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cursory perusal, that the writer is rendering a real service to ibie deeply impressed with the sacred- interests of piety and religion, if we ness of his subject : and that lie can promote its wider circulation. has brought to ibe examination of Happy would it be, if every clergy. it, a mind capable of reflection and man in the kingdom were animated well stored with scriptural know. by the principles which are here ledge. His method has the great recommended, and were careful 10 merit of plainness and simplicity. 'display their efficacy in his life and In selecting the several signs of conversation! “conversion and unconversion," he It is possible, that some persons has displayed a correct judgment, may object to the Essay in foto, on and evinced-although an under- the
gromud of exclasive Christianity: graduate-a thorough acquaintance the evidence proposed of a "com with the pature and duties of the vertedminister, must imply that pastoral office. The different clergymen of an opposite character branches of discussion, which he are unconverted." Now it must has introduced as subservient to surely be admitted that a wicked the main design, are intimately con- man is not in a state of conversion : Dected with the question, and de- his life condemns him, and it is serve all the prominence that he likewise plain that some doetrines has given to them. In stating his are according to Scripture, and own sentiments, he is distinct and some are opposed to it.' It cannot forcible: he speaks with firmness for example be true, that our creed and decision : no man can be more with respect to the Trinity, is at the free from a narrow or dogmatical same time seriptural and unscrip disposition. A writer of less judg. tural: that men are justified by ment, or of more limited views their faith alone in Christ Jesus, would have probably_indulged a and are also justified, in some way, controversial spirit. 'For it is a by their works: that the Holy Spirit lamentable fact, that scarcely any is a person, and that he is not a argunent, which relates to the person: that oor minds are natur duties or principles of the clergy, ally prone to evil, and that they are can be conducted in the temper of equally inclined to good; and it is fair and liberal inquiry. But the therefore obvious, that some men pamphlet of Mr. Wilks is a noble preach true doctrines and some exception: he takes up the subject preach falae. Ta censure any peron a right ground, and prosecutes fon as the advocate of an arclusive his task in the temper and spirit of system can hardly be the part of a Christian. In so young an author, wisdom, unless it can be proved we might naturally look for some that his teaching is inconsistent deficiency of taste, and some wait with Scripture. If he speak acof discrimination; we might expect cording to the oracles of God, his to find certain propositions hastily system to a certain extent is and advanced, or maintained without must be exclusive. “ He that bethe requisite guards and limitations, lieveth and is baptized shall be But we have seen nothing of the saved, and he that believeth not sort: however young io years, he shall be damned." is mature in intellect: and we ex. We cannot conclude without rem ceedingly deceive ourselves, if he ferring to an advertisement, which should fail to prove a valuable ae- is prefixed to the Essay. cession to that church of which we surprised to find in it one or two understand he is now a minister. remarks upon baptism which we We presume that this pamphlet are wuable to reconeile with the must have been generally dispersed obvious sentiments of Mr. Wilks. through the diocese of St. Davids: We are morally certain that the and we shall consider ourselves at passage which imputer to baptisne
We were the power of " redeeming from happens that the author of the original sin through the death and Essay is wholly ignorant of the cormerits of Christ Jesus,” not only rection till he finds it upon the was not written by him, but could printed page. In the present inneyer have met his eye previous to stance, we are supported in our cona publication. Our readers are aware jecture by the total absence of any that in Prize Essays, it is not un- other syllable throughout the Essay, common, nor perhaps improper, that can be possibly construed as for the Society by which they are according with the opinion ex published to introduce occasional pressed in the advertisement. emendations. And it sometimes
