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for this purpose, they crossed it with rule over it are as averse as ever to their hand, and then thus blessed it: the unrestricted use of the Scriptures. « « Hallowed be thou Vervain,
This fact is confirmed by various As thou growest on the ground,
documents which MR. TOWNLEY has For in the mount of Calvary There tbou wast first found.
obtained from some of the superior Thou healedst our SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, clergy of that communion: and thedeAnd staunchedst bis bleeding wound : • • In the name of the Father, the Son, the British and Foreign Bible So
nunciations of the Papal Bulls against and the Holy Ghost, I take thee fro ground.'
ciety sufficiently attest the enmity “ Dr. John White, Vicar of Eccles, that still ammates the Roman See at the commencement of the seventeenth against the unfettered circulation of century, adduces other instances of the the Word of God. These attempts, ignorance whicle reigned among the bowever, have hitherto proved fruitinembers of the Church of Rome. My less, in this country; and on the selfe,' says he, "continued many yeers in a parish, where there were not a few Continent they have not produced recusants; and in all the number, I did much effect. While one part of the not in the time, though I made trial of Protestant Church there is falling many, find one that could say or pro- into an indifferency bordering on innounce these things in the English fidelity, an outpouring of the Spirit tongue, unless he were (which few were) has taken place in other parts; and booke learned. Among many other, many pious Catholics are zealously came to an aged woman's bouse, and circulating the Word of Life, regarddesiring her to repeat unto me the Creed; less of Papal anathemas. On the shee said it in fustian Latin, [as expressed above,) and essaying to teach it state of religion on the Continent we her in English, she answered, that seeing are in possession of some interesting her Latin Creed had served her turne to this facts, which, at no distant interval, age, she would now learne no newe. And we hope to lay before our readers. when I asked her, who Jesus CHRIST We bere terminate our notice of was, that the Creed said was born of the Mr. Townley's labours. The exVirgin Mary, she answered, she could tracts we have given will convey not tell : but by her dear Ladie, it is sure some idea of the magnitude and exsome good thing or it should never have been
tent of his researches ; which, after put in the Creed; but what it is I cannot all, can only be fully appreciated by tell you : for I never was taught so much those who have been engaged in myself. This woman afterward heard me willingly, and rejoiced to hear the similar pursuits. While the numunderstanding of these things; and re
ber and variety of the anecdotes, peated strange things of the barbarous contained in these volumes, are freignorance and irreligion of those times quently of such a nature as to cal} wherein she was brought up.” (Vol. iii. forth the devout gratitude of the pp. 328–330.)
christian reader, the general inforThe same spirit still exists, too mation which they present, relative generally, in the Romish Church ; to the literary history of the Bible, and it appears from the statement is so various and well selected, as to of some distinguished ministers of give them a claim to a place in every that church, that those who have the Biblical Library.
SELECT LIST OF BOOKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED, CHIEFLY
(N. B. The insertion of any article in this List is not to be considered as pledging as to the approbation of its contents, unless it be accompanied by some express notice of our favourable opinion. Nor is the minission of any such notice to be regarded as indicating a contrary npinion; as our liinits, and other reasons, impose on us the necessity of selection and brevity.)
