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tion ;

hearer and the answerer of prayer. The wretched

TIIE CHRISTIAN MINISTER.* suppliant was brought out of the horrible pit and out of the miry clay; his feet were set upon a rock, and

It is happy for a minister of God, that the his goings were established; and a new song was put

life he is to lead, and the very outward acts into his mouth, even praise unto our God.

he has vowed to perform, will help to create Let no man, therefore, despair of complete emanci- in him those dispositions which will make him pation from the thraldom of besetting sins, and the like his great Master. For instance, he has wretched bondage of unhallowed passions, who em-solemnly promised to rea:l the Holy Scriptures ploys all proper means for that emancipation, and daily; he will therefore have daily before his earnestly supplicates the blessing of God upon those eyes the precepts, the instructions, the exmeans. Let no man presume, indeed, to indulge in a ample of Christ ;-the rewards and punishvicious course of life, from the erroneous and delusive ments of the life to come. He is obliged to notion, that a similar deliverance will be wrought for catechise; and the more careful he is to inhim ere he closes his eyes in death ; for, like the com- struct others, the more effectually he will panions of the man referred to, lie may be cut off in

learn himself how far we are fallen from God, the prime of life, and in a state of alienation from

and what pains we must take to be restored God. But let no man despair; the same Almighty

to the image and favour of God. He has arm which wrought deliverance in one case, can and

promised to lead an holy and exemplary life. may in another. The voice of mercy now invites the wicked to forsake his way, and the unrighteous man

If he does not do this sincerely, he will be the his thoughts : the blessed assurance is vouchsafed

scorn of men now, and of devils hereafter.

It will be impossible to converse nith “My grace is sufficient for thee.”


and But some one will perhaps say, My despair arises needy people, and to seek out for help for them, from my so frequently falling back to the commission

without partaking of the spirit and compassion of sins which I had renounced. I am a backslider, an

of the blessed Jesus, who laid down his life apostate; I have prayed earnestly for deliverance; I

for them. If he careful to read divine serhave employed means; I have sought to resist tempta

rice distinctly, with deliberation and gravity, and yet all has been of no avail ? What am I

it will beget devotion in himself, as well as to do ?-Pray on. Recollect the case of the importu

those that hear him. If his sermons be plain nate widow, recorded for the very purpose of inducing and practical, they will affect his own heart, men " always to pray, and not to faint.” Rest assured as well as those he preaches to. Every child you shall ultimately prevail.

he baptizes puts him in mind of the vows that The Gospel of Jesus Christ supplies a perfect re- are upon himself. And he cannot administer medy for all man's moral and spiritual diseases. It the other sacrament as he ought to do, but it promises not only pardon for the guilt of sin, but de- must needs fill his soul with a thousand holy liverance from its power. Its language to true be- ideas and devout thoughts,—with a holy fear, lievers is, “Si shall not have dominion over you:” lest he should offer the prayers of the faithand when groaning under the burden of a sense of

ful with polluted lips, or distribute the bread accumulated transgression, the penitent exclaims, “0, of life with unclean hands; with an ardent wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from

love for Jesus Christ, whose love and death the body of this death ?" the Gospel will whisper

he commemorates; with a perfect charity for peace, will inspire hope, will animate with courage ;

all the world for whom he died. And the and the language of exultation will burst from the

oftener he administers this sacrament, the lips, “ I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” This narrative may meet the eye of some poor

more he will find his graces increased. In wretched sinner, now, as the subject of it once was,

risiting sick and dying persons, he will be put living in the indulgence of lusts -- which war against them as he ought to do for the account they

in mind of his own mortality ; and in fitting the soul,” and careless as to the awful doom pronounced on the ungodly; or it may meet the eye of

are going to give, he will be put in mind of some one aroused to a sense of guilt, and yet hitherto the much greater he is himself to give. When unable to vanquish the enemies of his soul's peace.

he exhorts, reprores, admonishes others, it will To either or to both may these few remarks be abund

bring to his mind the words of the apostle, antly blessed of God the holy Saviour. May they “ Thou that teachest another, teachest thou act as warning to the former, as encouragement to the not thyself ?” When he calls to mind that latter. They testify that there is mercy to be found he has promised all faithful diligence, &c. he with Him, who “willeth not the death of a sinner," will give himself wholly to these things, and by all who go to the throne of his heavenly grace in will be ashamed to be found wholly taken humility and in prayer ; for “him that cometh unto up with business which no way relates to the him he will in no wise cast out." *

salvation of souls. If he is diligent in prayer, effectually as he can, he will be loved of and that it was founded on charity; but that God, assisted by his Spirit; he will see the if the day could be changed to Saturday, it fruit of his labours; he will secure his own should. It was during this business that he peace and hope; and will give an account wrote those notes to you. with joy when his Lord calls for him.

