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Little Books. By JOHN BUNYAN. | Christian Work for Gentle Handls. Blackie and Son.
Thoughts on Female Agency in the We are glad to see this series continued :
Church of God. By John DWYER. the last issue contains, “ The Resurrec Wesleyan Book Room, 66, Patertion of the Dead” and “The Barren noster Row. Fig-tree.” All Bunyan's works are | We are glad to see this little treatise in choice: their matter is of the best, for its third edition. It briefly, simply, and it is Scriptural; their language is the earnestly lays before the Christian best on earth, for it is Saxon.
sisterhood their privileges and responHigh Church; or, Audi Alteram Partem.
sibilities in the church of God. Oh,
that many a Hannah and a Deborah By H. H. A. S. Bemrose and Sons,
may be called forth as the result of its 10, Paternoster Buildings. ARRAYED in full canonicals, this book will, in outward appearance, commend | The Bible Educator. Edited by Rev. itself to Ritualistics, but they will be | E. H. PLUMPTRE, M.A. Cassell, very much taken in should they be Petter, and Galpin. thereby induced to purchase it, for it
We cannot do less than commend this is as forcible an assault upon them as
most useful work. We might take ex. could well be written by a member of
ception to certain passages upon the their own church. If wealthy Evan
modus of inspiration, but we do not care gelicals would for once follow our ad
to do so, because we conceive that the vice, they would largely circulate this
fault lies deeper, and has grown to be wellwritten and telling argument
a very common one. What right have against their Tractarian brethren. If
we to be prying into “ the way of the we could provoke them to the deed by
Spirit," and defining how he acts with questioning whether they have spirit
this mind or the other, when he is preenough among them to do it, we would
senting us with Scripture, which is all at once challenge them; but it would be
inspired, and all intended for our learnof no use; we have given up the jellies*
ing? The question of the manner of as hopeless.
inspiration has no practical bearing, is Child's Own Magazine (Sunday a mere intrusion into realms beyond us, School Union). The year's issue makes and always leads to misunderstandings. a very pretty book for the bairns in its If a man believes the Holy Scriptures coloured paper wrapper. Kind Words to be infallibly and divinely inspired, for Young People, by the same pub we are quite content; if he then goes lishers, is a larger affair, and quite a on to talk about differences of modus, bulky volume. This is a Christmas &c., we are off to our work, having box indeed, and will make Tom and other fish to look after. Jack open their eyes with delight :we are forgetting, we mean Ernest and
Mr. Hurditch, or C. R. H., issues The Sidney, for the old names are getting
London Almanack, at one penny, and very scarce now.
in a large type at 6d., and two Sheet
Almanacks entitled The Latter Rain, A System of Christian Rhetoric, for the and The London. They are all very use of Preachers and other Speakers.
good, and may be had of Shaw and Co., By GEORGE WINFRED HARVEY, M.A.
48, Paternoster Row. Houlston and Sons. ALTHOUGH we should greatly demur to A Freehold Villa for Nothing, or Horn some of the opinions and dicta of this
I became my own Landlord without work, we do not hesitate to pronounce
Capital. By J. Marvel. Kempster it one of the most valuable of all the and Co., St. Bride's Avenue. larger treatises upon homiletics which In the bands of a man of common have yet appeared. It is, in fact, a sense this book may be of much pracstandard work upon the subject.
tical value, but it might fascinate others * Such is the name frequently given to the
into speculations best let alone. To Evangelicals by the High Church party, and
our unprofessional mind the information it is an instructive one.
given seems to be sound and useful.
On Temperance Societies. By the
Bishop of Lincoln. Rivingtons. We do not suppose that many teetotallers will be able to read this penny tract temperately, they are by far too zealous for that, but we think they might do so to advantage, and that good would come of it if their pledges were somewhat more judiciously framed in future. The bishop is sure to get into hot water for his tract, and we admire the courage which enabled him to write it ; even those enthusiastic abstainers who differ from him may go as far as that.
Sunday-school Teachers' Pocket-book
and Diary, 8c., for 1874. Sunday
School Union. Just the very pocket-book for a teacher, meeting all his wants. We always prize it very much, and have used it for years.
The Mother's Friend (Hodder and Stoughton). The yearly volume of a well-intentioned serial. The engravings | are hardly up to the mark, indeed some of them are ugly, but the magazine is a cheap pennyworth, and the yearly volume would make a pretty present to a cottager's wife.
Death of Dr. Candlish.
