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Introductory Essay, by Thomas Ers- he said, " with the Holy Spirit, and kine, Esq. Advocate.
breathed celestial fire, to inspire beat de spil
and life into dead sioners, and to melt RICHARD BAXTER was truly great in the obdurate in their frozen tombs." native power of intellect; in industry We devoutly wish the present agereta ne no one ever surpassed him; his piety may so improve in sense and piety, as a confirm was equal to his diligence; and bis to delight in such works as Baxter's scalls of success, as a minister of the gospel, Saints Everlasting Rest, and we recomand a Christian writer, has been rarely mend it to all as one of the best means equalled.
for effecting such a change. We would He lived in such unhappy times, and affectionately urge the young to give it all un wrote so many books, that it would
a careful reading. Let them pray for you be has have been marvellous indeed had he
a Divinc blessing on its perusal, then retable 1 always preserved a perfect command read it unto the end, regularly, and at rijles a of temper, and had written with distin. suitable times, and labour to have it in guished accuracy of style, and correct- habitual remembrance, to purify moness of opinion, and we are far from tives, to regulate behaviour, and to either justifying all that he felt, or from produce felicity. The Rev. James Sammer
, approving the whole of his sentiments. Janeway, in his Token for Children
, But, when not heated by controversy, mentions a little boy, whose piety was and, when his subject was either greatly promoted by reading the work Ley are Christian experiepce, or duty, or ex- before us, which he regarded, as some pectatious, no nninspired man bas done of the greatest and the best of men
Rigbard better, and few men, if any, have done have done, as next to the Bible: and Prith. so well. And of all the books pro- when he was enduring bis mortal illduced by this immortal man, none is ness, he said, “ I pray, let me bave more worthy of general attention than Mr. Baxter's book, that I may read a the volume bcforc us. He who could little more of eternity, before I go into ford read it, and feel inclination, and find it.” time, severely to criticise the style or arrangements of the work; or very nicely to weigh every sentiment it advances, might have a little knowledge, Memoirs of Mr. John Stanger, lale but he could not possess much holi Pastor of a Baptist Church, at Bessel's ness; had such an one been present Green, Kent. By William Grocer.propriate when the angels addressed Abraham Burton, Leadenhall-street. 12mo. relative to the doom of Sodom, be Pp. 171. With a Portrait. 4s.6d. Habile de would have been diverted from their The venerable snbject of this Me. message by attentions to the extent of moir, who died at the advanced age of their age, or the peculiarities of their eighty years, spent nearly sixty of attire. It was written under the con- them in the retired situation of Bessel's viction that death was near to its au- Green, a very small village. It is not thor: when his ardent soul had in it to such a life we are to look for much more of heaven than earth. And no that is called incident, or variety. If book that ever uninspired man wrote, we find that the character which he in any langnage, is so much adapted as sustained as a minister of the gospel
, this to inspire its readers with habitual and as the pastor of'a cbarch, was well regard to the rest that“ remains to the supported; if his life were that of a people of God.” It should be translated boly man of God;" if his preaching into every human language, and be were evangelical; if his labours were read by every child of Adam. Of its useful to the conversion of sinners, and aqtbor, Dr. Barrow said, His practi- to the edification of saints; if his concal writings were never mended;"
duct were honourable, and bis death and Dr. Manton“ thought Mr. Baxter happy; this is all that could be came nearer the apostolical writings rationally expected: and proof of all than any man in the age."-Dr. Bates these distinguishing traits of character bas given it as his opinion that there is and of excellence, are found in the
no resisting the force of his dis- brief bistory of the late worthy John courses, without denying reason and Stanger. divine revelation. He was animated,"
The account given of the trials of
this good man, arising from the inade as to the useful instruction it gives, is
quate supplies for a large family; and not very great; and it is an enormously rad the appearances of the divine Provi- dear book. Still, if the public will
dence in his behalf, is remarkably in- give two shillings and sixpence for Liv pe teresting, and well adapted to strengthen such a trille as the little tale on our
and confirm the faith of all Christians, table, we bave no right to blame those suivi especially of ministers.
who receive it, and we may well reAs the work is chicfy a compilation juice that in England moncy is iu great Series from a diary written by the late Mr. plenty.
