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“judgment came upon all men to con- l of interest in his salvation, to exam ne demnation.” He then presents us with well on what it is founded and on the a very scriptural view of the character danger of deceiving themselves by of the Son of Man—the Seed of the wo-| dreaming of heaven without holinessman of whom it was predicted that he of salvation in their sins, or of being should bruise the head of the serpent- saved by Christ while they do not bear the seed of Abraham in whom all na- his image. The Sermons are of a very tions were to be blessed—the Prophet popular cast-the style generally corlike unto Moses whom the Lord would rect, perspicuous, and animated—the adraise up from among his people Israel - dresses are pointed, pathetic, and manly; the seed of David who was to sit upon and indeed the whole volume shews the his throne-the child that was to be author to have been a most ainiable man born of a virgin-the Son given, who and excellent preacher. There is a good was to be “ Immanuel"-God with us- portrait of him prefixed to the volume, to whom every knee should bow and from which we learn that he died March every tongue confess him LORD, to the 15th, 1820, at the age of thirty-nine. glory of God the Father: and whose name | The Sermons, we believe, are published was called Jesus, because his mission by his widow, who, if we are rightly i'ninto this world was "to save his people formed, is á Baptist by profession; a from their sins-a work which could never well informed Christian, of very superior be effected by any created power." Having mental accomplishmenis; and we sindefended with great clearness and energy cerely hope she will find herself amply the essential deity of the Saviour, from compensated for the pains she has taken the miracles wbich he wrought, and the in preparing the work for the public eye. numerous express testimonies of the inspired writers, he considers his benevoJent embassy to seek and save that

A Series of Addresses to Young People. which was lost”-and the methods by

By J. "HOOPER, A. M. London: which this was effected, viz. by giving

Burton and Smith, 1821. pp. 320. his life as a ransom for them, thus re

12mo. pr. 5$. 6d. bds. deeming them from the curse of the di The author of this volume is, we bevine law, by bearing the punishment | lieve, classical tutor at the Hoxton due to their sins, and delivering them | Academy, and pastor of the Indepenfrom the wrath to come. Having ex dent church assembling for worship in piated sin by his death on the cross, he Old Gravel Lane, Wapping. In the “ rose again for our justification, and latter capacity these disourses were deascended to heaven to intercede for all / livered, as Annual Addresses on New in whose behalf he died, and there to Year's Day. They are twelve in numcarry into full effect all the purposes of ber, and are upon the following subgrace and salvation.” The narrative of jects :-The youthful Jesus proposed as Jesus; all he did, and said, and suffered a model for imitation. Luke ii. 52.-The for us here below; the path he marked gain of wisdom recommended as the for us to tread; and what he is doing for best acquisition. Prov. iv.7--9.-Parenụs now, is recorded that we might believe tal affection and concern, a motive to that Jesus is the Son of God, and that be filial excellence. Prov. xxxi. 2.-Parenlieving we might have life through his name." tal dedication by baptism, i motive to For this end he instituted the Gospel personal dedication. 1 Sam. i. 27, 28, ministry-commanded his servants to A persuasive to church communion in go into all the world, and preach the early life. Is. xliv. 3-5.—The honour Gospel to every creature;" to this very attached to early piety. 1 Kings, xiv. 13.end, that he who believes it may be Portrait of an excellent young female. saved, while he that believes not shall Prov. xxxi. 29.-Young men cautioned be condemned, because he rejects the against the prevailing dangers of the revelation of life and salvation," p. 137., present day. Titus ii. 6.- Seasonable This is an epitome of the Sermon, which admonitions in reference to conjugal closes with a pungent appeal to the life. Gen. xxvii. 46.-On the value of hearers on the solemn truth that they the soul. Gen. ii. 7.-The divine claims. are all naturally in a lost state, and on Prov. xxiii. 26.-On numbering our the necessity of fleeing from the wrath days. Psalm xc. 12. . to come, by believing in the Son of God Mr. Hooper is a very sensible man; -and to such of them as profess a hope, and, with the exception of the fourth

sermon, which is founded on the prin- , in mind by his excesses, in the midst of his ciples of Pædobaptism, he has pro- days he is confined to the chamber and to duced a volume that reflects great the bed of sickness ; where, forsaken by his credit on his understanding and his

