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Kurnall. There he found some artillery

in numerous other places, he demen, from a number who knew Mr.lighted to make mention of the,

Redeemer's name, and by his insoldiers came to Mr. Thomason's t

tent for

teresting statements of the scenes prayer and exposition of the Scriptures,

which he had himself witnessed, and (said he who ministered amongst them). even in this jungle, we could rejoice

produced a deep impression on the together in remembrance of the love of minds of many, and stimulated Christ. All the placés, (he added) where

them to enlarged exertions for the troops are usually stationed, are empty.

promotion of the gospel in hea> There is nothing to amuse a traveller who

then lands. This was remarkably does not hunt: however, I hope my time felt during the last visit of Mr. is not wholly lost; my little Hindoostanee Thomason to Cambridge, where church has lately received an accession by several valuable students were int, one of the converts from Agra, a pious duced to determine on going outhumble Christian : we are now a little as Chaplains or Missionaries.it company, and spend many a happy hour

His heart, however, was devoted' together over the Scriptures. With these

to India. He had only returned beloved fellow-travellers, I am often so.

to his native land for the sake of laced amidst the sickening frivolities of the camp. Since we left Hindostan, Sun

his beloved partner. It had pleased day has not been observed as a day of

God to disappoint the

expectations rest; yet the Governor halts to get ready

which had been entertained with for a tiger hunt. The kingdoms of this respect to her, he therefore deterworld will have their own pursuits and

mined to resume his situation at enjoyments, they are not those of the Calcutta. Before, however, his kingdom of Christ. The experience I return, he deemed it adviseable to have had of this, will, I trust, be useful to re-enter the marriage state, and me, and certainly, intercourse with native,

was accordingly united to Miss schools, and daily Hindoostanee preach- Dickenson of Liverpool, who still ing, have contributed much to enlarge my survives to lament his loss, and heart towards the perishing heathen.

whose character and conduct evince , Pp, 228-231.

in the most striking manner the

wisdom of his choice. In 1828, On Mr. T.'s first arrival at Cal- Mr. T. sailed again for Indiacutta, he was employed at the Mis- before, however, he reached Cal. sion Church; in March 1824, he cutta, he was attacked with water was appointed by Bishop Heber in the chest; and when the comto a situation in the Cathedral, and plaint appeared to be removed, in the following year was com- was advised to sail to the Mauripelled by the precarious state of tius for the recovery of his strength. Mrs. Thomason's health to return Twelve days, however, after landto England-before, however, the ing in the Isle of France, his earthvessel could reach this country, ly tabernacle was dissolved, and Mr. T. was called upon to consign his spirit numbered among the just the remains of his beloved partner made perfect, Sunday, June 21. to the silent deep; a bereavement We have here given a brief outwhich he felt most keenly. No line of the life of this valuable and sooner, however, did he arrive in - eminent servant of God for the this country, than he devoted him-filling up, and for numerous and self to diligent and laborious ser- interesting anecdotes of distinvices, engaging

with zeal and suc-, guished characters, we must refer cess in the work of the ministry, our readers to the volume itself, principally, though not exclusively, which we are confident will well at Cheltenhamı; where, as well as repay their careful perusal.: )

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THE Author's preceding letters ad, lapse to the Archbishop-in two Vocated an improved system of months more to the crown ; and if clerical education, and a revision at the end of twelve months the of the present mode of entering vacant living be still unsupplied, the ministry in the Church of any priest producing proper testiEngland, by requiring that all monials, &c. may claim institudeacons should be assistant curates, tion. The author conceives this and in no instance, except from plan would, without injustice, tersome occasional necessity, charged minate pluralities, create a more with the exclusive care of a parish. rapid succession to livings, and This revised mode of entering the materially relieve the poorer clergy. ministry? would in our author's We apprehend, however, that all view lead to the clergyman's re- the real advantages of his plan maining a deacon until he was might be attained, without that nominated as Incumbent to sweeping alteration in the situation parish, which nomination should of deacons, curates, &c. which he be his title to priest's orders. He suggests. His letter contains some now proposes

that an act should judicious observations on the probe passed, providing that any priety of imposing a moderate tax clergyman, who shall apply to a on the larger livings, in the room Bishop or other functionary for of the existing first-fruits and institution to a benefice, or licence tenths, and on the expediency of to a perpetual curacy, shall thereby altering the present divisions of par-

