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Association was held at. Eyethorn,
LONDON. Jaly 28. Mr.Parnell preached from Isa. Ixii. 7, 8; Mr. Atkinson from A Society has been lately institu2. Cor. iv. 7; Mr. Whitefoot, from ted for the Suppression of Vice, in Titusxi. 12. The Association (about the parishes of St. Leonard, Shore150) dined at Waldershare. `After ditch, and St. Luke, Middlesex, by dinner, it was resolved, That this giving Effect to the Laws made for Association will endeavour to pro
the Protection of Religion aud mote the sale of the Eclectic Re. Morality, when friendly Admonition view, as an antidote to the literary has failed of Success." poison of the day. The next The particular objects to which Meeting will be held Oct. 13 and 14, the Members of this institution wish át Margate. The ministers to preach to direct their attention, are the are Messrs. White, Young, and Profanution of the Lord's Day, in Chapman.
the carrying on of trades, in the
working of artificers at their ordiSame day, the Rev. W. Haward, nary callings, and in the vending of from Hoxton Academy, was ordain- goods by shopkeepers and others; led over the Indepeodent church at and also the frauds and abuses pracRendbam, Suffolk. Mr. Pickles, of tised in setting by False Weights and Walpole, began with prayer and Measures, Riotous and Disorderly reading's Mr. Price, of Woodbridge, Houses, Lewdness, Drunkenness, and delivered the introductory discourse Profane Swearing. and asked the questions; Mr. Den- This Society is under the direction Dant, of Halesworth, offered the or- of a President (T. Wilson, Esq.) a dination prayer; Mr.Shufflebottom, Treasurer, a Secretary (Mr. Warne, of Bungay, gave the charge, from Gloucester Terrace, Hoxton) and a Acts xx. 28 ; Mr. Vincent, of Deal,
Committee of Thirty, chosen in the general prayer; and Mr. Wal- equal numbers from the two paford, of Yarmouth, preached to the rishes; to whom are added the Vicar people, from 2 Phil 11. 16.
wf St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, and Aug. 12. Rev. R. Pengilly, late the Rector of St. Luke's, for the student at Bristol, was ordained pas
time being tor of the Baptist church at New
The funds of this Society are rais. castle upon Tyne. Mr. Arbon, of ed by annyal subscriptions, donaNewcastle, began the service; Mr. tions, bequests, and public sermons ; Steadman, of Yorkshire, delivered which will in part be employed in the introductory discourse and the rewarding peace officers who are charge, from Rev. ii. 10; Mr.Whit. found to be vigilant and active in field, of Durham, offered the ordi- the discharge of their duty, nation prayer, and preached to the printing and circulating abstracts of people in the evening, from Phil. the laws made for their guidance; ii. 19.
and also in printing and distributing, We understand that the Annual among the lower orders, abstracts
of such penal laws, which, from Meeting of the Independent Benevo
their want of inforination, they are lent Society, meeting in Gloucester
liable to violate. shire, will be holden at Wotton
The Society intend that all their under Edge, Sept. 9, at the Rev.Mr.
measures shall be conducted with the Lewis's Meeting-house; and on the
greatest moderation, and in strict preceuing evening there will be an Open Committee at Mr. Lewis's own persuaded that it is always inore de
conformity to the laws of the land, house, to audit the accounts, pre- sirable to prevent crimes than to pare a report, &c.
punish them. The Wilts Association will hold The Members of this institution their Half - yearly Meeting at De- are desirous of obtaining the pavizes, on Tuesday, the 15th of Sept. tronage and support of those worthy inst. The Rev. Mr. Williams is to persons, of either sex, who have tlie preach in the morniog, on Family interests of morality and true reliWorship, and the Rev. Mr. Bewrygion at heart; and who wait only in the afternoon.
for an opportunity of knowing by
in It may,
what means tliese may be promoted. mounting them.” The second, by With respect to pecuniary support, Mi. T. Kaffles, “ On the Character it is proposed to leave the amount of our Lord as a Public Teacher, of each subscription to the discre- and as an Example for Gospel Mition of each subscriber.
nisters." The third was in Latin, however, be proper to observe, that by Mr. J. Inderwick, “On the Desuch an institution requires the aid gree in which Divine Truth and the of considerable funds; and it is Way of Salvation were known to hoped the friends to its designs will Mankind in the Periods of early he prompt in their aid to promote · History.” them.
As a considerable number of your readers can have no knowledge of
the Honnerton Academy, excopt Dear Sir,
what they derive from your valuable To the Editor.
work, I beg leave to add some brief In your Magazine for August, ap- and general information. pears, an account of the Examina.
