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Hect. also, Hugh, that thou art in the gaming-table, cabinet dinners, or the presence of HIM who is the musical performances, is boldly claimed King of kings, and who hath power by their inferiors for lower, but alike to cast both' body and soul into sinful indulgences. By both, religion hell;" and then proceeded to deliver is set at nought, God is dishonoured, the same sermon without any al- the ties of inorality weakeued, the health teration. When he had finished his of the body generally destroyed, life discourse, he threw himself at the frequently shortened, and the happiness
of the soul compromised for ever. feet of the king, and implored mer- “ How many of his Majesty's subjects cy; from the consideration of his annually fall victims to the consequences having been impelled, from a sense of Sunday excursions, both by land and of his duty to God, to declare what water, has never perhaps been noted might prove offensive to his majesty with sufficient accuracy to be correctly, The king immediately commanded known; but independent of personal him to rise, adding, “I did not observations, the daily papers , attest know I had so honest a clergyman that scarcely one sabbath during each in my dominions.” The writer of recurring summer passes, without some this letter evidently felt the delicacy individuals in misery and distress.”
fatal catastrophe involving families or of addressing so distinguished a personage: but he also felt it to be his Equally energetic are his appeals paramogint daty to “ approve him on the subject of the lottery; and of self to God;" and he has therefore adultery and its attendant vices, as availed himself of the opportunity practised among the higher ranks of (which his interviews with the late society; and of the theatre.
He lamented Princess Charlotte gave says, on the latter subject: him, of expressing his firm convic- “ Nor would I here omit to raise my tion, that there was hope in her voice against the increased and increas. death,") of delivering some of the ing immorality of the metropolitan the.
atres. What mean the recent decoraplainest statements respecting national sins which we have lately ed, in one or more of these, to which
tions and improvements, falsely so callseen. The Prince Regent will cer
the daily press has lately directed our tainly be gratified at finding that he
attention ? Was pot this Moloch are has so honest a clergyman in his rased in charms to infatuate a sufficient dominions. The writer thus speaks number of human victims? Flowed the of the violation of the sabbath: blood of sacrificed souls too slow? or
had ibe power of licentiousness become “ Amongst vices of the first magnitude so exhausted by incessant gratification, in our day, may be mentioned the open that new food must be provided for the profanation of the sabbath. This prac- cloyed appetite, new fuel supply the tice, it is to be feared, is so general, expiring spark, and the lascivious inthat it is alınost impossible to ascertain vention racked 10 produce fresh stimuli where the God-provoking sin does not to those passions which constitute the obtain. If the palace itself be free, the characteristics of a dæmon.” houses of cabinet ministers, ambassadors, nobles, and wealthy commoners,
There are, also, some plain refilled with the funes of sacrifices offen- marks upon the manner in which sive in the sight of the Supreme, who patronage is exercised in the estahath commanded his day to be saac
blished church; especially the epistified. Infected by the baneful exam- copal bench. We do not wonder ple, the middle and lower orders are that he quotes from the late Bishop found desecrating the sacred season in of Llandaff's life, what we apprevarious ways. Through the proneness bend must be very applicable to of human nature to imitate evil, the himself, “ not that a bishoprick was mechanic, and even the labourer, is then, or ever, the object of my amseen aping the peer and the merchant;
bition.” each joins in his Sunday parties, and while the one mocks his Maker with the
The most interesting part of this pretended solemnity of the oratorio, the letter, to many of our readers, is, other dissipates every vestige of religion that which relates to the personal in the tumultuous orgies of the tavern. interviews which this clergyman had The liberty which those arrogate to with the late lamented Princess : themselves of consuming the sabbath at these visits were known to have
furnished several of the anecdotes crucified* To those who now in bitterwhich were so gratifying to the reli- ness of heart lament her death, I would, ginus public at the time of the death in a spirit of consolation, say,
• could or Her Royal Highness; and the you but have seen the tears which then following account will be consi- howed; could you but have witnessed dered as a full confirmation of the the sentiments then delivered, the exleading facts in those statements perience then displayed, the Christian which were, perhaps, as to detail, grace which then shone forth in her who
is entombed, you might, with confident imperfectly given:
hope, exclaim She is not dead, but “But, sir, as a dutiful subject, as a sleepeth; henceforth, therefore, we sorplain minister, and as a humble Christian, row not as those without hope.' it is my privilege and duty to attest, as far as my belief extends, that your royal daughter was possessed of one thing The Old World; or, Remarkable which eclipsed her most splendid orna. Occurrences during the last 120 ments, whether of mind or rank. From
