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young prince, and present him first, “ My happiest days were, when
he would find accceptance. Ac I rose at four o'clock for prayer ;;
cordingly he took the first orpur- and I wonld say it, to the praise
tunity he could to lay hold of the, and glory of God, I find it no cross
young prince, and approached his at this day (being in my eighty-
ofiended King with the child in his fourth year) to rise early to wait
arms which, when his Majesty upon God, no more than when I
saw, he could not refuse; but was thirty. O Lord, keep my soul
granted him both pardon and recon- awake, and athirst for thee! It has
ciliation, with complacency and both been my grief to see and feel
delight. This is what we poor sin- such deadness and dullness amongst
ders must do : - We must take the Christians."
child Jesus in the arms of our faith, May God revive his work in the
and present him to our great King: hearts of his people, and render the
Without this Prince of Peace we example of this eminently gracious
shall find no favour.

woman subservient to iti
“When I hear people say, If
we are faithful, and do our part,
God will to his, -it galls me : I

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DR. VANDERKEMP. and the whole troop immediately

fled. The Doctor now saw the ne. By Advices received from Hol. cessity of retreating to the fort ;. land, it appears that Dr. Vander- and accordingly removed thither on kemp was attacked, soon after set, October 1. tling at Bota's Place, near Algoa Notwithstanding these severe Bay, with an intermittent fever, trials, the work of the Lurd prose followed by a severe rheumatism, pered. In August and Sept. there by which he was confined to his was a general conviction of sin, and bed for eleven months; but that a sincere desire for Christ mani. Mr. Read, his colleague, was en. • fested, especially among the chil abled to proceed with his Mission- dren. " The number of enlightary work, amidst many difficulties, ened,” says the Doctor, “increased and not without success. Before from time to time; and many are the British Governor, General Dun- touched by the preaching of the das, left the Cape, he paid a visit word, and the example of others. to the Doctor ; and advised him to Long before day-light, several go remove from Bota's Place, on ac, into the woods, where, approachcount of the imminent danger to ing them silently, you may hear which he would be exposed, from their fervent prayers,' &c. the plundering Hottentots, when In the month of May last, his the garrison shonld be withdrawn). Excellency Governor Jansen (the The Doctor answered, That he new Dutch Governor) paid them a hoped to remain faithful to the call visit ; and persuaded them to leave of God; and that if he knew that that situation. He condescended, his continued residence there would himself, to search out a proper cost him his life, and he could save spot for a new settlement; concernit by leaving the people, he should ing which the Doctor says (May not fear to offer it for the sake of 30, 1803) “We have to-day ob. the least child among them. Bro- tained from the Governor the place ther Read concurred in the same which he had chosen for us, and resolution. The Governor then named it "he Village of Bethel. left with him an am; le store of pro. The small congregation at Algoa visions, and wished in to retire Bay was not dispered, as might into the jortress; wlich, however, have been feared, by the attacks of the Ductor declined at that tiine.

the belligerent powers: the work Alout a week after the departure of God is still preserved, and inof the English from that quarter, creases there ; while it is sincerely 'th Missionarics, and their com- hoped that Bethel may prove a perpary, of about 160 persons, were manent and fruitful Missionary set. attacked in the middle of a dark tlement. night, by a troop of lurdering Larger Accounts of these reHottentots, who fired at ihem filtymarkable events may be expected times, and took away all ileir in the Tenth Number of the MisCaitle. All neervoills to picity sionary Transactions; which will them were fruitles); and messer- probably appear in the course of a ger, ulio Hent 10 intreat them, few weeks. was shot in the leg. Their intention (emed to be, to kill the Mis

Missionary Society, sion rie and their people. Coinpelled to act upon the defensive,

as misrepresented in France, some of the latter tred at the assail- The following article is one of the ants, but without taking any aim. most curions that we ever preThey fired only twice; but one of sented to our readers. It is well the balls killed the enemy's Chief; known, that, a few years ago, ihe Missionary Society was stigma- have formed the design to have tized in a certain virulent publi- Missionaries also. cation, as hostile to the Govern- " According to a Journal printed ment of this country; but a at Lausanne, entitled, “ The Voice charge of a very contrary nature of Religion to the Nineteenth Cenis now brought forward, in a tury.” it appears, there are in EngPaper called Le Journal des De- land two Societies for the propagabats, published in Paris ; the sa- tion of the Christian faith: - The gacious writer of which pretends One English; the cther composed to have discovered, that the so- of English and Scotch Presbyteri. ciety is nothing more than a po. ans, Episcopalians, Methodists, litical engine, employed by the Puritans, &c.

