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into it by solicitation, without proper | very important, but that he rather preparation, if such is not afforded him, thought the baptists in the right. I which I imagine I should find no diffi- said nothing to change his thoughts, culty to procure for him among the but after giving him some serious exindependents, among whom my ac- hortations, I took leave of him and left quaintance lies. But considering that Newport in a day or two. The design, as his two eldest brothers are baptists, therefore, of my writing is to inquire should he be educated in a different whether, upon this intelligence, or any way, it might occasion debates, and further information you may think perhaps alienation of affection betwixt proper to seek, you can or are inclined to him and them, after the last of the procure him a proper education for the private meetings while I was there, in baptist ministry, as otherwise I should order to be the more thoroughly ac- endeavour to procure it for him among quainted what steps were proper to be the independents. When you have conpursued, I took him away on a short sidered and consulted on this affair, I walk, in which he informed me that he shall hope for the favour of a line ; and was not brought so immediately to a in the meantime I hope we shall both sense of religion by Sir Harry's ministry join in begging God to direct to what as by seeing the effect of it on his will be most for his glory. brothers. Without giving him the least I am with esteem, sir, intimation of what I had in view for Your obedient humble servant, him, I inquired of him, as I saw him

S. READER. from sabbath to sabbath at Mr. Atkins's Wareham, Dorsetshire, meeting, which he was most inclined to, July 6, 1778. the baptists or pædobaptists ? He an P.S. Our respects wait on Mrs. Smith swered, that it did not appear to him and the family.

HINTS TO TRAVELLERS. In a sermon on the death of the late days I ever spent.' Now, with Mro Joseph John Gurney, Esq., by Mr. Gurney, the doing such a thing as that Alexander of Norwich, the preacher was as free from ostentation as it was says, “To show how naturally and grace- from awkwardness. It was a deed of fully he could mingle religion with the simplicity and godly sincerity;' and common affairs of life, I may relate to was so conducted as to seem as approyou an incident which was told me by a priate for the top of a coach, as for a friend, who one day happened to travel meeting-house or a cathedral. There is with Mr. Gurney and some other per- a paragraph in one of his unpublished sons on the outside of the coach. When manuscripts, which is in beautiful harthey had proceeded a few miles, Mr. mony with this anecdote, and which Gurney said, 'As we started rather may possibly have some reference to it. early this morning, I was not able, at After speaking of the duty and importhome, to read my portion of scripture, ance of “always being on the watch to so that if there be no objection, I will make a good use of our time,' he says, read a chapter aloud.' He did so, mak- I have sometimes endeavoured to apply ing suitable remarks on the verses as he these principles to travelling, in which a read them, and diffusing such a hallowed consideralıle portion of the time of some influence on those around him, that my persons is almost unavoidably occupied. friend said, 'It was one of the happiest A call of duty or business may often

carry us to places at a distance from our may find a passing opportunity of comown homes. Is the time taken up by municating? Are the motions of the the journey to be one of mere indolence? coach or chariot so rapid that we cannot Is the convenience of being conveyed leave behind us, as we pass from place from one place to another, to be the only to place, important instruction in the profit which it shall yield ? Ought we form of bibles, testaments, or tracts ? not rather to make a point, on such Much may not be required of us ; but it occasions, of adding to our stock of is well if, on our arrival at our place of knowledge and of useful ideas, by read- destination, we can acknowledge that ing, by conversation, and reflection ? we have both received and communiIs there no object of interest which may cated a little good in the course of our be examined by the way? Is there no journey.'” person of piety or talent, with whom we

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Psalms.

5 326 36 Lev. xxiv........... ...Acts xvii. 1-15.

5 306 37 XXV. ..xvii. 16-34.

5 27 6 39 xxvi.

.xviii. 1-11, 1 Thess. i. 5 25 6 41 Numbers x..... 1 Thess. ii.

5 23 6 43 xi..

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5 21 6 41 xii., xiii. 1—25.....

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5 16 6 18 Num .xiii. 26–33, xiy....1 Thess. v.

5 14 6 50 xvi.... .2 Thess. i.

5 12 6 51 xvii., xviii. 1-7, 20–32.............

5 10 6 52 XX., xxi. 1-9.

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5 7 6 54 xxii. Acts xviii. 12-23.

5 6 56 xxiii..

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CHRIST A STRANGER.

"O the hope of Israel, the Saviour thereof in time of trouble, why sbouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?"-JEREMIAH xiv. 8.

O HOPE of Ierael! thou that art
The refuge of the troubled heart,

Saviour thereof and Lord !
Why art thou, in this land of light,
As one that tarrieth for a night?
A wayfarer on wanderings lone,
A stranger sought not and unknown ?
With kindly glance, by welcome tone,

Unbid to couch or board ?

