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absolutely must be something to express an abhorrence of Star Chambers, St. Bartholomews, and the principles of non-resistance. And besides the question of policy, should not a work which pretends to be the free and absolutely independent advocate of truth and justice, be anxious to lend a hand against some of the most pernicious evils that ever infested the world? Of what diminutive consequence is the correction of any mere literary errors and faults, compared with a manly resistance of those notions and that spirit which have made prisoners, wanderers, exiles, or martyrs, of the best and wisest of mankind; which have sanctioned the despotism of the vilest governments, and which still are strongly operating in the same way, even in this country ?—If the 'supporters' have no hope of supporting the Eclectic Review without a sacrifice of this free and courageous quality, let them lay down their thankless undertaking, and let some other men be sought to undertake a really bold and free work, which should in its prospectus declare, in so many words, that the Bible is to be held sacred, but nothing else on earth ; that all subjects whatever are considered as free for discussion; and all systems, institutions, and practices, as being merely of human authority, are fully open to the exercise of human reason. The supporters' may hobble on a while under their weight, but they may depend upon it that without gaining the cordial approbation of Dissenters and independen thinkers, they will sink at last; for as to their Church friends, they will never help them on without some more settled and distinct pledges and proofs of servitude and obsequiousness.

What a stupid thing it was to begin on such a plan! They wisely thought, I suppose, that the whole business of preserving neutrality was confined just to two or three bare questions, and that these could evidently be easily avoided. They could not see that this question of neutrality would necessarily extend to ten thousand things in the course of general reasoning and criticism ; that it would interfere in all works of history, of political economy, of biography, of theories of government, of political and ecclesiastical controversy, of missionary designs, of education, of rights of conscience, and of discussion of present parties, measures, and expectations.”

Now the spirit of this inglorious compact may exist in the absence of the letter, in a Nonconformist Journal; but its operation will never fail to be ultimately fatal. The times in which men might trim with safety are gone for ever. Ours are days equally of promise and of danger, demanding the spirit of the Prophets and Apostles -a spirit of meek defiance and devout intrepidity! Foster, two years prior to the date of the above letter, said the greater part of the Review fell “under the heavy censure of literary men, as defective in spirit, freedom, and poignancy. I have heard,” he says, a good many of them talk of the subject; and what they say is, that the Review dares nothing; that its highest ambition seems to be to do no harm; that it takes the style of a Puritan Divine in some instances, where that of Voltaire would be better; that it is too anxious to preserve a quiet impunity under the wings of orthodoxy and loyalty ; that it is like a dog that has been whipped, and, therefore, but just ventures to growl, and then runs away.” Forty years have passed since these words were originally written: if then they were marked by force and pertinence, as applied to Nonconformist Journalism, by how much more now !

Thanking God and taking courage, let the Witness and his readers begird themselves afresh for the glorious conflict with ignorance and error, sin and suffering, that they may worthily perform their part towards hastening on the final triumph of truth in the complete deliverance of the human race, and the establishment of Messiah's empire among all nations !

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The End of “Great Men”

Indian Determination

458

Deeds of Old Men

202 Piety in Women

458

A Great Mind

Re-union of Saints

Neglect of the Duties of Home

203 Juan Fernandez Selkirk's Isle

458

A Remarkable Man

203 How to Pray

458

Droppings of the Honeycomb

251 Cheerfulness

459

Prayer

251 The Folly of Fretting

“We are all Christians"

The Credit System

459

The Last Moment

252 Death-bed Advice of Walter Scott

459

Superintending Providence

252 Christianity

Against Idleness

252

The Tolling Bell

Anecdote of Owen

253 Don't Despair of the most Hardened 459

The Bible

253

Howard's Resolution of Mind

459

Apostrophe to Gold

253 Divine Comforts

459

A Prayer-book .

253 A Hint to Ministerial Candidates

505

Burnet's Description of Leighton

253

Classification of Miracles

506

The Power of Truth .

254

Campbell's Opinion of Byron

506

Cromwell and the Inquisition

On Punctuality

Presbyterian Board of Missions

254 The Four Quarters of Life

506

Plague of Egypt

Selfishness

506

Christian Liberality

254 The Humility of True Greatness

The Gospel Salvation

254 Death of Pitt

Up in the Morning Early!

