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most engaging and impressive nature; Motives to Gratitude. By Joseph
Infidelity is certainly not confined Kings, preached in the Parish,
be a laborious, not to say an invi
dious, task, exactly to discriminate SERMONS,
between the various merits of so
many performances on one general preached on the lats Anniversary, subject. As a whole, they display a October 25, 1809.
degree of loyal affection to the perThe Jubilee, delivered on Sunday. son of bis Majesty, which must be as Oct. 22, at Bath. By W. Jay. Is 6d. grateful to him, as it is honourable
The Duty of Britons to be thank to his subjects. Various as the ful for their King: preached at St. views of English men have been on Swithin's Church, London. By H. The politics of the present reign, ail G. Watkins, M. A. 18. '
ranks appear to entertain a high reBritons' Jubilee, or the Duties of spect for his personal character, and Subjects to their King: delivered at cordially to unite in ascribing to the Surry Chapel. By J. Griffin, of good providence of God the innuPortsea. is. 6d.''
merabie blessings they have enjoyed National Gratitude : preached at during that period, Peckham, Surry. By W. B. Col. Mr. JAY (on Levit. xxv. 10) erlyer, D. D. Is. 6d.
plains the nature of the Jewish Righteousness the Dignity and Jubilee, - makes soine remarks on Ornument of Old Age: delivered at the design of it, and examines wbat Pell Street Meeting. By T. Clouit,
there is in the gospel to correspond price ls.
with it. In the conclusion, he ex. Devout Loyally: preached at
horls his hearers to beware of im. Worcester. By G. Osborn. Is.. piety while they shew their loyalty,
The pritish Jubilee : preached at - to rejoice with trembling, -- 10 the Scoia Church, Crown Court,
blend prayer with praise, and to let London. By G. Greig. 1s. 6d. liberalily accompany their festivity. The Duty of Britons to God and
Mr. Watkins, aller commenting their King: delivered at Ponder's
delivered at Ponder's on 1 Tim. ij. 1, 2, mints out our End. By John Kaight. ls. . .
causes of thank tulness to God for The Happy Nation : Two Ser- our Kiug, on account of civil liberty, mons, at Herles. Br J. Churcbill. religious liberty, and his highly ree
spectable character and example.
Several anecdotes are introduced, when we call!' (Bishop Horne's very honourable to his Majesty in a' Version); which he considers as a Meligious view..
- very suitable prayer for the King, Mr. Griffin, on the same 'text, as a very important petition for shews that it is the will of God we ourselves; and as suggesting matter should honour the King, pray for
of direction and encouragement in him, and express our gratitude for
prayer and praise. Our privileger the blessings we enjoỳ under his as Britons are justly represented ; reign. On the last head, Mr. G. and, in a note, the awful changes enlargos much, and takes occasion that have convulsed Europe since to make free remarks, on the lode. the year 1788, are trauscribed from pendence of the Judzes, - the War one of the public papers. We insert with America, -- the Establishment
them here, having omitted them in of a Sinkin-Fund, me the War with our account of the Anniversary. . France, -- the weight of the Public i Sov.murdered | Sov, abdicated Burdens,--the Union of Ireland with 4 deposed . ll I died a lunatie Great Britain,--the Peace of Amiens, I expatriated l I died naturally - the Present War, the Abolition 2 poisoned li i still reigos: of the Slave Trade, and Mr. Wind- I suddenly died Geo. Ill. whom bam's Army - Bill. He then points i assassinated di God preserve ! out our religious advantages : -- a Free Press, a Free Pulpit, a Free Mr. Greig's discourse is founded School, and Free Societies. The on i Kings vill. 66, ' They 'blessed subject is then suitably improved. the King, and went to their tents Mr. G.'s sermon (of 74 pages) con- joyful,' &c. He notices some intains a great fund of interesting stances of the Lord's goodness to matter
our King, and, under him, to his · Dr. COLLYER, on ice He hath not people, and the influence this gooddeall so with any nation,' &c. points. ness should have upon us. An anecout the gooduóss of God towards dote, illustrative of what Christian this country, and the gratitude it principles inspire (in a note, p. 33) should inspire. Our political situ- deserves to be generally known. ation is eloquently contrasted with 'When the invasion of this country thal of other nations; and our reli. was threalened, a Scotch regiment, gious advantages are painted in stationed on the east coast, of which glowing colours. The manifestation the body of the men attended a of gratitude is then recommended meeting for devotional exercise, and by an acknowledgement of the hand who were seen every Sabbath going of God, by mingling humiliation to church with Bibles in their hands, with our praises, — by attachment presented a request to their comto our Kiny, -- by extending the manding officer, that if a landing cause of Christ in the world, and should be altempted by the enemy, by making provision for the poor. they might be the first to oppose
Mr. Court shews, from Prov.
