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and hore it may obtain a wide circulation, conviction of the world-The Divine edncation We recommend the perusal of it to all who of the church - A word in season to the are interested in the revival of religion. weary," &c. &c.

The book is written with great taste and AN EARNEST EXHORTATION TO CHRISTIAN judgment, and is well fitted for the purpose UNITY. By the CHIEF OF SINNERS. for which it is designed.

London: Partridge and Co. The intention of the author of this work is The EDEN FAMILY; Showing the Lass of our doubtless excellent. Its publication, however, Paradise Home, fe. By JEREMIAH Dobs clearly shows that a good man is not always a WORTH, Minister of the Gospel. judicious man. We marvel that the writer

London : Partridge and Co. could give circulation to such specimens of

MR. DODSWORTH has become well known in profane swearing as we find in the notes at

many circles by his former work, intituled, pp. 321 and 323. He surely forgot, when he

* The Better Land; or, the Christian Emiinserted them, the Apostle's exhortation in

grant's Guide to Heaven." This volume an Ephesians iv. 29.

* The Eden Family," which is * only another

form of expression for the human family, LEAVES FROM A MINISTER'S PORTFOLIO. By

contains chapters on " Our heavenly Father the Rev. D. FRASER, A.M., Minister of the

Our terrestrial abode-Our Eden ancestors Free Church, Montreal.

Our desert exile-Our glorious delivererLondon: James Nisbet and Co.

Our gracious comforter-Our wilderness palThis little hook contains no elaborate expo- grimage-and Our paradise home." We do not sition or treatise. "I have grouped together always agree with Mr. Dodsworth in sentiment, (says the author) sundry short papers on re. | nor do we always approve of his modes of ligions themes, meditative and illustrative, illustration. There is so much in the book, which may prove suitable reading, as I trust, however, that is excellent, and likely to be for a Sabbath afternoon or evening at home." useful, that we can cordially wish for it as The following are some of these themes extensive & circulation as its predecessar. * Meditation-The soul asleep-The threefold That has reached, we are told, 16,000 copies.

Chronicle.

THE MEN OF THE MONTH,

OCTOBER. 1. JAMES FORDYCE, D.D., was a native, to be violent and orerbearing in contro. of Aberdeen, but in his later years versy. He died in 1806, at the age of 73. minister of Monk well-street, London; he 5. JONATHAN EDWARDS, born 1703. was a good man, and an accomplished This eminent minister and most able and eloquent preacher. Died 1796, aged Christian philosopher and divine died of 76.

the small pox, in his 55th year. 3. ROBERT BARCLAY, died 1690, in his - DR. ANDREW KIPPIS, a learned disforty-third year. Barclay was a Quaker, senting minister and writer of the last and became one of the most indefatigable century, chiefly remembered for his edipromoters, and one of the most able and tion of the “Biographia Britannica," died courageous defenders, of his principles. 1795, aged 70. His great work is the well-known " Apo- ! 6. W. WORTHINGTON, D.D., a dirine logy for the People called Quakers." of the Church of England, a good man

4. PETER PAUL VERGERTUS, died 1565. and a copious author, but whose writings This remarkable man, after being com- are now but little known, died 1778, missioned by two popes to visit Germany aged 75. on the subject of a general council, be- 7. DR. THOMAS REID, the celebrated came a Protestant. He patiently endured moral philosopher, died 1796, at the adthe trials which his adoption of Reforma vanced age of 86. tion principles brought upon him, and 9. BISHOP GROSSETESTE, or GRBATwrote against the papal system.

HEAD, a learned prelate, and a great name --- BISHOP HORSLEY was an eminently in the history of the English Church, for leurned man and a powerful writer, but the resistance offered by him to papal restricted in his views on some questions, abuses. He died in the year 1253, as that of religious liberty, and disposed aged 78.

9. Justus Jonas, a pious, useful, and man of learning and ability, and, while much-honoured member of that noble professor at Leyden, attracted great atten. body of men to whom, under God, we tion by his opposition to Calvinism. owe the Reformation ; died 1554. | 19. H. K. WHITE, the poet, died 1806,

10. Dr. David Russell, born 1779. in his 22nd year. He was a distinguished, able, and very | 25. DAVID BOGUE, died 1825. This successful minister of the gospel at excellent and useful man will be long reDundee. He died in 1848.

membered for his many labours as a pro11. S. CLARKE, born 1675, at Norwich, fessor, a minister, a writer, and the friend and one of the most eminent divines of of missions. his age. He died in 1729.

