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his wound, but he was not expected to A Biographical Dictionary of the live."

living Authors of Great Britain Leyden, Nov. 29.

and Ireland; comprising literary “ The Duke of Angouleme, who went Menoirs and Anecdotes of their in the beginning of November 10 Nismes,

lires, and a Chronological Register received during his stay there two Members of the Protestant Consistory, who

of their publications, with the numwere the only ones that had not taker

ber of editions printed. Illustrated flight, one of whoni was the President by a variety of Communications, and Minister Olivier Desmond. The from persons of the first eminence Duke expressed to this deputation his re- in the world of Letters. London, gret and the chagrin, that the persecutions Printed for H. Colborn, 1816. 8vo. to which the Protestants in the Sutoh had | Tuis is evidently a mere literary job ; been exposed, had caused him, and assured them that they should be in future pre introduced as living authors, are no

a very great majority of the persons vented and even kept down by force of arms, and that the King's Government

more than obscure Pamphleteers, would afford the Protestants all protec- and some of them are as dead in fact, tion; that therefore all their temples as they are to fame. In various should be immediately opened again, and instances, names of truly respectable that they might freely exercise their wor- and honourable men, are posted for ship. The Duke d' Angouleme at the the sake of affording the Biographer same time represented to this deputation, an opportunity of indulging in the that the inhabitants of the Communes had

grossest calumny and abuse. We done very ill in not given up their arms when they were called upon so 'to do.

are compelled by a sense of justice, One of the deputations observed, that the to denounce the unprovoked and maliinhabitants, though armed, had already

cious attack

upon

the Rev. Matthew experienced so much persecution from Wilks, who is represented as making the soi-disant Royalists, that they thought his religious profession a stepping themselves obliged, for the sake of their stone, by which to advance his worldly own safety, not to suffer themselves to be interest. This most upright individisarmed. He even went further, and dual, whose integrity inspires even requested the Prince to be pleased to his enemies with esteem, is accused publish a Proclamation at Nismes, to make-known his opinions and favourable

of injuring a bookseller in Fleet sentiments towards the Protestants; and Street, “by drawing out of his hands, exhort the people no longer to persecute

the Evangelical Magazine, and inakthem under the pretext of Royalism ; but ing it the property of himself and his the Prince refused their just' demand, partners, to their po little advantage.” alledging that his powers did not anthorise This palpable falsehood requires no him to make such Proclamation. This contradiction ; it needs only to be confession of the Duke's confounded the stated, to be condemned as the wickProtestants, and inflamed the audacity of ed attempt of some nameless hireling their persecutors. It is even said that the to discredit, through the traduced deputation of the Protestants, in order to avoid the insult of the populace, was

character of Mr. Wilks, that of the conducted to the Duke by a military religion which, for nearly half a escort, and entered by a back door the century, he has faithfully preached, house where the Prince put up. Accord- and in his conduct luminously exhiing to some accounts, the Protestant bited. The inaccuracies of all sorts, Deputies secretly left the town to pay which mark every page of this pretheir respects to the Duke, and to re- tending volume, are an utter disgrace commend their interests to him before he to the British Press. We might entered the city. However it be, on the notice the article “ Thomas Williams" Sundayafter the Duke's departure, divine service was again performed in a Protes- asdisplaying unpardonable ignorance. tant Church, the entrance of which was

Mr. Williams never was the Editor guarded by a considerable armed force; of the Evangelical Magazine, nor is but this precaution was in vain; the he a Calvinistic Preacher. We never people being informed that the church heard of bis preaching any, where was open, collected together, and went except behind his counter, where he thither uttering imprecations and menaces sometimes betrays a thoughtless disforced the guard, and entered the church: regard to his own interest, by altothemselves by immediate flight. Generai gether neglecting the suaviter in La Garde being informed of this, modo. He is, however, ao able writer

a character repaired in person to the spot-[here and a very worthy man ;follows an account of his being shot.]

which we fear, his Biographer has [T. bo continued in our next.] yet to acquire.

Religious and Literary Intelligence.

BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE means for printing the Holy Scriptures in
SOCIETY.

the Georgian language, for distribution in

Mingrellia, where church books are very [Continued from page 382.]

scarce and very dear. He then goes on:

Among the multi- “ The coast of Anatolia presents itself tude of interesting communications and to view, well peopled, who compose the liberal subscriptions laid before the Com- labouring part of the community. The mittee this day, from different distant lot of these Christians, yet our brethren, parts of Russia, none afforded us so much sunk in ignorance and poverty, under the pleasure as the following most interesting iron rod of Turkish dominion, surely merits observation, respecting the establishinent our compassion. There are still Greek of an Auxiliary Bible Society in the sea- and Armenian churches among them, in port town of Theodosia, in the Crimea. which divine service is performed; but this The communication was written by the is done in a very unedifying way, which Governor of that city, His Excellency may easily be conceived, when it is known, Bronefsky, and is accoinpanied with a list that even the priests themselves have but of from 30 to 40 subscribers, of whom six a very small knowledge of letters. are subjects of the Sultan of Constanti. “ The Theodosian Branch Society will nople, and a petition for instructions to- take upon itself the sacred obligations of wards the establishment of a Branch of the promoting these views, having numerous Bible Society in that ancient city, formerly facilities by the central commercial intercalled by the Turks Kafa.

course which the port of Theodosia has “ The Theodosian Branch Bible Society with Abhazi, Mingrellia, and Anatolia. will strive to distribute the word of God | From these short remarks, it is easy to among unbelievers, having hefore it a vast observe, how important and extensive the field, first in the Peninsula of the Crimea, field is, which presents itself to the zeal and secondly in the neighbouring coun- and activity of the Members of the Thetries of Caucasus Anatolia. Abhazia, odosian Auxiliary Bivle Society. SucMingrellia and Anatolia, being in the cess and further extended views depend closest commercial connexion with Theo- upon God. He, by his omnipotent good. dosia, present a wide field for the Bible ness, will direct all for the best, and will Society proposed to be in that city. make even impossibilities possible to

“ It is well known that in former times contrite spirits, that hunger after his righthe Abhazi were enlightened by the faith teousness. of Christ, and belonged to the Greek communion. Monuments of Christianity exist

Theodosia, April 3, 1815.” to the present time among them, in the re

Mr. Pinkerton adds:-“ I leave you, my mains of churches, for which the people dear friend, to make yourown observations have still respect. A proof of this, is the on this wonderful opening of Divine Proveneration which they have for the form vidence, to rekindle the Christian flame of the cross. Surely it is possible to en- among the churches of Asia Minor, where liven the remembrance of extinguished first the great Apostle of the Gentiles faith, by causing the rays of gospel light preached the doctrine of the cross. The again to shine upon it,

other day I met with a Tartar Prince, ar“ Tue inhabitants of Mingrellia have rived a few days ago from the Criniea, who preserved the faith of their fathers in the is a Major General in the Russian service, midst of the heavy yoke of bondage which and is about to march for the frontiers at has lain upon their country for several the head of four regiments of Tartar Coscenturies; and, notwithstanding the per- sacks, belonging to that peninsula. I secutions of cruel Mahommedans, they made inquiries of him respecting the still continue to hold the Christian faith ac- character of the Mufti of the Crimea, who cording to the Greek confession, and per- subscribes 50 rubles annually to the Bible form their religious services in the Geor- | Society, and is at the head of upwards of gian language. If the poverty of the in- | 10,000 Mahommedan priests. The General habitants, the ignorance of the clergy, and sai that the Mufti was an enlightened the strong hold of national customs, have man, that he recommended to the preists hitherto prevented the better organization to read the Tartar New Testament," of the Mingrellian church, which remains Mr. Pinkertoa says,-“ According to without pastors, and almost desolate ; yet the most authentic sources of infurmation, now, when this country is joined to the it appears, that during 234 years, since Russian Empire, we may surely expect Bibles were first printed in Russia, no that some help will be given, particularly more than twenty-two editions of the Scla. from the exertions of the Bible Society, vonian Bible have appeared, consisting in protided it were only possible to find all of but about sixty thousand copies VOL. I.

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« Should we even suppose, (though it of Hindoostanee may flow together ander be impossible,) that all these copies still the banners of Jesus Christ." exist, yet, alas ! how few Bibles are to be found in Russia for the use of so many millions of people ; and what a vast number GLASGOW AUXILIARY IN AU of precious souls, during this period, have OF THE BAPTIST MISSIONARY departed into another world, without ever

SOCIETY. having had in their power either to obtain At a Meeting held in the Hall of the or to be benefited by that Book which BLACK Bull Inn, on the 5th. October, contains the only pure source of Christian it was unanimously resolved to form a doctrine!”

