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the deep mire of Popish corruption, were ready to perish in the land of or virtual infidelity! How small a Assyria, and the outcasts in the land portion seems as yet to belong to of Egypt,” are now worshipping the Christ!

Lord in his boly mount !' • He mourns over the prospect, [We must defer the Report of the but does not lay down the map and Committee till our next Number.] think no more of it. Again and again he takes it up; prays for the Discourses delivered at the Ordisheep of Christ in distant lands, re. commends their case to God, and

nation of the Rev. Thomas Raffles,

at Hammersmith, &c. 2s. 6d. meditates plans for their deliverance. He surveys the vast con

The first of these Discourses, by tinents of Asia and Africa, and, for Mr. Humphries, describes the Nature the most part, it seems to be dark. of a Gospel Church, as constituted ness visible. Then he looks for his among Protestant Dissenters of the pative island at home, endeared to congregational order. This is suchim by a thousand considerations ;

ceeded by a short relation of Mr. but most endeared on account of Raflles' experience, and a declarathe gospel light with which she is tion of his doctrinal sentiments. blessed, and shall not the rays of

The Charge is by Dr. Collyer, that light soon be diffused, as from his friend and pastür, who, from à centre, to all the surrounding Acts xx. 28, directs his attention to world? Doth not à voice from his Official Station, and the Duties above, in an especial manner, say

attached to it." In that part of his unto Britons, “Go ye into all the

discourse which relates t the terın world :" Wherefore? Ooly for Overseer, ' he thus expresses his political aggrandizement, for merchaodize, for travelling recreation,

I do not wish to encourage a for the collecting of philosophical spurious and false power, but a legirarities? Are these your only ob- timate authority. You are to lead, jects? No, saith the word: Go not to be led ; -- to oversee, not to ve into all the world, and preach driven. You will always listen to

to guide, not to be the gospel to every creature.”

• From such a meditation on the the voice of reason and of friendmap, the Chrisiian retires, not to saip; but you must not be at the slumber over his convictions of controul of mens' passions. Yours cluty, - not to say much, and do is it an'oppressor's rod of iro:), but nothing: he freights a vessel to a shepherd's crook :

let 50 man carry the “pearl of great price” to

wresi it from your hand : to you it those who neither koow of its exist- was consigned, with live government ence nor its value ! The mission- which it implies : it is your safeary is on board the ship!- 'The m:s- gard, and the defence of the flock. senger of God is crossing the seas ! It must not be concealed that this not as formerly, “10 make the is a day in which such admonitions Ethiopians afraid," but los proclaim are necessary.

There is the glad tidings of salvation to the power springing up in Christian Heathen, to“ preach the gospel churches, which threplens, ly diviu

to heal the broken. 10, to govern; and, by ruling, to hearted, to preach deliverance lo destroy. As it has no ievai alliho. the captives, and recovering of sight rity, its assumed power is intolerable to the blind." Whilst the Christian asd unlimited. We, who professio) at home, who has been the instru- maintain the independency of our ment of sending him forth on this principles, and who reject dumia errand of love, anxiously waits lo nativa from any body of Caristians,

ar the happy news ihal " Dagon aliuw me of influence in the world, is fallen upon his face to the ground from their property, to liil otices before the ark of the Lord;”. to whica trey aitaca onlue importa that “ Bel boweth dowi), and Nebo tince, and in which tay exercise, stoopeth, while the great trumpet mot rule (and to thut ihey have no is blowp;'' aod that they “ which clam) but iyran.y. Churches aro

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diminished, the lives of ministers 5, 1808. By the Ncv. Thomas embitteicd, the cause of God in- Young, of Canterbury. 1s. jmied. Is this a detect in the sys- Both the Address to Mr. Stod. tem, or an abuse of it? If ic doma

hart and the serinon to the People, defect, it should be remedied; ifil

are founded on Colos. ii. 5-7, be an abuse, it should he corrected.

Though i be absent,' &c. In the You owe it to God, to your bre. Address, Mr. Young directs the atthren, to your church, t' yourself, {ention of the minister to the by moderate, but tirin measures, by charming spirit by which St. Paul the independence of your principles, was aciuaicd, including his af. and the stalility of your conduct, Sectionale attachment to the church to oppose and to crust the growing of Chrisi- nis high approbation of evil, wherever it exists, and so far church discipline, and his ardent as your personal influence extends.

love lo evangelical truth,' In the It is a common cause ; it demaous Discourse to the Peoplt, Mr. Young the adoption of prompt, unanimous, notices 'the peculiar excellencies by and vigorous exertions.

Such an

which the Colossian church unaothoriz:d power is exposed and distinguishei!, and the important condemned log the very authority maxims by which it was to be regu. which constilutcu yon an 'over. lated.' A variety of truly erak. scer ;' and repels the invasion of gelical and interesting practical your rights.

