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hostilities, the Strictures of the important truths. On the subject Looker-on will not, we apprehend, of the Atonement we ineet with the be regarded as upseasonable. following passage (p. 20): “ That we
We give the author credit for his can make atonement for the sins of cardour, when he declares that our lives by any acts of contrition tbough his sentiments are not those and reformation, is a doctrine which of Calvinism,---yet he takes pleasure I cannot read my Bible and believe. in avowing, that among no class of To a poor erring morlal, oppressed believers has hę o met with indivi.. with a sense of moral transgression, duals of more sterling or exemplary conscious of his inability io make virtue.'. The Looker-on appears to reparation for those transgressions us to be a sincere enquirer after for which he is amenable to the trulb. Tilllately, averse from Evan- bar of Divine Justice, the assurance gelical sentiments at large, he now that Jesus Christ died for his sins frankly avows his belief in the lead. must be glad tidings of great joy! ing tenets of this system ; and de- Woe indeed to the false teacher, who clares himself to be conscious of would represent this sublime doctrine their salutary influence. Proceed- as dispensing with purity of heart ing in the sainc path of humble and and holiness of life ; or who would, diligent investigation, we doubt not in any way, make it subservient that “increasing years and extended a scheme of Antinomian proftigacy! means of observation” will induce and woe also to the cold-blooded him to regard with a more favour- sophist, who would take from the able
eye the writings of his Calvin- repentapt sinner this blessed hope !" istic brethren ; with wbich we ven- The admirers of the Pilgrim's ture to suggest he is at present but Progress will thank the Looker-on, imperfectly acquainted.
for successfully defending the me After taking paius to prove that mory of its author from the foul the Barrister's assertions respecting impulations of the Barrister. in the practical influence of evangeli
reference to this excellent writer, cal preaching, are not only unsur- he observes (p. 24) . To the genius ported, but plainly contradicted by evinced by the author of the Pil. fact, he communicates the result of grim, ino mighty inind of Samuel his own observation, in p. 12: It Johnson paid a tribute of applause ; is with me no uncommon thing to and would vedlure to predict, That, see these peor deluded fanatics (as when time shall have forever ob. you, in the plenitude of your wis. literated the remembrance of the dom, would account them) even Barrister and his writings, the Pilamong the lower orders of society, grim's Progress will continue to be leading lives of unblemished so. read and admired; will still be briety, devoting most conscientiously
the solace of many a
way.word to the support of their families the traveller, who, ji ihis instructive earnings of their industry : I see allegory, will recognize a faithful them solicitous to train up their picture of the difficulties and dischildren in the paths of virtue and couragements, the joys and consopiety: nor has it been without lations of a religious lite.' emotion that I have witnessed these In reply to ine Third Part of the honest Christians resigning their • Hints,' the author notices, with souls to their Maker with a humble, just severity, the total want of aniyel firm persuasion of a lile to come, mation, which is apparent in the
a bright believing hope of eternal ministerial labours of the moral felicily, of which you might hare clergy ;' ard insists on the necescuvied them the assurance.'
sary curinection between the docThe Barrister, it is well knowr, trines, and the morality of the gos. hay virulently opposed the dictrines pel. Alter some pointed ridienia of Human Depraviis, the Alone- (which our limits forbid us to quote) went, ard die Influences of ine of the Barrister's preposterous poliHoly Spirit. The Looker:00 has lico-religious speculations, the Lock the honour to be ranked amongst er-on takes leave of his readers and toe viidicaiors of these greal and bis opponent in the following terms: deemed a little too severe; but when tions appear to be cool and dispas. we consider the unkind mapper in. sionate, and in general just and ap
• Let those who think that Evange- tentiary is concerned ; and when we lical Christians have too much zeal, reflect on the temporary celebrity examine themselves, and enquire which Mr. Hale's name will give to Whether they have enough?
and kis painphlet, we suppose that most before they would extract the mote of our readers will unite with us in of enthusiasm from the eyes of their thinking, that Mr. Hodson's time brethren, let them first cast the and labour have been well expended beam of irreligion out of their owo.
in bringing forward the present proMay you, Sir, ere long, be con
duction. vinced of tbe error of your ways, This pamphlet, like the former of and by a timely and honourable re. that gentleman, is distinguished by traction, make some atonement for cogency of argument and energy of the injury you have attempted to style. We speak our firm convic. inflict on the peace of society'
tion when we say, That the politeThough we think the Barrister ness of the gentleman and the meekhas already been satisfactorily an. ness of the Christian shine througha swered, yet as the ground of argu
out the whole. Perhaps one pas. ment which the Looker-on has taken' sage, in page 88, line 7, may be is somewhat new, , -as his observa
which Mr. Hale has spoken of Mr. propriate, we do not hesitate to re- Hodson, there are few crilics, we commead his publication to the at
believe, that would wish it extentive perusal of our readers. punged.
