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Universal Holiness, Zech. xiv. 20.; -11. Good Hope through Grace, 2 Thes. ii. 16.; -12. Looking unto Jesus, Heb. xii. 2.; — 13. Happi. ness of being with Chrift, John xvii. 24.

Gentlemen who have been used to read these Sermons in their fa milies, will be gratified to find the vo edition worthy a place in their parlours or libraries, and that, as the former volumes fall out of print, they will be reprinted miform with this, in both the fizes.

The Humble Confidence of the. Dying Believer: a Funeral Sermou for Walter Taylor, Esq. delivered at Southampton, May 8, 1803. By the Rev. William Kingsbury, M. A. 76 pages. 15.

THIS discourse is founded on 2 Tim. i. 12. "I know in whom I have believed," &c. These words are considered by the author, as containing (1) "A realizing prospect, and a solemn contemplation, of a most important season nearly approaching, which produce (2.) Anxious apprehension in the mind; and this is relieved by (3.) A well supported confidence, and a personal consciousness of that confi. dence; resulting in (4.) Solid satis. faction, unshaken fortitude, and the sweetest placidity of mind, even in the immediate prospect of death, judgment, and eternity." These interesting particulars are largely treated and practically improved. The whole is concluded with an account of the deceased, who appears to have been an early disciple of the Lord, when he derived very considerable advantage from the ministry of the excellent Mr. Jones, formerly Curate of St. Saviour's. He was professedly a Dissenter, and a Deacon of the Church at Southampton; but cultivated a friendly acquaintance with some of the members and ministers of the eftablishment, and enjoyed a high place in the esteem of Mr. Romaine, who was his frequent guest. Scveral of Mr. Romaine's letters to him are printed in the 8th volume of his works..

His genius for mechanics, and

his uncommon skill in that branch of the arts, although it had to struggle with all the difficulties of a contracted education, forced its way into merited observation; and has been admired by some of the most able philosophical writers." His inventions also appear to have been eminently useful; and have contributed much to the advantage of the navy. His fortune, honourably acquired, was devoted to the glory of God and the good of man

kind. He possessed a benevolent heart; he was a father to the poor, and a generous master to his worknien. He not only maintained the worship of God in his own family, but erected a chapel adjoining his Country-dwelling, which was sup. plied both by Clergyman and Dis senters. He was the first person in his neighbourhood who encouraged village preaching. He was a ge nerous contributor to those chari. table institutions which are formed for the sick, for the instruction of children, for the education of preachers, and for the help of poor ministers of various denominations.

After a long, active, and useful life, nature gave way, and death approached; but his end was peace. Throughout a long confinement, ke maintained a delightful calmness. In patience, he possessed his soul. The medical gentlemen were struck with his uncommon placidity; and he died without fear, knowing in whom he had believed

The venerable Mr. Newton, who used to visit him, in a letter to his mournful relict, thus expresses bis opinion of Mr. Taylor's religious character:

"When I consider the mature, magnitude, and intricacy of his business; the weight that must have been on his mind, in contriving and improving his machinery; his extensive engagements in all the dock-yards; and that, in the midst of all his concerns, when he occa sionally met with a Christian friend, he could throw them all aside, and converse on the great things of God, as if he had nothing else upon his mind,-I am ready to pronounce him, not only a true Christian; but one of the most eminent in our land.”

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Memoir of the late Rev. Joseph Horsey, of Portsea. By John Shoveller. With Mr. Horsey's last Farewell Address to his Church, a short Time previous to his Decease. Also the Funeral Sermon, delivered at the Interment, by Daniel Miall; to which is added, an Elegy, by Mrs. Saffrey, Portsea. 30 pp. 25. sewed. THESE memoirs, we are inform ed, were not intended to exhibit to the world a character of any considerable celebrity in the circles of literature and science; but chiefly to gratify the wishes of many friends; and to hand down to posterity an example worthy of imitation. Mr. Horsey is here represented as a man of singular piety, superiority of intellect, and eminent benevolence. As a preacher, his talents were highly esteemed, and his labours rendered useful to many. We are not favoured with any ab. stracts of Mr. Horsey's manuscripts in these memoirs, as it was his par. ticular request, a short time previous to his decease, that they 'should all be destroyed. The substance of his last address to his people, however, was taken down at the time it was delivered, and is annexed to these memoirs. The retrospect he takes of his ministration among his people, may be considered as both ingenious and instructive." It is now," says he, "twenty years ago since I was set apart to the pastoral office over this church; during which time, many important events have taken place respecting you. -One hundred of our members have died and left the church militant, we hope, to join the church triumphant. This teaches us the uncertainty of life with all its enjoyments, and urges the necessity of great seriousness, and an actual readiness for our great change, from a conviction that we shall very soon be called to follow them. Thirty of our bre

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thren and sisters have been dismissed to other churches; by which we are taught, that here we have no continuing city; that it is altogether uncertain where our lot will be cast, and how we shall be situated in the present world. But, the most painful of all to relate is, that thirty-eight of our members, who once made a great profession of attachment to Christ and his cause, have been separated from us on account of sin. This calls upon us to be exceedingly circumspect in our walk and conversation before the world; and to be always on our watch against the very appearance of evil; as well as to be very earnest in prayer to him who is able to keep us from failing; that by his power we may be kept, through faith, unto eternal salvation."

