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A Complete List of Bookson Theology and Morals, for July, 1807.
A Portaiture of Methodim; being an for the Education of the Poor. By impartial View of the Rise, Progress, James Parkinson, Hoxton, is. Discipline and Manners of the Wesleyan Moses conducting the Children of Methodists. In a se ies of Letters ad- Israel to the Promised Land: A Prize dressed to a Lady. By Joseph Nightin- Pocm. Recited at the Theatre, Oxford. gale. 8vo. Ios. 6d.
June 10, 1807. Is. Jesus the Son of Joseph : A Sermon, A Thanksgiving Sermon, preached in delivered by A. Bennett, before the An- the Chapel of the British Factory in St. nual Assemily of the General Baptists, Petersburgh, on occasiun of the Victory at Worship Street, May 19, 1807. IS. of Trafa gar. By L. K. Pitt, A. M.
The Use of Reason in Religion. A The Fashionable World Reformed : Letter addressed to the General Bap- being - Reficctions on Theatrical Repretist Churches, by their Annual Assem- sentations. By Philokosmos. 8vo. 2s.6d. biy of May 19, 1807. Written by Sewed. Richard Wright, 6d.
Voyages and Travels of a Bible. By An Examination of the Passages con- J. Campbell, 28. half-bound. tained in the Go pels, and other Books Four Sermons, preached at the Gencof the New Testament, respecting the ral Meeting of the Missionary Society, Person of Jesus: with Observations in May, 1807. By the Rev. Messrs. arising from them. By J. Smith, Gent. Newton, jack, Griffin and Dr. Draper,
to which is added, the Report of the DiA Sermon containing a Sketch of the rectors, &c. &c. 28. 6d. chas cter of the late Rev. George Wal- Glorious Hope to a Lost Worid, ker, F.R.S. and Pres. Lit. Phil. Soc. 64. Mancbester. With Pracucal Reflections. Letters to a Person, baptized op ProPreached 3d May, 1807. Before the fession of Faith, 6d. Society of Protestant Dissenters assemb- Advice to Youth : containing a comling on the High Pavenient, Nottingham. pendium of the Duties of Human Life By James Taylor.
in youth and manhood. By H. Blair, An Historical Apology for the Irish is. od. Catholics. By Wulian Parnell, Esq. A Sermon, preached in the Chapel of 8vo. 56.
the Migdaien Hospital, April 23, 1807. A Letter, stating the Connexion which By F. L. O'Beirne, D.D. Lord Bp. of the Presbytelians, Dissenters and Catho- Mcath, is. 6d. lics had with the recent Event, which Oo singularity and Excess in Theolohas agitated and still agitates the British gical Speculation: a Șerinon, preached Empire; with Lord Grenville's Letter betore the University of Oxford, at St. to Dr. Gaskiu.
Mary's, April 19, 1807. By K. Law. The System of Colonial Law com- rence, L.L.D. is. 6d. pared with the Eternal Laws of God, Essay on Moral and Religious Suband with the indispensabie Principles of jects, calculated to increase the Love of the British Constitution. By Grenville God, and the Growth of Virtue in the Sharp, 6d.
youthful mind. By Mrs. Felham, 35. 6d. The Romish Church : or an Historie bound. cal and Critical View of some of the Nioral Maxims, from the Wisdom of leading doctrines of the Church of kome. Jesus the Son of Sirach. Selected by a In a Se ies of Discourses, preached at Lady, 34. 6d. bound. Bi-hopwearmouth, in the year 1806 ; A sermon, preached at St. Mary being a compilation from Secker and Magdalen', Church, Taunton, at the others, interwov.p with the sentiments Visitation of the archdeacon ot Taunton. and Remarks of the Preacher. By May 19, 1807. By the Rev. 2. Com. George Stephenson, M. A. 8vo. 8s. ber, A. B, is
A Letter from an Irish Dignitary, to A Letter to the Hon. and Right Rev. an English Clergyman on the subject of the Lord Bishop of Vurnam, on the Tythes, in Iretand, Is.
