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superior strength of a playmate who has become a foe. the disgust with which he has erroneously been per. You will have early taught him, that “the righteous mitted to regard a few. But I see that my paper is Lord loveth righteousness," and that when he has filled up. I have yet many more observations to make done moral wrong, then only should he be afraid : that upon the other objects of fear alluded to in a former then he should acknowledge it, and make restitution part of this Letter, and with which I hope to present as soon as possible, and then dismiss fear. Above all you in my next. things, guard against making him fear to do and assert

I am, dear Madam, yours, &c. what is right, because he is liable to suffer from the

CLERICUS. superior power of others. Teach him rather to suffer than to give up his own principles. Teach him the dig

SCRIPTURE GAZETTEER. nity of suffering in such a cause.

l'he dread of animals and insects originates in the INTELLIGENTLY to read the Holy Scriptures, it is silly habit of nurses, who in order to keep a child quiet, necessary to possess a tolerable idea of the Geography tell him of a mouse, or of a rat, or of a bear, or of some of the countries to which the sacred writers refer. A terrible creature, who will come and eat him, or take Scripture Gazetteer, therefore, must be of much value him away. All this told an infant, with tones of aver- to our younger readers, for whose instruction we have sion and horror, by the nurse, causes that disgust at made preparation, and we shall occasionally devote a certain animals and insects, which some persons cannot page to this interesting purpose. overcome in after-life. Never let your child be taught

ABARIM, (passages, or passengers), mountains of; to call any creature, even a toad, ugly and disgusting. the northern boundary of the land of Moab. They Teach him that the same Creator formed bim and them:

are an exceedingly high ridge of desolate mountains, that they have all their use: that in each other's view

no otherwise diversified than by a succession of naked they are not offensive. It is to the use of such epithets rocks and precipices, rendered in several places more in early life, that the habit of cruelty to such helpless frightful by a multiplicity of torrents which fall on creatures, or indifference to their sufferings, diay be each side of them. This ridge is continued all along traced in manhood.

the eastern borders of the Dead Sea, as far as our eye I was once walking with a father and his children.

can carry, affording all the way a most lonesome, The father belonged to a learned profession. One of

melancholy prospect, not a little assisted by the inthe boys called out that there was a toad by the side of

termediate view of a large stagnating, unactive exour path. The father turned out of our way, and

panse of water, rarely, if ever, enlivened by any flocks seizing a large flint stone, dashed the wretched creature of water fowl that settle upon it, or by so much as one into a writhing mass of suffering. In vain I expostulated :

vessel of passage or commerce that is known to frequent one stone after another was heaped upon it, and when

it. Nebo and Pisgah were some particular parts of it was supposed that all was over, the rolling down of

these mountains, whence Moses beheld the land some of the stones attested that the throes of agony of Canaan, before he was gathered to his people. were not extinct. What was the fault of this miserable

Num. xxvii, 12, 13. creature ? What mighty fault had this being done,

ABELSHITTIM (mourning of the thorns), or SHITTIM, which was formed by the hand of Him who made the

a city situate in the plains of Moab beyond Jordan, seraph ? It was a toad! The blind and inconsiderate man who had destroyed it bad early learned to hate a

opposite to Jericho. Eusebius says, it'stood in the toad.

neighbourhood of Mount Peor. Moses encamped at It is important to disabuse the mind of a child of all

this city some time before the Hebrew army passed the mal-associations with any creature, or to prevent their

river Jordan. Here the Israelites fell into idolatry, existence. Teach him the real character of obnoxious

and worshipped Baal-Peor, for which God punished creatures. Tell him that a toad is perfectly harmless :

them so severely by the hands of the Levites. that a bee or a wasp will not stiug unless provoked; or

Abilene (the father of mourning), the country of; that if they sting when undesignedly injured, it is the eastern boundary of Galilee. It was so named owing to their want of sufficient intelligence to discri

from its chief city Abila, and is thought by seme to minate. Teach him (and show him a plate of the ear),

have lain with the borders of Naphthalim, though it was that the earwig cannot get into the head by the ear.

