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Salvation by Christ alone : a Ser- · Mr. Rooker's discourse, from
mon preached at Portsea. By Js. which a copious extract is given, apChurchill, Ongar, Essex. 12mo, 6d, pears to have been delivered in the
The preacher from Gal. i. 21, morning of the sune day; and con"I do not frustrate the grace of tains an excellent, and we doubt not, God,” &c. explains, Ist, The terms
a perfectly just character of Mr. which the Apostle uses in the text ;
We forbar to make
Lavington 2dly, The impossibility of righteous my quotation at present, as we brope ness coming by the law; and shews,
to be favoured with a Memoir of his
Life. 3dly, Ilow the insufficiency of the
The discourses of Mr. L. it is said, law to justify a sinner, establishes the importance of the Redeemer's possessed singular merit; and dedeath. The Sermon appears to lighted, astonished, and benefitted have been published at the request many. Mr. Evans informs us, that of Mr. Grilfin, of Portsea, before
he printed nothing but a Thankswhose congregation it was preached the Associated Churches in the west ;
giving Sermon, and An Address to The language is perspicuous, the argument conclusive, and, upon the yet never, perhaps, were more inawhole, well calculated, with the nuscript sermons of any minister in divine blessing, to lead persons, private hands than those which ha: under conviction, to seek for salva
heen preached by him: very many tion through Christ alone.
thinking themselves happy to have it in their power to transcribe them,
We slucerely dope, therefore, that A Sermon, preached at Biddeford, 'the public will soon he indulged with,
Devon, on Account of the Death at least, one volume of his disa of the Rev. Samuel Lavington, by R. Evans, of Appledore ; to which •is added, in Extract from a Ser Essays to do good: addressed to all mon delivered on the same Occa. Christians, whether in Public or sion, by W. Rooker, of l'avistock. Privatė Capucities. By the late C. 8vo, Is.
Mather, D. D. F. R. S. 1 New Mr. Eyans, who had been the in- Edition, improved by G. Burder, timate friend of the deceased for
12mo, 28. 60. nearly half a century, was well qua- The prophetic eye of Bacon lified to pay this last tribute of re- was employed in discovering and spect to that venerable servant of pointing out the unexplored regions Christ Mr. Lavington, who was dis- of human knowledge;" and inissed from the body in his 81st could mention several valuable proyear, on the 18th of April last. The ductions, in divine as well as huinan preacher, alluding to the excellent philosephy, which have grown out character and valuable labours of of his suggestions. Christian benethe deceased, takes for his text those volence bas bad its Bacons too : encouraging words of Elishia, in men of eminent endowments anal 2 Kings ii. 14, “ Where is the Lord benignant minds, who, prompted by God of Elijah?” From which he the best motives, have lookeil observes, 1, " That how much so- around them to see what regions yet ever the ambassadors of God have remained urexplored, laboured, and whatever success has portunities of doing good presented attended their labours, there is a themsolves, and how various talents time limited for their continuance in might be most usefully employed this world : - 2, That it is the duty in act ve benevolence. It is known and interest of those who are be that the pious Gouge engaged in his reavod of an able and faithful minis- great work in Wales, of instituting ter, to apply to his God, from whom schools for the children of the poor, he derived his gifts, graces, and suc- and of distribuing Bibles, dic. in cess for the manifestation of his consequence of a hint which he rea power and grace in their own ex- ceived in reading the Life of Joseph perience.” The discourse is short, Alleine. It is also certain, that some but neat and appropriate.
of the most important institutions
what of: Rev. T. Watson's Body of Prac- Simpson's Plea for Religion, 4th tical Divinity. A new edit. in two ed. 8vo, 8s. ; 12mo, 4s, large vols. 8vo, 15s. boards.
of the present day were pointed out tents. This, however, will convince by Baxter and others.
the reader, that if other excellent A Howard indeed, was at once the men have occupied the Foreign, our author and executor of his own worthy author chiefly directs his at. plan: “a plan as full of genius as it tention to the Home Department of was of humanity, a voyage of dig- Christian benevolence.
