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their work in some small degree subservient to its production. To him be the praise !

The CONDUCTORS of the CHRISTIAN OBSERVER find an additional source of satisfaction in the gradual diminution of those vehement prejudices, which assailed their underLaking at its outset, and for a tine impeded its success. If the groundless and contradictory clamours of Calvinismand“ Arminianismhave subsided, they are disposed to attribute the circumstance to an increasing conviction, among religious persons, that the questions which agitate the partizans of these two systems are comparatively unimportant, and little affect the foundations of our common Christianity; and that therefore, on such topics (to use a trite but significant espression) good men may agree to differ." It has been with the view of bringing Christians to this wise and beneficial determination, that they have employed so much of their time in correcting the mistakes and misapprehensions of writers on both sides of this endless controversy. And although they may have seemed to many, to neglect, in the eagerness of polemical discussion, the paramount interests of practical piety; yet they acted from a belief, that in order effectually to promote those interests, and to call men off from the angry contentions in which they were engaged to the cultivation of a spirit of Christian unity and peace, it was necessary to impress strongly on their minds the comparative unprofitableness of the speculations which excited their animosity, and fully to expose to them the errors and misrepresentations, the prejudice and want of charity with which both parties were sometimes chargeable. They derive comfort, in looking forward to the future, from the hope that it will no longer be requisite to divert an equally large share of their attention from practical objects to those of a controversial description.

Had any thing been wanting to confirm the Conductors of the Christian OBSERVER in the view they have given of the question which has now been alluded to; a view, as they

conceive, perfectly coincident with that of our Church ; it would have been found in a work, proceeding from high authority, which has recently issued from the

press.

The friends of evangelical theology, no less than those of the oppressed African race, have occasion to regret the loss of the distinguished talents of the late Bishop of St. Asaph : but he has left behind him a memorial of his theological opinions

which will not carry with it the less weight, when the cir• cumstances are considered under which it has met the pub

lic eye. The CONDUCTORS of the ChrisTIAN OBSERVER will embrace another opportunity of making their readers fully acquainted with this seasonable production. In the mean time they will observe, that could they have emulated the eloquence of this learned and lamented prelate, they would gladly have chosen the same language in which to have enounced the same sentiments. With him they would say to their fellow Christians in general, but especially to the clergy of the land; “ Leave these barren disquisitions. Apply yourselves, with the whole strength and power of your minds, to do the work of Evangelists. Proclaim to those who are at enmity with God, and children of his wrath, the glad tidings of Christ's pacification. Suund the alarm, to awaken to a life of righteousness, a world lost and dead in trespasses and sins. Lift aloft the blazing torch of Revelation, to scatter its rays over them that sit in darkness and the shadow of death : and guide the footsteps of the benighted wanderer into the paths of life and peace.”

p. 29.

The CONDUCTORS of the CHRISTIAN OBSERVER have inti. mated, on many former occasions, that it was their great aiin to recommend to their readers a plain and practical religion; and that they should feel themselves greatly indebted to such correspondents as should aid them in their design. They likewise suggested, that this important end might be much promoted, by the occasional introduction of that ligher spe

* Charge delivered to his clergy in the month of August, 1806. Hatchard.

cies of writing, which amuses while it instructs, and which may therefore serve to conciliate the attention of the intelligent youth of both sexes to the concerns of religion; an object which is certainly of immense moment, and yet often of extreme difficulty. They have reason indeed to be grateful for the many valuable contributions which they have received to both these departments of their miscellany. They hope however to be excused, if they venture to call on their correspondents for continued support, in a cause which, they do not hesitate to say, is worthy of their best exertions.

At the close of the Number for December (p. 798) the CONDUCTORS of the CHRISTIAN OBSERVER have stated the ground on which they have thought themselves entitled to increase the price of their publication. What they have there said, they doubt not, will prove satisfactory to every considerate mind; and to that they refer their readers. They have now only to renew their acknowledgments to their correspondents for the able assistance afforded by them, and to the public for its liberal patronage; and again to express their anxious desire, that the efforts which they employ to · advance the interesis of the Redeemer's kingdom, may obtain his approbation and blessing, and may tend to his glory.

VOL. V.

BEING FOR THE YEAR 1806.

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NUMBER 1.

REVIEW OF.... Daubany's Discurses....

Foster's Essays...Lutter on the Deatis of

R:LIG. COM... Sketches of the Reforma.

Mr. Pitt... Simeon's Churchman's Con-

ting, No. IX. Sentiments of Latimer on

fession.......

Prulestination, &c...On I Tim. vi, 10...

