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Mr. Taylor affects no parade of may say, without hesitation, that learning, nor pomp of expression; composing sermons for the instrucbut the wisdom and acuinen, 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 minisiers were more friends of the General Baptist So- attentive to writing their sermons ciety. With a design of correcuing thun many of them are, they would ignorance and carelessness, Mr.'I'ay- be abundantly recompensed for their lor makes the following pertinent labour. At least to write large, fail, remarks, which, for ilie 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, what 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 sazred vantage results froin large and careemployment. It cannot be ration- ful writing.” ally denied, that a man who is ignorani of his own mother tongue cuts an awkward figure in a pulpit. The Duties of the Marriage Stale: His pronunciation frequently erro

a Pastoral Address ; designed aisa neous; his language destilute of

as a General Illustration of the propriety and precision, frequently

Forin of Solennization of Matria

in ony. transgressing the plainest rules of

By Basil Woodd, A. M. concord and government, not lo

Price 9d. or Three Dozen for a mention the higher qualities of style.

Guineu. 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

The bject is very imaccurate sehool-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 weil known that, for want of the excellent rules recommended by this knowledje, many

ininisters Mr. Woodd duly observed, they have exposed ihemselves to ridicule; would secure the permanent happia and their ministrations, which vere ness of married persons. The folotherwise far above contemapt, have lowing passage deserves peculiar atbeen forsaken by men of iolrable 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 tear of God. The fact is, discourses. This is seldom of much that they are no longer under exuse; nor is it, by any means what ternal restraint, and they hart not we wish, at icast on common orca- suflicient religious principle to resions, io 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 beltvixi man the mosi useful and most respected: and wife, and their sometimes give but 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 decency, inculcate and recommend; the lat. calmness, and general goo.: temper ter, we wish to correct, as that to all 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 plain, not afraid to discover their natural seeins to be one of the first qualifi- gourness and malignity. This sherg cations of a good preacher.

We that neither love of rectituuc nor the

sermons.

grace.”

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 due, 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 bis zeal.

The Hibernian Society, wisely In the latter part of this treatise, judging that, in addition to the vaja which the author insists on Paren- juable information they had obtal Duties, an atiention to the dress tained by correspondence with good of young persons is thus recom- men in Ireland, they should attain jnended : “ Modesty in dress ought further advantages from the obseralso to be regarded : there is a ine

vations of gentlemen who should dium, an observable diference be- visit that country, and prosecute tween an affected singularity and those enquiries which related to fashionable conformity. It is also their ohject, 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 undertake this mission. rule is, “ Let your moderation be These gentlemen sailed from Holy. krown unto 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 homan Ennsscorthy, and New Ross. They heart occasion. The style 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 afterwards to Limerick, unbecoming exposure of the person Tuam, Castlebar, Sligo, and Aris an affront to decency and good magh; and returned through Dunmanners. Every religious woman, dalk and Drogheda io Dublin. The every virtuous woman, ought in detail of their journies is mingled conscience to sel 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 autor on this head ; and wretched superstitions of the Cathocannot bui impute many of those lies in performing stations, as it is impronrieties in female appearance, called, at Croagh · Patriek, from so besily 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 ihan to the vanity of their daugh.. acknowledgments are also made for tes.

the generous hospitality and judiWe hcartily recommend this liitle cious advice which they received but useful work to our married

from pious friends, particularly in rerders.

Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick,

Sligo, and Armagh. Report of a Depuiution from the

The Report then proceeds to its viiliemnian Society, respeciing the more immediate and very important Nicligioits Sluie of Ireland, Sc. object, - the state of religion among €10,)s.

the following classes : The Roman Watike the earliest opportunily Catholics, the Protestant Episcopaof citing the aitention of our lians, the Presbyterians, and the

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Methodists. On each of these de- will not depart from it.” This nominations judieious and candid neral direction is amplified in the remarks are offered ; as also on the following particulars : -- 1. Train up Independents, especially in the a child in the knowledge and sernorth. Sơme notice is likewise vice of God; 2. In acts of justice taken of that new system which is and honesty towards his fellow-creaknown by the name of Marked Sepa- tures; - 3. Ia habits of tenderness, fation.

kindness, and compassion ; Our limits (too scanty for our Train up the child to speak the numerous ‘olijects and correspond; truth on all occasions ; – 5. In a ents) will not allow us, at present just abhorrence of all profane and however; to give even an abstract impious language: – 6. In obediof those observations and proposals ence to just authority : - 7. In hawhich are offered by the Deputa- bits of industry ;

8. In the protion; but which are exceedingly va- per governinent of himself, his luable, not only to the Society, but humours, and passions ; 9. In to the religious world at large. We good manners ;

10. Train up a must refer our readers to the pub- child, not only by precept, but by lication itself, which is well writ. example. ten, handsomely printed, and sold These particulars must appear of very cheap, for the benefit of the great importance to every pious Society. A perusal of this Tract parent; and we most cordially recannot fail to excite the sympathy commend this brief and cheap of every serious Christian ; and, we pamphlet to such persons ; ,

and trust, it will eventually add a great more particularly to those who have number of Names to the List of not money to purchase, nor leisure Subscribers.

