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were confined to comparatively few readers; but this contaminating topic has polluted every newspaper, and found its way to every hamlet in the kingdom.

Nor have the political ill effects been less visible than the moral. The seditious press, taking advantage of this disastrous subject, has exerted its utmost influence (with what success let facts speak) to revive and increase a spirit of disaffection to the constituted' authorities in church and state, and to bring into hatred and contempt all that had hitherto been deemed most sacred among us.

There is, however, one favourable result, which, we venture to hope, may eventually issue from these mournful occurrences : they will, we trust, rouse to new and combined rexertion those who may have hitherto looked with indif

ference upon the awful indications, both civil and religious, of the times in which we live.' Something, indeed, has been - already done, both by individuals and by benevolent instituitions, to stem the torrent of evil. We have witnessed, 'for -example, with much pleasure, the labours of the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, aided by persons of influence in various parts of the country, in preparing and distributing suitable antidotes to the infidel poison which has been circulated go extensively throughout the land. We have also seen the Jaudable and, so far as its ability extended, the successful efforts of the Society for the Suppression of Vice to restrain these evils; and, in conséquence of the eminent services which, with its slender means, that body has rendered to the community at large, we have observed with satisfaction a striking change in the general opinion respecting it. That muchabused Society has on the present occasion well vindicated it's elaim to public confidence.' It has stood in the gap, and stayed, in some measure, the pestilence of blasphemous and infidel publications. But we would hope that its efforts will now become far more extended and decisive; and that such of our nobility, prelacy, and other influential classes as may have hitherto looked with apathy upon the aspect of the times, will at length feel themselves called upon to unite in zealou's, active, and persevering exertions for the public welfare. -While every thing seems shaking around us ; while, in the course of a single year, we have witnessed no less than three Revolutions in the South of Europe; and while there are not wanting those who would be glad to effect a similar convulsione in our own land, let each ask himself, “ What am I doing to alleviate distress, to impárt knowledge, to conciliate affection, in my own immediate circle, that, as far as in me lies, I may be instrumental in stemming the anti-moral and anti-social torrent? Am I diligently promoting that pure and undefiled religion which is the best cement of states, as well as the only guarantee for the temporal or eternal happiness of individuals? Am I setting a religious example in my own person ? Am I exerting myself for the Christian discipline and instruction of my family; for the religious education of the poor ; for the extension of the Gospel ; for the salvation of all mankind ?” We would hope that many who have hitherto looked coldly on such exertions, or who have even opposed them, will at length feel the force of their obligations, and respond to the call which is imperatively made, by the present circumstances of the country, on the combined beneficence of every individual who is interested in its prosperity. The state of the Church, in particular, calls for serious consideration; and much is required to restore it to its due popularity and efficiency. It demands an active, humble, self-denying, and devotional clergy; men who may gain the hearts and the confidence of the people, and who will faithfully “ watch for souls as they that must give account ;” and it demands a very large augmentation of their numbers. It demands, in its ecclesiastical governors, no ordinary share of piety, discretion, and vigilance. It asks, especially, for kind and healing ineasures—measures which may counteract the popular ferment against the clergy and the church; measures, we do not scruple to say, the very reverse of those which some zealous partymen are desirous of carrying into effect. But we drop this subject for the present, as we shall shortly have occasion to allude to il again, in examining the new articles of religion imposed on candidates for holy orders, by the Bishop of Peterborough, which, as if we had not controversies enough on our hands, already promise to furnish a fruitful source of ecclesiastical warfare during the year that is before us.

We cannot conclude this address without expressing our gratitude to our friends, correspondents, and subscribers, for their favours and indulgence; and earnestly requesting their prayers to the Author of every good and perfect gift, that we may be enabled to conduct our labours in such a manner as shall best tend to his glory, to the welfare of his church, and to the temporal and eternal benefit of mankind.

VOL. XIX.

BEING FOR THE YEAR 1820.

9

Page

Page

NUMBER I.

MISCEL.-On Scottish Scenery and

RELIG. Cox.-Christian Motives.. 1 Manners (concluded)........ 89
On Matt. vi. 7. and Prov. xxv. 3. Missionary Language, .

97
Query on Secular Studies... 11 Evils of Pawn-broking...

98

Bishop of Chester on Communion REV. OF-Wix's Reflexions (con.

with God...

ib. cluded)

99

Objection made to the Books of English Reformation, &c. by the

Moses ...

15 Bishop of St.David's(concluded) ib.

Family Sermon on Luke xv. 24... 16 O'Donnoghne's Strictures, (con-

MISCEL:-On Scottish Scenery and

cluded)

ib.

Mappers (contivued) ........ 21 Wix's Letter (concluded).

ib.
On Prosecutions for Blasphemy 27 Plumptre's Original Dramas, &c. 121
Rev. of—Todd on the Declaration LIT. INTEL.–Great Britain-New
of the Reformers

32 Works; Cambridge ......... 132

Laurence's Authentic Documents ib. Haileybury; Coal Mines ...... 133

Wis's Reflexions.....

