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volumes the editor will supply these befel him in his travels, and of a mass of serious defects.
documents illustrative of the origin of the conflict, and the prospects of the slave. On these grounds Dr. Massie claims for the
North the anti-slavery sympathy of Eng. Missions Apostolic and Modern. An Ex
land. Beyond doubt the cause of this civil position, By FREDERIC W. Briggs. London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1864;
war now desolating the States of the South
was slavery; and we think that the issue 12mo. pp. 334.-We have read this vo
of the struggle will be its destruction. But lume, by a Wesleyan minister, with un
the North did not enter on the conflict feigned pleasure. It is a commentary on
with that object in view. It has had to be the thirteenth and fourteenth chapters of
coerced by events into the conviction that the Acts of the Apostles. The author with
slavery must be overthrown. The converconsiderable force and skill endeavours to
sion has been rapid, and we are glad to develope from the example and teaching of have Dr. Massie's testimony to its completethe great Apostle the principles of modern
ness. His book is a mine of information missionary enterprise. His views are sober,
on these topics; but it requires a miner's without much novelty, and sustained by patience to read it in order to bring to the illustrations from missionary records. These light the really important facts of the case. illustrations are far too brief, and it is this
Reports of speeches at public meetings and part of the author's labours that we consi
wearisome American addresses form the der defective. When treating of the for
staple of the work, and seem to be inserted mation of churches, he says: “The churches
simply to make known how Dr. Massie of apostolic times were objectively, communities of persons who, on their profes
spoke and was received. A book one-third
the size would have sufficed to tell us all sion of faith in Christ, had been baptized that Dr. Massie has really to say, or that into His name; and they were therefore un
his readers desire to understand. derstood to be formally and solemnly separated from the world, and devoted to His
Sunbeam Stories. A selection of the service. Everywhere, during the age of
Tales by the Author of " A Trap to Catch the Apostles, the Church, as represented in
a Sunbeam." "London : Lockwood & Co. the history of its formation, and as it existed before the world, is seen to be a so
1863. 12mo. pp. 333.--Our young friends ciety called forth and separated to Christ by
will welcome these charming stories, and to
their perusal we remit them, with a feeling baptism"--p. 267. With such views as these
something like regret that our childhood we do not wonder that Mr. Briggs should
had not such volumes to read. hint that by many of his brethren ** this description might be objected to as both too Something about Jesus. London: Hamilexclusive and incomplete.” But fidelity to ton, Adams & Co. 1864. 24mo. pp. 78. scriptural authority will not suffer him to Exquisite typography, tinted paper, and modify his statements; he has only to do elegant binding, here set off, as worthily with the Church as it first existed, and with as such matters can, a selection from the the results of “the successful ministry of Gospels of the words and acts of Jesus. Saint Paul.” Thus, in a somewhat round- The only additions of the compiler are a about fashion, he hints that infant baptism few headings and devout verses of poetry. has no support in apostolic precept or practice. The candour of this admission is fairly
Horrors of the Virginian Slave Trade characteristic of the tone of the entire and of the Slave-rearing Plantations. The volume.
true Story of Diana, an escaped Virginian
Slave. By John Hawkins Simpson. LonAmerica : The Origin of her present don: A. W. Bennet. 1863. 12mo. pp. Conflict, &c. By J. W. Massie, D.D., 64.-A tale of horror, descriptive of slave. LL.D. London: Snow. 1864. pp. 427. life in the Southern States. It bears all the Dr. Massie was one of a deputation of two marks of a truthful story. gentlemen sent to the United States, by the Emancipation Societies of Manchester The Child's Commentator. By Ingram and London, to assure the people of the COBBIN. Part 6. London: Jackson, WalNorthern section that the sympathies of ford and Hodder.—This very useful little the mass of Englishmen were with them in book is beautifully printed, and is adorned the great struggle with the slaveholders of with excellent pictures. Mothers will find the South. This bulky volume contains it invaluable for the religious instruction of his report. It consists of incidents that their children.
