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factory to all classes of his Majesty's ' before they are hid from thine eyes. subjects, and conducive to the best in- Luke, xix. 42–44. The prayers of all terests of the country.'
pious men are ascending day and night “ You will observe the marked em- to the great Ruler of nations, that it phasis which is laid upon the Prince may please Him to sanctify to the BriLeopold being of a Protestant House : tish empire this alarming visitation. If that was the circumstance which, in the these prayers be answered, it will be as estimation of Parliament, was to 'con- when Moses cast a tree into the waters duce to the best interests of the coun- of Marah; the bitter waters will be try :' and it is fair to conclude, that made sweet. Let us indulge hope. united with such a Prince, the Princess " Who can tell if God will turn and reCharlotte would have been tenacious to pent, and turn away from his fierce preserve the Protestant ascendancy; and anger, that we perish not?” Jonah, iii. 9. the right of unrestrained liberty of con- If these prayers be answered-The science, in the government of these Princes of the Blood will be excited, by realms, **
this sad event, to emulate the virtues of their much-honoured father, our venerable King. The Nobles, like his Se
rene Highness Prince Leopold, will The British Empire in Tears; a Funeral avoid ruinous dissipation, will reverence
Sermon delivered in the Baptist Meet the sabbath, will seek domestic comfort, ing House at Bow, Middlesex, by Wil- and study to promote the happiness of liam Newman, D. D. pp. 34. Button. their numerous dependents. The Ex.
ecutive Government will not bear the NotWITHSTANDING so many ser- sword in vain, but will exert all their mons have issued from the press oc- mighty influence in favour of piety and casioned by the same event, and purity of manners. The High Court of though they all abound with similar Parliament, cleansed from political cortrains of thought in relation to “the ruption, and convinced that what is unsearchable dispensations of God, morally wrong, can never be politically the instability of earthly grandeur,"
y right, will continue to enact wholesome &c. yet there are some of them will enforce the execution of wise and
laws. The Magistrates of every rank (and that before us is of the number) salutary laws, without partiality and which give proof of superior talent without lypocrisy.' The Ministers of and just discrimination. The au- religion, both in and out of the Estathor neither desires nor requires our | blishment, will labour in word and doc, fecble praisc. The best eulogium trine, not lording it over God's heritage, upon his sermon will be, to suffer but as being examples to their flocks. it to speak for itself. Considering Heads of colleges, of schools, and of “ the necessity of national repent families, will walk each one in his house ance and reformation” he exclaims, with a perfect heart, restraining vice
with a strong hand, and encouraging to “ O my country—my country! This the utmost of their power whatever is is the time of thỹ visitation. Consider well-pleasing to God, and conducive to the things which belong to thy peace, the welfare of the state.
“ I have sometimes thought, that fo.
reigners coming to our shores, after that the Capital of the Principality of hearing of the Bibles we have sent out Coburg was famous in the early period to the very ends of the earth, must be of the Reformation, as the residence of greaily sliocked to witness the profana. Martin Luther, who was protected there tion of the sabbath, the lying, the perby the Duke, during the diet of Augs- jury, the frauds, the adultery, the forburg, in 1530, that Luther might always nication, and other crying sins which be at the call of the Protestant Princes; abound in the midst of us. They might at the head of which was the Duke of almost expect to see literally · Holiness Coburg. Diany of Luther's epistles are to the Lord' written on the bells of our daled from Gruboc, which the reader horses. Zech. xiv. 20. My brethren! will see is the reverse of Coburg. The when every man sweeps before his own Protestant cause has still met with door, the street is clean. Let no man slaunch supporters in that principality; present neglect to say, What have I so that the manner in which this alli- done? Is it on account of my sinful ance was announced was fully justified practices or omissions, in addition to by historical facts eminently interesting those of others, the lovely Princess has Lo English Protestants.
been taken away?'"
The Nation in Tears; by the Rer. James | tions of Europe, and especially in our
Churchill, of Thames Ditton, near Clare- own country? How greatly do we need mont. pp. 40. Fourth Edition. Cox, in our monarchs a vigilance propose High-street, Southwark.
tionate to the diligence of our ambitious The respectable author of this rival. This quality we exultingly antisermon being situated in the imme. in the accession to our cause of a man,
cipated in the deceased Princess, and diate vicinity of the residence of the late illustrious Princess, has selves."
