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&c. With a Recommendatory of instructing three dear children Preface, by the Rev. John Ry- nearly related to her, without any land, D.D. Third edition, in design of submitting them to pub. two volumes, 10s. in boards. lic inspection.” Prevailed up on by London. Gardiner, Princes the solicitations of some friends, Street. Button and Son, &c. the author was induced to publish
There is no design more praise. what she had intended for private worthy, than to draw the minds of use; and it soon reached a second children to delight in “ the holy edition. It has now reached a third; scriptures; wbich are able to make and we sincerely wish that it may them, wise unto salvation, through continue to be read, while there are faith, which is in Christ Jesus.” christian parents able to purcbase There is no kind of writing more the volumes for the use of their likely to attract the attention of children; or christian benevolence youth than that of dialogue, espe- sufficient to furnish a copy for the cially if this be in a familiar, easy, use of deserving children in every affectionate style, and carried on Sunday school throughout the kingbetween children of their own' age, dom. and sex; with a person whose cha- The first volume' consists of racter they have been taught to re- thirty-nine dialogues, “On the vere :- such as that of a loving, History of the Old Testament.” communicative inother;, or, The second of twenty-five, “ On agreeable, instructive governess. the History of the New TestaBy reading, and listening to such ment;" and of sixteen letters of tales, even the infantile mind, in- “ The History of the Jews." The sensibly imbibes the spirit of the “ Dialogues" are a syllabus of the subject; and is stored with its prio- scripture history; and the “Letcipal facts. These early impres- ters” a complete compendium of sions often become the germ of Josephus's Wars of the Jews. the future character; and not un- There are four. Maps to illustrate -frequently (through the blessing of - the subjects treated of viz. “ The the Holy Spirit,) of a character des. Land of Canaan."-" Journies of tined to promote pleasure and use. the Israelites."-"Travels of Paul.” fuluess, both in private and public and “ Countries of the Jews" life.
To those who are at all acquaint- Brief View of the Baptist Missions; ed with the name and writings of and Translations, with Specithe late Miss H. Neale, of Luton, mens of various Languages in or with the character of Dr. Ry- which the scriptures are printing land, who so warmly and affection- at the Mission Press, Serampore. ately recommends this little work ; Accompanied with a Map, illusany recoromendation from us is al- trative of the different Stations together unnecessary. It is suffi- and Countries in which the Lancient to say, that the work appears guages are spoken. Compiled admirably adapted to convey both from the printed Accounts of the instruction and amusement, to Baptist Missionary Society. youth of both sexes, for whom it Price ls. Button and Son. is intended, on the most important Gale, Curtis, and Co. of all subjects.
We have seldom seen a small We learn from the author's pre- pamphlet containing more interestface that “her first intention in ing matter. forming the sacred history into The silent progress of the Bapconversations, was for the purpose tist Mission in the East Indies, is clearly discovered in this simple which have been, or are printing at narrative of the principal facts ex- the mission press, at Seramipore. tracted from the “ Periodical Ac- Prefixed is an excellent Map, excounts." It is composed of two planatory of the different stations parts: the first, a statement of the and countries in which the lan20 missionary stations in the order guages are spoken, into which the in which they were established; scriptures are translated; and also with the names of the missionaries, specimens of fifteen of these verEuropean and native, employed in sions. We understand that the preaching the gospel, translating, society is indebted, principally, to printing, and circulating the scrip- an excellent person of the Society tures; establishing schools for na- of Friends, for this admirable comtive children, &c. The second pendium. The following table will part consists of an Account of the give the reader an idea of its condifferent versions of the scriptures tents :
Schools are marked thus +
1. Serampore and Cal
1 3 2 1
1807 1807 1807 1808 1809 1810 1811 1812 1812 1812 1812 1812 1813 1813 1813 1813 1814 1814 1814
Versions of Scripture, translating or printing at Serampore.
On Sunday the 12th of March died, in hær 85th year, at the house of her elder daughter, at Guilsborough, Northamptonshire, whither she had a few years since retired for the benefit of her native air, Mrs. Eliz, Ryland, widow of the late Rev. John Ryland, M. A. of Enfield.
