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him who is ever on the watch to sow discord among brethren. It would have been long before our various religious institutions would have recovered the shock given to public confidence, had the Bible Society, the most favoured of them all, been wrecked amidst the storm.

Among the topics which have pressed upon the public attention during the year, it was impossible that we could shut our eyes to the absorbing question of parliamentary reform. As Christian Observers, it was our duty to urge what appeared to us to be the right view of the matter, upon religious as well as merely political grounds; and we shrunk not from stating our conviction that it was just and necessary, and our hopes that it would prove beneficial. We are more than ever confirmed in the former point; and we trust, notwithstanding some passing clouds, that the nation will not be ultimately disappointed in the latter. Church reform, law reform, the abolition of West-Indian slavery, and several other important malters which there was little hope of speedily and satisfactorily adjusting under the system of borough nomination, and the denial of the elective franchise to the major part of the wealth, intelligence, and morality of the country, seem now likely to be entered upon with promptitude and vigour. The chief danger will now be from the violence of evil disposed men who take advantage of popular feeling to blend what is good with what is evil, and to pull down and destroy, instead of repairing what is decayed. Against the devices of such men, every man who makes the word of God his standard of conduct ought to be vigilantly on his guard, otherwise our popular institutions will prove our ruin.

of church reform we have said much, and we have much yet to say, and we therefore will not dilate upon the topic in this brief retrospect. On the plurality bill and some other measures of church reform we expressed an honest and decisive opinion, and events have more than justified all that we advanced. We have felt the difficulty, when such discussions have arisen, of speaking the truth without seeming to disparage persons or institutions which we delighted to honour; but the times required sincerity, and we do not believe that the way to support the church or its officers is to cloke or palliate abuses.

The violation of the Lord's day, which is one of the most grievous sins of this pation, has been touched upon in our volume more than almost any other single topic during the year. We begin to have hopes that at length something will be effected, not only by private Christian effort, but by public opinion and by the legislature, to bring back the nation to a sense of its solemn duly and blessed privilege in regard to the Christian Sabbath; and we purpose keeping the matter conspicuously before our readers in our next volume.

The state of the poor, and the means of bettering their temporal and spiritual condition, have been prominent topics of remark. Our effort in these discussions has been, without overlooking the importance of any partial alleviations which may be devised, to keep in view those large principles without which the question cannot be wisely and permanently adjusted.

We have not said much in this volume respecting the deplorable outburst of fanaticism which occupied so many pages of tne two preceding volumes. When the eruption commenced and seemed likely to spread far and wide and several clergymen who ought to have known better were found encouraging the wild notion of the revival or non-cessation of miracles, we could not in duty hold our peace; but when the extravagance and unscriptural character of the whole proceeding, and its connexion with awful heresies, became apparent to all, and some who were at first led away by the delusion were retracing their steps, we thought it unwise to give much further prominence to the matter. It will now, we trust, die away; and it were neither kind nor wise to renew the anxieties of iis early victims. We remarked at the commencement of the discussion, that some clergymen who were originating or encouraging the delusion would live to repent their folly when it was too late to restrain ihe extravagancies of their followers; and we repeat the warning, as a wholesome caution against future delusions. Would that all Christians, when tempted by new and exciting speculations, would remember the duty of seeking out ihe good old ways, and keeping in the footsteps of the flock.

We live in a dark and cloudy day; yet if infidelity and licentiousness are on the increase, true religion is greaty on the increase also; and in the contest between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan, we know upon infallible authority which shall eventually prevail. Let us, then, gird ourselves manfully for the contest; knowing in whom we have believed, and that greater is lle that is for us than they that are against us.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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124

ANSWERS.—Machinery.. Charitable Societies

..Plurality Bill, &c.

131

SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL.–Bible Society.. 132

NUMBER INI.

RILIG. AND MISCEL. Con.-Verbal and

Manual Christianity .. Study of Heathen

Classics

......133–140

BIBLE-SOCIETY QUESTION.

