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No. 4. APRIL, 1864. Price 2d. $\F late years, we have often seriously put the question to %Jf ourselves, Is Calvinistic Methodism destined to have a long existence in our country, or, has it already fulfilled its mission, and has now simply to abide its time of gradual decay and death ? Our reason for asking the question is this : Having dwelt long on the borders of Wales, where the English Language is fast gaining ground, we have felt convinced that Calvinistic Methodism must lose its hold upon the affections of the people, unless it speedily makes provision for the preaching of the Gospel in the language the people understand. It is well known that the Established Church has suffered much in many parts of Wales through its negligence of Welsh preaching; and Calvinistic Methodism has already buffered in like manner on the borders of Wales, and in many of its interior towns, through its negligence of English preaching. The longer this negligence is continued, the more disastrous the consequence, necessarily, will 1^e. Our position, as a denomination, is peculiar. Our origin took place in Wales, and our early ministers confined their efforts almost exclusively to the Welsh language. They never attempted the formation of English Churches. As much as they could do was to attend to the Welsh, and they did not feel called upon to do any¬ thing among the English. At all events, what they did among the English was done only by a .few, and that occasionally ; and what¬ ever good was done was reaped by other denominations. Our ministers had their sphere, and were faithful, to the best of- theft: abilities, therein. They committed fifcmistake in neglecting the