.p. 94-118.

LIT. AND PHIL. INTEL... Great Britain....

On soitifying Youth against lufidel Prin.

France... Denmark...Germany ... Russia

riples...On Anger ..Importance of Man-

New Publications............p. 120-1?1.

ner in the Pulpit.. A Mitigated Law...

Relic. INTEL... Mission to Tartary...

Theological Library...Means of rightly

West Indies...Catechisins, p. 122–126.

impressing the Minds of Children... Au.

PUB. AFFAIRS... Continental Intel...East

vantage of Preachers being able to spell

Indies and America...Great Britain -

...On the Inscription by Mr. Fox to the

General Refections... New Ministry,

Memory of the late Bishop of Down and

&c.......

Connor

p. 127-154.

.p. 1-15

EccLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS ..p. 135.

MISCEL...On interesting ourselves about

Political Events..Iliastration of that

NUMBER III.

Charity which believeth all Things to RELIG. COM...Funeral Serinon on the

Men's Pirjudice, and of that which D'ath of Martin Luther... Bishop Lati-

culis evil cood... On the Character of Dr. mer's Sentiments on Baptism, the Church,

Ileylin as an Historian... On the Pro-

Preachins, Interpretation of Parables-

prieties of the Female Character, p. 17-- General Riiparks...on I Pet, iv, 1 and

24 2...On I Tim. vi. 10... Prophecies re.

REVIEW Daubeny's Discourses... specting the Destruction of Jerusalem..

Foster's Essays...Cockburn's Address... Lawfulness of anger...Arlvice to yomg

The Critical Review.......

....... p. 26-52

Men...Private Religions Societies... The

LIT, AND PHIL. INTEL... Great Britain--

necessary Erudition...llebrew and Italia

Exet Ceutlia College---Comet...Germany an Bibles......

........p. 157-154.

... View Publications........ ..p. 54, 55

MISCEL.. Scott's Lay of the last Minstrel

RE:10. ISTEL... New South Wales... Tar- ...Duclling...Horrors of the Slave Trade

tarr-Cape of Good Hope- Misjon ... Anti-jacobin's Review of Foster's Es-

Society to Africa and the Easi-Society saye... Lines on a Daughter's Loss of

for promoting Christian Knowledge

Sight...

a Friend gathering

East Indies

...p. 56, 57

wild Flowers...

....p. 151-160,

Prs AFFAIRS...Continental Intelligence REVIEW OF... Robinson's Christian System

...creat Britain-Parliamentary Pro- ... Tuke's Principles of the Quakers...

(reuings... General Refectious, &c. p. Smith and Willinills on the Origin of

59-63

Moral Evil, Predestination, &c... Foster's

OBITUARY... Right Hon. William Pitt...

Essays

•p. 161-166.

Dishop of O-sory......

..p. 63-65

LIT. AND PHIL. INTEL...Great Bitain...

Distress in Germany.

East India College...N-1 Publications,

Deatb of Lord Cornwallis....

p. 199–190.

RELIG. INTEL... Institution for Poor Pious

NUMBER II.

Clergyinen...East Indies... America

R::G. CON...Character of John Lord

Prisoners of llar.. ... ... ...p. 190–193,

Pus
Harrington... Bi-bop Latimer's View of

AFFAIRS.... Continental...('ape of
the Way of Saivation- Justification by

Good Hope...America... Great Britain,

Faith, &c... Marginal References...On Parliamentary Procecdings, &c. p. 193

violating Truth... Mr. Daubeny's Onis.

---197.

sioa of a Not...Character of Cowper

OBITUARY... Rev. Dr. Black... Mr. Dale

the Poet

...p. 69_54.

... Duaths.................. .....p. 198, 199.

MISCEL...Advice to Ladies on reading

NUMBER IV.

History...On the Principle of Expedi-
encr adopted by Mr. Malthus... A Hymn RELIG. Com... Death of the Earl of Sa.

Infidelity and Credulity--Extract lisbury...Private Sentinents of the le-

trom Mr. Pitt's Speech on the Slave formers op Justification, &c... Letter to

Tiadc.......

.-P. 30--93.

a young Clersyman on the Duties of his

CHRIST. OBS. App, 1506.

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ofice... Means of the Prosperity of the MISCEL...On the Rev. Sydney Smith's

Church... Atterbury's Defence of Luther, Lectures on the Education of Females...

ad Justification ... Dress proper for The World As It Is.........P. 343–355.

