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poor; and the eagerness with which remarks upon the ladies' bazaars, it was purchased, is an encourage- repositories, fairs, &c. : for (to say ment for all to employ themselves nothing of their detestable exhiin making useful things, rather than bitory character) you cannot think ornamental. By the side of the the mischief they are doing to little offerings of distinguished artists, we toy-shop keepers, and poor women saw, with satisfaction, the produce who get their bread by those knicktions of humble workwomen, and knacks, the sale of which is now those of little children. It was monopolized by the ladies. A friend not only at Paris that these articles of mine went into a shop in Burwere prepared; the ladies of Hon- lington Arcade, lately, to purchase fleur and Versailles sent a consi- some trifle, and, on her remarking derable portion; and the ladies of how little choice there was, the Nismes have likewise done a quan- shopkeeper said that all in her way tity of work, which they sell for of business were half ruined by the society."-Little did I suspect the charitable ladies,' who came that the solemn, frigid, and phleg. and bought the first of any very matic children of Britain should pretty new-invented toy, set to work ever be admonished to take lessons themselves, and so spoilt the tradesof gravity from the land whence we man's market. There!' said a import - as I have been told-such young lady of rank to one of her tumid deformities as (gigốt) leg-of- acquaintance, pointing to a young mutton sleeves, and such bonnets mustachioed lancer who had just as bid fair to extinguish all social returned from the booth where she intercourse in a morning walk; to was selling her wares,—there !...I interrupt all vision in our churches have just made him pay me fifteen and religious meetings; and to ruin shillings !' for some trifle which she such as use public conveyances, had sold him. How should you like since additional places must be to see a daughter of yours acting taken for what our wives and daugh- charity in that style? All womanters wear; as the widest carriage is kind is whirling round in a vortex of now barely sufficient for two, and religious dissipation : and their enindeed only for one, provided a lady's ergies, once roused, pass my compersonal dimensions and her bonnet prehension, their unwearied activity exceed the average.
of body and mind...or rather of But I, also, am trifling. I will animal spirits. Go where one will, then solicit the attention of my the subject is forced upon one — bazaar friends to what is said, to One lady's drawing-room is full of use a parliamentary phrase, out of little charity-boxes, placed here and doors; I mean in the wide world, there amongst the ornamental litter. which sees, and thinks too, far more Another keeps a stall of trumpery of the conduct of the religious mi. knicknacks, • ladies' work’ to lay crocosm than some among us sus- her visitors under contribution. pect. Be sure of this, that all the Another asks you to work for her. popular machinery of benevolence, And there a whole bevy of damsels as now exhibited on the rail-ways sit congregated together, pasting of charitable institutions, is matter and painting, and sewing and gildof observation; and if a crowd as- ing, and what not, to get up a booth semble to see Mr. Gurney's steam- at the next religious fair. All this carriage, and to report the results, pious activity is going on round me, there are numbers who assemble and no wonder if it bewilders my elsewhere, and then open their brain and offends my taste, and, I desks, and note down remarks hope, right feeling ; because, when similar to the following. I quote I see its ill effects on society,...on from Mr. Southey's late work :- domestic comfort,...in the neglect of “ I wish you would bestow some private duties...and the obtrusiveness of religious pretensions, I feel means of collecting charitable funds, sure that there is something unsound which the Bishop of Chester stated in the foundation of these crazy at the last anniversary of the Church castles*."
