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destruction of the carnal mind, which is enmity against God, creating us anew in righteousness and true holiness, are points which our author has introduced very warily in this volume, as though it were gound on which it was dangerous for him to tread. It may be terra incognita to the Romanizing Divines of the Tractarian school; but we hoped better things from Mr. Kelly.

Journals of the Rev. Messrs. Isenberg and Krapf, Missionaries of the Church Missionary Society; detailing their Proceedings in the Kingdom of Shoa, and Journeys in other Parts of Abyssinia, in the Years 1839-1842. To which is prefixed, A Geographical Memoir of Abyssinia and South-Eastern Africa, by James M'Queen, Esq., grounded on the Missionaries' Journals, and the Expedition of the Pacha of Egypt up the Nile. The whole illustrated by two Maps, engraved by Arrowsmith. 12mo. pp. xxvii, [95,] 529. Seeleys.-A volume equally valuable for its geographical and for its Missionary information. Mr. M'Queen's "Memoir" is a very important one; and the "Journals" introduce us to a people of whom little is known, but whose position, in regard to Missionary operations, is becoming every year, on account of the increasing extent of steam navigation between India and England, via the Red Sea and Egypt, more and more interesting. The excellent Missionaries state facts as they occurred, with great simplicity and piety; and by their uncoloured delineations, evidently truthful, furnish the most painful representations of the religious and moral condition of the professedly Christian inhabitants of Eastern Africa, south of Egypt. With the doctrines of Christianity they appear to have a sort of verbal acquaintance; in worship they are slovenly, semi-barbarous externalists; attending to religious forms as though they were a sort of magical incantations. As yet Christian Missions have made little apparent progress; still, the visits and conversations of men like these journalists cannot be without ultimate effect. The great object of Messrs. Krapf and Isenberg was, to describe the nature, and enforce the necessity, of spiritual, heart religion; to bring men from trusting in what to them are unmeaning ceremonies, and to lead them to Christ, for a real personal salvation. In endeavouring to sow the good seed, they were indefatigable; and we are persuaded that all will not be without fruit. Day is beginning to break even on longbenighted Abyssinia. To all who are interested in the progress of the Gospel,

or who are Christian students of human nature in its various modifications of character, indeed, to the general reader, we cordially recommend the volume. Its circulation, we trust, will cause many to think about Abyssinia, and to pray for its degraded, and yet blood-bought, inhabitants.

The Miracles of Christ, with Explanatory Observations, and Illustrations from modern Travels. Intended for the Young. 18mo. pp. iv, 212. Tract Society. The miracles of our Lord are justly considered an evidence of his divine mission and character. If we consider their nature, greatness, and number, their end and design, we must acknowledge that no one could have performed them, unless God were with him. They were too public to be the artifices of imposture; too substantial and too numerous to afford the slightest suspicion of undesigned and fortuitous coincidence. They were the objects of sense, and not the precarious speculations of reason concerning what God might do, or the chimerical suggestions of fancy concerning what he did. facts were recorded by those who must have known whether they were true or false; and the persons who recorded them were under no possible temptations to deceive the world. All these important points are exhibited in this volume, with considerable interest and effect: we cordially recommend it, as a valuable hand-book on this vital branch of the evidences of our common Christianity.


Scripture Natural History; containing a Description of Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibia, Fishes, Insects, molluscous Animals, Corals, Plants, Trees, precious Stones, and Metals, mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. Illustrated by Engravings. 12mo. pp. viii, 276. Tract Society.-Designed to direct the attention of the reader to the

productions of that land where the Redeemer lived, and his Apostles taught, and where Abraham, David, Isaiah, and Amos testified of Jehovah. The work has been prepared with considerable attention, and the engravings are superior. We recommend the volume as a valuable addition to the domestic and school library.