Principle and Detail of the Mea urcs Remarks on Mr. Whitbrcad's Plan now under consideration for the Relief
and Regulation of the Poor. . By Tho- Reflections on the Connexion of the mas Bernard Esq. 25. 2nd ed. ! Briti h Government with the Protestant
Menoirs of the Life and Writings of 'Religion, 8vo. 6d. the Hon. Henry Home, of Kaimes. By Sermons on Important Subjects. 'By the Hon. Lord Woodhouselee. 2 vols. Matthew Galt, A. M. 8vo. 75. 4to. Portrait, 31. 38. R. P. 51. 55. Sermons on the Chief Doctrines and
The Works, Literary. Moral, Philo. Duties of the Christian Religion, in their sophic"I and Medical of Thomas Perci- natural order. By William Da glish, D.D. val, Ma D. ER:S. To which are pre Minister of Peçler. 4 vols. 8vo. Il. 8s. fixed Mimoirs of his Life and Writings An Inquiry into the Constitution and and a selection from lis Literary Cor- Economy of Man, Natural, Moral and respondence. 4 volse 8vo. Il. 165.. Religious. By R. C. Sims 45. Thoughts on the Effects of the Bri.
I wo Sermon , preached in the Parish tish Government, on the State of India: Churches of St. Phillip and St. Martin, with hints concerning the means of con- Birmingham, on Sunday, April 26, 1807. veying civit and rigiou: instruction to By J. Eyton, A. M. 28. the Natives. By William Tennant, Genuine Methodism acquitted, and L.L.D. 8vo. 75.
Spurious Methodism condemned; by the Remarks on the Dargers which thréat- Author of the Remarks in Six Letters, en the testablished Religion, and the addres-ed to Mr J. Cooke. Is. means of averting them, in a Letter The Duties of a Marriage State; or, to the Right Hon. Spencer Percival, Pastoral Address; designed also as a M. P. Chancellor of the Exchequeri general Illu tration of the Form of SoBy Edward Pearson, B. D. Rector of lemnization of Matrimony. By Bazil Rempstone, Notts. 35.
Wood. od The Conduct of the British Govern- A Sermon preached at the Temple, ment towards the Catholic of Ireland Is. and ar Berkeley Chapel, upon the Con
The Miscellaneous Works of John duct to be observed by the E-tablished Dun an, D.D. in verse and prose, 3 vols. Church, towards Catholics, and other 8vo. Il is.
Dissenters. By the Rev. Sydney Smith, A Letter to Lo d Grenville, upon the A. M. IS. repeated publication of hi Letter to Dr. Gaskin, By- H: B. Wilson, M. A. 15
CORRESPONDENCE. We are happy to announce that we have received a Letter for the Monthly Repository, from the Author of the Remarks on Stone's Sermon, written on the cover of a copy of that Sermon, in vindication of the Remarks from the Strictures of J. M, whih hall appear in our next. Our wish is to provoke discussion, believing that di cus ion is a ways favourable to truth; and we rejoice in an opportunity of hewin that our profession of impartiality is not an empty boast, but the fundamental rule by v hich our work is conducted.
*. Lewes i informed that a paeket is left for him at the Printer's. His dis-atisfaction with our jud ment on one of his conimunications, and our delay in publi bing the others, we lament; but we have neither time nor room to discuss the grounds of it. We beg leave to decline all correspondence which is not left entirely to our deci ion, both as to in ertion, and to the time of insertion
T.C. :'s further I.etter on Baptism was received, but was put by as containing pothing new and important on the subject of the controversy.
We are obliged to renund several of our correspondents, some entirely unknown to us, that we are not able to invite communications, except on the terms of their being post pait.
We much regret the necessity we are under of omitting several interesting artices of Intelli ence, which shall come m, without fail, in the next sumber, together with some articles that have lain by us a long time,
(Addressed to the Young Persons who had attended his Lec
tures at the Gravel-Pit Meeting, Hackney, in answer to a Letter from them on occasion of his leaving England*.)
MY YOUNG FRIENDS, HE satisfaction I have received from your affectionate
address is only equalled by that which I have constantly enjoyed in my attendance upon you in our lectureroom, and this arose from my perceiving the real improvement you made there, and the freedom of our conversa“ tions on subjects of such importance as were continually before us. They are such as are indeed most interesting to men, as rational and iminortal beings. The proper object of them was religious knowledge, but I am most happy to find you fully sensible, that the end of all knowledge is practice, and the end of all religious knowledge, religious and virtuous practice, and that the benefit you have received yourselves you are desirous of extending to others.
To the satisfaction I have received from your improvement in knowledge, I therefore trust will be added the much greater satisfaction, that will occur to me from hearing of your good and exemplary conduct in life, which will secure our happy meeting in a state for which all instruction and all the discipline of this life are intended to form us.
Wherever I go, and whatever befals me, such accounts as these will give me a pleasure of which nothing can deprive me.
