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endeared communion with his God. He then seemed almost too much to see Christian supped with his family; and, as if he had friends from England really come to give us kept the brightest and most beaming of that affectionate advice and encouragement, and day's smiles for the close, and the fondest of to inquire for our state. I know that dear his utterances for his own, that supper, to has written to you in a desponding himself and all around, was the happiest strain, relative to the state of the churches; season of a very bright and happy day. but I do not think we should be so greatly After family prayer he retired to rest ; and discouraged while there exists still so great a it could not have been very long afterwards spirit of hearing. It is true, there is much in (not more, perhaps, than an hour) when the the habits and conduct of the people that

In a season of perfect quiet does not come up to the standard we should and composure, he had laid himself gently like them ever to keep before them; but we back upon the pillows, which were so placed must make much allowance for their former as to elevate him nearly into a sitting pos- debased habits, and peculiar circumstances of ture; just then his heavenly Master came, and trial and temptation.” called, and he departed. It must have been In a second letter to another relative the wholly without a struggle. The expression same writer says,—“We have been highly of the face, as seen in the morning-that of a gratified and very thankful for the visit of the calm and dignified placidity—the position of deputation from England. It will do a great the body, so easy, that the slightest ruffle of deal of good to the Jamaica churches, as a conflict would have disturbed it—the very many subjects, which caused their ministers lie of the fingers and the hands, known to difficulty and perplexity, have been discussed, each familiar eye of those around him as and will be settled so as to prove beneficial being that into which they naturally fell in in their results to all parties.” “Mr. Angus the moments of entire repose--all showed and Mr. Birrell were both with us during a that, undisturbed by even the slightest strife great part of one day, which was, as you may with the last enemy, his spirit had moved suppose, a great treat to us. It seemed aray, and ascended to its own place of bless- almost too much to see Christian friends from edness and glory in the heavens."

England, and to feel assured that the interests of the Jamaica mission are still remembered

with affectionate sympathy by the Society, MISCELLANEA.

and by the churches of England. We enjoyed the pleasure of Mr. Angus's company

for a much longer time. He came on the We have been favoured with the following Friday, preached most excellent sermons extracts from letters recently addressed by a morning and evening on Sunday, spent Monlady in Jamaica to a relative. They will day also with us, and departed the next mornafford pleasure to many of our readers :- ing, when and I, with others, accom

“ Had you, my dear been in town a panied him to Mount Carey, where Mr. month or two later, you would have seen Birrell was, and where a public meeting was Mr. Angus and Mr. Birrell themselves, and held the same day. Very many of the they would have given you some little account smaller stations were visited by only one of of their visit to us, and of the different scenes the deputation, as they had so much travelin Jamaica which will now be somewhat ling and general business to accomplish. familiar to them. I cannot tell you how After this friendly conference (effecting more much we enjoyed their visit. It seemed to than could be done by 1000 letters) we know bring the whole of Christian England one the Society will still call its friends here little stage nearer to us. They were ex- agents,' as a father will call his own tremely kind-entered into all the difficulties“ sons," though they may not all be dependof the missionaries—and, by judicious aident on his resources. Those active labourers (not such as would lessen the independent here will never claim anything unjust of the spirit of the people) they cheered the spirits Society because they possess the style of reof those who, like dear were despond. lationship." “ It seems to be a season of ing.” “On all points mentioned in the general sifting and trial, but we hope the circular sent home, satisfactory arrangements effect will be such as to glorify God. There have been made, and there is now a very kind are still here thousands who are ready to and pleasant understanding among all parties. hear the truth, and we trust with ultimate The deputation have, we believe, and so they profit. There is more work than ever for the express, been very much pleased with their missionaries to do." visit to the island; and I am sure they have rejoiced and encouraged the hearts of all who saw them. As for dear and I, we were so thankful that we scarcely knew what to We could sleep, for we


were tired On Monday evening, March 8th, the enough to make that almost always possible, members the church and congregation at but we could scarcely eat a morsel. It | Mare-street chapel, Hackney, assembled for

