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Brahmins, in the College of Fort The society is wealthy, but I can vene William. Indefatigably industrious ; ture to say that they devote their mild in his temper, and yet dignified wealth to the purpose for which genin his manners, he seems admirably erous and pious men have deposited qualified as a minister of Christ, and it in their hands. The missionaries an agent for the propagation of his live together at Serampore, and keep a koly gospel.
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Drdination. Ox the 18th inst. was ordained death, and I will give thee a crown of over the church and society in Mil. life. Rev. Jabez Chickering, of Ded. ton, Rev. Samuel GILE. The ec. ham, made the consecrating prayer. clesiastical council consisted of min. Rev. Benj. Wadsworth, of Danvers, isters and delegates from the Con- was moderator of the council, and gregational churches in Andover, gave the charge ; Rev. Joshua Bates, south parish, Danvers, first parish, of Dedham, gave the right hand of Ipswich, first parish, Bedford, fellowship ; Rev. David T. Kimball, Charlestown, Dorchester, Roxbury, of Ipswich, made the concluding Dedham, Quincy and Randolph. prayer. The exercises were approThe exercises were performed in the priate and impressive ; and though following order. The introductory the weather was very unpleasant, the prayer by Rev. Thomas Thacher of assembly was large and respectable ; Dedham ; Rev. Samuel Stearns of and all things were conducted de. Bedford preached the sermon from cently and in order, Rev, ii. io. “ Be thou faithful unto
Dbituary. On Thursday, Jan. 15, 1807, de account of its Christian virtues, is enpeased Mrs. ELIZABETH K. GREEN, titled to the honour of being proposed consort of the Rev. Dr. GREEN, of as a model, especially to all placed in Philadelphia, in the 49th year of her a similar station. To say that she age.
was faithful to her husband, affecMrs. Green was a woman of un- tionate to her children, and kind to common excellence. Her death, though not distinguished by signal common praise. Her memory merits displays of triumphant faith and hope, more, approaching to vision and enjoyment; Endowed with an understanding yet deserves special notice, as it was sound, correct, and improved; pos. the termination of a life which,..on sessing a native sense of propriety, remarkably discriminating; blest with she was supported by a steady faith in a inind uncommonly firm, and adorn the all-sufficient merits of Jesus ed with the graces of Christianity; Christ, and by a consoling confidence she was admirably qualified for that of having that love to God wbich is sphere to which Providence had call. the sure product and certain evidence ed her by marriage, and discharged of genuine faith. At a time when the duties of it with singular fidelity her relatives and friends were flatter. and acceptance. Anxious for the ing themselves with hopes of her recharacter and usefulness of her hus. covery, in an unexpected moment, band, as a minister of the gospel, she she, very suddenly, expired.-But assumed the whole burden of domes. they sorrow, not as those who have no tic affairs, which she conducted with hope. Under the greatness of their great prudence and economy; and by loss, they are consoled by an humble her assiduous attentions to the people confidence that she fell asleep in Je. of his charge, contributed to gain sus, and that her spirit, in the man. him that high starring in their affec. sions of blessedness, waits in joyful tions which he so deservedly holds. hope, for the resurrection of the body In her deportment she was dignified, to immortal life. Assembly's Magi condescending and complacent; equal. AT Barnstable, on the 18th inst. ly acceptable to etery class of that the Rev. Oakes Shaw, pastor of the numerous and respectable religious first church of Christ in that place, society to which she was related. the duties of which important situaThe poor loved her for her affability; tion he discharged during the space the rich courted her on account of the of forty-six years, with the utmost de. peculiar charms of her conversation. gree of Christian pleasure, fortitude Her attentions in company were so and zeal. His life was marked with kind and unwearied, that all present the whole train of Christian virtues ; received a share ; and her manners it was his comfort and delight to ad. were so admirable and captivating, minister the balm of divine consolathat few left her society without being tion to the afflicted spirits ; ever ready to unite in her praise. Persons present in the hour of distress, and of every description, in that large cir. ready at the call of sorrow, he was cle of acquaintance in which she move the messenger of hope to the despaired, were delighted with this excel. ing, of consolation to the sorrowful, lent woman, who could, with such fa. and of heavenly light to those, who cility, accommodate her conversation walked in darkness.-As his life was to their various tastes.
one continued scene of piety and deThe sickness, which terminated the votion, so his death was calm and se. life of this invaluable woman, was rene. It was not the struggle of dis. long and painful. Alternately exci. solving nature, but the calm repose ting hope, and awakening fear, as to of peace; and secure that the Masits issue, it was calculated to try her ter he had served in life, would not faith and patience. Her pains, often desert him in death, he expired with severe, she bore with Christian sub. a smile of pleasure on his counte. mission and fortitude. During her nance, after a pilgrimage of 70 years. last confinement, her views of herself At Cambridge, Mrs. Mary, wife were very humble and abasing ; but of Rev. HENRY WARE, D. D.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. A Christian of the ancient school, is entitled to our warmest thanks for his two excellent and seasonable letters on the doctrine of the atonement of Christ. Seldom have we seen this fundamental doctrine of our religion ex. plained and defended in a more clear and forcible manner.
