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ment of all like-minded. Altho' thought upon his name; some of he never was in this country, his whom are now scattered througholt acquaintance with our language, the provinces, silvered over with and the many excellent books in years, and not only bearing marks divinity he had read, the produc of their earthly warfare, but endur. tions of British authors, prepossess. ing hardness as good soldiers of the ed him much in our favour With Lord Jesus. How faithfully this some valuable minister in Britain worthy man executed the trust rehe frequently conesponded, and posed in hi..., is known to many constantly enquirea after them, in hundreds in Holland, and a few terms which bespoke the warmest in this country. The appellation affection. Arrong many other pie applied to hiin was truly verified ; ces, translated by him into Dutch, for with parental care he watched and which have inel with equal suc- over all comunitted to his charge, cess in Holland as in England, were and had in return their unfeigned Booth's Reign of Grace, and Her. love. While scarce able to walky vey's Theron and Aspasia ; but his and to apucarance near his end, yet translations of similar works were would he go about the duties of his numerous ; for no sooner did he office, in the exercise of morning meet with any thing which pleased and evening prayers, with a spiria him, than he immedia tely set about tuality very different from many in it; and the writer of this article such situations; who, because it saw him busily engaged, although makes a part of the rules and regu. bordering on ninety years of age, lations of the establishment, regard and with an inflained eye, translat. it as a task, rather than a privilege, ing “ Dr. Rippon's Discourses on He also rejoiced to hear of the the All-sufficent Gracious Assistance success of the London Missionary of the Spirit of Christ,” &c. In Society; and assisted it by his fre. him likewise, the Scots Church of quent fervent prayers. Rotterdam has lost one of her It may be remarked, that both of brightest ornainents. Although a these good inen, with many others native of Holland, that he might in Holland, deeply lamented the ef. strengthen the hands and encourage fects of French principles in that the hearts of our countrymen in a country ;--and how justly they did foreign land, he becaine a member, so, only those who have had an and was, many years ago, chosen opportunity of seeing their effects one of her elders. This trust he can judge.
R. 0. continued to exercise, to the satisfaction of all, till his death ; which is much regretted by those emi
APRIL 28th, died at Philadelnent servants of Christ, Messrs.
phia, the Rev. Mr. Ustick, Minis. Ross and McPhail, ministers of
ter of the first Baptist church in
that city. His funeral-sermon was the church, and every Christian in
preached by his colleague, Dr. W. the country to whom he was
Rogers, from John xi. 11, “ Our known,
friend Lazarus sleepeth.” He was
in his fiftieth year. LIKEWISE died about the same time, Mr. James Maclean, father of the English Orphan, or Work.
RECENT DEATH. . house, Amsterdam. He had been SATURDAY Morning, June 11, in early life a private soldier, and died the Rev. Jeremiah Newell, afterwards a serjeant in the Scotch Vicar of Great Missenden, &c, who brigade, long in the service of the preached the last sermon before the States of Holland ; in which regi. Missionary Society. We hope to ment, as likewise in others from that present our readers with a short country, were found a remnant of memoir of this excellent man in * those who feared the Lord and future Number, i XI,
REVIEW OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS.
Periodical Accounts relative to the branch of which had, a few days before,
Baptist Missionary Society, No. XI. forbidden him the house, on account of 8vo, is.
his attachment to the gospel. We ac
cordingly went to the village, attended We have mentioned lately (in with Petumbur senior, expecting our usual our Magazine for April) some en reception there, - contempt and ridicule. couraying circumstances in the We walked slowly along the street till we mission of our Baptist brethren ; and
came to a shop where a brahman was sit. we have read, with much pleasure,
ting, with large heaps of cowries before
him. I accosted him, “ Well, brahman, the details in the present Number
you seem to have a deal of money before of their publication; the contents
you! Money is a good thing for this of which are as follows:
world; but for the other world we want 1. Extracts from Mr. Marshman's something more.” “Oh,' said he, ' I want Journal (addressed to Dr: Ryland.) nothing but money! If I have that, I The most remarkable circumstance can secure my eternal welfare.' "How?" here related, is the following:
• By doing holiness, and making offerings About forty years ago, a man, by
to God.' “ And do you suppose that birth a , cow-keeper, pretended to
God is so poor as to need your money?
