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and proposed the usual questions ; Mr. said, “ The wilderness and the solitary M. Phillips, one of the tutors at Rother place shall be glad for them.' - See ham, offered the ordination-prayer; and Evan, Mag. for 1802, p. 33+Dr. Williams, the other tutor, gave the charge, from Phil. ii. 20, 21, 22.; Mr.

LONDON. Roby, of Manchester, preached to the people, from Heb. X. 25.; and Mr. In our last number we noticed the Ralph, of Liverpool, concluded with election of the Rev. Mr. Foster to prayer. Mr. Charrier preached in the the Perpetual Curacy of St. evening, from John XX. 29.

James's, Clerkenwell, and stated The Independent congregation at

that a scrutiny had been demandCook's Ground, Chelsea, late under the ed, and agreed to by the Churchpastoral charge of Mr. B. Fielder (who wardens. This demand, how. died in June, 1803, after having preach ever, we are informed they have ed there upwards of thirty years) having since thought it their duty to regiven an uganimous call io Mr.l. Bunce, ject, and for the following rea. jun. (one of his church, and who had

sons, viz. laboured among them since Mr. F.'s death) he accepted the same; and was

1. Because the election, or poll, was it. publicly set apart to he their minister,

self attended by a scrutiny, inspectors were by prayer and imposition of hands, on

mutually appointed, who sifted the suspiTuesday, the 28th of August. Mr.Tor

cious votes ; and considerable numbers, on lin, of Harlington, began with reading

each side, were, in consequence, rejected. the Scriptures and prayer; Mr. Thorp

2. Because Mr. Foster was publicly and introduced the service of the day and

othually declared to be duly elected mi. asked the questions; Dr.Duncan offered

nister of St. James's before any demand the ordination prayer; Mr. Fryer gave

for a scrutiny was made. — 3. Because, in the charge, from 1 Tim. iv. former part

granting this demand, the churchwardens of rer. 6, ; Mr. Stollery preached to the

acted under a false impression that it was people, from 1 Thes. iii. 8; Mr.Hawkins,

their duty to do so; which impression re

sulted from the advice then given by the of Yorkshire, concluded with prayer,

vestry clerk himself.-4. Because, after Aug, 29. The Rev. Js. Trego, late stu. the case had been ably argued by counsel dent at Cheshunt, was ordained at Ebley on both sides, and the highest legal authochapel, as an innerant in the late Lady rities carefully investigaitd, such a scroHantiogdon's connexion. Mess. Arbone, tiny, as was required, did not appear to be Chamberlain, Collins, Bradley, and Bar. known to the law of England as applicable nard, all in the same connexion, engaged to such elections - 5. Because neither the in this service.

churchwardens, nor their assessor, are fur

nished by law with due authority for con. Sept. 9. A new chapel was opened at

ducting such a scrutiny in a just and effiHolloway, an increasing neighbourhood,

cient manner, baviog oo power to convene between Islington and Highgate, near

witnesses, to administer an oath, or to London, by Mr. James Haldane of Edin

punish falsehood, fraud, &c.-6. Because burgh, who preached morning and after the Rev. Mr. Lendon), who firs: demanded pon. It is intended to be supplied by the scrutiny, bimpselt refused to be finally Evangelical Ministers in the Dissenting bound by its determination; and lastly. mode of worship. .

That to put the parties to such an enurSept. 11, The Rev. John Grey, from mous expence as that which the scrutiny Hoxton Academy, was ordained over a would occasion (probably not less than church recently established at Guildford. or 60ool.) under such hopeless circumMr. E. A. Dunn began with prayer and stances, and without any legal obligation roading ; Mr. Atkinson (junior tutor) or precedent, might have been deemed a gave an account of a church of Christ, measure of extreme foily and prodigality. and asked the questions; Mr. Buck, of Mr. L. has entered a caveat in the Bishop London, offered the ordination-prayer;

