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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 decply 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 exhausied by say with Chrysostom, “ 'Blessed be the unhappy consequences of the war: God for all things that happen.”. our debts, which we have been under For this I know, that nothing can the necessity of making, for paying happen without him; and 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 termination. the war continue, there is no pros.

The first week following the 17th · pect: before human eyes of their of October was the most afflictive being able to hold it out any both for our

own 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 apexperienced, 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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s. 'd Perth Society, for Propagating the Gospel among Heathen and Unenlightened Nations, by the Rev. Mr. Willison

30 0 0 The Tutors of the Children of T. Cuthbertson, late of Lyon Cross, Parish of Nielson, by the Rev. Mr. Ewing : For the Conversion of the Jews

3 0 0 For the Missions to Africa


6 0 0 A Friend, Parish of Nielson, by the Rev. Mr. Ewing, for the Conversion of the Jews

3 0 A Friend, Parish of Stewartson, by the Rev. Mr. Ewing, for Missions to Africa

0 Rev. Mr. Humphreys and Congregation, Hammersmith

28 A Gift of J. P. jun. favour of Messrs. A. and C.

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Dreadful Murder
At Hoddesdon, in Hertfordshire,,

The following are the particulars of that dreadful catastrophe which

occurred on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 20: Mr. G. Boreham, a re. spectable farmer of Hoddesdon, had four daughters, one of them the wife of Mr.Warner, of Jewin Street, London ; the other three single. to dissuade her from having apy Mrs Warner had been on a visit to connexion with him. her parents several days. On Tues- Mr. James, the surgeon, of Hod: day evening, Mrs. Hommerston, a desdon, being called in, found Mrs, neighbour, went to Mr. Boreham's Hommersion on the bench in the to spend the evening; and while she porch, speechless, but not quite was sitting with Mr. and Mrs. Bore- dead: she lived about three miham and their four daughters, about nutes; and, on going into the sit, nine o'clock, they heard a noise ju a țing-room, he found Mrs. Warner back-yard. Mrs. Hommerston got on her back, under the front winup, opened the back-door, and went dow, quite dead, and Mrs. Bore to see who was there ; when Thomas ham bleeding. "He was at first very Simmonds, late a servant to Mr. doubtful of her recovery; but there Boreham, struck her a violent blow are great hopes she wiļl do well. on the back part of her neck with a The evidence beføre the Coroner penknife, and afterwards stabbed being gone Ibrough, thu jury, with: her in two other places. She then out hesitation, gaye in a verdict of returned into, and ran through the Wilful Murder against Thomas sitting-room which she had just left, Simmonds.” as far as the porch ; and sat down The villain was immediately conthere on the bench, being quite ex. veyed to Hertford gaol; and has, hausted from the loss of blood. The since, confessed to the gaoler, &c. villain then rushed into the sitting- the whole transaction ; expressed room, with his knife open, and sorrow for what he had done; and stabbed Mrs. Warner in the neck, said, he had no previous intention and divided the left carotid artery. to murder Mrs. Hominerston, or She ran to the fire-place, and then any of Mr. Borehain's family, his to the front window, where she fell sole design being against Elizabeth dead. He then flew to Mrs. Bore- Harris, the servant. ham, and stabbed her in the hind part of her head, close to the neck, At the latter end of October last, and afterwards in the back part of two gentlemen, French prisoners, her left shoulder. She ran from on their parole, took lodgings at him into the street, calling out, Chesterfield. One of them perceiv“Murder !” Mr. Boreham's other ed that his strong box had been three daughters escaped. The vil- opened, and property to the amount Jain then ran out of the sitting-' of a thousand pounds taken out. room into the back-kitchen, after After much enquiry and examinathe maid-servant. Mr. Boreham, tion, it was found that the robbery who had been looking on during had been committed by his friend; this most horrid transaction, got who, after a clear detection, made a up (though very lame from a pa- full confession of his guilt. In the wlytic stroke) caught up the poker; nean time he had taken poison, afand in going after him, was thrown terwards stabbed himselt, and exdown by the maid, whom the vil- pired. The jury returned a verdict lain seized at the same instant, knelt of Self-Murder; and he was buried on her body, laid hold of her mouth in a wasic piece of ground near the with his left hand, and was just town. What an awful instance of going to cnt her throat, when she treachery, pride, and infidelity was snatched the knife from him. He this! then fled ; and hid himself in a cow

Oct. 21. Maitland Smith was ex• shed, where he was soon taken.