An Exposition of the Creed. By JOHN and Son. To such as feel an interest in Pearson, D.D., late Lord Bishop of the advancemeat, of sound theological Chest er. A new Edition, carefully cor- knowledge, it must be highly gratifying rected. 2 Vols. 8vo. pp. 700. W. Baynes to find so many modern reprints of the writings of our old Divines. Several of This circumstance affords an additional these it has been our lot to announce; proof of the service which loarned Layand we have particular satisfaction in men may render to the interests of Chrisadding to the number the work of Bishop tianity, by employing their pens in its Pearson on the Creed. This neat and defence, and by consecrating the inttuvery convenient Edition of that invaln- ence of their names and character, as able Body of Divinity has been carefully men of science, to the best of causes. collated with the best folio copies; and The Practical Works of RICHARD BAXthe quotations and notes have been TER, (Edwards’s new Edition, 8ro.) Vol.ll. accurately examined. For the purpose pp.496. Vol. V. pp. 620.-Fora Notice of of more distinct and easy reference, they this Edition, see our Number for May, p. are subjoined at the foot of cach page, 307, and that for June, p. 383. This iminstead of being placed in the mar- portant republication proceeds with comgin, as in the early editions, or printed mendable regularity ; and has hitherto in a separate volume, as in some other been executed in a style which must be octavo editions. This is unquestionably highly satisfactory to the purchasers. an important improvement. Two co- The Preacher, or Sketches of Original pious Indices of Texts and of Principal Sermons, chiefly selected from the ManuSubjects are judiciously appended. Few sripts of tuo eminent Dirines of the last of our readers can need to be informed Century, for the use of Lay Preachers and that this is one of those standard books, Young Ministers : to which is pretired, without which any religious Library a Familiar Essay on the Composition must be considered as materially de- of a Sermon. 12mo. Vol. I. pp. 232, ficient. It is equally valuable to com- Vol. II. pp. 246, 4s. each vol.- We have mon readers, and to those who are able already bad occasion, in taking notice of to avail themselves of the learned lore a similar work, (similar in its nature, of theological science. “ The body of and partly so in its title, though in reality it,” as the Author very truly states in quite a distinct publication,) to express his Preface, “ containeth fully what can our opinion that such Books “ may be be delivered and made intelligible in the of service, when used judiciously, as helps English Tongue, without the least sen- to pulpit-preparation and not as subtence of any learned language;" while stitutes for it." (Wesleyan Methodist the Notes is contain whatever is neces- Magazine, May, 1822, p. 316.) Each of sary for illustration to them who have these voluines contains about forty-four knowledge of the original languages, of Abstracts or Outlines of Sermons. Some the writings of the ancient Fathers, the of them, and especially a considerable doctrines of the Jews, and the history number of those in which passages of of the Church,—those great advantages the Old Testament are made the subjects towards a right perception of the Chris- of practical remark and improvement, tian Religion.”—To the Methodists it possess more than ordinary excellence ; will be a strong recommendation of this most of them are sound, judicious, work, that Mr. WESLEY, long ago, and instructive ;-a few appear to us to charged the Preachers in his Connexion exhibit too much of that wire-drawing, to “ read it with much prayer." (See and excessive multiplication of topics, Minutes of Conference for 1741; vol. i. which weaken the effect of a discourse, p. 16.) Indeed he repeatedly availed and procure for the Preacher the too himself of Bishor Pearson's authority quaint and contemptuous, yet expresand arguments in his own controversial sive, appellation of a mere spin-tert. writings, particularly in his Appeals, These the Editor ought, in justice to the and in his Answer to Bishop WARBUR- departed Authors, to have left in the TON on the Operations of the Holy state of MSS., in which he found SPIRIT; in which he declares that PEAR- them. It is a sacred duty towards the son was “ in no ways inferior to Chry- venerable dead, not to give posthumous sostom," and calls him “ as learned and publicity to erery scrap of sermonizing orthodox a Divine as England ever bred." composition, found among their Papers,
Letters on the Evidence, Doctrines, and however rude and incipient the sketch, Duties of the Christian Religion : By or manifestly unfinished and imperfect OLINTAUS GREGORY, LL.D., Profes- the execution. In general, however, the sor of Mathematics in the Royal Military contents of these volumes are such as it Academy at Woolwich. 4th Ed., with Cor- was laudable to rescue from oblivion ; rections and Additions. 2 vols. 8vo. 148.- and they may be very profitably conIt is encouraging to find that a work so sulted by those for whose use they replete with evangelical truth and piety, are designed. To many young and as DR. GREGORY's Letters, continues to unpractised Preachers, they will furbe so much in request with the public nish occasional hints of much value, as to make a fourth Edition necessary. which they may follow out to greater
