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THE CHRISTIAN CHILD'S FAITHFUL FRIEND. We have pleasure in announcing to our readers the completion of the first volume of this little work, mentioned in our number for August, p. 353. We hope, in the succeeding volumes, to find those papers more numerous which in an easy, familiar manner fix attention on passages of the sacred Scriptures. Children are so accustomed to hear the Bible read before they are taught to think of its meaning, that many imagine they know and understand its contents, who have perhaps vever received an idea from any verse or chapter with which their ear is familiarized; therefore, illustrations which awaken youthful curiosity and apply general information to the study of the Scriptures, are particularly useful : as an example, we transcribe the following passage from the 9ih page:-" In the 12th chapter of Mark's gospel, we are informed that our Saviour in a parable observes, ' A certain man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a place for the wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. This refers to a custom

which prevailed, and is still continued, in the East. Mr. Buckingham, in his Travels in Palestine, remarks, ‘In the route between Jerusalem and the convent of St. Elias, the traveller may perceive several small and detached square towers in the midst of vine lands; they are used as watch towers, from which watchmen look out to guard the produce of the lands.' This custom may serve to explain the use and intention of that mentioned by the Evangelist in the verse referred to.” We venture to suggest that the botanical papers

would have been more interesting if accompanied with more elementary instruction : a child unacquainted with botany would not be much amused or benefited by reading (p. 29), that a plant “ may be termed succulent," and that "it belongs to the class Gynandria" and "the order Monandria," who would listen with profit and with delight to a plain account of the formation and the uses of different parts of vegetables.

* “ The Christian Child's Faithful Friend and Sabbath Companion.” 18mo. Vol. I. pp. 143. Philp, Falmouth : Hunter, London.

OBITUARY.

SAMUEL SHORE, ESQ. “ On the 16th of November, universally respected by all who knew him, in the 91st year of his age, SAMUEL SHORE, Esq., of Meersbrook, near Norton, in the county of Derby: Being born in the same year with his late Majesty, and having from an early period of his life been a tenacious adherent to the principles of the British constitution, and a man of sterling English character, Mr. Shore's political life has extended through, and in some sort been locally identified with, one of the most important periods of our history. He served the office of Sheriff for the county of Derhy. As a politician, the principles entertained by Mr. Shore were those of the purest Whiggism, and consequently he was a friend to civil and religious liberty, as well as of patriotic measures in the administration of the governinent. He was the last survivor of the three deputies from the county of York to London, in the years 1780 and 1782,-the Rev. Christopher Wyvill, and the late Duke of Roxburgh, (then Sir James Innes Norcliffe,) being the other two. It may be added, that he was a steady supporter of all institutions set on foot for the amelioration of the condition of his fellow-creatures ; his character was estimable as the head of his family, as was his conduct in public life. Spared to a period so far beyond the ordinary life of man, he has left descendants to the fourth generation to deplore his loss; and many public charities, as well as private participants of his bounty, will have to experience the loss of a generous, and we may add a general, benefactor, in the removal of the venerable proprietor of Meersbrook."-Sheffield Iris.

In addition to the above justly deserved panegyric, we feel it a pleasure and esteem it à duty to state, that Mr. Shore was equally distinguished by dignity of character, courtesy of manners and benevolence of heart. He was at the head of one of the few families of our hereditary gentry who have from generation to generation professed and consistently maintained Dissenting principles. From the family meeting-honse adjoining the mansion at Norton, nothing but illness or absence from home ever kept Mr. Shore. He was one of the early friends of the lale venerable Mr. Lindsey, and a Trustee of Essex Street Chapel. Few Dissenting charities are there to which he was not a benefactor. His name appears in the list of subscribers to almost every Unitarian institution. His death was easy, calm and dignified, answering to his virtuous, honourable and Christian life. His removal has made a blank in the wide circle, of which he formed so distinguished a part, which cannot be

filled up.

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INTELLIGENCE.

UNITED COMMITTEE.

The United Committee for conducting the application to Parliament for the Repeal of the Corporation and Test Acts have dissolved themselves, their object being accomplished, leaving a Sub-Committee to complete the Test-Act Reporter. In dissolving, they came to a resolution, agreed to be made public, expressing their desire of perfect Religious Liberty for all, and of the abolition of all penalties and disqualifications on account of religious faith and worship.

REY. MR. MONTGOMERY. This distinguished champion of Religious Liberty in Ireland is engaged to preach this year at the Salford anniversary on New-Year's Day. From Manchester he is coming to London, and is, we understand, engaged to preach on the first Sunday in the new year, in the morning at Rev. Mr. Davison's Chapel, Jewin Street, and in the evening at the Rev. Mr. Porter's, Carter Lane.—Some friends to Religious Liberty propose to invite him to a public dinner, at the

Albion, on Monday, the 5th of January, Win. Sturch, Esq., in the Chair, in testimony of their respect and gratitude.

LORD RECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW.

Mr. Tuomas CAMPBELL, the poet, has been chosen a third time by the students of Glasgow to be their Lord Rector. In his speech at his Installation, he announced his intention of giving four prizes; two silver medals for the best exercises in Latin and Greek verse, one gold medal for the best English Essay “on the comparative Importance of Scientific and Classical Instruction on the general Ed tion of Mankind,” and another gold medal for the best English Essay on the Evils of Intolerance towards those who differ from us in Religion.” In the announcement of the latter theme, Mr. Campbell said, this circuitous phrase from disliking to couple the epithet religious with that spirit of intolerance which, reversing the sublime aim of all religion, bows down the mind from its celestial aspiration to the anxieties of this world, like the Indian fig-tree, which, after bearing its head loftily in the sky, turns down again its branches from the sunshine of heaven to be blended with and buried in the dirt of earth.”

