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represented a most important scrip-times greatly below the dignity of ture fact? It cannot be the design of her subject. Thus, for instance, vol. our authoress to deny the divinity of II. p. 88, referring to Paul's courthe Son of God. “The character of tesy towards his christian brethren, the founder of our religion,” says having noticed the salutations wbich she, p. 45, “is DEIFIED HUMANITY.” he sends to several females in the We do not much admire this phrase- church at Rome, she adds, "To the ology; but we have no doubt her honour of British ladies be it remeaning is, that Jesus Christ was membered, that his friend Claudia “God manifest in the flesh”--Im- (2 Tim. iv. 21.) was our country, manuel, God with us, or in our na
Where Mrs. M. obtained ture;” in short, that“ In Him dwelt the knowledge of this memorable fact, all the fulness of the Godhead bodi- she has not condescended to inform ly.” Col. ii. 9. But is it a fact, that us, but probably she thinks we ought during his state of humiliation in this to be contented with the information world, he never had divine honours contained in the following passage, paid him ?. What a concession to the which she has subjoined as a footSocinians--a concession, too, from note upon the place. Mrs. Hannah More, one of the cham
“If any consideration could increase pions of orthodoxy! But this is a the interest we take in this blessed apospoint which we must not yield either tle, it would be the strong presumption, to Mrs. M. or to the Socinians. In from testimonies recently adduced by a every period of his life Jesus Christ very learned, pious, and laborious prewas the object of worship to angels late, that Saint Paul, in all probability, and men. Worship him all ye gods,
preached the Gospel in Britain, to which or angels, was the divine command country, it is conjectured, after the most given to the heavenly host long be- the family of Caractacus.”
diligent research, that he returned with fore he assumed human nature, but
Here we have “presumption,” with reference to that stupendous probability,” and “conjecture," as event. See Ps. xcvii. 7. and the apos- to the certainty of a fact; but then, tle Paul has expressly applied it to be it remembered, that it is the preChrist, in Heb. i. 6. When he bring- sumption, probability, and conjec. eth in the first begotten into the tare, of a very learned, pious, and world, he saith, Let all the angels laborious prelate”! What egregious of God worship him.”. Accordingly, trifling is this. when Jesus appeared in the humble state of a babe at Bethlehem, a mul- More's work which perplex us ex
There are some passages in Mrs. titude of the heavenly host sang
his praises. Luke ii. 13, 14. The Eastern what to make of thein. Take the
ceedingly, and we really know not magi paid him divine honours, following as a specimen: she is ilthey fell down and worshipped lustrating the subject of Paul's dishim.” Matt. ii. 11. His disciples “be
interestedness; and thus she proheld his glory, the glory as of the ceeds only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth,” John i. 14. and consistent practice furnished this sure
" It cannot be denied, that his whole they paid divine honours to him. criterion of a faithful minister,--that he Matt. xiv. 33. John ix. 38. Matt.
enjoined no self-denial, preached no morxxviii. 9. Luke xxiv. 52. The con- tification, recommended no exertion to verted thief paid divine honours to others, of which he gave not himself a him, even in the very lowest stage of shining example. While he pointed out his humiliation, for he acknowledged to his associates the duty of approving him to be the King of Israel, the hear themselves ministers of God in afflictions, er of prayer, and the Sovereign of Pa- in necessities, in distresses,' he was not radise,or the third heaven.Luke xxiii. himself lying on a bed of roses; he was
not making light of sorrows, of which he 42. In short, in the very place that
was not personally partaking; he did not was peculiarly dedicated to the wor- deal out orders for the patient endurance ship of the one living and true God, of sufferings, the bitterness of which he Jesus received divine honours from bad not tasted. He had largely shared the multitude, who sang his praises in the stripes and imprisonments which it in the very words which
were appro- was possible some of his followers might priated to the worship of the Most be speedily called to endure." High. Matt. xxi. 9-16.