48 Russia; Austria; Egypt........ ib.

Bishop of St.David's Papal Schism ib. RELIG. INTEL-Christianity in the
O'DonDoghae's Strictures on Wix ib. South Seas; King Pomare.. 134

Wix to the Bishop of St. David's ib. Moravian Missions; Witte Revier 135

LA. INTEL-Greai Britain-New Education in France.... 136

Works; Oxford

58 Scriptures among Catholics..

.... 137

Cambridge; Briefs; Lunar Atmos- Circular to the Irish Catholic
pbere; Cheltenham Mendicity

Prelates

138

Society

59 Society for the Suppression of

Paris Prizes ; Vienna; Sounds.. 60 Vice

139

Dost; Hindoo Religion; India; Society for poor pious Clergy. 140

New South Wales

61 PUB. AFF.-France-Spain

.. 141

RELIG. ISTEL-Society for promot- Death of George III.

• ib.
ing Christian Knowledge; Ad- Conspiracy.....

144

dress to the Public....... 62

Ordination for the Colonies.... 63

NUMBER III.

Society for the Propagation of the

Relig. Com.-Ou Family Prayer 145

Gospel ...

64 Family Sermon on Job V. 26.... 151

Connecticut Deaf and Dumb As- Mutilatiou of the Doxology.

sylum; Report ......

ib. Extra Services

British and Foreign School Socie- Interpretation of Prophecy.

... 159

ty; Report.......

66 Miscel.-Discoveries in Italy.... 162

PER. AFF -France-Spain-Ger- Thanksgiving for King's Recovery 163

many .....

68 Injudicious Advertisements .... 166

United States, President's Mes. Ought Christians to prosecute 168

sage

69 On admitting Quakers to Offices. ib.

Dake of Kent; Parliament, New Paraphrase of Nahum ........ 169

Laws ....

70 Rev. OF--Todd on the Reformers

Axs.-Curates' Appeal, &c........ 71 (continued)

170

Laurence's Authentic Documents

NUMBER II.

(continued)

ib.

RELIG. Com.-Reasons for Attach-

Instructions for the Sick Poor.. 197

bent to the Church... 73 LIT. INTEL-Great Britaiy-New

On Gal. iii. 20...

77 Works; Population....... 198

On Job. xxiii. 9

78 Dry Rot; Cambridge; Princess

On 2 Tim. iv.8...

79 Charlotte; Pauper Children;

Extra Services....

ib.

Russian Army

199

Family Sermon on Psalm li. 10 .. 81 RELIG. INTEL.-Society for the Pro-

Marshall's Sermon before the

pagation of the Gospel....... 200

Commons ..

Education in India ; Goveruor.

Paganism not innocent........ ib. general's Address.....

ib.

On Oaths and Declarations.... 88 Religious Tracts for Ireland. 202

On the Act against Swearing ... ib. Ethiopic Psalter ......

203

....157

...... ib.

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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 Education...

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. 364

Conspiracy....

ib. Cato Street Conspiracy.

ib.

Obit.-Mr Wallace.............. 214 Spies

355

Colonel Trotter....

............... 215

Parliamentary Proceedings 356)

ECCLESIASTIÇAL PREFERMENTS, 216 Mr. Jones

357

OBIT.-Arthur Young, Esq. 358

NUMBER IV.

RELIG, COM. Religion in South

NUMBER . VI.

Carolina

..... 217

RELIG. Com-Recollections of

F.L. ou a “ Lay Member's Letter' 219 i 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. 1. 373

Family Sermon on Heb. ii. 3.. 225 Miscel.-Abp.Wake's Plan forVuion 376

On Gal. iii. 20.

.... 230 Henley District Committee .... 384

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 ........ 24L familiers...

399

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

Papal Documents

ib. Works; Oxford; Cambridge;

Ou pleading Guilty-

ib. Cape of Good Hope; Society

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

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

tinued)

256 India

417

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

(continued)

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- I

Vaccination; Railways; Eclipse; , sion College

.426

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

Mount Etna; India; Pitcairn's

Report .................... 427

Islapd.

276

........ 428

RELIG, INTEL.-Church Tract So.

Society for Feinale. 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 284 ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.... 132

China; Dr. Morrison

ib.

Burning Widows in India

ib.

NUMBER VII.,

PUB. AFF.-France-Spain 285 Relig. COM-Wisdom vecossary in

State Trials

286 Ministers...

433

Parliament...

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

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS 288 Intelligibility of Scripture

South on Good Works....

NUMBER V.

Service for the 30th of January.. 446

RELIG. Com.-Memoir of Dean Calvinistic and Armiviau Prayers 447.

Milner

289 MISCEL.George III.

450

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

...... 454

Act against Swearing ....

... 305 Rev. oF-J. L. Burckhardt's Travels 456

MISCEL. Wilson on Common Sense

Cellerier's Sermons et Prières .. 468

(concluded)

307 Discours familiers.....

ib.

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

Sunday Newspapers

ib. Works ; Magnetical Experi.

Rev. OF-Todd' on the Reformers

ments.....

478

(concluded)....

........ 314

Dreaming

479

Laurence's Authentic Documents Scotland

ib,

(concluded)

France, Russia

ib.

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