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as regards nonconformists, is a com- that he was "the most prejudiced and plete tissue of misrepresentation and dishonest of all historians," Vol. II. calamny. Lest we should be thought p. 309. and who can unblushingly unjustifiably severe, we will produce assert that " the martyrdom of Cranproof of the truth of this assertion. mer is not more inexpiably disgrace
An individual whose knowledge of ful to the Roman Catholic, than that
this subject should be derived solely of Laud to the puritan persecutors," Ebing from the " book of the church', would ibid. p. 453, deserves little regard. us. Ike inevitably come to these conclusions, Dr. S. most feelingly deplores the
that, on the one hand, the noncon- suppression of the monasteries, and formists have ever been a discontented, imagines that “ reforned convents factious people," a set of ignorant, would be a great blessing to the counwild, and enthusiastic religionists, tur- try;" Vol. II. p. 55. He thinks that bulent as subjects, and tyrannical when the use of images “in itself miglit be in authority; and that, on the contrary, good," and that the pilgrimages to
the established clergy have been pat. Jerusalem arose out of a “pardonable, fall man
terns of meekness, purity, and dili- if not a meritorious feeling of devoi Fred
gence: mild in their tempers, most tion;" Vol. I. p. 16. Vol. II. p. 110. exemplary in their lives, the promoters The reanion of the Church of England of every good work, at once the orna- with the Romisli communion, he looks ment and glory of the land. Our upon as a measure devoutly to be readers need not be told that all this wished;" ibid. p. 357. Really, all tliis is mere fiction.
smells of popery. Is Dr. S. ambitious Dr. S. asserts, that the principles of of a cardinal's hat? the old puritans were “ hostile to mo Most cordially do'wè concur in the narchy;" that they “ attached as much following remarks: importance to sermons, as the Roman
“ It behoves us ever to bear in mind, ists to what they deemed the sacrifice that while actions are always to be judged of the altar;" and that the "monstrous by the immutable standard of right and doctrine of the Supra-lapsarians” was wrong, the judgments which we pass their " distinguishing tenet:" Vol. II. upon men, must be qualified by consider. p. 335, 338, 350. He assures us, that ations of age, country, situation, and the ejectment of the two thousand other incidental circtumstances; and it ministers, on Bartholomew-day, 1662, will then be found, that he who is most Was “fully justified by the circum- charitable in his judgment, is generally stances of the times;" and the only
the least unjust." Vol. II. p. 25. censure le passes on the five-mile act,
Had Dr. S. acted on these principles, and other persecuting measures, is, we should have been spared the necesthat they were
impolitic;" Vol. 11. sity of animadverting so severely on }. 483, 487. When the violence of the his production. Most seriously do we Presbyterians, during the Common- wish that these sentiments may be rewealth, is the theme of narratiou; he cognized by all future ecclesiastical studiously notices every aggravating historians. circumstance, and labours to excite It is much to be regretted, that the our pity and indignation. But, on the celebrity of the author will probably other hand, the sufferings endured by procure an extensive circulation of the nonconformists during the calami- this work among a certain class of tous times that succeeded the Restora- readers, and that it will be the only tion, are either artfully palliated, or source from which many will derivo disingenuously suppressed. Sarely, to their knowledge of the ecclesiastical use Dr. S.'s own words, “ Next to the history of their own country. Thus guilt of those who commit wicked error and uncharitableness will be proactions, is that of the historian who pagated. How lamentable is it, that glosses them over, or excuses them,” splendid talents should be so prostitu
ted and perverted! Our limits will not permit is to
We beg leave to recommend that notice the many calumniating stale- subscquent editions bear the following ments contained in these volumes; nor title;-4 Plea for the Clergy, and an is it necessary, as they have been again Apology for Persccution ; by the author and agaia triumpbaptly refuted.luof" Wai Tyler,” the “ Vision of Judgdeed, the man who can say of Nealment,” and “ Ne Life of Wesley."
Vol. I. p. 183.
The Christian Gleaner; or, Domestic which distinguish the following treatises,
Magazine for 1824. Vol. I. pp. 294. it is unnecessary for us to speak: but we
would entreat those, into whose bands
they may come, not to lay them aside with We are very glad to see this cheap a single reading; for we may venture to periodical, admirably adapted, as we
assure them, that however much of their thiok, to be extensively useful in that excellence they may discover on a first department of society whose interests perusal, every subsequent one will more it is intended to subscrve. That pa- than confirm the estimate." merous and important class of persons, Fully concurring in this statement, whose cultivation and improvement we cannot bat anticipate mach good are so commendably attempted in this resulting from the publication of theso work, bas been too much" neglected; treatises, and we, therefore, wish them bat, as their services can vever be re- the widest possible circulation. garded with indifference, and as epcouragement should be given to cvery
LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. effort which is calculated to render them more agreeable to themselves,
Just Published, and more beneficial to others, we can do no less than sincerely wish that this Directory for Evangelical Ministers: The
Christianæ Militiæ Viaticum, or a brief small publication may obtain unirersal fifth Edition, with, Additions, by Dr. circulation among them.
