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NO. X.CHRONOLOGICAL ARRANGEMENT OF
has done for you, O talk not of your the debt ; if not, he would only give ten baptism-talk not of your baptism, unless per cent. upon what was contributed. you are baptized with the Holy Spirit; Let us remember what Jesus did for us ; talk not of having given your hearts to YE KNOW THE GRACE OF OUR LORD Christ, unless you have a portion of your
JESUS CHRIST, THAT THOUGH HE WAS property to give to him.
RICH, YET FOR YOUR SAKES HE BECAME In the year 1792 the Baptist Missionary POOR, THAT YE THROUGH HIS POVERTY Society was formed. Then began to be kindled the holy fire which burnt so vigorously, and spread with such splendour among other denominations of Christians. Other denominations are
BIBLICAL ESSAYS. more numerous, or more opulent in their circumstances, consequently, they have more ample means at their command, and they have far, far outstripped us.
“ Let all things be done decently, and according We will cheerfully give to them the meed of praise which they so richly deserve.
For the principal divisions in the followWe highly esteem their activity, and we rejoice in their success. The world is the
ing synopsis, we are indebted to the Rev.
John Whitridge, in his new and improved field, and it is abundantly large both for
edition of Watts' Scripture History; the them and for us. It is true we need not
psalms, prophecies, &c. we have arranged, despair for ourselves. We are few in
for the most part, upon the authority of numbers, but we are unworthy instru
the Rev. J. Townsend, whose new ediments. It becomes us to confess that
tions of the Old and New Testaments our exertions have not been equal to our
form a valuable accession to our biblical privileges; but at the same time it be
library. comes us to acknowledge that according to the means we have used, God has
The world before the Deluge. blessed our Society with as great success Gen. i.-viii. 1-12; 1 Chron. i, 1-4. as any institution on the face of the earth. I refer not merely, though I include it,
The Times of the Patriarchs. to the work of translations, the praise of Family of Noah, and Deluge. Gen. viii. which has been echoed throughout the 13 to end ; ix.-xi. 1-9; 1 Chron. i. 1-23. world. I refer not merely to Sunday
Connections of Abraham. Gen. xi. 10 to school instruction, but to the actual num- end; xii.-XXV.; 1 Chron. i. 24-34. ber of persons both in the East and West Jacob and his Family. Gen. xxvi.-xxxvi.; Indies, who have personally professed
1 Chron. i. 35 to the end. their attachment to Jesus. We rejoice
Job and associates in Idumea. Job i.xlii. that God works by others, but shall he
Joseph in Egypt. Gen. xxxvii.-l.; 1 Chr.
ii. 1-4. not work by us also ? We must tell you
Moses and his Contemporaries. Exod. i.--Xv. the truth-our Society is deeply in debt, we owe at the very least £4,000.-The
The Sojournings of Israel to Canaan, demands made upon us are heavy. The Committee have had offers to occupy
The presidency of Moses. Numb. xxxiii.
1-49; Exod. xv.--xl.; Lev.; Numb.i.some very important stations, and at the
xiv.; Ps. xc.; Numb. xv. to end ; Deut.; present moment they have zealous and
1 Chron. ii. 5-41. faithful agents who have devoted them- The succession of Joshua. Josh. i.- xxiv.; selves to the missionary work, but for Judg. i.-iii. 1-4; xvii.-xxi.; 1 Chron. want of funds are actually waiting to be ii. 42 to the end. sent to their appointed spheres of labour. Under these circumstances what are we
The Government of the Judges. to do? Are we to recede? I hope you Judg. iii. 5 to end ; iv, v.; Ruth i.-iv.; will set an example worthy of being fol- Judg. vi.--xyi.; Sam. i.-viii. lowed by the congregations to-night and to-morrow. A gentleman present, desir
Monarchy of the Hebrews. ous to promote the object of the mission,
The reign of Saul. 1 Sam. ix.—xviii. 4; has said he would give fifty pounds toward Ps. ix. ; 1 Sam. xviii. 5—xix. 3 ; Ps. xi.; it, if the congregation would subscribe 1 Sam. xix. 4-17; Ps. lix. ; 1 Sam. xix. five hundred pounds toward liquidating 20—xxi. 15; Ps. lii. xxxiv.; 1 Sam.
