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tin, embrace a number of subjects, particularly pleased with the third and assume a variety of forms, Essay; but missed a line at the from the Sacred Ode to the Moral bottom of page 155, which, as it Epigrain. Our grave readers may destroys the sense, we shall endeathink some of the subjects too tri. vour to supply ; nor is this diffing; but it is surely the mark of a ficu!t, as it is a quotation from pious mind, to draw moral and re- Scripture. The line dropped apligious improvement from the most pears to be [perish, but have common incidents of life; because everlasting life.” Behold, we may] it shews that, though our frail faculties cannot always be occupied in sublime contemplations, the Fugitive Pieces, intended principally mind has an evident bias toward

for the Use of Schools. By W. B. the best things. As a specimen of

Collyer. 12mo, 25. 6d. bound; Mn. Jefferson's manner and num.

Fine Paper, boards, 35. bers, we subjoin two or three of his skorier pieces, as best adapted to ONE object of a Review should

be to foster rising genius; and one The Inattentive Worshipper.

of the most pleasing tasks of a Re.

viewer, is to encourage early at. does, 'is true, repair tempts, where there is a prospect Each Sabbath to the house of pray'ı: of future excellence. The pieces

So far we may commend. before us give us this pleasure. But to be seen is all her care ;

They display indeed luxuriance of Myrtilla may the trouble spare, fancy and of language, which might Her portrait let her send.

provoke the censure of a severe Teachable Scholars.

critic; but time will prune redund.

ances, and mature the genuine fruits “ Thus spake Phythagoras,” his scholars

of genius; whereas, where the fancy said, And all tis laws were constantly obey'd.

is steril, and the language dry and “ Thus saith the Lord,” should Christ's insipid, nothing but dulness can be disciples say,

expected in future life. And to his better laws obedience pay. These pieces, we should farther

remark, are addreşsed by a young Christian Forgiveness.

author to those who are still younger "I will be even with my bitterest foe," than himself; and the manner in Revenge exclaims, and then returns the which they are written, is certainly blow

adapted to captivate their atten“ I'll be superior," should the Christian say, tion; while the spirit of affection, And kind Forgiveness readily display.

sympathy, and piety displayed in Comparison of Hopes.

thein, must gratify every serious

reader. The subjects of the Es, "There still is hope," the Worldling crics, " While there is life and breath.'

says are much diversified, as will The Christian looks beyond the skies,

appear by the following list : And hopes for life in death!

Resignation, The Storm, Friends

ship, Spring, Benevolence, SumNature and Grace.

mer, The Power of Religion in " Poets are such by birth, 'is said ;

Death, Altumn, On Misspending Nor can by rules of art be made :

Time, Winter, On Family Cone But not by birth do Christians shine,- tention, The Death of Christ, The They are made such by grace divine.” Morning Walk, The Desolations of

Time, Parental Expectations blasta The Four Essays are on the fol- ed. By way of specimen, we select lowing subjects : 1. Physico. The following exiràct, because it is Theological Reflections on a High in season : - 2. On the Conduct of

SPRING. Calvin, in the Affair of Servetus; 3. On our blessed Lord's weep

“ The tempests of winter are ing at the Grave of Lazarus; 4.

blown ; and Spring advancing, her radiant On Gratitude. Of these, we were

brow encircled with a wreath of Howers,

Nnno

Wind;

over Stems

smiles upon the expecting earth. Her simple comprehension of divine breath is sweet as the balmy breezes of the truths, and the ingenuity with morning; her robe couprizes the varie- which the subject is enforced. gated colours of ihe rainbow ; and her

“ The texe" (Prov. xxiii. 15) says countenance is bright as the splendors the preacher," is the language of the East, when she opens the gates of the Heaven, of parents, of instructors, morning before the chariot of the Sun.

and of ministers." A few verses “Wherever she treads, Creatiou smiles: are added, of which the two fiist, flowers s;ring under her feet; and the more particularly, discover a musi. trees put forth their tender buds." The cal ear and a poetic imagination. Snowdrop bends bar lovely head to the moist earth ; and the Yellow Crocus, yet The Mute Cliristian under the wet with the dew of Heaven, gently and

