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truths wbich he taught, to exhibit and gentle casuist, which relieves an eminent example of patience; them froin many uneasy scruples, and, by his resurrection from the and from that needless precision, dead, to furnish us with a demon- which the gloomy tenels of Calvinism stration and earnest of a general re- impose.' surrection, and of a future state.' There is an Appendix at the And is this the gospel in which we close of the pamphlet, containing are taught to glory? Is this the some sensible remarks on the Reheight of that redeeming love, surrection of Christ, the modern which is celebrated in such exalted abuse of Biblical Criticism,' and strains ? No. It is a cold blast that the Mysteries of Religion. On bewill freeze your very souls, and half of the public, we can venture extinguish the fire of Christian cordially to thank Dr. Davies for love in every heart into which it this sermon ; which proves, that in enters.'

spite of the pressure of infirmities The same religion, one of whose and age, his intellectual and spifundamental doctrines is the Deity ritual force is not at all abated. of Jesus Christ, and which is the parent of such feelings of animated The True Christian Exemplified : devotion, rectifies the conduct, and

a Funeral Sermon for P. Melville, prompts to the exertions of disin.

Esq. Depuly Governor of Penterested zeal.

dennis Casile, Cornwall. By the May we not appeal (adds Dr. D.)

Rev. J. Wilcox, Minister of Ely to many living witnesses to the

Chapel, London, &c. holy tendency of the evangelical doctrines? Have they not, in nu

The text, Acts x. 2, ' A devout merous instances, been the means of man,' was well chosen on this ocreclaiming the most dissolute, licen

casion; for Mr. Melville appears to tious, and profane, and of training life in an exemplary manner.

have spent the latter years of bis them to the practice of piety and

He virtue? Once they were abandon

was bred to arms, and escaped most ed to the vilest practices; but,

imminent danger in the East Indies. after the example of the converted

After his return home, it pleased Corinthians, they are washed, they God to call him by his grace; since are justified, they are sanctified, in

which time he displayed the grace the name of the Lord Jesus, and by degree. Mr. W. has done well in

of the holy Spirit in a most eminent. the Spirit of our God. nianism able to produce such evi- exhibiting to public notice such a dence of its efficacy to reform a

monument of mercy; and we hope degenerate world?' Has the zeal

the perusal of this discourse will be of its votaries led them, in defiance

blessed to many souls, inducing of abuse and persecution, to visit

them to imitate the bright example

of the deceased. those places whose inhabitants are involved in the grossest ignorance and immorality ? No. Such hazard

A Brief Explication of the Assembly's

Shortcr Catechism. By John ous attempts they resign unenvied to a Whitefield, a Wesley, or a

Brown, late Minister of the Goss Hill, or to any other enthusiast,

pel at Huddinglon. A new edi, who thinks that he who winneth

lion, with Scripture Proofs. By souls is wise. Are not their societies

Ebenezer Brown, Minister of the an asylum to those who chuse not Gospel at Inverkeilhing. to entertain that strict and self-deny- THE gospel church is built ing religion which is inculcated by upon the foundation of the apostles those evangelical preachers, whom and prophets, Jesus Christ himself they are pleased to brand as Antino- being the chief corner-stone. It mians; but not being able to satisfy seems to be, therefore, most desirthemselves without some kind of able that in all manuals of Christian religion, they embrace Socinianisma instruction, especially those which as a more liberal and indulgent syy- are 'catechetical, the pupil's mind tem: They hail it as a benevolent should be directed to some suitable

portion of God's inspired word as Denomination. For both occasions the ground of his belief. The edi- it is highly appropriate; and to all tor of this little work of his vene- ministers of the gospel it must be rable father, by adding, in words peculiarly interesting and edifying. at length, the Scriptures which sup- The title which the excellent auport the various doctrines, has done thor has prefixed, conveys a just an essential service to the rising ge- idea of the design, and points out peration. The word of Christ is like the leading division of the disly to dwell in their young minds course,“On the Discouragements richly, in all wisdom, while in the and Supports of the Christian use of this excellent catechism they Minister. The address is founded mutually teach and admonish one on 2 Cor. iv. 1, · Therefore, seeing another. They will feel themselves we have this ministry, as we have sitting at the feet, not of man, but received mercy, we faint not. of the Son of God; and doing The preacher points out, in the first bomage, not to the fallible faculties place, the sources of discourageof man, but to Him in whom are ment connected with the office of hid all the treasures of wisdom and the Christian ministry, and which knowledge.

