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tentiary may ultimately prove as thousands of finally rained females, beneficial as the intentions of its might have been celebrating, with supporters are pure. It is wise to the Harlut of Nain, the riches of . be on the safe side. Should niy at that grace, the viriue of that briood, teinpts prove fatally successful, even and the efficacy of that power, hy my own views may change. Shall I which ihe,' chief of sinners' inay ba be able to bear my own reflections restored to religion, Looho iness, apd should such events occurs. May to God? No, Sir, it is utierly iinthey pot inflict mapy a severe pa's possible; ind the misgiving of upon my heart? May they not dis- heart' which you even now betray, burb the tranquillity of many other- by the words if I am not much den wise peaceful hours, and cast even ceivedl,' is an ominous prognostic of a cloud upon the closing scene of my the cnotions with woch, at that life? - If such thoughls as ihese awful season, you would contemhave occurred to you, they scem, plate the sat al sucrets of your at. Sir, to have made but a slight ima tempt! You would then wizii, Sir, pression upon your mind, for you that writings of such a' dangerous say, the more I reflect upon the tendency' as yours, were buried in subject, the inore I am convinced of the Vault of the Capuleis,' or any the truth of the sentiments I have : other vault, that night for ever advanced, and if I am not much des entomb thein in oblivion, whilst ceived, it will afford me peculiar sa- your 'ouly consolations' might be tisfaction to the latest period of my ihut; although your • zeal was existence that I have been the in- mieguided,' your molives were strument of warning the public good, and that you were not out against the baneful influence of the of the reach of that mercy, from Penitentiary. Indeed, Sir! and which you had been the instrusa would it then give you peculiar ment of excluding others! satisfaction' upon a dying bed, that we are obliged to de'er, until you had been the instrument of our next, the review of Mr. Blair': "shutting the gates of mercy' upon. Letler on the Inadequacy of the Poor multitudes of your perishing fellow. Luws, for employing, protecting, crealuses; that you had fatally in- and reclaiming Unforlunale Fe. terposed to prevent their rescue males, destilule of Work ;' in Ana from vice, and blocked up an avenue swer to Mr. Hale's Repły, annexed through which they might have re- tu Mr. Hudson's Strictures. turvedi to a condition of honest and virtuous life? would it in that awful hour, when both the percep
A Sermon, preached before the Som tion and sensibility of the conscience.
ciety for Missions to Africa and may be inconceivably quickened,
the East, May 23, 1809, by the and eternity is opening upon you,
Rev. Legh Richmond, M. A. would it then give you 'peculiar
als, the Report of the Commitice, satisfactson' that you had been the
&c. price instrument of suppressing an Asy After a long period, in which jum, where mullitudes of perishing the zeal of the Protestant Church. to. scmales might have heard ine sound promote the spreau of Christianity of that gospel, by means of which was most dormant, it must affiri the fornicators of Corinth became a high degree of gratification tools. holy members of a Cliristian church? serve the various dezominations of Would it, at inal solemn period, that body rousing themselves froin give yon peepliar satisfaction that their foriner stupor, and vigoronly you nad diininished the joy of the associating for the purpose of disa angels in Heaven,' who rejoice over fusiog throuhoni ine world the 000 simver that repenieth, more fragrance of the Saviour's naine. inan uver ninety and mine just per- · The Church of Rome shall no lon ser s0ns.?' Would you congratulate boat that they alone retam ilie yourself then, 'Sir, that, had it not mark of the ajostolic casereh, in beea lor your' misguided zeal,' and the display of apostol:c zeni to prom bunelul interposition, laundreds, yea pagate the religion of Christ. The
Churches of Protestants résolve to. As he views the map, be conjectures, wipe off the too.just reproach, and, hopes, fears; and, with much soliwith the zeal of Calholics, labeur to citade, contemplates his future diffuse a purer faith. It is with gains, or dreads impending losses. pleasure, therefore, we behold ihe The map is again laid down, and mioisters of Christ standing up in he has done with it. the midst of altentive multitudes, “The curious Traveller takes up and proving that · Love io Christ is the map of the world, and is oc. ihe only true motive to missionary cupied with the remembrance or exertion. This is the subject of anticipation of the various customs, Mr. Richmond's discourse, foundled manners, dresses, languages, buildoa the words of our Saviour io ings, and ceremonies, with a long Peter (John xxi. 16) • Lovest thou list of wonders and amusements, me ? Feed iny.sheep ;'-froin which that have engaged. his attention. he considers, l, The Nature and in such a way his imagination Design of the Commission given by travels over the whole globe ; and our Lord to Peter; and, 2, The then this man's contemplations on Application of the commandment the map are likewise concluded, to feed the sheep of Christ, as it "The Natural Philosopher invesrespects the Heathen Nations at pre- tigates the various productions of sent and our own exertions, in order this diversified globe with another to their conversion. These topics object. Theories of the earth's for. are discussed in a pleasing and inter- mation, the animal, vegetable, and esting manner, of which the follow- mineral kingdoms, the origin of ing passage may be considered as a volcanoes, the cause of earthquakes, just specimen :