MISSIONARY RETROSPECT, AND FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
Extract of a Letter from Mr. Cham- mongst the immense multitudes as
berlain to Dr. Carey, dated Hurd- sembled there, all were very few iywar, April 11, 1814
deed: ten times the number might My dear brother Carey,
have been sent abroad with ease: for I have received the first sheet of the days we had bat one gospel of MatBrij Bhasa New Testament, which I thew, in Hindee, and not one in Benwas very glad to see. I trust that this galee left. It was astonishing to see will be very acceptable to the Hindoos ihe multitudes of the sibks; they liteover a great part of Hindoostan. I rally overwhelmed the people of wish I could put the N. 1. into the Hindoosthan; and it was very pleasKasshee* dialect, in the like manner. ing to find so many of them that could I do not wish to put a burden upon read. Five thousand of the gospel you, but I hope that you will keep would scarcely have sufficed to supyour eye over the work as it goes oui, ply the wants of all. One rajah came and bring it to a settled orthography, with thirty thousand followers, when which will be a great point gained. we had not a single book to give them,
I have had a grand campaign this The assembly was immensely large year: six weeks I was much employ-. this year; it being a sixth year; in the cd in the imperial city, where I found twelfth, it is larger still ; probably ten the mussulmen much better disposed, lacks of people (100000) were there apparently, than I ever found them in at the lowest computation. Every any place in India. Five or six hun- evening, I was surrounded with a very dred books were sent abroad to large congregation, to which I preachmake known the truth in Delhi. The ed till dusk, from the beginning to books 'went into the palace among the ending, two or three hours. Some the princes, and an Arabic bible was times the congregation was surroundsent to the heir apparent; and it was ed by five or six elephants, on which recorded in the royal gazette. Many were many Europeans, who came to people seemed to be near the kingdom hear, from the povelty of the matter, of God, and I left the city in onc re- which was the occasion of inuch con. spect, with regret, but it was become versation among them; and I have necessary for my health to remove; some reason to conclude, that they incessant employ, and confined quar- were in gencral astonished at the at. ters, had worn me down to a very tention of the people. I preached in great degree. I hope, however, that the Hinduwee, which all appeared to you will remember Delhi; and as soon understand, buth Bengalees, and as you can, send a brother to assist at Hindoosthanees. I found it difficult Sirdhana, that operations may be car- to understand the Sihks, but I believe ried on abroad in this immense field; I should be able in a short period to which is now open on all sides. preach to them in their own language,
Since I have been on the roail to this were I to be called to it. Had I had place, I have recovered my health and some Pushtoo and Persian gospels, spirits, anii here I have abundant call I should have been able to send them for all I have.
into Persia and Candabar Sirdhana, 230. It is a week since I . dear brother, make a plentiful provireturned home from Hurdwar, where sion for another season. Here are we remained fourteen days, twelve of many Rohillas near, who speak the which 1 was ' busily employed in Pushtoo. All day long I was engaged preaching salvation by Jesus Christ, in my tent, which was very conveniand in discoursing concerning the ently placed for this work; but after kingdom of God. I took all the one week I was completely worn out books I liad for distribution, but a- and spent, so that I was obliged to
* By a recent letter from Dr. Carey, we find that the N, T, in this language has been since printed at Serampore.
lay by in Mr. Dyce's tent most of the couraging. A Mussulman is here day, in order to recruit strength for who says, that he will be baptized; the evening preaching, which I bless some persons are reading the ScripGod was always afforded, so that I tures. Three men came for the gosaddressed the crowds with compara. pel to-day. The Roman Catholics tive ease. Blessed be God for all his are more averse and shy than they mercy manifested towards me in this ever were. The schools are going on work.
in the common way. We unite in Since my arrival I have found my- the tenderest love to you all, especiself much unfitted for my work at ally remember our kindest love to home; but I hope to get better in a sister Carey.
I am, &c. few days. I am set in the translation
J. CHAMBERLAIN. of the 1st Chapter of Ephesians. My mind has been so long from it that 1 Extract of a letter from Mr. John cannot vigorously apply; but I hope Rowe, Baptist Missionary in the for assistance to come from HIM whose West Indies, to Mr. Jumes Hoby of aid is so desirable and necessary in London. this work. In October we shall have
Falmouth, Jamaica, a very large assembly near us ; I hope Dear Brother, Dec. 29, 1814. a store will reach us by that time of the You have heard (1 suppose) of scriptures in the Brij Bhasa, if not I the state of Mr. Baker's people, about shall be much disappointed.
seventeen miles hence. They are not I hope in the course of this year formed into a church state. He has some brethren will arrive from Eng- not for several years administered the land to strengthen our hands, and Lord's supper, nor does he know how occupy. rery important posts. Two many there are whom he has baptized. places in our parts require serious re- He has not, I think, baptized any for gard. The first is Coel in the Brij more than three years past; but he Mundul, where there are some fami- told me, about two months since, that lies of French people, who have many he hoped some were newly brought children, and are very desirous of their under serious impressions of mind. receiving an English education. Here The eldest son of Mr. Baker, about 21 a Missionary might settle in very fa- years ofage, who used to dislike relivourable circumstances for the distri- gion altogether, and join with those bution of the Brij Bhasa Scriptures. who despised it; and notwithstanding Coel is a populous town, or rather a carnest entreaties, would seldom, if city. The pext station is Delhi, one ever, go to hear his father preach: has of the most important in the whole lately manifested a great change in his country, and in this city, opportuni- disposition and conduct. He formerties will be always occurring of send- ly despised his father's instruction, and ing abroad the word of life into more instead of attending the public wordistant countries, when the Persian, ship, would go and associate with his Pushtoo, and Cashmeer Scriptures are ungodly companions to profane the ready.