Such wast thou when thy weary feet
Beneath the day-beam's glowing lieat,

Or night's descending dewe,
Would toil, all wayworn as they were,
Up mountain path, through defile bare ;
Or o'er far plains, when thou wouldst go
On shores remote thy grace to show,
And in the cup of want or woe

Some sweet'ning drops infuse.
Such, when to weep with them that wept,
Or burst the tomb where friendship slept,

Thy pilgrim course was stcered ;
Such, when upon the storm-lashed lake,
Thy trembling followers bade thee wako;
As the wild night-blast roared aloud,
Through rended sail and straining shroud,
And of its birthright's freedom proud,

The crested wave carcered.
Such wast thou when the rabble rude,
Thee to the garden shades pursued,

And bore thee captive thence ;
Such, when with zeal of envious hate,
They led thee forth “ without the gate,"
Where thou thy precious blood didst shed,
And die (strange truth ! to save the dead,
Presenting in the sinner's stead

A ransom price inmense.
But years, long years have rolled away,
Since closed that memorable day

Its brief but wondrous reign :
Thy witnesses have hastened forth,
From cast to wet, from south to north ;
Those who beneath the tropic burn,
Have heard their call, Repent, return !
And they who for the sunlight yearn

On winter's drear domain.

Thou too, our island parent, thou
Hast heard the tidings long ere now,

Upon thy bosom bright;
Thy martyrs' blood, besprinkled toil,
Has sanctified thy favoured soil;
Thy watchmen earnest notes have blown :
Yet few their Master's service own,
Made subjects of his glorious throne,

And sons of his delight.
Why is it thus? Why in our land
A stranger, Lord? Why dost thou stand

With arms outstretched for naught?
Thy house, thy footstool, and the word,
In many a breast no joys have stirred;
Thy sabbatlıs, few confess the charm
Of sacred hours and heavenly calm,
Or seek the weary spirit'a balm

At springa of holy thought.
Do thousands, buried with their Lord
In streams baptismal, round his board

In fond remembrance mcet?
By faith, through simple emblem, feed
On him "whose fiesh is meat indeed;"
And drink of that which sbaduweth forth
His life-blood's far surpassing worth,
“For many shed," when storms of wrath

Did on our Surety beat ?
Ah! wooed by pleasure's syren song,
Unthinking crowds are borne along,

Nor dream of shipwreck near ;
While thousands more, immersed in cares,
Lose life's chief end-vain labour theirs !
And thus for toys or toils of earth,
The baseless work, the moment's mirth,
Thou of whose gruilo true joy bath birth,

Art but a stranger here.
Compassionate our guilty race,
And of thy fulness " grace for graco "

In sovereign mercy give;
More soft than dews of morning pride,
On flowery lawn, or green hill side ;
More fruitful than the showers that fling
Their tearful glauce on beams of spring,
Thy Spirit, his sweet influence bring,

And make these dead to live!

Our sins, like theirs of ancient years,
Are great, and need repentant tearr,

We would their burden weep :
Thy church, Lord, waken and arouso ;
Teach every saint his earlier vows;
Faith, effort, prayer, shall not be raiu,
If thou bestow "the latter rain ;"
But they who sorrowing sowed the grain,

The fruits with joy will reap.

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REVIEWS.

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The Pre-Adamite Earth : Contributions to points, made apparent the correspond

Theological Science. By John Harris, ence between the works of God and the D.D., Author of the " Great Teacher," laws according to which he conceives &c. London : 8vo. pp. xiv. 367. Price they must be framed, every intelligent 7s, 6d.

reader of his work will, we think, be

ready to admit. Yet, though regarding This treatise is the introduction the work with great interest, and merely to a vast and all-comprehending willingly according high praise both view of the works of God in creation, in to the theoretic portion of it and to the providence, and in grace. It is intended, application of the theory to the “presays Dr. Harris, "to be the first of a Adamite earth,” we cannot avoid the short series of treatises-each complete conviction that the argument, as in itself-in which the principles or laws whole, fails. Indeed, we imagine that hereafter deduced, and applied to the it is beyond human powers, and cannot successive stages of the pre-Adamite but fail. Our reasons for this convicearth, will be seen in their historical tion will be more in place when we have development as applied to individual given as succinct an account as we can man; to the family; to the nation; to of the work itself. the Son of God as 'the second Adam, The author commences by laying the Lord from heaven;' to the church down, in the first part, certain primary which he has founded; to the revelation truths, which are thus stated in the title's which he has completed; and to the of the several chapters devoted to the future prospects of humanity,” Preface, examination of them :-1. “The Great page i. The idea which Dr. Harris has Reason, or, why God is, and must be, seized and is endeavouring thus to em- His own End from everlasting to everbody, is certainly one of the most sublime, lasting."-II. “ The Ultimate Purpose ; -may we not say the most sublime? - or, the manifestation of the Divine that can occupy the mind of an in- all-sufficiency the last end of all createlligent creature. The works of God, tion.”-III.'" The Fundamental Relaproceeding from the One Creator, must tion; or, the manifestation of the possess (whether we can discern it or Divine all-sufficiency, mediatorial.” not) a glorious and perfect harmony, IV. “The Primary Obligation; or, and each according to its nature must duty arising from the Mediatorial Reexhibit and illustrate the character of its lation."-V. “The Supreme Right; or, divine Author. In as far, then, as we Mediatorial Authority and Happiness obtain a correct knowledge of His commensurate with the discharge of works and of their mutual relations, we Obligation.” It is necessary to state shall be able to form true conception that the term “ mediatorial ” is not here of himself; and, on the other hand, in restricted to the evangelical sense. “We as far as we have a correct and complete now employ the term as equivalent to knowledge of the character of the Most medial, or that which intervenes between High, shall we be able to understand the purpose of God and its accomplishhis works. To find ourselves baffled at ment, as the means of that accomplishsome point in this “high argument,” ment,” page 22. to feel that we have reached the limit From these primary truths, the prinof our knowledge of the unsearch- ciples, or “laws of the manifestation,” able, is inevitable; whilst to be able are in the second part of the work $0 to carry out our argument as to deduced. They are as follow:-1." That feel, and to make others feel, that we every divinely originated object and have some

