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consequently, both members and seat, long since recorded our opinion of this holders, and even those who were neither unhappy case, which the lapse of many members nor seat-holders, trusted their pro- months, and the abatement of public perty, bona fide, under the guarantee or
interest respecting it, have not alsuperintendence of that house. When the
tered. trust.deed was executed, no one could fore
SELECT SERMONS. Vol. I. Containsee what has since taken place; yet the design and intent of that deed 'is abun- ing fifteen Sermons on various important dantly evident ; namely, that they might, Subjects. 12mo. Half-bound. thereby, be secured in the use of that
BUNYAN'S HEART's Ease in Heart house, for a place of public worship, un- Trouble, &c. . 18mo. Bourds. 1s. der the minister of their own choice. STORIES FROM SWITZERLAND, from Now, according to the sworn affidavits of the French of the Author of " the Two the plaintiffs in the Chancery suit, that Old Men.” Half-bound. house cost upwards of £8,000 sterling, A PRESENT FOR THE YOUNG. Halfand was built at the expense of the con- bound. gregation; and is it not well known that
These little volumes are from the the congregation did not acquiesce in the
With Religious Tract Society's press. How sentence of the Synod, but remained with their minister? And it ought to be known, far the Committee of that Institution that those four plaintiffs, who ultimately
are justified in departing from the simobtained possession of the chapel, which ple object of its institution, by the pubcost upwards of £8,000., never advanced lication of books, is too grave a question or paid £50. sterling in aid of its erection. for us to discuss in this passing manner. Does not every empty pew in that house, The work of Bunyan needs not our while it stares the stranger in the face, commendation.-- The “Select Sermons" proclaim, with a loud voice, that this are from the discourses of eloquent and house is neither built by nor for the ex
evangelical divines; but we doubt wheclusive use of its present occupants ?. By ther they are, in point of length and what process, then, has the result of Mr. style, quite adapted to the class of readFletcher's indefatigable and exemplary labours, the liberal contributions made
ers for which, we presume, they are from the hard earnings of many hundreds
designed. of members and seat-holders, and the
The books for children please us betfree-will offerings of many more, who were
ter, and are embellished with spirited neither members nor seat-holders, be. wood-engravings, and are, altogether, come the exclusive right of a few individu- got up” in a very attractive form, well als, whose contributious to the building calculated to please their little readers. were as a drop in the bucket, or the small dust in the balance ? How is the PREPARING FOR PUBLICATION. right of the property transferred from the Memoirs of the late Rev. John Townmany to the few; from those who laboured send, upwards of forty years minister of for it, to those who laboured not? May Jamaica-Row Chapel, Bermondsey. Writit not truly be said of the latter, that they ten by Himself. In one thick 8vo. voare like the lilies who toiled not, neither lume, price 12s. These Memoirs will did they spin ? yet they are protected in consist of Original Documents left in the the possession of that house, while those hand-writing of the deceased, the details who did both are excluded. In the eye of of which commence with his entrance into the eternal law of righteousness, has pot Christ's Hospital, and come down almost that trust-deed been violated; has not the to the close of his valuable life. They object thereof been subverted; and bave will be found to contain highly instructive not those who have taken part with them' notices of the rise and progress of most who have done so, made themselves par- of the Religious and Charitable Institutakers of their sin ?"
tions of the age.--A History of the Re
volution in Ireland, in 1688-9; partly Our readers will not be surprised, from Materials hitherto unpublished, and after this, to learn that, although Mr. with an introductory Chapter. By John Stewart was permitted to attend the O'Driscol, Esq.- A Picturesque and Synod, « and to support his petition, highly-finished Engraving, representing viva voce, in the presence of that learned the North-West Front of the newly erectand reverend body, not one member of ed College at Highbury. The building which permitted a single breath to will be accurately delineated from the oriescape, calculated to embarrass the ginal drawings of the Architect, John speaker, or to interrupt him in his sim. Davies, Esq. The Plate to be executed in ple oration,” yet, “ on a motion being
the line manner, by Messrs. Storers; size made that the petition be dismissed permission, to Thomas Wilson, Esq. Trea
13 inches by 8 inches. To be inscribed, by without discussion, it was agreed, dis- surer of the College. Price to Subscribers miss, nemine contra dicente.” We have 8s. Proofs on India Paper 128.