Missionary Society. In the report Deducting from the above indict- of his speech, it is stated as his ment whatever it betrays of exag. lordship's opinion, that “ Christians geration and of lurking jealousy of now give too much way to luxury; certain good causes exciting activity but if, instead of doing so, they among the religionists of the times, would diminish their domestic exand rejecting as apocryphal the penses and apply their savings to fifteen-shilling story, what I am the purposes of religion, they would compelled to infer from it is, that soon make a permanent impression, , the apostolic admonition is too much not merely upon this country, but forgotten “ Let not your good be upon other lands. That Christians evil spoken of.” As I observe, in should be lavish while other Chrisone of the recent lists from Albe- tians were pining ought to be a marle street, that Mr. Southey has reproach ; and, therefore, let it not just published a variorum edition, be thought hard, if he thought that with prolegomena and notes, of the the present resolution wanted to Pilgrim's Progress, I am reminded, be better defined, and that it could that when Christian arrived at the be better filled up by the addition town of Vanity, he found, in the of one word. The resolution said, language of his biographer, “ several that the cause of missions called rows, under their proper names, for increase of zeal and of liberality, where the wares of the fair are but the proper word to be introsoonest to be found : here is the duced in addition was, self-denial. British row, the French row, the The meeting had heard words to Italian row, the Spanish row, and which he could add no force, but the German row." It is a those words emphatically called vellous thing, that in the present upon them for increased self-denial; state of the grand European bazaar for zeal without self-denial is gratiof charity, the “ French row” should fication, but if they consecrated to be totally eclipsed by the British : the glory of God what they denied the first being, as it would seem, all to themselves, then their zeal would simplicity and plainness; and the indeed be what it ought, and proother what I leave to be described duce proportionate effects. He was by such as insist upon its utility glad to see his words so kindly and harmlessness. There was once, taken by the meeting ; and if those and may now be, a permanent present wished to agree with him, bazaar at Bath, under the name they should make sumptuary laws of The Repository, to which ladies against themselves, and devote what sent their works ticketed for sale ; they could from their superfluities and there is at present an institution to the great purpose for which they of a similar nature at Leamington were met."--If I were called upon in Warwickshire. What success has
to define the motive and accelerative smiled upon these experiments causes of a modern bazaar, I should I know not. They have wanted request from the Bishop of Chester matter of immediate excitement, the loan of his phrase, zeal without and, so far, there must have been, self-denial is gratification. This is I am afraid, a dull sale. Most not saying but that many supportthings, unhappily, are dull without ers of this pleasant system continue stimulus; but there is one method their assistance with little pleasure, of putting an end to all unadvised and sometimes with considerable
mortification. I know instances Southey's Progress and Prospects of where individuals would prefer laying Society. Vol. I. p. 378. Vol. II. p. 307. down a ten-pound-note, rather than
scramble through the embarrassing discharge the necessary expenses, fatigues of the concern. By such a both for the day itself and for premeasure they would rather enrich a paratory materials; and they would charity than otherwise. Now if the have at least the satisfaction of majority of those who can really contributing to a good cause in afford to give money more than honest money, and without implifatigue and vexation,would adopt the cating themselves in the frivolities plan, they would save the sovereigns and inconsistencies of a secularized now deducted from the proceeds religion. I write from experience. of the sale and they sometimes
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by it. He wishes also to shew that Our respected author proceeds the doctrines of our beloved church
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deliver him, he looks up to heaven with ment and the Prophets of the Old, confidence, and rejoices in the everlasting Jesus Christ himself being the chief love of the Father of Mercies and God of corner-stone. Feeling assured that all comfort, who spared not his own Son, he has succeeded in this his wish fore with him also freely give us all things.
but gave him up for us all, and will thereand prayer, we confidently recom- 6 The difference between those who bemend his volume for private and lieve and those who deny this important family perusal.
doctrine is not merely of opinion, but of Since writing the above, we re
condition and hopes. The one is recon
ciled to God by the death of his Son; the collected the able, pious, and judi- other is at enmity with his Maker. The cious series of discourses on the one enjoys all the inestimable benefits of Thirty-nine Articles published about Christ's redemption ; the other is insensifour years since by the Rev. T. ceived the gift of the Holy Ghost; the
ble of their existence. The one has reWaite, D.D.; which, as we did not other has not so much as heard whether happen to review at the time, we there be any Holy Ghost.' The one has avail ourselves of this occasion to all the persons of the ever-blessed Trinity notice with the approbation it de.
united in promoting his peace and salva
tion; the other is without any assured serves. We rejoice to witness the interest in their favour. The hope of the increased and increasing attention one is full of immortality; clouds and of our clergy and laity to that ad. darkness overhang the future prospects mirable summary of Christian doc. of the other. trine the Articles of the Anglican charitably, for this faith once delivered to
"Contend earnestly' then, but not unChurch, which happily are now much the saints ;' strive to lead those you love better known than they were a few to embrace the same truth, and look upon years since, and form to churchmen is due to an erring brother ; above all, en
him who rejects it with the kindness that a standard of appeal, second only to deavour to have your own hearts more the unerring test of Divine truth. deeply impressed with a sense of your inWe copy the conclusion of Dr. finite obligations to each of the persons of Waite's first discourse, that on the the glorious Godhead, and let each receive
from you the adoration and gratitude to Trinity, which our readers may com
which he is so eminently entitled. To the pare with Mr. Hall's.
