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variety of effort, a unity of design III. To your Tents, O`Britons ! be preserved. Each Missionary So preached at Sutton Saint Mary, July ciety is our natural ally; we should 31. By C. Jerram, A. M. 12mo. cordially co-operate with it as far •31. or 25. 6d. per dozen. as is consistent with our plan; we IV. Christian Patriotism : or the should rejoice in its success; and Duty of Religious People torvard carefully watch, lest on any occa
their Country. Preached at Ketler. sion, a carnal jealousy should
ing, August 34. By A. Fuller, tempt “Ephraim to envy J udah, or
12 mo, 6d. – Svo, is. Judah to vex Ephraim.''
y. The Aspect of the Times con
sidered, and the Duty of Chris The Value of Life. A Sermon, de tians described : preached at Steplivered May the 8th, 1803, before the ney. By G. Ford. 8vo, 15. Correspondent Board in London, of the VI. Britain's Defence : preached at Society in Scotland, for the Propaga- Battersea, August 21. By John dion of Christian Knowledge in the Hughes, A. M. Svo, 15. Hahlands and Islands. By Wijay, VIL National Happiness, or the Pri800, 15,6d.
vilege and Duty of Brilons : preached After a very ingenious introduce at Walthamstow, August' 21. By tion from this singular text (Job
G. Collison. 8vo. ii. 4.) the preacher proposes two VIII. Pray and Fight: an Address objects. -" In the first place, we to the United Kingdoms, on the shall establish the importance of hu
Alarm of Invasion. By W. Cooper. man life. In the second, we shall ex. plain the use 10 u hich the belief of it
The present eventful period has should be applied." The importance
called forth so many discourses of human life is argued from the
from the pulpit and the press, that
we find it necessary to class them authority of the Scriptures; from the
together, and, to avoid giving of divine Author of human nature;
fence by an improper preference, from the connection of this life with
have arranged them according to another; from the opportunity it af
their dates, and numbered their fords of getting good, and doing good.
for conveniency of reference. Among the useful inferences How.
No. 1. was delivered at the ing from the belief of this fact, Mr.
chapel of the late Lady Hunting, Jay specifies the following :- We
dun, Bath, about the time of the should deplore the destruction of it,
declaration of hostilities; and the not expose it to heedless injury and
preacher, from Isa. xxvi. 20, dihazard; be thankful for the con.
rects his hearers, under the first tinuance of it, not be impatient for death ; estimate the value of early
alarm of danger, to'seek refuge in
the chambers of divine mercy, from piety, improve life to the best pur.
the judgments which threaten our poses. This last idea brings the
country, and the world at large. preacher to the particular object of
In the close of this discourse, Mr. the present discourse, which is pleaded with his usual eloquence
Cooper earnestly enforces à loyal
obedience to civil government, as and ingenuity.
well as a holy devotedness to God.
In No. II, Mr. Jackson, from SERMONS ON THE TIMES., 2 Kings xix. 14-19, considers the
analogy between our present cir. 1. Chambers of Safety in Tiines of cumstances and those of Judah, in
Danger: preached at Bath, May 8, the reign of Hezekiah ; - points 1803. By W. Cooper. Second out the conduct of that pious Edition, svo, 15.
prince, as an example to us and to II. The Duty of England exemplis
our rulers; and the happy.consefied in the conduct of Hezekiah: quences which did and ever will preached at Stockwell, July 31. By
result from national repentance and 1. Jackson. Svo, 15.
reformation; the necessity of which is strongly pointed out in the con- the state of our cüuntry ; – to ad. clusion.
