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achi Of Canaan there are several, on the same scale, adapted to the books of Grenesis. Judges, Samuel, the Gospel. The Cure of the Blind Man, near History, &c. forming a useful com. Bethesda, proved to have been parion to those historical books. Miraculous, by Internal Evidence,
It will not be supposed that we : deduced from the Pecullar dunner patronize every opinion siarted in in which that won:lerful Event is ? this multifarious work : eren the
described in thie Gospel. By the most inzenious and plausible of the Rev. James Drought, D. D. for: writer's ideas deinand further en.
• merly a l'eilow of Trinily College quiry, and we hope the time will Dublin, 8vo. come when the prevalence of peace Tuis learned writer has made a among the nations will guller some very laudable attempt, if it had been of them to be investigaied, isy means practicable, lo shew that our Savia of examinations made on the spot, our not only restored the eyes of the . without subjecting the examiner to blind man at Bethesda to w state of those personalhazards which hither- perfect soundness, but als ) excried to have deterred the most resoluiç his omnipotent power to supply those. from persevering in researches that defects in the man's vision, wbich (he might have settled many questions says)experience alone could otherwise at present undecided
have conferred. It is here supposed, In discussing the probable extent that the sudden and perfect restora, of Scripture Geographs, we writer tion of the organ of sight itself does, supposes that the Siniin of Isaia) not, in any case, impart the fa. (alix. 12) is China, - that being the culty of seeing distincily, without name by which the Crivese call their the farther aid of gradual and recountry; and, lay the isles afar un, jlerated experience ; and the Rev. of the same propret (lxvi. 19) it Author of this pamphlet grounds is extremely probable,' sayghe,' that his opinion on ine sin le case of a the British isles are intended." Cer- youth who was couched by the late tain it is, that to these isles, so dis- Mr. Cheselden, surgeon : but he tant from the Holy Land, the light seems not to know that the obserg,
vations of Mr. Ware in similar ous and inquisitive philosophers,'-, cases (recorded in the Philosophical Page 21. Transactions for 1801) go to es. Happily, we may gay, Non tali tablish a different opinion, so that, i arxilio, &:. ; for we have other, and; until the facts adduced by these two, more clear proofs of our blessed Sa.. practitioners can be recopulled, we, viour's Omniscience detailed in the fear Dr. Drought will find it so easyi Holy Scriptures. . matter to establish his theory
The author has fallen into an The Christian Pastor: a Poen, in error, in supposing the operation of
three books, 12m0, 5s. couching, or of extracting the crys-inThough the above poein dis. talline lens of the eye, iininediately pláis neithe; thic vigorous pinion of restores the perlection of the or- à' Milton, -- the classical polish gans of vision' (p. 13, 14); for, in of a Beattie, nor the warm coone of those operations, the lens Jourine of a Campbell, it will not, is realiy taken out; and in the
e we presume, 'prove uninteresting to
premi other, ii is depressd to the button
om the inajority of our readers. In ad
the of the eye, rendering it always ne dition to a correct iudcment. zeal cessary to use an oplicai instrument without bigotry, and biety without afterwards, in order to supply the enthusiasm, our author discovers a defect 80 produced! We do not, - degree of modesły, bordering upon however, iniok this little work is However, ok 10115 mile Work 19the extremne. devoid of merit ; and are fully per
In the first book, the qualificasuaded, that the author's design, is
tions and duties of the Christian as pious as his zeal is commend. Pastor are cated and enfor
Pastor are siated and enforced ; and able.
it closes with a description of the His general conclusion is, That
joys of pastoral success ; in which the sudden restoration of sight,
angelic hosts' are represented as derived froin the first application of sympathizing our Lord's hands to the man's eyes,
The second book opens with a proves the divine power of Christ; discriinination between tbe true and and it is evident, from the subse- false pastor; the latter is illustrated quent communication of experience, under tbree characters. Eugenio, that our Lord knew the mere per the profligate priest, closes a life of fection of the organs of sight was dissipation, under all the agonies of. not sufficient to render vision per- despair. For the sake of modern fect, almost 17 centuries before it , Eugenios, we select the descripiion was discovered by the most sagaci- of kis last moments.
• See where, extended on his death-bed, lies
One dismal groan he utters, -and expires !'. The avaricious priest, treacherous darling idol true,' is well depicted, te his sacred trust, but ever to 6: under the title of Avaro,
In the person of the hanghty. Als describing, under the character of tamont is pourtrayed the proud Aspasio, the Preparation necessary priest, distinguished by desire of for the Work of the Ministry, the novelty and love of fane. Departo Nature of True Popularity, the ing, under the infuence of Pride, Importance of Village Preaching, from tbe simplicity of the Christian and of Bible and Missionary Sociefaith, Altamoat and his flock be- ties. The following lines describe come alike • gay and sensual, the last moments of Aspasio, thoi thoughtless and secure.'
