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efforts which are being made to render head ; that is, not only is it truly de. nugatory and of none effect the glorious scribed in point of fact, but in point of Protestant Reformation, by the open character also. The name of the Eng. and secret abettors of Popery in this lish Editor is thus inscribed indelibly country. They, too, shall exclaim, “We
on the list of those who have laboured can't put it out ! We can't put it out! Every plant which our heavenly Father
in the holy cause of Protestant, hath not planted, shall be rooted up.'
that is, evangelical truth. And That gorgeous and magnificent temple, faithfully has he acted as a Christian in which the mother of harlots,' the
watchman. He has sounded the 'great whore' of Babylon, has erected note of warning, and it is no unher altar, and where she receives the ful. certain sound which his trumpet some adorations of her thousands of be gives forth. At all events, he has sotted worshippers ; which is cemented delivered his own soul. Yes; and by the blood of martyrs, and which
many, we believe, have heard the resounds with the groans, and is watered
stirring note, and have taken the with the tears, of an oppressed and en
warning. Already is there an inslaved people ; shall be shaken with the
creased attention to the subject, and hand of a mightier than Samson, the edifice shall fall, and bury in its ruins
for this, under Providence, we are everything that offends, every thing
indebted to Dr. Elliott and Mr. that is opposed to the Gospel of Christ, Stamp. They have pointed to the amid the grateful acclamations of an en quarter whence the enemy is apraptured and emancipated throng ! Ig- proaching, and they have shown norance, superstition, and violence shall how he may be met and repelled. depart; the Heathen shall cast their They have poured, as all who read idols to the moles and bats ; Mahomet- this volume will find, floods of Ight anism shall abjure the great Impostor; on the various questions connected the wandering Jew shall with com with the doctrines and practices of punction look
Him whom he Popery; and on pierced ; and Popery, with every corrup- light and victory are synonymous.
such questions tion which has disgraced and defiled the name of Christianity, shall be swept from
When rightly answered, they are best off the face of the earth, and Christ
confuted.* alone be acknowledged and adored as the
* Should another edition be called for, the universal Prophet, Priest, and King."
omissions we have mentioned can easily be cap (Pages 770, 771.) plied; and as this supply would consist of mat
ter, not to be wrought up and mixed with the As we expressed, and have re
former edition, in various places, but to be peated, our thankful acknowledg
appended to it, as requisite for its completeness, ments to Dr. Elliott for the original
no injury would be done to the purebasers of
the present elition; as such additional matter work, we now take this opportunity might be printed separately, and thus be pur of acknowledging, likewise, the great chascable by them at their pleasure. We trust, obligations under which Mr. Stamp therefore, that Mr. Stamp, while his hand is in, has laid the Protestant public for
will continue a little longer his acquaintance
with the writers, whose tomes he has been in the this very valuable and well-timed
habit of consulting so frequently for the last contribution to their polemic lite twelve months or so, and compose such a conrature. It is the very work that tinuation of Dr. Elliott's work as is now te was wanted. That Popery may be quired for the purpose of rendering the “: Deli
neation" complete. The manner in which be properly assailed, it must be known;
has verified, and, where necessary, n. ctifed, and and known it will be by all who even extended, the original references and citaread this accurate and minute “De tions, and the numerous and important additions lineation.” Indeed, the volume goes
that he has made to them, prove how weli far beyond mere delineation. The
qualified he is for the task, and bow efficiently erroneousness of the tenet is always
he could perform it. The “Delineation" would
then be a thorough Cyclopædia of reference for pointed out, under each separate the Popish controversy.
EXTRACTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF A TOUR IN SHETLAND.
(To the Editor of the Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine.) ACCORDING to the appointment of the night, we should have found it the Conference of 1843, I reached these almost impassable through the mires, islands, early in September, as the scene from the rain which had fallen. After a of my labours, and found the cause fatiguing travel, and crossing Doura of Methodism so low, that I deter Voe, we reached our chapel at Vidland, mined to take a tour of the entire and found it in better circumstances Mission, and hold a series of Missionary than I had been led to expect from what Meetings, which, in addition to bene. I had heard; but our few people there fiting the cause, would give, I trusted, 2 not having had a single visit even from new impulse to the work at large, on the Mr. Bowman during the past year, in different stations in the islands; and I consequence of indisposition, they were, am happy to say, that these expectations literally, “as sheep having no shephave not been disappointed. The contri. herd.” We found the chapel, congrebutions of the people were liberal, con gation, and society, in the hands of the sidering their poverty and neglected Baptists, who are very active in some state: our visit was hailed as a boon, parts of these islands. Having made and regarded as a favourable omen of what arrangements we could for its the continued attention of their friends. future and appropriate supply, and A journey through these islands, even having urged our people to establish, at the most favourable season of the and regularly observe among themselves, year, is attended with great fatigue ; but meetings for Christian fellowship, and more so during the winter season, when prayer, and the reading of the Scripit is perilous. However, through perse tures, we proceeded onward to Yell verance, and the blessing of God, it was Sound, in order, if possible, to cross it accomplished.
