat uverwbalMji, 
by the flood have also been 
Tual of M. Laugendam. the i 
larga vestcl, is pcrbaii, tin? u, 



, evented From ruimiiig into the *ea. 

Some cases of parlicular distress, in 
ibii general picture of human suHering, 
are loo strikiug not lo be recorded in 
ihi* place and on tbii occasion A breach 
Id (he dike of to large 

Slace near to ihe vUli 
oelderland, that Ihi 
water rushiog through it, accompauied 
wilK heavy masses of ice, snepi away 
many of the dwelliogB ; and the inha- 
bilants, with the greaiesl difGcoJly, and 
with the lost of their children and sick whui 
and sgCd rdotions, saved iherasclves, 
by ruoiBDg Id ilie cburcb, which, stand' 
lag on an cmiueoce, was protected by 
lomc iolcrveniugbinuesfrom Ihevioleoce weather, and almost ilarved 

uf tlie Bood. In this church upwards of The cuniequeuces of the inutl 

rw perwiiu took refuge, without bong deUiled in the narratii e uf Dr. Wwntt^ 

•bleiotavean anjcleofprupenvilameut- are likely to equal in caliiir '■- ■■- '-■ — '^^ 

ing the log* of rftatiuns, dwelLngs, and datioD ilseU. By the dtp 

^ 4»aiib pnd jcdqccd «t tbc mum ^oA to which will be Un on tlu nAaa^ ofita 

of rescuing bis unt) ii 
from a watery -nivt, : 
los&of hit vessel, but tiisowul.fc ai 
took of his crew. To the octunUhBent I 
uf Lieodeo, in every one, his inlremdily and iHHna*" 
violence of the were amply rewarded and criwmJ « 
ucceu. He saved a Kreat nunfaa 4 
KriouB whom he found floallog ua bUc^ 
if the roofs of iheir bouKS, urdn^ 
~ the tops of their dwclliii^, aBdkp^ 
~ lere many women, who baj fat* 
three uighls in Iheu peiSd 
u, nitb their infmila M UtA 
pmed to the inclrinuiy it A 


wm^^r, ihe Itn^ <h«y ^^'^ covered will and their people, with th« andent and 

>e deprived of tbeir^ fertile quality, and modem Greek Testament. 

Id crops can be rrown during the present ' Allow me to recommend this newly- 

•ear Mviiir tne farmers, whose whole formed Institution to the benevolence of 

iroiMrty consisted of their fields, dwel- yoiir Comn-ittee. It promises fair, but 

inrsT nnd cattle, without any' other de- itUa tender plant growing out of a 4nf. 

>«ndence than the benevolent aid of the ground. Water it by your liberality |. 

:b«ritable. ^"-^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^^ ignorance and 

A subscription was commenced for the moral degradation of the modern Athe-: 

mhappy gufferers, and books we under- nians, earnestly prav, that the dews of 

Hand an opened to receive subscriptions. Heaven may descend and nourish it.* 


,,. DUBLIN, 

a BIBLE SOCIETY AT ATHENS ! I ! SEVERAL members of the Independeal 

Bttrmet tf a htter from the Rev. Dr. Church, assembling in Pluiiket-strert 
Fimkerton^jtthens, August 21, 1819. ^lectiog-House, Dublin, under the pa^' 

* AccoMr AMIED by my kind Corinthian toral care of the Rev. Wm. Cooper, chwflr 
host, I travelled across the Isthmus to a residing at the North side of the chy, aailb 
small place, called Techries, where I pro- at a disunce from their usual place bf 
cured a boat of three oars to carry me to worship, held a meeting on Wednesd^^ 
Athens. September 22, 18l!^ ; at which it was ra« 

* At the first light of Athens, the birth- solved that an Independent Chuicb 
place of those arts and sciences which ihould be formed, and a congiegnlioB 
nata eoBtributed so much to meliorate collected in that part of the mctropoliti 
the condition of Europeans, and render The lecture- room of the Dublin Institift^ 
tbeir qtiarter of the world superior to all tion, Sackville- street, was accordingj^T 
olhert, one Is filled with sensations of taken as a temporary place of worskipi 
wonder and regret at the view of the and Mr. W. Haweis Cooper, late of Hon* 
AcrOpoHs, the Actldemic Groves, the ton Academy, invited to preach upon 
Tsaplei of Mlnerxa and .Theseus, the prohation. Religious lerviccs commenopd 
Ataopai^ht, with the surrounding moun- on October 3, lel9 ; the attendance has 
Mag of Hvmeitns, Pentelicus, Fames, been encouraging \ and un Sabbath oven- 
Mi nad Cithsron ; the mind retires ings, the lecture-room is foukid insuil* 

tba a||ts of antiquity, and the me- cient for the accommodation of the wmBp 
Mags np before it a multitude of bers that attend. 
off the greatest men, and the Mr. W. H. Cooper having received on 
t events recorded in profane his- invitation to the pastoral office, was oi^ 
toiy. But it is not in dn epistle of this dainedon January 5, 1820. On the prs» 
kmd that I can indulge in feelings and re- ceding Tuesday evening the Rev. ^^^id 
^-' — - OB these remembrances of Attic Stuart, the worthy and respected minisur 
1 have a theme of a different of the secession in this city, preached a 

;hid, aad one which is still dearer to my preparatory discourse m the usual i^nae 

heart than even that which 1 have now of worship, from Isaiah Iv. 10, II4 ana 

touched: I have news to communicate on the fbllouring day, th e l^ tui^room 

wbicii will fill your hearts with joy. being found too small, the ordination sor- 

Atbbm ALta IS BECOME THE SEAT OF A ylces ^cre held in Piunkct-streetMeetiar' 

kiau Socifcrr ! House, which was crowded at ati earlgr 

* TMie wae an event which 1 dared not hour. Rev. D. Stuart having read ap- 

ta ant&dpata before my coming here ; but propriate passages of Scriptures and Ml- 

tbe Godt whose we are, and whom we gaged in prayer, the Rev. Thomas ^J^ 

mr9k m tha cause of the Bible, can make hart, minister of York-street Chapel^ ae- 

■II hladnaaces give way, and erect monu. liveied the Introductory Discouree* tne 

of bb mercies wheresoever he Rev. Thos. Loader (Tutor of the Br- 

lical Seminary) asked the usoja 

« Tha AAeni Bible Society was formed tions, and offered up the o[«*"^2l 
yestarday. Thfc Committee is composed prayer; Rev. W. Cooper gave ^</^|g^ 
of twelve of the most re&pecUble men in from 2 Cor. ii. 15, 16 ; and Rev. J. ran- 

the ^H y on Greeks. erie (minister of the Coi«r»tional 

I, fiflCina, and others. The directors from 1 Thess. v. 12, 13. j an^ UeZ.' 

ad taBpresicd with the necessity and Stuart and Loader engaged *1?"JEJ!J1^ 

of maUng the modem Greek Tes- tions at a throne of grace. J_° ^j;PSl, 

jt a ac hooUheok, and of supplying wxm about to be pn^aaaea* ajr psreower 


REUGimjs nrr£iiJGENCE. 

IcmIu) feel iiiterr.'iud by the pro- Aber,prearhedtheintTodurtort Amobtm 

itlhe Goipel in Utland. For tlic trom Eph. 1. 23. Mi. Km!., H. 

D of such H niBV be menlloDeJ aover, received Ihe i'u\:\ 

ibU the little church th'iiE formed and J. LeHis of Newport < 

Argmniied, which at linl coDMtledof 30 tioii piayer. Mr. C .1' 

Kembcn, bai increued to 40 ; the ^at chari^ to the Yuan^ iii 

iBiJoHh' of whom, before their pre^al if. IS. Mr. GrilBtti il . 

cooneiJiiD, were oat regular meoibers of the people from Hati. xiii. 4. uiid cot 

■nf rdigious communlly. (irauQd has eluded hy priyer. 

Iwea laluD far the erection of a chapel ; Mf . liaviea, PemVayti, pTc*cb«4 ifce 

and the cootribulioni of Uie iiihafaiisQit preeediae evcuiDg from 1 Pet. i*. U. 

of DubliD pn»iu*e to be»p a liberal pro- Mr. U. Tbomi " t. _. . . . 

poitioa to the total amount of the ei- 

penM. The ladiei coudecUd nitb tb( 

coDgracitioa have already raited, by a 

Pcnoy Society, itU.; ancf the Rer. Dr. 

Towntcy hu matt huidtutncly pien his 

Mher beoefactiaDi have Wn received. 

8, and Mr. R. Davin, Newport, ey 
ga|[ed is prayer. Theihapcl watcTCwM 
tu excesi. Uauy could Dot eH adM- 

Ja>. 26ih, the felilement of Hr.-Ma 
AddiEOQ Cuombs (late of Hoxtoa.Ac*- 
demy], as pastor of tlie iiewty 


which encoura^ the provitioDal Com- Indcpendeol church, in Cbuid HrM. 
■lille*, oAlwilbttuuliiig the uofavouraBle Salfitrd, was publicly recogtilwil bj a 
af act M trade, and the depressed cir- oiuneruui assembly of the puu 
maiitanr m at maDy inhabitants of (he membere oflhe nei^hbauriue ctiia 
MempoliCi wbo would otherwise assist Mr. Fletcher of Blackburn, ini 
tbcB to ga forward, dependiD^ upon the nous and convincing discutuac^ 

■id of Um who ■• able (o command the and defeikded the reasons of dttM ^ 

rilvcT and the ^Id inl* hit treaiury, the principles of Indcpend^cj. Da 
vbea they are Deeded for the accomplid- Chun:h hBiin*' publicly rrcopuxe^ iImt 
■Bent of hii designs. unaoimout choice of Mr. Coainbs " 

Raby of Mascheslcr, offered ml nail 

fervetil prayer for a iilui^ingoit ite 

tion. Dr. Wimer of Loudoa d«it«ri 
■ffactionale tipd iranres&irc ^anh 

' At Bnusclt, and wberevc 

tounded on Luke xi 

. . , , elo(|uetitly addretaed the „ 

mud adaured, the native* alwayt re conerceatiou, ffom 1 Tbeas.». 13n4U 

tonied M the Scotch Highlanden, ' They Mf'tr^. Braliey, Pridw, and ADaa, iL 

M« good aod kind u well as brave, lliey Manchester; Sledl of Wigui; SlaMr T< 

•le iba on^r soldiers who become mem- Stand i and Fuk of Bullun, i<m>i l aiH 

ban af the femiW in bouaeiwhere they the remaining devoljonal partt cf IlK 

I, they even carry about the lervice. — The IKscoucset -— '-^ — ■-• 

I . X. , ^ .. .T^- -flbeptjnted. 

- . NoncEf. 

, ■ Lian* .o the beta -nd lamb* in the I TuE Uiddleseiand HulfonlUiin tUa 

n amune will hold ibeir nest half-yearly n 
by divine permiii* "' ■ 

■re piucHca, iney even carry auuui luc 
cUUrm and do the domestic work.' The 

• .There was 
tbe inhabitants who ^ould have them it 
their bouws; and when Ibey r 
wounded, (be same house lh*y had left, 
badlHdoon opened, and the lamily went 
out Mine nulci to mici oar own iicou- 

Hertford: when Mr. BroKD, bT' 
•ijiecled to preach on •Family 




, The annoal il.. 

o nrtMe of the gwierasiiy of these men.- sbrre Union for tl... .,,.,..„ „ „. „, 

^Avttftn'lIe.mauylliKhlanders, ihem- throuehoul the cmiuly nill he bcl 

•dTO wounded, were leen binding up the St. Albans on Wcduetdny. Ajiril 3 

id uiistisg ibem The Sermon to be preadied u iba t^ 
peodeni chapel in the raominb a**^ 

— eoatmencing si eleven o'clock. Tka ad 

PROVINCI,\L INTEU-rGF.NCE. lie meeting for business «- ' -'s^^ 

JAM-'iOi, (830. The Itev. B. Mnsea, aflemooQ. 
late iiudent at Uanfyllin under the Rev. The AnDiversary of ibe Newpoft ttm 

D. Lewis, was ocdained to be the pastor nell EvanjcciWBl lunLiuuun wiH t« hS 

•f tk* (^ongTet^Btiaaal chnrch al New at that town onThursdat, Wy i. D 

lnB,_ Ma. Puolpnal, Munmouihshire. Winter and Dr. Waugh loVreacb lu ll 

' * ' Ihe tel^ Moming end Ereainf . Tlut AAuMt 

r. Lewi*, will be devDlcd to busuui u nnni 

Mr. Byaas, Yuysgay, introduced Ihi 
fitt hj itsdint --* payer. Mr. I 


X>NDON. ftre indisoMed towards It s tad it it iw. 

OATioNAL SCHOOL. tftioly a litHo fCBiarkaUo that, wUk It 

t ikt £tUi9r. . lias been liberally assisted by iDdhrkhMAi 

ougfa tbe medium of your uul oon^regatioMy both of tke Caliiidstic 

cly-exte&ded publication, Methodist, aud Baptist deoomiiiatieMs 

^gational School was first m> many of our own hava not coBtoibutM 

e public, you will, perhaps, • •iocle farthin|^.' 

er of that institution the In bqpe of resctdni^ it liroin certain i»- 

nmce, through the same pcndini^ dissolution, I make ate efibft 

t>bable dissolution : this more ; and I do hope that sanM ileh &^ 

be the case unless this dependei^ will commiserate teaflklai 

excite prompt and efficient uid impoverished state of Our ilfiiirMi 

»> very siincerely, with h»fa fsmilieB of dght^ tsn, twalf% 

JohnTownsbnd; and even some with fourtMn ch i Mi i»| 

B^y of ConrregaiimuU with very inadequate salaries, fkmmmm 

rwnghaui the Kingdom, anticipating^ another admissioDy and ara 

TiiREN, assiduously canvassing su b acribesa km 

for the sons of poor mi- thehr votes ; thoogfa it is doubtftil wheHMV 

momination, has a strong the institution can be continued* 

pecuniary assistance : iu There are about 34 fine beya is Iks 

lore clearly and sUongly school, and should it become nrrammj 

as the stipends of these to return ihem to tbefar parentif I kMMT 

have of late rather been they will feel it a great afiHctibn; and bn 

I increased. The annual disposed to charge their wealthy brtlhrall 

ig equal to its expenditure, with cruelty, in revising to lend Aalr 

as been gradually sinking assistance to an object which is ads|ited 

ents; and is now so in- to lighten that pressure of pectmiary dii» 

requisite to make a press- tress which thcnr have long felt, 

the liberality of all who With hope that these hasty remarkf 

e the Gospel, and bear will have a beneficial influence, 

those who devote their I remain your's in the Gospel, 

(th to itn promulgation. John Town ~ 

s have, at different times, JtnmaUa Row, Bermmubq^, 

pnached for it in the March 16, 1820. 

cse extra collections have *i<^o#'^»»*>*'<>» 

measure of assistance, noticbs. 

• Us exigencies ; and now Surretf'Chapd Junffnile . 

unfevourable, and there Miuimarjf SocUty, 

her claims upon tbe re- Wb understand the Fourth Annvl 

hat little or nothing can Meeting of this Societv will be held at 

n this medium. Surrey«Chapcl, 'on Tuesday Evening^ 

»ubt but there are many April Uth. The Rev. Dr. Collye^i« 

n our deuominntiun (both expected to take the Chair. 

i) who'would readily lend April 18th, in the Evening, will be bdi 

I, if the institution was the Annual Meeting of the i&ed Pilgrim/ 

It must also )>e for want Friend Society, at Albion Chapd* ]lr. 

: with its utility and its Collyer in the Chair. 

that so mauy of tbe On Tuesday, April 25, the New ChaMl 

our body have neglected at Norwood, Surry, Is intended to ba 

lave left handsome lega- opened, and Sermons to be preached bj 

titutions which ire more the Rev. Rowland Hill; Thus. Jackson | 

I to which almost every and J. Clayton, senior, 

ian, who is able, shews April 26th the Anniversarv of Mitcbam 

Dg, in some dc«:ree, the Chapel will be held, when the Rev, Row* 

lomon*B remark, * That land HiU, Rev. E. J. Jones, and the Ran 

my friends ;' (Prov. xiv. J. Hyatt, are expected to preach, 

the other hand, it is too April 27th, in the Evening, will ba 

that ' his friends go fur held at the Old London Tavern, the Ab- 

irsueth them %%ith words, niversaiy of the London Society for the 

log to him.' (Prov. xix. 7.) Improvement and Eocooragement of Fs- 

tional School is so deeply maleServants.TheLordMavorintlieChatr, 

in, that a special meet- Monday, May 1st, at II in the Pora- 

mittee is summoned to noon, will be held the Anniversaiy of tha 

ran be done. It is tbe Wesleyan Missionary Society, at the Qty 

that it must be given up. Road ChuieU Jo«, Bvl^Kwanku V[U 


llMiMstABinitlMectliicorilit Hibcvu to hb lata dwiWnf lawpiy JliWM Hwii 
rita Spciely to Ibolield «i fho Citj of entombed on UoiAj villi ev^ moik 
tmadam Tbvorn. Bttboptgrnto-strtet, on of dcqp and nnefbflod torrow. The 

flterdiy» May ith, ot A o'clock. Rot. Mr. Dvigte yoo oh a d tho Fnncnl 

' Tub Vonr or London Socivtt for Soffvon. 

ntonoltef Religion among Seamen will iaM. 38aB» 1890, died, at Colnbrooky 

bold hsAnnivortary If cOtiug at the Citr Bucks.* a«d 7€, the Rav. Saaanel Rowlci| 

ef London Tavern, on Jif oodm/, the 8th Baptist llinieter, a eolid, Jndicioiie, and 

of May. The chair will be taken at Bvangelical preacher. 

twelve o'docfc preciseiv, by the Richt On Fcfaniimr the 8d« died a| POrt- 

Hon. iUm. Lord Gambier, G.CB. The aca, Thoowa Cannon, gantfeman, the 

Annivmary Sarmont will be preached on oldett Inhabitant of thai toopnlooa towa, 

hoard the * Chapel for Seamen/ off Wap- being 96 yearaof ago. It U wwj raaMifc- 

■Ing ataiia, on the momiug and aRemoon able that ha navar, Dram hla Mrth, codUl 

ofTteeaday, the 9th of Ifav— that in the be indnced by any means, lenient tff 

Ifoniagby the Rot. d. A. Jamai. coafctvih to eat fish, ieeh, Ibwk, hkttmf 

OBDINATION*. cheete, or vegetables i aad na eer diaafc 

jAii. i, Rav. R. IHyis, (lata of Ply- any thing but water till he waa man thdl 

month Dock) was settled over the Bap- 17 yearsold, and, afler thai tima acaredr 

titt Chufch, East4aue, Walworth. Mr. «ny thimr but tea and coSm, with dqr 

Clin began with prayer, Ac. Mr. Ivimey bfead. After he was mafrlad ha sifoH 

'dabvarcdthe introductory discourse i Mi^ fipit was unahia, to swallow aay ef thi 

Dptono^nrednp prayer for the iftinitters, above kinds of food. Ha navar kaev 

Ae.| Mr. Thomas preached} and Mr. what diseases or dUorden wava. ascot 

REam, of Strampore, concluded. , vear the doseofliis deahass and short* 

'* WsMiMoav, Feb. 9, the Rev. W.C. nem of breath. Heeonldrendthasmaltal 

Kidd, AJd. was pnUidy rscognised as print without giasses. 
thi pastor of the biiwrq(atiooal Church This to attested by his aon, the ^im, - 

lo Uoiuo-street, Sbutbwark, (vacant by T. Cannon, now residing ai Hammsr 

the removal of the Rev. J. Humpiirys, smith, by whom it way ooasmnnieaa^ls 

now priDcipal master of the Diucnters the Editor. 

Grammar School, MiiUHili). Mr. Jack- FasauARY 21st, died, at hla hoam 

son, 'of StockweU, began with reading in Selkirk, George JLimmm^ PJO. laliip 

and prayer ; Dr. CMiyer explained the na- 69th year of his age, and d8lh of lb 

tureuf a Gospel church* and received the ppiuislry. A man endowed by nat^ 

addresses of the Church and its pastor ; with ^dents not less varied tbaa tMA* 

Mr. Clayton interceded fur a blessing on scendei^t, which, with the advnnCMi rf 

the union $ Mr* G. Clayton preached trom » liberal edu ca t io n, ha devolad ta thi 

Jer. iii. 15 ; Mr. J. Mayton, jun. concluded service of God in the Gospel off Us 

ffiffh prayer. jFervent piety to God, and a 

'*^^*^*^*^*^ nevolenccf to man, with tha 

RBCltNT pBATUS. like Simplicity of maBoera i 

Ov March 19, 1819, died, at St. Peters- ^1 his actions, ahd if onaChriaHan 

burgh, Mrs. Pattenop, (wife of the Rev. appeared more conspicuoas Ih 

pr. Patterson, Missionary to Russia,) in the life of this mat man, 

uf^r to the preseut, and daughter to the was hum'dity ! His intimate ,_ 

uSe Admiral Greig of the imperial Rus- ^ce with human nature is rriiispt 

slsin service. She was admirably adapted his Lectures on Rnth, Estbery ^ 

for ^e important station which she filled, £iermons on paternal dntiaa, Ac. _ 
l^sfosMng the most splendid and culti- 1787, the Associate (Bni^her) taiA ^ 

yated talenU,^ with Christian hum'Oity, elected him Successor to tha lata Rsss. | 

ana tha most-sanguine wishes to promote John Brojvn of Haddington, as Proff — 

Uie interest of her Redeemer's kingdom, of Theology to the Students nndiar 
p) evinced by her assiduity in the cause, inspection. This oflice ha filed 
wbfch she had undertaken, and which great cr^tt to himself and astii^ 
&naily proved too much for her delicate benefit to his pupils, of whom tha 

coustitution, it being believed that she )ority of the Associate at this di^ c 

died qkore from fatigue and anxiety, than March IStli, die^l, the 9«v. 

from an^ U>cal disease. Pkiiip HewUii^ M.A. of Magiakn Oat . 

^aienca.— Duu>, on his return from n |ege, Oxford, leaving a disconadata nrUav ! 
journey for tha restoration of his health, at ami five infisnt childrqEi to lamo^ his lsfl| 
the house of the Rev. Dr. Chaplin, Groton, as as^ aifectmnate husband and n tnhp 
on Sept. 11, 1819, after an iUness of a pious man. His widow u eadttred 1i ^ 
Dew days, the Rev. foshua Hunttngton, the public by several anonymoos, hiA . 
Jiastor of the Old South Church, Boston, valuable pubiioations, noticed la tUi l 

latheMth/wof hiiage. lUbody Maguiop. gaa * BadU»l#agfwn/ti 


T UK f ■■-.■• 


FOR APRIL, 1«20. 


M the ple^Lflire of annauDcing to tbe Members and Friends of the S»- 

t their Annual Heetiog will, with Divine permission, be holdeo n 

jflp Wcdnctidaj^ 'Huiradsri and Friday, May the lOtb, 1 ith, and 19tb. 

KDt. Smith, of Homertwi! the Rev.Dr, Dewar, of Gtogowj th» 

i Elliott, of Devizes; and the Rev. Wm. Borrows, «f Clapham, ai* 

[Fitrtkr particular* in our aext-l ' 


' a/ a teller fnm the Ute. f 

' mmilfiivM, dated Stlrmgin^,Pfini. 30, 

'*Wb have hod tbe fleasure of a visit 
llHCapt. Gordon, oF the Brothert, who 
bhtely been la Irkntik, KuJ ii dsaircuB 
iouK' a pa.^'^a^ tbrough China to 
■Udi he thitik<i practicable ; if not, 
(I to Irfcutik, and to fro 
n nod Persia. He bu 
■■de gnM inquiric'i and obMrvationB re- 
BHtinr ihc Triboi of heatben about 
Oriinuk, *b<i, in a tiinpunl, m well as 
moni ticn, ar? iu a uiMt deplorable itate. 
'Tbe imGoveniiir appear* to be moit 
MeaAjr to u(, a^ uiell a* to uur caaie. I 
haf« reccned a very kiod letter from' 
bin fia Eaeiish)' in which he layi it if a 
cMHc ahich lie* nttr his heart, and 
bs eiprcMet his williafneas to afford me 
" ' il power for its pro- 

d of our dear frienib, Mr> and Mrs, 

m, at Sareptn, but tbe circuu' 

n af Mn. R.'i health are bf no 

. nflaiiering. 

• I ■■ clad U> h«ar that a supply of the 

b of Matthew and Luke (in the 

il laoxnnge,) nill noon be lent for 

,un. 1 long for tbe arrival uf our 

, Mr. Swan and Mr. Yuille, ctucflv 

I I bope vr ihall itimulate eerh 

It the pcrfoimance of every good 


■ I have lately been very unwell; but 
Ibonki be to the Giver of all ^ooil, I am 
now completely restored. I have reason 
also fur gratilade that Mrs. S. and Our 
dear boy are in theenjoymentof health.* 

A LETTBa bu been received from tbq 
Rev. Mr. Rabmo, dated Sarepia, Dec,31, 
laiS, in which he mentions the improve- 
ment of Mrs. R.'a health. 

' I arrived here,' aaya Mr. R. ' on the 
27th of August, aftier a tedious journey, ij 
three monlhs. Four days after my ar^ 
rival, 1 be^Q the study of the Calmue 
language j the Lord has blessed m; ef- 
forts, and I hope looa to be able to 
preocb to tbe Calmucs in their owii 

Mr. R. has pud a, visit to AsCracan and 
tbe Gosbote Calmue Horde. He Is d^ 
sirous of labouring among- thedi as % 
miiuonaiy. Dr. Henderson reports tha^ 
Aitracan is the centre of the tract to 
which the roving life of that people is con- 
fined, and that on a moderate calcula^ 
tion, there are from T5 to 100,000 souls, 
always to be found within a few day* 
Ifiuniey of that city. 

Erlratl b/ a. Leiler /mm ike Rev. Eaitrt 
YuiOe, dated TvboUi, Jan. BIh, 1^20. 
comainaig an acetaml of Iht jmcnuy i^ 
Miwuelf owf Rtv. tftn. Stcan, from Si. 
Peterilm-g tt that dig, «» Meir ivay, m 
Jllitiionarits, lo 5ifrerui . 

Rev. t 
'1 A 

Qgly happy to infurni you, 
here os Tuesday (ha 4 A 

lil ibSSlOiaiLy CSBONIGLB 

#^ Ab Mli, to good bfMi and ipMu, itmnmf m mam m f^ 

oAcr • joofii^ of 46 doyt from St. P^ cfciogM, Wo Imd aol toll Aio pton 

tntlmrf, a lUMaDco of 3066| TcntSi* Mon Omoi kalf mo bov, wiMswolBOBd 

«onii|( m joorncy of 3950 ventt trill to that the d aikncM of tlM Mfht, aad tbo 

perform. But •« tke pact put of o«r mom that had Dtiilj fallHi» had to far 

journey hat been pro3iptro««, to, as we obliterated the tract on the rond» thai 

trust in Gud, me hope that which is before onr drivers could not see it, the 

us, shall be prosperous also. Our tesn- qnence of nhich was* that we waodceei 
porary residence in this place will not about for more than 3 hourty and it 

admit of my ipvinfr vou a full history of with great difficulty that wo coold M 

CNir past progres* : l>ut as our journey onr way back. After we had refirmhcA 

has been, so shall my present letter be, oursel\-es, and returned thanfct to Gad 

/Mf Aofle, mentioning towns and dit* for his care over us this cvcamg, wwM^ 

tances only. tired to onr Kabttkies. Ncit memim 

< By the letter which wo sent you from after breakfrnt and joining toge^v la 

it Palersburir, on the erening of our the worship of God, wo tbomeht il hHt 

departure, you will see that H was dated to proceed oa onr way. Bj no 9HalK§ 

Doe. 9th. N.S. We were busily engaged of this day, the 19th, at 9 o*olack, w| 

during the former part of the da^ in cul- found ourselves at Wlynci Woropwo d , i H 

lecting and loading our Kabltkies, with versts firom Moscow. Wo'hafl traiJM 

•oeh articles as we Intended to take with the hut 10 vertts of the last ttago oalhi 

ns ; snd at 4 p. m we retired in order to river Oka. We did not come ontof ear 

chani^ the dress of the city for that of Kabitkics at this place, only ciNBgii 

the sicdre, which consisted of coarse horses, mid about a verst from the tooOi 

ney cloth, line«l with black sheep sLin, we came upon the Volga river, on which | 

lor onr under dress ; and a lar|^ shube we travelled #5 versts. It may hoMp* 

made of the same cloth, and Imed with posed that we had very smooth mads oa 

the ekln of the wolf for an upper dress, the river, but this was not the oase^ lor 

Bv this time a great number of our friends the hundreds of sledges that an eond* 

had assembled at Dr. Peterson's, where anally traversing these parts, have made 

we also, iu our Ru&s dresses, met with hollows in some narts of it to the depth of 

them, and bowed our knees toother 2^ feet. Our Kaoitkie was oveitnrnnloa 

before ibe throne of God ; while that this river, but sustained no daomge. Om 

worthy minister of the Ges|icl, and mis- the 20th, at 9 a. m. we breakfimlad at 

iionary of Christ, Dr. Heudertvm, recom- Ostaishigha, M5 versta from Moncov. 

mended us earnestly to the care and pro- We expected to have gained Kaoy cp 

tection of Him, wfalo ruleth the armies of ' the evening* of the 81st, but did aolaMfca 

heaven, and the inhihitants of the earth, so much progress the 20th and Slit m 

* We entered our Kabitkies at 5 p. m. we anticipated, having to dmw up oar 

and bv 8 o'clock on the moraiog of Sab- Kabitkies under a shade of straw Isr 

bath the 12th, we had arrived at Toijok, about 3 hours, during the absoBce of the 

501 versts from the capital. We remained moon the last two nights of this put of 

here only about 6 hours, during which our journey. We entered Kama oo te 

time we joined together for the worship 22d at noon. Here we eaperie n oed the 

of God. At 3 p. m. we left that place, most kind treatment firom tne post-Arot* 

and on Monday the 13th» at 8 p. m. we tor, not only while we remained in the 

reached Moscow, which completed the town, but aifter we Wt it, for ha had 

first 728 versts of our journey. We re- sent letters to all other post-directavs ho* 

mained here till Thursday the 16tb, during tween Kamn and Tobolsk, detirii^ them 

which time we renewed our stock of pro- to do us every service, 1 must now leave 

visions^ and got our Kabitkies mended this part of the subject, (as 1 hm other 

which had been much shaken and broken, things to inform you uf,) by smng that 

' Having received letters of recommend- we left Kazan on the morning of the %th 

ation from the post- director, anew cou- .at 10 o'clock, and with few dUBcultie«9 

rier, and bis blessing, we left this great cons'dering the season of the year and 

and flourishing city at 12 of the 16th. the length of the road, we arrived here as 

By 5 p^ m. of the 18tb, after some diffi- stated above, havine received the khide$t 

culty in travelling for the want of treatment from hi^ and low, rieh and 

snow on some of the high ground, over poor, with whom we had to do. J enly 

which we had to pass, we arrived at the mention these things to keep you from 

county town of AzvaUikova, 357 versts wearying till once jrou receive onr faB 

from Moscow. We proceeded on our and regular recount. 

— — — — « The night before I left St Petershvg^ 

* A verst is equal to two-thirds of aa 1 wrote a lettertoDr. Iforrisoa of C^a- 

English mile. too> which I expect will bo carriod^to 

* ZOB APRIL, IfllO^ isf 

Imi bsrludL Th0.«eBdflDiiA wko wm Mr. Goscriy, Hwprfaiter, with Mrt. G. 
m kuM M to t9k«*€liitfgr of the «boTe arrived at Mmtm, in Aujput, and em- 
blMfvi»««lio#ttniMkNHMij|»lro!)n.tlie bark«d aciOn for Bangi^^ S^ 5. Mr 
flrerk chirhj who are to ratida n- PMm Hands was aaccfly expacunc^die arrival 
|pr M voHt. TliisaiissMiii is haaded by of Mr. Nicholson, &c» Mr. Fleming was 
aaAitiiMBdratewhoisweUccportedAir about to remova to Malacca, the place 
M» fiely | osw of the 7000;" men also» he of his original destination.. 
vho hm mj letter for the Dr. is ounsi- — 
4ved aa dkcidcdly pious. May the Lord We have the pleasure to learn, by ex- 
Uati hias and keep him. tracts of a letter from Miss Brown to her 
< WMIa in St. Petersburg 1 became ac- brother Mr. Brown, in London, that Mr. 
■iiattid with the Greek teacher at the and Mrs. Nicholson, Miss Cobden, and 
iawakyoMMaaslery. He spent two hours Miss Brown, arrived safely at Madras-, 
lilh »a twice a week at my house, and September 16, 1819, ader a pleasant 
I fisiiad kim three times a weak at the passage,, kind treatmoat, and evenr thing 
for'the last three weeks of mv to make them happy and thankml, ex- 
He is well acquainted with cept the indisposition of Mrs. N. which 
of the Christian religion, continued for several weeks. Mr. NichoL 
itly hope^that he has received son was permitted to preach on deck once 
ta bdieve noin the Spirit of God. every Lord's Day, as well as to distribute 
umae was, when he visited me, to Bibles and Tracu among the soldiera 
a part of Dr. Bogue's Discourses and bailors; and tbere is reason to hope 
sa iha Millenium, and be became so nar- that he did not (abour in vain. The spel- 
lial to theaa, that he has promised to ling-books were very useful to the men, 
them into Ruu a« soon as he is some of vihom learned to read, 
with a copy. That his desire On the 16th ol Sept. Miss B. writes 
ba ftdfillcd 1 have written to Dr. thus — ' Through the good hand of our 
I to aeiid him out a copv by the first God upon us, we anchored safe in Madras 
akifk Yours, &c. oc nwds, and in about half an hour two of 
' RoBXiT Yun.LB.^ the wretched natives came to us in a ca- 
'FJS. I forgot to mention that we passed tamaran, by whom Mr. Nicholson ad- 
the fttat-Bsack^ which told us that we had dressed a note to our excellent friends, 
■Isfad tba region of Siberia, at | past Mr. and Mrs. Loveless. TLey had been 
I o'clock on ".he morning of Tuesday the waiting for us all the afternoon, received 
Ml of ^an. It stands 132 versU from us most cordially, and treated us with all 
Tohaiak, which distance we travelled in imaginable hospitality.' 
Uft honr*. The post-director of Tobolsk, ^^^^^^ 
Marwboae roof we at present reside, 
I mast aay is one of the most friendly BELLARY. 

r!i !Xr"E^LHu''«« lie^^ JS^^^^ •/« Letter from Rev. fT. Reeve, 

tZ^tZ'Sr:^^^^^ f^^J^'issi^H^Beilar,.Sept.-2l, 

<Wa shall be under the necessity of re. f^J** ^ , . . . . 

■Mas hcia unta Wednesday thi 12th, * l^\ ^^^ ^^ ^^Ifjj. ™"°*« ^« ^"^ 

^oSrlte we may have our Kabitkies established three public services, which 

they aii ma shattered state, have been continued, with few mterrup- 

.^.wbo has shewed us marked ^n» <>' omissions, Ull the present time. 

_ and at whoae house we dined 0«> Monday and Friday evenings we meet 

sananday last. has sent for our Kabit- '«»' "^"^ *^® **®»*" ^»*" Canarese in a 

kica. m order that they may be repaired public part of the town, where we pur- 

hyUa awn workmen, and which, he toU ^^^•^ ^o"?* ^°' *^ purpose. On 

m totlar ahoidd be examined by him- Thursday evenings we have a meeting 

ntfbdbntfaevwcntout of his workmen's ^^ Tamulers, These are in general 

our own domestics, and other servants of 

Europeans resident at the station. These 

are, in general, not very numerous, biit 

INDIA. pretty regular in their attendance. They 

._ nave heard many tracts, essays, and 

A urm from Mr. Hands, dated Sept. dialogues, read to them, explanatopr of 

6, 1819, haa been received. He had been the Christian doctrine. 1 have been 

very oBwalL aad obliged to desist from through the whole of St. Matthew's Gos- 

Iw labowa for a time; hut was bettec pel, and am now going on with the Acts 

thaach aUU feeble, when he wrote. He of the ApasUes. Br. Tavlor is giving 

is fflocaadlDB with thai printing of the them an account of the Old Testament 

ri Tiirtaiiiiiir '- 1"t ^ — -'' '— r^r* kistoiy. We.caaaot yot speak of ai^ 

Mi mssioNART cmomcLB 

hSboani bvt we have town the Me4i I hope wlU ntfi 

•■d look «p In iBrvcQl pnjm f»r the ef o«r kmbto 

•bowen of diWno grace to nieke it finilt-> few la mmber we ted 

IbL As to the mcetiogt in the town Alkd,— ^ Wbeie two ( 

with the CaneretCy these flortoete es- thofed toftthor la «y 

ceedingiy. Sometimes the pfawe is quite I in the midst of theeu' Several 

fully end sometimes there ere oolyonc or laleljr been edded ipnto ns ; of WQfdkg I 

two indiTidueU. We have bed, however, trust, es shell be saved hi the day of At 

Bwny opportunities of speeking to a Lord Jesus. At present two candUaM 

crowded throof . There ere several who stand proposed. I am snre it wiU gntty 

profess to beve received convictions, yon much to hear that one of these h • 

They are sensible that the Hindoo refi- Tsmuler. TIds young nun hae fiseav 

eion will lead men to hell and not to esceediog great pleasure. Hebasafsed*' 

heaven ; and express themselves much knowledge of the Ei^Hsh langnage* 

pleased with tlic Gospel method of a stn- sesses considerable general inlbm 

n«r^s acceptance with God. Annunde- end holds a respectable situatioa 

rayer has frequent interviews with them, the Engliab government I never «w 

aiui expresses great hopes that they will knew a native that bad such an afaldiM' f 

be bnmght to renounce idolatry and re- and habitual sense of the inAalte evU^i " < 

ceive the Saviour. O ! bow anxioutlv do sin, and that was so deeply ai b c ted whh -m 

we look and wait, and long for tnese the corruptions of his own heart, and the 

gturiout triumphs of the Cross !' - amasing love of Christ in dying liar sia* 

or^iE^ffPQ **•"• *n>«*>»fl«»««^P«>itenSlsefi 

SOCIETIES. andholv gratitude have frequentWh 

* lliese, I am thankful to say, continue seen roUibg down bis cheeks, wfaue 
in a prosperous condition, though our unlimited benevolence and universal 
means are fkr more limited than formeriy. vitations of the Gospel Imve been e 

The last ludf-yeiirs' subtcription to the ing in bis ears. The enemy was, 

Bible Society amounted to 150 Pagodas, ever, more than commonly active for a. 

This is at the rate of 120/. per aunuro. long time in keeping him in the braai 

The last year's report, tibich I furwarded way — one snare was laid after another l# 

with my Journal, 1 hope has been duly divert his feet from the narrow path, and 

received. temptations of the most fascinating kiai 

* We have Just been oelebratiur the prevailed again in incliniog bis heart aaH 
first anniversary of our Religious Tract mind to neglect a proffered Saviour i 
Society. The report 1 have sent to the but we bone he has now given up his seel 
treasurer of the Parent Institution. It to God and his Saviour in an ' — * — 

cootaius many interesting facts which covenant, never to be forgotten, 
ought to re\ ive and animate our hearts. ' He has sent me an interesting 

< We have raised for this Society in of his religious experience. The follow* 

the past year upwards of 60 Parodas, io«: are the chief particulars. His fere* 

and distributed 4000 English Tracts; fathers for several generatione have beta 

9nd perhaps, with those that have been Catholics. But the perusal of Andrew 

copied in the mission, 3000 native Tracts. Dunn convinced him of the errors of the 

If we had had them we could have dis- Romish church, and induced him ta 

posed of as many millions. Here we cast leave it. He says that commtmioa m^ 

cur bread upon the waters with the con- pears to me entirely destitute of the one 

fideut hope of finding it after many da^. thing needful ; I could therefore no kmger 

' I have been casting up the donations pey homage to its priests, nor re v e re n ce 

and subscriptions to the Missionary So- its rites. In 1816, he first attended upon 

ciety, and find we shall be able to send our preaching. The doctrines he ma 

you this year 116 Pagodas, 38 Fanams, heard were altogether different finons those 

or about A6L lbs. This, 1 thmk, will that had been formerly taught bioi, and 

considerably exceed all former remit- appeared at first exceedingly mysierious; 

tances. The good people have strained but truth soon began to £id its way iale 

every nerve, and given to the utmost of his mind, and dispelled the mists of 

their abilit}'.' superstition, ignorance, and error. Soon 

CHURCH "^^^ *^^ ^^ called on Br. Tayl<v* ' I 

stated to him the cause uf my visiL He 

* In consequence of the removal of His told me it was not cbanging the rdiwstii. 

Majesty's 84th regiment, our members but cbanging the k«art, that was so iai- 

have been almost all taken away from portent. He, perceiving my ignesaiioe, 

nfc and scattered far abroad on the face of took me with his family to the *hntm ef 

the wide earth. Still the divine Shechinah grace, and poured out his soul forme 

FOR APRIL, 1830. 


hdott the AU-weiDg and liearUsearchinif 
God. This WM icveral timet repeated ; 
nd I urn nadber preat ubIigatioDS to him 
for corrmiar man^ of my former errors.' 
Aftenrarda his mmd became more im- 
piestcd by a thunder-storm , and the 
prajcr OT « Chrutiaa in a pious family 
ihtt inccccMjcd it. 

* In anocher part he says, — < One eren- 
isfc when I attended the service at the 
Miisiua H<Mise for the conversion of poor 
ponshing heathen, I was led to consider, 
thsi the judgments of God hun^ over me» 
■4 will be mv everlasting destruction, 
if I do not eaplain to these poor ignorant 
h^ans those things whicn were once 
hidden to me, but are now open. After 
the service was finUhed, I returned to my 
kuase deeply wounded on account of mv 
BBS. Hie arrow <i of the Almi«:hty stuck 
Cm in me, and I thuu^t within myself^ 
'Ism a hypocrite for not castings the 
besm Jirst out of my own eye, before at- 
iHBptini^ to tall my brother to take the 
Bote out of hb eye.' A few days after, 
Lann; comoiented on that same subject, 
I was broo^t to a true conviction of my 
■ultiplied sins, and began more earnestly 
IksD ever to attend to the duties that God 

« He says that his whole trust and de- 
E^ are in Christ; that he desites, above 
sU diiBgs, to love him more and serve 
hia better ; be always attends our Ta- 
■ttl service, aud renders great assist- 
■cc, and that he has lately preached 
Kvcial short sermons to the poor peo- 
ple, which have pleased and delighted us 

i *F-ir a more particular account of 
. things in general I must refer you to my 

r JjumaL 

? • 1 will write to you again in a day or 
^ tvo, with a lift of the subscribers names 
~ to the Misskwarf Society, &c. &c. 

*VotifS. witb much affection and 
. ^ W. REEVE.' 


The Rer. Or. Morrison, in a letter, 

tfsied Canton, Maich 18, 1819, says:— 

• S.uce writbv to you last, 1 have eom- 

Bl«ted traasUiions of the twelve Minor 

HrmkeiM, and shall yet have an opportu- 

sitii^o^nd then to Mr. Milne this spnng. 

He adds, • that Mr. Milue had heanl of 

kmcuftbeTesUmeuts, and other books 

A -h/t Chinese character having been left 

K JiPAii,andat Ocbolsk ou the Russian 

• I f^ved also,' he says, • a copy of 
'Detacbad Remarks,' in C;hincse, which 
1 drew np witha view t^ iettle the phrase- 
4ie »c<A A Christian di$coune§, Mnd to 

contrast the Buiiha^ Mokanmidem^ uid 
CoHfucian sects with the true religion. 

' The printing in Chuiese, at Malaocnf 
is exceedingly satisfactory. 

< I have often said to you that the 
writings of the Prophets are striking 
adapted to the state of the idolatrous uid 
sceptical Chinese. O that power from on 
high may accompany the word of God, 
revealed by the mouths of these ancient 
Prophets ! 

< When fatigued and worn ont two or 
three months ago, 1 wrote a small book, 
called a Voyage Round the Worid ; the 
object of which was to enlarge the minds 
of the Chinese poor, in respect to man- 
kind generally, and to introduce the es- 
seotial truths of Christiauity. To this I 
added a map of the world, which greatly 
delighted the Chinese printer, who made 
some copies for himself, but in copying 
that part in which I mentioned * Judba, 
where Jesus the Sariour of the world 
was bom,' he obliterated the name of 
Jbsus, 1 believe, through fear. 1 mention 
this to enable you to judge of the condl* 
tiou of this people.' 


Dr. Morrison, in the name of his col- 
league, Mr. Milne, as well as in his own 
name, thus writes to the Directors :— ' It 
is ray anxious wish to see the Ultra Gangca 
Mission well arranged and consolidated, so 
that there may be a succession of co-ope- 
ration in the same line, and directed to 
the same point. The desirable thing is, so to 
arrange matters, that there shall be pre- 
sent co-operation and continued effort. 
The work is too great for much to be 
done in a single life-time. May ^^^^ 
blessed Saviour direct to such plans ^^.%ie 
will eventually own and bless ! We ^^^1^ 
thp * Anglo-Chinese College' a rtir^T^ 
portant means, and allow me to i^. .^ 
mend it to your kind auspices. I ^^s 
persuaded that the more we can birlir 
Christendom and China in contact winn 
each other, the more probable is the dif* 
fusion of Divine Revelation in this quar- 
ter of the world.' 

