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cedent, since it is well known that many | wards that shall be bestowed upon those places, now held by Arians and Socinians, who faithfully discharge its duties. Mr. were built and endowed expressly by, Hoby of Maze Pond addressed the peoand for, Trinitarians only. Mr. B. Mans ple, from 1 Cor. jii. 9. in which he der having been encouraged by us to un- beautifully illustrated the figures emdertake this suit, in which many hundred ploved as descriptive of the Christian pounds have already been expended, church, and from the nature of the and having, as an individual, (with the labours of ministers deduced the duties exception of some small donations,) sup- of the people committed to their care. ported Mr. Steward and family out of his Mr. Dunn concluded with a very approown private purse since the commence- priate prayer. Messrs. Morrison, Sloper, inent of this contest, we must now beg Bruce, and Pinchback assisted in the deleave to appeal to the best feelings of our votional services. Christian brethren, not doubting but they will see it to be their interest, as well as their duty, to assist in bearing the On Wednesday, Nov. 5th, Mr. James expense of so great an undertaking. Elvey, late of Wandsworth, was in

We therefore recommend to our Breth- vested with the pastoral office over the ren in the Ministry to make this Case Baptist church, in Fetter Lane, London, known as early as possible, and to have late Mr. Austin's charge. Mr. Ivimey a public collection, or subscription, in of Eagle Street, introduced the services their respective places of worship. in aid of the day by reading the Scriptures of this good, this great undertaking. and

prayer. Mr. Geo. Pritchard of KepAll contributions thus collected are re- pel Street, offered the customary apology quested to be transmitted, in a Banker's for their proceedings, by stating his view draft, or in any other convenient forin, to of a Christian church, in which he dwelt Mr. John MANDER, Wolverhampton; or chiefly on its Unity as a body, particuto Mr. James PEARSALL, 145, Cheap- larly as that unity respects the articles side, London; by whom the same will be of faith, order, privilege, power, feelthankfully acknowledged. .

ing, &c. &c. Mr. Pritchard is an ingeThe full particulars, with the history nious young minister, and he seemed anxof the Chapel, will be published when jous on this occasion to introduce a little the case is decided.

of novelty into this trite and hackneyed October 1, 1917.

subject. What he said respecting the J. A. JAMES, Birmingham. necessity of faith in a Christian church WILLIAM THORP, Bristol.

was just enough; but unfortunately he Thomas Scales, Wolverhampton. never once told the congregation what JOHN STEWARD, ditto.

the truths or doctrines are that a church JAMES COOPER, Westbromwich. of Christ must believe, and in which Joan Hudson, Ditto.

their unity must appear, nor did he even J. HAMMOND, Handsworth. explain what it is to believe. So that on John BERRY, Ditto.

this leading topic he left us just as wise John Richards, Stourbridge. as we were before. Yet even this surJ. Dawson, Dudley.

prised us less than his illustration of the order of a church of Christ. This is evi

dently a point concerning which Mr. ORDINATIONS.

Pritchard has much to learn. Instead of October 22nd, a newly formed stating the Scriptural order of the house Church of the Baptist Devomination, 1 of God, according to Acts ii. 42. Rom. meeting at Paradise Walk, Chelsea, was xii. 4-8. and other passages; he told us publicly organized; after wbich Mr. that in this order there were the following Owen Clarke, previously a member of things: first, Conviction, namely of sin ; the Baptist Church in Fetter lane, under secondly, Confession, or profession (of the care of the late Mr. Abraham Austin, the faith); thirdly, Submission, (to bapwas ordained their pastor. Mr. Elvey tism); fourthly, petition, (of admission of Fetter lane read the scriptures and into the church.) Now we put it fairly prayed. Mr. Pritchard of Keppel street, to Mr. Pritchard,“ What has all this to briefly and correctly described the nature, I do with the order of a church? These duties and privileges of a gospel church, things are all of them antecedent to and having asked the usual questions, re- churchmembership! And indeed we ceived Mr. Clarke's confession of faith. might thus go on and shew how litNr. Penny late of Portsea offered the tle to the purpose most of his illustraOrdination prayer with imposition of tions were, did limits permit. hands, assisted by Messrs. Dunn, Elvey, He pleased us, however, when speaking and Pinchbank. Dr. Newman, Presi- of the unity of feeling (or sympathy, dent of the Baptist Academy Stepney, 1 Cor. xii. 26.) which ought to exist in a gave an impressive, serious, and affeco Christian church, b'y bis candour and re