90, congenial in sentiment with ourwisely improved the advantages which local circumstances afforded him, to improve that afflictive event National Mourning and Devout Submisin three different villages around sion; and, The Sun of Britain set at Claremont. It is probably owing Noon; two Sermons by the Rev. Jacob chiefly to this consideration, that Snelgar, of Hampstead. pp. 22. Conder, the sermon has already gone through four editions, though it is not des- afflictive event which has caused
These sermons, preached on the titute of suitable and edifying re- such general lamentation, are afmarks from Jer. ix. 21. The anec- fectionate and serious. The opidotes, also, which relate to the nion which the author himself has conjugal happiness of this royal formed of them we consider correct. pair, afford a considerable degree “They express at once the importof interest.
ance I attach to right sentiments in religion; the ardent love I cherish
for my country; and the sincere The March of Death ; a Sermon preached sympathy and genuine loyalty I
at the Meeting House, Rayleigh, Essex, feel for the mourning and afflicted on Nov. 19, 1817, by James Pil Royal Family." kington. pp. 22. Button.
The text is from Jeremiah, ix. 20, 21, “ For death is cume up into The Principles of Nonconformity sang our windows, and is entered into tioned by the New Testament. A Serour palaces. The discussion is
mon delivered at Dr. Rippon's Meetings plain and serious; and we doubt
house, March 20, 1817. By William not but a good impression was
Newman, D.D. Button and Son. made by it upon the minds of the
When we reflect on the privahearers, The preacher expresses
tions of our forefathers, and the his fears respecting the future pos- cruel sufferings they endured, we sible succession to the throne. The cannot be sufficiently thankful for following paragraph will shew the the happy change in our condition, author's sentiments and style. for a succession of princes favour“ The Prince of Coburg is said to be for the protection of the law in the
able to the rights of conscience, and descended from ancestors, who fought and conquered for the emancipation of enjoyment of our invaluable prithe Protestant cause from the thraldom vileges. of the Romish church. They were
In attachment to the civil constieminent in the days of the Reforma. tution of our country, and to the tion, and as the same blood warms the family on the throne; in subjection yeins of their illustrious descendant, how to just civil authority, and in peacedelightfully we could have looked for able , demeanour, the Protestant ward to his exaltation to that office. Dissenters will yield to no classes which we thought he was appointed to of men in the land: while they deem fill. “ Dear as the House of Brunswick is portance to cultivate the knowledge
it, at the same time, of high im. to Protestants, and, more particularly, of their religious principles and prac, to Protestant Dissenters; and eminently
tices, and upon
all as they have distinguished themselves
On this in their opposition to the tyranny of the publicly to avow them. Papal hierarchy; who is there but account we rejoice that the cause must stand alarmed while gazing on the of nonconformity has lately excited progress which this antichristian domi, considerable attention; and that nion has lately made through the na- among others of its strenuous do
fenders, it has found a firm and animated sketch of the character of temperate advocate in the author of the late Rev. John Ryland; the this sermon.
second gives a short account of As a reason of its publication, it Thomas De Laune, whose Plea for is alleged in the preface: “ Many the Nonconformists was lately reof our young people are altogether viewed. uninstructed, and to them the sub- For general distribution, we recomject is perfectly new: many Dis- mend a four. page Tract, entitled "Prosenters are lukewarm and indiffer. testant Dissenter's Manual ;" and shall ent, and ought to be roused; many
be happy to see Dr. Newman's Sermon families are in a course of alienation printed in a cheaper form. from the dissenting interest, whose ancestors would have suffered the Sermons on the Doctrines and Duties of loss of all things rather than the loss the Christian Life, by the late Mr. of their religious principles."