Stanger, the biographer bad not occa-
creditable to the correctness of his tom; with an Introductory Essay, by may principles and judgment.
the Rev. David Young, Perth.
'The cssay attached to the volume A Guide for young Disciples of the holy ble. It is so well timed, and so ad
we bave now to notice is troly valuakh
Saviour, in their way to Immortality;
but a small part. It is directed to the
exposure and the cure of some of the The favourable opinion we have ex. chief delusions “ which are current in
pressed as to some former works of this the world, under the name of ChrisEls sensible writer, is equally, if not in a tianity.” Its style is good; its senti
superior degree, applicable to this ments are very just; iis spirit is truly
the practisuitable book for ministers to put into cal writings of England's Puritans, and the hands of inquirers after truth;-nor Scotland's Covenanters," we are truly are there any serious persons, wbatever happy to recommend the present work. their age or standing in the church, The noble Puritans and Covenanters, but might obtain from it edification whom no liberal, upright, pions, or bem and comfort. We recommend it with nignant mind can know, and not esthe utmost confidence and cordiality, teem, may have bad, as the essay reto all our readers; while we congratu- marks, “ their superiors in amassing late the worthy author that he bas com the lore of didactic thcology, but in dispiled a work for the use of Christians, secting the workings of the human at once creditable to bis ardent piety, heart-in laying open the arcana of its and correct judgment. If the confined sins or its pieties--in tracing its praclimits of our miscellany did not impe- tical sophistries through their manifold riously prevent, we should have copied labyrinths and illusions--in correctly some of the edifying paragraphs with discriminating between the spirit of which this work abounds: we allude Christianity, and the spirit of this more particularly to chapter viii., en- world--in arousing the dormant enertitled, “ The Christian Life, a Life of gies of the soul, by bringing Christian Prayer." P. 226—259.
motive with point upon the conseience, in fearlessly meeting, and putting to
shame, the prevalent enormities of their Juliana Oakley. By Mrs. Sherwood.
times--and in suffusing the whole of This is an amusing tale. As a fic- their lucubrations with the warmth and tion it is well written; but its value, raciness of cvangelical feeling, they
stood biglı among the bighest.” The And, Lastly, he proves the importance dle taca writer goes on to say, “Of all the pro- of minding the things of the Spirit
. a wi ductions, however, which belong to This is obviously a very interesting these times, or come within their vin subject, and, if the discourse before us cinage, we know not of one which is so be read with seriousness and prayer, well fitted to produce the effects re- tic best interests of the immortal soul ferred to, as the following Memoir." cannot fail of being promoted. Mr. Halyburton, it is true, was not one of the Covenanters, but he immediately preceded them; and, as the introduc
LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. tory essay observes," he was cradled and educated amidst the jeopardies which befel them; their struggles and
ul, the manner of life were fresh in bis recol Stowell's Lectures on the Ten Come lection; and he was ultimately inspired mandments. 12mo. 2nd Edition, 58. with a large portion of their spirit.” The Fourth Part of the Bible Teacher's, 9 The Memoir, wbich is the chief part of Manual. By Mrs. Sherwood. Price 8d. this volume, is so well fitted to instruct The Duty and Advantage of Early the heart; it is so much adapted to de- Rising, as it is favourable to Health, Bu
. tect its corrnpt inclinations, and to re- siness, and Devotion. With an elegant ( strain them; and there are in it such and appropriate Engraving. 18mo. Second
Edition. Price 2s.6d. motives to godliness, that we would, had we the power, give it the widest John Birt, of Manchester, to Dr. Ward.
A Reply to the “ Letter of the Rer.
is Bapte possible circulation.
law, on certain Passages of his Disserta.
law, D.D. Author of the Dissertation, A Discourse on Spirituality of Mind, evo, Price 18.
By Joseph Fletcher, A.M.
Also in the Press.
