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ling with God, she addressed berself ber of it may appear as a burning in the following language: " Let and shining light'!' After this she my God be yoor God, and you will bocaine much exhausted, and rea kod him a faithful, a merciful, and clined, as if nature was dissolving s gracious God! love him, serve faintly adding, “Come, come, Lord him, and obey him, and you will Jesus! receive my spirit ! into thy had that pleasure and deligbt there. hands I freely resign it! Why are in which I have found! 0, Matilda! thy chariot-wheels so long in com: I hope yoy will follow me, as far as ing ?' I have followed Christ, and that The violence of her pain havo you will make a profession, both in ing now subsided, every symptome privale and public! You scc the announced an alınost immediate uncertainty of all things here, -- chenge ; but the hour was not yet they are fading and dying! lo arrived. On the Monday morning reading the Scriptures, in prayer she appeared desirous of speaking and meditation, there is to be found again to those whose welfare lay so real pleasure ! To love Christ, to near her heart; and, though not seck him, and to commune with without great difficulty, on a count him, is the greatest pleasure a Chris- of extreme weakness, said, in ans. tian can enjoy! I hope you will wer to an onguiry how it was in her commune with the cburch below, mind, I am bastening on to a and then follow me to the church better world ; and I hope that every, above !
one of you, my dear relatives, will • A feeble saint shall win the day,
be prepared to follow me! and may • Tho' Death and Hell obstruct the the Lord support. you on a dying
bed with that fortitude with which About the middle of tbe' day &
be has supported me!' After this considerable change wao visible in
she spoke but little ; and the followher sonntenance, and likewise in ing day she sweetly fell aslcep in ber own feelings. , Sbe they ex.
Jesus. Thus terminated the mortal pressed a desire that all her pear?
life of this amiable young Christkindred might be called into the
jan. Her work was finished at an soom; when, as if taking her last
carly bour ; but the spirituality adieu, she addressed them to the
of bor temper and conversation, following effect, in a sttain of pecu.
evinced a mind ripe for the enjoy. liar solemnity : My dear parent,
ment of Heaven and we have no my dear brothers, and my dear
: doubt but she is gone to receive a ater, I commend you all to God!
vi crown which fadoth not away. Let others do as they will, may it
A very suitable and impressive be your resolution to serve the
discourse was preached on the ocLord! He is a good, a compassion
casion, by Mr. Hickman, the next ate, a kind, and a gracious God!
Lord's Day, from Psalm xxxix. 7; 0! may you all be followers of
u and which, according to her desire, Christ, and the Lord prosper every
was addressed to young people. nep you take! Make it mapifort that you are bougbt with a price,
RECENT DEATH. hot with such contemptible things The Rev. Archibald Bell diod as silver and gold, but with a Re June 9, 1809, at Epping, where be doemer's blood ! May you be sup. had resided for some time. He was ported on my being taken from formerly a minister of the gospel at you! - May it impress your minds Cheshunt, then at Wellingborough, 'with the uncertainty of timel-May and since at Sheffield; where, about every one of you know, every soul four years ago, he was seized with experimentally know, what it is to a paralytic stroke while preaching be made meet for the inheritance of on Luke xiii. 7. The last words he the saints in glory, that when the attempted to utter were, Christ is boor of death shall come, you may precious !' He was interred by the be prepared to be with Jesus, Rev. Mr. Muston, who preached his which is far better! May the Lord funeral-sermon on the Lord's Day prosper this family, that every mem following
Four Sermons, preached in London, Huntingdon's connection, and there
at the Fifteenth General Meeting are the characteristics of tbe third of the Missionary Socioly, May discourse. In the last we recognize · 10, 11, 12, 1809. By the Rev. the easy flow of sentiment, and the
James Peddie, Edinburgh ; John ehaste simplicity of manner, which Clayton, Jun. I.ondon ; J. R. we have been led to consider as a Richards, Hull; and J. K. Mar. Very general characteristic in the tyn, Jun. M. A. Pertenhall. Also, pulpit productions of the serious The Report of the Directori. Buo, clergy in the Church of England. prise 38.