The Mother of the Wesleys: A Biogra- cal examination of the rendering of the phy. By the Rev. John Kirk. London: word Baptizo, published more than twenty Henry James Tresidder, Ave Maria-lane. years ago by our much-esteemed and Sold by John Mason, 66, Paternoster-row. talented brother, Dr. Gotch. The volume -This is an interesting volume, although is edited by the brother of the author, the too large a portion of it relates to the Rev. John Howard Hinton. We cannot family and connections rather than the do better than introduce it to our readers mother of the Wesleys. She was truly a with a quotation from his preface—“ The remarkable woman, of great strength of writer is justly entitled to the credit of mind and firmness; and her treatment of diligence, carefulness, and fairness. He her children well deserves the considera- does not pretend to be an authority in tion, if not the imitation, of modern ecclesiastical history, or to have made permothers. The infant-life of every one of sonal examination of original documents : her children was regulated by method. but he has had the good sense, in the first From their birth they had their appointed place, to make faithful use of all materials hours for the cradle and rocking, for within his reach; and, in the second, to rising and going to bed. Their diet was pass all his thoughts under the review of also under equally rigid regulation. They men who occupy the very pinnacles of were allowed three meals a day, and never Biblical criticism in the United States. permitted to eat between meals. Should a He po:sesses both vigour and originality; child obtain food from the servants, the and he exhibits in this treatise even more child was certainly whipped, and the ser- originality than might have been deemed vants were severely reprimanded. They possible on such a subject. He often argues were compelled to eat and drink whatever independently, and in these cases he attains was placed before them, and when ill, they much point, clearness, and success; while took readily the most unpleasant medicine, every page is characterised by a constitubecause they durst not refuse it. She tional and inexhaustible vivacity, which taught them, when infants, to fear the renders the perusal of the work almost as rod and to cry softly; and not one of them entertaining as it is instructive." was ever heard to cry after it was a year old. She never attempted to teach them
The Crisis of Being. Six Lectures on the letters of the alphabet until they had Religious Decision. By the Rev. D. completed their fifth year; but in every
Thomas, D.D. Fourth Edition. London : instance but two, the alphabet was tho.
Jackson, Walford & Co. 1864. Pp. 119. roughly learned on the first day of instruc
The Progress of Being. Six Lectures on tion. The first lesson after the alphabet
the True Progress of Man. By the Rev. was the commencement of the first chapter
D. Thomas, D.D. Third Edition. Louof the Bible, which was invariably mas
don: Jackson, Walford & Co. 1864. Pp. 122. tered without any intermediate instruction
These are cheap editions of two wellin sounds and syllables. We give no
known books. They have an attraction opinion respecting the wisdom of such for many; but to us this author's writings treatment of children generally. In the
would be more welcome were the style Wesley family the results fully justified
more simple and the thought less pretenit; and the obedience thus compelled was
tious in its form. Too often the idea is in every instance rendered with affection. crushed by the weight of words, or hidden It is not surprising that Methodism, with
by an affectation of philosophical expresits severity of discipline, if not tyranny, should have been founded by the son of Loving Words of Caution, Counsel, anıl such a mother.
Consolation, for such as are seeking to be A History of Baptism from the Inspired
like their Lord. In poetry and prose. Lonand Uninspired Writings. By Isaac Taylor
don: H. J. Tresidder, 17, Ave Maria
Lane. 1864.-A collection of short pieces Hinton, of Saint Louis, United States. Revised and recommended by John Howard
both in poetry and prose, calculated to Hinton, M.A., with a preface and an appena
arouse, strengthen, and comfort the people
of God. dix by Frederic W. Gotch, LL.D. London : J. Heaton & Son, 42, Paternoster- The Essenes : Their History and Docrow. 1864.-- This is the twelfth volume trines. An Essay, reprinted from the of the Bunyan Library for the publication transactions of the Literary and Philosoand republication of standard works by phical Society of Liverpool. By Christian eminent Baptist authors. It is a republi- D. Gensburg, LL.D. London: Longman, cation of a book published many years Green, Longman, Roberts and Green. since in America. The appendix is a criti- 1864.- In this Essay we have a statement
of the doctrines, practices, rise, progress grave, and in eternity. Its teachings are and numbers of a sect, respecting which beautifully simple, and Scriptural, and comparatively few have any clear notions. sweet; sweet, indeed, would be the home of All that the ancients have written on the both rich and poor, if thoroughly influsubject is given, so that the conclusions of enced by the principles therein expounded the writer may be tested by every reader. and enforced. Subjoined, also, is an account of most modern writings worthy of note, in which The Soul Gatherer. By the Author of reference is made to the Essenes. We
“ The Way IIome for the Child of the Kingshould like to see it published in a more dom." London: James Nisbet & Co., 1864. substantial and permanent form.
