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means might be adopted to prevent the least hint that his sickness might it. Poor people, who can scarcely end in death. maintain their own children, must Some of Mr. Dyer's relations bekeep a dog, even when their occu- ' ing serious, and part of my charge, pation in life does not require one! pressed on him the necessity of faith No less than four of these animals in Christ, justification through his have been bitten in one day, within blood, renewal by the Holy Ghost, the distance of 100 yards; and tho' &c. But these things tended to pro. no doubt was entertained of the voke the enmity of his heart; and, fact, these people could scarcely be for a time, they suspended direct prevailed upon to kill their dogs. conversation with him on these

A rumour had circulated, that points. Evidently, and rapidly improper means had been used to wearing away, he began to fear he shorten this poor boy's life, when might die ; and in order to obtain the malady was found to be des. certaiuty, he required from the me. perate. This report excited the at. dical gentleinan who attended him, tention of a very respectable gen- his opinion on his case; who freely tleman, well-knvwn for his philan-' said, it was next to impossible he thropy and steady perseverance in should recover. Like a criminal reevery good work which he advo- ceiving his death-warrant, his whole cates; and we are happy to say, that attention was arrested with the questhe scrutiny ended in his entire sa- tion,“What must I do to be saved?" tisfaction that it was without foun- He was now willing to listen to his dation.

relatives, on subjects before unThe characier of this little boy pleasant to him ; and to others also may afford an additional recoinmen- who were requested to visit him. dation to Sunday and Free-Schools, One of these put into his hands two for the Education of Children : they tracts ; hy which he expressed himare part of the glory of our land. self greatly instructed. They were Many thousands now read the pre- Numbers 35 and 29, “ A Traveller cious Scriptures, who, otherwise, and Yourself," and " The Good Old would have lived in gross ignorance Way.” all iheir days.

It was within fourteen days of his Let the mivocates of Superstilioni dissolution that the writer was rehoodwink the Scriptures as they quested to see hia.

Eager to bear please; but let all who know their all I had to say, though greatly value, study by all means to diffuse worn down, he never appeared thein. Let us admire the wisdom tired; but regretted, when times and grace displayed in the inspired were betier with him, that he had so volume, That whilst angels desire forgotten God and his ways. On to lovk into ihese things, a child, one occasion, he said, “ Ah, 3r, I a poor and otherwise an ignorant have been a gay rebellious young child, is able, by the divine blessing,

man !” To wbich one of his relaz to understand the Scriptures, and tions replied, but you must remembecome wise unto salvation, by ber, Coorge, what a situation you faith ia Christ Jesus ! " O Lord, our were then iu ;' alluding to his being Lord, how excellent is thy name! abroad. “No excuse for thai," Out of the mouth of babes and said he," for both my will and iny suchlings hast thou ordained heart were against God. No excuse strength, and perfected thy praise !” for that!”

He appeared to obtain so much MR. GEORGE DYER

advantage by hearing the Scriptures

read and prayer, that at ove time he Came to Woburn about August, said to this elteci : “ I have two phy, 1806, for the recovery of his healih, sicians, one for the body and the which had been greatly impaired other for the soul (the former have while he was engaged in his Majesty's ing just left his chamber as 1 elle service in the West Indies. Intent tered); but if I must give up one, on restoration, he eonld not bear it should be the physician for the


body." He seemed to be con-

vinced, in an unusual way, that the
Bible was the only source of light 47, after a few days illness, the Rev.

On Monday, June 29, died, aged
for that valley upon which he was
just entering. The fifth chapter of Church of Christ meeting, at Pell

ISAAC Nicholson, Pastor of the
Romans, from the time he first

Street Chapel, Ratcliffe Highway;
heard it, was never out of his mind.

and formerly Tutor of Lady Hun-
Like the wise men seeking Jesus, tingdon's College at Cheshunt. He
when they saw the star which point- has left a widow and seven children,
ed where he was, they rejoiced with

and a numerous and affectionate
exceeding great joy; so did this

His re-
young man, on hearing the contents people to deplore his loss.

