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Acknowledgments 16, 82, 47, 64, h8, Freely ye have received, freely
112, 128, 144, 160, 176, 192, 203 give '. 56
Anniversary of the Heine Mis First fruits 129
sionary Society 54, 71 , 89, 98 Fragment schools 166
Auxiliaries to 58
Anniversary sermon and annual Home missionary's welcome .... 1
meeting 89 prayer meetings
Annual sermon, Dr. Raffles .... 101 for 1840 198
Anecdotes of village preaching. . 113 lighthouse .... 3
Anecdote 126 Society 16, 42, 48,
A scene in China 120 64, 89, 98, 100, 128, 135, 144, 160,
A lesson for the discontented .... 125 176, 192
Affecting instance of the uncer prayer meeting,
tainty of life 140 1839 9
Address from a home missionary Dorcas Society 12
to lus people 1 45 's visit to the
Aspatria, visit of Rev. G. Evans Clerkcnwell Ladies' Dorcas So
to" 189 ciety 65
Dorcas Society 109
Baptized child 12 chapel lost .... 148
Books for new year presents. . . . 26 Home and Colonial Infant School
Bristol, meeting at 22, 38 Society 122
Bristol auxiliary 131 Hingham, Norfolk 123
British and Foreign Bible Socie Hickman, Mrs. Mary .... 184
ties 170 Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire IMS
Christian Instruction Society 11, 168 Important bequest to the Home
China, (Medhurst) 21 Missionary Society 198
Christian church formed on a
home mission station 22Intelligence from various Home
Case of the widow Ball 23, 40, 56 Missionary stations 3, 19, 36, 115;
Clerkenwcll Dorcas Society .... 198 130, 149, 162, 179, 194
Connexion of home with foreign Infanticide 10
missions 34Ignorance and superstition in the
Collections at anniversary 104 19th century 18
Cornd rake, the 1 05Interesting account from a station 27
Castle-hill chapel, Buckland New InBdelity 57
ton 138 Invited guest 72
I hold in my hand the hammer. . 75
Donations and subscriptions 15, 30,44, Increased means of exertion in
60, 79, 108, 128, 142, 159, 175, 191, the national church 156
Dying postman 24 Letters to the editors, 23, 40, 53, 56,
Death of the Rev. W. Henry, 66,72,74, 105, 151, 180
Mr. Richard Perkins, and Rev. Letter tu the secretary 43, 119
Francis Moore 58 directors of the
Devon, new chapel in 156 Home Missionary
, extract from,
.... 123
Death of John J 188
ledging a grant 100
Every christian should .be a mis Literary inteiligence 59,21
sionary 10 Lincoln, deputation of Home
Extract from Journal 43 Missionary Society to 154
English Monthly Tract Society . . 105
Evangelization of home 161 Miscellaneous intelligence 3
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Meetings at Bristol 22, 38 Revival meeting at Aspatna .... 136
Memorial to the Directors of the Removal 168
Home Missionary Society .... 42
More, Mrs., village labours 51 Sudden death 22
Mapleton chapel opening 55 Sale for Home Missionary So
Mary's visit to a workhouse .... 123 ciety 25, 40, 58, 100
Seek the Lord while he may be
New year's welcome 1 found 25
North Riding Auxiliary Home Six reasons for further exertion . 70
Missionary Society 187 Singular anagram 72
Notices 32, 58, 88, 1 1 2 , 1 26, 1 60 Select sentenc es 75
Notices of new publications 30, 43, 59,
78, 107, 127, 141, 158,173, 190, 201 Trust in God 67
Theobalds, Mrs. Susanna 182
Original letter of Rev. Titus
Knight 13 Unhappy marriage 117
Obituary 58, 73, 139, 200
Ordinations 119, 137, 172, 200 Village preaching 17, 33, 49
Opening of a new chapel 137 Voice of the times 1 66
Village obituary 69
Poetry 13, 28, 76, 106, 127, 141, 157, Village chapel in Devon 138
172, 190,201 Value and influence of religion .. 166
Praying breath never spent in Village address 170
vain 121
Paglesham, Essex, new chapel. . 155 Who is this? 8
Westf rhaiu, Kent, new chapel . . 185
Re-opening of Rochford chapel, Who can tell ? 125
Essex 12 What has God wrought by village
Review, the 55 preaching! 177

ftome JWtestottavg JWaga$ine

JANUARY, 1839.


The Home Missionary, as he comes applause of millions, shall be forgot
to the close of another year, is natu ten, and their greatness buried in
rally led to look back on the past, eternal oblivion, the humble followers
aod to wonder and admire at the way of Jesus who are rich in faith and
the Lord hath led and guided him good works, shall be received with,
through this desert land. He looks " Well done,'' &c. It was the saying
back on the pleasing hours spent in of a man, when taking great pains
visiting, lending tracts, catechising, with a picture, that he was painting
preaching, &c, &c, and raises an for eternity. In a juster sense may
Ebenezer stone. Unlike the tradesman, ministers, ic. be preaching, praying,
whose concerns have been all with visiting, &c. for eternity ; and as there
time, his has been all about, and con will be a resurrection of sermons as
nected with, eternity. He counts not well as of bodies, on that day, let us
what money he has gained, but what pray, preach, and act as having Jesus
sinners have been converted ; what and eternity ever in view. Farewell,
backsliders reclaimed, what saints farewell, to the year now ended, and
built up; not what losses he has met while the pleasing hours spent in
with in -trade, but what opportunities preaching, &c. are still remembered,
of doing good neglected; and what and the joy of some precious souls
seasons have not been properly im who shall remember the year 1838,
proved. He looks not forward to the for ever, as the year of their spiritual
time of accumulating a fortune, when birth, and remember for ever, the
he shall retire from the bustle of bu means the Lord took to bring about
siness, and live retired, amid the bo this important end, the Home Mis
som of friends, but he eagerly expects sionary Society, and the Home Mis
and longs to be spared, that the fu sionary, will be embalmed in their
ture may be better occupied, and that memories, while adoring the Lamb on
lie may see sinners converted and Mount Zion, and form the subject of
made the loyal subjects of Christ's pleasing wonder in that land ot glory,
kingdom. honour, and immortality. With grate
The year 1838 is gone, and gone ful feelings for the Lord's supporting,
with its account, to be recorded and leading, and protecting care ; and gra
opened on a future day. When the titude for what the Lord has done
improvements in science, and in all for poor souls, 1838, farewell. Wel
worldly schemes of earthly aggran come, 1839. Hope tells of glorious
dizement, when all the buildings, days arriving, when the cloud which
rail-roads, &c. &c, formed this year, has been sending its showers of bless
shall be lost or consumed, in the ge ing in some places shall spread
neral conflagration, the work of mi over the island, and from Corn
nisters, Sabbath-school teachers, tract wall to Cumberland there shall be
distributors, city missionaries, &c, showers of blessing. Hope sits and
shall appear and form the subject of cheers us by the bright sun-shine days
the grand judgment. Then the con awaiting the Home Missionary So
verted souls united to glorious bodies, ciety, when, instead of its 0000/,
shall stand forth as so many monu 70002., and 8000/., it shall have its
ments of Jesu's love and grace, and 20,000/., and its hundreds of Home
whilst those worldly-wise men, who Missionaries. Rut hope is not an idle
excited the wonder, and received the grace; while it cheers us with future
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bright days, it is a working band, it zine. I hail the year 1839, and trust
puts every iron in the fire, and keeps it will be a memorable year in the an
tbem in it. Hope works by use of nals of the Home Missionary Society,
means, for while the farmer sows, and in the sweet experience of each
hope cheers, hut hope flees from the Home Missionary. Is any thing too
slothful and indolent ; for where there hard for the Lord 1 He can open the
is no sowing, there can be no reaping. hearts of the great and wealthy to
Had more been done for our cot give out of their abundance. He can
tagers in past years, more would have open the hearts of the cottagers to
been reaped to bestow on others. receive the word in the love of it ; he
Had these valiant workers been well can level mountains and exalt valleys.
employed in every town in England, If our faith is even as a grain of mus
zeal, activity, sacrifice, love, faith, tard-seed, we shall be able to remove
and perseverance,more would have mountains. Let us be strong in the
been done in 1838. It is now high faith, giving glory to God. Let hope
time to awake out of sleep. We know cheer the Committee of the Home
not bow soon we may be called to Missionary Society, and instead of
render an account of our stewardship. the dark and melancholy words, "If
Let us all resolve, God sparing us, to funds are not raised, we must lessen
be more prayerful ; for the secret pray the number of agents." Let them
ers of true believers do much to un come forth in 1839, and say, " We are
dermine Satan's kingdom. Let us be happy to say we have doubled our
more given to searching God's word : Missionaries, and we have now 200
by this we learn the awful condition active and zealous men." Meanwhile,
of unconverted sinners, their awful let us pray, " Thy kingdom come."
doom in eternity : by this precious #
book we learn the only way of the
sinner's escape, and the means to be
used. " Faith cometh by hearing." THE HOME MISSIOHARY LIGHT
"We there find motives for obedience
the most powerful; the love of Christ, HOUSE.
the shortness and uncertainty of time, An incident has occurred since my
the pleasures of doing good, &c. Let last communication, which may be
us be more active in doing good our worth naming. One night, contrary
selves, and animating others ; and to our usual practice, we were induced,
what our hands find to do, do it with by an indefinable impression upon our
all our might. If we have regrets minds, to keep a light burning all
on a dying bed, it will be that we night. I also felt a strong inclination
have been so inactive, so supine, while to make up a fire, but resisted it, and
the Lord gave us time and opportu retired to rest without doing so. About
nity. The man who is conscious he four o'clock in the morning I was awak
has neglected his work, and trifled ened from sleep by loud knocking at
away his time, is more diligent in the door, and went down stairs. When
what remains; let us, therefore, double I opened the door I found two poor
our diligence, and let the Home Mis seamen, who had very narrowly es
sionaries who are engaged in so glo caped a watery grave, a short time be
rious a work, be more active and zea fore. It appeared from their statement,
lous. We want revivals ; it is very and subsequently from facts, that their
desirable if we could all have meet vessel had come into contact with an
ings once a month ; say, the first Mon other, and immediately sunk, off Black-
day of the month, and have two or toft. The poor fellows bad only time to
three sermons preached in the course save a few of their clothes, a watch, &c,
of that day. I know the difficulty of at the hazard of their lives. When one
getting the people out, but one could of them ran down into the cabin for the
be in the morning, and two in the watch, the water was up to his knees;
evening, and if we could all meet, if in a few minutes after she filled and
possible, together, at a throne of grace, sunk. She was laden with cheese, iron,
at nine o'clock on Sabbath evening, and wool. The few things they saved,
or ten o'clock on Monday evening. I they brought to our house for shelter
suggest these hints, and should be until they could return to Hull, which
glad some plans could be suggested they did about ten o'clock. They ap
to arouse our villagers. We cannot peared to be quite sober. I spoke to
all meet personally, but we can often them of the goodness of God in sparing
meet in spirit, and we can talk to their lives, and gave them six tracts
each other by our Missionary Maga when they left. To ua it appears re.
for January 1839.
markable enough that we should be in Missionary was for once made a light
duced to place a light immediately in house to attract the attention of the
sight of these poor men, which they poor seaman in the midst of his sorrow,
saw, though they were at a distance of and trouble, and danger.
more than two miles across the water. A Home MtssioNARY
I felt thankful that the cottage of your in Yorkshire.



HONOURABLE TESTIMONY TO A " when the lilacs were in blossom,"

as she used to say, that the malady
POOR VILLAGER. attacked her, which terminated in
Brownhills, in the county of Staf death. Not a murmur escaped her
ford, might still have heen numbered lips during two years of severe suf
with the " dark places" that disfigure fering. About twelve months before
our land, but for the help of the her release, she lost the use of her
Home Missionary Society. A Mis left side, which afterwards was par
sionary was sent, a church was ga tially restored. It was at this time
thered, a chapel was erected, a Sab that the writer first visited her. " I
bath-school, and an Infant-school were did pray," she said, " that if it were
established. the Lord's will, he would restore the
The following inscription on a neat nse of this arm, that I might be able
tablet in the chapel, interests the to hold my Bible." Her Bible was,
stranger, not only as a testimony to indeed, her companion; awake, she
departed worth, but also as a record was generally reading It, and, "I
for God, by whose providence a door think I could not sleep," she said, " if
was opened to the Gospel amidst the my Bible were not under my pillow."
dreary collieries of Brownhills: Mary Anslow was then about nine
" This Tablet is erected by a poor, teen years of age, with a countenance
but grateful people, in memory of singularly pleasing. " I never beheld
James Caddick, who, before this a sweeter smile," said a constant visi
Chapel was erected, kindly and gra tor, " her features seemed to be Irra
tuitously afforded a room for the diated by " the peace of God which
preaching of the Gospel in this ham passeth all understanding." But when
let, and who was long distinguished asked if she did not feel it hard to he
for his hospitable reception of the cut off in youth, she replied, " Oh no,
ministers of truth. He died greatly life is beset with dangers. I would
respected, December 6, 1833, Aged rather die and be with Jesus." The
81 years." same sentiment I find expressed in
the following lines, which she dictated,
in anticipation of her happy change :
LAGER. " 'Tis done, the scene is closed, the conflict
Mary Anslow, the subject of this The Saviour calls, and Mary is no more :
brief memoir, received her first reli Transported now to climes where cloudless
gious impressions at a prayer-meeting Smile ever, and eternal fountains rise ;
held in a humble cottage on Brown She bids adieu to sorrow, sin, and pain,
hills, by the request of its sick and In youth and health, immortal there to
dying inmate. That anxiety which reign;
She stands before her Great Redeemer's
is common to the awakened sinner, throne,
followed j but, at length, by a humble And tunes her harp to strains on earth un
and believing application to the Sa known ;
viour, she found mercy and grace to By grace peculiar, not ordained to brave
The perils of life's dark, tempestuous wave;
help in every time of need. But lost in extasy, the depths to prove,
Little did Mary think that her Of bliss unmingled, and eternal love.
" time of need" would come so soon. Religion was not meant the heart to steel,
Bereaved friends, both may, and ought to
It was in the spring of the year 1836 feel,
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But not to murmur. Then no more com the realms of light, where we shall
plain, meet to part no more.
Your loss is Mary's great, eternal gain." " Farewell,
Mary Anslow was tenderly at '' Mary Anslow."
tached to her relatives and friends. P. S. Mary Anslow died October
Not unfrequently did she warn the 25, 1838. Her end was peace.
impenitent among them, and beseech
them to he reconciled to God. On
one occasion, she observed to the PROGRESS OF THE GOSPEL IN A
writer, " I could cheerfully die to
save them." VILLAGE STATION.
" Every separation of friends is a I remember one severe winter's even
kind of death," says one. There is ing in the early part of the year 1823,
this melancholy difference, however, the ground, in the language of the poet,
the separation which death makes, was covered with
does not admit of correspondence. " A velvet robe of stainless white."
Mary seems to have felt this differ
ence, having dictated from her dying A few, very few of the cottagers had
bed several affectionate farewell ad assembled together at the " Meeting
dresses, requesting they might be house," with the expectation of hear
delivered after her decease. By the ing your Agent, Mr. E . The good
following extracts, she, being dead, schoolmaster had kindled a large fire,
yet speaketh. and after waiting awhile, we were gra
To one, she says, " My face you tified to see the minister arrive ; he had
will see no more. Yet do not grieve, come from a place called C , a vil
all is well beyond the grave. I hunger lage about six miles distant.
no more, neither do I thirst any more, After warming himself at the fire,
nor does the sun light on me, uor any and congratulating the few present, the
heat. May the remembrance of the service commenced. We raised our
Lord's gracious dealings with me, hymn of praise to Him who, in the lan
urge you forward in your heavenly guage of the Psalmist, " Giveth snow
race." To another, " I have left all like wool, and scattereth his hoar-frost
earthly friends behind me, but I now like ashes," cxlvii. 16. Mr. E
enjoy the friendship of one that stick- stated, that as so few persons were pre
eth closer than a brother. Be not sent, he sincerely hoped that those who
cast down, therefore. If ye loved me, had come were truly hungering and
ye would rather rejoice. I am no thirsting after righteousness; and there
more gazing from Mount Pisgah, but fore he would address us as such. Hav
have crossed the Jordan, and rejoice ing read a chapter, and prayed, he took
in the heavenly Canaan. May the for a text, Heb. xiii., " Let your con
same redeeming grace which has versation be without covetousness, and
brought me hither, bring my dear be content with such things as ye have,
friends also." for he hath said, I will never leave
From the following, it appears that thee nor forsake thee." And truly I
the kindness of friends was not, I may say, that severely cold as was the
may say, is not, forgotten by Mary weather, yet our hearts burned within
Anslow. us while he discoursed to us, and
opened to us the Scriptures. The word
" Much respected Ladies, of the Lord was precious in those days.
When you receive these lines, my At the close of the sermon we sung
spirit will have escaped from this the hymn in Dr. Itippon's selection
world of sin and sorrow. I hope you beginning
will accept the grateful thanks of
your dying handmaid, for all your "How firm a foundation, ye saints of the
kindness to me in my affliction, and Is laid forLord,
your faith in His excellent word."
to our family, from time to time. The
Lord prolong your lives for the com The good minister had travelled to
fort of the orphan, and to make the our village on a white pony, which be
widow's heart sing for joy. May the kept to carry him from place to place,
blessing of him that is ready to perish, and on one of his visits, the poor horse
rest upon you. I trust, my dear was turned loose into the lanes to find
friends, I shall have the honour to a lodging, and a meal. On the follow
congratulate you on your arrival in ing , morning it was found to have
for January, 1839.
strayed away, and this coming: to the PROVIDENCE.
ears of some of the villagers, the first
and readiest person to go and search
after him, was one of the individuals .... "What in me is dark,
Illumine; what is low, raise and support!
that had been previously summoned That to the height of this great argument
before a magistrate for riotous conduct. I may assert eternal Providence,
The effects of Divine grace are very And justify the ways of God to man."
similar, whether found in the conduct " Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
of a publican at Jericho, Luke xix. 8 ; a But trust him for his grace:
jailor at Philippi, Acts xvi. 33, or a Behind a frowning Providence
ploughbov at I . He hides a smiling face."
The number of those that believed
continued to increase, and at length it " Providence may be fitly compared
was thought advisable to form a society to a mighty machine, the complicated
or church. The Rev. Mr. D was wheels of which are touched and moved
chosen pastor; and I believe the church with wisdom, infinite and amazing : to
comprises about sixty members. The a"magnificent vessel steering her course
school-room in which the meetings were over the expansive sea of the universe,
held, was found too small, and after directed by a never-failing and unfa
considerable deliberation, it was deter thomable skill. The movements of Pro
mined that a chapel should be erected. vidence, how wise ! how deep ! how
A garden was purchased in the centre mysterious! and how powerful! He
of the village. Some degree of opposi doeth according to his will in the army
tion, however, was manifested, but not of heaven, and among the inhabitants
sufficiently strong to hinder the pro of the earth ; and none can stay his
gress of the building. The foundation hand, or say unto him, What doest
was laid, and the walls began rapidly thou?"
to rise. It may be mentioned, that often
when the masons and others went to
their labours in the morning, they found REMARKABLE INTERPOSITION OF
considerable injury done to the work of DIVINE PROVIDENCE.
the preceding day. Bricks or stones
had been displaced, and thrown down. There is no true Christian, believing
To prevent this work of destruction, the infinitely sublime doctrines of the
about ten of the cottagers agreed to sit holy Gospel, but exceedingly rejoices
up and watch, two and two each night ; in the existence of an all-wise, holy,
and thus, as one of them observed to superintending Providence ; which
the writer, " in the erection of I condescendingly numbers the hairs of
chapel, the men had to hold in one his head continually guides his doubt
hand a sword, and in the other a trowel," ful footstepswonderfully guards bis
Neb. iv. 17. dangerous wayand kindly supplies
Since the formation of the church, his numerous and daily wants.
which took place some few years ago, Allow me to record one of the most
some of the members have died, and interesting and wonderful instances of
gone to their rest; others have been in the Providence of God, that ever came
duced to emigrate from their native under my own immediate knowledge.
land, and have left the homes of their A person living near me has two child
childhood, and the scenes of their riper ren , the youngest is about three months
years, for the wilds of America or Aus old. This dear little, tender babe, was
tralia. in the arms of the servant girl who was
I could relate heart-rending facts re nursing it, and playing with more
specting the misfortunes which have children in the garden. One of these
befallen them since they departed from children was running after the servant
our shores, but I forbear. I will rather to overtake her ; she, to avoid its grasp,
dwell upon the bright and lovely. hastily and imprudently stepped upon
In August last it was delightful to apiece of old wainscoting that covered
witness a scene which took place at the mouth of the well in the garden.
I . The venerable pastor standing Instantly, alas! the board gave way,
and listening with the deepest atten when the servant and the tender infant
tion, to whom ? to an individual who in her arms, were immediately precipi
then occupied the pulpitbut who had tated to the bottom of the well, a depth
previously been one of the fiercest per of more than twenty feet, and several
secutors, and against whom the pastor feet of water. One of the other child
had appeared as a witness before a jus ren soon sounded an alarm, when Mr.
tice of the peace. C, $ who that moment was in the
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act of leaving the house with his horse, mily in their trouble, and heard the full
instantaneously flew to the spot, and statement of particulars from their lips,
removing the other boards from the the substance of which I have here
well's mouth, went down by his hands faithfully recorded. 1 endeavoured to
and feet. When he first reached the administer to them suitable advice and
well, he saw nothing of either the ser comfort, and recommended them in
vant or child; but by the time he prayer to the tender mere)' of our hea
reached the water they both came up to venly Father. On the following Sab
the surface. He caught hold of the bath-day, conceiving it to be my im
dear babe, and handed it to some one perative duty, I noticed the circum
at the top, (for by this time a great stance publicly, by preaching from
number of anxious neighbours had as those solemn and impressive words,
sembled on the spot ; he then caught " Therefore, be ye also ready, for in
hold of the serf ant girl, and after some such an hour as ye think not, the Son
difficulty, and with the kind assistance of man cometh." Part of the above-
of those above, brought her up too; named family was present, and seemed
and, what is truly astonishing, tire very deeply affected. May the alarming
sweet, innocent babe has not even the and afflictive dispensation be abund
mark of a bruise upon it ; and the ser antly sanctified to each of their hearts !
vant, likewise, is uninjured. I waited
upon the family shortly after I heard
of the wonderful circumstance, and re ANOTHER AFFECTING PROVI
ceived from the mouth of Mrs. S
the above particulars. Mrs. S ,
myself, and the servant, went down The tyrant death has lately removed
upon our knees to express our humble one of my hearers to an eternal state of
and unfeigned gratitude to the God of existence. He was a person advanced
Providence, who had so miraculously in years, who very frequently attended
preserved two fellow-creatures from a the worship of God in our newly-erected
sudden and premature death. The sanctuary, and would oftentimes ex
mother fondly hopes she shall never for press himself well-pleased with the
get the kind interposition of Divine style of preaching he there heard, as he
Providence; for if her dear child had could so easily understand it. He left
lost its life by accident, it would have his home and family, one morning, to
plunged her into the deepest and heart go to a neighbouring village to work ;
rending grief. May the solemn and in and, alas! he was never permitted to
teresting event be sanctified to all their return again alive. When seven o'clock
hearts, and lead them unreservedly to came, his family began to feel a little
devote themselves to God, as the God alarmed at his delay, much more so,
of infinite mercy and grace, as well as when the clock struck eight. His son
the God of Providence. and one of his workmen went immedi
ately in search of him ; when, shocking
to relate, the workman found him lying
AFFECTING PROVIDENCE. in a dry ditch, quite dead ! It is sup
An alarming and melancholy circum posed that he had been seized with an
stance has occurred in this town, prov apoplectic fit, as there were no marks
ing the force of the apostolic injunction, to indicate that he had struggled in the
" Be sober, and watch unto prayer." A least: and a person declared, upon his
person left this place on Sabbath morn oath, before the coroner and jury, that
ing to visit, in a neighbouring village, he was not in a state of intoxication. I
a fellow-labourer who was afflicted. He waited upon the distracted and almost
stayed with him only a short time. From broken-hearted widow, and read and
the house of affliction he went to the prayed with her, to console her in the
village ale-house, where he stayed till midst of her agonizing and heart-rend
the dusk of the evening. He then left ing sorrows. Well might the wise man
to return to his family ; but, whether it Solomon declare, " Boast not thyself of
was through the darkness of the night, to-morrow, for thou knowest not what
or through drinking too freely, hedid a day may bring forth." L.
not reach his home. On the morrow
his anxious and deeply-affected family DEATH OF A VILLAGE HOME MIS
went in every direction in search of
him, when, alas ! after some length of SIONARY AGED 89 NEW VIL
time had been spent, they found him in LAGE CHAPEL.
an open meadow, stiffened in death ! The aspect of things on this station
Afew days afterwards I visited the fa is still pleasing. Our services are
for January, 1839.
well attended, and we have nearly The nature of that feeling which the
100 Sabbath-scholars; and in this vil righteous possess in death. III. The
lage we have eighteen weekly scho season when that feeling is said to be
lars. Just in the centre of the four in exercise. The poor old man had
villages on this station, a chapel ca been thirty years a Christian. His
pable of holding 200 persons has been viewsof Divine truth were truly Scrip
erected, and we have canse for much tural. All his hope was in the finished
gratitude to Him who has the hearts work of Christ.
of all at his disposal, for raising up We have for the past week made
such kind friends ; friends of various use of our new chapel, so that we
denominations of Christians, who have have one more service weekly. The
given liberally of their substance, to number for the last week past is GOO,
build a house to the name of the and we had no service at East Put
Lord of hosts. nam, where we have usually from
Next Sabbath-day I intend (God sixty to eighty. The number of times
willing) to open a third Sabbatb- I preach weekly, is now seven ; three
srhool, and to teach it in the chapel. times on the Sabbath, and four even
I shall now be able to superintend ings in the week. The number of
this myself in the morning. I have hearers is not only great, but I am
not heen able to do this heretofore, happy to say, they are remarkably
having had five miles to go on the attentive to the word of life. I tust
Sabbath-morning, to a village where that beneficial effects commensurate
the children attend a Sabbath-school with eternal realities, will result from
taught in the church. In that village the humble and feeble efforts of your
the good old man who opened his agent here.
house for the preaching of Christ My time, unnoticed above, is occu
crucified, has been taken from us by pied in changing tracts, visiting the
death. He was eighty-nine years of sick, preparing sermons, &c. The
age, and until within the last few chapel has engaged much of my at
months, his health was good, and his tention during the past quarter.
faculties little impaired. He was a Sept. 13, 1838, the corner-stone of
Home Missionary in private life. The a Home Missionary chapel, was laid
poor people in the village feel that in the parish of Bucklaud Newton.
they have lost a spiritual father ; and Hymns were given out, and suitable
I find that I have lost a spiritual portions of Scripture read by the
friend. Never shall I forget how Home Missionary of Glanvill's Woot-
cheerfully he accompanied ine to the ton. Prayer was offered by the Rev.
cottages of his neighbours when first A. Bisenti, of Stalbridge, and an ap
I came to the station, and how earn propriate address delivered by the
estly he invited them to come to the Rev. J. Hoxley, of Sherboiirne. On
preaching, adding his affectionate Sabbath-day, Dec. 2, the chapel hav
prayer, that they might get good for ing been got ready, by laying on one
their poor souls. I have understood coat of plastering, and putting down
since his removal, that he was wont, the floor, (it is to be finished and
as long as he was able, to visit some formally opened in the spring) was
of the poor people at their homes, made use of for the first time. The
after the service, and converse with Rev. J. Troubridge.ofCerne, preach
them on what they had heard. Who ed in the morning, and the Home
can tell (eternity will unfold) what Missionary in the evening. Consider
good this aged saint has effected 1 ing the very boisterous weather on
He died, Nov. 18. The Sabbath com thatday, the congregations were large.
menced, and he entered into rest. In the evening all the seats were oc
The following Sabbath morning I cupied, and the people very attentive
improved the event, in the cottage while the preacher addressed them
which he had occupied, to a very from Haggai ii. 9 ; "In this place I
large congregation. He was much will give peace, saith the Lord of
respected, and many were unable to Hosts." From the text we deduced
get in. The tears flowed freely from four heads. I. A gracious promise.
many eyes, few, I believe, were un II. A bountiful gift. III. A benefi
affected, while we meditated upon cent donor. And IV. A peculiar
the following subject, " The righteous locality. May the Lord of Hosts give
hath hope in his death," Prov. xiv.32. peace not only here, but in all the
I. We inquired into the character of places occupied by the Society's
him who hath hope in his death. II. agents. Amen.
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the Great, the Mighty God Isa. ix. 6. John i. 1.
the Conqueror bathed in blood .... Isa. lxiii. 3. Her. xix. 13.
the woman's promised seed Gen. iii. 1 5. Gal. iv. 4.
the chosen covenant Head Isa. xlii. 1. Mat. xii. 18.
the Shiloh, seen from afar Gen. xlix. 19. Luke i. 32.
the bright and Morning Star Num. xxiv. 17. Rev. xxii. 16.
the King ordained of old Psal. ii. 6. 1 Tim. vi. 15.
the Prophet long foretold Deut. xviii. 15. Acts iii. 22.
the Priest who lives to atone Psal. ex. 4. Heb. v. 6.
H is the Precious Corner Stone Isa. xxviii. 16. 1 Pet. ii. 6.
ta IS the water-flowing Rock Exod. xvii. 6. 1 Cor. x. 4.
ti IS the Shepherd of the flock Isa. xl. 11. John x. 11.
IS the Giver of true peace Psal. lxxii. 7. John xiv. 27.
X is the Lord our Righteousness Jer. xxiii. 6. 1 Cor. i. 30.
u is the Bread the Father sends Exod. xvi. 4. John vi. 32.
is the very best of Friends Cant. v. 16. John xv. 15.
is the Pearl of countless cost Prov. iii. 15. Mat. xiii. 46.
IS the Saviour of the lost Ezek. xxxiv. 16. Luke xix. 10.
IS the True and Living Way Isa. xxx v. 8. John xiv. 6.
IS the Sun of endless day Isa. Ix. 20. Rev. xxi. 23.
18 the Covert from the blast Isa. xxxii. 2. Heb. vi. 18.
IS the First, and he the Last Isa. xliv. 6. Rev. i. 1 1 .
the Judge of great and small Dan. vii. 10. Mat. xxv. 32.
the eternal Lord of All Mic. v. 2. Acts x. 36.
Islington, Nov. 20, 1838. W. S.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF THE has blessed the word to many precious
souls, and I can conscientiously affirm,
that I know of no place where a chapel
Dear Sir,You were kind enough is more needed, or where a poor people
to insert in the October Home Mission have done more towards the attainment
ary Magazine a plain and unvarnished of their object. The four Chapels pre
account of the work of the Lord at viously built, have been paid for bv
Chumleigh, in the county of Devon. I Christian friends in the county. My
beg permission to occupy a small space plan is to observe rigid economy, and
in your valuable Journal, to say that to avoid running into debt, to begin
Thomas Sharp gratefully acknowledges and proceed as the Lord may incline
the receipt of the following sums to his people to provide the means. For
wards the erection of a Chapel : the last fortnight the work has been
suspended. 60 more would finish this
Some dear Christian Friends at or
near Leeds ] o 0 Chapel.
Dear Dr. J. P. Smith ... 110 I again affectionately urge the friends
A Well-wisher, S. B. ... 10 0 of our dear Lord to help in this good
(Acknowledged in' Nov. work, it is His work ; and if I know
Two beloved friends under the Sig anything of my own heart, it is his
nature of Juvenis 5 0 0 glory that is aimed at. My infirmities
prevent any personal applications. My
6 0 0 time is short, but before my blessed
For nearly thirty years I have been Master calls me away, I should be much
engaged by the Great Shepherd to look gratified to see a house of prayer built
after strayed sheep between Exmoor and paid for, at that once dark village
and Dartmoor, and have, durino- that called Chumleigh.
period, travelled upwards of 90,000 Chumleigh,
miles, and visited nearly every village Nov. 19, 1838.
Letween those mountains; and the Lord
for January, 1839. 9

Place. To deliver the

Address. Subject.

Jan. 21. Fetter-lane,Rev.Caleb I

Morris's .... J Rev. T. Archer . The moral and spiritual State of the
Rural Population in England, a
motive to Home Missionary exer
Feb. 18. ClaremontChapel,Rev tions.
J. Blackburn's :} Rev. J. Robinson . The Preaching of the Gospel, the ap
pointed Means for the Conversion
Mar. 18. Oxendon Chapel, Rev. "I of Sinners.
Rev.R. T.Hunt . The marked advances of General
T. Archer's ... J
Information among the Peasantry,
a loud call to send to them the
Apr. 15. Trevor Chapel, Rev. "1 Knowledge of Salvation.
J. Morison's, D.D. . J Rev. George Evans The responsible trust to which British
Christians are pre-eminently bound
to send the Gospel to the Villages,
of England.
May. No Meeting, being the Anniversary of the Society.
June 17. Jewin Street, Rev.
Rev. Charles Hyatt . The simplicity and all-powerful effi
Thos. Wood's :} cacy of the Means of Grace to in
struct, sanctify, and bless the great
mass, who are yet ignorant of the
July 15. HollowayChapel,Rev. "I way of Salvation.
W. Spencer's . . j Rev. Thos. Wood The command to the Apostles to com
mence their Ministry at Jerusalem,
constituting our imperative obliga
tion to regard the Condition, the
Aug. 19. Bishopsgate Chapel, "1 Claims, and the Call of Home.
Rev. H. Townley's. J Rev. James Sherman Our prayers, promises, and privileges
binding us to the cause of Home
Sept. 16. Wycliffe Chapel, Rev. 1 Missions.
A. Reed's, D.D. . J Rev. Henry Townley. The encouraging examples of Home
Missionary Service in England.
Oct. 21. Buckingham Chapel, "I
Rev. E. Dunn's . J Rev. Caleb Morris . The ten days of Prayer and Prepa
Nov. 18. Chapel Street, Soho, "1
Rev. J. Robinson's J Rev. W. Spencer . . The multiplied and satisfactory evi
dences of Success following the Ef
forts of the Home Missionary So
ciety, since its formation in 1819,
a ground of thankfulness, courage,
Dec. 16. RanelaghChapcl, Rev. "I and enlarged zeal.
R. H. Shepherd's . J Rev. J. Morison, D.D, The Example of the Saviour in
preaching the Gospel to Villagers,
well worthy the imitation of his
ministers in the present age.

These Meetings are held on the Third Monday in every Month ; when some interesting
s- ,TS,are read from the Journals of tbe Missionaries.Service to commence at Half- past
o'Clock in the Evening.
u N-B-TAe Smallest Subscriptions or Donations towards the Support of the Home
, AIr Society, will be gratefully received after the Services, in the Vestry of each of the
w Uiapels, or at the Society's Office, 1 1 , Chatham-place, Blackfriars.
10 Home Missionary Magazine
school. In the prospect of death, she
INFANTICIDE. sent a pressing request that I would
This practice did not prevail either visit her immediately ; and, on enter
at the Navigators or Hervey groups ; ing her apartment, she exclaimed,
but the extent to which it was carried " O, servant of God ! come and tell
at the Tahitian and Society Islands, me what I must do." Perceiving that
almost exceeds credibility. Of this, she was suffering great mental dis
however, I may enable the reader to tress, I inquired the cause of it ; when
form some estimate, by selecting a she replied, " I am about to dieI
few out of numberless circumstances am about to die." " Well," I rejoined,
which have come within my own know "if it be so, what creates this agony
ledge. Generally, I may state that, in of mind?" "Oh, my sins, my sins,"
the last-mentioned group, I never she cried ; " I am about to die." I
conversed with a female that had then inquired what the particular sins
borne children prior to the introduc were which so greatly distressed her,
tion of Christianity, who had not de when she exclaimed, " Oh, my child
stroyed some of them, and frequently ren, my murdered children 1 I am
as many as from five to ten. During about to die, and I shall meet them
the visit of the deputation, our re all at the judgment-seat of Christ."
spected friend, G. Bennet, Esq., was Upon this I inquired how many child
our guest for three or four months ; ren she had destroyed; and, to my
and, on one occasion, while convers astonishment, she replied, " I have
ing on the subject, he expressed a destroyed sixteen ! and now I am
wish to obtain accurate knowledge of about to die." As soon as my feelings
the extent to which this cruel system would allow me, I began to reason
had prevailed. Three women were with her, and urged the considera
sitting in the room at the time, mak tion that she had done this when a
ing European garments, under Mrs. heathen, and during " the times of
Williams's direction ; and, after re ignorance, which God winked at;"
plying to Mr. Bennet's inquiries, I but this afforded her no consolation,
said, " I have no doubt that each of and again she gave vent to her ago
these women have destroyed some nized feelings, by exclaiming, " Oh,
of their children." Looking at them my children, my children I" I then
with an expression of surprise and in directed her to " the faithful saying,
credulity, Mr. B. exclaimed, "Impos which is worthy of all acceptation,
sible ! such motherly, respectable wo that Christ Jesus came into the world
men could never have been guilty of to save sinners." This imparted a
so great an atrocity." " Well," I little comfort; and after visiting her
added, - we'll ask them." Ad frequently, and directing her thoughts
dressing the first, I said to her, to that blood which cleanseth from all
*' Friend, bow many children have you sin, I succeeded, by the blessing of
destroyed 1" She was startled at my God, in tranquillizing her troubled
question, and at first charged me with spirit ; and she died, about eight days
unkindness, in harrowing up her feel after my first interview, animated
ings by bringing the destruction other with the hope, " that her sins, though
babes to her remembrance ; but upon many, would all be forgiven her."
hearing the object of my inquiry, she And what, but the Gospel, could have
replied with a faltering voice, "I have brought such consolation 1 I believe
destroyed nine." The second, with that, without the grand truth of par
eyes suffused with tears, said, " I have don by the blood of Christ, I might
destroyed seven ;" and the third in have reasoned with her from that time
formed us that she had destroyed to the present in vain. But I forbear
five. Thus three individuals, casually all comment; for if such facts fail to
selected, had killed one-and-twenty demonstrate the value of Missions, no
children! but I am happy to add, that observations of mine will do so.
these mothers were, at the time of Key. John Williams.
this conversation, and continued to
be so long as I knew them, consistent
members of my church.
On another occasion, I was called to EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD BE A
visit the wife of a chief in dying cir MISSIONARY.
cumstances. She had professed Chris Sir, When we consider the state
tianity for many years, had learnt to of the world, and even of our own
read when nearly sixty, and was a land, must we not be deeply affected ?
very active teacher in our adult Now if every Christian was a mission-
for January, 1 839. 11
ary in spirit wherever he went ; if he our population,) to read the Bible, to
did ail that he could far the souls of keep the sabbath most holily, and so
others himself; if he stirred up all on ; if they laid out their time and
that he could to exert themselves to money to the glory of God, taking
the utmost, and told them all the ways care to waste none of either, but to
in which they might do good, and lay out both to the very best advan
asked them to stir up as many more tage ; and if they laid out every day,
as they could, and to tell them those Sundays and other days. In trying to
ways, how much good might be done ! do good. Even the poor, servants,
Then the flame of zeal might spread and children, may do very much good
far and wide, and the whole Christian in their respective spheres. But
world be roused to exertion. Then many do not seem to exert themselves
most persons, rich and poor, might be to do good, not perhaps feeling the
visited, and have the Gospel declared duty of caring for the souls of others.
to them. Then how vast an engine How much need there is then that we
would be set to work ! Then there should stir up others to do good !
would be missionaries, ministers, And if every magazine took up the
teachers for Sunday and other schools, subject, then many Christians might
funds, men, and collectors for societies, be addressed on the subject, since
district visitors, &c, in rich abun one magazine circulates among one
dance. When we see so much sab class, and another among another
bath-breaking, ignorance, drunken class. Oh that Christian ladies and
ness, neglect of the means of grace, gentlemen would devote themselves
and, even in Christians, so much to the work of visiting the poor,
want of devotedness and heavenly- teaching in schools, &c. By making
mindedness, should we not all long short visits to each, they might calk
and labour for a revival of religion on many more, and call oftener at the
amongst usshould not every one same house. The poor in general,
set to work in the best way that he even those who read the Bible aud
can ? The Christian world, as a tracts, and hear the Gospel, seem to
whole, seems to want rousing to make be desperately ignorant of the very
far greater efforts for the good of plainest truths. Must not this arise,
souls. Now if every magazine had in some measure, from the language
articles, stirring up Christians to he of tracts, books, sermons, teachers,
much in prayer for a revival of reli visitors, &c, being too hard 1 How
gion and for the salvation of others; desirable, then, that sermons, books,
to be most self-denying and laborious &C, should be as plain as possible,
in their personal efforts to do good ; (especially those for the poor and
to live most plainly, moderately, and young,) with words, as much as pos
economically ; to give most liberally sible, of only one or two syllables,
to the cause of God and to the really and of Saxon, not Latin or Greek
distressed ; and to set a heavenly ex origin. I am, Sir,
ample to others, and to stir up others Your obedient servant,
to do these things ; might it not do S. D.
much good ? Might I suggest that it Peckham, Dec. 14, 1838.
might be very useful to have some P.S. How delightful it would be if
articles on the subject in yonr maga every Christian, of every station, was
zine; and to have them as soon as always watching for opportunities of
possible, since, as souls are perishing, doing good, in travelling, in walking,
the sooner we can get Christians to
work, the better? It might be very and wherever he was.
useful if ministers exhorted their
people, (both from the pulpit and in CHRISTIAN INSTRUCTION SOCIETY.
private,) to be most active themselves,
and to stir up others to be so too. The Bible Vindicated, in a Course of
How delightful it would be if every Lectures to Young Men, and others, to
Christian, young or old, rich or poor, be delivered at the Weigh-house Chapel,
made it the business of life (so far as Fish-street Hill, on Wednesday Even
other duties permitted) to do good ; ings, at Eight o'clock, by Ministers in
if they sought out the poor, ignorant, connexion with the above Society, as
and careless, and besought them to under :r
lie reconciled to God, to attend the Jan. 2.The Accuracy of the Sacred
home of God constantly, to keep Writers on Scientific Sub
away from public-houses, beer, and jects, ltev. J. Young,
gin-shops, (those slaughter-houses of A.M., Albion Chapel.
12 Home Missionary Magazine
Jan. 9.The Historical Facts re people previously to the day of open
corded in the Bible credi ing. The amount of collections, &c,
ble and authentic. Rev. J. during the day was ]07. A special
Fletcher, D.D., Stepney. prayer-meeting was held on the even
16.The Social Evils of Christ ing of the following day for the pur
endom are not sanctioned pose of supplicating an outpouring of
by the Bible. Rev. J. the Holy Spirit and a revival of reli
Blackburn, Pentonville. gion in the town and neighbourhood.
23.The Influence of the Bible
conducive to Personal
ley, Bishopsgate Chapel.
30.The Diversity of Religions SOCIETY.
Opinions no Objection to This is an Association of Ladies,
the Use of the Sacred forming a Society for the purpose of
Scriptures. Rev. R. Red- furnishing Missionaries at the different
path, A.M., Wells-street, stations of the Home Missionary So
Oxford-street. ciety with Articles of Clothing for the
Feb. CThe Claims of the Koran destitute poor, so that they may he
and other Writings deemed able to attend Public Worship ; also
sacred . not to be compared to clothe their child fen .that they may-
with those of the Bible. go to the Sabbath Schools; and like
Rev. R. Ainslie, New wise for getting up boxes of linen, to
Conrt.Lincoln'sInn Fields. be lent to poor married women during
13.The Moral Impulse impart their confinement. The Committee
ed to Individuals and Com meet at Mrs. Simco's, 21, Wynyatt
munities by the Study of Street, every month, for the purpose of
the Bible. Rev. F. A. making garments, answering applica
Cox, D.O., LL.D., Hack tions, and regulating the affairs of the
ney. Society.
20.The Duty of regarding the The funds of this Institution are so
Claims of the Bible on the very limited, and the urgent calls so
Faith and Obedience of many, that the Committee feel con
Mankind. Rev.T. Binney, strained to appeal, (and they trust
Weiyli House. not in vain) to their fellow-christians
on behalf of the many thousands who
inhabit the dark places of our beloved
RE-OPENING OF KOCHFORD country, and who are perishing for
lack of knowledge, and of whom it
may justly be said, that until the
The above place of worship having Home Missionary Society was formed,
undergone a very considerable en " No man cared for their souls."
largement, was reopened for Divine Subscriptions and Donations re
worship on Wednesday, November ceived by Mrs. Herbert, 9,' Regent
28, 1838, when three 'sermons were Terrace, Shepherd's Walk, City
preached: that in the morning, by Road; Mrs. Chaille, 11, Northampton
the Rev. A. Fletcher, of Finsbmy Street, Lower Koad, Islington -, Mrs.
Chapel ; that in the afternoon, by the Price, 9, President Street, East,
Rev. Robert Burls, of Maldon ; that King's Square ; Mrs. Harle,21, Wyn
in the evening, by the Rev. Edward yatt Street, Goswcll Road ; Mrs.
Parsons, of Bow. The. following Siinco, 21, Wynyatt Street, Goswell
ministers took part in the service : Road ; Miss Furneaux, 4, Queen
Rev. Messrs. J. Thornton, of Billeri- Street, Percival Steet, Clerkenwell;
cay ; James Pilkington, of Rayleigh ; Mrs. Stroud, 5. Henry Street, Pen
Richard Fletcher, of Southend ; James tonville.
Oarnngton, of Bnrnham; John Nor Subscriptions of 6s. per annum,
ton, of Maldon; Isaac Jacob, of and upwards, or donations of blan
Great Wakering ; and Ebenezer Tem kets, left-off apparel, raw material
ple, the minister of the chapel. The books, tracts, &c. thankfully received"
necessary ground for the enlarge
ment was the generous gift of Miss
Lambinh, daughter-in-law of the Rev. THE BAPTIZED CHILD.
Alexander Fletcher. The expense of
the enlargement was ,600, towards Christian parent, look upon that
which ^ 350 had been raised among the child. You recollect the time when
you presented it before the aitar,
for January, 1839. 13
when, holding it in your arms, yon the property requisite for that pur
stood before the great congregation, pose to promote the advancement
and there, before many witnesses, of his kingdom ? Cincinnati Journal,
solemnly dedicated it to Cod. July, 1838.
Have you duly considered the im
port of that act ? It was a renuncia ORIGINAL LETTER OP THE REV.
tion of all claim to it as your own. It
was an acknowledgment of God's TITUS KNIGHT,
right to the [child, and a solemn pro Addressed to the Rev. Thomas Winton,
mise to treat it as God desires. Yon at Exmouth, Devonshire.
promised to do to it and for it every Dear Brother, I thank you for
thing that you would feel to be obli your long [epistle, which I received
gatory were the Saviour always pre two days before I left London. By
sent in bodily form, in your family, the good hand of God protecting me,
and observing all your actions. Yon &c, I am now again in my chamber
promised, in a word, to train it up at Halifax; my family well, praised
precisely as you have reason to believe be the Lord ; Sammy and John both
Jesus Christ himself would train it up. at Hipperholme ; James at school with
This was the promise. Will you now me, construing Greek, and reading
look whether yon are fulfilling it? Virgil ; daughters and wife much as
Some parents command a child, and usual, and friends in general. My
then do not insist on strict obedience son William has lost his wife a few
to the command. What would Jesus days since, expected long before, who
Christ do 1 Some parents are more has left him three children, See.
solicitous for the intellectual than the The affair of Sir H. Trelawney may
moral improvemeut of their children ; teach us, if attended to, many useful
that is, they act as if they were so. lessons : 1st, The danger wealth and
If a lesson in grammar or music popularity expose us to ; the towering
come in collision with a religious cedar often suffers by heaven's tre
meeting, the latter must give way. mendous fire, or torn by stormy
How would Christ do? Some pa winds, whilst the low and humble
rents suffer their children frequently shrub escapes unhurt;2nd, To be
to absent themselves from the devo ware with what company we join our
tions of the family. Docs Christ ap selves; Peter, too confident, though
prove of this? Some fix the time for the best excuse in the world for what
evening prayer so late, that the he did, viz., love to Jesus, ventured
younger members of the family must into the hall, and there he found him
necessarily be either absent, or inca self;3rd, The necessity of a heart
pacitated by drowsiness for deriving established in grace, and not to be as
any benefit from the exercise. Is reeds tossed to and fro with every
this as Christ would have it 1 So you wind of doctrine ;4th, The danger
say that the rule we have applied to the of leaning to our own understanding,
cases above mentioned, is too strict ! in the things of God ;5th, The ne
Are you not required to train your cessity of watchfulness and prayer
child just as you would believe Jesus herein, O my brother, double your
Christ himself would have trained it? diligence, and if Satan has gained
You have publicly given your child to any advantage, be humbled, and bow
Christ ; how then can you ask for any at the feet of Jesus;tith. To beware
other guide in the training of it than of wavering in the truths of God,
the will of him to whom you have because wealthy, learned, and wise
made the dedication ? Yes, it is a men waver and turn aside ; yon
good rule. In whatever you do to or know the determination of God is to
for your child, you are bound to in confound the wisdom of the wise, &c. ;
quire whether Christ would do it if and we may learn, 7th, The necessity
he were in your place. of reading the Bible with prayer, &c.
There are some parents, who greatly The natural man doth not understand
need to make such inquiries as the fol the things of the Spirit, nor can they
lowing:Were Jesus Christ present be known hut by the teachings of that
in my family, in bodily form, would he Spirit; and hence no man can call
send (hat child to the dancing school Jesus Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
this evening ? Would he permit these As for me, my all is wrapt up in
sons or daughters to attend the thea Christ, for time and eternity. Take
tre? Would he give my children a Jesus from me, or which is tanta
settlement in the world ; or would he mount, divest him of Deity, and I'll
let them settle themselves, and devote immediately give up my Bible; I'll
14 Home Missionary Magazine
give up my religion as a Christian ; fications yon have at larpe, 1 Tim. iii.
Mahomet must have been a better Nor do the Scriptures, in my opinion,
man than Jesus, and certainly Maho- know any other office or officers,
metanism is preferable to Christian which are not reducible to, and com
ity. And what I may further add, prehended in, that of bishops and
take away the Divinity of Christ, and deacons, Phil. 1. 1. With respect to
I, (my poor heart melts and shudders the ordinance of the Lord's Supper,
at the thought,) as a sinner, lost irre my advice is, if you are settled in
trievably, must cot the cable, and your mind and judgment, with re
cast away the anchor of my soul. spect to the doctrine and discipline
No, here is firm footing ; Jesus is a of what is called Independency, to
foundation tried, precious and im which you are not a stranger, en
moveable. O dear Sir, build here; deavour to procure an ordination ac
venture here your all ; who trust in cordingly, which, I should think, is
him shall never be confounded. 1 neither Impossible, nor very difficult to
rejoice to hear that your labours are obtain ; some of your neighbouring
owned, and that people are disposed ministers, I doubt not, would assist ;
to hear. Preach the word, preach the but in case such assistance could not
Gospel, preach Christ and him cruci he procured, Necessitas sine lege est,
fied ; and surely yon will save your I would appoint a time for prayer, &c.
own soul, with those that hear you. and let the people declare their choice
Respecting your difficulty in forming Of yon as their pastor, in some public
the people into a regular church, let sort. This done, (I say again in case
reason and revelation dictate to you. of necessity,) I would proceed in the
The light of nature and reason teach, fear of God, to administer both Bap
that where persons are joined together tism, and the Lord's Supper.
for any religious service, they must These, Sir, are my free thoughts on
be agreed in the main and most im your situation ; follow my advice if
portant points that relate to it. " How you please, so far as the Word and
can two Walk together, except they be reason will bear you out, but no far
agreed.'" Amos iii. 3. And the New ther, and may the Lord, the best coun
Testament teaches the same practice. sellor, give yon understanding.
The light of reason teacheth, that It will always give me pleasure to
there must be a mutual consent, com hear that you stand fast in the Lord,
pact, Or agreement, amongst such seated humbly beneath the Cross of
persons as profess the same religion, Christ, and glorying in him. O my
to walk according to the directions brother, be in earnest, be diligent, be
and dictates of it, &c. Now St. Paul instant in season, and out ot season.
expresseth the same thing, at least Time Is short, Eternity endless, Death
includeth it, in that phrase of "re is in advance, the curtain will quickly
ceiving one another as Christ hath drop, and the great drama reach its
received us," Rom. xv. 7, '* that with catastrophe. God be with you ! pray
one mouth we may glorify God," &c. for your real friend and brother ill
When the number of disciples was the Lord Jesus Christ,
multiplied and increased, reason na T. Knight.
turally dictated to the apostles to cull P. S. I shall be glad to furnish you
in aid and assistance suitable to the with the books you mention, but the
nature and design of the society they distance is so great, and carriage high,
were then members of. Hence, men that the price will be much enhanced.
chosen from among themselves were However, I shall endeavour compli
appointed to the office of deacons, ance.
whose necessary character and quali Halifax, Sept.U, 1778.


Wet with the dew and soft distilling show'rs,

The garden's smiling bloom attracts the eye,
And trees, and plauts, and herbs, and fruits, and flowers,
W aft on the breeze their balmy fragrancy ;
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And sweet the task to dress the fertile soil,
The herb to water and to prune the hough,
O'erladen with the rich, luxuriant spoil,
And watch the seed to fair fruition grow.

Ye dear delights ! and here well-pleas'd, I trace

Thy beauties, Zion, and thine emblem ee,
And nourish'd with the dew of heav'nly grace,
Thy fresh springs flow to all eternity;
And planted, water'd with a Saviour's care,
Thy fair renown shall heathen lands admire ;
And thy sweet fragrance fill the desert air,
Till the wide world a Saviour's grace desire.
The Lady Jane St. Maur.


(December, 1839. J
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The Missionary at Wuitgift presents liis best thanks for a grant of Tracts
from the Committee of the Religious Tract Society.
The Rev. Thomas Lewis, Pemhridge, Herefordshire, desires most sincerely
to record his sincere gratitude to the Ladies of the '* Home Missionary Dorcas
Society " for a valuable supply of clothing for the poor children of his Sunday
School ; and likewise for useful articles to he lent to poor married women
during the time of their confinement. May the Saviour say to those Christians
ladies on the memorable day of judgment, " Come, ye blessed of my Father,
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. . . .
For I was naked, and ye clothed me."
The Directors return their thanks to the Misses Wheeldon and Harris, of
St. Albans, for their kind and useful present of Pamphlets.
Also, to the Ladies of Craven Chapel, for a box of linen, for Mr. Neill's
station, Witheridge, Devon, per Miss Shepperson.
Also, to Miss Sontligate, Camberwell, for five volumes of the Home Mis
sionary Magazine.
The Rev. W. M'Dowall, of Kirkby-Moorside, presents his thanks to Mrs.
Thompson, of Whitby, for a parcel of Tracts just received.
The Rev. James Prior, at Netherby, Dorsetshire, presents his thanks to the
Committee of the Tract Society, for their kind and liberal grant of Tracts.
Also, to kind friends at Beaminster, for five forms ; and Mr. Robert Conway,
for a desk, and a parcel of Evangelical Magazines for circulation.
The Rev. John Lewis, Kingsbridge, Devon, returns his sincere thanks to
the Tract Society for a grant of Tracts. Also, to Mrs. Perkins, for a parcel
of tippets, aprons, and children's stays.
The Rev. Thos. Sharp, Clmmleigh, Devon, desires to acknowledge the
receipt of 20s., from Christian friends at Leeds, towards Chumleigh Chapel,
and to thank them for the same.
The Directors have received a bundle of clothing from Mrs. Perkins, for
their Missionary, the Rev. David Pram.
Also, a large parcel for ditto, from Mr. Nisbet.
The Rev. VV. Hacket, Missionary at Keetb, Yorkshire, desires gratefully
to acknowledge the receipt of a large parcel of Tracts, for Loan distribution,
from the Religious Tract Society, London, and likewise a Library consisting
of 10 Volumes, for the use of their Sunday School.


The Home Missionary Prayer-Meeting for the present Month will
be held on Monday evening, January 21, at Fetter-lane Chapel, (the
Rev. C. Morris's.) .
The Rev. T. Archer will deliver the Address.
Service to commence at Seven o'clock.