26. ALFRED, King of England, died in 12. THOMAS STAPLETON, professor at the year 900. His writings were chiefly Louvain, and an Englishman, but a bitter free translations out of Latin into Anglocontroversialist and enemy of the Re- Saxon. formation, died 1598.

- RICHARD HOOKER, author of the -David SIMPson, author of the well | great work on “Ecclesiastical Polity," known “ Plea for Religion," and a useful which has been the bulwark and the pride minister of the English Church, born of the Church of England for many years, 1745. He died in 1799.

died 1600, aged 67. HUGH MILLER, the distinguished 27. B. GROSVENOR, D.D., died 1758, Scottish geologist, born 1802.

at the age of 83. In his day, Dr. Gros13. FRANCIS JUNIUS, the reformer, was venor was popular both as a preacher and a native of France, but spent much of his as a writer, and his works ought not to be time in Belgium and Germany, died 1602, neglected. aged 57, Junius was a learned man, -- DEAN KIRWAN, died 1805. This and his literary labours were of great remarkable man enjoyed wonderful popuimportance.

larity as a preacher, and the effect of his 15. Oswald MYCONIUS, one of the sermons was sometimes amazing. He Reformers, and professor of theology at was originally a Romanist, but joined the Basle, died 1552, aged 64.

Church of England. At his death, his 16. Nicholas RIDLEY, Bishop of Lon age was 51. don; HUGH LATIMER, Bishop of Wor

28. ERASMUS, The witty, learned, and cester ; martyrs, 1555,

half-decided, but often useful Erasmus - HENRY MARTYN, the famous Chris | was born at Rotterdam, in 1467. He tian missionary to the East, died 1812, at exercised great influence in his day Tocat, before he had completed his 32nd throughout Europe, and some of his year. This highly honoured, godly, and

works are even now really valuable. His learned young man was born at Truro, edition of the Greek Testament was the in 1781.

first ever published. 17. ANDREAS OSIANDER, one of the Re 29. EDMUND CALAMY, the first of the formers, died 1552, aged 54.

name, an able and influential minister, - CASPAR Hedio, another of the Ger and distinguished by great excellence man Reformers, died the same day of the of character, died 1666, at the age of same year.

66. - George, PRINCE OF ANHALT, the - WILLIAM WOLLASTON, an eminently friend of the Reformers, and their helper, | learned man, and author of "The Relidied 1553, aged 47.

gion of Nature Delineated," a work of 18. Matthew Henry, celebrated dis mischievous character, and at one time senting minister and theologian, author of much read; died 1724, at the age of 65. the popular commentary, born 1662. He 30. Arg. MARLORATUS, a celebrated died in June, 1714.

Protestant minister, and author of "Com19. James ARMINIUS, from whom the mentaries upon the Scriptures," was put Arminians derive their name; a native to death by hanging, at Rouen, in 1562, of Holland, died 1609. Arminius was a | aged 56.

Home.

COXGKEGATIONAL UNION OF ENGLAND | the new chapel of £2,133. This heavy AND WALES.

incumbrance he has succeeded in removThe Autumnal Meeting will be held in , ing, though the congregation is neither Halifax, on Monday, October the 18th, large nor wealthy. The circumstances and three following days. The attendance, ; under which this object has been accomit is expected, will be large, and we have plished are of so gratifying a character, no doubt but that the sessions will be ; that it has appeared desirable they should interesting and profitable. We under | be preserved, as a means of guiding and stand that the arrangements made by stimulating others to attempt the remothe Committee in London, and by the val of similar burdens. The following local Committee in Halifax, are nearly statement furnishes a striking illustracomplete. The following is the order of tion of the power of unity, perseverance, the publie evening services. On Monday and prayer. evening a derotional meeting will be I am, dear Sir, yours, &c. held in Halifax, and similar meetings in

CHARLES GILBERT. three of the surrounding towns will like Erith, Aug. 27th, 1858. wise take place, at each of which an address will be given. On Tuesday

