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-that when God opens a door for labour by upwards of eighty engravings. The it should be entered—and that the Gospel arrangement of the classes, or families, with should be preached with all simplicity. the names they bear, is correct; but in The preacher then shows that there are every instance the unlearned reader is preencouragements to labour, from past success served from perplexity by a plain English -the providence of God-from the fact translation of the scientific terms employed. that this society has been the means of The four orders of reptilia, the chelonia, originating others, that all may do some. or tortoises; the sauria, or lizards; the thing-and that the reward will be accord. ophidia, or serpents; and the amphibia, ing to the labour. In both these sermons, with their various classes, tribes, or families, a brief analysis of which we have given, are here exhibited to view. This book is there are many beautiful and impressive well worthy the attention of the young, or passages which we should be glad to of any who are pursuing this kind of transfer to our pages. Some of them we studies. It shows that even the creeping have marked for this purpose, but must things give the most abundant proofs of the defer them for want of rorm.

wisdom and skill of their great Creator. THE DIVINE WARNING TO THE CHURCH, THE MASTER AND MISTRESS ; or hints

at this time, of our present enemies, to the heads of families relative to their dangers, and duties, and as to our future servants. Tract Society. 18mo., pp. 250. prospects. A Sermon preached before the Protestant Association, at St. Dunstan's,

In this book, divided into twenty five Fleet Street, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 1842. chapters, there is a greater amount of wise, By the Rev. EDWARD BICKErsteta, tions, and counsels, on a most important

righteous, and prudent directions, exhorta. Rector of Walton, Herts.

branch of domestic economy, than we reMa. Bickersteth is a well known and member to have seen in any other publicapious evangelical minister in the established tion. It appears to be the production of a Church. He feels, in common with many wise and pious householder, who writes the of his evangelical brethren, great concern result of his own obserrations with the and alarm at the progress of undisguised benevolent intention of doing good to others. popery within the ranks of his own priest. Happy would it be for many servants and hood, and he therefore manifests a laudablo apprentices if these just and pious counsels zeal in his efforts to depict its true charac. were followed. To the beads of every ter, and check its desolating torrent. This family where such persons exist we most is a 6fth of November sermon. The text cordially recommend its careful perusal. chosen is Rev. xvi. 12. Though we may

THE FAMILY CHOIR; or psalms, hymns, exactly agree with him in the construction he puts on this section of scripture, nor feel

and spiritual songs, for social worship.

The music selected from HANDEL, HAYDN, ourselves called on to believe that the" Anti. corn-law League" is a section of the chartist

MOZART, BETHÖVEN, &c., &c., &c. Ar. movement, or that either are “the unclean

ranged for four voices, and the piano spirit out of the mouth of the beast," we do

forte, or organ. Parts 1 & 2. Simpkin,

Marshall, and Co. most cordially sympathize with his views of the true character of Puseyism, while we

This work has been highly recommended cannot but compassionate a good man who by the public press. It appears to deserve is so wedded to the semi-popish hierarchy of the praise bestowed upon it, both for its this country as to be compelled in the same quality and cheapness. The poetry is sebreath to speak of an orderly descent from lected from Watts, Wesley, Doddridge, &c., the apostles as a privilege, and to contend and the music comes from the richest against the validity of the Puseyite claims sources. It will be completed in six parts, - to defend the prayer book, and disprove and will become a welcome companion at baptismal regeneration. Mr. Bickersteth the family altar. seems to believe that popery will once more COLUMBUS AND His Times. Tract So. prevail in this land, and that thea there

ciety. 18mo. pp. 152. shall come a surprizing and glorious de

The discoveries of Columbus, and the liverance.

varied results to which they led, are deser. A POPULAR HISTORY OF REPTILES; or ving of universal attention. In this volume

an introduction to the study of the class they are epitomized, and presented in a Reptilia, on scientific principles. Tract form highly adapted to interest and instruct Society. 16mo., pp. 328.

the young This volume is what its title page des. TAE ROYAL GIFT BOOK cribes it to be; and more, for it is illustrated YOUNG. Tract Society. pp. 284.

not

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This beautiful gilt edged book, embel. pleasing, and will be read without weari. lished with finely executed portraits of the ness. Play hours unites instruction with infant prince of Wales, the queen, and amusement; and if the kind words of Uncle prince Albert, is well printed; and what is William are regarded, they will make all more, it contains a rich variety of well little children amiable and good. written articles. It is a handsome new

SHORT TEXTS IN Short WORDS. For year's gift for young persons, and one which will be perused with avidity and

daily use in learning to read. advantage.