W. Tyler, Printer, Bolt-court, Fleet-street.




A pious friend in a village where I and some died happy in the Lord,
was in the habit of preaching, said to giving full evidence of the sincerity
me, one day, " The good yon have of their love to Christ, and that they
done, Sir, by village preaching, will had obtained pardoning grace through
never be known till the day of judg his blood, and justification through
ment." If every minister were fully his righteousness. The happiness and
awake to the benefits arising from fre delight I experienced in my visits to
quent visits among his rural neigh that place for twenty years, more
bours for the purpose of enlightening than compensated for the labour and
their minds and instructing them in toil. Oh, how cheerfully did they sing
' the knowledge of Christ, as the way the praises of God ! with what atten
to eternal life, there is scarcely a tion and interest did they listen to the
single village that would now be in a word, and with what emotions did
state of darkness. That the effort they describe the pleasure they expe
requires many sacrifices of personal rienced ! I think I hear them singing
comfort and ease, is a fact readily ad these words :
mitted ; but it is an equal fact that the "Come, prodigals, return,
advantages to a stated minister and to Your Father calls to-night;
his congregation, would be far more Do not at mercy spurn,
than a counter-balance. The writer No more may He invite :
has been a preacher in villages, more Within your Father's house there's room,
He waits to bid you welcome home."
or less, for nearly forty years, and
takes the liberty of stating some of When I visited that interesting
the results of his labours, in the follow spot, some years since, 1 was intro
ing words : duced to the respected clergyman
Shortly after my settlement in C , who there dispenses the word of life
in 1800, I began topreachin the neigh in the Established Church. He well
bouring villages. Among other reasons, supports the character of a minister
I was induced to do so by the des of Christ ; and spends an ample in
titute and ignorant state of the in come in his efforts to do good. From
habitants, and by a desire to increase his lips I received the cheering intel
my own congregation, which was at ligence that many of his parishioners
that time small. I acted upon the ge had related to him the benefits they
neral principle laid down by Christ had derived from my ministry, and
in his charge to his disciples, " Go ye that many whom he had visited bad
out into all the world, and preach the declared, when dying, that they were
Gospel to every creature, even into indebted, under God, to these occa
the highways and hedges; and compel sional ministrations, for their know
them to come in." My first attempt ledge of salvation and hope in the Sa
was at S P , where I had but viour.
little apparent encouragement ; but I It was, and is stili, a determination
learned afterwards that good was with me in all my preaching in vil
done. At T , about two miles off, lages, never t<> utter any thing disre
I preached once in the week, and spectfully of the Established Church.
being invited to E , a distance of My object was not to make the people
four miles, I went thither once in the sectarians, but Christians; believers
month, and soon obtained a numerous in the Son of God. Sometimes, in
and attentive audience, to whom the deed, I reminded them of passages in
word preached was greatly blessed. the prayers and liturgy of the church,
Many were convinced and converted, to confirm or illustrate the statements
n Home Missionary Magazine
I made, and this produced a benefi myself understood by those who were
cial effect. illiterate and uneducated, remember
During my visits at this place, a ing that " to shine is to be useful. "
young man frequently attended, who My subjects were generally such as
resided, with a neighbouring farmer appeared, under God, best calculated
in the way to E . He generally to alarm the sinner, and direct him
took my horse from me, and brought to the Saviour as his only hope. My
it to me after the sermon, and accom principal topics were, the depravity
panied me about a mile on my way of man, necessity of repentance, re
home ; conversing on the state of his generation, faith in Christ, his per
mind. The word had been blessed to son, work, sacrifice, obedience, holi
his soul, and he gradually obtained ness of heart and life, as the effect of
sound and scriptural views of the doc a Divine change ; awful state of the
trines of the cross of Christ. There finally impenitent, and eternal hap
was a degree of modesty and humi piness of the righteous. Occasionally
lity about him, which commended him improving the death of individuals,
to my notice and regard ; and I felt the return of seasons, festivals, &c. &c.
determined to advance his temporal In all my discourses I insisted upon
as well as his spiritual interests. Alter the necessity of the work of the Holy
some years he lift his situation, and Spirit on the heart, to convince, con
came to the town where I resided. vert, sanctify, and prepare the soul
His endeavours to procure a suitable for heaven, The happiness I expe
situation, were ineffectual; and know rienced in these labours is indescrib
ing the evils to which an unemployed able. I had generally remarkable li
mind is exposed, I desired him to berty, and God was graciously pleased
come to me every morning, that his to give testimony to the word of his
time might be improved. I instructed grace.
him in writing and arithmetic, and (To be continued.)
grammar, and taught him the rudi
ments of Latin. I forget how far he
had proceeded in that language, but IGNORANCE AND SUPERSTITION
for the time he was under my instruc
tions, he made a proficiency which IN THE 19lH CENTURY.
afterwards proved of the greatest im When lately visiting the village of
portance. He sometimes attended in B., I was told an old man wished to
the different villages, and presided at see me, and, as he bad been much pre
a prayer-meeting, occasionally giving judiced against our meeting, and nei
an exhortation. I introduced him, at ther he nor his family ever attended, I
length, to one of our provincial aca was the more surprised. After convers
demies for educating young men for ing for some lime with him, I inquired
the ministry, where he remained for if he knew who came to save sinners.
some years, till he accepted an invit He paused ; " I think I once heard
ation from the Society for promot who it was, but I have forgot." I in
ing Christian Knowledge, and has quired, after 1 had told him who it
engaged as a catechist in the West was, if he knew who Jesus Christ was,
Indies. He has since been ordained, what death he died, &c; but he could
and now presides as the minister of a give no answer ; he appeared as igno
parish in one of our West India rant of these matters as if he had lived
islands, on which station, I trust, the all his life in a heathen land. Though
Lord will make him eminently useful. he had the Bible, and went and heard
As I write for the encouragement sermons in the church, yet, alas! he
of Home Missionaries and ministers has remained in such ignorance. Have
who attend to that part of their duty Christians done their duty ? In the vil
which relates to village preaching, I lage where I reside there is a woman
have to notice that I endeavoured about sixty years of age, who professes
conscientiously to fulfil my engage to be a charmer, and persons/ of va
ments, whatever might be the state rious grades apply to her; yea, she is
of the weather, generally speaking. sometimes raised out of her lied to
I have often preached in wet clothes, charm ; and when I conversed with
but I do not remember that I ever her, she told me the distance people
suffered the least injury as to my came, and the wonders performed.
health. The effect of punctuality was One remarkable feature of charming
a steady attendance on the part of appears to be, that if she told any one
the hearers. Another object which 1 the secret words, the power of charm
regarded, was, an endeavour to make ing would be gone, Alas ! alas I what
for February, 1839. 19
is man ? though I have lived here for ly the heathen will rise up in judgment
three years, and weekly visited and against this generation and condemn
conversed with the people, I had no ii, for they have some gods they wor
idea such things were going on. We ship; thousands in this land have no
talk of the heathen ! 0 ye who merely gods at all. They have not had our
feel for poor sinners, come and see ! privileges in hearingof redeeming love,
Thousands and thousands within ninety but a question is necessary to be put
mUes of the metropMs are perishing for here : How can the poor cottagers in
lackof knowledge. Here are persons who England hear without a preacher?
know nothing of Jesus, do not know And how many thousands are destitute
the Saviour of the world ; here are of faithful teachers who can point tliein
persons coming with children, &c, to to glory, honour, and bliss ! Let us,
be charmed out of their troubles. Sure with Mary, do what we can.



GREAT PROSPERITY ON A HOME and fifty hearers, and often we see it

VILLAGE STATION. AFFECTING so on the morning of the Christian
Sabbath, and in the evening generally
crowded. At Marshalsea the pulpit
SUNDAY SCHOLAR. stairs and every nook and corner are
The Congregations upon the sta filled. God is with us, his word runs
tion at Moivcom I u' h in thethree and is glorified. The afflictions of
Chapels and in the Cottage Services, Providence are felt, both the mission
continue to he large and often over ary and his flock have had to pass
flowing. I am much engaged in the through deep waters of adversity.
duties of my office as an Evangelist, One dear boy has been just called
amt meet with continued tokens of the to join the ranks above; his mother,
Divine blessing it pon my labours, which who followed to the grave her first
are in season and out of season, if by born son, has been led to Jesus as her
any means poor sinners may he drawn peace and shelter. Only a few years
to the Saviour. The promise in Christ since she was with her neighbours a
is so ample, and the Gospel so adapted sabbath-breaker, and worse than some
to man as a moral, spiritual, and im of them ; she would swear and, lie.
mortal being, that with all the ministers To the Missionary she has often said,
of the cross, I feel an anxious desire " None need despair of God's mercy ;
to see all who hear of the Saviour, when I was under the window, beforo
made savingly acquainted with him. our chapel was built, with a hard and
My congregation at Kish Pond, at nine wicked heart, but the word came over
o'clock on the Sabbath morning, con me ; my heart was melted , I could hard
tinues an animating one. To see in such ly stand." The dear child, only nine
a natural waste the families assemble years old, sung a little before his death;
in the house of God at such an early being told that Mr. Hargreaves had
hour, where but a few years since there called, be begun with his quivering
were no people that had the marks of lips and faltering voice :
the Lord's redeemed ones, no place " Little children will be there
of worship, and no minister of God. From every Sunday School,
to proclaim salvation from sin and hell, Oh ! that will be joyful, joyful,
is a sight that the angels in heaven "When we meet to part nq more."
throng to behold : then here at eleven It was very affecting and encouraging.
o'clock, where in 18S1 some eight or About ten days ago I had a very
ten could hardly lie seen in our cottage interesting visit to a gipsy encamp
at the commencement of the career ment ; there were twelve of these
of your missionary, and twenty adults, interesting creatures. When I spoke
were peculiarly encouraging; instead of God having a son and sending bint
of this, we have a commodious chapel. to die for sinners, the aged gipsy who
When filled, it contains two hundred had passed threescore years and ten,
20 Home Missionary Magazine
stopped me and said in great haste, a description of it. Being among the
"My dear gemman, I was once told first in the field, I had a command
that before, can it be true?" Here was ing view of them as they came along
an opening for a plain statement of the the lanes ; the banners flying and the
gospel, and who can tell but this plain sweet sounds of praise were truly
narration, at which many might have delightful ; they formed round a wag
curled the lip of scorn as being what gon that answered for a pulpit; they
they had always known, might, being were again addressed, and paid great
told only a second time to a gipsy sin attention. When the services were
ner, be made the power of God unto finished, they left in the same or
salvation. We all knelt down upon derly manner, each repaired to their
the grass, the sun shone upon us with own chapel. We had a hundred child
his setting beams, nature was still, and ren who took tea, besides seventy
the God of the families of all flesh parents and teachers. After tea the
heard our prayer: they were all thank children repeated hymns and sung;
ful for this opportunity. you may judge of the spirit with which
the children entered into the services ;
we met about twelve, and it -was nine
INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF A SUN before we came to a finish ; even then
DAY SCHOOL MEETING. HO- the children were full of life and joy,
SANNAS FROM THE LIPS OF for after the meeting was done, dark
as it was, they mustered at the door,
and sang down to our door, where
Since my last many changes have forming round they sang a parting
taken place among us ; death has called hymn : thus ended our meetings. I
many to give in their account. Often was a time of much enjoyment. In all
have I been called to visit the sick and the chapels the meetings were well
dying ; last week three that I attended attended, and a greater interest has
died ; they all seemed anxious about been excited than on any former meet
their souls : many are still in the fur ing. I do hope it has been the means
nace. I have visited 1474 families with of doing good. It was no small cause
tracts; most of my meetings are well ofjoy to see those who formed different
attended. Oh that tlieLordwouldmake sections of the Church, forgetting all
bare his holy arm ! We have again had this and uniting to do good. Would to
our meetings with the children to pre God that the time was come when the
vent them from going to Houghton watchmen in Zion should see eye to
feast ; it was a delightful time ; on the eye ; when all who love the Lord
Monday a great number of children at should be of one heart, and unite in
tended ; they came to the field in the doing good. I feel thankful for all that
greatest order. They met in their God has enabled me to do in advancing
different chapels, and with their ban his cause in this place, and I do hope
ners flying they came to the place of that many of these dear children will
meeting, where they were addressed yet rise up to call God blessed. Our
by different ministers ; they behaved school does well, the children seem 10
very well. In the evening meetings increase in knowledge ; may God make
were held among the friends in the dif their knowledge saving, that so when
ferent chapels, which were well at we are gathered to our fathers, they
tended ; but the Tuesday is the great may be for God, that so race unto race
day of the feast, and so it was to us. may praise him !
The day was fine, the Monday was ra
ther dull and cold , but this day the sun
shone, inspiring all with joy. About THE INFLUENCE OF HOME MISSIONS
twelve the children began to muster, ON FOREIGN MISSIONS ELE
but in greater numbers. What a love VEN POUNDS COLLECTED AFTER
ly sight to see so many children so
clean and sohappy,assemblingforsuch
a purpose! and though we could not In the Home Missionary Magazine
stop all from going to spend their mo for December there are some striking
ney for that which is not bread, it was ly appropriate observations from the
no small mercy we had with us about pen of the Rev. R. Spencer, and I am
one thousand children and a vast con happy in being able to furnish a pleas
course of grown up persons. Oh that ing illustration of the following sen
the friends of the society could but tence : " In all my eugagements
have seen the sight ! I feel it quite throughout this tour, 1 have urged the
impossible to give you any thing like importanccof home missionary labours,
for February, 1839. 21
from their important bearing upon the ing resting upon Home Missionary
propagation of the Gospel abroad." On efforts, such a congregation in such a
Sabbath afternoon, Nov. 11th, we place would not have been brought
were favoured with a visit from the together; such an interest in the salva
Rev. R. Knill, as a deputation from tion of the heathen would not have
the London Missionary Society. The been felt, and such a collection for a
villagers came from all parts of the Foreign object would not have been
station, and our Home Missionary made. Not many years have passed
Chapel was filled to overflowing; and away since, in all probability, these
indeed, some were compelled to return same individuals did not voluntarily
without hearing Mr. Knill's truly inte contribute eleven shillings for religious
resting and powerful appeal. THE purposes ; but now the Bible Society,
COLLECTION WAS ELEVEN the Missionary Society, the Tract
POUNDS. ELEVEN POUNDS! Society, our County Associations, and
AND GIVEN TO SEND THE other kindred institutions, are all in a
GLAD TIDINGS OF SALVA measure benefited by their contribu
TION TO THE HEATHEN A- tions. Thus the Lord has been pleased
BROAD! AND WHO GAVE to fulfil his promise, "I will bless yon,
THIS MONEY? BRITISH VIL and you shall be a blessing." As our
LAGERS. BUT WHY DID THEY own country becomes evangelized, in
GIVE IT ? AS A PROOF THAT struments will be raised up and means
A " JUST IMPRESSION OF THE supplied to carry the tidings of salva
VALUE OF THEIR OWN SOULS tion to earth's remotest bounds. May
HAD PRODUCED COMPAS the Great Head of His church so abun
SION FOR THE SOULS OF dantly bless the efforts of all His ser
OTHERS." I think it is not too much vants that the whole earth may soon
to affirm that but for the Divine bless be filled with his glory !


CHINA. MEDHURST, pp. 322, sire to worship the living and the true
323. God only.
Q. Do you feel that you are a great
Substance of the Questions usually pro sinner, and deserving of eternal pun
posed to Chinese candidates at the time ishment? .(. I know that I am a sin
, of their Baptism. ner, and that I ought to suffer the pun
Q. Why do you wish to receive ishment due to sin.
Christian Baptism 1 A. Because I feel Q. Do you think that any good per
myself to be a great sinner, and now formance of your own will be sufficient
desire to repent of my sins that I may to save you ? A. All I can do will be
obtain forgiveness. wholly insufficient to save me ; and I
Q. Do you think that Baptism alone pray for salvation through the merits
is able to save your soul? A. No; but of Christ alone.
1 believe that Jesus Christ, who com Q. Is it with the view of advancing
manded believers to be baptized, is your worldly interests, that you wish to
able to save me. be baptized ! A. No: my sole reason
Q. What has Jesus Christ done for for desiring baptism is, that I may be
you'! A. He suffered and died, to come a disciple of Jesus Christ.
atone for my sins, and procure my sal Mr. Editor, May not the search
vation. ing questions put to the Chinese, be
Q. Do you wish to follow the doc usefully communicated even to profess
trine of Christ in preference to that of ing British Christians, as a means
the Chinese sages 1 A. I do, because whereby they may test their own sin
I believe that Christ alone can guide cerity in the requisites of real Chris
me to happiness and heaven. tianity ?
Q. Can you truly say that you have Yours,
forsaken the vain superstitions of your A Subscriber,
countrymen? A. I have hitherto fool M.
ishly worshipped idols, but now I de
92 Home Missionary Magazine
Mon., 21.A Meeting of the Minis In a village where I labottr, there is
ters only, at Bridge-street Chapel. no church, and of course no clergy"
The Rev. Mr. Crisp to address man : the people are remarkable for
them on their peculiar duties to the their indifference to religion and the
church and the world. neglect of its ordinances; indeed,
Tues., 22.At the Tabernacle. Rev. many of them are so poor, they have
Mr. Jack. The nature and neces no clothes but those they work in, and
sity of a revival of religion. as they can come out on a week even
Even. At Broadwall Chapel. Rev. ing in this dress, they hear no sermons
R. Knill. Duty of Christians to un but those preached by ine ; and this is a
converted relatives, neighbours, strong argument to pious churchmen to
their country, and the world. support the Home Missionary Society.
Wed., 23. At the Pithay Chapel. As in all the villages I preach in, a
Rev. Mr. Lucy. Duty of members profanation of the sabbath is a pro
of churches to each other. minent feature of the inhabitants, I
At the same Chapel. Rev. Mr. Pro- have done all in my power to show
bart. On spiritual lethargy. them the evil of so doing. I went for
Thurs., 24.At Lodge-street Chapel. several sabbath mornings at nine
Rev. Mr. Haines. The almost chris o'clock and preached to the poor at
tian. B., then came to preach at the chapel
Even. Castle-green Chapel. Rev. here. One sabbath morning I remark
Mr. Winter. Danger of stifling ed that before we met again, one of
convictions. those who were hearing might be in
[We are much gratified in giving eternity, for we knew not what a day
the preceding account to our readers, might bring forth. Next Lord's day
of meetings held in Bristol for the came, and two of the cottagers agreed
extension of the knowledge of the to bury their potatoes in their gardens,
Saviour at home and abroad, and the and the places were prepared for them.
more so, as they greatly increase our The wet prevented them, and one of
hopes that the ministers of Somerset the men who had been hearing me,
shire and their affectionate coadjutors, on the Sabbath previous, resolved
the members of their churches, are de to carry them to his bed-room, which
termined to render the sphere of their lay in the upper story. Afier he had
labours a noble model for other coun finished his Sabbath morning's work,
ties, and which, if generally adopted, he fell down, was unable to rise,
and adopted it ought to be by all who and by three o'clock in the afternoon
profess to " love their neighbours as he entered an eternal world. His wife
themselves," would soon render the took notice of what I had said to some
exertions of the Home Missionary neighbours and some of his friends,
Society no longer needful. May the who saw the hand of God cutting him
prayers which will have been pre down in the midst of his breaking the
sented to the Author of mercies at sabbath, resolved to break the sabbath
these special meetings, ere onr pages no more. I improved the solemn event
are perused by our interested read at the chapel here, and in the village
ers, be followed with the richest be where it happened. This is the third
nedictions; and may the whole of the sudden death iu this place in the short
British churches ere long appear but term of six months : loud calls to be
as one vast temple, imploring the also ready. I hope this will be a warn
hearer and answerer of prayer to ing to those who work on the Lord's-
come quickly and take possession of day ; for though the Lord has appoint
the crown of all the earth. Truly ed a day in which he will judge the
do we long for the day when every world, yet he sometimes comes out of
valley shall be exaltedevery moun his place to punish the inhabitants of
tain and hill shall be made lowthe the world. 1 once preached in this
rough places plain, the crooked places person's house, but because some un
straight ; when the glory of the Lord godly persons mocked him for so doing,
shall be revealed, and all flesh shall he forbade me coming again.
see it together. Yes, and it shall come,
for the mouth of the Lord has spoken CHRISTIAN CHURCH FORMED AT A
On New Year's Day a few penitent
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believers in Jesus Christ were united length that she could no longer bear
together in sacred fellowship at New- the fatigue of riding to chapel, and
bourgh, near Ormskirk, Lancashire, therefore resigned herself up a prison
whose history proclaims in affecting er, as it were, within the walls of her
language, the great necessity of more cottage. At length she became so weak
exertion on behalf of the thousands as to be unable to leave her bed, and
in our own land who are perishing in during several years of her confinement
their sins ! The Rev. Messrs. Alex there, she was never heard to murmur;
ander, Greatbatch, and Tunstall, she was indeed a striking instance, or
(neighbouring pastors,) were engaged rather illustration, of the weakness and
on the pleasing and solemn occasion. helplessness of frail humanity, and
equally an illustration of the richness
and sufficiency of divine grace.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE Of the bodily sufferings she endured
HOME MISSIONARY MAGAZINE. no nne, who did not witness them,
could form any accurate idea. As her
Sir, In concluding the remarks end drew near, she expressed herself
which your kindness has allowed me in language the most clear and scrip
to insert in your interesting periodical, tural :
I will state a few particulars respect
ing the death of an individual, a hear " Other refuge have I none,
Hangs my helpless soul on thee."
er of the gospel at the village of I .
If I rightly apprehend the object " How," said a friend, "do you feel
which your Society has in view, I un in the prospect of death ?" " Not ele
derstand its aim to be the training of vated but safe. I am a sinner, guilty
our village population for eternity. enough ; but Jesus died for me, on
What a noble enterprise is this! Glad Him Is my dependence ; 1 shall not
ly would Gabriel exchange his exalted sink resting there." In this calm and
station beside the eternal throne, for confident frame, and animated with
an office of such dignity, and involving the hopes which the gospel holds forth,
matters of such lolly consequence. she fell asleep in Jesus, Dec, 1834,
The person, an account of whose death aged 53.
I will briefly relate, was a poor wo She bad been a member of the church
man who had a very large family. Not at I about ten years, nearly seven
only had she the anxieties and cares of which she was confined to her
arising from her duties as a mother, bed. Her remains rest in tbe village
but her husband was a constant source church} anl, beside those of bet hus
of trouble and vexation, often spend band, who had died the previousmonth
ing at the alehouse the money which awaiting the voice of the archangel
ought to have bought his children bread. and the trump of God, which shall re
It pleased God, however, tu visit her verberate through the chambers of the
in her " low estate ;" by some means tomb, awakening to glory and immor
she was brought under the sound of tality those that sleep in Jesus. " Let
the word, and it was blessed to her; me die the death of the righteous!"
she was, by its light and power, enabled C.
to discover her condition as a fallen
sinner ; she heard also of Gilead's balm
and the Physician there ; she sought THE CASE OF THE WIDOW BALL.
and found peace, even the peace of An affectionate and earnest appeal
God which passeth all understanding. is hereby made on behalf of the widow
But soon the day of trial came : of the Rev. John Ball, who had ful
clouds began to gather around her : filled, with untiring zeal, and with
affliction was laid upon her : it pleased ardent and successful efforts, the ex
the wise Arranger of all events to de hausting services of a Home Mission-
prive her of the use of her limbs, and nary ; as his brief memoirs inserted in
thus she was unable to frequent the onrlast year's volume, page 157, have
sanctuary. So highly however did she fully stilted. Mrs. Ball is left with
estimate the advantages of public wor eight children nearly dependent upon
ship, that she desired her arm chair to her : her means are altogether inade
be fixed upon four wheels, that, being quate. The Home Missionary Society
unable to walk, she might be drawn ; have voted her a small sumto the
this was accordingly done, and on the full extent of their means ; and it is
sabbath evening, her children were hoped that so affecting a case will
fonnd " drawing mother to meeting," meet the response of many who pos
as they expressed it. She continued sess the means, and wish to be re
however to get weaker, and found at freshed by the luxury of doing good.
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Donations will be gratefully receiv peculiar sensation instantaneously

ed for tier, by the officers and direc overspread my whole frame as he
tors of the Home Missionary Society ; gave utterance to those truly solemn
and also at the Society's Rooms, 11, words : the sound of his well-known
Chatham-place, Blackfriars. voice seems again to vibrate upon my
Feb. 1, 1839. ear while I am writing.And again
I fancy I bear the alarming sentence
" I am a dying man, I feel 1 am
THE DYING POSTMAN. going!" I replied, "Well, dear
" May death conclude my toils and cares ! friend, I ask you then as a ' dying
May death destroy my sins and fears ! man,' on what are you building your
May death, through Jesus, be my friend ! hope of pardon and everlasting salva
May death be life when life shall end ! tion?" He said, " I am looking only
Crown my last moment witli thy pow'r
The latest in my latest hour ; to the Lord Jesus Christ. I have been
Then to Immanuel's land I soar, a very great sinner, but I look to him
Where fears and death are known no more.'' for pardon and mercy." I endea
In a small town in England, where voured plainly and scripturally to
for some years I have regularly dis point out to him the way of salvation
charged the solemnly-important du through the infinite merits of a cruci
ties of the Christian ministry, under fied Saviour, read a portion of Scrip
the wing of the Home Missionary So ture, engaged in prayer with him,
ciety, lived a man whose employment and then left him, with a promise to
was to deliver letters from the Post- visit him again the very first oppor
office to the inhabitants of that town. tunity. The following day being the
He frequently came to my bouse for Sabbath, I did not call upon him, as
the above purpose. He was a tall, my Sabbath-day duties occupy the
spare man ; very civil and obliging ; whole of my time, and consume all
punctual in the discharge of bis duty, my strength. On the morning of
and remarkably trustworthy. He Monday I again visited him ; he said
lived too much, like many more, in to me, " I thought of you yesterday,
the neglect of religion, and seemed and earnestly longed to be with you
somewhat careless respecting his in the house of God. I spent but lit
soul's eternal concerns. Sometimes tle time last night in sleep, for almost
he would have to deliver letters a the whole of the night I was confessing
considerable distance from the town, my sins to God, and crying aloudfor par
and on these occasions he was in the doning mercy." I told him I was truly
habit of borrowing a horse of some glad to find him in that state of mind ;
friend to carry him to the desired for, alas ! too many are found boast
spot. On one of these excursions he ing of their good hearts and good
fell from the horse, and unfortunately works, instead of seeking pardon
broke some of his ribs ; and for some through the precious blood of Christ.
time was closely confined to his bed. He said, " I have nothing to boast of,
I visited him in bis affliction, for my only hope is in the atoning blood
which he seemed truly grateful. It of the Saviour." I engaged in prayer
pleased God in his rich mercy to re with him, and left him. The follow
store him again to the enjoyment of ing day he was taken to a neighbour
health. After his merciful recovery ing town, ill as he was, by his own
he took a seat in the chapel, and re request, to consult an eminent phy
gularly attended on the means of sician there, and there he died ! !
grace. A short time since he was After the lapse of only a few days
taken ill, and he sent for me. I im since my last interview with him, his
mediately went. He said, " I thought body passed by my door in funeral
you would have called upon me, did procession, to be deposited in the
you not miss me from the chapel ?" I silent tomb ; while I indulge the
replied, " You were not at meeting pleasing hope that his immortal spirit,
last Sabbath, but yon were the Sab sanctified by redeeming grace, was
bath before, and I thought you were received to the mansions of eternal
perhaps gone out of the town : I did blessedness. Surely, surely we ought
not hear of your illness, but I intended to labour in season and out of season,
calling upon you this very day : and for the benefit of our dying fellow-
I was actually making arrangements creatures, seeing that they are fast
to do so." " Well, Mr. h -", (call hastening to an eternity of bliss or
ing me by name, and affectionately woe. L.
taking me by the hand,) ''lama dy
ing man, I feel I am going." A very
for February, 1839. 25


The Ladies' Committee conducting the Sale, which is to take
place in May next, as usual, thus early and earnestly entreat a
continuance of the former kindness of their friends, and the friends
of the great cause of Home Missions, to forward, in due season,
such Articles as will be likely to produce the best result.
If the providing suitable Articles for the Sale, is commenced
early, (the importance of which, they beg leave to press upon the
attention of their friends,) it will occasion a larger quantity, in
creased interest in the Sale itself, and relieve from that hurry and
slender provision, which result from beginning to think and act
for the Sale only in April or May.
11, Chatham Place, Slachfriars,
Feb. 1, 1839.

"SEEK the lord while he may should be spared, they felt the ap
BE FOUND." peal of God's word, " Seek the Lord
while he may be found." Aud it was
The four following illustrations have the more remarkable, as this was the
recently occurred at a station aided first fatal accident that had ever oc
by the Home Missionary Society : curred in that pit during all the years
A was in the very prime of it had been worked.
life, and employed in the coal-mine B was a young man lately out
of . In this pit there are many of his time, and the hope of his pious
pioos workmen; and A , by their widowed mother, who had been left
example and conversation received with several children, and who de
many religious impressions. For a pended greatly on him for their sup
while he made a creditable profession port. The last few months he had
of piety, and regularly attended the constantly attended the means of
means of grace; but latterly lie had grace, and had evidently given some
been so far seduced by the tempta attention to his Bible ; but whether
tion to drink, that he almost entirely he had been further affected than to
forsook the house of God, and was form resolutions of future piety, could
the frequent companion of drunkards. not be gathered from his discourse. A
During the last week he had absented powerful appeal was made to him in
himself from his work, and had passed the providence of God by some so
the time in rioting at the public- lemn dispensations in his immediate
house ; but conscience then awoke, neighbourhood, and particularly by
and in an agony of remorse he re the entrance of a very malignant
turned to his fellow-labourers at the fever into his house, which first laid
pit, and there professed to one of his sister on a bed of sickness for
them his deep shame at his miscon many weeks, and then attacked his
duct; adding, that he had taken a so mother, who speedily sunk under its
lemn determination to turn unto God, ravages, and died, leaving all the fa
and that now, if he were spared, he mily to her care. At this period he
would seek that grace which he had conversed with a neighbour on soul
so awfully despised. The opportunity concerns, and declared how he would
had been fully given, but it was now labour for the rest; especially resolv
past. He descended with the rest, ing that they should attend the Sun
and began his work, but in half an day-school, and be brought up in the
hour the coal above fell and crushed fear of God ; but scarcely was the
him to death. He was raised to the mother buried, when he himself was
surface, a mangled corpse; and on his attacked by the fever. I immediately
companions relating the vow he had visited him, and endeavoured, while
made of what he would be if now he yet he could give attention, to ascer-
26 Home Missionary Magazine
tain the real state of his heart. His a considerable time he had given up
description of himself was very sum keeping the Lord's-day ; all its sa
mary and affecting. " I know the cred hours being devoted to his
salvation that Christ has wrought, but worldly concerns. I received, with
to me it's all a mystery how I can get some surprise, a request to visit him
any part in it." The simple direc on his sick bed, and he frankly told
tion was presented, ' Ask, and ye me that he had entirely departed from
shall receive,' and the promise ex God, but found it would not do : he
plained, ' He that believeth shall be had never been happy, his heart was
saved.' It had been often impressed quite hard, and he would completely
upon him before, but the declaration alter if God would spare him. After
of feeling it a mystery, seems to jus several interviews, he evidently got
tify the fear of inattentionif it were worse, and felt his end to be near.
so, thought was excited too late, for His constant description of himself
after this he lost the power, and in a was, that his heart was quite hard ;
few days was numbered with the that he could not pray ; the wicked
dead, one drove his mind instantly away
C was a petty farmer, caring from prayer whenever he attempted
for neither God nor man; a blas it, and that he had no hope. This
phemer, a drunkard, an infidel. He was his last expression to me. After
lived in the most debased manner, presenting many thanks for the pains
and was infamous for vice of the low taken to explain to him the way of
est kind. At the first visit I made to salvation, he said that he had no
his wretched hovel, which was hardly hope, not the least, and soon after he
fit to shelter cattle, I found him dead expired.
drunk, stretched on a filthy bedstead
without even straw upon the muddy
sacking. Being verv powerful and Books for New Year's Pre
depraved, he was the dread of his sents.
neighbourhood, and several robberies '' New Year's gifts," as tokens of
were attributed to him. It was on a affection, are commonly made by pious
Saturday night, when I was just re parents and friends, in presents of
tiring to bed, that a neighbour came valuable books.
to me and begged 1 would go with Probably it would be difficult to
him to a public-bouse at some little suggest a more practicable means of
distance, where a man, he feared, rendering permanent service to young
would die of a hurt he had received persons : because a volume of reaf
in a fight, unless some assistance excellence, adapted to promote Chris-
could be rendered. I went immedi tian edification, cannot fail to be
ately, and found, in a back, stone prized as an expression of friendship
kitchen, this poor, wretched crea or love, far beyond its original cost
ture, stretched on a long stool, and in money ; while the sight of the gift
surrounded by his companions, many would induce the more careful or fre
of them quite intoxicated, and none quent reading of it, so that according
able to give the least assistance. No to its subject and character, it would
doctor could be got, and I therefore be the means of intellectual improve
opened a vein, but could obtain no ment, or even of eternal salvation.
blood ; and after spending much time Youivg Persons are particularly
in vain attempts at re-animation, I contemplated by the writer of these
was obliged to leave him as entirely remarks : and he holds that Christian
dead. The post mortem examination parents and friends cannot act more
showed that the jugular vein was rup wisely or more economically, in making
tured by a blow behind the ear, and small presents at this season, than by
that he fell dead on the spot. So in a means of a choice volume or set of
moment, in the twinkling of an eye, books.
this athletic despiser of God was laid Christian Ministers ought never
a corpse upon the ground, and his to be forgotten by their people at this
turbulent spirit called before the judg season of the year : and the present
ment-seat. of a valuable book on such an occa
was ruined by the abuse of sion, has, in numerous instances, been
prosperity. He had been brought up the, means of the most refined delight
at least in the forms of religion ; and both to the giver and the receiver.
for some years continued in them, Many a worthy mimister with a large
but as his business increased, his whole family and small resources has been
heart became occupied in it ; and for efficiently aided by such contributions,
for February, 1839.
from those who have profited by the and with his assistance there are ser
preaching of the gospel of Christ. vices in four of the villages during the
Humk Missionaries have a pe week. There are five villages connected
culiar claim upon Hi- Christian pnblic: with this station, at distances of two,
for their resources are in no cases too three, and six miles, lying in different
ample : and their gratitude for such directions around B . In three of
presents may be more easily conceive them chapels have been erected, and in
than expressed the other two, large rooms are opened.
Three works only shall be mentioned Since I came, now about eleven weeks,
in this place as peculiarly deserving there have been 102 services, besides
the choice of those who desire such in many extra ones which were conducted
formation for their directions ; they are in the choice of hymns and tunes, and
different in their character and prices. addresses in every respect, entirely
" The Pictorial Bible," 3 vols, for children. All the services are well
imperial 8vo. about 42s. attended, and those for children have
"Duncan's Philosophy of the created great interest. W here, before,
Seasons," 4 vols. 12mo. 24s. it was difficult to get the children to
"Timpson's British Ecclesiasti chapel, it has now been said that " the
cal Histhry," one thick volume Us. parents cannot keep them at home."
This latter work seems peculiarly By condescending, bn these special oc
appropriate for the season on account casions, to interesteven to amuse as
of the mass of information it contains well as instruct them, a surprising
relating to every denomination of change has been produced in their ge
Christians in the British Empire. neral attention and good behaviour.
Last Sabbath afternoon there occurred a
sight so noble, so fraught with present
INTERESTING ACCOUNT FROM A joy, so full of glorious hope, and withal
so peculiar, that perhaps such an one
has seldom before been seen. From the
Dear Sir,This station, you know, five surrounding villages there came
is very different from most of the others, into the town interesting bands. They
in the manner in which it is managed were the Sabbath-school children with
and supported. Its funds are drawn their teachers ; and not far behind fol
partly from the aid which your Society lowed parents and friends in great num
affords, and partly from free contribu bers. They came into the Cross-street
tions. This peculiarity in its constitu Chapel, where Mr. K addressed the
tion gives a great advantage to the sta parents, and another address was given
tion ; for it causes the C street people to the children. Our two hundred
to feel an interest in what is going on children added to those of Cstreet,
around them ; stirs up a feeling of nearly filled the galleries. The place
Christian generosity and devotedness in was densely crowded ; and when from
their minds ; and thus allows not " the infant voices there arose the sweet
Missiouary" to work alone. Zealous united song of praise, one tide of plea
and intelligent young men aid him in sure seemed to How through every
maintaining six and sometimes seven heart. After a little refreshment at
services every Sabbath-day ; while the houses of different friends, the
others are found, of suitable talents, villagers and their children returned,
willing to superintend the Sabbath lamenting that the happy day had
schools, established in every village. passed so soon. To the teachers of
Here is no solitary unbefriended labour ; the children and their friends it was a
but " the Missionary"obtains encourag day of triumph. " Now thanks be
ing sympathy from all who are so unto God," was the expression of their
pleasantly, so usefully employed: Mr. hearts, "who always causeth us to tri
K also, who possesses, I need not as umph in Christ." The day of my
sure you, a true Home Missionary spirit, leaving the scene of such pleasures
condescends to be a fellow-labourer ; will, I assure you, be a very painful one.
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Sung at Ranelagh Chapel, on Sunday, January 27 1839
After a Sermonfor the School, from Prov. xix. 35.

Kind compassion's tender care

Brought us to this house of prayer,
Taught us sacred truth to prize,
Made unto salvation wise.
God's good word is now our guide ;
May its holy rules abide :
May our future lives express
Truth, and peace, and righteousness.
On the Sabbath we rejoice,
Listening to our teacher's voice,
Telling of a Saviour's love,
How He died and pleads above,
How the young He still receives,
All their wants and woes relieves
Takes them in His loving arms,
Keeps them from ten thousand' harms.
Saviour, on us shed thy grace,
While we feebly sing thy praise,
Mingling with it fervent prayer
For our friends assembled here.


When Nicodemus ask'd the Lord
His mission to explain,
Jesus at once declar'd the word,
" Ye must be born again."
Whether we 're now in age or youth,
Let all henceforth remain
Assur'd of this essential truth,
" Ye must be born again."
Is your obedience to God's law
Your hope ? That plea is vain :
Cease thence the smallest hope to draw,
" Ye must be born again."
What though you're moral, and yon deem
Your life without a stain ;
Let not these words a trifle seem,
" Ye must be born again."
Would you escape the wrath of hell,
A place in heaven obtain 1
The only way ismark it well,
" Ye must be born again."
for February, 1839. 29

Spirit Divine, tliy light impart,

To make the doctrine plain,
And then imprint on every heart,
" Ye must be born again."
Thames Diiton. J, C.


"Pilgrim, burden'd with thy sin,
Come the way to Zion's gate;
There, till mercy lets thee in,
Knock, and weep, and watch, and wait.
Knock ! He knows the sinner's cry :
Weep! He loves the mourner's tears:
Watch ! for saving-grace is nigh :
Waittill heavenly light appears.
Hark ! it is the Bridegroom's voice :
Welcome, pilgrim, to thy rest;
Now within the gate, rejoice,
Safe and seal'd, and bought and blest !
Safe from all the lures of vice,
Seal'dby signs the chosen know ;
Boughtby love, and life, the price,
Blestthe mighty debt to owe.
Holy pilgrim ! what for thee,
In a world like this, remain?
From thy guarded breast shall flee,
Fear and shame, and doubt and pain.
Fear the hope of heaven shall fly,
Shamefrom glory's view retire,
Doubtin certain rapture die ;
Painin endless bliss expire."
From Crabbe's Poems,


From heav'n a seraph-form to earth came down,
And dwelt ; conversing with men, of yon worlds,
And scenes :his outward tabernacle weak ;
Sickly:his mind expansivejudgment clear
His understanding vastknowledge profound
Himself a messenger of God's pure word.
With deep emotion, thousands on bis lips
Would hang :while he, the scenes of Calvary
The plan of mercy the dark shades of death
The judgment-daythe glories of heav'n high
The miseries of deep helland love of God
With angel's intellect would clear unfold.
To win souls to Christ, his high ambition,
And souls be won: who with groans and weeping
To his Master came. His good Lord then said,
" Thy work is done; go, and receive thy crown."
His eyes in death he calmly clos'd :and then,
His spirit, sanctified by blood Divine,
Took her flight, mysteriously, on high.
In her native element to live : and near
The throne it stands, and gazes, and adores ! !
Pembridge, Herefordshire. L*
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NOTICE8 OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. important suggestions, arising from
experience and observation. Parents
A Commentary on the Actsofthe Apostles, and teachers will do well to read,
in the Catechetical form, for the use of
mark, and learn from these pages.
Families, Schools, and Bible Classes. By
John Morison, D. D: Ward and Co.
1. Gleanings from the Holy Scriptures,
The object of this work is so im or Texts arranged wider Subjects for
portant and highly useful, that the every day in the Year. 2. The Titles.
Author well deserves the thanks of all Attributes, Work, and Claims of the
engaged in instructing the young : it Holy Spirit. 3. Children's Bread, or
will be found a good assistant In Daily Texts for the Young.
family exposition. We trust that the
series will be continued. The above, published by the Re
ligious Tract Society , are all calculated
to do good and be useful.
1. The New Year's Gift. 2. The Wed
ding Present.
The Domestic Altar; or Prayers for the
The above, published by Thomas use of Families. By Ebenezer Temple,
Ward and Co., are very appropriate, Rochford. Thos, Ward and Co.
and will be found more suitable to
the occasions to which they refer than Such a plain, scriptural, suitable,
any we have seen. and devotional book as this is, was
much needed. The larger works on
the same subject, are invaluable ; but
Prayers for the Closet, By Joseph Free they are inaccessible to the million.
man. Thomas Ward and Co. This every villager may possess, to
We highly approve this little Vo whom, and to all our readers, we cor
lume, and doubt not that it will aid dially commend it.
the devotions of many.
Female Excellence , or, Hints to Daugh
The Church Awakened. Report of the ters, By a Mother. Religious Tract
Special Meetings, for the Revival of Society.
Religion, held in Surrey Chapel, Nov. A very excellent treatise ; plain
5th, and following days. Thomas and practical, and should be presented
Ward and Co. by all mothers to their daughters.
It is impossible to read this book
without pleasure and profit. We Light.
rejoice that the subject now occupies
much of the attention of Ministers This entertaining and useful little
and Christian Churches. We recom book, published by the Religious Tract
mend the perusal of this Report to all Society, will afford to all classes of
our friends. We had not read many readers, and especially to the young,
pages, without feeling the power not much instruction. It is a new subject,
only of the truths stated, but the and the illustrations are very excellent.
manner in which they are stated.
Proverbs of Solomon, an improved Version.
The Revivalistfor 1838. Conducted by the Bv the late Rev. W. Newman, D. D.
Rev. Joseph Belcher. Ward and Co. Edited by the Rev. George Pritchard.
Our readers are well acquainted This will be a pleasing and useful
with this pleasing and useful book. If little book for young persons : it
in former years it was good, it is not brought to our mind a delightful ar
too much to say that the Volume for rangement of the Proverbs in Brown's
1838, is still better, and well adapted Self Interpreting Bible; and this
for all ages and all classes. work will greatly aid the knowledge
and remembrance of this portion of
The Folded Lambs. Memorials of three
Children of the late Rev. Enoch Crook,
of Battersea. Ward and Co. Memoir of Mary Mercy Ellis, Wife of
Rev. W, Elliss. Religious Tract
Let all parents read this little book, Society.
and pray fervently that their dear
To those who feel an interest in the
children may be lambs of Christ.
great rause of Missions, this Memoir
will afford peculiar pleasure. It is one
Educational Reminiscences. Hatchard^ of the most interesting and affecting
Containing many most valuable and Memoirs we can read.
for February, 1839. 31
Ward's Library of Standard Divinity. unvarnished and unsophisticated. All
who have read the " Pilgrim's Pro
Archbishop . Leighton's Theological Lec gress," (and who has not ?) will wish
tures. Thomas Ward and Co. to read this volume ; and they will be
richly recompensed and delighted by
This will be an acquisition of con its perusal. It is divided into forty-
siderable Importance to young minis seven chapters all interesting and
ters and students, to whom we espe all instructive. If diligence in pro
cially and earnestly commend it. curing material, perspicuity in ar
rangement, facility of expression,
and power of applying principles and
Tracts for Infant Churches. By Edwd. facts, can recommend an author, or a
Parsons. John Snow. volume, they are to be found in these
These rive tracts, gathered into pages.
one little book, are replete with sa
lutary instruction, and will suggest
many a useful thought to Christians Christian Literature Leslie's Short and
Easy Method with the Deists. Wash-
and church members.

The Life, Times, and Characteristics of The Life and Times of the Countess of
John Banyan, Author of the '' Pil Huntingdon. Simpkin.
grim's Progress." By Robert Philip,
Author of " The Life and Times of
Whitefield," flTheExpenmentalGuide," Missionary Enterprise, or important Cal
fyc. Virtue. culation, Teetotalism, fyc. With an
Appeal on behalf of Home and Fo
The Life of John Bunyan is so reign Missions. By W. Wood. Wight-
mixed up with an important period
of English history, as it respects the
progress of, and persecuting opposi
tion to, the truth as it is in Jesus, that Socialism as a Religious Theory, irra
it is most desirable, especially in these tional and absurd, (as propounded by
days, to be possessed of an authentic Robert Owen and others.) By John
and full detail of facts, as they were, Eustace Giles, Leeds. Wightnufn.


(January, 1839. J
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Received 2 bundles of clothing from Mrs. Perkins,one for the Rev, J.
Hooper, the other for the Rev. W. Selbie.
The Rev. W. Selbie desires thankfully to acknowledge the receipt of a
bundle of very useful articles of clothing for the poor on his Station, from
the Committee of the Dorcas Home Missionary Society; and also his thanks
to Mr. J. Balbernie, of Pentonville, for a parcel containing a suit of clothes
for the Missionary, and some other articles of apparel.
The Rev. James Anderson, (Easington-lane,) begs to return thanks for
" Reed on the Ministry," and " Baker, on Temperance."

The Rev. Ebenezer Smith, late of Lyme, has accepted a call to
the Pastoral office at Milborne Port, Somersetshire, and com
menced his labours there Jan. 4, 1839.


The Home Missionary Prayer-Meeting for the present Month will
be held on Monday evening, February 18, at Claremont Chapel, (the
Rev. J. Blackburn's.)
The Rev. J. Robinson will deliver the Address.
Service to commence at Seven o'clock.

W. Tyler, Printer, Bolt-court, London.


MARCH, 1839.


Every opportunity should be em word in this village, to two persons in
braced to introduce the Gospel into particular, who are now engaged as
destitute villages. I found, as I pro ministers of the Gospel. One of them
ceeded, that my work increased ra gave the following account. "I
pidly in consequence of the invitations thought I would go one evening to
I received from persons who came hear Mr. at Y , and deter
to hear me, requesting that I would mined to have some sport. I put
come and preach in their houses. a few stones in my pocket to throw
Wherever I went I received a hearty at him while engaged in the service !
welcome, and was gratified by many When I entered the room the people
instances of success. On one occa were singing. I was so delighted
sion, a woman, upwards of seventy with the hymn and the tune, that I
years of age, came to me at the close determined to defer my intention till
of the service ; I had been preaching he was praying. Again I was pre
from John Hi. 7, "Ye must be born vented, for he prayed so fervently
again. ' Oh, Sir," said she, " this is for those who might have come out of
what I have wished to hear for a long mere curiosity, that I was perfectly
time ; I have been frequently very astonished that he should know my
uneasy in my mind, knowing that I design. I postponed throwing the
was not prepared for heaven ; and stones till he wash) his sermon, during
yet I could not tell what to do to be which my heart was impressed ; and
right. Now I see that I must be born though 1 never told him the circum
again." She was afterwards united stance, he will rejoice to hear that
to our church, and died in the Lord. God frustrated my attempt, and
Assisted by some members of my con brought me to seek my everlasting
gregation, I formed Sunday-schools in salvation." This account I received
several of the villages, which, by the from one of my members, to whom he
Divine blessing, were very success related it.
ful. One was established at Y , I began now to extend my opera
of which, a young friend, in his diary tions still farther to the north, even
writes thus:"After service a pre to the distance of fourteen miles, to
concerted plan was agreed on for es which place I rode, and generally re
tablishing a Sunday-school at this vil turned the same evening. I need not
lage, and the names of the children say that this was labour. A congre
accordingly entered. It appears to bid gation was collected, and the Wes-
fair for a useful establishment ; and leyans, to whom I resigned the room,
should the labours of the teachers be afterwards built a chapel, which is, I
attended with a blessing, then it will understand, well attended.
prove a happy means of instructing I had at this time ten places at
dark, untutored minds. I have en which I preached, at some of which
gaged as one of the teachers ; but, I administered the Lord's Supper
alas ! when I view myself, how unfit quarterly ; and I have much pleasure
and unworthy do I appear for such a in stating that instead of experiencing
responsible task, when the souls of opposition from the clergymen of the
the poor children are so immediately Established Church, I was generally
concerned ! It is their seed-time of treated by them with courtesy and
life, and what is now sown will, sooner respect. My object was not to make
or later, bring forth its respective proselytes to a party, or to increase
fruits." the members of a sect, but to win
Amongst other encouraging circum souls to Christ.
stances, it pleased God to bless the An excellent and amiable minister,
34 Home Missionary Magazine
the curate of a neighbouring town, P ." Here, likewise, a Sunday-
invited me to visit him, and after school was formed, which continued
wards preach in his parlour. " I prospering for several years.
should be happy," said he, "to add, The total number of children in the
' Come and preach In my pulpit,' but village schools were about 2.10. A
that I am prevented from doing." I yearly anniversary was observed, on
accepted his invitation, spent the day which day all the schools assembled
with him, and preached in the even at Jj , and after being collected in
ing. He repeated his invitation, ob the chapel, and an exhortation de
serving, " My parlour is too small ; livered to them, they were entertained
when you come next, I will procure with tea and cakes. The scene at
the Assembly-room there you will that time was most interesting and
have a greater number." He did so, gratifying. I am happy to say, these
the place was crowded. He read the villages are not deserted a Home
hymns and set the tunes, and I ad Missionary preaches the word to
dressed the congregation. What a them ; and 1 trust his labours will bo
lovely instance of liberality on his abundantly owned of God.
part ! He died a few years after, (To be continued.)
previous to which, he said, " I mean
to leave you alegacy. If I die before
you, I trust you will regard the souls THE CONNEXION OF HOME WITH
of the people here, and come and
preach to them the blessed Gospel."
He died in the Lord. I complied with It is one of the pleasing features of
his request, a congregation was col the present times, that the Christian
lected, souls converted, and a chapel Church is arriving at the important con
built. viction of the intimate and indissoluble
Sometimes I took a ride for the connexion between home and foreign
purpose of searching out new spheres missions. It appears at once a very
of labour. In one of these excursions simple and reasonable position, that the
I came to the village of P , and evangelization of our own country is
seeing some men standing, I asked the method by which to awaken amongst
if they had any preaching there ? they us a deeper and more extended sympa
replied, " Not often." " Would you thy with the perishing millions of other
like to hear a sermon?" "Oh yes, lands. We are ready to feel surprised
very much." " Well, my friends, I that the noble-minded originators of
think I can induce a minister to come Missions to the heathen, did not at
and preach to you." They expressed once perceive this fact, and commence
their pleasure at the idea, and in a their heavenly undertaking in the land
short time I procured a room, aud en of their birth. But perhaps it was ne
tered on the work with very great cessary to arouse the slumbering ener
encouragement. I obtained ground, gies of the Church, that an object of
eventually, for a chapel , but ere the such vast magnitude as the conversion
bargain was completed, the proprietor of the world should at once be placed
insisted that I should have the con before them. that not the cries of
sent of the Vicar, for the erection of millions, but of hundreds of millions,
a chapel! I remonstrated against the should at once he beard. That not only
unreasonableness of such a request, from the benighted parts of Britain, but
but iu vain ; and I at last waited upon that the imploring cry, " Come over
him. He received me courteously, and help us," should sweep across
and I stated the object of my visit, every sea, and be reverberated by every
assuring him that there should be no shore. Let us bless God that this cry
service held during church hours. He has at length been heard ; that the
replied, he was perfectly agreeable, missionary spirit of the primitive ages
and I proceeded accordingly, A cha- is partially revived ; yet, still let us re
lep was erected, and immediately member that these are not the times for
rilled with regular and attentive hear mutual congratulations, whilst such
ers. Many were called to the know vast multitudes abroad and at home are
ledge of the truth, whom I met in a destitute of the means of evangelical in
private meeting for serious conversa struction.
tion. On one occasion an aged man, That the advance of religion in our
upwards of seventy, stated the feel own country will be the increase of the
ings of his mind, and with tears in his missionary spirit, no one can question.
eyes exclaimed, " Oh Sir, it was good Were all our citizens Christians, in
for my soul that you ever visited deed, what an amount of property, and
for March, 1839. 36
influence, and talent, would be devoted thall be urged, on the attention of the So
to the good of souls ! Were all the po ciety's Missionaries, that on the establish
pulations of our large and smaller towns ment of a station in any of the villages,
Christians, what wealth, and energy,
they shall embrace the earliest opportunity,
and enterprise, would be forthcoming and employ the most judicious methods of
for the cause of God and truth ! Were bringing before their congregations, and
all our villagers Christians, what an the children of the Sunday-schools, the
"Sgregate of smaller sums would be affecting situation of the distant heathen,
poured into our foreign Missionary in order to excite their gratitude for their
treasuries ! Were all our seamen Chris own peculiar privileges ; and also to sti
tians, what Missionaries would they mulate them by their prayers and pecu
become in every clime, and on every niary aid, in furthering the labours of
shore ! If all who are Christians among Foreign Missionary Societies. The best
us were but to cherish a deeper sym friends of the Home Missionary Society
pathy for their perishing fellow-coun have often been encouraged in their ar
trymen, and to put forth more vigorous duous labours, with the animating hope,
efforts for their evangelization, who can that, as they instrumentally extend the
tell how soon Britain might become one evangelization of Britain, a more abun
glorious temple of holiness to the praise dant increase of resources will be ob
and glory of Jehovah ! Then how mighty tained for the conversion of foreign
would be the energies employed in lands." Such is the " Instruction," and
sending forth the Gospel to heathen one proof of its practical operation is
lands ! How vast the instrumentality given in last month's Magazine, p. 21,
devoted to the salvation of the world ! where eleven pounds are reported as col
Friends of foreign Missions, think of lected for the London Missionary So
Home not by diminishing any exer ciety, after a sermon by the Rev. R.
tions put forth to send the Gospel to Knill, at one of the Home Missionary
the heathen. That cause is too vast and Society's stations. This is one instance
important to allow the withdrawment of out of many, where undeniable proof ia
a single penny, or the withholdment of given, that if the claims of our native
the smallest effort. Yet let not the vast land were more regarded, more would
territories of paganism cause you to be contributed to the cause of Missions
overlook the destitute parts of Britain. abroad.
Let not the cry of the multitudes abroad Let us, then, repeat the appeal :
drown the cries of multitudes at home. Friends of Foreign Missions, think of
Let not the spectacle of heathen temples Home, At the approaching anniver
in foreign lands turn away your atten saries of our Missionary institutions,
tion from those parts of your native prove, both by your attendance and
country where there are no temples contributions, at Exeter Hall, on the
whatever. We have been recently told 14th, as well as on the 9th of May,
of thirty-five thousand families in Lon that you feel a deep sympathy in the
don and its environs, destitute of the spiritual destitution of your perishing
oracles of truth ; what then must be the fellow-countrymen. Let the prayer-
moral condition of the country gener meetings for Home Missions, on the
ally ? Think of Home ! is the cry that third, as well as those for foreign oper
comes to ns from the Tweed to the ations, on the first Monday of each
Land's-end ; from the Irish sea to the month, have your countenance and co
Yarmouth.roads. " Come and helpus," operation. Think also of home in your
is the petition of every county to the closets and at your domestic altars.
Directors of the Home Missionary So Give more liberally to this important
ciety. Stations abound in every locality, department of Christian labour, till every
but the means are wanting to occupy one of Britain's sons and daughters
them ; and whilst this is the case, less
shall have the opportunity of hearing
must and will be done for the perishing the news of pardoning mercy. Remem
massos abroad than might otherwise be ber Him who " went throughout every
effected. city and village preaching and showing
Friends of Foreign Missions, think tbe glad tidings of the kingdom of God.
of Home j and as the friends of foreign
Behold the apostles entering upon their
Missions, think of home. One part of important labours, and " beginning at
the instructions furnished to every
Jerusalem." Friends of Foreign Mis
Home Missionary, is the following :
sions, think of these things, and " Go
" You will also promote the carrying
into effect, as early as possible, the ye and do likewise."
8th Rule of the Society, viz That if Islington, Feb. 14, 1839. W. S.
36 Home Missionary Magazine



EVILS RESULTING FROM BEER- bours; their conduct is changed to

SHOPS CONCERN AWAKENED the admiration ef those around, and
pleasing congratulations have been
FOR SALVATION. presented to me accordingly. My
In writing this time, I have nothing past year's labours were not in vain. I
very particular to state. The stations do hope my present and future may
are still occupied, which were re not be.
ported in the preceding communica Since my last, the attendance in
tions. Signs of good being done ap some of the places has considerably
pear on some of them. Many that increased, and consequently increased
in time past lived without hope and accommodation for them is seriously
without God in the world, appear to contemplated. Room is needed that
be under deep concern for the inte we may dwell.
rests of their immortal souls, some of Yet difficulties, impediments, and
whom are in the Society on trial. On counteractions thicken on every side.
the former station, a beer-shop is car The bush burns, yet is not consumed.
ried on, and the effects which of late I humbly, gratefully, and believingly
it has produced on the morals of the own the reason why.
population, are awful in the extreme. I have lately prpached as frequently
The interest, in consequence of it, has and in as many places as possible, on
received a lamentable shock ; and my Lord's-days. How precious, how im
labours, in a considerable measure, portant is the Sabbath !
have been rendered abortive. An awful judgment has recently
Is it too soon for the religious world occurred here. A drinking farmer,
to bestir itself on behalf of those nui returning late home in a state of in
sances that curse the country to such toxication, fell into water and was
a direful extent? The schools are drowned. Who does not shudder at
nearly the same ; the number of scho such a death? Would that the prin
lars at present something less than ciples and operations of Temperance
at the beginning of the quarter, by Societies were universally extended,
reason of the harvest. Tract distri and with entire success !
buting is continued. Books from the The Sunday-schools continue en
lending-libraries are read with much couraging, and some of the dear child
interest. ren, especially, not only improve in
Many thanks for the parcels sent. learning, but evince great attachment
to the institutions with which they are
I would offer some account of my In almost every county in England
stationmy proceedings, and my there are some customs peculiar to
prospects. the counties in which they are ob
I am become almost impatient to served ; and it cannot fail to strike a
see some more evident signs of the religious mind, on observing the dif
presence and blessing of the Lord. ferent customs, that, in almost every
The pleasure of a good attendance instance, they are unfavourable to re
on the word is great ; and acceptance ligion. Fairs, feasts, wakes, revels,
with the people, and the sanction of &c, are celebrated only as scenes of
the Society, are encouraging ; but al disgusting riot and drunkenness. No
together far from satisfying, without thing can be more annoying to a pious
the tokens of the Lord's presence and person, than to witness the folly and
blessing. My anxiety herein is, and iniquity exhibited by the agricultural
has been greater than I am able to labourers on these occasions. The
express. practice to which I refer is, that of
You will rejoice with me (yet with gathering largesses, and having, what
trembling) to hear that several per is termed, harvest frolics ; a practice,
sons appear much profited by my la which, if it exists in some of the ad-
for March, 1839. 37
jacent counties, I have never seen is she, and I will gladly go V " Thank
carried to the length to which it is yonr honour, she is five miles off, and
carried in this (Norfolk.) As the farm only I could not ask you to ride so
ers finish harvest, the men proceed to far, I would get my brother to give
visit all the respectable persons in the you his horse ; but, for the world , I
neighbourhood, and apply to every would not ask yon to go." " I will
passenger, asking for a largess. The go with much pleasure, if you can get
money so obtained is spent in drink ; me the horse." She thanked me again
so that for a week or ten days, at the and again. I went, and saw the lovely
conclusion of harvest, our towns and form of a sweet girl, (nineteen years
villages present nothing but confusion old,) sinking rapidly with decline.
and drunkennessmen reeling about She is since dead, and I have some
the streets, blowing horns, and shout hope that she rested on Christ for
ing in the most tumultuous manner. salvation.
Even professors of religion are so far
swayed by this custom, that they give
money to these applicants ; and the EAGERNESS OF THE VILLAGERS
small Christian churches in these rural TO RECEIVE THE GOSPEL MES
districts have frequently to mourn over
individuals who, under the influence SAGE.
of this custom, have transgressed the Having obtained help from on high,
rules of temperance. your agent continues to this day pro
pagating the glad tidings of salvation
among the poor and perishing villa
DELIGHTFUL PROGRESS OF THE gers. His soul is often animated, from
WORK OF THE LORD ON A MIS witnessing the happy influence of the
Gospel on the hearts and in the lives
of some of the people ; and he may
The work of the Lord is evidently hope to see still greater things yet, as
going forward, blessed be his name ! a great spirit of bearing continues.
The Witheridge people are quite anx This is gratifying, as the inhabitants
ious for me to commence collecting on the station are very widely scat
for a little chapel, as half the num tered. Their regular attendance
ber who would attend cannot get in. proves their love to the Gospel car
Were it not for my hiring a horse, the ried to them. The number of hearers
work must have stood still, as, since I at M , in particular, has greatly
came here, the weather has been con increased since my last communica
stantly wet. Indeed, more than once tion. The Sabbath and daily free-
or twice, I almost felt as if I never school are both well attended, and
could go through the labour. I was the children make rapid progress in
drenched with rain every Sabbath the knowledge of the Scriptures. Oh
but three since being here,. and ad that the grace of God, like the dew
dressing crowded assemblies, in rooms upon the tender herb, may distil upon
without any ventilation, which is very those young and tender minds, and his
weakening. The gratitude of the poor name alone shall be glorified. In
people is truly encouraging. I spent fact, things in this village never pre
about four hours explaining the scrip sented a more pleasing aspect. The
tures, to a respectable man, in his villages of L ,B , and C ,
own house, one evening ; and, coming to which I have referred in former
away, he said, " I have not had so journals, are in a most lamentably
much instruction since I was born." dark condition. I have hitherto vi
I never yet had to wait for the hour sited them occasionally, but from the
appointed for service, as the door is inclemency of the season, the expo
not five minutes opened, when the sure and roughness of the roads, to
room is filled. On the roads, tracts gether with their distance from my
are gladly and thankfully accepted. residence, I am compelled to decline
At the door, persons very often knock, them for the present. This has the
and the servant brings me up the more grieved me, as a spirit of hear
message, saying, " A poor woman (or ing prevailed; the people always re
man) wishes one tract, if you please, ceived me with pleasure, and appeared
Sir." Is not this pleasing 1 A few most thankful for my labours among
days ago a woman said to me, " Oh, them. Oh that some efficient means
Sir, my sister is near death, and she were shortly employed to supply
heard you once, and says she would those destitute, dying immortals with
give the world to see you." " Where the bread and water of eternal life!
38 Home Missionary Magazine
Within the last three months I on account of my other important
have visited a v )age which has been and many engagements. Many are the
some time dw pittite of a preached encouragements and the discourage-
Gospel. Sonu friends residing near ments of your agent; yet he humbly
the spot have built a small chapel, hopes that he rinds his sufficiency is
which they kindly allow to be used of the Lord. Looking nnto him, with
by your agent. The people are in a whom is the residue of the Spirit, he
state of great ignorance, and numer- would seek in all his efforts the ad-
ous evils abound in their grossest vancement of the Divine glory, the
forms. It would be an infinite mercy benefit of immortal souls, and the best
could we afford them a permanent interests of the Home Missionary So-
supply of the preaching of the Gospel, ciety.
This I am unable to do at present,


[We are sure that our readers will participate with us in the pleasure of
knowing that the Meetings at Bristol, referred to in our last, were most numer
ously attended,the deepest interest excited ; and that, at Broadmead and at
Castle-green, the chapels were crowded to excess; so much so, that numbers
were unable to obtain admission. We were not able to give the Resolutions
which were passed by the Friends of Missions at Bristol, and which preceded,
and led to the meetings so encouraging in their nature to our best hopes for the
diffusion of truth at home and abroad. Glad, indeed, shall we be if our Magazine,
in giving circulation to them, should in any measure assist in carrying more fully
into effect the highly important suggestions which they contain, and which, if
acted out in all their extensiveness, cannot but be followed with blessings to un
numbered millions, who are now entreating of the Churches of Christ to send
them a portion of the heavenly manna with which they have so long been fa
voured. Oh may the whole Christian Church soon awake to its solemn respon.
sibilities ; all is in motion around us, and all the promises point to days of tri
umph, and to scenes such as earth saw never, if the servants of the Saviour would
but combine, and take heaven, with all its blessings, by the force of holy and of
importunate prayer.Ed.]
AT a Meeting of the Ministers of Bristol, and other Friends of the London Mis
sionary Society, held at the York Hotel, Clifton, Monday, Jan. 7, 1839,
W. D. WILLS, Esq., in the Chair;
The general state of Missions to the heathen worldthe inadequacy of the re
sources of our different Societiesthe extended sphere of the London Missionary
Society, and its exhausted financesthe appeals which had recently been made
by the Directors for China, India, and the world at large, having been referred to
by the Rev. Richard Knill and Thomas Thompson, Esq., and although our un
feigned thanksgivings to the God of all grace were due for the benedictions with
which he had crowned the Society's operations, it was deemed a subject of deep
humiliation that notwithstanding it had now existed forty-four years, it had not
yet 10,000 communicants, nor 40,000 heathen children under its Christian care-
and that of the vast continents of Asia, Africa, and South America, a small por
tion only had been visited; and that for one empire, consisting of 360 millions,
scarcely more than one crumb from the table of Christian benevolence had vet
been provided. '
It was therefore unanimously Resolved,
I. That it be affectionately submitted to the consideration of the Directors that
notwithstanding the unceasing attentions of the Society's present officers, the pre
sent agency is utterly inadequate for securing that deep, and permanent, and grow
ing interest in the cause of Missions, which the Society's extended operations
requirethat additional aid ought to be promptly securedde-oted men, whose
for March, 1839. 39
energies, talents, commanding intellects, and known attachment to the cause
of Missions, hare already prepared them for the arduous task, and that in the
present openings which " cry for help from distant lands,'" and the agitated
movements of the general mind throughout the world presents, it is imperative
on the Churches of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, to demand such aid
from their respective Ministers, in the name and for the glory of an adorable Sa
viour, and that from such assistance Committees may be formed to watch over
every opening which China, Turkey, Persia, and South America may present,
preparatory to marking out to Auxiliary Societies in Bristol, Liverpool, Manches
ter, Leeds, and other places, certain portions of the world yet unblessed as their
especial sphere of Christian labour.
2. That this Meeting especially urges on the consideration of the Board, that
the resources of the Society being so inadequate, not only for existing, but also*
for the ever increasing demands of the unfavoured heathen that immediate mea
sures be taken to secure the co-operation of the eleven hundred thousand families
of our manufacturers, scattered throughout the empire, and that arrangements be
made for this purpose by circular appeals, laying before them the miserable con
dition of the heathpn the contrast which their own privileges present the na
tional advantages in which they have participated from our commercial inter
course with foreign lands, and the increase which may be expected in the still
further diffusion of Christianity, with all its attendant blessings, and the claims
which the heathen present on their sympathies and liberal contributions ; and that
the Rev. R. Knill and Thomas Thompson, Esq., be especially requested to un
dertake this experimental tour.
3. That this Meeting respectfully submits to the consideration of the Directors,
whether sufficient attention has yet been paid to the periodical press, and whether
by the employment, partially or wholly, of decidedly pious and literary men, of
high intellectual and Christian acquirements, the juvenile and reading population
might not have their interest awakened in behalf of Missionary objects, to an
extent greatly exceeding all that has ever yet been secured ; and this Meeting
believes that the history of Missionstlie improved aspect of our Missionary
stations in the South Seas, the Cape, India, and their influence on the peace of
nationson general civilization the adoption of equitable laws the beneficial
connexion of Britain with distant lands, might be so portrayed in some cheap
periodical, or otherwise, as to demand and secure the aid of Municipal Corpora
tions, and the love of the benevolent of all classes of the community.
4. That whilst this Meeting rejoices in the prosperity of the Home Missionary,
the Christian Instruction, City Missions, District Visiting, and Pastoral-Aid So
cieties, and in the recent evidences of increasing solicitude on the part of the
members of the Congregational Union to diffuse Christianity more extensively at
home, it would especially urge on the Directors, in town and country, to press on
the attention of the members of their churches to study more intensely, in their
respective localities, the example of the Saviour, in visiting the villages as well
as the cities, believing that in the evangelization of our village population, large
resources, spiritual and pecuniary, may be obtained at no distant day for the more
rapid subjugation of the world itself.
5. That deeply impressed with the conviction that the more urgent, the more
frequent, and the more general and extensive are our requests presented to the
Father of Mercies to send out his light and his truth, the earlier shall we arrive at
the period when the Redeemer shall see of the travail of his soul ; we do there
fore agree that Special Meetings for this purpose be called in Bristol forthwith,
and that the following Ministers and laymen be a Committee to make the needful
arrangements :
Rev. Messrs. Gregory, Jack, Haines, Lucy, Roper, Taylor, Knill j Messrs.
Irvine, Thompson, W. Wills, II. Wills, F. Wills.
6. That these Resolutions be advertised in the " Bristol Mercury," " Gazette,"
and " Patriot."

