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political strife or party spirit? And when was there so much enlightened zeal to improve our laws, and to promote the general happiness and wellbeing of the people ?

Yet, on the other hand, is there nothing to blame? Is not all reference to the principles of the Bible systematically and studiously avoided, in the discussion of subjects connected with our national policy? Is not worldly expediency the great idol of veneration? Hence the backwardness of the legislature, by suitable enactments, to secure to the Christian Sabbath that honour to which it is entitled. Hence it is that the stream of wise and pure legislation, calculated to refresh and fertilize the land, is impeded in its progress by an undue and paramount regard to the interests and prejudices of particular classes, when these clash with the public good. What but this prevents, for example, the adoption of those beneficent principles of trade, which would cheapen the food of man, and, by removing commercial restrictions, give free scope to his industry? What but this keeps the colonial slave fast bound in misery, and even held there, not by the feeble arm of his master, but by the gigantic grasp of the British legislature? Thus also are too many of our appointments, not only civil but ecclesiastical, made subservient rather to secular interests than to the glory of God and the eternal welfare of the souls of men. But we forbear- let our readers fill up the picture both in its brighter and its darker shades.

If, descending from the higher classes, we direct our view to the nation at large, we shall still observe marks of improvement in many important respects. The multiplication of schools, and especially of infant schools, as well as of institutions for diffusing knowledge among the adults; the increase of places of worship, and of those who frequent them, are without doubt encouraging circumstances. But with all this apparent profusion of effort, in which none can rejoice more sincerely than we do, have we not also much to deplore? To say nothing of the open and growing desecration of the Sabbath which we are forced to witness, and the gross profaneness which every where wounds the ear, and the licentiousness which walks undaunted through our streets ; let us only think of the thousands and hundreds of thousands in this great metropolis and throughout the land, by whom the invitations of Divine mercy are never heard ; whose thresholds are never crossed by the feet of any of the messengers of the Prince of Peace; who themselves never enter the sacred walls where his name is honoured and his grace displayed; who, in the midst of Christian light, continue enveloped in worse than Pagan darkness ; and of whom it may with truth be said that no man careth for their souls; and we shall find abundant cause for sorrow and humiliation. Again, let us contemplate the feverish lust of gain, the inordinate ambition, the sensuality, the unmingled worldliness of spirit, that have been exhibited in the wild speculations which have infatuated the commercial world, and in which other classes have too largely participated; in the avarice, dishonesty, and venality to which so conspicuous a prominence has of late been given, and for which the nation has so justly been suffering

and shall we not humble ourselves for these things? But we again forbear, and shall leave our readers to fill up the chequered outline.

In looking to what is called the religious world, we need not say how unfeignedly we rejoice in the wider extension of true piety, both in the national church and amongst other denominations of Christians; in the addition of many persons in every rank in life, and not a few in the highest circles, to the number of the professed followers of Jesus Christ ; in the growing numbers and usefulness of our Bible, and missionary, and educational societies, and of various other works of Christian benevolence and duty. Yet is there nothing wrong here also ? Is there here no display of the love of mere bustle and excitement rather than of sober scriptural devotedness to the glory of God? Is there no swelling self-importance; no secularity of spirit; no undue estimation of our own powers; no vain jangling, the fruit of unsanctified tempers ; no preference of some minute and unprofitable speculations above Christian love and unity; no inordinate eagerness for searching into points of doubt and mystery, to the neglect of some of the weightier matters of the law? Do we see the religion, so much lauded and blazoned in public, the rule and the ornament of life? Does it pervade the heart, the shop, the family, the social circle? Is time adequately improved? Are the sins of the tongue anxiously guarded against ? Is there no formality in our devotion ; no selfishness in our profession; no lukewarmness in our affections; no intolerance in our zeal ? Have godly simplicity and sincerity banished the influence of worldly expediency, and crooked policy? And, in the view of some recent events in the history of our religious and charitable institutions, have we not to lament much unchristian animosity, and unseemly jealousies and contentions, and in some instances even wide departures from truth and candour and charity, and a bitterness of vituperation and invective, from which modern refinement protects the ordinary intercourse even of worldly men in civilized society ? Would that we could, with justice, give a negative to such inquiries. One thing at least, it is in the power of every one who reads these lines to do: he can determine, by the grace of God, in his own sphere, to resist this downward progres. sion ; he can exhibit in his own example that meekness, moderation, and forbearance which seem to have been of late forgotten in the catalogue of Christian graces; and labour to bring all around him to conform to the apostolical injunctions, “ Love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous," and " be at peace among yourselves.”

