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Dr. Sacheveril. It has been taken paration, are properly the schisma
at least, poor souls ! said and written against Protestant
" to the uncovehinted mercies of God!”
Religious Tracts. The excellent Mr. Matthew Henry
By the Author of
the Twin Sisters, gd. lived in a day when the safne uncharitable censures were passed upon
These tracts we understand to Dissenters : in defence of whom he
be the production of a young lady.
1; The Character of a Christian; 2, published this small tract; which is now scarcely to be met with, except
On the Expiatory Sacrifice of Christ in the folio collection of his works.
3, On the Works of the Creator; It is now reprinted, at the request of 4, On Errors; o, On Forgiveness some respectable ininisters and 6. On Faith: We are happy to say others, that it may expose the ill
that these pieces are strictly evangejustice and folly of the chawe.
lical; and that the talents of this Mr. Henry particularly enquires juvenile writer are by no means desinto the meaning of the word Schisa picable: We hope she will proceed in the New Testament, where it oca
in this kind of composition ; and curs eight tiines;, and then shers in
that her productions will find a rapid what schism realiy consists. The
and extensive circulation, and be practices which are properly schis
made a blessing to those 6s who are matical are, “ Judging and
ignorant and out of the way.” demning those that duer from us in little things ;- laying a greater stress The Spirituality of the Divine Esupon smai inatters of difference than sence : a Sermon preuched before the they will bear, and widening the Associated Ministers and Churches of breach about them; - concluding Ilampshire, Sept. 24, 1806. By J. hardly as to the spiritual state of Styles, 8v0; IS. those who differ from us, excluding To forn a proper judgment of them out of the church, and (in our this serion, the reader should be inidea) fion salvatior, because ibey forined that it was delivered on a are not just of our mind in every subject alloited to him by the Assopunctilio. - All kind of persecution ciation before whom it was preachjs schismatical; separation from ' ed, and intended as the first of a the communion of those who have series of discourses on theolegy. This been joined to without cause ; and is proper to be remarked, to bar the an affected distance from those who charge of presumption in a young differ froin us. From which he in- man in chusing such a subject and fers, “ 'That if this be schism, then before such a congregation, while, no human power can make thai se- at the same time, the appointinent paration to be schismatical which shevs the opinion his breibren enterwas not go in itself: that the guilt tained of his abilities, and the disof it falls on particular persons ; course itself, which is now before us, and is not to be charged by whole- sufficiently justifies their choice. sale, upor parties of any
denomina- The Christian reader will readily tion; and that there may be schism anticipate the text, “liod is a Spirit;" when there is no separation of com- from which the preacher proposes to munion.” To which the editor of explain the doctrine, to establish its the tract adds, "That noi they who truth, to exhibit its importance, and separate, but ihey who cause the se
to enforce improvement.
first part of the discourse, he judici an Essay on the Evidences of Chrisbusly avails himself of the labours tianity, which, though long since of Charnock, Saurin, and other able printed, has never properly been writers; and properly discriininates published to the world, and is not between the Supreme and all other known in any proportion to its spirits. Under the second head, die merits. reasons from the existing universe, the divine perfections, and the word
A Sermon, occasioned by the Decease of of God. The importance of the
the Rev. Thomas Towle, B. D. by W. doctrine is argued from the exalted Kingsbury, M. A.; and the Address idea it gives of the divine perfec- at the Grave, by the Rev. Johu Kello. tions, its tendency to destroy idon Price is. 6d. latry, and its effect in describing the Mr. Towle čas a Dissenting minature of acceptable worship: “God nister, of the Independent denomiis a spirit ; and they that worship nation, and was pastor of a church him must worship him in spirit and nearly fifty-nine years.
le is rein truth.” The application is pro- presented by Mr. Kingsbury, his inperly made, both to saints and sina timate friend, as a laborious preacher
We shall transcribe part of (that is, in the preparation of his the concluding paragraph :
sermons) as distinguished by his ex“ Lastiv, How ought we to value
ceilent gift in prayer; his strict ata Redeemer, who is tbe image of the tention to the discipline of the invisible God, and who has declared church ; his firmness in asserting and him to us! " No man hath seen
defending what he considered the God at any time: the oniy begotten cause of truth; and his exemplary Son, which is in the bosom of the patience under the most agonizing Father, he hath declared him.” The pains of body. lle is proposed as a dazzling glories of an absolute God pattern to young ministers in his would overwhelm the mind; but exact manner of apportioning his these glories are softened and adapt. time, and in his punctuality in keeped to our capacities in the person of ing his engagements.