Hornsey, June 22nd, 1858. evening a meeting on behalf of British

MY DEAR SIR-As you have been pleased Missions and chapel extension will be

repeatedly to express a wish that I would held; and on Wednesday evening, a write out a brief account of the means meeting for the advocacy of Congrega

of Congrega- adopted for the removal of the debt from tional principles. The sermon to the

our chapel, in the hope that it might be Union will be preached by the Rev. S.

useful in stimulating others, I will now, Martin, of Westminster; and a lecture

in few words, tell you how we proby the Rev. G. W. Conder, of Leeds, will

ceeded. be delivered to working-men. The at

Our debt was more than £2,000. This tention of the assembly will be directed, ! .

was a heavy burden to be borne by an on Tuesday, to the formation of a fund

infant cause. But, hard as it was to bear in aid of retiring pastors; Wednesday

it, it looked to most people harder still will be occupied by considering the state to remove it. Convinced, however, that of religion in our churches; and on it must im

s; and on it must impede the progress of the cause Thursday the Rev. Dr. Halley will read

of God if allowed to remain, I called our a paper on Oliver Heywood and the few friends together, on the last Thursday early Nonconformity of Yorkshire.

in November, and told them what I Pastors and delegates attending the

the wished. God made them willing-hearted, meetings are requested to send their

and, with their usual promptness, they name and address, without delay, to the

generously entered into my plan. I simply Rev. C. S. Sturrock, B. A., Halifax; or

said to them, “Brethren, this debt will the Rev. G. Smith, Congregational

cripple us, unless we cripple it: we must Library, Blomfield Street, London.

crush it. It will be a great effort for so

few of us to undertake, but, if each will HORNSEY.

do his best, I believe it can be done. A To the Editor of the Evangelical Magazine. few sacrifices, a little self-denial, and a

DEAR SIR,—The religious interest at good deal of hard work, together with Hornsey, to which the following letter God's blessing, will do the thing; and, refers, is of recent origin. When the / if you say yea to it, we will resolve toRev. J. Corbin became the pastor, about night that the last penny shall be raised two years since, there was a debt upon by the 30th day of next June." "The

brethren said "yea," and we went to June 11th, £25 178.; June 18th, £82 68. ; work.

June 25th, £122 48, 6d. Thus we had Our plan was, that each should make got £376 by the 25th of the month, but himself responsible for a given sum, with more than £200 remained, and only five the understanding that he was to get it days to get it in. or give it. We resolved on meeting once I then said, “We must now ineet a-month, to pay in our instalments; and daily instead of weekly," and we did so, I regularly issued a monthly invitation By the evening of the 29th, £138 11s. 8}d. to the little band to come to my house had been procured; but more than on the last Thursday evening of the £70 was still wanting, and only one day month, where tea and coffee were ready left to get it in. The 30th day dawned ; at seven o'clock.

we met in the evening ; the last £10 note The number who thus united was never was laid on the table, and we all stood more than ten, although the whole of the up, and with grateful hearts joined in little congregation, when appealed to, singing, “Praise God from whom all came forward and did their part : and, in blessings flow." order that all might feel interested in the In this brief space, we had now raised movement, we said to the children of the £2,054 168. 0fd., and we flattered ourcongregation, "The pulpit cost £30-you selves that our work was done. Under shall pay for that ;" and to the servants this conviction, we resolved on having of our several families we said, “ If you thanksgiving services at the end of July. like, you may raise £20 to pay for the Wednesday, the 29th, was the day aplamps of the temple, &c.” Both parties pointed for a sermon in the morning, and entered warmly into the proposal, and public meeting in the evening. Just beboth raised the sums allotted to them. fore the last week came, we learned, to

We did not wait until we had got the our regret, that by some miscalculation whole, before we began to pay off our a supposed balance in the banker's hand debts, but at each monthly meeting the was not forthcoming, and that nearly treasurer was instructed to pay the next £80 more was still wanted to set us free, morning the sum which had been handed I summoned the little faithful band to in, and to bring a receipt for it at the next meet on Monday evening, the 27th, and meeting ; so that we began at once really in less than half-an-hour, £78 10s. Ild. to liquidate the debt, and to stop the ac was paid down, making the whole sum cumulation of interest.

raised £2,133 6s. 11 d. The sums paid in at the monthly meet We met on the following Wednesday; ings, from December to May, were as a large number of our friends who had follow :-December 18th, £145; Janu- kindly helped us met with us, and a ary 29th, £230 13s. 9d. ; February most joyous day we had. 26th, £270; March 26th, £168 188.6d.; So far as instrumentality is concerned, April 30th, £233 108. 3d. ; May 28th, I attribute our success to three things :£170 48. 4d.