mit the expediency and importance . The Third Discourse was deli. of earnest prayer; to embrace vered to a parochial congregation the advantages resulting from social in Lincolnshire; and appears parti- prayer; and to examine the cularly adapted to animate is in the grounds on which we may hope defence of our country, and at the that earnest social prayer will be same time to confidence in God. It acceptable and availing." is founded on that noble and ani- No. VII. From Ps. cxliv. 15, mated address of the Jewish pa. Mr. Collison, ist, reviews the disa
triot, Neh. iv. 14; and is printed in tinguishing blessings and privileges a cheap form, for wider circulation. of Britons, natural, civil, and relia · No. IV. expressly considers and gious; and, 2dly, points out the developes the duties of Christians duties evidently resulting from such to civil government, as implied in advantages; particularly gratitude, the two expressions in the text, humiliation, exertions for the pube to seek the peace" (or welfare) of lic defence, and a recollection of our country, and to pray for it; past deliverances. All which topics also the motive for such conduct. are discussed with very consider: « In the peace thereof shall ye able ability. have peace." Mr. Fuller defends No. VII. Though published the lawfulness of war in certain as a small tract only, for general cases, particularly that of invasion; circulation, contains the substance and we cannot forbcar transcribing of an Address delivered from the the following short, but interesting pulpit at Spa-fields chapel, Aug. 30, paragraph: “ Let not the poorest on occasion of a prayer-meeting for man say, I have nothing to lose.. the nation. It is founded on the Yes, if men of opulence lose their same text as No III; and is like property, you will lose your em. Mr Jerrain's, animated and pointed. ployment. You have also a rot Upon the whole, we are pleased tage, and perhaps a wife and family, to see this important subject placed with whom, amidst all your hard. in so many uiseftal points of view, ships, you live in love ; and would and discussed by such a variety it be nothing you, to see your wife of talents; we are also happy to and daughters abused, and you your see all denominations anxious to self unable to protect them; or even emulate each other in loyalty and remonstrate, but at the hazard of bc. patriotism, in the present import. ing run thro' by the bayonet ? --If no ant juncture; and we sincerely other considerations will induce us hope it will please God to realize to protect and pray to the Lord for the prediction, in which they all our country, our own individual and concur, - of deliverance and safety domestic comforts might suffice." to our country.
Mr. Ford, in No. V. examines " the signs of the times” (Mat.
NEW PUBLICATIONS. xvi. 3.) not in a political, or even a prophetic view ; but he cork cives
Sermons on Interesting Subjects; that is it becomes us to pay an at- including the Service of Two Com, tentive and religious regard to the munion Sabbaths. By the Rev. aspect of the times in which we Robert MacCulloch, of Dairsie. Jive.” He, therefore, properly 12mo, boards, 35, 6d. enuinerates the signs of the present The Duty of Seeking the Things times, and very ably enforces the which are Christ's : a Sermon duties wbich those circumstances preached before the Edinburgh suggest to Christians.
Missionary Society, at their last Mr Hughes's eloquent Discourse Meeting. By the Rev. D. Black, (No. VI) is founded on Zech. viji. One of the Ministers of Edinburgh. 21, 22. After opening this text in 8vo, is. the original sense of the prophecy, Baxter's Call to the Unconverted, Mr. Hughes, adapting it to present A new and genuine Edition. Fine circumstances, proceeds “to-refer, Paper, 12 mo, is.6d. boards: sheep, with pious and patriotic feeling, to 15. 9d. ; calf, 28, 60,
MISSIONARY SOCIETY. The following interesting paper was written previous to the late rupture
between England and France. The serious reader will regret that, for the present, the prosecution of the war presents an insurmountable obstacle to the generous efforts of Britons, in behalf of the Protestant
Religion in that country. MIemoir, committed to the care
thodical and Instructive Cate.
chisms; 4. A Collection of Prayers, of Mr. (co-, an English
such as that called " The Food of Gentleman, by M. Martin, the Soul,! by M. Ostervald; 5. Pastor of the Reformed Writings adapted to advance the Church at Bourdeaux, to be
knowledge and love of the Chris
tian Religion; 6. A Periodical presented to the London Mis
Work, intended to defend the docsionary Society.
trines and precepts of Christianity,
and in which, while matters of MR. O- was requested to pre. controversy are avoided, respect sent to the London Missionary $o. for the government and submission ciety the following observations to the laws of the state are recom. made upon reading the Report of mended. the Deputation sent to enquire into If religious books are scarce in the State of Religion in France; and France, it is to be attributed, ist, to recommend them to the attention To the revocation of the edict of of those gentlemen, with all the ar Nantz; and to the persecutions guments which his talents and zeal which followed, during a period of can furnish him with.
