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rious in fact, that those clergyinen suing the missionary object. At whose doctrines, lives, and labours the same time he faithfully exposes Tesemble those of Mr. Fletcher of the too prevailing wani of zeal Madeley: or of Mr. Simpson of anong us, and repeats the sad Macclesfield, are involved in the truth that Britain has not yel a common pane and reproach of sumed the aspect of a Christian Erangelical Preachers.
country! – the princes, the senates, Yes: this is the true cause of the the clergy of other nations, have clamorous outcry; this the real distinguished themselves in the pressure of the coniplaint. It may cause; but Britain sleeps ! This be masked under a zeal for order, sermon, bowever, is well calculated a dislike of Calvinism, or a pre- to rouse the sleepers, and especially tended alarm for the interests of the clergy: Sorry, am I to say, morality. The disgirise is too thin that the clergy, and the clergy to answer the purpose of decep. atone, decline the cross ! - when tion. Let a minister be a church- not one clergyman will arró ia man or a dissenter; let him be a the cause of his Redeemer. what is Calvinist, or, what is sometimes to be said?' Have you, iny honourcalled un Evangelical Irminian: let od brethren, in Africa, or in the his ecclesiastical conduct be the East, one English clergyman who nost regular and inoftinsive, if his
a missionary - The life he holy, if his ministav bezcal. preacher then provokes his breous and successful, if he preach sal. thiren to jealousy by noticing the vation ly free grace thro' the re- zral of others, and erclaims, demption of Christ, and the renew • Have Carey and his Baptists had ing influence of his Spirit; if he ex more forgiven than we, that they plain the obligations of men, ac should love more? Have the fercording to the scriptural standard, vent Methodists and patient Moraand demand of thein holiness in all vians been extortionate publicans, manner of conversation, he will be that they should expend their all styled a Calvinist, a Methodist, id in a cause which we decline: Hafe arrogant assemer of the exclusive our Independent and Lutheran title of Evangelical; he will meet brethren persecuted the church, with a measure of the treatineiit of that they should be norf inuch WIN who said to his worldly-minded more zealous in propagating the and unbelieving brethren, “The faith which they orice destroyed world cannot hale you; bot me it Gladly would we make large es. haleth, because I testify of it that tracts from this most luminous and its works are evil."
fervid discourse; but our limits ( 74, ve conluded in the Surpienient.]
forbid. We only wish that our
readers would indulge themselves Sermon proucher before the so
in the laxary of reading the whole ciety for Missions to africa and
sermon; which we think to nuan, the Eust, June 4, 1911. By the possessing Christian feelings, can ler. Melville Borne; also the peruse without desiring to promote Report of the Committee, dic. 28. the cause of missious with all the
ardour of his soul. Trus is an admirable sermon, in which the cause of missions is A Sermon before the Goernors of pleaded with a foree of Christian
The London i emale Penitentiary. eloquenct which, we think, lins
ul St. Luwrence's, May 7, 1811. ver been exceeded on any former
By The Rev. Melville Horaca ectation. The text is Phit iv, 13,
Second Edition. Price ls. - I can do all things, through (hrist wtrich strengtheneth me?' This is an eloquent and im
which he owes to shew that ardi- pressive discourse, on Luke viia pos as missiopary effects are, the 36–50, the penitent woman in the Cand whom we serve is All-ufficient. house of the Pharisce. This ser
the expectation of Divine' as mon is well calculated to promote nee, the prexcher excites all the excellent charity, for which it s of persons te beur in pur. pleads in a masterly and affecting
manner. We wish it inay be gene- youthful vigour, but brighter still, rally read; and we flatter ourselves in the evening of his life: - a zeal that it cannot be road without good. also tempered and directed by a effect. The Penitentiary, we are most kind and affectionate disposiinformed, greatly needs further tion. From this view of a most and more liberal assistance.
eminent character, an ornament
to the Christian ministry, the - A Sermon preached in St. Puul's preacher proceeds to his death.
We copy a domestic scene ; being Church, at Leeda, Sunday, Feb.
the only one our limits will admit: 17,1811, on occasion of the Death
~ It is in a man's own family that of the Rev. 3lilas 'Ikinson, A. B.
the character unfolds itself; there Minister of tha! Church, Sr. By
we lay aside our reserves, our as. the Rer. Thomas Dikes, I L. 3. Minister of St. John's Church, undress. The trilling and perper
sumed manners, and appear in our Ifull.
tual occurrences of an untoward Toc venerable clergyman, whose nature in domestic life, chafe and death gave occasion to this dis- sex the spirit of an angry man, and course, officiated in Leeds nearly put him out of humour with him. fifty years. The congregation self and the dearest objects of his afwhich statedly attended bis ininis. fection; but never did our friend aptry, it is said, was one of the largest pear to more advantage than when ju ihe kingdom; and is supposed to surrounded with his eleven chilhave consisted of several thousand dren! never did his kind heart enjoy, persons. Mr.D. it seems,was request. save, perhaps, in the exercises of ed by the friends and relatives of Mr. religion, a greater luxury of happiA. to preach a funeral sermon on nesss than in contributing to their occasion of his death. A short peace, and in promoting their wel. time only was allowed for its com- fare ! He was a living witness position; and as it was natural to that religion has no tendency to expect a very numerous audience, spread a gloom of melancholy the preacher judged it expedient through a house, and to make men to prepare not so much an elaborate morose, peevish, and fretful. Has discourse for the press, as a fer- he a child that will not rise up and vent address to the hearts and con call him blessed? Has he a friend sciences of his audience.