THE SEA STAR. LESSONS IN READING, for children in The LOBSTER. Tract Society, 16mo.

families and schools, with questions on the square. principal subjects.

The two latter are of the series noticed LITTLE ANN; or familiar conversations formerly. They are pretty fourpenny

upon interesting subjects, between a child books. The former is just what its title and her parents.

page expresses. There is a text for every

day in the year. It would be a useful Play Hours; or the happy children. In. exercise, if little children were required to

tended for those under ten years of age. commit the text to memory, and find its KIND WORDS FOR His YOUNG FRIENDS. place in the Bible.

By UNCLE WILLIAM. Tract Society. The Christian ALMANAC FOR 1843. 18mo.

THE TRACT SOCIETY PENNY ALMANAC These are all very pretty books. The

FOR 1813. lessons in reading are on a great variety of The SAEET ALMANAC for 1843. subjects, as the sun, moon, stars, books, &c. They are very simple and intelligible, and TAESE three almanacs have all the with the questions are well adapted to en- claims of former publications of this sort large the infant mind. Little Ann is by the Tract Society.

OBITUARY.

Mrs. WIGG. - Life like the troubled member of the Redeemer's visible Church ocean is ever in a state of change, and until she and her husband removed to whilst the Supreme Intelligence conducts Leicester on his undertaking the pastoral the affairs of his vast empire with infinite charge at Friar Lane, now more than 21 wisdom, his ways are often in the sea and years ago. It is in the calm retreat of his footsteps in the deep waters. Families home that the virtues of the female charare not unfrequently called to pass through acter most conspicuously shine ; it is here such strange and painful vicissitudes, in a that she can soothe in trouble and counsel space of time so short, as impressively to in perplexity; it is here she can diffuse remind us of the uncertain tenure by which comfort and make her deeds tell on the we hold all earthly objects.

transactions of coming ages. Miserable It is a source or unspeakable consola. must be the condition of that man who is tion that however accumulated and heavy united to a partner whose sphere of labour may be our trials, they yield unto ali is everywhere but at home, and feels but beilevers the peaceful fruits of righteous. little pleasure in the discharge of the duties ness. Eren death, with all his horrors is connected with the domestic circle. made to promote our eternal welfare. Mrs. Wigg loved her home, and was de. Whilst standing on the margin of the votedly attached to her family. It cannot graves of departed friends, with throbbing be easily forgotten with what tender affec. hearts and weeping eyes they seem to tion she taught the young idea how to beckon us upward where all is unfading, shoot, and pointed the youthful minds of where there are no fields of conflicts, no her children to an Almighty Saviour. And triais to agitate the repose of the beatified often in seasons of depression, anxiety, and spirit.

care attendant on the ministerial office, did The subject of this brief obituary was she pour the balm of consolation into the born at Yoxford, in the county of Suffolk, drooping spirits of her husband. Her at.. Nov. 30, 1795. Her childhood seems to tachment to home may be gathered from have presented no incidents beyond what the fact that for 21 years she could not be usually engages the attention at this period induced to spare time to revisit the scenes of of life. Her religious impressions were her childhood and youth. She regarded the produced early, but she was not admitted a claims of her family as being paramount.