eighty years : - 2d, To the prin. The plan which the London Mis. ciples of the Infidels, who, during sionary Society has formed, to the reign of Terror, endeavoured establish and propagate the princi. to abolish Christianity; and who ples of pure Christianity through thought to obtain their end, by out the whole extent of France, committing to the flames a great will ever do honour to the memory part of the writings of the eccle. of those who devised it, and entitle siastics, them to the love and gratitude of IV. To grant pecuniary aid to every real Christian. To assist pastors; especially those who have the execution of so praiseworthy large families. and beneficent a design, the four It is proper to observe, that the following measures are proposed ; French ministers are in general very but which can here be only sketch poor :- that their churches do not ed out:
afford them the necessaries of life: I. To publish an Address to and that, to provide for themthe French Protestants, to revive selves, they are obliged to follow their zeal; and to engage them, other occupations, which are not everywhere, to re-establish dic congenial with the ministry; while vine worship.
the state of poverty to which they II. To establish a correspond are reduced, degrades and discouence as extensive as circumstances rages them, and deprives them of will admit, between the Society the capacity to fulfil the important in England and the Reforned duties of their stations. Churches in France.
It is true, that the law relative III. To distribute gratis, or at to religious worship provides for a low rate, the following books: them, as well as for the Catholic 1. The Bible; 2. The Psalters used ininisters, a suitable maintenance; by the French churches; 3. Me but although it is a year since it
was enacted, it has never yet been put in force; and tliere is reason to Abstract of the Report of the fear that it will not, for a long time Committee of the Missionary to come.
Society to Africa and the If, therefore, the London So. ciety would send pecuniary assist.
Eust, delivered at the Annual ance to the French pastors, the Meeting, 31 May, 1803. greatest good would result to religion; for,
The Committee observe that they ist, The pastors would take fresh have judged it necessary to proceed courage, and proceed with more with peculiar Caution, and that ardour in the promotion of religion therefore the progress of the Insti. and piety.
tution has hitherto been slow; yet, 2d, They would not be obliged they trust, their design has been adto engage in occupations foreign to vancing, and will ultimately attain their ministry; and they would de- the desired end. It appears, that vote their whole time to the ser- though several offers of Missiona. vice of the churches.
ries from among our own country3d, They would be enabled to men have been made, various im. give a better education to their pediments have as yet prevented children, who might succeed them their engaging with them; they in their charges.
have therefore been induced to turn 4th, The ministers who have their attention towards the obtain. quitted, their profession to follow ing of foreign Missionaries. Two others which afforded more certain young men from the Seminary at means of subsistence, would not Berlin, tir. Melchior Renner, and hesitate to resume their offices. Mr. Peter Hartwig, have been pro
5th, In short, the Christian mi. cured and accepted as Cathechists. nistry offering the means of procur. These persous are intended to la. ing the necessaries of life, many bour in the Soosoo country in Afri. young persons would embrace the ca; a station chosen partly on acprofession; the number of churches count of its vicinity to the Colony would increase, and the Protestant at Sierra Lecne, and partly because doctrine would rapidly spread, the Society have already printed se.
Present circumstances are very veral tracts in the Soosoo language. favourable for the execution of the These Missionaries, being now in plan formed by the London Mis. England, have an opportunity of sionary Society.
obtaining some knowledge of that ist, Because the dangerous ten- tongue, by their friendly intercourse dency of the principles of infidelity, with the African youths now reand necessity of religion, are ac. ceiving a useful education in the knowledged.
neighbourhood of London. 2d, Because the most enlightened The Committee are in correspond. Catholics prefer the Protestant to ence with the Directors of the the Romish religion.
Berlin Seminary for the selection of 3d, Because the Romish clergy, four more of the students, who are no longer possessing riches where. to be placed under a course of inby to foster the credulity of the struction suited to the peculiar obpeople, are fast losing their in. jects of the Society. The Conn. fluence; and the time is come mittee express their hope that the when Truth must triumph over the forwardness of strangers to engage sophistry of Error.--In support of in this arduous work, will provoke this opinion, we may appeal to the to holy jealousy many of their own example of several cities, and par countrymen, and kindle the same ticularly to Bourdeaux, where nul. spirit of fervent zeal in many mcmtitudes of Catholics attend the Pro- bcrs of their own church, to diffuse testant worship; and where many the knowledge of Christ in the Heafamilies have renounced Popery to then world. embrace the doctrines of the Re. Mr Mozely's memoir respecting formation.