were interred at Bunhill
of this part of sacred writ. Not Fields, on Friday evening, July 3,
many days before his last struggle, amidst a great concourse of serious
one of his friends sitting by bis bed-

persons. Mr. Plutt spoke over the
side, said to him, George, do you grave; and Mr.Bennett, of Birming-
think you and I shall meet in glory?'
To whom, with great quickness, he

ham, preached the funeral-discourse

at Pell Street, on Wednesday even-
replied, “ Do you doubt it ?


ing, July 8.
you do, let those who doubt, come
and look at me!” So ended the life

of this young man, in his 22d or
23d year, whose prospects, as to this The late Rev. Mr. Dalf, of
world, were flattering, and whose Lewes, was for seventeen years the
talents were rare; and of wkom, as

laborious and faithful minister of
far as inortals can judge, if now in two parishes,----preaching and read-
glory, we must say, “Is not this a ing prayers three times every Sun-
brand plucked from the fire ?” day; and, though of a delicate ha-

M.C. bit of body, officiating at a weekly-

lecture at ihe Gaol. He was also
the constant and sympathizing at.

tendant on the poor, the sick, and

the afflicted. He was seized with an

inflammation in his lungs, after con-
APRIL 19, died, at Kentish Town, cluding bis ministerial duty, on
Mrs. Ann Pritcheit, aged 52, Matron Sunday, May 24; and died June 10,.
of St. James's School of Industry. 1807. He was sound in his doctrine,
She was for many years an orna- exemplary and unblemished in his
mental member of the congrega- life; an affectionate husband and pa-
tion at Tottenham Court Chapel reni; and so entirely devoted to his
till within the three last years of her work, as to bear up and struggle
life, when confined by severe afilic. through many tria's in it with sin-

She was truly a mother in gular resolution and patience. By
Israel;' and her chief delight was his death, his widow and nine chil.
in promoting the cause of Christ, by dren are left destitute, having scarce-
instilling into the minds of nearly ly any dependence for their future
300 children under her care, the subsistence but what shall be com-
great principles of the gospel. As municated, by Divine Providence,
sheexemplified in her life the power thro' the generosity of the public.
of the word, so she died under the

A Paper is in circulation, in re-
full persuasion of its truth. Her commendation of this case, signed
loss is felt by the institution which by the Rev. R. Cecil, Rev. J. Venn,
she superintended ; where she sup- Rev. H. Foster, Rev. B. Woodd,
ported the character of a faithful Rev. S. Crowther, Rev. W. J.Abdy,
servant. In her social intercourse and Rev. J. Pratt; by whom, and
she was a sincere friend, - in the by Messrs. Down and Co. Messrs.
church a devout worshipper, -- and Hoares, Messrs. Davison and Co.
in her family an affectionate parent: Messrs. Elliolt and Francis, and Mr.
in all, - a sincere Christian!

Hawkes, subscriptions are received.


The Temple of Truth, or the Best and copious acquisition are appaSystem of Reuson, Philosophy, rently

, prone to forget, that Litera. Virtue, and Morals, analytically the handnaaid of Divinity.

ture is not to be the governess, but arranged. Second Edit.

We have felt ourselves more at It is to be regretted that, in most liberty to indulge these reflections, of our periodical works of criticism,

as we have the pleasure of introreligioas publications do not receive ducing our readers, a second time, their merited share of notice and rc.

to the Temple of Truth : a work commendation. One reason of this which will bear the legitimate inmay be, that they do not always vestigation of the learned, and con. unite classic elegance with evangelic firin the faith of believers in the instruction; but we fear, in too grand fundamentals of Christianmany instances, an over-scrupulous ity. The present edition has only regard to the “wisdom of men, undergone a few verbal and orthohas consigned to the shade excel- graphic alterations. lent and useful productions. Those We entirely dissent from the opibooks, bowever, which treat on the nion of some, that our author has essentials of religion, somewhat like not exemplified in this volume the the Scriptures, whence their princi- lucidus ordo. Cemmencing with an pal contents are extracted, possess a Introductory Prospectus, he passes wecies of merit peculiar to them- ,on to a Synopsis of Principles ; selves. Some of them, indeed, may which he denominates “ The Arches not exhibit a depth of metapi ysical on which the 'Temple is to be erect. argument, nor the ornamenis of ed." ' A Compendium of Doctrines modern eloquence, yet muco may is added ; and this is followed by his be found in thein, conducive to the Definition of Terms. He propresent and everlasting welfare of ceeds to illustrate his doctrines, unmankind. It is, thereforo, a duty der the form of Assertions, connecta of Christian Reviewers, to mark the experience of them with hap; this important distinction, and so to piness and universal holiness ; and triumph over the fear of man, as concludes with a General Diagram, not to withhold their eulogiums io shew that Christianity is altofrom works of promising utility, gether a Religion of Grace. This hecause they do not happen to rank arrangement would have appeared, very high in the estimation of phi- perhaps, more perspicuous, but for losophers and men of leiters.