His plan covery, a circunnavigation of cha- comprehends the Importance, Exrity.”
The book before us, it is cellence, Opportunity, and Reward justly said by the present editor, of doing good. He represents the contains not the idle speculations of Duty of doing good to our own an ingenious theorist, but the faith- Souis, Relations; Servants, ful transcript of a holy life. The Neighbours, and Religious Conauthor, by his own practice, has nexions; and he concludes with demonstrated their practicability to Proposals for this purpose to Minisothers, and encourages every indi- ters, Schoolmasters, Churches, Ma. vidual reader, whatever may be his gistrates, Physicians, Rich Men, share of capacity, or his sphere of Ladies, Lawyers, and Societies. action, to hope that he may do some good in the world.
LITERARY NOTICES. The late celebrated Dr. Franklin, in a letter to the author, says,
Volumes I to VII, of the New - When I was a boy, I met with a
Edition of Hall's I'orks, have been book, entitled, “* Essays to do regularly published once a quarter : good ;” which, I think, was written of these, Vols. I and II contain the by your father.
It had been so
Contemplations; Vols. III and IV, liitle regarded by its former posses- the Exposition of Hard Texts ; Vol. sor, that several leaves of it were V is the Bishop's Sermons; Vol. VI, tord out; but the remainder gave
his Devotional Writings; and Vols. wie such a turn of thinking, as to
VII and VII, his Practical. Vol. bave an influence on my conduct IX, containing the whole of bis Pothrough life ; for I have always set lemical Works, which should, in re. a greater value on the character of gular course, bave appeared at Mid. n doer of gocd, than any other kind summer, will be delayed a month of reputation, and if I have been, or two, by its magnitude (ex: as you seem to thilik, a useful citi- tending to about 800 pages) and zen, the public owes the advantage the great quantity of Notes. Vol. ef it to that book.”
X, including the Miscellaneous The reviewer of this article must
Works, with a Life, Glossary, Index, be permitted to say, That the Chris &c. will appear in the winter tian world is inuch indebted for a A New Work has been commenced now and improved edition of this at New York, entitled, “ The Chris. excellent book ; bri the limits as- tian's Magazine,” to be published signed to it will not permit him to quarterly; of which Dr. Mason is inserť more ihan a sketch of its Con- the respectable Editor.
SELECT LIST OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS. Bagsler's Edition of Henry's Bible, Travels and Voyages of a Bible. Part VI, 8s. fine, 12s.
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PERSECUTION IN CHINA. The following curious and very interesting Paper, translated by a literary
Gentleman at Canton, has been transmitted to us by a Friend in India : Imperial Edict of the Emperor of
decision on this occasion, how are
a China, 10th Year of Kia King,
these perverse doctrines to be sup. A. D. 1805.
pressed ? - and how shall we stop
their insinuating progress ? "The Supreme Criminal Court has “The books of the Christian relie reported to us the trial, investiga- gion must originally have been writtion, and sentence of that tribunal ten in the European languages; and against Chin-yo-vang, a native of in that state, were incapable of inthe province of Canton, who had fluencing the minds of our subjects, been discovered to have received or of propagating the doctrine in privately a map and sundry letters this country ; but the books lately from the European Te-tien-tse (Fa- discovered are all of them printed in ther Odcadato, a Catholic Mission- the Chinese characier. With what ary at Pekin); and also regarding view, it is needless to enquire ; for several other persons who had been it is sufficient, that in this country found guilty of teaching and pro- such means must not be employed pagating the doctrines of the Chris to seduce our simple peasantry lo tian religion.
the knowledge and belief of those 5* The Europeans who adhere to the tenets ; and much less can it be sufChristian faith, act conformably to fered to operate thus on the minds the customs established in those coun- of our Tartar subjects, as the most tries, and are not prohibited from serious effects are to be apprehended doing so by our laws. Their esta from is on the hearts and minds of blishments at Pekin were originally the people. founded with the auspicious view of "With respect to Chin-yo-vang, adopting the western method in our who had taken charge of the letters; astronomical calculations; and Eur Cbui-ping-te, a private of infantry ropeans of every nation, who have under the Chinese banner, who was been desirous of studying and prac- discovered teaching the doctrine in tising the same at this court, have a church; Lieu-chao-tung, Siaoreadily been permitted to come and ching-ting, Chu-chang-tay, and the reside upon the above establish-' private soldier Vang-meu-te, who ments; but from the beginning, severally superintended the congrethey were restricted from maintain- gations of Christians, as they have ing intercourse with, and exciting been respectively convicted of controubles among our subjects.