ecuted ať Dumfries, for the robbery It appears that the offender had and murder of Alex. Williamson, á been servant in the family for about drover, at Dalqubat, in April last. two years; but was lately dismissed. His behaviour displayed ad uncom. While in the family, he paid his ad- mon degree of Christian fortitude: diesses" to the servant, Elizabetli he addressed the spectators in a firm Harris; but the symptoms of his one of voice, acknowleuglog the ferocious temper induced Mrs. B: justiceof his sentence, and toanking God for his goodness in bringing him the evidenec of Mr. C. the purser, so speedily (after the offence) to could not be received ; and that his Dumfries, where, from the unre- conduct should be represented to the mitting attention of the mipisters Lords of the Admiralty, which was and others, he was enabled to flee done accordingly; when Mr. C. to Christ, the Rock of his şalvation, was immediately superceded.--This on whose redeeming blood be placed decision, we conceive, does honour bis only confidence. He denied hav- to the Court-Martial and to the ing been concerned in any other Lords of the Admiralty. public offence than that for which he suffered.” On sitting down in a

The New Rupture Society, chair, he expressed himself thus: Patronized by his Royal High

I sit down here with as much plea- sess the Duke of York, has lately sure as I ever did in any convivial received the liberal donation of 100 company " - We beg leave to re- Guineas from his Grace the Duke mark, that, however we may re- of Bedford; also a munificent joice to find a fellow.creature ex- transfer of 5001. 3 per cent. consols, pressing his cheerful confidence in with 901. dividends, from John Tyrthe blood of the Redeemer, when whitt, Esq. of Netherclay, in Somerabout to be launched into eternity, setshire, through the medium of yet, when a criminal is just submit- John Heaviside, Esq. for promoting ting to the dreadful sentence of the the objects of that Institution. The law, for having embrued his hands benefits of this laudable charity are in the blood of an innocent person, extended to all parts of the kingwe should find a still greater degree dom; and the patients in London of satisfaction in the expression of are attended by W. Blair, Esq. No. the most pungent sorrow, grief, and 69, Great Russel Street, Bloomsshame, for a sin of such awful mag: burySubscriptions are received by pitude ! The death of a malefactor Mr. Sawyer, the Collector, No. 20, and that of a martyr, may be ex. Great James Street, Bedford Row; pected to differ. Deep penitence in and by Mess. Hoare, Bankers, Fleet the one case, and holy exultation Street, the Treasurers. in the other, are equally suitable. BLASPHEMY PUNISHBD. - At a Court

A few Christian friends having Martial, held at Portsmouth, Oct. taken into consideration the dis27, for the trial of the surgeon of tressing situation of the aged and inhis Majesty's ship Jamaica, for im- firm Christian Poor, who, being proper conduct, the evidence for past labour, are left without any The prosecution being closed, the human means of support, have reprisoner entered upoň his defence; solved to institute a Society to be and desired that Mr. C. the purser, denominated THE AGED PILGRIM'S might be examined. This was ob- FRIEND, for the purpose


granting jected to, on the ground that he, annnities of five guineas cach to the purser, had been beard to utter such aged and infirm persons as “are blasphemous expressions, which of the household of Faith,” of the shewed that he was an Infidel and age of sixty and upwards, and an Atheist ; and, therefore, that his whose inconie does not exceed five evidence was inadmissible. To shillings per week. A number of prove this allegation, several wit- persons have already come forward pesses were called, who testified that with subscriptions and donations ; he had uttered expressions to the and, it is hoped, that this institution following purport: “ That our will meet with the countenance and Saviour Jesus Christ was an inpos- support of every real Christian who tor, - that he would like to have desires to shew biis aitachment to his seen him receive five dozen Jasbes Lord by love to his brethreo. at the gangway;

that the Bible The Committee meet the last Mon. was a parcei of ddlies, and day in every month at No.13, l'earought to be burned by the common tree Street, Goswell Street; where hangman.”- In consequence of this Subscriptions and Donations will be testimony, the Court agreed that thankfully received.

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THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM. From the Remains of H. K. White. When marshall'd on the nightly plain, The glitt’sing host bestud the sky; One star alone, of all the train, Can fix the sinner's wand'ring eye! Hark! hark! to God the chorus breaks, From ey’ry host, from ev'ry gem; But one alone, the Saviour speaks,It is the Star of Bethlehem! Once on the raging seas I rode, The storm was loud, the night was dark, The ocean yawn`d, and rudely blow'd The wind that toss'd my found'ring bark. Deep horror then my vitals froze': Death-struck, I ceas'd the tide to stem; When suddenly a star arose, It was the Star of Bethlehem ! It was my guide, my light, my all, It bade my dark forebodings cease; And thro the storm and dangers' thrall, It led me to the port of Peace. Now safely moord, my perils o'er, l'll sing, first in Night's diadem, For ever and for evermore, The Star,

the Star of Bethlehem !

