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1895.) Literary Intelligence.... Germany...Portugal... Great Britain. 131

Literary 3ntelligence.

GERMANY.

do not all contain an edition of a whole Tae collection of bibles in the libra. bible ; for instance, that of the modern ry of the Elector of Wurtemberg, a Greek, contains only ihe new testamounted in 1804, to more than 4000 ment. diferent editions, among which are the The translation into the Croatian following, viz.

Janguage was printed, partly in the uni8 of modern Greek

versity of Tubingen, partly in the town 28 Arabick

of Urach, both of which are in the 13 Ethiopick

duchy of Wurtemberg ; peculiar types 7 Persian

were cast there for this purpose. The 6 Turk th

imperial general Tilly, seized these I Coptick

types, (during the religious war between 5 Armenian

the papists and protestants, called the 13 Tamulick

31 years war,) and made a present 6 Hindoostanec

of them to Rome; where they came in14 Malay

to the posseflion of the Propaganda. 1 Cingalese

From thence they were taken, during 35 Upper German (Julga Çer.

the French Revolution, and carried to manica)

Paris, where they are now deposited. 18 Portuguese

Eclectic Rev. 15 Spanish

PORTUGAL. 4; Ita ian

The number of volumes in the Royal 290 French

Library, is said to amount to 70,000. I Rhætian

Our readers may form an idea of 115 Saxon

practical books in theology, lately pub. 215 Eng ish

lished in Portugal, from the titles of a 274 Dutch

few which follow. A diadem of five 116 Danish

Stars, or religious exercises for five day's : 14 Icelandick

Tbe Mystical Mount of Lebanon : The af3 Greenlandick

fance of the Faitl.ful, at the cries of the Creole

boly Souls, (N. B. in purgatory.) Nov na i Fanteick (or Acraick)

Myftica, or a treatise on the af.enfion 10 As Swedish

beaven of God's most immaculate mother ; 6 Finnish

extracted from the Revelations of t. Brita 3 Lapponick

and other importa:it works; The infruci. 8 Ruflian

ed Virgin, or the prayers of g'oung Ladies 3 Croatian

to th. ir Guardian Angels : Special prayers 21 Bohemian

to bely Barbara ; The Prot fiant son moned 10 Wendith

before the tribunal of God, &c. &c. 20 Polish

GREAT BRITAIN, 6 Lithuanian

The most important and extensive 7 Leitonian

work in theology, which now engages 4 Esthonian

the British press, is the edition of the ; Hungarian

fcptuagint tiansation of the bible, cons Velth

ducted by Dr. Holmes. This laborious 1 Irith

undertaking has been many years in i Cantabrian (or Bass)

preparation, and is indeed a natural 2 North American Indian.

consequence of the Hebrew collations of Since the purchase of this livrary, Dr. Kennicott, who like Origen well the collection of bibles has lieen confid- deserved the title of Adamantius in erably augmented ; not however with the progress of his edition, Dr. Holmes new translations in modern languages, has collated, and caused to be collated but only with scarce editions in well a great number of MSS. of various ages know, western languages, or in the o- and authorities; and the result of the vaginal text. The number above stated whole is submitted to the publick with

as much speed as is consistent with cor- peculiar manner to the most popular rectness and integrity. Biblical schol- and wealthy city in the world. In a ars may expect much asistance from word, this splendid and curious work ihis, and other works of a like nature; may be said io transport London out of and it is truly honourable to the British itself, and to convey to a distance, as nation, that a portion of its wealth is correct and complete ideas of the Britdirected into a channel, fo laudable, and ifh metropolis as could be obtained by so beneficial. We commend also the an actual vilit.

Englis Paper. care taken of the MS copy of this edition, which, after it has answered its A new edition of the travels of Mr. purposes at the press, is carefully lodg- Bruce into Abyssinia, with great addi. ed in the Bodleian library, and reserved tions is now publishing in London, confor future inspection, whenever circum- taining many papers which it was supstances may require it. A complete posed Mr. Bruce had destroyed. We volume containing the pentateuch, is expect to find in it, among others the published, and a second is advancing complete series of observations made by with steady perseverance.

that celebrated traveller in Syria, and The late improvements, which have the Holy Land. They refer as well 10 been made, in the invention of Stereo natural history, as to topography, and type, have rendered that mode of we hope they will contribute greatly to printing of sufficient consequence to en- explain various passages of Scripture, gage the attention of the delegates of the which are best understood in the counpress, at the university of Cambridge. try to which they refer. We learn

The same occurrence has furnished that the plates amount to about 70; an opportunity to that highly honoura. but whether there be a correct map of ble institution, The Bible Society, to ex- Palcline among them, we have not tend its benevolence to distant regions ; heard. It is very strange that this inand they, no less than this country, may teresting country should hitherto want eventually rejoice, in the pious exertions a map, whose authenticity may be deof the present age. We believe this so- pended on. ciety has various foreign editions in Lately published ; an Efray on the contemplation; nor is even China for- Spirit and Influence of the Reformation gotten.

of Luther; from the French of C. Vil. The Rev. J. Pratt i; publishing the lars; with copious notes by the tranllawhole of Bp. Hall's works, with his life, tor. This is the performance which in ten vols. 8vo.

gained the prize, on the question pro

posed by the National Institute of NEWSPAPERS.

