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Reciew of Horne's Missionary Sermony

(Juli It is from ourselves that we have and greatest are superior to the of very thing to apprehend. A Lao fice. The opinion itself he deems dicean teniper and secular life, per- to be unfounded in truth, and prego sonal neglect of the great salvation, nant with evil. and negligence in the discharge of

“Surely," he observes, " we can better spare our ministerial office; these are the mystic fingers of that invisible heathens can dispense with their services.

one or two great men,than millions of wretched hand, which writes in legible cha- An able general is worth half his army; an racters, • Ye are weighed in the Apostolic bishop half bis clergy. On great balance, and found wanting.' la men, the Alınighty suspends, sometimes, the respect of missions, and of every fate of churches and nations; and this is a thing else, in wbich we fail, let us crisis in our affairs, which scems to call for then rouze and redeem our church the services of no commun characters. The from ruin,and ourselves from shame." meanest of our missionaries should be greatly "To you Asia and Africa stretch good, to embark in'a gudlike work, or godforth their hands. From you they de tience, fortitude, and perseverance are quali

like mutives. Great activity, industry, pamand their portion of the inheritance fications ESSENTIAL to the missionary. under the New Testament, of which Without these, he never can succeed. Zeal, you are the trustees and administra, disinterestedness

, talents, elocution, will not tors. To you the church looks for avail without their firm suppurt. How few, the confirmation of her best hopes, even of good nen, combine a large proporand the prophecies for their most ţion of these solid qualities! Blunt must be glorious accomplishment."m" Su. that tool, which receives .not an edge from perstition has had its day, and a incessant sharpening; barren the soil, which dreadful day it was. The day of derives not fertility from patient cultivation: Atheism, miscalled the Age of Řea. Men, thus diligent iu the noblest business,

cannot be mean men; nor shall they stand son, has succeeded, and bleeding na. tions display its trophies. It is time of God's people. Usefulness

, peace

, and

befute mean men, but before the princes for the day of Religion to take place; honour will attend all their steps. They are and for. The wearied creature to rest the men whom we want. They have the in the peaceful and pacific kingdom qualifications of missionaries, though they of the Son of God." “ If Provi: should not have one splendid trait in their dence has placed under our domis characters. But to these veteran qualities nion the provinces of the distant which maintain the tug of battle, if we can East, it is hard to say for what pur. accumulate on our missionary every endowpose, worthy of the Judge of all the ment of nature and every improvement of earth, it is done, unless it be, that education, nothing will be superfluous. We we may impart to them the blessed It was to nu inferior, nor even ruling angel,

will despise no man: we will Hatter no man. religion of Jesus. They, and the that God committed the work of our salvapoor slaves in the West Indies, are

tion. It was delegated to his own dear Son, now our fellow-subjects as well as and it pleased the Father, not to spare, but our fellow-creatures ; and if we con- to bruise him ; to subject him to every sus. tinue to despise themi as brute beasts "fering and indignity, that none might claim who have no souls to be saved, they exemption, from the peasant to the prince will have a great and lerrible In his hand the weakest instrument shall be Avenger, who will respect no digni- strong, and the noblest derive dignity from ties in the church or in the state, and his meanest service. The master builders who will call the most serious clergy of the sanctuary nust be no coinnon artists." to the most serious account; for they pp. 209, 210, know their Master's will, and ap

“ Pre-eminent as the episcopal order is

now, the Apostles and Evangelists clain:ed prove it, and yet do it not.”

*the glorious work of missions as their own. Mr. Horne successfully, as we It was the post of danger, suffering, and think, combats the opinion, that Jabour; and, therefore, the post of honour. oor meanest ministers are the fittest So it is now. Mean is the man, who thinks for missionaries, and that the best it dhean. The office has sunk in estimation,

we

because we are too little to assert its dignity; siently at the car, in sure and certain hope but when that day shall come and come it of a bright morning, when our Master shall will-when God shall again pour out his come to us walking on the waters, and out Spirit from on ligh, then we shall learn war, weather-bealen bark shall rest in a secure and know how to use missionary armas." p.211. haven," pp. 215, 216.

“ It may be thought that I am soliciting the migration of the clergy. Far from it.

These glowing passages, with One in a hundred might supply our wants, which we close our extracts, will af. a hundred years hence. Would God

ford a fair specimen of our author's had twenty! would God we had ten, wor- style. It is fervid and impassioned, thy of the fame of the Church of England ! far beyond the ordinary tone of the whose wisdom might direct, whose courage English pulpit. The preacher feels might animale, and whose influence might his subject, and he gives free vent serve as a centre of union to the pious youth to his feelings. May the zeal which from our colleges, who would soon resort to animates him be generally diffused our standard, when conducted by such lead through the bishops and pastors of ers. A college in the East for Religion and Christ's flock! to whose perusal we the Oriental languages, under their auspices, might one day rival the famed Alexandrian recommend this discourse. Then school; and produce even native students to mighư we hope to see the glorious vie with its most renowned worthies." pp. anticipations of this able advocate of 213, 214.