Smarting Rod, c. By the Rey. gradually opens her swelling bosom io the

Thomas Brooks. With a Reconi. pearly dros, expecting the warm and vivilyiog rays of the rising son. The lovely

nicndatory Preface, by the Rev. Mr. Violet exhales her fragrance to the air,

Ball. 24mo, 15. 6d. while she cover's her head, from the heat, If the sale of a book be its best under the shadow of her own leaves. Al recommendation, this small volume ready the Priinrose half displays her mo

needs but little said in its favour, dest bloom, partly hidden under a tuft of foliage; and the Polyanthus expands her having passed thirough fifty editions. sober, yet beautiful dies to the soft breezes We are glad, however, to see it reof the Spring. As she passes, she throw's printed, as there are few books in from her ample lap the later towers; and the English language better calcu. the Dahodil and the Auricula unfold their lated to support the afflicted and fair colours to the opening morning. disconsolate.

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“ The birds hail the approach and the The Nonconformist's Memorial; advance of Spring with lively joy; and

being an Account of the Lives, Sufutter, enraptured, the sweetly - breathing notes of love. “ The voice of the turtle

ferings, and printed Works of 2000 is heard in our land;” and the monoton

Ministers, pjected by the Act of Unious bird of this season throws her liollow formity in 1666. Originally writvoice to the gale. The mild beams of the trn by Edmund Calamy, D.D. rising sun dance upon the surface of the Abridged, corrected, and methodized, Jake, whose broad expansive bosoin re• cvith many additional Antcaloies, and flects the golden glories of the dawning several Now Lives, by S. Palmer. day. The sbowers descend genile as the Second Edition, Three Volumes, with dews of Heaven; and the face of Nature

Heads of the Principal Divines, to smile through a trar." The Rainbow streiches her ample arch across

chiefly from Original Pictures.

ib. 85. 60. boards. the blue concavity of Heaven ; while her luxuriant colours, sweetly blended toge

This new edition of a Work alther, confirm the divine promise, and ready well knou n and in high eswrite, in varied hues,“ Good-will to men. teem, particularly among DissentLovely is thy approach, o Spring, our notice.

crs, has already too long escaped

The chief additions fairest daughter of the Year, waliing, pow inserted are from scarce fune. with thy caily Záphyrs tranquillity to the mind that contemplates thy rising farewell-sermons of the ministers

ral-scrmons and lives, - from the beauties ! Thy mild aspect speaks the bencficence of the Eternal Creator. His

ejected, from Cotton Mather's “ tenderness and love” are wristen by

History of New England, and every sun-beam,

are displayed in every from MS. papers and original re. flower, are wafred on every whispering cords. breath of air! May we dwell for ever in The nature of this Work, and his presence, where uninterrupted Spring the variety of Anecdotes it contains, reigos through endless ages, and smiles

renders it highly interesting and with unfading splendor !".

entertaining. Beside the additional To these Essays is added, A Ser- matter inserted, the whole has been mon to Young People ; in which very carefully revised and consider. we particularly admire the brief and ably improved. It is also band.

somely printed, and the embellish- yoer real benefit. Were these truths ments are in a very superior style. throughly believed, and frequently coaThe plates are all new; and many sidered, what a happy change would folof the Portraits have, not been be

low in the temper, conversation, and confore engraved.

duct of mankind! But alas ! many neglect, or forget them. I have somewhere read of an excellent preacher, who de

scribed the awiul solemnities of the final Sermons, preached on interesting Subjects; including the Service of Tavo judgment with such pathetic strains of

eloquence, and in a manner so moving, Communi! n - Sabbaths, according to that some of his audience burst forth in the Usage of the Church of Scotland. loud exclainations, as if the Judge had By Robert Macculloch, Minister himself appeared, announcing the decisive of the Gospel at Dairsie, Author of sentence. In the height of the commoLectures on the Prophecies of Isaiah, tion, the preacher bade them restraiu their &c. I 2m0, 35.6d.; Fine Paper, 45.