• The address to which this letter is a reply was published by Dr. Priestley in the Appendix to his farewell Sermon entitled - The Use of Christianity in difficule Times," as “The Address of the Young Men and the Young Women who attend che Lectures on the subject of Natural and Revealed Religion." VOL. 11.
Not doubting you will receive as much impn'vement and satisfaction from the lectures of my successor as you have done from mine, provided you give equal attention to them,
ain, my young Friends,
Your late affectionate Pastor,
CARALLEL PASSAGES OF MR. WELLBELOVED'S AND BISHOP
TAYLOR's. To the Editor of the Monthly Repository. Sir, When I first perused Mr. Wellbeloved's excellent “ Devotional Exercises,' a book which I should wish to see in the hands of every young person, I was particularly struck with the following important observation, which, if duly impressed upon youthful minds, would surely engage them to turn with horror from the commission of a crime, which, in the present state of society is, alas, too often considered as a venial offence.
“Some crimes cannot be committed by an individual alone : many vices must have sharers in the guilt they produce; and can repentance remove the criminality of having been instrumental to the destruction of others ? Can any tears on our part wash away the stains we have impressed upon the character of those whom our vices have rnined? Repentance cannot extend beyond the individual : it may bring mo to a right way of thinking, and recover me to a conscientious ad. herence to virtue: but can repentance give perfect ease to a mind which is conscious of having diverted others from the path of virtue into that of sin; and enticed them into that evil conduct, in the midst of which, perhaps, they have been arrested by death, or in which they continue to proceed without any apparent hope of refor. mation ? If our influence have been very extensive, our sorrow will be proportionably more severe when we come to reflection; and may perhap; accompany us into the other world, and interrupt our en. joyment there.
If we retain the remembrance of what we have been and done here, we must be grieved, even in the presence of God, that through our means some are excluded from those happy regions, and lamenting their connexion with us in scenes of darkness and despair!” p. 56.
This very important reflection is, I know, an original thought of the amiable author; but he will not, I am persuaded, be displeased to see that the same thought' had occurred to the venerable Bishop Taylor. And your readers will, no doubt, be much struck with the following extract from his 'Sermon on the Last Judgment ; expressed in language too strong, perhaps, to be ventured upon by a writer of the present day.
“But there is a worse sight yet than this, which in that great assembly shall distract our sight and amaze our spirits.
There men shall meet the partners of their sins, and them that drank the round, while they crowned their heads with folly and forgetfulness, and their cups with wine and noises. There shall ye see that poor perishing soul whom thou didst tempt to adultery and wantonness, to drunkenness and perjury, by power or craft, by witty discourses or deep dissembling, by evil example or pernicious counse!; and when all this is reckoned up, and from the variety of particulars drawn out into a formidable sum, possibly we may find enough to scare our confidence. Fór however we may now make light account concerning it, assuredly it will be a fearful circumstance, to see one or ten ortwenty souls despairing, miserable, fearfully cursing thee as the canse of their unspeakable sorrows. Thý lust hetrayed and rifled her weak unguarded innocence; thy example made thy servant confident to lie or to be perjured ; thy society brought a third into intemperance, and the disguises of a beast; and when thou soest that soul with whom thou didst sin, dragged to its deserved punishment, well mayist thou fear to drink the dregs of thy intolerable potion. For since very many sins are sins of society and confederation, such as fornication, drunkenness, bribery, and many others, it is a hard and weighty consideration, what shall become of any of us who have tempted our brother or sister to sin and death. And thongh God hath spared our life, yet they perhaps are dead, and their debt-books are scaled up till the day of account. Thus the mischief of our sin is gone before us, and is like a murder, but more execrable; the soul is dead in trespasses and sins; and thou shalt see, at doom's day, what damned ancharitableness thou hast done. That soul, that cries to those rocks to cover her, if it had not been for thy perpetual temptations, might have followed the Lamb in robes of white; and that poor man who is clothed with shame, might have shined in glory, bnt that thou didst force him to be a partner of thy baseness. Of all the considerations that concern this part of the horrors of the last day, nothing can be more formidable than this to those whom it doth concern. And truly it doth concern so many, that most mercifully hath our Lord interwoven in the fearful circumstances of his second coming this one comfort relating to this, which, to my sense, is the most fearful and killing circumstance, “Two shall be grinding together, the one shall be taken, the other left; two shall be in a bed, the one shall be taken, the other left;' that is, those who are confederates in the same actions may yet have a different soutenee. carly and active repentance may wash off the black account; and though it ought to make us doubly diligent, careful and penitent, hugely penitent as long as we live, and if it do so, when we shall