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Universal Holiness, Zech. xiv. 20.; his uncommon skill in that branch -11. Good Hope through Grace, of the arts, although it had 10 2. Thes. ii. 16. ; - Looking to struggle with all the difficulties of Jesus, Heb. xii. 2.; - 13. Happi- a contracted education, forced its ness of being with Christ, John way into merited observation; and
has been adinised by some of the Gentlemers who have been used
most able philosoplical writers." to read these Sermons in their fa
His inventions also appear to have milies, will be gratified to find the
been eininently useful; and have Svo edition worthy a place in their contributed much to the advantage parlours or libraries, and that, as
of the navy. His fortune, honourthe former volumes fall out of ably acquired, was devoted to the print, they will be reprinted urni
glory of God and the good of manform with this, in both the fizes.
kind. He possessed a benevolent
heart; he was a father to the poor, The tuinble Confidence of thre.
and a generous master to his work.
nien. Dying Believer: a Funeral Sexmou
le not only muistained the for Walter Taylor, Esq. delivered at
worship of God in his own family, Southarzpton, M:1y 8, 2803. By the
but erected a chapel adjoining his Rev. William Kingsbury, M.A.
country.dwelling, which was sup. 76 proge!.
plied both by Clergyman and Dissenters.
He was the first person in This discourse is founded on his neighbourhood who encouraged 2 Tim. i. 12. “ I know in whom I village preaching. He was a ge. have believed," &c. These words nerous contributor to those chari. are considered by the author, as table institutions which are formed containing (1}"A realizing pros. for the sick, for the instruction of pect, and a solemn contemplation, children, for the education of of a most important season nearly preachers, and for the help ni poos approaching, which produce (2.) ministers of various denominations. Anxious apprehension in the mind; After a long, active, and useful and this is relieved by (3.) A well life, nature gave way, and death supported confidence, and a per. approached; but his end was peace. sonal consciousness of that conf. Throughout a long confinement, ke dence; resulting in (4.) Solid satis. maintained a delightful calmness faction, urshaken fortitude, and the In parience, he possessed his soul. sweetest placidity of mind, every in The medical gentleinen were struck the immediate prospect of death, with his uncommon placidity; and judgment, and eternity." These he died without fear, knowing in interesting particulars are largely whoin he had believed treated and practically iinproved. The venerable Mr. Newton, who The whole is concluded with an lised to visit him, in a letter to his account of the deceased, who ap- mournfuil relict, thus expresses his pears to have been an early disciple opinion of Mr. Taylor's religious of the Lord, when he derived very character:considerable advantage from the " When I consider the nature, ministry of the excellent Mr. Jones, magnitude, and intricacy of his bu. formerly Curata of St. Saviour's. Siless; the weight that must have He was profes.edly a Dissenter, becn on his mini, in contriving and and a Deacon of the Church at improving his machinery; his exSouthampton; but cultivated a tensive engagements in all the friendly acquaintance with some of duck-yards; and that, in the midst the inembers and ministers of the of all his concerns, when he occaehtablishment, and enjoyed a high sionally met with a Christian friend, place in the esteein of Mr. Romaine, he could throw them all aside, and who was his frequent guest. See converse on the great things of veral of Mr. Romaine's letters to God, as if he had nothing else upor him are printed in the 8th volume his mind, I am ready to pronounce of his works.
him, not only a true Christian; but ^ His genius for mechanics, and one of the nosteminentin our land,"
REVIEW OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS. · 355 · But we must refer to this able thren and sisters have been dismissed and pious discourse, in which the to other churches, by which we are subject of the text is copiously taught, that here we have no contreated, and which is enlivened with timuing city ; that it is altogether some interesting and entertaining uncertain where our lot will be motes.
cast, and how we shall be situated
in the present world. But, the Memoir of the late Rev. Joseph
most painful of all to relate is, that Horsey, of Portsea. By Jolin Sho-thirty-eight of our members, who veller. With Mr. Horsey's lust
once made a great profession of Farewell Address to his Church, a
attachment in Christ and his cause, short time previous to his Deceuse. have been separated from us on acAlso the Funeral Sermon, delivered
count of sin. This calls upon us
to be exceedingly circumspect in at the Interment, by Daniel Miall; to which is added, an Elegy, by Mrs.
