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bis in redaction. “It is animating pressed the comfort which she felt and sastructive to have before our in hearing what he had just said, eyes the pious breathiogs of a soul he replied, 'I feel strong hope, thro' aspiring to the highest degrees of the infinite, urulterable, adorable sanctity and virlue; and from a mercy of Grid. My ouly hope is deep conviction that a devotion of in the blood of thy ever - blessed the heart to God is at once the duty Son! "they who believe in the Son and happiness of mea, striving to shall not perish, but have everlasting break asunder the bonds of innate life.' Soon afterwards, with up, corruption, and raise itself to the lified hands, he said, “Holy Father, greatest and niost excellent objects. thy will be done !' His end was bow But it is still more animating and fast approaching; he was aware of. instructive, when we can follow it it, and fixing his eyes most intensely to the verge of eteroity, and behold upon his sister and cousin, extended it sbakior off its earthly fetters, with both his bands to them, ia token no hopes full of immortality. In this doubt of his last farewell. At iapoint of view, the following Memoir tervals he uitered the following exjscalculated to interest all.
'pressions: lain dying :-some tinie Mr. Pryor was born in London, afterwards, I fcar I shall revive;' p 1780. When he was 19, the and on being questioned whelher he symptoms of a consumptive disor. really said su, ?re recated the words der induced him to spend three slowly and distinctly, as if he were years in warmer climates ; during anxious they should be understood : which, his understanding, naturally "If-ar I shall revive; I feel some strong, and improved by a liberal vital strength remaining. These education, received much aciditional were his last words. The inmortal advantage; and hislusłe for the fine spirit was suvo after set free from árls was much gratified by his visit its carthly tenement; and in the very to lialy. But his disorder gained niomeut on its deparlure, an ex. ground, nolwithstanding all his ef. pression of sweetness and benignity forts to recover health ; and had ad. fiore than mortal beamed upon his vanced so far in the year 1807, as features, proclaiming, as it were, tu to leave little doubt of its fatai lor. all around, that he was become a mination.
fellow.ciizen with the saints, and But as death gradually approach of the houshoid of God.' Eph. ii, ed, hiscvangelical views appeared 10' He recomend the perosal of thię brighten; bis piely becanie more litis volum; in our readers in gevewature; his consulations were in ral, and especially to young persons, creased ; and on the 3d of August 1807, be expired in the hope of the Gospel. The account of his last The
st The Christian's Consalation; or, hours is peculiarly interesting:
the Preciousness of Christ to all On the 2d of August a material who believe. 24mo, price 28. By alteration was visible in his com-, Mir. Cox. plaints; but it afforded ws great con. This is an excellent little work, solation to observe, that his faith written in a neat and perspicuous and hopes grew more full of im. style. The author arranges his sub. mortality the nearer he approached ject in the following manuer:his end, The spirit of prayer and chap. 1. On the need of faith to aq love resled upon him ; and a sweet experimental acquaintance with the appearance of serenity clothed his precioustiess of Christ. 2. On what pallid features.
account Christ is precious to those The next day, about one o'clock, who Believe. 3. On the parlicular heario: that his aunt was below, he seasons in which Christ is found desired to see her, that he might especially precious to believcrs. bid her a last farewell. (The Lord,' 4.' On the use of the means which iard be, supports me wonderfully. endear Christ to believers. 5. On I think I shall never see you again.: the evidences of the preciousness of give my love to all : I trust we shall Christ to 116. 6. On the happy state all meet again,' Wben his sister ex. vf believers, to whom Christ is pre
cious, contrasted with that of un. points are treated in an able aad believers. The whole is truly evan. impressive manner, weil calculated gelical, apd forms a valuable addi, to inspire a just detestation of the tion to those works which are cal. worst of all evils. culated for usefulness. The fol.: An account of the Sussex Mission lowing extract will afford à speci- , Society is appended. Istitutions of men of the author's style: lo this kind are adapted to the very use. the holy Scriptures, a serious Chris. ful purpose of introducing the truths tian will find something very suitable of the gospel among the uninstructed and refreshing to the soni, where a villagers; of whom there are very careless reader discovers nothing in. pany in the county of Sussex. teresting; just as the botanist plucks, in his walks, many a rare plant,
plant. General Redemption the only pro. which others would pass by 1090.
