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LONDON SOCIETY FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE JEWS. The following extract from the commu- this place, and he had not been able to nication of Professor Tholuck will be find any master in Posen: this appears read with interest. It is part of a letter to have produced a salutary impression of a Mr. Hændes.

upon his mind, and he seemed willing “I entered the inn at and found to give himself up soul and body to God. the landlady with a private Jewish I preached for the pastor, on the appearteacher. The woman did not appear ing of the Lord for judgment. The willing to hear what I had to say, but grace of God gave me unusual power, the teacher conversed with me in a very so that the word become a two-edged friendly manner. We were upon the sword, as I represented to them that point of setting off, when the landlord the appearance of the Lord would be appeared : he had previously spoken as the lightning, revealing the hidden with me.

He was very glad to see us, secrets of their hearts. While I was and immediately began to ask us ques- praying, tears fell from the eyes of tions. The doctrine of the Divinity of many. I learnt that there were two Christ gave him most difficulty ; he Jews among the hearers, who had lissaid, “ How can a man be God?I tened with much attention. We had answered, “Is it proper for you to call much earnest conversation with the the mercy-seat God, because God was above-mentioned landlord ; having enthroned upon it ? Christians no more observed that many Christians were call the humanity of Christ God, than well acquainted with the truths of you so call the mercy-seat; the God- the Gospel, but that there was head was enthroned in the humanity of great difference between knowledge Christ.” This appeared to him satis- and practice, and that he ought not factory, and he seemed willing to re- therefore to wonder when he saw so ceive the doctrine.

much want of conformity between their 'A young Israelite came to see conduct and ther principles, he related us, who was warm in his first love to us, after the manner of the Rabbins, towards his Saviour. He came secretly, the following parable :-“ Among us from fear of his parents, and in- Jews the same thing takes place, and I formed us that through Christian friends will relate to you a parable on the subin that place, he had first become ac- ject. quainted with the truth of the Gospel ;

«« There was a rich but very ignorant and that afterwards a young private man, who, notwithstanding his ignoteacher had instructed him further, and rance, was able to understand what the that he was now ready to forsake every passage meant, “Thou shalt love the thing for the sake of the Gospel, cost Lord with all thy heart, and thy neighwhat it might. He did not appear to bour as thyself.' This man gave his have any deep conviction of sin, but he only daughter to a poor Boocher (studwas very simple and child-like; and he ent of the Talmud). This young man had been brought, by the goodness of received from his father-in-law food, the Saviour, to feel his heart warmed a warm chamber, and a salary; and the with love towards him.

old man deprived himself of many things A poor woman came from the coun- for the sake of his son-in-law, who sat try, and begged us to give her a Bible; the whole day, learning one page of the I produced a copy at fourteen groshens. Gemara after another, and thought himAs I mentioned the price, she wept, and self far superior to his father-in-law. said, that she had only eight groshens, One day, as the old man, after much which she had received froin the sale of fatigue, sat down to warm himself, he her potatoes in the market, and that she sank suddenly into a soft sleep upon was willing to take this sum from the the ground. His spirit took its flight support of her family, that she might to heaven, and heard some one call, give to her children the word of God. *Make way for him, he has half the Her joy was therefore great, when I Torah,' (he has studied half of the five allowed her to take the Bible for four books of Moses). His own spirit angroshens.

swered with great surprise, “What is The worthy private teacher, who this? I am only a poor ignorant man;' instructed the young Israelite mentioned but he heard the second time, as he above, gave us the history of the com- ascended higher, Make way, make mencement and progress of this conver- way, he has half shas,' (he has studied sion. The proselyte - passed through half of the Talmud). And his own

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spirit in reply cried with a loud voice, learning made one false step; to whom No, no, I am a poor foolish' man. Hé much is given, from him shall much be then found himself brought suddenly required. Thou art guilty of the whole before the throne on high, and he cried law.' out, ' Oh, how can be worthy of this? This good old man so loved the The angels responded, 'Give room, give word of God, that he could not tear room, he has whole shas,' (he has studied himself

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He had come to the whole Talmud). The judge then the city on account of a fair, but he paid spake from his throne, "Thou hast ful- no attention to his business, in order filled the commandment, Thou shalt that he might be able to converse with love the Lord with all thy heart, and thy neighbour as thyself: and therefore « The Jews of did not come to thou hast fulfilled the whole law.' Not us, for the Rabbi had expressly forbidlong after, the learned son-in-law died den it, under pain of excommunication. also; the angels took his soul, and cried Eight foreign Jews came, one of whom

