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novelties will soon foll do not wish to prolong dwelling more than is time, alas! the seanul Saviour is crucified friends.

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the continuance of any alleged trifling inconvenience. Our practical discipline, indeed, grievously wants mending; but for that blessing we look forward, rather to public feeling and the growth of true piety among us, than to legislative control. A few measures of detail may possibly be in contemplation, such as facilitating the ejection of scandalous beneficed clergymen, leasing tithes for a limited period for a less litigated equivalent in money; and we should not be sorry to add, the better regulation of our ecclesiastical courts. We dare not hope for much being effectually and speedily done by the legislature to promote clerical residence, and to enable every clergyman to live with a fair competency upon his cure. But it is useless to speculate by anticipation. If proposals of alleged amendment, either as respects our formularies, our spiritual discipline, or the secularities of our Establishment, should be seriously brought forward in parliament, it will be time enough to discuss them upon their own merits. Our articles, our homilies, our liturgy, our episcopal regimen, and the general detail of our church regulations, are far too dear to us to allow of our listening with very sanguine hopes to newly-projected schemes of amendment; but we do hope for much, very much, from that effusion of Divine grace

which we trust has been afforded us, in a measure not equalled since the days of Reformation. Though far from crying, Peace, peace, or wishing to stifle inquiry, we see in the greatly-improved character of our clergy, in the better employment of church patronage, and in the spiritual signs of the times, symptoms of hope and occasions for joy, which call for the deepest gratitude to the Author of every good and perfect gift. When had we so many bishops, deans, archdeacons, and other dignitaries, of whom it may be truly said, that they are really, as well as professionally, men of God? When was the Gospel of our salvation so clearly proclaimed from so many of our national pulpits? When was so much done by our clergy and the pious lay members of our church (for we are confining our argument at present to our own pale, without, however, meaning to disparage the efforts of religious men of other communions), to instruct the poor and to educate the rising generation in the nurture and admonition of the Lord ? These are glorious indications; and we do rejoice in them, and will rejoice, notwithstanding all the contumely that has of late been poured upon the mass of the Christian community of this nation, by some among us who see no symptoms but those of defection and decay. We also, in our turn, will use the probe; we will not, God being our helper, shrink from the duty of pointing out, in a spirit of brotherly love, the manifold sins, negligences, and ignorances which abound among us; but let us be just as well as fearless ; let us be as keen to observe excellencies as defects; the work of God, as the counterplotting of Satan; and let us not imitate that enemy of all good in becoming virulent “accusers of the brethren, even though in many things they are to be blamed.” We must expect, while we lament, innumerable evils; we must expect, even, the very ebullitions to which we have alluded. Our own pages, for nearly thirty years, have born frequent witness to the springing up and dying away of novelties in the Church of Christ: the present

have left no space to respects our own put kindness of our read correspondents, that periodical publications and been extinguished existence is prolonged indulgence by the pub death had torn from i valued names as the Bowdler, Heber, He enlarge the list-eacht unoccupied; but not designate, still survis pen, while newer corre whose names, when not fear to inscribe be is one class of

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novelties will soon follow the course of their predecessors, and we do not wish to prolong their existence, or to extend their range, by dwelling more than is necessary upon them. Only, in the mean time, alas! the seamless robe of our Redeemer is rent, and the Saviour is crucified afresh, and wounded in the house of his friends.

We have wandered so widely over matters in general, that we have left no space to discharge the usual duties of a preface, as respects our own publication. We can only attribute it to the kindness of our readers, and the able pens of our respected correspondents, that amidst the multiplication of newer religious periodical publications, and while at least half a score have arisen and been extinguished during the term of our literary life, our own existence is prolonged, and our pages continue to be received with indulgence by the public. We might justly have feared that, when death had torn from the list of our contributors such beloved ancl valued names as those of Venn, Thornton, Buchanan, Jowett, Bowdler, Heber, Hey, Pearson, Richmond-we might greatly enlarge the list-each lamented chasm would long have continued unoccupied ; but not a few of our early friends, whom we may not designate, still survive with their first energies, and an untired pen, while newer correspondents have joined their ranks-many of whose names, when they cease to bear them, our successors will not fear to inscribe beside those we have just enumerated. There is one class of papers, in particular, in which we earnestly entreat their assistance, and which, for want of a better phrase, we would denominate spiritual essuys ; not critiques, or barren disquisitions, or ordinary sermons; but such papers as a well-informed Christian will delight to take up after the cares of the day, not only for mental gratification, but for “ his soul's health," and which may, by the blessing of God, lead the general reader to discern the character of true religion, its hopes, its joys, its duties, its conflicts, and its consolations.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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NUMBER I.

