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Two Discourses, occasioned by the and corrected by Robert Patterson, sudden deaths of Joseph Brown, jun. professor of mathematics and teacher Æt. 23, and James Jenness, Æt. 24;. of natural philosophy, in the universiwho were drowned near Rye-beach, ty of Pennsylvania. Vol. 1. To this (N. H.) on the evening of the 9th volume is subjoined, by the American Sept. 1806.

The former delivered editor, A brief outline or compendious Sept. 10th, at the time of interment ; system of modern chemistry ; comthe latter delivered the Lord's day piled from the latest publications on following. By William Pidgin, A.M. that subject. Price to subscribers Minister of a Presbyterian Church S11,50 the set. Philadelphia. Woodin Hampton. Newburyport. E. W. ward. Allen. 1806.

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ORDAINED at Bridgwater, on the churches by Rev. Ds. Reed, of w. 29th Oct. Rev. James Flint, to the Bridgwater ; and concluding prayer Pastoral care of the Church and So- by Rev. Timothy Flint of Lunenberg. eiety in the East Parish. The solem- Oct. 1st. Installed over the 3d nities of the ordination commenced Church and Society in North-Yarwith a prayer by Rev. Mr. Gurney of mouth, the Rev. John Dutton. The Middleboro'. Sermon by Rev. Jacob Rev. Mr. Snith of Turner, offered Flint, of Cohasset, from 2 Tim. iv. 2. the introductory prayer. The Rev. “ Preach the word; be instant in sea- Mr. Lyman of Bath, preached the

out of season." Orilaining sermon from Ezekiel iii. 17, “Son of prayer by Rev. Mr. Sanger of South man, I have made thee a watchman

Charge by Rev. Mr. unto the house of Israel, therefore Stone of Reading. Fellowship of the hear the word at my mouth and give

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warning from me." The Rev. Grey, expressed the fellowship of the Mr. Gillet of Hallowell, offered the churches, and the Rev. Mr. Ward of installing prayer.

The Rev. Mr. New Milford, offered the concluding Mosely of New-Gloucester, gave the prayer. charge. The Rev. Mr. Weston of

Memoirs of Mrs. Anne Hodge shall be concluded in our next.

Poetry.

The following tender and elegant little poem is from the pen of Mr. JAMES

MONTGOMERY, the celebrated author of " The Wanderer of Switzerland."

THE JOY OF GRIEF.

Ossian.

Sweet the hour of tribulation,
When the heart can freely sigh;
And the tear of resignation
Twinkle in the mournful eye.

In that grave, the infant sleeping
On the mother's lap was laid.

And when night's propbetic slumbes
Rend the veil to mortal eyes,
from their tombs the sainted numbers
of our lost companions rise.
You bave scon a friend, a brother,
Heard a dear dead father spent,
Pror'd the fondness of a mother,
Felt her tears upon your cheek!

Horror then your heart concealing,
Chillid you with intense despair ;
Can you recollect the feeling!
No ! there was ao feeling there !
From that gloomy trance of sorrow,
When you woke to pangs unknowa,
How unwelcome was the inorrow,
for it rose on you alone !

Have you felt a kind emotion
Tremble thro' your troubled breast;
Soft as evening o'er the ocean,
When she charms the waves to rest?

Dreams of love your grief beguiling,
You have clasp'd a consort's charms
And receiv'd your infapt smiling
From his mother's sacred arms.

Trembling, pale and agonizing,
While you mourn'd the vision gose,
Bright the morning star arising,
Opeo'd bear'a, from whence it shope.

Have you lost a friend, a brother ?
Heard a father's parting breath!
Gaz'd upon a lifeless mother,
Till she seem'd to wake from death?
Nave you felt a spouse expiring
In your arms before your view?
Wisch'd the lovely soul retiring
From her eyes that broke on you !
Did not grief then grow romantic,
Raving on remember'd bliss ?
Did you not, with fervour frantic,
Kiss the lips that felt no kias!
Yes! but when you had resign'd her,
Life and you were reconcil'd ;
Anna left---she left behind her
One, one dear, one ouły child.
But before the green moss peeping,
Wis poor mother's grave in you,

Sunk in self-consuming anguish,
Can the poor heart always ache!
No, the tortur'd nerve will languish,
Or the strings of life must break.
O'er the yielding brow of sadness
One faint smile of comfort stole ;
One soft pang of tender gladness
Exquisitely thrill'd your soul.
While the wounds of wo are healing,
While the heart is all resiga'd,
'Tis the solemn feast of feeling
'Tis the sabbath of the mind.

Thither all your wishes bending
Rose in extacy sublime,
Thither all your hopes ascending
Triumph'd over death and time.

Pensive mem'ry then retraces
Scenes of bliss forever fied,
Lives in former times and places,
Holds communion with the dead.

Thus afficted, bruis'd and broken,
Have you knows such sweet relief!
Yes, my friend ! and by this tokea
You have felt "the joy of grief."

