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CHRISTIAN REFLECTIONS ON MAHOMETANISM.

notice might be the means of calling forth some tism, and the establishment of constitutional governeffort worthy of the Manchester Christians.

ments in its stead; the ready expression and powerLondon,

BENEVOLUS. ful efficacy of public opinion, sobered down, as it is, Lost children registered at the police-office, Man- to the desire of substantial, rather than theoretic, chester,

liberty, and of its expansion throughout the world, From August 1831, to July 31, 1832 1954 and awed by the remembrance of all the exhibited 1832,

1833 2140 horrors of anarchy and atheism; the manifold phi1833,

1834 2117 lanthropic and religious associations, so diversified in 1834, 1835 . 2439 their objects, and active in their operation, for alle

viating the miseries, enlightening the ignorance, and Total 8650 ameliorating the moral condition of our species ;

and though last, not least, of all, the unexampled

and astonishing dissemination of the scriptures, and ON MAHOMETANISM.

the avidity with which they are sought after in many

a land; all these unite in giving the same promise No. V.

to mortal hope, which the words of scripture impart to religious faith, that the “appointed time,” what

ever convulsions may yet intervene, is approximating, Having, in four preceding essays, given, as the re- when despotism and superstition shall come to an sult of actual investigation, an epitome of The Life end, and when brutal power, or governments fitly and Character of Mahomet, The Rise and Progess symbolized by wild beasts, shall cease to trample on of Mahometanism, The Causes which facilitated its the liberties of man.

The powers of darkness are Success, and the Prophetic Disclosure of its Termi. already shaken. He whose “look was more stout nation; it now remains that I deduce such reflections than his fellows," has been greatly humbled. His as are suited for our confirmation in the faith. dominion has, in part, been taken away, and it will

1. In the first place, we may infer, That Christianity be consumed and destroyed until the end." has nothing to fear from the prevalence of Mahometan- 2. In the second place, we may also infer, That ism.-The success which accompanied the enterprises the life and enterprise of Mahomet admits not of of Mahomet and his allies, has been pleaded by the the smallest comparison with the origin of Chrisadvocates of Islamism as an irrefragable proof that tianity. A conqueror at the head of his army, Mahomet was the true prophet of God; and such collecting followers in the midst of triumphs, in success has also been represented by the sceptical the darkest ages and countries of the world, sucopposer of Christianity, as displaying a parallelism ceeding by a command of the wills and persons of sufficient to neutralize the argument of success in his captives and followers, operated by the assurance favour of the gospel of Christ.“ In the estimation that such success was a mark of Divine approbation, of the unbeliever,” says Mr. Foster, “ this parallel is and holding no alternative but conversion or death, still seen to furnish his most specious ground of at- were the distinguishing characteristics of Mahomet tack; in that of the Christian advocate, it opens an and his principles. But, on the contrary, the Author arduous and anxious field for the defence of revela- of Christianity, who is at once “ the true God and tion.” But, while we can trace in revealed religion eternal life,” without force, power, or support, withthe connection of Mahometanism with divine pre- out one external circumstance of attraction or indictions, we may regard its establishment, existence, fluence, prevailing against the prejudices or the and permanence as affording more than human tes- hierarchy of his country, contended against the timony of the truth of Christianity; and, therefore, ancient religious opinions, the pompous rites, the we ask no solution from the natural. The advantage philosophy, the wisdom and the policy of the Roman of the Christian dispensation, however, over the empire in the most polished and enlightened period Mahometan is marked. The Imposter of Mecca of its existence. That doctrine, too, which emanated never raised even the standard of morals amongst from Jerusalem by the lips of this despised Jewish his countrymen, but, for sinister purposes, propa- peasant, has been proved by every fact to have been gated an artful compromise between vice and virtue. authorized by the Eternal. Few are now ignorant But, on the contrary, the Founder of Christianity, that this system of religion, which inculcates piety, who possessed no temporal power, and was put to purity, and love,- which releases man from every death as a criminal, inculcated every virtue, and lived burdensome rite and every barbarous institution, and a life of spotless unsinning obedience. Since the freely invites all to partake of its privileges, was establishment of his religion, the worship of heathen commanded by such an authority, to establish which deities has ceased, sacrifices have been abolished, it required the incarnation and death of the Son of even where human victims were previously immo- God. · A Latin poet," says Dr. Keith, “ who lived lated, knowledge has been increased, slavery is now at the commencement of the Christian era, speaks unknown in every Christian country throughout of the barbarous Britons as almost divided from the Europe, and national civilization has followed. Even whole world ; and yet, although far more distant in the present state of the world there is not wanting from the land of Judea than from Rome, the law subsisting evidence of the germinating fulfilment of which hath come out from Jerusalem hath taken, by the divine announcement, that even on this earth its influence, the name of barbarous from Britain;" Christianity shall become finally triumphant. “The and in our distant isle of the gentiles' are the prorapid diffusion of knowledge," says Dr. Keith, in phecies fulfilled that the kingdom of the Messiah, his Evidence of Prophecy, p. 386," the numerous or knowledge of the Gospel, would extend to the inventions and discoveries in physical science, and uttermost parts of the earth. And, in the present the immense accession they have given to the powers day, we can look from one distant isle of the Genof man, the facilities of communication, and frequen- tiles to another,—from the northern to the southern cies of intercourse that now prevail throughout the ocean, or from one extremity of the globe to another, world—the nature of recent wars; contests for prin- and behold the extinction of idolatry, and the abociples rather than for property; the abandonment in lition of every barbarous and cruel rite, by the different states and kingdoms of the principles and humanizing influence of the Gospel.” I shall not the practice of unrestricted and unmitigated despo- hence infer which was the true messenger of Hea

