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political strife or party spirit? And when was there so much enlightened zeal to improve our laws, and to promote the general happiness and wellbeing of the people ?

Yet, on the other hand, is there nothing to blame? Is not all reference to the principles of the Bible systematically and studiously avoided, in the discussion of subjects connected with our national policy? Is not worldly expediency the great idol of veneration? Hence the backwardness of the legislature, by suitable enactments, to secure to the Christian Sabbath that honour to which it is entitled. Hence it is that the stream of wise and pure legislation, calculated to refresh and fertilize the land, is impeded in its progress by an undue and paramount regard to the interests and prejudices of particular classes, when these clash with the public good. What but this prevents, for example, the adoption of those beneficent principles of trade, which would cheapen the food of man, and, by removing commercial restrictions, give free scope to his industry? What but this keeps the colonial slave fast bound in misery, and even held there, not by the feeble arm of his master, but by the gigantic grasp of the British legislature? Thus also are too many of our appointments, not only civil but ecclesiastical, made subservient rather to secular interests than to the glory of God and the eternal welfare of the souls of men. But we forbear— let our readers fill up the picture both in its brighter and its darker shades.

If, descending from the higher classes, we direct our view to the nation at large, we shall still observe marks of improvement in many important respects. The multiplication of schools, and especially of infant schools, as well as of institutions for diffusing knowledge among the adults; the increase of places of Worship, and of those who frequent them, are without doubt encouraging circumstances. But with all this apparent profusion of effort, in which none can rejoice more sincerely than we do, have we not also much to deplore? To say nothing of the open and growing desecration of the Sabbath which we are forced to witness, and the gross profaneness which every where wounds the ear, and the licentiousness which walks undaunted through our streets; let us only think of the thousands and hundreds of thousands in this great metropolis and throughout the land, by whom the invitations of Divine mercy are never heard ; whose thresholds are never crossed by the feet of any of the messengers of the Prince of Peace; who themselves never enter the sacred walls where his name is honoured and his grace displayed; who, in the midst of Christian light, continue enveloped in worse than Pagan darkness; and of whom it may with truth be said that no man careth for their souls ; and we shall find abundant cause for sorrow and humiliation. Again, let us contemplate the feverish lust of gain, the inordinate ambition, the sensuality, the unmingled worldliness of spirit, that have been exhibited in the wild speculations which have infatuated the commercial world, and in which other classes have too largely participated; in the avarice, dishonesty, and venality to which so conspicuous a prominence has of late been given, and for which the nation has so justly been suffering : and shall we not humble ourselves for these things? But we again forbear, and shall leave our readers to fill up the chequered outline.

In looking to what is called the religious world, we need not say how unfeignedly we rejoice in the wider extension of true piety, both in the national church and amongst other denominations of Christians; in the addition of many persons in every rank in life, and not a few in the highest circles, to the number of the professed followers of Jesus Christ ; in the growing numbers and usefulness of our Bible, and missionary, and educational societies, and of various other works of Christian benevolence and duty. Yet is there nothing wrong here also ? Is there here no display of the love of mere bustle and excitement rather than of sober scriptural devotedness to the glory of God? Is there no swelling self-importance ; no secularity of spirit; no undue estimation of our own powers; no vain jangling, the fruit of unsanctified tempers ; no preference of some minute and unprofitable speculations above Christian love and unity; no inordinate eagerness for searching into points of doubt and mystery, to the neglect of some of the weightier matters of the law? Do we see the religion, so much lauded and blazoned in public, the rule and the ornament of life? Does it pervade the heart, the shop, the family, the social circle? Is time adequately improved? Are the sins of the tongue anxiously guarded against ? Is there no formality in our devotion ; no selfishness in our profession; no lukewarmness in our affections ; no intolerance in our zeal? Have godly simplicity and sincerity banished the influence of worldly expediency, and crooked policy? And, in the view of some recent events in the history of our religious and charitable institutions, have we not to lament much unchristian animosity, and unseemly jealousies and contentions, and in some instances even wide departures from truth and candour and charity, and a bitterness of vituperation and invective, from which modern refinement protects the ordinary intercourse even of worldly men in civilized society ? Would that we could, with justice, give a negative to such inquiries. One thing at least, it is in the power of every one who reads these lines to do : he can determine, by the grace of God, in his own sphere, to resist this downward progression ; he can exhibit in his own example that meekness, moderation, and forbearance which seem to have been of late forgotten in the catalogue of Christian graces ; and labour to bring all around him to conform to the apostolical injunctions, “ Love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous," and " be at peace among yourselves."

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NUMBER I.