per Basis of General Benevolence. ticed; or, perhaps, trample under
A Letter addressed to R. Hoxker, their feet. Not that we are to la. D. D. suggested by his Defence of bour, in order to find spiriiual mean
the Feinale Penitentiary. By J. ings, in defiance of the plain im
Evans, A, M. 2d Edition, with port of language, and the 'diret Animadversions on the Eclectic scope of the sacred writers. The wild Review, 8vo, price 1s. . notion's that some people have al. The object of this pamphlet is, tempted to draw from the Scripture, to convict the Calvinists of incorwhen a weak judgment is overpow. sisteucy ; in that, not withstanding ered by a warm and ungoverned their creed being gloomy and misimagination, ought to warn us to anthropic, their principles are the take becd how we read, as well mosi benevoleni, and their conduct as how we bear. Such a method of full of mercy and kindness ;-as in interpreting the Scriptures, is cal the instance of Dr. Hawker, aed culated to bring contempt on the the friends of the Penilentiary. oracles of truth; it gives a bouwd. We deny, however, Mr. Evaos's less licence to invent schemes the premises, and the fairness of his most absurd ; and yet covers them conclusion. His portraiture of Caiwith appeals to Scripture. Still the vinists, we consider as a perfæt ca. weak and uninformed are often ex. ricature. We believe, that in no case ceedingly delighted with this way of does God decree the death of a sinmisrepresenting, uader the shew of ner irrespective of bis sins, nor does explaining the word of God.'. he delight in punishment.
2. We take not the divise de The Detestable Nature of Sin, a
erecs, which are unknown and in.
scrulable, for the rule of our corSermon, preached at Lowes, before the Sussex Mission Society, by
duct; but the revealed will of Joba Styles, price 18.
God, which, as it respects us and
our fellow-creatures is, thal we do Mr. S:yles has published this dis- justice, and love mercy.! ! course, in compliance with the 3. Admitting all that Mr. Evans wishes of his brethres and friends; supposes us to believe with respect to
and tbat the world may be for the future fates of mer!, we should nished with another proof, that the reason very differently. A good legitimate tendency of Evangelical American Jads, whose husband's Doctrines is to promote the interesis cbaracter gave her no room to hope of the purest morality. The text is well of his future state, remarked, Jer. xliv. 4, ! Oh, do not this abo. I do all I can to make him com. misable thing that I hate.' The fortable on earth, becaose I have no preacher first considers sin in its re- prospect of his bappiness her after.' lations, and in its patural influence So, could we foresee the future mici upon the character and happiness of sery of a Judas or a Nero, it is no intelligent creatures, and then ex. reason why we should • tornent him bibits those striking proofs of before the time.' Even a gaoler is God's abhorrence of sin, which he not to be excused in unnecessary ses has displayed in the government of perity to the criminal that is conibe moral world. Thes: iinportant demaeed to die.
Upor the whole, if Mr. E. bad any to consist in things which the im.', other view than to catch à tempo- posers acknowledge to be indifferent,'' rary popularity from the naine of and the party on whom they are en-., . Dr. Hawker, we thiak he has com- joined look upon as sinful. . " pletely failed. His Animadversions we leave to the Eclectic Reviewer. A Vindication of the Jews ; by Way
of Reply to the Letter addressed by Strictures'on a Work, en:itled • Zeal Perseverans to the English Israel. without Innovation. Reprinted ! ile, humbly submitted to the Consi- ' from the Ecloctic Review for June, deration of the Missionary Society, July, and September, 1809; to and the London Society for proe which are prefixed, Observations moting Christianity among the on the Controversy between the Jews. By T. Witherby. 8v0,78.' Puritans and the Established. The design of this volume is to Church. Price 18. 6d.
