. Evangelicana.' Rev. Sir, The following extract from “ Review of Ecclesiastical History," written by the late venerable John Newton, forty years ago, appears to merit & republication in the Evangelical Magazine at the present time. Noticing the “ Heresies propagated by false teachers in the Apostle's days," chap. iv. 343, he observes, " That there were persons who abused the doctrines of grace, as an eacouragement to continue in the practice of sin, may be inferred from the epistle of St. James, and several passages of the other .. apostles: such, in our modern phrase, are styled Antinomians; a name, it must be confessed, of very indeterminate application. It is an epithet which many would fix, indiscriminately, upon all who preach a free salva- : tion by faith in the blood of Jesus. If it is all of grace, and we can do nothing of ourselves ; if it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runnelb, but of God that shewetha mercy,-then we may live as we please; endeavours are useless, and obedience unnecessary *. These are the inferences which the unenlightened heart charges as unavoidable consequen-, ces from the Gospel doctrine; and from hence we obtain a corroborating proof, that we do not mistake St. Paul's sense, or preach a Gospel different. from his, because be foresaw that the same objections would seem to lie against himself t; aad he guards and protests against such a perversion!.

Sball we continue in sin that grace may abound? God forbid !' It seems to have been upon this atcount that he was slandered, and by some affirmed - to have taught, “Let us do evil, that good may come ;' that is, in modern · language (aed such things are not spoken in corners amongst us) if any

man could be a proper subject of what they call grace, let him become still more vile, and plunge into the most atrocious wickedness ; for the greater the singer, the better qualified is mercy. We are content to be reproached (as St. Paul was in his time) for the truth's sake ; and we would be chiefly concerned for the unhappy scoffers, who, unless God is pleased to give them repentance unto life, will one day wish they had been idiots, or lu.. natics, rather than have rented their malicious wit against the grace of the Gospel of the Lord Christ.

* Rom. xi, 6. 2 Cor. iii. 5. 2 Rom. ix. 16. + Rom. iii. 7. and 9, 19.

#Rom. vi. 1.

Extract from the Coronation Oath administered to the King of

Great Britain. Archbishop or Bishop. “Will you, to the utmost of your power, maintain the laws of God, the true profession of the Gospel, and the Protestant reformed religion established by the law ? and will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of this realm, and to the churches com: mitted to their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do, or shall appertain unto them, or any of them?" *King.-" All this I promise to do, so help me God."'",,,

EFFECT OP SOCINIANISM. " Go into Poland, as the Jews were ordered to go to Shiloh, Jer. vii. 22, and see what an angry God has done there for the iniquity of his people. Socinianisin made a gap for popery: their Racovian vanities were the Roman vehicle. Wherever the righteousness of Christ goes out, the man of sin comes in. The Arians, who denied his divinity, prepared the way for Mahomet; and they who denied his satisfaction, made room for Antichrist. Thus, as they went a whoring froin their God, they fell to the mother of harlvis and abominations."

Mr. Brudbrry on Rom. viii. 33, in the Lime Street Sermons:


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From an American Publication. · Nor long since, a youth in his 15th year, by a sudden -casualty, so the fered an internal injury, under which he languished in extreme distress, for & number of days, and then expired. He was a person of a serious mind and amiable manners, and much estoomed by all who krew him. In his illness he exhibited an example of patience and resigoativn; and, in the near view of death, and in the full exercise of reason, he expressed a calm hope of a blessed inimortality.

On the Lord's Day next preceding his death, a bumber of young people, returning from public worship, made him a visit. He received them with atlention, and addressed them in tbe following manner: L" You see, ny friends, the situation which I am in. A few days ago, I was in health, like you. By a sudden accident I am confined to my bed, : and probably shall soon be laid in my grave. None of you know how soon you may be in a condition like mine. You see in ipe the early necessity of being early prepared for death. I advise you to think seriously of the uncertainty of life, and to prepare for death immediately. Delay not such a work any longer ; Do, vot one single hour :--you may as well attend to it now as hereafter. There can be no advantage in delay. If ever you begin religion, you must bring the inatter to a point;. you must make it a present business.

