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shire. The late Richard Bracken- sought in the creature. Referring bury, Esq., whose death you an to this period, he observed to me, nounced in your June Magazine, that there was one circumstance then resided at Raithby-Hall, Lin. which he had not calculated upon colnshire, the seat of his elder bro when he embarked for home, and ther, R. C. Brackenbury, Esq. He which filled him with alarm, lest gave me earnest and urgent that should he found an insuperable invitation to spend some time with obstacle in the way of his serving him and his kind lady during the God; namely, the irreligion of bis continuance of my indisposition. I lady; for she had been as deter. accepted the invitation, and had the mined an opposer of true godliness pleasure of his society for six weeks. as himself. She, however, during He was the gentleman and the his absence, had met with a series Christian. From him I obtained a of painful circumstances, which, unfew of the interesting events of his known to him, had been blessed life up to that period, which I trans with a sanctifying influence they
had driven her to prayer and to At this distance of time I am not God. Her heart was often greatly prepared to say in what regiment in distressed, in like manner with his, His Majesty's service the late Mr. when she thought upon the persecu. Brackenbury had a Captain's com tion which awaited her in the event mission : such commission, how. of the Captain's return, whenever ever, he held. The Methodism of that might be: but how unneceshis elder brother, R. C. Bracken- sarily! They met ; they unbosomed hury, Esq., he viewed with great their minds to each other; they dislike, thinking his own honour were of one heart: that divine Spi. and that of the family were compro- rit which had secretly and effectually mised thereby; and accordingly he wronght in one while in the region embraced every opportunity which of North America, was also working presented itself of expressing his in the heart of the other in this sovereign contempt. On several favoured and distinguished land. occasions he ordered the drummer Often has the writer of this notice of the company of which he had the seen the tears of devout gratitude command, to go from Spilsby to the mutually shed, when, dwelling on Hall, when his brother was preach the circumstance of their first meeting, to the villagers and his tenants, ing, they found each other walking the word of eternal life; and, by the “in the same Spirit.” The Captain beating of the drum, annoy bis bro. — for such he was then generally ther and congregation, --he being designated-not only had the Spirit present himself, to see the order of the Lord put into his heart, but obeyed. His brother, however, “in the word of the Lord also into his nothing terrified by any adversary," mouth; and his ministry sustained kept on his way, knowing whose he' the character of a Boanerges, “a was, and whom he served.
son of thunder.” He preached with After some time the Captain, with great power and success. His feel ḥis regiment, was ordered to North ings and sentiments as to the MeAmerica. There, separated from thodist ministry may be judged of his family, and from many of his from the following fact :-Upon gay companions whom he had left leaving the Circuit at the end of my behind, restlessness, disquietude, itinerant year, I had to take my consciousness of guilt as a sinner, farewell of him and his kind family. and a disrelish for mere worldly He ordered his horse to be saddled, pleasures, induced him to apply for rode with me some miles, and, leave of absence, with liberty to when the moment of separation return to his native country. After came, he put his hand upon my some time his application was heark- knee, and said, “Ah, Jackie !" (for ened unto, and he proceeded home, 80 he always addressed me, " if it being determined to seek that hap were not for my dear wife and chil. piness in God, which he had vainly dren, I would be a Methodist
Preacher before I would accept of From that period I lost sight of him, any other calling, whatever the ho. until a few years ago, when, residing nour or emolument might be." in Boston, who should call upon me
I must, for a moment, here ad. but my old friend? He was himself vert to a melancholy fact. By some again,-full of simplicity, humility, means or other, unknown to me, faith, and prayer. I visited him at but probably known to others, “the the house where he breathed his fine gold became dim, the silver be- last, and received from him a solemn came dross, the wine mixed with charge, that, if I were residing near water;" so much so, that, after the him in his last illness, I would lapse of some years, when in the attend him, and minister such in. York Circuit, and when preaching struction and consolation as, in in the old chapel in Peaseholın- my judgment, his circumstances Green, I more than once saw my might require. Leaving Lincolnold friend in a corner of the chapel, shire, and coming to reside in town, shunning my observation, as I have the first intelligence of his death, reason to fear, and never conde- however, I received from the article scending to give me any intimation already referred to. where his residence in that city was.
