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poral things, a new creation has sprung missions in my neighbourhood, especially up under the hands of this man, on which if I could lay before the people a piece of account he lately received the Golden a translation of the Bible into one of the Civil Medal of Merit. In Whitsun-week heathen languages. Is it not possible to last year, three peasants from Carlshuld procure from England, only a few leaves of were with me, who astonished me. Men several translations of the Bible? You sent of this class, with such a clear knowledge me once a Chinese tract, which I showed of the Gospel, and with such love to the to several on behalf of the missionary Saviour, I never before met with. And cause, and which was very serviceable in now, Lutz himself! If I were to describe this respect. Our people not only wish him, I should never have done. I will to hear and read of the heathen, but also only say, that love the most ardent, love to see something. I think that in a few proceeding from faith, joined with the years much may be done for the miscalm regard of wisdom, and the heart- sionary cause in Bavaria, if only many of gaining charm of humility and simplicity, the clergy were in favour of it. We have are the prominent features of his cha entered upon a very momentous year. racter. I felt strangely, whilst with him, The Lord be with us, and give us to so that I was tempted, more than once, to strive against the Philistines of this age, bathe his hands with my tears. May the with David's sword and Paul's heroic Lord's hand continue stretched out over courage! I recommend myself to your him to protect him, for he is in great intercessions before God, even as I also danger! On his road hither, he was pray for you from the bottom of my heart, obliged to take a circuitous route to Weis as well as urge it upon my children, who, senburg, where he took the stage. A I cannot but mention, canse me great few days before, he received the most joy, and delight themselves in the Lord. urgent warning to beware of what he ate, « I conceive I have now inserted in upless prepared by some contidential per my letter, what I have hitherto neglected, son.” Thus far Dr.
by being hindered through manifold occuAnother gentleman wrote yesterday pations; in future, I will wait upon you from Nuremberg. With respect to our more frequently with a letter. Write friend, Lutz, who intends setting off to me also oftener by the post. Your e3day for Munich, we have learnt that the teemed letters, as well as those of many Magistrates of Neuburg (not far from dear brethren in Christ, are as oil to my Carlskuld) have received order to arrest lamp of faith, and a most agreeable reLutz, and to bring him prisoner to Augs- freshment for me after bearing the heat burg. This would be fine toleration in a and burden of the day. constitutional state! But God will com “ Embracing and saluting you most plete the work so gloriously begun, and heartily in the Lord, to whose grace I take Lutz into his protection. The new commend you, Catholic vicar of Carlshuld is said to take
“ I remain, all possible pains to induce the people to “ Your ever obliged friend and brother.” return. But he has not been able to show them that they were in the wrong, N. B. Our friend in Germany, to whom and now the rage is become so much the the preceding letter was addressed, and greater, because those who have passed who sent it over for insertion in this over (to the Protestant faith) continue so Magazine, adds as follows. steadfast?
“I have communicated to the Com“As soon as I hear any thing decisive mittee of the Hamburgh Tract Society, in this important affair, I will inform you at their last meeting, what Mr. says of it. The consequences will be very in reference to tract distribution; and I momentous. The hours I spent with the am bappy to say that I have prevailed people that visited me from Carlshuld, (a upon them to make a grant to him of ten distance of 60 English miles,) were very thousand tracts, which will leave Hamhappy and blissful. The lying rationalists burgh this week. But, as they are in so (and especially who always main great want of funds, I only got the grant tained that I was in the pay of the -8,
on condition of sending a statement of and was endeavouring to make duple Mr. -'s sphere for the distribution of Catholics) should now cease grfirm, tracts to the Religious Tract Society of that mysticism leads the people wack to London. As to Mr. -'s request to the church of Rome. I had still much to get parts of the Bible in heathen lanwrite to you, but it will soon be mid guages, I have just sought out all that I night, and the letter must be sent off had brought from India, and shall send early to-morrow morning........ I have him as much as possible. I have brought a request
heart to make to you. from Calcutta also two idols, one clay * I could do much for the cause of (Guneslia) and one wooden idol (Gand:
CHOLERA AT PARIS.
hama, Boodhoo); but as I have no other, I can only send them with the request to have them returned ; besides my Gunesha The April number of the Archives du is broken in two pieces.
