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9S GLEANINGS ; OR, SELECTIONS AND the cause I now speak of: No, no;
REFLECTIONS MADE IN A COURSE I speak of the common cause of all OF GENERAL READING.
serious, sober-minded Christians, with
in the common rule or without it. I No. CCXLIII.
peither think any one party to include Death of Truth in order to a Revival. all sobriety of mind or to exclude all
The Great Mr. Howe, in his Fu. insobriety. veral Sermon for the silver-tongued “ But though it should seem geneDr. Bates, has the singular supposi- rally to have expired, let us believe tion of Truth being destined to die it shall revive. When our confidences and then to experience a resurrection. and vain boasts cease, The Temple of His text, which he judiciously ex- the Lord! The Temple of the Lord? plains and happily applies, is Jolin Lo, here is Christ, and there is Christ! xi. 16, “ Let us also go that we may And one sort ceases to magnify this die with him :" referring to Dr. Bates, Church, and another that, and an he says, in conclusion,
universal death is come upon us, then “ But be it far from us to say, “Let (and I am afraid, not till then) is to us die with him," as despairing of be expected a glorious resurrection, our cause. If our cause be not that not of this or that party; for living, of any self-distinguished party, but powerful religion, when it recovers, truly that common Christian cause, will disdain the limits of a party. Nor of which you have heard. While it is it to be thought that religion, mois the divine pleasure to continue us dified by the devised distinctions of here, let us be content and submit, this or that party, will ever be the to live and own it, to live and serve religion of the world. But the same it to our uttermost. If ever God de- power that makes us return into a sigo good days to the Christian church state of life, will bring us into a state on earth, this is the cause that must of unity, in divine light and love. prevail, and triumph in a glorious Then will all the scandalous marks conquest over death.
and means of division among Chris. ' "But I must freely tell you my appre- tians vanish; and nothing remain as hensions, which I have often hinted, a test or boundary of Christian comthat I fear it must die first; I mean munion, but what hath its foundaa temporary death; I fear it, for it tion as such, in plain reason or exhath been long gradually dying al. press revelation. ready: and spiritual diseases which “ Then as there is one body and one have this tendency are both sinful and Spirit
, will that Almighty Spirit so penal. Lazarus's death and resurrec- animate and form this body, as to tion, I think to have been meant, not make it every where amiable, selfonly for a sort of prolusion to the recommending and capable of spreaddeath and resurrection of Christ, both ing and propagating itself, and to personal, but mystical. I only say increase with the increase of God.' this for illustration, not for proof. •Then shall the Lord be One, and his
“ That sickness and death of his name Ore, in all the earth.' was not in order to a permanent death Howe's Works. (2 Vols. Fo. 1724.) but for the glory of God, that when II. 458, 9. the case was deplorate and hopeless, and he four days buried, he might
No. CCXLIV. surprisingly spring up again alive.
"I know not but the sickuess and Demoralizing effect of War. death of this our incomparably worthy Ten or twelve generations of the friend and (for ought I know of many world must go to the making up of more of us) may be appointed the one wise man or onc excellent art : same way to be for the glory of God; and in the succession of those ages that is, as tending to introduce that there happen so many changes and death which is to pass upon our com- interruptions, so many wars and viomon cause; which such men help to lences, that seven years' fighting sets keep alive, by their earnest strug- a whole kingdom back in learning and glings, though in a languishing, faint- virtue, to which they were creepiny, it ing condition every hour.
may be a whole age. « Think me not so vain as to reckon
Jere. Taylor. H. Dying. exclusively the cause of Dissenters,
“ Still pleased to praise, yet not afraid to blame."-POPR.