before dark. We embarked in a frail Wednesday, November 8th, 1843.-I four-oared boat, rowed by two men, (the left Lerwick on foot, in company with only boat and men we had at command, Mr. Danks, who has been appointed to one of whom has since met with a the Yell Circuit in the place of Mr. watery grave,) and crossed this dangere Hughes : we travelled as far as Catfirth ous Sound in safety, which, at the time, on our way to Burra.Voe Yell. Soon was comparatively calm ; so that we after leaving Lerwick, we had reached Burra Voe late in the evening. encounter a terrible snow-storm, which When about the middle of the Sound, met us full in the face, and continued a splendid rising of the moon burst upon about half the distance. This greatly Her bright, silvery appearance, the impeded our progress, and rendered beautiful softness of the tinted clouds in travelling over these pathless hills almost that part of the sky, the dark-looking impracticable. After having weathered hills and high lands around, the openthe blast, notwithstanding we had been ing of the Sound into the main ocean on over our boots in water, up to the knees in which the moon shed her rays, the miry bogs, and had forded a bourne about undulations of the swelling wave, ani much the same in depth, swollen by the the rolling of the rapid tide, with the late heavy rains, we reached Catfirth at stillness of the evening, presented a dark, after six hours' hard travelling. matchless combination of the sombre Here we were kindly treated by Mrs. and serene. Angus and her family, who are mem Sunday, 12th.-I preached anniverbers of the Independent church ; but sary sermons in behalf of our Missionary from the commencement of Methodism Society in the Burra-Voe chapel, at in these islands, they have treated the eleven A. M., and five P. M.
The conWesleyan Ministers with kind attention gregations were small from the very when in that neighbourhood. Having unfavourable state of the ther, it betaken proper precaution to preventing a morning of terrible wind and rain. taking cold, and performed family wor 13th.-I departed early this morning, ship, we retired to rest.
in company with Mr. Danks, to ascer. Sth.--We departed early in the morn tain the state of our cause, and to hold ing for Vidland; and, but for the frost our Missionary Anniversary, on the which had encrusted the ground during island of Unst. Having reached East
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Yell, we took a small boat, the best we 16th. We left this affectionate peo. could procure, with three men, and set ple in a six-oared boat, kindly lent us by sail for Kirkabister. For about half the Mr. Spence of Haroldswick, but could distance we had no enviable situation. obtain . only four men. Having proThe wind had blown strongly the previ- ceeded a short distance, we obtained ous day and all night, the sca was con another man, who, though not a member siderably agitated, and we were met by of our church, at great person al incona strong tide-current; but through the venience, left his companions at their providential care of God, we reached fishing employment, to render us more the place of our destination. From efficient help. After seven hours' hard Kirkabister we went, on foot, over some rowing against the wind, and a someindescribable hills and dells, intersected what heavy sea, we found it impossible with deep chasms, and abounding with to reach Burra Voe that night, and tottering bogs, to Blummell Sound, hence resolved to make for Mid-Yell, which separates Yell from Unst. We which we reached in the dusk of erencrossed this dangerous part, in which ing, in a strong gale of wind, and heavy the ride-current runs at the rate of six rain. Having obtained refreshment, we knots per hour, in safety, and proceeded collected a few of the surrounding neigh• onward to Harroldswick. For several bours, to whom I preached in the house miles we found it comparatively easy of Mr. Andrew Spence, where we were travelling, until reached Balta generously entertained that evening. Sound, and then the broken rocks, and 17th.-After a fearful night of stormy the elevated rugged hill between that wind and rain, we set out, on foot, for and Harroldswick, rendered our pro
Burra Voe, which we reached after five gress difficult, and more especially as we hours' travelling, having wandered full were nearly exhausted, having had but three miles out of the right way. In litıle food during the day, saving some consequence of our non-appearance at dry biscuits ; the night also was dark, the appointed hour for service, according and the rain descended in true Shetland to announcement on the previous Sabstyle. When we reached the Preacher's bath, our services were interrupted. On place of lodging, on his visit to Unst, we account of so few being present, we held sat down wet, weary, and hungry, no public Meeting, but Mr. Ritchie thankful for preservation in danger, and preached at three P. M. The cause here for rest after the toil of a severe day. is low. 0, Lord, bring back the former Here we met with Mr. Ritchie, from glory of this place ! North Roe, who had preached the pre
18th. In the morning, it being too paratory sermons at Northwick on the rough to take boat, we set out, on foot, previous Sabbath, according to appoint from Burra Voe, across the bills and ment; and although we were glad to dells, to West Sandwick, on our way to see him, yet his presence placed us in North Roe, and North Marim, for our circumstances of inconvenience, inas Sabbath services. After the refusal of much as we had but one small bed for one crew to pui us across the rough and our accommodation, in which it was rapid Sound, which separates the island impossible for all to sleep.
