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the afternoon, from Luke xiv. 23. Wheaton, of Lyme, prayed. Mit. Messrs. Towne, of Royston, Maslen, Thorpe, of Bristol, preached from of Hertford, and Dobson, of Chisiaill, 2 Cor. iii. 18; Mr. Tozer, of Taunton, engaged in the other parts of the ser. and Mr. Prankard, of Somerton, prayvices. A large congregation altended ed. The preceding evening Mr. Ban., throughout the day. This chaper is at nister, of Wellington, preached. - The present supplied by the students of pleasure of the day was auch interuptCheshunt College.

ed, by the breaking out of a fire ia

the afternoon; which destroyed a large May 17. The Rev. S. Johnson, from

brewery, and four dwelling houses. Hoxton Academy, was ordained pastor over the Independent church at Leek,

June 6. The Rev. S. Jackson (late Staffordshire. 'Mr. Williams, of Stone,

student at Newport) was ordained at coameaced the service by prayer and

Old, in Northamptonshire. Ar. Bull, reading; Mr. Gawthorn, of Derby, de

jun, commenced the service with readJivered an introductory discourse, &c.;

ing and prayer; Mr. Whitehead, of Mr. J. Johnson, of Warrington, offer.

Greaton, delivered, the introductory ed up the ordination-prayer; Mr. Rohy,

discourse, asked the questions, and re. of Manchester, gave the charge, from

ceived the confession of faith ; Mr. Titus ii. 15 (last clause) ; Mr. Boden,

Toller, of Kettering, prayed the ordiof Sheffield, preached to the people,

nation prayer;. Mr. Ball, sen. gave the from I Cor. xvi. 10 ; Mr. Browning,

charge, from Gen. xliii. 29 ; Mr. Washof Macclesfield, preached in the even.

booro, of Wellingborough, preached to ing from Isa. xlix. 22; Mr. Johnson,

the peuple, from 2. Cor. vi. 11-13; of Warrington, on the preceding even

and Mr. Horsey, of Northampton, con-, ing, from Eph. ii, 7. Messrs. Brook,

cluded the morning service. In the of Tulbury, Rosé, of Hales Owen,

evening, Mr. Hillyard, of Bedford, Glossop, of Chinley, Thompson, uf.

preached from Ruth i. 16, 17; Mr. Burslem, and Sawyer, the County Iti

i Hartley, of Lutterworth, and Mr. Chanerant, were eogaged in the other

ter,"of Kibworth, engaged in prayer. parts of the service. The prospect is.

The services were numerously attend. nore pleasing in this town than for

ed';; and tbere appears'à pleasing prose many years past,

pect of much good being done in this

newly-raised interest. May 22. The Rev. Jacob Martell was ordained as co-pastor over the

Same day. The Association for Bucke church of Christ at leatkfield, in the

ingham and iis vicinity, was held at the eploty of Sussex. Mr. Sabine, of l'uo

meeting-house of Mr. Reynolds, at bridge, read the Scriptures and prayed;

Nash, near Buckiogham. In the mornMr. Styles, of Brighton, delivered an

ing, Mr. Soraggs, of Buckingham, beintroductory discourse, on the Nature

gan by readiog the Seriptures and of a Gospel Church, and asked the prayer ; alier which Mr. Denham, of questions ; Mr. Kerby, of Lewes, pray.

Towcesier, preached from Heb. X. 6; ed the ordination, prayer, with iinpo

aod Mr. Richards, of Banbury, from sition of hards; Mr.C. llyatt, of Lon..

Heb. xi. 6. Mr. Gardoer, of Putter's olon, delivered the charge; Mr. Evans,

Pury, preached in the afternoon, fron of London, praved the general prayer;.

Rom. iii. 24. - The next Meeting is Mr. Fisher, of Lewes, preached to the

* appoisted for the First Wednesday in people; and Mr. Gilberi, the venerabie

June, 1811, at Air. Scragg's Meeling, pastor, concluded in prayer. It was a

Buckingha:n. good day, and many found it a time of Juna 14. The New 'Independent refreshing, from the presence of the Meeting house i Stourhridge, Wor. Lord. ~ Mr. Gough, ot Brighton, eestershire, was openent for divine ser

preached on the pieceding evening; vice, to ine. morning, Mr. Jay; of . and Mr. Sabine, of Tunbridge, the Bach, preached from Isa. liii. 10; and sawe evening.