Nor must we omit to mention with what is peculiarly affecting, as descriptive of his kind consideration she treated those minis. last interview with her. “Sep. 28, 1842. ters who had occasionally to visit her Last Saturday I was called to take my last domestic circle. The writer well remembers leave of my dear dying mother; O what her affectionate enquiries, her deep solici. a trial! I went to her bed side and placed tude for his comfort. And there are doubt. my ear close to her lips, and faintly, but less others who can bear testimony to the ex. affectionately did she whisper her last adistence of this pleasing trait in her character. vice. She said, “dying is hard work, Sam,

The last time he saw her, whilst engaged it is hard work,” I said, trust in the Lord in an interesting conversation with the Jesus. “I do, I do," she exclaimed, " I do whole family after the labours of the Sab. trust in him.' She cautioned me to avoid bath, several things were advanced which bad company, and requested me to visit the we now cannot but regard as strange pre- sick, &c. &c. She then wished me to re sentiments of coming events. We have peat a verse of poetry. I recited, as well ever discountenanced superstitious notions. as could, the following, But surely it cannot be supposed super. “Happy if with my latest breath stitious to entertain the opinion that a I may but gasp His name, kind and indulgent Providence should cause Triumph o'er all the powers of death, the shadows of future realities to come

And cry, “Behold the Lamb." ” across the mind and forewarn of what shall In a short time after the struggle was over. be hereafter. We beliere the idea perfectly Her sorrow and pain were at an end. consistent with sound philosophy, The in- “ Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, terior of the soul is as easily accessible to from henceforth; Fea, saith the Spirit, that the Supreme Intelligence as the most ex they may rest from their labours and their posed portions of the material universe. If works do foilow them." Her funeral serdivine influence is at all felt by the human mon was preached by the Rer. T. Ste. mind, (and the fact cannot be denied with. venson, from Heb. iv. 9. Oh, how in. out aiming at the very vitals of religion,) finitely important is personal religion! She why should it be deemed improbable that carries her celestial brightness into the the same influence should be exercised depths of adversity and of the tomb, and under certain circumstances as it regards elevates the disembodied spirit to the realms tbe high destinies of eternity ?

of eternal day. May we be followers of Last summer Mrs. Wigg visited her them who through faith and patience now friends, and, as has been intimated, for the inherit the promises. first time after her removal to Leicester;

J. J. Owen. it also in the inscrutable Providence of God, proved the last. For some time after her Tuomas North, the subject of this brief return her health continued as usual. Her notice died at Spalding Jan. 27th 1842. family growing up around her, and daily He was born of poor parents March 4th, increasing in interest, several of her chil. 1762, at Spalding, Lincolnshire. Jo con. dren having given themselves to the Lord sequence of the low circumstances of his in an everlasting covenunt, and the Church friends, he obtained a very scanty educa. in a state of high prosperity, it was but tion, but having learned to read a little, he natural for lier to anticipate an accession of applied bimself to the improvement of his domestic comfort, and to desire for a wbile mind, so that he became a good reader by at least to share in the pleasing fruits with the time he was bound as an apprentice to which an indulgent Father bad crowned the a hairdresser. During this period he form. toil, care and anxiety of years. But God's ed an acquaintance with Thomas Miller, a ways are not as our ways, bis ihoughts are youth about his own age, a friendship not as our thoughts. Still we murmur not, which remained unbroken till death. Im he is wise, and good, and kind. We bow pressions of a serious character accompanwith submissive silence to his unerring will, ied with deep convictions of his lost conand would wish to welcome afflictions as dition as a sinner, were associated with his visitations of his infinite mercy.

early life. These emotions although at. Her affliction commenced in a violent teuded by intermissions, were not without diarrhea, which terminated in fever, and their influence on his conduct. In him sin in a few days put an end to ber eartbly was never rampant, for until constrained

In her last conflict her confidence by love he was restrained by fear. His was in the Lord Jesus Christ. A short steady conduct and amiable behaviour at. memorandum left by her second son,* who tracted the notice of Mr. Joseph Crapps, was called to his reward a few weeks after, Calvanistic preacher, who asked Thomas to

career.