The Ordination Services of the Rev, T.
Price, at Devonshire-square. Price 29. The Redeemer's Tears wept over lost ciple developed in Early Life. 12mo. Gs.
The Mirven Family; or Christian Prin. Souls: and two Discourses on Self-dedi. Four Editions of the New Testament, cution, and on yielding ourselves to God. beautifully Printed in the
III. Latin, with the English opposite.
IV. French, with the English opposite, The old nonconformists were by Part II. Scripture Natural History of nothing more distinguished, than by Birds and Insects, with Reflections de their deep and intimato acquaintance signed for the Young, by H. Althans: with the human heart. And the writer containing the Pelican, Owl, Crane, of this book, the great Jobn Howe, ex- Hawk, Dove, Swallow, Peacock, and celled among the excellent. His sen- Sparrow. Price Ad. Part III. will be timents are the emanations of a rich Published on the 1st of March, and highly-gifted mind. Many of his The Record of Friendship; a Memoir writings are far too profound and ab- of Mr. William Howden, who died May strase for popular reading; and his 21, 1823. Aged 23. 38. 6d. Bds. style is often so inverted and involved, other important Subjects ; translated by
Pascal's Thoughts on Religion, and and sometimes so abrupt, as to becomo the Rev. Edward Craig, A.M. with a. obscure. In this volume, however, biographical Memoir. Foolscap 8vo. there is one of the most pathetic ex It will be the only complete and faithpostulations with a sinner that our ful Translation ever published. language can furnish; and the diction A new Edition of Doddridge's Family is, in general, as plain, as it was in- Espositor, in one very large Volame, tended to be powerful and punyent, super royal octavo, with a beautiful The two smaller tracts are admirable,
Portrait on Steel, breathing throughout the spirit of a
A Letter to the Editor of the Quarterly man pre-eminently boly, and heavenly sions on a Work, entitled “ Divine In
Review, occasioned by its Animadverminded. The essay prefixed by Dr. Gordon, is A.M. Minister of St. James's, Bristol.
fuence," by the Rev. T. T. Biddulpb, evangelical and elegantly written. We extract a few lines from the last page vations on the most remarkable and
The Progress of Dissent; being Obser: of it.
amusing Passages of that Article in the “ or the sublimity of conception, the last Number of the Quarterly Review. ardour of feeling, and energy of language Addressed to the Editor, by a Noncor
Sa. H. Hough.
CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. twenty-eight Missionaries in foreign coto. German Papers. Proclamation.
tries, and among the Indian tribes. or
this number, fifteen are males, and nine GEORGE IV. &c.
are ordained ministers. The following It having come to our knowledge, that table shows the names of the different some doubts are entertained respecting stations, the country or people among the interpretation and application of the whom they are established, and the names first paragraph of the 16th article of the of the principal Missionaries. act of the German Confederation of the Stations. Country or People. Missionaries. 8th of June, 1815; which is to the follow
Rev. ing effect:
Burman G. The difference of the Christian reli- Rangoon
Rev. gious communities, cannot lead to any
Jona Wade. difference in the enjoyment of civil and
Rev. political rights in the countries composing Ava
Dr. Judson. the Germanic Confederation:"-we are
Dr. Price. induced to issue the following declara
Miamies and tion and ordinance.
Shawnees nr. Rev. 1. The several professors of the Chris- Carey
Isaac M'Coy. tian faith, enjoy a perfect equality of
r. Ind. civil and political rights in the kingdom; Valley
Rev. and, in conformity with the said article, Towns
J. Roberts. the notion of a predominant and of
Rev. a merely tolerated church, is entirely Liberia
lony in Africa
Lott Carey. abolished.
Creek Indians 2. All Christian religious communities Withing on Chataboo. have a right to the unobstructed and free
ton chee river, exercise of their religious worship, and
Geo. erery clergymen can require the surplices, &c. only from the parishioners of his own
The mission to the Burmans was com. persuasion. Consequently,
menced in 1814 ; to the Cherokees, in 3. Those inhabitants who belong to a 1818; to the Miamies and Shawnees, in different Christian persuasion from that 1820; to Africa, in 1821 ; and to the of the parish, are to pay the fees, &c. Creeks, in 1823. There is a church of only to the clergymen of their persuasion, eighteen native converts at Rangoon, a to whose parish they are positively an- school of sixty Indian children at Carey, nexed. Fees can be required by a clergy- and two schools among the Cherokees. man of a different persuasion, when he has been required to perform an official duty, and bas really performed it.
