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independent states; and we have witnessed the first fruits of its baleful success, in arresting the marcb of improvement. With respect to Spain, indeed, it was impossible not to admit that there were many and great defects in the constitution of government wbich it adopted. Still, it was obviously susceptible of amendment; and, at least, it removed the obstructions which previously existed to the general diffusion of that knowledge which must, before long, bave produced the niost extensive and beneficial moral effects. The slave and the prisoner were beginning to feel its benign influence. Even Popery itself, though recognized as the exclusive religion of the state, must have soon had its worst deformities exposed by the light of increasing education, and by the hallowed principles of the word of God, which, under the influence of a free press, must, in despite both of Infidelity and of Popery, baye found its way to the bands and hearts of the people. These opening prospects, for the present, have closed in darkness and degradation ; and this hapless country has again been consigned, for a time at least, to the gloom of the dark ages of intellectual ignorance, civil thraldom, and popish superstition.

And wbat is the state of our nearer neighbour, France ? To our minds, this country presents a somewhat humiliating spectacle. Spain has been the victim, France the asserter and the agent of tyranny. And the same spirit which has led to the extinction of the rising liberties of Spain, is producing its effect at bome. Encroachments have already been made, and more, it is said, are meditated, on its boasted charter ; while that more sacred Charter, that blessed volume, which discloses to a weary and fainting world “the glorious liberty of the sons of God,” is beginning to be frowned upon and discountenanced. The schools of mutual instruction wbich at one time, under the cordial sanction of the Government, seemed to promise a rapid increase of knowledge, and an extensive promulgation of the pure principles of the word of God, are now discouraged; Bible Societies are made to feel the same chilling influence; wbile the mummeries of Popery, and the abject servilities of civil and religious bondage, are inculcated, as the weighty matters of the Divine law, by the once proscribed Jesuits, now restored not only to protection but to favour.

In short, throughout continental Europe, there has been at work a spirit wbich, unless defeated by its own incautious violence, or overborne, as we doubt not it ultimately will and must be, by the wider diffusion of knowledge and sound principles, would uproot all that is most valuable to man, whether as concerns bis tem poral or bis eternal existence. In no respect do we view the op

talion' of this spirit with more regret than in the strenuous efforts made of late in various parts of the continent, to chain down that palladium of liberty and religion-the Press. Our own bappy country is, at the present moment, almost the only spot in the old world where man may with impunity speak, and write, and print, as he pleases, provided he does not injure his neighbour, or outrage society. · Happily, bowever, for the human race, co-extensive, and more than co-extensive, with the cloud which envelops so many of the ancient nations of the European continent, is the bright dawn which is rising in the Western world. It would seem as if human freedom and happiness, like the stream of post-diluvian population, bad gradually followed the daily circuit of the sun, and had at length penetrated even to the farthest shores of America itself. Af we look at the Northern division of the Western World, we there find the principles of British liberty and pure Christianity preserved and perpetuated, not only in the continental possessions of our own country, but by the descendants of our own forefathers in the extensive circuit of the United States. The Soutbern continent also is consolidating its liberties, and opening wide channels to the inlet of knowledge, and the diffusion of scriptural Cbristianity. And, even as respects the islands which intervene between these two continents, in the British portions of them especially, we are persuaded that a voice has gone forth within the past year, which shall not be overpowered till European piety and bumanity shall have gradually and safely, but effectually, delivered their shores from the foul reproach of slavery, and reared in that house of bondage a temple to Him with whom is no respect of persons, and who shed his blood for all nations of the earth, without distinction of clime or colour.

