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principles be worth anything to the world, we do wish to see them fully alive to their more extensive propagation.
The present number of the British Quarterly will fully justify the expectations of its friends. The two articles on “Sunday. schools,” and “ The Education Question," are not more seasonable than effective.
can read these memoirs without feeling that the removal of Mr. MKean was a great loss to the Tahitian Mission. Our author has most wisely avoided a lengthened me. moir; so that every page of it will be read with thrilling interest and delight.
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· Ward and Co. This "second series" of " Pulpit Studies" will be a valuable boon to many a useful village preacher, whose week-day hours are devoted to the toils of secular business. The outlines here supplied are sufficiently full to furnish materials for thought; and yet they are so far incomplete as to leave ample scope for the exercise of individual mind in the use of them. As there is a rich vein of evangelical truth running through the whole of these Sketches, we can very cordially recommend them to the acceptance of all who need such helps in their endeavours to evangelize the dark villages of our land. There is great simplicity displayed in almost all the outlines contained in the volume.
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The BRITISH QUARTERLY Review. No. X. May, 1847.
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THE LONDON ANNIVERSARIES. conded the resolution, which was supported
by Sir Culling E. Eardley. The Bishop We now commence, with much pleasure,
of Cashel, in moving the next resolution, our brief Reports of the Annual Meetings
spoke in laudatory terms of the government
scheme of education, as rendering the reading which are held in our great metropolis.
of the Scriptures indispensable in the schools. THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE The meeting was also addressed by the Rev. SOCIETY.
J. Stoughton, by the Bishop elect of Mel. The annual meeting of this institution
bourne, in a speech full of Christian zeal and took place, May 5th, at Exeter Hall, the
candour, and by other speakers very briefly, large room of which was filled in every part.
when the interesting proceedings terminated
shortly after three o'clock. The various Among those present were the Bishops of Winchester, Chester, and Cashel; Lords
topics of the report afforded high satisfac. Glenelg and Teignmouth ; Sir R. H. Inglis,
tion to the numerous assembly convened on
this occassion : but our limits prevent any Sir T. D. Acland, Sir C. E. Eardley; the Bishop elect of Australia ; the Hon. and
further allusion to its important contents. Rev. B. Noel; the Revs. Bickersteth, Cun. ningham, and Dr. Morison; Mr. W. A. Hankey, Mr. J. Thornton, &c. The chair
WESLEYAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. was filled by the Marquis of Cholmondeley, the venerable president being unable, through The annual meeting was held on Monday, infirmity, to attend.
May 3rd, at Exeter Hall, which was com. The following is the abstract of the report, pletely filled, and on the platform were as read by the secretary. The entire receipts many of the long tried friends of the Society. of the year amount to 117,4401. 9s. 3d., 1 After singing and prayer, on the motion being an increase on the previous year of of Dr. Bunting, Sir C. E. Eardley, Bart., 16,1341. 14s. 3d., and nearly 60001. more took the chair, and was most enthusiastithan any previous year. The receipts cally received. He stated, tbat, as confor Bibles and Testaments have amounted nected with the London Missionary Society, to 61,4361. ls. 5d., being an increase over he felt a warm attachment towards every the previous year of 5,4591. 10s. 8d. The institution aiming at the same object, and total sum applicable to the general purposes from circumstances, he also had a lively of the society is 56,0041. 78. 10d., including interest in the welfare of this society. He 30,8511. 11s. 11d. free contributions from loved thesociety, and those connected with it, auxiliary societies. The issues of the society because of the business manner of its ar. have amounted to 1,419,283 volumes; from rangements; and more than these, he adthe depository at home, 1,109,224, andmired the catholic spirit of its operations. from depôts abroad 310,059, being 22,368 The report was then read. The income copies less than in the preceding year, but and expenditure for the year ending Dec. 473,223 more than in any former year. | 31st, 1846, are as follows; income, 115,7621. The total issues of the society have been 3s. 20.; expenditure, 111,5341. 88. 8d.; 19,741,770 volumes. The expenditure during which, with the surplus of 1845, makes a the year has been 128,5251. 5s. 3d., being total balance in the hands of the treasurers, 26,7491. 78. more than the previous year, 1 of 4,9941. 98. 4d. and, with one exception, the largest expen The Rev. E Bickersteth moved the adopditure in any one year. The engagements tion of the report, and said that in attend. of the society exceed 48,0001.
