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we are not ; and I believe that now Sophocles. Second class : Hebrew most people on board are satisfied Gen. xv.; Latin, Wilsius on the on that head.”
True Divine.' Third class : Hebrer, T. C. N. Isaiah xl. Fourth class : Greek,
Demosthenes and Homer. Fifth Augsburg, June 22. class : Latin, Virgil. - The whole There has just appeared a royal of the exercise reflecting high hoa edict of considerable length, rela. pour upon the ability of the tutors tive to the religion and religious and the diligence of the students, corporations of Bavaria. It de- afforded a pledge to the churches of clares that an absolute liberty of a rising ministry, furnisbed with conscience is guaranteed to all the promising talents and respectable inhabitants of Bavaria. Every per literary attainments. son may chuse and exercise what. AL. Waugh, A. M. Chairman, ever religion he picases, as soon as Joan HUMPARYS. he shall have obtained the age of W. B. COLLYER, D. D. twenty years, without any prejudice Mr. Gleed and Mr. Durant en to his civil rights. This regulation gaged in prayer. The next morna applies to both sexes. The making ing there was an association of the of proselytes, either by force or art, ministers educated in this Instituis prohibited. If in the contracts iion: many very inieresting acof marriage, the parties, being of counts were given of the success of different religions, have stipulated their labours in the formation of that in which their children shall be Sunday Schools ; Benevolent Socieeducated, that stipulation shall be ties for relieving the sick poor, legally followed ; but if there be no vestry libraries, and the distribution such agreement, the male children of tracts. The churches in general, shall be brought up in the religion were reported to be in a flourishing of the father, and the female in that state; and considerable effects were of the mother; foundlings shall be said to have been produced by brought up in the religion of him village preaching. It was recomor her who shall be charged with mended to the ministers, that when their education. - From the Times, they discovered any candidates for 7 July 11th.
the ministry, they should; if possit ble, attend to tie improveinent of
their miods, and the exercise of LONDON. .
their talenis, previous to their being
recommended to the Academy. HOSTON ACADEMY.'.
In the evening, thc Rev. Mr. GoreJUNE 21. A numerous meeting preached from 1 Thess. ii. 3; 4; of the supporters of this institution On the Trust committed to Minist was held in the adjoining Chapel,
ters: Mr. Dennant, of Halesworth, when three of the students delivered and Mr. Harris, of Cambridge, en orations on the following subjects: gaged in prayer. Collections were
Mr. Harrison, The Advantages made both days for the benefit of of Christianity to a Nation : Mr.J. the lastitution, which amounted Percy, the Chief Hindrances of the nearly to 1001. Propagation of the Gospel; Mr. Slate, the Subserviency of Divine
CHESKŮNT COLLEGE. Providence to the Progress of Din , On Thursday, the 29th of June, vine Truth. Mr. Durant, of Poole, was held at the College the Severtheu read the following report : teenth Anniversary of this lustilo6. The undersigned having had the tion. It was very numerously atsatisfaction of being present at the tended by friends from London and Examination of the Students in the the adjacent villages, and the prea Huxion Academy, on Friday, June priely, as well as ability, with which · 16, 1809, beg to express their satis- the service was conducted, afforded faction on that occasion. The order great satisfaction. The chapel, of reading was as follows: -- Pirst which is a very neat building, and class : Chaldce, Dan. iv. ; Greek, will contain about 500 persons, was
crowded ; and those who could not on the friends of the gospel. It is gain admittance, were accommo. a prominent feature in the plan of dated with seats on the outside. tbis Seminary, that no young man For convenience of hearing, the shall be admitted until he bas given services were performed, as usual satisfactory evidence, both of per, on these occasions, near one of the sonal religion, and of talents for windows, in an erection fitted up the ministerial profession. for that purpose. Divine worship On Tuesday, July 4. Mr. James commenced with a selection from Bridgeman and Mr. Thos. Griffiths. the Common Prayer, with appro- late students at Cheshunt College. priate psalms and lessons. Dr.
