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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
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..
5 21 6 41 xii., xiii. 1—25.....
5 18 6 46
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.
5 7 6 54 xxii. Acts xviii. 12-23.
5 6 56 xxiii..
...xviii. 24-28, xix. 1-22.5 3 6 57
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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
Saviour thereof and Lord !
Unbid to couch or board ?
Such wast thou when thy weary feet
Or night's descending dewe,
Some sweet'ning drops infuse.
Thy pilgrim course was stcered ;
The crested wave carcered.
And bore thee captive thence ;
A ransom price inmense.
Its brief but wondrous reign :
On winter's drear domain.
Thou too, our island parent, thou
Upon thy bosom bright;
And sons of his delight.
With arms outstretched for naught?
At springa of holy thought.
In fond remembrance mcet?
Did on our Surety beat ?
Nor dream of shipwreck near ;
Art but a stranger here.
In sovereign mercy give;
And make these dead to live!
Our sins, like theirs of ancient years,
We would their burden weep :
The fruits with joy will reap.
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,
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