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the full benefit of this latter mode of forward I pray do not attempt to pre. sacrifice. The brahmuns were prevailed vent Hindoo women from burning, on to give their consent. It is with otherwise our curse will be upon you.' pain, however, that we are obliged to We are informed, that this young woadd, that the hopes entertained from the man then flung herself into the flames, experiment, in respect to a change of apparently with the same unconcern as determination on the part of the vic-she had been accustomed to plunge into tims, were altogether disappointed. The the Hoogley river, in order to perform fames had no sooner began to rise, than her morning ablutions and devotions. the elder female deliberately walked We have heard of several respectable into the midst of them, and quickly af- and intelligent natives openly testifying terwards the younger followed her ex. their abhorrence of the cruel ritual of ample, but previously with great anima- the Sutee-and it is probable that a tión addressed herself to the by-standers similar sentiment prevails in the minds in words to this effect-- You have just of many others, though prudence may seen my husband's first wife perform the induce them to conceal it.”- From the duty incumbent on her, and you will Oriental Star, published in Calcutta. dow see me follow her example. Hence
Domestic Religious Jntelligence.
RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE his Royal Daughter, and his Serene High
ness Prince Leopold of Saxe Coburg,
and having had the honour of personally · Protestant Dissenting Ministers.
addressing the illustrious and happy Pair on the same event, we cannot but feel
most powerfully the sad reverse of cirAN EXTAORDINARY GENERAL MEET
cumstances, occasioned by the lamented ING of the three denominations of Pro
death of the Princess Charlotte and her testant Dissenters was held on December 9, 1817, to consider the best mode
“ That though we deem it most expeof expressing their sentiments of condo
dient and respectful to abstain from lence on the occasion of the lamented
such communications of our condolence death of the Princess Charlotte Augusta on the mournful occasion, as might reof Wales. At this Meeting, which was vive the painful sensations which must numerously attended, the Rev. Dr. John
have agitated the minds of her Royal Rippon was called to the chair. The
Parents and his Serene Highness Prince expressions of affectionate and deep re.
Leopold; we do, nevertheless, consider gret to the memory of the Princess were
it our duty, as a body, to testify our deep strong and universal : these were ight.
sense of the great loss which ihe nation ened by the recollections of the gracious bas sustained by that affictive event. and condescending manner in which her " That, from the talents and acquire. Royal Highness had received the depu
ments of her Royal Highness, from ber tation after her narriage; and froin its
attachment to those principles of true having been understood, that both at the
freedom, civil and religious, which have time, and afterwards, the Princess had been the bases of our country's felicity signified, how much she was gratified at the
and glory, from the countenance whiob token of respect paid her by the Dissenting her public conduct and domestic virtues Ministers.
afforded to the interests of good morals The following are the Resolutions
and the exercises of devotion and which were unanimously adopied by the
piety, and from her courteous and conMeeting, and ordered to be printed in
descending manners, we were led to the public papeiss
anticipate, in common with the country • That having so recently been admit- at large, extensive blessings to the comted into the presence of his Royal High-munity under her rule, if she had lived Dess the Prince Regent, to offer our con- to fill the throne of this United King. gratulations on the auspicious nuptials of dom,
" That the Almighty having been “ III. That such' pure and undefiled' pleased, in the course of his Providence, religion by the Holy Scriptures alone is to disappoint our sanguine hopes, hy re- taught: and that they therefore should moving her, we trust, to a better world, be accessible in every language, to we bow in humble submission beneath every individual, of every nation on the his chastening rod, and hope, and pray, globe; and that all atiempts to limit that the Universal Sovereign will cause such diffusion, oppose the beneficent good to arise out of this national afflic. purposes of God, and the best and only tion, and that he may still continue to perfect happiness of man. be: a wall of fire round about, and the “ IV. That equally intrusive and unglory in the midst of our land.
worthy are all efforts authoritatively to (Signed)
impose any expositions of those Holy John Rippon, Chairman.” Scriptures, which every man for himself
is entitled to investigate, and to ex. pound; and which every man should
: read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest.' CELEBRATION
“ V. That the experience of Europe,
from the third to the sixteenth century, REFORMATION FROM POPERY.
has demonstrated that these great prin.
ciples are as important in their practical We intimated in our last Number,
operation, as, in theory, they are core
rect: and that to their violation are that a Public Meeting had been an. nounced, to commemorate the glorions mainly attributable those multitudinous event which took place in Saxony in
ills, which, for that long period, afflicted 1517, when Martin Luther first, opposed and oppressed the world.
humanity, deformed the Christian faith, the corruptions of Popery. This meet.
