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ground iipon this deviation, a charge constantly gives the palm to the against his opponent. In doing so, latter ; but as Mr. Fuller modestly he alone was apparently deserving declined, in some measure, arguing of blame ; but as he now chooses from the learned languages, Scruta to distinguish his own hypothesis tor particularly examines Mr.Vidby the terms of universai restoration, ler's criticisms, and exposes their rather than those of universal salva- futility. So that these Letters may tion, which he formerly used in the be considered as a kind of appendix same, sense, the reviewer might, to the former ; and both together, perhaps, properly have adopted this as giving a very complete and satisCorrection in the title - page. So factory view of this awful, but inlittle is said on the occasion in Mr. teresting subject. It may be proper Fuller's letters, that, by some per- to add, that though this writer dis. sons, Mr.Vidler's doctrine has been plays considerable learning, as well stated to be that which has acquired as critical acumen, for the accomthe ugly title of Destructionism. Be modation of English readers, he has it known, therefore, to all whom it translated all his learned quotations, may concern, that Mr. Vidler does, in the margin, or lately did, profess to believe, that impenitent sinners will not be Private Thoughts, in Tozo Parts, comwholly exempted from future mi- · plete. By the Rev. W. Beveridge, sery; but that after having endured D.D. late Bishop of Bath and Wells. a punishment proportioned to their
12 mo, 3s. 6d. respective degrees of guilt, they The reviewer of this article can will all be admitted to positive and recommend this book with pleasure, endless happiness.
We cannot say
as one of the first that was inade restored, because that term implies useful to himself and he believes that they must previously have enjoyed such a state. Mr.Vidler has, life, and he is glad to see a new
many others) in the early part of Therefore, yet to seek a proper dcno- edition, so worthy of the author, and mination for his system: ; but we at the book, which indeed comprizes a prehend it will be still more difficult little body of divinity, doctrinal, for him to reconcile his opinion with practical,' and experimental. A that of our Lord Jesus Christ, who short account of the author is presolemnly asserted, that“ it would fixed. have been better” for Judas“ had he never been born.” The furure
Minutiæ, or Little Things for the Poor endless felicity which Mr. Vidler promises to impenitent sinners, cane
of Christ's Flock; including a Visita
tion Sermon. By J. W. Peers, not then surely be universal.
LL. D. Vol. II. 1200, 35. boards. We have already alluded to these letters in our review of Mr. Fuller's, The character given of the first and referred our readers to them for volume of these little meditations, farther satisfaction ; but the talents applies equally to this: “ They are of the writer, and the importance of uniformly evangelical, experiinenthe subject, induce us to notice tal, and savory'* to the true Chris. them as a distinct article. The tian. (See Evan. Mag. vol. VII, srst I etter investigates the propriety p. 162.) The modest iitle, chosen of Mr. Vidler's conducı as a con- by the anthor, shews sufficiently troversialist; and exposes, with just that he did not aim at great things, severity, his pretensions to critical nor write for the entertainment of learning, on which he laid consider the wise and learned; but he has able stress. The second Letter aimed to be useful to the serious gives a general statement of the and humble Christian; and readers controversy, and the nature of the of this class, especially such as have question at issue. - The following little opportunity for reading serLetters (being twelve in all) exa- mons, or treatises on divinity, will mine the respective merits of the here find a great number of short, arguments used both by Mr.Vidler pious, and useful reflexions, on as and Mr, Fuller, in which the author many passages of Scripture, which REVIEW OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS. 167 for their brevity, as well as spiritu. Miscellaneous Pieces of Poetry. By a ality, will well recommend them- Mechanic. 70 PP. 18mo, is. selves to their perlisal. Thé hasty
The best recommendation we traveller, who cannot stop to take an ample meal, will be glad to catch modest language of the Preface :
can give of these verses, is in the at any comfortable refreshment by
“ The sole motive of the author, the way. We should add, that the Visita- an aged mother, reduced from cir
in this publication, is the relief of tion Sermon appended to these Mi
cumstances of comfort and respec.' ouriæ, which is founded on Rom. viii. 3, 4, is a manly and able de: ability to a scanty subsistence from fence of the Scriptural doctrines of that no motive of vanity will be im
her parish. He trusts, therefore, human depravity, and the impossi- puted to him for presenting to the bility of salvation by the law.
