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UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE FOLLOWING

Stated Contributors :
Rev. R. Bayne, A. M. Elgin, Scotland || Rev. William Jay, Bath
Thomas Beck, London

Jos. Jefferson, Basingstoke
Charles Buck, London

W.Kinsbury, A. M. Southampton
James Roden, Sheffield

George Lainbert, Hull
David Bogue, A. M. Gosport

J. M. Mason, A. M. New York
8. Bottomley, Scarlorough

Herbert Mends, Piymouth
J. Biewer, Bi; mingham

James Moody Warwick
George Burder, Coventry

Edward Parsons, Leeds
Joseph Cockin, Halitax

W.F. Platt, London
William Cooper, Dublin

William Ruby, M inchester
A. Duncanson, Airdrie, Scotland

John Ryland, D. D. Bristol
John Eyre, A. M. Hackney

Robert Simpson, A. M. Hoxton
J. Fawcett, A. M. Ewood Hall

John Smart, Surling, Scotland
Andrew Fuller Kettering

C. F. S:einkoptl, London
S. Greatheed, Newport-Pagnel

John Townsend, London
T. Haweis, LL.L.M.D. Aldwinkle

Alexander Waugh, A. M. London
Rowland Hill, A. M. London

Matthew Wilks, London
James Hinton, A. M. Oxford

E. Williams, 1. D. Rotherham.
E.D. Jackson, Warminster

In one Spirit, with one Mind, striving together for the Faith of the Gospel.

Phil. 1. 27.

London:
PRINTED FOR T. WILLIAMS, STATIONERS' COURT,

LUDGATE STREET.
VOL. XI.

G. Auld, Printer, Greville Street, Hatton Garden.

PREFACE.

I'ILETIER we sursey the prents of the past year, or look forward to the prospect now before us, we have equal cause for encouragement and gratitude. The long-desired Peace has been fully rutified, - the Cries of the Poor mercifully heard, and the Year has been crowned with divine goodness. .

The political world exhibits a scene like that of the ocean calmed after a most tremendous tempest. While some of the States of Europe are collecting and dividing among themselves the scattered wrecks of empire, mothers are beginning, assiduously, to cultivate the arts of Peace, in order to recruit their exhausted strength. France, leaning on her inverted spear, turns a favourable eye towards the Protestant Religion ; and we have reason to biliire, she will not be displeased at any attempts which may be made for its increase. Britain, by her late happy union with her sister-country, opens an extensive field for the preaching of the Gospel in Ireland; where the language of both Ministers and People is like that of the Men of Macedonia to St. Paul : Come over and help us.

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Among the Blessings of Peace, with which we have been so mercifullu fatoured, a more easy intercourse with the other couniri's of Europe, and of the world, may be not the least. It was thus that the Lord prepared the way for the Propagation of his Gospel in the first ages. The Temple of Janus was shut when the great Messiah came ; and while the world was hushed in Peace, the Gospel ran and was glorified, even where the Roman arms, or perhaps the Roman name, had never penetrated. The Lord's hand is not shortened ; and we are, at least, encouraged to pray and hope that scenes, in some respects like these, may be reneard ; that the Gospel may be again clothed in its ancient purity and splendor, and spread from country to country, till the linowledge of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters do the seu.

Among the means of propagating divine truth, we rejoice in the Commencement and Increase of Religious Magazines, in various parts of Germany; and we hope that similar Publications will soon obtain in France and other countries. The establishment of Peace will enable us to procure an early transmission of these works; and we shall be happy to enrich our own Publication with whatever may appear of peculiar inte

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