former gay companions, he is left a prey to heart. It abounds with excellent ad

bitter remorse, and to the upbraidings of an vice to young persons, couched in every

accusing concience ;-he views with horror mode of address that is calculated to

his approaching doom ;-at length death

strikes the blow ;-he dies;-his guilty spiaffect the human mind. Examples of

rit is summoned before God;-he is doomed the highest excellence are presented to everlasting death and despair ;- he to their contemplation, and urged upon plunges into the gulf of endless perdition, them for their imitation. The advan- and is lost for ever and ever! tages of early piety are inculcated and | Do not deem this a mere fancy-picture, pressed home upon them, by every in which a gloomy imagination has given too motive which scripture and reason fur

much of the sombre colouring. Would to nish; and the temptations to which

God it were ! No, it is a weak attempt to

| describe the actual history of many a de. the young are more especially exposed, are exhibited with faithfulness, and

luded young man. God grant that none of

you may know its truth by experience! accompanied by warnings of the most 2. But mark the useful course, the peacesolemn kind. We shall give a spe- ful end, the happy destiny of the opposite cimen of the latter, taken from the character of a truly pious youth. eighth sermon, the text of which is, Whilst others are spending their youthful “ Young men likewise exhort to be strength and talent in the pursuit of sinful sober-minded.” Having discussed his joys, he is devoting his heart to God, and subject at considerable length, and by

| employing his time and his talents to useful considerations derived from the short

| purposes ;-he is diligent in business, and

careful to improve his mind;- he is associaness and uncertainty of life—from the

| ting with the wise, and daily growing in account which they will have to give at wisdom ;-he finds, as 'he advances, that the righteous tribunal of heaven--and - Wisdom's ways are ways of pleasantness, by their eternal destiny, beseeching and paths of peace;"-he finds neither time them to be reconciled to God, the dis- nor inclination to attend to the decoration course closes with presenting to their of his person ;-he has no relish for the gay, view a contrasted portrait of two oppo

the witty, the frothy conyersation of the site characters.

fashionable circles -his pleasure consists in

doing good, in devoting all his spare time • I. Mark the sinful course, the miserable to the alleviation of virtuous suffering ;--he end, and the awful destiny of the thought

pursues a steady, joyous course'; be is a less young sinner.

blessing to his friends, to the church, and to He gradually burst the barriers of a good

his country;--he lives beloved and respected; education; he entered, with hesitating step,

and when he dies, he dies in peace, amid the haunts of folly and vice che blushed

the sympatihes and blessings of pious friendand retreated a step or two;—he advanced

ship :-his departing soul ascends to God, and grew familiar;-he became enamour- / associates with happy spirits, and enjoys ed ;-he adopted the manners, and echoed ) iminortal felicity !” the conversation of his gay and witty companions ;-it is true the oath at firit faul There is also much excellent advice tered on his tongue, and his lips quivered as to parents, interspersed throughout the it passed; but he soon assumed a bolder and volume; and, with the unhappy exception à firmer tone ;--flattered and applauded, he above specified, we can heartily recomadvanced ;-he went to the haunts of dissi

mend it to our readers, as a highly pation ;-plunged into an extravagant mode

interesting and useful publication. Nor of life ;-acquired habits of indulgence, ruinous to his constitution, as well as his sub

do we think that our friends of the stance;-in his extremity he is driven to

Antipædobaptist persuasion, need to adopt dishonourable means of supplying the make the sermon to which we allude, cravings of appetite, which, the more they any objection to the purchase of the are indulged, the louder are their demands: book;—there is no danger whatever of and if, at, this stage of his sinful course, he its doing any harm to such as are unis not permitted to do some deed, by which baptized ;-all the danger lies, in its he forfeits his life to the laws of his country,

try, infusing erroneous notions of the high

intins and becomes the victim of an inglorious

{ importance of that rite, into those who, death, it will probably be owing to the re- ! straints of Providence. But if permitted to

without any will of their own, were made go on still further, he soon falls a prey to

Christians by their parents? disease : at length enfeebled in body and

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NAVAL AND MILITARY BIBLE , zeal, and enable them to fulfil their engage. SOCIETY.