never subdued by that tribe. Mr. Maundrel tells us, Tell him that the earwig is a very amiable insect, which

that the next day after he left Damascus, in his return broods over its young ones after the manner of a hen towards Tripoli, they came to a small village called over her young : that it is remarkable for its attach. Sinic, just by which is an ancient structure on the top ment to its progeny. Teach him to regard even the

of a high hill, supposed to be the tumb of Abel, and meanest creature as a complication of wonders, as the to have given the adjacent country in old times the result of infinite wisdom, as the object of almighty name of Abilene. The tomb is thirty yards long, and care and goodness. Tell hiin that even venomous

yet is here believed to have been but just proportioned snakes and serpents do not voluntarily attack man:

to the stature of him who was buried in it. that their poison is intended to dispatch the mice and Accap, or ARCHAD (a vessel, a pitcher), according rabbits upon whom they feed, sooner than could be done to the LXX, a city built by Nimrod, the situation by the crush of the teeth, and therefore is a provision whereof is not very well kuown; but some footsteps of benevolence: that a snake stings a man or a child of its name Archad, are, according to Dr. Wells, only in the same circumstances and from the same thought to be preserved in the river Argades, mencauses as does the wasp. Teach him too, that the tioned by Ctesias, as a river near Sittace, lying at some poison of every species would not generally be fatal of distance from the river Tigris, and giving name formerly itself upon man; aud that in all countries where they to Sittace, &c., a country lying between Babylon and abound, the God of nature has caused the antidotes to Susa ; and because it was very usual, particularly in grow abundantly which are to be applied, when any of these parts, to have rivers take their paines from some these snakes accidentally sting a human being. In a considerable city they run by; hence it is not improword, never let a prejudice or a fear of any creature, bably conjectured, that the city Sittace was formerly and especially of the lower orders of beings, cxist in called Argad, or Archad, and took the name Sittace, his inind. He will otherwise regard such ranks of being and Psittace, from the plenty of pistachias, a sort of out, as his enemies, and will extend to all the aversion and which grow there.

Accro (inclosed, or pressed together), afterwards and carried the letter himself. The Dean, upon the called Ptolemais, lay north of Mount Carmel, with a sight of it, proposed a little journey into the country, harbour to the sea. It fell to the tribe of Asher upon that they might talk the matter over without interrupthe division. The Israelites would not extirpate the tion. Mr. Howe enlarged upon the contents of the inhabitants of Accho, and it continued in the hands of letter as they travelled in the chariot. The good Dean the Canaanites.

at length wept, and said, it was the most unhappy thing ACHAIA (grief, or trouble), a province of Greece.

that had befallen him for a long time; owned that The Romans distinguished all the countries which went

what he had asserted was not to be maintained, and under the general name of Greece into two provinces,

urged in his excuse, that he had but little notice of viz. Macedonia and Achaia; under the former of which

preaching that day, and none of printing the sermon. they comprehended Epirus and Thessaly; under the

Chalmers's Biog. Art. Till., and Palmer's Noncon. latter, Greece properly so called, and the Pelopon

Mem., 2d. edit. vol. ii, p. 85. nesus. The word is taken in the Old Testament in the The certuinty of Death, a poor remedy aguinst the fear largest sense, so as to include Macedonia ; but in the

of it. - Some consider death no otherwise than as it is New, it is plainly taken exclusively of Macedonia, and

common to all men, and they think it reasonable as equivalent to Achaia iu the Roman acceptation of it;

enough to submit to what they cannot avoid. "Tis i.e. so as to include not only Greece, properly so called, true this is a reflection that may contribute something but also the Peloponnesus, wherein lay Achaia Propria,

to lay the disturbances of the mind when death ap. whereof Corinth was the capital. In this city St. Paul proaches ; but this alone is a very poor argument preached, (Acts xviii, 12), and St. Andrew suffered

against the fear of death; they ought to think it as martydom.

true, that all men must be judged, as that all inen must ADRAMYTTIUM (the court or mansion of death), a die. - Lucas's Serm., p. 198. sea-port town in Mysia, in the Lesser Asia, lying over against the Isle of Lesbos, and not far from Troas.

RULES FOR RELIGIOUS DISCOURSE. St. Paul, in his first voyage into Italy, embarked in a Ist. Never to talk of religion but when you think vessel which was going to that port. Acts xxvii, 5. of it. There are a sort of people in the world that ADRIA (Acts xxvii, 27); the Adriatic Sea, whereby

have such a lazy, unthoughtful, listless, yawning way was denoted all the sea lying between Crete and Sicily,

of talking of religion, that one would almost think they together with the lower parts of Italy. It received its

talked in their sleep. They have a road of pious exnaine from Adria, a city upon the Tartaro, in the state

pressions, and are got into a certain set of good words, of Venice.

such as “Lord Jesus Christ. What pleuses God.
The Lord's will be done. Pleuse God I live".
We are all mortal,&c., which upon all occasions

they go over by rote, just as a seaman doth his courpass, MY SORAP BOOK.

or rather as a bellman doth his godly rhimes, without

thinking what they say, or being at all affected with it. LEAF III.

