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HIBERNIAN SOCIETY, Thanks of this Sicicly be given to the
Per. Mesere, Botite, Charles, and A PERY numerons Meeting of this Floghea; and to Sam. Mills, E-. tlie Society was held at the New Lonka
Treasurer, for their co!li:nce with Taveri, Sept. 2, to receive the Report the request of the Commi!cee to visit of the Deputation who visited Ireland, Ireland, - for ine in po ant services for the purposes of the Society. The they irave reuderer r the Society by Rewri of the Deration having been their execution of that app istmeat, read, it can resolved, That the said
and for the interesting in roarion de. Report he received ; and so möch of rived from their enquiries and obserit priuted as may appear to the Co!.. vations. pijlee suitable for the promotion of the jatarests of this institution.
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List of Lectures, &c. in and near London, for October. 1. Th. Dr. Fetter Lane, Mr. Burder.- 18. Lord's DAY Ev. Broad Str. Mr. The Resurrection.
Galce; Devonshire Sq. Mr. Shen. 2. Fri. Ev. Camomile Str. Lecture to
Hare Crt. Mr. Winter; the Jews.
Orange Str. Mr. Burder; Chapel
Str. Mr. Back; Crow's Ct. Hr. LORD'S DAY Ev. Broad Str. Mr.
Ilyait; Palace Sir. Mr. Cluutt;
Peter Str. Mr. Huinphries.
20. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. ford.
21. Wid. M. Crowa Crt. r, Hackett. Ir. Tapp); Palace Sir. Mr. Dum.
Bro:her!y Love. 5. Mon. Ev. Missiocary Prayer-Meet
Ev. Prayer- tleeting for the Nation, ins, ar dr. Greig's, Crown Court.
at Mr. Preder's. 6. Tit. M. Broad Str. Nr. Clayton.
22. lh. M. Monthly Meeting (Bapt.) 27. Wed. M. Crown Crt. Mr. Buck.
at Dr. Rippon's. Patience.
Ev. Feter Lare, Mr. Hughes. Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation,
Eminent Piery. at Mir. Clayton's.
23. Fri. Ei. Lect, to ihe Jews, Camo8. Th. Bl. Monthlŷ Neeting (Indep.)
mile Street. at Mr. Goode's, Mr. J. Clayton to preachi - The Danger of reading 25. Lord's Day Ev. Broad sir. Dir. improper Books.
Dore; Devonshire Sq. Mr. C. Er. Fetter Lane, Mr. Ford. The
Hyatt; Here Crt. Mr Lyndall; Gospel suited to Suners.
Chapel Str. Dr. Atkinson ; Crown 9. Fri. Ev. Lect. to the Jews. Cano
Ct. Mr. J. Clayton ; Perer Sir. mile Street.
Ms. G, Clayton; Palace Sir. Mr.
27. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Goode, 11. Lord's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr. 28. Wid. M. Crowa Crt. Mr. Sievens.
Hughes; Devonshire Square, Mr. - Glorifying God by great Feuit.
send. The Teinper most hurt: 12. Mon. Ev. Prayer Meeting for the ful to Christian Societies. Nation, Surry Chapel.
30. Fri. Ev. Lect. to the Jews. 13. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Goode. 14. IVed. M. Crown Ct. Mr. J. Hyatt.
Lord's DAY MORN. Lecture, Camo- The just°Clains of the World
mile Str. at 7 o'clock: Oci. 4, Mr. and of Religion upon a Christian. Ball; uith, Mr. Thomas; 18th, Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation, Mr. Clayton ; 25th, Mr. (ore.
at Mr. Knight's. 15. Tr. Iv. Ferrer Lane, Nr. J. Clay
ton. A Sight of the buvisible. Surry Chapel, Mr. Jay, of Baih. 6. Fr.. Ev. Sermon to Young People, Spa Fields, Mr. Browy,
Fetter Lase, loy vir: Brooksbank. Sion Chapel, Mr. Jeary. Lect, to the Jews, Camomilc Str. livxton, Mr. Brewer, óf Birmingham,
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EVANGELICAL MAGAZİN E.