With earnest gratitude to God we record, that the various benevolent institutions which have for their object this and every other work of Christian mercy, and wbich reflect so much honour on our age and country, have during another year made a steady progress, both in the affections of their friends and in the subver. sion of the kingdom of sin and darkness. The Bible, and the cause of the Bible, are continuing their triumphant course ; Christianity is penetrating the high places of pagan idolatry; the East and the West, the North and the South, are receiving the welcome message of salvation; and each.new station, won from the power of the god of this world, is becoming an additional centre of action around wbich to extend the triumphs of the Cross into the surrounding abodes of spiritual desolation. "And if, amidst the general progress of the Church of Christ mili.

tant upon earth, we may be allowed to turn aside to that particular part :of it with which we are immediately connected, we cannot but congratulate our readers upon the extension of the principles and the formularies of our own scriptural churcb. Our clergy, missionaries, foreign chaplains, and the lay members of our church, are widely diffusing her primitive doctrines and discipline; our Prayers and Articles and Homilies are from day to day following the track marked out for their admission, by the circulation of the Bible, and the labours of Missionaries among the heathen ; in India, the beneficial exertions of our church are increasingly felt; in Western Africa, that church has reaped some of her most delightful fraits; the importance of strengthening her pale in our West India colonies, is now generally acknowledged; and not least among our own Transatlantic brethren in the United States, ber influence is spreading, and has sought out the religious necessities of mankind, to the very verge of civilized existence, amidst the waters of Obio and the forests of the farthest West. These are bloodless triumphs ; the barbiogers, we trust, of yet more glorious achievements! May every succeeding year prepare the way for the universal extension and establishment of the Redeemer's kingdom !

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NUMBER I.

Original Memorials ......

........ 104

RELIG. COM.-Memoir of Thomas Bisliop Magee's Raphoe Charge. 110

Archbp. Magee's Dublin Charge ib.

Family Sermons.-No. CLXIX. Lit. INTEL.-Great Britain-New

On Luke xviji. 37 .......... 13

- Works; Human Life; English

Definition of an Evangelical Mi.

Language ........ .......... 117

nister ......................

Meteorological Reports-Animal

MISCEL.-Journey throngh North

System

.......... 119

America (continued)........ 18 Portugal
Short Sermons ................

lodia ...

Strictures on Edinburgh Review 24 Tbibet ......

Miners of Leadbills............

Relig.INTEL.—Church of England 121

Rer. 07-Jowett's Christian Re-

Planting Cross at Montpellier .. 125

searches ..................

PUB. AFF.–Foreign-France .... 127

Dealtry’s Sermon on Owen ,...

Spain ........

............ 129

Hughes's Sermon..............

Turkey-Greeks; Turkish Des--
Steinkopff's Speech i.........

potism

Smith's Speech ................

Domestic .................... 130

Tribute of Gratitude ..........

LIT. INTEL.-Great Britain-New

NUMBER III.

Works ; Cambridge; Prison Relig. Com.-Memoir of Bossuet

Laws; Vagrant Laws ; Pop-

(continued) ................ 133

lation Returns .............. 55 Lessons to be learned by Parents 139

Syria ...................

56. * Judas Iscariot a Witness for Christ 142 -

Relig. INTEL.–British and Foreign

Family Sermons.--No. CLXXI.

Bible Society ..............

On 1 John iii. 8 ............ 147

American Board of Missions.... 61 Miscel - Journey through North

Bisbop's College, Calcutta......

America (continued) ........ 151

Paris Missionary Society ......

Clerical Provident Societies .... 156

School Institution at Glay....

On diminishing Oaths ........ 157

PUB. AFF – Foreige-Congress at

Rev, -Browne's Charge ...... 160

Verona ....................

Lelters on Prejudice (continued) 169

France ......................

Wharely on Party Feeling (con-
Spain .......................

tinued) .................... ib.
United States ......

Lit. Intel.--Great Britain--New
Domestic-Conduct to Spain;

Works; Cambridge; King's

Greeks .................

Library .................... 181

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.... Stonehenge-Blood-Liberty .. 182

ERRATA .......

India ......

........., 183

RELIG. INTEL.--Anti-Slavery So-

NUDIBER II.

cieties .....

185

Relig. Com-Memoir of Bossuet. 69 Education in Egypt . ........ 189

Original Language of the New

Jews' Society ................ ib.