1 Kings, vii. 1-12 ; 2 Chron. vii. 11-22; 1 Kings, ix. 1-14; 2 Chron. viii. 1-11; 1 Kings, ix. 24; Canticles ; 1 Kings, ix. 15, 16; 2 Chron. viii. 12-16; 1 Kings, ix. 25-28; 2 Chron. viii. 17; 1 Kings, x. 14-29; iv. 26-34; X. 1-13; 2 Chron. ix. 1-12 ; Proverbs; 1 Kings, xi. 1-14, 2340; Ecclesiastes ; 1 Kings, xi. 41-43 ; 2 Chron. ix. 29-31.
xxi. 16--xxii. 1; Ps.cxlii. ; 1 Sam. xxii, 2-19; Ps. xvii. lii. cix. XXXV. cxl.; 1 Sam. xxii. 20--xxiii. 12; Ps. lxiv.; xxx.; 1 Sam. xxiii. 13-23; Ps. liv.; 1 Sam. xxiii. 24–xxiv. 22; Ps. lvii.; Iviïi. ; lxiii ; 1 Sam. XXV.—xxvii. 1 ; Ps. cxli.; 1 Sam. xxvii. 2-xxxi. 13; 1
Chron. s. The reign of David. 2 Sam. ii. 1.v. 3;
1 Chron, xiii. 1-4; Ps. cxxxix. ; 1 Chron. xii.; 2 Sam. xxiii. 8-12; 1 Chron. xi. 2047; 2 Sam. v. 4-10; 1 Chron. xi. 1-14; 2 Sam. xxiii. 18-39; v. 11-25; 1 Chron. xiv. 1-17; 2 Sam. vi. 1-11; 1 Chron. xiii. 5-14; Ps. lxviii.; 1 Chron xv. 1-14; Ps. cxxxii. ; 2 Sam. vi. 12-19; 1 Chron. xv. 1-.xvi. 43; Ps. cv. cvi. xcvi.; 2 Sam. vi. 20-vii. 29; 1 Chron. xvii. ; Ps. ii. xi. v. xxii. xvi. cxviii. cx.; 2 Sam. viii. 1-12 ; 1 Chron. xviii. 12-17; 2 Sam. viii. 13-18; 1 Kings, xi. 15-20; Ps. lx. cviii.; 1 Chron. xviii. 1-17; 2 Sam. ix. X.; Ps. xx. xxi; 1 Chron. xix. 1-XX. 2; 2 Sam. xi. 1-xii, 15; Ps. li. xxxii. xxxiii. ciii.; 2 Sam. xii. 15-23; 1 Chron. xx. 1; 2 Sam. xii. 26-31 ; 1 Chron. xx. 2, 3; 2 Sam. xii. 24, 25; xiii. 21-XV. 29; Ps. iii.; 2 Sam. xv. 30-xvi. 14; Ps. vii.; 2 Sam. xvi. 15–xvii. 29; Ps. xlii. xliii. lv. iv. v. lxii. cxliii. cxliv. lxx. lxxi. ; 2 Sam. xviii. 1–xxii. 51; Ps. xviii.; i Chron. XX. 4-9; 2 Sam. xxiv. 1-9; 1 Chron. xxi. 6,7 ; xxvii. 23, 24; xxi. 1-5, 8-16; 2 Sam. xxiv. 10-17; 1 Chron. xxi. 17-30; Ps. XXX.; 2 Sam. xxiv. 18-25; 1 Chron.xxii.; 1 Kings, i.; 1 Chron. xxiii. 1; xxviii. 110; Ps. xci. cxlv. ; 1 Chron. xxiii. 2-32; xxviii.xxix. 25.