Letter i. Preliminary Letter.-Allegorical

illustration .. Charges against the Bible

Socirty..Two-fold division of the subject

.. Heads of accusation divided into the

PRISCIPLE OF THE SOCIETY and ITS

PETAILS........

141

THE PRINCIPLE OF THE BIBLE SOCIETY.

Letter i. The Question openert.-What is

the principle of the Bible Society.. Is that

principle lawful ?..Is it expedient? .. Its

working as regards Socinians and Roman

Catholics.

The Principle of the Bible Society.--Its

formation. Fundamental laws..No test of

membership., Its object its guarantee.. No

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change by meeting of 1831 .. Pronounces

nothing respecting Socinians..Dryden on

the Bible and its effects

147

Letter iii. Inquiry into the Laufulness of

the Society's Principle. -Partial tests

either too much or not enough..The Bible

its test..This open constitution early opposed

by Bishop Marsh, Mr. Norris, Country

Clergyman, &c. &c... New class of oppo-

Dents.. Examination of texts urged by them

..shewn not to be applicable.. Society not

necessarily connected with Socinians.. Low

views of the importance of circulating the

Scriptures. . Present objections only old ones

revived.. Impracticability of applying tests 153

Letter iv. Inquiry into the Expediency of

the Society's Principle.--Practical inox.

pedience of tests.. Would exclude many

Christians .. A further succession of tests

would be requir«d.. Partial tests accredit

those pot excluded.. Purity of the Canon

preserved by rival sects. . Adoption of tests

must lead to strifes, as in the Trinitarian

Bible Society

107

Letter v. Case of the Socinians.--Have not

abounded in the Society..No Socinian erer

on the parent committee .. No practical

evils have arisen, as admitted by the Naval.

and-Military Bible-Society ..

The Society

distasteful to Socinians.. They olyject to our

Canon, Version, and Headings.. Socinian.

ism unpopular .. Qught to be oppoeed..

Injury to the common salvation by misin.

terpretation of the Society's regulations

respecting sects .. Socinians raised to un.

deserved importance. . Many of them bara

received spiritual good through Bible Soci.

eties.. No inconvenience found from their

non-exclusion.. Evils have arisen from other

quarters, called orthodox.. Trinitarian tests

would not prevent the evil. The Society

a protesting Society

172

Letter vi. Case of the Roman Catholics.

-Changes in the Trinitarian Bible Society

..Note on the constitution of that Society

.. Difficulty of circulating the Scriptures

among the Roman Catholics.. Openings for
it made by the Bible Society.. Extracts to
that effect from Roman Catholic corres-
pondents..Catholic priest in Swabia., Te.
nacity of the Society to its rules. . Professor
Wittman's affecting appeal.. Milner's re-
marks on Anselm.. Roman Catholic liters

Benefit of the Society to Roman-Catbolica

..Catholics unjustly expelled from the Tripi.

tarian Society.. Ill effects of this regulation

..Papists had generally excluded them-

selves from Bible Societies.. Testimonies of

the Pope and Bishop Milner to that effect..

Society's extensive issues of Scriptures to

Roman Catholics

RELIG. INTEL.-Church of Geneva

190

OBIT.--Dr. Turner, Bishop of Calcutta (con-

tinued)

191

PUB. App.-Fast Day.. Reform Bill.. Cholera

.. Irish Tithes and Education. . East-Indian

TE

..., 182

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Superstitions.. Plurality Bill.. Lord's Day

Errata and cancels.. Platt and Henderson's

. Bishop D, Wilson

..193-106 testimony to

231

SUPP. TO RELIQ. INTELL.-Bible Society.. 196 Letter xi. Alleged Annexation of Notes

and exceptionable Headings.-Þr. Muller

NUMBER IV.

on Danish version.. Canstein Institution..

RELIG, AND MISCEL.Com.-Secession from Canstein Hebrew Bible.. Hartwell Horne,
the Church.. Failure of Sunday Schools..

Dr. Knapp, and Mr. Orme's remarks on..