Two Discourses, occasioned by Mr. It breathes a spirit of elevated piety, installed Lord Rector of the University
Broughani's Inaugural Address on being and the important truths it contains of Glasgow, in which Dr. Wardlaw com. are communicated in a neat and bats the assertion, “ that man shall no pleasing style. The preacher. First, longer render account to man for his bereminds us of the origin of spirituality lief, over which he has himself no cobe of mind. Secondly, its characteristic troul; which he can no more change than indication. Thirdly, he points ont the he can the hue of his skin, or the height of means by which it may be improved. bis stature.”
School for the Children of Baptist their children ;- if they would send them
to a Public School, shonld one be estab-
Nearly two hundred letters were re. Education of the Ministers’ Children. ceived, and with
two or three exceptions Some persons of no small consideration only, they expressed great pleasure that were consulted, and highly approved such an object was in contemplation
. the general design. Circular Letters were Many whose children were of a fit age, printed, and pretty generally sent to the would have been glad to have embraced ministers, in order that information might the opportunity of sending
them to such be obtained respecting the numbers of an Establishment: some were willing to
es des pay £10 each per annum with them; and ment it is thought desirable once more
upwards of a hundred churches offered to draw attention to it.
W. S. the schole Denomination should have been Any communication will be gladly simultaneously set in motion, would have received by the Editors.
been strange indeed ; but certainly the k 2* above indicated a good, and tolerably
general feeling towards a new object,
£100 Surely, while Christianity lives in the
Aldborough, Suffolk...... world, while it reigns in the heart, ap.
Axbridge, Somerset . peals to the benevolent, will increase till Great Brickhill, Bedford
90 the wants of the whole world shall be
Ravensthorpe, Northampton... supplied. It is, however, the intention of The next Quarterly Meeting will be this short paper, not to anticipate objec- held on the fourth Tuesday in October, tions, but once more to cail the attention when it is desired that as many of the of the Baptist Denomination to an Estab. Subscribers as can make it convenient lishment, which the Catholics, Episcopa. will attend, for the purpose of disposing lians, Presbyterians, Moravians, Metho- of the funds they have raised; and also dists, Quakers, Independents, and Lady of taking into consideration the propriety Huntingdon's Connexion have, but which of a REPORT being prepared, and a list of we have not! And it is believed, that it the subscribers annexed and published at will be found, on inquiry, that the last the termination of the year. The Commentioned Denomination has projected mittee are anxious not to do any thing and established their school within the without the concurrence and sanction of last two years!
the Society. Objections may be urged It will not be denied, that it would be against giving publicity to the names of very gratifying to ministers, and the De- subscribers, yet it seems desirable that nomination in general, could it be said, some method should be adopted to secure ---we have a school where the children the contributors to this Fund an exemption of ministers, who can afford them a liberal from the pressing importunity of those education, may have it at a moderate ex- who may still visit London, and persevere pense; where the circumstances of any in the mode of personal application, may be met; where the orphan of the The Society have relieved eight Cases pastor at home, or the missionary abroad, the first half-year, with sums beyond what may fud an asylum! The Rev. J. Hart. the churches could have reasonably ex. nall, whose Obituary appeared in your pected to realize upon the former plan. last Namber, would gladly have sent his But it must not be concealed, that in the children, had there been an opportunity grants already made, the Society have ex. during his life, and according to what ceeded the proportion warranted by the his circumstances appear to have been, annual amount of their income. It remains proposed, in his reply to the Circular with those of the Christian public, who above mentioned, to pay to the very ex. have not yet come forward to the support tent of his ability; and with his friends of the Society, to determine whether they was willing to assist the object by col. shall increase or diminish the amount of lection. How pleasing would have been their exhibitions the two succeeding the prospect, at his death, could he have Quarters. The Society exercise confi. known that his children would have been dence in the benevolence of the Chris. taken into the arins of the Denomination, tian community of London; and they are and educated by its liberality.
not aware that in any cause worthy of Might not a Committee be formed in their support, such confidence has ever London, to take into consideration the been exercised in vain. practicability of establishing a School for The Committee take this opportunity the Education of the Children of Ministers of informing all the churches who apply of the Baptist Denomination ?
