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Fity of the divine law; and demonstrates No. V. Protestant Resolụtions on its equity and excellence. If the law the Roman Catholic claims; with was not holy, just, and good, how came three letters by Melancthon; and it to pass, that the incarnate Son of God Luther's letters to Wm. Wilberdelighted to obey it? If even its penal sanction was not too righteous to be
force, Esq. M.P. abated, the infliction of the curse on the
No. Vi. Roman Catholic prinsurety, whose dignity and excellence ciples, exemplified in the republicawere superlatively great, must have been tion and
solemn sanction of the persefar more shocking than its falling on the cuting Bible-annotations, originally original offenders.
printed by Queen Mary's priests, at If any one should imagine that the Rheims; three more letters by Melaw of God demands less of men, in con. lancthon ; and new proofs of Papal sequence of the fall, and the present de- folly and violence. pravity of mankind, then there is so
No. VII. A further account of much the less sin to be charged upon the Roman Catholic Bible, publishthem, and so much the less to he atoned ed last year at Dublin, by Coyne, for and forgiven; and, consequently, Parliament-street, under the express our obligations to Christ and to free grace sanction of the Titular Archbishop ; are proportionably the less." We wish the worthy anthor ald
Dr. Troy's declaration of the disaptake up his pen again, and make a
proval of the notes in the Rhemisha more direct attack upon those who Testament, with Mr. Coyne's letter preach the doctrine of imputed
in reply, &c.
We think that all true Protestants sanctification, and others of a similar tendency. He may be the ho
must feel much obliged to the edinoured instrument of doing much
tor for these little pamphlets, in
which good to those who are not yet clearly stated, and several official
many important facts are entangled fast in the toils of error.
documents from Rome are placed
in their proper light. We concur Reflections on the primary Causes of the with him generally in the reasonings
Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire, fc which he has built on these facts pp. 64, 12mo. Williams.
and documents; though we can by A serious pamphlet, written by when speaking of Dissenters, and
means agree with Fabricius, a man of good sense, and extensive their separation from the Church of information, who appears to be well affected towards the Christian re
England : page 108, he says, “ To ligion.
that pure church do they owe the liberty they enjoy.” Their obliga
tions to the state are very consiAntibiblion, or the Papal Tocsin. Price derable, and always readily acknowFoor-pence, or 25 Copies for Six ledged; but their obligations to the Shillings,
episcopal fchurch, as by law estabNo. I. contains news from Rome lished, are not quite so clear. and Poland; with a correct Latin copy and translation of the present Pope's first bull against Bible Societies, and notes by Scrutator.
Scripture Portraits ; or, Biographical No. II. A free exposure of the so
Memoirs of the most distinguished Cha.
racters in the Old Testament, fc. By phistry by which the Pope's first
the Rev. Robert Stevenson, of Castle bull is defended, with further proofs
Hedingham. 2 vols. 12mo. 1817. of Papal intolerance. No. III. Another bull, or Papal
Whatever is at once designed brief, against Bible Societies, ad- and adapted to promote a more di. dressed to the Archbishop of Mohi- ligent attention to the Holy Scripleff, the 3d of September, 1816, with tures, must be entitled to our warmnotes and observations.
est commendation. We wish all No. IV. Further notes and obser- our juvenile readers to know by exvations on the bull of September 3, perience, that the Bible is the most 1816, and an edict of the Hungarian entertaining, as well as the most Government, in unison with the useful book, that is now in circu* Pope's two bulls.
In this work the author makes up and call them blessed."-No. 50. no pretensions to critical disquisition, The Birth of Moses. Vol. I. p. 176. profound research, or elaborate ar- In the early part of his reign, Sologumentation. The title-page, an- mon showed the most filial duty and nounces, that it is 66
adapted to ju- respect for his royal mother ; for, upon venile readers."
her coming into the court where he was, Many of these short pieces are far he immediately rises from his chair of from being finished portraits, some of state, and meets her, and bows to her, them can scarcely be called sketches ; and sets her on his right hand. This is and some of them, perhaps, the cri
a most pleasing picture of filial respect; tic would not allow to be complete get that he was a son.
for with all his royalty, he did not fore
Let young per.. outlines. We consider, however,
sons, from this instance, bé ambitious of that Mr. Stevenson may justly claim shewing those attentions to their parents much more than the praise of good which love and duty call for; more intention. He has written a work, especially if those parents have been (and he intimates an intention to do earnestly solicitous concerning their best more,) which will allure many a interests, and have shewn them, both by youthful mind, we trust, to a happy precept and example, the way to peace, acquaintance with the oracles of comfort, and usefulness here, and glory truth and wisdom. The sentiments hereafter.”