Simeon on the Holy Spirit .......197-205

Society not to blame.. Note on beadings of

BIBLE-SOCIETY QUESTION (continued).

this Bible .. Hanoverian Preface .. Bible

Society not connected with.. Mistake of

ALLEGED EXCEPTIONABLE DETAILS.

Hanover printer.. Character of the Hanover

Letter vi. Introductory Letter.-Speci- Preface .: Strasburg Preface ..Corespond-

fication of objections : namely, the omission ence and transactions respecting it.. Dr.

of oral prayer--the circulation of the Apo-

Blessig and Professor Hafiner's letters, .

crypha - patronizing improper versions -- Bible Society's anxiety to prevent breach
admitting notes and comments-improper of its rules.. Preface withdrawn by Stras-
agents.. Acrimonious charges against the burg Society, and funds replaced .. Dr.
Society..Orthodox character of the founders Steinkopfl

' and Dr. J. P.Smith's character of
of the Society..Orthodox character of the Haffner and Preface.. Strasburg theological
Society's documents.. Ulustration from So.

controversy .. Unfair course towards the

lomon's temple

Bible Society.. Its true character..Inter-

Letter viii. Question of Oral Prayer:- esting syllabus of its transactions..

200
Duty and blessedness of prayer..Question Letter xii. Alleged exceptionable Agency,
of times and places.. Prayer not omitted to foreign and domestic.-Difficulties in its
please Socinians.. Diificulties among ortho- continental operations by irreligion and
dox Christians.. Prayer nut neutral.. Case

scepticism.. Society exposed to a choice of
of the Society of Friends..Their views of

evils.. Continental churches professedly or.
prayer.. Illustrative quotations from Fox, thodox.. Society did not reject good men..
Penn, Barclay, Besse, Gurney, and Yearly Testimonies of Steinkopff, Owen, Paterson,
Epistle for 1831..Conscientious difficulties Henderson, Pinkerton, Leeves, and F.
Application of principles to detai's... Ultraism Cumuingham .. Haldane's statement, that
.. Testimonies of Robert Hall and Society's the charges against the Society's conti.
Reports to the prayerful character of the Dental agents have originated with himself

Society.. I'rayer not forbidden by its rules 211 .. Bible Societies have not countenanced
Letter is. Question of the Apocrypha. Neologianism.. attestation of the Darnustadt

Question settled in 1826 .. Charges still Neologian journal .. Interesting extracts
brought forward.. M. Kieffer's Italian Bibles

illustrative of the Society's continental cor-
..Charges insinuated, not asserted.. Apo- respondence and operations from its for-
crypha still used in Church of England, mation to 1820.. Nuremburg, Berlin, Prussia,
also by other Protestant confessions.. Diffi-

Germany, Sweden, St. Gall, Gothland,
culty of contending with the jealousies of Gothenberg, Prussia, Saxony, Gothenburg,
Foreign churches.. Society's anti-Apocry. Norway, Russia, Netherlands, Norway,
phal regulations of 18:26-27.. Difficulties for. Russia, Switzerland, Paris. . Stokes's tes.
merly felt by the committee.. Apocrypha timony :: Comiittee's explanatory decla.
formerly urged on them by Mr. Drummond ration of 1827 .. Agents, Van Ess.. T'esti-
and others.. Rheims New Testament pa. monies of Pinkerton,Sibthorp,Cunningham,
tronized by Mr. J. E. Gordon.. Bible Society

Henderson, Wilks, Monod, to Kieffer ..
never translated the Apocrypha.. Regula. Professor Lee.. Home officers.. Commercial
tiops of 18:26 not violated.. Alleged case of

business and funds.. The late W. Green-
violation in the Italian Bibles. . Copies of

field..Obituary of him, extracted from the
Apocrypha destroyed.. M. Kieffer's expla-

Christian Observer .. Attestations to his

nation respecting Italian Bibles.. Quotation character from Waugh, Platt, Bible-Society

from Apocrypha

221 committee.. His religious principles proved

Letter s.' Paironising erceptionable Ver-

to be orthodox.. His death-bed

273
sions.-General improvement of the Society Letter xiii. Concluding Observations. -
.. Difficulties of versions.. Authorized En-