Art. 1.-Almanach Imperial, pour
Under these circumstances we can. l'Année M.DCCC.XIII. Presenté not be satisfied to lay aside this last à S. M. L'Empereur et Roi, par Imperial Almanack without further Testu. A Paris chez Testu et Co. describing the ecclesiastical state of De L'Imprimerie de Testu, Impri. France and its dependencies, as modelmeur De L'Empereur. The Im- led by the tolerating policy of the perial Almanack for the year 1819, Emperor and King. presented to his Majesty the Em- The first Section of Chapter 7th peror and King, by Testu, Paris. (p. 256,) is devoted to the Archbishops Sold by_Testu and Co. From the and Bishops of the Church of Imperial Press of Testu, Printer to the Em- France. Fifteen Archbishopries, incluperor. Pp. 978.
ding their Suffragan Sees, are thus ar
ranged: Paris, Maliues, Besançon, LyArt. II.-Almanach Royal puur on, aix, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Bourges, les Années M.DCCC.XIV.
et Tours, Rouen, Turin, Genoa, FloM.DCCC.XV. Presenté à Sa Ma
rence, Pisa, Sienna. The Bishoprics jesté, par Testu. A Paris. Chez appear to be ninety-eight. The list Testu et Co. Testu, Imprimeur is closed (p. 266,) with Osnaburgh, de LL. AA. SS. Mør. Le Duc
a name familiar to an English ear, as D'Orleans et M. Le Prince De having been once under the ghostly Condé. · The Royal Almanack for
care of our Duke of York, who, from the Years 1814 and 1815. Pre- his infancy till the French irruption sented to his Majesty, by Testu.
was Prince Bishop of that See! "It is Paris. Sold by Testu and Co. remarkable that, excepting two or Testu, Printer to their Most Se- three Italian Prelates, none of the rene Highnesses, the Duke of Or- bishops in this list were appointed Jeans and the Prince of Conde. before 1802. Pp. 830.
The Second Section, appropriated E have here presented, in a
to Cultes Protestans commences with striking contrast, the Imperial the Protestants of the Confession Eagle and the Royal Lily, each form- of Augsburghi, or Lutherans. Their ing a vignette to its appropriate title- order and connexion with the gopage.
vernment are thus described : In our Sixth volume (p. 615,) some The churches of the Confession of Augsaccount was given of “the Imperial burgh bave Pastors, Consistories, InspecAlmanack for the year 1811," chiefly tions and General Consistories. with a view of noticing the Chapter The Consistories superintend the disentitled, “Organization des Cultes," cipline, and the inanagement of the proas a part most likely to interest our perty of the church, and of the interest readers. This chapter is the seventh accruing from charitable contributions. in the Imperial Almanack for 1813.
The Inspections are compused of a pasThe Catholic Religion, Culte Catho- sistorial Churches. Every Inspection elects
tor and one elder of each of the five Con. lique, occupies the first section, with from its own body, two laymen and one no other mark of distinction, than ecclesiastic, who are called inspectors. priority, or as primus inter pares. Cul- The inspector superintends the ministers tes Protestans, fill the second section, or pastors, and maintains order in the Conwhile the third is devoted to the dis- sistorial Churches. The Inspection cannot ciples of Moses, under the title of hold its sittings, without the authority of Culte des Juifs. This is probably the the government. last time that Culte Catholique will
The General Consistories form the su. be constrained to associate with Pro- perior administration of all the Consistorial
Churcbes and the Inspections. testants or Jews, unless France should
Besides the General Consistory, and in unexpectedly again possess a govern- the interval of their sittings, there is a Di. ment, enlightened to understand the rectory composed of a president who is benefits of impartial toleration, and eldest of the ecclesiastical inspectors and courageous enough to pursue them. of three laymen, one nominated by the
Review. Imperial and Royal Prench Almanacks.
95 Emperor; the other two chosen by the lated to the Established Church of General Consistory. (P. 267.)
Scotland, and even of England, raExcepting two ministers at Paris, (p. ther than to the Churches of the En. 854,) a General Consistory at Menta, glish Nonconformists, who, however and one for the departnients of the denominated, are all, in practice, Inde. Rhine and Moselle, in which no pendents. Thus their late commendchurches are named, the Lutherans able zeal against persecution could appear to be all included in the Ge. not be excited by sectarian similarineral Consistory of the Departments ty. They felt, we trust, that far no. of the Upper and Lower Rhine, es.bler motive, with which Tillotson tablished at Strasburgh. There they would have inspired a rigid doctor in have two churches, and one at each his day, even the commanding inof the following places : Petite-Pierre, Auence of Charity, which is above Wissembourg, Bouxviller, Colmar,
Excepting Paris, there appear to The Protestants of the Confession of vinists in Imperial France, divided
have been 140 Churches of the Cal. Augsburg have an academy or seminary, at Strasburg, for the instruction of mi among 16 departments, here arranged nisters.