a bane from Pro him. - The profits of this sermon xvi. 21, that 'Righteousnesy is the
i will be given to the Naval and dignity and ornament of old age,'
rei Military Bible Society.] , alluding to the advanced agc and Mr. KNIGHT considers the duties estimable character of our beloved required by his text, - Fear God - Sovereign. The respect due to yeais and honour the King ;' and offers is inculcated; and the cbaracter of some remarks adapted to the prethe good old man contrasted with sent times, including a brief detail thal of the mixer, the libertine, and of the principles of Protestant Dis. the insider. Just encomiums are senters. paid to his Miujisit, and a suitable Mr. Caurchill, of Henley, on application made to aged and young Psalkı cxlv. 15, exhibits the various persons.
Bilessings enjoyed by our happy Mr. Osborn's text is, Ps. XX. 9. country, both in temporal and Lord, save the Kings, and hear us spiritual privileges; among the lat.
ter of which, be includes our having influence on a great number of our the Bible, an increased number of fellow-subjects, and prova a permaa guepel ministers, and the pleasing
nent monument of national grali. evidence that God the Spirit is pre
tude. Bound up in a volume, they sent with our churches: Mr. c. will present to the rising generatioa devotes the profits of his publica
a memorial of the goodness of God to tion to the Missionary Society.
Britain during a period of unexam.
pled misery on the Continent; and Mr. Ivimey enlarges, more than
the large share which Protestant most of his brethren, on those
Dissenters have taken in the local motives to gratitude which are pecu.
effusions of the day, will, we trust, liar to Protestant Dissenters, and
prove an ample refutation of those the augmentation of their privileges
base and unfounded calumnies, during the present reigo. Suitalile
which have been vented against uses, of a practical palure, conclude them as disloyal and rebellious. I bis Address. Mr. GAUNTLETT recommends to
LITERARY NOTICES. his parisbjouers the great duties of intercession and thanksgiving for
The Rev. Josiah Pratt is prepara kings, by various rational and scrin.
ing Two Voluines for the press ; one tural considerations, in a pious mali.
of which will contain Memoirs of 'ner.
Young Men, and the other Memoirs
of Young Women. These Memoirs Mr. CHAPMAN Co:siders Nehem.
are compiled or abridged from ayii. 3, “Let the King live for ever,' both in ils literal and spiritual ap.
thentic documents, and are desigaed
to illustrate the nature and operaplication; dwelling chiefly on eter
tion ofreal religion. The subjects bal life, as originating in the love
are selected from the various classes of God, through the sacrifice of
in society; and are limited to that Christ, and by the regeneration of
period of life (from about 15 to the Holy Ghost.
30 years of age) when the influence Mr. Biddulpu takes occasion, of religion is shewn to be unequivofrom 2 Chron. ix. 8, to treat on the cal and decisive, by its victory over origin of civil government, the the snares and aŭurements which reasons for gratitude to God on beset the youthful mind. -- Any peraccount of his Majesty's lengthened son in possesion of scarce and inreigo, his love of liberty, and his teresting pieces of youthful biograopposition to Popery: he refers phy, will' greatly oblige the Editor also to the abolition of the Slave by addressing a line to him in Trade, and the establishment of re. Doughty Street, London.
. "licious institutions, as just occasions We understand that Mr. Styles's of national gratitude,
Sermon, preached for the Benefit of These numerous discourses, all the London Female Penitentiary, breathing the spirit of gratitude to at Dr. Winter's Meeting.house, New - God and loyalty to the King, will, Court, will appear in the course of we trust, have a happy and Tasting the Month.
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· MISSIONARY SCCIETY. THE Directors have lately received Letters from the Cape of Good Hope, dated September ; by which they have the satisfaction to learn, That the brethren Wimmer and Pacalt, who are intended to join Dr. Van. derkemp; and the brethren Pritchett, Brain, and Hands, who are destined to the East, arrived at Cape Town in safety, on the 24th of August, after a voyage of sixteen weeks. Their Journals and Letters breathe the spirit
of truly devoted servants of Christ, wbo, we trust, are likely to bocome · faithful and useful Missionaries to the Heathen.
$ OTAHEITE. - We are extremely concerred to state, That froin letters received by the Directors from Huaheine, an island in the South Sea, and from Sydney, New South Wales, it appears, that in consequence of a very serious war, wbich had broken out in Utaheite, the greater part of the Missionaries had thought it necessary, for their safety, to retire' to a neighbouring island, about 16 leagues distant, where they were received in a friendly inanrer ; some of them having visited that island before. Four brethren, however, continued at Otaheite; but were expected to follow them.
The Letter from the Missionaries is very short ; being written immediately on their arrival at Huaheine, in the midst of their hurry in landing their goods, and the vessel being on the point of departure.