AMERICAN BAPTISTS. 4. On the other hand, all dues to churches and schools, which proceed from (From a New York Paper, Oct. 30, 1824.) houses, farms, and other landed property
“ The Rev. Dr. Baldwin, an aged and in a parish, without regard to the per. highly respected Baptist minister in Bos. sonal qualities of the professor in respect ton, was placed by one of the political to his religious belief; are still to be parties in Massachusetts, at the head of paid to those entitled to them by every their Presidential electoral ticket to suppossessor, even if be belong to a Christian ply the place of Governor Eustis, who party different from that of the parish.
had declined. The Doctor at first con. 5. Contains regulations for the entries sented to stand, but was compelled by in the church books.
the excitement among his religious Hanorer, Dec. 18. St. James's Chronicle and General Even- letter to the Committee who put him in
friends to withdraw his name. In his ing Post,-Jan. 1, 1925.
nomination, he says, ' The unusual and unlooked-for excitement among my reli.
gious friends, threatens to destroy the AMERICAN BAPTIST MISSION.
peace of my society, and if kept up will From the “ New York Obsorrer." extend its injarious effects sull wider. Tuz American Baptists now have Therefore, I feel compelled to request
that my nanie may be withdrawn from sufficiently known to you, or recommended baile the honourable list with which by you it to your consideration; consequently, you fou! has been associated.'
have not had opportunity to estimate itsubini • Professor Chaso, of the Columbian value, or inducement to afford it your aid. ere, men college at Washington, arrived at Phila- Be assured, that on the point of utility, whe! delphia, on Sunday of last week in the though humble in its pretensions, silent proter da ship Manchester, after a boisterous pas. in its operations, and effecting its marcha, divat sage of forty-five days, from Liverpool, without observation, it bas, beneath the wordt His health is much improved.”
auspices of a gracious providence, been a
og fint COLUMBIAN COLLEGE, some concern for its perpetuity. And are tons : 1 In the District of Columbia.
there none amongst you, besides those largest worthy individuals who do now gede. We
rously befriend it, disposed to enroll their stands Though this Institution has only com
names upon the list of its regular and per. setent menced the second term of its third year,
manent supporters ? Are their no feel. yet there are ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY ings of interest capable of being roused, students : these are from twenty different excited, and impelled to action? Is it states." Religious and political party tion in England, that there is an instituir ljus
not to the credit of the Baptist denomina.( the discriminations are unknown in the pro- tion formed in Cambria, to raise the mi. ceedings and discipline of the college. Good scholarship, good morals, virtuous nisters of the same persuasion to a de. habits, industry, and talent, constitute gree of literary respectability? And is it the vnly basis of distinction."
not of moment, that, in this part of the curt to
and, therefore, so capable of becoming Baptist Academical Institution, subsidiary to the spread of the gospel at Abergavenny.
home and ahroad, should accompany
ledge and information? Upon these intereseker It appears there are ten students sup- rogatories, a negative cannot be fixed. ported at this institution: three of these “ The Seminary proposed to your beni. are supported by a benevolent gentleman ficent regards, is not absolutely of a local in the neighbourhood of London : the character. Though established for the plante total expenses for the others even, for one
education of Welshmen, and ostensibly year, amounted to £210 28. only, From an for the benefit of the Principality, its beaddress, written by the tutor, the Rev. neficiaries are shackled with no restricMicah Thomas, and circulated by the Com- tions, but are at full liberty to exercise mittee, the following extracts are made.- the work of the ministry in what country
“More convenient premises are ex soever they please. Out of more than ceedingly desirable and requisite, and fifty who have already enjoyed its priviSuco, I would greatly add both to the comfort and leges, there are several now reputably bezber respectability of the Academy. Besides, and efficiently discharging the pastoral the work of teaching, the number of
functions amongst you. And whenever pils amounting to ten, as it now does, it may be agreeable and convenient to would be more efficiently executed in the any of your churches to draw upon it for hands of two than of one. But at present, supplies, no impediment intervenes. without a much larger support than what “ Hence it is conceived, that on various has yet been furnished, these much need grounds the institution, thus pleaded for, ed acquisitions are entirely out of reach, deserves a portion of your munificence, and can only be contemplated as desiderata. and is worthy of your co-operation. Its
“ Many English friends likewise have general objects, established utility, and demonstrated their accustomed benevo- small expenditure, all combine to enforce lence and firmness; and to those of them its claims.” that do now patronize, and such particuJarly as have not yet done so, but it is hoped will, when informed of the cha
ORDINATIONS, &c. racter and exigencies of the institution, the preceding account, and the subsequent appeal, are most affectionately and STROUD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. respectfully submitted.