Father, who created you, unlimited love, ." A sincere belief of this important doc- veneration, and obedience, are due. To trine is a source of the highest hope and the Son, who has redeemed you, and consolation.
through whose compassionate mediation “ The foundation of practical piety must all the blessings of this life, as well as your be laid in a heartfelt conviction of the lost hope of immortality, are restored, you owe condition of mankind, the deliverance that the highest degree of gratitude and love ; has been wrought for us by the Son of him you must honour even as you honour God, and the blessings conferred upon us
the Father ; on his satisfaction you must by the communication of his Holy Spirit. rely for acceptance with God; to him you The Christian sees the three persons of
must go for the supply of your spiritual the ineffable Godhead united to accom
wants, and from him you will receive all plish the stupendous work of human re
needful grace and strength. From the demption, and to impart pardon, peace, efficacy of his influence, and that continual
Holy Spirit you must seek the renewing and hope, to men; and how bright a scene of joy and consolation immediately is ex
aid which is necessary to guide and suppanded to his view! God, the Father, he port you in the way of duty, and if you now contemplates as willing to be recon- would enjoy much of his light and inspiciled to bim through the satisfaction of ration, it must be sought by diligent prayer. his Son. God, the Son, he sees, having From those who ask in faith, his gracious by his own death purged our sins, for ever help will not be withheld ; and in all who seated at the right hand of the Majesty on sincerely desire to know God and to serve bigh; and through that divine power by Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the
him aright, may the grace of our Lord which he rules all worlds, and that infinite presence with which he fills all places, fellowship of the Holy Ghost, ever abun* able to save to the uttermost all that dantly be found.” come unto God by him.' God, the Holy Ghost, he beholds ready to shed his sacred influences on bis head, to fill his soul with
not being thereby set aside or disAppendix to the Second Edition of paraged, we make a wide distincthe History of the Jews, in the tion between this attempted soluFamily Library. London. 1830. tion, be it correct or not, and the
irreverent levity which shuts Provi. Professor Milman has subjoined dence out of the matter altogether, to the the Second Edition of his and makes the miracles a human History of the Jews an Appendix, juggle. It is in this respect that which, to our minds, aggravates Professor Milman's book is so highly rather than diminishes the original exceptionable. He relates a miraoffence of his treatise. He quotes cle of Moses, almost as he would Paley, Calmet, and several authors the trick of a pagan warrior or cited in the Family Bible of the legislator; so that the reader can Society for promoting Christian scarcely avoid inferring that they Kuowledge, to shew that the Old were equally politic arts, to overawe Testament is to be read with con. a superstitious people. Take an siderable abstinence of conclusion example; the very example, for in reference to alleged miracles, and instance, of the quails, one of those the character of those personages regarding which Mr. Milman cites who, says Professor Milman, are in parallel colums the Christian“ with superstitious reverence, one knowledge family Bible, and his and all, called the saints of the own volumes of the Family Library. Old Testament." Now, without at
Family Bible. Family Library. present discussing whether or not
“ God gave quails to “ Without hesilation the language of Paley, or Calmet, his people twice: once Moses promised an or the Christian knowledge Bible, short time after they tiful supply. In the is perfectly correct and justifiable, had passed the Red spring of the year, there is obviously an important Sea; and a second quails, migratory difference between a serious inquiry time, at the encamp. birus, pass in large conducted in a serious spirit, and ment called Kibroth- flocks over the Arafor a religious end; and the jocose, graves of sust. Both are very heavy on sceptical, and almost sarcastic lan- of these happened in the wing, and their guage with which Professor Milman the spring, when the line of fight depends has dressed up some of his narra.
quails pass from Asia much on the directives. We would make no excuse
into Europe. Then tion of the wind. A
they are found in cloud of these birds for the grievous sins of patriarchs, great quantities on was suddenly wasted or judges, or kings, and we the coasts of the over the camp of the perceive very important reasons why Red Sea and the Israelites, and fell they should have been recorded; by a wind, drove mense numbers.”
Mediterranean.God, around them in im. but though they are to be solemnly them within and denounced, they are not to be dealt about the camp of with in such a manner as to throw Israel ; and in this an air of ridicule over the sacred the miracle consist
ed, that they were page, nay, sometimes to contravene brought so seasonthe express testimony of Scripture ably to this place, in favour of the general character and in so great numof these very persons. And so with bers, as to suffice
two or three millions regard to the Old Testament mira.
of persons longer cles, we are not anxious to make than a month.— Calmiracles where none exist ; and if met.” any of the above writers attempt to Does not every reader perceive a shew, in a grave and serious spirit, striking difference between the two that it pleased God to make use of narratives : the one beginning with his own already appointed laws in “God gave quails to his people ;" creation to effect any special design, and the other, “ Without hesitation, the intervention of his providence Moses promised an immediate and