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The Fraternal Memorial, a Memoir of the Rev. | cellaneous character, the titles being the Launch

William Fernie, late Pastor of the Church -the Engint s–Trial Trips-Power and Speed assembling in Zion Chupel, Frome, Somerset ; -Remarkable Era-New Docks- Embarkaby the Rev. John FERvie, Farnham, Surrey. tion-the Channel-Bay of Biscay-Presenti. London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co. 12mo. ments-- Middle Watch. But now comes the pp. xii., 227.

catastrophe. The sections are deeply interestThe subject of this biographical sketch was

ing but awful, which are he.ided, the Fire-Bell born in 1814 at Brewood, Staffordshire, where

-the Life-Boats-Last Hours; and scarcely his respected father bas been pastor of the

less so are those which give account of the independent church more than forty years.

sufferings and deliverances of the minority who When he was about twenty years of age he

at various times and in different circuinstances

reached the land. was received into Highibury College, and in 1839 he accepted the pastorate of the large A Sufficient Maintenance and an Eficient independent church meeting in Zion chapel, Frome. Here he laboured acceptably and use

Ministry. A Sermon with Notes by the Rev. fully abovc ten years. A scvere cold taken

Thomas GUTHRIE, D.D. Publisherl at the after preaching to a crowded congregation in a

request of the Kirk Session of Free St. farm house, brought on an illness which terini

John's, Edinburgh. Edinburgh: Constable nated in his removal from the midst of attached

and Co. London: Hamilton and Co. 8vo. friends on the 13th of November, 1850. He was

Pp. 31. a preacher of superior abilities, and the Memoir, To all members of churches who are in comwhich includes many extracts from his letters, fortable circumstances themselves, and especvinces on the part of the compiler, a spirit of cially to all who have the honour to sustain tlie brotherly kindness and Christian simplicity. deacon's office, we earnestly recommend this Israel Hartmann, as Youth, Husband, and thought, new to many, and to others deserving

discourse, which will open to them trains of Orphan Schoolmaster. A Biography, from of renewed attention. Their own welfare, and his Diary and Letters. Translated from the welfare of their children, are more closely the German by Mrs. Thompson,(née) (Eliza- connected with the subject than many of them beth Maria Lloyd). With a Preface by Rev. ROBERT BICKERSTETH, M.A., Rector

suppose. of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London. London: The Cliristian Law of Life. A Sermon Wertheim and Macintosh, 16mo., pp. vii., 201.

preached in Surrey Chapel, before the Lon

don Missionary Society, on Wednesday, Faith sustained this simple-minded German May 12, 1852. By Join Stoughton, of schoolmoster under many afflictions, and gave Kensington. London : 16mo., pp. 43. Price bim habitual serenity throughout the vicissi- 4d. tudes of a life which beginning in the year 1725 did not terminate till 1806.

The preacher treats bis text, “For me to live

is Christ," as an exposition of the law of our The Imperial Cyclopædia. The Cyclopadia of spiritual life, and a grand encouragement to

the British Empire. Part X1. Leigta spiritual labour; mentions effects which would Middleser. London: Charles Knight. Im follow from our fully embracing and acting out perial 8vo.

this law; and shows that "the inspiration of

the sentiment expressed in the text is the want It affords us pleasure to witness the progress of the age.” towards completion of this valuable work, and to observe the announcements which accom- Allegiance to the Faith : a Discourse occasioned pany it with regard to other divisions of the by the Death of Rebert Kettle, Esq., preached comprehensive publication to which it belongs. in Hope Street Baptist Chapel, Glasgow, on This, the Geographical portion of the British Sabbath, 4th April, 1852. By James PaEmpire, is to be completed in sixteen half- TERSON, D.D. Glasgow : 8vo., PP. 30. crown parts; and the two volumes comprising Price Sixpence. it will be of an 'inestimable worth to students of politics or of English history. Thr pro

An appropriate sermon, comprising a bioprietor has acted wisely in taking time to graphical notice of an excellent man of whom procure accurate topographical information from some account was given in our number for special sources where it was not to be obtained May. readily, though at the expense of some degree The Interpretation of the Prophecy relating to of delay; and he now hopes that the entire

the Seven Churches, Revelation, Ch.1. II. III. work will be completed by the periodical issue of two Parts monthly, in about four years.