veying letters, or employing other "Nevertheless, Te-tien-tse has had means for extending their sect and the audacity secretly to propagate doctrine, it is our pleasure to conand teach his doctrines to the vari- firm the sentence of the court; acous persons mentioned in the Recording to which they shall seveport; and he has not only worked rally be sent into banishment at Flu, in the minds of the simple peasantry in Tartary, and become slaves and women, but even many of our among the Eleuths; and previous Tartar subjects have been persuaded to their departure, shall wear each to believe and conform to his reli- of them the heavy cangue for three gion; and it appears that no less months, that their chastisement may than thirty-one books upon the Eu- be corrective and exemplary. ropean religion have been printed " The conduct of the female peasant by his order in the Chinese charac- Chin-yang-shy, who undertook to ter.
superintend a congregation of her · Unless we act with severity and own sex, is still more odious. She
therefore, shall also be banished to him to Ge-ho, in Tartary, where it Elu, and reduced to the condition
is our pleasure he should remain, a of a slave at the military station, prisoner in the guard-house of the instead of being indulged with the Eleuths; and be subject to the sufemale privilege of redeeming the perintendance and visitation of the punishment by a fine.
noble magistrate Kingki, who must “ The peasant Kun-han, who was
carefully prevent him from having employed in distributing letters for any correspondence or communicathe congregation, and in persuad- tion with the Tartars in that neighing others to assist in their niinistry, bourhood. - and likewise the soldier Tung- “ The noble officer Chang-fae, who bing-shen, who contumaciously re- has hitherto superintended the Eusisted the repeated exhortations ropean establishments, having been made to him to renounce his errors, ignorant of what was going forward shall respectively wear the common in his department, and having made cangue for three months ; and after
no investigation or enquiries during the expiration of that term, under- the time that Te-tien-tse was writing
banishment to Ela, and become letters, printing books, and spread. slaves among the Eleuths.
ing his religion, has proved himself “ The soldiers Chel-ping-te, Vang- insufficient and unworthy of his stameu-te, and Tung-lien-shen, who tion; wherefore, we direct the Inhave gone astray, and willingly be- terior Council of State to take cogcome proselytes to the Enropean nizance of his misconduct: doctrine, are really unworthy to be "In like manner, it is our desire considered as men; and their names that the Council of State take cogshall be erased from the lists of those nizance of the neglect and inattenserving under our banners. The 'tion ascribable to the Military Comcountrymen Vang-shy-ping, Kv. manders who suffered the soldiers tien-fo, Yu-se-king, and Vu-si-man; under their orders to be corrupted and the soldiers serving in the Chi- with these foreign doctrines; and nese infantry, Tung-ming, Tung-se, then report to us the report of their and Cheu-yung-tung, have each of deliherations, in order that we may them repented and renounced their refer the adjudication of punisherrors, and nay therefore be dis
ment to the proper court. charged from confinement ; but as - “ The Council of State shall morethe fear of punishment may have over, in concurrence with the Suhad more effect in producing their preme Criminal Court, appoint cerrecantation than any sincere dispo- tain officers to examine all the books sition to reforın, it is necessary that of the Christian doctrine which the magistrates and military officers, have been discovered ; after which in whose jurisdiciion they may be, they shall, without exception, be should keep a strict watch over commiited to the flames, together them; and inflict a punis, ment with the printing-blocks from which doubiy severe, if they shouid relapse the impressions were taken. into their former errors.