France. On an average, not leis than 30,000 “What ha; been the influence of the newspapers per day, or 80,000 weekly, reformation of Lutheron the political fitare printed and published in London. uation of the different states of Europe, For these the public pay about 750l. and on the progress of knowledge?" sterling per day, and for advertisements i vol. 8vo. about 2000l. sterling. Thus newspaper Some valuable manuscripts of Archintelligence alone costs the united king- bishop Leighton 'have been lately disdom about 800,000l. sterling annually. covered, particularly a commentary upThe tax levied upon this favourite arti on the Acts of the Apostles. It is in cle of luxury, swallows up one half of contemplation to publish in Scotland a the net amount here stated; and the new, uniform and complete edition of remaining 400,000l. is paid for the lite- the works of that bright ornament of rerary information of the newspapers. ligion and of the christian priesthood.

A new and valuable work has lately appeared, descriptive of the present state of the British metropolis, under the A Geographical Dictionary of the title of Modern London. This work is Ruflian Empire, begun at Moscow, is iilustrated with so great a number of proceeding. Descriptions and maps of copperplates, exquinely drawn and en- che various climates and provinces of graved, that it becomes a fac simile of this vast empire, cannot fail of being the metropolis, and conveys to every extremely interesting, not to the geogpart of the world the most correct ideas rapher only, but also to the philoloof all those scenes which appertain in a pher and the statesman.

RUSSIA.

The progress that has already been

ORDINATIONS. made in the establishment of semina- In New York, on Friday, Aug. 2d. ries for education throughout Rusia, in the Rev. Asa EATON, of Christ's Church the few years of the present Emperor's Boston, was ordained priest, by the Rt. reign, may be judged of by the last re- Rev. Benjamin Moore, Bishop of that port to the minister of publick instruc- State. tion. From this it appears that the At Gloucester, on Wednesday, Aug. schools amount to four hundred and 7th, the Rev. Perez LINCOLN, to the ninety four, the teachers ir. these to one pastoral charge of the first parish in that thousand four hundred and twenty fire, town. The performances were aflignand the pupils to thirty three thousand ed to the following gentlemen, viz, the four hundred and eighty four. The introductory Prayer by the Rev. Jacob maintenance of these seminaries colts Flint, of Cóhaffet; the Sermon by the annually about 1,727,732 rubles, or Rev. Peter Whitney, of Quincy. Text 215,9661. sterling. There seminaries Rev. č. 10. « Be theus faithful unto death, are exclusive of various civil and milita- and I will give tbee a crown of life.” ry academies, as well as all seminaries The Consecrating Prayer by the Rev. for the education of all females. A va- John Allyne of Duxbury: the Charge riety of institutions of a similar sort are by the Rev. Dr. Cut'er, of Hamilton ; at present establishing in the various the Right Hand of Fellowship by the provinces.

Rev. Abiel Abbot, of Beverly; and the The sums disbursed in the year 1804, conc'uding Prayer, by the Rev. N. B. from the royal treasury of Russia, for Whitney, of Hingham... the support of places of publick in The following was the order of perstraction amounted to 268,6 sol. beside formances at the ordination of the 8,3631. sterling, given by government Rev. Samuel WALKER, at Danvers, to establish an university at Charkow. Aug. 14. Introductory Prayer, by Private individuals emulate the gov- Rev. Dr. Morfe, of Charlestown; Serernment in their benefactions for the mon from Jer. xxiii. 28. The prophet that promotion of publick instruction. Coun batb a dream, let bim tell a dream; and be sellor Sudienkow has given 40,000 that bath my word, let bim Speak my word rubles for the erection of schools in faithfully; what is the cbaff to the wbeat? Little Russia. The nobility of Podalia faith the Lord, by Rev. Mr. Spring, have contributed 65,000 rubles to found Newburyport; Ordaining Prayer by a military school in that province. A Rev. Dr. Cutler, Hami ton; Charge, by number of fimiliar donations for the Rev. Mr. Hopkins, Salem; Fellowship same purpose have been made in varis of the Churches, by Rev. Mr. Wadi. ous parts of the empire.

worth, Danvers; Concluding Prayer, by Rev. Mr. Worcester, Salem.

