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Of this promise, my brethren (which early acquaintance with Mr. Grimshaw, Mr. we have been often tempted to doubt,) we Venn of Huddersfield, Mr. Edwards of nave just now seen a fresh and bountiful Leeds, and other eminent ministers, both in fulfilment. For many weeks in the earlier and out of the establishment, introduce part of the summer, the heavens gathered some interesting particulars respecting them; blackness; the skies poured forth in alarm- and his subsequent union with the Baptist ing abundance ; the clouds returned after denomination, connected him also with the rain ; a general sadness prevailed ; and de- most distinguished men engaged in the misspondency was ready to suggest, . The pro- sion to Serampore ; while his important litemise of the Lord will fail; the Lord hath rary works made him extensively known and forgotten to be gracious,' &c.
highly esteemed, even by the greatest per6 Hush, ye rebellious murmurs; peace, sonage in the kingdom. But we forbear be still! the Omnipotent reigneth; let the entering into any particulars of Dr. Fawcett's earth rejoice, let the people tremble! Jus- life at present, as we shall take the first optice and judgment are the habitation of his portunity of gleaning from it a short Memoir throne,' righteousness and truth are its for our Magazine; in the mean time, we everlasting pillars : " He holdeth the waters
can assure our readers, that the whole volume in the hollow of his hand;' he speaketh to is full of interest, as containing a great body the winds, and immediately there is a great of biographical, theological, and religious licalm; he removeth the sackcloth wherewith terary information, enriched with a variety the skies were girded, and commandeth the of valuable reflections, the result of his long clear shining of the sun in majesty and experience, laborious studies, and active life
. strength. The blessing was awhile suspended, It contains, likewise, “ many particulars reto teach us that God is a sovereign, and lative to the revival of religion in Yorkshire debtor to no man. But though long de- and Lancashire," with copious extracts from layed, at length it came, and proved that his the diary and correspondence of the des faithfulness faileth not, who is kind to the ceased. 'It is a work therefore well adapted unthankful and to the evil. The 'weeks for Reading Societies among religious pero of the harvest' have returned, if not ex- sons, and should have a place in every actly in their expected, yet in their well- Christian library, and especially in those of appointed season, to crown our hopes and our Dissenting academies. We are sorry it shame our distrust. The rich produce of did not reach us sooner. our fields has, in a great measure, most fa- We shall take but one extract at present, vourably been gathered in.
and that as a specimen of the liberality of are full, yielding all manner of store ;' we the editor respecting our own work, and its have the happy prospect of such a rich sup- influence on the religious public:ply, that there shall be no cause of complain- “ The Evangelical Magazine, which from ing in our streets. Our God has crowned its commencement, has been conducted
, and the year with his goodness: his paths drop still continues to be so by ministers of the fatness. Let Britons shout his praise.”. Gospel, of different denominations, has been
The preacher then goes on to treat the a mean of forming a bond of union among subject more spiritually, and with refer-' themselves, their numerous friends and conence to the covenant of grace ; and many of nexions. Wherever such union takes place his remarks appear to us ingenious, and
on proper principles and with suitable mo. some novel; and in this, as in all the dis- tives, it cannot fail to stir up the mind to courses, there is a savour of that name which love and good works, and to be the means of is s as ointment poured forth ;" and with. putting into execution those benevolent plans out which no sermons are likely to be useful which solitary and divided efforts would in to sinners, or acceptable to believers.
vain attempt to accomplish. It is unneces
sary to enter into a detail of the proceedings An Account of the Life, Ministry, an offspring of that union, which has been
of the London Missionary Society (evidenely and Writings of the late Rev. Jn. Faw- for a succession of years so nobly supported cett, D.D. illustrated by copious Extracts mso widely extended." p. 291. from his Diary, &c. 8vc. 12s. Baldwin and Co.
Lectures on some important Branches More than half a century actively spent in of Practical Religion. By, ThoRafles
, the work of the ministry and in literary
M.A. (now DD.) 12mo. 7s. Longman. exertions cannot fail to render this work Tuese'ten Lectures (as we learn from the highly acceptable and useful; especially as Dedication) were delivered at “ The Li
; Dr. Fawcete's name stands intimately
con- verpool Monthly Lecture” in the course of nected with the cause of evangelical religion the last four years, and are published in content and literature in the last century. His sequence of repeated solicitations. Dr. R*
• Our garners
popularity as a preacher is too well esta- thirdly, that the writings of Bishop Hall are blished to need our encomiums or fear our in the hands of comparatively few persons ; criticisms, and we shall attempt nether. and lastly, that, notwithstanding the almost The subjects are all important and of a unrivalled pithiness of that distinguished aupractical tendency, as may be seen by the thor, it is probable there are many readers enumeration : 1. The influence of Chris- for whom the style of Mr. Morris is, on the
tianity on the temporal condition of mankind: whole, better adapted than that of the venei Luke ii. 14.-2. On propriety of conduct in rable Prelate ; whose sentences, from being
public worship : Eccles. v. 1.-3. On the go formed on the Latin model, and containing vernment of the tongue: James i. 26.-4. On numerous words now obsolete, must be to a
the influence of Christianity on the dress of man whose reading has been small and wholly biits professors : 1 Pet. iii. 3, 4.-5. The young confined to modern English, often obscure.