Dr. Morrison then gives the foUowinr 
list of names of Gentlemen in England and 
in the East, who would gladly receive 
subscriptions, donations, bequests in 
money or lands, and standard books fbr . 
the library :— the Rev. Henry Townley, 
Calcutta ; D. Brown, Esq. Penang; Rer. 
Professor Ross, and Rev. Van der Byl- 
laardt, Batavia ; W. S. Davison, Eso. and 
the Founder, China ; Rev. W. MihM, 
Malacca ; Rev. W. C. Loveless, Madras i 
Dr. John Taylor, Bombay; Rer. Jolhn 
Philip, Cape of Good Hope \ VI, K*HiA* 
key, Esq. Treasurer to \]kit U\i»ini««n 


SocietT, FcDcbiircli-street, London ; John the people icfinM to be diMTtt I 

TerndC Esq. E&cteri Dr. Fos, Derby; nerduuiidiee to syTkncle. Ai 

Rev. W. B&ihop, Glouceftter ; £. Toomer, ed, I foit unipeakable pleum 

£m. Southareptun ; Rev. Dr. Row, and everyone reedinr tbe woid of I 

Dr. W. (nialmen, Ahenlcen | Dr. Manont in a TncI, or in Its pureHMt. 

mod DivlcBcthuue, Esq. New York ; Rev. the number of Cb in ee e to be 

Mr. I^rker, and Robert Ralttttn, Esq. taaie aa Malacca. 

Pbiladelpbia ; Rev. Vmfietsor Suringar, ■ Wa neat came to liflfCB* wm 

Univertity of L^deo, Holland ; tbe very ent settlement near tbe Stialta 

Rev. tbe General Superintendent Adler^ Here I went on tbore, and epea 

Sleswir. Denmark. - i* distribotiaf tracta, and eonvi 

^ tbe people. Ai I euppoeed m 

MiaakNiafy bad ever Iwea hafi 

BATA V I A. endeavoured, at mudi aa poapV 

MrtrmH 9/ « tMitr frmn^ ike lUv, «/. nitb every inmily witb a Newl 

SiaUr^ JaUdlkUmfimj J^SS, &H19. and lucb parU of tbeOld M 

Mr. Slater tbui relatei bis voyagefrom me. Here I also went oa h 

Malacca to Batavia x— Chinese Junks lyin^ in tbe hv 

• Wb left Malaoca tbr 27th of April, nve tbe men a few TVada ai 
witb tbe instruction, pravcrs, and tears TestamenU for each vesset la 
of our brethren. Our priaeipal bamge aacb vessel three NewTeMaa 
coo»isted of Chinese Tracts, New Test*- other tracts In proportion, to t| 
ments, and such parts of the Old Testap in China, witb a promise on thai 
mcnt as were printed, to the amount of they would dehver tbem. I1 
llfil99 volumes. Our bruthcr Thomson wav that tbe ScripCurea muat ti 
^imisbed me with Malay Tracts in the and I hope tbe numerous capl 
Roman character, Malay Tracts, Spcl- already sent this wav will m i 
ling-books. Catechisms, and a part of the bid in meal, gradually wotk H 
Gospel of Matthew iu the Arabic charac- * Leaving; Lin|;en, we aaiUdia 
ten, of his owu priutiu|c, which I sup- of Borneo, and touched at PoM 
pose made a uuuiber of not less than 1 fouud much difficulty in 
15,000. Tbeie, I hope, it will be my shore, as we were lying at nBcfa 
bappineu to distribute among tbe Hea^ off; but 1 at length succeed£d»i 
then, and alford me many opportunities with me 200 New Teatameota 
of preaching the Gospel to them. Per- cbisms, which contain the m 
baps an account of our voyage may uot the Christiau religion, and i 
be uninteresting, as we touchetl at several Tracts, I committed myself aa 
places on our way. The first of which a Native boat, which, siter pal 

■ was Sincapore, on English settlement 12 hours, brought me safe to ] 

newly formed, and at present in a very very anuous to visit tbe peon 

^^^ prosperous state. Here 1 ipcut a day on trade, or, as the Natives call i| 

^^up with Major Faruuhar, the lau which, according to inforaan 

£'\j:li8h governor of Malacca, who has prenuusly derived from a very i 

^^^ys been our patron and friend, which source, contains 30,000; ba 

Us J^ geve me an op})ortunity of distribut- impossible during our stav bar 

a box of Chinese Tracu among the only spend two cUys on shore 

^w settlers. Major Farquhar received people. I here followed n 

me with bis usual kindness, and express- giving the Scriptures to thoai 

cda hope that he should soon see a Malay families, that every house m 

and Chinese Missionary settled there,* the word of God. During n 

and assured me that he felt much in- shore I was entertained at the 

lerested in our Ultra Ganges Mission, respectable Chinese, who bad 

Indeed, of this we have had many proofs by some means, a Chineaa N 

during his residence at Malacca. mcnt, and from the many qu 

* We next touched at. Rhio, a Dutch set- asked respecting It, 1 inmrrei 
tlement, where I went on shore to enquire have read it with soase atle 
Into tbe number and »tate of the Chinese, inquired particulariy conceral 
Uking with me several hundred TracU sin, and ail men being sinners 
and Tastamvuts. These I soon found quenceofit; also, whether all 
means of putting into the hands of the to the West worshipped Jesaa 
people, who were all ascembled at the quite pleased with the objectt 
Basisr j and in an hour the attention of ciety, and assured me, if tbi 
- -— . would send one of these good I 

Two Missionaries from our Society expressed it, to Pontiaaa, ha 1 

4f« mUnd§d to be sent shortly. bUa • bovM to liv« is te M 

FOR APRtL^ 18tO. irl 

I took ao to vlitt tbe Sultan^ Mlrefl, aod the place Is as Aill as wlien 

>Bbe is Tery intimate ; who also tBey meet to hear preaching. They siag^, 

many things ahout the Christian read, and euea^ in prayer:— two en- 

•ad approred much of the' pro- gage : after wiiicb they go to their bouses 

I «tbcr had made to obtain a and eat their food, which is all pre- 

17 settled among them. 1 in- pared on the Saturday preceding; and there 

^ tliem respecting the people of is not a fire to be s«en in all the islands 

. cdiployed in the gold mines, on the Sabbath-day, except a little that 

ben at setvral mountains in the we hare to boil the tea-kettle morning 

irho are employed in obtaining and afternoon. At about half past eig'it 

I, and was informed that there or nine they meet again, when one of 

St 50,000 Chinese at the former the brethren preaches; and it is very 

acb is near to them, and well pleasing to see the great attention some 

7 them ; the others they said of them pay to the word of life. The 

r Bomerous, but could not say first time 1 went to the chapel I was de- 

ow many : they might amount lighted with their appearance, especially 

• I regretted much that I could with that of the women, who looked very 
Iham; but I sent them some clean and becoming — the greatest part of 
lA Catechisms, and hope that the congregation dressed in beautiful 

•own will be < as bread cast white cloth, their heads anointed with 

waters to be seen afler many sweet-scented oil, their little cocoa-nut 

leaf bonnets, and their heads decorated 

■y arrival at BaUvia I have with red and white sweet smelling fiowers; 

• as a Missionary ; I have had and, 1 am sure it would rejoice 'vour 
Mbk Tn obtaining a house to hearts, my brethren, and cause you to' add 
, and had it not been for the diligence to diligence, zeal to zeal, and 

of Mr. Robinson the Bwptist activity to activitv, W sec such large 
ry, who took me in, I must have chapels so very fufl, ^bbath after Sab- 
n inn, which would have been baih, of those who ncft'long since knew 
nsive. Houses here, as well as neither the value of their souls nor their 
i( else, are extremely expensive ; Saviour, now, not only hearing, biit some 
■TB a month is given for a very as it were, eatiug the words as they fall 
itatioxi : I fear I shall find it from their teacher's lips. After the mom- 
e to live here for the saftie sum ing service they have another prayer- 
old at Malacca ; but you may meeting among themselves. 
ed that I shall always consider « The day appointed for proposing the 
inden duty to be as sparing of formation of an Auxiliary SiKMety was 

of the Society as oossiblc, well 13th May, being the second Wednesday 

bow the cause ol Missions is when we were to bold a missionary meet- 
ing as the annual meetings in England. 

I have given you an account of The Mondav preceding the Wednesday 

md labours in part, and hope, appointed, the kinj; came into the chapel 

nontenance ana support, to be at the question- mcetin*; and told the peo- 

proceed in my work. pic all to come on Wednesday afternoon 

< I remain, &c. and prav for the growth of the word of 

< J. SLATER.' God, and that Notti, (brother Nott) would 

....^^^^M... preach to them, after which he himself 

irrrw qt?a TQAVriQ had a/wrai«t/t>o^o,(alittle short speech,) 

JUin aiiA 12)AWU:>. to say to them, which excited their cu- 

•/ a loiter from Mr, John riosity greatly, and ever\' one was en- 

■Sy Missionary, daitd Raieiea, quiring what the king's little short speech 

W. 1818. was. 

itete of the mission is very gra- The Wednesday arrived, when a 

ad calls loudly for thankfulness crcat number of peo| le were assembled ; 

yooe who desires the prosperity 1 supjuise upwards of 2000. It was im- 

Wben we first landed we were possible to have worship in the chapel, 

onisbcd at the great and glorious so we went under a shady ^rove of cocoa- 

rbich has taken place — a com- nut trees close by. Mr. N«it preached a 

ACe — from Idolatry to Christ- suitable discourse upon Philip and the 

ad seme, though not vcr>- many. Eunuch, and before he had done the 

uiged from nature to grace and king called 'out to Mr. Nott to leave off, 

1 to God. They begin the Sab- for he wished to «ay a little to the neople ; 
le following manner -. About six soon after which Mr. Nott concluded, and 
I the morning they meet in their the king began thus—* xMy friends I have 
vorsbip for pniyer amoof them- a little short speech lo sa.^ , i^a.>} ^^i^^^^viXvc 

S 6 



tiMi joaMgrmdctitaBdi' to oTttoBatai 
I addms te m vtiy Jodldow ttoUncwto 
tdllBf ttom tow much of tMr dMSooMar- 

ttktm op In wonUppof idolt» 
Ml of wofk ttoy md for ttoir 

mhdim of Ufdr pnipcfiy comrBUM of mb. MicMAn. somm^ 
doth, Itoir pip» ai£ A JBW, at M i — it. 

•^ ttolr ctDoci, and aU ttoir itrMgA. /a « JCiiter A«w <to Am JWtfi Am* 

tto^ aad pfmrtj, tee iMBi te . <^r» «<ri i"» H *^ifci»»- 

•OTfiM of an idol ■ piece of wood or « . «i. «^ »^,.. 

cecoMrat bade, end even ttoIr own tim 7lPtte.S«w. 

In tondieds were lecriflced od tUi |ItI>babSir, 
WM an lor n deception, for a &lie ged. I bavb tto togpinoM to aend jea tM 
And to tod a Mtue ipeech to propote to fillowiafr acconnt ol tto tiaiianiM • 
wUdi to ttonaki It Wat richt fori Mr. Micliad Sarfon, tiom JndakB 1i 
to agiee to» ud If tbaydid, well <!bnilianitj. Tkl. oomaranlcattoHi^ 
■oodi bat If not, h was atill coodi. tnbttance of a narrative drawn ap.lvlln 

&■ WM dw Utde ipcecfa to badW 8«P» UamU* »» ^ ^m of l|» ^ 
ptepoai totbe», ttot titwr iboold coltect . toak' WithAeefecptlA'ofnAwviM 
nlttlefiopatvforaulatiBBlntpreadlaf literatkiu, 1 p^Merve tto u>l§iBdiM% 
ttoBOipiL He esplalned the nwaot fay ai both nMN« natnial, aad BMfe lini|l» 
wbldi we ware btoofbt here ; It was I7 prove nsefoL , .^ 

firlBfaiipn^ to tto captains of tto ships; .'1 was bosn/ aqft. to, *^/j^ 
tor tto natives tote a shignhir notion, yynnts, at Co^,en tto ea a st mmm^ -. 
ttoj tUnk that we can ffo on board of a . tor. Id tto year 1795. I waaednailsiii 
sh^asth^fooBboardofoneanother^f oar Hehrsw school thoe, nnder thaM . 
emes, and fo where we lito ; tot tto of mv parents, wto also hadi nM tsmftl 
U^ teU them that was not tto cane Eorlifth, (an Ei^;Bsh school bahir nf* ' 
bat a great qnaotitv of money was civcn in the place by a aergeant.) When I «« 
to tto captain before they would brlog atout thirteen ^-ears of ane, 1 wiii» 
OS, and that wat obtained by good people moved from school and put to a hmiafMi 
who wished the word of CkKi tu grow — at which 1 continued some years. , I* ^ 
giving asoney and ali the little money year 1811, 1 left Cochin on a visit to a« 
wascolleciedtoonebigmoney, by which Aunt and Uncle, wto lived at Pi)a» 
means they now en)oyed the blessings of cherry, with whom I remained tlD the 
tto Gospefy and to thought it was right Utter part of the year 18 li. At tkii 
that they should use their endeavours to period my Unde, John Bei^}amia, i** • 
send tto Ctospd to other lands who are as ceived a letter from Mr. Janet, lavitiBl 
they once were; to said although ttoy me. to come to Madras to live with kin* 
had no money, yet they might give pigs. My Uncle not toing willing that f sbosM 
arrow-root, ud, and cotton, to buy money accept of ihis offer, was tome time htCM* 
with ; to then alluded to Africa, collect- he stowed it to me. At length to di' >^ 
Inr ttaphants' teeth; to then stated tto wton I gladly accepted of the InntaliiBi 
nuet of the Society. ana came to this happy place. Ma^ns^ 

One thing rendered his speech pecu- ' After my arrival in Madras, Mr. 
liarly interesting, to insisted upon its Jarret frequently ironversed with me re- 
toing doDt/nefjfs and those who did specting the prophecies, of which to wss 
not uto the wont of God to grow, not so kind as to give me some explanatioa. 
to give ttoir property ; he likewise The Christiana in Cochin, tto ptace of 
contrasted tto greatness of their time my nativity, toing Roman Catholics, 1 
and property which was spent formerly, conceived from their mode of worship 
with tto md an em of wtot they were 4hat all Christians were a kind of idola- 
Bow called upon to give, the one was ters. This prevented me from acceding 
thoae wto did not give, but it was to to to the truth, ' that the Messiah is already 
done for a false god, the ottor was for tto come, and that it is in vain to look for 
tnie God. He added, that those who gave 'another,' when Mr. Jairet bcf^n to point 
stould by no means reflect on or despish ^'out tto accomplishment of tto prophe- 
totally a voluntarv act After to bad ^'cies in the person and character of Jesns 
spoken he proposed that those wto agreed'^ Christ. 

to it, should hold up their hands ; when.- 'After some time, I requested Mr. 
not one, 1 believe, was down in this large * Jarret to take me along with him to the 
congregation. It would have war med . English church. Here 1 was disappointed 
the coldest heart to have toheld so la rgeia* - in seeing no images, and quite surprised 
congregation of Taheiteaus assembled -to find the forms of worshnai aa diffsrent 
:for the purpose of praying for tto spread 'from those of tto Roman &ltolie, * m 

rOR APRIL, 18M. 


li|blfiroiil ilarkiiess.' 1 fouDd likewise 
Ibiu the Bible, Psalms, and prayers were 
read, as iu the synagiigue, aud that tbe 
CMriy differeuce vias the preaching from 
tbe New Testament as well as the Old. 

* When I had seen all this, aud under- 
stood a little of the preaching, 1 re- 
quested Mr. Jarret tu favour me with 
some bcx>ks, which he was kind enough 
to do. 1 then began to read anu reflect 
OQ tbe propbeciJes. In a short time a 
cooviction arose in my mind that the 
Me»iab bad actually appeared in tbe 
penoD of Jesus Christ of Naxareth ; aud 
that tbe prayers I used to offer up daily 
for bis advent, according to the expec- 
tatioiu of tbe Jews, were iu vain. 

* In a short time after my arrival in 
Madras, Mr. Jarret received the Gospel 
of Matthew iu Hebrew, and com- 
BCDced repriuting it. I was employed 
fai correcting the press. Whilst occu- 
pied with this, 1 was led to consider it 
attentively. I found my mind gradually 
opening for the reception of Divine truth. 
At last Mr. J. put into my hand the kind 
address of Christians to Jews, by which 
I was convinced that God in this way bad 
kd me to realize the fulflhneut of my 
ifcam. For this I praised the Lord God 
Almighty, * who was, who is, aud \%ho is 
to come? Considering all these thinp;, 
I tbuugbt it was now my duty to ac- 
^naint mj mother and brethren with the 
state of my mind, and my intention of 
becoming a Christian. 1 wrote them ac- 
cordingly. In a short time I received a 
letter from my eldest brother, Mo(>e& Sur- 
gon, in which be expressed himself thus : 

* We are all very sorry for receiving 

mcfa an account from you. You affirm 

positively that the Messiah is come, aud 

that Jesus Christ is he. But to convince 

me of that you must propose to me four 

paiticnlar questions. If 1 shall not be 

able to explaiu to vou the principles hi 

qnestion, then I shall understand that 

yon are acquainted with many books. 

Otherwise, if yon do any thing merely 

beouise you are in that place, then you 

will be iu risk of your soul. Or if >ou do 

it before you silence me, then I shall 

know it is nothing but your owe conceit. 

Besides, when you reflect on tbe nature of 

your nativity. A rod thrown iuto the air 

discovers its root in falling.* — You will 

•This is an Arabic proverb. They 
suppose that a piece ot mauufactured 
wood, (a ruler for instance) if thrown up 
into tbe air, will, in falling, discover 
whicb is its root end. The end which was 
nearer the root of the living tree, gravi- 
tating to tbe earth. Tlie idea intended to 
be oonvejed by the proverb here ^is, that 

bring mucb guilt on yourself, and will 
cause to come upon your mothiier and 
brethren eminent disgrace on aceouut 
of your selfishness : and, finally^ 
you will have tbe name RacUy Shaca, 
Wherefore, instead of acting such a 
kind ot confusiou, we desire to bear from 
you a better nccount, and at tbe same 
time desire you to forget whatever you 
wrote in your last letter. ' Write some- 
thing comforting to ease our sorrowful 
hearts, on account of your last. Of that . 
be thou ignorant, and have not a vain 
idea of thyself as one of them who speak 
much, but do little/ 

' When i received this letter, I bcfan to 
consider what questions 1 should not to 
him, for he is a learned man. It oc- 
curred to me 1 could not do better than 
to send him the affectionate address to 
Jews, with a copy of the Gospel of Mat- 
thew in Hebrew. These 1 sent with a 
letter, requesting them to b«t so ||ood 
as to grant me permission to be baptised 
without delay. 

* Havmg waited a considerable time 
without receiviug an answer, I wrote an- 
other letter; to this likewise I received 
no answer. 1 then conceived it was in 
vain to wait for their permission. 1 there- 
fore said to Mr. Jarret, * Sir, I hope there 
is no delay to my baptism.* On this Mr. 
J. was so kind as to give me further in- 
struction m the principles of the Christian 
religion, and how to conduct myself as a 
true follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. 
So by the grace of God I was l>antized 
here nt Mddras, January 21, 1H18, by the 
Kev. Mr. W. A. Keating, Chaplain of St. 
Mark's Church, Fort St. George. 

* Blessed be tbe word of the LonI God, 
the God of Abraham, Isaac, aud Israel, 
the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who 
bath sent redemption to his people Israel, 
through his word, to shew them tbe way 
of salvation. Amen. ' 

Thus ends Mr. Surgon's own account ; 
but I cannot persuade myself to dismiss 
the narrative without adding a few ob- 

With respect to Mr. Surgon's conduct 
since he became Christian, 1 can bear a 
pleasing testimony. I have enjoyed the 
happiness of living in the same family 
with him now upwards of three months. 
He is pious, prudent, and every way 
steady. In labours assiduous. He is 
likewise very well versed in languages. 
He speaks Hebrew, a little Arabic, Hin- 

Mr. Moses Surgoii considering his bro- 
ther's mind waverine, (like a rod tossed 
up into the air,) would iu subsiding again 
into a calm state, revert back to tbe re- 
ligion of his forefathers. 


dluMIRlM, AfslBTBliiD, Tama). Of the 
and writes Ei^sh, Freucb, uid Portu- 

, . J 'of others, which Mr. Janet 

Kinling here for Ihe us« of the Jew* in 
e Eut. In hU fonverMtions wilb the 
hMtben around him, nnd with the Jews 
oba occMionally vitit him, Mr. Surgan 
ditcovert Mintelhinglike a^nuine Chris- 
^lian ipirlt. He reuuna boldly, sod 
tpcaks like one who reel) the force uf 
wbat he says. May the Ci>d o[ all rraa 
keep him from faillof , and make nitn a 
burnltiE ""d a ihlaing light beroie a 
crooked and perverse {^aeration. 

•The conversion oT Mr.Surgon, If hy 
the grace of God be coDlinuei cleaUrait in 
Ihe laith, ttcmi tikttj to be the opening 
of an elTeCloal door toVirda the eoligbl- 
■■■ btnigbteil brelhren, ' 

of Itn 

I hav 


saliifacIioD of seeiog and c 
teveral Jews who have visiicd him. These 
come from the west coast of India, Irum 
AtmUa, and Ihe ancienl Bnbcl, now Bag- 
dad. Slnnge to say, no Jews reside io 
Madras! A Bpiril of inquiry is eitiled 
among tbem it would appear throughout 
all the Turkish empire. Mr. Jarret is 
collecting all the informalion he ran re- 
spccllng the long-lost sheep of the house 
of Iirad in tbese eilensive regions. In 
Arabia they are very numerous. From 
the information 1 have obuined from the 
Jews coming from that quarter, it would 
appear that the deluded followen of the 
false pniphel, allow them many privile^i 
(upenorto what they injoj; in some Chris- 
tian countries. May the time fuon come 
when they wilt enter the true sheep- 
fold, under, the one Shepherd, Christ the 
Rightaous. Amen. 

Yonr's Inily, 

■R. Fleming.' 

the poeli^ and the mueic. A foe 
oorH barge, puMlctynffpred by the 
fnandiiig aHicer oT the Independence 74, 
Wat in waiting ; the memben of the nit- 
sion look leave o[ their weeping frwndl, 
and were speedily onboard Ibe brig Thad- 
deui. They were accompanied by th( 
Committee, and other particular ftiaodt. 
In a short time, the vessel weighed anchM 
end drupped iuiu the lower hwbour [ aad 
the neil day, the wind and tide favouring. 
put to sea. To thefavour and pnrtecttoa 
of that Cod, tetui moMk Ihe rtmdiia 
tliariot and u-alketh upon the wiHf */ ttt 
V'ind, this Ittllc band is devuuUy eua- 
mended by many prayer*. 

Wb ore happy iu being able Io ooi^ 
municate to our readers, the following 
authentic piniculan of the death of ' " 
diMinguislied servant of God, and' 
Ihe Founders of the Mi " 
the late Rev. Dr. Hawcii 

, w^willakf 

which we ^<e in our last Number. 

Dr. Haweis died on Friday the lilh al 
February last. Until the motning of lk« 
preceding Wednesday not the laalltM 
apprehension was entertained of aiiyia>- 
mediale danger : but on the nuirmUat 
ibal day his countenance be«anM ■&■• 
miuaied by an eitraordinary itnik 
seemed to indicate his approacbb 
pmets. Addressmg Mrs. Hnwt— . _ 
said, ■ I am going Io glory ; DaaOl Mb its sUng/ On anulher 
he (aid, ■ The proenect ii alt brighl 
before roe ;' adding, ' I have bad (Bck 
lerful represenlaliuui 

nind, of Ihe i 

of I 

SaTt)BDAlt,Oct. 33, tbe mission family, 
with a great number of friends, acquiuu- 
la<K(S and strangers, aisembled on the 
Long Wharf, Boston, toimile in religiou* 
eiomsea preparatory to the last farewell. 
The assembly united in singingtbo liyinn, 
which commences with ■ Jilal bt tht ttt 
lluU Undi ;' a fervent and affectiunale 
prayer was olterad by the Rev. Dr. Wor- 
CMter ; a closing address was made by 
HopoDi and Messrs. Biogharo and Tliur- 
--isisted by an inlimalc Christian 

books furwhtch kintc Pomarc bad w 

to bim.* Afler having been prayed wilb, 

with unliRed hands and eyes, be il ' 

as loud an ^men as when in bcaUb 
having given his blessing to those K 
him, be became absorbed in medi 
which was only inlemipled by bit n, 
edly eiclairoiug, ■ Wonderful ibiagt tk 
Lord is doing on Ihe eanb.' Aboii' 
o'clock on Friday morning, h« M 
eiclaimed, ' Is lluit the Lord .'* after '. _ 
he never spake, but his smAing animaud 
countenance, and elevated hanrU, Heariy 
evinced both hi< happiiiee; uid bit sent' 
bility. He died between four and ft't 
Hb hearing wbicb had been iniMMl 
fur some years past was coiupleleur rtl- 
lored, and he answered with a raaJBiWi 
which in a time of health waa IMthlH- 

tual to him 

• Swow?»bw*rjNuoi. p|Lei,»^ 


t iW J 


Ki Ftbntary, to 16 Mimrehp 1820, ' * - 


>i«HnMl CdadribatioM.} 
V. Mr. Willow. 

4 « 

S 1 9 

■k 9 11 • 

10 9 

»▼. Mtun. Oeone 

S B A 
ItVV Mr.' 'OaViet .' ! 3 10 
thy Mmw. T. Vhll. 

16 17 4A 

^. 1 16 Qi 

*0»Ties 1 9 71 

9 16 

!WR«T.Mr.ThemM9 6 

rOitto 1 I 

r. Mr. Griffith 4 10 

feTR*T. D.Peter. . 1 1 
. R. DftTief, New- 
9 9 

Nrtety: by Mr. P. 


rionary Society : by 

HMldtfon « 

— Bfr. R. Menxies, Cannar- 

10 10 


Juvenile MissionAry 8o- 

lY.'W. Betts 90 

Widcott, SoathamptoD, for 

Umm Col lege A 

■ the Protettant DiMenting 
Ml, Wood-ttreet, Spltalfleld* 1 


Collections and Sabscrip- 
fT. W. Smelle and Friends. 

h9 6 

Kiaid.Yarm 1 

t. Jolu^s Cbapel, Warrington, 

bath 96 19 

Mrth Female JavenUe Mia* 

Sr : by Mr. J. Bacon 14 
I 1 
ttona by ReT. D. Holmes 

ptioB, Farringdon 4 

klBir : by Rev. J. Wtutehoose. 
y Aasoeiation, 1819 19 
It Ladies' School 1 1 

16 I 

ar M 


Wilts: R«T. T. Watera wtA CoHKiAtiw, 
Codler4 , TT.^TTT^. 9 

Eaaex : BirklMr MlatioHuy. flodrtjt to 
Mr.T.HftRir ..-.;....!:...■.' A 9 

8q»iland: Elgin Miaaionary Bodotyx bf 
RoT.N.M*NeU .;^^^^...:....' 19 19 

DHtot— sA Oooatlon from ChrMtaa VtiMit 

Mr.J.Tky1or. \77. 19,9 

CD- 100 

O.A.8 6 

SydHag ...T7 .TTT! 110 

DarhMit— Colleclo< at a Prayar-Mooliafy 
bald by Twaaty oT tha Ma^l^pit latalf b*- 
loiiffiag to the Indopoadaat Chwei at 

DarilStoii .: 1 19 9 

t ^llMl»4 at Rar.T. Rharpt ChapoL 
Woohrkkaftar two RfMaa p rea ch ad 
by Rer. Mr. Rafaoa .19 IT 1 

Fauiy 8«bMri»lio«Bft«a a fnr«f the.ChU- 
drea boioMiUic to WP ay rtro at Saadnr- 
Rehool, (fhrmetly ooaaeettd with tha 
City eha^|,Onih.atraat i) bjMr. J. Ba/- 
toB 9 10 9 

White Row Jafeafla MiasioBat* Booldty : 
byMlaalNsio 10 19 

Sarreyj— Prodaeo_of % Miarfonary-Bu^ 

the Oardener^ HonaOi darevwq^t. 

10 9 

1 1 Collections by the Ladies at 
hapel : by Rev. Mr. Day .... 

6 10 

Mile-End Now-Towaj Mr. J. 
Cook, IVaaaaiari a poitioa^of 

thesomraised 90 

A few frianda who Moot Ihr 
orayar every Satarday Svoa- 
log at the above Chaael .... 1 10 


Raaex :— BafiroB WaMoni Rav. W. Claytoa 

andFrieada 94 11 9 

HammarMiilh AaidUary Mlaaioawj So- 
ciety, eataUiahad at the Meettag-Hoaao, 
in George-Yard, Nov. 99, 1919 j Mr. D. 
Niabett, TNaaaior; Mr. Maiden, Soen- 

tary 90 

Devon: Aahbnrton Anxlliary Bodety: by 

RoT.J. KaUy. • 

AaanalSabceiiptfoM 10 16 

Female AoxiUarySodaty.... 9 10 
Panay^WaokCollectiaDi .. 411 9 

- 17 7 9 

910 9 
7 16 

HaAta: Female Miaaionary Aaaociatton ot 
the ladapaadeat CcmiegaHaa, Lymiag- 
- ton 

Kent : Sandwich Miaaioaary Bok: by Rev 

of tiie Directors are f resented to the feUowiag :— 

Birmingham, for a Missionary Box for Poauure.— Friends at Norwieh, fbr a Chest aad Barrel, 
r Articles for the Missionaries ia the flonlh Sea ialMsda.— Mr. Oraea, Badford, for a Pisraal of 
lltto.—Mr. Williams, jSwan Hill, Shrewsbary, for Dod aad Claavar*fe ExpoeltioB of the Tea ^ 
18 Sermons bv Rev 
la Memoirs or Mrs. 
lara to a Friend on 
eetter, for 3 Vols, and 18 Numbers 
1819.— Mr. Pagh, Raah-lane. 
t, MonkwelI-»treet, Cor 8 Reports 

«-B.»ok ; 10 Numbers of the Jewish Expositor; aad )laayan*s Pilgrim'lB Prograaa^— Mra.'Aithar- 
doB, Kent, for sundry old Books and TraeU.— Bftr. Bandars, Tahatnaalt-Walk, for 9 Biblea. 9 Taa* 
. aandry old Books and Traets.— Mr Dnmmer, Wiachealar, lor Foxli Book of Martyra, 9d YaLi 
ki« 1 Vol. s Pktrick on the Ps«lms, 9 Yola. ; Ditto on Job 1 Vol. ; RoBMiBa*h Walk aad 'Mniph at 
« JottiAeatioB j BaTCiidga'k FtlTtta llMaghta, 9 Ytli*! JMIIb m fwt^mi Pr. T^lM*t AtiiBiO 

tination.— r. b. for sandry School«Booka aaa nagaslBea.— Rev. mxi 
imbers of the Tbeolcvical ftbgaslae.— BenoTolaatia, for Philaathroa « 
;, Deptford, for 19 Kambara of tha Toatha' MhgasiBa.— Mr. Fallal 
rports of the Bible, Chorch, and LoBdoa MiaaioBary Sodetlea ; 4 Bar* 


ef a»1)«iu j Ow>n on Ihc Trlnil; ; Bnnlti nn <)>• Kii>t.1rys> nf Chii.) ; MiMlfuri gmtf-nt h> IIM 
UO l8MHI^'>'°>"''<-'f Mifiinnnri Tiiiia>cii<<n>4 ivi llir >i'v F>tii(')ril Wanzln* lor IMft, 
inNuKbin,— A few Luminal Dniilln, tj Htj. A. VLrlclxi. ffli I< ^-Srl- — Vr n'<'n.rv'<> Rri. Mi 
ll«td,ll(ip<etar Ihf U(eu( Kc>. ».Mulyi>, Hbiinrld'i Sr. ..:,...■ J V'L -t'.Vr i.i..t'i 
G*M) «r CoBMinoe; BaiKnH FauUi SlaKi BubHun • n.. . ■-.■ -n Il» 

RHimaUaaj br, J. Bnll'I Baianiii, 1 V"!.! BaUn'i An»:> llMnbt 

KlIMnDl NlvtOpVCirdlpboBiMVgU.; 10«^.Af ti>Lrrr.. ' MIM, 

IVall.i V*a%C°iBpliU UiilT M Mu i CaVliaoD an tte I ' - .* iH 

lih oremhord " ' " " 

ta BaaaTolaDQii 

Act* li. 34 : He n-tu a gumi mu, and /ull of (Ac Hety CkaH, and t/ B 

ScAncE wu tlie inclanchnly si^h Hippre5<>'(l, 
Which Sion brcarh'd for —ir delHirieii frifnd,' 

Itiaa yet ogai" liercav'tl and deep di^lress'd. 
She sees unuiher lo the grave ilescend. 

Thus, Idee SI 

,.!!, ., 

Whn many a cunSict bore and viclurjr won. 
In fruilful age, ihe venerable Uawei» 

Hettrca to rest, whfii all hi: work U tlt^ne. 
His active labours knew no idli; void, 

llUvartnus lalents took no wiirthlt'ss aim; 
His time, his iien, his learning were emplvy'd 

To honour God, and erring souls recUiin. 
The sisler arls he wimM wiih ardour chii'.le, 

Where Music, Veisc, mid Pii-ly comliiiic; 
Prov'd how Religion sanctifies the taste. 

And gives lo genius Aagrnty divine. 
Zealous tur truth, and cluqulnt in love. 

He )<rcacli'd the Guspel with nnpressive zeal, 
Wliilft lislening thou<-iuids found iheir duuliti^ ten 

And hardenM rebels, ircuibling, learn'd lo lecl. 
Though in a siai'ion, where loo oft is seen 

The priestly pride thai scowls ai Sfcis licio*. 
He fix'u no severing bar good itii.'ii lietwceii, 

Nor ever made one hunes't man hi^ lot. 
Among the foremost in the pur|>ose vast. 

Which ftiTove the darknea? Iroiu ihc world to chajf, 
Iii» purse, his heiirt. he in the irea-ury cast,+ 

And chcerM ihe hope that readi'd Ihe heathen race. 
The souilicrn »ivage isles he pitying view'd. 

And urg'd llie peucelul herajos on iheir way ; 

the patient hone put^uiid, 
conquests croun'd the lung deluy, 

Through tnitlejs 

Till glorious coi 
As good old Simeon, ere liis-spitit fled, 

Survey'd (he proniiti'd Brunch fniiu Jesse's rod : 
So Uaweis beheld Messiah's kingdom ipiead. 

And then in peace departed hvnce lo Gml. 
But not forgollen useful mm de|«Tt, 

"The vrutks thpy Icare their M*itef's impress bear; 
The monument remains in inanv a heart, 

t» praise to God, who ">ftde tiicm v^hat ttiev were. 

Mf/avv to ibe Micaionaiy Soct«iy &0»l. at."«»&i- --— 




MAY, 1820. 


"IHTS very excellent Christian happy composure I so much desired 1 

L was born at Trowbridge, Blessed be thy name for thy pretence 

Us, in 1746, of highly respectable ?°^ assistance experifsnced m the hou» 

««»« ««.. f^r^iyJ »««U4» wo I "*v® spent more immediately with 

^11 A. i ^ name was thee, this mornmg, in meditationfrcMd 

r«|iDell. At the age of 18 she - ^^ ^ ^ I ^^ ^ 

amedecidedlysenous, and joined have been assisted in it Grant the pe- 

5 Independent Church at Trow- titions I have asked as far as consistent 

dge, then under the pastoral care with thy will, and conducive to Jhj 

the Rev. Mr. Cross, in her 2€kh glory and our souls ' good. Thou iflbt 

ir. She was married in 1709 to present at the marriage in Cana, thou 

Rev. James BowJen at Fare- ^»lt, ji'e trust, m answer to our prayers, 

n, Hants, and afterwards of ^^ the glory of % name, be prweirf 

' rn^- o on.- now wi/Ai«; make US careful ol domz 

j-cr Tooting Surrey. This va- any tjiing that would displease thee; 

ble and feithful riimister had, for evidence thy fwesence by composing 

re than 35 years, been labouring our spirits, causing us to repose in thee^ 

h. diligence and success in the to stay ottrselves upon thee, and to ro- 

t of these stations. The manner joice in thee as our hever-failing friend ; 

his death will be recollected by M not the guilt of one sin in oursingk 

ny of our readers. WhUe he was ^f^ ^ hnm^t unto our new relation, 

adimff at Hammersmith on Bless us with needful graofs. Make 

^^^ ^ € o iT *^ 1 -^ us more holy. May we walk together 

nes IV. 7. ' Submit youreelves ^^ , h^j,^ ^('^^ ^ ^^ ^^^ ^^ 

» God,* he was suddenly at- and utterly insufficient am I for the 

iked with apoplexy, sunk down duties before me; but I rejoice that 

the pulpit, and after languishing ' in the Lord Jebovah b everlasting 

til the next morning, entered strength.' I lean upon diee. Hitherto, 

rest. His fiineral sermon was blessed be thy name, I trust thou bast 

!Khed by Dr. Winter, at Tooting, directed, supported, guided us. Tbea 

d was published. be pleased to go on to bless us. Pre- 

r^—,^ y , ; . ^ - T^,^ parens for all thy will m hfe. Give 

Of the cmment piety of Mrs. '^^ that wisdom ind discretion I shdl 

)wden in early life, some valuable need. Give me grace to perform my 

tonls are preserved in a diary vows, and let our hearts be united in 

Inch she kept for very many years, love to thee and to each other. Let us 

be following extract bears date on be instruments of thv glory, live to thy 

e day of her marriage, and ap- praise, die honourably, and rise glo- 

•re to have been written prior to "-jously- \ ^^^^ ^^ ^o"" ^J goodnwa 

• ,««^^^„„ . this morning, and depend on thee for 

e ceremony .— ^^pp^^^ ^^^ ^^^ in all the duties of it. 

' What shall I render to the Lord for We would enter this relation in a 

bis beneBts ? How graciously is he dependance on thee as our covenant 

gearing for me in granting that God and Father; in and through our 
xzmi. T 

LorH J«ui Christ, to whom, wiih Thy- 
seU'.flw) the Holy Spirit, wc desire to 
ascribe ettmally all hoiiojr and ^ory, 
Ameti and Amen. Lord, ' 1 luu Uunc, 


made In' tb« taaiOj wu is Uie 
death of h«r Mcond aoil, id nuftore 
life, in March, 1S19. Ld all theie 
events she sorrowed not as one with- 
out hap«. With the last she »u 
very greatly affected j and it ic sup- 
posed to have been the means of 
hastening her own dissolution- Yet 


The external history of her lif 
from that day loay be comprised i 

a few wonis. it was uniformly doubtleu her heaviest affliction if 

spent with the beloved partner of the loss of her beloved and rererea 

her cares and of her pletksures, first companion through eo long' a por- 

atFarehatn, and then at Tooting, tionofbM journey in the wiidenen 

until his Kmoval hy ilcalh, a period of life. Her mind, however, undtr 

of 43 years : and since that time this privation, as well as the nttf 

■be has always found n home either was supported by the great piin- 

Id the family or in the neighbour- riples which she had long believed) 

hood of one of her children. Her and which yielded ber ttrong o6a- 

Inorc usual residence wits ot Hani- solation. She had learned (romOil 

hierstnilh, where she died in the book which she venerated n fli- 

bouse of her son-in-law, the Rev. vinely true and given by inspinfigfe 

paniel Waahbourn, on the 27lh of of God, bow a Christian shoUli 

JMoary, 18^0, in the 7-lth year of suffer. 

faer age. Out of the immediate cin3e iif 

By the blessing of God on the re- her own family she was an ac^xH, 

It^HUs privileges of her youth, she benevolent, and truly ecrioiu tHoA. 

bftd been qualified for the station Many of her admonitions will Idii^ 

which she was appointed to til], as remain on the hearts of those, wfaoi 

the wife of an indefiiligablc holy in their youthful daye, were no- 

minister, dnd as the mother of a signed to the care of Mr. and llfi 

numerous family, In ihe former Bowden. And there are yet ali« 

relation she was an active help- ministers, no longer youngv whore- 

noet : in the hitter an affectionate member with thankfulness the pni- 

parent. Very long since she lind dent counsels which, under ihfc vfl 

the htipjiiness, together with her of pleasantry, she was accuslomed 

beloved partner, of seeing utl her to give them. Her natuml coimli- 

children walking in th<^ ways of tution was robust, and her beiM 

truth, aiidin witnessing many of her generally unbroken. But atka^ 

grand-children Ukewiiie, resolving the evening came. She had K- 

Ukat the God of their parents and pealed premonitions that the tint 

pioUs ancestors should be their God. of her dissolution was approachlnjf 

Although the lift ofMn. Bowdi 
Dm not been marked wilh any un- 
usual changes, she has been exer- 
cised with admonitory aBlictions, 
Under which she manifested the 
must exempliiry pati 
miuioQ. Thrice shi 
the lo69 of 

hich she received as becBme k 

Christian, and there is ererr reaftn 

tu believe, that she was Iff iog ia 

habitual expectation of her gw 


! and 6UD- It was well known to her nmlly 

s called lo and intimate friends that she hw 

Idren. A been all her life, in a great degtte, 


dwighter died in 179.'». aged 17, subject to bondage through fear •f 

and a son In 1795, aged to. On death. Her feelings on this »■ 

both these occasions the bereaved lemn subject are exactly descrfW 

tttber preached and published fu- in ihi following eitrnct ftabi ■ M- 

JtnJ di*aoane». The last brcftdi \ia\a <»ai of tutf thiUrel.laik 


be elad to jjet to the bottom of the hilL 
and then sUp into life.' " ^ 

gMlMde, She iMm i^ 

CW wiU ftmttt&r hU oo^^t #ith bJlTi'V''!? a sleepless nijH tui 
our fmthart, through successive Hine. ^™ ^« ^w*. I h^^^^^ 
miioiis. AfteraU thi. «^.i«fh*r« o^ heaven as lean #ell bAlr/ 

' Jesus my God ! I Idknr hlb niifie. 
ilis name is all my trust' 
I could say so fifty years ago, audi 
iay so now. There is nothii3vi)odl in 
me. O my Lonl the work is fll thing 
own. Come and take md fc thysdf. 
Lord reveal th:rself to tat, m thou iH 
m Chnst O heaven ! what is hdiv^? 

After all thb graoe^ is there 
aBJ thing we can fear to entrust him 
vith? YeS|bhish and be ashamed, my 
ttuL ^tfaou art afraid io be discmbo- 

*My liesh flUd toul tu thei! IVe giveh 

In thdr tmited state ; 
Atad ii it ttie^ to trust tty Lotd 

With each, wh«n seoArate V 
|j^ jet my fiesh tr 
maqf diaaohitkm, and 

I seiMUrate r ur iT ,T.^t: . * ■■•'• ^ «w»ven r 

., . ,_JidI«n«fhudpf f«>«nt»>»bed;andIhopeyou*iU«l| 

^■nimw into u untried scents. But T ?■*•*«* *?,!; '*: "X *«" children, I 

Ibmn^ and 1 do say,« ThU is my S!I'II ^"^ ^ ' Jjwe me up ud U mm 

iarnaiy ;' and I humbly trust that 1 *'*?'^ "» ^8 '*• ^ •«»?« Jro" *>U «ll .u^ ■!.• ..J ".•:•? welcome the sumihnn. »h<>» mII^ ks 

ikillhSrcsb^ngthbroTOrtic^^^^ welcome the summons that calli mi 

^J also, and that notwithstanding all °^"^' 

ihjr in^mitieft, lind all my present rtrt. .x . . « . ^ -1. 
f»tti,il is. or ^d be, thelaSS ^^^ f* ^«« 8«^d to hlii^i ^ YW 

ff fny faith, seem as happy as God teli ttaK 

'Ih tfaed the tune— the time is fix'd y^^/ she quickly replied, ' No : not 

^--^-'''' ^ quite. He could, if he j^lettted, 

open the door, and red£it(6 ine iiHo 
his presence.' Al anothef llnrt. 

After peruBing this valuable ex- '^Iten asked if the \¥fi8 quit^hhp)yf, 

Kt h will not surprise my serious she replied, ' O yes, i am t^ 

•der to find^ that as her last hour ^appy, because t am very nM* thte 

IfprMched, she waa entirely deli- fountain of happlhess. O ! it l§ k 

imd fhmi that distressing anxiety, great thing to stand and iiot bh 

to tint the could welcome ' the ashamed before him at his coming. 

mbf of terrors $' and even long for I am very happy, only waiting for 

Iht titne of her departure. The ^«>^« <<> <<<^-' S^e had prDbi|bly 

fcBoniilg are aome of her expres- ^^ard that this Is tht ^irit of the 

MS of faith and hope in these try- expression borrowed from the song 

^1 cireomstanoea :-^ of Simeon, which she was often 

• hipw good is God to me under thU ^«»°S' ' ^^' °o^ le^teal thou thy 

Bebm I Blessed b« his name, he b servant depart in peace.' ' 1 have 

In the divine decree : 
Cdl, when the time is fully come. 
And I will answer thee.* 



Mcfaapgfable.' * I love his name, I living comforts in dying momenta. 

