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kindly presented extra-donations towards Captain Walker

A Member of the Methodist Society at the same object. And, thus encouraged,

South Shields the Committee admitted the candidates to

Rev. H. Evison

0 100 the Institution, and extended the list of the Rev. Andrew Reed students to the number of eleven. This Another Cup of Cold Water does not merely involve an additional expen- . A Friend

G. L., Bath diture in the Academy itself, but as the stu

A Shropshire Friend, by the Rev. T. W. dents are designed to occupy stations of mis- Jenkyn sionary labour, under the Society, as they

Mrs. Barmouth, by Capt. W. G. Bar

mouth severally finish their academical course, ar

A. Florence, Esq. Aberdeen. rangements are thereby adopted for the ex- Rev. W. G. Prattman and Congregation, tension of the Society's operations in the

Barnard Castle country, and the Committee become pledged

John Addington, Esq.

J.S. to a permanently extended expenditure. H. I., Birmingham They do not regret this, because, at the present momentous crisis, there are calls

£146 18 2 pressingly urged from many benighted and unsupplied districts in the country, request

Erratum in a former list. Instead of Mr. Wills, 21., ing that missionaries may be sent among

read A Lady by Mr. Willis, 21. them. The only anxiety the Committee

The Paris Committee has transmitted defeel arises from the inadequacy of their

tails respecting several private Christians of sunds; and on this ground they cannot but

both sexes, whose sufferings have been very urgently renew the appeal they have already

severe, exclusively of their persecutions and made. Ye friends to the cause !–Do you exile. Instructions have accordingly been love to see the Scriptures circulated among sent for the most prudent distribution among the millions of your fellow-subjects from

these, of a second sum not exceeding £112. whom superstition is endeavouring to with- It will, perhaps, not be practicable to give hold them ?-Remember the Society's mi- a further report till the Magazine for May; nisters circulate those Scriptures; and, what as these sufferers are all in or near Switzeris more, read, expound, and enforce them.

land. Do you wish to see Scriptural education pro

In the name of the Committee, moted in .Sabbath and week-day schools

London, Feb. 13, 1826. J. PYE SMITH. among the multitudes of the children of those your fellow-subjects, among whom superstition publicly sends forth its prohibitions of schools in which the Scriptures are the

AMERICA. school-book?- Remember the Society's ministers are the active instruments in form

RELIGIOUS DISSIPATION. ing, superintending, and perpetuating such schools among them. Or do you acknow

(New York Observer.) ledge the preaching of the cross as the grand On this subject the Rev. Dr. Miller, of instrument for enlightening the ignorant, the Princeton Theological Seminary, in his emancipating the enslaved, reclaiming the sermon on “the difficulties and temptations wanderer, and, finally, saving the soul ?

attending the preaching of the Gospel in Remember that the Society's ministers are large cities,” has the following very just reinstant in season, and out of season, preach- marks. ing that cross. In connexion with all this, “ There is a tendency'ia large towns, remember your own obligations to the glo

where public exercises of religion abound, rious gospel of the blessed God, and then

and where some churches, of one denomiask yourselves what you should do for a So- nation or other, are almost always open ; ciety that unites such numerous and impor- there is a tendency, among many professors tant claims ? And before you come to the of religion, otherwise exemplary, by far tog final decision, remember, The grace of much to neglect the duties of the closet and our Lord Jesus Christ, who, though he was of the family, and to be almost perpetually rich, yet for your sakęs became poor, that engaged in attending public services. I am ye through his poverty might be rich.'

a warm friend, not only to a punctual attendance on the stated services of the house

of God on the Sabbath, but also to an atFOREIGN tendance on prayer meetings, and other

si milar exercises, as Providence may afford

an opportunity in the course of the week. EXILED SWISS MINISTERS.

The person who has it in his power to attend Amount of Subscriptions before acknow.

such meetings, but has no taste for it, and ledged ..

