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also the pledge and promise of a felicity considerably increased. He noticed above the warmest conceptions of the the liberality displayed towards the human imagination.
German sufferers; and that the sums impressed with these sentiments, were nearly equal, which had been colmy Lord, I cordially concur in the res lected for both purposes, during the past olution of the right Rev. Prelate." year; proving, that while we were con
Lord Teignmouth here read a com-cerned for the souls of our fellow.creamunication from the Duke of Glouces-tures, we were not inattentive to their ter, apologizing for his absence. bodily wants. He then mentioned, how
His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, much the Society was indebted to the in acknowledging the vote of thanks,| labours and exertions of the Secretaries; observell, that the absence of his Royal||it was to them, perhaps, more than to a. Highness the Duke of Sussex was sole- ny other cause, that so many associations ly occasioned by his ill health. They had been formed. He then moved would consider his own thanks as the thanks to them for their exertions. thanks of the other branches of the fam Rev. Dr. Thorpe, of Dubiin, observ. ily, whose names had been mentioned.led, that in Ireland, the muse of the The support which he had given to this British and Foreign Bible Society was Institution arose from a
conviction greatly improving. The branches of avhich he telt, that it was the most effec-the Hibernian Bible Seciety, last year, tual method of rendering real service to were 37; hut now they have increased the poorer classes of Society. Nothing to 53. They have circulated more could be so beneficial as to put the than 50,000 copies of the Bible during word of God into their hands. He most the past year. In that country the clercordially united in the zeal and gratitudegy were united upon this subject.which this meeting had manifested; and They had three archbishops at their he hoped that in every year, so long as head, with the whole bench of bishops, he lived; and was in this country, he without a single exception. Nor was should attend and behold an asseinbly their patronage nominal. The Lord as respectable as upon the present oc- Primate had remittel, in various ways, casion.
three hundred pounds. He was a warm The Earl of Northesk proposed a vote friend of the institution. The poor in of thanks to the committee, which was Ireland were anxious to receive the Biseconded by the Rev. Dr. Romeyn, blé. Females would part with articles from New York.
of dress to procure a copy. A poor Rer. Dr. Blackburne, Warden of an, who came to a village to purchase Manchester, proposed thanks to the two shirts, having heard that a Bible treasurer, which was seconded by John could be purchased, and which he had Poynder, E.
never possessel, purchased one shirt, Henry Thornton, Esq. rose to ac- and with the remainder of his money a knowledge the vote of thanks. He was Bible, saying he would rather have one grateful for the honor conferred upon shirt and a Bible, than two shirts withkim, and he could assure them, that hel out one-He could give many instanstill felt disposed with zeal to serve inces of the good effects of the Bible upthis cause. He mentioned the signal ad- on the minds of the poor in Irelanıl. He vantages which arose to the funds of the would mention one. A person travelin-titution from Bible associations. Helling in Ireland, inet with a poor woman coubl give testimony to their beneficial who declared the good effects which teralency, even in the promotion of oth a New-Testament had produced up. er benevolent objects.
He had seen on the mind of herself and son. She this particularly exempliñed in the bor-said, that since she had read the Bible, ough of Southwark, a district with which she had become acquainted with her he stood most intimately connected.-- guilt as a sinner, and the necessity of a He pressed this upon the clergy in par. Saviour. The gentleman asked her, if ticular; for it was by their aid that the she had nothing to fear from the priest : funds of the Southwark Society had so she said, that here she fouuil some
leraen, I hazard'..
Tillegible by constant perusal. They ll full measure and inagnitude of this incom
nd noble fee!!?...
rátits cometeulty; that “ since she had confess- || to the Presbytery of Glasgow for their an, to serve Gori, a
2 bitter sins to Goul, she had less desire nual collection, and to all other congrega an of the churc'::
irgenfess tirem to man.” She mention- tions and bodies who had contributed to 1} of our country, artikewise that her little boy, every
the funds of the Society.
