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endeavours for this end which they gelically, but very briefly. The do not reprobate or proscribe ; and far greater part of the sermons conno means of any kind which they sists of a full display of Mr. Cecil's have ever pretended to substitute character as a Man, as a Chrislian, in the place of those which they and as a Alinister. We would hold up to the scorn of the world.' gladly copy this well-drawn picture;

This discourse is evidently the but we forbear; both because we result of much enquiry and reflec- would recommend the perusal of tion on the subject of propagating the whole; besides, its intrinsic value Christian knowledge; and contains has the pecuniary benefit of the bea defence of missions to the lea- reaved family in view; and also, bethen, such as must highly gratify cause we hope to present to our the benevolent and zealous Chris- readers, at soine future time, a Me. tian; aud such as the opposers of moir, includiog his character. Missionary efforts will find it no Mr. Wilson concludes his second easy thing to answer.

discourse with presenting to us This sermon was delivered on the those important lessons which the centenary anniversary of the so illness and death of his friend are ciety which it recommends; and it calculated to teach. We can only informs us, That the directors of mention them: -1, So solemn an this society began with an esta event demands consideralion. 2, It blishment of five schools; that, in suggests motives for gratilude. 3, It 1719, they had forty-eight; in 1742, includes the duty of submission to one hundred-and-twenty-eight; in the divine will. 4, It recommends .1772, one hundred - and- fifty-nine. the duty of simple dependence upon At present the number of their God. 5, It calls off our attention schools is one hundred-and-eighty- from the circumstances of a Chris seven. The annual expenditure of tian's death to the tenor of his life. the society, on its present establish- 6, The importance of an establishment, amounts to £ 3,887, and re ment in the faith of Christ is address. quires not only the produce of its ed to us. 7, Encouragement to defunds, but also the liberal contribus jected Christians is afforded. Lastly, tions of the public.

This bereaving providence calls on

every description of persons in the The Blessedness of the Christian in congregation, to prepare to follow

Death: Two Sermons occasioned the deceased to an eternal world. by the Deaih of the lier. Richard

The attentive and intelligent rea(pril

, M. .1. Lyrke kir. Daniel der wil! !e amply repaid for his purWilson, M. 1. winister of st. chase and perusal of these valuable John's chapel, and l'ice-Principal

discourses. of St. Edmund's Fall, O.xford. 2s.6d.

The Necessity and Utility of InThe congregation which for so struction, and the Qualifications many years enjoyed the futhfulla and Duties of Sunday - School bours of Mr. Lecil, are highly fa

'Teachers: 1 Serinon lo the Teackvoured in possessing, so soon after ers of the Sundny-Schools of Not his demise, such an able su!C tingham and its Vicinity. By R. cessor as Ir. Wilson, who pays to

Alliott. Price 6d. the memory of his predecessor an Tors discourse is intended (1.) TO ample and well-deserved tribule of shew the necessity and utility of inrespect ia ihese discourses.

structing you h; (2.) To describe The textis Rev. xiv. 13, · Blessed the qualifications of Sunday-School are the dead,' &c.; and the three Teachers; (3.) To state some leadpoints to which we are directed, are, ing parts of their duty; and (4.) To 1, 'The Solemnity with which the propose suitable cousiderations to blessing is pronounce : ; ?, The Per- excite exertion, and secure persesons to whom it belongi; and 3,

Each of these topics is The Particulars of which ii consists. treated in a serious and sensible manThese topics are discussed evan ner, well adapted to promote the


great end in view.- We learn from “They go from strength to strength.' This pamphlet, that there are about The idea is, they derive increasing 5fvo children instructed by the Sun- strength from increasing numbers. day-School Union, at Nottingham: Transfer the thought to the business a number greater than that which, of this day:-Our different churches perhaps, in the same extent of coun- resemble the separate companies try, of all denominations, attended travelling to the sacred festival. to divine worship a few years ago. Here we meet on the road; we join What an interesting view does this our numbers; we proceed together, give us of the great importance of encouraged and strengthened by the Sunday-Schools, and their probable union we form; but not less atiachinfluence in nalimal reformation! ed to the distinct societies to which Five thousand poor children in one we belong. Happy days, when our neighbourhood, taught to read their feet shall stand on the mount Sion Bibles, to pray, to hear the gospel, above! Union will be perfected and to avoid vice !!! Let the pa- there. We shall be one with an intriotic idea excite, among all classes numerable company of angels,' &c. of Christians, a generous zeal in the support of these excellent institutions.

The Qualifications and the Work of It may also deserve consideration,

a Christian Pastor : a Sermon, adWhether, especially in populous

dresseri lo the Members of the Baptowns, the union of various deno

tist Academical Institution. By

W. Newman. 18. minations may not be very beneficial in promoting their common ob With unfeigned pleasure we ject; while it may tend to soften congratulate our brethren of the the asperity of party, diminish pre- Baptist denomination, on the esjadice, and increase brotherly af tablishinent of another Academical fection.

