« AnteriorContinuar »
coming prejudice. But one im- a pair of shoes not made to please age is presented to the eye, and his taste, the canon became furi, that is liberality. Her features, ous, and killed him. The unbapo her attitude, her voice, her wea- py man left a widow, four daughpons, and her attire, are always ters, and a son 14 years of age. the same. Her broad mantle They made their complaint to covers the approach of the fiend, the Chapter ; the canon was till the treacherous blow be giv- prosecuted, and condemned nos en, and“ truth fall in the streets.” to appear in the choir for a year. Certain it is, that such has been The young shoemaker having the ordinary course of those attained to man's estate, was who have turned “ away from the scarcely able to get a livelihood, holy commandment delivered and overwhelmed with wretched anto them.” They began with ness, sat down on the day of a a show of liberality, and ended in procession at the door of the downright apostacy. Nor can cathedral of Seville, in the mo. there be a worse symptom of a ment the procession passed by. professor of Christianity, than an Amongst the other canons, he anxiety to be accounted liberal perceived the murderer of his on points of principle. It is an father. At the sight of this anxiety which Christ and his man, filial affection, rage and apostles never displayed. It is despair got so far the better of the mark of one with whom the his reason, that he fell furiously "answer of a good conscience” upon the priest, and stabbed him is of less value than the breath to the heart. The young man of a passing compliment; one was seized, convicted of the who loves the praise of men crime, and immediately con. more than the praise of God." demned to be quartered alive.
The king was then at Seville ; THE THREE QUESTIONS. and hearing of the particulars, BERNARD's three questions determined to be himself the are worth the asking ourselves, judge of the young man. When in any enterprise :-1. Is it he proceeded to give judgment, lawful ? May I do it, and not sin ? he first annulled the sentence 2. Is it becoming me as a Chris- just pronounced, and after ask: tian? May I do it, and not wrong ing the young man what was my profession ? 3. Is it expedi his profession, I forbid you, said ent? May I do it, and not offend he, to make shoes for a year to my weak brother?
Edin. Miss. Mag. ANECDOTE
The following lines of Cowper possess exquisite bene OF PETER THE THIRD. In the days of Peter the Third,
ADDRESS TO DEITY. a canon of the cathedral of Thou art the source and centre of all minds,
Their only point of 'rest, ETERNAL WORD! Seville, affected in his dress, and
From thee departing, they are lost, and rove particularly in his shoes, could
From thee is all that soothes the life of mas, not find a work man to his liking.
His strength to suffer, and his will to serve. An unfortunate 'shoemaker, to
Thou art of all thy gifts thyself the crown! whom he applied after quitting
Give what thou canst, without thee we are poor i many others, having brought him And wild the rich, take what thou wilt away.
ty, and are above all praise.
At random, without honour, hope or peace.
His high endeavour and his glad success,
But oh! thou bounteous Giver of all good,
Review of Dew Publications. Universalism confounds and de- The professed design of the
stroys itself; or letters to a third part, beside answering obfriend, in four parts, &c. &c. jections, is to shew that the natBy Joseph SPALDING, A. M. ural and proper meaning of everPastor of a Church in Buck- lasting, eternal, forever, forever land. Wright. Northamp- and ever, and the original words lon. 1805. pp. 359.
from which they are translated,
is endle88 duration. THÉ subject of this book is The remarks and criticisms highly interesting; as there is upon these terms appear to be an essential difference between just, and are sufficient to satisfy the scheme which supposes God a candid inquirer after truth, will put an endless difference that “ they properly mean endbetween the righteous and the less duration, and that this is their wicked, and that which promi- common and necessary import, ses salvation to all mankind. If as used in the holy Scriptures." the former be true, the latter is The objections urged by Uninot only false, but pregnant with versalists, are fairly and fully aninfinite mischief to the souls of swered. men ; and the cause of truth res The author's principal object quires, that every lawful means in the fourth part is to shew, should be used to expose the that “ the sufficiency of the falsehood, and counteract the atonement for the salvation of all tendency of such a system
is consistent with the final de This work is divided into four struction of a part of mankind.” parts, each containing a number. This is an important section, of letters.
and deserves a careful perusal; The general object of the first as the Universalists found some and second part is to show that of their most specious arguments the scheme, which denies all fu- and objections upon the supposture punishment, and that which ed inconsistency of these ideas. supposes a " limited punishment The author exhibits, in a clear hereafter, are made up of con- 'and convincing light, the nature tradictions.” p. 9th and 22d. of the atonement, and also the From numerous quotations and consistency of God's leaving the reasoning upon them, it ap- some men to final sin and ruin, pears with sufficient evidence, with the doctrine, that the atone. that each of those schemes is ve- ment opens a door of salvation ry inconsistent with itself, and for all. involves many absurdities. It is What is said upon the second thought, however, that the ex- death, we think scriptural and pression, .“ made up of contra: pertinent. dictions,” is too strong.
