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The author appears to have been detestable rites; or Mahometans, induced to fix on this subject, on sunk in sloth and sensuality. He account of the difficulty of procur. next mentions the unnumbered mula ing an adequate number of compe- titudes inhabiting much injured tent Missionaries, especially among Africa ; nations yet unvisited by our own countrymen, by several of avarice or ambition; and also their the Societies instituted for this int. brethren in slavery in the West 111. portant object. After dwelling dies. And here he contrasts the on the fewness of the labourers at benevolent preachers of the gospel first, he says, “ The zeal, the cou. among the latter, who consent to rage, the compassion for perishing fire as slaves themselves, for the sinners, cannot be so low at present purpose of evangelizing them, with as it was when Christ died on the the slave-holders of those islands :

Believers are immensely“ they seem not to be of the same

cross. more

numerous; and prejudices species ; certainly, in one sense, cannot be strong and general they are not of the same nature." against his cause, nor can the minds He closes this head, honever, with ut men be so repugnant to the work, an encouraging thought:-" I feel the danger, and hardship of at. a confidence in giving it as my opie tempting to evangelize the Gen. nion, grounded on careful examind tiles, as at that cusis. Who then tion, that these prophecies (refercan say, but that within a few years, ring to the profiel Daniel and er even months, hundreds, yea, John) will soon begin to be accomthousands of labourers, like the plished; and that within two or first Evangelists, may be sent forth three centuries at must,

" the earth into the harvest ?"

shall be filled with the glory of the In the prosecution of the subject, Lord, as the waters cover the sea. Mr. Scott considers, 1. The large- He proceeds, secondly, to con. ness of the harvest. zdly, The sider the small number of the la. small number of labourers. 3dly, bourers, - men who deserve the The duty and efficacy of prayer: in name, particularly in the Gentile this behalf.

world. « View Asia, with her im. Under the first of these particu. mense population! A few Mission. lars, he observes, that every us- aries, sent by different Societies in converted sinner on earth, viewed England and on the Continent, have in connexion with the go-pel, and been, and are zealously and ably the command of Christ to his dis. endeavouring to evangelize the ciples to preach it to every creature, Hindoos and others; but what are and the hope that he may be cun- these compared with the sphere of verted and saved, should be consi. their activity? The vast regions of dered as a part of the harvest. He China and Japan, perhaps, without takes an affecting view of the state a single labourer.” “I fear that of things anong ourselves, then of a! the faithful labourers in Asia the vast proportion of professed would little more than suffice for Christians, who sull support the the adequate religious instruction tottering cause of the papal. Anti- of one of the largest counties in this christ; then of the reformed and little island."--Our limits will not Protestant churches; then of the allow us to enlarge. We earnestly poor, pitiable, and yet generally wish that those coid-hearted pró. unpitied Jews, whom he supposes fessors, who have never yet lent a may now be more numerous than in helping hand to the cause of Mis the days of Solomon. He hints at sions, would candidly peruse these the populous regions of China, pages; and if then they feel not for Tartary, Japan, and Hindustan; in perishing sinners, we can only say, short, all the continent of Asia, How dwelleth the love of God containing perhaps four 'hundred in them!" millions of inhabitants, dying, yet These premi-es admitted, must immortal ; sinners, yet generally prepare the mind of the reader for without the means of grace ; idola- the third part of the subject, The #rs, with thei bloody sacrifices and duty and efficacy of prayer on this



behalf. After shewing that this is the reader will not find the subject more evidently and entirely the exhausted. Every year produces Lord's work than any thing in the new thoughts on that same import, whole undertaking, and pointing ant business, which, we trust, will out the difficulties and hardships grow in the esteem of pious men, which deter many from missionary and acquire addicional assistance, services, he offers the following re.

the extending mark:

There is, in general, sphere of missionary exertions. too small a proportion by far of supplication or intercession, in the devotions of Christians in the pre

