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To the Editor of the New Evan. Magazine. accomplished. This Christian society was formed by the venerable Puritan divine, Dr. Thomas Godwin, whose place of worship was in Lime-street, in the city of London, afterwards in Artillery-street, and, during the last sixteen years, with their present pastor in Church-street, Mile End New Town. The Chapel contains six hundred free seats.
You will do a service to the reli-
Your most obedient servant,
In the Press.
Sketches of Sermons; furnished by their respective Authors. Vol. VII.
A second Edition of Toller's Sermons; with a Memoir of the Author, by ROBERT HALL.
The whole Works of Bishop Reynolds; first collected in 6 vols. 8vo. with a Life, by ALEXANDER CHALMERS, Esq. F.R.S. &c.
The Second Edition, enlarged, of Mr. COTLE'S Strictures on the Plymouth An
On the 26th of October last, the first stone of a spacious building, erected near the Vintners' Alms Houses, Mile End Road, to be called Brunswick Chapel, for the use of the Rev. G. Evans's congregation, was laid by Dr. Collyer, assisted by several other ministers and lay gentlemen. Under the same roof are included rooms for the education of six hundred poor children, belonging to the Sunday Schools, which are also to be occupied on week days by a school on the British system. The building is 92 feet by 46, and 27 from the floor to the ceiling. 8vo. On the same site are erecting six comfortable alms houses, for the poor aged female members of the church, and a house for the residence of the minister. The ground is held for the term of three hundred and fifty years, at 10s. per annum, and was given to the church by the late Michael Panten, Esq. one of the congregation, who also furnished the necessary funds for erecting the school rooms, alms houses, &c. and invested, in trust, the sum of one thousand pounds three per cents. for the use and benefit of the charity schools belonging to the congregation, in which fifty children are clothed and educated; also, one thousand pounds three per cents. for the use and benefit of the Infants' Friend Society, for relieving poor married women in their lying-in; and three hundred pounds new four per cents. for the use and benefit of the Auxiliary Society in aid of Missions. The Chapel will cost about two thousand pounds, which sum must be raised by subscription, as our generous benefactor to the institutions specified made no provision for this object. The congregation have subscribed in a liberal manner, and with the assistance of those friends who wish to see the old churches revived, as well as new ones formed, it is hoped, that this important object will, at no very distant period, be
Sabbaths at Home; or a help to their right Improvement, founded on the 42nd and 43rd Psalms. By HENRY MARSH, of Bungay; 2nd Edition; 8vo.
the Ministry of the Word, by the Rev. Eighteen Short Essays on Prayer, and S. GREEN, of Bluntisham; 8vo.
James Hinton, A.M. Oxford.
VIII. and last; with Index, and List of
History of Joseph, in Verse. In Six
Richard Baynes's General Catalogue of
MR. ISAIAH BIRT HAS LATELY PUB-
MR. JONES's BIBLICAL CYCLOPÆDIA,
II. containing the whole of Palestine.
The Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the London Hibernian Society, will be held at the Freemason's Tavern, Lincoln's Inn Fields, on Saturday, May 8th; his Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, Patron, in the Chair. The Chair will be taken at twelve o'clock precisely.
SKETCHES FROM THE LIFE OF SEVERAL BAPTIST MINISTERS. Written by DR. SAMUEL STENNETT, about Forty Years ago.
WITH Voice untun'd, and countenance severe-
Now ROWLES with even pace comes rambling on,
So well he talks, he cannot fail to please.
Yet truth demands that ROWLES should have his due,
One character remains to be describ'd
LETTER TO A YOUNG MINISTER.
and affectionate entreaty, the Lord being with you, you convinced and conciliated, and eventually won over to the interests of truth and righteousness, some of the most hopeless characters among your hearers; men of considerable powers of mind, who had never disputed the truth of Christianity, but whose tempers and lives gave convincing evidence that they never imbibed its spirit. Losing sight of the important consideration that these, and some other happy changes, were not accomplished by your own power, you sacrificed, I fear, to your own net, and burnt incense to your own drag You would, I am sure, have been shocked if you had supposed you were appropriating to yourself the glory that belonged to God; but yet I fear you at least began to indulge the thought that you were a necessary instrument, and that having been thus honoured by God, you were entitled to claim a greater degree of importance among your brethren. The people, from strong attachment and great tenderness to your feelings, made concessions which have, perhaps, eventually proved detrimental both to your happiness and their own.
Having troubled you with these remarks, I will endeavour to answer your anxious enquiry-Whether I can propose any means by which you may recover the ground you have lost. I hope can, or at least I will suggest, for your consideration, such as occur to me.
Let your sermons contain materials for thinking, and you will have thinking hearers. There are still remaining in your congregation many well instructed and thinking Christians, whose devo
YOUR prospects of usefulness and happiness, you are convinced, are much less encouraging than they were. You seem indeed to be startled by the circumstances in which you find yourself placed, but not to be fully able to account for them; though, I am concerned to perceive, you think some of your auditors have proved fickle, and that they were governed merely by caprice in quitting your ministry; however, as you seem unwilling to rely solely on your own judgment on this point, and feel desirous of knowing the sentiments of one on whose friendship you rely, I will endeavour, my dear friend, with the fidelity your confidence demands, to assist you in the investigation of the causes of that change, which you so feelingly lament. Allow me to suggest the importance of your examining how far any thing in your public ministrations has contributed to this painful
When you settled at you found a numerous, a well instructed, and a thinking congregation. You entered on a large harvest, and soon reaped the produce of the good seed sown by your excellent predecessor, in whose steps you then determined to tread. You devoted yourself to reading and study. You endeavoured to preach the Gospel faithfully to every creature, and to teach those, of whom there were many, who avowed their subjection to the Saviour, to observe all things whatsoever he had commanded. You did not, by dogmatizing, disgust the irreligious and harden the impenitent, but by sound argument