* A short memoir of this interesting youth will appear in our next number.

come and hear him preach. He promised devotional exercises in other parts of the to go, and took with him his friend Tho. day. At the age of sixty he commenced mas Miller. Mr. C's, ministry so favour, the study of Hebrew in order to become ably impressed their minds that they de- better acquainted with the sacred text. sired to hear him again. Mr, c. was The language of the poet was especially pleased with their attention, invited them to applicable to him; attend his social meetings for prayer and

"When quiet in my house I sit, expounding the scriptures, The subject Thy book be my companion still; of this notice was soon after led to hear Mr. My joy thy sayings to repeatRusling, a preacher among the General

Talk o'er the records of thy will, Baptists, and believing their doctrine to be

And search the oracles divine,

Till every heartfelt truth be mine. according with the scriptures, he endeavoured to persuade his friend Miller to attend with His death was rather sudden. On the last himself the General Baptist ministry. He, Sabbath of his life he was engaged in the however, was unable to bring his friend to Sunday-school, and the same evening he adopt the same doctrinal views; they there. spent about an hour with his daughter, who fore mutually agreed (while they remained lived near to him, and traced on a map the one in spirit and unbroken in friendship ) to journey of the Israelites to Canaan, and follow their deur Saviour in separate paths was giving his grandchildren much valuto glory. From this period be commenced able information, exhorting them to read the reading daily a chapter out of the old Bible, and store their minds with many pas. Testament and one out of the New, This sages from the sacred pages, remarking practice he was enabled to continue during how precious would be their taste, ad a period of fifty-five years. In Septemper ding, you have no kind father to teach you, 1786 our departed friend was, with seven and you may not hare your grandfather long. other persons, baptized and united to the Ah! those words were truly prophetic. On General Baptist Church, a step he never Monday he was unwell, but nothing serious repented. He was an ornament in the was apprehended until Thursday morning Church and in the world, adorning his pro- about seven, when he was found to be dying. fession by a consistent walk and conversa

His powers of speech had failed him, and tion. In the year 1790 he married Eliza. there is reason to believe he was not con. beth Burngate, with whom he lived in un. scious of anything. About half past eleven interrupted happiness for more than forty the same evening he calmly fell asleep in

She was indeed a helpmeet for Jesus. Although no expression of joy or him, and one who endeavoured with him confidence escaped his lips during his last to lead their children to Christ. She died moments as a testimony of his happiness, June 19, 1835, in her 69th year, leaving this casts no cloud over the hopes of his behind a bright lestimony that she had gone friends; he was doubtless prepared for this to her Saviour. As a father our departed change, with bis lamp trimmed and his light brother much excelled, he ruled his children burning, waiting for the coming of the bride. in the fear of God. Soon as their infant lips groom. His daily habitual preparation for could speak he taught them something death is the best iestimony of his final hapworthy to be remembered. His children piness. As a husband, father and friend, have cause to bless God for so valuable a ho was affectionate, kind and faithful; and parent, Eight of his children died before now that he is no more in this world it is him, the greater part leaving a pleasing gratifying to know that malignity itself hope behind that they are gone to glory; cannot affix a blot on his name, and that and five are still living, who profess to love his friends never will be called to blush on their father's God. He was an unassum.

his account. “ Let me die the death of the ing christian and entertained very humble righteous, and let my last end be like his." views of himself, and if in anything he was

S. M. T. worthy of imitation it was in the reveren- THOMAS SIMPKIN was born at Barrow, tial way he addressed the throne of grace, in the county of Leicester, of pious parents, or pronounced the name of the Great Je. who trained him up in the nurture and ad. borah. His love to the Saviour's cause led monition of the Lord. While a boy in the him, duriæg the last few years of his life, to Sabbath-school, under the care of his father engage in Sabbath-school instruction, May and others, he conducted himself with the the children he so often taught remember utmost propriety, manifesting at all times the very important truths he communicated the meekness and gentleness, the temper to them. Ile was a lover of God's word, and disposition of an obedient child. In the Bible was is constant companion-it his youth he sought the Lord, and soon was his practice to read a chapter after found peace and joy through believing. At every meal to his family; he also read for the age of sixteen he was received by baptism

five years.