Jmhb word ; I love all that he does.' That is an infedlible staff.* ' Ve are 

Lfflrd, thy will be done. Let me complete in him.* 6he was heard 

«wliveordifeasthoupleasest.Make to whUper, 'Let me have a little 

g tfgyr wiUmg to die, and to bear aU ^^^^ communion with thee, if thpu 

^ pleasest, O my Lord.' Ulien she 

At another time when her mind knew that her end was very near» 

iMl been rather douded, she said, it was said to her, ' Lo! this is otir 

•01 bailedmhig! heiscomingf God, we have waited for W Slie 

i isa Ids beamings from afar, quickly repbed— ' And he will save 

I know fkm bright^ the morning star.' us.' She was asked, ' t)o you loiu^ 

9bmjmn%'mwmn§mAiu tx\^^ to to arrive at your FatWs bvusa i' 


tm BssArs. 

am MjplMf n do, t ia^l OiaiH Ha# m II be. ateowilBa te; 

Una M rbcn of Uf moe, drink thilauiftaiooifdbleof perediriBg 

oodMt itaiOKt in.' It was said the ezodlenctoi of dianctar, ao ck^ 

to bar, ' ToahaTe often laid, Tbou tensively aoqnainled' with hnmaii 

ahak gnlda me with thy connael.* nature, and aoeridentiy devoled to 

abe rqdied, ^ I have, and he will Gdd, ahoold fiNnn, truly and really, 

racatveine to glory/ such an estinaate of himadf } 

niMtbkaMdhiterview, how sweet, INd he meak of hhnaelf retro- 

To lUI transported at his feetl' spectirely, ttins exmg his opinlOB 

When Just ift the last she was tferty years after his coinrefikm, of 

■dud, • If shewas still quitehappT?' ^™** "« ^^^ ?"*** "• firrt recdsjd 

Am Kolied ' O haimv haoDv hm- "'^ commission to preadi to the- 

nBlyhmWss.'^^' 1^^ Gentiles j or did he present the view 

two Wi after this, gently bieatb. lie «itertaii«dof himsdfwMlata^ 

(--^ out htr soul into the arms of ctuidly wnthi^ 

Savioui. But her convene The following coosiderattaiiamw 

hherfomaywasnomoie: and pis«bly be received as a gfsiieiri 

Joyftd spirit only waited, as she •fswer to these questions, nnd «^ 

MdlMferaezpfessedit,forleaveto l^jun the state of the Apoatle'aiiAjd 

depart She was dismissed from ^^ forming Uus veiy hnaiblo 

thajbody at a quarter before four in «^n»teof bmisdf? ... 

ttoaflemoon of Thursday, the^rth J^^ ** ^. remarked ihBi the point 

of January. ^^ comparison is not that of mttt- 

Her remains were interred where ^^^^^ strength or literary acquire. 

wamtmrn va uka lAUBtMUiu iiou uciurc ' — — — ' -— 

been deposited in the church-yard ^^ **>« ^«^* ^^ ^ intelligeut 

at Tooting. Dr. Winter preached ^*"g« 5 * "»' «^ exterior gifts or 

her funeral sermon at Hammer- qualifications for the ministry, 
saUth, on Lord's Day, the 6th of f« ^^^^ »^ ^^^ ' 1«" **"« *1» 

February, from 1 Cor. xv. 36. ' The *®**^ *» apostolical endowmento;' 

last enemy that shaU be destroyed "^' " ** ^^^ ^ external zeal, or 

is death.' general usefulness ; as if lie had 

_ . said, ' I am less than the leaat of 

^ all in the success of my ministry f 

PAUL LESS THAN THE LEAST ^'^ iJiil^^ "^.^^t!^ 
OF ALL SAINTS. I^°?| ^^^°^»7 ^^^^^ the leaat 
« EdIim iiL 6 • ^ sanchfod ones: It ia thci^ 
Apnra. lu. o. fy^ ^ comparison of the exodJency 
T^B language of the Apostle, in of his spiritual character with thii 
describing himself as ' less than the of the least of saints whidi is in- 
kast of all sainto/ has given rise to tended. Nor is this sentigient in- 
some questions which may be an- congruous, which some have as- 
swered in a manner that shall be sei-ted it to be, urging that «s the 
explanatory of the subject of Chris- Apostle I'eemed himself the least of 
Uan humility, and shew how per- saints, he could not be yet less than 
foctly natural was such an estimate the least ; for if, as is evidently the 
of himself, even in so good and idea conveyed, the word 'other* 
gr^t a man. be supplied, this difficulty vanishes j 
But how does this comport with as though he had said, ' let all 
Us saying that he was not * behind other saints be collected, find him, 
^*1^ <?ij»«fost of the Apostles'— who is the least amongst them, 
W. he lal>oured more abundantly )^t am I less than this least.' 
WttitheyaU?* Xo one unacquainted with the 

ESSAYS. 101 

spirituality of the Divine law, with I am, who shall deliver me from 

the exceeding sinfulness of sin, ^d the body of this death !' 

ihe purity of the Gospel principles, 2. The knowledge he had of 

this conclusion in the mind of such others was only external and geae- 

n man as Piul, may appear unac- ral j that which he had of hunadf 

coonCable j but to one long habi- was internal, minute, and universaL 

tinted to a close inspection of the If he perceived their deficiencies and 

moral character of his thoughts, faults, he knew nothing of the in- 

who' has a deep abhorrence of the temnl aggravation of them by the 

pride, the selfish ends, and worldly feeling of reluctance to that whidl 

motives, which mingle with his is good, and the gloomy broodings 

best services, and who is greatly of the soul, the infidel and athei^- 

afflicted by the plague of his own cal reasonings and objections of the 

heart, so that ' when he would do mind, the envious, petulant^ and 

good, evil is present with him ;' to revengeful feelings of the heart, the 

wch aa one, this hmguage is per- perturbed state of the will, and im- 

fccily intelligible. piu-ities of the imagination $ hot 

I. This conclusion may be ac- these secret chambers of imagery 

Qounted for by a reference to the in his own heart, were peipetualhr 

different kind of knowledge he had open to his mental survey. lie 

iff the character and state of others was not only attentive to his words 

and of his own. The knowledge and actions; but the multitude of 

he had of mothers was purely intel- thoughts within him, which never 

iectoal, but that which he had of glanced through his eye, or sufiused 

himself, was experimental. The his cheek with anger, never clothed 

physician has a knowledge of themselves with language petulant 

paia from the groans and tears, the and irritating, and never provbked 

writhings and contortions of his an action that cpuld render thefar 

patient ; but his knowledge of the thoughts cognizable by human ob- 

oitler effects of any malady is widely servation, were all distinctly known 

diftrent in nature and degree when in his own mind, and formed the 

it arises from sensation in his own causes of his .daily conflicts and 

pwion. The acquaintance which deep regrets. 

the Apostle might have with the In surveying the character and 

vonl and spiritual defects and forming an estimate of the degree 

sins of others could only be obtained of sanctification of others, he could 

from, observation; but the sense he judge only from outward appear- 

had of his own deficiences and ini- ance. The feelings, the motives, 

parities was from internal feeling, the internal oppositions lay hid from 

and that knowledge, which arises his penetration, and he had no right 

from feeling, is keener, more ex- nor disposition to infer they were 

tensive, and more lasting, than any otherwise than good, unless he 

that can be possessed from a mere could have been privy to them. 

cnxcise of the judgment. What- If he heard the prayers of other8{, 

ever sense he might have of the their language of confession and 

waot of sanctification in the least penitence, their supplications and 

of saints, it was weak and nnim- thanksgivings might, for ought he 

presaive, compared with the lively knew, convey the real and moat 

and tormenting convictions he had pious feelings of their heart. If they 

of his own. It was this keen and heard or read the word, for ought 

poignant sense of the various evils he could know, they believed ita 

of his own heart, which induced truth, felt its power, and were 

him loaay, 'Oh wretched man that spiritually transformed by ita in« 




ftiUBCe ' ^S ^ ^^ examined hie glory of God, wA the in(f«Ma wd 
owTiroind IB tbMC Various exercises, perfection of human felicity. Bui 
the diversified and coniradioiory when he went into the iurvey of hit 
fepliugs of his own soul were pre- own chmacter, humility ftnd godly 
■cnt to his view. He felt conscious jealousy took ihe lamp of tnith ud 
^ the mere formality with which eiiieted into the chambers erf ths 
l)iard'S'0u^B^''vii:eswererrequent1y hean, and there with minut« Uf 
perrortned, that when he would do vestig;ation, and an iroparual tj«. 
good evi) vros present with him ; examined not only the exterior of 
%a.l the things he would do he did chamcter, but the secret springi of 
pot, ftnd the ihingft that he would words and actions— the wUh«, 
not do, he did- He was sensible of purposes, and moiives of iba »oul 
^bat crowds of other thoughts than were brouglit to iht word umI la 
those wliieh were ostensibly m.iui- the leslimony, and compved wiUi 
fested, were filling his mind on some the principles taughi and maaif^itcd 
of these occasions, and not only by the Redeemer, and with tbcMi* 
diverting it from the most import- ness of God. What other* dacaid 
^t and interesting subjects, but estimable, appeared to himprpbaUj 
coutaini Dating it with evils which to partake su much of MHubnatf, 
)4« soul abhorred. From such an and of other evil disposition^ — hoi 
fn^p^dop of himself, and aurvey performed wjth aOeciiooE of )win 
of Others, the lapgunge might so much helow the claiiQs fKtnri 
^rise, ' less than the least of all love and grace bad upon him i and 
Bunte.' ♦ were in the heart, lh« favnH^ 

3. The principles which actuated whence all flowtd, so mingled wUll 
him in making this cumpiirison of carnality of spirit, that in hi* 4WB 
hilliselfwith the least of other saints, eyis they scarcely bor« Ihfl cW 
plight lead him to this conclusion, raster of excellencies. 'Not W~ 
dharity, which thinketh no evil, though I had already attained,' hf 
which hopeth all things, which is obierves, ' or were already pet^il^ 
not easily puffed up, with her kind but [ have this one abiding avidqiff 
and generous eye surveyed the that 1 am u saint, that tbou^ *( 
characters and state of others, and count not myself to have appf** 
thus lessened their faults, and mag- bended, this one thing I do, ^ 
nlfied their cxcellenciei. It made getting the things which arc btbia^ 
allowance for their defects, from 1 reach to those uhich ar« befwti 
their want of previous advantages, I press to the mark of my faigi^ 
from natural constitution and ori- calling.' When in the li^t a( 
ginal habits ) from sudden suqirise, truth, he saw the Divine puri^i 
the want of perceiving the evil na- like Job he abhorred bimictfi to4 
turc and tendency of their tempers, repented in the dust of himii)ilj^ 
words, or actions 3 or from the In this light, hb sins a{qmM4 
powerful influence of human or exceeding siofu] j their niU^Mf 
sntimic agency ; while their excel- and aggravations were both DU^ 
lencies, being such as to induce the obvious by an increased degree 4' 
opinion that they were real saints, spiritual illuniination, and vt>«u I7 
(ibr this the language evidently im- this he viewed his Cbriatiaa giwt 

(ilies) were viewed in the most and excellencies, they appeand 19 
BTOUrabte light. They were con- weak in degree, and their iMKlf 
sidered as proceeding from the best so numerous and rgregiouji, )M 
of ppnciples. love to God and he- though he could not deny bimplf 
nevolence to man — they were di- to he the subject of that £anctif[in( 
reeled to the noit noble ends, the grace, which cpDstitul«(f |)W t 



iMtti biflMlU; ' IW (Im the le^t 
of An faiato; 

4- ftiipwW^ylruethntli^waa 
iIm ltd io ihi8 opndimH^ rfsp^t- 

(«ived or readily admitted^ tbantbat 
our humble estimate of ours^vfs 
is in exact proportioi) to the b]|^ 
ffense we have of the grace of pup 
God and love of our Redeemer. 

ri^ed to apy othisf bflieyer. 
i^bvoidqi^s cpqversion, (us 
f«|dvft|l teUnf by th« piiMion 
«4 #ir»e|^ of Ananias, tl^Q utfiiing 
to reoaiv^ Q^ Wf accept- 
atMTpavilon-r-the Ifi^prewible 

1^ htofflf. from K compari9on of Tbe language connected with tbfit 
hjs ttini advanlagaSj and consequent respecting himself, evidently shews 
lUilplrtteiifwitbfhqfeqfoiti^saints. that the niind of Paul was un4er 
Tto illvaolageB ha had possessed af the pressure of a laborious sen^e of 
iQhiiitiWf were of a mora exten* the infinite riches of Divine gracf > 
ito riiigft, of ^ bigber plasf imd of - which were eterpally to employ ^ 
IBHIVpowarf^teodeiicyithfniiad researches of human and aqgeUe 

beings, and to expand and fill tbajr 
spirits with ineffable delight. 

If, therefore, in this buini}iatii)g 
state of mind, he glanced a thought 
of comparison between himself aipd 
others interested in this glorjpus 
llaiflPII f^di fi deliverance o^ust subject, it is no matter for surprw 
mH ivpdvped— mid his be^v^aly that the least in all the varied 
flpl^lX ^nripg which he tinew not ranks of saints should i4;>pe|ur 
ffif*^ ba wai in th^ body or out greater than himself. ' Less than 
ff i|f aU united to give bim ^ucb a the least of all saints/ was ni^tunU 
Hui of adyantagts, as to know- language when so deeply affieictad 
tolP» conirictiQA, and joyi and as with the mighty grandeur of (ha 
jpTSia tlfftrn*^^ of the evidence of mystery of redeeming love. 



To the Editor. 

Mil, raspecting both its reality 
■4 hjf Uitaras^ in it, a^ l^d him 
imto pMiUar, and probably in bis 
Hft^Min, une^ainple4 obliga- 
|o to wholly sanctified a^d 
to Qod, i^ My< f^^s ^d 

tf • 9194 loolfi very diminutive in 
Ml vim ftyas, wM standing by Uie 
Ma qff a giant, how would he Sp- 
to bipisalf if placed near the 


AiiTHOUOii the subject of the fol- 
lowing suggestions are not poveU 
and although they mfiy be cpQvi- 

Ce 4f an JPgyptian pyrao^id I If dered of a local tendency as it re- 
lb Apoa^la pomparad his §anqtity gards the metropolis, yet their }\ar 
WA apifitual attainmepts wit)i the portance is such, as I trust, a^ will 
Mavtainpiia magnlfioenca of his induce you to lay them before tbe 
pffOiMa and dutiasi he might religious public, with a view ufcal- 
iSiar <»ncd^« of himself, spiritu- ling forth the united and a^Jtiye 
ikf, m Q«a might Uterally, if walk- energies of all denominations pf 
to iiaar the Alp^. The high Protestant Dissenters to obtain, by 
SiMlito ha bad of the love of God, purchase, a suitable piece of ground 
i««naaafvthable riches of pl^rist, for depositing the mortal rei^ains 
Ml <ha infinite glorias whicb of departed relatives. 

id hiin, sank Wm low i% his It would not require ipuch di% 

0rtiipatioa, apd induced the culty to produce satisfiictory evi- 

of the paMaga. No posi- dcncc from Sacred and prophane 

I whole cirda of Christian writings to show that it hy^ been a 

ia IMva ilcmdy iNia- pious and laudable daaive in good 






Biai, in all ages of the Churdi, to there they buried Isaac koA R«. 

•eeuK a peaceful abode for the bo- becca his wife, and there I boried 

dies of those who have been neaf Leah.' The subjett mi^t be fur-' 

and dear to them. The venerable ther pursued, but let this suffice, u 

Abraham, on the decease of his I need not attempt to establish 

beloved wife Sarah, with mudest what every good man already con- 

solicitude entreated the sons of eedes. The necessity of a commo- 

Heth to allow him to hecome the dious piece of ground to be used m» 

purchaserof aburying-placeamong burytng-place for Dissenters wffl 

them for her, himself, and pos- hardly be disputed. Bunhill-fiddi, 

ferity. And here might be re- which has been a charnel-house li)C 

marked the veneration of his hea- thousands, is now ulmost re«dj U 

then neighbours for the bodies of say ' Enough.' And the pfivM 

their departed relatives, for they burying-grounds. belonging to in* 

had their sepulchres, and testilied a dividual congregalions, will, ia t 

generous sentiment towards Abra- fcw years, be over-crowded 1^ r» 

ham in offering, as a voluntary sur- son of the increased nmnber« oe- 

render, the choice of their sepul- cessarily deposited in them, 

chres for his deceased wife, hereby - It is from these considerstioiii 

shewing their regards for the pious that I presume to invite ihc pvHie 

desires of Abraham.* ' In the attention to this im(M>rtant aittject, 

choice of our sepulchres bury thy and have no doubt that it wifl Im 

dead, none of us ehall withhold met with a corresponding anxlrtr 

from thee his sepulchre." But by the Protestant Dissenters or 

Abraham looked forward to his pos- every denomination ; and I wovU 

terity, and purchased a burying- earnestly recommend to the fHcadl 

Elace not only for Sarah, but for of religion, at some uieettne sf 
imself and liis descendants. t 'And their benevolent Societies io Mvf, 
after this, Abraham buried Sarah to institute a Committee of Inqvliy 
his wiEe in the cave of the 6eld of for the purpose of nscertainins tbt 
Machpelah, before Mamre, the necessity of such a measure, and dW 
same is Hebron, in the land of Ca- practicability of raising a fund te 
Baan, and the Geld and the cave purchasing a sufKcient pieM of 
that is therein were made sure unto ground in some dry, open, and call- 
Abraham for a possession of a bu- able situation in the vicinity of Ibt 
rjing-place by the sons of Helh.' metropoli'i, probably in the didriet 
Jacob, on his dying bed, in the land of Hackney, Kingsland, IsBngU^ 
of Goshen, charged his sons, and Somers'-town, or I'addtngton j ui 
said unto them J : ' I am to bega- also to receive proposals rf ndk 
tbered unto my people, bury me ground, and estimates of es peaces b 
with my fathers in the cave that is securing it with a wall, andalioM 
in the field of Ephron the Hittite ; form and digest a plan, on eKtrasHv 
in the cave that is in the field of and equitable principles, for nidat 
Machpelah, which is before Mamre, the necessary fund, either by col- 
in the land of Canaan, which .Abrn' lections, donations, or «abscrift> 
ham bought with the field of tions, in _ transferable shares Bt 
Ephron the Hittile for a possession otherwise. And as soon as coof^ 
of a burying-place. There they nient afterwards to call a genml 
buried Abraham and Sarah his wife, meeting of the religious public'' 

re|)ort ; to appoM 

trusieeH from different denotOiB^ 

••"J.'-*- t Gen. iriii, i8_ao. tidns, and lo dedde on such nw^ 

.G«.xhi.W,30.3i. sxtw « may then «pp«ar to bt 



riadre Ibr canyiog on tKe 
) te fuQest extent. 
. I remain^ Sir, 

Your obedient senrant^ 

THk€ EdUn-, 

been many years a 8iib« 

your excellent Magazine, 
iptat publication, I believe, 
virid, yet affording a fund 
tf to the widow and the iiei- 
• and an authentic record of 
na-nsed, under the* blessing 
m, for the propagation of 
pid. It haj been my inten* 
r tome time, to communl- 

1 or three evangelical anecr 
r joor Magazine, and I shall 
Hh an occurrence that took 
re some years ago. — I had 
d that a public collection 
[red in my church, for the 
if the missions to the South- 
ids, and, on the Lord> Day 
le contribution was accord- 
idc, and amounted to s£l4, 
nng that my flock wan not 
is, and a country parish, 
ew or none could be styled 

i oup^ht to liave been well 
. Still, however, there re* 
i secret grudge in my mind, 
he Sabbath evening I could 
Ihink that the sum should 
9eB greater. This notion 
bed with me, and haunted 
ly slumbers. I thought in 
I that t)ie transaction of the 
I again passing in review 
ly eyes. I imagined that I 
halfpence, silver, and bank' 
it alternately into the col- 
boxes ; but at the same 
suspected that when the 
fted up these boxes to the 
i, it was possible that some 
bresaid paper- money might 
dkback and pressed down 
Jie hinder part or covered 
f these receptacles. Such 
s XaxpnaaioB oa my mind 
wao^hmml watches. Next 

morning, though there had been « 
very consklerable fidl of snow^ 
throueh the night, I inade haste to 
the church, almoist nam convinced 
that someUiing would be fofoSod* 
worth vfkj trouble, and was not dii-' 
appointed. By these ideas runidiig^ 
in my mind 4^ were added to dor 
charities, for the bank-notes were 
found exactly in the state and place 
where I imagined in my sleep. Two 
or three pounds more from private 
hands were afterwards given to oar 
collection, and twenty pbonda, itf 
all, virere immediately sent olT to 
London, and reached the treamtrcr 
of the Missionary Society before the 
vessels sailed Ibr Otaheite. 

Some made their donaitois wKh 
reluctance, or at least with liMo 
hope of success. One who contri- 
buted a gumea, said he doubted it 
would be lost money, and die inha^ 
bitants of the Southern Ocean would 
benefit little by our exertions.—^ 
Thank heaven ! I have now lived 
to see our mite have its share In 
the great revolution that has taken 
place there, and it was with infi- 
nite satisHftction that, when in^^ 
formed by your Magazine, I an- 
nounced to my good people, ^ The * 
conversion of Pomarre, the tffla- 
blishmeni of Christian schools, the 
downfall of idolatry," and the regu- 
lar observance of the Lord's Day/ 

CnUdcma, F^ruary^ 18S0. 

The awful breach of the Sabbath- 
day in this metropolis must surdj 
have affected every considerate mino^ 
and that some measures are not re- 
sorted to, to prevent sojmssa viola^ 
tiont)f the command of Uodybespeakt 
faults somewhere. Much proviskm 
has been made in the laws of the 
land for enforcing an observance 
of the Sabbath*, and considerable 

* We be^ leave to remark Uiat th«ltee 
at present imposed bytlbtlavi V^.^^ ^ 
triiliD^,'uid the diftcuVt^ <^ \iAM!6o&!^>ik 
•o ^laat, that it baa tbM\\iSUi\7 lA tftncx. , 


^thoiity is vGgted in tUe imgis- 
tntu «nd pturish oflicers for the 
ftma purpose) anU yei, after all, ta 
witoeu the number of thopa that 
^n open on lUot Jay, anil the 
crowded public- bouses, — to see the 
Btrsets infested with persona selling 
fiirfi, fruit, &.e. — to bchoW the mul- 
titude of persons who are ivander- 
iog on parties of pleasure, together 
with the countless vehiclee that 
throng the roads, is a melancholy 
prtxif that the laws of the land are 
Uttle reg^ed, and thecomiuanila of 
Goi stiU less i — and that those who 
ooghl to enforce on observance 
of the ilay, are guilty of dreadful 
neglect of duty. Sabbat h'breaking 
f«&cryingsiDin]lritami for though 
we do not, perhaps, reach other na- 
tions 1(1 the abuee of the Lord's Day, 
yet what natiim is so favoured as 
we are! — what people have such 
nrivileges and such calls to devote 
tnis day to the Lord r We glory in 
the thought that England is so 
^med for its pure Gospel minbtry, 
aad its active societies for spread- 
ing the Word of Life; but while 
thus lifted up to heaven, O that the 
neglect of the Sabbath may not 
being down God's judgment upon 
us! f>urely. ministers of the Gospel 
abould ' lift up their voice like a 
trumpet,' on account of this crying 
sin, and bhew its awful conu- 
quences -, for those who lamentably 
pn>[Aane the day occasionally enter 
the sanctuary, and there ihey ought 
to hear of th«r crime, and be 
warned of their danger: — and 
should not those who write for the 
press often notice this prevailing 
eln of the day, and tell the people 
of this highly- favoured land their 
transgressions? Would God my 
countrymen might be di.sposed to 
take alarm, to consider their ways, 
an<t ceofie from a sin so hateful in 
the sight of God, and so destructive 
to the soul. 


Manv excellent pieces have bwa 
wrilten on the sanctification of tb* 
Sabbath Day. Ministers of the 
sanctuary insist upon its utility and 
morality. Fious characters ttrite 
to devote the whole of the sacnd 
day only to works of neceadtf, 
mercy, and to the worship of Qod. 
They pray for its due obserruoL 
by themselves, by their friends, lol 
by all. They lament every dcAc* 
'spirit, in conversatioD, n^ 

tion, i 

which their Divine Master 
from the dead, and ' rested froiii Uf 
work" of humiliation. The gri^' 
Jehovah has often poured «nt Ul 
wrath on Sabbath breakers, ^ndhlj 
peculiar grace upon them wbo lu' 
his Sabbaths, and walk in Ids m 
nances. Nevertheless, this daf tt 
days, is still prophaned by viM' 
tudes, both in the professing, « 
well as in the prophaoe world. 

As the writer of this article lirM 
in the country, among farmenai^ 
the poor employed m hiu))udnt 
he is not a proper witness of iife^ 
occurs in cities, and in poUtai tf 
manufacturing towns, re anc t BM 
the prophanation of the SAfiallif 
but if it abounds in those pbces, il 
it generally doth in country villqp^ 
the evil is widely spread indeeit 

Sabbath breaking is a gntt ni^ 
by whomsoever committed-, b<4 
who can delineate the horrid aimi' 
nallty of those who an not oalf 
guilty of it themselves, but who 14 
Others under the fearful necoH 
of partaking: with (hem in mm 
offence and guilt * 

Those are meant who pn lM 
work-people their hire on theLordf 
Day. This ungodly and d 
practice is notorious tn 

E' laces ; and as labourers g 
ave no cash qr provisions h 
in store, they arc under the (^. , 
necejtify of buying proYiaioBb B^ 

rimdofib9mwr«qfinmi- yon bi)4 gott^ « ^un^i ««4, %> 

itfigiup wmM fti i i hn c lfiR g cppiplete all, ibftt yo^ inUMfd io 

f Wd ande, g lcp ni d Ijygpd ! ll«wirqoi^i9ebf|MreI)i^tQini^ 

QwUsraiityp»yi«g^9<Hrr JMj HmtiM^ton, yAcm I bare 

ttaoM eoify fH4fqr MWHUf* ^« hcmoor ofwuitiog opoi) at ttiis 
I wortliy chanusten bare tune in Bath. She hath been u&, 
I ihia pttui, muoh to their iiighwila deaths bvlthnm^aaiej 
and comfort. It is to be isnowfemewhatreoovared^tboi 
MBjr Bore will. The poor asjWtiinaUetowviteiiiii^ 1 _^ 
vitbit cbierfiilly> One fifa- bap ladyship mudi regrets on ymr 
paae of Sabbath-ibrealtiwls |icc9mt| and Amfon; pA^m vie 
i^. If tba poor, wb» are to infifirpi yoa« that yowrkllar did 
aiied« n^lect puWo vet- iiot reach bar bands tiU many v^idcs 
lagoiltof their omisfkHiiB after the proper timtj tiun ever 
a pmu. They can make ao smce she has beeq visited witb 
■MMS for nej^eetuw tl|e liMerin^ sickness^ bpt bega you 
f appointed means of Bevey« will not linger in eondng over to 
dbdime.of their employers. our Macedonia tp help us. Tkt 
ienen, stewards, maoafte- thought of it seen^ to refresb her 
fbrmcfs, m shorty all irtio heaven-bom soul. Messed be Ood« 
•smed in paying the paer, her Ladyship still takes the lead, 
to Ibis friendly advice, Lsty She is now doing honour to tiie 
m ite mtfal nuemtfi nm ea remains ef the Barl of Bocban, who 
Mi, <o prophmu ' ik9 ko^ sweeny slept in Jesus last week. 
I ^ ike lAPfd: May God All bath been awfol^ and more than 
■I tbe will and pqifer i&us awfol. Qn Saturday evening, be- 
ad BO deobt but ' tlie Lard foie the corpse was taken ftom 
■alibsth dsj * will honour Bnchan-House, a word of exhorta- 
ha In this thing honour him. tlon was given, and a hymn sung 

8. il. P. In tbe room wheie the corpse lay. 

■ in fpp ■■ Tbe younff Barl stood with Ins 

^faei Leiter Jram tkg Rn. bands on the head of the coffin, the 

mWkUfieUf kt th Asa, mid Countess Dovrager of Budian on 

^MsrS^ir^, bis right hand. Lady Ann Agnes 

Itr l^yQUs^ »9 THB cpcmry and Lady Isabella Erokine on^bis 

^ ^. Tii^SS;^"- }^> ^f^^ ^^r the Hon. 

• Tho. Bfakine next to their mother, 

VyMidMotlMfolliwiaciMw, with Mim O— , BfiBs Vf—, Min 

t j M B p M t pf the deth of tN tote Q—. on cme ride all domeatica, 

glMHume, y«mr I»mtlDf " The word of exhortatioD w.^ ri- 

Voar coiMtaiit Reader, niTed with great solemnity, and 

AoouKBiw. moat wort under the parting |inmr. 

Balh, Ihe. 8, IW. ^ ^, »* *?n^,'''f 'f^** *? 

tm» ym*r Dbab 8i«, good Lady Huntington's C^pd. 

f Ad was I to hear by the *'•>«« >* '^ depoerted within s 

Whmamitt, that you and ?>«» ^^^ •?. ^ **» purpo*. 

irwoewdl: that God had covered with bladi Iwys, and the 

^••o»{4faaty«aidloet«l ««»"1 ft»wl eoncoinftMjfi, ««ejt 


Mcatcheons. On Sunday m ornin gtwicc a-day. This is to be conti- 

all attended in mourning at early nucd till Friday morning, then all 

Sacrament. They were seated by is to be removed to Bristol, in owlcr 

themselves, At the feet of the coijise, to be shipped off for ScoUand. The 

and with their head ser^-ants, re- inscription on the coffin runs thos: 

ceived first, and a particular address —'His life was honourable— Hii 

was made to them. Immediately death blcssctl.— he sought caIn«t^f 

after receiving, these verses were peace with Cod,--he found it, with u^ 

-.^- «,.• *k«.«r. speakable joy, alone in the menu flf 

aong for them :— ^^^ Chmt; witnessed by the Holy 

- Our live, our blood, we here present, ^^jj";^ J^^^^^^^^^^ ^'^ '^'"^'^ 

If tor thy truths they may be spent : Go and do like>* ise. 

Fulfil thy sovereign counsel. Lord ; < I have often wished for yoa 

Thy will be done, thy name ador'd. here. Congregations are ytq 

Givethemthvstrength,OGodof power, large, attentive, ^^^P}yj^\ 

Then let meh rave or deviU roar, pressed. Great numbers of all noto 

Thy fiiithiul witnesses they 11 be ; crowd to see and hear 5 and I tnK 

TTififix'd, they can do all through thee.' many will also fieel. Surdy tk i 

death of this noble Earl, thus in* 

' Then they received this blessing : proved, will prove the life of noam. 

' The Lord bless you and keep you. He behaved like the patriara 

the Lord lift up' the light of his Jacob, when, by faith, leaniig 

countenance upon you, the Lord upon lus staff, he blessed his chO- 

cuuse his face to shine u])on you, da?n. The E^rl added, ' Yea, aiid 

and give you peace j' and so re- they shall be blessed.* Helaidhik 

turned to their places. J^acniinent hands on, and blessed his childrei, 

ended (and a blessed tiocrainent it assuring theni^ of his personal il- 

was) the noble mourners returned tercst in Jcs>us.' lie had great fore- 

to the good Countess of Hunting- tn^^tes of luMvon. * Had 1 strength 

don's house, which Wiis lent them of body,' tried he, * I would not be 

for the day. At eleven public wor- ashamed l)efore men and angels, to 

ship begun. The l)ere;ivcd rela- tell what the Lord Jesus hath doos 

tions sat in order within, and the for my soul. Come, Holy Gboiti 

domestics around the outside of oonie, Holy O host; Happy! happy* 

the rail. The chapel was more ha})py !' and then sweetly slept in 

than crowded. Near three bun- Jesus All sur%iving relatives still 

dred tickets, signed by the present feel the influence. They sit round 

Earl, were gi\en out to the nol)ility the corpse, attendetl by their domei- 

and gentry, to be a<lmitted. Ail tics and .^^upporters twice a-day. 

was hushed and solemn. Proper Good lady S x gets fresh spi- 

hymns were sung, and I preached rits. Tlie present noble Earl, 1 be- 
on these words, * I heard a voice lieve, hath got the blessing indeedi 
from heaven, saying unto me, and seems, upon the best evidencti 
write. Blessed are the dead that die to determine to know nothing hot 
in the Lord.' Attention sat on every Jesus Christ, and him crucified. He 
countenance, and deep and almost hath behaved in the most delicate 
universal impressions were made, manner to tlie Countess, and other 
The like scene, and, if |>ossible, noble survivors. 1 am called to at- 
more solemn, was exhibited in the tend. I know vou and yours wiU 
evening, and I was enabled to improve tins imperrcct account, an^ 
preach a second time, and a like therefore hasten to subscribe my- 
power attended the word as in the self, dear and honoured friends, 
morning. Ever since there hath ' Your's, &c. &c. 
been public s«jrvice and preaching * G, W.* 

t v» 3 


IT OF THE DEATH OF into love and devotkn. <Nev«r,' >««• 

REV. DR. KOL£oCK. my oormpondeDt, ' sbiU I forget tlukt 

day— never shall I foiget the momwit 

►rjwt accompaoiefl thU that, as I gazed on him, my heart 

Magasme.) whispered, you are hearing him far the 

IDNlCATaD BY A PEiaND. 1"^ ??«• ^«8, I fclt tl»t it WaS luS 

last labour oflove, and that my ms 

St Savannah, Dec. 29, 1810, would behold him no more in that ' 

Ibe-Rev. Dr. Henry KoUock, pulpit He was so exhausted as to r^- - 

■IB the Pastor of the Inde- quire assistance in the AAemoon. He 

lufch in that city. Few men went to hear, and was just seated in 

I io arduous a situation with his pew, yrbm his right-hand waa 

Ik to themselves, or more palsied-rhe said nothing, apd sat the 

led. Few ever left so deep service out. By the time he reached 

■km 'of regret behind them, his house the stroke had croiMd his 

p hb own immediate flock, chest, and ran down the left-side to the 

whole public mind — few have foot, so that he fell twice at his. own 

Sf experienced the force of steps. By the judicious i4^plications of . 

Job, < When the ear heard his medical attendants animation waa 

t blessed me/ &c. After his soon restored, and he continued up, 

im a short visit to England though feeble, till Christmas-day — he 

immer of 1817, his health wished then to attend the service, but 

declined, and particularly it was deemed unsafe : in the evening 

i last unhealthy season. His he seemed revived, and after seeing 

ttoral laboitfs, and the scenes many of his friends, retired early, 

to which he was a witness. The next day he rose early, and thoum 

mich for a frame and nerves he said he was much better, was su2U. 

«atly impaired. His friends denly palsied from the head to the 

hange, and that the effects, foot, and on hb left side, and was just 

radual, were deeply seated, preserved from falline. Ois speech waa 

ok a severe cold m October, nearly gone. His physicians did all 

never got rid of. He, how- that human skill ooiud devise. His 

but litue respecting himself, body from the crown of his head to the 

r far one day omitted ids soles of his feet was one mass of btia* 

On his birth-day ( 14th Dec) ters and cataplasms : he lay in this 

s so much indisposed as to state nearly insensible to evei;v one till 

m to his family. His phy- Wednesday noon, when the mil powen 

ihed to restrain him from all of hb mind were restored. None but 

and labour, but he had pro- his Almighty helper could now have 

ifeach a sermon for a chari- enabled him to ^ support without a 

tution, and could not be pre- gro^ or complaint, |Miins that wnu^ 

to give it up : in answer to the heart ot all htssurroimding ^nds, 

old 1)6 urged he said, 'I must He only prayed for p«tieDce and gra^ 

r a few wurds for those poor titude, and calmly waited his heavenly 

lans : * his text was from Fathers time to dismiss him from hit 

Samaritan— bis prayer was suffering body. On kx^ng asked by a 

and his sermon must im- pious member of his churcii if he re* 

nd excellent But one feel- colkcted the words of Stephen, he im- 

ded the whole of this large mediately repeated them, * Lwd Jesus 

on, to see and hear him receive my s|»irit' The Calvtnistie 

«ir others with a frame aud Methodist minbter and the clergymaa 

oe so feeble, but irradiated conversed and prayed with him. In 

m OBttVAllY. 

tlMftftBniooiihereqiMtledDr.Watti*^ wilmterliii pitlilD die totti 
Sltt Hymn of the seoond book, kog wHi hh memory be eboiai 

'WbjiboiildweitaituidtarteMei'Aei th> c ei> thimiy ,^wiio yet cm i 

Md^ibeeoth'wiUdo. '**?tSS1St,i>r.tteriiyKdiW 

«neMltttteAor^af«diB|lili'*e« iQOf^i H« diSd test nlgl^ SI 

•BdNAeittdtbe wfaoteofltikAiii-^t fimadepertureofiaKAa mema 

»ieii&|: he^oketb,ttidtDokl(i«e b ICft tt & «otillnUtit^ Of^ Ml 

en Uthey ctmA up to hk beiMkle ; bee toog been a distihgtiwhrf a 

MMed IM ptaycd for his t#d ttfafid^ and idiMh will not be omi^ « 

ItUUteb-^^atreatedUiiDheild&ii^ Itbduetolnseialteddiaficivi 

nNtoJa#» ^vktbMofreepMftheiiUtotf 

Uf^ neat the tledeemer : Itod, fliUoT bitfcett thd eentrity, that taft 

hope And fi^ gentij vnlded up hll i6MttMi te&elie aheuM b« itti 

Mol takto the hands of hb Coveoutt iheiefM iMMst diAt tte M 

tbd and SvHour, and closed a Ufb ftiH that t^i tM ill bueitlfese M 

Hi usetiihiesay without a stnisg^ il that th^ oommuniiy miy ttnr 

haltfest teo cti Wednesday eMung. ho# shieete^ they tnoom Ar 

IMhttherofhierdescaveniestrengm wh6 wisehortleintattd tsrin 

to lit iqr lutt, to fed &e hutftitterM' JbihitblihM for adentsaniM 

hb pA heett, and to doee his eyes. nte.*-^t. U. P. OiiAaLiM-ltt 
though poor TeMt nature tottered After sadi a public tesriiHim 

mder the petfonnanoe, yet Ood wu to be eipeded that the dtff' ' 

r. 1 am now calm and resigned. Aineralwotddbepediliaflyswl 

Christmas-day he setectedT the affecting, end it presented k 

hvmns to be simg at hii funeral from which fir surMSsea sny tfaittg tf 

I>obeli*s collection — 250th, eSSnd, and ever witnessed there. The retti 

ft54th— they were (bund marked. his body tb his church waS ai 

the newspapers, in mourning, the by the greater p&rt of the InhiMl 

Aext day announced hb death, and lU amuous to catdl a bst vi/M 

flrom one of these I give the following ArMW hoUM. In the [iinrwesii 

extract : — ■ In announcing the deoeM to be seen erery soeiebr £MI 

of thb Eminent Christian andminbter, ligious. The mayor and ooM 

frt cannot restrain the tribute of a tear; the Judges, public o£Bcers» Ma ] 

and we mingle din* sorrow in oommon men of me bar ; the mediod M 

With the gnef of every citizen. It committees of the Bibb, TMl 

is not alone the public teacher of re- Siinday-schdol Soeieties'-all pM 

UMCb, the coruscations of whose hi- idfbctionate tribute to tiife Wtm 

ibinous mind shed light on the sacred thb holy man df God. NiM* can 

page; it b not alone the public orator par^ubrlt to observe thatthai 

#nose holy and fervid eloquence, bind- a dbthict txidy, joined the ptm 

ibg like a charm the attention of hb and attended all the Sttneea 

hearers, awoke the infidel from hb de- chtiTch was indeed a * Bod^ 

lusite dream, and brought back the tiie people Itfted up thor Vote 

#aytNutl sitmer to the remembrance of wept,* and most of all thai they 

hb Odd; it b not alone the man of see hb fiM:e no mote.' Mant i 


ifess, and in the hovel of the poor, 6r Uiferpfiolf April 19, 18S0. 
tAfe prison of guilt, poured tlie naim of 

oiir holy religion mto the wounded ^^^•^^^^^ 

spirit, and taught the sufferer, afllbted MR. WM. ROOME* 

with the agomes of thb world, where JAMtTAar 17, 1890. Mr. Y 

tb look Ibr coosoladon and satbty to Roome/ a Deacon of the rndaa 

gotuhetf JHiiny aM the tea» imm ClnttKh hi ItoMlHairaeil ISMw 

OKlTVAttV. i#l 

bdier of tb« B«r^T. Raome of Sutton- for the final feottia wm^ *talm4tnmi»ner 

Bftuisfieldy waft rcmof fd from the ^r- eveningt bt.* He had a sort ti€ pm* 

rkea of time to the jojs of eternity, sentiment that he should dw this 

Eib earlf ^ears were spent in those winter. Of this he spoke to a iroutlg 

piiiviiilB of vain amusement which lead friend with composure and cheermlneMi 

n^im the nnarality of the yoimg of a few weeks before his release. He 

both aesesi The death of his nrst wife expressed a debirc, if consistent With 

MM the Bbeaftkm of Divine mercy, as the will of God, that he might die 

hviiig lier ilinte the Lord impressed suddenly; observing that he was not 

km IMueiebce with alarming eonTie-> afraki of dying, or of die consequeitoes 

kimiB* Her cries for pardon and sal« of dyine, so much as of lying under 

mtei for hbr own soul, and the earnest long sickness, and doing or sating aay 

hihettWio^ shfe addressed to her hus* thing through impatience to dishonour 

*'^^^) da the solemn concems of eter* his Kedeemer. This desire was gtanasdy 

reused him from the lethargy <^f for his dismission was short and easy^ 

-Jaeiice ; nor did the SfHrii ot God almost momentary. The very d«f 

thefeeling to subskle till it issued he died, his aged parmer in life oo- 

fa k bettefia| Application to that adora- serving, that the Lord had brought 

hk 'end Mily Satiour, who came into them so far through a long pilgrim^ 

iht werld Is lay down his life as a ran- together, he repliM, He luks ; nor can 

•Mb lor iittttars. He became a mem- we say which may be first called away ; 

iMr ^ Ike dUlrch in Queen-street, in but whichever it may be, the other 

the jear 1791, and disdiar^ the will not be long behind. After har^^ 

tetiea of a deacon npwardb of twenty ing taken a cup of tea, he rose from the 

|Wii t«£le and went into an adjoining room, 

Aa i CWitian hi^ professkm and 8unkdown,andaftera sojourn of f-lyterSy 

HftJ hU hM a pleasing testimony to his happy spirit took its flight, wittiout 

tteicdll^ofhisnith, and the integrity a stru^le or a sigh; leaving behind 

ITfaib inomfe; He was not numbered the sorrows of the wilderness and the 

#ltt tttf trUM of unsettled abd wan- fetters of mortality. Let me liiK fke 

derinc profencRS, whb are like the /i/f , and die the death of the righte&as ; 

UomBi wtA whetk its waters cannot and let my latt end, ank future Haie he 

Mtt. He was steady tb his voluntary Hk^ his ! Amen. 
MMteBitota as a dlurch-member; Sheffield, Feb, n y 1^^, J. B. 

liZ Us plaod and post were n6t da- ^ ^^^^^^ 

iMed to ftt^^ifir itdung ears. He was mt^is tanf fi 

M tf dSia^ Bearers who edify their ^^^^/,, ^ \~Zi i 

aUsItt br a itamihiai attendance, ai r** « Letter from *rr Father^ 

mi &£kiAY^m edification by the Bristol, Feb. 21, ISflO. 

*]&kliSoilibfth6 house of God. He My DEAajFairKo, ,. ^. 

iMd dlMfHto for sodal praycr,and by It has pleased Almiehty God to take 

Uk p»*tt* ^Mis^ hTecdonate supplicap- to himself my beloved daughter Jane. 

tMNMLbis bie^rai and his minister have On Tuesday evening last, at half-past 

sAn been eooouraged and edified. six, she closed her eyes on all the 

dM ttirit and teniper, in the Dea- vanities of this worid, to open them nn 

MS dbe, were scriptural and ex- the never-fadine dories of heaven. The 

mUlfT. nt was humble, active, and sweet peace and happy prosoects wkh 

MaiuiHlnii He rejoiced in the in- which she was favoured during the 

'- #s tPfa?»; and prospcrt^ df the severe conflict, induced all who saw 

rdLiawhoSe communion he offici- the blessed triumph of grace, to say, 

J I itid promoted by his eliample 'Let my last end be like hers! Her 

and amoe thesfc important objects, age was 22 years and mne months. 

4s Ihf Ms Ids ibflueiice extended. On Saturday we committed her mortal 

Let u^ how mark this ^perfect and remains to the silent tomb. While 1 
kUd ikk ^aright ' follower of Christ mourn, I conceive her saymg, * Weep 
wfeai lie aw-Mched the dose of his not for me, but weep for yourself I 
JiltfifflairrTTTif we may anticipate that am in the harbour, while you are tossed 
ST mdSf fuck a man Will be peace ; at sea. I am in the mountain of spkes, 
^lis espectation dia^ypointed, while you are ia the VMeineaa^ 



She had obtained i 
gaveTBca in ihc family of Sir W. K — , Apait 

aud was preparing to go witli thetn to Milneh, Dean i>rCar1i»l«,aIlbithi 

France. We were all rebiced at ihe of W. Wilbcrforce, Esq. M.P. I 

circumstance, as she was highly valued singion Gure, in his 7Uth year, 

and esteemed by the fumily ; hut, Mimer has icudered [lie most Omi 

aksl Just at this period, before she had services to religion, boih by hi* cuDdM 

filled her o\aiX a tjuBrler of ayear,'shG in the univeraicy of Ciunb'rid|^ «* ~ 

was seised in the middle of the night he was president of Queen'a C«l 

with apoplexy, and in less than a fort- and Lucasiian profevsor of maili 

nidit was a corpse. Abatit sii hours tics, and by the continuance of hi>a 

belore her deatli she sent for nie to celient brother's (the tU^. Jos. Ullnc| 

sdminisler to her the Lord's Sapper, valuable Ui->tory of the Cbtinh. i 

She then said, ' We have had a tiappy Christ, which is, h'lvicn t, 'ii>iM)>fiili^ 

meeting — mine i$ a happy spirit — still left imperftcij.^ ■ ■ • 

lius is a happy change.' onlv to Ijjtliei'- 

A friend wblung to read something Miluer woi a u.ji 

applicable, she said, 'No; I have set- able advocate fur. 

tinl all 1 wish in this world. I staid doclriDes ofEvanL;>... 
a little longer to partake with my father JDr. Milner, we luul'.i^uud, u Mtt^ 

.. . ... ._.. .. ... „.. :, __ ... .^^ 

the emblems of iny Saviour's love. Now cccded as President of (jiio«n' 
legebyiheKev.r- " '' 
ot the senior telli 


just going, Farewel, happy, lege by the Kev. H, Godfrey, BSK * 
f O Sat Ihad a v-- ■ ~' --^ ■-- '-'■ — 


to te[l,to all the geiilleaess and good- 
ness «f God to me 1' She then closed Dreo on Saturdjy iheSlhofi 

her eyes, and without one struggle fell at Staines, Middlesex, the Rcf, ' 

Mleep in Jeaus. The happiest^ealh I Yockney. aged 60, y^hctc fw 

ever witnessed. Forgive nid if 1 say, than 30 years he resided aa a miniw 

' Bless the Lord, my soul, and all of the Independent Conjcrcraititai of 

that is within me bless his holy name.' Dissenters. His |<ciu;elul dcparuR 

On the morning of this last decisive accorded with his hoi? life, 
day, she called ail her sister?, and thus , — 

addrassed them, ' My dear Matilda, I Nov. 28, 181" 

give you ray watch — you, Mary, must Brown, of Slowni. 

take mv books — Elizabeth, my trinkcis 84th year. He « 

— IsalicDa, my clothes— and wheo I the Baptist Chut. 

am no more, pot some of my hair in 92 jears Pastor of n Clmrdi o! iht 

my broach, and send it lo my dear same denominatiun at MDwinariul^ 

brodier at Cambridge. 'Hic Oration at his intennent,I)w.>\ 

She never lost her correct slate of 1™= delivered by tlic Ucv, W. Virl, 

mind for a roomeot, and seemed to rndependeutMinistcrofiIi(awiWI«»( 

leave nothing undone ; and then, like '^'^ "■'^ Funeral Sennon pmdwd Bf 

die beloved disciple, leaned on the Mr. Hoddy, of Bildetslonc. 

bosom of her lord — her dear Lord, 

who wipedall tears from her evM, and ~t"'?. '*' '"'" '' ' " 

graciously re«ived her to himMlf. Knwbtsbridge, u. 1 . 

