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which paternal affection could have my fellow-christians, may this awful event raised.
be so wisely improved by us, that, kaow. Apart from the affecting event ing that the race is not to the swift, nor the which the reader associates with them, battle to the strong, we may seize bold of the Discourses are interesting, and on
the present moment, experience the wisdom
and blessedness of virtue, and be prepared the young, for whose benefit they to obey the simmons of death, whenever it were written, must be deeply impres- may arrive, as a passport to a better land, sive.
wbere sickness, and sorrow, and aftictiou, The conclusion of the second Dis. and pain, and crying, and inourning shall course exhibits an extraordinary as be done away, and glory from the eternal well as melancholy coincidence: we throne shall till everlasting ages. God shall give it, together with the Notes grant it. Amen." of Mr. Belsham, the Editor :
Mr Robberds's short Address at “ I have just suggested the vast accu- the Interment is throughout peculiarly mulation of the motives to virtue arising happy. from the connexion of this life with a An Advertisement, by the Editor, future; and I shall conclude this discourse explains the reason of the publication, by urging the very great uncertainty of and pays a just tribute of praise to human life, as a motive for earnestness and the much-lamented Author zeal in the practice of virtue. A very
A beautiful Portrait is prefixed, the recent and most melancholy event adds feeling to the conviction that not a moment
first impression from the plate from ought to be lost, even by the youngest of which the portrait at the head of this ns, in order to prepare ourselves for our
Volume was struck off. final home. You bave, no doubt, anticipated my reference to the very deeply-la- Art. V.–Victory over the World, mented death of the Princess Charlotte of through Faith in Jesus, the Son of Wales and that of her infant son.
God." A Sermon, preached at the 6 To her the attention and pleasing Unitarian Chapel, in Artillery Lane, hopes of the nation have been naturally
London, on Wednesday, May 13, directed for many years. ller excellent
1818, before the Friends and Sup. dispositions endeared her to Britons, and gave them the most flattering promises of
porters of the Unitarian Fund. By
Nathaniel Philipps, D. D. 12mo. future, though distant, good to the nation. These hopes, alas ! now entirely
pp. 96. Hunter and Eaton. blighted by the deplored death of this WHIS sermon is entitled to an amiable Princess : and for reasons inscru. equal rank with those that the table by us, but certainly most wise and same annual occasion bas brought bebenevolent, it has been ordained that ber fore us. The preacher explains the infant offspring should fall (as we view nature of faith in Jesus as the Son of things) an untimely sacrifice to the king God, and then descants upon its holy of terrors. So unexpected and so awful and happy influence. In the former an event has, no doubt, struck a panic part of the discourse he shews himself through the kingdom. But let it be recollected that we are Christians, and have
an enlightened and judicious critic. the most substantial grounds for trusting His remarks (pp. 13—15) upon i in the living God. He is the actual ruler John v. 20, 21, are particularly worand governor of all nations, the King of thy of attention: no impartial person kings and Lord of lords. The measures can read them without being conand events of all nations are under his vinced that in this place the apostle controul. And believing that he is infinitely wise in all his measures, and perfectly good in all bis purposes, we have “ Within six bours after the pious reasons for the most consoling confidence author had written this affecting peroration, under every event of his government. At he himself was very snddenly and unex. the same time we cannot fail to sympathize pectedly removed out of this world. He in the sorrows thus excited. And finally, had finished his composition at midnight,
and read over the last paragraph to a friend
who was with him ; after which he retired # " This melancholy news arrived at to rest in bis usual health and spirits, to Warrington on Saturday morning, and was rise no more till that day when all who are cominunicated to the Author of this dis in their graves shall bear the voice of the course while he was composing it, and Son of God and shall come forth. Blessed made a very deep impression upon his is that servant whom his Lord when he mind."