were publicly set apart to the work Draper, the president, then delivered
of the ministry, at the late Countess a short introductory address, and of Huntingdon's Chapel, Spa-fields, called upon three of the senior stu. The Rev. L. Kirkman began the serdents to deliver themes, which they
vice with prayer; Dr. Draper, Predid, upon the following subjects :
sident of Cheshunt College, delivered Mr. Keyworth, on The Duty of Pro.
a short Introductory Address, in pagating the Gospel of Christ;'
which he explained the Nature of Mr. Wardle, on • The best probable
Ordination, as practised in the Pri. means of accomplishing such an
mitive Church; he then called upon important end ;' and Mr. Howes,
the eandidates to relate the partion. The probable consequences of
culars of their conversion by divine using proper means for promul.
grace, and of their call to the gating the Gospel.' The Rev. T.
ministry; also, to declare their Bennett, of Birmingham, then
assent to the doctrinal Articles of prayed; after which, the Rev. R.
the Church of England, which had Stodhart, formerly a student at this
been previously read. This part of College, and now minister of Pell
the service made a great impression, Street Chapel, preached a suitable
and appeared to give peculiar satissermon, from 1 Cor. ii. 2. The
faction to all present. The Rev. president then reported the result
Thomas Bennett, of Birmingham, of the last public examination of
then offered the ordination prayer ; the students, as it respected their
Dr. Draper delivered a short but
Dr. Deaner de literary attainments, which was
as impressive charge, founded on Acts highly satisfactory. Dr. Draper
XX. 28; and the Rev. J. Griffiths proceeded to deliver a most af.
concluded the service with prayer. fectionate and impressive charge to Mr. Keyworth, who had been called to the knowledge of the truth under his ministry, and had just
NOMERTON ACADEMY. closed his academical studies; the On Tuesday, June 27, the Annual Rev. John Finley chosed the services Orations were delivered by the three of the day with prayer, It will be students to whom that service in gratifying to the friends of this In- rotation belonged, at the Rey, B.. stitution, which is supported by Gaffee's Meeting-house, New Broad subscriptions and voluntary contri Street, before a large and most rebutions, to learn that the List of spectable auditory. The subjects of Annual Subscribers received upon the orations were the following: this occasion several additions. 1. The lmportance of an accurate Also, that several persons, from a Study of the Philosophy of the conviction of the utility of such a Human Mind, in Promoting the seminary, made an increase to their knowledge of Revealed Religion. former subscriptions : but, though By Mr. Fox. the Trustees have to acknowledge 2. The Description and the Blesswith gratitude the increasing pros. ings of a Devotional Spirit. . By perity of the Institution, yet the Mr. Brackstone. heavy expenses attending such an 3. The Portraiture of a Christian undertaking, and which have in Minister. By Mr. Notcuit. creased with the pressure of the On the succeeding day the usual tiines, call for unremitted exertions Examination was conducted in the XV!!
Academy at Homerton. The junior in the House of Peers by Lord Sid, siudents were examined as to their mouth, That a return should be progress in Classical and Hebrew mnade of the number of persons who Literature; and the seniors, with bad received licences (as they are respect to the subjects of the Lec- called) to become Dissenling Minis. tures through the past session, ters, during the last 50 years. The in Mathematical, Philosophical, profesyed object of this motion was, Critical, and Theological learning. to prevent the abuse of the Toler. The Oratio Academica was delivered ation Act, by improper persons ob, by Mr. Small, a senior student, on taining (through such licences) an the well-known distich :
exemption from civil ofices and Ingenuas didicisse fideliter arles
burdens, to which other persons are Emollit mores, nec sinii esse feros.
fiable. His Lordship, and others
who supported the motion, exStrong approbation was generally
pressed, at the same time, their and very handsomely expressed by
regard for the preservation of that the constituents and other friends
religious liberty, which the Toler, of this venerable seminary, with
ation Act secures, and their wish regard to both the public and the
not to trench upon it by the reguprivate exercises of this Aoniversary.
