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effuetual change had taken place in In a conversation with a friend (be. ber.
ing just returned from the Lord's It is hoped that the above casc Tage the last time) she observed, will shew the utility and import that she had been, for a long time, sace of Societies formed for the much perplexed in her mind, on instruction and relief of the sick in account of her eternal state. But, low circumstances, and excite the said she, .blessed be God, that is attention and support of liberal now altogether removed. Let death persons.
E. T. come when it may, I have nothing
to fear! When visited with a pcw HRS. MARGARET ASWYL,
trial, she said, in a language that
bespoke the sincerity of her heart, Wife of E. Anwyl, Esq. of Mon Merciful God! and shall I ever see maouthshire, died the lith day of a betier country! When?" She used October, 1808. We have every rea to say, that if it should be the Lord's son to believe she was a sincere will, to which she would wish to be Cbristian, of unaffected picty. She resigned, that a susiden death would was for the space of ten years a real bċ preferred by 'her. Her desire rument to that religion of which was granted; for she was as well as she was a humble professor; for no usual going to bed on Friday night; grace shone more in her than humi and, early on Tuesday, at her eterlity and self-denial, especially in nal home! Her disorder was dematters of religion. She was cer- coịving, so much so, that none of tainly possessed of very strong men the family werc sensible of the sotal powers, beyond most of her sex; lemp scene that was pow approachand perhaps none thought less of ing. Nor did shc, indeed, seem to them. When she first joined the think that ber dissolution was people of God, in a small society of near. She got up several times on ihe Independents at Pennal, within Saturday, Sunday, and 'Monday, for miles of Machynlleth, she par- Tuesday morning, between twelve ucularly requested them to be faith- and one o'clock, she altered, and ful towards her, in reiniding her about two, the blissful period ar. of her duty, and reproving her for rived, when she was to leave a world what should be improper in her. of affliction, and her pious spirit to sume years after that, she com- ' fly to the embraces' of the Replained to the writer that she was deemer! - Reader, truly, godliness aíraid the friends might overlook is profitable for all things. Eternal wipe things in her, on account of things will employ thy mind as well les situation in the world, i that as that of the writer soon! Live enhould not be overlooked in an- tirely upon Christ, and it will make ther; adding, that it was hard if thee exult in the view of death and the Lord's goodness towards her cternity!
J. G. Ladered them from being faithful aber in the concerns of her own soul. - 0 that all in like circum- '
RECENT DEATH. stances were disposed to make the We are concerned to hear that like request, and afterwards to need the Rev. Mr. Violet, who had been proof as little as Mrs. A.! Upon preaching, for a few years past, at De whole, Mrs. A.'s religion was St. John's, Newfoundland, and was fach as enabled her to bear a num
passage to England, was, in ber of severe trials with a great de one of the late dreadful storins, ktee of resignation, resting upon wrecked on the coast of the Isle of cat precious declaration, АН Man. Mr.V. with most of the crew, things work togetier for good,' &c. were drowucd. ffis body was after. -nade her zealous without ostcata wards found, and decently interred. tion to proinote the intcrest of the His property was afterwards taken Redeeiner,- and enabled her to meet care of, and information sent to his the king us terrors without dismay. friends in London.
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of argumentation, bad resolved lo 4. Second Letter to Lord Teign fling off all influence of rational ser
mouth, accasioned by his Lord. timent, in order that their bigotry whip’s Leller to Dr. IVordsworth might go forth unincumbered, to with Remarks upon his Lordship's harrass or demolish every object Defence of Ike Bible Society. By inflexible to its measure, on which A Country Clergyman. .
it should happen to alight: but the An Engniry into ihe (laims of the
cause is too powerful to be injured Bible Saciely in the Support of by efforts like these. Kpowing, asMembers of The Established Church, suredly, that the brightness of diBy The Rer. J. 11. Spry, M. A. vine truth shall continue to illumiof Christ's Church, Bith. 1x. 64.