At an Adjourned Meeting held at the same place, Thursday, Jan. 10, 1839, it
was Resolved, " That the Special Meetings be held on Monday, 21st ; Tuesday,
22nd ; Wednesday, 23rd ; Thursday, 24th ; and the arrangements were referred to
a General Committee of Ministers to meet for that purpose."
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The Ladies' Committee conducting the Sale, which is to take
place in May next, as usual, thus early and earnestly entreat a
continuance of the former kindness of their friends, and the friends
of the great cause of Home Missions, to forward, in due season,
such Articles as will be likely to produce the best result.
If the providing suitable Articles for the Sale, is commenced
eauly, (the importance of which, they beg leave to press upon the
attention of their friends,) it will occasion a larger quantity, in
creased interest in the Sale itself, and relieve from that hurry and
slender provision, which result from beginning to think and act
for the Sale only in April or May.
11, Chatham Place, Blackfriars,
Feb. 1, 1839.


An affectionate and earnest appeal is hereby made on behalf of
the widow of the Rev. John Ball, who had fulfilled, with untiring
zeal, and with ardent and successful efforts, the exhausting services
of a Home Missionary ; as his brief memoirs, inserted in our last
year's volume, page 157, have fully stated. Mrs. Ball is left with
eight children nearly dependent upon her ; her means are altogether
inadequate. The Home Missionary Society have voted her a small
sum, to the full extent of their means ; and it is hoped that so af
fecting a case will meet the response of many who possess the means
and wish to be refreshed by the luxury of doing good.
Donations will be gratefully received for her, by the officers and
Directors of the Home Missionary Society ; and also at the Society's
Rooms, 11, Chatham-place, Blackfriars.
Feb. 1, 1839.
The Directors gratefully acknowledge the following donations in
aid of widow Ball's case ; and they again strongly recommend it to
the kind attention of liberal Christians.
The smallest sums will be thankfully received.
s. d.
Dr. Conquest 3 3 0
Per Rev. E. A. Dunn, Moore, Esq 1 0 0
Miss Moore 1 0 0

letter to the editor

and whose hearts he is influencing by
Diyine gr&<,e> 8Q that they e5teem
My dear Sir, Will you grant themselves only as stewards called
me the favour of a page in the Home npon, whenever circumstances re-
Missionary Magazine, that I might quire, to lay out upon the cultivation
make an appeal to my fellow-Chris- and improvement of his vineyard, the
tians, to whose keeping the Lord has needful and requisite sums,
committed the silver and the gold; In the Magazine for July, 1838,
for March, 1839. 41
yon have a paper headed "Appeal from Glanvills Wootton, where we
The importance of providing a residence now reside ; which village I should be
upon the Home Mission Stations." I able to visit with tracts, &c, which is
hope that appeal, so far at least as nearly all I am able to do here now,
the special case therein named was as we have only two families who at-
concerned, has been responded to. It tend from this village on the after
is for a Home Mission residence that noon service, which we have in our
I now plead with the rich disciples of kitchen, and these also attend the
oar common Lord. The station under chapel. If we were on the spot,
the auspices of the Home Missionary Mrs. S would be able to superin
Society, which, in the kind providence tend the Sabbath-school in the after
of God, I occupy, is considered to be noon, while I go to some neighbour
a most important one, consisting of ing village ; and would also be able
four villages, with their hamlets, to attend the services at the chapel,
farms, &c, nearly in the centre of which, at present, her health, &c,
dark and neglected Dorsetshire. will not permit her to do. I should
Here we have a population of up then be able to visit my hearers three
wards of 2000 souls. In the centre times, where I now see them once ;
of the station a Home Mission chapel and should be able to extend my la
has been erected, capable of holding bours into other dark villages. In
more than 200 persons, and is well addition to this, the chapel is unpro
attended. The first service was ob tected ; also, there is no day-school
served in it the first Sabbath in where the farmers and people gene
December last. (See Home Miss. rally can send their children. We hope
Mag. for Jan., page 7.) No public to raise one to be taught in the cha
appeal has been made for defraying pel, so soon as circumstances will per
the expense ; but kind friends in the mit, and a suitable master can be ob
neighbourhood, and others, who have tained, when I should be on the spot,
been written to, have contributed of and thus be able, as I have made my
their substance to build this house self acquainted with the British and
for God. There is a piece of land Infant Systems of Education, to lend
belonging to the trustees, reserved occasional assistance. It is desirable
for a cottage, which might be built that the building should be com
upon, (adjoining the chapel,) for menced in April, that it may be com
about ,200. A kind friend in the pleted before the winter. The dark
neighbourhood, who is well acquaint and wet nights, and short days, are
ed with the station, and who sees the the seasons when distance and time
importance of a residence near the are of so much importance to a Home
chapel, has generously offered one Missionary. In addition to the ad-
fifth of any moderate sum, on condi- vantages which I have named, there
tion that four-fifths be raised. We would .....=
be this; and although
..i.i ...i. Ir name
are now living at one end of the sta it last, I do not think it least. The
tion, and two miles and a half from the chapel is located near the four cross-
chapel. With the advantages of having ways, leading from one village to an
a cottage adjoining the chapel, in ad other, so that those who are inquiring
dition to being settled in a permanent the way to Sion would have an op
residence, rent free, your agent would portunity of calling upon the Mission
be where he has two services on the ary, as they would have to pass near
Sabbath, a Sabbath-school, an even his residence. This, I think, all will
ing service on Thursday, with a Bible- see the importance of, who know any
class of nineteen young women, and thing of Home Missions or pastoral
eight young men, in each alternate visits. The Missionary calls upon a
week. We should then be two and a person whom he knows to be inquir-
half miles from the interesting village ing; he finds those at home, whom
of Mappowder, instead of five miles he knows to be enemies to vital god
two trom Pulham, instead of four liness; the wife cares not to speak
and a half; and nearly the same dis on religious subjects before her hus
tance from Pulham-lake, that we are band. Thus his visit is unproduct
now, but better road. Duntish, where ive of that benefit which might re
the chapel is built, is a hamlet of the sult from an interview with the in
important village of Buckland New quirer alone. We may carry this out
ton, with its scattered population of as it regards a young woman, before
upwards of 900 inhabitants. We her mother, who is hostile, &c. I
should then be two miles and a half could go on multiplying advantages
42 Home Missionary Magazine
but find I must stop, or the limits of favoured with the light of the glorious
your room may exclude me from a Gospel, regularly, for more than five
place in your next Magazine, which I years ; and our chapel has been kept
am most anxious to secure, to say, in open, when it would have been shut
connexion with the foregoing, that if up. Good has been done among us,
twenty of the numerous rich friends a little church has been formed, and
of the Home Missionary Society would Mr. Mudie dispenses to us the feast
kindly pay into the hands of the Se of love, in partaking of the emblems
cretary or Treasurer, at 11, Chatham- of a Redeemer's blood, it stated in
place, Blackfriars, 5 each during tervals.
the next month, towards this most Several around us have died in the
important object, we should be placed faith, giving the most hopeful tokens
in such circumstances as to be able of having been faithful to death, and
to commence the building in April. are now, we trust, inheriting a crown
When the advantages are considered of life. We are poor, and scarcely
and reconsidered, which I hope they able to pay the rent of our chapel,
will be, and also that as one-fifth is which is private property ; and we
promised on condition that the other fear, were yon to withhold your grant,
four-fifths are raised, I hope it will the whole of this population would be
not be thought that your agent is without the witness of Jesus, on the
asking too much. The above-named Lord's-day, for we are more than
sums, or smaller ones, to make up three miles from any place of Gospel
100, (and the Home Missionary will worship, (surrounded by opposers,)
pledge himself to raise the rest,) will and six miles from Fareham. We
be thankfully received and duly ap would, therefore, honoured fathers
propriated, at the Home Missionary and brethren, most humbly and earn
Hooms, 11, Chatham-place ; or, by estly entreat you to renew your an
the Rev. Charles Hyatt, sen., Com- nual grant to Mr. Mudie, that the
mercial-road ; the Rev. J. N. Gonlty, blessing of those who are ready to
Western-road, Brighton ; the Rev. perish may come upon you and your
Robert Chamberlain, Swanage ; John Society.
Gray, Esq. ; and M. J. B. Rawlings, We remain,
Chemist, Sherborne ; and by the Home Honoured Fathers and Brethren,
Missionary, Glanvills Wootton, near Yours, in the bonds of the Gospel.
Sherborne. (Signed by Sixteen persons.)
I remain, dear Sir,
Traly and affectionately yours,
George Sandforu.
GlanviUs Wootton, ntar
Sherbornt, Feb. 18, 1839. Ten thousand thanks for two of
P. S. The cottage we now occupy your valuable little books on Bap
is exceedingly damp and inconve tism.* The first you sent me about
nient, and we hold it upon a very un twelve months ago, I have lent out to
certain tenure. G. S. several persons. I am happy to add,
that with a careful perusal of it, with
prayer and faith, one of those indi
viduals has found it instrumental, in
memorial addressed to the di the hands of God, to the salvation of
rectors of the home mis his soul. The poor man is now re
joicing, being baptized with the Holy
sionary society. Ghost sent down from heaven.
Honoured Fathers and Breth It affords me considerable pleasure
ren IN' Christ,We whose names to add, that one of our Sunday-school
are hereunder, desire to thank yon scholars has within a few months be
for the benevolent and seasonable as come seriously impressed. The work,
sistance rendered to us through the I trust, is of God. He now comes for
means of onr much respected friend ward and prays delightfully at our
and Minister, the Rev. Mr. Mudie, of prayer-meetings. "Out of the mouths
Fareham. Through his zealous and of babes and sucklings hast thou or
unwearied attention to the dark and dained praise," The Lord is merci
perishing population around him and fully doing a great work among us
kind friends sent by him, to supply To Him be all the glory,
us, at his own expence, we have been * The Rev. F. Moore's Tract on Baptism.
for March, 1839. 43
I beg to acknowledge with grati people, who, in the primitive manner,
tude, a quantity of Home Mission heard the doctrine and oonsequences
ary Magazines, with an " Abridge of the new birth proclaimed, as the
ment of Doddridge's Rise and Pro preacher took for iiis text, " Ye must
gress of Religion in the Soul." be born again." And thus with prayer
The Lord be with yon, and continue and praise to God, we consecrated
to bless the Home Missionary Society the ground on which the village cha
with which yon are connected, until pel is to stand. We shall want about
tilt; whole earth shall be filled with X 100 from the friends of our Lord, in
His glory. Amen, and amen. addition to what we can raise amongst
Yours, truly, ourselves. May our covenant God,
who has thus opened one of his crea
ture's hearts to give laud, dispose
many to give money, that so the
EXTRACT FROM A JOURNAL OF house of God may be builded in this
BOURHOOD OF SOUTH MOLTON, August 14. Preached again at Als
ware, In the wood : and found the
owner of the land had felled some of
1838. Arrived at South Molton, the trees so as to give us accommo
July 2S ; July 31, Alsware. Began dation of about thirty feet square.
my work of faith and labour of love The ground granted is fifty feet
here, under peculiar and favourable square. We had a numerous attend
circumstances. Cockram, Esq., ance, abont 150 ; some seated on the
offered, some days back, a piece of felled timber, others on forms, others
ground for a chapel, on his estate ; on the ground, and others in the trees.
and we went to accept and conse The squire and his lady attended.
crate it. The spot of ground chosen Our text was" Go ye into the high
was in a wood near to the turnpike- ways and hedges, '' &c, in which we
road, leading from South Molton to showed salvation by Christ was the
Exeter. It is one of the most pictu feast; they who are called to the mi
resque places imaginable, having nistry, are the servants ; God gives
for view an amphitheatre of woods, the command ; likely and unlikely
water, arable and pasture-land. Some places, are the highways and hedges;
friends who went with me cleared whilst scriptural argument is the com
away sufficient of the underwood to pulsory force we are to employ.
allow the assembling of about 120

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R. _D. M., per Cards, Miss F. M.
viz. : Salter ~ 0 7 6
A. B. ... ............... 026 Master W.
016 J. Salter. 0 7 6
-~ 0 Master E.
Rev. D. Gritiiths, Can Budden. 1 0 0
nock, Staffordshire, -__-i 115 0
per Cash collected at
Brownhills, for the Mrs. Bowden, 86, Kensington
Home Missionary So square, per Card . ~
ciety, by Rev. T. C. Butteau,
Sarah Ann Seedhouse 0 13 6 Oulton, Norfolk. per
Charles Heath ~ 0 7 6 Cards, viz.:
Eleanor Birch............ 0 56 Collected by
-l.. 1 Friends at Edgefield... 0 12 2
Kingsland Chapel, Messrs. Miss Utting . ~ 0 9 0
Campbell and Aveling Miss Butteau............ 0 6 4
New Years Gift Cards, Miss B. Tip le ~ 0 5 10
Collected by Miss S. Kidel1......... 0 5 6
Miss Bart1ett....,....... 012 0 Miss F1ogde11............ 0 5 6
Miss Burton ~ .. 015 6 Mr. T. Ireland ~ 0 5 6
Mrs. Campbell ~ 066 Miss E. E. Kiddell ,,. 0 5 0
Mrs. Cloake. ~ 0106 Miss S. M. KiddelL ~ 0 5 0
Mrs. Cunliii High Mr. H. 1. Ireland ~ 0 4 6
bury-place ~ 10 0 Ebenezer Butteau . ~ 0 4 4
Mrs. Dean ~ 15 0 Mrs. Butteau............ 0 4 4
Miss C. Dndley......... 217 6 Miss D. Tipple ~ 0 3 1
Miss Gray ~ .. 016 6 Mr. Cooper......,........ 0 3 0
Miss Holt ~ .. 0116 Miss M. C. Powell ~ 0 3 0
Master Horne ~ .. 0 2 6 Miss Garnliam ~ 0 2 7
Miss 1~Innt.......... .. 0 5 6 Miss E. B. Green...... 0 2 6
Miss Matthews......... 010 0 Miss M. A. Green . ... 0 2 6
Mrs. Nias ~ ., 14 6 Miss Plane.............. 0 2 6
Miss Rippon _.... .. 0 6 0 Mrs. Plane............... 0 2 6
Misses Rogers ~ 10 6 Miss Crisp ~ ~ 0 2 3
Miss C. Scott............ 0 7 6 Mr. S. Gay...... ~ 0 2 2
MissSmith,(Hackney) l 7 6 Miss Lorke............... 0 2 0
~l 14
J. G. Stapleton, Esq., Clapham Mrs. Anderson, Paradise-place,
Rise, per Cards, viz. : Stockwell. viz. :
Collected by Card, collect
Master Stapleton ~ 066 ed by E.
Master J. G. Stapleton 080 Brown...... 012 3
Miss Stapleton ~ 096 Do. by Do. 0 9 3
Miss C. Barber ~ 1100 -~ 1 1 6
E. Bancroft . ~ 0130 Mrs. Anzlerson's Mis
3 sionaryBox.~ 0 4 6
Mr. T. K. Gorbell, 18, Hereford
place, Commercial-road East, per Rev. E. Jones, Rod
Card, viz. : borough, Tabernacle,
Collected by Gloucestershire, per
J. B. Foley.............................. 1 Cards, viz. :-~
Mr. S. Alexander, 4, Carpenters Collected by
Buildings, London Wall.........D 0 Miss Barnard~ ~ 3 5 0
Mrs. Purshonse, 22, Wilderness MissF. But1er.......... 0 8 0
row, Clerkenwell, per Card . ~ 0 10 Rev.E.Jones............ 0 7 0
Mrs. Rayner, per Mrs. Tracy, Chel
sea, subscription to Christmas, Hare Court, Aldersgate
~ o 10 street, Rev. W. S.
Subscriptions received Palmer and Friends,
for the Home Mis per Cards, viz. :-
sionary Society : Collected by-~
Collected by Miss M. A. Mr.Gyles..... ~ 012 0
for March, 1839. 47
. d. X t. d.
Hiss Hancock 0 12 6 Miss Mudcutt 0 14 6
Miss Palmer 0 17 6 Miss Tiffin 0 10 0
Miss M. Spicer S 14 0 Mrs. Hodgson 0 7 6
Miss Vine 0 10 6 Miss Whitridge 0 8 6
Mr. J. Gyles 0 11 0 A Friend 0 8 0
Miss Warner 0 7 0 7 0 0
Miss Wilson 0 4 0 Watton, Norfolk, Rev. M. B.Diffey,
7 8 6 Missionary, per New Year's Gift
Gate-street Chapel Aux Cards 1 3 0
iliary, per Mrs. Per Brixton Hill, Mr. J. Jardine, per
kins: New Year's Gift Cards 0 5 0
Mr. Watts 0 6 0 Louth, Lincolnshire,
Miss Brown 15 0 Rev. W. Todman, per
Mr. Moore 1 0 0 New Year's Gift Cards,
Miss Partridge 0 5 0 viz. :
Mrs. Fisher, per Miss Collected by Miss Jane
Bacon 110 Gray 1 0 0
Miss Bacon, on Sale Miss Jane Levick
Account 16 0 (Market Rasen) 0 9 6
Mrs. Watson 1 0 0 Mrs. Warmsley 0 8 6
Mrs. Tyndell, (col Miss Fotherby 0 7 0
lected) 1 13 6 Miss Tomlinson 0 4 6
New Year's Gift Cards, 2 10 0
viz. : February 25th, 1839. Col
Collected by lected by Cards at Fet
Mrs. Pratt. 0 15 6 ter-lane Chapel, by Mr.
Mrs. Ellis.. 0 6 6 Thomas Jiiihi, Essex-
Mrs. Con- street, Strand,
stantine. 0 15 6 Miss Adams 2 13 6
Mrs. Tyn Miss Butterfield 0 17 .6
dell 0 6 6 Mr. Druet 0 13 6
Miss Mul Mr. Chaplin 0 13 0
lens 0 6 0 Mr. Lewis 0 12 0
MissBealby 1 4 0 Mr. Hawksworth 6 10 0
3 14 C Miss Ann Wood 0 10 0
11 10 6 Mr. Croxton 0 6 0
Mrs. M. Harbidge, 19, Paternoster- Mr. Try 0 6 6
row, per Card 0 16 0 Miss Bird 0 6 0
Poultry Chapel Sunday School Chil Mrs. Drurey 0 5 0
dren, per Mr. Houston, per New Miss Reynolds 0 3!
Year's Gift Cards 2 12 6 Mrs. Morris 0 4 0
Miss M. Barnett, Beaconsneld, Miss Brock , 0 5 0
Bucks, per Card 011 0 Mrs. Mamer 0 2 6
Rev. W. Brewis, Pen Miss Mary Cornell.... 0 2 6
rith, Cumberland, per Master Judds 0 7 4
New Year's GiftCards, 9 0 0
viz. : A 'New Year's Gift to the Home
Collected by Miss Eli Misionary Society, January 1,
zabeth Bell 0 13 6 1839Collector Thomas Woollo-
Mrs. Brewis, ton, Brixton 0 5 0
(2 Cards,)... 1 16 6 Romsey, Hants, Rev. C.
W. Harrison, per New
0 13 6 2 10 0 Year's Gift Cards :
Collected by
MissGraham, Mrs. Crockford 0 14 0
(2 Cards,)... 1 1 6 Miss A. Godfrey 0 12 0
0 18 0 Misses F. and S. Bed-
1 19 6 dome 0 7 0
Miss Jane Harrison, Miss Fish 0 7 0
(Newbiggin) 0 2 0 Mr. T. Barratt 0 6 0
Mr. Andrew Rattray.. 0 9 6 Harriett Brent 0 6 0
Miss Jane Routledge 0 10 0 Josiah Hearne 0 5 6
Miss Sandar 0 11 0 Mr. G. C. Sloper 0 1 6
. -' 6 15 6 Cadenham, Mr. W. Sil-
Cockermouth, Cumber lener 0 9 6
land, Rev. A. F. Brashfleld, Mr. White 0 6 0
Shawyer, New Year's 3 14 6.
Gift Cards, viz. : J. H., 2 Years' Weekly Subscrip
Collected by Miss tions, to May, 1839 5 4 0
Stainton 2 15 0 Mrs. Cotton, Afton House, Isle of
Miss Blair 0 17 0 Wight, per Rev. E. Giles D 2 2 0
Miss Mary Brown 6 19 6

Mr. Hood, of Solihull, begs most gratefully to acknowledge donations of 1
from Miss Brookes, London ; and of ,'20 from Mrs. Glover and Miss Mansfield
Birmingham, towards the Solihull Chapel Debt. And also a parcel of Evange
lical Magazines, from Mr. Baker, of Birmingham, for distribution on the Solihull
48 Home Missionary Magazine for March, 1839.

Mr. James Hargreaves, of Morcombelake, acknowledges with feelings of thank

fulness, the kindness of Mrs. Robert Kennaway, of Charmouth, for the gift of 10
blankets for the Loan-stock ; 25 Cottage Hymn Books, and a bundle of clothing,
containing 100 garments, for the needy poor upon his station. The scarcity of
labour, and the high price of bread the latter being out of the reach of scores of
families, who substitute potatoes ; or, where potatoes are few, coarse horse-beans,
boiled, with herb-tea to drink, render these streams of benevolence cheering to
the poor, and afford much pleasure to the Missionary. The destitution of the
district before the Home Missionary Society sent an agent, as to evangelical in
struction, was so felt, that, with but few exceptions, all parents send their child
ren to our Sabbath-schools ; and from 1200 to 1500 souls are weekly under the
sound of the Gospel ; 360 children now attend in our three Sabbath-schools. May
the Friends of Home send garments for the children, and Bibles and Testaments,
which are much needed, for the schools.
Mr. G. Sandford, Missionary, at Glanvills Wootton, begs to record with
grateful feelings, the kindness of Mrs. John Gray, in collecting from friends at
Sherborne, the sum of 1 12s. for his poor villagers, and judiciously laying it
out in stockings and worsted.
Also, begs to thank Miss Scott and Miss Blake for a few articles of old cloth
The Directors gratefully acknowledge the receipt of several volumes of unbound
Magazines, from J. Moore, Esq. and Miss Moore, per Rev. E. A. Dunn.
Rev. D. Prain begs to acknowledge with gratitude the receipt of a bundle of
clothing from the Dorcas Clothing Society, Clerkenwell. The contents came very
seasonably. Many of the poor, owing to the dearness of provisions this winter,
have been unable to procure clothing ; and the children, by this means, are kept
from Sunday-school. Mr. P. also thanks Mrs Perkins for her kind supply of
useful articles ; and likewise Mr. Nisbet, of Berners-street, for the large parcel of
books, tracts, magazines,. &c. While one quarter provides clothing for the body,
another provides food for the mind. They were very acceptable, and many of the
villagers experience the good effeots of such a seasonable present.
Miss J. Furneux, Secretary of the Home Missionary Dorcas Society, begs to
acknowledge the receipt of twelve shillings from M. S. of Islington ; also a pre
sent of six frocks, and some print, from other Friends, for the Home Missionary
Dorcas Society.
The Directors beg to thank Mr. Alexander, of Carpenters'-buildings, for one
volume of the Evangelical Magazine, and one volume of the Home Missionary
Magazine, unbound; also to acknowledge from the same a donation of five

The Directors of the Home Missionary Society respectfully re
quest that the Treasurers of Auxiliary Home Missionary Societies
in Town and Country, and Collectors of New Year's Gift Cards, will
pay the amount in their hands at the Office, 1 1 , Chatham-place,
Blackfriars, on or before the 10th of April, 1839, or they will not be
in time for insertion in the Annual Report.


The Home Missionary Prayer-Meeting for the present Month will
be held on Monday evening, March 18, at Oxendon Chapel, (the
Rev. T. Akciieu's.)
The Rev. R. T. Hunt will deliver the Address.
Service to commence at Seven o'clock.

W. Tyler, Printer, 5, Bolt-court, London.


APRIL, 1839.


A village preacher, like the hus and I was at length favoured with the
bandman, must exercise patience in aid of some young men, who proved
his work, and wait patiently for the very serviceable in promoting it. Of
success of his labours. Villagers are these, some are now independent
in general uninformed, anil deprived ministers, and one holds the promi
of the advantages possessed by those nent situation of Rector in a respect
who reside in country towns. It is able parish. I pray God that he may
some time before they can understand preach with simplicity and earnest
the terms used by ministers even in ness, the truth, the whole truth, and
attempting to explain their texts ; nothing but the truth ; and that his
and hence, the plainest mode of ad conduct may illustrate and confirm it.
dress is the most suitable. I remem During the French war, permission
ber preaching at a village for the first was granted to myself, and a dear
time, where the people, who seldom friend in the ministry, to visit the
attended a place of worship, scarcely French prisoners at D , for the
knew how to conduct themselves dur purpose of distributing Bibles and
ing prayer and singing. When I was tracts amongst them, and preaching
near the close of my sermon, I ob to them the words of eternal lite.
served, " I shall now address myself From the walls of the prison, which
to the young people." The woman commanded an extensive court-yard,
of the house instantly came up to me, we have addressed, at one time, no
and said aloud, (I was preaching in less than 10,01)0 immortal beings, and
her kitchen,) "I hope you will, Sir, I am thankful to add, with some hope
and that you will give it them well ; that success attended our exertions,
for they be behaving themselves cruel On one occasion I was requested to
bad." On another occasion, having preach to the American prisoners,
finished my discourse, I said, " Let and did so, from Jeremiah xxii. 21,
us pray." The same person instantly " I spake unto thee in thy prosperity,
said, " Would your honour like to but thou saidst, I will not hear. This
have a candle?" Yet in this very hath been thy manner from thy youth,
house the word was so blessed, that that thou obeyedst not my voice."
nearly all the family were converted At the close of the sermon, a person
to God. came forward, and thanked me very
On one occasion I was earnestly cordially, expressing his hope that he
expressing the necessity of the New should not forget the impressions he
Birth. A young man who sat just be had received. He told me his name
fore me, appeared to listen with con was Paul Jones, nephew of the cele
siderable attention, betraying, now brated Paul Jones, the formidable
and then, a degree of impatience, for enemy to the trading interests of Bri
which I could not account. At last, tain, from 1775 to the termination of
he rose up, and addressed me : "I the war.
feel, Sir, very powerfully, the force It will be an encouragement to the
of your remarks ; but I hope you will agents of the Home Missionary So
allow me to depart, for I am a ser ciety, to hear from an old village
vant, and shall be wanted at home by preacher, that even to this day lie
my master, very shortly." I replied, continues to receive the most pleasing
" Certainly ; I trust you will not for accounts of his early labours. And
get the important truths you have before I conclude, I shall take the
heard ; and may the Lord seal it upon liberty of suggesting a few hints to
your heart." He then left the place. those who are engaged in the import
My work continued to increase, ant work.
50 Home Missionary Magazine
1. It is necessary, my dear friends, pool. The steersman, the captain,
that yon cultivate devotedness of heart the sailors, would all be engaged in
to your work, and a determination to directing the vessel to that port. So,
disregard every impediment to your my friends, if you are determined to
progress. Consider the souls of these go to heaven, you will seek it in the
villagers, and the state of ignorance right course ; you will disregard the
in which many of them are involved. world and all its pleasures and at
Act upon the apostle's principle, " If tractions ; your thoughts, your de
by any means I may save some." sires, your prayers, your exertions,
2. Be punctual in fulfilling your en will be, that you may win Christ, and
gagements. A wet night, or a slight through Christ, obtain heaven."
cold must not prevent you. I have fi. Be earnest and persuasive. Say
gone in every kind of weather, and with the apostle, " We beseech you
have stood in my clothes, dropping to be reconciled to God" that the ac
with the rain, and yet without taking cepted time is now. Repeat the invi
any cold. To say that there will be tations and promises of Christ to
only two or three, is not a sufficient coming sinners. Present the power
excuse for remaining at home. 1 have ful appeal, Are you ready to die, if
always found that when the people God were to call you away to night?
know that the minister is a punctual Let the villagers perceive that you
man, they are always present to hear really desire their salvation.
him. 7. Endeavour to improve the sing
3. Choose the most striking texts, ing, by introducing lively, but solid
" Is thine heart right 1" " Prepare tunes, in which the people may join.
to meet thy God." "If the righteous Some of the most heart-stirring sing
scarcely are saved, where shall the ing I have ever heard, has been in a
ungodly and the sinner appear?" village. The effect has been surpris
" Remember the Sabbath-day to keep ing. A few good tunes should be
it holy." " Pray to thy Father in sung so frequently, that all may learn
secrpt." " Christ Jesus came into the them ; such as Peru, Job, Wareham,
world to save sinners." " Have faith Horsley, L. M. ; Lydia, Bolton, Suf
in God." " We must all appear be folk, Auburn, C. M. ; Mount Ephraim,
fore the judgment-seat of Christ." Shiriand, Reuben, Bradley Church,
"The wicked shall be turned into Falcon Street, S. M.,* &c. &c.
hell." And others of a similar descrip 8. Be courteous in your manners.
tion. Kindness and civility will gain you
4. Let your sermons be short. They acceptance ; but haughtiness and con
should not exceed half an hour or ceit will excite disgust, and prevent
forty minutes; and be always pre your message from being received.
ceded by the reading of ten or twelve 9. Above all, be consistent; avoid
verses of the word of God. Short dis light and trifling conversation, and
courses suit villagers, many of whom appear as the messenger of God.
are labouring people, and in some You will thereby gain the affections
degree wearied by the work of the of the people, and then yon will gain
day. their ear.
5. Accustom yourselves to plain 10. Depend upon the Divine pro
language, such as they can understand. mise, that your work shall be re
The idea that ministers cannot use warded God will give testimony to
words and phrases easy to be under the word of His grace, when preached
stood, is mere affectation ; they cannot faithfully, earnestly, affectionately.
when they will not. TheGospel is a pro And with what joy will you, my be
clamation, and must be announced in loved friends, look back upon your
terms common and familiar to the labours of love, and exult at the tid
most unlettered hearer. A minister was ings that one and another have been
once addressing an audience in the brought out of darkness into marvel
country, and after having endeavoured lous light ; for
to explain his text, he observed, " I
Who can describe the joys that rise
fear you do not quite understand me ; Through all the courts of Paradise,
supposing you were sailing in a ves To see a prodigal return,
sel from London to Liverpool, your To see an heir of glory born f
mind, and thoughts, and desires, " There isjoy in the presence of the
would be fixed on the port to which
you were bound ; and though many * Most of these tunes have Tecently ap
places might appear in sight, all would peared in a work called " Sacred Harmony,"
now publishing by D. Murray, 179, Sloane-
be nothing in comparison to Liver street.
for April, 1839. 51
angels of God over one. sinner that success in the parish we last took up,
repenteth." not above a year ago. This place has
" God the Father acquiesces, with helped to people the county gaol and
complacency, in the soul that is thus Botany Bay beyond any I know of.
brought to His mercy's seat. The Tliey seemed to have reached a sort
glorified Redeemer sees the reward of of crisis in iniquity. Of nearly 200
His mediatorial obedience unto death, children, many of them grown up,
and is satisfied. The Holy Spirit hardly any had ever seen the inside
smites on His own work, hastens to of a church since they were chris
comfort the sinner he has subdued, tened. I cannot tell yon the avidity
and goes on to accomplish the sa eti- with which the Scriptures were re
tication he has begun. ceived by numbers of these poor crea
" Every sigh which the penitent tures. Finding the heads of the parish
breathes, is treasured up; and every (farmers) quite as ignorant as their
tear he sheds, is noted down. His labourers, we devised a method, at
prayers are consecrated, and wafted the outset, of saving their pride, by
to tiie throne, by the incense of Im- setting apart one evening in the week
manuel's intercession. And at the on purpose for their instruction.
destined time he shall ascend on the Above twenty of them, including their
wings of angels, to his seat in Para wives, attend ; and many seem to be
dise, where kindred spirits who re brought under serious Impressions."
joiced at his conversion here, will After our excellent lady and her
congratulate his happy arrival there." sister had carried on their beneficial
-Toplady. plans lor several years, the curate of
May the Divine blessing succeed Blagdon, the parish in which Cowslip-
the efforts of those who are engaged green was situated, waited on the
in promoting the happiness of man sisters to request they would open
kind, whether in villages or else one of their schools in his parish.
where. Igdalia. They at first objected, but at length
they yielded to importunity, and re
moving thither an approved master
from one of their other schools, they
soon collected near 200 children,
Mrs. More's labours were not by whom they found deplorably igno
fits and starts. She was never weary rant. As the most beneficial effects
in well-doing, and she reaped her had resulted from the establishment
harvest in this world, as she is now, of Sunday-readings in the other vil
doubtless, reaping her glorious re lages, they tried the same experiment
ward in the world of joy. Two years in the parish of Blagdon. The poor
after the date of the last article no adults as well as children, resorted
ticed, which was written in 1794, we to them in crowds, and the minister
have the following particulars com and his wife generally attended. In
municated to the Uev. John Newton : the course of two or three years from
" You will be glad to hear that our this auspicious beginning, it appeared
work rather increases. I think our from a letter received by Mrs. More,
various schools and societies consist from the wife of the clergyman of
of about 1600 or 1700. This would Blagdon, that the two sessions and the
be comparatively little fatigue, if two assizes were past, and a third was
they lay near together, but our ten approaching, and neither as prosecu
parishes lie at a considerable distance, tor nor prisoner, plaintiff nor defen
so that poor Patty and I have a dia dant, had any of that parish, once so
meter of above twenty miles to travel notorions tor crimes and litigations,
in order to get at them. In some appeared. Warrants for wood-steal
of these parishes we dare not do all ing, and other pilferings, were be
we wish, by reason of the worldly coming quite out of fashion.
clergymen, who are now quiet and About this time a clergyman in her
civil, but who would become hosule own neighbourhood turned Socinian,
if we attempted, in their parishes, and did all possible injury to Mrs.
what we do in some others. In some More's plans. She suffered also from
of the most profligate places we have the poisonous principles then taught
had the most success , and where we by the Anti-Jacobin Magazine, which
chiefly fail, it is with your pretty good she said, was " spreading more mis
kind of people, who do not see how chief over the land than almost any
tbey can be better, I think it has other book, because it was doing it
pleased God to give us the most rapid under the mask of loyalty 1 " " It is,"
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said she, in a letter to Mr. Wilber- In 1802, Mrs. More removed to

force, " representing all serious men Barley Wood. Here her literary la
as hostile to government ; and our bours multiplied on her hands, bnt
enemies here whisper that we are her labours of love for the poor and
abetted hy you, and such as you, to ignorant villagers still continued, and
hurt the Establishment." were blessed with increasing success.
In the midst of all her kind labours, " The masters and mistresses had been
Mrs. M., though a warm advocate for formed in the schools, and thus in
the Establishment, was even doomed struction was made to provide for its
to persecution by that Establishment own success and continuance. The
which she so diligently strove to acquirements of these teachers were
serve ; and charges were exhibited always solid and useful, and some of
against her to the Dean of Wells, them by their enlightened piety spread
founded on an obsolete statute, which the benefit of their example beyond
obliged every schoolmaster to take their schools, and edified a neigh
out a licence. Her schoolmaster was bourhood in wlicli little was known of
also accused of calling the bishops Christianity but the name and the
dumb dogs ; and saying that all who profession."
went to church, and did not go to hear The above extracts are from " Ro
him, would go to hell ; and distribut berts's Memoirs of the Life of Mrs.
ing books called ," A Guide to Me Hannah More," which have twice
thodism :" which charges were about been before the reader, and are now
as true as the same sort of stuff put introduced for the last time. They
into the lips of the late venerable lead us to regret that so excellent a
John Berr'ulge, the Vicar of Everton, woman, a warm friend of the Church
Bedfordshire, who is ignorantly de of England too, should have been ob
scribed as a ranting Methodist, in structed in her benevolent labours by
the Life now circulating of Charles " worldly clergymen." Oh, why do
Matthews, the Comedian. such men enter on the field of labour,
The reader will shake his risible who will neither plant nor water, and
muscles when he reads the following : who are so sadly estranged from the
" Some farmers in a parish adjoin noble spirit of an apostle, who said,
ing, where there is also a school, have " Christ is preached, and I therein do
been to the fortune-teller to know if rejoice, yea, and will rejoice." They
we are Methodists, and if our school show us that persecution is not di
is Methodistical. The oracle returned rected simply against what are called
an ambiguous answer, and desired to sectaries, but against genuine Chris
know what reason they had for sus tians, whether in the Establishment, or
pecting it ; the farmers replied, it out of it; and they also lead us to re
was because we sung Watts's Hymns. joice, that while some Christians are
The sage returned for answer, this fettered by the trammels of party,
was no proof; had they no better and so cannot on that account do all
reason? Yes, they answered, ' for if the good they would ; there are others
the hymns were not Methodistical, the who dire, break these bounds, and
tunes were.' The Pythian asked why consider every barren field as their
they were so, the reply was, because sphere of labour. " I rejoice, Sir,"
they were not in farmerClap's book !" said that amiable and admirable mi
Miss Patty was now disturbed in nister of Christ, Legh Richmond,
her school by some drunken farmers, when pointing out the boundaries of
but she maintained her dignity, and his parish to the writer of this article,
pursued her pious labours among 200 " I rejoice, that though I dare not
orderly people assembled as usual. pass the boundaries of my parish to
The end of this affair was, that Mrs. preach to peiishing souls on the other
M., being still opposed by Bere, the side, the Dissenters enjoy that ad
Curate, who had previously solicited vantage, and to all those who preach
her labours, absolutely for the sake Christ, I cordially wish success."
of peace though still he persecuted I. C.
berrelinquished this so flourishing
school !
for April, 1839. 53

out the whole country, and insidi
ously disseminating the principles of
MISSIONARY MAGAZINE. the Romish church." In one word,
Rev. Sir,From the urgent ap he adds, '' There is at this moment a
peals lately made on behalf of the most extensive machinery at work in
" Home Missionary Society," I have England, in Ireland, and on the Con
been led seriously to consider its tinent, with the view of extinguishing
claims ; and have, in consequence, Protestantism, and re-establishing
become deeply impressed with their Popish supremacy in this country."
great importance, especially at this Travehin Town, vol. ii. pp. 280, 281.
all-important day. That such a So Shall we then slumber on in passive
ciety, in our own land, and at this indifference, and let popery again,
period of time, should have been suf with all its pregnant horrors, gain the
fered to languish and sink into its ascendency in this our own country 1
now comparatively inefficient state, God forbid ! Death itself, a thousand
is to me most unaccountable. Its times over, if it were possible, rather
present feebleness, from want of funds than this ! We know from the facts
and proper support, is, it must he of the past, that Popery has ever
admitted, a standing reproach to Dis been, as it still is, au inveterate ene
senters. This, I am aware, may be my to every thing like civil and reli
deemed strong language, but 1 be gions liberty witness those dreadful
lieve, and therefore speak. I do not deeds of cruelty and murder inflicted
say we ought to have done less for on the unoffending and peaceable in
Foreign Missions, than we have done; habitants ofthe valleys of Piedmont
but I do say we ought to have done the diabolical plot and cold-blooded
more for Home than we have. Be assassination of 50,000 Protestants in
sides, if we slumber on much longer, one night, in Paris and the South of
as regards our own country, we shall France ; the burnings in Sniithfield
be too late - the ground will be occu and other places in our country. " By
pied ; a subtle enemy, unlike our their fruits ye shall know them!"
selves, is awake and active, striving Looking at the present state of those
with incredible industry and zeal to countries where the influence of the
disseminate throughout our land the Church of Rome still reigns, and
monstrous dogmas of Popery. It may where she has unmolestedly done so
be said, we do not see it, neither do for many centuries past, we see the
we hear it : no, it is the grand prin lamentable effects of her withering
ciple of their " cunningly devised" sys and impoverishing system. Witness
tem, to go on , if possible, unpercei veil . Spain, Portugal, and those other
A popular writer of the present day countries on the Continent, where
observes, " Popery, like the mole, the enlightening and renovating prin-
works under ground. It is a sort of ciples of the Ueformalion have not
spiritual freemasonry. Every thing is been felt and cherished. Setting aside
done under the secrecy of a vow, if any thing, and every thing, that man
not a formal oath, when it is deemed may say, and taking the inspired writ'
advisable to conceal matters from the ings alone for our authority, we see
public eye; and there is a unity of that the whole system of popery is a
purpose, a brotherhood of feeling, system of human invention, and not
where the interests of Rome are in according to the pure word of God ;
volved, which may well put us Pro a system of craft, and imposture, and
testants to the blush." The same lies, " teaching for doctrines the com
writer says also, (speaking of the va mandments of men."
rious causes to which may be ascribed Is this then the Christianity we are
the rapid strides which Popery is to have again in our land ? May He
now making in this country,) " There who has graciously revealed himself
have of late been several associa as the hearer of prayer, in mercy pre
tions of Catholics, though their oper vent it ! Christians ! you who pro
ations have not attained a tangible fess to love Jesus, and to long for the
form, which have been most zealous universal spread of "the truth as it
and active in spreading the tenets of is in him," awake, awake ! it is high
the Romish faith. There is at this time. Let ns arouse ourselves from
moment a most formidable society of slumber and apathy, in which we
this kind in Dublin, though invisible have continued too long; and let us
to the Protestant eye, which is se- go forthnot as do those whose spirit
cretly sending its emissaries through- we hold in abhorrence, with weapons
54 Home Missionary Magazine
of torture and blood, but with the and breadth, at this crisis, I would
sword of the Spirit; and let us not pledge myself to subscribe, in aid of
rest, or think our work accomplished, the above Society, by the 1st of Au
until we shall see the standard of gust next, the sum of 5, provided
" truth" (" Thy word is truth," John 2000 subscribers at the same amount
xvii. 17) planted in every part, and could be obtained, so as to realize, in
on every inch of our country. The addition to the ordinary subscription
time has arrived when something for the year, a sum of 10,000. This
more than ordinary must be attempt I am fully satisfied might easily be
ed, yea, accomplished. By running accomplished, if the attention of the
to and fro throughout the length and Christian public were but seriously
breadth of our land, spreading and drawn to the subject, and to a seri
planting the. truth, we shall the most ous consideration of its great import
effectually check the progress of er ance. I am quite certain, (and glory
ror; as the light of truth advances, to God in the highest, for it!) there
the darkness of error must recede; are many thousands of the Indepen
and if we faint not, but " go forward" dent denomination alone, that are
In the name and strength of the God much better able to subscribe the
of truth, and with a single eye to his sum than I am. But I am ready to
glory, we may hope in due time, that make any sacrifice, so that the true
Popery, as a thing of nought, toge doctrines of the Gospel of Christ may
ther with every other religious error but be diffused throughout our own
and delusion, will be swept away as a kingdoms, and that my fellow-coun
refuge of lies, not only from our own trymen, children, friends, and rela
country, but from the whole earth. tives, may bnt be saved from the
The Lord hasten it in his time 1 wiles of those who are now lying in
Believing the " Home Missionary wait to deceive the ignorant and un
Society" to be well adapted, if pro wary.
perly supported and worked, for car Let us then go forth, and conse
rying the Gospelthe glad-tidings of crate our every energy to the cause of
a free and full salvation through Jesus our Lord, and the spread of his truth;
alone into those villages and remote and if faithful, as certain as the word
parts of our land, where we may of God, "is truth," we shall indue
fear many of our fellow-countrymen time see Uagon in all his diversified
are still living in ignorance, and con forms, prostrate in the dust, never to
sequently exposed to the wiles of rise again. May the Lord help and
those now so industriously endeavour direct bis people, and hasten on the
ing to disseminate their pernicious glorious day ! Amen, and amen !
principles; I beg to be enrolled as I have now, Sir, to entreat your
an annual subscriber of one guinea to excuse for venturing thus to trespass
that society. Were it in my power, on your time. I can only urge, in
I would readily and glad]y make it the way of excuse, ' * 1 1 is good to be
one hundred times the sum. But zealously affected always in a good
while I cannot do this, I do what I thing 1"
can. I inclose herewith the guinea I am, Rev. Sir,
for 1839. In addition to this feeling Your most obedient servant,
deeply for my country, and for the A Soldier.
spread of the truth through its length Barracks, March 7, 1S39.


The Annual Sermon on behalf of the Home Missionary
Society will be preached (D. V.) by the Rev. Dr. Raffles, at
Chapel-Street, Soho, (the Rev. T. Robinson's), on Monday Even
ing, May 13, 1839.
The Annual Meeting will be holden at Exeter Hall on
Tuesday Evening, May 14, 1839.
And the Annual Sale of Useful and Ornamental Work will
be at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, Strand, on Wednesdav,
May 15, 1839, at ten o'clock in the Morning.
Home Missionary Rooms, 11, Chatham-place, Blackfriars,
March 11, 1839.
for April, 1839. 55
CHAPEL. Allow an affectionate friend to talk
to you for one minute hereon. It was
The village of Mappleton had been commenced in August, 18IU, so that
supplied fur some time with preach for well nigh twenty years, it has been
ing, in a private home, by the In most diligently seeking the temporal,
dependents and Wesleyans; which spiritual, and eternal good of your fel
place, by the blessing of God, became low-countrymen, in dark and desolate
too small to contain those who were villages and hamlets : it has sent " the
willing to hear the Gospel ; so that Gospel of peace" to themto its messen
a more commodious building was gers and Missionaries, may be well
deemed desirable. Ground having applied the Prophet's words, "How
been obtained, a chapel has been beautiful upon the mountains are the
erected, which was opened on the feet of him that bringeth good tidings I"
28th of October, 1838 ; on which oc It has visited the sick soothed the
casion two sermons were preached, sorrowful sustained the sinking
that in the afternoon liya Home Mis comforted the dyinginstructed the
sionary; and that in the evening by young gathered the ignorant, and
a Wesleyan minister. The attend those that were out of the way : and
ance was so numerous, that many with the cheering and cheerful voice
were obliged to remain on the outside. of heavenly faith and hope, it has said
to all, " Behold the Lamb of God that
taketh away the sin of the world !" Now,
this paper asks you What you have
" Impressive thought while life we trace, done for the Home Missionary Society
May it instruct the mind !" to support and aid it J What say you ?
Where is the Minister of Christ, or Must the answer be, I have not done
the private Christian, to whom the any thing for it ! This answer, involv
review of life, however limited, or ing such highly censurable apathy and
however hasty the glance, is not pain neglect of your country's welfare, and
fuland in proportion as such review the salvation of others, I trust would
is taken under the vivid impressions be given but by fewveryfew. I
of eternity, and individual or relative hope you are not one of them. But If
responsibilityvery painful ? Can it you have given your aid to the Home
be said of any one, in connexion with Missionary Societyto what extent
talents bestowed, and opportunities has it been ?how has it accorded
afforded of glorifying God, and bring with your principlesyour promises
ing souls to Christ, " They have done your privilegesyour property
what they could ?" Reader, apply this your prayers? What! do you pray
test to yourself. Have you done what thus, " I by kingdom come," and then
you could for God, and for the souls refuse to promote its extension and
of men ! Alas, for every one of us ! advancement? Do you read of the
the sins of our holiest services and awful results of sinof intemperance
most zealous efforts condemn us be of Sabbath profanity, of total unac-
fore the Lord. Apply the test in an quaintedness with the Bible ; and ex
other form ; there are associations of claim, as you read the diurnal press,
Christians for spiritual and benevolent or other periodicals, How shocking !
objectsgeneral associations and local What a fearful state the country is in I
societies in the churches of which we and yet you do nothing to alter this
have the privilege to form a part, and state of things I My dear reader, I
in the neighbourhood where our lot is beseech you, take your Testament
assigned. Look, at them ; they are now, even now, and read very care
Bible Societies Mission Societies fully the following declaration of Him
Tract District Visiting City Mis whom you profess to love and serve,
sion, and Lord's Day Societiesand " / must work the works of Him that
many others most scriptural in their sent me, while it is day, for the night
design and objectlaudable aud well cometh in which no man can work,"
directed in their effortsstainless in John iv. 4. Reflect upon this bright
their reputation they are the orna example of benevolence and zeal,
ment of our land they tell us, God is until you exemplify it in your deport
stilt here. Now how do YOU regard ment, then you will not let another
them, or uphold them ? Is the enumer day pass without practically proving
ation too manifold ?then circumscribe your love to the souls of dying and
your thoughts and this review to one neglected villagers, by sending your
Society only, which I have not yet gift, according to your ability, to. the
distinctly namedit is this," THE cause of Home Missions.
56 Home Missionary Magazine
What deep and bitter regrets will will amount to 55, which will enable
fill your hearts, if the review to which her to begin some line of business, or
this paper calls yon, should at last enable her to put out one or more
present nothing but one dreary blank, members of her family, to some trade,
and the sad record of the past seasons ami thereby lessen their number.
unimproved and uncultivated ! Some of ns may be able to spare
Eusebius. twenty shillings instead of ten so
much the better. We know not how
The present number of Agents em soon some may have to plead for our
ployed by the Home Missionary So widows and children; for our labours
ciety is One Hundred and Ten. They are painfully exhausting ; and, lie-
have under their care about Two sides, will not the Lord of the vine
Hundred and Thirty Sunday-schools; yard say, " Forasmuch as ye have
Eight Thousand Five Hundred child done it unto one of the least of these,
ren ; Five Hundred and Forty gratui ye have done it unto mel"
tous Teachers ; and above Sixty Thou Yours truly,
sand hearers, surrounded by a popu A Home Missionary.
lation of Six Hundred Thousand im
mortal souls. But still the Directors
have the painful necessity imposed on "FREELY YE HAVE RECEIVED,
them, for want of Funds, of declining
numerous applications for help in
many most destitute parts. The Rev. Mr. H , going from
K to B , to preach, thought
THE GOSPEL. of going to the coach-office to secure
a place ; hut on a second thought, he
The Gospel is a revelation of the walked on about a mile, expecting the
grace of God to fallen man, through a coach to overtake him. At the top of
Mediator: it has had many gradual the hill he found two loaves in the
discoveries since the first promise was middle of the road, about two pounds
given to Adam after his fall ; but the each. He did not know at the time
most complete revelation of it was what to do with them, but taking them
made by the personal ministry of up, lie tied them in his handkerchief,
Christ and His apostles. and passed on. When the coach came,
Dr. Watts. up, there was no room, but the coach
man said if he would walk on he would
take him, as he should put a passen
to the editor of the home ger down, and should then have room.
missionary magazine. He walked on, and soon saw a poor
" Widow Bali." man on one side of the road, who, as
he came near, cried out, "I'm dyingfor
Dear Sir,Will you kindly allow want of bread!" That passage, "Freely
me, through the pages of your Maga ye have received, freely give," rushed
zine, respectfully and affectionately into his mind, and presenting a loaf,
to address a word or two to my be he said, " Here is some bread for you
loved fellow-Missionaries respecting then." He eagerly grasped it in his
the case of" Widow Ball." The late hand without uttering a word, and be
Mr. Ball was a complete stranger to gan to eat it. Mr. H said, " You
me, and so is every member of his can give the other person with yon
family ; but as a fellow-agent in the some." He replied earnestly, '' It is
same Society, a labourer in the same my son." Mr. H said, Here,
vineyard, a servant of the same Di then is another loaf, which will be
vine Master, I humbly think it is onr one for each." As he was in haste,
bounden duty, as Home Missionaries, he passed on to the coach, where he
to spare a little from this quarter's informed the people that he had
salary to assist the widow and her found two loaves, and if the person
fatherless family. Our salaries are who had lost them could be found, he
not too large for the supplying of our would pay for them on his return.
own wants, nor adequate where there He however heard nothing further
is a numerous family to maintain ; but about the matter for a week, when,
still, cannot each of the one hundred one morning, he heard a rap at the
and ten Agents spare the sum of Ten door. As he was the only person at
Shillings to help the widow and fa home, he went to the door. It was a
mily of a beloved brother ? Yes, let stranger, who said, " Are you the
ns cause the widow's heart to sing for master of the house, Sir ?" " Why ?"
joy. Ten shillings from eaqh of us said Mr. H , " what do yon wanti"
for April, 1839. 57

He replied, "Are you the gentleman returning home, after paying for
who saved my lite last week 1" "What every thing, with five pounds in my
do yon mean I" said Mr. H . pocket."
" Why, a gentleman found me on the What an interesting illustration of
top of the hill yonder, dying* and the condition of thousands of souls,
gave me and my son two loaves of who are dying for want of spiritual
l>read, and saved our lives : are you bread ! Would that it as appropriately
the gentleman ? I have determined exhibited the promptitude with which
that I will not leave the neighbour those wants are supplied ! From how
hood until I have thanked my bene many have we heard the cry, " We
factor, if I can find him." Mr. H are dying for want of the bread of
said, " I am certainly the person who life ;"and how long, too, without send
gave you the bread, but it was not ing it, although ye have the means
my bread ; however, walk in." He of doing so. What should we have
did so, and Mr. H said to him, thought of Mr. H if he had turned
" Who are you 1 Tell me your his a deaf ear to the cries of the poor
tory. Where do yon come from, and dying man, while he had the bread in
what are your circumstances?'' He his hand f And what can be thought of
answered these questions fully, by those who are really doing this in re
which Mr. H found that he was ference to the spiritual bread ? Oh,
an Irishman, who had fallen into cir listen to the cry here on earth, " I
cumstances of embarrassment, and am dying for want ofspiritual bread !"
had left his home secretly, to come Oh, listen to a voice from heaven,
over to England, with the hope of which says, " Freely ye have received,
obtaining employment. When Mr. freely give."
H found him, it was the third
day since he had obtained any thing
to eat. "That bread,'' said he, "which INFIDELITY.
you gave me, saved my life." " Well,"
added Mr. H , " go and fetch
your son, for if I saved your life last "Read His whole volume, sceptic! then re
week, I will give you a breakfast this Read and revere the sacred page; a page
morning." While he was away, Mr. "Where triumphs immortality; a page
H with great hospitality got a Which not the whole creation could pro
qnart of milk, two fourpenny brown duce ;
Which not the conflagration shall destroy;
loaves, and several good slices of In nature's ruin not one letter lost."
bacon, all ready for his two visitors,
which he desired them to eat, and if I have been called upon to visit a
it was more than they could manage, young man who has led a most aban
to take the remainder for their din doned and wicked life, and who, I
ner. Harvest time was nigh at hand, fear, has been drinking down copious
and the poverty in which they were draughts of the poison of infidelity. I
placed prevented their getting a sickle. found him in a most deplorable state
This, Mr. H observed, and to of mind, tortured with remorse, and
supply this want, proposed that they bordering on the awful precipice of
should turn into the garden for an despair! O, what a truly painful
hour, and he would give thpm the sight to witness, enough to make the
money to purchase one. This they blood to chill in one's veins ! The hol
joyfully did. When they had nearly low, deep-sunk eyethe pallid cheek
completed their task, a friend called the emaciated frame the deep-
upon Mr. H , and observed, " You fetched sighthe broken accents,
have a gardener to-day, Sir, who does hoarsely pronounced, " He will not save
not understand his business, I think." me""I have been so desperately
Mr. H replied, " I have had him wicked." " If I attempt to pray, I
under peculiar circumstances ;" and ex cannot"" The devil stops my mouth!"
plained the whole affair. This touched I freely conversed with him respect
the good man's heart, and he at once ing the ability and willingness of Jesus
gave them both employment for three Christ to save the chief of sinners;
weeks. After this he gave them a directed hisattention to a blood-thirsty
note to a lady, who also employed Manassahto an unclean Mary Mag
them ; and she to others, so that they daleneto a furious, persecuting Saul
were fully occupied. When the har of Tarsusto an expiring malefactor,
vest was over, the poor man returned as some of the astonishing trophies of
to Mr. H , saying, "I could not redeeming love; and informed him
leave the country without thanking that the same kind and gracious Lord
you. Since I ate of that bread I have who had mercifully saved them, was
wanted for nothing ; and now I am infinitely willing to extend to him his
as Home Missionary Magazine
omnipotent arm of salvation. I prayed comfort of mind, and a gleam of hope,
with him, and before I left him, folded at times, would dart its inspiring rays
down some portions of scripture, well into his soul. He had been a despe
calculated, by Divine grace, to dissi rately vile sinner, but he rejoiced,
pate the moral darkness, and chase Jesus Christ was an almighty and
away the spiritual gloom that sur compassionate Saviour, and lie wished
rounded his deeply-troubled bosom. to depend on him alone, for everlast
I have visited him twice since, and he ing salvation. These were nearly his
appears a little more tranquil. God last words. O what an unspeakable
forbid it should prove only a torpid felicity to be the humble instrument,
insensibility to his alarming and dan in the hand of the ever-blessed Spirit,
gerous state ! May it prove to be the of leading a poor despairing fellow-
peaceful calm that pervades the happy sinner to that infinitely precious blood
soul when leaning, in the exercise of which atones for transgressions the
faith, upon a crucified Saviour, for most numerous, and which purifies
eternal life and endless blessedness. the foulest bosom. Ah ! infidelity has
0 what wisdom, what prudence, what spread her poison all around us ; she
experience, what zeal, are necessary has scattered over the face of our
to the right discharge of the all-im fair country, firebrands, arrows, and
portant duties of the office to which death. Infidelity provides no guide,
Divine Providence has appointed me. to conduct us to the land of blessed
1 sometimes fear, and tremble, and ness, no refreshing cordial to assuage
exclaim, " Who is sufficient for these the grief of the troubled bosom : she
hings >." gives darkness for light, deformity for
beauty, disease for health, and death
He is gone, for life. O, may the dark clouds of
His soul has fled to an untried eternity |
ignorance, and error, and despair,
The individual above alluded to, she has spread over the moral firma
has now left this world for an eternal ment of our happy land, be scattered
state of existence. To a friend, he far and wide, by the bright and lucid
expressed great gratitude to God, that, beams of the Gospel sun, like the
ever 1 had visited him. He said since morning mists before the opening
I had attended him be enjoyed a little day ! L.