Testament ..... ......... 74 St. David's Church Union Society 190

Scriptural IHustrations.-No. III. 77 Paris Society for Christian Morals 191

Faniily Sermous. — No. CLXX. Poor Pious Clergy Society...... 192

Op John ix. 9 .............. 81 PUB. AFF.-Foreign-France .... 193

Benefits of Christianity on Hea-

Spain ...........

thens .... .................

Portugal ......

195

MISCEL.-Journey tbrough North

China ........................ ib.
• America (continued) ........

Domestic Irish Tithes; Swear.
Clergymay and Magistrate ....

ing Act; Slavery ...........

Privateering ...................

95 OBIT. Bishop and Archdeacon of

Heber's Missionary Hymn .... 96 Calcutta.......

.. 198

REY. OF_Letters on Prejudice .. 97

Whately on Party Fecling .... ib.

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NUMBER IV.

Society forPropagation of Gospel 342

RELIG. COM.-Memoir of Bossuet Church Missionary Society ... 323

(continued) ................ 201 Refuge for the Destitute ...... 324

Scriptural Illustrations. No.IV. 207 London Anti-Slavery Society ..

Family Sermons.- No. CLXXII. PUB. AFF.--Foreigu-Spain ...... 328

On í John i. 3 ............. 211 Domestic-Slaves corrr...... 329

Saul's Visit to Witch of Endor .. 215 Irelaud-Marriage Bill ......

Application of Prophecy ...... ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS •. 332

MISCEL.-Journey throngh North
America (continued) ........ 218

NUMBER VI.

Conduct of Christians to Hea. Relig. Com-Memoir of Bossuet

thens ...................... 224 (concluded) ................ 333

Rev. Op-Letters on Prejudice Scriptural Illustrations.-No V. 339

(concluded) ................ 230 Family Sermons. -No.CLXXIV.

Whately on Party Feeling (con-

On Job xxxiii. 14 .......... 343

cluded) .................... ib. Usefulness of Prophecy ........ 347

Baddicom's Sermons .......... 247 MISCEL.--Journey through North

LIT. Intel-Great Britain-New

America (concluded) ........ 351

Works; London Asiatic So. Mather's Desiderata .......... 359

ciety of London; Galvanic Con-

Conduct towards Heathens .... JEI

ductor'....

........ 253 Rev. 05-Milman's Jerusalem .... 361

Ear .......

...... 254 Belshazzar .................. ib.

France--Medical Dispensatorics

And Martyr of Antioch ........ ib.

-Arctic Seas-Fiourens' Ex.

Martyu's Sermons ............ 376

periments ...... .......... ib. LIT. INTEL.-Great Britain--New

Italy-Ancient Taverns ...... 255 Works; Oxford, Cambridge 385

St. Michael's Orange Groves .. ib Surrey Institution; Garrick's Li-

United States-Barley Wood .. ib brary; Coronation Expenses .. 386

India-Todd's Dictionary-Gyp-

Anstrian Censorsbip .......... ib.
seġ Tribe .................. ib. United States--Printing Appa.
RELIG. INTEL.–Prayer-book and

ratus ...................... ib.
Homily Society ............. 256 India- Education ; Native Jews ib.

Basle Evangelical Missionary So-

New South Wales-Agricultural

ciety ...................... 259 Society .........

387

Education in Germany, &c. .... ib. ReliG. INTEL.-Caste among Hin-

American Colonization Society. 260

................ 388

North-American Indians ...... 261 London Jews' Society ....... 391

Pub. Arr.-France aud Spain .... 261 Merchant-Seamen's Bible Society, 395

Portugal .................... 262, Pub. AFF.--Foreign-Spain ...... 398

Conflagration in Constantinople

Portugal ........

.... ib.
-Greeks .....

Domestic - Slavery; Lotteries ;
Domestic-Parliament ........ ib. Marriage Bill; Criminal Laws;

ECCLESIASTKAL PREFERMENTS .. 263 Game, &c.... ..............

ERRATUM ... ............... 264 ERRATUM ................ ..... 400

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