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• In the characters given in this Poems on Subjects connecled with chapter, I have had a particular the Scriptures. . By Sarah Newview to the tastes and circum- man. Published by Subscription stances of my readers, and to meet for Benefit.their various objections; but it is fully to deny, and useless to dis- these poems, were not unlike those

Our feelings, on the perusal of semble, that there is one objection of a botanist, who has been someto which I have not been able to times surprized and gratified to furnish an answer: one objection

discover which neither the learning of Gro. Aower blooming in obscurity, and

à pretty and fragrant tius, nor the ingenuity of Paley can

on uncultivated soil. Sarab Newremove, and it is this: Christianity cannot be reconciled to the cor

man (as we are informed by the rupt propensities of human nature. in early life an unprotected orphan,

editor of this production) was left It tolerates none of the vices of possessed of no other mental acmankind, nor even their proud virtues, if I snay so call them. It how to read and write ; the latter

quirements than those of knowing is infexible ; and will not bend be- of which she gained by procuring fore the chair of science, or the throne of power. It is the unalter- school - master. Without farther

a few occasional lessons from a able decree of heaven, that, except education, she went out to ser, man be born again,' except he be- vice, and successively discharged come a little child,' he cannot be her duties in that relation to sevethe subject of this kingdom. Here ral families. In the course of her then the reader must make his clection: if he be willing to be employment she had opportunities

of reading several of the works of come • a new man,' and renounce his sins; if he can stoop to become leisure, she ainused herself by com

our best poets; and, at intervals of ! a little child,' and 'imbibe the

Some of these bave Spirit of the meek and lowly Jesus,

posing verses. then may all his objectious be fully the benevolent design of increas

been arranged and published, with unswered ; but if not, he must seek farther for a system to meet his ing her means of comfortable existwishes. ' Christianity is not a reli- The selection is highly creditable

ence during the winter of old

age, gion for statestnen, for philoson to her talents aud principles. phers, or for gentlemen as such. A great man once told bis illustrious pupil there was no royal road to Night; u Poem. 8vo, 48. Geometry; so may I say, There Tuis poetic production reis no royal, no philosophic road to commends itself to our notice, by heaven.

its evident design and tendency tu We have discovered a few mis- excite benevolent and religious takes as to dates. &c. which may be feeling. Among the topics introeasily corrected * ; but we cannot duced are the following: – The consider the laudable design of this Shepherd's Fainily Worship, -Sawork, the labour which it has periority of Britain to other Coun. taken, and the manner in which it tries in Government, Arts, Sciences, is, so far, executed, without saying Religion, &c. Recommendation that, if the author performs his to aid the Reform of those who whole task of twenty - two chap- have been the Objects of Seduction, ters as he has the five contained in - Sufferings and Death of Christ, this part, his work will entitle bim Effects of the preaching of the to the sincere thanks of those Gospel,-- State of the World during Christian readers who wish for the the Millenniui, - Day of Judgetwo-fold felicity of a safe guide ment, &c. and a pleasant companion. C. G. The.poelry, is not destitute of

In Note page 60, Wetstein's fol. Nov. Test. (1711 and 1735, instead of 1751, 1752). Septuagint best 'edit. Dri Crabe, 2 cols. fol. 1707, iostead of Breitlinger's edit. 4 vol. 4to, 1930.

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claims to commendation; but it is liberty, which they fully enjoy, but difficult, from a Poem in blank for polilical power; and therefore verse, to select a fair specimen that it would be a dangerous exwithin the limits of our work, periinent for the Dissenters, whose

aiin is religious liberty alone, to Scripture Directory; or, An Ato join with the Catholics in their pe

lempt to assist the unlearned Rea- tition. This well-written pamphlet der to understand the General has excited much attention; and we Heslory and Leading Subjects of apprehend has made no inconsidera the Old and New Testament. By able impression on the public mind. the Rev. Thomas Jones, Curale of Creuton. Price 2s. 6d.

The modest title of this book, On the object of Religious Wors according with the unassuming

ship, and on the Pre-existence of

the Son of God; to which is added, character of its pious author, suffi

An Historical Account of Two ciently expresses the useful design

nolable Corruplions of Scripture, of this publication, which is to assist serious, and especially young,

by Sir (s. Newton. By G. Clarke.