If any small
Christianisme contains a copious and imidols could be got from England, they pressive article on the visitation of the would serve Mr. —’s congregation, and Cholera at PARIS. After some approwonld interest Germans in other places priate remarks on the insensibility, gaiety, who [feel a regard for] Christian missions. and licentiousness of the larger part of Besides, I shall send Mr.
all I can
population, the writer proceeds: spare of the Quarterly Papers, Sketches,
-To this picture of unregenerate &c. with wood-cuts, published by the dif man in the midst of public calamity, to ferent English societies. Greatly obliged, this conflict of passion or weakness, distherefore, should I feel if a Christian puting for the empire of the human heart, friend in England would send a statement we could wish to exhibit the contrast of of [this] to the Secretaries of the different the conduct of some Christians in this Missionary Societies. Old papers, both capital, during these days of mournquarterly and monthly, religious maga ing and chastisement; not to make a zines and newspapers, (will be acceptable parade of their sentiments and their acand useful.] I pledge myself that they tions (they know that they have nothing shall not be sent in vain. My wish is to which they have not received, and have have [this communication] read by as nothing whereof to glory), but to show many friends of Christ's blessed kingdom the world what are the fruits of the as possible. I hope there are friends to Spirit, love, joy, peace, a patient be easily found in active England, who mind, kindness, beneficence, faithfulwill send here their kind assistance. I ness, meekness, and temperance. But am doing all I can here, but to attempt those who know not what faith in Christ more must ruin my health."
is would not understand the statement, The Publishers of this Magazine will and would fancy nothing but pride where, receive any contributions or presents, as in the minds of God's children, is the above requested, addressed to the care desire of glorifying him. ••• We shall of the Rev. Dr. Pye Smith. The London therefore leave to those who have been Religious Tract Society has made a liberal witnesses of the active charity of Chrisgrant for this interesting object.
tians, the task of estimating the differ
ence between that charity and what the SIMONIAN world calls by the same name.
cannot refrain from remarking, to the
praise of the Holy Spirit, the manner in “ The Globe, the newspaper organ of which this chastisement from a merciful the St. Simonians, in Paris, has ceased to
God has been received by Christ's true appear. The chiefs of the sect seem to
disciples. have thought, that, after having preached “At the first appearance of the malady, from the rostrum and by the press, their
they turned their eyes to Him from course now must be to preach by their
whom proceedeth evil and good,' (Lam. silence. They have begun a retirement
iii. 38), and they made his word the rule of forty days in the environs of Paris.
of their proceedings. Private religious The star of the St. Simonians had be
meetings were begun in a considerable come strangely pallid, particularly since number of families, and public prayerthe invasion of the cholera. Not only meetings were set up, and still continue had their doctrine shown itself too feeble
to be held in the chapel of Les Galéries to bear the test of the serious feeling
de Fer, to humble ourselves under the which that alarming scourge has aroused rod of the Most High, to implore his in the minds of men; but, what may be
mercy, and especially to beseech him to very readily understood, it stands com
bless, for the advancement of his spiritual fortless and dumb in the presence, of kingdom, the solemn warving which he death. The final number of the Globe
has been pleased to send us.
Remade a poor attempt at apology for the ligious tracts bave been dispersed, in silence to which Enfantin and his coadju
great quantities; among others, a placard tors have condemned themselves ; but no
which comprises, with plain medical direcone cap mistake the matter. The silence
tions, a plain and forcible appeal to the is the confession of defeat. The retire.
word of God. Of this, more than 20,000 ment is not voluntary. May it, however,
copies have been sold or distributed grabe a means of benefit to those misguided tuitously. The Ten Commandments, on a men, by leading them to self-inquiry and
broad sheet, have been posted up in all the discovery of their error."
parts of Paris : 0) may that solemn proParis Sémeur, April 25. clamation from God, unaccompanied by
any comment from men, be heard and number. Many interesting details might echoed in many hearts !