254 Jesuits in India

507

The Day Star

The Care of our Thoughts

The Stream of Life

313 American Statistics

507

An Infidel's End

The Slave Trade

508

The Missionary's Wife

313 Pride

553

Preparation for Death

314 The Remedy for Human Pride

Good Interest for Money

314 Humility

Gems of Science

314 Christ was made Sin for us

Gems of Truth

315 The Fire of Love

554

Thoughts on Union

367 Satan's Armour

The Prayer-meeting

410 Holiness

The Defective Prayer-meeting

410

Happiness of Heaven

554

The Glory of the Imperishable

411 Loss of Friends

554

John Bunyan

411 Means and Ends

554

The True Riches

411 Popery and Puseyism

Love your Enemies

411 Religion and Liberty

555

A Noble Reply ·

412 Union and Controversy

555

Astronomical Wonders

457 Milton on Forms of Prayer

555

Two Worlds Contrasted

457 Milton on the Partial Reformation of the

It is a Parting, not a Loss

457 English Church

556

Essays, Ertracts, and Correspondence.

Pastoral Bible-Classes

9 Romanism in America

113

Counsels to Lay Preachers
14 The Literature of the Punch Office

113
Congregationalism in Nova Scotia
16 Letter to a Friend on “Punch”.

114
The German Reformation
19 Novel Reading :

115
Religion in Guiana

20 Deferred Annuities for Congregational Min-
Improvement of the Churches
22 isters

158
Tobacco Intemperance

23 Importance of Originating Ney Churches,
Origin, Principles, and Advantages of Bene-

both in Towns and Country Districts, as
fit Societies

26 well as of Assisting such as cannot reach
Grateful Recollections

58 Self-Support; and on the best Plans to

Smith, the Martyr Missionary

65 secure these Objects

155

“ Contributions to Vital Statistics”

71 Economics of Congregationalism and Con-
Building and Investment Society Principle 75 gregational Finance

159
Annual Letter of the Union
106 Anniversaries

164
The Dancing Professor

109 A Sermon for the May Anniversaries 167
Statistics and Prospects of the Jews 111 Position of the Congregational Union 903
Nether Chapel, Sheffield

112 Ministerial Education

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Colleges for General Purposes:

211 The Evangelical Alliance :

369

Use of Time by Ministers .

215 Who will visit Canada ?

Be careful of Ministerial Reputation , 217 Ministers' Wives

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Summer Excursions .

217 Rev. Thomas Lewis.—Moral and Religious

Rules for Visitors and Travellers

218 State of Islington during the last Forty

Christian Liberty and Church Order . 218 Years

412

Tables illustrating the Amount of Building A Word on behalf of Young Men willing to

of New Chapels in the Congregational

devote themselves to Missionary Labour 416

Body during Seven Years .

222

The “Rising” Ministry

418

Tables illustrating the Proportion of Con- Dean Swift on Pulpit Style

gregational Chapels to the Population Fruits of Christian Effort
in Sixty ofthe Large Towns of England 223 Itinerant Services

420

Baptist Home Missionary Society.

255 Come and Welcome; An Invitation to the

Bible Translation Society.

258 Autumnal Meeting

459

Baptist Missionary Meeting

258 To Go, or Not to Go ? or, The Works and

British and Foreign Sailors' Society

Wonders of Plymouth Sound and the

Wesleyan Missionary Society

266

Royal Dockyard, Devonport .

462

British and Foreign Bible Society

271 Claims of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia 468

Christian Instruction Society

274 Slavery

479, 588

Sunday-school Union

274 West Indian Missions

508

Institution for Educating the Daughters Weekly Contributions for the Support and

of Missionaries

315

Spread of the Gospel

510

London City Mission

317 Pastoral Support, Pew Rents, &c.

Religious Tract Society

320 Churches in Leicestershire

513

London Missionary Society

321

Cheap Book Societies

Home Missionary Society .

325

Prevalent Evils in Churches

513

Irish Evangelical Society

Another Warning to Churches .

Colonial Missionary Society

328

Instruction of Southern Slaves

525

An Appeal to Young Men, on behalf of West Indian Missions

556

India and China

333 Love and Union at Home

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Religion in Newfoundland

334

Colonial Missionary Society

Chapel Statistics

336 Autumnal Meeting of the Union

562

Ecclesiastical Statistics

337 The Baptists

569

Church and State.