Lord Ganbier seconded the motion. dom to the ege; -rday afternoon, assembled the wo
The Rev. W. Deltry moved the thanks a vice, and suni's
- rd in her neighborhood in her cabin, of the meeting to all the Auxiliary Socieiniquity, sınitted
Teatrogo there read to them the New Testa- ties and Bible Associations throughout the Almighty.
it, instead of their going to mazs.-world. It had been his intention to remain
need not go as far as Iceland in or- on this occasion a mere spectator, and to station missioni,
2 to perceive the want of the bible. l'indulge in silence those feelings of admihave them con'
and was equally necessitous; there ration and delight, which an anniversary e two or three inillions in that coun- in his mind, so long as his heart should
like the present could not fail to awaken Little impression, rili made by simply lih:
who never possessed a Bible.. Up-beat, and the life's-blood should sow in his ountry. It is hy!
this subject he did not despair : it veins. A motion bowever had been comnown beforehand, free
s not the characteristic of the Iris!r to Imitted to laim, and he scarcely felt at libabor, a successive liet,
pair.-The Catholics in many places | erty to decline it;--it was one which had the mind, and af :
re very desirous of our assistance never, he believed, been proposed at any motry is sufficient.
l in one of the branch socielies a public meeting, since the corner-stone of establishments, in an
est was among the most forward of the world was laid : --it was one which
: inembers of the Committee. The never could be proposed before the presmpression can be ...
y opposition of others excited inqui- scarcely have ventured to make it, were he
ent times; and even on this day, he would and permanent ac
In one parish, where opposition not well persuaded that the report and the - the kingdom ofC.
13 manifestel, 12 Testaments were addresses to which they had listened witle also is less expenki:
't, anii notwithstanding the prohibition such earnest attention, had expanded their stitute towns only.lat
the priest, they were speerlily render-hearts and elevated their feelings to the ne district of count:
**** guld always act, if possible, in con-parable cause. it in offering our congrathim, and by thus
ulations to these kindred societies, we ren100; but if they wouli nut afford their
party, sistance, even their opposition excited :vhich rises infinitely above all the sordid
upon a subject which knows no party, ir teation to the Scripiures.
passions and jealousies of man, he would 07 The Rev. Mr. Pinkerton, from Mos-still thank them for provins, as far as conodstow, gave a mosi pleasing account of current and independent testimony can se pongo e establishment of a Bible Society in prove it, that the principle on which we engen
. hat place. The population of the na- proceed is not a principle of trick, and artio put ive Russians, he observell, exceeded 30 that it is one which appeals to whoever is
fiec, and chicane, but of simplicity truth; vanillions. The first object of the Society generosis and exalted in our common naa vas to distribute Bibles in the prisons & iure, wherever civilizatioa has led the way.
rospitals and then in Siberia, among the! If he should look at the subject merely yoor unfortunate exilez. He had pos- || as a patriot and an Englishman, he would Pused opportunities of recommending thank them for the honor which they pay to
by this institution ainong the Calmueks the land we live in: he woald thank them Sedelse
, and Tartars. Already 3200 of the Newl for turning, as if instinctively, to this hap
? "Testament had been printed in the Tar-py spot, as the grand depository of knowl. 3. tar language, chiefly at the expense of the citadel of holy truth.
edge and religion, the temple of charity', this institution, and were now circula But it was ant on such srounds that he
ting with rapidity. The Mongul tribes would recommend the motion before thein. of Asia, of which the Calinuck is one, He would take a higher stand. li had
had not been neglected. The Calmuck been the great object of this blessed insti* New Testament is in progress, and the tution to do good, and to do it extensively. Society was proceeding to procure a
Our interest was the general interest of translation in the language of Thibet. mankind; the end of our labor is the harHe concluded with reading the transla-ulate these Societies upon their hearty
piness of the world: and he would congrata. tion of an Ukase, which had been re-participation in so glorious a work. He cently read in all the churches of Russia. would say to them, “ We consider, the
The Bishop of Norwich moved tha:rks | poor and destizu:c of Khyents Belona
onary is stationed,
and learning to feel
ing to the same family with ourselves, and, But the clouds are now breaking; the in doing good, forasnych as ye have done moral darkness is clearing away; the landit unto one of the least of these our breth scape is widening and extending; maren, ye have done it unto us. We wanny worshippers are seen advancing to the no honors, we ask for no praise; if per- courts of the Lord; many sanctuaries mitted to rejoice in your joy, we are well sladden the prospect; many harps of Zion contented : only let the blessings of them fling to the passing breeze their sweet and that are ready to perish come largely up-varicd melody. The nations appear to be on you, and they shall be mingled and con- | animated with a new life; and the inhabibined with ours."