exemption, vacate ishes, and of empowering a bishop, every other preferment, which he

on request of the patron and inmay possess with cure of souls.- cumbent, to unite two parishes, That every clergyman admitted or where the population of the two instituted to a second preferment together does not exceed a thoushould on the Sunday after institu- sand, and the extreme distance tion give notice, or cause it to be of the most remote part of one given in his former church, that he parish, from the most remote part has ceased to be its incumbent, of the other, is less than five or six though he may continue as curate, miles. These suggestions deserve and use the parsonage

consideration, though we very time not exceeding six months; that much doubt whether their adop. if in these six months the patron tion would be attended with neglect to present a new parson, the any material advantage; they are bishop may collate by lapse; that certainly far too moderate to if in two months more the vacancy be meet the taste of these reforming unsupplied, the patronage should days.

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CONFIRMATION: its Nature and Ends: being Extracts from a Work

on that subject by the eminent Richard Baxter. London, 1658. With a few Introductorý Observations. By the Rev. Colin CÀMPBELL, M. A: '18mo.

Pp. viii. and 90. Nisbet. MR. Campbell basrendered a abridgment of Baxter's work on: very seasonable service to the Confirmation, and an appropriate Christian public, by a judicious preface. There are few ordinances

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runto tried, judged, and approved by the greater extremes than that of Con- pastors of the church ;' and even firmation. The Papists exalt it those few who would omit the to a sacrament. Some Protestants word pastors, will usually insist on characterize it as an useless and some judgment being formed before unprofitable human device. Some individuals are admitted to full speak of it as if it were the most communion, and it therefore folimportant and essential part of his lows, which is more fully stated in episcopal office; others deny that Mr. Baxter's ninth proposition, the imposition of episcopal hands • That this approval is a corrobois at all necessary to its due admi- rating ordinance, and that corrobonistration. Yet few we apprehend rating grace is to be expected in it will question_the correctness of from God by all that come to it in Mr. Baxter's Twelve Propositions sincerity of heart, and so hath it the on this ordinance, though they name of confirmation.'. It is not, may not all appear of equal im- however, our intention to enlarge portance. It will generally be on this topic, and the rather since conceded for instance, as Mr. we trust many of our readers will B. asserts in his Seventh Propo- be induced to procure and caresition, That the profession of those fully read Mr. Campbell's small that expect the church state, and publication. privileges of the adult, is to be

THE BIBLICAL CABINET'; containing, 1. Principles of Biblical Interpretation, translated from the Institutio Inter

pretis of J. A. Ernesti. By CHARLES H. TERROT, A. M. 2 vols. Pp.

xliv. and 224, and xxii. and 348. II. Philological Tracts, namely-On the Language of Palestine in the age of Christ and the Apostles. On the Greek Diction of the New Testament. On the Importance of the Study of the Old Testament. On the Tropical Language of the New Testament. By De Rossi, PFANNKUCHE, PLANCK, THOLuck, and Beckhaus. Edited by John Brown, D.D. Pp. xiv. and 310.

III. Remarks on the Synonyms of the New Testament. By John Aug.

HENRY TITTMANN, D. D. First Theological Professor in the University of Leipsic. Translated by the Rev. EDWARD CRAIG, M.A. of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. Pp. xxxvi. and 366.

IV. Exposition of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans ; with Extracts from

the Exegetical works of the Fathers and Reformers. Translated from

the original German of Dr. Fred. Aug. GOTTREU THOLUCK, Professor, Pfof Theology in the Royal University of Halle, &c. By the Rev. Robert

Menzies. Pp. xvi. and 358. THESE volumes contain a Series The mere English reader indeed of Tracts not easily accessible in will not derive much advantage any other form, and comprizing a from their perusal; but they are mass of information at once inte- deserving of serious attention from resting and valuable to the scho- those clergymen, who have laid lar. They are principally trans- a good foundation in Literary lated from the German, and are and Theological attainments. The especially intended for those who names of the highly respectable are studying the Scriptures in the individuals by whom these works original languages.