Re'igious Motives for Nonconformity 24 The Labour and Pecuniary Aspects of the

Grand Evangelical Alliance

84

Church of England

340

Duty of Christians in reference to Church The Devonshire Advowsons

383

Establishments

122 Confirmation

384

Sir Culling Eardley Smith and the Rev. The Government of Churches

423

Dr. Campbell

169 “ Harmless Festivity and Real Enjoyment” 425

Biography.

Albert Barnes

History of J. B. Gough

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William Knibb.

76 Mrs. Margaret Birch .

James Matheson, D.D.

Memoir of Thomas Griffin

430

Reminiscences of the Rev. W. Vint

168 Emmanuel de Fellenberg

Life of D’Aubigné

337 Thomas Clarkson

Education.

Catechetical Instruction

67 Evenings with the Pastor,

220

To the Congregational Churches of Lan- Advantages of General Education
cashire
125 National Education

420
National Education in Germany_its Object On State Education

471, 515

and Effects; viewed with reference to The British Quarterly Review on Popular

National Education in England 174 Education in England

The Christian Witness.

Christian's Penny Magazine

88 Exeter College

36

The Congregational Calendar

34

Religious Affairs in Brighton

37

The Congregational Magazine

35 The Evangelical Alliance

81

British Quarterly and Eclectic

35

Friendly Societies and Odd Fellows

83

The Newspaper Press
36 Closing of Public Houses

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Building and Investment Society

36 Scottish Board for Bible Circulation,

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Temperance.

National Temperance Society

37 The World's Convention

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Dr. Lees, Messrs. Barrow and Green .

38 The Experience and Advice of a Teetotaler 486

Periodicals for February

131 Mr James Teare

487

Periodicals

Thoughts on the Convention

527
American Temperance
229 Temperance Convention

591
Alcoholic Beverages .

229

Review and Criticisin.

Fisher's Scrap-book for 1846

40 An Introduction to the Critical Study of

Fisher's Juvenile Scrap-book for 1846 40

the Holy Scriptures

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The Sacred Gift
40 Bible Student's Concordance

232
Academic Lectures and Discourses
90 The English Hexapla

233
Life and Writings of Cartwright
90 History of the Reformation

233
Life of Alexander Kilham

91

Discussion between the Rev. W. Cooke and

The Covenanters in the North

9

Mr. J. Barker

234

The Church of Rome Truly Represented 91 Exposition of the Confession of Faith
A Supplement to the Hora Paulina . 91 Sermons: Second Series

· 392
Christian Philosophy
92 The Elevation of the People

392
Sea-side Pleasures

92 The Memoirs and Select Works of the Rev.

The History of France

92

Joseph Fletcher, D.D.

440

Christian Missions

92 Elements of Language and General

Correspondence of Helen Plumptre

92

Grammar

441

Household Verses

92 The Life of Joseph and the Last Years of

England and her People

92

Jacob

441

Life in Earnest.
92 China and her Spiritual Claims.

441
Knight's Weekly Volume

136 Twelve Discourses to Youth
Thoughts on the Holy Spirit
· 136 Christian Chority Explained

4 42

Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrew8 . 138 The Sabbath Day Book

442

The Reformation ar Anti-Reformation in

The Attractions of the Cross

442

Bohemia

Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches :
The Scottish Church Question

139
with Elucidations

489

An Appeal in favour of Unity

. 139 Friendly Hints to Female Servants on the

The North British Review, No. 8

best means for promoting their own

The British Quarterly Review, No. 5 . 139

and their Employer's happiness . 535

Select Works of David Clarkson, B D. 184 Fisher's Sorap-book for 1847

584

Notices of Windsor in the Olden Time 185 Fisher's Juvenile Scrap-book for 1847 581

Recollections of a Tour

Gallery of Scripture Engravings

History of the Reformation

186 Chemistry of the Four Seasons

585

The Scriptural Argument against Apos- The Eclectic Review, November

tolical Succession

187 Characteristic Notices . 40, 187, 235, 893, 443

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British Missions.

42, 93, 140, 188, 236, 396, 443, 490, 536, 597. Proceedings of the Second Adjourned Meet-
Sixteenth Annual Assembly of the Congre-

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