W. on the affinity between the languages of Europe and Asia, is learned, ingenious, and evinces deep research into ancient and modern languages. It shall enrich the Miscellaneous department in our next number.
We have not yet received from our esteemed correspondent 2. his promised sketch of the life of Rev. William Cooper. Our biographical correspondents are requested to forward their communications early in the month.
J. C's Thoughts on Gal, iii. 19, 20, are received and on file.
THE CHRISTIAN'S ARMORY.
MARCH, 1807. [No. 10. Vol. II.
SKETCH OF REV. THOMAS MANTON, D. D.
Dr. Manton was born in king. This, however, gave 1620. In 1635 he was placed great offence, and some in the in Wadham College, Oxford ; house talked of sending him to where he made such proficiency, the tower, when his friends adthat he was ordained, at the age of vised him to withdraw ; but he twenty, by the excellent Bishop never flinched, and the heat Hall ; who took particular no- abated. tice of him, as likely to prove an Mr. Sedgwick of Covent Garextraordinary person. He him- den, London, being disabled for
ward, lamented his entrance on the ministry so early, as a rash intrusion. The tiines were then perilous, and he was confined in Exeter, when it was besieged by
proposed to succeed him, but he would not resign, till Dr. Manton was mentioned, and then he readily yielded. He was presented to this living by the Duke
sometime unsettled, he was chos- highly to his dying day. In this en at Colyton in Devonshire to situation he had a grand and nupreach a weekly lecture ; and merous audience ; among whom was much respected. On com- frequently was the excellent ing to London he was soon no- Archbishop Usher, who used to ticed, and frequently employed. say, “he was a voluminous His first settlement was at Stoke- preacher ;” not that he was teNewington in 1643. Here he dious for length, but because he continued seven years, and was reduced the substance of voloften engaged not only in preach- umes of divinity into a narrow ing, but on other affairs in the compass. Dr. Manton had a city. The second of the ser- great respect for Mr. Love, who mons before the sons of the clerwas beheaded in 1651 for assist. gy was by him. He delivered ing the royal family, and attendseveral before the Parliament, in ed him on the scaffold. The which he discovered great pru- government, finding that the dence, particularly in that preach- Dr. intended to preach his fune
ed after he had borne his testi- ral sermon, expressed displeas. mony against the death of the ure, and the soldiers threatened
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to shoot him. But he was un- any sordid ends of his own, but daunted, and preached at Mr. for the benefit of others, royalLove's church, in St. Lawrence ists not excepted. Accordingly Jury, to a numerous congrega- he applied for the life of Dr. tion, though without pulpit, Hewit, who was condemned for cloth, or cushion. Though he a plot against the government; was far from courting the favour and, had it not been for the peof that government, they pro- culiar aggravations of guilt in fessed to esteem him; and the case, the protector declared Cromwell sent for him to White- he would have yielded to the hall on the morning of his in- Dr.'s intercession. stallment, telling him, not before In 1660 he was very instruhe came, that it was to pray on mental, with many other Pres. the occasion; and when he beg- byterian divines, in the restoraged to be excused, urging the tion of Charles II. He was one, shortness of the notice, he said, who waited on the king at BREthat such a man as he, could not DA, and was afterward sworn be at a loss to perform the ser- one of his chaplains. He was vice ; and put him into his study also appointed one of the comhalf an hour to premeditate. missioners at the Savoy conferThe protector made him one of ence, being the first to receive his chaplains. He was also ap- the commission from the Bishop pointed one of the committee of London, who wrote him a for trying ministers ; and he most respectful letter on the ocseldom absented himself from casion. In the interval between that troublesome service, as he the restoratian and the fatal Barwas heard to say, that he might tholomew day he met no molesdo all in his power to pre- tation, being well respected in vent matters from running into his parish. He was also greatly extremes. One instance of his esteemed by persons of the first kindness is worth recording. A quality at court. Sir John Barclergy man of respectable aspect, ber used to tell him, that the somewhat in years, appeared be- king had a singular respect fo fore the commissioners, when hint. Lord chancellor Hyde was Dr. Manton called for a chair ; highly obliging to him, and at which some were displeased. gave him free access to him on This minister, after the restora- all occasions ; which he improvtion, was preferred to a bishopric ed, not for himself, but for the in Ireland ; and he retained so service of others. But after the affectionate a remembrance of Dr. refused to conform in 1662, Dr. Manton, that he charged so fickle is the favour of the Bishop Worth, when he went to great, that he fell under his London, to visit the Dr. and tell lordship's displeasure, who achim, that, if he was molested in cused him to the king of some his preaching in England, he treasonable expressions in a sershould have liberty to preach in mon. On which his majesty any part of his diocese in Ire- sent for him, with an order to land undisturbed. His interest bring his sermon. On reading with the protector, which was the passage referred to, the king very great, he never applied to asked him, whether, upon his