Christian Paslor : -
• Come, but with hallowed feet approach, and view
What tranquil pleasures sit upon his brow,
What sacred raptures, what immortal joys,
Burst from his lips, and sparkle io his eye!? We cannot close this article without recommending the work as an interesting accession to the library of every Christian Pastor.
Ap English Harmony of the Four Evangelists, generally disposed after the
Hanner of the Greek of W. Newcome, Abp. of Armagh. With a Map
of Palestine, Explanatory Notes and Indexes, 8vo, Price 78. 6d. .".. To those unacquainted with the Greek model, the plan of this work will be best explained by a short Extract : Matt. xxi. 7. I Mark xi. 1. | Luke xix. 35.1 John'xii. 14.
And! And they! . And theyf , ' And Jesus, brought the ass, brought
brought him to when he had and the colt, the colt to Jesus, Jesus ; Ifound a young ass, and put on them and cast
and they casi Weçir clothes.' their garments Jtneir garments i on him,
Jupon the colt; and he sat and they sell
sát Jupon him.'. . Jesus thereon.' (thercon.'. This method, though it spreads out the work, is certainly the best possible to compare the different Evangelists, and point out their varia. tions. The Notes are all critical, and short ;. but, generally, very good. The Indexes are complete ; and, upon the whole, we consider this as a valuable and useful Work..
Lectures on the Figuration Language
signs and figures taken from visible
things. It could not otherwise treat of the Holy Scriptures, &c.B y W. Jones, M.A. F.R. S. A new
of God, who is a Spirit, and of the
spirit of man, and of a spiritual adition, price 88.
world, which no man can describe. As all spiritual objects are repre- Words are the arbitrary signs of sented to us by their similitude with natural thiogg; but the language af earthly objects, the language of the Revelation goes a step farther, and Bible 'must necessarily be figura. uses some things as the signs of other tive; and it is, therefore, inpossi. thiugs ; in consequence of which, the ble to understand the Scripture with world which we now see, becomes a out having some acquaintance with sort of commentary on the mind of the use of'figurative language. The God,' and explains the world in bethor of this work observes, in his which we believe.' : Arst Lecture, That the Scripture The work is divided into Elever has a language of its own, which Lectures, describing the various does not consist of words, but of kinds of figures found in the Scrip,
tures, taken from Nature, the set apart to preach the gospel to instituted Figures of the Law of others: it is, we believe, the geneMoses, or borrowed from the ral practice in ordination - services, Events of Sacred History, - Per. among those who exercise the prisonal Figures or Types, as of Moses, vilege of chusing their own pastors, Joseph, &c. – On Miracles, parti: The Christian society who have thus cularly those of the New Testament, made their choice, it may be sup– The Uses and Effects of the Sym posed, are already satisfied on this bolical Style of Scripture, como subject ;- but the elder ministers, mon to the trigdom of antiquity, who join in the solemnity, surely profane as well as sacred...
ought to know to what principles These are followed by Four Lee. they are about to lend their influtures on the Hebrews, and one on ence. The other parts of the ser: the Natural Evidences of Christian. vice follow of course ; and, we beity. - We consider this as, upon the lieve, among truly pious people, are whole, a valuable work, and pecu- generally approved. Such services Jiarly useful to the students of divi. awaken the attention of pastors and pity.
ehurches to Christian principles and
duties; and foster, in neighbouring True Religion delineated, &c. By societies, a fraternal regard for mue
Joseph Bellamy, D. D. A new tual peace and prosperity. To renedition, with a Recommendatory der them more useful, they are often Preface, by Andrew Fuller. 78 6d pripted, and if, from their oature,
The value of Dr. Bellamy's writ. and frequency, they cannot be exings is already well koown to the pected to obtain a wide circulation, religious world : but we are ob. it may be reasonably hoped, that in liged to Mr. Fuller for his history
their proper circle the serious imand recommendation of this work; pressions of the day will he rendered, which, we hope. will introduce it to by frequent perusal, more permathose persons who are yet unac.
nently useful both to the minister quainted with it. The author's and the people. leading ohject is to discriminate be
The services on this occasion were tween the Law and the Gospel; and conducted by ministers of acknow. to define and illustrate the duties ledged respectability. Our limits will which they respectively require. We not permit us both to analyze the hope that the circulation of this vo
discourses and give specirnens to our lume will be as extensive as its con- readers ; and, therefore, in this inlents are interesting and important; stance, we select the later mode ; and that students of divinity espe.