"Mr. Miall, in his sermon, bears an honourable testimony of Mr. H., who was "a man, that well supported the Christian character; who constantly filled up his public station as a minister and a Christian; and who, in his temper, was particularly amiable and affectionate." " Twenty-eight years (says Mr. Miall) I have stood in connection with him as a minister, and in all that time, scarcely heard an angry word; and rarely did the sun go down upon his wrath.” As Mr. Horsey's life was marked with prudence, generosity, and piety, so in his death, he manifested a mind resigned, placid, and most devoutly occupied He died Sept. 4, 1802, aged 65 years.

A Catechism in Verse; after the plan of that composed by the Assembly of Divines. Price 34.

We have already noticed (in our Magazine for March, p. 120.) two similar attempts to smooth the road to learning, by Poetic Catechisms;

easy to be learned and retained," Poetic fire must not be expected; but it must be owned, there is no small merit in being perspicuous, concise, and simple: qualities to which the present writer has undoubtedly a claim. This is distinguished from the other Catechisms above mentioned, as more extensive,

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SELECT LIST OF NEW The Four Missionary Sermons, preached this year before the Missionary Society, with the Report, &c. 8vo, 2s. 6d.

The Fourth Vol (being the last) of the Village Dialogues, by R. Hill, A. M. Is. 6d. stitched; or on fine paper, bound, 25.

New Edition of Vol. I. ditto, at the same price.

The Pilgrim's Progress. A new edition, with notes to the first part, by the Rev. J. Newton and others; and to the second part, by the Rev. Dr. Hawker.

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The same work, on fine paper with plates, and a Life of the Author, &c. bound, 4s. 6d.

Adventures of Signor Gaudentie di Lucca; being the substance of his Examination before the Inquisition at Bologna. Translated from the Italian. 5s. boards.

Bogatskey's Golden Treasury, 12mo (upright form), 35. bound ;fine paper, 3s. 6d.


Songs in the Night, by S. Harrison. New edition, 12mo, 2s. 6d.

Marshall's Gospel Mystery of Sanctification, recommended by Mr. Hervey. A new edition, 12mo, 3s. 64. bound.

Poems. By C. Crawford, Esq. 2 vol. 1200, 75.

Venn's Complete Duty of Man, Seventh Edition, 8vo, 8s. 6d. bds.

The Divine Glory displayed, in the Permission of Sin: a sermon preached at the monthly meeting, &c. April 7, 1803. By J. P. Smith,

Svo, 25.

Sermons by W. Jay, vol. 2, 88. Cennick's Sermons, with his Life, by the Rev Mat. Wilks, new edit. 2 vol. 12mo, 8s.

The Christian Character Exem. plified in the Exercise of Mrs. Mar. garet A. By the Rev. J. Newton, a new edition, 2s. 6d.

The Touchstone of Sincerity; or Second Part of the Saint Indeed. By the Rev. J. Flavel, 15.6d. bound.

We are happy to hear that Mr. Greatheed has been encouraged to proceed with his Missionary History: if Subscribers continue to increase a lately, a volume may be expected next winter.


We have the pleasure to learn, that Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain, the Baptist Missionaries, have arrived safe at Serampore, the latter end of January last. The Saturday before which, Mr. Carey baptized the first Brahman; and another person, who had been a devotee. The ac count which they gave to the Church, of the work of God on their souls, filled every heart with pleasure. The Brahman is a young man, and appears very intelligent. His name is Chrishnoo Prussad; the other named Boodwee Sa.

The Christian world will derive great satisfaction from the perusal of a Letter from Mr. Gerriké to a Relation; in which he gives an account of the joyful reception of the gospel, by WHOLE VILLAGES of Heathen. Mr. Gerriké is a Missionary employed in the East Indies, by the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge. He succeeds the late excellent Mr. Schwartz; and appears to possess the same Missionary Spirit. We have the happiness also to communicate an animating Letter from the Missionaries in Holland, intended for the Island of Ceylon : — likewise a judicious Letter from America, relative to the late extraordinary revival of religion in that country.


Rev. Mr. Boden, Sheffield, Collection in Queen-street Chapel £.26 2

Extract of a Letter from Mr.

