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was repeated by several persons to-day, in THE SACRED SPEAKER : a Religious Readthe crowd near the imago, is,-that whening Book. By J. F. WINKS. 12mo., Madras was besieged by the French, Yeg. pp. 224. Winks, Leicester. gata relieved the English by turning salt
This is really an interesting and valuable water into fresh, for their use, and that they now honor her for this reason.
book, and might not be inaptly designated,
Gems of Divinity. It is divided into a We cannot enter into all the horrid and
series of kindred subjects, as the Being of disgusting details of this important pam. phlet: suffice it to observe, that the closest
God-creation-fall of man-redemption
by Jesus Christ-the Holy Scriptures – the union subsists between the government and the idolatry of the country.
Holy Spirit — the Sabbath - devotion
The govern. ment administers to the endowments of the
youth- serious subjects-poetic pieces on temples--requires its officers to interfere in
Scripture subjects - miscellaneous. The the management of temples, and arrange.
pieces are short, and present a happy inter
mixture of prose and poetry, selected from ment of ceremonies-erects new temples when the old ones are decayed-pays brah
a multitude of the most celebrated authors mins for idolatrous services-compels the
and divines. As a class book for the senior
scholars in Sabbath-schools it commends natives to drag the idol cars--consecrates
itself to our notice, but as a mere book of official documents to Ganesh and other hea. then vanities by inscriptions and ceremonies
selections it deserves a place amongst the - entertains in courts of justice, idolatrous
choicest. As it is intended for extensive cases in which no civil rites are concerned
circulation, the price at which it is publish. administers heathen oaths - supports (par
ed is reasonable. tially at least heathen) schools and colleges. THE SCRIPTURAL DUTY OF CHURCHES If there is a closer connexion between the in relation to Slave holders professing Church and State in England than in In. Christianity. By the Rev. F. A. Cox, dia, we should like to see it pointed out. D.D., L.L.D., author of the Life of In England, the force of law and patronage, Melancthon, &c. 8vo., pp. 24. Ward and the pomp of peerage, with courts and and Co. thrones, (of course exclusively christian,) are
The object of this ably written tract is to in favour of our semi-popish episcopacy: in India, all these, and even more, are in favour
show that the system of slavery, as it is of idolatry. Take the language of the Editor
alike opposed to the precepts and principles of the Bombay Oriental Spectator, both as
of the christian religion, is a sin of enorconvincing in fact, and stirring in appeal:
mous magnitude; that neither the Jewish “We trust the time is near at hand when
law, the case of Onesimus, nor the precepts our Rulers will cease to be bankers and
of Paul, can afford any pretext in favour of factors of the Idols and their prototypes,
the modern slave-holder; and that the
primitive Churches were formed on pure the abortions of those who became. vain in in their imaginations, and their foolish
and benevolent principles, and furnish
ample illustrations as to the manner in heart was darkened;' when they will no longer grace heathenism and Mahomedan
which they who are guilty of such a sin
should be treated. The tract may be had revelries by attendance and participation in their unholy rites and cereiponies, nor pro.
for three-pence, and we do earnestly recomvoke the thunders of Omnipotence by firing
mend it to our readers. salutes in their honour; when they will ANALOGY BETWEEN THE CORRUPTIONS suffer no document dedicated to the lord OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY AND THE CORof Devils,' or profaning the name of Jeho- RUPTIONS OF TEMPERANCE SOCIETIES. rah, to leave the public offices; when they Reprinted from the Temperance Penny will cease to appeal to the vanities of the Magazine. Ward and Co. heathen,' for rain and fruitful seasons ;
We have read this twelve-paged tract, and when they will neither in respect 'make
have been startled by some of its statements mention of the name of heathen gods, por
and analogies. We do not wish to offend cause to swear by them ;' nor regulate the affairs of their worship, nor settle the rank.
any of our readers by an obtrusion of the of their deluded rotaries; and when they
opinion the perusal of this article has im
pressed on our minds; but we would rewill no longer bewilder the minds of the twice-born
If youth, by the absurd science
spectfully point their attention to it. of the Vedas and Puranas, taught in some di
its “ facts" are not true, they should be
disproved ; if true, they demand serious evil colleges, and qualify them for dextesously poisoning the minds of the people,
qui through the length and breadth of the THE IRISH Scholar; or, Popery and land."