our walk and conversation before Saffrey, Purtsea. 80 pp. 25. sewed.
the world, and to be always on our
watch against the very appearance These memoirs, we are inform- of evil; as well as to be very earnest ed, were not intended to exhibit to in prayer to him who is able to the world a character of any con- keep us froin failing; thue by his siderable celebrity in the circles of power we may be kept, through literature and science ; but chiefly faith, unto eternal salvation." to gratify the wishes of many
“ Mr, Miall, in his sermon, friends; and to hand down to pos
bears an honourable testimony of terity an example worthy of imita- Mr. H., who was “a mail, that tion. Mr. Horsey is here repre- well supported the Christian chasented as a man of singular piery, racter; who constantly filled up luis superiority of intellect, and eminent public station as a minister and benevolence. As a preacher, his a Christian; and who, in his temtalents were highly esteemed, and per, was particularly amiable and his labours rendered useful to many.
aifectionate." " Twenty-eight years We are not favoured with any ab. (says Mr. Miall) I have stood in stracts of Mr. Horsey's manuscripts connection with him as i minister, in these memoirs, as it was his par. and in all that ti!ne, scarcely heard 'ticular request, a short time pre- an angry word; and rarely did the vious to his decease, that they sun go down upon his wrath.” "should all be destroyed. The sub- Mr. Borsey's life was marked with stance of his last 'address to his prudence, generosity, and piety, so people, however, was taken down in his death, he manifested a mind at the time it was delivered, and resigned, placiil, and most devoutly is annexed to these memoirs. occupied He died Sept. 4, 1802, The retrospect he takes of his mi- aged 65 years. nistration among his people, may be considered as toth ingenious and instructive. “ It is now,” says he, A Catechism in Verse; after the “ twenty years ago since I was see plan of that composed by the Assembly
of Divines. Price 31, apart to the pastoral office over this church; during which time, many We have already noticed (in our inportant events have taken place Magazine for March, p. 120.) two 'respecting you. - One hundred of similar attempts to :moth the road our members have died and left the to learning, by Poetc Catechisms; church militant, we hope, to join “ easy to be learned and retained... the church triumphant. This Poetic fire must not be expected ; teaches us the uncertainty of life but it must be owned, there is no with all its enjoyments, and urges small merit in being perspicuous, the necessity of great seriousne:s, concise, and simple : qualities to and an actual readiness for our which the present writer has un. great change, from a conviction doubtedly a claim. This is distin. that we shall very soon be called to guished from the other Cutechisins follow thein, Thirty of our bre above mentioned, as more extensive,
comprizing 126 questions; but eachi The two former, contain addresses of the answers is contained in four to the conscience, with evangelical lines.
views of the gospel ; and the latter By the last two leaves, the author consists of remarkable instances of appears to be of the Baptist deno. “malefactors, who appeared to die mination, but the questions relating trire penitents, and humble be. to that ordinance are so printed, that lievers." This tract is concluded they may easily be cancelled, with. by Mr. Hervey's admirable letter to out defacing the book.
The Debtor's Friend', 12m0. 3d. Serious Advice to Prisoners, under Criminal Charges, 3d.
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These three distinct tracts, writ. ten“ by the Author of the Village Sermons," we hope will be acceptable to those benevolent and pious persons, who, after the great ex.in. ple of Mr. Howard, visit prisons ;. or at least, wish to furnish those who do, with the most suitable tracts for distribution in such places.
AO Address to Lying-in Women.
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We understand, this tract was written at the particular request of some ladies, who support a charity for assisting poor married women at the time of their confinement; and it appears to us well adapted 19 distribue among the objects of suunarices, lough not unut. abl« for other females in simular cir. Cultilices.
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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 account 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 Boodwec 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: - like. wise a judicious Letter from America, relative to the late extraordinary revival of religion in that countıy.