The apostle John, matter is to be found in these pages, who had $ much of the mind of well worthy of the attention of Christ, threatened to remember every minister and church, as well the deeds of Diotrephes, who loved

as of the persons to whom it was to have the pre-eminence among originally addressed. Ris brethren.'

This passage, it seems, save offence lo svine persons ;

in

The Puipit; or a Biographical and qnence of which, a long pole is sub

Literary Account of eminent popujoined, in vindication of it.

lar Preachers, interspersed with

occasional Clerical (rilicism. By are lovers of peace, we shall take no

Onesimus., Vol. I. price 8s. part in the dispute, but leave the readers of the Charge to form their

To name this work is to conown conclusions. We decline also demn it. Work«, when published, any so marks on the application of become the legitimate subjects of the word Clergyman to a Dissenting criticis.n; but, we think, not disMinister, which the Doctor viui- courses delivered from the pulpit ; calex, ini a note, 23. 65, 66.

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because', though nothing will com. The ser inon to the church is by pensate the want of truth, the zeal Dr. Winter, formerly their paster, and fervour of a preacher, the ex tounded on I Cor. xvi. 10, .See that cellence of his general sentiments, he may be with you without fear, the purity of his motives, and the for he worketh the work of the affection of his heart, may surely Lord.' These discourses discover alone for many defects of com. considerable ability, and are well position or of delivery. "To do jusadapted to promote the grand tice to this writer, however, we must purposes of the Christian ministry confess, he does not presume to anong a Christian people. The judge of evangelical truth or pracduc opservation of the advice given tical energy. The Pelagian and the to the pastor and to the church, Calvinist are both alike to him. It cannot fail to render them mutual is the attitude, the manner, the blessings to each other.

dress, the accent, which exercise his

skill; and we readily admit bis judge The Substance of an Address, de- mout on the use of a pocket hand. lizypadd to the Rev. Robert Sto kerchi or the neat of a band, hari, on his selllement at Al ul- the manner in which a preacher berry-fiarden Chupel, Pellitreet ; ascends the pulpit, 'or retires, &c. ; also a "erinou lo the Church, Oa.

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a man should make it his business to Jation, is intimately connected with attend the ablest preachers of the the supreme glory of God, and with gospel for such sinister resigns ; the supreme good of his disciples. and it is a pitiful thing that a book- It is in the face of Christ that we seller should keep writers in pay see the light of the glory of God; for no briter purpose. It may be and, on a view of this glory, perproper to add, that this book is sonal religion, in its rise, progress, written by the Editor of a Sunday and consummation, depends. The Newspaper, in which they originally manner in which this interesting appeared.

topic is discussed, displays a dis criminating judgment, and a des

votional cast of mind. The peculiar Jude's Question Discused; or the manifest alions of Jesus Christ, which

distinguishing Manifestations of some, hy their excessive refine Christ to his sincerely enquiring ments, explain away; which soine, Disciples considered: a Sermon,

by their enthusiastic rhapsodies, by W. Kingsbury, M. A. ls. render completely unintelligible;

and wbich others treat in such a This truly excellent discourse is calculated to excite more than or

cold, speculative manner, äs is cal

culaied to produce no salutary dinary attentios. Though delivered

no particular occasion, it is effects, are here ably discussed, in a printed at the request of those to

way that is truly scriptural, perwhon it was addressed. Preached fectly rational, and highly impres.

sive. by a venerabie Pædobaptist minister, to a respectable Anti-Pædo." haptist congregation, we regard the LITERARY NOTICES. publication of it as an amiable expression of their mutual caudour.

Preparing for the Press, by W. Independently, however, of every

Blair, Esq. The Meaus of preventing

Female Prostitution and Iudigence, extriusic circumstance, we consider the sermon itself as deserving the

In the Press, altenfion of our readers. Though and nearly ready for Publication, its language and its arrangement

Mr. Mackenzie's Life of Calvin; are ainong its minor excellencies,

Addresses to Young Persons; yet, did our narrow limits admit it, we should gladly give a specimen of The Way to Ruin ;-A New Edition

of Dr. Gillies's Devotional Rcflecthe pleasing simplicity of its style,

tions, with the Text, 2 vols, 8vo ; and, by an anaiysis, shew the lucid

A Second Part of Dr. Hawker's order with which it is compose:1 ;but this discourse bas superior

Sailur Pilgrim ; also, claims to our notice. The subject

A Sermon on the Evil of Sin. By is, in the highest degree, interesting.