The first sermon is founded on *: Iş our Magazine for June, we
Psalm xlv, 11, and is appropriately inserted a brief analysis of these dis entitled “Jehovah's Care to Percoursos. Our present object is,
petuate the Rodeemer's Name.' It therefore. only to give our opinion is indeed a most instructive and on the theological and literary
gratifyiug display of genius, knowcharacter of each sernion. To the ledge, and the benignant spirit of konsiderate reader, it will not afford
true Christianity. We would cite surprize that we find so inach to
the beautiful oxurdium, had it not spprove and to admire, and so little already appeared in this work, as an that even captious criticism, witb.
Priciom with. introduction to the accouąt of the out gross injustice, could rebuke.
last General Meeting of the Society. When men of sound piety, sanctified We cannot, however, forbear to feeling, and approved talents, are quote another excellent passage engaged in a service which relates •Nor let it be supposed that the to the most grand and exalted name of Jesus at present surviver theme that can occupy the soul of in consequence of any of those man, and under circumstances emi. happy accidents, or of that labore Acntly calculated to kindle the sa. ious research by which ancions cred passions, and raise to higher monuments have been recoverod warmih as brighteess all the and names of great errinence repative ardour, something consider, stored to the admiration of man. ably above inediocrity is with rea kind. At no period was the came son expected.
of Jesus altogether forgotten. Dark " It strikes us as an observation not ages intervened since the publice unworthy of being made, that the tion of it by his apostles, ago distinguishing features of the reli. darkened by rudeness of manners, gious denominations to which the and iguorance of the sciences and preachers belong, rospectively ap- arts which adorn buman life, but pear in each discours. The riche darkened more by a ibick cloud of mess of well-digested theological superstition, which partly copccaled sentiment, and the philosophie pro. and partly distorted the peculiar fundity and accuracy of views on doctribes of the gospel, but, ja the constitution and affectious of the periods of greatest darkness, the human mind, which distinguish when Ignorance and Superstition thé evangelical clergy of Scotland, spread their deepest and broadest are manifest in the first of the ser. shades over the Qations, tbe lamp mons. The second is inarked with which God has ordained for his ene habit of illustration, and the anointed' continued to burn, and method of exact arrangemeot, which spread some foeble rays of know. predominato in the English Dissent ledge of the name and doctrines of jog Schoul. Zoal and love, honest, Christ around the favoured spots in fervid, and awakening, though they which it was placed. At the revival may be less regular in cousccutive of learning, in the close of the Af. order of thought, are geaerally un tecnth, and the reformation of reli. derstood to mark the sermons of gion in the beginning of the six ministers in the late Counters of teer locatury, the nain sof Gbri
was not re-discovered, after having conveyed to the friends of Ziang been for ages lost. The rubbish than that which is supplied by the indeed was then in part removed, subject which has now passed under and the darkness dispelled which review. Even in limes of public had concealed much of its glory degeneracy and alarm, you may from those who knew and sincerely dismiss your fears respecting the loved it. It was brought forward perpetuily of the church; ,lu spite more fully and advantageously to or all that Satan and his agents can view, and exhibited with more of effect, every sucreeding age shall its native splendor and grace than produce characters who will espouse in any, preceding period since the her hoy cause ; por shall the godly deccase of the apostles, to the faith remnant be ever, cut off from the and love, to the worship, and obe- earth. The politial commotions dience of mankind; but in all the too, which agitate states and emgenerations witici preceded, as well, pires, 80' far from proving detrias in those subsequent to the reforn mental, shall actually become sub. mation of Luther, the naine of serviept to the promotion of her Chrisi was remembered. There has interests. Christian!! we have been, po monent of time of woich done with the cry, · The church is it can be said that Christianity was in danger!' Faith in the perfccextinct. To bowever low a stale tions of God, and in the care of her religion was reduced, some were living head, enables us to triumph still found who with the heart over the limid apprehensions of believed in the name of Christ, who nature, or the pusillanimity of a confessed it with their mouths, who sectarian spirit. The Lutheran honoured it by their cooversation, Church may totter, the Episcopa, who published it in their minigiry, lian Church may tremble, the Prese and who sealed their ieslimony with byterian Kirk may fall, and the their bloed.''