2d edit. with additions., 48. persons, in their study of the sacred volume. Mr. Jones has been care- We took up this book under ful to shew that Christ crucified' the idea of its beiug a defence of is the grand subject of the Old as the Deity of the Saviour ; and were well as of the New Testament, and much disappointed to find the that the testimony of Jesus is the writer on the opposite side of the spirit of prophecy.' We think that question. We inust do him the jus. diligent readers of the Bible, by pe- tice, however, to state his opinions rusing a section of the Scripture in his own words. Speaking Directory,' before they begin a of the Creation, he says, . The New particular book,-as Genesis, Exo Testament informs us who the first dus, &c. will find their study of it person is that was brought into exfacilitated, and their acquaintance istence, and that it was his (God's with its principal design increased. Son, whose nature is not described In this view it may be useful tò in the Old or New Testament,' p. 10. all, but especially to those who - When Jesus Christ is called by have not à Commeutary on the the name of God, it is on account of Scriptures at hand.

the Deity residing in him as a tem

ple, and having all power given to A Letter to a Protestant Dissenter. him,' &c' p. 24,-as if the resideoce

in Answer to the Question, Shall of a Deity converted a temple into the Dissenters join the Roman Ca. a God. Again, It does not ap. tholics, in their Petition to Parlia; pear that the Holy Spirit is, as gene. ment, for what is called Catholic rally bas been described, a proper Emancipation?' Containing Rea or distinct person; but the indumarks un Religious Liberty and ence, energy, and power of God.' Political Power, both as they affect Page 25. - The Appendix, which Ile Established Church and Pro- makes above two thirds of the testant Dissenlers ; applicable to book, is only to shew that the readthe present momentous Crisis: ing of two passages of Scripture Fourth edil. Ts.

(1 John v. 7, - 1 Tim. iii. 16) is at The sensible writer of this least doubtful; which would be of pamphlet enquires, 1st, Into the importance if our doctrine rested present situation of the Catholic, only on two or three passages of and the object of his petition. Scripture, but not while the whole 2dly, Into that of the Protestant tenor of Scripture leans one way, Dissenter, and what he would have We need not be alarmed, huwa in view in an application to Parlia- ever, at this little work ; few persons ment. The result is, that the Ca- will be gratified at giving 4s. for tholics already enjoy greaier pri- 128 12m0 pages, badly written and vileges, in some respects, than the badly printed'; and most of which Dissenters; tbat the application of have been repeatedly before ibe the Catbotics is not for religious public many years ago.

Consolation in Death. A Funeral best method of conducting it.

Sermon for Mrs. Berry, of War. 3d, Some Reasons for the Method minster. By W. Jay, 8vo, 18. 6d. here recoinmended. Tue respectable author of this

The second sermon is entitled, discourse, though averse to funeral

• Labourers in the Harvest,' Matt. eulogies, in describing the character ix. 38; in which the preacher obof Mrs. B. is coinpelled in justice to

serves, Ist, The Office of a Christian

Minister is an Office of Labour. say, that he considered her, not only one of the excellent of the 2d, The true and faithful minister carth, but one of the most excel is of the Lord. lent, one of the most amiable ex

We can give but a short quotaemplary, edifying Christians, in tion: The present is one of those every relation she was called to periods, of which it may eminently fill.'' It would be surprizing if we

be said, . The harvest truly is plenwere not to perceive, in perusing teous, but the labourers are few.' such a discourse, some of those Not a day passes but from some masterly strokes to which we are ac

corner of our land the cry is heard customed from the pen of Mr. Jay.

• Come and help us. We would If our limits permitted, we would hear the trnth,' "The cry is echoed

We want gladly reprint the whole of the back from ourselves, concluding pages, which exhibit help likewise. Still louder is the the dying saint walking with holy cry of foreign lands.---By his blessfearlessness through the valley of ing upon us, He is giving the Bible the shadow of death ; but we are

to every nation under heaven: but restrained by want of room. We

there is yet another gift wanting.

