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Teriodical Accounts relative to the branch of which had, a few days before, Baptist Missionary Society, No. XI.
forbidden him the house, on account of 8vo, Is.
his attachmeht to the gospel. We ac
cordingly went to the village, attended We have mentioned lately (in with Petumbur senior, .expecting our usual ou Magazine for April) some en- reception there, contempt and ridicule. couraging circumstances in the We walked slowly along the street till we mission of our Baptist brethren ; and
came to a shop where a brahman was sitwe have read, with much pleasure, him. I accosted him, “ Well
ting, with large heaps of cowries before the details in the present Number
you seem to have a deal of money before of their publication; the contents
you! Money is a good thing for this of which are as follows:
world; but for the other world we want 1. Extracts from Mr. Marshman's something more.” “Oh,' said he, ' I want Journal (addressed to Dr. Ryland.) nothing but money! If I have that, I The most remarkable circumstance can secure my eternal welfare.' "How?" here related, is the following: By doing holiness, and making offerings About forty years ago, a man, by
“ And do you suppose that birth a cow-keeper, pretended to
God is so poor as to need your money? great sanctity, and to cure diseases No, brother; the God of the whole earth
can need nothing from you. You may by the Choron Amreeta, or“ Immortal Water of his feet.” He is slice day, when God will judge all inen accordo
corrupt an earthly judge ; but in the great ceeded by his son Ram Dulol, who ing to their works, you will find him inpretends to work the same mira. corruptible ; neither will he regard any cles; and is so liberally supported name ;- sooders, brahmans, gooroos, and by his devotees, that he lives in the debtahs will then receive according to their style of a Rajah,- in a stately man
deserts. Where will Seeb the adulterer, sion, and surrounded with wealth
and Creeshnon the liar, then appear and and luxury. With this impostor what will you, their worshippers, do in they had an interesting conversation. that day? Now God calls upon you to
receive His most distinguishing tenets are,
mercy, through his Son, whom he
gave up to death for sinners”-By this “ That cast is nothing, the debtahs
time a large crowd was gathered round us, nothing, the brahmans nothing;” to whom I turned, and amplified the above yet his disciples comply with all ideas. Kemol was, in the mean time, in the forms of superstition (which the crowd, answering the questions pot to they call Ourvard Work); and him, with “ Hear, weigh in your minds, maintain the horrid notion, that judge." Petumbur, who was by me, being God, dwelling in us, is the author poticed by one of them as busy in explainof all our sins, This man and ing and persuading, was accosted with, his followers were much pressed with, and take the cast of the Mʻleech's?'
Who are you? A Hindoo? What! eat to receive Bengalee Testaments; He replied, “ I have been many years but in vain. However, as their
among you ; but I found neither love, principles tend to weaken the esta- truth, nor compassion. What is a man blished superstitions, they are so far without these? I heard of this great word; favourable to the propagation of the I came, I examined, and have found sabo gospel. Of the manner in which stance."- This orrught on a great deal of the Missionaries attempt this, we abuse, which Perumbur rook very pa. have an interesting account in the fiently; and, at last, he completely sifollowing extract from this journal, lenced this railing brahman, with, “ Is by Mr. Marshman:
anger a fruit of holiness, or of sin?" After
spending a few moments in prayer, and « May 16, Lord's Day. Going out in distribuiing papers, we departed. the afrernoon 10 Charterah, I asked hemol “ In our way home, another brahman the brahman, Wheiher he would like to attacked Perumbur on his ealing with us. accompany nie? He coinplied with great He replied, “Nothing which God has readiness. I was the more pleased with made for food is forbidden; and what enThis, as Chaurah is the residence of his ters a man defiles him not : anger, rage, wile, and her family; "the governing and lying make a man sinful.” The mas
REVIEW OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS. 307 was so cut down with this reply, that he puted by the rest, came again, to conduct went off in a rage. Not having taken Pe. any of us who could go. Brother Marshturubur with me before, I could not help man was the only one who could underbeing pleased and thankful on such an oc. take so long a journey; and a better could casion, to observe an old venerable Hindoo not have been chosen for the purpose. He de!ending the truth with so much pro- therefore went; and took with him Per priety and spirit.”
tuinbur Mittre and Pharut.
where they live is in the district of Jessore, Extracts from Mr.Ward's Journal. near the river Isamuty. Brother Marsh“Seram pore, April 10, 1802.-This day
man, on his arrival, found about 200 per. the people have been going about with
sons who have, for several years, rejected Topes and canes in their sides, swords thro' cast. They are Musselmans and Hindous, their tongues, &c. I heard of two de
formerly of various cases. They were con vices which were new to me:
vinced of the folly and wickedness of both chrest the stail of his umbrella through
the Hindoo and Mussulman faith, but conhis tongue, and held it thus over his head
fessed that they were ignorant of what was as he walked and danced along. Another
right; and hearing of us, they were very man had two dreadful snakes put through
desirous of knowing the gospel. Brother the skin of his arms, their heads being in
Marshman's reception among thein exceedhis hands; but he suffered them to bite ed all expectation. Many were gathered him shockingly. Their poisonous teeth,
together, ready to hear the word when he however, were cut out. I also heard of arrived, having had previous notice; and wie man who fell upon a sword, and cut
they heard the word with a kind of pleasure himself dreadfully.
and eagerness seldom seen in this country, “ April 12.