ing as a clergyman, he could show his inThe Bishop of Winchester, in a very terest in their society; for he felt it a duty powerful address, moved that the report on all Christians to send to the heathen, be adopted and printed, and concluded by far and wide, their common salvation. In an eloquent eulogium on the memory of the thus joining with a body not immediately in late Mr. Gurney. Lord Glenelg ably se- his own communion, he had the advantage of testifying to the real union of the people | J. C. Miller, and excited the warm approval of God. The Rev. Dr. King, of Glasgow, of this crowded assembly. seconded the resolution, with more pleasure, as he believsd the honour was new, to himself and his denomination ; and he referred NAVAL AND MILITARY BIBLE SOCIETY. to the spirit of union which was drawing
The subscribers and friends of this society Christians of different communities and sentiments together. The Rev. G. Osborne
formed for the purpose of supplying sailors supported the resolution. The Rev. G.
and soldiers with copies of the Scriptures, Jordan, vicar of Enstone, moved the second
held their 67th anniversary, on Thursday,
April 29th, at the Hanover-square Rooms : resolution, expressive of the grateful thanks of the meeting, for the success which had
the Marquis of Cholmondeley in the chair. attended the society. Dr. Hannah, and Rev.
It appeared by the report that the society Peter Latrobe followed, by seconding and
had, during the past year, distributed among supporting the resolution. The Rev. P.
the seamen of twenty-nine of her Majesty's Bouche, French minister, in an interesting
ships at Plymouth, Portsmouth, Chatham,
and Sheerness, 1,540 bibles and testaments; manner, observed “that there were three great languages that rule the civilized
at the various barracks in England, 1,594 ; world, the German, English, and French.
to marines, 311; on the canals, rivers, &c., Consider this last, the pope -I mean the
3,684; to merchant-seamen, 7,631 ; and a
great number in the British colonies, making spstem. I have no feeling against the pope; I wish he may be saved, and be the last of
a total of 16,071 copies. Since the last the popes-that is all I wish about him.
general meeting, the income of the society (Applause.) The fact is, his day is over,
had been 2,5591.; and, deducting the and the three languages will praise the
expences, a balance remained of 1411. Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible. When this is done, I think the victory is won." The other resolutions were
SUNDAY-SCHOOL Union. sustained by the impressive speeches of the
The anniversary was held at Exeter Hall, Rev. E. Craig, Dr. Morison, T. Smith, T. in the evening of May 6th. This spacious Waugh, T. Hodson, Dr. Newton, D. M‘Afee,
hall was densely crowded. Charles Hindley, R. Young, G. Smith, and Jacob Stanley. Esq., M.P., occupied the chair.
The report detailed the operations of the
Union, in France, Holland, Germany, in our CHURCH MISSIONARY ANNIVERSARY.
colonies, and in other foreign countries, as
well as at home. Grants of libraries have The forty-seventh annual meeting of this
been made to the amount of 150, making a society was held on Tuesday, May 4th, at
total, since the commencement, of 1,703. Exeter Hall, where a crowded audience
The four London auxiliaries contain 588 assembled. The Earl of Chichester occupied
schools, in which are employed 11,165 the chair, surrounded by several prelates,
unpaid teachers, with 108,531 scholars. The clergymen, and influential gentlemen.
sale of books, &c., at the Depository last After a short address by the noble chair
year, amounted to 8,7721. The resolutions man, the report was read by the Revs. R.
were moved and sustained by the Revs. J. Davies and H. Venn. A considerable in
Waddington, Dr. Archer, T. Boaz, J. crease was announced in the receipts, the
Branch, Dr. Beaumont, and C. Stovel. T. total amount of which reached to 116,8271.,
Thompson, Esq., moved, and Dr. Hewlett showing an increase of 14,3691. over last
seconded an addition to the first resolution, year; but 10,4291. arose from legacies, one
proposing instructions to the Committee for large bequest of 7,3211. having been made
opposing any government measure which by the late John Scott, Esq. The present
would fetter the progress of the Sunday. state of the society's finances left it an
school system. The whole proceedings ample working capital. The report, on the
were deeply interesting ; and after the usual whole, was cheering and satisfactory. The
vote of thanks, this great assembly separated. one great difficulty experienced by the Society had been to obtain fresh men for the missionary service,-a difficulty scarcely
RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY. felt elsewhere, and not at all to the credit of the reported talent and zeal of the younger The forty-eighth anniversary of this insticlergy of the establish church. The resolu- | tution was held at Exeter Hall, on Friday, tions were moved, seconded, or supported May 7th. About 3,000 were present. The by the Bishop of Winchester, the Rev. E. chair was taken by John Gurney Hoare, Bickersteth, Rev. Dr. Jeune, Right Rev.