which he promised to be, God will certainly • For the substance of this fearful exemplification of the misery which never fails to result from a course of vice, we are

enlighten his mind with saving truth and indebted to a speech made at the last meeting in Exeter Hall of grace. In short, if he has an ardent desire the British and Foreign Temperance Society, which excited more than ordinary attention, from the supposition (correct, we

to save souls, and really strives to do it as believe) that the speaker himself was the individual thus mercifully plucked as "a brand from the burning."

* From Bishop Wilson (of Sodor and Man).

The last week was a most distressing one One of the most certain marks of a divine at the time, but now to be reflected upon call is, when it is the full purpose of a man's with comfort. Pious zeal and true Christian heart to live for Jesus Christ and his Church. humility were prevalent. On the Friday he

was brought to Fulham; on entering the BISHOP PORTEUS AND THE OBSERVANCE

great hall he clasped his hands, and said, “ I

thank God for permitting me to come once OF THE SABBATH."

more to this place." The next morning he From Bishop Porteus to Mrs. Hannah More. said the air refreshed him, and admired the VI DEAR MRS. MORE,

May 2, 1809. beauty of his lawn. He was carried down

to dinner, and soon after was seized with I thank you for your delightful letter; but am now writing to you on a very different something like a convulsion, was taken to subject. From a concurrence of most unto

his sofa, had a cordial given to him, fell into ward circumstances, I am in great difficulties

a quiet sleep for three hours, and only just and distresses. You will easily suppose I opened his eyes to close them for ever on

this world. He had frequently prayed, but do not mean pecuniary distresses. No; it is of a very different nature. My great hope always with devout submission to God's will, and resource is--what I have always had re

to be spared the pangs of death; and he was course to in such cases-prayer. Give me,

spared them.

In the drawer of a table at which he lately then, your frequent and fervent prayers, and I shall hope for that most powerful protec- ejaculations written upon scraps of paper,

wrote were found various little prayers and tion of a gracious Providence, which, I am convinced, has never failed in similar cases.

even upon visiting-tickets,--any thing which B. LONDON.

came to his hand as the pious thoughts rose

in his mind. MIT DELS Mrs. MORE,

May 5, 1809. The last solemn offices were performed at Prayer has had its usual effect, and all is Sundridge. He ordered that every thing now perfectly right.

B. L, should be done as humbly as was proper for

his station. But it was impossible to keep it

humble, so many of his numerous relations From Mrs. Kennicott to Mrs. H. More. would attend. Fulham, May 24, 1809.

Yours ever most affectionately, I have much satisfaction in writing to you,

A. KENNICOTT. my dearest friend, because I think the account I have to give of our beloved bishop is

Rebicws and Notices. such as will afford you great consolation. After his fine mind had yielded to the infir

The Cause of Church Extension, and the Question shortly

stated between Church men and Dissenters in regard mities of his weak body, his imperfect wan

By Thomas Chalmers, D.D. Edinburgh, dering ideas still led him to exert his small

Anderson. 1835. remaining strength in whatever appeared to A VALUABI.E tract, in which Dr. Chalmers shews that him to tend to the glory of God; and the

the mere sufficiency of church-room is not enough for foundation of those two distressing notes to

the spiritual welfare of a parish. To benefit any parti

cular portion of its population, there must be a church you was a report he had heard of the insti

near enough, seat-rents low enough, and a district small tution of a club, under the patronage of the enough assigned, to admit of efficient pastoral superinPrince of Wales, which was to meet on a

tendence. All these conditions are highly deserving Sunday. Under this impression, he requested chapels in or near the metropolis, which, though re

of attention. We could point out many churches and an audience of the prince, to entreat of him spectably, nay, even fully, attended, have produced but to fix on some other day. The audience was little good effect upon the neighbourhood in which they granted. Can any thing be imagined more

are situated. We recommend Dr. Chalmers's obser

vations to the ministers of such churches :affecting? Supported by two servants, and hardly able to move with their assistance, he Why did the unprovided families in the Water of got to the apartment of the prince; and,

