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LANGUAGE INSTITUTION. ministers as are members, with the Årha, alet
nual and Life Governors; the President, sp the Our last number contained the Address Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, and Secreon behalf of this new Institution : the taries being considered ex officio members weats. Laws and Regulations are as follow: of the Committee. Of the twenty-four I. The designation of this Society shall lay members, one balf shall be members
sa practis be the LANGUAGE INSTITUTION; of the Established Church, and the other
rates and its object shall be to assist in pro- half members of other religious denomioa.
to pre moting the knowledge of Christianity, by tions: of these lay members, eighteen, making the best practicable provision for who shall have most frequently attended, teaching, in this country, the languages of shall be eligible for re-election the ensuing edas
. the Heatben.
year. The Committees shall have power II. In furtherance of this objcct, every to appoint all officers, except the Trea. mirigation opportunity shall be embraced of collect. surer, ing information relative to the languages VIII. An annual meeting of the So of Heathens and Mahomedans throughout ciety shall be held in or about the month the world, and to their manners, customs, of May, when the Treasurer and Com The board and opinions; and of forming a Library mittee shall be chosen, the accounts pre
in the of such books, both printed and manu- sented, and the proceedings of the year Saperint script, as are connected with these suh. reported.
De Rer. jects. Courses of Lectures shall also be IX. Every member of the Society shall
rate the delivered, by the best teachers that can have access to the Library, free of charge
and the Rev be obtained from time to time, iu elucida- but under the regulations of the Com. tion of the respective languages; to which mittee. Lectures all persons concurring in the X. None of the regulations of the Insti. Society's object shall be admitted, under tution shall be repealed or altered, nor Pet. J such regulations and on such terms as
any new general regulations be establishthe Committee shall appoint.
ed, but at the general meetings of the III. In all the lectures delivered by the Society, or at a special meeting called for teachers, they shall confine themselves the purpose by the Committee. strictly to the elucidation of the several languages; with illustrations, as oppor. tunities may occur, of the state of the BRISTOL ACADEMY. people in respect of their manners, cus
SELT OF toms, or opinions : but in no case are The Annual Meeting was held at Bris. they to touch on points of Christian doc. tol, on Wednesday, August 3. On this trine or discipline, on which different sen occasion it was determined to make some timents prevail anong Christians; as it important alterations and improvements is the design of the Society to afford its in the management of the Lostitution, assistance to all persons who concur in with a view to the introduction of a more its object, without subjecting them to any enlarged system of education, suited to kind of compromise of their own views the improved state of mental culture, and and principles.
the general diffusion of knowledge, by, IV. Each Subscriber of One Guinea which the present times are happily disannually shall be a member of the Society, tinguished. during the continuance of such subscrip The contemplated improvements emtion; and each Subscriber of Ten Guineas brace the following particulars.at one time shall be a member for life. The course of instruction is to be di
V. Each Subscriber of Five Guineas vided into two departments :--the theoannually shall bea Governor of the Society logical, to be conducted by the president during the continuance of such subscrip. -and the classical and mathematical, by tion; and each contributor of Fifty Pounds a second tutor. The first department idat one time, or who shall by one additional cludes Hebrew, divinity, biblical critipayment increase his original contribution cism, ecclesiastical history, and the pas. to Fifty Pounds, shall be a Governor for toral oflice; in the second are comprised life.
the Latin and Greek languages, classical VI. An Executor, paying a Bequest of antiquities, and the elements of pure and Fifty Pounds, shall be a member for life; mixed mathematics. Instruction in logic, or of One Hundred Pounds, a Governor rhetoric, English composition, and elockfor life.
tion, will be given, according to an arVII. The affairs of the Society shall be rangement to be settled by the tutors. conducted by a President, Vice-Presi Those young men who have pot previ. dents, a 'Treasurer, a Committee, and Se- ously acquired some knowledge of the cretaries. The Committee shall consist Latin and Greek languages, will be of twenty-four lay members of the So. placed under the preparatory instruction ciety, and of such clergymen and other of the classical tutor for six or twelve
10 months, aster which, if their attainments Association to be held at Wadhurst, on mith justify the measure, they will be admitted the first Tuesday and Wednesday in June,
as permanent students for the usual term 1826. ate of four years, Students are altogether prohibited
ANGLESEY, E from preaching during the first year; and, mc: during the second year, will not be per. Ar Holyhead, June 20 and 30. Ten
mmitted to preach at any places whose dis sermons were delivered, by the brethren The tances from Bristol would prevent attend. J. Edwards, J. Pritchard, Abel Jones,
ance at Lectures, either on Saturday or Evan Evans, Simon James, D. Jones, J. story Monday.
