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“ The Gates Ajar," critically examined | Bright Raijs for Dark Days, caught
by a Dean. Hatcharıls, Piccadilly. from the Sun of Righteousness. Re“Gates AJAR" seems to be in a fair way! ligious Tract Society. of getting its due share of criticism. We We do not like the title: it verges on are glad to see a Dean so thoroughly the ridiculous. The matter is exceldemolish the baseless fabric which has lent.
nas lent, edifying, and consolatory. Some charmed so many vain imaginations. Lofth
ay vain imaginations of the names of God are enlarged upon The critic says of “ Gates Ajar," “It is as sources of encouragement and comsimply a second-rate sensational novel, fort. Excellent milk for babes and professedly of a religious character, but cordial for fainting ones. betraying so much positive error, and treating serious subjects in such a flip- Life and Travels of George Whitfield. pant, unhallowed strain, that no small By JAMES P. GLEDSTONE. Longman, amount of Christian charity is required | Green, & Co. to avoid the conclusion, that . an enemy | One of the fullest and best lives of this hath done this !'”
marvellous preacher that we have ever The Day of Bereavement, its Lessons seen. We never tire of re-reading the
and its Consolations. By GEORGE W. main incidents, or the fullest details of his MYLNE. Nisbet & Co.
wonderful career. Oh, for a hundred The author attempts to give comfort such to-day! We want more of bis class, under bereavement to those who have and long for the time when the church not found the consolations of grace, and I shall again be blessed with another retherefore he is by his own plan debarred | vival and the conversion of multitudes from using those strong and precious of souls. We question if the writer cordials which are the solace of the altogether understands the deep soul Lord's tried ones. The result is disap- anguish of a true-hearted preacher, or pointing, but the book may be useful." | fully agrees with Whitfield's Scripture Ready for Work: or, Hints on the Pre
views as to the “wrath to come.”-B. paration of Bible Lessons. By Wm. Heart Whispers, in Poems and Prose.
H. GROSER. Sunday School Union. By A. S. Ormsby. Yapp & Hawkins, A THOROUGHLY practical book. Its Welbeck Street. precepts and examples are alike excel- |
L: A BEAUTIFUL and spiritual book. The lent. . Superintendents should see that
| prose is excellent, but smells a little it goes the round of the Teachers' Book
| Plymouth-brothery: the poetry is so Society, and teachers who can afford it
| good that we wish it had been only a should purchase a copy for themselves. I little better, and then much of it would Some of the specimen lessons are of a
have risen to the first degree. The high order, though they are not all of
author is often very careless as to the equal merit.
length of his lines and the accuracy of Men worth Imitating ; or, Brief Sketches his rhymes. If it were not for these
of Noble Lives. By W. H. GROSER. faults his versification would be far Sunday School Union.
above mediocrity. DODDRIDGE, Bellot, Caxton, Dollond, Mogridge, Bewick, Linnæus, Paley,
Family Prayers for Four Weeks.
Edited by JOHN Hall, D.D., New Locke, George Wilson, Samuel Drew,
York. Edinburgh: Johnstone and Adam Clarke-rather an odd assortment
Hunter. for a series ; but Mr. Groser gets something attractive and edifying for the We do not believe in printed prayers, youngsters out of them all, and the but if people will have them, our friend, whole together make capital reading. Dr. Hall, can write as well as anybody The Sunday School Union is rich in what nobody ought to write at all. Our possessing such a helper as Mr. Groser, Lord has given us a noble copy to imiwho writes better each time he uses his tate, and has promised us his Spirit to pen. The present book is prettily help us ; let us, then, try to speak with bound, plentifully illustrated, and in God in such words as our heart feels every way to be commended.
I and his Spirit suggests.
My Summer in a Garden. By C. D. | Priesteraft in some of its manifestations,
WARNER. With an introduction by past and present, dragged before the Henry Ward Beecher. Sampson mirror of the New Testament. An Low.
outline for Lecturers. By STEPHEN
SecundUS.. Price 4d. William FreeOne of the wittiest books of the year: man, 102, Fleet Street. full of flashing merry fancies. It will amuse the leisure hours of tbousands on
STEPHEN SECUNDUS will not in all probaboth sides of the Atlantic. Here is an
bility die by stoning, he is more likely to extract upon hens and children in re
smash others with the stones he hurls. lation to gardens.