Methinks when I hear such people talk of religion, I "The Boe that wanders, and sips from every flower, disposes

fancy the chimes going to the tune of a psalm. The wbat she has gathered into her cells." -- SENECA.

truth is, there is but too much resemblance between.

them; they both go as they are set, and one almost ARCHBISHOP TILLOTSON.

as mechanically as the other; only there is this unMr. Robert Tillotson went up to London on a visit to

happy difference in the case, that the bells oft-timnes call his son, wben be was Dean of Canterbury, and being people to their devotions, whereas these sleepy, dreamin the dress of a plain countryman, was insulted by

ing talkers of religion, do but make them sick of it. one of the Dean's servants, for inquiring if John Til.

2dly. To talk of it seriously, gravely, and soberly. lotson was at home. His person, however, being de

3dly. Practically. scribed to the dean, he iminediately exclaiined, " It is

4thly. Seasonably. There is prudence and managemy worthy father," and running to the door to receive

ment in all things; and if we make choice of a conhim, he fell down upon his knees in the presence of his

vevient time to give physic to a man's body, much serrants, to ask his father's blessing.

more should we when we administer it to his soul. Dr. Favocett's Life of Oliver Heywood, p. 139.

That is a convenient time, when it is likely men will

be the better for what is said to them. For there are The celebrated Mr. John Howe was particularly inti. times when men are not likely to be the better but rather mate with Dr. Tillotson (afterwards Abp) in respect the worse, and to talk religion to them then, is both to whom the following anccdote is worthy of notice. to spill your physic, and injure your patient. The Dean, as he was then (1680), preached a sermon 5thly. To join along with it the great advantage of at Court, on Josh. xxiv, 15; in which he asserted, a good life, which will give weight to our words. that “no man is obliged to preach against the religion

Norris's Serm., vol. iv, of a country, though a false ove, unless he has the power of working miracles." King Charles slept most of

In prosperity, prepare for a change; in adversity, the tiine. When the sermon was over, a certain noble

hope for one. - Burgh's Dignit. Hum. Nat., p. 82. man said to him, “ It is a pity your Majesty slept, for we have had the rarest piece of Hobbism that you ever

The devil tempts the active and vigorous into his heard in your life." "Have you?" said the king, “ he shall

service, knowing what fit and proper instruments they

are to do his drudgery: but the slothful and idle, noprint it then;" and immediately called the Lord Chamberlain to give his command to the Dean for this pur

body having hired them or set them to work, lie in his pose. When the sermon came from the press, the

way, and he stumbles upon them as he goes about, aud Dean, as was usual with him, sent it as a present to

they do, as it were, offer themselves to his service; and Mr. Howe; who, on the perueal, was grieved to find a

having nothing to do, they even tempt the devil himself sentiment which had so ill a tendency, and drew up a

to tempt them, and to take them in his way.

Tillot., vol. iv, p. 464. long letter, in which he freely expostulated with the Dean for giving such a wound to the Reformation;

S. J. B*****.

p. 38.

INSCRIPTION UNDER THE PICTURE OF AN

SCRIPTURAL EDUCATION,
AGED NEGRO WOMAN.

A HINT TO TEACHERS.
Art thou a woman? So am I; aud all

Iudividual and national happiness, it is adınitted by That woman can be, I have been, or am ;

every intelligent person, depends principally on a proA daughter, sister, consort, mother, widow.

per education. Adınitting the Bible to have been given Whiche'er of these thou art, O be the friend

by divine inspiration, that education must be seriously Of one who is what thou canst never be !

defective, if not in many respects pernicious, which is Look on thyself, thy kindred, home, and country; not grounded on an extensive training by the Holy Then fall upon thy knees, and cry, “ Thank God, Scriptures. Infidels, in all cases, are grossly ignorant An English woman cannot be a slave!”

