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other stations, we had religious worship was broken into pieces ; he then took and conversation with the converts ; off one of his shoes and continued to and were fully convinced by what we strike him with that. “Why do you saw and heard, that their piety is do this ?' Nir. Heinig exclaimed. To intelligent, and that they are well in-convince you : to convince you,” was structed in the great doctrines of the all the answer he could get. Seeing a gospel. Both men and women assist in tanna (police-office) near, he went the distribution of tracts; and most of towards it ; on which, the Mahommedan those who have families keep up worship fled. He went and asked the police to at home. The answers to our questions take him up ; but afterwards counterwere given without hesitation, and manded it, thinking it better to forgive. much to the purpose. One was asked, The following evening he went to the 'Do you love Christ ?' He replied, “I chouk (market) to preach. The people forsake everything for Christ and flee had heard of the assault, and were into him. I seek my own salvation in quiring, 'What will he do ?' He stood the first place, and with love I ought to up and preached Christ, fully and seek the salvation of others.' 'If any firmly, without once alluding to it. The one offends you, what ought you to do ?' Mahommedans, however, took it up 'I must love him,' he said, "and try to themselves, and said, 'As the aggressor win him.' They are generally very had acted without any provocation, he poor, getting their living by the culti- should have a guard for two months ; vation of a small plot of ground, or a and when he saw Mr. H. or any Eurolittle merchandise. They give, however, pean, should put his finger into his own when they can. That woman,' said mouth till he had passed.' Mr. H. met John Melder, pointing to one, 'gives a him accidentally a fortnight after ; dollar a-year.”

when he put his finger into his mouth Of Agra, Mr. Russell writes :-" The accordingly. They were not interrupted native city is a large, dirty, busy place, afterwards." inferior to Delhi; but the English We coinmend the following account quarters stretch får beyond it, and it of an eastern custom to the special being the seat of government for the attention of those pædo-baptist writers upper provinces, there are numerous who have wearied themselves with vain handsome bungalows with large com- efforts to discover how or where the pounds. There are two baptist churches; parties obtained change of raiment in Mr. Williams was still acting as pastor New Testament baptisms. At Dinaof one, Mr. Lish was pastor of the pore, Mr. Russell found the weather other ; neither of them derive any pe- very pleasant ; "the mornings and cuniary support from our society.” evenings rather cool, notwithstanding

There are different ways of con- which, both men and women vincing men, but that which a Mussul- bathing every day in the river. It man took in order to convince Mr. must be a cold business at this time of Heinig will seem to have something of year; and they do it in the coolest novelty about it. “Our missionary, Mr. manner imaginable, as if they were Heineg, mentioned to me, that soon amphibious. They vary indeed greatly after he began his career at Patna, a in the modus operandi ; some just Mussulman, to whom he spoke of the splash the water over their face and gospel, struck him in the head and face limbs, and are off in a minute : others with a long stalked fruit, which he had go through a regular washing, and in his hand, so violently, that the fruit carefully finish the toilette. They never remove any part of their dress when | been given to a particular race. The going in, except sometimes that which man who has mastered the one epistle covers the shoulders ; and they usually may be said to understand the gospel, walk away with their wet clothes on, the man who has mastered the other occasionally covering them over with may be said to understand the law. dry ones."

were

And the man who has mastered the We will not give any more specimens, two has the fullest evidence of the truth as our readers, if they take our advice, and glory of both, which human nature will purchase the book:

and divine dispensations, reason and fancy, realities and types, pictures and

facts, can supply. In both epistles, more Noles and Reflections on the Epistle to the over, are found innumerable touches,

Hebrews. By Arthur Pridham. Bath: both of character and of doctrine, such Binns and Goodwin. London: Whittaker as afford the best materials for brief and Co. 12mo.

impressive exposition.