The Believer's Justification; or, sent day. Selfishness set is even

the Lord Jesus Christ the Lord

Ertracted to infect our religion : we seek

our Righteousness. comfort, and, perhaps, sanctifica.

from the Sermons of Ob. Greve, tion for ourselves, the company,

D. D. formerly Minister at Coveza and our particular circle; bui, ex


12190, 4.1. cept on particular occasions, we are We think it our duty peculiarly not apt to enlarge, to multiply our to encourage and commend those petitions, and till our mouths with who endeavour to furnish the poor argoments, in pleading for our fel. with evangelical books upon their low.Christians and fellow-sinners own terms;

- a double portion of throughout the world.”

their blessing will fall on the head This important hint cannot be too of the Editor of this excellent Ex. seriously considered. We shall only tract (Mr. J. A. Knight) for this, add a paragraph at the cluse of the and other attempts of the same na. discourse, which, we fear, is appli. ture, small in bulk and in price, cable to many persons why are too

but rich with gospel truth. indifferent to the salvation of the Heathen to read Missionary Ser. mons. “ A thought, at this mo

The Death of Eusebius. By James ment, darts across my mind, which


12m0, 61. gives nie pain and discouragement. This little production is design. There are, I know, even religionis cd, like the articles in our Obitu. persons, apparently so at least, who ary, to exemplify the power of re: disipprove the design, and endea- ligion in death. 'Eusebius is reprevour to dump the ardour of those sented as a useful Christian in lite, engaged in it; or, at least, cannot and a triumphant believer in its concur in any plan tilla sort of Uto. closing scene. In the narrative of pian perfection, according to their his dying experience, the author has notions, can le discerned in the judiciously interwoven some very plans and in the managers of the suiking incidents; and has successo business.

I shall only say, that fully repelleu, by an unanswerable had such notions generally pre- strain or reasoning, the infidelity of Vuiled in our Lord's days, and in the physician who attended him. subsequent ages,

we should now The effect of the representation is laave been Idoluters; if, in the time considerably augme::ied by the paof Luther, and his successors in re. thetic manner in which it is comformation, we also must have con. posed, and the exhibition it affords tinued Papists. - Join your efforts, of domestic affection. — The profit at least, with some of our Socie. is intended to be distributed among ties; and let us have your prayers the religious poor at Wilton. for them all."

We have contented ourselves with merely an Analytical Review A Funeral Sernion, occasioned by the of these discourses; we forbear, as

Death of the late Rev. Joseph usual, to decide on the merit of Priestley, LLD. &c. By the Revi their composition. We think, how. Timothy Priestley. Svo, u. ever, they will not be less acceptable " For me," says the author of to the religious world than any of this Discourse, in his preface to it, the discourses of preceding ar s. 6 to be silent on the death of a brother, would undoubtedly appear to his brother, " I should never like disrespect; and might probably fear offending any man; I would be construed either as cowardice or speak the truth at the risk of dishonesty." In the Sermon, which frowns fiom a whole congregation." is grounded upon Joha xvii. 4, the This anecdote, and several inore concluding paragraphis alone relate among those which are annexed to to the death of Dr. P. of which an the Sermon, may properly remind account was given in one of our for- evangelizal preachers of a well mer Numbers. We extract them, known adage, Fas est et ab hoste ilo. as exhibiting ihe sentiments of one ceri. It appears that Dr. P. was who best knew the deceased, and always studious and active; and, who highly valued his moral cha- when a child, was seriously disposructer, while he strenuously op- ed. He derived his aversion to posed his doctrinal views.