There is also anBritish Ministry io 'strengthen other, formed on the same plan their interest in the several coun. and with the same object, at Edin-' tries to which the Missionaries burgh. There is also one in Engare sent. We extract the follow. land, principally occupied in Green. ing passages:

land;

and another, which has

distributed about 800,000 Religious Societé des Missions, etablié en

Tracts; and attempted to make Angleterre.

proselyres of the French prisoners, “The English, always ready to among whom they have distributed take the advantage of our misfur- many Tracts, &c. tunes and our mistakes, have occue “Before the treaty of Ainiens, pied themselves for some time past, they had concerted the praject of in organizing Missions for their im- having some cunfidential persons in niense possessions in Asia, Africa, France for the same object; and and America. No one can doubt when the treaty was concluded; that this is entirely a political spe- they sent over three ministers and culation; and that their sole design one' merchant, charged to second is to attach to them more firmly, by these views. On their return, these means of their Missionaries, the four Missionaries presented to the new nations which they reduce Society a Report of their Journey, every day under their dominion. which is printed, and which led to They know full well, that every the adoption of the following meaChristian they make in those dis

- [Here follow the Resolusions tant countries will be an English- of the Society; and a general Account man the more, and an enemy the of the different Missions 10 Otaheite, less. They have not forgotten the Africa, America, Ceylon, &c.] services which the French Mission- • These details fully prove that aries in China rendered to Lord England is at last occupied with an Macartney, in his einbassy to Pe. object to which she has hitherto kin; and the gratitude he testified appeared indifferent; and one canto them in the account of his jour. not but ask her, How this spirit of ney. They know all that the religious proselytism has reached her French Missionaries have done for so late? 'We are far from thinking the honour and benefit of their that these Propaganda of London country; the discoveries both in and Edinburgh will ever rival that astronomy and geography for which of Rome. We think the Episcowe are indebted to them. They palians too lordly erer to take up krow that in proselyting to Chris. the trade of our poor Franciscan tianity the savages of Ainerica, our friars. The Meiludists are too Missionaries have cleared the shores dry, and too much lack that uncwhich have proved nurseries for tion of piety so necessary to success cur commerce; and that, in fine, in persuasion, ever to work great if we have conquered our colonies marvels in this way; and, in the by our arms, we have attached doctrine of Puritans and Presbytethem to us by our religion. We rians, there is tow much philosocannot doubt that it is on these pa. phical alloy for them ever to mani. Jutical considerations the English test a very strong desire to water,

sures:

with their sive'at or their blood, the remarkable in Versailles, Maving land's of either the south or the never seen any thing of the kind Borth *. But whatever we may before, I was the more siruck with think of this information, or of their the siglit of it; and yet Versailles success, it is easy for any coe, who is much inferior to what it was knows it dominant spirit of our during the life of the king, for English rivals, to see that, in all many parts of it are going to dethis, they only second the English cay; and in the front court grass Ministry; and that this new Miss grows already. Sic transit gloria sionary Society is not forned so mundi, – “ Thus the glory of this much for the extension of the king- world fades away." dom of Christ, as for extending the At Paris, my attention was partiempire of the British Leopard, who cularly engaged by, hereby only seeks to unite all his 1. The library ; together with moral and physical powers, the bet. the hall, containing a collection of ter to hold in his grasp all his dis- antiquities, an Egyptian inummy, tant conquests."

and a great number of Heathen idols. When contemplating the

latter, the description of St. Paul, Extracts from a Journal of a in Rom. i. 23-26, recurred to my

recent Tour through Partinind with peculiar force. of francı, Switzerland, und

2. The incomparable pictures Germany.

gallery, where the finest master

pieces, both in sculpture and paint[Continued from our last ]

ing, are to be seen. Here are not My stay in Paris for a week was only paintings of every descriprendered 'very agreeable and in- tion, landscapes, cattie-pieces, porstructive, by the conversation of traits, historical paintings, represome friends from Switzerland, sentations of Heathen mythology, whom I met with; and who also and of Romish superstition; but pointed out to me whit was most likewise master-pieces of Scripture. worthy of observation. Paris af. history, which are most admira. fords many interesting objects to a ble. I was both delighted and ediman of reficction, as well as plenty fied with the contemplation of so o 'ood for a man of pleasure. many exquisite pictures, represent. Whatever art and luxury has in- ing ille crucitixion of our Lord, vented to gratify the senses, is there his being taken down from the to be met with in the greatest vae cross, as luid in the grave, as rising siety and perfection. The Bonie from the dead, and as appearing vards, the Elysian Fields, the to judgment. That master-piece Thuilleries, the grand palaces of of Raphael, ' 1 he Transfiguration St.Cloud and Versailles, with their of Christ on the Mountain,' was beautiful gardens and works of likewise among them. I could art, present to the eye a variety of mention miny other pieces, but it' the mo.t charming scenes which na- would lead me too far : I will only ture or art can produce. It would make this general observation, That yraune several day's to take a com- when comparing thie finest produce plete view of every thing that is tions of art, on Heathen and Chris

