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dresses at public meetings, might be Shadwell, on the Occusion of the Death of expected to pervade the more copious the Rev. John Hyatt. By Charles Hyatt. intelligence contained in this volume; 8vo. pp. 56. Price 1s. d.- This is an and we can assure our readers that they affectionate and honourable tribute by will not be disappointed. It is our de- Mr. Hyatt to the memory of his brother. sign to present, in a future number, a Some particulars, we think, might with more elaborate notice of the work; but advantage have been omitted ; but we we deem it a duty devolving on us, to doubt not that the author had reasons for the cause of missions in general, and to all his disclosures. As a more extended Mr. Ellis in particular, to direct the account of Mr. Hyatt is expected, we immediate attention of all classes to this forbear making extracts from the meinteresting narrative. The author has morial before us. As a funeral sermon, more than ordinary claims on the liberal it differs, we think advantageously, from notice of the public; and we trust, for ordinary discourses of this kind, by a his sake, and for the honour of the cause more copious detail of biographical illusof missions, the sale will be commen- tration. In the present instance, the *surate with its merits. The volume is fraternal relation of the preacher to the respectably printed, and the price, we deceased, gave him ample sources of infear, such as to afford a very inadequate formation; and his narrative will be read and deficient remuneration.
by the friends by his departed relative MISSIONARY PORTRAITS; or, Brief with interest and satisfaction. Memoirs of the late Rev. Robert Hamp- Deism REFUTED; or, Plain Reasons son, and the Rev. John Ince, employed in for being a Christian. By T. H. Horne, the East, under the Patronage of the "M. A. Seventh Edition. pp. 245.- At a London Missionary Society. By W. Roby. time when infidelity, overpowered by the 12mo. pp. 97. Price 1s. 60.-The above- weight of those arguments which it has named missionaries were members of so long endeavoured to crush, is become the church under the pastoral care of the sceptical of its own scepticism, and no highly-esteemed author, who has pre- longer attempting to convince the judgsented this interesting memorial to the ment of man, has taken refuge in the public. It is in every respect such as unhallowed recesses of his passions, it might be expected from the pen of Mr. becomes, more than ever, the duty of Roby. The “ portraits” are drawn with every Christian, to endeavour to expel fidelity, and exhibit the features of moral it, from this, its last and strongest bold, and intellectual character, in that style since the more it addresses itself to the of expression, and with that good “keep- depraved propensities of mankind, the ing,” which are most accordant with an more pernicious must be its influence, enlightened and judicious taste. The and the more disastrous its results. As deceased missionaries were men of re- long, indeed, as infidelity proclaims to spectable attainments, and eminent spi- its deluded followers an emancipation rituality; and mysterious were the dis- from every moral and religious dutypensations of Providence, which so soon as long as it enables them to grasp the removed them from the spheres of their pleasures of this world, without awakenhonourable labour. From the dedica ing in their bosoms the sting of the tion of the work before us, it appears worm that dieth not, it will never want that no less than twelve members of the effective co-operation of the passions Mr. Roby's church have“ devoted them- of mankind - it will never want the selves to the arduous work of evangeliz- countenance of the profligate and the ing the heathen.” We congratulate our unprincipled for its admirers and disrespected friend on this distinguished
ciples. Religion sanctifies and ennobles
ciples. Religion can honour, and trust that still“ greater the character, and imparts a moral things than these" will crown the even- grandeur to the whole man, which is ing of his life, and constitute on earth but vainly attempted by the feeble helps his rich reward for the eminent services of philosophy. The enemies of Chriswhich he has so uniformly and so efficient- tianity have perceived this, and endealy rendered to the cause of christian mis
mis- vour, by giving an unbounded licence sions. To all who are interested in that to the passions, to lessen and destroy the cause, we cordially recommend these dignity of virtue, that on its ruins they “ Brief Memoirs.”