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POPULAR RELIGIOUS WORKS abridged. Vol. I. Dr. Horneck's

Great Law of Consideration. 18mo. Pp. iv. and 140. Whittaker, We fully agree with the Editor's ment to recommend it. It is a statement in the close of his pre- treatise calculated to be useful to face. He who will read the fol- people in every rank of life. lowing work, will need no argu

MY STATION AND ITS DUTIES: a Narrative for Girls going to

Service. By the Author of "The Last Day of the Week,'' 18mo. Pp. 216. Seeleys.

We are happy to meet again with ought to circulate freely among the this valuable writer, who has done senior girls in our schools of indusmuch in this, as in her foriner try, &c. and to occupy a place in publications, to teach the young every Kitchen Library; and while to do their duty in that state of especially calculated for servants, life, unto which it may please God. it will be found to suggest many to call them. We strongly recom

valuable hints to their superiors, mend this interesting little volume which may materially contribute to all who are desirous of promot- to domestic order, peace, and ing the welfare of the young; it comfort.

A NARRATIVE of the Sufferings and Martyrdom of Mr. Robert Glover, of Mancetter, a Protestani Gentleman, burnt at Coventry, A, of Mrs. Lewes of the same place; a Lady burnt at Lichfield,

2:1555, and

A. D. 1557, with some account of their friend, Augustine Bernher, Rector of Southam, who had the courage to visit them in prison, and to be present with them at the stake. By the Rev. B. RICHINGS, M. A. Vicar of Mancetter, Warwickshire. 12mo. Pp. xvi. and 142.

It is much to be regretted, that Infidel, and Liberal Historians many in the present day are ex- induce many to believe that a ceedingly ignorant of the cruel large proportion of those cruelly persecutions which their forefathers burut by order of queen Mary , underwent. The narratives of these were put to death for political, dreadful events are principally rather than religious offences, Nara recorded in large and ponderous ratives, however, like the present volumes little suited to the taste are calculated to produce a more of modern tinies, seven were they more generally accessible, instead Popery in its true light. We con

correct impression, and more of being as many of them are only sider therefore Mr. Richingavas to be met with in public libraries, having rendered good service by &cs while the artifices of Rontishg this interesting publicationis We DECEMBER 1833.

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recommend it to the attention of foundation of Popery, and ignoour readers, and hope that those rance of the real character of Powho have access to narratives and pery has induced many to suppose documents which possess local that Popish emancipation would interest, will follow Mr. R.'s ex- not produce those bitter fruits, ample, and forthwith communicate which will we conceive inevitably them to the public in a cheap and follow. portable form. Ignorance is the

POCKET BOOKS for 1834. Suttaby and Co.

I. The Evangelical Museum ; with a Portrait of the late William Wilber

force, Esq.

II. The Christian Ladies' Diary, and Pocket Companion ; with a Portrait

of the late Rev. Rowland Hill. 1834.

III. A Christian Remembrancer.

IV. Fulcher's Ladies' Memorandum-Book and Poetical Miscellany.

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In the sweet morning's hour of prime

Thy blessed words our lips engage,
And round our hearth's at even time

Our children spell the Holy page;
The way-mark through long distant years,

To guide their wandering footsteps on,
Till thy last loveliest beam appears,

Written on the grey church-yard stone.

THANKS be to God, in Christ there is a rest

For the believer : starting from the dream Of guilty life, and by the earnest blest,

In his swift transit o'er the troubled stream! Then for the gift celestial ; then the prize,

What angel-tongues can justly this extol;
What multiplied eternities suffice

Its still increasing value to unroll?
If vast the joys, how awful then the loss

of such existence bought by Jesus' blood. When scorching lusts and devils ever toss

The souls that perish in the sinking flood ! How must reflection's pangs, like glowing dross The spirits thrill, which scorned the glorious

cross !

The following hymn from Fulcher's miscellany will, we doubt not, be perused with pleasure by many of our readers. LAMP of our feet, whose hallowed beam

Deep in our hearts its dwelling hath :

Word of the Holy and the Just,

To leave thee pure, our father's bled,
Thou art to us a sacred trust,

A relic of the martyr dead!
Among the vallies where they fell,

The ashes of our fathers sleep,
May we who round them safely dwell,

Pure as themselves the record keep!

Lamp of our feet, which day by day

Are passing to the quiet tomb,
If on it fall thy peaceful ray,

Our last low dwelling hath no gloom :
How beautiful their calm repose

To whom that blessed hope was given,
Whose pilgrimage on earth was closed

By the unfolding gates of heaven!

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