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thren, whom they nevertheless love have excited so much opposition as Christians. Ít would not be to from clergymen of any description, the purpose for them to reply, that much more so when those who they are willing to unite with them have been considered evangelical, in a dissenting chapel; for with this are found serving under the banners condition an episcopalian cannot of its enemies. We understand, conscientiously comply. "They re- that the author of this pamphlet fuse to unite with them as Chris- has imitated the worst part of thie tians, but require them previously worst man's conduct towards his to become Dissenters. What do former friends : he has “ eaten their the advocates for strict communion bread, and lifted up his heel against among the Baptists do more? They | them.” But the circumstance that say to their Pædobaptist brethren, Dissenters are united with ChurchWe love you as Christians, but we men in circulating Bibles alone, is cannot admit you to the Lord's- such a full proof of “innovation table until you have been baptized, and schism,” that he can see nothing which, according to our views, is a but dangers surrounding the church, necessary prerequisite.

as by law established. We do not We conceive it to be very pos- complain of his eulogizing his own sible for a strict communion Baptist church, though we do not believe the to be of a Catholic spirit, and to truth of his statement. It is, how-, love all the true disciples of Jesus ever, ungenerous, that he gives a hint Christ of whatever denomination ; to the civil magistrates to use their and also for a Pædobaptist, how-power to crush dissenters. ever zealous he may be for free com- ready to say, “ Why what evil have, munion, to cherish a spirit of petty we done?" triumph on account of imaginary victories: such a spirit as this is not u Our Ecclesiastical Establishment," a Catholic, but a sectarian spirit, says he," ought to be held in high venewhether it be found among Baptists ration, being founded in the truth and or Pædobaptists, among Episcopa- importance of the Christian religion, and lians or Dissenters. We therefore,

union with the State is, consequently, with the apostle, exhort all Chris

a subject not only of political expetiańs to “ love as brethren; to be pi- civil governors are not left at liberty to

diency, but of moral obligation. Our tiful, to be courteous; not rendering be neutral upon this great and moment. cvil for evil, or railing for railing, ous subject. They are not, at the peril but contrariwise blessing. Beloved, of their souls, to withdraw from Chrislet us love one another; for love is tianity their countenance and support; of God.” It is almost impossible for and to consign it over, with an infidel a Christian not to be of a party : indifference, to its own native and inde. but it is one thing to be of a party, pendent operations." Page 39. and another thing to cherish a party spirit. If a party spirit is It is really amusing to hear the cherished, and love to Christians boastings of beneficed clergymen of other denominations is neglected, respecting their “ holy religion," " these things ought not so to be.”'intending by this phrase not the

church of Christ, but the church of

England, · But it is not so easy to Letters addressed to a young Clergy- understand what they intend by such

man, illustrative of his Clerical Du- phraseology: surely they cannot ties in these Times of Innovation mean, that the members of the Esand Schism: with an Appendix, tablished Church are more circum, containing an Account of a recent spect in their general conduct than Attempt to institute an Auxiliary those who dissent from it: nor even to the British anil Foreign Bible that the dignitaries are all influenced Society in the Parish of Midhurst. by the genius of Christianity in the By Richard Lloyd, Vicar of St. use they make of their extensive Dinstan's, ge.

patronage. Who that has common It is truly affecting that the esta- sense will belieye the following deblishment of the Bible Society should scription;

as a

"As our holy religion, which is | ter passing through several wards, founded upon the authority of Christ, fell into conversation with one of and has the exclusive signature of heaven the patients, who talked so reasonapon it, is, through the Divine mercy, ably, that lie was much surprised, the established religion of the kingdom; and could not forbear asking, "How and as this, our Ecclesiastical Establish- isit, Sir, that I find here a person so ment, is the grand depository and guar. dian of the Protestant faith in these perfectly rational, and intelligent? days of innovation and peril, it surely

O Sir,' replied the patient, 'I will becomes a serious dereliction of duty to explain that; the world are all gone sece.de from our apostolical church upon mad, and finding us few the only light and circumstantial reasons, or to people in their senses, have shut us wound her authority by any species of up here together.'” Our author will irregularity in your own conduct, or by have it, that the people of this world. giving any countenance to it in others.” at least many of them, are nad; and