Archibald M.Lean, onc of the Pastors of We fear many are Dissenters with- the Baptist Church, Edinburgh ; with out enquiring into the reasons of a Memoir of his Life, Ministry, and their separation from the national Writings, by William Jones, Author of establishment. They go to the the History of the Waldenses, the Bibli. meeting-house for the same reason as
cal Cyclopædia, fc. Sherwood, &c. their neighbours go to the church,
London. because their parents did so before The Memoir, which stands first them. And, not unfrequently, dis- in the volume, contains a wellsenting parents place their children digested account of the life, ministry, for education, where they receive and writings of its worthy subject, an early bias in favour of the esta- for which the religious publio is blished forms of worship, by attend much indebted to the compiler; and ing church, or chapel, where the which, when others had declined it, forms of prayer are used; and there he, at the pressing request of the faare instances, we are grieved to say, mily, undertook and executed, in a where dissenting deacons, and even
manner that reflects much credit on dissenting ministers, bring up their his ability and faithfulness. sons for the
ch!! To the se- “ Archibald M'Lean was born on the rious perusal of such persons, espe- 1st of May, 1733, at East Kilbride, near cially, we recommend this instruc- Glasgow, where his father occupied a tive, candid, and seasonable dis- farm. When young he was put to school, course,
and in a few years acquired the knowa The text is, Gal. v. 1, “Stand fast ledge of reading and writing his mother therefore in the liberty where with tongue, arithmetic, and the Latin lanChrist hath made us free, and be guage; and, at a subsequent period of his not entangled again with the yoke life, without the aid of a living teacher, he of bondage.” The principles of non
became sufficiently conversant with the conformity are discussed under five Greek and Hebrew to read the scriptures
in the original. His parents were also particulars. 1. The supremacy of commendably attentive to imbue bis mind Christ. 2. The spirituality of his with religious principles, and when a boy, kingdom. 3. The sufficiency of the
was taught the Assenibly's Catechism, scriptures. 4. The right of private which he found of great advantage to him judgment. 5. And the right of in every subsequent part of his life. He public profession and worship: had an opportunity of hearing Mr. White
From these positions three in- field, when young, who preached in the ferences are deduced: 1. If these be village where his father resided, and the principles of the New Testa- whose striking manner made a strong imment, they are sanctioned by divine pression on his mind. At the age of 14
he was articled as an apprentice to & authority. 2. If sanctioned by divine authority, they must be hene printer, in Glasgow, and in this business
he continued, after the expiratiou of his ficial in every aspect they wear. 3.
apprenticeship, for some years. If beneficial, they are worthy of * Under the preaching of Mr. M'Laurn, universal support.
who was one of the ministes at Glasgow To the sermon
are added two during the early part of his apprenticeship appendices; the first contains an it is supposed he was brought to the same
ing knowledge of the truth, entered into smooth the evening of his declining the communion of his church, and conti- days, whose assiduous and tender nued several years a zealous member of attention to her honoured parent is it; but, by reading Mr. John Glass's mentioned with meríted praise. On • Testimong of the King of Martyrs, he the 21st of December, 1812, in the was led to call in question the propriety 80th year of his age, he finished his of all national establishments of Christianity; and, in 1762, withdrew from it, and earthly course, and entered into the united with a small society of the Glass joy of his Lord. The affecting inites, who, at that time, were the only In- telligence of his decease was comdependents at Glasgow; but, in the fol-municated, by a circular Jetter, to lowing year left them, on a case of disci. the different churches in the conpline, in which he could not conscienti- nection, most of whom testified their ously agree with the church. At this unfeigned respect to his memory time the subject of baptism presented it. | by addresses of condolence to the self to his consideration, and by examin- Edinburgh church; copies of which ing the New Testament, without having are given in the Appendix to the read a line written upon it by any Baptist, memoir. he was convinced of that ordinauce, and
A list of Mr. M‘Lean's numerous was baptized at Edinburgh by Mr. Carmichael. Mrs. M‘Lean, on being inform- publications, and the estimate of his ed of it, declared that she could not have character and talents by his biograbeen more sorry if he had become a Ro- pher, our limits will not permit us to man Catholic. It was not long, however, notice ; but this much we readily before she herself joined the Baptists, avow, that though, on some subjects, and continued a most exemplary and use- we may entertain views somewhat ful member till her death. After this, different from Mr. M‘Lean, yet we Mr. M.Lean being settled in business at have been used to hold his character Edinburgh, joined the small charch there, and talents in high estimation. We began to preach, and was chosen to the pastoral office, as Mr. Carmichael's cold of the most candid men living in his
can easily admit
that he was one league, June, 1768.
• The church at Edinburgh now in judgment of other persons, in speakcreased considerably, and the Baptist pro-ing concerning them, cautiously fession began to extend to Glasgow, Dun- avoiding whatever had the appeardee, Montrose, and other towns in Scot- ance of being cynical and censoriland. Though Mr. M.Lean was connected ous;" and we believe, that sooner with the Glassites one year, and from than have represented Mr. Fuller as thence, and other circunstances, it has “ quite competent to bestow a cobeen supposed, by some dissenters in louring on his opponent's sentiments, England, that the difference between him for the amusement of his friends, and the Sandemonians consisted chiefly he would have forfeited his right on the subject of baptism; but from this
hand. charge, a manuscript, in his own hand
The sermons, seventeen in numwriting, which is published, is considered a satisfactory justification. His biogra- ber, are, we think, equal to Mr. pber, however, admits that there was
M-Lean's other writings, published some similarity between them, respecting in bis Pfe-time, on the following both the doctrine of the gospel and the subjects: 1. Christ's providential order of a Christian church, though not government of the world. 2. The so great as commonly imagined." gospel report, and the grounds of its For an account of the principles least. 4. On the importance of the
rejection illustrated. 3. The gospel and church order of the Scotch fear of God. 5. The happiness which Baptists, we must refer to the Me- attends true religion. 6. On the moir.