-Vol. II. p. 80. are decidedly evangelical, while
e are glad to learn from the “ the author flatters himself that it concluding pages, that the worthy will not be discovered from any author intends to delineate the internal evidence to what denomic principal characters of the New nation of professing Christians he Testament also, and to review the belongs.” The style is neat through- parables, the miracles, and the proout, often elegant, but not too re- phecies of the New Testament, in fined; and the addresses to young four additional volumes.
" And persons appear to proceed from the should he even be interrupted in heart of the writer-free and fami- the progress of his plan, and the diliar, breathing warm and affection- recting rod fall from his hand by the ate concern for their present and arrest of a messenger who will admit everlasting welfare. The poetical of no refusal; he will not have reamottos are very appropriate, instruc- son for regret, if, from contemplating tive, and judiciously employed. We these illustrious characters in this can promise our young friends, that lower world, he should be introducthey will find in this work a garlanded to a personal acquaintance with of beauteous flowers--a basket of them in the regions of immortality.” the richest fruits—a string of pearls Vol. II. page 271. of inestimable value. The following specimens of the
LITERARY INTELLIGENCE, author's manner may suffice: “ Had an Egyptian Princess so much
Just Published, compassion as to say, concerning a poor little outcast, • Take this child, and nurse
A Third Edition of a Collection of it for me? Surely, then, young people Hymns, designed as a New Supplement of both sexes should consider how many
10 Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. By poor, forlorn, uneducated children there the Rev. James Upton. It has been are, who are born for immortality, whose strongly recommended to J. U. to omit parents cannot give them instruction, the intended Appendix, and print the and are not at all sensible of its infinite third Edition without any Addition, as it importance. Let them regard these in- would be attended with considerable teresting young creatures, who inconvenience, wliere they have been perishing daily for lack of knowledge,
introduced. and listen to the voice of God, who says, A Reply to the Rev. J. Kinghorn ; • Take these children, and bring them being a further Vindication of the Prac, up for me.' The institution of Sunday tice of Free Communion. By the Rev. Schools will afford the most ample field Robert Hall, A. M. for such benevolent exertions; and they The second Edition of Dr. Ryland's may hope that many of them will rise Memoirs of the late Rev. A. Fuller.
Missionary Retrospect and foreign Jntelligence.
ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC islands. Soon after his arrival in New.
haven, he was found one evening, at
the door of one of the colleges, weepCommittee of the Bap:ist Missionary Society. ing; on being asked the cause, he re
plied, that nobody gave him learning, The Committee of the Baptist Mis- | This circumstance having attracted the sionary Society feel it incumbent on attention of some of the students, and a them to acquaint their numerous friends few other pious friends, arrangements with the present low state of the Society's were made for his instruction, and his funds. The balance now in hand is progress was very pleasing and satissomewhat more than £3000; but some factory. He received and understood bills, drawn by our Serampore brethren, the truths of the gospel with wonderful nearly to the sanie amount, fall due the avidity and correctness; and it is hoped, beginning of next month; and when that the many prayers which bave been these are discharged, the Treasurer will offered for his conversion have been have but very few pounds in his hands. graciously answered. In the autumn of It is well known, that the Society pos- 1814, he was taken under the care of sesses no funded property whatever ; but ibe North Consociation of Litchfield relies, under God, for its support, on county, and pursued his studies under the continued liberality of the Christian their direction. The evidences of his public. The Committee gratefully ac- Christian character continued to brighten. knowledge the kind support which has He was constant in reading the scriphitherto been afforded them, and ear- tures, and occasionally prayed and nestly hope their friends, in all parts of spoke in social religious meetings with the kingdom, will exert themselves to acceptance. His progress in the various render prompt and efficient aid.
studies to which his attention was die Joun RYLAND, Secretary. rected, was satisfactory; and, by his March 19, 1818.
own exertions, without any regular instructor, he acquired considerable know.
