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429 Patrick's, (Bishop) Persuasive to a
Cheerful Trust in God. 316 Pattison's Plain Account of the
Bible. 426 Poor Anne, penitent. 171 Porteus, (Bishop) on the Evidences. 225 Porteus, (Bishop) on the Observ.
ance of Good Friday. 361 Prayer the Universal Remedy. 172 Radstock's Cottage Friend. 150 Romanism and Holy Scripture com
pared. 175 Scripture the Guide of Life. 102 Scripture Catechism. 498 Selections from the Reformers. 501 Ditto. 510 Ditto. 514 Ditto. 516 Ditto. 158 Ditto. 177 Serious Address to a person reco
vered from sickness. 495 Short Explanation of the Apostle's
Creed. 404 Short Stories of Cottager's Daugh
ters. 417 Soldier's Funeral. 502 Spiritual Worshipper a meet Com
municant. 179 Stevens on the Christian Church.
483 Susan Brooker.
Why are you a Churchman?' 421 Taylor, (Bishop) Introduction to
Holy Life. 422 Ditto, Moral Demonstration. 166 The Young Churchman Armed. 259 Tillotson, (Archbishop) Dissuasion
from Popery. 200 Ditto, on Transubstantiation. 162 The Parson. 400 Unfruitful Fig Tree. 54 Unwin's Friendly Reproof. 94 Wall on Infant Baptism. 187 Watson's Apology for the Bible. 508 Way to Peace. 252 White's Preservative against Popery. 424 Wilk's Church Establishment law.
ful, &c. 512 Wilk's Abijah. 494 Wilson (Bishop of Calcutta), Aposto
lical commandment considered.
CHEAP REPOSITORY TRACTS.
THE FOUR THRONES.
There is a throne of glory before above the world in the power of which the host of heaven bow with divine faith. But lastly, there is reverential awe, and utter the lan- the throne of judgment. Before guage of adoring praise. There is that awful throne an assembled the throne of grace to which we are universe must stand to hear their invited to approach for the supply final doom. The dread solemnities of our spiritual wants and necessi- of a judgment to come should ever ties: it is the encouraging exhor- be present to our minds. In the tation of an Apostle, “ Let us come
midst of all our worldly pleasures, boldly unto the throne of grace, and worldly pursuits, that voice that we may obtain mercy, and should still be heard, remember find grace to help in time of need.” there is a judgment to come. Yes, There is a throne of government on the moment is hastening on when which the Lord Jesus sits in the Lord Jesus shall be revealed majesty, for the administration of from heaven, with his mighty the affairs of his church and people. angels in flaming fire to execute He is indeed, "the mighty God, vengeance on the impenitent, and the everlasting Father," and the to be glorified in the complete and government is emphatically “on everlasting felicity of his redeemed his shoulder." Let us implore him saints. O may that awakening as our great spiritual head and admonition come home with power king, the leader and commander of to each of our hearts under all his chosen Israel, to fight for us, circumstances, and in all situations and to fight in us; to enable us of life, “ Prepare to meet thy God.” daily to crucify the Aesh with the
CHARLES. affections and lusts, and to rise
MISSIONARY ENCOURAGEMENTS. Go forth to distant lands,
'Tis no ignoble prize, Ye messengers of heaven!
A soul released from sin.' Scatter, with holy hands,
For these the Saviour lived and The seeds so freely given,
died, Across the mighty deep,
And nought is worth a thought Around the arctic pole,
beside. Where pillar'd whirlwinds sweep, 'Midst idol temples stand, And crested billows roll,
Pour forth the plaintive cry; In every clime, 'midst every clan,
Upon a foreign strand, Proclaim the Saviour's love to man.
Beneath a burning sky,
The blood-stain'd banner rear,
The tear of pity shed,
Bid dying men draw near
When every hope is fled;
The joyous sounds of love shall melt, Unfold Hope's beauteous bow,
And grace shall triumph over guilt. And bid the Sun of Grace'
As wbite-robed snows descend In polar regions glow:
From a portentous sky, The savage shall forego his chains, And genial showers attend And carol forth celestial strains. Spring's vestal infancy,
As these give life and birth, Firm as the throne of God,
'Midst Winter's waning even, Bright as the vaulted sky,
“ Renew the face of earth,” Seal’d with atoning blood,
And make it bloom like heaven : And fraught with ecstacy,
So God's own words shall heal and The promises invite
save, Your constant toil and care ;
The barbarous sire, the abject slave! Make ready for the fight,
On God," who cannot lie,”
The merciful and just,
For all you need rely
And in his promise trust, view.