IN the death of Dr. Candlish, the Free Church has lost one of its greatest men. 1 He was as a divine most solid, sound, and deep ; as a preacher, a master of the sacred art; and as a councillor in the courts of the church, one of the most wise and prudent. The works be has left behind him prove him to bave been an intellectual and spiritual giant. His soul was too active and full of flame for his bodily frame. He seemed to be always on the move, action was his rest. Now he has reached the land where perfect rest and constant activity are reconciled. We thought of writing some account of him, but, finding that we could only repeat what has been well said in the papers, we have been driven to content ourselves by giving extracts from a letter which we have lately received from a beloved friend in Edinburgh, who is an elder of the Free Church :
“He was a grand soul. For depth, breadth, height, tenderness, power, we bad none like him. The blank he has left it will take our church years to realise. His department, besides the care of all the churches,' was peculiar. He was a kind of standing forlorn hope. His piercing sagacity, together with bis utter absence of selfishness, even of self-consciousness, in all its mean and subtle forms, made him a kind of court of last resort. All who were in distress and trouble, which no other man could deal with, went to Dr. Candlisb. Through almost all the Ten years' conflict,' and from 1843 onwards, you can imagine what such a man would have to do. Prompt aud rapid in judgment and in action, small persons thought him sometimes abrupt, even cross. The explanation was, he saw so quickly what they would be at, that often he saw the conclusion before prosers had their case half stated. With all this he was generous and gentle to a degree. I can myself recall illustrations, wben he apologised to a poor servant girl, a young communicant,' from my own class, twenty-five years ago, when he feared that at a previous interview he had spoken a word which might have given pain. All this I can give from personal knowledge. I have known him and loved him since and before 18th May, 1843. Twenty years ago, at his own personal and earnest solicitation, I undertook what has ever since been a part of my life-work, the convenership of the Sabbath School Committee of the Free Church, which you know means the charge of the children. His death is a voice to us all concerning our un profitableness. • Howl, fir tree, for the cedar has fallen.'
* I had a note last week, which greatly touched me, from - My friend the writer says :—'I am greatly saddened by our beloved friend Candlish's death. It gives me an increasing sense of loneliness. Our lifelong friendship and close association, both in public and private life, make the event very trying. The world holds me in consequence by sensibly more slender ties. I
spent nearly an hour at his bedside last week, and never shall I forget the inimitable tenderness of his affection, as he held my hand in his, and poured out his feelings. He was calm, and peaceful, and trustful, as regards his own great change, that was then drawing on, and spoke of it with perfect freedom. Alas! that we shall see him no more. Help, Lord !'
"The truth is that from the time the doctors told him, ten days before his death, of what they anticipated, he was himself in every way. It made no change on him. As he said to us, “Why should this make us sad? I just wish to be cheery with you all.
“The remark he made, which Mr. Lagan quotes in the · Review' (I die resting upon the facts--Christ died, and Christ is mine') was followed by the words of the fifty-fourth Paraphrase
• Jesus, my Lord, I know his name,
His name is all my boast;
Nor let my hope be lost.' He often expressed himself in the same manner-'I have no great feelings of depression or exultation. I never did put much on frames or feelings, but I know. I know whom I have believed. I know that my Redeemer liveth-that my Redeemer is a living One.
** I could multiply such remarks, and remarks as to texts repeated to him, but I am unwilling to give many of those sayings which he addressed to different persons, and some of which are, at least as yet, too sacred for publication. But one thing you may tell any one who desires to know it, that he was calm and peaceful all the days of his lingering, from the time he was told of his approaching death to the very close, and that it was on the very same truths that he had loved to preach that he himself rested. The texts he best liked to hear repeated were those he liked best to preach from, and these, as you know, were such as contain most expressly the preciousness of Jesus Christ and his atonement."
Our Congregational friends appear to be should not be forgotten. Will their kind greatly indignant at the remarks of Dr. | friends furnish them with a treat, as in Landels, and our own incidental observa | former years. On their behalf we plead tions in the “Signs of the Times.” We earnestly. are somewhat suprised at this, for they Several pretendedly ignorant persons are generally well informed upon most have written to know in what way Dismatters, and might therefore have known senters are made to support the Church the views of Baptists. We have said no of England. We have hardly the pamore than we and our brother Baptists tience to remind them of the tithes. have always believed. If any brotherly These persons pretend that tithes are prilove which has formerly been professed vate endowments. Do they expect any has been presented to us upon a false sup one to believe them? Do they believe position, the sooner that mistake is cor their own nonsense ? Why do they not rected the better, for then, whatever fra produce the trust deeds ? It is incon. ternal regard may survive will be sound ceivable that in every parish in England and real. We have spoken plainly, and private donors gave exactly the tithe of mean to do so still; we have cherished the produce of their own free will to the most brotherly feelings towards all religion. Such a fact would far excel a Pædobaptist friends, and shall do so still; miracle in being out of the ordinary we do not ask them to conceal their dis course of nature. But even if it were so, tinctive views, and we certainly shall not these tithes were not given to the present conceal ours; ours is the charity which Anglican body. The Church of England neither padlocks another man's tonguc nor is the joint creation of Henry VIII. and consents to hold her own.