There are defects in the style, scheme may contain contradic- which will be noticed by the crittions, and even many contradic- ical reader ; and some of the tions ; yet not be made up of arguments, and answers to obcontradictions.
jections might, with advantage,
have been considerably contract- upon this subjcct, since the mased.
terly and unanswerable publicaBut this work, notwithstand- tions of Drs. Edwards and ing its defects, is far from being Strong; yet, considering the predestitute of merit. It indicates valence of Universalism, and its strength of mind, and an inti- dangerous tendency, we hesitate mate acquaintance with the sa- not to recommend this work to cred Scriptures. The reason- the attentive and prayerful peruing is, generally, perspicuous sal of those, who wish to know and conclusive. And though the truth upon a question, in little that is new can be expected which all are deeply interested.
8 8 8
Religious Jntelligence. .
DOMESTIC. NINTA MEETINO OF THE CON. they had distributed in the new set. GREGATIONAJ. MISSIONARY S0- tlements about 200 books belonging ciety' IN THE COUNTIES OF to the Society, and brought back in BERKSHIRE AND COLUMBIA. contributions 851 87.
THE ninth annual meeting of the The Report of the Treasurer was Congregational Missionary Society, also heard and accepted. The folin the counties of Berkshire and Co- lowing is his report at large. lumbia, was holden agreeably to ap
A statement of the funds of the Core pointment, at the meeting-house in
gregational Missionary Society, orig. Richmond, Sept. 16, 1806; at the
inated in the counties of Berkshire and opening of which a sermon was de
Columbia, and the expenditures of livered by the Rev. Beriah Hotchkin,
the same, from the i2th of Sept. from Matt. xvi. 18. “And I say also
1804, to the 21st of Noo. 1806. into thee, that thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church;
Account of the movies received by the Treasurer.
D G and the gates of hell shall not prevail Balance in the Treasury, Sept. 12th, 1804, 343 $9 against it."
Sept. 18, A contribution from the Rev. Mr.
1804. Collin's Society in Lanesborough At this meeting the Society was
From a friend of missions encouraged to continue, and, if possi
do. do. ble, to increase their exertions to
A contribution from Rer. Mr. Morse's
society at Green River spread the knowledge of the gospel, Oct. 34.
Addition to the last contribation from by having opportunity to witness an
25. From Mr. Asaph Morgan, totected on addition to the body of several valua.
a mission ble members.
Dec. 13. From Rev. Benjamin Wooster, collect
ed on a mission The Report of the Trustees, con. Jan. 12, A contribution from the town of Pittstaining an account of their proceed. 1805. field ings the last year, relative to the em.
18. From Rev. Joha Morse, collected on a
mission ployment of missionaries, and the ex- Feb. 11. A contribution from the town of penditure of monies, was exhibited
April 8. From Kev. Samuel Puller, collected on to the Society and received their ap
a mission probation. From this report it ap
23. From a fentale friend of missions 500 pears that the Trustees, during the
20. A contribution from the town of Lee 23 33
From Rev. Gideon Hawley, a donatioa 100 year, had engaged eighty weeks of June 14. From Mr. Samue
June 14. From Mr. Samuel P. Robbins, collected missionary service ; that they had a
Aug. 22. From a friend of missions received returns from their mission
From do. do. in Williamstown 10 aries of forty-four weeks of service, Sept. 17. From do do.
A contribution from the town of Shef. actually performed ; that the mis
field sionaries who had made returns, had Jan. 8, From Rev. Joseph Avery, collected on preached 268 sermons, besides at.
Feb. 18. A contribution from the town of Pitts tending many religious conferences,
field and making many family visits; that March 23. A contribution from the town of San
on a mission
April 15. A contribution from the towd of Lee 25 70
From Mr. Jeremiah Osborn, col
lected on a mission
on a mission
profits arising from the sale of the
first volume of the Panoplist 21 35 From Dea. Elisha Bradley, a donation S. From a friend of missions
11 00 6. A contribution from the town of Green
Greenfield in the county of Green,
in the state of New York
on a mission
lected on a mission
profits arising from the sale of Vin.
13 0 21. From sundry members, for their annus
al dues and entrance money, from
Sept. 17. Paid Rev. Alvan Hyde for postage of
letters sent to him, as Secretary of
of printing the Society's address
of a mission
vices in the western counties of the
36 00 28. Paid Rev. Asaph Morgan for 8 weeks
missionary services, in the north
western counties of Vermont April 1s. Paid Mr. Jeremiah Osborn the sum due
to him for 8 weeks missionary ser
vices in the county of Luzerne 48 OO 19. Pald Rev. Nathaniel Turner the balance
due to him for 16 weeks missionary
16 00 May 29. Maid Mr. Ebenezer 1. Leavenworth in
advance of a mission
to him for 13 weeks tnissionary la-
Schoharie, and their vicinities 18 33
of letters directed to him, as secre-
20 00 Nov. 17. Paid Mr. Ebenezer Leavenworth the
balance due to him for 12 weeks mis.
