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RECENT DEATH. 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

ISAAC NICHOLSON, Pastor of the just entering.' The fifth chapter of Church of Christ meeting, at Pell Romans, from the time he first

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

and formerly Tutor of Lady HunLike 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 reyoung man, on hearing the contents people to deplore his loss.

mains of this part of sacred writ. Not Fields, on Friday evening, July 3,

were interred at Bunhill many days before his last struggle, amidst a great concourse of serious one of his friends sitting by bis bedside, said to him, Gevrge, do you grave; and Mr. Bennett, of Birining

persons. Mr. Plutt spoke over the think you and I shall meet in glory?' ham, preached the funeral-discourse To whom, with great quickness, he

at Pell Street, on Wednesday evenreplied, Do you doubt it ? If you do, let those who doubt, come

ins, July 8. and look at me!". So ended the life

REV. THOMAS A. DALE. of this young man, in his 22d or 23d year, whose prospects, as to this

'The late Rev. Mr. DALE, of world, were flattering, and whose Lewes, was for seventeen years the talents were rare ; and of whom, as

laborious and faithful minister of far as mortals can judge, if now in two parishes,----preaching and readglory, we must say, “ Is not this a ing prayers three times every Sunbrand plucked from the fire ?" day; and, though of a delicate haWoburn,

M.C. bit of body, officiating at a weeklyBedfordshire.

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

tendant on the poor, the sick, and MRS. ANN PRITCHETT. the aflicted. He was seized with an

inflammation in his lungs, afler conApril 19, died, at Kentish Town, cluding bis ministerial duty, on Mrs. Ann Pritchett, 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 pation at Tottenham Court Chapel rení; 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 sintion. She was truly " a mother in gular resolution and patience. By Israel ;” and her chief delight was

his death, his widow and nine chilin promoting the cause of Christ, by dren are left destitute, having scarceinstilling into the minds of nearly ly any dependence for their future 300 children under her care, the subsistence but what shall be comgreat principles of the gospel. As municated, by Divine Providence, sheexemplitied 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 refull 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 fainily an affectionate parent: Messrs. Elliolt and Francis, and Mr. in all, a silicere Christian !

Hawkes, subscriptions are received.

REVIEW OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS.

The Temple of Truth, or the Best and copious acquisition are appa

System of Reuson, Philosophy, rently prone to forget, that Litera. Virtue, and Morals, analytically the handmaid 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 introreligious publications do not receive ducing our readers, a second time, their merited share of notice and re- 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. mnite 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 excele 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 religiou, 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 species 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 much may is added ; and this is followed by his be found in thein, conducive to the Definition of Terms.

He then propresent and everlasting welfare of ceeds to illustrate his doctrines, unmankind. It is, thereforo, a duty der the form of Assertions, connecte af 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 altofront works of promising utility, gether a Religion of Grace. This hecause they do not happen to rank arrangement would bave appeared, very high in the estimation of phio perhaps, more perspicuous, but for losophers and men of leiters. the profusion of notes, which occa

The 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 ** Science, 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, proeeeded to has rendered a large portion of the subinit the doctrines of the gospel Work inaccessible to those who are to the tribunalofa vain philosophy; unacquainted with the Latin and and the consequence was what might Greek languages. Justice requires Have been naturally expected,--the us also to observe, that there is inlerest of genuine religion natu- something in our author's manner rally declined : and though we are imperious and harsh, unsuited to emancipated from the sbackles of the gentleness of a servant of the Pagan superstition, nevertheless, Lord, who, is " in meekness, to in. there appears too much of this spu• instruct them who oppose.” rionis criticism in the days in which A growing evil exists in the reWe live.

Persous of civiuent talent ligious world, which this volone is

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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. THE EDINBURGH

Mr. Pinkerton, one of the Mis

sionaries, writes thus : “ I am now MISSIONARY SOCIETY

so much master of the Turkish lantHeld their Eleventh Anniversary guage, that I bave begim to write a Meeting on Tuesday, May 31, in 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 oflicers for the ensu- ity) has been much the better for his ing year were elected. The collec- journey to Petersburgh. At present, tion amounted to 1511. Os. 8de 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 much persecution on account health. They bring, however, the of his religion. His friends generally painful intelligence that, early on address hin 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, a 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 Etlendis. One day lately, as fitted

up

for the accommodation 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 Mohama

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 canie the subject. Kategeray sup: children 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 out, the wind loss to answer the arguments which changed. llad it not been for this Kategeray urged agaiust the Moci'cumstance, it would have been hammedan- 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 hiin, Mrs. B. had scarcely got the young with great seriousness, “ You may children out of the house, wiieu 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 yue of them was the last day.” either burnt or hurt.