A brahman, who has been They desired us to write to them, and to here once or twice before, and who lives visit them, - promising to visit us when with Dulol, the famous leader of the new
they can. In short, a hopeful prospect presect, came again to-day. He says that
In returning home, Brother Dulol sent him to get baptized first; that
Marshmao got intelligence of another body Dulol will follow, and bring with him
of Hindoo Dissenters, whom he determined 100,000 of his disciples ! We suspect the
to visit. He did so ; and found that at an. whole to be a tale of deception. This
other place, about a day's journcy nearer brahman talked of having been convinced
home than the place he had visited, these of fin, and of taking refuge in Jesus Chritt. are at least 2000 persons who have pub. He was very talkative; but Kemol made
licly renounced their cast. They received him a little more slow.”
hin with great pleasure, and were desirous
of seeing him again." After these Journals, follow two
“ The late opening in the eastern part Letters from Mr. Carey and Mr. of the country, more than balances all our Marshman to Mr. Fuller,-and the distresses. They have a society of up. official Letter from the Missionaries wards of 200 persons, who have rejected to the Society; in the latter of all worship of idols, and all honour to Ma. which we have a list of the number homet; and, what is more, they reject baptized : being thirteen natives, many of the vices which onernatives and four Europeans; beside cight practise with an unblushing countevance.
Since they have known us, the whole body natives, constant hearers, and seve
of this people have received the Bible astlar ral children growing up.
word of God: they ineet together to read After this, we have several other
it, and to pray; and intend to erect a place Letters, full of piety and intelli
for themselves, where they can meet toc gence, which must rejoice the worship. They now also call themselves heart of every friend to the Mis- Christians, and esteem is as their brethren. sionary cause; and from two of Mr. - We really hope that some of them are Carey's letters we extract the fol. trully converted ; and indeed all of them, lowing very interesting passages :
whom I have seci, appear to be sciously
inclined. I trust they will cre loog have “ Calcutta, August 31, 1802.--A most a gospel -church formed among them. I encouraging circumstance has laiely oc- was surprized to ser with wat facility corred, and which has much strengthened they could turn to any place of Scripture : our hands. About three months ago, three they did not seem to be more at a loss to Mossulinans came from a distance to hear find a passage, than a parson would, who the gospel, and requested that one of us had been accustomed in the Bible all his would pay them a visit; which we pro. days. The do trine of the Trinity is pe • mised to do after the rainy season, when culiarly abhorred by Mussulınans; and the passages by water would be
open. These penrle held a council, which lasted dvout six weeks since, one of them, de- ihree days, to consider wheiher this doc
trine could be admitted or not. It ended finish their work, and took a live tortoise with an universal acknowledgement of it; with them, which they meant to kill, and yet, leaving it as a mystery, in the same make a good meal of in ihe wood. Having manner as Christians do in general. tied this creature so fast to one of the posts
From the continuation of Mr. of their hut, that it could not possibly Marshman's Journal, with much disengage itself and escape, the negroes pleasure we add the following short
went to a place abaut an English mile off,
to get some fish. They do this by means extract :
of a species of wood, which is cut small, Nov. II.
We hear that Mr. Gericke, worked into powder, and strewed upon the a missionary on the coast of Malabar (apo water. The poison contained in it stupie pointed by the Society for promoting fies the fishes, and causes them soon to Christian Knowledge) has been a journey appear as dead, swimming on the surface. into the Mysore country, and near'to Cape Brother Mehr was meanwhile employed Cormerin. 'Whole villages, it seems, have with the cedar-planks, rill overcome with agreed to throw their idols out of their fatigue, he lay down in the shade, near temples, and fit thein up for the worship the tortoise, and slept about of the true God. It is said he preaches During this time, a tyger came to the almost day and night ; and has baptized place, tore the tortoise off the pole, and more than eight hundred. people. dragged it into the wood; brother Mehr
remaining fast asleep, on awaking and The great importance of these ex. tracts must be our apology for their much alarmed, and thanked the Lord for
perceiving what had happened, he was length; we are desirous to give the
the gracious preservation of his life, while most extended circulation to good in the power of such an animal. He adds, news from so far a country; and can however, that it was a lesson io him to be assure our Christian readers, that more cautious in future in so dangerous a the whole accounts will highly gra- situation. The negroes soon arrived, and tify them in the perusal.
