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vrote the commandant at Bayonne, 'I Stanton ; “He that hateth his brother is lave communicated the commands of your a murderer.' The same spirit of religious najesty to the inhabitants of the town, intolerance, breathed in this speech of ind to the soldiers of the garrison, and I yours, led to that deed of blood; and lave found good citizens, and brave Protestants, unhappily, have not been oldiers, but not one executioner. By entirely free from the folly and guilt hese various ways, many thousand Pro. of religious persecution.” estants escaped. The complete exter. “No, papa, but,” said Alice, hesitating, nination proposed was not effected: yet “ the Protestants did not do it because Protestantism in France then received a they were Protestants. I can't express blow from which it has never recovered. just what I mean." Rome triumphed in the victory achieved. “I suppose you mean that the principles Processions of priests paced the blood. of Roman Catholicism permit and enstained streets of Paris, chanting jubilant courage religious persecution, while the hymns; at Rome the tidings made a principles of Protestantism deny and forholiday ; bells rang, cannon were fired, bid it entirely, although Protestants have and the churches opened for solemn sometimes been so false to their principles thanksgiving."
as to have become persecutors.” “Papa,” said Alice, after father and “Yes, papa, that is what I mean," said daughters had sat a few minutes in silence, Alice. "it seems impossible."
“A true distinction, my dear, and a very “What seems impossible, my dear?" important one. The right of private
“All, papa, the whole story. The judgment on religious subjects lies at the keeping of the secret by so many, and very basis of Protestantism, and" the dreadful cruelty and perfidy; and But just at this moment a servant then that they should dare to thank God entered to say that a gentleman wished for such a deed seems most impossible of to speak with Mr. Stanton. all."
When their father had left the room “And yet, dear Alice, the fullest, most Carrie lighteå the gas and began to read; incontestable evidence, proves this history while Alice sat still beside the fire, watchtrue,"
ing the glowing embers, listening to the "I think nothing bad impossible to wind, and pondering the dark deed done Roman Catholics. I hate Roman Catho. on that day of St. Bartholomew.* lics!” said Carrie.
K. L. G. "Hush! Caroline, hush !" said Mr.
NOTICES OF NEW BOOKS. Pax Vobiscum; or, the Bible and the against what he conceives to be no un. Family. Being a deduction from the important error. His belief is “that he Scriptures of the Gospel, in its charac- has been enabled to make it clearly teristically family aspect. By the Rev. appear—that a man cannot at one and DANIEL FRASER, A.M. Edinburgh :
the same time hold by Baptist principles W. P. Kennedy.
and hold the Bible; that a separate
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tenable ; that Baptists themselves must superficial age. Here is a solid volume
be glad to escape from their unsupported of 650 pages, which would do credit to the age of the Puritans for labour and
* An extended account of the massacre of St. thoroughness. If the power of continnous
Bartholomew, and from which this sketch has patient toil has forsaken these southern
been drawn, may be found in the “History of regions, it has evidently found a congenial Henry IV. of France," one of a series of instruchome in a Free Church Shetland Manse. tive and deeply interesting historical biographies, Mr. Fraser is no meek apologist for his by J. & J. C. ABBOTT. Published by Allman and opinions, but comes forth as a warrior Son, 42, Holborn-hill. One shilling each.
and dangerous position; and that, if they thoughtful consideration by all who wish are to reform, and to continue occupying to reach the masses. A suggestion which distinctive ground, it must be under he made to the Church and congregation another set of principles than those which of which Mr. Morris is minister, " that their banner" has hitherto displayed.” the Sunday evening service should be We know our Baptist brethren too well thrown quite open to all who might be to anticicipate any such revolution as willing to come, without any reserve or this. And we have no doubt they will distinction of seats, was unanimously, and find in the mass of exposition and argu- even enthusiastically adopted at a large ment contained in Mr. Fraser's book not meeting of seat-holders and subscribers. a few points which they can challenge, All appeared to feel alike in the matter, perhaps overthrow. But we are satisfied that if the proposed change should involve that in the main he is right, and that in any sacrifice of personal convenience, it their zeal for Individuality in religion, was a sacrifice which they were called Baptists do not do justice to the position cheerfully to make.
