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dered, the more it prospers; and, pledge, tha nothing calculated to like the sun, comes forth from be- injure the Church of England, or hind the thick clouds of reproach any class of Christians, will ever find and obloquy with new lustre; and adinittance there t.' In connection collecting new force from the storm with the last remark of this sensiwith which it has been surrounded, ble writer, we may very suitably accumulates new subscribers, new insert the following: -'My chief writers, new purchasers, new dis- object in turning over the volumes tributors, and new defenders. of this Society, was to discover
The silent and dignified contempt whether their tendency was hostile, with which the Committee of the to the Established Church. I have Religious Tract Society have treat. found nothing of the kind; and I ed such calumniators, was worthy of am persuaded that nothing of the them, as men and as Christians; nor kind can be found I.' will they have any need in future to defend their own cause, having obtained a verdict from as
The Transactions of the Missionary impartial a judge and as intelli
Society, No. XXI. Price 18. gent a writer, as can well be expect The Transactions of the Missioned to give attention to this ques- ary Society contain the only official tion. We allude to what has fallen detail of their proceedings, and from the pen of the Rev. Mr. Deal- exhibit, more fully than the limits try, whose attention to the public of this Magazine can admit, the cations of the Society had been ex progress of their efforts to eran. eited by the harsh things which Dr. gelize the Heathen nations. Wordsworth had written against it. This Number includes the Annual In his Answer to that gentleman he Report of Bethelsdorp, with letters writes thus : “I acknowledge my ob- from Dr. Vanderkemp, and other ligation to you for having induced missionaries there employed ; the me to examine them: they are all Journals of the brethren Christian practical, and many of them are and Abraham Albricht, and several truly excellent. Several are writ- other particulars respecting the ten by dignitaries and clergymen of missions in South Africa, which, of the Church of England. One was all the objects embraced by the delivered in my presence before the Society, appear to be the most fauniversity of Cambridge ; and with- voured by the divine blessing. out particular selection, I will ob The present number is distinserve, in general, that no man who guished by a full account of the bas a heart to profit by treatises of civil war in Otaheite, which obliged a religious and pratical tendency, the missionaries to leave that can peruse these tracts without edi island, to seek refuge at Huaheine, fication *.' Again be says, “I am and afterwards to retire from confident, from the nature of the thence to New Holland. An event tracts themselves, and from the in which must be painfully deplored numerable testimonies which have by every friend of the Missionary been borne to their utility, that this Society! Society is one of peculiar excel The laborious perseverance of lence; and I am sure that it pro. Mr. Morrison, who is indefatigable ceeds with no sinister design ; nor
in his translation of the Scriptures can I doubt that it will improve in into the Chinese language, is also its progress. While it must be sa- related ; together with some of the tisfactory to observe, that the co- pitiable superstitions of that great alition of persons connected with but dark empire, which it is his different parties, independently of earnest desire to illuminate. what regards moral and literary ex: A short account is given of the cellence, will constitute a sound promising labours of the nis
• Dealtry's Letter to Dr. Wordsworth, p. 205.
# Ibid. p. 276.
sionaries at Vizigapatam, in India, subjects are treated in a familiar - weakened, alas! by the death of manner, well adapted to the views the excellent Desgranges!
and understandings of children, A curious account is inserted re- and (which we cannot say of every Jating to a new Sect in India, where work of this kind) on truly evanMr. Ringeltaube is engaged; and a gelical principles, practically im. statement of the engagements of proved. the missionaries in the island of The author suggests another use Ceylon. The whole is extremely of this little volume, · Perhaps, interesting to all the friends of the such parents as continue the good Missionary Society; and may be old custoin of instructing their read with advantage, not only in children on the Lord's Day Evenprivate fanıilies, but at the Mis- ing, may, by altering a word or sionary Prayer Meetings in various two in some places, adapt them to parts of the country, and circulated their families.' He adds, and posamong the members of Auxiliary sibly, such persons as read sermons Socities.
in villages, may, by similar omis.
sions and alterations of here and Twelve Addresses on Moral and there a sentence, drop all that Religious Subjects; delivered to
marks them for children; and gain, young Persons ut 1801, with an
in their simplicity, a suitable adOrigin'id lhymn to each.
dress to the poor.'. Minister of the Gospel. 12m0, 3s.
