« AnteriorContinuar »
supper and family-prayer; from ten the case of an all-wise Providence. till eleven, arrange miscellaneous Whatever he may be to the philoaffairs; and at eleven retire to sopher, he must ever be an object rest."
of high interest to the Christian.”
The Tale of Horror which follows The Peasant's Death, or a l'isit to is eminently pathetic. The other
the House of Mourning; and other Pieces we canuot characterize parPoems. By John Struthers, 12ino, ticularly ; but The Poor Man's SahPrice 5s.
bath, which has appeared before, Scotland bath of late produced has already procured a degree of s04eral poets, equally eminent for celebrity to the author, and presents genius and regard to morals and the finest image of cottage piety we religion. Among these we must en.
remember to have seen. rol the name of John Struthers,
• The narrow limits of our Review who, with the most modest preten- forbid an extract sufficient to give a sons, displays true poetic genius, just iúea of the work; and its moand einploys his numbers in the cause
derate exient readers it the less ne. of simple rustic piety.
cessary; but we have no hesitation * The Peasant's Death," the first
to say, that readers who have a and principal piece in this little vo
taste for poctry, combined with rural lame', aliowing for a few prosaic and description and pure religion, will jncorrect lines, contains soine very
not rogret the perusal. interesting descriptions and beautifuliuagery. The scene exhibits the LITERARY NOTICES. Scottish peasant “ dropping into the grare in the midst of his years and
It is designed to publish a 3d Vol. Iris usefulness, an affectionate wife of Sermons, by the late Mr. A. Swansweeping over him, and his infant ton, Preacher of the Gospel in the children weeping around him; yet,
Communion of the Secession Church. in the exercise of faith, resigning his A new Work, entitled, “ Christian soul into the arms of the Saviour, Classics," is about to be commenced. and leaving his helpless family upon See the Prospectus in this Magazine.
SELECT LIST OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS. Lectures on Scripture Facts. By The Exodiad : Four First Books. W. B. Collyer, 8vo, 12s.
By R. Cumberland, Esq. 4to, 15s. The Life and Writings of Mr. Tan- Essays to do Good, addressed to der, of Exeter, by Dr. Hawker, D.D. all Christians, whether in Private or with Mr. T.'s Portrait, 8vo, 5s. Public Capacities. By Cotton Ma
Transactions of the Missionary ther, D. 1. Revisod and improved Society, No. xvi. Is.
by G. Burder, lomo, 2s. 6d. Baptist Periodical Accounts, No. Whitefield's Hyms. A ucw cdit. 311. Svo, Is.
24mo, 2s, A Dissertation on the Hebrew Domestic Discipline and Youth Roots, by Mr. Pirie, 12mo, 5s.
admonished: Two Sermons, by. D. Voyages in Portugal, Spain, Asia Tyreman, 8vo, Is. 6d. Minor, isypt, &c. from 1796 to Husbandry Spiritualized. By Mr. 1801; with serious Reflections. By Flavel, 8vo, new edit. large print, 58 F. Corlins; late Licul, of the Dolphin Supplement to the Signs of the (with a view of l'alletta) 45, 6d. Tirnes; with an Inswer to Mr. Fa.
Remains of the Rev. J, Brown, of ber, By J. Bicheno, A. M, 2s, Haddington, fourth edition (by his Professor Franck's Account of son) 13mo, 35. 6d.
Glauca Hall, and Mr. Whitefield's Hawker's Poor Man's Coinmen- of the Orphan-Hlousė, Georgia, tary on 1 King's
The Christian Cominunicant. By Burder's Supplement to Watts. W. Mason, Esq. A new edition. New edition, royal, 32mo, Is. 6d. An Appendix to' Dr. Watts's bound ; fine paper, calf, 2s. 6d. Psalms and Hymns, by Dr, Williams Advantages and Disadvantages of and Mr. Boden, 12mo, large print, 5s se State, 8vo, 4d.
Toplady's Prayers enlarged, 19.6d.
who died twenty-two years ago iu (From a Paris Newspaper.]