How vain is human life!

How full of anxious cares !
Vain are its labours, - full of strife

Are all its days and years!
Our childhood, ah, how vain !

How easy led astray!
Eager and rash some bliss to gain,

We miss the narrow way.
How many fatal baits

Our giddy youth surround !
And danger on our manhood waits,

And snares in age abound !
Who knoweth what is good ?

What good should man pursue ?
Is it the creature, - or is God,

Our bliss and glory too ?
Spirit of truth and grace

Illuminate my mind;
Teach me a Saviour's love and ways,

Salvation may I find !
Then, though this life be vain,

Through Christ shall I enjoy
True happiness, and bliss obtain,

That ne'er shall fade nor cloy.
By faith may I arise,

Apd seek a rest above :
A house eternal, 'bove the skies,

The seat of peace and love !



LINES By a Young Lady who was exposed

to the early Part of the late Thunder-storm, on the Morning of July

11, 1806. Jesus, obedient to thy word, I see the awful tempest rise ; The sable cloud, with searful gloom, Veils the fair beauties of the skies. I hear the distant thunders roll; View it in majesty advance : Surcharg'd with terror, lo! it comes, And soon o'erspreads the vast expanse. Tremendous scene ! my feeble frame, Oppress’d with fear, would quickly fly ; But, conscious of thy pow'r to save, Po Thee I lift an anxious eye! I hasten to my wish’d-for home, And hope to find a shelter there ; But home no safety can afford, Unshelter'd by thy gracious care ! Thy mercy sheaths the darts of Death; They all around me harmless play: And when they have perform'd thy will, In calm submission pass away!

As spices, mingled with our food,

Give flavour to the feast,
So holy pleasures ever should

Refresh and cheer the guest. To feed the gross corporeal frame,

And starve the nobler mind, Dishonoureth the Christian name,

And leaves no zest behind !
If saints in social circles meet,

Like relatives of old,
Sure, some should sit at Jesus' feet,

Or else his truth unfold.
This is the true support of life,

Provision for our souls ! This kindles love, and conquers strife,

And prejudice controuls ! Feed us, O Lord, with holy truth,

While o'er this waste we roam ; Till parents, children, age, and youth, Shall meet in Canaan's home!


*** P. signifies POETRY.











ABERGAVENNY, Academy open-

Buchanan's Dr. Account of the
ed at

188 Syrian Christians
Address of the Bishops and Clergy 90
Address to the Ladies and Gentle.

Cabinet, the Spiritual

men of Wincanton, P

Cause of rejecting Christianity 263

Advice to the Laity


Christ, on the Compassion of
Affectation, on, in Ministers

on the Divinity of 363, 407
Africa, Intelligence from

Christian Refuge, the

African Institution


Christ, the Believer’s All, P
Aged Pilgrim's Friend

Christians and Deists contrasted


America, Intelligence from

Christianity, the. Excellency of

Tradition of the Delage 526

Christian Meekness
Angel Jehovah, the

454, 501
China, Account from

Anecdotes of

Chinese Antiquity disproved 513
Itinerant Preacher, an

Chapels opened at

Lady, a


Leighton, Archbishop


247, 379
Poor Man, a


Sailor, a


Worts, Mr. T.

Earl Shilton

Answers to Queries 263, 359, 405, 6, 440

Eynsford, Kent

Appeal to Evangelical Ministers


Hartly Row
Associations at


Bedford Union

Kentish Town




Nuneaton Common


Meols, Lancashire




Welsh Chapel


Close of the Year, Thoughts on 580


Civilization of the Heathen

Kent, East

Concio ad Cleros
Kent, West

141, 486

Conversion, Extraordinary

--- of De la Harpe 449

Middlesex and Hertfordshire

Contribution for building Chapels 6


Comment on 1 Thess. v. 18


380 Congregational Union

Çooke, Miss, Life of

329, 532
Atonement, Thoughts on the 201

Crucifixion, on the, P

Dale, Life of Mr.

Baptist Mission to Bengal 234, 333 Deaths, Recent, 33, 126, 144, 276,
Bermuda, Letter from

367, 415
Buenos Ayres, Mission to
137 Demerara, Mission to

Beza, Extract from
408 Deists, Difference amougst

Bethlehem, the Star of, P
614 Deism, Causos of

Bibles, the good Effects of distri- Defence of Missionary Society 569,

Distribution of Profits

Bible Society

Dream, a

the. P.

336 Druidism yielding to Christianity 348
Remonstrance of a Pulpit 449

Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Iodia 473
Testimony to the Holy 512 Edinburgh Missionary Society 136,
Blasphemy punished

377, 525


181, 329



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