1. Division of labour. We tried to get We had thus, in seven months from the all classes interested in the movement. beginning, raised more than £1,200; and 2. Frequent meetings. These tended to the kind and generous response of the keep every one up to the mark. 3. A London Chapel Building Society had fixed time. Every one knew that by the furnished us with a guarantee of £250 30th of June the thing must be done, and

But, even with that sum secured, thus, by our own law, we compelled ourwe had nearly 1600 more to get, and only selves to do battle with sloth and proone month left to get it in.

crastination. I now proposed that our meetings We first of all, and most devoutly, should be weekly instead of monthly; and thank our God for the success of the every Thursday in June we met. The movement. We next thank the compayments at these weekly meetings were mittee of the London Chapel Building as follow : June 4th, £145 14s. 6d. ; Society, for the immediate and liberal

more.

FUNERAL OF THE REV, WALTER SCOTT.

response they made to our appeal. And which he set before the congregation the then we thank all our friends who so more public character of Mr. Scott as a kindly and willingly helped us in our minister of the gospel, and the position work. No terms that I can employ can which he occupied in the Church of adequately express my admiration of the Christ. spirit, liberality, zeal, labour, and con At the conclusion of the address in the stancy of the little band who did the chapel the last verse of Hymn 55, book ii., principal part of the giving and collect was sung, and the procession was then ing. I felt it to be a great privilege to re-formed, for the purpose of proceeding be permitted to number such men among to the cemetery. The mournful train my friends, and I think I may say for was headed by the Rev. Dr. Acworth, them and myself, that the pleasure we president of Horton College, and the Rev. felt in our frequent meetings and united J. A. Savage, secretary to the Airedale action was an ample compensation for College Committee. Upwards of ninety our toil,

gentlemen walked in the procession. I remain, my dear Sir,

The funeral cortege reached the cemeMost truly yours,

tery shortly before two o'clock, and the

JOHN CORBIN. service was resumed at the grave by the The Rev, C, Gilbert.

Rev. H. B. Creak, of Airedale College, who delivered an address, in which he dwelt upon those more private characteristics

which marked Mr. Scott's demeanour, The remains of the late Principal and Theological Professor at Airedale College the bright example of one who loved

and which, he said, stood before us as were interred on Saturday, September and served the Lord Jesus Christ. The 18th, in a vault in the Bradford Cemetery, Rev. Dr. Acworth afterwards offered up at Undercliffe. The funeral procession,

a solemn prayer, at the conclusion of consisting of ministers of religion of dif

which the body was lowered into the ferent denominations, deacons of the

tomb which had been prepared for its church, and other gentlemen, walking two abreast, followed by the hearse and reception. The Rev, Thomas Scales, in four mourning coaches, left the late resi.

the course of a brief and affecting addence of the deceased shortly after eleven

dress over the grave, spoke of the late o'clock in the morning, and arrived at

Mr. Scott as a personal friend of fifty the College chapel, formerly the scene

years at least, and bore testimony to the of Mr. Scott's ministerial labours, at about many excellences of the beloved and

venerated man. The Rev. Mr. Savage twelve. Many members of the congregation had previously assembled in the

then pronounced the benediction, and the chapel, to pay a last tribute of respect to

solemn and interesting service and fune.

ral scene ended. the memory of their late venerated pastor. The coffin having been conveyed into the chapel and placed on a bier, the Rev. NEW CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, William Thomas, the successor of Mr. Scott in the ministry, commenced the In the summer of 1855, a few families burial service by giving out the hymn residing in Birkenhead and the contibeginning

guous villages of Oxton and Claughton, “ Hear what the voice from Heaven proclaims, feeling the want of a new Congregational For all the pious dead."

place of worship, hired a chapel belong. He afterwards read suitable portions of ing to the Association Methodists, and a Scripture, and engaged in prayer. The few months afterwards, invited the Rev. Rev. J. G. Miall then ascended the pulpit, F. S. Williams, of New College, to be which was hung with black cloth, in their pastor. An excellent freehold site token of mourning, and delivered a deeply of 1800 square yards of land was then interesting and impressive discourse, in procured at the junction of four roads ;

BIRKENHEAD.

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