It is difficult to select passages,
when there are so many that meet Strictures ou Mr. Hale's Reply to
with our unqualified approbation. the Pamphlets in Defence of ihe
The following seen a fair specimen London Female Penitentiary. By
of that vivacity of manner by which G. Hodson. Price 2s.6d.
the work is distinguished. Mr. H. • CONTROVERSY,' as one observes, · lays great stress on this remark, That • is a bottomless pit. If Mr. Hale's for every prostitute taken out of the plan were followed, the trựth of this
streets, there are two ready to take remark would soon appear; for dis- ber place.' To this Mr. Hodson putation on alınost every subject smartly replies,. Indeed, Sir,“twowould be endless. We apprehend, two, ready to take their places ! But that when a writer has not answered, two what? Pray, Sir, explain. There nor even attempted to answer the is something remarkably suspicious principal arguments of his anta- here. Are They lwo prostitutes, or gonist, he may fairly be looked up- two modest women ? I will give on as vanquished. In this case pro.. you time to breathe, Sir, and, in the priety would dictate silence; and interim, proceed to fill up the hintus. bonour would call upon him to conie “For every prostitute now upon the forward and avow his mistakes. towo there are two [prostitutes] But what does this gentleman do? ready to take their places, !" Pray, He scarcely notices one of the strik. Sir, do you understand this? Then ing arguments of Mr. Hudson, but I will proceed a step further : “Supa takes up one or two points of in- 'posing (you say) for a moment, that ferior moment; gives them a certain there is a hundred annually taken degree of plausibility, and then into the Penitentiary; for this pumcomes forward with an half-crown ber admitted, there is an hundred (an pamphlet, as if The Remonstrant hundred what? Why, prostitutes to bad taken do notice of his former be sure !) more at least upon the remarks! If Mr. Hale bad consulted town ;" that is, if the Penitentiary only his own reputation, he might receive a hundred prostitie, a hunhave remained silent, or merely said, dred prostitutes take their places ; " When you have attempted to an- . therefore it must be obvious to swer my arguments, I will resume every reflecting mind that the num: my pen.” But when we consider that
ber of prostitutes will be proporso useful au institution as the Peni. tionably increased !!' Now, Sir,
3 6 2
witbeut making any pretensions to prosiitution ?" Pray, Sir, if the PC. a “ reflecting mind," it appears to bitentiary were to admit any of those nie from the preceding considera- whom you thus describe, and any, tions, that, on the supposition that of its defenders were to assert that none of these huudred lemales whom Wer were not prostitutes, what you suppose to enter into the Pene would you say to ibat ? i know, icotiary, to relapse, the sum of Sir, you would insist upon it that prostitution must certainly diminish, they were. You perceive then ipto and that (as you say) in proportion what difficulties, you have pluoged to the numbers admitted into it!” yourself, and what prudence will be
The question here evidently re- required to enable you to maintain lates to iwo hundred prostitutes, of coosielency in your next publication ! whom one hundred are supposed to Why, Sir, so far from not reprobat.. be restored by the Penitentiary; of ing as prostituies this description course the pumber left upon the of females, should they he received. town must be diminished in propor- into the Penitentiary,. I question tion to the number admitted into it!". whether, in this case, would you not,
and, surely, Sir, you are not pre- include in the same class, even pared to assert that, upon the re- duced females,” who had afterwards, inovai of these latier into inore elic lived with more than one nian on gible circumstances, for more gene- dishonourable terms," although they ral prostitution, a hundred virtu. had never gone into the strcels lo ous and inodest women will become oflun theinselves for prostitution !". in a moment vitiated, ang occupy It is herce evideut also, thal, in 01their mixed condition of labour aird der to give a colour to your expiring. less general prostitution ! But I cause, it will really be necessary for dare say, Sir, this is ail "s phisti. you, Sir, to apply is soft and tender cal” atid metaphysical," " exhihii. epithets to the profligate of the feing you to the publ c as saying what male race !!! put to such as are.you never said, and as asnerting prin- desirous to be restored, &c. of whom ciples the very opposite to what you the advocates. Qf the Penitentiary feel;” and therefore I presume, ou speak,--bui of those, Sir, who, with will again tell the public that the a living in their hands, valuntarily advocates of the Peniientiary " have, plunge into a state of “ horrid” in no one instance, refuted one sin prestitution! A few of these gentle gle objection that you have brought epithets may likewise be necessary, against it:" but, šir, 1 insist ti:al, Sir, lo palliate the guilt even of according to your own statements, those who have not yet "uffered the women whom you suppose to themselves for proslitution" in the take the places of the reciaimed te- public streets, bui who, wilh the. males are already pre ostilults! The genuine mind of the prostilate, "are too whom you represent as their ready to take their places” of suche successons, you very justly describe, as enter into the Penitentiary!" not as visluous, and modest women, Mr. Hodson concludes his Stricbut as females who “frequently go tures with a forcible appeal to the ou in the evening and offer them- religious feelings of bis opponent ; selves for prostilution !" -- and of and with which we shall conclude whom you say " there are many