In righteous indignation he pours con
tempt upon sacerdotalism wherever he “I like neighbours, and I like chickens; finds it, whether its president resides at but I do not think they ought to be united Rome or Canterbury. We do not agree near a garden. Neighbours' hens in your with quite all he has to say, but as a garden are an annoyance. Even if they dd not scratch up the corn, and peck the straw
whole it has our heartiest commendaberries, and eat the tomatoes, it is not pleasant
tion; as an outspoken, vigorous, commonto see them straddling about in their jerky, sense utterance of necessary truth. The high-stepping, speculative manner, picking Popery of the Anglican church has inquisitively here and there. It is of no use increased, is increasing, and ought to be to tell the neighbour that his hens eat your tomatoes. It makes no impression on him,
abated. for the tomatoes are not his. The best way The Gospel Church delineated from the is to casually remark to him that he has a fine lot of chickens, pretty well grown, and
New Testament. By HENRY WEBB. that you like spring chickens broiled. He | Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. will take them away at once. The neigh
oghn We differ so greatly from the author on bours' small children are also out of place in your garden in strawberry and currant time.
| many points that it would be idle to atI hope I appreciate the value of children. tempt a review of his work. He has We should soon come to nothing without evidently expended much labour and them, though the Shakers have the best research upon it and therefore those gardens in the world Without them the
who desire to know all theories of common school would languish. But the problem is, what to do with them in a garden,
church organisation will read this work For they are not good to eat, and there is a with interest. law against making away with them. The law is not very well enforced, it is true; for
The Angel's Song: a Sermon preached people do thin them out with constant dosing, in the Baptist Chapel, Grand Cay, paregoric, and soothing syrups, and scanty Turk's Island, before the Turk's Island clothing. But I for one feel that it would
Lodge of Freemasons. By their not be right, aside from the law, to take the life even of the smallest child, for the sake of
Brother the elected Chaplain. W. H. a little fruit, more or less, in the garden. I
Collingridge. may be wrong, but these are my sentiments, We had no idea that our brother Pegg and I am not ashamed of them. When we
had entered the mysterious brotherhood come, as Bryant says in his Iliad,' to leave
In the circus of this life, and join that innumer- and become chaplain to a lodge. able caravan which moves, it will be some any case we hold him in the highest love satisfaction to us that we have never, in the and respect. As for the sermon-well, way of gardening, disposed of even the hum
it has gospel in it, and freemasonry also, blest child unnecessarily. My plan would
and is a remarkable discourse in its way, be to put them into Sunday-schools more thoroughly, and to give the Sunday-schools
but that way is out of the usual way of an agricultural turn, teaching the children gospel ministry. the sacredness of neighbours' vegetables. I
Man's Future in God's Word. By W. think that our Sunday-schools do not sufficiently impress upon children the danger,
COLLINGWOOD. Yapp and Hawkins, from snakes and otherwise, of going into the 70, Welbeck Street. Price 6d. neighbours' gardens."
This pamphlet is calculated to be of The Fool's Gospel. Elliot Stock.
much service. It is a brief but able
defence of the doctrine of everlasting A VERY correct title, but we shall not punishment. We are glad that so many exchange the doctrine of Substitution and such excellent treatises on this subfor this or any other “ fool's gospel.” ject are forthcoming.
The Christian Psalmist: a collection of Henry's Outlines of Scripture History.
Tunes, Chorales, 8c. Sunday School Henry's Outlines of Science. By Union.
JOSEPH FERNANDEZ, LL.D. Charles We hear this successor to the Old Union Bean, 81, New North Road, Hoxton. Tune-Book very highly spoken of, but All the educational books of this author do not feel able to form a judgment till are valuable, and our readers who want we have tried the novelities of the book such works will do well to secure these in the congregation : of course much is useful Outlines. They are full, clear, old and beyond criticism. We are very and interesting. Already have they heretical in our views as to congrega- gained a large circulation, and they will tional singing. We confess without be yet more used as they become more shame that we remember with regret | fully known.-B. the old-fashioned repeats which stirred our soul and gave us time to relish the
The Soul and its Difficulties; a Word words. How our musical friends will to the Anxious. By H. W. SOLTAU. hold up their hands at such old-fashioned | Yapp & Hawkins. and shocking taste. The modern rattlers, A LITTLE book which has no doubt which run through the tune in one rush been extensively useful to awakened of infantile sing-song, are all the fashion, souls. We should not handle every and we are sorry they are. Old Cran- difficulty quite in Mr. Soltau's way, but brook excites more real praise in the for all this his work is one calculated to Tabernacle than half the churchified be of immense service in loosing the monotonies.
