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nister, and with each other, in all things that One individual, he informed me, interested him very are " lovely and of good report."
“ There- much. She was the only daughter of a farmer's
widow. She had been engaged, with the full consent fore, as ye abound in every thing in faith,
of her parents (her father was then alive), to be marand utterance, and knowledge, and in all dili- ried to a young man, a respectable miller, who had gence, and in your love to us, see that ye
met with an accident from which he did not recover, abound in this grace also : wherefore shew
having died within a week. The circumstance had
taken place nearly three years before ; but it still conye (ye of this church) to them, and before
tinued to prey upon her spirits. She had never menthe churches, the proof of your love, and of tioned his name since the unfortunate occurrence, our boasting on your behalf."
even to her mother, or alluded to the subject in any Permit me, finally, to remind you, that way. Constitutionally delicate, she was evidently
much injured by the blow ; and was now beyond all Christian charity is neither casual nor ca
question in a rapid decline. She had received a good pricious. A Christian's munificence is essen- education, superior to most persons of her rank, by tially self-denying; and where nothing of which she had not failed to benefit. “ You will find this feeling guides our beneficence, there is
Rose -," said Mr. B., " in a very sweet frame of no liberality upon the pure principles of the
mind; and I am sure you will be pleased with the
visit.” Gospel. The rich are placed as reservoirs A day or two after Mr. B.'s departure, I walked to of waters on the hills, to fertilise all around the cottage where the invalid resided, and found that and all beneath ; but the wealthiest amongst
my visit was not only expected, but anxiously looked
for. I had sent word that I would call the day beus may swell the funds of this charity much
fore, but was prevented. Here let me remark, by the more than some one of our neighbours who
way, that it is always as much as possible to be avoided, gives less than he, and yet may not earn the that invalids should be disappointed as to a promised praise of Christian charity in an equal degree ;
visit. The sick chamber is lonely enough, and illhe may give largely of the overflowings of and I would impress upon my clerical brethren espe
ness is trying enough, without such a disappointment: his wealth, and yet in his largess never cially, the importance of being exceedingly punctual in fess Christ.” Have we ever thought of suf- fulfilling their promise of being present at the apfering the loss of a luxurious indulgence, or pointed time. Cases will occur, indeed, when it may restraining some
not be in their power to do so; but punctuality in this unnecessary expense, or
part of their duty especially is of the utmost importchecking the spirit of covetousness? If not, ance. we have large demands yet to answer ; and On entering the small neat room where Rose was should this have been the case with any one
sitting beside her mother, who was dressed in widow's of ourselves, let us calculate the amount of mourning, I was much struck with the sweet placid
smile upon her countenance, although it was but too our default, and assist the cause we are plead- obvious that deep-rooted disease was wasting her ing when the present opportunity has passed frame, and that she was not long destined for this away. The charity is a local, as well as a world. A Bible was lying on a little table, with a public one ; it has its friends
small selection of hymns. What a contrast to the
dismal chamber described in a former paper ! people of this congregation : it is, therefore, “Mr. B. mentioned that you would call upon me," always open to receive your aid. And, as said Rose, smiling. “It was very kind of him to you cast in what will, we trust, be found think of me, and of you to take the trouble to come
so far ; but, sir, you don't know how kind Mr. B. has your costly gifts, this night for the relief of
been to my dear mother and myself. Oh, he is quite the infant orphan, let the notion of merit be
a blessing to the parish, I can assure you." far away; but yet know assuredly, that your “I shall be glad," I replied, “ if I can be of any offering, if made in faith, shall find accept- service to you, and I shall have great pleasure in Give to this cause the service which sometimes calling to see you. I hope that you will
soon be better, and that you will regain your strength Cornelius rendered to God—your “prayers before the winter.” and your alms;" and, as in his case, receiving “My dear mother expresses the same hope; but I the perfume of the Redeemer’s merits, they feel convinced I shall never be better in this world,”
was her answer. shall come up for a memorial before God.
“I feel I must soon leave it, and Say in your hearts, as did David when my only earthly anxiety is about my poor mother;
for when I'm gone, there will be no one to attend to the rich presents were made for the temple, ber." "Who are we, O Lord, that we should be “Don't think of me, Rose, love," said the weeping able to offer so willingly after this sort ? for mother. Perhaps you may get round again ; and,
at all events, God will protect me. Think what we all things come of thee, and of thine own
owe to his goodness already. Why should we dishave we given thee."
