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ry effort to introduce it failed, untił Mc. Samuel Edwards of Glywn, in about three years ago the Lord Welsh, from Heb. iv. 14. Many found brought a pious family to reside there. these meetings " times of refreshing Deploring its benighted situation they from the presence of the Lord.” hired a house, got it licenced for wor. ship; and, notwithstanding much op- We learn by a letter from Wales position, a congregation has been that in the Island of Anglesea, the raised; and the word was blessed to Rev. Christmas Evans, and his assistthe salvation of sinners.

ants have baptized, during the last Thus encouraged, they resolved to eighteen months, upwards of 500 pererect a place of worship.

It is ear

sons, on a personal profession of their nestly hoped that the friends of Zion faith in Christ. will feel interested in the success of Sunday School Union. The Annual the gospel, at a place so deeply in- Meeting of the Sunday School Union, volved in darkness and ignorance, and will be held at the City of London that they will cheerfully contribute ac- Tavern, Bishopsgate Street, on Wedcording to their ability towards de- nesday Morning, the both of May. fraying the remainder of the expense Breakfast to be provided at 6 o'clock, incurred.

and the chair taken at half past six

precisely. Feb. 17th, a small neat place of The Annual Meeting of the British worship in the Baptist denomination, and Foreign Bible Society, will be was opened at Machynlleth, Mont- held at Free Mason's · Hall, Great gomery; Mr. Jesse Jones, and Mr. Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, John James, preached on the occa- on Wednesday the 3d of May. The sion.

President will take the chair at twelve March 28, a new and convenient o'clock precisely. N.B. No Ladies meeting house was opened at Llan- can be admitted. drepis, Montgomeryshire, for the use The Annual Meeting of the Religiof the Baptists, which is well attend- ous Tract Society will be held at the ed. Mr. Palmer of Shrewsbury City of London Tavern, Bishopsgate preached on

this occasion, from 1 Pe- Street, opposite to Threadneedle ter iii. 18. Mr. John Phillips in the Street, at half past six in the morning, evening, from Ps. xxxvii. 39. Next on Thursday, the 11th of May. The , morning, Mr. Palmer again preached, chair will be taken at half past seven, from Heb. xii. 28, 29., and Mr. Phil- precisely. lips in Welsh from 1 Cor. i. 23.

On Friday, 12th May, the Annual March 29. The Quarterly Meeting Meeting of the Hibernian Society, was held at Oswestry, Shropshire; will be held at the City of London Tawhen Mr. Palmer preached in the e- vern, Bishopsgate Street, at half past vening, from Job xxvi. 14. On the six in the morning. The chair will be 30th in the afternoon Mr. J. Phillips taken at half past seven precisely. preached from Heb. vi.. 17, 18. and


Time and Place of their respective Meetings.
Bucks and Herts, at Great Missenden, Wed. May 24.
Essex, at Earl's Coln, Tues, May 30.
In Ireland, at Dublin, Frid, July 14.
Kent and Sussex, at Chatham, Tues. and Wed. June 6 and 7.
Midland, at Birmingham, Tues. and Wed. May 16 and 17.
Norfolk and Suffolk, at Stoke Ash, Tues. and Wed. June 6 and 7.
Northern, at liamsterly, Tues and Wed. June 27 and 28.
Northamptonshire, at Luton, Tues, and Wed. May 16 and 17.
Oxfordshire, at Fairford, Tues, and Wed. May 16 and 17.
Shropshire, at Shrewsbury. Wed. and Thurs. May 3 and 4.
Western, at Salisbury, Wed. and Thurs. May 17 and 18.
York and Lancashire, at Bramley, Wed. and Thurs, May 17 and 18.

