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gion, by giving a few particulars of The Importance of Domestic Disci. her own life, to shew what experi- pline ; and Youth admonished of inental religion had done for her in The Evils of Bad Company: Iwo many trying situations.

Sermons preached at Newport, Isle " I like the liberality of your senti- of Wight, by Dan. Tyeripan, 8vo, Inent, Madain,” said our

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price Is. 60. lar, “ in not connecting the essence of Christianity with peculiar modes Mr. T. is already known to the and opinions ; - but are all sectari-religious world as the Author of an ans thas liberal ?” • I fear,' replied Essay in favour of Infant Baptisın. Mrs. P. there is much bigotry to

The subjects of these sermons are be found amongst sectarians; and of the highest general importance ; I fear also that this disposition is not and we are sorry to learn that they @unfined to sectarians only, but ex- are peculiarly necessary in his local tends itself even within the walls of situation, as we find from the folthine own establishment; but I would lowing paragraph in his modest adfain hope ihat the generality of pro

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“ The author of the following are not disposed to narrow that strait sermons lias witnessed with painful path which leads to eternal life:' cxertions the increasing profligacy Mrs. Placid proceeds with her

of the town where Divine Providence

very calamitons history, though often in has called him to labour. To behold terrupted by the incidents of the road a place, once favoured for morality and the pleasantries of her compa- and simplicity, given up to their opnions. After the conclusion, the posite vices, to a considerable extent, Squire and the Scholar unite in call- must be a distressing sight to a beneing Mrs. P.'s trials miseries. The volent mind. Persuaded that much Scholar urges her to define the term;

of the iniquity of the rising genera, she replies,

" Taken in the abstract, tion takes its rise in the neglect of as thou wouldest logically term it, domestic discipline, he resolved to imconnected with my particular attempt to correct the evil in iisoriviews and circumstances, my trials gin; and therefore addressed the first may be called miseries, but they serinon to parents and heads of fami

so intermixed with mercies, lies; and having seen, in several sor. that they could not render me mise- rowful instances, the destructive inrable.The Scholar being still dis. fluence which Bad Company had satisfied, the 'Squire thus replies : over youth,--the second sermon was

“ Why, you scholars are a sort of delivered with a view of inducing lawyers, all of you. I believe in my some of them at least, to shun the conscience your delight is to perplex horrid evil. Conscious that the sub. every case that comes before you, jects of these sermons are of univeror else your brains are uncommonly sal importance, and with a desire of sávallow. I know exactly what the more extensive usefulness, the augentlewoman means to say, without thor resolved to commit them to the all this preamble and roundabout. press.” She means to say, that true religion While we deprecate that insatiable. will make us all happy in a miserable thirst for publicity which too ofa'orld. Now do you understand it pas ten impels young preachers to bur.

We demur a little on the propriety then the press with their producof making a Quaker-lady so pro- tions, we concur with Mr. T. in the foundly wise, so truly liberal in propriety of his determination. Their her sentiments, or su very commu

general character is unaffected piety, micalive, when a scholar and an au- good sense, and close appeals to the wor are present. Sucha character is a conscience, -- the author not aimning rara avis indeed: but the others are at elegance or refinement. Our limits natural enough, and well supported will not suifer us to make extracts; throughout; and we think the au- but we recommend the whole as a thor has taken a most agreeable way suitable present to the heads of faof convincing his readers, “ That milies by whoin religion is neglected, there is in vila! religion, an antidote to and to young persons who treat it every misery which can fall to the with indifference. lot of kuinan nature."

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In this tract Mr. Pierce considers, her religious creed. Indeed, we Ist, The Author of the Book of could hardly avoid smiling at the Psalms, -- 2d, The Subject (Christ); apology offered on her behalf, That

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Charlotte merited all the attention dropped a variety of useful hints, she received. ller verses are not collected chiefly from Lightfoot, polished; but they have a sweet Prideaux, Cumberland, and Ro- simplicity in their composition ; maine, which may be found very and, what is better, a sweet vein of useful to young people, and others Christian experience and evangeliwho have not time nor opportunity cal piety runs through many of to consult larger works; and the them, though evidently tinged with whole is strongly recommended in a

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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

ART. V.