the variations of the magneticneedle. • Consider the state of the world, all afford hiny endless subjects of its empires, nations, kindreds, and examination. Every continent, sea, tribes. When a inap of the world climate, and zone, which the map is presented to the eye, with what a presents to his eye, fornishes hin variety of affectious is it'viewed, with malter for inquisitive specuaccording to the character and puré lation; and then he has done with suits of the inspecior! ,
it also. • The mere Slatesinan diligently “But when the Christian beholds examines the magnitude, position, the world's map, he has a subject and boundaries of other countries, of investigation far beyond them with a sole reference to the political all. What they have overlooked aggrardizement of his own. Wars, and disregarded, is every thing to - conquests, treaties, alliances, and a him. His great enquiry is, . Shew multiiude of considerations con- me the visible kingdom of Christ : nected with ambition, power, and name the countries where Christ is national honour, dictate and accum- known and worshipped. O! whea pany all his speculations on the 'shall the kingdoms of this world beinap; and then he has dore with it, come the kingdoms of our Lord and and lays it down.
of his Christ :-when shall the HeaTie Merchant takes up the map, then fear the name of the Lord ?” and eagerly traverses the deline. “As his eye traverses the globe, ation of seas, eonligents, and islands, he sigbs over the awful contrast with anxistis enquiry as to pecu- which is different portfons exhibit. niary profit and loss, trade and mer. His own soul loves Jesus, the Sachandize. His thoughts are ab- 'viour of men; but how small a part sorbed in considering how much of those immense tracks of couclry may be gained by his speculations which the map presents to his view, to some disiant island or foreign &o much as know whether there be shore. He meditates on the track any Christ! - what nalious imof his vessel upon the ocean, marks mersed io Heathenish idolatry!--how iis courie upon the hazardous waves, many overrun with the tyrannical and is full of agitation with respect superstition of Mahomet! - yea, to its fate. There is his golden where even the name of Christ is treasure, and his heart is there also professed, how many are sunk into
the deep mire of Popish corruption, were ready to perish in the land of or virtual infidelity! How small & Assyria, and the outcasts in the land portion seems as yet to belong to. of Egypt,” are now worshipping the Christ !
Lord in his boly mount ! • He mourns over the prospect, sWe must defer the Report of the but does not lay down the map and Coinmittee till our next Number.] think no more of it. Again and again he takes it up, prays for the
Discourses delivered at the Ordisbsеp of Christ in distant lands, re. commends their case to God, and
nation of the Rev. Thomas Rafles, meditates plans for their deliver
at Hammersmilh, &c. 2s. 6d. ance. He surveys the vast con
The first of these Discourses, by tinents of Asia and Africa, and, for Mr. Humphries, describes the Nature the most part, it seerns to be dark of a Gospel Church, as constituted ness visible. Then he looks for his among Protestant Dissenters of the native island at home, endeared to congregational order. This is suchim by a thousand considerations; ceeded by a short relation of Mr. but most endeared on account of Raflles' experience, and a declarathe gospel light with which she is tion of his doctrinal sentiments. blessed; and shall not the rays of The Charge is by Dr. Collyer, that light soon be diffused, as from his friend and pastur, who, from à centre, to all the surrounding Acts xx. 28, directs his altention to world: Doth not à voice from his · Official Station, and the Duties above, in an especial manner, say attached to it.” In that part of his unto Britons, “Go ye into all the discourse 'which relates to the term world ?" - Wherefore? Goly for Overseer, he thus expresses his political aggrandizement, for mer- View,8 : chapdize, for travelling recreation, I do not wish to er:courage a for the collecting of philosophical Surious and false power, but a iegia rarities ? Are these your only ob- trivate authority. You are to lead, jects? No, saith the word : “Go not to be led ; -- to oversee, not to ye into all the world, and preach be overseen ; – to guide, not to be the gospel to every creature.” driven. You will always listen to
