celebrated passage in which, from “ the spe- beautiful one, full of touching incident, and cular mount," Satan shows our Saviour all edifying reflections ; and the History of the kingdoms of the earth and their glory, Union Chapel, which appears in the appenMr. Montgomery adds, “Our mighty poet dix, is a document which few can read withhere marshals the words of the English lan out being compelled to mark the hand of guage like disciplined troops, and makes God in connexion with the ministry of them move, advance, shift, and perform all one whose praise is in all the churches of the feats and maneuvres which, in this mar. Christ, vellous paragraph, he represents the Parthian armies as performing. So perfectly do the sounds, the turns, and the pauses of the The FAREWELL SERVICES of ROBERT Ferse, though addressed to the ear, convey

Moffat, in Edinburgh, Manchester, to the eye the images which they are intend and London. Edited by John CAMPed to depict."

BELL, D.D., Author of " The Martyr of There is not an admirer of Milton through- . Erromanga," &c. &c. 18mo. pp. 180. out the world, that will not be thankful to

John Snow. possess this elaborate and just review of his writings.

The deep interest taken by our churches in all that pertains to Mr. Moffat, fully justi. fies the publication of this very suitable

memorial, which will be read by thousands, A RETROSPECT of the MORAL and RELI. who could not attend the services which it GIOUS STATE of ISLINGTON, during the records, with unmingled delight. Dr. Camplast Forty Years : a Sermon, delivered bell has done himself great honour by this in Union Chapel, on Lord's-day evening, token of regard to the distinguished worth August 28th, 1842. By Thomas Lewis, of a missionary, who has made an impression Minister of the Chapel. To wbich is on the hearts of Christians of all denominaadded, “ The History of Union Chapel, tions in this country not soon to be effaced. and the Services of the Thirteenth Anni. All the three services here detailed are full Eersary ;with an Engraving of the of missionary incident, and of details calcuChapel. 12mo, pp. 60.

lated to promote the great cause of the

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Museum, will be very acceptable to the animadversion, this catholic retrospect of

friends of the Missionary Society. the moral and religious state of Islington, during the last forty years, was that publi

Anti-PoPERY; or, Popery unreasonable, cation. Every sentence contained in it is written in the spirit of the gospel; but it

unscriptural, and novel. By John Ro. tells the truth, and that is unwelcome to

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at its first appearance, has undergone no really love the gospel, ought not to be

unfavourable change since we became more offended when they are reminded in kind

intimately conversant with its contents. We and forbearing terms, that nonconformists

sincerely believe that it has done good serwere in the field before them.

vice to the Protestant cause, and that it We congratulate our beloved brother on

must remain a standard work, in all time the success with which it has pleased God

coming, on the Romish controversy. As a to bless his labours during a protracted

logical defence of the truth of Scripture, as ministry; and on the gratifying fact, that

opposed to the fatal heresy of Romanism, his “ bow still abides in strength," potwith- it is a masterly production. In the present standing the multiplication of churches and

edition we are glad to perceive, that the chapels in the district where he is called to

author has exchanged his new coinage of labour. Seldom does it happen that, with

words, for terms more familiar and grateful perfect modesty and truth, any minister of

to English ears. The work, we find, is Christ is enabled, after forty years' incessant

highly valued in America. Indeed it only toil, to present such a sketch of his ministry requires to be known, in order to be valued, as the one which we now introduce to our by all enlightened Protestants. readers. The discourse, from the words of the Psalmist, “I will remember the years of the right band of the Most High," is a very

SINIM: a Plea for China. A Discourse The HARTOPP JUBILEE; or, Profit from

delivered in Providence Chapel, White. Play. A Volume for the Young. By
haven. By the Rev. R. G. MILYE, A.M. MRS. S. C. Hall.

