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Hibernian Bible Society 203 Simeon's Horæ Homileticæ .... 337

Hibernian Society

204 LIT, INTEL.-Great Britain-New

London Society for Jews .....:

206 Works; University ; Gambling 347

Bible Society....

207

Alkalies; Mountains; Italy; Egypt;

Negro Educatiou..

208 New South Wales....

.......... 348

PUB. AFF.-Spain

209 RELIG. INTEL.–Church Missionary

France-America..

211 Society

350

Elections..

ib. Naval and Military Bible Society 353

The Queen......

212 PUB. AFF.-France-Spain...... 354

Conspiracy......

ib. Cato Street Conspiracy.

ib.

OBIT,—Mr Wallace,

Spies

355

Colonel Trotter...

................ 215 Parliamentary Proceedings 356)

ECCLESIASTIÇAL PREFERMENTS. 216 Mr. Jones

357

OBIT, --Arthur Young, Esq. 358

NUMBER IV.

Ræliç. COM--Religion in South

NUMBER VI.

Carolina

RELIG. COM. Recollections of

F.L. ou a “Lay Member's Letter" 219 '; Dean Milner...

361

P. on a "Lay Member's Letter' 221 On Justification by Faith...... 369

Thę. Church in Danger...... 224 Family Sermon on Psalm xxxiii. l. 373

Family Sermon on Heb. ii. 3.

225 Miscel.-Abp. Wake's Plan for Union 376

On Cal. iii. 20.

230 Henley District Committee .

Meetings of Societies..

231 Service for 30th of January

Interpretation of the Psalms... 233 Rev. 05-Hoare's Thoughts.. ... 388

MISCEL. Wilson on Common Sense 235 Lysias to the Prince Regent.... 394

Eucharist in Scotland....

........ 240

Cellerier's Sermons, and Discours

On reading the Service ........ 241 familiers...

Church Service for January 30.• 242 LIT. INTEL -Great Britain-New

Papal Docaments

ib. Works; Oxford; Cambridge;

Ou pleading Guilty.

ib. Cape of Good Hope; Society

Rev. 05-Latrobe's Journal. 243 for Churches; Humane Society-416

Todd on the Reformers (con- :') France; United States; Egypt; }

tinued)

256 India

417

Laurence's Authentic Documents RELIG.INTEL.-British and Foreign

(continued)

ib. ^ Bible Society; Anniversary.. 419

Harford's Thomas Paine...... 266 Christian Knowledge Society.... 423

LIT. INTEL.-Great Britain --New Society for Prison Discipline.. 424

Works.....

274

Church Missionary Society; Mis-

Vaccination; Railways; Eclipse;

sion College

426

London ; France; Russia 275 Prayer-book and Homily, Society;

Mount Etna; India ; Pitcairn's

Report

427

Island

276 China

428

Relig, INTEL.-Church Tract So.

Society for Female Servants... ib.

ciety

277

Society for the Propagation of the ?

Church Missionary Society..... 290

Gospel ;. Slaves

ib.

United States Colonization So- PUB. AFF.-France

429

ciety .....

283 Arrival of the Queen; Parliament ib.

Netherlands Missionary Society 28-4 ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.... 132

China; Dr. Morrison

ib,

Burning Widows in India

NUMBER VII.,

Pub. AFF.-France-Spain 285 Relig. COM-Wisdom necessary in

State Trials

286 Ministers..

433

Parliament......

........... 287.

Family Sermon ou 1 Sam. xv, 22., 438

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS 288

Intelligibility of Scripture. 443.

South on Good Work's..

NUMBER V.

Service for tbe 30th of January.. 446

RELIG. COM.-Memoir of Dean Calvinistic and Arminiau Prayers 447

Milner

289 Miscel.-George III. ............ 450

FamilySermon on 2 Kings viii. 13. 300 Slavery in Missouri...

454

Act against Swearing .

305 Rev.0F-J. L. Burckhardt's Travels 456

MISCEL. Wilson on Common Seuse

Cellerier's Sermons et Prières .. 468

(concluded)

307 Discours familiers..

ib.

On Criminal Prosecutions. ..... 311 LIT. INTEL.-Great Britaip New

Sunday Newspapers

ib. Works ; Magnetical Experi..

