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and of pious and judicious Churchmen, we have no overwhelming fears on account of the inconsiderate efforts of a comparatively small number of partizans, who do not speak the language of their respective brethren. With regard to the Clergy we know this to be the fact; and with regard to the Dissenters we have reason to believe that the unhallowed hostility of late shewn to the Church of England is creating for her not a few new friends in the opposing ranks, and that many, who once hastily thought National Church Establishments unlawful or unnecessary, have been led by the late discussions to consider the question, and have come to conclusions the very opposite of their first impressions.

With regard to the conduct of our own labours, in reference to these and other matters, we purpose, by the blessing of God, continuing our wonted course; endeavouring to support what we believe to be right, but not apologizing for what is wrong; and if for many years our duty has appeared to us to be rather on the side of the reform of abuses, not less zealous shall we be in buttressing than in amending, in defending the walls than in repairing their breaches. We are to our inmost hearts friends of the Church of England : we believe her to be the most Scriptural Church in all Christendom, and the chief instrument in the hands of God for the spiritual welfare of our land : and if this conviction has made us anxious for her purification, wherever she needed it, no less will it operate in making us zealous in her defence against those who would compass her ruin.

We may say the same of many other of our national institutions. They may require reform; but in this day of restless change every friend of his country ought to beware that the good be not plucked up with what is evil, and that the axe be not used, instead of the pruning-knife.

Of our efforts during the past year it is rather for our readers to judge, than for us to speak. It has been our duty to address ourselves to many subjects of pressing, and often painful interest; and sometimes to embark in controversies more necessary than recreating--and we would hope these labours have “not been in vain in the Lord;"-but we have wished that every Number of our work should also contain important matters of spiritual edification; and, though we do not obtrude upon our readers much of fiction and imagination, we have always endeavoured to afford them higher and more valuable entertainment, mixed with instruction, and particularly in the article of interesting biography, in which our present volume has certainly not been deficient. But, alas ! we are reminded that sorrow mixes with these narratives. We have lost many valued friends; among whom the names of Wilberforce and Hannah More stand conspicuous. But we shall have again to speak of these two eminent Christians and public benefactors, ana will therefore not do more at present than passingly record our affection, our gratitude, and our regrets.

The times are serious, but not, in our apprehension, calculated to encourage despondency. What is best among us, will, we believe, be rendered more than ever firm and pure, after temporary agitations have passed away. We have much reason to bless God for comparative tranquillity at home, and for the continuance of peace with other nations; for the speedy abolition of West-India Slavery, and some other acts of legislative duty and wisdom; for the spirit of brotherly union which prevails in most of our religious societies, and the improvement and prosperity of others; for the striking increase of piety in the land, and remarkably so in our Universities and amongst our Clergy. May the Father of mercies look down upon us and visit us ! May He disappoint the designs of those who have evil will at Zion; and cause the knowledge and practice of His Truth to abound among us more and more!

TABLE OF CONTEVTS.

Page .. Being moved by the Holy Ghost. . Cottage

Allotments.. Poetry : Calvary ......189-224 Rev. oF-Taylor's Life of Cowper ........ 225 Relig. INTEL.- Evangelical Society of Ge

Deva.. ProtestantChurch of France.. United
States Episcopal Church

239-243 LIT. AND MS. INTEL.--Authorized Text of

the English Bible. . HolyOrders, .American Packets.. Luther's Bible.. Courts of Justice

Superstitious Notion .. Warburton .. Homilics .. Sherlock ,. Horsley.. Poole.. Irving New Brotherhood . . Purgatory.. Bapti-mal Names

245 OBIT.-M. Kieffer ..

218 Pub. AFF.--Irish Church Reform.. Irish Co.

ercion.. Lord's Day.. Factory Bill.. Slavery ... Thanksgiving

250 ANSWERS

251 SUPP. TO RELIG, INTEL.–Bible Society..

Hibernian Society.. Brit. and For. School
Society

252

Page

I

NUMBER I.
RELIG. AND Miscell. Com.-Walking with

God.. Imputed Righteousness.. Children of
Religious Parents.. Burton's Sacramental
Tract, . Scruples in the Observance of the
Lord's Day.. Enthusiasm of the Methodists
.. Prospects of Britain.. Anomalies of Dis.
sent.. Abuse of Predestination

