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are contrasted, the Jewish economy and the Christian : Mount Sinai, in Arabia, where the law waz promulgated; and Mount Sion, in Jerusalem, where the gospel was first published. • These terms, from signifying the two dispensations, came soon to denote'. the books wherein they were written, - ihe sacred writings of the Jews being called The Old Testament ; and the writings superadded by the apos. tles and evangelists, the New Testament. An example of the use of the former application we have in 2 Cor. iii. 14, . Until this day, remainesh the veil untaken away in the reading of the Old Testament.'
Sec Dr. Campbell's Preliininary Dissertations, Part 3.
A CHILD'S REFLECTION. Benold my affectionate parent, viewing, with anxious, thought, bis tender offspring. Concerned for our present happiness and future felicity, I hear him, with tender emotions of soul, hegging the Divine Benediction to be bestowed on his family, fearing he should be called to leave us in the wilderness without the guide of our youth ; cominitting us, with a njost affectionate concern, to the care of God his Saviour, entreating his favourable protection! I sit and hear his valuable instructions, - waruing us of the evil of sin, and of the snares of the world! () that each of us paid proper atlention to his pious counsel! I read in his countenance the deep concern he feels lest his advice should be lost, and our precious souls undone! I view his exemplary conduct to win our affections to the ways of God, and to endear the precious word of truth to us, which is the stimulus and rule of his practice.
What gratitude is due, - what love should we show, and what obedience should we render to such a parent and friend ! - and how does my heart pity those parents, whose affectionale care and. auxious solicitude are neglected, or treated with disrespect! How do I pily those children who have no such concern exercised by liseir parents, no such admonitions, do such example shown, and whose everlasting welfare is neglected and for. gotten! Their parents, living without God in the world, either totally neglect their charge, or, if they correct their children, it is not from any concern for their best interest, but to gratify their own revengeful temper; which is irritated by something done or said by the child, to which, pero haps, he was encouraged by their example ; and which, probably, would have given them pleasure al another time, and have excited expressions of applause! Perhaps, all the family is in gross darkness! The house, the word, and ordinances of God are neglected, - no prayer used, - no know. ledge of the state they are in, or of the way of salvation. O, what a wretched scene! O what obligations am I under to my pious parents, who care for my soul, and who discover their concern in so inany endear. ing forms! -. How thankful am I that Managers and Teachers of Sunday: Sehools are increasing in their concern and zeal for the u elfare and happiness of numbers of those wretched objects, who are otherwise in a hopeless state . and are searching them out from their cells of inental darkness, - ibeir scenes of helpless misery, to teach them to read the word of life, and to feed them wiih knowledge and understanding,! Go on aod prosper, ye devoted servants of the Lord! Take the charge of the souls of those spiritual orphans, and bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord! They cannot recompense you; but you shall be recompensed at the resurrection of the just
was composedly resigned to the will
of God, and never complained durDIED at Paisley, in November, ing his trouble. At vne time, hay. 8808, the Rev. S. Kinloch, in the ing a little recovered from a violent 94th year of his age, and 40:h of his fit of distress, when one spoke of it ministry. During his south, be to bin, he replied,' All is right that lived in the parish of Livingston; God does'!' At another time, he and attended tne savoury and evan, was asked if he thought himself dy. gelical ministry of Mr. Alex. Ward. ing; - he replied, “Yes.' “ Are ross, of Whitburn. Under the la. you afraid to die?" "No. God bours of this excellent man, joined says, Fear thou not, for I am with with parental instruction, he was thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy made a parlaker of the grace of God: I will strengthen thee ; yea, God, and was nourished up in the I will help thee; yea, I will uphold words of souod doctrine. After a thee with the right hand of my regular course of classical learning, righteousness;' and!, “ As thy day is, philosophy, and divinity, he way, in so shail thy strength be. Again, 1760, licensed to preach the gospel, when it was said to him by one, - 1 by the Associate (Burzher) Presby- hope all is well ;'-he replied,. Yes, tory of Edinburgh. Sent on a mis all' is well sion to America, he resided there a Such was the comfortable frame Dumber of years, aod received seve- of inind in which this veneraile and ral calls. He chose, however, lo re. pious man quietly fell asleep in Jesus. turn to his nalive country; and was Muy we be animated to follow tbose. settled in the Associate Congrega- who, through faith and patience, tion of Paisley. He was a man much inherit the promises ! given to reading, and had a well-informed mind: he was, in an emipent degree, accurate and distinct MRS. ELIZ. SHERRITT, io his views of the leading doctrines
OF NORTU COULINGHAM, of the gospel : be was much attached to what has been called the Mar.
