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the secret poison of those principles has given too many of the clergy a bias towards Popery, with an aversion to the Reformation, which has brought them under much contempt. .... The violences of Archbishop Laud, and his promoting arbitrary power, ruined himself and the Church both. A return of the like practices will bring with it the like dreadful consequences." (Ibid, pp. 1263_1265,1274.)

Such was the counsel of Bishop Burnet to the clergy of his own time; and the prayer which he offered up, in the preparation of this counsel, was this: “I do most earnestly beg of God to direct me in it, and to give it such an effect on the minds of those who read it, that I may do more good when dead, than I could ever hope to do while I was alive." The earnest prayer of the Editor is, that this petition may be fully realized in the existing generation.

““ In the last days perilous times shall come . . men having the form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.”—(2 Tim. iii. 1, 5.).

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The rapid extension of railways in all directions forms quite a new era in our history, and brings with it the responsibility of new and important duties, which ought not to be lost sight of. It is a prerailing feeling, that whatever inconveniences may be sustained by the course which railways take, the evil most dreaded is that which is connected with the prosecution of the work. Large companies of men are congregated together, estranged from their homes, if

, indeed, they have any; and, unknown and uncared for in the country through which they are working, they feel themselves free from all restraint, having no character to lose or gain. Few persons have any idea of the vast numbers so circumstanced at this moment; while, in the course of this year, they will probably be increased fourfold. What, then, can be done to put them within the reach of moral and religious influence? Let no one withhold his hand, from the feeling that the men (“ naveys," as they are called navigators,) are impracticable.

We believe that on any locality of new railroad, they will be found not an unpromising soil; and not the less so, because, having the impression that no man cares for their soul, they will be the more readily moved when care, unexpected, is extended to them.

We rejoice to be able to give an encouraging instance in proof of this, from a quarter which has certainly not appeared the most promising. Our readers are aware that a line of railway is forming from Lancaster to Carlisle. It passes through the mountainous district of Westmorland, called Shap Fells. The line is singularly alpine and beautiful; winding through lovely, picturesque valleys, and then along wild and barren mountain scenery. It will form, when completed, one of the most enjoyable lines of railroad, perhaps, in the kingdom. The first doings of the workmen were anything but orderly. The neighbourhood, for several miles round, was filled with terror. Shops were broken open; sheep slaughtered; cows milked; every thing was frightfully lawless and disorderly. In one locality, near Shap, there are about 500 men at work; and in a few weeks, the number will probably be doubled. The men have formed themselves into a colony on Shap Fells, where they have built for themselves their sod huts. We rejoice to say, that active measures are on foot for their spiritual welfare. The railway directors have given every encouragement to the building of a church and schools, to which the Bishop of Carlisle gives his full sanction, and promise of license. A benevolent gentleman has contributed a large sum for the distribution of Bibles; and the vicar of Crosby Ravensworth, through which parish the railway passes, is actively at work, circulating tracts, visiting the families, attending the sick, &c., &c.; and the kindly, grateful feeling which is thus induced, is most promising.

The church, with sods for walls, and boards for roof, will soon be got ready. The difficulty is, to find a faithful, simple-minded man of God, who, full of love for perishing sinners, will go, in a missionary spirit, to this peculiar and insulated community. If he could also undertake the duties of schoolmaster, he would greatly add to his influence and usefulness. We believe that above £100 a-year will be ensured to him, and we do earnestly hope that all the Christian promptness, with which the parties concerned have come forward to discharge their responsibility, will not be rendered abortive for want of a clergyman to carry their important designs into effect.



SPIRITUAL AWAKENING AT KAI. KOHI-NEED OF EARNEST PRAYER. The village of Kaikohi, New Zealand, is in the neighbourhood of Waimate, and for many years has been visited by the Missionaries of that station. It is now the residence of the Rev. R. Davis-- who was ordained on Trinity Sunday, 1843, by the Lord Bishop of New Zealand Lits situation being favourable as a point from which to visit other vil. lages under Mr. Davis's charge. At first, considerable opposition was inade to Mr. Davis's residing at Kaikohi; but this was eventually overcome: and in a letter dated December 15, 1813, he gives the following deeply.interesting particulars of an earnest spirit of inquiry which had been for some time mani. fest. He writes

I was much struck with the remarks in the “ Church Missionary Gleaner" of November and December, 1842, on the necessity of the outpourings of the Holy Spirit for the growth of grace in the Society's young converts.

I trust that prayer was made, according to the request

contained in that resolution, as I hope I see some indication of an answer being given thereto.

• For some time there has been a growing seriousness among some of our leading characters and teachers at Kaikohi. They have, for years, had their stated prayer meetings: but of late their minds appear to have led them to search the Scriptures with a greater degree of diligence.

