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most engaging and impressive nature; together with compendiums of the most powerful and convincing arguments, in defence of divine revelation. Infidelity is certainly not confined to the higher classes of Society. It may be more systematically embraced by them; but it is a lamentable fact, that many persons in the lower ranks of life, are under the influence of this most pernicious principle; and, in consequence, reject the council of God, and des pise the word of life and salvation! The tract before us is admirably calculated to convince these gainsayers, and to bring them to aŭ ac knowledgment of the truth its method is orderly and luminous, its arguments conclusive and convincing, and its concluding address both impressive and affectionate. We trust, many of our readers will carefully peruse, and prudently distribute it; that this labour of love' may in the end prove an extensive blessing.


preached on the late Anniversary,

October 25, 1809.

The Jubilee, delivered on Sunday, Oct. 22, at Bath. By W. Jay. Is 6d.

The Duty of Britons to be thankful for their King: preached at St. Swithin's Church, London. By H. G. Watkins, M. A. 1s.

Britons' Jubilee, or the Duties of Subjects to their King: delivered at Surry Chapel. By J. Griffin, of Portsea. 1s. 6d.

National Gratitude: preached at Peckham, Surry. By W. B. ColIyer, D. D. 1s. 6d.

Righteousness the Dignity and Ornament of Old Age: delivered at Pell Street Meeting. By T. Cloutt, price 1s.

Devout Loyally: preached at Worcester. By G. Osborn. 1s.

The British Jubilee: preached at the Scots Church, Crown Court, London. By G. Greig. 1s. 6d.

Motives to Gratitude. By Joseph Ivimey. Preached at Eagle Street Meeting, London.

The Duty of Britons to God and their King: delivered at Ponder's End. By John Kaight. 1s.


Intercession and Thanksgiving for Kings, preached in the Parish. Churches of Nettlebed and Peshill, Oxon. By Henry Gauntlett.

The Happy Nation: Two Sermons, at Henley. By J. Churchill. 1s. 6d.


Loyal Congratulation, preached at Greenwich. By William Chapman.


The British Jubilee, delivered in St. James's Church, Bristol. By T. T. Biddulph, A. M. 2s.

THE narrow limits of this Magazine, and especially of that portion of it devoted to reviews, will admit of little more than a catalogue of those discourses on the late memorable anniversary, which have come to our band. Many others, we be lieve, have appeared; but have not been sent to us by their respective authors. Indeed, could we occupy a far greater number of pages in criticizing these discourses, it would be a laborious, not to say an invidious, task, exactly to discriminate between the various merits of so many performances on one general subject. As a whole, they display a degree of loyal affection to the person of his Majesty, which must be as grateful to him, as it is honourable to his subjects. Various as the views of Englishmen have been on the politics of the present reign, ail ranks appear to entertain a high respect for his personal character, and cordially to unite in ascribing to the good providence of God the innumerable blessings they have enjoyed during that period,

Mr. JAY (on Levit. xxv. 10) explains the nature of the Jewish makes some remarks on Jubilee, the design of it, and examines what there is in the gospel to correspond with it. In the conclusion, he exhorts his hearers to beware of impiety while they shew their loyalty,


to rejoice with trembling, blend prayer with praise, and to let liberality accompany their festivity.

Mr. WATKINS, after commenting on 1 Tim. . 1, 2, pints out our causes of thankfulness to God for our King, on account of civil liberty, religious liberty, and his highly respectable character and example.

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Dr. COLLYER, on He hath not dealt so with any nation,' &c. points. out the goodness of God towards this country, and the gratitude it should inspire. Our political situ ation is eloquently contrasted with that of other nations; and our religious advantages are painted in glowing colours. The manifestation of gratitude is then recommended by an acknowledgement of the hand of God, — by mingling humiliation with our praises, by attachment to our King, by extending the cause of Christ in the world, and by making provision for the poor.

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Mr. CLOUTT shews, from Prov. xvi. 21, that 'Righteousness is the dignity and ornament of old age,' alluding to the advanced age and estimable character of our beloved Sovereign. The respect due to years is inculcated; and the character of the good old man contrasted with that of the miser, the libertine, and the infidel. Just encomiums are paid to his Majesty, and a suitable application made to aged and young persons.