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One small specimen will probably suffice to The Lost Steamer : a History of the Amazon. London : Partridge and Oakey. 16mo. Pp. into the investigation fully under the guidance

cnable the reader to determine wbether to go vi., 248.

of this interpreter or not. “The Christians The author undertook this work, he tells us, of the present day," be tells us, “ form seven lest it should be attempted by some one who great divisions :- The Society of Friends, Indewould not acknowledge the hand of God or pendents, Presbyterians, Methodists, Lutherans, scek his glory; and he has interspersed through. | Episcopalians, and Unitarians, and these are out remarks of a religious tendency. The first the seven bodies spoken of in the second or hundred pages are pleasant reading of a mis- full sense of the prophetic narrative.”

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they are safely landed on our shores. In

the letter from China referred to, the writer Among the wonderful changes which are says:- I now know of more than six hundred now taking place in human atlairs, working Chinamen booked for California, for whom out the accomplishment of the divine pur- shipping cannot now be had, although there poses in the most unexpected ways, perhaps are now in our harbour some half a dozen nothing is more remarkable than the facts | large ships bound for San Francisco, and adverted to in the following paragraphs of they will all take from two to three hundred the New York Recorder:

Chinamen each.'”



When a Chinese junk visited our shores a

FRANK AVOWAL, few years ago, the crew, with their oblique eyes and long tails, were almost as much of a

The Shepherd of the Valley, a Roman curiosity as the queer looking hulk in which Catholic newspaper published at St. Louis, they had come to our shores. The idea of denounces plainly the doctrine of toleration a Chinese emigration to our shores was as far thus:-“Well, then, is this doctrine of tolerafrom our thoughts as that of the Grand tion a Christian doctrine, or is it not ? does it Lama of Thibet.

come from heaven or hell; from God, or the But God's ways are not as our ways. The devil? do we see anything of it in the bible, in discovery of gold in the West is to be the the fathers, in the actions or writings of the cause of the first effectual inroad upon the saints, in the treatises of the doctors of the crystallized civilization of the Chinese.

church? was it heard of before the birth of We firmly believe that the emigration now

Protestantism? has it not been condemned going on from China to California will have by the Council of Constance, and repeatedly the effect to make an entire revolution in the by the supreme pontiff's ? is it any thing habits of the Chinese living upon the coasts

more than a convenient theory, got up that of the empire. By a strange movement of Catholics living amongst Protestants may God's providence, we are thronged by the

meet with less ill-will ? are not the French Irish and Germans on the one side of the philosophers and their disciples its most continent, and the Chinese on the other. zealous advocates ? is not Gibbon full of it? The duty of the Christian in view of these has it ever had any thing more than a theofacts is obvious. In a few years the count

retical existence, except where it has been less thousands to whom we send missionaries practically impossible to carry into active of the cross will be at our own doors, a part operation the principles which it condemns ? of our body politic, contributing their share

was St. Thomas right when he said that it to our moral and intellectual life. The fol. is a much worse thing to corrupt the faith lowing letter from the Presbyterian gives new

by which lite is given to the soul, than to facts on this subject, in addition to those falsify money which is an assistance to the with which all are familiar.

temporal life' did he reason correctly from A recent letter from San Francisco brings these premises when he argued that temporal the following additional intelligence:

princes might justly punish convicted here.

tics? may we not expect the church and “ The clipper ship Challenge is said to be Christian rulers to act again as they have on the way from China with one thousand acted ! is it not our boast that the church passengers. I have before me a letter from never changes, and is not her history an open Hong Kong, dated 15th of January last, in book, which all may read, which we cannot which the writer states that we may look to close if we would, and of which we are acChina for an emigration of fifty thousand customed to say that we have no cause to be souls to our population within the next five ashamed ? years. An intelligent sea-captain, just ar- * We will say, however, that we are not in rived from there, informs me that thousands favour of roasting heretics, and that, if this are saving up their earnings in order to col sort of work is to be revived—though in our lect 35 dollars passage-money to bring them to miserable times it is quite impossible, since California. To this is to be added the ex- men have no belief which they care to propense of a little dried fish and rice, and a pagate, or for which they dare endure-if sip of tea, and in about forty or fifty days 'persecution is to be renewed, we should

