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Review OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS, 689 Sermons for Children, Vol. II, By founded upon 2 Chron. XX. 2-4;

the Rev. T. Reader, G. Burder, and the preacher's design is explain. W. Mason, Esq. and others. 8d. ed in the title of his Sermon. In embosseu,

the prosecution of his text he con. The first volume of Sermons to șiders, 1. The invasion of Judah, Children, is deservedly high in in the reign of Jehoshaphat; public esteem, having gone through His conduct on the occasion; -and, Peveral editions. This second vo.

3. The spirit of attachinent and lume is a compilation progressively unanimity discovered by his people. arranged; and chiefly written by

These particulars are very suitably the authors above mentioned, whose applied to our own situation and maines are a sufficient recommenda. circumstances in the present im. tion. Some of them being rather portant crisis. long, are a little abridged ; and The Triumph of Piety over InvaMr. Mason's is divided into sec. tions. We sircerely hope this vo

sion, preached at West Cowes. By lume will be equally acceptable

John Styles. 8vo, 64. with the former.

The text of this Discourse is the same as the preceding; the divi.

sion and the application similar. FAST SERMONS.

The style is animated; but, as [Concluded from our last.]

often happens with young authors,

in some parts inflated. A Sermon. preacheit at the Parish.

Church of St. George, Southwark, A Sermon preached at the Parisha before the Loral Southwark Volun. Church of St. Mary, Rotherhithe. seers; also an Address, at she Drum- By the Rev. John Middleton, B. D. headl, on the Consecration of the Co- Curale, &c. 410. is. lours. By the Rev. J. Payn’, A.B. Mr. Middleton, from Prov. xxi. Lecturer of St. Andrew, Wardrobe, 31, considers the time of danger and &c. 800, IS.

the means of safety, which are pro. MR. PAYNE considers his text perly explained, on Evangelical (ler. xlix. 19.) as descriptive of principles. the character of the enemy, his sentiments towards us, and the manner

"Preparation for the coming of Christ of his approach, as illustrative

inculcated; in a Discourse, delia of our inotives and means of de

vered at Necubury. By J. Bicheno,

M. A. 800, 15. fence, togeiher with our actual strength, -as conditionally prophe. MR. Bicheno selects Rev. xvi. tic of our deliverance, and their 15, as a foundation of his Discourse; confusion and overthrow.

the complexion of which differs To the Address is subjoined a considerably from those of his brea Very curious Letter from the Rev. thren. From a review of the pro. Mr. Brand, Rector of St. George's, phecies in this mysterious book of to his Corare Mr. Wigzel, desiring the Revelation, which he appears him not again to employ Mr P. in his to have studied with much atten. pulpit, because he is a Calvinist : tion, he suspects that the fifth and

the saine wicked sect, “which, sixth vials of God's wrath began to in the time of King Charles II. des be poured out on the Papal and stroyed the church, and laid waste Turkish Powers in 1797; and, the whole kingdom, for many years, " that the present moment is that of with fire and sword!!!”

the episode in verses 13, 14, and

15." He accordingly endeavours Danger announced, and Deliverance tú alarm us with a sense of our data. sought from God; or the Conduct

gers, arising from our national sins, of Jehoshaphat and his people exem.

and to excite proper sentiments of plified in Britain and her King, humiliation. "As to individual preached at Hull. By G. Lambert. virtue,” says Mr, Bicheno, " and 8vo, 156

the number of them that fear God, MR. Lambert's Discourse is the present age, I believe, sur.


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passes most that have gone before age. After rectifying these mis. it; yet, paradoxical as it may seem, takes, the author points out the pe. as to national crimes and public de culiar duties of the times ; namely, pravity, we are arrived at a height Humiliation, confession, and a renever before attained,"

turn to the faith, as well as the obe. Ihe Sentiments proper to the Pre- which we have most awfully de.

dience, of the gospel ; from both sent Crisis, preached at Bristol. By parted. R. Hall, A. M. 8vo, 15. 6d.

Did our room permit, there is no The former Discourses of Mr. part of the present discourse which Hall, of Cambridge, have excited would not furnish an interesting no common interest in his future extract; but we shall advert to one works; and the public expectation passage only, recommending the will not be disappointed by the pre- whole to the perusal of our readers. sent Sermon, which is full of elo- Some of Mr Hall's brethren have quence, energy, and sentiment. - drawn comfort in the present crisis, Mr. Hall selects Jer. viii. 6, as a from comparing our moral character passage very appropriate to the oc- with the far worse qualities of our casion; and, considering the prin- enernies. Not to enquire whethier ciple of the divine governinent the the portraits have been fairly drawn, same with respect to Britain as to Mri Hall observes, that " Such a Israel, he endeavours to rectify conduct betrays inattention to the several mistakes, too commonly actual conduct of Providence. adopted ; and to cultivate more Wherever there is conscious guilt, proper sentiments.