Painfulness of controversy.. Christian peace

glish translation, and history of..Translators .. Bible Society compared to the Jews build-

maligned.. Imperfection of foreign versions ing the wall of the city.. Opposed by Tobiah

.. Eminent scholars and Christians employed

the Ammo i'e.. Suicidal conduct of mem-

by the Society in editing and revising..

bers of the Church of England in opposing
Archdeacon Corrie's testimony to imperfect the Bible Society Solemn entreaty to
fragments.. Importance of sending out early

clerical brethren. . Religious aspect of the

versions.. Mr. P’latt's testimony to the So-

times.. Prayer for the Society

295

ciety's versions.. Note on the constitution Relig. INTEL.-Anniversaries in Lausanne 300

and proceedings of the Trinitarian Bible. ANSWERS

300

Society..Accusations against the Lausanne,

Danish, and Turkish Scriptures.. Lausanne

NUMBER V.

Bible .. Mr. Melvill's charge Professor RELIG. AND MISCEL, Com.- St. Paul's
Levade.. Platt, Wilson, and Scholl's tes. visiting Britain.. Prayer before Sermon..
timony to., Interesting extracts from Le.

Church Reform.. Prayers against Pestilence
vade's Book of Prayers.. Platt's testimony

De Foe's Narrative .. Vincent's God's
to Lausanne edition.. O:thodox extracts

Terrible Voice..“ Preparation for the Plague"
from Lausanne version.. Orthodox headings

..Shaw's Welcome.. Arch. Hoare's lectures
.. Notes of the Lausanne version.. History

..Church Worms.. St. Basil on Classical Stu-
of the Lausanne version and correspondence

dies.. "German Rationalist" respecting

respecting it.. Levade's remorse and So. “ the Evangelical Class ".. Croker and La

ciety's vindication of its rules., Danish Tes.

Trobe on Dr.Johnson..Thetern“Altar”301--347

tament..Charges to be received with caution REY, OF-Riland's Extension of the Church
.. British and Foreign Bible Society not of Engiand. The Church in Danger, by
concerned in the version..Stokes'aud Platt's

Acaster., Remedies, by the saine.. Cox's
statement of facts.. Society never purchased Liturgy..Church Reforın, by a Churchman
copies of it.. Trinitarian constitution would

Newton's Pluralities indefensible

not have prevented Danish version..Turk.

M.Gavin's Church Establishments ....... 318

ish Testament.. History of Baron von Diez RELIG. INTEL-Trinitarian Bible Society 358

.. Ali Bey..Kieffer's concern with.. Testi. Pub. AFF.- Reform Bill.. Pluralities Bill..

monials to the version.. New Testament Anti-Slavery Questiou..Cholera .. Indian

printed .. Disappointment respecting it.. Idolatry

365

.. 564

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New Publications

370 SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL.–Bible Society..

ANSWERS

371 Brit. and For. School Society .

SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL.— Bible Society..

British and Foreign School Society

371

NUMBER IX.

RELIG, AND MISCEL.COM.-Church Reform

NUMBER VI.

(concluded)..Dr. Chalmers on Pauperism

RELIG, AND MISCEL.Com.--Henry Martyn's and Cottage Allotments.. Tears of Parents
i Farewell Sermon .. Subordination of the

(continued from January) .. Believers

Holy Spirit.. Prayer at the Execution of judged according to their works.. Rector of

Mary Queen of Scots .. Oaths .. Special Eyam-Divine Worship.. Life Members of

Manifestation of Divine Displeasure.

Societies..Origin of the Appellation “Chris.

Jewish Prayer on the Cholera.. Calamities tians ” ..Pre-requisites for Baptism.. Pro-

with Mercies

373-395 phetical Query..Confirmation ..Verses on

REY. OP-Works on the Church and its ne-

Jeremiah, Chap. III.