The scene was most touching. I felt quite over
powered, and could not reply. At length, Rose broke RECOLLECTIONS OF A COUNTRY PASTOR. the silence, and said " You do not know, sir, how
much I am obliged to Mr. B. You can't conceive No. IV. Rose 11---
what I feel for his kindness. O, sir, I trust that, The neighbouring clergyman, whose advice I was through eternity, I shall look back with gratitude that $0 anxious to obtain respecting the case of the un- he came to be our minister. If I know any thing happy Mr. L., was obliged to leave home for a few at all about religion, it is all owing to Mr. B.,- I mean weeks in the early autumn; and he requested me now humanly speaking." and then to visit one or two of his sick parishioners, “ How so?" I asked ; “ I dare say he instructed who, he said, would esteem the visit a great privilege: you in all the doctrines and duties of Christianity;
and I am glad to find that you value the ministrations my other duties would permit. I did so in a few of our Church." To speak the truth, I did not ex- days, and found that a wonderful alteration for the actly approve of all Mr. B.'s sentiments; neither alto- worse, as far as her bodily health was concerned, had gether of his mode of acting in the parish. I had no taken place. She was in bed, unable to get up; and doubt but that he was an excellent man, with the very from what the medical attendant had told me in the best intentions: nay, in a difficulty, I wished to have morning, could not survive many days, if indeed many his counsel; I esteemed him highly; I knew him to hours. be an eminent scholar and a thorough gentleman: When I drew the curtains, a faint smile crossed ber but there was a something which I could not define, pale emaciated face, and she made a sign for me to even to myself, that made me shrink from being on sit down by the side of her bed. I did
so : and she very intimate terms with him, even had he desired it immediately began the conversation by remarking, I was anxious, therefore, to know what were the pecu- "Sir, this is very kind ; I am fast dying. But, sir, liar obligations under which the invalid lay to the will you tell Mr. (mentioning the vicar's name) vicar. “0, sir," Rose answered, “when Mr. B. that I trust I shall find mercy at the last; but, 0, sir, came to be our vicar, I was a thoughtless, giddy girl. I am a vile sinner.” I was very fond of dress, and gaiety, and folly of every " Calm yourself, my dear young woman," I replied. sort. I spent most of my time in reading silly novels, “ Death can have no terrors for you. Yours is a and never opened my Bible. I laughed at all that case, which it is not often the privilege of a minister was serious, and used to delight in making game of of Christ to witness. Your life has been one of deall serious people; and no one used to ridicule Mr. votion to God's service : at least the latter part of it B.'s sermons more than I did. When he first came to has been so; and you may safely trust that God will the parish, people were much opposed to him. They look upon you, and receive you into his favour through could not bear his preaching ; for it was too searching. the merits of our blessed Saviour. You must calm They called him half a Dissenter; and yet I did not yoursell." know how it was, that he had not been here a year in “O, sir,” she answered, hastily, “my life has not the living, before the dissenting meeting was thinned of been one of devotion. Oh, no, no; I dare not think half it members, and the Wesleyan preacher never of my life. If I am to be saved by my life, I am lost came at all. He called at our house one day, and for ever." said that he was going to have a Sunday-school; and “Do not fatigue yourself," I replied. “You really asked my father to support it, and to get the labourers take too melancholy a view of your past life. Many, to send their children. He said the school would not on a dying bed, would wish they had lived as you have cost much, as three or four young women had offered done. Your obedience has been sincere, though doubtto teach the children for nothing: father was a good- less imperfect." natured man, and said he would not oppose it; and “0, dear, dear sir," she answered, her eyes asso"
suming an unusual brightness, “ If I am saved at all, " Don't fatigue yourself, dearest Rose,” said lier it will be of free sovereign mercy. I have nothing of mother.
