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doctrine before us, where it is regarded as a substitute for human learning. It is imagined by some, that inspiration even now in some cases supplies the place of literary attainments: an opinion, which supersedes the necessity of a legal and regular priesthood, and renders useless that study and application, which the apostlé St. Paul requires in the ministerial character * On the other hand, it is the influence of the Holy Spirit which in our profession gives learning all its value. Faint indeed must be our prospect of success in winning souls to Christ, if prayer be neglected, and our dependance on God for spiritual aid be forgotten. But if, instead of trusting to our unassisted talents, we look up to Him for a blessing to our labours, great indeed will be the advantages of mental culture, to whatever department of theology our exertions are di. rected. Our reasonings will be well conducted, our inferences appropriate and conclusive, our addresses to the heart will be powertul and awakening, because they will be seasonably and judiciously introduced, and the style and language of our discourses will be distinguished on the one hand for plainness and perspicuity, and on the other will be free from vulgar and improper expressions, which, together with confused views of sacred truth, arise from the want of education. The scriptural doctrine of Divine Grace then, I conceive, neither sanctions the visionary and chimerical notions of sensible impulses, and sudden and irresistible conversions, por encourages indolence by the promise of extraordinary powers; but it gently and silently leads us on through the progressive stages of the Christian life, it kindles within us a spirit of diligence and watchfulness in our several stations, and its influence over us is known not by any casual gleams of ecstasy, but by the solid and substantial fruits of holiness.” P. 15.
Art. XI. A Sermon, preached at the Parish Church of St.
Mary, Eastbourne, on Sunday, the 15th of Septemt er, 1816. By the Rev. Peter Fraser, 8.111. Felloze of Christ's College Cambridge, and Chuplain to his Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, in support of the Subscription Schools of that Parish, on the Mudras Systent. "Svo. 27 pp. Rivingtons. 1816.
As far as it goes, this is an ingenious and an useful Sermon. The argument, or rather the example derived from the education of Moses is both newly and happily urged to enforce the necessity of diffusing the blessings of instruction among the poor. We wisis, however, that the claims of the Church of England
. “ See his two excellent Epistles to Timothy.".
had been brought more forward in Mr. Fraser's discourse. In no Sermon upon this subject should they ever be either omitted, or passed hastily by. We subjoin some very sensible remarks upon the question, which want this addition only to render them effectual.
“ And let it not be supposed that the more affluent have no interest in these considerations : they must have children to leave behind them, of the same age with those who now solicit your bounty; and as you would bequeath to your offspring clear titles and unencumbered property, in preference to contested claims and burthened estates, it is of equal importance to the comfort and even stability of their futare condition, whether you leave them in the midst of a generation fierce and untractable through vice and ignorance; or surrounded by a docile, industrious, virtuous society of fellow-creatures, and fellow Christians. It is not here meant, that of all those, to whom religious and useful instruction may have been imparted in their youth, none will hereafter fall away; but when such is unhappily the case, how is the offender to be advised-how is he to be reclaimed, if his mind has no early principles to which, it can recur--if he is unacquainted with the maxims of morality, and the doctrines of religion? To what are those who would counsel him from the error of his ways, to appeal for his conviction and reproof? They may tell him of the danger of his course, and the impending vengeance of the laws; and the delinquent, even while he seems to listen, is but meditating arts of delusion and stratagems of escape. It is only the doctrine of Christianity; it is only the belief of an omnipresent and all-seeing God, and of an atoning Redeemer, that leaves vice without refuge except in amendment, wickedness without hope but in repentance. And as this doctrine is not to be snatched intuitively, it must be taught with diligence and instilled with perseverance, at a time when the mind is most open to receive impressions; that is in youth : so that inseparably adhering in after-life, when the reason is expanded; and combining as it then will, the warmth of sentiment, with the clearness of conviction, it may obtain an acknowledged if not an undisturbed domi. nion over those who profess it. However they may unfortunately wander in other regions over-run with vice and pregnant with danger, they will still look to religion as the home and rest of their souls. The remonstrances of their friends or pastors, the suggesa tions of their own consciences, and above all the calamities they must meet with in the world, will oblige them to turn their eyes and thoughts to the lessons of their early years: 'Whom then,' saith the prophet Isaiah, shall he teach knorledge, and whom shall he make to understand doctrine ? Them that are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept; precept upon precept, and line upon line : this is the rest, wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest, and this is the refreshing.' Other hope and comfort they can have none, save in religion,' P. 27.
MONTHLY VOL. VI. DECEMBER, 1816.
MONTHLY LIST OF PUBLICATIONS.
Fifty-seven Sermons on the Gospels or Epistles of all the Sundays in the Yenj, Cliristmas Day, ibc Circumcision, and Good Fridav, for the Use of Families am Looutry Congregations, &c. By the Rev. Richard Warner, Curale of St. James's, Bain. 2 vols.
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A Century of Christian Prayers, on Faith, Hope and Charity, conducive to the Duties of Belief and Practice ; with a Paraphrase of obe Lord's Prayer, and Morning and Evening Devotion. 8s.
Arnotations on the Epistles; being a Continuation of Mr. Elsley's Annotations on the Gospels and Acts, and principally designed for the l'se of Candidates for Holy Orders. By the Rev. Janies Slade, M.A. late Fellow and Tutor of Emanuel College, Cambridge, and Examuung Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of Chester. 2 vols. 810. 16s. eerinons. By W. N. Darnell
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A Sermon on the impropriety of Conceding the Name of Catholic to the Church of Rome and its Memors, as a Title of Distinction. Preached at St. Mary's, Oxford, Nov. 5, 1816, by Vaughan Thomas, B.1). late Fellow of Corpus Christi College. 35.
A Sermon. presched at St. Mary's, Reading, May 31, 1816, at the Archdeacon's l'isitation. By the Rev. Jolin Bushvell
, M.A. of Pembroke College, Oxford, l'icar of Beenham, and Leturer of Thatcham, Berks. 1s.
Attachment 10 the Church the Duty of its Members. A Sermon, preached in the Parish Church of St. Julian, Shrewsbury, 17th of Jaly, 1816, at the Anniversary Meeting of the Salop District Committee of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. By the Rev. J. B. Blakeway, M.A. F.A.S. with Noiça and Appendix. 1s. 6d.
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A Volume of Sermons, by the late Dr. Vincent, Dean of Westminster, with an Account of his Life, by Archdeacon Nares.
A Volume of Discourses, by Dr. Chambers of Glasgoro, in which he combats, at some length, the Argument derived from Astronomy, against the Truth of the Christian Revelation ; and attempts to elucidate the Harmony that subsists between the Doctrines of Scripture and the Discoveries of Modern Science.
Illustrations of the Principles of Harmony, on a new and original Plan, by Mr. Relfe, of Cumberwell.
A View of the Agricultural, Commercial, and Financial Interests of Ceylon, by A. Bertoloni, Esq., with a Map of the Island, in one octavo Volume.
The Itinerary of the Morea, by Sir William Gell, in a small octavo Volume.
A Tour through Belgium, Holland, along the Rhine, and through the North of France, in an octavo Volume.
Academic Errors, or Recollections of Youth.
A new Edition of the Greek Septuagint, in one large Volume, octavo ; the Text from the Oxford Editiou of Bos, without Contractions, by Mr. A. J. Valpy; also a new Edition of Homer's Iliad, from the Text of Heyne, with English Notes.
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