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following asseriion is advanced and nors of the General Baptists'Eransupported in too open a way to be gelical Academy. By D. Taylor. nisindersiood :- : ---- I dare say a Price Is, man's personal worih has very little There are hut few religious soconnection with his opinions in mai- cieties which would refuse the acters of speculation.' Doubtless, ceptance of a minister, merely bethere are some inferior speculative (alse he had enjoyed academical points, which are perfecily narin advantageThe occasional clamless ; but, generally speaking, there our which Ignorance has raised, is is a strict alliance between senti- highly censurable ; we mean that ment and conduct. Fals: opinions which is directed against all kind of will be the parents of incorrect and preparatory tuition whatever. The vicious practices. The quoiation reasoning, or rather the folly, that from Psalm 95 is mutilated; and would contend for ministerial ignor: had it been given entire, would have ance, cannot be too much exploded. thrown a weighis argument against On the other hand, it ought to be the tenet which Di. Mutter so conceded, and even deplored, that weakly defends.
" knowledge puffethup;” that We were also much surprized at youthful instructors are apt to be the feeble reason which he assigns is wise in their own conceits;" and in support of the Comment on Co- that the advantage of passing thro lossus ü. 15. The gloss of Mr.
an academical course of studies is Peirce is given to the passage; magnified into an occasion of boastwhich, however, is rejected by Drs. ing, where sold acquisition and Guyse and Doduridge ; to whose useful furniture are wanting. While, noies on that text we refer eur therefore, Mr. Taylor and others are readers.
demonstrating the importance of In the second edition of a work, preparatory studies, the example we should not have expected to find of students, and young men just so many literal inaccuracies. There emerged from seminaries, is no such word as prophunily in the should add weight and dignity to English language, though we see it their sentiments. Our friendly adsometimes used instead of profane- vice to them on this topic shall not ness.
The printer is to be blamed fatigue their memories : it is merely for giving us exhilirate for exhila- this :- Let Simplicity and Humility tale, examplify for exemplify, de accompany them to the pulpit, to ceni for descent, clossest for closest, the parlour, and to the coltage. concience íor coscience, &c. Nor Such' a mode of conduct would be can we acquit the Doctor for his
seen and admired in every circle; frequent seinstitution of will for and it would cffociuaily put to sishulli iw.instances of which occur lence those who affect to despise in the last page but ole of his vo
ministerial preparation, and who lume : yet these are minor defrcis, speak contemptuously of those which we coudhave vikingly over.
young preachers who have enjoyed loobci, had the discours pos- ii. sessed more evangelic consistency Mr. Taylor's subject is founded on and worth. 'Armyard to the religi- Matt. xii. 52 ; and the manner in ous principles of our readers has which he illustraies aud applies it compuilee us to expose the hurious to the institution for which he fautis of this work, because they are pleads, and to academical instrucmore lik ly to be unnoticed, or to
fion in general, is sensible, candid, prove injurions, mised as they are
Hé oliviales popular with solid sease and scriptural quo- prejudice by sayinç, " We do not tations.
design to male ministers, nor genThe Nature and importance of Pre- tlemen, nor men of general leain
paralory Studies, prior to enter- ing." Having discussed these topies, ing on the Christian Ministry, con- he next states the nature and imsidered: 6 Sermon delivered at portance of those studies in which Loughborough, before the Gover. they are to engage.
Mr. Taylor affects no parade of may say, without hesitation, that learning, nor pomp of expression ; composing sermons for the instrucbut the wisdom and acumen, the tion of mankind, is a principal part candour and seriousness of the ser- of a minister's business.