Sabbath. But now he appears to reI find there are many of the ten gard affectionately his father's preachtribes towards Candahar. Many of ing, and to embrace his sentiments : the Afghans are undoubtedly of the not only does he go constantly to hear race of Abraham. One person I saw him, but at times assists him in divine at Delhi had all the appearance of an worship by publicly reading the ScripIsraelite, and on asking him if he were tures and praying. He tells me that not a son of Israel, he confessed, I he has now bid farewell to his oldam. They are now become. Mussul- companions in sin; and that they are mans, but have not forgotten that become his despisers. He attributes their progenitors were the sons of his first awakening to hearing me Israel. Thus a watchful Providence preach the second time I addressed has preserved them distinct from other the negroes at Flamstead. I have people, though mingled with them and sometimes thought that this should be their religion.
some source of encouragement to me, We are all well in health, but in to keep from desponding in the want other respects things are not very en- of future success. The good old man
Mr. Baker, finds his son a great com- receiving each other in a strange land. fort to him. He commonly enjoys Here we have unexpectedly found but a very poor state of health ; but ourselves surrounded with the friendcontinues to preach. His sight is ra- ' ship both of the great, and a few who ther bettter than it was a few months are truly christians of the primitive ago.
stamp. On sunday we attended dilu my own little circle here at Fal-" vine service: after which we were inniouth, prospects are not very pro- trodnced to a Mr. Chater, a Baptist mising ; though not altogether dis-, missionary, a man of a most excellent couraging. My congregation con-' character, we believe of a truly christinues nearly as it has been for many tian spirit; and afterwards to a Mr.weeks past. None are turned from Armour, one of the excellent of the the error of their ways.
earth. Indeed we had no thoughts Yours affectionately, of meeting such a man in Ceylon. JOHN ROWE. At present he preaches in the Cinga
lese and Portuguese languages, and
visits the provincial schools. We INDIES.
cannot express our mutual thankfulThe Missionaries belonging to the ness un meeting; and we are very late Mr. Wesley's Society, who left glad to find that he fully approves of England last, have safely arrived at our mode of proceeding, and thinks Ceylon, with the exception of Dr.
we have taken the most effectual meCoke, who died on his voyage.
thod of learning the languages. On Several interesting letters have sunday evening we had the honour been published at different periods of dining with bis excellency the from July 14, to Sept. 9. It appears governor.. On being introduced to that the missionaries, after praying him, he received us with that affabilifor resignation and divine direction, ty for which he is so remarkable, and agreed to fix their stations by ballot; assured us that he considered us an when Messrs. Lynch and Squance acquisition to the colony; and exwere chosen for Jaffna; Ault for Bal- pressed his sorrow at the loss of so
Erskine for Matura ;' and valuable a character as Dr. Coke." Clough for Galle. “ We feel, say
In another letter from Jaffnapatam, i they, truly resigned to our appoint- they say; “ We have formed an acments. Not a murmuring word, nor quaintance with Mr. Chater, the Bapwe believe, a thought of the kind ex- tist missionary. At first, not knowisted. At this instant, our feelings ing his character or principles, we rawere most acute. We saw ourselves ther declined the offer of his pulpit; as at last, separated to various and but both Mr. Twisleton and Mr. Ardistant parts of the island; we wept, mour having given a most excellent and prayed for each other. God has character of him, and informed us, that given us the spirit of love to an unu- whatever his religious sentiments were, sual degree.”
he never introduced Calvinism in the Messrs. Lynch and Squance thus pulpit,f and many wishing us to preach write from Columbo :-“ About six- in Colu we preached six times in teen miles from Columbo we were Mr. C.'s chapel; and have occasion met by two servants from Mr. Twisle- to believe that God blessed his word. ton,* with the most friendly invitation Mr. and Mrs. Chater have considerto his house, during our stay in the ably retrieved the missionary characplace; and we were received by him- ter, in Columbo. Being sensible, self and Mrs. T. with that politeness prudent, industrious, and truly pious, which is peculiar to the Europeans, they adorn the doctrine of God our
* The Hon, and Rev. Mr. Twisleton is a worthy and evangelical minister of the established church.
+ Persons who have imbibed prejudices against Calvinism, withoui knowing what it is, when they bear the gospel preached according to the Reformer's view of it, are, sometimes unable to withhold their approbation, and they say of such preahing, " This is not Calvinism.” We think such was the case in the present instance.