a Chinese translation of the ScripBoureaux. April 2e. 1802.
tures is vet under the consideration
of the Society for promoting Chris. " In each of the lesser districts is esta. tian Knowledge.
blished a native oficiating preacher, who The Arabic edition of the Scrip. has been examined by the present Govertures is proceeding. under the care nor and Ordinary, and who is instructed of the Rev. Mr. Carlyle, who is
to-perforın divine service in one of the
churches or schools every Sunday ; to adrecently returned from Turkey and
minister the sacrameut of baptism, and to Palestine, to which part of the world solemnize marriages ; to exhort the sick. he went as Chaplain to the British or dying, and to bury the dead according Embassy at Constantinople. The to the form of the church of England. indifferent state of his health since He is also instructed to visit all the his return, has, however, retarded schools within his province, at least three the progress of this important une times in the year, during which, he is to dertaking.
endeavour to edify his flock by his conThe Appendix contains Papers of versation and his sermons, to examine parconsiderable importance from which ticularly the conduct and ability of the
catechists and schoolmasters and to inform the following Extracts are made.
the Principal of the schools minutely of No. 1, presents us with the copy all that oecurs. of a letter from a Clergy man in Cey. " In each of the principal districts are Jon to a Gentleman in this country, one, two, or three clergymen, who have dated Columbo, Dec. 1301, from been ordained in Europe; to each of whom which we shall select a few extracts.' is committed a superintending charge of
a certain number of the schools, of which « There can scarcely be any doubt that, he performs a visitation once a year, and if the exertions which are practicable administers the holy communion. were made, the whole inhabitants in the " Some of the native preachers and British territories here, would willingly catechists are really men of principles and embrace the glad tidings of salvation.” abilities, and extremely useful.
* From the time that the English took “ By the last general returns in the possession of this island, until the arrival ecclesiastical department, there were nearof Mr. North, the Christian Schools, and ly 170 scbools, and upwards of 342,000 education of the inhabitants, were entirely Protestant Christians. The number of neglected. Many of the Churches had Christians prosessing the religion of the fallen down in ruins, and thousands of church of Rone, is likewise very great. those, who once called themselves Chris. There are about fifceen of these priests on tians, had returned to their ancient Pagan- the island, who are indefa:igable in their ism and Idolatry. During the Dutch goo labours, and are daily making proselytes. vernment, no native could be admitted Religious knowledge is so confined, that into any office w.thout professing that he the people gladly make use of any prayers, was a member of the Reformed Church. or fornis, which are given to them; and There was likewise a prohibition against have scarcely any books to study, unless erecting any new Pagan temples, which the Bible. The doctrines of those who falling to the ground on the arrival of the have been educated by the Dutch are pureEnglish, the number of these has been ly Calvinistic, and their sermons evange doubled. However, the more lenient mra. lical. sures which government now adopts, “ The Honourable Frederic North, go. promise to improve the knowledge of vernor of the island, bas interested himthose who still call themselves Disciples of self deeply in the diffusion of our holy reChrist, and may, perhaps, be the means of ligion; and I hope that the beneficial ef. recovering the lost sheep..
fects of his care and aitention will be long « The British possessions on the island felt by the inhabitants of this island, are divided into four districts. These are « Besides the establishments already divided into counties, which are subdivi- mentioned, we have at Columbo a very ded into parishes. In every parish is es- flourishing academy divided into three tablished one Protestant-school, where the schools, Cingalese, Malabar, and Euro. youth are instructed in reading and writing pean.' They are caught English as well their own language, and in the principles as the native languages, in the must perfect of Christianity. The Protestants likewise manner. The Cingalese are sous of the attend divine service there on Sundays head men; and several of them 'already and other holidays. Over every ten schools converse very well in English, aod make as appointed one cathechist, whose busi. tolerable translations. These young men mess it is to perform a visitation once a will be well grounded in the principles of
opih, to enquire into the conduct of Christianity: aid I have great hopes that, the teachers, to examine the progress made when spread abroad amongst their counby the scholars, and to exhort them to trymen, their influence and example wish