£219 16 2 seldom or never appears at them, gives too Deduct the First Distribution., d;!....

much reason to fear that if he have real re100 16 2 bigion at all, it is at a very low ebb in bis




soul. Nay, I have no doubt that, where when he said, a city that is set on a hill the principle of piety is in a lively and grow- cannot be hid; for it is full in view from the ing state, such meetings will be regarded as Mount of the Beatitude, as well as from this a feast, and there will be a desire to enjoy place; and, indeed, seems to command all them as often as is consistent with the other the country round to a great extent. View. duties of a Christian life. But this desire ing at a glance the margin of this simple may be, and often has been indulged, to ex- lake, on the opposite, or eastern side, the cess; especially by parents and heads of eye rests on the inhospitable country of the families. Many hasten from church to Gasarenes, inhospitable to this day; for my church, and from one social meeting to an- guide, after a long silence, perceiving my other, until every hour on the Sabbath, and attention directed that way, begins a long every evening in the week, are employed in tale about the dangers of that part, the unpublic services. In fact, they seem to think tamed and savage character of the mounthat they serve God acceptably, just in pro- taineers, and tbe extreme hazard of attempts portion to the number of public exercises on to visit them ; few travellers, in fact, venwhich they can attend. This religious dis- ture there ; but seeing that his account is sipation-for it really appears to me to de- not very congenial to my feelings at this serve no better name, is productive of mul- moment, he has dropt his story. Close tiplied evils. It interferes almost entirely above my head, an Arab has come to spread with that calm self-examination and self- upon the ruins his tattered clothes, which converse, which are so essential to a life of he has just washed in the lake, that they growing piety. It abridges, or prevents, in may dry in the sun; and at a distance, just a most fatal degree, that faithful instruction perceivable, is another indolent peasant of children and servants, which is indispens- sauntering by the water's edge, and singing able to training up a family in the nurture at intervals a poor Arab song, which, though and admonition of the Lord. And it tends not “most musical,” has, nevertheless, the to surcharge the mind with a large amount charm of being “most melancholy.” Yet of spiritual provision, which is never pro- that which awakens the tenderest emoperly digested, or likely to be advantage- tions on viewing such a scene as this, is the ously applied. The consequence is that the remembrance of one, who formerly so often young and rising generation, in such fami- passed this way; and never passed without lies, are never prepared by adequate training leaving, by his words and actions, somě meat home, to hear the Gospel with profit. morial of his divine wisdom and love. Here, While those who are more advanced in life, or in this neighbourhood, most of His mighty taking little or no time for meditation and works were done; and in our daily religious reading in private, do not grow in scriptural services we have read, with the most intense knowledge, and remain but babes, while interest, those passages of the gospels which they ought to be strong men in Christ.” refer to these regions. However uncertain

other traditionary geographical notices may

be, here no doubt interrupts our enjoyment HOLY LAND.

in tracing the Redeemer's footsteps. This, and no other, is the Sea of Galilee-in its

dimensions, as I should judge, resembling Extract from Jowett's Christian Researches exactly the size of the Isle of Malta, about in Syria and the Holy Land. The ex

twenty miles in length, twelve in breadth, sellent author visited the Lake of Tibe

and sixty in circumference. Here Jesus rias, while indisposed by a fever, and

called the sons of Zebedee, from mending thus writes concerning it.

their nets, to become fishers of men. Here

he preached to the multitude crowding to The composure which came over my fe- the water's edge, himself putting off a little verish spirits at this hour, was inexpressibly from the shore in Simon Peter's boat. But refreshing. I laid myself down upon the there is not a single boat now upon the lake, ground; and resting my head upon a stone to remind us of its former use. Yonder, on near me, drew a little coolness from the the right, must have been the very spot, soil ; while the simple train of reflections, where, in the middle of their passage from which naturally sprung up from the scene

this side toward Bethsaida and Capernaum, around me, added much to my enjoyment. the disciples were affrighted at seeing Jesus At a great distance to the north, was the walk upon the water-- where He gently upmountainous horizon, on the summit of braided the sinking faith of Peter—where which stands Safet, glistening with its noble He said to the winds and waters, “ Peace! castle; it is not improbably supposed that be still!”—and the sweet serenity which our Saviour had this spot in his eye, and nów rests upon the surface is the very same directed the attention of his disciples to it, stillness which then succeeded.