Society, under the following designation, An extract from a letter of an Exile in " THE GLASGOW AUXILIARY SOCIETY IN Siberia. Tom-k. Dec. 4. 1814.-“Having AID

BAPTIST MISSION AND been deprived of rank and nobility, by TRANSLATIONS IN INDIX.” The Funds of an unfortunate event, I find myself an this Society, are to be applied to the supexile in the Siberian town Tomsk, in the port of the Mission in general, including most needy and miserablc condition; and, the Schools and Translations; or of the though desirous of exercising myself in Schools, or Translations of the Scriptures, divine things, yet I have not the means of in particular, as Subscribers shall direct. obtaining books salutary to the soul. On How much the Baptist Mission in India is this account I flee for aid to the Members distinguished for zeal and success, in of the Committee of the Moscow Bible preaching the Gospel, and in translating Society, most humbly beseeching them to the Holy Scriptures into the numerous furnish me with a Bible, so that I may be languages of the East, has long been well able to read the Holy Scriptures, which to the public. are able to strengthen and preserve me

Dr. Carey and his Associates have from threatening despair, and beget in me seen their labours crowned with remarkthe hope of life everlasting.”

able success, in a part of the world, supThe Rev. Mr. Supper writes from posed by many, to be peculiarly unfaBatavia, Feb. 4, 1815:--" You cannot vourable. India was the boast of the infithink with what eagerness some Arabian del, who thought that no efforts of ChristiMerchants and Scheiks read the Bibles anity should overcome the Cast, and other they received of me ; for whole nights they barriers of idolatry, among those whom hè sit in company together reading this book terméd the amiable Hindoos. This boast of books.

is now put

lence; and in a great “ An Arabian Merchant, who has re- measure by the Baptist Missionaries. turned to Arabia, received, a few days Others have done, and are still doing before his departure, a Bible of me, and worthily, in the same work. But the most he has actually delayed his departure for eminent of these unite in giving the disseveral days, in order to read it with tinguished praise to their Baptist brethren. tranquillity and reflection. He promised It is universally allowed that they are exto recommend this book to his countrymen, ecuting a remarkable number of translaand implored a thousand blessings upon tions of the Holy Scriptures; while, at the the Bible.

same time, there is reason to think, that The Rev. T. Robertson communicates each is made with care and fidelity. In the following information from Calcutta, the study of the Oriental Languages, they March 27, 1815:-“ I have already in- have made several discoveries of great formed you of Mr. Martyn's Persian importance to general literature.

But translation of the New Testament having their literary researches have been always arrived, and have now the pleasure of subservient to the preaching of the Gospel: adding to it the Gospel of St. John in the By this means, many Natives have been Bengalee language, translated by Mr. turned from Idols to serve the living and Ellerton, of Malda, a gentleman who is true God. Missionary Stations, and Chriscritically acquainted with this tongue. tian Churches, have been established, in There are manifest tokens of the fall of several places of that immense country. idolatry at least; and I observe that all Good has been done not only among the those who have learnt the English lan- natives, but also to the Europeans resident guage, even imperfectly, have acquired in India. In Calcutta, where at no disnew sentimients with respect to the Author tant period, a serious Christian was hardof their being, without themselves being ly to be found, there is now a religious aware of it. Thus the foundations of public, a regular supply of the means of Polytheism are undermined daily, and a grace, and a growing disposition among hope excited, that in a little time we may the people to profit by them. hear the whole building tumble to the At home, Brother FULLER (a name ground. With the Sacred Scriptures in which will be long remembered with the our hands we can have no doubt as to the warmest sentiments of affection and eso temple that will rise upon its ruins. We teem) was the judicious correspondent of look up to your Society, as the great in his Brethren in India, and the zealous, in strument, under God, for the raising of defatigable advocate, in recommending Theis house of the Lord, where the nations and vindicating their caase. In promoting

INTELLIGENCE.