arise out of the nature of the work, abstractedly considered ; and then

describes those difficulties which The dying Believer's Confidence in result from the diversity of temper,

his Redeemer. A Sermon preached character, and situation which at Providence. Chapel, Peppard, vails among the hearers of the gos

preOxon. on the Death of the Rev. pel. In enforcing the necessity of Joseph Walker, aged 36. Pub. modes of address adapted to the lished for lhe Benefit of his Widow

various characters of hearers, Mr. and Four small Children. By the llall thus expresses himself : Rev. J. Churchill, Henley. Is. 6d. • A loose and indiscriminate inan

From the text :( I know that ver of applying the promises and my Redeemer liveth,' &c.) Mr. C. threatenings of the gospel, is illtakes occasion, 1, 'To notice the judged and pernicious; it is not points of doctrine of which Job possible to conceive a more efprofesses his belief; and, 2, The fectual method of depriving the Nature and Grounds of a Believer's sword of the Spirit of its edge, Confidence as to Eternal Things. than adopting that lax generality The power of faith is then illus- of representation which leaves it's trated in some interesting particu- hearer nothing to apply, presents lars respecting the deceased, who no incentive to self-examination, was wonderfully supported and and besides its utter inefficiency, comforted in his dying hours, and disgusts by the ignorance of human enabled calmly to resign to the care nature, or the disregard to its best of his heavenly Father, his dear re- interests it infallibly betrays.- The latives, especially his wife and four preacher who aims at doing good small children. We shall be happy will eisdeavour, above all things, if the sale of this discourse should to insulate his hearers, to place contribute towards their support. each of them apart, and render it

impossible for him to escape by

losing hiinself in the crowd.' A Discourse delivered to the Rev.

In urging the importance of seJames Robertson, at his Ordina

riousness and affection, whatever tion over the Independent Church may be the mode, of address, but at Stretton, Warwickshire. By especially in denunciations of diRobert Hall. 28.

vine displeasure, Mr. Hall makes This admirable discourse was the following judicious and forcible delivered also in London, at the remarks: A hard and unfeeling Anniversary of the Academical In- manner of denouncing the threalstitution, recently established at enings of the word of God, is not Stepney, for educatiog Young Men only barbarous and inhuman, but for the Ministry in the Baptist calculated, by inspiring disgust, to

rob them of all their efficacy. If A brief analysis and a few exthe awful part of our message, tracts are by no means adequate to which may be styled the burden of convey a just idea of this inimitathe Lord, ever fall with due weight ble discourse ; we hope, however, on our hearers, it will be when it is they will be more than sufficient to delivered with a trembling band induce our readers to put themand faltering lips; and we may selves in possession of the treathen expect them to realize its sures it contains. For compass of solemn import when they perceive thought, seriousness of manner, that we ourselves are ready to sink energy, fervour and elegance of under it.'

expression, this discourse is worthy The supports of the Christian of its author ; and it may even be minister are represented by Mr. affirmed that its eloquence is its Hall as arising from the following smallest praise. considerations : -That the office of a minister is of divine institution; -- that the requisite materials for

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The Annual Meeting of the Society is intended to be held in London on the 13th, 14th, and 15th days of May next. The Minis. ters engaged to preach on that occasion are, the Rev. MATTHEW WILKS, of London; the Rev. John Love, of Glasgow; the Rev. ALEXANDER STEILL, of Wigan; aud the Rev. Dr. GILBEF, Rector of Barby, near Dunchurch, in Warwickshire. - Further particulars may be expected in our next.

Death of Dr. Uanderkemp. It has never been our lot to record, in this work, a bercaving Providence of a more afflictive nature than the removal from this World of the late pious, venerable, and useful Missionary, Dr. John Theodorus Vanderkemp.

He had been for some months at the Cape, engaged in affairs of a very important nature; and had in serious contemplation the commencement of a mission in the island of Madagascar ; but the great Head of the Church was pleased to accept the will for the deed, and to release his worn-out servant from further and more laborious en. terprises, by calling him up to his rest and reward on Lord's Day, Dec, the 15th, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the morning.