that will not long remember those The text is Isaiah Ixvii. 1, 2, words of kindness, and those looks • The righteous perisheth, and no of affection, which were the genuine man layeth it to heart,' &c. ; from indications of a miud warmed with which he speaks,
benignity and love? It was his 1. Of the character and death of affection which won the hearts of so the righteous person who is the many of his congregation. Behold, subject of this discourse.
how he loved you! it was this which li. Of the sin and danger of not caused him to be interred amid the laying his death to heart.
sighs, 'and groans, and tears of his 11. Of the lessons of instruction numerous people.' (p. 19.) – Whilst which it is calculated to convey. life and strength remained, he never
Under the first head, the preacher ceased to exhort, to comfort, and traces the character of his deceased to edify his children and family. friend, in the evangelical doctrine His lasi lingering words dwelt on which he preached, -- the consist the delightful theme which inent example by which be supported terested his heart. A short time and cuforced that doctrine, - his before his death, he said to his fortitude and juillfulness in bis family) • I have a thousand things ministry, -- his zevi and diligence to say to you: -- and he made ja pastoral visits every day to the several efforts to speak; but power sick and dying, whilst his health of utterance failed. He again repermitted him, and in his private vived, and poured out bis soul in admonitions to his flock al färge::- fervent prayer, imploring the blessá zeal wbish shone but only in ing of God upon them all, and in a XIX.
few hours expired.' Let the im- those good men who endeavour to pugners of the cvangelical clergy; set Truth before us in a suitable of every rank, read this discourse, dress, though it should be one that to know the character which the she has been accustomed to wear. gospel forms; and if they have any Mr. More prctends neither to be eye to perceive, or taste to relish original, nor to give us ang thing its moral beauty, let them begin uncommon, while his discourses to learn at the cross the elements exhibit a good account of the topics of the same doctrine ; and let can- he has taken up. A fine style is didates for the Chrisiin ministry certainly not an indispensable inin every church, keep such models gredient in a great discourse on a perpetually before them, - then serious subject, and is still less the will our priests be clothed with sal- cessary to the formation of a good vation, and enlarging congrega
one. Our author is an unadorned tions will shout freely, - How beau- writer, and is not free from verbal tiful upon the nountains are the inaccuracies; but these are by so the feet of them who bring glad means of a serious nature, and are tidings!' &c.
not sufficient to detract in any de An Address 1o Canólidales for Commu
gree from the inerits of the work. nion wilh a Christian Church, il
Upon tlic whole, the language i lustraling. Ike Nature of such a
suitable, perfectly clear and inSociety, the import of uniting
telligible, conveys distinctly the in Communion with it, and the
meaning of the author, and inarks Obligalions of its Members. 6d.
a mind firmly persuaded of the A Tract of this description author's methodic mode of treating
truth of what is delivered. The was much wanted, and the religi. his subjects, renders his discourse ous public are indebted to the Rev. free from confusion, and will et. Mr, Harris, of Cambridge, who has able the reader to follow him with produced one which is much to the ease through the variety of poss purpose. Mr. H. observes, in.lis.Ad. tions which he generally illustrates vertisement, that the conversation We apprehend that those who pitwhich usually takes place between
chase the present volume, will be the ininister or other officer of a
ready to welcome the other with church with a candidate, is seldom which the autlior proposes to favour suficiently explicit,and often proves the religious world. cyanescent; and as be couid not
The subjects are, Man's Origit ! find any traci swited to the object
Uprightness, - The Disobedience of in view, he wrote this, and judging the first Man, – The Obedience of that some of his brethren in the
Jesus Christ, - Death, and its dire ministry miglit find it useful, he
ful source, Being made alive in bas published it.
Christ, - Imputed sin, and we This is a very proper tract to be
puted Righteousness, - Christ's Me put into the hands of a person who
diatory Vitice and Work,-Christ's desires to be proposed to a church. Pre-eminence, Election, - The
Call of the Gospel, - Regeneration, Sermons on the leading Doctrines of -Effectuat Calling - Redemplivu the Gospel. By G. More. Sin, 5s. and Forgiveness of sins.
Tuis volume presents us with We cannot take leave of the art thirteen discourses upon the most thor without observing that the interesting subjects, by an author profits arising from the cale of the who has evidently made them his work are des:ined in aid of the study, and who appears to be Britisit and foreign Bible Sociely: familiar with them. Upon the aná we congratulate many realers leading doctrines of the gospel, so ou the opportunity thus presented much has been said, and willen, to them ut adding a good brouk to that there is indeed very little their libraries, and therebs assisk scope for originality left for mo. ing to promote the kuondoa mi dern writers; and we are certainly that blessed gospel of white # indebted, in so small dcgrec, to treats.