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NUMBER I.

Rdig.com. -Address on Slavery - Family

Sermon on Col.ii. 17-Chrysostom's Homily

- De Statuis-Lord's Prayer in Communion

Service.....

...1-17

Miscel.-Psalmody in Churches - National

Boasting - Jansenism-Episcopal Power

Use of the Fathers-- Poetry : “ Dies Iræ" -

Hyma by Bp. Middleton ..............19-26

Rep. of_Hobart's Sermons ..................

26
Lit. Intel.-Great Britain-France-Geneva

-United States-Persian Publications. 52-54
Relig Intel.-Missions in Sandwich Islands

Mission among Hottentots-Visit to Indians,

by Bp. Chase-Female Schools in India..5458

Pub. Af.- Russia ; United States-Instruc

tion of Slaves; Treaty with Brazil; Sher.

bro Balloms; the Perle Slave Vessel...,58–60

Obit.-Res. R. M. Manwaring...............

60

Ecclesiastical Preferments ..............

NUMBER II.

Relig. Com.-Reason and Faith-Chrysos-

tom's Homily De Statuis (concluded)

Providence of God - Biblical Criticism on

Gen. xxxv. 15, 16; Psal. Ixxxiv. 3.- Fam.

Ser. on Luke xviii. 9, 10...... .65-81

Miscel.-General Jackson - Jansenists -- Po-

pish Holidays-Use of the Fathers......85-88

Rec. of - Belsham's Epistles of St. Paul

Tovasend on Negro Slavery ..........90-105
Lit. Intel.-Great Britain - India-America

La Plata New Publications ........110-112

Relig. Intel.-Education in S. America-Tract

Societies in Europe - Sunday Schools for

Ireland - Newfoundland School Society

Levant Missions - New Orleans Mariners'

Society-Society for Prop. of Gospel - Poor

Pious Clergy Society ....... ......112-199

Pub. Af - France; Greece; Mexico-Pro.

ceedings in Parliament; War in India ;

Negro Slavery ; Corn Laws .......... 123, 124

OntLydia W........................... 126

Ecclesiastical Preferments................ 128

NUMBER III.

Relig. Com.-Reason and Faith (concluded)
-Speaking Truth - Biblical Criticism on
Psalm i.; Acts vii. 59–Ten Virgins-Peni-
tential Psalms -- Fam. Ser. og Rom. viii.
19, 13...............................

...129-139

Miscel. Parish Clerks--Use of the Fathers

Apocrypha - Baptism of Bells Episcopal

Power....

*********.......143-149
Res. of - Whittaker's Sermons on Justifica.

fion - Sheppard on private Devotion-
Father Clement

.....152-165

Lit. Intcl. - Great Britain - Education in

ladis-Greece-New Publications....179_177

Relig. Intel. - East Lothian Itinerating Li.

braries- Merchant Seamen's Bible Society

-Church Missionary Seminary-Missionary

Tour in the Greek Islands - Chaldean

Christians-Gaelic School Society_Sunday

Schools - Highland Education Society -

Religion in Missouri and Illinois ....177—190
Pub. Af - Portugal - Parliament; Metallic

Cerrency; Loan; Freedom of Trade;

Laws; Slavery; Finance-Bp. of Durham 190

Ecclesiastical Preferments...,

NUMBER IV.

Rely. Com,- Memoir of Mr. Chas. Martyr,

R. N.-Mosaie Account of the Creation
Primitive Christians — Fam. Ser, on Rom.

Page

xi, 22 - Providence of God - Our Lord's

being numbered among Transgressors 193-211

Miscel. - Quarterly Review on Charitable

Collections - Religion in Berlin--Church

Psalmody-Barbarities to Slaves-Country

Wakes, Kenn's Midniglet Hymn......912_218

Rep. of-Works on the Lichfield Controversy

Davison's Primitive Sacrifice -- Moles.

worth's Answer to Davison ..........219–228

Lit. Intel.-Great Britait-France-Poland

-Italy-United States-Sandwich Islands

New South Wales-India-Publications 240-043
Relig. Intel.-Scottish Missionary Society-

Chinese College at Malacca - Hibernian
Society--Kildare-Place Society

Society for

Christian Knowledge - Spanish American

States North-American Indians Baptist

Mission in India

..244-252

Pub. Afi-France ; Greece; Missoloaghi-

Parliament; Catholics; Corn Laws; Colo-

pial Slavery; Alien Act; Burmese War 253, 254

Ecclesiastical Preferments... ........... 256

NUMBER V.

