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'to employ them. It is much to be desired that the whole question of missions should from time to time be brought and kept before the public mind, till Christians be made clearly to see the matchless glory of the enterprise-deeply to feel the duty, and duly to estimate the honour and privilege of promoting it. When once this comes to pass, the work will go steadily on; there will be prayer as well as labour for the great object, and prosperity will attend our way. The mighty undertaking is to be achieved by means, not by miracle. Indeed, “ the only miracle necessary, is, that Christians should have some concern for the souls of their fellow creatures."* The more we have of this, the more we have of Christ, the great Pattern and Patron of the illustrious brotherhood of missionaries. Oh! what love is that which burns for souls in his bosom! Let us share it; let us show it. Let us feel as he felt; let us do as he did. Let us, like him, weep over sin, and go about doing good! Compared with this, every thing is low, and every thing is little. Oh! how transcendent, then, is the honour of England and of America, in being permitted to take the part which they have taken in this great work! Brethren, of both countries, ponder the obligations resulting from that honour! Let every soul on British ground hear the glad tidings, and let all who hear, believe, live, love, and obey. Let Englishman be synonymous with Christian, and Christian with saint! Let America, with all her millions, awake to a full apprehension of her mercies and her duties. Oh! let her forthwith remove that foul stain, that spot of blood, which now pollutes her banner! America and Slavery!
Horrid conjunction! America, the land of the free! And that America, the greatest slaveholder, man-seller, man-slayer, in the universe! Monstrous inconsistency! Cruel abomination! Men of Massachusetts! and all Americans who value the honour of a British origin, and who dread to disgrace their Pilgrim parentage, stand forth, and cleanse your hands from the foul fellowship of dealers in human flesh! And, ye Commissioners of the American Board of Missions, awake from your dream! Lay aside your fine distinctions about slavery in the “abstract,” or slavery in the concrete! Slavery is slavery, disguise it as you may. Slavery is injustice—is cruelty-is murder! Your duty as members of the family of man, and still more of the family of Christians, is prior, and paramount to your duty as members of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Purify your society, whatever may be the consequences. Reject at once the planter, and his ill-acquired substance! Can the pure eye of Heaven look with satisfaction on the chains of bondage, and the price of blood ? In the name of justice, humanity, and religion, we implore you, send not into the field of missions, men clothed and fed with the product of tears, torture, and death!
INDEX TO SUBJECTS.
Army, British, depravity of, 439 ;
composed of the bad only, 452 ;-
ment, 453 ;-Portuguese, 439;-
Asia, no hope for, but in missions,
354, 355 ; --- his comparison of Aunra, wonderful history of, 20.
military and moral greatness, 394.
Bacon, Lord, powers and achieve-
slave contribution, 515, 516. Battle-field considered in relation to
Battles, method of counting at Ma-
the slave trade of, 72 ;-effect of Bible, its condemnation of war, 135.
British teachers, great influence of,
-414 ;-forbade any to paint him and foster that of missions, 3.
but Apelles, 424 ;-his death, 249. Brougham, Right Hon. Lord, his
114 ; - attempts to delineate it,
vance of his age, 117;-has much
- their extraordinary apathy, 503; flections on his religious charac-
sionary Smith, 120; greatness of
correction of bis Lordship's view,
123 ;—dedication to Earl Spencer, | Chalmers, Dr., fine apostrophe by,
and America, address to the, 483.
40;--his dialogue with Williams, blance to Brougham, 134 ;-on
ambition, 226;-on philanthropy,
slave trade, 70 ;-his testimony to - his description of moral great-
labour, 107 ;-wonderful instance
trait of, 262 ;-apostrophe to man, should support missions, 191;-
picture of its progress, 335-348;
400 ;-Williams's “ Enterprises."
demonstrate that the gospel is the
Classic writers compared with the
“ Enterprises” of Williams, 284 ; | Education, Lord Brougham's ideas
of missions, 67 ;-- ships of, sent
sionary for the Raiateans and of, against slavery, 74 ;-condi-
tion of, under the Normans, 86 ;-
for missionary enterprise, 478. naval rejoicings, 101 ;-her chief
408 ;—her war-debt and taxes,
compared with Williams, 250. sions, 471 ;-her superiority to all
her colonial territory, 473, 474.
tion of, 507, 508.
Experiment, a grand, in relation to
Curran, Sheridan, Fox, Erskine,
Mackintosh and Sir W. Scott, 206.
what it is not, 182 ; -- apostolic
and studies of, 90;-his profound 184 ;-error of Lord Brougham
influence of, 188;—source of good
as become Christians, 80.
Force not to be used to promote
Foster, Rev. John, opinions of, on
the Classics, 293, 294 ; - “ Essays"
of, 298 ;-appeal to, in behalf of
the missionary character, 349 ;-
his capabilities of advancing the
cause of missions, 372, 373.
Frederick the Great, character and
wars of, 419, 420.