Memoirs of Christian Missionaries, with an Essay on the Extension of the Missionary Spirit. By the Rev. James Gardner, A. M., M.D., Author of "Memoirs of Christian Females," &c. 12mo. pp. xiv, 384. Groombridge. This interesting volume contains Memoirs of Henry Martin, Felix Neff,

John Eliot, Dr. Carey, John Campbell, of Kingsland, Dr. Morrison, Bishop Heber, John Williams, C. T. E. Rhenius, Pliny Fisk, George Whitefield, and Dr. Marshman; men whose praise is in our churches, and upon whom the Spirit of the Holy One did eminently rest. We rejoice in witnessing such publications as the one now before us, as being calculated to promote and encourage a Missionary spirit in all who profess to love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Few things can be of greater service to the church than a faithful exhibition of that intense and burning love of Christ and of immortal souls, which has constrained men to leave their father-land, and to spend their lives in unhealthy climes, amidst numerous hardships and perils, to preach unto the Heathen "the unsearchable riches of Christ." We are led to imagine that the state of practical and experimental piety in that Christian community is fearfully low, in which works which treat of the spread of the Redeemer's kingdom in the earth are not in great request, or are not diligently and prayerfully perused; such publications ought to be constantly placed within the reach of our children, and our children's children, that they may know the "mighty works" which God has accomplished in the days of their fathers," and in the old time before them."

The World in the Church of the present Day. 12mo. pp. 68. (Stiff Covers.) Simpkins.-A small, unostentatious, but valuable, tract. We fear that in this age of eager contention, when treatises containing cutting and killing arguments against systems to which the reader is opposed, seem to be most sought after and relished, a treatise only directed against the love of the world in professors of religion, whatever their name, will not find much favour. And yet Milner has very properly termed this "that standing heresy, with which the church in all ages is afflicted." The tract has seven short chapters on these important subjects :-" Christ's church a peculiar people; worldly friendships and intermarriages; worldly conversation and reading; worldly habits, pursuits, views, and policy." The less worldly the church is, the less danger there is of error. Purity and truth are closely associated. We recommend this tract for closet reading: it is calculated to be very useful.

An Examination of the Principles and Tendencies of Dr. Pusey's Sermon on the Eucharist, in a Series of Letters to a Friend. By the Rev. B. Godwin,

D.D., Minister of New-Road Chapel, Oxford, Author of Lectures on the Atheistic Controversy, &c. 8vo. pp. 82. Jackson and Walford.-Among the pamphlets which Dr. Pusey's Sermon has called forth, a high rank must be assigned to Dr. Godwin's. It is a very able production, in which Dr. Pusey's errors are not only pointed out, but traced to their source, as well as explained in their tendencies. The "Letters " will be read with advantage, even when the immediate occasion shall have passed away.

An Answer to Dr. Pusey's Sermon. The Doctrine of the Church of England and of Holy Scripture on the Eucharist, shown to be entirely opposed to Dr. Pusey. In a Series of Letters to the Bishop of Ripon. By a Clergyman of his Lordship's Diocess. 8vo. pp. 43. Seeleys. The writer of these Letters, we think, fully establishes his point, that Dr. Pusey's doctrine on the Eucharist is "entirely opposed" by Scripture and the Anglican Church. In reference to the latter, he rightly quotes the language of her early (some of them martyred) writers, to explain the doctrines to the establishment of which they so largely contributed, and which, therefore, they must have understood. We learn with pleasure from the pamphlet, that its au thor is but a young Clergyman. We hope he will continue in the right path. God's blessing, such beginnings as these may have very valuable sequences. Let him guard against the real sectarianism, too common even in his own Church, as well as against errors like those which he here combats; and in the spirit of truth, love, and holiness, he may take his place among those who are made blessings both to the church and the world.


My Sunday Scholars; or, a Female Teacher's Recollections of her Class. With a few practical Hints to Teachers. 48mo. pp. 172. Tract Society.-A very useful book, which every pious Sundayschool Teacher will feel pleasure and derive profit from reading.

More kind Words for his Young Friends. By Uncle William. 18mo. pp. 108. Tract Society.-Upon the following topics:-"Health; thoughtful activity; kindness; Be not too sure; Surmount difficulties; truth; the will and the way; and good conduct." A valuable Christmas present.