Protestant Christianity. A Narrative.
By the Rev, T. W, AVELING. Ward R. P. JACQUES. Edited by the Rev. T. and Co.
Jackson. Jackson, Leicester. This little, pretty, eightpenny reward The poetry in these small books does not book, tells an interesting and useful tale of lay claim to the bighest order; but if that a shipwrecked lad, who passed through a which is well adapted to its end is deserving variety of adventures, and though exposed of commendation, it claims our praise. The to the influences of popery, became a true subjects are various and suitable for chil. protestant. The tale is well told.
dren; the language is simple; the versifi. A FATHER'S GIFT; or, Poetry for the
cation generally smooth and pleasing; and
Jo mne the sentiments correct and pious. They Young. By R. P. JACQUES.
are both very suitable reward books for THE TALE OF CALVARY: Lines on Death, children, and have our cordial recommend.
Judgment, Heaven, and Hell, sc. By ation.
Mrs. ANN SAVAGE, of Holm Hale. Stevenson, A, M., and teacher of the Sab. She was one of the five baptized last Sep. bath-school in connexion with that place, tember; and she finished her course Jan. departed this life Feb. 17th, 1841, aged 12th. But although her union with us was twenty years and three months. He was au so very brief, it was of a very satisfactory cha. affectionate teacher and a consistent memracter : she appeared rapidly to grow in ber. But a few months ago, he had every grace, and to ripen for glory. Her illness, appearance of enjoying a long life or health which was short, but very severe, and which, and activity; but God has been pleased to except at transient intervals, deprived her call him to enter upon that life which is of communicating to any around her the eternal. His death was improved in the state of her mind, was borne with christian afternoon of the 28th to the parents and patience, and complete resignation to the friends of the Sabbath-school children by divine will. A little before her death she Mr. Gover, a deacon of the Church, from expressed her confidence in the Saviour, and Luke xxiii. 42, “ Weep not for me, but desire to depart and be with Christ. She weep for yourselves, and for your children;" died in peace. This mournful, yet doubt. and in the evening of the 7th of March, less to her happy event, has been felt much Mr. Stevenson preached a funeral sermon by our Church at Wendling, it being the first from Luke xix. 13, “Occupy till I come.” breach the Lord has made amongst us. As teachers, may we follow the example of May it be sanctified! The event was at. Him who said, work while it is day, for tempted to be improved at Hale, by an ad. the night cometh when no man can work; dress founded on Eccles. ix. 10. May we and as a Church, whatsoever our hand be followers of them who through faith and findeth to do, may we do it with all our patience are now inheriting the promises. might.
Then when on earth cur work is done,
And we assemble round thy throne, MR. G. KING, a member of the General There let us with our children dwell, Baptist Church meeting in Boro' Road, And never, never say farewell. under the pastoral care of the Rev. J. Feb. 24th, 1841.
C. S. H.
LINCOLNSHIRE CONFERENCE. - This congregations, was stated to be the result Conference assembled at Bourne, on Thurs. of more favourable weather. day, March 4th. Mr. Rose, of Whittlesea, 2. Letters were read from St. Ives, Chat. preached on the previous evening from teris, &c., respecting Fen Stanton. It was Phil. i. 23, “Having a desire to depart and considered advisable that a letter should be to be with Christ, which is far better.” The sent to Mr. Cheatle, respecting a young Conference sermon, On the connexion be- man in his Church, who has been thought tween members of Churches attending prayer- of for this station. meetings, and their spiritual prosperity,” was 3. The financial report of the Widows' preached by Mr. Pike, of Wisbech, from Fund was presented, and referred to Messrs. Ezek. xxxvi. 37. Assembled for business Clarke and Wherry, of Wisbeach, to be in the afternoon.
audited. It was resolved, That £6 be sub1. The report of baptisms was favour- scribed this year to the General Widows' able; and a general improvement in the Fund in London, on behalf of Spalding, Fleet, and Bourne Churches, whose widows of the Saviour to hear of the extension of are now relieved by it.
his blessed cause, in new stations being 4. Relative to the plan for the course of entered upon, both in our own and distant the Conferences, a committee was appoint- lands, it is not ungrateful to hear of the ed, consisting of brethren Peggs, Pike, improvement of those already occupied, nor Yates, and Burditt, to prepare a report for are they, we presume, less inclined to exthe next meeting.
