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The christian alone can with confidence turn

To a haven where all is secure.
He knows that it is sin that hath made the earth moord,

And that man is by nature impure;
That a merciful God hath provided a way

Of escape-and through mercy and love,
He knows if the pestilence takes him to day,

He's a mansion eternal above.
Then christinn bestir thee and work while 'tis day,

Fear God, and from evil live free;
Gird thy loins, and be faithful to watch and to pray,
It is sent as a inessage to thee.

j. UU.

INTELLIGENCE.

ORDINATIONS AND INSTALLATIONS.

Installed.- At Harpswell, Maine, January 22th, 1832, as pastor of the Congregational church and society, Rev. William Harlow late of Massachusetts. Introductory prayer by Rev. Mr. Adams of Brunswick; serinon by Rev. Mr. Miltiinore of Falinouth; Installing prayer and charge by Rev. Mr. Ellingwood of Bath; Right Hand of Fellowship, by Rev. Mr. Adams of Brunswick; Address to the people and concluding prayer by Rev. Mr. Hawes of Topsham.-(Comm.)

Installed on Friday, Aug. 10, Rev. William Tyler, over the South Church in South Hailley; sermon by Rev Mr. Boies, of South Hadley.

Ordained, Aug. 22, 1832, at Orange (North Milford Society) Connecticut, Rev. Horace Woodruff. Dr. Porter, of Farmington, preacbed from 2 Cor. iv. 7. " We have this treasure in eartben vessels.

Sept. 5, the Rev, Fredrick W. Chapinan was ordained by the Eastern Consociation of Fairfield county, as pastor of the Congregational church in Straford, Conn.; sermon by Rev. Frofessor Fitch, of Yule College.

Rev. J.T. Woodbury at Acton, Mass. Sermon by Rev. Mr. Cleaveland, of Salem.

THE CHOLERA

Is greatly diminished, in New York, Philadelphia, Albany, and other places. Those who had fled at its approach, are returning to their homes; and business is resuming its wonted bustle and activity. May those who have experienced or witnessed its ravages, - hear the rod, and Hiin who appointed it.”

September 12th. Its Victims.-"The other subject on which the Cholera forcibly exhibits the delinquencies of the church is the coudition of abandoned women. Perhaps the Cholera has been even more deadly among these than among drinkers."'- Evangelist, Aug. 4.

“We do not believe a ser captain or sailor has died (of cholera) except in consequence of great neglect or indiscretion.”—- Journal of Commerce, Aug. 10.

“ It (the cholera) will strike the drunken, the debauched and the pro ligate, in the lower classes of society ; and if it invades the upper classes, the same description people will be its victims."- Medical Chi. Rev. Vol. 20.

Mr. Leavitt-To the above quotations allow me to add only one fact, and leave the reader to draw his own conclusions. Early in July,

sea captain of pohle aspect and dignified appearance, with $500 in bis pocket, visited a house of ill-fame in Anthony street, near the Five Points. In the revelry of the evening and following day, he often ex• bibited his inoney, and spent $25. The second evening his pocket book containing the remainder $475, was stolen. At the police office he obtained the assistance of the constables, arrested the suspected person, and recovered $ 200. On discovering that he was robbed, he exclaiinerl, “ I'm ruined, I'ın ruined.” But the recovery of $200 composed his agitated mind a little ; he returned to the haunt of dissipation, and in the afternoon its kerper saw, on the opposite side of the street, a man sitting on the steps of is door and puking violently. He inquired of one of the harlots iv his house, “ Is riot that the Captain?"" It is,” replied the girl" Let us bring hiin in,” said the man. The Captain was conveyed into the house, a physician was called, and medicine procured. The Captain was in a state of collapse when the physician entered his rooin; his Aesh was cold--his pulse did not beat. The Dr. said he woulil die, and left the house.

But now the Captain's $200 were stolen, and he had not a cent left. A friend of nine sent him to the cholera hospital. There he died, and was sent to the Potter's Field.

Thus fell a sea captain in the prime of life-He left a wife and four children to moury their bereavement. But provision is probably made for their wants, as he owned the house in which his family resides, and a large share in two vessels, one of which he commanded.

QUERY.-How far, and in what way would an adequate asyluin for seduced and deserted females in New York, preserve the morals, property and lives of seamen and of their families, in this and in other cities? Yours,

J. R. M’Dowall. New-York, Aug. 14, 1832.

N. Y. Evangelist.

LITERARY.

mence.

The New York University. It is gratifying to learn, that the instructions by the professors of this institution are speedily to com

The course is to open on the 1st of october. The following professorships have been established, and will be actively filled the ensuing season.

A professorship of Mathematics and of Astronomy. Of Natural Philosophy and Civil Engineering. Of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Botany. Of the Evidences of Revealed Religion. Of the Literature and Antiquities of the Sacred Scriptures. Of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy, and of Belles Latters. Of Political Economy. Of Sculpture and Painting. Of Oriental Languages and Literature. Of the French Language and Literature. Of the German do. Of the Italian do. Of the Spanish do. To these are to be added the following public lectureships.