for relief, that the Cases which were in The information which has been al- the hands of the former Committee, have ready obtained is considered highly fa. claimed their first attention--that the vourable, and with so much encourage succeeding ones are read and examined
in rotation as received that the greatest The following extract from a speech of care and impartiality are exercised in de. Sir James Mackintosh, may give a better | TEADE ciding upon their respective merits-that idea of the general extent and importance Eccles they regret their inability to relieve Cases of the Spanish American states. as speedily as they come to hand ; and “ Spanish America reaches on the that, when a majority of the Committee western coast from the northern point of see reason to decline recommending any New California to the utmost limit of Case for assistance by the Society, it cultivation towards Cape Horn. On the gives them sensible pain to pass the Re- eastern it extends from the mouth of the solution,
Mississippi to that of Oronoco; and, after
szeved; J. HARGREAVES, Secretary. the immense exception of Guiana and
Brazil, from the Rio de la Plata, to the
southern footsteps of civilized man. The The Spanish Translation Society. prodigious varieties of its elevation es
: hibit, in the same parallel of latitude, all
the climates and products of the globe. The great object of this Society is the It is the only abundant source of the me religious improvement of the rapidly aug. tals justly called precious; the most menting population of Spanish America— generally and permanently useful of all of sixteen or eighteen millions of our fel. commodities, except those which are ne low-men, professing Christianity indeed, cessary to the preservation of human life
, but strangers in a great degree to its real It is unequally and most scantily peopled nature and effects.
by sixteen or eighteen millions; whose The residence in this country of many numbers, freedom of industry and security expatriated Spaniards of great talents of property, must quadruple in a century, and acquirements, affords at the present Its length on the Pacific coast is equal to moment peculiar facilities for such an on- that of the whole continent of Africa, dertaking, which it would be ungrateful from the Cape of Good Hope to the not to acknowledge, and which it would Straits of Gibraltar. It is more extensive be criminal to neglect. Other circum. than the vast possessions of Russia or of stances may be mentioned, as affording Great Britain in Asia. The Spanish lanthe strongest encouragement to the adop- guage is spoken over a line of nearly tion of the proposed plan, such as the to- six thousand miles. The state of Mexico lerant spirit which has been manifested alone is five times larger than European
oi by the different governments of Spanish Spain. A single communication cut America; the reform already begun in the through these territories, between the affairs of the church; the rapid extension Atlantic and Pacific, would bring China of education among the people; the eager six thousand miles nearer to Europe; thirst for knowledge which has been ex and the Republic of Columbia, or that of cited among them; and the fact, that Mexico, may open and command that wherever either the Holy Scriptures or re new road for the commerce of the world." ligious books have been accessible, they - Parliamentary Debates
, New Series, for have been sought with an eagerness, and the year 1824, vol. xi. p.
1374. received with a gratitude, which afford pledges of the most important and benedicial results.
LANGUAGE INSTITUTION The Society, however, though directing Its views chiefly to Spanish America, PROPAGATION OF CHRISTIANITY. would by no means overlook the spiritual interests of Old Spain, which, it is obvi. On Tuesday, June 14, a meeting of ous, may be essentially promoted by the the friends of Missions, of various sosame means which are calculated to be. cieties and denominations, was held at nefit her former dependencies.
the City of London Tavern; when an IpHaving thus explained the Society's stitution was formed for the purpose object, and the means by which they pro- specified in the following address. Laws pose to effect it, they would earnestly en. and regulations have also been agreed treat the concurrent exertions and the li- upon, which, together with the names of beral contributions of all British Chris- the gentlemen of the Committee, and the tans. Closely connected as we are with officers of the Institution, will be given in Spanish America by commercial ties, and our next. therefore deeply interested in the stability We have no doubt that the plan will of her institutions and her general pros- meet the warmest approbation and geneperity, in what way can we so effectually rous support of the religious public, and contribute to these ends, as by promoting be productive of most important advan. her moral and religious improvement?
IN AID OF THE