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last seven years (i.e. preceding 1726) eminently qualified for their work : several hundreds have been brought they possess much picty, much zeal, over to the Christian faith :' he says much evangelical knowledge, and also, that Dr. Edzard (theu à are indefatigable in their labours. preacher in London) had been the Probably, some of them are equal instruinent of converting many to any instrumen s employed in the The successful endeavours made in same work since the dags of the Germany by Professor Frank and apostles; and if we did not inpute others, were referred to in a late this misrepresentation to the auNumber of this Magazine. Still, how- thor's acquaintedness with these ever, there is room for more abundant worthy men, we should klink hiin zeal in promoting this great object; worthy of censure for this uamerited for which purpose, the author lays 'attack on their Missionary ciaracter. before his readers, Ist, The motives Shall we then turn our thoughts which should engage their thoughts froin the Heathen,' tbat we may at. and labours in behalf of the Jews; tend to the Jews ? God forbid! and, 2diy, The proper means to be Why may we not regard both these employed for their conversion. We objects together? The io mer are sincerely wish that the considera- surely, at leasi, as fil objects of our tions adduced may have their due pily, for they have no means of weight with every reader.
grace, -no Bible; but the Jews, But we cannot concur with the almost everywhere, possess those autkor when he says (p. 27) · The Scriptures which direct them to the disappointment of Missionary of. Lamb of God; and many of them fosis seems to larn our thoughts live alhong Christiana, of whom froin the Heathen to the Jews. Here they nay at any time enquire the and there a gleaning of the Heathen way to 2:01. Fai be it from us to has sanctioned and encouraged the discourage attempts to convert the spirit of evangelizing them ; but the Jews. , May they be redogbled! little which has been accomplished, and may they be followed with all little in comparison with the vari. the success that the most sanguine ous atiempts which have been made, can wish! Our rearis desire and the zcal which has been manifcsted, prayer to God for israel is, That and the maynitude of the means iney may be saved ; 'bui, ior Curisi's employed, clearly point out the ne- sake, let us Dot'lura from the Heaetssity of other instruments, and a then !! inore fasonrable period of conver- Before we conclude, wo eannot sios.' We are obliged to differ lor hutolsrve, that while the author tally from the sentiments here ex warmly recommends the most zealpressed. We are far from think ous offris in ischaltof the Jews, and ing that lillle has been done awon: 827%, ' Tois object has been overthe Heathen. If we lake a view of looked,' he seems not to know what what has been done by the Mora. has been done on their behalf by vians, in various parts of the world, the Missionary Society, for inan y -- by the preachers ia the Wesleyan years prst. Soon afior the comconnection, io the West ladies, -by ineocement of that institutica, Lecthe Missionary Society, among the tures were preached to them at Hottentots in Africa and the Negrocs Bury Street, by Mr.Love, Mr. Greatat Demarara, &c. - and by the heed, Mr. Boyre, Dr. Hawwis, Dr. Baptist and other Missionaries in the unler,De Nicol, and achers; several East Indies, where several Christian of which were published. Mr. Frey churches are forined, we feel abund. was educated at the Missionary ses ant cause for gratitude and joy. 'God maary, and for a long tirae suphath done great things forus already; ported by them in his preaching to the and there is a pleasing prospect of Jews in London. A grescaunber of far greater ibiogs yet to be done. tracis, composed on purpos: 1or the
We must dissent likewise from the Jews, have been printed and dis. good Presbyter's opinion of the Mis persal. du able irealisa has been sionaries in general. We are cer- writien on the subject by ur. Ewiny. Lain that many of them are most at thció request. Mr. Assa, Jevrisis Rabbi, was brought over to Eng. this has been performed by Mr. land, and assisted in his education; Hodson, whose unwearied perseverboth in Theology and Medicine; and ance in the vindication of the Instisupported also in bis return to the tution well deserves the thanks of Continent. A school for poor Jewish all its friends. Our business is children was established ; and many merely to defend ourselves from the of the indigeat Jevs, who professed charge of Calumpious Aspetsions' a desire to become Christians, were on the character of Mr. Hale. relieved in their distress at a great to this charge we plead Not expence. In a word, the zeal of guilty. That we have censured Mr. tbe Society for this object was fully Hale (and warmly, perhaps too expressed by the Rev. Mr. Begue, warmly) for his opposition to an tbe Tutor of the Missionary Semi- institution assuredly intended, and nary, in an admirable and impres. as we conceive, well calculated to sive gerinou preached at Tottenham bring sinners to repentanee and salCourt Chapel, in May 1806; and vation, and to restore then to 80since published. To that excellent ciety, we freely own: that we meant discourse we refer. A number of to impute to bim motives unworthy ministers, many of whom are con- of a Christian, we as positively deny. nected with the Society, are now We have repeatedly expressed our preaching a Course of Lectures at good opinion of the writer, while Artillery Street; many of them on we thought it our duty, and still the very subjecis recommended at think it necessary, to condema his the close of this pamphlet; wbich sentiments. The only passages have been very well attended : but, ' quoted by Mr. T. as instances of cawhoever may prove the successful in- dumny, that deserve our notice, are struments of converting the Jews is the following: -- . of no consequence: if the work be " We are extremely concerned to done, God will have all the glory! observe, that while he professes to
act on Christian principles, he con
tinues, unblushingly, to misrepreAn Appeal to the Public, or a Vin
sent the design of this poble Instidication of the Character of Mr.