Relig. Com. -Address on Slavery - Family

Sermon on Col.iii. 17-Chrysostom's Homily

- De Statuis-Lord's Prayer in Communion

Service.......... *****..........1-17

Miscel.-Psalmody in Churches - National

Boasting-Janseoism-Episcopal Power
Use of the Fathers-- Poetry: “Dies Iræ".

Hyma by Bp. Middleton ..............19-26
Rep. of-Hobart's Sermons .................

26

Lit. Intel.-Great Britain-France-Geneva

-United States-Persia--Publications.. 52-54

Relig Intel.-Missions in Sandwich Islands

Mission among Hottentots-Visit tolodians,

by Bp. Chass-Female Schools in India ..54-58

Pab. 4f.-Russia ; United States--Instruc.

tion of Slaves ; Treaty with Brazil; Sher.

bro Ballons; the Perle Slave Vessel....58–60

Obit.-Rev. R. M. Manwaring.............. 60

Ecclesiastical Preferments

NUMBER II.

Relig. Com. - Reason and Faith-Chrysos-

tom's Homily De Statuis (concluded)

Providence of God-Biblical Criticism on

Gen. xxxv. 15, 16; Psal. Ixxxiv. 3. Fam.

Ser. on Luke xviii. 9, 10...............65_81

Miscel.-General Jackson - Jansenists - Po-

pish Holidays-Use of the Fathers......85-88

Rec. of - Belsham's Epistles of St. Paul —

Townsend on Negro Slavery ..........90-105

Lit. Intel.-Great Britaio - India-America

La Plata–New Publications ........110.-112

Relig.Intel.-Education in S. America-Tract
Socielies in Europe Sunday Schools for
Ireland - Newfoundland School Society
Levant Missions - New Orleans Mariners'
Society-Society for Prop. of Gospel -Poor

Pous Clergy Society .....119-129

Pub. Af-France; Greece; Mexico-Pro-

ceedings in Parliament; War in India;

Negro Slavery ; Coro Laws .......... 193, 124

Obit-Lydia W.............................. 125

Ecclesiastical Preferments................ 198

NUMBER III,

Relig. Com-Reason and Faith (concluded)
-Speaking Truth - Biblical Criticism on
Psalm i.; Acts vii. 59-Ten Virgins-Peni-
tential Psalms -Fam. Ser. On Rom. viii.
18, 13..........

.......129-139

Piscel. Parish Clerks. Use of the Fathers

Apocrypha – Baptism of BellsEpiscopal

Power..........

......143_149

Ret. of - Whittaker's Sermons on Justifica.

fion - Sheppard on private Devotion-

Father Clement

..............152–165

Lit. Intel. Great Britain Education in

Ladis-Greece-New Publications....176-177

Relig. Inte - East Lothian Itinerating Li.

braries Merchant Seamen's Bible Society

-Church Missiooary Seminary-Missionary

Tour in the Greek Islands Chaldean

Christians-Gaelic School SocietySunday

Schools - Highland Education Society

Religion in Missouri and Illinois ....177—190

Pub. Af.-Portagal - Parliament ; Metallic

Currency; Loun; Freedom of Trade ;

Laws; Slavery; Finance-Bp. of Durham 190

Ecclesiastical Preferments.....

199

NUMBER IV.

Relig. Com.-Memoir of Mr. Chas. Martyr,

R. N.-Mosaie Account of the Creation-

Primitive Christians -- Fam. Ser, on Rom.

xi, 22 - Providence of God - Our Lord's

being numbered among Transgressors 193—911

Miscel. - Quarterly Review on Charitable

Collections - Religion in Berlin-Church

Psalmody–Barbarities to Slaves-Country

Wakes-Kenn's Midnight Hymn......212–218

Reo. of-Works on the Lichfield Controversy

- Davison's Primitive Sacrifice Moles.

worth's Answer to Davison ..........210—298
Lit. Intel.-Great Britain-France-Poland

-Italy-United States-- Sandwich Islands

NewSouth Wales-India-Publications 240-_-943

Relig. Intel.-Scottish Missionary Society-

Chinese College at Malacca - Hibernian

Society-Kildare-Place Society-Society for

Christian Knowledge - Spanish American

States — North-American Indians-Baptist

Mission in India .........

.244252

Pub. Affi-France ; Greece; Missolonghia

Parliament; Catholics; Corn Laws; Colo-

pial Slavery; Alien Act; Burmese War 253, 254

Ecclesiastical Preferments..... ........ 256

NUMBER V.

