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all the advocates for slavery in the Camtoos river, he became their miwhole world had been present, es- nister, meeting with, and exhorting pecially those who assert that Afri. thum daily. When the boor became can slaves have no affection for their acquainted with what was going on, offspring. Many such Africans, I he was very angry; however, they -am persuaded, were they to hear continued to meet in a little place that some of our fashionables in Lon which they had fitted up for the don, though living under the same purpose. Upon one occasion, some roof with their children, scarcely see of the family went within hearing them once a day, would cry out,- of them, unperceived, and there What savages!

listened to what was going forward. Mr. R. preached to the soldiers at The boor's wife, while listening to Fort Frederic, Algoa Bay. On re- her poor slave preaching Jesus of turning, he mentioned that the far- Nazareth and the Resurrection, felt mer who is next neighbour to Be- the force of truth in her heart. She thelsdorp told him, that last week invited the company to meet in her when going home, a lion met him house, when she read the Scriptures in the road-they stood some time to them, and the slave prayed and looking at each other, when the ani- exhorted, and this practise is still mal chose to walk quietly away. He continued. The boor saw Mr. had, however, devoured an ass be- Read lately, when he declared that longing to the farmer. Perhaps the his slave must certainly speak from death of the ass prevented that of the Spirit of God, for, said he, he the farmer; having already had a knows far more than we christians good meal, he had less occasion to who have had the bible all our days, devour him, but had they met a and he surely could not get all his little sooner, when the lion was more knowledge in the short time he staid hungry, he might have fared very at Bethelsdorp; and he cannot read. differently.

Thus the gospel spread at first. A Hottentot calling after worship, When sinners were converted to who came from a distance, and who God in the city of Thessalonica, was a member of the church, led from thence the gospel sounded Mr. Read to relate the following ac- through all the region round about. count of his master's family. So I trust it is at Bethelsdorp, and

Some time ago, B-, a mem. I trust it is the pure unmixed gosber of the church of Bethelsdorp, pel of-Christ. was travelling to a distance, and halting at a farmer's near the mouth of the Camtoos river, he collected the farmer's slaves together, and The Practical Expositor ; or, informed them that the Son of God had come into the world to save

Scripture illustrated by facts, iners. What he said caused a

and arranged for every day in great stir among them about the sal- the year. By CHARLES Buck, vation of their souls. A

poor
slave

p. p. 500. 6s. London. Wilfrom Mosambique, opposite the Is- liams, Baynes, &c. land of Madagascar, was particularly affected. The providence of God

The Christian public are unafterwards brought them to work at der many obligations to Mr. Buck the Drosdy of Uitenhagen, about for his unwearied exertions both nine miles from Bethelsdorp, which to amuse and instruct them. In afforded them an opportunity of at- a state of health which would tending the preaching of the gospel discourage most men from enthere. The poor Mosambique slavc made rapid progæss, though he gaging in the labours of author. was but little acquainted with the ship, and which would constitute Dutch language. When they re

a sufficient excuse for repose and turned home to their masters at inactivity, he has, in addition to Vol. II. No. 4.

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the toils of his public situation, tor" contains, it may be expectproduced several performances ed that some parts will be less which do much credit to his ta- interesting than others; and that lents, his piety, and his zeal.- some passages will be more, and His Theological Dictionary, and others less aptly illustrated. But his Anecdotes, religious, moral, what may seem of small importand entertaining, are works well ance to one, may appear of great known, and highly calculated to value to another ; and, as catch the attention of the un- hope it will pass through many thinking, and to improve the hands, not a few, we trust, will minds of the generality of Chris- find it a seasonable portion. It tians. The present production is no easy matter to convey any is not inferior to the former ef- correct idea of its contents with forts of Mr. Buck's pen, and is out examining it; or to select somewhat similar in its nature to such passages as may enable the his Anecdotes ; though fitted, we reader to judge for himself. We think, to be more useful. We extract that part of th index of like the plan of the work. It contents which is arranged under shews us how the ways of God A, from which the nature and illustrate his word: it tends to variety of the collection

may

be prove that the God of Grace and understood :--"Abp. Abbot died; of Providence are the same; and Abergavenny lost; death of Gus may be the means of inducing a tavus Adolphus of Sweden ; habit of marking the operations Adrian born; Addison's Cato ; of Jehovah's hand. The biogra- conversion of Athenagoras; Afphical sketches, the numerous fiction ; use and abuse of Affecanecdotes, the allusions to ancient tions; consideration of our Age'; customs, and the quotations from felicity of Aglaus ; people of various authors, are here all laid Agrigentium ; America discover under contribution for the ser- ed; death of Alfred the Great ; vice' of truth'; and 'render the Alexander the Great ; fall of work entertaining as well as in- Alypius ; places of Amusement ; structive. We cordially agree Duke of Alva; Anaxarchus ; Alwith the respectable author in gerius' love of Cato ; death of thinking that it will not be Dr. Allix; Anaxagoras; happifound unsuitable to put into the ness of Rev. J. Andreas; converhands of young people; as it will sion of Andrianus; learning and not only afford tliem biographical devotion of Bp. Andrews; Anand historical information for nunciation ; Annihilation ; Antievery day in the year, but en- cipation of Heaven; Antisthegage them to read the Holy Scrip- nes, an admirer of Socrates, &c. tures, and to consider them as We give the following specimen they are, the word of God, migh- of the Biography it contains, not ty through him to illuminate the because we think it the best, but mind, direct 'the wavering, com- because it is short, and the subfort the distressed, and a benefit ject of it was well known ; and to society at large.” As such we because we think the