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ven, but in the words of Bishop Sherlock would say, occasions he read and explained the Scriptures, and “Go to your natural religion, lay before her Maho- exhorted his people and prayed with them. Mr. met and his disciples arrayed in armour and in blood, Gill, who afterwards settled at Market Harborough, riding in triumph over the spoils of thousands and was then the independent minister of Swanland; and ten thousands, who fell by his victorious sword. he went also to Ferriby, and Mr. Milner admitted Shew her the cities which he set in flames, the him to preach to his parishioners, on condition that countries which he ravaged and destroyed, and the he should sit when he preached, and that he should miserable distress of all the inhabitants of the earth, give the people no dissentarism. With these con When she has viewed him in this scene, carry her ditions Mr. Gill readily complied, and they went on into his retirements, shew her the prophet's chamber, very amicably, visiting the villages at different times, his concubines and wives, and let her see his adul- and preaching in the same room to the same people. teries, and hear him allege revelation and his divine One day Mr. Milner came to him, and said in his commission to justify his lusts and his oppressions. abrupt unceremonious manner,

« Hold out your When she is tired with this prospect, then shew her hand.” Mr. Gill obeyed; and Mr. Milner put into the blessed Jesus, humble and meek, doing good to it a sum of money. Mr. Gill was surprised, and all the sons of men, patiently instructing the igno- asked what he meant ? “What I mean," said he, rant and perverse. Let her see him in his most “is this : my salary at this place is so much, and I retired privacies; let her follow him to the mount, have considered how often you have preached, and and hear his devotions and supplications to God. that is your share,” Mr. Gill declared that he had Carry her to his table, to view his poor fare, and not the slightest expectation of any thing, and would hear his heavenly discourse. Let her see him in- have persevered in making objections, but Mr. jured but not provoked. Let her attend him to the Milner cut him short by saying, “ Take the money, tribunal, and consider the patience with which he or if you will not, you shall come here no more. endured the scoffs and reproaches of his enemies. It is refreshing to see those whom Christ has made Lead her to his cross, and let her view him in the free, thus refusing to be inthralled by bigotry, and agonies of death, and hear his last prayer for his cordially uniting their efforts for the accomplishpersecutors, Father, forgive them, for they know ment of one common object, the promotion of the not what they do!' When natural religion has spiritual welfare of mankind.