of London's Court. This is the only proMr. Bowden, of Tooting, gave the

ceeding which has yet taken place; and charge from Ephes. iv. 10; Mr. Pratt, the Rev. Mr. Foster has pursued the proman, of Farnham, prayed ; Mr. Harris, per legal steps for removing the caveat ia of Kingston, preached from 1 Thes. v. a short tune. 12, 13; Mr. Coul on, of Crondall, con. British 8; Foreign Bible Society. cluded. Mr.Buck preached in the evening, from Prov. xi. 30. -- About three The exclusive object of this So. years ago, the old plac of worship was ciety is, to diffuse ihe knowledge deserted and in runs. Now it may be of the Holy Scriptures, by circulate

of Ch

ing them in the different languages (as mentioned in our Mag. for that spoken throughout Great Britain month) a Report of the Committee and Ireland ; and also, according was read, purporting that they had to the extent of its funds, by pro. been occupied in opening cominu. moting the printing of them in fo. nications with various persons of injeign languages, and the distribu. Auence in different parts of the tion of them in foreign countries. United Kingdoin and of the Conti. | The principles upon which this nent, for the purpose of obtaining undertaking will be conducted, are important intelligence, of augmeni. as comprehensive as the nature of ing the Funds of the Society, and the object suggests that they should otherwise promoting its interests. be. In the execution of the plan, A Plan of the Society was then unait is proposed to embrace the com- nimously adopted. The chief Re. mion support of Christians at large; solutions, differing from those given and to invite the concurrence of in our April May. were the folpersons of every description, who lowing :profess to regard the Scriptures as "The Cornmittee shall consist of thirtythe proper Standard of Faith. six Laymen'; of whom twenty-four who

It may be necessary to add, in so. shall have most frequently attended, shall liciting the countenance of the Pub. be eligible for re-election for the ensuing lic, that, in consequence of the en- year. Six of the Committee shall be po larged means of instruction which

reigners resideat in London or its vicithe lower classes in this country

nity; balf the remainder shall be Mem

bers of the Church of England; and the have enjoyed of late years, a desire

ve other half members of other denominations of perusing the Scriptures has considerably increased among them ; and also that in Wales, Ireland,

" Every Clergyman and Dissenting

Minister who is a member of the Society, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, shall be entitled to attend and vote at all and other parts of the world, Bibles Meetings of the Committee. are greatly wanted, and, in some, “ The Treasurer and Secretaries for the are sought for with an eagerness time being, shall be considered as Men. which, but for authentic assurances bers of the Committee. to that effect, would scarcely be “ No person deriving any emolument or credited.

profit from the Society, shall be entitled 10 Jufluenced by these considera. sit or vote in the Committee. tions, a numerous and respectable.

“The Committee shall conduct the bus Meeting was convened at the Lon. siness of the Society; appoint all Oficers don Tavern, on the 7th of March, except the Treausrer ; have power to call 1804, of which we gave an account Special General Meetings; and shall be in our Magazine for April.

charged with procuring for the Society • Atasubsequent General Meeting, suitable Patronage, bois British and For held at the London Tavern on reign.

(signed) Wednesday, the 2d of May, 1804

G. SHARP, Chairman." PRESIDENT, Right Hon. John Lord Teignmouth. TREASURER, Henry Thornton, Esq. M. P.

COMMITTEE. William Alers, Esq. | Cha. Grant, Esq. M. P. Jos ph Reyner, Esq. T. Babington, Esq. M. P. | Claes Grill, Esq.

Herman Schroder, Esq. Thoipas Bernard, Esq. Jos. Hardcastie, Esq. Granville Sharp, Esq. Joseph Benwell, Esq. Wm. H. Hoare, Esq. Rich. Stainforth, Esq. W. Biibeck, Esq.

Thomas Hodson, Esq. James Stephen, Esq. Henry Boase, Esq.

John Pan. Hose, Esq. Robert Sieven, Esq Joseph Bunnell, Esq. Robert Howard, Esq. Christian Suadius, Esa. 1. Burferworth, Esq. R. Lea, Esq. Alderman Joseph Smih, Esq. Robert Cowie, Esq. Zach. Macaulay, Esq. Anthony Wagner, Esq. Cha Crawford, Esq. | Alex. Maitland, Esq.' W. Wilbertorce, Esq. M.P. John Fenn, Esq.

| Ambrose Martin, Esq. Joseph Wilson, Esq. Sebastian Fridag, Esq. 1 Samuel Mills, Esq. , George Wald, Esq. Secretaries, Rev. John Owen, M. A. Rev. Joseph Hughes, M. A.

