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catch at a rope, you may guess how they then hearken as for their lives, as eagerly many people did catch at the if every sermon were their last; as if word, when they were ready to be over- Death stood at the door of the church whelmed by this overflowing scourge, and would seize upon them so soon as which was passing through the city; they came forth; as if the arrows which when death was knocking at so many flew so thick in the city would strike doors, and God was crying aloud by his them before they could get to their judgments. Then the people began to houses; as if they were immediately to open the ear and the heart, which were appear before the bar of God, who, by his fast shut and barred before. How did | ministers, was now speaking to them.”
ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE CHOLERA ?
From the New York Recorder.
“Are you afraid of the cholera ?” of the world, as witnesses for Christ, How often this question is asked in they should be known at this time, these days ! and what sayest thou, calmly performing the duties God has Christian reader, in reply? Canst thou assigned them, with stedfast eye fixed be afraid, when it will not come nigh on their heavenly home, and their thee, except thy Father in heaven com- thoughts resting much on its glorious mand the unseen messenger to call thee realities. Be sure, God will not call one home?
of his children from this mortal state, The present seems peculiarly a solemn till the work designed to be accomplished time, and demands of Christians great by each one is fully performed. And watchfulness and prayer. God's hand can it be desired to linger longer here ? is evidently abroad in the land; hun- Are not the visions of that rest on high dreds are rapidly passing away, and oh! enough to excite a desire rather to dehow many without a hope in Jesus, or part ? It will be the best time when any preparation for that great event for God calls ; the great subject of thought which we should be preparing all our should be, Is all in readiness to depart ? life long. The uncertainty of earthly It may be many loved ones will meet things, and the instability of mortal during the present season around God's hopes, are peculiarly brought before us. throne parents and children, long But the child of God should not be parted friends—there to have the sweet terrified : the world look on and wonder ties of love and friendship severed no to see Christians so much alarmed. It more for ever. Doubting Christian, will do for them to run from place to fear not, be not over anxious how it will place, and watch and talk, till they are be with thee. Thy God, in whose hands almost frightened into what they so thou art, will surely keep thee from much dread. But where is the Chris- sickness and death, till thy mission tian's faith when he thus forgets his here is all accomplished; and then, perheavenly Father's protecting care, who haps by the cholera, or in some way is watching over him so closely, that thou little dreamest of, call thee above even a hair of his head falls not to the to receive thy crown, and strike the golden ground without his notice? As lights lyre with angel spirits round his throne.
VOL. XII.FOURTH SERIES.
Or thoughtful and abstracted mien,
She led true pilgrims to the Mount
She showed how perfect spirits in heaven
Earth's loveliest objects as their themes-
Eternity! that fearful sound
As friendly smile to feeling hearts
THE CHRISTIAN'S WALK.
From the New York Episcopal Recorder. CHRISTIAN ! walk carefully-danger is near, Christian! walk stedfastly-while it is light, Work out thy journey with trembling and fear; Swift are approaching the shades of the night ; Snares from without, and temptations within, All that thy Master hath bidden thee do, Seek to entice thee again into sin.
Haste to perform, for the moments are fow. Christian! walk humbly-exalt not in pride, Christian! walk prayerfully-oft wilt thou fall, All that thou hast is by Jesus supplied ;
If thou forget on thy Saviour to call; He holdeth thee up, he directeth thy ways,
Safe shalt thou walk through each trial and care, To him be the glory-to him be the praise.
II thoj art clad in the armour of prayer. Christian ! walk cheerfully-though the dark storm Christian ! walk joyfully-trouble and pain Fill the bright sky with the clouds of alarm; Cease when the haven of rest thou dost gain; Soon will the clouds and the tempost be past, This thy bright glory, and this thy reward, And thou shalt dwell safely with Jesus at last. “ Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord!"
CHRONOLOGICAL PAGE FOR OCTOBER, 1849.
SUN RISES & SETS
FAMILY BIBLE READINO.
M м 6 1 Jonah ii., iii., iv.
Jupiter and Venus, morning stars.
Mars in the east early at night.
Baptist Irish Committee, 6, evening.
1833, Joseph Hughes (Battersea) d., æt. 65. 5 34 Matthew iii,
Moon rises, 34 min. past 6.
1535, Coverdale's Bible published.
Moon rises, 7 min. past 7, evening.
Moon sets, 43 min. past 9, morning.
Moon rises, 25 min. past 8, evening.
7 LD 6 12 | Psalms,
Sunday School Union Lessons, 5 25 Psalms.
John vi. 1-29, Exodus xvi. 8 M 6 14 2 Kings xvii.
Moon sets, 9 min. past 1, afternoon. 5 22 Matthew vi.