He is also the incarnate Jesus. When we think commended for the respect he enof God in relation to us as an infi- tertained for those who freely spoke nite Spirit, we naturally ask, How is their opinion concerning himself, He, before whoin angels veil their even when it was unfavourable : a faces with their wings, how is he trait certainly to his honour, for it to hold converse with sinners ? and, is well knowū how freely lie used to How is he, who is purely a spirit, to speak against Methodistical persons communicate the knowledge of his and practices. He was allowed, glories to creatures, clothed in a cor- however, by all who knew him to be poreal substance and surrounded by a good man; and we dloubt not that material objects ? The dificulty is the text on which this discourse is at once obviated by the constitution founded, might be suitably applied of Emanuel, God with us. The Fa- to him : "For me to live is Christ, ther of our spirits knows our frame ; and to die is gain.' For about he remeinbers that we are dust, he twenty years of his long life (for lie therefore commissioned his only be died at the age of eighty-three) hc gotten Son to take our nature upon was afflicted with the stone, and for fim; and thus in a human fraine, twenty-one months confined to his he appears the model of Jehovah,--. bed; but he was never heard to before him Terror flees away; and murniur agajusť God; and though that which would otherwise con- his spirits were at times greatiy defound, now allures."
pressed, yet he habitually professed In a note to this sermon the all- his steady reliance on Christ. thor informs us, the Lord's Supper The reflections of Mr. Kello, at was adurinistered on the occasion ; the grave of “a fellow-creature, a and gives us ille substance of a beau- faithful friend, an affectionate relatiful" Address, delivered by Mr. tive, and a faithful andable minister Bingham,“ the pious and ingenious of the gospel of Christ,” are very author of the Triumph of Truih,” sensible, pious, and appropriate.
A Defence of Christian Liberty and lents from offering themselves to the
the Rights of Conscience, against the work, especially in present circumUsurpations of Church Authority. stances ; so such young men should By a Layman, 800, 1s.
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without the judgment of their judiThe question between these wri- cious and experienced brethren, ters is simply,. Whether persons, whereby they may plunge themselves members of Dissenting churches, into disgrace, and bring reproach can be justified in exercising their
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LITERARY NOTICES. man, both from the Old Testament and the New; and he endeavours to
Mr. Burder is about to reprint a prove “ that the call of a church is, scarce book, written by Dr. Cotton 1, Unscriptural in its origin; 2, Ab- Mather, of America, entitled, “ Essurd in its principle; 3, Injurious in
says to do good.” Dr. Franklin its tendency."
said, that all the good he ever did to Philokosinos, on the other hand, his country or mankind, was owing thinks this principle dangerous and to this little treatise, which he read destructive to all good discipline; attentively in his youth, committed and, therefore, controverts all the to his memory, and determined to Layman's arguments, and endear. make doing good the great purpose ours to support the opposite posi.. and business of his life, tion. It is not our province to en- A second edition of Theological ter into the controversy; we would Leetures on the Peculiar Doctrines only remark, that as churches should of Christianity, by Mr. Robertsou, be cautious of discouraging young of Edinburgh, may be expected men of piety and good natural ta- shortly.
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MISSIONARY SOCIETY. Mr. Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon, and Mr. and Mrs. Lee, having embarked in the American ship Remittance, Capt. Law, for New York, intending to sail from thence to India, &c. were detained for some time in the Downs, waiting for a favourable wind. On the night of Tuesday, February 17, a violent gale sprung up, which occasioned awful devastation among the shipping, so that a great number of vessels went on shore. Great apprehensions were entertained on account of the Missionaries, especially as it was reported that an American vessel had sunk. From these apprehensions, however, the Directors were happily relieved by letters from Mr. Morrison; the last of which was dated Monday, February 23, off Beachy-Head. From a foriner letter, dated off Cherbourg, Thursday, February 19, 11 P. M. we extract the following :
“ God has preserved us! Yester- Psalm cvii, and the account of St. day morning I hoped to have sent Paul's shipwreck. At this moment this letter, on shore by the pilot; but we have the Isle of Wight in pros the gale came on so suddenly, that pect, but cannot reach it. he could not leave the ship. Before Saturday, 21, off Brighton. The day-light our anchor snapped in two, whole of yesterday and last night. our mizen and foresails split, and we were endeavouring to beat down we scudded down Channel under bare Channel; but this morning found poles. The sea ran mountains high; ourselves thirty miles further up.
lie and the atmosphere was so thick had a rough night.
Our sisters are with snow, that we could not see very ill : “ but though he slay us, the length of the ship around us. yet will we trust in him.”