On History, On Moral Philosophy. On Biographies of Literary and Scientific men. On the History of Commerce. On the History of Representative Governments. On sacred Antiquties.

Among those who will fill the chairs as Professors, are Prof. Vethake, of Princeton ; Prof. Douglas, formerly of West Point; Dr. Torrey, of this city; and the Rev. Mr. Robinson, now of Andover University.-D. Adv.

EDUCATION IN Greece.--The London Athenæum lately col. lected from continental journals a full account of the number of public schools, which were in operation at the end of the year 1830. They were entirely or in part supported by Government, or by the Coinmunities, in which they are situated.

In the Peloponnessus there are 36 schools for mutual instruction, with 2970 pupils; and 19 schools for instruction in the Ancient Greek, with 789 pupils. In the Islands there were 33 schools for mutual instruction, with 29:30 pupils ; and 15 for Ancient Greek, with 1073 pupils. In Western Greece, there were 45 schools for mutual instruction, with 329 pupils, and 1 school for Ancient Greek, with 40 pupils. In Eastern Greece, 3 schools for mutual instruction, with 407 pupils, and 1 for Ancient Greece with 40 pupils. The total number in all Greece was, therefore, 123 schools and 9737 scholars,and they have since been largely increased.

This number does not include any of the private schools or establishments for instruction.-Balt. American.

ERRATA.-The following mistakes, in our last nuniber, escaped notice; which the reader is requested to correct: Page 466, line 4, for apostles read apostle. Page 468, line 16, expunge a. Page 471, line 14, after same means, insert used with saints. Page 477, middle, instead of Dr. Guire, read Dr. Guise.

AGENTS.

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MASSACHUSETTS. Boston-Dea, James Loring, Bookseller, No. 132, Washington-street. Taunton-Deacon John Reed. Nere-Bedford-Stephen Potter. Reading-Jarnes Weston Jr. Amherst, Thomas Hervy. Falmouth-Capt. Silas Weeks.

CONNECTICüt. ishford-Rev. Israel G. Rose.
New-York. Paris-Charles Simmons.
· New-JERSEY. Newark, - Amos Holbrook.

*All those ministers, who receive the Magazine, are authorized and requested to act as agents.

Published at Rehoboth Village. Mass. by Rev. Otis Thompson, Editor and Proprietor.

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July 31.

HOPKINSIAN MAGAZINE.

VOL. IV.]

October 16, 1832.

[NO. 14.

For the Hopkinsian Magazine.
GOD'S PECULIAR CARE OF HIS PEOPLE.

[Concluded from page 492.]
According to the plan proposed, it remains to show,

U. Why God takes so much care of his people in this world. And here, several plain and good reasons may be assigned for bis constant, particular, and effectual care of his people, while passing through the dangerous scenes of this life.

1. Because he lias graciously bound himself by covenant to do it. This he signified to Jacob as the reason of his employing so many agents and instruments for his safety and protection. “Behold, the Lord stood above the ladder reaching from earth to heaven, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac." God was the covenant God of those patriarchs. He repeatedly and solemnly engaged to be their God, their shield, and great reward. And he has equally covenanted with all his people to be their God, and to take effectual care of them through their pilgrimage here on earth. The apostle says, “When God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself, saying, Surely in blessing I will bless thee; and so after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. For men verily swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is to them the end of all strife. Wherein God willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by. two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us." And the same apostie says again to christians, " Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have. For he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man can do unto me." God always remembers his covenant with his peo

ple, and will never suffer his faithfulness to fail. He has engaged to be their God, which implies that he has pledged himself to employ all his perfections for their safety, protection, and benefit. It is, therefore, morally impossible, that he should ever forget or neglect to take a constant, particular, and effectual care of them, so long as they tabernacle in flesh.

2. God takes such peculiar care of his people, because they are continually exposed to innumerable evils and dangers in this evil and dangerous world. He has determined that the wheat should grow with the tares, until the harvest. He knows that all the men of the world are heartily opposed to them, and wish and endeavor to destroy their eternal good. He kuows that Satan, the god of this world, and all his legions, are continually going about as roaring lions, seeking whom they may devour. His people now, as formerly, live in their enemies' land, who are all combined against them, and leave no means unemployed to injure their present peace and comfort, and prevent them from obtaining that everlasting rest which remains for them in another world. Hence, says the apostle, “ Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are heirs of the promise. But as then, he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is noue." God sees abundant occasion to keep his eye and heart fixed upon his people in this militant state, who need his care, assistance, and protection, every moment. Accordingly, he takes a thousand times more care of his little kingdom here on earth, thau of all the other worlds he has made, and employs ten thousand times more agents for guards and benefactors of his people in this world, than in any other part of the universe. He governs heaven and hell by his own eye and hand; but he keeps all intelligences in motion, and the actual service of his church, which is always in flames, and would be burnt and consuined, were it not for his effectual care.

3. God takes peculiar care of his people here in this world, because he intended from eternity to make the brightest display of all his perfections in his conduct towards them. He created all things by Jesus Christ, “ To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places, might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, according to his eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Agreeable to this original and gracious purpose, God has paid peculiar regard to his people in this world from

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