be added to that narrative, which perliaps “ With the permission and encourage we shall find an opportunity of doing. We ment of the government authorities, which are in possession of the series from the granted free access to the hospitals, Chris. beginning, and we can bear a decided tians have hastened to declare the word testimony to the wisdom and literary of life to the patients; and perhaps by ability, and to the manly integrity and the grace of God, have led some to lift religious fidelity, with which it is contheir dying eyes to Him who giveth life ducted. Its design is to extend the most to the world. A fresh opportunity of valnable kinds of reading among the inproving the nothingness of every system quisitive and active French people ; and was that of salvation by grace. 0
ve, its specific aim is, to impress upon all who, dissatisfied with the perfect righte parties among them the truth; that they ousness of Christ, suppose that man can will never find rest from revolutionary merit what he has a hundred times de agitations, alarms, and distresses, till the merited! Tell us what words, what conso. spirit of vital Christianity – the pure lations, you will address to that immortal Christianity of the Bible, shall become soul which must, in a few moments, ap predominant in their hearts and be the pear before its Judge! Will you tell the principle of their conduct. The writers dying sinner of his own righteousness? bring into view all classes and kinds of His conscience gives you the lie. Will motives, in urging their point; reason, you urge him to change his course of life? feeling, family - affections, patriotism, Alas! what kind of change can he mani. national quiet within, and safety and fest? Will you talk to him about God's prosperity without. They invincibly kind indulgence, and the consideration prove that liherty and security can find a which he will have for the foibles of our permanent basis only in national virtue; fallen nature? Yes; this is your only and that national virtue can never exist resource: but it rests upon nothing.' without pure, disinterested, personal [Then the author enlarges upon Habak. religion, the religion of the gospel. By i. 13, Gal. iii. 10, Luke xix. 10, 1 Cor. xv. argument, by the exemplifications of his57, John iii. 14, 15.] " The Lord has tory, by appeals to the different conditions made his voice to be heard in the midst of at the present day of the most conspicuuś: let us not remain deaf to the call : ous nations of the globe, they show that let all the disciples of his Son redouble patriotism and policy equally demand their zeal and their prayers. -C) let evangelical piety for their support. us beseech him that this new warning may The thousands of persons in our counserve to promote his kingdom upon earth, try, who read the French language, and to hasten the time when every tongue would do well to supply themselves with shall confess the name of Jesus Christ!” either or both of these periodicals. Single
numbers cannot be obtained. One must FRENCH RELIGIOUS PERIODICAL WORKS. subscribe for a whole year, beginning
with January; but the preceding Nos. In the course of publishing the Congre may be obtained by new subscribers, to gational Magazine, we have frequently a certain amount of number, for the curhad occasion to refer to the “ Archives du rent year. The Agents in London are Christianisme," a monthly magazine, con Messrs. Trenttel, Würtz, and Co. Soho ducted at Paris, by Protestant editors Square. The annual subscription for the and correspondents, with a happy combi. Archives is 78. 6d. and for Sémeur, 20s. nation of extensive knowledge, solid learn From the latter of these works we shall ing, sound scriptural theology, and
translate a few passages: ardent piety. That eminently valuable
Innumerable facts have de. work is now in the fifteenth year of its monstrated that genuine Christians usupublication ; and it is likely still more ally are successful in whatever profession and more to be an instrument of great or calling they exercise ; because they blessing to the cause of Evangelical truth bring to the conduct of their affairs an in the kingdom of France.