Here he re- there is room to apprehend punish. proves, 1. Those who trace national ment; nor is it for the criminal to judgments to natural causes only; decide where the merited punish. - 2. Those who repose only on an ment shail first fall. Judgment arm of flesh; - 3. Those wlio in. often begins at the house of God; dulge in wanton and indiscriminate and he frequently chastises his sercensure of our rulers ; – 4. Those vants with severity, before he pro. who rely on our supposed superi, ceeds to the destruction of his ene. ority in virtue to our enemies; - mies." Instances are given in the 5. Those who rest in general la History of the Egyptians and the mentations of the corruptions of the Assyrians.,


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Alinutes of the Questions puters help me; they give them

to the Rev. Mr. Kicherer: sheep, so I help them help them and, through him, to John, people could not live together.

as much I could to support, else: Martha, and Mary (the They eat serpents, anything, first fruits of the South When, therefore, I would have African Mission at the them together, I must help them. Scots Church, Swallow

They never work, not in the least ;

they don't love work. Dutch set street, Monday Evening,

Evening, tiers did not live near me, they Nov. 21, 1803.

knew people could not hear if they

did not help them. PREVIOUS to the questions, Mr. N. Did the Dutch settlers underWaugh delivered an Address; stand the gospel? at the conclusion of which he

K. Sonie, Sir; but many people, said, " It has been suggested to

who are baptized, live as Heachen. the Hottentots, that the questions

Many love the gospel, but cannot should be shewn them beforehand,

hear, - live so far from church : that they might not be taken un.

they travel weeks before they get The answer was, No;

to church, such great distance. for it shall be given us in that

N. When you first went to that hour what we should and

part of the country, Sir, how did what we should speak,! Rev.Mr.Nicol went into the pulpit,

What were some you proceed ?

of your first subjects ? and the three Hottentots were

K. Sir, so soon I came there, I placed before him in the front.

will tell you, the Government asMr. Kicherer rose, and stood

sist me: they send papers to farme upon' the seat of the table-pew. ers, that they must bring me where

Mr. Nicol. I am desired, by my I would go. I went to the last brethren, to put a few questions to farm, that I found was the place to our much-esteemed brother Kich- wild Hottentots; then there came erer, an honoured instrument in the me about thirty. The first hand of God; honoured in bring- means I use, I give to them to. ing these three persons now present

bacco: then the Boschemans come. to the knowledge of the truth: Then we tell to them, they see and the first question that I shall what great difference between us bez leavę to put, Sir, is this : - In and them: we have dress, vicwhat part of Africa did you labour? tuals: --we have house, they have

Mr.Kicherer. Sir, about 500 miles nothing; no, nothing at all. Then from Cape Town, near Zak River we tell them, because we know (north-east from Cape Town) in the God, all this difference ; because midst of wild Huttentots, called we know him, it is that we have Boschemen: a place where no what we have. That was first Christians, no farmers, no Dutch

After, I shew to men live; only wild waste land, them more, from degree to degree ; where wild people live in the holes but first reason they came was, for like beasts.

tobacco ; then after, they come to N. How long did you labour know God. I hope you understand there, Sir ?

me, Sir ? I can't explain myself, K. About four years.

N. Yes, Sir; very well. N. How did they support them- K. I began at first to preach to selves'when you went among them? thein systematically. That, I after

K. Support themselves? For wards found, would not do; all body do you mean, Sir ? They had the means I use that way could not nothing at all; they live by hunt- help the least. They would say, ing, - they go hunting wild cattle : * This is for Christians, not for therefore, when I would have thein Hottentots :" then they would run together, then I must take care of away. Then after, I pray to God them, give them victuals, Farm. instruct them. Once, I told to


means we use.


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them how happy I was when I then it is so; but I think that 'tis felt love of Christ in my soul; and for Missionary." when an experience love of Christ, N. When the Spirit of God first. never man more comfortable than began to crown your labours with that man.

Then they ask me, any success, how did you feel in “ What shall I do? What way your own mind, Mr.Kicherer? shall I go?! Then I say, “Christ K. Yes, Sir; that I am not able is the way,' “ Yes; but we no. to express, because that was so thing do with Christ, we are sin- great. I could say, when I give 4 Go to Christ.?

nie to the Lord with soul and body, how? We know nothing !” " He that I might serve him, that was will teach you : then you see fulc only my wish ; - that were it only ness in Christ when you come as one' sinner that he would give me, sinners.' Then afterward I see nevertheless, if it was not one sinthat God blessed the word. They ner, that he would give me power say, “ We pray to God, that if that to be faithful, and not be sloihtul. was the way, Christ would bless I have nothing to do with the blessit.” Once, they never would be- ing: I must work, and God must lieve, they say, that that was the give the blessing; but when I see way ; nd now they feel that it is God give me many, many tall down the way : and now they fall down in the fields, and cry," O what must as worms, at feet of Christ. We I do!” Many, who were like could do nothing, they say, but he stones under the word, they would do all. - I hope you understand not believe, now so happy under me, Sir; I thought to preach at the word, Sometimes, when I first systematically; but I see clear, come out of the field, many, with that all I speak about it, they say, tears in their eyes, cry out for " We have nothing to do with that mercy; and sometimes, whether I Gentleman, we are Horteniots. preach or sing hymn, it was all inc We live before comfortable, what same ; “the power came, and they have we to do with work?" Then cry for mercy. O this was so great afterward / sce, when God work time! chiefly when I considered upon the heart, then afterward myself what poor instrument. Like they understand me. Do you un- dirt, in my own eyes, then I say, derstand me, Sir?

