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December, 1817.] Bishop of Chester's Charge:
23. If a Pupil die before the expiration or their Deputies, in or near Calcutta, of the period subscribed for, his patron
that a full attendance of the Committee may, at his option, send another for the may be obtained. unexpired term, or receive back a pro- 31. All questions shall be determined portion of his subscription, or have a pro- by a majority of voices of those present. portionate credit in muking a new sub- 32. Any Member of the Committee, scription.
who, froin not residing in Calcutta or its 24. In all calculations of time relative vicinity, or from any other cause, may be to the Education Fund, the English Ca
unable to attend its Meetings in person, lendar shall be obgerved ; anal fractional may, by a Letter addressed to the secreparts of a month shall not be reckoned tary, appoint a fit person, residing in Calagainst the Institution.
cutta or its suburbs, to act as his deputy ; 25. Any number of contributors to the and such person, if approved by the ComEducation Fund, (not being Governors,) mittee, shall be entitled to attend a Meetbefore the completion of One Hundred ing, and vote on all questions before it, Scholarships mentioned in the 20th Ar- in like manner as the Member represented ticle, and the aggregate of whose sub. by him. scriptions may amount to 5000 rupees, 33. The Managers may delegate to one, shall have the same privilege of electing two, or more of their number, any paran Annual Director as is given by the ticular duty which can be more conveni16th and 17th Articles to Substribers of ently performed by such delegation; and the same amount to the College Fund ; are empowered to direct and execute all except that their privilege, instead of ex- matters of details, not specially provided tending to the life of the Subscriber, shall for by the Rules now established, in such be restricted to the period for which the manner as they may judge best for the subscription is made. With this limita. Institution entrusted to them. tion of privilege, they may also unite with 34. There shall be an Annual General Subscribers to the College Fund, in elect- Meeting of the Subscribers, at whịch a img Directors.
Keport shall be made to them of the state
of the funds and progress of the InstituGovernment.
toin. 26. The Government of the College shall be vested in a Committee of Managers, to consist of Heritable Governors, Governors for life, and Annual Directors, or their The following Account of a recent respective Duputies.
Visitation and Charge of Dr. Law, 27. The Managers shall possess full (Brother of Lord Ellenborough) powers to carry into effect the whole of the Rules now established. They may
Bishop uf Chester, appears in an also pass additional Rules.
English Paper. 28. The Managers sball be Trustees of the Funds, and shall be empowered to issue any requisite instructions to the
YESTERDAY se’ennight the Right Treasurer; as well as to pass all accounts
Rev. Dr. Geo. HENRY LAW, Lord of receipts and disbursements, after caus. Bishop of this Diocesa, held his Visiing the same to be audited in such man- tation in Nantwich, when he con ner as may be found most efficient. 29. The Committee of Managers will firmed nearly 900 males
, and upwards appoint an European Secretary and Nil of 1000 females, in the Parish Church. tive Assistant Secretary, who shall also be On this occasion, the Right Rev. the Superintendents of the College, under the Diocesan delivered his charge to the direction and control of the Committee Clergy, of which (as we understand The appointment and removal of Teach- it is similar to what he has delivered be necessary to employ in any department throughout the Diocess, the followof the College, shall be vested in the ing is an outline : Managers.
His Lordship, after stating that 30. The ordinary Meetings of the Mao many advantages accrued from a frenagers shall be held on stated days, and as often as may be found necessary.
