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Anil Reformation, to prepare te of convincing the Jew of his guilt.. Meet God. By Lewis Stuckley. in rejecting the Messiah, is rendered

A New Edition, recommended by exceedingly great by the erroneous Dr. Ryland. 12mo, 58. boards., inierpretations which rabbinical The author of this book was a'

subtlety has invented, of the most pious Nonconformist; but little

clear and striking prophecies and known at the present day. We are

promises. On this account, it is

highly necessary that an argumen. informed, that this publication has been reprinted at the request of se.

tative Address to the Jewish people,

through the medium of the presse veral worthy ministers. It is suita able for serious and devout medita

should be the production of a inind tion, and admirably adapted to re

distinguished by comprehensive and give the work of religion in the soul.

accurate views of the divine dispenDř. Ryland calls it AA 'excellet,

sations, and possessed of no small

share of critical acumen and Hebrew pungent, and heart-searching work";' and strongly recommends it to the

learning. Under this impression, it

was with great satisfaction that we reader.

found the present volume acknowMheological Dissertations. By the

ledging Mr. Ewing as its author;

and we have the pleasure to say, date J. Erskine, D. D. One of the

That a careful perusal of the work Ministers of Edinburgh. To which "is prefired, An Account of the

has justified our previous expecta.

tions. We hope it will be read by · Author, by- T. Davidson, D. D.

many of the deluded posterity of Second edition, fine portrait, 12mo,

Abrabam; and that, by the inprice 4s. Bd. boards....

fluence of the Divine Teacher, it The charaeter of Dr. Erskine, as may be honoured as the means of a theological writer, is already es. discovering to them their fatal error. tablished. There is much ingenuity We hope also, that it will not be and clearness of reasoning in these conceived as exclusively interesting Dissertations. To students in divi- to the Jewish people. A statement nity they will be peculiarly accept of its contents will evince the im. able; and whether they coincide or portance of the subjects discussed ; not with all his opinions, his talents and the ability and piety discovered and piety will command their ap-' in their discussion, demand from us probation.

a most cordial recommendation of Essays, addressed to Jews, on the the work to all our readers, and eg

Authority, the Scape, and the Con. pecially to those who are engaged summation of the Law and Pro in the Christian ministry. After phets. By Greville Ewing, Mi. some valuable introductory Essays, nister of the Gospel in Glasgow. Mr. Ewing treats on the Character W rilten at the Request of the Din of God, - Creation of the World, rectors of the Missionary Society

Primeval State of Man, -- First in London. 12mo, price 3s.

Transgression, -- Redemption,

Antediluvian Worship, - Covenant The most important advantage

with Noah, with Abraham, and which a Christian Minister has in

with Israel at Sinai. The Work, as reasoning with an unbelieving Jew,

it will be seen from this sketch of is olaviously founded on the intimate its contents, is not yet complete; connection and perfect consistency

but we are happy to say, that the between the Scriptures of the old

estetmed author is evgaged in prc. and of the New Testament.. The

paring a second and concluding Jew professes to receive the Law and

volume. the Prophets as the infallible word of inspired truth; so that the Chris. tian may reason with him on his Lectures on some Passages of the . own avowed principles, and derive Acts of the Apostles. By John his arguments from an authority Dick, A. M. Vol. II. 68. whích his opponent will not attempt Mr. Dick has formerly appeared to dispute. The difficulty, however, before our tribunal; and was dis

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missed with approbation and respect. ous, and blame an author becaure A Treatise on the luspiration of the he possesses not every gift. . Sacred Scriptures first, introduced in this volume the reader will alhim to the knowledge of the public, ways find good sense, pure doctrine, and procured a very favourable re- useful reinarks, weighty exhorta. ception. His Lectures on the most tions, all conveyed in language remarkable passages of the first 15 which demonstrates that Mr. Dick chapters of the Acts of the Apos- did not despise the opinion of the tles, gave us no reason to alter the public by appearing before them in judgment we had formed of our a coarse or slovenly dress. author's talents. . A second volume, which is now before us, completes Letters and Conversational Remarks his plan; and comprizes the latter by the late Rev. John Newton, part of the Apostolical History. It during the last Eighteen Years of is introduced by a short Preface; his Life.'' 121no, price 3s. 6d. from which we extract the follow.. TaE 49 Letters contained in this ing paragraph: 8. The subjects appear to be less Mr. Newton to Mr. Campbell, then