tants of the farthest East as well as of the He would thank them for the spirit Western world, are turning their steps to which they infused into this institution.— the City of God. It had sometimes been said, that we
“I would thank them, lastly, for adding should presently droop and die! that there so many links to that golden chain of chawere marvellous symptoms of decline up-1 rity, which ere long will encircle the whole on us already! We ought to blush at the family of man. It reaches even now from very thought of it. “What! shall we, Moscow to Massachusetts, from Calcutta who have gone forth in the van of the ar- to Labrador: and the address, mentioned mies, sink and be dismayed, when auxilia- by his honorable friend (Mr. Grant), as ries like these are pouring into the field ? having last night passed unanimously in Shall our nerves be unstrung, when Ethio- the lower house of Parliament, gave reapia is stretching out her hands unto God? son to hope that it would sooa be extendShall our hearts be frozen, wien Finland|ed to Africa. Christian harmony and chrisand Siberia are melting? Shall we slum- tian fellowship flourish and abound, whereber, when Russia and India are awaking? lever the influence of this society is felt
. Can we faint when the world is rising ? Its auxiliaries may be removed from each
“I would thank them, also, for the other, but their views and their hopes, and cheering prospects which are now present their spirit are the same. They are to be ed to us. We seem at once to have emerg- considered, not as the scattered fragments ed into a different climate. • The win- of a structure which is tumbling into ruins, ter is past; the rain is over and gone. The or as detached portions of a fabric which flowers appear on the carth; the time of can exist only in the imagination, but as the singing of birds is come;
and the the solid pillars and magnificent arches of voice of the turtle is heard in our land.' It a building fitly framed together, and growwas but as yesterday, that we seemed to ling' unto a holy temple in the Lord."" be placed upon the brow of a mountain, This motion was seconded by the Rev. from which we beheld the moral world | Dr. Macbride. below us in clouds and commotion ;
The business of the day closed with a wherever we turned,
vote of thanks to the President for his con* We view'd a vast immeasurable abyss,
duct in the chair. Outrageous as a sea, dark, wasteful, wild.'
ALL'S FOR THE BEST.
ON THE SABBATII.
• And God blessed the seventh day and The perpetuity and the change of the sanctified it: because that in it he had Sabbath.