quent Visitation of the Diocess, exWhen extraordinary Meetings may be re- pressed his warmest approbation of quisite, they shall be convened by the Se. the meritorious exertions of the cretaries. The attendance of at least Clergy, in support of “the Society three Members shall be required to con- for promoting Christian Knowledge, stitute a Meeting on common occasions; and the National System of Reliand when a new Rule, or the abolition of an existing Rule, is to be considered, no- gious Education ;” and observed, that tice slræll be given to all the Members; his sentiments declared at his first
Visitation, respecting these and other His Lordship most ably vindicated institutions, remained unaltered.* the Church of England from the
He then explained the fundamental charge of maintaining unconditional doctrines of the Christian Religion, Salvation, most satisfactory proving and the distinguishing tenets of the it to be as contrary to her doctrines Church of England, observing, em- as to reason and Scripture. phatically, that we are justified solely His Lordslip then proceeded to call through the merits of Jesus Christ, the attention of the Clergy to the imand by faith in him, and not by our portance of an effective manner of own works; but that the latter al- reading the Liturgy, and while he was ways accompany the former, and are impressed with an opinion of its supeevidences of its existence. He par- riority to all extemporaneous effuticularly insisted upon the inefficacy sions, he observed, that from the conof faith, unless accompanid hy that tinued and frequent recurrence of the holiness without which no man shall same sentiments, expressed in the see the Lord.” He proceeded to re- same words, if read in a hasty, carefute a charge frequently made against less, negligent manner, it must fail the Ministers of the Church, of sub- of effecting the results it is so admiraistituting Ethical discussions for Evan- bly calculated to produce. gelical discourses, by showing, that He enlarged upon the necessity of the pure morality of the Gospel is a warm, serious, and affectionately explained and enforced in the pulpits impressive delivery ; justly inferring, of the establishment, and that our Saw that when the Minister appears cold, viour's sermon upon the Mount is a lifeless, and unconcerned, the hearers most excellent model for ours.
will remain so too. To the apparent His Lordship next took a luminous warmth, sincerity, and concern, of and comprehensive view of the Cal. extemporary preachers, his Lordship vinistic doctrines of Predestination, imputed their success in drawing and its consequent Final Persever- large congregations. Enthusiasm will ance; and while he showed, in the ever be active, and the reveries of most interesting and eloquent man- mysticism will not cease to attract ner, its inconsistency with the princi- the ignorant. Nor is this to be wonples of revealed truth, and its ten- dered at, when it is considered that dency to
the foundations of moral folly will always admire what it does obligation, and of man's responsi- not understand. bility, his charity led him to avow His Lordship considered preaching, his belief in the piety and sincerity of however as only a part, though an many who believed and preached important part of the duty of the Mi, those doctrines. “To those," said nister of Christ ; and expatiated in a his Lordship: " who are not of us, beautiful manner on the advantages to those, all forbearance, and tolera- arising from an unrestrained intertion, and respect, ought to be shown; course and communication with his for, if adversaries, they are fair and parishioners. From an affectionate
concern for their temporal as well as He then made some pertinent and spiritual welfare, he would be enstriking reinarks on the conduct of deared to them as a friend, to whom such as, professing themselves Mi- they might look up for consolation, nisters of the Establishment, and advice, and assistance. On this subexclusively assuming the characterject his Lordship was particularly of Evangelical, are secretly under- eloquent and impressive, and, we mining the fabric they profess to have no doubt, powerfully aroused support.
the feelings of his audience.
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The Life and Martyrdom of John have left his brethren on the ContiHooper, Bishop of Glocester and nent with great regret ; for his heart Worcestei.
was united to them by the strictest (From a late British Publication.) bands of fellowship; and he felt, withMR. JOHN HOOPER received his edy- out doubt, that Christian believers eation at Oxford, where he applied are connected by closer ties than himself with great diligence to the those of country or kindred. A restudy of the learned languages and markable circumstance which occur. the nces. But after having made red at his last interview with his a considerable progress in these pur- friend Mr. Bullinger, shows the chief suits, he discovered that they were object which he had in view. For, unable to satisfy the desires of his after an exchange of affectionate sensoul; and that wisdom of a superior timents, and mutual promises of rekind was necessary to prepare him membrance, Mr. Hooper added, " The for eternity. He, therefore, began to last news of me you shall hear; but search the Scriptures diligently, and I shall not be able to write: for where to improve his reading by prayer and I shall take most pains, there shall meditation.