Rev. Charles Frederick Steinkoffpt, M. A. Assistant Secretaries, Mr. Joseph Tarn. Mr. Thomas Smith.

In our last we mentioned the re. collecting tor meeting-houses, &c. cent and much-lamented death of A certain number of cases will be Mr. Winkworth, one of the Chap- admitted annually, and none be Jains of St. Saviour's, Southwark, countenanced but such as are so re. who died at Reading Aug. 22, where cominended. Ministers and others he had gone for the recovery of his are requested to state particulars in health. He was buried at his own their applications, and to corre. church.

spond with the Rev. H. Page, who On the orth inst. came on the elec- is the appointed Secretary. tion of a Successor, when the Rev. After our Obituary was gone W. Mann, A. M. was chosen by a to press, we received the fol. great majority (300 to 25) Mr. Gil. lowing painful intelligence :-On son being the other candidate. Tuesday, the 18th inst. died the

Mr. Mann is succeeded in the Rev. Jas. Mathews, of Whetstone, evening at Ely chapel, by the Rev. aged 62, who for many years was a Mr. Holbrook.

respectable bookseller in the Strand, The Rev. John Knight, late mi During the last eighteen years he has nister of the congregation at Night. devoted his labours in the ministry ingale Lane, has accepted the charge

with much acceptance to the inhaof the church at Ponder's End

bitants of the above village, who, The meeting-house in Nightin. by his death, sustain a great loss, gale Lane being pulled down to being, in general, poor people. It make room for the London Docks, is loped the great Head of the the people have removed, for the church will direct some individuat present, to a building in King Hen to supply the destitute flock, who ry's Yard.

may be enabled to manifest the same We are requested to announce, disinterested desire to do good that a plan of regulation is adopted which was so conspicuous in their at Bristol, respecting the mode of late pastor.

List of Lectures in and near London, for October, Oct. 1. Mox. Missionary Prayer-Meeting, 14. LORD's Day: Broad Strect, eu. Mr. ev, Mr. Ball's, Jewry Street.

Hughes ; Devonshire Sq are, Mr. 2. Tu. Broad Street, m. Mr. Barber.

Powell ; Hare Court, Mr. Berry. a web. "Pcayer-Meeting for the Na. 16. Tu. Broa! Street, m. Mr. Clayton. tion, ev. at Dr. Rippon's.

17. .Wen. Prayer-Meeting for the Na. TH. Fetter Lane, ev. Mr.Ford.

tion, ev. Mr. Thorpe's. Nature and Evidences of Sav 18. Tu. Fetter Lane, cv. Mr. Clavton. ing Faich.

The Duty of Christianis towards 4* { Mr. Jay will preach, ev. at Mr.

Professors who walk disorderly. Upton's, Church Street, Black: 21. Lord's Day. Broad Street, ev. Mr. friars Road, for the Benefit of

Gaffee; Dyvonshire Sq. Mr. Ai. the Walworth Charity-Schools.

kinson ; Hare Court, Mr. Thorp. .. LORD's Day. Broad Street, ev. Mr. 23. Tu. Broad Street, 19. Mr. Goode.

Thorp: Devonshire Square, Mr. 24. Wed. Prayer-Meeting for the Nao
Phillips ; Hare Court, Mr. Col.

tion, Mr. Clayton's.

, TH. Monthy-Meeting (Bap.) ". 8. Mox. Prayer-Meeting for the Na.

at Mr. Dori's, Mr. Prance to tion, ev. Surry Chapel.

{ preach. -- Ascension of Christ. 9. Tu. Broad Street, m. Dr. Fisher.

| Fetrer Lane, ev. Mr. Hughes. 10. Wed. Prayer-Meeting for the Na.