nate and bless; and that the he. A Letter to Lord Teignmouth, in deemer's name must, in the end,
l'indicution of Reasons for des universally be known, we exult in clining to become a Subscriber lo
the happy certainty, that all that The Bible Society. By Chr. Wordt hostility shall ever furnish, can be worth, 1), D. Wieun und Rector of but as the chips or straws contendBucking, and Domestic Chaplain la ing with the inighty current, whose his Grare lhe Arohbishop I Canchannel will be constantly extending terbury, Daled from bumbuth its limits, till at length overwhelin
Pobure. 33. 61. A vindication of the Bible Society, filled with the knowledge of the
ing all resistance, the earth shall be in u heller in Dr. " ordsworth, Lord, as the waters cover the sca; skicfly in Norly lo
' his Lelier to and we see in this trivial stir but anLory Teigu.outi, By William other small example of his causing Doultry, jinmining Chaplain la the wrath of man to praise Him, by the Bishop of Briscol, and Chuplain the exhibitiou of its impotence, to the Earles Leren and Melville; displaying the power of his arm, and Professor of Arthematics in the
the sure ascendency of his cause Femme India College, llerts, and but we hasten to lay before our ballong of Trinity College, Eur•
readers some very curious informa bridge's 14.
tion, which it will be highly be We should really feel some apo- coming in them to notice, and to logy due to our readers for further treasure in their minds for the ser employing their time and our pages vịce of any future emergency, in noticing this futile opposition, We are admonished by the Coun were it not that the perplexity in try Clergyman, That. the Societ which the discussion has been in- consigns them (the Bibles) to a cir volved, in conjunction with the as- culation, by which they know be pect of the quarter where it was fore hand, that the word of God wal moved, may probably have some be depraved to all sort of heretica effect in rendering all the folly uses (p. 21). Again : Your Socie Howing from theuce important, and ty, when they deliver Bibles to thei the nonsense respectable. It is, heretical meinbers (wbo they koos bowever, so evidently furnished by will not confine themselves to thi a spirit of the most unchristian ri. sole act of distributing them) del valry and inalevolence, that wever, as I conceive, the holy Scrip truly are now compelled to consider ture, the blessed word of God, to it as an unmasked foe to the great in an hundred ways corrupted, adul work which we hope animates all · terated, and prostituted to the par our hearts, and to treat it accord- poses of every sect and schisini irgly: A temper so vile pervades the kingdom (p. 22). Further it suci despicable trifling, one might 45). Sou call the Society An Assen suspect that these complainers, blage of (hristians; whereas it is a weasied will the old toilsome course assemblage of any persons who ar
willing to pay their subscriptions, be quite preposterous to listen to ; Turk, Jew, intidel, or Heretic,' and we have,
By Mr. Spry we are apprized (p.25) 9. The judgment of Mr. Spry (of that the Society's not permitting course conclusive here) that Dr. w, Dotes to accompany their Bibles, who states this, writes b: the inspiwas occasioned by its' real leaders' rution of Provirience! We have not having duly appreciated the full room, or we might go on at some value of opportunities of inculcat- length, to exhibit this sort of bating their peculiar opinions. They tlivg between the heads of these terwere well aware, that difficulties rible assailants. Some of their nosoon arise to perplex the unlearned tions, even as to the best manner of students of the sacred pages; and smiting, are so sadly quarrelsome, that these difficulties will afford their that were we to resort to them tó self - appointed instructor ample be disciplined, we nust soon be remeans of insinuating his own tenets. duced to the hapless dilemma of a A person, whose interest it is to certain unfortunate animal, starved coart them most, to fiatter their by the equal attraction of two temptself-love, and hold out the most se- ing buodles of provender. Passing doctive allurements to their imagi- ofer, therefore, all this discord, but nations' (p. 38); and further, it is not caring at present to shew that revealed (p. 37) that the projectors ungracious inattention to the sugof this Institution have erected the gestious of Dr. Wis coadjutors, standard of lleresy or Schism in the which we find from him is reaTery sanctuary of the Establish- sonable, nor as we might, by all meat.' -- Now for Dr. W. • How the rules of inference, on the score could you come to think it possible, of shunning bad company, offer that I, a clergyman, writing to a about the same measure of respect clergyman; or if it were possible to the labours of the prompting and for ire to write, how could it be pos- presiding genins, we proceed to a sible for me to expect to be listened detailed consideration of the arguto by tbem, in imputing against ment. We do this, however, not some of the best meil of our coun without some apprehension of an try, that they had united together to enrolment amour those-unihink ng, circulate the word of God with incompetent, runers (Dr. K.8) views and inteutions designedly who vere e persons from whom 'bostile to the interests of piety, the Tocar's törmer YIL, Epeace, and true religion' (p. 12); que developen out of a very imand to complete the matter, che portant arguir” (p. 6 received more remark from Mr. Sprv: Those suci unfavoura! 