dength in their own attempts to explain The Life of William Penn : by MARY and apply the texts on which they are Hughes. with a Portrait. Foolscap founded. The cautions introduction, into 8vo. 4s. 60. particular parts of their discourses, of Twenty Sermons on the Evidences of ideas thus derived from other sources, will Christianity, as stated and enforced in the enrich and enliven their pulpit-addresses, Discourses of our LORD : being the Hulwhich will yet be substantially and prin- scan Lectures at Cambridge for 1821 ; by cipaily their own, both as to the method, JAMES CLARKE FRANKS, A. M. 8vo. 125. the matter, and the expression. The Oriental Literature, applied to the IllusEssay on the Composition of a Sermon, tration of the Sacred Scriptures, especially prefixed to the First voluine, and the with Referenceto Antiquities, Traditions, and Letter on the Gospel as the proper sub- Manners ; designed as a Sequel to“ Orienject of the Christian Ministry,which is the tal Customs :" by SAMUEL BURDER, A. M. first article in the Second, contain many 2 large vols. 8vo. closely printed. 30s. important observations. Several ad- bds. ditional Volumes are announced ; each The Genuine and Apocryphal Gospels of which, however, may be had sepa- compared, in a Charge to the Clergy of rately. On the whole, while we differ the Archdeaconry of Derby : by SAMUEL from several sentiments which occur BUTLER, D.D., F.R.S. and S.A., &c. repeatedly in these Skeletons, (and which Archdeacon of Derby. 8vo. Is. 6d. contain either the peculiarities of Calvi- A Dissertation on the Eternal Sonship nistic Doctrine, or those low views of of Christ. By JAMES Kids, D.D., Prothe standard of christian attainment fessor of Oriental Languages in Marischal and experience, which we regret to find College, and University of Aberdeen, &c. so often associated with the theology of $. 8vo. pp. 358. 78. 6d. that School, especially in modern times,) Frienully Hints to Youth of both Seres : we have, nevertheless, been considera- with Anecdotes, &c. &c. By the Rev. bly gratified by the perusal of the work, John DONCASTER. 4th Edition enlarged, and can cordially recommend it to those 48. who feel themselves in need of such as- PARKHURST's Greek Lexicon : a sistance as it professes to provide. anıl very superior Edition, carefully cor
The Pleasures of Home ; with other rected. Royal 8vo. Poems : by R. PORTER. 2d Edition. A Chart of the Rise and Progress of 12mo. pp. 136. 45.- The Poetry of this Christianity. 2s.6d.; on Canvas, in a case elegant volume is not first-rate, but 4s. 6d.; on Canvas and Rollers, 5s. 6d. it is respectable ; and the sentiments –This Chart exhibits the surface of the are highly creditable to the head and castern and western hemispheres, subheart of the Author, who is, we under divided and coloured according to the stand, a young man, and from whom, religions of the inhabitants; and there judging by this early specimen, produc- is a statistical scale on PLAYFAIR's printions of yet higher character may be ciple of linear arithmetic, which shows reasonably anticipated. What JOHNSON the relative number of Greeks, Prosaid of Watts is not inapplicable to MR. testants, and Roman Catholics at difPorter : “ He is one of the few Poets ferent periods. To this are appended, with whom youth and ignorance may Tables of the Population of the World, safely be pleased." In an age of prog- the number of Christians in different tituted talent, this is no slight praise. countries, and a letter-press account of But the aged and the wise, as well as the various Denominations into which the young, may peruse these Poems the Christian world is divided. This last with considerable pleasure.
article is so loosely, if not inaccurately An Introduction to the Study of Fossil drawn up, that we do not think it adds Organic Remains, especially of those found much to the value of the Chart. The in the British Strata ; intended to assist the Author has copied too servilely from Student in his Inquiries on the Nature of “ Evans and Nightingale,” whom he Fossils, and their Connexion with the Form- quotes as authorities !!! The whole, ation of the Earth : by JAMES PARKINSON. however, is cheap at the price for which Illustrated by Plates. Post 8vo. 128. it is sold, and may be found convenient
Asaph, or the Hernhutters ; being a to be hung up in the study or library, Rhythmical Sketch of the principal Events for occasional reference. and Institutions of the Church of the Unitas A New Geographical, Historical, and Fralrum, or Moravians; by one of its Mem- Religious Chart, showing the principal bers. 12mo. 38. 6d.