tend to them the hand of assistance in the 5. Brethren Mathews and Man, of Bos. time of emergency. ton, were requested to prepare and print a Among other churches then in our own small circular, to be sent to each Church association, that assembling in Measham prior to the meeting of Conference
and Netherseal has been indulged with a 6. It was judged advisable that the Trea. pleasing and encouraging revival. In an. surer of the Home Mission should send a swer to the fervent prayers of his people, copy of the last report to each Church, that God has graciously poured forth his Spirit, their contributions to the Home Mission and so enlarged the congregation and may be ready to be paid in at the next church, that involved the necessity of inConference.
creased room in our places of worship. The next Conserence to be at Gedney Last year we re.built, and enlarged our Hill, on Thursday, June 3rd. Mr. Burditt, chapel at Netherseal, and it became mani. of Long Sutton, to preach in the morning, fest to us all, that in order to maintain our On christian fellowship; and a Home Mis position at Measham, (to say nothing about sionary meeting in the evening. Mr. Yates, advancing farther) more room must be of Fleet, preached after the Conference made. The opinion of professional men from Isaiah lvii. 15. On the following was taken, as to the manner in which this Lord's day the annual Home Mission Ser. should be done, and as the old chapel had mons at Bourne were preacbed by Mr. Pike, been twice enlarged, they confidently of Wisbech. Collections £4. 17s.6d. thought it could not be enlarged again
J. PEGGS, Secretary with safety, and thus if more room be MELBOURNE CONFERENCE. - Home made, it must be re-built. The outlay of Mission. - The Committee of the Castle £800, which such a procedure would incur. Donington District of the Home Mission was to us a matter of serious concern : but are desired to take notice, that a Committee remembering the old adage "necessitas non meeting will be held on the day of Con.
the day of Con. habet leges," after much prayer and deference to appoint a Secretaryand attend liberation, we cast ourselves on the provi. to other business connected with the devce of God, and resolved on the impor. Mission.
tant undertaking. On Lord's.day, Feb. Conveyance. Those friends who intend 28th, we took our leave of the old chapel, trarellipg to the Conference by railway are endeared to many by the fondest recollecinformed, that a couverance will leave the tions, when a number of very interesting Kegworth Station for Melbourne immedi. services were held. Eight persons were ately after the arrival of the Nottingham baptized, seven of whom were related to and Leicester morning trains. The train each other. Nearly all the members of the leaves Nottingham at fifteen minutes past church sat down at the Lord's table, to eight, and Leicester at forty-five minutes commemorate his sufferings and death; past seven. The conveyance will return and two very suitable and impressive serto Keyworth in time for the evening train. mons were preached by our esteemed friend, The friends who wish to be conveyed from Mr. Wileman, of London. On the follow. the Station, are requested to let me know ing Monday, Mr. W. laid the foundation as soon as possible, that suitable provision stone of the new chapel; after which a may be made.
J. H. Wood.
considerable number touk tea, in company, Derby Road, Melbourne.
and were addressed by Messrs Goadby, sen., LONDON CONFERENCE AND Revival
Staples, Owen, Barnett, and Wileman. The MEETING.–The Churches in the London
chapel is now rapidly progressing, and will be
ready for opening some time in the month District are requested to observe, that the
of June; and, when completed, will seat Conference will be held at Beulah Chapel,
from five to six hundred persons, indepen. Commercial Road, on April the 13th, and
dent of the school rooms. The congrega. that after the ordinary business has been
tions and church, thongh considerably in. concluded, a meeting will be held for the
creased in number, are far from being afflurevival and extension of religion in the
entin circumstances, and, however essential, church and congregation.
regard this, for them, a very serious and NEW CHAPEL MEASHAM.- While it is important undertaking. All, however, have ever grateful to the warm and devoted friends exerted themselves; some almost beyond
their ability, and encouraged by the band. connexion with the district, will be found some donation of Mr. Wileman, they now adequate to maintain a home missionary. do most sincerely appeal to the sympathy, To pay 300 guineas for land, and to erect and earnestly solicit the pecuniary aid of a chapel thereon, is rather a serious matter. the friends of the Redeemer; presuming It has struck me, that as the Lincolnshire they may confidently hope their appeal and London districts have no stations on will not be in vain. GEO. STAPLES. which to expend their wealth, and employ Meashain, March 17th, 1841.