may erect their temple to vice and imThe ConnexION BETWEEN MINI- morality; and it is consequently the STERIAL CHARACTER AND Success; young, and the heedless, and the base, a Discourse, delivered at Ebenezer Chapel, who too often fall a sacrifice to the influence of their powerful but erring ap- „On the 4th of November Mr. Montpeals; and to them the present volume gomery attained his fifty-fourth year, may prove a valuable blessing. If they and it was a splendid anniversary for will separate, for an instant, their judg- him, as he then received a public, corment from their passions if they will dial, and unbought tribute of respect carefully weigh and examine the com- from his fellow-townsmen of every rank parative evidences of Christianity and in life. On that occasion, they united to infidelity, as they are found in this vo- celebrate, at the festive board, the birthlume, we do not fear the result. Mr. day of one who for thirty years had Horne's work has been so long before dwelt amongst them, not only to give the public, and its merits so universally classic associations to their town, by his allowed, that any analysis of it would be poetry and patriotism, but by his piety superfluous. The rapid sale of the for- and philanthropy to advance the promer editions will be a sufficient recom gress of every benevolent and holy work mendation.
which has grown up amongst them durMEMORIAL OF THE Loss Of The ing that interesting period. We are happy COMET STEAM PACKET. By A. Perrey, that the eloquent speeches delivered by A.M. 18mo. 96 pp. boards. Price 1s. 6d. Lord Milton, Mr. Montgomery, and the -This cheap little volume consists of other gentlemen who took part in that three parts. The first is a narrative of festival, are thus preserved. Indeed, the fatal catastrophe, which is related Mr. M.'s address, which includes a rewith much feeling, and must excite a view of his public life through more than deep and sympathizing interest in the twelve pages, must be interesting to mind of every reader. The second and every one who admires,--and who does third parts consist of two discourses, not admire?-his poetry. To the report which appear to have been delivered
of the “ Proceedings," is added Mr. M.'s with a view to the religious improve
“ Farewell Address" to the readers of ment of that mysterious providence; but the Sheffield Iris, which was published in we have no information to what audience the last number of that newspaper bethey were addressed. They contain many
fore he resigned the office of editor, impressive and eloquent passages, and
which he held for one-and-thirty years. we trust this Memorial will prove extensively useful.
PREPARING FOR PUBLICATION. Tae LABYRINTH, OR Popish CIRCLE;
An Enquiry into the consistency of those being a Confutation of the assumed Infallibility of the Church of Rome. Trans
persons who call themselves Baptists, with
reference to the late publications of Messrs. lated from the Latin of Simeon Epis
Gibbs, Birt, and Cox; to which is added, copius. By Richard Watson. 8vo. 24 pp. a Brief Statement of Baptism, by question Price 6d. -Episcopius was the first pro and answer, By Thomas Eisdell, of Twyfessor of theology amongst the Armi. ford, Berks.--A volume of sermons, by nians, and by his learning, genius, and the Rev. J. G. Foyster, A. M. minister of eloquence, placed himself amongst the Trinity Chapel, -- An Address, delivered remonstrant divines, second only to the to the Young Gentlemen of the Profounders of that denomination. The
testant Dissenters' Grammar School, Mill tract before us was originally designed
Hill, Feb. 2, 1826. By the Rev. William for popular use, and was therefore
Orme. A Course of Lectures, contem
plating the Christian in Christ, in the written in the Dutch language. It was
Closet, in the Family, in the Church, in afterwards translated into Latin, and
the World, in Prosperity, in Adversity, in with his other works published, in two bis Spiritual Sorrows, in his Spiritual Joys, volumes folio, at Amsterdam, 1650. in Death, in the Grave, and in Glory. By We think Mr. Watson has done well in William Jay - A few further Remarks on translating it for cheap circulation ; for, the subject of the Turkish Version of the as he observes, “it is perbaps one of the New Testament, printed at Paris in 1819, best specimens of the dilemma or cor in reply to certain positions advanced by rected kind of argument which can be Dr. Henderson in defence of his Appeal to produced ; and it possesses the merit of
the Bible Society.--A new and improved uniting brevity with a plainness which
edition of Morris's Life of the Rev. An
drew Fuller ; with an Appendix, containlies level to every capacity.”
ing some pieces never before printed.-PROCEEDINGS at a Public Dinner A brief descriptive History of Holland, in given to Mr. James Montgomery, in ap letters from Grandfather to Marianne, probation of his public and private virtues, during an excursion in the summer of held at Sheffield, Nov. 4, 1825. Price 1s, 1819.
New SERIES, No.16.
RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. .
www eXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM ITALY. amongst the most devout of the people; Italy not romantic--Artists are sacred charac- - and in the worst times of the banditti, in
ters--The union of superstition and crime-- the worst place, the ueighbourhood of Sacred puppets--The amusement called Tao Moladi Gaeta, whoever went to a certain bleaux--Its profane application .
chapel amongst the mountains were sure Italy, Jan. 8, 1826. to go and return in safety, though, had My romantic friends in England will be their business been other than devotion, wofully disappointed, if they calculate on they would assuredly have beem mur. hearing the adventures of a captured wan dered. I bave seen the people here rushderer, or expect that I shall, on my re ing from the festivities and debaucheries of turn, describe to them the interior of a Christmas eve, to the solemn mass of the robber's care, or detail the secrets of a Nativity, and staggering up to the altar horde of banditti. Banditti do exist in in a state of stupid intoxication, their these places, and robberies and murders
rooms, in which they eat and drink on the are sometimes committed; but not in any occasion to a most disgusting excess, are degree equal to the imaginations of our
lighted only by the brilliant tapers that English novel readers. Travelling in Italy,
surround the image of the Virgin-a neI fear, would be a dull thing to a young cessary piece of furniture in every house, lady from an English boarding-school. even in the tavern and brothel; so that She might go right on from Mont Cenis their very excesses are committed, as it to the extremity of Calabria, without once were, by a religious light. When they being put in terror for her life, or having have spent their last farthing in the lottery, any account to write home to her friends and robbed their families of the hope of more awful than that of having been over to-morrow's food, they go to the Virgin, run with fleas and bugs, and well bitten
tell her what numbers they have pur. by musquitos. Eren Vesuvius bas grown chased, and intreat her to make them come sulky. He who once did growl and
up prizes. These are things that we know smoke, and has oftentimes vomited fire, little of in England. Religion, I grant, is and ashes, and burning lava, for the not unfrequently, even in England, taken amusement of the ladies, and the destruc up as a mask for villany ; but this mixtion of the inhabitants ; even he has given ture of crime and devotion, vice and up his character of terror, and sits in piety, are only to be found where the Pope silent majesty, bearing vineyards on his is the head of the Church, and the priest the bosom, and spreading around him abun
master of the conscience. dance and joy, unmoved by the prayers, The first instance of this extraordinary sighs, and wishes of the northern senti- sort of mixture was presented to me long mentalists. In sober truth, the poetry before I got into Italy. It was at Marand the romance of Italy depend on the tigny, in the Catholic part of Switzerland. minds people bring to it; and if they can. A sort of fair was going on in the village ; not find enjoyment in the simple scenes of and in front of one of the booths was a nature, let them do it up (as the phrase Punchinello, which was made to hold a is) as fast as they can, and get back to conversation with the clown of the show. novels and tea-drinking.
This conversation consisted of the grossest An artist has great advantages in Italy. ribaldry, and the most offensive jokes. I He is, like the bard of old, a sacred and was retiring from it in disgust, when the protected character. Painting mingles up clown suddenly stopped, and, addressing so much with their devotion, that the the people, told them they were only professors of it come in for a share of taking up their time, while they should their respect. I never heard of but one be within witnessing the show, which, he artist falling among thieves ; and he only assured them, would be edifying and from his unfortunate resemblance to Mu amusing, as it consisted of matters conrat's secretary, for whom they took him. nected with their salvation. He told them The robbers kept him some time confined that the puppets were to represent the hisin the recesses of the mountains, until he tory of our Saviour; beginning with the convinced them that he was not the per- adoration of the shepherds, and ending son for whom they had mistaken him with the agony in the garden, and the They were at lengtii satisfied ; and, after dreadful tragedy of the crucifixion ; all of making him draw all their portraits, let which he described with precision, feeling, him go, without exacting any ransom. and energy. I could hardly believe they
