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(post paid) at No, 14, Ely Place, branch of female education, NeedleHolborn; at the Treasurer's, A. work. Under this conviction the Burt, Esq. America Square; or at Society bave purchased and placed Mr. Brookes's, 25, St. Alban's in trust the extensive exhibitionStreet. Subscriptions received by rooms of the late General Knox, the Treasurer; and, at the Banking situated in Hartford Street, Fitzroy House of Messrs. Mainwaring and Square, which were fitted up and Chatteris, Cornhill.

publicly opened in November last, The Rev. T. Priestley, in conse- for the instruction of 400 boys and

200 girls, under a suitable master quence of age and infirmities, we are informed, has resigned his pas about twenty gratuitous teachers

and mistress, with the assistance of toral charge in Jewin Street, a

for the Sabbath. The purchase of comfortable provision having been made for his remaining days.

the premisses, and fitting them up,

we are inforined, have cost upWelch Sunday Schools. - Extract wards of £1200; of which the of a letter from a respectable Cler. Committee for conducting its congyman in Wales: We have had

cerns have collected above £ 400, Bibles in the Welsh language for leaving still a deficiency of € 800; above 200 years; yet they were of for the discharge of which the Sono real utility to 99 out of 100, as ciety depend on the generosity of whole districts were perfectly illite- the Religious Public. rate; no stir was made about learning to read. Now the children and

NOTICES. the young people universally attend the Sunday Schools. Hun- the Half-yearly Meeting of the Surry

On the 4th instant, will be held dreds of grown-up people have learned to read their Bibles within Mission, at Dr. Collyer's, Peckham.

The Rev. R. Hill to preach. these two years, and more are coming to the schools continually.' the East Kent Association, will be

The next Half yearly Meeting of

held on the 17th of this month (beFitzroy Sabbath and Free-day School

, ing the Wednesday in Easter Week) instituted in 1801, and now esla

at Dover: Messrs. Brackston and blished for the lastruction of 600

Broady to preach. Children.

Same day, the Half-yearly MeetThis Society was instituted in ing of the Associated Independent Isol, and was then known by the Ministers of Dorsetshire, will be game of the · Tottenham Sunday held at Weymouth. School,' for the education of a few

On the day following will be poor children on the Lord's Day: held the next Meeting of the HampThis attempt was soon favoured shire Association, at the Rev. Mr. with such warm support, that they Jefferson's, Basingstoke. The Rev. were enabled to take large apart. D. Bogue to preach, on the Faithments in Cleveland Street, where fulness of God. they instructed 300 children, not The Annual Meeting of the Beonly on Sabbaths, but also engaged nevolent Society for the Relief of 1 master to teach them on the Ministers and their families for the week-days; but on these premisses Counties of Essex and Herts, will be they found it impracticable to in- held at the Red Lion Inn, in Colstruct the girls in that useful chester, on Tuesday, May 21. MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c.

d. J.H. L. T.

150 0 0 R. C.

10 0 0 E M. W.N. Tweedmouth

each 1
A Village Preacher
Tutors of the Children of the late Mr. T. Cuthbertson, of
Lyon Cross, orth Britain, for the African Mission

2 A German Fricud, at Surinam, by the Rev. Mr. Steinkopff 1 0 0 S.C.

10 0 A Friend to Religion, by Mr. J. Guna, Homerton Additiou to Hopton Collection, by the Rev. D. Bogue

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BRITAIN'S PRESERVATION.

Wrist War and Discord shake the globe,

And Ruin threatens all around ;
While still is heard the din of arms,

And still the martial trumpets sound;
While warring armies fill Europia's lands,
And sceptres fall from vanquish'd princes' hands, –
Britain is still exalted bigh.

In vain the cruel demon, War,
Beholds her with a greedy eye,

And to the Isle directs his car..
The heav'nly pow'rs his projects overthrow,
Aod to the monster say, . No further go!'
Thus, when upon the forest's head

The whirlwind fies with furious sound,
The weaker trees obey the storm,

And fall, uprooted, to the ground ;
Yet may some sturdy oak unblasted sise,
And still with rogged branches pierce the skies!
Ye Britons, should your lips be slow

To speak th' Almighty Sou'reign's praise,
The very stones, with fiinty tongues,

Would chant aloud in rapt'rous lays !
With strains exalted bless the Lord of Hosts,

Who still preserves our land, and guards our coasts !
Wem.

C.B. A.

Gad, the Refuge of his people. Then wrapt in the visions of God, 2 Kings vi. 16. His servant obtain'd the desire ;

Apd lo! on the mountain abroad, WAEN Syria's proud monarch in vain,

Were horses and chariots of fire! The armies of Israel opposid, He saw, with vexation and pain, And now as the Syrians came nigh, His plots by Elisha disclos'di'

Tbeir hated opposer to find, And threat’ning with insoleat boast, Commissioo'd with strength from on The prophet in Dothan she found;

high, And came in the night with an bost, He struck the whole multitude blinds To compass the city aroucd.

Thus wand'ring in utter distress,

Surrounded with darkness aud woe, Elisba's weak servant afraid,

Tbeir terrors, what words can express, Whep morning display'd them to view,

When found in the camp of a foe? Exclaim'd, at their numbers dismay'd,

*My Master, ah, what shall we do?' E'en so will the Lord interfere “O be not thus vainly distrest !”

For those that delight in his name: The prophet of Israel reply'd ; For God is eternally near, “ For now, to await my behest,

Omoipotence ever the same!, Are myriads arrang'd on my side." And blest by his presence divine, And be pray'd that the Author of Light, Nor hoed, tho' the universe join,

Our foes we shall boldly withstandi Jo mercy, would open his eyes,

If righteousness dwells in the land! And give him a ravishing sight of all the celestial allies !

Stockport.

C, T.

G. AULD, Priater, Greville Street, London.

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MEMOIR

OF
THE REV. JOSEPH BARBER.
(Extracted from his Funeral Sermon, by the Rer. Dr. Smith.)

The Rev. Joseph Barber was born January 23, 1726-7, old stile, at Willenhail, near Walsal, in Staffordshire. His parents were respectable in their worldly circumstances, greatly and justly honoured for the prudence, propriety, and wisdom of their personal and domestic character, and still more happily distinguished for their honourable profession of pure and undefiled religion. The father of our late venerable friend was a deacon of the church at Walsal, then under the ministry of Mr. Godley; and he filled that situation, through many years, with such piety and activity, sound judgement, and exemplary conduct, as rendered him a great blessing to that religious coinmunity.

Mr. Barber received a valuable portion of classical learning in one of the best grammar schools in those parts of the kinga dom, at Wolverhampton. He was, through life, averse froin even the semblance of ostentation; but his intimate friends knew that his attainments were entitled to honourable mention in the classical and mathematical departments, and particularly in his subsequent attention to the original languages, and the critical study of the Scriptures.

At about the age of fourteen years, our valuable friend exemplified the happy effects of parental instruction and example, in the substantial evidences of serious and decided godliness. His religion was of early growth, and it was far from being of a languid constitution, or of transient continuance. Like the good seeds sown in fertile and wellprepared ground, its roots were strong and deep, its advancement was uniform and vigorous, and its excellent fruits were abundant and durable. As a tree of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, he fourished in the courts of our God; and he still brought forth fruit in old age.

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