Esq. Dr. Perry, Sir R. H. Inglis, M.P., Rev. J. | The chairman alluded, in an impressive S. M. Anderson, -- Tucker, G. Smith, and I speech, to the various topics of the report, and affirmed that this institution is one of day, May 6th. The great hall and galleries the great means of assisting others, for it is were completely filled before the proceedings prepared to send forth its publications commenced. In the absence of Mr. Plump. through every channel which individuals or tre, M.P,, who was unable to attend, Sir societies will open to it, for circulating the E. N. Buxton, Bart., was called to the truths of the gospel among those who most chair. A psalm having been sung and need it. And another claim that this insti. prayer offered by the Rev. J. Robinson, the tution presents, arises from the fact, that chairman briefly noticed the state of the with its small amount of free contributions, society. It was doing a great work in the ---about 6,0001, last year,-owing to its city, in which was, perhaps, the greatest excellent management, it issues publications mass and torrent of evil that ever was colto the value of ten times that sum. The lected in any one place. free issues of tracts by the society last year The Rev. J. Garwood, the other secretary, amounted to upwards of 8,0002. (Cheers.) | then read the report. During the year,
Mr. Jones, the corresponding secretary, thirty-four additional districts had been then read an abstract of the report. It pre occupied ; and it had been found mcessary sented a brief view of the society's opera. | to increase the number of examiners. Both tions during the past year, in the distribu the present secretaries had agreed to relintion of books and tracts in almost every con quish their pastoral engagements for the tinent and kingdom in the world. The sake of the mission. All new missionaries grants made to city and town missions, were to receive a course of instruction to Christian Instruction and kindred societies, qualify them for their important labours. Home Missionary agents, &c., amounted to Encouraged by the receipt of 721., the com2,635,856, of the value of 25601. The libra mittee had appointed a missionary to the ries granted, in reduced terms, amounted to police, whose visits had been thankfully 558. The issues from the London Deposi. received, and much good had been the tory alone bave been 18,224,836, being an result. Very nearly half a million of the increase of 653,423. The total circulation, population of London was now under the at home and abroad, amounted to 440 visitation of the missionaries. They had millions, in about 100 languages. The total paid, during the past year, 674,151 visits, benevolent income of the year was 6,0801. | 73,532 to the sick and dying; religious 3s. 9d. The gratuitous issues, 79361. 3s. 9d. tracts distributed, 827,183; number of meet. The cash for sales, 48,4951. 10s. 70.; the ings held for prayer and exposition, 14,448 ; total receipts with legacies, 59,4161. 3s. 9d. ; number of adults induced to attend public being an increase of 3,3051. 108. ld. beyond worship, 2,312; number of children sent to the preceding year. Adverting especially to school, 6,387; hundreds of instances of increasing the circulation of its publications reformation bad occurred; in 388 instances by colporteurs, the report encouraged the persons had become communicants ; 2,997 supporters of the society to renewed energy adults under visitation had died; 191 perin the work of the Lord.
sons had been restored to church fellowship ; The Revs. E. Bickersteth, P. Bouche, of and in South Hackney, 27 had been admitted Paris, in moving and seconding the first as communicants, and 63 other cases of resolution, deeply interested the meeting by hopeful conversion through the labours of their truly affecting statements. Dr. Con one of the missionaries. The receipts of the quest submitted to the meeting the appoint. year, amounted to 13,9291. 14s. 8 d., being ment of their respected chairman to be the an increase of 2,2131. 178. 74d. over the treasurer of the society instead of his late previous year; but the excess of the expenfather, and to which he briefly but piously diture had now reached 9511. The expenses responded. Sir E. N. Buxton, Bart., the of the society were 1,3001. per month ; Revs. T. Bown, from India (in a most im. 1 and what the society now wanted was more pressive speech), J. Aldis, T. Aveling, C. J. | contributions to the general fuod,—with an Glynn, S. Gloster (a gentleman of colour, urgent appeal for which the truly interesting and minister of a black congregation in report concluded. Philadelphia), next addressed the meeting, The Rev. J. Ralph, rector of Horseleythe latter in a very telling speech. The mo. down, the Earl of Waldegrave, the Hon. tion of thanks to the chairman, was made by and Rev. B. Noel, Dr. Leifchild, Earl J. Balance and F. Green, Esqrs., to which Ducie, Revs. R. W. Dibden, T. Vasey, R. he briefly responded, and the meeting-80 Monro, and S. Gloster, severally addressed full of interest to all this great assembly-1 the assembly in impressive or appropriate was then closed by singing the doxology. speeches. The honourable chairman briefly
returned thanks, after which the doxology
was sung, and this very large assembly LONDON CITY MISSION.
separated. The twelfth annual meeeting of this society was held at Exeter Hall, on Thurs.