In proportion as his you hear of me to be burnt to ashes. knowledge of divine things increased, On returning to England, Mr. Hooper he became dissatisfied with the pre- became a zealous and successful vailing system of Popery, and showed preacher of the Gospel; and although a partiality in favour of the reformed he freely exposed sin wherever he religion; that religion which is now found it, yet his hearers were extreme become, through God's goodness, the ly numerous . they perceived his afestablished religion of England. This fection to them in his desire for their change of sentiments could not re- conversion, and welcomed his reinain long unknown, but exposed him bukes, as being the effects of love to to the malice of the Papists, which their souls, drove him from Oxford. For some In 1550, this exemplary man was time after he was sheltered in the made Bishop of Glocester and Worhouse of a noble patron ; but perse- cester; and truly he resembled the cution following him thither also, he primitive bishops, the first in the line was compelled to seek a refuge abroad of succession, who, by the direction of among the German Reformers. the Great Bishop of souls, were
When Edward VI. succeeded his chosen and ordained by the hands of father Henry VIII. the clouds of su- his Apostles. His deportment in this perstition began to disperse, and the new situation was worthy of a servant light of the true gospel dawned upon of Christ. My author observes that, England. At this period the Pro- although he was bishop of two dioa testants experienced the protection cesses, yet he 'so guided them, as if he and favour of the government, and had in charge but one family; “ No inany who had left their homes on father in his own household, no garreligious motives, hastened to return; dener in his garden, no husbandman and Mr. Hooper, who, like a true in his vineyard, was more or better Christian, had always cherished the occupied than he amongst his flock; love of his country, was among the going about his towns and villages, in number. He appears, however, to teaching and preaching to the peo
ple.” A considerable part of his in- this life, but have settled myself, come he employed for charitable pur- through the strength of God's Holy poses; and his usual practice was to Spirit, patiently to pass through the distribute food every day to a number torments and extremities of the fire of poor people, whom he previously now prepared for me, rather than to examined in the articles of their faith. deny the truth of his word.” His family was regulated on the same At Glocester it was designed to principles which influenced his public confine him in the common jail; but conduct; his children were brought the guard which brought him from up
in the nurture and admonition of London declared that he had behave the Lord; his servants were encou- ed so gently-and patiently on his ráged in the love of holiness; and journey, that they would rather lodge every part of his palace gave some with him, than that he should be evidence of the owner's Christian spi- sent to lodge. among the outcasts of rit and temper. In this manner was society. His gratitude was greatly Bishop Hooper engaged until the excited by this proposal, as well as by death of King Edward, when the gos- the reception it met with from the pel became again obscured, and po- magistrates: so sensible was he of the pery again attained its power in this smallest expression of kindness. kingdom. Soon after this change he He spent the night before his death was deprived of his bishopric, and almost entirely in prayer, as the best confined in one of the prisons of Lon- preparation for the awful transaction don. It appears that he experienced of the following day. great severity; and every plan was The account which is given of the adopted which seemed likely to shake martyrdom of this excellent prelate is his resolution ; but he remained faith- as follows :- When his body had been ful in the cause of his Divine Master; fastened to the stake by an iron hoop, and the only effect the cruelty of his he looked round on the people ; for Popish enemies produced, was to being tall, and standing on a high wean him more from the love of the stool, he could see to some distance. world, and to prepare him for a glo- The surrounding crowds were weeprious eternity. Upon being inforined ing for him. Then lifting up his that he was to be executed at Gloces- eyes and hands to Heaven, he prayed, ter, in his own diocess, he lifted up probably for them as well as for himhis hands and eyes, praising God, that self. The person who was appointed he saw it good to send him among the to make the fire came to him, and people of whom he had been pastor, asked his forgiveness; to whom he that he might confirm, by his death, replied, "Why should I forgive you? the truths which he had delivered to I know of no offence which you have them; not doubting that the Lord ever committed against me." would give him strength to bear his Sir," said the man, “ I am appointed cross with patience, and to suffer to to make the fire.” « Therein," said his honour and glory.
