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respond with the Committee, and stood on the Society's list; and that, obtain their approbation of such since the commencement of the Incases, before they send up their stitution (1785) they had distributed ministers, or other persons, to col. , 257,996 Spelling - Books, 57,366 lect for them.' By attention to Testaments, and 7,566 Bibles to this regulation, many difficulties 2,996 schools, containing upwards' may be avoided. The Committee of 251,000 scholars; and, likewise, meet on the Wednesday after the the sum of 4,1701. 16s. 5d. for the third Lord's Day in every month. payment of such teachers as could Letters may be addressed to the not be obtained without pecuniary Rev. T. Hill, Homerton; or to the reward. -- Subscriptions, &c. are Rev. Charles Buck, Primrose Street, received by Messrs. Down, ThoraBishopsgate Street, London. ton, and Čo. Bartholomew Laze ;
Society for the support and Ene Drummond, Charing-cross ; and by couragement of Sunday-Schools:
the Secretary, Mr. T. Smith, 19, The Right Hon. Lord BARHAM,
Little Moorfields. President. - At a General half. Fast-DAY.-His Majesty has been yearly Meeting of the Society, held pleased to issue his Proclamation, Octs 12, the Committee reported, for the observation of Wednesday, That since the last Meeting, they Feb. 8, as a Day of Humiliation, have issued 8,100 Spelling-Books, Fasting, and Prayer. The preva1,485 Testaments, and 143 Bibles, lence of sin among ourselves, and for the use of 77 schools, containing the state of the world at large, renupwards of 5000 children, in ad. der such an appointment peculiarly dition to those which previously seasonable.
HALF-YEARLY DISTRIBUTION OF PROFITS.
THURSDAY, January 19, the following Cases of Widows were admitted : Denomina. Recommended
Denomine. Recommended Cases. tion. by Mr. L. || Cases tion. by Mr. L. M. W. Estab. Townsend, 5 | B. Baptist, Fuller, M. Presbyt. Waugh,
diito ditto E.C. ditto Burder,
ditto ditto Duncanson, 4 M.
ditto ditto. ditto
diito Independ. Buok,
I s. D. ditto Hinton, ditto Hill,
E. E. 'dition Plait, ditto Fuller,
M. G. ditto
Roby, · ditto Simpson,
M. T. ditto Rrland, ditto
S. J. ditto ditto M. M. ditto ditto
5|| H. J. ditto ditto ditto Platt,
dilto B. ditto Bogue,
C. ditto Platt, N. dito
ditto For many Cases which used to be relieved in January, no applications were made; which must be imputed to the negligence either of the Widows or their Patrons. We fear that such Cascs musi be deferred till the meeting of the Trustees in March. We are sorry for the delay; but the Committee could not vote the supplies, without knowing whether the Widows usually relieved are actually living, and need assistance or not.
THE TEMPLE OF REASON.
Ah! cruel tormentor,' I quickly replied,
'Tis only Religion can render you hless'd!
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THY WILL BE DONE!
And clouds obscure my glorious Sun, And can I hope with ease to run ?
Lord, not my will, but thine be done!' And cheerful say: • Thy will be Towards the heavenly land of Light,
done!' Thro' grace, I have my course be. Since Jesus is the pilgrim's Guide, yun;
And he for me such things hath won, Should trifies then my soul afright? How can I want for auglat beside ? No, Lord, let thy blest will be done ! No, Lord, thy blessed will be done!
My Lord upholds me hy the way,
He has for me the victory wod;
* IIis will, his blessed will be done! W.B.
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By particular desire, we jnsert the following Memoir, wrltten by the Rev. Mr. Nicol, which appeared, a few years ago, in another periodical puh. lication (since discontinued); and which, having had a very limited circulation, reached but a small number of those persons, especially in North Britain, who justly prize the memory of Dr. Gillies.
modernning, taste; and he was remarkanily in
"MINISTER IN THE COLLEGE CHURCH OF GLASGOW. Mr. Editor,
Dr. Gillies was the son of the Rev Mr. John Gillies, Mi. nister of Carriston, in the presbytery of Brechip, and of Mrs. Mary Watson, who was descended from a respectable family in Galloway. When a student in divinity, he was remarkable for excellent dispositions, learning, taste, and acquaintance with the best ancient and modern writers. His fondness for literary amusements continued through the whole of life ; but they were not allowed to encroach on his duties as a Cliristian, the head of a family, or a minister of the Gospel. He was successively tutor a the families of Brisbane of Brisbane, Macdowal of Castlesemple, and Lord Glasgow. The Doctor was ordained Minister of the College Church the 29th of July, 1742. For several years, besides delivering three discourses on the Sabbath, he gave lectures and serious exhortations three times in the week, to a. crowded audience, in his large church, wbich contains nearly two thousand people; he also, for some time, published a weekly paper, addressed to the consciences of his hearers. According to the laudable custom of the church of Scotland, the Doctor regularly visited and catechized his parish. He was remarkably attentive to the sick and dying of his charge. Soon after his ordination, he married Elizabeth, daughter of the Roy. Mr. MʻLaurin, who was one of the ministers of Glasgow, and author of the very excellent sermons which bear his name. Mrs. G. like her father, was blessed with a sweet and lively temper of mind;