IRISH EVANGELICAL SOCIETY.
After prayer by the Rev. James Sewell, The annual meeting was held at Finsbury
missionary, the chairman said he had great chapel, on Tuesday evening, May 11th.
pleasure in inviting the considerate attention The attendance was very large. The chair
of the audience to the objects contemplated was occupied by Mr. Alderman Challis.
by the society. He thought that this was The proceedings commenced by singing,
not so much an object of benevolence, as and the Rev. Mr. Jeula implored the Divine
an act of justice to the children of missionblessing.
aries. There was no pauperism in the case The chairman, in allusion to the peculiar
-nothing that lowered the character of the and afflictive state of Ireland, and to the
giver or receiver. public sympathy that had been awakened
The Rev. J. Angus read the report, which on its behalf, said, “ If it were a wise policy,
stated that there were now forty-eight pupils if it were simply our duty as Englishmen to
in the institution, who were in good health, afford relief under her present sufferings,
and that the teachers were devoted to their much stronger is the obligation resting upon
work, and that the Rev. J.J. Freeman and Christian churches to send to them the
J. Mackray gave them their warm support. gospel of Jesus Christ. We have, there. |
The treasurer's account showed a balance fore, now simply to go forward in the
of nearly 1001. against the institution. strength of the Lord, and by no means to
Arrangements had been made for providing relax our efforts."
further domestic accommodation, especially The Rev. T. Jumes then read an abstract
in case of sickness, which would entail an of a highly interesting report. It referred
expense of 1001. to 1501., for which small to the calamities of Ireland, and to the
sum the committee looked with earnest means that the society had adopted for the
hope to the Christian public. The Rev. relief of the people. The sum of 9,4001.
J. Angus and Dr. Morison very ably moved had been received for that purpose, and a
and seconded the adoption of the report. vast quantity of clothes. The stations now
The Revs. T. Boaz, W. Buyers, C. Rattray, occupied by the society were in a flourishing
and E. Carey, powerfully advocated the condition. Means had been taken to effect
claims of the institution, from personal
interest, or their extensive knowledge of a union of the Irish Evangelical Society with the Congregational Union of Ireland.
missionary families abroad. The Rev. J.J. The sum of 5701. had been remitted from
Freeman moved a vote of thanks to the the former to the latter. The funds had
chairman, which Mr. Greig seconded, and sustained but a small diminution, and never
which was carried with cheers. This he was there a period more favourable than
briefly acknowledged, and the meeting sepathe present for putting forth vigorous efforts
rated, after singing the doxology. for Ireland's salvation, if the committee had the means of sustaining them. The total receipts for ordinary purposes during the
IRISH SOCIETY OF LONDON. year, amounted to 2,6791, 198, 3d., the expenditure to 3,2771. 48. 3d.; leaving a
On Thursday, May 6th, the twenty-fifth balance against the society of 5971, 58. 2d.
anniversary of this society, for promoting
the education and religious instruction of The Rev. J. A. James, in his usual im. pressive style, moved the adoption of the
the native Irish, through the medium of report, powerfully pleading for more funds;
their own language, was held at the Hano. and he was ably followed by the Rev. T.
ver-square rooms; the Earl of Galway in Trestrail, secretary to the Baptist Irish So
the chair. ciety. The Rev. M. A. Garvey and W.
The number of schools is upwards of 700, Fordyce, who had been the deputation to
and the pupils are increasing. A great numrelieve the poor sufferers in Ireland, gave
ber of Bibles, Testaments, Prayer-books, the most appalling statements of their desti.
&c. has been distributed. The funds extution. The Rev. J. Burnet very ably moved
ceeded those of last year, the receipts the next resolution, who was followed briefly
being 9,6811. 68. 9d., and the expenditure by Dr. Bewglass. At the close, the dox.
8,4201. 08. 2d.; leaving a balance of ology was sung, when Mr. James pronounced
1,2611. 68. 7d. the benediction, and the meeting broke up.
INSTITUTION FOR THE EDUCATION OF THE
DAUGHTERS OF MISSIONARIES. The eighth annual meeting of this insti. tution was held at Crosby Hall, on Monday, May 10th; Mr. Alderman Challis in the chair,
BRITISH AND FOREIGN SCHOOL SOCIETY.
The annual meeting of this society was held at Exeter Hall, on Monday, May 10th.
Mr. Samuel Gurney was called to the chair, and who, after alluding to the un. avoidable absence of Lord J. Russell, stated that the report would show that the opera.