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The life of Mr. Webb does not the causes which induce or obfurnish that variety of incident struct general notice, are often and adventure, which has usu-circumstantial, and adventitious ally given to biography its po- to the sterling and personal pularity and interest. In the claims to notorietý, furnished very outset of his public career, either by the intellect, or the he was arrested by the hand of heart. There are flowers in the affliction, which, in the issue, world of science and of morals, “deprived him of the residue as well as in that of nature, of his years.” But, for this, which are born to blush unhis talents, of the highest intel- seen. lectual order, his unhesitating Although the life of my deattachment to the truths of the parted friend produced little or Gospel, together with a goodly nothing of the romantic; but, portion of genuine piety, would, eyen in its afflictions, preserved doubtless, have introduced him a distressing monotony; still, it to connexions more productive was that of a man of original of incident than can be ex- genius, who, emerging from the pected in the biography of a obscurities of birth, and 'surman, driven by affliction, to mounting the difficulties apearly seclusion, from ministerial pended to an education comengagements.

mencing at a date too recent; He, however, obtained cele- quietly, and without ostentation, brity as extensive as the nature nurtured his mind by studies of his pursuits and the privacy and meditation, till it attained of affliction would allow. It a growth in learning seldom acoriginated purely from personal quired, even by those who spend character: but his instance a much longer life than his in furnishes evidence, additional to scientific pursuits. what has been previously ad- Disappointed, by sickness, in duced, that it does not fall to the ministry of the Gospel, his the lot of all the good, nor of first and ardent choice, he was all the great, to be recognised induced to engage in the edu, as such by the popular eye ; that cation of youth; and, from this



circumstance, his attention was perhaps, not such marked atprincipally directed to lingual tention as it deserves.* He research. To this he devoted began late, but, possessing a the leisure which his engage- mind which would have 'excelled mefits in the school room, and in any pursuit that allowed room the repose claimed by an en- for the exertion of its strength, feebled frame, would allow. he conducted the study with all During the last three years of that enthusiasm which makes his life, his studies were chiefly difficulties but the occasion of directed to a topic, connected new exertion and accelerated with classical literature, that progress. does not receive general, and, But, while Mr. Webb, was



* This was an investigation of the English language in its Anglo-Saxon and Gothic sources. It originated at the suggestion of his physician, whose children were placed under Mr.Webb's care. This gentleman has seen the MSS. prepared by Mr. Webb, on these recondite subjects, and though fully aware that amor scientiæ, as well as amor patriæ dat animum, has expressed his astonishment that, with a constitution to which grasshopper was a burden,” such a mass of materials should have been collected in so short a space of time. It is to be lamented, that they are not sufficiently matured to allow of any thing more than extracts, which will be sent to a miscellany adapted to the subject. The agenda of Mr. Webb (in all the articles of which he had made considerable progress) are subjoined for the gratification of those readers of the Baptist Magazine, who were his companions at the Bristol Academy, or who may be engaged, at present, in classical pursuits. 1. A Grammar of the primitive, intermediate, and modern English Tongue. The primitive, or Anglo-Saxon, and the modern English, to be made as complete as possible. The intermediate to consist, principally, of such notices of the progress and changes of the languages, as may be necessary to elucidate and connect the other two.

An historical introduction, deducing the genealogy of the AngloSaxon: its connexion with other tongues: its dialects: works written in it: the necessity of recurring to it for a full investigation of English

grammar. 2. A Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon.

A methodised work, like Mair's Tyro's Dictionary, with an index; or, a reprint of Somner, Lye, and Manning. 3. Reprints of Anglo-Saxon works, in English characters.

Saxon Gospels. Heptateuch. Psalter. Laws. Alfred's Works. Chronicle. 4. Orthographical Collections, illustrative of the grammatical history of the English language, from the Norman Conquest to the age of Milton,

Part 1. Tracing the language, upwards, to its earliest period, in one volume.

Part II. Tracing the language, downwards, from its earliest period, in two volumes.

The second part subdivided : English before Wickliffe : from WickIliffe to the Reformation: from the Reformation to Paradise Lost. 5. Grammar of the Moeso-Gothic. 6. A Gothic Dictionary. 7. Gothic Gospels, in English characters. 8. The Gothic, Anglo-Saxon, Wickliffe's, and Tyndal's Gospels, in four

parallel columns, in English characters; two columns in a page.

in two parts.

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