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dence that even a child has a speaks to you in honor of Christ, conviction of their truth, and and breathes a spirit which is the triumphs that the Savior of man. glory of our nature and happi. kind is God, and that being God ness itself. Surely what is hid he can save to the uttermost. A from the wise and prudent has relation to God, is claimed and been revealed unto babes. “God firmly depended upon; he will has chosen the foolish things of be favorable because he promis. the world to confound the wise; es to be so; the belief thereof and God has chosen the weak restores peace to the mind; dis. things of the world to confound arms death of its terrors ; and the things which are mighty ; receives with unsuspecting con. and base things of the world, and fidence future happiness. The things which are despised hath soul is attuned to love, which God chosen.--. Yea, and things destroys any rancour or ill will, which are not to bring to nought and makes the interest of all its things which are, that no flesk own interest, even your contempt should glory in his presence." of the Savior- unbeliever, and The parents of such a child your abuse of a name dearer have sustained an irreparable than heaven itself, is viewed with loss, but their loss is the child's pity, and the prayer escapes that gain. Their tears we cannot you, that all, even if possible the forbid, they are demanded by most despicable of creatures departed worth. Christ wept, might be forgiven. Is this chris. and Christians may weep. There tianity ? Does christianity re- is a time to weep. It is good to store men to God, to Heaven, be in the house of mourning. to one another? Yes, such indeed By the sadness of the counte. is the christianity which you des nance the heart is made better. pise.
Godly sorrow worketh repentIn this child christianity ap- ance not to be repented of. pears in its native simplicity, Lamentation and bitter weeping and in all its power. Become on sad occasions, are nature gir. Cbristians, I beseech you, and ing vent to feelings, which supyou shall become happy. A pressed, would destroy the more guilty mind has tormented you; tal frame. Rachel may weep Christ proclaims pardon ; a de. for her children ; but let her not praved nature has been your dis. refuse comfort. God seeks our grace; he renews them who come good, not our ruin by affliction to him in thespirit of their minds; when he wounds he also heals; malice rankling at the heart he speaks comfortably to the af. preys upon the peace of the flicted. world; he eradicates that root “ Faint not when thou art of bitterness. Death is terrible; rebuked. Be not ignorant conbe has disarmed death of his sting; cerning them who are asleep, that an awful eternity distracts an. ye sorrow not even as others who ticipation; he brings life and have no hope. For if we beliere immortality to light.
that Jesus died and rose again ; All this and more than this, even so them also who sleep in or than what even tongue can Jesus will God bring with him.” tell he did for an infant, who Your Alethea, your Charlotte, are alive and happy in a better which we live, the general want world, you shall go to them, of sincerity in conversation is their removal weakens your at. none of the least. The world is tachment to mortality, but in the grown so full of dissimulation same proportion strengthens it to, and compliment, that men's immortality. It is an honor words are scarcely any significa. which cannot be too highly esti. tion of their thought. mated, that your family have The old English plainness and supplied inhabitants to the celes. sincerity, that generous integrity tial country. Where could they of nature, and honesty of dispo. be so secure, or where so happy? sition, which always argue true It was their welfare which lay greatness of mind, and are usual. near your heart, and are they ly accompanied with undaunted not well ? You could not bear courage and resolution, are in to see them in pain, and are they a great measure lost amongst us. not free from pain? Their death The dialect of conversation is was a sword pierciog your souls, now so swelled with vanity and but in the world which they now compliment, that if a man who iphabit, death is swallowed up of lived an age or two ago were to life. Let the command of your return into the world again, he God be remembered and obeyed. would really want a dictionary “Refrain thy voice from weep. to help him to understand his ing and thine eyes from tears; own language, and to know the for thy work shall be rewarded, true intrinsic meaning of the saith the Lord, and they shall phrases in fashion, and would come again from the land of the hardly at first believe at what a enemy. And there is hope in low rate the highest strains and thine end saith the Lord, that expressions of respect and esteem thy children shall come again to do commonly pass in current their own borders.”