The Rev. William Henry, of Tooting, late Corresponding Secretary of the

Home Missionary Society, was removed to his rest on the 8th of March, 1839,
after a protracted and painful illness. The Directors would record their sincere
and affectionate sympathy with his bereaved widow and family, and with the
church at Tooting, which lie had faithfully served in the Gospel of our Lord
Jesus Christ for sixteen years. Mr. Henry was in his fifty-sixth year.
The Directors have also the solemn and affecting duty to announce the sudden
death of two valuable members of the Board: Mr. RicB\anD Pebkins, of Red
Lion-street, Holborn, whose amiable and benevolent character will long be
had in remembrance. He departed this life on Saturday, March 16, 1839. Also,
the unexpected removal of the Rev. Fbancis Moore, who died on Friday, March
22, 1839. He was taken in a fit at the Home Missionary Rooms, while engaged
in the service of the Society, on the previous afternoon, from which he never
recovered. Mr. Moore was one of the first Secretaries of the Society, and had,
from its formation, greatly interested himself in its behalf, and had recently con
ducted the Correspondence of the Society. Mr. Moore was in his fifty-eighth

The Directors of the Home Missionary Society beg to announce to their
Friends and the Public, that one or more of the Officers of the Society attend daily
at the Rooms, No. 11, Chatham Place, from 10 to 3 o'clock.
All Money Orders from the country are requested to be made payable to the
Treasurer, Thomas Thompson, Esq. ; the Sub-Treasurer, Benjamin Hanbury,
Esq. ; or the Rev. E. A. Dunn, Secretary.
for April, 1839. 59
The Ladies' Committee conducting the Sale, which is to take
place ia May next, as usual, thus early and earnestly entreat a
continuance of the former kindness of their friends, and the friends
of the great cause of Home Missions, to forward, in due season,
such Articles as will be likely to produce the best result.
11, Chatham Place, Btackfriars,
Feb. 1, 1839.

The Directors of the Home Missionary Society respectfully re
quest that the Treasurers of Auxiliary Home Missionary Societies
iu Town and Country, and Collectors of New Year's Gift Cards, will
pay the amount in their hands at the Office, II, Chatham-place,
Blackfriars, on or before the 10th of April, 1839, or they will not be
in time for insertion in the Annual Report.


New Publications by Thomas Ward and instruction of youth, has just com
and Co. pleted his Egyptian Pyramids. We
have inspected them, and feel no hesi
In the Press. tation in stating our opinion that they
The Animal Creation ; its Value and are instructive, useful, and ornamental.
Claims. The Prize Essay, for which, Mr. West has published two hundred
One Hundred Pounds was awarded by Views adapted to the Pyramids, which
the Earl of Carnarvon, the Hon. and show the effect of a picture better than
Rev. Baptist Noel, and Mr. Sergeant any other contrivance. They are ap
Talfourd. plicable to the views in the Landscape
and other Annuals, Drawings. Me
Preparing for the Press. dallions, Grottos, &c, &c. Air. West
The Advancement of Religion the has also published his Horizontorium,
Claims of the Times. A course of Lec or Mathematical Projection, a Picture at
tures delivered at Wycliffe Chapel by once exciting admiration and surprise ;
the Rev. Andrew Reed, D.D. and from its moderate price, one shil
ling, we make no doubt it will meet
Air. West, of Fleet-street, with his with a great sale.
usual assiduity for the advancement

NOTICES OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. Parental Carefor the Salvation of Child

ren. By the Author of lt Persuasives
The Sacred Diary. By William Gearing,
Rector of Christ Church, Southwark, toEarlyPiety." Religious Tract Society.
1688. Religious Tract Society. A work much needed, and on which
A reprint of a very instructive and we doubt not the Divine blessing will
awakening work, which it is impossible rest : very useful for distribution among
to read without advantage. all classes.

The Middle Ages of England ; or Eng

lish History from 1066 to 1485.
Missionary Records. Northern Coun
This will he a most useful little vo
tries. Religious Tract Society. lume to young persons, to whom we
A well-arranged compendium of the earnestly recommend it. Parents will
Missions at Greenland, Labrador, Asia do well to place it in the hands of their
tic Russia, Harass, Siberia, &c. children.
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for the Rich.) Ward and Co. 2. Bereaved Parents Consoled. By
John Thornton.
Most excellent, and greatly needed.
3. Euphemia. A Tract for Young
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Ward's Library of Standard Divinity.
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This is a most valuable work, and A New Edition, by Ward and Co., has
will be found highly useful to students been just published, (being the ninth,')
and Sunday-school teachers ; and, in of Consolations for Mourners bereaved
deed, it is adapted to the use of all. of relatives by Death. By R. H. Shep
The Tract Society, in this work, have herd, Minister of Ranelagh Chapel,
provided all that is needful for those Chelsea.
who have not time or ability to use A Reply to the Misrepresentations of the
larger and more costly works. Rev. F. Close and others, id. or 7s per
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pular Instruction in Bristol. Hamil Simpkin and Co.
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A most laudable effort to do good.


(March, 1839.)

Subscriptions will be thankfully received and gratefully acknowledged at the Society's

Rooms, 11, Chatham-place, Blackfriars; also, by THOMAS THOMPSON, Esq.
Treasurer; Mr. B. HANBURY, 138, Blackfriars-road, Sub-Treasurer; the Rev'.
E. A. DUNN, Belgrave-place, Pimlico, Gratuitous Secretary; by Messrs. LAD-
BROKES and Co., the Society's Bankers, Bank Buildings; by Messrs. HANKEY,
Fenchurch-strcet, and by any of the Directors.

s. d. s. d.
Mrs. Goodchild, Henley, Mead, John 0 3 0
Subscription of Miss Mummery, Mrs 0 8 6
B. Fuller, Maitland... 2 0 0 Osborn, Mrs 0
New Year's Gift Cards, Pratt, Mr o 5
viz. : Rowland, Master 0 10
Betteridge, Mr 0 8 6 Scott, Miss 1 5
Charters, Mrs ;... 0 16 0 Stratten, Mrs 1 5
Cripps, Mrs 0 9 0 Soundy, Mr. G 0 6
Deane, Miss, Cavers- Wheeler, Miss 0 5
ham 1 10 0 Wyatt, James 0
Fuller, Mrs., Knowls
hill 0 6 0 13 16 5
Gillman, Mrs 0 5 6 Misses Rout, London,
Gillman, Harriett .... 0 10 6 collected by New Year's
Goodchild, Miss F. ... 1 18 11 Gift Cards, viz. :
Knight, Miss 0 8 0 Miss Martha Rout ... 0 18 6
for April, 1839. 61

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Miss Mary Rout 0 17 0 Maberly Chapel, per
1 15 6 Cards, viz. :
Odiham, Hants, Rev. No. 1. Joseph Hooper
Collector 0 IS 0
Thomas Hitchin, per
New Year's Gift Cards, No. 2. Do do. 0 7 6
collected by- No. 3. John Neal, do. 0 13 0
Mrs. Seymour, Sen.,
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Mr. Pharaoh, North Miss Rue 0 11 0
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4 2 0 Sunday School Children-
Rev. W. B. Leach, Donation for Sarah Bultitude 0 12 0
the Widow Ball 1 1 0 Hannah Carman 0 8 11
R. Whittle, Esq., Croydon, Surrey Frances Cocker 0 7 6
Christmas A 0 10 0 Elizabeth Wright 0 7 0
Rev. Thomas Wood, per Sarah Stackwood 0 6 6
Cards, collected by Ann White 0 6 6
Mrs. Bennett 2 5 6 Louisa Becket 0 6 1
T. T. Barnsdale 0 4 8 Mary Allen 0 5 6
2 10 2 Elizabeth Adcock 0 5 3
A. B. C, Donation to Mr. Sharp, Mary Ann White 0 2 9
Chumleigh 1 0 0 Maria Ward 0 2 8
Mallow, Bucks, Miss M. Mary Ann Haylett ... 0 16
A. Ralfs, One Year's William Alcock and
Penny-a-Week collec John Holland 0 7 9
tions 4 9 0 Missionary Boxes, per
Master George Home 0 8 0
New Year's Gift Cards 0 15 0
5 4 0 Anna Maria Wilson... 0 4 0
Mrs. Shepherd, Maidstone, Sub 6 0 8
scription to Lady Day, 1840 1 1 0 Westerham, Kent, Rev.
Birmingham, Mrs. Glover, for the W. Foster, per Mrs.
5 0 0 Whittaker's Ann. Sub. 1 0 0
Widow Ball
Bo., Miss Mansfield, for do 5 0 0 New Year's Gift Cards,
Money Account for Kes Collected by
wick, Cumberland, En Mr. Young 0 13 0
dowment for the Cha Miss Norman 0 9 0
pel 12 10 6 Miss Nightingale 10 6
Subscriptions, per J. & Mr. Nightingale, Jun. 10 8
A. Fisher, Esqs 7 9 6 MissBurfleld 0 4 6
A Friend to the Mission 5 0 0 Miss Atkinson 0 12 6
Seat-Rents, Keswick Mr. Heath, Jun 0 10 0
Chapel 2 0 0 Mr. Bown 0 6 6
27 0 0 5 16 8
Rev. W. Hague, (Home Mission
Mr. Baggs, South-street, Gros- 0 10 0
venor-square D 10 10 0 ary,) for Widow Ball
Mr. Richard Astell, Shepherd's- " Christiana," for Widow
market, May Fair, subscribed by Ball 2 0 0
the Sunday School Children 1 2 7 Do. for House, Glan-
Mr. Livesey. A Friend, per Mrs. vill's Wootton, Dorset 10 0 0
Holdsworth, Hackney, (Annual,)
1 0 0 Limehouse Chapel, Sub
Lady Day scriptions and New
Mr. T. Penn, Bishops-
gate-street, viz. : col. Year's Gift Cards, by
lectedbyhim 15 0 Mr. Edward Tindale,
Collected by Cards Cock-hill, Ratcliff:
Annual Subscriptions
Mrs. Penn 0 5 0
MissBillett 0 8 9 Rev. T. Williams 110
MissTrew 0 12 6 Mr. Robert Warton... 1 1 0
Miss C. Penn 0 4 4 Mr. John Walls 1 1 0
Mr. Edward Tindale 2 2 0
Mr. Morten 0 18 0
Mr. Cooper 1 12 <
Mr. Stringer OH 6 Cards
5 17 1 Mr. Charles 1 0 0
Sutton Valence, Rev. J. Miss Law 0 6 2
Hamer, Quarterly Sub Mr. Pierpoint 0 10 0
scriptions by Miss Master Sinclair 13 4
Hayes 2 10 8 Miss M. A. Tindale... 0 18 0
New Year's Gift Cards Mr. Wood 0 16 0
MissCrispe 13 0 Small sums 0 6 6
5 0 0
Miss Hayes, 2 Cards 0 17 6
Miss Hamer 0 17 0
Mr. Long 0 12 7J
6 09) Mrs. Keunaway, Char-
"ADebtorto Missions" D 1 0 0 mouth, Dorset:
Rev. B. Isaac's Chapel, Sunday- Mrs. Kennaway's An
School Children, Hackney-road 0 17 6 nual Subscription... 10 0 0
Captain H. G. Morris,
Rev. E. A. Dunn, for
the Rev. R. Philip, of R.N.,do 1 0 0
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3.11 s.d.
M rs. Austin, Subs. ... 110 New Year's Gilt Cards,
Wa Pnddicombe, Esq., collected by
o. ~ oso Mlss Whittall ......,.. 13 0
W . Barnard, Esq., do. 100 Miss Wilson ~ ... 012 6
Mr. Freeman, do...... oze Mr. Jones ~ ~ 0 2 6
Miss A. Kennaway, Mrs. Jones......... ~ 0 5 6
~~ 0 5 0 Miss Lewin ~ 017 6
Miss S. Kennaway,do. 050 Mrs. Wozencroft ~ 10 0
13 18 410
Cards Rev. W. MDowall, Kirby
Mr. Hookes, Lyme... 016 0 Moorside, Yorkshire
Mr. D. Dunster......... 013 0 New Year's Gilt Cards,
Miss Culverwell ~ 010 0 viz. :
Mrs. Edmonds ~ 014 0 Miss Chalmers, Harum 1112
213 Miss Humphrey, Naw
ton, ~ 10 0
Do. by lending Magazines, and Mrs. Ellerby, Hutton
from Friends at Sherbome......... 015 le-Hole ~ 10 9
Mrs. Thorpe, Apple
17 6 ton ~ 018 0
Miss Grange, 176, Piccadilly, col Mr. J. Williamson,
lected ~ 3 8 Sinnington ~ 015 2
Miss Sarah Griffith, of Chelsea, per Mrs. Ellerker, Kirby
Mr. William Adeney ~ 50 0 Moorside............... 010 0
Rev. William Easter Miss Fletcher, do...... 012 0
brook, Overton, Hants, Mrs. Clerk, Kirby Mills 0 91
viz.: Miss Thorpe, Beck
Collections and Subscrip house ~ 0 7 0
tions by Mrs. Easter Mr. N. Lounsborough,
brook ~ 356 Editon.................. 0 6 0
By Ca.rds.................. 0165 Mr. MDowa1l, Man
By Missionary Boxes 0141 chester ~ 010 0
416 Miss Paterson, Barr
Rev. T. Lewis, (Home Missionary) hill, ~ 0 8 6
Pembridge, for Widow Ball ~ 010 Miss H., A1dcrof`t,ncar
Rev. C. W. Harrison, Romsey, Manchester ~ 0 6 0
Hants Miss Hatfield, Irlam's
Card . bY Ann NoYes . Collector... 060 Height, do............ 0 4 0
Rev. W. Palmer, Puck Miss Brown, New
eridge, Herts, col Windsor, do. ~ 0 6 6
lected, Dec. 30, 1838 Mrs. Sigsworth, Kirby
Puckeridge............... 090 Moorside............... 016 0
Standon ~ 090 ,--1- 0
Pew-Rents at Puck Rev. W. Reeve, Oswes
eridge ~ . .. . ~ 1140 try, Shropshire
Do. at Standon ~ 1130 Collected by Cards, by
Penny-a-Week Sub the following Young
scriPtions bY MF persons :
JamesJudd, at Puck Miss Rebecca Pugh... 032
eridge ~ 042 Miss H. Howell ~ 0100
Mr. T. Knight, at Miss Morris ~ 080
Standon ~ 0100 Miss M. Thomas ~ 0410
New Years Gift Card, Miss G. Jones ~ 050
by Miss M. Met Miss M. F. Roberts ... 056
cali, of Ware ~...... 066 Miss F. Price............
06 0
Miss Mellor ~ 00 9
55 B Master J. B.Vaughan (l 9 3
Less Expenses... 050 Master Mundy ~ 0 7 6
5 0 8 Miss Matthews, Dowgate-hill, sub 300
Miss Southgate, Cam scription to Midsummer............ 026
berwell, collected by Rev. W. Selbie, Aspatria,
Cards, viz.: Cumberland, per New
E. Southgate ~ 1160 Years Gift Cards, col
130 lected by J. Rawlings
Miss Fletcher ~ .. 106 and J. Dunn, in As
Miss Allport ~ ~ 0150 patria ~ 513
Miss Hadland ~ .. 0100 W. Robinson and W.
H. Russ ~ .. 0106 Steel, in Hayton and
Rebecca Bonns......... 090 Ougbterside, &c. ~ 226
6 4 In Maryport, by B.
Donation from Miss Southgate... 5 0 Hay ~ 150
Do. by J. Hay ~ 0156
114 In Talentine, by T.
Matthews ~ 123
A`So1dier, per Mr. Baynes, for In Gilcrux and Plumb
1839 . . . . ~ 1 1 laud, by J. Wilkinson 012 6
Rev. Thomas Rees, By Sebra Rawlings ~ 011 6
Huntingdon, Here By B. Sim ~ 0110
fordshire, per Rev. 1216
Thomas Lewi~, of Collected after preach
Pembridge, sto., by ing in Allonby ......... 0100
for April, 1839. 63
s. d. . d.
Collected by a Friend ... 10 0 Mrs. Anderson's Mis
Do. by T. Kennedy 0 8 6 sionary Box 0 8 0
Do. W. Byers, Surgeon 10 0 New Year's Cards
Quarterly Subscriptions Collected by
by E. Kennedy 16 0 Miss Bland 12 6
Do. by M. Tindal 0 18 0 W. Falluter 1 0 0
Miss Hutchinson 0 19 6
C. Batchelor, Clapham, Miss Liddle 0 10 3
per Missionary Box ... 0 10 0 Mr. Matthews 0 10 0
Cards, viz. : A. Bell 0 8 7
C. Batchelor 0 17 0 Mrs. Stenton 0 8 6
P. Skinner 0 12 2 J. Fothergill 0 8 6
J. Ember 0 10 0 A. Scott 0 7 3
C. B 0 11 10 Harland Burdon 0 7 0
M. Rogers 0 5 0 A. M 0 12 6
E. Thornton 0 5 11
Rev. W. Kluht, Kine- Wilson Shotton 0 0 6
ton, Warwickshire, per E. Gill 0 4 7
New Year's Gift Cards i. Craig 0 4 7
Collected by Minto, S. H 0 5 0
Miss Smith 0 10 0 12 19 1
Miss Fellowea 0 9 0 Rev. John George, Dit-
Miss Baylis 0 3 0 tisham, South Devon,
Mrs. Ingram 0 2 0 per Seat-Rents, Two
Mrs. Kluht 0 4 6 Quarters, to Christmas 3 8 0
Mr. Randall 0 116 Collected at Galmpton 0 12 0
Mr. J. Kingerlee 0 8 6 Do. Dittisham 0 9 4

Mrs. Farminster, of Wel Mrs. Lawrence, Hauley-

lington, Somerset, for green, Middlesex, per
the Widow Ball 2 0 0 New Year's Gift Cards
Towards the Parsonage Collected by-
House for Mr. Sand- Mrs. Lawrence 0 12
ford, at Glanvill's Miss Brewer 0 7
Wootton 1 0 0 Amelia Day 0 7
3 0 0 C. E. Dimsdale 0 7
S. T. B., for Hampden-in-Arden Mrs. Wood _ 0 12
Chapel D 1 0 0
Rev. Thomas Sharp, 2 6 0
Chumleigh, Devon Cards
Subscriptions, &c. viz. : Mrs. Lawrence's An
Seat Rents _... 4 6 4 nual Subscription ... 2 0 0
Penny-a-Week Sub J. F. L. D., to Chum
scriptions 2 13 0 leigh Chapel, Devon,
Cards 0 4 2 per Rev. 'i ho. Sharp 2 0 0
Mrs. Cawsey's Sub 6 6 0
scription 0 10 0
Miss Stuckley's do. ... 0 5 0 Home Missionary Box, Mrs. Spratt,
T.Sharp, Jun 0 10 0 Aldermanbury Postern Chapel,
Elizabeth, Mary, per Mrs. Glover .... 1 0
Frances, and Sarah Mrs. Baggs, for widow Ball 1 0
Sharp, 5. each 1 0 0 Peckham Auxiliary, on Account,
per John Slatford, Esq 40 4
Rev. W. Gammon, Hu- Rev. W. Byrne, per Moiety of Sub
ish Champ, Wivels- scriptions from the Independent
combe, Somerset, per Chapel, Ross 4 6
New Year's Gift Cards- Charles Butler, Esq., Whitwell,
Collected by Subscriptions 10 0
Miss C. Burston 0 17 0 New Year's Gift Card, Miss Moore,
Mr. G. Crunibur 0 10 0 Kennington 1 0
Miss A. Dyer 0 8 0 St. Mary Cray, Kent,
MissE. Dore 0 5 0 New Year's Gift Cards,
MissLutby 0 8 1 per Rev. G. Hinde,
Mrs. Rodgers 0 5 0 viz. :
MissWithers 0 7 0 Collected by
Mr. N. Wescott._ Ol0 Miss S. Griffin 0 19 0
3 16 1 Miss Elliott 0 10 0
Rev. James Anderson, Mary Line 0 9 6
Easington-lane, near Mrs. Elliott 0 15 0
Durham, Subscrip Henry Willis 0 10 0
tions, &c, viz: Miss Stiles Oil 0
Seat-Rents, Easing 3 14
ton-lane 1 17 0 Mrs. Crouch, 15, Union-court, Old
Do. Shadforth 0 12 0 Broad-street, City, per contents
Collected at Shut ton 0 6 6 of Missionary Box 0 8
Do. at Shadforth 0 10 10 Mrs. Nettleton, Wells, Norfolk,
Missionary Box, Eas Annual 1 1
ington-lane 1 I 5 New Year's Gift Cards, per Miss
Mrs. Hoggarth, a bag Andrews, Wells 0 13
of 104 Farthings ... 0 2 2
64 Home Missionary Magazine for April, 1 839.

The Rev. C. W. Harrison, of Bomsey, Hants, begs to acknowledge the re
ceipt of a parcel from the ladies of Craven Crapel, containing useful articles of
clothing for the children : also 500 tracts.
The Rev. Thomas Lewis, Pembridge, Herefordshire, desires most sincerely to
express his gratitude to the Committee of the Religious Tract Society, for a very
seasonable and liberal supply of tracts for his station, which have come safely to
The Rev. Thomas Sharp, of Chumleigb, Devon, begs most gratefully to ac
knowledge the receipt of one sovereign forChumleigh Chapel, enclosed in a frank
bearing the post-mark of Leeds, with an impress in wax, " Brighter hours will
come." May our dear Lord return into the bosoms of those beloved friends at
Leeds a thousand-fold ! This is the second sovereign received from the same neigh
The Rev. Albion Oram, Othery, Somerset, begs gratefully to acknowledge the
receipt of a grant of tracts from the Religious Tract Society for the use of his
The Rev. T. C. Butteau, of Oulton, Norfolk, desires to acknowledge with gra
titude the receipt of a parcel of useful clothing, containing thirty articles, from
Mrs. Watson and Mrs. Leigh. It was a gift very seasonably granted, and the
poor received them with expressions and feelings of the most unfeigned thank
fulness. Many of our poor have suffered greatly this year through the high price
of corn.
The Rev. W. Selbie, of Aspatria, begs to thank the Tract Society for their
liberal and seasonable supply of tracts for his station. Also, begs to thank Sir
W. Lawson, Bart, for the Tract Society's Comments on the Bible, and for 20
copies of the Congregational Hymn-book, for the use of the young people attend
ing the chapel.
The Directors beg to thank Mrs. Watson and Mrs. Leigh for a bundle of
clothing received, and forwarded to the Rev. D. Prain.
The Rev. George Sandford, Missionary at Glanvills-Wootton, near Sherborne,
has received from the Secretary of the Home Missionary Dorcas Society a bundle
of clothing for his Sunday-school children, and begs the Committee to accept bis
best tbanks for so valuable and seasonable a supply. Also, for two volumes of
the Evangelical Magazine.
The Directors gratefully acknowledge the receipt of 10, enclosed in a letter,
signed " M. H.'
3 for Widow Ball.
3 for Chumleigb.
i shall be appropriated as directed.
11, Chatham Place, March 27, 1839.


The Home Missionary Prayer-Meeting for the present Month will
be held on Monday evening, April 15, at Trevor Chapel, Brompton,
(the Rev. J. Morison's.)
The Rev. George Evans will deliver the Address.
Subject"The responsible trust to which British Christians
are pre-eminently bound to send the Gospel to the Villages of Eng
Service to commence at Seven o'clock.

W. Tyler, Printer, 5, Bolt-court, London.


ftotn* Jttteftionarfi JWaga^mc,

MAY, 1839.


Mr. Editor, Having been eight the selfishselfish, did I say 1 why, I
years away from London, and labour felt assured they were the most selfish
ing in Cumberland and Warwickshire, creatures in the world. A selfish n>i
I have had on several occasions rea is one who studies his own pleasure
son to feel grateful for the kind and and comfort : and could there be any
liberal donations of clothes lor the thing so pleasing to one, as to be the
poor on these stations. Often has means of doing good, of cheering the
my heart been animated on receiving, hearts of Home Missionaries, drying
at various times, bundles of clothing ; the tear from the eye of the poor cot
and many hearts have rejoiced on re tager, placing a smile upon the coun
ceiving the garments ; and when I tenance of the ragged girl, who has
consider the numbers who have been fur weeks been detained from a Sun
brought, out of gratitude for cloth day-school for want of clothes'! Glo
ing, to hear the Home Missionary, I rious selfishness, which has peace at
feel fully persuaded the good result tending it, and can bear a reflection,
ing from such a useful Institution yea, which will be applauded by the
will never be known until the great Judge at the last day"I was naked,
day of account. It has increased our and ye clothed me."
Sabbath-school, subdued prejudice, Amidst the pleasure of this scene,
ameliorated the condition of the poor, a sigh was heard from one of the most
and no doubt has led many to hear zealous of the company ; it was ut
the voice of mercy, who otherwise tered in the form of a complaint, it
never would have heard it. was for want of funds. This seemed
When I left the cold regions of the for a moment to cast a gloom over the
north, and came within ninety miles pleasure I enjoyed, but to remedy
of London, I often have promised the this evil, I said I thought the good
Ladies, who remember the wants of Ladies who have not taken an inter
the poor cottagers on our Missionary est in the work, would hear the pe
stations, to pay them a visit, and en titions of a Home Missionary, who
courage them in their good work. has for upwards of fourteen years
Last week I fulfilled my engagement, appreciated the labours of such a So
and with pleasure called upon them ; ciety, and whose heart has often
as they had heard when my visit was been animated by its blessed effects.
expected. Calling at the house of Did the Ladies of London but con
my old and worthy friend, Mrs. Simco, sider the poverty of many poor vil
I was shown tip stairs to a large lagers, they would cheerfully lend
upper room, and a scene presented their helping hand. Some of them
itself which I shall not easily forget. have but bread and potatoes, and how
Above twenty Ladies were all at work can they buy clothes to cover their
in making garments for the poor ; naked children ! how can they or
such a number of Dorcas's I never their offspring go to the house of
Jaw : all, all busy. I did not wish to God 1 Next to Missionaries, are the
interrupt their work, but I confess means employed to get the poor to
my eyes never were more delighted, hear the word of salvation sent to
and the eye affects the heart. Prints them. Oh, let me beg the tender
of all sorts, garments of all dimen hearted to assist in this noble work,
sions, were seen in profusion upon and while Missionaries in every qnar-
the table ; some busy in making pin- ter are begging from the Ladies of
befores, others in making frocks; all, Clerkenwell, to assist them by send-
ill busy. I felt that these worthy ing boxes of child-bed linen, old
Ladies enjoyed a luxury unknown to clothes, frocks, &c. Oh, let not their
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petitions remain unanswered; and I TO THE EDITOR OF THE HOME

should think my visit to London abun MISSIONARY MAGAZINE
dantly recompensed if the Ladies in
form me their funds are augmented. "This epistle, beloved, I noir write unto
After I had spent a short time en you, in which I stir up your pure minds by
couraging the Ladies, and making way of remembrance."'i Pet. iii. 1.
" Wherefore, I will not be negligent to put
promises to stir up others, we all you always in remembrance of these things,
came down stairs to a large apart though ye know them and be established in
ment, when, after drinking tea, I the present truth."2 Pet. i. 12.
gave the Ladies a short discourse, "No one cares for our souls," is the
having sung and prayed ; as once a language of a vast number of our vil
quarter they meet for a social prayer- lagers in England. Thousands in our
meeting. They not only aid by con beloved country are perishing for lack
tributions of money and time, but by of knowledge. Do we know this to
prayer also, that "the labours of the be trne ? and lias it no impression on
Home Missionaries may be blessed. our minds? Can we hear the cries
Having taken an affectionate leave and entreaties of never-dying souls,
of them, I returned to my lodging, saying, " Come to our help," and yet
delighted by my visit, and trusting treat them with indifference? We go
the few hints may be made useful. It to the relief of the shipwrecked ma
is pot too much to say, that no So riner, to the help of our neighbour
ciety can lay claims to the liberality whose house is on fire ; and shall we
of the public more than that of the pay no attention to those distressed
Home Missionary. It embraces so creatures who are sinking into a sea
many objects. It is the nursery for of misery, into everlasting fire? Let
training up foreign Missionaries. As us imagine ourselves in their situa
it prospers, the hearts of the con tion. We call to Christians for help,
verted at home become liberal, and but alas ! no help conies. Should we
aid the London Missionary Society, be able to view such as Christians?
&c. &c. It is quite right to send How unlike Christ, whose " heart is
bread to the people in Ireland when made of kindness, whose bowels melt
starving, but would we do so if they with love ;" and who came to seek
were starving within a mile or two of and to save that, which was lost.
our own dwellings? Is it natural to Should we not look in vain for the
send clothes to Greenland if our spirit of Christ, and be ready to say,
neighbours at Home are naked ? The they are none of his ? It is by thus
one should be done, the other should supposing ourselves in the situation of
not be left undone. Oh, how heart onr perishing fellow-creatures, that
rending to go to the Home Missionary we shall best feel for them. But let
Rooms, and see the petitions pre us go a step further still. Suppose
sented for Missionaries ; but alas, the day of judgment come ! The
alas 1 the want of funds is the re Judge seated on his throne I All na
ply for not answering the petitions. tions arraigned at the bar; the books
While I was at the Rooms 1 heard of opened, and a final separation made.
one of the most interesting spots in To those on the right hand, the Judge
England wanting a Missionary ; and says, " Come ye blessed," &c. The
as 1 had preached there to overflow soldiers of the cross have thrown off
ing congregations, and to an affec their armour. The final victory is
tionate people, with a large circle of gained, victory through the blood
dark villages around, I was grieved to of the Lamb. The universal shont is
find the want of funds was the reason heard, "The kingdoms of this world,"
tor not receiving it as a station. Has &c. The victors hear their Master
Home lost its charms 1 Have the say, " Well done." They receive his
pious lost their zeal ? Are there no approving smile. And who can con
means to send the Gospel to the pe ceive the joy they feel? Ministers
rishing at Home? Are they to re and people meet to part no more.
main in darkuess? Oh, how import They congratulate each other. "You,"
ant are these questions. May they say some, "are the dear men who
be speedily answered by the zeal and pointed us to the Saviour. You are
liberality of those who, amid all the the dear people who, by your contri
ills of Home, love it still ; and only butions, sent us the Gospel." And the
need to be reminded that in the Judge will say, " Inasmuch as ye did
Nineteenth Century much of the land it unto the least," &c. How great the
needs to be cultivated. *** rejoicing ! Who does not wish to share
April, 1839. in it ? But hark I What is that dole
for May, 1839. 67
t'ul sound on the left hand? That What Is that towards sending the
trembling and consternation ? That Gospel to so many thousands?" True,
quaking, and anguish of spirit? Those If yon were but one solitary sub
bitter cries, unutterable groans, and scriber, but you are giving in con
waitings, and gnashings of teeth ? nexion with thousands. One thousand
Methiuks I hear some among the persons subscribing only one penny
crowd saying, " Our neighbours saw per week, amounts to two hundred
o in dauger, but never warned us. and sixteen pounds thirteen shillings
Our countrymen saw us perishing for and fourpence, per year! Many are
lack of knowledge, sinking into ever engaged in collecting the free-will
lasting misery, but never put forth offerings of the people, but they are
their hands to save us ! They could not so numerous as they ought to be.
spend their money, some their thou Perhaps in some towns where there
sands, in perishing things, but our are only two or three collectors, there
never-dying souls were not consider might be ten, if not twenty, employed.
ed objects worthy ef their notice." Let collectors be increased an hun
Others may be saying, " We never dred, or a thousand -fold if necessary.
had the Gospel faithfully preached. Employ the Ladies. Their appeals
No Missionary was sent to point ns to are almost irresistible. Very few can
Christ. We called for the bread of refuse giving to such a good institu
life, but no one cared for our souls." tion as the Home Missionary Society,
At whose hand will the blood of those when called on by a modest and pious
lost souls be required 1 It becomes female. Let this good plan which has
every serious mind, and every lover been happily adopted, become ge
of souls, to consider this question neral; then add to it the larger sub
Why are there not more Missionaries scriptions and donations of the weal
sent out ? Is it that they are not to be thy; and who does not see how easy
found ? No. Many a faithful servant and soon every village in our beloved
of Christ is saying, " Here am I, send country might be blest with the word
me." Is it that the people will not of life ? If every one in possession of
receive them ? No. They are entreat the (iosprl were to give in proportion
ing that they may be sent. Is it that to his ability, in a few months every
the Directors refuse to send out any village in England might have the
more? Oh no! Nothing would give Gospel. Let us see, then, who can do
them greater pleasure. What then is most towards It. If we were called
the cause of it ? The means are want upon to make the greatest sacrifice,
ing. What, do people value their trie importance of the subject would
pence, their silver and gold, more sufficiently justify our conduct. But
than precious souls, one of which is if all were to go to work, there would
worth more than a thousand worlds? be little or no sacrifice at all. There
what is to be done in this case ? Why, is much gained by giving, but how
all go to work at once. Spend less much is lost by withholding. " There
time in thinking, and more in acting. is that scattereth, and yet increaseth ;
for while we are only thinking and not and there is that withholdeth more
"cling, thousands will be passing into than is meet, but it tendeth to po
an awful eternity. Perhaps one is verty." " He that soweth bountifully
ready to ask, " What can I do ? What shall reap also bountifully."
can I give 1 At the most I can only W. R. P.
afford to give a penny per week.

In the apartment of sickness, reli
TRUST IN GOD. gion is most commonly the subject of
discourse, for however we may forget
The following narrative is a fact: our (iod and Saviour in health, when
I was sorao years back with a friend, the hourof sickness arrives, and eternity
who was then labouring under ill health, appears to approach us, we then see
endeavouring, as much as lay in my that it is necessary to flee in earnest to
Power, to soothe aiid console him under our only refuge. And happy are those
his affliction. who have sought for salvation through
68 Home Missionary Magazine
their Saviour before that trying season said he, ' is the bread come ?' poor little
comes. fellow, he had but a scanty supper, and
As I said before, in the sick room of was very hungry. ' No,* I answered,
my dear invalid relative, the conversa ' it is not yet come, but be quiet, and
tion was generally upon a religious sub go to sleep again ; it will come.' We
ject. both went to sleep : 1 was awakened a
One evening " Trust in God" was little before six in the morning by some
the subject. My friend's principal at one rapping at my window, * Dame
tendant, a woman between fifty and Bartlet,' said a woman, ' you must get
sixty, whose deportment I had noticed up immediately, Mrs. Martin's dairy
for its propriety, and who had often maid is taken very ill, and you must
struck me as possessing a remarkable come and milk her cows :' here then
sense of religion, suddenly exclaimed was bread for us. I went to Mrs. Mar
with great earnestness, " Oh, trust in tin's, and milked her cows, and after
God, put your faith in the Most High, wards sat down in the kitchen to break
and you will never be deserted. I fast ; but I thought of my child, and
have indeed reason to say so, madam," could not eat ; Mrs. Martin observing
she continued, addressing me, " I am me, said, ' You do not eat your break
the daughter and the widow of a small fast, Dame Bartlet;' I thanked her,
farmer. During my husband's life-time and told her I had left a little boy at
I was very comfortable, and lived in home in bed, very hungry, if she would
plenty, but when he died he left many permit me, 1 should prefer carrying my
debts ; the farming stock, the house breakast home to him. ' Eat your
hold furniture, and indeed all I had, breakfast now,' was the kind answer of
excepting my clothes, was sold to pay Mrs. Martin, ' you shall carry some
them : left with one child, a boy of four breakfast home to your little boy be
years old, I took part of a cottage, and sides.' Mrs. Martin then gave me a
endeavoured to maintain myself by basket of provisions sufficient for myself
needlework, or going on errands, but I and child for two or three days. As I
could not do much on account of leav returned home, I could not but thank
ing my child alone. I took great pains my God, and feel grateful to him, and
to implant early in his mind the love my kind benefactress : I rejoiced my
and fear of God, and a firm belief in his little boy's heart by a sight of my break
Saviour ; and when earnestly engaged fast. He got up directly, eager to par
in this important duty, I almost forgot take of Mrs. Martin's kindness : after a
the poverty and want in which I was good breakfast, I made him kneel again
left. I assure you, madam, I have often by my side, whilst I returned thanks
shut my door, that my neighbours to the good God who had heard our
might not observe, I bad no dinner to prayers the evening before, and who
cook. I had been well brought up, and had given us a kind benefactress. When
could not bear the thought of begging. we rose, I took him in my lap, and
" One evening we were eating our said to him, ' Now, John, I hope what
supper, we had nothing but bread, and has happened to us will be remembered
of that not sufficient to satisfy our hun by you through your whole life. Last
ger. 'Mother,' said little John, when evening we had eaten all our bread, we
he was finishing his last morsel, ' what had none left for this morning ; but we
shall we do to-morrow morning 1 there prayed to God that through his mercy,
is no bread in the house, we shall have and for the sake of his Son Jesus Christ,
no breakfast.' I answered him, ' Do he would give us our daily bread. God
not fear, John ; God has not forgotten has heard us, and has given us bread :
us : let us pray to him, and be assured may this teach you through life, to put
he will remember us.' I made him your trust and faith in your heavenly
kneel down by my side, and prayed to Father. I most earnestly pray to God
God, that he would in his goodness that you may never forget this.' "
have pity upon us, and give us bread Dame Bartlet concluded her interest
for the morrow. 1 then put my child ing narrative by adding, " And, ma
to bed, telling him to go to sleep quietly, dam, I have never wanted bread since.
and to depend upon his God, who I am blessed in my son, who is now a
never forgot those who put their trust man ; he is dutiful and good to me, and
in him. I myself went to bed, firmly has never forgotten the pains his mo
believing that my God had heard my ther took with him in bis childhood ;
prayer, and, commending myself to the nor the exhortation I then gave him to
protection of our Lord Jesus Christ, I trust in God."
slept comfortably till four in the morn Instances like the above, of extreme
ing, when John awoke me ; ' Mother,' poverty, are to be found in our country
for May, 1839. 69
Tillages every day ; to such, this affect some little knowledge which, by the
ing narrative will be deeply interesting, blessing of the Lord, was of use to
and if, through the instrumentality of her afterwards.
the Society's Missionaries, they have She became weaker and weaker,
been led to trust Him, who feeds the but with an increased concern for the
starving, they will not lack similar rea safety and happiness of her soul, and
sons for adoring the Divine faithful gave better and brighter hopes that
ness. the good work was begun in her,
A Friend to Cottagkhs. which, we are confident, when really
Sept. 8, 1838. begun, will be perfected in the day
of Jesus Christ. She owned herself,
though young, to be a great sinner
VILLAGE OBITUARY. expressed sorrow for her sins, called
" Is not this a brand ptucked out of much on the name of the Lord by
thefireV prayer, and hoped for mercy through
Jesus Christ, and through him alone.
Poor Mary B. Early in the morning of the 15th
The subject of the following brief inst., (Jan. 1839,) I was called to visit
notice was introduced into this world poor Mary, as it was supposed she
under circumstances the least favour was taken for death, and would soon
able to her future happiness and be be gone ; but it was not until Satur
nefit; but He who is wonderful in day, the 19th, that her release came,
counsel, and excellent in working, five days and four nights of such suf
hath overruled evil for the greatest fering, that to witness it, all feeling
good. How ought young persons to hearts would weep ; but with such
prize and improve a father's affec signs of saving grace, to behold which
tionate care, and a mother's virtuous the angels before God rejoice.
example, where enjoyed! Alas, for She was faithfully dealt with as a
poor Mary ! these she never knew. miserable sinner, needing the mercy
It is about six mouths since I first of God through Jesus Christ our
saw her, at which time she was first Lord ; to which she replied, " I feel
taken with the illness ending in her in my heart that I am a sinner," and
dissolution, a poor, young, interest then, with a solemnity which eternal
ing creature, aged sixteen, over whom tilings inspired, looked upward, and
one must sigh, and say, " All flesh is said,
glass, and the goodliness thereof as a
tiower of the field, the flower fadeth " Lord, I approach thy throne of grace,
Where mercy doth abound ;
away." Mercy, good Lord, mercy I ask,
It became a pleasing duty to be This is the total sum :
often found by the side of her sick For mercy, Lord, is all my suit ;
bed, and to labour and pray that Oh, let thy mercy come."
Christ might be formed in her the Repeating the last line, " Oh, let thy
hope of glorya duty devolving upon mercy come," in an earnest cry to
faithful Ministers, Missionaries, and Godnever to be forgotten. It was
followers of the Lord, to whom he a most affecting scene. Those lines
will in the last great day say, " I was she had learnt from a tract, entitled,
sick, and ye visited me." " Plain Words," Arc, to which she
The parched, thirsty land, could was exceedingly attached.
scarcely receive the falling genial Upon acknowledging to another
showers with greater avidity than that she was a sinner, it was observed,
Mary received the instructions which that "There is a fountain open for
were proffered to her; very much she sin." " Yes," she rejoined, " drawn
appeared to resemble Lydia, " whose from Immanuel's veins."
heart the Lord opened, that she at It is impossible to relate all the
tended to the things which were touching scenes and sayings attend
spoken to her of Paul." ing the latter end of poor Mary, but
Several suitable and excellent pub let a few more be added.
lications were brought for her per Mary, on her death-bed, solemnly
usal, the contents of which much admonished her mother to attend the
impressed her mind, and were sub house of God, and lead a new life ; in
jects of after-conversation. striking words to a parent from her
Some years ago Mary attended a dying child.
Sunday-school in the village, and She very gratefully thanked me
went to a place of worship ; but as she and Mrs. M for the attentions
said, "Thought nothing about it, like and little aids she had received.
many others ;" notwithstanding, there Upon asking if she had a wish to
" reason to hope she then acquired recover and live, she declared no,
70 Home Missionary Magazine
she never had, then prayed, and said, commend a Saviour to men dying ;
" Thy will be done ;" yet from the soon the feet will be unable to carry
sharpness of her pains, and her desire us to visit the sick and dying, or to
to be with Christ, she became almost distribute the messengers of mercy.
impatient to he gone. Soon the hand will be laid by the
Although quite sensible to the side, unable to relieve the wants of
last, she once exclaimed, "Lights! I those around, and support societies
see lights ! Hark, what do I hear ? which loudly call for aid.
Heavenheaven;" pointing upwards, 2. Home has been too, too long
then called as before, " Lord, come neglected, and increased exertion is
downcome down, and take me up necessary to make up what ought to
to heaven." have been done before. Ah, how sad
On Saturday evening, the 19th of to think, in this age of wonders, that
January, I saw poor Mary for the so much of laud requires to be culti
last time, and endeavoured to smooth vated, to see so many thousand per
her dying pillow by administering the ishing for lack of spiritual bread, and
consolations and hopes of the ever crying. No man careth for our souls !
lasting Gospel, and prayed that she Oh, the need of doubling our dili
might be favoured with Divine sup gence, lest the question should be
port, and if it might please God, put, Where is thy brother 1 Could we
a speedy and easy dismissal. Im answer, Am I my brother's keeper?
mediately after which, she gently No, our brethren and sisters in Eng-
breathed her last. and are perishing. Oh, what need
By her request, I improved the of exertion.
event of her departure, from Rev. xxii. 3. How little has been done. We
21 , to a crowded, attentive, and much are at times led to be consoled with
affected auditory. Poor Mary B the good done, without considering
is taken from the evil to come, and what has not been done ; look over
may her death turn to the spiritual the black spots in the world, yea, in
and eternal life of many. Amen. our favoured England, and lament
so little has been done. Up, and be
J. M. doing. Awake, drowsy Christians,
for the cries of our cottagers are
SIX REASONS FOR FURTHER enough to rouse the most sluggish.
4. The fields are white unto the har
EXERTION. vest, and sufficient reapers are not
We seldom, in ordinary life, do a eniplojcd ; are the fields to be ruined
thing without a reason ; for when we for want of labourers? See, see the
are doing any work, when on a jour multitudes ready to receive instruc
ney, &c, we always can give a ieason. tion, anil none to do so. See the
The service of God is reasonable, and children in crowds, and none to teach
the believer can give a reason of the them. See the reapers standing, and
hope that is within him. And the saying, No man hath hired us. The
longer the Christian lives, he sees labourer is worthy of his hire. Oh,
greater and greater reason for the Christians, let not the labourers have
steps he has taken in coming out from any longer this complaint, but engage
the world and being separated. Idle them to go, and to go now, and work
ness is excluded from the society of in the Lord's vineyard.
travellers to Zion. And when infi 5. See the activity of the enemy
delity and vice abound, he sees the see the agents of atheism and infi
greater need of zeal in his Master's delity busy Rome's agents busy
cause. Socinians busy ; and are they so ac
A few plain reasons may be given tive in Satan's service, and shall we
for all who name the name of Christ be inactive 1 we who have a Sa
being more zealous. viour's example a Saviour's com
1. lime is short, in a little while manda Saviour's promise to be with
we shall be laid aside from working, ust
and we should work while it is day, 6. Consider the important results
the night cometli when we shall have of being active. If the worldling is
done with work. We know how long active, it is for what is connected
we have lived, but cannot tell how with time. The Christian has eternity
soon our account may be rendered connected with his work. Oh, the re
the many sudden deaths we hear sults in this world and the next. The
around us, are all calls to occupy till woe escaped, and the bliss enjoyed.
he come. Soon, soon the lips will be What thy hand findeth to do, do it
sealed in death, and unable to re with all thy might,
for May, 1839. f\





Will be preached at Chapel-street Meeting, Soho, (The Rev.
John Robinson's,) on Monday Evening, May 13, 1839,
By the Kev. T. Raffles, LL.D., D.D.
Service to commence at Six o'Clock.


Will be held at Exeter Hall, Strand, on Tuesday Evening,
May 14, 1839.
Thomas Thompson, Esq., Treasurer, in the Chair.
The Chair will be taken at Six o'Clock.


The Committee of the Ladies' Auxiliary Home Missionary Society
beg leave to inform their kind friends, that the Annual Sale of
Useful and Ornamental Work will take place on Wednesday, Mat
15, 1839, at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, in the Strand. To
commence at Ten o'Clock.

The Committee earnestly and respectfully solicit a continuance of

the aid they have obtained for this Society, through this medium.
They indulge the hope that the contributions of their friends will
be increased, as numerous applications for Missionaries, from dif
ferent parts of the country, are necessarily declined or postponed,
from the want of funds.
Articles for the Sale will be very gratefully received at the Home
Missionary Society's Office, No. 11, Chatham-place, Blackfriars.
Fancy articles in Card, Needlework, and Painting, in all their
variety. Useful articles for giving away to the poor. Useful
articles for Ladies, as Collars, Frills, Caps, Cuffs, Child- bed Linen
of all sorts, &c. Useful articles for Gentlemen, as Collars, Watch-
ribbons, Purses, &c. Toys for Children, including dolls, &c, for
Girls ; and other articles adapted for Boys.
72 Home Missionary Magazine.

SINGULAR ANAGRAM. course of procedure were to be tried ?