'^ Michael L'nderiv. 

' Blesgingt brighten u ibey take their physician to tb-- 

*«■"■' Hospital, andwb'u !. 

More might be said of her, and even bringing into tlieworli! du: L , ,. 

more of w tint she uttered in dying ed PrincessCharlottcond of l>eii%Ar 

momentsmightbestated:bui from this intimate frimd of the kle Itev. Ifo 

brief account you and your dear family Topiady, whom he attended in bil W 

will see, that she sorrows not as those momenls, and took mi aclirt pW 

who have no hope. in publishiug his 'Dying AvtM'-' 

Uemembcr us in your prayers. as he did,, a lew weeks since, at QkI- 

1 am ever yours sincerely, tenhani Chapel, beit^ a jKalSABk Jl^ 

J, G. moier of religion in that pUee. 

I 1»1 J 


rie tieiuved DhcipU; a Srrics of Di«- 
COiir«c<t un the l.ifL-, (^iii-rjclLT, and 
%Vritiii^4 i*r lUo Apuslh:*ittUu. *liy Rev. 
Ali'red BUImp. l^iiio. 5a-. 
This vfiiunie ha-i i^ivcu us riiiiSi-U'rablo 
dCA^ure. It imi(e% a fl>tuiii^ ease of 
iwuchts and inveiitioii, with iniivh that 
A orifpiKil ttUil struii2;1v iiiii)re-isivc. On 
the varit'ty uf topics whuli it placet be- 
hrt tlie reu«ler, Scriptural !>tateiiicnts and 
loUd argument are ur°ed \iiih a simpli- 
city aiid euer^y cif mauiier which eii^a«^c 
IBd reward attciitiiMi, and arc calculaled 
to be exieu^i^rly ii^^cfiil. The wurk is 
Butahiugrajdiy of the ApustU* John, n.irig 
ka cuiiinK-iitary upon hi'^ writings; but 
itit RJkucces-kdU of dvtaiheil ili'course^, 
ii a natural unUr, upou the nio.5t iitte- 
itstiu^ p»iut«« ill his character aud his- 
tory. A« its plau, si» its execution, 
wiiirJy fiiffiers from a coiiimon-placc pur- 
lurniauce. Old thiu<;> have the air of 
frvihiie*:!, and new thou:;ht>> carry with 
Ueuj the authority of scriptural li^ht and 
fimer. A variety of doctrinal discus- 
itODH arise, which aie treated in a serious 
•od perspicuous manner: but wc thmk 
dttt the larger proportion of subjects re- 
fer tu the enperience of grace iu the 
heart, aud it« develo|»ements io the di- 
lanified exercises of devotion and Chris- 
liM morality. The distinctions l>et\iecn 
teueaud false reli:;ion, the characteristio 
■Kclleiiries and tlie too frequent and la- 
iTiublr di frc t • of sincere believerM, are 
kma^bt fiequently into view ; and a Just 
weismadeof evanicelical principles, for 
thecleariujc up of douiits, tht iniravenin«>^ 
of pcrylevities, the removal i>f inteWec- 
toal ur practical difTicultie-i, the sidmion 
ofqaestioo? iu drctrine and ca^cs of cmi- 
Kieiice* and, in a word, the direction of 
the huini'lc believer, * how he on^ht to 
*alk anil to please God/ Wc must sny 
feruurscUrs, and we think every judi- 
dmia reader will join with us, that no- 
ihiBK but a want of attention, or else a 
very vruofc state of the heart, can prevent 
tkc perutal of this work, from being the 
tMnuDcDt of valuable improvement in 
diepuver of reli^on, and of promoiini; 
' gkidlj. adifyinjc ni love,* and ia all the 
«wk uf Kracc and obedience. 

Tke ProbaHe inJiMence of Rerdatinn on 
the IVfitin^M oj iU Hrulkrn PkUoxo- 
pkert, mud on the MoraU of the Ilea- 
tktm fnrid. By Wui. Peach, B.A of 
Sl John's Collide, Caiutri/)(V Bvo. 

Thw vakaiUa k\^t^ wm wiiuen fw Mr. 


Hul?€'s Annual Priac, nnd we think, dc- 
scrvijdiy obt .lined il. The cubject i^ iu- 
terc-ti:iif ; uhd in di<icusfied in tluur chap- 
ter-,. Tiic fii^t &kj'(hes * the exteuhive 
ditfusion uf divine levelatiuu* which the 
writer coLsiUers as havni^ fpreait luiich 
farther than is generally supposed: uot 
merely through ^he traditions hauded 
down to the Patriarchs by the first fa- 
thers of mankind ; but he thinks a line 
of priests and prophets of ihe Most High 
may be traced nmnnj; the Gentile na- 
tions, of which Potiplierah, Jelhro, and 
Mekhisedcc, Job and lUlaain, are Scri4>- 
ture iusiaiices. Also, at the great capti- 
vity of Israel and of Jndah, great num- 
bers of Jews were scattered among the 
Eastern nations, and carried with them 
the leading tiuths o{ revtlatiou into va- 
rious parts of Ibdia, as stated by the late 
Dr. Uuchanan. Tlte Sepiiiatciot Traus- 
latioii he con1ider^ also us a means of cir- 
culating the same tru:hs anion:;; the 
Greeks ; niter which the Svbilliiie uraHes 
carried them to Rome and various other 

In the. second chapter the author con«ii- 
ders the opinion .i;f the licaihen phd«»6o- 
])hers, particularly with relerence to the 
unity ol God, and the ducirine oi a future 
su.te ; on which all their knct»te4tge was 
tradition ami conjecture ; uU their faith 
perplexity ami dmibt. 

( hap. iii. brings us to tlte immediate 
object of the Essay, and the autht>r can- 
didly coiilesses, that uot withstanding the 
rays of li^ht thus scattered through the 
Heathen world, they were toi» wtak to 
produce any consi'lerahlt mora! eti'ect, 
and weie at the Kaiiie tune |H>werruily 
countt'ractcd by the pmirress of idoliiiry, 
and the iin:nural wriiiu^s of the Pa;:an 
piNsts. Still, however, the notion of a 
Messiah, a greai deliverer, was widely, 
though iitdistiiu'tly ph)pat;ated, aud the 
nmids of great numbers prepan-d to listen 
to him who was predicted as * the deiire 
of aSl nations.' 

This prepares ui in the last chapter to 
consider the progress of Christianity, and 
the infiucnceof tbi^new revelation amugg 
tbe Heathen, whidiwas chiefly (speaking 
of the means only) through the rflects 
which it produced 'ii|K n the live« of Chris- 
tianity ; for it is more by fact than by rea- 
soning, that the Gos|>el prevails among 
the multitude. Few are capable of fi>l- 
lowiiig a train of arcumentutiuti, but all 
men are sensible to the eloc\ueuce oC v^ 
holy life. 

jLvtti here a couiklM%ic!douaxo«« ^\aKXk 




1 Ckiri'iinn truth. I>U- mbI piiUc-d twltuniwn, \n n l v tm n M 

iWpWr*. yitWins '" »l>. e.idencH of X™"S |>»""»' ■'""'i t" «ii«f <'» «» ■«■ 

tlirii(i«i.ily.brougl.l*iU»lhrm Ibedoc- Ih* .rein's flf lift-. U cnu 

mk* of ihdr plilL.iophj, aai dn.-i««a op our mott turJial anU graleful iwooinKe- 

tbc iimple ifuUw of i««Mii €hri»l iriMi lion. 

doquence Mid intlBpliJwii-s, which provnl ..*'rT"**t .— . j.i. 

to he ih* iouret of must of (he htmiti CnwMwM A<«ft«*, " SiWemcnt of lit 
of ibtthrUliao rliurch. ' OpprciHon. of, *c. 

Upon the nrholf, lli* author coihIuiIo, (C-mduari fr«M p. M9.) 

th*i ncithtr the Jewish nor <:bri«ii»ii i«- To hU that u w.l by Mr. l>e«»ba 

Telmiim had uiy in»wri«l effti I "" thoie f,»our uf FIci IcdmIhiI e<>uiidU«, «« ^ 

wWo Tfj^i'led il, aiid i>hi)s» rrjeelion hm puve tiie (eniiinent* of <lu« prlM « 

ippcnllj' BL-cuiapuiicd wUh Eunit; md iiitincs, Ur John On 

Kun>. fiMm fTifAMfiir hi 

We inutl ilotbc ■ollior llie Jtitikelit ttmia: trduiailical 

My, that we think b«hiisMUdiHlhii«u1>- fiHunin-; tra front »hlch mntf Aelf^ 

)*ct with Mooh iodiatry Mhl wudi ' ' ' - -*--■ — — ■*— * 

•ud hannt; ■pfwrtntlT cpntulMd Ibe 

- -' -(i«(lu which be cutMtaiillyTef»r*,j i^urani 

lat pntM rf 

odiatry *lhl caudnuri ttHjWi? bust thai thrcateoi to dentf 
ntiT cMtulMd Ibe fac«i ilie chun^h. Of the WnkTuu pa 
^hbccutl4tulllyTefrrt,) i^urance iibetrayctl. wbea we tiatA 

we conceive the Ettay mii« be 

only to tliideul* who wt.b lii (ollm 
tf«tk, but to the PUS* ••t iulclligein 
Cbruiiuit, who h«»« ooi the time or op- 
poitunily l<i {ninue the iuquiry for Ihroi- 

Do' oFthe high >uuuil ill' 

1 forSnMlt.1 
E wooU Nail 

riitd froni Scriplurr, we > 
Mr. DennU uf inie liole i^irram 
thai NTipIiiral 3>iii>fl( daioi oi 
poner; auil. olito he i» witOnC t» * 
duce liis ravourilc muucili Ui|Im«MM> 
snl, ami Klre them no other pOTMrdM 
thai nliicb ihcy can acquire o*it ^ 

tfc" ■ " ■ 

Sny, lei hini hare (heMi I 
I qwmlum rvlrrt fi m a l. I 
he apeaki nf ttie ApotUt^ ■ 

rir Bnlraaet ,, 
./Li/,. By 
J. 1'. Bmilh, D.O. IZmo- li- 
The teit •elected and oiliuirvbty illn*- 
traWd is I Sam. aviU- U. ' Uind be- 
haved him wlf wiaely iu all his way'.auU .,._^ _._ . 
Iha Lord wu willi him.' Ur. Sniilh fini dom and [atHiDuuul aulbority M* «l.. 
diracH the aUefHiun of young pertoni m aufml-led lo Syn.fJa ; we xk, Mel h| 
Bome of the niuil itulniclive au'J cteai- believe the pleoBrr iB*\nrmi)B if W 
ptaiy cireamiuim* til ihe early cha- Scnuiurts .' or cu> lie their tlHC • ' 
ncTcr of Usvid. Of ihcae be fptciftet hmik of ihe Ntw 'I'eiriimeDt >■•*■ 
the Hilifieui, euDtenled, aod cheerful frvin an avu'tulic Symul } But, wtM 
nauner in «liicb he devoted hitntelf to con li net the in fl on ice < ('Flfac Hotrfll 
Ui proper l>u«>ue>t— Ihe resprti be to tbwe SvumiU ivhifh are altfnli^i 
•hewed to hii parciilt— the lOHiiner iu tram worldlv 


again inbiide ; 

dole* from which thty derived their he ro'-'i oiu in 
angip, of which he tpetiftes an eolight- 1'o Ur. Dcdh 

wolf* Rrant uF l^thei, 

■nad uudentatiding, well regulated pa< 
tfont, and a reiulule Bdberence to ■ 
koon ttaudard uf iaty. The {iidicioui 
, preacher then (nnrecdi to |.»iut uiit lb< 
iround of all that was ei<:ellciii ia tht 
conduct of Uaiid : Ihe LonI Ha» witli 
bin. This ei|irsaioa. Ur, it coniiden 
a* IHiiuliog inil the muiive by ' ' ' 

> actuBleil, Ihe umrc 
hxdtod for luccesB, ami th 
ward which crowned bit co. 

We re}nire in the numb 
«>luc f>E tba diuuunet wl 
•enlty been pnUubed wiib 
biDiBl of Um j-ouag I but ( 

Klcd hy the 
of the eler^ \ we reply by aaktrnf, lA 
rielu ihr ruyal faatbarian had W Ml 4 
whole nation, lo all future tH I twti — ^ 1 
atone fur his tina > Fur It wai »b« 
panic bad leiied him on acraortrfh 
criniee, lb*t be made tluf (WK W " 

I whioh be cicrpy, wh^il 

null ai 

: kjulufy BnAt fur lndl«l 
« re- with K'Dg George 1. ikut «« Br»M 
lo the by a par^uiouM duty to liM«a'*Ki>l 
*w aa iiu real ('hti>iias can objoct. Tlia ^w* 
ri^i- C'J«*dNr'* rMMa for rif<w(t^ *i fl 



om tlie soie duminioii of Christ 
u Zio:i, and subiuiitiu;; to aii- 
d, a untiunal chuirh is tMiiiud to 
I the auth irirv of hor rc;\ head. 


uw nut xvl!«MhiT the ignorance 
ile»'olcucc ot t!i(' fu.liMtiu.; pas- 
er\'e ihe ^mmcw ccu-iuro. * Tuc 
re coiii!)eilc-.l to IUv!)sc auv fool 


the Kio|f ; but they would re- tion of the prfestbood w M orieiuaO/ in- 
Freb«iidiiry, that haTiuf^ de- tended for mtr reU^on ; and if the etu- 

hiished clcrj^y lay, that when the natiou 
i'hau;;cd itn opiui-ii, these endowmeots 
should ihuu{;e their diMinctiou ; thcu 
should thev plead tliat iheseprovi-tioni for 
cducBtion sliovid he throAU opcu to all. 
Indeed, the l«isseiitcrH may take up Mr. 
l>cnni^'A wonh, and sty, * U it no grievr 
aiiCe to us, iio paiu t<» our couftcieuccSy 
%iho to esi-npc bcr\-iiii: oit jurie.<>, no restraiut upon our Chrisiian lil>ertyy to 
* iniliiid, or paroiiiiil Oifi^ra, be made to pay a tax to provide for the 
lu holy onlcrs, b> tli? receipt oi worship of the Kstaidiiihment wrhich wa 
turul c<inuuio<«':():j from heaven, think un^icriptural ? ' Few di&puten, 
s ever no vtMin;;, ever i»o ifcuo- ho%%c\cr, we mlieve, woidfl chuse to fol- 
'Sowicktd.' lie it kno^vntothis lo« this Re%'ereud Prebendary; for he 
the ch'.ircli ami s a.e, thai no ccuvurcs the conf^titiited authorities, both 
re«iuiivd by aii\ Ditacuter ut the in Chunh and State, i«ith a boIdneM, 
au% b7^h*ii». whieh in any hut a llijch Churchman, 

i iuo«t euri.n^ : i renin «.1«iuee at- W(»uld be thoii|;bt to betray radical dis- 
n thi<> publicaiion is, that it ex- affe<'tioii. Yet he pnifei»ses to be laywl, 
li^ Chuiehuian pleading like a and we believe him, as we do, with much 
-. UisM,'uter« h-td «ifien made more rcasou, many who disapprove of 
oal c'oui-ia a !;rt>uud oi' objection the connexion between Church and State, 
tabii^iuneut, and eapecially the But here lies the difference, Mr. Dennis 
eHoM vvlio priiAidc there; con- i^ dissatisfied, bei-ause the state is too 
bat it the ehurrli i^ to be ruled wise to let his clergy rule the laud with 
tribuiiuU, the iiiiiiikturs ol re- absolute sway ; and they are displeased, 
oulil pieside iu tueni ; fur the because it isn(tt%\ise enough to abstaiu 
A ^a«, * Kcincuibt:r them who from all iuterferencc. 
rule over yuu, %\ ho have K|iokcu Couecniiui; the desecration of Exeter 
c fkord (ifiiofU* * Let the elders Cathedral, we wonder at the spirit that 
>-ters, wlio ruio wvA \t€ muiitetl published to the world that every meet- 
' doubh. bouiiur, especially bueh iii^^-house ami bam in the diocese is now 
r ill ihe \iord and ductiine.* as holy as the Cathedral ; but coucenring 
le J>is«*u;er will exriaiai, O the rranuevration of it, if necessary, we 
« t^riiatis ! whui th'jy hear Mr. should recommend it be perlonaed, 
ry l)enn>s pleud airiiurt Uy- after every sermon preached there by 
kidiit:; ^'* ^^^^ hynlwdi Ciinitri tif Prebeiulary Drunis, whose doctrine of 
nieut. But this i<» uoi ull ; the baptismal remission of sins, is more poU 
no pleads lor the hi^lie^t claims luting to the u«iseinbly that convenes 
icrarchy, declares that ii is a tbere, than even the trune said to have 
fur one mau to he taxed to pay beeu committed withiu it^ walls. In- 
ter man's reli;;iou. After men- deed, we cannot part with thU writer, 
be unnuul parliamentary grants without a sigh fnim the b«>ttom of our 
lath' die College at Maynooth, heart, over the concaitratcd essence of 
t.y4, *• How loud would have been Popery which this book pours forth, end 
•Uiuts id Ui:man Catholics and a prayer that OwX wou^d shew the same 
:v, bad they been ciunpi-lled by mercy to him, as he formerly shewed to 
iniir.bute to' the moiHtenoHce of one who sincerely thought * be ought to 
/ion, ^strun^e piira^e 1; ni) reve- do many things contrary to the name of 
lhr«.'ii, w!ien \.e wero stutients Jesus of Naxareth.' 
antl Cambrid^-e ? And is it no .^0^^,^^ 

\ to M-^, no pain to our con- - * 4.^ a RamI* 

Hu restraint upon our Christian The Legitmacy of^ui^'^.^c. AReply 
. I>c made to pay a Ux to pro- Jo a beru.uu I'V the Rev S^ H. Cesien, 
be educali..u oi Komi*h priests ?* ^^^r^^^e of Irome. 1 rice 1#. brf. 
lot Dissenters aud Catholics tlius Ouk readers will scarcely believe their 
hisr, when the buildings the eyes when they read ihe following quota- 
• - - • ti*ms from the Sermon to which this 

pamphlet is a reply. Mr. Cassan says— 
* Tlieic is uii n'cogui^d ecclesiastical 
constitution, but that which is uudei stood 

«•»....*. w. by the umi Epuc o^ without bbbor*^ 

il4lrefnay'My7''i*o us it is most pnMts end deacoua, there is «• '^**»*j{ 
lor ibis uro\isiou for the eJuca* What iheii beecmes ol v'**^ ;iCu\Wtti*. 


he endow iiienls of tho colleges 
« national property, are Ri\en 
■ly III one dcu<miiiiatlou, while 
iK left to psovide ail tbi ne things 
riecaibm of ttieir f>wn ministers ? 



AcL Stc. AiTMB, ' The PruCcMMii £pi«- 
copal <:hiirch u the only «afe meaiu of 
■alvation.' lu another I'lace, he wv^, • I 
inu»t reffAnlc'^ry Ca/crMii/, ipno factii, a 
Htrtlic' ' The' seiiaratUt has ahjured 
the true Church of C.'hrUt, Hhiiw ^inri- 
tuah are ailinitiistered hy hi-hnpt, priests, 
Biid tleacoiit/ ' How ihe Aliuij^bty may 
deal with them it U not for me to tay ; 
the specuUtiou may he iiitercMinr, but 
farther than as a matter of speculation, 
1 iftare not consider it. Scripture war- 
rants no opinion hut that such arc rffro^ 
%al€r Ou which the writer of tbi^ pam- 
phlet shrew lUy snyi, * 1 blu<ih for the cu- 
rate of Frome, whocan merilesrily doom 
men to hell, while they U%e, and merci- 
fully send them to heaven, when they 
die! II you truly helie%-e what you re- 
peat at I he prate\ wha« then \* yiMir trr- 
m0H T II not, what i^ tt^ authnr f Either 
the former \s scampi, or the latter is a 
kffc iii e ." 

But the aai^cinus curate of Frome is 
ant content with anathematizing all Dis- 
senters, he would subject them to human 
punishment. He has the temerity to as- 
•eri that dissent frum the C^^tahlished 
Church ' is hustile to (;«>vernments and 
authorities ;* that ' its principles are of a 
leiW/iiti^ nature, and are purely rtpubli- 
eam* aud that he is* persuadeil the pre- 
aent disaffected state of the country is 
mainlv to he attributed to the spread of 

But let it not he concluded that all the 
curate's wrath is spent upf»n Di««eniers, 
or schismatics ; he has a rod for some of 
his clerical brethren nUo. • Some,* he 
olrserves, * will object that the Church is 
so! at unity with herself,* because a part 
of her ministers incline to the principlis 
uiiaptly denominntcd efanftelicat. But 
tuch ministers alibttn^h lawfully or- 
daii.cfl, can no Itins^er be considered Ic- 
pfimate members of that body, inasmuch 
as they have apostatized^ aud it were to be 
itri^lied * that they were e%eu cut off, 
since they trouble the cbun b !* 

We know not whether the author of 
this pamphlet has not wa«tcd bis time in 
condesccndins^ to nut ice a ^ermim so 
much below contempt, and whith really 
Icadi to the su^piciju of its author's sa- 
nity. The pamphlet ci>nclude> with an 
•xtract frcni a well-known author : * Gdd 
forbid that ar y oF u& should <et otirselvcs 
up fur defenders of the cause of Christ, 
except by reiison, argument, and ex- 
ample! Every other method is sinful, 
contrary to the spirit ol our holy reIi;^ion, 
conveying suspicion of its «;oodness, and 
offennp an insult to its power. It T«stm- 
hhn niking nil Ian to iioM up the baa- 
; Bnd if n dtpM Bot aHvmja ^sm^ a 

depramtd kmri^ It doaa •cCiMlly 
meaM 4iBor€ertd kndr 

While we commend the aeal i 
in this pamphlet for the truth, w 
but wi<h that the author had c 
himself with m«>fe temper aud 

The Fatal TcnJmry 0/ FaLe P 
a Discourse dalivered at the ^ 
Chapel. E^^eter, Oct. 24, 181! 
Pui>iscript addressed to the 
Cleave, by William Beal. 2u( 

We noticed the red-hot sermo 
Cleere, which {^%e occa«ion to h 
discourse, in our Nunib.'r for . 
Inst. In this sermon the mif 
effects of false principles in rel 
represent cd from the )>arable 
aid. 24, &c. of the tares and th 
Jn the PostsiTipt , Mr. B. nuimai 
the intolerant sentiments uf Dr 
who insists upon it that ' all D 
ministers are self-appointed, sd 
tuted intruders, who liave no i 
to preach at all ; and w hose 1 
tions must be null and inefl[ici< 
cause, forsooth, they cannot pr 
re;rnlar succession from the j 
throu;;h the popish priests of tlh 
church, &c. and he concludes w 
quoted fn^m another writer; */ 
ftionist maintninc that the mini 
of others are invalid, from when 
low-:, tiiat those whom they bapti 
not Christians. Archbishop 5ri 
baptized by a Ihsxentinxr minu 
of cour<:e bad not episcopal on 
his Grace, theri'forc, wa^not at 
and all his miiii*itralions were 
effort ! Now it is a remarkable 
ric^trvin;; c>f special Tu>ti< e by hi: 
Srrker bnpti/iMl lu^ late Maje<tvi 
of the Royal l-'aniilv; it wilf 
follow from this bitch-cliurch K 
thev w«'re not (Christian* ' — The 
the eccleMa<.tiral e^tabiishmcu 
Christian— even the head of tfa) 
of Kn^land not a Christian !!! 

The Script «re Doctrine of thi 
Qjffive^ Person, and Glory ^ «, 
By a Layman, bvo. p. 6d. 2s 

Infiurl^ have frequently n«sei 
Christianity is only defffidetl b 
who are in cntipsc a party inle 
its support. This cliarj^e i'«, ho' 
false us it is malicious, and wl 
be pnis-ed bv appeal in «: to the w 
Addison, West, Littleton, Jeni 
Hailes, and of many other La 
our own dav, who hare ably 
\mA^ ^!^t(^ iL«d iAm doetriM 



niiclon; UBomt whom none has Ji Ssrmon frm^Mlin Si. Jnne's Chfirfik^ 

more diitini^isbed than tire Chrit- Dublin, m Jid of M<* fWitA 6/ iKi 

•tatcsman, to whom this pamphlet Sundajf Sekoel Society /or Ireiand. ti^ 

p mrmisutm, inscribed — we mean the Kev. Robt. Daly, A.M. Rector of 

Wilberforce^ Esq. The present Powerscourt. 8vo. 33 pp. 

f, fuuiided on 1 Cor. xilji,i^ from ^be train of ^rgumeut advanced in tbU 

iCD of - a Uyman, who has, we ^^jon is, that tfce misery of mankind, 

'^y^*^-***'"'''''*^** '"• Ki- wt »ri«i'« fr«« ilffnorancc and sin, can b^ 

l*^J^^"''*T:l*V**{^*'^^ onlylured by* the propagation of tba 

laf doctrines of the Gospel, which g^j „j ^jf.^ „^ ^^^ ^"^^ ^^^ ^g^^^^ 

L» mduunously assailed by modem cioiT means of doin; this is by the to- 

lans. There U in this pamphlet a .miction of the ri«nff generatioL in Sua. 

collection uf important passages, j. ^j ^^^^^ Sch*>oll Agreeing in tbia 

-mg to the person and work of p,f„eiple, we wish every success to tbt 

^•iT^ "V****"? ^'if *"^*'?'" ****°"»*y society for which Mr. D. pleads, and or* 

nds for the truth ; and there are, y^^^\ ^^ to bear of itlincreaauM |>tf< 

Mlly toward the close, some eloquent «»!«-: ty 

gat which our limits "will not p^r- 
■ to floktract. We think it a Uuda- 
ntaipt to promote the honour of 
lyiUdtrust that the author may have 
Btisfaction of seeing it extensively 


tin 0/ihe IJ/e of Mist Caroline E, 

Elegani Selections in l^erse; from tb^ 
works of Scott, Byron, Southey, and 
other popular poett;, chiefly of the pre- 
sent age. By David Grant. l2nio. 
pp. 95. 

This little work we introduce with plea- 

^__„ _ '"""c to the attention of our young rea- 

Wi, wkoVied2\si Se/>tembcr,"m7] ^^^^^' »" ^^'^^^ ^*»*^ author, for the u&e of 

Gemrgia, in the 17//i year of her age t *'=* ^'^^ pupil*, m the first instance, and 

npilrd from authentic papers, fur- ""^ *or the benefit of others, has ai- 

icd by her frieiifls, and published tcmptod to * comprise in a narrow coin- 

tbeir request. Bv Moses Waddle, P^*^ ««*"* ^^ ****^ ""***»* brilliant and at- 

D. America, printed— Bristol, re- tractive gems of poetical crtaiion, pre- 

itcd. 4ih E«i. U. 6rf. ser\ing, as far as a publication of this 

• af.....:.. ^..»».:,^ . ka.«»» r«««; kind will permit, the same lustre with 
B Memoirs ctmtain a nappy speci- v i .i * u .11 111 
^t tk. ...^^oce ..c...«ii.. o*»«» which they shone amonc the ie.s4 valuable 
of the success u&unlly attendant . • i« -.u.. u-^u.u / -• • n 
.^1 1 r..i : . .: materials with which they wtrc origipally 

surrounded.* He lias also combined 
much of the true spirit of poetry with vir- 
tuous sentiments, and seems scrupulously 
to ^ave excluded iroiu it every iunuoral 
idea, and to have culled, for the young 
mind, food pleasing to the tastE, and 
Hholesoinein its qualities. We think it, 
iu all respects, well adapted for a school- 

parental and prayerful instruction; 
, at tlic same time, they exhibit to 
\ pcmons in cultivated, as well as 
bunable hfe, a powerful iudut eroent 
emembor theii Cieator in ti.e djiys 
iir youth.* 

lirf f^ftbe Life and Charactei' of Mrs, 
we Button^ youngest Daughter of 
f Hev. Philip' Henry. By her Bro- 
r the Rev. Matthew Henry. Now 
t published. It. 6tl. 

brief, but excellent Memoir was 
jn by Matthew Henry, for private 
latiuii, but not publivhoti, Mr. H. 
(tio <riat uioJi;>(y, tliiiiking that 
g rcceutU publishtnl the lite of bis 
r, it would be wrong to add to the 
fifty of his family: >\c are £;lad, 
■«er, that a deacenJant (Mr. J. B. 
ams, who has lately f:i\cti us the 

The Ban efe la Roche, and its BenefuctOTf 
Af. Jean Frederic Oberlin, Luth^itn 
Pastor at ffalbach. By Rev. Mark 
Wilks. 8vo. 'Is, 

Tfiis iuterestiu'^ pamphlet prcr,cuts us 
with a narrative of the toiU niid su( c os, 
ib.c and re\rard ( f u vei:eralile 
Christian nii>sionary. In the paiikh of 
Waldbach, situate in the IXpartuieiii of 

the Vosge$,on the We^tcin lirauch uf an 
isolated ransce ol nioui:t;iin.«, and at the 
f Mrs. Savat;e) ha>i brought out this height of IbOO fiet >roni the level oi the 
le from ui'der ilie bushel iff ^rivaiv, kca, far removed from the noise and lu- 
it may give lig^lit to the house. It nmlt of tht: French nictrrpidis, resiJcs 
«cU re'iuy a cnreiid peroral; auvl the venerahle Oberliu. By hs multi- 
iMBiple of pious Mrs. Hulton will, formaud benrficent e^citinn^, tiuiiug up* 
HM, eaate desires and prayers, and warJs of half a ceutur>- um^ngst the in- 
avours to imiiate it. babitanis of ibosa mQ\iAi%\u%« \Vk« vmniX^ 


, Hi4 rrUfioiu cliuftrtcr of At 

fMpte haif been peofrtelrcly iniprovevl, 
nd oadcr bb ■aaaipeiDeiit tbe wndy toil 
•a BoQBtaiM of grmolt^ and r«*rp!i}TT bM 
become fniitftil end luxurieut. rnim 
eoBtenplatiniribe varied. Inipiircant, rei- 
MMedt end beneficial Ubunn of this 
grent eud rood nmi* Mr. Wilka ob« 
eervee, * Miuioneriet may lenni bow 
tbej tboobl laibmir, end whet tbev mmy 
eftct, end tbiife ubo direct nusiione 
■HMT obeerve tbe chemcter of that agency 
wbicb* wUb tbe lb>ine bleeting, tbor 
■Mjr bone to employ witb peculiar ad* 
vaotan/ To them and ow readers wa, 
fkmmof^ racummend tbie ptUdicatUm. 

nmwHtw 0/ fnHia : or Intern, Notet, 
and Ifemoranda, Fhflotofihical and 
Critical; occasioned b^ a * leriee of 
iMwmnHet uu tbe Cbrtiiian Rerelatlon, 
viewed in cuimeiiun with the Mociem 
AMronoroy,' liy Ur. Clialniert. Uj 
Aleiander lla&wdL 3 1 edit eulai^ed. 
Hvo. 8e. 

This ii a new edition of Mr. Maiweirt 
* Lcltera/ in a more eligible form. We 
gave a peneral arcuuiit uf the cuntei:ti 
uf the foniirr, ii. our Magazine fur 16 18, 
(|»|i, 517, M'it) "txl have 1 utMinj^ mate* 
hal to aitd. AiiM that tliis v«la:« n n ron- 
sidcnthly improved; riid tl.e ire/rf, many 
ot whicb are rertaiiity niii nis and iute* 
resting, are now plarcd at the iMittom uf 
the |>aget; nhere the Author iia>K, ' be 
witbet them tor be read aii<] Hell roiisi- 
derrd/ and iit>t in aa a|ipeiidix, < where 
they are loftt up«in the majority' <»f read- 
er*.' We riMik thf* lil>crty, in uur funiitr 
•wvieH f>f this b<iuk, to exi»refts eur con- 
cern that the authur had treated l>r. 
Chalmers with •«» much severity; but in 
the |»refacc to the pre^rtit edition he ap- 
pears tu vindicate that treatnieiit. * If/ 
sa^*!! he, ' the author has written with free- 
d(»m and Itoldbe^s, he lias doue what lie 
conceives to be right and {tut — to express 
freely the honest seiitiineuts of hi% niiud : 
if in some iustaiices he hns Hritten with 
sharpness and asperity, it is addressed to 
tJiose to wliom it ou:;ht to hr addressed, 
who mistake tinsel for gohl, and di<«cord 

The author makes his grateful ac- 
knuMrledgments to n variety of corres- 
^fondeuttp'tu some of hi|j:h rank and uf 
eminent leamiug — for^ the fifivour<iUe 
opinion they have expressed ; and judj;es, 
fmm (heir approbntiun, timt he his loI 
written aUozeiher in v^m. He roneludes 
Ills prefaee by i^ajnig— ' If he has sia*- 
ceeoed in she'win«^the vAiiiiy of hypotbe- 
tt(i«l opniiuns in. i lie mathematical and 
phy^icat snences, when •|«f«<ed to tbe 

avQioniyov ifivuc ivveisiiav^ nepasw* 
tallied what be cevnMem a veiy iiteoiw 
taut retnit, at a momeat wbaa Acse 
sciences-are madb tbe haab of asccpHral 

This oMcct is ceHainly nod and higyf 
cimimendahtc ; bat metber tbe aatlnir 
has attained it In oannsliig tbe Ntete- 
niaii mi em and 1>. Chahiiipri's obMrva> 
tions iMult rpon it, we leave to tbe dfci. 
sion of onr IntcUigent and imiuluiiii 



A RinAffff SffiplMf^ in TesltaMagr«f 
tbe Truth of tbe Sccoad Advent, ihs 
nrst Resurrection, and tbe IliMm- 
■hunt with an Appendb, eoalalBBf 
Extracts from Mr. Joeepb byte's Uh* 
nervations on tbePrepbederralallM^ts 

. tbe Restoration «>f tlic Jews. H^ s \ 
Lajnum. 0vo. Iw. 

Wr have been disappointed in IdoUk 
for information, c»r argument, or Scri^ < 
tural eluridatiuus in this btiok. The «n- 
tet's st}le is slugolari/ otitciirt. His 
theor}', s» far as «e can make k oet- 
thronVh the duudincss of tbe siatiuiiitii 
is little ur nutbiiig dillerctit fipiNB «M ' 
others before htm Lave .advanced; eh* 
have maintained a literal and vidbk 
rti'cn of the Lnini Jesus dttrinr tbs Mit- 
Icuiiium, the rvsurrrction of toe msrtyis 
to H participation of this earthly abicy, the 
restoration of the l^raelilef to toe peliU- 
ral poises&iou of Pile<>iiite, and m let- 
ting up of the ancieut tem|de-icrvioe» 
There li abundance of asMirtiuns, hat* s0 
fares we cau discover* little arEamcasI 
and, we fear, little pereeptiuu uf tbua* 
blessinjp; to the huiotto raee in which tb^ 
true glor}' of the Ga«pct cuusii&ts. 

Th9 Rigki of IttfimU U limfiUm. A 
Sermon i deli\ered at a Mouthh Ash^^ 
eiation in London. Bv llrtiry Vonie^ 
Hunter, M. A. 2d E«Iil. Price ML 

Obligations to tiu Obserwmt* e/ Uk^ 
JjfntM Sftjtpur* A SernnMi. 6f tba^ 
s.ime Author. 2d Edit. Price M 

Of these Discourses, published at tbera^ 
qiie^t of I lie niinisiers %)ho rumpose tbir 
AbS'jciation, %ve gave a favourable oAiuiua 
in former Ninnl>er8 «if ibis %iork. We are 
glad to (in:l our opinion lonfinned by tbat 
of the religious public, whose appruba* 
tioii hafl given frccafi«>n to anew Milioa, 
in n che i|» and ctiuveuieni form ; and, as 
the sul.jccts tr** <■! ni>i\er«al cupcTni> 
and (reuie<i, as we coneeive, in ajyipidar 
and useful manner, we rejoice tbat mi- 
niMiersand other tmncipal persons in onr 
cungregatiwn^y wiJliMw luve ano|p|K»rui- 



daimg mach i^ood, bjp promotuii^ 
I e&tcosive circttlatluu than tbej 
ifttobuiued in their origiiud form. 

: or Aiiecdotfa of Geoi^e III. 
Poetical Kft\isioDt anJ other Eu< 
mi on H% Character, and on that 
B Duke of* Kent. By Ingram Cob- 
MA. I2mo. 2f. ei. 

m oopiouii coUeriion of Anecdotes, 

tbeni <»f a moral and religidut 

7, and 6oroe of the poetry is very 

f. The characters of tne Kiuf^ 

ike of Kent are added from the 

f «if Mr. Cunmiigham, Mr.Hughes, 

Iyer, and Dr. Rudf^e, and this little 

» enibeHiiihed with a neat por- 

his Majesty in the dec hue of hfe. 

i0 ike night Hon. the Earl of 
'vwtjf^ 0/1 the Discvpery of the ItUe 
piracy. Pvo. Is. 

mfpiritctl, but respectful letter, 
h the writer, takings occasion from 
10 providential escape, calls upon 
y to consider the tendency of cer- 

their measures, as they respect 
rail of the people. He refers par- 
y to the subject of Luttcrie^ — to 
ouraj^ment given to gin-shui>s— 
ight aduiiuistration (*f oaths — and 

profanaiioo of the Sabbath," bv 
pt a day of State business, (which 
ter asserts the late Mr. Pitt bit • 
uneutcd) ; and above all, to the 
ul toleration of Sundatf Xewtpa- 
We cordially recommend this let- 
the atuutiou of all whom it may 

has certainly a wonderfkl tale«i ia adas^ 
ing science to the infant mmd, and mill- 
ing maxims of piety with her instructions, 
under each particular passage of Scrip- 
tures are inserted very ingeniously select- 
ed : but we think great children as welt 
as little ones may learn from this little 

The Last Day$ of one efT, PoMs JDi0- 
ciplti. By W. Wait, A. B. Zd. 

We can only say that wft think the re- 
publication of this tract very opportUBe, 
naving reviewed it (at tmnsnal length) la 
our 11th vol. p.2!Ud. 

A recent Instance of the Power ofDivisu 
Crrace^ exempHJied in the Experiemee 
and JJeaih ofJnms Emery ^ of Ishstg- 
toHf aged 12 years and one mmUk, 
18mo. 6d. 

A PLBA8INO addition to tha Cbild't 
Sunday-School library; and, wo undar* 
stand, well authenticated. 

7%e Spectator wi a Stage Coach. 6d. 

This is a small and sensible dialogue in a 
stage coach, in which one of the passen- 
gers combats the ignorance, the prejudice, 
and the irreligion of his fellow-travellem, 
and defends some of the great truths of 
the Bible with considerable ability. Jn 
the close of the pamphlet are some ju- 
dicious hints for the use of serious travel- 
lers, when assailed by the flippant and 
worldly opposers of vital religion. 

The Bihie Boy. 18ino. 6//. 

tile book, in the form of eaiy nar- 
pves a striking il1u'«tratiou of the 
lat * G(NUiness 'm prudtnble unto 
igs.* The incidents are perfectly 
I and well told, and although it is 
cteuded that the hUtory of the 
loy li founded on facts, it is un- 
41f certain that there are not a few 
I jiis moment, occupy high and 
nfcle statioub in soci^rty, who can 
(fir advancement to means, if not 
alnllmr, yet altogether as simple, 
rincipal object which the writer 
I to have in view, is to recom- 
I practical use of the Holy Scrip - 

'nJuchoft t» Js'ronomy for lAitlc 
iren. By Mrs. Sherwood. 6d. 
KOMV for little children! Well, 
! IB a wenderfiil age, and Mrs. 9. 

A Sabibath among the Tuscarorm ImHams, 
l8mo. 6d. 

A VERY interesting missionary tract, with 
a beautiful frontispiece, which renders it 
a very acceptable reward- book. We ex- 
pect that every person that sees it will 
cheerfidly pay his sixpence. 


The Jansenitts of France. — We are 
glad to find, by the enterprising spirit of 
our booksellers, a class of writers intro- 
duced toournotice, hitherto little known 
among us, but who, from the fervent spi- 
rit of genuine piety which their writings 
discover, clothed in all the eloquence of 
which the French language is so suscep- 
tible, are likely to become favouriies 
with the religious public. The Jause- 
nists of Port-Roval may be denominated 
the Evaogclicaf party of the Catholic 
Church. Among their nuinli?r were the 
fdnioiiN Father JJuesnel, Pierrr NicMe, 
Tascdl, Ic Maitre dc Sacy, Duguet, Sin-* 



glon» and Arnaukia the last of whom U 
styled by Boileau * the most learned mor- 
tal that ever lived. ' They consecrated all 
their ^reat powers to the service uf the 
Cro3s ; and for tlieir attachment tu the 
grand article of the Protestant reforma- 
tion— just ilicatiou by faith, with other_ 
capital ductriueci, they suffered the luss 
of all thiui^s. Tne Jesuits, iheir implac- 
able enemies, nex-er ceased until they 
prevailed upon their Soverei^ to destroy 
the Abbey of Port<Royal and banish its 
inhAbitauts. We would particularly re- 
commend to the notice of our readers 

* Le Nouveau Testament avec de.<t Re- 
flections Morales, par Quesnel.* — fSee 
the adverhsemeni on our cover for Fe- 
hruary last. J 

Rev. S. Lee and J. Jeunett propose to 
pubrmh, by subscription, a new Syriac 
Lexicfin f»)r ihe New Testament. 

Mr. J. C. .lackf on, Professor of Arable, 
and late Bntisli Consul at Santa Cru2, 
&c. is preparin? ftrr the press a new 
Grammar oi the Arabic lau«^ua^e. 

Ur. £van>, of l.-;liu^on has on the 
eve of publication a posthumous woik 
of the Iflte Dr. Richards, of Lynn, intitled 

• The f Vetch Nofiroiif<irnitst*s Memorial, 
or Gamhro- British Biography, with an 
Essay on Dniidi^tn,* &c. 

Thd Rev. W. Mo.)rhou5e, West Mel- 
ton, has in the press • Thoughts on the 
essential requisites fbr Church Commu- 
nion,' in which will be considered the 
sentiments of the Rev. 8. Grcathead, 
F.S.A.; to which will be added an Ap- 
pendix of Miscellaneous Essays. 

Im the presf^ tmd speedily wiilbepmhiitheif 
The Coulcrence : or Sketches of Me- 
thodism, by the Author of Amuc^emcuis 
of a Mission. — \ new edition of Mr. JoLn 
HoMe*s tract, Humble requests to Con- 
formists and Dissenters, touching their 
tem|>er and behaviuur toward each other. 
— A work on the Reli^nuus ln<ttruction of 
qhildren, by Mr. R. M. M-ller— Ei«rht 
SermoDS on the Clipstian Sabbath, ^by 
the Rev. W. Thi»rn, of Pcuriih.—Dia- 
lo|;ues, moral and religious, for the use 
of yoim^ persons in the middle ranks uf 



Tiip. Life <?f Wesley, and the rise aad 
progre^^s of IVletUodism, by R. Sonthcy, 
E«ir,. Piict Lameat. 2 vols. hvo. 2>^9. 

Ti i:,';mii\ |*iiuis MenioriaU, a new 
t-ii.i.wi. i ..1.1 :; ^.i.r'iiu ituu b\ the Rev. 
Geo. Burder, 8vo. lUx. ^d. 

Personal Rehgion, by Reynold Uogfk 
18l»o. 2^. 

An Ifistorkal Research conremini^fKt 
most antient Congregational Church in 
England, by B. H anbury. 2i. 

Memoir^ of Mrs. tittauna Turner, with 
a Preface, by Dr. Bogue. 

Memoirs of the Rev. S. J. Mills, Ame* 
ricau Missionary. I'Jmo. Ax, 

Services at the Ordination of the Rc« 
J. A. Ct»onibs, bv the Rev. Jds. Fletcher, 
A.M. Dr. «Vinter, andTho*. Raffles, A.M. 

The Whole Works of the Rev. Ralph 
Erskine. New edition. 10 vols. Hvo. i:4. 

Jonis on the Trini*v. Cheap editivo. 
1/. Orf. 

The Converted Atheist : written by 
himself, and edited by W. Roby. 6<f. 