of Yell from the mainland, because of 14th.-I preached in the evening, at the squally state of the weather, we sucNorthwick, to a congregation of deeply. ceeded in obtaining another, who fan attentive hearers, some of whom, infa us over in a short time, without any vourable as the weather was, had come thing dangerous, or even unpleasant, from a considerable distance.
occurring, save a little wetting now 15th._I again preached in the same and then from the cleft waves, as the place at eleven A. M. The congregation boat swept through them; and reached was good, although the morning was North Roe about six P. M., thankful wet, and the walking uncomfortable. that we had so far accomplished our In the afternoon we held our Missionary arduous, but cheerful, task, and had Meeting: the chapel was crowded, and arrived again upon the mainland. great attention was evinced for about Sunday, 19ch.-Mr. Danks and I three hours, while we endeavoured to preached the Missionary sermons this depict the state of the heathen world, day to large, attentive, and lively, code and to press their claims upon our sym. gregations. I trust the Gospel came pathy and aid. The entire proceeds of unto them, not in word only, but also this Anniversary were £3. 10s. ; and in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in small as this sum may appear, yet,
much assurance. taking into the account the poverty of 20th. -We held our public Meeting the people generally, and every other circumstance, it was respectable.
at noon; and, although the day was wet, the attendance was good, and the
collection, which was upwards of £3, they, not daring to cross the Sound liberal, considering the circumstances in such a boat, and in such a sea, of the people. I preached again in the proposed taking us along the shores evening. The congregation was also to Sandness, from whence we might good, although the evening was dark cross more easily and safely. This, and inclement. How the people found however, they were unable to accomplish, their way home in such dense darkness, on account of the broken state of the and over such pathless ground, was to sea round some of the promontories and me a problem. Some of them, however, rocky shores. After rowing us through had brought tongs with them, by which a sea and in circumstances I shall not they took lighted peat, which served as soon forget, we were landed in a cove, torches to illumine their way. These from whence we walked onward two or presented a singular appearance as they three miles to Sandness. Here we met wended their course by the side of the with Mr. Stokes from Walls, on his Voe, and up the rugged hills to their way to join us at Papa, to assist at the distant homes. Surely such attendance Missionary Meeting the following day. and attention, under these circumstances, After waiting some time, until the incan scarcely be traced to a form of gode habitants of the place returned from their liness which is destitute of the power. fishing employment, we were gratuitously
21st.-We set out early in the put over in the darkness of the evening morning from North Roe, for South. by James Sinclair and his
sons, and Delting. Leaving Mr. Danks to preach were kindly entertained by Mr. Henderat Weatherstae, Mr. Ritchie and I pro son, who is a member of the Church of ceeded onward to the Voe of Deliing, Scotland. This was a comfortable rest. where I preached in the evening. Here ing-place, and the refreshment we obwe have no chapel; and as the kirk tained was very grateful. We found was refused us, on account of some
this family, with whom we condoled, rescinded law, which, prior to the late passing through deep waters, on division in the Church of Scotland, gave count of a pious and intelligent son the Minister liberty to grant the use of and brother, who, with the crew of the the kirk to any other religious deno. “Star of Otaheite," had fallen a victim mination, and which was granted to us to savage men, in the Pine Islands. last year, we were unable to hold our May this severe stroke be sanctified, Missionary Meeting from want of room. while they contemplate this intermixture
22d.—Leaving Mr. Ritchie at Voe, of judgment and mercy, in their loss to proceed to the south of the main
and his gain. land, to preach the preparatory sermons
23d.-- We held our public Meeting for our Missionary Anniversary at Sand about ten A. M.; but from a combination wick and Dunrossness the Sabbach fol of events, into which it is not needful lowing, I proceeded in a small boat to enter, the congregation and collection up the Voe, and rejoined Mr. Danks were small. Having taken some refresh. at Weatherstae, from whence we took ment at Mr. Henderson's, we were graboat on our route to the island of Papa. tuitously taken over the Sound by MagOur vessel being very frail, and poorly nus Isbister, our Class-Leader there, manned, together with the sea being and three others. There rough, we durst not venture out to curious caves about the litele island of sea or cross the dangerous sound to Papa, through one of which we passed Papa ; and hence we continued thread in the boat, in leaving the bay to cross ing our way among the almost land