Relig. Com.-Memoir of Mr. Chas. Martyr,

F. N. (concluded)-Fathers against Unita-

ri anism

The 2300 Days, Dan. viii -

Biblical Criticism on John xviii. 3 - Fam.

Ser. on Acts iü. 26

...257-270

Miscel. - Quarterly Review on Slavery

Roman Catholic Exhortation to Parents at

Baptism --Echo in Churches_Briefs—Epis.

copal Authority-Servants...... ....974980

Reo. of - Prior's Life of Burke Ellis's Tour

through Hawaii

...................281--291

Lit. Intel.-Great Britaio-France-Switzer.

land - Russia - Egypt- United States-

South America--Peru-Publications .. 309-311

Relig. Intel.- Education is Foreiga Countries

-- Naval and Military Bible Society - Ohio

Episcopal Seminary - Cherokee Indians

Society for Servants ................ 319-318

Pub. Aff.-Greece ; Missolonghi-Burmese;

Manufacturing Districts ; Coro Laws; Par.

liament; Slavery; Duty of Electors.. 319, 320

Ecclesiastical Preferments .............. 320

NUMBER VI.

Relig. Intel. - Evidence for the Gospels-

Biblical Criticism on 1 John i. 7-Parable of

Ten Virgins-Improper Application of Texts

Rubrical Injunctions - Fam. Ser. on

Prov. xviii. 10-Communion.........,321—337

Miscel.-Village Psalmody-Story of Ananias

and Sapphira-Applicants for Alms-Argu.

ment for Established Church-Commercial

Distresses-Poetry: Balaam blessing Israel

-The Star of Bethlehem ............339-346

Rev. of - Wolfe's Remains - Holdeo on the

Christian Sabbath ..................346-358

Lit. Intel.-Great Britain-France Germany

- Italy-Russia-Persia-India- Thibet

Java-Van Dieman's Land - United States

New Pablications ...................368-370

Relig. Intel.---Bible Society-Society for Pro.

pagation of Gospel Mission Sohools in
Madagascar-Scriptuses in Mexico - Peni.
lentiary...............

.......371-381

Pub. Aff.-United States; Congress-King's

Speech ; Burmese War; Manufactures and

Commerce; General Election ........382—384

NUMBER VII.

Relig. Com.- Memoir of David Zeisberger

Miracles of Primitive Church Fam, Ser.

.....

Page

on Matt. xx. 1 - Revelation and Reason-

Hall on Re-union of Christians........385_-404

Miscel.-Reports of the Bishops of Jamaica

aod Barbados - Scottish " Missionary Bi.

shop"-Obedience required by Church of

Rome--Apocryphal Memorauda......405-415

Rev. of-Sermons, by the Rev. J. S. Foyster

-Butler's Life of Erasmus ..........415-423

Lit. Intel.-Great Britain-France-Persia

India United States- Publications .. 435-437

Relig. Intel. - Osage Indians -- American

Bible Society - American Society for Tem-

perance-Education in Persia - Education

- London Society for Jews - Merchant

Seamen's Bible Society-Mackinaw Indians

--Choctaw Academy ................438—445

Ecclesiastical Preferments ................446

Pub. Aff:--Spain - Portugal-Greece — Tur-

key-United States - Election; Manufac.
tures ............

417, 448

Erratum ......

........ 448

NUMBER VIIT.

Relig. Com. - - Memoir of Zeisberger (coa.

cluded) -- Fam. Ser. on Job. xlii. 5, 6 -

Prophecy-Rabinical Illustration of Deut.

xxviii. 29–Holy Communion ........449-463

Miscel.-Oral Language and Language of

Signs--Hindoo Widows and Slaves- Echo

in Churches--Quarterly Review and “ Six

Months in thc West Indies "..........464-472

Rev. of - Moore's Memoirs of Sheridan -

Opinions of an Old Gentleman".... 478–49

Lit. Intel.-Great Britain-Germany-Italy

India - New South Wales - Africa-

United States--New Publications ....499-501

Relig. Intel, – Prayer-book and Homily So-

ciety-Bible Society- Paris Sunday school

Committee-Bishop's College,Calcutta 501-507

Pub. Af - France; Montlosier's Denuncia.

tion-Portugal: New Constitution-United

States; Deaths of Jefferson and Adams

Distresses; House of Commons' Report;

Remarks .......

...508-511

NUMBER IX.

Relig. Com. - Fenelon's Missionary Sermon

-Fam Ser. on Rom. x. 10— Biblical Criti.

cism on 1 John v. 10; Gal.iji. 15-20.513-563

Miscel.-Oral Language and Language of

Sigas (concluded) – Occasional Forms of

Prayer - Injudicious Methodist Hymn

Extempore Sermons Sunday News-

paper .........