The number, and amount of books received since the 12th of Sept. 1804, and which now remain in the Treasury, viz. Feb. 18, 1806. Received from the town of Pitts,
field, 1 Bible, at 87 cts. ; i Religious Life, i dol.; D. C. 1 Bible Dictionary, 88 cts. Total value
2 75 April 18. Received by the hand of Rev. Thomas
Allen, the following books, being a do
nation from a gentleman in Boston, viz. 31-2 dozen Bibles, at 8 So per doz. 29 18 4 1-4 dozen Testaments, at 4 00
17 00 6 Primers
00 25 31-2 dozen Dialogue, at 0 75
2 62 Transportation charged in the bill to Mr. Allen 0 41
WILLIAM WALKER, Treasurer, Officers of the Society for the present Rev. STEPHEN WEST, D. D. Pre
sident. Hon. TIMOTHY EDWARDS, Esq.
Auditor. The next annual meeting of the Society will be holden at the meetinghouse in Pittsfield, the third Tuesday in Sept. 1807, at 2 o'clock, P. M. Rev. Silas Churchill of New Lebanon, is appointed to preach on the occasion, and in case of his failure, Rev. Jonathan Nasb of Middlefield.
Total value of books 52 78 Monies paid by order of the Trustees, since Septem
ber 12, 1804. Oct. 25, Paid Mr. Asaph Morgan, the balance 1804. due to him for 14 weeka missionary D. services
36 00 Dec. 21. Paid Rev. Benj. Wooster the balance
due to him for 16 weeks missionary
49 14 Jan. 17, Paid Rev. John Morse for 8 weeks mis. 1805. sionary services in the county of Columbia, and its vicinities
48 OO April 8. Paid Rev. Samuel Fuller for 2 weeks
missionary services in the counties of
Cayuga, Ontario and their vicinities 72 00 23. Paid Rev. Oliver Ayer in advance of mission
25 00 June 14 Paid Mr. Samuel P. Robbins, for 14
weeks missionary services in the
counties of Luzerne and Wayne Augs. Paid Rev. Joseph Avery in advance of . a mission
36 00 Ooo
promising, several of them being able EDINBURGH MISSIONARY SOCIETY. to read both Turkish and English; that
This society has lately publish the prejudices of the surrounding nacd its annual report, containing tives are not so violent as formerly; and a view of the progress of their that even some of the Efendis are be. affairs during the last year. An come friendly, and seem to wish welt occurrence of considerable impor. to their cause. The Russian Govtance to their mission in Tartary, ernment has made them a grant of which has recently taken place, is thus land, and annexed to the grant cerrelated. “When the state of our tain important privileges. A tract funds had put it out of the power of the against Mohammedism has been missionaries to redeem any more of printed by the missionaries in their the native youths, the providence press at Karass. It is written of God, in a very extraordinary man. in Arabic, and the typography is ner, sent them, free of cost, from a remarkably well executed. The distant part of Tartary, above forty tract makes a great stir among the children, to be educated in the Christ. Moslems. Mr. Brunton has made ian faith. They are of a tribe of considerable progress in translating Kirghisian Tartars, of both sexes, and the Scriptures into the language of from five to fifteen years of age. In the country. To this object he has de. their native country, they were, to hu. voted much of his time and attenman appearance, placed beyond the tion ; and he thinks that he has suc. reach of the means of grace ; but ceeded in making such a translation HE who says, “I will bring my sons as will be understood, not only by the from far, and my daughters from the Turks, but also by the Tartars. All the ends of the earth,” compelled their the missionaries, and some even of the tribe, under the pressure of famine, to Effendis, are anxious to have it print. offer their children to the Emperor ed, but this cannot be done without a as the price of bread; and induced new font of Arabic types; and in the his counsellors to present a portion of present exhausted state of the socie. them to the missionaries at Karass, to ty's fund it is doubtful whether they be educated under their eye, in the can engage in this great and necesChristian religion.
sarily expensive work. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! METHODIST CONFERENCE. How unscarchable are his judgments, The minutes of the annual conferand his ways past finding out." ence of the Methodist preachers late Would' it have been proper for the in connexion with Mr. Wesley, repremissionaries to have declined tħe of sent the numbers in their societies to fer because they had not the approba. be as follows: tion of the society? Would it have In Great Britain....................110,803 been proper for the society, after they In Ireland........................... 23,773 received information, to bave censur. Gibraltar.............................
40 ed their conduct in accepting so sin. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, gular a gift ? Certainly not. They and Newfoundland............. 1,418 are the Children of Providence. West Indies, Whites.... 1,775 God has said, "Take these children and Coloured people, &c..13,165 educate them for me, I will give you your wages :' and it is hoped that the United States. Whites...95,629 friends of religion will not suffer the Coloured people, &c..24,316 missionaries to want the means of
-119,945 feeding and clothing them, and of bringing them up in the nurture and
270,919 adıronition of the Lord.”
BIBLE SOCIETY. Still later accounts, we understand, Extract from an address to the Christo have been received from Karass, from ians in the Prussian States. which it appears that the missionary “In that highly favoured country settlement is healthy ; that the bap. where, for a considerable time past, tized natives conduct themselves in a manner that accredits their profes. • A copy of the tract has been sent to sion; that their young people are very one of the Editors of the Panoplist.