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spect paid to his character, even by those whose hands were yet reeking with the blood of the massacre of 1641, and in the prayer of the priest who stood over his grave, even in that moment of intense exasperation
-“O, let my soul be with Bedell !”
But his plan of religious reformation seems not to have been countenanced by Lord Wentworth during his vice-royalty.
“This,' says Archbishop Vesey, the biographer of Bishop Bramwell, was indeed a great part of the lord deputy's errand into this kingdom. The policy of that age was to make the monarchy strong and redoubtable to its neighbours ; and the Protestant religion healthy and long-lived, by an entire union of all his majesty's subjects in the same confession and worship: and he knew all men are not to be preached and disputed, but to be governed, into virtue and piety, peace and unity.' p. 470. Mark the words, all men are not to be preached and disputed, but to be governed into virtue and piety, peace and unity. The church of Ireland was not sought to be made the instrument of preaching the glad tidings of great joy, but of governing the people into virtue and peace ;-precisely the point we are endeavouring to prove.'
In the beginning of the reign of the second Charles, the bishops were appointed with a becoming regard to character, but the popish tendencies of this reign soon so far developed themselves, that the Lord Lieutenant allowed the popish archbishop to borrow plate and hangings from the furniture of the castle, for the celebration, with extraordinary solemnity, of the then illegal service of the mass in Dublin.
(To be continued.)
QUESTIONS ON THE COLLECTS.
1st SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. Fruits of Faith in the Trinity are Love of God, and our
Neighbour, and Conflict with Sin. 1 What portions of the Service for this day enjoin love to God, and our Neighbour ?
2. In what way are Christian duties, and the conflict with sin to be attempted ? 3. What encouragement have we to attempt them ?
2ND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. Fruits of Faith in the Trinity are the Fear and Love of
God, and Love to the Brethren. 1. How are we taught in the Service for this day to fear God ?
2. How are we drawn to love Him? 3. How are we enjoined to act towards the Brethren ?
3RD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. Fruit of Faith in the Trinity is Humility. 1. What portions of the service for this day recommend Humility ?
2. What is the source of Humility ? 3. What are the fruits of Humility ?
4TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. Fruit of Faith in the Trinity is the Expectation of
Glory in the way of Patient Suffering with Christ, and Persevering Obedience to his Commands.
1. In what portions of the service for this day is an expectation of glory encouraged in the way of patient suffering with Christ ?
2. Where is obedience directly, or indirectly recommended, as the way to glory?
3. In what way is perseverance in obedience to be maintained ?
MEMOIRS OF THE REV. CHARLES SIMEON. EDITED BY THE Rev. William Carus. (Hatchard.) Many complaints have been heard at the long delay of this much wished-for volume, but now we have it, it proves to have been well worth the waiting for. It is an exquisite portrait of one in whom opposite graces met in no common degree, from whom we may, learn to combine the warmest ardour, the tenderest feeling, the most acute sensibility, with a calm prudence and wisdom, that would have seemed almost incompatible with them. In trifles he was punctilious to such a degree, that he rewarded his accountant with twenty pounds for discovering where the error of a penny lay in his accounts, and yet his schemes of benevolence embraced the distant shores of India, and reached to unborn generations in his native land ; to whom, by the livings he purchased, he hoped to secure the blessings of Gospel preaching. The sons of Israel were the objects of his special affection : he made costly sacrifices for them himself, and was ready to plead their cause before kings and princes. We once heard an interesting anecdote respecting this venerable man: He was requested to conduct family prayer in the house of a friend, and instead of giving any exposition, he read to them two of the closing chapters of Isaiah, placing a slight emphasis on the pronouns.
“ Arise, shine ; for thy light is come,
; and the glory of the Lord is risen upon
thee.” This he continued through the chapter, but added no word of JUNE, 1847.
comment. After the service, one friend turned to another, asking · Has not Mr. Simeon of late adopted strange notions with regard to the Jews ?' We wish for all our readers that they may adopt equally strange ones, and really venture to believe that the promises made to Israel were intended for her. We cannot touch on all the subjects of interest contained in this volume. Mr. Simeon was so guiding a mind in the Evangelical church, that his Memoir is a document of church history as well as a private biography. We trust few will read it without profit to their own souls, and thus the holy man, whom God has taken to himself, will continue to be “a burning and shining light even to the church below.
EMILY BATHURST. (Wertheim.) This book is not so much (as the title would have led us to expect) a tale, as a well-abridged history of the deeply interesting New Zealand Mission. Emily Bathurst, leaving the school-room at eighteen, ignorant of all but what she had learned from her books there, is awakened, by hearing of New Zealand, to an interest in the Church Missionary Society. Her first zeal, the neglect of filial duty into which it was in danger of leading her, the objections raised by her friends to the Society, and the answers supplied to these objections, are described in a lively graphic style.
It is not easy to find suitable books for the · Village library.' The agricultural poor require the simplest teaching, and can often scarcely follow two links of an argument. As we know that many of our readers are actively employed among this class, we are glad to introduce to them any little books which they may find valuable for circulation.
GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE.
A WORD TO WIVES AND MOTHERS, and A BOOK FOR YOUNG WOMEN, lately published by Wertheim, are written in a simple, pointed style, and bear directly on the chief temptations of our poor women. They are written by one who had learned to know the poor in their own ottages.
ROUGH RHYMES FOR FARMER’S BOYS, by Miss PARROT, published also by Wertheim, is a capital little book, answering thoroughly to its name. Many a lad's dull face will brighten over it. LUCY SEYMOUR; or, IT IS MORE BLESSED TO
A delightful little tale for children, well calculated to impress upon their minds the difficult lesson, that, after all, happiness is not to be found in thinking first and only of self.
THE YOUNG JEWESS AND HER CHRISTIAN COMPANIONS, (Grant and Griffith,) is another nice tale for children which has been brought before us.
FAMILY PRAYERS FOR A FORTNIGHT. BY A CLERGYMAN'S DAUGHTER. (Nisbet.) This book is, we conclude, written by the Authoress of the Female Visitor,' that beautiful series of village sketches which appeared some time ago in our Magazine. It is intended chiefly for the use of the people of her father's late ministry, and contains prayers for a fortnight, occasional prayers, and a selection of texts for each day in the year, entitled the Comparison. We give one specimen of the arrangement, which presents truth most forcibly to the mind.
• Jan 21st. “ The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.” Job xvii. 9.'
«« The strength of the wicked shall be hunger-bitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side.” Job xviii. 12.'