“ Understandest thou what thou wish, however, warmly to recommend the sermon, particularly to readest? How can I, except soine our female readers.

man should guide me? We do but

partially discharge our debt of Two Sermons preuched at the Visi- obligation, unless with the Bible tations of the Rev. Dr. Burnaby,

we raise up an interpreter. .

The third scrmon is on SalvaArchdeacon of Leicester, &c. To

tion in Christ only.' which is added, a Sermon on the Salvation which is in Christ only discourses such purity of doctrine,

To us, there appears in these By the Rev. Edw. Thos. Vaughan, such firmness of decision, such M.A. Vicor of St. Mary's and All Saints, in Leicester, 8c. 88. 6d. simplicity of intention, to pro

mote the great objects of the It gives us unfeigned pleasure Christian ministry, that we cannot to find such sermons as these ad- but ardently wish that every visitdressed to the clergy at a Visitation, ation of the clergy may enjoy such instead of the wretched and paltry a minister ; nay, that every clergyattempts too frequent on such oc- man of the Church of England casions to vilify evangelical prias may thus plainly and ardently, and ciples. This pious preacher endea with such a holy unction, manitest: vours to state them in the most im- the truth to his congregation. pressive manner, How could I

0! si sic omnes, better hope to fulfil the great end then shall glory dwell in our land; for which we live, than by address- righteousness shall flow down our ang a few piain words of soleion and streets like a river, and our prospeatfectionate exhortation to my rity be as the waves of the sea. partners and companions in the Jabours, hopes, and conflicts of our arduous office, of whom each in- The Christian's Life and Death: @ dividual is as an host of men ?'

Funeral Sermon for Elizabeth the Tbe first sermon is eatilled,

wife of C. Noel Nocl, Esq. M. P. ? Christ our Subject, and is found.

By Thomas Golding. Svo, Is. 'ed on 2 Cor. iv. 5 ; in which Mr. V. By an advertisement prefixed treats, Ist, The excellency of the to this Sermon, accounting for the Institution of preaching :Rd, The delay of its appearance, we are in

formed that when it was delivered force the dissuasion,

. Do thyself at Fulwood, near Pounsford Park, no harın. These topics are treated Somersetshire, the affluent resi- very fully and impressively, and dence of the highly respectable, but concluded with a suitable improvebereaved family of the Welmans, ment. The numerous ministers Mr. Noel was in Rutlandshire, who heard this discourse, ugani. which county he represents in Par-. mously requested its publication :liament, attending the reinains of' a' circumstance which powerfully. his beloved partner to the place ap- rccominended it to public notice. pointed for her rest until the resurrection of the just ; but on ob- Au Inquiry into the Original and taining a sight of the inanuscript, Modern Applicution of the Tolera. after the lapse of some weeks, he tion Act. By the author of Hints requested it to be printed ; and in on Toleration.' 8vo, 28. the propriety of such a request we Tue writer, whose former pubcordially concur, considering the

lication excited much interest, COILSermon creditable, not only to the tends, in this pamphlet, that the ex. feelings but to the talents of the author. From Phil. i. 21. For pretending to Holy Orders,' is de

From Phil. i. 21. For pression in the Toleration Act, me to live is Christ; and to die is scriptive of students in dissenting gain,' Mr. Golding sketches the

academies and itinerants,' -as inak. portrait of Mrs. Noel in her life of ing pretensions to the Christian dependence, communion, and de- ministry; and that the late limitatioạ voledness to the Saviour. The

of the privileges of the act, to pas. piety of Miss Welman, afterwards

tors of congregations, is contrary to Mrs. Noel, we are told was early, as

the design and spirit of the statute. it since happily proved habitual and

He also argues, that if the act exo, persevering She had been for

tends to Quakers, wbo never choose some time declining in health ; and ministers of particular congregaa voyage to Madeira was recominended. Mr. and Mrs. Noel had has lately been done. The author

tions, it ought not to be limited, as left London for Falmouth; hut Mrs. pleads that the magistrate is requirNoel's weakness encreased so fast, ed by the act to administer the oaths, that they could proceed no farther &c. and has no diserelionary power than to an Inn at Andover, where

of refusal ; and that the exercise of this Christian traveller reached her

such a power must be destructive home; this heiress entered upon to religious liberty. He dwells her eternal inheritance ; this Christian combatant was received in tri particularly, on the hardship of sub

jecting candidates for the ministry umph into the heavenly city.