volume, were written by the late diversified than those in the other of Edinburgh, but now a minister of volume, as they principally relate the gospel at Kingsland, near Lone to Paul; to whose transactions he don. They are, ia general, very in. has confined our attention : but we terestine

our attention : but we teresting ; and include many cir. see hiin in a variety of important cumstances relating to himaself, his situations, and we feel ourselves

ministry, works, and friends, and deeply interested in the actions of to the occurr

to the occurrences of the times in an apostle, who was the messenger which they were written. It was of divine mercy to the Gentiles, and certaibly not in the contemplation exbibits a distinguished example of of the writer that they should apo great talents and eminent virtues in

pear in print; and some persons defatigably and successfully em

successfully em may, perhaps, doubt the propriety ployed in the service of religion.''.

of publishing them; yet we cannot The discourses are thirteen in but think that, such was the pecu. pumber; and on the following subo

liar excellence of Mr. Newton's epis. jects: -- The Mission of Paul and

tolary talent, Mr. Campbell has done Silas to Macedonia, The Conver:

well in giving them to the publici ,sion of the Jailor at Philippi,-Paul

and that they will promote the pious and Silas in Thessalonica and Berea,

pleasure and solid edification of --- Paul in Athens, - Paul in Co

many readers. The same, on the rinth, — Raul in Ephesus, -- The

whole, may be said of the ConverLast Interview of Paul with the El.

sations, though we think a few of ders of Ephesus, -Paul in Jerusa

them might have been better sup. jem, --- Paul before the Council,

pressed. They contain, like those Paul before Felix, Paul bafore

published by Mr. Cecil, masy obFestus and Agrippa, - Paul in

servations too good to be lost; and Malta and Venice. .'

the fragmeals thus collected, will, Those who have perused the first do

doubtless, feed many with knowledge volume with pleasure, will not be

and understanding disappointed in the second. Had there been more fire,' says one,' and

Correspondence of the late Rev. J. more of the tender and elevating

Newton, with a Dissenting Minise language of Devotion, it would

ter, on various Subjects and Occas have pleased me betler." "I wish,”

sions ; with a Brief Sketch of his says another, "it had been richer

Character, and a Ministerial in Evangelical Truth." But are we

Charge, by him revised and recoina. to expect all things from one man

mended. Price 3s. 6d. ' There is a diyersity of gifts conferred by the glorious Head of the Church . The higb esteem in which Mr. on the ministers of his gospel. In Newton was, and is still held, 'S ène we find several; in another one ; evinced by the zeal with which jó none all. Let us not be fastidi- every thing produced by bim

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brought forward to public notice. introduced, and expressed in an An advertisement, prefixed to this agreeable manner. We should have volume, informs us, “ that the been glad to have seen those pecuEditor consented to the publication, liarities of the gospel of Christ inonly upon condition of his name terminy led, which alone 'can render being suppressed;" and, it is added, the grave a pleasing subject. The ► he is aware that it cannot be con- autbor, probably young writer, cealed from such readers as have seems to us to deserve encourage. any acquaintance with him or his ment. writings.” The reason of this we Poetical Gleanicgs, on Instructive do not perceive; however, there

and Interesting Subjecis. Selecied can be no doubt of the authenticity

and Compiled by a Lady. 12mo, of the Letters, &c. as the MS. may be

price 38. 6d. seen in the hands of the publishers, The Editor offers an apology for sub.