..565-596
cessary Reforms (continued): - Riland's REV. Op-Dr. Southey's Life of Bunyan
Extension of the Church of England-The New Publications

620
Church in Danger, by Acaster-Remedies, RELIG. INTBL.-Colony of Carlsbuld
by the same-Cox's Liturgy-Church Re- OBT.-W. Lawrence, a Shepherd

621
form, Churchman - Newton's Pluralities Pub. AFP,--Great Britain Parliament
indefensible-M‘Garin's Church Establish-

Speech – Foreign Relations .. Ireland ..
ments-Church Reform, by Lord Henley.. Election.. Cholera .. Plurality Bill.. Negro
Wolfe on the English Prisoners in France Slavery

628
..Suburban Sermons :-Bradley's, Ham-

ANSWERS

628
bleton's, Dillon's, Blunt's ...... .397-417 SUFP. TO RELIG, INTEL.-Brit. and For.

New Publications

428 Bib. Society Prayer-Book and Homily

RELIG. INTEL- Anniversaries of Societies 429 Society

028

PUB. AFF.-Cholera allayed.. Thanksgiving

at Berlin.. Alarms. . Reform Bill .. Resig-

NUMBER X.

nation and Return of the Ministry.. Ireland RELIG, AND MISCEL.COM.-Tears of Parents

..Plurality Bill.. Poor Laws.. Slavery and (continued).. Believers being judged ac-

Placards..

cording to their Works .. Verifications of

ANSWERS

435 Scripture. . Modesty in Dress.. Letter of Dr.

SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL.-Bible Society.. Watts.. Definition of Useful Knowledge..

Irish Education Society

436 Special Providence of God..Gracious Ope-

rations of the Holy Spirit. . American Di.

NUMBER VII.

vines--the Rev. J. Lathrop, D.D. ....629-654

RELIG. AND MISCEL, COM.-On Church Rev, or-Wilks's Duties of Christian Electors

Reform .. Our Lord's Second Advent ..

..Southey's Life of Bunyan (continued) 661-668

John xi. 25, 26.Baptism of Adult Converts RELIG. INTBL.-Colony of Carlshuld

680

Relinquished Missions — Moravian to PUB. AFF.-Election Tests.. Church Reform
Ceylon.. Blayney's Collation of the Bible..

West-Indians .. Outrages in Ireland..
Subsistence of the Poor.. American Divines

Cholera.. Deaths of Sir W. Scott and Dr.
.. Alleged Ominous Dream and Supernatural Adam Clarke.. Beer Bil.. Dramatic Lite.

Appearance in the Lansdowne Family 437-470 rature.. Europe.. Death of Baron Cuvior..

REF.of-Literary Policy of the Church of Grand Council of Berne.. Bishop of New

Rome

475 York

690

New Publications

493

ANSWERS

692

MISCEL. LIT. INTEL.-New Religious Society SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL.–Brit. and For.

..College at Geneva..Censorship in Hano- Bible Society.. Brit. and For.School Society 692

ver.. Polish Bible.. Translation of Mosheim

.. Discipline in Germany.. Temperance..

NUMBER XI.

Bequests in the United States .. Intem. RELIG. AND Misc L. Com.- Difficulties of
perance..Convention in Georgia. . American Christian Biography.. American Divines-
Mutilations of Tracts, . Virginian Duelling.. 494 the Rev. J. Lathirop, D.D. (continued)..

RELIG, INTEL.-Colony of Carlshuld

495 Figurative Expressions in Prayer.. Dese-

PUB.AFF.-Reform Bill.. Lord's-day..House- cration of the Lord's-Day .. Anti-Slavery

robbery Bil.. Forgery Bill .. West-Indian Reminiscences..Matt. xvi.18.. A little Book
Missionaries.. Burning of Widows in India a great Evil.. Predestination. . Acts xix. 2-4
..Hindoo Law of Inheritance..Cholera.. .. Latin Rhymes-De Amore Jesus.. Me-
Bishop D. Wilson.. France

498 trical Sketches by Bishop Mant: The Angels

ANSWERS..