ledge of the Hebrew, and translated FOREIGN MISSION SCHOOL. portions of the Hebrew Bible into his
own language: manifesting a taste for the Hebrew language, and much plea.
sure in studying it. He discovered an The Congregational Board of Missions increasing anxiety for the salvation of in the United States, have lately esta- bis countrymen; always mentioning their blished a Foreign Mission School for the case in his prayers, and requesting his purpose of educating Heathen youth, so Christian friends to pray for them. It as to prepare them to act either as Mis seemed to be his sole object, to be quasionaries, School-masters. Interpreters, lified to return and declare to them tlie Physicians, or Surgeons, among Heathen unsearchable riches of Christ. nations; and to communicate such in- This interesting young man is about formation as shall tend to promote twenty-two years of age. He has been Christianity and civilization. It appears, baptized; and gave, when examined on that twelve youths are already receiving that occasion, a highly satisfactory acinstruction in this seminary, among count of the state of his mind. He was whom are several from the Sandwich admitted into the Foreign Mission School Islands, into which, there is good reason on the 1st of May, 1817, and the Visitto hope, a way will thus be opened for ing Committee state, that “ His conduct the introduction of the gospel. Obow- and conversation have been such as bekiah, one of these young men, is a native come the gospel. He appears to grow of Owhyhee, and arrived in America in in grace, and more and more to evince the year 1809, having embarked as a the reality of his new birth. He has sailor in a trading vessel belonging to been chiefly studying Latin the last Newhaven, which touched at his native summer; and has made as good proisland. His parents and an infanı broficiency as youths of our own counlry ther were slain in one of those murderous ordinarily do." conflicts which are frequent on those Of Hopoo, another native of Owhy,
hee, an equally interesting account is « And that no ignorance may be preo
from meeting for religious worship. On Surely these may he regarded as the dancing Sundays, the town and the pleasing indications, ihat the set time to estates are nothing but scenes of riot, javour these far distant isles with the noise, and intoxication; and the wbip is tidings of love and mercy is at hand! frequently going, more just after the
holydays, than at any other tine.
See Philanthropic Guzette for March 4.
WEST INDIA REGULATIONS.
SCHOOLS IN INDIA.
Some gentlemen in the metropolis To the Editors of the otist Magazine. have lately united for the purpose of considering “ the expediency of adopting lowed, that « the Hints relative to Native
It must, perhaps, be generally al. measures to prevent the increasing and injurious profanation of the Lord's-day.” Schools in India,” published by our They have had encouraging communi- brethren at Serampore
, and abridged by cations with several Magistrates, some
order of the Baptist Missionary Society, eminent Members of Parliament, and
cannot be too widely circulated. Yet, the principal Secretary of State for the
as no one has hitherto called the attens Home Department; and propose to in
tion of your readers to this subject, pero troduce a Bill into Parliament in aid of
mit me to offer a few remarks on its their object. Every true friend to his
most solenn and affecting claims. country will desire that success may at.
From that region to which the eye of tend such efforts as these; but, however
our commiseration has been so long di. prevalent the evil may be at home, most
rected, and from that most interesting of our readers know it is much worse in class of its immense population, over our possessions abroad. Few, however, which our tenderest compassion weeps, would believe that a British Governor
we are awakened by a fresh cry of in. could make Subbuth-breaking a matter of tellectual and spiritual necessity. Chil. express appointment, and thus frame
dren are calling now from that dark land mischief by a law ! Such, however, is
of idols, and pleading for deliverance the painful fact. The following procla- from the demon of superstition, whose mation appeared in the Berbice Gazette withering influence is on their bud of of Nov. 26, 1817: “ We do enact, by
We have this cry, too, uttered in these presents, That from and after the the language of those men, whose words publication of these, every proprietor, lives instruct us how to labour.
not only teach us how to feel, but whose attorney, manager, or other person having charge of slaves in this colony, shall
In the pamphlet before us, we have allow to such negroes and other slaves
a plan of practical benevolence already the following holydays and dancing proved to be more than speculative, and days, namely:
capable of the most extensive operation. « At Christmas, from eight o'clock of
We are at once convinced by the argu. the evening of the 24th of Deceniber, till
ment, that native schools in India would the same hour of the evening of the 26th
be an unspeakable advantage, and preof December following.