Messrs, fielmore, Grove, and Barber On Wednesday, May 20. the Somer. : prayech. In the evening, Mr. James, set Association, which was to have

of Birmingham, preached from Rom. been at Winsham, for convenience was

iii. 3.1.; ant Messrs. 'I'heodosius, Dawa held at Mr. Winton's, at Chard. Mr. 800, and Cooper, were esgaged in the 'Tracy, of Yeovil, preached from Gen. devotional paris of the service. xii. 3; Mr. Major, of Glastonbury, Dlulgroup, Oxon. Through the Mr. Golding, of Fiil wood, and Mr. commendable exertions of a lady and Herrsinan,of South Petherton, prayed. geatleman in the vicinity of this popuia In the afternooy, Mr. Saltren, of Brid, Ous village, a place of worship base wort, preached from Jer. xxii. 28; been engaged ; and was opened Lord's NIE. Willibat), el. of Exmouth, and Mr. Lay, June 24. Mr. Pawid ban, of Wal

Fingford, preached on the occasion, utmost impartiality through 'the busifrom Rom. Xy, 20, 21, to a very nu- ness. The offender was bound over to merous and attentive au lience. Ilis the quarer sessions, when the grand assiduous lahours in this destinule jury found a true bill; and next mornneighbourhood have led the way to a ing the culprit appeared in court, student from Hackney being stationed wlicre he pleaded guilty; and was There, who 1>1 preaches al four vil fined, as we are informed, the penalty lages, to creviled cougiegations, wiro 0! 201, to the King - The Deputies seem aoxious to hear the word of life of the Dissenters in London cueducted The Old Raplict Meeting-house 36

in the prosecution: Cha!fur Bottom being rebuilt, and considerably enlarged, was opened

AWFUL WARNING. - At a village! Jarie 27. " In the morning, Mr. itaw a few miles froin London, where kins, of Eastcomb, read and prayed; some srious persin's altended on Mr. J. Williams, senior, preached from ilie Lori's Day, to teach a Sundayi Kings viji. 27; Mr. Davies, of Tet. School and exhort a few plain peu. Dury, closed with prayer. In the after: ple who attended, a young woman noon, Mr. Winterbotham prayer, ani frequently came, because, as she preached from Zech. viii. 23, and con- Suici, she loved to hear the singing. cluded in prayer. In the evening, Mr.

Oae day she came accompanied by Williams prayed; Mr. Burchel, of Tethury, preached froin Eph. lii. 8;

two or three gay young men, who, aid Mr. Jones, of Challoril, closed the

itogether with her, laughed, and he-. day with prayer. The house was full

he house was

w haved very indecently during the each time, though it was a very wet prayer. After the prayer was cona day: All had reason to say, It is goudt cluded, one me the friends, who off to be here.

ciated as clerk, guriously reproved July 4. The Independent Ministers the young woman and her c:inpaa' of the County of Kent, held their An

nions, for their very improper benaDual Association at Mr. Percy's Chapel, viour; and solumnly reminded Woolwich ; when Mr. G. Townsend them, thai they were not loo young preached in the morning, on the Pass- 10 die, &ri ofer; and Mr. Chapman in the even- The joung woman, who treated ing, ou the Holy Tendency of the Doc- this adiñoniion with disdain, when trines of Grace; Mr. Beaufoy preach

reporting it to a neighbour the saine ed on the preceding evening, 0:the Sanctification of the Sabbath. --The

evenin, prophaneli addeil, I wish next Meetiog to be held at Sheerness or

I may have the small pox and die* Chatham; of which notice will be given.

(ine small pox was ihen very rife

the ne gobourhood). Sad to The little chapel at Ryegate was rc.

relaie, it pleased God to take her opened last Michaelmas; and worship has constantly been kept up since that

at hier word : she was very shortis time (except when illness prevented);

after seized with the sall.pox, and but the ciening services have been fre- died in lely days ; and there is reason quently interrupted by the rudeness and to fear, without discovering any indecent behaviour of some persoo: signs of repentance ! who entertain violent prejudices against One of one young men before the Dissenters. They have often been mentioned, was called to carry her so much interrupted as to be obliged to to the grave, and was deeply affected stop in the midst of the service; and

with the event ; and afterwards atoue evening, some persons had the

tended the preaching of the gospel ;

include the reaching wih. audacity to force a pour ass into the

but removing to another place, it house. Soon after the innocent crea. ture was turned out, a man came into 18 not known whe{her his convictions the place, at with his hat op, spoke ended in conversion or not.. to the minister, and entirely disturbed - The fate uf this young woman the worsbip. He was requested to should be a warning to young pera lease the chapel; and afterwards, with SOCs not to ridiculo serious things, great difficulty, conducted out. This or dare to invoke the judgments of was a case which, it was thought, re. God.. quired immediate attention ; and an

RECENT DEATHS. . application was made to a magistrate (Mr. Burkitt) who readily granted a On the oth inut, died at Walling. warrant; and behaved to us with the forc, Mrs. Pentycrolli, the amiavie,

benevolent, and yious relict of the children were introduced ; three of Rev. T. Pentycross, late Recior of *

actor of whom delivered suitable addresses“ St. Mary's, in that low. The fear a

ear and couciuded by sioging a hyma, of death was happily removed ; and

and which made a strong impression. . she died waiting and praying for her

The amount of the Colle. tions, admission into the abodus of bliss.