Years before the Flood: supposed personal observation, nade during two
to be taken from Noah's Journal. interviews with which her royal highness
By J. Campbell, Kingsland. Hahonoured me, interviews too signally
milton. providential ever to be obliterated froin my recollection, it was with admiring joy I While we notice respectfully discovered evidences of divine teaching this pretty little book, designed for
“ Yes, sir, now that she is removed young persons, we are reminded, from the reach of my feeble testimony that fictitious history and religious which if obtruded on the public during novels have increased of late to her life, might have rendered the motive such an extent, as to alarm the suspicious, but now in death is but a tribute of justice to the subject, and of friends of truth. They are afraid praise to the Omnipotent agent, I rejoice the rising generation will be so far in expressing my strong confidence that seduced, as to lose all relish for she had, some few years ago, become ex. sober realities and plain unenabelperimentally acquainted with the power lished matters of fact. It may be of religion. A thousand inducements to questioned, however, whether the assume what is not felt, and to profess fictions of imagination can be effeewhat is far from being possessed, may tually proscribed ; and whether it erid do influence the conduct of too ma- would be expedient, if it were pracny in things connected with religion ; ticable. Judicious parents and but, in this instance, there could be no
teachers will always pay a particular temptation to hypocrisy, there was no affected guise. An errand of mercy, sir,
attention to the imagination of their introduced me to the Princess; and, youthful charge ; and, in Mr. Campthough a perfect stranger to such soci- bell, they will find a serious, faithety, I could not forget, that wherever ful friend, who is ever anxious to the providence of God led me, I was his lead the young and the old to the consecrated' minister, ordained to pro- feet of Jesus. If the writers of fica claim his truth at all seasonable tiraes, |titious history must be condemned and in all suitable places. Her royal to death in our commonwealtb, we highness spontaneously directed the con- shall be very desirous of sparing the versation towards religion; and knowing writer of this small volume, as long she had an immortal soul, that could be saved in no viher way than in that which sified and useful labours. If we
as possible, on account of his diverit has pleased God to reveal in the scriptures ; aware, 100, that this was in all happen to be among his judges, we probability the only season in which I shall be strongly inclined to say,
• Let him be the last to suffer." should be permitted to address her; and above every consideration, impressed with the awful thought, that for my siJenee er fidelity I must one day give an Directions and Encouragements for account at the judgment seat of Christ, Travellers to Zion, &c. By Joseph I shunned not to declare the whole
Freeston. Svo. pp. 918. Button,&c. counsel of God.' In as brief, yet comprehensive, as faithful, yet respectful a
This appears to be the production manner, as occasion permitted and duty of a sensible, serious man, who is Hequired, 'I preached onto ter Christ đesirous of doing good, and of leaving behind him a permanent memo- evidently acquainted with his subTial of his affectionate concern for ject, and writes, under the impulse his hcarers. The work is divided of warm feelings, with much forec into eighteen chapters, on the fol- and freedom. His motto from Talowing interesting topics: “On the citus is well chosen:“Rara temporum important Change effected in the felicitas, ubi sentire quæ velis, et quite Situation of real Christians-On the sentias dicere, licet ;" 1. e. the times invaluable Privileges Christians en- are marked with rare felicity, when joy in the present Life On the Ne- you may not only think with freecessity of a close Attention to in- dom, but also speak what you think. ward personal Religion-On the His exposure of the tithe-system is Importance of Domestic and Rela- done with the hand of a master, tive Daties-On a proper Attention We perfectly agree with the unto Public Duties-On a Character for known writer in the remarks lie haš Uprightness in the World—How to made towards the conclusion of his improve Afflictions How to recover preface. “ The invidious distinclost Peace of Mind—Directions fortion of an establishment, together Walking with God-On heavenly with the corruptions and abuses Mindedness-On seeking the Salva- which it inevitably produces, are tion of others- Death and the not the means of promoting either heavenly State-Address to Unbe- peace or order. On this ground he lievers and Backsliders-The true is a Dissenter. Were there no estaChristian a spiritual Person-On blishment, he would call himself progressive Holiness — Meditation simply a Christian : but, as there is on the Death of a beloved Child - one, he is obliged to denominate On religious Declension_On the himself a Dissenter." Our limits Doubts and Fears of Christians." forbid even a bare analysis of this
The last chapter is the longest interesting publication, which we and, perhaps, the best. Many ju- regret the less, as the subject will dicious observations are included probably soon come before ús agaik. in it, which will be found highly interesting to those who are afficted with bad nerves.