REV, OF-Todd' on the Reformers

ments

478

(concluded)

314 Dreaming

479

Laurence's Authentic Documents Scotland

jb.

(concluded)

France ; Russia

ib.

.....*ib.

• 639

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China i...

480 Pub. Arp.-France-Portugal and

RELI. INTEL.--British and Foreign

Spain

636

Bible Society.....

•• 481

Naples-Sicily

637

Christian knowledge Society.... 486 The Queen

ib.

Society for Conversion of Jews.. 487 State Trials

638

Consistorial Court at Calcutta.. 489 OBIT.-Mrs. Anne Cooke

PUB. AFF.-Spain-Naples :.... 491

Turkey

492

NUMBER X.

The Queen

ib. Relig. Com.-On Difference of O.

Bill for Education.............. 495 pinion in the Church

641

ECCLES LASTICAL PREFERMENTS ..., 496 Family Sermon on Hab. ii. 14. 646

Ou Hebrews ix. 15-17... 651

NUMBER VIII.

Socinian Review of Dr. Maltby.. 653

: RELIG, Coxi.--Scriptural Preaching 197 Duty of Prayer for our Country.. 654

On Hebrews ix.15-17....

499 Prayer for the Parliament. 655

Martyn on a Futare State

504 Baptism a Part of Regeneration.. 656

Family Sermon ov Ezek. xxxiii. 11 506 Miscel. --Moravian Missionaries 658

Study of Prophecy

510 Ancient Jewish Writings.....

Discipline necessary in a Church 511 Darkness at the Crucifixion 664

Heory VII.th's Last Will........ 513 Petition of Florentine Boy ib.
Prayer for the Parliament .....• 515 Rev. oF-Dean Kenney on Pretend-

MISCEL.Church and Fire Briefs.. ib. ed Reformers (concluded) .... 666

Charitable Balls

518 LIT. INTEL.-Great Britain-- New

Abbé Gregoire on Nurses

519 Works; Chain Bridge.

693

REY. OF.-H. M. Williams's Letters 521 Reaping Corn

ib.

Scott's Sermon for Prayer-book Pompeii-United States.... 694

and Homily Society....... 539

Malay Education

ib.

Cellerier's Sermons et Prières..
.... 546 Hinda Caves ..

695
Discours familiers...

ib. Relig. INTEL.—Bible Society Re-
LIT. INTEL-Great Britain-New

port (concluded).

696

Works; Prisouers' Asylum.... 554 Christian Knowledge Society

700

Bank Notes....

555 Church Missionary Society.. 701

France - Germany - Austria

Society of Friends...

703

Russia

ib. Uoited States Colonization Society 704

America-Jaya....

556 British and Foreign School So-

REL. IXTEL.-National Society.... 5571 ciety

707

Society for the Propagation of the Pub. AFF.-France-Portugal 708

Gospel....

558 Naples.....

709

Christianity in the South Seas.... 559 The Queen..

ib.

Charch Missionary Society; Iudia 561 Blasphemous Publications

712

Pub. AFF.-France-Spain. 564

Naples.....

566

NUMBER XI.

The Queen ....

ib. RELIG. COM.-Memoir of Bishop

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS 568 Wilson (continued)

713

Frigidness of Scholastic Divinity 720

NUMBER IX.

Family Sermon on 1 Cor. xiii, 13. 724

RELIG. COM.-Memoir of Bishop

On Matthew iii. 11 ............ 728

Wilson

569 Duty of Prayer for the Country.. 729

The Great Eclipse...

677

Miscel.–Saturday and his Brothers 731

Family Sernion on Isa. xxviii. 17, Death of Sir Walter Raleigh.... 736

18

581 Rev. Southey's Life of Wesley 738

On Commentaries...

............. 586 Simeon's Horæ Homileticæ
MISCEL.-Jephthali's Daughter, a LIT. INTEL.—Great Britain--New
Hebrew Ecloglie

587 Works; New Acts; Ships of

H. More on George III.

Discovery

772

Ventilation of Churches ........ 593

Spain; Jesuits ; Cleopatra's Nee-

Rev. OF-Bradley's Sermons ...... 596 dle

773

Dean Kenney on Pretended Re.

