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fecting views of it. We have in- Instruction, of which Mess. Ewing deed, line upon line,' and happy and Wardlaw are acting teachers. will it be if every sermon makes an This Academy will command the addition to the number of those respective advantages of a Public who sincerely, consistently and Education, 'and of a Private Religipractically pray - Thy kingdom ous School. The students will have' coine + !
the opportunity of attending the The Third and fourth Ser.' classes of Glasgow College, and will muns will be reviewed in our next.
be instructed by Mess. Ewing and
Wardlaw, in those departments of Qualifications for Teaching, essen- study whicls have a peculiar refertial to the Character of a Chris
ence to the sacred office. tian Bishop: a Sermon, preached
The Sermon is worthy of the Alle al Glasgow, warch 13, 1811, by
thor, and of the cause which he adRalph Wardlaw. 8vo, Is.
vocates; and if among our readers,
there should be any who question It gave us much pleasure to the propriety of Academical Prepa. hear, by an Appendix to this dis- ration for the Christian Ministry, course, the intention which exists
we earnestly recommend to their among the Congregational Class of the perasal of this valuable disScottish Dissenters, of establishing course. Nor is it lo readers of this a Seminary of Education for the description that we would limit Christian Ministry. We believe that
our recommendation, firmly persuch an institution is become in- suaded as we are, that none cau dispensably requisite. The Schools read these pages without interest of Religions ‘Instruction, which who admire correctness of senliwere accessible to this denomina- ment, or simplicity of style. tion of Christians a few years ago, are now extinct ; an unhappy opi- The Advantages of Early Piely; nion, as we are informed, having obtained possession of the mind of
Sermons los Young People, by J.
Thorutun. 12m0, 38. some of the principal patrons of those schools, that a cultivated Wuule the character of the state of the intellectual faculties man depends so much on the imought not to be ranked among the pressions made on the mind in qualifications of a Christian teacher. childhood and will, we must apThat this sentiment, however, has plaud every attempt which aims not spread itself very extensively, to occupy the attention of the the able discourse of Mr. Wardlaw, young, and to impress their minds, and the respectable list of Ministers by giving them jusi views of divine and Churches who have signified truth. Much has been done for their approbation of the object for the rising generation; but much wbich the discourse was deiivered, nay yet be done. Truth, however satisfactorily prove.
javariable in its nature, is yet capito The Plan of Education, sketched ble of so many different modes of in the Appendix, appears to us ex representation, that those who have tremely judieious, while the cha-, remained unimpressed with the exracter of the individuals to whom cellent discourses of Henry, Dodthe superintendence of the institu- dridge, Jeunings and others, nay tion is committed, reflects equal derive essential and eternal beoctit credit on the parties concerned in from this volume of Mr. Thornton, the choice. The friends both of the author of an admirable little Religion and Lilerature will look publication, Christian Consolawith complacency on a School of tion;' which we had, thromisin
+ ERRATA in this sermon, which the reader is desired lo correct.
37, line 20, for the scriptures has,' read the scriptore kas'
formation, attributed to Mr. Cox. is equally calculated, by its simpli. (Sec Vol, 18, p. 26.)
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This is a good discourse, and the heart. Should this volume ber them that are in bonds, as bourd reach (which is to be expected) a with thein.' It is much to the cresecond edition, we recommend the dit of the author, and of the beneauthor to give greater point to some of bis seniences, though it should third edition was called for. The
volent people of Whitby, ibat a be at the the expence of that ele- profits of the sale were devoted by gant smoothness which forms the the disinterested author to our jeading livering feature of the work. afflicted brethren for whom be The subject of these discourses are, pleads. the rear of the Lord a Preservative from Run,-,--a Dissuasion from
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for New Zealand to proceed at pre
sent; but they are usefully, einOur readers doubtiess recol.
ployed in acquiriny thiet knowledge lect, with pain, the murder of the
which will qualify them for this crew of the ship Boyd, iny the na work; and Mr. Marsden adds, I tives of New Zealand, but we learn,
believe something will be done for from a letier written by the Rev.
these poor Heathens, as soon as the Mi. Marsden, of lew South Wales,
vires of our own people will allow to, the Society for Missions to
it. * Africa, &c. that the 28sression
Duaterra, a young chief of New which led to this massacre Zealand, inforined the Rev. Mr. made by European sailors. Mr.