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Tract Societies, We have been favoured with the An. Ir must afford much pleasure to the nual Report of the Directors of the first promoters of the Religious Tract New York Missionary Society, of Society in London, to find that the sucApril 5, 1809; from which we learn, cess of their laudable institution his That their Missionary, Mr. Ardrew induced their Christian brethren, in Gray, a man of piety and fortitude, is several other parts of the world, to employed among the Tuscarora In- adopt a similar plan. I'rom an Amedians; and is diligently endeavouring rican publication, we learn that the to dispel their mental darkness, and to General Convention of Congregational win them to obedience to the truth; and Presbyterian Ministers in Verpot only by public preaching, but also mout, diave recommended, -- and the by visiting them from house to house, Missimary Suciety there have esiaand conversing with those who de- blished, the Vermont Religious Tract cline to give attendance on his ser- Society,' Dr. Hooker, of Middleburg, nions.

being their principal agent. At present, Mr. G. is obliged to em- A new periodical work is also comploy an interpreter; by which the ex- menced, entitled 'The Adviser, or pence of the Mission is increased, and Vermont Evangelical Magazine.' It is the energy of the preacher is abated. evident, from the various publications To remedy this defect, the Directors of this kind, which appear in differcat have formed a resolution to euucate countries, that the Christian world some of the Indian youth in the know- takes far more interest than formerly jedge of the English language; and, for in the affairs of the church of Christ; that purpose, have sent a young man, and are aware that the communication Mr. Crabe, to the. Tuscarora village, of religious intelligence is productive to commence a school; which is to be of the most important advantages. It conlucted, as far as circumstances will is peculiarly grateful to the Conductors admit, on the plan of Mr. Lancaster. of the Evangelical Magazine, that so

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aud other places.

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stitution is oamed 'The Portland We are glad to hear that, in this Head Suciety, for the Propagation of country, where the gospel is so much Christian Kuowledge, and the instrucNeeded, a commendable effort of Chris- tion of Youth.' Mr. Massal uid 'r. tian zeal has been manifestedi. In the Youl, who were formerly missionaries district of Portland Head, on the banks at Otaheite, dispense the word of life of the river Hawkesbury, several of the anong the people, and with encourag. settlers have come forward, by a suh- ing prospects of success. A supply of scription, to ereat a chipel and school? Bibles, Testaments, Watts's 'Psalm house. Oae' of the settlers lias given and Hlyne Books, anil School Books, four acres of ground for the purpose ; will be very acceptable. Persons disand about 200l, was subscribed. The posest to contribute such, are requested. spot, which is delightfully situated, is to send them to the Secretary of the Dow called Ebenezer tvunt. The in

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TOLERATION ACT. Having promised to pay a respectful attention to Hints which may be suggested

by our Correspondenis, on the proposed limitations in granting Licences to Dissenting Teachers, we insert the following, as the most comprehensive among those which we have received. Retaiping, as we still do, the opinion, that if any restrictioos were admitted, the distinction proposed by Eusebius between Protection and Privilege would furnish the least exceptionable ground, we heartily concur with the writer of tbe follo.ving article, in judging that the se'igious liberties of Dissenters will be best secured by leaving the Act ugtouched, without the alteration of a single syllable ; and that Dissenters and Methodists of auld llescriptions should unite to resist, by every lawful and peace able method, the least infringement of their coustitutional rights,-being, froin thc best information, fully assured that the complaint so strongly urged, of abuses of the Acl, by a lew unprincipled persons, is merely a pretext for the purpose of effectually preventing Itinerant or Village Preaching. To the Edi!or.

had ever (xcurred, I cannot but hesia

tate, and must suspend ny decision Sir, – Your readers are obliged to until the assomeli and admitted charge Eusebius for a concise view of the suf- be fully substantiated. ferings of the Dissenters prior to the Should any satisfactory proofs of Revolution, and for an abstract of the such an abuse se produced, it will proAct of the 15t of William and Mary, bably be found that the cu!pable Usually denominated the act of Toler- parties are neither members of any atiou, together with his observations Dissenting or Methodissic Society, as

?pon it, in your Number for Sep- no socisty of these descriptions caa be tember.

· supposed capanle of conniving at such Lord Sidmouth's motion, at the close gross duplicity in their communicants; of the last session, was founded on a and should they appear to belong to supposed fact, which Eusebius aduits the Established Church, to the disto be disputable; namely, • That cipline of that Church I must leave some base persons liave availed thein. theird. I also expect that the number selves of the Act in question, and hare of such abuses, if indeed any can be entered their names at the Quarter proved to exist, will be found too diSessions as, preachers, who never did minutive to claim the interference of preach, nor intend to preach ; but the Legislature, or to be urgell as a shamefully assumed the character of

for ayriliging our religious ministers, merely for the purpose of liberties. Were an effectual remedy obtaining aneasy exemption from serv- for the supposed abuse of the Tolering in the militia.'

ation Act the sole object of the Returns llaving, for more than half a cen. moved for by the Right Honourable tury, been intimately acquainted with Viscount, we should bave no serious the Dissenters, without recollecting one ground for aların; but whan we advert instance of the kind, and having ene ti tìc cuptemptuous and malignant quired of several respectable ministers, sirit of some recent publications, the whose sphere of information far ex. hostile and threatening tone of Visicecds my own, to whom no such fact tation Charges, and particularly to the

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