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and of pious and judicious Churchmen, we have no overwhelming fears on account of the inconsiderate efforts of a comparatively small number of partizans, who do not speak the language of their respective brethren. With regard to the Clergy we know this to be the fact; and with regard to the Dissenters we have reason to believe that the unhallowed hostility of late shewn to the Church of England is creating for her not a few new friends in the opposing ranks, and that many, who once hastily thought National Church Establishments unlawful or unnecessary, have been led by the late discussions to consider the question, and have come to conclusions the very opposite of their first impressions.

With regard to the conduct of our own labours, in reference to these and other matters, we purpose, by the blessing of God, continuing our wonted course ; endeavouring to support what we believe to be right, but not apologizing for what is wrong; and if for many years our duty has appeared to us to be rather on the side of the reform of abuses, not less zealous shall we be in buttressing than in amending, in defending the walls than in repairing their breaches. We are to our inmost hearts friends of the Church of England : we believe her to be the most Scriptural Church in all Christendom, and the chief instrument in the hands of God for the spiritual welfare of our land : and if this conviction has made us anxious for her purification, wherever she needed it, no less will it operate in making us zealous in her defence against those who would compass her ruin.

We may say the same of many other of our national institutions. They may require reform ; but in this day of restless change every friend of his country ought to beware that the good be not plucked up with what is evil, and that the axe be not used, instead of the pruning-knife.

Of our efforts during the past year it is rather for our readers to judge, than for us to speak. It has been our duty to address ourselves to many subjects of pressing, and often painful interest; and sometimes to embark in controversies more necessary than recreating and we would hope these labours have “not been in vain in the Lord;”—but we have wished that every Number of our work should also contain important matters of spiritual edification; and, though we do not obtrude upon our readers much of fiction and imagination, we have always endeavoured to afford them higher and more valuable entertainment, mixed with instruction, and particularly in the article of interesting biography, in which our present volume has certainly not been deficient. But, alas ! we are reminded that sorrow mixes with these narratives. We have lost many valued friends; among whom the names of Wilberforce and Hannah More stand conspicuous. But we shall have again to speak of these two eminent Christians and public benefactors, ana will therefore not do more at present than passingly record our affection, our gratitude, and our regrets.

The times are serious, but not, in our apprehension, calculated to encourage despondency. What is best among us, will, we believe, be rendered more than ever firm and pure, after temporary agitations have passed away. We have much reason to bless God for comparative tranquillity at home, and for the continuance of peace with other nations; for the speedy abolition of West-India Slavery, and some other acts of legislative duty and wisdom; for the spirit of brotherly union which prevails in most of our religious societies, and the improvement and prosperity of others; for the striking increase of piety in the land, and remarkably so in our Universities and amongst our Clergy. May the Father of mercies look down upon us and visit us ! May He disappoint the designs of those who have evil will at Zion; and cause the knowledge and practice of His Truth to abound among us more and more!

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NUMBER I.
RELIG. AND MISCELL. Con.-Walking with
God.. Imputed Righteousness.. Children of
Religious Parents..Burton's Sacramental
Tract.. Scruples in the Observance of the
Lord's Day.. Enthusiasm of the Methodists
... Prospects of Britain.. Anomalies of Dis.

sent.. Ābuse of Predestination ..........1-28 Rev. Op-Hough's Missionary Vade Mecum

.. Archbishop Howley's Primary Charge .. MISCEL. INTEL, --Clergy Assurance Society

.. Hampstead Chapel.. Burial of Suicides .. Church Commission of 1689.. Bishop Law on Tithes. . Theological College, Geneva.. Malan's Retractation..Genamb's Pilgrimage.. Trappist Monks..Turkey.. American Lottery..Sabbath in New York.. Drunken. ness.. Universalist Publications.. Value of

the Scriptures to a wrecked Crew ...... PUB. AFN.- Elections : Middlesex, West

minster, Hipsbury, Manchester, Leeds,Tower Hamlets, Oldham, &c.; London ; Scotland and Ireland..Reform Acts.. Church Reform