We have seldom had occasion to call the attention of our readers to a life of greater importance to the best interests of mankind than that of Mr. Scott: an importance which arose from the connection of his situation, character, and exertions, with the late revival of the cause of Christ. Long before his call to the Christian ministry, and while he was a lover of pleasure and a slave to sin, the great work of God had been carried on with eminent success in various parts of Great Britain, both in the Established Church and among Protestant Dissenters; and es. pecially under the ministry of the Rev. George Whitfield, and others connected with him; but, throughout a considerable extent of country, in the midst of which the Lord was mercifully pleased to fix the residence of this his faithful servant, little had been done. Seeing himself surrounded with towns and villages, in which multitudes were perishing for want of spiritual knowlelge, he devised liberal plans for enlightening and saving them. The God whom he served, enabled him to execute those plans with persevering diligence and zeal; and, in many places, crowned his endeavours with great success.
The Rev. Jonathan Scott was born at Shrewsbury on the 15th of November, 1735. He was the second son of Richard Scott, Esq. by Mary his wife, the daughter and sole heiress of Jonathan Scott, Esq. of Betton, in the county of Salop. Richard Scott, Esq. was a military officer, and rose to the rank of captain in the British army. His son Jonathan, having received a polite education, embraced the profession of arins in his 17th year. He began his military career in the capacity of a cornet; and was, in due course of time, promoted to the rank of a captain-lieutenant in the 7th regiment of dragoons. He continued to serve his king and country as a soldier, about 17 years. It does not appear that he ever had opportunity particularly to distinguish himself by any military exploit. Although he was with the Britisk army on the continent of Europe during three campaigns, and was present at several engagements with the enemy, and sometimes in situations of peculiar danger, he was never in the very hottest of battle. In the actions in which he was engaged, the cavalry, to which he belonged, took no part until the heat of the engagement was over. He was present at the famous battle fought near Minden, on the Ist of August, 1759; but, being attached to the cavalry of the right wing of the allied army, commanded by Lord George Sackville, had no share in the action.
The former part of Mr. Scott's military life was spent in gaiety and folly. The army proved to him, what it has been to multitudes beside, -a school of vice. What he heard from the lips, and saw in the lives, of his dissipated associates, cxactly suited the sinful propensities of his heart. Ile entered into their views, went with them in their ways, and was, for a considerable length of time, as much, perhaps, devoted to a life of dissipation as the gayest of them all." Yet the army appears to have been, eventually, to this chosen vessel, a school of religion.
The danger to which, as a soldier, he was exposed, was seriously impressed upon his mind. This led to a train of thoughts, and a succession of resolutions, which appear to have been preparatory to his acquiring self-knowledge, to his reception of the gospei, and to the conversion of his soul. His resolutions were, at this period, and for a considerable time afterwards, pharisaical. They were founded in self-confidence; and, therefore, terminated in disappointment and shame. His selfish religion was without stcadiness, and without perseverance. He had, from time to time, what he termed, Religious Fits. It was his custom, at the beginning of one of these fits, to make a resolution to be very strict and pious for a certain time, perhaps for a month ; judging, that if he could keep his resolution to the end of the month, he should be able to persevere for a further limited time; but, alas ! before the fixed period arrived, sometimes, perhaps, but á little before, some unthought of temptation came in his way, and down fell all his work in ruins at once ; – the consequence was, his pleasing hopes vanished, and he was left in the greatest distress.
All this while, it was his daily practice (though felt as a toil. some duty) to read the psalms and lessons of the day : a practice well known to his brother-officers; but, as his conduct in other respects conformed to theirs, they gave him no opposition; but were used pleasantly to ask him, * Well, Scott, have you read your psalms and lessons to-day?"
While Mr. Scott continued to strive to make himself righteous by his own works, he necessarily laboured in vain. He followed after righteousness, but did not attain righteousness, because he sought it not by faith, but, as it were, by the works of