tionate charge from 1 Pet. v, 1-5. which gard to truth, which led him to confesshe considered as delineating the Pastor's that this mutual feeling is rather what office, the spirit of his office, and the re- ought to be, than what actually is found


in modern churches! In this, indeed, we ceived of the Lord," &c. And Mr are perfectly agreed with him-for in Hutchings the people, from 1 Thes. v. 12 regard to this particular, what two things Mr. Elvey is a young minister lately gone can well be imagined more dissimilar than over from the Pædobaptists, of good adthe apostolic and the modern churches ? dress and agreeable deportment; and if It deserves enquiry, however, whence he can be persuaded to lay aside human does this arise ? Is not the gospel the systems of divinity, and give his days same now that it was then? Surely this and nights to the study of the scriptures, is a serious matter, and deserves conside- he may in time become an able minister ration ; for we may depend upon it that of the New Testament; but he certainly the evil may be remedied, by a proper has much to learn before he attains that attention to the laws of Christ's house. maturity of judgment in divine things, Dr. Newman addressed the pastor from which so eminently distinguished his preCol. iv. 17. “ Say to Archippus, Take decessor. heed to the ministry which thou hast re

Original Poetry.

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WHY slow and solemn peals the knell of death?
Thought we not to have heard another sound

Than this? --and, why that gloom,
Which seems funereal, shading every brow
In sorrow-- and the eyes, suffus'd with tears,
That once we deem'd, would brighten'd have with joy?
List, stranger-I will tell to thee, a tale,
So sad, so deeply sad, that, if thine eye
Have tears, or heart have feeling,
Thou wilt also weep, to hear that tale,
There was a Flower that rear’d its head aloft,
And bloom'd most fair, most lovely to the sight-
Of fairest, sweetest promise, was that Flower,
And all who saw it, gaz'd on it and smil'd
With joy to view it flourishing -
And as they gaz'd, they could not help but bless
That Flower so sweet, and meditating, scan
Its future use and loveliness-
Pray'd they not too, that o'er its gentle head,
No ruthless winds of Winter e'er should sweep,
Nor sombre cloud, burst in its angry gloom?
Yes, they did pray—but Heav'n, for wisest ends,
Oft deigns not answer, ev'n when Nations pray.--
Ah me!- the skies assum'd an aspect dark,
And lurid clouds were fitting angrily-
There was a wail, a cry, at midnight heard
The wind has passed o'er that Beauteous Flower,
Scatter'd its leaves and blossoms in the dust,
And now full low, and prostrate it is laid,
Wither'd and gone-0! ne'er to bloom again !
Stranger-go mix, in yonder busy crowd,
And as in giddy whirl, they pass along,
Seeking as may be, this world's fleeting pelf,
Allur'd by insect Pleasure's painted wings,
Or chusing other earthly vanities
Read in their ear, this lesson-and if one, but one
Stop in his mad career and change his course,
Then, then, this Flower can ne'er have fall’n in vain.






Academical plagiarism exposed, 369. Consolation, divine, how connected with
Accursed froni Christ, meaning of, 304. poverty of spirit, 139.
Advice from a father to his son, 288. Covenant of royalty with David, illus-
Adult schools, 350.

trated, 73.
Anecdotes, 240, 370.

I Cor. xiv. 30. explained, 367.
Assurance without evidence, shewn to Crisp, Dr. vindicated, 368.

be a delusion, 16.
Austin, Mr. A. Memoir of, 1, 65.

Demise of H. R. H, the Princess Char-
Elegy on his death, 9. lotte, 376.

his Sermon on the deity Defence of a learned ministry, 301,
and influences of the Holy Spirit, 135. Designation of Missionaries, 351.

Divine teaching, its nature, properties
Baptism, remarks on the controversy con- and effects, 230.
cerning, 22.

Doctrine of Christ, the true bread of life,
Baptist Mission to India, 126, 256, 282. 261.

Missionary Meetings, 219. Donald John, his interesting case, 25.

Ministers superannuated, Society | Donisthorpe, Mr. his sudden death, 50.
for their relief instituted at Bath, 210. Duty of considering the poor, illustrated,
Itinerant Society, 218.

Irish Society, 249.

Dying experience of Dr. Owen, 225.
Biloey, Mr. his interesting account of him-
self, 271.

Education, its importance stated, 45.
British and Foreign School Society, 28, Empirics in theology exposed, 123.
62, 126, 181, 284, 319, 349.