sented with the experiment. Thirty of " At Easter, from eight o'clock of the these schools are at this moment sup. evening of the Saturday succeeding Good ported by the matchless zeal of our Friday, 'l eight o'clock of the evening brethren, and three thousand children of the Monday following.
taught. “ At Whitsuntide, froin eight o'clock of The scriptures translating into thirty the evening preceding Wiit Monday, six eastern languages, will
, indeed, uluntil twelve o'clock of Sunday night, timately present the light of life 10 the dancing then to cease. Whit Monday to be also considered a holyday, but * This pamphlet may be obtained not a dancing day.
from any member of the committee
considerably more than one half of our amongst ourselves. Its expenditure is tace, who are sitting in darkness, and in about 20,000l. per ann. Of this sum, less the region of the shadow of death: but than 10,0001. was contributed throughout if the veil of 'ignorance 'should be al- the United Kingdom in the year ending lowed to intercept the ray, this word of September 30, 1816. Thus a few india the Lord to the bewildered heathen eye viduals, who do the work, contribute would be darkness and not light. Our also to the expense of it, more than the brethren say, “ That scarcely one man whole sum collected in Great Britain. in a hundred will be found, who can Some of our cliurches have had annual read coinmon letter;" and add, collections from he commencement of “ Thus with a regular and copious lan- the Mission; but they are very few. I guage of their own, uearly all who are fear there are others who have nevet ignorant of the Sungskrit language, had either a collection or a subscriber! (which is not understood by one in ten Whoever will be at the pains to examine thousand throughout India,) ate in a the Periodical Accounts will see, that state of ignorance, not greatly exceeded while there are various Auxiliary So. by that of those savage bordes who have cieties, and many subscribers of one no written language; while numerous guinea a year, there are many churches causes combine to sink them below most without regular collections. savage nations in vice and immorality." If our brethren in India devote their
The extensive establishment of these all to this good work; if they employ schools, therefore, is required to give every means in aid of it, each making effect to the other labours of the Mission, the cause his own; why should not an and would be sapping idolatry at the opportunity be annually afforded to foundation, by illuminating the benight, the poor, and others among us, who can. ed millions of Asia in the infancy of not subscribe, or do not belong to Auxi. their existence. It appears from these liary Societies, to contribute their slen. hints, that 151. per annum would defray der portion ? If the five hundred the whole expense of a schoul which churches which are in the kingdoni educates forty children; and if we con- collected on an average but 10l. each, sider, that not only this number of im- it would give 5,0001. annually to the mortals will become acquainted with funds of the Society. Christianity, and the rudiments of his. I would gladly avoid reflections that tory and science; but that the informa. may wound the feelings of an indivition thus received must be diffused dual, or of a society; but too much
vast a population, we are remains unattempted to admit of silence. struck with the immense result of so The ministers have neglected to urge, or apparently small a benefit.
the people have failed to listen; and, Our missionaries engage, that any perhaps, both evils are to be acknowo friend, or any number of friends united, ledged. Our lamented brother Puller who may be pleased to patronise a na- laboured more thau twenty years, and tive school, shall have it supported in was worn out in the service of the Mis. their names, and an account of the pu- sion; and allowing that he has no sucpils sent them from year to year. It is cessor of equal talent and infuence, to be hoped, therefore, that some indivi. should we not aim, by a zealous cos duals, and many of our churches, will operation, to supply his lack of service ? have their schools in Bengal. There The cause should be as dear to us as are those who have already adopted it was to him, or as it is to any who surthe determination, and it is an ohject vive him, in India, or in Britain. which I would warmly recommend to Let us labour, then, to impress all with the young, who compose so large a part whom we are connected, or over whom of our congregations in this enlightened we bave any influence, lo consider the land. Even the children of a British patronage of the Mission an individual Sunday School should be instructed to duty, to think of it as of their own mise cast a mite into the treasures collected sion, and not as the mission of a few. for the childreni of the Heathen world. Time is rapidly wasting, souls are Still it must be remembered, that these perishing, and soon shall we be called establishments
must be maintained to give an account of our stewardship. without any sacrifice of the contributions that those of us who are professing to which flow in the original channel, and live in the expeetation of that final which, if it were possible, should pro- audit may do it with joy, and not with duce an ample supply:
grief, is the
prayer of Having touched on the subject of con.
Yours, tributions, I would here express iny grief,
BARNABUS. that so little is done for the Mission VOL. X.