cometh shall find so doing,"
miserable ;-as an Athanasian, contended. T by the old and New Meetings
means to designate the Father as "the in connexion with doubt and despair on true God.” Perhaps, however, it is the one hand, or presumption and enthunot quite correct to quote Luke vi. siastic assurance on the other. 'Strong 12, as a proof that our Lord continued in faith, giving glory to God,' they fell a whole night in “ a dreary solitude," asleep in Christ. What shall I say more? since #poceryn sometimes, and pro- consoling Christianity, in life and in
Behold the fruits of pure, invigorating, bably here, signifies an oratory or
death." house of prayer. (See Bishop Pearce, in loc. and Acts xvi. 13, and Note.) The latter part of the sermon is an
Art. VI.-Moral Culture ; attempted animated exhibition of the influence
in a Series of Lectures delivered to of Unitarian principles. On a review
the Pupils and Teachers of the Old of it, persons least inclined to Unita- and New Meeting Sunday Schools, ‘rianism would not, we apprehend,
in Birmingham : interspersed with a pronounce it a cold and cheerless sys- Variety of Nustrative Anecdotes. tem, whatever other judgment they
To which is added, a Concise Narmight form. To such among our
rative of the Origin, Progress and readers, we recommend the following
Permanent Success of the Institution,
and the Laws and Regulations by passage :
which it is at present governed. “ In tbat populous town near which I reside, Unitarianism has to boast of many
By James Luckcock. converts; and the number is increasing.
310. Belcher and Son, Birmingham. One has said, "As a Calvinist, I was
1817. to a Deist I had most certainly been, had I not
at Birmingham, are amongst the most become acquainted with Unitarian Chris. important and valuable of the Protianity.' 'I die,' said another, whose weeping friends were standing with me
testant Dissenting Institutions. An around his bed, 'I die as I have lived, interesting history of them is here an Unitarian, and my faith, which has given by Mr. Luckcock, as also of a never failed me in life as a comfort and Brotherly Society established amongst support to me, is my comfort and sup- the teachers. At the close of the buport now, in the prospect of death. Isiness of the Sunday, it is the custom have neither doubts nor fears. I thank the of the teachers to deliver an address living God.' I thank God,' said ano- to their pupils. This was the origin ther, - for having brought me to the kuow- of these Lectures, though by a subseledge of his truth. I am going my last quent arrangement, the teachers only journey; perhaps we continue to live.
came under Mr. Luckcock's care, and Yet, the sleep of the grave is but a point of time. I am satisfied of the unpurchased to them the Lectures, in the latter grace and love of God: here is real mercy, part of the volume, were addressed. and we can rely upon it for eternal life! The Lectures are designedly moral, Others I mighi panie; but I cannot pro- rather than religious, the Lecturer ceed. Yet not a casc could be mentioned, judging it unnecessary to inculcate
religious principles, as the pupils were * “ Mr. John Hutchinson, of Attercliffe.
accustomed to attend divine worship This gentleman was originally a member of the Church of England, but with Mr.
twice a-day; but the morality which John Spencer, (the author of the New Pile they contain is purely Christian. They grim's Progress,) and several other
embrace almost every topic relating
persons, he left the Church, many years ago, and
to the conduct and respectability of united himself to a small society of Únita- persons in the humbler ranks of life, rian Christians, which assembled for wor- and furnish maxims and rules which, ship at the house of the above-mentioned if habitually acted upon, would infal. Mr. Spencer, who was a man of the most libly better the morals of young perenlarged and liberal miod.
sons of every condition. Mr. Luckyears, this little flock of Christ' was dis cock relieves the gravity of a moral solved as a separate society, by the removal Lecture, by the introduction of a of some of its members, and the death of others; and those who remained, joined variety of anecdotes, some of them their brethren in the town of Sheffield.”
drawn from his own experience. The [For an account of Mr. Spencer, see
turn of these, the plain every-day moVol. V. pp. 260—262. Also Vol. vi. rality which all the addresses insist P. 620. ED.)
on, and the simplicity of the style re
mind us frequently of Franklin, the Art.VIII.-Thoughts on SocialPrayer; best ethical teacher of modern times. intended to shew its Reasonablenres We think that the volume would be and Consistency with the Nere Tes a most suitable Christmas present for tament. By Richard Wright, Cpiapprentices and other youths that have tarian Missiouary. 12mo. pp. 24. just finished a common education, and Liverpool, printed : sold by Eaton, for servants of some cultivation of London 6d. mind. No London bookseller is named
IKE all Mr. Wright's tracts, the on the title-page, but we presume that
U "Thoughts" are judicious and the work may be obtained through pertinent, and plainly and familiarly the regular channels. The vecessity expressed. He first contends, that of brevity, in this closing Number of
“ Social Prayer" is a reasonable and our Volume, alone prevents us from useful practice, and then proceeds to inserting some passages which we had examine the doctrine of Scripture marked for extraction, as exceedingly with relation to it. He considers entertaining and instructive.