the profusion of notes, wbich occaThe famous Origen seems to have sionally divide the attention of the confirmed an incipient fashion reader.

On some account too, we among Christian professors, of are concerned that so noble a pen blending the maxims and rules of should have stooped to a slavisk ** Seience, falsely so called," with imitation of the political champion, the purity of inspired truth. Many who issued the Pursuits of Litera of the ancient fathers, following his ture; and, inore especially, as it dangerous example, proceeded to has rendered a large portion of the subinit tbc doctrines of the gospel Work inaccessible to those who are to the tribunal of a vain philosophy: unacquainted with the Latin and and the consequence was what might Greek languages. Justice requires have been naturally expected, _ibe us also to observe, that there is iulerest of genuine religion natu- something in our author's manner rally declined : and though we are imperious and harsh, unsuited to emaueipated from the sbackles of the gentleness of a servant of the Pagan superstition, nevertheless, Lord, who, is " in meekness, to in. where appears too much of this spu. instruct them who oppose. rious criticism in the days in which A growing evil exists in the reWe live. Persons of eminent talent ligious world, which this volome in

It was mentioned in our last Number, that Mr. Gordon and Mr. Lee, with their wives, were to embark at New York for India, on board the Magdalen ; but by Letters lately received from the former place, we find that, on account of an alteration having been made as to the destination of the Magdalen, they had agreed to take their passage in the American brig Brutus, Capt. Edwards (a grandson of President Edwards); which vessel was expected to sail about the 10th of June.


Mr. Pinkerton, one of the Mis

sionaries, writes thus: “ I am now MISSIONARY SOCIETY

so much master of the Turkish lanHeld their Eleventh Anniversary guage, that I bave begim to write a Meeting on Tuesday, May 31, ia tract in it, on the Worth of the Lady Glenorchy's Chapel , when a Soul, and on the Consideration of sermon was preached by Dr. Camp- Eternity. In common matters, I bell, from Eph. ii. 7, That, in the speak German as well as English; ages to come, he might shew the and find that the acquisition of one exceeding riches of his grace in his language is no hindrance to the kindness towards us, through Christ learning of another. Jesus.". After the sermon, a Report " I think Kategeray (the young of the Proceedings of the Directors Sultan who has embraced Christianwas read, and officers for the ensu- ity) has been inuch the better for his ing year were clected. The colloc journey to Petersburgh. At present, tion amounted to 1511. Os. Ida his inind is greatly perplexed re

The Directors have received let- specting his future prospects, and ters from Karass, dated February 1; the measures he should follow to when Mr. Brunton and the other provide for his support. He meets Missionaries were all in their usual with inuch persecution on account health. They bring, however, the of his religion. His friends generally paiaful, intelligence that, carly on address himn by some opprobrious the morning of January 14, Mr. name ; but he bears his persecution Brunton's house was destroyed by with wonderful patience. The other fire, : Mr. B. first discovered the Sultans have threatened to take his fire; but the flames had made such slaves from him for becoming Chrisprogress, that it was in vain to think tian. Notwithstanding this harsh of getting them extinguished. As treatment, he is not ashamed to avow the house was built of timber, it was himself a Christian ; and argues with in a short time reduced to ashes. It the greatest earnestness against the was 90 feet long, and conveniently Tartar Efendis. One day lately, aš fitted up for the accomwodation of he and I were going to Georghievsk, a large family. Much labour and ex- we fell in with a number of Tartars, pence will be necessary to replace it, among whoin there was a Moham.

