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not, “almost an entire neglect of gos- we nothing doubt, that ere two centupel discipline" in the churches. In the ries more shall have rolled away, the midst of all our backslidings, there is, fountains which have been poisoned blessed be God, more than a little' will be purified, the heart of Newattention paid, to the rules of Christ's England will again beat high and house. We know very many chur- strong, with the life blood of “pure ches, in which a commendable vigil- and undefiled religion;" holy men ance is exercised over the members; of God will stand up in the spirit and we believe, that take New-Eng- and power” of the Cottons, the Daland at large, the discipline of the venports, the Mathers, and the Coogospel is, and has for some time been pers of other times; and all the milreviving. We have somewhat to lions of puritan descent, who will be object, likewise, to the remark, that spread from shore to shore, over this “the greater part of our churches, great continent, will “bonor the Son, have thrown aside those common even as they honor the Father;" and bonds of union, which in the days of when they ascend to a brighter world, our ancestors, contributed so much, will unite with “ angels round about to purity of doctrine and mutual com the throne, and with the elders, sayfort and edification." This sentence ing worthy is the Lamb that was should have been a little more guard- slain, to receive power, and riches, ed and qualified. We believe that the and wisdom, and strength, and honor, greater part of the churches in N. E. and glory, and blessing.-Blessing, have not thrown aside those bonds of and honor, and power, be unto him union, which formerly existed; al- that sitteth upon the throne, and unto though the remark is undoubtedly cor- the Lamb forever and ever." rect, to a lamentable and alarming extent. We fear, also, that from the current of Dr. Spring's observations, Geography made eusy, being a New in the latter part of his discourse, some
Abridgement of the Anerican persons, not intimately acquainted
Universal Geography, on an imwith the present religious state of New England, will infer, that there is a
proved plan; containing general general departure from the faith
views, with questions ; and accomonce delivered to the saints; whereas
panied with a new Atlas, adapted the number of those, who " deny the
to the work: By Jedidiah Morse, Lord that bought them,” is still small
D.D. and Sidney Edwards Morse,
Twenty-second edition, in comparison, with those, who re
Boston, Richardson & Lord, 12mo. main firm, upon the “foundation of the Apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himseli being the chiet' corner It would seem hardly necessary to stone."
say any thing more in recommendaThat so many sons of the Puritans tion of this volume, than what is furbave erred from the faith, is indeed a nished by the title page. This is “lamentation and shall be for a la- the twenty-second edition of a work mentation." That an unholy zeal is which, for a long course of years, now secretly and openly employed, has been found useful, in many of in disseminating principles subversive our academies and higher schools. of the gospel of Christ, ought to be To render the present edition more universally known and deplored. But valuable, it has been the result of it should be a subject of gratulation much labour and study,' and every that the great body of those, both in sentence of it was sent to the press New-England, and beyond our bor- in manuscript.' The plan of the ders, who can look back to the Puri- work is good, and the execution such tans as their fathers, still adhere to as we should expect from talents, inthe doctrines of the reformation: and dustry, and experience.
This volume contains general geographical and statistical knowlviews,' occupying more than fifty pa- edge, by an examination of these ges, and furnishing much valuable views. statistical information. When tables The maps which compose the Atlas and statements, similar to those here accompanying the work, appear to given, are made with care, by such be well executed; that of the United as have access to the best sources of States, is particularly good; but in the knowledge, they form valuable books boundaries of one of the new states it of reference. Such, in the present differs from other maps which we instance, is the fact, and that person have seen. We are not able to say, must have been a diligent student, however, that the boundaries as here who can neither extend, nor correct his marked, are incorrect.
Literary and Philosophical Intelligence.
Proposals have been issued by Dr. Gesenius ; but since that ProspecFlagg and Gould, Andover, for pub- tus was issued his literary character lishing a Hebrew and English Lex- has become so well known to most of icon, adapted to Professor Stuart's He our Hebrew scholars, that such an exbrew Grammer.
hibition will be unnecessary. The “The basis of this work will be the spirit of bis philology and his style of Hebrew and German Lexicon of Gese- criticism are, for substance, the same nius published at Leipsic in 1815, which Prof. Stuart has adopted in his but other Lexicographers and Com Grammar. mentators will be consulted. The • It may be proper to state that the principal additions, however, will be arrangement of Hebrew words in this made from Gesenius' Thesaurus or lar. Lexicon is similar to that which is ger Lexicon published in 1810–12, found in our best Latin and Greek and from his later grammatical works; Dictionaries, which will greatly facilall of which are written in German. itate the labours of the student, in The translation, completed on this searching for words, and render the acplan, will extend to about 800 pages, quisition of the Hebrew language much and will contain, it is thought, all the more easy and pleasant. pbilological information in respect to 1. The proposed work will contain the Hebrew language, that is necessary about 800 pages, large 8vo, and will be for our theological students and clergy furnished to subscribers in boards at to possess, in the form of a dictionary; $6,00. To non-subscribers the price especially if they make use of the will be $8,00. abovementioned Grammar, which has 2. The work will be neally printed just been published at this press. on good paper, and with a new Hebrew
“The work will be prepared by Mr. type. Josiah W. Gibbs, who formerly issu The work will be commenced with. ed proposals for translating the The- out delay, if the proposal shall meet saurus, but afterwards relinquished with sufficient encouragement.” his design, because it was hoped that a Latin translation would be furnished lo
press, and will soon be published by Gesenius himself. This expecta- by A. G. Tannatt, & Co. Springfield, tion has been frustrated, and Mr. GIBBS Mass. a volume of the late Dr. Laconsents to the plan now suggested, throp's unpublished sermons. The which is, in some respects, better adap- publishers state that these sermons ted to the present wants of our country “ were selected ;-many of them tranthan the former proposal.