dissuade Christians from altempting We are extremely happy to re- the conversion of the Jews in the commend this most able perform- present dispersed state of that ance to all our readers. They will people ; and the spirit of meekness find it an effectual antidote to the with which it is written does credit pernicious spirit of the work which to the feelings of the author. He's it undertakes to examine. Unfet. regards such attempts as seducing tered by any party principles, zeal. the Jews from the covenant made ous only for the cause of evangelie by Jebovah with their forefathers; cal truth and religious liberty, aniand deprecates any measures which mated by a most liberal and cordial have a compulsory appearance, by spirit towards good men of all deno. inducing children to leave their pa. minations, the writer of this critique rents; or holding out encourage. is an admirable coustrast to the au- ment to worthless characters, who thor of • Zeal without lộnovation.' may profess Christianity for the He has ably vindicated the Dissent. sake of worldly gain. He also cen• ers, the evangelical clergy, and in sures that publicity which has of late particular the character of Mr. been given to measures concerled Whitfield, from unmerited reproach; for their conversion, hy the posting and has jocidentally inculcated va- of large bills about the streets of the bious general principles of prime metropolis ; and especially every al. importance with singular ability tempt to excite the Jews to public and effect. His style is worthy of controversy, as baving a tendency the best age of Eoglish literature; to induce them to blaspheme the and will suffer pothing from a com- holy name by whicle we are called, i Tarison witb that of Addison, Bo, and thus to increase the sum of mobing broke, or Goldsmith. :ral evil, and subject the Jew, to pu
in our opinion, the crilique does nishment by the laws of the land. honour to the writer, and the ex- The author adduces the conduct of cellent publication in which it first Mr. David Levi, when challepged to appeared. The reprinting of it in controversy by Dr. Priestly, as a a forin and at a price suited to ge. proof of this, although he considers. neral circulation, is a public benefit; that no blame atlaches to the Jews, and, as far as our recommendation as a body, for the conduct of an incan avail it, will be universally dividual member of their comingread.
nity. A few pages (not before printed) It may appear somewhat singular, are now prefixed to the critique; in that in reading nearly 200 pages of which the Purilans are vindicated on this work, the reader would be led the broad grouud that a Christian to suppose that the worthy author church has no right to iinpose terine had lost sight of that important pro. of coinmunion distinct from those phecy of Moses: “I will raise them enjoined by Christ and his apostles; up, a prophet from among their or, at any rate, if they have such a brethren, like unto tbee ; and will right, that thuse terips ought not put my words in his mouth ; and ne
shall speak unto them all that I · vine Master, ' That repentance and shall command him ; and it shall . remission of sios should be preached come to pass, that whosoeyer will in bis uame among all nations, be. not hearken unto my words, which ginning at Jerusalem.' Accordingly, he shall speak in my name, I will we find that the first fruits of the require it of bin.' -- Deut. xvii. apostles' ministry were an abundant 18, 19.
accession of converts from among The reader might readily suppose the Jews, although we conceive that that he was reading the writings of the objectiobs brought by this auone who did not believeihat this Pro- thor, against the attempts made by phet is already come, until he draws the Missionary Society for the con, near to the close of the work, when version of modern Jews, would have it appears that the author ofers, equally applied to the ministry of from the prophedes he has quoted, the apostles, in the various parts of that the Jews of those trides which the world which were visited by are known in Europe, will not be them. led to repent and turn to the Lord, The author appears to be under a under their spiritual David, the Mes- mistake, when he asserts, p. 177, siah, until after they have returned 178, “That Christians in general, to their own land. He coaceives and the Missionary Society in para also, that the efforts of Missionary ticular, admit, That it is Jehovah, Societies, and particularly of the God of Israel, who hath scattered British and Foreign Bible Society, Israel into all nations; but will not in causing the Scriptures to be cir- admit that it is because they have culated in various languages, may forsaken the covenant of Jehovah, be happily instrumental in awaken the God of their fathers.' We being the attention of the ten tribes, lieve, that not only the Missionary • which are dispersed abroad, to the Sogety, but Christians in general, books of Moses and the Prophets, are fully persuaded that they have and thereby induce that train of re. been scattered among the nations flections which will ultimately lead for this very cause ; and that they to their retura also to their own broke that covenant when they re. country, when Judah and Ephraim jected Jesus, the Prophet foretold shall become one nation in the by Mones; and whatever may be the İand, upon the mountains of Israel; expectation of the author respecting and one King shall be king to them the prosperity of Israel,' we would all; and they shall be no more two remind bim, as a Christian, that the nations, neither shall they be di- Jews can only be truly prosperous vided into two kingdoms any more when they soall return to Jehovah at all.' - Ezek. xxxvii. 22.