Darton and Clark, Holborn Hill.
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Mrs. Hall is a writer of unquestionable As the first published discourse of the genius, and possesses powers of illustration author, this “ Plea for China" is highly rarely falling to the lot of our best writers. creditable to his head and heart. Such is The “ Hartopp Jubilee" is a fine specimen the estimate we have formed of its spirit. of the application of her rare talents to the stirring character, that we could earnestly instruction of the young. It cannot fail to wish to see it extensively circulated as a win its way to young hearts; and the lessons tract by the Missionary Society. It could it conveys are pre-eminently wise and bene. not fail to benefit the Chinese missions at volent. the present moment: and coming from the pen of one nearly related to one of the most The Child's Pictorial Bible; being an honoured names connected with the early

Abridgement of the Old and New Testa. efforts of the Society in China, it would fall

ment. In 2 volumes.
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Darton and Clark, Holborn Hill.
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Mrs. Jones was educated in the principles of Unitarianism; and having herself fully imbibed those principles, it was not to be expected that she would relinquish them without careful investigation, and a settled conviction of their unsoundness and insufficiency. Possessing a mind naturally vigorous, and highly cultivated, she was capable of patient inquiry into any subject to which she chose to direct her attention ; nor were her candour and honesty less favourable to the discovery of truth. Aware of this, a judicious friend, anxious for her spiritual Felfare, put into her hands a copy of Dr. Wardlaw's Lectures on the Socinian Controversy, with a request that she would candidly and attentively peruse them. She did so, and acknowledged herself greatly en lightened and benefited by them.

Soon after the commencement of her re. sidence at Ventnor, circumstances occurred which more decidedly called her attention to the subject, and the claims of evangelical religion ; and at this period of her history we particularly notice a concurrence of remarkable providences all tending to the advancement of her best interests. It pleased God to visit the family of the Rev. Dr. Morison with domestic afiiction, in the person of an amiable and beloved son; change of air was recommended ; and they were led to decide on a visit to Ventnor. When at this place medical advice was required, which intro. duced Mr. and Mrs. Jones to th family of the Doctor ; an acquaintance was thus formed, which soon ripened into friendship; a friendship which was the source of lasting benefit to the deceased. Herself an invalid, and thus introduced to a scene of domestic trial, the conversation, the prayers, and the engagements in which she joined were blessed to her, and produced a deep and lasting in. terest on religious subjects.

One evening Dr. Morison preached on

the beach, to an attentive and interested congregation, from the words, “ This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all accepta. tion," &c. The whole scene, so novel, so simple, affected her much ; and the important truths advanced in the discourse tended greatly to enlighten and impress her mind. After this, a desire was evinced for the erection of a place of worship, in which the stated ordinances of religion might be regu. larly observed; and through the kind exertions of some London friends, the present Independent chapel was erected. Not long after its opening, by a train of equally remarkable providences, the present minister was directed to the spot; and thus intro. duced to the little circle of wbich our departed friend was one. She was then a great invalid, but was rarely prevented at. tending public worship, in which few persons have ever manifested deeper interest. She evidently enjoyed it, and derived great benefit from it. Her knowledge of the plan of salvation, and her perception of the glory and beauty of the gospel scheme, advanced rapidly. She was clearly taught from above the humbling doctrine of man's utter apos. tasy ; the value of the atoning sacrifice of Christ, to which alone she was led to cling ; and the necessity of the Spirit's work, which she constantly and devoutly sought. Still there were seasons when her old principles would struggle to regain their ascendency, and the consequence of this struggle was some seasons of doubt and perplexity; but, as is often the case, they led to a more careful examination, and more earnest prayer for Divine teaching, and resulted in a stronger confirmation of her mind in the truth as it is in Jesus.