Thris gentleman, notwithstanding, he has written this work to shew its professes respect for conscientious truth. How to give an account of a dissenters! but this appears rather publication on such a subject we for the purpose of wounding church- find very difficult, and we shall do men who are friends of the Bible little more than recommend our Society the more severely! He readers to purchase and read it for must, however, excuse us, if we do themselves. As there is but little not express any particular gratitude method in real madness, and this for his great condescension! We volume has been too successful in think we see the cloven foot, though proving, that there are more insane covered with the cloak of apparent people at large than has beeng epekindness. Is it not insiduous when rally thought, no great method can he says of dissenters, that

be expected in the work, nor in our collective body, they cannot be remarks upon it. We are treated viewed as good members of the with representations of the busy community. What does Mr. Lloyd tribes who visit the Bank of Engmean by this? Will he state in what land, of apothecaries and attorneys, sense it is that they are not good the business of elections, of the wismembers of the community? Will dom of early rising, the vices of the he undertake to prove, that they are great, on the evil of theatres, the inferior to churchmen in loyalty-in effects of a town life of pleasure on patriotism-in benevolence in zeal? a young person, the objection of inHe knows he cannot do this. Then solent and selfish minds to the prewhy insinuate it? We respectfully vailing religious and benevolent sorecommend to his serious consider- cieties of this age, the solid answers ation, that precept which is so often which may be made to them all, &c. repeated in the services of his apos- &c.; for, really, we have not room tolic church.“ Thou shalt not bear for notice of half the subjects here false witness against thy neigh

introduced. We recommend this bour!” We do not hesitate to affirm, work, without approving of all its that had Mr. Lloyd fully considered sentiments and representations, as this divine command, and acted useful and amusing. upon its spirit, he would have been prevented from giving advice, which, if any young clergyman should take, The Prospect of Faith in a dying Hour ; will most certainly be hazardous to A Sermon preached at Hebden-Bridge, his usefulness and happiness here, near Halifax, on occasion of the Deceuse and his salvation bereafter.

of the Rev. John Fawcett, D. D. By

William Steadman, D D.
The Insane World.

This discourse, the text of which

is taken from Gen. xlviii. 21, “And The particular point this book Israel said unto Joseph, behold ! was intended to illustrate, is thus die, but God shall be with you," represented by the author:-“A contains a general and interesting gentleman visited Bedlam, and af view of the patriarch's life.

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The preacher regards his text as The Reasonableness of Protestanism; a furnishing two general subjects- Sermon, preached to the Congregation of Jacob's apprehensions of himself,

Protestant Dissenters, Harlow, “behold I die"-and his prospects

Thursday, December 25, 1817, and de.

signed to commemorate the Tri-centenary respecting those he leaves behind him, “God shall be with you.”

of the Reformation. By T. Finck. The reasons why a righteous and This is, on the whole, a respectgracious God inflicts death on pious able Sermon, adapted to do men are here stated, with much especially to young persons, and truth, propriety, and force.

those who have not leisure to consult The application of the sermon is larger works on the same subject.in a strain of urgent and popular The text is taken from Rom. xiv. eloquence, and must have made a 4,5. The author gives us a general very powerful impression; as a justic review of the events of the Refor fication of this remark, and a speci- mation, accomplished by Lather men of the spirit and style of the and his brethren, in patience and triwhole, we will select a passage from bulation, which follows a brief reit: Would to God I could press presentation of the use and progress this subject on all this large congre- of the errors and corruption whicla gation, upon those within, and upon rendered that reformation necesthose without this place of worship; sary. We are aware, that the limits upon the young, the old, the middle of a sermon would not allow of more aged ; and that with the earnestness than a very general reference to subits importance demands! You must jects so extensive; but does not die ! yes, you must die ; every one this prove, that in such a composiof you must die. No one of you can tion, nothing of the kind should have can say how soon he must die. been attempted? In the 16th page, Within a few years, a large portion Elizabeth is ranked with pious Edof this assembly must die; within a ward, as a zealous promoter of Pro few months, within a few days, some

testanism. We are surprised that will most probably die; yea, within any Dissenter, who was acquainted a few hours, it is possible some may with the manner in which she treated die! Who, then, would put off the the Puritans, Penry, Greenwood, consideration of this subject for one

and hundreds besides, should say kour? or who would rest for one any thing in praise of Elizabeth!! hour in a state of uncertainty, on a

