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the full benefit of this latter mode of forward I pray do not attempt to pre. sacrifice. The brahmuns were prevailed vent Hindoo women from burning, on to give their consent. It is with otherwise our curse will be upon you.' pain, however, that we are obliged to We are informed, that this young woadd, that the hopes entertained from the man then Aung herself into the flames, experiment, in respect to a change of apparently with the same unconcern as determination on the part of the vic she had been accustomed to plunge into tims, were altogether disappointed. The the Hoogley river, in order to perform flames had no sooner began to rise, than her morning ablutions and devotions. the elder female deliberately walked We have heard of several respectable into the midst of them, and quickly af. and intelligent natives openly lestifying terwards the younger followed her ex. their abhorrence of the cruel ritual of ample, but previously with great anima the. Sutee—and it is probable that a tion addressed herself to the by-standers similar sentiment prevails in the minds in words to this effect- You have just of many others, though prudence may seen my husband's first wife perform the induce them to conceal it.”- From the duty incumbent on her, and you will | Oriental Star, published in Calcutta. now see me follow her example. Hence

Domestic Religious Intelligence.

RESOLUTIONS OF CONDOLENCE | his Royal Daughter, and his Serene HighOF

ness Prince Leopold of Saxe Coburg,

and having had the honour of personalloy Protestant Dissenting Ministers. addressing the illustrious and happy Pair

on the same event, we cannot but feel

most powerfully the sad reverse of cirAN EXTAORDINARY GENERAL MEET

cumstances, occasioned by the lamented ING of the three denominations of Pro

death of the Princess Charlotte and her testant Dissenters was held on Decem

son. ber 9, 1817, to consider the best model « That though we deem it most expeof expressing their sentiments of condo- | dient and respectful to abstain from lence on the occasion of the lamented

such communications of our coadolence death of the Princess Charlotte Augusta on the mournful occasion, as might reof Wales. At this Meeting, which was vive the painful sensations which must numerously attended, the Rev. Dr. John have agitated the minds of her Royal Rippon was called to the chair. The

Parents and his Serene Highness Prince

Parents expressions of affectionate and deep re- Leopold; we do, nevertheless, consider gret to the memory of the Princess were it our duty, as a body, to testify our deep strong and universal : these were height sense of ihe great loss which the nation ened by the recollections of the gracious bas sustained by that afflictive event. and condescending manner in which her | " That, from the talents and acquireRoyal Highness had received the depu

ments of her Royal Highness, from ber tation after her narriage; and froin its

| attachment to those principles of true having been understood, that both at the

freedom, civil and religious, which have time, and afterwards, the Princess had

been the bases of our country's felicity signified, how much she was gratified at the | and glory, from the countenance which token of respect paid her by the Dussenting her public conduct and domestic virtues Ministers.

afforded to the interests of good morals The following are the Resolutions

and the exercises of devotion and which were unanimously adopied by the diety, and from

piety, and from her courteous and conMeeting, and ordered to be printed in descending manners, we were led to the public papers:

anticipate, in common with the country " That having so recently been admit | at large, extensive blessings to the comted into the presence of his Royal High | munity under her rule, if she had lived Dess the Prince Regent, to offer our con- to fill the throne of this United King. gratulations on the auspicious nuptials of


" That the Almighty having been "III. That such pore and undefiled' pleased, in the course of his Providence, religion by the Holy Scriptures alone is to disappoint our sanguine hopes, hy re. | taught: and that they therefore should moving her, we trust, to a better world, be accessible in every language, to we bow in humble submission beneath every individual, of every nation on the his chastening rod, and hope, and pray, globe; and that all attempts to limit that the Universal Sovereign will cause such diffusion, oppose the beneficent good to arise out of this national afflic. purposes of God, and the best and only tion, and that he may still continue to perfect happiness of man. be • a wall of fire round about, and the “ IV. That equally intrusive and unglory in the midst of our land.

worthy are all efforts authoritatively to (Signed,)

impose any expositions of those Holy John Rippon, Chairman.”

Scriptures, which every man for himself is entitled to investigate, and to ex. pound; and which every man should

read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest.' CELEBRATION

« V. That the experience of Europe, OF THE

from the third to the sixteenth century, REFORMATION FROM POPERY.

has demonstrated that these great prin.

ciples are as important in their practical We intimated in our last Number,

operation, as, in theory, they are corthat a Public Meeting had been an.

rect: and that to their violation are nounced, to commemorate the glorious

mainly attributable those multitudinous event which took place in Saxony in

ills, which, for that long period, afflicted 1517, when Martin Luther first opposed

humanity, deformed the Christian faith, the corruptions of Popery. This meet.

and oppressed the world. ing was accordingly held on Wednesday,

• VI. That this meeting could not the 30th of December, 1817, (the day

enumerate all those evils which flowed on which our British Reformer, Wick

from that abundant source-but that the liff, “ finished his course with joy;"

scriptures were forbidden :-That their more than 30 years before Luther.) His

sacred truths were displaced hy corrupt Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex pre.

traditions--and simple, true, and spiri. sided * on this truly animating occasion,

tual worship, by superstitious forms :and delivered the most enlightened sen.