FRANCE. The Grand Sanhedrim at Paris have come to various Resolutions and De

crees; among which the following are some of the most important ; and will highly interest those who, at this juncture, are concerned for the Conversion and Happiness of the Children of Abraham. They aro

copied from the Journal de Commerce, of April 3. Decisions of the Grand Sanhedrim, virtuous men of all nations : That

convoked at Paris, in virtue of the we find in the Prophets multiplied Orders of his Majesty the Emperor proofs which establish, That Israel and King.

is not the enemy of those who pro

fess a different religion ; that, with Moral Relations.

respect to charity, Moses, as has The Grand Sanhedrim wishing te been already related, prescribes it determine what are the relations in the name of God, as an obligawhich the law of Moses preseribes to tion, “ Love thy neighbour as thythe Jews, toward the individuals of self, for I am the Lord.” the nations among which they live, “ But the stranger that dwelleth and which, professing another reli- with you shall be as one of yourgion, acknowledge God the Creator selves, and thou shalt love him as of Heaven and Earth,

tliyself; for ye were strangers in the Declare, That every individual land of Egypt: I ain the Lord your professing the religion of Moses, God.” (Lev. xix. 34.) David says, who does not practice justice and “ The mercy of God extends to all charity towards all men adoring the his works.” (Ps. cxlv. 9.)

66 What Eternal, independently of their par- does the Lord require of you ?" say ticular creed, sins essentially against Micah. Nothing more than to be the law of Moses :

just :-exercise charity." (chap. vi. That, in the eye of Justice, every 8.) Our doctors declare, that a man thing prohibited by the Holy Scrip- who pities the misfortunes of his tures, as being contrary to it, is ab- fellow-creatures, is, in our cyes, as solate, and without respect of

per- if he was an issue of the blood of

Abraliam. (Hirubin vii.) That the Decalogue and the sa- That,

every Israelite, in their concred books contained in the com- duct towards the descendants of mandments of God, in this respect Noah, shall love them as their breestablish no particular relation, and thren, whatever be their religion,--indicate neither quality, nor condi- shall visit their ock and bury their tion, nor region, to which they ex- dead, shall assist their poor as clusively apply. In short, that they those of Israel; and that there is are common to the relations of the no act of charity, nor work of Israelite with all men in general; mercy, with which they can disand that every Israelite who in- pense towards them. fringes them towards any person, be According to these motives, he whom he may, is equally crimi- grounded upon the spirit and letter nal and reprehensible in the eyes of of the Holy Scripture, the Lord :

The Grand Sanhedrim prescribes to That this doctrine is also taught all the Israelites, as a duty essentiby the doctors of the law, which ally religious, and inherent in their nover cease to preach the love of creed, the habitual and constant God and of his creatures (Traite d' practice towards all men acknowAbot, chap. vi. s. 6); and who for- ledging God the Creator of Heaven mally declare, that the recompences and Earth, whatever religion they of life eternal are reserved to the profess, of acts of justice and cha

SOAS:

ART. VI.

ART. VII.

rity, the performance of which is that of the publie: nor his destiny, prescribed by the sacred books, or that of his family, from the des

tiny of the great family of the state ; Civil und Political Relations. that he ought to be afflicted at its

reverses of fortune, congratulate The Grand Sanhedrin, pene; with its triumphs, and concur, with trated with the utility which should all his faculties, to the welfare of result to the Israelites from an au

his fellow-citizens. thentic declaration, which fixes and deterinines their obligations as mem

In consequence of this, the Grand

Sanhedrim ordains, That every Isbers of the state to which they be

raelite born and educated in France, long, and wishing that no person and the kingdom of Italy, and treatshould be ignorant what are, in this ed by the laws of the two states as a respect, the principles which the citizen, is obliged religiously to reDoctors of the Law, and the chief men of Israel profess and prescribe ther, to defend them, io obey the

gard them as his country, to serve to their fellow-worshippers in the laws, and to conform kimself in countries where they are not exclud. all his transactions to the disposi. ed from all the advantages of Civil tions of the civil code : Society, particularly in France and

And moreover, the Grand Sanhe. the kingdom of Italy, Declare, That it is the religious called on the military service, is

drim declare, That every Israelite duty of every Israelite born and edu- freed by the law, during the term of cated in a state, or who shall be- bis service, from all religious obcome a citizen by residence or other.

servances irreconcileable with his wise, to conform to the laws which determine the conditions of citizen

own tenets. ship, to regard the said state as his

- Useful Professions. country: That those duties which flow from

THE Grand Sanhedrim, wishing the nature of things, which are con

to inform the Israelites, and partiformable to the destination of mon cularly those of France and Italy, in society, agree with the word of of the necessity under which they God also.

are, and the advantages which will reDaniel says to Darius, " that he sult from their devoting themselves to was only saved froin the fury of the agriculture, of possessing landed es. lious, because he was equally faith- tates, of exercising arts and callings, ful to his God and his King.' Chap. of cultivating the sciences, which vi. 22, 23.