Relig. Com.--Memoir of Mr. Chas. Martyr,

F. N. (concluded)-Fathers against Unita-

ri anism The 2300 Days, Dan. viii -

Biblical Criticism on John xviii. 3 - Fam.

Ser. on Acts iü. 26 ...................257-270

Miscel. - Quarterly Review on Slavery

Roman Catholic Exhortation to Parents at
Baptism --Echo in Churches,Briefs-Epis-

copal Authority Servants....... ...874_980

Rep. of-Prior's Life of Burke Ellis's Tour

through Hawaii .....................281--291

Lit. Intel.-Great Britaio-France-Switzer-

land - Russia - Egypt - United States-

South America--Peru- Publications ..309-311

Relig. Intel.- Education is Foreiga Countries

-- Naval and Military Bible Society - Ohio

Episcopal Seminary Cherokee Indians-

Society for Servants

... 319-328

Pub. Af.-Greece ; Missolonghi-Burmese ;

Manufacturing Districts ; Coro Laws; Par.

liament; Slavery; Duty of Electors.. 319, 320

Ecclesiastical Preferments .............. 390

NUMBER VI.
Relig. Intel. - Evidence for the Gospels

Biblical Criticism on 1 Johni. 7-Parable of
Ten Virgins-Improper Application of Texts

Rubrical Injunctions - Fam. Ser. on

Prov, xviii. 10—Communion..........321-337

Miscel-Village Psalmody--Story of Ananias

and Sapphire-Applicants for Alms-Argu-
ment for Established Church-Commercial
Distresses-Poetry: Balaam blessing Israel

-The Star of Bethlehem ............339-346

Rev. of - Wolfe's Remains - Holden on the

Christian Sabbath ..................346-358

Lit. Intel. Great Britain-France-Germany

- ItalyRussia-Persia-India- Thibet

Java-Van Dieman's Land - United States

New Pablications ..................368--370

Relig. Intel.---Bible Society--Society for Pro.

pagation of Gospel Mission Sohools in
Madagascar-Scriptures in Mexico - Peni.
tentiary.............

...........371-581
Pub. Af - United States; Congress-King's

Speech ; Burmese War; Manufactures and

Commerce; General Election ........382—384

NUMBER VII.
Relig. Com.- Memoir of David Zeisberger-

Miracles of Primitive Church - Fam, Ser.

Page

on Matt. xx.1 - Revelation and Reason-

Rev. of -Soames's History of tbe Reforma.
Hall on Re-union of Christians........385-404 tion (concluded) .. Milman's Anne Bo.

Miscel.-Reports of the Bishops of Jamaica leyu (concluded).. United States compared

aod Barbados - Scottish " Missionary Bi. with European Countries, by Bp.Hobart 602-617

shop". Obedience required by Church of Lit. Intel.-Great Britain.. France.. Poland

Rome--Apocryphal Memoranda...... 405-415 .. India.. New Publications.......... 628, 629

Rev. of-Sermons, by the Rev. J. S. Foyster Relig. Intel. Naval and Military Bible

-Butler's Life of Erasmus ..........415-423 Society.. Bible Society.. London Hibernian
Lit. Intel.-Great Britain-France-Persia- Society

... 630, 631
India-United States- Publications .. 435—437 Pub. Aff.- France; Ecclesiastical Feuds..

Relig. Intel. - Osage Indians - American

Netherlands; States General ..

Bible Society - American Society for Tem-

Persian War.. Revenue ; Coro Laws 33, 634

perance-Education in Persia - Education Ecclesiastical Preferments

634

- London Society for Jews - Merchant Obit.- Rev. Jobo Richards, A. M........... 695

Seamen's Bible Society-Mackinaw Indians

NUMBER XI,

--Choctaw Academy ................438—445 Relig. Intell.-Memoir of Lindley Murray,
Ecclesiastical Preferments ..................446 Esq... Fam. Ser. on 2 Chron. xv. 15.. Bibli.
Pub. Af-Spain-Portugal-Greece - Tur. cal Criticism on Gal. i. 7.. Euphratean Vial,
key-United States - Election; Manufac.

Rev. xvi. 19–16. .. Scriptural Illustra.

tures ..................

447, 448

tions

........641-656

Erratum

Miscel - Biddulph on Warburton .. Sunday
NUMBER VIIT.

Payments.. Crosses on Churches,.Fifth of
Relig. Com. - Memoir of Zeisberger (con. November .........................

....659—674
cluded) -- Fam. Ser. on Job. xlii. 5, 6

Reo. of - Trew's Appeal for Negro Slaves..