We sincerely wish the pious and
sensible author all the success he The provision which has lately been made for the education of tion, which we recommend as well
can desire in this useful publicachildren in general, and especially adapted to the purposes proposed. for the children of the poor, affords sublime pleasure to every benevo
A Sermon leut mind, and promises much bene. Peace with Heaven. fit to succeeding generations. It preached before the Sussex Mission is very desirable that the patrons,
Sociely, at the Rev. John Styles's teachers, and visilors of Sunday
Meeting - House, Brighton. By Schools should be assisted in the John Burder, M. A. 8vo. Is. religious education of the children Tars discourse written by a under their care; and that, in ad- minister, who now, for the first dition to catechetical instruction, time, makes his appearance before inquiry into their understauding of the world, is one of the best inaiden the sermons they hear, and occa- performances we can remember to sional exhortations in a conversa have read. It has less of juvenile tional way, they should be furnish- imperfection, and more of solid ed with short simple dircourses, reasoning, good sense, and simplior plain and pointed addresses on city of style, than a first publication subjects suited to their age, and usually exhibits. It is on a subject adapted to their capacilius. For too, which, on account of the spirit this purpose, Mr. T. has presented and nature of theological controthe religious public with this little versy in the present day, demands volume, in which the following from the person who undertakes its subjects are discussed : Karly discussion, a close and extensive Knowledge of the scriptures, view of the evangelical system; Wicked Children punished, A critical precision in the use and apgood Name better than Riches, plication of terms, acumen in de Scripture - Character of Fools, tecting the sophisms of the enemies Profanation of the Sabbain, of truth, together with skill and Agaiust bad Company, Against dexterity in forming and conductTuleness,-- Against Wastefulness, ing a chain of argument. Of each The Deceits of satan, -The Nature of these qualities, Mr. J. Burder of Repentance, - Children invited possesses a very respectable share ; to Christ, – The different states of and we cannot but indulge the Men in the next World.' These pleasing bope that a youla who
has directed his studies in such a high distinction we call the Bible, channel, and who has a mind of is a divine communication, intendsuch a peculiar lact, will be an able ed to supply us with all needful indefender of the doctrines of the formation respecting the character gospel, and an eminently useful of God, and the relation in which Ininister. At the same time, in his we stand to him, we esteem it our 'usual preparations for the pulpit, duty to embrace all the doctrines we would certainly recommend to it contains, in whatever degree of Mr. Burder a less argumentative, mystery they may be involved. and a more popular manner of The word 'Thus saith Jehovah,' is preaching. We know there is dan an authority from which there can ger in a minister's pursuing, with be no appeal; and most happy are ardour such studies as have led to we to possess a revelation so emithe composition of the production nently adapted to check our wanbefore us. To general hearers on derings, and quiet our fears. In this side the Tweed, discourses like the dim twilight of uncertainty the present would be entirely un with which we find ourselves surinteresting, if not unintelligible. – rounded, while exposed to the At an association of ministers, in- storms and billows of life, this deed, the case is somewhat differ- voice from heaven directs to a ent; and, on such occasions, a man haven of peace, where safety and insults his brethren, and dishonours repose are enjoyed,– Faith descries the denomination to which he be- it, Hope drops her anchor, and the longs, if he does not put forth all soul is at rest. the strength of his mind in eluci • But while we thus implicitly dating and defending some grand follow the directions of revealed and essential theological topic. - truth, we ccase not to be rational The text which Mr. Burder has beings, nor do we conceive ourchosen as the foundation of his selves at all forbidden to exercise discourse is 2 Cor. v. 19 and 21, our mental powers on the doctrines • God was in Christ, reconciling which we embrace. Now, these the world unto himself,' &c. The doctrines, when subjected to exaquestions which from this passage mination on the principles of reason, our author proposes, and to whicb divide themselves into two classes : he very ably replies, are these: - the first consists of such as are 1. By what means bas peace with completely intelligible ; – the sebeaven been lost? 2. To what cond comprises those which we are evils has that loss exposed us! - able but partially to comprehend. 3. And in what manner has recon In the reception of the former, reaciliation been effected: We are son and faith are equally employed; not a little surprised that the ad- the second is the pure iminediate inirable reasoning on the inefficacy province of faith. But human of repentance, as a ground of a reason, when under the influence sinner's acceptance with God, of sober thoughts of its own should find a place under the se strength, retires from this sacred cond head ; its appropriate situa- province - with perfect complation is certainly the third branch cency, deriving, from a view of the of the subject, and comes under the exalted nature of the truths which discussion of the means by which baffle its researches, an argument reconciliation has been effected. of sufficient force to silence every Asa specimen of Mr.B.'s manner, we murmur. Thus, then, discovering, quote nis preliminary observations: as we think, that all the doctrines
• Most cordially do we subscribe of Scripture are either thoroughiy to the truth, that's all Scripture is comprehensible, or of such a recugiven by inspiration of God, and liar nature, that adequate reasons is profitable for doctrine, for re- may be stated to account for their proof, for correction, and for in- obscurity, - the whole volume of struction in righteousness." Be inspiration comiends itself equally lieving on irresistible evidence, to our reason as to our faith.' that the volume, whichi, by way of
Adinonitions to Youth. 4 Sermon thority, and under a grateful sense
preached in the Independent Chapel, of forgiveness, they possess a valuBluckburn. By Jos. Flelcher, A.M. able evidence of the reality of their Svo, Is. 6d.