Institution, which promises to confer upon their churches and the

world the most valuable benefits. The Communion of Churches scrip. It is not for us to solve the problein tural and desireable: a Sermon

with how little learning a good man preached at the Annual Meeting, may be qualified to teach the reliof the General Congregational gion of Jesus; but we are persuadců, Union, 1810. By R. Winter, D.D. that an academical education, which To which is added, The Plan of embraces literature and the sciences, Union, and a List of the London must confer very great advantages Com millee. 8vo, 1s.

on the individuals who acquire it. The advantages of union and com Mr. Newman stands before us as munion among Christian churches, an able advocate of the above inare so obvious and striking, that the stitution; which owes its establishdemonstration affords little scope ment, we understand, chiefly to the for the display of argument. A per- benevolence of an individual. The spicuous statement of the objects of text of his discourse is Psa. Ixxviii. this Union carries with it sufficient 72 (“So he fed them according to the evidence of its propriety and uti- integrity of his heart,' &c.) which , lity; and the probable advantages the preacher takes occasion to conto be expected from it are display- sider (by an accommodation howed in language at once dignified and ever) as descriptive of the qualificachaste. "The illustration of a pas tions and work of a Christian minissage in the Book of Psalms is too ter. The subject is well discussed ; beautiful to pass unnoticed: -' In and the sentiments advanced ought describing the different companies to be engraved on the heart of of Israelites, issuing from various every Christian pastor, and of every owns and villages, and meeting on candidate for the sacred ministr le road to Jerusalem, whither they The appeal, at nearly the close pat to the solemn feast, the Psalm- of the sermon, on behalf of the now i uses this appropriate language : institution, to educated, to unedu

cated preachers, and to churches of ments of piety towards God, and his own denomination, is power- beneficence towards his fellow-creafully interesting ; and will, we have tures. The sermon is not distinno doubt, produce the desired ef- guished by particular ingenuity of fect. We are happy also to find that plan, or eloquence of style: but it Mr. N. has received an invitation to is well adapted to assuage the soraccept the Presidency over the Aca- rows of bereaved mourners, to demy for which he has so ably exhibit the impressive example of pleaded.

a genuine Christian, - and to jaspire

the believer with the pleasures of GRACE: The Truth, Growth, and dif

celestial prospect. ferent Degrees thereof; being the Sum and Substance of 16 Sermons, Lectures, delivered occasionally, dur. by that faithful Servant of Christ,

ing the Winter Months of 1809 Christopher Love, M.A.


and 1810, al Saffron Walden, an Appendix, containing a Sketch

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neither pre-eminence of talent, nor Some time since an edition of

a perfect correctness of taste, may these sermons, which, were the last

nevertheless be perused with interest he preached, was published by sub

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and may be productive of valuable the timidity of the editor, enough eopies were not printed to supply affection of relatives, or the partial

advantages to the community. The the subscribers. This induced him ity of friends towards an author, to undertake another edition, which

create prepossessions in favour of is now offered to the public. Mr. what he writes; and often secure Love was a very popular, evange beneficial ends, when the means, in lical, and affectionate preacher, in the judgment of many, appear inthe distressing times of Charles I ; adequate to the accomplishment of and must be considered by the

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Brother Read's Journey to the Caffres, concluded from p. 35.

• The old chief has at present two wives, and his eldest son three ; each of whom had a young child. A difficulty now presented itself respecting getting Jan with me, which had been a matter of prayer .be whole journey:

he himself knew not his father's intention. i proposed him to ask his father ; but that he begged me to do ; which I did, and found him perfectly willing to give him up; observing, that his son was still very young, and that he wished as much of his time as he possibly could spare might be devoted to a farther knowledge of those things which he had lived, and probably would die a stranger to. After obtaining this permission, and having but three days more to spare, according to our pass, we set off in the afternoon, accompanied for some distance by a vast number of men, women, and children, who shewed much affection to their young chief.

• We traveled to the kraal of Camma, where we intended to sleep. On our way, we had called at a kraal of Gona; most of these I knew ; some of them had formerly belonged to Bethelsdorp, but being of late among the farmers, had been driveu off with the rest of their nation. Among others, was the old Goeda, mentioned in our Report, with his family. I informed them. that I should preach that evening at Camma's kraal, if they liked to come and hear; which several did, and stopped the night, to be present the next morning; and I have reason to believe tbat they did pot hear without a blessing. Camma and his son were very much pleased with my visit; ani neri, uith great aitention, what I had to say respecting the birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ, the resurrection of the dead, and the last judgment: they promised to keep in memory the name Jesus ad CHRIST.

• We rode away the next morning to the kraal of Mrs. Tzoenza, the sister of Zlambi, who has a number of kraals subject to her; and seened to be able to retain her station with dignity. Her brother, who lives generally near her, was likewise gone to join Ziambi: he had left three of his wives here, and had taken two with him.

• A little before we arrived at this kraal, we passed a spot where an English officer and about 20 men had been cut off by the Calires, under the former English government, attempting to drive them over the Boscheman's River. The remains of these unfortunate men were still to be seen. We had been invited to stay that night at the kraal of one of the sons of Zlambi; but meeting on the road, on a journey from home, we agreed to go as far as our horses and oxen would carry is, towards Conga; and, beyond our expectation, we arrived there about sun-sct. Here I was surrounded with a number of old acquaintances, who formerly used to visit our place, and who were extremely glad to see me. I was introduced to the chief, who likewise manifested great joy at my arrival. He lay sick in bed with the venereal disease, and an inhammation in the eyes; so that I could not get much conversation with him. He ordered, at the moment of my arrival, a fat cow to be killed for me and my companions, and manifested great friendship to me. Indeed, the kindnesses I received from these savages, in general, was very great. Conga had five of his wives by binn; baving, as it is said, sixteen, besides concubines. He has given one of his sons the name of Junkokunna, from Brother Vandekrmy's Caffre name.

• The next day we departed about noon. We had here to leare our

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