..Antwerp.........
ANSWERS.....
SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL.Bible S
Brit. and For. School Society .......... 60

NUMBER II.
RELIG. AND Mıs. Com.-Tears of Parents

[continued).. Reconciliation.. Being led by
the Spirit.. Ministerial Errors.. Party Spirit
.. History of the Prophet Samuel.. Imputed
Righteousness.. Little Books .. Abuse of

Predestination.. Cottage Allotments ....61-91 Rev. Op-Life and Writings of Robert Hall 95 Pub. App. First Reformed Parliament..

Church Reform.. Dissenters .. Distress of Clergy in Ireland.. West-India Slavery.. South Africa.. Infant Labour. Lord's Day .. National Education..Poor-Laws in Ire. land .. American Temperance Societies .. American States.. Holland and Belgium..

Turkish Empire ........................ 124
ANSWERS..................:.:.
SUPP. TO RELIG, INTEL.-Bible Society .. 124

NUMBER III.
RELIG. AND Mıs. Com.-Memoir of Bishop

Davenant.. Spirit of the Lord not straitened .. Relinquished Missions.. Trials of the Christian.. Parallel Passages of Scripture.. Hutchinsonian Theology.. History of the Catechism.. Ministerial Errors..Worship of the Serpent.. Religious Negroes.. Sacred Poetry : Confidence in God; Isaiah xxxv. 1, 2; Nahum i. 3-8; Morning : “ He that loveth Father or Mother,” &c. ......125—169 REY. opBishop J. B. Sumner's Charge..

Young Christian, by Abbott..The same, with

Corrections by Rev. J.W.Cunningham 169-181 Pos. AF Parliament.. King's Speech..

Ireland.. Church Establishment .......... 186 ANSWERS................................ 188 SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL,- Bible Society .. 188

..Being moved by the Holy Ghost. . Cottage

Allotments.. Poetry: Calvary ...... 189—224 Rev, or-Taylor's Life of Cowper ........ 225 RELIG. INTEL-Evangelical Society of Ge.

neva.. ProtestantChurch of France.. United

States Episcopal Church ............239-243 LIT. AND Mıs, INTEL-Authorized Text of

the English Bible.. HolyOrders.. American Packets.. Luther's Bible.. Courts of Justice .. Superstitious Notion .. Warburton .. Homilies .. Sherlock .. Horsley .. Poole.. Irving .. New Brotherhood .. Purgatory..

Baptismal Names ...................... 245 OBIT.-M. Kieffer ...

**. . .. ............. 2-18 PUB. AFFIrish Church Reform.. Irish Co.

ercion.. Lord's Day.. Factory Bill.. Slavery ..Thanksgiving ...............

.... 250 ANSWERS....

.... 251 SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL.-Bible Society..

Hibernian Society.. Brit. and For. School
Society ................................ 252

NUMBER V.
RELIG. AND Mıs. Com.-American Divines :

Dr. Payson (continued]..Faith of Abraham
.. Charleston Prison.. Simplicity in Ser.
mons. John iii. 3, 7.. Pious Negroes : So.
lomon Bayley.. The Martyr's last Breath

253-285 Rev. or-Taylor's Life of Cowper (con.

cluded).. Publications on Church Reform :
-1." Hints, by a Country Clergyman"-
2. “ Re distribution of Church Property"
3." Outiine, by one of the Priesthood ”_
4." Address, by J. Douglas, Esq.”-5.“ On
Establishments, by T. M'Crie, D.D."
0.“ Residence, without interfering with
Rights; by the Son of a Lawyer”
7. * Revisinn of the Book of Prayer"_

8.“ Address, by the Rev.W. Pullen” 286-306 LIT. AND Mis. INTEL. - Poor Laws.. Im

proved Investigation.. Copying from Publi.

cations.. Roman Catholic Priesthood ...... 307 PUB.AFP.-Parliament..Irish Coercion Bill ;

Irish Church Bill; Church-of-England
Reform; Lord's-Day Bill; Extinction of
Slavery ; Factory Bill; Corporal Punish-
ment by Flogging: Finance ; Beer Shops

... Admiral Gambier and Rowland Hill.... 310 ANSWERS ...........