Marsden, that a tradition universally
prevails in New Zealand, respecting I believe the loss of the Boyd,
the creation of man; and that the and the murder of her crew, were
first woman was taken from one of in retaliation for acts of cruelty and the man's ribs. Duaterra also said, fraud, which had previously been • The New Zealanders believe, that committed by some Europeaus. a serpent, at some remote period, The acts of fraud and cruelty com- spoke with the voice of a man." mitted at New Zealand by Europeans Mr. Marsden thinks their belief of are undoubtedly very great.' this may be favourable to the iu
A dative, now at Port Jackson, troduction of the Christian doctrine assured Mr. M. that the Captain of of the fall of Man, as recorded by of the Boyd, took four New Zea
Moses t. landers froin Port Jackson, one of whom was the son of a Chief, and that he flogged them on their pas
FRANCE. sage. The thief's son complained There is reason to helieve that of this cruelty to his fatuer, who the Protestant cause in France is determined to take revenge ; which gaining ground. The following ac, Le did by murdering all the crew. count, we believe, may be relied Tippahee, wbu had been at l'ort upon: By the arrival of an Ame: Jackson, and was friendly to the rican gentieman from France, a English, did all he could to pre- short time since, we are informed, veot this; but he himseit was after that a whole comune liad en:wards shot through the neck, and braced the Protestani religion, many of his subjects killed, by organized themselves as au vruloire, parties lauded from the whalers.
and petitioned the government ile is since dead.
for a Protestant minisier; which it is generally believed here, request had been complied with. say Jr. warsdeu, that the whole It appears that they actually ucmischuei has been owing to thic con copy the parish - church for iheit duct of the Europeans themselves. worship; and that the whole neigh
saré conversed with many who bourhood has expressed their dehave been there, who all coucur in light in hearing the praises of God pinion that we are the aggressors. proclaimed in their own language. bull am still persuaded that Divine We have also been told thai ino soudaeos lias some gracious inten- minister of worship in Paris dias de. ous toward this nupie race of hu- clared it to be las opinion, • That an beings.
every Frenchman has a right to Mr. Jiarsden did not think it, pru- worship God accordmg to the dice ent for the missionaries inidadud tales of his own cunsc.cuce.'
• Society's Report, p. 248. + See p. 115 dud 116 of Appendix to the roth Anniversary Sermon of the-sv. diety of Alissons 10 Alrica suu ile East, A. D. 1810.
year; and with most of the islands OR, PRINCE OF WALES'S ISLAND. we have intercourse by what is
called in India, the country trade; (Cun!inued from our last, p. 312.)
and now there will be, of course, Another description of barbari
an English Government established ans in the Eastern Isles, are the Maraforas, called by the Dutch the lieu of the Dutch.
in each of the conquered islands, is difvers. They are to be found in
The Mahomedans found it easy almost all the larger islands. In
to translate the Koran into the lastheir inanners,' says Dr. Leyden,
of Java, and of the Celebes; the most singular feature is the ne
but the Sacred Scriptures are de! cessity imposed on every person
yet translated into either of the of, sometime in his life, imbruing languages
. The proper langua: his hands in human blood; and in
of Java is different froin the Malan general, among all their tribes, no
of the city of Batavia. The la person is permitted to marry till
of the Celebes is called te lic can shew the skull of a man whom he has slaughtered. They eat Bugis; or Bouguese. The native
of Celebes are distinguished for the flesh of their enemies, like the their vigour of mind and streszta Battas, and drink out of their of body; and are acknowledged to skulls; and the ornaments of their be the first of the Orang Timur, er houses are human skulls and teeth. Eastern Men. Literature was for When the Author was at Pulo Pe- merly cultivated among them. D: rang, he himself saw a Chief of the Leyden enumerates filly-iboree to Malay tribe who had a stats, on the
lumes. · Their songs,' says Ee, liead of which was a bushy lock of human hair; which he said he had all the islands of the east.?. Ther
• and romances are famous amor, cut from the head of bis enemy language extends to other island whom he had killed.