Mr. OSBORN's text is, Ps. xx. 9. • Lord, save the King, and hear us

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Mr. GREIG's discourse is founded on 1 Kings viii. 66, They blessed the King, and went to their tents joyful,' &c. He notices some instances of the Lord's goodness to our King, and, under him, to his people, and the influence this goodness should have upon us. An anecdote, illustrative of what Christian principles inspire (in a note, p. 33) deserves to be generally known. When the invasion of this country was threatened, a Scotch regiment, stationed on the east coast, of which the body of the men attended a meeting for devotional exercise, and who were seen every Sabbath going to church with Bibles in their hands, presented a request to their commanding officer, that if a landing should be attempted by the enemy, they might be the first to oppose him. [The profits of this sermon will be given to the Naval and Military Bible Society.]

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ter of which, be includes our having the Bible, an increased number of gospel ministers, and the pleasing evidence that God the Spirit is present with our churches. Mr. C. devotes the profits of his publication to the Missionary Society.

Mr. IVIMEY enlarges, more than most of his brethren, on those motives to gratitude which are pecu liar to Protestant Dissenters, and the augmentation of their privileges during the present reign. Suitable uses, of a practical nature, conclude bis Address.

Mr. GAUNTLETT recommends to his parishioners the great duties of intercession and thanksgiving for kings, by various rational and scrip. tural considerations, in a pious mau


Mr. CHAPMAN considers Nehem. ii. 3, Let the King live for ever,' both in ils literal and spiritual application; dwelling chiefly on eternal life, as originating in the love of God, through the sacrifice of Christ, and by the regeneration of the Holy Ghost.

Mr. BIDDULPH takes occasion, from 2 Chron. ix. 8, to treat on the origin of civil government, the reasons for gratitude to God on account of his Majesty's lengthened reign, his love of liberty, and his opposition to Popery: he refers also to the abolition of the Slave 'Trade, and the establishment of religious institutions, as just occasions of aational gratitude,

These numerous discourses, all breathing the spirit of gratitude to God and loyalty to the King, will, we trust, have a happy and lasting

influence on a great number of our fellow-subjects, and prove a perma nent monument of national grati tude. Bound up in a volume, they will present to the rising generation a memorial of the goodness of God to Britain during a period of unexampled misery on the Continent; and the large share which Protestant Dissenters have taken in the loyal effusions of the day, will, we trust, base and prove an ample refutation of those unfounded calumnies. which have been vented against them as disloyal and rebellious.


The Rev. Josiah Pratt is preparing Two Volumes for the press; one of which will contain Memoirs of Young Men, and the other Memoirs of Young Women. These Memoirs are compiled or abridged from authentic documents; and are designed to illustrate the nature and operation of real religion. The subjects are selected from the various classes

in society; and are limited to that period of life (from about 15 to 30 years of age) when the influence of religion is shewn to be unequivocal and decisive, by its victory over the snares and allurements which beset the youthful mind. Any person in possesion of scarce and interesting pieces of youthful biography, will greatly oblige the Editor by addressing a line to him in Doughty Street, London.

We understand that Mr. Styles's Sermon, preacbed for the Benefit of the London Female Penitentiary, at Dr. Winter's Meeting-house, New Court, will appear in the course of the Month.


Dr. Gill's New Testament. Three vols. 4to, 4. 16s.

Sermons on Regeneration. By Jos. Barber. A new edition, 3s..

Owen's Display of Arminianism. Edited by the Rev. Samuel Burder. 3s. 6d.

Dr. Sibbs's Works, three vols. 8vo, 18s.

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of John Calvin, with a fine portrait,


The Divine Meditations of John Gerhard, D. D. 12mo, 63.

Divine Justice a Sermon before the Hants Association. By S. Sleigh, Sve, 1s.



THE Directors have lately received Letters from the Cape of Good Hope, dated September; by which they have the satisfaction to learn, That the brethren Wimmer and Pacalt, who are intended to join Dr. Van derkemp; and the brethren Pritchett, Brain, and Hands, who are destined to the East, arrived at Cape Town in safety, on the 24th of August, after a voyage of sixteen weeks. Their Journals and Letters breathe the spirit of truly devoted servants of Christ, who, we trust, are likely to become faithful and useful Missionaries to the Heathen.


WE are extremely concerned to state, That from letters received by the Directors from Huaheine, an island in the South Sea, and from Sydney, New South Wales, it appears, that in consequence of a very serious war, which had broken out in Otaheite, the greater part of the Missionaries had thought it necessary, for their safety, to retire to a neighbouring island, about 16 leagues distant, where they were received in a friendly manner; some of them having visited that island before. Four brethren, however, continued at Otaheite; but were expected to follow them.

The Letter from the Missionaries is very short; being written immediately on their arrival at Huaheine, in the midst of their hurry in landing their goods, and the vessel being on the point of departure.