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the purpose of presenting a testimonial to tain contrary opinions; that this Society be their long-esteemed pastor, Dr. Cox, in cele- composed of persons subscribing one shilling bration of the thirty-fifth anniversary of his and upwards" per annum to the Society's ministry among them. The chair was occu- funds, and schools subscribing five shillings pied by the Rev. D. Katterns. Upwards of and upwards per annum, such schools to send four hundred persons sat down to tea in the one representative to the general committee; chapel. After tea, one of the senior mem- and that this Society be conducted by a combers having engaged in prayer, the proceed- mittee of twenty-four gentlemen, including ings were opened by the chairman, who read the treasurer and secretaries, to be chosen an interesting and suitable letter from Mr. annually by the members and the repreWhite, one of the deacons, who was absent sentatives from the subscribing schools. on account of severe indisposition. The tes- Ministers favourable to the Society are contimonial was then brought in and presented sidered honorary members of the committee. to Dr. Cox, accompanied by an address, read David Williams Wire, Esq. is the president; by Mr. Luntley in the name of all the dea- Mr. Daniel Pratt, Patriot office, Bolt-court, cons, and on behalf of the church, expressive Fleet-street, treasurer; Mr. H. Denby, 17, of their continued and unabated attachment Wellington-street, Blackfriars-road, and Mr. to his person and ministry, and of such sen-J. E. Tresidder, U, York-terrace, Charlestiments of affection and sympathy as the cir- street, Albany.road, Camberwell, Secretaries. cumstances of the church rendered suitable. This address was responded to by Dr. Cox with much feeling and at some length. The

RAYLEIGH, ESSEX. other deacons, Messrs. Allard, Huxtable, and Hare, and a few of the older members, then On Wednesday, May 19th, the village of gave brief addresses, in the course of which Rayleigh witnessed a series of interesting sermany interesting recollections of the events of vices, such as cannot but be of rare occurpreceding years were laid before the meeting, rence. They were intended to celebrate the which imparted an additional zest to the 50th anniversary of the settlement of the pleasures and congratulations of the occasion. Rev. J. Pilkington at this place. Ravleigh It was an eminently delightful, and, it is was selected by the Essex Baptist Association hoped, profitable opportunity, and evinced, as the first scene of their efforts in sending in no ordinary degree, the spirit of harmony the gospel to those then totally neglected and love by which the church at Hackney parts of the county, and thither they sent has been so long distinguished.

Mr. Pilkington, as their first missionary or The present was an elegant silver cande- itinerant. Last year the association celelabrum, prepared under the direction of Mr. brated its own jubilee at Braintree, in Essex, Percival Daniell, and valued at one hundred and this year it was agreed to hold the guineas. A massive and richly decorated annual meetings at Rayleigh, to celebrate tripod stand, supporting a chased column, the jubilee of Mr. Pilkington. After the surmounted by three branches, and so ar- usual business of the association had been ranged as to form either a candelabrum or an transacted, Mr. Pilkington was addressed by epergne.

The three sides of the base con- the Rev. N. Haycroft of Saffron Walden, tained suitable inscriptions, and the work and presented in the name of the church and manship, no less than the design, excited congregation, and his numerous pupils and general admiration.

friends, with a splendidly bound copy of May a connexion so long continued, so Kitto's Biblical Cyclopædia and a purse of prosperous, and happy, be yet a source of fifty sovereigns. Two other addresses folcomfort to ministers and people for many | lowed ; one by the Rev. J. Garrington of years to come.

Buinham, presenting in the name of the teachers of the Sunday school, the Memoirs of Dr. Yates and Mr. Knibb; and the other

by the Rev. C. Rust, of Colchester, preAn association has been formed under this senting in the name of the scholars of the name, the objects of which are to oppose all school, the last volume of the Congregational government grants for educational purposes; Lectures, Dr. Hamilton on the future state to assist, by every legitimate means, schools of rewards and punishments. not receiving the government grant; to pro- The circumstances of the day were further mote the establishment of day and evening commemorated by a niost happy and clever schools, in connexion with Sunday-schools, poetical effusion by the Rev. - Jacob of and to extend and improve those already in Great Wakering (Independent) delivered at existence; and to print and circulate tracts, the public dinner, and again to a still larger pamphlets, &c. calculated to advance the auditory at a tea meeting in a spacious booth objects of the Society, Resolutions were erected on Mr. Pilkington's grounds. All passed :-That in carrying out the objects of the events of the day, the religious services the Society a spirit of Christian courtesy shall as well as the social meetings, were of the always be evinced towards those who enter- most cheering and animating description, and