You will possibly be shocked at my were the lips which, the moment before, connecting robbers with religion ; but, had been the vehicle of indecent jokes and however dreadful, it is nevertheless true, blasphemous merriment. Nor is this that devotion, in Catholic countries, is mixture of things sacred with things made to consist with the indulgence of every profane entirely confined to the lower vice, and the commission of every crime. classes. I was at
the other night, The genti di coltillo (men of the knife) are where were assembled all the beauty and fashion of the place, to witness what of religion, should still wear the oppresis called Tableaux. This is a species of sive and galling yoke of slavery, and, amusement unknown in England. The with their yet unborn progeny, be doomed end of a large room is formed into a stage, to endure all the physical and moral evils on which pictures of Raphael, Correggio, incident to such a state, without any adeand other celebrated painters, are repre- quate protection by law, and without any sented by beautiful living characters, who effective means of redress, and to be virplace themselves so as to form the com• tually excluded from the blessings which position of the picture. The actors, in the flow from early moral instruction, from present instance, were the lovely family of the acknowledged sanctity of the marthe host. To a painter's eye, nothing can riage life, and from the exercise of the be more fascinating. The curtain is rights of conscience, and uncontrouled drawn only for a few moments, and the religious worship. That although your fleeting vision of beauty and grace affects petitioners might call the attention of your the mind like the work of enchantment. Honourable House to the manifold objecTo see the finest inventions of the best tions which obviously suggest themselves painters made tangible-put into flesh, to the monoply granted to the West India and blood, and substance it was so new à planters in the British market, and to the thing to me, that my imagination was enormous burthens thus imposed upon the carried away with it. I was in a trance of people of Great Britain, they nevertheless delight. Unhappily, the illusion was ab- content themselves with most humbly ruptly destroyed by an instance of bad urging upon your Honourable House the taste, that turned the whole current of my still higher considerations of humanity, feelings, and made my blood run cold. liberty, and religion, not doubting that They had represented many subjects, these will have their due weight in proclassical as well as sacred. At length they curing for the negro slaves that legislative came to a fine composition, of Albert Du- protection which is pledged to this unrer's, of Christ in the garden. The whole happy portion of our fellow subjects, by was beautifully arranged. The three dis- the unanimous resolution of Parliament of ciples were asleep, and the figure of our May 1823, that so they may be delivered, Saviour in the attitude of prayer. In at the earliest moment that the claims of the bill of the entertainment that was cir- justice will allow, from the incalculable culated in the room, there was put at this evils of a state of bondage, and be raised subject the word “ Pantomime," which to a full participation of the civil and reliwe were soon made to understand. The gious rights and privileges which are enman who represented the figure of Christ joyed by any other classes of his Majesty's began to act the passion of our Saviour !! subjects. I quite started back with horror; but so “And your petitioners will ever pray, &c." little were my feelings entered into by the
FURTHER SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR THE foreign part of the audience, that the cur
EXILED swiss MINISTERS. tain dropped amidst clapping of hands, We are requested by the Committee to and every demonstration of applause. acknowledge the following subscriptions
received since our last. THE DISSENTERS PETITION AGAINST
£ s. d. SLAVERY.
Brought from the last stateOn Tuesday evening, March 7, Mr.
:..... . 146 18 2 W. Smith presented the following petition
Mr. Anthony Kidd
. . 1 0 0 to the House of Commons, from the Dis- Mr. Pilling, Manchester, in adsenting Ministers of the Three Denomina- dition to his former donations tions in and about London and West- of £3. and £5. . . . 5 0 0 minster, as agreed to at their meeting Rev. John Wilson, Matlock . 2 2 0 in February last.
Roger Lee, Esq. . . " That your petitioners feel it to be A Friend, by Rev. H. Evisov . 2 0 0 their duty to express their deep and pain- Mrs. Silver, 'Walsham, by Rev. ful regret that slavery should continue to Dr. Winter . exist in any part of the British dominions ; A Disciple . . because they consider such a degraded A Friend .
. . 0 2 6 condition of society utterly incompatible Rev. D. Holmes and Friends, with the principles of natural rights, di- Farringdon, Berks. .