India-School-book Society; Bom-
formers ........
....... 609

ib.
LIT. INTEL.-Great Britain-New

bay Literary Society

Rel. INTEL.–Church Missionary So-

Works; Funeral Cloth; Sound 626

ciety

774

Bibliomania; Cambridge.

627 Hibernian Society

776

France-Holland-Prussia ib.

779

Greece-New South Shetland.... 628

PUB. AFF.—Troppan-France

REL. INTEL.–Bible Society Report 629

Poland-Spain--Naples and Sicily 780

The Queen ...

781

Persian Christians

635

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.... 784

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NUMBER XII.

bles, &c. dispersed ; Waldenses ;

RELIG. COM.—Memoir of Bishop

Exertions to counteract Infi.
Wilson (concluded)..... 785 delity; Parochial Libraries ;

Family Sermon on Ex. xxxii. 26 792 Receipts; Missions ; Scilly Is-

On Hebrews ix. 15-17

796 landers

872

On religions Enthusiasm and irre. London Society for the Conver.
ligious Practice...

sion of the Jews-Extracts from

Miscel.--. Discipline of Public

Correspondence ; Anniversary

Schools

805

Sermon

876

Tenets of Hindu Religions Sects.. 807 Prayer.book and Homily Society
REV. OR-Cromwell's Memoirs of

-Translations of Homilies, &c.;

Cromwell

......... 811

Issue of Prayer-books, Psalters,

LIT. INTEL.-Great Britain-New

and Homilies; Communications

Works

840 from Friends

... 884

Royal Society of Literature-Iron Church Missionary Society-As

Coffins-Church Key

841 sociations ; Legacies ; Mission-

Scotland; Secession Church 842 aries and Students; Missions in
Suicides - Cadets

ib.

Africa, the Mediterranean, Cal-

REL. INTEL.-Gaelic Schools.

843

cutta and North India, Madras

The Saadhs.....

845

and South India, Travancore,

African Superstition...

846

Ceylon, Australasia, and the

Basle Missionary Institution 847

West-Indies —North-Anierican

King's College, Windsor...... 848 Indians

886
PUB. AFF.— Troppan, &c.-Naples Wesleyan Missions

900

:-Portugal

: London Missionary Society-Mr.

United States-Hayti

.......... 851 Campbell's Journey ; India;

The Queen: .......

.... 853

Anglo-Chinese College ...... 904

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.... 854 Baptist Missionary Society-Ex.

hausted State of its Funds 907

APPENDIX.

Hardwar Fair

ib.

RELIG. COM.—Remarks upon the Spitalfields Benevolent Society.. 908

Review of Todd on Justifica- ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS. 910

tion, &c. contained in our Num.

ERRATUM

ib.

bers for January and March - 857 INDEX to Essays, &c.

911

MISCEL.-List of Members of the

Reviews

.... 916

New Parliament

· Principal Names

...... 917

REL. INTEL.-Society for promoting

Texts

........ 919

Christian Knowledge--Diocesan

Sigoatures ........... ib.

and District Committees; Bi.

...

.........

....... 850

859

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For the Christian Observer. magnitude of his defects, while

the deliberate sinner tranquillizes CHRISTIAN MOTIVES,

his conscience with the reflection, books of practical divinity, that as such a degree of elevation justly reminded, that Christianity very little importance to attempt is a religion of motives; and the first stages of approximation, scarcely a sermon is preached, or the chief ditficulty appears to be, an essay written on the subject of not so much in laying down geneself-examination, without urgentral rules, as in providing for anoexhortations to make our motives malies and peculiarities; and conthe primary objects of scrutiny. triving that these shall be such as But, in endeavouring to reduce to include all those cases which those injunctions to practice, a

are intended to be excepted, withvariety of questions often arise, out covering others of a doubtful which cannot be provided for in description. To do this completea few cursory instructions. It re- ly must be impossible, as long as quires a deep acquaintance with the beart of one man is contrite

and the human heart, and a considerable that of another callous; one renderfacility in reducing a multiplicity ed honest and simple by the salutary of details to a few plain and operation of the Holy Spirit, the pointed principles, to euable an

oiher in its natural state of careinstructor, especially from the pul- lessness and insensibility. Yet 10 pil, to give to exhortations of this attempt the task is, doubtless, the kind sheir full effect. The meshes business of every Christian inof the moral net are often at structor, in order ihat he may not once too large and too small: the wound where he should leal, or lubricity of many who ouglit to heal where he should wound. be arrested, enables them to escape: Broad undefined assertions on the while some who were not intended subject of motives seldom benetit to be included, are intangled on either party : it is by pointing out account of their dread of danger. the real shades and distinctions Many a penitent has been unne- of character, that the formalist finds cessarily distressed by a discourse himself convicted, and the penitent which, forcible as it was, failed is released. Generalities are easily to burst ihe web of sophistry which avoided by those who wisho io a hardened transgressor had wound palliate or conceal their guilt; around his heart.