In these Notes, it must be admitted, SOME months since, we reviewed Mr. Pridham's Notes on " the Romans,"

the peculiar views of the author come

more prominently before us, than in and commended the volume to the

his Notes on the Romans. He thinks attention of the Christian student.

the common faith, that brighter and The hope was then expressed that Mr. Pridham might be encouraged to publish better times are setting in upon the similar comments on the Epistle to the

world,” a “presumptuous imagination" Hebrews. This hope is now fulfilled,

(p. 259). He deems it not improbable

that sacrifices commemorative of the and we have pleasure in noticing his work. It possesses the same qualities

one great atonement will again be

offered in the earthly courts (p. 188). as its predecessor, is written in a tone

And the reign of the Messiah which eminently spiritual and child-like, and abounds in evidences of competent he ascended up on high, Mr. Pridham

most believe to have commenced, when acquaintance with the inspired original. The two epistles on which these Notes postpones till his second coming. These

views have of course influenced the are written are as remarkable for their

interpretation put upon some passages, differences as for their agreement. In truth they are identical, in proof and

but they are never given at length, illustration they are entirely dissimilar.

nor are they advocated but with broTheir common theme is justification therly, love. There is so much moreand holiness, their common order is, out the volume, that with this warning,

over that is true and spiritual throughdoctrine the foundation of practice, faith of morality; and their common

we cordially commend it to our readers. contrasts, God's justice and mercy, Christ's dignity and tenderness. On

The Gospel and the Great Apostasy; or, the other hand, the Epistle to the

Popery contrasted with pure Christianity, Romans builds the gospel on the guilt in the light of history and scripture : esand helplessness of man, the Epistle to pecially with reference to its present cha. the Hebrews draws out the gospel from racter and pretensions. Prixe Essay. the religious observances of the Jev; London : Religious Tract Society. 12mo. the first proves it from the facts of history and consciousness, the second This essay obtained the prize of £100, illustrates it from what had long since which, about eighteen months since, when the papal aggression had excited and the supremacy of the pope to the universal apprehension and indignation sovereignty of Christ; of the sacrifice of in our land, was laudably offered by the the mass and the idolatry involved Religious Tract Society for the best therein to reason and the atonement treatise on popery, which should for- of Christ; of the sacraments and rites cibly contrast its great leading errors of the Church of Rome to justification with the pure Christianity of the bible, by faith alone and sanctification by the and by its powerful appeals, clear state- word and Spirit of the Lord; and of the ments of facts, and simple illustrations, maxims and practices of popery as idoshould be especially adapted to the latry, deception, and persecution to the common people. We have read it with moral law, is forcibly argued, whilst the much pleasure, and general, if not un- belief and practice of the Church of qualified approbation, and we think it Rome on these several points are incalculated to awaken an intelligent and disputably proved. The accordance of wholesome hostility to the most subtle popery with the predictions of inspiraand dangerous enemy of the gospel of tion is also shown, and one can scarcely Christ: it has also reminded us of some fail to perceive in the fainter developessentially popish features of our own ments of popery in the early or Nicene establishment and even of dissenting age of the church, the fulfilment of communities. The writer, several years the language of Paul, “Now the Spirit a resident in southern India, has had speaketh expressly that in the latter ample opportunity of becoming ac- times some shall depart from the faith, quainted with the practical working giving heed to seducing spirits and docof the church of Rome, and has also trines of devils ; speaking lies in hyavailed himself of those writings which pocrisy, and having their conscience elucidate its spirit and operations. The seared with a hot iron ; forbidding to subject is treated first analytically and marry, and commanding to abstain from historically, and then controversially. meats;" or, to recognize in the perThe characteristic features of popery, manent characteristics of full-grown the secret of its strength, its leading popery that system of iniquity predicted errors, their incipient forms, and the as the "Man of sin, the son of perdition, sources to which they may be his- who opposeth and exalteth himself above torically traced, are marked out with all that is called God or that is worclearness and general accuracy. The shipped, so that he as God sitteth in the conditions of the argument between temple of God showing himself that he popery and pure Christianity are well is God. ... whose coming is after put. The opposition of the infallibility the working of Satan, with all power assumed by the Church of Rome to the and signs and lying wonders, and with word of God; of the power of the priest all deceivableness of unrighteousness."

pp. 262.

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BRIEF NOTICES.