ITALY. THE deputies from the Dutch KING Joseph has suppressed the Jews, and those from Frankfort on religious orders throughout his dothe Main, have been adınitted into
ininions. The Crown takes their the Sanhedrim at Paris; and have
property, and allows a small pen. declared, that they will adhere to sion in lieu of their former incomef; the doctrinal decisions of the great about 251. to persons in holy orders. Sanhedrim of France and Italy. The President congratulated them on
HOLLAND. the occasion ; and paid soine high lem has proposed the following ques
TAB Teylerian Society at Haarcompliments to the great man whom Providence had chosen to be the in- tions, as the subject of a Prize Es. strument of its henefits and its mis say, to be adjudged on the 8th of racles. He expressed very sanguine April, 1807: -1, In what does the
Difference between Natural and Rehopes relative to the salutary influence which the labours of this
vealed Religion consist : --- 2, WheAssembly would have on the future ther various Publications have not destiny of the Jews.
appeared at different Times, which
tend to obscure this Difference, and Sir, To the Editor.
to cause the Advantages possessed The insertion of an instance of the by Christianity over the Religion of sufferings of the Jews in France,
Nature to be forgotten ?
-- 3, Whewould, "doubtless, gratify your ther, in proportion as these Writings Correspondent (Z.) in the February
are disseminated, and the Two ReMagazine. It is taken from Obligions assimilated to each other in servations of a Jewish Lady, on an
every Point, the most Fatal Effects article by M. de Bonald, relative
may not be expected to result to to the Jews, inserted in the French Christianity, Morality, and the HapMercury, Feb. 8, 1806.
piness of Man :
The prize is a Yours, &c. gold medal, of 400 florins in value.
The Essays must be written either «s We are presented with an ac
in Dutch, Latin, French, or English. count of the persecutions which the Jews had undergone in Christian
A Letter to Dr. Haweik, from Mr. countries; and we learn, that, even
Schoonberg, at the Cape of Good so late as the year 1738, an indivi
Hope, dated Dec. 28, 1806, niendual traveller of this persecuted na.
tions the following: tion could not sleep a single night at Strasburgh without paying cight
“ My son Edwards, with his fa. sous for a permission; and at the mily, is returned to the Briquas same time depositing three livres, by country, in the work of our favi. way of security, for the toll next day.
our; and I think it necessary to In 1639, a Jew could not enter that add, that there are in this place, uncity without a previous examina- der the Highland regiments, some tion; and, even after that, he was very awakened Members of the Miss to be accompanied by one of the sionary Society; who did, at first jailors, who was immediately, on
in my house, and after that it being the conclusion of his business, to too small) perform their usual dia conduct him back again to the bar
vinc services in the Meeting-house riers !”
of Mrs. Moller, different times every
week ; and now, being encamped FRANCE.
near Wynberg, sometimes preach. On the 25th of February last, a the gospel to their comrades in the very soleinn service was celebrated open field. This dear company not in i he cachedral church of Mont. only shame our nominal Christians, pelier, for “ the repose of the soul but even those in the direction of of the father of his Majesty (Napo- the Society in this capital, by, their leon) the Emperor of the Freneh, zealand forveney."
called to mourn the loss of that rå.
luable brother. He is a young man, [From the New York Mercantile in whom are united promising talents. Advertiser, Jan. 12.]
with prudence and affection. We have frequently copied Adver- “ In the beginning of January,
tiseinents from Papers published in brethren Ward, Fernandez, and those States, where the infamous Moore, accompanied our dear bretraffic in human flesh is carried on thren Maylin and Fernandez, jun. to a great extent: among the to the ship lying in Saugur Roads, many, however, we have seen no near the mouth of the river. From parallel to the followiug, 'copied thence they went to Saugur Island, from the Telegraphe, published at a celebrated bathing - place of the New Orleans :
Hindoos; and the day after their " For sale, by the Subscriber, at arrival they were joined by three Nos. 14 and 16, South Chartres native brethren, who left Seram. Street, 100 Brute Negroes, of both pore soon after their departure. An sexes, lately from Charleston, by immense multitude of people were the schooner Two Sisters, Captain assembled at the island; amongst Oliver. BARTH. Bosque.”
whom they preached, and distributed pamphlets.