of the contents of the sacred volume: and though we Art thou a man? Oh! I have known, have lovd, are not of opinion that Infidelity is solely the fruit of And lost, all that to woman man can be ;

ignorance, we are certain it is so in a very great degree. A father, brother, husband, son, who shar'd

Infidelity arises from the natural alienation of the heart My bliss in freedom, and my woe in bondage : from God: but this fatal principle is pourished by ignoA childless widow now, a friendless slave.

rance, and especially by the absence of pure scriptural What shall I ask of thee; since I have nought knowledge. To lose but life's sad burthen; nought to gain

There is one work, Watts's SCRIPTURE HISTORY, But heaven's repose? These are beyond thy power. which especially we wish to recommend to the Teachers Me, wretched ! thou canst neither wrong nor help. of Youth of both sexes, as an invaluable lesson book. What then? Go to the bosom of thy family,

It is probably the most iustructive of the kind, and Gather thy little children round thy knees,

well adapted to serve as an introductory Commentary Gaze on their innocence, their cheerful eyes

ou the Bible. It may now he purchased in a very peat All fix'd on thine, and in their mother mark

form for a couple of shillings, with the explanatory plates The loveliest look that woman's face can wear,

annexed. At least once a week this might be read Her look of love beholding them and thee;

with incaleulable advantage to the young; and though Then at the altar of your household joys,

we do not undervalue the Histories of England, Greece, Vow one by one, vow altogether, vow

and Rome, as necessary class books, we are persuaded With heart and voice, eternal enmity

that Watts's little volume is beyond comparison supe. Against oppression by your brethren's hands :

rior in importance. Till man nor woman under British laws,

A FATHER, AND TEACHER. Nor son nor daughter born within her empire, Shall buy, or sell, or hold, or be, A Slave!

MONTGOMERY.

THE MOMENT OF DEATH. THE BLASPHEMER COT OFF IN HIS SIN.

“ How wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan."- Jer. xii, 5. MR. EDITOR, The following awful instance of unprepared

When on the verge of death I stand,

With Time's dread confine close at hand, death was related as a recent fact by the clergyman of

As then I pause on being's brink, the place where it occurred. Thinking it may be useful

Assist me, Saviour, as I sink. to some of your Readers, I beg to send you the particulars, as nearly as I can recollect them.

Speak but the word, in mercy say Sir

'is in the habit of visiting the village of Thou art my hope, my soul's blest stay: annually, and bringing with him about half a Oh! gently whisper I'm forgiv'n, dozen young men, profligates like himself. While these And point my parting soul to heav'n. misnamed gentlemen continue in the place they are the

There's not a cloud shall dim the way, , pest of the neighbourhood, polluting all the young people who come in their way. One of these dissolute

If thus I hear my Saviour say. young nien was sitting drinking with a party of others. Though lightning3 flash, though thunders roll, In a state of intoxication, he and another agreed, for a

Though earthquakes break from pole to pole, sum of money, to try their skill in blasphemy; the My soul serene shall then abide, prize to be given to him who should be unanimously If God my Saviour be my guide; considered to have poured out the most horrible impre- To meet Him, joyful I will fis, cations and blasphemies. The above mentioned young Scarce heeding life's last Aceting sigh. man, having been more accustomed to the scenes of high life than his antagonist, and being also perfectly Though dark, though drear, l'll hail the road familiar with all kinds of sea-slang, was unanimously

Which leads my spirit to its God; acknowledged conqueror.

And Death shall not a victory cry, Crowned with this hellish honour, he left the place; For I am conqueror when I die. but not reaching home so soon as was expected, a per

S. F. W. son was dispatched in search of him. The wretched man was found in a field near a ditch, QUITE DEAN, and a scythe near him. From the position of the body, it God is a substitute for all things : nothing is a subwas supposed, that he had taken up the scythe, intend- stitute for God." ing either to throw it into the ditch for a frolic, or to “Peace is a lovely thing; but truth is better than try his skill at a stroke; but, being in liquor, he had

peace. We must be men of war for the truth." fallen over on the scythe's sharp edge : for he was found lying in a pool of his own blood, with the main

London : Printed and Published by C. WOOD AND SON, Poppin's Court, artery of his thigh completely cut through. He must Fleet Street; to whom all Communications for the Editor (post paid) have died in a few minutes after the cut. Thus, in a should be addressed; — and sold by all Booksellers and .ewsmen in the

United Kiagdom. fit of drunkenness, and bearing off the prize as the

Hawkers and Dealers supplied on Wholesale Terms, in London, by STRILI most accomplished blasphemer, he was hurried into

Paternoster Row; BERGER, Holywell Street, Strand; F. BAISLER, eternity!

