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view of what is implied in the Membership of the Society: and that Matt. xiii. 29. Luke ix. 49, 50. appear much more relevant to the

·VII. That the exclusion contemplated would be extremely difficult to be put in practice fully; and would imply a countenance of all who remained in the Society, which, in some instances, this Meeting might find very painful, and highly objectionable.

That, according to the judgment of this Meeting, the simple, well-defined, and glorious object of the British and Foreign Bible Society, together with the unassuming and unfettered nature of its composition, involve in them its stability, permanence, and vast extent of usefulness – That in its past proceedings it has well deserved the magnificent support which it has received — That attacks upon its original constitution, by its professed friends, are deeply to be deplored, and earnestly to be deprecated and, That it is devoutly to be wished that the Society may uninterruptedly continue its most beneficial career, and increasingly, through the blessing of the Holy Spirit of God, promote the welfare of the world.

R. C. WILSON, ·V. P. of the Preston Auxiliary Bible Society.'

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Hull, June 20th, 1831. * At a Meeting of the Committee of the Auxiliary Bible Society of this

Town and Neighbourhood, It was Resolved unanimously,

* I. That this Committee regard with gratitude the faithful, judicious, and successful labours of the Committee of the British and Foreign Bible Society; sincerely sympathize with that Committee under the painful circumstances in which they have of late been placed; and are anxious to cooperate with them, and to strengthen their hands, in the important services in which they are engaged.

II. That this Committee are satisfied that the simple and definite object of the British and Foreign Bible Society is such as may properly admit the co-operation of all persons willing to concur in it; and that the greatest advantages have accrued from the unrestricted constitution of the Society in this respect. That they therefore deprecate all infringement of this original principle of the Institution, and all such alteration or interpretation of its Laws as would introduce a Test in the admission of Members: not doubting that an adequate remedy will, in each particular case, be found for any incidental inconvenience which may arise from adherence to the present Rules, as hitherto interpreted.

*III. That this Committee are deeply conscious of the necessity of acknowledging their entire dependence on Almighty God, and seeking His blessing in every thing; and that without the accompanying grace of His Holy Spirit, even the Sacred Scriptures will prove “ the savour of death,” and not of life, to those who receive them. That they therefore contemplate, with heartfelt pleasure, the facts--that in the Reports and Proceedings of the Society this principle has ever been recognised ; that the Members have been constantly taught to seek the Divine Blessing on their labours ; and that those addresses have ever been best


received, which most directly tended to lead them so to do: and that hence there is abundant reason to be assured that the Meetings of the Society have been, in the most important sense of the word, Meetings of Prayer and Praise. That the Committee are convinced that this state of things is satisfactory, and as much as is to be aimed at under existing circumstances of the Church of Christ; and that it would be highly inexpedient that any Law should be passed binding the Society to introduce Public Prayer into its various Meetings.

• IV. That these Resolutions be signed by the Members present, and transmitted to the Committee of the Parent Society.



V. P. Chairman, &c.' We have left ourselves no room to notice the other pamphlets on our list. Mr. Brandram's Letter to Mr. Platt, is a very concise, pointed, and temperate reply, paragraph by paragraph, to that gentleman's strange epistle. We cannot refrain from expressing our admiration of the firmness, moral courage, and admirable spirit, which the estimable Secretary has displayed under the very trying circumstances in which he has been placed. To all who know him, the malignant aspersions with which he has been assailed, can excite no other feeling than indignation or pity towards his implacable calumniators. The Letter addressed to the Hon. and Rev. Baptist Noel, is a mild and forcible expostulation with that gentleman, as to the inconsistency of the principles maintained in his speech, with his association with Socinians and others who deny the gospel, within the Established Church.

I believe', says the Writer, “that, by exciting discussion respecting religious tests and public prayer in relation to the purity and practice of the Bible Society, you and your brethren have done that in relation to the Church which you never anticipated, you have directed the eyes of numbers to such inconsistencies in the Evangelical clergy as I have been pointing out to you in this letter: they are wondering how it is that such men can tolerate, and oppose, the same thing at the same time—how it is that they can actually do what they condemn: they are inquiring into the reason of this; and their inquiries are likely to terminate in conclusions by no means creditable to their legal instructors. For myself, I consider that every one of the clergy who held up his hand at Exeter Hall in favour of either of the amendments, did, by that act, declare his dissent from the Church of England; he publicly condemned a union in which at present he lives, and moves, and has his being.'