passage

for beg leave most warmly and sin- which it is inti duced well illuscerely to recommend it.

trated, and the example of ChrisAmidst such varied informa- tian liberality it contains, worthy

“ The Practical Exposi-, of the imitation of our Readers:

tion as

he says,

Malachi iji. 10. Bring ye all the tithesed themselves. So prodigious was

into the storehouse, that there may the extravagance of the Roman ladies be meat in mine house, and prove me in particular, that Pliny the elder now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, says he saw Lollio Paulina with an if I will not open you the windows of 'equipage of this kind amounting, acheaven, and pour you out a blessing, 'cording to Dr. Arbuthnot's calculathat there shall not be roum enough tion, io L.322,916 13s. 4d. of our to receive it.

money. At the splendid entertain. March 24.-This day, 1799, the ment ihat Prince Potemkin gave to Rev. David Simpson, minister of the the late Empress of Russia, at Pea New Church at Macclesfield died, tersburgh in 1791, the jewels worn aged 54. He was the author of by 48 young persons belonging to many useful works, and his plea for the court, who performed a ballet, Religion has had a wide circulation.

were estimated at a million sterling! The following will shew that his Here are affecting instances of lux. preaching was not in vain. Some ury in dress, and it would be well if years ago, says one, I recollect read our own country were exempt from Ing a striking Sermon by the late the charge. But what saith our Mr. Simpson of Macclesfield, the holy religion on this point? “ Let it subject, I think was Christian Liber. not be outward adorning ; but let it ality ; but what most forcibly struck be the hidden man of the heart, in my mind, was the passage above that which is not corruptible, even quoted. I cannot describe how my the ornament of a meek and quiet mind was impressed with the man- spirit, which is in the sight of God ner in which Jehovah here conde- of great price.” After all, however, scended to challenge his people, when we need not run into the opposite

" And prove me now here- éxtreme; while luxury is to be avoid with,“ &c. Suffice it to say, that the ed, singularity is not to be praised; subject made such an impression, I for as there may be much pride in found it my duty to do more for the dress, so there may be some pride cause of God than I ever had done. in the neglect of it. Antisthenes the I did so, and on closing that year's philosopher sold his all, and preserva accounts, I found that I had gained ed only a very ragged coat, which more than in any two years preced- drew the attention of Socrates, and ing it.

Some time afterwards, I tempted him to say to the cynic, thought the Redeemer's cause had who carried his contempt of dress an additional claim, as the place in too far, “ Antisthenes, I see thy which we worshipped him wanted vanity through the holes of thy coat." some repairs. The sum I then gave was L.20; and in a very little time Did we suppose the Practical afterwards I received L.40, which l Expositor would expire with the had long given up as lost.

first edition, we would now disa The following illustration is miss it without farther remarks ; deserving of attention, particulars but as we have no doubt it wiń ly from our female readers : live through many editions, we

beg leave to submit a few obser1 Pet. iii. 3. Whose adorning, let it not

be that outward a lorning of plaiting vations for the consideration of the hair, and of wearing of gold, or the respectable author. of putting on of apparel.

We think a number of the

pasa November 14.- Too much atten. sages of Scripture have been tion has been paid to dress in all sought out for the sake of the ages; but the accounts given us of anecdotes, rather than the aneca some, prove the height and extrava: dotes for the sake of the Scripa gance of folly. Jewels made a part of the ornaments with which the

tures. We mean, we do not see Jews, Greeks, and Romans, especi- the connection between the one ally their ladies of distinction, adorn, and the other , or that a person,

recollecting the story would ever ly hope that this mode of trifling after remember the portion of with the word of God, which has the divine word it was brought been too long practised, is now to illustrate. From the specimen falling into disuse and contempt. we have of Mr. Buck's talents in We would also suggest, that this kind of writing, we have no there is perhaps too great a prodoubt, if his health permits, that portion of the dying sayings of with a little attention, he would eminent men, to the other mateeasily make the work prove com- rials of the work. Many of them plete in this respect.