500 --St. Simon and St. Jude's Day-AnSaints'

SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL.-Bible Society.. Day - Character of Gallio ..

Associating

Hibernian Society..Peace Society....

500

Hymns with Tunes.. Taxing ricber Benefices

.. Fasting a testimony..Zoological-Garden

NUMBER VIII.

Quadruped...

..693-724

RELIG. AND MISCEL. Com.-Satan.. Ame- Rev. op-Bishop Ryder's Charge.. Higgins's
rican Divines-the Rev. D.Jarratt.. Church Mosaical Geology

..724-742

Reform (continued).. Requisites for Bap- PUB. AFF.- Elections.. Abatement of Cholera

tism.. Questions.. Allen on Revivals..The .. Rupture with Holland..Church Reform

Woman of Samaria

501-530 ..Negro Slavery

751

Ruv. 05-Jay's Evening Exercises

533

OBIT.--Mrs. M. E. Roberts

754

New Publications

541

ANSWERS

755

RELIG. INTEL.–Colony of Carlshuld (con- SUPP. To Relig, INTEL.-British and Fo-
tinued)

541 reign Bible Society. Hibernian Society..

OBIT.-Rev. W. Tandey

550 House of Commons' Report on the Lord's

PUB. AFF.- Reform Bills .. Obligations of Day

750

Electors.. Christian Efforts of Individuals..
Popular Feeling.. Extremes.. Pretension..

NUMBER XII.
Talent and Character.. Specific Pledges.. RELIG, AND MISCEL, COM.-Bishop of Lon-
Lord's-Day .. Protestant Faith .. Colonial don's Evidence on the Lord's Day.. American
Slavery, &c. ..Cholera. .Ireland.. Appeal, Divines--the Rev. S. Johnson, D.D. (con.
respecting Burning of Women in India, tinued).. Exposure of the Church to Radicals
rejected..

Don Pedro at Oporto.. Frankfort and Infidels. . Analogy of Faith..Old and
Proclamation.. Payments to Russia

555 New Testament on the Millennium..En-
ANSWERS

564 thusiasm of the Wesleyan Methodists,, On

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being led by the Holy Spirit.. Apathy of tinued)..

American Divines-the Rev. S.

tbe Church of England in Missionary Ex-

Johnson, D.D. (continued)..1 Pet. ii. 8..

ertions .. Metrical Sketches, by Bishop Overstrained Texts.. Oxford Prize Poem,
Mant: St. Philip and St. James-Saul, who De Conventiculis Dissipatis .. Pauperism

is also called Paul-Judas ..., ..757-788 and Cottage Allotments. . Advantages and
REV. OF.. Deane's Worship of the Serpent Disadvantages of the Cottage System..

..Ivimey's Reprint of Life of Bunyan 789-805 Remarks upon the two preceding papers..

LIT. AND MISCEL. INTEL.-Historical Chart

Character of the Montanists.. Versification

of the Christian Dispensation .. Sir Walter

of the Latin Lines, De amore Jesus ..821-858

Scoti.. Idol temples in India .. Chimney. REV.or--Woman in her domestic and social
sweeping

814 Character.. Hints to a Clergymap's Wife..

RELIG. INTEL.Church Missionary Society The Annals of my Village. The Scripture

.. National School Society
815, 816 Garden Walk

859

OBIT.-M. Le Baron Chabaud-Latour ...... 817 LIT. AND MISCEL. INTEL.-Illuminations..
PUB.Avv.-Electioneering Contests.. Church Indian Loxia .. Biblical Manuscript .. So-
Reform..Clergy Distress in Ireland. .French cinian Repository .. Schools in France..
Cabinet

818 Cholera Ode .. Montaban Professorship..

ANSWERS

819 Baptism of Jews..Marriage of Leopold

SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL.- Bible Society

SUPP. To RELIG. INTEL.–Bible Society 868

APPENDIX.
INDEXES

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Rilio. AND Miscel. Com.- Bishop of Lon-

don's Evidence on the Lord's Day (con-

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