payment: And when he should The companions of Charlotte come to understand, it would be must not suppose that their a long time before he could bring Charlotte is lost; no, she is gone himself, with a good countenance to heaven, and she wishes you to and a good conscience, to conbe with her, she would be un. verse with men upon equal terms, happy to miss any of you. She and in their own way. says to you, and to you as she In truth, it is hard to say whether said to Frances," mind your it should more provoke our con. daty to God, say your prayers tompt or our pity to hear what morning and evening on your solemn expressions of profound knees, and then you will die as I respect and ardent friendship. do; God bless you and may we will pass between men on the. meet in heaven.”
slightest occasions; how great honor and esteem they will pro.
fess to entertain for one whom SINCERITY IN CONVERSATION.
perhaps, they scarcely ever saw P
before, and how entirely they AMONGST too many other in. are all on a sudden devoted to stances of the great corruption his service and interest-for nu and degeneracy of the age in reason; how infinitely and cter. nally obliged to him for no we understand one another. But benefit; and how extremely they let it be remembered that such will be concerned for him, and, habitual deceit, however practis. even deeply afflicted--for no ed, as a matter of course, and cause. I know it is said, in jus. assuming the name of politeness, tification of this hollow kind of will insensibly deaden all regard conversation, that there is no to truth, corrupt the heart, and harm, no real deceit in compli. vitiate the whole moral system of ment: but that all is well enough, the man. as a matter of course, so long as · DECIUS. Lady's Mag.
The giver more blessed than the the present day, condensed into receiver, a Discourse addressed small publications, which are ex. to'the congregation in Frank. tensively circulated. lin, by Nathaniel Emmons, The Sermon before us brings D. D. Boston, Lincoln & its aid to the general cause of Edmands, 1809.
benevolence; being founded up.
on the words of the Lord Jesus, It is one of the most honora. It is more blessed to give, than ble traits in the character of the to receive. Beneficence is here present age, that the zeal to do forcibly recommended, by show. good has acquired an ardor, ing, that there is more real pleas. which was never before so gener. ure, and more virtue in giving, ally experienced, and is directed than in receiving; and that Gd by a wise extension of views, promises to reward the giver and anexampled in any former period. not the receiver. In the opinion A new spirit of benevolence has of the author our happiness al. been exhibited. New exertions ways bears a proportion to our have been made for the removal virtue, unless by some incidenof human sufferings, and for the tal cause the natural tendency of communication of happiness. A. virtue be obstructed; and the mong the means of promoting the virtue of giving is superior to the welfare of mankind, the distribu. virtue of receiving, because it tion of religious tracts, we think, expresses a greater degree of bem holds an important pluce; for nevolence. 66 There is a higher all christian excellence must be and purer happiness in rejoicing founded upon the knowledge of in the good of others, than io re. truth, and truth to be known joicing in our own good. The must be taught. There are few receiver rejoices in his own hap. who think for themselves, and piness, and let his joy rise over whose characters are not shaped so high, it still terminates in him. according to the instructions, self. But the giver has a nobler which they receive. It is a hap. pleasure, which arises from a py circumstance therefore, that nobler source. Instead of re. so many important truths are, at joicing in his awo good, he rea
joices in the good of others.” cause it gives the power of doing C.There is no deduction from the good; it is declared to be the pleasure of giving; but there is duty of men of every description a deduction from the pleasure of to be industrious in gaining the receiving. The receiver is laid world, that they may abound in under obligation to the giver ; deeds of charity; and Christians but the giver is laid under no are taught that beneficence, a obligation to the receiver.” constant course of beneficence, 66 There is more self denial in is the test of sincerity. Some of giving than in receiving. He that the channels pointed out, through gives, diminishes his interest, but which the offerings of the benevohe that receives, increases his lept may and should flow to the property."