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REV: JOHN TOWNSEND. legs. My medical friend assuras me of his This eminently holy and useful minister was

hope of reducing both; but in my weak called to his glorious reward on Tuesday

state I have little hope of his success : nor

would I be anxious about it. I would use evening, the 7th February, 1826, in the 60th year of his age, aster labouring in the

the language, and cherish the spirit exhibited great vineyard, with distinguished fidelity and

in the following lines of Cowpersuccess, between forty and fifty years. His

O Lord ! my best desires fulfil, health had been declining for months past,

And help me to resign and at last completely yielded to the in

Life, health, and comfort to thy will, fluence of an incurable dropsy. 'His last

And make thy pleasure mine." days were peace. He told a sincere Christian friend, that the gospel which he had heard

Wishing you all much of the presence and him preach for forty years, was the support blessing of Him whom you love and serve, and solace of his mind: and significantly

I remain your's, most sincerely, in the placing his elbow upon the Bible he was accustomed to use,

gospel, he said, with an air of

JOHN TOWNSEND. cheersul composure, “ This is literally and really the propon which I rest." Mr. Townsend was the chief founder of the deaf and dumb asylum, and of the congregational

AN ELEGY school; and was, more or less, instrumental in forming or furthering the other benevolent

On the Death of the Rev. John Townsend, and Christian institutions of the present age.

of Bermondsey. His funeral took place at Bunhill fields, on Thursday, the 16th of February, and was nu

1. merously and respectably attended by devout Urged by the solemn call, the muse again men, who carried him to the house appointed Attempts the funeral dirge, with grief for all living. There were no fewer than sincere : 28 mourning coaches. Several of his minis- And humbly following with the niourning terial brethren, as well as others, attended at train. their own expense, out of respect to the Attends the venerable Townsend's bier. unrivalled character of the deceased. Dr. Waugh delivered the address at the grave,

2. and the Rev. John Clayton, jun. prayed. He needs no flattering verse, nor borrowed The concourse of spectators was immense. praise; It was truly affecting to witness the tears of His genuine worth no fond display dethousands.

signed ; It will doubtless afford pleasure to our His works have praised him through his readers to peruse the last communication active days, sent by the deceased to the Trustees of the And left a pure and lasting fame behind. Magazine ; more especially when it is remembered that he was one of the first pro

3. jectors of the work, and took the chair at Behold yon striplings mingling with the the first Committee that met to consult mea

throng: sures for its establishment.

No voice they hear, nor vocal power's

command ;

With sounds uncouth, they murmuring press Extract of a Letter from the Rev. John along, Townsend to the Trustees of the Evange

And feel for him who their asylum lical Magazine, dated Jan. 24, 1826.

planned.* “My state of health has become such,

4. within these few days, as renders it very un- The propbets' sons their early plaint reveal, certain as to meeting you any more on the

His grave bedewing with their ipsant tears; concerns of the Evangelical Magazine; or, His love inspired and roused the public zeal indeed, on any other of the important works

To train their youth for useful future in which some of us have so long been fellow labourers : but I rejoice in the prospect

years.t of their being carried on by the affection and zeal of our younger brethren.

* Asylum for the deaf and dumb. Within these few days symptoms of dropsy 4 School for the sons of Dissenting have appeared, both on my chest and in my Ministers.


IS PEACE. He hath made with me an everAnd there the hoary ministers repair, lasting covenant.” His last words were-While grief and gratitude their souls en- “ Happy! happy! happy!” and without gage,

scarcely a sigh he fell asleep in Jesus. His For him who, with a brother's anxious care, funeral took place on Wednesday, the 8th of Proposed a refuge for their hallowed age.* February, at Bunhill Fields. The proces6.

sion consisted of 24 mourning coaches, and Elders and fathers in the sacred cause,

the interest felt in his benevolent and useful Whose missioned heralds round the globe

career was marked by the attendance and are spread,

tears of thousands. The Rev. G. Collison He shared your labours, censure, and ap

delivered the funeral oration, and the Rev. plause:

T. Jackson concluded in prayer. His FuYe loved him living, -ye lament him dead.

neral Sermon was preached by the Rev. Ed.

ward Parsons, of Leeds, on Lord's-day even 7.

ing, the 19th of February, to a crowded and The wealthy congregation, and the poor, deeply affected auditory. Will miss their preacher, counsellor, and This devoted man of God was for upwards friend;

of twenty years the zealous and faithful mivis. His words were faithful, and his doctrine

ter at the Tabernacle and Tottenham-court pure,

Chapel. He was, we helieve, a native of a His aim was usefulness, and peace blsend. small town in the West of England, and in 8.

early life was devoted to secular pursuits. In such a soul death's terrors have no place,

At the age of twenty it pleased God to call him Nor dreads the spirit nature's wreck to fly;

by bis grace, and having himself tasted that He felt and trusted to Almighty grace,

the Lord is gracious, he wished to be an inAnd proved how happy Christians live and strument of making others savingly acdie.

quainted with him, and accordingly soon 9.

afterwards commenced the labours of a village Ye most who lor'd him, fretful tears restrain, preacher. In the year 1798 he was invited Yet cherish long remembrance of bis

to take the charge of a small church at Mere, worth;

in Wiltshire, from which place he removed For he has quitted sorrow, toil, and pain,

to Fronie, in Somerset. Here he continued To rest in heaven from honoured work on

for about six years, during three of which he eurth.

was an annual visitant at the Tabernacle of

Bristol, and the other three at the London 10.