Gerrike to a Relation.

Sir, Vaparry, Jan. 18, 1803. I WROTE to you last from Seringapatam; since that time I have experienced great hardships, and also singular mercies. When, in my journey, I came near to the extremity of the peninsulas, 1 found whole villages waiting anxiously for my coming, to be further instructed and baptized. They had got acquainted with our native priest in that country, and the Catechists and Christians; and had learned from them the catechism; which those who could write copied, to learn it themselves at their feisure. When they heard of my coming, they broke their idols to pieces, and converted their temples inte Christian churches; in which I instructed and baptized them (in some about 200, in others near 300); formed them into Christian congregations; procured for them catechists and schoolmasters; and inade


them choose, in each place, four elders. These examples awakened the whole country; and when I was about to leave it, the inhabitants of many more villages sent messages to me, begging of me to remain a couple of months longer in the country; and to do in their villages the good work I had done in those of their neighbours. My situation not allowing this, I recommended them to the native priests and catechists that are there; and since that, there have been instructed and baptized 2700 people more, and eighteen more congrega tions have been formed. Among these new converts are several chiefs, all very zealous; and one of them travels about, preaching the gospel: but since my return, some of the Heathens of that country, old enemies, have stirred up a persecution against them, and they have written to me to return, as soon as possible; for while I was among them, all went on very smoothly; and the Heathens themselves seem, 3 A

ed to feel a pleasure in what was
going on But it pleased God to
afflict me with a fever, which began
with a cold fit, which I contracted,
perhaps, in the latter part of my
journey, when I came thro' much
rain and water in the monsoon; and
from which I recover now by slow
degrees. Perhaps my grief, and the
many painful letters I wrote, have
contributed to my illness.

I began to recover, I found a letter
from that country; which I was
afraid to open in my extremely weak
state. It contained the good news,
that the persecution had abated in
several places; and that the Chris-
tians, who had been confined, had
been honourably acquitted. From
that time I began to recover. The
constancy of these people, under
their sufferings, may overcome their
enemies, and contribute greatly to
the spread of the gospel in those
parts. The Rev. Mr. Kohloff is
willing to go into the harvest, and
be for some time among them; and
a very fit person he is for such a
work. It requires great humility
and discretion, and a mind that, by,
grace, has learned to be content, for
the sake of Christ, with many things
which are not pleasant.

Yours, &c.


Extract of a Letter from four
German Missionaries, now
learning the Dutch language
in Holland, who are intended
for the Island of Ceylon, &c.

Rotterdam, June 17, 1803.
Dear Brethren in the Lord,
"Great was our joy when you
desired us to leave Berlin, in order
to take another step towards our
mark; but this was much increased,
when we had the unexpected plea-
sure of meeting here our beloved
brethren Ullbricht and Palm, who
daily entertained us with accounts
of the tender and heart-felt affec-
tion they met with from you, during
their stay in London.

"We sincerely pray that you may
be enabled, without intermission,

to exert your powers in behalf of
the Heathen world, which is co-
vered with the shades of darkness
and death, that its children may be
converted to the faith, and become
partakers of all the blessings pur-
chased for us by Christ's humilia-
tion, his poverty, his exquisite suf-
ferings, and his painful death on
the cross.

"It affords us the highest satis.
faction to think, that, through the
mercy of God, we are enabled to
contribute a mite towards the real-
ization of the Saviour's gracious
designs. Even the holy angels exult
at the conversion of a sinner. Why?
Because great and endless would be
his misery, as a being disgusting in
the sight of his Maker. Happy,
therefore, is he who is made accept-
ed in the beloved, and to whom all
the comforts apply, which are couch-
ed in Jesus's last expression, "It
is finished!" If angels take an in-
terest in such an event, how much
more nearly do we feel interested in
it! This is the reason why thou-
sands of believers appear on every
prayer-day before the mercy-seat,
offering up fervent supplications for
the conversion of the Gentiles; and
the great King, who loves to re-
ceive pious petitions, will not de-
cline answering them in due time.
Therefore his blessing descends up-
on us in our prayer-meetings at Rot-
terdam, as also in other places; and
on such opportunities the churches
never fail being crowded.

"As to us poor- creatures, we praise the Father in Heaven for many mercies granted to us, especially for giving us frequent opportunities of hearing the heart-reviving gospel; and he has also given us, in the Rev. Mr. Verster, an affectionate father, who is unremit tingly employed to prepare us for Nevertheour future situation. less, dear brethren, time seems to hang heavy over us till we are employed, especially as we know not what impediments and delays the war may throw in our way; but we will wait quietly, and cast all our care on the Lord.

"Remember us in your prayers, dearest brethren, before curmerci

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