.1--28 Rev. or- Hough's Missionary Vade Mecum

.. Archbishop Howley's Primary Charge.. 37 MISCEL. INTEL-Clergy Assurance Society

..Hampstead Chapel.. Burial of Suicides ..Church Commission of 1689.. Bishop Law on Tithes.. Theological College, Geneva.. Malan's Retractation..Genamb's Pilgrimage.. Trappist Monks..'l'urkey.. American Lottery.. Sabbath in New York.. Drunken. ness. Universalist Publications.. Value of the Scriptures to a wrecked Crew

49 PUB. APP.- Elections : Middlesex, West

ininster,Finsbury,Manchester, Leeds,Tower Hamlets, Oldham, &c.; London ; Scotland and Ireland.. Reform Acts.. Church Reform .. Antwerp.,

57 ANSWERS..

59 SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL.–Bible Society.. Brit, and For. School Society

60 NUMBER II. RELIG. AND Mis. Com.-Tears of Parents

(continued).. Reconciliation.. Being led by the Spirit.. Ministerial Errors.. Party Spirit .. History of the Prophet Samuel.. Imputed Righteousness.. Little Books .. Abuse of

Predestination.. Cottage Allotments ....61-91 REV. 08- Life and Writings of Robert Hall 95 Pes. AFP.--First Reformed Parliament..

Church Reform . . Dissenters .. Distress of Clergy in Ireland.. West-India Slavery.. South Africa.. Infant Labour.. Lord's Day .. National Education., Poor-Laws in Ire. land .. American Temperance Societies .. American States.. Holland and Belgium.. Turkish Empire

124 ANSWERS ...

124 SUPP. TO RELIG, INTEL,Bible Society 124

NUMBER III. RELIG. AND Mis. Com.-Memoir of Bishop Davenant.. Spirit of the Lord not straitened .. Relinquished Missions.. Trials of the Christian.. Parallel Passages of Scripture.. Hutchinsonian Theology.. History of the Catechism.. Ministerial Errors.. Worsbip of the Serpent.. Religious Negroes.. Sacred Poetry : Confidence in God; Isaiah xxxv. 1,2; Nahum i. 3-8; Morning; “ He that loveth Father or Mother," &c. ......125-169 Rev. Oy- Bishop J. B. Sumner's Charge..

Young Christian, by Abbott.. The same with

Corrections by Rev. J.W.Cunningham 169–181 Pos. AFF.-- Parliament.. King's Speech.. Ireland..Church Establishment..

186 ANSWERS

188 SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL.–Bible Society 188

NUMBER IV.
RELIG. AND Mis.Com.-American Divines :

Dr. Payson.. Hobart and Strachan on Eccle-
siastical Establishments..Children of Reli-
gious Parents .. Eliezer of Damascus ..
Letters of Secker .. Expounding .. Burial
Service over Suicides.. Hutchiosonianism

NUMBER V.
RELIG. AND Mrs. Com.-American Divines :

Dr.Payson (continued)..Faith of Abraham
.. Charleston Prison.. Simplicity in Ser-
mons..John iii. 3, 7.. Pious Negroes : So-
lomon Bayley.. The Martyr's last Breath

253-285 Rev. Op-Taylor's Life of Cowper (con

cluded).. Publications on Church Reform:
-1.". Hints, by a Country Clergyman".
2.“ Re-distribution of Church Property".
3.“ Outiine, by one of the Priesthood ”-
4." Address, by J. Douglas, Esq."-5.“ On
Establishments, by T. M‘Crie, D. D.”-
0.“ Residence, without interfering with
Rights; by the Son of a Lawyer"
7. « Revision of the Book of Prayer"

8.“ Address, by the Rev.W. Pullen" 286—306 LIT. AND Mis. INTEL, - Poor Laws..lm.

proved Investigation.. Copying from Publi.

cations.. Roman-Catholic l’riesthood .... 307 PUB. AFF.-Parliament. Irish Coercion Bill;

Irish Church Bill; Church-of-england
Reform; Lord's-Day Bill; Extinction of
Slavery; Factory Bill; Corporal Punish-
ment by Flogging; Finance; Beer Shops

.. Admiral Gambier and Rowland Hill.... 310 ANSWERS

316 SupF. TO RELIG. INTEL.- Bible Society.. Lord's-day Bill

316 NUMBER VI. RELIG, AND Mıs.Com.-American Divines :

Dr. Payson (concluded) .. Pious Negrocs (continued) .. Faith of Abraham (concluded).. Works before Justification Tracts of the Christian Knowledge Society .Burial Service.. Rejecting the Gospel.. Jay on Rowland Hill., Being moved by the Holy Spirit

..317-351 Rev. op-Sargent's Life of Thomason ..