The following Psalms, which are thought to belong to this period, cannot be arranged with certainty :-xl. xli. Ixi. Ixv. Ixix. lxxviii. vi. viii. xii. xix. xxiii. xxiv. xxviii. xxix. Xxxviii. xxxix. lxxxvi. xcv. ci. civ. cxx. cxxi. cxxii. cxxiv. cxxxi.
cxxxiii. lxxii. The reign of Solomon. 1 Kings ii. 1-9;
2 Sam. xxiii. 1-7; 1 Chron. xxix. 26-30; 1 Kings ii. 10-12; 2 Chron. i. 1; 1 Kings, iii. 3, 4; 2 Chron. i. 2-6 ; 1 Kings, iii. 5-28 ; 2 Chron. i. 7-13; 1 Kings, ii. 1338; iv. 1-25; 2 Chron. ii. 1,2; 1 Kings, v. 1-12; 2 Chron. ii. 3-16; 1 Kings, v. 13; 2 Chron. ii. 17, 18; 1 Kings, ii. 3946; iii. 1, 2; 2 Chron. iii. 1; 1 Kings, vi. 1; 2 Chron. iii. 2-9; 1 Kings, vi. 48, 15-28; 2 Chron. iii. 13, 14; 1 Kings, vi. 29-36; 1 Kings, vii. 13-22 ; 2 Chron. iv. 1; 1 Kings, vii. 23-45 ; 2 Chron. iv. 11-16; 1 Kings, vii. 46-50 ; 2 Chron. iv. 8-10; 1 Kings, vi. 9-14, 51, 37, 38; 2 Chron. iv. 17-22; v. vii. 4-7; vi. 1; 1 Kings, viii. 1-21; 2 Chron. vi. 12-39; 1 Kings, viii. 50-61 ; 2 Chron. vi. 40-42; vii. 1-3, 8-10; 1 Kings, viii. 22-50, 62-66; Ps. xlvii. xcvii. xcix. C. cxxxv. cxxxvi.;
The Kingdoms of Judah and Israel. Contemporary reigns of Rehoboam and Je
roboam. i Kings, xiv. 21; xii. 1.15; 2 Chron. X. 1-15; xi. 5; xii. 1; 1 Kings, xiv. 22-24; 2 Chron. xii. 2-12; 1 Kings, xiv. 25-28; 2 Chron. xii. 13-16; 1 Kings, xiv. 29-31 ; 1 Kings, xii. 16-24; 2 Chron. x. 16—xi. 4; 1 Kings, xii. 15— xiii. 34. The reigns of Abijah, Asa, and others, to
Ahab. 2 Chron. xiii. 1-22; 1 Kings, xv. 1-8; 2 Chron. xiv. 1-15; 1 Kings, xv. 9-15; 2 Chron. xv. 1-15, 18, 19; xvi.; 1 Kings, xv. 16-24 ; xiv. xv. 25xvi.34. The successive reigns of Jehoshaphat and
Jehoram. 1 Kings, xxii. 41-47 ; 2 Chron. xvii. 2-xviii. 2; xix. 1-7; Ps. lxxii.; 2 Chron. xix. 8—xx. 26; Ps. cxv. xlvi.; 2 Chron. xx. 27-30; 2 Kings, viii. 16; 2 Chron. xx. 31-34; 1 Kings, xxii. 45– 50; 2 Chron. xxi. 1, 5-7, 2-4, 11-15;
Kings, viii. 17-19; 2 Chron. xxi. 8-10, 16-20; 2 Kings, viii. 20-24; 1 Kings, xvii, 1–xxii. 41 ; 2 Chron. xviii. 3-34; 1 Kings, xxii. 51-53; 2 Kings, i. 1–
viii. 6. The reigns of Abaziah and others, to Jehoash.
2 Chron. xxii. 1-9; 2 Kings, viii. 2527 ; ix. 27-29; 2 Chron. xxii. 10-12; xxiv. 7-11; xxiii. 1-15; 2 Kings, xi. 116, 21; xii. 1-3; 2 Chron. xxiii. 16, 21 ; xxiv. 3.61,2 ; 2 Kings, xii. 4-21; 2 Chron. xxiv. 1, 2, 15-27; 1 Kings, viii. 7-15;
ix. 1-27, 30; X. 36; xiii. 1-10, 14-21. Reigns of Amaziah, Uzziah, and Jotham.