rather be its victims than its agents; but we various reasons to obtain support for the are not, therefore, going to deny the facts of college by annual subscriptions, it has been history, or to blame the saints of God and found by experience that the funds derived the doctors and pastors of the church for from that source are precarious and insufwhat they have done and sanctioned. We ficient, and that the uncertainty of collection, say that the temporal punishment of heresy and consequent irregularity in the receipts, is a mere question of expediency; that Pro- produce manifold inconveniences which are testants do not persecute us here, simply seriously detrimental to the successful workbecause they have not the power; and that ing of the institution; while it is manifest where we abstain from persecuting them, that the enlarged income required for an they are well aware that it is merely because increased number of professors cannot be we cannot do so, or think that, by doing 80, reasonably looked for without a change in the we should injure the cause that we wish to pecuniary arrangement. serve."

VI. That in order to place the college on a permanent foundation by procuring an ade

quate amount of annual support, it is deACADIA COLLEGE, NOVA SCOTIA.

sirable to raise the sum of not less than At a meeting of the friends of Acadia £10,000 for an endowment to be vested in College held at Wolfville, March 25, 1852, £600 per annum, together with tuition fees,

approved 'securities; the interest of which, the following resolutions were passed :

the proceeds of the union societies, applicable I. That while education is justly regarded to theological education, and any voluntary as a great and necessary good, essential to subscriptions which may continue to be reabuman happiness, and closely interwoven lized will suffice to provide for the appointwith the welfare of nations, baptists are under ment of a suitable number of professors. special obligations to promote its advance- A closing resolution expresses the conment, since, in addition to other and sub- viction of the meeting that the baptists of stantial benefits connected with learning, it these provinces are fully able to raise the tends to foster that spirit of free inquiry and sum of £10,000 for the specified purposes, that love of religious freedom by which they and details measures by which it might be have been ever distinguished.

accomplished. II. That the education of candidates for the Christian ministry assumes growing importance as knowledge diffuses its blessings throughout the community; and that it is the

ASIA. duty of the baptist denomination to make liberal provision for the attainment of this most desirable object, both by founding Edu- The intelligence which has recently arrived cational establishments, harmonizing in their of the capture of Rangoon by the British plans and methods of instruction with the forces will render some extracts from corimprovements of modern times, and by ren- respondence which we find in the Magazine dering pecuniary aid to young men while published by the American Baptist Missionpursuing their theological studies.

ary Union interesting, though they relate to III. That this meeting cannot but acknow- events preceding the bombardment of the ledge, with profound gratitude, the goodness city. of God toward the Institutions of learning Having mentioned the visit of four officers founded by the baptists in these provinces, sent by the British Commodore, and said, from which many and great advantages have “The commodore came to demand redress been derived by numbers of individuals of for outrages committed on Captains Shepard various ranks and professions, more parti- and Lewis, but he now found that hundreds cularly towards Acadia College, in which, of British subjects had suffered as great, and raised as it was in faith and prayer, and there many of them much greater injuries, and fore associated with hallowed recollections, that several had died under torture,” Mr. the future minister and the future missionary Kincaid writes, Dec. 22nd :have pursued their studies, and prepared for “After the deputation of four officers had the work of the Lord.

left, which was immediately after reading the IV. That whereas, in order to secure effi- commodore's letter, in English and Burmese, cient collegiate instruction a division of labour the viceroy called me to him. He was deadly is absolutely necessary, so that each professor pale. His mind was so unbalanced that it may be limited, as nearly as possible, to one overpowered his muscular system. His whole branch of tuition, it is much to be regretted frame shook with emotion and his voice was that there are now but two professors at Acadia feeble and tremulous. I almost pitied the College, and it is greatly to be desired that man who had no pity even on widows and the number should be increased at the earliest orphans. He kept me for half an hour, possible period.

putting all sorts of questions and compreV. That however desirable it may be for hending nothing. At length he directed me



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to carry a message to the commodore. When plunder them, cut their throats, and burn the half way home two horsemen riding at the city. Bodies of armed men and of desperate top of their speed recalled me.

character were constantly parading the streets. taken to a large private room and found the Foreigners were all armed and keeping ceasegovernor with some fifty of his great chiefs less watch in their houses. Com. Lambert around him. The commodore's letter in very kindly gave me an invitation to place English and Burmese was laid before me, the ladies and children on board of one of and I was requested to say if the translation his vessels, and the stern cabins of the steamer was correct. After carefully reading both I Tenasserim’ were prepared for them; but assured them it was.