tutien ;' and again, " The real truth W. Hale from the Calumnious
seems to be, that the popularity and Aspersions of the Reviewer in the
warm reception which the Peniten. Evangelical Magazine; with a
tiary has inct with, occasioned the Candid Scalement of Objections ill
ill-wili and opposition of Mr. Hale.' against the London Female Peni.
That Mr. Hale continues to misTønliary. By John Thomas, Pus
represent the tendency of this lator of the independent Church at
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for it is the object of his pamphlets It is with great reluciance that to shew, that what the conductors we resume our attention to a con- of this charity deem to be laudable troversy, which we sincerely hoped and useful, is, in fact, very dangerhad reached its close. We trusted ous. This, we are fully persuaded, that all opposition to this excellent is absolute misrepresentation !--and charity would have ceased, after it that Mr. Hale continues to mako had been so ahly defended by Mr. this misrepresentation without blushHodson, Mr. Blair, and others: but ing, is obvious to all : but this by no it has been the peculiar lot of this means necessarily implies corrupt lenevolent institution to be objected motives, or wilsul misrepresentation. to by a few good men, whose terri. A man may act an unbecoming part nc dreams of its dangerous tendency without blushing, as Saul did (Acts have been opposed to the judginent xxvi. 9) in consequence of his ig. and the philanthropy of great numi- norance, as another may from tbe bers of their fellow-Christians. It seltled depravity of his heart : and is not, however, our intention to that the opposition of Mr, Hale was enter the lists with Mr. Thomas occasioned, or at least strengthened, (Mr. Hale's pastor and defender) on by the popularity of this charity, the general subject of us Appeali is evident from his own words :
"I eonsider the Female Penitentiary other, thus fixing the report on the as more dangerous to the morals of only remaining antagonist;' after society' (than the Magdalen) · not which he asks, What de pendence only because it removes every ob- can be placed upon a Magazine, in stacle of admission to the worst of which the author reviews his own, characters, and offers them greater and the work of his antagonist pecuniary rewards, but because it Our readers will be able to appreis taken up so strenuously by the ciate the candour of an author who religious world, advocated so warm- can so widely wander into the rely by the most popular preachers of gions of conjecture! the day, and carried on with thatSo much for his reasoning : nowdegree of enthusiasm,'&c. This is let us advert to his misrepresenta. assigned by the aulbor himself as tion. In page 94 he says, I am at one of his moiives for opposing tho a loss to account how it has happenPenitentiary. See Hale's Reply,p.22. ed, that, in the Evangelical Maga.