That crusades were substituted for the timents on the subject of civil and re

peace-announcing gospel, ignorance for ligious liberty. Many ministers and

knowledge, and persecution for good. gentlemen, of different denominations,

will to men :-That priests, operating by instructed the meeting by their speeches;

their dogmas on the fears and on the

hopes of the deluded and untaught, ex. and a company of more than 1000 per. sons gave the liveliest demonstrations of

clusively amassed both wealth and the gratification they felt in the recol

power :- That absolutions and indul. lection of the many blessings which, as

gencies, purchaseable from them, enProtestants, they had derived from the

couraged crimes :-That admission even Reformation from Popery.

into heaven was made dependant on The following are the Resolations

their dear-bought masses, and their

prayers :That the people groaned in passed unanimously:

wretchedness, and that monarchs trem« 1. That the right of every man to bled on their thrones :-and that a do. worship God according to his conscience, mination, interested, arbitrary, and in. is a natural, unalienable right-anterior jurious, extended over the fortunes, the to all social institutions; which no hu intellect, and consciences of men, man authority should ever presume to « VII. That, afflicted at the retrospect violate or restrict.

of evils so much to be deplored, this « II. That religion is not intended to meeting delight to trace even those aggrandize a peculiar class, nor to be- gleams of moral light, which in the four, come an engine of State ; but to inform teenth century partially dissipated a , the judgment to purify the heart-to | gloom so oppressive and profound; and mitigate, by heavenly consolation, the that the memories of Wickliff, of Jerome, calamities of life and to inspire hopes and Huss, and of the Waldenses, are of immortality, blissful and sublime. enshrined within their hearts.

« VIIJ. But that it is the peculiar · • The Royal President was prevented and important object of this meeting to by the heavy fog from being in time; celebrate, at this tri-centenial period, the Chair was therefore first taken by that glorious Reformation which, in the Rer. Charles Simeon, of Cambridge. 1517, commenced in Saxony: which

exchanged' knowledge for ignorance, by their augmented anion, and well freedom for oppression, and a purer regulated zeal. Christianity for corruptions, antichris- “ XIII. That this meeting, convinced tian and absurd,

that the principles of the Reformation “ IX. That the Reformation having promote individual happiness and social promoted the recognition of the great peace, nurture inquiry, and bless manprinciples which this meeting maintain, kind, exhort those great nation's, who in has (aided by the art of printing,) eman. Europe and America profess a congenial cipated many nations from such super-faith, to cherish those principles with an stitions and tyranny; has bestowed on unabated ardour, appropriate to their the people constitutional freedom, and worth ; to transmit then with hallowed restored to magistrates lawful authority; reverence to their posterity, and to prohas hurst asunder the fetters which en tect those who also cherish them in chained the human mind; has amelio. other countries from all persecuting rated the destiny even of those countries Powers : and that such attention they which have not yet yielded to its in- now especially invite, when monastic fluence; and has contributed to that institutions are restored, when dangerous improvement in social happiness at societies are revived, when the circulawhich this meeting can rejoice : although tion of the Holy Scriptures, without society may not yet have attained that note or comment, is forbidden, and when state which Piety must desire, and PhiInquisitions are continued, or re-estab. lanthropy approve.

lished, to perpetuate the empire of delu, « X. That, without conferring any sion, by imprisonment, by torture, and excessive praise on Luther, Melancthon, by death. Zuioglius, Calvin, and the band of bre- “ XIV. That, amidst their own secu. thren who originated and promoted this rity and satisfaction, this meeting feel beneficent event, and without applaud the deepest interest for those smaller ing all their conduct, or all the doc- and less protected communities, who, trines which they taught, this meeting amidst the villages of Piedmont, in the must regard them as great among the kingdom of France, or throughout the greatest of mankind; must recollect earth, exist in nations generally hostile with astonishnient and admiration their to their faith ; and that to them this meet. talents, their industry, their zeal; and ing would address assurances of the kind. must recommend to their children, and liest sympathy, and of fraternal love. their children's children, an imitation of “XV. That whilst this meeting thus their dauntless conrage, their steady celebrate that Reformation whose inperseverance, and that unintimidable obe Auence they desire should be co-exten. dience to the dictates of their con. sive with the globe, they seek for that sciences, which they nobly displayed. extension unly by the energy of argu.