missions speedily, realized. Then “ To produce those strenuous exertions, might we hope to see“the dispersed of necessary to the end which we would obtain, Israel and Judah restored to the land we must be raised and fired, by near views of their fathers, and converted to the of the glory of the latter day. To faith, as faith of that Messiah whom they to the God whom she serves, a thousand have so long rejected :" “ the fui. years are as one day. Nevertheless, let us

ness of the Gentiles flowing to her, not indulge illusive hopes of immediate and splendid success.

and the kingdoms of the world beAs yet we are only ex. ploring the perils of the Desert, and not coming the kingdoms of our God entering on the Land of Promise. We may and of his Christ, until righteousness expect a night, long, dark, and perhaps tema cover the earth, as the waters cover pestuous ; and should be prepared to toil ра

the

great deep."

LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL INTELLIGENCE, ,

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OXFORD.

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first addressed his Royal Highness, ia m through the kelson and keel, the electric Englislı speech; in which he complimented matter will be conducted through the bot. him on his niilitary distinction, and on top of the ship into the water, without inbis strenuous exertions for the abolition jury to the ship. Yards and bowsprits may of the slave trade; alludiog also to his ren also be made of wrought iron, at the same gularity while an under graduate of the proportion of strength and expense as the University, and to other topics. The Chanmask. The shronds and stays may also be of cellor having taken the oath of office, and iron, and will both be cheaper and last lonbeing seated in the chair of state, the Puba ger than rope.' lic Orator, the Rev. R. Tatham, delivered a

ITALY Latin oration. His Highness then tose from his seat, and replied in a very elegant and

The ancient city of Veii, as is known, was appropriate speech, delivered with good taken by the Romans in the year of Rome emphasis and action, to both the Vice 560; it was repeopled, and afterwards ein. Chancellor and the Public Orator. It was re

bellished by the emperors.—Mr. Giorgi, ceived with unbounded applause. We were

an agriculturist and owner of the soil, happy to observe, that here, as at Oxford, baving discovered in February last, at twelve in the different declamations which took feet deep in the earth, a number of columns, place, the efforts of the Chancellor in pro-employed thirty work men to prosecute bis moting the abolition of the slave trade, researches. He has lately found the most formed a very prominent figure. The beautiful statue of Tiberius known; of heroic festivities, which were remarkably splendid, size, sitting. The head resembles the medals "continued for four days.

perfectly, and is sublime both in execution Statement of Balances of Money and Se and expression. The arms, the knees, the hair, curities of the Suitors in the Court of Chan, ihe drapery, are excellent. It is of Greek cery, in the differept periods under-mention. marble, and the work of a Greek artist. A ed; as represented by the Lord Chancellor, fine bust, supposed to be of Lepidus; a to a Committee of the House of Lords, Phrygian slave, a cargaides; a beautiful

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head of Flera; the lower part of a higure of 1730 1,007,298 14 7

a priestess, the drapery in the highest style; 1740

1,295,251 16 3 other fragments, an immeuse dolium, many 1750

1,665,160 18 4 capitals of columns, &c. were found at the 1. 1760 3,093,7400 S

same time. What renders this discovery truly 1770

5,158,901 3 reinarkable is, that the capitals of columns 1780 7,120,537 12 2

were ranged in an orderly manner, one row 1790 10,948,270 7 0

on another; the columns were laid along; the 1800

17,565,912 2 8 head of the statue of Tiberius was placed be1810 25,162,430 13 2

tween his feet. Hence there is every reason to Wrouglat iron has been proposed as an ad. conclude that this edifice was destroyed in an vantageous substitute for the materials now orderly manner; and so that tlie separated in use for many purposts in shipping. A parts might be concealed from the barbarians; mast of this metal, the cylinder being half perhaps with a view to subsequent reunion. an inch thick, and the same height mod

The labours executing in the ancient Fo. dianeter as a wood mast, will not be so beavy, rum at Romae have contributed to our better and will be considerably stronger, much more knowledge of the topograghy of ancient durable, less liable 10 be injured by shot, and Rome. The pavenient of the Vie Secra iş can be easily repaired, even at sea. It will uncovered; and measures bave been taken weigh only iwelve tons, and, at 45l per ton, of its breadth : its direction also has been will not cost more than 5401. while its ascertained: but unluckily it is nearly thirty strength will be nearly fifty per cent. above palms (12 feet) below the surface of the that of a wooden nast that weighs twenty. carth; which renders the complete discovery three tons, and costs nearly 12001. This of it bopeloss. mast is made to strike nearly as low as the

In the Coliseum the whole of the steps deck, to ease the ship in a heavy sea. Slips are uncovered; and below lok steps an furnished with wooden nasts are, in such enormous pavement having several openings circumstances, obliged to cut them away. for the discharge of water. It appears that Ships furnisbed with iron masts will not, like a subterranean aqueduct conveyed the water oshers, be exposed to the risk of receiving to the Tiber. The ancient arena, mille the damage from lighting, the iron mast be walls around it, is partly cleared ; and it is ing itself an excellent conductor: by using Joped that a few months will show us the an iron bolt from the bottom of the wast whole of the Coliseum.