« VI. That this meeting could not ing was accordingly held on Wednesday, the 30th of December, 1817, (the day from that abundant source but that the
enumerate all those evils which flowed on which our British Reformer, Wickliff, “ finished his course with joy;" scriptures were forbidden :- That their
sacred truths were displaced hy corrupt more than 30 years before Luther.) His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex pre.
traditions--and simple, true, and spirisided on this truly animating occasion,
tual worship, by superstitious forms :and delivered the most enlightened sen.
That crusades were substituted for the timents on the subject of civil and re
peace-announcing gospel, ignorance for ligious liberty. Many ministers and knowledge, and persecution for goodgentlemen, of different denominations, their dogmas on the fears and on the
will to men :- That priests, operating by instructed the meeting by their speeches; hopes of the deluded and untaught, ex: and a company of more than 1000 persons gave the liveliest demonstrations of clusively amassed both wealth and the gratification they felt in the recol power :—That absolutions and indul. lection of the many blessings which, as
gencies, purchaseable from them, enProtestants, they had derived from the couraged crimes :—That admission even Reformation from Popery.
into heaven was made dependant on
their dear-bought masses, and their The following are the Resolations passed unanimously:
prayers :That the people groaned in
wretchedness, and that monarchs trem"1. That the right of every man to bled on their thrones :-and that a do. worship God according to his conscience, mination, interested, arbitrary, and in. is a natural, unalienable right-anterior jurious, extended over the fortunes, the to all social institutions; which no hu- intellect, and consciences of men, man authority should ever presume to • VII. That, afflicted at the retrospect violate or restrict.
of evils so much to be deplored, this “ II. That religion is not intended to meeting delight to trace even those aggrandize a peculiar class, nor to be gleams of moral light, which in the four. come an engine of State ; but to inform teenth century partially dissipated a the judgment—to purify the heart-to gloom so oppressive and profound; and mitigate, by heavenly consolation, the that the memories of Wickliff, of Jerome, calamities of life and to inspire hopes and Huss, and of the Waldenses, are of immortality, blissful and sublime. enshrined within their hearts.
“ VIIJ. But that it is the peculiar The Royal President was prevented and important object of this meeting to by the heavy fog from being in time; celebrate, at this tri-centenial period, the Chair was therefore first taken by that glorious Reformation which, in the Rev. Charles Simeon, of Cambridge. 1517, commenced in Saxony: which
exchanged' knowledge for ignorance, by their augmented anion, and well
that the principles of the Reformation “ IX. That the Reformation having promote individual happiness and social promoted the recognition of the great peace, nurtore inquiry, and bless manprinciples which this meeting maintain, kind, exhort those great nations, who in has (aided by the art of printing,) eman. Europe and America profess a congenial cipated many nations from such super- faith, to cherish those principles with an stitions and tyranny; has bestowed on unabated ardour, appropriate to their the people constitutional freedom, and worth; to transmit then with hallowed restored to magistrates lawful autliority; reverence to their posterity, and to prohas burst asunder the fetters which en- tect those who also cherish them in chained the human mind; has amelio. other countries from all persecuting rated the destiny even of those countries Powers: and that such attention they which have not get yielded to its in- now especially invite, when monastic fluence; and lias contributed to that institutions are restored, when dangerous improvement in social happiness at societies are revived, when the circulawhich this meeting can rejoice : although tion of the Holy Scriptures, without society may not yet have attained that note or comment, is forbidden, and when state which Piety must desire, and Phi Inquisitions are continued, or re-estab. lanthropy approve.
lished, to perpetuate the empire of delu, “ X. That, without conferring any sion, by imprisonment, by torture, and excessive praise on Luther, Melancthon, by death. Zuioglius, Calvin, and the band of bre. « XIV. That, amidst their own secu. thren who originated and promoted this rity and satisfaction, this meeting feel beneficent event, and without applaud the deepest interest for those smaller ing all their conduct, or all the docs and less protected communities, who, trines which they taught, this meeting amidst the villages of Piedmont, in the must regard them as great among the kingdom of France, or throughout the greatest of mankind; must recollect earth, exist in nations generally hostile with astonishment and admiration their to their faith ; and that to them this meet. talents, their industry, their zeal; and ing would address assurances of the kind. must recommend to their children, and liest sympathy, and of fraternal love. their children's children, an imitation of “ XV.' That whilst this meeting thus their dauntless courage, their steady celebrate that Reformation whose in. perseverance, and that unintimidable obě- Auence they desire should be co-extendience to the dictates of their con. sive with the globe, they seek for that sciences, which they nobly displayed. extension only by the energy of argu.