we doubt not that while the heart of our , election, the candidate class included upvenerable brother was made glad, many were wards of forty successful tractarian aspirants led to admire the grace and goodness of God for parliamentary power, how many may be in all the great things that have been effected expected now, the process of preparation through his instrumentality during the last having gone on ever since ?-Oxford Profifty years. May such instances of success in testant Magazine. home missionary labours be greatly multiplied, and may our associated churches be encouraged to introduce the gospel in many more villages and large towns where there is The following account of some of the disstill abundant room for their operations ! tinguished literary men in Germany is ex

tracted from the European correspondence of

the · Providence Journal':COLLECTANEA.

Professor Boekh is probably the greatest

living philologist. His name will stand THE BAPTISM OF KING ETHELBERT.

hereafter as the Wolff, or the Heyne of This is the subject of a large fresco painting his generation. He is the rector of over the throne in the new House of Lords, the University for the present year, and executed by Mr. Dyce, and much lauded, as though somewhat advanced in life, is a specimen of his "great abilities.” The still in the possession of great mental and figures no doubt correctly drawn, and the bodily vigour. Professor Ritter is an older colours faithfully applied: all that is wanting man than Boekh; he is undeniably the first is-truth. The king is represented kneeling geographer of the age or any age. The great on the pavement, half-naked, with the crown work which he is now writing has already on bis head; beside him is a small font ; reached six immense volumes, and embraces before him stands Augustine, with something only the continents of Asia and Africa. He like a dish in his hand, apparently sprinkling has himself introduced many new and valuthe monarch. Call it what you will—it is able ideas into this science, in fact, he has in not Ethelbert's baptism.

Not a learned a great degree created the science and given man in Europe will venture to affirm that it it a most important rank among the other is. It is very well known that at that time natural sciences. A gentleman told me that the church of Rome, to which Augustine be- he saw recently in Professor Ritter's study, longed, practised trine immersion. That im- twenty big volumes of fine manuscript, conmersion was the uniform practice of the taining only the names of books cited in his Saxon church is an equally undoubted fact. great geographical work. Professor Ritter Ethelbert's baptism could not have taken is a large framed man, with a high, broad place in the manner described in the fresco. forehead, deeply indented in the centre, and The bishops ought to have prevented the per- a hale, florid, and benevolent aspect. Propetration of such a blunder. — Montreal fessor Encke, the astronomer, who discovered Register.

the comet which bears his name, and which is so important to the world of science as strengthening, if not confirming, the theory

of a resisting medium in space, is a short There isanother fact,or class of facts, demand- man, with a rough hewn and hard-favoured ing the most serious consideration of electors. countenance. He is a greater mathematician It has been said, and we believe truly, that than brilliant theorizer ; and deep matheten resolved men in the House of Commons, matical lines, traverses, sines, and cosines hasing fair abilities, with courage and perse- plough every square and corner of his visage. lerance, could attain any object which they Dr. Neander, the most distinguished theohad agreed to pursue. Now, in the last par- logical professor of the university, is a reliament there was but one tractarian member, formed Jew, and his name, chosen by himself, but in the present parliament there are after the manner of the old scholars, from upwards of forty ; and these men ought to the Greek, has reference to this change of senhave been the objects of a jealousy ten times timent. He is now engaged in writing a more keen than that which O'Connell and Church History, of great labour and learning, his openly Roman catholic followers have and has already completed ten volumes. He excited. But it is probable that not ten of has also published a “ History of the Aposour readers are aware of the fact we here tolic Age,” and “ The Life of Jesus,” the state, and that not five of the forty consti- latter having been called forth by the celetuencies are aware of the principles of their brated work of David Strauss, called “ The representatives, or of the tendencies of those Life of Jesus,” which occasioned not many principles. These facts will be startling to years since, so much movement in the theoour readers, but they must look a little fur- logical world. Professor Neander, though ther, and ask the question-If, in the short one of the most amiable, kind-hearted, and period between the first formation of the excellent of men, is nevertheless quite ectractarian conspiracy and the last general centric in his appearance and manners.




is a singular sight for a stranger to behold him EDITORIAL POSTSCRIPT. for the first time at his desk in the lecture