......... 316 SUPF. TO RELIG, INTEL.- Bible Society.. Lord's-day Bill

..... 316 NUMBER VI. RELIG. AND Mıs.Com.American Divines :

Dr. Payson (concluded).. Pious Negroes [continued).. Faith of Abraham con. cluded).. Works before Justification .. Tracts of the Christian Knowledge Society .. Burial Service. . Rejecting the Gospel.. Jay on Rowland Hill,. Being moved by the Holy Spirit ......

................317-351 REV. Op-Sargent's Life of Thomason.

Publications on Church Reform (continued]): -9. “ Principles of Church Reform;" by Dr. Arnold--10. " A letter to the King," by J. Perry-11. " A Letter to the Bishop of London ;by Rev. G. R. Gleig12. " Cui Bono ? by the Rev. H. Cotton, LL D, 13. " Clerical Education ; by a Clergyman"-14. “ On the Office of Deacon,” by the same – 15. “ Non-secular Episcopacy;" by the Rev. T. Sims ..363-372

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NUMBER IV. R&LIG. AND Mıs.Com.- American Divines :

Dr. Payson.. Hobart and Strachan on Ecclesiastical Establishments..Children of Religious Parents .. Eliezer of Damascus .. Letters of Secker .. Expounding .. Burial Servico over Suicides.. Hutchinsonianism

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vice.. Ministerial Labours dependent upon
Family Instruction .. Christian Knowledge
Tracts.. Parents at the Baptism of their
Children.. Baptism of illegitimate Children
..Montanists .. Unauthorized Applications
of Texts.. Liturgical Revision and Modem

Dissent.. Theban Legion ............573-602
REV.OF-Bishop Wilson's Ordination Sermon

.. Publications on Church Reform (con-
tinued]:24.“ A Petition ;” by the Rev.
H. Budd ............

...603-621
Obit.-W. Wilberforce, Esq. [continued)..

Learn 01 Hannah more
POB. AFF.-Great Britain .. Parliament:

King's Speech : Address of the Speaker,
&c. &c. ....

...032-635
ANSWERS - Methodist Magazine .. Record

Newspaper on Slavery ..... ....... 635
Supp. ro Relig. INTEL-Bible Society .. 636

NUMBER VIII.

RELIG, AND Mis. Con. Address to Tra.

vellers, on the Observance of the Lord's-day
[concluded)..Oaths.. Pietists in Germany
.. Baxter on Slavery.. Concurrence of Holi.
days.. Political Partizanship in Religious
Persons .. German Universities .. Eulogies

on Sir W. Scott, Poetry ...........445_482

Rev. Or-Works on Christian Knowledge

Society (continued]:-1. Strictures on

« Death-bed Scenes"-2. Observations on

ditto-3. Stanley's Letter to Bishop Gray
-4. Record Newspaper.. Publications on
Church Reform (continued]:-16."Curates'
Plea:" by LLB.-17.“ A second Letter;"
by C. Girdlestone-18. “ Endowments ;'

by W. Walters ....................483-505

OBIT.-Lord Gambier ....

Pub. AFF.-Lord's-day Bin .. Jewish Dis.

abilities .. Extinction of Slavery.. Irish

Church Reform ........................ 508

ANSWERS ............................... 508

SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL.--- Bible Society..

Society for Universal Peace ........ ... 508

... 699

.... 690

NUMBER XI.

RELIG. AND Mis. Com. Relation of Chris.

tianity to Civil Government in the United

States [continued).. Apathy in Missionary
Efforts.. Anecdote in Gregory's Life of Hall
..Mysterious Stories.. Sickness of Hezekiah
.. Simplicity in Tracts.. Associating with
the Worldly-minded..Charitable Societies
in Churches..John xiii. 31, 32..Criticisms

upon Cowper.. Milner on the Montanists

.. Proposed Memorial of Wilberforce..637-665

REV. Of-Life of Dr. A. Clarke, edited by J.