When about the middle of locked Voes to Brinnister. Having the sound, passing through the current reached that place, we thought it betier stream, we were met with a terrible storm to proceed a mile further to Honey firth, of hail. Some of the hailstones, which and then to walk over land to Sandness, I caught in my hand, and others which and from thence take boat to Papa. I gathered in the bottom of the boat, Having reached the former place, we were not less than half an inch in cirfound, by inquiry, the distance from cumference. The rapid approach of this Sandness so great, the day so far ad. storm, as the hail ploughed up the vanced, and the track (for roads there water before it, was grand, and the are pone) so bad, that we resolved to aspect of the sea, as the hailstones perwalk to West-Burra Firth, about two forated the water, and gave existence to Shetland miles, perhaps three English countless bubbles, was singular, having miles, and try to proceed from thence. the appearance of large snow-drops, There we obtained a small four-vared dancing on the rising and falling wave. boat, with three men and a boy; but Having in safety reached the mainland,
we took leave of our generous crew, and hours, without the least abatement of proceeded about a mile to the chapel that interest and fixed attention which at Sandness, where I preached at three marked almost every countenance. P. M. to a good congregation. In the The collection amounted, in all, to evening we held the public Meeting, £4. Os. 2d., a handsome sum, when it and had a full chapel, with a gracious is considered that many of the poor peoinfluence; and, as in other places, con ple do not claim, as their own, one shil. sidering the circumstances of the people, ling in twelvemonths. They could cona good collection. A circumstance came tribute something in kind, as meal and under my observation here worthy of potatoes ; but they have it not in cash. record. Two of our members brought 28th. We were bestirring ourselves me four shillings each, as the proceeds early this morning in order to reach of fishing-lines set apart for the Mission Lerwick, for the public Meeting in the cause ; and stated, that since they had evening, according to the printed list of done this they had been more successful services drawn up for this tour. We than their neighbours; and that the hired a boat with six men to take us to lines devoted to the cause of God had Scalloway, that we might accomplish been better replenished with fish than our task in tiine. After having passed those employed for common purposes ; over twenty miles of water, in a tine and that, had their fish sold as well this swelling sein
, and travelled about six year as in former times, the amount of miles further on land,
we reached their produce would have been greater. Lerwick in time for the service. The How many, in one way or other, not congregation was excellent, and the only without loss, but, as in this case, Meeting, upon the whole, appeared to with certain gain, might go and do like. produce considerable interest. There wise! Contributions to the Missionary is no abatement of feeling in behalf of cause, obtained in a similar way, were the Missionary cause among our friends presented by some friends at the Mise here; and, considering the depressed sionary Meeting at Walls.
state of trade in lerwick, the collection 24th.-We set out early this morning was good. from Sandness to Walls, the residence 29th.-We started early this morning of Mr. Stokes, which, after a wearisome for Dunrossness, a distance of twenty. walk, we reached at mid-day, thankful four miles; the whole of which I was for the prospect of a day's rest.
enabled to walk with less fatigue than Sunday, 26th.—I preached in the I anticipated. The other brethren morning, in the Walls chapel, to an walked and rode by turns. We reached excellent congregation ; although the day the house of our hospitable and liberal was unfavourable, the travelling bad, and friend, William Bruce, Esq., of Big. some of the people present resided at
most cordially rea considerable distance. One poor man, ceived by him and his excellent lady. who had lost a leg, deserves to be men Having rested, we set out for Dunrosstioned, who had come between three and ness, a distance of about three miles, four English miles. How he arrived and found our chapel, which will contain there in time for the forenoon service nearly five hundred people, quite full on such a day, and over such a country The public Meeting was an interesting of broken rock and miry bog, it is diffi one, and the collection amounted to £4. cult to conceive; and still more so, how 30th.—This morning Messrs. Ritchie he returned in the darkness of the night; and Danks, with myself, left Bigtown, for he remained until the conclusion of and journeyed over the hills to Maywick, all the services. In the evening Mr. for the purpose of taking boat to BurraDanks preached to a crowded con Isle, to hold our Missionary Anniversary gregation, after which I gave an address. there, leaving Messrs. Stokes, Lucas, Scarcely one moved out of the mass, and Langridge to hold one at Sandwick; packed close togetlier, until the entire but so storiny did the morning become service was finished, which proved, I with wind and rain before we reached trust, to most, if not to all, who were Maywick, that the fishermed refused to there, a solemn and profitable time.
attempt a passage, after all that we could 27th._We held our public Meeting say to persuade them, on account of the in the evening. The chapel was crowded peril to which they conceived we should to excess, and several were unable to all be exposed. Hence we had no altergain admittance. The state of the Hea- native lett, but to return to Bigtown, or then, and their claims, together with our to cross the rugged hills to Sandwick. duty, were pressed upon the attention We determined upon the latter ; and of the audience for upwards of three found the brethren, Stokes and Lucas,