THE BIBLE SOCIETY IN
then refers to the “ General regulations of the army," under the head of “ Attend
ance of regiments and detachments, &c." We are afflicted to learn, that the Em- He quotes a clause, “that no soldier peror Nicholas has ordered, by a decree professing the Roman Catholic religion, of the 24th of April, that the proceedings shall be compelled to attend the divine of the Bible Society be suspended till worship of the Church of England, but further orders, that an exact account shall
that every such soldier shall be at full li. be made of their real and personal pro- berty to attend the worship of Almighty perty, and a report made upon it. The
God according to the forms prescribed by sale of Bibles in Sclavonian, Russian, and his religion :" He adds ;-" Tbis exother languages spoken in the empire, is, ception, however, in favour of the Roman however, still permitted.
Catholics, is the only one I find; and all
other cases, if I mistake not, are to be EXILED SWISS MINISTERS.
understood as falling under the general reThe communication on this interesting gulation :" Officers commanding detachsubject came too late for insertion. We ments and parties are responsible for the propose to give it next month. We have due attendance of the men under their only room for the statement of sums orders at the parish churches nearest to received.
their quarters.” He considers every pres. Acknowledged in the last
byterian mecting in England or Ireland as number
£113 7 2 “ a dissenting meeting ;”. and suggests D. Edwards, Esq., Newport,
“ the expediency of enforcing the regulaMonmouth.
5 0 0 tion." Mr. Dowle, Newport.
0 10 0 The Adjutant General, in his letter to
General Thornton, after referring to the £118 17 2
letter of the Chaplain General, says : " His R. H. the Commander in Chief
entirely concurs therein; and directs, that PRESBYTERIAN
the 720, in common with other regiments SOLDIERS.
similarly circumstanced, attend the parish In the month of August last, a Major church of Belfast : the arrangement, of the 72d regiment, quartered at Belfast, whereby it was permitted to attend the communicated to Dr. Hanna, (minister of Presbyterian church having necessarily one of the presbyterian congregations in terminated with its removal from Scotthat place, their desire to attend his land.” meeting-house, and to consider him as On the ensuing Sunday, the 72d regitheir chaplain. He accordingly had a se- ment, in which there are only 71 officers parate service for them; attended their and men of the English Established hospital and school ; had a Sunday School Church, and 681 officers and men who are in the barracks, and applied to the Cap. Presbyterians, was marched to the parish tains to give certificates to such of the church.
as they thought proper to be ad- Upon this, Dr. Hanna addressed a letter mitted to the sacrament. Things conti- to the Duke of York, in which he renued in this state till the end of January. cited the circumstances of the settlement About the beginning of February, copies of Presbyterians in Ulster, to show that of certain letters were received by the offi- they have not seceded from the Established cer commanding the regiment; one was Church, to which they never belonged ; from the Chaplain General, addressed to but are a branch of the Church of Scot. Sir H. Torrens; another from the Adju. land, a sister church to the Church of tant General's office, in Dublin, addressed England. “ Though they are Nonconto General Thornton, Armagh.
formists, they are not Dissenters;" and The Chaplain General states, that every Presbyterian Meeting, is not a “ the 72d regiment, now quartered in Dissenting Meeting.” He stated, that Belfast, upon the plea of its being a the practice bas hitherto been, when the Scotch, and consequently a presbyterian principal part of a regiment or detachcorps, have attended divine service at Dr. ment have been Presbyterians, they have, Hanna's meeting, instead of going to the in all places in Ireland, attended public parish church, or to the place where the worship in Presbyterian meeting-houses, regular parochial minister, as his letter and the ministers have received the usual states, was prepared at the usual hour, to allowance granted to Chaplains, which perform a separate service, according to must have been well known to the public The rites of the Church of England.” He offices. This was, he believed, the first in
stance, in which a Presbyterian regiment 2. Officers commanding detachments in Ireland was removed from a Presby- and parties are responsible for the due atterian place of worship, and ordered to go tendance of the men under their orders at to the parish church.