E. viewed both, ask which is the prophet of God ?But her answer we have already had, when she saw part of this scene through the eyes of the centurion who attended him at the cross; by him she said, THE SABBATH-DAY IN FRANCE. “ Truly this was the Son of God.”

3. In closing this series of essays, allow me to In this country there is certainly very little of the suggest, That our interest must be identified with form, but the example of it affords no proof that the Christianity in the existing prevalence of Mahomet. "spirit of religion becomes purified in proportion as it anism. Although its subversion is decreed, prayer is emancipated from mere externals. I have already must not be restrained. Millions are now to be touched upon the state of public morals. It is fearfound in the territories of British India who still ful to contemplate. Is not the detestable vice of blend the eternal truth of the unity of God, with the gambling legalised ? Is not conjugal infidelity topernicious delusion that Mahomet is his prophet. lerated as a matter of course ? Are not the theatres If but a small company were brought under the all thrown open even on the Lord's day, schools of power of the Gospel, in almost every one of them the most horrible impurity? Is not literature equally might be expected to be found an ardent propagator infected,-become reckless,-abandoned, -nay, nauof the faith, and we might estimate the rapid diffu- seous ? And lastly, is not suicide sion of Christianity in the East in proportion as they MODE? This last is, in fact, merely a natural result were led to abandon the crescent, and glory in the from all the rest. The selfish and hardened victim

The promise is that “the consummation of his own vices cooly puts a period to his existence, decreed shall overflow with righteousness." Aided trusting that as he had lived like a brute, he should by the encouraging prospect let us interest ourselves perish like one also; that an hereafter is a mere on their behalf at the throne of grace; for with the fable, the hypocritical device of priestcraft, and the Lord is “the residue of the Spirit,” and “the hypochondriacal fancy of enthusiasts. Thé ties of weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty humanity--but why should we speak of such through God to the pulling down of strong holds; checks ? When a man has renounced both his casting down imaginations, and every high thing God and himself, all that he has to relinquish is an that exalteth against the knowledge of God, and

empty sacrifice. bringing into subjection every thought to the obe- Let us not then envy Paris its Sunday revellings, dience of Christ.”.

RALPH. or the French their constitutional gaiety,-a gaiety

that too frequently verifies the lines of our truly

English poet, EXAMPLE OF CHRISTIAN CATHOLICISM.

Gaiety that fills

The mouth with blasphemy, the heart with woe. MR. MILNER, the ecclesiastical historian, resided at Hull, but his labours were not confined to that town. Such gaiety arises as much from want of feeling as He was curate for upwards of seventeen years of from real cheerfulness, and frequently is no more North Ferriby, and afterwards vicar of the same than a painted mask, assumed to conceal from the place. His zeal for men's eternal welfare, induced world real bitterness of spirit, chagrin, and ennui. him to visit this country village on the week-days, To the careless observer, it may appear like real as often as a holiday allowed of his absence from happiness, but analyse it, and it will frequently be his school, and generally on the afternoons of Satur. found to be, one half at least, sheer vanity and real days. Many of his own parishioners, and other feebleness of mind.-Records of a Route through serious persons, used to meet him at his lodgings, France and Italy, with Sketches of Catholicism, by or at some other convenient house, and on these W. Rae Wilson, F. S. A.

BECOME THE

cross.

