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Ceiving the scriptures in English, but 1 knowledge, will you go through all the another, and more formidable one, which drudgery requisite to teach them to reawould prevent their receiving them at all, son in a foreign tongue, although it has will you not give the sacred volume as at- been proved that they can be taught in a tractive an appearance in the eyes of the few months to read in their own language? latter as it possessed when you solicited Again there is a vast part of the poputhe former to accept of it? Will you not lation that speak English partially. take advantage of the prejudice in favor Their knowledge of it is but the ungraof the language, that it may gaio admit- cious acquaintance of necessity. Mr. tance for the sentiments which destroy all Anderson* has well observed, they only prejudice? If an attachment to what se speak as much as is absolutely requisite parates and divides can be made intro- for the ordinary intercourse of life with ductory of a knowledge that teaches the English; and their descendants ; he more enlarged views of the social duties, has truly and expressively said, they can. and supplants an instinctive, by a reflect- not reason in that language.
“ Irish is ing patriotism; surely this is a wise ap- still the language of the heart and the plication of intelligent power to the ob- best part of the understanding.” Well stacles of ignorance and its perverse then, is it not evident, that if you agree opinions. You thus take possession of an with my friend, an immense number of out work calculated to defend the preju- human beings must reach the goal of dices which you attack, and convert it mortality, irretrievably lost, as to knowinto a shelter for the approaches, which ledge, while you are hesitating and disdestroy all prejudice. But my friend has puting about the means of their instrucshewn more of the speculative theorist, tion ? Think you not that their immorthan the practical philosopher. Objec- tal souls will be required at the hands of tions like what he has now made in the an enlightened generation ? case of our country were advanced be- I say it is a prospect too terrible to fore with regard to Wales; but as reason contemplate. You have proofs-proofs showed they were illiberal, experience are stronger than all theoretical reason. has proved their futility; and Wales, now ing-stronger than the contemplations of in possession of the inestimable gift, sends the philosophical mind, however learnedout her own heroes in the cause of instruc- ly abstruse, or ingeniously imposing--you tion. I could point out one in this assem- have in reply to all speculative calculably who has come from the bosom of her tions, the most stubborn of all argumente hills to traverse the wilds of my native -that of experience the most decisive land, fulfilling that text of scripture, of all answers--that of a practical con“ How beautiful on the mountains are the viction. feet that beareth glad tidings.” Yes; I trust I have not trespassed too long that gentleman has done more good (this upon your time. I should be glad to see I say because I know him well, and the my friend exert his eloquence in a good friends that are acquainted with his cause, since he has been able to say so labours), by the knowledge he has accu- much, aud so well, though I hope to no mulated and the labours he has under- effect, apon a bad one-to no effect : (aken, than the formal decree of a legis- not because he has not shewn eloquence lature could have accomplished. Yes: and ability; not because you have had he has devoted himself indefatigably to reason to be unalterably convinced to the emancipate men from the bondage of contrary, by the lucid statements of your ignorance, and to deliver them from the report, and the testimony of your Welch frightful dungeons of an Irish Inquisition. champion (whom we may call the David Again, in reply to my friend, there are of the cause of Christendom) to allow in many parts of Ireland numbers who any ingenuity, however plausible, to connever speak English at all. Their evi- trol your determination. I only add, that dence is taken in a court of justice by you must expect obstacles, many and difmeans of an interpreter. Now how is his ficult. What moral conflict was ever plan to operate for the education of those won without the struggle of great oppo-rather will it not cruelly protract their sition? All moral revolutions are slow time of ignorance and of servitude? and progressive. The means of dissipaGentlemen, I believe it is allowed in this ting intellectual darkness have never country that an Irishman may speak been organized into that power of protwice.. Perhaps my friend, if you will ducing immediate effect, like what the give him an opportunity, will avail him- Deity has performed in the physical self of the privilege, and disavow his æconomy of the universe. You perceive opinion. I have been among the rude that this earth, when involved in obscupopulation of my country; and I know rity, can be brightened by a sun beam that many of them cannot converse even on the most common topics in English. * See an excellent “ Memorial in 'behalf Well
, then, ere you put an Irish Testa- of the native Irish, with a view to their imment into their hands, and teach them provement in moral and religious knowledge, before they go down to the grave, that by Mr. C. Anderson of Edinburgh. Fenner, knowledge which surpasses all other London. 2s.
which has traversed millions of miles | the whole New Testament has been printwith a rapidity that outruns conception ; ed, we mention the Chinese ; a tongue but no nation, ignorant and debased, has which has always been deemed peculiarly ever become suddenly illustrious in the difficult to acquire, and which nothing radiance of civilization, or emerged from probably but the love of Christ and of the confusion of barbarism to an instan. souls would have enabled men to conquer, taneous apprehension of order and in- Within a very few days further intellitelligence! But it is enough for you to gence has been received ; and we have be convinced, that, in undertaking this now the pleasure to announce, that the task, you perform a great duty to your whole Old Testament is completely transfellow-creatures, and you may safely lated; and after eleven years of vigorous entrust the result to that providence, who and successful application, three hun. watches over the operations of charity dred millions of our fellow-immortals with a parental solicitude. Yes, under have a version of the whole word of his direction, you may safely commit to God prepared in their own tongue, the earth of Ireland the seed of cultiva- wherein they were born. Not unto us, tion, and in whatever age it may spring O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name and be matured, it will be a nobler be- be all the glory.". quest to posterity than the sword of con- Want of room prevents us from being quest ever transmitted, and will cover
more copious in onr extracts from this your memory with the most enduring of truly interesting Report this monthall decorations, that of moral and intel- and even our account of Mr. Hinton's lectual victory!