brought so large a quantity of fish, that they could not consume thein all ; and the
tortoise was not missed. On the 22d, they Periodical Accounts relating to the
returued home with their cargo of planks, Missions of the Church of the United
and a fish called Haymar, one of the Brethron, No. XXXVI. 8vo, is. largest and best fithes in this countrya
Though this be the 36th No. of weighing zolb. the Brethren's accounts, it is the
To this we add the following fourth only which has been printed for general circulation ; the former example of sweet Christian simpli
city and piety: publications being confined to subscribers to the mission. The con- Aus:3. In the evening meeting, the fourth tents of this Number are as follows:
and hifth chapters of the second Epistle of
Paul to the Corinthians were read and ex1. A Diary of the Mission at Hoop, on the Corentyn. This cou.
pounded. Alter it was over, John Ari
bini, Josliua and Andrew, our oldest ne. tains many pleasing particulars i groe brethren, sat down on the bench be, yet the mission has suffered greatly fore our house, and immediately entered from the small pox. Query, upon a spiritual conversation. Brother Would it not be a great blessing if Wietz sat down by them, and heard them, the vaccine inoculation could be with tears of gratitude, thanking the Lord so far extended?
for what he has done in the hearts of some 2. Diary of the Mission among
of this most idolatrous nation. It may the free Negroes at Bombay, iu Su- 1101 be unpleasant to our readers to see a rinam; from which we extract the part of their simple conversation inserteda following remarkable instance of a able what our Saviour made of such a maa
John Arabini said, “It is inconceiv. guardian Providence :
as Paul was before his conversion : what On the 14th brother Mehr went with a teacher he became, though he had been our own negroes to the Prapraba-creek, a the greatest persecutor of Jesus and the voyage of two hours, to prepare some ce believers; and how he could write such dar-planks, cut two months ago, and con- things as we have just now been hearing vey them hither. They returned on the in the church. And what has not our igih, in very rainy weather, but in good Saviour done for us! I was the leader at health ; and only complained that, during every dance and merriment, as you all , the nights, the bats bad attacked and bit know. You also know, that, as he athen, them. On the 19th, they set out again to we indulged in every abomination, 14
309 gluttony, and drunkenness. I was the In Antigua,
three ditto, 17 chief drummer; and you, Joshua, and you, lo St. Kitts,
one dito, Andrew, were the chief singers and noise- In Jamaica, three ditto, makurs. Our wo:nen and children danced In Barbadoes, oue ditto, with us; and thus we sprint whole nights In Tobago, one ditto, in every kind of profaneness and wild upo In South America, four ditio, 24 soar. We also carved idols in wood, or In Labrador, three ditto, formed them of clay; consecrated thein, Among the Indians in North America, put victuals and drink before thein, com.
three ditto, 19 mended ourselves to their protection, and Among the Hottentots at the Cape of fell down with our children prostrate before Good Hope,
one dicto, them, addressing thein with great care Near Tranquebar, one diito, nestness, and mentioning to them our desires and wants, which, howevir, only re
In all, 16г garded carıhly enjoymenis. We thought 'We were doing right; but were worshipping the Devil. Ad yet God had mercy
On the whole, we also cordially upon us. He would not that we should recommend this Number to the pe. be lost eternally.” The other two brethren rusalof our readers ; and if a Ga. confirmed all this, and exclaimed, -"0, zette, which relates a signal victo. Merciful Lord ! receive a thousand thanks ry, tho' at the expence of thousands and eternal praises, that thou hast seot of lives, be read with avidity and [cachers unto us, or we should have yet pleasure, with how much interest been in the same darkness." Juha added, ought we to read the bloodless victo. “Which of us then thought, that we ries of the gospel, as detailed in the should be one day sitting on this bench, Missionary Accounts of the United singing unto the Lord ?" He then began Brethren, the Baptist Society, and to sing several verses, treating of the un. merited grace of Jesus. This loud singo
the Missionary Society in London ? iog brought more brethren, and sisters, and
The latter publication, being nearly children together, who stood around us.
formed into a volume, is intended Andrew said, “ Our Saviour sweated for review in our next Number. bloody sweat in the Mount of Olives for * Us, has delivered us from sin and eternal judgır.ent. 0, let us love him The Poor Man's Commentary on the , with our whole hearts, and no
book of Genesis, by the Rev. Dr. grieve him as we have done! O, how I Hawker, 12110, price is. mourn that I am still so far behind!". John then began to sing the verses:
The idea of publishing a Com. “ Thy blood so dear and precious,
mentary on the Bible for the Poor, Love made thee shed for me," &c.