It will, probably, be discovered by the Sackville Street Reformers, before long, that they have placed themselves in a predicament somewhat embarrassing to themselves as Churchmen, and have taken a position which it will be inconvenient to maintain, and not very honourable to abandon.

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Art. X. Edwin; or Northumbria's Royal Fugitive restored : a Tale

of Saxon Times. By J. Everett. pp. 192. London. 1831. This is a pleasing and simple Tale of the early times of our Saxon forefathers. The design of the Author has been, as he informs us, to delineate the rude state of the kingdom, prior to the general diffusion of Christian knowledge, and the subsequent triumph of Christianity over heathenism in its Saxon form. It may, therefore, be properly regarded as a religious Poem ; and for the purity of sentiment it contains, and for its animating representations of the power of Christian truth, we can cordially recommend it to our readers. The Author has selected the stanza so successfully employed by Mr. Montgomery in his “ Wanderer in Switzerland”; a form of verse not the most easy to manage, with great and striking success, through a long poem. It requires all the poet's art to prevent it from falling into something like monotony. Mr. Everett seems, however, to have been aware, that this measure, while it is, perhaps, less adapted to the highest flights of genius, is yet admirably calculated to embody all that is simple and graceful in poetic feeling. Simplicity of expression and diction is, however, another matter; and the Author has something to learn and attain to in this respect. We give, by way of specimen, a few stanzas from the conclusion of the first book. The Author is describing the first burial-ground of the Christians in Britain.

• One sweet spot is girt around,

Where the body may repose ;
Beauteous flowers bedeck the ground,

And the hedge displays the rose.
• To the sun's reflected beam,

Like a mirror in the light,
Near it, glides a limpid stream,

Sparkling in the gazer's sight.
Flowing on—it knows no rest ;

Clouds and beams, in sportive train,
Course across its peaceful breast,

As it hastens to the main.
Pure as Charity, and free,

Noiseless are its blessings strew'd,
Freshening every flower and tree,

Waving on its banks renewid.
So let peace this breast pervade,

Love its ceaseless streams afford,
Till the wilderness is made

Like the garden of the Lord !'

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In the press, Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus, comprehending the Theory of Curve Surfaces and of Curves of Double Curvature. Intended as a Sequel to the Analytical Geometry. By I. R. Young

The Holy City of Benares will be Illustrated in a Series of beauti. fully finished Plates, delineating the most striking objects to be found in this extensive and distinguished seat of Hindoo Learning. The whole executed by James Prinsep, Esq., during his Ten Years' Official Residence in Benares.

The Rev. William Liddiard, Author of the “ Legend of Einsidlin," is about to publish a Tour in Switzerland, in One Volume 8vo., interspersed with Poetry connected with the various Scenes for which this beautiful Country is so preeminent.

Captain Head is now preparing a Series of Views to Illustrate the very interesting Scenery met with in the Overland Journey from Europe to India, by way of the Red Sea, through Egypt, &c., with Plans and accurate Maps of the various Routes ; Descriptions of the Scenery, and useful Information for the guidance of future Travellers.

Biblia Sacra Polyglotta textus archetypos versionesque præcipuas ab ecclesia antiquitùs receptas, necnon Versiones recentiores Anglicanam, Germanicam, Italicam, Gallicam, et Hispanicam, complectentia. Accedunt Prolegomena in textuum archetyporum, versionumque antiquarum crisin literalem, auctore Samuele Lee, S. T. B. Academiæ inclytæ Fredericianæ Hallensis, S. T. P. Societatum, Asiaticæ Sc. Parisiensis Socio Honorario, Asiaticæ Britanniæ et Hiberniæ Regalis item Socio, Literariæ Regiæ Associato Honorario, Philosophicae Cantabrigiensis Socio, necnon Linguæ Hebrææ apud Cantibrigienses Professore Regio.