ments? They ventured forward with reluc

tance; but the stimulus of so highly joteThis benevolent Institution was formed resting a cause was too powerful to be rein the year 1780, and consequently has now sisted, and the good effects of their labours been in existence forty years. Its object such as to encourage every possible exertion is to provide Bibles and Testaments for in continuing them. The beneficial effects, Sailors and Soldiers, and to encourage a | indeed, of this Society are not conjectural wider circulation of the Holy Scriptures or merely speculative; on the contrary, by without note or comment, in the British a happy coincidence of fact and language, Army and Navy. Its annnal expenditure the actual fruits that have flowed from it appears to be from two thousand to two are so valuable, and at the same time so thousand five hundred pounds. We call the much beyond expectation, that were they attention of our readers to it, chiefly be- not establised on indubitable testimony, cause we learn from Major Close, who is they must be deno ninated speculative, one of its Secretaries, that its resources are unreal. Amid numberless instances of the in a languishing state, and that the Comunit- | moral and religious improvement effected tee would be thankful for any assistance in the Navy and Army by the distribution which might be rendered them. The fol- of the Scriptures, and recorded in the Relowing is an extract from the Report of port of this Society, your Committee would 1821, which has recently reached our refer especially to that of 1819, so fertile hands,

in examples of this kind, as to satisfy every "Since the anniversary 1820, they have mind and supersede further inquiry. found it necessary to purchase no less than Your Report for 1820 records a dreadful 8942 Bibles, and 4850 Testaments, without mortality among the Troops in the West Ineven then being able to keep any thing like dies; but what is the word which in that a suflicient stock of books in a state to meet narrative sounds in the ear like the voice of the demands upon them; these purchases, an angel-It is the Bible! This rises like however, have furnished the means for a benignant planet upon the lurid scene, and bringing the total distribution of the Society, possesses an efficacy that almost purifies in Bibles and Testaments, to the number of the infected atmosphere. 10,142 copies in the course of the year. We see our dying warriors holding by the But these exertions have yvavoidably in. Word of God as their ark in this general volved the Society in pecuniary engage- destruction; and, when their feeble hands ments far beyond the means placed within dropped it under the stroke of death, it was the control of the Committee; and in sub eagerly seized by their companions, as the mitting an abstract of the receipts and ex dearest object they could grasp, as a solid penditure of the Society, it will be found, | ground of hope and consolation. Surely that although the former exceeds those of facts like these will make a resistless appeal last year more than 5001. still the expenses, to every heart-will excite to that sympawith the purchase of Bibles and Testaments, I thy, patronage, and support, and stimulate including those now delivering from the 1 to those renewed exertions, that shall place Xing's Printer and the Binder, will subject this Society, among tbe other valuable asthe Society to engagements amounting to sociations which adoin our land, on that nearly 20001., after bringing to account footing of eminence and prosperity to which sums not yet paid for books sold at reduced its utility, it must be admitted, fully entiprices ; so that every exertion becomes ne- tles it. Your Committee will add no more, cessary to provide for the payment of this but simply observe that never is piety more $um, and to secure, in any measure, a supply interesting than when it shines forth from of books that may meet the numerous the warrior's breast : communicatiаg its and urgent demands arriving from every mild and heavenly nature to his warlike quarter.

qualities, it borrows in return a portion of And here your Committee pause :-im- | his martial manly graces, and thus presents pelled by the resistless emergency of cir- a union perhaps the most interesting the cumstances, they have, in reliance on sup- mind can contemplate." Cast thy bread port, ventured on an expenditure beyond upon the waters, for thou shalt find it after their existing resources: they anxiously many days.”—“Whatsoever thy hand findinquire, then, have they incurred the charge eth to do, do it with thy might; for there of temerity? or may they look to British is no work, nor device, por knowledge, nor benevolence and liberality to approve their wisdom in the graye whither thou goest."

LETTER FROM MR. JEFFERY, OF | read it.” He took me by the hand, and

THE SCILLY ISLANDS, TO THE appeared to be much affected; " My dear EDITOR.