the parish churches nearest to their quarThe general enforcement of this regu- ters. lation, he added, would subject English regiments in Scotland to the necessity of
Vide General Regulations and Orders marching to the parish kirks nearest
for the Army, dated Horse Guards, their quarters. Lastly, he stated the ex
1st January, 1822. citement that this proceeding_must occa- On March 4, 1826, Sir H. Taylor wrote sion; which would lead the Presbyterians to Dr. Hanna that the Commander in to take every constitutional mode of ob- Chief had communicated with the Chaptaining redress, both here and in Scot- lain-General, in consequence of Dr. land ; and the impolicy of risking dis- Hanna's letter, and seen the letter from content and disunion among Protestants the Dean of Carlisle, and refers to its conin Ireland.
tents, as being in strict conformity to his Dr. Hanna also wrote to the Chaplain- own sentiments. General, Dr. Hodgson, Dean of Carlisle, On the 13th or 14th of March, Dr. (Feb. 18.) to the same general purport Hanna called a meeting of the Presbywith the above, but more at large on terian ministers in Belfast, who appointed the consequences of the regulation; the him, and two other ministers, to prepare harmony subsisting between the Presby- materials to be submitted to a further terian and Episcopal churches; the conse- meeting on the 16th. The intention was quences of division among Protestants, to have a general meeting of the Presbyand the practicability of accommodating terians of the town and neighbourhood, both. After stating the various duties to consider what should be done; but the that he performed for the regiment, he intervention of the Antrim and Down asadds, “While thus employed, two docu. sizes occasioned that meeting to be dements were sent to me for signature, ferred. It was also thought advisable to about the 26th Dec., containing returns of wait for answers to letters, which it was the attendance of the soldiers, certified understood had been written to men in by Colonel Calvert, and an application, I office, by the agent for the distribution of presume, in the usual manner, for the al- His Majesty's Royal Bounty to the Preslowance granted to acting Chaplains; byterian body, and by the Moderator of these I signed and transmitted to you. the Synod of Ulster. have not been honoured with any reply. At a subsequent meeting, April 3, it was May I request your attention to this, and thought prudent to prolong the time, and an answer to these applications. It is three ministers were deputed to confer no part of my design to gain any emo- with Mr. Brownlow, Colonel Forde, and lument to myself or my brethren. We Lord A. Hill, Members of Parliament for think nothing of any emolument, com- the counties of Armagh and Down, who pared with an invaluable religious privi- arrived in Belfast next day. They ex. lege. All we ask is, that Presbyterians pressed themselves very willing to forward in the army may be allowed to worship the wishes of the ministers on their arGod according to their consciences, and rival in London ; but shortly after a comthat Presbyterian ministers may have the munication was received, intimating that privilege of preaching and administering the subject had been taken into considerthe ordinances to those of their commu- ation at Head Quarters, and that the same nion in Presbyterian regiments."
liberty was granted to the Presbyterians as In his reply to Dr. Hanna's communi- to the Roman Catholics, but that no money cation, (March 21,) Dr. Hodgson inclosed could be issued, except to established micopies of the two regulations, and ex- nisters. pressed his opinion that “much irregu- . Thus has this point been settled, much Jarity and confusion would ensue if a dif- to the satisfaction of the Presbyterians ferent principle were adopted." "The and the honour of Governinent. It was certificates (he said) were forwarded with- one in which not only the Scotch regiout delay to the Secretary at War, with a ments, when quartered in Ireland, were recommendation for payment, and that deeply interested, but also the soldiers enthey were still under the consideration of listed'in the North of Ireland, who form his Lordship.”
a very numerous body; and likewise the The Regulations are as follows:
militia regiments of Ulster, which are
230 Sept. 1796. principally composed of Presbyterians. 1. The Commanding Officer of every The agitation of this business in the Ge. separate regiment in quarters will attend neral Synod of Ulster, the Secession with his regiment at some parish church, Synod of Ireland, and the General Assemor employ a neighbouring clergyman to bly of the Church of Scotland, which perform divine service to the men. would have been followed by petitions to
Virie collection of Regulations, dated both Houses of Parliament, has thus been
War Office, 25th April, 1807. happily prevented; and the good under:
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY
TION IN LONDON AND ITS VICINITY.
standing at present prevailing between the concur--" That this meeting hears with Presbyterian and Episcopal Churches con- pleasure of the effective agency of Continues without interruption.