Hooper," thou dost nothing offend me ; A short time before his martyrdom, God forgive thee thy sins, and do thy å person who was greatly attached to office, I pray thee." Then the reeds him, intreated him that he would save were thrown up, and he received two his life by acknowledging the Roman bundles of them in his own hands, Catholic Church; but his answer embraced, kissed them, and put one unproved the strength of his faith: der either arm, and showed with his * True át is,” said he, “ that death hand how the rest should be placed. is bitter, and life is sweet;, but, alas! Shortly after the order was given consider that the death to come is that the fire should be lighted; but as more bitter, and the life to come more the faggots were green, it did not sweet: therefore, for the desire and soon kindle, and it was a consideralove I have to the one, and the terror ble tiine before the reeds caught it. and fear I have of the other, I do not At length it burned round him ; but
l so much regard this death, nor esteem the wind, being strong, blew the
December, 1817.) Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 371 flames from him, so that they only
If we would die in comfort, as scorched him.
Hooper did, we must be brought to After some time a few dry faggots feel as he felt, how sinful and guilty were brought, and a new fire was we are, both by nature and by prac. kindled; but it burned below, and tice. For without this conviction we'. only scorched him as before. During shall not go to Jesus, as our Saviour, bath the first and second fire he pray- nor value his redemption." They ed, saying mildly, and not very loud- that are whole need not a physician, ly, but as one free from pain, - O Je- but they that are siok." sus, thou Son of David, have mercy Our Reformers have declared, that on me, and receive my soul.” After we are accounted righteous before the second fire was spent, he wiped God, only for the merit of our Lord both his eyes with his hands, and and Saviour Jesus Christ, by faith, looking on the people, said with a and not for our own works or deservraised voice, “ For God's love, good ings.” “ Christ,” says the Homily people, let me have more fire." All of Salvation," is the righteousness of this while his lower parts were burn- all them that truly do believe in him. ing; but the faggots being few, the He for them paid their ransom by his Aame did not reach his upper parts.
death, He for them fulfilled the law A third fire was then kindled, which in his life. So that now in him, and was stronger than the former two. by him, every true Christian man The bladders of gunpowder now may be called a fulfiller of the law,
a burst, but they were so placed, that forasmuch as that which their infirmi they did him no service. He now ty lacked, Christ's justice (his obediprayed with a loud voice, “ Lord Je once to the Law) hath supplied: sus, have mercy on me : Lord Jesus, That this hope of the Gospel was receive my spirit." These were the Bishop Hooper's groupd of confilast words he was heard to utter. But dence, through life and in death, is when he was black in the mouth, and plain from the history before us. It his tongue swollen, 80 that he could was for maintaining this doctrine that not speak, yet his lips moved till they he was persecuted, and at last burned were shrunk to the gums: and he at the stake. And it was this docknocked his breast with his hands, till trine which enabled him to meet one of his arms fell off, and then death, in its most terrible form, with knocked with the other, until, by a re- confidence and joy: newal of the fire," his strength failed, This hope, reader, must be your's and his hand stuck to the iron on his and mine, if we would live and die in breast. Immediately, bowing for- peace. We are miserable sinners ;" wards, he yielded up the ghost. and 5 there is no other name under
He was three quarters of an hour in Heaven, given among men, whereby the fire. Like a lámh he patiently bore we can be saved, but the name of Jo, the extremity of suffering, neither sus Christ.” To him we must look moving backwards nor forwards, nor for salvation; and then we shall live to either side,
holily, as Hooper lived ; and die hapAnd now, 'reader, what should be pily, as Hooper died. your feelings at the close of such an account as that which you have seen. An Account of the Society in EngIs it not calculated to impress on you and me a sense of the value of our
land for Promoting Christian
Knowledge souls, their lost state, and our need of a Saviour? Did Hooper give up his
[The Society in England for promoting body to the flames, rather than re- Christian Knowledge is so distinguished nounce his hope in Christ ? Let us for its pious labours, that we presume the ask ourselves, what pains we have following account of this venerable institaken, to secure to ourselves that tution will be acceptable to our readers. blessed hope which maketh not
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