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Collections made in Scotland, by the Rev. Messrs. Campbell and Free,

to ussist the Jewish Fund of the London Missionary Society, 1807. May 24, Edinbingh, Mr. Peddie's, Bristow Street

Li 46 15 la 25, Portsburgh, Mr. Lothiau's

25 11 0 27, Paisley, Mr. Sınart's 28, Port Glasgow

23 12 7 29, Greenock

27 9 10 31, Glasgow (Messrs. Pirie and Dick's)

- 116 18 Ditto, at Mr. Kidston's

24 0 0 June 1, Stirling, at Mr. Smart's

21 5 2, Down, Mr. Fletcher's

0 Dumblane, Mr. Gilfillan's

6 3, Alloa, Mr. Waters's

13 2 01 Kincardine, Mr. Young's

5 9 31 5, Inverkeitling, Mr. E. Brown's

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0 Kinross, Mr. Ilay's

12 3 7, Perth, Mr. Aikinan's

35 0 0 Scone, Mr. Jameison's

8 1 9, Montrosc

199 6 10, Aberdeen, Mr. Glass's

18 14 0 Widow's Mite

0 0 11, Lock Chapel, Mr. Philp's

15 College Close

19 19 0 12, Stonehaven, Mr. Ballantine's Brechin, Mr. Blackader

7 17 1 14, Dundee. Particulars of the Collections here have not

come to hand; but will appear in our next. 15, Kennoway, Mr. Fraser's

8 17 0 Kirkaldy, Mr. Law's

20 16 0 Friends at Falkland

1 1 0 16, Kinghorn, Mr. Black's

4 0 0 Dunfermline, Mesars. Husband and M‘Tarlane's 26 13 0 17, Queensferry, Mr. Carruther's

9 Linlithgow, Mr. Watson's

16 1 0 M. P. and Miss P. Bo-wess

2 0 Falkirk, Mr. Belfrage's

22 18, Whitburne, Mr. J. Brown's

12 12 03 19, Musselburgh, Mr. Black's

10 *20, Dalkeith, Mr. Brown's

12 12 0 21, Edinburgh, Morning, at Mr. Lothian's (2d Collection) '8 0 0

Afternoon, at Mr. Peddie's (2d Collection) 29 13 35

Eveni. and next Morn. Rose St. Mr.J. Hall's 78 11 6 22, Leith, Mr. Aitchison's

33 0 3, Selkirk, Dr. Lawson's

10 10 24, Kelso, Mr. Hall's

12 60 25, Jedburgh, Mr. Young's, Sermon at an Hour's Notice 5 98 Hawick, Mr. Henderson's

10 18 5 26, Langholin, Mr. Jardine's

13 Collections in ENGLAND, ! for the General Fund of the London Missiðnary Society. June 28, Carlisle

10 11 103 29, Penrith, Mr. Thomson's Meeting

11 0 0 30, Kendal, Mr. Kays, for Jewish Fund

9 4 7 July 1, Lancaster, Mr. Charrier's

8' 13 2, Preston, Mr, Morgan's

9 12 5, Liverpool, Newington Chapel, Mr. Bruce's

3600 Bethesda Chapel, Duncan Str. Mr: Ralpb's 63

Baptist Chapel, Byrom Street, Mr. Davies's 35 0 0 6, Welch Calvinistic Methodists, Bedford Str. Chapel 30 0

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admirably calculated to counteract. Hore Psalmodiæ ; or a Popular Numerous professors, who are noi View of the Psalms of David, as oftended at sound doctrine, have Evidence of the Divine Origin of passed into the unwarrantable, ex- the Jewish and Christian Religions, trcine of practical Antinomianism. &c. 12то, . ва. In the perfection of a Saviour's

Tuis author proposés to consider righteousness, and in the riches of the Psalins in a light somewhat new, divine grace, by a strange inconsis. tency, they seek shelter for their of Revelation ; and though the dise !

as affording evidences of the truth unsubdued passions and dissipate.l cussion is contined to a tew Psalins, manners of life. The hideous de

or passages of the Psalms, the arformity of this monstrons corrup- gument is well conducted. In comtion, is faithfully exposed in the paring the religious knowledge of publication before us. A distine

the Jews with those of the contem? tion is clearly made between those

porary Heathen, he occupies strong individuals who merely admit the ground, and cannot be refuted: but doctrines of grace as subject of spe. the reader must not expect any criculation, and those who feel the vital tical discussions to elucidate the energies of them on their hearts.

passagez cited.