He had very lately dispatched for their stations in the interior, four of the Missionary brethren, and was engaged in settling other affairs of no small moment, for the future regulation of all the African Missions, when, on Saturday morning, Dec. 7, he was taken ill. He had expounded with much liberty of mind, the first chapter of the first book of Kings ; after which he said to that venerable mother in Israel, Mrs. Smith, 'My dear mother Smith, I am very weak, ånd wish for an opportunity to settle my own affairs ;' but, alas! this opportunity was not afforded, for he was scized with a shivering, succeeded by a fever, which obliged him to take to his bed, -from which he never rose. He took some proper medicines ; but they failed of procuring relief. He became worse and worse; so that his amicted friends could not but forebode the painful result. This was rendered more distressing on account of the violence of his disorder, by which his powers were so oppressed, that he was scarcely able to answer a question. -About two days before his death, Mrs. Smith said to him, My dear friend, what is the state of your mind ?' to whieb, with a sweet... smile on his countenance, he replied, " ALL IS WELL.” She again said, 'Is it light or dark with you ? He answered, LIGHT, Two pious soldiers also called upon him on


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the 14th, one of whom prayed with him; after which he spoke a few words to them. He continued sensible to the last, but was unable to speak more. At length, on the eighth day of his sickness, he calmly expired; and, no doubt, his separated spirit received the welcome and the plaudits of that glorious Redermer, to whose cause he had faithfully devoted, with uncommon assiduity, the last thirteen years of his life. His

age was about 64. A Memoir of his Life, compiled by direction of the Missionary Society (with his Portrait) is just published.

An Auxiliary Missionary Society, of a very promising description, has lately heen established at the Cape. It was occasioned by a printed address of the Society published last year in London ; Mr. Thompson, a Missionary lately gone to the East, took it to Cape Town, Dr. Vanderkemp read it to some religious friends, and at their next Missionary Prayer Meeting, a number of persons commenced an Assistant Society, among whom are several British soldiers, to some of whom Mr. Read's mninistry while there was very useful. To their power, yea, beyond their power, they have contributed to the Missionary func'. The amount, when the letter informing the Directors of this was written, Nov. 16, 1811, was about 150.

An unfiuished Letter froin Dr. Vanderkemp to the Directors has been sent over, dated Dec. 1811, without the insertion of the day of the month.

It must have been written just before the commencement of his illness. UPPER CANADA.

means of providing a shepherd for

those sheep who are literally in the An unknown friend in Wales wilderness. I am only in very has lately sent £10 to the Society moderate circumstances, and have for the support of Circulating to support a family (not a small Schools in the Highlands and Islands one) by my labour ; but could I of Scotland. The following ex- hear that such an appointment was tract from his letter shews how likely to be made, I would contrimuch the preaching of the gospel bute ten pounds at Christmas next is desired by some persons in Up towards the undertaking ; and (God per Canada; for whose assistance willing) a like suin the Christmas we hope some measures will be following:- May the Great Shepadopted :

herd consider these of his scattered • I should feel very great pleasure fluck! could I hear of a ininister, who can preach in the Gaelic tongue, Extract of a Leiter from a Gentlebeing sent to Upper Canada. In

man at lelcrjburgh to his friend that province, large numbers of Highlanders are settled so com

in London, daled Jan, 17, 1812. pletely by themselves, as to pre- Two of my friends who are serve their language and national returned from the waters of Caucustoms. These poor people have casus, tell me that they passed a no pastor; yet, so desirous are they fortnight very agreeably with the of the word of life, that when a Scots Missionaries in that neighminister was at Quebec, some little bourhood. The principals are the time since, who could preach in Rev. Mr. Brunton and Mr. PaterGaelic, many came upwards of five son. During the seven years they kundred miles to hear a sermon and have been there, they bave sufferreceive the sacrament. If this ed much from the Tchircassians, were known to the bretbren in who have often robbed them of London, surely those to whom God their cattle, &c.; yet, all things has, given store, of this world's considered, they have succeeded goods, would soon furnish the much better than might have been

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