rested from all his work, which God It obviously results from the dirine created and made. Now if this solemo appointinent of the Sabbath in Paradise, consecration of one seventh part of that it must be obligatory upon the time imposed an obligation upon our whole human fainily to the cnd of time; first parents to keep that part of time hoy unless it can be made to appear, either, ly, it obviously imposes the same oblifirst, that the law respecting it has ex- gation upon all their posterily ; no intipired by its own linitations, or second-mation whatever being given, that the ly, that it has been formally repcaled by observance of the sacred institution was God himself: These two being the only intended to be confined to a part of manways, in which any of his institutions kind, in the first ages, or to any ljunited can either be set aside, or lose the period of time. The law then, still resmallest degree of their original bind mains in full force, and will so remain, ing force. When inen impiously pre- through all succeeding generations, un
30!ne to make void the law by their tra- less God has seen fit, or shall hereafter
that the repealing act is recorded in two Not so the law of the holy rest or places : Rom xiv, 5, 6, and Col. ii, 16, jo dained in Paradise. It is a law of uni-417. Let these passages be examined,
versal and perpctual obligation, for, not as detached independent texts, but first, it perer can expire by its own lim-las connected parts of the epistios, in itations. The reason is, it contains no which they occur. " One man, saith limitations. The terms, in which it is the inspired writer to the Romans, “ espromulgated, are general and indefinite. Il teemeth one day above another; anoth
er esteemeth every day alikey Let eveth nót, and giveth God thanks." It is ery man be fully persuaded it his own plain from every word or this quotatioki, mind. He that regardeth the day, re-that it refers exclusively to the centrogardeth it unto the Lord; and he that versies which had inihappily arisen, ar regardeth not tie day, to the Lord hebout the observance of the ceremonial cloth not regard it.” Now, what is the law. But the Sabbath, considered apostle's ineaning here? That the Sab- simply as a season of rest and religious bath was abolished, when lie wrote, in worship, was not a part of that law. Ic so far at least, that it became a inatter was appointed and sanctified, more than of indifference that day of the week,|| 2500 years before the law was given. or whether any day was kept holy - Some things required of the Jews, in Surely those, who put duis construction keeping it, inight perhaps be ceremoni. upon the passage, greatly err, not know-al: but the institution itseil could no ing the Scriptures.
inore be abrogated, than any other morEvery attentire reader of the New-al precept, as a part of the Jewish rituTestament must have observed, that al. Indeed, it is very doubtful, to say the Jewish anel Christian dispensations the least, whether the passage under were for some time blended together ; consideration contains the slightest rethe former being gradually abolislied, Serence to the seventh day Sabbaih.and the latter as gradually taking its There were many other days in every place. Hence arose some unhappy dis- year, the religious observance of which putes and divisions, between the advo. was strictly enjoined in the law of Mo. cates of the two dispensations. Many ses. All, therefore, that can fairly be of the Jewish converts thought thern- gathered from the apostle's words, is, selves and others liound to observe the that the christians of that time inight, or ritual law, in the sizme manner as before might not, regard those feast days, just they embraccu Christianity. Most of as they thought fit, provided they acier the Gentile converts, on the other hand conscientiously. If one convert tho't maintained, that as the rival law was a- it bis duty to regard any particular day Colished, no further regard to its variaccording to the ritual, le might do so; ous distinctions of meats, days, &ç. was while another, who considered the whole adinis:ible. To put an end to these dis- | Mosaic dispensation as abolished, was pates, and induce the disputants lu ex not to be blamed for declining to uvite ercise mutnat forbearance, and charity, with his brother in such an observance. the :postle addressed thein thus : " Diin On this point, every one must be fully Wat is weak in the faith receive ye, but persuaded in his own uil, and actarnot to doubtful disputations. For Olie be-cordingly. If, then, God has abrogated lieveth that he may eat allilings. Anthe Sabbath, we must look cloewhere other, who is weak, cateth herbs. Lot for the repealing act; for surely it is not not him that eateth despise him that found here. Cateth not; and let not him which ca. Let us then turn to Col. ii. 16, 17, and feth not julye him that eateth; for Gud see if we can find it there. The words lits received him. Who art thou that of the apostle are, " Let m'n mail, there, jungest another man's servant! To lis fure, judge you in meat, or iu drinki, or is n master he stundeth or falleih; yea, in respect of at holy dlay, or of the new lie shall be lioiden up, for God is able to moon, or of the Salvhath days; which mike him stand. Cire man esliemeth are a shadow of things to come : but One day above another; another c3- the body is of Christ. Here, say those teemeth every day alike. Let every who maintain that the Sabbath is abol. mau bewly persuaded inliis own mind. ished, here we have the repealing act, lie wiat leg:ruelh the day, regardleth it in terins as explicit, as human language unto the Lord. And he that regardleti cu furnishi. , The Colossians, üüd of not the day, to the Lord he cloth not re- course all other Christians, are excused gard it. He that cateth, eateih to the as well from obzerving the Sabbati Lord, for he giveih God thanks; And days, as the nci incons and other Jcws he that cüteth noi, lu the Lord he art-ili festivals.