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obtain good : but it is well fitted to tors,” the latter would have proved benefit the minister of truth. Here them to be “ ministers of Jesus Christ.” he will find a good example of what we admire the manly style of Sheridan his deportment should be; he will be and Burke, and still more the gigantic guided both as to the matter and the efforts of Fox and Milton, but most spirit, and the ends of his preaching; highly the evangelical strains of Gabriel he will behold a fine example of never- and “the multitude of the heavenly host!" failing diligence in duty, and of up- Mark the simplicity and perspicuity, right, gentle, and prudent deportment, the pathos and sublimity, of the followas well as entire obedience and submis- ing language :-“Behold, I bring you sion to the will of God.
good tidings of great joy, which shall In July 1711, Mr. Henry accepted be to all people. For anto you is born an invitation to settle at Hackney : in this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which connexion be continued until his which is Christ the Lord. Glory to death. He walked with God, and was God in the highest, on earth peace, not, for God took him.” From what good will towards men.” we have stated and selected, we trust The divines, it is true, have written many will be induced to purchase, and classically and sensibly; they have estaperuse the truly valuable work Mr. blished their reputation as men of learnWilliams has compiled; and we confi- ing and taste; but their appropriate dently anticipate that their piety, coin character as 'good ministers of Jesus fort and usefulness will be increased. Christ,” should not have been merged:
this should have been most prominent. The most unexceptionable piece in the
volume is the story of the “Wandering The Amulet ; or Christian and Literary Minstrels.” The verses entitled “An
Remembrancer, for 1829. Edited by
had cut their names, about fifty years
before, in the bark of an Oak, a Lime, “The AMULET” is intended, doubtless, and an Ash, at Polwhele, near Truro, to remove our maladies and prevent our 1827,” contain one of the most ingeni. miseries. It is indeed a charming boukous conceptions we have ever seen. We in many respects. The contributions of transcribe the lines. the artist, the poet, and the divine, have all been put into requisition, in
" What suns have shone, what storms have order that it may be an “Amulet"
Since that delicious prime, conveying remembrances of Christia- When on these trees our names we graved, nity and literature.
As if to mock at Time! The artists, whether the painter, engraver, or printer, have herein put forth Full oft did Pocock, Painter, Joy, all their strength, and proved themselves Then pausing, each salute, fond boy !
Along this valley dash, masters of arts. The poets have exem
His oak, bis lime, his ash. plified the description given of their profession, in an elegant Essay, entitled How frolic on his favourite tree
Poetry and Philosophy.” “ The end of Did Pocock, Joy, and Painter, the poet is to give delight to his reader, Carve letters doomed, though deep, to be
Faint every year, and fainter. which he attempts by addressing his fancy and moving his sensibility.” The I hail Nick Pocock's gnarled oak, divines only have failed, for of course To find his name ; but....lo! th were expected to furnish the arti- As through its glimmering moss I poke, cles on Christianity! They have, in
Time pats me off with..Po..! deed,. “ spoken with the tongues of
Poh! Poh! on Time may I retort! men”-they ought to have “ spoken
That ash will serve me better : with the tongues of angels.” The for- Thy name, young Joy!....In crael sport mer shews them to be “ eloquent ora- Hath time erased each letter!
And shall I now the lime-tree search formers, from Wickliff to Jewel. Their For Painter all in vain ?
plan is tu give the work in monthly Evpnka ! *.... Yet old Time, so arch,
numbers, each containing 120 pages, Has left me only...:PAIN !”.
12mo. price 18. Well executed por“ The Walk in the Temple Gardens traits of the principal Reformers will in the Summer of 1827," has one trifling also be given : there is one fully meriterror: the fair writer says that she saw ing this character in each of the volumes " the lights on the graceful arch of
now before us. The writings of each Waterloo bridge;" whereas that bridge author are paged separately, and are is a perfect level, the part where the sold as a distinct publication ; and we lights are exhibited forms no segment are now to give a just account of two of a circle. The Lady's discovery of this of these volumes. graceful arch, therefore, seemed to us
The first is the work of Dr. Latimer. rather an arch discovery—but it throws It contains a very brief account of his no light whatever upon the subject. life. We have also a considerable numHer description of the revulsion of ber of his sermons ; seven of which are feeling, occasioned by mistaking the on the Lord's Prayer. Some of his “ lighting a segar” for the “ lamp of letters are addressed to persons of conthe student,” is a more successful fancy siderable consequence—one is to no less piece. The picture is beautifully drawn, a personage than king Henry VIII. for and the moral reflections deduced from the restoring again the free liberty of this illusion are of a pleasing and a reading the Holy Scriptures, and it is pious strain.