admit of their embracing the liberal Jeremiah recommends to all the professions; and considering that for Hlebrews to regard Babylon as their a long time the Israelites of the two country : 66 Concur with all

your

countries have been under the nemight io its welfare.” Jer. xxxix. 7. cessity of renouncing, in a great We read in the same book the oath ineasure, mechanical labour, and which Gedaliah administered to the chiefly the culture of the ground, Israelites : “ Fear not,” he tells which was in ancient times their fathem, “ to serve the Chaldeans; live vourite occupation, this disadvanin the country, be faithful to the tageous renunciation must be at King of Babylon, and you shall live tributed to the vicissitudes of their happily."

state, - to the uncertainty in which Fear God and your Sovereign,” they were, as well with respect to savs Solomon. Prov. xxiv, 21. their personal security as with re

That every thing prescribes to the gard to their property; as also to Israelite to have towards his Prince the obstacles of all kinds which the and his laws, the respect, the at.. regulations and the laws of nations tachment, and the fidelity, which opposed to the free developement of all his subjects owe to him as a tri, their industry and activity: bute:

That this renunciation is not merea That every thing obliges bim not ly the result of the principles of their to separate bis own intereat from religion, or of the interpretation which their doctors, both ancient gion, favourable to good morals, and modern, give of them, but ra- and essentially useful to the country, ther an imhappy effect of the habits which can only regard idle men as which the privation of the free exer- dangerous citizens. cise of their industrious faculties has Moreover, the Grand Sanhedrim made them contract:

invite the Israelites of the two That it resulls, on the contrary, states of France and Italy to acquire from the letter and spirit of the Mo- landed property, as a :nean of atsaic legislation; that manual labour taching themselves more to their was held in honour among the Chils country, of enabling them to redren of Israel; and that there is no nounce such occupations as render mechanical art which is interdicted men odious and despicable in the to them by name, since the holy eyes of their fellow-citizens, and to Scripture invites them and recom- do all which depends upon us to acmends to them to occupy themselves quire their esteem and good-will. in this manner:

That this truth is demonstrated by the collection of the laws of Moses, and several pariicular texts, such Extract of a Letter from a pious as the following, among others :

Peasant in Austria. Psalm cxxvii. “When thou shalt On that I could find words to ex. enjoy the labour of ihy hands, thou press the great goodness of God, and shalt be fortunate, and have abun- magnity the holy name of the Lord dance."

of Zebaoth, who in this year again Prov. xxvii. 29. - "Ile who cul- hath manifested himself in so many tivates his lands shall have abun, ways to us poor beings of clay, by dance; but he who lives in idleness his love and grace, patience and longis in famine."

suffering, giving and forgiving, bearMisna, Traile d'.Avot, ch.i.“ Love ing us, comforting us, and providJalour, and shun idieness.”

ing for us! Throughout this whole That it follows eventually from year we have experienced the great these texts, not only that no honest faithfulness of our all-merciful Lord. calling is interdicted to the Israelites, Though every thing else come to an but that religion attaches merit to end, God's love enduretł for ever! the exercise of their callings; and When I contemplated the state in that it is agreeable to the eyes of the which the greater part of the inMost High, that every one should habitants of Austria were,--to what follow some calling, and make it, a pitch luxury had risen,--how unias far as depends upon himself, the versaly levity, avarice, and profuobject of his occupations.

sion prevailed, I thought within myThat this doctrine is confirmed by self, this state of things cannot last; the Talmud, which, regarding idle- some judgment must come over us; ness as the source of vice, positively God's faithfulness is too great ; he declares, That the father who does has the welfare of mankind too not teach a profession to his child, much at heart to suffer it: and since educates him for the life of a rob- many will not be led by God's goodber.- l'ide Kiduschim i.

ness to repentance, we have assur Therefore the Grand Sanhedrim, edly to expect that terror and disin virtue of the powers with which it may will come over us, in order to is clothed,

stay the farther progress of depraOrder all Israelites, and particu- vity, to chastise levity, to sweep lariy those of France and Italy, who away the hoards' accumulated by nevertheless, enjoy civil and political avarice, and to impose restraint rights, to ascertain and adopt the upon sensuality; and behold, ere we most proper means to inspire a love were aware, the fury of the enemy of indusiry in youth, and to direct broke in upon our borders :-- terá it to the exercise of arts and callings, ror and disinay now reigned every as well as liberal professions; consi- where ; ---the distress was great and dering that this praiseworthy exer- universal; and yet it might have cise is conformable tv our holy reli- risen to greater height. But why

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