Shellisy, the Effendi, of whom

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I have said so much in former let- proceedings as 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 scems 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, threalened to kill him, on account where there were ragged on one of his attachment to us."

side of the table 51 converted na. Two young natives have been tives, men and women; among them added to the church, by baptism. seven Bramins and three Faguers Abdy, the Mabomctan Priest, was On the other side there were three present at the baptism ; and scemed evangelical church ministers, and inuch struck with what he then wit. all the church of white people at nessed. He expressed peculiar sa- cerampore. Tho supper consisted tisfaction both with the scrtiments chicfly of rice and fruit, dressed in and music of a hymn, which Mr. various ways; soine eating with Brunton had composed for the oc- spoons, and some with the fingers. casion ; and in whick some of the When all were filled, the natives:

s sang great distinguishing truths of Chris: a hymn in their own language; and tianity 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 from 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 eficcted what all the powers for the use of the Mission,

Mr.

on 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 union sure hours.

Ile has finished cne and fellowship which was manifested web; and was proposing to get a among us, for there were four or loom inade for a young native, who five different denominations of Chrislives with him, whoin he intends to tians among the white people, all instruct in the art of weaving.

united, as one man, in proinoting A Sultan, named Ali, who used the interest of the dear Redeemer 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 churchaccount, besitated about burying ministers, who all united in prayer binn. He 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, whieb was then raging

into houses of delightful prayer and 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 kope Letter from Capt. Wicks to Mr.J. that this is taking place? Do not Eastburn, Philudelphia ; received e.

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

mercy and grace to his church? My Friends, Calcuttu, Oct.16, 1806.

Surely, they do ; and our hearts

ought and must rejoice in them. "I WROTE you some few days Hallelujah! Your friend, past, iaformig you of such of iny

B. Wrekes, Sen.

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MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, & Co

L. S. d. Collection at Petersfield, hy Rev. Mr. Barratt

11 11 1 Collection at the Independent Church at Kingsbridge, Deton, by Messrs. Burneil and Lavers, deacons

10 10 0 A Friend in Suffolk, by the Rev. J. M. Ray

10 0 0 E. J. Bath

2 0 0 Friend to the Missionaries

20 0 Independent Congregation, Salisbury, collected First Lord's Day in June, by the Rev. J. Sabine

14 0 Addition to Collection at the Rev. Mr. Toller's Meeting, Kettering, by Mr. Frey

0 14 0 Ditto to the Collection at Surry Chapel

0.7 0 Auxiliary Society, at the Rev. Mr. Roby's Chapel, Manchester 11 2 0 A few Friends at Churchover, by Rev, Mr. Harlwell, Lutterworth 2 Rev. Mr. Steill and Friends, Kidderminster

18 6 S. Bottomley and Friends, Scarborough

9 Mr. Smellie and Friends, Great Grinsby, Lincolnshire 7 0 A Friend to the Missionary Society, by Mr. J. Wilson

10 0 Legacy of Mrs. Jukes, late of Shrewsbury, by Rev. Mr. Weaver

L. 20

0 0 Duty deducted

2 0 0

18 0 0 The dying Bequest of a Piouis Poor Woman, by Mr. J. Purday

0 A Laily, by the Rev. J. P. Smith

4 0 0 A Friend, by the Rev. Mr: Charrier

0 0 Ditto, Ditto

0 0 Pf. S. by Rev. G. B.

1 1 For the Scotch and other Cellations, see page 384,

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HOME INTELLIGENCE. A COMMODIOUS Chapel was last evening, a sermon was preached by suminer opened at Bulsord, near Mr. Morell, of St. Neot's ;

Messrs. Amesbury, Wilts, The preachers Nichols, of Kimbolton, and Bull, of were Messrs. Berry, of Warminster Newport, prayed. Additions have (from James i, 25); Bennett, of been made to the church; and there Romsey (froin Acts xviii, 9, 10); is a pleasing prospect of success. and Griffin, of Portsea (from Rev.

April 28, 1807. - The Rev. G. xxii. 20), Messrs. Satlery, Hopkins, Walier was ordained over the CalSedeole, Tracey, Hunţ, and Aldridge, vinistic Methodist church at Sherconducted the devotional exercises,

herd's lfill, Haslemere, Surry. Nr. This interest owes its origin and sup Luke, of Aiton, opened the business port to the exertions of two gentie- of the day, Mr. Puck, of London, men belonging to the congregation gave the charge ; Mr. Hyatt, of of the late Mr. Adams, of salisbury, the Tabernacle, London, preached Oct. 28. The Rev. T, Eisdell, a

to the people. The gospel was first Pædobaptist minister, late of Ando introduced here by the late Rev. J. ver, was settled as Pastor of the Eyre, of Hackney, of revered me church of Christ, of the Baptist de- mory. noinination, on the Free Commu- May 18.

Mr. M. Jones was ornion plan, at Biggleswade. Oa dained to the pastoral office over which occasion the Associated Minis- the Baptist church at Broad Oak, .ters of ihe

Bedford Union were re- Herefordshire. Mr.Bradley, of Colequçsied to assist,

Messrs. Blundel, ford, delivered the introductory disof Luton, and lillyard, of Bedford, course, from 1 Tim. iv, 14, received preached. Messrs. Morris, of Dun. the coufession of faitli, and offered stable, Castledine, of Woburn, and up the ordination prayer ; Mr. Ed.' Geard, of Witchen, prayed. In the mund, of Cumbran, gave the charge

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