Moon rises, 11 min. past 10, night. 9 Tu 6 16 2 Chron. xxix.
Moon's last quarter, 16 min. bef. I, morn. 5 20 Mat:hew vii.
Fraternal meeting, Moorgate St. at 4. 10 W6 17 2 Chron. xxx.
1799, Samuel Pearce (Birmingliam) died. 5 18 Matthew viii, 1–27.
Moon sets, 49 min. past 2, afternoon. 11 Th 6 19 | 2 Chron. xxxi.
1531, Ulric Zuingle died, aged 44. 5 13 Matt, viii. 28-34, ix. 1-13. 1819, T. Thomas (Peckham) died, æt. 61. 12 F 6 20 | 2 Chron. xxxii.
Moon rises, 37 min. past 1, morning. 5 13 | Matthew ix. 14-38.
1843, B.H.Draper(Southampton)d.,aged65. 13 S 6 22
xxvi, 1-15. 1664, B. Keach pilloried at Aylesbury. 5 10 | Matthew x.
1799, Ward, &c, arrived at Serampore. 14 LD 6 23 Psalms.
Sunday School Union Lessons, 5 8 Psalms.
Mark vi. 34–56, Exodus xiv. 15 M м 6 25 Isaiah xxxii., xxxv.
Mcon rises, 15 min. past 5, morning. 5 6 Matthew xi.
1843, John Foster died, aged 70. 16 Tu 6 26 Isaiah xl.
New Moon, 13 min. past 5, morning. 5 4 Matthew xii.
Baptist Home Mission Committee at 6. 17 W
6 28 | Isaiah xli, xlii, 1–12. Moon rises, 32 min. past 7, morning.
Moon sets, 2 min. past 6, afternoon. 18 Th 6 29 Isaiah xliv.
Moon rises, 38 min. past 8, morning. 5 0 Matthew xiii. 53–58, xiv. Moon sets, 30 min. past 6, afternoon. 19 F 6 31 Isaiah xlv.
1813, Defcat of Napoleon at Leipsic. 4 58 Matthew xv.
Moon sets, 2 m. past 7, evening. 20 S 6 32 Isaiah xlviii.
Moon rises, 44 min. past 10, morning. 4 56 Matthew xvi.
Moon sets, 38 mio. past 7, evening. 21 LD 6 34 Psalms,
Sunday School Union Lessons, 4 54 Psalms.
Mark vii. 1-23, Isaiah xxix. 22 M6 36 Isaiah xlix.
1825, John Lawson (Calcutta) died. 4 52 Matthew xvii.
Moon sets, 10 m. past 9, evening. 23 Tu 6 38 Isaiah li,
1685, Elizabeth Gaunt martyred at Tyburn. 4 49 Matthew xviii.
Stepney Committee at 6. 24 W 6 40 Isaiah li., lii.
Moon's first quarter, 4 min. past 7, morning. 4 47 Matthew xix.
1685, Edict of Nantes revoked. 25 Th 6 42 Isaiah liv., lv.
1760, George II. died, aged 77. 4 45 Matthew xx. 1-28.
Moon rises, 19 min. past 2, afternoon. 26 F 6 44 Isaiah lix.
1751, Dr. Doddridge died, æt. 49. 4 43 Matthew xx.29—34, xxi. 1-16. Moon rises, 47 min. past 2, afternoon. 27 S 6 46 Isaiah Ix., Ixi.
Moon sets 4 min. past midnight. 4.41 Matthew xxi, 17- 46. Moon rises, 16 min. past 3, afternoon. 28 Lp 6 48 Psalms.
Sunday School Union Lessons, 4 39 Psalms.
Matthew xv. 12–28, Isaiah xxxviii. 29 M 6 50 2 Chron. xxxiii.
Moon sets, 31 m. past 3, morning.
Moon rises, 8 min. past t, afternoon. 30 Tu 6 51 2 Chron, xxxiv.
Moon sets, 45 min. past 4, morning. 4 36 Matthew xxiii.
Quarterly Meeting of Baptist Board. 31 W 6 53 2 Chron. XXXV., Xxxvi, 1-4. 1819, T. Flint (Weymouth) died, æt. 43, 4 33 | Mattlicis xxir.
Full Moon, 47 min. past 4, afternoon.
The Harmony of History with Prophecy : seven vials. They all agree in regard
an Exposition of the Apocalypse. By ing the first six seals as emblematical Josiah Conder, Author of “The Literary of a course of providential dispensaHistory of the New Testament,” Jc., &c. tions by which the empire of pagan London : Shaw, 1849. 16mo., pp. 532.