Memoirs of the Lives of Robert_Haldane of most remarkable men of the last generation.

Airthrey, and of his brother, James Alex. Connected by birth with influential families, ander Haldane. By ALEXANDER HALDANE, inheriting property of considerable value, pos. Esq., of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at. sessing more than an average share of physical Law, London : 1852. Švo., pp. xvi., 676. and intellectual power, they gave themselves

in early life to the pursuit of one object, and in Robert and James Haldane were two of the seeking it they co-operated together harmo

pp. 78.

niously throughout a long series of years. From more interesting. It details the zealous and 1795 to 1841 it was their constant business and successful efforts made by Dr. Chalmers on bedelight to labour with all earnestness and dili half of West Port, a district of Edinburgh, gence to promote the interests of the Re- which had been notorious for filth, crime, and deemer's kingdom ; and though more must ungodliness, but in which now the babit of atremain to be revealed hereafter, much of their tendance on public worship is as general as in success was visible to themselves and their any part of the city, while it is not known that contemporaries. Their hearts were brought there is a single child of any family resident in under the influence of the gospel at about the it who is not at school. Pleasing'illustrations same time; their judgment was generally coin-are afforded also of his domestic habits, and of cident in respect both to principles and to his peculiarities in social intercourse, down to practical measures; and in the changes which the Lord's day evening on which he retired to they experienced as increasing light broke in rest, waving his hand and saying, “A general upon them, they went on in general with nearly good night.". In the morning, “The exequal steps. Robert, the elder, being by far pression of the face undisturbed by a single the wealthier, and having less routine duty to trace of suffering; the position of the body so perform, was the more prominent of the two, easy that the least struggle would have disand was generally regarded as the leader; but turbed it; the very posture of arms, and hands, in the council chamber, we apprehend that the and tingers, known to his family as that into influence of the younger brother was usually which they fell naturally in the moments of predominant. The history of the senior is entire repose, --conspired to show, that, saved better known than that of the junior, ten all strife with the last enemy, his spirit had years having elapsed since his death, while the passed to its place of blessedness and glory in removal of the latter did not take place till the heavens." February, 1851; but the biographer has done wisely in weaving their stories together, for A Letter of Example, Exhortation, and Rethey and their exertions were connected in- proof to the Seceders from his Church; to. separably. They well deserved that an octavo gether with a Brief Notice of Some Passages volume should be published about them, though in the Ministerial Life of his late Curate, they were but fallible men. It seemed to some Mr. Richard Jones Temple, alias Richard of their contemporaries as though a stronger Jones, grc., &c. By Robert L. HILL, M.A., consciousness of their own fallibility would in Incumbent of St. Barnabas, King Square, some cases have imparted an additional charm London. London: Eglington, 1852. 8vo., to their admirable character. Muscular in body, in mind, and in creed, they were rather fonder of wrestling than to some of us southerns wishes to study the history of the Rev. Richard

No one should pass over this pamphlet who seemed pleasant; but the love of the truth was Jones, alias Risiart Johns, alias Richard very strong in them, and they were consci. Pritchard Jones, alias Robert K. Jones, alias entious in all things. The biographer, who is Richard Jones Temple, who is said to have the eldest surviving son of Mr. James

Haldane; been expelled from the independent college at has fulfilled his duty in a manner for which Manchester, discharged from the baptist pasthe public will thank him. We cordially commend the work to the attention of readers of torate at Whitchurch, Hants, ordained by the all classes, but especially to those to whose care

bishop of Cashel to a curacy in his diocese,

engaged for a short season at St. Sepulehre, many talents have been entrusted.

