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Both as a Puritan and as a Non ers, to the following extract of a letter
, fed conformist, Mr. Henry appeared to written by Mr. Henry to his youngest tae great advantage: though it is obvious daughter, on her waving received and! that as neither was die an ultra. Mo- proposal of marriage : P. 200. derate, but yet firm, in his prin. ciples, he neither invited persecue was no less a surprise to as than it was
“ Your present affair, we can truly say, tion, 'nor refused to suffer for con- to you ; but we have learned, both from south science sake. After the grourest vio- ogr fixed belief of God's universal pro Da tipe lation of liberty, and spoliation of pro. vidence in erery thing, and his particular theredes perty, became legalized by the Uni- special providence towards those that fous pro posode formity and Fire-mile Acts, he retired him, and also from our last year's expe- is this i into comparative silence and obscurity, rience, once and again, of bis doing that were the availing himself, however, of every de- for us which we looked not for,-to cease tih in se gree of indulgence for the exercise of our wonder, and to apply ourselves, as tual advantage of all around him, nor which was the first word that grace spoke his ministry, and the moral and spiri- we ought to do, to our duty. We would
you do so likewise ; saying, as Paul, was his labour vain in the Lord.. By in him,-- Lord, what wilt thou hate me to the Revolution in 1688, the sphere of do? Your way is, in the first place, to bis exertion was again enlarged, and, acknowledge God, not only in the thing until his death, which took place in itself, but in all the motions and events 1696, he continued preaching the word of it, and if you do so, he will direet Fitable in season and out of season, with a sa- you ; that is, guide, and' bless, and sue so they vour, seriousness, and earnestness, ceed your steps. You are next to admit to which uninspired men have seldom the person into your converse, as in asoarrived, and, perhaps, never excelled. ther case, 1 Timothy, v. 2. with all purity; Vloete
In perusing this volume, the moral that is, at no unfitting time, in no unfit. and spiritaal elevation attained by Mr. ting place, manner, or other circumstances Henry will be constantly presented
to it to be granted. Your end herein is to
as it will not be desired, so neither ought himseir be an extraordinary person, if, you may be acquainted with each other's hard te when attending this eminent servant temper and disposition. Especially that of Jesus Christ in bis retired devotion, you may feel the pulse of each other's his domestic worship, and his public soul, how it beats towards God, and his exercises, he bare not an impressive works and ways. As the agreement is consciousness of great inferiority. In- in that, accordingly will be much of the deed, in so far as the comparison ex- sweetness and comfort of the condition. cites the exercise of humility, and sti
Our love and blessing is -mulates to renewed endeavour, no in to your dear self, having confidence in considerable part of the object con. you in all things; 2 Corinthians, vii. 16; templated in the undertaking of the but it is through the Lord, as it is limited,
becomes pious biographer,
Galatians, v. 10, that you will act as I
accom- have counselled you. plished.
“Committing you to his protection and Mr. Williams, the Editor of this in- guidance, I rest your loving father, teresting volume, appears to have
« PHILIP Henry." jadged, that every additional fragment
1687-8." of information he could collect concerning the distinguished subject of his inquiries, would be acceptable ; and we have no doubt bis conclusion Joseph and his Brethren; a scriptural will prove correct. He seems to have
Drama in Two Acts. By H. L. becnipdefatigable in his research, and
Howard. P. 252. Whittaker, bas certainly succeeded in bringing The narrative on which this drama together many curioos, various, and is founded, is one of the most beautiful useful articles, by which his work is avd impressive in the sacred volume. considerably enriched and enlarged; Prose and poetic authors bare availed and, we hope, bis diligence will meet themselves of it, to exercise their ta. its reward, in an extensive circulation lents, and instruct their readers. Bot, of this valuable pablication.