-We can scarcely conceive it possible for Pleasant Hours with the Bible : or Scrip
a Christian to read this little book without ture Queries on various subjects.
being incited to efforts to gather souls into Pleasant Hours with the Bible: or the garner of Christ. We hope it may be Answers to Scripture Queries.
extensively circulated. London : The Religious Tract Society, 56, Paternoster-row.
What saith the Scripture concerning the These Scripture Queries and Enigmas
Kingdom and Advent of Christ? By W.
P. Lyon, B.A. Cheap edition. Elliot Stock, have appeared in the “ Sunday at Home,"
62, Paternoster - row, London, E.C. and are published in a collected form, at
Whilst we do not imagine the study of the request of numerous readers. They the Millennium or the numerous theories are calculated to aid both instructors and
respecting it, calculated to increase one's pupils in teaching the Scriptures. No
piety and influence, we think it desirable parent or teacher in a Sabbath or day- that every Christian should have some defischool should be without a copy.
nite and intelligent opinion on a subject to The Family Circle. By the Rev. An- which such prominency is given by some of DREW Morton, Edinburgh. Third thou- the most popular, if not the wisest, writers sand. Edinburgh: William Oliphan & Co. of the present day. We therefore heartily London: Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1864. recommend this volume. It contains a clear, This little volume is intended for the concise, and forcible exposition of the whole fireside of "the common people," and its question. simple object is to show how the humblest homes may be made happy.” The first part Instructions to the Anxious Enquirer and considers the Family Circle in its constitu- the Young Convert. By Jno. HEWSON. ent element, and treats of home, the hus- London : Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster. band, the wise, the father, the mother, and row, 1864. Price 11d.- In this tract the the child. The second part considers the enquirer is directed to Christ, and the Family Circle in its corrective aspect, in young convert is exhorted to Baptism and prosperity, in adversity, dispersed, in the Church fellowship.
MINISTERIAL CHANGES. The Rev. W. G. Lewis has resigned the pastorate of the church meeting in Salem Chapel, Cheltenham.- The Rev. J. Arnold, of Mr. Spurgeon's College, London, has accepted the unanimous invitation of the church at Westgate, Rotheram.—Mr. John Jackson, of Mr. Spurgeon's College, has accepted the unanimous invitation of the church at Sevenoaks.The Rev. C. Smith,
of Langley, Essex, has accepted the invitation of the church at Hadleigh, Suffolk.-The Rev. William Leach, late of Northampton, has accepted the pastorate of the church at the Plumstead Tabernacle for twelve months.— The Rev. G. Whitehead (late of Shotley Bridge) has accepted the invitation of the Mission Committee of Union Chapel (Rev. A. Maclaren's), Man. chester, to take charge of the new causi od
West Gorton.-The Rey. R. Davies has
day, sermons were preached by the Revs. resigned the pastorate of the English Bap- W. Best, B.A. (pastor), and E. Conder, tist church, Bethel Chapel, Maesteg, Gla- M.A. morganshire.--Mr. W. H. Knight, of the
WalwoRTH-ROAD, London.—The new Metropolitan Tabernacle College, has ac
chapel intended for the church and congrecepted the pastorate of the Baptist church
gation, recently worshipping at Lion-street Madeley, Salop.—Mr. T. G. Hughes, of
Chapel, was opened on April 19th. The the Metropolitan Tabernacle College, has first service was a devotional meeting, preaccepted the unanimous invitation of the
sided over by the pastor. At noon the Baptist Church, Woodstock.—Mr. B. D. John, of Haversordwest College, has ac
same day, the sermon was preached by the
Rev. F. Tucker, of Camden-road Chapel. cepted the invitation of the church at St.