Calvinisin from listening, when very “ Curiosity has brought numbers to young, to'the objections which two hear what I say ut his eternal state. This minister:, of Baxterian sentiments, I say, — not one in Heaven, nor on the made again t some parts of that road to that happy world, will be more system. At the academy, under glad to find him there than myself. But Dr. Ashworth, he seems to have I fear, the manner ot his departure may be concealed his real sentiments, and - the rain of many who are far from being to have vainly endeavoured to do devoied to religion, especially those who have none at ais. One would suppose these he administered. Most of the aneca

so in the first congregation to which imagine they can get to Heaven by prais. ing others

. You must walk in the path, dutes detailed by Mr. P. though or you will never reach that heavenly city unconnected and desultory, are inwhere the godly dwell. Many have I teresting. One of them we shall beard say,' on, that I had been so happy cite, on account of the manner in as to have had a personal acquaintance which it has been controverted in with hun!' I have answercu, “ Your other periodical publications. swearing and vain conversation would not make him desiious of your acquaintance.”

“ One time when he was at Warringe “ Mauy would be very cautious how

on, the tutor in divinity, my brother, and they sprak of the manner of any inan's

1, 5peni an afternoon wgeuner.

versation turned upon those surpriziot dying, were they more aware how they betray unpardonable ignorance. Do you

changes we had known ia severai who had ever read the wori of God? See how the

been, like his uncle, brought to embrace death of the common wicked world is

religion in the space of a few hours; and there described ! " There are no bonds in

how these lived happily, and, at duath, Their deaths, but their strength is firm

triumpled over the king of wrrors. The “When I consider that the praise and

furor was renarkably atfected, and, turn. glory of free-grace is that which God ing to my brother, said, “ If these things principally designs; and that we find, ia

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are true, this is something inore than phia divine revelariin, sonre of the chiefest of.

losophy.” My brother answered, ' Prae: fenders have been singled out and made

it eve: God had a people under the Heaof mercy, — such as Ma.

V¢15, the persons alluded to were men as passeh, Paul, and uthers; and also, that

God." My brother being called over she he wlio cau create a worlu in a moment,

way to meet some Gentlemen, desired me and raise the dead in the twinkling of an

to stay with the tutor till he came again, ege, can make a change in any man in

By the tiine ne kad got out of the point,

te furor wished to ask me any question one moment,-here, and here alone, are founded my hopes. But I should not fol

he chose. I answered, . The more freelow the advice or my departed brother, if

doin the inore pleasing to me.' After an I did met warm, and that in ihe most side

swering several questions, I asked hin if lema manner, that none should venture on

he thought sentiments like his were calo eternity on any other foundation than an

culated to help a man to face a holy God, interest in him who gloriously tinished

He burst into a third of tears, and, crossthis work." P. 34, 35.

ing the room, laid his head on my righe

kuce (foc he sat on a litd ballet); he wept The closing expression refers to excecdingly. Afier some time he rethe text. The advice alluded to covered himself, and said, “ Christ Gou! had been recently mentioned. “Did Chrise God! I cannot believe it; and feas I believe as you do,” said Dr. P.

I shall never die like a Christian," P. 4 Psalm lxxiii, 4.


It appears that the tutor in divi. tion with the Divinity-tutor at War. mily, at Warrington academy was rington, either altogether a fiction, the late Rev. Dr. Aikin. We can. or at least a gross misrepresentation. not but regard this anecdote as cre. It has all the marks of one of tho e ditable to his nieinory, because it miscalled pious frauds, which men, discovers a more serious concern for of more zeal than honesty, have, in salvation than is usually found in all ages, been too apt to employ in

persons of his theological opinions. support of their tenets." P. 513; His son, the present Dr. Aikin, of Dr. Aikin has not explained what Stoke Newington, doubtless aware he means by all the marks" of that it tended to disparage those te. fraud; nor has he instanced one pets which lie has held in common such mark in the anecdote referred with his father, endeavours (in the He leaves us, therefore, in Monthly Mag. for July) io repre. doubt, whether ail may not be re. sent the fact as disgraceful to arid solved into its bearing on Sociniinconsistent with the character of anism. If he deems this apprehenthe latter. On no betier ground sion uncandid, he must, at least

, than the opinion which he, and allow us to give no more weight to others of 'similar sentiments in his attempt at invalidating Mr. P.'s Theology, may have formed of this evidence, than it would acquire in a subject, le says,

"I do not hesi. court of justice or a court of equity. tate, therefore, to pronounce Mr. Non tali auxilio, nec defensoribus istis, Priestley's account of his conversa. Opus eget.