I make no mon are such as entitle it to gene- scruple to give it as my opinion, ral attention, and especially to the that if young ministers were more friends of the General Baptist So- attentive to writing their sermons ciety. With a design of correcting than many of them are, they would ignorance and carelessness, Mr. 'Tay- be abundantly recompensed for their lor makes the following pertinent labour. At least to write large, full, remarks, which, for the same rea- and correct skeletons of sermons, son, we insert :
would be of unspeakable advantage “ We wish to convince young to themselves, and to the people ministers, of what many of them they are called to serve. Without and many others seem not to under- reading their sermons, or confining stand, - waat kinds of knowledge themselves to their skeletons, they are necessary to render them re- will find upon trial, that great adspectable and useful in their sacred vantage results froin large and careemployment. It cannot be ration- ful writing.” ally denied, that a man who is ignorant of his own mother tongue cuts an awkward figure in a pulpit. The Duties of the Marriage State: His pronunciation frequently erro
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Form of Soleinnization of Matri. transgressing the plainest rules of mony. By Basil Woodd, A. M. concord and government, not to
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Guinea. Surely, a man who speaks in public This Address was originally deought to understand these elemen- livered by the author in the form of tary things, respecting which, an
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im. accurate school-boy of ten years old portant; and is treated in a plain, would easily detect his errors. Yet pious, and scriptural manner. Were it is wel known that, for want of the excellent rules recommended by this knowled, e, many ministers Mr. Woodd duly observed, they have exposed ihemselves to ridicule; would secure the permanent happie and their ministrations, which were ness of married persons. The folotherwise far above contempt, have lowing passage deserves peculiar atbeen forsaken by men of iolerable tention : The loo frequent conunderstanding and refinement. tentions and petulances of the do
“ We grant that there is no ne- mestic scene, too often prove that cessity for ministers to take up neitber party is influenced by the much of their time in polishing their love and fear of God. The fact is, discourses. This is seldom of much thal they are no longer under exuse; nor is it, by any means what ternal restraint, and they hart not we wish, at Acast on common occa- sufficient religious principle to resions, to recommend. Ministers strain inwardly their own peevish who have used the greatest plain- humours. " What is the reason of ness of speech, have generally been the frequent uneasiness betwixi man the most useful and most respected: and wife, and their sometimes givbut I trust we are all able to dis. ing full scope to their passions upon tinguish between plainness and i18- very trifing occasions, even among propriety. The former we wish to persons who behave with decener, inculcate and recommend; the lacalmness, and general gooi temper ter, we wish to correct, as tha to ali others?" It is because they which ought by all means to be think their reputation sale in each avoided. To express divine things other's hands; and, therefore, are in proper language, however plaid, not afraid to discover their natural seems to be one of the first qualifi- gourness and malignity. This shews cations of a good preacher. We that neither love of rectitude nor tie
fear of God is at the bottom of that readers to this singular and interestpoor thing we call Virtue, since we ing publication, in which every one exert it least where it is most duo, who feels as he ought for the true and where it would be most service- welfare of his country, will find able to ourselves, only because we much to impress his mind and exthink we can do so without dis- cite his zeal." grace.”
The Hibernian Society, wisely In the latter part of this treatise, judging that, in addition to the vain which the author insists on Paren- Tuable information they had obtal Duties, an atiention to the dress tained by correspondence with good of young persons is thus recom- men in Ireland, ihey should attain mended : “ Modesty in dress ought further advantages from the obseralso to be regarded there is a ine- vations of gentlemen who should dium, an observable difference be. visit that country, and prosecute tween an affected singularity and those enquiries which related to fashionable conformity. It is also their object, prevailed on the Rev. true, that different situations in life
Mess. Charles, Bogue, and Hughes, authorize a different style of appa: together with the Treasurer, Mr. rel; but in every rank the Christian Mills, to underiake this mission. rule is, “ Let your moderation be These gentlemen sailed from Holsknown untə all men. The best head, July 24 ; and arrived at Dubgeneral direction, as to dress, is lin next day. After several interprobably this,“ Dress so as not to be views with the friends of the Soobserved whether you drass or not.” ciety there, they cominenced their This concise excellent rule will pre- tour July 31; and taking different serve modesty and propriety in routes, oile party visited Athy, dress, and will prevent that vanity Castle-Comber, Kilkenny, and Clonand ridiculous ailention to orna- mell; another took the road thro* ment and fashion, which the love of Wicklow, Arklow, Gorey, Fearns, dress and the pride of the haman Ennsscorthy, and New Ross. They heart occasion. The siyle of female met, August 3, at Waterford; from dress, in the present day, is disgust- whence they travelled together to ing and abominable: the half-naked Cork : and afierwards to Limerick, unbecoming exposure of the person Tuam, Castlebar, Sligo, and Aris an affront to decency and good magh; and returned through Dun
Every religious woman, dalk and Drogbeda to Dublin. The every virtuous woman, ought in detail of their journies is mingled conscience to set her face a gainst, with many entertaining observations and oppose such shameful, such on the appearance of the country wicked fashions."