name of the Dissecting Church may . The second sermon is on the be forgotten; but the true church, Final Triumph of the Church over extracied from each, and composed her Enemies, an Encouragement to of all kindreds, nations, tongues, the Zealous Exertions of her friends, and people,' can never sink into from Isajah xxix. 3. In this weil- ruin! God is our refuge and composed and animaled discourse,' strength, a very present help in the enemics of the Church of Christ trouble; therefore will not we fear, are erúin erated: “The Papers of though the earth be removed, and Daikuess, - lúolitrous Nations, - though the mountains be carried Infidels and Sceptics, -- Perscculors, into the niidst of the sea;' and as
and the Licentious ånd Profane. it was one mark of a good Roman The malignant expectations of citizen, never to despond of the for. Zion's focs are forcibly described as lunes of the Republic, -80 Chris. imaginary, confuses, transient, and tians should never despair of the fallacious. That the church shall safety and prosperity of that kingenjoy a final triumph, the preacher dom, whose foundations are inarī ues from ihe Power of her movable as the basis of the Eternal's Saviour and Protector (styled, with throne.' evident improprieis,' her illustrious
; (îo be concluded in our next.) alwww.the Extent of her Resources, in the Force of her Aims, -, and the Eropirctic 'Representations of her
A Reply to the Pamphlets lately puba Destiny. "The clcquent preacher
lished, in Defence of the London then concludes with an energetic cxborlation to hope, contidence,
i''male Penitentiary ; wilk fun
ther Remarks upon the Dangerous perseverance, and firmness in mis
Tendency of that Institution. By sionary undertakings. Our readers inay furin a conception of the tone of sentiment and tie słyls, from the Ir grieves us to find that the aufollowing passat : :
thor of this diffuse Reply is so car• Stronger consolation cannot be ried away by prejudice against the Penitentiary, as to remain quite up. we enquire and examine for our convinced by the various Angwers. seives, the more we are convinced which have been given to his former of their beneficial tendency to restore objections ! We are extreinely con... the wandering female to her right cerned to observe, that while he pro- mind, and as a useful member of fesses to act on Christian principles, society.' P. 25. he continues unblushingly to misre. The pamphlet before 11s is written present the design of this noble institu- with much inore attention and cortion, asifit excluded all real peoitents rectness, as to style and graigmar, and seduced females, but opens wide than Mr. Hale's former Address: its doors to the most debased, aho. but it is deficient in methodical minable, and hardened prostitutes! arrangement and lucid order, s@
To reason with so unreasonable an abundant io repeiitions of the same author wujuld be vain and fruitless : sentiment and phrascology, that we he seems determined to close both scarcely kaow where to begin, or his eyes and his ears, lest a ray of how to collect the scattered hints of evidence mhould gain admission; the author into distinct points of and, we are told oil good authority, view, . that he has even resisted all the ins. We find him, in the outset, devitations which he has lately re- claring (p. 2) That the different ceived to visit and examine the in- publications of his opponenis • ara terior of the Peuntertiary! Such a not only at variance with each other, disputant must be left to follow his but with themselves;' and presently own inventions and ignes fatui; but, after, at p. ll, he says, That there for the sake of our readers in gene- is a peculiar şamencss, which runs ral, it becomes us to treat bis ob through thein all.' He confessco servations with some degree of at the pamphlets against him were tention, knowing how easy it is to wriiten by persons actuated by the diffuse prejudice and error. It is in purest intentions' (p.1); and yet, the power of any person to spread that they have all taken the most
firebrands, arrows, and death;' the unfair methods of misrepresenta. bapeful effects of wbich ought, how. tion, by exhibiting him to the ever, to be counteracted by every law. public as sayin; what he never said, ful means, and every lover of good and asserting principles the very oporder. We, as friends and admirers posile io what he felt :' p. 6. He of the London Female Penitentiary, affiris, indeed, notwithstanding have additioual motives to step for their pure intentions,' that the ward in its detence; - we have advocates of the Penitentiary have openly avowed our decided attach deceived the public,' by representing ment to its objects; and are con- that crime (whoredom) as a trivial strained by a sense of duty to expose offence, which appears of all others the fallacious grounds of Mr. Hale's the most delesiabic in the sight of opinions. The author gives us e edit God;' and that the whole of the for being men who will not support pamphlets written in support of the any favourite institution at the Penitentiasy, are littic short of the expence of truth :' he solemnly arguments of a special pieader in de
calls upon the Reviewers of the fence of prosulutes ! - overloaded Evangelical Magazine to reconsider with fulsome phrases, too disgusting the subject ;' and we assure him, to be read by wiose who have just that we should candidly acknow ideas of that awfui crime;' p. 64,63. ledge we have been mistaken,' if his He includes in his censure the Reassertions or alleged tacts had pro- viewers of the Evangelical Magaduced any change in our judgment. zine, those literary watchmen of Our sentiments are founded on ma- the public morais ;'and thinks, that ture and carelui observation, in this the reigious public, or at least the and similar establishments: we have supporters of the London Female pot bastily taken up a notion in ta. Penitentiary,' have followed the exvoor of Penitenciaries, and then de a apie or the fashionable world, in
termined to maintain it, in spite of applying soft and delicate terms to · opposing evidence, but the more the gin of adultery !!