Envy among Christians, how unsuitable,
Bible Society, 92,

125, 155, 186, 284, 313.

Evil-speaking, its cause, crime and cure,
Brotherly Love, its exercise in churches 257, 293.

enforced, 172.
Bulls, Papal, against Bible Societies, 157, Females, the sphere allotted them, an

humble one, 178.

Fixed stars, their immense distance, 84.
Case of importance to orthodox dissen. Forbearance, in churches, its principle

investigated, 174.
Cardinal Wolsey, his affecting soliloquy,

Gaelic Schools, 127.
Carpenter, Dr. his remarks on Dr. Stock's Gailleo, his astronomical discoveries, 345.
letter, 353,

General Baptists, increase of, 352.
Christian churches, hints to the members Glasgow Auxiliary to the Baptist Mis
of, 289.

sion, 62.
Christianity, why opposed by infidels, 81. Glories of the Redeemer, in his work and

new argument against, 83. reward, 37.
how defended by Dr. Chal- |Gospel, wherein it consists, 65.

Grace of the gospel, how it displays the
Christ's resurrection, import of, 10.

divine character, 279.
Intercession, illustrated, 97.

Kingdom, its gradual progress, Happiness, not the exclusive privilege of

the rich, or great, 42. how connected
Church of Rome, its errors exposed, 55. with obedience, 44.
Clergy of the Establishment, how some of Hebrews, epistle to the, remarks on, 277.

them can secretly persecute, 241. Hibernian Society, 216, 246,330.

ters, 382,

mers, 146.


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Howard, Mr. interesting account of his Psalm s, their meaning how perverted,

death, 326.
Hutchinson, Mr. John, some account of,

observations on the, 266.
Hutchinsonianism, wbat, 366.

Rash and unguarded expressions, cen-

sured, 51, 107.
Intolerance, recent instance of, 60. Redeemer's glory, remarks on, 27.
Intercession of Christ, illustrated, 97. Religion, its nature, importance and rea-
Improvement of time, illustrated, 13. sonableness, 198, 233.
Immateriality of the soul, proofs of, 47. Religious liberty, stated and defended,
Ireland, 30.

52, 151.
Irish Evangelical Society, 215.

Remonstrance with ministers on their

assumption of titles, 237.
Kingdom of Christ, its gradual progress Resurrection of Christ, its import shewn,
in the world, 167.


Rewards, will be diversified to the righ-
London Society for promoting Christianity teous in heaven, 285.
among the Jews, 183.

Righteousness of Christians, in what re-
London Missionary Society, 189.

spects it inust exceed that of the Pha-

risees, 76.
Marked separation, thoughts on, 268. Robinson, Rev. Thomas, Memoirs of, 161.
Metropolis, the alarming state of juvenile Rom. ix. 1-5 illustrated, 302.

delinquency in it, 143.
Mistakes in religion, rectified, 108.

Sanctification, its twofold view explained,
Moral Law, its perpetual obligation

shewn, 342.

its progressive nature de.

fended, 342.
New Year's Day, Ode on, 32.

Scriptures, their excellency shewn, 166.
Newton, Sir Isaac, his eulogy, 117. Self, an idol to many ministers, 18.

Socinianism shewn to be subversive of
Obedience to Christ, the surest test of the gospel, 354, 364.
discipleship, 193.

Sonnets, 160.
Old age, its comforts stated, 87.

Strictures on modern preachers, 111.
Ordination, at Derby, 159.

Stock, Dr. his letter to Mr. J. Rowe, 274.
Keppel-street, London, 285. Substance of a speech in defence of home
Chelsea, 383.

Missions, 238.
Fetter-lane, London, 383. Superville, Monsieur, some account of,
Owen, Dr. his dying experience, 225.


Pastoral duties ably enforced, 19. Taylor, Mr. Dan, Memoir of, 33, 129.
Pharisees, the defective nature of their Time, the shortness of it improved, 13.

righteousness, shewo, 77.
Pilgrim's Progress, its spurious divinity Unitarianism shewn to be untenable, 354.
exposed, 240.

Unpardonable sin, in what it does and
Plurality of worlds, taught in scripture, does not consist, 321.

Pre-existence of Christ's human soul, an Warburton, Bishop, how he satirised the
unscriptural tenet, 329.

Church of England, 209.
Prophecy, its double sense, instance of, Weekly communion, defended, 269.

