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tion, and, secondly, of contempla. ral, vigorous, just, and well ma. tion, he says, p. 206,
tured, by that retirement which he He who has spent his days in some
recommends to others. - To three laborious employment within the bounds classes of men the philosophy of of his owu parish, which is the case of this book may be peculiarly useful. muliitudes, is not likely to feel much in- 1. To the country gentleman; ferest in what passes at a distance, though To those who meditate a retreat in his own contracted sphere he may dis after a course of years spent in play a high degree of moral worth.' The same observation may be extended to
It will teach them the
public. every man who is trained up to active
proper qualifications for such a life; his principles may be just and pious, sides hounds and horses, murmur
change ; and that many things, bebut their exercise, however exemplary, will commonly be limited by his exterior ing streams and shady grores, circumstances. On the other hand, he sumptuous houses and large estates, who has been bred up in a contem lative
are necessary to form a comfortable retirement is less restricted by time or retirement, Above all, it may place; he can more easily transfer his ar- tend to direct them to those inward tentiou to every period and region of the resources, without which every globe we inhabit, and, through the medium condition of life is inevitably subof history or prophecy, receive the impres. ject to vanity and disappointment; şion of every interesting event from the beginning to the end of time ; and soar
and without which some, after a alori with a less obstructed wing above
few years consumed in vacancy and this sublunary state and all contingen: wearisomeness, have trod back their exist nce, to the contemplation of objects steps, and again iningled in dissie immutable and eternal. Thus it appears, pations, which they seemed to have thai neither an actis e nos contemplative in- entirely relinquished, 3. It may stitution of life is so absolutely complete likewise be of service in the case of in itself, that each of them may not de those to whom an interchange of rive considerable assistance from a partici business and retirement is prefer. pation with the other. Happy then is he able to either of themi separately, who can properly unite them both; who can “ behold the face of nis father in and who wish to continue them
both to Heaven," while he ministers to the wel
the greatest advantage. fare of his fellow.creatures upon earth ;
A poet, towards whom Mr. Bates, and whose virtue bears at once the im. perliaps, is not impartially just*, pression of man and of the universe." will furnish our English readers
with no bad motto to this book. The last section of this part
“ Wisdom's self points out, with fidelity and judg, Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude ; ment, the evils to which a retired
Where, with her best nurse, Contemlife is particularly incident, viz.
plation, idleness, humour, conceit, incivi- She plumes her feathers, lets grow her lity, and churlisliness.
wings, In the second part of the work, That, in the various bustle of resort, retirement is considered as promot- Were all too ruitl'd, and soir.etimes iming - human happiness, in the en. pair'd." gagement of agriculture, literature, and religion; and a common objec- Periodical Accounts of the Missions tion against a life of retireinent an
of the United Brethren among the swered. The work concludes with soine pertinent remarks on the ap
Heathen. (No. 39.) Price 15. plication of the principles laid down The first paper in this Number is by the author, in guiding us in the a letter from Labrador, giving an choice of life.
account of the Esquimaux congre. Mr. Bates appears, through the gation at Okkah. The second is a whole of this book as the Chris- letter from Nain, lamenting, as the tian, the scholar, and the philoso. for mer, the renewal of war; and pher. His thoughts are, in gene expressing their desire that the ene,
• Compare Ds. Johnson's Critique on Milton's Satan with a Nole in this Books
my may not eflect a landing in Eng. a tribe among whom Mr. Holmes land. The third letter is from resides as a Missionary from the Hopedale. The arrival of the New York Society; of whom they Brethren's ship the Resolution, at spoke with much estecm. Okkah and at Nain, occasioned A letter from Lewis Rose, a Mis. much joy and thanksgiving*. This sionary anong the Hottentots, at vessel has been remarkably pre- Bavjans kloof. The writer expres. served for many years in its annual ses regret at the loss of the British voyage. The writers of this letter Governor Dundas, Mr. Barnard, also lament the renewed miseries of and others; who, they say,
" have war; and add, “ As it ap; cars that approved themselves just men, and England is, as it were, a wall of de. have been fathers to this Mission." fence, screening the other countries. The work of God prospers among from being over-run by the eneniy, the natives. In six months eleven our prayers are the more fervent for adults and thirteen children had the preservation of that nation." - been baptized; twenty-eight ad. It is highly gratifying to British mitted candidates for baptisin;
four Christians thus tó perceive that admitted communicants; and fitty. their brethren, in many distant six persons had come to reside. countries, are intercessors for our They express much thankfulness puilty and threatened land. This for a box of medicines which had is succeeded by an account of the arrived safely; for, say they, last illness and happy departure of “ among one thousand persons and Benjamin, a co:vert, at Hopedale. upwards, there are always some
The next paper is an extrict sick: - They are too poor to buy from the Diary of the Mission at medicines ; nor can we bear to see Surinam, which is entertaining and them perish for want of them.” interesting. The labourers
A letter, written with sweet sim. countered many dargers, but were plicity, by a converted Esquimaux, rewarded with success. An account closes this Number. is also given of the Missions at Fairfield, in Canada ; Goshen, on Transactions of the Missionary So. the Mu kingum; the river
Price is. Wabash ; amorig the Chippeways, in Canada ; and the Cherokees, at The complaints which was for. Esthernally.