Now here we wish to know wheMrs. More's remarks are some, Ither it be the intention of this fair
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119 authoress to draw a parallel, or year. It is with the sincerést pleasure strike a contrast, between the self- we learn, that twenty thousand copies denial of the apostle Paul and that of it have been distributed in Scotof the clergy of her own church. If land; and after an examination of its it be not her object in the above contents, are constrained to say that paragraph to libel the bench of bi. its circulation has not been greater shops and the whole herd of sleepy than that to which it is entitled by its drones, who are lolling on their beds intrinsic merit. Earnestly indeed do of roses, and “ dealing out their or- we hope that it is destined to a still ders (like my Lord of Chester, lately more extensive circulation than it adverted to) for the patient endu- has yet obtained; for a work better rance of sufferings, the bitterness of calculated to benefit the rising genewhich they have not tasted,” we are ration, especially those in humble life, utterly at a loss to divine her mean- we can truly say, never fell into our ing. But if such be her view of the hands. The various dispositions and “purest and best reformed church habits, on the exercise of which their on earth,” she can expect no thanks own happiness and the good of sofrom the episcopal order; and in ciety depend, are inculcated throughour humble opinion, she would act out by precept, by example, by famia far more consistent part in giving liar narrative, bý anecdote, and by up the hierarchy altogether; for the concise and interesting pieces of bievils of which she complains are en-ography; in fact, by every method graven in its very constitution.
that suited to allure young minds [To be concluded in our next.] to read, and to pruduce a deep im
pression of what is read. In conduct, The Cheap Magazine, 2 Vols. 12mo. is impossible not to recognize the
ing every department of the work, it each 620 pages. Os. boards. Had-correctness of judgment, the benevodington: Printed by Miller & Son: lence of feeling, and, indeed, the suSold in London by G. Cowie, & Co. periority of talent which it invaria. Poultry. 1814.
bly manifests. The most cultivated The shocking scenes which dis- mind cannot peruse the work withgraced the streets of Edinburgh at out pleasure, though it is accommothe commencement of the year 1812, dated to the capacities of the most of which the melancholy detail is not illiterate. In fact, it leaves us little yet forgotten, gave rise to the pub- to wish otherwise about it than what fication before us. The title page, it is, except the paper and the cuts, which our confined limits have com- both of them being quite upon a par pelled us to abridge, justly describes with the humble price at which the it to be “a work of humble import, work has been published. yet claiming the attention of all ranks,
We could easily, justify the chaas having for its object the preven-racter we have given of" this publition of crimes, and being calculated cation, and even still higher encoto ensure the peace, comfort, and miums, had we thought proper to security of society, by alluring the lavish them upon it. But though we young and thoughtless to a taste for have not room to do this, we must reading subjects of real utility.". It give our readers one specimen, and consists of Original Communications we produce the following almost at and Select Extracts, eminently adapt- random; there may possibly be a hun. ed to promote the interests of reli- dred articles in the volumes which gion, virtue, and humanity ; to en- many of them would prefer to it. courage a spirit of industry, econo- “A Scene in a Chureh-yard. my, and frugality; and to dissipate
Stepping into the church-yard one the shades of ignorance, prejudice, day, I beheld the sexton busily employed and error, more especially among the in making that little house appointed for lower classes of mankind. The work all living. I was strongly tempted to smile has been published in Monthly num- at the apathy of the mortal, had not the bers, at the low price of four-pence solemnity of the place prevented me from each, every number consisting of 48 doing so. He dug up the remains of the closely printed pages, accompanied husbandman who labours to bring forward
dead with as little seeming concern, as a with a wood-cut. No. 1. appeared in the fruit of the vine :--it is lamentable January, 1813, and the publication that these trusty brethren of the trade reterminated with the close of the last main as hardened, if not more so,