CHRISTIAN LADY'S FRIEND. and personal holiness, which lead the possessors to

intelligent consecration to God, see ver. 5, compared

with the texts in the former parts of this paper. A YOUNG LADY'S QUESTIONS ANSWERED This holy influence “ sheds abroad the love of God BY HER FATHER.

in the heart” (Rom. v. 5) “beareth witness with our

spirit that we are the children of God,” (Rom. viii. MY DEAR M

16) and “seals us to the day of redemption” (Eph. I am gratified by the affectionate expressions in i. 13; iv. 30). your letter respecting my birth-day; and if I cherish I cannot desire for you and for your estimable wishes corresponding with yours for many returns of young friend, blessings of greater value than those that day, it is in a great degree for your sake, and to which arise from the influence of the Holy Spirit, promote your happiness.

and I dare not wish for less, together with that As to your experimental questions, in answer to

measure of health and opportunity of usefulness in them, I remark, that I can readily imagine you find the world, by which you may glorify God, and finally yourself unable to prevent“ strange thoughts arising enjoy eternal felicity, through the mediation of Jesus in your mind ;” or at all times to

bring your mind

Christ our Lord. to think on the affairs of your soul.” Power to do My dear M- I remain your affectionate father. this we are taught to expect as a special blessing from God, aiding us in our spiritual conflicts by his good Spirit, “strengthening the soul with might" (Eph. iii. 16): and this unspeakable favour will be

MISS GRAY'S PIETY AND CHARITY. obtained in answer to prayer, as is taught by our Miss Gray was the daughter of Rev. John Gray, Saviour (Luke xi. 13). While you are, by diligently minister of Dollar, Scotland. She was born in Feb. improving the various means of grace with which 1741, but lost her father at four years of age. Her you are favoured, thus “working out your own education was carefully attended to; but till about salvation with fear and trembling;" you are to ten years before her death, which happened March remember that “it is God that worketh in you to 18, 1792, she had little experience of the realities of will and to do of his good pleasure” (Phil. ii. 12, 13). religion.

You inquire respecting your not feeling that Her religious impressions, received about this you have always received an answer to your prayer," | time, were cherished and matured by the sermons and “therefore fear that you have not prayed in and conversation of several ministers of Edinburgh, faith.” Now it is probable that you are cherishing by the writings of Rev. J. Newton of London, and some mistake on this subject. In answering this of archbishop Leighton; and especially by the meperplexing question, I would remark that your mind moirs of pious persons, particularly that of David will not be influenced after the manner of some Brainerd. The Holy Scripture and ordinances of charm, or by some bodily sensation, but in the way the Gospel were now her highest delight. She of increasing illumination, knowledge, and wisdom, had little relish for philosophical disquisitions, or for in the Gospel of Christ-faith in the promises of eloquent moral harangues, in which the great docGod-peace of conscience-deadness of heart to the trines and experience of Christianity were kept out pleasures of the world-and delight in spiritual of sight. At least she counted all these things as things. This state of mind is " growing in grace, dross for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Jesus our Lord; and deeply impressed with a sense Christ” (2 Pet. ii. 18). Compare with this, Eph. of redeeming love, and humbled under a sense of her i. 16–18; Col. i. 8–14; Gal. v. 22—25.

own unworthiness, she bewailed that she did so little Miss Emma's inquiry respecting “the outpouring for the honour of her Saviour, and the benefit of her of the influences of the Holy Spirit,” will partly be fellow sinners. answered by several of the preceding remarks ; but At different times she gave money to Rev. Dr. as your school-fellow's paper contains no reference Hunter, and to Dr. Davidson, for purchasing useful to any text of Scripture, the meaning of which is books to students and preachers. She supported a sought by her, the question is the more difficult to Sabbath-school for the religious instruction of indianswer. There are, however, three principal texts gent youth. It was blessed with that success for which refer to this delightful subject on which I which she earnestly prayed, and many were her kind will offer a few words in explanation.

offices for the parents of the children. For many The first is Joel ii. 28, 29, “ I will pour out my years she gave a prize of eight pounds, for any of Spirit upon all flesh,” &c. This was gloriously ful- the Edinburgh students of divinity, whose essay on filled when the apostles on the day of Pentecost were a theological subject should merit it, in the judgfilled with the influence of the Holy Spirit, not only ment of Dr. Hunter; and she left 101. per annum for to inspire them with knowledge, wisdom, courage, the same purpose during the incumbency of the and holiness, but with the gift of “other tongues, doctor, by which some excellent pieces have been as the Spirit gave them utterance(Acts ii. 4– produced. When her funds increased, she vested 16-21).