No, brother; the God of the whole earth great sanctity, and to cure diseases
can need nothing from you. You may · by the Choron Amretta, or “ Immor
corrupt an earthly judge ; but in the great tal Water of his feet.” He is suc- day, when God will judge all men accord. ceeded by his son Ram Dulol, who ing to their works, you will find him in. pretends to work the same mira. corruptible; neither will he regard any cles; and is so liberally supported name ;-- sooders, brahmans, goordos, and by his devotees, that he lives in the debrahs will then reccive according to their style of a Rajah,- in a stately man- deserts. Where will Seeb the adulterer, sion, and surrounded with wealth
and Creeshnon ihe liar, then appear? and and luxury. With this impostor
what will you, their worshippers, do ia they had an interesting conversation.
that day? Now God calls upon you to
receive mercy, through his Son, whom he . His most distinguishing tenets are,
gave up to death for sinners"-By this " That cast is nothing, the debtahs
time a large crowd was gathered round us, nothing, the brahinaus nothing ;" to whom I turned, and amplified the above yet his disciples comply with all ideas. Kemol was, in the mean time, in the forms of superstition (which the crowd, answering the questions put to they call Ouinard Work); and him, with “Hear, weigh in your minds, maintain the horrid notion, that judge.” Petumbar, who was by me, being God, dwelling in is, is the author noticed by one of them as.busy in explainof all our sins. Tliis inan and ing and persuading, was accosted with, his followers were much pressed
Who are you? A Hindoo? What ! eac
with, and take the cast of the M'leech's » to receive Bengalee Testaments ;
He replied, " I bave been many years but in vain. However, as their
aniong you ; but I found seither love, principles tend to weaken the esta truth, por compassion. What is a man blished superstitions, they are so far without these? I heard of this great word; favourable to the propagation of the I came, I examined, and have found sobe gospel. Of the manner in which stance."-This brought on a great deal of the Missionaries attempt this, we abuse,' which Perumbur teok very pahave an interesting account in the
tiently; and, at last, he completely sifollowing extract Irom this Journal,
lerced this railing brahman, with," Is by Mr. Marshman:
angor a truit of holiness, or of sin.” After
spending a few moments in prayer, and .6 May 16, Lord's Day. Going out in distributing papers, we departed. the afternoon to Chatterah, I asked kemol “In our way home, another brahman the brahman, Whether he would like to attacked Petumbur on his eating with us. accompany me? He complied with great He replied, “ Nothing wbich God has readiness. I was the more pleased with made for focd is forbidden; and what en. this, as Charterah is the residence of his ters a man defile's him not : angei, rage, wife, and her family; the governing and lying make a man sinful.” The man
was so cut down with this reply, that he puted by the rest, came again, to conduct went off in a rage. Not having taken Pe. any of us who could go. Brother Marshtumbur with me before, I could not help man was the only one who could underbeing pleased and thankful on such an oc. take so long a journey; and a better could casion, to observe an old venerablc Hindoo not have been chosen for the purpose. He defending the truth with so much pro therefore went; and took with him Pepriety and spirit.”
tumbur Mittre and Pharut. The place
where they live is in the district of Jessore, Extracts from Mr. Ward's Journal. near the river Isamuty. Brother Marsh
“ Serampore, April 10, 1802.This day mas, on his arrival, found about 200 perthe people have been going about with sons who have, for several years, rejecied ropes and canes in their sides, swords thro'
cast. They are Mussulmans and Hindoos, their tongues, &c. I heard of ewo de
formerly of various casts They were convices which were 11ew to me: - One man
vinced of the folly and wickedness of both thrust the stail of his umbrella through
the Hindoo and Mussulman faith, but conhis congue, and held it thus over his head
fessed that they were ignorant of what was as he walked and danced along. Another
right; and hearing of us, they were very man had cwe dreadful snakes put through
desirous of knowing the gospel. Brother the skin of his arms, their heads being in
Marshman's reception among them exceedhis hands; but he suffered them to bite
ed alt expectation. Many were gathered him shockingly. Their poisonous teeth,
together, ready to hear the word when he however, were cut out. -1 also heard of
arrived, having had previous notice; and one man who fell upon a sword, and cut
they heard the word with a kind of pleasure himself dreadfully.
and eagerness seldom seen in this country. “ April 12. A brahman, who has been They desired us to write to them, and to here once or twice before, and who lives
visit them, - promising to visit us when with Dulol, the famous leader of the new they can, In short, a hopeful prospect presect, came again to-day. He says that
sents itself. -- In returning home, Brother Dulol sent him to get baptized first; that
Marshman got intelligence of another body Dolol will follow, and bring with him
of Hindoo Dissenters, whom he determined 100,000 of his disciples ! We suspect the
to visit. He did so ; and found that at anwhole to be a tale of deception. This
other place, about a day's juurney nearer brahman talked of having been convinced
home than the place he had visited, there of Gin, and of taking refuge in Jesus Chrift.
are at least 2000 persons who have pube He was very talkative ; but Kerol made
licly renounced their cast. They received him a little more slow."
him with great pleasure, and were desirous
of seeing him again." -- -- After these Journals, follow two
“ The late opening in the eastern part Letters from Mr. Carey and Mr. of the country, inore than balances all our Marshman to Mr. Fuller,-and the distresses. They have a society of upofficial Letter from the Missionaries wards of 200 persons, who have rejected to the Society; in the latter of all worshipof idols, and all honour to Ma. which we have a list of the number homet ; and, what is more, they reject baptized : being thirteen natives,
many of the vices which other natives and four Europeans; beside eight
practise with an unblushing countenance. natives, constant hearers, and seve.