The Goodness of God exemplified, in the Conversion and happy Death of Robert Bailey G- of Easingwold, who died August 5th, 1842, aged six Years. 48mo. pp. 22. Easingwold.— A simple and unaffected narrative, re

cording the operation of divine grace upon the heart of a young disciple, the grandchild of the Rev. Robert Newton, D. D. The style in which this brief record is written will interest the young who may peruse it, and pious parents into whose hands it may fall will be stimulated to greater fidelity and exertion in leading their children to Christ and to heaven.

The Position and Duty of the English Nonconformists, in respect to national Education: a Lecture. By William Brock, Pastor of the Baptist Church, St. Mary's, Norwich. 12mo. pp. 36. Ward. An important and seasonable address in reference to the responsibility devolving on Nonconformists in general, respecting the ground which has been taken on the educational controversy, well worthy of a serious and attentive perusal.

The Perils of the Nation. An Appeal to the Legislature, the Clergy, and the higher and middle Classes. Second Edition, revised. 12mo. pp. xxxvi, 382. Seeleys. We noticed favourably the first edition of this valuable work, though at the same time we feared it would make little impression where, for practical purposes, impression is most needed. We are glad to see, however, that, in so short a time, it has been found necessary to publish a second edition. The truths that the author states cannot be extensively spread without producing effect somewhere; and, in the circumstances of the country, it is important that truth be, at all events, spread abroad. It will not always find an uncongenial soil; and it is in its own nature germinant. To those of our readers who feel interested in the state of the nation, and who are not ignorant of

its perils, we again recommend the volume. We wish the author, who is evidently a Churchman, and who plainly expects that his readers will principally be Churchmen, had felt at liberty openly and boldly to assail that real sectarianism of the day, from which some of our greatest dangers threaten to proceed. Many, aiming at false unity, are amongst the greatest dividers that Christianity ever knew; and more mischief comes now from what truly is divisive, than from any single source whatever. Will no one arise to call to forbearance, and recognition, and agreement, on the ground of catholic truth and love? If ever union comes, it will be by such steps. The country is exposed, even to ruin, by those who will see nothing in unity but absolute, unrestricted submission to themselves.

The Philosophy of Training; with Suggestions on the Necessity of Normal Schools for Teachers to the wealthier Classes, and Strictures on the prevailing Mode of teaching Languages. By A. R. Craig, Barford-Street Institution, Islington, late Classical Master in the Glasgow Normal Seminary (Private Department). Pp. 92. D. and A. Macmillan.-An examination of the principles on which what may be termed scholastic education, whether private or public, should be conducted. There are reasonings and statements contained in the volume which deserve the attention of all who are concerned in educational inquiries.

Ephraim Holding's Homely Hints to Sunday-School Teachers. 18mo. pp.

194. Sunday-School Union.-Valuable hints on subjects intimately connected with the work of those persons for whom the book is designed.


OCT. 4th, 1843.-At Derby, Mrs. Catherine Spencer, în her eighty-sixth year. At an early age she was remarkable for her regular attendance on the ministry of the established Church in this town. In the year 1777 she heard the Rev. John Wesley, in the Market-place; and had afterwards the privilege of being in his company. Shortly after this she obtained "the grace of salvation," and joined the then despised Wesleyans. During the long period of sixty-four years she adorned her religious profession by "a meek and quiet spirit," and an uprightness which gave her the confidence and good-will of all to whom

she was known. Her observance of the private, domestic, and public means of grace was likewise uniform and punctual. In her last hours, her views of herself were eminently humble: she exclusively trusted in the merits of Jesus Christ, and died in great peace. T. S.

Oct. 23d.-At Tamworth, aged thirty-one, Elizabeth Hannah, the beloved wife of Mr. Thomas Watton, and daughter of Mr. Joseph Sadler, of Bilton, near York. Her death, which was occasioned by the rupture of a blood-vessel, was sudden and unexpected; but peaceful and triumph

ant. Having commended her family to God, she resigned herself into his hands, "who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." T. H.

Nov. 3d.-At Swinefleet, in the Snaith Circuit, Mrs. Jane Burton, aged eighty. About three years ago she was convinced of her guilt and depravity as a fallen creature; but, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, she obtained the justifying grace of God and the Spirit of adoption, and became a new creature. Her subsequent course was marked by decision of character, spirituality of mind, and practical godliness; and her attainments in grace were of a more than ordinary description, considering the advanced period of life in which she was brought to a saving knowledge of the truth. As her end drew near, she enjoyed great peace and consolation, firmly relying on the divine atonement. After testifying, almost with her last breath, that she was quite happy, she fell asleep in Jesus.