their zeal, it would be a good plan if these
districts were to raise 100 guineas each, SAEFFIELD CHAPEL.–Dear Sir,- I wish and send the money to Mr. Hill, our trea. through the medium of the Repository, to surer, to assist in this important work. If inform the friends at Wimeswould, Why. good is to be done on a large scale, we must sal, Costoc, and Leake, that the movies be liberal. We must plant the standard of collected by brother Bott and myself, from the cross amidst the deuse masses of our the friends at the above places, amounted fellow beings, who are
poor, and miser. to £10, 12s. 6d. Brother T. Chapman able, and wretched, and blind, and naked.” accompanied me to the Loughborough When a district is about to erect a place of friends, who subscribed the sum of £18, worship in a large town, their friends should 15s. 9d. The amount collected at Quorn. assist them. I hope we should not feel don, Woodhouse, Mountsorrel, and Wood. backward in assisting our Lipcoloshire thorpe, was £10, lls. Brother Adam friends in the erection of a chapel in Hull, Smith'accompanied me to these places; or our London friends in the erection of and, generally speaking, we were treated one in Bristol or Liverpool. Above all, with great kindness, and I have no doubt may we look to Him with whom is the remany friends gave according to their abili. sidue of the Spirit, and who cau bless the ty. There are some green spots about weakest etforts of his people, and render Quorndon; and even Charnwood forest is them greatly successful in the conversion far from being unproductive. The Notting. of precious souls. Yours sincerely, ham friends have subscribed 100 guineas;
H. HUNTER. and Mr. Miller, of Barnstaple, has gener. ously given £10. I understand that the OPENING OF THE TABERNACLE, PADSheffield friends have engaged to raise DINGTON.-On Lord's day, March 14th, amongst themselves £50 : still we are far 1841, the Church which bas hitherto met behind. The land is purchased for 300 in Edward Street, Mary-le-bone, assembled guineas, the gentleman from whom it is for worship, for the first time, in the meetpurchased kindly giving £5. The situation ing. house called the “Tabernacle,” in Praed is most eligible, and there is no place of Street, Paddington. The disadvantageous worship in the immediate neighbourhood. situation of the meeting house in Edward A Sabbath-school has been commenced, but Street, had loog been regretted, both by the the friends have been obliged to rent a Church, and by other friends who are anx. small dwelling-house, into which the chil. ous for the spread of our cause in this quardren have been collected. We are vever ter of the metropolis; and its secluded likely to have a large congregation in the locality had latterly been rendered more Assembly Room ; a place where balls, and obscure by additional buildings, insomuch, masquerades, and all sorts of amusements that to this circumstance many persons had are carried ou during the week, is not the ascribed the diminished success which place where we can do inuch good. We marked the late efforts of the Church must have some place of worship erected, there. Shortly after brother Ferneyhough great or small; we must have some place had accepted the invitation of the Church in which to instruct the children, and to in Broad Street, Nottingham, to become increase their pumber, many of whom, we thetr pastor, circumstances very unexpect. trust, will become united to Christ and edly arose which seemed likely to improve to his people. Much has been said about greatly the opportunities and prospects of the extension of our denomination, and if the Church ; one of the principal of these words had been sovereigns, we might have was the offering for sale of the “Taberhad a chapel in every large town in the pacle,” (which had hitherto been occupied kingdom. Talking may be very useful; by a congregation of lady Huntingdon's but if we rest here, little, very little, that is connexion,) and its purchase by brother good or great will be accomplished. The Wilemau, who placed it at the disposal of district conpected with Sheffield, if it dis. the Church on very advantageous terms, charge its duty, requires no assistance as to and supplied the funds required by the the support of the mipistry. What the need ful alterations and repairs. After an friends on the spot are willing to do, in unexpected delay, arising from legal diffi