Christian's duty to his unconverted relatives : We cannot say of Mr. Morris, that he is John i. 41, 42.-6. On the imprudent way a pattern of correct and elegant writing. of discharging sacred duties : Rom. xiv. 16.- Here and there an awkward expression7. The due proportion of Christian benevo- such as, “ No doubt but what,”—will be conlence: Mark xii. 41-44.-8. The duty of sidered, by readers of polished taste, as in believers to marry only in the Lord: 1 Cor. some degree marring the beauty of his pevii. 39.-9. The influence of Religion in riods. Yet his style is, on the whole, easy affliction: Ps. cxii. 4.-10. How may each and animated; and, what is better, his sentiChristian best glorify God ? Ps. cxvi. 12. '1 ments are unexceptionable. There are four
The first Lecture is, in our view, a very requisites of authorship, which, when they masterly and valuable discourse upon a topic meet in a work, entitle it to commendation, seldom treated, and never with better effect. notwithstanding minor defects ; viz. as to It affords an argument in favour of our reli- the matter, truth and importance; and as to gion, level to every capacity, and of over- the manner, perspicuity and impressiveness : whelming force. That religion which has these qualities, we are happy to say, are not done, and is still doing, so much for man- wanting in the little volume before us. If kind, can neither be an imposture nor a de- the author, when encouraged to print a selusion. The subjects of the 3d, 4th, and cond edition, will take such measures as may 8th Lectures are of great delicacy, but are be necessary for securing a reduction in the treated with great ability. The 9th Lecture is price, there is reason to hope that his book of peculiar excellence, and we could wish the wili obtain that extent of circulation, which author himself would extract from is a tract its truly excellent tendency makes us defor the use of Visiting Societies, and sick sirous it should have. chambers. The last Lecture is of universal interest; and, upon the whole, we have read The Deluge. A Poem. First Part, this volume with great pleasure, and we can- In three Books. S. Low. 8vo. sewed. not conceive that any pious and intelligent Tuus is the first and laudable attempt of a reader can peruse it with other feelings. young author to employ his promising ta
lents to a useful purpose. Although he canThe Leper: or an Attempt at the not claim originality in his subject, nor be Moral Improvement of Naaman's History. allowed on sách a theme the privilege of In Six Parts. With Two Essays; first, On invention, he has nevertheless made the Jonal's Gourd, or the Vanity of all most of his legitimate materials: and, after Earthly Enjoyments ;-- second,' On the the German poetic prose of The death of Pleasures of Religion. By Owen Morris, Abel, Noah, and Montgomery’s “ World
Southwold. 12mo. 48. Holdsworth. before the flood,” this Poem still merits our Such of our readers as are familiar with the attention, as containing some well delineated contemplations of Bishop Hall, may perhaps descriptions and just reflections; and nothing he ready to ask, on hearing the title of a contrary to Revelation, though some things work on a piece of Scripture history, which not to be found in the sacred writings ; such among many others he has handled—“What'as the converse of angels, and the discourse can the man do that cometh after the King?" of the divine Persons. Notwithstanding the We answer, in defence of the apparent bold- example has been given by the Italian poets, ness of our author, first, that his reflections and followed by Milton, we think it should are more at large than was consistent with be copied sparingly, and with great caution. the Bishop's plan ; secondly, that how mas- The difficulty of ascertaining the facts, terly soever the productions of that eminent and the danger of surmise, are thus properly writer are, it is hardly to be supposed that acknowledged by the author, p. 31he has so completely cleared every field
« The flood o'erturn'd in which he laboured, as to have left no Of human pride, skill, power, each monugleanings to those who come after him ; ment;
And Time, then young and vigʻrous, following Third Report of the Committee of mock'd,
the Society for the Improvement of Prisina With ruthless stroke, each effort to restore Discipline, and the Correction of Juvenile The story of the past : he widely drove Offenders, 1821. With an Appendix
, Tradition's ruins, which fond weening man Svo. 38. J. and A. Arch. Essaying to rebuild, as mix'd they lay, We last year introduced this
Society to our Rais'd nought but fables and the sacred
readers by an account (p. 391) of their word,
Anniversary, and are glad to see the progress Promulg’d by Israel's leader, brought no lore they have since made in their important To aid the poet's fancy, or indulge
undertaking ; not only in many parts of this A vain insatiate curiosity.
kingdom, but in France, Switzerland, Italy, Far other the contents and holy aim Flanders, Germany, Russia, and America, Of the brief chronicle and solemn code : where the object is taken up, with more or To teach to fallen man his being's end less zeal, for the reform as well as punishment Deduc'd from its beginning, -
of criminals. There are a few blemishes, as in the two Two points in this benevolent work parti Spencerian verses, which introduce the Poem. cularly interest us, as editors of a religious In the first is this limping line,
publication, 1. The introduction of religious
instruction and moral diseipline ; the succes u Since the bard of visual
of which, particalarly in the female depa In the second verse, confine and sublime are ment of Newgate, (Appen. p. 191,) by the false rhymes.