W. R.

Nov. 9th.-At Wykham, in the Malton Cireuit, aged fifty-six, Mr. William Clarkson; who had been a member of the Wesleyan society twenty-three years, and was truly exemplary for uprightness, integrity, humility, and devotedness to God and his cause,-which cause he cheerfully supported according to his ability. During his last affliction, his mind was kept remarkably calm; and, a short time before he died, he said, "I am wonderfully happy."

W. C.

Nov. 10th.-At Watton, in the Swaffham Circuit, Mrs. Sarah Amas, aged thirty. About nine years ago, by penitent prayer and faith, she obtained "redemption through the blood of Christ, the forgiveness of sins," and the happiness connected with it. Thus reconciled to God, she endeavoured to "walk in the light as he is in the light;" and, by keeping her heart with all diligence, watching unto prayer, and having boldness to "enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus," she attained to a high degree of religious sanctity and enjoyment. In affliction she bowed cheerfully to her Father's appointments, until in triumph she closed her earthly course.

H. G.

Nov. 11th.-At Sandbach, in the Congleton Circuit, aged fifty-five, Mr. Thomas Caton. At the age of nineteen he was awakened to a sense of his fallen and guilty state under a sermon preached by the late Rev. W. Hill. He immediately joined the Wesleyan society, and soon afterwards obtained pardon, by faith in the merits of Christ. His subsequent conduct proved the reality of the change, as he so walked as to be an example worthy of imitation. For some time he held the office of a Leader, and watched over his charge with much affection and fidelity. He received the Wesleyan Ministers into his house for many years, where, by himself and his pious widow, who is left to mourn her loss, they were always kindly entertained. The affliction that terminated in his death was not long; and God, whom he had served with sincerity, enabled him to rejoice in it with joy unspeakable.

The last words that he uttered were, " Hallelujah! A free and full salvation for all."

J. M.

Nov. 17th.-At Mellor-Brook, in the Blackburn Circuit, after a severe but short illness, Mary, the wife of Mr. William Crankshaw, aged twenty-four. For more than twelve years she was connected with the Wesleyan church. She has left the consolatory testimony arising from her early piety, and consistent Christian profession, being unblemished. S. A.

Nov. 19th.-At Cromford, Mr. James Green, in the fifty-first year of his age. He was a man of great moral worth, and of decided piety. As a Leader, he was remarkable for his steady attention to every part of his duty, both temporal and spiritual: he was affectionately attached to his people, and they also to him. He suffered a long and painful affliction; but never complained. If there could have been a personification of the apostolic injunction, "Patient in tribulation," it was exhibited in him; and he died in the Lord: his end was peace. Public homage was paid to his many excellencies, by the crowded state of the chapel, when a funeral sermon was preached. His widow, his six children, and the Wesleyan section of the church of Christ in this place, mourn their loss; but their loss is his infinite gain. J. S.

Nov. 20th.-At Halifax, in the nineteenth year of her age, Miss Sarah Hannah Hatton, fourth daughter of Mr. William Hatton, manufacturer. From her childhood she was remarkably sedate and thoughtful; but it was not until the death of a sister, in March, 1842, that she was seriously concerned for her soul, and became an earnest, though silent, seeker of salvation. Of her sincerity she gave proof, by going up to the penitent-form at the special services held in Halifax, in February last. It was at the house of her friend, Miss Jane Walton, that by faith she was enabled to lay hold on Christ as her Saviour. The disease (pulmonary consumption) which was commissioned to remove her from this world was of some months' duration. About ten weeks before her death she had a severe struggle; but grace triumphed; and, from that time, she manifested perfect resignation; and, as she grew weaker in body, she became stronger in faith. A few hours before the final conflict, the Lord manifested himself to her in a special manner; so that her happy spirit seemed already to have joined the blood-washed throng, and to partake of the joys of heaven: waving her hands, she exclaimed, "Glory, glory, glory! Jesus is come for me; and sister-is come. O how beautiful!" &c. Then, after bidding an affectionate farewell to her parents and friends, her willing spirit took its flight to glory. G. T.