With great deference would T recom
The following anagram affords an mend that your Society should devote
answer to Pilate's question proposed to a 'portion of its funds, not divert any
our Saviour : What is Truth ? lu the part from your immediate line of oper
Latin vtilgnte the question stands thus ation, but devote a part, if you have
Quid in Veritas ? These letters trans any to spare, to assisting every settled
posed make Est vir qui attest. It is the pastor in the land to the carrying out
man before thee. your views in his immediate vicinity.
Now there are, it may be said, about
TO THE EDITOR OF THE HOME 1000 ministers who could co-operate
with you fother denominations might
MISSIONARY MAGAZINE. do the same) in furthering your unsec-
Sin,For many years I have watched tarian object. Suppose each pastor were
the operations of the Home Missionary to take live villages, on the average,
Society. I have rejoiced in its suc under his care and superintendence
cess, and mourned over its vicissitudes. either to become tbe itinerant himself,
After the lapse of nineteen years, what or to provide some of his members in
has it been able to accomplish ! It has, connexion with himself, to visit and
under the Divine blessing, sent forth read, preach, teach, distribute tracts,
its Missionaries, averaging from twenty &c. among the people ; we should then
to 110. It has aided stated ministers have at least 5000 villages brought
to extend their efforts to the neighbour under a moral influence of a most blessed
ing villages. This united agency has character. What a contrast to the heart
collected together about 50,000 hearers less number now under the care of your
gathered under their care about 7000 agents, amounting to not more than
children circulated myriads of reli 100!
gious tracts, and scattered the seed of But we have no funds for such a pur
the Kingdom in all directions, with pose. Then raise them by appeals to
bountiful bands. your countrymen. How much would
Now, Sir, who can refrain from re be required ? Would not i a village
joicing in these exertions, and in the be sufficient? Then 10,000 is all you
success of these efforts, to benefit our want. Could not your present income
rural population ? Still I must, for one, be made available to promote this plan
rejoice with trembling, when I see it by a gradual alteration in your exist
announced on the cover of your Maga ing operations, and then tbe deficiency
zine, that more than 600,000 of our would be sure to be forthcoming when
countrymen are to be found surround the scheme was understood by the reli
ing your Missionaries' scenes of labour. gious public. Were the above plan
Deduct 50,000 hearers, and there is still adopted, there are these advantages
left 550,000 immortal beings which among others
your present agency cannot supply. 1. The agency is already provided.
Nor is this the sum total of those who 2. Ten times the amount of good
are unblest with the preaching of Christ's would be produced.
Gospel. It is admitted by all, that there 3. Ministers, churches, and the rural
are millions in a fearful state of moral population would be more united.
destitution even in our own country, M.
after making every allowance for the
united operations of all the various
denominations of Christians to diffuse THE INVITED GUEST, AN UN
the knowledge of salvation throughout WELCOME VISITOR.
Great Britain.
What then? Can nothing more be (A Country Town.)
done for beloved England ! Can no
Conrad and Stranger.
plan be struck out to embrace these
masses of uninstructed and ignorant Conrad. You are a stranger, and ap
rustics 1 Shall they be left to perish for pear weary ; come in and rest yourself.
lack of knowledge 1 It would be too Stranger. There is much comfort
much to expect at present to settle pas about your dwelling ; are you its only
tors over such multitudes. It would be inhabitant 1
too much even to indulge tbe hope of Cm. No ; I have a wife and child
providing them with Missionaries on ren : 1 expect them in shortly.
the plan now adopted by your Society. Stran. 1 have a commission to sum
But would it be too much to set about mon one of the inhabitants of the town
to provide for them all, if a different to great honour and dignity.
for Mat), 1839. 73
Con. Oh, how happy should I be if Stran. You are selfish in your ex
your visit were directed to my humble cuses : what have you to urge against
abode ! my taking you ?
Stran. You would, then, readily part Cun. 1 feel that I am unfit : the
with either of your family for such pur thoughts of death recal to recollection
pose? the half-forgotten sins of early years ;
Con. I should be very neglectful of they crowd upon my memory and cry
their interests if I did not. for vengeance.
Stran. But what are their qualifica Strait. Let them recal thee to repent
tions for our court ? ance. And, for thy present comfort,
Con. My eldest son is bold, active, know, that I am not sent to thee nor to
generous, and social ; the youngest is a thy house at present. But, be assured,
scholar, and ambitious of distinction. that I shall visit thee again ; and re
Stran. And the girls ? member that, of all of whom thou now
Con. The eldest has prudence, judg hast spoken, but one, and she the
ment, and sedateness ; the second is youngest, is prepared for heaven : be
literary and talented ; the next is bene ready, then, against my sure return.
volent and affectionate ; the fourth, Set thou thine house in order, that, at
cheerful and gay ; the youngest, serious my summons, they may all he prepared.
and religious.
Stran. But you have said nothing of
your wife : do you not desire her ad- obituary.
Con. She is aged and has ill-health ; Mrs. Fawcett.
nor could I spare her. " Precious in the sight of the Lord
Stran. There are no exemptions. My is the death of his saints." Tiiey, as
prince is absolute, and whosoever 1 call well as others, must die. It was in
must obey the summons. What are a good old age that the subject of this
your powers to resist Death ? biographical sketch died, aged eighty-
Con. Unhappy wretch that I am ! in four. Mrs. Fawcett, formerly of Bur
stead of a friend, I behold the great lington, but late of North Froding-
destroyer of the human race before me ! ham, departed this life on Monday,
Stran. Which shall I take 1 the eldest December 5, 1830. Having, about
hoy or girl 1 the thirtieth year of her life, joined
Con. O ! spare them ! they are the herself to the Lord, in a perpetual
prop and stay of their parents : their covenant, that shall never be forgot
mother's feeble health, and my declin. ten, she maintained, for upwards of
ing years, require their active cares. fifty years, an honourable profession
Stran. Pass them by ; shall it be the of the religion of the Saviour, and
second girl 1 lived a life of faith on the Son of God.
Con. Her attainments render her of She was eminently pious. During the
great use to the younger children : let first few years of her Christian pil
her remain. grimage, she lived five or six miles
Stran. Decide, then, between the af from Burlington. But though living so
fectionate and the mirthful children. distant from the house of prayer, she
Con. I cannot : both are necessary to was not once during this period seen
the comfort and happiness of the rest ; absent from the sanctuary of the
one is a comfort in affliction, the other Highest. Rain and snow, cold and
a lightener of care. frost, could not dissuade her from at
Stran. Your youngest son ? tending on the ordinances of God's
Con. Pity a lather's desire to see his house. Like David, her soul longed
opening qualities ripen into manhood : for the courts of the Lord.
his bosom burns with hopes of eminence Providence at length led her to
and renown. Burlington, and there she resided un
Stran. You give me then your young til about four years previous to her
est child I death. The last four years of her life
Con. O, no ! she is a blessing and she lived at North Frodingham, with
example ; her devotional spirit shames her niece, Mrs. Hussard. Being very
our worldly feelings and pursuits. aged, she was not, during her stay at
Stran. You are content, then, to re Frodingham, able to attend a place of
sign your wife : worship. But though deprived of the
Con. Rather the rest, than her : by public ordinances of the sanctuary,
patience and gentleness she softened she found that God was a little sanc
fce ruggedness of my temper; and, tuary to her. His consolations to her
without hei, I should again become the were neither few nor small. The sta
harsh and intractable being I was be tutes of her God were her songs in
fore I saw herr the house of her pilgrimage ; and the
74 Home Missionary Magazine
promises of her God, her stay and Saviour. " You will soon be with
support. With Dr. Watts, when aboat Jesus,'' said Mrs. H. Not able to
to leave this world, she could say, " It speak, she grasped her hand, and
is the plain promises of the Gospel then closed her eyes, and fell asleep
that are my support ; and I bless God in Jesus.
that they are plain promises, and do
not require much labour and pains to " One gentle sigh her fetters broke;
We scarce could say, ' She's gone,'
understand them; for I can do no Before her waiting spirit took
thing now hut look into my Bible tor Its mansion near the throne."
some promise to support me, and live At her particular request, the Rev.
upon that." J. Protheroe, then of Frodingham,
Previous to her last illness, and preached her funeral sermon, from
during that period, I had frequently Mark vii. 37, " He hath done all
the opportunity of conversing with
her. Often would she say to me, " He things well."
hath done all things well." When Bingley. J. P.
exercised with trials, these words af
forded her great consolation ; and
were her stay during the period of her LETTER TO THE EDITOR.
earthly pilgrimage. For the last six My dear Sir,Soon after I wrote
weeks of her lite, she was very anx the appeal for a Mission-house, which
ious to depart and to be with Christ. appeared in the Magazine for March,
" I think," said she, " that the Lord it was thought more desirable, by
is about to dissolve the earthly house friends in the neighbourhood, that a
of this tabernacle. Bless the Lord, cottage, &c, within a stone's cast
() my soul. He deals very gently with from the chapel, should he purchased,
me, I have very little pain." When if the proprietor was willing to sell.
her niece, Mrs. Hussard, expressed a The question was asked, and he re
hope that she would soon recover, she plied, " I do not wish to sell, but have
said, ' Not my will, but thine, O no objection to let on lease." This
Lord, be done. He does all things was considered advantageous, as it is
well. But I have a desire to depart a convenient house, and near the cha
and to be with Christ." A fortnight pel ; and although the rental will be
before her death, thinking that the more than we pay at present, its con
time of her departure was at hand, tiguity to the chapel, and greater con
she ,aid to Mrs. Hussard, " I am venience, will be deemed an equiva
going to die. I am going to be for lent.
ever with my Saviour. Oh help me to I feel truly grateful to " Christiana
praise the Lord. This will soon be and Mrs. Harminster," for their very
my employ. I will praise him while kind and liberal response to the ap
I live, and when my voice is lost in peal.
death." She then offered up a prayer A kind and generous friend has
for Mrs. H. and her partner, and made to me the fullo'.ving suggestion
each of the children, with a fervency and promise :" As the object is at
which will not soon be forgotten. tained for which the appeal was made,
During the last few years of her life, and as you have every prospect that
her memory seemed to tail her, but a gallery will be needed in your cha
when Christ was the theme, she al pel, you had better write to the Editor
ways gave a satisfactory answer. To of the Magazine, and request of the
Mrs. H.. who expressed her desire to liberal donors, that the suras given
make her as comfortable as she could, may be left in the hands of the Trea
she said, " I live by faith on the Son surer of the Society for that purpose ;
of God, who loved me; and gave him and upon that condition I will give
self for me." Having said that she jlO towards the same object."
did not fear death, she asked Mrs. We have worshipped in the chapel
H. to read to her a portion of a hymn through the winter ; the morning con
of which she was very fond. The last gregation has been good : in the even
verse of that hymn Mrs. F. repeated ing the chapel has been quite full.
with feelings of great joy : As the weather is fine, and the days
" I want, oh, I want to be there, lengthen, our congregations increase.
Where sorrow and sin bid adieu; Last Sabbath evening it was with dif
Your joy and your friendship to share, ficulty that room could be found for
To wonder and worship with you." those who came. If the kind friends
Having repeated these lines, she above alluded to will be so good as to
indistinctly said something about the accede to this proposition, and will
for May, 1839. 75
also intimate their willingness, through world to which they are hastening i
the Magazine, they will confer addi and but for onr Home Missionaries,
tional favours upon their already and a few other kind friends, totally
Much obliged, uninformed of the way of escape from
Aud grateful servant, the wrath to come ; truly they are
George Sandfoku. entitled to, and claim the sympathy of,
the friends of the Redeemer. They
GlanvitU Wootlon, continue by their labours a succes
April 12, 1839. sion of materials by which the com
fort and safety of the traveller jour
neying from one part of the country
to auoiher are secured. Materials
"I HOLD IN MY HAND THE HAM for a tract suited to their particular
MER;" OR, THE STONE-BREAK employment are close at hand ; do
ER BY THE WAY-SIDE. they receive the stone from the
quarry, and is it needful that it be
A Christian friend who had the broken ere It can be rendered useful ?
charge of one of the depositories of Ts it not also indispensable that their
the Religions Tract Society, passing hearts, equally hard, should be bro
along the road towards Oldham, was ken by the hammer of the Divine
accosted by a poor man engaged in word 1 and if, under the agency of
breaking stones on the road, request the stone- breaker, the stone itself be
ing that he might say a few words to comes useful to prepare the highway,
him. and make it the medium of useful
"A lady," remarked the labourer, intercourse, how mnch superior is
"lends a few tracts in our place, but the work which God himself is often
I should like all the people to read pleased to effect by the influences of
them. Can I get a few books ! I'll his Holy Spirit, not only in breaking,
take care they are lent." The de but in softening their hard and stony
positary was pleased with the zeal of hearts ; and thereby preparing them
the stone-breaker, and promised that for making a highway for the march
his request should be granted. After of the Prince of peace, as he goes on
some conversation, they parted, the conquering and to conquer; and as
poor labourer anticipating, with grate the stone they break is valueless,
ful joy, the meeting of all the saints until broken, so are they ; hut when
in heaven. " Here," he said, " I hold broken, may they not each become
in my hand the hammer, but there I useful to their neighbours, by the bor
shall have the palm of victory ; here rowing and the lending of messengers
I wear a hat no one would pick up by of mercy ; and may we not hope that
the road-side ; but there I shall have, from among many of these, the ham
through grace, a crown of never-fad mers which they have used will,
ing glory. Hath not God chosen the when laid down no more to be thus
poor of this world, rich in faith, and employed on earth, be exchanged
heirs of the kingdom! " * for the palm of victory, to which the
[We are happy in complying with happy and useful stone-breaker here
the anxious wish of our Correspon referred to, looked forward with such
dent, to insert the above interesting delightful expectations? Ed.]
occurrence, hoping, as he does, that March 9, 1839.
the Religious Tract Society, which
has so kindly provided especial ap
peals to cottagers, coolers, chimney
sweepers, colliers, fishermen, infidels, THE LAW.
ploughboys, poachers, reapers, sea In the moral law, the first table is a
men, smugglers, soldiers, and weavers, loadstone to the second ; and the se
may be thereby induced to write one cond a touchstone to the first.
for our neglected stone-breakers Cole,
their situation, as labouring on the the gospel,
roads, in the cold, and rain, and snow, the law and the g08pel.
slightly clad, poorly remunerated ; The Law is the will of command
many of them tottering on the brink ments ; the Gospel Is the will of God's
of the grave, with minds generally promises. Anon. R. C.
indifferent to the realities of the
7. Home Missionary Magazine


By the late Rev. Matthew Wilks,
After a Sermon at Tottenliam-court Chapel, Sejit. 27, 1818, on Psalm cxviii. 6.
" The Lord is on my side, I will not fear what man can do unto me."
The Lord of hosts is on my side,
In him alone do I confide,
Nor shall confide in vain ;
Amid ten thousand foes and snares,
Amid ten thousand anxious cares,
He can my soul sustain.
I will not yield to servile fear,
Though all the fiends of hell were near,
'To fight, and rage, and rave;'
My gracious God is ever nigh,
And will their hostile rage defy,
He is at hand to save.
Let all the sons of God express
Their hopes in His Almighty grace,
And still in Him confide ;
With dauntless courage let us rise,
Press to the joys above the skies,
For God is on our side.


" What man is he, lhat boasts of fleshly might.
And vain assurance of mortality ;
Which all, so soon as it doth come to fight,
'Gainst spiritual foes, yields by and by,
Or, from the field most cowardly doth fly ?
No, let the man ascribe it to his skill,
That thorough grace hath gained victory ;
If any strength we have, it is to ill,
But all the good is God's, both power and eke will."
Spenser's Fairy Queen. Book I. Can. 10.


Alteredfrom Watts's Lyrics into Psalmodic metre. Thefirst of a Series.
How poor our pleasures here below,
Earth has no unpolluted spring;
On thorns its fairest roses grow,
Its honey always wears a sting.
Its distant joys now big appear,
And boldly ask for our esteem;
But lessening still as they draw near,
Its visions die'tis all a dream !
Look up, my soul, to th' heavenly hills,
Those heavens are fairer than they seem;
There joys glide on in crystal rills,
Nor grief disturbs the peaceful stream.
There not the sense of grief is known.
No cursed soil, no tainted spring;
There roses grow without a thorn,
There honey never wear; a sting.
Thames Ditton. . p
for May, 1839. 77

I dwell in my nice little cot,
Contented and happy, you see :
The worldling, I envy him not,
Tho' wealthy and proud he may be !
The great God above is my Friend,
My portion, my Saviour, and guide :
My soul he will ever befriend,
Tho' troubles rise high, like the tide.
Tho' foes, both within and without,
I'm beset with temptations around:
They look for my falling, no doubt.
Treading daily on treach'rous ground :
Trusting in Jesus, Almighty,
And hoping in covenant love,
O'er enemies all, tho' so mighty,
I shall more than a conqueror prove !
The Spirit shines bright on my way,
And mercy, like wings, overspread ;
While unchanging truth is my stay,
And blessings Divine crown my head.
From fulness o'erflowing, I draw
Peace, pardon, and daily of grace :
I fear not the curse of the law,
My Surety has died in my place !
I fear not the thought of grim death,
Nor the deep dark burnings of hell:
I'll si i o u t with my very last breath,
For my spirit with Jesus shall dwell.
In yon heaven a crown I shall wear,
And robes all so spotlessly white !
My heart shall ne'er heave with a fear.
Nor clouds ever darken the light !
The worldling, I envy him not,
With raiment of purple and gold :
A palace I'll change for my cot,
And scenes of bright glory behold !

With eager hope and pleasing anxious joy,

The busy sower treads the furrow'd plain,
And on the fertile field finds sweet employ,
And sows witli industry the golden grain ;
The precious seed coneeal'd beneath the soil,
Shoots forth the blade, and then the ripen'd ear;
And waving crops repay the sower's toil,
And crown with fruitfulness the circling year.
And the same seed upon the highway-side,
Unheeded falls, and soon becomes a prey
To ravenous birds, who the rich spoil divide,
And bear the remnant of the crop away ;
And on the rocky soil and stony ground,
The scorching beam consumes the rip'ning ear,
And the tall sickly stem is fruitless found,
And every hope of harvest blighted bere.
And on the wild, where the rude thistles blow,
The precious seed is scatter'd, but in vain
With thorns and briers wheat can never grow,
And noxious weeds destroy the golden grain
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But where the deep-wrought farrows of the field

Receive the precious trust and useful store,
How plenteous are the fruitful crops they yield
And nodding harvests sweep the fertile floor.
Saviour of mercies I hy Thy quick'uing grace,
The sower's heart for heavenly seed prepare ;
And in his bosom find a fruitful place,
And keep the precious trust with constant care;
And may the seed of sacred truth divine,
By thee bestow'd, yield an abundant store ;
And all the harvest be fur ever thine,
And thine, U God ! the praise for evermore.
The Lady Jane St. Maur.


author upon the completion of a book
that will be of lasting interest.
The Life and Times of Selina, Countess
of Huntingdon. Painter, Strand. Hints for the Times. By the Rev. W.
It is with much pleasure we notice Spencer, of HoUoway Chapel.
this interesting volumethe biography A very seasonable, scriptural, and
of a Lady, the circumstances associated salutary exposition of 1 Chron. xii. 32.
with whose religious history, con We hope it will be widely circulated.
nected with her rank and station in Christians in these troublous times can
society, are well calculated deeply to not do better than purchase a quantity
instruct. The introduction by the Rev. to give away. It is a small tract, and
J. K. Foster, of Cheshunt College, is very cheap.
ably written, and very elucidatory of
many important subjects contained in
the history. We cannot commend this A Mapof Canaan. Sunday School Union.
volume too strongly to our readers. A very useful map for all ; but espe
cially for Sunday and Day Schools.

A Narrative of the Greek Mission ; or, Scriptural Marriage affectionately recom~

Sixteen Years in Malta and Greece, mended and solemnly enforced. By
including Tours in the Peloponnesus, the Rev. Henry Davis.
in the &gean and Ionian Isles, o)c. fte.
This is an excellent and scriptural
With engravings. By the Rev. S. S. treatise ; concise ; and from its cheap
Wilson, Member of the Literary So
ness may be, as it deserves, very ex
ciety at Athens. tensively circulated. By the Divine
This work is dedicated to the Queen blessing, it may caution and direct
Dowager ; it contains Thirty-four Chap young persons who may not have suf
ters : each are replete with the most ficiently weighed the scripture injunc
pleasing and instructive narrative. Ths tion.
rocky isle of Malta is remarkable as the
probable scene of St. Paul's shipwreck,
(Acts xxviii. 1 11,) and rendered no The Fathers and Founders of the London
table by its having been for nearly Missionary Society, including Au
four centuries occupied by the soldier- thentic Memoirs of those distinguished
monks of St John of Jerusalem. We men, cVc. o)c. Part I. By John Mo-
knew Mr. Wilson before he entered rison, D.D. Fisher and Co.
upon this very important mission, and This publication will be sought after
expected much from his talents, bis in by all lovers of Christian Missions.
dustry, and his research. This volume The beautiful plate which adorns the
more than justifies every expectation. present number, containing portraits of
We commend it to our numerous read Dr. Haweis, Rev. J. T. Eyre, Rev. D.
ers, and assure them it will richly repay Bogne, Rev. John Love, Rev. George
a perusal, and impart much informa Burder, is worth more than the price of
tion. We congratulate the excellent the part.
for May, 1839. 79

We can cordially recommend the pre well sustained. It is published weekly,

sent work to our readers : and we doubt at the small price of Twopence, and eon-
not its circulation will be as great, both tains a mass of general information,
at home and abroad, as the largest de collected at much expense. The en
sires of the best friends of Missions can gravings are excellent.
extend. We hope, hereafter, to give
some extracts from it. The printing
and paper are very superior. The Animal Creation : its claims on our
humanity, stated and enforced. By
No Fiction : a narrative founded on re the Rev. John Styles, D.D. A prixe
cent and interesting facts. By Andrew Essay. Thomas Ward and Co.,
Reed, D.D. Thomas Ward and Co. This interesting Essay will be read
We are glad to see another and most with interest by all classes. The sub
improved edition of this useful book, ject should be especially placed before
and sincerely and affectionately recom the young, and those whose business
mend it to all our young readers espe and occupations are much connected
cially ; but it is replete with interest with the animal tribes. Dr. Styles
for all cases and all classes. was sure to write with clearness and
energy ; and we doubt not very much
Ward's Library of Standard Divinity, of good will result from this publica
tion. It will be a pleasing and useful
Lectures on Preaching, By Ebeneser book to circulate in reading societies.
Porter; reprinted from the American It is dedicated to the Queen. The il
edition of 1834. lustrative anecdotes are numerous and
All students and preachers should striking.
peruse this most instructive and valu
able work. We trust it will be exten
A Friend in Need ; or, a Word of Con
sively circulated. It is well observed
solation in the Hour of Affliction,
that, " next to a warm and sanctified
from the death of' a friend. Simpkin
heart, and a sound understanding, know
and Co.
ledge respecting his own sacred em
ployment is necessary to make the
preacher a workman that needeth not to
Houlsion's Series of Tracts. No,9j. The
be ashamed."
Ra ilroad.
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement,
and Instruction. Limbird, HS.Strand. The Teacher's Authority. By Henry
This interesting and useful work is Althans. Sunday School Union.


{April, 1839.)

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a New Year's Gift Card) 1 Miss Meade 0 6 6
Rev. James Rutherford, Chinnor, Miss E. Neighbour ... 0 7 6
near Thame, Oxon, per New Mr. Parsons 0 10 8
Year's Gift Cards : Miss Rogers 1 0 6
Collected by- Mrs. StockweU 0 6 6
Miss E. A ...... 0 16 Miss E. Saunders 4 4 6
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Mrs. Witney 0 1 0 Mrs. Thick 0 5 0
8 3 Miss R. Blunt 0 !i 0
Mrs. Smith and family, Herstmon- Mr. Chreiman 0 5 0
ceux, Sussex 1 11 In Quarterly and
William Brownlow, Esq., on ac Monthly Subscriptions 0 12 8
count of the Islington Auxiliary 9 6 Missionary Box, by
Hatfield, Herts, per Rev. J. S. Un Sabbath Scholars ... 0 5 6
derwood : 6 16 2
B. Young, Esq., Hatfield, Life Sub New Year's Gift Cards
scription 10 10 by-
New Year's Gift Cards- Miss Radford 0 5 0
Collected by Miss Weale 0 6 0
Miss Beecroft 0 8 0 Miss Critchley' 0 3 0
John Ewins 0 9 fi Mary Ann Allen 0 0 G
Miss Valentine 0 10 0 Elizabeth Winstone... 0 3 3
Mrs. Wingrave 0 10 6 Girls in Cheltenham
Mrs. Pearce 0 11 0 Chapel Sunday.
Miss Laurence 0 17 0 school 1
Miss Shepherd 0 12 0 2 11 7
3 18

14 8 0 Rev. W. Byrne, Ross, Hereford

Rev. Thomas Golding, Secretary shire, Moiety of Subscriptions
to the Somersetshire Associa from the Independent Chapel ... 4 6 6
tion, perThomas Thompson, Esq., Rev. Albion Oram,
on account of the Somersetshire Othery Station, near
Association 13 0 0 Glastonbury, Somer
Cards, per do. : set, viz. :
Collected by By 1 Quarter's Subscriptions 7 10 0
Ann Pym 0 5 10 Missionary Boxes, viz. :
Isaac Westcott 0 4 5 Mrs. Oram 0 6 3
Miss Bancombe 0 5 9 Master F.Oram 0 9 0
0 16 0
New Year's Cards, viz. :
13 16 0 Mr. Somers 0 5 0
Mrs. Emily Morgan, Abergavenny, Mr. Solway 0 4 0
Monmouth 1 10 0 Mrs. Oram 0 7 0
Wells-street Auxiliary," per Mr.
Harvey 4 10 0
March 30th, Rev. Mr. Miller, on 9 1 9
account of the Warwickshire Rev. John Burder,
Association 125 0 0 Stroud, Gloucester
Mrs. Davidson, Little Gray's Inn- shire, per Rev. H.
lane, per Collection, Subscrip Griffiths, viz. :
tion, and Fines 10 0 Collected by Miss White, viz. :
Rev. J. Hall, Chesham, Bucks, Mrs. Leach 0 5 0
from the General Auxiliary 110 Mr. James Bird 0 5 0
W. Heddy, Esq., Paddington, to Mr. Hopper 0 5 0
Lady Day, 1840 2 2 0 Mr. Marting 0 10 0
Mrs. Simmons, Upper Thames- Mrs. Marting 0 5 0
street, and Friends 3 0 0 Mr. S. Marting 0 5 0
Mr. Dudbridge, 5, Ro Other persons 0 14 0
bert-street, Hoxton, 1 14 3
per New Year's Gift Collected by
Cards, viz. : Miss Davis 0 10 0
Collected by Miss James 0 9 6
T. Dudbridge 0 11 6 Miss Camm 0 2 6
Mrs. T. Green 0 3 6 3 11 0
0 15 0 Stroud, Rev. J. Burder
M. J. C, contents of Missionary Miss Drayton 0
Collected by
Reeve, Rev. W. Oswes Miss Burnard 2
try, Shropshire, per Miss Webb 1
Subscriptions, viz. :
10 0 3 6 3
T. Minshall, Esq 0 10 6 Cheltenham, Highbury
Mr. E. W. Thomas ... 0 10 6 Chapel
Collected by Collected by
0 14 0 Miss E. Harper 0 13
2 14 2 Miss Wells 0 12
Mr. T. A. Woodford... 0 9
9 2 Miss E. Harper 0 8
Miss R. Blunt, Chel Mrs. Mayer 0 0
tenham, per Annual Miss Mathews 0 6
Subscriptions, viz. : Miss Bitmead 0 4
K. Capper, Esq 1 Miss Dyke 0 3
Mrs. Capper 1 Mr. Rathborne 0 3
Mrs. Woodcock Miss Frost 0 4
Mrs. Biddle 3 10 e
Mrs. E. Rose 0 10
Mrs. T. Haines.. 0 10 10 1 9
Mrs. Richards .. 0 s .Contributions frdm odi-
for Mag, 1839. `81
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ham, Hants, per Wm. Mr. Marshall...... ~ 0 60
Seymour, Esq., viz.: Mr. Pratt ~ ~ 0 6 0
Subscriptions Mr. Shields ~ 0 5 0
Mr. W. Goodchild ~ 0 10 0 Card........................ 015 0
Mr. John Monk ~ 0 10 0 4120
Miss Parsons ~ .. O 5 0 Collected by Miss M.
Mr. Smither ~ .. 0 10 U Barton
Mr. Seymour........ .. 2 0 0 Miss 'Barton .. ~ 0 4 0
Mrs. Seymour ~ 1 0 0 Miss M. Barton......... 0 5 0
Mr. W. Seymour ~ 0 l0 0 Miss Burrows ~ 0 I 0
Mr. J. G. Seymour ~ 0 10 0 Mr.Evan|~ ~ 0 I 3
5150 Mr. C. Evans...... ~ D l 0
A Friend..................
' 0 2 6
New Years Gift Cards ... ... 476 Master I-Iaynes......... 0 4 0
Miss Hughesm... ~ 0 4 0
102 Miss A. rous~ 0 4 0
Rev. T. Maund, Stone Mr.Nodes~ ~ 0 4 0
house, Gioucestershire, Miss Sander|on......... 0 0 6
per New Years Cards Mr. Williams ......... 0 4 0
Collected by 1153
Master Maund ~ 0 8 6 Collected by Mrs. Biggs
Master P. Maund...... 0 4 5 Mr. Biggs ~ 0 6 4
Master Ravenhill ~ 0 7 IQ Mr. Biggs, Jun......... 0 6 6
Master Ravenhi1l...... 0 3 8 Mrs. Biggs, Jun.~ 0 2 2
Master D. Ravenhill 0 5 2 Mrs. S. Biggs............ 0 4 2
Miss A. Ravenhill ~ 0 3 0 Mr. Crook ~ ~ 0 6 0
Miss E. Ravenhill ~ 0 1 0 Mr. Furse ~ ~ 0 5 0
Master Grimes ~ 0 8 0 Mrs. Holmes...... ~ 0 4 4
Master C. C. Grimes 0 8 li Mr. Porter ~ . 0 4 0
290 Mrs. Singer ~ 0 5 0
Rev. John Protheroe, Miss Singleton ~ 0 2 2
Bingley, Yorkshire, Miss A. Singleton...... 0 4 4
per New Cards 2100
Collected by Collected by Miss Camell
Rev. J. Protheroe...... I 2 3 Miss Camell ~ 0 12 4
Mrs. C. Anderson ~ 0 7 0 Miss French ......... 0 4 0
Miss Smith ~ 0 12 0 AFriend.................. 0 4 0
Miss I-amel ....... .. 0 ll 0 Miss I-leaps ~ 0 4 0
Miss Rhodes ~ .. 0 3 0 144
Mr. Bairstow....... ._ 0 I9 0 Collected by Mrs. Haward
Mr. S. Clarkson ..... 0 6 8 Mrs. S. Cawthorn...... 1 0 0
Mrs. Emmett ~ 0 l0 6
Cards...... 4 O 11 Mr. Evans ~ 0 5 0
Rev. J. Protheroe ~ 1 1 0 Mr. Haward ~ ~ 0 10 0
Mrs. Haward............ 0 10 0
5 lll Master Haward ~ 0 4 4
Less postage ~ 0 111 Mr. Hicks ~ 0 4 0
500 C. Meader ~ . 0 4 0
Miss Phillips, Feltham, Mr. Newsom ~ 0 10 0
Middlesex, per New Mr. Underwood ~ 0 4 0
Years Ca.rds- Mrs. Walker ~ 0 10 0
Collected by ~ 0 18 6
Friends~ 0 1 6 5104
Do. (no Co1lectors
name)~ 1 0 0 Collected by Master Haward- 0 7 6 Card ~ 080
Do. 0 6 0 Collected by Miss Haward
|15 Miss Blackbum ~ 0 2 2
Henry Langton, Esq., Islington, Miss Balls ~ 0 8 0
Annual Subscriptiou to Lady AFriend............ ~ 0 4 4
Day, 1840 ~ 2 2 A Friend...... . O 2 1
Miss Piccini, do. ~ ll Mrs. Gav ~ ~ 0 4 4
Miss Osmond, Lewes. Sussex, pro Master Gay ~ . 0 2 8
duce of Missionary Box ~ 2 0 Mrs. Grose......... ~ 0 10 0
Miss Deedy, Whitechapel, per do. 2 18 Miss 1-laward............ 0 4 4
Rev. W. Spencer, Holloway Aux Miss M. Haward ~ 0 4 4
iliary to the Home Missionary Miss Ovendon ~ _ 0 2 0
Society, being contributions and Miss Ryeuee ~ 0 4 4
Monies collected, as per List ~ 30 7 10 Miss S. ~ 0 1 1
Subscriptions and Dona MissShil1ingford...... 0 2 2
tions to Lady Day, 1839 Miss M. Shtllingford 0 l l
Collected by Miss S. ~ 0 6 0
Barton 21311
Mrs. Barton ~ .. 0 10 0 Collected by Miss Mary Haward
Master Barton ~ 0 4 0 Card ~ 0 6 6
Miss S. Barton......... 0 6 0 Collected by Miss Martha Haward
Mr. Francis ~ .. 0 5 0 Card............ ~ 0 5 0
A Friend........... .. 0 4 0 - Collectedby Mrs. and Miss
Mrs. Harvey .... .. 0 5 0 S. Hintob
Mr. How~ .. 0 10 0 Mrs. Cuthbertson...... 1 0 0
Mrs. How ~ .. 0 10 0 A Friend.................. 0 4 0
Mrs. Irons ~ .. 0 4 g A Friend............ ~ 0 3 0
Mr.Major~ - ~ 2 Mr. Hinton ~ ~ 0 0
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Mrs. Hinton 0 7 0 Preece, Mr 0 4 4
Miss Hinton 0 4 0 Steward, S 0 1 0
Miss S. Hinton 0 4 0 Squibb, Mr 0 10
Mr. H. Hinton 0 4 0 Thomas, Mr.. 0 4 4
Mr. W. Hinton 0 3 0 Wall. Mr. and Friend 0 6 0
Mr. Hudleston 0 2 6 Walterson, Mr 0 3 0
Mrs. Merrey 0 10 6 Williams, Mr. Mars-
Mrs. Plimmer 0 3 0 ton 0 10 0
Card 0 116 5 2*8
3 19 6 New Year's Cards, viz. :
Collected by Miss Haworth 0 46 Bearwood, Mr. Lewis 0 8 6
Collected by Mrs. Langford Broxwood 0 11 0
Mr. Langford 0 10 6 Dilwyn, Mr. Thomas 0 18
Mrs. Langford 0 10 6 Dorston Chapel 1 1 4
Card 1 8 6 Eardisland. Mr. Lewis 0 5 0
2 9 6 Hereford, Miss Abley 10 0
Collected by Miss Pratt Hardwick, Miss Wat-
Mr. Armsby 110 kins 0 5 6
Mr. Hudleston 0 5 0 Kingsland, Mrs. Yapp 16 6
Miss Pratt 0 6 1 Do. Mr. Lewis, in
Rev. W. Spencer 0 10 6 cluding a Donation
Mrs. Spencer...- 0 10 6 of 10. from Mr. G. 1 0 0
2 13 1 Do. Mrs. Crump 0 14 6
Collected by Mrs. Stoakes Do. Mrs. Yapp, Mill 0 2 6
A Friend 0 4 4 Leominster, Mrs. Ab
Miss Furley 0 2 6 ley 0 7 6
Miss M. J. Haward... 0 4 0 Marston, Mr. Lewis... 12 6
Mrs. Stoakes 0 6 0 Monkland 0 6 3
Miss M. J. Stoakes ... 0 10 Pembridge, Miss
Donations by Friends 1 17 7 Wynde 0 9 6
2 15 5 Do., Mr. R. Parker... 0 4 0
Interest, per Treasurer 0 6 6 Shobdon, Mr. J. Oven 0 10 3
Do., Mr. W. Oven ... 0 8 0
31 13 10 Do. Mrs. Maund 0 6 0
Less expenses 16 0 Do., Mrs. Cox 0 10
Upper Hill, Mr. Lewis 0 5 7
30 7 10 Do., Miss Munn 0 4 6
Per Rev. J. Spencer, 11 1 7
Holloway, for Widow Collections
Ball- Bush Bank 0 8 0
Mr. Haward, Hollo- Broxwood 0 10 0
way 0 10 0 Dorston Anniversary,
Mr. Evans, do 0 10 0 deducting expenses 10 9 0
1 0 0 Pembridge 3 19 7
Pembridge Auxiliary, 15 7 1
Herefordshire ; Rev. Robert-stTeet Chapel,
Thomas Lewis. Mis Grosvenor-square,
sionary; Mr. Wynde, Rev. W. B. Leach :
Treasurer : Ladies' Association for Charitable
Remitted 35 7 0 purposes 20 0 0
Rent of cottage, &c... 10 0 0 Collected by Mrs. Leach
45 7 0 Mr. Atfleld 1 1 0
Subscriptions, &c. Master Bulpit 0 6 0
George Yapp, Esq. ... 110 Mr. Cullum D 5 0 0
Collected by Misses Wynde, Mr. Gannell 0 5 0
viz. : Mr. Kolbe and Family 0 10 0
Abley, Miss 0 5 0 Rev. W. B. Leach ... 110
Davis, Mr 0 4 4 Mr. Reading 10 0
Powell, Mr 0 4 4 Mr. Sprague 0 10 0
Rudd, Mrs 0 2 0 Mr. Stephenson 0 4 0
Wynde, 0 5 0 Mr. Toussaint 1 1 0
Wynde, Miss C 0 5 0 Mr. T. B.Way 1 1 0
Wynde, Miss A 0 7 0 11 19 0
1 12 8 Collected by Miss Biggs
Collected by Miss Abley Mrs. Biggs 0 5 0
Chandler, Miss 0 4 0 Miss Biggs 0 7 0
Evans, Mrs 0 4 0 Mrs. Caddie 0 4 4
Mortimer, Mr 0 10 0 Miss Gard 0 2 6
Townsend, Mr 0 4 0 Mrs. Fickson 0 7 0
1 2 0 1 5 10
Collected by Mr. Lewis Collected by Miss Rocket
Clergyman, A 0 10 0 Mr. Kidd, Sen 1 1 0
Compton, Mr 0 8 0 Mr. Wilkinson 1 1 0
Davis, Mr 0 4 0 Mr. Wright 10 0
Davis, Miss 0 4 0 Mr. Knox 0 10 0
Friend, A 0 10 0 Mrs. Cooper 0 10 0
Griffiths, Mr 0 4 0 Mrs. Stevens 0 10 0
Griffiths, Mrs 0 4 0 Mrs. Read 0 10 0
Haines, Mrs 0 4 0 Miss Dutson 0 5 0
Lewis, Mrs 0 10 0 Mr. Bateman 0 5 0
Oven, Mr. John 0 8 0 Mr. Merington 0 5 0
Oven, Mr. W 0 6 0 Mr. Butterfield 0 5 0
Powell, W 0 1 0 Mr. Cox 0 2 6
fur May, 1839. 83
s. d. t. d. i. d. , i. d.
Mr. Cooper 0 5 0 Less Expenses 1 2 0
6 9 6
Collected by Miss A. Hanks- 70 17 8
Master Young 0 10 0
Mrs. Waine 0 5 0 Totil paid since 1828 .... 835 1 4
Mrs. Sutton 0 5 0 B. Hanbury, Esq., per New Year's
Mrs. Frampton 0 5 0 Gift Cards, collected by Miss
Miss Read 0 5 0 Hanbury 4 10 6
Master Curtis 0 5 0 Rev. E. Mannering, Ho
Mrs. Hanks 0 5 0 lywell Mount, perNew
Miss A. E. Hanks ... 0 4 4 Year's Gift Cards-
Miss M. A. Hanks ... 0 4 0 Collected by
Mrs. Hulbert 0 5 0 Mrs. Alexander 10 0
. 2 13 4 Mrs. Walker 1 1 0
Teachers and Children of the Ro Mrs. Perry 0 9 0
bert-street Sunday School, by Mrs. Frodsham 0 10 0
Mrs. E. Hanks 5 0 0 Mrs. Hudswell 10 0
Farm-street Sunday School, by Mrs. Cross 0 8 0
Mrs. Curtis 0 14 0 Mr. Edward Stilwell 1 4 0
Mr. W. Roberts's Home Mission Mr. Chivers 0 5 0
ary Box 1 2 6 5 17 0
New Year's Gift Cards, by Mrs. May 0 5 6
Miss Winter 0 11 0
Master F. and Miss 6 2 6
M. Hart 0 8 0 Shrewsbury Auxiliary Society, Trea
Misses S. and M., and surer, Rev. Thomas Weaver ; Se
Master Roberts .... 13 2 cretary, Mr. Thomas Pidduck :
Miss M. Meares 10 6 Blunt, Mr 1 0 0
Miss J. A. Baker 0 5 3 Brisbourne, Mr 0 10 0
Miss S. Hall 0 5 0 Cook, W. Esq., Liver
Miss M. Higgs 0 3 10 pool D 2 0 0
Miss B. Clough 0 7 0 Cook, The Misses A.
Master J. Way 0 9 0 andE 1 1 0
Miss Ford 1 10 0 Corfield, Mr. T 0 10 0
Master Newling 0 9 0 Crane, Mr 0 10 0
Master R. Way 0 5 1 Davies, Mr 110
Master T. O. Ball .... 0 9 0 Dore, Mrs 0 10 6
Miss M. A. Hanks ... 3 4 0 Eddows, Mrs 0 10 0
Miss Susan Smith ... 0 6 6 France, Mr., Plealey 110
Master W. Eyland ... 0 7 0 Friend, A, by Rev.
Master R. Cole 0 4 6 Thomas Weaver ... 10 0
Miss Cowens 0 17 6 Jones, Mr. Lewis 0 10 6
Master Bridgwater ... 0 5 0 Jones, Mr. Spencer,
Miss Bridgwater 0 5 0 Liverpool 0 10 6
Miss J. Moodey 0 6 0 Lewin, Mr 110
Miss E. Minchin 0 3 0 Nealor, Mr., Mins-
Miss A. M. Ross 0 16 6 terley 1 1 0
MissCaddell 1 9 6 Pidduck, Mr 0 10 6
Master Thorn 0 8 8 Pidgeon, Mr 0 10 6
Miss Thorn 0 5 10 Ward, Miss 0 10 6
Master Hill 0 9 0 Weaver, Rev. Thos.... 1 1 0
Miss and Master Williams, Sir J. B.,
Banks 0 8 0 LL.D., F.S.A 1 10
Miss Rudd 0 5 6 Collected by
Miss F. Wrighton ... 0 8 0 Miss Barron 10 2
Miss A. Stevens 0 17 6 Miss Cook 1 11 0
Miss M. Chubb 0 15 0 Miss Eddowes 1 11 0
Master Toussaint 0 7 0 Miss S. Edwards 1 0 0
Master Shipley 0 4 0 Mr. S. L. Lewin 2 17 8
Master Newell 0 6 0 Miss Weaver 2 3 S
Misses S. and A. Gib- New Year's Gift Cards
lett 1 2 6 by Misses H. and E.
Mrs. Page 1 1 6 Gray 1 6 0
Isabella Money 0 6 6 Wem : collected by
22 15 6 Miss Ann Deakin 1 18 6
ABSTRACT. Collected by Mrs. Lee
Ladies' Association 20 0 0 Subscriptions:. 3 18 7
Collected by- New Year's Gift Cards 0 12 6
Mrs. Leach 11 19 0 Mr. Snape's, do 0 4 0
Miss Biggs 1 5 10 4 15 1
Miss Rocket 6 9 6 Deduct for Magazines... 0 2 0
Miss M. A. Hanks ... 2 13 4
Teachers and Child 4 13 I
ren of R. S. Sun
day School, by Mrs.
E. Hanks 5 0 0 34 10 7
Farm-street, do., by Mrs. Harriss, Clapham-road D 1 0 0
Mrs. Curtis 0 14 0 Rev. John Hooper, Christian Mal-
Mr. W. Roberts's Mis ford, Wilts, for the year ending
sionary Box 12 6 at Lady Day, 1839, viz. :
New Year's Gift Cards 22 15 6 Seat Rents and Subscrip
71 19 8 tions at Christian Mai-
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I 18
s. d.
ford, including a dona Per Miss Smith
tion of 1 from W. V.,
Esq 10 1 5 15 9 O
Collections at Goat- Deduct Magazines 2 0 0
acre 2 0 1
12 1 6 Money Paid in 13 9
Deduct for sundry School ex Particulars of the above Cards.
penses M 0 10 6 Ladies.
Miss Ashton 0
11 11 0 Miss Flint v... 0
New Year's Gift Cards : Miss Lawrence 0
Collected by Miss Reid 0
Mrs. Pearse, Langley 0 17 6 Miss Ball 0
Miss Salter, do 0 10 4 Miss Taylor 0
Mist Selman, do 0 5 0 Miss Waugh 0
J. C. Hooper, Chris Miss Wright 0
tian Malford 0 12 6 Miss Cullen 0
Mr. Ashe, do 0 5 0 Miss Clayton 0
Rhoda Moore, do 0 2 2 Miss Watson 0
Eliza Read, Goat-acre 0 8 2 Miss Wood 0
Miss Fry, do 0 6 0 Miss Hodge 0 11
Mrs. Brien, do 0 6 0 3 4 1
Luke Eatell, do 0 1 0 Gentlemen.
Mrs. Jesse Hayward, Mr. Morish 0
Seagry 0 11 0 Mr. Preston 0
Miss Hayward, Sutton 0 6 6 Mr. Annis 0
Mr. Simmons, Kings Mr. Taylor 0
ton, St. Michaels ... 0 5 0 Mr. Price 0
Miss Jones, Stratton 0 11 6 Mr. Carrard 0
Miss Bishop, Chris Mr. Thornley 0
tian Malford 0 2 9 Mr. Brain 0
Miss Fry, Corstan 0 10 0 Mr. Hale..
Miss Sealy, &c 0 10 0 Mr. Simmons..
From Friends at Chip Mr. Bond
penham, for Chris 2 2 6
tian Malford Station, Per Miss Smith
per Rev. B. Rees: Mr. Hitchcock O 10
Mrs. Bayliffe 0 6 0 Mrs. Hitchcock 0 10
Miss Mills 0 8 6 Master Hitchcock ... 0 4
Miss Hull 0 4 0 Miss Hitchcock 0 4
Miss Elliott 0 5 1 Miss Smith 0 4
Mrs. Reaves 0 6 0 Mr. Hooper 0 1
Miss Millmot 0 11 9 Master W. Hitchcock 0 4
8 II 9 1 IS 4
Jewin Chapel Auxiliary Home Mis
sionary Society, per Rev. Thomas
Rev. D. E. Ford, Lymington, Wood ; Mr. Circuit, Treasurer ;
Hants: Mr. Mountstephen, Secretary.
New Year's Gift Cards, &c. : Mrs. Circuit 2 0 0
Collected by Mrs. Lund 2 7 6
Mursell 1 Mrs. Leavers 2 6 6
New Year's Gift Card- Mrs. Hugman 0 16 6
Miss Wills 0 9 6 Mrs. King 0 13 6
Miss Burford 0 4 5 Mrs. Child 0 5 0
Miss Wickenden 0 4 0 Mrs. Lamb 0 7 0.
Miss Tootner 0 6 6 Miss E. Allen 1 1 0
Miss Mathews 0 3 6 Mr. Dunn 0 5 0
Miss Dinsmick 0 3 11 Mr. Long 0 3 9
Master Head 0 4 2 Mr. Waller 0 3 2
Master Burford 0 3 3 10 8 II
Master Baskett 0 2 10 Little Chapel-street, Soho, Auxi
liary, Rev. John Robinson, Pre
sident ; Mr. Glover, Treasurer;
Mr. S. Vernon, Secretary
Orange-street Chapel Sunday-school Rev. J. Robinson
Auxiliary. Secretary, Mr. J. D. Mr. Brooke
Renton ; Collectors, Misses Cul- Mr. Evans
len and Smith : Mrs. Bradshaw
1838. Mr. Thurgood
Midsummer collection 2 4 2 Mr. C. J.Webb
Michaelmas do 1 19 10 Mrs. C. J. Webb
Christmas do 2 0 lOi C. and T.Webb
1839. Conrade Webb
Lady Day do 1 16 8 Brown Webb
Mr. Simpson
New Year's Gift Cards 3 4 1 Miss Kipping
.Do do 2 2 6 Mr. Reid
Mrs. Duffield 0
1837. The Misses Clarke ... 0
Missionary Boxes 0 1 3 Mrs. Kynwin 0 10
1838, Mrs. Tooke o 10
Missionary Boxes ... 0 1 2\ Miss Tooke 0 10
Mrs. Vernon 0 10
for May, 1839. S.-i

s. d. i. d. s. d.
Mis Sheppard 0 10 6 Mrs. Hardcastle 0 3 5
Mr. Lawsuit 0 10 0 Mrs. Humphrey 0 3 3
Mr. G. T. Thompson 0 10 0 Mrs. Hussey 0 4 3
Mr. Airfield 0 10 0 Mrs. Mann 0 4 4
Mr. Child 0 10 0 Mr. Fry 0 10 0
Mrs. Edridge 0 10 0 Mrs. Nixon D 0 10 0
Mr. Glover 0 10 6 S. Alsop 0 6 0
Mr. Godbold 0 10 0 Mr. T. Gorbell 0 6 0
Mr. Heath 0 10 0 Miss Gorbell 0 4 0
Mr. Smith 0 10 0 Miss Spriggs 0 4 0
Mr. Gibson 0 10 0 Mrs. Caldwell 0 4 0
Mr. Frost 0 10 0 Mr. Cockshot 0 5 0
Mrs. S., Regent's-park 0 10 6 Mr. Jones 0 5 0
Miss Johnson 0 10 6 Mrs. Holdon 0 4 0
Mrs. Glasscock 0 10 6 Mrs. Humphrey 0 4 0
Mr. Peake 0 10 6 Miss Humphrey 0 4 0
Mr. Starkie 0 10 0 Mrs. Grant 0 5 0
Miss Starkie 0 10 0 Mrs. Keighley 0 2 0
Mr. Hudson 0 10 6 Miss Grant 0 4 0
Mr. Lj-ng 0 10 0 A FriendS 0 4 0
Mr. Cleveland 0 10 6 Mrs. Todd 0 4 0
Subscriptions under H. Trebble 0 4 0
104 2 8 2 Mrs. Ellis 0 1 3
30 3 8 Mrs. Purnell 0 1 3
Abstract. Female FriendT. ... 0 10
Collected by Friend 0 1 0
Mrs. C.J. Webb 16 8 6 Mr. Jeffries 0 0 1
Mrs. J. Vernon 9 6 4 22 13 8
Miss Godbold 4 8 10 Magazines sold by Mrs.
M.J. Oliver 0 IT 6
Wycliffe Chapel, Rev. A. Reed, New Year's Gift Cards
if. If., collected during the year by Mrs. M. J. Oliver,
ending 25th March, 1839, by M. viz. :
J. Oliver. Mrs. J. Anslow 0 3 0
Annual Subscriptions Mrs. Aveling 10 0
Miss Ambrose 0 8 0 Miss M. A. Burnal... 0 5 0
Mrs. Anderton 0 4 0 Miss Byrne 0 10 0
Mrs. Arching 0 10 0 Mrs. Collins 0 15 0
Mrs. Barsat 0 6 0 Mrs. Dobinson 15 0
Mr. Becheno 0 2 0 Mrs. Downing 0 1 6
Mr. Bird 0 8 0 Miss Dexter 0 3 0
Mrs. Campbell 0 6 0 Miss Ella 0 7 4
Mis. Collins 0 8 0 Miss Edwards 0 8 0
Mrs. Crellin 0 10 0 Miss S. T. Edwards... 0 7 6
Mrs. Dawson 0 4 0 Miss Farmer 0 18 6
Mr. Dobinson 2 10 0 Miss M. Farmer 0 13 0
Mrs. Dobinson 0 5 0 Miss Felgate 0 17 0
Mrs. East 0 4 4 Mrs. Gammon 0 8 0
Mr. Folgate 0 10 0 Mrs. Gilmour 0 5 0
Mr. Frazer 0 10 0 Miss Grant 0 5 0
Mrs. Gilmour 0 8 0 Miss Groundwater ... 0 3 6
Mr. Greig 0 6 0 Mrs. Greig 0 5 6
Mrs. Greig 0 4 0 Miss Jarvis 0 5 0
Mrs. J. Greig 0 6 0 Miss Jolly 0 18 0
Miss Groundwater ... 0 4 4 Miss Lawrence 0 15 0
Mr. Hart 1 0 0 Miss Mathew 0 11 0
Miss Harper 0 6 0 Miss Morris I 6 6
Mr. Hubbock 0 10 0 Mr. Mawby 0 6 0
Mrs. Hutchinson 0 4 0 Miss Plumbe 1 1 0
Mrs. Jarvis 0 10 0 Mr. Baines 0 5 6
Mrs. Mawby 0 4 0 Mr. H. Smithson 1 0 0
Mrs. Mitson 0 6 0 Mrs. Trebble 0 7 0
Miss Murdock 0 10 8 Master Trebble 0 6 0
Mrs. Nixon 0 10 0 Master H. Vane 0 IS 0
Mrs. M. J. Oliver 0 10 0 Miss Wheeler 0 4 6
Mrs. J. Oliver 0 4 4 Miss J. R. Winchester 0 7 6
Mr. J. Oliver 0 4 4 Miss C. Winchester... 0 7 0
Mr. Raines 0 5 0 J. G. Fry, Esq 1 0 0
Mr. Reeves 0 8 8 R. S. Fry, Esq 1 0 0
Mrs. Salmon 0 4 4 Mr. John Tait 0 10 0
Mrs. Shepherd 0 4 0 Mr. John Tait 0 10 0
Mrs. Shotter 0 5 0 20 14 4
Miss Smith 0 4 4 Annual Subscriptions 22 13 8
Mrs. Trevett 0 4 4 Magazines 0 17 6
Miss Welch 0 4 0
Mrs. Wilcox 0 4 0 Total 44 5 6
Mr. Winchester 0 8 0 Miss Tustian, per New Year's Gift
Miss A. M. Burnal ... 0 4 4 Card 0 17 6
MissBealt 0 2 4 Thomas Livesey, Esq., per Mrs.
Mrs. Burgess 0 4 4 Livesey's Missionary Box 1 12 6
Miss Caldwell 0 4 0 Mr. Livesey, card 0 10
A Friend 0 2 6 Betsy Johnson, Dalston,
A Friend 0 2 8 do 0 2 0
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Maria Johnson, Tri- MissBoothroyd......... 0 4 0
angle, Hackney, do.... 0 3 0 Mrs. Dobson............ 0 6 0
0 6 Miss Ann Shadfortli 0 3 6
5 60
118 Miss Sherwood, for Ryton......... 20 0 0
Bideford Auxiliary, Devon, per
Mr. R. Bartlett; balance of ac 25- 6 0
count to Lady Day, l839............ 110 Bishop Auckland, Rev. James
Sarah Merrell, per Mr. Livesey, by Munro :
New Years Gift Cards ~ 012 Collected by Miss S. Bainbridge ~ 0116
Martin Prior, Esq., Treasurer of Durham, Ramwell-gate Chapel,
the North West London Auxi Rev. T. Porsaith :
liary, viz. : Collected by
Mrs. Skeel~ . 1 0 0 Mrs. Forster............ 0 7 9
Mrs. Fletcher....... .. 1 0 0 Miss Margaret Wal
Mr.Calvert ~ 010 0 low ~ 018 6
Master Fletcher ~ 0 5 0 Miss Elizabeth Wal
Mr.Bowley ~ . 012 0 low ~ 010 0
Mrs. Prior ~ .. 1 l 0 Mrs. 0rmsby............ 0 6 6
Mr. Pnor` ~ 1 I 0 Miss Moore ~ ~ 0 120
590 Mildred Moore ~ 0 7 6
Mrs. Meadows, Chelsea ~ 026' MissJackson............ 012 0
Claremont Auxiliary, Rev. John Miss Jane Dixon ~ 0 4 6
Blackburn, President; Mr. Bol __.,. 3189
len, Treasurer; Mr. R. Back Hexham, Rev. John Ward :
house, Secretary. Collected by...
Subscriptions Miss Grey ............... 0 7 0
Mr. Barry ~ . 1 l 0 M. H. Pearson ~ 0 6 0
Mr. Harely..... . 2 1 0 Miss Elizabeth Rid
Mr. Smith ~ .. 1 0 0 ley ~ l 0-0
Mr.Seal~ . 1 18 0 1130
ASeat-holder ~ . 1 0 0 Gateshead, Rev. D.D. Evans :
Mr. Thoresby............ 2 2 0 Collected by Mt. R. H. Haggie ~ 060
9 2 Morpeth, Rev. W. Foggatt :
Ladies Association, per Mrs. Pit Collected by
man ~ 37 0 Miss Burn ~ 1 14 0
Miss Watson ~ -...~ 1 4 0
462 Miss Hudson............ 0 9 3
Less expenses printing Report... 2 3 Miss Oliver ~ 0 13 6
Miss Grahamsby~ 0 12 6
43 19 Miss Harcup ~ 0 8 6
Miss Thomton, Isle of Mr. James Watson ~ 0 I5 0
Wight, Subscription... 0 5 0 5169
Collected by loan of Ma North Shields, St. And.\'ews Cha
gazines ~ 015 0 pel, Rev. A. Jack :
1 0 Public Collection ~......... 704
Durham and Northumberland As Sunderland, Bethel Chapel, Rev.
sociation. Rev. A. Reid, Secre J. W. Richardson :
tary; Mr. Edward Charlton, Collected by
Treasurer. Miss Rawlings ~ 0 10 0
Easington-lane, Rev. J. Anderson, Miss Robinson~ 0 2 6
Seat-rents, Collections, &c. ~ 388 Miss Corbitt ...... ... 0 9 6
Newcastle Postern Chapel, Rev. Miss Hedby ~ 0 5 4
A. Reid William Davison ~ 0 7 0
Subscriptions collected by Miss Nell 012 Miss Peacock............ 0 9 0
Per Card, 1 5 6 Mrs. Sorrd~ ~ 0 9 3 Miss J. Miss Tongs............... 0 3 1
Humble~ 014 0 Miss White.............. 0 4- 8 Mr. Jas. Miss D.Longstafl`...... 0 3 6
Wilson..................... 0 8 0 Miss E.Bygate......... 0 2 0 Mrs. Bell 0 7 0 Miss Hall ~ ~ 010 3 Mr. G. Mrs. Morgan............ 0 10 0
Sturrock~ 0 3 2 Miss Preston............ 0 4 3
217 Juvenile Ladies'Work
ing Society ~ 10 0 0
310 14 10 4
Newcastle, St. Jaines, vacant Howden Pans, Rev. Robert Cald
Collected by wellz
Mrs. Crow ~ 2 1 0 Public Collection ~ 1 10 9
Master Maickley ~ 0 6 1 Collected by
A. Laidlaw........... . 0 8 8 Miss Bell.................. O 10 0
Robert Best ~ 0 2 2 Miss Blackwel1......... 0 7 0
Sep. F1etcher............ 012 0 Miss Caldwell ~ 1 8 0
Sunday School Bag ~ 1 0 0 Miss Davidson ~ 1 5 0
47U Mr. Edward Elliott ~ 0 10 0
Durham, Claypath Chapel, Rev.
H. Douglass : .5109
Collected by Felling, Vacant :
Mrs. Bouet........... . 20 0 Collected by
Miss Calvert ~ 0170 Miss M. Ferguson...... 0 13 0
Miss H. Sutbust ~ 080 Miss Ferguson ~ 0 7 7
Mrs. Appby ~ 10 0 Mr. W. Collin ~ ... .2 l 6
Mrs.Westgarth ~ 0 7 6 .i.__. 321
for May, 1839. 87
t. d. i. d. >. ,1.
Abstract. Baddele, Mr. G 0 10 0
Cash Barnard, Mr 0 10 0
Easington-lane 38 8 0 Barnard, Mr. J 0 10 0
Newcastle, Postern Beattie, Mr. W 1 1 0
Chapel 3 10 4 Bedward, Mr 0 10 0
Newcastle, St. James's Bidgood, Mr. and Mrs.
Chapel 4 7 11 A. M 3 5 0
Durham, Claypath, do. 25 6 0 Bidgood, Mr. H 1 1 0
Durham, Ramwell- Bidgood, Mrs. H 1 1 0
gate, do. .- 3 18 9 Bishop, Mrs 10 0
Bishop Auckland 0 11 6 Bonnin, Mr 0 10 0
Hexham 1 13 0 Bramwell, Mrs 0 10 0
Gateshead 0 6 0 Bramwell, Miss 0 10 0
Morpeth 5 16 9 Bush, Mr. J 0 12 0
North Shields, St. An Canning, Mr 110
drew's 7 0 4 Carter, Mr 0 10 0
Sunderland, Bethel ... 14 10 4 Channon, Mr 0 10 0
Howden Pans 5 10 9 Channon, Mr. T 0 10 0
Felling 3 2 1 Chinnock, Mrs 0 10 0
114 1 9 Chinnock, Mr 0 10 0
Mr.T. F. Osborne, Tewksbury, per Clifford, Mr 0 10 0
New Year's Gift Cards : Collins, Mr. W 0 10 0
Collected by- Collins, Mrs. W 0 10 0
Mr. P. Osborne 1 10 0 Cooke, Mr 1 O o
Miss Barnes 12 0 Cooper, Mr 10 0
T. F. Osborne 0 11 3 Cutting, Mr 0 10 0
Win. Osborne, Ox Cutting, Mrs 0 10 0
ford 0 11 3 Dalton, Mr 1 0 0
Miss Osborne 0 10 6 Daltou, Mr 0 10 0
Miss F. Osborne 0 10 0 Davies, Mr 10 0
Miss E. A. Osborne... 0 16 6 Davies, Mr. W 0 10 0
Mr. Richards 0 7 0 Davis, Mrs. S 0 10 0
Miss Emma Smith ... 0 7 1 Draper, Mr 0 10 (I
Miss Sophia Ireland... 0 6 0 Durant, Mr 0 10 0
Miss A. Beesley OSS Evans, Mr. J 0 10 0
Master T. Knight 0 4 0 Flint, Mr 0 10 0
7 0 10 Griffiths, Mrs 0 10 0
Mr. Canning's Donation for the Hagger, Mr 0 10 0
Widow Ball 1 0 0 Hagger, Miss 0 10 0
Miss Penny, Dartford, Hart, Mrs 1 1 0
Kent, per Collecting Hemans, Mr 0 12 0
Card by her 0 11 9 Hickling, Mr U 10 0
lowfield-street Sunday- Hill, Mr 0 10 0
school 0 12 6 Hobson, Mr 0 10 0
1 4 3 Hobson, Mr. T 0 10 0
Mrs. Shreeve, 23, New Bridge- Hope, Mr 1 0 0
street, Blackfriars, per Mission- Hopkinson, Mr 0 10 0
aryBox 0 10 0 Hoppe, Miss 0 10 0
Miss Ainsley, Forest Lodge, Snares- Howse, Mr 0 10 0
brook, a Subscription to Christ Howse, Mrs 0 10 0
mas 110 Huntsman, Mrs 10 0
Miss Mary Ainsley, do 110 Ince, Mr. and Family 110
Gate-street Auxiliary, per Mrs. Isaac, Mr 1 1 0
Perkins : James, Mrs 10 0
Mr. Smith 0 10 0 Kennerley, Mr 10 0
Mr. Hill 0 5 0 Klos, Mrs 1 0 0
Joseph Frodin and Leonard, Mrs 0 10 6
John Smith, Thos. Longstaff, Mr 0 10 0
and John Eates. Longstaff, Mrs 0 10 0
Mr. Payne and Fa Lowell, Mr 0 10 0
mily 4 0 0 Marks, Mr 1 0 0
Mrs. Hagger 0 10 0 Marks, Mrs 0 10 0
Mr. Jones 0 5 0 May, Mr 0 10 0
Magazines 0 6 0 Morison, Mr. J 0 10 0
5 16 0 Mudie, Mr. C 0 10 0
Mrs. Saubergue, Annual Subscrip Naylor, Mr. J 0 10 0
tion to Midsummer, 1 840 1 1 0 Newbury, Mrs 0 12 0
Mrs. Wills, Dalston, do. to Lady Newton, Mr 0 10 0
Day 0 10 0 Nock, Mrs 0 10 0
Rev. J. Tippett's, Gravesend, Kent, Nock, Miss 0 10 0
collected 6 110 Odell, Mr 0 10 0
Rev. Mr. Pinell, Mortimer, Berks, Pakenham, Mrs 0 10 0
and Friends, per Rev. Mr. Legg 6 2 0 Pamphilon, Mrs 0 10 0
Mrs. Steel, per produce ofher H.M. Parker, Mr 0 10 0
Box 0 11 2 Peake, Mrs 0 10 0
A Friend at Trevor Chapel, per Pitt, Mr 0 10 0
Rev. G. Evans 0 10 0 Poulson, Mr 0 10 0
Craven Chapel, Ladies' Auxiliary : Ralph, Mrs 0 10 0
President, Mrs. Leifchild ; Riderford, Miss 0 12 0
Treasurer, Mrs. A. M. Bidgood; Robarts, Mr 0 10 6
Minute Secretary, Mrs. Dowsett; Robinson, Mr 0 10 0
Cash Secretary, (protem.) Mrs. Rogers, Mr 0 10 0
H. Bidgood.
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Rowley, Mr 0 10 0 Bidgood, Miss 2 12 0
Russell, Mrs 0 10 6 Burn, Miss M 8 10
Shaw, Lady 1 0 0 Carter, Miss 2 3 8
Scrivener, Mr. E 0 10 0 Cave, Mrs 4 17 0
Sellman, Mr 10 0 Critchley, Miss 1 12 2
Sellman, Mrs 10 0 Dowsett, Mrs 4 19 8
Sheppard, Mrs 0 10 0 Eggbrecht, Miss 21 8 10
8hepperson, Mrs 0 10 0 Evans, Miss 4 19 9
Shrimpton, Mrs. H.. 0 10 6 Fabian, Miss 2 0 9
Sneezum, Mr 0 10 0 Florence, Miss 0 7 0
Sneezum, Mrs 0 10 0 Frazer, Mrs 2 7 0
South, Mr 0 10 0 Frazer, Miss 2 5 1
Swaine, Mr 10 0 Gould, Mrs 5 19 4
Swaine, Mrs 0 10 0 Harper, Miss 1 15 5
Sweetland, Mrs 10 0 Hayes, Miss 2 10 0
Thomas, Miss 0 10 0 Holmes, Miss 0 12 4
Thompson, Mr. B 0 JO 0 Howse, Miss 3 8 11
Thompson, Mr 0 10 0 Hunt, Mis; 2 8 6
Turner, Mr 1 1 0 Johnson, Miss 3 18 5
Wheeler, Mr 0 10 0 Lecand, Mrs 19 4
Wilkins, Mr 0 10 0 Mudie, Miss 0 1 6
Wilks, Mr 0 10 0 Rutledge, Miss 7 19 3
Wilson, Mr. G 1 I 0 Shepperson, Mrs 5 10 11
Wright, Mr. G. P 0 10 0 Shrimpton, Mrs. H.... 4 17 6
Subscriptions less than Swaine, Miss 7 5 8
10s. each 71 19 11 Young, Mrs 2 7 6
142 13 New Year's Gift Cards 23 16 0
Donations 1 11 169 II 2
Missionary Boxes 2 0 Sermon 43 12 0
New Year's Gift Cards 23 16
Deduct cash paid in part 213 3 2
169 11 Support ofa Missionary 30 0 0
ABSTRACT. Less Expenses 4 15
Collected by
Ardley, Miss 0 2 0 34 1 5
Baddeley, Miss E 14 14 0
Beattie, Mrs 2 10 11 Paid to Parent Society 179 1 9
Bidgood, Mrs. H 20 16 8J

The Directors beg to thank the Editors of the " Child's Own Book," for 5000
numbers of that elegant and useful little work.
They also thank Miss Tustian for two Bibles and four Testaments.
And also Mr. John Moginie, for a parcel of books.
Likewise Mr. Baggs, for some Magazines.
Received a lot of old books from Stepney.
The receipt of twelve shillings, as a Donation from Mrs. Dyke, Union-
terrace Lower Edmonton, for the Home Missionary Dorcas Society, is respectfuly
acknowledged. 3

The Annual Meeting of " The Protestant Society for the Protec
tion of Religious Liberty," will be held at the London Tavern,
Bishopsgate-street, on Saturday, May 11, at Eleven o'clock pre
His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex will preside.