« XI. That whilst this meeting render | ment, and through the force of truth'; cordial homage to the memory of illus: and towards those Catholics whose trious men, who were the ornaments of errors they regret, and whose principles other countries, they never can forget they disapprove, they disclaim all senti, those men of great and kindred minds, ments which Christian charity could who, in their native land, amidst dark censure, or religious freedom would ness, obloquy, proscription and death, condcmn. proclaimed the same great truths, and “ XVI. That this mecting cannot but by whom equal triumphs were obtained; cordially express pre-eminent delight, and that to the wondrous and intrepid that his Royal Highness the Duke of Knox, in Scotland; to Tyndale, Latimer, Sussex lias condescended to preside upon and the holy martyrs and confessors of this great occasion; nor can ihey but an. the English Churchi, they would thus nounce their unaffected joy, that be has Téar a monument on which they would thus demonstrated that his Royal House record their veneration and esteem. remain firmly attached to the great prin.

« XII. That this meeting are exhili- ciples established by the Reformation, fated by intelligence, that during this and to that Protestant faith which their tri-eentenial year, similar sentiments, ancestors therefore long and strenuously have been expressed by the Protestants maintained ; and upon which they were who'cultivate those German plains where called to the throne of these realms. the Reformation so happily began; and « XVII. That these Resolutions be learn with joy, that approximating to printed, and be advertised in the prinward's each oiher with liberal and en-cipal Papers and Publications in Great lightened minds, they are adding dignity Britain, Ireland, America, and on the to the common cause of the Reformed, Continent of Europe, at the discretion of and are preparing its further successes the Committee.".

The thạnks of the meeting were also of every one, viz. • That every child in returned to the Rev. F. A. Cox, of Hack his dominions might be able to read the ney ; with whom, and some of his Holy Scriptures. Above all, that we friends, the proposal for the commemo. owe it to Him froin whom all blessings ration originated.

flow' to go forward."

The speech of the Rev. Dr. Newman LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY, having been printed very imperfectly in the public papers, we are desired to On Thursday evening, January 22, insert the following.

1818, three young men were set apart In proposing the 7th Resolution, as missionaries at the Rev. Mr. Lewis's

- The Rev. Dr. Newman congratulated chapel, Islington, The Rev. Mr. Bur. the meeting on having in the chair ander, in giving the charge to the young illustrious member of the illustrious men, mentioned that the directors of Honse of Brunswick, which he ascribed the Missionary Society had, on the preto the Reformation. He congratulated,

ceding Monday, received a letter from also, his Royal Highness, on his being

Otaheite, containing the most pleasing surrounded by a most respectable num

intelligence; it had been eighteen ber of our fair countrywomen : this, also,

months coming. He said, all we had he ascribed to the Reformation. Voltaire heard before was true, and a great deal had said with a sneer, that Enrope owed

mure. He said, that idol worship had half its Christianity to women! The entirely ceased at Otaheite and Eimeo, principles of the Reformation were and that it was falling in several other stated to be, the supremacy of Christ

islands; and more than this, the King the spirituality of his kingdom-the suf. 1 of Otaheile had sent all his family gods ficiency of the merits of Christ-the suf. | (which have been in his family for ficiency of the scriptures the right of | ages and generations) to the missionprivate judgment-and the right of pub.aries, desiring them to do what they ·lic profession and worship-He said he | pleased with them, either to burn or to should make but one observation--that send them to the Missionary Society, we must either stand still, or go back, to shew the English what foolish gods or go forward. Can we stand still, and they used to worship. Mr. Purder said see with indifference all the southern they were at present nailed up in a states of Europe still unreformed? Will box, but that he hoped soon to have The Pope stand still? Will the Jesuits ? | them in the Old Jewry. Will the Inquisition? If Wickliffe and Luther were now with us, would they stand still?

LOAN FUND. " Or, shall we go back ? He reminded We have received several letters, the meeting of the rebellion in Devona from respectable correspondents, upon sbire in the days of Edward VI, when the subject of the proposal for a “ Loan an armed multitude went out with their Fund," published in our Magazine for priests, who carried a crucifix in a cart August last. The utility and necessity under a canopy, and having increased of some such plan appears to be gene. to the number of ten thousand, pro rally admitted, in order to prevent the ceeded to dictate terms to the govern- religious mendicity which at present ment in fifteen articles; of which the prevails; but, we very much fear, that 10th was, “ We will have the Bible, and the benevolent exertions which are reall bonks of scripture in English, to be quired to raise a fund sufficient to re. called in again ; for we be informed, that | move this evil, will not be found. If, otherwise the clergy shall not of long time nowerer, persons who worship in con confound the heretics." He exhorted fortable meeting-houses, were to conthe meeting to reflect before they de. sider how much our forefathers paid in termined on going back, on all that the fines during the reign of Charles II, for Reformation had done for religion and violating the regulations of the Conven. morals-science and literature trade ticle Act, (thanks to an indulgent Proand commerce-public peace and do-vidence, now mercifully repealed,) we mestic coinfort-and for civil and reli- have no doubt but a much larger sum gious freedom.