E. Daw.

124, Oxford Strect; and W.N. BAKER, 16, "City Road, Finsbury.

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MISSIONARY INSTITUTION AT BASLE, IN SWITZERLAND. GENERAL NOTICES OF SWITZERLAND. Switzerland is equally famous for its lakes : they are SWITZERLAND, the ancient Helvetia of Cæsar, by whose

numerous, and some of ihem of considerable magnitude, conquests and writings it has been rendered famous,

exhibiting on their borders the most enchanting landis bounded by France, Germany, Austria, and Italy.

scapes, whose heanties have repeatedly been celebrated It has been celebrated by travellers as the most pictu.

by writers of great respectability. The larger lukes

are those of resque and romantic country in Europe. It is considered the inpst. mountainous district in the globe ; Constance, length 45 miles, breadth 15 miles. though the Andes in South America, and the Hima- Geneva

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9 layas of Nepaul, in Northern India, may be more Neufchatel 25 stupendous and elevated than the Alps. The tuwering Zurich

25 Alps, crowned with everlasting snows, and rendered Lincerne :

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5 still more dreary by immense fields of ice, resembling a stormy sea, are contrasted with valleys of the most From its mountaius and valleys, Switzerland, as may luxuriant fertility and beauty; and the varied surface be expected, possesses almost every variety of clinate, of the whole, is such as would be sought in vain in yet the air is reckoned pure and salubrious. Delicious any other country upon earth.

fruits of various kinds, and excellent corn, abound in this Switzerland is about 200 miles long from east to west, country; but the principal wealth of the inhabitants and about 130 broad froin north to south. In the consists in their cattle. southern divisiou especially, the mountains Titlis,

Switzerland is divided into twenty-tivo provinces, Yungfrahorn, Shruckhorn, Monch, Eiger, Finsteraar, called Cantons, which form a confederacy for their Glockner, and Ostele, raise their lofty sunimits from mutual support and defence; and the government is 10,000 to 12,000 feet above the level of the sea; and administered by a General DieT, the Presideot of Mont Rasa, and Mont Blanc, are computed as having which is styled the Lundamman. The population of an elevation of more than 15,000 feet.

this country in 1828 amounted to 2,037,030. Vol. II.

LITERARY AND Religious Notices of SWITZERLAND.

hy Bullinger, a man worthy of that age. After labour.

ing for the faith of Christ, he died in the assured hope Switzerland, in a literary and religious point of view, of glory, in 1575. Death approaching, among other will be most interesting to the readers of the Christian's delightful things, he said, 'I rejoice exceedingly to be Penny Magazine. Its learned writers have been con- taken from this corrupt age, to get to my Saviour siderable, in consequence of liberty having been ex- Christ. I am sure that I shall see my Saviour Christ, tensively enjoyed by its inhabitants. Several of the

the saints, patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and all the name of Gegner have acquired great celebrity; among holy men who have lived from the beginning of the whom, Conrad Gesner, called the German Pliny, one of world. Since I am sure to partake of their felicity, the greatest writers on Natural History; and Solomon why should not I be willing to die, to enjoy their per. Gesner, a poet, called the German Theocritus. Para.

petual society in glory?" -- Church History through celsus, Bonnet, Hirzel, Haller, and Zimmerman, are all Ages, p. 205, 206. names well known as Physicians: the Bernoullis and Geneva was favoured with the last twenty-eight years Euler, celebrated mathematicians, were natives of this of the ministry of the great French Reformer. "Calvin country. Moser, a native of Schaffhausen, originated was singularly endowed, by the Father of lights, for the Royal ACADEMY OF Arts in London, of which he eminent services in the church of Christ. He was a died the keeper. Necker, the French financier, and man of extraordinary genius, immense learning, and De Lolae, author of the “Constitution of England,” flowing. eloquence; to which were added the most were natives of Switzerland: and Lavater, the phy- elevated piety, and indefatigable industry. All his siognomist, is known in every part of Europe.

talents were consecrated to the cause of Christ, from Among its celebrated divines and preachers, are 1534, when he embraced the doctrines of the Reformareckoned' Zuingle, Calvin, Bullinger, Beza, and the tion. He endured various persecutions from the king Turretines, father and son.