Capt. Barker, of the Duchess of Argyle,'a “What does it mean?' said the governor. large merchant ship, invited us to take refuge "I am accused of being a bad man, com- on his vessel, which seemed preferable, as the mitting outrages on her Britannic Majesty's ships of war were threatened with an attack subjects, and yet the letter does not specify by fire-rafts. On the evening of the 5th we in what way I have done this. Tell me what took Mrs. Kincaid and Mrs. Dawson with the I should do.'

little children to a private wharf, where a ""I am not competent,' I replied, 'to boat was ready to take them on board the advise in these matters.'

Duchess.' The next day the young ladies “ Do not tell me so,' he said ; 'you have went on board. Dr. Dawson and myself more books and maps than all the other remained on shore most of the time.” people in the city, and you know what the “A little after dark on the 10th, as I was English want and what I can do.'"

passing along one of the principal streets, I “To get rid of his importunity I said, was suddenly seized by some eight or nine You can write to the commodore and ask Burmans, who partly carried, partly dragged for an explanation. This struck him favour- me into a dark, narrow lane. There I was ably. Then he inquired whether the English surrounded by forty or fifty armed men. A had come for peace or war.

long and not very pleasant altercation fol. “. For peace, undoubtedly,' I replied. 'If lowed, -they threatening me, and I in turn they had come for war, instead of three ships threatening them; they insisting on taking they would have had twenty-five or thirty.' me to the governor, and I insisting on going After many unimportant questions I was to the custom-house. At length I got to the allowed to leave, thankful to get away. custom-house-I hardly know how. A bunAlthough, since the first of May last, he has dle of clothes from the washerman, which treated me with uniform kindness, yet every a Burman carried after me, was the excuse sentiment of justice compels me to regard for this outrage. The custom-house officers him with loathing. Since that time I have interfered, and after a long dispute these seen about one hundred British subjects in guards went to the governor for an order to prison, some of them in irons, not a few in take me out. It was nearly two miles to the the blocks. Several have been cruelly tor- governor's, and while they were gone the tured and two died under the torture, one of custom-house officers hurried me off on them a woman. No person in Rangoon, board ship.” perhaps, has spoken out so openly and freely “I have learned that two Portuguese, the as I have, and yet I have often done violence tools of a Jesuit, have made the governor to my better feelings by restraining my indig- believe that I am at the bottom of the nation when witnessing the enormities of this English expedition. This is the secret of

He has been the patron of robbers, his hostility to me. Within a few days the and in this as in other things has been upheld governor of Dalla has received orders from at court. Justice has at length overtaken Ava to place his troops at the disposal of the him."

Viceroy of Rangoon. Accordingly, 1500 “ After a few days the governor recovered men crossed the river early on the morning in some measure from the panic into which of the 19th, uttering the most savage yells. he was thrown, and commenced hostile pre- | Yesterday 1000 men arrived from Prome. parations, buying up all the muskets in the After all, the only men the governor can city, collecting guns from all the neighbouring depend on are the robbers. The peasantry, cities and fortifying the heights of Shway that make up four-fifths of his army, will Dagong, and building stockades at Kee-men- throw away their muskets and run at the ding, four miles above the city. He has firing of the first gun. The officers threaten collected from the surrounding villages about the Karen Christians that they will place 10,000 men, and has invited to his aid a them in the fore front of the battle' if the celebrated robber chief with all his followers, English come on shore. 300 of the disciples thus getting together all the desperate cha- are now on duty at the great pagoda. The racters in the lower provinces. As yet we churches are sending messengers to us almost had felt safe in the old city, as the majority daily to inquire how things are and to let us of the inhabitants are foreigners, but on the know their situation. Few of them sleep in 4th and 5th of December orders were issued, their houses for fear of robbers. Our hearts it was reported, to attack the foreigners,' bleed for them. We can only say to them,


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