. Two of the younger Chiefs, in particular, have spent much time together in conversation and religious exercises. In the month of September last, when I visited Kaikohi, I was informed that one of them was ill. I inquired the nature of his illness: they told me he was sorrowing after Christ. When I saw him, next day, he was in a most pleasing state of mind. His sorrow for sin was great ; but it was so mixed with a sense of love to Christ, that the feeling occasioned, if I may use the term, was that of joyful pain. His countenance was doubtless the index of his heart. He was always a pleasant-looking man; but now it was indicative of the peace of God, which passeth all understanding.

A few weeks after, on a Lord's company with another of the teachers, Day morning, just as I was going to to visit some sick people. During Taiamai to hold Divine service, a our walk, we were engaged in a respecial messenger came from Kai- ligious conversation, and I had to kobi, to request me to go to see the appeal to Scripture to elucidate companion of the Chief above men. some subject which I had brought tioned, as he was very ill. After forward. As we stood still to refer some inquiry, I found that his illness to the passages, I observed his head was of a mental nature, and sent the sink on his bosom, and the tears run messenger back to give notice that it down his cheeks. I enquired the was my intention to be at Kaikohi reason, when he modestly observed, sufficiently early for afternoon ser. “ It is not only myself; but others vice. On my journey I met some of my little party are similarly people belonging to the Kaikohi con- affected: our affection is, a sorrow gregation, and inquired after the for sin, and love to Christ." Chief. They remarked that he held . Since the above, many others at service in the morning, he being one Kaikohi have been affected in a simi. of the teachers. I afterwards in. lar manner: some have been more quired the subject on which he ad- deeply convinced than others. There dressed them. They answered, " He are now about twenty who have been addressed us from these words of St. thus awakened, and the work is in Paul, 0 wretched man that I am! good progress: much humility is at who shall deliver me from the body present manifested by these people, of this death ?!" These circumstances and considerable zeal. It is the hand convinced me of the nature of the of the Lord alone. The lighting complaint.

down of His arm is too visible to be • I found him under deep and seri. mistaken. He has taken His cause ous convictions of sin, unaccompanied into His own hand, and is doing His with that strong sense of a Saviour's own work in his own way. It is love ich predominated in the other remarkable how silent are the natives

His convictions were strong, who are thus affected, and how much and caused a great weight on his they keep it to themselves. They mind. He was deeply impressed consist principally of those who have with the evil of sin ; but no despond- made most progress in Christianity, ing fears were produced, to any ex- one case only excepted—one of the tent, nor gloomy or doubtful appre- catechumens. Let us most earnestly hensions as to his acceptance with entreat the prayers of the Christian God through the atonement of Church IMMEDIATELY in our behalf. Christ. During the previous week, I am aware that it is at such seasons he had his parents, brothers and sis- as these that the enemy sows his ters, and friends, assembled, in order tares with most advantage. I am that he might speak to them on the anxiously on the watch. I tremble state of their souls. They thought him for myself. I did not write at an ill in body, and that he was going to earlier period, for fear the feeling die. He told them that he was not might pass away; but as every week affected with any bodily ailment: it deepens the work, I felt I ought not was his heart thatwas affected, and he any longer to withhold the knowledge doubted not that it was for the good of thereof from you. May Christians his soul. His conversation had a con. be stirred up to pray more earnestly siderable effect on his people, especial. for an outpouring of the Spirit! In ly on his father, who is a leading Chief a few months I hope to be living at of the tribe, but living with three wives, Kaikohi with my people. I expected to the great grief of his children. a blessing was at hand, as Satan had

. On the next day I went out, in done so much to keep me from them.



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FROM THOMAS CADDICK, Esq., Already I have had applicants from TO THE SECRETARIES. — Tewkesbury, seven, ten, and thirty miles distance; Nov. 19, 1844.-Esteemed Friends,

“ Let me have a book! Please to apply, either of you, to Sir let me have a book !" has almost John Easthope and Son, 39, Loth- stunned me, and seriously annoyed bury, who will be so kind as to pay my poor sick wife. Some who had you, on my account, TWO THOUSAND one, wanted to purchase a second, as POUNDS, to aid your valuable Insti- a reserve when the one in use shall tution, the Bible Society.

have become old or illegible.
me have one for my wife, my sister,
my brother, my girl, my boy,” as the

case might be, has often been urged. I beg to call your attention to the Some who cannot read have applied ; communication from the Rev. James and upon my intimating that a book Watkin, of Waikowaiti, relating to in such cases would be of little use, the distribution and sale of the por- I am met with the reply, “ We will tion of the Society's grant placed at learn! we will learn!” and I believe his disposal, in the accompanying they will. Never did such a precious October Notices.'

case reach this place before. Cases • September 16th, 1843.This of muskets have arrived, and casks week I have been gladdened by the and cases of an article equally, if not arrival of the long looked-for, ardent- so immediately, fatal in its result, ly, anxiously wished-for case of Tes- have been brought; cases of clothing, taments; for which I give thanks to useful and necessary, have reached; God, in the first place, and then to but this, this is the good thing, the that truly Christian Association, the better, the best thing that any ship British and Foreign Bible Society. has yet, or can possibly bring themThe arrival caused great joy in our the word of life. On Wednesday, city. The anxiety for books is in. my English service was better attense. Some I have given, more I tended; on Thursday my Native one have sold; but as my people are very pretty well: this evening I have held poor, and have little besides potatoes an interesting conversation upon and firewood to offer, my circuit will Scripture facts, characters, and docmake but a small contribution in trines. Later in the evening I exmoney.