List of New Publications.

Sermons of John Baptist Mallillon, and Louis Bourdaloue, two celebrated French preachers. Also a spiritual para aphrase of some of the psalms, in the lorin of devout meditations and prayers. By J. B. Mallillon. Translated by Rev. Abel Flint, Pastor of a church in Hart. ford. Published by Lincoln and Glealon, Hartford, 1 vol. 8vo.

A Description of the Genessee country in the State of New York, in which the Jituation, dimensions, civil divisions, foil, minerals, produce, lakes and rivers, curiosities, climate, navigation, trade and manufactures, population, and other interesting matters relative to that coun

try, are impartially described. To which is added an appendix, containing a defcription of the military lands. By Robert Munro. New York, 1805.

Nature Displayed in her mode of teaching language to man; or a new and infallible method of acquiring a language in the shortest time possible, deduced from the analysis of the human mind, and consequently suited to every capacity. Adapted to the French. By N. G. Dufief, of Philadelphia. Thomas L. Plowman, Philadelphia. 1804.

An Oration, delivered at Byfield, July 4, 1805, before the first regiment in the second brigade of the sccond divi

fion of militia in the Commonwealth. Fy Elijah Parish, A. M. Joihua Cufhing, Salem. 1805.

An Orat on pronounced July 4,1805, at the request of the federal republicans

of Charlestown; by Aaron Hall Pute nam. Charlestown. Etheridge.

No. II. of the Monthly Register, and Review of the United States. Charlestown, S.C. C. M. Bounethieau.

Dbituary,

At Sunder'and, Eng Dr. PALEY. ed. In 1766, he married a lady whe This very refpe&ab e pi: ar of the survives him. By her he had two very church, and o nament of iterature, was amiable and promising fons, whose eat. archdeacon of Car ille, fubdean of Lin- ly deaths seemed to have haftened the con, and rector of Bishop Wearmouth. fond parent to the house appointed His works on religion and mora s are for all the living." In the year 1770, much admired for learning, precision, he received his degree of I. L.D. from and elegance.

King's college, Aberdeen. In 1771, he In Scot and, Aug 1803, JAHES BEAT- vifited London, and formed an acquaintTIE, L. L. D. Professor of Moral Phi of ance with the most eminent iterary ophy and Logick, Aberdeen. The folo characters then in the metropo is. lo lowing sketch is abridged from Bower's 1773, he enjoyed the honour of pub ick Life of Dr. Bea'tie.

and private audiences with their majesDr. B. was born at Laurencekirk, ties, and obtained a pension from the county of Kincardine, in Scot and, on king Dr. B. ever after exprefled lis the 5th of November, 1735. His father admiration of the general know' edge, was a farmer, a man of good sense, and which their majcities discovered ofevery poilelling a ta ent for poetry. He died topick upon which they conversed. And when Mr. B. was on y 7 years of age. when Dr. B. was Letiring and thanking Yet he found a second parent in an e- the king for the honour conferred upder brother, who paid the utmost atten on him, he rep ied, “I think I could tion to his education. He had a good do no efi for a man who has done so schoolmaster in his native vi iage, whom much service to the nation in genehe eft in his fifteenth y:ar to.go to Ab- ra', and to the cause of truth. I thall crdcen. He entered as a burser in Mar a ways be g ad of an opportunity to iTcha' co ege: and after spending the shew the good opinion I have of you." usua, time of four years, took his degree The matter and the manner of this of M A. He then spent five years at instance of literary patronage were cer the vil age of Jordoun, near his native tain'y a ike creditab e to the donor and place, as a teacher of a schoo'. He next the recipient. During the latter part of became a teacher in the grammar school his life, Dr. B. withdrew from Socie. in Aberdeen for two years; and in the ty, and funk gradual y into a Nate or vcar 1,60 was appointed professor of anguor and infenfibi'ity til August Marischal co lege in that city. This 1803, when he expired. fituation he njoyed til his death in At Glouceller, jonn GIBAUT, Coec. 1961, his first volume of poems appear. tor of that port, aged 38.

Postry.

fyract from a Pror on the LAST DAY, by

MICHAEL BRUCE. Omittel in his works. NOW,vio is greatness! as the inorning clouds That, rising, promis'd rain ; condensed they

stand; Till touch'd by winde, they vanish into air. The farm-s mouri ; so mourns the hapless

wetch, Who.cast by fortune pom some envy'd height, Tinds nought within him to support his fall.