very faithful. The sermons and letters The stanzas which conclude the vo
are of considerable value on many aclume are very striking: we do not how- counts. They are neither erudite, eleever, relish the sentiment in the last gant, nor closely arranged; but they
are peculiarly faithful, striking, and “Called a blessing to inherit;
practical; and present an affecting picBless, and richer blessings merit!”. ture of the times in which the bishop The term merit, used in connection lived. Some expressions will be found with spiritual blessings, is so popish, scarcely to be tolerated on any plea, and and so opposite to the “ glorious Goso many which the better taste of modern pel of the blessed God,” that we must times will disrelish; still, if those who protest against its use, even though it peruse these volumes will account for might be found convenient for the jing- the blemishes to which we have alluded ling of rhyme.
by a reference to the vicious habits of There are many beautiful pieces in Latimer's age, and keep in mind the the volume. The Editor will excise is great excellence of the man, and pay for uttering a wish, that should ho live just attention to his matter, the faulty to compile an “ Amulet” for 1830, the expressions which disfigure his pages Christian Remembrancer may be more will not prevent their usefulness. And evangelical : nothing can be truly Chris- after all, we would rather have the tian which is not strongly impregnated faults of faithful Latimer, than those with the noble sentiment—“Christ, and which dishonour too many moderns: if Him crucified."
he was nearly rude in his pointed pub
lic addresses, many in these refined days Select Sermons and Letters of Dr. Hugh are almost sinfully polite in their pretty, Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, and gliding, gentle, and general harangues. Martyr, 1555 ; und the Writings of the
In the work before us are many curiRev. John Bradford, Prebendary of St.
ous and useful anecdotes, one or two of Paul's, and Martyr, A.D. 1555.
which we will transcribe. It is the intention of the Religious Tract Society to publish the British Re- “ One New Year's day, when the cour
tiers were presenting costly articles to the * I have found it,
king, according to the custom of those times, Latimer presented an English New | terden steeple is the cause of the destroyTestament, folded down at the text, · Whore- ing and decay of Sandwich baven.'' mongers and adulterers God will judge.'"
We will give onc extract more, and When the habits and the temper of take it from Latimer's last sermon bethe monarch who received this present fore king Edward VI. are considered, this will appear an act
“ And therefore here is another suit to of heroic fidelity. It has been too much the fashion to connect the prevalence of the body. Fear not the foreign princes
your Highoess~ Fear pot him that killeth crime, in these days of delinquency, and foreign powers: God shall make you with the general extension of education. strong enough. Stick to God; fear God, Now it must be obvious to every man fear not them. God has sent you many a little above an idiot, that things of storms in your youth ; but forsake not God,
and he will not fursake you.
Peradventure simultaneous occurrence may have no
you shall have them that shall move you, relation as cause and effect. So thought and say anto you, Ob, sir ; oh, sach a one Latimer, and to illustrate such a pos- is a great man, be is a mighty prince, a king sibility he introduced into one of his of great power; you cannot be withoat his sermons the following story :
friendsbip; agree with him in religion, or
else you shall have him your enemy,' &c. “ Master More (Sir John More) was once and be shall defend you.