for they formerly carried the The Author bas mentioned the foregoing circumstances to shew The man who shall first translate
conquests beyond the Molucca whai Paganism is in its natural the Bible into the language of the state, and to awaken some desire of Celebes, will probably be read by civilizing a people who are now so accessible to us. Some philoso
as many islanders as have read the
translation of Wicklille. ketes phers of the school of Voltaire and Gibbon, have been extravagant in
consider how long these nativas
have waited for Christian instrucabejr eulogium of ntan in a state of tion, and contemplate the word. nature, or in some other state devoid of Christianity; and it is to be prophecy, “ The isies shall walfer
His law.' lamented that some Christian writ
The facilities for civilizing the ers have tried of late to draw the Malayan isles are certainly very saune picture; but Paganism, in its greai'; and these facilities are our best estate, is well described by one strongest encouragement to tva? line of the Poct :
the attempt. Both in our TraAlonstrum, horrendum, informie, ingens lation of the Scriptures and
cui LUMEN ademptum. VIRG. Missions to the Heathen, we should
No quarter of the globe promises avoid as much as possible what is to be more auspicious to èhristian be called Enterprize. Let us follo Blissions than the Malayan Archi- the path that is easy and secure, pelago. lu regard to the probable and make use of those means the success of our endeavours, the are already afforded to us by l'fiDutch have already shewn what is vidence. Thus the most valuab.: practicable. Tie natives are of and inportant Trauslation of tz didereal casts, and are a divided Scriptures in the present circuirpeople. The communication is stances, will be that for wb.eba easy' trom island to island ; our own people are already prepared, such ships are continually plying on as the Malayaliin, le Cingalese, a their shares. The Chirra ftecis pass Malay; and the nust judicious! through twice or oficuer every plunged Missions will be those
where there is a prospect of per- vine Author of the Bible, and be. sonal security to the teachers; and neficial to the immortal souls of where there are, judging from human probabilities, the greatest fa We were, therefore, exceedingly cilities for the conversion of the grieved to learn, from the public people.
papers, that, on the 24th of June, a
member of the honourable House INQUISITIOV AT GOA, of Commons adverted to the proIN THE EAST INDIES.
posed measure, as calculated to dis[From Bachanın's Researches, p. 130.]
turb the peace of 50 millions of the We are informed, That, by a late and as belonging to an attempt to
most peaceable people in the world, treaty between the Court of Great Britain and that of Brazil, the In-,
force our religion upon them. He quisition at Goa is to be abolished.
was judiciously answered by an
other Member of the House, who If this be correct, every Protest is also a Member of the Society, ant, and every other lover of religi who assured him, that no desigie ous liberty, will rejoice. Most of
was entertained of forcing religioa our readers have probably perused upon the Hindoos; and that the accounts in the Book of Martyrs; reading of the Scriptures in the or elsewhere, of the dreadful butcheries formerly exercised by likely to give offence, as it is ex•
inanner proposed, was not ai all the courts of Inquisition in Spain tremely common for the Mahomet. and Portugal. Dr. Buchanan had the courage to
ans to read the Koran in the market visit the Inquisition at Goa, in
places, and the Hindoos their own
Shastres, or sacred books. With January, 1908 ; and a very interest- this explanation, we hear that the ing narrative of his visit may be seen in his Christian Researches, satisfied; and would not persist in!
honourable Member appeared to be lately published. From Dr. B.'s account it appears, that this Inquisi- production of all papers that had
his intention of moving for the Lioa was suppressed by Royal Edict,
been sent to ludia, on the subject in the year 1775; but was re-established in 1779, subject to some
of the Missionaries, since January
1, 1807. restrictions.
'The final erasure of the Inquisition froin the face of the earih, is
BAPTIST MISSION. a consummation devoutly to be from a Leller of' Mr. Marshman ta wished.' Perhaps, the honour of Mr. Morgan, dated Ocl. 22, 1909. effecting this is reserved for our country, whose present connections
• Turee days ago we were called with Spain, Portugal, India, &c.
to the pleasing work of chusing two scem to present the favourable op
deacons for the church at Calcutta, portunity of accomplishing so great and of setting apart the iwo brethå benefit to mankind.
ren, Caraneit and deler, to the work of the ministry in Bengalee. Bro
thers Gordon and Teonard were Readers of the Scriptures. unanimously chosen deacons. The We observed with singular plea former is about forty, master of sure, in the last Report of the So- Calcutta gaol, a man of the greatest ciety for Missions to Africa and the simplicity, genuine humiliy, and East, that a sum of money had been fervent love to the Saviour and the voted to their Corresponding Com- souls of men. The latter has waded mittee at Calcutta, to enable them through uncommon templations, to appoint Readers of the Scrip. which have left a deep impression tures in the market places of the of seriousness on his inindi, a man priacipal towos of India. This ap of real piety and considerable intelpeared to us a noble effort of Chris- ligence. Our two breihren also tian zeal; and an experiment, the were called to the ministry of the mccess of which we hoped would word among the heathen. Alter prove how pleasing it is to the di- they were designated by the church,