B. Clarke.. Publications on Church Reform

[continued): 25. “ Impediments of ex-

isting Interests ;" by a Layman-26. “The

Church its own Reformer;" by the Rev. J.

Sandford--27. “ Church Rates ;" by the

Rev. C. Girdlestone ...............666--692

RELIG. INTEL,--Society for poor pious Cler-

gymen ..........

............... 696

LIT. PHIL. AND MIS.INTEL.-Captain Ross,.
Wreck of the Boyne.. Clerical Residence :
Inhabited Houseg.. Irish Education.. Lost

Acts of the Irish Parliament ..........697, 698

PUB. AFP. .............................. 098

ANSWERS-Park Chapel...

SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL.Bible Society :

Memoir of Hughes

NUMBER XII.

RELIG. AND MIs. Con.-S. on Baptism of

illegitimate Children..X. Y. on the same

.. Abbott's “ Young Christian".. Applica-

tion of Proverbs viii... The Record News.

paper and Slavery :-Every Man his own

Property-Rejected Letter to the Record

--- Proceedings of the Record .. Address of
the Methodist Conference.. Character of
the Montapists .. Reading School Examı-
nation.. Malan's Tract, “The true Cross ”

701--733

REV.OF-Life of Dr. A. Clarke [co

RELIG, INTEL, -- Efforts in Geneva .. St.

David's College ....

.....754-757

Mis. INTEL, -- Profane Advertisement ..

Ornamenting Public-houses, &c. &c. .... 758

OBIT.-Rev. G. Burder .................. 753
SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL.-Bible Society:
Rev. J. Hughes..B. and F. School Society

763, 764

APPENDIX.

RELIG. AND Mis. Con.- Malan's Tract,
“* The true Cross" (concluded)..Query on
Titus i. 12.. Comprehension with the Dis-

senters .. American Episcopal Letter ..

Neglect of the Week-Day Church Services

.. Education not based on the Bible.. Mixing

with the Worldly-minded.. Clerical Ma-

gistrates ............................765 7 90

REV. or-Life of Dr. A. Clarke (concluded] 791

Mis. INTEL --Saturday Magazine.. Christ

mas Carols.. Public Executions..Prayer of
Charles I... Yorkshire Memorial of Mr. Wil-

berforce. . Anecdote..................... 88

PUB. AFF..... .......................... 800

ANSWERS-Church Reform.. Prices of the

Christian Knowledge Society's Tracts .... 811

SUPP. TO RELIG. INTRL.- Bible Society..

Hibernian Society ....................

NUMBER IX.

RELIG. AND Mıs. Com. Cholera at Bi'ston

..Burton's Tract.. Eusebius of Cæsarea..
Rejection of the Gospel.. Associating with
the Worldly-minded.. Pastoral Visits.. Ex-
pounding Church Lessons.. Pious Neeroes :
Cornelius of St. Croix .. Poetry : See a

Christian die........................509--510
Rev.or-Works on the Christian-Knowledge

Society [continued:-1. Strictures on
" Death-bed Scenes"-2. Observations on
ditto-3. Stanley's Letter to Bishop Gray--
4. Record Newspaper .. Publications on
Church Reform (continued]: -19. “ Pe-
tition :" by Preb. Wodehouse - 20. "A
Plan;" by Lord Henley--21, “ Steps to-
wards an efficient Reform," &c. ; by a
Clergyman--22. “ The Church and its Tem-
poralities;" by Rev. J. Sandford-23." Re.
form without Re-construction ;” by Rev.

Uvedale Price ......................541-565

OBIT.-W. Wilberforce

Pub. AFF.--Slavery Abolition Act.. Jewish

Disabilities Bill..I'ithe Actions .......... 572

ANSWBRS............................... 372

SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL- Bible Society .. 572

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