ciety. (No. 10.)
merly made, by some individuals, A letter from Graceham gives a that the public was not sufficiently pleasing account of the visje of a apprized of the proceedings of the company of Tuscarora Indians, who Missionary Society, are now com. were treated in a most hospitable pletely done away, lyy the accounts manner by the Christian bretliren now published of every material at Gracebam, and who, in return, event, in the Transactions before us. thanked them for their kindness; This Number contains, and declared they rejoiced to find a Journal of a Tour made by two of people who had Christianity not the Missionaries at Otaheite, thro' only in their lips, but in their hearts a considerable part of that island.and lives. These Indians belong to 2. A Report of the Labours of the
The Resolution left London June 7, and proceeded, with the Hudson's Bay cone vov, to the Orknies, and from thence to Labrador. After transacting the usual busie ness in the three settlemenis, Captain Fraser hastened back to the Oiknies to take the convoy; but was d sappointed, being driven back by contrary winds ; but these proved the means of deliverance from the enemy. On the 18th of November he was chaced and brought to hy a Fren h frigate; but the sea ran so high that the enemy could not board her. The Resolution escaped, but had ihe mortification to meet the frigate again two days after. „The Lord again interposed; for the wicd was so violent that the French could not put out a boit to board her. During the following right the Captain crowded all his sail, and finally escaped. Many were the prayers ottered up on this trying occasion, and many praises since, for the Lord's goodness, who has enibled the Society to preserve an uninterrupted commuvication with the Mission in Labrador for more than thirty years.
Missionary Society at the Cape, and his Lordship brings his attack, be. of the state of the Missions in ing that of personal, unconditional, Africa under their direetion. and limited redemption, the writer 3 Extrait of a Lerier from Mr. J. of these Remarks enters copiously Irovin, a Afissionary in Africa. on that subject; and successfully 4. Extracts from the Journals of combats the Bishop's arguments. Dr. Vanlerkemp, which are highly He very properly reprobates the interesting. - 5. Letters froin the meihod' his Lordship adopts, " of Doctor to a Relation in Holland, dressing up those whom he is pleas6. An account of the Death of Mr. ed to call Calvinists, in a Matthys. -7. An Account of the frightful garb; and then, by way Missions in Canada and New Bruns- of defeating them, you overturn, wick. – 8. Mission to Newfound. saith he," a system which they do Jand, The whole furnishes useful not hold; nay, which (as charging information; and presents an 'en.
God himselt' with injustice) they couraging view of the diligence abhor !” with which missionary efforts are The author of the Charge thought now made, and the extent to which
proper to afiirm, “ That the introthey are carried.