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selves to a man of lively imagination, PRPPARING for publication: A new he saw the door of the cathedral open, edition of Dr, Piukard's Work on the and a priest issue from it, carrying the West Indies ;-The Travels of Robert host in procession to a dying person, Johnston, M.A. F.L. 8., through Rus with much solercnity, and amidst the sia and Poland, with plates, &c.;-The light of torches. Strack with the picPhilosophy of Human Nature, by Mr. turesque effect of the procession, the ', Duncan ;-Arabia, á Poem, with Notes,' poet, with 'a rapidity somewhat con, by the Rev. Johnson Grant, A. M.;„ genial to his function, at once felt a Display, a Tale for Young People, by yearning to Popery; went to Rome, Jane Taylor, one of the Authors of abjured Lutheranism, and united hinna * Original Poems ;'-A volume of Poems self to the Church of Rome, in the by Mr. Grenfel ;-A quarterly periodi- Basilica of St. Peter. He bas now res cal Work, entitled the Biblical Journal, turned to Germany, as a popish preach-* by Mr. Bellamy, the Author of the Hiso . er, and attracts most aumerous and tory of all Religions ;-An Abridgment splendid congregations. Several of the of the “ True Christianity of the vene.' foreign princes are said to have been, rable JohnArndt, byMr.Wm.Jacques;- among his hearers. His countenance The Heavens Surveyed; or, Astronomy is striking, his voice absolutely sepule made Easy, by Bonnel George Thorn. chral; and be carries this claim to ton ;-A l'reatise on the Economy of attention, that he has manifested the Fuel and Management of Heat, by sincerity of his cbange by passing two Robertson Boebanan, civil engineer; years in eremetical seclusion at the England at the Beginning of the 19th foot of Mount Vesuvius. If any de Ceotory, by M. de Lewis; -- The Theolo pendence may be placed on the accurical Works of Arminius;-Dictionary, racy of this account, which has ob. of Merebandize, by C. H. Kauffman, taiped considerable currency, this is a tvo. 121.
singular instance of the mischievous
influence of an over-wrought imagina. The eelebrated dramaticpoet Wernet, . tion. Popery could have gained no whose tragedies, founded on the life thing from the circumstances of the and writings of Lather, haye attracted høst being carried by “ torch-light, so much attention in Germany, bas except in the eyes of one whose ima embraced Popery. The history com-, gination had got the better of his reason. monly givea of his conversion to the A very different account, however, of Chareh of Rome, is singular. He had the change of communion in Werner, repaired to Vienna for purposes of has reached us, viz; That such was amusement, One evening, while em- the prevalence of scepticism in Ger. ployed in contemplating the cathedral o many, as to drive Irim, in common with of St. Stephen, and absorbed by the many well-disposed persons, to Popery, Kelestions which so easily suggest them. in paruit of the nearest approach to
orthodoxy. We ourselves remember to was planted in March, and taken op have heard a person, not very far distant on the 10th of July; the second was from Vienna, declare that “he thought planted the 11th of July, and dag up Jesus Christ not a better man than Kant, 19th of October. This fact will be the philosopher." From such opinions interesting to cultivators. even Popery is not a bad retreat, if no The good judges of painting who other were to be found.
have visited Paris protest strongly The seventh edition of a sermon against the exaggeration of colours preached at Cadiz, by Father Blasins which prevails in the French school. Ostalaya, has issued from the Spanish M. Thiebaud de Berneaud, one of press. The immediate cause of its po- the librarians at the Mazarine Library, pularity appears to be the account it has been during several years employed, gives of the domestic employments of in bringing forward a translation of the Ferdinand VII. at Valentia. That so- work of Theophrastus on the history vereign, it seems, began the day with of plants : and to render his labours prayers, confessions, and offices of more correct, he has travelled through piety; and then proceeded, much to various parts of Italy, for seven years, the satisfaction of the worthy con- , on foot. And yet a man shall decide fessor, to embroider a robe for the virgin upon the comparative claims of Cal. Mary.
vinism and Arminianism, who has not It is a general complaint, that the thought for seven weeks on the subject finest apples of this country have de- of religion. generated. It would not be difficult to Mr. Forbes, the benevolent author of shew that every successive graft dete a late splendid work, called Oriental riorates the fruit engrafted. It may · Memoirs, states the fact of his having be of use to suggest a scheme for se for some time, when in India, kept a curing the race of apples which has cameleon, Its general colour was been recommended by very scientific a pleasant green,” spotted with pale gardeners. Every perfectly ripe apple blae. Its castomary changes were to contains some fat and some round a bright yellow, a dark olive, and a : seeds. The round seeds will produce dull green; bnt when irritated, or when good trecs; the flat will produce the a dog approached, the body became crab, on which the tree has been ori- inflated, and the skin clouded like torginally grafted.