Rome was subverted, and Christian Notes on the Prophecies of the Apocalypse. worshippers delivered from those suffer
By Henny FORSTER BURDER, D.D. ings which they had endured from the London : Ward and Co., 1849. pp. 270. domination of a heathen government.
They all agree in regarding the trumThe Rise and Fall of the Papacy. By Rev. pets as a series of calamities which Robert Fleming, Minister of the Gospel
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of the reformation. They all agree in The Seventh Vial ; being an Exposition of a series of visitations by which those
regarding the vials as emblematical of the Apocalypse, and in particular of the Pouring Out of the Seventh Vial, with powers were to be destroyed which had
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theory which, it is remarked by Dr. Though two of these works have but Burder, appears to mislead some of our recently seen the light, and the others most learned and most talented exposihave already passed through a public tors of the Apocalypse, so as essentially examination in forms somewhat inferior to damage and to vitiate their interpreto those which they have now assumed, tations of the latter part of the book, it may be advantageous to direct atten- and to render them, notwithstanding tion to them in the same article. There their high attainments and their emiis among them a pleasing accordance in nent piety, unsafe guides in the study first principles, and they manifest an of the 'Revelation.” These authors evident oneness of spirit, even when all agree, too, in regarding the death differences of judgment are perceptible. and resurrection of the witnesses as They all agree in their views of the events which have long since taken structure of the mysterious book on place—a chronological point of great which they comment, as exhibiting the importance. developments of seven seals, the seventh If it would not detain the reader too of the seals comprehending a series of long in merely initiatory processes, & seven trumpets, and the seventh of the cursory view of the basis on which this trumpets comprehending a series of conviction is founded might be pleasant
and salutary. It rests partly on mo reclamat, nullus obstitit.” Henceforth criticism, and partly on a remarkable no one gainsays, no one opposes. This chapter in ecclesiastical history. If was May 5th, 1514. Three years the phrase rendered in the common half afterwards precisely—on the 31st version, “When they shall have finished of October, 1517—all public testimony their testimony,” be taken to signify, as against the papacy having, in the inteit has been rendered by Daubuz, Booth- rim, been suppressed-Luther proceeded royd, and others, “while they shall openly to the great church at Wittemperform their testimony,” or, in the berg, and affixed to the door of the words of Woodhouse," when they shall edifice his ninety-five theses, with a be finishing their testimony," the cor- challenge to all the learned men of respondence of the prophecy with events Germany to answer them on the day which took place at the commencement appointed. Consternation succeeded of the sixteenth century will be obvi- to triumph. The murdered witnesses ous. The extirpation of those reputed were standing on their feet in the preheretics who had been from the first the sence of their foes ; and pope Adrian, disturbers of the apostate church, now like Caiaphas, uttered truth which he seemed to be effected. The hidden but partially understood, when he said remnant of the faithful Taborites to the Diet at Nuremberg, “The herecalled Speculani from their lurking in tics Huss and Jerome are now alive dens and caves sent out four men, as again in the person of Martin Luther.” Comenius relates, to travel, one through The first of these publications, in the Greece and the east, another to Russia order of time, is that of Mr. Fleming, and the north, a third to Thrace, Bul- | a learned and studious presbyterian garia, and the neighbouring places, and minister of the seventeenth century, a fourth to Asia, Palestine, and Egypt; who was successively pastor of churches but the intelligence they brought back at Leyden, at Rotterdam, and at was, that they found no church of Founder's Hall, London, whence death Christ that was free from the grossest removed him in the year 1716. The errors, superstition, and idolatry. Two edition of his work now before us is the years afterwards, they sent two of their most respectable we have seen, the innumber to Italy, France, and other dustrious editor, Mr. Cobbin, having places, to see if there were any of the furnished it with useful accompaniments old Waldenses left alive ; but they of various kinds. This book has acbrought back tidings that one had quired great popularity the last eighteen recently been put to death; that they months, in consequence of the supposed could not find any remaining; that some fulfilment of remarkable anticipations few Piemontois were said to be scatter contained in it respecting the French ed and hid among the Alps, but that monarchy. The years 1794 and 1848 nobody knew where. A Lateran Coun- happening to be mentioned, large edicil was now conyened. All dissidents tions have been issued and caught up, were formally summoned to appear be- under the apprehension that recent fore it and make their submission. occurrences had proved the correctness The appointed day arrived. Not a of the author's calculations. It requires, sound was heard in favour of dissent or however, greater ingenuity than we its abettors. At length the Orator of possess to reconcile the history of the the Session mounted the pulpit, and facts with the chronology of the presolemnly, amidst the applause of the dictions. According to Fleming's assembled council exclaimed, “Jam ne- scheme the French monarchy was to be