Nottinghamshire. how Doctrine: he was exact and di Sne joined the church in North ligent in his preparation for the pulo Collingham in early life, and con. pit, and in ihe other duties of his tinued an honourable and useful station ; strict and constant in per. embor all her days. She was re. sonal religion, and of a generous 'markable for her lively faith in the amiable disposition; he was given Redcener, - the spirituality of her to hospitality, was prudent and conversation, - her active zeal to peaceable: he lived in habits of promote the cause of religion, friendship with ministers of different and her liberality, which was soine. denominations; and was respected times thought bordering on impru. by all who knew hun. Those who dence, considering her situation in enjoyed the closest intiinacy with life ; but though she scallered, yet him, will remember him with a pe- God caused her to increase. culiar and sensible regret.
She was left a widow, with five He was hindered by his disorder children, and in very bumble cirfrom speaking much during his last cumstances; yet being remarkably illness. One of his people, who had active and industrious, she brourot the best advantage of knowing him them up in a comfortable manner. well, giving an account of his sick During the last year, her healtır ness and death, savs, concerning evidently declined; but she was not hiin, • He was a stedfast believer in much confined until about July. Jesus Christ.; and had his whole de. The last time she came to the Lord's pendence on his finished worki lle Table was on the first Sabbath in
August. It was with difficulty that 29th. I found her breathing with she was able to reach the Meeting. great difficulty, and unable for a After the service, she said to the pre. time to speak. At length she said, scat minister, Mr. Nichols,' with ... Pray for me, that the Lord would wuch seelioz, Well, I have forgot- keep Satan at a distance ; for he has ten ny own affliction while hearing been trying hard to fill iny mind the sufferi.gritour blessed Lord! My with vain thoughts: he throws his sufferings are not worth a thought fiery darts at me ; and in this my when, Lord, coinpared with thine! weak siatè he would harrass, me I feci less of my bidily affliction in sore, if the Lord should safter him.' the house of God thai in muy uw; After a while, she uttered these so that, even on that account, it is wortis to herself: I hate vain good to be here.'
thoughts, but thy law do I love.'.. On the 12th of September, on Nov. 1. Siili labouring for breath, iny repeating (says Mr. N.) part of on enquiry how she found her inind, a lynn on The Lovin, Kioda('ss of --- she said,'' Relying on the Lord : God, she said, with a degree of holy there I am siad; but my hardest fervofit, Yes; I shall s'ng his love work is with this poor body, Pray ing-kindness in death.' Speaking to that my parieuce may hold out unto her of the present' and fulure staie the end ! of the chu ch of Chrst, the first as · On the 4th, I found her in a calm militant, and the lalier as triumph. ad peaceful frame. After commitand, she said, 'Well, the Lurd lia's ing her by prayer to the care of spared me through our jaie trouble, God, she said, I am happy, very and given me to see it begin to rise. happy! Parewell, my dear friend. I can now be well spareil; and I The Lord reward you for all your hope others will be rased up to fill kind attention to me! niy place, and donors for God than OnLurd's Day morning, about I have done. Go ot, my friund, five velock, finding herself worse, preaching Chrisi crucified; and you and in her own apprehensions about sball not labour in vain, or lose to deparı, she sent for an intimate your reward!"