Objects of still duction of Calvinism, or rather its greater magnitude are, we are told, prevalence in any considerable dein the immediate contemplation of gree, was subsequent to the beginthe Society; and new Missionaries ning of Queen Elizabeth's days; of piety and talents has lately been and that when the Homilies were engaged.
written and published, Calvinistic opinions had made very little pro.
gress in England.” To these asserRemarks on a Charge delivered by
tions of the Bishop, the Member the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Parliament opposes indisputable of Lincoln, at the Triennial Visita- facts. He shews, that the very tion, in May and June 1803. By year after the Articles were first ra. an Old Member of Parliament.
tified by King Edwa1?, Cranmer Svo, 35. 6d.
was assiduons in spreading througla The worthy author of these sen- the kingdo:n tirat excellent Cire. sible remarks has secreted his name; chisin, ascribed to Ponit, Bishop but those who have read Pietas of Winchester, which is fully Cale Oxoniensis will easily recognize the vinistic; a quotation fro:n u lich is venerable champion of the doctrines subjoined in a note. He observes of the Church of England, whose also, " That during this whole able and savrical pen has often reign, Cranmer kept up a corres chastised the opposers of them. pondence with Calvin; by whose
The Right Reverend author of advice and assistance the English the Charge assures us, that the Liturgy was revised; he likewise Established Church is in danger, invited Bucer and Peter Martyr to. from what is called, or rather mis. reside in England ; and read Lec. called Evangelical Preaching. That tures in, our universities,” He rethe church is in danger, the writer
fers also to the Calvinistic writings of the Remarks adınits; but differs of the excellent Ep. Jewel and of from his Lordship as to the quarter Bishop Ridley, who wrote a trea. from whence the danger arises; tinc on Predestination.
ke quotes conceiving, that the peril to be the authority of the historian dreaded is from “men of an exter- Strype, whose words fully confirm nally moral, pharisaical cast; de. the point: also the testiinony of cent' formalists, and self-justiciaries, Dr. Whitaker, in 1589; of Bishop who are, for the most part, greater Carlton, and of Dr. Ward. enemies to sound doctrine and pure Our author having disproved the experimental piety, than the openly assertions before mentioned, pro, profane and careless.”
perly introduces a highly distinThe principal doctrine in the sys- guished Bishop, Dr. Sanderson, tein of Calvinism, against which who once graced that very cathe
dral in which Bishop Pretty man is sinners will Aock to hear the sound
Milk for Babes; a Catechism in
Verse, intended as an Iniroduction
Second saith he," a dialogue to take place
to the Assemöly's Catechism.
Edition, 3d. or 18s. per 100. between the dead and the living, it is to be feared there would not be This is an improved edition of a so much barniony between the two pretty little work for Children, noBi hops of Lincoln as there was be. ticed in a former Magazine. The tween the two Kings of Brentford, verse is easy, and the docirine sound. who are introduced as both smelling The proos, are now added for the use the same nosegay."
of Catechumens in Sunday-schools. The writer ihen steps forward to defend those excellent and usefil LITERARY NOTICES. men, who are the subjects of animadversion in the Charge : “ That
Sir, To the Editor. I have the happiness of being par.
LATELY perusing the works of ticularly acquainted with several of Ab. Leighton, I was highly gratithe clergy, whether rightly called,
fied by their truly pious, evangeli. or miscalled, Evangelical, I glory in cal, and savoury strain, expressed avowing; and the more so, as I
in neat language, quite superior to knw thein to be men of real grace
the age and country wherein he lived. and true humility; -- attached, by
I was led also to wish his works
more koown; and that his produc every principle, to our excellent
tions, still remaining in manuscript, constitution, both in church and Stat; men who have strained,
were published. I see, by what and are willing to strain, every
his for mer Editors, Messrs. Fall nerve for thie defence and preserva- faces, there was an Exposition of
and Wilson, have said in their pretion of both, and who only want to be known, in order to be loved and
the Ephesians, and various religious respected :- ver these are the per
letters among these. As a new sons who are now held up to public
edition of his works has been lately odium, branded with names of announced by Messrs. Ogle, with
the addition of some of his mamu. reproach, equally unjust and ignominions ; insomuch, that whosor script lectures, &c. it is very desir. ever ventures too near them, is sup- included; and as your Magazine
able that the above should be also posed to be in danger of catching The infection of Puritanism, Me.
goes through a multitude of hands, thoctism, Schism, Entinusiasm, Fa
it may lead to such a discovery. Biticism Jacobinism,
We understand that the Editor other ism that can be thought of.”
of Calmet bas put to press a new “ Without laying claim to the
work, intended as a Companion to spirit of prophecy, it is easy to fore.
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