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That work was Additional light has been thrown on immediately translated into English, the fate of Protestantism in Spain by
the “ Critical History of the Spanish Christian Knowledge, on doctrinal Inquisition," compiled by Don Juan Changes lately introduced into the Series Antonio Llorente, formerly Secretary to of Tracts circulated under their Authothe Inquisition at Madrid. Though rity:" in a Letler to the Rev. Dr. Rusconfusedly written, that work is very sell. By the Rev. R. Burgess, B.D., valuable, both on account of the new Rector of Upper Chelsea, 8vo. pp. 31. facts which the official situation of the Seeleys.- To those who, with ourselves, author enabled him to bring forward; have taken an interest in the disputes and also because it verifies, in all the which have arisen in the Committee of leading features, the picture of that odious the above Society on the subject of doctribunal drawn by De Montes, and other trine, this parnphlet will possess considerwriters, whose representations were ex able importance. The author of the posed to suspicion on account of their “Appeal," foolishly enough, imagines presumed want of information, and the that the Society is bound to make all its prejudices which, as Protestants, they publications conformable to Melmoth's were supposed to entertain. Llorente “Grand Importance," and Robert Nel. was in possession of documents from son's “ Fasts and Festivals ;” and what. which Dr. M'Crie might have derived ever has the least semblance of a differ. great advantage ; and it certainly reflects ence from those lay-authors, who, it will little honour on Protestants, and espe be remembered, belonged to a school cially British Protestants, that he re fearfully defective on points of evangeli. ceived no encouragement to execute the cal doctrine, the writer conceives to be a proposal which he made, to publish at departure from the true standard of ortholarge the trials of those who suffered for doxy ! It appears never to have occur. the Reformed religion in his native red to this juvenile Cleric, that the Church country. The volume which Mr. Rule of England has no standards but her has presented to the public gives a brief Liturgy, her Formularies, her Articles, account of the state of religion in Spain and her Homilies ; and that the Society during that important period of Eu- for promoting Christian Knowledge is ropean history which commences towards only bound to publish that which is in the close of the last century. The accordance with those standurds; and if events related are public ; they have but they do require to be expounded or illus. recently occurred, and most of them are trated by other writings, it would seem well known in England; while those that the venerable Reformers who framed portions of the work which give a de- those standards of Church-of-England tail of the proceedings of the Wesleyan orthodoxy ought to be consulted, rather Missionary Society contain nothing that than the inferior Divines of the last cenis marvellous or exaggerated. We tury; at least, so thinks Mr. Burgess, strongly recommend the work to the and in this opinion we fully coincide. attention of all classes who are anxious The judicious Hooker is a far better for the spread of the Redeemer's kingdom. guide than either Grabe or Wheeler;
Noles, erplanatory and practical, on and Dean Nowell and Thomas Rogers are the New Testament. By Albert Barnes. greatly superior to Archdeacon Daubeny Vol. VI. 2 Corinthians, and Galatians. and Bishop Wilson, and those hol. 8vo. pp. vi, 400, Blackie and Son. bed Divines of the present day, Messrs. We can confidently state, that this Pusey and Newman. “ The Doctrine volume will be found in every respect of Justification briefly stated by John equal to those which have preceded it; Bird, Lord Bishop of Chester," is the and although various sentiments may be title of a tract now adınitted on the Soci. entertained and inculcated by the author ety's Catalogue: it has been carefully on which we do not see “eye to eye,” perused (after some verbal corrections, we must, nevertheless, acknowledge, that which were approved by the Right Rev. the same extensive research, varied illus- author) by the Bishops of Salisbury, tration, and pertinent practical remarks, Lincoln, Bangor, and Llandaff, appointwhich characterize the other works of ed by the President of the Society, as our author, do likewise enrich the pages persons learned in divinity, to whom all of the volume before us; so that we con such tracts ought to be referred. Those sider it an invaluable aid to the Minister Prelates gave their sanction not ne• in the preparation of his discourse for the gatively, as it has been alleged, but pulpit, and also adapted to be an edify positively, to this tract; not influenced ing companion to the private Christian to do so, (as it has been insinuated,) by in his closet.