1 Kings, xiv. 1-6; 2 Chron. xxv. 5-16;
3-XXXI. 21 ; Isa. XV. xvi. ; Mic.ii.vii. notions of inequality between the sexes : 2 Kings, xviii. 7, 8; Isa. xviii. xix. ; Na- on the contrary, their tendency has been hum, i.- iii.; Isa. xxiii. x. 5mxiv. 27 ;
throughout their progress, to enlarge the xxiv. xxvii. xxii. 1-14; xxi.; 2 Chron.
sphere of woman's influence ; to yield xxxii. 1-8; 2 Kings, xviii. 13-16; Isa. her an equal share of every hope and proXX. xxix. 1—xxxii. 26 ; 2 Kings, xx. 1
mise that stimulate the intellect, and in19; Isa. xxxii.-XXXV. xxxviii. 9-21;
cline the heart to virtue.-Man and 2 Chron. xxxii. 9-23; 2 Kings, xviii. 17-xix. 7 ; Ps. xliv. ; 2 Kings, xix. 8
woman are equally the children of God, 37; Ps. lxxiii. lxxiv. lxxv. Ixxvi.; Isa.
and equally the heirs to immortality. xl. xvi.; 2 Chron. xxxii. 27-33; xxix. Yet, possessed of these high privileges, 1,2; Isa. xxxvi.--xxxix.; 2 Kings, xx. and having within their grasp the key of 20,21;xv. 30, 31 ; xviii. 1,2 ; xvii. 3, 4; wisdom, are not Christian women too Hos. vii.-xiv.; 2 Kings, xvii. 5-23; often supine to their best interests ? Alxviii. 9-12.
though in a state of mental emancipation, Successive reigns of Manasseh, Amon, and
do they not voluntarily abandon themJosiah, over Judah. 2 Kings, xxi. 1-16;
selves to almost Mahometan ignorance, Isa. xxii. 15-25 ; 2 Chron. xxxiii. 11-20;
uselessness, and degradation? Do they 2 Kings, xxi. 17, 18; 2 Chron. xxxiii. 1-10 ; 2 Kings, xvii. 24-41; xxi. 19-26 ;
not, whether they are 2 Chron.xxxiii. 21-25; xxii. 1, 2; 2 Chron.
“ the busy or the gay xxxiv. 3-7; Jer. i. 1-iii. 5; 2 Chron. "But futter thro' life's little day ?" xxxiv. 8-32; Zeph. i.-iii. ; 2 Kings, xxiii. 4-20; 2 Chron. xxxiv. 33; xxxv.
Are they aware of the important rank 1-19; Jer. iii. 6-25 ; iv. v. vi.; Habak. they have to maintain in civilized life; of i.-iii. ; Jer. vii. xii.; 2 Chron. XXXV.
the moral influence they possess over 24-27 ; xxxiv. 1,2; 2 Kings, xxii. 3-20; society; of the real value of their exxxiii. 1-3, 21-24, 28-30.
istence ? Concluding reigns of Jehoahaz and Jehoi
A stranger in this great city, frequentakim. 2 Chron. xxxvi. 1-4; 2 Kings, ing places of public resort, the tables of xxiii. 31-37 ; Jer. xiii.xxii. 23 ; xxvi.
the great, or the humbler scenes of disxlvi. 1-12; xXXV. XXV. xxxvi. 1-8 ; xlv.;
sipation, would he not describe the cha2 Kings xxiv. 1 ; 2 Chron. xxxvi. 6, 7;
racteristic features of the sex to be, pride Dan. i. 1-7; 2 Kings, xxiv. 3, 4.
and vanity, ignorance and folly? And yet, to affirm that there is no female ex
cellence would be as untrue as to say, ON THE INFLUENCE OF WOMEN
that the moon never enlightens the night IN CIVILIZED LIFE.