Matt. vi. 5, 6, as a direction concero.
ing the prayers of individuals, and no Art. VII.-The Principles of Unitarian Christians stated and explained, than our Lord's precepts, with respect
more a prohibition of social prayer and Erroneous Views respecting them to private alms, are a prohibition of corrected. A Sermon, preached be- united exertions for the relief of the fore an Association of Unitarians, at
poor. Hull , September 29, 1818, in which the following passages, as decisive of
He produces and comments on are defined the Nature and Objects social prayer being agreeable to the of the Association. By John Platts, mind of our Lord, and the practice of Minister and Private Preceptor, the primitive church, viz. Matt. vi. Doncaster. 12mo. pp. 36. Don 7-13 ; xviii. 19, 20; Acts i. 13, 14; caster, printed : sold by Hunter, li. 42; iv. 23-30; xii. 5 and 12; London.
xiii. S; xvi. 13 and 25; xx. 30; THIS THIS is a lively sermon, and its xxvi. 35; 1 Cor. xi. 4, 5, 10, 13 and
perusal will, we doubt mot, ac- 14, compared with xiv. 15, 16; Rom. cording to the Author's hopes, “jus- xv. 30; Ephes. vi. 18; 1 Tim. ii. 1 tify the approbation with which it and 8, compared with iii. 14, 15; and was honoured on the delivery.” Mr. 1 Pet. iii. 7. Platts devotes several pages to the The “ Thoughts” will assist the insubject of infidelity, and repels with quiries of such as feel any difficulty becoming indignation the idle re- upon the subject. If the Scripture proach of Unitarianism as a system of evidence be reckoned small, let it be unbelief: but we think his zeal has remembered, that social prayer was led him to ascribe to unbelievers in the universal custom of the Jewish compatible qualities.“ Enthusiasm,” Synagogue, and, of course, of our for instance, can scarcely co-exist with Lord and the apostles, and that they scepticism. The moral evil of unbe- no more thought of vindicating its lief is, in our opinion, its tendency to authority, than of proving the being deaden the better feelings of our na. of God. This would have been “ layture and to paralyze the heart. ing again the foundation."
Mrs. Wise, Mr. B. Chilley, Mrs. Chilley. WITHIN the last seven months, three aged 83. Mrs. Wise had lived for distinguished members and zealous and many years in habits of the most intimate liberal supporters of the General Baptist and affectionate friendship with Mr. and Congregation at Chatham, terminated Mrs. Chilley, and their minds from the their earthly pilgrimage, at very advanced day of her death, appear to have been ages, Mrs. Wige died 11th April last, chiefly occupied with thoughts of preparaaged 83; Mr. BenJAMIN Carlley on tion for the same awful event, endeavour. Sept. 21st, aged 79; and Mrs. Cuilley, ing to alleviate its gloem, with the idea of his truly sympathizing partner, Nov. 4th, reposing with her in the same commuos
receptacle. Of them all it may be justly ercised his judginent, and through a long affirmed, that their piety was of that sober, life to have actively strove to do the good steady and liberal character, which dis within his observation and his reach. tinguishes the Old Geueral Baptists. It Thronghout his last illness, by which he was evinced not by flights of enthusiasm, was confined to bis bed eleven weeks, he por by airs of affected sanctity, but by an retained the possession of his faculties, upright, kind, and generous course of contemplating his approaching dissolution, conduict. Mrs. Wise had been left a which be clearly foresaw, with steady widow for mpwards of twenty years, and
