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from persecution to Boston, in New | the means of preparing to meet lám. England, in 1682. He was the Doc- 4. That a timely regard to the comtor's father. Benjamin, disliking his mands of God will secure a happy father's business of a tallow-chan-meeting between him and ourselves. dler, "was afterwards put to a prin- These observations are so judiciouster; and being of a decided and per- ly and evangelically illustrated, and severing turn, he broke through all so affectionately and faithfully apdiscouragements and difficulties, plied, that it is impossible to peruse and excelled in almost every thing them, with any degree of serioushe undertook, and not only became ness, without being impressed and an industrious tradesman, a useful improved. member of society, and a sound philosopher, but was called to fill some of the most important offices in the state; and by attending rigidly to those principles of integrity and perseverance which seldom fail of success, he gained the esteem of all classes, astonishing the world by his talents; and closed a long and useful life, April 17, 1790, aged 84 years.".

Poor Richard, or the Way to Wealth, was first printed in the Pennsylvania Almanack, in 1758. Since that time, few books have obtained more general circulation. We are glad to see our old friend in this new dress, and most cordially recommend him and his maxims on

the importance and improvement of time, on industry, on frugality, on dress, and on running in debt; toge

ther with the new sections on the necessity of the blessing of God, on the importance of good company, and on the sabbath-day, to all our readers. We thank the arranger for the trouble which he has taken, and think this little book well adapted for the purpose for which it was intended.

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Serious and Friendly Hints, on the
Duties and Privileges of Church
Fellowship; addressed to Candi-
dates for Communion, and the Junior
Members of Dissenting Churches.
By J. Edwards.

THESE Serious and useful hints are divided into short chapters, containing the following subjects:tions-The Nature of a Christian Personal Piety-Positive InstituChurch-The Duties and Privileges of Church Members-Punctuality

Circumspection-and Brotherly Love. These hints well deserve the attention of the persons to whom they were addressed, and are very suitable to be put into the hands of all those especially, who are about to unite in fellowship with the

church of Christ.

A Metrical Index to the Bible; or,

Alphabetical Tables of the Holy Scriptures, in Metre: composed, 1. To help the Memory in learning it. 2. To connote with the Letters, the Numbers of the several Chapters. 3. And to supply the want of a small Concordance; useful for all Lovers of God's Word, especially for young Students in Theology. By Josiah Chorley, M. A. Minister of the Gospel in Norwich.

and its design is to afford the reader THIS is a very neat little book, of the sacred volume, a kind of Memoria Technica, or artificial memory; by the help of which, a summary of the whole may constantly be present in the mind. The notes are original, and the engravings are from the designs of Mr. Thurston, and executed by R. Branston, and R. Branston, Junior,

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A Plain Answer to the important Question, "What must I do to be saved?" with an earnest and affectionate Address to the Reader. By Joseph Freeston, of Hinckley. Button, &c. 1s.

THIS is a plain discourse, upon a subject of all others the most interesting. Whoever feels interested in the important question, will here find it satisfactorily answered. We are pleased to hear, that Mr. Fuller's celebrated tract on the same subject

has been translated into the Irish

language, by the Baptist Irish Society.

The Utility and Advantages of Bible Associations considered: in an affectionate Address to the Inhabitants of the Parish of Christ Church, Surry. By James Upton. Second Edition.

[See Page 461, in this Number.] THE Rev. Mr. Upton has been minister of the Baptist congregation in Church-street, Blackfriars-road, more than thirty-two years.

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

In the Press.

Dr. Carey's Pamphlet " On the Obligations of Christians to attempt the Con

version of the Heathens," &c.; with an Advertisement, containing Hints of Dr. Carey's Life. This was Dr. Carey's first Work.

The whole Works of the Rev. John Flavel, forming six large Vols. 8vo.