friend. Og her entering the room, On the 224 of October, to her she said, My friend, you are come ; medical atiéadant she said, 'Well, but the storm is over!'';*. Then Sir, wbat do you think of memE? I hope you are more calo. . What You need bot icar lelling me I shall was your trouble of body or mind ?” not recover ; for could you assic She apswered, Not of mind, but inė I shall die tonight, iż would be body. It was a storm ; but it is the best news you couid bring me; blowi! over !'.NL for to be with Christ is far better!! About eight o'clock her friend,
24th. After a severe fic of coughbeing desirous to return to her faing and sickiess, she said, 'This is mily, to prepare for the house of not gailand vinegar';--;?y Jesus had God, said, “I think you can spare that.
me a while !” -- She replied, • 0, 25th. I found her very weak, and yes!-- go to the house of the Lord, unalse to say inuch ; but alter ex- and bring me all the good you pressing her pleasure in any frequent can !' .. visits, I asked her if she tuund her 'In the evening her fricod returnmind at times able to fix oa the best ed, intending to continge with her thiors, --she replied, 'I was greatly a!l night; to whom she said, I am pleased last night will those words, glad you are come. You see I have * Lift up your hai, for your re not wanted you while you was at deruption drüweth niyh." Do you the house of God.' She slumbered think them applicable to my case?' until about 12 o'clock, when she I answereil, " Yes, I do; becaurse broke out into a holy raplure, exthe completion of our redemption ciarmin, Glory, glory, glory, to is, to be brought horn: to our God God in the highesi ! - on earth in Heaven; and with you, I appre. peace, good will to men, and to bend, this event is drawing on." mie ; yes, to sinful me! Glory, glory, glory, with my dying breath! of his dejection ; when he replied, Amen : Amen.' After eating a That he frequently thought of that while, she again exclaimed, · Unto passage,. The wages of sin is death ;' him that hath loved us, and washed and he earnestly prayed for forgiveus from our sing in his own blood, pess; and his prayer was, • God be to him be glory for ever and ever! merciful to me a singer!' Oa bis Amen : Amen. With my dying father expressing pleasure at these breath will I praise my dying God ! marks of conviction, and reminding
About one o'clock, her family him that the gift of God is eternal standing around her, fixing her eyes life, through Jesus Christ,'he seized on them, she said,
his hand with visible emotion, and . And childrens' children ever find
bably, never be forgotien.
He now became incapable of takHaving ultered many exclamations, ing sufficient nourishment to supof joy in a tone of voice as loud as port nature, and consequently beshe could have done when in health, came feebler every day; so that his she became quite exhausted ; and bodily sufferings, and especially the from this time, till about two state of his inind, rendered hiin an o'clock, she lay quite composed. object of pity. Her last words which could be un- On the Tzih of October, He who derstood, and with which she ap- commanded the light to shine out pears to have finished, were, 'All of darkness, was pleased to shine inthe promises of God, are in Christ to the gull of this youthful sufferer, Jesus !' - Thus died this eminent and enabled him to rejoice with joy saint, in the 57th year of berage, unspeakable and full of glory. Ob
serving his mother in tears,'he en
treated her not to be uneasy; ' for,' A Brief Account of W. Muckle
said he, the Lord has answered in STONE, who died October 19, 1808,
prayers, and those of my father : be aged 13 years.
bas bad mercy upon me, and taken PRE:10us to his last illness, he dis- away my pain!' Again he entreatcovered a degree of seriousness rare- ed his parents not to grieve for him, Jy seen in boys of his age. The assuring them, he thought himself amusements which generally inle- already in the presence of the Lord; rest The youthíul mind, seldom ap- and emphatically added, I shall ga peared to afford hiin any gratifica. off like an angel!' tion ; and the only emotions ex- On Monday, the 17th, he said to cited in his breast by a pubic spec. his father, ' I know you don't fret; tacle, once witnessed ał Sadler's but I fear my mother does :' and ou Welts, seem to have been those of being exhorted to pray, he replied, fear for himsell, and pity for the "Yes, I do pray. I shall die soon.' performers.