Tabernacle, when by the urgent recomWhat he has been, he was by grace divine : mendation of the Rev. M. Wilks, he was How glorious now, no mortal tongue can chosen by the managers' of the latter contell,

nexion, to become their resident minister, Soon shall each saint the grand assembly join; and his subsequent life and great usefulness Till then, OLD VALUED FAITHFUL FRIEND, have proved, that they were directed by the farewell.

Great Head of the Church in the choice they Feb. 11, 1826.

ALIQUIS. made.


THE REV. JOSEPH FORSTER, This indefatigable and much honoured ser- Pastor of the Baptist Church, Scarborough, . vant of God, was summoned to his eternal

Yorkshire. rest on Tuesday evening, the 30th of Janu- This amiable and interesting servant of ary, having just entered on his sixtieth year, Christ closed his short and useful career on For more than ten years he had been

the 28th ult., aged 24 years, at the house of greatly afficted with asthma, and latterly his brother, the Rev. Luke Forster, Blackbe suffered so much from it, as to be burn, Lancasbire. His eminent piety, supealmost unfitted for the discharge of his ardu

rior talents, and ardent zeal, had endeared ous duties. On the 8th of January he en- him to an extensive circle of friends, and gaged, with great difficulty, in the public will render his early removal a subject of service of the sanctuary ; and his afflicted deep and painful regret. He was sustained, people heard his voice no more. Amidst during a long and severe ' affliction, by the much debility and pain, his mind was calm

gospel be preached, and died in the hope it and resigned to the last. Often did he speak ħad inspired. with emphatic energy of the “ blood of sprinkling.” On the day of his departure, to the inexpressible joy of his friends, he Feb. 10. at his house, Stamford Hill, said, “ If I could, I would sing aloud—ALL Joseph Stonard, Esq. aged 80. He has been

treasurer of the Homerton College nearly • Provision for poor agecl Ministers,

forty years.


Suggested by the recent Death of the Rev. John HYATT, REV. JOÁN

TOWNSEND, and other eminent and useful Men.

" Your Fathers, where are they? And the Prophets, do they live for ever?"-Zuch. 1. $.

Ah! where are they ?--Ah! where are they ?

Where are our fathers dear?
All gone away!--All gone away!

They dwell no longer here !
The prophets, too!—The prophets, too!

Why do they cease to cry?
Will Heaven no more their years renew?

Must, too, the prophets die ?

Where be the lips we sweetly prest,

The ear thai caught our sigh;
The arm on which our cheeks might rest,

The love-expressing eye ?
Ah! where are they?-Ah! where are they?

Where be our fathers dear ?
All gone away !--All gone away!

They live no longer here !

And where the form with honour crowned,

Though wrapt in camel hair,
Who cried, with soul-appalling sound,

“ Beware! beware! beware!"
The prophets, too!--The propheta, too!

Shall they no longer cry?
Will not kind Heaven their years renew,

But must the prophets die ?

Gone !--Are they gone who brightly shone?

Oh! gloomy chilling night!
Now, left alone, we deeply moan,

Their much-neglected light.
Ah! where are they ?-Ah! where are they?

Where are our fathers dear?
The prophets, too!—The prophets, too!

They cry no longer here!

Ah! where are they ?--Ah, where are they?

Where are our fathers dear?
Though gone be they, from earth away,

They blest in heaven appear.
The prophets, too!—The prophets, too!

The palm of triumph bear;
Bright are their robes of snowy hue,

A radiant crown they wear!

Ah! be they dead ?-So we shall die,

On earth no more appear ;
Soon must we heave a parting sigh,

And be no longer here !
Then where they are, oh may we be !

Be with our fathers dear!
And, glorious in their glory, see

The prophets we revere.
February, 1826.


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