Extract of the Letter from the Society of Missionaries to the Directors. * Honoured Fatbers and Brethren, Huahine, November 12, 1808.
"You will, perhaps, at first sight, be ready to eoguire into the 'cause of this being dated from Huaheine. We are sorry that tinie and circumstances will not allow us to enter into particulars.
“The cause of our removal is a serious war in Taheite ; and ibat, such as will, in all probability, end in the dissolution of Poparre's goa vernment, and the lotal overthrow of his a ulbority.
* We arrived here yesterday, and are just now getting our things on shore; and the vessel is ready to sail. We hope soon to find an opportunity to relate minutely the circumstances which led to our removal to this island. Four single brethren, viz. Hayward, Scott, Nott, and Wilson, are still at Taheite ; but may soon, probably, join us here.
• The chiefs of this island received us kindly. Should we mcet with encouragent, and some more Missionaries come to join us, we may, per: hays, attempt a Mission at Ulitea, under the protection of 'Tapoa.
• Praying that the Lord may overrule this unexpected event, and to us painful dispensation, for the further good of the Missionary Cause, we remair, &c.
si Joan DAVIES,
for the Society of Missionaries.' This event, discouraging as it may at first sight appear, may event. ually prove, as the Missionaries themselves intimate, the means of more extensive advantage to the South Sea Mission. Providence bas now separated the Missionaries ; and, as it was in the beginning, when the brethren, seatic cd by ine persecution at Jerusalem, went to various other places, preaching the word, -80, we hore, these brethren, having long laboured a. Quor the Tahcitans with little apparent success, nay now find a people
prepared of the Lord, in some of the adjacent islands, mora ready to receive the word of life and salvation.
When the war broke out, the brig Perseverance, from Sydney, in New Seuth Wales, was in the bay of Matavai : she was detained 48 hours by the earnest request of the Missionaries, and took them, with their property, on board. They left Otaheite about noun, November 10 ; and an.. chored in the harbour of Huabeine, about noon the next day.
A Letter from the Missionaries, dated that day, to Mr. Campbell, of Sydbey, one of the owners of the brig Perseverance, has the followin... passage:
"You will observe that this is dated from Huaheine. A dangerous re.” bellion having taken place in Taheite, we were loder the necessity of availing ourselves of the assistance of the Perseverance, to remove most of us to this place. The detention of the vessel for 48 hours, and our pas., sage hither, you will learn from Mr. Keirumgaard's (the captain) papers. The charges, &c. we leave to the owners of the vessel, who will have to judge of all the circumstances; and, we doubt not, will be actuated by motives of justice, humanity, and honour.'
By another Letter from Mr. Campbell, dated Sydney, New South Wales, March 4, 1809, we find, that the owners bad the goodness to decline making any charge for their passage ; but be adds," I am extremely concerned for the loss of the Parainatta, that sailed from this port about a twelvemonth ago; by which conveyance supplies were sent to the Mis. sionaries, which amounted to £ 165. as stated in my last and present ac. count.'
The Missionaries, however, received some few necessaries from the brig Perseverance, with a cabooce for cooking their food. Further parti: eulars may be expected by the first opportunity ; and we cannot but in. dulge a hope, that, under the direction of infinite wisdom and goodness. all the things which have happened, have fallen out for the furtherance of the gospel' in the southern islands.
SOUTH AFRICA. LETTERS, of a very encouraging nature, have been received from Mr. C. Albrecht, who, with some other persons, took a long journey of three months among different tribes of the Namaquas. I have been,' he says, 'in a dismal wilderness, where the rocks and mountains render it impos. sible to travel with a waggon, and almost on horseback. I was obliged to seek these poor creatures in the most frightful holes and des, to speak with them. When I approached, they fied : I was, iherefore, obliged to send as messenger before me to tranquillize tbem. Tbese poor creatures hid them. selves for fear of their neighbours, who are at war with them. I believe, bowever, that my coming conduced much to their peace and rest. They expressed a regard for me, and said they hoped, if I should come again, to shew me greater kindness than was now in their power.'
• In our congregation (at the Warm Bath) we have seventeen, in whose hearts, we trust, the Lord works by his Holy Spirit. To him be praise and glory for ever! A Holtentot, of the Kaminniquas, who has been about two years with us, died lately. Shortly before his departure, bo exhorted his children to be constant is their attendance on the gospel, and to be obedient to their teachers. " The Lord Jesus," said he, “the Son of God, is with me: be calls me, and I go to him.” He died by an apo. plexy. This man is the first we have buried; and we conducted the funeral with as much solemaily as our circumslances would allow. The people behaved with much silence and reverence. Four are baptized ; aud two enjoyed with us the Lord's Supper. Twenty read tolerably well.
We have planted some cotton; which grows well: but as we are not