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'testify their zeal of God's House, and of His holy name.
tration of the Lord's Supper followed, as I suppose it always does if possible, the consecration of the house, if it does not rather form a part ' of the service. I was thankful to observe the worthy promoter of the church, with all the members of his family who had attained to a proper age (six or seven in number), devoutly attending and partaking together ' of this heavenly feast.
In the afternoon the same parties were all confirmed, as I make no 'scruple of admitting those persons to the Holy Communion in the morn'ing, who are about to be confirmed in the afternoon, according to the 'permission of the Rubric, in reference to those who "are ready and desirous to be confirmed." Grandparents and parents with their children 'took upon themselves, (I hope and believe devoutly and intelligently,) ' and in the presence of the congregation, those vows and promises which they knew to have been binding upon them, and by which they had been bound in their hearts and lives long before. Two children were baptized ' after the second Lesson; and at the conclusion of the service and sermon, the petition for the Consecration having been read in the church, the grave-yard was consecrated, the people walking the bounds, and repeating the Psalms with myself and the other Clergy. The day was warm ' and bright, and the air clear and calm, and Ward's Harbour was blessed ' in a Sabbath with God's richest mercies of nature and grace. I invited 'the worthy planter, with all his family and connexions in the neighbourhood, on board the Church Ship in the evening, to practise Psalmody, in 'which they take much delight, and are very desirous to improve; and they thankfully availed themselves, men and women, of the opportunity; and I entirely believe we complied with the Apostolic precept, both 'speaking to ourselves and to each other in psalms, and hymns, and spiri'tual songs, and singing and making melody in our hearts to the Lord.
They all agreed it was "the beautifullest house" and "beautifullest church" they had ever seen.
Monday, August 15th.-We were favoured with a fair but light wind, and reached Nipper's Harbour before twelve o'clock. The title or name is rather an alarming one, particularly to thin-skinned Southerners, as the Nipper is the largest and most formidable of the mosquitoes; and it 'might be supposed that the Harbour obtained its affix, or distinguishing title, from the number of these tormentors. Probably, in former times, the Harbour was full of wood; but as the wood has diminished till almost none remains, (as is unhappily the case in nearly every inhabited Harbour,) the flies have become less numerous and troublesome; and 'they are every where fewer than usual this summer. The shore or outward face of the rocks, on this side of the Bay, is most barren and forbidding-not less so than Labrador; but concealed behind or within this 'iron-work are beautiful coves and bights, well wooded, and with abundance of wild grass and other vegetation, and, where there are inhabitants, potatoes and other garden produce. Mr. Kingwell, who followed us in his boat, arrived soon enough to accompany Mr. Boone, and to visit the people on shore, and invite them to our Evening Service on board. There " are several planters here of apparently considerable opulence and respec
'tability, living in decent houses, and with many comforts. One of the 'principals is an Englishman, but resident here thirty-three years. His com'forts may be in some degree due to four noble-looking sons, the youngest 'nineteen, all unmarried, and living and working at home. At the Even'ing Service, all these four were confirmed on board, with a few others. There were several more candidates, but they were deficient in know'ledge, and Mr. Kingwell had not been able to give them the neces'sary instructions. Those presented, were selected as well prepared and 'seriously disposed. Our cabin was filled with a most respectable and 'attentive congregation. I exhorted them, among other things, to proceed ' with their Church, which, though but a wooden structure like the rest, has been many years in progress, or rather not in progress, but standing 'still, and not so much for want either of ability or desire on the part of 'the people to finish it, as for want of some person to direct and order 'them. Could the Missionary remain but a fortnight in the place, to 'assign their parts and overlook and encourage them, he might see the ' good work completed, without his labour or other assistance, by the 'people themselves.
'It is obvious, however, that by a knowledge of joiner's and carpenter's 'work, he might materially assist as well as encourage; and I think 'it of importance that instruction in such matters should be given, in due place and proportion, at St. Augustine's and other Missionary Colleges. It is of far more importance, however, even in these works 'purely mechanical, that Clergymen should know how to direct and employ the mind and will of the people. The presiding mind is more necessary 'than the helping hand; and there is, of course, some danger of a Clergyman losing his proper place and influence, in descending to manual ' labour and cooperation.
In this Harbour, however, twenty stout and handy men would, I believe, be found, needing no help or direction beyond exhortation and 'admonition; and a decent church might be completed in a fortnight.. 'I was truly grieved that my stay must necessarily be so short; and I did 'what lay in my power to know and be known by the principal people, by 'receiving and conversing with them in my own cabin after the service.
All our readers will welcome a new series of 'Synodalia,' chiefly confined to documents, under the title of 'The Journal of Convocation,' (Rivingtons,) and the tried and valued editorship of Mr. Warren. How suggestive is the title!
A flight of Visitation and Commemoration Sermons, 'thick as autumnal leaves,' has reached us. Among them we may specify, 1. Mr. Lowe's, of Hurstperpoint, The Lord and Giver of Life,' (Masters.)-2. 'Ministerial Watchfulness,' by Mr. Cochin, of Birmingham, (Hatchard.)-3. The Presence of Christ in Holy Places, by Mr. Courtenay, (Masters.)—4. Mr. H. Seymour's, on 'Good Works at Bishop of Worcester's Visitation,' (Rivingtons.)-5. Mr. Cunningham's Ordination Sermon,' at Farnham Castle, (Hatchards.)-6. 'The Wisdom of Bezaleel,' by Mr. Baines, (Skeffington.)
Census, &c. [Census of Great Britain, 1851.
Etruria, Cities and Cemeteries of [Dennis's
Mr. Dennis, 80. Present state of the coun-
India, the Church in [Evidence before the
Indian Church, 66-78.
Jews [The Kings of the East, &c.], 110-170.
Liguori, S. Alfonso [Theologia Moralis, &c.],
Medieval Sermons [Concionalia, &c.], 1-44.
Milman's Latin Christianity [History of Latin
Societies, Religious [Clarke's Memoirs of the
Sherwood, Mrs. [Life of Mrs. Sherwood, &c.],
Voltaire [Bungener's Voltaire and his Times],
SHORTER NOTICES OF BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS.
JULY.-Bruton's Paper on Architecture
OCTOBER. Churton's Cleveland Psalter -
R. CLAY, PRINTER, BREAD STREET HILL.