'treatment. Nir. #bo consider this £ itis, and 0 Deaitry has deduced so accurately, reign Bible Society likely to become and stried so lumin "sly, the musia dangerous enemy to the F-sablish- tions i tended to support the uned Church, will feel gratef i to that friend.y writers, and which are conmerciful roriie.cn, for having in fused. scattered thrughout their spirer some of the ablest and inost pamphlets,' at we can not, perhaps, dignified of her rulers with a spirit pursue a more sucer iful course of wisdom to discern, and of forti- than by taking from bin a rapid tode to resist the growing evil (p. surves of the controvers. 39). Thus we have,
He begins with refuting, by long 1. Mosi evidentiy the opinion of extracts from the Minus of the the Country Clergyman and Mr. Committee of the Bible so iety, and Spry, that the lounders and Mene oth unquestionable documents, bers of the Bible Society are persons the eld stale charge of its begincing whose intentions are: designedly its operations by printing a rival hostile to the interests of piety, edition of the Scriptures, -of interpeace and true religion. We have, polations in the text,- and of their
2. The unquestionable decision of improper distribution. This SoDr. W. That those who hold this ciety, it appears, arose from inost opinion, are persons whow it would distressing representations of a greus
scarcily of Bibles in Wales; which ments, in 1720; of which some were the Society for promoting Christian still in their cellars in 1909, . reKnowledge, in Bartlett's Buildings, served to be sent as occasion shall had refused to relieve. This he fully offer!'. The Bible Society has exestablishes. He then enters upon isted six years; and has printed a methodical statement of his argu- editions of the Bible in English, ment. His
Welch, and Gaelic ; of New Testa1. Observation relates to the pa- ments, in French, Spanish, modern ramount importance of circulating Greek, Portugueze, Italian, Dutch, the Scriptures.
Danish, a Mohawk, and an EsquiII. He enquires, What wa maux Version of St. John's Gospel. state of the world, as to scriptural It has contributed in some cases knowledge, wlien this Institution very largely) to editions of the was proposed! He here presents Scriptures, or portions of them, in narrative proofs of an excessive nine European languages; and also want of Bibles, both at home and to editions of the Scriptures in tea abroad, from recent correspondence, oriental languages. The Dissenters furnished by the Old Society, and certainly could not have commandfrom other sources.
ed such an influence, even as that III. He asks, Whether a very cx- which the Old Society possesses. Is tensive distribution was probable, it then probable that any thing without such an Institution ?
short of the principle which has 1. If the Old Society could have roused the energies of all classes effected this, why was it not done? and descriptions could be equal to
2. When deficiencies, the most effects like these' P.76. distressing, were pressed upon thein, 2. It tends to promote unanimity. the Bartlett's Buildings Society made 3. It removes a ground of offence, no exertions to supply them. and furnishes a powerful appeal to
3. Considering their supineness the consciences of those who are intill 1804, were any extraordinary ef- different to Christianity. forts by them probable? So far from 4. It serves as a channel of com. this, their advocate, Mr. Spry, boasts munication and bond of union with of their contrived retiredness and foreign churches. obscurity.
5. It is beneficial to the church The 4th relates to the insufficiency of England, by raising its Members of the Dissenters alone to the task. in the esteem of those who separate
The 5th contains a deduction of from its communion ; thus conduthe progress of the argument. cing to soften their differences.
The oth relates to the success of the 6. This general association tends experiment. We are here presented to preserve the text of Scripture with a heart-enlivening display of froin perversion. the astonishing success of this' Institution ; and with some re arks
[To be concluded in our nerl.] on Dr. W.'s reiterated speculations on what mighi have been done by A Sermon, preached at St. Paul's, the Old Society, when there was not
June 7, 1910, at the Yearly Meelthe least reasonable expectation of
ing of the Children educaled in the their doing any thing more.