Mr. T. has thought proper to zine, 'currency' has not been given bring forward the name of a very to these Hints (refering to Mr. H.'s respectable gentleman, Wool he Hints in his first pamphlet) for the too boidly presumes to have been "Prevention and Cure of the horrithe author of the Review complain ble Evil of Prostitution,' Mr. T. ed of; and even ventures to ipsiou should have looked over our reate, that the same writer is also ihe views for some other purpose than reviewer of his own work! We merely to criminale the writer or a think that Mr. T. should have had the Editor. If he will turn to page a better foundation for such person- 199, he will find the following paraalities than loose conjecture or vazue graph:- Towards the close of report ; and as cominunications of the work, there are some useful this sort are properly anonymous, Hints suggested, for the better Rewe shall not gratify Mr. T.'s curi. gnlation of Parochial Matters; osity (nor any other person's in si- which, we hope, will be more serimilar circumstances) by either ad- ously regarded by the principai permitting or deaying the charge: but song in our parishes than they have we must point out a striking example hitherto been.' It appeas then, that of unfairness in Mr. T.'s manner of it was our wish to give "currency' arguing on this subject. He says, to any good Hints, whether from A writer, in a newspaper, siga. Mr. Hale or Mr. Smith. ing himself Philemon, had said, We are at a loss to account for • It was currently reported that ihis what Mr. T. says (p. 9) about the Review was writien hy one of the opinion of a CONDUCTOR' of this antagonists of Mr. Hale. Now this Magaziac, who, be says, admitted is a faise quotation. His words are, thaž Mr. Hale was ill treated in it; • I abstain from making any per- but that his request to be allowed to sonal reflection upon the strange defend himself in the same work absurdity of an opponent of Mr. could not be granted. The Editor H. and the author of a pamphlet assures us, That he never before against his first work writing that heard of any such application, and artiele.' But not to dwell on this, koows not who is meant by the said we believe it will be found, that the Conductor; corsequenily, no share Strictures, &c. on Mr. Hale's Reply of responsibility belongs to him for were not published when the Review the alleged refusal. appeared, Sep., 1 ; consequently Mr. We do not feel anxious concerning 1. had po pretence for representing the event of this discussion, thougli Mr. Hodson and Mr. Blair as the two conducted, we think, on the part of antagonis's of Mr. Hale. It is Mr. Hale and Mr. Thomas, very unwell known that six writers had an. fairly, and with unjust and cruel swered that gentleman, and there. misrepresentation of the Penitenti. fore this report was applicable to ary. The institution is such as at them all; but Mr. Thomas gets rid once recomiends itself to the heart of four by an act of oblivion; and of a Christian, needs no laboured then handsomely exculpates an arguments to cníorce iis claims, nor
OF RE dreads any opposition from the com- : We cannot give a more just de. bined efforts if Christian friends and scription of these sermons than Mr; carnal enemies. If we feel any con- Barber himself gives in his preface. cern on the subject, it is that we « They are all plain discourses, and have given needless notoriety to the such I meant them to be; for I think adversaries of this Penitentiarj, as it my duty, and it has been my con. perhaps we did to the Hints of the stant aim, in the course of my miniBarrister : but both will soon die siry, to make the great things of away and be forgotten; while the God as plain to the understandings glorious doctrines of the everlasting of my hearers as I could."'-" It is gospel, and institutions breathing hardiy possible to call your allenthe spirit of that gospel, and pro- tion to a subject of greater importmoting its recovering and purifying ance than that which is here treated influences; will flourish and triumph on. Regeneration is a capital point over all opposition. .. i
of Christianity. Our Lord began
with Nicodemus here ; and it is the Carmina Christo; or, Ilymns to the gate into the narrow way which
Saviour': designed for the Use and icadeth unto life. If we are not Comfort of those who worship the born again, we are without God, Lambikat wys slain.' Bytrie Rer. wirhout Christ, and without any T. Haweis, L. L. B. and M. D. A well-grounded hope of eternal life. New Edition, enlurged.
But the new birth brings us near to This is an enlarged, improved, God and Christ, and introduces us and handsome edition of Dri into the glorious privileges and Haweis's original hymns, on a va- blessings of the gospel.”, riety of subjects. To those before We may consider the republica-. .. published, are now added several tion of this volume as the author's bymus on the Parables and Miracles, dying avowal of the distinguishing adapted to corres sond with sermons doctrines of the New Testament, on those subjects. They are, as for, he says, p. 5, “In revising to doctrine, purely evangelical, and these sermons, I have seen no rea. as to poetical merit, very respect. son for altering any of the sentiabie; they form a grateful addition ments contained in them; for, after tu thai stock of sacred poesy with many years study and labour in the which the church of Christ in our work of the sacred ministry, since day is so highly favoured. We une their first publication, my views derstand ilai The Doctor has also of the gospel are, substantially, published a small volume of Origin the same;' nay, I am more connal music, suited to the various firined as to their truth and importo. metres of the Hymns. ..in ance.''