my own to plead before God. O sir, dear sir, if I am “0, I am anxious to tell about Mr. B. Well, sir, saved, it will be of boundless grace." the Sunday-school was set on foot; and I one morning “Yes," I replied; "God, for his dear Son's sake, went there from curiosity, or rather to laugh at what will accept your imperfect services. They have been was going on. When I went in, Mr. was speak- willingly rendered." ing to the children, and calling upon them to dedicate "O sir, no, no; I have done no service. All the morning of their days to the service of their must be of grace; free, unmerited grace. If not, I am Maker. In church, the same morning, he spoke much lost for ever.". to the same effect, and preached in an especial man- She was evidently wearied with what had passed. ner about the love of the Lord Jesus Christ in dying I knelt down by her bed-side with her weeping mofor poor sinful children. I never could forget that ther, and read a portion of the beautiful Visitation
I think I hear every word of it now. I Service for the Sick. She appeared much composed. tried to laugh myself out of it, but I could not. 0, As I was about to leave the room, and held her by the sir, I have often thanked God I that day went to hand, she said feebly, “Will you tell dear good Mr. church. I think God himself led me to go, for I had that I wish to leave it as my dying testimony, intended going to see a young friend some miles off.” that the sinner saved from eternal ruin must owe it all
I was much struck with the artless simplicity with to sovereign grace ?" I promised that I would, and left which she spoke. I perceived that she was excited the dying chamber. and fatigued, and begged her to say no more at pre- I saw her no more. As I walked bome in the sent. She appeared to me, I confess, to be somewhat twilight, my thoughts were, as may be supposed, of an enthusiast, and I ascribed the ardour of her wholly engrossed with the scene I had just witexpressions to her state of health. I expressed my nessed, I cannot call it a melancholy scene.
I satisfaction at what she had stated, and begged that could not fully enter into the dying Rose's view of she would allow me to read from a small volume I her case. I thought that she had taken an errogenerally carried with me on my visitation of the neous view of the sinfulness of her state. I referred sick. She gladly consented ; and after I had read this to disease. I admitted, to a certain extent, some few passages which I thought would comfort her the doctrine of grace ; but I thought she carried and her poor mother, and also a prayer, I was about the doctrine too far; and I was inclined to think to leave, when I remarked how different were my that if the sentiments uttered by her were those feelings from what they had been in the sick-room of inculcated from the pulpit of her parish church, the wretched Mr. L.
there was, indeed, a great license left for profligacy, Rose immediately answered: “O, sir, I have often and a wide door opened for antinomian error; and thought of that poor man, and yet God, who knows that excellent as Mr. B.'s intentions might be, and the heart, can alone judge. He may, sir, have found however eminent his own character for Christian holimercy at the last. O, sir, the mercy of God is bound- ness, still that his doctrinal statements were to be less! Where should we be if it were not for that viewed with suspicion. I resolved, however, to take mercy! We are guilty lost creatures in his sight." an early opportunity of conversing with him on the
“Yes," I replied, “ we all are sinners; but Mr. subject. He returned the day after Rose's death, and Li's case was one of more than ordinary guilt. Let us consigned her remains to the grave ; and I requested draw a veil over it."
permission to attend as a mourner. The poor mother I left the cottage, resolved to go again, as soon as followed the corpse ; and when she returned to her
now-lonely cottage, I accompanied Mr. B., on whose ner, while he deeply deplores the past, to strive after arm she leaned, and knelt down by her chair while he new and unreserved obedience for the future; even offered a fervent prayer in her behalf.