lations which they judged it neces. It may here be proper to con
sary to make for the prevention of tradict a prevalent supposition, that
abures in future. the endowments of the Homerton
As the Dissenters are deeply conAcademy are adequate to its sup
cerned in any alteration which may port. This has never been the case;
be made in that great bulwark of and, at present, the number of stu
their privileges, it is certainly dents being. 18, with the certainty
their duty to keep a watchful eye of a further addition after the vaca
on the progress of this business. tion, and the other expences of the
A meeting was, therefore, called of Institution being very much in
the three denominations of Diş: creased, it is necessary to solicit the
senters, at Dr. Williams's library, aid of the friends of evangelical
Red Cross Street, London, on Thurstruth and solid learning; who, it is
day, June 15; when a Committee hoped, will exert themselves in en
was appointed to consider of the deavouring to procure, by subscrip
most proper steps to be taken oq tions or otherwise, an addition to
this occasion. We hope that some the means already possessed for its wise and calm measures will be support.
adopted, agreeable to all parties. Toleration Act.
Merchants' Lecture. - On Wed, Orr Readers in general, and our Desday, July 5, the Rev. Dr. Winter Dissentiog Readers particularly, have was chosen one of the Lecturers at doubtless noticed, with some degree Broad Street, in the room of the of anxiety, the motion laiely made Rev. Mr. Barber, who has resigned.
DEATH OF MR. CRAN. LETTERS have just been received by the Directors from Mr. Loveless, at Madras, and from Mr. Des Granges, at Vizigapatam, dated Jan. 20 and Feb. 27, 1809. By these letters they have received the very afflicting information of the death of a most worthy and valuable missionary, Mr. George CRAN. Concerning this mournful event, his colleague, Mr. Des Granges thus writes: -! Our dear brother was severely attacked by a bilious fever in November last, which in a few days reduced him to a very weak and low state of body. By the advice of the physician, he undertook a tour to the northward, in company with Major-General Gondie,' &fer
He appeared, for a time, to have gained strength, but became much worse, when, at a town called Chicacole, about 74 miles from Vizigapatam. Dr. Fleming, perceiving his danger, wrote to Mr. Des Granges, who immediately set off to visit him, but did not arrive till six hours after he had breathed his last. On Mr. D. devolved the painful office of committing his remains to the grave. He closed a holy and useful life on Friday, Jan. 6. •This,' says Mr. D. 'was a severe stroke to me. I had great difficulty to bear up under it; but God strengthened me! He assuaged my grief for the moment, and forced me to say, Thy will be done! Still my heart is heavy, and reflection on my loss makes me lament over the mountains of India, as David lamented over the mountains of Gilboa, om the loss of his beloved Jonathan.'
Mr. D. has sent extracts of letters from Mr. Cran, written to him during bis journey, which shew the pious state of his mind, and the earnest desire he retained to the last to be useful. He had acquired the Telinga lan. guage, and preached in it but a few days before his death. In a letter, dated Chatterpore, Dec. 17, he says, I have spent many pleasant bours with the natives, and found many very desirous to know more of the gospel. Travelling among them, and proclaiming the good news of salvation; is certainly delightful work.'
Mr. Loveless expresses himself, in relation to this distressing circumstarce, thus: “It has pleased the all-wise Disposer of events to take to himself our dearly beloved brother, George Cran. He fell asleep in Jesus on the 6th instant, at Chicacole, whilst on a journey with Major-General Gowdie for the benefit of his health, which also afforded him an excellent opportunity of preaching the gospel to the natives'; in which blessed work he was employed till within a few days of his death. Brother Des Granges had the painful office of interring his dearly beloved colleague at a distance from home, and among strangers, having also been deprived of the painful pleasure of receiving his dying cominands, and hearing from his lips those profession's of faith in the glorious gospel, which he was so desirous of making known to the perishing millions of Hindoostan, and which brother D. would have communicated for the comfort of his friends and fellow. labourers, and the edification of the church at large.'