The author conThe principles whence good works tents himself with the English vershould flow, the rule by which they sion, sometimes in the translation should be guided, and the end to of the Bible, and sometimes of the which they ought to be directed, Prayer-Book. Neither is the work are accurately pointed out; and - thus the glorious truths of the gos

enriehed by any of those beautiful pel are vindicated afresh, against the which the work of Bishop Jorge

and evangelical illustrations for charge of leading to licentiousness.

is justly celebrated. To sum up our cstimate of this production in a few words, we con

The greater part of this little

voluine, however, is devoted to Two ceive it to be the effort of a mind, Preliminary Essays, which are in enlightened, vigorous, matured, and, telligent, and ably written. The above all, deeply impressed with the second, on Libertinism, is very iinawful importance of revealed truth. The style is nervous; the defini: pressive, and we wish it could be

generally circulated in the circles of tions, in general, good; the quota- Gallantry, alias Lewdness. But in tious original and apposite; and the the former Essay, we think, he too whole is stamped with dignity and much lowers the idea of Inspiration : weight by a deferential appeal to the

an error that we the rather mention, lively oracles of the “ only wise

because # is too prevalent. If the God." We regret that our Darrow Minits forbid us to give extracts; at 'limited to the essential doctrines anal

inspiration of the apostles “ was the same time, hoping, that this de duties of Christianity,” the question ficiency will excite our readers them arises, What doctrines and duties selves to walk through the Temple. are essential : -- and it is oply lo A Collection of Original Gospel- tial, to get rid of their authority. It Help to Zion's Travellers : being an the forlorn hope of the uncove

that a doctrine is non-essen

pretend Hynms. By J. Kent. 24mo, 18.6d.

is not indeed necessary to extend InTHEBE Hymns are written in a spiration to Natural Philosophy, or truly Christian spirit, and breathe to the arts, since they were not com: much of the fervour of evangelical missioned to teach them ; but if piety. We may very safely recoin- their decisions on matters of faith mend them to the pious reader, as were not infallible, what pre-emithey will afiord hiin much conso- nence have they above ourselves ? lation in a retired hour. Wc under- Indved, the discoveries of eighteen stand they are occasionally used in centuries must, in every other view, several congregations; and that Dr. give us a deeided preference,

but Hawker has sometimes introduced we have “a more sure word of prothem in his evening lectee.

phecy."

Attempt to remove various Stum. nánted mercies of God!" The truth bling Blocks, 80. By R. Hall. of the matter is, that Calvinism and With a Recommendatory Preface, Methodisin, and words of like unby Dr Ryland, 18me, 3s.

defined meaning, are only the tubs

thrown out to amuse the whale. We are glæd to see this excellent little work rescued from oblivion ;

The real ground of contest is the naand we cordiaily unite with Dr. Ry

ture and necessity of vital godliland in recommending it to our

ness,

whether the Holy Ghost is readers as a valuable piece of sound jót given in his divine influences, and practical divinity, calculated to restoring us to a life of communion rectify many mistakes too prevalent

with God, through the blood of the in the religions world. The author Lamb. The controversy about docwas father to the present ingenious

trines, among spiritually - minded

men, Mr. Hail, late of Cambridge.

has of late, we hope, fost many of the angles of asperity. Every

one who loves our Lord Jesus Christ Primitive Truth, in a History of the

in sincority, will neithor refuse the - Internal State of the Reformation, Affection to those of whom he has

hand of Fellowship, nor the heart of expressed by the Early Reformers confidence that they have received in their Writings, 8x0,78.

the grace of God in 'truth, and FLATTERING specches and vain drank into one Spirit. suggestions are utterly unbecoming The real sense of the Articles and those who advocate the cause of Doctrines of the Reformers is an primitive truth. This observation important point to be ascertained strikes in liminé. really believe that man the author by all who call themselves' Church

the persons to

men, and subscribe their assent and whom his Dedication is addressed consent. They are not the doctrines will approve his design, commend of Calvin or Arminius, aš copied its goodness, and extend to bim servilely from one master :- no, their favour and countenance ? Does nor from the Helvetic Confession ; ho not know that the Bishop of Lin- but drawn pure from the sacred coln's thcology, the book to re- fountains themselves, by men as commended to all our junior clergy, excellent and learned in the Scrip. is as contrary to the Helvetic Coli