THE Editor has now quite recovered, but I worship within those walls. It was dark, is still weak and not able to work up to his and none saw or heard the two brethren usual point. Friends will please accept this save the angels and their Lord, but who intimation and refrain from asking us to could desire a better consecration for any preach. As we must refuse, it will spare house of prayer than the secret pleadings both them and us the time occupied in of a godly man ! His beloved wife is richly writing needless letters, if they will note sustained; the Lord be very gracious to ber; this.
and his chlldren are following in the good In the Orphanage we are greatly favoured old way which their father loved. Farewell, by God in the matter of health. Only one brother beloved, the Lord fill up the gap child has had the small pox, and from other thy departure has made epidemics we have been free,
Mr. Blewett, of Westbury Leigh, would Our highly esteemed deacon, Mr. Thomas be glad to remove to another sphere. He Cook, has fallen asleep. He was one who is a worthy brother, and we recommend feared God above many; a spiritually vacant churches to write to him. minded, solid, and stable Christian. A We have received most pleasing tidings severe illness which occurred to him some from our late student, Mr. W. McKinney, time ago exercised upon him a manifestly who has accepted a pastorate in the United ripening influence, and he rose from his States, with most encouraging prospects. bed weak in body but strong in grace. He A goodly company of young men have enjoyed constant peace; doubts were slain been received into the College this term, by full assurance, a deep calm remained and more have the promise of admission in within. Years ago in our younger days, | October, if the Lord will. We ask earnest this dear brother was made pre-eminently prayer that all these men may become faithuseful in the great enterprize of building ful and useful ministers of the cross of the Tabernacle, and by his means great Christ. help was brought to us. His heart was our friend, Mr. Hillier, of South Shields wholly in the work, and that heart was a we beg his pardon, Dr. Hillier, for he is a warm and gracious one. We know well Doctor of Music and deserves the title, for the spot where this devout Deacon knelt he is a sort of condensed band of moeic, with his Pastor, all alone, amid the 'ma- opened his new Tabernacle on July 23rd, terials of the unfinished Tabernacle to im with sermons, and on the following Monday plore a blessing upon those who should with a public meeting. A noble array of
speakers, an earnest company, and an effec- | that place. At the afternoon service Mr. tive choir made the public meeting a lively Lloyd, of Thaxted, presided. Mr. S. Kor. one. We trust our friend will receive ton, of Linton, read the Scriptures and abundant aid from all in the north who prayed. Mr. Cowell, one of the deacons, love earnest gospel preaching.
gave a statement on behalf of the church, Services have recently been held in con- which was followed by a staten:ent from the nection with the public recognition of Mr. pastor. Mr. Rook, of Thaxted, offered P.J. Ward, from the Pastors' College, as prayer. Mr. Rogers, of the Tabernacle pastor of the Baptist Church in Mermaid College, gave an address to the pastor, Street, Rye, Sussex. Two sermons were and Mr. T. D. Marshall to the church. preached on Sunday, July 23rd, by Mr. After tra in a large barn decorated for Rogers. In the afternoon of the next day, the occasion and numerously attended, Mr. Wright, of Brabourne, read the Scrip the services were resumed in the chapel; tures and prayed. Mr. F. Mitchell, a dea- Mr. Rogers presided. Addresses were con of the church, related the circumstances delivered by Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Rook, that led to the invitation of Mr. Ward to of Thaxted; Mr. Collins, of Finehingfield; the pastorate. Mr. Ward then gave a Mr. Korton, of Linton ; Mr. T. T. Dunn, statement upon the usual topics. Mr. of London; Mr. F. Norman, of Castle Clarke, of Ashford, offered prayer. An Camps ; and Mr. Layzell. The services, it address was then given by Mr. Rogers to may be hoped, will long be remembered for the pastor. After tea, Mr. Rogers presided and gave an address to the church. Con- A Bazaar will be held in the new Baptist gratulatory addresses were then given by Chapel (now in course of erection), opposite Mr. Samson and Mr. Jenkyn, Indepen Loughborough Park Station, Brixton, on dent ministers of the town; Mr. Wood, September 5th, 6th, and 7th, in aid of the of Sandhurst; Mr. Clarke, of Ashford; Building Fund. Contributions in money, Mr. Wright, and Mr. Baker. The church or articles for sale, will be thankfully reand congregation have been much revived ceived by the Pastor, George Kew, 19, since Mr. Ward's brief labours among them. Clifton Terrace, Herne Hill, S.E. [We Much good has been done, especially among were requested to insert the above and do the young.
80 very gladly. Mr. Kew is of our College, On Wednesday, July 26th, services were is an earnest brother, and both deserves and held at Ashdon, near Walden, in Essex, to needs immediate help.] commemorate the settlement of Mr. R. Baptisms at Metropolitan Tabernacle, by Layzell, as pastor of the Baptist Church in Mr. J. A. Spurgeon, Aug. 3rd-fifteen.
Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle.
Statement of Receipts from July 20th, 1871, to August 19th, 1871.
£ 8. d. N. W. ... ... ... ... 10 Mr. J. Benson, Junr. ... ...
1 1 0 OC. ... 0 2 6 Miss Hayward
... ... 2 2 0 J.H.
0 A Friend, West Hartlepoos ..
0 10 0 The Misses Dransfielä
Mr. J. Atkinson Two Sisters ..
Miss Adair .. A Friend at Wim
Mrs. Baker. First Fruits...
Mr. W. Taylo Friend at Ashdon
A Friend, pe Mrs. Helen Gloag
Mr, Calvert. Mr W. Dickson
01 Collected by Miss Jephs ... Mr. Craigie
1 0 Three Young Editors Dr. Beilby ... ...
0 Mr. G. H. Mason Luke x. 2
0 0 Mrs. G. Brown W. 8., Mark xvi, 15 and 16 *** ***
Mr, George Dean
100 Mrs. Turnbull
V. W. Sunderland Mr. C. T. Hodge
A Friend Legacy, Late Rev. R. May, per Messrs.
J. W. S. Dawlish Pattison
Mr. J. Young... Mr. J. Scott ...
Collections at Lake Road Chapel, Mrs Bickmore
port, per Rev, T. W. Medhurst ... 11 7 6 Mrs. Gee
Weekly Offerings at Tabernacle, July 23 20 11 1 J. A. M.
30 40 0 5 Mrs. C. Henderson ...
Aug. 6 45 13 4 Mr. J. Macdougall
13 33 5 8 Mr. W. Davison W .F.S.
£269 17 10
: : : : :
0 0 ТАОлар
Mrs. 8. o.
Statement of Receipts «from July 20th, to August 19th, 1871.
$8. a.. : E. J. W. A. ...
... 0 1 0 J. A. M.' . ... ... James and Louisa.
... 0 2 6 A Widow's Mite .. " *** *** M. A. M.
Mr. T. Paterson Mr. Charles Gordon.
Mr. W. Davison A Friend in Yorkshire
W.F.S. Peter ...
A Clapham Omnibus Driver Salisbury
Robert, Sohn, Maggie & James Mrs. Cheyne
0 0 A Thankoffering, Wantage Mr. Shaw
2 0 Miss Peckham Mrs. Harris ...
50 Mr. T. I'rotinan Mr. C. Norton
0 0 A Constant Reader ... A Well Wisher
Mr. Arthur, Beechwort Mr. James Hendry ...
Mrs. B. Clayton Mrs. Craigie ...
E. K. ... ... Dr. Beilby ...
0 0 Mrs. Speading Mr. E. Davies.
A Friend Contents of a Forfeit Box in a Young
A Friend Ladies School
ewitt A Friend, Towcester
Mrs. Booth Mr. J. Robson, New Zealand
0 0 Boys Collec Mrs. Pidgeon...
F. Apted A Widow's Mite
1 0 T. Dixon Mr. J. Scott ...
0 0 James Dunn Mrs. Bickmore
E, Evans Mr. Allan King
0 0 J. Farley Mr. D. Church
H. Harper Mr. Jupe, per Rev. E. Blewitt
W. Hobson Mr. P. Bainbridge ...
A. Sharpe Miss Swain ...
1 8 3 Mrs. Pursylove 10 0 In College Box
0 100 Miss Fitzgerald 6 0 Mr. J. Young ...
... 2 0 0 Mrs. Baker ...
Boxes at Tabernacle
. i 13 11 Mrs. Smeed
Annual Subscriptions :Mrs. Davis 0 12 6 Mr. Palmer ...
... 50 00 Miss Buxton
Mr. G. Fitch ...
110 A Friend Mr. Edwards. 1 0 0
£192 11 2 Mrs. Gee
... 100 Mr. J. B. Brown
Presents for the Orphanage.—25 Reading Books, Dr. Unwin; 8 Shirts, Sarah; 100 Pairs of Socks, Misses Bourdon Sanderson; 6 School Desks, Mr. Higgs; 6 Tin Cans, Mr. Vickery ; 3 Sacks of Broad Beans, Mr. Woodnutt.
$ 8, d. 1
5 0 0 Mrs. Bickmore
Mr. T. Blake ...
Mrs. B. Clayton
10 Mr. and Mrs. Stott ..
Mrs. Knott ...