Our friends in Canada have issued the He is rather an under-sized man, and prospectus of a monthly religious periodical, wears a long black frock coat or surtout, and to be called “ The Colonial Protestant.” high boots reaching to his knees,

His com- It is to be edited by Messrs. Cramp and Bos. plexion is swarthy, his hair black and thick, wor h, who expect to receive the assistance coming down over his forehead, and his of other ministers of various denominations, shaggy eyebrows wholly conceal his eyes from and announce that it is to be free from denoview. /e always stands when he lectures, minational bias. Communications for it are fastens his eyes upon the floor, and leaning to be addressed, “ To the Editors of the Cohis arms on the desk above his head, he pulls lonial Protestant, Montreal.” to pieces a quill which is invariably provided for him, and which seems to be necessary to

Two pamphlets have recently been pubsecure for him an easy flow of thought. He lished by Dr. Kalley, late of Madeira, which, speaks with a strong voice, in measured and through an oversight have not been noticed, almost evenly-timed sentences. When more

as we intended them to be, in an earlier part than usually excited by his subject, he wheels of this number. One is entitled, “ A short off from the desk, and turns his back to the Statement of Dr. Kalley's Case; his Ex. audience, his face all the while working, and pulsion from Madeira, by Outrage, in Vio his mouth opening, as if his ideas came to lation of the Treaty between Great Britain him in spasms. But the unfavourable or and Portugal ; and the subsequent Proceedundignified impression which this odd man- ings of the British Government. By Robert ner may at first excite, soon wears off, when Reid Kalley, M.D.” The other is called, one has listened for a short time to the beau

“ Recent Facts, showing how Popery treats tiful, flowing, and scholastic language, the the Civil Rights of Protestants at the present noble and original style of thought, and the day. By R. R. Kalley, M.D.” The part of sincere, suggestive, and impressive teachings, the “ Case” which will surprise the British of this truly learned and great theologian. public the most is not the conduct of the Professor Ranke, the historian of the popes, Madeira mobs, or of the Portuguese authoholds at present the office of Royal Histo- rities, but that of the English Secretary for riographer. He is still in his prime, and Foreign Affairs. Lord Palmerston has not though he has already accomplished much, only failed to obtain from the Portuguese much more is expected of him. Though government property which is unjustly desmall in stature, he has a high, commanding, tained, but has avowed, in his correspondence, intellectual forehead ; his manners in the an extraordinary principle, of extensive applilecture room, like those of Neander, are ex- cation. That treaties entered into by Great ceedingly eccentric, and his style of delivery Britain cannot protect its subjects in foreign to the last degree unpleasant and incoherent.

lands from the consequences of breaking the

laus of the countries in which they reside is JOHN WILLIAMS." perfectly fair; but Lord Palmerston goes the

length of saying, that the treaties have not We have much pleasure in announcing the for their object the protection of British subsafe arrival of the missionary ship, John jects who “offend the prejudices of the native Williams, Captain Morgan, after a prosperous population, or of the authorities of foreign passage of ninety days from the Islands, via

states !" If the fact be so, how few are the Cape Horn, having on board as passengers, countries which Englishmen-not to say the Rev. C. Barff and Mrs. Barff from protestants, dissenters, or baptists—can safely Huahine, Rev. A. Buzacott and Mrs. Buza- visit! An Englishman in many parts of the cott from Rarotonga ; and the Rev. W. United States would according to this docMills and Mrs. Mills from Samoa, with a

trine, be abandoned to mob law, and would number of the children of the missionaries, gain no redress, if he had offended “the present home for education. Our brethren con- judices of the native population" by allowing firm the intelligence recently received in this

a coloured female to take his arm in the country, of the return of queen Pomare to streets, or sitting down with a coloured man Tahiti, and the surrender of the patriots to at his dinner table. the forces of the protectorate.-Missionary Magazine.

The Trustees of the Hymn Book, commonly called the New Selection, have voted to the widows of ministers at their annual

meeting which has just been held, a larger The Biblical Review will henceforth he

sum than in any former year. We fear it published in quarterly nuinbers, at the price

is not understood as universally as it should of three shillings, and the first number of the be that this is the only hymn book from new volume will appear on the first of July. Since its first publication the sale has

which baptist widows derive any advantage. - Biblical Review.

amounted to 170,874 copies, and the sun distributed to £2,466.




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