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ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAPTIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY,
Held in London, June 19 and 20, 1822. The Annual Sermons were preached present considerably involved in debt. in Great Queen Street Chapel, and Among many other interesting facts Sion Chapel; the first, by the Rev. stated in the Report, we find the followWilliam Jay, on Isai. lii. 13–15; ing; viz, “ that the votaries of Jugthe second, by the Rev. Micah Tho- GUNNATI have already begun to shrink Mas, on James v. 20. BENJAMIN Shaw, from the useless toil of dragging the unEsq., presided in the Meeting. The wieldy chariot of their huge mishapen Resolutions were proposed and idol ; so that his faithful attendants are conded by the Rev. Joseph KING- constrained to think of transporting this HORN, and EDWARD Phillips, Esq., of Lord of the World' to some other Melksham ; by W. WILBERFORCE, Esq., district, where the zeal of his worshipM.P., and the Rev. F. A. Cox; by Joseph pers is yet fervent.” One of the ResoButterworth, Esq., M. P., and the lutions of the Meeting was as fol. Rev. Jabez BUNTING ; by John SHEP- lows : PARD, Esq., of Frome, and the Rev.Join “ That the Meeting feels a very lively Birt; by the Rev. JOHN SAFFERY, and satisfaction in the existence of so many the Rev. James Upton; by the Rev. kindred institutions; is thankful for Joseph Tyso, and the REV. REYNOLD the christian harmony which prevails Hogg; and by the Rev.Joseph LVIMEY, among them; and would pray, that those and William BURLs, Esq., of London. influences of the Holy SPIRIT, which We are sorry to find that this very ex- are necessary to render the labours of cellent Society, to which the whole any successful, may be graciously and christian world is deeply indebted, espe- abundantly poured out upon the Friends, cially for the Eastern Translations of the Conductors, and Missionaries of each, Scriptures executed by its agents, is at at home and abroad."
METHODIST CHAPELS OPENED, &c. April 14, 1822.–The Chapel at Chester- much resorted to, in the summer, as a field, in Derbyshire, having been con- watering place. There is a small, but siderably enlarged and improved, was promising Society of Methodists, lately re-opened by the Rev. R. NEWTON. The established. The Chapel is likely to be expense of the alterations amounts to well attended by the inhabitants; and it £100; towards wbich £160 were raised is hoped that those of our religious by subscription, and £31 by the opening friends who visit Worthing, in quest of collection.
health, during the scason, will find it no June 20.--A new Chapel was opened small addition to their comfort. With at East-Moor, near Wakefield, by the a view to furnish to Worthing and to Rev. S. WOOLMER. Its dimensions are, some other Towns and Villages of Sustwenty-eight feet by twenty. The cost sex, a more adequate supply of the means of the erection is about £120, the whole of grace, the late Conference appointed of which was liberally subscribed by an additional Preacher to the Brighton friends in Wakefield, and its vicinity. - Circuit. May the good LORD send The neighbourhood is populous; many prosperity ! evince a strong desire to hear the word July 16.—The first Wesleyan Chapel of God; and, a few inonths before the built in the town of Hastings, in Sussts, Chapel was erected, about twenty per- which is a much-frequented place for sons professed that they had lately been sea-bathing, and contains 6000 inhabienabled to “believe unto righteons- tants, was opened by the Rev.J. BUNTness."