402 the Indian Mission, he was honoured Of those, who confipe their aid to the to promote, very extensively, the general Translations of Scripture, some have said, cause of Christ both at home and abroad. it is sufficient to give more to the Bible His situation, as Secretary of the Baptist Society, and this will enable them to add Missionary Society, greatly enlarged the to the very liberal donations which they sphere of his usefulness, and wonderfully have repeatedly given to the Missionaries excited the energy of his mind, even in at Serampore. Those who have-formed the decline of life. For many years, he this Auxiliary Society, delight in the Bible was in the habit of undertaking frequent Society, and have no doubt of its steady and extensive journies. To the very last, friendship to the Missionaries at Seramthese continued to be increasingly accep- pore; but they are of opinion, that those table. The excellent Sermons; the ami- Missionaries, and their constituents at able simplicity; the decided superiority home deserve immediate support from of talent combined with modesty and can- the Christian public at large, and ought dour; the affection, and the holy ardour, not to be left in a state of dependence on of the venerable man; the important busi- any other Society, however trust-worthy ness which brought him; and the multi- and powerful. plied tokens of divine favour which attend- If any should yet urge, that the Transed it;-these things made the ti:nes of his lations may be erroneous; it may be anvisits to Glasgow, a kind of general jubi- swered, that no Translation is absolutely lee to the Christians of the place. His perfect; yet none probably so bad as not Master would no longer delay inviting him to contain the doctrines of salvation. The into the joy of his Lord. We are, there- first English Bible, translated by Wickfore, called by Providence, to endeavour liffe, was an unspeakable blessing, although to supply the loss of the service, which he it was only the version of a version, which so ably and faithfully performed. We was both imperfect and corrupt. With all have formed an Auxiliary Society to the its faults, the Vulgate Bible made Luther Indian Mission; and we hope that Chris- a Christian and a Protestant. We believe tian Friends will, in many places, be led our Baptist Brethren in India translate to adopt the same measure.

ably and faithfully, to the best of their Independently, indeed, of the death of knowledge and belief; and what more Mr. Fuller, the formation of such Societies can be expected from men? The diffe is called for by the progress of Missionary rence of judgment among Christians, on undertakings. It is accordingly becoming the subject of Baptism, is well known; a general measure, in behalf of all the but very few, we presume, would scruple leading schemes, which are prosecuting for

“ Would to God that all the the advancement of the Redeemer's kings Brahmans in India were made like Brodom; and we may hail it as an evidence of ther Fuller or Brother Carey !" growing zeal, and cnimating success. The Oriental Translations of Scripture

The cauốe of Missions has always been have the immense advantage of being calculated to promote Christian liberality. made upon the spot, in the midst of those This is the case, not only where the Mis- who speak the respective languages, and sionary Societies consist of members of with the assistance of their learned men. different denominations, but also where The Missionaries have an opportunity of they conisist of those who beloug exclusive observing the reception which their first ly to one. Where the meinbers are of attempts obtain from the public and are one denomination, and the corntribu- already issuing several new editions with tors of many, it is the strongest possible all these means of correction and improof of liberality. It shows that Chris- provement. For the sake of these, they tians are disposed to encourage what is cheerfully expose themselves to the effects good wherever they see it; and that those of a climate, very unfavourable to health whom they are thus led to assist, have, by and longevity; and they discover a rewisdom and integrity, obtained the confi- markable degree of vigour in circumdence of many, beyond the circle of their stances naturally calculated to render immediate connexions. The Baptist Mis- thein feeble. sionary Society, and its numerous friends, are a happy example of this state of things. In the Auxiliary Society, which is here

DEATHS. apnounced, all denominations of Christians are admissible, both among the Members,

On Monday, the 20th of November and the Contributors. At the same time, last, died at Cheltenham, Mrs. WILLIAMS, liberality is made perfectly consistent with wife of the Rev. H. H. WILLIAMS, of the strictest adherence to conscientious that place. principle. Some feel not that liberty to promote the Baptist Mission as a whole, Died lately, at Shields, Mr. JOHN who can nevertheless aid it in an important GRENDELL, Minister of the Gospel; of branch of its operations: such can sub- whom we hope to give some account in our scribe separately for the Schools, or for the next number. Oriental Translations of Scripture,

to say,

INDEX

TO THE

ESSAYS, SUBJECTS DISCUSSED, INTELLIGENCE, &c.

