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addressed them in a very interesting spect to their true interests; and to and impressive manner, alluding, as diffuse information amongst them, we cannot but think, to the transac. respecting the means whereby they tion above mcationed. The Chief may improve the present opportu, Baron justly observed, that the nity of substituting a beneficial good or evil example of those who commerce in place of the Slave fill the highest offices in the inagis. Trade. tracy, was of the utmost importance 6 4. To introduce amongst them to the state ; and that when the first such of the improvements and usemagistrate of the city couducted ful arts of Europe as are suited to himself in the discharge of his du- their condition. ties in an exemplary manner, the “ 5. To promote the cultivation magistrates in interior places were of the African soil, not only by exnot ashamed to follow his example. "citing and directing the industry of

We sincerely hope that this ex- the natives, but by furnishing, cellent hint will be taken ; and that where it may appear advantageous hereafter the sanctity of the Sai)- to do so, useful seeds and plants, bath will not be sacrificed by the and implements of husbandry. magistracy to couviviality.

“ 6. To introduce amongst the ery properly enguired in inhabitants beneficial medical disone of the newspapers,“ With what coveries. face could the present Lord Mayor “ 7. To obtain a knowledge of have received information the principal languages of Africa; against the master of the 5ondon and, as has already beca found to Tavern, for suffering, tippling" be practicable, to reduce them to in his house during divine service :” writing, with a view to facilitate the

- and it was recommended to the diffusion of information among the Society for suppressing Vice, to di- natives of that country. rect their attention to the irregula- “8. To employ suitable agents rities of the higher ranks of people, and to establish correspondences, as whose conduct is more pregi ant shall appear advisable; and to enwith mischiei ihan that of the lower courage and reward individual enorders.

terprize and exertion in promoting any of the purposes of the Institu.

tion." AFRICAN INSTITUTION.

The Report is chiefly. occupied in An interesting Report from the obviating the objections which may Committee of this institution has be supposed to arise to the Plan of lately made its appearance.

the Society: 18ł, From a considera“ The means which it is proposed lion of the vastness of the object to employ for the purpose of pro. proposed to be effected by the efmoting civilization and improve- forts of a voluutary association of ment in Africa, are of the follow- 'individuals in this country; 2dly, ing kind :

From the supposed intellectual and “ 1. To collect, and diffuse moral inferiority of the African throughout this country, accurate - 3diy, from the result of the information respecting the natural attempt made to spread civilization productions of Africa ; and, in ge. in Africa, by means of the colony neral, respeciing the agricultural of Sierra Leone ; and, 4th, From and commercial capacitics of the 'the inadequacy of the means which African continent, and the intellec- the Institution can expect to possess tual, moral, and political condition and employ, "On all these points, as of its inhabitants.

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we think, a most satisfactory answer “ 2. To promvie the instruction has been given; and we recomof the Africans ia letters and in use- mend to onr readers tbe perusal of ful knowledge, and to cultivate a this Report, both as containing just friendly connexion with the natives and ealarged views on several in. of that continent.

portant subjects, and as communi** 3. To cndeavour to enlighien cating to the public much uew and the minds of the Africans, with re interesting information.

race ;

LITERATURE.

respectable ministers, encourage the Dr. HAWKER is now revising his bopes that we have long entertain. COMMENTARY, with a view to the ed, of seeing the prevalence of many printing of a handsome 8vo edition toxious publications supplanted by with the Text at farge : to be pub a work combining exalted literary lished by subscription.

talent with evangelical purity and

simplicity We learn, with great satisfaction,

RECENT DEATHS. that the religious public, which, for some time seemed insensible to the Died, on Thursday night, Nov. necessity and importance of the 12, after about one hours illness, Eclectic Review, have lately ma

Mrs. Wilks, the excellent wife of nifested the most encouraging ap

the Rev. Matt. Wilks, of London. probation of that valuable work.

On the Thursday following she was The favourable testimonies to its buried at Bunhill Fields, the funeral increasing merit which the Con- oration being delivered by the Rev. ductors have received from eminent R. Hill. characters in the several walks of Nov, 18th, died the Rev. Mr. Literature, as well as from the more Gilbert, of Bledlow.