Nov. 23d.-At Colne, Mary Driver, in the seventy-fourth year of her age. She was brought to the knowledge of the truth upwards of forty years ago, under the ministry of the late Rev. Charles Atmore. From the time of her conversion to God, to the close of her earthly career, she was a humble, prayerful, consistent member of the Wesleyan society. A short time before

her death, her son said, "Mother, you appear to be much afflicted: what is the state of your mind?" "I feel quite resigned," was her reply: "if I am called to suffer, I have no doubt but the Lord will support me." Being nearly deprived of her speech by a paralytic stroke, she attempted to say but little; but, in answer to a question proposed to her, she said earnestly, though indistinctly, "Hap-py." She lingered a few hours longer, and then finished her course in peace. J. W.

Nov. 24th.-At Chelsea, Mrs. Jane Hare, aged seventy-three. She was brought to God under the preaching of a man of colour, in Ireland. She was the oldest member of the Wesleyan society in Chelsea; having been in church fellowship with us for the long period of sixty years; and having witnessed the progress of Methodism in this vicinity, from the days in which Mr. Wesley preached in an upper room, in the Five-Fields, until its establishment in SloaneTerrace. Those who had long known her, testify that she adorned the doctrine of God her Saviour. In my visits to her during her illness, she generally expressed herself as being in the enjoyment of peace with God, and of a gracious confidence that he would conduct her safely to eternal rest; and, in the immediate prospect of death, she was enabled to declare, "All is well."

J. B.

Nov. 29th.-At Walkeringham, in the Gainsborough Circuit, Mr. Samuel Leggatt, brother of the late Rev. Benjamin Leggatt, aged ninetytwo. He was for upwards of sixty years a member of the Methodist society, and for more than half a century a useful Local Preacher and ClassLeader. His acquaintance with the holy Scriptures was extensive. He was humble and unassuming in his manners, and upright in his dealings. His steady piety, his early, regular, and devout attendance on the means of grace, were exemplary. His end was peace; and “the memory of the just is blessed." S. C.

Nov. 30th.-At No. 12, Upper-Cumming-Street, Pentonville, London, Mrs. Maria Heylin, late of Penrith, Cumberland; a woman that feared the Lord. Her Class-Leader, with whom she met from her first setting out in religion, observes, that," through trials and afflictions of no ordinary character, she adorned the doctrine of God her Saviour, and was a shining light." The writer of this notice frequently visited her, with much satisfaction, during her severe and mortal affliction. "Pray with me, pray for me," was her daily request; and most feelingly, fervently, and frequently did she respond to those petitions which she deemed appropriate to her case. She died in great peace. J. К.


SINCE we last wrote, no events particularly calling for notice have occurred. There are some, indeed, which, as "casting their shadows before," seem to be approaching, and which, had we room, we might perhaps be tempted to examine, in their principles at least. At present, however, we shall await their actual occurrence, if not without anxiety when we contemplate the gloom and breadth of the shadow, yet with thankfulness when we perceive the light arising from the educational movement, both by Wesleyans, and other branches of the Christian church. The different denominations, as they are sometimes termed, in relation to the ecclesiastical circumstances of the country, are awaking to a full perception of the responsibilities of the position which they claim to occupy, and which they are able, as well as prepared, to maintain, as regular,

utterly unschismatic branches of the general church of Christ, (regarded in its aspect as visible and professing,) and resolving to take their part in training up, for God and their country, the rising generation on the definite principles of religion, or, in the language of Scripture, "A GODLY SEED." A people thus enlightened will be too well acquainted with their just rights and bounden duties, to be moved by the sophisms of a tyrannizing Popery, even though it should insidiously employ the wild lawlessness of an infidel democracy as its chief instrument. In the meantime, let the Christian "wait on the Lord, and keep his way." "His goings forth are prepared as the morning;" and though clouds may obscure the brightness of the rising sun, they cannot prevent his advance to meridian splendour.

December 21st, 1843.

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