Sir (said be), this is not the first time that I SIR,

have had your good advice.-Do you reSince the arrival of your kind letter, with / inember when you preached on board the a parcel of books and tracts, I have often

cutter - -, in this pooj?” “Yes, very promised myself the pleasure of writing you

well :" “ I was there ;" bursting into tears, a long careful letter respecting the interest

“O I shall never forget it ;-your text was, of the dear Redeemer in these islands, but

How shall we escape if we neglect so great sickness, and constantattention to the schools,

salvation :'-- this is your book, pulling a and continued labours among the Seamen,

tract out of his bosom,- you gave me this pilots and fishermen,and their families, leave

after you had finished the sermon.” “I me but little time for any other engagement.

hope you have not continued to neglect the Allow me, before I proceed, to correct a

great salvation ?” “No Sir ; I hope I have trifling error committed by the printer of

| not :- the Lord has taught me to pray, and my last letter of Jan. 30th, 1821. (See N. E.

11 am persuaded that prayer will be heard M. March 1821, p. 94, col. 2.) “ All the

| when offered in the Redeemer's name.people are not more that 8000.” I said

have been a great sinner, but you know that three thousand; the letter indeed, corrects

there is mercy for the vilest, when they beitself, as the numbers on the several isles are

| lieve in JESUS, LORD help my uubelief!" printed. As before, we may begin with St.

Thus, Lord, thy waiting servants bless; Mary's. The house of which I spoke was

And crown ihy Gospel with success." opened for divine service on March 25th You are are aware, that there are two 1821. Our pious friends, and several other other places where the Gospel is preached persons from different parts of the island, 1 on this island, besides this town, viz.-Holy met for prayer at seven o'clock in the morn- Vale, and Old Town. HOLY VALE has of. ing: the congregation assembled at nine, ten been watered with showers of religious when a plain discourse was delivered, on the tracts, which have been given to seamen nature of the kingdom of Christ, Solemn after they were read by the islanders. To and repeated supplication was made by se. me and my family this has ever been a most veral persons upiil half past three in the interesting spot:-its beautiful scenery reafternoun, when a church was formed, and minds us of our own country, and the vilthe Lord's supper was administered:about | Jagers have ever been anxious to hear the twenty persons surrounded the table of the doctrines of grace publicly explained, and Lord. May their numbers multiply, and there are a few persons of truly excellent their gifts abundantly increase ! The house character; they would be an honour to any is still well attended; indeed it is by far too church.-This village is about two miles dissmall for the comfortable accommodation of tant from our house in High Town. The the congregation on a Sabbath evening. The Sabbath school bas sixty-one scholars, and Lord's day school has been useful to several | eleven teachers. I gave one of your tracts families; but alas! the inhabitants of this to every adult and child belonging to our town are in general proud, gay, opposed to schools: they are invaluable, I could wishi the Gospel, deistical, and no people under No. 6. to be given to every family, and to heaven can need the Gospel more than these every ship that has an individual able to perishing sinners; 0 that it may please read it. JEHOVAH to bless it unto their salvation ! Old Town ;-this village is still sitting During gales of easterly wind many seamen in darkness and the shadow of death--the are in our harbours, and often a few of them l people are led captive by the devil at his have been persuaded to hear the word of will; but there are two or three even here, life at the meeting-house ; but, in general, / where Satan's seat is, that hold fast the name they prefer attending divine service on their of Jesus.. own element. About a thousand strangers From this hasty sketch, dear Sir, you wil are now in Scilly, and more ships are coming perceive that the Lord has done great thing in with every high tide; so that at present for us on this isle, since my last letter.... we are full of work. Yesterday, my ac convenient house has been opened jp High tive friends were divided into three small | Town, and a new congregation raised for companies, and some hundreds of religious among its inhabitants a church has been tracts were distributed. In the evening, formed; prayer and fellowship meeing from the deck of a schooner, I preached continued ; Sabbath schools have prospered; the gospel of peace to a multitude of sea- | village worship has been regularly Co. men and islanders. While sailing through | ducted; huodreds of tracts have been as St. Mary's pool yesserday, I was highly in tributed, and a few of the objects of ever terested, especially with a circumstance / lasting love have been converted to which I now mention: T. Stevens, a com " Who hath despised the day of small mon sailor, belonging to the schooner , things ?" we have much cause for tha of B. (J. Adams, master) was offered a tract. fulness. • My brave fellow (said 1), I bupe you will! The second island is Tresco :- This

God.