3 7 6 rectly opposed to the genius of Christianity, and hostile to the spirit of the
£168 11 2 British constitution. That your peti- Remitted to Paris, a second tioners regard it as in the highest degree
sum, for distribution to sufdishonourable to the character of their
ferers, described in the last country, that upwards of eight hundred
Report; but further particuthousand of their fellow subjects, equally
lars are expected soon. . 110 0 0 entitled with themselves to share in the advantages of freedom, and the blessings
Remaining . L58 11 2
RETURN OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP BLONDE tion, which it is proposed to submit to
FROM THE SANDWICH ISLANDS. this meeting as proper to be adopted ; and, By the return of His Majesty's ship after what you have heard, I have little Blonde from the Pacific Ocean the public more to do than to say, that it embodies will obtain some additional information re- the resolutions which have now been specting the Sandwich Islands. After hay. passed, and that from the bottom of my ing visited Woahoo, with the remains of heart, I do most sincerely approve of all the late King and Queen, the Blonde pro- that the Society has done--of all that it is ceeded to the island of Owhyhee, (about now doing-and of the great work, which three days run,) and refitted there; she an. I trust it is yet destined to accomplish. chored in one of the hoest bays in the (Applause.) The fact is, my Lord, we world, now called Byron's Bay. It is a have now come to that stage in the history most safe position, and its rich and beau- of this great question, at which all doubts tifully varied scenery, has obtained for it as to its material features are removed. the appellation of “ The Eden of the I do not say, that we have come to the time Sandwich Islands.” In the neighbourhood at which the railer is to be silent, or the of this bay the island is in the highest state selfish man is to avow that he is conof fertility; but the natives are in nearly futed ; but I do say, tbat we are come to the same state as when discovered by that stage in which no person, without Captain Cook in 1779. An American Mis: plainly professing to resign bis understandsionary had arrived there about six months ing-can say, “ I am still a friend of the since, whose instructions, under the divine slave trade." (Immense applause.). blessing, it is to be hoped, will advance About a year or two ago, his Majesty's their civilization, as bas been the case Government required the Colonial authowith the natives of Woahoo. The Blonde rities to send to Parliament a statement of then returned to Woahoo, and Lord Byron what had been done for the amelioration took leave of the King, Regent, and of the slaves. They have sent that stateChiefs, and fulfilled the purport of his ment; and we now see, under their own visit to the islands, in the highest degree hand-writing, how true the former statesatisfactory to them, and beneficial to the ments were--(and if we should only know country. The Blonde was literally laden them by their own account, we must surely with stock and provisions of every kind by judge the more candidly of them !). We the natives, who refused payment for any hare it on the official report of the local thing they could supply the ship. Ld. Byron authorities in the West Indies themselves ; then visited Karakakoa Bay, where Captain and the essence of these reports is to be Cook was killed, and erected a humble and found in a book lately published, the name simple monument to the memory of the of which, you will all observe, for I beg great circumnavigator. The natives of you will all read it for yourselves, it is the island having embraced Christianity, entitled, “A Picture of Negro Slavery. the Regent gave permission to visit the drawn by the Colonists themselves.” This sacred sepulchre, and take therefrom pamphlet any body may read in the course whatever relics of their former religion he of about two hours ; it consists of about wished to possess. The sanctuary was 150 pages, of which I should snppose, filled with their various gods, “ the work upon a guess, not twenty are written by of man's hands ;” some manufactured any other persons than the colonists themof wicker work and feathers, others carved selves. These pages contain the evidence, of wood, with numerous articles which had by the West Indian planters, why Great been made sacred, by being offered to them, Britain should not now interfere !' These in acts of gratitude, for success in fishing, pages contain the proofs, that they are hunting, and the other occupations of now going on perfectly well! Now, my their simple life. But the article which Lord, if tbere be one person in the room, most struck the visitors as remarkable, who has not yet read every page of that was an English consecrated drum, The terrible record, that person has not done temple was despoiled of most of its former what charity asks; but what justice desacred treasures, which are brought to mands on behalf of the famiy of man. England in the Blonde.
(Applause.) Since the commencement of Speech OF H. COCKBURN, ESQ. ON SLAVERY.
the long annals of human atrocity, I do not
believe that such a picture ever met the We have received from a correspondent
human eye! in Edinburgh, the following verbatim . There was an old Italian poet, who had report of a truly eloquent and heart
passed through many personal sufferings, moving speech, delivered by HENRY and who lived in the most troublous era of Cockburn, Esq. advocate, at the meet his country's history, who was possessed ing of the Anti-Slavery Society in that of a fertile and gloomy imagination, and city, on the 2d ult]
who with the pen of fiction sat down to The learned gentleman, in addressing the embody in words all the terrible concephonourable Chairman, Lord Roseberry, tions of his soul. This man chose to exerspoke as follows :-
cise his genius, by supposing his enemies My Lord,--I hold in my hand a petic and huinan criminals placed in an aerial