Tiird Report of the Committee of to print Leslie's short and Easy. the london Society for promoting Method with the Jews : and BasChristianity among the Jews, &c. nage's History of the Jews; but the Price 28. 6d.
principal work intended is, The
New Testament in pure Biblical HeIx, this publication the Com- brew, for the use of the Jews. This wittee call the attention of the So- is to be exccuted in the best pracciely to three particulars:-1, The ticable manner. transactions of the past year;
The Society think it desirable to 2. The objections and difficulties have a chapel of their own, wilhin they have had to combat; and, 3, the pale of the Eslablished Church,
The additional plans now prosecut- and to build a Cotton Manufactory, ing for the furtherance of the great Printing Office, &c. on the same object of the Society.
for which purpose they have It appears that, since the com- taken five acres of ground near mencement of the institution, 63 Bethnal Green, not doubting the children have been admitted ; four liberality of the public will enable: of whom have died, and five have thein speedily to begin their buildheen removed by their parents. ings. "They purpose, however, to Three of the children, now under continue public service at the the care of the Society, have been chapel in Spital Fields. put into the printing-office; and a The Appendix includes a variety fourth is educating to be a teacher. of papers, one of which contains a Three have been put under the care correspondence respecting a proof a clergyman, with a view of fit- posed public disputation at Camting them for the office of Mission. bridge, on the points at issue bearies to the Jews. The rest are all tween Jews and Christians. Mr. receiving suitable instruction. At Frey, with the concurrence of the the last Annual Meeting 10 persons Committee, accepted the challenge were baptised. A manufactory for of Mr. Crool, the Jew; but some spinning cotton has been establish- unreasonable demands being made ed, in order that the necessitous by Mr. C. to which the Committee may maintain themselves. A print-could not assent, Mr. C. made their ing-office has also been established, refusal a pretext for declining the in which Mr. Frey's new edition of discussion - which he himself proVander Hooght's Hebrew Bible, &c. posed. are printing. - The Report then The receipts of the Society, from states the measures adopted for the April 13, 1810, to March 31, 1811, diffusion of sacred knowledge, pare amount to about £ 6000; and their ticularly the Lectures to the Jews Expenditure, during that period, in their chapel. A monthly lec to nearly the same sumn. turc is also preached at Ely Chapel, aud Demonstration Sermons at the Jews' Chapel. · Several new tracts
The Evils of Persecution, and the (making in all 13) have been pub.
Advantages of the British Conlisbed; some of which have been
stitution : a Sermon on the leath translated into German and Hebrew,
of Mr. J. S.Churrier, of Ports: and sent to various places abroad,
mouth, who fled from Persocution Several Auxiliary Societies have in France, in the year 1764. By been established during the past
John Griffin. Price 1s. 6d. year; and any persons of respect, At a time when, even in Bri. ability added to the List of iheir tain, Persecution atteinpts to rear
Subscribers. A Lecture has also her frightful head, -when attempts • been iustituted at the west end of are inade to obtain laws to re
Londyn, inore effectually to pro- strain religious liberty: -and when moie the object of the Society magistrates appear ready to enforce An duxiliary Committee, cum penal statutes which disgraced even posed of Ladies, is likewise formed the reign of the Stuaris, a discourse in that part of the metropolis. ! on the Evils of Persecution is reThe Committee have undertaken wackably seasonable. · Mr. Griffin
has embraced a suitable occasion for Church, not satisfied with the such a discourse, in consequence of blood that bad been shed, applied the death of a Mr. Charrier, late to the king in 1755 and in 1771, for French Master of the Royal Acai' stricter ineasures, that so there demy in his Majesty's Dock Yard, might be no more Caipinists in Portsmouth. Mr. Charrier, it ap- France ! - A pious wish truly, imipears, w: bred to the sea, and was tated elsewhere by certain persons ! taken prisoner by the English. Mr. Griffin fully exposes the imHaving tasted the sweets of religi- piety, cruelty, and mischievous efous freedom in this country, he was fects of persecution ; and displays, unwilling to return to his own. on the other hand, the blessings of He appears to hare been brought religious liberiy as the source of to a knowledge of the gospel, in individual happiness, – as favourits power, under the ininistry of able to the advancement of genuMr. Romaine, and continued to ilicine religioa,- affording an asylum time of his death, at the age of 73, to the persecuted, -- an example for a professor of the truth as it is in the imitation of other nations, Jesus.
and as the ground of encouraging Mr. Griffin takes for his text expectation of the security and Matt. x. 23: . When they perse- prosperity of the country in which ente you in this city, flee je into it is allowed. another;' from which he directs the We wish that the just and liberal attention of his readers, 1, To the sentiments enforced in this sermon, balcful subject of persecution : ?,' may be imbibed by every Briton, To the interesting subject of religi and especially by the rising generaous liberty; and, 3, To the useful tion; and therefore cordially re· considerations which these subjecis commend the perusal of it to all suggest.
our readers. Some readers will be surprised to find that persecution continued in France till the tiine of the Revolu
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