Donation, and Annual Subscrip.

tions, after the sermons and the din. A few hours previous to Mrs. l. ner, including a legacy of £ 200 died at Cholsey, near Wallingford, left to the Society, by the late Mr. Melony, Assistant Preacher to

Rev. Mr. Pickersgill, ainoanted to Mr. Lovegrove, of the laiter place. £ 820 85. 644. - Donations to the The preceding day was to him a Fund for building a House of Indus. happy prelibation of the eternal try for Aduit Jews, 134 16s. 5d. Sabbath. Duriog a long and painful affliction, he enjoyed a degree of patience, gratitude, and jos, which

FOXTON ACADEMY. would meet with very few parallels June 20. A numerous Meeling of Yo the record of modern Obituaries. the Supporters of this Institution He has left a widow and several was held in the adjoining chapel; young children, to whose case when three of the siudenis delirer. nevolent public are referred. - See ed orations on tbe following sub. the Advertisement on our Cover. jects : -The Atonement of Christ,

Mr. J. Burder ; -- The Necessity of LONDON.

the Operations of the Holy Spirit,

Mr. Slenuor; - The Influence of The Third Half-yearly Meeting the Gospel on the Temper and Conof the London Society for promoling duct, Mr. Spencer. Mr. Turnbull Christianity amon; the Jews, took and Mr. G. Clayton engaged in place on the 13th of June, when prayer. The next morning there two sermons were preached : that in was an Association of the Ministers the morning, at St. Lawrence Jewry, educated in this Academy; a:d King Street, Cheapside, by the Rev. many interesting accounts were T. Scott, M. A. Kector of Aston given of the success of their labours. Sundford, Bucks; and that in the In the evening, the Roi. J. Slatieris evening, at the Jews Chapel, by the preached up ihe Union of Zeal and Rev. llegry Draper, D. D.Tale of Prudence in the Christian CharacSt. Edmund's Hall, Oxford; wiren ter, from I Cor. ix. 22. Mr. Kent, Il adult Jews, and 14 Jewish chil. of Gravesend, and Mr. Smith, of dren, were baplized. The services Brentwood, engared in prayer.. were solemn and impressive; and Before the commencement of the the congregations, which were nu- cvening service, an old inan was dienerous and respectable, apneared fected in stealing a Bible; which he musi deeply afficted.

secreted in his hat. As he begged On the 14th, the friends of the hard to be forgiven, he was placed Institution lined together at the in a pew near the pulpit; and at the City of London Tavern, in number close of the sermon stood up before 260; which was composed of Chris. the whole congregation, while Mira tans of different denominations. S. addressed him in a solemn man.

After the Report was read, the ner, on the enormity of his offence,

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. . MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c. . Rev. A. Redford and Friends, Windsor A Collection at Heckmond wike, Yorkshire, op occasion of a Meetiog of Ministers there, by the Rev. T. Ilale.

Rev. Mr. Beunett and Congregation, Romsey

H. Davies and Congregation, Great Wigston, Leicestershire
Collection at Devizes, Wilts, hy ihę Rev. Mess. Sloper aud Elliott
Friends, by the Rev. W. Howell, Knaresborough
A. H.
A Friend, by Mr. J. Honywill, Nelksham

Ditto, by Mr. Niackie
Diting by the Rev. Mr. Ilopkins (received some time since)

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What is your life - James iv. 14. . "SAY, venerable Sire, whose hoary head, White as the almond's bloom, bespeaks thee near ;

* The grave, – that dreary mansion of the dead ! How many are thy days, and what the joys of each revolving year?

Thus to good Jacob Egypt's monarch spake;

And thus the aged patriarch reply'd :• Great King, my days have few and evil been, • Clouded with sorrows, and defil'd by sin ; • Nor have my feeble footsteps measur'it o'er • The paths my fellow-pilgrims trod before.' Ah! much-lov'd Israel, with thee I'll stand, And trace the leadings of Jehovah's hand; Bending beneath Aficion's heavy load, I'll lean upon my staff and worship God : Great Cov’uant Angel, who redeem'd my soul, Who gave me life, and made my spirit whole, Thy bounteous hand hath fed me all the way, Thy pow'rful arm preserv'd me to this day! Still, O my Saviour, to my heart bo nigh; Nor leave me when I bow my head and die !