“ Lord, with all the trials and dan. N. Yes, Sir. Did you begin gers you bring, 0 I will go ou ! then to convince of sin ?

Ö I will go on!" and there is no K. When I tell them that,-they happier time in my life than when say, they have done what they I was in the work of God. Othe. could. Then I tell them, Go to wilderness was often a paradise to Christ; ask of him, Whether they my soul! I wish I could speak in are sinners, or not? and that the my own language: I can't explain Spirit should learn them, if they myself as I wish; and when would ask him ; and I begged trials came, and Satan came, and them, go to the Spirit, ask him, if dangers came, and make me low. what I preach was the truth? I spirited. Many times, when I was saw that I could not too soon bring not comfortable in my own soul, them to Christ; and told them, then something happen, that I must that Christmist teach them. come out, and go into the field. Then afterward, when he work Then I see such men as I never ex, upon their heart, then they believe. pected, lie down in the field, cry's Before they make objcction, how ing to God for mercy! So God could Jesus Christ and God be to- used me to make ine comfortable, gether ; but when they feel power and shew me his grace sufficient of Christ, then they say, "Oh, for all ! - Yes, Sir; and in partiSir, one word do more good now cular, it was great for me when I than ten thousand do before !" saw the way God used to give the When I speak of civilization, and blessing. Sometimes I thoughie ! not to live as the beast,“ Yes, Sir, spoke with such power, that' I they say, that we feet in our heart; must convert them. I told them when we reel the peace of God, the happiness which it was tu be

most come.


593 with Christ. After I speak of their vant was to speak to them. Great guilt, their danger, I iell them the many come, though I could say happiness which it is to be with some don't like it much; but the Christ, both in Heaven and on earth. I express niyself so strong N. When the Lord first began as possible; but no, heart of stone, to bless your labours, was there any that I must see, that man could not considerable number brought under convert man; - Gud inust so that. the influence of the Spirit ; or only When I was low spirit, could not one or two? speak with power ; when I thought K. No, Sir; I can say a number, God could not bless that mean, There was one old man that we then he bless it.

speak of before, first; but numbers N. What were some of the visi- soon after. There were inany cong ble effects, Sir, produced upon vinced; but there were many pull their lives and conduct ? What off their hair, and cry,"OT pealteration ?

rish ! What is that? I live so K. What alteration? O Sir, that many years as the beast, and perish is great! should it not be great for ever 1" I can't say whether when you see what they was be. they were all true Christians, they was scarcely

that I leave to God; but many be. N. Please to state the difference, lieve Jesus Christ. Many, not only Sir.

fore ;

speak inuch, but alteration in bee K. I will try if I can:- Before haviour, they was naked, - now dressed al., N. What were some of the leadmost as that people (printing to the ing things which set their hearts at Hottentots); before dirty, vile, rest, when brought under the in now washed; before they know not Auence of the Gospel, Sir ? what was book, - now many could K. That I don't understand. read Bibles; before they lived in N. What truths did you use huts, some in fields,

when they were in distress houses; before they eat like ani- K. I think, Sir, that text“ Christ mals (beasts) - now like man, like Jesus came into the world to save Christians; before they know not sinners." That first old man was what love for one another, - know the first who received comfort. now what love is ; before, love There was some Boscherans, before quarrelling, now live in peace. who, I believe, the Lord work upon I could say many things, You their heart; but not to me clear. know when power of Christ come That first was old man, who wrote on soul, then what alteration ! I letter to the Missionary Society, wish I could say more ; but I tell about three years ago. He lived you as I can: before they would near the farms. He have great de. not work, but now Hottentot sire to hear the word; because Hot work two hours a day; and we tentot tell him, that they happy to must be very thankful for that, hear of Christ : but the farmers tell though I hope next year they work him he must not go there, he would three hours; and so after, four be killed. He was so anxious, he hours.


and in few days he begin N. Did they attend your minis. to cry to God. I see him go to the trations regularly i

field, fall down, and cry. A man K, Yes, Sir; they do most come tell me he go to the field. I say, every morning, soon as sun come Let him go : I am glad. I hope he up. They reckon from sun, know will soon come, and tell to me ishat not hours.' Then sing hymn, read is the matter. After he come, cry a chapter, pray tog

r; then

tu ine, I say, “ What make you children to school. Then every day, cry?". O Sir,' he say, 'should I meeting, -twice a week catechism; not cry! What a guilty sinner I - and Sabbath - day preach three have been in eyes of God! What times, - morning they come nine a sinner! Live so many year in o'clock. Before Hottentot come adultery with four wives. Now I from their own home, they pray see the gospel clear as day!! God bless the means that his set When preach Christ," í teh

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