.....525 -537

Rev. of -- Gurney's Essays on Christianity-

Soatnes's History of the Reformation-

Milman's Anne Boleyn ..............538—550

Lit. Intel.-Great Britain-France--Italy-

Germany-Denmark - United States--New

Publications

. 561, 562

Relig. Intel.-Language Institution-British

and Foreign Bible Society-Church Mis-
sionary Seminary-American Colonization
Society Society for Christian Koow.
ledge

...563—570

Pub. Aff. -- Portugal; Pastoral Address -

Russia ; Persian Iovasion--Austria; Slave

Trade - Corn Laws; Burmese ; Bishop

Heber; Slave Trade

................ 571, 572

Ecclesiastical Preferments................ 575

Erratum .......

.......... 576

NUMBER X.

Relig. Com. Fenelon's Missionary Sermon

(concluded).. Fam. Ser. on 1 Thess. ii. 13...

Prophetic Transactions .. Molino's Maxims

of Humility..Passover ...............577-589

Miscel.–Language of Signs auxiliary to the

Missionary .. Apocryphal Lessons..Stern-

hold's Psalms..Craniology ...........

..592-601

Page

Rev. of_Soames's History of tbe Reforma.

tion (concluded) Milman's Ange Bo.
leyu (concluded)..Voited States compared

with European Countries, by Bp.Hobart 602-617

Lit. Intel.-Great Britain.. France,. Poland

..lodia.. New Publications.......... 628, 629

Relig. Intel. - Naval and Military Bible

Society.. Bible Society.. London Hibernian

Society

.. 630, 631

Pub. Aff.- France; Ecclesiastical Feuds..

Netherlands; States General

Russia ;

Persian War.. Revenue ; Coro Laws 033, 634

Ecclesiastical Preferments

634

Obit. -- Rev. John Richards, A. M...........

635

NUMBER XT,

Relig. Intell.-Memoir of Lindley Murray,

Esq... Fam. Ser. on 2 Chron. xv. 15.. Bibli.

cal Criticism on Gal. i. 7.. Euphratean Vial,

Rev. xvi. 19-16.

Scriptural Illustra.

tions

....641-656

Miscel. Biddulph on Warburton .. Sunday

Payments..Crosses on Churches.. Fifth of

November ............ .......659–674

Reo. of - Trew's Appeal for Negro Slaves..

Works on the Geneva Controversy, &c. 677-693

Lit. Intel.-Great Britain .. United States..

Columbia.. Brazil..Otaheite.. India.. Bur.

mah..Ceylon..China..New South Wales..

List of New Publications ............709–718

Relig. Intel.

Church Tract Society

Russian Bible Society ... Bible in India..

Missionaries in Ava ...

712-714

Pub. Affi-Portugal.. Parliament'; Duke of

York; Joint-stock Companies............ 721

Ecclesiastical Preferments................ 722

Erratum

NUMBER XII.

Relig. Com.--Memoirs of Lindley Murray,

Esq. (concluded).. Fam. Ser. on Heb. i.

1, 2.. Passover.. Coverdale's Address 793-735

Miscel.-Mayhew's Grave .. Slaves. . Protes.

tant Missions..Sternhold's Psalms .. Deaf

Mutes.............

.........741-749

Rev. of-Works on the Geneva Controversy

(concluded)- Works on the present State of

the Waldenses ........

......756—764

Lit. Intel.-Great Britain.. France.. Nether.

lands.. Russia.. T'urkey.. India.. Burmah..

Java.. United States .. North Pole.. New

Publications

.......774-776

Relig. Intel. - Christianity in South Sea

Islands.. Pitcairn's Island.. Bibles in South

America .. Reformed Jews in America ..

United States National Societies Paris

Society for Christian Morals ........ 778–781

Ecclesiastical Preferments ................782

Pub. Aff: - Portugal; Invasion – France;

Chambers opened-Joint stock Companies;

Portuguese Armament; Bolivar on Sla.

very .......

.789

APPENDIX.

Title-page.....

i

Preface ..........................

ili
Contents ...........

vii

Relig. Intel, -Church Missionary Society..

London Society for promoting Christianity

among the Jews Society for promoting

Christian Knowledge.. Society for the Pro-

pagation of the Gospel.. British and Foreiga

Bible Society ..

Anti-slavery Society

American Colonization Society .. South-

African Missions African Institution ..

German Missionary Society Beneficial

Effects of the Scriptures in ladia .. Bible

Societies on the Continent.. Receipts of

Charitable Societies.....

..........787-834

Indenes

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........835-844

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