in these attempts, we fear the attracIn conclusion, we would call the at- tive simplicity of the original has not, tention, particularly of our young read. unfrcquently, been impaired; and some
u Feb. 17,
of its most important lessons have been well worth the attention of Christians, u overlooked, and, consequently, omit- and would be a most suitable tract to
ted. We are no advocates for super- put into the hands of any persons, stition, and yet oor veneration for tho whose tendency to infidel principles inspired volume is so entire, that we may occasion just alarm in the minds never meet with the term drama in of ibeir friends. connection with its boly contents, even though the adjective sacred be prefised, without experiencing a certain emotion 1. Memoirs of Robert Barclay, who died of apprehension, wbich we know not at Glasgow, aged Twenty-three. By how to condemn. Under the excita Alexander M.Leod. Pp. 90. Ogle. Iš. tion of this feeling, we commenced 2. Expressions of Parental "Solicitude ; reading the work before us; and, extracted from the Letters of a Father thoagh, in our progress, we met with
to his Son, which were found among much, both as to harmony of numbers the Papers of the latter after his Deathe and justness of sentiment, which ob. Pp. 115. Ogle. Is. 6. tained our cordial approbation, yet, at We have read these little volumes the conclusion, we laid down the book with much interest-the first, as affordwith the same impression. Iudeed, ing another instance of the power of some passages in the character of divine grace, in renewing the heart, Phraxapor, appear to us exceedingly and preparing the immortal mind for questionable as to their tendency: for, an early departure to its destined felithough thoy are evidently intended to city; and the second, as an additional be condemnatory of an uphallowed encouragement to pious parents to passion, yet, we doubt the propriety continue in fervent prayer to God, for of so minute a delineation of the influ- the effectual conversion of their off-* ence of such a temper, as may place spring. These “ Expressions of Pathe purity of the reader's mind in im- rental Solicitude," are very creditable
minent peril. We should be glad to to the soundness of the parent's under3 yield to this work our anqualified re- standing, and the piety of his heart.
commendation, but, in doing this, we should violate the delicacy of our own conscience, and offend against the
Memoir of the late Mr. James Neil,
ge neration of the righteous.
Shipmaster, Irvine, roho died there on the 15th of Nov. 1820, in the ninety
fifth Year of his Age. By the Rev. An Essay on the Divine Origin of Chris George Barclay. Pp. 104. Second tianity. By G. Pike. Pp. 85. Baynes.
Edition. Nisbet. Is. 60.
There are some striking incidents delity, is reluctance, on the part of its in these Memoirs, but those who are advocates, to undertake a serious, and only to be kept in good humour by eximpartial ' examination of revealed tracts from the annals of the marveltruth, to which, in many instances we lous, may feel some disappointment in Sear, may be added an apprehension perusing such anpretending pages. that the result of a fair and patient in. There is, however, ia pretty numerous quiry, may demonstrate the necessity class of readers, whose expectations on of an entire revolution of sentiment taking up a book of this description, and conduct. We would, bowever, are more serious and moderate: by most earnestly beseech all such per- such persons this little work will be sons to give this cheap
“ Essay on the read with advantage; and, in their Divine Origin of Christianity," an at. names, as well as our own, we thank tentive perusal; for as it possesses the Mr. Barclay for having made this useful strong recommendation of compressing, addition to pious biography. within very narrow limits, a considerable body of evidence on a subject of vital and everlasting importance, so we
Sermons for Children, designed to proare confident, should it bappily be
mote their immediate Piety. By the made instrumental in effecthig their
Rev. Samuel Nolt, Jun. of America. conversion, the change will be univer
Pp. 110. Nisbet. Is. 6d. sally beneficial. Mr. Pike's work is Whoever speaks or writes for tbe
instruction of children, has undertaken the one class, is not to be postponed, un important, but, at the same time, a till exertion and solicitude cease to be difficult service. We congratulate Mr. necessary on behalf of the other class.r Noti, liowever, on what we consider to The third is, that by due attention to be a very successful attempt; and we the claims of the one class, we, at the strongly recommend his sermons for same time, promote the interests of the children, to the attention of all persons other class." And, in each of these who are actively engaged in seeking particulars, we think he has happily the moral and spiritual improvement succeeded. of the rising generation, as excellent Mr. Reynolds has discussed four examples of what such addresses propositions. “ I. The inefficacy of should be.
my previous system, displays tbe ox Cher of the Christian schemea
II. The land of the gospel of te The Teacher's Manual, or Hints to a the grace of
i to the whole con Teacher on being appointed to the Charge dition of man, ha pishgs abundant matendo of a Sunday School. By W. F. Lloyd. ter for triumph in Christ. III. T' Pp. 134. Weed. 1s. 6d.