* In the midst of our extremity, " Monday, 23, off Beachy-head. an alarm was raised that the ship You perceive that we are still near was on fire, owing to the bursting the same spot. It blew hard last of some bottles of oil of vitriol. The night, and rained exceedingly. We pilot and one of the men leaped into shipped several seas, which wet some the mizen-chains, in order to jump of our things very much. It is a overboard, which
to cast month to-day since the ship left themselves into the arms of Death ; London Dock. We could not have --- as they preferred death in that any social worship yesterday. We form, to being burned to death. would glorify our God, by patiently Happily, howeverthe other men suffering the good pleasure of his had courage enough to seize the will concerning us. Cease no! to bottles, and push them overboard.
pray for us. “ We fear much damage has been And we may add, to praise God done. Our people saw a boat, bot- on their account, for they were most tom upward, floating past us; and mercifully preserved amidst imnianother driving before the wind, nent dangers. Nothing further have with two men lying in her, in the ut- ing been heard from them, it is bemost hazard of perishing. I need lieved they proceeded to sea; and not add, that, in the midst of this, have by this time performed a good we were extremely ill. We are now part of their voyage to New York, bearing away for the English coast, where, we doubt not, they will to put our pilot on shore.
meet with many kind friends, who Friday, 20, 11 A. M. We have will gladly, assist in furthering this morning been enabled again to thein to their intended stations in join together in prayer, and read the east.
DISTRESSED GERMANS, &c. The Committee for relieving the Distressed Inhabitants of Germany and other parts of the Continent, have just published a Sixth Report; in which they state that all their Remittances to the Continent, amounting to 20,420 1. have safely reached the places of their destination, and that they bare received the most satisfactory accounts of the actual distribution, and of its beneficial chects; also that th still have safe channels of communication, and are anxious to pour soine balm of consolacion into the deep wonads which have so lately been inficied upon many families. The following Extracts of Letters from various places, wiil shew to what miserable circunstances our fellow-crcatures have been reduced :
From Erfurth, Oct. 25, 18. 6. bers of the troops crowding, upon “ The last eht days have been
each other, they began to take up days of horror; and all the business their quarters in the place, and enof life is still at a simud. We must camp in the neighbourhood. The live upon our terrors.
We kaow single biellirens' liouse (Moravians) not how to raise the contribntious,
Wherever they &c. deinanded of us: 100,000 forins could find an opening they enterin inoney, 12,000 basiels of ryo and ed, demanding victuals and drink, wheat, 16,000 basies of oats, 2,200
and fodder for their horses. The beds, &c. From such exactions the
cook was kept employed day and town and comtry will not be able in night in boiling, and roasting'; the recover for inany years; but this is
baker was ernally busied; and all pof the wors!. Weimar, Java, Buit- the brehren had to keep watch and stadt, Greutsen, der have been plun- at!end upon the troops. My barn dered clean ot. My mother-in- was nearly emptied of its contents. law, &c. have been plundered of Oils, rye, peas, hay, and hogs, --every thing : they had not even left all were taken away froin me with: whcrewith to cover themselves ; so
out ceremony, and carried to the that we were obliged to send them camp behind our garden), where what we could spare of our clothes.” 20,400 men were encamped, who
committed all kinds of excesses. From Weimar, Oct. 24, 13c6. the house we had about 250 inen, 6. We are now almost reduced to and many officers, On Thursday beggary. The 34th of October was
the 291h, the Firperor Napoleon ara day of horror. We were almost rived here, and took up his quarters totally ruined by the Irussians and
in the castle. This day and Friday Saxons; then by the Murder,
Tere tie days of the greatest disfire, and pillage drove us out of our
trese; for the number of troops that babitations. I spent two days and required to be furnished with vicmights with my wife and four child iuais, &c. was enorinous: the march dren in the open air, while my house of the forces through the place conwas plandering In short, every
timucd day and night. On the sih, thing is lost !"
950 meni of the guards were criarterFrom Ebersılorf.
e on the single brethrens' house,
who occupied the chapel, dining« On the sth of October, the ball, and most of the private rooms; Prussian and Saxon troops began besides which, we were abliged to thcir retreat. Soon after, the fore- furnisha victuals for 230 of the guards most French bussars arrived, and to the casile. We vere obliged to gallopped with their pistols in their provide upwards of 700 bottles of hands through the place. These wine. Thus not only the sirength were soon followed by others; of the inhabitants was exhausled, that in the first forty-eight hours, but the provisions also were expendo at least 130,000 men passed through ed. Conceive, if you can, the disour place. Till towards the evene tress into which the congregation ing of the 8th, every thing went on was thrown, when, on Friday, 30014 tolerably well; but then the num- men were again orderçd into. quar: