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dained on the ist of January next. The Spring Association was fixed to be

LODOV. held at Truro, on the Tuesday after Whitsunday.

Ošt. 2. The Rev G. Greig was set Oct. 23. The Rev. Mr. Alexander

apart to the pastoral care of the Scots

Church, in Crown Court, Russell was ordained pastor of the Ladepend

Street, Covent Garden. Mr. Brooksent church lately formed at Prescot,

bank began the service with prayer Lancashire. It may excite the grati

and reading the Scriptures ; Mr. Simptudo and the prayers of our reallers in

son asked the questions, and addressed behalf of this little Christian Society,

the minister in an appropriate and when we inform them, that we can dis

p thetic manner, on the Duties of the cover no traces of the period when the

Pastoral Onice; Mr. J. Campbell cogospel was preached in its purity in this

gaged in the ordination-prayer; Mr. town, till within a very few years past.

J. Townsend delivered a very suitMr. Roby, of Manchester, gave the in

able discourse, from 2 Cor. vi. 1.; troductory discourse, on the Nature of

and Mr. Collyer concluded with a Christian Church ; Mr. Sharp, of St. Helens, offered the ordination-prayer;

prayer. Mr. Charrier, of Lancaster, gave the The Rev. Vr. Thorp, pastor of the charge, froin : Tim. ii. 21.; Ir.

church in New Court, Carey Street, Ralph, of Liverpool, preached to the

Lonion, has accepted us a call to the people, from 1 Thess. V. 13. — The

church at Castle Green, Bristol, late Méthodists very liberally granted the

under the care of the Rev. Ir. Iley, use of their chapel for the service of now pastor of an Independent church the day.

at Philadelphia, in America. On Sunday, the roth of Nov. was A few Sabbaths ago, as Mr. Flower opened for public worship the new In- formerly of Canon Street, Lonbon, was dependent Meeting - honse at Wood

returning from worship at r. JCHbridge, in Suffolk. The former houie, ninzi's Meeting - placr', Lling: unl, to which stood on the same scite, was his lodgings in Wells's Row, he was built in the year of the glorious Re

seized, when crossing the field, with a volution : though by no means small, sudden disorder, fell down, and ex. was extremely inconvenient, and going pired immediately. -- This affecting so fast to decay as scarcely to be con providence admonishes us 10 alferd sidered perfectly safe. The present

esery divine ordinance with seriouserection is decently plain, and conve

ness, not knowing how suddin a tranniently spacious; and we are happy to

sitios we may be called to make froin add, that so acceptable are the ser

the house of God to his iinmediate *ices of the minister, the Rev. Mr.

presence! Price, that it is likely to be well attended. On the day of opening, two appropriate sermons were preached

EXECUTION. by Mr. Lowell, of Bristol (the for

When llarding and two other malea wier pastor) and by Mr. Newton, of

factors were executed, before Newgate, Witham, in Essex. So numerous,

on Wedneslay, Nov. 17, the Drop fell however, were the auditories, that

before the usual signal was given, and many persons could by no means gain

before Dr. Ford, the Ordinary, who admission

was, reading or speaking to the unhappy sufferera, had retired hack from

the part of the floor which fell; hy O&. 28th, a Sermon was preach wbich arcident he was precipitated w ed for the benefit of the Society for the bottom (about eight feci) and se. Missions to Africa and the East, at verely hurt. - We idention this only the Rev. Mr. Storry's Church (St. Pe- to notice the affecting instance of huter's) Colchester, by the Rev. Rasil man de pravity exhibited by the mazing Woodd, of Bentinck Chapel, London ; multitule on that occasion, wiio, inwhen a collection was roade, amount stead of discovering 3 Christian sym. ing to 6681. 138. 617. beside New An- pathy for the dying criminals, or a due Dual Subscribers to the amoumt of Ten concern for the clergyman, indecently Guineas. A great part of the colleo

burst into a loud lanrh. We are sorry tion was contributed by a family of to record such an instance of brutal bigh rank, residing at Colchester, folly in a Britisbiguititude,

ON THE VICTORY AND DEATH

or LORD VISCOUNT NELSON.

Once more triumphant on the tides, Britain's unconquerid Navy rides,

And fills her foes with shame! Thrice NELSON fought in England's

cause; And Europe heard, with wide applause,

The terror of his name? Shrinking from his victorious sword, France fled dismay'd ; -- twice Britain

heard His fame with growing pride : The third time floating o'er the wave, Arriv'd the tidings, that to save

His country, - Nelson dy'd! Their force destroy'd, their colours

torn, Our foes with heartfelt anguish mourn

On ev'ry hostile shore : But Britain bows her conquering head, And o'er her laurels tears are shed,

That Nelson is - no inore! And Time shall spare his honour'd

name : His deeds, his worth, his deathless

farne,

Fach future age shall seize ; And men and babes delight to tell How Britain reign'd, tho' NELson sell,

The Mistress of the Seas! While bending o'er the warrior's grave, A thousand sable honours wave,

SAVIOUR, I turn to thee! The Patriot for his country dy'd ; But life rush'd through thy bleeding

side

For enemies,- for me!
A grateful country's tears are shed
Upon the fallen warrior's head,

When low his glory lies;
And let your grief begin to flow
For him who bore your load of woe,

To raise you to the skies ! Peckham.

W. B. C.

When brought into the mouth of

straits,

With rocks on either hand, Before them, lo! the sea retreats,

And leaves the oped sand ! Where never foot before had trod

They safely pass aloog i They saw the wondrous pow'r of God,

And then his praises song! Yet when one bitter draught they taste

At Marah, they repine, Forgetting, in their sinful haste,

Their Leader was divine. The brackish waters soon made sweet,

Their raging thirst relieve ;
Ere long they cry aloud for meat,

Still backwar:/ to believe !
Not from the ground alone the Lord

Can man with bread supply:
He can to myriads food afford,

Descending from the sky ! The flinty rock, at his command,

A copious stream shall yield;
The man of God lifts up his hand,

And Israel wias the field.
Such was the way their faith to try,

Jehovah's pow's to show,
To raise his matchless glory high,

And lay their boasting lov!

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IT IS I, BE NOT AFRAID. Written during a violent storm of Thur

der and Lightning When storms arise and tempests hovl,

And clouds obscure the sky;
When lightnings flash and thundersroll,

Be not afraid, 'tis I!
If doubts about a future state

Extort th' serious cry, “What shall I do: my sins are great!"

Be not afraid 'tis 1.
While Satan aims a fiery dart,

Temptations make thee sigh; Believe in me: - I'll keep thy beart,

And sear not, it is I ! Should health, and wealth, and fricads

forsake, Yea, dissolution nigh, And Death's cold hand make Naturo

shake, Be not afraid, 'tis I. "Tis I who liv'd, 'tis I who dy'd,

That thou nay'st reign on high Bebold my hands, ny feet, my side,

And be convinc'd 'tis I. J. V.

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ON THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST,

BETWEEN THYRSIS AND MIRZA.

· MIRZA.
Oh, Thyrsis, I behold thy face o'erjoy'd!
Unnumher'd terrors my repose destroy'd.
Say, gentle boy, what cause yet unexplain'd,
Upon the frozen hills thy steps detain'd :
To what must I attribute thy delay?
Thou welcome messenger of comfort, say.
Long I withstood my fears ; but when dark night
Came on, and thou wert absent from my sight,
I thought thee helpless, in some devious way,
To savage bears or fiercer wolves a préy!
Since thou art safe, with speed, dear youth, declare,
Has some mischance befall’n our fleecy care?

THYRSIS.
Unhurt, within the fold, thy sportive lambs
Securely play, and drain their milky dams.
No thieves approach, their freedom to molest,
To steal the flocks, or break the shepherd's rest!
Such ills, oh, Mirza, cans'd not our delay!
E'en God himself commanded us to stay!

Soon as the night around diffus'd her shades,
Forth from the skies a flood of light invades !
To paint its lustre, words would strive in vain, -
Religious horror chill'd each prostrate swain!
Lo! from a golden cloud a cherub broke,
And, smiling, thus in mortal accents spoke : -
" Fear not, ye shepherds, hear a friendly voice,
All worlds in my glad tidings shall rejoice!
At length the day is come, so long foretold
By saints divine and prophecies of old,
When to the earth a healing Saviour's givin,
The Son of God and future Lord of Heav'n!
The great, the glorious Christ, at length is shown,
And born in regal David's ancient town!
That star shall guide ; forsake your bleating care,
Go hence to Bethlem! - seek your Shepherd there!
In a rude stable the young child behold,
Whose limbs as yet the winding swathes infold :
There, in a manger laid, your Saviour see!
Adore Him, shepherds! – for that Babe is he !"

Scarce had he said, when thro' the 'splendent air
Legions of angels round his form repair!
Myriads of seraphs ward their downy wings,
And warbled sweetly to ten thousand strings !
Sudden, their dulcet voices all conjoin'd,
Extatic rapture overwhelm'd the mind !
God uncreate the heav'nly chorus sung:
Th' Almighty's praises flow d from ev'ry tongue!
Hlis praise, who gave his only Son, to prove
His boundless mercy and amazing love!

Rising, they chaunted, - till the countless host,
High in the Heav'ns, amid the clouds was lost;
Yet could we hear their songs, and all around
The floating æther trembled with the sound !
To Bethlem's city straight we bent our way;
Beheld the God, and blest the glorious day!

MIRZA.
Thy tale, 0 Thyrsis, with more joy has fill'd
My glowing breast, than if my herds should yield
Threcfold increase, and crowd my ample field! J
For ever hallow'd be this sacred morn!
God dwells on earth! -- the Lamb of God is born!

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ASSOCIATIONS AT

Pages
ABENGAVESXY, Loss of the 139

Lincoln
Adam's Peak, in India

North Wilts
Address to Pious Young Men 169

Northern Evangelical
British Public

Stalbridge
---- Dissenters ou Prayer

Sussex

236, 331
--- Victory, P

St. Columb

42
Advice, Good

216

West Kent
-- to a New-Married Couple 256

140, 475
Wilts

283, 475,614
Affliction, P
Africans in London 279, 285, 470, 526
Agreement between the Doctrine

Baker, Mr. Death of

142
of Jesus and the Apostles

260
Baptist Mission

275, 527
Alsace, Letter from

Basil, Letters frem

230
America, Letters from 36, 186, 375,

Belshain's Discourse, Criticism on 105
426, 470, 474, 520
I Believer's Wisin, the, P

19
Population of

Benevolence, Remarkable 313,
Appiversary at Cheshunt

430

Bethelsdorp, Letters from
- -- lloxton

Bible (B. and F.) Society 89, 332, 525
-
Peppard

---- Society, German.
Answers to Queries. See Queries.

s, Distribution of

263
Awakening, Remarkable

---, the Soul's 'Treasure
Awful Facts

314, 380, 381

- in Ireland
Deaths

118,123, 124

-- Influence on a Papist 542
ANECDOTES OF

- Welch

307
Abuh Hanifah

Biblical Criticism 176,221, 213
American Merchant, an

Bills of Mortality
Antinomian, an

Blessings, National, considered, P 95
Backslider, the

60)

Boston, Rev. Mr. Will of
Catholic Missionary, a

Bristol Education Society

507
Christian Benevolence

--- Monthly Lecture
Crane, Mr.

Bryant, Jacob, Esq. Death of
Drunkard, a

dor Building Places of Worship
Dr. Franck

27
Lady, a newly-married

226
Calvinism

ros
Labouring Man

413 Caluminy, on
Minister, a

27, 76, 507, 557 Cape of Good Hope, Letters from 420
--- and a Lady 266, 313 Catholic Petition

236, 23
Mussulman, a

26 -

Schools
Roman Catholic, a

413 CHAPELS, &c. OPENED AT
Shepherd's Boy, a

557, 600 Alston Town
Students at Oxford

Arlington
Tower of Repentance

557 Barton, St. David's
Whitefield, Rev. G.

461 Beaufort
W. Dr

Bishopstone
Young Students

27 Blackney
Apology for the Christian's Hope 202 Bodmin
Asylum for Females

219, 358

Cherisey
ASSOCI!TIONS AT

Chinnor
Buckingham

380.

Coppice
Devon

380

Episom
Dorset

42, 284, 525 Hlaslemere
last kent

145 liales Owen
EX

284, 525

Ilastings
Cloucestersaire

431

Lewe
Hampshire

284 Nottingham
Kent

236, 284, 524 Pell Street

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CHAPALS, &c. OTESED AS

Page.
Philadelphia

521
Dublin, the New Chapel

141
Sherborne

Dutch Prisoners liberated

43
St. Ives
Tetbury

Earthquake at Naples

521
Thatcham
43 Eclectic Review

565
Tutbury

90 Education of Young Ministers 70
Tewkesbury

-- -Strictures on Modera 103
Well Sireet, Ilackney

Elder Brother, the
Weston Cireen

Jilegy on Mr. Marriott

144
West Mersey

Erskine, Lady A. A. Life of 241
Whitby
614 Evening Ilyinn, P.

576
Wilson Street, Finsbury 43

Ewing Dr. Life of

193
jyenhoc

Extracts from Dr. Erskine's Serin. 585
Woodbridge
bis -------- Sir W, Jones

232
Worthing

- -- Philadelphian Mag. 474
Worcesler

$25 Exccution, Accident at an 615
Child, to the Memory of, P

94
---'s Morning Hymn, P 240 Faith and Repentance

550
Children, Attention to in Preaching 17 Fast Day

91
China, Account of

Female Asyluin

219, 358
Chiswick, Society at

427
Fictitious Dream

160
Christia!ı, Death of the
409 Finley, Dr. S. Life of

41
- Benevolence

309

Fire, Dreadful, in London
- - his Excellency

395

Flower, Mr. Death of
-- --'s llope

249

Forbes, Dr Death of
- Philosopher, the 19, 73, 120,

Funeral
213, 307, 315, 393 Former Days called to Remem-
Christmas Day, on

brance

505
Ode on

617 Fortitude, Religious
Clerkenwell Election

92, 190 Foyster, S. Esy. Death of 147
Complaint, the, P

336 Fragment, a
Consolation, P

239

France, Religious Toleration in 89
Conversion of the Ilottentots 86, 135

intelligence from 322, 470
- a Remarkable
207 Fredeh Missionary Society

185
-- of a Deist

403 Frey's, Mr. Lectures to the Jews 333,
- Papist

575
----of Cupido

Friendship, on
Converting Grace, Instance of
Cursham, the Rev. T. Life of

Gericke, Rev. Mr. Death of

35
Cursine, Mr. Death of

Germany, Leiters from 38, 136,425, 569

Gibraltar, Letters from
Darwen, Awakening at

527 Gou, Nothing lost by serving
Deboral, on the Death of

Ciospel suffers by Mistakea Zeal
Deacon, the Good

Good Advice
Deaf and Dumb Asylum

Grace, on Converting
Deaths, Awful 118, 123, 238, 435
on, P

Hardinge's, Judge, Address to
of the Christian

409 Mary Morgan
of a Daughter, P

384 Harvest, Thanksgiving for . 477
Recent 39, 142, 179, 224, 286, Hays, Aiderman, Death of 431

368, 606 Hearers, Diiterent Kinds of 103, 351
Sudden
421, 106, 613 Hell, State of Society in

410
Veist, Conversion of a
• 403 Hindoos, Superstition of

423
Distribution of Profits
143, 478 Hint to Ministers

26
------ Bibles

263 - Persons who come late to
- -- Tracts
326, 330 worship

507, 557
Distress in Germany

569 -- for circulating the Scriptures 305
Doctrine of lesus and the Apostles 260 -- for doing good

17
-- Grace abused. 266 Holy Tenstency of Truth

157
Door-keepers, &c. Petition

404 Home Intelligence 40, 89, 139, 187,
-

--Remarks on 459 234, 283, 326, 379, 427, 524, 571, 012
Dream, à Fictitious
160 Holland, Letters from

137
Dress of Ladies, on the

Hottentots, Conversion of

135
- Gentlemen, on the 439 Hoxton Academy

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