with its mild lustre, nor sheds a calming
influence over the human mind. HapThe Mahometan dogma, that women pily, an opposite description would be have no souls, and consequently no pro- often more full when given from a differmised participation in the future joys of ent point of view. Walking within the Paradise, is fatal to intellectual and mo- domestic sphere, woman might in such ral improvement. This is verified in the scenes be pourtrayed, as promoting the degraded condition of women wherever best interests of society, in the judicious the religion of Mahomet prevails. It is nurture of the youth, growing up around a subject fraught with melancholy reflec- her; as' neglecting no proper impulse of tions, that the ambition or fanaticism of warm but well-governed affections, and one individual should have the power to as regulating the conduct of her family, enslave for ages, the intellects of whole as well as her own, on the basis of chrisnations, to render reason a dead letter, tian morality: and its redemption
scarcely to be effected To this class of women, admonition but by miracles. But the victims of this and advice would be presumptuous and false belief, whose enjoyments are of the needless. They themselves practically lowest order, frivolous and vicious, may unfold moral precepts, demonstrate their be the means of exciting our thankfulness, beneficial effects, and, by example, inculwhile they share our commiseration. cate instruction more permanently than After reflecting upon their condition, we the pen of the moralist can ever do. Yet are naturally led to the comparison of the how many there are, whose aspirations superior privileges of Christianity, and are virtuous, but whose resolutions are its attendant civilization. These hold weak; and who with reluctance would forth no such degrading and depressing yield up the pleasures of sense, for those
of a less alluring, though of a more in- of having her name enrolled on the lists trinsic value! How many there are, of fame, would that woman be,who should who are plunged in a vortex of worldly discover the minute, but important, diverdelights, forgetful of the ends for which sities in the characters of the members life was imparted to them, and the means of her family, and so apply her knowledge by which only those ends are attainable ! as to advance each of them to their fullPerhaps their thoughtless career might measure of improvement? How justly be checked, could folly, in its proper might she claim the applause of society, garb, be exposed to their view, and could she, from beneath her maternal shelrational thoughts be excited. To think ter, usher into the world a vigorous and justly on our conduct, “to ponder our well-trained offspring, calculated equally ways,” is the first step towards the for- to impart and to receive happiness. mation of a virtuous character.
But one specific characteristic of virtue In speaking of the influence of women is, its unobtrusiveness : it shuns display, in their various spheres, it must not be and, in retirement–in the recesses of the supposed that a desire of domination is mind, it seeks its reward, and covets no recommended. The only power worth other. This may be considered as one having, is not to be gained, either by an of the principal advantages in the science imperative temper, or by the manage- of domestic wisdom; the happiness it ment of an artful spirit; but it is to be bestows, is independant alike of praise secured by good humour, good sense, and and of censure. virtue. By an overbearing love of power, a domestic circle may, perhaps, be ruled but its subservience will be neither willing nor
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Preface. By JOEN BURDER, M.A.: to the governing power.
which are added, a list of the Majority and Obedience to the head of a family, from Minority in both Houses, and a copy of the its junior and inferior members, is an es- new Act. The second edition, revised and sential principle ; but the influence arising corrected, containing a history of the Penal from affection, and from a sense of supe- Laws respecting religion. By RICHARD rior virtue, will establish it more firmly Wyatt, Attorney at Law; and a copy of than imperious and arbitrary measures.
the Roman Catholic Relief Bill. Stroud, As national virtue has its origin in the
W. A. Baylis: London, Baldwin and
and Holdsworth and Ball, morality of private life, and as the seeds
1829. of that morality may be sown as early in the human mind as the period when in
We have much pleasure in announcing fancy first grasps at some glittering
the second edition of this compilation. object of its desires, the conduct of do- In doing this we cannot refrain from mestic life is a subject which comes home offering our congratulations, not less to to the feelings of every member in a civi- the Dissenters generally, than to the lized state. It is a science of more im- editor in particular : to the former on portance to its well-being than many of
the readiness with which they have supthose which are fondly and eagerly pur- plied themselves with the work; and to sued, and rewarded by the applause of
the latter on the success of his judicious the world. It seems a trivial pursuit, to and public spirited speculation. There aim at the acquisition of a science which are several additions made in this edition, enables you to rank in its class and genus
which, we doubt not, will render it more some unknown specimen of a lichen or a acceptable to the public. Of the compilafern : or, after the sportive business of tion, as a whole, we must speak in terms kidnapping butterflies, to place them in of approbation. It has been got up in their right station in the cabinet of the as tasteful and elegant a manner as its naturalist. And yet, such achievements limited price would allow; and the dehave given celebrity and duration to the bates, extracted from the “Times," and names of men, who would, on all other afterwards corrected by the different subjects, have remained unknown and speakers, will, of course, be found exundistinguished. How far more worthy tremely accurate. While we have great pleasure in recommending the volume to O'er Death and Sin triumphant! Not thy public attention, and in demanding for
bolts it the encouragement of the Dissenters, Of adamantine strength, O Grave! nor gates, we cannot avoid expressing a hope that
With iron spells fast bound, could captive
hold no respectable member of that body will
The Lord of life victorious, in whose train suffer so great a defect in his library as the absence of this compilation, and our
Captivity itself is led enchain'd.