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CORRESPONDENCE. Communications have been received from N., and Messrs. Mills and Cree, which will appear in the first number of the ensuing volume.

The Letters from Mr. Latham, and B., as also those from Lewes, have come to hand.

The account of the Dedication of the Congregational Unitarian Church at Philadelphia, came too late for insertion in this Number.

AN INDEX

OF

SUBJECTS AND SIGNATURES.

A.
Ai's report of the avnual

meeting of Methodist Uni.
tarians,

361
Afflictions, natural benefit
of,

482
Allchin, Miss Elizabeth, obi-
tuary of,

465
Ainerican Unitarian Associ.

ation, third annual report
of, 469. Extract from the

Appendix to its Report, 540
America, Quakers in, 263,

399. Progress of Unita-
rianismin, 478. Early glim-
merings of Unitarianism
in, 529. Divinity School

at Cambridge, in, 540
ANGLO-UNITARIUS on early

glimmerings of Unitarian-
ism in America,

529
A. P.'s obituary of Miss E.
Allchin,

465
Aristotelian Trinity,

97
Asiatic Journal, extracts
from the,

322, 366
Astley, Miss Catharine, obi.
Tuary of,

465
Astley, Unitarianism in, 224
Athanasian Creed,

213
Austin, St., the founder of
orthodoxy,

188

Baptism, remarks on, 26,

186, 248. An instance
of, by immersion, in the

Church of England, 419
Baptist Mission, dispute
about,

406
Baptists, contest between
the,

506
BAPTIZED BELIEVER, A, on
a profane hymn,

506
Barrington, Lord, anecdote
of,

394
Bartholomew-day, a hint
for,

314
Baxter's anticipation of pa-
triots in heaven,

425
Benenden social tea party, 417
Ben Mordecai's Apology, ex-
tract from,

97
BENNETT, Mr. A., argu-

ments by, to prove Jesus
Christ

Unitarian
teacher and worshiper, 163
Bentley, Miss Harriet, obi-

222
Berry, Rev. Charles, pre-

sentation of a piece of
plate to,

265
Bible, the, and the Church, 37
Bible-Society dispute, 404
Bible-Society speeches, on,

507 536
Bigotry, religious, in do-
mestic life,

354
Birds of Passage, a poem,

386
Births, register of, among
Dissenters,

129
Blomfield's, Dr., Sermon on
Prison Discipline,

484
B. M. on heresy in Kent and
Sussex a century back,

65

an

tuary of,

B.
B.'s report of the Bolton

District Association half-
yearly meeting,

272
Baker, Mr. George, letter

by, on the Athanasian
Creed,

213

of,

Bolton District Association, Chandler, Dr., remarks on

272, 515

some statements of his, 2
Bonaparte, anecdote of, 124 Channing, Dr., extract from
Bowles, Rev. W. L., church

a sermon by,

550
appointment of,

372 Charles V., anecdote of, 168
Brooke, Lord, notice of, 426 Children's hymu,

549
Browne, Mrs., obituary of, 361 Christian Child's Faithful
Browne, Sir Thomas, vindi-

Friend, notices of the, 353, 552
cation of, from the charge Christian Tract Society, an-
of infidelity,

442 niversary of, 228. Ex.
Brunswick Clubs,

418

tracts from its report, 269
Buckland, Rev. G., account CHRISTIAN'S, A, defence of

of his Missionary labours 223 Unitarianism, 436, 501
Burial Service of the Church, Christianity, on the injustice
remarks on,

85 and the evil of awarding
Burnet, Bishop, weakness

civil punishment for at-
36
tacks on,

204
Byng, Rev. John, obituary Church or Bible,

37
of,

39 Church of England, remarks

on its Burial Service, 85.
C.

Baptism by immersion in, 419
Ci's obituary of Mr. Hip Church Rates, letter on the
pius,

222
payment of,

213
Calamitous accidents not

Civil disabilities of the Jews
judginents,
330 in England,

517
Calvinism, history and ten Cobbett, wretched spirit of, 526
dency of the doctrines of, Corporation and Test Acts,

181, 235 petitions of Roman Ca.
Cambridge (U. S.) Divinity iholics for repeal of, 33,
School,

540 93. Proceedings respect-
Campbell, Mr. T., a poem

ing, 47, 84. Petition of
Re-elected Lord

the Gravel-pit congrega-
Rector of Glasgow Uni-

tion for their repeal, 52–
versity,

554 of the Lyon Unitarian
Cappur, Mrs. Ann, obituary congregation, 113. Par-
of,

126

liamentary debates
Carne's Letters from the

127, 179. Repeal of, 227.
East, extract from, 398 Parting thoughts on, 229.
Cartesian Trinity.

97 Dinner to celebrate the
Catholic Association, its ad-

repeal of, 274. Disseut.
dress to the English Dis-

ing Ministers' resolutions
senters,

74, 89 on their repeal, 275, Lord
Catholic emancipation, fa-

Holland's speeches on,
voured by the Dissenters, 52 277, 332. First fruits of
Catholic question, 227, 308, their repeal, 323. Pro-

325, 368 ceedings relative to, in
Catholics, petitions of, in fa-

1790, 345. Resolutions
vour of the Dissenters,

of the Unitarian Associa-
33, 93. Oaths of the

tion on the repeal of, 346.
Irish,

96 Dissolution of United Com-
CATHOLICUS on Quakers in

mittee,

554
Pennsylvania,

263 CORRESPONDENCE, 48,
Chalmers, Dr., remarks of, 84, 132, 180, 228, 276,
on the Test Acts,

232

32, 372, 516, 354

by, 6.

on,

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