blessing of God on the zeal of some pious On page the 7th, line the 3d from the ladies, has been certainly beyond expectation
. bottom, the article is omitted
The remarks of the Committee on the du. The “Word of Wisdom, essence of my love,” ties of Prison Chaplains are also just and
striking; We have observed a few other exceptionable that there are few stations more eminently
and we perfectly agree with them, but the author's representation of his
useful than that of a Chaplain to a prison, disappointments and discouragements, from
though this seems not to have been consipage 25 to 30, is sufficiently affecting to disarm
dered in the slender provision made for their all criticism, and interest his readers in his favour. We hope this first part of his poem
support. As a model of zeal, of piety, and of
kindness, the Committee of the Paris Society will meet with sufficient success to induce him speedily to proceed with the remainder, Joussony," who shut himself up voluntarily
particularly point out « the excellent Père with additional circumspection.
with the slaves in Algiers for 30 years, and died among his charge, “ who were dearer to
him than life.” The Cottage Minstrel: or Hymns
The remarks of the Committee on the for the Assistance of Cottagers in their
evils of attending fairs in the neighbourhood Domestic Worship. By James Edmeston. 18mo. 6d. Westley.
of the metropolis are also just and striking,
particularly as it respects the multitudes of As Mr. Edmeston is already known to our children and youth who resort to them. readers by two small volumes of “ Sacred This leads us to noticeLyrics,''* little need be said of the present 2. The case of Juvenile delinquents, with small work, but that it will not disgrace his which the Metropolis in particular abounds talents. Our readers will probably recollect, -the great -majority of whom are repre that a gentleman last year held out the reward sented by the Committee, who have the of 20 guineas for a work of this nature, and best opportunities of knowing, as the offwe understand Mr. E. has been the success- spring
of ignorance, depravity, and neglect
, ful candidate. We give the first hymn, “ On and the victims of circumstances over which Prayer Meetings,” as a specimen, in our they could have no controula Numbers are poetical department of this month.
nursed in depravity and tutored in crime." Whatever scarcity may have been re- For such offenders a “ Temporary Refuge." cently supposed, we think there can be no has been provided; and we are happy to more room for complaint, after this publica- see several instances of its success, particution, Mr. Beck's Hymns for Villagers, and larly in the child of a poor sailor, who, or Mr. Cobbin's Village Hymns. (See our returning thanks to the Committee, used Mag. for June, p. 241.)
this expressive language - This house has
saved me from ruin." * See our Mag. for April last, p. 154. p. 180 to 187.).
“Small Beginnings not to be Contemplations on the Sufferings, Deather
Despised." A Sermon, preached for the and Resurrection of Christ and of his People
Mr. T.'s Devotional Retirement; with an This discourse, the reader will readily con- Essay on Job, &c. jecture, is founded on the question of the A New Edition of Dr. Dick's Lectures on Prophet Zachariah, ch. iv. 9. « Who has de- the Acts. 2 vols. 8vo. spised the day of small things ?". Applying Happiness! a Tale for the Grave and the this text; 1. To the case of Religious Insti- Gay. 2 vols. post 8vo. tutions, Mr. James reviews (very briefly of
Biblical Fragments : intended to promote course, the rise of Christianity-of Protes- among her own Sex a taste for Biblical tantism of Methodism of the London Reading. By Mrs. Schimmelpennick. Missionary Society--the Baptist Mission- Abridgement of the Abbé Rochon's
Voyage the British and Foreign Bible Society:- to Madagascar; with a Portrait of Prince 2dly, To the case of personal religion : and, Rataffe. By Tho, Towne. in the improvement of the discourse, to the The Warning Voice, being a Narrative of Society now before him, of which he gives A—M-, by Mrs. Hewlett. us the following (among others) encouraging Mary Nelson; or the Narrative of a Wi. particulars : “ More than 60 boats have been dow's Family. In 1 vol. seen round this floating, chapel at the same Dialogues between Farmer Watson and time, waiting to convey their crews from the his Man Harry. solemnities of public worship to their re
SELECT LIST. spective vessels! Six hundred sailors have Anecdotes, interspersed with Observations, been beheld at one time listening to the glad intended to furnish Entertainment and Intidings of salvation!”
struction for Leisure Hours. By J. Thorn Mr. James apologises for borrowing some
ton. 2 vols. 12mo. 8s. ideas from a sermon on the same subject by Mental Discipline: or Hints on the Culo Mr Jay ; but we cannot judge with what tivation of Intellectual Habits. By the Rev. necessity, as we have not, at the present H. F. Burder. 8vo. 4s. 6d. moment, the opportunity of comparing them. A New Edition of the Rev. R. Hall's
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