"A new church bas been formed
for Dinagepore. On Feb. 26, broBAPTIST MISSION IN BENGAL. ther Fernandez, sister Biss, with The Sixteenth Number of Periodical two of her children, and three native
Accounts, relative to this Mission, members of the Dinagepore church, is just published; and contains a left Serampore. Brother Biss acnumber of pleasing articles of in- companied them as far as the Great formation. The following Letter River. Since his return, we have contains the latest intelligence :
heard of their safe arrival at DiExtract from the General Letter to
nagepore. Brother Biss will join the Society.
them as soon as permission can be
obtained. They preached and diso March 21, 1806. tributed tracts in their way; and the * THOUGH our success has not people were eager to hear and read. been equal to our wishes, yet our They spent a day or two at Cutwa, Þearts are often gladdened by seeing in their way áp the country, a goodly company of poor perishing “ Brother Chamberlain's active Heathen sit down to commemorate exertions afford us much pleasure. our Saviour's death, who are, we He has frequently an opportunity of trust, the trophies of his grace. The preaching to large assemblies, and cburch received last year an addition is often employed in preaching and of 34 members, 31 of whom are na: distributing trac:s for hours toge. tives. Three of them are at this ther. We hope our brother will soon time suspended from communion; see with joy the fruits of his labours but we have hopes of two of them at
at Cutwa. The foilowing is an ex. least being speedily restored. Since tract of his letter to us in Febrijary : the beginning of the year we have • The last has been a week of great baptized eight persons.
exertion and of great affliction. - At present we have several en- Some thousands of people have passquirers, one of whom comes from ed through Cutwa, in their way to Dear Benares.
The church at Se- (the idol) Jaggernaut: amongst rampore now consists of 82 mem
whom Kangalce and I have been bers, whose walk and conversation, very much einployed in preaching with a few exceptions, afford us and distributing tracts. much pleasure. We are sorry to in- acknowledge that they are going form you, that Krishno Presaud has
this long journey for nothing, and been ill for several months; and if yet cannot be dissuaded from i he does not soon recover, we are Last week some great people passed doubtful, from the nature of his through Cutwa, with an elephant disorder, whether we shall not be and two 'liorses, a present for the
idol. Mr. W. and myself, went to nifested much opposition, stirred up see them. They behaved with great the country people against us, so politeness, and conversed with free- that few could be persuaded to take dom. One was an elderly man, papers, and they that had taken who had seen the Scriptures, and them, mostly returned them. Kan. professed, in suine degree, to ap- galee was much discouraged, and so prove of them.
was I ; but I endeavoured to encou• I have not been able to go to rage him, telling him, that though the villages around us duri the they triumphed, yet we were not past week ; but have been engaged conquered. The next day we went twice a day, for several hours toge- out, and gave away four bundles of ther, at the Gunge, which has much papers ; - and not a dog moved his exhausted my spirits. Last evening tongue against us. The people a number of brahmans and others, among whom we were to-day were Joaded Kangalee and me with abuse; generally intelligent, and could read and inanifested the greatest enmity and write. Two or three disputed. against the gospel that I have ever One, in the face of hundreds of seen in the country.' The follow people, ingenuously confessed that ing is an extract of Mr. C.'s letter to he was lost ; and that he did not us in March :
know whither he was going, nor • I informed you in my last, that the reasons for what he did. This I was going to Keble Eshor. Bro- evening, reviewing the work of the ther Kangalee and I went; and day, I gave thanks to God with a were absent from home four days. heart full of joy, What a pleasure to There was a vast concourse of be able to preach to a hundred vilpeople: they heard the word with lages at once, and to proclaim the great attention. We were two days glad tidings of salvation to thouamongst them, and distributed seve- sands in a day ! tal thousand tracts. Last Lord's " Our beloved brother Fernandez Day-week was a great day among has appropriated 10,000 rupees to the Hindoos. About 20,000 people the mission. He wished the brewere at Cutwa, to bathe in Gonga ; thren to accept the sum immediateainong whom we were engaged fourly; but this we declined : he howdays without intermission. The ever applies the interest to the supGunge people, who bave lately ma- port of the mission."