*“ Nous rencons que les Frisenpaux sont de trop grands seigneurs pour se determiner a faire le metier de cos pauvres Franciscains; que les Methodistes sont trop sees, et marquent trop de cette orcior de pele, si necessaire au succes de la persuasion, pour se proiniitre beaucoup de marveilles en ce genre ; et qu'il y a dans la doctrme des Puritains et des Presbyteriens prop d'alliaye philusophique, pour qui jamais ils aient une bien forte envie d'aroser de curs sucurs ou de lour sang, soit les terres australes, soit les bords hyperbordeens." +

+ It is evident that the writer is grossly ignorant of the various religious deromicze tions of this couniry. By ihe Methodists, lic inearis the Quakers, whina he calls Me. ihodises, from their precision in methed; and he falscly supposes, that the l'unicans, or Dissentors, arc all Socinian Presbyterianis, Gr disciples of Dr. I'riestley:

tian subjects, I could not but con- of man in a thousand ways! How gratulate myself on my being a astonishingly wonderful are the dif. Christian. The bare view of the ferent classes of animals constructa Heathen deities, represented in the ed! What strength in some, swiftmost shameful attitudes and ac- ness in others! What dread do tions, is calculated to infiame the some inspire, and yet they must mind with ideas of the vilest na- yield to the superiority of human ture. On the contrary, the soul is wisdom and contrivance! How inspired with the purest sentiments just is the exclamation of the and noblest resolutions, on behold- Psalinist: “ O Lorů, how nuanifold ing our Redeemer in his sutierings; aie thy works! in wisdom hast thou his humble and pious Mother, the made them all; - the earth is full meekness of St. John, a penitent of thy riches !" Magdalen, Peter weeping bitterly, 4. I look a view of the magnifi. Cornelius in the attitude of prayer; cent liospital for invalids, and of the Saul suddenly converted,' when cluurch belonging to it, which is breathing out threatenings, and most deserving of notice; but ny slaughter ; or a primitive Christian feelings revolted at the inscription suffering mrtyrdom for Christ's over the entrance: Timple cu sake. Indeed, as every thing is Vars, - Temple of Mars;' shoesliable to be abused, paintings and ing that it was devoted to a Heathen images have likewise been sudly Deity. The whole church is hung abused, to the exclusion of the with ensigns, taken by the French worshipping of God in spirit and in from almost all natiuis; and with truth; and made she instruments of paintings, representing buities and gross idolatry. Bint the abuse of a victories gained by the French Ge. thing is no argoment against its pro- nerals, This sight gave me more peruse. I will only add, that not- pain than pleasure, which may exwithstanding the person, the cha- sily be accounted for, We then asTacter, and tlie sufferings of the cended, by a winding staircase, to Redeemer are expresed in so beati. thie top of this church, froin tiful and striking a manner by the whence we had a most extensive pericil of those celebrated artists, view, not only of Paris, but also of sull there is something wanting,

all the surrounding country, which which is upattainable by any human attints an enchaning prospect. My art; and this has been strongly telt bowels were moved with compass by the most skiltid masters, who sion, when reflecting on tie ime, have candidly acknowledged how mente multitude of sins and singers, Very far they tell short of the divine in this great capital; and my soul original

poured out that petition, — “ Thy 3. I was also highly interested kingdom come." and entertained with viewing the With regud to the present state botanical gardens, the cabinet of of religion and inorality, it is liardly natural curiosities, and the coilec. possible to form a just idea during tion of wild beasts.

so short a stay. As to dress, I met If in the picture gallery we are

with more decoruin than I exa led to admire the works of human pected. With respect to the celeart, here we are struck with still bration of Sunday, the constrast is greater admiration of the Divine indeed great, between London and Architect, displayed in the varios Paris. To the toriner, a more geneproductions of the animal, vegeta- ral quietness and devotion prevails; ble, and mineral kingdoms. Wiat nearly ali tratti and dilly labour is a nultiplicity of ditterent species of suspended, and external order and earti, stones, and ores! What a cecorum are greatly promoted by mixture of colours! How gradu. the laws of the country. All this I ally do they ascend from the meaner found widery different in Paris: classes to those which are more As soon as I awoke in the morning, noble and precious! What an my ears were saluted by the cries abundant store of plants and trees, of sellers and buyers; many shops all provided for the use and pleasure were opened, the same as cu'a werte

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