--Scriptural Geology-Church Dis-

Relig. Com. - Essay on Superstition-

cipline -- Aristotle. Beattie, and
The Oracles of God-Preaching Hume, on Slavery - Relinquished
the Gospel — Family Sermon on Missions: Nicobar Islands-Poetry
Matt. xxvi. 41.-Rubrical Correct-

from the Annuals..... ...87-107
ness-Clergyman in Society ....l--19 Rev. of-Erskine's Freeness of the

Miscell.— Three Years in Italy–Hymn Gospel- Bishop Lay's Christian

attributed to Mr. Robinson-Mr.

Minister-Brandram's Sermon for

Riland on the Codrington Slaves-

Lea-Notices of a Clergyman's Son

Christian-Knowledge Society on -Dealtry's Gospel Message 107–121

Slavery-Relinquished Missions Lit. and Phil. Intell.-Great Britain :

Nicobar Islands-Extempore Ser New Works; Mammoth; Organic

mons-Elisha Cole

..22-40 Remains; York Minster; Rain ;

Rev. of-Four Years in France-

Water Companies ; Clerical Pro-

Wrangham's Pleiad — Fincher's vident Society-France : Highways;
Divine Providence - Intercessory Sales of Ladies' Works – Italy:

Prayer---Suggestions on the Sick 41-51 Pompeii Switzerland: Henry
Lit. and Phil. Intell.-Great Britain :

Martin; Oberlin-United States :

New Works; Widows burned ; Episcopalians ; Stage Coaches ;Jo.

Christmas Boxes ; Gentleman's seph Lancaster; Orchards ; Crom-

Magazine ; Nollekins; Affinity of well Manuscripts; Yale College ;

Languages; Paine-Germany: Ne Spirit Drinking ; South America :

groes; New Harmony - United Fanaticism-Van Dieman's Land;

States : Bishop Hobart; Pollok's Savings Bank New Publica-

Course of Time; Slaves; Episco-

tions

..122-124

pal Church; Intoxication; Rev. J. Relig. Intell.--Kildare Place Society
Oson-South America: Dissolute

Newfoundland Society-Society

Priests-India: Bishop Heber; Dr. for Christian Knowledge–Mission

Bryce; Cholera-morbus-New Pu-

to Greece

125

blications...

.52-55 Obit.—Sir George Grey

126

Relig. Intell.- Naval and Military Pub. Aff:-- Roman Catholic Disabili-

Bible Society-Beyroot Mission ties, &c. ; Remarks; Death of the

aries–Buenos Ayres-Mission in Pope; Bishop of Calcutta

128

Greece-United States Episcopate Answers

131

Necessities of Ohio-Episcopal Supplement to Relig. Intell. British
Missionary Seminary for Coloured and Foreign Bible Society ; Anti-
Persons—Religious Prison Reform Slavery Society ; Reformation So-

Society for the Propagation of ciety

132

the Gospel

...55-58

Obit.- M J. B. Née, Pastor at Dieppe 60

NUMBER III.

Pub. Aff: - United States : Presi Relig. Com.--Essay on Superstition

dent's Message-Domestic: Crimes (continued)-Confirmation (conti-

in Ireland..

nued)-Family Sermons on Matt.

Answers

61 xii. 24-30 ; The Law; The Bishop

Supplement to Relig. Intell.-- British

of Salisbury, on 1 John v.7; Pro-
and Foreign Bible Society-Anti. phecy and the Millennium ; Righ-
Slavery Society-British Reforma.

teousness of Christ; Character of

tion Society

64

J33–159

Miscell. Scriptural Geology-Clerical

NUMBER II.

Hint-Written Sermons; Onesi-

Relig. Com.--Essay on Superstition mus-Misapplications of Scripture
(continued) - Confirmation—The

- Going to Church late—Dearth of

Character of God-The Law our Employment-Grammatical Affec-.