The friends adjourned after the sermon, to Melons, Monmouthshire.-Mr.Jno. Harris, of Haverfordwest College, has accepted the
the Clayton school-room, York-street, to
partake of a cold collation. W. M'Arthur, unanimous invitation of the churches at
Esq., presided, and Mr. J. E. Tresidder, Molleston and Myrtletwy, Pembrokeshire. -Mr. Seth V. Lewis has resigned his
hon. sec. to the building committee, Mr. J. ministry at Cothill and Fyfield after twenty
Burgess, Mr. W.H. Watson, Mr.G.Bayley,
and other friends addressed the assembly. three years' service, having accepted an invitation to be minister of Drayton
A sermon was preached in the new chapel
in the evening, by the Rev. J. P. Chown, Chapel, and afternoon preacher at the of Bradford. On the following evening a Baptist Chapel, Ock-street, Abingdon.
public meeting was held, presided over by The Rev. J. Dore has resigned the pasto- W. H. Watson, Esq. Mr. J. E. Tresidder rate of the Baptist church, Pontesbury:
read an interesting account of the progress The Rev. John R. S. Harrington has of the efforts which had led to the building resigned the pastorate of the Baptist
of the new chapel. The Revs. R. Robinson, church in Ross.--- Mr. Harington, having
H. S. Brown, S. G. Green, B.A., C. Vince, embraced Pædo-baptist views The Rev. N. Haycroft, M.A., C. H. Spurgeon, and Charles White, Long Buckby, North
P. J. Turquand, delivered addresses. On amptonshire, bas accepted an invitation
the evening of April 21st, the Rev. J. to become the minister of the English Bap- Stoughton, of Kensington, preached ; and tist church, Iligh-street, Methyr Tydvil.
on April 22nd, a communion service, pre-The Rev. Ebenezer Edwards, late of
sided over by the Rev. Dr. Steane, was Newport, has accepted the pastoral charge held, when above 500 members of Chrisof the church recently organised at New tian churches were present. We are glad to Milford, Pembroke.—The Rev. John Har
add that through the liberality of friends, per, of Rawdon College, has accepted the the whole cost of the erection, amounting unanimous invitation of the Baptist church,
to £5,900, has been defrayed. Horsforth, Leeds.— The Rev. J. J. Joplin, is about to remove from Chippenham to
UXBRIDGE, April 19.---The anniversary Halifax, Nova Scotia.--Mr. G. Stevens has of the Baptist Chapel, Uxbridge, was held. accepted the invitation of the church at The Rev. A. McMillan, of Craven-hill Church-street, Stoke Newington. - The Chapel, and the Rev. W. G. Lewis, of Rev. T. E. Fuller has resigned the pasto
Westbourne-grove, preached. rate of the church at Wellington-street, DUNCAN-STREET, NEWINGTON, EDINLuton, and in the hope of benefiting Mrs. BURGH.-The church under the pastoral Fuller's health has accepted an appoint- care of the Rev. W. Tulloch, until rement at the Cape of Good Hope.
cently worshipping at The Tabernacle, has entered upon possession of a neat, com
fortable, and comodious chapel in DuncanANNIVERSARY AND OPENING
street, Newington. The opening services SERVICES.
commenced on Lord's day, the loth, when SOUTH-PARADE CHAPEL, LEEDS.--This the Rev. J. Paterson, D.D., of Glasgow, building, which has been closed since the preached morning and evening, and the Rev. Ist of Feb., for alterations and repairs, was W. L. Alexander, D.D., in the afternoon. again opened on April 10th, when sermons On the 17th, the Revs. T. W. Medhurst, were preached, in the morning by the Rev. J. Robertson, J. Pirie, Ninian Wright, J. Makepeace, of Bradford, and in the James E. Dovey, Francis Johnston, and evening by the Rev. Robert N. Young. Daniel Kemp and F. Naylor, Esq., delivered The services were continued on April addresses. 14th, when the Rev. W. Landels, of Lon- THETFORD, NORFOLK.-A new chapel don, preached ; and on the following Sun- was opened on April 5th, when the Revs. George Gould, of Norwich, and John Keed, Pembroke-dock; M. Morgan, of New-wells, of Cambridge, preached. The Revs. J. Sage, Montgomeryshire; H. J. Morgan, Pemof Kenninghall; J. P. Lewis, of Diss; and broke-dock; T. Davies, D.D.; T. Birdett, W. Lloyd, of Barton-mills, united in the M.A.; D. Davies, Pembroke; B. Havard ; services. On the following Sabbath, April J. Williams, B.A.; and M. Morgan, con10th, the Rev. C. Elven, of Bury, preached. ducted the services. The chapel at Thetford is the fourth which the Suffolk Mission has been the means of
Putney.—April 19th, a meeting was held, erecting during its brief existence, and it
for the purpose of welcoming the newlyassists in sustaining the ministry in seven
elected pastor, the Rev. J. T. Gale. The important stations.
chair was taken by the Rev. J. Hardcastle, ABBEY-ROAD CHAPEL., St. John's-wood.