into the fellowship of the christian Church JOAN Birch died of consumption, at at Quorndon, under the pastoral care of the Old Basford, August 1st, 1842, in the thirty. Rev. A. Smith. He was a very consistent second year of his age. He was baptized christian until the day of his death. It in Stoney Street chapel, Nottingham, Nov. pleased God to lay him aside by an afflic. 1829, and became a member of the Church tion which baffled the skill of some of the at that place. He was also for upwards of most eminent medical men, and thus cut off twelve years a regular and useful teacher all our fond hopes of his future usefulness. in the Sabbath-school at Old Basford. Of While lingering on the bed of affliction he him it is not too much to say he was a sinwas not the subject of extatic emotions, but cere and consistent follower of the Saviour. he enjoyed the peace of God which passeth His protracted affliction was borne with undersianding. His mind was richly fur. christian patience, and often with pleasurable nished with divine things, and he came to emotions he expressed his confidence in the the end of his course like a shock of corn atoning blood of Jesus. fully ripe, fit for the garner of the Lord.

We stood around his dying bedHis earthly pilgrimage was short; but cer- We watch'd his closing eyes; tainly the manner he spent his time, the At length his happy spirit fled path he trod, and the service he chose, are To glory in the skies." well worthy the serious consideration of all. His death was improved on Oct. 9th, at His happy spirit quited its clay tenement Old Basford, in a discourse by Mr. Hunter, on April 23rd, 1842, in the twenty-second from James iv. 14, “For what is your life? year of his age. His mortal remains were It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a consigned to the silent tomb by Mr. Lind. little time, and then vanisheth away." ley, of Loughborough, and his death was

Also Elizabeth Birch, a member of Stoney improved by Mr. Tyers, of Leicester, from Street Church, and mother of the above, that very appropriate portion of Scripture was suddenly removed to the eternal world, recorded in i Thes, iv. 14, 15. And we doubt Oct. 30th. On Saturday afternoon, after renot but our departed young friend is now turning from Nottingham market, she was realizing the enjoyment which be often ex- siezed with apoplexy, and on the following pressed, when feeling extreme weakness, in

day expired! Her funeral sermon was the beautiful words of Dr. Watts:

preached on the Lord's-day following, by “When shall the day, dear Lord, appear, That I shall mount to dwell above,

Mr. Plowright, from Matt. xxiv. 44. May And stand and bow amongst them there,

these solemn events be sanctified to all their And view thy face, and sing, and love." surviving friends!

J. F. B.

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INTELLIGENCE. THE CHESHIRE

LANCASHIRE Oak Street, Manchester, on Good Friday. CONFERENCE was held at Macclesfield, Brother R. Pedley to preach on christian Oct. 4th, 1842.

exertiou. 1. The Church at Macclesfield, soliciting At this Conference brother R. Kenney ministerial aid, especially on ordinance read and prayed, and brother Smith preached days, are advised to write to such Churches from Matt. v. 48. In the evening a very as they consider most likely to accommodate interesting Home Missionary meeting was them on those occasions during the next held. Brethren Kenney, chairman, Prestquarter.

wich, Poulter, Pedley, Brindley, Minshull, 2. That the brethren of the same Pembridge, and Gathorpe, addressed the Church receive the sum of £5 from the meeting.

J. Smith, Secretary. Home Mission fund, to assist them in their pecuniary difficulties.

OPENING OF A PLACE FOR WORSHIP 3. That the brethren of Stoke-upon. At CHESTERFIELD.-Un Lord's-day, Sep. Trent have a grant of the same sum, to aid 10th, 1842, a large room for divine worship them in supporting their infant cause, and was opened in connexion with the General that supplies be arranged till the next Con. Baptist denomination. The circumstances ference.

that led to this are as follows. A few 4. That a committee, consisting of Baptists resided in the town, and several brethren R. Kenney, S. Smith, R. Pedley, more came to reside here from Churches in and P. Prout, negotiate with brother E. the neighbourhood. Each felt the want of Stenson, about supplying Congleton the a place to worship in under their own vine next six months. He has accepted the and fig tree. Ultimately they became acproposals, and entered upon his labours. quainted with each other, and began to

5. That the next Conference be held in consider what would be the best means to

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