W. Tyler, Printer, 5, Bolt-court, London.


fronts Mi&&ionav% JHaflajine,

JUNE, 1839.





Was preached at the Rev. John Robinson's Chapel, Wardour-
street, Soho, by the Rev. Thomas Raffles, LLD., DD. ; from
Jerem. xxxi. 34, " And they shall teach no more every man his
neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord : for
they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of
them, saith the Loud." The text was most impressively illustrated, in
reference to the importance and operations of the Home Missionary
Society. The cause of Home Missions was pleaded with unusual
energy, and the varied and extensive services and claims of the
Society, stated with great perspicuity. (See an Extract from the
Sermon, page 101.)


Was held at Exeter Hall, on Tuesday Evening, May 14, 1839.
Thomas Thompson, Esq., Treasurer, in the Chair.
The Rev. George Evans gave out the 67th Psalm,
'' Shine mighty God, on Britain shine.
With beams of heavenly grace," &e.
which was sung by the assembly.

The Rev. Charles Hyatt, Sen., implored the Divine blessing.

The CHAIRMAN then rose and said, we appear before you this evening
under somewhat of the feeling which is recorded of the excellent, late
venerable John Wesley, who, when near the close of his life, one Sunday
morning, went up into the pulpit of the City-road Chapel, and reviewing the
last fifty years of his lifethe moral condition of the country, its want of
Christian instruction, when he began his benevolent career, the state of the
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various pulpits of the Establishment, and of our Dissenting brethren, who

had fallen into a state of apathy and indifference to the spiritual welfare of
the community ; and what God had been pleased to accomplish by his labo
rious efforts, together with those of his beloved friend George Whitefield
when he looked at Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Wight, the Isle of
Man, Canada, America, the Leeward Islands, and other parts of the world,
instead of giving put the hymn, which it was his custom to do, stood for ten
minutes full of thought, and then gave out,
" Come, let us join our friends above,
Who have obtained the prize," &c.
We this evening, in reviewing the past history of this Society, feel in a mea
sure as he felt. We look hack at what God has been pleased to accomplish
by the aeency of the Home Missionary Society for twenty years. We bless
him for the example which he has permitted us to set to the Christian church.
During that period county associations throughout the land have laboured
more diligently than before ; the Christian Instruction Society in a great
measure owed its origin to the example of this Institution; the District Vi
siting Society followed in ils train the influence of these Societies prepared
the way for the establishment of the City Mission, and after that the Pas
toral-aid Society. The latter societies are indebted in a great measure to
the excellent letter of that distinguished ornament of the Established Church,
the honourable and reverend Baptist Noel, for the support which they re
ceive from the Christian public. And when we look at what God is doing by
the agency of all these societies, and perceive that he is giving his own word
free course, and permitting it to run, and be glorified in this country, and
know that during the history of this Society many a happy spirit has entered
heaven through its instrumentality, and that many a peasant of our land has
been brought by its means to a knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus; shall
we not resolve to devote ourselves with increased energy to his service an:l
glory. We know not what is included in thrones, and dominions, and prin
cipalities, and powers ; but this we know, that whenever a spirit is awakened
by Divine grace to a sense of its sinfulness to repentance for its transgres
sions, to application to the blood of atonement, and the love of the Saviour
becomes implanted in the heart ; there is a cessation from other employ
ments in heaven, and there is joy in the presence of God, over that one
sinner that repenteth. If we know that, and if we know from the history of
our Society that God has blessed it to the awakening of multitudes ; and that
now it has kindred Institutions labouring with it for the welfare of the realm,
we ought to feel that we are met to thank God for the past, and to trust him
for the future. May I not on this occasion call upon you to consider, whei
ther we are not individually bound as friends of the Saviour, friends of our
country, and of the world, to do more during the ensuing, than we have ever
done during any preceding year. Great have been the changes which have,
taken place during the last twenty years. When our devoted Missionaries
now go to distant lands, there is no bristling bayonet to prevent their land
ing, no poisoned arrow ready to be shot at them, no tomahawks, or scalping-
knives to deprive them of life. Our George Bennetts may now go without
having their shoulders examined, to see whether they are fit to be eaten by
the cannibals of New Zealand. And why? Because the Church Missionaries
have been there. The world is now open before us, and from all parts the
cry is heard, " Come over and help ns." What is the present state of our
Missionary Societies 1 Our Wesleyan brethren will tell you that their 80,0007.
per annum does not meet their expenditure j that their outlay has exceeded
00,000/. Our Church Missionary Society will tell you, that they have re
ceived 73,000/., and spent 91,000/. Onr London Missionary Society have
received 65,0(10/., and expended 75,000/., and they now say that they must
have 100,000/. per annum. But I ask you, how are we to meet the wants of
a perishing world, but by devoting our best energies to the welfare of our
own land. We shall never be able to raise means far supporting onr Mis
sionaries abroad, unless we labour more diligently among our own country
men. I will call your attention to a subject to which I have never before
entered, to direct jour notice. When we look at the misdirectiou of the
human mind, at the inadequacy of our exertions to meet the spiritual wants
of our countrymen, and at the efforts made by the enemy at our gates, to
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injure the best interests of our fellow-immortals, it is a loud call to us to be
up and doing. I am not alarmed at tlie aspect of the times, I rather rejoice
that the enemy should appear before us, than remain as he has done for the
last twenty years in a measure unknown. But it would appear, that infidels
are labouring more in the 19th century, than the Christian church. We were
told yesterday that our Home Missionary brethren bad circulated 220,000
tracts, but infidels have circulated more than a million and a half of tracts in
London. In the country the Bible has been burned and roasted ; and infidel
clubs have been formed, raising 4000/. per annum for disseminating fheir
pestiferous doctrines. It is, therefore, high time that we should awake. Our
esteemed friend, Dr. Raffles, will join me in calling your attention to tlie
manufacturing districts of the land. They have been too much neglected.
How easy it is to make the inhabitants acquainted with Christianity in an en
lightened country like ours, by the medium of the press. We ought to use
this agency more effectively than we have yet done. I hope that some Of
pur good men will take the press into their own hands, and not leave it to
infidels to guide tlie country to ruin. Christianity introduces civilization,
civilization commerce, and commerce universal freedom, equitable laws, and
peace throughout the world. Instead of leaving our manufacturing popula
tion to become the dupes of infidel demagogues, Roman Catholic priests, and
those who are teaching error from high places, let us bring them under the
influence of Christian instruction. Allow me to say, that although I
am thankful for the aid already rendered to this Society, yet I am not
contented with 7000Z. per annum. I ask, whether this is enough to contri
bute to this Home Missionary Society at a time when infidels and the friends
of the papacy are so zealous? Let me ask, in the name of the Prince of
Peace, that every Christian friend here will, from this moment, say as Dr.
Bogue did, in the year 1794, " Let all sects and parties be buried ; let bigotry
be interred ; and cursed, Iliad almost said, be he who raises bigotry from
the grave." Let our friends of the Establishment, as well as of Congrega
tional Churches, cherish the spirit of Scott, the commentator, who, when the
ship Duff was taken, called the committee of the Church Missionary Society
together, and raised 100?., which was sent to the London Missionary Society,
as a testimony of their sympathy. I should rejoice if each one here would
resolve to have nothing to do with the controversies of the day, but to devote
himself to the spread of the knowledge of the Gospel of Christ. Controversy
nnfits us for the work we have to do. If we act in this spirit the Lord will
encourage us by his smiles, and then we. shall have delightful Home Mission
ary meetings. It is not our duty, nor does it afford us pleasure, to make any
reflections on the pulpits of the Establishment. The case is very different
now from what it was in 1797, when that excellent man, John Newton, said
that there were only 4Q0 faithful clergymen in the Establishment. In the
year 1801 he wrote that they had 1000. But allowing, as I should like to do,
that one-half of the pulpits of the Establishment are occupied by faithfnl and
devoted men, 6000 still remain without the Gospel. Why should not the
friends of the Establishment resolve to-night that every village in the country
shall have a faithful minister of Jesus Christ. The Pastoral-Aid Society can
only direct its attention to those parishes where the incumbents make appli
cation for its assistance. Why not, then, the friends of the Establishment
lend their aid to the Home Missionary Society ; and let us have, in the com
ing year, at least 1000 Missionaries 1 It will be to the honour of the friends
of the Establishment to say, that if certain regulations of the Pastoral-Aid
Society prevent them from benefiting the community by its instrumentality,
they will lend their assistance to ns, that they will have the gratification of
supporting Missionaries in such and such places, with a Bible in one hand
and a Prayer-book in the other, so that the whole of the British empire may
he brought under the faithful preaching of the Gospel of Christ. Thus we
shall testify our love to our country ; and God, even our own God, will be
with us, and support, encourage, and bless us.
The Rev. E. A. DUNN then read an abstract of the Report, which con
tained a view of the several Home Missionary Stations, and many particulars
relative to the Society, as well as the following admonitory paragraph. "The
Directors report with deep and affectionate regret, the removal, by death, of
the Rev. William Henry, (late Corresponding Secretary,) after a protracted
and painful illness :also, the death of the Rev. Francis Moore, who was for
merly for many years one of the Secretaries ; and who had recently been ac
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tively employed in the affairs of the Society : also, the death of the Rev. J.
Ball, one of their devoted and long-tried Missionaries. Also, the death of
Mr. Richard Perkins, a liberal, and warm-hearted, and long continued friend
and supporter of the Society. The Directors desire to be solemnly affected
with these successive instances of mortality. Three of their friends named
above, were called to their rest and reward within the space of fifteen days.
The departure of Mr. Perkins and the Rev. F. Moore was most sudden and
unexpected : such events loudly admonish and call upou us promptly to work
while it is day, since, while we delay, thousands of immortal souls are passing
into eternity." The Report furnished a gratifying account of the success of
the Society's labours, but lamented the inadequacy of the funds to meet the
urgent demands for Missionaries from various parts of the country. It stated
that the munificent bequest of 40002. by Mr. Lloyd, was nearly exhausted,
and unless prompt aid was rendered, the Society would be unable to meet its
engagements. The Society had at present under its patronage one hundred
and ten agents, including ministers who were assisted with grants, to enable
them to extend their labours among the villages in their several districts,
These agents had above sixty thousand hearers, and were labouring among a
population of six hundred thousand, many of whom were yet unprovided with
evangelical instruction. There were also connected with the Stations 230
Sunday-schools, containing nearly 8,500 children, supplied by 540 gratuitous
The CHAIRMAN then presented his accounts as Treasurer, from which it
appeared that the receipts of the Society during the past year amounted to
7,0092.; the expenditure to 6,6052. ; leaving a balance in hand of 1,3042. But
immediate engagements would more than absorb that amount.
The Rev. J. j. FREEMAN moved the adoption of the Report. He was
sure that the meeting would most cordially agree that the Report should be
adopted, if they judged of the excellence of the whole from the specimens
which had just been read. He was delighted by the reference made by the
Chairman to the many benevolent societies which bad arisen from this insti
tution : for he loved to trace the links by which Divine Providence connected
one great effort to do good with another. It was, however, not unimportant
to bear in mind that this Society originated in another, whose labours were
more especially directed to foreign efforts. The feeling arose, that while
attending to the best interests of the inhabitants of the dark and distant parts
of the earth, those of their countrymen at home ought not to be overlooked.
As one who had been engaged for some time in foreign service, he felt great
pleasure in being allowed the opportunity of offering a sentiment or two in
relation to Home Missionary exertions ; for where was the supply of foreign
missions to be obtained 1 Was it not at home? There was such an intimate
connexion between the prosperity of their churches at home, and the amount
of their efforts for the evangelization of the world, that were there no other
argument, that alone would be sufficient to induce him to support the Home
Missionary Society. Their esteemed chairman had alluded to a most import
ant subject, and one which he (Mr. F.) knew had been long before his mind
the duty of interesting the manufacturers of this country in foreign mis
sions. Wherever Christianity went it carried civilization in its train, and
wherever civilization went, it created a demand for the produce of more
civilised countries. He had seen that in his own experience, and was per
suaded that the best means of increasing the demand for the manufactures
and produce of this country, was to extend foreign missions. If they looked
at India, they most feel astonished that so small a demand for the produce
of this country had been made by all that vast population of one-hundred-
and-lwenty -millions all, too, more or less closely connected with the British
empire. It had been remarked by one who was a good authority on the sub
ject, that in a single article England purchased from Ireland more extensively
than the whole of India did from Great Britain in all articles of export. But
let their Missionary exertions be extended more largely to India, and the
case would soon be altered. He could testify that in Madagascar one of the
results of Missionary labours had been the creation of an increased demand
for British manufactures. Now let them circulate amongst the manufac
turers the knowledge of that fact. Let them arouse the manufacturing dis
tricts to the importance of evangelizing the world, and it would tell back
upon them ;it would tend to the promotion, not only of their spiritual, but
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also of their temporal interests. The Resolution inculcated the duty of car
rying on their labours in a spirit of " devotion." He was struck with that
word " devotion." It recalled to his recollection an interesting anecdote
which he had lately heard, The only son of a poor widow in Russia went
into the army of the Emperor, but having suffered much from severity of
discipline, he determined to desert. He wrote to his mother, informing her
of his resolution, and stating the time at which he expected to visit her. But
the mother, imagining herself bound by the laws of military honour, reported
the matter to the Governor of the district where she resided, who was, how
ever, disposed to overlook the case, and did not communicate it to the su
preme Governor. The young man returned, and his mother welcomed him
with all a mother's joy. After the first cordial greeting was over, she gave
notice to the police of her son's arrival ; the police were obliged to do their
dutythe young man was sentenced to the knout, and was flogged to death !
Shortly after a silver badge was sent from the Emperor to the widow, and it
bore this inscription"Devotion to the throne." He envied not the feel
ings of that motherand he abhorred the system that led her to make such
an awful sacrifice, and trample on all the most sacred feelings of human na
ture, in performing what she thought her duty to her earthly sovereign.
"Devotion," however, " to the throne" should be their sentiment and he
spoke not then of the throne of these realms though, if lie did, a thousand
hearts would re-echo the sentiment. If they held that sentiment before, they
now held it more firmly than ever. Tiny lelt that the Queen who sat upon
that throne was worthy of her position, and he prayed she might long occupy
it, surrounded by wise and liberal men. But he meant, by " devotion to the
throne," devotion to the throne of Him who is over all, and who had given
them tlie command, " Go into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every
creature." As the sworn subjects of the Prince of Peace, let them cherish
that sentiment, " devotion to the throne." Reference had been made to the
condition of their villagers; he, tor one, had never preached with greater
pleasure than when addressing them. He had been delighted with their fer
vour, their earnest attention, and their intelligence to<; for there was a
large portion of intelligence even amongst some of the poorest of them. And,
after all, if they were destitute of intelligence, who were to blame in the
matter 1 This Society was one of the brightest ornaments of their land ; but
it read a solemn lesson to those who had done so little for those who should
have been the objects of their special care. He had been frequently struck
by instances of the capacity of the villagers. A poor woman was proceeding
with her child to a village meeting, a lady met her, and inquired, " Mary,
where are you going ?" " Down to the meeting." " Dear me, to the meet
ing; but who can preach there I" " Oh ! a very good man, Mr. So-and-So."
" Oh ! what can he know ; he wasn't brought up at Oxford or Cambridge 1"
" What are you doing with the boy 1" " I send him to the Sunday-school,
Ma'am." "Pooh! you should not take him there; yon should send him
there,"pointing to a much finer building. " Oh ! ma'am, but he has learned
to read so much, and he can read so nicely to me at home." " But you
should send hiin to the parish-school," said the lady ; " and if you do, why I
have no objections to pay the fourpence a week for him ; tell your husband
of this when jou go home." " Well, ma'am, I'll tell my husband, but I
don't think he will sell his conscience for fuurpence a week." He, (Mr. F.)
hoped the day would never come when their villagers would sell their con
science for fourpence a week, or lor 41. a week. The meeting had heard, he
was sure, with a thrill of horror, of the awful insult which a body of infidels
had dared to offer to the Word of Life. Let the perpetration of such an act
impress on them the necessity of supporting this Society, which was the most
powerful antagonist of infidelity. How strongly did the conduct of a poor
woman in Madagascar contrast with that of those deluded infidels ! A few
days after the burning of the Bible, by order of the misguided Queen of that
island, a poor female found a small portion of one of the leaves of the sacred
volume ; she came to him, (Mr. F.,) and showed how carefully she had con
cealed her treasure, and expressed in the most affecting manner the high
value which she set upon it ; " she esteemed it more highly," she said, ' than
the richest treasures of gold or silver." Tn referring to infidels, ho spoke not
of them with scornit was because he pitied them, and desired to bring them
to that throne of grace where there was mercy for every penitent, and grace
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for all who sought salvation. He had great pleasure in presenting the trea-
stirer with a cheque for 1(M. which had been intrusted to his care by Mr.
The Rev. ROBERT FLETCHER, of Manchester, in seconding the Reso
lution, said he regretted that, at the present time, there was any need for a
Home Missionary Society. He did not feel surprised that his respected
brethren from New York Drs. Patten and Bemandescribed the necessity
of Home Missions in their country, for it was a new country ; but in a
coiintry like Britain, a country that had had the Gospel so lone, and was so
distinguished for religion, as to be called '* the eye of the world," and which
was to be the fountain of the waters of salvation to a thirsty earth,it was
strange, indeed, that they should have heard of it such tales of moral and
spiritual destitution. A heavy responsibility rested in some quarter or other;
but, be that as it might, it was high time for all who loved the Lord Jesus
Christ to be up and doing. This Society had an especial claim upon the as
sistance and support of the friends of the Redeemer, for it was the grand
assistant of all the other benevolent institutions. Its agents were the most
efficient distributors of Bibles and tracts, and it was raisine up churches
which were destined to furnish supplies for carrying on the work of Missions
in foreign lands, and spreading the Gospel of Christ amongst the Gentiles.
Allusions had been made to the small contributions obtained from the manu
facturing districts, and he feared that in general they were not alive to this
cadse. In Lancashire, however, they had a Society which had been formed
some thirty or forty years ago, and he rejoiced that God had prospered it.
During the last year its income was 1,500/. From one of the churches raised
by it, no less a sum than -1,500/. was contributed towards the erection of the
new college in Manchester. Thus they saw the value and importance of
Home Missionary exertions. In Manchester they had a Town Mission, and
the number of its agents now amounted to nearly fifty. Two members of his
(Mr. F.'s) congregation each supported an agent, and 400/. was annually
raised by the members of his church for Home Missionary labours alone.
Although there was some political excitement in his neighbourhood, be had
no apprehensions of serious results. The exertions of the Socialists were only
the manifestations of Satan's uneasiness on witnessing the efforts of Chris
tians. He (Mr. F.) would much rather see excitement than apathy prevail
ing. In times of excitement men were induced to think, and he even knew
of individuals who had first been led to think by the Socialists, and who bad
afterwards embraced the pure doctrines of Christianity. He did not like the
spirit of despondency which some exhibited in the present day. Truth was
oil their side. God and the Holy Spirit was for them, and let them have the
aspect of men who were confident of victory. He recollected reading, in an
account of a battle in South America, that the general of one of the armies
advanced in front of his division, and said, " Onward with the step of vic
tory ;" and the result was, that he gained the battle. Let them, then, act
with the confidence of victory, and whether they directed their attention to
Home or to Foreign Missions, let them labour in the full assurance of final
and abundant triumph.
The CHAIRMAN, in putting the resolution, said that Sir Culling Eardley
Smith regretted exceedingly that he could not remain and take a part in the
proceedings, as he had intended ; hut he had been compelled to retire.
The resolution was then put and carried.
The Rev. N. MORGAN HARRY moved the next resolution. He said
that the time had long since passed in which it was necessary to use any argu
ments to prove that it was the duty of the Christian public to engage in efforts
for the promotion of the cause of God in the world. No church could now-
a-davs sit down with Meroz in ignoble sloth, while the armies of the Lord
were coining forth to his help, against the mighty. They were called on. in
the resolution, to rejoice at the increase of other kindred Associations. The
benevolence of the British Christian public was now so diffuse, and extended
through so many and various channels, that it would I>p exceedingly difficult
for any individual to choose which one to promote, provided he could not
support them all. As he had sat on that platform, and heard the claims of
the various Societies so eloquently and piously defended, he had said of each
Institution, " We cannot do without that ; and if I had the power, I would
not have the heart, to blot one of these Societies from the catalogue of
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British benevolence." Wliat could they do without the Bible Society ? That
was the sun of their system; without' it all would be in darkness. What
could they do without the Foreign Missionary Society ? They could not claim
the name of Christian, if they did not obey that command, " Go ye forth into
the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature." They could not do
without the Colonial Missionary Society ; for how could they see their friends
and neighbours and relatives emigrate to distant lands, and yet sit down
" eating the fat and drinking the sweet," without sending a portion to those
for whom nothing was prepared ? What could they do without their Sailors'
Society ? or their Tract Society 1 But could they not do without their Home;
Missionary Society? Ah! if they wanted that, they could have the sun and
the planets revolving: round him ; hut the moon would be absent. He had
said it was necessary to have a Foreign Missionary Society to prove their
claim to Christianity ; but they must also obey the command, " Begin at Je
rusalem." Tin>y were to begin at Great Britain. Their love to foreigners
should never lead them to forget their duty to their countrymen, for had it
not been said , " He that will not provide for those of his own household, hatli
denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel 1" And if the Home Mission
ary Society did its duty, emigrants would not go forth to distant lands to be
converted ; but would go forth as kings and priests unto God, disseminating
Christianity in distant lands. He had referred to their Sailors' Society; hut
if Home .Missions did all they could, every youth when he first stepped on
the deck of the vessel, would step there fearing the God who made the sea,
as well as the dry land, and every ship would be a floating temple to God,
where, as in the tabernacles of the righteous, would be heard the voice of
prayer and praise, 1 h' n would the crews of their merchantmen be deputa
tions to their Foreign Missionary stations. The Missionaries would then hail
the flag of Old England, as it floated ou the breeze ; they would go down to
the beach, and give their countrymen a joyous welcome, and the sailors would
cordially return it, and " thank God and take courage." This Society was a
most efficient fellow-labourer with Tract and Sunday-school Societies. He
loved the constitution of this Society, because it was based on Catholic
grounds. He would much rather study the " five points" on the platform of
this Society, than in the folios of the old divines. But he would not study
the " five points" when a world was perishing for lack of knowledge. That
was the great point on which all their labour should be concentrated. Re-
ference had been made to the infidelity of the present day ; in his opinion, it
was not so much an error of the head, as of the moral feelings of the heart.
And the only means of correcting that error, was to follow the wise counsel
of the preaclier they had heard last night, and " preach the Gospel." The
Gospel was what the infidels required. They had heard also of the progress
of Popery. The rev. gentleman then alluded to statements made by Dr.
Stuart, of Dublin, as to the course which the Church of Rome was now pur
suing for the purpose of disseminating her principles; and observed, that it
was their duty to go forth as Luther did, and proclaim justification by faith
to be the test of a standing or a falling church. Let them meet the Socialists
with what was truly social the Bible let them invite them to turn to the
Lord, to come to the believer's festival, and sit down with Abraham, with
Isaac, and with Jacob, in the kingdom of God. Let them meet the Catholic,
with what was truly catholic,the Gospel of Christ, pure and uncorrupted.
The prospects of the Christian Church were highly encouraging ; before the
eye of faith was spread out a brightening and glorious prospect, and on it
they might fix their rapturous attention. The period was rapidly approach
ing when the knowledge of the Lord would cover the whole earth as the
waters Covered the seas ; when the walls of Zion would be built up ; when
I'-phraim would not envy Judah, and Jndah would not vex Kphraim ; and
when nations would not rise np in war any more, hut would heat their swords
into ploughshares, and their spears into priming-hooks; neither should they
learn war afiy more. He well remembered a sentence which dropped from
Dr. Patten eleven years ago: "When one-half of the inhabitants of your
country, and the half of those of mine, are Christians indeed, I will defy all
the rage of earth and hell to make your country and mine go to war together
again." He (Mr. H.) re-echoed the sentiments. He trusted the time would
soon come when the prophecy would be fulfilled." The wolf also shall dwell
with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf, and
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the young lion, and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them."
The time was coming when Christianity having come up from the conflict of
ages, with the sound of universal victory and tiiumph, and the nations of the
earth attending upon and yielding willing submission to her claims, the whole
earth would be filled with ths knowledge of the glory of the Lordthen the
earth would yield her increase, and God would bless her, for the mouth of
the Lord had spoken it.
Dr. PATTEN, on rising to second the resolution, was received with loud
cheers from all parts of the Hall. He said he was very glad that one of the
topics introduced into the resolution had been left untouched by all the
speakers. It was the allusion to the exertions of the ladies. There never had
been any benevolent enterprise in which woman had not had a share ; in
fact, no good thing could go on without the ladies. When their blessed Sa
viour was on earth, women were his warmest and truest friends. At whose
house did he most frequently put up ? at the house of Mary and Martha ; and
what were these sisters generally about? One was always very busy in mak
ing ready for the Lord, and the other was found sitting at his feet receiving
the wisdom that dropped from his lips. Thus they could see what women
were about so fatly as that he would not say much about an earlier period
he would not say much about the garden - Eve did do a foolish thina there ;
hut woman had been trying ever since to redeem it ; and she would effect
her purpose. What did woman do at the foot of the Cross? Even when
Peter had gone off, and denied his Master, who were found at the cross to
take the last look of the expirinc Redeemer 1 It was woman ! And who were
the first at his sepulchre ? Who arose early on the morning of the first day of
the week, and came to his tomb, ? It was timid no ! -it was courage-hearted
woman ! Who constituted the largest proportion of their church members?
women not as the sneering infidel would say silly women. The Judge of
quick and dead would pronounce before assembled worlds that it was super
lative wisdom to be found amongst the disciples of Jesus Christ ; and unless
the millennium made very great changes in the history of the world, and
more men were brought into being than in past ages, there would be more
women in heaven than men. The great mass of Christians who had gone to
heaven had been Christian women. Well, then, might the resolution rely
upon the exertions of the ladies. If a law were passed that women should
have nothing to do with benevolent exertions, the world would soon settle
down into the darkness of night. Why, without women, it was said, we
should not be civilised beings, we should return to barbarism. But he would
ask his Christian sisters what it was that made their homes cheerful and
happy? Was it not Christianity? Let them, then, feel the deep obligation
under which they were laid to send that Christianity to the dark corners of
the earth, and to spread abroad in their own land the knowledge of that
blessed Gospel, which could alone make them happy here, and ensure eternal
blessedness hereafter.
The resolution was then put and carried.
Dr. Beman was then loudly called for, but Dr. Patten rose and said that
the state of Dr. Heman's health would not permit him to address them ; he
therefore begged they would not press the invitation.
The Rev. E. A. DUNN then announced several subscriptions and dona
The Rev. GEORGE EVANS said, that he was happy to state that the
children of ministers were exerting themselves to replenish the funds of the
Society. Miss Harris, of St. Alban's, had collected 51., and there were many
other young persons engaged in the good work.
D. NASMYTH, Esq., said that, when in New York, he had met with a mi
nister who told him that, ten years before, lie had selected a district of the city,
unoccupied by any preacher of the Gospel, as, the scene of bis labours. At
the first dispensation of the sacrament of the Lord's supper, twelve individuals
received the ordinance, and he then resolved that he would not give over his
labours until that small church should have become the parent church of
twelve others. He (Mr. N.) had had the pleasure of meeting again and
again with that church, and the last time he heard of it it had become the
parent of three churches, and numbered 300 members. And he would invite
the meeting to become acquainted with one who had gone from that church
to heaven Harlan Page; whose Memoirs should be in the bands of every
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one who loved the Lord Jesus Christ. They had need in England of a Home
Mission with thousands of agents. They could not give too much attention to
Home Missionary operationsjust as they were cultivated the country would be
raised. Reference had been made to the spread of infidelity, Popery, and Semi-
popery: but what had been the cause of that? The awful supineness of the
Church. And Divine Providence was now arousing them to a sense of duty, by
permitting infidels and Papists to exert themselves. He rejoiced, however, that
the. Church was awakening, and endeavouring to stem the tide of Popery and in
fidelity. Let the Church do her duty, and Christians, uniting in one great effort,
would be successful, and would find that God had brought much good out of
The Rev. ALEXANDER FLETCHER, on rising to second the resolution,
was received with loud cheers. He would take the liberty of asking a few ques
tions. How many centuries had passed away since Christianity was introduced
into this island of the sea ? Some thought that it was introduced at the com
mencement of the first century, but it certainly was not later than the second.
Did Christianity at the present time overspread this island 1 Was the whole of
Britain evangelised t Were there not numerous spots in this island as dark as
heathen lands 1 The answer must be in the affirmative. Why was it then that
during seventeen hundred years the church of Christ had not successfully dif
fused the glorious principles of the Gospel over this little speck upon the bosom
of the ocean ? The answer had been already given : it arose from the church's
indolence. Let British churches cast their eyes upon the agitated metropolis of
France, and awake from their slumbers. Let British Christians look to the
agitated state of portions of their own country, to the exertions of Popery, the
efforts of Socialism, and awake to the importance of diffusing the glorious prin
ciples of the Gospel of Christ. What was it that was permitting the growth of
Popery in England, and allowing it to increase so rapidly in various districts ?
The apathy of British churches. Let those churches arouse to their duty, and
there would be nothing to fear, either from popery or from infidelity. He would
narrate two short anecdotes closely connected with the operations of this Society.
There were more than two thousand dark and dreary spots in this lovely island
requiring the aid of this institution, and the Missionaries it employed were well
calculated to promote its objects. They were intelligent men, and admirably
adapted for informing the minds of that portion of the population among whom
tliey laboured. Albert Bucer was appointed, with Martin Luther, to preach at
Wirtemburg on a certain day, with the view of advancing the principles of the
Reformation. Lutber said to Albert, " I am a better preacher than you are :"
to which Albert replied, " I always thought so, for who can preach like Martin
Luther'!" Luther rejoined, "you are mistaken ; I am not a superior scholar to
you, I cannot claim your learning, or your eloquence ; but when you preach, you
shoot over the heads of the people, you do not look upon the Vandals" the
common people" in the aisles. But when I preach 1 endeavour in the strength
of Divine grace to fix my eyes upon them, and in that respect I am a better
preacher than you, If you present to the hungry babe the rich confectionary, it
will reject it, but present to it its natural sustenance, and it receives it with avi
dity." The second anecdote referred to the Rev. John Grimshaw, whose history
was illustrated by the activity of the Missionaries of this Society. When he
first entered on his parochial duties, he could not find in his parish a single
school ; but before he died, so great had been the blessing resting on bis Home
Missionary efforts, that though' he was a minister of the Church of England,
there were five Dissenting chapels in his parish, established through his instru
mentality, all the ministers of whom had been converted through the means of
his labours. The Missionaries of this Society went into moral deserts, but, by
the blessing of God, they were soon changed into gardens. He would conclude
with an epigrammatic stanza, composed by the celebrated Home Missionary,
Dr. Doddridge, who presided over a Home Missionary College, and did every
thing in his power to diffuse the Gospel among his neighbours. There was one
word in the stanza which he would alterfor " epicure" he would substitute
" Socialists." Much had been said about Socialists, but he thought they must
be unsocialistswho would dissolve families. Shame upon them for arrogating
the name. They not only wished to dissolve all social ties, but they would dis
solve the nation itself, and if they had their wishes, would dissolve the world,
and convert it into one vast ruin. The stanza was this
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" Live while you live, the Socialist would say,

And seize the pleasures of the passing day ;
Live while you live, the sacred preacher cries,
And give to God each moment as it flies.
Lord, in my views let both united be,
I live in pleasure when I live to thee."
The resolution was then put and carried.
The Rev. J. EDWARDS, of Clapham, briefly moved the fourth resolution.
The Rev. Mr. ALEXANDER, of Norwich, in seconding the resolution, said,
that it would have afforded him great pleasure, not only to congratulate their
chairman, but to have made a few remarks on the Missionary stations scattered
over various parts of this country ; but from the lateness of the hour, it must be
deferred to some future occasion. But he trusted that as they were about to re
tire, they would do so in the spirit of that Gospel, which their Missionaries were
proclaiming throughout the country; As Christians, it was their duty indivi
dually to diffuse the Gospel of Jesus Christ ; and let them remember, that at last
they would be called to render an account of the discharge of every relative, as
well as of every personal duty. The first account in the indictment against those
placed at the left hand of the Judge, would be, that they had neglected the best
interests of their fellow-men : for the Judge would say to them on his left hand,
' Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, my brethren, ye did it
not unto me."
The resolution was then put and carried by acclamation.
The CHAIRMAN briefly returned thanks, and expressed a hope that if spared
till the next anniversary, when the Society would be of age, they would have
cause to rejoice that God bad poured out a more abundant blessing on it than he
had done during any preceding year of its existence.
The meeting then separated.


At the Annual Meeting held in the large room at Exeter
Hallj on Tuesday Evening, May 14, 1839. ThomAs Thompson,
Esq., Treasurer, in the Chair,
The following Resolutions were unanimously adopted :
Moved by the Rev. J. J. Freeman, late of Madagascar, and seconded by the
Rev. Robert Fletcher, of Manchester ; and resolved :
1. That in recommending the printing and circulation of the Report, a brief
abstract of which has now been read, this Meeting would express its gratitude
to Him who has graciously continued to render his own word so abundantly
successful; and that it regards the present improved state of the various Districts
under the Society's care as affording the most ample encouragement to all the
disciples of Christ to dedicate themselves to Home Missionary exertions with
increased ardour and devotion ; and that the friends of the Redeemer may no
longer have to deplore the apathy of British Christians to the spiritual and eternal
welfare of their own countrymen, this Meeting would earnestly supplicate the
Father of Mercies that, before the return of another Anniversary, every Christian
Church throughout the land may be constrained to render its utmost assistance to
promote the prosperity of a cause so intimately connected with the glory of God
and the safety and happiness of man.
Moved by the Rev. N. M. Harry, and seconded by the Rev. Dr. Patten ;
2. That while this Meeting sincerely rejoices in the multiplication and pros
perity of various other Societies designed to convey the invaluable blessings of
heavenly truth, yet the supporters of the London Home Missionary Society now
assembled, gratefully acknowledge the continued kindness of all those friends
who have in any way contributed to the encouraging increase of the resources of
this highly important Institution ; and with peculiar satisfaction this Meeting
records its gratitude to those female friends who have zealously employed their
unabated efforts in providing a supply of useful and ornamental articles for the
for June, 1839. 99
Annual Sale, and more especially for their constant activity in promoting the
prosperity of the various Auxiliary Associations, by n hose extensive aid the Di
rectors have been hitherto enabled to increase the number of its stated Mission
aries, and to afford its numerous grants to assistant labourers, through whose
continued instrumentality multitudes of immortal souls have been converted from
a state of ignorance and depravity, and under the enlightening and sanctifying
influence of the Holy Spirit, have been prepared for the regions of everlasting
Moved by D. Nasmith, Esq., and seconded by the Rev. Alexander
Fletcher, M.A. ;
3. That notwithstanding this Meeting recognises with a high degree of grati
tude the increase of religious knowledge in various districts, yet it cannot but
express its astonishment and grief that in the nineteenth century so large a por
tion of the land should still be allowed to remain in such a state of moral dark
ness as should alarm and arouse every Christian patriot. Contemplating the
bold and zealous efforts which infidels are now making through the medium of
the press, their public meetings, their Missionary agents, and their other orga
nised measures to enslave and destroy their devoted victims ; also considering the
unslumbering activity of Popery and of Semi-popery, exemplified in the revival
of obsolete doctrines promulgated in places from whence the pure waters of ce
lestial trutli should flow from " the bible and the Bible only;" this Meeting ex
presses its deep conviction that these existing and prevalent evils demand from
all the friends of truth and piety in every part of the country, but especially those
placed in large populous cities and towns, such as London, Bristol, Birmingham,
Sheffield, Liverpool, Leeds, and Manchester, to put forth their utmost strength to
impede the progress of the " evil one," in order that 4* the way of the Lord may
be prepared," and that our beloved country, with all the nations of the world,
may become submissive to Him whose is the kingdom, the power, and the glory.
That the present Officers and other Directors, who are eligible, be requested to
continue their services during the ensuing year, and that the following persons
be elected as new Directors, instead of those who have retired by rotation, viz. :
Rer. Thomas Archer, Hev. Caleb Morris, Rev. Dr. Leil'child, Rev. James Sher
man ; Messrs. Bateman, Henry Bidgood, John Chancellor, J. C. Evans, J. Lack,
James Strange, J. Stratford. Thomas VVhiteley, and George Wilson; also, that
Messrs. Beams, Livesey, and J. VVhiteley, be the Auditors for the present year.
Directors for London.
Treasurer Thomas Thompson, Esq.
Sub-Treasurer Mr. B. Hanbury.
Honorary Solicitor G. F. Abtaham, Esq.
Secretary Rev. E. A. Dunn.
Auditors /Mr- Beams, Mr. Thomas Livesey, and
\Mr. J. VVhiteley.
Rev. Thos. Archer Messrs. Kateman
J. Campbell H. BidKOod
A. Fletcher, A. M. J. Chancellor
N. M. Harry E. East
R.T. Hunt J. C. Evans
C. Hyatt, Sen. Gibbs
Dr. Leifchild E. Gouldsmitli
C. Morris S. Houston
T. Lewis J. Lack
J. Robinson Oliver
U. H. Shepherd J. Slatford
J. Sherman N. E. Slop-!-
\V. Spencer E. Spicer, Sen.
Dr. Still tevant J. Strange
T. Wood E. Swaine
J. Young T. Whiteley
Sir C. E. Smith, Bart. Wilkinson
Mr. Alderman Lainson G. Wilson
Collector Mr. Pitts.
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Moved by the Rev. J. Edwards, of Clapham ; and seconded by the Rev.

Mr. Alexander, of Norwich ;
4. That gratefully acknowledging the kindness of Thomas Thompson, Esq., in
presiding on the present occasion, this Meeting tenders to him its cordial con
gratulation that he has been privileged to witness the Twentieth Anniversary of
an institution in the origin and progressive prosperity of which he has always
evinced such a lively interest ; and this Meeting cherishes the hope that his use
ful and valuable life mny very long be continued as the devoted Treasurer of this
highly important Society, as well as the zealous friend of all the Scriptural exer
tions which may be made to promote the extension of the kingdom of our Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ.


Took place at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, in the Strand, London, on Wed
nesday morning, May 15, 1839.
The grateful acknowledgments of the Directors are hereby presented to the
following Ladies and Friends, who have kindly contributed money and articles
for the Sale in aid of the funds of the Home Missionary Society, as well as to
those zealous friends who conducted and patronised the Sale ; viz. :
Misses Abraham, Miss Abbott, Misses Adams,' Mrs. Appleford, Miss Bacon,
Miss S. Bacon, Misses Baseley, Misses Bevan, Miss Cambridge, Miss Christo-
pherson, Miss Cortis, Mrs. Couch, Miss Cuthbert, Mrs. Davidson, L. G. Lane,
Mrs. K. Davies and Friends; Mrs. and Miss Davie, Mrs. E. A. Dunn and
Pupils; Miss M. G. Dunn and Friends; Mrs. Durrant, Elizabeth, E. H.,
Thaxted, Essex, Mrs. Fairbrother, East Dereham, Norfolk; Mrs. A. Fletcher,
Miss Grange, Piccadilly; Mrs. Gibbs, Westmoreland-place, City-road; Mrs.
Hooper, Kensington; Mrs. Hinton, Mrs. H. Haward and Family; Holloway
Chapel Ladies' Auxiliary, a box of articles; Miss Hawkins, Misses Haggar,
Mrs. Harris, L. M., Dunstable, Beds.; Miss Lambirth, Misses Lench, Miss
Lucy, Mrs. Moore and Friends; Miss Monement, Mrs. Lynn, Miss M'Neil,
Mrs. and Miss Nicoll, Miss Perkins, Miss Pettitt, Miss Pretty, Miss Petcb,
Miss Reid, Peckham-rye; Miss Rice, Kensington; Mrs. Rees and Friends,
Miss Roope, Mrs. Sharman, of Leamington, Mrs. Stoakes, Miss Shillitoe, Mrs.
Spencer, Oakhill, near Bath ; Miss and Miss S. Shepherd, Mrs. Tuck, Kensing
ton, Miss H. Tuck, Mrs. Tracy, Miss Thompson and Friend, &c. &c.
Should any name or names be omitted, it is hoped the Friends will excuse it,
as the list was prepared in haste.


The Home Missionary Prayer-Meeting for the present Month will
be held on Monday evening, June 17, at Jewin-street Chapel, (the
Rev. Thomas Wood's.)
The Rev. Charles Hyatt will deliver the Address.
Subject "The simplicity and all-powerful efficacy of the Means
of Grace to instruct, sanctify, and bless the great mass who are yet
ignorant of the way of Salvation."
Service to commence at Seven o'clock.
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EVENING, MAY 13, 1839.



" And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother,
saying, Know the Lord : for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the
greatest of them, saith the Lord."Jeremiah xxxi. 34.
We regret that we cannot gratify our readers by inserting the whole discourse.
The most impressive paragraph follows :
"And oh! what tongue can describe, or imagination picture, the scene of
moral loveliness and beauty, which our own happy isle (then happy indeed ! ) shall
present, when this knowledge so sanctifying in its influence shall universally pre
vail, and Britain shall have her full share of the blessings it imparts? Then
indeed ' her officers shall be peace, and her exactors righteousness ;' then ' vio
lence shall no more be heard in the land, wasting nor destruction within her
borders;' then ' she shall call her walls salvation, and her gates praise.' Riot
and disorder, debauchery and drunkenness, robbery and fraud, assassination and
murder, shall no more be known ; for all those vile lusts and furious passions in
the human breast, whence these enormities proceed, shall be eradicated and sub
dued, and men (each respecting the rights of his fellow-man and each regarding
his neighbour's interest as his own) shall be bound together in one common bond
of brotherhood and love. Then uprightness and integrity shall be the prevailing
principles of commerce and of trade. Then our great manufacturing towns and
marts of merchandise shall be crowded with an orderly, because a pious, popula
tion, while the rural districts, partaking in their due proportion of the general
influence, shall be studded with quiet villages and hamlets and cottages, the abodes
of intelligence, of purity, and joy. Then the office of the judge shall become a
sinecure, and the prison a solitude, and the criminal and the felon a name and a
character belonging to a former state of things. Then British Sabbaths shall be
hallowed like those of Otaheite, and the freshness and the fragrance of primitive
times shall pervade our religious ordinances and solemn assemblies. Then
' Holiness to the Lord shall be written upon the bells of the horses ;' and men shall
learn to combine diligence in business and honourable industry in their lawful
callings, with the fervour of an ardent piety and supreme devotedness to God,
while none shall undermine or overreach, none shall tyrannise or oppress, none
shall slander or traduce, ' none shall hurt or destroy in all Ood's holy mountain.'
And Britain shall be His ' holy mountain.' And not Britain alone, but the well-
peopled world ; for ' the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the
waters cover the sea,' and they shall ' all know Him from the least of them unto
the greatest of them.'
" In perfect accordance with these anticipations and influenced by the spirit-
stirring motives which they supply, are the labours of that excellent Institution,
whose cause I have it in charge to plead with you this evening. My object is to
awaken your best and tenderest sympathies (I said so nt the beginning and I
recur to it again) your best and tenderest sympathies in behalf of two millions of
your fellow-countrymen, your fellow-countrymen perishing at this moment in
ignorance, perishing in your own highly favoured land. My object is to entreat
your cheerful and liberal contributions this evening in aid of the funds of the
Home Missionary Society, whose grand and benevolent design it is to send to
them the Gospel to preach the Gospel, and in connection with the preaching of
the Gospel to establish Sunday-schools, to circulate religious tracts, to distribute
the Holy Scriptures throughout the benighted villages and neglected districts of
our own country. This is the great end, for which this and kindred institutions
are established. And I know of no institution(now I speak advisedly and
102 Home Missionary Magazine
deliberately, I affirm the full conviction of my mind)I know of no institution
that has stronger claims upon your Christian liberality and sympathy; for this
appears to me to have all the claims which other institutions of a kindred nature
can enforce, with those superadded which arise out of locality, and are enforced
by patriotism, associated with all the endearments and the obligations of home.
Oh ! if it is incumbent on us to preach the Gospel in India, to circulate the
Holy Scriptures as far as may be in China, to establish schools in Greenland, to
distribute tracts in Africa if so far as we have the nbility we are bound to do
this (and who shall say that we are not?)most assuredly the obligation presses
upon us with tenfold force to do the same things amongst our own neighbours,
amongst our own countrymen, in the land that gave us birth and the land in
which we dwell.
'' Yet we are constrained to lament that this Institution and others of a kindred
nature have not yet received from the churches of Great Britain that share of coun
tenance and support, which their importance demands and which we would fain
hope they are yet destined at no very distant period to enjoy. Other societies,
my brethren, may be more magnificent and imposing in their structure, more
splendid and vast in their machinery, more alluring in their fields of operation
and spheres of labour; oh ! we are told of the millions of China and of India, and
there is something vast and overwhelming in the contemplation of these mighty
masses of the world's population, as the scenes of Missionary labour and the
objects of Christian enterprise. But can you be contented to dwell exclusively
in the contemplation of them, and confine all your energies to the promotion of
their salvation, when you know that there are thousands and tens of thousands
' perishing for lack of knowledge' in Great Britain, enlightened as it is? We
may talk of the heathens abroad, and their abominations ; but alas ! have we no
heathenish population, have we no heathenish practices, have we no heathenish
Sabbaths, at hornet Are there not multitudes in this highly favoured land, as
ignorant of Christ and the way of salvation as any can be, who live in India or
China! And if they live and die in that ignorance, will the circumstance that
they dwelt in a nominally Christian land, a land of Bibles and of Sabbaths and
of religious ordinances and institutions, snve them ? or will it go in any
degree to the diminution of their guilt? Ah! no; but by this very fact their
guilt will be fearfully aggravated, and their condemnation tremendously
" Now it is to the lamentable condition of such, that we direct your attention
this night ; it is on their behalf, that we would urge you to renewed and increased
contributions and to still more fervent prayers. For indeed 'we are verily guilty
concerning our brethren,' in that we have known their destitution ot the means of
grace and have not sent them an adequate supply. I say not that we have been
too much awake to the necessities of the perishing heathen (for it is impossible
that we should); but we have not been sufficiently awake to the necessities
of our perishing countrymen, and hitherto we have been asleep with regard
to their claims on our sympathy and zeal. It is assuredly now 'high time
that we awoke out of sleep,' that we awoke from our guilty slumbers,
that we shook ourselves from a lethargy so disgraceful. We have our
Home Missions, and our County Associations, it is true; but alas! how
little after all has been done. How scanty in proportion to their means and the
weight of obligation that presses upon them, have been the contributions of the
churches ! and how feeble the impression made by all our efforts on the great
mass of the population ! 1 apprehend that if diligent search were made and
accurate statistics taken, we should be perfectly appalled at the extent of territory
and the amount of population, which our labours have never tour lied. And yet
I cannot but persuade myself, that if these Societies were but carried on with
an energy and zeal at all proportioned to their vast importance, both in our manu
facturing and our rural districts, tbey would go forward by the blessing of Heaven
to stem the torrent of immorality and vice, and check the progress of infidelity
and atheism, at the fearful prevalence of which the Christian philanthropist and
the Christian patriot may well express his sorrow and alarm.
" Believe me, this, my brethren, is no time for trifling, for coldness, for indo
lence, for half measures. There is a mighty struggle in the world (and our
country has her share in the conflict) between ignorance and knowledge, infidelity
and religion, the powers of darkness and the prince of light. And while the
hosts are mustering and thickening in distant lands, we must not surfer the fight
to languish on our own. No ; but herehere on the plains of Britain as well as
forJme, 1S39. 40?
on the plains of India, throughout the populous districts of our own country
where are 'the sests of Satan' and the strong-holds of in6delity and vice here
we must go ' to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty.'
Nor is it rashly and unadvisedly that I thus speak. Amidst al| the efforts of
Christian benevolence and zeal, by which the present times are distinguished from
all that have preceded them, there is a fearful counteracting influence nt work ;
there is a tremendous under- current setting in against them. Societies are actu
ally formed and in the course of formation, for the purpose of maintaining and
propagating atheism. Infidelity, under new and more specious and more subtle
forms, is secretly and silently in some places, and in others openly and triumph
antly advancing ; and assuming to itself a name hitherto accustomed to awaken
only the most alluring and delightful associations, is endeavouring to insinuate
itself into the very sanctities of the Sabbath on the one hand, and to shed its ma
lignant influence over the pursuits of science and the very recreations and
amusements of the people on the other. Is it not time, then, for us to bestir our
selves 1 is it not time to awake to a due sense of the impending danger, and to
do our utmost to meet as we ought the coming crisis (for that a crisis is approach
ing every thing around us seems to indicate,) and to secure the victory (which
by the blessing of God it is still in our power to do) to the cause of order, of
morality, and of religion! Let infidelity triumphand the nation is lost. Let
Christianity prevailand in all her dearest, her noblest interests, my country is
saved. Come, then, to the help of this noble Institution, Come to the help of
1 10 labourersagents who are doing, with exemplary diligence and most encou
raging success, its work. Come to the help of 230 Sunday-schools, which are
pouring the light of Divine instruction upon the opening minds of the rising
population around them. Come to the instruction of 8,500 children, who every
Sabbath are receiving the lessons of heavenly wisdom from this blessed and God
like Institution. Come, 1 beseech you, to the encouragement and aid of 540 gra
tuitous teachers, who cheerfully consecrate a portion (and that a considerable
portion too) of the Sabbath, which is every man's day of rest, to this delightful
(self-denying, but honourable) toil. Come, I say, and sustain the preaching of
the glorious Gospel to 60,000 attentive hearers, who throng around your Mission
aries every Sabbath, to bear from their lips the glad tidings of salvation and of
grace. Come, I say, to the instruction of 600,000, the amount of population in
the midst of which the labours of this Society are proceeding. I say, come to
their helpin Cornwall und in Cumberland, in Devon and in Dorset, in Durham
and in Gloucester, in Hampshire and in Hereford, in Herts and in Kent, in Lei
cester and in Lincoln, in Norfolk and Northumberland, in Oxford and in Salop,
in Somerset and in Stafford, in Suffolk and in Sussex, in Warwick and in Wilts,
and in Yorkshire ; from one end of the island to the other, through the length and
breadth of the land, which is the scene of this noble Society's labour, ' come to
the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty.'
" Go, oh ! go and receive from this willing people, go and receive from this
willing congregation, the contributions which they are anxious to lay upon the
altar of God and cast into your exhausted treasury. They will not tolerate the
ordinary mode the standing at the door with the plate or the box ; but they will
have you to go to every one, that they may cheerfully contribute of their substance
in aid of this great and glorious work."
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s. d.
COLLECTION after Sermon at Chapel-street, Soho, by the Rev.
Dr. Raffles 50 I 7


EVENING, MAY 14, 1839.

Amount of Collection in Boxes 74 13 2

Alexander, Mr. Frederick, 40, Lombard-street 2 2 0
Baynes.Mr.R 3 3 0
Reeton, Mrs. J., Bury St. Edmunds, per Rev. J. Elliott 10 0
Friend, A, being half the profit of asmallshare of a ship 15 0 0
Friends, by Mr. John Moginie 0 4 7
Friends, three, at Brigg, Lincolnshire, per Rev. C. Hyatt,
Sen 3 0 0
Friend, A 2 2 0
Gouldsmith, Edmund, Esq 10 0 0
Hankey, W. Alers, Esq., per Rev. J. J. Freeman 10 0 0
Harris, Miss, collected by, St. Alban's, per Rev. G.
Evans 5 0 0
Hembrow, Mrs., by Mr. Thompson 10 0 0
Holborn, Mr. Robert Major, by Rev. R. H. Shepherd . . 5 0 0
Johnson, Mary Ann, by Mr. Thompson 0 5 0
Ladies' Work, the Sale of, at Brigg, per Rev. C. Hyatt,
Sen 10 0
Long, Mrs., of Barnwell Park, per Mr. Nisbet 20 0 0
Moginie, Mr. John 5 0 0
Monument, Mrs., of Lynn, New Year's Cards 1 4 4
School, Sunday, Edmonton and Tottenham Missionary
Boxes, per Mr. G. Coventry 0 8 1
Sinclere, Mrs., Kingston, Somersetshire, per Rev. C.
Hyatt.Sen 0 12 0
Tbwaites, Mr., per Mr. J. Whiteley 1 1 0
96 2 0
Amount of LADIES' SALE at the Crown and Anchor 199 10 1

420 6 10
for June, 1839. 105



placed to Widow Ball's account ; and I
do most earnestly pray that it may be
Sir,On Friday, the 29th of March, responded to by every one of my be
1839, a Chapel was opened at Chaw- loved brethren connected with the
leigh, in the county of Devon, when agency of the Home Missionary So
three appropriate sermons were preach ciety.
ed by the Rev. Mr. Meadows, of South And am, &c.
Molton; by the Rev. Mr. Neill, of Thomas Sharp.
Witheridge; and by the Rev. Mr. Chumleigh,
Kent, of Barnstaple. The chapel each April 17, 1839.
time was filled with attentive hearers.
It was a high day to the poor villagers,
many of whom came from four to seven
miles to be present at that religious fes SOCIETY.
tival. The Lord was present of a This Society is formed for the pur
truth. It was the happiest day I ever pose of circulating religious tracts.
remember to have spent, for, on seeing The plan adopted is very simple, and
such a building, such an assembly, in has proved eminently successful in
such a village, on such a day, and other countries.
recognising so many whom the Lord The object proposed is to furnish
had through my feeble instrumentality every family in our country (commenc
turned from folly and sin to wisdom ing with the higher classes) with an
and holiness, I could not help, in the evangelical tract once a month ; 90,000
fulness of my heart, exclaiming, with tracts have been issued during the last
good old Simeon, " Lord, now lettest twelve months, which have been dis
thou thy servant depart," &c. The tributed chiefly amongst the nobility
chapel is 44 by 22 feet, and will seat and gentry in the metropolis.
comfortably 250 people ; cost i?167. It It is gratifying to know that they
is neat and substantial, with ground for have been in general favourably receive
burying, surrounded by a stone wall ; ed, and in some instances thankfully
so that none will accuse me of a waste acknowledged.
of public money. Subscriptions and
collections already received , 1 1 ] , leav-
ing a debt of 56 ; a small sum to a THE CORNDRAKE.
wealthy congregation, but frightful to One evening, on returning home
my poor dear people at Chawleigh ; and through some fields of mowing grass,
if not removed, will hang like a mill I stopped short on hearing the noise
stone round their necks. I have only of the corndrake. Many a time had
one resource, viz. : looking to my I listened to the corndrake, and com
blessed Master to incline the hearts of pared its noise to the creaking of a
lis people to help us in this work of thick branch in the winds, and many
faith and labour of love ; and as it is a time bad I hunted in vain to find it.
the prayer of faith, I shall, if spared But this time it seemed close at hand.
so long, anxiously turn over the pages "Just by that sprig of green sorrel,"
of the Home Missionary Magazine for said I to myself, as I tripped over the
e coming months, in expectation of grass, " I shall find it ;" but no such
having my heart cheered, and my con- thing ! when I got there, the sound
fictions strengthened, that the disciples was quite in a different direction.
of Jesus need only to be satisfied that a Still I followed the sound, and still
c<ue is really a deserving one, and they was I deceived. Now it was behind,
ore ready to respond to it, " Lord, now and then before me; now to the right
send prosperity.'' A Sabbath-school hand, and then to the left ; all of no
fill be immediately established. I beg use ; the moment I reached one place
Jo express my entire approval of a the sound was in another. Repeated
brother Missionary's Christian-like ap disappointments brought me back to
peal to his fellow-labourers on behalf of the beaten path. I did not discover
Widow Ball and children, in the last
that evening where the corndrake
Month's Magazine, and must request was, but I found out, to a certainty,
favour of our kind and mutual many places where it was not.
friend, Mr. Hanbury, to deduct from
Perhaps, reader, you may have
my coming quarter's salary l as a
been as much disappoiuted in your
"mail token of my sympathy, to be
search after happiness, as I was in my
106 Home Missionary Magazine

search after the corodrake, and per We have countless blessings to be

haps, too, like me, you have been grateful for; but the words spoken by
glad to get back again to the spot the Redeemer to his disciples were
whence yon first set out. I was led not, "In the world ye shall be happy,"
by the corndrake a long dance through but, " In the world ye shall have tri
the mowing grass, and if you are pur bulation." It will be wise, then, to
suing earthly happiness, you will be let the corndrake-happiness of the
led a long dance too. Hundreds of world deceive us no longer, whether
us have made up our minds to be we hear it afar oft', or whether it ap
happy ; we have felt sure that if we pears within our reach. Let us give
coiild do this, or get that, or obtain up the fruitless chase, and seek peace
the other, we should have little else only in Christ, confidently looking
to wish for ; but we may as well join forward to enjoy final and complete
in a chase after a corndrake, as after happiness in His presence where there
happiness in worldly things, for we is fulness of joy and pleasures for
are just as likely to catch the one as evermore.
to get possession of the other.