This Seminary is by far the most tion of the Students in the Academy ancient of the same kind among al Homerton, on the 24th of June; Protestant Dissenters. It was foundwhich puts me under the necessity of ed in the year 1730; and afterwards requesting a place for a few lines in received the accession of the Fund reference to the same subject. How- Board Academy, which had subever friendly the intention of the sisted from the very times of the unknown writer of that article might Ejected Ministers. It was establishbe, I think the paragraph itself is eri solely for the preparation of calculated to convey an unfavour- truly pious and holy young men, for able representation of the Academy the more useful discharge of the to every reflecting reader. The gospel ministry; and, through the most interesting part of the exami- preserving care of Divine Mercy, mation is passed by in silence; and it has never swerved from its origithe great design of the Institution na!, sound, and scriptural princiitself is not even adverted to.
ples. To the account of Examination The number of students, durin the Languages and Sciences, it ing, the latter part of the past might have been added, that one session, was sixteen. Besides the class was examined in the Syriac Tes- attention paid to the advancement tament; and that the subjects enu- of Classical Learning, and its ap; EneTaled, form only a part of a plication to Biblical and General murse of lectures, which cannot be Criticism, Lectures are delivered ja elelivered in much less than three Natural Philosophy, Natural Kisvears. Without this information, tory, Logic, the Philosophy of the any one would deem the arrange. Human Mind, Rhetoric, the Study ment arbitrary and unreasonable: of General History, and Divinity in but it was of much more
its scripiural extent, its ample eviquence to have omilted the facis, dence, and its practical importance. that the students were particularly In addition to the lectures of the reexamined in the course of Scriptural gular tutors, the students enjoy the Theology, which employs the best instructions of an eminent professor part of their time and attention dur, of elocution. The time approprimg their academical studies ; and ated to these studies varies, accordshat three of them (not selected, ing to the previous advantages of But following fron year to year in the pupils : it may be only three the order of seniority) delivered years and a half, or it may Crofions ; which were received with longed to six years. Among the Bokens of high approbalion. The tutors wbo have laboured in this furnt oration was by Mr. W. J. Fox, long-established and extensively use* On the Difficulties of the Christian ful Tostitution, occur the names of Ministry among Protestant Dissen- Dr. Blidgley, Dr. A. Tayior, Mr. ders, and the best Means of sure Ibubbard, Drs. Marryart, Conder,
Walker, Gibbons, Davies, Fisher, health, retired to her apartment ; Mr. Fell, and Mr. Berry.
where she was heard to exclaim, The insertion of this short account “ Lord, have mercy upon me !". will greatly oblige, dear Sir, and when her friends entered the
yours very respectfully, room, she was found dead. Cheltenham.
J. P. SMITH.
On Friday morning, Aug. 14, died
the Rev. Dr. Fisher, of Maro Street, RECENT DEATHS.
Hackney, aged 76. Dr. F, was tuMrs. Lightfoot, of Gravesend, tor at Homerton Academy for up after eating her dinner with a party wards of 30 years; but had retired 1 of friends, and apparently in guod about four years before his death.
List of Lectures, &c. in and near London, for September. 1. Tu. 11. Broad Str. Mr. Humphrys. 16.Wed. Ev. Prayer- Meeting for the 2. Wed. M. Crown Crt. Mr, Stephens. Nation, at Mr. Wall's. - Drawing near to God.
1. Th. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Waugh. Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation, The Manner in which a Christian at Mr. Stephens's.
should die. 3. Th. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Winter. 18. Frid. Ev.Sermon to Young People,
The Sin and Misery of Living with- at Walworth, by Mr. Burder. out Christ.
20. LORD's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr. 6, Lord's Day, Ev. Broad Str. Mr.
Hutchins; Devonshire Sq. Dr. Brooksbank; Devonshire Sq. Mr.
Jenkins; Hare Crt. Mr. flumStevens; Hare Ort. Mr.T.Thomas;
phrys. Crown Ct. Mr. Stephens = Crown Crt. Mr. Knight; Peter
Palace Str. Mr. Buck; Peter Sir. Str. Mr. Rae; Palace Str. Nr.
Mr. Jerment, - Hyatt.
22. TH. M. Broad Str. Mr. Clayten. 7. Mon. Ev. Missionary Prayer-Meet
23. Wed. M. Crown Ct. Mr. Campbell. ing, at Mr. Williams's, Rose Lane.
Fall of Man. 8. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Burder.
Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation, 9. Wed. M. Crown Crt. Mr. Dunn.
at Mr. Goode's. Future Blessedness of the Saiuts.
24. Th. M. Monthly Meeting (Bapt.) Du. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation,
at the late Mr. Rance's, llackney, at Mr. Towaseod's.
Mr. T. Thomas to preach. -- The Th. M. Monthly Meeting (Inu!ep.)
Early Spread of the Gospel.
promote the Interests of Religion ? Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Goode. The
27. Lord's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr. Evil and Daoger of relinquishiog
Newman ; Devonshire S. Mr. J. the Lord's Service.
Thornas; Hare Crt. Mr. Webbi
Peter Str. Mr. Greig. 13. LORD's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr.
29. Tu, M. Broad Str. Mr. Barber. Collyer; Devonshire Square, Mr.
30. Wed. M. Crowa Crt. Mr. Ivimey, Gould ; Hare Crt. Mr. Newman ;
Gratitude to God for Mercies. Crown Crt. Mr. Webb; Peter Str.
Èv. Prayer-Meeting for the Natioa, Mr. Dunn.
at Mr. Hlutchings's. 14. Mon, Ev. Prayer Meeting for the
Nation, Surry Chapel.
Excelleacy of the Knowledge of Siun Chupel, Mr. Jeary,
lluxtun, Mr. Weaver.
MINISTERS SUPPLYING AT
LECTURE TO THE JEWS.. MR. Frey's Lecture to the Jews, which has hitherto been delivered every Saturday Eveniog, will, in future, ne preached on FRIDAY. Evenings, at a Quarter before Seven o'clock. It has also been juilged expedient to remove the lecture from Sion Chapel, where it bas laiely been preacher, to the Rev. Mr. Ball's Chapel, ia Jewry Street. The First Lecture on Friday, Septubes the 4to.
FAITHI AND SCIENCE.
Lo! Faith serene, on seraph car,
Can burst the blazing arches wide ; CLAD in a robe of azure hue,
The golden gates of bliss anbar,
Amidst his own Shechina's flame,
Faitha pierces, and in glory zon'd,
Joins the bright host who tune his Sublime she ken’d the stars beneath,
name! Way'd her gemm'd wand, and thus began :
The eye of Faith those scenes can • What Heav'n-born man, what angel mind,
Whose glory Science would o'erwhelm; To these celestial heights can rise ? For what is all this star-pav'd space Or, borse upon the viewless wind, But the broad pavement of her realm?" Trace the vast wonders of the skies?
Let the world's startiog pillars fall, Thron'd on Day's cherub car I ride,
Let Nature fly her fix'd abode ; And govern with my sov'reign word
Science must sink; but Faith thro' ally, The rolling stars, with all their pride,
With tranquil eye, shall hail her God? Night's royal Queen, Day's orieut
G. T. juo. Lord.
......... The moving planets as they roll, Earth with its wond'rous frame is
LINES mine ; From sphere to sphere, from pole to Written during a Storm of Lightpole,
ning and Thunder. I rule, I govern, all diviñe !
The voice of thy thunder was in the hen. Who then among the sons of Heav'n, ven; the lightnings lightened the Or Earth's vast myriads shall compare
world. Psalm lxxvii. 18. With me, to whon that earth is given,
GREAT God ! how awful is thy voice With me, - the potent Queen of Air?”
When rolling thunders roar! The boaster spake; — when lo ! there Thy lightnings flash a vivid flame :shone,
I treinble, yet adore !
Hark! what tremendous peals resound And beauteous as the polar star.
Throughout the vault of Heav'n /
Sinners attend ! no more deride,
But seek your sins forglv'n!
That lightning's flash may strike thy And thus th’exulting queen addrest:
head, * Proud mortal-born! give ear and say,
And stop thy mocking breath, Canst thou compare (although refin'd)
With all thy guilt, and sins, and crimes, With Faith, -transcendent as the day;
Apd crush thy soul in death! Faith ! - sprung from the immortal mind?
But lightnings far more fierce and
strong, True, the wide universe is thine,
Will one day hura this world ; Each planet rolls at thy decree ; When God proclaims, that “ Time's BO The fields of space, the stars that shine
more,' And conquer'd Nature yiesils toʻthec.” And earth shall be dissoly'd ! But, canst thou range beyond the Great God! how then shall I appears sphere,
And stand before thy face? And bring an unseen world to view
I'll plead the Saviour's pard'ning love, Al no! e en Science falters here,
And trust his sor’reiga grace! And proves her mighty boast untiue.
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