HIBERNIAN SOCIETY. precisely to ascertain the religious Ar the Annual Meeting of the Hi
state of the country, and consebernian Society, held at the New quently the measures which were London Tavern, on the 12th of most proper to be adopted. March, 1807, which was respect
The following detail is submitted able and numerous, the following as the result of that correspondence: Report was made by the Com
a detail which, in the judgincnt of mittee:
the Committee, further evinces the
importance of those exertions, with Report of the Committee of the Hivernian Society, for the Diffusion ciety was instituted.
a view to which the Hibernian Soof Religious Knowledge in Irelund.
The province of Connaught, which Tote Comunittee beg leave to state, comprehends several counties in the That, soon after their appointment, : west of Ireland ; and the province in addition to other means for pro- l of Munster, which comprehends ser moting the great object of the Soe veral counties in the south, appear diety, they fominenced an exten- to be the most destitute of religious pive correspondence with intelligent knowledge, and the inèans of 266 Christians in Ireland, in order mure quiring it.
la the counties of Waterford, to their children being taught to Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Wexford, read the Bible as a school-book ; and Carlow, there are, coinpared and as many of the parents, whu with the population of the country, cannot themselves read, seem aux. but few Sunday-Schools ; in many ious that their children should not of which the attendance is very dis- labour under the same disadvan. couraging. The proportion of Pa- tage. pists to Protestants in these counties The expence of a school, for the is twenty to one; scarcely any of instruction of 50 children on workithe former, and few, comparatively, ing-days, varies froin 101. to 461. acof the latter, possess copies of the cording as a neighbourhood supScriptures.
plies more or fewer parents who The province of Leinster stands are willing to pay a small sum for next in order, which, though much their own children, or persons who more favourably ciscunstanced than are inclined thus to aid the children the provinces already mentioned, is of others. Some judicious corresstated to bo, in some places, desti- pondents recommend, that all the tute of the incans of acquiring reli- children should pay a trifle ; which, gious instruction. In the county of they say, would cause the schools to Kilkenny, which belongs to this pro- be better attended than if they were vince, the Committee are happy to entirely free. report, that there is a monthly. It is apprehended that few permeeting of the clergymen of the sons, , qualified to teach in these established church, whose zeal has schools, would be obtained in the stirred up very many, and whose south ; but, it is hoped, that some exertions have been attended with might be found in the north. It the best effects.
appears, however, . that teachers The province of Ulster, more ge- from England would be preferable, nerally called the North, is by far In many places, the disposition of the most enlightened part of \re- persons of property and influence is land, and the desire of hearing the friendly to the improvement of the gospel seems increasing ainong its inferior class of 'inhabitants. lo inhabitants.
some, it is to be lamented, a total Upon a review of the state of re- indifference prevails. ligious knowledge in the country at There is reason to believe that large, the Committee are assured, many of the Roman Catholics would that, notwithstanding the fervent thankfully receive, and cagerly read, picty and zeal of some eminent the Scriptures, could they obtain clergyıner, the exertions of the thein. At the same time, it may be Missionaries in the connexion of the presumed, many of their priests late Rev.Mr.Wesley, and the labours would exert their influence to preof some Presbyterian and Independ- vent them. ent ininigters, the latter of 'whom Tlre Committee are also endeaare principally confined to northern vouring to obtain inforination recounties, inany parts of Ireland lative to the best method of introcontinue to exhibit all the traces of ducing religious knowledge ameong spiritual barbarism, in a degree, those to whom, if the scriptures wbich the friends of Christianity were read, or sermons were prcachcannot too deeply deplore, or too ed, except in the Irish language, zealously endeavour to obliterate. they would be unimpressive and un
Great difficulties occur in the es- welcome. This is the more import. tablishment of Sunday Schools, the ant, as it is presumed that the number Catholic priests always manifesting, of such persons cannot be less than as imight have boen expected, pruch two inillions. It imst be added, that opposition. A's children in the the Catholics, in various parts of south bave no regular eroploginent, the country, have an aversion to the it is thought that week-day schools English language, as being emphawould be more encouraged by their "tically the language of Protestauts ; parents ; more especially as even the and that this aversion is promoted i atholics do not, generally, object by their priests.