Esq., and interesting and appropriate ad
dresses were delivered by the pastor, the Lid most interesting series of opening services, has just been held in the new Bap
Revs. Dr. Angus, I. M. Soule, J. Byrnes, of tist chapel, St. John's-wood, commenced by
Kingston ; J. W. Genders, of Wandsworth ; a united communion on May 5th, which was
D. Jones, B. A., of Brixton ; S. G. Green, well attended, and conducted by Dr. Angus.
B. A., W. H. Tetley, of Rawdon College; On the following morning, the Hon. and
J. Gurney, Esq., and D. King, Esq. Rev. B. W. Noel preached. After the ser
STRETFORD, MANCHESTER.—May 4th, a vice some 250 friends sat down to a colla
meeting was held in the Town Hall, to tion, at the close of which a very interesting
welcome the Rev. Fitzherbert Bugby, as report was read by Mr. J. C. Bowser, the
pastor of the new Union Church. J. hon. secretary, followed by addresses from Ryland, Esq., of Langford Hall, in the chair. the Revs. Newman Hall, J. Stratten, Dr.
The Revs. A. McLaren, B.A., of ManchesAngus, F. Trestrail, W. Stott, and Mr.
ter; G. W. Clapham, of Preston; W. F. Nicholson, of Bristol. The chapel will
, of Blackpool; and A. Mursell, of hold 1,100 persons, with extensive school. Manchester, gave addresses. rooms and baptistry. The first stone was
MISCELLANEOUS. laid April 27, 1863. Already the outlay
HARROW.-The foundation-stone of the has been not less than £7,800 towards which about £2,000 have been given or
new chapel, Ilarrow, was laid on April 23,
by Sir Morton Peto, Bart., M.P. After promised, leaving a debt of £6,000; but,
the Rev. C. Bailhache had read the Scripas £2,000 of that sum is in part covered by holding the freehold and by residences interesting sketch of the history of the
tures and prayed, the pastor gave a deeplyon the ground, £4,000 has yet to be raised. Contributions will be thankfully received
church, and the Rev. J. A. Spurgeon by Mr. J. C Bowser, 1, Queen's Terrace,
delivered an address, as did also the Rev.
Dr. Steane. The Revs. W. W. Evans, St. John's Wood, London, N.W.
Joseph Simpson, of Edgeware W. Fisk,
of Chipperfield, and other ministers and PRESENTATIONS.
friends, took part in the service. GLASGOW, April 12th.—The Rev. J.
Ewas HAROLD, HEREFORDSHIRE.—-On Boulding, a purse of sovereigns and Smith's “ Dictionary of the Bible," from the church
April 11, the foundation-stone of the and congregation of Bath-street Chapel.
chapel, which is about to be built in the EDENBRIDGE, April 12th.—The Rev. B.
village, was laid. The Rev. J. Bullock, Dickens, a purse of sovereigns, a token of
M.A., of Abergavenny; Mr. T. Pearce, esteem and attachment from the church and
Rev. R. Johns, of Llanwenarth; the Rev.
C. Burleigh, of Orcop; Rev. T. French, congregation.
of Hereford; the Rey. E. Sinclair, of TRURO, April 22nd.—The Rev. J. Lewis,
Peterchurch; the Rev. E. Compton, of a purse of sovereigns, from the church and congregation, on the occasion of his leav
Llanvihangel ; the Rev. J. Beard, of Garing Truro.
way; and the Rev. T. Williams spoke.
GOSPEL OAK FIELDS, LONDON.- The
services of the church were removed on ORDINATION AND RECOGNITION
Sunday, April 19th, from the temporary SERVICES.
chapel to the New Temperance Hall in MANORBIER, PEMBROKESHIRE.—On the Winchester-street, Malden-road, and desig19th April, Mr. T. Pryce, of Haverford- nated Albert Hall. The Rev. W. Trot. west College, was publicly recognised pastor man, of Blackmore, Essex, and the Rev. of the churches at Manorbier and Cold-inn, J. Pells, of Soho Chapel, Oxford.street, in the neighbourhood of Tenby. The Revs. preached. On the 19th, a meeting was J. Griffiths, St. Florence; E. Davies, of held to commemorate the entrance of the