alphabetically. As an historical docuThey profess there theology, philosophy, ment not easily procured from any belles-lettres, and the ancient, modern, other quarter, we subjoin the catalogue and oriental languages.
of names. A Gymnasium, or College, forming school of primary instruction, is attached Aisne, Seine and Marne, Moineaux and subordinate to the academy. (P. 268.) pear Château-Thierry: Higher Alps, Gap. The next division is occupied by voute, Saint Pierre Ville.' Ardennes, Se
Ardèche, Lamastre, Privas, Vernoux, La. the Reformed Protestants or Cal. dan. Ariege, Maz-d'Azil. Aveiron, Saint vinists.
Afrique, Calvados, Caen. Charente, JarThe Reformed Protestants have pastors, la Tremblade. Cher, Sancerre. Dordogne,
Lower Charente, Saintes, Rochelle, consistories and synods.
The consistories of every reformed Bergerac, Montcarret. Doubs, Besançon. church are composed of one of the pastors Drome, Crest, Die, Lamotte, Dieu-le-Fit
, attached to each cburch, and of elders or
Valence. Dyle, Brussels. Scheld, Sluys, eminent laymen, (notables) chosen from Isendike, Axel. Gard, Alais, Saint-Amthe citizens who are rated the highest in broise, Vezenobre, Saint-Jean-du-Gard, direct contributions.
Anduze, Uzés, Ste-Chaptes, Nismes, VauThe consistories maintain discipline, vert, Aigues-Vives, Calvisson, Sommieres, and take charge of the property of the Vallerauque, Vigan, St. Hyppolyte, la charch and of the interest accruing from Salle, Sauve. Upper Garonne, Calmont, charitable donations.
for Toulouse. Gers, Mauvesin. Gironde One half of the elders are replaced by Chartrons, F. B. de Bordeaux, Sainte-Foy, new elections, once in two years.
Gensac. Herault, Latt, F. B. de Montpel. The elections of the pastors are made by lier, Montagnac, Massilargues, Ganges. the consistories and confirmed by the En. Isere, Mens. Leman, Geneva, Carouge peror.
and Ferney. Upper Loire, Saint-Voy. The synods have the charge of superin- Lower Loire et Vendée, Nantes. Loiret tending all that concerns the celebration Orleans, Chatillon. Lot et Garonne, Tonof worship, the doctrine taught Fren- neins, Clairac, Castelmoron, Lafité, Néseignement de la doctrine) and the con- rac. Lozere, Florac, Meyrueis, la Barré, St.duct of ecclesiastical affairs.
Germain-de-Colberthe, Vialas. Meurthe, Their decisions are submitted to the Em- Oberstenzel, Nancy, Lixheim.
Lower peror's approbation.
Meuse, Maëstricht. Mont-Tonnere, ObeingFive consistorial churches forin the cir- elbeim, Sprendlingen, Alzey, Oppenheim, cuil of a synod. Each synod is composed Osthosén, Hippenheim, or the vicinity of one pastor and one elder, or eminent (auprés), Freinsheim, Frankenthal, person, protable) of each consistorial Spire, Edenkauben, Neustadt, Kaiserscharch, and cannot assemble without per lautern, Rokenhausen, Obermoschel, Hommission of the government, nor continue bourg, Meubach, Deux-Ponts, Annweilits sitting more than six days. (P. 269.)