other part of mankind. In every shovel- | made seas and lakes, rivulets and founfull that he cast up, I could discern the tains, all to flow in the sweetness of numbroken fragments of sculls and bones bers, have become its lawful captive. which once had their place assigned them “ The fair one, who has been surroundin the structure of the human body. In ed with a train of admirers, who have surveying the whole that was cast up, my praised and exalted her virtues and acattention was directed to a scull which complishments; who have poured out the was pretty entire; it rested on its base, tender emotions of their hearts in the most and presented to my view, in awful de- passionate and pathetic strains; a glance monstration, the frailty and mortality of of whose eye would have rendered them man; surely, said I, man at his best estate the happiest of mortals, and darted comis wholly vanity; frail man! his days are fort to their enamoured soul; even she, as the grass, he groweth as a flower in the amidst all the panegyric bestowed upon field. Instead of the glossy hair which her, has descended to the grave, and beadorns the brow, and waves round the come an inhabitant of the dark and nartemples in loose and flowing ringlets, I row house. Where now her rosy hue and could discern nothing but the bare bone, ruddy, complexion, of which she vainly and moulding down to original dust; thé boasted? Where now her charms and alpiercing eyes, those monitors of the heart, lurements? Where all her sprightliness and organs of the soul, which once smiled and vivacity? Alas! death has brought with affability and complacency, or flush- the whole to a final termination. ed with anger and indignation, were no “ What do the histories of past ages premore to be seen; they had totally disap- sent to us, but a continued catalogue of peared, and left nothing behind them but births and deaths ? Some, indeed, have the hollow sockets, dismal and ghastly! made a figure on the stage of time, but The sweet and balmy lips, ruddy and how soon did they make their exit-how coral, on which ten thousand smiles were soon was the scene withdrawn! JOB, when wont' to play, were entirely consumed, speaking of the grave, says, The small not one vestige of all their rosy hue re- and great are there; men of all ages and mained, nothing but the rugged jaws, nations, of all hues and complexions, have fierce and terrific. I began to consider been taken captive by the hand of death, with myself, what puny and despicable from the enlightened and civilized Euromortals men are, doomed to drag out a pean, to the rude and uncultivated Arab miserable existence here on earth, then of the desert; from the dreary and forlorn to descend to the grave, and become food Laplander to the black and tawny Moor for worms; such a consideration as this, is on the plains of Africa.-Death spares eminently calculated to make men think none; the rigour of the sentence runs thus and consider their latter end.
- Dust thou art, and shalt to dust return. “ It would be a great advantage to us 'Seeing this is the case, what madness all, especially to those who are young and and folly is it for mortals to spend their thoughtless, to retire to the gloomy man- precious time in the pursuit of those things sions of the tomb, and muse on the sen- which perish with the using, to the neglect tence-Dust thou art, and shalt to dust of their everlasting salvation. Let us but return;-yes, 'tis appointed for all men for a moment take a view of the state of once to die, and after death the judgment the wicked in another world, what awful --though titles and honours, birth and miseries do they suffer! What excruciateducation, make a distinction among men, ing pain do they feel! Banished from the death makes none. When the gloomy presence of Jehovah, they are doomed to monarch receives his commission, he puts dwell with devils, and hold converse with it in execution, without any regard to everlasting groans. No soft floating meloname or distinction,-the prince shares dy to attract their ears; no music to enthe same fates with the meanest of his liven their mind; nothing but the clanking subjects; he must resign his crown to the of eternal chains. Their worm dieth not, King of Terrors, and descend to the grave: and their fire is not quenched. On the all his wealth and power are insufficient other hand, let us take a view of the felito bribe death for a moment. Philoso- city of the righteous in heaven ; admitted phers, who have pushed their discoveries into the immediate presence of the Lord, almost to the boundaries of the universe; they surround his throne with a perpetual who have explained and laid open the hymn. They strike their golden harps, phenomena of nature, and shewed the wis- and sing aloud the song of Moses, the serdom of the Deity in his handyworks; who vant of God, and of the Lamb: saying, have inculcated virtue in the strongest Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord terms, and induced mortals to tread her God Almighty;
just and true are thy ways, flowery paths as the only means by which thou King of Saints! There they shali they may attain pleasure here and happi- have no need of the sun by day, nor of the ness hereafter, have been laid low by the moon by night; for the Lord God himself hand of Death; poets, who have delineat shall be a light unto them; they shall pared the beauties of nature in the liveliest take of that fulness of joy, which is at colours, and rendered more delightful the God's right hand, and of those pleasures verdant landscape, the blossomed thorn, \ which are for evermore." and all the diversity of flowers; who have
Religious and Literary Intelligence.
