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addressed them in a very interesting spect to their true interests; and to and impressive manner, alluding, as diffuse information amongst them, we cannot but think, to the transac. respecting the means whereby they tion above mcationed. The Chief may improve the present opportu, Baron justly observed, that the nity of substituting a beneficial good or evil example of those who commerce in place of the Slave fill the highest offices in the inagis. Trade. tracy, was of the utmost importance 6 4. To introduce amongst them to the state ; and that when the first such of the improvements and usemagistrate of the city couducted ful arts of Europe as are suited to himself in the discharge of his du- their condition. ties in an exemplary manner, the “ 5. To promote the cultivation magistrates in interior places were of the African soil, not only by exnot ashamed to follow his example. "citing and directing the industry of
We sincerely hope that this ex- the natives, but by furnishing, cellent hint will be taken ; and that where it may appear advantageous hereafter the sanctity of the Sai)- to do so, useful seeds and plants, bath will not be sacrificed by the and implements of husbandry. magistracy to couviviality.
“ 6. To introduce amongst the ery properly enguired in inhabitants beneficial medical disone of the newspapers,“ With what coveries. face could the present Lord Mayor “ 7. To obtain a knowledge of have received information the principal languages of Africa; against the master of the 5ondon and, as has already beca found to Tavern, for suffering, tippling" be practicable, to reduce them to in his house during divine service :” writing, with a view to facilitate the
- and it was recommended to the diffusion of information among the Society for suppressing Vice, to di- natives of that country. rect their attention to the irregula- “8. To employ suitable agents rities of the higher ranks of people, and to establish correspondences, as whose conduct is more pregi ant shall appear advisable; and to enwith mischiei ihan that of the lower courage and reward individual enorders.
terprize and exertion in promoting any of the purposes of the Institu.
tion." AFRICAN INSTITUTION.
The Report is chiefly. occupied in An interesting Report from the obviating the objections which may Committee of this institution has be supposed to arise to the Plan of lately made its appearance.
the Society: 18ł, From a considera“ The means which it is proposed lion of the vastness of the object to employ for the purpose of pro. proposed to be effected by the efmoting civilization and improve- forts of a voluutary association of ment in Africa, are of the follow- 'individuals in this country; 2dly, ing kind :
From the supposed intellectual and “ 1. To collect, and diffuse moral inferiority of the African throughout this country, accurate - 3diy, from the result of the information respecting the natural attempt made to spread civilization productions of Africa ; and, in ge. in Africa, by means of the colony neral, respeciing the agricultural of Sierra Leone ; and, 4th, From and commercial capacitics of the 'the inadequacy of the means which African continent, and the intellec- the Institution can expect to possess tual, moral, and political condition and employ, "On all these points, as of its inhabitants.
we think, a most satisfactory answer “ 2. To promvie the instruction has been given; and we recomof the Africans ia letters and in use- mend to onr readers tbe perusal of ful knowledge, and to cultivate a this Report, both as containing just friendly connexion with the natives and ealarged views on several in. of that continent.
portant subjects, and as communi** 3. To cndeavour to enlighien cating to the public much uew and the minds of the Africans, with re interesting information.
respectable ministers, encourage the DR. HAWKER is now revising his
bopes that we have long entertais. COMMENTARY, with a view to the
ed, of seeing the prevalence of many printing of a handsome Svo edition toxious publications supplanted by with the Text at large : to be pub
a work combining exalted literary lished by subscription.
talent with evangelical purity and
simplicity We learn, with great satisfaction,
RECENT DEATHS. that the religious public, which, for some time seemed insensible to the Died, on Thursday night, Nov. necessity and importance of the
12, after about one hours illness, ECLECTIC Review, have lately ma
Mrs. Wilks, the excellent wife of nifested the most encouraging ap
the Rev. Matt. Wilks, of London. probation of that valuable work. On the Thursday following she was The favourable testimonies to its buried at Bunhill Fields, the funeral increasing merit which the Con- oration being delivered by the Rev. ductors have received from eminent R. Hill. characters in the several walks of Nov. 18th, died the Rer. Mr. Literature, as well as from the more Gilbert, of Bledlow.
List of Lectures, &c. in and near London, for December.
1. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Burder. 17. Th. M. Monthly Meeting (Bapt.) 3. Wed. M. Crown Crt. Mr. Buck.
at Mr. T. Thomas's, Mr. Burnside Providence of God.
to preach. The Evidence of Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation, True Religion on others. at Mr. Humphrys's.
Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Waugh. 3. Th. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Winter. Lookiog for the glorious appear-Unsanctified Affliction.
ing of Christ.
18. Fri. Ev. Sermon to Young People, 6. LORD's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr.
at Crown Court, by Mr.J.Clayton.
phreys; Orange Str. Mr. Burder; 7. Mon. Ev. Missiopary Prayer-Meet- Crown Crt. Mr. Hyatt; Palace ing, at Mr. Beck's, Bury Street.
Str. Mr. Buck; Peter Str. Mr. 8. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Barber.
Jerment. 9. Weda M. Crown Ct. Mr. Hyatt, 22. T'u. M. Broad Str. Mr. Barber.
Providence explained in a future 23. Wed. M. Crown Crt. Mr. Stevens State.
Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation, Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation, at Mr. Goode's. at Mr. Tim. Thomas's.
24. Th. Ev. Fetter Lane, Dr. Rippon. 10. Th. M. Monthly Meeting (Indep.) Compassion to Africans in England.
at Mr.J. Clayton's, Camomile St.
Hyatt; Hare Crt, Mr. Webb; Ev. Fetter ' Lane, Mr. Goode. The Crown Crt. Mr. J.Clayton ; Peter
Stedfastness of Christians the Joy Str. Mr. Greig; Palace Str. Mr. of Ministers.
29. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Clayton. 13. LORD's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr. 30. Wed. M. Crown Crt. Mr. Austin.
Collyer ; Devooshire Square, Mr. Ey. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation,
The End of Time.
MINISTERS SUPPLYING AT 17. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Clayton. Surry Chapel, Mr. R. Hill. 16. Wed. M. Crowo Crt. Mr. Ihackett. Spa Ficids, Mr, Fioley. Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation, Sion Chapel, Mr. Spry. at Mr. Dore's.
Hoxlon, Mr. Liefcbild.
Search me, oh God! and try my froward heart!
AN ADDRESS 10 TIE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF WINCANTON, For the Encouragement of the Sunday-School, by M. J.
Ye friends of mercy, let your hearts expand;
"Lo! in the gospel we our pattern find, -
place the blessed lamp iu ev'ry hand,
The means bestow to teach a rising race
Oh! what a harvest to our view is this!
CHRIST, THE BELIEVER'S ALL.
All religion to me was a pain;
I shall count nothing else to be gain.
And riches and pow'r among men,
And enjoy him thro' time without end.
All other pursuits do resign ;
If in glory with Jesus I shine.
Vain titles or honours to gain !
With Jesus for ever to reigo.
My religion their scorn let them make,
And I'd glory to die for his sake.
Their joys are all gone with the past ;
And in death all my sorrows are lost.
They're imprison'd for ever in night,
To abodes of perfection and light;
Many ages of pleasure I'll spend,
And my Saviour to judgmept descend.
I'll ascend to the mansions above,
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