Ye blooming youths who sport in Folly's train,
Attend the faithful monitory strain.
'Tis true, yodr health still blooms, your morning's hright;
And henre you think not of th' approaching wight :
But seize the pleasures of the passing hour,
Nor know the righteous Judge is at the door,
Behold, your emblem in the prophet's gourd,
And hearken to the counsel of the Lord : -
• Turn ye at my reproof; so shall ye know!
" These joys which from the living fountain flow!
• Grace shall sustain you through Life's devious road,
And Glory grown you with a smiling God!' '

Soos of Ambition, who of empire boast,
Dealing destruction round from coast to coast,
Add crown to crown!' See suppliant princes bend,
And fawning sycophants your train atteod;
But know your transient glory soon shall end !
An arm divine will break your iron rod,
And the whole earth acknowledge lle is God!".
While you will lie forgotten with the dead,
And all your laurels wither on your head !

Poor sordid slaves of Earth, whose anxious sight,
Impatient waits the op'niog morning's light,
Who eat the bread of Care, and late take rest,
Not to diffuse your blessings, oor be blest;
But make your gold the idol of your trust, mia
Regardless of your souls for gliti’ring dust!
Your barns are full, - heaps upon leaps are seen :
Yet still ao aching void remains within !
O seek those treasures that can pe'er decrease,
Which yield a present and eteroal peace!

Thrice happy man, whose heart and hopes arise
Center'd on Christ and joys beyond the skies !

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Thine, though a tryiug and a thorny way,
Leads to the regions of eternal day!
Kept hy the pow'r of Jesus, strong to save
From siu, and death, and the devouring grave,
Thy Lord, the lamb, shall be thy glorious light,
Nor sorrow grieve thine heart, nor reil thy sight;
With all the raosom'd hists thy soul shall shine,
And one bright, holy, endless day be thine. PUILEXOR.

CHRISTIAN FORGIVENESS., I WILL be even with my bitterest foe, 'Revenge exclaims, and then returns the blow. “I'll be superior," should the Christian say ; . “ And kind forgiveness readily display.”


Theo in the blissful realms of light,

With saints redeeni'd I'll joio, To give the glory due to grace, Aod be for ever thine !

H. W.

On secing the Print of Samuel at Prayer, after a Painiing by Sir

Puupling i Sir Joshua Reynolds. WHEN I survey this holy child, With bended knee and count'nance

mild, With eyes and hands uplift in pray'r, Th'approving ray froin Heav'o there; What that implies, O could I be Whene'er to God I bend the knee ! Thas fervent, reverent, and meek, When I for heav’oly blessings seek! But ah! I have a foe within, No print can shew the pow'r of sin! This cools my fer our aud desires,Tbis unbelief and dread inspi: es. . *) for thy Holy Spirit, Lord! This to my prayers shall lile afford! With Samuel's faith my soul supply, Whene'er I to thy throue draw nigh!



I am thine, - save me! LORD, in the gospel I behold

Thy ruth and mercy shine ; 'Andorrus inspir'd, I urge iny plea:

save me! am I am thine.' Oft Unbelief against thy love

Suggests it is not mine; Yet, Lord, ihy prouise cannot fail :

• O save me! - lai thune! Satan persua:'es my faithless soul

This grace is not divide; Lot 1roin the guilt of unbelief

"O save nie! - lan thing.' Sin and the World's leceitful charms,

In their futse lustre shine; Bur fion its fati’rius pois'vous snares

:0 2:0 ine! -I am thine.'

The wicked shall not live out half

their days.-- Psalın lv. 23. "'Tis Mirth and Wine that least the

809l, Cries Hellus ; • fill the jocnnd bowl,

"And wreathes of roses twine; ! To eat, to drink, io revel bigb, Surpass the glories of the sky,

• These pleasures still be mine! He spake ;, and in the wily snare Revell’d a while devoid of care,

Of reason, and of grace:
Decency, maid of modest mien,
And Prudence fly the horrid scene,

Where Wisdom fods no place!
Now Rint opcs her brazen lungs,
And rants with Folly's clashing

tongues, While Vice sits lowring by. When lo! they wrangle : words for

blows Are soon exchang'd, and friends for

foes :
The viciims bleed and die!
Ah! Hellos, had thy nobler mind
Disdain'd these joys of va ser kind,

And soard to those above!
Long hadst thou livid to bless thy

· friends, og Possessing peace which never ends;

Give! Crom the God of Love ! Angels had hail'd thy kindred soul, And borrie from Earth, without con.

The precious prize away!
Where dazzling glories bearu around,
Where harps divise eesialic sound

loeverlasting day! :
Greenjoich Road.

E. R.

G. A 9.D, Printer, Greville Street, London.

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