ING, who preached in the forenoon and July 8.—A neat Chapel, thirty feet afternoon." The Rev. Dr. COLLYER, of square, was opened by the Rev.J. BUNT- London, who happened to be in the ING, at Worthing, in Sussex. The pur- Town, kindly undertook the evening chase of Premises, including a Building service. All the services were well atwhich is let for £7 per annum, and the tended; and there is the prospect of a erection of the Chapel, have cost nearly permanently large congregation, and £500. The subscriptions of a few friends, of a fourishing society. The Chapel is with£40 collected at the opening, amount forty-two feet by thirty-eight, and will to nearly £200. Worthing contains a hold nearly 400 people. The cost bas population of about 4000 people, and is been about £150, towards which £X
have been subscribed, and the sum of by the Rev. Messrs. Reece, Aver, and £40 was collected at the opening.- HEATON. Sermons were preached on the Hastings, like Worthing, is a place to following Sabbath by the Rev. Messrs. which, in connexion with the towns and T. ROBERTS, SUTCLIFFE, and R. SMITH. villages in its vicinity, an additional The Collections amounted to £60, in adPreacher has been recently appointed; dition to the previous Subscriptions of and God has been pleased io crown with friends to the undertaking, who resolved his blessing the measures adopted for that the enlargement should not entail the salvation of souls. Religious Socie- any burden, either on the Circuit, or the ties, which contain 140 members, have Connexion at large. The prospects of already been formed. These infant es- attendance and success are bighly entablishments have a special claim on the couraging. We learn with pleasure that prayers and active patronage of the “the Methodists in the Bradford (Wilts) friends of Methodism and of the Gospel. Circuit, have of late been very active in
July 16.- The former Chapel at bar- circulating Religious Tracts in those row-upon-Soar, in Leicestershire, being parts of the peighbourhood which were found too small, a new one has been most notorious for ignorance and vice, erected and opened. The Rev. MESSRs. in holding Prayer-Meetings wherever Newton, Isaac, and STEAD, preached there was an open door, and in teaching on the occasion. The Collections on the the rising generation to read the Scripday of opening, and on the following tures, to attend Public Worship, and to Sabbath, amounted to £80, which, with know and serve God. Their labours the private Subscriptions, will defray have not been in vain; these useful nearly one half of the expense incurred. Auxiliaries to the regular means of The Chapel is thirty-six feet by thirty, grace having tended greatly to the and cost £120. We are informed, that increase of the Congregations and So“during the last year this village has been cieties." graciously visited by a remarkable out- September 5.--A Chapel, thirty-three pouring of the Holy Spirit, and the feet by twenty-eiglıt, in the clear, was Gospel has been preached with great suc- opened at St. Nicholas in the Margate cess. The Society of about thirty mem. Circuit, by the Rev. Messrs. GILPIN bers has received an accession of more and Calder. The Society in this place than one hundred, of whose true con- having increased, during the last eighteen version to God no doubt is entertained ; months, from thirty to seventy members, and increasing prosperity is anticipated." the former Chapel became too small.
August 23.- The Chapel at Trowbridge, The present one has cost €500, towards near Bradford, Wilts, having been great- which £200 was privately collected, and ly enlarged and improved, was re-opened £44 were received at the opening.
ACCOUNT OF THE OPENING OF A NEW SCHOOL-ROOM
AT KINGSWOOD. To the Editor of the Wesleyan-Methodist The services commenced with singMagazine.
ing and prayer; after which the Rev. 8. A NEAT and conmodious School Moore addressed the persons assembled, room, which has been recently added to to the following effect : the establishment at Kingswood, was " It is of much importance to our republicly opened on Wednesday the 11th ligious undertakings, that we be careful instant. We were favoured with the to lay the right foundation. But the attendance of several respectable friends durability of our work depends as well from Bristol and Bath, who thus added on the quality of the materials we emone more evidence to many, previously ploy, as on the foundation which supgiven, of their solicitude for the prospe- ports them. “ Other foundation can no rity of an institution, which cannot be man lay, than that is laid, which is Jesus blessed with the prayers and support of Christ.” The Apostle distributes the Christians, without blessing a multitude builders on this foundation into two in return.
classes, according to the materials they Should the following abstract of some use,-those who build' wood, hay, stubof the addresses delivered on the occa- ble, perishable things; and those who sion be perused by your readers with an build gold, silver, precious stones,' interest proportionate in any degree to things lasting and valuable. He applies that which was excited in the hearers, the former terms, not to the works of you will have no cause to regret its in- •those that are without,' but to those of sertion, which will oblige,
real believers, workmen of God, whose Yours, affectionately, superstructure does not correspond with Kingswood, Sept. 14,1822. R. SMITH. their foundation, whose faith is genuine VOL. I. Third Series. October, 1822.