Since they have known us, the whole body ral children growing up.
of this people have received the Bible asche
word of God: they meet together to read After this, we have several other
it, and to pray; and intend to erect a place Letters, full of piety and intelli for themselves, where they c# meer for gence, which must rejoice the worship. They now also call themselves heart of every friend to the Mis Cbristians, and esteem us as their brethren, sionary cause; and from two of Mr. - We really hope that some of them are Carey's letters we extract the fola trully converted ; and indeed all of them, lowing very interesting passages:-
whom I have seen, appear to be seriously S
inclined. I trust they will cre long have “ Calcutta, August 31, 1802.-A mosta gospel - church formed among them. I encouraging circumstance has lately oc was surpriz.d to see with what facility corred, and which has much strengthened they could run to any place of Scripture : * Oar hands. About three months ago, three they did not seem to be more at a loss to Musselmans came from a distance to hear find a passage, than a person would, who the gospel, and requested that one of us had been accust med to the Bible all his would pay thern a visit ; which we pro days. The do tiine of the Trinity is pe. ,mised to do afrer the rainy season, when culiarly a bhórred by Mussulmans ; and the passages by water would be open -- th:se prole held a council, which lasted About six wecks since, one of them, ds. three days, to consider whether this doce
trine could be admitted or not. It ended finish their work, and took a live tortoise with an universal acknowledgement of it; with them, which they meant to kill, and yet, leaving it as a mystery, in the same make a good meal of in the wood. Having manner as Christians do in general. tied this creature so fast to one of the posts From the continuation of Mr.
of their hut, that it could not possibly Marshman's Journal, with much
d sengage itself and escape, the negroes pleasure we add the following short
weot to a place about an English mile off,
to get one fish. They do this by beans extract :
of a species of wood, which is cut small, Nov. u. We hear that Mr. Gtricke, worked into powder, and strewed upon the a missionary on the coast of Malabar (ap water. The poison contained in it stupi. pointed by the Society for promoting fies the fishes, and causes them soon to Christian Knowledge) has been a journey appear as dead, swimming on the surface. into the Mysore country, and near to Cape Brother Mehr was meanwhile employed Cormeria. Whole villages, it seemis, have with the cedar-planks, till overcome with agreed to throw their idols out of their fatigue, he lay down in the shade, near temples, and fit them ap for the worship the tortoise, and slept about an hour. of the true God. It is said he preaches During this time, a tyger came to the almost day and night ; and has baptized place, tore the tortoise off the pole, and more than eight hundred people. dragged it into the wood ; brother Mehr . The great importance of these ex
remaining fast asleep, on awaking and
perceiving what had happened, he was tracts must be our apology for their
much alarmed, and thanked the Lord for length; we are desirous to give the the gracious preservation of his life, while most extended circulation to good
in the power of such an animal. He adds, news from so far a country; and can however, that it was a lesson to him to be assure our Christian readers, that more cautious in future in so dangerous a the whole accounts will highly gra. situation. The negrots soon arrived, and tify them in the perusal.
brought so large a quantity of Osh, that
they could not consume then all ; and the Periodical Accounts relating to the
tortoise was not missed. On the 22d, they
returned home with their cargo of planks, Missions of the Church of the United
and a fish called Haymar, one of the Brethren, No. XXXVI. 8vo, is. largest and best fithes in this country,
Though this be the 36th No. of weighing 20lb. i the Brethren's accounts, it is the
To this we add the following fourth only which has been printed
example of sweet Christian simpli, for general circulation ; the former publications being confined to sub
city and piety:
any am P scribers to the mission. The con. Aug.3. In the evening meeting, the fourth tents of this Number are as follows: and Gifth chapters of the second Epistle of 1. A Diary of the Mission at
Paul to the Corinthians were read and ex..
pounded. Alter it was over, John Ara. Hoop, on the Corentyn. This con.
bini, Joshua and Andrew, our oldest ne. tains many pleasing particulars ;
groe brethren, sat down on the bench beyet the mission has suffered greatly
fore our house, and immediately entered from the small pox. - Query, upou a spiritual conversation. Brother Would it not be a great blessing if Wietz sat down by them, and heard them, the vaccine inoculation could be with tears of gratitude, thanking the Lord so far extended ?
for what he has done in the hearts of some 2. Diary of the Mission among of this most idolatrous nation. It may the free Negroes at Bombay. in Su not be uopleasant to our readers to see a rinanı: from which we extract the part of their simple conversation inserted.