properties of the gospel, which ensui CONSIDERABLE caution and industry its success, enhance the cxultation of have evidently been exercised in com- its preachers and disciples. IV. The piling this useful book, which, it is de- nature and history of apostolical trisirable, every Sunday-school teacher emph, furnish motives and encourage should read, and, if practicable, possess. Wents for evangelical exertion." Some, perbaps, may be of opinion, that Under the second bead, he shews, in certain parts, the author has trenched with great foree of evidence, and energy upon a higher department of instruc- of language, that the gospel is admiration; but, as we are far from supposing bly suited to the condition of man, conthis to have come within the compre- sidered as an immortal-guilty-dehension of his desigo, so, also, we can praved-miserable sinner. scarcely conceive tbat this should form The first of these sermons is from any impediment to the circulation of a Rom. j. 14. “I am debtor, both to the work, so well adapted to accomplish Greeks, apd to the Barbarians;" &c. the benevolent purpose for which it has The second, from 2 Cor. ii. 14. “ Now, been written.
thanks be to God, which always causeth as to triumph in Christ;" &c.
We wish them both a wide and aseful
Missions. ' A Sermon, preached before
containing the authorized Translation of Forster Burder, M. A. R. Baynes. the Old and New Testaments; with prac. The Necessity and Propriety of Home Mis tical Reflections and explanatory Notes, sions. A Sermon preached at Crown calculated to elucidate difficult and obscure Court Chapel, on Tuesday Morning, May passages. To be completed in two 18, 1824, before the Committee and handsome Volumes Octavo. First nine Friends of the Home Missionary Society, Parts published Monthly, by Simpkia and published at their Request. By John and Marshall, Stationers'-Hall-court. Reynolds. ' R. Baynes.
NOTWITHSTANDING its humble and Two excellent sermons--skilfully unpretending title, yet this commentadapted to promote the end for wbich ary promises to rank high as a work of they were delivered.
great merit and extensive utility. Mr. Burder undertakes to establish The general reading, and correct three propositions. “The first is, that theological sentiments of the author, it is incumbcnt on us, to yield our mind, afford á satisfactory pledge that, should and hearts to the full force of thé his life be spared, it will be completed claims, both of those who are more in a manner, equal to the “Parts" nearly, and of those who are more re- which are already published. motely related to us. The second is, The author does not profess to prothat a practical regard to the claims of duce a work wholly original, his quota
tians, however, are from our most ap- by the Rev. W. Crawford (minister about SE"' proved commentators, our best his, the beginning of the last century, at Wiltorians, and most popular preachers.
ton, in the county of Roxburgh) is less The only paragraphs which we wish known, among persons of decided per-, a. had been omitted, are a few extracts sonal piety here, than it now is, and hath 1st from Deistical writers. We question Upton, Jun. the pastor, and the deacons
long been, in the north; the kev. James whether it is right to copy these into of the church of Christ in Poplar, who bar any work int ded for the use of plain wish to republish the Treatise, both on
Christians, more especially into a family account of its own worth, and in the hope sed Bible.
that the profits may enable the deacons We rejoice that the author has de- to lessen, in some degree, the pressure of lass 1 voted his time to the compilation of the debt incurred in building their com
ses such a work, being persnaded he will podious meeting-house, in Cotton-street, zal prepare for the families of evangelical have applied to me to introduce it to my
Christians, another supply of “ Daily friends in this end of the island :-this I 1974** Bread.” We most cordially recom
can do with great safety, in the convic. III eihend the work, and advise our readers, its way to the warmest nook of the devout
tion, that, once introduced, it will make exs especially those who bave no com- heart; and maintain its ground there. mentary on the scriptures, to purchase While the sentiments are all scriptural,
the language is elegantly simple, and
had improved the style of divinity authors,
even in that remote part of the United Edition.
Kingdom: we are not surprised, there-
Richard Cope, LL. D. F.A.S. Pp. 54. RiccauLTOUN, of Hebkerk, the friend and
patron of 'THOMSON, the author of The 3. The Pink Tippet. Pp. 72. 6d. Seasons,' in the list of ministers who, Wife 4. Waste not, Want not. By Mrs. Sher- after the death of the author, introduced wood. Pp. 70. 6d.
the work to public notice. But the ar5. Fatal Pleasure, or Christ the best Por- dour and the purity of devotional feeling, tion ; Sketches from Real Life. Pp. 47. form its chief excellence. Our friends, od. Whittemore.
the Rev. James Upton and the church, As long as tales, whether founded deserve well, therefore, of the religious upon facts or fancies, shall be deemed public, in bringing forward so valuable a necessary, let us have such as these: work; and it will noi hurt the minds of simple in their construetion-pleasing that they are, at the same time, aiding
good men, in encouraging it, to reflect in their narrative-pious in their senti- the introduction of the pure truth of the ment-and benevolent in their design. gospel, into a numerous district of about
twelve thousand inhabitants, who, from
their numbers, are very inadequately sup-
A. Waugh, D, D.
mons, Essays, Addresses, Reflections,
Tales, Anecdotes, and Hymns, on rarious purchasing it, will become contributors
Subjects, for the Use of Families, Schools, to a pecuniary undertaking:—the liqui
and Readers in general. By the Rev.
