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997 self, however, pressed by the irresistible brought to the image of a righteous, holy, free of the coinmand to obey; and from ad glorified Redeemer ; and so restored this (if I recollect will) I looked upon the from sin and misery to virtue ar.d happiinvisible and unknown speaker as a per501), 0:55, without punishment, and as a child, whose qualie estar exceeded every notion indepen. ni of icasoning. By free grace which I had hitherto entertained of my I learned how the justice of God is not only God; and it appeared ci ar to me, that it uninjured, but exalted, and placed in the was the Lord Jesus who had thus adressed strongest iustre, throug!: jusiutication by himself to 10. To whom I replied, ' Je. faith. I rose before I mad seen the end of sus, my Lod, in thee I trust!' When it the chain, and wrote down the most strikwas asked again, if I now was satisfied ing art cles of what I had learn: d, assured that they were safe, and in good hauds ;- thail had never before received any true I expressed my full persuasion of it. notion of the doctrine of Jesus.
Ihr 16xt this a reply was subjoined, if I really spoke morning, casung my eyes on the Bible, I truih, I certainly should have comınitted conc'uded, that if th s book was written by myself, together with them, to his care. divine authority, perfect harmony ouzho Sensible and ashamid of my neglect, I in. to be found bitwero its contents and the Stantly offered up myself, and all that I doctrine, of whose truth and divinity I had to him ; and experienced, ihat the only was now convinced. I was at first relucta religino acceptable to God was un reserved ant to put it to the trial; but, considering dependence upo: Christ. Here for a mo. that it must be done, I resolv.d to read ment the matter rested, when I resumed the apostolic epistles atten'ive'v; and was in thought, " Oh, my Jesus! if I trust astonished to find the striking harmony of only in thee, I must be obliged to adopt the three first chapters of the epistle to the ibe Christian doctrine, which I have many Romans, with my own notes I soon obumes examined, and seemed to find it a Served, however, that “the riches of the jargon of absurdities." To ihis he answer divine treasure, far exceeded the partial ed,' Examine it once more, and you will knowledge of Christ, which was commujudge otherwise of my doutrine ; and I will need to me." I was, for instance, sure be with thee, and trach thee, that the im- prized that the doctrine of the Holy putation of Adam's crime to his posterity, Ghost, of which St Paul so explicitly and the way by winch I save my people is trais, was wioliy wanting in my Elea the sam ; but cat now this broad and re
I revered now the Scriptures of member thy new Master.'
the everlasting God; and valued, as a gift “ I would not say, that the very words of the highest importance, this source of rourend here, were literally spoken to me; all-saring knowledge. but only that I can in no oih«r way convey
“After this I made another trial, by to you a mire exact account of the ideas
Cump ring my go pl with the doctrine of which rapidly passed through my inind those who had been ta ght in the school while sitiing at the Lord's Table, and of Christ; and I was not a li:ti: comwhich seemed ra her to'be suggested in an forted by our mutual taith. They all bare obscure whisper, than in an audibl: voice virness to the sane iruth, though they
“ Immediately after this, liell into a oitronixed it with i'rajudiues. kind of stupor, from about ten o’co kvill “ These were the first steps by which There in the afternoon ; only on my way ir pleased God in turn me rom darkness home from church, I reticcred for a mno- to light; in which I am compelled t ad. mene on this wonderful event. Returning mit, that in many, nay, in all instances, to my senses, which seemed for a while niy knowledge was very iinperfect. Taken suspended, and recalling by degrees what up wish the love of Christ, I had licule or had happened, I suspected the inho'e to be no experience of the strugglings of unbeo mere imagination ; but recollecting the liei, ostie power of sin, of the assaults of command, “ Examine the Christian doc- Satän, the depıh and extent of mis ry in trine once more, and I will teach thee," I wiich I was, of the guilt from which I concluded, if the maiter were not visiune was delivered, of my natural enmity ary, the truth of it would appear in the against God, and even of any own ige revision of the Christian sys:cm. I immediately sat down to make the trial, not “ But I pass to your question, relating knowing how to begin; but I remembered to niy views of the grepel. This is of that I was directed to the imputation of such vast extent, that the present letter Adam's transgression; and I saw thence a would be icsufficientro contain the answer. long series of new truths, proceeding from If the following general observacions that principle in the form of Corollaries, should not, as I suppose, answer the object and in a most casy course traced out the of the Directors, I hope you will consider way, by which a sinner from being similar them as first openings of a correspondence, to the guilty and condemued Adam, is in which you will please to point out the