“I particularly advise you to reverence the Sabbath and the house of God. There are some young people who are too vain in their talk on the Sabbath, and too light and inattentive in their appearance in the time of worship. Avoid these evtls. They will cause you to mourn at the last, when your flesh and your body are consumed; and to gay, How have we hated irstruction, and our hearis despised reproof! Never use profane language. This is a sin which young people too often practise ; I have sometimes beard it with grief. Remember, that for every profane, yea, for every idle word, you must give an account. Obey and honour your parents, and treat all elderly people with respect, ask counsel and instruction from them, that you may grow in wisdom, and in favour with God and men. Read the Scriptures, That you may learn the way of salvation, and turn your feet into that way. Get an acquaintance with yourselves, that you may see your ueed of a Saviour; and get an acquaintance with your Sa.. viour, that you may lrust in him: You must go to him, that you may have life. You are dependent on the grace of God; but you must seek, if you hope to obtain it. Seek onto God betimes : seek" bim, while he may be found. You think religion is important to me, because I am soon to die. It is as important to you, as it is to me, for you are as mortal. I am, though perhaps you are not to die quite so 8000 as I shall. When ever you die, you will need its comforts, as nuch as I do now, I beg you to secure thescomforis in sexson ; abd this is the s:ason.

“I am faint and, weak;. I cannot say wuch to you. I entreat you to remember the little I can say. Omy friends, I see you now in tears; you miok you will follow my advica. I hope you will; but I fear you will sron forget it. You will not always feel as you do now, wbile you are looking on my dying body, and hearing my feeble voice : but that you inay bring my advice to your mind, go sometimes to the place where my body will soon be lain. Perhaps, a sight of the clods which cover it will remind you of my advice, and awaken your resolution to follow it. Soon your bodies may be laid by wino : may our souls meet in that world where is no pain mur death!*


MRS. MARY MOSS.; times fainted away, and seemed as

On Friday morning, Nov. 3, one dead Her language, when she 1809, died Mrs, Mary Moss, the was able to speak, was such as bebeloved wife of Mr. James Moss, of came a Christian ; but such was her Mach pelah, near Hebden Bridge, in regard for her family, that she chethe 40th year of her age. Being rished some hope of being spared to pregnant of her twelfth child, she then, till within a few hours of her was seized with the violent pains of death. labour on Sunday morning, Oct. 29, When I visited her on the Thurs. and continued extremely ill all that day evening, I found her in such a day. Besides the agonies incident state of mind as surprized and afto females in difficult cases of this fected me much. The first words kind, she was sorely afflicted with she expressed to me were, I am the cramp but she was enabled to dying,' I said, Do you think so? bear all her extreme sufferings with “Yes, I know I must die ; but' exemplary patience and resignation. She then began to spenk of the glom Towards night, the pains of labour ries of the heavenly world, the love, subsided; but she continued ex- the sufferings, and death of that ceedingly ill, and was judged to be adorable Redeemer, with whom she in very great danger. As it was was going to live and reign for ever, concluded that the child was dead, in a manner which I feel myself ut. the surgeon who attended her, called terly unable to describe. There her afilicied husband aside, and told were many present, to whom she him ihat there was little or no hope addressed herself with such affecof saving the patient's life but by tion and heavenly sweetness; as a painful operation, under which moved cvers heart, and brought she might possibly expire. When floods of tears from every eye. I it was proposed to her, she con must say, I have not been witness sented io undergo the operation, to such a moving scene for many giving herself up into the hands of years : all her tender attachmente the Almighty, in bope that it might io the dear objects of her affections please him to spare her life for the in this world, seemed to be entirely sake of her affectionate husband swallowed up in an overpowering and numerous family of young chil. sense of her Redeemer's love, and dren. After she was delivered, she of the glories of the heavenly world; appeared to be as well as could be of which glories, she spoke as if reasonably expected, but complained she had been already an inhabitant of very yiolent pain, which con- of thoss blessed regions. Her own tinued, and greatly excited the fears sufferings, she said, had been nothing, of her friends. An able physician in comparison with the süfterings of was called in, who said it was a case him who died to save her. Her of extreme dayger ; but he would hopes and views were full of imdo every thing for her in his power. mortality; nor did she signify the Her patience and calmness of mind ' least besilation concerning her imwere wonderful, under all her suf. mediale entrance into the presence ferings. At intervals, 'some hopes of her Redeeiner : the song of were entertained of her recovery; Heaven was the grand theme of her but they were often soon blasted, discourse : -- Worthy is the Lamb by the return of uofavourable symp that was slain!' She continued to toms. The inflammation which oc. speak in this strain, without intercasioned her extreme pains, wassuc- ruption, for a considerable length of ceeded by what was still more threat time, and with such energy, such ening, and which brought her into fervour, such strength of voice, a stale of such extreme weakness, such celestial sweetness, as filled us that, on being moved, she several all with a£lonishment. When she