our review of the article. thousands !" They are such as are • But I canpot conclude this letter often what they call • trying their without turning your attention to & chance," and who only "give over consideration of very solemn and their wicked pursuit: when the momentous import. Pray, Sir, have “scanly prey” reddeis it an unpro: you cver retired and considered thus filable one. Now, Sir, i appeal to with yourself :: What will be the yourself whether this is not an ac. consequences of my success i Per. čurale description of what are call. haps I may be deceived by.ide spes ed street-walkers or common pros-, ciousness of, 1oy opinions. My lilules : and are not these the pro. judgment, like he judgments of per names of such as
go out into other mep, is fallible. may be in the store.s and ulter themselves dos an asrør. The plans of the Penis
tentiary muy ultimately prove as thousands of finally ruined females, beneficial as the intentions of its might have been celebraling, with supporters are pure.
It is wise to the Harlot of Nain, the riches of be on the safe side. Should niy at. that grace, the viriue of that briood, teinpts prove fatally successful, even and the efficacy of that power, by py own views may change. Shall I which the chief of sinners' inay toe be able to bear my own reflections restored to religion, li ho iness, and should such events occur?. May to God? No, Sir, it is ullerly iinthey not inflict mauy a severe pais possible; and the misgiving of upon my hearl? May they bot dis- heart which you even now betray, burb the tranquillity of many other by the words if I am not much den wise peaceful hours, and cast even ceivedl,' is an ominous prognostic of a cloud upon the closing scene of my the cirocions with alrich, at that life? If such thoughts as these awful season, you would contemhave occurred to you, they scem, plate the fatal sucrets of your atSir, to have made but a slight ima tempt! You would then wisii, Sir, pression upon your mind, for you that writings of such a dangerous say; the more I reflect upon the tendency' as yours, were buried in: subject, the more I am convinced of the Vault of the Capuleis,' or any the truth of the sentiments I have other vault, that inight for ever advanced, and if I am not much de- entomb them' in oblivion, whilst ceived, it will afford me peculiar sa- your'only consolations might be tisfaction to the latest period of my ihut; although your • zeal was existence that I have been the in- misguided, your molives weie strument of warning the public good, and that you were not out against the baneful influence of the of the reach of that wercy, from Penitentiary. Indeed, Sir! and which you had been the instria would it then give you a peculiar ment of excluding others!' satisfaction' upon a dying bed, that We are obligeil, to de?er, until youé had heen the instrument of our next, the review of Mr. Blair's
shutting the gates of mercy upon Letler on the Inadequacy of the Poor multitudes of your perishing fellow- Lures, for employing protecting, creatures ;
had fatally in. and reclaimingas Unfortunale te. terposed to prevent their rescue males, destilute of Work ;" in Anfrom vice, and blocked up an avenue swer 10 fr. Hale's Reply, annexed through which they might have re- to Mr. Hudson's Strictures. turueil to a condition of honest and virtuous life? would it in that awful hour, when both the percep
A Sermon, preached before the Sotion and sensibility of the conscience
ciety for Missions to Africa and
the East, May 23, 1809, by the may be inconceivably quickened, and eternity is opening upon you,
Rev. Legh Richmond, M. A. in would it then give you
also the Report of the Commilice, satisfaction' that you had been the
&c. price instrument of suppressing an Asy- After a long period, in which lum, where multitudes of perishing the zeal of the Protestant Church to. females might have heard ine soundt proinote the spread of Christianity of that gospel, by means of which was uimost dormant, il must affird the fornicators of Corinth became a high degree of gratification tools. holy members of a Christian church? serve the various de rominations of Would it, at that solemn period, that body rousing themselves fron give yon peenliar satisfaction that their foriner stupor, and vigorarily you nad diminished the joy of the associaling for the purpose of oil angels in Heaven,' who rejoice over fusing throu boni ine world the 000 smer that repenieth, more fragrance of the Saviour's name. inan vver ninety and mine just per
The Church of kome shall no longer Suns.?! Would you congratulate boast that they alpac retam ilię yourself then, 'Sir, that, had it not mark of the ajostolic catreh, in peea lor yourmisguideł zeal,' and the display of apostolic zent to probunejul interposition, bundreds, yea pagate the religion of Christ.