BAPTIST MISSION IN INDIA. Kanta, Muthoora, Vishnuva, Buluram,
and Kangalee. Cutwa is a town on the The committee appointed for conduct- western bank of the Hoogly, io the dising the affairs of this society, have just trict of Burdwan, about 75 miles north of published an octavo pamphlet, accompa- Calcutta. nied by a map, illustrative of their dif- “ 4. RANGOON. Mr. Felix Carey and ferent stations, and of the countries in Mr. Judson. Rangoon is the chief sea which the respective languages are port of the Burman empire, and about spoken; entitled, “ A brief View of the 500 miles E. of Calcutta, containing 5000 Baptist Missions, and (of the] Transla- houses. This city was in March 1814, a tions (of the Scriptures]; with Speci- second time since the establishment of the mens of various Languages in which they station in 1807, reduced to ashes! are now printing at the Missionary Press, “N.B. The mission-house and printingat Sarampore.”—Price 1s. As the af- press were preserved from the flames. fairs of this society are every year acquir- 5. JESSORE. William Thomas, ing additional interest, and as it is proba- Pram-das, Pran-Krishna, Suphul-rama, ble that we shall hereafter be frequently Punchanun, Manika-sha, and Nurottucalled upon to notice their proceedings, ma. Jessore is a district in the east of we have thought it might be acceptable Bengal, about seventy miles E.N.E. from to the readers of our Magazine to have Calcutta, containing 1,200,000 inhabibefore them a condensed view of the dif- tants, in the proportion of nine Mahomeferent missionary stations, as they existed dans to seven Hindoos. June 1814; with the names of the persons 6. “ GOAMALTY. Ram Prusad. Goaemployed at each station, in preaching malty is situated near the ancient city of the gospel; together with an accoụnt of Gour, between Cutwa and Dinage pore, the various translations of the Scriptures, about 200 miles north of Calcutta. partly executed, and partly in a train of “7. Digah. Messrs. Moore and Rowe, forwardness, at Serampore, at the close assisted by Brindabund. Digah, near of the year 1813. To such as have not Patna in Hindostan, is situated about access to the pamplet itself for more am- 320 miles N.W. of Calcutta, on the south ple information, the following epitome bank of the Ganges. It was established may be useful.
a station in 1809, by Mr. Moore. “ The missionary stations in the East “ 3. BALASORE. John Peter, an Aramount to twenty; some of which, as menian, and Juggunat’ha. Balasore in Sirdhana and Amboyna, must be full | Orissa is about 120 miles S.W. of Cal4000 miles distant from each other. cutta, and in the vicinity of the temple of
“1. SERAMPORE AND CALCUTTA. Mis- Jaggernaut. This station was established sionaries, Drs. Carey and Marshman, early in 1810, by Mr. John Peter, an Messrs. Ward, Lawson, Eustace Carey, Armenian. who has arrived, and Mr. Yates on his “ 9. AGRA. Messrs. Peacock and voyage, and seven native brethren, viz. MʻIntosh. Agra is a large city situated Krishna, Sebukrama, Bhagvat, Neelo, on the banks of the Jumna, nearly 800 Manik, Jahans, and Cait'hano.
miles N.W. of Calcutta, and 117 miles * The station at Serampore was esta- S.E. of Delhi, the capital of the province blished in 1799, about six years after the of Agra, and of Hindostan. The station arrival of Messrs. Thomas and Carey, as was established in 1811, by Messrs. Chammissionaries in India. Serampore is berlain and Peacock. about fifteen miles north from Calcutta,
€ 10. NAGPORE. Mr.
and on the western bank of the river Hoogly. Ram-mohun. Nagpore is in the Mah
“ 2. DINAGEPORE AND SADAMAH’L. ratta country, 615 miles west of Calcutta. Ignatius Fernandez. Dinagepere is a Its population has been estimated at city, estimated to contain 40,000 inhabi-80,000 inhabitants. tants, situated about 240 miles north of és 11. COLUMBO. Mr. Chater. ColumCalcutta.
bo, in Ceylon, about 1220 miles S.S.W. " At Sadamah’l, a few miles from Dina- from Calcutta, established in 1812. This gepore, Mr. Fernandez has indigo works, island is said to contain 270,000 inhabiat which several of the members being tants, of whom 50,000 bear the Christian employed, they have christian worship name. there, and form brunch of the Dinage- “ 12. Patna. Mr. Thompson. Patna pore church.
is a city of Hindostan proper, the capital 66 3. CUTWA.