ler. Moselle, Metz, Nord, Lille, Quesnoy. It thus appears that the French Po, la Tour, Prarostino, Ville-Séche. Low: Protestant Churches as to the con- bourg, Bischweiller, Bergzabern, Billig
er Pyrennees, Orthés. Lower Rhine, Strastroul of government, over their inter- heim, Landau. Upper Rhine, Bienne, nal regulations, and the absence or Saint-Imier, Corgemont, Bevillard, Mul. kimitation of a popular voice, assimi- hausen. Rhine et Moselle, Creutznach,
Sobernbeim, Stromberg, Simmern, Kirch- 1806, the Church of St. Denis is reberg. Roer, Stolberg, Crevelt, Odenkire served for the burial-place of the Emchen, Meurs, Cleves. Rhone, la Croix
perors. Alas! the Imperial burialRousse, Suburb of Lyons. Mouths of place will now, to all human appearthe Rhone, Sainte-Margueritte, Suburb of
ance, be found on that remote rock Marseilles. Sarre, Sarrebrnch, Coussel, which British magnanimity has asMeisenheim. Lower-Seine, Bolbec for Havre, Bonsecours for Rouen. Two Seures,
signed for Napoleon's prison, where S. Gelais, Suburb of Niort, Chalons, Su- he who gave law to Kings and Emburb of S. Maixent, la Barriere, Suburb perors, in their capitals, must be conde la Motte S. Heraie, Bretagne, Suburb tent to receive the accommodations of of Melle, Lezay. Tarn, Castres, Maza- existence, as a princely boon met, Vabre, la Caune. Tarn et Garonne, Till all Atrides be an empty shade! Montauban, Negrepelisse. Vaucluse, Lourmarin. Vienne, Rouillé.
We never offered the homage of To each of these churches is annex- unqualified applause to the late Emed the name of the minister, whe- peror while he was seen to“ ride on ther Pasteur or President. At Paris the high places of the earth," nor will the proportion of Protestants must be
we join the vulgar berd, in court or
city, who “ watch the sign to hate," very inconsiderable.
and would insult over his fall. Those there are only three ministers of the Calvinists, M. Marron, President, -drop the man in their account and Messieurs Rabaut Pomier and And vote the mantle into majesty, Monod (p. 854). There is no account cannot fail to maintain au unappeasaof any collegiate institution belonging ble quarrel with an upstart, to the Calvinists, except that the mi- bled by himself," un homme de rien, nister of Montauban, M. Froissard as Father Orleans styled Buchanan, is described as “ President and Dean though obliged to confess qu'il étoit of the Faculty of Theology" in that homme d'esprit. city.
“ There is no person more odious From the third Section, which than the man who makes himself greatplaces Jews on the same level of to. ly eminent. It is a sort of tacit reproach leration with Christians, we learn on the rest of the species: and every that
one feels his own meanness the more A central Consistory is established at sensibly, when he looks towards those Paris, and twenty-two Synagogues in the exalted geniuses, who have gained a Empire. (P. 271.)
superiority over the rest of mankind." The places where these synagogues torian of these eventful times,
(Spense on Od. Pref.) The future bis
free are formed then follow, with the names of the Grand Rabbins and Lay- and possessed of documents now in
from the passions of a contemporary, Members. Such was the example of religious that odium, so justly felt by, re
accessible, will best decide how far forbearance proposed to Imperial France in this seventh Chapter, which gular governments, contributed to brought together, equally controuled form and cement a confederacy, the indeed, yet equally protected by the result of which - has closed the public government,
life of Napoleon, probably for ever. Men of all climes that never met before
That extraordinary man such an higAnd all persuasions too :
torian will scarcely fail to represent a chapter, as little likely to be as an instance, not more remarkable, imitated as that France should become of unstable fortune, than of human again Imperial.
inconsistency; Before we finally quit this last Al
a Genius bright and base, manack, presented to the Emperor
Of tow'ring talents and terrestrial aims. and King, we cannot help noticing a
Yet, amidst the inexpressible mishort passage which now only serves series, felt or feared, during the last to display the vanity of human ex- twenty years, under the pitiless do pectation. At p. 852, we are in- minion of the sword, it became the formed that “ Par Décret dụ 20 Fév. friends of virtue and of human bliss to rier 1806, l'église de Saint Denis est rejoice that the ambition of a military consacrées à la sépulture des Empe- Chieftain had, on some very important reurs.". By a decree of the 20th Feb. poipts, a reforming tendency. Espe
Review.— Imperial-and Royal French Almanacks.