Protestant Society for the protection of Zeal, in the cause of Christ, recommend.
religious liberty, 210.

ed, 103,

Austin, Mr. A. I, 65. George, 111.

Pritchard, Rev, G. 285.
A. C. R. 176.

Grierson, Esq. 251.
Allen, William, 181.

Robinson, R. 21.
Adam, Mr. 351.

Hawtrey, Rev. Mr. 183, Robinson, T. 161.
A Constant Reader, 369. Hervey, 2.

Rogers, Mr. 250.
A Friend to Evangelical Hall, Rev. R. 316, 347. Rowe, Rev. John, 274,
Truth, 370.

Hutchinson, John, 365. 353.
Anecdote, 370.

Hill, Rev. R. 59. 183. Ryland, Mr. John, 3.

Howard, Mr. 326. Ryland, Dr. 351.
B. 17.

Hume, Mr. Joseph, 58.
Babington, T. Esq. 184. Hughes, Rev. Joseph, 29. Sandeman, 2.
Bergman, 128.

Saurin, Mr. 21.
Bennett, Rev. Mr. 216. James, John Angell, 17. Schawbe, Rev. Mr. 58, 59,
Bedford, Duke of, 181. Jackson, Sir J. 58, 181, 182.
Bickersteth, Rev.Mr. 186. Jenkins, Dr. Joseph, 257, Simeon, Rev. C. 185.
Butterworth, Joseph, Esq.

272, 286.

Sutton, Mr. 351.
J. W. 293.

Smyth, C. B. Esq. 251.
Bogue, Dr. 192, 214. J. W-n. 288.

Smith, Mr. John, 29.
Booth, Mr. A. 5, 17. J. K. 51.

Steadman, Dr. 250.
Bromley, Capt. W. 320. I. T. 301.

Sussex, Duke of, 28, 57,
Buxton, T. F. 182.
J. M. 144.

60, 182.
J. R. 145.

Stock, Dr. 276.
Campbell, Rev. J. 249.

Stevens, Mr. John, 333.
Carpenter, Dr. Lant, 274, Kattegary Sultan, 186. Sunday Reading, 10.

Kinghorn, Rev. Joseph, Stratton, Rev. Jos. 249.
Caroline, 368.


Stephens, Mr. W. 9, 65.
Cissus, 96.

Cephas, 268, 288.
Liverpool, 288.

Stephen, Mr. R. 59, 249.
Clarke, Mr 0. 383. Littlewood, Rev. T. 352. Styles, Dr. 215, 216.
Chalmers, Dr. 189.

Syphax, 334.
Clayton, Mr. J. 59. Martin, Mr. John, 9.
Collyer, Dr. 114, 126. M‘Lean, Mr. A. 174. T. B. L. 32, 160, 320.
Cowan, Rev. T. 335. Mackintosh, Sir James, Taylor, John Sydney,
Cudworth, Mr. 2.


Esq. 251.
Cunningham, Rev. J. W. Mason, Dr. 183.

Taylor, Rev. Dan. 33.

Marsh, Rev. W. 185. Townsend, Mr. J. 59, 181.
Mary, 204.

T. S. A. 96.
A. 115, 273, 305.

Mayor, Rt. Hon. Lord, Townley, Dr. 216.
Dudley, C. S. Esq. 248. 213.

Terry, G. Esq. 287.
Davis, Mr. R. 298.
Dyer, Mr. 351.

Noel, Rt. Hon: Charles, Vaughan, Mr. 164.

E. D, 96.
Nangs, 271.

Williams, Mr. W. 21.
Evans, Rev. John, 310.

W. Montrose, 202.
Elvey, Rev. James, 383. 0. 47, 246.

W. V. 81, 96, 384.
Owen, Dr. Joho, 226. W. B. 288.
Fox, Mr. Joseph, 60.

W. P. 176.
Fawcett, Dr. John, 167, Pinkerton, Rev. Mr. 155, Waugh, Dr. A. 182.


Wilberforce, W. Esq. 184.
J. F. Hinckley, 237. Patterson, Rev. J. 182, Wilks, John Esq. 211.

185, 248.

Wilks, Rev. Mark, 214.
Gray, Mr. 65.
Philips, G. Esq. 182.

Grant, Robert, Esq. 185. Porter, J. P. 211. Winterbotham, Rev. W.
Galitzin, Prince, 94. Pritt, James, Esq. 219. 222, 351.
G. B. 204.

Pakenham, Capt. 0. 247. Watson, Rev. R. 334.
G. W. A. 301.

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