Memoirs of Mrs. Westlnn»ok, by the 
Rev. John Cooke, Maidenhead. 

Prayer for the King : a Sermon at Tri- 
nity Church, Cambridge, on the Kin^'t 
Acces^vion, by Rev. C Simeon. J«. 

The Blessings of Peace and £%ih of 
War. The substance of a SermtMi by 
the late Dr. Ha^eis, at Brighton. Rfr; 
vised and republisherl by J. Cbulbc^ 
lain, Bath. \». 

A Discoin^e on the Festival of St Btf- < 
nabas, before the University of Qiforii 
bv J. Radford, B.D. F.L.C 

Charge at the Ordination of Ker. »• 
Hunter, by Henry Thomson, D.D. 

Chrisi's Departed Friends asleep ii 
the (>rave. Funeral Sermon for Mr. W. 
H}slop, nith his Experience andLettcf^ 
ly G. Young, A.M. Whitby, 8vo. luU. 
Sermon oulv, 12mo 6</. 

llie Castle and the Tomb : c Pioelicd 
Visit to Windsor. 

Dorcas Pourtrayed : a Funeral Senaot 
for Mrs. Burn. Bv John Sheppard. li.^ 

The .Mystery of Godliness Viifdirsted^ 
a Sermon before the Dorset Coiisfregs* 
tional Association at Charmovtb, by 
Rev. R. Keynes. If. 

Life of .Miss Sophia Lcece, by Rtv. H. 
Stow ell. Rector of Ballaugh. fj. 

The l>est Provision for the Poor : a Ser- 
mon a: opening St. Matthew's Chspe|» 
Manchester, by RevT R. Bradley. W 

A Striking Likeness of the late Rtf* 
John Sibree, of Fronie. 1*. 

Ditio of Rev. J. Brewer. 7i. W. 

Psahno-Doxolo^ia, a New Conectiaa 
of Psalm and U^nin Tunes. Ncl 1. I<> 

Srrmnns for the Kmf, 

By J. Gardiner, D D. of the Ottag<aB 
Chape!, Bath. 1*. {\d. 

By Rev. G. Feachain, M.A. Xlcar, < 
Doiking Cburcli. \s. (id. 

By Rlv. (;>l!)ert Beresford, M. A. Rec- 
tor, u; St. Anurfw's, Holiioru. 

By Kev. J«is. Bere9fura,.M. A. Rector of 

By Rev. D. M'Nicoll, SuDdoriaw* 



ft fnni a Catholic Mitskraary 
Jatcft the Ut of April, IB 19, 
llowiui^ details reH)Hrctiii^ the 
I which the Christians have 

in China : — 

Bnrupeau priest wh«m they 
arrested aud )uit to death <>■ 
w same fate u reserved for 

CbriiitiaD priests. The other 
Mhen they w ill nut a)>«>stati2ey 
most dread i*ul turnuuts, aiid 
rdft hanislied to Tartary. In 
BI9, there are in the prison! 
iuces of Sutcucu aUme 200 
who wait the moiueiu or exile ; 
ffiest had been strangled, and 
are about to die in a similar 
n tjie «hoK* empire there are 
nonaries, five of v^hi»tn are at 
1 can have no connexion with 
luts hut ill secret. The cm- 
leclared that he will have ut> 
tn, watch -niakers, nor evou 
piaos. The bir;h(>p of Pekin 
ted in rain to imroducc himself 
ceae muhir that title. The only 
di remains to the mift.^ionaries 
e into the country, i^ to fi^ain 
ft which ffu from Macao to 
t if ihe thing is discovered, the 
' and the courier are put to 
be spot. In spite of all these 
n, thfl Catliohc relij^ioii is ex- 
elf m the midst of the torments 

Cape of Good Hope, which mutt be inte- 
restmg to the historian; whilst dig^m;^ a 
cave, the workmen found the hull oC a 
vessel, conscmcted of cedar^ which is 
said to be the renuuAs of a Pbomiciati 
galley. U this apfiro^riation ia |Mti»^ 
there is no longer room to doubt that tba^ 
bold ad^'euturers of Tyre had reached the 
south poiut of Africa. — CtUadtaJommmL 


nUment. — 1-eitf«s Tmiught Vjy 
.vour, describe the stait» of this 
: to be most flourishing, and 

which v\e nirntion^d biT«»re of 
1 flockiiig to it fn'in all direc- 
Wly coDlirini'il. The shore is 
vith life, bustle, aud activity, 
barbour is filled with square- 
i^ls and prows. There were 
liBxed inhabitants, and every 
t on well, (iovernttr Fanjuhar 

com^idcrdble progress in cuUi- 



MM Xaviffatnht*'^^ discovery 
df maife in the envfrons of the 


Accounts from Macassar state^ thai- 
the vaccine iDacuUitii>i» make* great pr^' 
gress there, above 1US& eliilrfrea httviiif 
been iui>culaied by th« sorgeuv, Mn. Go* 
depoVf with mauer bronght Irtinp J«fa 
by GId. Severatiu-. The King of Ma^ 
cassar ha» had all his children and se- 
veral of his relations ^inoculated, aud 
measures are taking to extend this use- 
sul discovery throutchout the island of 
Celebes. — Daiauia C,June U. 

Extract of a letter from Sierra lAont^ 
Feb. 11, 1^20. 

* Our harbour just now preseafts to the 
lovers of bumauity a most deli;;htful 
sight i eight slave-schooucrs and otie 
brig havmg arrived, within these few 
days, prizes to his -Majesty's frigate Tar- 
tar, sloop Myrmidon, an'd brig Thistle ; 
all of th^m having on board n:any of the 
sable sous of Africa dtiomed to the chains 
of slavery, and for which p«ir|>ose con- 
fined in these inhuman prisons, which, 
from their size, compared to the num- 
ber of victims they contain, produce a 
stench almost hisufiforable, aud wbick 
causes nauy uT thein to find » here,, the 
end of all their sonxiws. This was the 
fate to which these monsters bad ,con»> 
sii^ned them, but the watchful pmvidcmca 
of"* God in'^pired Euglinhmeu with valouv 
and pliilauthrophy tu rescue them from 
misery, aud bring them where they, at 
Britons, will enjoy liberty. They here 
meet with geuervus treatment, and are 
provided with the necessaries of humaa 
lite, aud arc employed by tha Guvenv 
ment, at. a low rate,' until they can su|K 
port tbeaiselve^* The sla* e-veuseis am 
generally Uken under Pt»rtogue/e, Sp». 
nish, IXiWh, aiid French fiocs ; btu that 
there are Euglishmeu empktyed in thia 
tralfic is an undoubted fact — for a man, 
that some few mtmtlis since 1 had deal- 
ings with, has been obligiHl to abicoad 
from this colony. Some towns hava up- 



mid* of 1300 of Ihoie poor people in to be luiceptible of laent 

tbein, imder the t(OTeniiueiit of an En- fp a luacieot ie^nt ta adaM -.. 

ropean. Mi»«iooariei, of count, litre tlie reUiivepruviDCfi of empfoymttHBi 

find pleDlf of work— oo* frequcDtl)' au utUitj la civiliieil tociety. 

teaditie tn two or three of ibese wamlj- pitcairn'* ltL*\l>. 

fanned tovDi.' y„ ,j, ^,,4 ggo,_ 

^ ^ A lUBECRIFTlON W0» Wt OB foot OD lb* 

NEW SOUTH WALES. Jet of September, :n Calcutta, forwp- 

Tm fWlo-inic ir> ai> ab«.r«:t of the oor I''.J1"B; "", '-habitaDli "fW^'' '''"J 

lonial pppulattoo in Now Sjulh Wales "'*" ""P™""?. -^ hi»h«^r y, aa< 

acfwrniuMr othpr iiseftil ■tUHm. llirulatcmtiH 

lWl»18, fritn September SB to No- I>«>ple are demandant* of the maiionft 

.M>ber 11. inddMve. there were 9,338 "' "■ V" S- Bouow and were™«rfa 

4.56a at WindiWi 2,597 at Liyerpool ; °" >"' ")■«* fr"" V»4«rut.o to C* 

784 *i NeivcaMte; roakiDf a totd of ^"'™i *" " °"" ^'^^I'J i!T!^J^ 

21 Mi Cnii] in command of the *n>p HerrvH, 

The 'population of Van Dieman'i land ■?'!.'T"I™'.' .""""c " ^"^"iVl^i: 

UMMOU to 3.760 i thai maluDK a crand *'"' ^^' "^'"^ "r.™ ''"' ™ ^^ 

StSlrf35JB4 .oul.. * cha.edupderh»d.f«t«nfbrthe«.rf 

The auiDber at acrei ia cultiiraUon h r "» inhabitant!. 

ai4^S. ^ 

Sdlvali.— At an aonnal enamination of Wb are glai] to bear that the KUm, 

Ae iMblic ichopk at Pammatta, a black prayer- Loukt, ipdlwf -boaJu, Ae. (M 

native girt, 14 jeari of a^, who had b* the Loudua Muiiooary Sedan W 

been three or four yean in the whoul Mr. Adami, who [« at tbe bead «f tMa ' 

Auadcd by Mr>. tCinf:, barf aw^ the iilandert, fur tiie uie uf the peofk, hwa 

ehkf priie i tbui pmnuf the abonginei been Mfely received. 


fUUmt tf tkt Stmnith I»f)dtMm front the iKitria OmifUuimtal tf BarcdoM^ - 

pnUiabed rincc the late dectrucliaD ol' the IriquUiliou. 

1498 - 
1507 - 
1517 - 
1539 - 
1523 - 


— 1597 — Ifi31 

— IGSI _ IhM 

— Ifies — 1700 
_ 17(10 — 1746 

I ft 

Torriuemsdii . . 
\n-hbisbup IHia . 
Cardinal Ximinei . 
Card. Adrian, aft. Pope 
Intenepu'n. , . 
Cardinal Manriiiue 

CIiBriM V. . . 

Ph-lip II. . . 

l^ilip III. . . 

Philip IV. . . 

" irtet II. . . 

Philip V. . . , 

Pcrdinaod VI. . 

Charletlll. . 

Charlei IV. . . 




ToUl .■l'J,:in2 ' I7,M0 
ne 'nqnUitian bu Iven recently abeli'bad by a royal Edict, and il« 
— — iate* to i^e urTice of the State. 



■ ftnd Leinster Associatioo 
nt Mioisten and C\iiirches 
tf-ytarlv meetiug in the Ger- 
» Pb«iti)e|;.strect, Dec. 9, 
kh place the Kev. J. Pe- 
present the offlciatins^ nii- 
. R. G. Rhodes, of Wexford, 
t Introductory sermon from 
Ml rtie evening prcceeding 
•odatiuD. Oa the follow- 
the Rev. T. Cilbnrt delivered 
id dUcoune on the subject 
tbedav, « The FaII of Mao/ 
%%, After sermon the dif- 
m [iresent ^rave interesting 
▼tfrnnis schools connectc4 
ipective congregations, all 
war to be in a prosperous 
1 the e\<«niug of the same 
Creighton preached, from 
5» and two fullowins verses. 
Qlf brotherly affection ore- 
carts of many were pad- 
twraged, and every ooeap- 
the force of the beautiful 
Aspired truth, in reference 
of the spirit.* ' Behold bow 
f pleasant it is for brethren 
her in unity.* 

ftgement Mr. Petherick has ' 
lift neigfa]>ourhood, has sug- 
friends the idea of hnlldiBg 
of worship, towards which 
m already raised, the great- 
ihlln ; but £bOO are waut- 
thev hope to receive help 
1, which may he forwarded 
b Dr. Town ley, of Rauis- 
iUon, Esq. of Islington. 
Iialf-ycarly meeting of the 
net! Aio^ociaiiou is to he 
r. Iioader*8, place of Wor- 
•str^t. Subject — ' The 
vatiou as meeting the c&i-' 
in hia faUeu state.* Preacher 

merits, yet iif a doblout dtaraeter, «ra 
now w^tingtkwdedskm of a tcmtinJBbv 
public.^ ,. 

« Your^s, rcfpactfully, 



March 23, 1820. The Rev. J*. Rad- 
Hiflfe, late student at' Manor-street Aea^ 
demy, was ordtinecl pastor of Ae newly- 
ft>rnied church of Christ, asserobilnr at 
Salem Cha|»el, Ifibemian Millji. Mr. 
Simp!ion coinmenced the service l^ read- 
ing sutuble pdrtioii^ of the Scriptura abd 
pnyer. Mr. W. H. Covifier delivered the 
m'troductonr discourse. ' Mr. Fetberidc 
proposed the usual qnestions and ra- 
eeivcfd the confisfsion of faith. Mr. <4ll. - 
Iwrt ofllntal tha ordination-prayer. ' Mr. 
Loader gave the charge, founded on • Bn- 
dnre hardness ta a good soldier of 4e«ui 
Christ.' Mr. W. Cooper, sen. preach^ 
to the peofile, and eondnded the Impor- 
tant Milemnity with prayef^ 

Thii iiifdot caifse, ,niueh iadehted I«h> 
its orighi to p^vafe benevolence and ceni, 
has been fostered by the eaiertioos of the 
Irish Eirangelical Society, and promises 
tu he a great blessing to its neighbour- 
HihmI, as well as another acceMhm to the 
strength of the Redeemer's kingdom in 

cARNAavoNSfiiaa sunoay schools. 

To the Ediior, 


fV ilu Editor, 

%r of the Committee of the 
blc Society, 1 beg leave to 
itake into which you have 
fallen iu yoqr Number for 
* The printing of the 
n, without note or corn- 
undertaken by the Iliber- 
iciety — it would be an un- 
ereliVtiuu from its princi- 
al violation of its character 
w Society, whose members 
from both communions, 
Mliy Protc%tants, and whose 

l*f perusing yonr very usefhl Magazint 
for msny years, it gave me great pleasure 
to perceive the prosperity of religious 
knowledge both at* home and abroad. 
As I found but little account of the work 
of God in the mountains of Wales, esp^ 
cially, amongst the body of men so well 
known here, the Calvin Utic Metho<lists, 
I hope that these few hints will not be 
unacceptable to your numerous readers, 
lliere is now living an old respectable 
minister, who labours at present In thta 
body, that ha« seen this county wlth«Kit 
one chapel wirhin its boundaries : hut in 
one age the Almighty has 'been plehsed 
to bear teiitimony to the word of bit 
grace, so )hat now there artjffig chapelt 
in the coimty ! and these so well at- 
tended that they arc too small to contain 
the congregations on several occasions ; 
and where there \f no chapel, th^ mea:vi 
t>f grace (as preaching, praying, and 
schools,) are carried on to extensively, 
that Scriptural knowledge is within tne 
reach of every iadividu4UiiNK^ ^o>a^« 

REur.iOLS rvtExxicErfCB. 

E lahciu 

iirnrtiuD of (he ignuraiii of all nstvi. oie 
well knunsv) we Mere ruuinl lu > more 
immtiliale ifuse of iKir duty to««nl* uiir 
ftllow-crtalure!, and fur (lie mure effet- 
(Ulltv promotiug Sondty-Sl'liiiolB, nicrl- 
In^nere bcU, roolulisiu propuwd, and 
Uuiiiu SDcictics [emicd ia (be (evcr«l 
diitricu of ibia couDUy. Tbt gi\a uf 
tvsTj goM gift fai« been pleased to 
<;ra*u OM Ubuur with tuccai>: ■ revival 
in nlision, wilb na ■rdeui deiire.ror iu- 
Mnictiuu, bu Riled the uirieli«. 

Ttie IMotiinii gUiemeal, takeu fmiD 
our lateiinccsunt, briefly ihews liie ilale 
uf (lie uverol UuUiuvat piescnl ; Riiil ibe 

tbe len'u tu Ibc greateit.' Wlieu we ne 
ihuK (hin^ nliich tve we, auil hear 
ibtiw thitif ■ whicU we huar, we Uiuk fur- 
Ward tu llmt cloiiuu* penud, wlieii * Tlie 
kineduon of this world Uiall brL-ume ilie 
kiugdum* q{ imr Lord and uf hia Lliiiit.' 





U'nIJiinlei ... 
l-.lI».liDi.>ritt . 
JtantH, l.tad ... 








the Gi.<pe1. &lr. Glar aaa fuUi.sri hf 
Mr. llvr<>u rmm tb* »U)e luiumUnB) 
whu aiit/ »ip|ilyii>g fuc aung tlBia mt 
induced i^ 3i.'<.c|>l ua uubiiiuioik lutld- 
liuu Iruiu the cuusje^livn al larjr, U 
labour pernunemljr liDutig thetn. Siuca 

liitiuguf 2Diiirin!ieri>i itillt lii» prMpttt' 
of iiumeruut ndilliiom. Tbt frtl Itou 
of s uen chapri 'hU (e.rt by 40) »as bK 
on Ike 2n Murih. It<2D. on »htcti oMi- 
siuD an addrcit wai diliverrd bf Hr. 
Byron, ihe niiiitt<er, to a aumeTi'UMl 
respwlable auditor}'. Tuonrilt lb* pcih 
JEuled clispel, Ihe turn orfiSC baa i^ 
ready Ineu uuiHriliutcd. 

Tlie Snulb Devnn DUtriel 
hf Id their half-yearlv m»elin|t at tbeRrr. 
^tr. Dunet't. Plvmouih, WeAicnbr, 
AjirilS. lnlhero..n.iM:ier,i,e Mr,*; 
Kiinker rrait Ihe S>:rijitiirFS aud prtirrJ. 
Mr. KeDv, uf Aitiburtuu, t>ri'n< hnl l^n 
Ant li. f!l. ami (initltulfil wiib pnttr. 
lurhecvcuiDS Mr. m<».n>, of OiuJ- 
Ui;ch proved, and Mr. Itoitkef, oltt^ 
wk. (.readud from Phil, i. JT, Mr 
Milcbell, i>r I'lymtHilfa, cuni-tuiKd •■& 
prijer. Mr. tl'ivi&»n pronthcd M Ot 
prci-ediai: evcinug. Tb# Dcti nccdibt 
u et|-ecied, »ill be heLI M AabbuftM 

N.B,Tl.rBe uf ibs in the 
EifioDyadit Uuirict beluus I" the Rer. 
Edward Davi* Rliftel^. laJcpendeui mU 
nUler. And it ^ipenri hv the aUive 
MUament ibni iberc are 107 Siriidiiy- 
ScWtdt in ibi6 county, (uoi iinrluOlug 
&ard»y •cbonl), Hiib'll,ey(i peraoDt u( 
•U ag(t adciMliui: tbeni: Iherc are aUa 
oilier icbiiol* IH ihla I'uuuly nut Wluug- 
liillliii any ul the abo*< dlslrii'tsi bul ihvy 
kr« Mpa(Blrd bylhe Suoudut) aii>uulBini, 
aid ant (a be accuumod Hilh ibute of 
DmUgb aiul McnutietbOiire. 

TiffMadte. J. Ju.sea. 

MARCII l«lh,tliB 

Uie of Cheihmit C 
at the lale (.'ouatrii 
Cbaael,nribtol. Mrlluiiv 
reailmp iha Scripturi- 
Stixlhart dcliicred v 

Adout Ui>Inimtn<r, 1819, nevrra' 
fiicndc «bt> hud Inns deplored Ibe low 
sOi'e of relieion m ilii? iiiy, retoK-d ii 

Mr. Ren, »fRt>dl>n. 

dreued a ebarge fiini, _ 
Mr. Rabna cuiicludi'il 
I'bapcl wa« moi'h cnmitrd, am] tIii >U' 
vice woi highly Sftusfai-iury. 
M^MCii 31. Rev. E. Lc«H,kn4f 

Mauchesirl, 1.TH iitiliMjfd 1.. ilie [^.l*J 

olOieu.,-! ■■ V " 1 
gale, Ml''' 




fcoptciinmi limiah r,3,4. In the hrtu- 
Hif Mr. A. Good, ItfU of Bur^hult, read 
uhJ praved : aud Mr. Soel^r preached a 
Kmoo frum Romans xv. 29 : and Mr. 
Mikbaoi concluded the pleasing euguf«- 
■eau of the day. 

AniL 4. Rev. Georj^ Okc was or- 
drncd pastor of the church at St. Colonib, 
Cornwall. Mr. R. Smith, of Fowey, com- 
Bfoced the service. .Mr. Mot>re, of 
Traro, delivered the introductory dis- 
ceune. Mr. Skeaie, of Lustwithiel, of- 
fered np the ordioatiori-prayer. Mr. 
Copr, of LAunccstun, (Mr. Oke*8 tutor,) 
Stve the cbar^. Mr. Wildhore, of Peu- 
n«, preached to the people ^ and Mr. 
Sbc f hcr d , of Torpoint, coucludcd, and 
ih« preached in the alieruooii ; aud 
vbile the coni^refi^tion were thus en- 
tiRcd, the busiuess of the Couuty Asso- 
Ctttimi was transacted by the miuistcrs 
ami other members. The plan of a con- 
pT^ttooal union Sunday-school was 
pRseaeed and adopted. Several new 
ikeabert were. admitted, aud some facts 
Ntiedof the pleasiu^ appearances of the 
•Uteuf rcli«:iou in the county. 

lo the cvenui^ Mr. Treon, of Liskeard, 
|>retdied; MeMrs. Richur']:*, tif Meva- 
^iswy, and Douj^las, of We.n Looe, 
^jed. The sacrament was afterwards 
%dmtnistered by Messrs. Cope aud Moore ; 
%Dd the services of the day were con- 
dodaJ by Mr. Hart, of Falmouth. 

t, APULi; R'v. James Buckham, late 
Stndent ar Rothcrham College, %%n9 or- 
dained over the I ude pendent Church at 
Hinckley, Le*ceslershire. Mr. Gdl, of 
Halmsley, the laie {lastor, iutroducod the 
acrvice. Mr. Mi K-r, of Atlier!»loue dch- 
vered ibe introductory di<>rourse. Mr. 
Jerard, of Cuveutr}*, otfered up the ordi- 
oaiioD-praTer. ^V. Bennett (Mr. B.*s 
tbeologicu tutor) deli\ ered tlie charj^^, 
founded on Affts vi. 4. Mr. Smith, (Mr. 
B.'s clas«ical tutor) preached to the 
church and conxrc^.ition, fruui 1 Tlicss. 
V. I*, ri. Mr. Ddj^ley, of CbBi)el£ud, 
A double lecture was delivered in the 
by the Messrs. Smith and Ben- 
Mr. Sibree, of Coventry, com- 
tlia service with prayer. 

Ap«il 11. Rev. Jcmathao Edwards, 
of Mr. Bull's Academy, Newport Paji:- 
ttell, ordained to the pastoral charge 
of the independent church and confpre- 
ipitlun hi Cockermouth, which he had 
previously supplied about six mtrnths. — 
rbe aoledin services of the day were 
commenced by Mr. Rustou, of Brou^- 
toa, wHb rending: -and prayer. Mr. Grit- 
«n, ti Kcirarjrir, JeMrered the tetradn«- 

iory diHCoufst on ibt niAuM aud conaU- 
ttiiiuii of CUriiiiau Cburcbes, and put the 
usual quc%tiunst to the Church and mi- 
nister. Air. Pi-el, of Workinf^too, of- 
fei-ed the onlinatiou-prayer, and p^avc the 
charge from Col. iv. 17. Mr. Jack, of 
Whiiehaveu, concluded with prayer. The 
surnion ti the people, wbicn was po^t- 
poued till the eveniu^, was preached by 
Mr. Jack, from John xiii. 1 — 17. The 
meeting-house, which was well attended, 
has, within the last few years, been very 
maieri^iUy altered aud improved at a con- 
siderable cxneuse, by tftc suhhcripiions 
of the congregation, and wUl now CMn- 
fortably seat alMmt 600 persoiui. 


May 4, the Anuivcrsar}' of the New- 
port Paguel Evangelical institution ii 
appoiuted to he held in that town. Dr. 
Mr' inter to pn>ach in the mondug, and Dr. 
Waugh in the evening. The busiotfBS 
jvill he transacted iu the afternoon. 

Tlie Bedfordshire Un'ioii of Christians 
will be held on Wcdncfiday, May .31 ; 
vkhen the Rev. Dr. Waugh, of London, 
and the Rev. Mr. Dauielr, of Luton, are 
expected to preach. 

'I'he Aiiiiuul Meeting. of the Somerset 
ASk«»ciation is appointed to be held, on 
Wednesday, tl.e ^\il of May, at Shep- 
ton Mallet' Mr. Bl.iir. of MiUerron, to 
preavh in the morning, and Mr. Thorp, 
of Bristol, in the evening A pathUc 
meeting is lo be held iu the afiemoou for 



(Coneludfd from ovr (tut. J 

At the late public meet ins:, at Wey- 
mouth, the Rev. Dr. Crjcknell intro- 
duced the following anecdote of his Ma 
}esty, which RU)iplies another illus- 
tration of his hnhiiiial pietv and nice di<- 
cnininAtion. * My late fiictid, Mr. VV«i- 
then« the celebrattd occulist,' said the 
l>*»ctor, * related to mo that iu one of 
his interviews with the Kine» he observed 
to his Majesty, * I have often thought of 
the words of SidoHMin, 'When the righ- 
teous are in aulhoriiy, the people rejoite,* 
and if your Majesty could always appoint 
servants of that character, the voice <»f 
rejoicins: would be heard throughout the 
empire.' * W'atheu,* replied bis Majesty, 
' these are the men I ha«e nought for; 
but when I have required their -ervices, 
I h^kso often been disnpp<»ii»led, for I ttud 
men di«<tnigu\s>^e<i by \iaXii\v^ «>1 V^^^ V*~ 
ior retirameni) mu4LiW, ^tt««>s>^>» isy^*^- 


RRLIUIOUS l!rriil.I.tGENC«. 

Hli *l»jc"IT'i aniiety fiirihe iitlf«« obum Iji Hi; m- 

•0.1 healik uf'hii diJUirii wai tKinpll- cew il» r liwT 

floU on ih* ("Uo"iris iuu'».ii..g MTt cuiivtr.)-. ■ - ■•■yMjimi 

■ioD. Swill after ll>e yuung l'miP«i>»nt rtlMril Ihc »' i.- ih' iVir#i. «b4 ito 

■brnsil. bv waa Ulkl'tig )urus«l;( vriih ■ I'riiiCeMesi "nil UtulwUeil, ' 1 Ilka 

Sflatliib Uily a>Kiv> \irr iiilUu cmuiTi. 1 >>i<Ui nery uiii: Ui Im lUU'K'kuU 

Ob b suiIiIcu ihc ithsurnd, ihai he lie- iiimry'i JicMtcn.rP- *■)■ 

omr kbHirbtil in ihmi'lil ; amt bu|>jkii- 

iUB him rellectiug oii uimatbiuK lliul hail Tlje fullo^iuK •tcuBl KtU on ik 
l>#(a «aid id rnnTcnitliou, rcniirkcil, bc^i Buihuriiy : tbat uf * pivut frWih 
* Your MiJNljr, I |.rtMUie. i* ihinkia; o( icrvkui ,a Ihi: pjivrc- U HU faer bai- 
iBf I'ouiiUy.' Il« iMtiui-d Tar a (cw mo- oeii inkecf lti< Mojcsiy't nMtiBS-«Ki* 
■iirau, &iiJ dntppingi a tvu. taiil, ' I wu iu uhler. I'Le lt>H>W iii wbii'b tlM Xiif 
KKlrealiii^ Guil to |in<li.'it du>I bleu my ixaA uio llcucv't ' lUpiuiiiiHi at A 
dearboj-.,"— Rni'onr* Serxwia. t^mnuie-: ■! niU(I.^>i;bleil.* ihc «4dl 
uy, ' Iu read the iwru nhiuk i1m Kof 

When the Kin; «>» rrfrairinc his pt- bai Ufi (uUcU ilu^u. 1 oub iliatallfw- 

!-> K \\ma\ rbariC'cr, »■< panirularly Lbri>|iaui w !■■> guiHl rujal autut.'— 

liHil byliit Mnjr^lv, nnd h«-irirDhelJ /iU. lOd. 

uvcrtatiout *ilti bitn uF ume lei^b ,- ' 

upon Mriuni kuhjicb. Oiie Miniday , There mu an iolerior HnautuOitUll 

■Nnno^itheKincweji Miuml tu wau-h KiU)('kr>iiiiil>, tuuie jian «si>, bIwiMi 

Ihe fTftgirvi af Ihe wofk, aii<l unt seeluj trul.v |ii.'Ui, lUid iMiik uot jma llw«J||< 

IbiimBuiuhitiUKlumdrr |>larr. Ini^iiiml >[nauu in ilt.if fiuiiitii^ ul tblgUf, 

Ihe muiiti nf hi> ihteiire He v%t tiX' iluidu];, gii J innli t «■'*' llivtf dUlik* U 

•ncMil rvt\in4y, auil, l»r «i>iii« iiui-, licr iiiid inHiwAed a (u|>ii[iur to duaiM 

the other wurkmen aviiideJ tilliii; bit liur ai a ivry tliurt luiiu'v, pvioglwl* 

M«je»ly th« iniiln ul ImI, hi.wevir, iu^iu)i'i nnf/,^ bLe bad |vcW Wt 

ii|uiu bwoB tn'-« mi-iily ii.itfrr.igatc.1, Ui.ugj ival) io in^ajx, and >.4> cuaiil 

ibey arkHowlnltHt, tUat ri->ll>a>iii|f bri-ii i|„n u ■l.-iir^ ••a\i Litimli). ^iiC a 1..uJ^, 

able to CoinpMr « t^tlitulat jiili ■ n ibc wbco ilic >.i. ^i. i !. . ' 

SaMrday metil, thHy hnal Rlumeil to a-W iu-. ■ 

fin'ub it ou tl.e MlimiOj: iuurniuK. Thi. them : ''., 

man alunc bail r il nwd Iu cuHiply. be- liad hem i' 

CbrtHian SaMnil. ; .:.'■<.;■ ' . ,' ,■■'■'' 

of htutlhey calk':! '< 
Ijgen ditmiitJ im:.' 
mtftt. 'C«ll Ui.-, 

etdaimnlihc e"'"l I. '■/. r, , im... ■,■■,...■, 

r<ftl«i!<l il'iiux bit (.riiiiur. «,.■:. iiu the je.iy =:ii,! n.i..:,i^ sL.l.liM [.-"i^ Jiifbirt-* 

l*tfJ-» Day. IE THfc M*« r<.H «E. Lrt vtho had d.iue UO l-nnc- •« •■•"^ I 

Bkn ba tcut l»r. '1 l»r lUJi. «i» uecfd- into the c.»e. ud rtluMaleil bet^O*-/ 

all" ' «».'» Gtor^an'i. 

His lale Uajniy baviu^ bod TrcqueDt Amiii ' - s ^ht, m4 

Bufactunar, "to vm)du\t<l mauy baud>, Tm«ce. rn >^ ■ ■'. i :■ i,^ ibcan 

vac dayukedbiiu nhvilier be wai an uf onci>( l>>- '1m..^L>ei.i-, ■ linlup pre«« 

Aldmnan of W . auil lieioe 'ulur™*il asked 111. Mnjoly liim he liked (h* feOK 

tinu'hc «u lul, wi*lluillukiiuii'Uie tea- LlerKfmui wtiwu lie bait beard IM'^af 

•uaiiliT|V(ii><urepbetl,*tiul.b«aKaPru- Lrfim. Tbe kini;'( aui^ner ww W 1M 

lulaul DiH«iiicr, be cuiiJd out oblalu Ihe rdlowtue elTcizt. ■ 'l*faE !>erauu KM f^ 

qualiltcitLh.u I'ur by ncciviufilicLurd'* baiw a gi»nl <uni|ii.uiiuD, Imt I iIb Ht 

Huiiper— Ike leifUired Ictk' * Ve<y rigbi, ciJl that a guud wiuiuu lu wUchJaitf 

very r%h(i* eMlailued bit tlvjealy, ' I Chrnl it ouiiilnL' f 

bkeauiui lube cunuwutiouk.' Sunte lliiUte Majeity, itoaawall IbMa' 

tisMadtroanltuuti^iliepHBixauMtalled «a( icry frequem in b» >uku |i> I 

■iibf "BrabuuMia Lwoduu, juHlkud tu dauKblor, ili« tinoMH AuislUi wdd 

Ur. B. ' ViHi ace* t*'^* lairoiicita HiUt ji-eat adicuiiu ba Tuaistukl. Mlfe t 


lett, in reference ui her di*- after bU health. Mr. C. Answered, » I 

iwb api>cared lo he drawing am very weU, Uiauk your Majesty, coa- 

ooe «^.*ion. he ajincd to Mtrlug my late affliction/ — ' What 

■ mind with the truth, that, affliction is that?' said the Kint. Mr. 

lle«lth«irraukamonb'siincu, C. uifurmed him he had lately lost a 

of Cud iLey *v ere upon an child.— < Wall/ replied the Kinr, -The 

J the incaiict ; and a, sjil- Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken 

uust ho saved as others, awav; hle^sed he the name of thfe Lord.' 

added. ' must be through —• think what is your affliction com- 

J of. the blood of the Lord pared with mine.' 
. and hv ills ri^rhteousne^ii.' 

• *^ - , ... intern 

Hg his command* lo an enii- tH">?«-^y ^J? case in 1814. The (jueen 
Ml. lu %v bom the cure of the hearmg this dtiin^l to be mformed 

. •.. I .1 _. . I Wneu that w»n th« rit«*._ah« ws« on. 

UI, lu ivuoni loe cure oi lae . 7, — ' — T V — •"^^— *•• 

. committed on that arduous ^°f" ^^^^ T*" **** case— she was so; 

id, * It will he uecessary that ™ .^ entermg the room, she found him 

lowly, and by short stages, •jniTjnff * hymD,Md accompwyi^^ 

particular tlcsfre. that you <lo i^^»« *»«nP«chord. When he had fioishedit, 

on the Sunday /-Arrf/oriT* Jf .'^°«" down and prayed aloud lor her 

'' ^ Maiesty, then for his famdy and the na- 

tion, concludingwith a prayer for himself, 

RESIGNATION. that it mi^ht please God to avert his 

Vfajesty was visited with the heavy calamity from him ; but if not. to 

:aiauiity of bltodae»<i, some give Lim re&i|;;nation to submit to it. Ue 

rJanta were couduciiutc him t len burst into tears, and hi* reason 

the passages iu the Castle, again fled, 
ird a person niu>iu^at one One mornins: when the passing befl 

d up out of the way. The was tolling at Windsor, his Majesty en- 

aidyiiiquirod who was there, quired who was dead? His attendants 

vcrcd by the person. He iu- at first did not answer him, but on fait 

goizi'il the voice ; and, call- repeating the question, they said. Please 

idoal by name, sa d, * 1 am your Majesty, Mrs. S^.' 'Mrs. »— ?' 

Ttic person could not re- rejoined the King, < she was a linen 

ears, and ;cplie<l, * I am ejc- draper, and lirwl at the comer of — 

nry, please your Maj'isty •,'- street, (naming the street) ;— Aye, she 

jed the pious Afoiiarch. * I was a good woman, and brought up her 

ii^iriitd, for w!iat have we to family in the fear of God — iUe is gone 

irld but to siiftcr and perform to heaven — 1 hope I shall soon follow 

the Almighty?'— /^^-J/orif* her.' 

death of one of the younger ,^2^ «»"y months have passed since 
announced to him. (which **»? King appeared u if in the act of re- 
lie he wa:, eugu^ed in read- <^*^»^»"e thcJLord s Sup|»er ; his manner 
u aloud to the family on a ^^s n»°** devout, while he proceeded 
uin-'.; he said. « the Lord »' ^^^ descnbed. Enibracmg the op- 
be L>rd hath taken awav ; portunity of one of his mads being 
be the name of the Lord/ t>w"K*»t to him, he placed bread and 
t pause, he continued the w«ne before him, designing them evidenUy 
reading aloud, and finished *' ^*»« elements received in that New- 
-'Ibid. Testament ordinance; then kneeling 
f ^ . . down, with his bands united aud lifted 
*• T^i!*^- ^^V/^"?*""^ ^»« up. he feelingly appealed to God, expren- 
jted bv his Majesty on aa- • J ' ^y^.^ ^^ (fcsii;, and mentioning it as a 

^'«« ^^" ^2"^??" ^^™ l'>ng time since he had been permitted 

1789, he met Mr. Chapman, to' commemorate the sufferings of his 

nieners. in the gar*^;" «*. «"« gariour ; then, receiving the eleMnta. 

ea, and engoired familiarly ^c arose, and his usual abberrations re- 

"~ turning, he lort his coherency of thought 

10. Mag. vol. aviii. p. 493. and expression l-^CkmrchilCs Sm-mpn. 

[ •oe ] 

Mmd99 Ut^—Mvming — At Eleven. Aonual Meeting of the General Wesiirw 

Missionary Sarf ety, at the Chapel^ City Road. Jos. Bnttcrwurth, 
MP. in the (hair. 
.Birmn;r-Hiilf-i»a<t Six. Ar.nnal Sermon for 'the Ciu'RCH Mi«; 
sioNAiiY SociETv,* at St. BriJc's, Fleet-street, by ll:e Rev. B. W. 
Matl)ia<;, M.A. of I>uhrm. 

TiUidajf 2nd. — Noon, Twentieth Auunal Merlins: of the same S'Kriety, at Free- 
masons* Hall, Great Queen -street. Ri^ht Hon. Lord Gambicr, 
G. C. B. President. — Admission by Tickets. 

f^edntuhyZrd. — y^fnt. Sixteenth Auniver^^nry of < the British and Foreign Bicli 

SociF.TV,' at Freemasouf»* Hall. Ri^ht Hon. Lord Tci^omouik, 
President. — Ladies cannot he admitted. 

7Ibif«i&ry4r^.— A/omtiMr—Half-pastTeu. Annual Sermon for < the Praver-Bock 

and HcMiLV Society,* at Christ's Church, New^te -street, by 
Rev. J. Scott, M.A. of Hull. 
AfUmoon — At Two. Annual ^fectin^ of the same S«>ciety, at tke 
Crown and Anchor Tavern, Strand. — Ladies admitte«l by Tiduts 

VriAfg ktk.'^'Mltmmjf — Al eleven. Annual Sermon ai and for the Orphan fferlvi; 

School, City RmuI, by the Rev. W. Walford. 
AformaJT— -Half- past Eleven. Annual Sermon for ' the Loxnox S^ 
' ciety for promotiuf^ Christianity amonc the Jews,' at Sl PauTt 
Coyent Garden, by the Hon. and Rev. G. Noel, M..A. 
ji/ternoon — At Two. Annual Meeting of the tjune Society, at Free* 
masons'- Hall. 

Sahtrda^ 6th, — IVbon. — Fourteenth Anniversary i»f ' the London Hisernuk Sodctf, 

at the City of London Tavern, Bishopsjrate-street. 

Af#iu£ary8/.\. — Momins^ — Ar Eleven. Anniversary of * the London Female Petite*- 

TIARY at Freemasons*- Hall. W' Wilberforce, E<q. M.P. in the Clair. 
Noon. — Annual Meetin«:of ' the Port of London Society for proowt- 
iug Relipon amons; Seamen,' at the City of London TRvem. A^ 
miral Lord Gambier, in the Chair. 

Tttmdi^ 9f A. — Mommg — Quarter before Seven. Twenty-third Anniversaiy of Mke 

London Itinerant Society.' S. Robinson, E^. in tlie CbBf- 

Breakfast at Six. 
JVmj*. — .\nniversary of * the Naval and Military Bible Soanij^ii' 

the Kiiig^*« Concert Room, Hay marked. 
8anu Da»ij Two Sermons will f)c preached on Board the Foitiiu: 

Chapel on the Thames, in the .Morning at Eleven, hv the Rer-t. 

R?fflcs, M.A.— in the Afternoon at Three, by the Rev. k. Hill, If i- 
Wednesday \^th, — Morninfr — Half past Si<. Annn i1 Meeting of * Sunday-Scbooi 

UNiOfi,' City of Lcm^lon Tavmi. — Breakfast at Half-past F;vc. 

tty- AnniversarA' of < the LondonMissiONARY Society,* see page oypatitf 

Tkwrtday U/A. — Aforuincr — At Si\ (to Breakfast;. * The RrLioious Tract Sorierr,' 

at the City of Londou Taveni. Chair a Quarter before Seven. 

JSmimrday I3/A. — HformniF — .At Eleven. Auni\ersary of * the Protestant SocieH 

for the Protection of Relk;iol's Libe .ty,* at the London Coiee- 
Uouse, Ladj^ate-hill. Lord Holland expected to preside. 

Mffttday 15/*. — Evemn^ — At 8ix. Fintt Anniversary of the Home Missionanr &^ 

ctety, at ihc City of London Tavern. SirThouias^ll in the Chiir- 

Tuadoif 16M. — Neon. — General Meeting of < the Coxtincntal Mi&sioumry Sodctr.' 

Sir F. Bnrins: in the Chrur. 
JVoon. — Anniversary of the London Welsh Auxiliary Bible Socktr, at 
- the Paul's ILad, Ca^eatoa-strcet. Chair at Twelve. 

Tnmdajf 73rd, — Mernin^— 'At Eleven. Sena in for 'the Village InyBRivcT 

Evangelical Association,* at the Suciety*s Chapel, Wcil»-ftf«tf 
Hackney, by the Rev. Rt»wland Hdl, M.A. 
A/iemQon^~-\t One. First General Me;.'tins of ' the Socirty.livr la- 
proving Prison Discipline, and the Reform of Juvenile Oflenden,' 
at Freera isons'-Hall. fl. R. H. the Duke of Gloucester in the Chiir* 
Tiutday 29lkr~I^Mm, — Annual Meeting of the Society for the Relief of Aged aai 

Infirm Diss eictino Mini'bters, at the King*>a-head, Pouitty. 
•#* The Aiinaal Moating of tba Bf\^%HMd Foreirn School, and of tbt Imk 
MrMM^Uml Socicl^r, are, we uiite«kui4, J nie w R4'> liba Ivtmr tNi liocaa It. 

t 209 


FOR MAY, 1820. 


OF , 




Mmwmff Surrey Ckapel,^T\M Rev. John Pyb Smith, D.D. Thtological Tutor of 
" ■■ woo College, to preach. 

^NaMjr, TabenmcU.-^The Rer. Daniel Dewar, D.D. Minister of the Tron 
Ckveh, GiasgoWy to preach. 

THURSDAY, May 11. 

Mrum-.— The Members of the Society will meet to hear the Re|>ort of the DircC' 
Jk|| aud transact the general Business of the Institution, at Queen-street Chapel, 
liHob's-Inn- Fields. 

ITwwiy, T9it€nham Onurt Chapei,^The Rev. Richard Elliott, of Devises, to 

FRIDAY. May 12. 

JhrnS^.-^Pteriih Chmrch of St Clemeni^ Stran4,-~'t\xt Rer. WiLLiAli BoRROWa, 
fA. of St. Edmund's Hall, Oxford ; Minister of St. Paul's, Clapham ; and Suaday 
Lecturer of St. Luke's, Middlesex, to preach 

.—At Four o'clock, the Members of the Society are to meet for Bosinaii 
Committee Room of Sion Chapel. 
Mwmi^t At SioN Chapel, 

— Orange Street Chapel, and 

— Silver Street Chapel, 

1W Sacrament of the Lord's Sup|ier to be administered to those Members and 
AWs of the Society who are stated Communieantt, Such only can be adsoitted. 
Ikktft for admission may be had of their respective Ministers. 

IW MoTDisg Services to begin at Half-i>ast Ten, aud the Evening Services at Sia 

ACslactioP, for the Benefit of tbe Institution, will be made at each of the Places. 

A CsOection of H^^nns, for Missionai^ Occasions, Price Sixpence, may be had of 
^^iUiabcr of this Magazine, Sutioner^s Court ; or at^tbe Doors of the Chapels. 

r ^ 


.HonCB ia hereby given, thiu, after the close of the present month, the Museum 

£W apca for admission (by Tickets) on THURSDAYS and SATURDAYS, from 
^Cloek 6UTbree, and not on Tuesdays aud Thursdays, as before : but during 
^ fliwrt^ iilwinfliiy Week it will be open evrry Dajf^ Sunday excepted. 

ntiu. X 




A Lettmr lo tk€ Ediiar. 

< M> DF.AK Sir, 

*TiiF. approachiiif; month i« a seafoa 
of the \e.irti:it iiit»re iliAtiniCtushcd liv iht 
beauty ^hiih the fate rl iiuturc liepiit 
to asiiiine, thin by the i^raielul and I'li- 
liveniU)( ferhiiff^i eAcited h\ the ditfcimt 
Anniversary Meetini^ ul itiose nuhlc in- 
■titmiiais %»hich aie ihe i^lory of our land, 
aud which are H|irvadin^ the Aa%our of 
liiiinanuel\ name to the verv ends of the 
earth. It i» nni|iiesiionahly the duty, and 
uut less the pri%ile^, uf every friend of 
humanity and nh^iuti to endeavour, by 
e\ery means in hi« power, to keep alive 
and inrreaKe thai mis«ionarv ipirit which 
pecuharly di&iinguishe<> the present from 
^\tTy preredinjf a^ of the Christian 
church. The follow inpc e\tm*t a|»peare 
to me eminently suited, by insertion in 
the next numl>er of vour vainahle misceU 
lany to excite thofie feelinicii which 1 doubt 
not the frimds of Ziun will experience at 
our approachinp; mi^onary fcRtivaL It 
is taken from the ' Memoirs of the late 
Rev. S. J. Mills,' just published in Ame- 
rica, and about to l>e re-publi%hcd in this 
country. Willi sentiinents of the most 
sincere respect, 1 ^ubst ribc myself, 

Dear 6ir, 

VourSy &c. 