* XI. That whilst this meeting render ment, and through the force of truth; cordial homage to the memory of illusi and towards those Catholics whose trious men, who were the ornaments of errors they regret, and whose principles other countries, they never can forget they disapprove, they disclaim all senti. those men of great and kindred minds, ments which Christian charity could who, in their native land, amidst dark censure, or religious freedom would ness, obloquy, proscription and death, condemn. proclaimed the same great truths, and “ XVI. That this meeting cannot but by whom equal triumphs were obtained; cordially 'express pre-eminent delight, and that to the woudrous and intrepid that his Royal Highness the Duke of Knox, in Scotland; to Tyndale, Latimer, Sussex has condescended to preside upon and the holy martyrs and confessors of this great occasion; nor can they but an. the English Churchi, they would thus nounce their unaffected joy, that he has Téar a monument on which they would thus demonstrated that his Royal House record their veneration and esteem. remain firmly attached to the great prin.
« XII. That this meeting are exhili-ciples established by the Reformation, fated by intelligence, that during this and to that Protestant faith which their tri-eentenial year, similar sentiments ancestors therefore long and strenuously have been expressed by the Protestants maintained ; and upon which they were who'cultivate those German plains where called to the throne of these realms. the Reformation so happily began; and « XVII. That these Resolutions be learn with joy, that approximating to printed, and be advertised in the prinward's each other with liberal and en- cipal Papers and Publications in Great lightened minds, they are adding dignity Britain, Ireland, America, and on the to the common cause of the Reformed, Continent of Europe, at the discretion of and are preparing its further successes the Committee."
The thanks of the meeting were also of every one, vis. . That every child in returned to the Rev. F. A. Cox, of Hack his dominions might be able to read the ney; with whom, and some of his Holy Scriptures. Above all, that we friends, the proposal for the compuemo. owe it to Him ‘from whom all blessings ration originated.
flow' to go forward.”
The speech of the Rev. Dr. Newman LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY, having been printed very imperfectly in the public papers, we are desired to On Thursday evening, January 22, insert the following.
1818, three young men were set apart In proposing the 7th Resolution, as missionaries at the Rev. Mr. Lewis s
“ The Rev. Dr. Newman congratulated chapel, Islington, The Rev. Mr. Bur; the meeting on having in the chair an der, in giving the charge to the young illustrious member of the illustrious men, mentioned that the directors of Honse of Brunswick, which he ascribed the Missionary Society had, on the preto the Reformation. He congratulated, ceding Monday, received a letter from also, his Royal Highness, on his being Otaheite, containing the most pleasing surrounded by a most respectable num intelligence; it had been eighteen ber of our fair countrywomen: this, also, months coming. He said, all we had be ascribed to the Reformation. Voltaire heard before was true, and a great deal had said with a seer, that Enrope owed
He said, that idol worship had half its Christianity to women! The entirely ceased at Otaheite and Eimeo, principles of the Reformation were and that it was falling in several other stated to be, the supremacy of Christ islands; and more than this, the King the spiriiuality of his kingdom—the suf- of Otaheile had sent all his fanıily god's ficiency of the merits of Christ—the suf. (which have been in his family for ficiency of the scriptures the right of ages and generations) to the missionprivate judgment and the right of pub.aries, desiring them to do what they fic profession and worship-He said he pleased with them, either to burn or to should make but one observation--that send them to the Missionary Society, we must either stand still, or go back,
to shew the English what foolish gods or go forward. Can we stand still, and they used to worship. Mr. Burder said, see with indifference all the southern they were at present nailed up in a states of Europe still unreformed? Will box, but that he hoped soon to have The Pope stand still? Will the Jesuits ? them in the Old Jewry. Will the Inquisition If Wickliffe and Luther were now with us, would they stand still ?
LOAN FUND. “Or, shall we go back ? He reminded We have received several letters, the meeting of the rebellion in Devon- from respectable correspondents, upon shire in the days of Edward VI, when the subject of the proposal for a "Loan an armed multitude went out with their Fund," published in our Magazine for priests, who carried a crucifix in a cart August last. The utility and necessity under a canopy, and having increased of some such plan appears to be gene. to the number of ten thousand, pro- rally admitted, in order to prevent the ceeded to dietate terms to the govern- religious mendicity which at present ment in fifteen articles; of which the prevails; but, we very much fear, that 10th was,
“ We will have the Bible, and the benevolent exertions which are reall books of scripture in English, to be quired to raise a fund sufficient to re. called in again ; for we be informed, that move this evil, will not be found. If, otherwise the clergy shall not of long time nowerer, persons who worship in com confound the heretics." He exhorted fortable meeting-houses, were to conthe meeting to reflect before they de. sider how much our forefathers paid in termined on going back, on all that the fines during the reign of Charles II, for Reformation had done for religion and violating the regulations of the Conven. morals-science and literature-trade ticle Act, (thanks to an indulgent Proand connierce-public peace and do- vidence, now mercifully repealed,) we mestic coinfort-and for civil and reli- have no doubt but a much larger sum gious freedom.