The Baptist mission to India ob- unity of Christ's disciples. 7. The tained Mr. M'Lean's hearty support, believer strengthened.
stumbling block removed, and the
8. On the and by his sermons and addresses duty of keeping the heart. 9. The he stimulated all classes of his Christian race. 10. The old and new countrymen to co-operate in pro- man described. 11. On the world's moting its ipterest. Most of Mr. M'Lean's children the duty and privilege of prayer.
hatred of Christ's disciples. 12. On were removed in the earlier part of | 13. On the duty which Christians life, and only a daughter survived to
owe to magistrates. 14. God the
portion of his people. 15. The be- diminish the effect; and we should liever's triumphant challenge. 16. rather see them interspersed sparOn the assurance of hope. 17. On ingly in works generally designed to disconformity to the world. This promote reflection, and instigate inlast is the substance of several ser- quiry, than detailed in such close mons on Romans, xii. 2.
connection, and with such frequent These sermons were found among recurrence. We admit, that instructhe author's manuscripts, in a state tion and amusement should be which required but little correction; blended in attempting the moral which, if favourably received, are improvement of the rising generaintended to be followed with a se- tion; but the latter should not be incond volume, equally valuable and troduced with too great a profusion, interesting.
otherwise it will become practically
the predominant, instead of being, Compendium of the Duties of Church as in our opinion it ought, the suborMembers ; for the Use of Dissenting all communications to youth, instruc
dinate and collateral purpose. In Congregations. 2s.6d. per Hundred. This little tract contains many only the alluring means to promote
tion is the first object; amusement important hints on public worship- the end. The path may be strewed the Christian temper-pecuniary indeed with flowers, but it ought not contributions-personal exertionsthe purity, happiness, and increase to prevent the youthful traveller
to be so luxuriantly overspread as of the churches. writer (whoever he may be,) will be pressing forward through the too encouraged by the public to amplify variety and allurement, with which
great fascination, the too abundant his four pages into eight; and then his steps are obstructed. some very important references to the New Testament may be given at advertisement, that “in a work of
We agree with the author in his length. A little scripture-manual this nature, authenticity is of high on this subject is much wanted. If it be given away at the reception of able the individual, or however ge
importance." But however respectmembers, or on the baptismal day, naine the sources of information, (for it is evidently written by a Baptist,) it may be rendered exten- is sufficient. Every anecdote should
we cannot admit that his ipse dixit sively usefal.
have been accompanied by an indi
cation of the source whence it has Juvenile Anecdotes; or, authentic and been obtained; otherwise, interest
interesting Facts of Children and Youth; ing facts will often be questioned, designed for the Moral and Religious and sometimes denied. To our juInstruction of the rising Generation. venile readers we can recommend Compiled and arranged, with useful the occasional perusal of this pubObservations, by John Bruce. Second lication, which, we have no doubt, Edition, considerably enlarged. they will agree with the author
The tendency of this little volume and with us in admitting, contains is decidedly good. That such me
“ useful observations” as well as morials of early piety should be pre- authentic and interesting facts.” served, we have no doubt: and do not question their adaptation to en
LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. gage the youthful mind, and to furnish it with some beneficial occupa
In the Press.
The Rev. Robert Hall's Funeral Ser. tion. At the same time, to compilations even of this pious class, there ready in a few days.
mon for the Princess Charlotte will be may be some objection, as being cal
The Rev. J. Palmer's (of Shrewsbury) culated to satiate and cloy the appes Funeral Sermon for the Princess Chartite, rather than to afford nutriment lotte is also just ready. and health to the mind. A succes
Just Published. sion of anecdotes, individually and A Series of Discourses, recommending apart, valuable or striking, may be an enforcing Steadfastness in the Chris, very likely, by their abundance, to tian Profession. By W. Pendered. 3vQ.