List of Lectures, &c. in and near London, for December.

1. Tu, M. Broad Str. Mr. Burder.
2. Wed. M. Crown Crt. Mr. Buck.

Providence of God.
Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation,

at Mr. Humphrys's.
3. Th. Ev. Fetfer Lane, Mr. Winter.

-Unsanctified Affliction.

17. Th. M. Monthly Meeting (Bapt.)

at Mr. T. Thomas's, Mr. Burnside to preach. The Evidence of True Religion on others. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Waugh.

Looking for the glorious appear

ing of Christ. 18. Fri. Ev. Sermon to Young People,

at Crown Court, by Mr.J.Clayton.

6. LORD'S DAY Ev. Broad Str. Mr.

Brooksbank; Devonshire Sq. Mr.
Atkinson; Hare Crt. Mr. Thos.
Tbomas; Crown Ort. Mr. Greig ;
Peter Str. Mr. Rea; Palace Str.
Mr. Hyatt; Orange Str. Mr. Sam.

Burder.
7. Mon. Ev. Missionary Prayer-Meet-

ing, at Mr. Beck's, Bury Street. 8. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Barber. 9. Weda M. Crown Ct. Mr. Hyatt,

Providence explained in a Future

State.
Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation,

at Mr. Tim. Thomas's.
10. Th. M. Monthly Meeting (Indep.)

at Mr.J. Clayton's, Camomile St.
Mr. Barber to preach. - The On-
ligations resulting from Exemp-

tion from Persecution.
Ev. Fetter · Lane, Mr. Goode. The

Stedfastness of Christians the Joy
of Ministers.

20. Lord's Day Ev. Broad Str. Mr.

Hutchins ; Devonshire Sq. Mr.
Shenstone ; Hare Crt. Mr. Hum-
'phreys; Orange Str. Mr. Burder ;
Crown Crt. Mr. Hyatt; Palace
Str. Mr. Buck; Peter Str. Mr.

Jerment.
22. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Barber.
23. Wed. M. Crown Crt, Mr. Stevens.
Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation,

at Mr. Goode's. 24. Th. Ev. Fetter Lane, Dr. Rippon.

Compassion to Africans in England:

27. LORD's Day Ev. Bread Str. Mr.

Newman ; Devonshire Sq. Mr. C.
Ilyatt; Ilare Crt. Mr. Webb;
Crown Crt. Mr. J.Clayton ; Peter
Str. Mr. Greig; Palace Sir. Mr.

Brooksbank.
29. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Clayton.
30. Wed. M. Crown Crt. Mr. Austin.
Ey. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation,

at Mr. Butign's. 31. Th. M. Fetter Lane, Mr. Townsend.

The Eod of Time.

13. LORD'S DAY Ev. Broad Str. Mr.

Collyer; Devooshire Square, Mr.
Powell; Hare Crt. Mr. Newman ;
Orange St. Mr. Townsend; Crown

Ct. Mr.Gore; Peter St. Mr. Dunn. 14. Mon. Ev. Prayer Meeting for the

Nation, Surry Chapel. 17. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Clayton. 16. Wed. M. Crown Crt. Mr. Ihackett. Ev. Prayer-Meeting for the Nation,

at Mr. Dore's.

MINISTERS SUPPLYING AT
Surry Chapel, Mr. R. Hill.
Spa Ficids, Mr. Fioley.
Sion Chapel, Mr. Spry.
Hoxlon, Mr. Liefchild.