might be easily collected. Let but an “ If we go forward, he observed, this appeal be made by all our ministers is what the reformers intended. This
once a year, upon the ground now nien. we owe to the House of Brunswick, and tioned ; telling their hearers that “other especially to our venerable King, whose men laboured, and that we are entered benevolent wish, worthy of an enlight into their labours," and are reaping the eaed monarch was now in the mouth harvest in peace, the precious seed for
which was “ sown in tears;" and we mington, and formed into a separate are much deceived if the * Loan Fund" church. Messrs. Giles, Clay, and Dore, would not be so liberally and bountifully were engaged in the religious services supplied, as that persons might be ace of this pleasing solemnity. The two commodated without paying even 31 latter are engaged to supply them till per cent. interest: and in cases of great they shall be directed to a pastor. necessity, annual grants might be voted, not as loans, but as donations. We understand, that the committee
ASHLEY. of the “ Loan Fund” are patiently persevering, and that they have obtained Tuis. too, is a village in the vicinity of some respectable annual subscriptions Lymington, five miles in an opposite di. towards the proposed object. They have rection, in which the gospel began to be also received several pressing applica.
preached three years since, and uuder tions from churches, and the offer of
a Divine influence, it has been the power responsible persons to give the required
of God to the salvation of many: about security for returning the money to be
25 persons have been baptized here. lent them, by 10 per cent. annually
October 27, these also were dismissed upon the capital, and 81 per cent. in.
from Lymington, and forned into a terest. The first five applications might
church, by Mr. Giles, at Ashley. Here be relieved with a sum not amounting
they assemble in a cottage, which has to 7001.; and could the committee com
been converted into a house for God. mence with these, they feel assured,
October 29, Mr. Rutter, a member of the that the proposed plan would be found
church at Lymington, having received an both practicable and beneficial; the evil unanimous invitation to the pastoral universally complained of would be im office, was ordained over this infant inmediately checked, and ultimately be
terest. Mr. Bulgin, of Poole, introduced entirely removed.
the servicc, by reading and prayer ; Communications respecting the Loan after which he described the nature of a Fund might be made either to J. Mar. | gospel church, proposed the usual ques. shall, Esq. Holborn, Treasurer, or to Mr. |tions, and received Mr. Rutter's confesJ. Dawson, Hunter-street, Secretary.
sion of faith. Mr. Giles prayed the
ordination-prayer, with laying on of ASSOCIATION.
bands; and gave the charge, from Titus, i.7; Mr. Saffery, of Salisbury, preached
to the church, from Isaiah, xxx. 20, and WILTS AND SOMERSET.
concluded. The primitive circumstances The twenty-third meeting of the Wilts of this church worshipping " in the and Somerset Association was held at house" wliere it was first collected, on a Bradford, Oct. 1, 1817. Mr. Phillips, / wild heath, amidst a few scattered cotof Penknap, preached in the worning, | tages, and tbe simplicity avd fervour of from Eph. iv. 20, 21; Mr. Winter, of the worshippers, rendered this a pecuBeckington, in the afternoon, from Colos. liarly interesting occasion. Mr. Giles, iii. 14 ; and Mr. Porter, of Bath, in the
who baptized more than 100 persons Levening, from Isaiah, xxviii. 16. The within the 7 or 8 years of his residence brethren Ayres, of Keynsham -Hinton, at Lymington, has since removed to of Beckington - James, of Devizes — Chatham, where we hope he will be yet Coombs. of Bradford-Butcher of Trow. more useful. bridge and Roberts of Shrewton, engaged in the devotional parts of the service. The next meeting to be held at
Poetry. Calne, ou Wednesday in the Easter
| On contemplating the Massacre of St. week, Mr. Porter of Bath to preach.
Bartholomew, in the Henriade of
Voltaire. NEW CHURCHES FORMED. Weep not, although we draw a scene for tears,
Christians, nor let your anger rise, nor fears :
But let your reason watch, thro' future times, BEAULIEU RAILS.
The dark proceedings of the church of crimes. The gospel was introduced here about
For many feign, (to hide their well-causedshame)
That Antichrist is harmless now, and tame: seven years since by Mr. Giles, and
Satan is harmless, then, and hell reformed ; some brethren of I.ymington, from Because their priestly citadel is stormed.. whence it is five miles distant: it has So lay the serpent frozen on the plain,
Harmless, until he felt the heat again : been attended with considerable success.
When soon be hiss'd, and, darting out his sting. A place of worship bas been erected,
At his too blind protector made a spring; which will contain 200 persons, about So would that church command by sword and 30 of whom have been baptized. Octo
| For Popery will ever be the same. ber 7, these were dismissed from Ly-|
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