Mr. B. speaks with gratitude of inedan doctor. We entered into the kindness of the other Mission- conversation ; and religion soon bearies on this occasion. The native came the subject. Kategeray supchildren who live with him, asto- ported Christianity' with great boldnished him by their exertions to save ness and considerable ability; and what they could from the fire. Soon when the Effendi found himself at a after the fire broke oul, the wind loss to answer the arguments which changed. llad it not been for this Kategeray urged agaiust the Mociącumstance, it would have been bamwedan imposture, he tried to almost impossible to have preserved get rid of the subject by a laugh. the houses of the other Missionaries. Upon which Kategeray said to bin, Mrs. B. had scarcely got the young with great seriousness, children out of the house, when the laugh, if you please, at the words roof of the room where they were which I have spoken ; "but unless sleeping fell in. Though 14 persons, you believe the gospel, my words most of them young, were sleeping will prove witnesses against you at in the house, not que of them was the last day.” either burnt or hurt.

* Shellisy, the Effendi, of whom

16 You may


3 C.

I have said so much in former let proceedings aś were worth your nos ters, has removed to Islam's Village. tice up to that time. I shall now He is a man of good understand mention soine things that have taken ing, and scams anxious to find out place since, and conclude for this the truth. He told me lately, that voyage. I went to the mission-house he would come and see us often, last week, and was present at two were he rot afraid of his life. Some very interesting scenes. On Thursof the zealous Mohammedans have day night I sat down to a supper, threatened to kill him, oa account where there were ranged on one of his attachment to us.”

side of the table 51 converted naTwo young natives have been tives, men and women; among them added to the church, by baptism. seven Bramins and three Faquers. Abdy, the Mabomctan Priest, was On the other side there were three present at the baptism ; and scemed evangelical church ministers, and much struck with what he then wit all the church of white people at nessed. He expressed peculiar sa- Serampore. The supper consisted tisfaction both with the sentiments chiefly of rice and fruit, dressed in and music of a hyrn, which Mr. various ways; soine cating with Brunton bad composed for the or spoons, and some with the fingers. casion ; and in wħick somc of the When all were filled, the natives sang great distinguishing truths of Chris: a hymn in their own language; and lianity were introduced.

the white people sang another in The ransomed children continue theirs : then the natives sang anto do well, and are a great comfort other, arose froin the table, and to the Missionaries. A field of about departed. Behold, my friends, in 18 acres has been inclused; which it this scene, the power of the gospel :. is intended to cultivate this summer,

it has eficeted what all the powers for the use of the Mission, Mr.

op earth could not have done, even Galloway, who was bred to the in the outward appearance :-- much weaving business, has got a loom less 'could any human force or pomade, on which he work's at bis lei. licy influence the heart to that anion sure hours.

He has finished cne and fellowship which was manifested web; and was proposing to get a

among us, for there were four or loom made for a young native, who five different denominations of Chrislives with him, whoin he intends to tiaps among the white people, all instruct in the art of weaving

united, as one man, in proiroting A Sultan, named Ali, who used the interest of the dear Redcemer often to visit the Missionaries, died in this part of the world, and bearlately. Before his death, he asked ing their testimony to his truth. his friends to carry him to Karass : On Friday night I went with the but this request they rejected with Missionaries at Serampore, and one indignation. They suspeeted that from the London mission, to a large he died a Christian; and, on that pagoda; where we' met four church. account, besitated about' burying ministers, who all united in prayer binn. Þe left a widow and three and praise for the spread of the prechildren, whom he wished to be cious gospel, until a late hour. o committed to Mr. Brunton's care:

that the time may soon come when but they all died soon after him, of all their idol temples shall be turned the plague, which was then raging into houses of delightful prayer anal in the district where they resided.

praise to the true and living God, and all their idols given to the mola

and to the bats! May we not hope Letter from Capt. Wicks to Mr.J. that this is taking place?

Do not Eastburn, Philudėlphia; receivede

those things indicate strongly that few Days before the Captain's Ar- God is about to fulfil his promises of rival,

mercy and grace to his church? My Friends, Calcuttu, Oct.16, 1806. ought and must rejoice in them.

Surely, they do; and our hearts "I WROTE you some few days Hallelujah! Your friend, past, iaforming you of such of my



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