The chapel which “The Family” occupies in the has ever since been filled on Sunday Holy Scriptures. Our author puts it evening with attentive hearers, and not thus: “The gospel of God is: 'Believe on filled by persons drawn from other places the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be of worship, but, for the most part, by saved, and thy house.'-(Acts xvi. 31). those whose benefit was especially con. The gospel of Baptists is : 'Believe on templated.” the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.' And while he holds as strongly
The Curate of West Norton. as they that no one is saved but by his
anthor of “The O'Tooles of Glen Imaal." own faith, he holds likewise that the London: S. Partridge & Co. words of the apostle, as well as the whole In this little volume “an attempt is made teaching of Scripture, recognise'a family to confront Ritualism with the Gospel of aspect and a family grace in the gospel, God, to weigh it in the balance as a which the theory against which he con
means of bringing life to sinful souls, and tends ignores. Apart from its bearing on to show that it is wanting in that first the Baptist controversy, we recommend
requisite of religious power to satisfy the this volume as a most valuable contribution
God-created cravings of the human to the exposition of Holy Scripture. The spirit." The form in which this "attempt" man who masters it, even if he finds
is made will secure for it many readers details from which he dissents, will add who would turn away from “dry argu. much to the strength and comprehensive- ments." ness of his conceptions of the Word of God.
Observations on the Conversion and Apostle
ship of St. Paul. By Lord GEORGE The Ante-Nicene Christian Library, Vol. LYTTLETON. With an Introductory
VII. Tertullianus against Marcion, Vol. Essay by Henry Rogers. London:
“LORD LYTTLETON,” to use Mr. Rogers's T. and T. Clark.
words, “was, in several respects, especially
well qualified to treat this subject, and The first of these volumes is translated his judgment ought to have great weight by Peter Holmes, D.D., Domestic Chaplain with the reader. He had been a sceptic. to the Countess of Rothes; and the He became a Christian after deliberate fecond by the Rev. Robert Ernest Wallis, examination ; and being a layman, he had Ph.D., Serior Priest Vicar of Wells
no professional bias in favour of his con. Cathedral.” The books themselves are clusion." "He had, in the pride of youthful among the best known of the Ante-Nicene
confidence," says Dr. Johnson, “ with the period; and the form in which they belp of corrupt conversation, entertained are now presented brings them within doubts of the truth of Christianity; but the easy reach of all students of early he thought the time now come” (he was Church history.
then about thirty-eight years of age)
“when it was no longer fit to doubt or Sermons for all Classcs. By T. M. MORRIS,
believe by chance, and applied himself Ipswich. London: Elliot Stock.
seriously to the great question. His FOURTEEN Sermons well printed for one studies, being honest, ended in conviction." shilling. And admirable sermons they Lord Lyttleton's tract on St. Paul (for in are. We bave not met with any better, truth it is little more than a tract) Dr. few co good, for a long time. And the Johnson spoke of as “a treatise to which story connected with them deserves infidelity has never been able to fabricate
specious answer," And Mr. Rogers, quite to forget that most stories have two ho regards its reasoning as still strong sides. We do wonder that a man of his nd good, says, “it is the more valuable years should be so partial and one-sided. A some respects, inasmuch as it exhibits he question between Christianity and its
The Model Church: an Ancient Study for
Modern Times. pponents in a very narrow compass, and
By the Rev. L. B. -n a single line of argument.” We need Brown, Hull. London: Thomas C.