Publications on Church Reform (continued):
-9.“ Principles of Church Reform;" by
Dr. Arnold-10.“ A letter to the King;"
by J. Perry-11.“ A Letter to the Bishop
of London ;” by Rev. G. R. Gleig-
12.“ Cui Bono?" by the Rev. H. Cotton,
LL D.-13. “ Clerical Education ; by a
Clergyman "-14. “On the Office of Dea-
con,” by the same – 15. ^ Non-secular
Episcopacy;" by the Rev. T. Sims ..363 – 372

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CONTENTS.

Page

Pub. AFP.-Parliamentary Proceedings .. vice., Ministerial Labours dependent upon
Lord's-day Bill .. Abolition of Slavery

Family Instruction .. Christian-Knowledge

Factory System.. Irish Church Bill. . Pilgrim Tracts. Parents at the Baptism of their

Tax in India

.376-378 Children.. Baptism of illegitimate Children

OBIT.-T. Bainbridge

379

.. Montapists .. Unauthorized Applications

ANSWERS

of Texts.. Liturgical Revision and Modem

Supp. To Relig. INTEL.--Bible Society

380

Dissent.. Theban Legion ............573-602

Rev. or- Bishop Wilson's Ordination Sermon

NUMBER VII.

Publications on Church Reform (con-

RELIG, AND Mis. Com.-Address to Tra.

tinued) :-24.“ A Petition;" by the Rev.

vellers, on the Observance of the Lord's-day

H. Budd

...603-621

..The " Second Spira ".. Forged Sanscrit Obit.-W. Wilberforce, Esq. [continued)..

Reference to Noah..Burton on the Obser-

Death of Hannah More

..623-632

vance of Sunday.. Pietists in Germany.. PUB. AFF. Great Britain

Parliament :

Werks before Justification. . Italian Martyr King's Speech : Address of the Speaker,

Algieri .. Rejection of the Gospel .. Ex-

&c. &c.

.032-635

pounding.. Evangelical Pharisaism ..381-407 ANSWERS — Methodist Magazine .. Record
REV. Or-Sargent's Life of Thomason (con.

Newspaper on Slavery

635

tinued)..Works on the Christian Know- Supp, ro Relig. INTEL.–Bible Society .. 636

ledge Society :- 1. Strictures on “ Death.

bed Scenes " --2. Observations on ditto

NUMBER XI.

3. Stanley's Letter to Bishop Gray

RELIG, AND Mis. Com.- Relation of Chris.

4. Record Newspaper

428

tianity to Civil Government in the United

Pub. Art.-Remarks.. Irish Church Bill.. States (continued).. Apathy in Missionary
Anti-Slavery Propositions.. India. .Oaths..

Efforts.. Anecdote in Gregory's Life of Hall
Local Jurisdiction .. Military Flogging

.Mysterious Stories.. Sickness of Hezekiah

Beer Act., Party Politics.. Lord's-day Bill ; ..Simplicity in Tracts.. Associating with

Illustrations

437

the Worldly-minded..Charitable Societies

ANSWERS

444 in Churches..John xiii. 31, 32..Criticisnis

SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL.-- Bible Society..

upon Cowper.. Milner on the Montanists

Irish Society.. Brit. and For. School Society 444 .. Proposed Memorial of Wilberforce..637-665

Rev. OF-Life of Dr. A. Clarke, edited by J.

NUMBER VIII.

B. Clarke.. Publications on Church Reform

RELIG. AND Mis. Com.---Address to Tra.

[continued) :--25. " Impediments of ex-

vellers, on theObservance of the Lord's-day isting Interests ;" by a Layman-26. “ The

(concluded]..Oaths.. Pietists in Germany Church its own R-former;" by the Rev. J.

Baxter on Slavery..Concurrence of Holi. Sandford --27. “ Church Rates ;" by the

days.. Political Partizanship in Religions

Rev. C. Girdlestone

...606-692

Persons..German Universities .. Eulogies Relig. INTEL.--Society for poor pious Cler-

on Sir W. Scott.. Poetry

..,.415-482

symen

696

Rev. 0f-Works on Christian-Knowledge lur.PHIL. AND Mis.INTEL--Captain Ross..