ABILITY, moral and natural, distin- Carey, Mr. W. bis conversion and bap-
guished, 55.

tism, 226. discovers much concern for
Abraham's offering up his son, 67.

the state of the heathen, 227. projects
Advent of Christ, in the fullness of time, the Mission, ib. and offers himself a
231, 262.

missionary, 228.
Advice

to
church members, 269.

Ceylon, missionaries there, 89.
Adult Schools, 29, 63, 285.

Character of Christ illustrated, 33, 171.
Ambassador, import of the term investi-Christ's death a voluntary act of obedience,
gated, 200, 236.

303. procured the justification of all for
Analogy a source of evidence, 15.

whom Christ died, 304. his omniscience
Anecdotes, 44, 61, 239, 243.

defended, 306.
Angels, exulted at the birth of Christ, 388. Christ considered as mighty to save, 357.
A pocalypse, remarks on, 209.

Christians should seek the salvation of
Auxiliary Bible Societies–City of Lon- their kindred, 101.

don, 343. County of Hereford, 318. Christianity, its triumph over paganism,
County of Stafiord, 318. Town of Dor- 81. its dignified character, 129.
chester, 319. Aberystwith, 319. Christmas-day, Sermon suitable for, 385.

Church-yard, a scene there described, 119.
Backliders, how they may renew their | Church Missionary Society, 187.
comfort, 37.

Clerical gowns should not be worn by
Balaam, considered as a true prophet, 371. Dissenters, 161.
Baptism of the Holy Spirit, what, 138. Collyer, Dr. defended against the British
Baptist Mission in India, 26, 57, 120, 136,

Critic, 105. sketch of his sermon before
189. estimate of its vast importance, the Duke of Kent, 383.
225. its formation and establish:nent Comparison of the funds of different
traced, 226. its obligations to Fuller

Missions, 134.
and Carey, 227. anniversary meeting Conscience, a monitor always at hand,
of the Society in London, 217. esta- 132. remedy for a wounded one, 169.
blishment of schools in India, 252. Counsel to Counsellors, an awful fact,
intelligence concerning, 281. annual 381.
meeting at Northampton, 319.

Covenants, popular jargon concerning
Baptist Missionary Stations, list of, 120.

them, noticed, 140.
Baptist Society for village preaching, 220. Cox, Mr. his Life of Melancthon, 205.

educating the native Cumæan Sybil, the foundation of Virgil's
Irish, 220.

Pollio, 315.
Baxter, Mr. his dying experience, 270.
Bethelsdorp, description of, 35.

Death of Christ, the true and real sacrifice
Bethnal Green Bible Association, 379. for sin, 301. was also the highest possi-
Birth of Christ, 1. was in the fulness of ble expression of obedience to God,

time, 2, the subject of joy to angels, ib. 303. and the object of the divine good
a source of wonder and joy to mortals, 3. pleasure, 304.

the doctrine illustrated, 385391. Death of the old year improved, 4.
Birth-day reflections, 200.

Deaths recorded, D. Queenborough, Esq.
Bishop of Lincoln attacks the Bible So- 30. Johanna Southcott, 30. Mr. Kendall
ciety, 217,

of Colchester, 93. Mrs. Allcorn, Fetter
Biography, its utility, 97.

lane, 126. Rev. James Wraith, Rev.
British and Foreign Bible Society, 124, John Rees, Rev. Andrew Fuller, 192.

158, 177, statement of its funds, 178. Mr. Head, of Bradford, Wilts, 223.
anniversary meeting of, 213.

Mrs. Imnes, Trowbridge, 223. Rev. C.
British Critic, its shameful treatment of Buck, 285. Mrs. Wraith of Hampstead,
Dr. -Collyer exposed, 105.

382.
British and Foreign School Society, 59, 91, Deluge described, 148.

382. Dr. Collyer's sermon for do. 383.
Bushmen of South Africa, described by Education, its importance stated, 60.
Mr. Campbell, 150.

Eloquence of a blind American preacher,

11.
Carey, Mr. Felix, his shipwreek and loss Essex, Baptist Circular Letter, 346. 375.
of his wife, 124.

Evidences of Christianity, 129.
Case of Conscience submitted, 268, re- Existence of God proved from creation,
solved, 340,

13.

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