97 cially that the spiritual wickedness in have been regulated, in forming this high places, against which our fathers compilation by the commands we prayed and argued, and the far dis- have received. tant prospect of whose fall they hailed Under such well-understood ordres with grateful rapture-that this man supérieurs these editors introduce inof sin was suddenly brought to deso- deed the Protestants in the section of lation, or at least despoiled of his Administration Générale des Cultes, unbaneful influence wherever the genius der the head of a public office for the of Napoleon prevailed.
affairs of Cultes non Catholiques ; but He is no sooner fallen than the appear, in a very marked manner to Pope re-ascends the throne of St. separate them from the Catholic Peter and calls around him bis - Je- Clergy, to whom they assign a stasuits. The beloved Ferdinand again tion immediately after the Foreign invigorates the Holy office, while the Ambassadors and before the Royal Restoration of the Bourbons is speed. Household, under the head of “Clerge ily followed by a persecution of French de France.” This Deuxieme Partie Protestants. This persecution Louis occupies only one page, and that conappears, publicly, to disavow. Whe. tains nothing but the following Note : ther the kiug or his family took any
“ Le travail relatif à la nouvelle orgameasures to prevent such a catastro- nization du Clergé n'étant pas termi. phe, or whether the orders or neglects vé, nous n'avons pas cru devoir donof his government were calculated to ner de détails sur cette partie." The encourage the persecution are ques. arrangements for a new Orgauization tious of a serions import. But we of the Clergy not being completed, must return to M. Testu and notice we have thought it our duty to omit his Royal Almanack.
any details on this Part. (P. 38.) M. Testu is one of the children of this Thus the editors, by securing a new world, wise in his yeneration, and and more dignified station, for Clergé equally prepared to become an In de France provide easily for the entire perial, or a Royal Editor, a Vicar of omission of that Chapter in the ImBray-whatever King shall reign. This perial Almanack, entitled, OrganiAlmanack for 1313, like the former, zation des Cultes, in which the Pro, had been specially recommended and testants ranked in company with the patronized by the Emperor, but M. Catholics, as equally recognized and Testu had no inclination
respected by the government. What To fall uncourtly with a falling Court.
must l'rance understand by this omis.
sion but that the eldest son of the He thus worships the rising sun in an Church forbad the further profanation Aris des Editeurs :
of Culte Catholique by such an asso. “ The Almanack for the year 1814 was ciation; and at the same time refused ready for publication when an ever-me- to sanction heresy hy describing the morable Resolution restored to France her Clergy and Colleges of the Protestants lawful sovereign. All our labour became in a Royal Almanack ? useless, and the expense incurred a total It is well known that many of the Jass. We sustained a considerable injury. Protestants in France, whatever might but we were consoled by the hope of hap. be their political attachments, became piness to come. That hope indulged by alarmed for their toleration soon after all gond Frenchmen, is every day realizing the first return of Louis. They conunder the paternal government of Louis XVIIIth. Let us be permitted here to sidered themselves as secured by the sender the homage of our fidelity, our af- success of Napoleon's enterprise from section and our profound grati:ude towards Elba, and again exposed to danger the August Monarch who has granted to by his defeat at Waterloo. Had Louis, us a signal proof of his justice and bene- indeed, returned in 1814 with sentivolence by securing to us, for twenty years, ments of toleration, like those of his the exclusive right to the publication and lmperial predecessor, would he have sale of the Royal Almanack.” P. 2.
directed, or even suffered, the names After some details respecting the of the Protestant Ministers and an acarrangement of the work, the Avis count of their churches and institutions closes with the following significant to have been excluded from a Royal declaration: “ Nous nous sommes con- Almanack, published at such a critical formés, pour sa rédaction, aux ordres juucture; while the admission of them supérieurs que nous avons reçus.” We could not possibly injure the Catho