added he, and go to Heaven ; and His attachment to the school was I know you will follow me; and I very great; and 'he loved his pray to the Lord that all the family teacher for the best of reasons, - may join us !! because he cared God and joined in From this time he became so exprayer with his scholars. He has treinely low, that he was unable to been kuown to rebuke such of his speak so as to be heard. At length school-fellows as either neglected or it was supposed he asked for someridiculod reiigion; and his hints thing to quench his thirst; but, on have been productive of seriousness his mother raising him to receive and attention. The bad state of his the liquid, he tell back aad expired healib, however, obliged him re- without a strurgle. - Ilis deain was Juctánily to quit the school on the improved in a tuneral discourse by 29th of July; and for some tiine af. Mr. Smith, at Hattun Cha; el, from terwaids he seemed to suffer an ur. 1 Sam. iii. 19,· Toe Lord was with usual depression of spirit. This in him ; and did let none of his words duced his father to enquire the cause fall to the ground.'.
Tke Works of the Rev. John New- cics. O that I could praise him more ton, late Rector of St. Mary Wool
9ol on account of them! But as to the soth, Sc. six vol. 8vo. 31. 38. last state of thing between himself and sol. separate, with a fine purtreit, my own soul, alas! I conld write a 12s.
roll that, like Ezekiel's, wuuld be It is tke last vol. only of these fall of mourning, lamentation, and Works that properly coines under wue' our Review; the others having been in another letter, p. 151, he says, long since publishe!, were (most of "I remember that three or four them at least) respectfully noticed years ago, I mentioned soine part by us on their first appearance. . of the gospel truth to a gentleman,
The present Work contains, 1, who called on me here, and he anLetters (133) to various Corresswered, “ If it is a truth, you are pondents, intended as a Sequel to' indebted for it to Calvin." . As well Cardiphonia ; --2, Miscellaneous Pa- might he have said, because Calvin pers, extracted from Periodical - had seen the sun, and has mentioned Publications, particularly the Evan. it in his writings, we build our knowgelical Magazine ;---3, a Sermon and ledge of its light and influence upon some Tracts, which were never be his testimimiy. These are acknow. fore collected into his works, kave ledged throughout the world whenreceived only a partial circolation. ever there is an eye to behold them! The numerous friends and admirers Here the courtier and the clown, of Mr. Newtou and his writings the philosopher and the savage, are will, doubtless, be highly gratified upon a level. And Mr. Occam, the with this additional volume of anis Indian*, in describing to me the Works, which, like his other write state of his heart, when he was a ings, breathes in every page the ge blind idolater, gave me in general, nuine spirit of the gospel.
a striking picture of- what my own The limited nature of our review was in the early part of my life : prevenls us frequently from inserts and his subsequent views of the gos. ing those extracts we should gladly 'pel corresponded with mine, as fice give from works of merit, and which answers to face in a glass, though I seem alınost necessary, in justice to dare my, when he received them, the author and ihe public. In the ke had never heard of Calvin's present instance, we cannot, how maine." ever, refrain from giving a few We shall add another extract, Anecdoles and Remarks, perfectly which shews how Mr. N. was in t be characteristic, and which may hc habit of improving the common considered as farther addenda to oær events and circumstances of life :Meinoir of this excellent character. In a letter, p. 90, he observes, • We
Letter IX. to Mr. W. was written sometimes see in the newspapers acoin a very uucomfortable frowe, and knowledgments of cures received, under one of the most paintul trials What sheets and quires of advertiseto which ministers of the gospel ments would be necessary, if all the can be subject. “I trust,' says Lord's people were to publish their . Mr. N. - I have the name of a child caser! Methinke, nine might run in the Lord's farmily; vet I may in this form: fitly compare myself to å sortant; •I, A. B., of the parish of C., for 1 set forth mans'a dish to my long laboured under a complica. . master's guests of which (lo my own tion of disorders: - a fever (of unapprehension) I am not mullered to governed passions) -- a dropsy (of tasie. "The Lord supports me; vca, pride) - a phrenzi (of wild imagi. he ownis me in my public work ; he nations) - a lethargy, and a dead gracions y kceps me in my villward palsy. In this deplorable situation, Walas: inesc are unspeakable mei- i suffered many things of many phyo
* Whose portrait was givce in our Magazine for October last.