We appeal to the successive Plans affairs of life, and men who haya and ibe Reporls of the Subscribers deeply studiod the human charucier? to this Institution, we appeal to Does the solitary author assume to the general tenor of the painphlets himself the privilege of possessing a kalely pablished in its defence, we larger share of wisdom, experience, appeal to the pages of our own Ma. and foresight than all these indivi. gazine, and to the religious public, chals put together? Docs Mr. H. who know our conduct and our presume to think, that he alone was pripeiples, whether or not this qualified to point out the tendency odious remark of Mr. Halo has the and nooral consequences of such ioslightest foundation! Adultery and stitutiors as this, several of which whoredom are regarded by ourselves Kad existed and flourished long be. and the advocates of the Penilen: fore the London Female Penitentiary, as the word of God represents tiary was proposed to the shrine them, --sips most abominable, most of his lame then let us all bow with miscbiorous, most subversive of the hamble acquiesceace and adnira:
peace of society, and directly con. tion ! · Irary to God's holy will and com . The author hints that a great
maandmenis. 'If we could believe part of the religious world are carthe Penilcntiary has, in any degree, ricd away by this fashionable cha. conduced to lessen the enormity and rity, which has already becoine the katred of these crimes ainong men, most popular test of benevolcoce, We'would be the first to'erake our and given birth to others of á sini. bames from its List of Subscribers, Lar description' (0.17): 'that the and to overturn the massy pillars-on püblic papers of the day, as well as which it stands." We believe the The Evangelical Magazine,' have taet to be the very reverse of this; reprobated his late Address upon the and are greally mortified to observe Dangerous Tendency of the Peniten. Hoy encandidiy Mr.Haic treats, sot tiary (p. 7); that it is taken up only bis adversarics, but some of so sfrenuously by the religions world, his best friends! If we had not been advocated so warmly by the most recustomed to look at Mr. Hale's popular preachers of the day, and religious profonion, and the rank he carried on with that degree of enholds as a deacon in his own church, thusiasm, which will ensure ample We should have been less astonished resourccs,' &c. (p. 22); - so that, at these calumnies, and at tho charge ! in attacking this institution, he did be brings against an Institution, de it at the certain risk of encountering signed to improve the public mor a much greater portion of opposition rals; but which,' he sagely fore from evangelical ministers, as well as tells, will indict a deeper wound on more censure from friends, and mai the morals of society than can at levolence from enemies,' than if he present be conceived of by the reli had attacked any other similar chagious world :' p. 6, 142. Surely this rity: p. 28. Nevertheless, gentle gentleman's opinion of his own ex reader, Mr. A. boasts that be baš traurdinary discernment is seldom to almost uniuersally found the dis he equalled! He calls the rewards cerning public hostile to the pripto virtut, which are given by the ciple of the Penitentiary ;' p. 8. Managers of the Penitertiary, 'a' How those concessions and deduce preinium for rice' (Ps 9); -and the tions are to be reconciled we know methods which they tako to turn not; but the author's logic being of prostitutes from the error of their a superior kind, it may enable him to ways, he thinks evinces the deter. draw the most favourable conclusion mination of these Managers to pal from such unfavourable premises! kate the awful crime of wióro. We, forsooth, should have thence dom:' page 2). Does he not supposed, that the discerning pube know that this charity is supported lic almost universally approved the aud conducted by a considerable principle of the Penitentiary,' un. Bumber of niinisters of the gospel, ices its becoming fashionable is an mang laymen of great intelligeure, evidence of vnpopularity, and its pensas well versed in the crimga boing carried yo with cothusiasta