Jack. carcely add that Mr. Rogers has added Exceedingly to the value of Lord Lyttle- We are not surprised to find this book on's "observations” by his “introduction" already in a second edition. We have of seventy pages. And we thank both
met with nothing new on the subject of him and the Religious Tract Society for Church Government so satisfactory for a his volume most heartily.
very long time. We do not know to what
branch of the “ Congregational” family The Philosophy of Evangelicism. London:
Mr. Brown belongs, but he has laid all Elliot Stock.
branches of it under obligation. He writes John Wesley; or the Theology of Conscience. in a spirit that is Christian, devout, and
By the author of the “Philosophy of fervent-sometimes glowing and eloquent
Evangelicism.” London: Elliot Stock. --while his arguments and illustrations The second of these volumes is an illustra
are, in our judgment, most conclusive. tion and defence of the theory of the first —which theory is thus summarised by the
The Dawn of Light : a Story of the Zenana anthor himself: “Humanity is constituted
Mission, By MARY E. LESLIE, Calcutta. so as to IMPLICATE us not only in our own
With an Introduction by Rev. E. STOR.
ROW. London: John Snow & Co. personal moral acts, but also in the moral acts of each other; and, in consequence
Mr. Storrow tells us that “the writer of thereof, conscience, in its higher exercises,
• The Dawn of Light' is a voluntary laextends beyond the sphere of our in
bourer in female mission work. Dwelling dividual conduct. The extension of these in the city where it is chiefly carried on, principles to their utmost degree unfolds the noble impulses of feminine love and the true theory of the sufferings of Christ pity led her, as well as a few others, to for our guilt, and of our participation in
seek access to a select number of respectHis perfect righteousness. By virtue of able Hindu families, and week by week to His UNION with us in moral consciousness,
labour for their moral and intellectual ena clear avenue is opened between the lightenment. Miss Leslie, therefore, has Christ consciousness and the human con
had unusual opportunities for becoming sciousness, and we detect in their inter- acquainted with the character, habits, and communion, the accord of the atoning act
wants of Hindu ladies, and in the follow. and the believing act. Our Saviour, ing story has depicted these with great conscious of our sins, has taken them accuracy. Boshonto, Kumari, Kamini, upon Himself and atoned for them; we, Prosonno, and Premchand, are veritable conscious of His righteousness, appear
personages, though all the incidents asso. with it in the sight of God, and are
ciated with theirnames havenot occurred." justified: our sins are His sins; His We have read “The Dawn of Light" with righteousness, our righteousness; and
great interest, and commend it heartily this union of Christ and His people in
in Mr. Storrow's own words :-" The story moral consciousness, is the central idea of is not only valuable as a faithful porthe Gospel.” It would require a volume traiture of Hindu scenery, character, and to expose the fallacies which seem to us customs, as they exist in the greatest, to run through this theory, a theory wealthiest, and most intelligent of the which to our minds is, as unsatisfactory
vast provinces of our empire; it is yet philosophically as it is insufficient scrip
more valuable as illustrative of the me. turally
thods by which light and truth are now
penetrating into the dark and dreary reRecollections of Student Life, and Thoughts cesses of many a Zenana.”
on our time. An address to theological students; partly delivered at the anuual How to Study the New Testament. (I). meeting of Rotherham College. By The Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. the Rev. Professor HOPPUS. London: (II). The Epistles (First Section). By Jackson, Walford, and Hodder.
HENRY ALFORD, D.D., Dean of Canter. This address contains some
" recollec- bury. London: Alexander Straham. tions” that are interesting, and some
THESE two small compact volumes are on "resurrections" of buried controversies a theme of extreme importance, and few that are very unwise. - Dr. Hoppas seems men are so well qualified to write upon it
as Dean Alford. His critical studies on
Hope. By ROBERT BOYD, D.D. London:
Thomas C. Jack. 1868. This is a book for the heart rather than for the intellect. It consists of a number of addresses on evangelical themes, con. taining a good deal of earnest exhortation, and of quickening truth, put in a pointed and interesting form, and rendered the more readable, as well as the more forcible, by a good sprinkling of apt illustrations. A large class of persons, who have not much time for reading, but are glad of a religiously helpful book, especially on Sundays, will find here what they need. We cannot, however, refrain from expressing our dissent from,and regret on account of, the mode in which the author refers to our Lord's sufferings upon the cross. Allud. ing to the Saviour's exclamation,“My God! my God! why hast Thou forsaken me?" our author writes, “By imputation, He was at that moment the greatest sinner in the world."