Leith riot look after the church-room that is within a with agitated earnestness, conjured him to fix

few stone-throws of their own habitations? Putting on some other day for this meeting. The

the high seat-rents out of sight, a very sufficient rea

son is, that before they will look after church-room, prince received him most graciously, seemed much affected, said it was not a new institution, I look after them. They will in no other way be aroused

the minister who has that rooin to dispose of must first From Memoirs of Mrs. H. More, vol. iii.

from that inveterate apathy which now cleaves to them,

to it.

and, as if by a physical necessity, like that of gravita- on in Ireland, intended, on a principle of compromise, tion, fixes them in a state of quiescence, which, unless to unite both Protestants and Roman Catholics. The

schools hence established are under the superintendby dint of far more vigorous appliances than the mere

ence of a board of commissioners, consisting of men spectacle of an empty church or meeting-house in

of every religious persuasion. The Roman Catholic their vicinity, will remain unaltered and unalterable. priests, we may say, as a body, highly approve this It is not by an attractive, but by an aggressive influ- plan, while the vast majority of the Protestant bishops ence that these people will ever be reclaimed ; and it and clergy feel the strongest objections to it. is only by the week-day assiduities of a clergyman,

The author before us urges several cogent reasons, charged with a special territory, and confining himself especially valuable as coming from a practical man,

why he cannot, as a conscientious Protestant, support within its limits, that such an influence can be brought one of these national schools in his parish; and puts effectually to bear upon them.”—P. 26.

certain questions to Dr. Sadleir, which the latter must, A minister, by the piety, or still more by the singu

we think, find it somewhat difficult to answer. We larity, of his preaching, may fill his church ; but he

consider this pamphlet likely to be useful; though will not, we are convinced, in populous places, fill it,

here and there, perhaps, we find expressions, written, as he ought, from his own district, unless he labour in spite of all the provocation which the defenders of not as a preacher only, but as a pastor also in that

Protestantism have received, in a tone of rather too district.

great asperity.

We cordially agree in the sentiment: “Candidly

speaking, I do not see how, so long as I profess to The Testimony of the Reformers, selected from the writings

consider Protestantism to be the truth, I can consistof Cranmer, Jewel, Tindal, Ridley, fc. With Intro

ently support, in any way, a school, in which Popery, ductory remarks. By the Rev. E. Bickersteth, Rector

that is, in my view, falsehood and idolatry, must be of Watton, Herts. (First Series.) 12mo. Seeleys.

taught.” We recommend this to the meditation of The great object of this publication is, as the editor those professing Protestants who subscribe to the informs us, to “hold up a clear mirror to shew the erection of Roman Catholic places of worship. And reader what true Protestantism is, and what that apos- we have always thought that the controversy about the tacy was, and is, from which we have most scripturally Irish national schools might be brought into very small separated." We conceive the republication of ex- coinpass. We know, from the genius and history of tracts from the works of the reformers to be of the Popery, that it never would unite with Protestantism, greatest importance at the present day; and we doubt except for some advantage to itself. It expects an not that Mr. Bickersteth will select the most important advantage by the new plan of cducation. Is it conof their writings, and present them to the public in a sistent, then, with Protestantism, to give it that adshape likely to procure an extensive circulation.

We vantage? If the Popish system be, as our martyrs trust that Protestant principles are daily becoming testified at the stake, idolatrous, can we, ought we, to better understood; and he who endeavours to disse- make the slightest concession to it? We may give it minate them more widely, confers an incalculable the fullest toleration; but NO HELP. We are warned benefit on his fellow-men.

in Scripture not to be “partakers of other men's The valuable treatises presented to us in this volume sins," are:-Jewel's Apology, and Treatise on the Holy Scriptures--Cranmer on Unwritten Verities, and on the Salvation of Mankind — King Edward VIth's

The Cabinet. Catechism-Tindal on Justification-Becon on Faith in Christ, and on the Coming of the Lord - Bradford THE LITURGY.—How often have I declared my on Repentance, and on the Fear of Death-Philpot on utmost veneration for the liturgy! How often in your Infant Baptism-and Ridley on the Lord's Supper. hearing, how often in the church, declared the supe

rior excellency, in my judgment, of the liturgy, to The Pictorial Bible; being the Old and New Testaments every mode of worship, not only amongst the dis

according to the Authorised Version ; illustrated with senters, but that had ever been in the Church of many hundred Woodcuts, fc. In Parts Price 2s. Christ, as far as I had knowledge.--Letter of late Rev. each. C. Knight.