poor, the ignorant, and the sin. Io these and other remarks, ful, are the various kiods of hu. found in the sermon before us, mane societies, the missionary there is much ingenuity and nov. societies, the tract societies, the elty; but it admits of a question, Bible societies, and the theolog. whether, in application to all ical societies. cases, they are perfectly correct. This sermon is written in the Admitting the theory of disinter- neat and perspicuous manner, ested benevolence, which has a for which Dr. E. is distinguished. great deal to support it, may not It is eminently the product of tbe good man, who receives, par. intelligence rather than of pas. take of the joy of the giver, and sion. But if it be deficient in pot rejoice solely in his own what the French call unction : happiness? May he not be glad this deficiency is compensated by that he is laid under an obliga. the insertion at the close of the tion ? And is it not possible, pamphlet, of two interesting and that in resisting his pride he may animated extracts from mission. manifest as much self denial as ary sermons, preached by the the giver, who has to resist bis Rev. Dr. Griffin, and the Rer. covetousness? It is very obvious Mr. WORCESTER. that circumstances may and do O n the whole, no person, we occur, in which less virtue is think, can rise from a fair peru. evinced in giving, than in receiv. sal of this discourse, without a ing. The position of Dr. E. then deep conviction on his mind of can be upiversally true only in the excellency, and importance bases, where the act of the bene. of the leading truth and the corfactor is not sullied by improper respondent duty, which it is in. motives, and does not proceed tended to illustrate and impress. from blind habit; and if the same It is creditable to the talents and supposition of perfect purity of to the heart of the respected au. notive, be applied to the receiver, thor; it displays the character, why should it be thought, that and breathes the spirit of chris. bis joy in receiving necessarily tianity; and we cheerfully re. and always terminates in himself? commend it, as worthy of an at.
In the very pertinent improve. tentive perusal and an extensive ment of this discourse wealth is distribution. represented as a great favor, be.
It is one way undes
nally obliged to him for no we understa benefit; and how extremely they let it be will be concerned for him, and. habitual even deeply afflicted-for no ed, ass cause. I know it is said, in jus. assu dification of this hollow kind of wil
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.ch men were the most conspicuous. receiver,aDiscour' under If another name should have been to'the congregat ption of added, it is that of Richard Hen. lin, by Nath us in some ry Lee, for he made the motion D. D. Bost wars to remove for independence. Yet if this Edmands, 1' oh in my opinion name had been added, it would
Modeserved. This, not have diminished the appear.
be done without for. ance of partiality in the view of ble traits i
you have exposed those, whose jealousy was awake it in the exercise of your upon the subject. The good resud
lice might have detected . You are pleased to say, that
Fereater magnitude in the some observations under the ar. ally
Chich you have reviewed, ticle, Samuel Adams, "savor too by :
ithout any insensibility to much of the political partizan." neral commendation, which You refer without doubt to what
lave bestowed upon it. is related of his conduct in res. You observe, that the mention pect to the British treaty, made
Four of Samuel Adams' asso. by Mr. Jay. In following Mr. entes in signing the declaration Thacher, his biograpber, my
indepeodence 66 will by some whole design was to jnstify Me he thought invidious; by others Adams for the manner, in which perhaps partial.” The four he opposed the treaty ; not to persons, who are thus distinguish, determine whether his opposition ed, are Franklin, John Adams, to it was well founded, or wheth. Hancock, and Jefferson. The er it originated in prepossession eminence of Franklin as a philos. and prejudice. On this subject opher, and the services, which he no opinion was expressed, and rendered to his country during the none was intended to be expressrevolution, will perhaps justify ed. It might with as much jus. the distinction with regard to himn. tice be concluded from what John Adams was the principal said in reference to this precise speaker in favor of independence. affair, under the article Washing In opposition to Dickinson he ton, thai the words of the Biobrought forth the stores of his grapbical Dictionary "savor to
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