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unspeakable pleasure of seeing him frequently observe, That it would athirst for the knowledge of God not profit hiin to hear of Christ until a few hours before his death. having made a satisfaction for sin, After he came out of the hospital unless he had an interest in his love, to his own house, he was recom- and was enabled to bear his afflic. mended to the Willow Walk So- tion with much patience and resig. ciety, Shoreditch, instituted for nation to the sovereign will of God. visiting the sick at their own ha. - On the Friday evening before bitations; and, during the same his death (which was on the Lord's time, was also visited by the Laza- Day) he pat one of his arms out rus Society. Their joint labours of bed, and said to a person that of love concurred, under the divine stood by,“ See, this arm is moulderblessing, to prove to him his state, ing away ; but dust it is, and unto and caused him to cry mightily to
dust it will soon return.' A few God to have mercy upon him a hours before his death, the commiserable sinner! His ideas, as to piler of this obituary, and a Chris. the spiritual meaning of God's tian woman, called to visit him, and holy word, were, at this period, found him with longing desires to very dark; but he was very im- be gone, that he might land on the portunate in his enquiries, and shore of everlasting bliss. He exearnestly desired an interest in the pressed a fear, however, lest when petitions of God's people. He re- death should cut the slender thread peatedly desired to know how God of life, his bodily pain should be so could be just, and yet the justifier great as to deprive him of those of those who were born in sin and sweet foretastes of God's love he shapen in iniquity. Upon being then enjoyed. About nine o'clock intormed from the Scriptures, he in the evening he breathed his last; was enabled to ask ot God to im. -sensibly departing without a sigh part that measure of faith that or a groan; and, we trust, is now should enable him to behold his among the redeemod. This was interest in the blood of Christ; and on Nov. 14, 1602, being only twen. would frequently request his wife ty-five years old. to read those paris of Scripture, es- It is hoped this Obituary will en. pecially the New Testament, where courage inany that have the love the promises were recorded. He of God in their hearts, to visit sick frequently expressed a fear of being and dying persons ; and that others, delivered from his afiliction, lest in affluent circumstances, may be he should be permitted to resume, encouraged to assist Societies fornihis former evil practices. In the
ed for this laudable purpose. last stages of his disorder, he would
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REVIEW OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS, 119 The last volume, some of our volume, we hesitate not to say, readers may recullect, left good the spirit of the Dialogues is well Henry Littleworth on a visit of supported,--the new characters inmercy to the unhappy Mr. Chip- troduced are sketches with the man. In the interval of his ab. hand of a master, mind the reader's sence, the present volume begins, attention is kept alive throughout, with relating the character and hisa by the judicions introduction of tory of Mr. Merryman, who is now new and affecting incidents. On supposed on a visit at Mr. Wor- the subject of Justification, we have thy's house ; and this naturally in- a good deal of sound divinity, well, trúduces the conversion and ex- supported by arguments, -and seaperience of Mr. Lovegood. This sonably relieved by touches of huDialogue (which is numbered the mour or of pathos peculiar to Mr. 18th) is properly entitled, " The, Hill's writings. Character and Experience of the Christian Minister exemplified." The next Dialogue continues the
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LITERARY NOTICES. We are concerned to hear, that the press a Fifth Volume of that the General History of Missions, by useful work, The Village Sermons. Mr. Greatlieed and Mr. Burder, is Two handsome editions, 8vo and obliged to be postponed, if not given 12mo, of Bunyan's Holy War, divided up, on account of the nanies of sub. into chapters, with notes, explanascribers coming in so slowly. tory' and practicat, by Mr. Burder,
But the Missionary Society have are now printing, and may be ex. determined on immediately pub- pected in May next. lishing the Journals of the Mission. But we understand, Mr. Burder aries at Otaheite, Tongataboo, and has resigned to Dr. Williams and South Africa; which will make Mr. Parsons, the publication of a two vols. in 8vo, and form an in- new and complete edition of all the troduction to their future Ac- Works of Dr. OWEN; as he found counts, which are intended to be it formed a part of their extensive published periodically, beside the plan, previouslŷ concerted, of print. outline of their proceedings in our ing an uniforin standard edition of Magazine. — See the Missionary In- our best British Divines; in contelligence, and Advertisements on our sequence of which, Dr. Watts's Cover,
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1.-E. E. professes himself much puzzled with that article in the Apostle's Creed, that Christ “ descended into Hell ;” and as to the true meaning of these Scriptures, Ps. xvi. 10. and Acts ii. 27.