“ Those billows of wrath that shall overwhelm the souls of them that reject the Gospel beat upon
Him, while a rayless gloom surrounded
CAR. ERNST LUTHARDT. Translated
Clark. 1868. THESE apologetio lectures were delivered in Leipsic in the year 1866. They are thoughtful, noble utterances on the great central truths of the gospel, delivered, be it remembered, from a Lutheran stand. point of observation and opinion. The professional theologian will be glad to have this little work upon his shelves, and the intelligent non-professional reader will peruse it with advantage and delight. Savage Island. A brief account of the
island of Niué, and of the work of the Gospel among its people.
By Rev. THOMAS Powell, F.L.S., twenty-three years missionary to the South Seas.
London: John Snow & Co. The book of “ the Acts of the Apostles” is not yet completed. Here is one of the many chapters that have been written since Luke left Paul in Rome, in his hired house, preaching the kingdom of God. And though it refers to a very small island, of which Luke and Paul knew nothing, its story would not be disowned by these apostolic men as unworthy of the Gospel which they preached. We hope Mr. Powell's sixpenny volume will have a very large circulation.
May-June. [To prevent mistakes and delay, all communications for the Register should be addressed to the Editor, 2, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, E.C., and marked on the envelope “ For Congregational Register.”] COUNTY ASSOCIATIONS.
sociation at Pickering. Sermon by Rev.
K. Balgarnie. Chairman, Rev.J. C. Potter. April 27, 28.--Cornwall Association at April 28, 29.-Dorset Association at Penryn. Preacher, Rev. J. C. Beadle. Wimborne. Chairman, Rev. J. Rogers. Chairman, E. Jenkins, Esq.
Subject of consideration, Qualifications April 28.—Glamorganshire and Caer. for Christian Work." Addresses on “Self marthenshire Association of English In- Consecration to God,” by Rev. R. S. Ash. dependent Churches. Chairman, Rev.
“ Self Forgetfulness," Rev. W. Jones. Discussion on “ The Consti- J. D. Davies. “Absence of Party Spirit,” tution of the Congregational Union.” Rev. B. Gray, B.A. “ Entire Dependence Sermons by Revs. F. S. Johnstone and on Divine Aid," Rev. J. Fox, B.A. Ser. E. Z. Lyttel.
mon by Rev. W. Lewis. The Lord's April 28.-Yorkshire North Riding As- supper was celebrated.
May 5, 6.-Cheshire Congrégational Jnion at Stockport. Sermon by Rev. 1. B. Kidd. Chairman, Rev. A. Wilson, 3.A. Chairman of public meeting, the Layor of Stockport.
May 6.-North Devon Association at forrington. Chairman, Rev. W. Moss. Rev. J. H. Wilson attended on behalf of he Home Missionary Society.
May 24.-Jubilee of the North Bucks Association at Buckingham. Sermons vere preached by Rev. R. Ferguson, LL.D.
May 26.-Bedford Union of Christians at Bedford. Sermon by Rev. H.J.Gamble. Addresses were delivered by the Revs. J. Frost, T. Hands, T. R. Stevenson, J. Dixon, J. Brown, B.A., and J. Andrews.
May 26.-Somersetshire Congregational Association Meetings. Sermons by Rev. A. McMillan and J. Lambert. Conference of Sunday-school teachers. Chairman, William Rawlinson, Esq.
June 2.-Surrey Congregational Union at Richmond.