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concluded her testimony, she de. ship, which was conducted by Dr.
sired us to sing. I expressed my Hawker, then on a visit at the
fear respecting our ability to do it, house. After making some arrange
as we were overwhelmed with sor. ments for their going to public wor:
sow: but she again begged that we ship, be retired, while breakfast was
would do it. We attempted then preparing. A noise was soon-heard
to sing the hymn to which she is the chamber over the room in
-seemed to refer, Come, let us join which the family was sitting down.
our cheerful songs,' &c, in which A servant went up stairs, who called
she seemed to hear a part through-' Mr. Hawkes; but no answer being
out. Bang quite exhaustnd, she given, others followed, who, burst.
lay still for a little while, and then ing open the door, found hiin on
began to speak again in the same the floor. The position in which he
strain as before. It'was like a lay, indicated that he expired either
gleam of subshine in the valley of in the act of kneeling down to pri-
the shadow of death. About twelve vate prayer, or while actually en
o'clock I went into her room for the gaged in it; his countenance was
last time; her speech began to fal- undisturbed, and presented''a pleas-
ter, but still I could hear part of the ing smile, rather than the effect of
closing sentence, Glory 'to

pain. Thus gently was this good world without end! Amen.' These man dismissed from a world, iä were the last words she uttered; for which he had been eminentlġ useful; when she had sounded 'Amen, she for, as it pleased God to afford him immediately began to expire : her great prosperity in his business, so 'breathing continued for'a time; and be gave 'of his abundance in a

then, without the least struggle, princely,but unostentatious manner. sob, or groan, she gave up the He had long been a generous conghost,' sweetly falling asleep in tributor to many useful and chari. Jesus about one o'clock on Friday table institutions; but his name was morning. :

often concealed." Only a few days Her remains were interred early before his death, he presented to the *on the morning of the Lord's Day, Missionary Society, the 'noble do. jp the presence of a large concourse nation of One Thousand Pounds, of people, who appeared to be Mr. Hawkes bas left legacies' to segreatly affected on the occasion. veral religious and charitable instiIn the afiernoon, a discourse was tutions, to a very considerable delivered from the words which had amount. : dwelt so much in the thoughts of A larger account of this excellent the deceased, and on which she had man will appear in a future Number. spoken' with such divine delight, . * Worthy is the Lamb that was slain. to receive power, and riches, and · A few weeks ago, while a miwisdom, and strength, and honour, nister was delivering a funerał oraand glory, and blessing !" Rev. y. 12. tion at tbe grave of a friend in Bun.

hill-fields burial-ground, one of the

m'ourners who attended the funeral RECENT DEATHS. dropped down, and instantly ex

On Lord's Day morning, Dec. pired!" The distress of his wife, 10. '' little after nine o'clock. do. who was present, and beheld the parted this life, aged 64, Mr. Tho. awful spectacle, was indescribable ! mas Hawkes, of Piccadilly, Army.