A Grammatical Analysis (on a Plan perfectly simple, and altogether new,) of the French, Italian, Spanish, German, the ancient and modern Greek, Latin, Hebrew, and Syriac Languages, with a classed Vocabulary; whereby those Languages may be respectively_acquired with Facility: by the Rev. Frederic Nolan, Author of an Inquiry into the Integrity of the Greek Vulgate, &c. &c. The modern Greek will be furnished

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Letters on the Excellence and In fluence of Evangelical Truth, proving its humbling and holy Tendency. By the Rev. James Upton. Including Letters on the Divinity of the Son of God; the Personality and Divinity of the Holy Spirit; on Moral Obligations and Chris tian Obedience, &c. &c. attempting to prove the Moral Law to be the Rule of Moral Conduct to Believers. In which some Remarks are made on the Spirit and Sentiments of Messrs. G, F B, &c. Extracts from various Authors. On Marriage. Advice to a New Married Couple. Mercy. Cautionary Counsel. A Serious Address on Christian Duty. The Utility and Advantages of Bible Associations, Piety the best Portion, &c.

A Monument of

An Account of the Life, Ministry, and Writings of the Rev. Johu Fawcett, D. D. Fifty-four Years Minister of the Gospel at Waingate and Hebden Bridge, near Halifax ; containing a Variety of Particulars not generally known, relative to the Revival and Progress of Religion in many Parts of Yorkshire and Lan cashire, &c.

Just Published,

A Letter to the Rev. George Burder, Editor of the Evangelical Magazine; in answer to Observations contained in the Magazines of June and July, 1818, on Remarks by Dr. Adam Clarke, on the Fore-knowledge of God,

A Sermon, in Commemoration of

Bartholomew-Day; delivered at the Meeting-house in Dean-street, South wark, August 24, 1818; by J. H. Cramp,

An Elegy on the lamented Death of Thomas Beck. Sir Samuel Romilly, M. P.; by the Rev.

Part I. for the Use of the Learners; Hymns for Adult Schools, in 2 Parts; Part II. for the Devotional Exercises of the Conductors and Teachers. By J S. Broad, one of the Secretaries of the Bristol Adult School Society, for teaching the Adult Poor to read the Scriptures.

The Fourth Annual Report of the Baptist Irish Society, containing some very interesting Letters of Correspond. ence, down to the present Time, with the Lecture delivered by the Secretary at Bristol, in June, 1818.

by Mr. Calbo, a Native of the Ionian Republic, and Public Lecturer Greek Literature. This Work will be A new Edition, (carefully revised and bandsomely printed in one Volume, corrected,) of President Edwards's Life 12mo. and be SO constructed as to of the late Rev. David Brainerd, Misform a Grammatical Apparatus to Mr. sionary to the Indians, from the Honour Bagster's Polyglott Bible, now in Pro-able Society in Scotland for Propagating gress of Publication. Christian Knowledge. 8vo.

472

Missionary Retrospect and Foreign Intelligence.

NETHERLANDS.

Extract of a Letter from an English Gentleman at Brussels, dated Sept. 1818. SINCE my landing in France I have spent a little time with my friends at Cambray. The state of religion among the French Protestants is very gloomy in that city the government will not permit them to meet for divine worship. The Bourbons are intolerant bigots, wholly devoted to the priests. In my journey I passed by a village called Jassey: most of the inhabitants are Protestants; but having no minister, and little or no religion, and being under the frowns of government, abundance of the young people have turned, and are turning Papists. There is a great work among our soldiers in and near Cambray. About 150 meet in small societies for prayer and exhortation : they are Wesleyans. My friend P, of Jersey, about a year and half since, had introduced the preaching of the gospel at St. Maloes, but was persecuted by the government, and obliged to desist. Upon his informing me of it, I advised him not to be discouraged, but to attempt to place a station in Brabant, where was a toleration. I sent him my mite, and recommended it to him to try Tournay and Mons, as French is the language of the country. He adopted my plan, and about a year ago sent a pious steady young man of the name of De F to Tournay. I spent two very agreeable days with him. I trust the acorn is planted, which will one day become an oak. When De F- came to Tournay, he found but one Protestant, who told him he believed he could not find another in the city. A persecution arose, and he expected every day to be taken by the horse-soldiers, called the Gens d'armes, and to be banished from the kingdom: but God, who has the hearts of all men in his hands, raised him up a friend, an officer in the army, whose wife has the title of baroness. This lady being related to one of the Ministers of State, he wrote to him in favour of De F-. The Minister related the case to the King of the Netherlands, who replied, that he wished the spread of the gospel in his dominions.