' How ihall I make the most of human 
life?' i« an inquiry which every pro- 
fetsed frteml of reliffi«iu in liound to in- 
stitute. In makini^ up liis jud<;menT, no 
mui in the present a<;e of tbe wurld can 
sauhfy his conscience, without taking 
ifktotna account tlie grand objects which 
engfa^e the attention of all Christendom. 
There is a uii|;hfy work yet Ui l>e accom- 
plished for the redemption of fallen men. 
Though a few sections (.f the i^lobc have 
been delivered from their ^uliinf; ma- 
nacles, whole kin^dums are to the pre- 
sent hour in the *< bonds of iniquity;* 
* Darkness covers the earth, and f^ross 
darkne.49 the people.' According; to the 
mont Judicious calculations, the popu- 
lation «f the earth may be computea at 
ei|^t hundred millions (at least.)* 
• 01 these there are — 

In Asia 500,000,000 

Africa 90,000,000 

Europe 180,000,000 

America :M),000,000 

Total 800,000,000 

* See a tract, entitled * The Conversion 
of the World,' by G. HaU and S. NeweU, 
AmwJfM MliiioiiMitt. 

The proportion of tboM wbo bear the 
Christian name, has been Jud|^ to be~ 

luAsIn 2,000,000 

Africa 3,000,000 

Europe 177,000,000 

America 18,000,000 


* Leaving six humdrrd miliimu wbo art 
destitute of the gospel. Let any Biaa 
whom ' the day- spring frum dn high 
hath viMted,* survey tbcre rcgiona of 
darkness and death without emoclon, if 
he can. Eighteen hundred yean have 
passed away since tbe blood of propitia- 
tion was alied for tbe sins of the worU^ 
and three-fourths of the worid are at tbe 
present hour ignorant of the ttupendoui 
sacrifice. The single empire of Cbioa 
ctintaini more immorCal bring* than 
there are eipecUnu of a happy imnutf- 
talitv on the face of the whole earth. 

* Who Is not covered with confoskm— 
who is not flUed with horror when be 
eonicmplates tbe value of out dcatUCH 
soul, and venturea to uneoirer tkoit dvfc 
regions, wheiv the * god of tUf wofM/ 
whose despotism It so r«l«ntlctt, beMi 
so largo a portion of the hunon ftailf 
in abject and hopeless bondage? lilt 
so, that there are now on the earth sii 
hundred millions of men, who art * chil- 
dren of disobedience and wrath'— «i 
hundred millions who are crowdlag ' tU 
habitations of cruelty !'—tia bundled 
millioni with no assurance of a here- 
after! — without a God! — without aPtrtH 
^idence! — without a 8avtour! — ^"wltb-^ 
out holiness?' — and * without hope? 
groping their way through this wcffkl, 
and unmoved only when tbey eaa banish 
all apprebensioo of the oett? 'Oh< 
that my head were waters, and aiij 
eyei a fountain of tears 1' One wm^ 
think that there were enough in ^ 
contemplation of Pagan pollution w 
wretchedness, to prove an effectual ex- 
citement to Missionary eiiertion. Wbef* 
is that teal for tbe honour of God, thit 
abhorrence of human impiety » that coir 
passion for the souls of men, which aft 
at all commensurate with the mighty 
considerations that ought to call thr0 
Into action ? If it is not an idle dreattf 
that all who die in their sins most sink 
into everlasting perdition, why is not tbe 
heart of Christendom penetrated with 
grief and sorrow for Pagan lands ? Will 
the churches never awake from thif 
guilty slumber, and commence tbe work 
of pablishing the gospel to every crea- 
ture ? 

' If the world we mhabit is not under 
the obscure dominion of chance^ but tbo 
dlctctioa of a wIm and M9 fioTKaorj a 

FOR MAY, laiO. 


ii one dky to open upon tbe 
[ornlUtt hive tmnght, and poeta 
p thai tbU iron age i^ to paM 
% notwithstanding this dread* 
scthre, that the golden age of 
lore it yet to itretch its spien- 
B pole to pole. From iufiuitely 
itbority too we know, that the 
al Prince is on his tlirone, and 
ihall have dominion from sea to 
'roB the rirer tu the ends of the 
"be heathen are his inheritance, 
ittcrmost parts of the earth are 
otsessiou. All the ends of the 
U remember and turn unto the 
Nor is it difficult to see that 
iictious are in a train of accom- 
;. Long as the event has been 
Iftng as the prince of darkness 
ed lumost without molestation ; 
om of Christ even now begins 

its authority, and the glories 
jBgdcMn to look toward their 
ation. Within these last eight 
ly years, Gud has been bringing 

BMire distinctly than ever his 
fotent hand, in governing tbe 
the sake of tbe church. The 
elping the woman ; kiugs begin 
ilBg fathers, and queens uursiug 
to the daughters ot Zion; and 
1 and bad are cumbiuing their 
for the sacred cause of God's 

iImo will not come up to the 
« Lord against the mighty ? Is 
(h time that every man, ^o 
to look toward the sacretl mi- 
tiNild seriouslv ponder whether 
It possibly be' hit duty to live 
UM>ug tbe heathen ? Go, de- 
■tk ! take your Saviour's last 
1^ aad spread it before you ; and 
a decide on your destination for 
■I world, set apart one day of 
id prayer, with a view to ascer- 

doty to God and your fellow- 
hU vast concern ! Is it not high 
every sober Christian to con- 
self an agtot fur the kingdom 
among tbe heathen, and under 
•i obligation to consecrate him- 
thouiand ways to this all-im- 
lervBce? Go, consecrated dis- 
Bploy to the utmost, and on 
aaion, every degree of influence 
••» and all the means in your 

diffuse a Missionary spirit, and 
maBoel's standard on every 

k not high time for every re* 

M to say, I lay it down as a 

i mj life, and will hereafter n- 

la one of the Mrinciples of my 

that tha wor^ it to be cob* 


ji Letter hat he§% received /rem Dr. Mat* 
riicm, dated CanUm^ Nov. 25, 1819, m 
which he 8ap»~^ 

* By the mercy of God an entire ver* 
siou of the Books of the Old and New 
Teitameut into the Chinese laoguaga 
was this day brought to a conclusion.* 

In this event the members of the Lod« 
don Missionary Society will no doubt ftiil* 
cerely rejoice, and unite with Dt* Mor* 
rison in the following sentiiaentfl takem 
from the close of the letter— 

< To have Moses, David, and the 
Prophets— Jesus Christ and hit Apostlec^ 
using their own words, and thereby do* 
daring to the inhabitants of this land the 
wonderful works of God, indicatefi, 1 
hope, the speedy introduction of a bap*> 

rier era in these parts of the world ; and 
trust that the gloomy darkness of 
pagan scepticism wiy be difpelled by th« 
day-spring from on high i and that tka 
gilded idols of Budh, and the Doasber- 
less images which fill this land» will one 
day assuredly fall to the ground, before 
the force of God's word» as the idol DagoM 
fell before the Ark. 

' These ave my antscipations, akhoufli 
there appears not the least opening at 
present. A bitter aversion to the nam* 
of our blessed Saviour, and to any book 
which contains his name or his doctrinet 
is felt and cherished. However, this does 
not induce me to despair { I remember 
Britain — what she was, and what she 
now is, in respect of religion. It is not 
300 years since national authority said» 
that ' the Bible should mt be read 
openly in any church' by the people* 
nor privaiefy by the poor— that oAly 
noblemen and gentlemen, and noble 
ladies and gentlewomen might have the 
Bible in their houses.'— I remember this, 
and cherish hope for China. 

< Tyndal, while he was tying to the 
stake, cried with a fervent and loud 
voice, in reference to the Vlllth Hennr, 
' Lord !. open the King of England's 
eyes,' and bis prayer seems to have 
been heard and answered. Let us be aa 
fervent in a similar petition in refereace 
to the Sovereign of this emplra/ 


Extraett from a Letter of the JKew. C. 
TruveUer, dmted Vepery^ Madrat, 
0€t. 12M, 1819. . . ^ ^ 

* From the awful epidemic which has 
afflicted the people around us, ihe 
heathen are both alarmed and sensibly 
concerued ; great efforts are made to a|H 
pease their deitiea, offexin^ iVkft i&mX 
eatravapnt of rimfnt «i«n 'Wte^ ^^ 


Btmfted tWai» Mid H w0iild.BMk« MadiMv ud Aoie of sor iodMy !lAio 

)rMr iMMt %lMd to Me awnben iMf^ BHiy o^etiMaDy vWik. Alfw^lii' 

n— dlh^ iMr pHStt •Ittrt to oAeiate fof».l i*loi« thlp tuple, to wrnggmU'-mm 

ki en mpropitUuiiiff ucriflee, end Miod^ Idatto tlieCkfiitfHiMiiBeetSb«»4MI 

irilowlBf tbe oieMetM of a eivAy priett. ai wo «i« dwirMii or ■ — -j^faig it mM^ 

Bst'UMIv I Imvo w tUi o M o d et dMuont bfuy replete with TalnBlile aatt 

teoqta, Mndredoy WMy tpww f, cMI- accmlon our Meiidi mmf Ml 

drwrn, ifeNM laftrtoeted, powrinf fortli tiMir to meke will be moH miMOj 

lihJoiw ef blood bofon tbdr bideoue kdgod. '~<^ 

Idole, aad vaialy ettemptlnf to ewoene * The wofd ef Ood bat mtm Ae m» 1 

tbe wretb of oa aakaown Godt by tor- Ibmce la tbe eetliaetleB of thoaMMtef ' 

vieee la wbicb aekber tbe fudsmoat le tbe bcatbea^Aad tbev wait baft 

bdbnaedy Bor tbe beart aflbctccL Eveiy la MNBe»«Bdftirtitiide]Btfa 

tnh la tbeir cbaraeter raadeatly provce avow tbclr roal teatlBenlt. 
tbe awftd dliteace tbey aia teaioswrd fmrn ' Oor Ttact Aieiicbitbw 

God. - a fcw days Ofo, oar tai a 

* Toa will leaiecly glta credit to wbafc was heU ia a lai|^ -aad 

I relate >f tbe cuaduct tibeerved by tbeie boan la Btock Tewa, 'grealed by a ie» 

la refertnce to tbe ■pectable g c atleman for tbe iiamiiHiai 

iloB ef tbe Datcb» I bad frcquoat op- in tbe coacerm ol tbe ■■ iliac ' Wr 

anwaalUii ef witaoMi^ tbe iceae. In locloty it Iflceiy to becoaM wm cfltoMiie 

■cC. Madntbaeflvea awiiy tpedaicm b l e nJa f taand aboati tjaoe lleiilMMih 

ef tbe iMM kiad of nanbu A nuaiber meat we have priated I4,f0t Ibltte far 

ef Mople» eoMetiaMft a whole Tillaget ToloogooaadTanal, the gvorttf part tf 

will, at tbe ioftisatioo of tbo prictt, ana which bavo' beoa dtetrnmled* diM|h M 

tb iBiitl f €i with ivordt and other iaitru- aaianiwic eatoat of coaatiy tbe ee|»' 

ama t i of dettnictiao, and parade tiurough aess of the be a tho a to recdva tbote kh 

evrry part of it, bnncUshinic their wea- •tructivctfeatbet exceeds all d escfi ptlai>* 

pons in tbe air, beatin|r their drumsy and ...i^^^^.... 
fboutinr with the rehemence of madinen, 

wllb a view to expel this disease from tbe auRNiNO a widow. 

holders I ia additioa to this, you msv Thb following ailecUnfrdalkNiiittidi 

behold across every door, and through by Mr. Hampson, a Missionary fk«i As 

averv street, small braucbei of a pecu* lioadon MisHumary Society in lacKey srbs 

liar kiad of tree tied together, io order was an eye-wisness of the tra|ncal evca^ 

to protect them from its ravages ! If which he and his colleagua/Mr. Hariir 

these are not argumeoto fi>r increased in vain endeavoured to prevent. It ii 

escrtioBy and more earnest supplication more particuhir than moet of tbe rde> 

to God, that be would scatter tbe iruo- tions of similar facts which wabave 
ranee of the people, and save them from and is calculated deeply to aiipct ser 

the awful consequences attendant on hearU with compassion lor the 

such practices, I know of none that are. heathen, and to urge us to stiU BMie 

< Ihe congregation at Black Town active endeavours to diffuse tbe bsa^ 

coatinues to prosper and inciease. volent spirit of the gospel in HbmIss- 

Thc schools' in general are in a very stan — 

'TSS ;^»r, .cknowWR. th. «- ' "^ '^'' «* ''• »* 

oeipt of a case of hooks from oor friends ' ^^* & DearSis, 
IB Englaiid— they airived verr seasoaably, ' To-da v my attention was attracted ly 

our former supply being neaiiy exhausted, a crowd of pei^ons which I saw -o» the 

It is oar aim to circulate tbem through side of the Ganges, about 306 yawls from- 

those channels where they are likely to our cottage. 1 inquired the caase of it» 

be read, at the same time answer tbe when I was informed there was guii^ te 

good intention of our friends, and con • be a Sutee. I was immediately struck 

duoe to the honour of God. We have with horror at the idea, and re«|ueated 

now the prospect of establishing a Chris- Brother Harle to accompany mm to tbe 

tian library, and upon an extensive scale ; spot, with the mw of preventing (if pas* - 

to this intent; a rich CdtkUie genileman sible) the inhuman deed. At fint be was 

has, unsoficited, offered us 1,000/. foi* not disposed to go, from a conviction pio- 

this noble object, and which is to be dnced by past experience, in a similar 

placed midar the superintendence aad case, thpit it wonhl be of no avail. . Bat, 

POT oT /oar MMonanes rnidci^ at beinc urged by the coasiteatles tk«i» ia 

TOR MAY, law). 


Dthiitance, we might succeed, 
it#d, aod we went to the place 
>cro«d was collected, aiid where 
n was waitin*^ till the uecessary 
una were made for her buniin|^. 
•re we arrived there, some Brah- 

taw us cominj^, fearing that 
M be interruifted m their sau^io- 
cdiup, met us, au<l attempted 
ie us from sroiii;^, assij^ninf^, as 

1 ' that all the oihcr women 
a away if we **enl.' However, 
vereJ, aud, upou our arrival, 
ead body lyiug with the feel iu 
i aud, by the side of it, the wife 
eased ; — a woman about twcuty- 

of ajce, aud of an iuterestin; 
3e. Her body b&d apparently 
bed over with clariHed butter 
n ; the bottoms of her teet were 
cd, and upou her head, iu the 
re females generally divide their 
re was a stroke made with vcr- 
eariy from the crown to the brow. 
crs of Government were about 
down her confessiou, iu which 
be was the wife of flic deceased; 
le had prepared his food ; and 
er own tree >»ill she desired to 
with him. Others aUo l>ore tes- 

I to the truth of the statements 
uule, and the officers being sa- 

wa« now no time to be lost with 
iau Missiouai y : accordingly Bro- 
e stepped forward and made au 
her juilgment, and her feelings, 
sadful act she \%as about to per- 
kviiig interrogated her closely on 

y( its being entirtljf ker own 
e unhesitatingly replied in the 
c. He then reasoned with her 
time on the crime of self-mur- 
iiwer to which she said, * yJmar 
«,' ' Jmar hhato Mode,' (i. e. 
My good-will be, My gOi>d-will 
Dg a>ked if she knew whither 
oing? she replied, • To Heaven,' 
hen informed thai she was mis- 
lal she was cettainljf mistaken ; 
if she persisted iu being 
■th her huslmnd, she wotdd 
lly go to Hell, and that the 

might endure in the lire that 
ut to be kindled for her 

nothing to the pam she would 
r ever in the Hre of hell. Find- 
His sort of reasoning had no ef- 
^und of attack was changed, 
\ said to her, * And are you wil- 
ivc all the dear friends that are 
ng upon you ? Arc you wiUiug 

II your neighbours ? Have you 
I for vour aged mother who is 

]ruu .' And Jbare you no lovt 

for that dear child, only lis ycftrs of ag«» 
which yoQ are about to lemve in the world 
without any one to provide for it?' Itt 
reply, she said < God would give food to 
her child; she could not attend to the 
advice given her; and (b0m'mg ktr kmd 
to the grtmmd) she hoped she thouid re- 
ceive of a blessing/ Brother H. agniB 
attempted to speak to her on the impro* 
priety of her conduct, but the poor wo- 
man, finding that she was not bbs^ed by 
him, turned away her bead in apparent 
disgust ; and almost all our hope of prevent- 
iiigiin thisinstance,this barbarotif nemtlmi 
custom was banished from the mind. 

' From the woman we went to the pre- 
pared pile, and found a Brahnin in con- 
test with the friends of the deceased, re- 
specting the sum he ihould receive for 
repeating the prescribed ceremony for m 
Sutee. Other Brahmins were querrd- 
ling with those who had erected the pile, 
for not having brought a sufBciency of 
wood; and telling tne terrified imder- 
takers that they would lose their caste 
on account of it. At length the officiating 
Brahmin being agreed with, and all the 
materials being ready for the biiminf^, 
the Sutee went through the formula of 
devotion necessary ou this occasion, which 
was as follows — ' 

'Having risen from her deceased part- 
ner, she was conducted by two persbnt 
into the Ganges, where, having dipped 
three times, she returned to the Brahmin, 
who stood ou the banks of the river, and 
repeated after him the usual incantations. 
She was then stripped of her clotlies aiid 
bracelets, aud dresfed iu a new piece of 
cloth ; after which she made an offering 
of a plantain and some rice to the god- 
dess. Three new combs were then placed 
in her hair; and, having bathed her 
husband twice with the water of the river, 
she was led to the place of her JItrg 

* Here the cro^d, consisting of fiva 
hundred persons, set up their hideoiu 
death-howl, but with countenauces at the 
same time expressive of the roost heart- 
felt pleasure. Yea, I am persuaded, that 
the English breast has not a more joyoua 
sensation on seeing the launch of a ship, 
than these inhuman beings experienced 
at the launch of an immortal spirit, load- 
ed with all \X'% aggravated sins^ into an 
awful eternity ! 

< llie deluded woman having arrived 
at the body, bestrewed it with flowers ; 
and, after walking twice round the pile, 
laid her<elf upou the wood, aud embraced 
her partner for the last time. The at- 
tendanu then tied the bodies togethet 
with strong bandaf^e% u( VMmv* tAvivooia 
covered t^eiufvom Om Ymuima«:i^ '^"^ 


Aa wood piepwcdiur the purpose Two boca tshibited at Bombiy. Itit'maAtof 
BoBboot were DCU placed over the wood, 'the flneft (old from Mmmt OpUr, aad 
and, with them, the wumau wu held wci^hf 370 lolae. A nmacrooft and ex- 
down by eif ht meu. lite ii«e of ibc Bam- peuiive etubU»bment of Bralmlni, Ac. 
boos we emieavoured to prevent ; fir%t — was cunslantly ntaiotaincd for it. It ae- 
hy standinf upon them ; and, afterwards, compauied the late Peisbwa in bis Jaar- 
by threatenini^ the pe«ii>le that it was nies, ia a state palanquin, escorted by 
afEaiust the cominaDd uf the 1^. I. Cora- some of his choicest troops. It waa sent 
pany, but it was ail In vain. The pile to Naskick duriDg tbe late Mahtatta war, 
was immediately kindled, and twu per- where it was discovered by tba British 
sons, one scatterinic powikred roiiin, and authorities. It is ordered to b« soM oa 
tbe other throwing oil, to increase the account of govamment. 
flame, walked round it. And, addinf^ _ 
iniquity to iniquity in this deed of cruelty "' ' 
and bkhid, whan the blaie ascended, the AFRICA, 
murderous crowd rent the air with a Extmei of m Litter frwm ik§ llfv. J, 
about of Jov. Here ail our expectations Philip, Cape 7Wn, da<«d ttan. II, 
were entirely blasted, and a pvriod was 18S0. 
put ft eveiy hope. We retired from a • ^v DBAa Sib, 

scene so heart- reiidinic to tie Chnstian . ^hb slaves in Cape Town bava in 
philanthropist u, der.*aiory to our ipe- ^^j ,|^ ^^y^y^^y^ tTthemselvca, and 

cies, Mid so offensive to God : at the same ,* j, customary for a vast number 7tbcm 

««*i.''"*!!i'"fh 'K '?:i"?°'*V t'h! 1^ ^« aMcmblTln a piece oT unoccupied 
pra. ty, and the harhanty of the be- j .^ j,^ ,,^ ^, ^ Compaiy's 

mfhted Hindoo. Nor were we callous gardens, to spend tbe afternoon In ^2ry 

to those frateful emoUous which the sc^ne J^^j ^unpiiir ^ ^^ 

was »lculated to escite towards Him • ^^ .,;-^ occasion, tbe attnitkm of 

who .n sovere.pi merry, • Mk made m ,y^^ ^^^ ^„ ^^^ ^ [^ ^ mo«2S«» 

< -ri. * c- I L .1 ■.! duMect than utual M tboM mcetinn— 

Thu.. Sir. I have pre.rntecl you«itU the truth or falsehood ot tbe UwhS^ 

an unvarnishen lart ; nut for its Miigu- , » j.u ».-»•«»»- 

Urity, uor yet on aci-ouiit of it. atrocuy . . ^, ,^, ^auOna of their dlMUUHmt 

but a. one amoug the many . ..stance. ,h, ^^i„^ , .cdamatJo., thTiS- 

which you receive of the darkue»s a.,d ^„^ ^ Mahomrt to be an imMM»n. 

22.?i;!2: ^^ "'/p*^".*?" *"''*'• >^ S,d. after a Huhlic renunciation offcTSS 

?^" i^r "f *f '.'•7»"»'.'f ""•« "" ch.«e to them.elTes a kin. or kad^ 

Ind.a ? When .ball .t be »a.d ll.e ,^ ^^^^ed into Cape Town put mi 

w*"*^;. T "",' * ''«»> '...led u.? ^ ^i,h ma,ic and Sving coloSn. ' 
W. want the out.pour,„g of the Sp.m. T^ere miebt be about I MO m the pro- 

• K X' '^"T"*:- "• r T V**"; «=•»""''• Tb» circum.unce doea^"^ 

we have the pniclamatiou of the Gospel .^-, ... l... „.:_: "."jT- _ • 7*^ 

by the living voice in the biRhwav, ,id C'll^.t'*!. r^'?"'!^' ^''."".I"* *"* 

h^Ke> i buT there is still a lack Jf con- r.~S^.rH I^« . l^i'.^t.- ^ T. 

»..>. KiL^iu — _... _.!.._. .k. ._.., pre*»ion. and covetou. diipotition of the 

■ we 


course, and be glorinel. evin as it is IXlL'.II^l.^T*/.!!*' '"^'".V*^" 

With you.' I am, «p"s«t|.d »t bM be«ii 

Rev. and dear Sir. Vourj. &c. ^, cor^ption of the Romish priest- 

n «** JUv. C. BunUr. "**"^^°''- hood wa. perhaps the first spring L the 

Kefunuatiou from Popery; and when tbe 

^fc 'yes <if the votaries of a false religion are 

An interesting letter fn>m Mr. Nicbol- ?*^.* ^t^^^^ *« estimate the character of 

son, dated Madras, Sept. 20, laiy, has *"*"1 '**»i?»*>"8 instructors by a pure 

be«n received. We hope to give some s**""^'^. '*»^ ''•"t nothing but en- 

cxtracu from it hereafter. couragement and suitable means to pre- 

Wc are glad to find that Mr. Gogerly, P^ ^**t™ ^^^ J^« reception of a purer 

the printer, with Mrs. G. arrived at Ma- ^t . . ^" ° °°* *^* °^^^ access to 

dras Sept. 13th. twm m the coarse of the week, but on 

the afternoons of tbe following sabbaths, 

""""""" they were wailed upon at the usual place 

ooLDKN COD. of reodczvous, and requested to come 

The ffMeo image of Vishnu, which under Chriitian instruction. 'Ourpricsti*. 

f fotmd la JVkaM, inMay, 181B, bii uaA, i:ba^ «ut teffivm^ we bnra i^ 

Foa MAT, ino. J,, 

biiion of ourmuters ; but without tksa Jatumry 1 1. iSaO 

rtawjjWMibte for uf ta avaU ourselves „ ^ ' 

• J'^Sf yott •« »o kiiui u to make ropulalionof Capt Town atthendofVtVk^ 
**" ^i*" "•*»*»' t*'**^ years of trt ^Mfe iuAaUiaiBis, 

came forward and said, • Sir, I atteuded ^^^ •''"*'« ^6 2^57 

tM School soBie time; but when my mis- Women du 1^709 

CnM caoie to kouw I was learuiD^r to ^*'"* uuder 16 1,603 

icady the took my book frun me, and sba Dauj^htcrs above 24 . . . 142 

wm not five it me again. When we re* ^'"<> ""«*«»■ 25 J,749 ^acq 

ton frum the dance on sabbath evcninr, Free BUukt. - 

iMalcr or mistresa aake us where w« ^^" above 16 563 

hnva haan, and if we say we have been at ^ omcu ditto 591 

4aac», they any no more; but, if we say ^"* under 16 35^ 

we have beeo at the School, the sambi>ck l>au(liters above 25 ... . 7 

i»UMB«Uately taken down from behind ^^^ ""^er 25 21^ i^ 

tlMdoort and we are mure uumercifully ^fpreniioes, 

f9§g9d for having been at School than Male above J 6 4J0 

for an y other fault.' This tutemeut waa ^'"'^ ""^^^r J ^ Ill ' 

eonaOOTatad b^ the mother of the girl, FemaJe above 12 .193 

who waa standing by; and, indeed, by ^'"« u"<Jer 12 ye 810 

all Iba 4a««t within haahog, who cried, HottentoU, 

It it tme, aaatrr! it is true, master! ^^^^ <^^^e 16 I64 

oor mafttart don't punish us for coming ^"^** under 16 95 

to the dance, but they punish us for going F^nialc above 12 159 

to School. To this spirit there are, in Ditto under 12 Uf 535 

CapaTowB» respectable exceptions ; some Slaves, 

ailawaaca tanst also be made for the dis- **■*« •''ove 16 3,109 

g aa i tia a on the part of slavev to blame ^'^*° under 16 1,243 

ibair naactfa, and, iu the mouths of some, Female above 12 1 ,«»50 

tiM accoancian might mean no more than ^'**<> «nd;r 12 1,160 7,462 

an apolwy to conceal their own aversion - 

taChrittiaa instruction ; but after making J8, 173 

all thaia deductions, and others that may ,_ ' 

ba Biaday it is evident frum the state of ^^' statement will shew you the need 
the alami popufauion in Cape Tohu, that ^* ^^^^ "^** Chapel in Cape Town : with. 
tbcre are some insuperable obstacles to ^"^ ^ P'^^*^ ^^a< >n^y he occupied for 
the avMigdisation of the slaves, wh;ch ^or8*»«P "" the sabbath, and un the week 
•hoold ba rtmov'd out of the way. There ^^y^ ^*^^ teaching the slaves, &c. nothing 
ara at tbU aonent above 7000 slaves iu effective can be accomplished here. 
Ca|ie Town, and of that number there ^^^ 

ara oat MOia than 35, or 50 at most, under '*"*^^*'** 

CbrlMlaD tettmction I ! ! awpul illustration op psalm lxiv.20. 

II k rathtr a curious coincidence, that . * Tlie dark plates of the earth are AiU 
I had a message sent me thift morning, as of the habitations of cruelty.' * 

I wai sllUng down to write this letter, by a?^,^^, r . -« . ^ ' 

a lady who lives in my neighbourhood, ^V^^JTi / ^^'^I^ -S*^ ^^ ^^^^ 
informing me that she ^ad s^n Can,Iina, ^*^'' '** ^shantee, b^ T, E, H^mdUeh.' 
a Hottentot servant in my family, reading- . *Tiie Ashantecs sacrifice human vic- 
ber BiMc; that she hoped I would take ^*'"' ^^ ^^^ ^^'^ir great festivals. Some of 
tbe Kblc firom her, and that I would beat ^^^^^ ^^^^^ «^ery 21 day«, and there ara 
ba^wiih a stick the next time 1 found her ""^ ^^^^'' ^^'^^ ^^ victims immolated at 
widi aBible; that she would never allow ^^^^' Besides these there are sacrifices 
one of her slaves to look at a Bible; for, '* the death of every person of rank, 
she addcdj there is no good to be got of ^^^ or l<^ss bloody i^curdigg to theif 
tbote creatures when they begin reading <^*?"i<y* On the dea'ib of bis mother, the 
the Bible! But 1 have two Hottentot girls K'"S hutcheretl no le<.5 than 3000 victims. 
in my family (one of them accompanies '* *"^ funeral riies of a great C8t»ulu were 
Mr. MolEst to Lattakuo) who do more repeated weekly for ihiee months, and 

work than any four sifive girls I have seen 

in Cape Town. So much for the correct- • 1 he old lady was perfectly serious in 
"*'** of the old lady's opinion rcq)ectiDg her advice. 


•r ffMik, it b oflMa to wfl the ■orniBg, Apmb Zcbli. fiL IS, Mii tke lUv, 

gimw wHb tte biMd •! a f nMBUB •! r»- Mcun. Sfthraa, Buck, wmi Petwisb, 

MtfhUHf. All tlM rttaiMn oT the f»- earned If mi e i. 

sU^ hel^f pieMiit, and thehcediof aU Is the eeeBhif the Bev. Dr. CmdknM 

thM aff»Mhed hi the hyttoa cf the orWemealh, preechcd Ihw DMe..iL 

ly celled 45, 4( ; and the Rer. Mcien. HaU aM 

grave, icveral are oi iiuipe c ttBgl 

oa to aedet la placiac the coaTa, and, Troobridfe prated, 

Jaet ee It reets ea the head* or tkalU, a la the aftaiaooa the harincee af te 

elava freai hchhid itaas oae of these free- Society iras |iabllcly traaieftrdi fhr 

McahyaTideathlowylbllowedhyadecp ftev. Joha Baltrea was celled ta tha 

PihhithebackpartortheBeck.aadhe chair. After which varfoai resaloHeM 

rolled la oa tlw lop of the hody, and were auyvad, aad sccoaded hy tha Ear. 

the ffiava fanltfMly Med af.' Mcmtb. Buck, Weelaa, Saadereoa, Qm^ 

If. Bowditch lompatei the populatioa Kcyaee, HaO, IVmibridce, Orneam^ 

of the hiaeioBi of Ashaatee tohe a aad Crackadl; abo hy Mr. M. Ftaher 

ariUloa; aad ttatee the dbposeMe force of Bfandftad. The eddisini of the 

to he IStjNO Bca. He rep i iataU poly- d MI iiia i lyea h efi were hotheafcehia lad 

naiy as prectlsed to so met aa cxtcat, tepreuive, aad wcM cakulBled ta ca^ 

Uiat the aaseher of the Uag^s wItcs is coaiafe aadaidnMletoaealeaaaftartiaai 

3y333. lathiMlesleaafTcattM. 

*m 00^m*m0* The Rev. R. Keynes prairhed Aa pn^ 

HERTFORDSHIRE. ce^^ye aiac firum Be;. «A »*f,_ 

OH Wadaeedav. SepteaOier 1, 1819, a . T^ ^.^?^, ^ »• J«^Jfr 

Mcethif was hdd at HertlMl, Ihr the f;^ ®!£2L5?* ^'JJS^^"*^"** 

purrose of fbrmiar aa AuiUiaiy Society borae oa Wedaesday, October 4. 

tor the ooooty. A iennon was preached **>»»■»*»»#»#» 

Enaeld, prayed before the termoD ; and „„„,umi»d to l*« «mw 

Jhe Her. Mr. Pbilnvj^ of Hari>eDdeD. after vuWrt*r#, or ttktrt, wh» 

h. Immediuely after the lemce. the pub- odmietM aJmisriti. 

WM requested to taketbe chair. Sewral ^.n^j,^ „ ^^ „^i„i ,„Sk«li».. 

RcaolutioM were moved and leconded by .y never cnousfa itren umm oiv 

the foDottiur ceDtlemeu, the Rev. Messrs. ji-.j. _,k« .-^^-.—SLr^ljilCZ. ^ 

rincb, and Koichu In the evenii^ f^ . "^^T?! '^"' ^"^^y 

___. »ru^ ^^^ A- peculiar attcntioo. 

Hertfordshire. Neerly jWO were col- '^^ a I£C?1^!!^ tk • -rf -.a. 

lected at the doors ; sni the sum of £25^ ; JL^. JS^ J^K'*. ^ " "^i ""^ 

has heea sUce reniiiud to the Parent 'X^lTf!: ^ ^ i!!?"^ ** •^^^ * 

g^^ ^ M^ • - « sumcient cause of rejecuoo. 

Messrs. Adaais and G>. of Hertford, Noncft. 
were requested to ecccpi the office of The AnDiversaryMeetisc of the Cam- 
Treasurer: the Rev. C. Maslen, of Hert- briclccftbire Auxiliary Missioiiarv Society 
ford; Che RcT. T. B. Browne, of Buntin(^. wiin>e holden at the Rev. Mr. Ciirvoi^ 
ford; and the Rev. G. Bromne, of St, meetinp-house, Melbourne, on Thurs- 
Albans, were ap|iohited joint Secretaries, day, June 1, when two sermons will be 
__________ preached iu the forenoon, one by the 

DoisiTiHiKt. ^^ George Border, Secretary to the 

On Wednesday, April fttb, the Dorset Plirent Society, the oiber by the Rev, 

Auxiliary Missionary Society held their Benjamin Pyne, of Duxfoid. 


U mmn§mmu Poaathnt, mnd mtt other DcmaHom ^f 6/. or «fN0arrfi. fctk^Hfirmk 

\f» March, to 16 jiprii, 1820, incluiivt.j 


tMiMtanary SoeietY. 
Ulu, TreMQrrr. 

4 8 

im Bt Mr. Green's 10 6 

riikTity School .... »! 

BolMol SI 7 A 


99 5 

S 10 

S 9 

STJ 18 7 

•6 15 

3Mtt CTtayel Aaziliary Mm- 

300 IS 7 


J. Hytttt, 

ck,Mb. Arrowmith, 

US 14 

19411 6 

Mijuionaiy Society. 
MiiBf. Rev. G. 

907 A 6 

% FtVMii, Trea»nrer 
llt«iiBf. Rev. G. 

68 18 11 

Uto. Rev Dr. Smith 67 8 
ditto. ReT. 

04 3 S 

w. ReT. Mr. Col- 

5S 16 6 

HeBcrtoD, by Mr. 
13 3 8 

S70 10 II 

■i Avxillary Miinioiiary Society. 
k. Mr. D. Langton, 

53 6 

. Vim Lu»too,Tre«- 
68 14 I 

105 14 

■Amsilury MiaeioiMiry Sooiety. 

. S.Faller, Treasurer. 
KffiMiona BDd Dona* 

87 U 6 

th Soeiety at 

69 8 1 

the Male De]>art- 
w Bnwk Society . . S3 18 114 
ffaa Fcaala Depart- 

88 13 1 

IkftkeXreatuicr .. S 5 7* 

SSI 17 

pd Fcaale MiMionary Assoeia- 

». Kcale, Tkea«arer 113 3 



•ale Aoziliary Society. Mn. 

TreaaaTKr U6 

Co«n AaziUary MisAionary Society. 
I. Mr. Yoauc, Trea- 

S3 6 6 

•. Mrs. Stephenson, 

37 II 6 

to. Mr. J. Stephen- 

nrvr 40 7 S 

101 6 S 

rm Aaxiliary Society. At Rev. 
BodingtoD's Meeting. 
iwrk. Mrs Tuuno, 


ciaCy. Mr. D. Scott, 

.. ' 60 


iwall Auxiliary Missionary Society. 
BMftn.Tnmnn 118 10 

Fetter-Lane Aozillary MissinMnr Soeiety. 
Male Branch. Mr. MustoD, rrca- ^^ 

•wer m A 

Female Ditto. Mrs. Mnstoa, Trca- 

•nrer 80 13 6 

Missionary Boxes 9 9 

Prayer-Meetine at Mrs. Moss's ..900 
Prodnee of a Missionary-Box, by 

Ditto IS 

Chandler-Street Sunday -School.. 3 


Bamnersmith Auxiliary Missionary Society. Esta- 
blished at the MeetiBff-Hoiuo in Ckofffo Yard, N^V". 
S3, 1819. ' 

Mr. D. NUbett, T^Msarer «> • ^ 

North London and Islincton AaxiHa^ MistioMiy So- 
ciety. Mr. Joseph Trueman, Trcaanrer. 
Union Chapel. IsHacton. By Bar. T. Lnria. 
Annual Snbscnptiotts 

and Donations 73 A 

Collected by Yoanff Per- 
Boardin|;-Schools, fcc. 
in theConcrention AS 10 11 
Charity Children 

Girls 3 

Boys 3 3 


Collected hy One of the 
Pew Openers, by Quar- 
terly Missionary Cards 7 18 
Anonymous i^untribu- 

tions 7 17 

A few Servants 3 7 


lAO 16 
. 10 



Lower-Street Islini^ton. By Rev. 

Mr. Ynckney 36 

Holloway Chapel. By Rev. Mr. 

Bowden SO 

Camden Town ditto. By Rev. Mr. 

Richards 11 U 

Tonbridge Chapel. By Rev. Mr. 

RayMn A4 

Highjiate ditto. By Rev. Mr. 

Thomas SI 

Kentish Town diti*. By Rev. Mr. 
Collected ;by the Ladies of tha 
Congregation, including a Do- 
nation of A/, from the Young 
Ijidics of the Miss Burton^s 
School 60 


Deptford.~IIalf a Year's Sabaeriptions from 
Rev. — -■--- - 

Mr. Barktr's Congregation, Butt 
Children belonginf to Barbican Sunday- 


School. By J PritcheU 

7 4 S 

4 4 9 

Missionary Association, Clapton. By Mr. B. Mitctell. 

Sabscriptiona S 17 6 

Sinoerita U 10 

Secreta Approva 1 1 


Artillery Street Evangelical Society. 
T^arhers andChildBsaofthc Sab- 

hathSchool 10 10 4 

Subscriptions S 1 

4 9 

By Rev. T. 8. Brlttan 
Scots Church, Swallow Street. 
Collected at the Doors 


By Rav. Dr. Niool. 
A4 7 6 

60 18 10 




W. •• 10 

M.E 4 • • 

The Widows* Mite,by the Rer. John Hyatt 110 
Keasiogton Female Aaxiliary Miiisioiianr -' 

Society— Mrs. Leifchild, Treasnrer ICO 

New Road, St. George's in the East, JuTe- 
■fle FeMale M^aloMry Society :— by Rot. 

AndrewReed 7S 18 9 

Adelphi Jarenile Society, Female fund : by 

MifslUpBeHcy AGO 

Chapel St. Soho AaziU»ry Miasienary So- 

ciety^iteT. Mr. StoUery 6ft 

Well '8-ftreet Female Asaocialkm 19 S 1 

OrmnKe-strMt Auxiliary Society — Blr. By- 
field, Trtaswer 7A lA S 

Her. A. Stnitt aid Coanegitioa, 
Founder's Ball-^ty iir. Join 

Moginie,Titas«rer 99 9 7 

Sanday-Sohoel ChiMnM and 

l^MbBrs 11 10 9 

A0 14 4 

BMa4Mt (BiidMb) AaxUary iii-<n».r, < 

Society at Rev. T. Williams's Meeting- 
h>iis«— ODe year, eadiag Lady-day, Vm. 36 10 
UftioMrtreet llecCfaig, Boroagh i by Rot. 

W.C.Kldi, A--.V- ■• ®1<> 

8hadw*ll,EbMraw Chapel: Rot. C.Hyatt tO 
Jaaudca-row Aoxiliary Socielv 

MaleBrancb— ReTj.TowBsend, 

Treasurer U. 

Female ditto, by Mrs. Townsend, 

Tkeasarer 38 IS 6 

48 18 A 

Malberry Gardens Chapel Aazili»y Mia- » 

aionaryAssociation— by Mr. J.Stiles,Trea. 

surer 64 I 

Soathwark, Collier's Reals Coagrsgation 

of ReT. James Knight 18 4 

Gate-street Aozilivy Missionary 

Society— Rer. G. Williams, Pre- 

Male Braaeh— Mr. Bagger, . 
T^reasorer «.. IT 16 8 

FeauJe ditto. Miss PerklM, do. 84 

Foar Months produce of a small 

Missionary boose 10 8| 

43 8 3i 

Pnmy-a-Week AssocialifOn amoac the Do- 

lOM 1 

mestics of Mrs. Hardcastle, Hatcham- 

House, Deptford 

ProTidenc« SandM-School, Hill Court, 

»«Boe* • m •• •«•• • 

Shoreditch; by W. F. . 

Shepherds' Market Anziliary So- 
ciety : by Rot. Mr. Hackett . . 80 8 11 

Children in the SoBday School ..834 

8 14 
8 14 8 

88 8 3 

Mr.JohnWilkSfFiasbury-squaresDoaatioa 10 10 
Produce of a Box at a Miasioaary Prajrer- 
meeting, Mew-road, Sloane-street, Chel- 

sea: by Mr. W. Gregory 

8 6 6 

A few Friends at Clapham : by Mrs. PUlipps 18 

Ebeneser: by Mr. Kisbet 1 

J.B 6 

Sabscriptiona aiii ]>oiiatioos: by Miss 

MaR, 4W, Oxford-street 16 6 

8i0BChapelSwi4«y8ahool t Mr.G. 10 6 1 

Mrs. G. and Friends 7 6 

17 18 1 

Lencyof the lata Mrs. Eliaaheth Neale« of 

St: FhnVs Chareh-yard— Duty paid by 

Staealora 100 

Walworth : ColleeUoB at the Rev. George 

CUyton's, Look's Fields 38 6 

Tattenham and Edmoatoa Female Auxiliary 

Boaiely : by Mrs. Leachman, Treasurer . IS 17 6 
Her. Mr. Cleatt and Friends, Pell-street 

Meeting 6 11 

Cantribaflons of Fear Friends at Bethaal 

Oraea, by Mr. J. 9. Rtttsel 16 

Subscriptions and Uoaatione collcatei by 

Messrs. G. and E. Fox, Idw Askhy-street, 

ClerkeowtU ,;... ^ 1 18 6 


Yorkshire :-«heffield and Atlerclift MimlBBa 
~Mr. G. Bennet, Treasurer— (a part at 1 
Riding Auxiliary Society.) 

Youth's (or Male) M'uionary So- 
ciety of Sheflleld and Attercliflh n 14 8 

Qoeen-etreet Female Missionary 


Nether Chapel ditto dMta 
Garden-street ditto dilta 
Atterclifle ditto ditto 

Wincobank diUo ditto 

Part of incidental 

Somerset Chard Auxiliary 
ReT. r. 6i 

Subscriptions • . 

Ditto, & Donations under 10s. , 

I 8 8 

88 8 8 

8 8 8 

, 10 18 8 

6 8 8 

91 6 8 

8 8 

8 8 

lacidenlal Expenses 

B 7 8 
016 8 

Cumberland:— Wirton Auxillayy SaaMy. 

Mr. W. Baxter, Traasmrer II 

Ireland: Tyrone Aaxiliarv Miislsaaij lle- 

ciety : by Mr. Wm. Weifr, Traaaaiar.... -S 
North Middlesex and South Herts MmiBKj 
Miseionary Sodetir. 

Mr. W. Radley,Treasureiv— Rav.W.IWaM^lM 
Enfleld : by Rev. W. Thomas. 
Donations and Sab- 

scriptioas 84 8 8 

Workmen in the Factory 
of Messrs Bay les dcCo. 6 8 8 
Pupils of Rer.W.TlMmas I 16 8 

Sundries 17 

88 8 f 

Collection at Annual Meet- 
ing, alter a Sermon by 
ReT. J. Clayton, iun. . . 8ft 
Ditto at the Meeting for 

8 11 

business A 6 

Ditto : by ReT. W. Brawn. 
Missionary Assoeiation 
at Baker-street .... 18 
Subscriptions ...... 8 10 

88 14U 


Ditto : byReT.W.Macdoaald. 
Penny-a- WeekSociety at ' 
LadyHnntingdon'sCbapel 84 8 8 
Subscription 10 6 

Ponder's End : by Rex. J. Knight 
Penny-a-WeekSubscrips; 8 18 8 

Pupils of MissesLcTesqae 10 8 

Snbscriptimis 8 8 8 

Sundries 4 10 8 

1418 6 

84U 8 

Edmonton: Rct. W. Wil- 
liams and Friends .... 

Sootheate : Rot. W.Lloyd 

and Friends 13 

Pupils of Rot. W. Uoyd I 

11 410 
8 1 f 



Cheshunt: by Rer. F. Weybrid^e. 
Missionary Prayer-Mt. 1 4 8 

Subscriptions A 4 6 

Sundries 8 18 18 

16 I 7 

Bamet : by Rer. J. Mnrison. 
Donations and Sub- 
scriptions. ... 8 14 8 

.Sundries 4 19 10 

8 7 4 

Kent Auxiliary Missionary Society: by Mr* 

Collection Attbe fonaatioBof ttm 

faV> 1I4T, UK. 


.... u 

I t 

S*«W^ #14 6 

-8e. 1 • n 

MT .. tU ^ 

IE .. 1 18 f 
_flnt ..150 ^ 
lliil J .. § 10 ^ 

nr— 41 t i 

fWmtmM. 91SU 

Bit • ■•- 



l: 1^ £eT. 

rst fb« fw- 

a H 7 

^tpJUiWH 6 6 
.... U13 6 


..,. 8U 6 

— : f4 6 

I. Oibott,T f i Mm r 10 

rTTT:..... 1310 1 

u Vf Ml 

^-. — - 10 U 


Qnarten ,,, 

MiMiowu7 Box at ^^ijii^, bv 

Mr. P. Dutton fi**** $90 

PvBBV AsaoeiatioB, VaTvrtga, 

byMlM Wynne . 

Annnal Sabsoriptknu ,.. 4$ 

14 4 

« 4 f 


tttIP 6 

_ -•- 
r, two 




U t 1 

3 4 
:... 10 3 

17 6 • 

Qm, 3 10 
<|MrtOT OTA 

3 t H 

30 ion 


OtoeettoraUn 4 





alTmiMall...... 86 9 • 

Ditto, at Rot. ^. 