to penalties, who cannot, according,

to the constant usage of dissenters, The dreadful Sin of Suicide. A Sere become pastors, till they have

mon preached before the Monthly preached on probation. On the Association of Congregalionul Mis whole, he concludes that the late nislers, &c. London, Jun. 9, 1812.

restrictions are most impolitic, at a By George Clayton. 8vo, 2x. time when the unity of all parties This discourse, on an awful but the state. The pamphlet well de

is so necessary to the safety of unusual subject, is founded on Acts

serves the perusal of all who feel xvi. 28, • Do thyself no harm;' and

concerned for the cause of religion was delivered to a very large and

and religious liberty. attentive congregation at Dr. Winter's Meeting house, and obtained A Legal Argument on the Statute additional interest from the horrid

1st of Widian and Mury, chap. murders which had recently been committed in the metropolis. The

18, commonly called the Act of

Toleration. By'a Barrister at Law, author's plan is to notice - The

of Lincoln's Inn. Svo, 28. crime forbidden, - The causes and occasions of its commission, and This writer takes nearly the Considerations calculated to en- same ground as the preceding i bụt

he enters more fully into the state very tit!a of his Lordship's book COAof the laws previous to passing the taios. I am confident, that I have deToleration Act, and into the various MONSTRATED the doctrines commonly provisions of that act; in which this called Calvinistic (thougin not every fers from Mr. Smith'the barrister, of those reformers both before and after writer, as well as the preceding, dif. tenet of Calvin) to he that of our ll

turgy, our Articles and-Homilies, and who wrote on the same subject a

Queen Mary's 'reigo, who compiler) few years since.

them; and I call on the oppooents of This barrister enters also into the

Calvinism, to disprove this if they can, Jaté cases which have occurred, and by fair quotations and substaorial argu. into the various provisions of the ments, for assertions must go for noMilitia Laws, which seem to vary ibing. I trust have also shewn them with almost every new act that is

to be the doctrines of the holy Scrip. passed : but the principal object of tures, both in the Old and New Testa

ment.' The present tract, in the author's own words is, to shew That the ina.

In the press, A new edition of Owen gistrates in sessions bave no power large 8vo, under the superintendeace

on the Hebrews, complete, in 6 vals. either to refuse the oaths, or to en

of the Rev. G. Wright, of Scotland. quire into the qualificalion of him The first vol. is nearly ready for pubwho claiins to take thein; that such lication. - Remains of the late Rev, claim is a sufficient warrant for the E. White, of Chester. - A small Scripcourt to adıninister them, and the ture Geography; and Scenes from Bunbare statement of the description in yan; both for the use of Religious which the party wishes to take them,

Schools. - A 2d edition of the Sermons suficient evidence of his answering of the Rev. D. Black, of Edioburgh.

In a few days will be published, A that description, and that if that

View of the State of Religion throvghdescriplion is comprised in the

out the World ; la cly printed in this eighth section of the Toleration Magazine; considerably, endurged by Act, the court of Quarter Sessions' the author. - A second volume of is by law compellable to adininister Bogalsky's Goldea Treasury, revised the oaths and the declaration, and by the Rev. Mr. Steinkopff, with a to perinit the subscription to the Life of the Author. And a new edition thirty-six articles, – of which the of Grabam on Ecclesiastical Establish. clerk of the peace is also compell- ments. able to enter a record, and to grant of Romsey, for printing Memoirs of

Proposals are issued by Mr. Bennett, a certificate.' P. 35.

the late Rev. Risdon Darracott (with

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Brown, of Haddington, prefixed to his. some satellite of Pelagianism to an.

System of Divioity, has been lately swer him. A correspondent empowers printed for gratuitous . distribution us to say this shall not long wait for a

among Students ; add a Traoslation of reply. And now at the close of this the same, with part of his Remains, has Work I may perhaps assume a mea

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