Schoolmaster- Family Sermon on

tations Relinquished Missions ;

Isaiah lji. 7; Isaiah xxxii. 15; 1

Nicobar Islands (continued)-Pub.
Cor. xv. 29-Authorised Transla-

lic Meetings of Societies—Church
tion of the Bible..... ...65-87 Conventicles – Vision of Kenelm-
Miscell.-ColonialOrdination-Gram-

Chapels - Poetry, from the An-
matical Novelties---Charles Wesley

nuals

..160-175

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France-Persecutions in the Can-

ton de Vaud-Geneva Service for

Missions--North-American Indian

Missions New - York Episcopal

Missions - Protestantism in Flo-

rence-Lutheran Church in the

United States

.......247_249

Pub. Aff.-Roman-Catholic Question

--Rev. D. Wilson's Letter

249

Obituary--Mrs. Morclock...

260

Answers

264

Supplement to Relig. Intell. - British

and Foreign Bible Society; Anti-

Slavery Society; Reformation So-

ciety; Irish Sunday School Society;

Committee for the Gipseys...... 264

NUMBER Y.

Relig. Com-Essays on Superstition

(continued)--Double Sense of Pro-

phecy-Two Resurrections — Fa-

mily Sermon on Rom. xii, 12-On

the Term Virtue-Misapplications

of Scripture-Note on John xi. 25,

26—Mr. Irving on Assurance 265_-289

Miscell.-ExtraordinaryBequest-Sa-

crament to Criminals-Ecclesias-
ticalStatistics-Broad-Sheet Tracts
- Phrenology-Relinquished Mis-

sions : Bermudas--Poetry from the

Annuals (concluded).. ..291-300

Rev. of-Gilly's Horæ Catecheticæ--

State of Curates-Heidelberg Ca-

techism-Geneva Catechism - Bi-

shop Hobart's Catechism--Arch-

deacon Bather's Sermons-Revell's

Sermon Russell's Reformers-

Works of the Reformers-Han.

cock's Principles of Peace. 300-309

Lit. and Phil. Intell. Great Britain :

New Works; King's College; Lon-

don College; Capital Punishments;

Small Subscriptions ; Cameleons-

France : New Theological Work ;

Insanity-Egypt: Ruins of Thebes
- United States : Rules of Con-
duct; Cherokee Indians-New Pu-
blications...

..317-319

Relig. Intell.--Lord's Day~ Catholic

Book Society-Episcopal Floating

Church-District Visiting Society

- Irish Episcopal Home Missionary

Society, Meetings of Societies 321-325

Pub. Aff-American Indians; Tri-

nidad Order; Parliament; Poor

Laws

326

Answers

328

Supplement to Relig. Intell.-British

and Foreign Bible Society-Anti-

Slavery Society

328

NUMBER IV.

Relig. Com.-Essay on Superstition

(continued)--Family Sermon on

Col. jjj, 17--Silence in Heaven-

History of Joseph--Churchings--

Orthodox and Evangelical-Read-

ing with Discretion – Biblical Cri-

ticism : 1 Tim. 1. 13........201-219

Miscell. - Charity - bazaar System

Lord's - day

Cui-bono Men

Prayer at Inns-Book Societies -

Answering Letters--Court Calen-

dar--Fallacy of Proverbs - Tests

in Societies

Going to Church

late...

221-231

Rev. of -Stewart's Discourses--Me-

moir of H. Temple-Bayssiere's

Letter.

.232-238

Lit. and Phil. Intell.-Great Britain :

New Works; Aberdeen Prizes ;
Magnetic Needle; Cotton; Curious
Epistle; Epitaph; Gentleman's
Magazine--France : Translations,
&c. Switzerland : Fenelon
Germany: Translations - United
States: Temperance; Bazaars; Brick
Towers; Arts Pitcairn's Island

Peru-New Publications .... 245, 246
Relig. Intell.--Church Anniversaries

Prayer-book Society-Schools in
Denmark --Paris Missionary So-
ciety--Liberty of Conscience in

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rical Fidelity Communion of Society-Kenyon College, Ohio--

Saints

.....392_356 Newfoundland School Society-

Miscell.—Luther's alleged Conference London Missionary Society 439_-445
with the Devil--Phrenology--Bi Obit.--J. M. Feneberg ....

445
shop Heber's Journal Conduct to Pub. Aff:--Progress of the Russians
Dissenters-Conventical Act-Pa-

-Italy: Inquisitor-general's Edict
rochial Libraries - Nature-East-

-South America -State of Ireland

India Verses--Paraphrase from the

Mauritius

..452

Persian...