such a change as was wrought on that most deterYears have now passed on, and Rose's mother lies mined and bloody-minded persecutor of the Church beside her, in the sweet secluded church of But of the Redeemer, when he was arrested in his career the scene of Rose's last conversation with me has of infuriated zeal, and made sensible of the enormity never been obliterated from my mind, and I trust that of his conduct, while he verily thought he “ought to it never will. My lot in life has been, in a worldly do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of point of view, rery far from prosperous. Affliction Nazareth,” and who himself speaks of a godly sorrow, has been mingled in my cup. I have known the loss which "worketlı repentance unto salvation, not to be of those to whom I was united by many endearing repented of,” while he clearly distinguishes between ties; and pain and disease have wrought their work this and the “sorrow of the world, that worketh death." on my own enfeebled frame. But I am willing to True repentance, in fact, may be otherwise described, bear my testimony now to the truth of the declarations as the conversion of the soul to God, which is inculof the dying Rose, “that from first to last grace reigns cated by the apostle, when he charges us to "put off in the salvation of the sinner.” This great doctrine, concerning the former conversation the old man, which I then did not fully comprehenc., and which I which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and should have been unwilling to admit, has supported to be renewed in the spirit of our mind; and to put me in many a bitter hour of the world's sorrow, --it has on the new man, which after God is created in rightewhispered peace when all around was tempestuous. I ousness and true holiness."--Rev. T. Bissland. have lived to feel, by experience, that there is nothing
The Bible.—Do you believe that the Bible is the Recure or stable but the eternal Rock of Ages; and that he who builds his hopes of happiness for time, or
word of God? And that God spake it for this very for eternity, on any other foundation, is building on
purpose, that by it he might direct, support, and comfort
man, in his journey through time to eternity? And do the sand, the straw, and the stubble. My ministerial
not you need direction, and comfort, and support? career has been one of considerable personal labour ; I have had a tolerable share of experience;
And if you do, will you not go to the Bible to seek it ?
We are so accusand I am willing to bear my humble but decided
tomed to the sight of the Bible, that it ceases to be a testimony to this important fact, that it is only when
miracle to us. there is a cordial reception of the doctrines of grace,
It is printed just like other books, that there has been devotedness to God's service, and
and so we are apt to forget that it is not like other umreserved obedience and resignation to his blessed
books. But there is nothing in the world like it or will; and that there is no portion of Seripture, the
comparable to it. The sun in the firmament is no
thing to it, if it really be what it assumes to be--an true import of which it is of greater importance that it
actual, direct communication from God to man. Take should be clearly understood; for none is better calcu
up your Bible with this idea, and look at it, and wonlated to cheer in life, and to support in death, than
der at it. It is a treasure of unspeakable value to this : " By grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: not of works
you, for it contains a special message of love and
tender mercy from God to your soul. Do you wish -lest any man should boast."
to converse with God? Open it and read. And at the same time look to Him who speaks to you in the
Bible, and ask him to give you an understanding The Cabinet.
heart, that you may not read in vain, but that the
word may be in you as good seed in good ground, REWARD.-I know thee, O Lord, to be a munificent
bringing forth fruit unto everlasting life. Only take rewarder of all that serve thee; yet if thou shouldest
care not to separate God from the Bible. Read it in give me no wages, I will serve thee; if thou shouldest
the secret of God's presence, receive it from his lips, pay me with hunger, and stripes, and prison, or even
and feed upon it; and it will be to you, as it was to death, I will serve thee.... Away, base thoughts of Jeremiah, the joy and rejoicing of your heart. remuneration! I will honour and serve thee, O God, for thine own sake, for thy service' sake ; yet I have Do reason not to regard thine infinite bounty,—it is no less than a crown that thou hast promised me, and
Poetry. that I shall humbly aspire unto, and expect from thee, not as in the way of my merit, but of thy mere mercy. A HYMN BY A PERSON WHO HAD LOST My service is free in a zealous and absolute consecra
HIS SIGHT. tion to thee; thy hand is more free in thy gracious recompense. If thou be pleased to give thy servant such a weight of glory, the glory of that gift is thine.
My Saviour, if by that blest name My service is out of my just dury; thy reward is of
The world's Redeemer I may claim, thy grace and divine beneficence. Do thou give me Be thou my stay when sorrow's hour to do what thou biddest me, and then deal with me Sinks my sad heart and breaks its pow'r. as thou wilt. Blessed be thy name in what thou givest, whilst thou makest me blessed in what I receive Though dark and dreary be my way, from thee.—Bishop Hall.
Thy light can turn my night to day; REPENTANCE.-Repentance is not a mere change Nor need I fear the roughest road of external circumstances, the transition from one That leads me to a pard'ning God. sect or party in the Christian Church to another; it is not a mere sorrow for sin, accompanied with the Thy cross my banner, thou my guide, outward show of contrition, the desponding look, the Thy word my hope, thy name my pride ; rueful countenance; for there may be the most pain
More than a conqu'ror I shall prove, ful and revolting austerities practised, and the most
Triumphant in my Saviour's love. severe penances undergone, and yet there may be no genuine repentance. Sin, meanwhile, may be loved Friend of my soul, to thee I owe for its own sake, although desisted from on account of
Each blessing I can taste below; the misery to which it leads. True repentance is an internal change upon the soul, wrought by the Spirit
But how shall I that love repay of God. It is such a sorrow for sin as leads the sin
Which brought me to the living way?