tears and cries; for he had one thing more :

to add, the most astonishing of all. It. THESE Discourses, unlike many was this, That within a quarter of ar others we are called to review, hour, the impression of those great events, truly answer to their title. The which they now felt, would vanish; and pious author has treated his inte- they would return home unaffected by resting topics in a very interesting them, to those sensible objects that com.

monly engrossed their attention. - May inanner, We were particularly the Lord God keep for ever the subject of pleased with his pointed addresses which we have been treating in the imato the conscience, in the second, gination of the thoughts of your hearts, third, and fourth Sermons, on the

and cause it to bring forth de fruits of Enormity of Men's Transgressions, holy living; and to him, through Jesus - the Insufficiency of Excuses to Christ, be praise, and honour, and glory! extenuate them, - and the Equity Amca.” of God's Dispensations.

If we might express a wish on the choice of subjects, one of the Communion- LITERARY NOTICES. services should have been omitted, for the sake of as great a variety of ton Square, has in the press a work,

Mr. Parkinson, Surgeon, of Hox. topics as possible, which, in a single which is intended for publication volume, seems so obvious, that we

next month, entitled, “ Organic wonder it escaped the worthy all

Remains of the former World dis. thor. We, however, cordially re- played ;” wherein the Mosaic accommend this volume as plain, count of the Deluge will be shewn pious, practical, and powerful, from

to agree pertectly with the present the argumentative strain of most of the Discourses; and pray for the appearances of our globe. divine blessing to accompany their

A New Edition is also in the perusal. Since the setting of the press, of Claude's valuable Essay great Northern Star, the late Dr. “On the Compositiou of a Ser.. Erskine, whose two volumes of mon,'' as translated by the late Nir. Discourses are full of ideas, both Robinson, of Cambridge; with his brilliant and solid, we have not read Notes, revised by a Divine of the a more edifying volume than the Church of England. To be compresent.

As a short specimen of prized in One Volume, Svo, the author's pointed manner, we The Rev. Samuel Browne, of give the following extract, which Yadley, Hants, has issued Propocontains a striking anecdote, and sals for publishing by Subscription concludes the volume :

an Allegorical Work, in the form “ I have now finished what I proposed

of Dialogue, entitled, The Travels on this subject; and though the account

of Seektruth ; in 12mo, price 35. 6d. I have given you connes far short

It will be put to press as suon as Iruth, yet what you have now heard, may, the number of Subscriptions will through the divine blessing, conduce to admit,

the

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

Extract from the Report of the mately crowned with success. The

Direciors to the Tenth Ge- Directors wait the arrival of the neral Meeting of the Mis Journals, which may be expected

to contain such information of the sionary Society *, May 9, actual state of this Mission, as may 10, and il, 1904.

greatly assist their judgment as to The footsteps of Divine Provi. the means of promoting its future dence, in the government of the

interests. world at large, are traced with de

AFRICA. yout attention by every real Chriszlan ; but those events, which are

The whole Society has abundant visibly connected with the exten

cause for joy and thankfulness, that sion of the Saviour's kingdom a.

ever their attention was directed to mong men, and the salvation of the wretched inhabitants of South those who had 110t heard his nanie, Africa; so many of whom have been are observed with the most diligent turned from “ darkness to light, and atiectionate regard. To those and from the power of Satan unto who are the subjects of the great

God." Redeemer, the interests of pure

In the last Report, the Directors and vital godliness are inexpressibly

were only able to state concerning dear; and the smallest advances brother Kicherer, that his labours towards the establishment of his had been attended with considerable gracious reign, where Satan ruled

success. Since that time, informain Pagan darkness, must be pleas- tion was received from Rotterdam, ing in the highest degree. In this that he had arrived Mere, accom. view, the Directors of the Mission- panied by three members of his ary Society indulge a hope, that the Hottentot congregation. Upondue Report which they have now the enquiry by the Society in Holland, honour to make, will present to its ard the statement which Mr. K. Members the path which they have offered of his reasons and motives, irodden during the past year, suflici. the Directors could not but cor, ently marked with mercies to excite dially approve of his conduct; and their thankfulness to our gracious therefore invited him to an intera Lord, and to invigorate their holy view with them in London, togezeal in pursuing the grand object ther with the African strangers. of the Institution.