Christians...Society proper for Chris. REVIEW OF...Clowe's Defence of Swe-
tians,

P. 201-216. denborgianism...Pinckard's Notes on

MISCEL.. Flattery... The Golden Pillar... the West Indies...Cottage Library of

The Mother of Augustin--lord Bacon's Christian Knowledge...Innes's Reasons

Recommendation of Clerical Societies, for separating from the Church of Seot-

p. 211-996.

--c..... p. 361-375,

REVIEW or... Robinson's Christian Sys- LIT. AND PHIL. INTEL... Great Britain...

tem.... Gibert's Sermons.... Napleton's France....Germany.... Italy..., Russia ...

Sermons... The Clr stian Mirror... Robin- America...New Publications, p. 377-

-son's Clergyman's Assistant... Interest-

$30.

ing Coaversations... Murray's Spelling RELIG. INTEL...Society fui Suppression

Book..

.p. 227--247.

of Vice... Society for distressed

LIT. AND PL. INTEL...Great Britain... mans Mission to Tartary, p. 381-

Society for bettering the Condition of

384.

the Paor... Scottish Schools... France... PUR. AFFAIRS...Continental...Great Bri-

Hoiland... Italy... Gerinany... Sverlen... taim...Slave Trade...Parliamentary Pro-

Russia...Turkey... America .. New Pub. ceedings, &C.................p. 387-390.

licatious....

..9. 249-252. ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS ...p. 390.

RELIG. LYTEL... American Indians... The

Jews... Mission to Tartary, p. 233–255.

Pub. AFFAIRS...Continentai...Cape of

NUMBER VII.

Good Hope... Great Britain... Suoday-

drilling.....Parliamentary Proceedings, RELIG. COM... Bishop Ridley, Nature of

de.........

......P. 236-262. the Catholic Cburch... Eternity of future

OBITUARY...Execution of Richard Patch, Punishment...Difference between gene-

ral and particular Religion... Qualifica-

tions of a Christian Minister...Danger

NUMBER V.

of delaying the Concerns of the Soul in

lingering lilnesses............ 39.5–105.

MISCEL.... Education of females of the
RELIG. COM... Life of Bishop Jewell...

upper Ranks... The World As It Is... The
Brasloni's Views of Predestination. On

Case of the Hon. Miss Seymour, re-
the Blessedness of those who inouil)...

cently decided in the House of Lords, p.
Duties binding on Christians in their

410-419,
Intercourse with others... Letters to a

REVIEW OF... Pinckard's Notes on West
young Clergyman on ministerial Success

Indies...llints for the Security of the
... Education of Children, p. 265-279.

Established Church...Grabame's Birds
MISCEL... Flattery... The World As It Is...

of Scotland, and other Poems...Cottage
Parther Intelligence from the Country
Squire

Library...

.....p. 280-289,

............p. 423-441.

REVIEW OF.., Forsyth's Principles of mo-

LIT. AND PHIL. INTEL...Gieat Britain...

New Works, Ladies Committee, Friend-
ral Science... Edinburgh Review of For-

ly Female Societies, Schoos, &c. &c...

syth... Buchanan's Memoir's on an Ec-

clesiastical E tablishment in India, p.

France... Italy....Russia...China.... New

Publications...... ............p. 442-444.

092-308,

RELIG. INTEL... British and Foreign Bi-
LIT. AND PHIL, IXTEL...Great Britain...

ble Society...Cape of Good Hope, Ota-

Germany... Inumark... East Indies, and

heite... North America......p 446-449.

America... New Publieations, p. 315-

Pub. Arrains... Continental, Peace, &c.
S17.

...South America...St. Domingo... Great

RELIG, INTEL... Baptist Mission in India...

United Bretlereo)...Jamaica... Labrador...

Britain, Parliamentary Proceedings, &c.

Greenland..... North America.... British

...Horrid Cruell y of a Guinea Captain to
and foreign Bible Society, p. 319–323.

a Vegro.........
Pub. AFFAIRS... Continental... Fast Indies

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS, p. 419–

654.

... America... Great Britain... Save Trade

... Parliamentary Proceeilings, &c. p.

NUMBER VIII.

325-328.

Relig. Com.... Account of Lady Mary

NUMBER VI.

Vere...On I Cor. iv. 4...On 1 Tin, vi.

10...On rendering Sermons intelligible

RELIG. COM.,. Account of Bishop Jewell... to the Poor... Principles of the Quakers

Practical Nature of Bradford Religion ...On preaching Sermons coinposed by

...On the Era Anno Domini...Ou Anger other Persons... On the temporal Ad-

... Education of Children...Letter of a vantages fowing from Religion, p. 457-

Self.observer..................p. 329-341,

468.

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