This important Work will form one volume folio, and be published in the course of the month of July.

In the course of July will appear, A Translation of the New Testament into Hebrew, printed with the Points. Other editions of the same:—Hebrew and English, Hebrew and Greek, Hebrew and German, and Hebrew and French.

The long-expected Prolegomena, by Professor Lee, in Quarto, is ready for delivery to the Subscribers.

Just ready for publication, The Second Edition, corrected and enlarged, of “The Village Blacksmith; or Piety and Usefulness Exemplified, in a Memoir of the Life of Samuel Hick, late of Micklefield, Yorkshire."

In the press, The Reign of Terror; the Sacred Grove; and other Poems. By James Everett.

Shortly will be published, in One Volume, foolscap, a Series of Tales, describing some of the Principal Events that have taken place at Paris, Brussels, and Warsaw, during the late Revolutions ; with a few other Miscellaneous Pieces. By F. W. N. Bayley, Esq., Author of - Four Years in the West Indies," &c. &c.

Shortly will be published, “On the Prevailing Neglect of Pastoral Duty in Dissenting Churches.” By P. Henson.




The History of Poland, from the earliest period to the present Time. By James Fletcher, Esq. of Trinity College, Cambridge. With a Narrative of the recent Events, obtained from a Polish Patriot Nobleman. 8vo.

Ecclesiastical History, in a Course of Lectures, delivered at Founder's Hall, Lothbury, London. By William Jones, M.A., Author of Lectures on the Apocalypse. Vol. I. 8vo. 12s.


Pluralities Indefensible. By Richard Newton, D.D. 8vo, cloth. 3s.

Killarney Legends, arranged as a Guide to the Lakes. Edited by T. Crofton Croker, Esq. In one neat pocket volume, with six illustrative Engravings.

Select Library, Vol. III. ; being the third Volume of Polynesian Researches during a Residence of nearly eight Years in the Society and Sandwich Islands. By William Ellis. 6s.

The People's Book; comprising their Chartered Rights and Practical Wrongs. 12mo. 58. 6d.

A Letter addressed to the Hon. and Rev. Baptist W. Noel, occasioned by his Statement and Illustration of certain great Principles of Action, in the speech delivered by him at the Anniversary of the British and Foreign Bible Society at Exeter Hall, on Wednesday, May 4, 1831. By Fiat Justitia. 8vo. Is.

The Constitution of the Bible Society defended, in a Letter to the Hon, and Rev. Gerard T. Noel. By Joseph Fletcher, D.D. 8vo. Is.

Daily Communings, Spiritual and Devotional. By Bishop Horne. In a small pocket volume, gilt edges, 28.

In silk, 2s. 6d.

Practical Remarks on the Book of Gee pesis, adapted for Family Worship. 8vo. New Edition. 7s. d.

The Key which opens the secret Cabinet of the Vatican, and discovers various frauds and forgeries that have been foisted into the New Testament, and upon which the Rock of Rome has been supported for nearly fifteen hundred years: also mystical Babylon made manifest: the Beast and the Seven Kings of the Apocalypse clearly personified in existing characters, and the Prophetic Period proved. The entire preceded by an admonitory Letter to the Pope. By Zach. Jackson, Author of Restorations and Illustrations of Seven Hundred Errors in Shakspeare's Works. 8vo. Part I. 6s.

On the Character and State of tbose who, though always learning, never come to the Knowledge of the Truth: a Sermon, delivered at the Association of Baptist Churches, held at Frome, May 26, 1831. By Thomas S. Crisp, of Bristol. Pub lished by request. Svo. Is.

The Works of the Rev. Robert Hawker, D.D. late Vicar of Charles, Plymouth, with his Memoir. By the Rev. Dr. Williams. 10 vols. 8vo, with portrait, demy. 61. 6s. Royal paper, (of which only a li. mited number has been printed,) 14. 12s.

Also, published separately, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Rev. Dr. Hawker. By the Rev. John Williams, D.D. of Stroud. With portrait. 8vo.

The Title and Index to Vol. V. will be given in the next Number.

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