NEW CHAPELS OPENED. April 17.-Dalkeith, by Rev. W.L. Alex. ander, L.L.D. Sermons on the Lord's day, by Rev. A. Jack, J. Macfarlane, D.D., and W. Palsford, D.D. Pastor, Rev. A. T. Gowan, D.D.
April 23.-Newport, Fife, by Rev. W.L. Alexander, LL.D. Sermons on the Sab. bath following, by Rev. Messrs. Spence, Tait, and Lang. Pastor, Rev. J. Tait.
May 6.-Tillingham, near Maldon, by Rev. G. Wilkinson. Pastor, Rev. C. E. G. Smith.
May 31.-Hucknall, by Rev. J. B. Paton, M.A.
June 7.—Cardiff, by Revs. T. Jones and J. Waite. Pastor, Rev. J. Davies.
May 27.-Newnham Market. (Pastor, Rev. J. Jenkins.) Addresses by Revs. E. Jones, C. Collins, and J. Gray.
CHAPEL FOUNDATIONS LAID. May 14.--Scaldwell, in connection with the Church at Old, by the Revs. J. R. Parker, and T. E. Noyes. Address by Rev. J. T. Brown.
May 27.-Godalming, by T. Barnes, Esq., M.P. Pastor, Rev. T. Davies.
May 28.—Cannington, near Bridgewater, by the Earl of Cavan. Pastor, Rev. B. Hurman.
May 30.— Ilkley, by the Mayor of Bradford.
June 1.-Billingshurst, by David Friend, Esq. Pastor, Rev. Lloyd Harris.
June 2.-Booth, near Halifax, by Mr. Ambler. Pastor, Rev. D. Jones.
June 2.-Ravensthorpe, by R. Hurst, Esq. Pastor, Rev. J. Henderson.
June 10.--Hexham, by Mr. Alderman Brown. Pastor, Rev. J. Wadland, B.A.
CHAPEL DEBTS CLEARED.
May 26.-Orsett. School-room opened. Messrs. Turner, and Laxton, Revs. C. Bailhache, J. Morrison, and J. Marchant spoke on the occasion.
June 2. — Great Horton, Bradford. Memorial stone of school laid by E. Baines, Esq., M.P. Pastor, Rev. J. B. Robertson.
June 2.-Saltaire, Yorkshire. Dayschools for 750 children opened. Built at the cost of Titus Salt, Esq., J.P.
June 8.-Gospel Oak Chapel, Kentish Town. School and lecture hall opened. (Pastor, Rev. R. H. Smith.) The Revs. J. C. Harrison, A. Mackennal, E. White, &c., took part in the opening.
ORDINATIONS. March 23.-J. Pepper, Newcastle, New South Wales. The Reys. S. C. Kent, T. Johnson, and J. G. Fraser, M.A., officiated.
April 15.-W. Horn, Malvern Link. The Revs. B. Price, J. Spencer Hill, W. H. Sisterton, T. Dodd, and J. Wager took part in the sergice.
May 15.-D. Hann, Lytchett Minster. Prayer, Rev. G. C. Smith, M.A. Charge, Rev. J. Thomson. Address to Church and congregation, Rev. J. Fox, B.A.
CHAPELS RE-OPENED. April 26.—Wavertree, Liverpool, by Revs. N. Wight, and W. C. Stallybrass. Pastor, Rev. E. Hassan.
May 5.-Worth, Sussex, Countess of Hantingdon’s Connection, by Rev. H. Allon.
May 10.-Chapel Street, Salford, Man. chester, by Revs. J. Parker, D.D., and C. W. Selbie, B.A., and on the Sunday by Rev. Professor Newth, and the minister elect, Rev. A. B. Camm.
May 17.-Bristol Tabernacle. Pastor, Rev. J. Glendenning.
May 19-24.-Glastonbury, Somerset, by the Rev. J. Glendenning and the Pastor, Rev. J. Lambert.
May 22.- Polperro, Cornwall, after being closed for twenty years. It will be held as a branch from the Church at Looe.