That pavement, damp and cold,

THE POOR MAN S DEATH-BED. No whispering courtiers tread;
(By Caroline Bowles.) One silent woman stands.
Clasping, with pale thin hands,
Tread softly !bow the head A dying head.
In reverent silence bow ! No busy murmnrs sound ;
No passing bell doth toll, An infant- wail alone
Yet an immortal soul That short, deep gaspand then
Is passing now. The parting groan.
Stranger ! how great soe'er, Oh, change ! oh, wondrous change !
With lowly reverence bow ! Burst are thy prison-bars !
There's one in that poor shed, This moment there so low
One by that wretched bed, In mortal pangsand now
Greater than thou. Beyond the stars !
Ah, change ! stupendous change t
Beneath that pauper's roof, There lies the senseless clod ;
Lo ! Death doth truss his state ; The soul from bondage breaks,
Enterno crowds attend ; The new immortal wakes
Enterno guards defend Wakes with his God.
This palace-gate.

When Goo among the sons of men
In Israel pitched his tent,
To heaven the tribes in worship then
Prayers and sweet praises sent.
But stubborn Jews ungrateful proved,
Mis laws broke oftentimes :
And angry with the race belov'd,
He punished their crimes.
When penitent they songht his face,
He Hien remember'd soon
His cov'nant with their ancient race,
And wonders he had shown.
for June, 1839. 107 we like tlietn have left tliy fold,

Thy wandering sheep restore ;
Thy mercy let us now behold,
Nor will we wander more.
Thy Salem's temple would we build,
Its riiin'd pillars raise ;
And when restored oil, be it fill'd
With its Deliverer's praise !
Chelsea, Aug. 12, 1833. S. S.

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C. F. Finney, Author of " Lectures The Redeemer's Dominion over the Invi-
on Revivals." Wightman. sible World. By John Howe, M.A.
There is much in this volume to in A reprint of a valuable work ; and to
struct and to reprove. We agree with those who cannot purchase the whole
the sentiment recorded in the introduc works of the old Divines, such portions
tion of the work, to the English reader, are most valuable.
" Let it be read with impartiality and
prayer, and it cannot fail to be profit
able." There are twenty-five lectures, Hours of Thought. By Wm. M'Combie,
and the subjects are of the first import 2nd Edition. '1 homos Ward and Co.
ance. We are glad to see a new edition of
this work. Those who have read it with
care and attention, will cheerfully com
Devout Assurance, A Sermon occasioned mend it to others. Chapter VII., on
by the lamented death of the Rev. Christian Union, is most appropriate to
James Smith, formerly of llford, the present times, and might be use
Essex ; to which are added, extracts fully circulated as a tract.
from his Diary, o)e. By Rev. George
Pritchard. Wightman. Capital Punishment : the Importance of
its Abolition. A Prize Essay. By the
An excellent and truly scriptural Rev. James Peggs, late Missionary in
discourse, from Psalm Ixxiii. 24. The India. Thomas Ward and Co.
extracts and letters are replete with
spiritual and experimental truths. The The circumstances which originated
whole is excellent, and merits the this Essay, appear in the work. Sir E.
widest circulation. The letters ad F. Bromhead, Bart., offered a premium
dressed to Christian friends are nume for the best Essay, which was awarded
rous, and exhibit the pious writer in a to the writer of this excellent book ; it
most attractive and pleasing aspect. contains much important information,
and is ably written.

The following bare been published The Way of Salvation. Bu Henry Forster
by the Keligious Tract Society : Burder, D. D. 3rd Edition. Reli
1. Die Life ofthe Rev. J. Hughes, A.M., gious Tract Society.
abridgedfrom the Memoir of Dr. Leif-
2. Pastoral Addresses. By Rev. William Ward's Library of Standard Divinity.
Marsh, A . M. The Death of Death in the Death of
3. Sober-mindedness recommended to Christ. Bu It. Mayhew, Thos. Ward
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Mr. J. Young, Brixton, Annual Mrs. Mutrie 110
Subscription to Mids. 1840 1 1 0 Mrs. Napier 0 5 0
Edward Giles, Esq., Clapham, do. 110 Mr. North 0 10 0
Peckham Auxiliary Home Missionary So- Mr. Nott's Children 0 5 0
Mr. Oldfield 1 1 0
President, Rev. W. B. Collyer, LL.D. D.D. ; Miss Peacock 0 110
Treasurer, Mr. J. Slatford ; Secretary, Mr. Mrs. Potter 1 0 0
T. Thomas. Mr. T. Powell D 0 10 6
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Mr. Reid 0 10 6 Treasurer, Mr. Edward Tindale; Secretaries,
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Miss Scarlett, per do. ... 0 7 0 Bongard, Mr A 0 10 0
Mrs. Robinson 0 10 0 Crane, Mr A 5 0 0
Mrs. Sharman, Leam Dewar, Mr A 0 10 0
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Miss E. Sharman, do. ... 0 2 6 France, Mrs A 0 10 0
Mrs. M. Sharman, Wei- Freelove, Mr A 0 10 0
linborough 0 5 0 Fisher, Mr A 0 10 0
Mrs. Smith, Greenwich, Fisher, Mrs. B A 0 10 0
per Card 110 Fisher, Mr. John ...A 0 10 0
Mr.Stott..... 0 10 6 Glynes, Mrs A 0 10 0
Mr. J. Stone 1 I 0 Hankey, W. Alers,
Mr. Slatford 0 10 0 Esq A 0 10 6
Mr. Stanes 0 10 0 Hardy, J. R. Esq. ...A 1 1 0
Mr. Stevens, Denmark- Haslett, Mr. T. C....A 0 10 6
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Sunday-school Girls 0 6 0 Hawes, Mr. Joseph A 0 10 0
Mr. W. Toller, Ketter Hawes, Mrs. JosephA 0 10 0
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Year's Subscription ... 0 10 0 Mann, Mr., per Miss
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Mr. Thomas 110 Moore, Mr A 2 2 0
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Miss Thomas 110 Monds, Mr i..A 0 10 6
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Miss West, do 10 0 Newman, Mr. B. Jun.
Do. do., Home Mis A 0 10 6
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Card 0 10 6 Taylor, Mrs., per Miss *
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Mr. W. Bishop 0 11 10 43 8 0
S 13 (i
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Less Expenses.. 1 8 0 Miss Hardie 2 6 6
Miss Hawes 3 10
Miss Jane Fuller 1 0 0
Mr. W. Rose, Spilsby, Lincolnsh., 6 7 6
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Collected by
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Miss Bourne 0 6 0 Collected by New Year's Gift Cards,
Miss Holmes 0 7 6 by-
Miss Mackinder 0 18 3 Miss Clark 0 10 6
Do 0 14 3 Mr. A. Wright 0 6 0
Mr. J. Mackinder 0 10 0 Master J. B. Fletcher 0 10 0
Miss S. Mackinder ... 0 6 0 Honor Andrews 0 17 0
Do 0 16 6 Miss Thompson 3 0 0
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Miss E. D. Newman 0 3 8 Miss Nash 0 7 6
MissE., 2 Cards 1 0 0 Miss Hardie 0 11 6
MissJ.'. 0 3 0 Mr. Crowder 1 1 0
Mrs. W.Rose :... 1 7 0 Late Miss Patrick 2 0 0
Miss S.Rhodes 0 12 0 Miss L. A. Patrick ... 2 0 0
Cards from Horncastle 2 18 0 Mr. Joseph Patrick ... 2 0 0
11 0 Miss Hoon 0 8 0
Mrs. Smith, Braintree, Essex ...D 0 10 Miss S. M. Newman 3 0 6
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Miss Brenchley 0 10 6 Mrs. Fossett 0 4 4
Miss Cole 0 2 8 Mrs. Cockman 0 4 4
Miss Smith 0 6 0 Miss Lillie 0 S 3
Miss Harvey 0 11 6 New Year's Cards
Miss Freelove 0 8 0 Miss Cockman 0 15 6
Miss Coombes 0 11 6 Miss F. Cockman...... 0 4 0
Miss Goldstone 0 9 0 Miss Gregory 0 3 6
Miss Manby 0 10 0 Miss Edge 0 1 10
Mr. Gregson 0 4 0 4 5 1
Miss M'Kenzie 0 4 0 Collected by Miss Dutton
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Mr. Page 0 8 0 Mrs. Forbes 1 1 0
Mr. Taylor 0 5 0 A Friend D 1 0 0
Mr. Holesworth 0 7 0 Mr. Williams 0 10 0
31 18 8 Mrs. Willthew 0 10 0
Mr. Madgewick 0 10 0
81 14 2 Mr. Parkinson 0 10 0
Latimer Chapel, Rer. It. Saunders Mrs. Sarjant 0 8 0
A 0 10 0 Mr. Cowderoy 0 5 0
Mr. Green 0 5 0
! 4 2 Mr. Pincott 0 5 0
Rev. M. Castleden, Woburn, Beds. Miss H.Swan 0 5 0
Collected by New Year's Cards, Miss M. A. Brooks ... 0 5 0
by Miss Clayton and Friends ... 12 0 A Friend D 0 5 0
Mr. John Whiteley, Sub Mr. Stringer 0 2 6
scription, 2 Years 2 2 0 New Year's Gift Card-
Mrs. Storey, per Mr. Miss Jackson 0 19 6
Whiteley 0 5 0 8 2 0
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Mary Dawson (servant) A 1 Mrs. Kyd 0 6 4
Mr. Lord D 0 Miss Underwood 0 8 8
Miss Lord D 0 Mrs. Stevens 0 6 0
Miss M. Hall, Clapham Road-place, Miss Manton 0 16
per produce of Missionary Box... 2 Miss Fuller 0 6 0
Miss Monement, Lynn, Norfolk, Missionary Box 0 4 2
collected by her S New Year's Card
Rev. L. Hall and Friends, Poyle, Miss Priddle 0 2 0
Middlesex 1 . 1 14 8
Mr. J. C. Evans, Pimlico, Annual Collected by Miss Tudor
Subscription to Mids. 1840 0 Miss Bird 0 2 0
Paddington Chapel Sunday-school Mr. Matthews 0 4 0
Teachers' Auxiliary, per Mr. Mr. Bailey 0 4 4
Tudor : Mr. Dallimore 0 4 0
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Mrs. Jones 0 5 0 Mrs. Ball 0 2 6
Mrs. Furley 0 Mr. Pettingell 1 1 0
Mrs. Treadwell 0 Mi. Tudor 0 10 0
Mrs. Bailey 0 Mr. Guy 0 10 0
MissBaker 0 Mr. Dexter 0 6 0
Miss Morris 0 New Year's Gift Card
Miss Morant 0 Lewis, Esq 5 5 0
Mr. Parkinson 0 10 8 11 10
Mr. Bailey r 0 10
Mr. Osborn 0 6
Mr. Crowll 0 30 12 7
Mr. Fergusson 0 Ladies' West London Home Missionary As
Mr. Baker 0 sociation, to March 25, 1839, viz. :
Mr. Blake 0 Mrs. Benham 10 0
Mr. H. Morant 0 Miss Benham 0 10 0
Miss Dyer 0 Mrs. Bill 0 10 0
Master A. Morant 0 Miss Chesterman 0 10 0
Master G. Morant ... 0 Mrs. Davidson 0 10 0
Mrs. H. Bailey 0 Miss Dyer 0 10 0
New Year's Cards Mrs. Fletcher 1 0 0
Mrs. Murray 0 6 0 Master Fletcher 0 5 0
Do do 0 2 0 Mrs. W. Francis 0 10 0
Mr. Gomm 0 10 0
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Mrs. T. Mrs. Lane 0 10 0
Mrs. Hall Mr. Lackyen 110
Miss Morrison .... Mrs.Lackyen 0 10 0
Elizabeth Mrs. Springall 110
New Year's Cards. Mrs. Stanley 0 10 6
Mrs. Orders ... 0 9 0 Mr. Redmayne 1 1 0
Mrs. Rant 0 10 0
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Miss Guy 0 10 0 Mr. Tiercelin 0 10 0
Miss Maguire 0 4 0 Subscriptions under 10s. 0 12.6
Mr Murray 0 5 0 12 19 0
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Balance of Last Year's Account, Miss Blount 0 2 6
1838 4 12 0 Mr. Bruce 0 16 0
Miss Ebben 0 14 6
17 11 0 Mr. Hadrill 0 10 0
Collection- after two Sermons in Mr. Jennings 0 10 0
Hanover Chapel, Peckham, by Mr. King 0 5 0
the Rev. Dr. Wardlaw, of Glas Mr. S. E. Starling ... 116
gow, on Sunday the 12th of May 45 19 6 Miss Townsend 0 7 0
Additional Subscriptions Mrs. Howard, per Mrs.
Mr. Westley 1 0 " Gibbs 0 10 0
Miss Pinchbeck 1 (l Miss Puller 0 8 0
Mr. Nott's Children... o s Mr. Sim 1 0 0
Mr. Apsley Pellatt ... 0 10 Missionary Box 0 5 0
48 14 6 Miss Harris 0 15 2
Rev. J. Green, Uppingham, Rut Mr. T. Baker, per Mr.
landshire, per Annual Subscrip Lack 0 5 6
tions, &c, viz. : Mr. Brown 0 12 6
T. G. Parker, Esq. ... 10 10 0 Mr. Howe 0 5 0
Mr. Thomas Spring- 8 12 8
thorpe 110
Rev. J. Green 0 10 6 36 5 2
Mr. G.Kemp 0 10 6 Wymondham, Norfolk, Mr. J. A.
Mr. B.Hopkins. 0 10 0 Nash:
Mrs. B. Hopkins 0 7 0 New Year's Gift Cards
Mr. W. Hopkins, Jun. 0 10 A 0 14 9
Mr. T. Laxton 0 5 Cadywoold, Miss Eliza 0 9 7
Mr. T.Godfrey 0 5 0 Fayers, Miss 0 14 8
Mr. J. Sculthorpe 0 5 0 Nash, Mrs 0 6 0
Miss Hill, Missionary Nash, J. A., Jun 1 1 0
Box 2 8 7 Nash, Alfred 0 14 0
Mrs. Kemp, do 0 13 0 School Children, by
Miss Hill, New Year's Mrs. Dannock 0 2 0
Card 0 12 6 4 2 0
Miss Lax- Royston Auxiliary, Herts, per Mr.
ton, do. 0 16 0 J. Baker, Treasurer :
1 8 6 New Year's Cards, per
18 19 1 Miss Hopkins 10 6
Rev. Joseph Dear, Great A Friend 0 6 4
Easton, Leicestershire, Thomas Raker 0 5 0
per Rev. 3. Green, of Mrs. S. Luke 0 3 6
Uppingham, viz. :
Collection after a Ser 1 15 4
mon by the Rev. J. Various Subscriptions
Green 1 13 4 and Donations 5- 6 10
By New Year's Cards . 722
GreatEaston 116 M. H., " Bath Post"
Rockingham 0 3 6 For Widow Ball 3 0 0
Cottingham 0 9 1 For Chumleigh Chapel 3 0 0
Great Oak For other most needy
ley 0 10 0 cases 4 0 0
Bringhurst 0 2 1 10 0 0
Caldecot ... 0 5 6 Rev. G. Hewlett and Friends,
2 11 8 Lutterworth 5 0 0
Rev. A. Salt, Birmingham, from
Miss S. N. Dickinson, Walworth, Mrs. Glover and Miss Mansfield,
collection made among a few for Mr. Hargieave's Station, half
Friends 3 13 for purchase of Bibles ami Tes
Miss Martin, Chelsea, Missionary taments, and half for sick and
Box _ 0 6 aged poor 5 0 0
Miss Ash, do. do .'".'".'.'." 0 7 Charles, Esq., per Treasurer,
Miss Monement, of Lynn, Norfolk, Life Subscriber 10 10 0
per New Year's Gift Cards, Clapham Mission Aid Society, Rev.
viz. 1 Mr. Brown's, per T. Phillips,
Collected by- Esq 10 0 0
Miss Monement, Lynn 0 6 0 Mr. Leonard, of Harpenden, Herts,
Miss Monro 0 4 0 to Lady Day, being his moiety
Miss A. M. Plowright 0 8 10 of contributions pledged 6 5 0
MissS. Paul 0 5 6 Rev. T. Stratten, Hull, Balance
1 4 4 to Lady Day 87 10 0
Rev. Thomas Aveling for the Yorkshire North Riding Auxiliary,
Widow Ball, viz. : J. T. Holt, Esq., Trea
W. Dudley, Esq., Nel- surer 106 11 10
Bon-terrace, Newing- Rev. J. C. Potter, Se
ton 2 0 cretary, Whitby 50 0 0
James Taylor, Esq. ... 1 0 A Friend, per Rev. J.
Mrs. James Taylor ... 1 0 C. Potter D 10 0 0
Mrs. Masters, New- 166 11 10
ington-green 0 10
4 10 0 Mrs. Petty's Legacy, per J. D.
North East London Auxiliary. Hine, Esq., EUminster, less duty,
New Year's Gift Cards, collected 5 ......;. 45 0 0
by Mr. Ebben 27 12 6 Rev. W. R. Parkyn, Bridgewater,
Subscriptions : Somersetshire, for Knowle Sta
Miss Anderton 0 5 0 tion 1 " '
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t. d.
Hev. T. Wayne, Kitchin, for Puck- Collected by Miss E. Wood 1 1 2
eridge Station 20 0 0 Moore, John, Esq 5 0 0
Buckingham Chapel Auxiliary, Dunn, Mrs. E. A. and Friends,
Rev. E. A. Dunn, President. produce of Ladies' Sale, paid last
Collected after Sermons, by Rev. May 34 9 6
E. A. Dunn and Dr. Henderson 14 5 10
Collected by Mr. Arnum 69 1 4
Mr. Matthias Fleming 0 10 0 Bristol Auxiliary :
Friends 0 8 0 An order from J. Robert
son, Esq., Treasurer... 19 9 5
Collected by Miss M. G. Dunn Per H. O. Wills, Esq... 21 1 0
Baker, Mr. B. P 0 10 0 40 10
Olivers, Mrs 0 S 0 North East London Auxiliary, per
Cadbury, Mrs 0 10 6 G. Clarke, Esq., Treasurer 36
Dunn, Rev. E. A 1 1 0 W. Col lard, Esq., for Witheridge
Dunn, Mrs. E. A 0 10 6 Station, Somersetshire 10
Dunn, Miss M. G. ... 0 5 0 Wheathampstead Station, per Mr.
Missionary Box 0 5 9 Davis, Missionary 6
Moore, Miss 0 4 4 " Christiana," per Rev.j E. A.
Moore, Miss 10 0 Dunn :
Moore, Miss S 1 0 0 For the general pur
Sharpe, Miss 0 10 0 poses of the Society. ,:_ 15 0 0
Strange, Mr. W. H. ... 110 For the purchase of
Strange, Mr. James... 110 Sunday-school Re
Wilkinson, Mr., Sen. 2 0 0 ward Books 5 0 0.

Collected by Miss Tuck- Warwickshire Auxiliary, on ac

Coward, Mrs 0 5 0 count, per Rev. R. M. Miller ...
Friends 3 1 9 Rev. T. Lewis, Islington, for Widow
Ball _

The Directors beg to thank Mrs. Kirkwood, of Brick-lane, Old-street, St.
Luke's, for a quantity of unbound numbers of Magazines, &c. Also, Mr.
John Moginie, for 26 volumes of books for the Missionaries. Also, a Friend,
for 6 drawings, presented to the Ladies' Sale. Also, " Christiana," for a par
cel of books for the Missionaries.
The Rev. W. Palmer, of Puckeridge, desires very gratefully to acknow
ledge the receipt of a bundle of clothing for the Children of the poor on his
station, from the Ladies of the Home Missionary Dorcas Society.
Thanks to the Religious Tract Society for a parcel of Tracts from Mr. Hill,
Snodland, Kent.
The Rev. James Hargreaves acknowledges with sincere thankfulness, the
receipt of a bundle of clothing from the Ladies of the Dorcas Home Mission
ary Society. The usefulness of such helps to the Missionary and his poor
flock cannot be told.

The Directors of the Home Missionary Society beg to inform the
friends of the Society in town and country, that the Secretary, the
Rev. E. A. Dunn, or some responsible person, will be in attend
ance at the Society's Rooms, 11, Chatham-place, daily, from 10 to
3 o'clock.
All Letters are to be addressed to the Rev. E. A. Dunn, Secre
tary, and orders for payment in London may be directed to be paid
to his order.
1 1 , Chatham Place, Blackfriars,
June 1, 1839.

W. Tyler, Printer, 5, Bolt-court, London.

U}o\m Mi&zionav)} JWagajtne,
JULY, 1839.


An old friend of mine, now in work may be done successfully, but
heaven, used to say, " I like outdoor the knowledge of that success is more
preaching, it perfumes the air ;" and frequently left to be unfolded in eter
I think we may say village preaching nity. Rejoice, Home Missionary, for
perfumes the villages. Certain it is, if it is often peculiarly yours to go
that without those labours that usu forth " weeping, and bearing precious
ally bear this name, many of our rural seed," it is also peculiarly yonrs to
districts would never have enjoyed return, bringing your sheaves with
the fragrance of the "Rose of Sharon." yon. You enjoy much of the bat vest
My first labours commenced in vil in this world. Such joy is not in
lages. Other fields were open to me, deed yours exclusively ; it would be
but these were my choice. Let me sad for the ministers of the Gospel in
recommend it from experience, as a general, if it were ; but while en
good one, and peculiarly valuable for larged fields of labour often present
the young preacher. It is like walk difficulties to our seeing tbe fruit of
ing the hospitals, to a young surgeon ; our labours; and while those accus
it brings him acquainted with a va tomed to the Gospel often disappoint
riety of cases which he would not ottr'hopes in their cultivation, ' having
otherwise know. It introduces htm the form of godliness without the
into practice, and gives him a free power,' the simple-hearted tenant of
dom of utterance. It teaches him the the village or hamlet, receives not ths
necessity of simplicity in his preach grace of God " in vain," and with ful
ing ; that his speech and bis preach ness of heart and simplicity of spirit,
ing 'should not be in the enticing he cheers the village-labourer by
words of man's wisdom ;' and it brings fearlessly declaring what the Lord
him so closely into contact with the hath done for his soul.
poor, that he ever after thinks of We have often heard of the diffi
them in his discourses, and bears them culties of village-preaching, and when
upon his heart. Here the young I began, I expected to face many
preacher is encouraged. He meets dangers; but I never recollect having
with those who are truly inquiring suffered any insult. I much suspect
after the way to Zion. He is heard that a great deal of this lias arisen
with respect and attention. He is out of imprudent zeal. I have been
not harassed by the criticisms of the threatened, but never persecuted. I
learned, or the fastidious remarks of usually obtained suitable introduc
those who deem themselves theologi tions through some pions or well-
cally wise. There is no danger of his meaningpeople of neighbou ring towns.
being made an offender fora word. The I always evidently threw myself on
usual inquiry is, " What shall I do to the generosity of my auditors. I en
be saved 1" Ob, how interesting the deavoured to win them by the most
question; how sweet the feelings of tender prayers for their welfare ;
the mind in returning the plain and never pointing them out as exclu
simple answer, " Believe on the Lord sively to be prayed for, as ignorant
Jesus Christ, and thou sbalt be saved." and wretched. I exhibited the ut
And then to see, and know, in this most urbanity of conduct, and avoided
little field of labour, that our labours in my discourses needless offensive
>fe " not in vain in the Lord," gives expressions ; yet never scrupled to
us a joy of heart which no pen can declare tbe whole truth as it respect
express, while In larger spheres the ed faitb and repentance, the ruin
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and the recovery of man. I felt no go to all the inhabitants and egg them
scruple in going along with the Es on to pelt me if I dnrst again make
tablished Church, to which they had my appearance. A sturdy man of my
been accustomed, wherever I could congregation engaged to guard me,
accompany her, and found the more with several others ; and as my wife
favourable reception for using her resolved to go and stand by my side,
collects, and other portions, as they she said, "They must be ruffians in
would slide into my prayers or my deed who would assault me then." At
sermons. By these and other similar the appointed time we marched for
means, I was always heard with re ward in grand array, horse and foot,
spect, and I trust not in vain. I have and a poor man informed us that,
preached in the barn, and in the field ; since we could not be accommodated
in the market-place, and on the green; on the farmer's premises, be would
in the Assembly-room, and the Inn- do so. " I have got a comfortable
parlour ; on the highway, and the by little close," said he, "and my little
way ; in the cottage, and in the cha crop is cut down, so that you can do
pel ; but while I have been opposed, no harm, and I have nothing of any
I have never been insulted. I have importance for the Rector to tithe ;
heard of others, at the same time, and so you are welcome to preach on my
in the same neighbourhoods, who have ground at any time." The spot was
been most shamefully used ; but it pleasant and convenient, and the op
never fell to my lot, and if it had, it position of the Rector only served to
would not have been my duty to increase the number of my hearers.
shun it ; but from the reasons I have The churchwarden's threats were all
named, I probably avoided much that in vain, for the reply they received
the rash declaimer, who seemed to in delivering the Rector's message
court persecution, might be called to was, " If you pelt the preacher, we
endure. There is such a proverb as, will pelt you." During the service
'I wisdom dwell with prudence;' the lacquey of the Rector tried to
and the Home Missionary may often make a disturbance, but the people
usefully reduce it to practice. quietly tossed him over the hedge,
I am sorry to be obliged to say that and sent him home to his master.
the most bitter persecutors I ever The people of this village had sense
met with, were the clergy ; but I enough to appreciate my disinterested
must add, that these were exceptions ness, and remarked, " He takes the
rather than rules to guide the village- trouble to come to ns poor villagers
preacher. In one instance, I met for nothing, which is more than Mr.
with a most determined adversary K would do." " We seek not
in the Rector of the parish, but I yours, but you," is an argument which
was enabled fearlessly to pursue my tells well among those who are too
course. I began my preaching in the familiar with such as practise the re
open air, and a farmer, for more con verse of this rule.
venient accommodation, offered me On another occasion I preached in
the use of a pleasant field. The next the parlour of an inn. It was soon
time I was announced to preach, he crowded with respectable people, for
commanded the farmer to allow me the village was large, and I had to
the use of that field no more, that I take my stand by the windows and
might not disturb the peaceable vil preach to the crowd both within and
lage. The farmer consented, but sent without. The number of hearers
me word that though he could not baffled all efforts to supply them with
lend me his field, he would let me chairs for seats, but they were more
have a barn. This was better, and conveniently accommodated. A mi
there I preached, as before, to per litary officer was quartered at the
haps 300 or 400 hearers. Mortified Inn, and the baggage of a number of
at this evasion of the farmer, he then his soldiers was piled up in the par
threatened him with taking tiihe in lour. Half an hour before the ser
kind, if he allowed me to preach any vice, I had arrived, and took my seat
where on his premises. I prepared near the window. After a little while
to preach again on any spot that might the officer observed, that there was
he the most favourable. In the in to be preaching there that evening,
terval, however, several of the vil and having previously bad some in
lagers waited upon me, and warned terchange of sociable conversation,
me of my danger if I again ventured, he was taken by surprise, when he
for they assured me that the Rector found that he had been conversing
had ordered the churchwardens to with the preacher. " Perhaps, Sir,
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said he, " I can be of some service to walls of the prison as I and my friend
you; (his baggage, as it is, will only had previously done, I received per
block up the room, but if you would mission to enter among the throng.
like it, I will call in my men, and in a It was like preaching in the heart of
few minutes the whole shall be ar a trading city, bearing something of
ranged in order, to serve for seats the aspect of a Wapping. Prior to en
for the congregation." The offer was tering, the governor prepared a mili
readily accepted, and the officer re tary guard to attend me. This I in
mained at my elbow, one of the most stantly declined, for I felt assured
attentive of my hearers. As disin- that there was nothing like the dis
teiestedness served me in the former play of confidence on snch an occa
case, so a friendly, social disposition, sion. I plunged into the centre of
served me in this instance. I after the heedless throng, arrayed in gown
wards opened an excellent chapel in and band, so that all might know me,
this village, and I believe that to this and, attended only by the deputy-
day it has a stated minister. governor, who, I believe, then left
I recollect another anecdote of me alone among the thousands of
some facts, which occurred in another foreigners. A pulpit was provided,
part of the kingdom. I went to preach formed of two lofty barrels, with a
in the centre of a small village or ham plank laid across. On this uncertain
let, where I think my station was in foundation I had to trust myself
the farm-yard. A thick hedge en amidst a throng of frolicsome sailors
circled one part near where 1 stood, and soldiers of all grades. I looked
and I afterwards learnt, that, con up at my elevated pulpit, but there
cealed in this hedge, was the clergy were no steps to ascend; however, a
man who bore the appropriate name Frenchman's quick perception and
of A est. This gentleman was evidently invention soon removed the difficulty,
a man of great discrimination in theo for, one of them dropping on one
logical matters, for his remark, on knee, while he firmly fixed the other,
hearing it said that I was a Gospel and raised an arm to serve as a rail
preacher, was, " No, he is not a Gos to the step, instantly mounted me
pel-preacher, he is only an epistle amidst my auditory. I prayed, and
preacher." I had taken my text out I preached, attended, indeed, by a
of the Epistles ! The addenda to this diminishing congregation ; but a large
anecdote are very agreeable. I dis number remained to the last, and
tributed a number of tracts on the when any of their comrades approach
occasion, and was gratified to learn ed, making the least noise, they im
that, when I bad finished preaching, mediately drove them away. The go
a blacksmith who was, I think, the vernor was surprised at my reception,
chief scholar of the village, mounted for he had kept the guard concealed
a horse-block, and published the con ready to assist me, had the least com
tents of my tracts to many eagerly motion taken place ; and the thanks
listening hearers. This anecdote shows and attention of the hearers then and
the utility of village preaching for afterwards, showed me that in similar
awakening the attention, and the utility circumstances much may be done by
of iracts to follow up preaching. trusting ourselves to the care of Pro
I am reminded by the writer of vidence, and exhibiting the fullest
the article on " Village Preaching, confidence in our hearers.
No. III.," of a sphere of action in This last anecdote, though not re
which we were joint labourers. From lating to a village, may, therefore,
some unavoidable circumstances, the nevertheless be usefully improved by
labour in that sphere devolved for a village preacher.
some time upon myself. During that
Camberwell. I. C.
period, instead of preaching on the


INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF A the attendance has been better
lately, and the scholars are improving.
YOUNG MAN. I have been much interested in vi
The Sabbath-school is looking up siting a sick youth, aged seventeen.
i 2
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It appears that his mind was seri cannot employ language more suit
ously impressed about three years ago, able to express the grateful emotions
by a sermon preached at the Mission of my heart respecting God's kind ap
chapel ; (but not by me,) and lor probation and blessing, than that used
some time he continued to pay atten by the prophet, " I will mention the
tion to religious duties, but gradually loving-kindnesses of the Lord, and
relaxed in their observation, till he the praises of the Lord, according to
was nigh falling into the gulf of athe all that the Lord hath bestowed on
ism ; in this slate of mind it pleased bs." In external appearance we may
God seriously to afflict him. For some be low and despised, for I cannot
time he hardened himself against this boast of the erection of commodious
dispensation, but at last became places for the public worship of God,
humbled, and was brought back to nor of numerous congregations; for
God ; he is now, I trust, a true peni we are, comparatively, a little flock,
tent, and an humble believer ; grate but " who hath despised the day of
ful to God tor his affliction, esteeming small things 1" that God has not, ap
it amongst his choicest mercies, and pears evident in vouchsafing his pre
relying only upon the atonement and sence and blessing.
righteousness of the Saviour for his The general attendance of the peo
acceptance. ple at the public services is very en
couraging, and the leaven seems to
spread, till the whole be leavened.
PERSEVERANCE IN THE CAUSE OF One pleasing instance I will relate,
HOME MISSIONS A NEW CHA concerning a female, lately deceased,
who had been a constant attendant
on the preaching of the word in one
Since my last journal left, I have of the villages 1 visit. Of her, it may
been busily engaged in the great work be truly said, that she was a living
of disseminating scriptural know epistle written by the finger of God,
ledge. My health has suffered from seen and read by all men. She was,
heavy colds, but amidstall these little through grace, enabled to adorn the
binderances, my mind was never more doctrines of God as contained in the
impressed with the full conviction of Gospel, in all things, in the family,
the importance of my labours, and of the world, and the church ; in her the
my ceaseless responsibility to God. grace of God was seen in a remark
My station here is putting forth some able manner, more so in severe suf
.pleasing indications of good. I have fering : she highly appreciated the
obtained a room in W , one mile privilege of having a servant of Christ
and a half further from home than near her to impart instruction and
the one we had previously. consolation. By faith she rose above
In T things are very pro her sufferings, confident that her light
mising; a good congregation, and affliction, which was but for a mo
much attention. I have opened a ment, was working for her a far more
room in W , (having lost the for exceeding and eternal weight of
mer) four and a half miles from this. glory. A few days previous to her
Our cliapel is to be opened on the dissolution, she desired me, after her
20th instant. May the Divine bless death, to preach a sermon that might
ing be with us. It is a neat building. perhaps prove beneficial to her hus
O that it may be a lamp of salvation band and children, whose salvation
to this vicinity ! On the whole this is lay near her heart. Then she said,
my conviction, that the word of the " If yon please, Sir, I will choose the
Gospel which I preach is being at text;" to which I consented, when
tended with a blessing, and, as a ne she said, " ' The eternal God is thy
cessary concomitant, the Prince of refuge, and underneath are the ever
darkness is stirring. A little opposi lasting arms;' " this," she added, " is
tion always gives an edge to my en all my salvationthis is my experi
ergies. My cause is the cause of ho ence." In this faith she departed. I
liness, and of God. complied with her request, in deliver
ing a discourse founded on the fore-
mentioned text, to a numerous as
GREAT ENCOURAGEMENT UPON A sembly, convened at the Methodist
HOME MISSION STATION PLEAS Chapel, which was kindly lent for
ING ACCOUNT OF THE DEATH the occasion. I have reason to hope
that this instance will be like bread
cast upon the waters, seen after many
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for July, 1839. 117

DEVOTION TO MISSIONARY SER on my visiting him last Saturday, at

K , appeared truly sensible of his
state, said that he felt himself a vile
ED ON ONE STATION GRANT sinner, &c. I endeavoured to point
OF BOOKS FROM THE SUNDAY- him to Christ, as the only Saviour.
SCHOOL UNION. He listened with great attention, ex
pressed a desire to look to him, when
Time admonishes me to send yon I assured him that if, under a feeling
another journal of my proceedings sense of need, he could but go to
for the past quarter, on this station. Jesus and cry for mercy, he need not
Through a kind and gracious Provi doubt of success, because Christ de
dence I have been so preserved and clares, " Him that cometh unto me, I
strengthened, that though I have had will in no wise cast out." May the
personal and relative affliction, (my Holy Spirit enable him so to approach
son being again under the doctor's the Saviour, as to rest entirely upon
hand,) yet I have been enabled to him, and then it will be bis happiness
dicharge the duties devolving upon to be saved with an everlasting salva
me; and with my preaching engage tion.
ments, distribution of tracts, and vi You will be pleased to hear that,
siting the sick and dying, my time through the kindness of the Sunday
has been wholly occupied, and I can School Union sending me a small
truly say, that my whole desire and grant of books, I have now establish
delight is, to spend and be spent in ed a Sabbath-school at Tor Cross ; at
the service of Christ. My villages present I have admitted nearly fifty
(eight in number) still continue to children, and I believe we should
wear an encouraging aspect, the at have had a much greater number,
tendance, generally, is good ; the only many of the parents being very
rooms are frequently crowded, and poor, are not able to provide their
the people express many thanks for children with decent clothes, and
my coming to proclaim the Gospel therefore do not like to let them come ;
among them. My only prayer is, that and I know this circumstance keeps
the word preached may prove the many adult persons from coming to
power of God to their eternal salva hear the word, for they have told me
tion. The Lord, I trust, is blessing that they are ashamed to come in
my feeble efforts to promote his glory, their working-clothes, and that they
for, in my visits to the people, many are not able to provide any better.
have expressed that they have found Would any kind friends, through the
it good to come and hear the word ; medium of your Magazine, send a
and some who were not in the habit supply of left-off clothes ? I am sure
of going to any place of worship, now they would be gratefully received,
appear to be under a concern for and our school and chapel would be
their souls. One man in particular, better attended.


HIE UNHAPPY MARRIAGE. unfortunately became acquainted with

a man who was not either of very
In one of the villages comprised in sober or industrious habits. He, how
a Home Missionary station, lived a ever, contrived to ingratiate himself
joung woman of respectable family, into the favour of my neighbour
of decent appearance, of modest de Mary, and unhappily gained her af
meanor, of industrious habits, and of fection and confidence, to such a de
morally good conduct; who had care- gree, that he actually prevailed upon
billy laid up the noble sum of one her to leave the paternal abode with
hundred pounds in the Savings'- bank him ; and they went, and were mar
in tiiis county. She was occasionally ried clandestinely. " Marriage is ho
> hearer of mine, and, living in the nourable in all;" and therefore this
name neighbourhood, gave me very first step of Mary's, to be married
reqnent opportunities of knowing secretly, is to be condemned. Let
and marking her deportment. She joung people beware of the first step
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to min ; for the way of sin is down feebled her, that she could not move
hill. Havir.g no home prepared for across the room without assistance ;
her reception as his wife, they were and her voice, once soft, and sweet,
compelled to occupy ready-furnished and musical, was now hoarse and hol
lodgings ; and they took them in a low as the very echo, as the tomb it
village public-house, a few miles dis self. I stood aghast ! A thrill of as-
tant. Mary and her husband by this tonishmentinstanlaneously came over
time had taken a few journeys to the me as 1 looked at her ; and had I not
Savings'- bank, anil thus lowered their been well acquainted with her coun
amount of stock ; while he was to be tenance and previous history, I never
seen every day dressed in his best could have supposed that an altera
attire, not deigning any longer to de tion so wonderful, and so compara
mean himself to work. In a very few tively recent, could have taken place
months, alas ! as might reasonably be upon the human frame. I read and
expected, their little fund became prayed with her. She thanked me
completely exhausted. To work, he for my kindness, and begged I would
was compelled very reluctantly to re- shortly come again. The effort in
torn. The wife was now confined listening to my reading and prayer
with her first-born child ; and not seemed almost too much for her ex
affording to have suitable attendance hausted feeble frame to sustain. After
and suitable nourishment at that pe paying her two more visits, she pre
culiarly critical period, she took cold, maturely sank into the cold embrace
the cold seized upon her lungs, so of death. Of course, I can say but
that instead of being able to attend little as to the state of her mind. She
upon her poor innocent helpless babe, cried for pardoning mercy, and a
she required some one constantly to mercifully compassionate Saviour, I
attend and wait upon her :but, alas ! fondly hope, suffered not her cry to
their finances would no longer admit ascend in vain. Oh ! what highly im
of it. It pleased Almighty God to portant lessons this deeply affecting
take the dear babe to himself, remov narrative should impress upon all our
ing it from this sinful, miserable minds. Ought we not to be exceed
world, to a peaceful aud happier ingly careful of our company, "for
home above the skies. The mother one sinner destroyeth much good"
still continued so ill, that she was and especially one whom we are
quite incapacitated to attend to her about to select as our companion
little domestic concerns. Her hus through life? If Mary had married
band, naturally ill-tempered, became a sober, industrious, religious man,
much more so; having an afflicted, with her one hundred pounds, they
helpless wife, completely exhausted both might now have been living in
funds, and a miserable home, ren credit, respectability, and comlort.
dered more so by his imprudencies Ought we not, in matters so vastly
and idleness. He sought comfort, important, respecifully to consult our
therefore, in a village ale-house, and beloved parents? Who so likely to
so much neglected his afflicted part counsel us for our true welfare, as
ner, and forsook his home, that had they who have proved the sincerity of
it not been for the kindness and at their affection for us by what they
tention of her relatives, I very much have already done for us since we
fear she would have perished for came into being? And, above all
want. Mary at length was brought things, ought we not to make the sal
again under the same rooffrom which, vation of our souls our chief concern t
less than eighteen months before, she " For what is a man profited, if he
had so unhandsomely departed, to shall gain the whole world, and lose
the great grief and anxieiy ef aged his own soul ?" We shall most as
parents and other relatives. Hearing suredly and undoubtedly find, that
that she had returned to her parents' " godliness is profitable for all things :
home, and that she was in alarmingly having the promise of the life which
afflictive circumstances, I conceived now is, as well as of that which is to
it to be my bounden dnty to visit come." Oh, that young persons, and
her, and I immediately did so. But, especially professedly religious young
oh ! what a contrast in her appear pe^ons, would ever bear in mind the
ance ! Instead of the glow or health Apostle's exhortation, " Be ye not
that formerly appeared on her cheek, unequally yoked together with unbe
it wore a hue deadly pale ; instead of lievers." L.
the upright position, and the firm,
nimble step, affliction had so en
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ing the words as a motto, made two
particular observations,
On Wednesday, April 3rd, the I. This is the time, if ever there
Dorset County Association held their was a time, when the co-operation of
Half-yearly meeting at Weymouth, the church is necessary to render the
when the Rev. Mr. Bod well, A.M., ministry efficient.
from America, was ordained to the II. He would notice some of the
pastorate over the church and con means which might be advantage
gregation in St. Nicholas-street, (late ously employed for this purpose.
the charge of the Rev. Mr. Crump, The rev. preacher urged upon his
now Chaplain at Mill-hill School.) The hearers, in strong and striking lan
introductory sermon was preached on guage, the importance of earnest and
Tuesday evening, by the Kev. Mr. united prayers for the outpouring of
Porter, of Wareham, from Nehem. vi. the Holy Spirit. May ministers and
3, " I am doing a great work," &c. people be much more deeply im
The members of Mr. Bod well's church pressed with the necessity of attend
met in the vestry at six o'clock on ing to this counsel than we have ever
Wednesday morning, to implore the yet been ; and soon the sister-spirits
Divine blessing upon the union about of Antichrist and Infidelity now as
to be formed. At seven o'clock about siduously and craftily seeking the oc
200 persons sat down to the annual cupancy of our pulpits and our villages,
breakfast of the County Sunday-school shall he crushed, and blasted, and de
Union. John Brown, Esq., Secretary stroyed.
to the Union, read an admirable essay
appended to the Report on Sabbath-
school Education, which is to be EXTRACT FROM A LETTER AD
printed with the Report. Several DRESSED BY A HOME MISSION
ministers spoke on the subject of Sab
bath-school instruction. At half-past ARY TO THE SECRETARY.
ten o'clock the ordination service " Since I bad the pleasure of seeing
commenced, and was, throughout, yon in London, it has pleased our
most interesting and devotional. The heavenly Father to bring me into
Rev. J. Anderson, of Dorchester, read deep waters. The evening after I left
and prayed. The Rev. A. M. Brown, your house, my son, who was just re
M.A., of Poole, preached from 1 turned from Lewisham, was taken ill,
Tim. iii. 15, "The Church of the and 1 was detained several days at
living God." The Rev. Mr. Evans, the house of my esteemed and bene
of Shaftesbury, asked the questions. volent friend, Mr. T. Whiteley. Im
The Rev. Mr. Bishop, of Beaminster, mediately after we arrived home, the
offered the prayer. And the Rev. T. poor boy was laid up again in an in
Durant, of Poole, gave the charge flammation of the lungs ; and in less
from"Make full proof of thy mi than a fortnight after, no less than
nistry." The address of this much five of my family were placed under
revered minister was full of kind, ju medical care. My youngest son, who
dicious, and practical admonition. had the scarlet fever, followed by the
Mr. Bodwell, in answering the ques croup, fell under the stroke of death ;
tions put to him, made one statement he expired on the 15th of February,
with which we were much struck; it in the arms of his now-sainted sister,
was this" In the colleges in Ame who was then sufficiently recovered
rica, when a student becomes decided to afford him some little assistance in
in religion, lie is expected to devote his combat with the last enemy. The
himself to the ministry, or give a sa other branches were raised up, but
tisfactory reason for declining it." iny dear daughter continued to sink
The state of things in our own be from that time, till she sank also into
loved country, how different from this! the arms of her dear and adored Re
After the ordination service, the deemer. She suffered much during
ministers and friends dined together the last fortnight ; her pain, which
to the number of about sixty. There was chietiy in the head, was of the
were present twenty-one ministers most distressing description. I was
of the comity, and several inlluen- so anxious to obtain some relief for
tial laymen. In the evening, the her, if it were only a palliation of her
Uev. Richard Keynes, of Blandford, sufferings, that 1 had two surgeons
preached a very impressive sermon to and a physician, but all to no pur
the people, from" Strive together pose; she departed this life on the
with me." The rev. gentleman tak 7th of May, 1S39, in the twenty-third
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year of her age, after suffering from by the civil, and then by the military
a complication of diseases, a term of officers, lifting their folded hands as
seven years. She was considered one high as their breasts, and then slowly
of the most interesting young women letting them down again. One of the
in the neighbourhood, remarkably in attendants then pointed to two chairs
telligent, and yet unaffected ; of re and tables, provided with red cushions
tiring habits, and truly devoted lo and coverings, a little to the left of
(oil and his cause. I feel that 1 have the Mandarins, on which we sat down.
lost another of my most valuable aux The civil Mandarin was the chief
iliaries, as well as an affectionate and speaker, and began the conference
lively, and, I may add, beautiful by asking our names and surnames,
chilil. A great sensation has been places of birth, date of leaving Can
created in the immediate neighbour ton, the ports at which we had touch
hood, the village was a complete Bo- ed ; and, finally, our business. To all
chini for some days ; 1 hope her last these queries we gave suitable an
addresses to those who visited her, swers, adding, that our object was to
will tell on the characters and future do good by spreading religious books,
destiny of many who were the aston and exhorting men to repent, and be
ished witnesses* of the triumphs of lieve in Jesus.
grace amidst the terrible ravages of The civilian then asked who Jesus
disease. was, and what was the meaning of
" Our rector has kindly sent me a the word Christ which he had met
most affectionate letter of condolence, with in our books 1
in which he says, ' I condole with This gave us an opportunity of ex
you sincerely, in the death of your plaining the work and undertaking of
deservedly dear daughter ; I sincerely the Saviour, whose benevolent doc
grieve for your loss, and sympathize trines we came to propagate for the
with you in your affliction. I lament reformation and improvement of the
that it was not my privilege to have age.
more personal acquaintance with your Here the general interposed, and
lamented daughter, but the little I asked, with a gruff voice, how we
knew of her character, led me to re could think of coming to China to ex
spect her, nay, feel much interest hort people to be good? did we suppose
about her.' I have received several that there were no good people in
other letters of a similar stamp, which China before? They had already
cannot but excite and call forth the made arrangements to supply us with
gratitude of my heart." provisions ; they had got sheep, and
pigs ; fowls and ducks ; pulse and
flour, to meet our necessities ; and
a scene in china. was that not a proof of their goodness ?
We said we bad no doubt that the
Chinese Goodness. people of China were good to a cer
At the door ef the Temple stood tain extent, but they were far from
two civil officers, who introduced us perfect, and knew nothing of the way
into the Court-yard, which wis lined of salvation, which it was our business
by about fifty men in uniform, ar to make known to them.
ranged to the right and left, but with The civil Mandarin then said, '"We
out arms. have Confucius and his doctrines,
The two Mandarins were seated which have sufficed ns for ages, and
behind a table adorned with a red what need we any further sage 1"
cloth hanging down in front, and sur We observed, that Confucius merely
mounted with emblems of magisterial enforced the duties of the social rela
office. They sat, when we entered, tions, but gave men no information on
assuming an air of great dignity and divine and eternal subjects ; nor did he
solemnity, without moving a muscle effect any thing for the deliverance
of their countenances, or turning their of mankind ; wherefore it was by no
eyes to the right hand or to the left. means superfluous to have a teacher,
On each side ot the Mandarins stood and a Saviour, such as the one now
about half a dozen of inferior officers, proposed to them. To this they re
and some lictors, all as still and silent plied, that in our opinion it might be
as the grave. good, but in theirs it was evil ; that
On ascending the steps of the these doctrines instead of benefiting
temple, we uncovered our heads, and only corrupted the people, and there
bowed respectfully to the Mandarins, fore the dissemination of them conld
which compliment was returned, first not be permitted. As for our books,
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they diil not want them, and would a fixed time every day to pray for
not have them ; and we ought by no the conversion of her persecuting
means to be going from place to place husband. This she was enabled to do
seeking to disseminate our publica without missing a day for a whole year.
tions, because such practices were Seeing no change, she formed a se
contrary to law! 'Extract from Med- cond resolution to persevere for six
hnrst. months longer, which she did up to
the last day, when she retired at
Mr. Editor, I have transcribed twelve o'clock as usual, and, as she
the foregoing for the purpose of so thought, for the last time. Her desire
bringing the subject under your no not being granted, her expectations
tice, that, by your comments upon this appeared to be cut off. That same day
avowal of the heathen Chinese, you her husband returned from his labour
nay, in your valuable Home Mission in a state of deep dejection ; and, in
ary Magazine, strive to cast down the stead of sitting down as usual to his
high thoughts of some who bear the dinner, he proceeded directly to his
Christian name ; for there are who chamber. His wife followed and list
plead their works (all defective as ened, and found, to her grateful as
they are) to be sufficient proof of tonishment, she could say, " behold,
their sufficient goodness; and who he prayeth!" He came down stairs,
practically say (though they will not but refused to eat, and returned
act as honestly as the Chinese heathen, again to his work until the evening.
and say, verbally,) " These suffice us, When he came home, his wife affec
and what need we any other wisdom?" tionately asked him what was the
and who obstinately refuse to search matter. "Matter enough," said he,
the best book, that they might become " 1 am a lost sinner. About twelve
wise unto salvation. o'clock this morning, as I was at my
I hope that you will kindly accept work, an impression was made upon
the challenge ;"it will be better done, my mind that I cannot get rid of, and
and with more hope of a successful I am sure I am lost." His wife en
result, than if left to, couraged him to pray ; but he replied,
Mr. Editor, " It is of no use, there is no forgive
Your Friend, ness for me." Smitten with remorse
at the recollection of his former con
A Constant Reader. duct towards her, he said, " Will you
forgive me V She replied, " Oh yes."
" Will yon pray for me?" " Yes, that
PRAYING BREATH IS NEVER SPENT I will." ' Will you pray forme nowl"
IN VAIN ; OR, THE PRAYERS OF "I will, with all my heart." They
THE LABOURER'S WIFE ABUND instantly fell on their knees and wept,
and made supplication. His tears of
penitence were mingled with her tears
The Gospel was introduced into a of gratitude and joy. Soon afterwards
village of Dorsetshire, about the year thii pious couple agreed to have their house
1808, under the following interesting registered as a place of worship ; and the
circumstances: scene of solitary intercession became a
A poor woman, the wife of a la house of prayer. In vain were they re
bourer, was the means of laying the proved and threatened from certain
foundation of this interest. Having quarters, and ordered to hold no more
been brought to the knowledge of the meetings for prayer. Their house was
truth, she experienced bitter perse under the protection of the law, their
cution from her husband, who, be hearts under the influence of the Gos
cause his viile would not relinquish pel. Like the two blind men who
the service of God, frequently turned followed the Saviour, saying, " Have
her oat of doors in the night, and du mercy on u*," when the multitude
ring the winter season. The wife said they should hold their peace,
being a " prudent woman," did not they cried the more a great deal. The
expose this cruelty to her neighbours, consequence was, their little habita
but, on the contrary, to avoid their tion soon became too strait for the at
observations, she went into the adja tendance ; and having, by great eco
cent fields, and betook herself to nomy, saved out of their scanty earn
prayer. Greatly distressed, but not ings the sum of 5, they resolved to
in despair, her only encouragement expend it towards the erection of a
was, tliat with God all things are possi place for the accommodation of others,
ble: she therefore resolved to set apart who wished to hear the Gospel, and
122 Home Missionary Magazine
having obtained a little pecuniary as local committees, at the same time they
sistance, a house for God was built in maintain no schools except their Model-
their garden, with the materials which schools. This is not said in the way of
their neighbours carried to them ; and reproach ; these societies are for the
in a little time was completed and paid nation at large and not for London ;
for. There was no loss of time, nor dis and as the difficulty of forming local
cord among the labourers: " the wall committees to raise schools in the me
was built, and the roof thereof joined tropolis is, from the peculiar habits of
together, for the people had a mind to its population, far greater than in the
work." country, it is high time that this sub
Of this happy couple it may be re ject received more attention. At pre
corded, that, having a " church," con sent London, where the population
sisting of about forty-four members, of ought to be the best educated, and set
which he who was once a persecutor, is the first example, is believed to be the
now a Deacon, and in the midst of which worst instructed part of England.
he reads the hymns every Sabbath-day, <bThis want of local schools applies
they continue " with one accord, eating with peculiar force to those for Infants ;
their meat with gladness and singleness schools for older children may be at a
of heart, praising God, and having fa distance from their homes, they can
vour with all the people." walk, and weather does not so much af
A larger place became absolutely ne fect them ; but with very young child
cessary for the accommodation of the ren the case is different, the school must
poor villagers, many of whom came a be brought near to them, as experience
considerable distance to hear the word. shows they will not be brought to the
After much difficulty, a piece of free school ; there may be an exception now
hold ground has been purchased, upon and then ; but those who have attended
which a now place of worship lias been to the management of Infant-schools,
erected ; which, with the vestry, bury- are aware that it is impossible to obtain
ing-ground, &c, cost about ,500. the attendance of children with any
The poor people in the neighbourhood thing like regularity, if the school be at
have exerted themselves in this good any considerable distance from their
cause, to the admiration of all who habitations.
knew their circumstances ; and who can " In reviewing their labours con
hesitate exclaiming " what hath God nected with the Colonies, the Com
wrought!" mittee have to state that they have this
year trained four Teachers for the Mau
ritius, and nine for the West Indies
THE HOME AND COLONIAL IN (the latter for the Trustees of the Mico
FANT-SCHOOL SOCIETY. Charity.) Lessons, prints, &c. have
been sent to Sidney and the Cape of
The Report of this important and
Good Hope ; the Committee are also
useful Society is before us, and we
expecting in a. short time to send a
have pleasure in inserting the follow
Teacher to Van Dieman's Land ; and
ing extracts therefrom. Her Majesty
they trust, as the labours of home di
is the Patroness of the Society.
minish, more may be done for our Co
gt The Gray's Inn-road Model-school lonial possessions. Greatly as Educa
contains about 200 children ; nothing tion has been neglected in our own
more strongly shows the neglected state country, it has obviously been much
of the population of this great metro more fearfully neglected in these dis
polis than the fact that the Committee tant parts of the empire.
choosing a situation, mainly because " The foreign operations of the So
certain premises were convenient and ciety have, from the pressure of the
the price not unreasonable, could at same cause (home engagements,) been
once collect so large a number of child greatly limited. Six Teachers have,
ren, not one in ten of whom knew their however, been trained for that active
letters, or had apparently ever been in and useful society, the Ladies' Society
any school. It is obvious on consider for Education in China and the East,
ation, however, that the great Educa and the Committee have received the
tional Societies, whose head-quarters are most gratifying accounts of a Teacher
in London, do but little to assist the instructed under their auspices, and
education of the resident population, now conducting the first Infant-school
they operate in some degree to absorb in Brussels. They have reason to be
the funds that might be devoted to that lieve they shall in a short time be called
purpose, and to occupy many men who on to send a Teacher to the present en-
under other circumstances, might form terprizing ruler of Egypt, another to
for July, 1839, 123
our Missionaries at Smyrna, and one to enabled herself, by new views of his
China. They have had some commu sufficiency, to meet all classes and
nication with Paris, with a view to the circumstances, and to encourage
training of a Teacher, but as yet no doubting hearts, by the assurance,
thing decisive has been accomplished; that nothing was too hard for the
they rejoice, however, to find that the Lord, whose love was so great that it
' Practical Remarks on Infant Educa removed all harriers and hinderances,
tion,' and ' Model Lessons,' published even that greatest of all barriers, tin,
for this Society, are at present translat having given his only beloved Son,
ing into French. It is hoped these that " whosoever believetli in him
works may lead to some improvement should not perish, but have everlasl ing
in the Infant School system in France, life." Among other places, she often
at all events their decidedly religious sought out that hospital of misery,
tendency makes it a cause of much vice, and wretchedness, a parish
thankfulness, that they are made acces workhouse, where dwelt a man whose
sible to the Teachers fit that country. character was marked among his fel
These works have also been sent to lows as peculiarly hardened in crime.
America and Russia, with what success He had seen better days, and was
the Committee have not yet beard. On possessed, in some points, of more in
the whole they have no doubt that the telligence than is usual with persons
foreign operations of the Society will in his situation. Being reader and
continue to increase, as the subject of writer-general to his more ignorant
Infant Education is making consider neighbours, he, on this account, prided
able progress on the continent, particu himself as something above their level,
larly in Italy, as well as in the United forgetting, it would seem, that these
States." very advantages, if abused, rendered
him more truly a fool than any amongst
them ; since their only tendency ap
HINGHAM, NORFOLK. peared to he that of confirming the
The Anniversary of the Chapel in awful infidelity of his principles, and
this town, was held on Tuesday, June perverting the choicest gifts of God
11, when two sermons were preached to his own condemnation. He could
by the Rev. W. Spencer, of Holloway, read the Word, which said, " Look
in the afternoon, from Matt. ix. 35 ; unto me, and be ye saved,"" hear,
and in the evening, from John xx. 31. and your soul shall live ;" but he
The devotional services were conducted asked not, looked not, heard not, felt
by the Revs. Messrs. Alexander, not. His tongue, his ear, his eye, his
Deffey, Farebrother, and Atkins. The heart, were alike closed at the voice
Rev. J. Spencer, who has recently en of Jesus' love ; and the Gospel sound
tered on his labours here, under the was unlo him "a savour of death unto
auspices of the Home Missionary So death," instead of " a savour nf life
ciety, is, notwithstanding many difli- unto life." The violence of his tem
culties, prosecuting his labours with per had long made him the terror of
encouraging success. both old and young, who all shared
in turn the fearful expressions of
blasphemy that fell from his lips. As
MARY S VISIT TO THE WORK it may be supposed, a marked visita
HOUSE ; OR, A REMARKABLE tion of an offended God upon such
ANSWER TO PRAYER. a character as this would cause an
unusual sensation among the inmates
" Whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believ of the workhouse ; arid tidings soon
ing, ye shall receive." Matt. xxi. 22.
reached Mary, that " Old Will" (the
Mary was a humble follower of her name by which he was generally
blessed Lord and Master, and, like known) was laid upon a bed, from
Him, desirous of* going about to do which the doctor did not expect he
Rood : the souls of her brethren were would ever rise again. Influenced
dear to her for His sake who died to by the love of God, and in noway
purchase them, and it was her de discouraged by the obstinacy with
light to converse with those whom the which all her former remonstrances
world overlooks, if by any means she and entreaties had be^u rejected,
"night be to them an instrument of Mary expressed the strongest desire
good. Her own behaviour was a com to make one effort more for this per
mentary on that comprehensive text, ishing soul ; and in the infinite for
"looking unto Jesus ;" and whilst bearance and long-suffering mercy
setting him forth in the several offices of her God, she felt that there was
ot his character to others, she was ample ground for hope, at least
124 Home Missionary Magazine
ground for prayer. The accounts she reach, and kneeling down in a corner
heard of him were most discourag of the little room, began to pray in a
ing ; they seemed to say, that his un loud and earnest tone. Confounded
chained spirit raged with increased at such determined resistance, the
violence under the fetters which held man vented his rage in fiercely exe
his body down, and that his fearful crating the name of that Saviour,
execrations in defiance of the power whose atoning blood was being plead
of God, who had said, " Hitherto shalt ed so touchingly and tenderly for him,
thou go, and no further," were so aw- crying out, like Legion, " What have
ful, that few, if any, were found will I to do with thee, Jesus, thon Son of
ing to carry him his necessary food the living God 1" Still she prayed :
or medicines, while all looked at one The tempest of his mind at length
another with a sort of creeping horror seemed to wear itself out, and its
at his expected end. But Mary was swellings gradually subsided into an
not to be intimidated, for the Lord indistinct murmur. By and by this
delivered her from all fears: she knew too ceased, and the fervent supplica
in whom she had trusted, and that he tions of Mary alone broke the still
had all hearts in his keeping :--" Not ness of the room. It was a solemn
by might, nor by power, but by my stillness, and she scarcely knew how
Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts." Thus to interpret it; yet she continued
strong in the midst of weakness, this prating, and that with redoubled
gentle female walked steadily through earnestness, a holy energy filling her
the dark and desolate line of rooms s ul. A sound was heard, filling op
that led to the bed of the old man ? the pauses of her voice ; she listened,
her eye unto the Lord, her heart and distinctly heard sobs proceeding
fixed on the promise, " Whatsoever from the bed. ' He smote the rock,
ye shall ask inprayer, believing, ye and waters gushed out :" the hard
shall receive." The scene was ap ened sinner wept! It was a moment
palling to nature. She was alone of deep feeling for Mary ; and long
with the untamed spirit of a roan, did she remain kneeling in the place
more than usually inflamed by bodily where God had so evidently blessed
suffering ; alone, did I say 1 and yet her endeavours, and heard her pray
not alone ; her heavenly Father was ers. At length she arose, and stole
very near his child in that solemn gently towards the bed. Big tears
hour, and she felt him so. Drawing rolled over the hard features of the
near to the bed, with a hand kindly poor prodigal : that face which just
extended to the poor sufferer, and a before had expressed only the bit
look of kindness and compassion, she terest malignity was now entirely
was met by an expression ot scorn changed. The man held out his hand
and dislike, whilst he angrily asked to Maiy. " Come again," was all he
what she wanted. " I am sent from said then. She did go again and
my Master, with a message to deliver again, during the six remaining weeks
to yon," she very mildly said. As which were allotted him on earth ;
though at once penetrating her whole and he then died, we trust, in the
meaning, and discerning the messen faith, for he seemed to love much for
ger of a light he hated, resolutely the much forgiven. What an encou
determined not to listen to her, he raging and powerful testimony to the
repeatedly vociferated, "I won't bear efficacy of prayer ! and that " effec
it I don't knowI won't know your tual fervent prayer availeth much,"
Master I want no message from we have a striking instance in the
him." "Must I then go back, and case before us. Mary has since en
tell him that even now you refuse his tered her glorious rest ; and if one
mercy, that you will not so much as star in her crown of rejoicing shines
hear what he has to offer?" asked more brightly than another, we may
Mary, with all the persuasion and suppose it to be the one which that
affection she could throw into her God who heareth prayer bestowed
words and manner." Yes, yes," he upon her, in the soul of this poor
replied, with repeated oaths." No, man, so richly fulfilling the promise,
I cannot, indeed I cannot" rejoined " Whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,
Mary ; " if you will not let me pray believing, ye shall receive.'
with, I must pray /or you." Infuriated "Thou art coming to a King:
at her importunity, he stretched his Large petitions with thee bring;
hands beyond the bed, to prevent her For his grace and power are such,
drawing near to it; hut, not to be None can ever ask too much."
repelled, she withdrew beyond his (From The Cottager's Monthly Visitor.)
for July, 1 839. 125