An Ecclesiastical Biography, con The “ Meditation on the Death taining the Lives of Jesus and the of a beloved Child” is highly ere- Apostles, &c. &c. No. I. To be ditable to the author's principles, as
continued Monthly. a Christian; to his feelings, as a Of the merit which may belong parent; and to his talents, as a
to this work, we cannot, at present, writer.
form an opinion. The first number Some messenger of God my door has pass'd, is very neatly printed: but what From earth returning, saw the beauteous
answer can be given to the old quesflower, Transported, gathered it, and in his hand tion, Cui bono? What is the ada Bore it to heaven, rejoicing !"
vantage to be derived from apocry
phal tales concerning Jesus and the An Appeal to Equity: shewing the apostles?
The learned editor pleads, Unreasonableness and Injustice of curious specimens of that taste for
that they will at least furnish some obliging Dissenters to contribute towards the Support of the Cleirch the marvellous which characterized
former ages.” In reviewing "faof England; with some Remarks
thers, martyrs, founders of sects, on Tithes.
By Phiteleutherus. 1817. Longman, &c. 8vo. pp. 57. ters," we hope he will give us faots,
missionaries, and theological WriA STRONG, spirited, sober appeal and leave the old wives' fables to on this subject, cannot but be very the dusty shelves of the cloister. acceptable to our readers. Without pledging ourselves to every sentiment and every sentence, we can Three Sermons: 1. On the Death of heartily recommend pamphlets of Her Royal Highness the Princess this description to thë attention of Charlotte of Wales. 2. For the the Britisbi public. The author is Benefit of the Schools of Quebec
Chapel. : 3. On learing Bethesda acquire for themselves, as a body, that
vidually they did not possess." p. 5.
• 2. Neither have human govern. If these sermons do not belong ments any acquired right to take away to the highest class, they are, nic- human life. vertheless, adapted to be exten- • There is but one source from whence sively useful. The first is from this right can flow, that is, divine reve. Hagy. i. 5, “ Consider your ways.” lation ; but this right is not to be found
The second is from Prov. xxii. 6, there--if attempted to be drawn from " Train up a child in the way he the exanple of persons put to death by should go.” The third is from Heb. the Jewish code, this argument will not xiii. 20, 21, “ Now the God of peace," apply, the Jewish government being a &c. In a long note, the author has theocracy. Because God inflicted, in laboured to prove that Paul was the death, it does not follow that a govern.
various instances, the punishment of writer of the epistle to the Hebrews, ment merely human should do the same." thuugh his name is not affixed to it. pp. 6, 8. We are highly gratified to perceive, " The great principle which pervades that from each of these sermons an the Jewish code is retribution. untaught stranger might learn dis- “ As it regards personal injury, an eye tinctly“ the way of salvation." for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, life for
“ With respect to property, the ofOn the Punishment of Death in the fender was to make restitution in kind,
Case of Forgery; its Injustice and greater only in degree : in no case whatImpolicy maintained. Hamilton.
ever is the property, or are the pose
sessions of man, pit into competition · We have read this pamphlet with with the life of man.” deep interest, on account of the im
The writer then proceeds to exportance of the subject to which it refers; and earnestly hope it will amine the second question, namely, excite the friends of humanity and The policy or expediency of the pureligion to unite with those excellent nishment of death. persons, who are striving to cu- And here he remarks, and, we figliten the public mind, and, by their think, very properly: voice, to call upon our legislature " That if the question of right be de. to abolish those laws which cause cided in the negative, the question of our criminal code to be " a conti- policy ought not to have a hearing; for qual shame to us, and such as to whatever is contrary 10 the Word of call forth daily and justly the re
God, must be injurious to man.
human authority must have its basis, in proach of far less enlightened na
the paramount authority of God; that We shall present our readers with iake his will as its guide, and frame its
government, therefore, wbich does not an outline of the arguments, and a
laws in conformity to it, wrests the reips few extracts from this pamphlet, of government out of his hands, be. hoping it will induce them to pur- conies a rebel against Him, and instead chase it for themselves.