H.- A Young Pilgrim earnestly inquires, What line of conduct a child ought to pursue, who beholds his parents indulging in sensual gratifications, and devoting themselves to the world, and either despising or disregarding all religious exercises ?
Extract of a Letter from a Minister in a small sea-port Temen in Scotland.
« I Have just' now heard of a dreadful scene : - One ----, for many years master of a coasting-vessel, an inhabitant of this place, had, in his younger days, made a distinguished profession of religion, and, among the samall but respectable body to which he belonged, he was deemed an eminent Christian. Many years ago, this man became a Deist; näy an avowed Atheist - and inade the Being of Deity, and a future state the subjects of his ridicule and profane mockery. For horrid swearing and lewedness he had perhaps few equal's in Scotland. Last night, in a public-house, when in a rage of swearing, he dropped into eternity in a froment, by the rupture of a blood-vessel. -How awful, to be hurried before the tribunal of God in the very act of blasphemy!'.
MISSIONARY SOCIETY. The Directors have lately received some interesting communications from Africa and France. The particulars of the former, it is their intention to insert in the first Number of their periodical Publication; which will be published immediately after the publication of th General History of the Transactions of the Society, which is now the press. The accounts contain several circumstances of a pleasing and encouraging nature, intermixed with some instances of trial and difficulty. The Missionary settlement at Algoa Bay, under the direction
ot' Dr. Vanderkemp, appears to have been disturbed by a number of the uncivilized natives, for the purposes of plunder ; and they succeeded so far as to carry off the cattle ; but they were afterwards recovered. This happened after the departure of the English garrison; and, no doubt, the absence of an European force induced the attempt ; but as the station at Algoa Bay would most probably be re-occupied by a military force soon afterwards, we hope the peaceful, and useful labours of our Brethren there would meet no further interruption. The general aspect of Missionary concerns in that colony is encouraging; but as we have reason to expect that Brother Kicherer will shortly visit Europe, with the pro. fessed view of returning back with his aged mother, we shall then learn the exact state of our concerns there.
Our Letters from France state, That our correspondent had for two months suffered a severe and dangerous indisposition. This circumstance has unavoidably retarded, in some degree, the accomplishinent of the objects coinmitted to him. The New Testament, however, is printed, and also the Essay on the Divine Authority of the New Testament, as well as the Catechism; and they are now considering of the best means for their eirculation. He speaks in terms of gratitude of the kind family imder whose roof he resides; and mentions, that when the state of his health permitted, they had much enjoyinent in the worship of God on the mornings and evenings of the Lord's Day. That his study was then converted into a chapel; in which a few well-disposed persons in the vicinity also united with them. He mentions several individuals who are desirous of the
op portunity of hearing the Gospel, and of having their childrea brought up in the Protestant faith.
He adds, “ You will be pleased to hear, that wherever I have distri. buted either the Tracts or the Catechisms, they have been uncommonly well received. To a person occasionally employed in the house, I gave one of each : she has an aged and infirm mother, to whom she read them. The next time she called, she told me, with tears of joy, that they had given her aged mother such comfort, that she could never thank ine enough! She lent them to two Catholic priests, who lodge and board with them; who declared they had never read such sweet little books in their lives; and were exceedingly anxious to buy such to give among the people : they could hardly believe they were Protestant books, because they contained nothing against the Catholic religion, and expressed the wish to see thousands such reprinted and distributed. — An aged woman, who, while sitting at the door of one of the churches, was railing against the wicked Jacobins who had shut them up,--on being questioned, what hope she had of her salvation ? replied, She believed in the church. But when asked, What would have beconie of her had she died when there was no church to go to ? she was confounded, and ingenuously confessed, “ Sir, I see clearly this moment, that if I had then died, I should have been lost,-for I did not believe in the Saviour'; but trusted to myself,to my prayers' and fastigs to save me.” She was pricked to the heart,