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WISSIONS OF THE UNITED BRETHREN.

tious of this valuable body of Christians,

Ever since the year 1732, the Church of A CONCISE account of the Missions of the the Brethren have endeavoured to extend the United Brethreu, among heathen nations, benefits of Christianity to heathen nations, has long been desired; and such an accouni From small beginnings, their Missions have having recently been presented to the pub- increased to thirty settlements, in which lic, we are happy to have an opportunity about 150 Missionaries are employed, who of making our readers better acquainted have under their cure about 24,000 converts with the nature and extent of the exer- from among various heathen tribes.

Their motives in sending missionaries Indians, in and near Surinam. Begun in was, and continues to be, an ardent desire 1754, in Jamaica, two settlements; in 1756, to promote the salvation of their fellow inen, in Antigua, three ; in 1764, among the by making known to them the Gospel of Esquimaus Indians, on the coast of LabraJesus Christ. They were grieved to hear dor, three; in' 1765, one in Barbadoes, of 80 many millions sitting in dark and one among the Calmncs at Sarepta, ness ; and, trusting in the promises of God, near the Caspian Sca; and in 1775, one in They went forth with a confident hope, that the island of St. Kitt's. In 1736, a settle their labour would not be in vain. Not ment was formed among the Hottentots, disheartened by the smallness of their near the Cape of Good Hope, which it be. means, they went forth in the strength of came necessary to abandon, but the attempt their God, and He has wrought wonders in was renewed in 1792, and two settlements their behalf. The same spirit still prevails have been formed there. In all, 29. in their congregations; and there has been The Bretiren had formerly three flourish found a continual and increasing succession ing settlements on the Muskingum, in North of persons, who have been ready to enter America. In the American war, the settle. on the dangers and hardships of the mis. ments were destroyed, and the inhabitants sionary service. No mission, however, has partly murdered. bren undertaken but by particular invita- In 1736, Gcorge Schmidt, a man of tion, and with a prospect of being protected remarkable zeal and conrage, had succeeded in a permanent establishment.

in forming a sınall congregation from among Members of the Brethren's church, dis. the Hottentots. He left them to the care of posed to serve in Missions, mention their a pious man, and returned to Europe to views to a committee of the synod ape procure assistance. The Dutch East India pointed to superintend missions ; and if 110 Company would not, however, permit him objection appears, they are considered as to resume liis labours, lest the conversion candidates. As to qualifications, much erv. of the Hottentots should injure the colony. dition is not required. “ To be well versed At length, in 1792, after repeated appliin the sacred Scriptures, and to have an es. cations, leave was given to the Brethren to perimental knowledge of the truths they send out fresh missionaries. The different contain, is indeer judged indispensibly governments, whether British or Dutch, have necessary. But it has been found by expe since been extremely favonrable to them ; rience, that a good understanding joined 10 and they now proceed successfully on the a friendly disposition, and, above all, a heart very spot, Bavian's Kloof, wirere George filled with the love of God, are the best and Sehmidt had laboured. This place, in 1792, most essential qualifications of a mission. was barren and uninhabited. At present ary. Nor are, in general, the habits of a there are five married, and two single mise student so well calculated to form his body sionaries residing there, with about 1000 for a laborious life as those of a mechanic. Hottentots. A second mission has been be Yet men of learning are not excluded, and gun, by desire of Earl Caledon, of whom the their gitts have been made useful iu various missionaries speak in the rery highest ways. When vacancies occur, or new mis- terms. sions are to be begun, the list of candidates Attempts have been made to establish is examined, and those who appear suit- Missionaries near Trauquebar, on the Coroable are called upon, and accept or decline mandel coast, in the Nicobar islands, and the call as they find themselves disposed." at Serampore and Poina in Bengal. But

The settlements of the United Brethren various circumstances, and particularly the among the heatben, on the 1st of January expense, which far exceeded the ability of last, were as follows, viz.

the Brethren, occasioned the relinquishBegun in 1732, in the Danish West India ment of all these attempts. islands, aniringst the negro slaves; in St. The mission at Sarepta has not been Thomas, iwo settlements; in St. Croix, three; very successful among the Culmuc Tartars in St. Jan, two. Begun in 1738, in Greenland. for whose benefit it was designed, alıbougla three. Begun in 1734, ansong the native the exertions of the missionaries have been Indians, in North America, twu settlements, great and persevering. They have, nowever, one in Upper Canada, and one on the Mns. been made very useful to the German con bingum; since which one has been formed, lonists on the Wolga, and they have also in 1801, among the Cherokees, and one turned their attention to the education of among the Creeks in 1807. Begun in 1738, heathen children. in South America, three settlements among The most flourishing missions at present ebe negro slaves, free negroes and native are, those in Greenland, Labrador, Antigua

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