Well, fear them not, but cleave to God,
Do not as king sent is commission into Kent, to find out, if Ahaz did, who was afraid of the Assyrian it might bo, what was the cause of Goodwin king, and for fear lest he should have
him sands, and the shelf that stopped up Sand- for his
enemy, was content to forsake God, wich haven. Thither came Master More, and to agree with him in religion and worand called the country before bim, such as shipping
of God; and anon sent to Uriah, were thought to be men of experience, and the high-priest, who was ready at once to men that could most likely best certify him set up the idolatry of the Assyrian king. concerning the stopping of Sandwich haven. Let not your Highwess do so ; fear not the Among others, came before him an old man best of them all, but fear God.” with a white head, one that was thought to be litue less than a hundred years old. The other volume, the title of which When Master More saw this aged man, be we have placed at the head of this pathought it expedient to bear him say his mind in this matter ; for being so old a man, per, is the work of one who was worit was likely that he knew most of any man thy the age of Latimer. The Rev. John in that company. So Master More called this Bradford was appointed by Bishop old aged man unto him, and said, ' Father, Ridley to a prebend in St. Paul's. He
if you can, what is the cause of this preached in the metropolis with much great rising of the sands and shelves here about this haven, which stop it up so that acceptance during the latter part of the no ships can arrive here ? You are the oldest reign of king Edward VI. The sum man that I can espy in all this company, so and substance of his discourses is thus that if any man can tell any cause of it, you described by Fox:"Sharply he openit is likely can say most in it, or at leasted and reproved sin; sweetly he preachmore than any other man here assembled.' ed Christ crucified; pithily he im• Yea, forsootb, good master,' said this old man, - for I am well nigh a hundred years pugned heresy and error; and earnestly old, and no man here in this company is he persuaded to godly life.” This faithanything near unto mine age.' Well, then,'ful servant of the Lord was burned in quoth Master More, how say you in this Smithfield, on the 1st of July, 1555. matter? What think you are the causes of His last words that could be heard were, these shelves and flats that stop up Sandwich baven? Forsooth, sir,' quoth he,
“Strait is the way and narrow is the. I am an old man; I think that Tenterden gate that leadeth to eternal life, and steeple is the cause of Goodwin Sands. For few there be that find it.” I am an old man, sir,' quotb be, and I may This volume, which we recommend to remember the building of Tenterden steeple; general acceptance, contains a brief and I may remember when there was no
account of Bradford's life, his letters, steeple at all there. And before that Tenterden steeple was building, there was no
sermons and tracts written by him, with speaking of any flats or sands that stopped meditations and prayers. All who are the haven, aud therefore I think that Ten- truly pious, and especially the afflicted,
tempted, and persecuted believers, will The confined limits of our work will find this a very useful book; and as admit of little beyond a few extracts what we have written will never meet from these learned and erudite diseyes that need not weep on account of courses. Speaking of infidels having șin, we will conclude this article with a arrogated, as their exclusive property, short extract from Bradford's Sermon the character of ingenious and learned, on repentance, as not an unfair speci- the Doctor remarks :men of the style of the volume in which it is placed.
“I cheerfully adınit, that many infidels
have been ingenious men ; that some of “But better I trust you are, and will be, them bave been learned men, and that a if you mark well my theme, that is, repent few of them have been great men. Home, you ; which I have humbly besought you to Tindal, and a few others, have been distindo, and yet once more I do again beseech gaished for superior strength of mind ; you, and that for the tender mercies of God Bolingbroke for eloquence of the pen, Vol. in Christ Jesus our Lord, repent you, repent taire for brilliancy of imagination, and vari. you, for the kingdom of heaven (that is, a ous others for respectable talents of different kingdom fall of all riches, pleasures, joy. kinds. But I am wholly unable to form a beauty, sweetness, and eternal felicity,) is list of infidels which can, without extreme at hand. The eye hath not seen the like, disadvantage, be compared with the two the ear bath not heard the like, the heart of Bacons, Erasmus, Cumberland, Stillingfleet, man cannot conceive the treasures and plea. Grotius, Looke, Butler, Newton, Boyle, sures of his kingdom, which is now at Berkeley, Milton, Johnson, &c.
In no band, to such as repent, that is, to such as walk of genius, in no path of knowledge, are sorry for their sins, believe God's mercy can infidels support a claim to superiority through Christ, and earnestly purpose to or equality with Christians." vol. i. 362. lead a new life.”
After enumerating the vices which the Sermons by Timothy Dwight, D.D. LL.D. dels tolerate and recommend, the Doc
writings of the most distinguished infilate President of Yale College. 2 vols.
8vo. pp. 1072. London: Jas. Duncan. tor asksThe very high estimation as a theolo
" What idea must be entertained of the gian which Dr. Dwight has obtained in morals of men who assert these things, not
in careless conversation, not in sportive this country, renders it quite unneces- writings, but in solemn, didactic, philososary to say any thing more of these phical treatises, sitting in the chair of moral posthumous sermons, than that they are and religious instruction, speaking to of a character with the author's former world, uttering oracular opinions, deciding works, and will not diminish his well. the truth and happiness, both temporal and
eternal, of the whole human race, and unearned reputation.