Room, he has half shas,' (he has stud- had laboured in Amsterdam, and reied half of the Talmud). The soul lated that several Christians there had answered, “What! I have half shas? I become Jews. I showed him that the have studied the whole of the Talmud.' outward Christian and the outward Jew He was carried farther, and they cried, were exactly in the same state. With • Make place, he has half Torah,' (he God, all depends upon the new birth has studied half of the Pentateuch). He of the heart. He thereupon desired to was at last laid down at the feet of his know accurately what this new birth father-in-law, and from thence he cried I explained it to him, and conout, “ What, I half Torah? I have Torah cluded with an earnest address, in which kulle,' (the whole of Moses). The I said to him, that if he remained in his judge said, “Thy father-in-law 'devoted present state, he must be lost. This himself for you, and now you must re- alarmed him exceedingly, but he ensign your knowledge to him, and he deavoured to conceal his anxiety, by receive the benefit thereof.' The soul relating that he had formerly spoken cried out, “That is a most unrighteous with two Christian students, who told judgment! As I have studied the whole him that there was no hell ; and that law, if he is to share my learning with hell only meant remorse of conscience. me, he must also take part of my guilt. I replied, that remorse was a proof of The judge answered, “ You are indebted the certainty of the existence of eternal for your learning to his affection, but as flames; for if there was no hell, there to your works, you bear the guilt your- would be no anxiety about it. Brother self. You have once in your life taught Ball continued the conversation with that to be allowed, which I had forbid- him. These Jews left us with evident den; You have therefore with your anxiety about the way of salvation.'

ROMISH INTOLERANCE. The King of Sardinia has issued an he has further decreed, that the funeral ordinance, prohibiting the Protestants procession shall not be attended by more dying in his dominions from being in- than twelve persons professing the proterred with any public ceremony; and testant religion.

Notices and Acknowledgments. Perhaps OBSERVATOR might be able to obtain the aid of a few friends, hire a room, and begin in a small way, and thus gradually advance to more extended usefulness than he can now venture to hope. It is from such feeble commencements, attempted with a single eye to the glory of God, and accompanied with fervent prayer for a divine blessing, that many valuable institutions have arisen. Put not your trust in princes, nor in any child of man, for there is no help in them,

Received-H. M.-A PROTESTANT.-M. A. B.-T. H.--and A CONSTANT READER.

We have not observed the prevalence of any such practice as M. N. O.censures. Can he tell us where it actually exists? A solitary instance is perhaps scarcely worthy of public reprehension.

Perhaps An old Protestunt of the Church of England would more effectually promote the object he has in view, were he to forward a paper containing the main points of his argument, but with such modifications as his good sense will suggest, to some periodical circulating more generally among that larger class of persons to whom he refers.

INDEX

TO BIOGRAPHY, RELIGIOUS COMMUNICATIONS, &c. &c.

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Account of a young woman..

405
Bale

401
Bradford

441
Browne.

361
Cranmer 1, 41, 81, 121
Grindall. 241, 281, 321
Jewell..

201
Acknowledgments, see Notices.
Address to parishioners, Rev. E, Ward's 58

Rev. P. Roe's 88
Admiral's Prohibition of religious
books..

407
Affection, Tribute of Conjugal. 217
Affliction, Thoughts in..

216
Aged Genius.

207
Albert, Confirmation of Prince 280
American Ministers and Places of
worship...

259
Angelo, Life of the Blessed, Review of 489
Anniversaries of Societies.

200

Page.
Christian Confidence..

254
Christian Knowledge, Society for pro-
moting

36
Church Catechism, Remarks on the
Second Answer of

256, 370
Cleansed Leper.

409
Coachmen and Guards

257
Coleman's Sermons, Review of .

345
Colonial Slavery.

410
Committee Men, Letter to

49
Confirmation, a Father's Letter on..

208
of Prince Albert...... 280
Constantinople, Sufferings of con-

verted Jews at
Conversion of Prince Salm-Salm....

73
Conversions at Cavan..
Convert, Irish ...... 299, 329, 372, 417
Corrie's Funeral Sermon, Review of

25
Cottage Visitor, No. XI...

464
Cranmer, Memoir of....

1, 41, 81, 121
Croly on the Apocalypse, Review of 270
Cross of Christ. Gal. vi. 14...

137
Cunningham's Morning Thoughts,
Extract from...

384
Speech at Cambridge Bible
Society..

502
2 Cor, v. 8. Verses on..

368

197, 433

74, 113

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Bale, Memoir of......

401
Bargemen, Christian Compassion for 139

On the irreligious state of 61
Bather's Sermons, Review of ...... 385
Bequests, On Charitable ,

143
Bible Society 37, 119, 228, 273, 314, 501
Bible, Collations of Ostervald's . 66

Popish Hostility to the.. 264
Birth-day Reflections.