Jones, D. Roberts, Ellis Evans, and T. At the close of each session, a general Davies. The congregations were very examination of the students will be held, numerous. full details of which will be furnished to the Committee, and a Report to the
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. ** public. The board of the students will be pro- Messrs. Tyler (Rom. i. 16), Allom (Psalm
At Quainton, May 18. Sermons by vided at the expense of the Society, under lxxxv. 6), and Gunn (Matt
. xii. 35). Dethe superintendence of a housekeeper. The Rev, T. S. Crisp is invited to un
votional services by Messrs. Howlett,
Baptized dertake the presidency of the Academy, May, Simmons, and others. and the Rev. W. Anderson to become the within the year, 50. Increase, 20. About classical and mathematical tutor.
thirty villages are supplied with preach. ing. The next Association to be at Had. denham, May 10, 1926 : Messrs. Clara.
but and Tomlin to preach. Rer. J. Hartnall's Orphans.
To the Editor of the Baptist Magazine.
UXBRIDGE. following Contributions, in addition to those reported last month, for the orphan NEw Meeting-house opened, April 5. family of the late Mr. Hartnall, of Ips. Preachers, Mr. Ivimey (1 Thess. v. 20, wich, whose truly distressing case was 21), Mr. Coleman (Psalm xxvi. 8), and inserted in your Number for July last. Mr. Upton, Sen. (Heb. rii, 25). CollecFurther aid is desirable, and will be very tion, £14 28. 74d. thankfully received on behalf of these destitute children, by
Joun Dyer. On Tuesday, April 19, Mr. W. Morgan, A Friend, by J. D. ....
late of Abergavenny Academy, was or
0 Rev. Josepb Hughes
dained pastor of the Baptist Church at 0
Holyhead. The Rev. C. Evans delivered
1 0 0 Friend to the Fatherless....
the introductory discourse, received the Mr. and Mrs. Burls, Edmonton.. 5
confession of faith, and addressed the Mrs. King, Birmingham
minister and the church : text, 1 Thess. Mr. W. Bowman, Sheffield.
..... 2 0 0
v. 12, 13. Messrs. Heath and Son.
........ 2 2 0 Mrs. W. L. Smith • ............ 2 0 0
CANTERBURY. R. Davies, Esq. Walthamstow 10 0 0
Our friends will be much gratified to
hear that a Baptist Church has been ASSOCIATIONS.
formed in the City of Canterbury, where the principles of our Denomination were
maintained, amidst much obloquy and KENT AND SUSSEX.
persecution, as early as the year 1643.* At Sevenoaks, June 7th and 8th. Ser. Several churches in the Eastern parts of mons were preached by Brethren Down Kent owe their existence to the efforts of (Jer. xxxi. 3), J. Giles (Isa. xxxviii, 17), the Canterbury Baptists, and were long and Packer (Isa.xxvii. 2, 3). Devotional accustomed to regard the church in that services by Brethren Ragsdell, Davies, city as the mother.church. But circumLewis, and others. Baptized during the stances, which need not now be specified, year, 105; increase, 66. Subject of the occasioned a gradual decline of the cause, Circular Letter (by Mr. Groser), the Gepuineness of the New Testament. The next See Irimey's History, vol II. p, 217
till, about the commencement of the pre In the evening, the deacons were sel sent century, the church was dissolved. apart to their office by prayer (by the Rev. Two years ago, a fresh attempt was made, J. Giles) and the laying on of bands, under the management of an able and An appropriate sermon was afterwards effective Committee, and, by the blessing preached, by the Rev. T. Cramp of St. of God, has happily succeeded.
Peter's, from 1 Pet.v.5. The devotional The interesting services, of which an engagements of the day were conducted account is now to be given, took place on by Messrs. Acworth, Elvey, Belcher, and Tuesday, August 23.-In the morning, Martell. the Rev.J. Giles of Eythorne, preached On Lord's-day, August 28, the newly. a suitable sermon from Acts viii, 36, and formed church met to commemorate the baptized seven persons. In the after- love of the Saviour. When we consider noon, thirteen persons, who had been dis. the obstacles surmounted, the discouragemissed for that purpose from the churches ments felt, and the difficulties overcome
, at Folkestone, St. Peter's, Shortwood, we are constrained to say, “What bath Tenterden, and Eythorne, were formed God wrought!” A suitable pastor for into a Church, by signifying their mutual this station is now the grand object of desire and consent, and giving each other desire, and there is no doubt but a large the right hand of fellowship. The seven and prosperous interest under the divine who had been baptized in the morning, blessing, may be raised. A debt still reand five other baptized persons, were mains on the place, towards the liquida: then added to the church, and five dea- tion of which the assistance of a liberal cons were unanimously chesen. It was a public will be solicited. deeply interesting and solemn season.
(Signed) John Giles, Chairman.