tures as any of the foreign divipes, bession, Nowel's Catéchism, and Lutherans, Calvinists, or Zuinglians. Jewel's Apology, in respect of doc- In the great lines of truth 'they cotrines, as to the Institutes of Calvin ? incided, and if the doctrines of OriThe present wide line of separation ginal Sin, of Free Will, of Justifibetween us and our adversaries is cation by Faith, and of Good Works, not what Calvin or Arminius wrote:

were equally maintained by Luther but what our Reformers received as

and Melancthon, by Zuinglius and scriptural truth, respecting the fall, Ecolompadius, by Calvin and Beza, and its consequences, the exercise of by Craniner, Ridley, and Latimer, divine grace, the choice of an elect by Jewel, Sands, and other Repeople in Christ their covenant- formers, the writer of Primitive Head, and the effecłual operations Truth knows, that, without enterof the eternal Spirit in the renewing ing into the Decrees, expressed with of the hearts of sinneřs.“ Names of 'whatever moderation, whoever jemen and bug hear terrors of supposed sists on these leading truths of the consequences of the doctrines of 'gospel, according to the statement grace are conjured up; and after of any one of the persons mentioned, every confutation of the charges he will be immediately branded as brought, are still gibbetted to deter, a Calvinist.

But whom? Those who never The author, though unknown to tasted of the grace of God in truth, us, with all his endeavours to ward Does not the author of the prescrit off the reproach of Calvinism, will, treatise know, that Bullinger, and we doubt not, if he maintains the all the church at Zurich, are left to doctrines of theç Helvetic Confession, and preaches according to the tenor The ceremonies and vestments of the admirable sermon of Arch. have lost the importance once albishop Sands, be as deeply involved tached to them, and which those in the reproach he seeks to avoid, -who conformed would rather have as any of his fellows; and if he avoided, and wished to indulge the maintains the same doctrines of Free scruples of their brethren ; but the Will, Faith, and Works, Assurance imperious Queen, in nothing inferior and Certainty of Salvation ; of Me- to her father in despotisa, and rit and Mercy, found in page 180 of eraally a stranger to the religion of Bishop Jewel's Apology, though he which she claiined to be defender, should never glance at the doctrine regarded the question as an infringeof the 17th Article, wViger est, the 'ment of her authority. No other disbrand of Calvinism, Methodisna, pute among these honoured exiles Evangelism, or some other ism, will subsisted for many years. The Disbe as deeply stamped on him as on senters of that day and the Churchothers. Let bim produce from the 'men, in doctrine, continued unawritings of all those lo whom he nimous; and till the days of Laud, commends himself in his Dedication, such books as the Christian Theofor the last fifty years of his life, for logy, those of Daubeny and Kipso long he has served, any clear, de ting, would have subjected their - cided, zealous enforcement of the authors to the severest censure ; doctrines he mentions, conveyed in but tempora mutantur, and the aulanguage as forcible and precise as thor will neither be made Dean nor is found in the worthies who, he as- Archdeacon for his performances. serts, maintained them; or, if he . If he will maintain the doctrines of knows a single individual who, for the Helvetic Confession, tho' he cast his fidelity and zeal in maintaining out as many hard names on Calvin them, ever received the approba. as Dr. Kipling has done, he will be tion, favour, and countenance he as inuch à Methodist and Dissenter professes to expect froin his supe- in the church als out of it. It is riors; nay, if he does not know pleasant, however, to have the pool many who, for the diligence they kept stirriog ; some will step in and have shown in promoting the know- be healed. The waters will not be 3 ledge and enforeing the practice he troubled in vain. recommends, have exposed them- But I pass from general observa. selves to innumerable instances of tions to the able advocates for