Northampton, and then admitted to be assistant Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Thomus to the writer of this pamphlet at St. Barnabas,

Chalmers, D.D., LL.D. By his Son-in- King's Square, London. Independently howLaw, the Rev. WILLIAM HANNA, LL.D., Vol. ever of those who may be anxious to make IV. Edinburgh : Constable and Co. London: themselves acquainted with the life and advenHamilton and Co., pp. 610.

tures of this personage, there are two small The complete biography of the kind hearted recommend it very cordially to all dissenters

classes of readers who should peruse it. We Scottish giant, whose eminence as a theological who imagine that the Church of England is an teacher was acknowledged while he yet lived by asylum from those evils which are supposed to all protestants throughout the civilized world, arise from the democratic constitution of our is now before us. Some who well deserved to churches, and to all bishops of the Ecclesiastical be held in remembrance have soon after their Establishment wbo are inclined to confer what decease sunk into oblivion, because their history they call " Holy Orders" on renegade dissenting was never written; and some have suffered ministers. greatly in their posthumous reputation through the incompetence or unfaithfulness of those who Education for God: or,The Pure Word of undertook to describe their career ; but these God". A Record of Real Life. The Mevolumes will transmit to posterity a view of morial of A. M. R. R., who fell asleep in Dr. Chalmers so ample and so correct, that he Jesus, aged Nineteen. By the Author of will be regarded with reverence and affection

The Morning Visit.London : Seeleys, by thousands who are yet unborn. A full ac- Fleet Street, and Hanover Street, 1852., count of the steps which led to separation from the ecclesiastical establishment of those ministers who formed the Free Church, and of Notwithstanding all that has been written on the infancy of the Free Church itself, is given this subject, there is room for much improveof course in this last volume; but there is ment in the training and education of the much else in it which to many readers will be families, and especially the daughters of professing Christians.. To train them for. God / great deal of valuable matter. We cannot should be the manifest aim of every Christian enumerate the articles : were we to specify any parent, and at the same time to produce the as worthy of distinction we should mention impression on their minds, from the earliest “The last Blessings of Jacob, Translated from infancy, that the conviction of the parent is the Chaldee Targums of Jonathan Ben Uziel that thus their present happiness as well as and Jerusalem;"_" The Nature of our Lord's their best interests will be secured. Instead of Resurrection Body," by Dr. Robinson, the this, that their daughters may excel in those design of which is to show," first that the disaccomplishments which shall'fit them for so- ciples believed the body of their Lord after his ciety and grace the drawing-room, appears the resurrection to be the same identical body of desire of parents generally ; and the religious flesh and bones which they had seen crucified education which is imparted is of that character and laid in tlie sepulchre, and secondly that and holds so subordinate a place, that it has our Lord took special pains to impress this very long been matter of astonishment to us that belief on their minds." There is an elaborate indifference to religion and even infidelity has article also on Dr. Edward Hitchcock's Religion not been more frequently the result. Vanity, of Geology and its connected Sciences; of pride, and selfishness are the fruits that may which the reviewer says, “The most recent fairly be expected from the mode of training geological discoveries are explained in a highly and education generally pursued. We should, attractive style, while no other work affords so therefore, hail with delight any publication in complete a view of the bearings of geology on which in a narrative form a purely scriptural religion.” education for God was developed. Hoping to find something of this kind, we opened the A Textual Commentary on the Book of Psalms. volume before us; but though it contains much By H. N. CHAMPNEY, Author of an Index that is excellent we have been thoroughly to Scripture Readings,an “Index to the disappointed. All that is said respecting the Book of Common Prayer," &c. London : subject of the Memorial may be compressed Bagster and Sons. Square 16mo., pp. 93. into a very few pages. The writer occupies a Cloth. much more prominent position. She is an ardent admirer of the Church of England; Psalms, illustrating verse by verse, by copious

pp. 244.

A convenient companion to the Book of and though it is evident from her own statements, that her conversion and that of her sister, ferences indicating not merely the place where

references to other portions of scripture, rethe subject of the Memoir, was effected in spite each passage is to be found, but also recalling of the system she so much admires, rather it to the memory of any one familiar with the than in consequence of it, there is through, sacred volume by the citation of five or six of out the volume the recurrence ad nauseam of the words. It will be particularly useful to apologies for the Established Church, book, therefore, is not one the circulation of ministers when selecting texts on which to diswhich we should be anxious to promote.

course, or studying sermons from texts in that

favourite portion of the Old Testament. Why are we Dissenters? Three Lectures on

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