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has cibraced a suitable occasion for Church, not satisfied with the such a discourse, in consequence of blood that had been shed, applied the death of a Mr. Charrier, late to the king in 1755 and in 1771, for French Master of the Royal Aca. stricter ineasures, thalsa there demy in his Majesty's Dock Yard, might be no more Calvinisls in Portsmouth. Mr. Charrier, it ap- France ! - A pious wish truly, imi. pears; w:s bred to the sea, and was tated elsewhere by cerlain persons ! taken prisoner by the English. Mr. Griffin fully exposes the imHaving tasted the sweets of religi- piety, cruelty, and mischievons efbus freedom in this country, he was fecis of persecution ; and displays, unwilling to return to his own. On the other hand, the blessings of He appears to hare been brought religious liberty 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 gennMr. Romaine, and continued to the ine religion,- affording an asylum time of his death, at the age of 13, 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. 1. 23:- When they perse- prosperity of the country in which eute you in this city, flee ye into it is allowed. another;' from which he directs the We wish that the just and liberal attention of his readers, I, To the sentiments enforced in this sermon, baleful subject of persecution ; 2,' 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 reconsiderations 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.
LITERARY NOTICES. tion. So lately as the year 1762, The Life and Remains of the late Mr. Roche, a l'rotestani minister, Rev. R. Cecil (extracted from the and three gentlemen who were bro. Ist and Ath volume of his Works) thers, were executed at Toulouse; is just printed, and will be shortly and a most tragical scene was T published, in one vol. 8vo, by the hibited in the saline town in theid. Rey. Mr. Pratt, the Editor. mily of Calas, wbo were most A Second Volume of Bogatsky's wickedly persecuted, and Mr. Calas, Golden Treasury, revised by the then 70 years of age, was cruelly Rev. Mr.Steinkopf, is nearly ready tortured and broken on the wheel; for publication, while he cited the parliament that A 12.no volume of Sermons, by persecuted him to the tribunal of the late Mr. Boston, from his Ms. God. The Bishops of the Romish will be shortly put to press.
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ter. By the late G. Campbell, D.D. Russell's Letters, Essays, and F. R. S.'&c. Edited by J. Frazer, nweis. 20 cdit, 1200, 5s.
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The Directors have received several Lellers from the Cape of Good Hope
containing much interesting intelligence. MR. THOMPSON, a Missionary to the East, who sailed from Portsmouth, April 26, 1811, arrived safely, after a good voyage, at the Cape; he designs to proceed to the place of his destination by the Isle of France.
We have also the satisfaction to state that the Missionaries who were last sent out to strengthen the African missions, are safely arrived at the Cape. The German brethren, Helm, Schmelen, Messer, Åbner, and Sass, with the wives of two of them, and J.Carner, the Negro-Missionary, sailed from Portsmouth, in the Lady Barlow, June 21, 1811, and arrived at the Cape. Sept. 14, 1811. A short note, written on the day of their arrival, informs the Directors that the former part of their voyage was pleasant ; but the latter rough and dangerous.
On Wednesday, Oct. 30th, Mr. Bezaleel Bloomfield, of the Seminary at Gosport, was ordained to the Missionary work, at the Gravel-Pit Meeting, House, Hackney. Mr. Tracy prayed, &c.; Mr. Waugh briefly introduced the service, &c. ; Mr. Burder offered up the ordination prayer; Dr. Smilla gave the charge to Mr. Bloomfield; and Mr. Collison concluded.
The destination of Mr. Bloomfield is to the Greek islands. He first proceeds to Malta, and will endeavour to promote the knowledge of the gospel by distributing the Scriptures in the Greek and Arabic languages. by Religious Tracts, and by every other means with which the providence of God may furnish him. He sailed for Malta in the Ship Quiz, Nov. 11.
Mr. Wray, of Demarara, who has been on a visit to England for some nonths, with a view of procuring further liberty for the Negroes to be instructed in the gospel, sailed on Tuesday, Nov. 12, for his former residence. His visit, we trust, has not been in vain.