The citation from Chillingworth subject of such infinite moment?”. which our author has made, is When the affected, gaudy, theatri- worth more than the price of the cal, selfish, we are almost ready to whole discourse, to those who have say, impious orators, which such it not in their possession in other multitudes admire in this trifling places. In the style of this sermon age, have retired from the stage to there is nothing vulgar, nor rugged, be applauded no more, the effects but it is verbose, and loose, and the of such preaching as this will abide, writer strides on, without stopping and such faithful men be had in long cnough sufficiently to examine everlasting remembrance. Dr. Faw-what he relates. We very highly cett, whose death is here so well commend his representation of the improved, was a man of the highest importance and necessity of free excellence, his theological senti- enquiry. ments were very accurate, and his example, as well as his ministry, The Desire of the Nation taken avay with must have been extensively useful. a Stroke ; a Sermon occasioned by the We particularly recommend to those Death of her Royal Highness the Prin. who preach, and to all hearers of the cess Charlotte of Wales, preached at the gospel, the account which Dr. Baptist Meeting House, Ely Place, Steadman has given of the judicious

Wisbeach. By I. Jarrom. and useful way in which his de- This discourse, it is said, was parted friend communicated the published by request; and, if all had truth of God.

complied who received such intimations of the wishes of their friends, the printers would have had, for the time at least, more work than they Gairden, D.D.; and a Preface, by could have well accomplished. Bishop Burnet. This, however, is a pretty good ser

Aspin's Universal History, Part. IX. mon, and its tendency is to do good. Green's Universal Herbal, Part VIII.It is more distinguished by dexterity Eforts, as a Preacher, of the late Rev. č.

Juvenilia ; or Specimens of the Early in the introduction of passages of Buck; to which are subjoined, Miscel. Scripture, than original remark or laneous Remarks, and an Obituary of impassioned eloquence.

his Daughter. Edited by J. Styles,

D.D. A Caution to Youth ; heing a brief Account Letters addressed to the Hebrew Na

of the Character of George Biggs, of Elson, tion. By the Right Honourable Earl mear Gosport, aged 19 years, who was Crawford and Lindsey. executed at Winchester, for rabbing his

In the Press. Master, on Saturday, March 21, 1818. AMONG the most useful members dressed to a young Minister of t

Letters on Strict Communion; adof the community, are those writers Gospel, in Reply to Mr. Cox. who are seizing opportunities to il- Joseph Ivimey. lustrate the two most interesting The Second Edition of the Rev. R. propositions in all the records of in- Hall's Reply to the Rev. J. Kingliorn. spired truth : viz. “ That the wages

new Edition of President Edwards' of sin are death ;” and, “That ihe Life of David Brainerd. gift of God is eternal life, through The Apostacy of the Church of Rome, Jesus Christ our Lord.” The his and the Identity of the Papal Power tury of George Biggs is an awful with the Man of Sin and son of Per. proof of the former. How awful, dition of St. Paul's Prophecy, in the

that a youth of 19 sbould die by the Second Epistle to the Thessalonians, hand of the public executioner!

proved from the Testimony of Scripture The writer of this Sunday school Esq. Author of a Dissertation on the

and History. By Williain Cuningham, tract remarks, respecting G. Biggs, Seals and Trumpets of the Apocalypse, “ This is the first instance which has and the Prophetical Period of 1260 come to the knowledge of tho writer, Years. of any one who had received the ad- A Ready Reply to an Irish Enquiry; vantages of a Sunday-sehool tuition or a convincing and conclusive Consutabeing brought to an ignominious tion of Calvinism. To which is subdeath!” We set over against this joined, Ieropaideia, or the true Method another note, of a very pleasing of teaching the Clergy of the Establishcharacter, viz. “ Among the teachers ed Church; being a wholesome Theoloof one Suuday-school in this neigh- the Predestinarian Pestilence. By a

gical Cathartic to purge the Church of bourhood, [Portsea] nearly 100 have joined a Christian church."

Clergyman of the Church of England. We

An Essay on the best Means to prowarmly recommend this little work

mote the Spread of Divine Truth in the to Sunday-school teachers.

unenlightened Villages of Great Britain.

By J. Thornton, Billericay. LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

Memoirs of Richard Morris, late Pas

tor of the Baptist Church, Amersbam, Just Published,

Bucks. Compiled by B. Godwin.

An Inquiry into the Times that shall A Letter on Free Communion, from a

be Fulfilled at Antichrist's Fall, the Pastor to the People of his Charge; Church's Blessedness in her Millenial containing a concise View of the Argu. Rest, the Signs that this happy Season By F. A. Cox, A. M.

is at Hand, the Prophetic Numbers conA Free Enquiry into the Practice of tained in the 1335 Days, and the ChrisInfant Baptism. By J. Hall, of North- tian's Duty at this interesting Crisis : la ampton.