353-365 Ansuers

456

Rev. of—Dwight'sSermons-Walsh's Supplement to Relig. Intell. --British

Journey from Constantinople 365–373 and Foreign Bible Society--Anti-
Lit. and Phil. Intell.-Great Britain : Slavery Society-Report of the
New Works ; Climbing Boys; Re Peace Society ..

...454-156

flected Light; Johnson's Willow-

tree; Altitudes of Hills; Ecclesi.

NUMBER VIII.

astical Discipline; North-West Pas Relig. Com.-Essay on Superstition
sage; Tobacco -- France: Sugar; (continued)—Dangers of Ministers
Protestant Church; Water-Egypt: Family Sermon on I Cor. xiii. 11--
Tombs-Cape of Good Hope: Hot Trausubstantiation-Two Resur-
tentots-United States : Indians ;

rections

457-482
German Settlement; The Theatre; Miscell. Obligations of Genius
Temperance Society-New South Term Nature-Ten Tribes-On

Wales... New Publications .. 384..387 Classical Quotations Phreno-
Relig. Intell.–Sodor and Mann...Mo logy-Bishops for the Colonies -
ravian Missions

388 Waverly Novels ... ......465–496

Obituary-B. H. Allan

389 Rev. of:-- Archbishop Laurence's

Pub. Aff:-Parliament: Close of the Book of Enoch (concluded

Session ; the Speech

392 Oxlee's Letters on Apocryphal

Answers

392 Publications (concluded)-butt's

Supplement to Relig. Intell.British Genuineness of the Book of Enoch

and Foreign Bible Society. • Anti (concluded)-- Irving on The Last

Slavery Society.• Prayer-Book and Times-Close's Sermons....496-512

Homily Society

392 Lit. and Phil. Intell.-Great Britain :

New Works; Oxford Prizes ; Pub-

lic Records ; Sale of Advowson ;

NUMBER VII.

West's Paintings; Polyglott Bible;

Relig. Com.--Essay on Superstition Post - Otice; Vagrant Beggars ;

(continued)— The Two Resurrec Clerical Provident Society,

tions-Style of the Evangelists

France : Archives Instructions

The Mass Idolatry— Family Ser --Publications...

...513, 514

mon on Deut. iv. 24.

.393_409 Relig. Intell.--Society of Friends-

Miscell.-- Three Years in Italy—The Edinburgh Bible Society--Wal-

Molten Sea-Censures

denses--American Alterations in

Church...

.414-416 the Liturgy--Basle Missionary So-

Rev.of-Archbishop Laurence's Book

ciety--Highland Churches--Ame-
of Enoch-Oxlee's Letters on Apo rican Missionary...

515-518

cryphal Publications--Butt's Book Pub. Aff:--State of Ireland, &c.-

of Enoch investigated -

Raike's

Ministry in France

Turkey--

Sermons--Memoirs of Oberlin

Greece, &c....

520

The Christian Gentleman ...417-432 Answers

520

Lit. and Phil. Intell.- Great Britain :

Supplement to Relig. Intell.--British

New Works : Mohammedanism : and Foreign Bible Society-Anti-

Poor's Rates; Vaccination ; Cha Slavery Society

520

melion ; Fire-office Directions ;

Magistrates; Dr. Thomson

France : Baptism ; Drowning-

NUMBER IX.

Germany: Neologism - Egypt: Relig. Com.--Essay on Superstition

Stone Tablet--United States: Con. (continued) Coincidencies in

trast; Deaf and Dumb; Printed Scripture--On our Lord's not pray-

Works · Ardent Spirits ; New ing for the World.-Family Sermon

Publications

.+36-138 on Mott. xii. 43-45 ... . 521–538

Relig. Inlell. Senecca Indians- Miscell. Obligations of Genius (con-
Bible Classes in America-Indian

cluded)-Case of Conscience-Not
Missions-Demands for the Scrip-

Guilty-Passage in Hooker-Ten

tures South - Sen Missions

Tribes--High Churchman 513–557

Friend's Epistle for 1829--Society Rev. nf-Irving on The Last Days

for Servants--Society for Educa (concluded)- Advice to my poor

tionin Canada--Poor Pious Clergy Neighbour--History of England --

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