High aidi: hope lal rnised liim, los he sinks
Below his fate, in comfortless despoir.
Who would not luugh at an alt mpt to build
A lasting structure o the rapid stren
Of foa ning Tygris ? the foundations Ini?
Upon the gl 18-y surface; such the hopes
of bim wbove virws are bounded by this world:
Immir'd in his own labour'd work, be dreams
Himself secure; when, co a sndlen, doen,
Torn froin its sandy ground, the fabrick falls!

Munisaidie bedin the clon.

He stuts, and waking, Ands himself undone,

Nor so the in in who on religion's base His box ad virtus: builds. Pirm ou the rock Ofags his foundtion laid, remains Above the frowns of for tune or her smiles, he every varying state of ile, the same. Nachkurs be fio.n the world, and nothing

hopes. Tub arasuming courage, inward strength Endid; resign'dro Heaven, he leads a lite Saarior to the common herd of men, Wasejoy, connected with the changeful food Ofic lorcne, ebb and flow with it.

Wirts religiou chimera : Sure Tis sometöing real. Virtue cannot live, Dried from it. As a severed branch, It pubis, pints and dies. Whiluves 101 GOD, Tiwi made him, and preserv'd, nay more re

Cecm'd, 1 darg tous. Can evis gratitude Bud hin who spurns at these inose sacred ties? Say, can be, in the silent scenes of life De b.iable? Can he be a frien!! * At best, he mast but feign. The worst of brutes da atbeist is; for beasts acknowledge GOD. The lion with the terrors of his mouth, Pays bagage :o his Maker; the grim wolf, At midnight, howlingseeks his meat from

GOD.

But soon the tempest howls behind,

und ihe dark might descens. Before its splendid hour the cloud

Com s o'er the beain of light;
A pilgrim in a scary land,

Mun tarri.s but a night.
Behold! sad emblem of thy state.

The flowers that paint the field;
Or rrres that crown the mountain's bio.

And boughs and biossonis yield.
When chill the blast of winter blows,

Awny the summer flies,
The flowers resign their sunny robes,

And all their beauty dics.
Nipt by the year the forest fades;

And shaking to ihe wind,
The leaves tuss to and fro, and streak

The wilderness behind.
The winter past, reviving flowers

Anew shall paint the plais,
The woods shil hear the voice of spring,

And fourish gieen again.
But man departs this earthly scene,

Ah! never to return !
No second spring shall e'er revive

The ashes of the urn.
Th' inexorable doors of death,

What hand can e'er unfold?
Who from the ctarments of the tomb

Can raise the human mould?
The days, the years, the ages, dark

Descending down to night,
Can never, never be redeem'd-

Back to the gatts of light.

THE PRAYER OF JACOB.

Hymn from LOGAN GOD of Abraham! by whose hand 'Thy people still are fed ; Whis, through this weary pilgrimage,

Hast all our fathers led. Our vous, our pravers, we now present

Biore thy throne of grace ;
COD foar fathers, be the GOD

of their speceeding race. .
Theogh each perplexing paih of life

Osr wandering footsteps guide,
Give us by day our daily bread,

drairnent tit provide ! Ospread thy covering wings around,

Tu all oor wanderings cease ; And at our Father's lov'd abode

Our feet arrive in peace! $rz with the hamble voice of prayer,

Thay mercy we implore ; Then with tbe grateful voice of praise Thy goa dress we'll adore.

So man departs the living scene,

To night's prarpetual gloom ;
The voice of morning ne'er sli:all breaks

The slumbers of the tornb.
Where are our fathers! whither gone

The mighty men of old? “ The patriarchs, prophets, princes, kings

" In sacred books euroll'd? “ Gone to the resting place of man

The everlasting hom:) “ Where ages past have gone before,

" Where future ages come." Thus nature pour'd the wai) of woe,

And urg'd her earnest cry; Her voice in agony extreme

Ascended to the sky. 'Th' Almighty heard : Then from his throne

In inajesty lie rose;
And t'roin the leavell, that open' wide,

His voice i mercy flows.
« When mortal nan resigns his breath,

'And fills a clod of clay, “ The soul immortal wings its flight,

« To never setting day." * Prepar'd of old for wicked mera

" The bed of torinent lies; • The just shall enter into bli,

* Dúortat in the 5,

THE COMPLAINT OF NATURE.

ibridy'd from LOGAN. ILW are tby days and full of wo<,

O aan of woman born!
Thy doom is written, dust thou art,

and shalt to dust return. Alo! the little day of life

kishorter than a span; Yettick with thousand hidden ills

To miserable man sy is thy moming, hattering hope Iby sprighurty atep atrends ;

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