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was repeated by several persons to-day, in THE SACRED SPEAKER: a Religious Readthe crowd near the imago, is,—that when
12mo., Madras was besieged by the French, Yeg. pp. 224. Winks, Leicester. gata relieved the English by turning salt water into fresh, for their use, and that they book, and might not be inaptly designated,
This is really an interesting and valuable now honor her for this reason. We cannot enter into all the horrid and series of kindred subjects, as the Being of
Gems of Divinity. It is divided into a disgusting details of this important pam: God-creation-fall of man-redemption phlet: suffice it to observe, that the closest union subsists between the government and Holy Spirit — the Sabbath – devotion —
by Jesus Christ-the Holy Scriptures – the the idolatry of the country. The government 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. mixture of prose and poetry, selected from
pieces are short, and present a happy interment of ceremonies-erects new temples when the old ones are decayed-pays brah- and divines. As a class book for the senior
a multitude of the most celebrated authors mins for idolatrous services—compels the 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. selections it deserves a place amongst the then vanities by inscriptions and ceremonies choicest. As it is intended for extensive -entertains in courts of justice, idolatrous 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 of the christian religion, is a sin of enor.
alike opposed to the precepts and principles of the Bombay Oriental Spectator, both as convincing 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, primitive Churches were formed on pare
the modern slave-holder; and that the the abortions of those who became 'vain in in their imaginations, and their foolish and benevolent principles, and furnish heart was darkened; when they will no which they who are guilty of such a sin
ample illustrations as to the manner in longer grace heathenism and Mahomedan should be treated. The tract may be had revelries by attendance and participation in for three-pence, and we do earnestly recomtheir unholy rites and cereiponies, nor pro mend it to our readers. voke the thunders of Omnipotence by firing 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. vab, to leave the public offices; when they Reprinted from the Temperance Penny will cease to appeal to the 'Fanities of the Magazine. Ward and Co. heathen,' for rain and fruitful seasons ; when they will neither in respect make have been startled by some of its statements
We have read this twelve-paged tract, and mention of the name of heathen gods, nor 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 imwill no longer bewilder the minds of the pressed on our minds; but we would retwice-born' youth, by the absurd science spectfully point their attention to it. If
its “ facts of the Vedas and Puranas, taught in some
are not true, they should be evil colleges, and qualify them for dexte disproved; if true, they demand serious
inquiry. sously poisoning the minds of the people, 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 highest 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
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, &c.
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 an so very brief, it was of a very satisfactory cha. affectionate teacher and a consistent mem. racter : 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 of 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.
INTELLIGENCE. 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 ansurer of the Home Mission should send a swer to the servent 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 Conference to be at Gedney Last year we re.built, and enlarged our Hill, on Thursday, June 3rd. Mr. Burditi, 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 preached by Mr. Pike, been twice enlarged, they confidently of Wisbech. Collections £4. 176. 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. habet leges," after much prayer and deference, to appoint a Secretar y, and 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, travelling to the Conference by railway are endeared to many by the fondest recollecinformed, that a conveyance will leave the tions, when a pumber 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 traips. 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 sever. The conveyance will return and two very suitable and impressive serto Kegworth 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 followthe 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. Woop.
considerable number took tea, in company, Derby Road, Melbourne.
and were addressed by Messrs Goadby, sen., LONDON CONFERENCE AND REVIVAL
Staples, Owen, Barnett, and Wilemau. The MEETING.–The Churches in the London chapel is now rapidly progressing, and will be District are requested to observe, that the of June ; and, when completed, will seat
ready for opening some time in the month 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. that after the ordinary business has been tions and church, thongh considerably in.
The congregaconcluded, a meeting will be held for the creased in number, are far from being alurevival 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 hand. 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 Measham, March 17th, 1841.
their zeal, it would be a good plan if these
districts were to raise 100 gujueas 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 monies be liberal. We must plant the standard of collected by brother Bott and myself, from the cross amidst the dense 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 159. 9d. The amount collected at Quorn. assist them. I hope we should not feel don, Woodhouse, Mountsorrel, and Wood. backward in assisting our Lincoloshire 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 wbom is the remany friends gave according to their abili. sidue of the Spirit, and who can bless the ty. There are some green spots about weakest efforts of his people, and render Quorodon; 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 ip Edward Street, Mary-le-bone, assembled guineas, the gentleman from whom it is for worship, for the first time, in the meet. purchased 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 long been regretted, both by the the friends have been obliged to rent a Church, and by other friends who are anxsmall dwelling.house, into which the chil. ous for the spread of our cause in this quardren have been collected. We are never ter of the metropolis; and its secluded likely to have a large congregation in the locality had latterly been rendered more Assembly Roomi 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 on 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 Perpeyhough 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 number, many of whom, we thetr pastor, circumstances very unexpecttrust, 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 priocipal of these words had been sovereigns, we might have was the offering for sale of the “Taber. had a chapel in every large town in the nacle," (which had hitherto been occupied kingdom. Talking may be rery 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 connected 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 ministry. 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 Johu 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. In 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 bighly encouraging; and we do not enter. assembled 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 trath, is advantageously situated in Ashbourn, March 12th.
J. H. the midst of a thickly populated, and highly favourable district. It is sixty feet long,
BAPTISM AT CASTLE DONINGTON.by thirty.one feet wide ; and is capable of Lord's-day, March 14th, 1841, was one of containing galleries all round, of which it 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 the Rev. J. J. Owen, from “Then they
convincing sermon by our beloved minister, to be fully occupied, a Sunday school hav. place, and much of the surrounding popu. of'believers' baptism, and were accordingly ing for many years been attached to the that gladly received his word were baptiz.
ed,” submitted themselves to the ordinance lation being likely to need and to accept immersed by Mr. o. in the name of the such aid. We trust that this event will
Triune God. In the evening we again prove the beginning, not only of better days to the Church ebus providentially fa. assembled for worship, when Mr. Owen voured, but of new and vigorous efforts for preached an appropriate and impressive the diffusion of our views in the metropolis, which, the newly baptized were publicly
sermon on the “ Revival of religion," alter and for the salvation of some, at least, out of its depraved and careless multitudes. recognized as members, and united with us May the Church see in these unexpected in partaking of the emblems of the broken mercies, both urgent calls to activity, and body and out poured blood of the blessed
Redeemer. This was truly a refreshing reasons for grateful trust.
season, and the presence of the Lord was RE-OPENING OF THE BAPTIST CHAPEL, sensibly felt amongst us. ASHBOURN.-The above-named place was
We are pleased to add, and this we do closed at the latter end of 1837, principally bath-school teachers, that four of the per
more especially for encouragement to Sab. through want of pecuniary assistance. At that time the number of members on the sons baptized on this occasion are connect
ed with our Sabbath.school, and one is a minutes was nineteen, and the congrega; most pleasing instance of early piety. tions seldom less than about forty, and
M. often much beyond that number, though they were often disappointed io 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 was 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 fiually agreed it should be re-opened. come. It is believed that many hundreds Vol. 3.-N.S.