of being the minister of God to men Two questions are discussed: “The for good, becomes necessarily injurious right of man to deprive his fellow- to men. creatures of life," and the “expedis
After noticing the inefficacy of As to the first of these questions, crime, the writer proceeds to an
this mode of punishment to repress it is observed:
swer the excuses made in defence "1. That no government has any na. of this sanguinary practice, particutural right to take away human life.
farly that common one, " Man is not an independent being pardon be extended now, all perlife is not the property of man-society has no other rights than those which have been unjustly put to death.'
sons who have suffered heretofore, an individual brings with him to the general stock--the consent of all man- " The objection is folly itself. How, kuod can give no individual the right of in the name of common sense, can the disposing of his own life-men do not extension of mercy: now, have a retron
ency of it.”
active effect on the execution of a for- of Lords, but in vain: and in vain mér criminal? 'If that execution were will they be made in cíther fouse, just then, it will be just for ever; if it until the exertions of humane and were unjust then, it must remain so for enlightened senators, are supported
What is it, in truth, but multi- by the voice of the public, expressed plying crime to justify crime?"
through the legitimate medium of In addition to this reasoning, we petition. Did the public call for it, would just add, that the same ob
we feel pcrsuaded they would be jection might be made to the exer- heard, and a change would then take cise of that prerogative with which place, highly creditabfe' to us as a the law has invested the monarch, nation; and we have reason to believe, in order to temper the severity of most acceptable in thatquarter where justice. It is well known, that even there is only now, a painful duty frein cases of high treason, when per- quently to be discharged. sons are found guilty, a few only are executed, while the rest are spared. Now, if the principle on
LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. which this objection proceeds, was acted upon to its full extent, would it not tend to prevent the exercise
Lately Published. of mercy at all? And if the mo
Ricordanza; or, a Father's Present to narch did gratify his benevolent his Daughter; containing Memoirs of feelings, would he not expose him-Miss Eliz. Windover, and an Obituary self to the charge of acting with of Miss Fanny Roberts. By Joha partiality and injustice? So that, Stiles, D.D. 12ino. pp. 84. to be consistent, and to act justly, The Baptists Justified. By Jeremy, all who are found guilty, ought in- Taylor, D.D. late Lord Bishop of Down discriminately to be executed. Who and Connor; with an Introduction and that possesses the compion feclings Notes, by W. Anderson, of Dunstable. of humanity, to say nothing of reli- Fenner. 12mo. pp. 119. gion, but revolts at such a conclu- Juvenile Biography; or, Early Piety sion?
recommended and exemplified. · At page 25, there are some things Jolin Morrison, Chelsea. 18mo. pp. 105. said, which must fill every one with
A Narrative of a Tour in the West surprise; it appears, that instead of of England. By the Author of Voyages its depending on the monarch who to Spain, &c. shall or shall not suffer, it depends Memoirs of Richard Morris, late Paschiefly, if not wholly, with the clerk tor of the Baptist Church, Amersham, of the Bank solicitor.
Bucks. Edited by B. Godwin, Great
Missenden. " The duty of pursuing crime, and the privilege of extending mercy, ought
A Catechism of the Nature of a Chris. not to meet in the same bosum; and it tian Church. By R. M. Miller. was never intended they should; but Henderson's Journal of a Residence, by the present system ihey do. The in Iceland, during the Years 1814 and prerogative of mercy, that brightest or- 1815. By Ebenezer Henderson. ? nament of the monarch's crown is fallen vols. 8vo. Hamilton and Seeley. froin it, and there is left him only the Letters on Strict Communion. By painful duty of affixing his signature to the Rev. Joseph Ivimey, in Reply to @ the order for execution."
Letter on Free Communion, by the Rev. Well may it be asked, How, and F. A. Cox, M. A. why is this?
In the Press. T'he writer coucludes, with ex
The Rev. Mr. Snow has in the Press, pressing a hope, “ that among our
a Reply to a Letter to the Rev. Jobn fulers in Church and State, there Simons, purporting to be on the Subject will some be found, who, impelled of certain Errors of the Antinomian by the noblesť and tenderest feel-kind, which have lately sprung up in ings that can awaken in the bosom the West of England, of man, will come forward to stay The Still Voice of Peace; or, Tender this shedding of human blood."Connsel to Freemen and Slaves, ProWe hope so too. Indeed, efforts fessors and Profane, in Answer to some have lately been made in the House deep-rooted Objections and Prejudices.