of France; to whom he dedicated his famous work, Religious professors in Switzerland are divided into entitled, 'Institutes of the Christian Religion,' and two classes, Protestants of the Reformed or Calvinistic in 1536, settled at Geneva. His numerous, learned, creed, and Roman Catholics. Of the former there are and orthodox commentaries, and other writings, rensaid to be 1,218,110, and of the latter 817,110, besides dered his name high authority; and, by his learning 1,810 Jews. The standard creed of the Protestants, and wisdom, he became the principal director to all the is the Helvetic Confession of Feith, agreeing in substance reformers, in every nation throughout Europe, after with the doctrinal articles of the Church of England, the death of Luther.” Ibid. p. 208. and with the Confession of Faith of the Church of Scot- The Protestant doctrines continued to be taught at land; and their discipline is Presbyterian, similar to Geneva, and through the several reformed cantons, the latter establishment.

especially under Beza, who succeeded Calvin and died “While Luther was labouring to promote the noble in 1605, and Turretin, another theological professor, work of reformation in Germany, God graciously who died in 1687, and his son, who died in 1737. But caused the light of evangelical truth to shine upon infidelity raging in France, scriptural religion declined Switzerland. In 1516, Zuinglius, a canon of Zurich, in Switzerland, through the lukewarm professors of of learning perhaps superior to Luther, and of like divinity becoming inclined to speculations rather than intrepidity of spirit, expounded the Scriptures, and to serious godliness. They gradually fell therefore into testified against the abominations of popery. Sainson, a system of neology, resembling Socinianism, whose an Italian monk, selling indulgences in Switzerlaud infidel creed many of them publicly countenanced. in 1617, roused the indignation of Zuinglius, who, This was especially the case ai Geneva : but a better being encouraged by some learned colleagues, who had state of things is arising in that lovely and romantic been educated in Germany, boldly opposed the impious country. traffic.

“The canton of Berne has been distinguished for ac“Pope Adrian in vain endeavoured to gain Zuinglius tivity in the cause of Christ, by circulating the Scripby promises. He employed Faber, afterwards bishop tures, and promoting a missionary spirit. A Bible of Vienna, to dispute with him; but the reformer, Society was formed at Basle in 1804, and others have appealing to the word of God, was unconquered. He since been instituted at Berne, Zurich, and several published his sentiments in 1523, iu sixty-seven par- other places. ticolars, all confirmed by passages of Holy Scripture. "An evangelical Missionary Society has been formed

“At Basil, in 1520, Wolfgang, Capito, and Eco- at Basle, from which several worthy missionaries have lampadius, introduced the doctrines of the Reformation been sent forth, six of whom were ordained in 1822, with success.

to labour ainong the ignorant people ou the shores of “In 1522, Hofmeister published them in Schaff. the Caspian sea. hausen, and Haller maintained them in Berne.

Dr. Malan, an erangelical minister of Geneva, has “The Cantons of Zurich, Basil, Berne, Schaffhausen, been for many years a zealous and successful labourer and also parts of Appenzel and Glaris, having embraced in that city, but not without molestation. On account the Reformation, were obnoxious to the nine popish of his noble stand for the gospel of Christ, he was cantons, who took up arms to compel theın to return to deposed from his office as regent of the college, dethe Catholic church. They were resisted by the troops prived of his ministerial character in the church, and of the reformed party. Zuinglius accompanied them he is indebted to the indulgence only of the governas chaplain, in 1531, and fell in one of their engage- ment for the degree of toleration he has enjoyed, in inents. The papists found him lying among the being suffered to preach in a chapel which has been wounded, with eyes uplifted to heaven ; and as he built for him without the walls.' Many religious tracts would not comply with their wishes, to confess to the have been composed and circulated in great numbers, Virgin Mary, they murdered him. The same year, both in Switzerland and in France, by Dr. Malan, and many having perished on both sides by the sword, á chiefly at his own expense. But the visits of that dis. peace was concluded, on the condition that each tinguished preacher to England, have excited a lively canton should retain its own form of religion. The iuterest in favour of the Swiss, and considerable assist celebrated Helvetic Confession of Faith was prepared ance has been rendered to them by British Christians. and adopted by their synod in 1566.

“ Persecution in vexatious forms has arisen in various "Zuinglius was succeeded in the church of Zurich, parts of Switzerland, and some of those ministers who

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