fortitude and humble resignation; often during the last five years was almost raising his thoughts to the great Father wholly contined to her house by infirmity. of mercies and God of consolation. He She, however, always devoted a considerceased not to exercise the most considerate able portion of her income to the relief regard for the comfort of others, antici. and benefit of her fellow-creatures, 80- pating with singular minuteness arrangelicitously seeking out objects to which it inents subseqneut to his decease. Even might be advantageously applied, though his habitual cheerfulness did not forsake often acting in secrecy, and always him, but continued to manifest itself in without ostentation. lier contributions many traits of innocent pleasantry and formed a very large share of the sum ex. kindness. Mrs. Chilley was characterised pended in the erection of the New Meeting by a inost amiable sweetness of temper, House, and the support of its minister. and affectionate tenderr:ess of disposition. Mr. Chilley having by unremirting, appli- Of her it might be truly said, ihat she cation and frugality acquired a moderate had a heart which could lose both itself competency, retired froin business, and and every other object, in its fervent settled at Rochester many years since. attachment to her friends, and that her Carrying wiih him, however, ihe same life was bound up in the life of her huspersevering activity and industry by which band, for whom she so long cherished he ba! been hitherto characterised, be the warmest affection, and whom she so constantly exerted himself for the benefit quickly followed to the grare. Her con. and comfort of those around him. Al. versution was ever sensible and agreeable. though some family misfortunes had early She delighted much in rational religions and deeply impressed upon bis mind the intercourse and reading, and bad attained folly of prodigality, and the imprudence an intimate acquaintance with the sacred of a careless confidence, there was scarcely writings, on which she meditated with a time after he arrived at manhood, when attention and seriousness, and with much be did not, in some way or other, en- good discernment of its genuine excel deavour to render pecuniary aid to some Jences; and froin whirl, she derived of his neighbours, with whose difficulties heartfelt consolation under her last and he became aequainted. Perfectly honest most severe affliction. Sbe died, as she and punctual in all his dealings, he had lived, with a sweet tranquillity, which expected the same regularity in others. seemed to disarm death of half bis terrors. He would, indeed, if possible cxact it Maidstone, Nov. 13, 1818. P. from them. And as his judgment and caution prevented his being betrayed by
July 14, the Rev. EZEKIEL BLOOM. the idle and improvident, so his assistance
Fieln, Dissenting minister at Wortwell, was generally effectual and useful. Mr. Norfolk, aged 40. Mr. B., who struggled Chilley had no children of his own, but long with pecuniary difficulties, has left a when an only and beloved sister had the wife and eight children unprovided for. inisfortune to lose a worthy husband in He has also left in MS, a volume of His. the prime of life, he most cordially united torical Lectures, delivered with approwith an excellent borother-in-law, to assist batjov at several principal towns in the her young family: and when soon after neighbouring counties, which are to be wards, they were bereft of their mother published for the advantage of his family. also, and were left (as he bad been him. sell) without any earthly parent to guide them, the welfare of his nephews and Ar Landissil, in Cardiganshire, some nieces became one of the dearest objects of time in the month of August last, his life. His heart was also always open to highly respected and lamented, Mr. Thoan erring brother, whose course he seems MAS THOMAS, second son of Thomas to have watched with constant solicitude, Thomas, Esq., of Llanvair, and of Jane, seizing every opportunity of rendering the eldest daughter of David Lloyd of him oseful assistance, and at length most Llwyn-rhyd-owell, and grand-daughter of affectionately administering to the com- Jenkin Jones of Pant-y-defaid.