public verses, which he himself con
fesses, have no other merit than The Seaman's Preacher: being the what they derive from the subjects First of Nire Discourses addressed treated uf, and the pious purpose 10 Mariners, on Jonah's Voyage, they are designed to answer.”. Cerpreached in the rear 1672. By John tainly the character of filial piety is Ryther, Minister of the Gospel in far before that of a poet ; and beneWapping. A new Editior, revised volence, a better inotive for purand corrected; with a recommenda. chasing a book thar mere entertain. tory Preface, by the Rev. John
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he may have no acquaintance with It is a little singular that the Apollo and the Muses, he appears Preface here mentioned, does not to be well acquainted with the appear with the Sermon, but is Prophets and Apostles,-- which are printed as a separate advertiseinent, infinitely better company. with the original recommendation of Mr. Janeway; also those of the Rev. N. Hill, Dr. Rutledge, Dr.
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F.A.S.S. Minister of the Gospel, these two editions have appeared to
Edinburgh, Theo Vuls. 8vo, 950 pp. gether. Both are good ; but; as might be expected, the smallest is The respectable author of these, the neatest, as well as dearest. volumes is already well known by
Prov. iv. 23.
his learned and evangelical writings. tutions, cerenionies, &c. as an In an advertisement prefixed to the ample source of instruction to the first volume, he informs us, “That Christian church. it had often occurred to him that, Part III, which begins the second as it could not be without a special volume, we consider as peculiarly design that so great a portion of the enibracing the object of the author. Holy Scriptures was cast into an Sect. 1, considers Sacred History historical form, the principal reason as illustrating and confirming the af this must be, that it appeared to Being and Unity of God ;- 2. The Him,“ who knoweth our frame,” Doctrines of the Trinity ;-3 and
4, the most proper mode of conveying The Perfections of God ;- 5 and 6, instruction,-even on those subjects Divine Justice; 7 and 8, Divine in which we are interested for eier
9, Divine Provi. nity; and that, under the forcible
10, The Natural Depra. inpression of this idea, he engaged vity of Man ;-11 and 12, The Inin this work. The work itself is carnation of the Son of God; divided into three parts :
13 and 54, The Doctrines of SubPart I. contains, A general View stitution, Atonement, and Imputaof the Use of Sacred History, in three
15, Necessity of Almighty sections :-Sect. 1. A genuine View Power for changing the Heart ;ot Sacred History: the Origin of 16, The Doctrine of particular Re. all Things,- of Man,- of Evil, demption ; — 17, The Conservation of the Arts, &c. - 2. On the Beau. of Believers. ties of Sacred History: its Simpli. We have chosen to present city, Conciseness,-Fidelity,–Dig- our readers with this analytical nity, -- Unity, &c - 3. On the Ad- view of the book, to enable them Tantages arising from this Mode of
to form a more perfect idea of the Writing : Truths made more level whole design; and this must sufto the Understanding, calculated fice at present. In our next, we to arrest the attention, influence the
propose to give some specimens affections, ineniory, &c.
from the work itself, which well Part II. On the History of Israel : deserves a particular attention. their government, covenant, insti
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MISSIONARY SOCIETY. From the variety of interesting intelligence contained in the dispatches “ A man, named Goliath, said,
recently received from South Africa, which will be detailed in the “ History of the Transactions of the Society,” now publishing, the Directors have selected the following brief Extracts, from the Letter of the Missionary Bakker ; not doubting that the Religious Public will feel a lively interest, and abundant cause for gratitude to God, on the perusal of them : Conversion of Hottentots.