might be easily collected. Let but an « If we go forward, he observed, this appeal be made by all our ministers is what the reformers intended. This once a year, upon the ground now nien. we owe to the House of Brunswick, and tioned ; telling their hearers that “ other especially to our venerable King, whose men laboured, and that we are entered benevolent wish, worthy of an enlight into their labours," and are reaping the eged monosch, was now in the mouth harvest in peace, the precious seed for which was “ sown in tears ;” and we | mington, and formed into a separate are much deceived if the * Loan Fund" church. Messrs. Giles, Clay, and Dore, would not be so liberally and bountifully were engaged in the religious services supplied, as that persons might be ac. of this pleasing solemnity. The two conimodated without paying even 3 latter are engaged to supply them till per cent. interest : and in cases of great they shall be directed to a pastor. necessity, annual grants might be voted, not as loans, but as donations. We understand, that the committee

ASHLEY. of the “ Loan Fund” are patiently persevering, and that they have obtained

Turs. too, is a village in the vicinity of some respectable annual subscriptions

Lymington, five miles in an opposite di. towards the proposed object. They have

rection, in which the gospel began to be also received several pressing applica

preached three years since, and under tions from churches, and the offer of

a Divine influence, it has been the power responsible persons to give the required

of God to the salvation of many: about security for returning the money to be

25 persons have been baptized here. lent them, by 10 per cent. annually

October 27, these also were dismissed upon the capital, and 3 per cent. in.

from Lymington, and forned into a terest. The first five applications might

church, by Mr. Giles, at Ashley. Here be relieved with a sum not amounting

they assemble in a cottage, which has to 7001.; and could the committee com

been converted into a house for God. mence with these, they feel assured,

October 29, Mr. Rutter, a inember of the that the proposed plan would be found

church at Lymington, having received an both practicable and beneficial; the evil

unanimous invitation to the pastoral universally complained of would be im

office, was ordained over this infant inmediately checked, and ultimately beter

terest. Mr. Bulgin, of Poole, introduced

the service, by reading and prayer; entirely removed. Communications respecting the Loan |

after which he described the nature of a Fund might be made either to J. Mar. | gospel church, proposed the usual ques. shall, Esa. Holborn, Treasurer, or to Mr. tions, aud received Mr. Rutter's confes. J. Dawson, Hunter-street, Secretary.

sion of faith. Mr. Giles prayed the ordination-prayer, with laying on of

bands; and gave the charge, from Titus, ASSOCIATION.

i.7; Mr. Saffery, of Salisbury, preached

to the church, from Isaiah, xxx. 20, and WILTS AND SOMERSET.

concluded. The primitive circumstances The twenty-third meeting of the Wilts of this church worshipping“ in the and Somerset Association was held at house" wliere it was first collected, on a Bradford, Oct. 1, 1817. Mr. Phillips, wild heath, amidst a few scattered cot. of Penknap, preached in the morning, tages, and the simplicity and fervour of from Eph. iv. 20, 21; Mr. Winter, of the worshippers, rendered this a pecuBeckington, in the afternoon, from Colos. liarly interesting occasion. Mr. Giles, iii. 14 ; and Mr. Porter, of Bath, in the who baptized more than 100 persons Levening, from Isaiah, xxviii. 16. The within the 7 or 8 years of his residence brethren Ayres, of Keynsham -Hinton, at Lymington, has since removed to of Beckington --- James, of Devizes - | Chatham, where we hope he will be yet Coombs, of Bradford-Butcher of Trow- | more useful. bridge and Roberts of Shrewton, engaged in the devotional parts of the service. The next meeting to be held at

Poetry. Calne, ou Wednesday in the Easter On contemplating the Massacre of St. week, Mr. Porter of Bath to preach.

Bartholomew, in the Henriade of


Weep not, although we draw a scene for tears,
Christians, nor let your anger rise, nor fears s

But let your reason watch, thro' future times,

The dark proceedings of the church of crimes.

For many feign, (to hide their well-causedshame) The gospel was introduced here about

That Antichrist is harmless now, and tame : seven years since by Mr. Giles, and

Satan is harmless, then, and hell reformed : some brethren of I.ymington, from Because their priestly citadeł is stormed.

So lay the serpent frozen on the plain, whence it is five miles distant: it has

Harmless, until he felt the heat again : been attended with considerable success.

When soon be hiss'd, and, darting out his sting. A place of worship bas been erected, At his too blind protector made a spring. which will contain 200 persons, about So would that church command by sword and

flame, 30 of whom have been baptized. Octo

For Popery will ever be the same. ber 7, these were dismissed from Lyo!

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