gregational Associations, in furtherance of the objects of this Society, and desires to
urge upon the pastors and churches of the FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN INSTRUC- metropolis, the importance of forming si
milar Auxiliaries for promoting the bene
ficial influence of this Institution in their The first Anniversary of this important own immediate neighbourhoods.” The Society, was held at the City of London Rev. S. Curwen, of Barbican Chapel, and Tavern, on Tuesday evening, June 27th, the Rev. J. Blackburn, supported the mowhen W. A. Hankey, Esq. took the Chair. tion of thanks to the Chair. After which The business of the evening having been the numerous audience retired much gratiopened by prayer, Mr. J. Pitman, one of fied with the business of the evening, and the Secretaries, read an interesting re- with the success and prospects of the Soport, from which it appears that eight ciety. Associations are now united to promote Subscriptionsand Donations, also books, the objects of this Society, viz. At Bar. magazines, and tracts, will be thankfully bican Chapel, Claremont Chapel, Tun- received by Thomas Challis, Esq. Treabridge Chapel, Eagle Street Chapel, Gate surer, 24, Artillery Place, Finsbury Street Chapel, White Row, Saffron Hill, Square, or by the Secretaries, the Rev. and Kentish Town. That by the members John Blackburn, and Mr. John Pitman, of these Associations 3,500 families are vi- Pentonville, to whom communications may sited at least once a fortnight, and reli. be addressed. gious tracts and books are regularly lent to
HOMERTON COLLEGE. them. That in connection with these As. sociations, there are in the most destitute The anniversary of this Institution took neighbourhoods twelve rooms engaged for place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursweekly prayer-meetings and preaching, day the 27th, 28th, and 29th of June. which are well attended by very poor On Tuesday the examination of the people, amongst whom some cheering in- students in the Latin, Greek, Hebrew, stances of usefulness have occurred. and Chaldee languages 'was conducted by
That the Home Missionary Society has the Rev. Wm. Ward, of Stowmarket, and presented to this Institution the Three the Rev. John Yockney, of Islington. Tents formerly employed by them, and This examination extended, as usual, to which are now pitched in White Conduit the entire readings of the session just Fields, the Commercial Road, and the terminated, and drew from the gentleKent Road, on the Lord's day, where there men who presided at it, a very ample is gratuitous preaching by ministers and and satisfactory testimony to the prostudents to very large and attentive con- gress made by the students in this degregations.
partment of study. That the Committee obtained, at the On Wednesday morning the general close of the last winter, the gratuitous business of the Institution was transacted services of twelve respectable ministers, at the King's Head Tavern, Wm. Hale, who delivered a course of weekly lectures Esq. Treasurer, in the Chair, when the to mechanics on the Evidences of Chris- Report of the Committee was presented, tianity, which was attended throughout by a statement of the account was delivered crowds of interesting and deeply attentive by the auditors, and the customary alterahearers,
tions in the members of the Committee The cash account was then presented by were made. On the evening of the same Mr. Challis, the Treasurer, when we were day, a sermou appropriate to the objects surprised to learn that the receipts of the of the anniversary was delivered by the year have not reached £120.
Rev. Richard Alliott, of Nottingham, at Dr. J. P. Smith moved, and Dr. J. the Meeting-house in New Broad Street, Styles seconded the customary resolutions before the friends and patrons of the for adopting and printing the Report. The Institution. Rev. J. Dyer, Secretary to the Baptist The concluding meeting was holden at Missionary Society, moved, and Thomas the College on Thursday morning, when Wilson, Esq. secondled a resolution of the examination of the students in Theo. thanks to the ministers, students, and logy, Ecclesiastical History, and Christian other agents for their gratuitous services. Ethics took place, at which the Rev. The Rev. H.F. Burder, M. A. moved, and Richard Alliott presided, and which terthe Rev. F. Ellaby, B. A. minister of the minated in a manner highly satisfactory Free Episcopal Chapel, St. Giles's, se- to a large company of the most respectconded the usual thanks to the officers. able friends of the Institution, who afterThe Rev. John Clayton, jun. M.A. moved, wards partook of a cold collation, and and the Rev. G. S. Evans seconded the who universally expressed the pleasure following resolution, in which we fully they had experienced, from witnessing the attainments and qualifications of the examined in Livy, in Juvenal, in Demosstudents, and the prospects thus presented thenes, and in Hebrew in the book of of the future prosperity and usefulness of Job. They also gave specimens of their the College.