Academical Sermon at Salter's Hall, A number of other gentlemen ad- must yield to the pressure of necessity. dressed the meeting, among whom were, Of this, however, our friends will have Mr. Burls, Mr. Shenstone, Mr. Newman, little cause to complain, since we find Mr. Morgan of Birmingham, Mr. Ivimey, from the Baptist Magazine, there is a the Secretary, Mr. Uppadine, Mr. Finch probability of the Sermon being printed. of Lyon, Mr. Winterbotham, Mr. Thos. Thoinas, Joseph Gutteridge, Esq. Dr.
LITERARY NOTICE. Moore, an Irish physician, &c. but we regret that our limits prevent us from The Domestick Altar: a Six Weeks' going more into detail of the interesting Course of Morning and Evening Prayers, proceedings of this Society, which we
for the Use of Families. To which are row take our leave of, with unfeigned added, a Few on Particular Occasions. good wishes for its success, by laying By the Rev. WILLIAM SMITB, A, M. before our readers the short address of Author of " A System of Prayer.”
Joseph Butterworth, Esq.-It is, Ladies and Gentlemen, the most painful part of the duty of a chairman to say Ewood Hall, near Halifax, Yorkshire, in
Died, On Friday, the 25th inst, at any ibing that respects himself. Excuse the 78th year of his age, the Rev. JOHN my being very short
. With regard to the FAWCETT, D.D. More than half a motion that has just been made, I can only present you my sincere thanks for century of his long and laborious life had
been devoted to the discharge of his the kind manuer in which you have re
ministerial duties at Wainsgate and Hebceived my feeble services.
den-bridge, and to the publication of ni's merous works on religious subjects, many
of which have had an extensive circulaBAPTIST MISSION TO INDIA.
tion. In concluding our last number (See So long as his health would permit, he p. 224 ) we find we have inadvertently took an active part in conducting the fallen into a mistake respecting the print. Seminary, first established at Brearley ing of the whole Bible in the Chinese Hall, and afterwards removed to Ewood language, which we hasten to correct. Hall; but his increasing infirmities irThe Report of the Missionary stations duced him, more than ten years ago, to and translations which was read at Mr. retire from that situation to the neighGoode's Meeting 26th June, (not at Sale bourhood of Hebden-bridge, where he was ter's hall, as stated in the Baptist Maga- chiefly employed in writing, the Devon zine) has been since printed, and from a tional Family Bible. copy of it which now lies before us we In the month of February 1816, he learn, that the whole Bible is translated was incapacitated by a paralytic affecinto that language, but the New Testa- tion from attending to his pastoral office, ment only is as yet completed at press
and returned to his relatives at Eword and the Ora Testament in progress. The Hall, where he has ended his days in following extract from the Report, will peace, supported by those truths which he put the reader in possession of the real had long dispensed for the edification and state of the case ; and we are obliged to comfort of others. Mr. Dyer for setting us right upon the We hope to present our readers with a subject.
Memoir of his life, ministry, and writings Among those languages into which 'in a future number.
NEW EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE,
THE CAUSE, CRIME, AND CURE OF EVIL SPEAKING,
A SERMON Preached at the Baptist Monthly Meeting in Devonshire Square, April 22, 1816.
BY JOSEPH JENKINS, D.D.
[Now first printed.] And the tongue is a fire, a world of as if there were some texts of scripiniquity: so is the tongue among our ture that are not to be made use members, that it defileth the whole body; of or introduced) this very tongue and setteth on fire che course of nature : and it is set on fire of hell. Jam. iii. 6. is apt to let loose, and give itself
unwarrantable liberties, suggesting I Have for a long time had a pre- that perhaps the reason the minisvalent desire of preaching to you, ter speaks from this text is that and the more publicly the better, some of the people have said somefrom these words; because I have thing that has been injurious and thought, and from considerable has vexed him, and so he took this experience and observation been text to scold them that had done of the opinion, that there is much it! I freely profess to you, that I instruction, and that of the last am not conscious of any such moand most necessary importance tive. When I at first proposed to (necessary and useful more espe- preach from this text, it was rather cially, in the age and place in unceremoniously, and not without which we live) to be deduced from a considerable quantity of hauteur: them: and also because, that after and self-sufficiency, demanded of all the clamour uttered against the me in a public company, “Whether tongue, I do not remember to have by chusing such a text I had a heard or seen this text touched mind to set the city of London on upon by any preacher or sermon- fire? I had a ready reply to that izer, though it is perhaps one of thoughtless question, namely, that the most descriptive and alarming the City of London is already on in the whole Bible. It is a very fire, and that by a worse confladelicate subject I confess, but not gration than what took place in the to be passed over superficially days of King Charles II. and that If the tongue be the ornament of I wished to erect a monument our rational and intellectual na. against it. I wished to be if possiture, whatsoever hath a tendency ble under the divine direction an to injure or deface the beauty of humble means of stopping the that faculty is an enemy to the City's total destruction-or to image of God, at first enstamped change the idea : you know when upon the soul. But there is a for- a general and infectious disorder midable objection to a minister's such as the plague, breaks out in taking such a text (tacitly implying a district, and the help of phy,