This forts of his latter days. With views young man was tberefore, the grealnecessarily contracted by the circum- grandson of the man who formed the first stances in which he had been placed, professedly Heterodox congregation in Mr. Chilley seems honestly to have ex. South Wales ; and the grandson of his
$11ccessor, who carried the interest at submissive during his melancholy illness. Llwyn rhyd-owen to a pitch of success zealous all the while for the prevalence of seldom eftected by the talents and exer: evangelical doctrine, “ sober, chaste and tions of one person. Jenkin Jones built temperate in all things;" betosed, is ree the fist chapel on his own estate, princi- turii, and honored and finally regreited pally at his own expense, and officiated as a brother and friend by an extensile for some years to the infant society. In circle. the time of his successor, that chapel was At the close of life, he made a very greatly enlarged, tu accommodate, iu some judicimus and equitable distribution of his measure, the increasing numbers of the property, which was not inconsiderable people, who were eventually subdivided for the country in which be resided. In into several separate eburebes. In time, these days, few of our wealthy Dembers a considerable body of the people outran initate our ancestors by leaving, true the minister, who became the pastor on their accumulated riches, a small port og the death of David Lloyd, and retined for the support of the goud cause wbiel, their Arjan aud Arminian sentiments into in life, they esteemed as the cause of Unitarianism; and, as usual, met with no truth. In this respect, the great and small vexation from the minister and good man, D. J. Rees, was no excepus many of the members.
'l be consequence to the generality of our friends. The was, a separation of the Unitarians from canse would bave derived no small comethe old societies, and the erection of two fuit aud encouragement, il, when his new chapels, Llwyn-y-groes and Pant-ya most importaut intiuence was withdrawn, detaid, during the years 1801 and 1802. a small part of bis property bad brea On this occasion, all that remained of the devoted towards compensating, is a little two families of Jenkin Jones and David measure, for the loos which, in his elf, Lloyd joined the sepaated Unitarinns; the society had sustained. Mr. Thomas and John Jones, Esqi, of Pant-y-defaid, thought of the interest of truth when be son of the former, furnished the requisite was bid to consigu it to the care of those land for the site of one of the chapels, and who yet survive. After devising tbe balk contributed largely towards its erection of his fortune to his immediate family, the Of those two congregations, the Rev. present minister of the chapel at Paal-y. John James became the first minister, and delaid was pot forgotten, and Mr. James D. J. Rees, of Lloyd Jack, lately com- had a substantial proof of the esteem of memorated in the Repository, [XII, the deceased. To the support of ihe 740—745,] among the departed woithies future ministry of the word of God, Mr. of our churches, a most important member Thomas bequeathed £200, and £30 to and occasional preacher, Mr. Thomas wards inclosiog ihe bursing ground at the Thomas as he grew up, attached himself chapel with a suitable wall. Besides, as with no common ardor to the same canse ; his heart, while alive, was whoily devoted and the aid of these two important mem- to the gospel and to the brethreli, he di bers was most bappily distributed, as the rected by his will, that his body should subject of the present article formeel olie be deposited in the chapel, where it lies of the society at Pant-y-defaid, wbile D. awaiting the resurrection of the just. It J. Rees belonged to that assembling at is the first bunied there of many that will Llwyn-y-groes. Mr. Thomas bad a very probably follow, were bo other motive to strong inclination to the Christian minis- operate but t1.c desire to be laid near one try, and was once on the point of entering 80 entirely belused. The edilying ex. upon the usual academical preparation : ample of this most amiable and virtuous but, alas, he was prevented by the com- Foling mau consoles lis in the midst of the plaint, a decline, which for almost tell corruption of the world, and proves, 10 a years rendered life a burden, and termi- demonstration, the salutary itticaex of nated in his removal! He was a young " the truth as it is in Jesus," tu enlighten man of very respectable talents, which the understanding and 10 pussy ihe beart. he had considerably cultivated, in spite being dead he set speabeth. The band of his complaint, especially by domestic that writes ibis is agiiated by the various association for several years with Mr. emotious with which the heart is afiected James and Mr. D. J. Rees, in the family at the recollection of a gentle and excelof the latter. Perhaps a finer Christiau, lent kinsman, removed so early from for temper which was all mildness, and extensive usefulness, ripe bowever in for benevolence which was all disinterest- holiness, and in fituess for “ the inedness and generosity, has seldom bero heritance of the saints in light," found. From his youth upwards, he had London, Dec. 2, 1818. C. LL. feared God, and exerted himself in his canse, which is also that of truth and mankind. The writer appeals to those
Sept. 22, after a lingering illness, the who knew him, if he was not affectionate his rest.
Rev. Robert Sloper, of Derizes, entered
In the very house in which be almost beyond example, most patient and was born, he breathed bis last, witbout