H. V'enn. It has been truly said of religious poetry

HUMILITY.-Ever let thy thoughts concerning

thyself be below what thou utterest ; and what thou “A verse may find him who a sermon flies, And turn delight into a sacrifice.”

seest needful or fitting to say to thy own abasement, And so may a picture. We would despise no effort of

be not only content (which most are not) to be taken any kind which may create an interest in the best of

at thy word, and believed to be such by them that hear books. Who can say that the heart shall not become

thee, but be desirous of it; and let that be the end of attracted to that to which the eye was first drawn?

thy specclt, to persuade them, and gain it of them, This book contains many very beautiful “ woodcuts,

that they really take thee for as worthless and mean representing the historical events, after the most cele

as thou dost express thyself.--Archbishop Leighton. brated pictures, with landscape scenes, natural his- CONSCIENCE.—The theology of conscience has often tory, costume, and antiquities, from the best sources.” been greatly obscured, but never in any country or at The text of the Bible is printed in a large type; and any period in the history of the world, has it been beneath it is a copious apparatus of original notes, to wholly obliterated. We behold the vestiges of it in explain the engravings. We do not perceive any

the simple theology of the desert ; and perhaps more thing at all of a practical character: there might, we distinctly than in the complex superstitions of an artithink, have been a sprinkling of this; but the notes ficial and civilised heathenism. And as this sense of are, at all events, unexceptionable.

an universal law and a supreme Lawgiver never waned

into total extinction among the tribes of ferocious and The System of National Schools in Ireland considered,

untamed wanderers, so neither was it altogether stified in a Letter to the Rev. Dr. Sadleir, S.P.T.C.D., fc. by the refined and intricate polytheism of more By an Irish Clergyman. Dublin, Curry. 1835.

lightened nations. The whole of classic authorship

teems with allusions to a supreme Governor and Judge. Our readers generally, we imagine, are aware that a And when the guilty emperors of Rome were tempestplan of education has been for the last few years acted driven by remorse and fear, it was not that they trem





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bled before a spectre of their own imagination. When forest; we feel its refreshing coolness. Sometimes it terror mixed, which it often did, with the rage and seems to be suspended, and we should almost doubt of cruelty of - Nero, it was the theology of conscience its existence, if we did not perceive the thistle's down #bich haunted him. The imagination of an unsanc- to be floating gently along its current. It is so with tioned law would no more have given disquietude than the operations of the Spirit of God upon the soul of the imagination of a vacant throne. But the

We know its presence by its

ects. W their guilty apprehensions bespoke a Judge. Righte- told that “ the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, susness, it was telt, would not have been so enthroned long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, in the moral system of man, had it not been pre- temperance.' When we feel these holy motions, we viously eathroned in the system of the universe : nor may be sure that the Spirit of God is breathing upon would it have held such place and pre-eminence in our hearts.--Dr. Jarvis. the judgment of all spirits, had not the Father of spiriis been its friend and ultimate avenger. This is not a local or geographical notion. It is an universal

Poetry. feeling — to be found wherever men are to be found, because interwoven with the constitution of humanity.

THE SLEEPERS. It is not, therefore, the peculiarity of one creed, or of one country-we can trace it in the theology of savage

They are sleeping! - Who are sleeping? life. Sor is it wholly overborne by the artificial

Children wearied with their play ; theology of a more complex and idolatrous paganism. For the stars of night are peeping, Neither crime nor civilisation can extinguish it; and And the sun hath sunk away. whether in the conscientia scelerum of the fierce and

As the dew upon the blossoms frenzied Catiline, or in the tranquil contemplative

Bows them on their tender stem; musings of Socrates and Cicero, we find the impression at once of a righteous and a reigning Sovereign.

So, as light as their own bosoms, Dr. Chalmers.