SERIOUS REFLECTIONS.
I live :-

:-one instant, and the present scene
To me may be as tho' it ne'er bad been :
A sudden stroke may break life's brittle thread,
And find me number'd with the silent dead !
What then is life? vapour, which awhile,
A little while, appeareth," - full of toil! -
A shadow,

which with haste escapes away!
The morning dew, ma short liv'd winter's day! 1
Not so th'immortal soul, that cannot die,
Tho’ from its frail abode it soon must dyra
When death shall burst the bond that binds to earth
And give to its existence a new birth!
“ Will it appear in the high climes of bliss,
" Or sink for ever in Hell's dark abyss.?".
If found in Jesus, it will have a place
Among those shining miracles of grace
Thabowe their Heav'n to God's unchanging love,
Who fix'd, ere time began, their seats above !
But, if found trampling on his sacred blood,
Careless of both his sceptre and his rod,
In league and love with ev'ry baneful sia
That serves to strengthen Satan's reign

n within ;
Like Felix, it will tremble and turn pale,
And its own immortality bewail.
Know
Setthon me, oh God I and try my froward beart!

my thoughts, and depart!
Lead me in ways of everlasting peace,
And grant to ev'ry grace a large increase ;
Till the blest Spirit and the Bride say "Come,
Exchange thy prison for thy Fother's home!
Enter the joy of thine exalted Lord,
Heceive the palm, and lay aside the sword!
Behold my glory! see my unveild face!
And reap the fruits of my converting grace!
Share in the rest prepar'd for saints above,
And know for ever that thy “God is love !"

G. R.

AN ADDRESS 20 TIIE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF WINCANTON, For the Encouragement of the Sunday-School, by M. J.

Ye friends of mercy, let your hearts expand ;
With full supplies stretch forth a willing hand;
Diffuse your bounty, like the fruitful rain
Which waters earth, - nor waters it in vain :
So shall a blessing on your names attend;
What pame so blessed as "The Poor Man's Friend?"

*Lo! in the gospel we our pattern find,
The dear Redeener -- Friend of lost mankind !
That Friend of sioners gave his blessed word,
A light to guard us from the downward road.

place the blessed lamp in ev'ry hand,
To gwile their feet to Canaan's happy land!

The means bestow to teach a rising race
To know their God, and wisdom to embrace;
Let not Egyptian darkness veil a mind
That is for immortality design'd.
No more let youth the Sabbath-day profane,
Nor dreadful curses rend our ears with pain !
May all be brought to hear the sacred woril,
And hallow'd lips sing praises to the Lord !

Oh! what a harvest to our view is this!
Each aids the cause, and each partakes the bliss !
Who sparing sows, must surely sparing reap;
The lib’ral soul abundant store shall heap.
God ne'er forgets the labours of our love;
May ev'ry heart with gen'rous pity move!
And cheerfully your favours now bestow
“ To praise the Lord, - from whom all blessings flow !”

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CHRIST, THE BELIEVER'S ALL.
When my soul in gross darkness was closely shut up,

All religion to me was a pain;
Now, I hope, since by grace I am light in the Lord,

I shall count nothing else to be gain.
When ambition inflames the proud heart after same,

And riches and pow'r among men,
My highest ambition is Jesus to gain,

And enjoy him thro' time without end.
When the gaudy and gay, for the glitter of shew,

All other pursuits do resign ;
I'll rejoice, tho' in sorrow my life should be spent,

If in glory with Jesus I shine.
What dangers and troubles do many endure,

Vain titles or honours to gain !
I'll risk all I have, yea ny life l’ll forego,

With Jesus for ever to reigo.
The profane may reproach me as long as I live,

My religion their scorn let them make,
In the cross I will glory, my Christ is my All,

And I'd glory to die for his sake.
When laid on the bed of afiliction and death,

Their joys are all gone with the past ;
But affliction prepares me for pleasures to come,

And in death all my sorrows are lost.
When conquer'd by death, and consign’d to the grave,

They're imprison'd for ever in night,
My bones rest in hope, while my soul wings its way

To abodes of perfection and light;
Where, with angels and saints, all embosom'd in bliss,

Many ages of pleasure I'll spend,
Till the voice of Jehovah burst open the grave,

And my Saviour to judgmept descend.
Then embody'd again, and in glory complete,

I'll ascend to the mansions above,
Where, with all the redeem'd, Christ, my life, I will praise,
Avd eternally sing of his love.

ADJUTOR. Scotland,

Printed by C. AULT, Greville Stree, Loudon

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