particular heads of the doctrines which
be granted, as I pray for the Directors they wish me more fully to explain. of your Society and you, Sir, that you
So You will have observed, that when may be led in that path by which the the Lord Jesus first revealed himself to glory of the kingdom of our Lord and Sa. mne, he did not reason with me about viour Jesus Christ may be enlarged and truth or error, but attacked me like a war. spread over the whole carth.” I. T. y. rior, and felled me to the ground by the force of his arm. He even displayed no
After this long extract, we can more of the majesty of a benevolené king, only add, which we do with plea. than was necessary to compel me willingly sure, that the Mr. Cooper, sup. to obey him. But as soon as I had sube posed, in the second part of this mitted myself captive to my Conqueror, wock (p. 317, 321) to be drowned, he assumed the character of a Prophet; has long since arrived in this counand I then observed, that the chief object try; and is, we believe, still living. of his doctrine 'was, to demonstate ide justice of God, both in condemning and saving the children of men. I was pleased Sketches of a journey to London to find it had been represented to St. Paul in in the Year 1803; interspersed thc same liglit, when he admired and with Spirituel Reflections. By R. adored; because therein the justice or Hawker, D.D. Svo, 25.; 12m0,- 15. righteousness of God is revealed from the word of faith so evidently, that it excites
An ill-natured critic may probafaith and conviction in the hearer; but at bly be disposed to charge the authe same time I learned, from my own thor with egotism, in publishing his case, thar faith in Christ may be produced own excursion and labours; and the without an explicit view of the Christian infidel may make himself merry with system, orly by representing Christ as the the spiritual remarks which abound proper object of faith.
Hence gospel. in this work ; - but those who are preaching proves in the hand of the Spirit, ine instrument of exciting faith as easily
acquainted with the character of in the rudest barbarian, as in the most
the writer, will give him credit for learned Greck. As this master-piece of pure and pious motives in this novel divine wisdom takes in a complete view of publication : and we may venture God's dealings with mankind, froin the to affirm, that the traveller who beginning of the creation to the end of the can, like him, see God in the works world, it would swell this letter to an of nature and art, and rise, from the enorinous size to consider it fully; ibere observation of ordinary objects, in fore I am forced to leave the subject ulia
devout aspirations to his Saviour, finished.
will enjoy abundantly more delight “It is as impossible that the natural man (1 Cor. ii. 14.) should obey the gospel,
in his journey, than lie who has as that a blind man should look on a
only amusement in view. watch and say what time of day it is. The
This little volume has also an equity of giving him the law of faith is other object, – the description and founded on his natural pride, which en- recommendation of many charitable gages him to assert he is willing to obey institutions, for which the author the will of God, just as to a blind man successfully pleaded. In this re. who asserted he could see, we should pre- spect, the work may not only en. sent the watch, and bid him look on it, to
tertain, but promote among gene. convince him of his blindness. Good works cannot be separated from faith; be
rous readers, the support of those ing nothing but phenomena credentis quat
- some of talis
, as cold shivering is the phenomenon which are scarcely known to the of an access of the agre. Hence the exer- public at large. It is exceedingly cise of faith alone, and not the attempt pleasant to a benevolent mind, to of imitating :he law of works, proves the observe in what a variety of chan. means of sanctification.
nels the Christian charity of this ** And now, Sir, I hope I have fully country, and of the metropolis par. answered the questions you proposed; and ticularly, is daily flowing; and if I pray that I may be enabled to wait still upon the Lord, constantly watching that any one of these is benefited, the when he cometh and knocketh I may open
author will not have published, to him immediately, and be ready to do nor the reader have perused this whatever he commands.
pamphlet in vain. “ I thank you for your kind wishes, and
In a list of errata (not printed in kope you will pray for me that they may some of the first copies) besides
REVIEW OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS. 999 some literal mistakes of the press, of the original Christian writings, the author acknowledges two errors
of which he treats.