His

Majesty ordered a church in Tournay to be set apart for him to preach in when he pleased, and has settled fifty pounds a-year upon him to preach the gospel, and signed the order with his own hand. The king is accessible to the lowest of his subjects. I heard De F- twice in the church last Lord's-day, and in the evening in a private house. He delivered a very pleasing and useful discourse in the afternoon on the new birth. It is at present a day of small things. His audience in the city amounts to about 60; and he preaches in a village three leagues from Tournay to about 130 persons, who come out of seven villages. He says, that he has reason to believe there are above ten persons, since he has been in the country, who have been savingly converted to God, most of whom were Roman Catholics. They have renounced Popery, and are much persecuted by their relations and the priests. I have conversed with much pleasure with his little flock. You must recollect that in Brabant the people are all bigoted Roman Catholics, who would persecute the Protestants to death. The government is mild, tolerant, and Protestant. Brabant is to Holland, what Ireland is to England; it is full of ignorant and furious Papists. In France it is quite the reverse. There the govern ment is bigoted, and thoroughly devoted to the priests, who triumph; whilst the lowest of the people are much more enlightened than their government. The majority of the people in France laugh at and despise the mummeries of po pery, and cordially hate the priests. The government have augmented the salaries of the priests two-fifths, and reduced the pensions of the soldiers. I have seen the French Protestant minister at Brussels. He is a converted character. He preaches the gospel, has the interest of Christ at heart, and has lately opened a lecture on Sunday evenings, which is well attended. Here is a Wesleyan Methodist preacher, who preaches in a room,

Oh, that the drop may become a rivulet, the rivulet a river, and the river an ocean! May the Lord hasten it in his own time, amen.

Yours, &c. &c.

T. B.

BAPTIST MISSION.

INDIA.

Extract of a Letter from Dr. Marshman to Dr. Ryland, dated Feb. 15, 1818.

I Now write merely to send you a half-finished copy of a "Review of the Mission." The rest will follow, I hope, in a week; it may indeed reach you before this. My heart has been cheered beyond measure in writing it. The Lord is surely blessing the Mission, and that abundantly. He will plant the gospel in India. Four hundred baptized in these three years past;-the gospel made known in twenty-five stations, of which twenty are occupied by gifts he has raised up in India. What can he not do? Bless the Lord with us, and trust him evermore.

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I ARRIVED at Samarang on the 9th of November, and am now occupying the house which Mr. T. occupied, and in which he finished his course. To all human appearance, the cause of the Java Mission suffered severely when he was called away. Perhaps more missionaries may here finish their course before much is done towards the conversion of the Javanese; but whether this may happen or not, is not our concern. To attempt to gain access into these strong holds of Satan is our duty; and if we should meet with death in the endeavour, it will be a pleasurable reflection in the moment when heart and flesh shall fail, to think that we have in any way laboured for God.

An indulgent Providence has preserved me during the most sickly part of the year from any very severe sickness. I have occasionally been unwell, but am now in the possession of a good share of health. My wife has also been restored from a fever, with which she was distressingly afflicted. Our babe is in good health, and is a great comfort to us in our retired situation.

I have endeavoured to collect an

have engaged a native for my teacher, who seems to understand the language pretty well; but it is difficult work, owing to the little information which the teachers can give relative to the nature of their language. Mr. Bruckner has made very considerable progress in the study of it, and I hope to obtain some good assistance from him.

Mr. Robinson to Mr. Hinton; April 8, 1818.

I HAVE not much news to send from Java; but I am happy to say, that of late we have met with no interruption: still I believe the governor cannot countenance us, unless we receive permission from the King of Holland to settle here as missionaries; and, consequently, I am anxious that you should strain every nerve to obtain such permission.