An opportunity to behold and

converse with some of the first. OTAHEITE.

fruits of the Missionary Society's It would have afforded great sa. labours in Africa, and to hear thein tisfaction to the Directors, to have declare, with their own lips, “ the been able to announce to the So. wonderful works of God," afforded ciety any important information from a new and unequalled kind of satisthis distant quarter of the globe; faction and delight. It was afiect. bui, during last year, only income ing, in no common degree, to hear plete parts of the Journal of the these dear people, themselves reMissionaries have come to hand. cently delivered from the power of They have, however, lately been darkness, earnestly pleading in be. favoured with the welcome tidings half of the Heathen world at large, of Ure complete restoration of trane and of their own countrymen in par. quillity. From this kind interpo- ticular. A few sentences to this sition of Divine Providence, we effect will not be deemed impertiare encouraged to hope, that the

One of the Hottentot wopatient and persevering labours of men thus expressed herself:“What our faithful brethren will be ulti. a pity, what a sin it is, that you

nent.

This Report, for the convenience of Distribution, was printed previously to the Meeting

not

(Europeans) who have for so many tude, which we were once ready to years enjoyed, in great abundance, hope would, ere this, have bright. the heavenly bread, should keep it ened more aild more on our view, all to yourselves, and not spare one but which the renewal of hostilities little crumb to the millions of has covered for the present with a poor Heathen;" adding, “that you gloomy cloud. The Society will may depend upon it, that you recollect, that the New Testament should not have the less for your- of our Lord and Savior Jesus selves, by giving some to them; Christ has been printed in France; but that the Lord Jesus would bless and measures were adopted for disyoul, and give you the more !” She persing that holy book, and the also observed, That could we but Essay on its Authenticity, throngiconceive fully of the miserable site out every part of that country, and ation of the Hottentots, we would its dependencies. The Old Testicertainly feel more compassion for ment also was printing, and in a them. She expressed her humble state of forwaruness, previous to the thanks to the English people for breaking out of the war. The Di. sending Missionaries among them ; rectors inciuige a hope, that the but intreated them earnestly to pro- former is, in some degree, silently ceed further in this good work, the diffusing its salutary influence in Lord having opened an effectual that barren land : and although the door, and there being yet so many political state of the two countries thousands who know the has made it expedient for us to susLord t. When taking leave of the pend our intercourse with France, congregation, she said, “ The last yet it may be hoped, that the thing I would say is, o pray for printing of the whole Scriptures poor Heathen!"

will be etrected by a Society on the It was the earnest wish of the Continent, actuated by views simiDirectors, that Mr. Kicherer and lar with our own; and who are his friends might return to Africa not, like us, prohibited from this as soon as possible, to resuine his good work by a state of warfare usetul labours, and to refresh the with that country. This circumhearts of his pour people, who stance also puts it out of our power parted with him in extreme regret, to represent so particularly, as and who fully expected to see him might otherwise be done, the real in the month of March ; but insu- state of the Protestant cause thereperable difficulties, arising from the in. We have, however, reason to renewal of hostilities, have hitherto believe that, in the course of the prevented this desirable event: it past year, a considerable number of is hoped, however, that a suitable Protestant congregations have been conveyance in a neutral vessel may, supplied with pastors, in different ere long, be provided.

parts of the republic; and that an The same carise has operated to increasing bias, in favour of that interrupt their intercourse with Dr.

cause, appears among the people. Vanderkemp, no direct advices

NOKTH AMERICA. having been received from him. Through the medium, however,

The Directors will now proceed of the Dutch Society, who have briefly to mention the circumstances been inore successful in obtaining of the Society's Missions in North his lecters, intelligence of a very

America. interesting nature has been lately

Mr. Bentom still resides at Que. received 1.

bec, where he has sustained consi

derable opposition from persons FRANCE.

'who tear the Christian naine ; and The Directors next advert to a who have prevailed on so

some of his Missionary object of great magni- less serious hearers to withdraw

+ Several additional labourers are intended to accompany Mr. Kicherer to Africa. We omit the account of thein for want of room.

: This also we omit, as the most material paris of the account have already apeared iz osr Magazins.

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