5001. with the “ Society in Scotland for Propagating The second is Zech. xii. 10. “I will pour, &c. a Christian Knowledge," for maintaining a school in Spirit of grace and of supplication," &c. Miraculous or near Edinburgh, where poor children should be gifts are not here mentioned, but spiritual graces, as taught reading and writing : about fifty or sixty knowledge, faith, repentance, &c. This was partly children usually attended this school. fulfilled when thousands of the Jews repented and Miss Gray, by her last will, destined a large porbelieved on the occasion of Peter's sermon (Acts ii. tion of her property to various important charities; 36, 37); and it will be perfectly so in the time of the among them were the following :-to the “ Society promised conversion of the Jews, “ with the feelings in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge," of the Gentiles" (Rom. x. 12, 25).

30001. sterling; to the “ Society for Promoting ReThe third is Isaiah xliv. 3. “I will pour my ligious Knowledge among the Poor," 7001. ; to the Spirit-blessing," &c. This is the great New Testa- Orphan Hospital, 2001.; to the Society for Relief ment promise to all who seek this blessing; and the of the Destitute Sick, thé Edinburgh Society for the meaning evidently is increase of knowledge, wisdom, Sons of the Clergy, and for the building the Canon.

gate Chapel of Ease, 1001. each ; to the Royal Infir- Mary! I want a lyre with other strings;
mary of Edinburgh, to the servant's ward in the said Such aid from heaven as some have feign'd they drew
infirmary, to the Edinburgh Dispensary, to the poor An eloquence scarce given to mortals, new
of the parish of Dollar, to those of the parish of And undebased by praise of meaner things;
Dunfermline, to the Edinburgh Charity Work-house, That ere through age or woe I shed my wings
to that of Canongate, to that of St. Cuthbert's, or I may record thy worth, with honour due,
West Church, for erecting the Edinburgh Bridewell, In verse as musical as thou art true,
and for release of prisoners for small debts, 501. Verse that immortalizes whom it sings.
each; and for a pious and charitable purpose, which But thou hast little need; there is a book
she had much at heart, under the management of By seraphs writ with beams of heavenly light,
one friend 10001., and of another 5001. ; in all 6,2001. On which the eyes of God not rarely look;
sterling!

A chronicle of actions just and bright.
There all thy deeds, my faithful Mary, shine;

And since thou own'st that praise, I spare thee MOTHER'S HYMNS FOR CHILDREN.

mine."
SABBATH MORNING.
We bid thee welcome, Sabbath morn-
Help us, O God, to raise

MRS. WESLEY'S QUALIFICATIONS FOR Our grateful hearts in holy song

A CLERGYMAN'S WIFE.
And sing the day of days!

DR. SOUTHEY's testimony to the character of the The birds in early chorus join,

mother of the founder of Methodism is remarkable : And angels stoop to hear

he says, “No man was ever more suitably mated O Lord of angels, while we sing,

than the elder Wesley. The wife whom he chose Lend thou a listening ear.

was, like himself, the child of a man (Dr. Annesley) While children in far distant lands,

eminent among the nonconformists. She was an No Sabbath mornings greet,

admirable woman, of highly improved mind, and of Nor teachers take them by the hand

a strong and masculine understanding, an obedient To seek the mercy seat;

wife, an exemplary mother, a fervent Christian. Thou Lord hast giv'n us here to dwell

The marriage was blest in all its circumstances : it Where shines the gospel's light,

was contracted in the prime of their youth; it was And every Sabbath will we praise

fruitful; and death did not divide them till they Thy name with new delight.

S. D.

were both full of days."

How CHILDREN SHOULD PRAY. The Lord attends when children pray;

COURTESY AND ENGAGING MANNERS. A whisper he can hear; He knows, not only what we say,

In order to render yourself amiable in society, corBut what we wish or fear.

rect every appearance of harshness in behaviour.