Balmy sleep hath conquered them. THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL.The crowning point

They are sleeping !-Who are sleeping ? in the history of ministerial usefulness, is the faithful

Mortals, compassed round with woe; preaching of the Gospel, which sets forth and magnifies Chris! the Lord. 1, if I be lifted up," said our Lord,

Eyelids, wearied out with weeping, * will dra all men unto me." Necessity is laid Close for very weakness now : upon me," echoed the apostle : “ yea, woe is unto me, And that short relief from sorrow Il preach not the Gospel.” In fact, all pastoral ex

Harassed nature shall sustain, perience tends to prove the utter inefficiency of a mi

Till they wake again to-morrow, nistry which is not faithful in exbibiting the vital truths of the Gospel. The experiment has been often tried-

Strengthened to contend with pain. it has been tried upon individuals - it has been tried

They are sleeping !--Who are sleeping ? upon parishes – it has been tried upon whole coun

Captives in their gloomy cells ; tries -- and many a conscientious pen has been constrained to write the record of its utter failure. How,

Yet sweet dreams are o'er them creeping, inderd, could it be otherwise ? There can be no effi

With their many-coloured spells. cacyia what has been made palatable only by adultera- All they love again they clasp them, ticn. God will not honour what is not his own.

Feel again their long-lost joys; wü pot set his seal to a message which gives no ade- But the haste with which they grasp them, quate representation of his revealed will, no convincing statement of man's necessities, or of Divine love. It

Every fairy form destroys, is on tbe word that goes forth out of the pastor's They are sleeping!--Who are sleeping ? mouth pure and sincere, as out of the mouth of God

Misers by their hoarded gold; himself, that the promised blessing rests. “ It shall

And in fancy now are heaping not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish tliat shich I please, and it shall prosper in the thing

Gems and pearls of price untold. abereto I sent it.”Bishop C. R. Sumner.

Golden chains theįr limbs encumber, COVETOUSNESS.-The vice of covetousness is so ob

Diamonds seem before them strown; riously at variance with the liberal, disinterested, and But they waken from their slumber, lovely' spirit of the Gospel, that it requires no subtilty

And the splendid dream is flown. of argument to prove its utter inconsistency with the Christian profession and character ; and, except in They are sleeping !-Who are sleeping ? those instances which bespeak as great a perversion Pause a moment, softly tread ; of the intellect as of the heart, there are few persons Anxious friends are fondly keeping who would not indignantly repel the charge of covet

Vigils by the sleeper's bed. Hisness, or eagerly endeavour to prove such a charge to be false and groundless; yet it is to be feared that

Other hopes have all forsaken ;many are guilty of this vice, who disguise it with in

One remains -- that slumber deep; genious sophistry, under specious and plausible names. Speak not, lest the slumberer waken - Biary Jane Mackenzie.

From that sweet-that saving sleep.
SPIRITUAL INFLUENCES. -" The wind," said our
Lord, “ bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the

They are sleeping! -Who are sleeping ? sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and

Thousands who have passed away, whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the

From a world of woe and weeping, Spirit." In our language, the illustration loses much To the regions of decay. of that beauty and force which it has in the original,

Safe they rest the green turf under; where the same word denotes both wind and spirit.

Sighing breeze, or music's breath,
Tae wind is invisible, and superior to our control.
We know nothing of its existence and its operations

Winter's wind, or summer's thunder, but by its effects. We see the clouds driven by its Cannot break the sleep of death. furce; we hear it sighing among the leaves of the





house, nor lands, nor property of any kind to leave. 011, for a sweet and holy calm

Thou hast given me a wife and children. I confide

them to thee; nourish them, instruct them, and save To rest upon the soul to-day ;

them, as thou hast deigned to do for me, O Father of That sacred peace, which, like a balm,

the orphan, o Judge of the widow."-- From Archives Takes all terrestrial care away!

du Christianisme (a French periodical).

EpiscorAL MUNIFICENCE.—The second reading of From the long labour of the week,

the Bishopric of Durham Bill in the House of Lords The toil of spirits ill at ease,

gave occasion for some most gratifying disclosures of Gladly would we refreshment seek

the munificence of the successive bishops of that wellFrom such delightful hours as these.

endowed see. It was shewn that Bishop Barrington The Christian Sabbath is designed

had given for public uses of piety and benevolence

more than twO HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS ; and A spot by God in kindness given,

Dr. Van Mildert, during his comparatively short inThe prospect-mountain of the mind,

cumbency, not less than SEVENTY THOUSAND POUNDS. Whence it may view the rest of heaven.