and the manners of the people; toWe heartily join issue with the geiher with an account of the worthy author on this head ; and wretched superstitions of the Cathocannot but impute many of those lies in performing stations, as it is improprieties in female appearance, called, at Croagh. Patriek, from so lepily and so jusliy complained which St. Patrick is said to have of by ail pious persons, to the cui- driven all the venemous reptiles of pable neglect of mothers, rather the country into the sea. Suitable than to the vanily of their daugh acknowledgments are also made for te:s.
the generous hospitality and judi. We heartily recommend this liitle cious advice which they received bat useful work to our married
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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. Extruct of « Letter from a Friend Present State of the Orphan IIouse al Copenhagen, dated Oct. 5, 1807.
at Halle, in Saxony. It is impossible for me to describe what we have suffered during the wonderful appearance of Divine the boinbardment. Bombs flying
Providence in the first establishthick as bail, crushing men, womeil,
ment of this useful institution, and children under their immense under Professor Franck, was such weight; or, by their explosion,
as to interest all who have read dealing destruction to all around; an account of it in its welfare; entering by the front of the house, and many have anxiously wished and carrying every thing before
to know whether it is still contithem ; or forcing their way by the
nued. A correspondent in Scotroof through four or fiva doors land, particularly, wishes informadown to the cellar, into which the tion on this head. For his gratiinhabitants, half - dead with fear, fication, and that of the public in had retired for safety ; and there, general, the following account bursting in the midst of them, kill- has been oblained from the Rev. ing some and wounding others; Mr. Steinkopff, Minister of the while, at the same time, their com- Lutheran Chapel, in the Savoy, bustible contents set fire to the London, in a letter to the Editor. house; which, if not extinguished immediately, burnt with a terrible
Dear Sir, Sept. 2, 1807. violence. Window - glass, bricks 66 It affords me sincere satisfacand tiles, and even the stones of the tion to be able to inform your Chrispavement, were flying about. Some tax friends in Scotland, that Franck's persons were killed on the spot, excellent institution in Halle, has others lay groaning with their been preserved and supported from wounds, dying, or calling upon its first foundation to this very time. their neighbours to carry them to God has always at the right season the hospitals. Women were heard raised up new benefactors; and the screaming on account of the loss of
present King of Prussia, when he their husbands or children, and visited the Orphan House, about children for their parents. The de- five or six years ago, was truly asvouring flame threatening every tonished at the extent of the buildhouse, and compelling the inhabit- ings; and so, struck with what he ants to escape for their lives in wild heard of its 'excellent tounder, that confusion and despair.
he made it an annual present of Such was the dreadful scene we 4000 rix-doliars (or about 10001.) have witnessed. We are daily hear- The number of children supporting of people who, worn out with ed in the Orphan-House, a.neunted, fatigue, threw themselves down on before the late war, to about 1200; their beds, to rise no more. Many and by the peculiarly kind proviwho hid themselves in the cellars, dence of God, one of its chief inspecare supposed to have been burnt tors is become a truty pious and de. alive, or buried in the ruins. Some voled character, though he had bled to death, having none to as- been formerly a Socinian. His name fist them: but time would fail to is Knapp, Doctor of Divinity, from zive even au outline of the distress whom I have received a letter, of this unhappy city. Sufficc it to dated the 11th of May, 1807 ; from say, that perhaps 20,000 persoas which I will give you the following have been driven from their habi. extract:tations, and many thousands have “ As you will be desirous !! lost their all.
know the fate I met with during Such are the miseries of var! the late awful events in my native Sead peace in our time, O Lord ! country, I can inform you, to the