• From such a meditation on the the voice of reason and of friend. map, the Christian vetires, not to Sup; but you must not be at the alumber over his convictions of controul of mens' passions. » Yours duty, -- not to say much, and do is 1.vt al oppressor's rod vf iros, but nothing: he freighir a vessel to a shepherd's crook: let no man carry the “pearl of great price” to Wiesi it from your hand: to you it those who neither koow of its exist was consigned, with inte government ence nor its value ! - The mission which it implies: it is your safeary is on board the ship! - 'The mis guard, and the defence of the flock. senger of God is crossing the seas! It must not be concealed that this pot as formerly, "10 make the is a day in which such admonitions Æthiopians afraid," but to proclaim are necessary. There is a new the glad tidings of salvacion to the power springing up in Christian Heathen, --- topreach the gospel churches, which threrlens, by diviuto the poor, - to heal the 'broken. 'in, to govern; and, by ruling, to hearted, - to preach deliverance to desires. As it has no lc ai niko. the captives, and recovering of'sight rity, its assumed power is intolerabie to the blind." Whilst the Christian azd unlimited. We, who profess (0) at home, who has been the instru- maintain the independency of our ment of sending him forth oo this principles, and who reject domi. errand of love, anxiously waits to mation from any body of Coristians, hear the happy news ihal Dugon aliuw mea of influence in the world, is fallen upon his face to the ground from their property, to fill offices before the ark of the Lord;" to which they attaca undue importe ihat. Bel boweth down), and Nebo tince, and in which tn«y exercise, stoopeth, while the great truinpet 'not rule (and to that they have no is blow p;'' and that they “ which cla!u) but tyranny. Churches are
diminished, the lives of ministers 5, 1808. By the Ncv. Thomas cribittered, the cause of God in. Youny, of Canterbury. 18. jnied. Is this a detect in the sys. Both the Address to Mr. Stodtem, or an abuse of it? If it mea hart and the Serinon to the People, defect, it should be remedied; if it are founded on Colos. ii. 5-7, be an abuse, it should he corrected. «Though i be absent,' &c. In the You owe it in God, to your bre. Address, Mr. Young directs the at. thren, to your church, to yourself, tention of the minister to the by moderate, but firin ineasures, by charmio spirit by which St. Paul the independence of your principles, was aciuaicd, including his af. and the stability of your conduct, sectionale attachment to the church to oppose and to crusii the growing of Christ, nis high approbation of evil, wherever it exists, and so far church discipline, and his ardent as your personal influence extends. love lo evangelical truth,' In the It is a comiaoul cause ; it (emaods Discourse to the People, Mr. Young the adoption of prompt, unanimous, notices the peculiar excellencies by and vigorous exertions. Such an which the Colossian church was unauthoriz.d power is exposed and distinguished!, and the important condemned by the very authority maxims by which it was to be regu. which constituted you an 'over- lated.' A variety of truly evak. scer ;' and repels the invasion of relical and
gelical and interesting
practical jour rights. The apostle John, matter is to be found in these pages, who had so much of ihe mind of well worthy of the attention of Christ, threatened io ' remember
every minister and church, as well the deeds of Diotrephes, who loved as of the persons to whom it was to have the pre-eminence among originally addressed. his brethren.'
This passage, it seems, gave of. fence le suine persons; in conse
The Pulpit; or a Biographical und anence of which, a long pole is sub
Literary Account of eminent popu. joined, in vindication of it. As we
lar Preachers, interspersed with
occasional Clerical (rilicism. By are lovers of peace, we shall lake na
Onesimus., Vol. I. price 8s. part in the dispute, but leave the readers of the Charge to form their To name this work is to conown conclusions. We decline also demn it. Work, whep published, any so marks on the application of become the legitimate subjects of the word Clergyman to a Dissenting criticis n ; but, we think, not dig. Minister, which the Doctor vipuis courses delivered from the pulpit ; calex, iti a note, 7. 65, 66.
because, though nothing will com. The seninou to the church is by pensate the want of truth, the zeal Dr. Winter, taimerly their pastor, and fervour of a preacher, the exfounded on I Cor. xvi. 10, See that cellence of his general sentiments, he may be with you without fear, the purity of his motives, and the for he worketh the work of the affection of his heart, may surely Lord.' These discourses discover alone for many defects of comconsiderable ability, and are well position or of delivery. "To do jus. adapteri to promote the grand tice to this writer, however, we must purposes of the Christian ministry confess, he does not presume to anong a Christian people. The judge of evangelical truth or prac. duc observation of the advice given tical energy. The Pelagian and the to the pastor and to the church, Calvinist are both alike to him. It cannot Tail to render them mutual is the altitude, the manner, the blessings to each other.
dress, the accent, which exercise his
skill; and we readily admit his judg. The Substance of an Address, de mout on the use of a pocket hand
liproad to the Rev. Robert Stud- kerchic!, or the neatoess of a band, hari, on his seillement ut Álul- the manner in which a preacher berry-fiarden Chupel, Pellitrret; ascends the pulpit,'or retires, &c.; also a erinou to the Church, 0n, bat it is an awful consideration, that
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