Five Discourses, from Mark i. 15. « The The Converted Arabs; a poetical Time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of Fragment. By Joseph Dear. The Works of the Rev. H. Scougal, the Gospel.'

God is at Hand: repent ye, and believe

By Archibald Mason. A.M. S.T. P. containing The Life of God in the Soul of Man; with Nine of Public Mourning for her Royal High

A Poem, occasioned by the Cessation other Discourses on important Subjects

ness Princess Charlotte Augusta ; toge To which is added, a Sermon preached ther with Sonnets and other Productions. at the Author's Fanerał, by George By Mrs. B. Hooper,

mept.

Missionary Retrospect and foreign Jntelligence.

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DEAR BRETHREN,

BAPTIST MISSION.

manners, prejudices, religion, and go

vernment, as their object; und being Interesting Letter from Messrs. Carey,

near each other, and engaged in the Marshman, and Ward, to the U. S.

same country, the experience and acBaptist Board of Missions, dated Seram: quirements of each will come into the pore, June 25, 1816, to one of the Edi

common stock, and bear an anple in

terest. They will be able mutually to tors of the American Baptist Magazine. give solid and matured advice; and in

cases of removal by death, to supply We have seen, with peculiar joy, the the loss of those gone to receive their attention of our dear brethren through great reward. We would strongly reout the whole continent of America, commend, that one or more, who may excited to the state of the heathen, who hereafter come out, obtain a competent have indeed been given, in the Divine knowledge of medicine. Perhaps mis. covenant, to the Redeemer, for an ever. sions in no Eastern country need so lasting possession. The indifference much all the wisdom, and advice, and formerly felt respecting the extension of mutual help, which missionaries can that kingdom, which is the subject of all supply to each other, as, from the deprophecy, of all dispensations, and for spotic and capricious character of its the universal spread of which the world government, that in the Burman empire itself is kept in existence, is a reflection does. wbieh ought to cover every one, whose The attempts of our Society in this song is “ Crown him Lord of all," with empire, have ended in the transfer of confusion of face. We were too long the mission to brother Judson, and those absorbed in the affairs of individual so- from you who may join him; brother Felix cieties, when all the prophecies, and all Carey, our last missionary at Rangoon, the promises, as well as attachment to having gone into the service of his BurHim who is to be called “ the God of man majesty. Something, however, has the wholo earth,” should have led our

been doue. A, mission-house has devotions to the salvation of the whole been built; the language has been openworld, and filled our contemplations ed ; a grammar printed; materials for a with the delightful scenes on which the dictionary formed; a small part of the mind of Isaiah dwelt with so much New Testament printed, and a number rapture.

of copies put into the hands of the We rejoice to see the American natives. churches making this a common cause,

We know not what your immediate and that means have been taken to unite expectations are relative to the Burman all their energies in the hands of so re. empire ; but we hope your views are spectable a body of pious ministers, &c. not copfined to the immediate converWe now send our congratulations and sion of the natives, by the preaching of most fervent wishes for the success of the Word. Could a church of converted your efforts. May many thousand souls, natives be obtained at Rangoon, it each more precious than the whole ma- might exist for a while, and be scattere terial system, recovered to a state of ed, or perish for want of additions. From endless blessedness, be your certain, all we have seen hitherto, we are ready ample, and imperishable reward. to think, that the dispensations of ProShould Divine Providence give you

vidence point to labours that way opefavour in the eyes of the Burman go- rate, indeed, more slowly on the popu! vernment, as we hope it will, tbat en- lation, but more effectually in the end ; pire stands in great and pressing need of as knowledge, once put into fermentamany more missionaries; and we would tion, will not only influence the part recommend you to send, as soon as pos

where it is first deposited, but leaven the sible, to other places, as to Siam, Bas- whole lump. The slow progress of consema, Ummurapore, Ava, Martaban, &c. version in such a mode of teaching the By thus confining your present efforts nations, may not be so encouraging, and to this empire, the languages of which may require, in all, more frith and paLave, no doubt, a strong affinity, your tience; but it appears to have been ihe agents will form a united phalanx. process of things, in the progress of the Having an immense people of the same reformation during the reigns of Henry.

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