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We have been severely censured by an anonymous writer in another publica

tion, for the in crtion of accoun's from America of remarkable awakenings and conversions in that country. We only appeal to the respectable autho. rities from which we derived our information, by which we think our elves fully justified; and shall now add, from the Connec:icut Evangelical Ma. gazine for Sepicinber 1833, with which we have just been favoured, an Extract of a Letter from the Rev. Mr. BADGER, who has been an eye. wirness of the extraordinary circumstances alluded to, and who made a para ticular investigation of them. This information we merely stare, as we did

the former, leaving every reader to form his own conclusions. Extract of a Letter from the trees and shed posts, suthicient to enlightes Rev. Josep Barger, Mis

whole congregation. The sermon, sem veral prayers,

and singi. gnut hymus, sionary from New Connecti- lengthened out the exereise until about one cut, dated Canfield, July 19, o'clock, when many retired, and took a 1803.

little sicep. I slept about three hours,

Many of ihe distressed, and others, did not “ TAKING into view the progressive leave the place. In the morning, two or attention to religion in the Ohio and Erie three hundred atiended family worship ac Presbyteries, the extraordinary circum. the tent. Votil ten, the time was spent Kances artending ih: work, anu the cla- in singing hymns and prayer, the pious mour raised against it by eneinics, full of people leading in the worship;--then poba subtlety and brighteousness against the lic exercise began. Mr. Wick preached. truth, I determined to spend tvo Sabbaths There were many full. Mr. Hughs fenced in attending a sacramental scason in each the tables ; after which a psalm was sung, Presbriery. Friday, June 17, rode to and the cominunicants weet singing to the Mount Pleasant, twenty-two miles, and tables, The tables were served three lodged. Saturday, rode to Salem, ten times, at which one hundred and eighiy miles, a congregation about three miles persons communed. One person at the cast of this state line, and five miles from table was so deeply affected with a view os the Ohio river; Rev Thomas Hughs, divine truth, as to be unable to go pastor. The people were convened about from it without help. In time of sermon iwo o'clock, in a tall shady grove, where and sea on of communing, many new in. was prepared a tent or puipit, at the foot 503110ks of atiention took place. I preached of an ascending ground, and where were again, about four o'clock, from Heb. ii. 3, arranged seats and sheds on each side and after which about an hour was spent in in front. In the center were placed two taking some refreshin. nt; and the social iables, about forty feet in length, with exercises of singing and prayer were at. Scats. At this time about four or five tended until near midnight; at which hundred were together, and behaved as time I preached again from Luke xiii. 3. though eternity was in their view. I and the disinissed ihe assembly at about preached to them froin Luke xi 21, 22. tivo in the morning. Anuniber of us reSeveral felt in time of prayer, and more in tired to a cab a ineering house, and lay time of sermon ; some were greatly agi- down in our lorse coars, and slept abruc taied, cried out suddenly as they fell, and three hours. But the great body of the for a few moments struggled violentiy, but people continued in praver and singing Wise immediaielv taxco care of by those through the night. They sang principally who sar near them. Afier struggling a hyme from Hartford Collection, of which few moments, they lav for hours, more re- the serious people are very fond. A gen. seonbliog a dead corpse tan living crea trony of education and medioal skill atObr. teil without a Sonrrug.

tau dihingh he whole season apparente gle; ari same as suddenly as if they were ly candid, believing he could account for dead clans dixcrvenec decapitress abithe extraordinary exercises on philoso: without 1 Spalaiding. At evin M. poia;rincipis Bosco Monday mornWick preached. '1.5 times as w25 «ry and inh dobrovici, ujhi: error, and declar. soll, canules wac lighied, wild suck uzun ed linseit indly cunvinced that it was, in


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