hank

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most desirable station for an active mis- l but a salutary impression produced by his sionary-it has two excellent harbours, visit, can remain here, and in the neighwhich are often in the winter filled with bourhood. The following circumstance ships from different parts of the world. Ma: appeared to me particularly fortunate. terials of the choicest kind, through the di- Mr. C. a Wesleyan Missionary, a man vine blessing on an unworthy labourer, are highly qualified for the work confided to ready at hand for forming a small church ; him, and who has visited the churches of seventy-five adults and children receive in- D , and

with great success, struction every Sabbath; prayer meetings was expected here, preceded by a good are frequent and lively. May the Lord reputation, and much liked. Whilst four think upon this poor people for good! I Pastors of this place and neighbourhood, could communicate much pleasing intelli- | were either absent or indisposed, Messrs. gence from the islands called Brehar, Samp-|P. and C. appeared to supply for them, son, St. Agnes, and St. Martin's, especially and have ascended in turn the principal from the latter, where I have lately met pulpits. They both insisted with so much fnurteen persons in an experience meeting. I strength and barmony on the fundamental On the isle of Sampson, Edward Webber has | truths, that great edification resulted ; been very useful, but I fear he will soon

and in our brotherly conferences with leave the islands. This is to me a most pain

Mr. M. they willingly gave each other the ful circumstance, as, by his zealous efforts,

right hand of fellowship. If the least apAlmighty God has, for a long time, strength

pearance of rivalry or jealousy had been ened my hands. When men are raised up

seen to exist between those gentlemen, it in the islands to assist in the work of the

| would have had a deplorable effect; but, gospel, it is very desirable that they should

on the contrary, the concord between us

has been perfect, and our opinions the Whetter left me, and, after stopping a few

same, that we ought mutually to rejoice months in Cornwall, he has been settled over a congregation in the north of Devon.

at the success which the Lord vouchsafes Are not these things against me but I must

to the one and to the other ; that those, not complain.

who aim at the same end, instead of raisYou would excuse my ill-written letter,

ing obstacles, ought to assist each other to if you knew how I am pressed for time :-

overcome difficulties, and not to excite or the care of the church; ten congregations;

foment prejudices, nor to scandalize the seven schools; hundreds of seamen ; several

weak, nor furnish matters to lovers of this sick persons ; all demand my attention

world, to speak ill of the ways of truth. Remember me for good, O my God!

The field of labour of these gentlemen

is so vast, that not only themselves and I am, Sir,

their colleagues, and also those who J. T. JEFFERY. might come from Dr. B., but a greater

number could find employment, without P.S. Since my last letter, seventeen men belonging to Scilly have been drowned; four

elbowing or hindering one another. The fine boats lost s fifteen widows, and more

harvest is truly great, and the labourers than sixty orphans added to the long list of are few: God grant that none of that sufferers on these miserable isles. I have

small number may give occasions of often been in the very jaws of death, but the

sorrow to his fellow labourers. Mr. C. sea has given me back at the command of

does full justice to those employed by the Jehovah. Bless the Lord, O my soul !

Continental Society. He feels particular esteem for Mr. P. Those devoted to the

service of Christ ought to love much those EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM A who serve him with equal zeal; this will

PASTOR IN THE SOUTH OF | draw down an abundaut blessing on the
FRANCE TO THE CONTINENTAL / union of true brethren.
SOCIETY.

I think, that with God's help, a stay of M , 15, Sept. 1821. some time, of a faithful Minister, in B. Mr. P. well employed the fifteen days | is much to be wished ; and it is encourhe has spent here. He preached three aging, that some faithful souls have altimes in the Consistorial Church, twice at ready this business at heart. There are N- , a small town three leagues off; about 100 people, in that town, who call and once at L G -, about two hours themselves Protestants; besides, doubtwalk. He held a small meeting at Mr. | less, some Catholics who lean towards a M's, a conference with some students, reform. Moreover, a thing of great mo. paid visits to the Professors E. and F. | ment there ought not to be overlooked ; visited some sick people, attended to his and, that is, a great number of Jews, who correspondence, and composed an excel live in the suburb called the Holy Ghost, lent discourse, which edified us much, on the North side of B , to which it from this text, How shall we escape, if | is joined by a bridge over the river A--, we neglect so great salvation?" Nothing | Two of those Jews, in the beginning of

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