THE NIGHT OF MARVELS. Who bid the glorious sun arrest
His course, and o'er heaven's concave [By Violante do Ceo, a Portuguese Poet, extracted from Buxoring's “ Ancient In tears,—the saddest, loneliest, Poetry and Romances of Spain."}
Of the celestial orbs ? "Twas love!
Who rais'd the human race so high,
A man became a God ? 'Twas lore!
Who humbled from the seats of light
And made of God a man? 'Twas love!
Yes, love has wrought, and lore alone,
The victories all,-beneath,-above; 0, wondrous marvels! at the thought, And earth and heaven shall shout, as one, The bosom's awe and reverence move; The all-triumphant song of love. But who such prodigies has wrought? What gave such wonders birth ? 'Twas The song through all heaven's arches ran, love!
And told the wondrous tales aloud,
The trembling fire that look'd so wau,
Calendar for October. 3. Moon passes Saturn V. aft.
11. New Moon XI. 30 aft. Too far 4. Ceres south I. 34 aft. Altitude south to cast her shadow on the 29° 52'.
Earth. 4. Venus passes Jupiter IX. ast.
12 Mars passes Jupiter X.aft. 9. Moon passes Mars 0. 30 morn. 26. Full Moon X. 2 ast. Too far north 9. Moon passes Jupiter III. 15 morn. 9. Moon passes Venus XI. 8 morn.
to pass through the Earth's shadow.
K 30. Occultation of Saturn by the 10. Moon passes Mercury XI. 22 aft. Moon. Immersion VIII. 104 al. 11. Herschel south VI. 3 ast. Alti. Emersion IX. 5,
tude 150 32.
From W. Moore to the Rev. J. West. time, it would be imprudent of us to
meet, as he was critically circumstanced, REV. SIR,
and desired I would state to him on paI am returned after thirty-four days' per all things for and against, and for travel, and did not sleep the fourth night some time, we would hold a correspondon the same bed, and seldom the second, ence, until it would be in his power to 80 that I cannot but have some interest: appoint a time we could meet; and I ing accounts to lay before the Society, think it will answer as well, as his mind which I will endeavour to do as briefly as
will be better prepared. According to his in my power.
And first, to shew the wish so I did write, as long a letter as this, cause of this pilgrimage, about four exhorting him, as he would read the let? months ago I had an invitation from a cer- ter, to compare it with the scriptures, and tain man, about forty-five miles distant, that he would see the great mystery of to converse on religious subjects ; but as godliness compared with the great mysyet his name and the subject is not ripe tery of iniquity; so with impatience I for further insertion. However, I was
wait his answer. It was at his own earntaken unwell at the time, and it was a
est desire I undertook this long journey, great uneasiness to my mind. At length, and hope yet it will have the desired efI took the resolution at all events to go to. fect; and though I failed in this I do not I think, at the smallest calculation, i tra- regret my journey. The following narravelled 200 miles ; and I praise my heaven- tive is full compensation for the whole: I ly Father am as well in health and consti. took the Tyrera direction home, and calltution as the day I set off. Another
ed at R. M.'s, where he is lately gone to thought occurred to me, that perhaps it live; he told me that there could be no would be the last time I should be spared part of the kingdom in greater need of to see all the people, wherever I travel instruction than that place; and indeed in the western direction, and that I would so I found it. I was determined to go not return until I should see them, and that day as far as Easkey, and told him encourage them, if they were to be tried as the season was late, and the people with further fiery trials: but, to my com- hurried, they would not quit their lafort, I found them unshaken. The Lord bour. Never mind, said he, if the hook has promised his people, that according be in the corn you will have plenty: so to their day so shall their strength be,
it turned out. Protestants and Papists and so I found it. The next thing I wist assembled; and what astonished me most, to remark is, the state Ireland was in, in that part of the country the great prowhen the Lord inspired his people with portion the Protestants bore to the Paone consent to endeavour to dispel that pists, where I thought there were very cloud of gross darkness which prevailed, few. I never was in that part of the through the means of circulating the glo- country before; however, they flocked in, rious gospel: so there is not one quarter old men that were, in their early days, of a mile I travel where there is not a
bred Protestants inclining to popery, Testament to be found; and though, at and, I was told by R--, leaning strongpresent, we cannot see the desired effect ly to the ointment: but there was this we would wish, we must wait patiently advantage, Protestants or Papists, they the Lord's time.