in the way of his own appointment, Without entering into a discus. - through the Mediator of the new sion of the designs of Providence, covenant; and that it will avail with regard to the conversion of the them nothing to be the keepers of Jews as a body, we conceive that the oracles of God, whilst they woli. this question does not affect the duty tinue to despise him who is the sun of Christians to aim at the conver- and substance of those oracles. The sion of individuals among them; long dispersion of the Jews is a and that such attempts are not standing proof of the fulfilment of alienating their minds from the obe- the prophecy of the Lord Jesus dience which they owe to the law of (Matt. xxiv. 44); and the parable Moses is evident, from the assertion which precedes this awful threatenof our blessed Lord, “That he was ing, plainly evinces that their disnot come to destroy, but to fulfil the persion took place in cousequence law.'
of their rejection of Him of wliom We are encouraged to preach the Moses in the Law and the Propheis gospel to the Jews, not only by the did write,' It must, therefore, bc example of the apostles, who, in the imperious duty of every Chrisevery place, commenced their mi tian to attempt, at every seasonable Distry with the house of Israel; opportunity, to convince them of but also by the command of our di. their awful delusion, and to bring
them to the knowledge of the truth to our readers; and think it mi as it is in Jesus ; seeing that, as the also, in some respects, he useful to: apostle informed the Jews at Jerusa- young Ministers and Itinerants, as' ler, there is no salvation in any suggesting some leading ideas for other ;' for there is none other name their enlargement in the pulpit. under Heaven, given among men, .' whereby we must be saved.' Acts iv. 12."
The Ordination Service of the Reva
Jacob Snelgar, at Crendon Lanc,
* High Wycomb, Bucks, price 2s 6d. The Death of the Widow's only Mr. Douglas, of Reading, deli.
Son, a Sermon, occasioned by the vered an introductory discourse, · Decease of E. 0. Ives, Esq. of the heads only of which are deTichfield, Hants, by John Hunt. tailed, Mr. Snelgar has given us,
This is a solemn, affectionate, at large, an account of his religious and faithful discourse, on an inter experience and views. The charge, esting subject; well adapted to im, which is generally delivered by a sea, prove the mournfulevent which gavenior minister, was, on this occasion occasion to its delivery. It is pubs given by Mr. Bannister, of Warelished to gratify the request of ham, whose ministry had been pe. friendship ; and, with a hone, that culiarly useful to him, and contains it may be useful in the circle where many excellent and judicious direcrespect for the deceased will obtain tious, which would have done cre-, for it a reading,'We hope its use- dit to a much older preacher. The fulness will be more extensive. sermon to the people, from Mat.
x. 41, by Mr. John Clayton, jun.
(which was not composed with a The Poor Man's Morning Portion : Siew for publication) exhibits • The being r Selection of verse of character of a minister; the recepScripture, with short Observationstion with wbich he sbould meel; and for every Day in the Year. By the recompence by which those who · R. Hawker, D. D. 2d Edition, thus receive him shall be crowned.' 12me, 38,-- fine paper, 4s.
May Mr. s., and every faithful To say that these short medita. minister, enjoy such a reception ! tions are evangelical, -thatthey dis- every steady and affectionate peo, play the glory of the Lord Jesus ple, such a recompence! in a variety of views, and the work of the Holy Spirit on the beart, is quite u:necessary to those acquainted
Published by the Religious Tract So. with the writings of Dr. Hawker.
ciety, The Substance of Leslie's There is one point, however, in
Short and Easy Method with the which we wish the Dr. had been
Deists; and the Truth of Chris. more cautious. We are po enemy
tiunity demonstrated,' by thc su me to the chaste use of types and alle
Author. gories,' but we thiok there is great In our Magazine for December danger in their abuse'; and that last, we noticed, with approbation, thereby the character of Jesus may • The Life of William Kelly ;' a be sometiines dishonoured, and the tract, of the narrative kiod. That Scriptures made to bend too mach which is now before us, is argu. like a nose of wax,' - though mcntative; and is a well executed nothing can be farther from the de- abridgment of two pamphlets, which sign of this writer. We beg leave to have long been known, and highly submit to him a recorsideration of esteemed. We are happy to see the some of the texts occasionally intro, R. T. Society, judiciously including . duced, and the adoption, in a new in their publications, modern com
edition of others more immediately positions, with the valuable works adapted to his comment.
of' those who, being dead, yet - With this cautionary hint we cor speak ;' and bringing before the dially recommend this lillle volume public biographical aarratives of the