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

A. on " the Piety of the Ancients,” is received. We wish often to hear from this writer.

Leighton, on the Imprecations in Scripture, shall appear in our next.

We invite the particular attention of all, who are concerned for the purity and prosperity of our churches, to the pieces signed Pastor.

Several communications, which have been some time delayed, shall appear in our next number.

Correspondents are requested to forward their communications carly in the month.

OR,

THE CHRISTIAN'S ARMORY.

No. 19.]

DECEMBER, 1806. [No. 7. Vol. II.

SOLEMN PROSPECTS AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE

NEW YEAR. IT is a just though trite re- Whilst multitudes of unthinking mark, that the world in which mortals spend their days and we live is never stationary. It- years in vanity, regarding, with self

, and all things in it, are suf- a brutish insensibility, the most fering perpetual change. The striking facts which the progress effects produced in external na- of time exhibits ; let us be wise, ture, by the revolutions of day and attend for a little to those and night, and by the regular suc- solemn prospects, which the comcession of seasons from year to mencement of a new year opens year, are obvious, even to the to our view. Let us admit the most common observer ; and possibility of dying in the course have often furnished the subject of it; and that the writer, as of many a delightful song, to well as every reader of this pathose who have viewed them per, might be enabled, through with a poetic eye.

divine grace, suitably to improve Though hunnan society never the interesting prospect ! becomes extinct, yet the individ- “ This year thou shalt die,". uals of which it is composed are was the message of God by the continually changing. Every mouth of Jeremiah, to the false day that passes, removes many prophet Hananiah : individuals from life; and the year thou shalt die,” is the number must certainly be great, voice of God this day, to many which each succeeding year con- who are putting far from them signs to their eternal home. the thoughts of death, and exultMany, in every department of ing in the hope of many future society, of every condition, of years of prosperity and joy. every age, and of every charac- Ye' men of rank and figure, ter, are cut down by the stroke this message is addressed to maof death; so that the places ny of you ; who, placed in the which they formerly occupied commanding stations of society, u know them now no more.” are raised to a proud pre-emiSuch changes have happened in nence above your fellow creaall the years that are past, and tures, This day ye are receive similar events will undoubtedlying the adulation and homage of occur, in those that are to come. servile dependents and flatterers; Vol. II. No. 7.

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but before its anniversary return, the care of the future ; saying, your power and patronage shall with the disciples of Epicurus, have passed to other hands : “ Let us eat and drink to-day, The vemal crowd shall-have for- , for to-morrow we die." Should saken your threshold; death the awful summons meet you shall have laid you low, and in such circumstances as these, brought you to that house where with what consternation will the small and the great, the ser: your souls be overwhelmed? vant and the master, lie down un- Like the king of Babylon, when distinguished together! Prepare at his impious feast he beheld to appear before the tribunal of the hand-writing on the wall, that supreme

Judge, " with whom “ Then the king's countenance there is no respect of persons, was changed, and his thoughts and who shall render to every: troubled him, so that the joints of man according to his works.” his loins were loosed, and his

Ye high-minded possessors of knees smote one against the ihe wealth of this world, who other.” " trust in your wealth and boast Many poor afflicted ones, who yourselves of the multitude of have spent their days in obscuria your riches !” How many such ty, under the pressure of accumuare this day saying by their lated hardships, shall, indeed, conduct, with the rich man in this year, obtain a release from the parable, cach to himself, the troubles of a present life, and "Soul, thou hast much goods, pass, according to their respeclaid up for many years ; take tive characters, to regions of perthine ease, eat, drink, and be fect bliss, or of severer endless merry !” but the day is coming forward, within this year, when This year too, as in all those God shall say to this or the oth- that have gone before, Death er secure worldling,“ Thou fool, shall approach his destined victime this night thy soul shall be re- in various ways and forms. quired of thee.” “ Turn away Growing infirmities, slow wastthine

eyes, then, from beholding ing disease, or the multitude of vanity." Seek the true riches, years, shall prove to many the the unfading inheritance ; seek sure harbingers of mortality. Athem in the right order, and cute disease frequently makes they are assuredly thine forever. the transition short, from the vig

Ye who are devoted to sensual our of health to an untimely enjoyments! “ whose god is

“ whose god is grave. Should war continue its your belly;" who are led cap-, ravages, how many lives, drag. tive by “the lust of the flesh, ged forth by mad ambition, or the lust of the eyes, and the engaged in the honourable depride of life”--this year, Death, fence of their country, may be. unwelcome messenger ! may expected to fall in deadly consnatch some of you away from flict ! Of those who go down to the haunts of dissipation, from the sea in ships,” it may be fearthe assemblies of gaiety, or from ed, that not a few shall, in the the convivial board, where you raging deep, find a watery grave. labour, in poisy mirth, to drown Nor shall even the merciless elibe recollection of the past, and ement of fire, probably, want its

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