Charily Schools of London and IV. The advantages resulting from
Westminster; to which is annered, this · novel union and combination.'
An Account of the Society for Pro1. An unexampled dissemination
moling Christian Knowledge. By of the holy Scriptures. The al
Henry, Lord Bishop of Norwich. jeged effectiveness and sufficiency His Lordship takes occasion of the Old Society, makes the obser: from his text, Jerem. xvi. 23,- (an vation necessary, That although the Ethiopian change his skin,' &c. they have existed upwards of a cen to recoinmend the culture of the tury, the only edition of the Scrip- mind in early youth, before those tures wbich they have given to the evil habits are formed which are so world, in a foreign language, was an extremely difficult to be subdued. edition of 10,000 Arabic New Testa The following extrael affords a spe.
eimen of his Lordship’s doctrine and aim of which is to communicate to manner. Recommending the par- those who sit in darkness, and in ticular points of instruction to be the shadow of death,' the glorious giren to a child, he says, “ Inspire light of revelation, by circulating him, in the first place, as soon as he ainong them the knowledge of the is capable of thought, with a love and Bible. reverence of God, and with the abhorrence of a lie; inspire him with a dutiful affection for his parents,
A Sermon, preached before the Soand for those disioterested bene
ciely in Scotland for Propagating factors, who in many cases supply
Chrisliun Knoroledge, June 6,
1809. their place, and whose benevolence
By Sir H. M. Wellwood,
Bart. D. D. 2s. supports, instructs, advises, or reproves him. Teach him the plain This judicious discourse is and obvious principles of the gospel founded on Col. iii. 9–11, particuof Christ; the corruption of fallen larly on the last of these verses, juan, and the sad effects of that cor • Where there is neither Greek nor ruption; from which he is rescued Jew, circumcision nor uncircum(if it be not his own fault) by the cision, Barbarian, Scythian,' &c. gracious interposition, the perfect The preacher solicits attention to obedience, and the meritorious the following points:– To Chrisdeath of a crucified Redeemer. - tianity, as intended for universal Teach bim, that his weak, but ho- promulgation; – to the external kest endeavours to be good, will re means by which it is promulgated ; ceive the assistance of the Holy to the obligation laid on sincere Spirit; and that he will be eternally believers to co-operate in assisting rewarded or punished hereafter, as its progress; and to the discouragebe conducts himself here. These ments in its promulgation which simple lessons he cannot but com are always to be expected, or which prehend, and they will not fail to are generally experienced, notwithsink deeply into his heart, if im- standing any success which attends pressed upon him with assiduity it. Under ihe third head, a sentiand earnesiness, and, above all, with ment is introduced, so important in benderness,' p. 5, 6.
itself, and in words so well chosen, The conclusion of his Lordship’s as to be entitled to the rank it holds ; discourse is truly candid, and seems as a distinct paragraph, although it
to allude to the disputes which have is included in a single sentence. It been occasioned by the laudable is as follows:zeal of the British and Foreign Bible “They who have no feeling of Society.
this obligation (i.e. to propagate * Let then Christians, of every de- Christianity) exclude from their nomination, who have at beart the sphere of duty, without the slighttrue interest of domestic or of so est authority from the religion they cial life; let every friend to the profess, a most important departFelfare of his country, let every
inent of Christian fidelity." lover of mankind, contribute a This remark deserves the serious portion of his time and money to consideration of those who call this great work and · labour of themselves Christians, and yet make love. Let the members of the no efforts to diffuse the knowledge Church of England more particu- of divine truth more extensively larly endeavour, in the first place, among their fellow-men. Sir H. lo second the highly useful exer
M. Wellwood successfully exposes tions of the Society for Promoting the inconsistencies of such characChristian Knowledge;' but let them ters. In this exposure, the follownot stop here, and imagine that ing passage well deserves citation : they have done enough; let them There are some men who attect enlarge their views, and, by a com to desire the promulgation of the prehensive and well-placed libe- gospel, amidst all the contempt rality, encourage and support other ihey express for the means which uuril iary socielies, the generous are exoployed ; - ret there are no