Prophecy-Rabinical Illustration of Deut. Works on the Geneva Controversy, &c. 677-693

xxviii. 29—Holy Communion .........449-463 Lit. Intel.-Great Britain .. United States..
Miscel.-Oral Language and Language of

Columbia.. Brazil..Otaheite.. Iodia.. Bur.

Signs---Hindoo Widows and Slaves-Echo mah..Ceylon.. China.. New South Wales..

in Churches-Quarterly Review and “ Six List of New Publications ............709–718

Months in the West Indies" ... 464-472 Relig. Intel. - Church Tract Society
Rev. of - Moore's Memoirs of Sheridan

Russian Bible Society .. Bible in India..

" Opinions of an Old Gentleman".... 478—494 Missionaries in Ava ................. 712-714

Lit. Intel.-Great Britain--Germany-Italy Pub. Aff.-Portugal.. Parliament'; Duke of

Iudia - New South Wales - Africa-

York; Joint-stock Companies............... 721

United States---New Publications ....499-501 Ecclesiastical Preferments................ 722

Relig. Intel. - Prayer.book and Homily So- Erratum

722

ciety-Bible Society-Paris Sunday-school

NUMBER XII.

Committee-Bishop's College,Calcuttu 501-507 Relig. Com.-Memoirs of Lindley Murray,
Pub. Af - France; Montlosier's Denuncia.

Esq. (concluded).. Fam. Ser. on Heb. i.

tion-Portugal: New Constitution-United 1, 2.. Passover..Coverdale's Address 7234-735

States; Deaths of Jefferson and Adams- Miscel.-Mayhew's Grave .. Slaves. . Protes.

Distresses; House of Commons' Report; tant Missions..Sternhold's Psalms .. Deaf

Remarks.....

.509-511

Mutes...

........741-749

NUMBER IX.

Rev. of-Works on the Geneva Controversy

Relig. Com. — Fenelon's Missionary Sermon (concluded)-Works on the present State of

-Fam Ser. on Rom. x. 10- Biblical Criti.

the Waldenses

....756—764

cism on 1 John v. 10; Gal.iji. 15—20.513—583 Lit. Intel.-Great Britain.. France.. Nether.

Miscel. Oral Language and Language of lands.. Russia..Turkey.lodia.. Burmah..

Sigos (concluded) - Occasional Forms of Java.. United States .. North Pole .. New

Prayer — Injudicious Methodist Hymn -

Publications

..774-776

Extempore Sermons Sunday News-

Relig. Intel. Christianity in South Sea

paper .......

........525 -537 Islands.. Pitcaira's Island. . Bibles in South

Rev. of - Gurney's Essays on Christianity-

America .. Reformed Jews in America ..
Soames's History of the Reformation-

United States National Societies .. Paris

Milman's Anne Boleyn ..............538–550 Society for Christian Morals ........ 778–781

Lit. Intel.-Great Britain-France-Italy-

Ecclesiastical Preferments ........

.......789

Germany-Denmark, United States-New Pub. Aff. - Portugal; Invasion - France;

Publications .......

561, 562 Chambers opened-Joint-stock Companies ;

Relig. Intel.- Language Institution-British

Portuguese Armament; Bolivar on Sla.

and Foreigo Bible Society-Church Mis.

very

sionary Seminary-American Colonization

APPENDIX.

Society Society for Christian Koow.

Title-page...................

i

ledge

........563—570 Preface

Pub. Aff. - Portugal; Pastoral Address - Contents

vit
Russia ; Persian Iovasion-Austria; Slave Relig. Intel, - Church Missionary Society..
Trade - Corn Laws; Burmese ; Bishop London Society for promoting Christianity

Heber; Slave Trade ................ 571, 579 among the Jews .. Society for promoting

Ecclesiastical Preferments................ 575 Christian Koowledge.. Society for the Pro-

Erratum

- 576

pagation of the Gospel.. British and Foreign

NUMBER X.

Bible Society .. Anti-slavery Society ..
Relig. Com.- Fenelou's Missionary Sermon American Colonization Society .. South-

(concluded).. Fam. Ser. on 1 Thess. ii. 13... African Missions .. African Institution ..
Prophetic Transactions .. Molino's Maxims German Missionary Society Beneficial

of Humility..Passover ...............577-589 Effects of the Scriptures in India .. Bible

Miscel.-Language of Signs auxiliary to the Societies on the Continent.. Receipts of

Missionary .. Apocryphal Lessons..Stern-

Charitable Societies.................17

..787--834

hold's Psalms,.Craniology ...........

..592-001 Indexes ...............................835-841

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