Though this publication is bot joiging to this Correspondence the altogether religious, it is so unex, Substance of a Charge given at the ceptionable, and at the same time

ordiuation of a Dissenting Minister. 90 uniformly serious, and consistent He avows that its connection with a with evangelical piety, that we most mame of so much celebrity, gives it cordially' recommend it to young a chance of being more exiensively persons, especially of the female sex, circulaled, and of becoming more

e and to Schools, where such a cola useful. This Charge had been sube

sich lection was a desideratum. The fair mitted, many years ago, lo Mr.

editor has, we see, made pretty free Newton, who gave his opinion of it,

with the poetical department of our and whose advice was followed in Magazine, and particularly wilh the its improvement.

compositioos of Aliquis; and we are i The volume contains 17 letters,

contains 17 letters. happy in contributing to so respect. 14 from Mr. N. to the Editor, and able and usefui a collection." 8 from the Editor to him. These, though some of them were written. LITERARY NOTICES. in haste, and on business, are in Mr. Rey. R. Cecil, being himself disa Newton's usual style of excellence, abled by infirmities, has entrusted and, though not intended for the the pubiication of his works to his public eye, display the piety, in. friend, Mr. Pratt. They will form Tegrity, benevolence, and amiable 3 volumes, each independent of the candour of his character, which they

hey others.
there ?

1. Memoirs of Messrs. will tend to elevate in the opinion of

Cadogan, Bacon, and Newton, with all good men who read their. The

their Portraits: -- this volume will sketch of his character, extracted

appear in the auiumn. 2, Sermons from a sermon occasioned by bis

and Tracis already printed, with a death, is just and proper. The story few originals. 3. Select Sermons. of Dame Cross is particularly inter accuraiely taken in short-hand, by esling

a friend. Vol. 2 may be expected The Church-Yard, and other Poems. about Christmas, and the Sermons

By Geo. Woodley. 12mo, price 69. in the spring of 1810. : THESE poems are not without We understand that Answers to merit, especially the first and prili Mr. Hale's Second Painphlet are cipal poem, entitled the Church. iniended, both by Mr. Blair and Yard : many suitable topics are Mr. Hudson.

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mon, by W. Kingsbury, M. A. 1).

WEST INDIES.

Indies, restraining them from giving Low our last Number we stated,

their assent to any law or laws con That the persecuting act of the Ja

cerning religion being passed, until maica 'Legislature bad been disal

the saine shall have been first 'trans. Jowed by his Majesty, aod a method

mitted to your Majesty, throogh one edopted to prevent the execution, in

of your Majesty's Principal Secreta

ries of State, for your Majesty's future, of apy restrictive law re

royal consideration, unless a'clause specting religion, without the King's concorrence; which, we are per

or clauses be inserted in such law or Suaded, will never be afforded. "We

laws, suspending and deferring thọ bave now the pleasure of laying be.

cxecution thereof until your Mafore our readers the official Report

jesty's pleasure shall be known on this subject, and the order inade

thereon. in consequence of it:

And the Lords of the Commit

tee having prepared a draught of Al the Council-Chamber, Whitekall, such additional instruction, bumbly

the 23d of May, 1809. . take leave berewith to lay the game * By the Right Honourable tbe before your Majesty, for your royal Lords of the Committee of Coun.'

approbation.' cil, appointed for the Consider. ation of all Matters relating to

· Instruction issued in pursuance of Trade and Foreign Plantation,

Sate the above Report:To the King's most Excellent Ma- Additional Instruction to the Go jesty io Council.

vernors of his Majesty's Islande • May it please your Majesty, " in the West Indies.

Your Majesty having been “It is our will and pleasure, and pleased, by your Order in Council we do hereby require and command of the 26th ult. to approve of a Re- · that you do not, on apy pretence port of this Committee, submitting whatever, give your assent to any ibat an act passed by the Legislature law or laws to be passed concerning of the island of Jamaica in the year religion, until you shall bavė first 3807, entitled, “ An Act for the Pro

transmitted unto us, through one of tection, Subsisting, Clothing, and

our principal Secretaries of State, for the butter Order aud Govern

the draught of such bill or bills, and ment of Slaves, and for other Pur

shall have received our royal pleaposes,' should be disallowed, as con

sure thereupon ; anless you take taiping a classe contrary to the

care, in the passing such bill or bills, principles of toleration prevailing in

that a clause or clauses be inserted this kingdom, and as being the more therein, suspendigg and deferring objectionable, as an act to the same the execution thereof until our will effect had been disallowed by your and pleasure shall be kpown there. Majesty at a former period, and no

upon.' provision had been made by the Legislature of the island for olergymnen

We woderstand that the Deputies of the Established Church. The

of the Dissenting Congregations in Lords of the Committee, adverting

and pear London, for the Protection to the circumstance of this act be

of the Civil Rights of Dissenters, ing a second attempt by the Legis. have presented an Address of Thanks lature of the island of Jamaica to

to the Lords of the Council, forpass a law of this nature, and fore

their wise and liberal conduct in seeing the inconvenience that may

this affair. . :: arise from a recurrence of this practice, are humbly of opinion, That