a feeling of delicacy toward their Right Observations on an “ Appeal to the Rev. brother, (a most ungenerous imputaMembers of the Society for promoting tion,) but convinced of the utility of the
tract. So that here we have a document pictorial representation, the relative antistamped with the authority of five Bi. quity of the architecture of different shops, one of whom is the author, select- nations, and to furnish examples of the ed for their wisdom and learning, acting Grecian and Roman orders, and of the under the sanction and with the appro- several styles of architecture, which have bation of the Primate of all England : a successively prevailed in various coun. tract which was spontaneously elected, as tries. A concise description of the worthy of the Society's Catalogue, by a drawings in the chart, with so much of Committee of seven grave Clergymen, to detail as is necessary to make the subwhom the Society delegates its authorityject intelligible to those who have no in such matters : and against this array previous knowledge of architecture, is of Church authority, supported by two given ; and as this branch of knowledge auxiliary Committees, we have, drawn is exciting considerable interest at the up in hostile attitude, the author of the present day, none need remain ignorant “Appeal ;” “a Daniel come to judg. of the different styles, of which such ment,” who, by numerous puerile and varied and interesting examples are erroneous statements, endeavouring to daily springing up around them. The stultify John Bird of Chester, completely following may be considered as an apstultifies himself. It is truly humiliating, proximation to the periods in which the that, three centuries subsequent to the architecture of the several countries was Reformation, the Church of England in its most flourishing state ; namely, the should be found disputing concerning the Egyptian or Indian, B. C. 2000 to B. C. first principles of the doctrine of Christ ! 1000; the Indian, Cyclopean, or PeBut so it is!
lasgic, Druidical or Celtic, and Mexican, The Religious Life and Opinions of B.C., but the exact period uncertain; Frederick William III., King of Grecian, B. C. 700 to B. C. 400 ; Roman, Prussia, as narrated by the Very Re B. C. 300 to A. D. 300 ; Byzantine verend R. Fr. Eylert, D.D., Bishop in and Romanesque, A. D, 500 to A. D. the United Evangelical Church of Prus. 1300 ; Moorish and Saracenic, A. D. sia, g'c. &c. Translated from the Ger. 800 to A. D. 1400 ; Pointed or Gothic, man, by Jonathan Birch, Holder of the A. D. 1300 to A. D. 1600; Italian Prussian Great Gold Medal of Homage. Renaissance, Cinque Cento, since A. D. 8vo. pp. xvi, 126. Hatchard.—We con 1500. An exemplification of the differgratulate the translator on his attempt to ent styles which are observed in the introduce into this country the illustrious buildings of the metropolis will be found Monarch of Prussia in his character of a
“ Varieties for this month. Christian, and also in that of a reformer This Manual has given us unmingled of the Lutheran Church, in which we satisfaction; and we cordially recommend think he has admirably succeeded. it to the inspection of the friends of Bishop Eylert's “ characteristic traits” of education generally. that Monarch are of high authority : The Devotional Letters of the Rev. from these Mr. Birch has drawn largely; Philip Doddridge, D.D. Second Edi. to which may be added the assistance he tion, 18mo. pp. 228. Snow. has derived from the Rev. A. Sydow, The Sacramental Meditations and the estimable colleague of the venerable Spiritual Experience of the Rev. Philip Prelate, in the Court-and-Garrison Doddridge, D.D. 18mo. pp. 174. Snow. church of Potsdam. These sources have Having already given a favourable enabled the compiler to present to the opinion of thiese devotional works, we can British public a work of deep interest only testify our pleasure that they meet and value, which we doubt not will be with an extending circulation. duly appreciated.