The “ Rose of Sharon” plant Nerved with the Spirit's might,
In deserts clad with snow, 'Midst darkness, death, and wo, And, 'midst the sons of want, Plumed with angelic light,
Bid living waters flow. Onward, still onward go!
A golden harvest soon shall smile, All mortal joys despise,
And souls redeemed shall crown Immortal spirits win;
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AWFUL STATE OF IRELAND.
The following extract from an Address delivered at Castlebar Assizes
in March last, by BARON RICHARDS, on the conviction of a woman for murder, displays the awful state of Ireland, and clearly evinces the mischief and misery resulting from the conduct of the Maynooth Popish Priests. Alas! there is too much reason to fear that many murders are committed with their connivance, if not at their suggestion :
• It grieves me,' said the Baron, addressing the prisoner-it grieves me to say, after you had left the place of prayer, and on your way from the house of God, where you had been a few minutes before invoking the blessing and forgiveness of your Maker, and on your
the house dedicated to him, and after you had appealed on your bended knees to his mercy, you imbrued your hands, under circumstances of much atrocity, in the blood of your fellowcreature. A crowd of you set upon an unfortunate man, and with sticks and stones battered his life out; and this you did on the day you had met to celebrate the birth of him who came into the world, with tidings of peace and good will. As a friend of humanity, and particnlarly as a friend to the people of this country, I must deeply regret such a state of things; I cannot but grieve over the depraved character of a people who can be guilty of the many cases of this description which have come before me this assizes, and several of these homicides have occurred as the parties were returning from the mass house. I must here say, I cannot but think that the minds of the people of this country are as open to instruction as those of any other; and if the proper and due precepts were impressed upon them, they could be restrained from the violence and blood-shed which so greatly disgrace this country. I am certain that the people could be humanized; and without anything like reproach, I do say that a heavy responsibility rests on those who met these people in the house of God. I mean the spiritual
instructors of the people, whose duty it is to keep them from violence and murder, and I think that could be done by proper exertion and persuasion. Many of the Reverend Gentlemen I allude to, are excellent men, and for them I have a high respect; but, in the discharge of my duty, I must say that I conceive the people of this country as susceptible of receiving benefits from the instruction their pastors should bestow as the
people of any other. It is by the efforts of their clergymen more than by law, the people can be humanised and rendered amenable to the voice of justice and peace. Feeling that such is the case, it strikes me with amazement that the people should still exbibit such savage conduct. Very many cases of murder that have come before me were committed on the return of those concerned from the house of God, and that murderous habit, I cannot reconcile with the moral and religious instruction that ought to be unceasingly impressed upon the people. I hope if there are not any of the pastors of the peasantry listening to me, that they will hear what I have said, and devote themselves zealously to reform the conduct of those who disgrace the name of Christians. I wished to come this circuit, that I might learn the true state of the country, and I regret to be obliged to say there is but too much violence displayed in the catalogue of crime to be gone through. I had made up my mind to make an example of those people; I had determined to send them out of the country for their offence, and do not yet know but I may do so."
The Religious Anniversaries have been this year fully attended, and the speeches generally interesting. Most of the Societies exhibit some increase of income, while the calls for additional missionaries, catechists, schoolmasters, and Bibles, Prayer Books, and religious publications are every where urgent. This is a pleasing feature in the times, and may well encourage the Christian to lively gratitude and renewed exertion. Above all, it should stimulate us to abound in prayer to the great Lord of the harvest, both to send forth more labourers into his harvest, and to crown their labours with great success.
BRITISH AND FOREIGN TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.
THE seventh anniversary of this in- next compared the condition of a stitution was held at Exeter Hall temperate man spending his evenon Friday, April 27, when the chair ings at home in the midst of his was successively occupied by the cheerful and healthy children, inBishops of Norwich and London. structing and improving them by It was stated at this meeting that his word and example, with the there were at present 45,738 Beer wretchedness of the shops in this country; that 31,402,417 when seduced by vicious gallons of spirits were produced for panions to babits of drunkenness home consumption in Great Britain --through which his home is deand Ireland during one year, the serted, his health and his sub. amount paid for which, was eight stance wasted, his wife and children millions and a half sterling, and reduced to rags and filth, altogether that 2,500,000 quarters of grain were abandoned or neglected, or, what consumed in producing these spirits, was worse, urged by his example to which if made into bread would follow in the same wicked course. give two hundred quartern loaves to The bare contemplation of such every poor person in the kingdom. changes produced by intemperance
Sir Edward Parry and Sir James and they were in constant occurHillyar pointed out the beneficial rence in all parts of the country, effects of Temperance Societies in ought to urge the friends of the sothe navy, and stated that the sup- ciety to strenuous exertions with the plying tea and sugar to the sailors view to diffuse minute information instead of grog, though at first as to the effects of drunkenness. It ridiculed, had produced a most might be very difficult to bring back salutary result; that the sailors persons from vicious habits, and could endure cold and hardship particularly from the enslaving one much better on tea than on spirits ; of intemperance. He would for that that half the accidents at sea might purpose prefer, if he could, to give be traced to intoxication, and that them the gospel, but if he could not so convinced were the underwriters do that, and that any other means of this, that they insured goods in were within his power by which they temperance vessels both in this might be brought within the sound country and America, at a lower of the gospel, it would be hypocrisy rate than in ships where spirits were or most culpable neglect in him if supplied.