Extract of the Letter from the Society of Missionaries to the Directors. Honoured Fathers and Brethren, Huaheine, November 12, 1808.

You will, perhaps, at first sight, be ready to enquire into the cause of this being dated from Huaheine. We are sorry that time and circumstances will not allow us to enter into particulars.

The cause of our removal is a serious war in Taheite; and that, such as will, in all probability, end in the dissolution of Pomarre's government, and the total overthrow of his authority.

We arrived here yesterday, and are just now getting our things on shore; and the vessel is ready to sail. We hope soon to find an opportunity to relate minutely the circumstances which led to our removal to this island. Four single brethren, viz. Hayward, Scott, Nott, and Wilson, are still at Taheite; but may soon, probably, join us here.

The chiefs of this island received us kindly. Should we meet with encouragent, and some more Missionaries come to join us, we may, perhaps, attempt a Mission at Ulitea, under the protection of Tapoa.

Praying that the Lord may overrule this unexpected event, and to us painful dispensation, for the further good of the Missionary Cause, we remain, &c. JOHN DAVIES,

'for the Society of Missionaries.'

This event, discouraging as it may at first sight appear, may eventually prove, as the Missionaries themselves intimate, the means of more extensive advantage to the South Sea Mission. Providence has now separated the Missionaries; and, as it was in the beginning, when the brethren, scattered by the persecution at Jerusalem, went to various other places, preaching the word, so, we hope, these brethren, having long laboured anong the Tabcitans with little apparent success, may now find a people

prepared of the Lord, in some of the adjacent islands, more ready to receive the word of life and salvation.

When the war broke out, the brig Perseverance, from Sydney, in New South Wales, was in the bay of Matavai: she was detained 48 hours by the earnest request of the Missionaries, and took them, with their property, on board. They left Otaheite about noon, November 10, and anchored in the harbour of Huaheine, about noon the next day.

A Letter from the Missionaries, dated that day, to Mr. Campbell, of Sydney, one of the owners of the brig Perseverance, has the followingpassage:

You will observe that this is dated from Huaheine. A dangerous rebellion having taken place in Taheite, we were under the necessity of availing ourselves of the assistance of the Perseverance, to remove most of us to this place. The detention of the vessel for 48 hours, and our pas-, sage hither, you will learn from Mr. Keirumgaard's (the captain) papers. The charges, &c. we leave to the owners of the vessel, who will have to judge of all the circumstances; and, we doubt not, will be actuated by motives of justice, humanity, and honour.'

By another Letter from Mr. Campbell, dated Sydney, New South Wales, March 4, 1809, we find, that the owners had the goodness to decline making any charge for their passage; but he adds," I am extremely concerned for the loss of the Paramatta, that sailed from this port about a twelvemonth ago; by which conveyance supplies were sent to the Missionaries, which amounted to £165. as stated in my last and present account.'

The Missionaries, however, received some few necessaries from the brig Perseverance, with a cabooce for cooking their food. Further parti eulars may be expected by the first opportunity; and we cannot but in dulge a hope, that, under the direction of infinite wisdom and goodness, all the things which have happened, have fallen out for the furtherance of the gospel' in the southern islands.



LETTERS, of a very encouraging nature, have been received from Mr. C. Albrecht, who, with some other persons, took a long journey of three months among different tribes of the Namaquas. I have been,' he says, in a dismal wilderness, where the rocks and mountains render it impossible to travel with a waggon, and almost on horseback. I was obliged to seek these poor creatures in the most frightful holes and dens, to speak with them. When I approached, they fied: I was, therefore, obliged to send a messenger before me to tranquillize them. These poor creatures hid them. selves for fear of their neighbours, who are at war with them. I believe, however, that my coming conduced much to their peace and rest. They expressed a regard for me, and said they hoped, if I should come again, to shew me greater kindness than was now in their power.'

In our congregation (at the Warm Bath) we have seventeen, in whose hearts, we trust, the Lord works by his Holy Spirit. To him be praise and glory for ever! A Hottentot, of the Kaminniquas, who has been about two years with us, died lately. Shortly before his departure, he exhorted his children to be constant in their attendance on the gospel, and to be obedient to their teachers. "The Lord Jesus," said he, "the Son of God, is with me: be calls me, and I go to him." He died by an apo plexy. This man is the first we have buried; and we conducted the funeral with as much solemnity as our circumstances would allow. The people behaved with much silence and reverence. Four are baptized; aud two enjoyed with us the Lord's Supper. Twenty read tolerably well. We have planted some cotton; which grows well but as we are not


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