Like all who have felt the constraining power of the love of Christ, she began to think what she could do for his cause. And may it not be said of her, " She did what she could ?" Subject to fits as she then was, she nevertheless made a vow, that as long as

God should enable her, she would guide our beaven." She talked much of the seasons psalmody, by presiding at the serapbine. she had spent with a young person at Seldom was her purpose interrupted, and Shanklin, and prayed that her companions with what melody and sweetness she accom. might all be brought to God. plished her object, many of us well remem. She had a vivid recollection of a visit ber, nor did she abandon her work till abso which I made to her after recovering from a lutely obliged.

temporary illness, and spoke of it as a me. Mrs. Jones possessed a singularly happy morable season with her. “I then felt," talent for interesting and benefiting the she said, " a delightful assurance of my in. voung: and she was equally ready to em terest in Christ, and was very happy. Do ploy it for their welfare. Many a dear not wonder if I long for death. It is not child has been taught by her, and will merely to be relieved from pain, though that doubtless remember her instructions. Some will be a great mercy ; but I have a foretaste now in heaven owed much to her: two of heaven." young persons especially acknowledged, with Mrs. Jones lingered much longer than her affectionate gratitude, their lasting obliga friends expected. She was in this respect tions to her. Nor was she interested in the “ a wonder unto many.At the beginning young alone ; all who came in contact with of the present year, she said to her beloved her, found that she had some kind method partner, “With reference to my safety for for benefiting them. But it would require eternity, I have not one doubt or fear;" a volume to detail the various methods of adding, “What a glorious change, from the Divine teaching and discipline, through a bed of suffering, which it has been for days period of six years, by which she was gra- and months, to be with Jesus !” Then, after dually advancing to maturity of Christian a short pause, she exclaimed, “ Hallelujah! character. We must therefore content our Praise the Lord 1" The hymn commencing, selves with just adverting to the effects of

"Lord, at thy temple we appear, that teaching and discipline, as exhibited

As happy Simeon came, towards the close of her career. On one occasion when I visited her she

was a great favourite. Not recollecting the said, “I have been meditating on a passage

third line of the verse, she was assisted, then in one of the Psalms, . He giveth songs in the

proceeded to repeat it. Soon after, she renight.' This has been sweetly confirmed in

peatedmy experience, for some of my most happy “There is a land of pure delight,'" &c. seasons have been in the dead of nigbt, when no voice was heard, but the still small voice

A day or two after she said, “Why are thy of my God and Saviour in His word.”

chariot-wheels so long in coming ? Come, A few days afterwards she was found in

Lord Jesus, come quickly!" Then, after the same calm and peaceful frame. “I am

a pause, she added, “This is victory ! this is longing to be gone," she said, “my doubts

victory! are all removed. Once I was greatly ha

* Tell me, my soul, can this be death?"" rassed with them, but now they are completely silenced. I feel that religion is a Then, with a sweet expression on her coun. glorious reality, and if the tempter suggest tenance, she said, "God is love! Blessed the idea, "What if it should be all a delu. Jesus, this is worth suffering for! What sion,' why then, she said, I shall be on the peace and joy !". In the evening she said, safe side, for I have now comfort in my *It seems a long time; but the Lord's hope. Thus," she said, “I can meet time is best. I desire not to murmur." him on his own ground: but it is not a de. Mr. J. having felt her pulse, she inquired lusion-I feel sure of that." At the next how it was ; and being told “much the interview she said, “I thought, yesterday, same, and that she had been more disposed I should have sent for you to pay your last to sleep that day,” she said, “ Yes, that is visit.” To the question, “How do you favourable,” (meaning for her departure.) do now?" she replied, “I have not one Mr. J. added, " It is probable you will die in fear of death ; either of the final struggle, or your sleep." To which she replied, " Oh of the consequences. God is very good to how sweet to go to sleep, and to awake in me. The end may, perhaps, be with vio. heaven!" lent suffering, but I seem not to be anxious On the Sabbath morning she said, " I am about it. May God be glorified, whether going to happiness," and talked much of the my dismissal be with a paroxysm of pain, or beautiful imagery employed in describing it. with comparative ease." On leaving home She said she could now fully realize what for a day or two, she said, “ Perhaps I may Bunyan meant when he described Pilgrim as be gone before your return. May God going over Jordan, dry shod. She felt that inake every year of your life more and more she was thus crossing the river. “How deuseful and happy! I hope we shall meet in lightful," she said, “ to leave a body of sin

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"Jesus can make a dying bed

Feel soft as downy pillows are.' I fee his arms underneath me. It is more than peace—it is fulness of joy. Sweet Jesus! my spirit is ready and willing to cry out, Hallelujah! Praise the Lord ! for dismiss ing me in this gentle manner.”