How mysterious,' he justly adds, ' are the ways of Providence, in thus removing a young man, in the prime of life, who had just attained the knowledge of the language, by which he was enabled to make koown to the poor Heathen · the unsearchable riches of Christ ! In this we are called to be still, and know that he is God;' and, though mysterious, his ways are neither unwise, unjust, nor unkind, as we shall see hereafter. O that this may have a due influence on me, to make me more zealous and devoted in the work of the Lord, and to incline many to offer themselves as Missionaries in this couotry, where millions are crying, 'Come over and help us.'
To these pious reflections no addition is necessary. The residue of the Spirit is with the Lord, who, we trust, will strengthen the Mission by the speedy arrival of the brethren Gordon and Lee, who sailed from America in May last, to join the brethren at Vizigapatam.
Aa account of the pleasing appearances which this Mission now presents must be reserved for our next Number.
MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c. A few Friends at Bicester, Oxon. by the Rev. R. Fletcher - 5 11 0 * A. L. (a second donation) Rev. W. Kemp and Friends, Swansea
-- 17 12 5
A Circular Letter has been issued by the Directors to the Friends of the
Missionary Society, with the following Statement annexed ; to which we respectfully request the attention of our numerous readers :Account of the STATED Income of the M1881OXART Sooitty in the Year
ending the 31st of May, 1809, compared with the Expenditure during the same period. RECEIVED. · L. . d.,
PAID. L. So d. Dividends on & s. d.
Disbursements, on Ac- ' Stocks . 885 0 0
count of the several i Deduct (Pro
Missions, the Educa. . perty Tax) 88 10 0
tion and Outfit of Mis. 796 10 01
sionaries, &c. .. 7011 19 6 Return of Property Tax
on the Amount of the
above Dividends 89 10 ok. . Annual Subscriptions 1245 16 6|| Annual Collections, in- . cluding those' at the
|| Amount of Receipts, as Anniversary Meeting 1829 5 7 || per Contra ... 3960 2 1
It will appear from the above Account, that, notwithstanding the inereased Amount of the Annual Collections, the regular Income of the So• ciety fell short of tho Expenditure by the sum of Three thousand six hundred and fifty-one pounds seventeen shillings and five pence; towards which balance, the sum of £857. 148. Ad. has been received in occasional Contributions and Legacies, leaving an actual balance of £2794. 33. Id. upon the expenditure of last year unprovided for ; from which the Directors presume, that the necessity of more vigorous exertions by the Friends of the Missionary Society in obtaining Annual Subscriptions, and in making Annual Collections for the benefit of the Institution, will be obvious, when it is understood, that, in the present state of its finances, nearly one half of the expenditure is to be provided for by casual means.
its walls. Donations and Subscrip.
tions are thankfully received by G. The First Anniversary of the
Creed, Esq. Stoke House, near PlyPlymouth Asylum for Female Peni.
mouth, the treasuror; and by the Tents, was held on Friday, Feb. 3;
Rev. S. W. Gandy, the chaplain to
the institution, Plymouth. when an excellent sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. Hawker,
SCHOOL OF INDUSTRI. from Isa. xiv. 32, “ What shall one then answer the messengers of the Dear Sir, Duxford, Feb. 10, 1809. pation ? That the Lord hath found. AGREEABLY to your request, I ed Zion, and the poor of his people send you a brief Account of the shall trust in it." After service the Rise and Progress of our School of Governors and Subscribers adjourn. Industry. When we came first to ed to the London Inn, to hear the the village, in April, 1795, we found Report of the Committee, from the children totally ignorant of which it appeared, that sioce the needle work, and without any means opening of the asylum, 24 penitents of instruction. Most of the poor had been received, many from dis. families were in the habit of pul. tant counties and places. Some of ting out their linen to make. This, this number have been placed at together with a desire of giving, service with pious and respectable them religious instruction, induced families; others have been restored Miss Thompson to begin a school, to their friends, with mutual joy and confining her number to 19; bat thankfulness, and 15 remain within these rapidly improving, and others