He then proof some importance :-in page 40, ceeds to treat of, 1. The Christian 41, The Friendly School, in Fox- Deity; - 2. The Christian Wor. court, Holborn, is unaccountably ship; – 3. The Piety of the Chris. confounded with The Horsly- tian System;
- 4. Benevolence of dow:-School, it was the latter for Christianity; - 5. The Doctrine 'which the Doctor preached. He of Human Depravity; – 6. The acknowledges also having been mis. Christian Scheme of Meditation; inforined as to the Friendly Female- 7. The Christian Doctrine of JustiSociety; the sermon he preached, fication; – 8. The Doctrine of was the third, instead of the first, Grace, or Divine Assistance; – 9. for that Institution.
The Doctrine of the Future State;
- 10. The Character which Chris. Sermons on the Divinity of Christ. By tianity tends to form; -11. Addi.
R. Hawker, D.D. &c. Third Edi- tional Considerations; Conclu. tion, corrected by the Author, 8vo,
sion. boards, 6s. 6d. 12mo, boards, This arrangement is simple, the
style easy, and the whole calculated In the second volume of our Ma.
to promote the best religion in the gazine (p. 41.) we gave a decided
world ; - the religion of Gud our opinion in favour of these valuable
Saviour. We only add, that from discourses, which have long been
the conciseness of the work, it is out of print; but are here reprinted
more likely to be read than similar as the first volume of his works,
productions of a more voluminous both in 8vo and 12mo, to suit the
size. different purses of purchasers.
The Pilgrim's Progress, by John An Essay on the Internal Evidences Bunyani. A new Edition with Notes
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second. After mentioning these holy faith.
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evangelical. To the Life of the derstands by Christianity, that re
Author, in the best edition, is subligion which is taught in the New joined some remarks on his writTestament, and which he considers ings, with a key to the ailegory. as taught also in the Articles of the Church of England; — 2. He assuines, that the
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verses sutjoined for every day in are anxious to know their real state, the year: but some editions having and are looking for evidences of been printed, under pretence of grace, these two Treatises will be more general usefulness, in which exceedingly acceptable. This edi. many of the most evangelical pas. tion is neat, with a portrait of sages were omitted ; an the for. Mr. Flavel ; and forms an interest mer editions, all being in the square ing pocket volume. forin, neither convenient for the book.case nor the pocket, Short Meditations on Select Por-, doubt not but the present, which
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Édnion, 12m0, 35. 6d. The Analytical Compendium, or
The public opinion of these Es. Qutlines of Sermons, extracted from says is sufficiently apparent in their various Authors. By T. Hannam. sale, were we to add our suffrage Vol. II, 18mo, PP: 356.
(which seems unnecessary) it would The first volume of this work be in terms highly commendatory, was revieved in our Magazine for and respectful to the Author's ineAugust 1800, when we took occa- mory. sion to recommend it more particularly to young ministers, and those
An Alarm in Zion; being Extracts whose situations afford not the op
from an Address to Christians of all portunity of reading more volumi.