John Arabini said, " It is inconceir. following remarkable instance of a
able what our Saviour inade of such a man guardian Providence :
as Paul was before his conversion : what On the 14th brother Mehr went with a teacher he became, though he had been our own negroes to the Prapraba-creek, a the greatest persecutor of Jesus and the voyage of two hours, to prepare some ce believers; and how he could write such dar-planks, cut two months ago, and con things as we have just now been hearing Yey them hither. They returned on the in the church. And what has not our rzih, in very rainy weather, but in good Saviour done for us! I was the leader af health ; and only complained that, during every dance and merriment, as you all the nights, the bars had attacked and bit know. You also know, that, as heathen, them. On thc Igth, they set out again to we indulged in (very abomination, in
gluttony, and drunkenness. I was the lo Antigua, three dicto,
one ditto, in every kind of profaneness and wild up. In South America, four ditio, Toar. We also carved idols in wood, or In Labrador, three ditto, fórmed them of clay; consecrated chern, Among the Indians in North America, put victuals and drink before them, com:
three ditto, 19 mended ourselves to their protection, and Among the Hottentots at the Cape of fell down with our children prostrate before Good Hope, one ditto,
TO them, addressing them with great car. Near Tranquebar, one diuto, Destness, and inentioning to them our desires and wants, which, however, only re.
In all, , 161 garded earthly enjoyments, We thought we were doing right; but were worship ping the Devil. And yet God had mercy
On the whole, we also cordially upon us. He would not that we should
recommend this Number to the pebe lost eternally." The other two brethren rusal of our readers; and if a Ga. confirmed all this, and exclaimed, “O,
zette, which relates a signal vicio. merciful Lord ! receive a thousand thanks ry, tho' at the expence of thousands and eternal praises, that thou hast send of lives, be read with avidity and teachers unto us, or we should have yet pleasure, with how much interest been in the saine darkness." John added,
ought we to read the bloodless victo. “ Which of us then thought, that we ries of the gospel, as detailed in the should be one day sitting on this bench,
Missionary Accounts of the United singing unto the Lord ?" He then began to sing several verses, creating of the un.
Brethren, the Baptist Society, and merited grace of Jesus. This loud sing.
the Missionary Society in London? ing brought mure brethren, and sisters, and
The latter publication, being nearly children together, who stood around us.
forined into a volume, is intended Andrew said, “ Our Saviour sweated for review in our next Number, bloody sweat in the Mount of Olives for Ds. He has delivered as from sin and eternal judgment. 0, let us love him The Poor Man's Commentary on the with our whole hearts, and no more book of Genesis, by the Rev. Dr. grieve him as we bave done! O, how I Hawker, 12m9, price is.. mourn that I am still so far behind !" John then began to sing the verses :
The idea of publishing a Com* Thy blood so dear and precious,
mentary on the Bible for the Poor,
and in so cheap a form, certainly Love made thee shed for me," &c.
does honour to the benevolence, as Andrew then gave out some more verses;
well as the judgment of Dr. Hawand the conversation continued afterwards
ker. The poor man who, either by for a long while upon the fall of man and
his own industry, or the benevo, his redemption through Christ Jesus.
lence of a friend, possesses that in. No. 3, 4, and s, are Letters froin
estimable treasure, a Bible, and who the free negro, Christian Grego, is anxious to understand its sacred from Antigua, and from Bavi.
contents, and compare spiritual an's Kloof; all which will be read
things with spiritual, will feel with much pleasure by those who
many obligations to this popular love our Lord Jesus, and wish good
Writer, whose plan comprizes the success to the Missionary Work.
following interesting particulars :The last article contains varions First, An introduction to every accounts, from which we extract
book, and a table of contents to each : only the concluding paragraph, chapter. - 2. References to other
6. The number of brethren and sisters em. passages of Scripture, by way of il. ployed in the missions of the brethren, in
lustration ; with occasional eluci. various parts of the world, towards the dations and remarks. - 3. Reflec, close of the year 1802, is as follows: tions at the close of each chapter, la ibe Danish West India islands, in by way of improvement. six settlements, •33
It was said of two celebrated In Greenland, bmc dicta,
compien!ators, Coccçius and Grom