My course of employment is as follows:-On Sabbath morning, I preach or expound at Mr. Diering's, on the west side of Batavia; in the afternoon, I preach in a house on the east side; and at seven o'clock in the evening, I hold English worship in my own house, when a few Americans and English sometimes attend. On Monday evening I hold a prayer-meeting in Batavia, to pray for the spread of the gospel in Java. We have two or three praying friends, besides Diering and myself. On Tuesday evening I speak to a few people, at Mr. Diering's; and on Wednesday evening I explain the scriptures to a few poor people, at a house about midway between Batavia and my own house. On Thursday evening I call my servants together, and any neighbours who choose to come, and speak to them for half an hour. On Friday evening I preach in the same house as on the Sabbath afternoon; and on Saturday evening I shut myself up in my study. The rest of my time is spent in studying, writing, &c.; and in doing many things which I cannot particularize. When I perform my regular task, I have not an hour, from rising in the morning to the time of retiring to rest in the evening, for reading an English book: yet, after all, the Musselmans and Chinese are almost neglected; I mean, as it respects going to talk to them in their own houses. Diering in part supplies this deficiency, by going about whenever he has leisure, to talk to the people, and deliver tracts; and I have several other friends, who assist me much in the distribution of tracts. Dier.

English congregation, and have succeeded in persuading a few persons to attend worship at my house on Lord'sday mornings. I have begun to preach in Malay. The Sabbath before last, I had about twelve persons present: some of the Javanese understand Malay, and I have signified my intention to preaching is a very valuable acquisition to the to them every Sabbath evening.

Java Mission. I have never yet seen a

I have begun to learn Javanese: I person born in a hot country, who pos.VOL. X.

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sesses his energy of mind, and talent for exertion. He is employed in a mercantile house, where he does more business than two or three other persons would do; but not content with that, he employs every half hour he has to spare in the service of the Mission. I sometimes hope that the Lord's having given me this helper, is a token for good.

We stand in great need of help, and if I thought the funds of the Society were adequate to it, I should press the sending of two more missionaries to Batavia; one to learn Chinese, and another to assist me in the Malay.

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help to me. We have begun a prayermeeting on Monday evening, but it is not very well attended. There are three persons, besides Diering and myself, who sometimes engage in prayer. If we may judge by their prayers, there is some reason to hope well of each of these persons, for they pray like Christians: but after so many disappointments, my hopes are not very sanguine. I hope there may be one or two amongst the female part of my hearers who are pious; but still my hopes are mixed with fears. At our prayer-meetings, and some other meetings, we sing Malay hymns, which now amount to 46 in number. I give regularly copied by several persons who out a new hymn every week, which is keep books for the purpose. Should I ever be master of 100 Malay hymns, I should then like to print them, if I have opportunity. I preach or expound in Malay five times in the week, at three different places, and have a meeting in my own house on the Sabbath evening, when two or three English or Americans sometimes attend. A native of Batavia, whom I baptized on the 2d of August last, has since fallen away; but I have, at the present time, some slight hopes of his restoration.

Domestic Religious Intelligence.

BIBLE SOCIETY.

From the Fifth Report of the Cinque Ports Auxiliary Bible Society, at the Anniversary on Thursday, November 6, 1817. The Right Hon. the Earl of Liverpool,

President, in the Chair.

IN addressing the Meeting, (which was by far the most numerous since the formation of the Institution,) his Lordship took a comprehensive view of the object and constitution of the British and Foreign Bible Society, and expressed, in the most clear and decided manner, his increased attachment to both.

The Noble President adverted also to the high station which he had the honour of holding in the government of the country, and the consequent duty which devolved upon him to maintain inviolate the trust thus reposed in him by his So

vereign. With this impression, and with the firmest attachment which he entertained to the established church, he could not, from a sense of duty, lend his support to any Society which stood opposed. to it. In uniting with the Bible Society, however, he conscientiously believed he lished church in particular, and that of was supporting the interest of the estab Christianity at large. He was a warm. friend to a kindred Society, because its object was the extension of that church. of which it was his happiness to be a member; and he cordially gave his support to the Bible Society, because, its operations being unlimited, it could extend itself where the other could not; and, by uniting the energies of Christians of all persuasions, it was, in fact, carrying the word of life to every nation, and every clime. His Lordship concluded an able and energetic speech, by stating, that his motive for supporting the Bible Society, was the same as that as

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