SOUTH AFRICA. A LETTER has been received from Dr. Vanderkemp, dated Sept. 1, 1811, at Cape Town, where he and Mr. Read had been for a considerable time, on important business. Dr. Vanderkemp still persists in his intenlion, if possible, to commence a mission in the great island of Madagascar; and was expecting Mr. Pacalt at the Cape from Bethelsdorp, to ac. company him. Mr. Ulbricht, who intended also to go, has been obliged to decline the undertaking, on account of the ill state of his health. The Doctor intends to go to Madagascar by way of the Isle of France; to the Governor of which, he hopes for a letter of recommendation from the (new) Governor of the Colony of the Cape, Sir John Craddock, who had not arrived when this letter was written.
An Auxiliary Society has recently been formed at Cape Town in aid of the Missionary Society in London. This has been promoted by tho zealt ous effects of Dr. Vanderkemp, Mrs. Smith (who has been such an eminent friend to the cause) and several other persons, among whom is a British soldier from each of the three regiments of the garrison.
His Excellcocy Governor Craddock, arrived September 5.
A very interesting Lailer from the Missiozary Read, has been received by
Mr. Longlon; froin which we collect the following inforination.
Tue continuance of Dr. Vanderkomp and Mr. Read ai Cape Towa, while waiting for the arrival of Goveruor Craddock, whom it was highly
few hours expired.' Let the im- those good men who endearour la pugners of the evangelical 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 pretends neither to be eye to perceive, or taste to relish original, nor to give us any thing ils 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 Christian 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 ne will our priests be clothed with sal. cessary to the formation of a good vation, and enlarging congrega one. Our author is an uuadorned tions will shout freely, -llow beau- writer, and is not free from verbal tiful upon the mountains 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 deAn Address 1o Candidates for Commu- gree from the inerits of the work.
nion wilh a Christian Church, il- upon the whole, the language is lustraling Ibe Nature of such a
suitable, perfectly clear and inSociety, The Import af umiling telligible, conveys distinctly the in Coinmunion with it, and the meaning of the author, and marks Obligalions of its Members, 6d.
a mind firmly persuaded of the
truth of what is delivered. The A Tract of this description author's methodic mode of treating was much wanted, and the religie his subjects, renders his discourses ous public are indebted to the Rev. free from confusion, and will eaMr, Harris, of (ainbridge, who has able the reader to follow him with produced one which is inuch to the ease through the variety of posi purpose. Mr. H. observes, in luis ad. tions which he generally illustrates. vertisement, that the conversation We apprehend that those who purwhich usually takes place between chase the present volume, will be the ininister or other otficer of a
ready to welcome the other with church with a candidate, is seldom which the author proposes to favour sufficiently explicit,and often proves the religious world. cyancsceni; aud as he could not find any traci smiled to the object Uprighinens, - l'he Disobedience of
The subjects aré, Man's Origio 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 usesul, he ful source, - Being made alive in has published it.
Christ, -- Imputed Sin, and ImThis is a very proper tract to be puted Riglievusness, - Christ's Me pat into the hands of a person who dratory Oitice and Work,--Christ's desires to be proposed to a church. Precininence, Election, – The
Call of the Gospel, - Regeneration, Sermons on the leading Doctrines of - Effectuat Calling, – ledemption the Gospel. By G. More. Sry, 58.
and forgiveness of sins. This volume presents us with We cannot take leave of the authirteen discourses upon the most thor without observing that the interesting subjects, by an author profits arising from the sale of the who has evidently made them his work are destined in aid of the study, and who appears to be British and foreign Bible Society : familiar with them. Upon the and we congratulate many reulers leading doctrines of the gospel, so on the opportunity thus presented much has been said, and written, to the in ot adding a good look to that there is indeed very little their libraries, and therehy assist scope for originality left for me. ing to promote the knowledge of dern writers; and we are certainly that blessed gospel of whira il amelouted, in no small dcgrec, to
Dard 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. Gd.