Remedies suggested for some of the Pocket Manual of Foreign Architec Evils which constitute the “ Perils of ture, chronologically arranged, pre the Nation.” Foolscap 8vo. pp. XX, senting at one View a Series of Exam- 472. Seeleys.-We noticed both edi. ples of the five Orders of Architecture, tions of “Perils of the Nation," immeand of the Styles which have successively diately on their publication, expressing prevailed in different Countries, from the our approval of the work, but saying, at earliest Times to the present Period: with the same time, that we had no very sana Description of the Drawings, and Refer- guine hopes that it would receive much ence to Buildings in London, which ex attention from those whom it chiefly emplify the different styles. By A. Bar concerned. The author now publishes rington, M.D. 12mo. Bell.-Two objects the “Remedies," which he suggests have been contemplated by Dr. Bar for some of the evils which he had be. rington in this Manual ; to exhibit, by fore pointed out. With his principle
we are perfectly satisfied. We have the description and quality of the remedy, long and frequently contended for it. which was necessary to be employed, in We are persuaded that legislation is never order to accomplish the amelioration or sound, and that public affairs are never removal of the disease itself ; so that conducted wisely, unless they are go many who have vainly been attempting verned by the rules and objects of the to escape the frying-pan, have actually divine administration, as explained in fallen into the fire. The volume now on Holy Scripture. The political economy our table is of a different character : it that contradicts these, however plausible refers chiefly, though not exclusively, to it may seem to be, metaphysically con points which are principally physiological; sidered, and however difficult it may be it not only shows the state of the human to point out the exact line which sepa system, when in health, and in full and rates what is true in it from what is vigorous exercise, but how it may be erroneous, yet must be wrong, unless preserved in that condition; and on this human wisdom is superior to divine. account it ought to be read by all parents, But, while fully agreeing in principle and especially by those who have with the author, we are not so sure of daughters to train to useful scenes in all his details. He is decidedly opposed civil society.
In connexion with the to the Malthus school, and advocates anatomical description of the vertebral we mention this as illustrating the plan column, Mr. Hare has endeavoured to of the work-a system similar to that show the fatal effects of certain evils cone which was proposed and recommended nected with the management of infants by the late Mr. Michael Thomas Sad- and young people, of which he comler. The volume, however, deserves plains, and against which he endeavours serious attention. We should have been to guard his readers. With regard to glad to see a remedy proposed for what the latter, he adverts to that improis one of the master-evils of the day, priety of education, in which nature is exposing the country to some of its so often made to conform to art, rather greatest perils. Politicians and States than art to nature. The juvenile por. men make many mistakes; but the tion of our male population are in a spirit of bigotry and exclusiveness which considerable degree freed from such uninfluences so many Clergymen is politic healthy restraints. To them the adcally a mistake, as well as morally sinful. vance from childhood brings but greater To a greater extent than many are aware freedom ; and if the confinement of school of, it is most injuriously affecting the Prc exceed what sound reason and the phi. testant interests of the country, both in losophy of nature would sanction, they Church and State; and it is high time redeem the mischief by the active, unrethat those who are concerned should be strained gambols in which they indulge, told so, before the mischief is beyond cure. when the hours of school are over.
Practical Observations on the Pre Much of their time is spent in the open vention, Causes, and Treatment of Cur air, bodily exercise is frequent, their vatures of the Spine : with an Etching food is taken with an appetite, and it is and Description of an Apparatus for the thoroughly digested, so that the stomach Correction of the Deformity, and En and bowels are seldom disordered, and gravings illustrative of the Cases. By their sleep is sound and refreshing. Samuel Hare, Esq., Surgeon. Second Their clothing makes no injurious présEdition. 8vo. pp. 177. Churchill. It sure, and all their muscles are at liberty is but seldom that we direct the atten to act, the free exercise of which promotes tion of our readers to topics which per. their growth and activity. But how tain chiefly to those which are surgical different is it with our girls, who are to in their character and tendency. We be the mothers of a future generation ! abominate empiricism, and think that The original error of which we complain, more evil than benefit has accrued from is the restraint which is imposed upon those publications which have issued the free motion of the body and limbs, from the press, bearing a title synony so natural at that period of life, and in mous with that of “Every Man his own which youth takes so much delight. Lawyer;" inasmuch as persons have The young lady is now to cultivate a cer. been induced to try upon themselves the tain manner, to practise a demure gait, effect of certain remedies, when, at the to keep the head erect, and the shoulders same time, they were utterly unac drawn back; and if, unable to maintain quainted with the nature of the malady the muscular effort which is necessary with which they were visited, the situa for this purpose, she fails to do that tion and importance of the parts which which nature has not given her power to were immediately affected, as well as accomplish, she is considered negligent