Divine Deliverer! leave me not,
vet and gold. Three coaches, scarcely less antiquely In grief, in gloom, by thee forgot ;
superb, followed with the assistant cardinals and the Still let me find, with God in thee,
rest of the train. In the inside of the church, the My refuge to eternity.
usual tiresome ceremonies went on, that take place
when the pope is present. The cardinals having gone Then in a sweeter, nobler strain,
through the various motions, and the inferior priests I'll sing the Lamb who once was slain «
having kissed his toe-that is, the cross embroidered That light which cheer'd me on the road
on his shoe, high mass begins. The pope kneels
during the elevation of the host, prays in silence That led me to a pard'ning God.
before the high altar, gets up, sits down, reads something out of a great book which they bring to him,
with a lighted taper held beside it; and having gone STANZAS BY THE SAME.
through many more such ceremonies, finally ends as
he began, with giving his benediction with three In ardent years, each pow'r, each feeling blighted, fingers all the way he goes out. During all the time Pensive I tread my sad and lonely way; .
of this high mass, the pope's military band stationed My journey scarce begun, when, soon benighted, on the platform in front of the church, played so many Pain, gloom, and sorrow mark'd me for their prey.
clamorous martial airs, that it effectually put to flight
any ideas of religious solemnity. Of those I love, how many now are parted,
Oaths. It forms one of the constant proofs we While care and grief their aching bosoms rend ! have of the fall of man, and of the depravity of the Come, blest Physician, heal the broken-hearted,
human heart, that there is so strong a disposition to Be thou the exile's hope, the mourner's friend.
deceive, that, in common life, to confide in the bare
promise of a person in a transaction in which his inTo me in vain is honour laurels twining,
terest is much concerned, is considered as a mark of Where science spreads her mind-illuming page;
weakness. The proceedings of our courts of justice In vain to me the star of glory's shining,
are all founded upon this maxim, that upon any point • To shed her lustres o'er the rising age.
in which his interest is concerned, no man's simple
word is to be believed. - What a melancholy proof of But must the flower of life thus ever languish ?
the degradation of 'man! All persons who object to Ye gales from paradise revive its bloom :
our Scripture statements of the fall, may have their
objections answered by that fact.- Rev. J. H. Stewart. Though here its blossoms fade in with’ring anguish,
THE DEMAGOGUE.—When the people arrogate to Faith graft the stem, to flow'r beyond the tomb.
themselves power to sit in judgment on their sovereign ; when they dare to represent him as account
able to them ; when they reason and act as if his inMiscellancous.
terests were opposed to theirs, and his power and
dignity abridged their own, they are false to them. Popish CEREMONIES AT THE FESTIVAL OF THE
selves. The king represents the majesty of the naANNUNCIATION.—The festival of the annunciation is
tion; and it is to the honour of the people that his kept at Rome by sumptuous shows. The author of dignity should be exalted to the uttermost. He is “ Rome in the 19th Century" relates the pope's pro
their defender ; and their security is that power which ceedings on the occasion. We drove through the
he must derive from their hearty obedience. In him streets lined with expecting crowds, and windows
the law is personified; and to weaken his authority, is hung with crimson and yellow silk draperies, and occupied by females in their most gorgeous attire, ragement of factious demagogues. And who are these
to destroy the safeguards of social order, to the encoutill we made a stop near the church, before which the
gods who would exalt themselves at the expense of pope's horse-guards, in their splendid full-dress uni
the crown? The wise, the honourable, the good ? forms, were stationed to keep the ground; all of whom, both officers and men, wore in their caps a them to desire such 'distinction. But the rain and
Oh, no! Conscience, integrity, even pride, forbid sprig of myrtle, as a sign of rejoicing. After waiting
the unprincipled. men of desperate fortunes, who a short time, the procession appeared, headed by
would retrieve them, though by the ruin of their another detachment of the guards, mounted on prancing black chargers, who rode forward to clear the
country; and bankrupts in character, who would be
shunned by the lowest, if their sins were not choked way, accompanied by such a flourish of trumpets and kettle-drums, that it looked at first like any thing mob-leader, fluency, impudence, and just a smattering