Lift up your heads ye everlasting gates ! conviction, that the wastes of time, to
On golden hinges turn, ye heavenly doors ! the latest generations, will be replenished Your joyful hearts attune angelic choir, by new editions of the work. It is the With the full song of victory hail your King : record of one of liberty's brightest tri- The work of love is perfect,- death disumphs, and the Magna Charta of dissent.
armed, It is a page in the register of the accele- The world absolv'd, and Paradise restored. rating march of freedom, and a point in This hallow'd day confirm’d the joyful truth: the dial that marks the progress of intel
This is the Christian's triumph o'er the tomb: lect's bright and ascending luminary.
This be a Jubilee of saints on earth,
Shall hear their Shepherd's voice, and join He is Risen, an Easter Offering. Second
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Awake the grateful flame of holy joy; POETRY is almost a drug in the literary
And let the assembled crowds, in one glad market; few, indecd, are the names which
Accordant join in universal praise : are now able to command attention,
For in those words of comfort, “He is risen,”, and still smaller is the number of those,
We build our stedfast faith, we rest our hope, who, gifted with great powers, have con- As on a rock of adamant secure, secrated the effusions of their Muse to religion. It therefore becomes those who wish to see Poetry and Religion combined, to praise men who have endeavoured to RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS. unite the two together, in order that others may be induced to follow their SUNDAY SCHOOL SOCIETY FOR IRELAND. example. It is for this reason that we The Annual Meeting of this important Sonotice the short Essay we now introduce ciety, which was most numerously attended, to the notice of our readers. It is a re- was held in the Rotunda, Dublin, on Wedligious poem, on a Scriptural subject; but nesday, April 15th.
In the absence of the Earl of RODEN, the it is neither distinguished by lofty sentiments nor splendid versification. The president of the Society, the Dean of St.
PATRICK's was called to the chair. The ideas are clearly stated, and in some in
report of the Committee for the last year, stances the author has succeeded in ma.
which was very encouraging, was read by king his verses flow with a tolerable
Hartstone ROBINSON, Esq. one of the hodegree of harmony. There is not, how
norary secretaries to the Society ; from which ever, originality either in the ideas, or in it appeared, that, during the last year, the the structure of the verse; the former are income of the Society, including sales of borrowed from Scripture, and the latter books, amounted to £4,106; about £2,200 is an imitation of Milton and Cowper. were received from England and Scotland. That we may not be accused of injustice; Among the sums received from England,
were included £234 subscribed by the we present the following lines from the
teachers and scholars in Sunday schools. poem, which will afford our readers an
The Society had granted and sold, during idea of the style and sentiments of the
the year, 11,864 Bibles, 24,294 Testaments, author.
and 44,361 Spelling Books. The number Rapt into future time, on Seraph's wing of Bibles and Testaments issued during the Upbeld, Isaiah soars; his strains divine year, exceeded that of the preceding year by With mournful inspiration tell the woes upwards of 10,000 copies. Messiah must endure ; accomplish'd all The Report gave a gratifying statement, When on the Cross the fainting Jesus said, as to the beneficial effects of the system of « 'Tis finish’d,” -bowed His sacred head instruction pursued by this Society, and and died.
concluded by an appeal to the benevolence
of the public, that the blessings of a scripBut soon that Sun, so dimly set in clouds, tural education may be diffused throughout Rose more resplendent than the orient morn, Ireland.