19
Bradford, Memoir of

441
Bradley's Parochial Sermons, Review
of ..

185
British Reformation Society.

277
Browne, Memoir of

361
Browne's, Archdeacon, Charge, Re-
view of

25
Budd on Infant Baptism, Review of 305
Burning Hindoo Widows.... 103, 397

Cambridge Degrees..

79
Canning, Death of Mr...

360
Carpenter's Introduction to the Scrip-
tures, Review of ....

105
Catechism, Church, Remarks on the
Second Answer of

256, 360
Catholic Emancipation...

180
Catholics Roman, Lectures to

436
Cereus, The night-blowing

344
Character, On.

341
Charge of Archbishop of York..

453
Bishop of Chester

25
Bishop of Gloucester

25
Archdeacon Browne...

30
Charitable Bequests

143
Charity, 1 Cor. xiii. 7.....

56
Chester's, Bishop of, Charge, Review of 25
Christian Compassion for Bargemen 139

DEC. 1827.

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Page.

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Harvest....

338 M'Connell's Sermon on the Duke of
Hawtrey's Mystery of Iniquity, Re-

York, Review of......

150
view of ....

110

M'Donnel's Consecration Sermon,
Heber's Hymns, Review of

483
Review of.....

25
Hibernian Society........ 235, 354, 433 M'Neile, Speech of the Rev. Hugh.. 276
Hindoo Widows, on burning

103

Maitland on Prophecy. Review of.... 67
Hindoostan, Farewell to

452 Mandell's Sermon on the Duke of
Hints to Professors..

182

York, Review of... ....... 145
Holmes's Letter and Petition

23

Manners, on prevailing corruption of 477
Holmes's Moravian Mission, Review of 426 Marriage Bill, Unitarian..

447
Honor, Titles of ...

184, 258

Marriage of Protestant Ministers... 119
Horne's Introduction, Review of.... 105 Meditation and Prayer .... 255, 369, 471

Compendious Introd. ditto.. 105 Meditation on a Child's Death... 215
Hostility to the Bible ..

264 Memoirs of Reformers 1,41,81, 121, 161,
Howard's Plain Sermons, Review of 185

201, 241, 281, 321, 361, 401, 441
Human Sacrifices in India

221
Ministry, Change of...

200
Hymns, Heber's
483 Montgomery's Pelican Isle

487
Singing of

30, 483

Mortimer's Sermon on the Duke of
York, Review of....

149
Immortality of the Soul.......... 90 My Beloved is mine and I am His.... 18
India, Human Sacrifices in..

221
Insincerity, on.....
293 Navy, Royal..

320
Intelligence 37, 74, 113, 154, 192, 227, Naval and Military Bible Society.... 503

273, 314, 501 Notices and Acknowledgments 40, 80, 120,
Ireland, on the Reformation in 98, 177,

160, 280, 320, 360, 400, 440, 512
178, 192, 377, 433
Irish Convert........299, 329, 372, 417

Obituary of John Leachman...'....

76
Irving's Babylon foredoomed-Re.

S. S.....

169
view of......

67

Ostervald's Bible. Collations of.... 66
Isaiah xl. 8........

144
Iver, Annual Address of the Minister

Pelican Isle, Review of Montgomery's 487
58
Patience in Afflictions..

13
Papal Sketches..

14, 52, 91
J.-- K---, to the Memory of

328
Peggs's Suttees' Cry, Review of......

221
Jay's Lectures-Review of..... 265

Piety, Youthful..

289
Jews's Sufferings at Constantinople.: 197 Pope and Maguire..

200
Jewel, Memoir of ... ...... 161, 201

Pope Leo XII. Proclamation of 316
Jones's Sermons Review of........ 185

Popish Hostility to the Bible.. 264
Joy and Grief, on the influence of... 295

Intolerance

512
Justification, on the procuring cause Portugal, Troops sent to...

40
of...

337, 383

Poynder, J. Esq. Speech of, Review
of...

221
King, Papal treatment of the Portrait Prayer and Meditation.. 369, 471
of the

359, 329 Prayer Book and Homily Society 317, 434
Professors, Hints to....

182
Labrador..

120

Protestants, treatment of, on the Con-
Lausanne Bible..

37
tinent..

73, 119, 512
Leachman, Obituary of John.. 76

Providence, on Trust in

183
Lectures to Catholics..

446
Providence, overruling..

415
Leo XII's Proclamation..

316

Proclamation of Pope Leo XII.... 316
Leper, Cleansed....

409
I.etter of the late Rev. R. de Courcy 335 Quaker's, yearly Epistle.......

Rev. W. Romaine 248 Quarterly Review and Bible Society 501

J. Thornton, Esq... 297
of S. S. Extracts from.... 169 Poetry.
and Petition of Rev. J. I.

Aged Genius....