by party. Let them possess but the qualities for a but a peaceable or religious proceeding. This martial
of knowledge to teach them to cavil, and they require array was followed by a bare-headed priest, on a white
nothing more. The trade of a patriot may entirely mule
, bearing the host in a gold cup, at the sight of dispense with character. A man, whom no vice can which every one fell upon his knees. The pope used
blacken, no infamy sink, no exposure shame, as soon formerly to ride upon the white mule himself, and all
as lie proclaims himself “a patriot,” forthwith becomes the cardinals used to follow in their magnificent robes
worthy of all confidence. So should it be. It is just of state, mounted either on mules or horses; and as
that they, who, in their pride and folly, refuse to obey the eminentissimi are, for the most part, not very
the authority which God appoints, should create their eminent horsemen, they were generally fastened on,
own punishment'in becoming voluntary slaves to the lest they should tumble off. This cavalcade must
basest of men. So the Jews, when they revolted against have been a very entertaining sight. Pius VI., who
God, set up calves to worship, and cried, “These be was a very handsome man, kept up this custom, but
thy gods, 0 Israel!"-From Osler's Church and Dissent. the (then) present Pope (Pius VII.) is far too infirm for such an enterprise; so he followed the man on a white mule, in a state coach, at the very sight of
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be ascertained, if men really do take that ON THE VALUE OF ARTICLES OF FAITH. simply and rightly for their standard which Next to the invaluable possession of holy they profess to take. Hence they must be writ, of which the Church is to be “a witness put upon giving their interpretation of the and a keeper,” stand our confessions and word, that it may be seen whether or no this articles, which the wisdom of our forefathers interpretation be the true one. Inquiry must has handed down to us as landmarks of be made whether they have truly gathered the faith, as cautionary limits within which the mind and meaning of the Scripture ; and it is well to confine the erratic wit of man. to this end, it may easily be shewn, that conObjections, indeed, are not unfrequently fessions and creeds are not valuable only, made to the use of creeds and articles, as but essential. The use of these, indeed, is straitening the gate of the Church of Christ, but the mode of applying that perfect standard and laying a yoke upon the conscience which which the Christian Church considers of inGod never intended it to bear. The Scrip- fallible authority; exactly as though a weight ture, it is urged, as it is the infallible, ought be acknowledged just and accurate, still the to be the sole, standard of belief; and any human hand must hold the balance in which additional rule is an infringement on the it performs its office of ascertaining compeliberty wherewith Christ has made his people tence, and detecting deficiency. If the Scripfree. It is the object of this paper to shew ture were a regularly drawn-up code of docthat this objection is ungrounded, and that a trines, logically stated, no additional confesChurch, without formularies and confession's sion or articles would be necessary; but as of some kind, is in an anomalous and un- its sacred truths, revealed in the manner best steady position.
adapted to the general good of the Church, The Scripture, indisputably, is the sole have not, by its divine Author, been put into standard by which a Church must measure such a shape, but are left to be gathered itself, inasmuch as “whatsoever is not read from the histories, letters, prophecies, of therein,
nor may be proved thereby, is not which the volume is composed, it becomes to be required of any man, that it should be essential that a constituted Church should, believed as an article of the faith, or be according to the wisdom given to her, make thought requisite or necessary to salvation ;” such a deduction of the truth, and declare, in but individuals seeking admission to that authorised documents, what she believes to
or office in it, must be examined ac- be the principles taught in the inspired cording to the wholesome rules and orders book. which the Church, in agreement with the So natural and necessary a process is this, Scripture, has established. For the Scrip- that persons who least like the name of artiture is appealed to by heretics of every de- cles are practically obliged, in substance, to nomination ; they impose, indeed, certain adopt them. No community of professing interpretations on it, but yet they call it Christians ever did, or ever could exist, withtheir standard : it is a point, therefore, to out imposing on its members its own peculiar VOL. 1,-NO, XX,