he did not avail himself of such The Hon. and Rev. B. W. Noel
Some of the means which concurred with these two gallant had been recommended, and to a officers in believing that the addic- certain degree adopted, had been tion of sailors to intemperate habits the diffusion of tracts contrasting was to be traced to the examples set the advantages of temperance, with them while on shore ; and eloquently the dreadful consequences to mind contrasted the gorgeous splendor and body which were certain to flow of our modern ‘gin-palaces' with from habits of intoxication. the squalid and wretched appear
This observation of Mr. Noel may ance of the mass of those who perhaps be carried farther.
Few generally resorted to them. He are sufficiently aware of the deJUNE 1838.
moralizing effects of certain sottish the health is seriously injured; vihabits which commonly prevail cious connexions are often formed, amongst artificers and mechanics. and the journeymen and apprentices In many businesses, in addition to employed in such businesses, will their stated meals, the workmen are usually be found at once more shortaccustomed to drink their pint of lived, inore destitute of religion and ale or stronger beverage, morning more regardless of domestic and and afternoon: for this they fre- family obligations than those who quently resort to public houses ; work far more severely, and for a habits of tippling are thus acquired; far scantier remuneration.
NEWFOUNDLAND SCHOOL SOCIETY. The fifteenth anniversary of this was a School society, and had means institution was recently held at of giving instruction, and of disExeter Hall. On taking the chair seminating Bible principles, which Lord Bexley observed, that the few others possessed; but it should events which had unhappily oc- extend its operations by sending curred recently in some
out ministers to preach the gosNorth American colonies shewed pel. From the want of ministers --if indeed any thing could be a vast number of the descendants of required to shew-the great advan- the ancient Protestants had become tages which would be derived from Roman Catholics. In Placentia, sound Christian education, and for- the ancient capital of the island, cibly pointed out the evils which there was still a church, but there arose from the want of it. Had a was no one to use it. There were system of early scriptural instruc- not more than one or two Protestant tion such as this society proposed to families in that part of the island, give-and had for a considerable because there was no one to instruct time given--been extended years them. As an illustration of their ago in those colonies, the scenes destitution in that respect, he might which had been lately witnessed mention, that a service of communion there, and which had deluged their plate, the gift of his late Majesty, once peaceful fields with blood, when Duke of Clarence, was still in would not have taken place. With the church, but there was no one to such scenes fresh in their recollec- use it. Now, a remedy for this state tion, the friends of this society of things might be found by having would, he trusted, be stimulated to respectable and well-instructed men renewed exertion in extending as ordained and sent out to preach the widely as possible the benefits of gospel in the colony. He did not scriptural education.'
want men with high academical disOf the exceedingly destitute state tinctions and classical attainments. of Newfoundland, the following ex- There were no funds from which to tract from the speech of the Hon. give the income that such men would the Chief Justice of that Island naturally expect; but as these could affords melancholy proof.
not be had, he would on the prinVery many of the inhabitants of ciple that half a loaf was better than Newfoundland who are now reap- no bread, have men well instructed ing the advantages of an education in English, and having a sound based scriptural principles, knowledge of their religion and of would, but for the exertions of this the Holy Scriptures on which it is society have remained destitute of based. These would mix amongst this blessing up to the present time. the poor people who were the most He was sorry that the society did in want of instruction, and would be not receive that encouragement to more fit teachers for them than men which it had so many good claims. of high literary attainments. Many ! It was the duty of kings to see that who were now in darkness would be the people were properly instructed, brought to a knowledge of the truth, and where, from political or other and that system of proselytism causes, this duty was neglected, it which was now going on in the was incumbenton those who posses- island would receive a salutary sed the means to see that instruc- check. For such purpose, however, tion should be given. This society funds would be necessary, and he