while they are often equally liable The doctrine of motives seems

to “make the heart of the righteous particularly liable to this double sad, whom God hath not made failure. To lower the standard, sad*." would neither be scriptural por • A somewhat similar remark may allowable ; yet, if a just standard be applied to vague and indefinite debe erected, the humble Christian scriptions of the

sinfulness of the human is apt to feel dejected from the heart. A decently moral auditor is

CHRIST, OBSERV. No. 217. B

(JAN. In every consideration of mo- not necessary, in the present retives, with a view to self-examina- marks, to enter into the origin and tion, it is necessary to inquire what progress of this great principle. ought to be (and io a considerable Doubtless, many advanced Chrisextent must be) the leading prin- tians bave so long “grown in grace, ciple, the master passion, if we and in the knowledge of their may so speak, of a renovated mind. Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ," We may reply in the words of the that the principle has become, as Apostle, " Whether ye eat or it were, a new instinct; a second drink, or whatever ye do, do all to nature often operating independthe glory of God." As the great ently of personal considerations, object proposed to himself by the and exerting itself without any Creator, in all his works, has ever immediate reference to benefits been the development of his own hoped for or conferred. Such, at glory, so the Christian should be in- least, is usually considered to be cited by a similar priuciple. This the nature of the love of angels anxiety for the glory of God, of to God; though, even in the case course, includes love to him. We of those heavenly beings themmay, therefore, justly say that as selves, a remembrance of mercies sell-love is the ruling principle of received is, probably, one great inthe natural mind, love to God gredient in this celestial compound. ought to be, and will be, that of the It is certainly so in the case of renewed. This primary incentive “the spirits of the just made peris applicable to every circum- fect;" for, in attributing praise to stance of life, and may be ramified the glorified Redeemer, they were into all the details of our moral, heard in the Apocalypse to exsocial, and religious, condition. It is claim, “ Thou art worthy; for more likely to be misled, thau convinced of the case, as to avoid rendering the by such statements. Contrasting him-. whole instruction ineffectual on the self with the hideous picture, withont alledged ground of its palpable inappossessing that Christian sensibility plicability. To describe the human which would lead him to discover the character as radically bad as it is, and original features of resemblance-fea- as it is represented in Scripture, and yet tures whicb, but for the restraining to preserve, even in the eyes of the grace of God, might have displayed culprit himself, an undeniable verisithemselves in the direst lineaments of militude, is a point which cannot be atthe full-sized image-he takes credit tained without much observation of the for all that he conceives himself to want secret windings of the heart, with a of the alledged standard of deformity, constant habit of self-scrutiny, and an instead of feeling a based at the actual attentive study of the sacred volume. turpitude of his acknowledged trans- Dr. Chalmers's sermons furnish many gressions. It is easy to conceive the admirable specimens of this useful recoil in a mind not open to religious talent. No man can speak more detruth, and not aware of the deeply cisively and strongly of the patural rooted evil of our fallen nature, at hear- character of the human heart, and of ing an anditory at large addressed, for the extent of our sin both original and example as the writer of this remem- actual; yet, with such a just discriminabers once to have done,) in the language tion of character, such a judicious disof St. Peter to Simon Magus. It is entanglement of motives, such a perperfectly true that the germ of every spicacious knowledge of the particular sin is in every lieart; but, where the points to be pressed, and such honest preventing grace of God, acting through skill and boldness in pressing them, the medium of a good education, moral that it is impossible for the most moral instruction, natural modesty of cha- man, with any shew of justice, to plead racter, and similar circnmstances, has guiltless to his charges, or to exempt not suffered the bad to expand and himself from the censure on the ground ripen into full-blown atrocities; such a of its being a mere exaggerated deregard should be paid to the actual facts clamation.

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