""The Governor and other Magis"s 'Te-lien-tse, who is a European, trates of Peking, and the Comentertained in our service at courl, manders of troops stationed at the having so far forjot his duty, and capital, shall strictly attend to the disobeyed the laws, as io print books subject of these instructions; and and otherwise contrive to dissemi- severally address cdicts to the solnate his doctrines, is guilty of a very diers and people in their respective odious offence. The alternative pri- jurisdictions, declaring that all perposed by the court of dismissing sons kenceforth, frequenting the him to his native country, or of re- Europeans, in order to learn their manding him from the prison to his doctrines, will be punished with the station at Pékin, is very inadequate utmost rigor of the law, without to his crime. We therefore direct exception or abatement, for having that the Supreme Military Court do acted in elefance of the present probia appoint an officer to take charge of bition. As for the rest, we confirm the said Te-tein-tse, and conduct the sentence of the court Khin-tse."
of my dear Lady Hamilton.” After which he said, " Now I am satisfied!
Thank God, I have done my duty!" DEATH OF LORD NELSON.
Soon after this, he became very The circumstances attending the low; his breathing was oppressed, death of this great man, cannot be and his voice faint. He said to Dr. uninteresting to our readers; we Scott, “ Doctor, I have not been a therefore select a few of them from greut sinner;" and after a short Dr. Beattie's authentic narrative:
“Remember, that I leave “ It was about fifteen minutes Lady Hamilton and my (adopted) after one o'clock that he received his daughter Horatia, as a legacy to my mortal wound, by a shot from the country; and,” added he,“ never mizen-top of the Redoubtable, an forget Horatia." His thirst now inenemy's ship, which was then close creased, and he often called “ Drink, to the Victory. The ball struck the drink, fan, far,” &c. These words epaulette on his left shoulder, and
were spoken in a very rapid manner, penetrated his chest. He fell with
which rendered his articulation difhis face on the deck, and was soon ficult; but he every now and then, carried down to the surgeons in the with evident increase of pain, made cockpit. From the first, he consi- a greater effort with his vocal powers, dered the wound to be mortal; and and pronounced distinctly these last thought the ball had broken his words, “ Thank God, I have done back: - in fact, it did lodge in the my duty !” --- and this sentiment he back-bone.
continued to repeat as long as he “ His Lordship soon felt an ardent was able to give it utterance. He thirst; and frequently called for remained. speechless about five midrink, and to be fanned with paper, nutes, and then expired. making use of these words, “ Fan, - From the time of his being fan,”and “Drink, drink.” Lemonade wounded till his death, a period of and wine and water were occasion- about two hours and forty-five mi. ally given him. He was very anxious nutes elapsed; and the last distant to see Captain Hardy, and to know guns that were fired at the eneiny's the state of the battle ; and lived to ships which were making off, were bę informed that twelve or fourteen heard a minute or two before he dich of the enemy's ships had struck.
parted." “ He was fully sensible oi bis dan- Our readers will make their own ger ; and when hopes were held-out reflections on the death of this great to him, that he might possibly re- man, who had been the honoured cover, and enjoy the victory of the instrument of defending his country day, he constantly declared, " It is
on many important and memorable all over : I know that nothing can occasions, and who at last expired in be done for me. My extremitics its defence. But it would have 21. are cold; and I feel a gushing of forded peculiar satisfaction to the blood every minute within my pious mind to have heard, that in breast."
the near approach of dissolution, le “ When Capt. Hardy came down had expressed a humble sense of sin, to see him, he shook hands with him, and the hope of a Christian in the and took a most affectionate leave, merits of the glorious Redeemer, and telling him, that he felt that in a
in the efficacy of that blood whicb few minutes he should be no more ; cleanseth from all sin. adding, in a low tone, “ Don't throw me overboard, Hardy.” The Captain answered, 'Oh, nó, certainly not!' Then,” replied his Lordship, “ you
Extract of a Letter from a Swiss know what to do *; and,
Merchant, at St. Gall. tinued he, “ take care of iny dear I would fain ask you, To what Lady Hamilton, Hardy ; – take care place a man should now go to enjoy
* Alluding to some wishes previously expressed by bis Lordship to Captain Hardy, respecting the place of his intermeut.