Churches of Protestants resolve to As he views the map, be conjectures, wipe off the too.just reproach, and, hopes, fears; and, with much soliwith the zeal of Catholics, labeur to citade, contemplates his future diffuse a purer faith. It is with gains, or dreads impending losses. pleasure, therefore, we behold ihe The map is again laid down, and ministers of Christ standing up in he has done with it. the midst of altentive multitudes, • The curious Traveller takes up and proving that. Love io Christ is the map of the world, and is ocihe only true motive to missionary cupied with the remembrance exertion. This is the subject of anticipation of the various customs, Mr. Richmond's discourse, founded manners, dresses, languages, buildon the words of our Saviour lo ings, and ceremonies, with a long Peter (John xxi. 16). Lovest thou list of wonders and amusements, me? Feediny sheep;'-froin which that have engaged. his attention. he considers, l, The Nature and In such a way his imagination Design of the Commission given by travels over the whole globe ; and our Lord to Peter; and, 2, The then this man's contemplations on Application of the commandment the map are likewise concluded. to feed the sheep of Christ, as it • The Natural Philosopher invesrespects the Heathen Nations at pre- tigates the various productions of sent and our own exertions, in order this diversified globe with another to their conversion. These topics object. Theories of the earth's forare discussed in a pleasing and inter- mation, the animal, vegetable, and esting manner, of which the follow- mineral - kingdoms, the origin of ing passage may be considered as a volcanoes, the cause of earthquakes, just speciinen :
the variations of the magnetic needle, • Corsicer the state of the world, all afford hiny endless subjects of its empires, nations, kindreds, and examination. Every continent, sea, tribes. When a map of the world climate, and zone, which the map is presented to the eye, with what a presents to his eye, furnishes hiva variety of affectious is it' viewed, with malter for inquisitive specuaccording to the character and puré lation; and then he has done with suits of the inspector!
it also. • The mere Statesinan diligently • But when the Christian beholds examines the magnitude, position, the world's map, he has a subject and boundaries of other countries, of investigation far beyond them with a sole reference to the political all. What they have overlooked aggrardizement of his own. Wars, and disregarded, is every thing to conquests, treaties, alliances, and a him. His great enquiry is, Shew multiiude of considerations con- me the visible kingdom of Christ : nected with ambition, power, and name the countries where Christ is national honour, dictate and accum- known and worshipped. O! when pany all his speculations on the 'shall the kingdoms of this world beinap ; and then he has dore with it, come the kingdoms of our Lord and and lays it down.
of his Christ?-wheo sball the Hea• The Merchant takes up the map, then fear the name of the Lord ?" and eagerly travcises the deline- • As his eye traverses the globe, ation of seas, eonligents, and islands, he sigbs over the awful contrast with anxistis enquiry as to pecu- which ils different portions exhibit. niary profit and loss, Trade and mer. His own soul loves Jesus, the Sa. chandize. His thoughts are ab- viour of men; but how small a part sorbed in considering how much of those immense tracks of country may be gained by his speculations which the map presents to his view, to some distant island ur foieign *o much as know whether there be shore. He meditates on the track any Christ ! - what nalious imof his vessel upon ihe ocean, marks mersed in Heathenish idolatry!-how iis courie upon ine hazardous waves, many overrun with the tyrannical and is full of agitation with respect supersiilion of Mahomet! to its fate. There is his golden where even the name of Christ is treasure, and his beart is there adao.
professed, how many are sunk into