and in so cheap a form, certainly
does honour to the benevolence, as Andrew then gave out some more verses; well as the judgment of Dr. Hawand the conversation continued afterwards ker. The poor man who, either by for a long while upon the fall of man and
his own industry, or the benevo. his redemption through Christ Jesus.
lence of a friend, possesses that in. No. 3, 4, and 5, are Letters from estimable treasure, a Bible, and who the free negro, Christian Grego, is anxious to understand its sacred from Antigua, and from Bavi. contents, and compare spiritual an's Kloof; all which will be read things with spiritual, will feel with much pleasure by those who
many obligations to this popular love our Lord Jesus, and wislı good Writer, whose plan comprizes the success to the Missionary Work.
foilowing interesting particulars :The last article contains various First, An introduction to every accounts, from which we extract book, and a table of contents to each only the concluding paragraph. chapter. - 2. Relerences to other
6.The number of brethren aad sisters em: passages of Scripture, by way of il. ploved in the missions of the brethren, in lustration; with occasional eluci. various parts of the world, towards the dations and remarks, 3. Reflec. close of the year 1802, is as follows: tions at the close of each chapter, In the Danish West India isiauds, in
by way of improvement. six settlements,
It was said of two celebrated three ditlog 16 coninentators, Cocceius and Gre.
tius, that the one found Christ ture endeavours may always exceed, every where, and the other no where, rather than fall short of his present Dr Hawker is of the former school, exertions. Under these impressions and Jesus is the name which he the substance of the following pages every where “delights to honour :" was delivered ;” and the-sernion is 80 much so, that we fear, in some now reprinted « at the desire of se. instances, he has overlooked the veral governors.” Of the discourse primary and literal sense, to intro- itself we can say no less than that duce allegories, which can hardly it fully answers the author's ideas be justified. He writes, however, of what it should be ; and we might with great modesty ; and ihe general adu, much exceeds the modesty of design is so good, and its tendency its pretensions. so excellent, that we earnestly hope the author will be spared to prose. Pardon of Sin in the Blood of Jesus: cute his design, and that it may be a Sernion preached in Philadelphia. a standing blessing to the church, By J. M. Mason, of New York, especially its poorer meinbers.
A few copies only of this disA Collection of Hymns from various course having been imported from
thors, intended as a Supplement 19 New York, gives us another oppor. Dr. Wallis's Psalms and Hymns. tunity of paying a tribute of respect By G. Burder, ninin edition, ene "to the talents of the author, whom larged and improved, poti 32 mo, we have repeatedly had occasion to Is. 6. bound. Demy 24mo, fine commend. 'The manly eloquence and paper, with a portrait, 25. bound.
energy of this discourse have been The sale of eight preceding and admired by those literary characters considerable editions, suthiciently ex- who dislike itsevangelical doctrines. presses the public opinion on the utility of this Supplement to the. LITERARY NOTICES. labours of Dr. Watts, which sup
THREE Volumes of the Posthi. plies the various subjects and me
mous Works of the late Dr. H Hur. tres wanted in his psalms and hymns, without burthening congregations
ter (containing Sermons, Lectures, with an expensive volume. In this &c.) with his Life, are in the press. edition the work is increased by long engaged in a general History of
Mr. James, of Bristol, has been about fifty additional hymns, chiefly the Baptist Congregations in Bris
. as the editor imforms us, on the tol, which he is preparing to publish grand topic of redeeming love. We are authorised to add, that,
by subscription. The following as the former edition has been some.
recommendation is subjoined to the time out of print, this is the only Dissenters in the reign of Charles 1!.
proposals. "The sufferings of the one now extant with the editor's knowledge, or which is published descendants. The above work will,
cannot fail to be interesting to their under his inspection.
we suppose, contain more informati. A Probationary Sermon, preached in lates to the city and neighbourhood
on on that subject (especially as it re. the chupel of ihe Lock Hospital, Dec. of Bristol) than any thing which 12th 1802. By the Rev. W. B. hath hitherto appeared. Wethere. Williams. 8vo.
tore heartily unite in recoinmending " The author's idea of a proba. it to the attention of the public." tonary sermou is, that it should Signed by Dr. Ryland, Messrs Jay, contain a faithful outline of the Bicheno, Fuller, Hall, Wilks, Hey, preacher's sentiments; especially, if Estlin, Lowel, Knight, Palmer, there are any points, on which an af. and Button. ter-declaration of them may be at. Mr. Jefferson, of Basingstoke, hath tended with disappointment, if not also issued proposals for a small dissatistaction. He also apprehends, volume of Puens and Essays on Sathat such a discourse ibould be stie cred, Moral, and Literary Subjects, diously plain, in order that his fu- to be published by subscription.
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