A LESSON FOR. THE DISCONTENTED. to lay my head upon. I only want

more love to God and my kind good
Yesterday I visited Solomon Thig- friends."
ger and his wife at W , about four The woman cannot read, hut her
miles from my home. On entering hnsband ran, and I supplied him with
their little cot, each had, as they tracts and Magazines, which he says
called it, a dish of broth before them, provided him with a feast all the day
made from mutton suet, with plenty long. On inquiring why he did not
of leeks and a little bread, for dinner. ask a blessing, and return thanks, in
They were on their knees asking a stead of his wife, he said, in all the
blessing, I remained till they had simplicity of his heart, *' Oh, dame is
dined. I had my heart warmed with farther fore than I am," meaning she
the scene that followed. Each again had words more at command than he
ineeled to return thanks (although had.
withextreme difficulty ;) one had two After reading a portion of the word
cratches, the other a stick, to assist of Cod, and spending a few moments
em. When seated, I said, " You ap in prayer with them, I left the house
pear thankful, although your fare is with feelings of gratitude to God for
scanty." " Oh," replied the old man, what my eyes had seen and my ears
" the Lord is very good to ns ; we de heard. *
serve nothing. We are contented and
happy." And on handing them 13s. WHO CAN TELL f
the quarterly allowance of a kind
lady, he said, "The Lord bless you, We know what has passed, but we
bless you, for your kindness to us poor know not what is to come. We ran
unworthy sinners." I said, " You record past mercies and troubles, but
must not thank me, but the Lord, for all before lies hid in the womb of
inclining the heart of a dear, good providence. It is our duty to be
gentleman in Somersetshire." And on grateful to God for the past blessings
my telling him I should write soon, he with which we have been favoured,
said, will) tears glistening in his eyes, and trust him for the future, knowing
" May the dear Saviour bless him and he hath done all things well. There
reward him a thousand-fold for their are some things, however, we can
kindness to us. Oh, how good the tell ; thongh many we cannot. We
Lord is. I want to feel more thankful," can tell that if the farmer does not
and added, " Do make our service sow, he cannot reap ; if the fisher
and love to him." I reminded them man does not let down the net, he
of the necessity of continual prayer, cannot enclose fishes; if the trades
for they had lived beyond the age al man is not diligent in his business,
lotted to man. ' Yes, Sir," replied he cannot expect to be rich. God
the aged woman, "and we must watch could have supplied our wants with
as well as pray, for the Devil is often out the use of means, but he has not :
at my elbow, and without watching, be has in infinite wisdom connected
he would get the tipper hand of us. the means with the end. The farmer
But I know that my Redeemer liveth, ploughs and sows, and then he says,
and may we both be prepared when who can tell but 1 may have a plenti
he pleases to rail for us." ful crop ? The patient in the use of
Previous to my entering this humble means, says, who can tell but I may
dwelling, (for I believe all their furni recover? but it is presumption to ex-
ture, np stairs and down, is not worth pent the end without the use of
ten shillings,) I had passed the man means. The pious minister as he
sion and equipage of a great man. passes from his study to the pulpit,
Oli, thought I, what a contrast as to may be cheered in the hope that the
outward circumstances, but how much message he is about to deliver may
this poor couple have the advantage , be blessed in the conversion of many
here is contentment and happiness, souls. Well may he say, as he gazes
and a well-grounded hope of a blessed upon the assembled multitude, who
immortality. Here are riches in the ran tell, but the angels may this day
midst of the most abject poverty, the carry the intelligence from this place,
peace of God which passeth all un that this one and that one was born
derstanding. here? When we look around at the
I asked them if they wanted any means now used for the evangeliza
thing, " Oh dear," replied the aged tion of a ruined world, who can tell
saint, " nothing; I have more than my the wonderful results? When a Mis
dear Saviour bad, for I have a pillow sionary for the heathen at home, or
126 Home Missionary Magazine
those abroad, is set apart to his im her seat in London, and in the va
portant office, who, who can tell the rious county associations, and looking
important results of his labours? who over what has been done, and now is
can tell, the thousands, yea millions, doing, sweetly exclaims, ' Who can
converted by his instrumentality ? tell the glorious, happy results?' And
children yet unborn may be blessed if such is the case, how much to en
by his labours. The Home Missionary courage us to go forward? But who
enters into a station where eight, ten, can tell the results of withholding aid
or twelve villages are without spiri from the stations already occupied,
tual instruction. Like a field wiiere of giving up the land already pos
no plough has touched, and no seed sessed? Who can tell the sad effects
sown ; all, all is covered with thorns, of relinquishing the heathen lands at
briers, and noxious weeds. But who home, yea, of not going forward? sad,
can tell the happy results, when the sad indeed is the picture. The ene
first fruits appear ? who can tell the mies triumphing, sinners perishing,
harvest children instructed, tracts sheep wandering without a shepherd.
lent, sick visited, the gospel preach But on the pleasing side of the pic
ed 1 O ! the glorious results. ture, consider the happy and animat
One Missionary was lately going to ing results of doubling the stations,
preach in a village, when he was met of increasing our exertions; and who
by a poor cottager, who resided in it. can tell the glorious effects from each:
Upon the Missionary entering into one increasing his zeal to enlist others
conversation with him, he said, " Oh, in the work, praying for the Holy
Sir, who could have told lately the Spirit's influences, and having the ap
results of your visits! B was a pellation Mary received, " She did
wicked place before you came ; now what she could." Let hope animate
many mark the change in the people, us, and the happy results of the past
it has put a new face on the village." cheer us for the future. Eternity can
This is only one among thousands of alone tell the effects of the present
like cases, and when we look at the exertions; and animated by this view,
100 agents of the Home Missionary let us go with the promise in our
Society, the 230 Sabbath-schools, the hands, depending upon him, who has
thousands every Sabbath brought said, " In the morning sow thy seed,
under the gospel, Oh, who can tell and in the evening withhold not thy
the glorious results? How much to hand,"&c.
encourage and animate ! Hope takes

The following contributors to the Ladies' Sale, (by Mrs. Thomas Gibbs, 39,
Westmoreland-place, City-road,) were omitted last month by mistake, viz. :
Mrs, Dyke, Mrs. Spratt, Mrs. Painter, Mrs. Elliott, Mrs. J. Gibbs, Mrs. Rad-
mall, Mrs. Storer, Mrs. Jessee, Mrs. Lyndall, Mrs. ballison, Miss Tribe, Miss
Jackson, Miss Arnold, Miss Goodrick, Miss Willats, Miss Baker, Misses Win-
mill, Misses Nesbam, Mrs. Pearks.

ANECDOTE. schools, and are merely taught the

letter of the word ; and this shows
In our country districts, in spring, the necessity of having pious teachers
many of the boys attending our teun- ib our Sunday-schools. But will pious
day-school are absent, as they are teachers be found in a school, when
employed keeping the birds from the the pulpit and the desk are at vari
new-sown grain. As I was one after ance? Surely not. I instructed the
noon walking to the village of E , boy, and gave him Watts's first Cate
to preach, I met a boy about twelve chism, and told him that next week I
years of age at the work mentioned, should be passing this way again, if
and as we ought to sow beside all he would learn a few of them, I would
waters, I began to talk to the boy hear him repeat them. Next week
about his soul ; but, alas ! found him came, the boy from a distant part of
grossly ignorant. Though be could the field espied me coming, and ran
read his Bible, he was a stranger to to meet me, and repeated twelve
its important truths, anil could not of them correctly. Next week he did
tell who came to save sinners. Many the same, and was pleased with the
thousands of children attend Sunday- employment. Who can tell the blessed
for July, 1839. 127

effects of the seed thus sown ; who ren know the way to heaven unless
can tell, but the boy may be savingly they are taught. Faith cometh by
called by the grace of God ; and may hearing. The Lord increase the num
date his first impressions from his ber of faithful men in the church and
meeting a Home Missionary while out of it, who will be the means of
tending birds. And this is another preventing our youths of twelve years
proof of the need of Home Mission of age growing up without knowing
aries. For how can parents or child who came to save sinners.



Altered from Walls's Lyrics into Pstilmixiic Metre.


Praise to my God, the time is past

For earth to captivate my sight ;
Now the gay scenes that hild me fast
Seem but the twinkling sparks of night.

Whatever speaks the Godhead great,

. That speaks Him fit to be ador'd ;
Whatever makes the creature sweet,
All meet harmonious in my Lord.

I see upon his lovely face

A thousand bcautHs ever rise,
While all his powerful, matchless grace,
Engage my heart with dear surprise.

What heaven has join'd shall never part,

Such charms, so beauteous, so divine,
Keep the firm empire of my heart,
And Jesus must be ever mine.

In vain the envious shades of night,

In vain the flatt'ries of the day,
Would veil his image from my sight,
Or from Him tempt my soul away.
Thames Ditton. J. C.

NOTICES OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. Ward's Library of Standard Divinity.

A Letter addressed to the Rev. Henry Help to Zion's Travellers. By Robert
Blunt, A.M., Rector ofStreatkam; Hall. Thos. Ward and Co.
occasioned by his recently printed Ser-
mon, entitled " Eli's heart trembling
for the Ark of God." By John Hunt, The Iniquities of the Opium Trade with
Minister of Union Chapel, Brixton- China. By the Rev. A. S. Thelwall,
hiB, Streatham. J. Dinnis. M.A. Alien and Co.
128 Home Missionary Magazine for July, 1839.


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Plymouth Auxiliary Tract Society for a grant of l worth of tracts for distribu
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The Home Missionary Prayer-Meeting for the present Month will
be held on Monday evening, July 15, at Holloway Chapel, (the
Rev. W. Spencer's.)
The Rev. Thomas Wood will deliver the Address.
Subject "The command to the Apostles to commence their
Ministry at Jerusalem, constituting our imperative obligation to
regard the Condition, the Claims, and the Call of Home."
Service to commence at Seven o'clock.

W. Tyler, Printer, 5, Bolt-court, London.


i^otne i^i00iottat|) ittsga^inr*

AUGUST, 1839.

The husbandman sows in faith and On the 27th of February I called
kope. He believes anil expects tliat to see her, and found her ill. My
Jehovah will cause the seed to grow, visit appeared to be very acceptable,
ripen, and in due season gather it in. for she was the subject of very pow
How long the whole, or each step in erful convictions. At a subsequent
the progress is to occupy, he alone visit on the 10th of March, she opened
determines. Sometimes he permits her mind to me more fully. She in
his servants to go fortli wwpiug, bear formed me that she had been the
ing precious seed. He is pleased to subject of conviction of sin from a
exercise their faith lung, and not un- very early period of life, but that her
frequently they weep again and again, impressions had subsided. Latterly,
before they discover any evidences of however, they had returned with re
vitality, or the sure promise of beauty doubled force under the preaching of
and fruitfulness. At other times he the word ; and now her heart ap
Is pleased to make his glory appear peared to be torn with anguish at the
to his servants in the more rapid thought of her character and pros
growth of the seed, and the more pects. She said she had repeatedly
speedy gathering in of the fruit. In resolved to mention her state of mind
the one case there is great scope for to me, but could never summon cou
the exercise of faith, in the other for rage to put her resolution into prac
gratitude and joy. The latter we feel tice. I inquired what effect her con
tube our privilege. victions had produced upon her ;
Within the last two months two or whether they had led her to the
three most encouraging instances of throne of grace, and was gratified to
a work of grace on the heart have oc hear that they had. She informed
curred on this station, to one of which me that she frequently retired for
I beg more particularly to call jour private prayer, and wept as she di
attention, especially as we have every vulged what until then had been se
reason to believe that the subject of cret. I endeavoured to encourage
it is now uniting in the song of Moses her by laying before her the promises
and the Lamb. of God's word, and united with her
Miss Harriet Abbey was born in in prayer. On Saturday, the 30th of
Jnly, 1820. She was naturally of a March, she wept much, and appeared
Kind and amiable disposition. Her to have such humbling views of her
habits also were remarkably con self, as to lead her to the very bor
sistent, so that she not onlv secured ders of despair. I still encouraged
the tender affection of the'different her to cast her all upon Christ, and
branches of her family, but great re told her I hoped that he had already
spect from the villagers ill her native begun the good work in her heart,
and neighbouring villages. For some when she exclaimed with great feel
hrae past she has been engaged in the ing, " Do yon think the work is be
Work of instruction, which she con- gun ?" I replied I did, for he who
hnned until laid aside by affliction. had led her to secret prayer, had
She was a hearer at our little chapel done so by bis Spirit. I left her still
from my first coming to the station, in much the same distressed state of
and I had observed her attention to mind. She complained that her heart
the word, with deep interest, but did was not right, and she feared lest her
not ascertain the state of her mind regard for religion proceeded rather
natil the beginning of her affliction. from mere morality than the influence
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of the Spirit. On Sabbath morning, She had many times to conflict with
the 31st of March, I again visited doubts and fears ; but when cast down
her, and left her much distressed, in her spirit, she said she had lost the
though more tranquil. In the even burden of sin which had oppressed
ing, just before our service at the her conscience. She was constantly
chapel, her father came, and in anxious to listen to the promises and
formed us with tears that he bad the great truths of the Gospel, and
" glad tidings" to tell us. His daugh never seemed satisfied, except as her
ter was rejoicing with great joy, and mind was kept intently fixed upon
desired that I would go and rejoice them.
with them. I went, and the sight I She continued with ns until the
shall never forget. Surrounded by 22nd of April, when she fell asleep in
In r mother, brother, and sisters, she Jesus, in the 19th year of her age. So
was praising God with great joy. Her gentle was her departure, that it
views of the Redeemer and his work could scarcely he perceived. " Let
were as vivid and glowing as her re me die the death of the righteous,
pentance had been bitter. " Now I and let my last end be like his."
know that Jesus is mine." " O there On sabbath afternoon, May 12,
is plenteous redemption in Christ." 1839, I preached from the text she
"Blessed Jesus!" And similar lan had chosen, and delivered the mes
guage fell from her lips. The night sage which she desired, which was to
was one much to be remembered by tell them all, " that there is plenteous
all who witnessed the testimony she redemption in Christ, and urge them
bore. So great was the ecstasy of her to go to the Saviour that they might
mind, that she had but little sleep. enjoy it." Five things had more par
Subsequently several people visited ticularly developed themselves in her
her, and she took occasion to exhort early character, to which I endea
them to the Saviour, although her voured to direct the attention of those
strength daily and rapidly decreased. who were presenta tender con
On Tuesday, April the 2nd, she se sciencevery humbling views of her
lected a text for her funeral sermon, selftender love to her familylove
fully satisfied she would not be with to prayer, and love to the great truths
us very long. It was, " Come unto of the Gospel. I hope the review of
me all ye that are weary," &c. Af the character and experience of this
terwards she made choice of her young disciple has left a salutary im
place of burial, and through the whole pression on some. May many a young
experienced that peace and tranquil person be led to seek that Saviour
lity which religion alone could in whom she was anxious to recommend,
spire. and especially may the members of
Her disease now made rapid strides, her family follow her as far as she
connected with much fever, and the followed Christ.
enemy of all good was very aetive.


PROSPERITY ON A STATION raising means to do it. The sab
bath-school is increased from about
70 to 104. And may I add that,
In my last I informed you of the notwithstanding opposition, we have
prospect of usefulness which presented a Temperance Society consisting
itself on my station. I am happy to of about 90 members. I anticipate
say that it still wears a smile, and pro much good to result from this means.
mises much fruit; one member has About three weeks since some of the
been lately added to our little church *' lewd fellows of the baser sort"
at O , and 1 hope to propose three held their " revel," and while pre
more at our next church meeting, paring for their boisterous mirth, one
whom I believe to be sincere follow of them with exultation exclaimed
ers of the meek and lowly Jesus. that, "although the Methodists and
Our chapel is so crammed on sab the Teetotallers had spoiled the feast
bath days, that we must very shortly for two or three years past, yet it
enlarge it if there be a possibility of should not be the case this year."
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However, we marshalled onr forces, have been enabled to bear the glad
liad two sermons preached, and in tidings of salvation to the several vil
vited the friends to a public tea ; 180 lages on my station regularly. The
persons partook of the repast, and appearance of things here is much
from 300 to 400 attended each ser the same as when I last wrote. It
vice, which is nearly two- thirds of the would afford me much pleasure to
whole population. Thus I think it report instances of increasing useful
most appear upon the whole that we ness, but as "faith cometh by hear
are gaining a victory over the powers ing," we may hope " in due season to
of darkness, simply by wielding those reap if we faint not."
weapons which are mighty through Our little village chapel at S is
God to the palling down the strong generally well rilled, we have a school
holds of sin, I wish to have faith in which from twenty to thirty child
and trust in God, and hope and pray ren are regularly instructed every
for still greater things than these. sabbath. The people meet for prayer
At one village onr numbers are in twice a week, and manifest gratitude
creased from 40 to 150. I can get for the means of grace. At C
no room in this village sufficiently the people are still attached to the
lare to accommodate the people who Bethel meeting, which is conducted
attend. I am obliged to lift np the every Friday evening, and every al
window and preach to them, some ternate sabbath afternoon. We have
inside, and others out. This place here tokens of the Divine favour.
has for many years been proverbial Since the late melancholy catastrophe,
for its wickedness. May the Lord which happened last winter, the at
give ns the means of raising a little tendance and attention of fishermen
sanctuary here ! And now, while I and their families has been some
am giving you an account of the what better. At M the inhabit
cheering and encouraging state and ants are very attentive to the word
prospects of this station, allow me to preached. On some occasions the
say that I ascribe it all to that God room has been crowded. At present
who heareth prayer. I live among a the people are engaged in planting
praying people ; the members of the their potatoes, which prevents their
church hold prayer-meetings nearly attendance. At H onr chapel is
every evening in the week ; thus I filled, especially on the sabbath morn
often imagine myself in a similar po ing. An Episcopal chapel having
sition with Ji slum while contending lately been erected in the village,
with the A mail-kites ; while Joshua our attendance in the evening is not
fought, Moses prayed ; and to this I quite so good. Our day-school pro
ascribe all the success we meet with. ceeds as usual. Tracts have been dis
May every one of the Society's agents tributed, the sick have been visited,
be blessed with a praying people ! and to the poor the Gospel has been
preached. We meet with opposition,
but the Lord of Hosts is with us, the
PLEASING ACCOUNT OP A HOME God of Jacob is our refuge. Finally,
MISSION STATION ON THE COAST. brethren, pray for ns, that the word
of the Lord may have free course,
In reviewing my labours during and be glorified, even as it is with
the last quarter, 1 cannot but feel yon , and that we may be delivered
grateful to the God of all grace, that, from unreasonable men, for some
amidst much boisterous weather my such there are here.
health has been preserved; and I



The Third Anniversary of this Society was held on Thursday
last, at Brunswick Chapel.
Richard Ash, Esq., having been called to the chair, addressed the meet
ing as follows ;The place in which we are assembled is calculated to re
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min<1 us of the privileges which we enjoy in frequenting the habitation of
God's house, and the place where His honour dwelleth. Being abundantly
favoured with the means of grace ourselves, we should be stimulated by every
principle of graiitude to the Divine Being, and of compassion to our fellow-
men, to endeavour to extend the knowledge of salvation to those who are
ignorant and out of the way. Although, during the last fifty years, greater
efforts have been made for the promotion of the eternal interests of our
rapidly increasing population than at any former period, we have still to de
plore that public worship is to a great extent neglected, and that multitudes
pass from the cradle to the grave, ignorant of themselves as sinners, and of
Him whom to know is life eternal. In large cities and towns, profaneness,
intemperance, and oilier gross vices abound in an awful degree, whilst in
rural districts, charms and superstitious observances for the cure of diseases,
the prevention of witchcraft, and the insurance of good luck, appear to be
more deeply rooted in the minds of many, than the most vital and impressive
truths of holy writ ; and our villagers are far from being the innocent swains
and nymphs of whom poets have sung. Numbers who do not altogether neg
lect the outward forms of religion, but who are destitute of the faith, and
regardless of the precepts of the gospel, are deluding themselves with a per
suasion of the safety of iheir state,a confidence which there is reason to
fear is in many instances fostered by their having been taught that in baptism
they were made members of Christ, children of God, and inheritors of the
kingdom of heaven. Whilst we rejoice that a large proportion of the poor
have been taught to read, and are thus enabled to comply with our Saviour's
injunctions to search the Scriptures, it must be recollected that channels are
thus opened through which waters of the most deleterious quality may flow;
and it is a painful fact that publications of a profane, obscene, and infidel
tendency issue from the press in vast abundance. There are men calling
themselves socialists, who propagate sentiments calculated to destroy the most
valuable social ties, and political demagogues and physical force men are en
dangering the peace of the community. It therefore becomes our imperative
duty to endeavour to counteract these various and appalling evils, by all the
means in our power, especially by the preaching of the gospel, which is still
found to be mighty through God to the pulling down the strong holds of sin,
and by which he is pleased to save them that believe. Let us be encouraged
to persevere from what has already been effected through the insirumentality
of this society. The gospel has, to a considerable extent, been preached, the
young have been instructed, bibles and religious tracts have been circulated,
the power of divine truth has in many instances been felt, congregations have
been collected, churches of Christ have been formed, and from the rnstic altars
of thousands of our once ignorant and debased countrymen, the daily incense of
prayer*ascends. And when the splendid institutions of vain tilory and worldly
wisdom shall have fallen into oblivion, the Home Missionary Society and other
kindred institutions shall live in the songs of angels ; and they who have
turned many to righteousness shall shine as the stars for ever and ever.
The report of the committee was then read. It spoke favourably of the
operations of the preceding year, both as to the field of labour occupied, and
the amount of contributions raised. The committee had reason to believe
that a deeper interest had been excited in the various congregations of the
city iu relation to Home Missions than before existed. At Anvil-street, St
Philip's, Mr. Taylor's efforts for the spread of truth had been followed by
most delightful results, and it had been found necessary to put up galleries in
the chapel, for the accommodation of his numerous hearers. At Pill, Mr.
Elson still labours with success, the attendance at the chapel being most en
couraging. The prospects of Mr. White, at Nailsea, are most encouraging,
and it is in contemplation shortly to form a church there ; and it is hoped that,
ere long, Mr. W. will be able to extend his labours to several of the villages
around. The committee had taken under their care the village of Wickwar,
with several villages within a short distance around it, and they have arranged
with Mr. Stone, who has tor some time been preaching there with peculiar
accep'ance, to continue at this station. At Portishead it is- intended to place
a Missionary as soon as a suitable one shall be found. White's Hill is to be
brought under the consideration of the committee at the next meeting, in the
hope of its becoming a station in connexion with the society. The report
then glanced at the operations of the Parent Society, and concluded by ex
pressing a hope that the friends in Bristol wonld do their part to forward that
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delightful era, when we shall have no longer to say to any in our land,
" Know ye the Lord 1"
H. O. Wilis, Esq. read the Treasurer's audited account, from which it
appeared that the receipts for the last year had amounted to 419'. Kiv. lid.
the items being, collections, 357/. 15s. 2d. ; annual subscriptions, 2D/. 14s. lid. ;
donation*. 32/. 7s. 9(1.
The Rev. Mr. Hewlett, in moving the adoption of the report, pointed
out one or two reasons why the Home Missionary Society, whose Christian
and benevolent object was the diffusion of the principles of the Gospel
throughout the districts of our native country, was not favoured with a larger
share of the public support. In the first place, persons residing in populous
situations, where the means of grace were abundant, and there were con
stant opportunities of bearing the word of God, were in a state of partial
ignorance with regard to the destitute condition of the inhabitants of the
rural districts. It was only those who went into the villages, from cottage to
cottage, and from house to house, and who conversed with the labourer by
the way-side, that were fully acquainted with the destitute state, moral
and religious, of the village population. Another reason which operated
materially was, on the part of the ignorant, an unwillingness to confess
their ignorance; and, on the part of the enlightened, a degree of indo
lence (and he spoke it in all charily) in seeking out ignorance and instructing
it. All who professed to love Christ had solemnly pledged themselves to
serve him faithfully, and it was a matter of culpable indolence that they were
not more zealous in promoting the advancement of his glory. There were
many parts of their own country where the state of their fellow-creatures
was as wretched as that of the heathen. Surely then it was the duty of the
Christian to lend his support to a society whose object was the spiritual re
generation of those dark and unhappy places. The Home Missionary
cause could not be regarded as a finality measure : it was the begin
ning of the evangelical reform bill, its spirit was catholic and diffusive ; and
there was an instance recorded in the report of the Parent Society of a place
in which the Rev. Mr. Roberts, seventeen years ago, preached his first ser
mon in the theatre, and which had now become the centre of thirty-seven
Home Missionary connexions. The rev. gentleman then went on to ob
serve that there was something in the spirit of Chiistianily which required
that it should he disseminated ; and in alluding to the example of the woman
of Samaria, who, when she had seen Christ, called all her neighbours to see
him, pointed out how, by distributing tracts and visiting and reading to the
Lnoiant, the ladius in the present day may assist the ministers, becoming, as
it were, the pioneers of the gospel. The rev. speaker then urged his hearers
to lend their support to the society ; he called upon tin tn to do so for the
sake of Christ, in consistency, and by the solemn admonition which had been
given idem in the death, in one year, of two distinguished officers of the
society. The injunction had gone forth, ' Whatsoever thy hand findeth tn
<lo, do it with thy might, for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge,
nor wisdom in the grave, whither thou goest." The call would soon be made,
" Give an account of thy stewardship." Let them then, by the liberality of
their contributions, the sincerity of their support, and the fervour of their
prayers, show their love for Christ, and the missionary cause.
W. D. Wills, Esq. seconded the resolution, which was unanimously
The Rev. C. Hyatt, deputed by the Parent Society, moved the second
resolution. After pointing out the advantages of auxiliary societies, and the
manner in which they were calculated to extend the operations of parent
institutions, he said he should deeply regiet that there was not some person
present mop- able than himself to represent the cential society, if he did not
know that there was no one more sincerely devoted to the cause than him
self, and if he did not take comfort from the assurance that the time was gone
by when eloquent and impassioned addresses were required to enlist the
public sympathy in behalf of Christian institutions. He then alluded to the
origin ot the parent societv, which, whilst it admitted that Christianity was
adapted for the w hole world, and should be diffused over the whole, world, had
been established in order that, whilst extending his views to the daik regions
abroad, the Christian might not overlook the spiritual requirement* of his
own count i y. After describing the efforts which the society was making f r
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the conversion of the gipsies, 18,000 of whom were wandering the country
in a state of heathenish darkness, the rev. gentleman entered into numerous
tabular and other statements to prove the destitute condition of the rural
districts the inadequacy of the operations of the Church of England to
their spiritual wantsthe connexion between spiritual darkness and worldly
ignorance, and between ignorance and crime ; he also quoted some prison
statistics : one, of a gaol in London, containing 889 prisoners, presented the
appalling fact, that nearly the entire number could neither read nor write :
with respect to their religious opinions, 719 stated themselves to be of the
Church of England, 137 Roman Catholics, 11 Presbyterians, 11 Methodists,
2 Baptists, and 1 Independent. The connexion between religions darkness
and crime might be beautifully illustrated by the example of the Principality
of Wales, where gospel truths were widely disseminated, and, as a conse
quence, crime was of rare occurrencehe (the speaker) was a few years ago
in Cardigan, and he there found thatat four consecutive assizes, the judges had
little or nothing to do ; at two of them there were only five persons for trial,
whilst at the two last there was not a single one. The rev. gentleman con
cluded by stating that the society claimed the support of all Christians. It
employed 110 agents, had 600,000 hearers weekly, supported 230 Sunday-
schools, where instruction was imparted to 8,500 children, by 540 gratuitous
teachers. To support such an institution large funds were required, and
he trusted, therefore, that they would lend it all the support in their
The Rev. Mr. Biht said he rejoiced in the growing usefulness of the
Home Missionary Society, because he believed that the command of Christ
to his disciples, to go forth to all the earth and preach the gospel to every
creature, was as yet unfulfilled. That commission was given not exclusively
to the apostlesto those disciples who had seen Christ in the flesh, or even
to the primitive churches, but was equally mandatory upon all professing
Christians to the end of the world ; he (Mr. B.) believed that nothing more
was required to bring them to the "joy unspeakable and full of glory," by
which the primitive Christians were distinguished, than a right estimate of
the missionary spirit ; and to proclaim the glad tidings of the gospel was in
cumbent upon all the followers of the Lamb. He trusted, therefore, that all
sincere believers would take upon themselves the discharge of a duty, so
benevolent in its object, so evangelical in its results, and so strikingly enjoined
npon the Christian churches.
The Rev. Mr. Hayxes, in alluding to the religions destitution of many
of the agricultural counties, instanced particularly that of Lincoln, where
there were many parishes, in the churches of which, although the incumbents
received large incomes, (in many instances 1000J. to 1500Z. a-year,) divine
service was only performed once a month. He further alluded to the cir
cumstance of a curate having, been removed, merely because he did not
preach from written notes, and because he sanctioned the use of Dr. VVatts's
Hymns, and preached the gospel in a cottage, and pointed out how incum
bent it was upon Protestant Dissenters to supply the religious instruction
which the church was inadequate to afford.
The Rev. Mr. Gheoory ably advocated the claims of the Society upon the
support of the religious community, more especially in the present day, when
there was a spirit of fanaticism and wild enthusiasm abroad, calculated to de
stroy the temporal and spiritual welfare of the community. Infidelity was also
at work, in its most enticing form, and, under the specious name of socialism,
was endeavouring to uproot the principles of social happiness, and overturn the
institutions and laws of the country. Nor must they overlook the increasing
efforts of Popery, for although he had no sympathy for those who usually raised
the " No Popery" cry, and whose real design was against liberty, both temporal
and spiritual, yet he could not shut his eyes to the encroachments of priestcraft
and the spread of false doctrine. If they were to extend education, based upon
the Gospel, they would have nothing to fear from socialism, infidelity, or popery,
and those were not the friends of the country who opposed education, merely
because a poor Roman Catholic wished his child to read the Douay version of
the scriptures. He did not wish to make any political allusions, but it must be
remembered that there were a set of violent demagogues, who were endeavouring
to excite men to cast off their allegiance to tbe crown, and who had even assumed
the guise of religion to disseminate principles which mu3t lead to misery and
for August, 1839. 135

confusion. The only means of counteracting those pernicious efforts was by ex

tending the influence of the Gospel, and therefore it was that he called upon all
Christians to support the Home Missionary Society.
The Rev. David Thomas, in seconding the resolution, alluded to the observa
tion of the first speaker, with respect to the absence of crime in Wales, and stated
that, at the last assizes at Carmarthen, Mr. Baron Gurney found no prisoners to
try. This happy state was to be ascribed to the influence of scriptural instruc
tion ; for, in the Principality, where the population was comparatively small,
there were from 1200 to 1500 Christian churches. The rev. gentleman con
cluded by urging them to support the Society, which they were called upon to
do, not only as Christians, but as Britons, loving their country and respecting
her laws.
A collection was then made, and a hymn having been sung, and a benediction
pronounced, the meeting separated.


At the Third Annual Meeting of the Bristol Auxiliary Home
Missionary Society, held in Brunswick Chapel, July 18, 1839,
Richard Ash, Esq., in the Chair ;
The following Resolutions were unanimously adopted :
Moved by the Rev. George Hewlett, of Coventry, and seconded by W.
D. Wills, Esq.,
1. That the Report now read, embracing encouraging statements of the
prosperity of the several stations under the patronage of the Home Mission
ary Society in this City and its vicinity, demands our gratitude to the Father
of Mercies ; and that the following gentlemen be the Committee of the Bristol
Auxiliary for the ensuing year :
Mr. John Robertson, Treasurer.
Rev. J. Jack and Mr. H. O. Wills, Secretaries.
Rev. W. Gregory, Mr. W. D. Wills,
T. Haynes, Charles Carpenter,
W. Lucy, J. Stallard,
H. I. Roper, J. Gardner,
D. Thomas, T. Phippen,
Richard Ash, Esq., A. N. Laugdon,
Mr. R. S. May, J. Bessell,
Samuel Newell, W. Whereat,
Charles Price, J. Godwin,
R. Fletcher, St. George D'Arcy Irving,
W. Armstrong, Brown,
George Jones,
Being Ministers and Deacons of the different Independent Congregations.
Moved by the Rev. Charles Hyatt, of London, seconded by the Rev. C.
E. Birt, and supported by the Rev. T. Haynes,
2. That this Meeting rejoices in the growing usefulness of the Home Mis
sionary Society, in the rising estimate which Is formed of its value by the
Christian church, and cherishes the hope that, by the Divine Blessing, it will
prove an instrument for diffusing through the whole British population the
truth as it is in Jesus.
Moved by the Rev. Wm. Gregory, of Clifton, and seconded by the Rev.
D. Thomas,
3. That this Meeting, deeply feeling the benighted condition of many por
tions of our own country, and rejoicing in the co-operation of kindred Insti
tutions, records its deep conviction of the necessity for yet more vigorous and
laliorious efforts in this good work, as also for the supply of an increased
number of suitable agents for Home Missionary labour.
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The following is a condensed Statement of the Treasurer's Account, for the year
ending April 1839 :
To Collections at the s. d. By remitted to Thomas s. d.
Tabernacle 207 15 8 Thompson, Esq.,
Do. Bridge-st. Chapel .. 69 10 9 Treasurer of the Pa
Do. Castle-green do. .. 13 10 0 rent Society, Lon
Do. Lodge-street do. . . 8 13 7i don, and Mission
Do. Brunswick do 8 4 1& aries' salaries 390 12 4^
Do. Public Meeting ... 20 1 0 Various incidental ex-
Annual Subscriptions . . 29 14 0 pensesattending An
Donations 11 11 0 nual Meeting,&c 23 4 6^
Anvil-street Chapel As
sociation, per Rev.
J. Taylor 36 10 9
Pill Association, per
Rev. Wm. Elson 14 0 0
419 16 11 419 16 11
Subscriptions will be thankfully receive 1 by the several Members of the
Committee, and by W. Whereat, at the Religious Tract Depository, 17, St.
Michael 's-hill.

REVIVAL MEETINGS AT ASPATRIA, Brewis, of Penrith, delivered a lec

ture to professing Christians. Ar
rangements were made on Thurs
Whatever relates to the extension day for a social tea-party, which af
of the Redeemer's kingdom and the forded an opportunity to the various
spiritual benefit of his church, must ministers and friends for the expres
always be interesting to the readers sion of fraternal sympathy and the
of the "Home Missionary Magazine ;" pleasures of Christian intercourse.
and it is hoped the following brief The time after tea was profitably oc
statement relative to the Home Mis cupied by the delivery of appropriate
sionary station of Aspatria, will be addresses by the Rev. Messrs. Selbie,
read with pleasure by all who desire (the zealous and devoted Home Mis
and pray for the prosperity of Zion. sionary of the station,) Halliwell,
One very cheering aspect of the Reeve, Brewis, Baker, of Brampton;
times consists in the disposition ma Shawyer, of Cockermouth ; and Wol-
nifested by our churches to encou stenholme, of Carlisle. These ad
rage and promote protracted reli dresses, generally, were of a solemn
gious services, with a view to effect, and impressive character. The object
under the blessing of God, a revival and importance of revival meetings
and extension of primitive Christi the tendency of religion to elevate
anity. Such services have recently the characterthe benevolence which
been held at Aspatria, in Cumber Christianity inspires towards others
land, and with what prospects of suc the desirableness of perpetuating
cess, the sequel will show. religious impressions the necessity
The pastors of the various churches of immediate decision, and other im
in the district were summoned to portant subjects, were profitably in
meet on Monday, the 24th of June. troduced and expatiated upon in the
In the evening of that day, the Rev. course of the evening. One of the
J. Reeve, of Wigton, delivered a dis speakers mentioned a most thrilling
course to the unconverted. On the and astounding fact, which he assured
following evening the Rev. J. Halli- us was unhappily too well authenti
well, of Whitehaven, preached to the cated. It was to the following effect :
young, beneath a convenient tent An a:;ed minister solemnly declared
erected for the occasion, on the com that, during a period of pastoral visit
modious lawn of Brayton Hall. On ation of thirty years, he had attended,
Wednesday evening the ordinance of among others, the sick-beds of two
the Lord'sSiipper was administered to thousand individuals, all of whom, in
a considerable number of communi the prospect of death, appeared to be
cants from the surrounding churches. the subjects if evangelical repent
The Rev. Walton, of Blennerhas- ance ; but all, upon their recovery,
set, presided at this delightful service, disappointed his hopes, with the ex
immediately after which, the Rev. W. ception of two. Only one case in a
for August, 1839. 1.37
thousand proved to be genuine. The vouchsafed, constitutes a loud and
overwhelming conclusion is, that nine encouraging call to continued suppli
hundred and ninety-nine out of each of cations at the throne of grace, that
the two thousand apparent penitents the happy results of these interesting
must have been lost for ever had services may issue in the glory or"
they died in their affliction ; for this God by means of the enlargement
vast proportion relapsed into their and spiritual revival of his church at
former ungodliness as soon as their Aspatria.
health permitted. The application of
this to the hearts and consciences of
the assembly, seemed to tell with pow ORDINATION.
erful effect: and it is mentioned here, On Tuesday, April 23, 1839, the
that if any should read it who are Rev. Samuel James Stirmey, late stu
foolishly postponing repentance till dent at the Rev. J. Jukes's Academy,
they come to die, they may tremble Yeovil, was ordained in the Indepen
at their infatuation, and avoid going dent Chapel at North Frodingham, as
down to endless perdition " with a lie a Home Missionary at North r'roding-
in their right hand," being ruinously ham, Beeford, Brandsburton, and
self-deluded. Foston ; when the following order was
The services, throughout, were well observed: Iu the afternoon the Kev.
attended, and the interest did not James Sibree, of Salem Chapel, Hull,
seem to flag up to the last minute, commenced the service by reading
though the tinal meeting did not break the scriptures, and prayer. The Rev.
up until about ten o'clock. E. Morley, of Holboru-street Chapel,
The arm of the Lurd appeared to Hull, delivered the introductory dis
he outstretched to save, in answer to course, from Psalm Ixviii. is. The
the earnest and continual prayers of Rev. T. Hicks, of Cottingham, pro
his people, who met each successive posed the usual questions to the mi
morning at seven o'clock, to invoke nister, which were very satisfactorily
the Divine presence, and the gracious answered. The Rev. J. Morley, of
outpouring of the Holy Spirit! Hope-street Chapel, Hull, offered
A tribute of gratitude is due to Sir the ordination prajer. The Rev. R.
Wilfred Lawson, the pions and ami Pool, of Duffield, delivered the
able Baronet of Brayton Hall, for charge to the minister, from 1 Tim.
the interest lie evinced in the entire iv. 16; and the Kev. J. Mather, of
proceedings. The ministers were en Beverley, concluded in prayer. And
tertained by his hospitality, encou in the evening the Rev. J. Sykes, of
raged by his smiles, and assisted by Hornsea, commenced the service by
Ilia enlightened counsels and benevo"- reading the scriptures, and prayer.
lent zeal. The writer is aware that The Rev. J. Stratten, of Kish-street
he is exposing himself to the rebuke Chapel, Hull, preached to the churches
of the honourable Baronet for this and congregations, from Psal. cxviii.
personal allusion ; but it is hoped Sir iS ; and the Rev. S. T. Stirmey con
Wilfred is not the only person of rank cluded in prayer. The hymns were
in our country who feels an interest given out by the Rev. J. Boden, of
iu the diffusion of true religion ; and, Beverley. Between the services a
therefore, if his example is calculated numerous company partook of a pub
to incite his equals iu rank and sta lic tea, after which, addresses were
tion to equal enterprises in the cause delivered by several of the ministers
of Christ, the honourable baronet and other friends who were present.
will doubtless pardon this passing re
ference to himself.
On reviewing this sacred festival,
there is much to inspire hope, and
prompt to earnest and persevering (Extract of a Letter addressed to the Trea
prayer. The well-designed and holy surer.)
experiment passed off, in the trial, to Very dear Sir, You will almost
the delight and satisfaction of all pre begin to think that 1 have no intention
sent. So far the plans and purposes of writing to you, but as I had to ex
of the worthy pastor have been change pulpits with a neighbour, and
crowned with success; and, by this, have been fully taken up with necessary
the great Head of the church seems duties up to the present time, I could
to say ' Whatsoever ye shall ask in not command sufficient time to write a
Prayer, believing, ye shall receive." detailed account.
The measure of success already The Bethel, by Divine blessiDg,
138 Home Missionary Magazine
erected here, was opened on the 20th this shall witness, it is in one, and that
of June. At seven o'clock in the morn is Devon ; of old, the Garden of Eng
ing a prayer-meeting was held, that we land, and now becoming the garden of
might implore the gracious presence of the Lord. Amidst Episcopalians truth
the heavenly blessing on the services of is spreading, whilst Dissenters are
the day. At eight, and up to eleven aroused to try what they can do. It
o'clock, the hour of meeting, the many was a beautiful, exhilarating, and novel
companies of friends that poured into sight to behold about 400 persons of
our village gave some pleasing exhibi various denominations assembled in the
tion of the Christian sympathy which cleared part of a wood, to take tea to
exists in the labours of the Missionary. gether ; and then, in connexion with a
We had a regular field-day. My es religious service, to see the Mayor of
teemed and truly affectionate brethren South Molton lay the foundation-stone
in the ministry, in the neighbourhood, of a new village Chapel at Alswear, in
evinced their kindness by the numbers connexion with the church under the
of their people who came. Tiverton pastoral care of the Rev. F. W. Mea
sent 105 of its congregation eleven dows of that town. Nature teemed with
miles, with their hard-working pastor scenic beauty, such as varied foliage,
at their head. Wellington (twenty-live odoriferous flowers, warbling birds and
miles,) sent a goodly company, who purling streams; whilst the susceptible
helped our plates at the collection not a heart of man could not resist a hearty
little. Chumleigh (ten miles,) sent us response to the vocal and instrumental
a small congregation ; and my much choir, amounting to about thirty, who
esteemed brother, Sharp, was with us poured forth prayer and praise to the
in spirit, while, from indisposition, God of all.
his body was absent. Dr. Leifchild The ground is the gift of Francis
preached a heart-thrilling sermon, which John Cockram, Esq., a churchman ; and
told powerfully on a densely crowded the means of paying for the edifice must
auditory. The friends then dined to be expected and entreated from those to
gether (between seventy and eighty,) whom the Lord has granted a gracious
at the Angel-inn, and after dinner the heart with efficient means. The Inde
ministers present addressed the meet pendents of South Molton have already
ing, which gave much pleasure. I for raised amongst themselves i.'50, but as
got to mention that Mr. Kent and Mr. the building is to be somewhat worthy
May, (Baptists,) from Barnstaple, filled the name of a sanctuary of the Most
a good corner of our chapel with their High, those who wish God to be served
company. Dr. L. also preached in the with the best, are solicited to aid in the
afternoon, to a very crowded congrega work of faith and labour of love.
The collections amounted to \\ 10s. CASTLE-HILL CHAPEL, BUCKLAND
6d., full double what I looked for. On
the following sabbath the Rev. W. NEWTON, NEARCERNE, IN CON
H. Heudebourck (Tiverton,) preached NEXION WITH THE HOME MIS
twice to deeply attentive congregations. SIONARY SOCIETY.
There the chapel now stands ; and my On Wednesday, the 5th of June,
best and most heartfelt desire is, may it 1839, the above Home Mission Chapel
prove a great, a glorious blessing, while was publicly opened, and Mr. George
one stone is on another. May its walls Sand ford was publicly ordained as a
never echo any other than a " certain Home Missionary. The morning was
sound j" a sound of rich, free, full sal most auspicious, and before the inter
vation through Immanuel Jesus. In it esting services of the day commenced,
may sinners be converted ; in it may nearly one thousand persons had as
believers be edified. Amen and amen. sembled on Duntish-common, adjoining
William Neill. the chapel. The Rev. Jas. Hargreaves,
Witheridge, Devon, Home Missionary of Morcombelabe,
July 1, 1839. commenced by reading the 132nd
Psalm, and offering a short prayer.
The Rev. Mr. Guinett, of Weymouth,
ANOTHER VILLAGE CHAPEL IN gave out the first hymn. The Rev. J.
Jukes, of Yeovil, then offered the dedi
cation prayer. The Rev. Mr. Laconta,
Is the Gospel making progress in our of Upmay, gave out the second hymn.
own land 1 is a question all who love A small proportion of the company only
that Gospel anxiously propose. By re could find admittance into the chapel,
port it is in thirty-nine counties, and as and according to previous arrangement,
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the congregation now adjourned to a Bishop, John Bishop, of Sydling, and

booth which had been erected on the A. Bisenti, of Stalbridge, took the de
common. The ordination service com votional parts of the service. The Rev.
menced by the Rev. Robert Chamber J. Anderson, of Dorchester, preached
lain, of Swanage, giving out, " From to a second congregation in Mr. Old's
all that dwell below the skies," &c, farm-house near the chapel. Tbe col
and offering a short prayer. The Rev. lections, exclusive of donations received
George Evans, of Mile End, London, on that day, amounted to about X'25.
as the representative of the Home Mis It is hoped that the devotional spirit
sionary Society, in an interesting dis which characterised the services of tbe
course stated the objects and claims of day, will leave a lasting and beneficial
the Society. The Rev. James Trow effect upon the minds of all who were
bridge, of Cerne, asked the usual ques present. Amen.
tions. The Rev. Alfred Bishop, of A debt of about 50 still remains on
Beaminster, prayed the ordination the chapel. The friends on the spot,
prayer; and the Rev. J. Nelson Goulty, and in the neighbourhood, have contri
of Brighton, the Home Missionary's buted liberally towards it.
former pastor, gave the charge from Donations are earnestly and respect
John xii. 26, "If any man serve me," fully solicited from Christian friends at
&c. It was faithful and affectionate, a distance, towards liquidating the
and replete with the most valuable above sum. Subscriptions will be thank
counsels, cautions, and exhortations. fully received by the Secretary, Home
The Revs. Ebenezer Smith, of Mil- Missionary Rooms, 11, Chatham-place,
bourne Port, and James Prior, Home Blackfriars, London ; or by the Revs.
Missionary of Netherbury, gave out the J. Hoxley, of Sherborne j James Trow
hymns. The Rev. J. Anderson, of bridge, of Cerne; and the Home Mis
Dorchester, closed with prayer. The sionary, Glanvill's Wootton near Sher
scene during this service was truly ani borne.
mating and pleasing. The ministers
were seated upon a platform raised six
feet from the ground, between two large
trees, the verdant branches of which On Friday morning, June 7, 1839,
were a shelter to them from the rays of Mrs. Jane Mountstephen, of Fore-
the sun. Behind them wagon-ropes street, Cripplegate, departed this life
had been tied from tree to tree, and after three hours' illness, in the 62nd
winnowing sheets thrown over them, year of her age.
and hung to the ground to keep off the She was a woman that had lived ha
current of air. In the midst of the bitually in the fear of God long before
platform was a pulpit for the preachers, she was called into his immediate pre
&c. In front of the ministers sat the sence above. It seems from her his
large concourse of people on forms ; tory, however, that she was once a de-
outside these, gentlemen's carriages, spiser of good things; but through the
gigs, &c., were drawn up in a semicir instrumentality of a pious farmer she
cular form, filled with ladies, the gen wasjmade acquainted with Jesus Christ,
tlemen sitting on the boxes, all evi and the way of salvation through his
dently enjoying, in a high degree, the precious blood. This change did not
services, which were at once so solemn take place until after her marriage, and
and so delightful. A dinner had been she had become the mother of her two
provided, under the kind superintend- first children. She had constantly at
once of Mr. J . B. Rawlings, Chemist, tended her parish-church, but was en
&c, of Sherborne, assisted by Messrs. tirely unacquainted with vital religion.
Oray and Old, of Duntish. Tables and Under the instructions of this good
forms had been placed on the common ; farmer, however, (who, on account of
but just after the morning service had the spiritual destitution of the place,
closed, a heavy shower of rain fell, ac opened his own bouse for the preaching
companied by thunder, which caused of the Gospel,) her conscience was
tbe friends to take shelter in the chapel, awakened, and she experienced great
and in the farm-house adjoining, where distress of mind on account of her state
dinner was served to us in the best as a sinner before God. She was then
manner the circumstances of the case most anxious to be taught in divine
would permit. things. The pious farmer frequently
In the evening the Rev. Thomas called upon her, and explained to her
Dnrant, of Poole, preached in the cha- the way of salvation by Jesus Christ.
pol (the grass being wet on the com Her mind became enlightened, and so
mon) an impressive sermon from 1 Cor. expanded in sacred subjects, that she
* 31. The Revs. J. N. Goulty, A. was induced to make an open profes
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sion of her faith in Christ, by uniting ing to save such poor, lost, ruined sin
herself with the Baptist church at Col- ners as herself.
lumpton, (a considerable distance from She was a woman of a most thankful
her own village,) under the pastoral spirit. She saw, she felt, she gratefully
care of the Rev. R. Humphrey. acknowledged Divine goodness in the
During the space of ten or twelve blessings conferred upon her; but under
years she continued in fellowship with her deepest afflictions, and her greatest
that people, and adorned the doctrine trials in life, no one ever heard her re
of God her Saviour by a life and con pine never heard a murmur escape
versation in accordance with the Gos her lips. She hud learned the lesson
pel, and an anxious desire to bring all of contentment in every situation ; and
around her to the knowledge of the even of thankfulness in every condition :
truth as it is in Jesus. About that time, therefore you always saw her the same
also, she had many and severe trials of person, cheerful, humble, and grateful.
various kinds, but under all her losses She was a woman ofpeculiar hospitality.
and crosses, and the vicissitudes of Under an unassuming appearance she
outward circumstances, her confidence possessed a fine feeling of tenderness
in God remained unshaken. As the and generosity. In her the poor have
Lord was her light, she had nothing to lost one of the kindest, of the most li
fear. beral and sympathetic friends. She fed
In the dispensations of Providence the hungry, and clothed the naked ; yet
she was removed from Devonshire to she did not let her left band know what
the city of Bristol, and there she be her right did in works of charity.
came a member of the Baptist church She was a woman of a devotional spirit.
under the pastoral care of the Rev. S. She walked with God in her ejacula
Roberts. From Bristol, she came to tions of piety, in private prayer, in
London. It seems she, being a Bap reading the scriptures, and other excel
tist, had some scruples of conscience lent theological works ; in her attend
abcut the propriety of uniting herself ance at the house of the Lord. Oh, how
with an Independent Church. How delighted she used to be when the
ever, as there was not a place of her prayer-meetings were well attended.
own denomination near, which she She was a good woman in all the rela
could conveniently attend, and deem tions of life. " Jesus, lover of my soul,"
ing it improper to make a mere mode of &c. And, " How firm a foundation ye
administering a particular ceremony, an saints of the Lord," &c, were favourite
occasion of absenting herself from the hymns with her. Her children have
table of the Lord, and communion with lost one of the kindest of mothers ; her
his people, she became a member of the servants one of the best of mistresses ;
church in Jewin-street, under the pas and all her acquaintances have lost a
toral care of the Rev. Thomas Wood, sincere, a praying, a faithful, and a
in which she was a consistent wor kind-hearted friend.
shipper of God for the space of fourteen
years, until it pleased her heavenly AFFECTING INSTANCE OF THE UN
Father to take her to himself in glory.
She was a woman of real integrity. CERTAINTY OF HUMAN LIFE.'
You might always confide in what she " What is your life? it is even as a
said, and be assured she was prompted vapour that appearetb for a little lime,
by the most upright motives in what and then vanisheth away." Near to
she did. She was plain in her man my residence lived a young man, a
ners, but sound at heart, speaking al wheelwright, a sober, honest, indus
ways as she thought, and acting always trious person. A short time since, he
in accordance with her professions. was at my chapel, he was taken ill,
She was a person of deep humility. In was confined to his bed only a very
that excellence she shone both in the little while, and died. A few days
eyes of God and man. She felt her ago bis father passed my dwelling,
own state of moral infirmity, and de when I told him I was exceedingly
plored it greatly. She regarded herself sorry for his loss, (he then lay a corpse
as " less than the least of all saints," in his father's house,) he replied it
and unworthy to be called by that name. was a great loss, a heavy trial, but it
How has the writer heard her deplore was God's will, and therefore we
her weakness and manifold imperfec must submit. This was on the Thurs
tions ; and at the same time she has ex day. On the Saturday the corpse
pressed her highest admiration at the was taken to a neighbouring town to
tender mercy, the loving-kindness, the be interred. As the mourners were
matchless grace, and the unutterable returning from tbe funeral, with their
condescension of Jesus Christ in com eyes filled with tears, and their heaits
for August, 1839. 141

with grief, the father suddenly drop cause for lamentation ! How true is
ped down in the street, and expired, it" In the midst of life we are in
so that the same coach which carried death." What a loud call to me to
the dead body of the son to the grave, work while it is day, for the night
brought back the dead body of the cometh, that is the nuht of death, in
parent to the house. O what a scene which no man can work."
of lamentation was there! and what



Alteredfrom Watts's Lyrics into Psalmodic Metre.

The beauties of my heavenly land,
Immortal love inspires;
To goI wait the high command,
And burn with strong desires.
A thousand lamps of golden liyht
Beckon my soul above ;
Hung high, they charm and draw my sight
Toward the world of love.
Bright sentinels who guard the court,
And wait to see me home ;
Where all the happy minds resort;
When will the chariot come ?
Mast ye for ever walk the round,
For ever see mc lie,
A pris'ner of this loathsome ground,
An exile from the sky 1
Some shining servants now descend,
Build me a lonely tomb ;
The lilies round, their aid will lend,
And shed a sweet perfume.
Here I put off the chains of death,
My soul too long has worn ;
Then I begin to sound the depth
Of love, till now unknown.
Thames Ditton. J. c.

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