jasult and oppression froin those by truth, Jewell and Sands, who shall whom they ought to have been com- speak for themselves ; and whether Inended, -- then we will retract our their sentiments be in any degree suspicions of insincerity, and impute Calvinistic or not, the reader will to some other cause his eager desire judge for himself, the advocate for to withdraw the Articles of the Primitive Truth himself furnishing Church of England, froin contains the evidence. ing a particle of Calvinism. Magna JEWELL. Liberum arbitrium capest veritus et prevalebit. So the book tivatwin, non nisi ad peccalam valet. of God engages us to believe; so the Quod bene vivimus, quod recte intelSigns of the Times encourage us to "ligimus, Deo debemus. Nostrum hope; and so indeed the experience nihil est, nisi peccalum, quod habeof as long a'rinistry in the church: mus." Only faith justifieth. They of England as his, emboldens the "åre justified freely, because working confidence that these doctrines have nothing, and requiring nothing, they increased, are increasisg, and, it is ' are justified by faith only, through hoped, will yet have more abundant the gift of God." “Concerning the increase, notwithstanding the avow- assurance and certainty of salvation, ed system to destroy tham, and the the 'Scriptures are full.' Cyprian

repeated atlcnpls to bring under saith, " Dost thou doubt and besicensure the most zealous suppwters - tate about thy salvation; that were of them ;'and this wonnd too, some-os much as not to know God that times, inflicted in the house of their were as much as, with the sin of Hapretended friends.

belief, to ofend Christ, the Master

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of believers ; that were as much as

Talents improved, or the PhilanIšeing in the church, in the house of

thropist. By the Author of Intefaith, to have no faith. It is no

resting Conversations, &c. Ilmo, presumption, - it is God's pro

Price 5s. juise." “God has, from the beginning,

The improvement of talents is a freely and of his miere savour, with- subject which this amiable and inkout any respect of persons, predes. genious weiter happily knows how tinated and elected the saints, whom to exemplify. Her lively powers are le will save by Christ. God hath again called into exercise.

*. To con• chosen us in him before the foun- vey religious instruction in an easy dation of the world. He hath saved and familiar manner to young and .ns, and called us with a holy calling, inconsiderate ninds, the inviting wot according to our works, but ac. manner of narrative, rather than the -cording to his own purpose and grave application of argument, is - grace, which was given to us thro' the mode by which 2 our fair author Christ Jesus before all time." arrests the attention of the reader; •"* Few of the learned sort, few such and yet, in some of the Conversaas are connted wise, embrace the lions, she proves herself. not defesa gospel with you, or join with you tive in the art of reasoning. in faith, or keep you company. Tnc principal hero of the narraGod hath let them be deceived in tive is Sir Charles Bright. His tutor, their wisdom. God hath nxade you, Mr.D. ; his gardener, Roger Trusty : who were weak and simple, and of Mr. Mrs. and Miss Warian, are also no reputation, wise and righteous, distinguished characters in the hisand sanctified and redeemed in tory. In the developement of these Christ Jesus. Therefore, Christ said, characters, which extends through "I thank thee,"? &c. The wise and a series of years, the author displays Jearned of the world cannot hear considerable ingenuity and accuracy them, cannot see them ; but they to . in preserving a consistency in thein, whom it pleased thee to give under, and in making cach of them instanding.'

teresting to the reader. Sir Charles The good Archbishop shall close is left an orphan; but, under the with his suffrage. " Remission of tuition of Mr. D). becomes a great sins is free, freely granted, freely scholar; and after passing through given. We tcach, with the blessed the university, returns to cnjoy his apostles and prophets, that, by na. paternal estate. Mr. D. resides with ture, we are children of wrath : that him as his friend. Ise establishes a corruption is bred and settled with inanufactory; and Mr. D. gives lectil our bones, with it, all the tures on Marality to the poor peop:owers and faculties of our nature ple, who, kowever, cannot anderare infected. Our understanding is stand him. Till this time Sir Charles darkened, our will in such thralcontinucs a merc philosophical undom and slavery to sin, it cannot believer, and in this character his like of any thing spiritual or hea- tutor "lived, and soon after died, venly, but is wholly carried unto evincing some symptoms of peni1leshly desires. We neither rise when tence. Sir Charles was from cas! we are fullen, por stand when we life mach attached to Roger Trusty i are risea, by our own strength and often held conversations with ia distrees, we are got able to crave him on religious subjects. The pious help, unless the Spirit wrest :out Roger, by his seasonable conversa1oba, Father, from us. We are rot, tions at different times, becomes at able to name Jesus, but by the length the successful instrument of special grace of his Spirit." If bis conversion. After this period, These expressions and sentiments be is happily married ; and l.is life were found in apy modern discourse, is adorned with every grace that can the author, I am afraid, would render him an extensive blessing to bardly be reckoned røtt. 67% degree society. The character of tho ViaCalenetid,

rian family is interwoven with the

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