Brownli Cbapol .» 8310 5 

Ditto, at P«>rtlaDdCbr 

pel U 1 

Ditto, by Min Chap- 

manand MiMGore 11 16 11 
8iibi0riptioiu 9 18 6 

80' 8 9 

8 3 

! " " Ik. I 

3 3 

33 9 f 


Daraloy— SnbacripttoBp 

Ebley^SobMriptloM 3 3 

Brawer „... 4 10 

■ ■ 313 
FianiptoB a^ fraMttoi a - H r. 
King, Treaswort Bnbionp- 

tlon. , 14 10 

OlocaateTt Mr. J. Waod, Tk9ft- 
IndeMBdent Meeting 

fiabscfiptloBs .... 8 18 # 
Colleetod by Master F. 

Bishop 13 1 

Mr. J.Orimet If 

MinA.Q|pk4^ .... 8 6 
liDrd,onCards 8 13 4 
aryCaatle.. 6 6 


Mr. J. Viek, on 

Cards 6 10 4 

ary Hoose . . 10 3 

rvsvage, sec. 

T 1 I 

37 6 3 
St. Mary^-sqnare 

Collected by Miss 

Porlbrick.... 3 4 6 
Miss Tboaas ..180 
Master Pl««.... 8 1 

. =-4 6 

little Deaa.— Collected 

byMiMT^lor 6 

SubscriptipM, 3 3 

Sunday School 10 3 

Naflsworth. Snhtoriptiaiii...... 

PliBSwisk.— Bitip .... 3 3 

Collected by Mrs. BrowB 3 19 3 

RodborooKlhw— Tabiraafia Sab" 

Stoneiionse. — Snbscrlp- 

tions 3 3 

Collected by Bfr. BlUott 3 

31 3 3 

3 10 « 
416 3 

AM 3 
M 3 3 

.»— .^" 



HO missiohaat 

rstiM^kiMr. iia>i 1 la i' 

Un. BobH . ■ It A 
Mt.U *R»Mrt I 10 ID 
l><H.i>T >M1mh4. 
•l Mi NoMft ■ tn T 
B)lllHMalhR» 13 

U P 1 

OlinBakwTlpUaiH ,. • 1 

«U A 10 

lUI»rt ikihxi, 'TtMi'H. 
Dniiai — Cii1]>eni>»IIU*.Mc. 
Ixn^ MkUm. Mm. IBlf. By 
lUi.A. r>Wk*r 19 W • 

DsmdU'MrtM Mhi< 
hv »f Mr. *a«*T. 

rVBjilon. BjKn. Mi.Fui. . BOO 
E»ii4M'-K>r, W. OWMnc mA 

PittBk » U 

rnMr«.-llr*. J HIW mii* _ 
rM«b WHO 

UMh, — CWIHU4 M 
a.a«.il HhIHk, Mar. 

tiMi, iM colltensiH. ») B*t. 

Mr, €«»«■■ CouniBiioK . . . , » l" * 

Bn. T T><»*'* (^w 

Am**! SukKHpiiw 
CM»4Mttaiu 4<ln ■ 

fkrama ki RtT. A. 

n.lrhn .'. ) 4 

JjtoL... .-, 

akcUanl.— B) Ho. i. 


w.u.B.-ii*«. w.-nn 

Li''"..^I.<iir<iln'AiiiLllUn Mlr^nn- 

■ SiMr.J.Lapton.rioaam « * 
B»filUn4— IS^lrjAnlUvT M<>- 

II. ID.. >. hi ■ P1.B. ^,„.^ ..MM • 

.r, A>ia<taI<«i."'lt(H'*)»~ 


Unit ABltillrtHMtOHn «•- 
aMt.BlHt.Xl<r'<>1^tua«' 3 3 * 

. . .. n« • 


Husdai-ScWl A^l In 
lirluA -n>k»ii MeoMjMi' 

1, , , 
a « 

!■ I 

tliar-aV>»-> tfriUi CaaU.baDsM It j 

l»l*»I~IMbllii r«iAl* AwsctalMn. ^ ' 

Hi. AMtll .- •») 

Iilr .r «i£ki ^Wt(l 0«r> . 8u<h|. J 

iKkDol Cki!«i*B. mJ ■ to* VMbb^ Bf ^. 

M... Hrlmun ij, B,MiBJiuum l:i 

AhiiBnl ?(il1i^mp1tDTLA by Ihr 
inn4, Hrf l>ir |i,4(li*I>*W> It 
huu4, ptrlly h» Hn.Mnir*. 

e«ll»It»ln.lPI>hluH • < *t 

(bM-WmI, > • T ' 

Annd eiil>Krt»«H* S ]« 4 '\ 

Elilil v..™, W.llU-itwM, ,,, 

IJjuinityd Afid 'rTTW<1r1i]fidii}pr- «! 

aKfT. D. wmma a « • 

C1..P.I, MtMrnli'Hl.JIn Hw 

n< lluBUnidiail «««■ ■ Sfnnon. 
bjB... S.HIll « U 

l*HIBT-a>WliL KuWrlpllaiu. . 1 <l 4 

•InnurBtfUl), Mr, K. UI1I«>, Ite* . 

M*l> Brucb — nnkli Buk- 
•<i4Bl)«umi>4DoiiMI«iu . M M a 

DtllD.— Btlglil«ii Ajii 
"--'— -I Ilv CwiniR 
B)^r. Ju> 

By y,. iii 

II « Ilv Cwnlul 01 Hi 
CI»Rt. BfMr.Ju»W*r4,...': i 

FORMAY, li»0. 


loatb Faaalt JaTenile Mia- 
btf . By Mr.- J. Bacoh. Ail- 

t tW Monthly Mis- 
rBycT-M<'eUDgs 1 ... 10 
a Little MiMiontry 
ByMia. Ward .... 6 7 

10 6 7 

« PcMiyHi-week Society. By 


-OakhttB. t>. C. Royce and 

lovdrn Aaxiliary MiMionary 
f Ur. John Thompson, Secre- 

• MtoionaryAMociatioiv. By 

Ur«ick,43/. 4f. Iruh. Eoc. 

■ovth, OlvQorcby Cbapn» 

CoBgref[ation. By Rct. R. 

I Tlrrold, D«ar Valliagrord, 
I McetiB«. By Rer. U. 8. 

Ihnrwsbary Auxiliary _Mi«. 
irty. Bt Rev. Thos. tWa- 
Rr, hieJodinf; 43/. 5s. 7</. 
Bvcaflr MiBaiunary Ansocia- 
.T. Birrh; aiid 41. 6$. Hd. 
iUicB ia tlie Swan Hill Suu- 

iWataa Auxiliary Miitsionary 
y Ra^.Thuinas Fisher, Trea- 

rest Ridini; Auxiliary Mis- 
kty. By Mr. G. Hawson, 

r M^ J. B. HtrrQn, 

4 11 






8 8 

88 10 

7 3 


a of ReT. Wm. 
dwstcr. By Mr. 



Chcalrrfleld. By Mr. Cook. 

idFricods 3 15 


ly M 

t Sanday-School ..100 

S 15 
U 5 

.—Bristol Anxiliary Mis- 
ety. Mr. W. Skinnov, Trea- 



ivy : Rot. W. Dry- 

cJb 6 

»k Society 14 

!• t hy Rev. T. Durant. 

m 36 6 

ttk Society and Sub- 

m^nUt 33 17 3 

By Mr. Darant.... 10 U 

arter: by Rct. Leman Hall. 

M 3 10 6 

at a Missionary 

itHMB^ 3 13 

Vevk Society. Col- 

L«iin 6 5 10 

e Men at a Penny- 



79 3 3 

15 9 4 

■^-.Berwick Monttby 
tii«, Bank'HUl. By 

r 4 

b Ditto. By Mr. R. 

3 14 

►. ByMr.T. Carr 110 

of the first Half-year's Sub- 

the Hexham Auxiliary Mis- 

ecy, formed in Aogost, 1619. 


7 15 


Essex.— Epplnc: R«t. Joteph Aieott tiiA 

Sabscriiptiona 13 1 

Sums onder 10s. 3 8 

Miss Barton's Scholars Oil 3 


Monmoothshire. — J. W. Pontirpool 6 

Rutlandshire. — Uppingham AisociatloB. 
ReT. J. Green, TraasUrtr. 
SeTen Months' Colleetions . . 19 11 lU 
Subscriptions and Dooationa . . 5 IS A 


Oxon.— Witney : Second Quarterns Weekly, 
and Monthly Subscriptions:' By Rer. 
James Uiggs S 


4 B 


Auxiliary Missionary Society for the Covntias of Kot- 

tingham, Derhy, and Leicester. Mr. Joseph NuuM- 

ley, IVeasurer. 
Leieestershirow— A lew ^ 

Friends at Ashhy-de- ^ 

la-Zouch 16 

CongregaUon at Boa- 
worth 4 

0ittoatBaslShilton 6 

Ditto alKibworth.... 6 
Leicester.— By Rct. £. 


A few Towtg 
Friends 18 6& 

A few ChU- 
dren 9 8 3| 

Subscriptions 16 13 r 


Congrcntion at Lntter- 

worth SOOO 

Ditto at Narborongh 6 6 

Ditto at Whetstone.. 4 11 

Ditto at Wigston .... 9 

Ditto at Hinckley. ... 4 10 

Ditto at Bandon 3 

N ottinghamshire .—• N ot- 
tingham— Congregation 
at Castle Gate 30 
Juvenile Mis- 
sionary So- 
ciety Id 5 

38 5 

Congregation at Halifax 
Chapel. By Rer. Mr. 
Bryan 6 

Contents of a Mission- 
ary box in ReT. T. 
Roome's family 19 

Subscriptions 3 

Mansfield.— Public Col- 
lection, Penn>-a-week 
Subscriptions, and 
Contributions by Sun- 
day School Children .. SO 

89 1 1 


Derbyshire. — Penny-a- 
weeL Sooiety, at Mat- 
lock-Bath.iliapel. By 
Mrs. Wilson 6 11 5 

Sunday School 
Scholars .... 9 10 6* 

Produce of a 
Box 7 6 

07 7 

Annual Snbscription . . 

Coocregstion at Moor- 
Green. By Rrv. Mr. 
Shaw 5 

Society at 
ditto. By 
dlUo 4 






Carried forward 900 II 96* 149 01 

»-«■*». .». «ll»l|Mt I 


Mi ...r; « • t 

M -* • * 

fc» <p i . i : ii.*i» gw< • • 

TiSJCT?." 4 1 1 


; on bottj Ihc BI«|> H»n- 

J. Diii]]<ip.jiiD.Tn4- 
— Mi. J. 

ri- * • • 

11 10 

! • 18 3 

*"'■ — Abfnjaon Aniillirj SBdflj. Bi 
Rf., Mr, ftillini 14 

curiam. BiRfv./uiphKnbT '.' 9 

tn-boml Kcv. Mt. Bide'i...^ 

Doitmi,— Ja..iilleP.iinj.«-Wrrk SodtlT, 
b«kii«inn to thi 8iuidu.8elK») it Fmm- 

kiDirHlnn mrnmmtti l«' &aannni,*f« (b* Mlawblt Watki far lb* AdiIb-CUbcu 
ESk, tIe tipmcer dr Lrj; Heb. 2 toil. Iblio i Baneri OiHn. i toIi. ^ MILUn'i PuadUc Leil 
wd. 1 Tuli. 1 wd Toote'g DlKnioiu (T Purjej, ill clifBall* bongd. II ii nnttiri 
ilall BoDti Inou^d la Miluca. ihualdbc (Biriud Torki. cr lli* bitt tMlnti, not ingaet 

iftht aniiiiiillr \atf UU ■( CoatHbalhHM fron AaiiKMr Sixkliei, lie. ia Ihc pFiicil Monlh'i 
M obliged U Atfei Iha 'MTKiM of Uk nutlGalin al biwhsui pttMnU flam Uia Finadi af 
ih*MI»Ka*rtailath*aaalhS«u, Ac. ftc. • 


MunpNsuik'anMPisaim MAT, i«o. 

-I : -i • I ■ *3 


in MimtairLATioii w tu amtioiuBr Mumio. 





Tit iririb 

toMQ^BMNMII Of wU^f 

of the 

Nulan jitlda not nirii a tlglrt ; 

Wbctt the niott of Cknl fff Mntr 
AU tkdr CBopef and mif^t, 

la a caote tlM mcMt divine. 

Then it-if tint fSMatures flow 
n«ai Um teal af God, abova, 

FUttBI a)l the riUi bdaw» 
Wtti tha tmaiai of bcavealj lorei 

Wh«te«laMiior J( 

Ifnr tfaqr iM tba 

ItetedhDataoraaoa'tXte , 
Oladdwi aU tMr>Mili^ii2M 

Mav telTMNiUfMk 

Aad Jacfaariag eilwf wn h m ^ ■• 
To prodaiia tlie troth afanai( 

TUI-lil leacth tbalrlabout o'l 

Jaiui' aame tb^l be 
AV Um natioBt shall adoia ; 

AU the aatioas tMllHt hMMTd 


The willar oT tba Hncr oa the Death of Dr. HaweU, ia our last Mombcrr P 
it detfaouf of addiof the IbUowiac, oa hie Ian words, which were net k 
whca those liaet were writtca : — 

Aai there who glory in heroic fire ? — 
Behold the Christian on the bed of death, 

Mark with what triumph holy men expire. 
And catch the rapture of meir partiog breatfi I 

proapact all tiefbre me brighv 
Then bleesd his-friendsy and took immortal wing. 

But not forgotten, tec. 





JUNE, 1820. 




irften are the righteous of every ' Lea?e thy fiitherless children to 

^ in Imman society taken me/ Ood has said ^ 'I wiUpreserra 

'rem the evil, that this depart- them :' and very numeroot are tb# 

if our Magazine is less likely instances in which this promise has 

ij other to l>e defective of in- been remarkably falfilled. An ad-^ 

if matter. It is well when ditional and striking evidence of the 

rents are laid to heart by snr- righteousness of Ood ; or, (as the 

\ and, in the present instance. Scriptures denote by that term) hia 

>pears to have been the effect faithfulness to his word, is furnished 

ry unusual extent. The sim- by the subject of the present Me- 

tatement of facts may best moir. The course of Francis Hum- 

\ oa to sympathize with those berstone was indeed short ; and waa 

ire been chiefly aflccted by mostly obscure. Its dawn waa dim- 

ndden and early privations of med by affliction ; its morning clood* 

liable and eminently useful ed by disappointment ; and its son 

T of the Gospel of Christ. set at noon : but it was in meridian 

late Reverend Francis Hum- splendour. At four years of age he 

le was bom in 1 79 1 , at Ampt- could not compute the lots which he 

Bedfordshire. He was the then sustained by the death of so 

irtiving son of a very respect- affectionate and so valuable a father : 

orgeon and apothecary, who but, within a few years, he lost hia 

vigour of life was cut off by youngest and deaijest sister $ and 

ig in a damp bed, at the house shortly after, also, his remaining 

itient where he was detained parent. From the time of hia father's 

I duties of his profession — a decease, he had been placed by his 

It cause of death to persons uncle and guardian at the principal 

bour for the salvation of their boarding-school of the coun^, 

sinners ! In this instance a where the treatment to which chu- 

aod five young children were dren of so tender an age are suIh 

deplore the effects of so mur- jected, could ill compensate for the 

a negligence. The dying want of those domestic endearments 

s anxiety for them increased that are essential to their present, 

nd sensibly approached. 'O and important to their future en- 

I ! my child ! my son ! (he joyments. That his childhood waa 

srheard to exclaim) ' in what marked by an unnsual gravity and 

I do I leave voo !' After a reserve, and a preference of rctire- 

le added, witn a tone of con- ment and reading to more active 

, 'But I leave him in the and social engageiikeik\,a>ia\^Xi>^^t^ 

yfmy Oodr fore be accouuled tot, b^ ^o ^«A?i 

r/- Y 


an 'uquAluUBM wUb grief.* But tice mud eatoem of iIm exeelleiil 
Francis had also early aod strong Vice-Principal. A ftsllow-atoteC 
coQsolation ; even though hiJi situ- however, with wbon he was inti- 
Btion scemeil to lie |ifculi:irly un- mate, having formed objeciiont to 
favourable to the attainment of It. coofonnity with the Charch of Ea- 
Hc dllif^ently read and di-arly prized gland, impressed them on the tender 
his Bible. He was) constant, aod conscience of his young friend ; who, 
often fcrt'cnt, in privite prayer. He consequently, with a precipitatioi 
complained of the occasional wan- which he afterwards regretted^ qnil- 
derings of bis thoughts in seasons of ted the University without takings 
devotion : and, althougli be formed degree. He was conscious that by 
an' early taste for classical learning, doing so, he should not only oAtd 
it is evident that the Greek Testa- his nearest relations, but disaj^st 
mcnt was his favourite study, from and grieve tome of his pious frieodi 
an impressive extract written with and patrons: and these, as well si 
his school-boy hand, in the copy prudeotial motives, ahoald bsie 
which he then used. guarded him against precipitancy il 
He remained at the same semi- so important a step, althouh DO- 
nary till his fifteenth year, when he thing should have induced him to 
was removed by his guardian to be act contrary to his conscience when 
articled at a respectable commercial fully informed and finally decided, 
honse in a northern county. His That this was not then hit stele, 
conduct while there gained the ap})ears from hb declenaion of a re- 
etteem of his employers; but fier- gular introduction to the miniitryef 
ceiving that biii dinfMsition was bet- the Gospel as a Dissenter j and froB 
ter fitted for study, tliey frnukly bis subsequent conduct, after as- 
stated the fact, and offered to release ture deliberation and ample leinrs 
him from bis engagement for a mo- for inquiry. During this interval be 
derate consideration. Having in remained in obscurity, but is oader* 
that situation enjoyed more religious stood to have provided for his owi 
advantages, and evinced decided support by keeping a day-school in 
piety, be was dfsirous of l>ecoming a village of Northamptonshire. He 
a clergyman ; to wbicii bin viiardiaii at length removed to Plymootb^ ia 
consented, on being indeninihed from tiie vicinity of which his eldest sister 
expense for that purpose. He was superintended a boarding-school; 
first placed under tbe tuition of the aod, being appointed teaoier of a 
late Rev. William Bull, of Newport free grammar-school, his classical it» 
Ptfgnel ; tbe original pur|H>se of tainments gained him sufficient cre- 
whose academy was to prepare young dit to obtain admission to Deacoo'i 
men for tbe ministration of the Gos- Orders, as Curate of Meavy, a vil- 
pel, irrespective of tbe religious lage some miles from Piymootbj 
denominations by which thev were where he entered on his miaistryj 
distinguished. There Mr. H umber- 29th of May, 1815. 
stone enjoyed, for a time, advan- In August following he was onited 
tages of Theological instruction, in by marriage to tbe only daughter ol 
wiiicb the sincerest friends of our the late Rev. James Messenger, for 
Universities have most regretted merly Rector of Petrockstow, aac 
the deficiencies of those imtional Curate of Collington in Cornwall; 
repositories of learning. He thence who for thirty years preached anc 
removed, imder the patronage of the exemplified the Gospel at the lattei 
Church Education Society of Bris- place. Its inhabitants have sua- 
tol. to Edmund Hall, at' Oxford; tained, by his decease, an impor 
where his conduct acquired the no- tout and permanent loaf. With « 

valaaUa * bdp^v^te Mr. Hamber* from hit abode, whero it ^af iu]|k 

itone oodeavovrad to eitablish a seqaently exercised; but a sermoa 

danloal boardiqg-icbool in the pre- which he preached there on the la-r 

mm$ whiek hit sUter h«d occopied : men ted decease of thePriaceas Char- 

bst the Aaal restoration of peace lotte, 23rd of November^ 1817^ is 

producing vnexampled eflfects on the less calculated for a spedmen of bU 

popolatHNi of Plymouth and its nsaal addresses, than for fm evi- 

snghbooriiood, his exertions for the dence of his deep sensibility and 

pirpoie, hardened with an exorbi- fervent loyalty. It was printed at 

Uat feaie, the terms of which were Plymouth Dock, and seems to have 

ligor^y exacted, proved fruitless, remained unknown, except in Ui# 

iid dcetnictire of the little property immediate neighbourhood. It has 

tbt -he had possessed. His health many traits of natural eloquence, 

^ proved aneqnai to his ministry and shews the preacher's concern to 

tt licavy, at a distance of nine improve the public loss to the prac* 

BikslroB hia residence. The close tical benefit of his hearers ; but it ia 

^ bis fiireweU-sermon indicates the so much inferior to a discourse which 

tcaor o( his labours in that retired he published eighteen months later, 

tpbcre. where they appear to have that his ' profitiDg' in that intenrfd 

Use k^y appreciated. conld not but be ' manifiest to all/ 

' f BOW address yew,* said he, * for ^t this village, however, the use^ 

te Isit time. In Uie first ssmion I fulness of bis ministry was fuUy evU 

MsdMd amone you, I called on God dent. He found thf re a thoaghtleee 

ipfeihid that I should glory, save in the parish, and an almost emuy chnrch : 

ems of our Lord Jesus Christ. That but the pews soon filled sod over- 

blessed cross — ChristV* mediatorial flowed with earnest hearei^ : and 

distfi«-*His nseritonous agony -^ as ^i,,^ the late respectable Itector, 

the pufcbase of eternal Ufc tor those ^u^ u a i . been infirm wa& tsI 

who*wi^ has. I trust, .through Di- ^"5 J .^^^^^^^^^^^ 

nn.ff^\::^ii:eT:i.6.^^or^l »--«.<J by death the parishionn. 

I ba^ anoe advanced to you. And unanimously signed a petition to the 

ksv mm mtness at the last day that I Lord ChanceUor, OmI Mr. H. might 

httscMtlBUg^youtobrcak the sceptre be appointed lo succeed bim. ft 

sf the Eedeeoser at the ioot of his failed, to their mutual disappolnt- 

csesa; but that I have uniformly ureed ment; which concurred, with his 

you to W holy, even as your Father temporal losses, to cause his depar- 

iite ia n Wen; and to lead a life ^ure even to a distance then wholly 

™*t BMW esBfiooe even mndew them- „^^^^^^t^A «„ •^.^^.^j ♦^ i^« 

lli^ tlMe b in your hearts that »n«P«^^«<i- He resorted to Loa- 

passeck undentanding. Re^ ^<>°' '^« residence of his nearest 

w tlwy ean only judge by the maternal kindred. A clergyman 

HM^ of youf outward conduct ; with whom they were acquainted 

hhs dMnn gazing on the face of a had lately returned frcHD Jamalea, 

liai e p ie cey who may remark the hands where he held the parish of King- 

*»ly poM^ to the hour and minutes, nton, the metropolis 5 und he had 

K« imdcniBBd not its secret mechan- occasion for u Cnrate to supply his 

I2l."*^^ji!«^***?^^!iV''''*'*' pl^ce. The idea of administering 

"fassaVlMve not seen, if ye love not ^^\ "•^^ ^^ ^'•- H/i mind , for he 

»«i whoos yc have always with you. "*" expressed an early deaire to to 

' Do imio all as ye would they should employed in a mission Co the bea- 

^UBto yoiL.' then, but yiielded to dissnasion from 

Such also was doubtless the l^ad- tlie nndcrtaking. His abrapt re- 

if strain of his ministry at the vil- moval from Oxford had inaolated 

^ of Ifgg-BaeUandj within a walk him fix>m nhat body of tte dtrgy 



with which he a'"eed in di>ctriDe } in Minplicih' and godly fclncoiw, 
and his snlwequent circnmstaaces not ""tft fl«^'y wisdom, hut by ihe 
htid been oofav^urable to a renewal gnu* of God, ^ had l^-?*?"^^ 
of hi« conne^ioo with it. A frank mthewgrld. — "' «— -«• 

aTOwal ot his past coDdact had dis- |^"*'.*il^ 

posed the Bishop of Exeter to or- ^go<iji>ws whicli. learning from _ 
daio himDeacoQj and he received countenance ^agularlv cxprenivr rf 
Priest's orders at Chetler, 20tli of beragn affeetioD, fouuii rmU admi^ 
September, 1818, by letters demis- sion into your hcBrw. His _^ ob- 
sory from the Bishop of I.ondoB. matraiions among yoii were hiul«d»Jfc 
After a favoorable voyaee he arrived <<"»* a"'' sawe"'"" anncipolioo. B* 
at Kingston 3rd of D4?n.ber follow- "'"■W^PPf^ to ^'''^^^J^T'^ 
ing. afone,(Mra.H.b«ng.navoid .ToJt^.Xi'CV'nSLJK 
ably detained longer m England) ^ ft^t of him tliat l.ringetli gMJ l«- 
nnpatroniied and unknoiTO. Of his rings, ihat publishetli pcMei tbi 
acceptance, and of its ground, a brinsclli good tidings of gocdt thrt 
jodgment may best be formed by the pubhsheth salvation; ihal saitti OOU 
Jangnage of penons on the spot : nim, thy God reigoctli.' Ihefngria 
The Kcv. A. Campbell, Rector of "*" h" n-inistry confinnwi y ut^ 
St. Andrew-,, who prtLhed from Prov. ^'*^\ ^^ «cei»ed vour mei—t 
X. T, the first sermon in Mr. H.'s nul- ''PP'.oWiion ; imd h.s labows -we ffr 
pit after his death, thus appealed to "»'^<^ nnW the c.rf wtUi 'r|«y S 
tisheawr,: * Whence has it ^happened "'J^nS "'^^^"^ ^'"^uf^^.. 
that, arriving a stranger to vou all, and r^S*^;T' ^''^" ?* t."' '*5*^ "^ " 
after tarrying but a few months among blessed him ; and when Uie eye ■■ 
you, his memory is thus cheridied, ""t™ « g»''e witness to hun. 
and hia tomb thus moistened with your This enloKT appear* to hare beta 
tearsf Was it that earnest and aftec- » strictly just as it Is cloqaesti 
tioiM..te eloquence so much admired by g„d if jt j, j^ .^y respect defcatal. 
^^A •t,'^"* endeared him to you f ^^,-^^ „„ (,e otherwise supplied. 
Was It that he conciliated your esteem ' "^ 

by the bland refinemeDts of ailificiat 'The Gospel/ says ihe eldest salH 
manoen, and the practieo of those arts of Mr. H. (who occompamed his«^ 
by which men of the world coon po- to Jamaica) ' was a suange souai ji 

Sular applause? Did he in his ad- Kingston Church. Many who nem 
resses from this place flatter the pre- thouEht of ii before would weep whfli 
judices of his hearer;, orwillilioldmrin theylicard, and come and conHdlwUl 
them unwelcome truths' Hcdidnone my brother, and borrow relipouibacta 
of these things; but with guileless of him, particularly young loaxiffl^ 
simplicity of manners, and nilh single- lour.' itis ministry iiideed auiiai* ■ 
neaa and purity of heart he piirsuedlhis have reached the undcrstanJof ■l' 
even ana iootieDsive course — chiefly Ibe consciences of persons uftbcnM 
deunius to gain the approtntioD of his diflercnt desciiptious. ' Oae itgf' *^ 
heavenly Master, and to approve him- proceeds, (in a letter to the coohv 
aelf in Au service a workman that need of tliis Memoir) 'an old wunanMC^ 
not be ashamed; rithlly dividing to lour came when my brollia *»■» *, 
you the word of truth, and delivering *^nl : and, presenting mswithabidat; 
to youf^tbfully the whole counsel of of apples, l)epgcd I wouWnsktbvvrf' 
Oou for your salvation, fly what means mimster to eat some. 'I *M Kii 
then did he acauire, in so extrsordi- said she, 'vetybad — siiklicart feai-' 
*iary a degree, the confidence and af- now happy, quite 1. L.-.i.i — 

feciion of this community? It was, of Jesus — «ie liapi- 
my brethren, that you could clearly Saviour.' A grnt/. 
discern inhls open and undistingubbed kcncd. In buth iLi 

character that what he Uught from in after our bercai^ - 

tbif pltct was but a transcnpl of bu case. I never saw pcuj>li; mure m, 
om A«lUt Bud conduct. Itwu^l ewwsX'iiaatiro'swaiawOTWiina* 



Fwm the first sennon ^y yet when the secret ' cadM Are dli^ 
a deliver, they seem to have covered we may more closely esK« 
ring in grace. In the other, amine ourselves, and such remedies 
itii about twenty years of age, y^ ^^ ^ the Lord may 

ig prospects o/ wealth, has be pleased to bless. As Christ sa^ 
; set on studying for the mi- . C, n :.. o^ t^ **• v#i"i»i. oay» 
The communiclnts at the >? Mark ly 24,/TAe heed what 
ible increased from a few to Y® *^car ; it is m effect saying to 
t hundred souh: ministers^ •TWte heed what ye 

sse evidences of ' what man- preacb 3^ and it implies that Gospel 
mtrance Mr. Humberstone serrnons arc not always what they 
Dg the inliabitants of King- ought to be. Without entering into 
e abstain from making a^ any point of controversy^ it is cer* 
ny other addition than souie tain that sermons ought to be very 
n an £iegy on his deat!^, of spiritual, experiiaental> judicious, 
t^Saperintendentof tAieMe- and delivered with energy 3 and if 
tfission at Jamaiciv is under- very deficient in any of these re- 
be the author. spects We may account in a great 

degree for their not being made 

The fault however will be found 
chiefly in the manner in which many 
hear sermons, as we learn from our 
8aviour*s explanation of the parable 
recorded in Matt. xiii. 19, &c. and by 
the other Evangelists ; where out 
of four diflPercnt sorts of hearers, 
only one is pronounced to be good« 
It is also verified by too many pro- 
fessors who are almost continually 
hearing sermons, and yet their con- 
aces of worship for different duct evidently shows how little they 
nations of Protestants arc profit by them. Well therefore may 
so numerous in Great Bri- our Lord say in Luke viii.18, 'Take 
sraons in most towns, but heed how ye hear ;* which ought to 
ly in the Britisli metropolis, be considered as addressed to e^xh 
ear public discourses every hearer individually. Should any be 
\, and e\'en week day. From desirous to know whether they hear 
epeated labours of faithful sermons aright, they may receive 
licious ministers, and their satisfaction in a general way from 
idngwell attended, we might the following remarks of a pious 
i that a general reformation author : ' The Gospel is heard with 
speedily take place. But, power, where it is an humbling 

word, debasing us in our own eyes : 
a quickening word, exciting us to 
more diligence in spiritual con- 
course : a sanctifying word', making 
us more holy in heart, lip and life : 
and a reconciling word, producing 
be expected 5 let us there- more resignfition to the will of Crod 
iquire into the causes. It is under our various trials and afliic- 
deed that God is a Sovereign, tions.* But it will be proper to 
ithout the power of the Holy descend to particulars, I shall there- 

HQ fenooiil cm l^ efficient J f (m endeavour ^ finti to ^int^i^ 

licre with elc^uence most pure^ 
dw science of the cross to meu, 
the mournful and impure 
irhose word can cleanse from 

ot moy'd each frozen heart, 
the feelings tear from ev'ry eye 
I from these lessons to depart, 
iOgfat them how to live and 
to die !* 

» be amcludid in our nexi^ 


^h much good we hope is 
ci firomthe increase of crimes 
land, and the glaring incon- 
es in the lives of many who 
the Gospel, it seems that 
S are not so efficacious as 

iUbMAft wballMt fttwideiiejr to or the AHmff 6i Hm tmttim< 

hinder our receiTing •ptritual profit Thirdly : Itlitobefcucd 

under eraojielical wermofsm, and ral who constuitly tttend the Ooi> 

then ahewhow they mast be heard pel lire in sin, or at least are toj 

in order to personal usefulness. worldly-minded— liTing hi tfiepne* 

In the first place it is to be la- tice of sin. or neglect of doty, wfll 

mented that some sit under the spoil our hearing aennmiB ; «id ss 

Gospel for years without under- to covetousness it is expressly wM 

standings even in theory, tha dis- in Mark iv. 19, 'The carea oiP this 

!i!*p''f*^'"r truths of it, — owing world, the deceitfulneaa of Mm, 

eiiber to tue weakness of their fii- and the lust of other thinga, diohs 

calties^ or more commonly to a the word, and it beoomea unfiuil* 

want of paying close attentmn to ful|* theseare csUed thorny grand 

what is prcachni. While they con- hesms. Fourthly : There are those 

tanue in this ignorant state they re- whochtrish preiudicca against fiwir , 

tain very little of what they hear, minister merely because oCbenspsak 

and consequently receive little be- against him^ ha¥inf no JodgOMttt 

Qefit from it. And here I would of their own. LasUy : many hasr* 

observe that hearers of every class ers^ especially In the ineti op ol ls, 

who do not charge their memories ramble from place I9 pliee either 

with the substance of what is de- after popular preachers^ or loatoM 

11 vered, cannot expect, at least at subscribing to any place bC wenhip. 

that time, to reap any advantage. The former may gratify their cnri- 

Tiiey are properly called in Luke osity, but are not edified, nor can 

viii. 19, 'way-side hearers ;' and the latter prosper in their ooals, Ibr 

Satan is said to take the word out had they any real love to Christ 

of their heart, by causing them not they would join some Cbwdi, sod 

to remember it. Of such also the support it accordii^to their abilitj. 

A|K)8tle Paul says in Ueb. ii. 1, Thus have I endeavoured to offer 

' they let the word slip ;* and in some principal reasons why ser- 

James i. 25, they ore alluded to as mons, though now plentim, are 

' forgetful hearers, and not doers not so useful as we mifffat expect; 

of the word.' Very nearly the same it remains only to state briefly how 

mav be said of those who habitually they should be heard, so that with 

and carelessly come too late into a a Di% ine blessing they may bemsde 

place of worship, fornot being able truly profitable. Firet, with greol 

to connect the full sense of the dis- seriousness, for although theprasch- 

course, they cannot be wise and judi- ers are fallible, and consequently 

cious hearers. Secondly j Many are the best sermons defective, yet the 

well acquainted with the theory of the substance being the important tfuthi 

truthas a system, but being vain and of God, they have a right to-dsim 

conceited they do not profit under our most serious attentkm. How 

the word. Amongst these some very shameful is it therelbie for 

are inclined to Antinomianism, and some to sleep, others to be gazing 

carefully watch if preachers say any about, and some to be looking with 

thing in fiivour of our obligations contempt at the minister Smug 

to obey the moral law, and whe- Divine service ! Surely all should 

ther tliey pray for and address sin- sit under the word with deep hu- 

ners : others may not be tinctured mility as accountable for the prlvi- 

with any jiernicious error, but their lege of hearing, and to hear e\ery 

conceit makes them so ciptious time as if it were the last we might 

that they generally find fault either be favoured with. Secondly ; there 

with the language, theanrangement, muat be Mth and prayer eicrdMd) 

fer, fo^eetiiig tlM Ibrmer it If said iubdaed, and his temptatioiit re- 

in Heb. ir. «, ' The word preached sisted. What he hears in the ee^ 

did not prafit them^ not being mixed nerd he understands { what he tin« 

with £uth in them that heard it^* derstands he remembers ; what he 

and without prayer no benefit can remembers he loves ; what he lovea 

be expected In hearing discourses^ he believes ; and what he believes 

no donbt, instruction should be he practices.* O. q, 3, 
Marded, but a devotional spirit is 

oithe greatest importance, as it is ^ 

the Holy Spirit who makes them SUNDAY NEWSPAPERS, 

inofitable^ fbr which puipose we Tke foilowing paperwhich hoi beentmfy 

art to invoke his influence. Thirdly; circulated privatehfy is here nueried 

we should hear every sermon in hy particular repieti^ and we corditUfy 

the simplicity of our heart, and recummend U to the attention <^ the 

with no other motive than to glo- '*^^«'*'' "'^^^ 

rify God^ and to get some spiritual It can hardly fail to strike the Aiost 

Ibod ibr our souls \ and when look- superficial observer that the present 

ingtoJeSuSj and depending oh his condition of the country present! 

atonement, righteousness and inter- an afflicting aspect — the principles 

cesuon. We may humbly hope for of Infidelity and Irreligion on the 

•Ome benefit fWun what we hear, one hand, and of disloyalty and 

Finally ; no spiritual personal ad- sedition on the other, having been 

Tint^ can be expected from hear- very generally and successfimy dif* 

lag public discourses, unless close fused throughout the nation. — In 

■cu-cxamination follows. Every endeavouring to ascertain the origin 

•ennon should be heard with a of such a state of things, the ge« 

tpedal view to practice \ if there- neral profimation of the Sabbath 

fidne we are enabled ' to prove our- which is now so prevalent, and 

•elves* by the word preached, Christ which has recently been adverted 

wfll be increasingly precious, and to in His Majesty's Proclamation^ 

|lT^i|f>»«<i promoted : we may then may assuredly be ranked among the 

ItStJt the comfort of what the Lord principal causes of the evils we de- 

Says in Micah, ii. 7^ ' I^ not my plorc, while it is to be apprehended 

worda do good to him that walketh that nothing has had so obvious 

aprif^flyr for our profiting will and powerful an effect in extending 

be apparent both to ourselves and the violation of the Sabbath as- the 

Others. I shall conclude in the whole system of Sunday Niws- 

WDitb of an Evangelical Divine, papers ; it appearing that of the 

which contain some additional re- Papers at present published in Lon- 

marks on the subject : ' The true don on the Sunday, there are cir- 

Chriitiaa hears sermons that his culated, on the lowest estimate^ 

nndentanding may be scored with 45,000 copies, and that, upon the 

Divine truth, his affections with most moderate computation, be« 

qAritosI emotions, and his will with tween 52 and 300,000 Readers of 

Imy resolutions. And though he these Papers are to be found in the 

only hears the voice of a man of Metropolis alone, while the great 

like passions with himself, yet he number of Pressmen, DistribfUors^ 

Doomen him as the mouth of the Master -Venders, Hawkers, and 

Bvlng God speaking unto him from subordinate Agents of both sexes 

hcftTcn. He therdlbre sits under and of all ages who are necessarily 

B» word with foith and prayer, employed on the Sabbath, all tend 

Biaft Us graces may be qouikened^ to the most flagrant breach of thi 

hbdoabtiitiohed, UifTllMirai di7:orjrtit. 


lb hH te dbfiow Ami tha tnf- etmtitkmiB,taaabitd w^mmU 
•e bk qpHlnit wd its nfcfiwiy infrirtte veacMOoD wUdhlriM^ 
ooMaqMBOM* an eminentl j adea« to tti Aln^glii^, and to wadaa 
MadloiiitarftrawillitlialUlktett flia.illigliBrr iddcfc bdo^p to fti 
iMlraatioB wUch it flmkliad by SovwdgD. 
tiM SCatoj and ia now intended to It k pi n m iMi l tbat to u i uj j p iM 
be mora aomlT prorided Cor by the contthntad anind^ any -attoift to 
eractlon of p^ Quvchei s niany proraUwofaltelioBandiaqpoittBei 
poaona both M Venden and Reed- of the Sabbat, wbalher tela Ell- 
en of theie Fqwn being indnoed giooa or Folitieal point of ftoir/ 
to abacnt tbemaelvea altoisetlier mqst be aUogcdier aBperi~ 
ftooa RiUic Worddp } while tlie Sodi peiaooa will aoamiy 
h i a ijg i o Ba and aecohr epirit which to be icminded thata| 

to eacilad or ftmnnt e d bj the pe- ecrrance of tlie IXTiae 

meal of theae Fuera on the day of afcrda the beet aw iiiHj §m fcfia 
eaerad lea^ tends to weaken the eemtion of ChristiaB poMi^ *l 
efcet, and prevent the adirantagea of pnUic and privala lappfaon^ 
of ReUgiooi Inetmction^ eren in while the violation oif It lin been 
thoae eaeee iHiere it to reoeiTcd. the aonroeof eererecdnil^falh 

By meens of the Soaday News- to Natiooi and TniHiliBJi 

papcri» the PohUe Hoaiea« and Theprincipaldlfjeetof ovaryifiM 

* other jilaeea of pvUiiQ reiort» in and and paternalGovcnuneM hriagf'te 

aboat the Metropolis are enaliled to oonaenrationof themorddhandBr 

present an inducement which leads of ito people^ as lnTol?ta|f both 

to the most eztensiTe Tiolation of their individual interested and As 

the Sabbath ; while passengers are general security^ it is upprebeaikd 

invited by the blowine of homsj that no addition to the Iutbiiv^- 

and by la^ posting-buls (often of of whatever extent — can ever csn- 

the worst character and tendency) terbalance the serious iijnry whidi 

to become purchasers of these Fk- accrues to the Nation fhaon Am 

pers— evils which although insepa- preventing the advantagjea of, iCs 

rmbly connected with their sale^ Religious Institutions, and excitiiig 

have considerably tended to increase a spirit of impiety, insabordBnatiqn, 

the original mischief arising from and discontent, alike Infmions to 

this source. the interests of piety, and hostik to 

It is, further, matter of public established order; and it may be 

notoriety that many of the Papers further observed under thto hesd, 

which are published on the Sunday that if there were fewer temptatiOBS 

q>enly promulgate such doctrines to profane the Sabbath, averyeon- 

as are inimical to the existence of siderable saving would prohafafy 

all lawful authority; tend to excite accrue to the pi£lic fixnn the dhni- 

resistance to such authority in every nution in the number of Griminsl 

ehape; and propagate without re- Prosecutions, and a reduction to 

serve tlie principles of disloyalty the serious expence at pfcaent at- 

and sedition— «nd it is apprehcaided tending the administration of Jus- 

that until this particular violation tice, and the transportation and 

of the Sabbath had become so ge- imprisonment of Offenders. 

neral in this professedly Christian It is hoped that if suchaigumento 

Metropolis, the doctrines of In- ought to have any weight trith the 

fidelity and Insuhordhiation had not Public Authorities, in r e f e re nce to 

become so prevalent, nor had the the evil in question; no serionsob- 

Press, before that period^ lent it- jection to remedy such evil will 

adf 90 extensivdy to tlKi .di|baio^ ffaient itietf to tba nMa of any 

. ESSAYS. S38 

jl-dispoted and temperate advo- fane tbe Sabbathj by receiving tbe 

In for tbe Liberty of tbe PresSj more palatable doctrines .wbicSi are 

tbe f^reedom of opinion. Witb- circulated in tbe cbeap form of a 

t referring to any sucb contro- Sunday Newspaper^ tbe poison of 

rted points of policy as are foreign Infidelity and Impiety will be found 

tlie present object^ it will be ge- too strong for its antidote, 
rally admitted on all bands, that A consideration of tbe above cir- 

leul one day in tbe seven ougbt cumstances appears to render it de» 

}m kept sacred from tbe secular sirable that all persons wbo value 

nmBand tbe tumultuous passions tbe appointment of tbe Sabbatb^ 

dieweek — tbat as well the com- and who love their country, should, 

ndi of God, as tbe interests of at the present moment, endeavour, 

ihfidoals and tbe well-being of in their several places and stations^ 

:ieCy, require attention to tbe by all prudent and practicable 

rittian Sabbath ; and tbat the means, to remove tbe reproach 

mmon security and happiness of which at present rests upon this 

noD$ ID every rank of life render professedly Christian land in the 

ilike their duty and their interest existence of tbe system of Sunday 

observe that sacred day, and, as Newspapers. 

as in them Ues, to prevent its x.o«<to», AprU «n 1820. 
liatioo. _ 

[tt reforence to the pernicious ^ 

itrines which are now publicly REMARKS 

Bleated by these Journals, and On Matthew zxv. 1. 

he imballowed spirit which they _ _ 

oarage, it seems too much to lothiJSdUor 

e that an evil of such magnitude ^^^f 

exteaat can be abated by any Thb Syriac version of the New Tea- 

ledies which shall stop short of tament is generally considered by 

ir entire suppression. Until Biblical critics as possessing a high 

ir publication and dispersion degree of antiquity and excellence, 

U be rendered illegal by the law as having probably been executed 

he land, it can hardly be doubted in the Apostolic age. The transln- 

t the same — or nearly the same tors being well acquainted with the 

ortion of mischief will continue customs which prevailed at the time 

de effected ^ and while it is thus of the transactions recorded in tbe 

be feared tbat no remedy arising evangelic history, may therefore Ije 

m tbe ordinary operation of the supposed to explain some passages^ 

itlag law can adequately meet which in later ages might not be 

evu in question, it is no less to so well imderstood. Among other 

feared tluit, while it is permitted passages. Matt. xxv. 1. presents a 

exist, all the praise-worthy ef- remarkable instance. The Syriac 

'A of Societies or Individuals for version lias the latter part of the 

conunon good will equally fall verse thus : — ' which took their 

Hi of so desirable an end — ^great lamps and went forth to meet the 

1 laudable as have been the ex- bridegroom and the bride,* 
ions of the Venerable Society for It is remarkable that the addition 

footing Christian Knowledge in of the words, ' and the bride,' give 

ibiishing Depositaries for Keli- such a turn to the circumstances of 

us Tracts, there is too much the marriage ceremonies referred to 

son to apprehend that so long in the parable, as seems to be at 

tbe great mass of the Population variance with the illustrations ge- 

fcb» periodically invited to pro* nerally given by later commenta* 

fag forth to meH the 
whitt, Xa coodnct hint 
of Um bride. latha 
Inrlr. ud ia odwr vtr- 
I bridttroom oal7 U mca- 
tt Um SjTiu VLjt that he 
D^ufad br the bride when 

la tfaoM Qnei I with priadptl^ 
t, before yon km it froa 

a Tohne i 

ta ttet him. SbaU wi 
■mnaa that the wonla added were 
a^flBilIj Ib the Gnek copy! 
IJbea aBf wlnu ledkn coauiin 
dHBl or wctc ibej added by mr 
tt wmmmki U»nyotjautUanm 
eam^oBdaata would Ctraor at 
frflh ■• cinlawalKai of the reniaik> 
tfifa wUltlon fiMmd In the ^riac. 
It B%ht be.aeccpiaUe to ■ome at 

abOBt Id be ».»_». 
h^ bjr flBfaMripttoa _ .»,,„ _ 
•ennooB of the kind, 1 hope, wlud. 
Id the letter of DiaooQus, yog n> 
comamd. I am daily exMCtiw 
aotoe copieaaf pRMoiak, aaddmu 
have deftrred iflltfae till thef W 
come tahand, only I aad awgertcd 
to Mr. Boothrojd. who pitttt tlw ' 
TolmiK, that U ndght bepn^er, if 
aomaialed with yoa. lo give 700 1 

call, aabewillbeAL laadty 

or two. I iImU li»-)wn it the 



JU joa ban, in your lait Dumber, in- 
aartad a ifaonHeinoii oftbe lata •miable 
aad mtMtaHj ptow Hr. KidJ, I take 
tha Ubti^ of undiuf von tb« following 

lattar, aa h entlaiai, in 

tha oceariaa of hii flnt a 

Tai TOT retpectfid and friendly 
letter of * Diaooniu* long since re- 
ceived, could not foil to be gntefiil 
to mv feelings. For a long time I 
had little or no Idea of its writer j 
at length circiunstancci led me 
Strongly to suspect j and lately the 
(hcthJu been sufficiently ascertained. 