orderly mind, habits of industry, strict In September last, some of the active
and solid integrity, so that by and intelligent servants of Christ, com these means they obtain the confidence menced a weekly paper, containing eight of those who deal with them. It is well pages in small folio. under the title, known what opulent commercial houses "Le Sémeur; Journal Religieux, Politique, exist in England among the Society of Philosophique, et Litteraire.” From one Friends, and in Germany among the of the numbers of this, our Manchester Moravians. The spring of their proscorrespondent, T. S E., extracted the perity lies in their Christian virtues; and, account of the late M. Neff, in our April strange as the fact may appear (particu
larly to the St. Simonians who, with such piety; as he collected the Mohammedan ignorance or conscious falsehood, accuse armies under the walls of Constantinople, Christianity of being unfriendly to indus whose government and people had contry) they would have been less prosperous verted their Christianity into an arena for had they been less religious. As for the incessant civil war; so will he raise np working classes, the gospel would remove some race of men, some conqueror, we the chiet causes of their distresses; by its little imagine, who, to reduce under the inspiring them with habits of order, eco law of the sword a nation which had renomy, and foresight. And, as the gene fused to bow to his law of love ; and upon ral welfare of a country is formed of the the dishonoured brow of this nation, will aggregate of private interests, it is clear be written, Slare, because it would not be that the Christian religion would favour Christian. the development of national prosperity " () ye men of the present! Disapin all its parts.
point these sad forebodings. Embrace “ Ti:us, by means of the Gospel, every with faith the gospel of Jesus Christ : and thing that we need [in France] would be then we may say, relying upon promises realized; order, stability, the solid interests which will not fail, God PROTECTS of all classes. Ye men of the present [as FRANCE."-Sémeur for Oct. 19, 1831. distinguished from the eulogists of the old In the Number for February 29, 1832, system of the deposed Bourbon govern we find a petition which had been prement, ] weigh our reasons, examine our sented to the Chamber of Deputies, by proofs, and give them that serious atten the Society for promoting Christian Morals, tion which they have a right to receive praying for a law to fix an equitable scale from yon. On every one of our points of premiums of redemption for negrowe have called up the evidence of experi- slaves in the French Colonies; after ence, and experience has pleaded for us. which, it is the intention to raise sub. Consider again the saying of the illustri- scriptions for that purpose. ons Washington, who, a few hours before Society will then address itself to the nahis death, solemnly declared that he tion; it will call upon all Frenchmen to regarded Christianity as the essential support it, by putting at its disposal the basis of the liberty and prosperity of his sums requisite to pursue upon a large scale country.
its plan of redemption ; and it hopes to be " With a just indignation, you repel approved and aided by a great number of despotism, under whatever form it may our countrymen. Can any cause have a endeavour again to appear among is;
greater claim on freemen and Chrisyou are determined to endure no longer tians ? a sanguinary penal code, or the law of March 7.–After announcing the public bayonets : but be aware of it, ye men of cation of a translation from the English of the present, you will be compelled to re Mr. Newton's Cardiphonia, (his Omicron, turn to despotism sooner or later, and has also been lately published in French,) you will even court it as a deliverer, if the Sémeur says ; " We recommend yon persist in refusing to make a true re those two volumes to our readers.
The ligious faith, the support of the so much letters which they contain have all the wanted private and public order, and the charm of personal correspondence; and indispensable securities for the well-being yet they present a maturity of thought of society. Your first-rate orators did and a depth of judgment rarely to be not hesitate, in a recent debate, to pro found in the epistolary form. The author claim aloud this alarming fact ; they told was a Christian. Hie pours out his soul you that anarchy is at our gates, that it in these letters; and there are scarcely is pressing hard for an entrance, and that any subjects in Christian experience that it threatens to bear down every thing be are not discussed, sometimes incidentally, fore it: and what is anarchy, but the in the way of a natural digression, and forerunner of an absolute government? sometimes with all the amplitude which