Thomas Cranmer, and enjoys the tithes Our boys at the Orphanage are par. I at the will and pleasure of the nation, ticularly anxious that Christmas Day | which took them from the Papists, and
can and will take them from the pre- | Do they work without pay, and receive sent Ritualistic church before many | the tithes for doing nothing? So much years. Then will there spring up a really | the worse is the case. It is said that tithes Protestant Episcopal Church, to which | belong to God, but that no more proves we shall earnestly wish every prosperity; that they belong to the parson than to the and unfettered by State patronage and Methodist minister, since one may be as control, it will be a great and lasting much sent of God as the other. It is a blessing to our land.
piece of robbery and no better. The remark that we paid all the less We are pleased to observe that the for our land when we bought it, be friends at Langley, Essex, have made Mr. cause of the tithe-charge upon it, is a G. Monck a handsome presentation upon very childish one. The lowland Scotch his leaving them to become pastor of the farmer paid less for his land when the church at Thetford. Gael levied black-mail upon him. but he The walls of the house for the New did not hesitate to resist the robbery. A College are rising rapidly. God has man may pay less for a farm because it is graciously sent us large help, and we trust half swamp, or overrun with thistles, but the rest will come as it is required. he does not hesitate to drain the bog and Having been ill during the most of the kill the weeds. We never ought to have | past month, our notes have been badly · paid tithes to those who teach a religion we kept, and are but few in number. This do not believe, and we shall always do our we hope will be excused. utmost to get rid of the oppressive exac | Baptisms at Metropolitan Tabernacle, tion. If it be said that tithes do not pay by Mr. J. A. Spurgeon:-October 30th, the clergy, we ask, how are they paid? | twenty-one.
Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle.
Statement of Receipts from October 21st to Norember 19th, 1873.
£ s. d. C. B. ... Mrs. Ellis
... ... 0100 A Friend Mr. F. Howard
1 1 0 Mr. Dennant
0 1 0 Friends, per Mr. G. Au
1 2 0 Friends, per Mr. II. Williains ...
0 10 0 Te Hay
0 10 0
25 0 0 Mrs. Bloom ...
1 0 0 Miss Thompson
0 8 0
0 0 0 Mrs. Fitzgerald
1 10 0
Mr. A. Summerz ...
0 10 0 A Friend, Brabourne
0 10 0 Mr. II. Speight
1 000 A Grandinother
0 1 0 Rey. S. Bridge
0 0 0 W. A. B. ..
110) A Friend at Writtle, per Mr. Rootham.. (10 ( Weckly Offerings at Tab., Oct. 20th 41 16 7
Nov. 2 29 0 9
, 9 37 1 2 , 16 29 5 5
£213 6 7
Statement of Receipts from October 21st to Norember 19th, 1873.
£ $. d. Mr. Alabaster 5 0 0 Mr. R. Wilkinson ...
A Poor Sister, Carmarthen
Mr. James McElhumery ...
J. $. ... ... Robert J. Withers
Mrs. Case ... Odd Farthings and Half pennies taken
Kev, E. Bott at Metropolitan Store
11 | A Country Minister ...
£ s. d. £s. d. 0 14 9 0 8 0 0 1 0 0 150
0 10 4 098
2 0 0
£ s. d. Mr. M. Lord, junior Mrs. Meek Mr. J. T. Daintree Mr. Barton ... Mr. T. Lewis Mrs. Butler Mr. C. Gladdish Willy, Freddy, Gerty, and Lilly Mr. Sullivan Mrs. Dodwell Mr. G. Barber A Friend, Cambridge Mrs. Nickson, per Mr. Thompson Mrs. Ward ... Mr. Tasker ... ... Miss Bowden First Fruits, H. W Miss Robertson J. A. M. H. E. Mrs. Bloom F. 0.. Mr. C. Critchton ... ... A Friend at Sea, per C. Mr. S. M. Robinson S. H. ... A Thankoffer Mr. Davies ... Mrs. Peskett
2 5 5 0 15 0 2 5 0 070 0 12 9 1 1 0 0 13 1 1 0 0 0 60 0 9 ? 0 10 6 0 100 1 1 0 0 10 0
An old subscriber, per "Mrs. MountMi:s Parker's Bible Class, per Rev. Ü. Sunday School, Underbank, per"Mr.
Mr. G. Eley ...
Scott . Mrs. Rannie Mr. G. Norton Mr. Harden... R. A. ... Mr. T. J. Haddon ... Rev. W. Brock, Junior ... H. Cole ... ... Mr. A. Summerz A Widow's Thankoffering Mr. E. T. Carrington Mrs. Farrer ... ... Mrs. Berry ... . Mr. H. Speight A Friend, per Messrs. G Mr. J. Simpson Mr. Fuller ... Mr. William May Rev, S. Bridge W. A. B. ... A Friend at Writtle, per Mr. Rootham Mrs. Burcher
Annual Subscriptions: Mr. F. Howard Mr. T. P. Stevenson Miss Bailey, per Rev. W. H. J. Page ...
Per F. R. T.:Mr. Tidmarsh ... Mrs. Tidinarsh Mr. Gibson ...
0 5 0 Mr. Underwood Miss Winckworth
0 5 0
0 10 0 5
2 10 0 0 5 0 0 16 6 0 5 6 190 0 15 0 1 1 0
Mr. C.F. Alldis ...
Collecting Books and Boxes :
0 16 3 0 4 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 3 0 11 0 0 8 6 0 10 0