In the afternoon, as Mr. J. was conversing with her, she said, “Oh! if I had to begin to seek salvation now, I should be in utter despair-I have so much bodily pain, and feel such difficulty in collecting my thoughts to pray." She was told that God knew the heart, and that love to Him is the best evidence of its change. She replied, with much energy and sweetness, “ Yes! I feel I do love Him with all my heart. I have the witness within that I do. I have done nothing, and can do nothing, to merit heaven; but I rest all my hopes and confidence in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ


On Monday, she remarked that she felt more of the cold chills of death, and especially an icy coldness about the heart. "I feel," she said, “my spirit struggling within me, anxious to get free from this poor suffering body. It cannot be much longer."

On the Saturday evening she said, "What a mercy it is He does not forsake us at the last," "After receiving some medicine, she said, “Now we'll have prayer.” At the conclusion, she observed, “I could follow you all through, and enjoyed it very much." Mr. J. saying, “ You are still strong in the faith," she replied, “Yes! I could shout aloud, if I could move my tongue." After feeling her pulse, she inquired how it was, and was told “much the same." She replied, “I long to hear it said, "weaker! weaker!' I desire not to be impatient, but I long to go. The Lord's time is best."

On Monday, she said, “I am now very near the gate-the pearly gate of heaven.” To her nurse she said, “ I should like to be moved, for the way in which I lay last night caused me a great deal of suffering." Her nurse replied, “I am sure you need have no more suffering, for you have suffered enough." Then she said, with emphasis, “ Nurse--He will not lay upon us more than we can bear. I have suffered no more than was needful. Look in Malachi," point. ing to the Bible," and you will see that He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will not suffer the silver to run over."

On Tuesday, her sufferings were great, and she was unable to say anything, from the state of her mouth; but she frequently gave a signal, which had been agreed upon between Mr. J. and herself, that, if unable to speak, she would give an intimation that


of the island of Cuba. This remarkable lady died at Havannah, on the 6th of Dec., 1841, aged 77 years. In early life, Mrs. Allsee resided at Farnham, in Surrey. From the first volume of this Magazine, we find that the gospel had not been preached in that town and district for upwards of a hundred years previous to 1786, when the Rev. Mr. Gunn was ap. pointed afternoon preacher in the parish church. The ministry of this faithful man of God produced a very considerable awakening among the inhabitants of Farnham and the adjacent villages, but, after labouring six years, he was removed, in consequence of the opposition of many of the wealthy parishioners to the gospel. The subject of this notice was one of the fruits of his faithful ministry. Finding that a successor of a very different stamp was appointed, she could no longer worship in the Establishment, but became exceedingly active in the erection of the Independent chapel there, for which object some of her relatives incurred great sacrifices, and endured great labours. But her active spirit could not rest in merely seeing the gospel restored to her own town. Some of her relations lived at Petersfield. Thither she hastened, in the freshness of first love to the Saviour. Her instrumentality was blessed to her friends, and, in a great measure, through her acti. vity, the gospel was soon introduced to Petersfield, Odiham, and several circumjacent villages. Piety thus implanted, in the midst of difficulties and persecution, was only strengthened by the opposition it en. countered, and fitted to maintain its hold in circumstances still less favourable. Called in early life to leave her father-land, she removed from England to the West Indies, in company with her husband, soon after becoming a professed disciple of Jesus Christ. In the island of Cuba she spent nearly forty years of the remainder of her life, without any of the advantages of that Christian fel. lowship which she had learned to prize so highly, and improve so well. Still the life of religion seems to have flourished in her soul; for, in her old age, on a visit to Rhode Island, to her daughter, Mrs. Theodore

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