'If these discourses appear noi beSermens on liegeneration; wherein fore the world recommended by
its Nature, Necessiiy, and Evia great depth of thought, novelty of dences are considcrkd, and practi. ideas, or ornaments of rhetoric, cally improved. By Juseph Bar. they possess far superior advantages,
ber. Second Edition, corrected the weight of steriing truth, simplia · and improved. 3s. boards. i city of style, an affection of inan
ner, wbich render tiem very proper These six Seraións, on a very im
for family instruction, or village rorlaut subject, were first published
reading. In whatever way they are jalore than thirty years ago; and
uscil, we sincerely unite with the the pengrable auttior, now almost
author in wishing and praying for laid aside froin his helored work, in
the Lord's blessing upon them. wirich he has faithfuily been employed for more than sixty years, fell himself strongly inclined to re. The Thoughtful Christian ; exempuisish them, 38 they have been "plified in Extracts from the Manulong out of print, and a new gene · scripts of thelale Mrs. J. Creighration has risen up since their fist ion: including a Narrative of her éppearance.
Ezgiericnoe, &c. with a Brief Act
count of her Bay Death. By ference of the niagistrale in regardio W. Roby, Marchi sler. 18. religios aod those breaches of the The subject of this little book is mioral law wi
. Bioral law which are injurious to well expressed in iis title. The de society; and ought to be prevented clased appears to have been a re
or punished. The appendix gives tired Christian, who employed much
an account of “ the Rise and Proof her time in communing witb her
gress of Societies for the Reformaown beart, and with her God.
tion of Manners," with the names She was also accustomed to writo
of many respectable preachers dowa brief hints of her religious ex
who have pleaded the cause of perience, and the general hearia o
thore societies. We heartily concur many of the sernions which she
with the writer in wishing that his heard, several of woich are here re
publication was stimulate the moral corded. The Liitor says, he has
part of society to active exertions taken very little liberty with the
in betalf of good order, and contristyle of her papers; and observes
bute to the welfare of our country that, consideriog she had enjoyed at large. few advantages of education, ex- The Life of Mr. John Bunyan, Mi. cept at a Sunday and, for a short nister of the Gospel at "Bedford.; time, at an Evening-School, it is in which is exemplified the Power surprizing that they needed not of Evangelical Principles. By more correction. .
· Joseph Ivimey, 4s. 64. boards. We are happy to find that the Memoirs and Obituaries which she
The praise of John Bunyan is read in this Magazine were very
prochained by all who entertain a pleasing and profitable to her, espe
respect for original genius and fercially when she was drawing nigh to ver prey.
dratrischianto vent piety. Literary men have passthe grave. Mrs. C. herself was.
aced the most favourable sentence on among the triumphant conquerors
his immortal work, · The Pilgrim's over the King of Terrors. We cor
Progress ;'' and, among 'genuine dially recommend this pions and
Christians, his . memory is blessed,' useful narrative to the attention
op account of his useful labours and of our readers.
devotional works. It is left, there.
fore, for those who are destitute Co-operation with Magistrates in the
both of taste and true religion, to Suppression of l'ice, the Duty of
despise his character or vilify his all Christians. By T. Thomas,
productions, but his reputation will of Chelmsford. 12mo. . ls.
survive their obloquy, and his name
will be had in deichtful remem. This pamphlet contains the suhe brance when those of his calumniastance of an Address delivered to a tors shall have sunk into oblivion. Society, in London, for promoling The publication before us, is a the beiter observance of the Lord's well-timed, antidote to the foul asDay, and is published at their re: persions which have been cast on quest. The discourse is founded on Yr. Buoyan by sme anonymous Rom. xiii. 4. “For he is the ininis. pamphleteers of the pres ot times. ter of God to thee for good,' &c. It is simply a reprint of the venerfrom which the author points out able man's account of himself, ac
the origin and duty of civil magis- companied by some explanatory trates, the crimes which they ought Notes and Remarks, whica do to punish, and the necessity there honour to the Editor, and to those is that every rational member of whose assistance he availed him. should lend his aid for the dis- self. We should be happy to sur. covery and suppression of such nish our readers with some altraccrimes.” The crimas enumeraled tive extracts; but rather wish them arem Drunkenness, lewdness, pro- to purchase and peruss the vofane swearing, and Sabbath-broak. Jame for themselves. Nost, cordiing.' Mr. T is careful to distin- ally do we join in the wish and guish betweea persecution for con- prayer of Mr. lvimey, That this atscience sake, or any impropor inter- icmpt may be a means of a makeu.