were the most simple I ever met, neither The next day I went to Crossmolina, and party contending for any principle; but spent a day with the Rev. Mr. I
they staid a long time, and requested who, I may say, is a faithful servant of I would stay another day. Next day the living God."'I let him know the ob being Sabbath, we were to go within ject of my journey to that country he
two miles of Easkey, where there is a urged, and encouraged ine to proceed. meeting, appointed at nine o'clock eve. I bad brought a man from near Foxtord, ty Sabbath; here was a large assemwho was to introduce us, as it was the bly of different sects. The Testament most profound secret; after we had gone
was handed to me as soon as I went in, on some distance, we were informed that and my ubject was to declare the truth, the man we were in quest of had passed and to steer as clear as possible
without to Ballina, back again the same ground. touching their feelings as to prejudice. My companion at last made him out; cir. I read the fifth chapter of 2 Cor. on recumstanced as he was, he said, at the conciliation, and it turned out that there
was not an individnal that did not shew
To the Secretaries of the Baptist frisk the greatest token of approbation. From
Society. that to Easkey, where we had about two hours more, from that back again to My Dear Friends,
Limerick, August 16, 1825. R-~'s, where
had a thronged
I have been twice, since I wrote last, to house, and did not break up until a late Ennis. I preached to considerable conhour.' Next morning, before I was up, gregations, most of whom were Roman they began to assemble, and very civilly Catholics.' It is a most dark and dread. requested I would spend that day with ful place. I saw a man there who had them, and numbers of Papists would been to Counsellor M-_'s for books, to come; and added, that it was a holy teach a school for the London Hibernian day, being Whit-Monday: I told them, Society, near Tullo; the counsellor and for the past it was the happiest time to I asked him some questions, he said he me I ever spent, and not to spare me. I began the third of Romans, but was in was forty years of age, nine of which he
was a schoolmaster-never saw a Bible terrupted, that I should read and speak Irish, as many of them did not under. but when he heard them spoken against
or a Testament, nor never heard of either, stand English. I told them I was glad by the priests. But this is not a rare that I spake better Irish than English, instance. Mr. M-- is a most worthy which is the truth. However, a long
man, is not ashamed of the gospel of part of the instruction was to make them Christ, and is a bright and shining light understand what the law was, and for in the dark town of Ennis, which is si what purpose it was given, and until tuated twenty miles north-west of Limethey understood this they could not under- rick, and is the county town of Clare, stand the gospel--bow a sinner, condemn- Preached twice at Partheen ; expounded ed by the holy law of God, could stand jus. the scriptures at Bally Car, where I was tified before the same God. I did not most kindly received by M-C
and bis quit the subject until I was persuaded worthy lady: he continues to read the every individual understood me: this is plain, as with one consent they acknow. scriptures to his poor people, and a ser
mon every Lord's-day evening, and has jedged they did not know what law or his parlour open for all that wish to come gospel signified : so you see what a pity he has a little congregation of from ledge. They beseeched I would go again, at six.mile bridge, in the street; all the it is so many perishing for lack of know. twenty to thirty. I had a great discussion saying that there is a great extent of that people nearly in the town were assen country would be glad of the opportunity. bled. Three popish advocates opposed But in all places I ever travelled I never
me. I replied to all their arguments, found any soil so prepared for the seed of and spoke til nearly night, at which the word. There were some respectable time I had eight Irish miles to come, men in the company, as to worldly cir: quite exhausted in bodily strength; the cumstances. I spent the next day in Lord gave me a mouth and wisdom, Easkey, and another near it, but with which all my adversaries were not able enlightened brethren; two days more in to gainsay or resist;" the multitude and about Ardnaglass, a day in Colloo. ney, and the next home. As this is the was right. "They endeavoured to support
appeared quite divided, some said I jungest journey I ever took, so it is the the doctrine of supererogation on the rich longest journal I ever wrote; and some man's authority, who said he kept the places I have omitted, and also occurcommandments from his youth. But I rences that took place; and my sole satisfactorily proved to the people that he reason for this tedious journal is, to shew the difference this year of Ireland risee, entirely ignorant of the depraviti
was an idolater, and a self-righteous phato what it was twenty-five years ago; of his own heart, and the necessity of a that in all the places I have mention. Saviour, from which I took occasion to ed, at that time there was scarcely one exalt the Redeemer to the utmost of my who had a glimpse of gospel light, or was power, and proved, from the united tes. inquiring after it; and now, there is no timony of prophets and apostles, that direction that a man will face, but there there was no salvation but through him will be both men and women having clear One of the popish advocates acknow. gospel views ; some that were obstinate ledged that he was an idolater, and as bigoted Papists, that now would die such he could not enter the kingdom of martyrs for the truth. So I. conclude, God, which had a good effect. They as. whether I live or die, ferrently praying serted that the Roman Catholic church that the Lord will prosper his own word, was the only one which descended from and raise
faithful men as he hitherto has the apostles, and was the only right one. done, to bring poor benighted souls to I proved that the church of Christ
always the light of that glorious gospel.
existed entirely separate from the popish