principal work intended is, The
New Testament in pure Biblical HeIn, this publication the Com- brew, for the use of the Jews. This wittee call the attention of the So- is to be executed 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, within they have had to combat; and, 3, the pale of the Established 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 them speedily to begin their buildlieen 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. pat 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. Tlie 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 Hooghl'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 ticalarly the Lectures to the Jews Expenditure, during that period, in their chapel. A monthly lec to nearly the same sum. ture is also preached at Ely Chapel, and 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.Charrier; of Ports. and sent to various places abroad. mouth, who fled from Persecution Several Auxiliary Societies have
in France, in the year 1764. By been established during the past
John Griffin. Price 18. 6d. year; and many 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 iustituled at the west end of are inade to obtain laws to reLondon), more effectually to pro- strain religious liberty:--and when moie the object of the Society: magistrates appear ready to enforce An Auxiliary Committee, cum penal statutes which disgraced even posed of Ladies, is likewise forined ihe reign of the Stuaris, a discourse in that part of the inetropolis. on the Evils of Persecution is réThe Committee hare undertaken markübig scauonable. Mr. Griffin
has embraced a suitable occasion for Church, not satisfied with the such a discourse, in consequence of blood that had been shed, applied the death of a Mr. Charrier, late to the king in 1755 and in 1771, for French Master of the Royal Aca- stricter ineasures, thalso there demy in his Majesty's Dock Yard, might be no more Calvinists in Portsmouth. ir. Charrier, it ap- France ! - A pious wish truly, imipears; was 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 fecis of persecution ; and displays, unwilling to return to his own. on the other hand, the blessings of He appears to have been brought religious liberty as the source of to a knowledge of the gospel, in individual bappiness, -- as favourits power, under the ininistry of able to the advancement of genuMr. Romaine, and continued to the ine religion, - 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 cute you in this city, flee ye 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, baleful 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 usetul tion; and therefore cordially reconsiderations which these subjects commend the perusal of it to all suggest.
our readers. Some readers will be surprised to find that persecution continued in France till the time of the Revolu
LITERARY NOTICES. tion. So lately as the year 1762, The Life and Remains of the late Mr. Roche, a Protestant minister, Rev. R. Cecil (extracted from the and three gentlemen who were bro-" Ist and 4th volume of his Works) thers, were executed at Toulouse; is just printed, and will be shortly and a most tragical scene was er published, in one vol. 8vo, by the hibited in the sline town in theid. Rev. Mr. Pratt, the Editor. mily Calas, wbo were most A Second Volume of Bogatsky's wickedly persecuted, and Mr. Calas, Goldeu Treasury, revised by the then 70 years of age, was cruelly Rev. Mr.Steizkopff, is nearly ready tortured and broke'n on the wheel; for publication, while he cited the parliament that A 12mo volume of Sermons, by persecuted him to the tribunal of the late Mr. Boston, from his Ms. God. The Bishops of the komish will be shortly put to press.
SELECT LIST OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS. The Selacl Works of Bishop Hall ; The Trial of W. Kent, for praycontaining the Contemplations, De- ing in an Uninhabited House, os. votional and Peactical Works, with The Doctrines of Calvinism dea Life and Portrait of the Author, fended. By W. Ellerby. Is. 6d. and a Complete Inderard Glossary, Duts of bringing Children to by the Rev. Mr. Pratt. Five vols. Christ: a Sermon at Hornchurch, Sro, £ 2. 10s.
by the Rev. Melville Hornc. 15. Serjous Enquiries on important Sermons, on Select Subjects. By Questions; witi Reticctions on J. Hyatt. 2d edit. 8vo, revised, ss. Mortality. By the Rer. C. Buck. Lectures on the Pastoral Charac. 1200, 3s.
ter. By the late G. Campbell, D.D. Russell's Letters, Essays, aud F. R. S. &c. Edited by J. Frazer, 2-18. 24 cdit. 120,5.
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