Denominations, occasioned by the nous works. The second volume,
Alarm of Invasion in 1756. By the now before us, is conducted upon lute Rev. G. Whitefield. Adapted the same plan, and comprizes the
to the Present awful Crisis, with substance of about sixty-three ser. Notes and Observations. 12mo, 3d. mons, selected from the works of
or 185. per 100, to give away. Bp. Horne, Dr. Gill, Dr. Evans, Messrs. Walker, Townsend, and
The zealous loyalty and liberal others. The subjects, though va.
principles of Mr.' Whitefield are rious, will be found important and
well known; and we consider this edifying; and the discussions judi. re-publication as well-timed, and cious and evangelical.
the tract well adapted to the pur. pose of animating Cliristians to the
defence of their country, as well Keeping the Heart, and Searching by their prayers as by their arms.
the Heart. Tavo Treatises. The First, The notes are interesting and copi. a Saint indeed, or Great Work of ous, embracing chiefly the follow. a Christian ;-the Second, the Touching topics : - the Importance of stone of Sincerity, or the Signs of Prayer ;-the Lawtulness of DefenGrace and Symptoms of Hypocrisy. sive War; -- the Horrors of Inva. By the late Rev. John Flavel. A sion, &c. From the last we give New Edition, 25. 64. in boards; the following striking extract, and 35. 6s. bound.
taken from Denon's Travels, pubThere are few writings of a
lished under authority of the First
Consul. more useful tendency than those of Mr. Flavel. His sprightly re
“ The situation of the inhabitants, for marks, his warm addresses to the
whose happiness and prosperity we were, heart, his judicious quotations from
no doubt, come to Egypt, was no better. ancient writers, and his just and It, through terror, they had been obliged practical inferences, render his their return, atter we were withdrawn,
to quit their houses on our approach ; on works truly valuable and instruc- they could find nothing but the mud of tive. To those who have a spiri- which the walls were formed. Utensils, tual taste, who desire to be ac.
ploughs, doors, roofs, every thing, in short, quainted with their own hearts, who of a combustible nature, had been burned
REVIEW OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS, 401 for cooking; and the carthen pots broken, service? Are not Carey and Van the corn consumed, and the towls and derkemp more respectábie heroes pigeons roasted and devoured. Nothing than Desaix or Bonaparte ? was to be found except the bodies of their
We should be glad to give fardogs, killed in endeavouring co defend the
ther Extracts from this Trüct; but property of their mastera. "If we made any stay in a village,
it is of so easy purchase, and so the unfortunate inhabitants, who died on
very interesting, that we doubt not our approach, were sumiponed to return,
but it will have a very extensive under penalty of being treated as rebers,
circulation. who had joined the enemy, and of being made to pay double contributions, When LITERARY NOTICES, they had submitted to these threats, and came to pay the miri, it sometimes hap
Proposals have been issued at pened that they were so numerous, as to
Philadelphia, for publishing a coin. be mistaken for a body of men in arms,
plete edition of ihe Sermons and and their clubs considered as muskets; in
other Works of the luce Dr. W. which case, they were sure of being as. Smith, of that city, in tour hand. sailed by several discharges from the ritle- some volumes, lar e octavo; and mco and patroles, before an explanation the Subscriptions liave been honcouid take place. Those who were killed oured with the recommendation of were interred; and the survivors remained friends with us, until a proper opportunity
Congress, and of the most respectpresented itselt for retaliation.
able clergy of all denominations. “ It is true, that provided they did not Proposals have been likewise isquit their dwellings, but paid the iniri, sued, for printing Lectures on waand supplied the wants of the army, they tural Philosophy, by the Rev. J. not only spared themselves the trouble of
Ewing, D.D. late Provost of the a journey, and avoided the unpleasant University of Philadelphia, in oue abode of the desert, but saw their provi. sion eaten with regularity, and might
octavo volume; which are strongly coine in for a portion of themi, preserving
recommended by all the Professor's a part of their doors, selling their eggs to
of that University, particularly as ' the soldiers, and having few of their wives
mingling judicious evangelical reand daughters ravished.”
flection with the latest discoveries Vol. II. p. 44-46.
in science. How much more honourable is Dr. Witherspoon's Works have the service of Immanuel than that been published in three volumes; of Abaddon! Is not the holy war and some copies sent uver, which in which our Missionaries are en- were unhappily lost by the founder. saged a far more pleasant and noble ing of a vessel.
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