from which they will easily percially, will avail themselves of ihe
ceive, that the discourses deserve information which it conveys.'
serious consideration in all Christian
societies of a similar nature. Discourses delivered at the Ordina. From the Confession of Mr. Hull.
tion of the Rev. W. Hull to the "The doctrine of the Atonement, Pastoral Office (in Connection with made by the humiliatioo, the obeThe Rev. S. Newton) in the Con. dience and death of the Son of God, gregational Church at Norwieh, is, i believe, a doctrine decidedly June 29, 1809; .containing a Con- Christian. It appears to nie to lie at fession of Faith, by Mr. Hull; the the foundation of all the other docCharge, by W. Parry; and a Ser- trines of our divine religion, - to mon to the People, by S. Newton, be the grand centre from which all jun. A Discourse in the Even the others issue, like streams of ing, by S. Palmer. 8vo, 23. light and glory to irradiate and bless
Te it was a duty enjoined on the the world. It is the foundation of exiled Christians in Bithynia, &c. to the church below, and the triumph be prepared at all times to give 'a of the church above! The virtue ,reason of the hope that was in them, of the propitiatory sacrifice of Jesus it cannot be deemed an unreason. Christ is sufficient to extend to the ahle expectatioe from those who are circuinstances of every human be.
ing who laboʻurs under a conscious- very useful, particularly such as are ness of guilt; and redemption by under their first convictions of sin. his blood is to be preached indis. The author, affectionately concerncriminately to every guilty mortal, ed for the relief of such distressed as the only method of salvation. : persons, describes their situation;
• The necessity of divine influ- and while he guards them against ence, to illuminate and sanctify the presumption, proves that the grace human mind, and iuduce mankind of God abounds towards the inost to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ unworthy. The book is divided into as the only Saviour of the world, eighteen short chapters ; in which is another doctrine which I hold as he attempts the relief of desponding scriptural.
sinners, - repels their fears, arising' 6-But the doctrines of Divine In- from the greatness, . number, and fuence, ~ of the Sovereignty of aggravations of sim, --- replies to the Divine Giace, - and of the Election common objections: 'I will apply of God, are not at all opposed to tu Christ when I am holler, when , the resporsibility of men as moral I am sufficiently huinbled; but I agents : they are the subjects of a13 pot elected; I may bave signed. moral government; and those who against The Holy Goosi, &c. may die in a state of enmity to God, We think that this little pious and are considered by the sacred writers evangelical hook may be put into as the authors of their own ruin,' ' the hands of persons under convic
From the evening - discourse, tion of sin with great advantage. preached by Mr. Palmer, on Zeai for the Divine Worship, we quote the following: • Having thus illus
Strictures on a Sermon by the Reo. trated the character of a Christian,
E.' Barry, M. D. Recior of St. who is truly zealous for the house
Mary, Wallingfuru, before the of God, let me ask all present, What
Reverend the Archdeacon and think ye of it? Is there any thing
Clergy of Berks, at the Visitalion in it contemptible or irrational?
at Abingdon, May 3, 1809. By
J. Rabao. Is. is it not more reputable, more manly, more consistent in a Christian : NR. RABAN proposes, in these to be thus absorbed in a zeal for Striciurex, to animadvert on the the honour of God, for the interest theological errors, the defective of the Redeemer, and for the pros. moralily, the misrepresentation of perity of his church, than to be the inhabitants of Wallingford, and eaten up with sloth, with pride, with the illiberality of Dr. B. towards covetousness, or with zeal for our Dissenlers; which he conceives are own secular interest, - for the contained in the Visitation Sermon. spleodor of our own houses, or the Mr. R. comments particularly, and aggrandizement of our own fami- with just suverity, on the following lies? The character described was very reprehensible sentence:such as honoured David, the King of 'has been very sensibly remarked, . Israel, more than all his royal dig. Toat our virtues would be proud, if nities, or his military exploits, for they were not chastised by our the good of his country! -- and, vices ; and our vices would despair, surely, such a character cannot ra- if they were not cherished by our tionally be thought to dishonour any virturs ! This Mr. R. conceives that call themselves his disciples, to lie one of those apologies for sin whom be requires to learn of bim, with which the works of many of They who are wholly destitute of it, our sentimental writers abound. are unworthy of the name they "Dr. B. very unfairly charges some bear.'
of his serious clerical brethren with
wearing a specious mask, with arJesus şhewing Mercu.
rogantly claiming popular names, .
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invidious and malignant distinction.' THERE are many persons to whom - A false and ill-natured charge! the perosal of this book may be Referring to some persons in