accurate knowledge of event is a result, of which the supreme God, that our conceptions of his and ultimate reason is in the Divine works correspond in numerous par- Nature.” II. “That every thing susticulars with our actual experience of tains a relation to the great purpose, them, is the highest success we can and is made subservient to it.” “III. attain. That Dr. Harris has, in many “That the manifestation will be carried VOL, X.-VOURTH SERIES,

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on by a system of means, or medial occupy a relation in the great system of relations.” IV. “That every thing will means, and possess a right in relation to be found either promoting, or under an every thing else, according to its power obligation to promote, the great end of subserving the end :-or, every thing commensurate with its means and rela- will bring in it and with it, in its own tions.” V. “That every thing will be capability of subserving the end, a reaentitled to an amount of good, or of son why all other things should be well-being, or will be found in the influenced by it- a reason for the degree enjoyment of it, proportionate to the dis- in which they should be influencedcharge of its obligations, or, to the and for the degree in which it, in its degree of its conformity to the laws of turn, should be influenced by every its being.” VI. “That every thing will thing else.". XVI. “That every law be found to involve the existence of subordinate in rank, though it may have necessary truth.” VII. “That every been prior in date, be subject to each thing will be found to involve the ex- higher law of the manifestation, as it istence of contingent truth.” VIII. comes into operation.” XVII. "That “That every thing will be found, by the whole proceeds of manifestation be necessity of nature, and as a relative conducted uniformly, as far as the end perfection, essential to the manifestation requires, or according to the operation of Divine all-sufficiency, to involve truth of laws.” XVIII. “That every part of surpassing the perfect comprehension of the manifestation be analogous to every the finite mind-i. e, there will be ulti- other part, or according to a plan." mate facts.” IX. “That the manifesta- XIX. "That the law of ever-enlarging tion be progressive; or, that the produc- manifestation be itself regulated by a law tion of new effects, or the introduction determining the time for each successive of new laws, be itself a law of manifesta- stage and addition in the great process. tion.” X. “That the manifestation, XX. “That the beings to whom the besides being progressive, will be con- manifestation is to be made, and by tinuous; or will be progressive by being whom it is to be understood, apprecontinuous—leaving no intervals of time, ciated, and voluntarily promoted, must or of degree, but such as the modifying be constituted in harmony with these influence of other laws may require or laws; or, these laws of the objective account for.” XI. “ That the continuity universe will be found to have been of the manifestation requires that all the established in prospective harmony with laws and results of the past should, in the designed constitution and the destiny some sense, be carried forwards; and of the subjective mind which is to exa that all that is characteristic in the lower pound and to profit by them.” steps of the process should be carried up In the remaining portions these “laws" into the higher-as far as it may sub- are applied to the pre-Adamite earth”. serve the great end; or unless it should that is, to the external world previously be superseded by something analogous to the creation of intelligent beings. and superior in the higher, and the The subject is thus introduced :future.' XII. “That every thing will be found to manifest all that it is calcu. “ The great end of creation, then, is suplated to exhibit of the Divine nature, by posed to be the gradual manifestation of Divine developing, or working out its own all-sufficiency. Now, travelling back, in nature.” XIII.“ That the same property thought, to the eve of creation, 'Here,' we or characteristic which existed in the might say, “here is an infinite expanse of u:preceding and inferior stage of the mani- occupied space in which the great end is to be festation, be superior in the succeeding realized; what will be the first step? or with and higher stages, or else be applied to what will the manifestation commence ? In additional or higher purposes (if it be what order, and at what rate, will it proceed ? not altogether superseded by something what extent of space will it occupy? What superior), or, that it be in the power of possibilities will it involve ? Of how many the succeeding and the higher, so to parts or stages will it consist? Will it, or will render or to apply it.” XIV. “That as it not, have any special scene or scenes of every law will have an origin or date, it operation ?'... In the nature of the case, there will come into operation on each indivi- is nothing, ad extra, to determine either with dual subject of it, according to its priority what the manifestation shall begin, or how it of date in the great system of manifesta- shall proceed. ... Whether there is any order, tion.” XV. That every thing will then, in the Divine purpose, and, if so, what

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