Public Worship. tion, ev. Mr. Gaffee's,

Lord's Day. Broad Street, ev. Mr. Th. Monthly-Meeting (Indep.). "

Dore ; Devonshire Sq. Mr.Shen». Mr. Ford's, Stepney, Mr.

ston ; Hare Court, M.Lyndal. Knight to preach. - When may a people be said to be a

Preache's at 21. Minister's joy and Crown Tabernacle and Totionham Court Chapels. Fetter Lane, co. Mr. Burder.

Mr. Parsons, of Leeds
The proper Influence of Relia

Surry Chapel, Mr. Jay, of Hath.
gion on the Dress and Manners

Spa Fields Capel, Mr. Clark, of Brigg. of its Professors,

sion Chapel, M., James.
Hoxton Academy Chapel, Mr. Weaver.

*THE REAPERS' SONG. Ye verdant hills, ye smiling fields, Thou earth, whose breast spontaneous yields

To man a rich supply;
Echo, whose mimic notes prolong
The melting strain, and brar along,
O'er distant glades and caves among,
The mountain-shepherd's artless song

Loft swelling to the sky-
Attend the reapers joyfullays,
And bear the tribute of their praise

To Nature's bounteous King;
Whose voice, loud-sounding from the pole,
In thunder oft is heard to roll,
And oft has melted down the soul,
When murmuring along it stole

The zephyr's silken wing!
With bread, the heart of man to cheer,
See, bending low, the ripen'd ear

Bow its luxuriant head !
In vain, ye swains, had been your care,
Had not be caus'd the blight to spare
The promise of the summer fair,
And bade the sun, the rain, the air, !

Their gracious intuence shed.
He bade the soft refreshing gale
Blow gently down the teeming vale,

Nor hurt the peeping grain :
But when the ear began to rise,
To him we rais'd our anxious eyes ;
Oft from the cisterns of the skies
He sent, in mercy, rich supplies,

- Early and latter rain. And now his hand hath crown'd our rol, We joy, like those that share the spoil,

The harvest home to bear!
With shouts the laughing pastures ring-
With grateful hearts, ye reapers, sing
The praise of Heav'n's eternal King,
Through whose paterna) care ye bring

The produce of the year!


Morn her melting tiots displayirig

Ere the sluggard is awake ;
Ev’ning's zephyrs gently straying

O'er the surface of the lake;
Melting hues, and airy breezes,

All have pow'rful charms for me But no earthly beauty pleases

When, my Lord, compar'd with thee! Soft and sweet are show'rs descending

On the parch'd, expecting ground; Fragrance, from the fields ascending,

Scaltrs health and joy around.
These, with ev'ry earthly blessing,

Loudly for thanksgiving call —
Yet, one smile froni thee possessing,

Surely, far exceeds them all!
Sweet is sleep to rired nature;

Sweet to labour is repose ; Sweet is life to ev'ry creature;

Sweet the balm that hope bestows: But tho' spring, and ev'ning's breezesy

Sleep, and hope, and lite, to me All are pleasant - norbing pleases,

Jesus ! like a smile from thee! Margate.


ON THE MOTTO on the Present Duke of Roxburgh.

Pro Christo et Patriæ dulce periculum WHEN perils threaten all around Our native land, - can there be found

A Briton that's supioc?-
My country near my heart shall dwell;
With patriot zeal my bnsom swell, -

Thy cause, O Britain,'s mine!
Dangers endur'd in such a cause,
To shiela our friends, defend our laws,

And guard our happy isle,
Are easy, yea, delightful too;
Zeal shall my fainting strength renew,

And sweeten all my toil!
My country does this tribute claim. -
Is nothing due to thy dear name,

My Saviour and my friend?
When dangers threaten in thy (ause,
Shall worldly censure or applause

Divert iny steady mind? Here danger shall be sweet indeed For bim who did for sinners bleed,

And thus did life afford !
O make me willing to forego
Ease, health, yea life, for love to tbee; -

Toilee my dearest Lord !


THE SMILE OF JESUS. Lovely is the face of Nature

Deck'd with Spring's unfolding Aow'rs, While the sun shews ev'ry feature

Smiling thro' descending show'rs : Birds, with songs ibe time beguiling,

Chant their little notes with glec But to see a Saviour smiling,

Is more soft - more sweet to me!

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