The deceased has left several small Accoutrement - maker. He had children unprovided for. A few, been indignosed for some time, months before this affecting event, and it was feared that his disorders the eldest son was unforluuaiely might terminate fatally; but he drowned.'.

* drowned. ; : ; ? pois had walked out on Saturday, to call on several of his friends, and ; Died, on Tuesday, Dec. 12, did not appear forse than usual. Mrs. Chapman, wife of the Rev. He arose on the Sunday morning, Mr. Chapinan, of Grecowich cha. and united wiib the family in wor.. pel.

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The Family Instructos, 2 vols. 12mo, logues; and it is written in a very

price 78. in boards. easy and familiar imanner. De Foe' Tæss pleasing work, of which

observes in his preface, that the the present appears to be the nine.

whole work being designed both to teenth edition of the first volume,

divert and instruct, the author has and eighth of the second, has al

endeavoured to adapt it as much as ways appeared in an anonymous

possible to both these 11ges.' To as form ; but it has been generally,

certain how well he has succeeded and we believe justly, attributed to

in both these respects, the reader is the celebrated Daniel De Foe; who requested only to peruse the vo. by his numerous writioge upon a lume itself. variety of subjects, bas given evi. The useful nalure of this work, dent marks of supérior talents and and the adınirable manner in which genius. This extraordinary man,

it is executed, secured for it a good : it is well known, was a Dissenter of reception in the world ; and it was {be Presbyterian Denomination ; reco

recommended by serious persons, and received his education at à as well from the pulpit as from the Dissenting Academy upon Newing press.. This encou ton Green, under Mr. Charles More

to write a second volume, which is ton, one of the ejected ministers.

divided into two parts:-1, Relatiog lo his 'religious principles he was to Family Breaches, and their obthoroughly orthodox; and has been structing religious dutins; 2. To çensured by persons of opposite sen

the 'Great Minlake of mixing the timents, för i he asperity with which

Pawions in the managing and corhe maintained and defended them. recting of children: with a great Many of bis writings being directed variety of cases relating to setting against high-courch politics, he was all examples to children aad serfrey uently brought into trouble :and vants. This volume is equally inby the government of Q. And, was teresting as the foregoing one; the shamefully persecuted. But he pos

form of dialogue is pursued, and sessed a magoanimity of mind that kept up with admirable spirit; and fendered him superior to suffering ;

the notes upoa each contain many and an integrity of conduct, that sound maxims of prudence, founded justly entitles him to respect. '

upon an express regard to the re• The first edition of the first vo. vealed will of God! Upon the Jume of the Family Insiructor was whole, these volunes contar

whole, these volumes contain much published in 1715.' It was divided! real piely, are written with great into three parts : 1. Relating to spirit and simplicity, and are adParents and Children ; 2. To May. mirably adapted to tho purposes of ters and Servants: 3. To Husbands early education. As such, we corand Wives. The design of this work dially recommend them to parents was, to impress upon the minds of and heads of families, and to ali parents the obligations they were un.who are charged with the instrucder to instruct their children in the lion of children. Mr. Chalmers, in principles of religion and virlue: to his valuable life of Daniel De Foe. lead children lo receive with docility

informs is, that the family of Geo.l. the religious adnionitions of their was instructed by the copy of the parents; to induce masters to com.

Family lastructor, which is now in municate proper instructions in're th

the British Museum. ligion to their servants; and bus bands and wives to concur with each An Account of the laller Days of other in the performance of the Richard Pickris Pryor ; will a duties of family worship. The in- . Sketch of his Life and Character. struclions conveyed upon these gube. The object of this publication jects is thrown into the form of dia. is well expressed bs the author in

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