Society (continued]:-1. Strictures on Wreck of the Boyne.. Clerical Residence :

" Death-bed Scenes"-2. Observations on

luhabited Houses.. Irish Education.. Lost

ditto-3. Stanley's Letter to Bishop Gray

Acts of the Irish Parliament

697, 693

-4. Record Newspaper.. Publications on PUB. AFF.

Church Reform (continued):--16."Curates' ANSWERS-Park Chapel

099

Plea;" by LlB.-17.“ A second Letter;" SUPP. To Relig. Intel.-Bible Society :

by C. Girdlestone--19. “ Endowments;" Memoir of Hughes

090

by W. Walters

483-505

Obit.-Loid Gambier

505

NUMBER XII.

Pub. AFF.-Lord's-day Bill .. Jewish Dis. RELIG, AND Mıs. Com.-S. on Baptism of

abilities .. Extinction of Slavery Irish

illegitimate Children..X. Y. on the same

Church Reform

508

.. Abbott's “ Young Christian”.. Applicil-

ANSWERS

503

tion of Proverbs viii... The Record News-

SUPP. TO RELIG, INTEL.- Bible Society..

paper and Slavery :- Every Man his own

Society for Universal Peace

508 Property-Rejected Letter to the Record

-Proceedings of the Record.. Address of

NUMBER IX.

the Methodist Conference.. Character of

RELIG, AND Mis. Com..--Cholera at Bi'ston

the Montapists .. Reading School Examı.
Burton's Tract.. Eusebius of Cæsarea..

nation.. Malan's Tract, “The true Cross
Rejection of the Gospel. . Associating with

701--733

the Worldly-minded.. Pastoral Visits.. Ex- Rev. of-Life of Dr. A. Clarke (continued] 711

pounding Church Lessons.. Pious Nerroes : RELIG. INTEL. Efforts in Geneva .. St.
Cornelius of St. Croix .. Poetry: See a

David's College

.754-757
Christian die.....

.509--310 Mis. INTEL, -- Profane Advertisement ..

Rev.or-Works on the Christian-Knowledge Ornamenting Public-houses, &c. &c.

753

Society (continued]:-1. Strictures on OBIT.-Rev. G. Burder

753

" Death-bed Scenes"-2. Observations on SUPP. TO RELIG. INTEL.— Bible Soci ty:
ditto-3. Stanley's Letter to Bishop Gray-- Rev. J. Hughes.. B. and F. School Society
4. Record Newspaper .. Publications on

763, 764

Church Reform (continued]:-19. “Pe-

APPENDIX.

tition ;" by Preb. Wodehouse - 20.“ A RELIG. AND Mıs. Cox. - Malan's Tract,
Plan;" by Lord Henl:y--21. “Steps to- “ The true Cross" (concluded].. Query on
wards an efficient Reform," &c.; by a Titus i. 12..Comprehension with the Dis-
Clergyman--22.“ The Church and its Tém-

senters .. American Episcopal Letter ..

poralities;" by Rev. J. Sandlord--23.“ Re. Neglect of the Week-Day Church Services

form without Re-construction ;" by Rev.

.. Education not based on the Bible.. Mixing

Uvedale Price

541-565 with the Worldly-minded.. Clerical Ma-

OBIT.-W. Wilberforce
507 gistrates

765-790

Pub. AFT.-Slavery Abolition Act..Jewish Rev.or-Life of Dr. A. Clarke (concluded] 791

Disabilities Bill.. I'ithe Actions

572

Mis. INTEL --Saturday Magazine.. Christ-

ANSWERS ...

572 mas Carols.. Public Executions..Prayer of

SUPP. To Relig, INTEL.- Bible Society 572

Charles I... Yorkshire Memorial of Mr.Wil-
berforce.. Anecdote......

S18
NUMBER X.
PUB. AFF....

819

RELIG. AND Mis. COM.- Relation of Chris. ANSWERS-Church Reform.. Prices of the

tianity to Civil Government in the United

Christian Knowledge Society's l'racts

811

States.. Relinquished Mission to the Jews SUPP. TO RELIG. INTRL.— Bible Society..

..Neglect of the Week-Days Church Ser.

Hibernian Society

813

... 093

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