- OTAHEITE.. ari additional instruction should be Tee following pleasing event pas given to the several governors of mentioned at the last Annual Meetyour Majesty's islands in the Westing of the Missionary Society:

A scaman, on board a trading Protestant Missionaries, in 1 T06: veggel, called at Otaheite, and, The happy occasion had been loner, through the blessing of God on the anticipated, and was marked with preacbing of the Missionaries there, demonstrations of joy and gladness was called to the knowledre of the The people, as we are informed, truth. Afterwards he was removed walked in procession to the churches, to a man of war, and became the carrying palms in their hands, and happy instrument, by his eonversa. singing the 98th Psalm; ard, after tion and example, of bringing thir- offering up praises and thanksgiving teen or fourteen of his companions to the Most High, they heard a serto a sense of their lost state, and mon suitable to the day :-“Blessed their need of salvation by Jesus is the people that know the joyfud Christ. Their conduct for a con- sound." siderable time past. has been such 28 to afford much hope, that they METHODISTS NOT COWARDS. also have been called by the grace Ectract of a Letter from a Sailor of God..

"" on board his Majesty's Ship Sea- * A spelling book and calechism, on in the Otaheitan tongue, are now

Horse, to his Molkor, daled Malo

ta, July 31, 1808. printing by the society, in order te facilitate the instruction of the na

66 I shall now relate a circumtives by the Missionaries.

stance which it concerns you to

know, We are refitting in this NEW SOUTH WALES.' place, after an engagentent with a

Turkish frigate, of 52 guns and PROPOSALS have been circulated 540 men, and a corveite, of 24 for instituting a LENDING LIBRARY,

gups and 2 mortars. The corvette, for the general benefit of the in

we believe, was sunk, as she disaphabitants of New South Wales. In

peared after the first broadside we that colony, books of every kind

gave her. The frigate we took, are extremely scaree; it is there

after an engagement of nearly five fore highly desirable that a public hours, having shot away her mizen library should be formed, contain: mast, and fore and main top masts ;. ing books suited to the poor settlers her killed were 163, the wounded " employed in agrieullure, the sol. 195, while there were no more diers, and the couricts. Those who than five of our people killed, and.. have a disposition to improve their

ir eight wounded. minds, have, at present, scarcely

. *. In such an affair as this, you any opportunity on account of the may wish to know what were my want of books.' Treatises on divi- feelings:- then, really I longed for nity and morals, history, voyages the action. We were at quarters and travels, agriculture in all its

nearly two hours before the action

nearly branches, mineralogy, and practical comnienced, during which time I. mechanics, would be peculiarly ac- had many thoughts :- Shall I be ceptable. Donations for this pur: killed or wonaded? I felt confipose in money, books, or tracts, will dence in c

dence in God, that he would deal

kindly with me. I. prayed that I Samuel Marsden, chaplain to the

might not see any fall near me, or colony, at Mr. William Wilson's, if they did, that it might not affect No. 150, Fenchurch Street, London. me. My prayer was answered.

o I chose the most dangerous sta INDIAN JUBILEE.

tion. The question was put, * The year 1806 being the hun- «Who shall load the guns a' All dredth year (or the second fiftieth) were silend till I spoke. A consulta. siace the gospel first visited the tion was held, aod I took the office peninsula of ladia, a jubliee was apparently unwelcome to others.. celebrated by the Hindoo churches, My reason was, --- I am called a On the 9th of July, in commemo. Methodist, they think us cowards: ration of the arrival of the Airst two and I wished to copyince them that

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