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The Ramayuna of Valmeki, vol. I. Mr. Fawcett is well known to the translated by the Missionaries Carey religious public by several useful and Marshman, from the Original

Sanscrit, is in the press.

- As is also productions, which have been noticed in this work. We are glad to

a new edition of Mather's Essays to

do Good. sce his pen resumed, especially on the present interesting subject, The Tenth and last Volume of which we conceive he is well quali- Bishop Hall's Works will be ready in fied to discuss.

the course of January ; when also This treatise is founded on that will be published, Separate Editions admirable maxim (Prov. xxii. 6.) of that Prelate's valuable Contem"Train up a child in the way he plations; and also of his Practical should go; and when he is old, he and Devotional Works.

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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

Extruct of a Letter from a Friend Present State of the Orphan Ilouse al Copenhagen, dated Oci.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, womell,

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 fivia floors 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

Sept. 2, 1807. violence. Window - glass, bricks 66 It affords me sincere satisfacand liles, and even the stones of the tion to be able to inform your Chrispavement, were living about. Some tian 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 build. house, and compelling the inhabit- ings ; and so struck with what he anis to escape for their lives in wild heard of its 'excellent founder, that confusion and despair.

Dear Sir, immediately, burnt with a terrible

he made it an annual present of Such was the dreadful scene we 4000 rix-doliars (or about 10001.) have witnessed. We are daily bear- The number of children support. ing of people who, worn out with ed in the Orphan-House, aineunted, 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 hind themselves in the cellars, dence of God, one of its chief inspecare supposed to have been barnt tors is become a truly pious and de. alive, or buried in the ruins. Some voted character, though he had bled to death, having none to as- been formerly a Socinian. His name tist them: but time woull 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,

Suflice 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, amil many thousands have “ As you will be desirous ! lost their all.

know the fate I met with during Such are the miscries of var! the late awful events in my native Send peace in our time, 0 Lord ! country, I can iusorm you, to the

praise and glory of God, that I " 'True, our faith is still tried, and never before experienced the blessed - our patience exercised : but“ paeffects of the Gospel in such a de- tience worketh experience, and exgree as at this very period; my perience hope, and hope maketh not mind being kept in a state of in- ashamed.” Thro’the mercy of God, ward peace and tranquillity, and Franck's Institutions are still contifilled with divine consolations in the nued, but on a very limited scale ; midst of our outward troubles and which deeply grieves me at a time afflictions. Though I had to take when the number of the needy and my share in them, yet I have learnt truly distressed persons is greater to consider them as real gain for any than ever. The funds of the Instituinner man; and feel constrained to tions have been almost exhausted by say with Chrysostom, “ Blessed be the happy consequences of the war: God for all things that happen.' our debts, wiich we have been under For this I know, that nothing can the necessity of making, for paying happen without him; anxi whaiever our share in the requisitions of the he may either do or permit, will al- enemy, are increasing; and, should ways have a good iermination. the war continue, there is no pros

· The first week following the 17ih pect, before human eyes of their of October was the most afflictive being able to hold it out any both for our town and myself. In 'longer. the absence of my colleague, I was

6. But of this confidence I will left alone to take care of Franck's not suffer myself to be robbed, that Institutions, which were peculiarly the eye of the Lord is upon them threatened about this time; but I for good, and that his help will ap. experienced, more than ever, that

pear at the right time.” Christ's strength is made perfect in Thus far the interesting letter of weakness ; for it was he alone who Dr. Knapp, which you may comenabled me, not only to comfort municate to your friends; and also others with those consolations which insert in the Evangelical Magazine, had been afforded to me, but even if you should think it proper, as to stand before the Emperor Napo- many benevolent Englishmen seem leon, and to plead the cause of the to take peculiar interest in the preOrphan House with considerable ef- servation of Dr. Franck's excellent fect.

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The following are the particulars of that dreadful catastrophe which

occurred on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 20: Mr. G. Boreham, a re. spectable iarner of Hoddesdon, had four daughters,, one of them the wife of Mr. Warner, of Jewin Street,

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