Some few have money, and amined some candidates for baptism, willingly give half-a-crown for the to whom, God willing, I shall tobook of priceless value. I am glad morrow administer that rite. to be able to supply in a measure the *18th.—I had good congregations desire of these people for books: the yesterday, of both races, for this long delay in their arrival has caused place. In the morning I baptized me pain enough; but that is past. nine persons. May they have grace I was pleased with the following to be faithful! We want two more incident: I gave a young person a

missionaries for this coast, and then Testament, telling her that her tane the New Zealanders might be pro(man) must pay for it. “Oh," she perly attended to—one at Port Levy, said, “ I will pay for it myself.” She another at Ruapuke; but how are went, but soon returned with a per- they to be afforded? I never wished forated half-crown, which she had to be rich, but with a desire to send long prized, and worn as an ear- the Gospel to the Heathen; but I am pendant, and which, I dare say, four poor: all I can do is to pray, “ Send times its value in money would hard- forth more labourers into thy vinely have tempted her to part with. yard.”'


JOURNEY OF THE REV. DR. M'CAUL to be received into the Christian TO BERLIN AND WARSAW.

Church. They have literally for.

saken all for Christ. Until he has Dr. M.Caul has rendered to the attended lectures at a schoolmaster's Committee a full Report, of which seminary for six months he cannot be the concluding paragraphs are now employed at all, and even then, if he subjoined:

get an appointment, his salary will • Having thus detailed the mercies be far inferior to that which he has of our gracious God in reference to hitherto had. And this leads me to the more immediate objects of my press with the utmost earnestness the journey, it now becomes my duty to necessity of affording efficient temadvert to the state of the missions, and poral relief to deserving cases in all the general aspect of affairs; and I the Missions, but especially at Berlin. am happy to be able to state, that Mr. Bellson is very active-very libeverything I saw and heard led me eral of his own means; his field of to believe that the day of Israel's labour in Berlin itself is immense, visitation from on high has advanced and of peculiar interest. Students, far beyond the dawn. The questions schoolmasters, Jewesses,crowd around of the oral law, Jewish emancipation, him-attend his services. But withand reform, keep all Germany alive. out the means of temporal assistance, The Jewish mind is thoroughly he will have the mortification of seeroused: all are striving after some ing his little flock drawn aside. thing, they know not what. In the It is said that a person lately asgreat struggle many fall away to In- sembled all the converts and inquirers fidelity, but many also find rest for whom he could collect, and plainly their souls in the promises of the said, “ The London Society leaves its Gospel. The number seeking bap. converts to starve. Come to us, and tism is very great.

we will provide for you.” And this "Since May, Mr. Bellson has bap- is the general cry. Besides temporal tised eight persons; and, when I was aid, Mr. Bellson also requires a in Berlin, had six under instruction, fellow.labourer. He cannot possiexclusive of a whole family who had bly manage three services on Sunday, just arrived. I was present at the and all the instruction and out-door baptism of three persons, two young business of the Mission in the week. Jewesses, and a Jewish youth. The Poland still continues the same mothers of both, who are both bap- rich and boundless field of labour that tized and truly pious Christians, were it ever was. The labours of the Sopresent. The father of one is dead; ciety for so many years have produced of the other, a highly respectable a most happy change in the tone and person, still alive, who is still unbap- feeling of the Jews towards Christitized, but allows his family to follow anity. Those who still reject it untheir convictions. The whole de- derstand better its doctrines and its portment of the catechumens, and precepts; and are especially much the deep emotion which they mani. more kind towards their brethren, fested, as well as their conversation whose conscientious convictions have afterwards, were very edifying. Af- led them to confess Christ. The mister the baptism was over, the father sionary journeys this last summer was informed of what had happened, were particularly successful. In every and received the information with place crowds of Jews assembled in great kindness, and for the first time the missionary's lodgings to hear and expressed a desire to see and converse dispute; and thousands of books and with Mr. Bellson, remarking that he tracts were circulated. In Warsaw desired to converse with him because itself, the missionaries are never withMr. B. was himself a Jew. Two out visits from Jews, and several are days before I left, the reader of a always under instruction. The Rev. synagogue in a small town, not far F. W. Becker still continues to dis. from

Berlin, arrived with his family, charge his duties, now multiplied

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