W. Morgan, B.D. Incumbent of Christ
An evangelical clergyman, who has
a moderate share of understanding,
with a warm heart, and lively, affable
May 29, 1824. where.
We kpow nothing of Mr. Morgan
but from bis book, which now lies be- the gate! The well appears to retain its fore us; and that will induce us to original renown, and many an expatriated think that he is a popular preacher, who Bethlehemite has since made it the theme does not coufne bimself to bis pulpit of his longing and regret. To the left, on and his study, but goes about doing the neighbouring hili, a monastery, regood. He appears to be zealously and sembling a vast fortress, covers the spot affectionately concerned for the rising it is remarkable, that as the vanquisher
which is shewn as the cave of the nativity, generation; and that he studies variety of Goliath was a native of Bethlehem, so in his modes of instruction, the title- Elhanan, who slew the brother of that page shews abundantly. In p. 151, he Philistine, was likewise a Bethlehemite
. remarks, very justly,
“ It is certain, * Near Bethlehem, Rachel was buried, from repeated facts, that if we do not Gen. xlviii. 7. Ibzan, one of the Judges provide good books for children, they of Israel, (Judges xii. 8,) Naomi and her will read bad ones; and, by so doing, two sons, (Ruth i. 1,) and David, the the ability to read will be to them a great King of Israel, were all natives of curse, and not a blessing."
this place, which was therefore of consi-
sally celebrated for the incarnation of the
Mythology of the Hindoos: including Bible. Will numerous superior Cuts,
a minute Description of their Manners and seven Copper-plate Maps. Sundaya
and Customs, and Translations from
their principal Works. In three school Union Depôt, Paternoster
Volumes, 36s. By William Ward, row, &c. &c. Price 7s.
of Serampore. A new Edition, arEvery thing that appears well
ranged according to the Order of the adapted to allure the attention of the
original Work, printed at Serampore. rising generation to the sacred books,
Kingsbury & Co. 1822. must be highly interesting to all good 2. Farewell Letters to a few Friends in men. Perhaps it would greatly avy
Britain and America, on returning to ment the sale of this respectable and
Bengal, in 1821. By William Ward, useful little work, if the Editor wcre to allow his name to be prefixed.
of Serampore. Third Edition. Kings. Fronti nulla fides, says the proverb.
bury & Co. 1822. We are happy, however, in being able 3. Divine Grace the Source of all Huto assure our readers, that, in ibis case, man Ercellence. A Sermon occasioned the book answers to the title-page, and by the Death of the late Rev. William the cuts are numerous and superior, as Ward, on Friday, March 7, 1823. they are said to be.
Preached at the Mission Chapel
, SeMany of the illustrations from the
rampore, and, by particular Request
, expensive works of the most respecta at the Union Chapel in Calcutla ; inble modern travellers are highly va cluding a brief "Memoir of the DeJuable.
ceased. By J. Marshman, D.D. The following is thc View of Bethle The first of these articles was orihem, from Part 4, p. 60.
ginally printed at Serampore, in four “ Bethlehem, or the house of bread, so large quarto pamphlets, which were often mentioned in the word of God, is sold for ninety-six rupees. The second principally remarkable for the nativity edition we have not seen. A third of oor blessed Lord, Matt. ii.5, 6, John edition, in two octavos, carefully vii. 42; it is six miles south from Jeru- abridged, and greatly improved by the salem.' The town covers the summit of a author, was printed at Birmingham by long and lofty hill
, on the southern side order of thu Committee of the Baptist of a deep and extensive valley, in which valley the celebrated traveller, Dr. E. D. Missionary Society in 1817. Clarke, believes he found tbat reinarkable
Our limits will not permit us to go well, for the water of which David into any detailed account of its mullongcd, when he said, i Chron. xi. 17, tifarious coutents. A ware of the pro• Ob that one would give me drink of the bability that some of his statements water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at would be disputed, and particularly