; toise-shell. The animal was most af. At the table of Collector Anderson, fected by any thing black, and carefully of Tharso, was lately produced a dish avoided the skirting board of the room, of potatoes, being part of a second crop which was of that colour. The change during the same year. The first crop of colour appeared to be painful to it.
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characters who have honoured the So. "Schools have also been established, of ciety with their names and support, nearly 100 Jewisk children, boys and sanction this appeal to the liberality and girls; also a Female Asylum, Printing. Christian zeal of the public at large. office, and Basket Manufactory, for the But the grand argument, which it is employment of such Jews as are depresnmed will plead with most power. prived of subsistence amongst their mal influence, is that this Institution brethren, for having manifested a desire combines the united objects of all others: to inquire into the truth of Christianity. In its aim to promote the knowledge of “Nearly the whole of the New TestaDivine Truth, to convince the Jews that ment has been translated into the the Lord Jesus Christ is the true Messiah, Hebrew. The Gospel of St. Matthew and thus to gnide the ignorant and has already been published; dedicated, wandering transgressor into the fold of by permission, to the Right Reverend the good Shepherd, it solicits aid as a the Bishops of Durham, Salisbury, Nor. Missionary Society.
wich, St. David's, Cloyne, and Meath: “ In its exertions to provide for the and the Gospel of St. Mark is in the afflicted, the necessitous, and such as, press, and almost finished. by embracing Christianity, may be re- “ Various appropriate tracts, in Eng. duced to distress for want of employ- lish, Hebrew, and German, have been ment, it asks sapport in the capacity of printed and circulated, at home, on the a House of Industry and a Refuge for the Continent of Europe, 'in the MediterDestitute. In its parental protection, ranean, and in the East Indies. education, and support of children of “ Auxiliary Societies have been insti. Jewish extraction, it claims the aid of tuted in various parts of the United the benevolent, to rescue from vice, to Kingdom ; and many benevolent per impress the infant mind with religious sons, impressed with the obligations of principles, to relieve the affliction of the Christians to seek the conversion of the widow, and to become the father of the Jews, have formed, and are now form. fatherless.
ing, Associations to promote a subscrip “Moreover, the Directors of the Lon. tion, in which the poorest disciple of don Society cannot but be persuaded, Christ may take a share, by contributing that compassionate and zealous exer. one penny per week, or sixpence per month. tons, to collect the dispersed of Israel “ It must be evideot to all, that an In and Judah, will be acceptable to the stitution embracing such a variety of God of Abraham; and may prove a objects cavnot be carried on without a means of bringing the blessing of that considerable annual income, which it is eminent Patriarch more largely on the earnestly hoped the charity of the Bri. Gentiles. For if the casting away of tish public will continue to supply. the Jews be the reconciling of the “The success which has already attendworld, what shall the receiving of them ed the efforts of this Society, has been be, but life from the dead.' For sufficient to encourage perseverance in
blindness in part is happened to Israel, this labour of love, and to inspire a liveuntil the fulness of the Gentiles shall ly hope that under the Divine blessing come in.' This argument establishes we shall in due time reap if we faint the duty, the Christian policy, the holy not. obligation, of endeavouring to promote « «The children of Israel have abode Christianity amongst the Jews ; in the hope many days without a king, and without dat we may be the honoured instru. a prince, and without a sacrifice, and ments of accelerating the day when both without an image, and without an ephod, to Jews and Gentiles the glory of the and without teraphim. But let us not Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh forget that God hath also said, “ Aftershall see it together as the mouth of wards they shall return, and seek the the Lord hath spoken.'
Lord their God, and David their King, “ The following means have already and shall fear the Lord and his goodbeen adopted by the London Society, ness in the latter days! Let us rejoice for the furtherance of this great and that we have the distinguished honour desirable object:
of being called to be instruments in the “The establishment of Lectures ad- hand of Providence to hasten the apdressed to the Jews, and the erection of proach of the glorious period, when the a large Episcopalian Chapel, for their promise of the Lord shall be fulfilled
I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all