Let that courtesy distinguish your demeanour, which He sees us when we are alone,

springs not so much from studied politeness, as from Though no one else can see ;

a mild and gentle heart. Follow the customs of the And all our thoughts to him are known,

world in matters indifferent, but stop when they beWherever we may be.

come sinful. Let your manners be simple and na'Tis not enough to bend the knee,

tural, and, of course, they will be engaging. AffecAnd words of prayer to say ;

tation is certain deformity. By forming yourselves The heart must with the lips agree,

on fantastic models, and vieing with one another in Or else we do not pray.

every reigning folly, the young begin with being

ridiculous, and end with being vicious and immoral. Teach us, O Lord, to pray aright;

BLAIR, Thy grace to us impart; That we in prayer may take delight,

And serve thee with the heart,
Then heavenly Father, at thy throne

SCRIPTURE VIEWS OF GOD.
Thy praise we will proclaim;

There are four short sentences of Holy Writ, which And daily our request make known,

contain in them more of the knowledge of God than In our Redeemer's name.

all the unaided wisdom of man had ever been able to discover : "God is A Spirit;" “God is One;" “God

Is Light;" “God is Love!"-Spirituality of essence, COWPER'S ADDRESS TO HIS NURSE, MRS.

unity of substance, purity of nature, and benevolence UNWIN.

of character, are thus, with a sublime brevity, preDR. SOUTHEY remarks, concerning Cowper and his dicated of Jehovah. Light and love complete the amiable and devoted nurse, Mrs. Unwin, “Upon character of his moral nature. They are inseparable

. receiving this portrait of his minor poems, a poem All the operations of his benevolence are in harmony which he tells us he had more pleasure in writing with his unsullied purity; and all the manifestations than any that he had ever written, one excepted; of his purity are blended with his infinite benevo* that one,' he says, 'was addressed to a lady whó lence. The love dwells in light; and the light difhas supplied to me the place of my own mother,- fuses itself in beams of love. Holy Love, then, is my own invaluable mother, these six-and-twenty the essential character of the Godhead. And, in acyears. Some sons may be said to have had many cordance with this delightful view of the Maker and fathers, but a plurality of mothers is not common." Lord of all

, holy love appears to be the general law The following sonnet must be the piece to which he of the universe - the bond of union, the spring of acthus alludes :

tion, the fountain of joy.

DR. WARDLAW.

" It was

DR. FARRE'S ACCOUNT OF A BRITISH ing it was established. May this be a warning to

CAPTAIN, AN ALGERINE SLAVE. others. DR. FARRE'S EVIDENCE GIVEN TO A PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE.

NAPOLEON'S SYMPATHY WITH THE The doctor stated that he has been forty-one years

WIDOW OF ADMIRAL BRUEYS. in medical practice in different parts of the world. “ MADAME —Your husband has been killed by a He now resides in London.

cannon-ball while combating on his quarter-deck. “ Undoubtedly,” he says,

“ the GIN-SHOP may be He died without suffering, the death the most easy, considered as the source of great destruction and of and the most envied by the brave. I feel warmly demoralization to the poor. I view the GIN-SHOP in for your grief. The moment which separates us every new neighbourhood with very great pain. from the object which we love is terrible ; we feel The GIN-SHOP, rising like a palace, absorbs the isolated on the earth; we almost experience the wealth, and the health, and the life of the labouring convulsions of the last agony. The faculties of the classes. I call them whited sepulchres, full of rot- soul are annihilated; its connexion with the earth is tenness and dead men's bones!"