A challenge of any corresponding liberality from lay

proprietors has been justly thrown out; but it will be Come, heavenly Spirit! light, and peace, long before such a challenge can be answered. It is And every holy gift, are thine ;

to be borne in mind, that this is not the case of one Grant us this day thy rich increase,

princely prelate, but of two in succession in the same

see: and, allowing for difference of income, it were easy And with new-kindled glory shine!

to support it by reference to what has been done by EDMESTON. other members of the hierarchy; some of them, as the

Archbishops of Canterbury and Armagh, happily still Miscellaneous.

living; men whose munificence as far transcends that

of the best class of lay proprietors as even that of the The Churcu SERVICE.—How striking a testimony late Bishops of Durham. If it is said, that bishops is it to the services of our Church, that the simple- ought to be liberal benefactors, and exemplary in minded among God's children appear to have their their liberality, we admit the proposition, because souls most attracted and nourished by those parts bishops ought to be good and exemplary men, and all which are least dependent on the officiating minister! men ought to be liberal; but remembering that they It remains for the great day, when the secrets of all are but life-tenants of their incomes, we would submit hearts shall be made manifest, to disclose how many that their absolute gifts ought not to be so much souls-and surely there are many-date their awaken- greater than those of fre-tenants of equal annual ining, or ascribe their growth, to those portions of Scrip

And what is the necessary inference from ture which the Church compels her ministers to read the supposed higher obligations of bishops ? plainly, without note and comment. An illustration of this that their property is property placed in the best came under our knowledge, in the history of a poor hands for the public."-Oxford Herald. woman, since dead, who lived a little way out of Cam

INDULGENCES.--Coming to an oratory (Sardinia), I bridge, and had been wont, on the Sundays of lier

stopped to copy the following :-" The Archbishop of health, to walk to a well-known church there. She

Chambery grants forty days of indulgence to those used to say to the undergraduates, who visited her in

who devoutly repeat one Paternoster and one Ave, her long illness, “I liked Mr. S. well — what he said

accompanied by an act of contrition !” Vow, who, I was very beautiful ; but there was something that the

ask, would grudge purchasing such a period of indulother minister, the gentleman in white, used to read,

gence at so very cheap a rate? That such conditions that I, poor ignorant woman that I was, used to like better than Mr. S.'s beautiful sermons: I think they

should be gladly accepted, nced excite little wonder;

but, that they should be offered, is indeed matter of called it the lessons.” She could not read.-Notices astonishment. What is this but to render religion of A. and D. Brown.

altogether ridiculous in the eyes of thinking men; ANECDOTES or LUTHER.—This reformer was always and, at the same time, to misicad those who blindly poor, sometimes extremely so. When he had to go to rely on such truly irrational forms ? What! does not Augsburg to confer with the pope's legate, he received Scripture teach us that we ought to worship God " in some money from the Elector of Saxony, without spirit and in truth;" diligently to examine our own which he could not have travelled ; and, in spite of this heart; and to seek, by the aid of divine grace, to pecuniary help, he had to journey on foot, and buy overcome its sinfulness? But the Romish Church a coat on the road to appear more decent.--A poor takes quite a different view of this highly important student once asking him for some money, Luther de- matter, and lays its greatest stress upon outward forsired his wife to give him some; but she replied that malities, the tendency of which is not to spiritualise there was none in the house. The reformer then took our affections, but rather to debase the human intela silver cup, and handed it to the student, telling him lect, by filling the mind with the most grovelling and to sell it to a goldsmith.—A friend having sent him contemptible ideas of the Supreme Being. It may two hundred pieces of gold, he employed the whole sum be said, that enlightened Catholics perceive and dein works of charity. - Another time he wrote, “I have plore such gross errors quite as much as Protestants. received from Taubenheim one hundred pieces of gold, The question then is, wlierefore are such scandalous and fifty pieces from Schart ; so that I begin to fear acts at all countenanced and upheld by their ccclelest God be giving me my portion here below. But siastics and prclates? Or is it too much to expect I solemnly declare that nothing can make me happy that an archbishop should be an enlightened Roman except God. I must either send back this money, or Catholic ?-Rae Wilson. employ it in good works. Why should I keep such great sums? I have already given half to Prior, which

LONDON :--Published by JAMES BURNS, 27 Portman Street, has much gratified him.”- At the beginning of 1527, Portian Square ; W. EDWARDS, 12 Ave Maria Lane, St. Paul's; Luther was attacked by a severe illness, which brought and to be procured, by order, of all Booksellers in Town and him to the gates of the grave. He was expecting Country. death, and delivered his last will in these terms: “ Lord, I thank thee that it has been thy will for me to be poor and needy upon earth. I have neither



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