Mr. William Carey,' uf Belar, 320 miles N.W. from Calcutta, VOL. 1,
on the south bank of the Ganges, said to a mile of Batavia, and 2350 miles S.S.E, contain 500,000 inhabitants.
from Calcutta. “ 13. BOMBAY Carapeit Aratoon. 66 17. PANDUA. Krishnoo. Pandua Bomby or Surat, situated on the western lies at the north-east extremity of Benside of the great peninsula of India, at gal, 310 miles N.E from Calcutta, and the distance of 1010 miles west of Cal- within a fortnight's journey on foot to cutta.
Ghina. " 14. CHITTAGONG. M. Du Bruyn. 18. Ava. Mr. Felix Carey. Mr. Chittagong lies in the eastern extremity Felix Carey has lately formed a new of Bengal, on the borders of the immense station at Ava, the capital of the empire, forests of Teak Wood, which divide the 500 miles east from Calcutta, where he British dominions from the Burman em- is greatly favoured by the emperor; by pire. It is about 230 miles east of whose order a printing press has been esCalcutta.
tablished there. “ 15. SIRDHANA. Mr. Chamberlain, “ 19. AMBOYNA. Mr. Jabez Carey and Purum-anunda. Sirdhana is the cas and Mr. Trowt. Amboyna is about 3230 pital of a small independent territory miles S.E. from Calcutta, and near the fifty miles' north of Delhi and Hindoostan, S.W. point of the island of Ceram. beyond Agra, near the Punjab, or coun- “ 20. ALLAHABAD. Mr. N. Kerr, and try of the Sieks. It is about 920 miles Kureem. This station was formed in N.W. from Calcutta.
1814, by Mr. N. Kerr, and a native bro“ 16. JAVA. Messrs. Robinson and ther, Kureem. Allahabud is a large Riley. This station was formed by Mr. city of Hindostan, situated about half Robinson, who arrived at the island in way between Patna and Agra, at the 1813. His first residence was at Wel fork, or junction of the Ganges and Jumna tevreden, but he has since taken a house, rivers, about 490 miles W.N.W. from and opened a school at Molenuliet, within | Calcutta.
“ The following Sketch of the state of the Translations is given in a kind of
geographical order. Those spoken in the middle part of India being first mentioned, and then those spoken in the south, in the west, in the north, and in the east. Six of these languages may be included under those spoken in the middle part of India, viz. the SUNGSKRIT, HINDEE, BRIJ-BHASA, MAHRATTA, BENGALEE, and ORISSA.
1, SUNGSKRIT. New Testament.
Old Testament. Translated, printed, and in circulation TranslatedThe Pentateuch has been for three years.
printed near three years, and the histori
cal books nearly completed.
2. HINDEE. Second edition of 4000 copies printing. All translated, Pentateuch printed,
historical books in the press.
3. BRIJ-BHASSA, The four Gospels have been translated, and that of St. Matthew about to be put to press.
4. MAHRATTA. Translated. The third edition printed. The whole translated; Pentateucl
printed; historical books in the press,
and in much forwardness.
5. BENGALEE. Translated; a fourth edition of 5000 Translated ; a second edition of the printing, advanced so far as the end of Pentateuch of 1000 copies is printed; Luke.
and the Hagiographa has been long out
6. ORISSA, OR OORIYA. Translated and printed.
Translated; the historical books print.
ed; all except the Pentateuch published. The languages spoken in the south of India are the TELINGA and KURNATA; which are spoken throughout countries as large as England.
7. TELINGA. Translated, and the Lospel of Matthew Pentateuck translated, nearly finished.