folding professionally the will of the infinite The volumes consist of fifty-nine ser. God ? They either believed or disbelieved mons, none of which, with the excep- these doctrines. If they disbelieved them, tion of three, have before been printed, what apology can be made for so gross and not even in America. Two of these, lieved them, the conclusion is irresistibly
so mischievous a falsehood ? If they beNos. 19 and 20, which occupy upwards forced upon us, that they practised as they of seventy pages, are entitled “The believed. They have also laboured to the Nature and Danger of Infidel Philoso- utmost to persuade mankind both to believe phy.” In these sermons, the Doctor and practise them. If their labours prove does not satisfy himself, as Christian successful, if their wishes should be accomapologistz generally have done, with plished, the world will be converted into one
theatre of falsehood, perjury, fraud, theft, defending Christianity from the at- piracy, robbery, oppression, revenge, fornitacks of infidels, but turns assailant, and cation, and adultery. What else is the bell charges them even in what they have of the Scriptores ? Lewdness alone, extended accounted the strong holds of argument. as their doctrines extend it, would extermiHe clearly proves, by the contradictions pate every moral feeling from the human which abound in the writings of both an- from the human conduct. Sodom would
breast, and every moral aud virtuous action cient and modern infidels, that“profess- cease to be a proverbial name, and Gomor. ing themselves wise, they became fools.” rah would be remeinbered only to wonder
at ber unhappy lot, and to drop the tear of History of the Inquisition from its eslabsympathy upon ber asbes." p. 350.
lishment to the present time. By the
Author of the “ History of the ReformOne of the all-important inferences
ation," &c. Nisbet and Duncan, Lonwhich the Doctor draws from his inves- don. tigations of the awful sentiments pub- Was there ever such a misnomer as that lished by infidel writers, is
of having called this iniquitous court
" the holy office !!” Surely if the evil Philosophy will not, and Christianity will, increase your distresses here, and save spirit has ever been incarnate, it must you from misery, and confer on you happi- have been in the person of Saint Doness hereafter. As mere infidelity, it teaches minick, and in the officers and familiars nothing but to contest all principles, and to of the Inquisition!! It is almost increadopt none. As scepticism, it is an ocean dible that such infamy could have been of doubt and agitation, in which there are no soundings, and to which there is no shore. practised under the garb of religion : As animalism and atheism, it completes the “ To bave stolen Christ's livery, ravage and ruin of man, which in its pre
To serve the Devil in." ceding forms it had so successfully begun. And this is Popery! Yes, Popery in It now holds out the rank Circæan draught, and sends the deluded wretches who are rank luxuriance! in those countries allored to taste, to bristle and wallow with where its principles are matured, and the swine, to play tricks with the monkey, not counteracted by the civil authority to rage and rend with the tiger, and to pu- or public opinion. trify into nothing with the herd of kindred
The condensed history before us rebrutes. “ Christianity, with an influence infinitely
lates chiefly to the Spanish Inquisition more benevolent, enhances the value of your both in ancient and modern times. The present life beyond the reach of calculation. present King of Spain, Ferdinand VII. It informs you that you are the intelligent the most Christian king, who in his exile and moral creatures of the all-perfect Je- worked petticoats for our Lady of Lo. hovab, who made, who preserves, and rules
retta, and who owes his throne to Enthe universe ; who is present in all places ; who beholds all things; who is eternal and glish Protestants, patronizes the holy ! immutablo, infinitely benevolent, infinitely say rather the bloody, office of the Inbeneficent; the faithful friend of the virtu- quisition ! We give an extract from ous, the unchanging enemy of sin; the rewarder and the reward of all returning sinners who diligently seek him. In this “ Llorente records the following fact, character it presents to you a direct, clear, which be says was given by one who was and perfect system of rules for all your present when the inquisition was thrown moral conduct; rules of thinking, speaking, open in 1820, by orders of the Cortes of and acting; rules reaching every possible Madrid. Twenty-one prisoners were found case, and removing every rational doubt. in it, not one of whom knew the name of Here is vo uncertainty, no wavering, no the city in which he was; some had been tossing on the billows of anxiety, no plung- confined three years, some a longer period, ing into the gulf of despair. Your path is and not one knew perfectly the nature of a straight and beaten way, and were you the crime of wbich he was accused. One wayfaring men and fools, you need not err of these prisoners had been condemned, and therein,"
was to have suffered the next day. His The sermons from which these ex. The method of thus destroying the victim
punishment was to be death by the pendulum. tracts are made were delivered to the was as follows: The condemned is fastened students of Yale College; but many of in a groove upon a table on his back; susthose which compose these admirable pended above him is a pendulum, the edge volumes were preached to the Doctor's of which is sharp, and it is so constructed
as to become longer with every movement. congregation on ordinary occasions :
The wretch sees this implement of destructheir being so decidedly evangelical is tion swinging to and fro above him, and one of their prominent features, and every moment the keen edge approaching their crowning excellence,
nearer and nearer : at length it cuts the
* Pollok's Course of Time.