interest in the mercy of their heaThis affectionate and sensible ad venly Father.' – The benevolent dress to young people, is founded object of the Society for which bIr. on 2 Tim. ij. 22,· Flec also youth
Wardlaw pleads, is recoinmended ful lusts,' &c. The text,' observes
on principles, at once interesting to Mr. Fletcher, naturally arranges highest degree evangelical.
every feeling heart, and in the itself into three inquiries: respecting what you ought to avoid, what you should follow, and A Discourse, occasioned by the with whom you should associate.' Dealh of Willian Sharp, Esq. late Mr. F. very judiciously prefaces of Fuiham-blouse. By the Rev. his reply to these inquiries by John Owen, Lecturer of Fulham, stating the indispensable necessity
&c. 8vo, 18. of Christian principles, in order to a compliance with the apostolic from Prov. x. 6, Blessings are up:
This is an eloquent discourse, exhortation. The sermon abounds
on the head of the just; in which with remarks exceedingly well adapted to inform, and to inipress scribed, and the blessings which are
the character of the just man is de the minds of youth; and contains many hints of caution and advices upon his head are enanerated. The particularly calculated to be useful preachor then shews that the qualito those who have nearly arrived at and the comforts which result from
ties which compose this character, the state of manhood. On this account the sermon appears addi
the blessings annexed to it, were tionally worthy of notice and re
strikingly exemplified in the late commendation; the greater num
Mr. Sharp: Mr. Owen employs 30 ber of discourses for the benefit of pages in the delineation of his ex
cellent character, which was indeed young people, being chiefly adapted truly exemplary, and which deto the circunstances of children.
serves to be imitated as well as pe.
rused. Christian Mercy. A Sermon, preach
od at the Request of the Glasgow A Sermon, addressed to the Children female Sociely. By Ralph Ward of sereral Sunday-Schools al Ar. law. 18. 6d.
minster, on (hristmus-Day, 1810. Tuc text of this excellent dis
By James Small. Second edit. 64. course is taken from Matt. v. 7,
It is pleasing to see meo of • Blessed are the merciful, for they learning condescending to use the shallobtain mercy.' Mr. Wardlaw, in language of children for their inthe first place, adverts to the general struction, as Mr. Small (the tutor Dature of mercy;- in the second of a Dissenting Academy) does in place, to its objects ; – and, in the this discourse; which is founded third place, to the consideration by on Matt. xxi. 15, the children cry. which, in the text, the cultivation ing Hosanna,' &c. Mr. Small first and exercise of it are enforced. In speaks of the grandeur and kindness the illustration of the third divi- of the glorious person referred to; sion of the subject, the judicious and then directs his little hearers preacher is peculiarly successful in how they should act towards him. pointing out, most clearly and Some excellent instruction is conscripturally, the nature of the con- veyed in a very familiar manner; Dection which there is between the and enlivened with Anecdotes, calexercise of mercy on our part, culated to engage the attention and and our obtaining mercy from impress the memory of children. God.
• Blessed, observes Mr. We think the sermon may be read · Wardlaw, · are the merciful; for, with advantage in Sunday-Schools, in exercising the disposition of or given to the deserving as a Remercy, froin regard to diviné au ward Book.
The Jews a Blessing to the Nations : are employed in preaching the gos
a Sermon at St. Lawrence Jewry. pel. We are glad to find that the By the Rev. T. Scott. 8vo, Is. opposition, which was at one time
Tais is a judicious and benevo made against evangelizing the Hinlent effort to promote the conver
doos, has turned out rather to the sion of the Jews, particularly as
furtherance of the gospel than now attempted by the London So
otherwise. - We shall make occaciety. The text is Zech. viii. 28,
sional extracts from this publica. • Ten men shall take hold of the tion ; but recommend the whole to skirts of a Jew,' &c. Mr. S. shews
the perusal of all our Christian that the prophecy has been in part
friends. accomplished; that it has brought us in debt unto the Jews; and that it Literary Notices. shall have a still more astonishing
The new edition of Vanderaccomplisbment, and that at no very hooght's Hebrew Bible, mentioned remote period. The whole discourse is particularly interesting, superintendence of Mr. Frey:
in our last, is printing, under the animating, and encouraging.
Dr.Collyer's Lectures on Miracles
are in considerable forwardness at Periodical Accounts of the Baptist press, and may be expected shortly Missionary Society. No. xx. Is 6d
Mr. Styles has issued Proposals for The contents of this pamphlet a Volume of Sermons; containing are truly interesting and pleasing. 450 pages, in 8vo. By the blessing of God on the exer A small volume of Religious Dia. tions of the Missionaries, six Chris- logues is in the press, under the tian churches have been formed, title of Oby Sedgwick, or Country have settled pastors, and are in a Conversations. thriving state. At Calcutta a great Also a small work, adapted for and effectual door is opened. young people, by Mr. W. Beck, Eleven Missionary stations are es entitied. The Curiosities of the Motablished or establishing; and about nastery;' and designed to shew the eleven European, and eight or nine pleasures of learning and miseries native, or country-born brethren, of ignorance.
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