preserved only across a veil, which distorts every Having been asked whether the addition of water, thing. We feel in such a situation that there is merely, effects any change in the property of diluted nothing which yet binds us to life, that it were far spirit, he replied, “ IT DOES NOT. Diluted spirit de better to die; but when after such first and unavoidstroys as effectually, though more slowly than undi- able throes we press our children to our hearts, tears luted spirit, but there is an idea among drinkers that and more tender sentiments arise, life beomes beardilution renders it more safe !" In illustration of a able for their sakes. Yes, madame, they will open question respecting the uselessness, and worse than the fountains of your heart; you will watch their uselessness of spirituous liquor for persons in health, childhood; educate their youth: you will speak to the doctor related the following anecdote. “I recol- them of their father; of you present grief, and of lect being consulted by a commander of a British the loss which they and the republic have sustained merchantman, who was carried into Algiers. The in his death. After having resumed the interest in dey immediately stripped him naked, and chained life by the chord of maternal love, you will perhaps him to another British prisoner. He then placed I feel some consolation from the friendship and warm him on the public works from four in the morning interest which I shall ever take in the widow of my till four in the afternoon; then he was turned into a friend.

NAPOLEON." cell with his naked companion till four in the morn

This is instructive-it is indeed fine and sympaing, and there were placed by his side a pitcher of thetic, and condescending—but how grievously deswater and a loaf of black bread." I asked him if he titute of the consolations of Christianity! could eat it? He said, “Oh, yes! it was very sweet indeed !" “ What did it consist of ?"

THE PLEASURES RESULTING FROM A made of the black wheat of Africa and the vegetable

PRUDENT USE OF OUR FACULTIES. locust, but it was appetite that gave it sweetness." Now it is remarkable that this man was a prisoner HAPPY that man, who, unembarrassed by vulgar for nine months, while he was fed on one pound of

cares, master of himself, his time, and fortune, spends bread and a pitcher of water per day, and had to

his time in making himself wiser, and his fortune in perform hard work under such a tyrant; and to my

making others (and therefore himself) happier ; question, “ Did you enjoy health ? his reply was, who, as the will and understanding are the two en

perfect health, I had not a day's illness I'was as nobling faculties of the soul, thinks himself not comlean as I could be, but I was perfectly well!" plete, till his understanding be beautified with the

“When he was set at liberty, and he had returned valuable furniture of knowledge, as well as his will to British fare, then he had to consult me as a phy- enriched with every virtue : who has furnished himsician!"

self with all the advantages to relish solitude, and enliven conversation ; when serious not sullen; and

when cheerful not indiscreetly gay; his ambition not A SEA OFFICER'S ACKNOWLEDGMENT ON

to be admired for a false glare of greatness ; but to THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE.

be loved for the gentle and sober lustre of his wisdom

and goodness. The greatest minister of state has With respect to the extension of good fellowship in not more business to do in a public capacity than he, domestic life, perhaps heads of families (masters and and indeed every man else, may find in the retired mates at sea), are not aware of the mischief which and still scenes of life. Even in his private walks, they inconsiderately do, when, in the warmth of every thing that is visible convinceth him that there their feeling, they persuade those around them to is present a Being invisible. Aided by natural phipartake of their cups.

losophy, he reads plain legible traces of the Divinity Being called to a female in the last stage of disor. in every thing he meets; he sees the Deity in every ganization of body and demoralization of mind, I tree, as well as Moses did in the burning bush, found her within a few days of inevitable death. though not in so glaring a manner; and, when he After I had examined the case, and had acknow- sees him, he adores him with the tribute of a grateful ledged that nothing could be done, the husband took heart.

SEED. me on one side, and said, “ Sir, I regret to acknowledge that I am the unintentional cause of this

REVIEW. woman's death!" He added, “ when I married her she was as lovely and innocent a young women as I Elijah the Tishbite. By F. W. KRUMMACHER, D.D. ever beheld ; but having been accustomed to a sea of Elberfeld, in Prussia. Translated from the life, and to take my grog with impunity, I persuaded German, 12mo, cloth, pp. 360. London: Religious her to drink with me. Two years elapsed before I

Tract Society. succeeded, but afterwards I could never get her to GERMANY is endeared to every Protestant Christian leave it off.”

by some of the most interesting recollections in the Now that unhappy woman perished; not because history of the church of God. Luther and his she loved the liquor, but because the habit of tak. 'glorious exploits in promulgating the pure Gospel

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