On July 1, 1824, a Baptist meeting. " Brethren of England: the Aberga. house was opened in the town of Stroud, venny Academy has never yet been made Gloucestershire, raised by the exertions
of the Rev. H. Hawkins; when three im. ISLE OF ELY ASSOCIATION. pressive sermons were preached : by the Rer. Jenkin Thomas, of Cheltenham, in the morning, from Nehemiah x. 39; in The Baptist and Independent Ministers, the afternoon, from Isaiah liii. 10; and by associated in the Isle of Ely and its vicithe Rev. Robert Stodhart, of London, in nity, held their nineteenth half-bearly the evening, from 2 Cor. iii. 9. The de- meeting at Stretham, on Wednesday, votional parts of the service were con- October 6th ; when three sermons were ducted by Messrs. Thomas, Wootton-un- preached, by brethren Reynolds and Compder-edge; Sutton, missionary; Wbite, ton, of Isleham, and Green, of BluntisCirencester; Drayton, Gloucester; Ro- ham. A collection was made in the aftergers, Monmonth; and Richards, Stone. noon, in aid of the respective missions, benge. Large and attentive congregations amounting to £4 25. were present. We understand a congregation of six hundred people attend, and a church of twenty members is formed.
Ordination of Mr. J. Forster, at Scarbro'.
Ordination of the Red. John Wood, at On Wednesday, Nov. 3, Mr. J. Forster, Uffculm, Dedon.
late of Bradford Academy, was publicly recognized as pastor of the Baptist church,
Scarborough. Mr. M'Pherson, of Hull, JULY 22, 1824, the Rev. John Wood commenced the services by reading and was set apart to the pastoral office over
prayer; Mr. Harness, of Burlington, the Baptist church, at Uffculm, Devon. stated the nature of a Christian church, The Rev. Mr. Singleton, of Tiverton, be- and proposed the usual questions; Dr. gan the service by reading and prayer; Steadman, (Mr. F.'s tutor) offered up the Rev. Mr. Viney, of Bridgewater, delivered ordination prayer, and delivered the the introductory discourse, asked the charge from Colossians iv. 17; and Mr. usual questions, and received the confes. Thonger, of Hull, preached to the church, sion of faith. Rev. Mr. Thomas, of Pres. from Matthew x. 41; Messrs. Normanton, cot, offered up the ordination prayer, Rev. Sykes, (Methodists) and Morley, (IndeDr. Rippon gave a charge from Judges pendent) were engaged in devotional ex. xix. 30, “ Take advice;" Rev. Mr. Hor. ercises. The services of the day appeared sey, of 'Wellington, addressed the church deeply to interest a numerous and attenfrom 1 Thess. v. 12, 13; and Rev. Mr. tive audience. Williams, (Independent) of Uffculm, closed tho interesting services of the day in prayer.
Chapel was opened at Ellingham, in the LANDOGO, MONMOUTHSHIRE.
County of Norfolk, for the use of the On September 29, 1824, a new meeting Particular Baptist Church in that place, house was opened at Landogo, Monmouth. under the pastoral care of Mr. Hatcher. shire; Mr. Jones, of Cardiff, read and In the morning, Mr. Williams, of East prayod; Mr. Davis, of Bristol Academy, Dereham, preached from Psalm cxviii. 25; preached from Luke viii. 18, “Take heed in the afternoon, Mr. Kinghorn, of Norhow ye hear;" Mr. Jones, of Gorsely, wich, preached from Psalm xc. 16; and concluded with prayer. In the afternoon, in the evening, Mr. Williams preached Mr. Burroughes, from the Baptist church from Romans v. 7, 8, 9. The devotional at Horsely, was ordained, in the same services conducted by Messrs. place, to the pastoral care of the Baptist Hatcher, Kinghorn, Atkins (of Wymonchurch, at Penhalt; Mr. Wright, of Lid- ham, Independent), and Williams. brook, read and prayed; Mr. John Fry, There has been a Particular Baptist of Coleford, delivered the introductory Church at Ellingham for upwards of 110 discourse, asked the usual questions, and years. The old meeting-house had been received Mr. Burroughes's statement of long in a decayed state, and for several his experience, and confession of faith; years past the people have been subscribMr. Robert Fry, of Hatch, offered up the ing for the new Chapel. They had raised ordination prayer; Mr. Winterbotham de- about £400 before they began to build, livered the charge, from 1 Tim.iii, 1; Mr. and about £150 more is requisite to clear Jones, of Cardiff, preached to the people, all the expenses of the building: which from 1 Thess. v. 12 ; and Mr. Lewis, of sum (with the exception of about £19 Chepatow, concluded with prayer. collected when the Chapel was opened),