are exceedingly good, and deAnother thing we are sorry to serve to be remembered; but observe is, frequent quotations of their frequent recurrence has a imperfect sentences of Scripture. tendency to destroy the effect Now we humbly think this is they might otherwise produce. calculated to bring the word of We point out these things, not God into contempt, and has been from an invidious wish to find too often employed by a certain fa but from a real desire to description of persons for bur- improve a work which we think lesquing the Bible. We refer to calculated to be very useful. We such selections as the following: thank Mr. Buck for the enterJer. xx. 10. “ And we shall take tainment and instruction it has our revenge on him.” 2 Chron. afforded us; and are assured our xvii. 17. A mighty man of va- readers will not be disappointed lour." 1 Sam. viii. 9. “ How, if they buy and see for thembeit, yet solemnly protest unto selves. And, instead of sitting them.” Illustrations of such ex- down to read the book through pressions as these, may have a re- at once, we would recommend ference to the sound, but cannot them to follow the plan of a friend apply to the sense of Scripture; of ours, who always reads the and can be of no real use as a Expositor of the day immediately “ Practical Exposition.” We are after morning worship. In this fully persuaded that it is both im- way there is always a new story, proper and injudicious to quote, which cannot fail to make some illustrate, or preach from, any impression, and one anecdote passage which has not in itself a does not banish the other from complete sense; and we earnest- the mind.

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

DOMESTIC.

ANDERSTON CHARITY SCHOOL.

Orphans, or whose Parents are in Laws and Regulations.. the Army or Navy, or are in indigent 1. The Designation of this Insti- circumstances, and recommended as tution shall be, THE ANDERSTON such;,or those who are advanced in CHARITY SCHOOL; of which the sole years, and, in all probability, would object shall be to instruct those to not obtain Education in any other read the Scriptures (gratis), who are way.

LONLON SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING
CHRISTIANITY AMONG THE JEWS.

2. None shall be admitted under mitted into the School, the greater eight years of age.

part of whom could not name the 3. All Applications for Admission letters. Of these, there have been to the School shall be presented to taught to read the Scriptures, 191 the Committee.

from 8 to 12, 73 from 12 to 15, 53 4. The Hours of Teaching are from 15 to 20, 10 from 20 to 30, from half past seven till ten o'clock years of age, and 1 upwards of 30. at night, for five nights in the week. There are from 80 to 90 Seholars at

5. The Funds of the Institution present on the Roll. shall be raised by voluntary Subscriptions and Donations.

6. Subscribers and Donors shall be eligible for any office in the Society, and entitled to attend and vote at all its Meetings. 7. The business of the Institution place in the constitution of the So

An important change has taken shall be conducted by a Committee of Management, consisting of a Pre- ciety for promoting Christianity

the Jews; of which the hissident, a Treasurer, a Secretary, and tory will be best given in the ad

other Members, one-third of dress of that Society to the public. whom shall go out annually, it be

“ On Tuesday the 28th February, ing understood however, that they

an Extraordinary Meeting of this may be re-elected, the ensuing year. Society was held in Freemasons'

8. The Committee shall meet once Tavern, to take into consideration a every month, or oftener if found nea

proposal made by a Meeting of Discessary. Five shall be a quorum. 9. Two or more of the Committee from the Management, and leave it

senting Subscribers, to withdraw shall be appointed to visit the School in the hands of their brethren of the each month, and to Report next Church of England. Meeting.

“ The London Society was insti· 10. Receipts shall be required for

tuted in the year 1809, and consistall money paid out, and the Presi

ed of Christians of various denomident and Teacher's initials shall be

nations. Its great object was to upon them-Said receipts shall be preserved by the Treasurer, to be welfare of the Jews, by endeavour

promote the spiritual and eternal compared with his book. 11. Auditors shall be appointed Christ as the Messiah promised to

ing to lead their attention to Jesus annually by the General Meeting, to their fathers, and the Saviour of the examine the Bills and the Accounts

world. of the Treasurer. 12. The General Meeting shall be have been effectual, through the Di

“ The means used by the Society held annually, in the Month of Sep- vine Blessing, in convincing of the tember; when a President and Trea- above truth more than forty adult surer shall be nominated, and vacan. Jews, who have been admitted into cies in the Committee supplied.

the Christian church by baptism. Extract from the Report of the Mana. “ Schools containing eighty-nine

gers, from June 1810, till March children of Jewish parents are sup1815.

ported by the Society ; and the chila The Managers have great pleasure dren are educated in the principles in reporting that, besides '80 who of the Christian faith. were on the Roll in June 1810, 244 “ A translation of the New Tesa girls and 134 boys * have been ad- tament into Hebrew for the use of

19:0ļ, makes 8s. O d. nearly, for each Making in all, since the commence- Scholar taught to read, including Books, ment, - 819 admitted into the School, of &c. a sum which demonstrates, in astrik whom 626 have been taught to read : ing point of view, the economical manthe receipts of the Society being £252: ner in which the School is conducted.

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