MISSIONARY COLLECTION. Rev. Mr. Boden, Sheffield, Collection in Queen-street Chapel £.26 Extract of a Letter from Mr. them choose, in each place, four Gerrike to a Relation. elders. These examples awakened
the whole country; and when I Sir, Paparry, Jan. 18, 1803. was about to leave it, the inha
I WROTE to you last from Serin- bitants of many more villages sent gapatam ; since that time I have
messages to me, begging of me to experienced great hardships, and remain a couple of months longer also singular mercies. When, in in the country; and to do in their my journey, I came near to the ex- villages the good work I had done tremity of the peninsulas, I found in those of their neighbours. My Whole villages waiting anxiously situation not allowing this, I recomfor my coming, to be further in- mended them to the native priests structed and baptized. They had and catechists that are there; and got acquainted with our native
since that, there have been inpriest in that country, and the Ca- structed and baptized 2700 people techists and Christians; and had more, and eighteen more congregida learned from them the catechism; tions have been formed.. Amurg which those who could write co- these new converts are several pied, to learn it themselves at their chiefs, all very zealous; and one leisure. When they heard of my of themi travels about, preaching the coming, they broke their idols ro gospel : but since my return, sume pieces, and converted their temples of the Heathens of that country, old inte Christian churches; in which enemies, have stirred up a persecilI instructed and baptized them (in tion against them, and they have some about 200, in others near 300); written to me to return, as soon as formed them into Christian congre- possible ; for while I was aniong gations; procured for them cate- ihem, all went on very smoothly ; chists and schoolinasters; and made and the Heathens themselves seenis XI.
ed to feel a pleasure in what was to exert your powers in belralf of going on But it pleased God to the Heathen world, which is coafflict me with a fever, which began vered with the shades of darkness with a cold fit, which I contracted, and death, that its children may be perhaps, in the latter part of my converted to the faith, and become journey, when I came thro' much partakers of all the blessings pur. rain and water in the monsoon; and
chased for us by Christ's humilia. from which I recover now by slow tion, his poverty, bis exquisite sufdegrees. Perhaps my grief, and the ferings, and his painful death oa many painful letters I wrote, have
the cross. contributed to my illness. When “ It afford's us the highest satis. I began to recover, I found a letter faction to think, that, through the from that country; which I was mercy of God, we are enabled to afraid to open in my extremely weak contribute a mite towards the realstate. It contained the good news, ization of the Saviour's gracious that the persecution had abated in designs. Even the holy angels exult several places; and that the Chris- at the conversion of a sinner. Why? tians, who had been confined, had Because great and endless would be been honourably acquitted. Froin his misery, as a being disgusting in that time I began to recover. The the sight of his Maker. Happy, constancy of these people, under therefore, is he who is made accepttheir sufferings, may overcome theired in the beloved, and to whom all enemies, and contribute greatly to the comfortsaj ply, which are couch. the spread of the gospel in those ed in Jesus's last expression, “ It parts. The Rev. Mr. Kohloff is is finished !" If angels take an inwilling to go into the harvest, and terest in such an event, how much be for some time among tliem; and more nearly do we feel interested in a very fit person he is for such a it! This is the reason why thouwork. It requires great humility sands of believers åppear on every and discretion, and a mind that, by, prayer-day before the mercy-seat, grace, has learned to be content, for offering up fervent supplications for the sake of Christ, with many things the conversion of the Gentiles; and which are not pleasant,
the great King, who loves to reYours, &c.
ceive pious petitions, will not deW. GERBIKE. cline answering them in due time.
Therefore his blessing descends up.
on us in our prayer-meetings at RotExtract of a Letter from four on such opportunities the churches
terdam, as also in other places; and German Missionaries, now never fail being crowded. learning the Dutch language “ As to us poor- creatures, we in Holland, who are intended praise the Father in Heaven for for the Island of Ceylon, &c. cially for giving us frequent oppor, ,
. Rotterdam, June 107, 1303. tunities of leaing the heart-reviv. Dear Brethren in the Lord, ing gospel; and lie has also given
“ Great was our joy when you lis, in the Rev. Mr. Verster, an af. desired us to leave Berlin, in order fectionate father, who is unremit. to take another step towards our tingly employed to prepare us for mark; but this was much increased, our future situation. Neverthewhen we had the unexpected plea- less, dear brethren, time seems to sure of meeting here our beloved hang heavy over us till we are embrethren Ullbricht and Palm, who ployed, especially as we know not daily entertained us with accounts what impediments and delays the of the tender and heart-felt affec. war may throw in our way; but we tion they met with from you, during will wait quietly, and cast all our their stay in London.
care on the Lord. “We sincerely pray that you may
" Remember us in your prayers, be enabled, without intermission, dearest brethren, before ourmercie