wered, that she had much reason;
because the Lord had shewn to her " I visited a Hottentot woman, her own wickedness, and the danger named Martha, who was confined in which she was by nature, -being hy sickness : I found her better in dead in sini, and, therefore, in a health, and her soul very lively. state of condemnation before God. She told me, that she was in a dark He had also shewn to her, that reand unbelieving state before, and demption by Christ is the only way in the beginning of her sickness; of salvation; and, therefore, she but that, when very ill, it had had embraced him, through faith, pleased God to visit her with his as her Redeemer, in whom she had enlightening grace, and to shew her forgiveness of sins, and a right to that he was only love in his Son, eternal glory ;-and it was now her the Lord Jesus Christ, and that he only desire to live according to his was that to her. Believing this, will. she was filled with joy and peace " Afterwards I conversed with through the Joly Ghost. Being Resina, who directly began to speak thus united to the Lord, she was of the love of God which she saw willing to depart; or, if it should for herself. She was astonished that please the Lord to recover her, she such a sinful creature should be prewished to live for Him, by his grace. served till now, though she had long She admonished her husband, who ago deserved to be cast into Hell was full of sorrow, saying, that he for lier sins; but especially, that the ought not to murmur, but submit Lord had made known to her, by to the will of the Lord.; because his word and Spirit, her lost state God's doings were wise, good, and by nature, and had enabled her to only love ; and that she would not flee to the blood and righteousness change her situation for a thousand of the Lord Jesus, the Son of God, worlds,
who bore the punishment due to Sunday, July 4th. After pub sinners, and obtained for them ever. lie worship with seventy or eighty lasting life ; wherefore she sought natives, I asked one, named Styn, in him all her salvation, and desired It she had 110 reason to shew forth now to live for him in thankful. the praise of the Lord ? She ans
INDIA, that he had reason to praise God for what he had taught hiin, outdated as late as Aug. 31st, 1602.
A LETTER hasarrived from India, of his word, of the way of salva. The intelligence it contains, in addition; wherefore it was now his duty tion to what has been received beto make use of the means of grace, fure, is, that applications have been and not to rest till he should have made to the Missionaries by mesthe promises of Christ and his sal- sengers forty miles off, requesting vation, through faith, in posses. them to visit their part of the coun. sion. “Visiting a sick man, named Jeph, with, and that great numbers of peo.
try:~that this request was complied ta, I asked him, if the Lord should ple were found to have thrown off call him to die, upon what ground he their cast; 200 in one place, and as should enter eternity? He answered, many as 2000 in another,—and that he did not know. 1 enquired, if he
on conviction of the wickedness of did not think that his frequent at.
Hindooism and Mahomedism; yet tendance on the worship of God, without any knowledge of the right and his not being so wicked as other way :-that when they heard of the Heathens, was not a good ground Gospel, they sent to enquire after it; to trust that God would be gracious and on hearing of one of the Mis
. to him?
He replied, No; this sionaries coming, were all assembled ground is not good. – I then asked
to welcome hiin. There is every him, if it was not better to seek, as
appearance of their receiving the a lost condemned sinner, his salva. tion only in the Lord Jesus, — who result must be left to the Lord. At
Gospel with all readiness; but the came to seek and to save that which present, there seems to be an open was lost. He answered, he believed
A. F. that was the right ground; and that P.S. The following passage is in it was through grace that he had a
Mr. Marshman's Journal of May 5, desire to seek his salvation in that
1802, “Received a most affectionate way."
letter from Dr. Vanderkemp, dared Extract of a Letter from a re- Nov. 2, 1801, in answer to one we spectable friend in one of the had sent him in February. He
mentions many particulars which principal Cities in France.
you must receive another way, be. “In consequence of the veryo high fore this can reach you. He was price which the bookseller wlio pos. then at Graaf Reinet, in a state of sesses Protestant books, demands blockade, the Christian inhabitants for them, the ininister has obtained around him having risen, to avenge about 100 New Testaments from on him the pollution of the church Geneva, and is about to order an by the admission of Hottentots! equal number of Old Testaments. He promises a continuance of his If the English - Missionary Society correspondence, and requests the would make an offer of that kind same on our part; with which we in favour of the French churches, shall joyfully comply." it would have a most astonishing effect towards the spread of the
New York. Gospel amongst them (whether it Those friends of the Rev. J. M. were by giving away or selling at
Mason, who have expressed some low prices) by sending to the ini.
anxiety to hear of his safe return nisters of the reformed churches
to America, will read with much a proportionate number of Bibles
pleasure the following and other edifying books,- since almost the whole were burnt when Extract of a Letter from a Lady at the decree was promulgated against
New Bork to a friend at Warworth, divine worship; and scarcely any are
dated New York, Oct. 20, 1802. now to be scen in France, but such “ Mr. Mason and five other mias are procured from Flanders, nisters have arrived safe in this Switzerland, and Geneva."
city ; where he found his family and friends in gerreral well.