studies in systematic Theology, and in the At the several meetings which took Philosophy of the New Testament. place in the course of this anniversary, The class of the fourth year were examany encouraging pledges were given of mined in Persius, in the Antigone of increased exertion on the part of the gen- Sophocles, in the Syriac New Testament, tlemen present, to increase the funds of Acts of the Apostles, chap. 1st, and in the the Institution; and though it is an- Chaldee of the Book of Daniel. They nounced, not without some anxious feel- also gave specimens of their proficiency ing, that the annual expenditure exceeds in their theological and philosophical the revenue by not less than £350. it is studies. confidently hoped, in accordance with The ministers wbo took part in the these pledges, aided by the strenuous and examination, expressed themselves highly persevering endeavours of the active and
satisfied with the diligence and progress respectable Treasurer, that this deficiency of the students, as reflecting honour not will, at no very distant period, be made only on the permanent tutors, but also up, and that the friends of this long esta- on the Rev. John Hoppus, A. M. the blished and valuable Institution will be Classical Tutor pro tempore, who invited cheered by the removal of this sole dis
an examination into any parts of the couragement,
books, which had been read during the
period of his tuition. NEWPORT PAGNELL EVANGELICAL
On the evening of Wednesday, the 28th INSTITUTION, At the anniversary of this Institution; livered short discourses at Claremont Cha
of June, three of the senior students de. wbich was held at the Rev. T. P. Bull's pel, Pentonville :- Mr. Barling, on the Meeting-house at Newport Pagnell, the
Conversion of Timothy ; Mr. Everett, on last Wednesday in April, a lively interest
the Conversion of Lydia ; and Mr. Crump, was excited by the appropriate sermons
on the Conversion of the Jailer; after preached on the occasion, morning and
which Rev. Dr. Philip addressed the nuevening, by the Rev. T. Lewis, of Islington, and the Rev. J. Morison, of Bromp- vice in prayer.
merous congregation, and closed the serton; as well as by the speeches of the
The annual meeting of the Subscribers various ministers and gentlemen, who severally addressed the meeting for busi; opening of Highbury College, early in
to the Institution, is to be held at the ness in the afternoon. The numerous and respectable attendance evinced a growing there should be the annual meeting of the
September, when it is intended also that conviction of the utility of the Institu
ministers of the Hoxton Association, of tion, and of the importance of the union
which notice will be given in the next of solid and useful learning with genuine
number. piety to the acceptable and efficient dis
EXAMINATION charge of ministerial duty-objects which this Institution is designed to promote,
GREGATIONAL SCHOOL. and which for more than half a century it On Thursday, June 29, 1826, the annual has been instrumental in accomplishing to
examination of the pupils in the Congrea considerable extent.
gational School, at Lewisham, Kent, under the superintendence of the Rev. W. J.
Hope, took place, in the presence of seveThe annual examination of the students ral members and friends of the Institution. took place on the 27th of June, when the The Rev. J. Hoppus, M. A. presided. Rev. W. Orme presided in the Theological In classics, the pupils were examined in and Oriental department, the Rev. John Ballantyne's Exercises, Lyne's Primer, Humphreys in the Classical, and the Rev. Cornelius Nepos, Virgil's Eclogues, and in James Stratten in the Philosophical de- the first book of the Iliad of Homer. partment.
They were also examined in common and The students of the first year were decimal Arithmetic, in the Elements of examined in the odes of Horace, Æsop's Euclid, Trigonometry, Conic Sections, Fables, in Anacreon, and in the Greek and Fluxions. In the classical departTestament. They also read specimens of ment the pupils were strictly examined in English composition.
the syntax and prosody of the languages, The students of the second year were and answered the questions proposed to examined in the Carmen Sæculare of them with a promptness and correctness Horace, in the Orations of Cicero, and in which gave peculiar satisfaction; and in Homer's Iliad. They were examined also the mathematics the pupils did themselves in the third book of Euclid's Elements, and their teachers great credit. After the ånd they read essays on subjects con- examination, a senior of the chemical nected with Intellectual Philosophy. class read an Essay on Water, composed
The students of the third year were by himself, which evinced an extensive ac