culties, the necessary preparations were it is now rented of the above institution for commenced, and soon became sufficiently the Lord's day, and one night in the week. advanced to admit of the opening of the On Lord's.day, Feb. 21st, the Rev. J. G. meeting house, and the removal of the Pike, of Derby, preached two excellent and Church taking place on the day above appropriate sermons; in the morning, from mentioned, when brethren J. Wallis, of John i. 42, “And he brought him to Jesus;" Commercial Road, preached in the moro- and in the afternoon, from 2 Cor. vi. 10, ing, from Hag. ii. 9; J. Stevenson, A. M., “As poor, yet making many rich ;" and the of Borough Road, in the afternoon, from Rev. J. Harris, of Ashbourne, (lady HunI Chron. xxix. 14, 15; and W. Underwood, tingdon's connexion,) preached in the even. of Wirksworth, in the evening, from Jer. ing an affectionate sermon, from Acts xvii. xxiii. 29. to the morning and afternoon 18,“ He preached unto them Jesus and the the meeting house was quite filled, and in resurrection.” £6, 138. was collected after the evening it was so crowded that many the sermons towards the expense of cleanpersons were unable to obtain admittance. ing the chapel. The congregations were A spirit of hope, of gratitude, and, we trust, good, and have since been, both on the of holy determination to increased exertions Lord's day and the week night service, in the sacred cause, seemed to pervade the highly encouraging; and we do not enter. assenıbled friends. The edifice thus occu- tain a doubt, but that the Lord will arise pied for worship according to our views of and bless this part of his vineyard. divine truth, is advantageously situated in Ashbourn, March 12th.
J. H. the midst of a thickly populated, and highlyBAPTISM AT Castle DONINGTON.favourable district. It is sixty feet long, by thirty-one feet wide ; and is capable of
Lord's-day, March 141h, 1841, was one of containing galleries all round, of which it
en i peculiar interest to us at Castle Donington ; has one at the end. A school-room ex.
five persons, after an argumentative and tends under the whole, and is likely soon
convincing sermon by our beloved minister,
the Rev. J. J. Owen, from “ Then they to be fully occupied, a Sunday school hav.
that gladly received his word were baptiz. ing for many years been attached to the place, and much of the surrounding popu.
ed,” submitted themselves to the ordinance
of belierers' baptism, and were accordingly lation being likely to need and to accept such aid. We trust that this event will
immersed by Mr. O. in the name of the
Triune God. In the evening we again prove the beginning, not only of better days to the Church thus providentially fa
assembled for worship, when Mr. Owen
preached an appropriate and impressive voured, but of new and vigorous efforts for the diffusion of our views in the metropolis,
sermon on the “Revival of religion," alter
which, the newly baptized were publicly and for the salvation of some, at least, out
recognized as members, and united with us of its depraved and careless multitudes.
in partaking of the emblems of the broken May the Church see in these unexpected
body and out-poured blood of the blessed mercies, both urgent calls to activity, and
Redeemer. This was truly a refreshing reasons for grateful trust.
season, and the presence of the Lord was
sensibly felt amongst us. RE-OPENING OF THE BAPTIST CHAPEL, We are pleased to add, and this we do ASHBOURN.- The above-pamed place was
more especially for encouragement to Sab. closed at the latter end of 1837, principally
bath-school teachers, that four of the perthrough want of pecuniary assistance. At
sons baptized on this occasion are connectthat time the number of members on the
ed with our Sabbath.school, and one is a minutes was nineteen, and the congrega
most pleasing instance of early piety. tiops seldom less than about forty, and "
M. often much beyond that number, though they were often disappointed in ministerial Baptism AT Halifax. — Lord's-day, supplies. After regular preaching was March 7th, was to us a day of much spiritgiven up, the members and others met for ual enjoyment, and one long to be rememprayer on the Lord's day; and the Rev. J. bered by many, as on that day eighteen Sutcliffe, of Rocester, frequently preached persons publicly devoted themselves to the to them in the afternoon. The chapel was service of God, by following their despised afterwards let for a Literary and Scientific Lord through the baptismal stream. The Institution; and for upwards of a year it interesting services of the day commenced way occupied by the establishment for by a public prayer meeting in the chapel preaching in while the church underwent at seven o'clock. Long before the time for repairs. At length circumstances began to opening the service, the chapel was crowded draw attention towards this place; and it in every part, and still people continued to was finally agreed it should be re-opened. come. It is believed that many hundreds