“You will confess, alas! perhaps too their importance requires. The simlate, that a people without religion is fit plicity with which Newton expresses all for nothing but slavery. You will see, that he felt and thought, is most admitoo late, that the Gospel is liberty itself; rable. It is plain that he does not keep and that, if it be excluded, we must sink half his sentiment back, but that he under tyranny, or fall into the horrible gives it in all its fulness exactly as it is ; disorganization of Buenos Ayres. And and he takes his readers to his heart, as then, as of old, God brought out of the his confidential friends. This is not the forests of Scandinavia innumerable hordes least merit of the work. We often hear of barbarians, to overthrow the Roman it said, and with too much reason, that Empire, as a vile carcase whose limbs Christians are not open enongh, that the were scattered by its own atheistic im. men of the world see no more than the
outside of them, and that the inward to impair the union and harmony of the reasons and motives of their conduct re Three Denominations. main undisclosed. But here at least we "That the Secretary be instructed to have got one who lifts up the veil and transmit to the Rev. W. J. Fox, the shows his whole heart. He hides none avowed editor of the Monthly Repository, even his foibles; but while he acknow- and a member of this body, the precedledges them, he also shows the source ing resolution, and to request its inserfrom which he drew the strength which tion in the next number of that periodimade him a self-conqueror. These dis cal.' closures of the moral life of the soul are
Upon these resolutions, the following far more valuable and beneficial than the
remarks are added by the Editor of the melancholy confessions of certain boasted
Repository: chiefs of the modern philosophy, who, of themselves and their associates knew only
“ Our readers will easily perceive the how to expose the black spots, without reason why we do not analyze, or refer having, like Newton, a remedy to offer to, the proceedings of the meeting at for the heart's corruption; without so which the above resolutions were voted; much as once lamenting that corruption; for if' PRIVILEGE' makes it a censurable yea, even making it the food of their offence to allude, en passant, to discusvanity, in the face of a world which, forsions and divisions which took place three half a century, has been the dupe of their years ago, and which were referred to impious doctrines and dissolute morals.” and commented upon in various ways at
the time, in various periodicals and
pamphlets, à fortiori, the present must PROCEEDINGS AT THE ANNUAL MEET
be held sacred, especially by a periodi. ING OF THE DISSENTING MINISTERS
cal which has an avowed editor.
The OF THE THREE DENOMINATIONS, RED
sentence quoted from the Repository was
elicited, together with other remarks, by Our readers will learn, from the fol
an arrogant boast of the exertions of lowing statement, which we extract from orthodox dissenters in the cause of civil the last number of the Monthly Repository, and religious liberty. This boast our rethat the orthodox portion of the general viewer rebuked. It deserved rebuke. body have felt themselves called upon to He alluded to a fact which was directly vindicate their conduct from a statement in point—the division in the ‘Body' on made in a review that appeared in that petitioning for the Catholics : we knew work, which, if not written, was avow that his statement was correct, notorious, edly published by a member of that asso and on record; and never suspected, nor ciation, the Rev. W.J. Fox.
could any man living have known, that, Having received the following reso under all the circumstances, it violated lutions in an official communication from any privileges. It would not have violated the Rev. T. Rees, LL.D., the Secretary those of either the House of Lords or the of the body, we comply with the request House of Commons. The passage is said contained in the second, and lay them by the resolution to be .calculated to probefore our readers :
duce an erroneous impression.' Should “At the annual meeting of the Protes- it have led any one to suppose that the tant Dissenting Ministers of the Three Trinitarian members of that body were Denominations, residing in and about the generally hostile to the Catholic claims; cities of London and Westminster, held or that many of them had not long and at Dr. Williams's Library, Redcross Street, honourably distinguished themselves by April 10, 1832, Rev. Dr. Winter in the advocating that great measure; or that, chair, On a question of Privilege.—The after the previous question had been nefollowing passage from the Monthly Re- gatived, a large majority of them did not pository for January last, p. 54,-' It was support the petition in opposition to a reby the Unitarians that the petitions to solution framed in an Anti-Catholic spirit Parliament in favour of Catholic emanci —then an 'incorrect impression' has been pation, from the general body of Dissent made. But if the fair construction be, ing Ministers, were saved from being that, the Trinitarians being divided, and smothered by the previous question,' the Unitarians united, on Catholic emanhaving been read and discussed, it was cipation, the votes of the former gave a resolved
majority for the previous question, and * That the passage now read from the thereby against petitioning, and the votes Monthly Repository is calculated to pro of the latter turning the scale in favour of duce an incorrect impression, and is, in petitioning, and against the previous quesits tendency, injurious to the reputation tion, then no incorrect impression' has of those to whom it refers, and is likely been made. The recollection of the