Accept, my dear Sir, the expres- 
■iona of my obligation. ^Vhen 
health allows mc to visit, 1 shall 
be happy to rqwat in another way 


decree lo forward the oibjict of 

It Isproperto notke tlMlttt<^ 
course which you are j ' 
mention in snch kind and 
terms is not in the TohUM. 'Ox 
teaaon ia candidly this >— It ban 
too near a icsemblance to out al- 
ready in print, by Mr. Baud of 
Ronuey, on (I tUBk) dpMt Kd- 
gtoa. I do not charge myaelf as a 
plagiarist ; but, in that hiataace, 
the similarity is rather too doae. 
Many of its best thooghta, how- 
ever, are retained ia a dlMOam 
entitled— 'The DiiclpW BtqaesL' 
Should business ever hrfwytn 
into this neigh boartiood, IdilUbe 
very glad to see yop. 

I am, my dear Sir, 
Very reepectfiilly Yoma, ke, 
TaoaMMtLL Kn». 
Ckck-htatm, April 10, UU. 

t M 3 


MIL N. HILLINGS, SEN. and conrenatioD, thtt he wm admired 

tkn venerable servant of Jesiis by all who knew him as an Isrmelite 

CUa^ in tlie 88d year of his age, indeed, in whom was no guile I But, 

fia raodved up to glory, as a shock of notwithstanding the dear knowledge 

iom fid^y ripe, that is gathered into he had of Divme truth, capacitating 

kejamer in its season. The tender him to be an instructor of others, there 

Me first appeared in the year 1764, was so much meekness in his temper, 

be grouud of the heart having been and diffidence in his disposition, mat 

tepved for it by the visitation of the it was «nly to a few in flMst his sterling 

klftn^bly in a way of severe afflktion, worth was known ; indeed, for a long 

pfeddlbroiiglht eternity in view & there* scries of years he was so situated in 

fitk aoch a deep conviction of guilt. Providence as not to have the oppoN 

riling from a sense of the sins of his tunity of enjoying, except oecasunt- 

outik as filled the mind with the most ally, the ordmances of the sanctuaiy, 

eaml apprehensions of the wrath to or die company and conversation of 

one. He began to crymightilv to thosewhomne accounted the excellent 

rod to have mercy on him, and re- of the earth. He had, however, a va- 

ohred in a very solemn manner, that luable partner in life, whose experience 

r hb life was spared and health re- is recorded in the Evangelical Maga^ 

lofed, he would lead a very different zine for August 1819, with ^otnhe 

oune : contrary almost to his own took sweet council daily in the ways 

xpedadon he was raised up from the of the Lord ; while the occasional in- 

ca of nckness; and havmg so far tcrcourse they both had with the Saints 

Cted up to the resolution formed^ as of the Most High, and now and then 

brets off from his old compamons the opportunity of hearing the Gospel, 

did ways, and to make conscience of were round times of refreshing from 

cajervid reading the Scriptures diuly, the Divine presence to their souls, 

le negan to trust in himself that he But there was happiness in store for 

tea righteous : nor had he a doubt of this worthy couple, which for many 

}ik own doings, joined to the obedi- years they had no prospect whatever 

noe of Christ, brinfine him safe to of realizing, much as they wished it, 

leavcn at last; he had not however which was the establishment of the 

proceeded hr in this way before he Gospel ministry in the place of theit 

met with a truly pious and eminently residence. They both hailed the event 

stperieDoedChnsuan whose memory he with sacred delight ; and the venerated 

ihenshedwidi delight to the very close subject of this Memoir nobly offered 

if his pilgrimage ; hrom whom, under a sutth pari of hi$ income for the cur- 

[}od, he learned what he was very slow rent year, towards the erection of a 

>fheart to believe, that all he had been house for God in the place, besides 

'"- - must be so undone that he must what he contributed towards the mi- 

le nothing, and Christ every thing, nistry of the word; and again and 

thb truly important, but very hum* again he came forward with propor- 

bhng lesson, it soon pleased the Lord tionate liberality te^liquidate the debt 

to make him so far acquainted with, that remained on the building, until 

that Jesus appeared unnv^led in his he had the satisfaction, with many « 

new, and became so endeared to his others also, of seeing the whole dis- 

beart, as to be all his consolation and charged. The Bible and Missionary 

iQ htt desire : and from this time his societies, and other benevolent uisti- 

fiews of Divine truth became more and tutions, were also benefited accordlnjg 

mom enlarged, and the doctrines of to the resourses he possessed: his 

xraoe, which were the basis of his heart was in the cause, and he de« 

uof^ vtre ee embodied in hit wtlk lighted to do faiQ&% ^tR ^«^>fi(.^^ 

t96 OBtTVABT. 

hi. pofmtf «4y thrt: he WM me- DEATH OF TOE REV. ME. 

the ■ Mdi ci l ht ho offimo in A* ^ rakiiSKt. kotlasb. 

MoolMn, dam afaiMWt to the periiMl ^^ 

jfLU fliDiiil. "if'T' AikV, MM. 

hv m the phbe tow^ heMooged. nfe h, »„ m a more cnfedtlad Mk 

maae a profeirion of fodlinew, «o ci^-^^Auing thit period; al 

bbmelen «ai hk deportment, that ^^^eehewiMe when Sere eMMl 

S" •"'^-•Lfff?*? ~^ "'iL!?''"'^ little occBion for IV ejcept 10 efci 

him ;WkiilediMe who were sM^» him an opportuuly of mmc iMtk 

to the «ahw of thoM pnnoiplee which y^ ^g,^/*;^ l^Sbn of & aM. 

hrau|ht fHth mh fi^ woe jMoon. jhu* m one of Sreenotee he aji: 

atounod to nepeot the chanetw m . AnticiprtiM the fimne aad «md 

^Oi ^ to oonspciioiiily thane ^^,^ ^PTJ* righteous wtet ahoiiU 

fortfi. He waa never toown to speak ^u»n us to the wotUTl-* wwUia 

•^^^f^jy^T" ?!?"Tir wBS we must meet with rth i d i lhn ; 
one of the distinguished few who, with- _^ ^^^^ which* lieth m - i[*Tiin"i 
out any sacrifice of prinaple, or com- ,^^],e„ ^ King of S^liVMwl- 
nrainiMofoonductraDpeaiedtosecure tf^ted. end nut to an far— «■*-- 
Oecsteem of aU. Mit the moste»- jcatib: vet tboe mavhe aemUw 
ceUcat and uaeittl amow mai are j,^ f„/ ^ honw of UtUiwd 
onW ma sense hnmartaTuntddieir name in such a worid. Xometabe 
weft bdone. But now the perioddrew jgClmst; andforaseiviceofdiitliid 
n^ for thupww, amiable and ve. jt „«„ bi needful for ua to flootiwe a 
nenlad servant of the Lord to bid -hiieinit' 
adieu to aU terrestrial scaes: and .1^,^, ^ ,^ coosMenhtywiwe 
perfaapa m few om could it te said ^^ ^^ , „^ ^„fy^ ^ departmt, 
with mora pnpne^ *!" " ^^ "7 yet it was not until within the Cttwo 
»tance,r-« merit the perfect lun and J ^^ ^ considered himself as 
consider the upnght, for the end ofthtU .^ ^^ ^as been often said that ss 
man is peace. TBough within a month ^^nlivc so they die : thU was rematk- 
of his departure no particular syinp- ^, exemplified in thU truly pious 
toms of decUnewere observable, but nji^jstcr. As his life had be^Valm 
rather the contrary, considering his ^j tranquil, so his death was serene 
ereat age; yet, in consequ^cc of a ^^^ pe»5eful. If he had not those 
Sight cold he took m atttndujg the japtuf^Twhich some have experienced 
weekly pjayer-meetm||, about three on their death-bed, as little wiThe ^ 

r;S*JlI°t *!!5' J!n Z^l '^ tracted with feari or apprehensions, 

fined to the house, wd soon was con- p • ,,- ji,„^ ^ wai^mosUy cm- 

Sl^i.' '2''*" "" *'»«*'«»''">J'7» ploy«rin prayer and repeatmg textsof 

^ the tiinewas come for him to dje g.^pture L«f pass«gc»ifhyS». On 

"/ ^ ,"«l»'«»y«d »t the prospect ^ § before' Wstiwth hi obserml : 

"^ ^ r'S* '"T^ VJf^ :rKu ' The kheme of redemption is a gio- 

spoke of the event with all imagmahle ^^^ ^,,^„^ . ^h^^ he had often 

seremhr of mind, knowmg lawBomhe ^^ .^ with^ sore corn- 
had beliewd : and was ready to say at ^ j^^ ^^ he never suffered 
times, ' Why are his chariot wheels so V l^^pression of impatience to M 
Jong in «>«»»"»«' -««Pf5<*^''y from his lips. More tkan once he re- 
closed his ey», June 16, 1819. The m^ked'-Kiat those who get to heaven 
followingUrd'sHlay the event was un- ^ ^ ^n, ^^ ».i ^^ ^^ 

IjovedatNew-stwtChapd, Peniyn, . ^^ich they Were led thither.' 

n ' P^!!f\?,5£**''' *f belon|ed, bythe ^^^ i„deed he wouW repeat that 

Rev. T.vViklbore, to a very crowded ii„-_ • 

ooncregetion, from Acts xiii. 90,— 

< Afier be bad served hit own gtooar < Life in sadi baalige i* ^ nwtijbad 



» h« appeared to cheer him- 
i the last two lines of that 

ciout hand shall wipe the tears 
Vry weepiii|[ eye; [^^"^t 

m, and groans, aod priefs aftd 
CATH itself &haU die.' 

r thrice in the course of that 
I day before he died, he said, 
e his chariots so long in com- 
hy stay the wheels of his cha- 
t other timex he would repeat 
Dg of a good man under af- 
' Lord, wnat thou wilt, when 
ly and how thou wilt/ In 
• bee^d that God would be 
rof his family, and theshep- 
os little flock. Several times 
d these words — * I die, but 
be with you,' and added, ' He 
r, never leave you, nor forsake 
be last verse of Addison's 
hymn he also after quoted, 
s several others : — 

■o* all eternity to thee 
ovful song- iil raise : 
oh ! eternity's too short 
Utter all thy praise.' 



April 39, died in his 80th year, the 
Rev. John Martin, many years pastor 
of the Baptist Church in&eppel-street, 
Bloomsbu^y and author of several use- 
ful and ingenious publications. Mr. 
Martin had long been had by from mi- 
nbtcrial usefulness by a distreuins 
illness. C. 



To the EdUor. 
Im addition to what has already been 
said in the EvangeUcal Maganne con- 
cerning the Rev. Dr. Haweis, I beg 
leave to subjoin thathe was buried in the 
Abbey Church, Bath, and that a fu- 
neral-isermon was preached for the ve- 
nerable Doctor, by the Rev. Mr. Ja^, 
at his place of worahip, from Phil. i. 
81, — * For me to live is Christ ; and to 
die is ^n/ And another was preached ^ 
at Lad^ Huntingdon's Chapel by the 
Rev. John Chamberlani, from Rev. 
xiv. 13, — * Blessed are the dead which 
die in the Lord f when an oudine was 
given of the long and active life of this 
eminent man and minister. The Cha- 
pel had been previously hung in black 
for his late Majesty. C. 



e soft, refreshing rain ; 
e vernal sun in vain ? 
reathes the warmer air ? 
e ground the sower's care ? 
nter-wasted ground 
illy and fruitless found ? 
: srateful, smiling earth 
to vegetable birth ; 
at'd from Winter's power, 
B tun, and drinks the shower: 
she the precious grain, 
iscr's hand retain ; 
lOpe they re-appear, 
blade and then the ear. 
ir Summer vesture wear ; 
erfume the balmy air ; 
forest, hill and plain. 
Spring's reviving reign : 
■Mlody and love 
ow from grove to grove : 
reathe, and all that bloom, 
1 smiles of )oy assume ! 

Why then doth my soul remain 
Chiil'd by Winter's dreary reign ? 
Why, though means of grace abound. 
Am 1 stiU so fruitless found, — 
Still more barren, dull and dead, 
Than the very ground I tread ? 
ShaU it ever W'mter be ? 
Doth no Spring remain iorme? 

Ob, thou Sun of Righteousness, 
Rise, and shine, and warm, and bless ! 
Come, thou Life-inspiring Breath, 
Free me from this wmtry death ! 
Soft, ye showers of grace, distil; 
Then my soul a Spring shall feel * 
Then shall living verdure rise. 
Like a blooming Paradise ; 
Then the fruits of heavenfy grace 
In my heart shall find a place ; — 
Roots and seeds long buned there, 
Spring, and bud, and bloom, and bear; 
Then shall (jragnnce spread around ; 
Then shall songs of pnuse abound 



Tks YmUVs SpMmg* Frmmmdmff mmd 
ExfUtmmimTf Tki9kgUtil Die t im mn f •/ 
ih€ Nno TMimmtni, 4c. boar^ 7«. 

On UklBf^ up this book, wt felt bappy 
to find that a fellow Christian had been 
so laboriously and worthily cmplo;|red, 
in prenarin^ and coinpUinr this Diction- 
ary. He has collected all the words of 
the /our lemding parii of speech in the 
New TcsUment, arranf^ under proper 
beads, and the praounciation is anneaed | 
aadtbta tha caplanatiun is fircnin clear 
and concise terns. There is an Essay, 
or kuid of Grammar I prciied, and a 
copious Indea closes the volume. 

The worthy compiler freely confesses 
the use he has mede of Cruden's Con- 
cordance, as a i^ide to his explanations ; 
yet we much fear that some or the expla- 
Batkms wiQ appear harder than the ori- 
ftawl words. 

But, if to teach younf persons to culti- 
jrate their understaadinfs, aod to convey 
religious instruction in a pleasing form, 
be praiseworthy i and if, moreover, to 
have executed bis tatk with coiuiderable 
ability auii fidelity be also commendable ; 
we may safely rccouiniend this work to the 
atttutioD of all such youthful readers as 
are desirous of fully understanding the 
New Testament, the common and glo- 
rious charter of our salvation. 

A Sfffiac (wmmmar, principally adapted 
to the New Testament in that language. 
By T. Yeate«i, late of the l-niversity of 
Oxfonl, Author of Indian Church i^is- 
tory, &c. Royal 8vo. 7f. 6d. 

Tins grammar, Mr. V. Informti us, 'was 
compiled at the reiiuest of the late Rev. 
Dr. C. Ruchauau, at a time when the 
writer was engaged with that gentleman 
in preparing an edition of the New Tes- 
tament for the unc of the Syrian Chris- 
tians in India. Its dciiign was to pro- 
mote a knowledge of the language, by a 
mure easy and familiar method than' is 
usually taught in works of the kind al- 
ready extant in Latin ; and to accommo- 
d£te the English student with a complete 
and comprehensive manual in his own 
language ; and for this reason it was de- 
sirable to have it select and elementary, 
rather than diicussive and argumenta- 

Knowing the importance of the Syriac 
language, both to missionaries in the 
East, and to the Biblical Students at 
home, we aro bi^ppy in being abk to 

notmce the present work from bapds lo 
cooMtcnt to tha task. Tho old Mat 
VenloBt of both Tfttamanta, art of a^ 
authority, and tuppoacd to havo b«a 
made in Uie Ant ceatW7. 

J 8k»n Imtraimeiim te ike StifiJ^ ^ te- 
lifir, comprising a now Thconr of the 
Elevation of the Mountai^a, and 4 
SuratiAcatiooy in which tha Bf oaaic Ac* 
count of the Creation and the Dchi|« 
is Vindicated. By Joacpb SntdiAf 
A.M. 8vo. Is.M. 

Thb purtidts of natural bieloi^ ara aot 
mora ddigbtful to an ardoM mmdl ~*^~~ 
they are calculated to mafca Iko 

convincing improuioDa of te aaiunl 
parftctioM and govammant of God. It 
IS, tberelbie, a hnmillath>f iiiitaiic» af 
tbe depravity, and even detp eaated 
atheism of the human heart, that m 
many modem writers havo trtedfeed its 
different drpartmenta with a itodlous 
avoidance or all reference to the Diviae 
existence. Ray, Derham, and Linunis 
set a different example, an osample which 
ought to be followed by all that lore 
science, and are the real fHanda of man- 
kind. No de^rtment of these studies u 
more fascinating than that of the mine- 
ral kingdom : and we may saj that it is 
morally impossible for any person to at- 
tach himself to it, and remain confined 
to the business of description and classi- 
fication. The conception of some theory 
seems inevitable; and thus mineralogy 
runs into geology. But tbe hxX is, that 
theory after theory has risen and fallen ; 
till tiie soundest philosophers have been 
compelled to aclLoowledge that It is wis- 
dom to refrain from generaliaing, and 
that a satisfactory theory of tbe earth ii 
yet a desideratum. Infidels have fetched 
their most formidable weapons of aflmnh 
against revelation, from this quarter: 
but really their whole proceeding has 
gone upon a begging of the question, 
aod the friends of revelation have, un- 
happily, not been prompt, in nnmatking 
the sophistry. Some are of opinion that 
a' critical investigation of the commence- 
ment of the Book of Genesis, satisfac- 
torily .^bews that the original creation of 
the whole universe is not affirmed to have 
been contemporaneous, or nearly so, with 
the formation of man, and tbe llttlog of 
our planet to be the theatre of those pe- 
culiar dispensations of providence and 
Eace * which angels desire to look into.' 
r. Sotcliffe, in this plaanM^ and ptooa 


f tdoptiy u we conceive, a 
«iih IqrpoUiesu than that which 
jutl hinted. But it is a valuable 
a. It furnishei many curious 
paal as well as collected ; and 
a an eaccllent spirit of attach- 
Bvcalad truth. 


mUk^ accurately slated and il- 
id. By the Rev. Messrs. Boston, 
ar and Ralph £rskine and 


part of this work is employed 
tm account of the discussion of 
Ota of the doctrine of pace, in 
rai assembly of the Church of 

wherein the above eminent 
Dok a decided part, and repre- 
mr views to their brethren and 
rarid; this happened in 1721. 
i^p struck us in reviewinf^ tha 
ml ci these ministers, particu- 
r prudence, meekness, and a 
wniftt in their closets and with 

weond part the Editor has given 
Uy laife notes of the lives of 
liat^B who en^^a^d in the above 
Kcrlini; worth, fervent piety, ju- 
ad evan^licai Tiews, conscien- 
:sessful diligence in their minis- 
oora, form the leading features 
aracters of these eminent men. 
md part of the volume is occu- 
i astraets from Boston, Erskiue, 
X as illustrating the evangelical 
My had espoused. We know 
etriaas were those of the Pro- 
churches, and also in modem 
ite been illustrated by Trail, 
Booth, Romainc & Venn, which 
ripliiral, might recommend them 
nan's conscience. We under- 
s. above treatise hat been much 
I m Scotland as a most valuable 
ienabU piece ; we also cheerfully 
tad it; we trust the namea uf 
Aildne, &c, who appeared in 
m cause, will continue to be 
I aa some of the most judicious 
ngelical divines wherewith the 
I world has been favoured. 

work of the mlnlstrv who hati not pft« 
viously received academical Inttmetioii.* 
The fact is, that it is the duty of the 
Christian Church to provide the meana 
of an enlightened, and even a i^rned 
ministiy. <>od, however, will xiot be 
confined to our rules, but will sometlmea 
shew the sovereignty of his grace •M 
providence in furnishing UUterate men 
with such eminent natural talents and 
exalted piety -as throws men of the best 
education in the shade* Such was Am* 
yan : but such men are like comets, and 
attract admiration by their rarity, while 
the fixed stars sdine steadily aiul con- 
stantly with little notice, but not there- 
fore without utility. * Night unto night 
sheweth knowledge.' Moreover, there 
are sitttations where even the want of 
learning, provided there be no want of 
piety and good sense, may contribute to 
a teacher's usefulness* 

It may be proper to add that this Ser- 
mon is published by request, and the 
respectable preacher statea, that the 
principal motive inducing him to comply 
with ' that request, arose from the 
thought, that it would afford him an 
opportunity of more extensively soliciting 
that pecuniary aid, which the Blackburn 
Independent Academy, as a new Instl* 
tution, greatly needs.'--See p. 47^ 

The blessings of Peaet and ikt nfUsjf 
War I a Sermon by the late Rev. T. 
Haweis, LL. B. and M. D. Revised 
and Republished by J. Chambarlaiaf 
Bath. Bvo. If. 
This Sermon was reviewed in our 10th 
vol. p. 27. Mr. C. in reprinting it has 
omitted some temporary remarks, and 
introduced some new ones on the bles- 
sings of universal Peace, and thepeace- 
ful kingdom of our Redeemer. Tne ser- 
mon appears dear, (only 20 pages) but 
the profits are devoted to tne Doctor^s 
favourite object— the London 



Ml Institutions; on the irapor- 
pf preparatoiy instruction for the 
ian Mmistry. A Sermon at the 
nary of the Blackburn Indepen- 
icademy in July 1819. By W. 
Bvo. 1*. 

cct of this discourse appears 
tie, and those« who know the 
r will not need to be told that 
na ably and scripturally in favour 
lucated ministiy; at the same 
candidly concedes that * it is not 
Miy M to adnde aU from tha 

Divine Promdeneo iUnstf^Usd in iko Or- 
dination of Poiiiieai ^ov or nm tni t a 
discourse on Rom. xiil. 1. preached at 
Sunderland on the day of the interment 
of Kino Gao. HI. By David M'NlcoU. 
8vo. 1#. 
This is a judicious and well-arrenged 
discourse, which lays the iuundation of 
all legitimate Government in the ordi- 
nation of Divine Provideooe. and firmly 
supports ' the powers that be arithout sa* 
crificing the principles of the Bkritish Con- 
stitution, or of civil and religioi u hberty. 
In the third part of the cUscoiiine the 
Preacher pays a well-deserved compli- 
ment to the memofy of his late M'^c>ty, 
as a virtuous and coattitcitiay4 Mt ^nuch 


xKvnw OP Bsuoioos vumjCATsam. 

mtiRmiuti a Stnnoii prMdied ^itt 
9. inil tai NU^-ftiMt HMtiBf , Ghi- 
jgem* Bj QnifUU Ewinf . Bto. 
Vfiu IXteawMb fomidcd on Gea. iJIx. 
ft— 7» *Siac€M ud L0vi ut bmhm/ 
Ac, wts ffMctwd on occttkm of tko 
ItfalmMMlloB in tlw North, uMlbcon 
a poMii tHllMon^ agmiut It. The lat- 
tv Mt of the ditcouno containi iomo 
icoUtBt iMco to tho lowor cim oi , 
aad cobdodot in thoto words, 'Sowch 
fbr jomtdiToe tho Holj ScripCurot.' If 
thtv' tcadi treaioiii, ttratafcmi ond 
•poiui, hy oU Mcoat thoot fbr the bottle 
Old toko tho ooneeqaeocct. But If, while 
thqr tOMh « GUijr to God m tho hl^eo/ 
they todch *piocion oorth oad good win 
to a^ lit US etdiew otU and lo good { 
lot u Mk poaeo and larare it.' 

JDerMi j w wr f ny rf; a Dltconne on the 
death of Bin. Bom, of FtooM. By 
J.SheppanL 8vo. 1«.M 
This Is an exciUent DUcoorso— depicU 
lac an oieeHeat character— and pob- 
liifciii In fanmr of an osceUent object 
—the VroBo Selwood Charitable Society. 
Mr. Shepnard is author of a volume of 
▼aluable JjeiUn^ detcriptire of a Conti- 
nental Tour, end of a recent work a|^nit 
War, which we hope shortly to ley before 
our readers. 

Tk£ eommitd Atktist ; ,on the early life 
of a rcdainned Inftdel ; written by bim- 
■elf ; reriied and edited by W. Roby 6«r. 
This is a TCiy inUrestini^ Tract, and 
there can be no doubt of its authenticity, 
as the author is a member of Af r. Rob)r s 
church, and delivered in this nutative on 
occasion of his admisssion. 

JVatUmd Simi call /or noHanal vitiiO' 
Hont, By a Lover of bis Country. 8vo. 
2d Edit, enlarged. Is. 
This Tract contains two excellent Let- 
ters, and some additional reflections on 
sabbath-breaking, and other immoral- 
ities, pointing out the defect of the Laws 
on this subject, and the enormous evil of 
Sunday Newspapers. See page 1 1. 

in th€'Pre$$^k new edition of Brown's 
Memoirs of the Rev. Js. Ilervey, with 
additional Letters and Anecdotes, par- 
ticulariy from the late Col. Orchard. — 
Antiouities of the Jews, 2 vols. 8vo. by 
Dr. W. Brown.— The Literary and Ec- 
clesiastical History of the Scriptures, bv 
the Rev. J. Townley, 3 vols. 8vo. with 
|)^tes. — Seasonable Advice to Youth on 
the study of the Scriptures, by Rev. F. 
A. Cox. 

HorsB Homlletics, or above 1200 Dlg- 
AmiMf in the fonn of SkeletonS| in 

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[ 241 ) 


GENEVA. ^^cy ^^ been long; sod moornfuUy s«- 
^-..^ parated. These petitioDS were met with 
Mr. Malam being excluded from his a kindred spirit on the part of the GourU. 
nuDittiy in the Church of Geneva, had They entered iottantly and cordially upon 
turned bis attention to the education of the business^ and appointed large and 
vouth, and has opened his school-room respectable Committees to meet together 
'for preaching ; bul this being found very to confer on the interesting subject, add 
insulllcieiit, nis friends are endeavouring to devise the best means of accomplish- 
to collect money for building a Chapel in in? this most desirable object. These 
his garden: £600 will be necessary for Committees met and consulted for several 
the slightest building that can be put to- (lays during the summer, and laid their 
getber. Mr. Sheriff Rothwell is Trca- report before the meeting of their re- 
surer for what may be collected in this respective synods in September, in the 
cooDtiT.' shape of a rasis, containing a inieme of 

principles on which the Union might be 

""■*^^^^'"" rounded. It embraced the word of God 

SCOTLAND. f^ ^« only rule of faith and^ manners ; 

^_^^_^ the standards of the Church of Scotland'; 

Vjmm OF THE SECESSION CHURCH. l?!^^"''!^^*''"*' ^""T ""/ S!*'"'c^ ^"^^"^ 

ment ; the grounds of the Secession ; 

The public will scarcely reqiure to be the approval of the noble stmjsgles of 
rt minded of that proposal for Union be- our forefathers for reformation ; and 
twiat the two great branches of the Se- pled^ the United Synod to the prepa- 
cessioDy which we had the pleasure of ration of a formula, and a common ex- 
aDDouacing last year about this time, hibition of their principles. 
This proposal originated^ perhaps re- At that niectmg one of the synods 
motdyy m that association formed by found themselves prepared to adopt this 
Bible and Missionary Societies, wliich, basis; the other jud^d it expedient to 
uniting the friends of the Scriptures and send it to their Presbyteries for the con- 
of the Gospel in co-optration ou certain gideration of members till next meeting. 
great common grounds, bad m&de them Meanwhile the joint committee met 
better acquainted with each other ; and again ; and, with the view of facilitating 
iwumediatefyf iu the liberality of spirit so the union, prepared a new formula, 
characteristic of the age, and, it may be which, should the basis \>e approved of, 
presumed* from various circumstances, would be submitted to the United Synod, 
in a still higher influence. Aroused, as in order to its being adopted as the for- 
if by an instinctive impulse of fraternal niula of the United Church ; together 
aifection, the people bcluuging to those with a manual or directory for the ad- 
two bodiict proceeded to petition their mission of members, containing a brief 
r es pe c t i ve sroods to devise the means of view of evangelical doctrine — of Christian 
rc-uoioD. While this conciliatory spirit practice — of Church govern meut^^ind 
pervaded the country, tho ^fagiiltratc8 of of the principles and biitory of the Se- 
some borgfai came forward and abolished cession. 

the religious clause of the oath which At the meeting of both Synods, held 

had occasioned the division;' and it is last week, these important papers were 

proper to add that, in the following sum- laid on the table of the respective Courts, 

luer, the Convention of Royal Burghs, and were read as introduetorv to the 

with a spirit ofliberality worthy of the age, groat discussion. Never was there one 

and ftor the express purpose of facilita- in the Secession Church more interesting ' 

ting this union, unanimously, and with- and more critical. Religious persons of 

out solicitation, recommended its total all denominations had taken a deep in- 

aholition. terest in this matter, 'i'he peUtionert 

The number of petitions presented on who had conducted themselves in the in- 

this subject to the two sj-nods was alto- ter\'al with the most marked attention to 

gether unprecedented. They amounted, the rules of good order, and had met 

un each suie, to uearly a hundred, eui- often to supplicate the throne of God for 

bodying the prayers of above a hundred guidauce to their respective Courts, had 

thinxAaiid members of the Secession their eyes aud their hearts toward our 

Church* panting after reconciliation with metropolis at this momenL Flopee and 

their Chiiiiiau brethivn, from whom fears were excited in a high d^ree, 


Riuoioqi .1 


ss — 


too bodlM, from »llMri.<rfth««w*rb y ji l M rtii w i H y Mtte Cwgt *Hglt 

£ift.I •ailripaiion, t.. ilir temt of *»■ tBto w. Vi«i««*n *• .KSTto* 

B th. deUberalJti »...inliWe», uiwd bl w^ftUtgOtr^amt— 

■ioiu inicffai. »lWoilril lu watch u* dr> ^^^ 

MlopcBNiu uf thU Iqpartut pracMi TO THE <IMCT MOCT. IHi ' HU w 
•ad tboN «bu could nui fd«idfoU«wa4 HUBTV. 

S.xgi.' 5S^J«: Jigj^'B l 

c^aaMt ar vliihUMd apd mmqms* ■!•>■• td Iha Ttoaa OMMMMiMi ■ 

tiq««ii«u4toth«l«MMnartnA. AU ukl abort tlMCMHorLMl««<W^«. 

tantlM er dw Imh wtte ggun ii pdMar, •nmNck jppf <f »< n. ^i* 

MM coMldMadi «*(« ■ B Jii aJ pr ptoibai Miact, u anMl «■ wmh 

lSip|aa«iboik«UM.»ilhaNMMai^ Sadcfcww i^ otMriMTaf fr jlg!*» 

ib((abtf,a^>(MnfifUHiB^ BwdafadMAln juaraa i BUll ia w, 

■waiaa^TfwiMil EraP aaJ mm» awtpalfr aw fti <MhaaC— . 

fcll ib«B*dTaa coattiBinad lata watfatla mJ hphai* JwM^ft 

MfatfeaaUr ta taka *Ufcnu <4*«t fro^ yov Rajral Fathar, •■ «ril •■ amaM 

4m btathrat, ibowad that tbcj wcra cotvaMatiouaBjaat M^aaq^atawt 

WcUwtcd b; nrinciptei and itated tbrir uoo to tba Thraae •( tka UM|< bf 

•l^actiaiia wiUi aU tba lov< of brethrcD, dom of Crtal Britain awJ Iriliai. 

awl a(l tlia cahnnau o< men wbo had Wa paitaka oT tba latiihclinii wMa^ 

ly principle, < . 

wiUi aU tba lova of brethre 

In ditcuiiiuni to Hii lata Hi^nty'* igbtacla ta fln«4 
■WD UlmtriDiii Fa^b b |Hfr 

qaii c taaBddiacyH^-MaproeainoneT and hli own UluuriDiii Fa^b b |Hfr 

and M> taavortant— it «»• not to be won- mlar, miut bava atperiMcadlB rittwr 

dK«d at l£at wma dinni^ o( KDtimaat unded duration of kia Ufc aid niB I 

•hould hava ariicD, ur tbat Ifae procccdr and whllM we lament tba panaaal a4ifr 

dioala anaa^ementa, preparatory to the di|ndtj and to hi* pawfaw •« 

feiaul luDctioa of the two Count, which cluiion ho» tba ijwriw mi 

i)ill take place at their neit meftinc in of tocial Ub 

Bcptember. And, at full liberty of «x> We daa tader to tbel 

<»*rMiai hat been alluwcd to ibotc who «f i)m con^liov of imi 

bave not goDe alons in all poinu with tfaankapTinga, that bte 

Ibdr brethren, it may he preauned, and caededa gentle and jiadual 4aeiy, aJfc 

il mathr to be deiired, that the^ will out aaj pwrioua atdferiw 

feaTittoDa tbair daty toacquieice m the Amonf BOMorDUt atCae vfatMt ihit . 

^ccMion. Hie committee! htTe been re- A^Dniihed U* chai^Mr and n.Ia, 

" hi* •didigda Ibr the c*Matlo« e( aa 

venta lor the formal incorparatioD of tbe poor, and fiwthe dUntioHof tbuaaluif 

twamo^t, andthefDluraopemtioni«f uiret which open, both to lidwdpaaih 

the Vidtcd Chnreba. the hert wureM orbptiweliaM aa4 MM- 

Xbut bare two prcat Mntiom of the fort, will be rceoi 

(eliciont community, which had been the praue U our 

Hpnratcd far more tbui terenty yean, nicn. 

Wn happDy r»-Dtiit>d ; and a laudable At Protettant DitiaalaTi wa ncoHMk 

•■ample bat been exhibited, which, ll it with peculiar th "' "* 

bapad, will influance the fecliop and the farautblj to the 

eondoct oif other d rnom iaahooi of pro- Hit^ala M^etty co—eniiad bia Kiipi 
irttini Chrittiaui. he not oaly ■aiatmed I*- T-i__r, 

h liii iiihiBri iM ii iiiw iliiii wirl n« oiikaNiM* iikk miSlutt^ mit 

MMthtadredettlylMMiittite iHUMt h hud htm pi mk nAf itaMd 
of MrlflttSiMfweifDy lf#eW€re i^poB by tfce liMHw^ Iht Aly l>€f 

t»4ii«cto«rvi«wito>0dr iMiT' iiwliM riMM •Mm* .W IM 

ii Ut tuecettor, nd td aimia tlnroM for Umi pteMi| . vkMi htlif, 

9, hfibm oLfiriMici dforded <§ doiie» Dr. Rect iMWilii to iHm Klic 

MT Bffmcy^ thtt yo* wW eo»- tlBit» to |feefeift W fUMtf lUr iwit « 

«»tlK noM pfotietkAi ibd it- the scmlcttmi would rettvi MifcUi MA- 

Miilik jigry <rit plailiJ to iifimMfht pwaOiir 

gMtntttyMedleMfemAtoaMdci iiMictte Itt felt iHdi the AddM,- aad 

ie avowal of our attachoMHk to tha aunMr in ^Udk it Ind btaa daii- 

laiqr'a PerMm and nan»y, and varad, MddMliidtluttillthattiBtafea^ 

a iTQofammaQt eatabUibd in tf thi^^iHiliadic, ttlghtooaw liDar#atidE| 

ih vaalttf . ^Ueh of oouna thay flidly dUL w'^aM 

I <>i aw anfcltioqi of a i p r a i ai i Mr ddMitad whir thia ni^U aaifc of W 
ft' mm intdriabfa friandt of dvQ Mtfi^^ CdidaaeMiiott. 

1^ Kbam, wa are no la« tilli ft ia foMEriudila tiafr iiihr ooi «f Ikd 

i^i¥ary Und and dacfib of mtelrtanl «aa Maaai on tkb ooc*Iob 

tmm Mtb in prin^Ia and t*bo pmantgd tba AMradi tot Ua kM 

e^ *Iii4a^lftl769^Mwal^»Br.llaaii 

lyiaaifllty totliaCMlOovwyb. i*#**-^***^ 

Mioimiyy, aa it ia by Iswaili^ Sooinr von tRt; iMrm/nmtan Aga^ 

«#«o permaded Yhat nooa of BicounaoBiiRNTorvftiiAijiaBBT^urni 

idiMlBdaaiOBgaithoa^wbopro- battoji oardrm, 

rtatt, daridotbaHohrScripttirca, Tbb 7tb Ammal Ifaollif of Ibia to* 

BMtbafaifliiaBceoftaoredtnb- dety, (imtitotad 1813) titfL-ilMa on 

Ihi mlndfl of the poople ; but Thiin.Anril27tb; atllielaaMMtmnk 

■ be oir onlfovni iolicitQde and Previooiff to the arrival of tha Laid 

tftittanMettandtoioccilcaDa m Mayor, who ia die President lor Ihi me 

md to fettgtoiBiy to the Cbniti- beio|^ the Chair was taken by tlia line 

M liws of our co«ntiy» ewl to Chitf Maa^s^mto, Mr. Aid. Atldna. Tlie 

mtf flnd tranqelUity of yonr Ma- Report, wuch waa afterwards ordered io 

II «d ftigtt. be pi^BtedU was read by Rev. Mr. Ws2t-> 
at^wlnff our priodples and oon- kins» the Secretaiy, to whom the Society 
I iiiaiilj Bolidty and feel eon- owes its Ibnnatioo. It eontained mnni 
^Mlos^ yoor M^iest/s pro^ that is interesting both to employeia and 
MwNMir: Prompled, as we are, aervants, and made a considerable i|n^ 
Httatt as well as watyf it will be preasien on the M e et i ng . Amonup other 
iear^eaitoest wish rad ardent thLags, it adverted to die crue^y and 
iai^MrMUcst/s reign may be jmfMqf of sudden disndssala, and the 
pMWi^ and prosperous ; and mibir sunprasslon of cbaracttr Ibr iMrt 
f i 4mm period, your M^city wajol ffmm^ as it teoded to ooca^oil 

'►Jtwpiesent Crown, after on i i»r eaia ipf prostittttion, and sent d 
bad its brightest histte in femaK «^ *il <^ feeUnfS of an bl- 
eed and increasing atlaoli- }nrad peman, into the very Jbaimts of 
tt-idMb giaiaftd, and k^ peo- thiofea and housebreakers. The Report 
»Cybwn of celestial glory that stated the death of two friendleaa ymaw 
Mffti^.^ women in cousequence of it^ that had 

come to the knowledge of the Conunit- 

E4Hly paid a anrked attention f^e; that during the pa«t year many 

Mrtaa. SBMi ddivered the foUow- thousand appropriate traiits bad been 

Mr with great dignity :^ glventoaerrantt aitheRegfstfy; 8tsel> 

vants had recttTod Bibles od compMng 

Si^ftiSSL'^^^*' *"• their first year', serrices, ipi ^nh^ 

dJMIU Address. had been rewarded with the sum of £M. 

iBitei Mlefa jon have rendered lit. terlMd received cratoilM dli tfaitf 

fc»lt/of my tdored Pather, Ie mirriML andfbQrbJB beaaidMilddfai 

PMirjIiH to ■». Ton may be aflUeSii; It atatdd ibit th^ ftddidfa 

RMi oflbe eonttonanoa of that Tract, eidltled 'Priendlv fflnla to fl« 

HPtMA]^ eB|tarleaeea during male Servants,' and another aOled^iM* 

fMi, and iqr detereiinn- |ms of Plrndenoe,* were mndi ih I' l aii ift ft ' 

a^skletly and Invidli^ among seri«liti, and that aO.(NIO of Mi 

noweoftaiifUy enjeyed^' had^een printed, 18,000 oif wideh lAia 




the ImiiUitkNi, 997 i«* gnml work of propagioiiii: ChriMUl^ 

fMrdtlisvtbMBbctlowedvftBdtlieiinBM -aBdtbeScriptiiKttlinni^ifatvDffM. 

of 43t fenwln we OB the books at tk> Th^Mi Hiinlim lii 1 1 liiilmtf ■»■■ ilria 

• Begtatiy, who wfll, by tariTiiis in thdr to thie poet of hooow, (if MKk il b^ 

plMe» becone entitled to the profiw- Ibr their picechcn era nU MieiwMlte) 

rif eadnccMBiilingrBwrdioriheSo- ani, to ler back m 1786. thij' begpil* 

cifltj. Rer. Dml WUmb and Rev. Mr. eead the Cotpei to the poor a^pawti 

Hawtiy bore an active part in the pfo- the Wcet Indiei» thoi^ a wae nit !■ 

eecdingt •( the llectin(. The fanner within these three yean that thap hne 

Slated, fipon an instance that had latehr assouMd ths bum and ism of n Id- 

occuncdt soaie of the nitchicfs which siunanr Socielj. 

yonnf woBMtt brine open theaMclTcs by On Wedncsdaynfeninfc Afi 

kaviiv senrloes in the coantiy forplaces Annivenaiyof 'llieWeslsyan 

Afrit IS, «t 

in LoMon, by wUch nnnibers fail into Mbsionary Society for Ihn ^aain Dl^ 
vice and wrstAsdnns. The great Yalne trict,' was held in Gnat 

of ftood servants, in fanning the Binds Chapel, LinnriiiVInn IU*t Sir Bkk 

of AUdrcntb habits of honour and tmth, Ottley, (late Chief Jnstlea 

mthertlian of connivance and ftdsehood. In the Chair, who openai Aa 

was ably adverted to, as rendering the liy stating ftom his v ~ 

impcoveosent of servants liigfaly impor- great importance and 

tent ; and the nseans adoptedby the So- -slons, anriag horn the 

ciety were codsidered vci> couducive to dreadfel crouties and g 

that cndL Tlie Lady Mayoress, and se- of evciy kind prarthnd in iht 

Teral other Ladles were on the ptotfunn. world, partiailarly In AMcb • . 

RcT. Rkhard Watson wmA the abk 

^ and interesting KepofC, and waafoHsad 

AKKiwuQAniiTQ TV \t \v by J. PoyodeT, £sq. wholnnovlagtlnt 

ANNnERSARIES IN MAY. jt be received and nrinted, mriud 

TiiP. appropriation of a parlicalar month *!>*^ ^ necessity and wopric^lfii- 

to these Wfceiings is attended with tf^is f*?"* ~"ii "^ *««?!!. ?• •^??*? « 

advantage, that it enables tho.e (and **»" countjy since t^ had weeivedtht 

fhey are not a few) who come from the ^^^^^ ^ theSo^ereijpn and the BM 

cmitry to attend the Bible and Mission- ^"1?!"!"^,. ^ ""^^ "^ •*5*? 

ary Societies to h itness the proceedin^rs of .^^ ^' ^' ^**'"*^*' T-**** ^ !??*' ^ ' 

otLer Institutions, ^hich form a son of J^^ ^'^'^TT'^'^ ?* ^?**t/S ' 

Panorama of Christian benevolence. It f"n"«/*y fu^'^K '^ ^ ^ *!*5 

shews the connexion and harmony there P"Ji^.*^» but who had bera cmettcd 

is between the various i>lans of doinr to Christianity by reading the Ctagaltte 

good-It promotes brotherly affectioS twnsUuon of the ScnotoiWB. - . 

between indiviiluals and societies thus „, . * «*• ,• wa s Mlawi i by Wio. 

employed— and not only rekindles real 21*?:. F^' ''^'u"'**'?*!!!*' *t •* . 

and emulation anionic persons resident K^- M»ddleton, Esq. of Pinbsai, Rev. J. 

in the metropolis ; but sends l»ack others. Anderson of Reading, Joil llnl as rr, Ey 

who came from a distance, full of idea^ **^ Vji?***^°' ^^' W**^ Gnftth sf BstI, 

of beneficence, and resoivinr each in a»dT. Gallandof Readtag^ J.|>pnr,fiiq. * 

his fespei tive sphere to do somethlof for ""i *^ Admiralty, Rev. Jn. Arnndd, (sse - 

God, and for the salvation and happCiess ^f **** ^^^V^ ?L *^.*f*** ^^ 

of bu fellow creatures. sionary Society) and Rev. JabesBasf^ft 

one of the Secretaries of tba fmt^ 

<sr#^#^^#> Society, who all ablv and etoqacBtiy 

METHODIST Mi&sioKK pleaded the* cause of MisBlons on tbs 

METHODIST NISSIO.NS. ^ occssion, and the Moctlnf >« not do* 

Foa some years the \> esle^au MethodisU till past 10 o'clock. . 

have taken the lead in this work of be- On the following Sundny, April M- 

nevulence ; and to see Uie ea^rness with Missionary Sermolks weie preacM InaQ 

which their largest Chapels are crowded the Wesleyan Chapels in the Loodos 

on this occasion, would lead a stranger district; and Monday fbieaoon, MiJ U 

to suppose that all the religious people was held the Annivenary of theGeaefsl 

in the metropolis were Methodists ; and ^eslewan Missumarw &c«f^, at thsGtf \ i 

. yet as he goes from these Cha)>eU to the Road Chapel, Josci^ Buttmoftb, HF. t 

Churches of the Establishment, and to in the Chair, when that capadons dn- « 

the larjest public rooms in the metro- pel was crowded to etccss/kng befc« 

poUs, he win find all nearly as much the commeniceineot of the bnsinesk The 

crowded, ui.J that aU parties of Evan- Meeting began