207
Holmes.....
23 Christian Confidence.

254
on taking S. S. Children to

Erin....

304
Church..
22 Evening..

247
on Confirmation....
208 Farewell to Hindoostan...

452
to a Friend...
302 Immortality of the Soul..

90
Life, on the difficulties of Human 327 On Isaiah xl. 1..

144
Life, true way to eternal....... 260 On Mark xiv. 37.

384
Literary Intelligence.

153, 432
On 2 Corinthians v. 8..

368
Lloyd's Appeal, Review of...

110 On seeing the Portrait of Rev.
London Society....

396, 511
Legh Richmond.......

416

.... 352

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Roe, Rev. P. Annual Address of .... 88
Sermon by...

9
on the Duke of
York, Review of

152
Romaine, Letter of Rev. Wm. 248
Roman Catholic Question.. 154, 180
Romish Intolerance

512
Royal Navy

320
Rubrics, Observations on.

28

Patience in Affliction. Isaiah xxx.
18-21.....

13
The Rainbow and New Wheat Ear 406
The cleansed Leper...

409
The Vaudois ..

482
The night blowing Cereus.. 344
Thoughts in Affliction..

216
Trust in Providence....

183
To the Memory of J-K-g

328
REVIEW.
Bather' Sermons

385
Bradley's Parochial Sermons

185
Browne's Archdeacon, Charge.... 25
Budd on Infant Baptism

305
Carpenter's Compendious Introd... 105
Chester's Bp. of, Do....

25
Coleman's Sermons

345
Corrie's Funeral Sermon.

25
Croly on the Apocalypse..

270
Davison on Prophecy..

67
Dealtry’s Sermons

385
De Grey's Visitation Sermon... 25
Evanson's Conversion of Prince
Salm Salm..

73
Frere on Prophecy.

67
Gloucester's Bp. of, Charge.

25
Hawtrey's Mystery of Iniquity.. 110
Heber's Hymns...

483
Holmes's United Brethrens' Mis-
sions

426
Horne's Introduction to the Scrip-
tures

105
Compendious Ditto 105
Howard's Plain Sermons ..., 115
Irving's Babylon Foredoomed 67
Jay's Lectures

265
Jones's Sermons

185
Life of the Blessed Angelo...

489
Lloyd's Appeal.

110
Macconnell's Ditto

150
Maitland on Prophecy..

67
M'Donnell's Consecration Sermon. 25
Mandel's Ditto

147
Memoirs of a West India Planter.. 496
Montgomery's Pelican Isle.... 487
Mortimer's Ditto

149
Peggs's Suttees' Cry.

221
Poynder's Speech

221
Roe's Ditto

152
Robinson's Funeral Sermon...... 25
The System....

496
Thompson on South America 349

Wilson's Sermon on Duke of York 145
Rainbow and New Wbeatear ...... 406
Recantation of Roman Catholics.... 193
Reformers, Memoirs of 1, 41, 81, 121,

161, 201, 241, 281, 321, 361, 401, 441
Reformation in Ireland, On 98, 177, 178,

192

Salm Salm, Conversion of Prince 73
Seaman's Friend..

140, 209
Sermon by Rev. P. Roe

9
Rev. John Scott.

477
on Micah, vi. 8.

129
Whitsunday

249
Sermons on the Duke of York, Re-
view of

147
Mandell's

ib.
Macconnell's.

150
Mortimer's.

149
Roe's..

152
Wilson's...

146
Silesia, Reformation in

158
Slave Prodnce, On abstinence from.. 96
Slavery, On Colonial

410
Society, Bible 37, 119, 228, 273, 314, 501
SOCIETIES.
Anniversaries of

200
Bible

228, 314, 433, 501
-Naval and Military... 503

235, 354, 433
Jews

396,511
Missionary, Church 159, 227, 315, 433

587

London.. 435
Prayer Book and Homily.... 317, 434

Promoting Christian Knowledge.. 508
Socinian Marriage Bill...

447
Strange Preachers, On admission into
Pulpits..

38
Speech of Rev. J. W. Cunningham 502
Lord Farnham..

113
John Poynder, Esq.

251
Rev, T. T. Thomason...... 501
Archbishop of Tuam

273
Steinkopff's Dr. Resignation..

40
Suttees' Cry to Britain..

221
System, The, Review of.

496

Hibernian ......

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158
Meeting at Cavan 113
Society

277
Reflections on a Birthday..

19
Religion, On....

101
Richmond, Death of Rev. Legh .... 234
Riland's West India Planter, Review of 496
Robinson's Funeral Sermon, Review of 25

in Silesia ..

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