scribed, and most of them revised and " In the former Prospectus, it was corrected by the author in the latter thought advisable to give a view of the part of his life. philological character and writings of
" This volume is accompanied by a forms—sometimes the front of buildMEMOIR of the AUTHOR'S LIFE, ings—now a tower, and anon castles from the manuscript in his own hand' and columns, appear in varied succeswriting.
sion. In many places vast caverns are “ The MEMOIR contains a succinct worn into the rocks by the waves, the account of his genealogy and educa- entrances to which are sometimes tion, and of the establishment and char- cragged and irregular, and sometimes acter of his religious views.--It records regular hemispherical arches, supportthe most important and interesting ed by mighty pillars. The smallest events of his life and the reflections ware rushing into these caverns, cauwhich were suggested by the various ses a loud jarring, and awful sound, incidents of the passing times. The which, to the ear of the passenger, is memoir may well serve as a portrait dashed along by echo, to mingle with of the author-for all the acuteness and to increase the noises which rusti and intelligence-all the mildness and from more distanı caverns. pleasantry-all the goodness and pru The Indians never pass these rocks dence of which his countenance so elo. but in a calın time, and when there quently told, are most happily blended are no indications of a storm. It is in this concise history of his life and said that they believe the caverns to observations.
be the abode of bad spirits; and, owing A Grammar and Vocabulary of the
to the superstition, or to the awe New Zealand language has been pub- thich the scenery inspires, they generlished in England. The work was
ally observe a profound silence while prepared by Professor Lee from ma
passing them.-Detroit Gazette. ierials furnished him by Mr. Kendall, A violent shock of an earthquake and occupies 230 pages.
was felt in various parts of India on The pictured rocks' on the south
the night of December 31. “Persons ern shore of Lake Superior, are de- walking were compelled to stop, and
stand like one in a small boat, or a wagscribed by those who have had the pleasure to see them, as furnishing one
gon in rapid motion. Pictures suspenof the most astonishing and magnifi- ded from the wall by a single ring were cent natural curiosities that can be
set in motion like a penduluin, and found in our country. An intelligent their roosts and Aapped their wings
birds in their cages were driven from gentleman, who accompanied Governor Cass in his tour last summer, des- violently, in great agitation. The cribes them as surpassing in grandeur, shock was preceded and accompanied the far-fained Cataracts of°Niagara. by a noise like the roaring of winds, They form a perpendicular wall of miogled with the ratiling of a heavily about three bundred feet in height, and laden cart over a rough pavement.extend along the shore about 10 miles. There was nothing remarkable in the The projections and indentations are
appearance of the heavens unless it
was the unusual clearness of the atpumerous, and the imagination of the
ows them into different mosphere, and brilliancy of the stars.
List of Rew Publications.
Church in the Eastern Diocess. By A letter to the Editor of the Unita- the Rt. Rev. Alexander V. Griswold, rian Miscellany, in reply to an attack, D. D. Bishop of the Diocess; Evo. by an anonymous writer in that work, Boston. on a late Ordination Sermon delivered A Treatise upon the Eternal Geneat Baltimore, by Samuel Miller, D. D. ration of the Son of God; together author of the Sermon, 12mo. Baltic with Strictures upon the Letters of more.
Moses Stuart, (Prof. of Sac. Lit. AnA pastoral Letter addressed to the dover,) to the Rev. Wm. E. Chanding : Members of the Protestant Episcopal 8yo. New-York.
A Missionary Catechism, for the usesistant Minister of St. Michael's church, of children; containing a brief view of Charleston. 8vo. Charleston. the moral condition of the world, and G. Goodwin and Sons, Hartford, the progress of missionary efforts have republished from the fifth London among the heathen. Published by the Edition, Natural Theology, or a deYale College Society of Inquiry res- monstration of the Being and Attripectiog missions. (This little work butes of God, from His works of Creagives a concise but luminous statement tion; arranged in a popular way for of missionary labours, and dwells with youth. By William Enfield, M. A. much force on what remains to be author of Elements of Natural Philodone for the conversion of the world. sophy, &c. &c. [This work contains Missionary Societies, and those indi- much useful jostruction, exhibited in a viduals who are in the habit of distrib- very pleasing manner.] uting religious books, would do well to promote the circulation of this valu
The Judgment, a Vision. By the Auble catechism.)
thor of Percy's Masque. New York. An Historical account of the Protes
A New System, and Sure Guide to tant Episcopal Church in South Caro- the Art of Penmanship. By E. Noyes, lina ; by Frederic Dalcho, M. D. As- Boston.
Extracts from a “Narrative of the Revi- there were some found mocking, and
val of Religion, within the bounds of others saying, " what will this babbler the Presbytery of Albany. Published say now ?" but God honoured his own by order of the Presbytery."
cause. An invisible agency was ope
rative on many an heart ; pride and In July or August, 1819, the Rev. prejudice, hatred and hardness, ignoMr. Nettleton, visited Saratoga rance and enmity, guilt and pollution Springs, for the benefit of his health. yielded to its influence. The views Shortly after that time he visited at a and feelings, hopes and fears and affechouse in Malta, where a few people tions of many were almost instantly were assembled together. And if we changed. And with the exception of might express our opinion we would a few high-toned blasphemers, evidentsay, this little providential meeting ly left as a beacon on some hidden was the blessed means of commencing shoal, to be seen and known of all the great work of God in Malta. men, to warn them back from certain From thence Mr. N. passed on to the destruction ; all the scoffers and scepSprings ; but all was dead or dying tics, infidels and unbelievers of the there; the gospel had been long place, were soon found mingling in preached there, but with very little ap- humble undistinguished company with parent effect. The circumstances of sinners of every other name, inquiring ihat place, so peculiarly unfavourable what they must do to be saved ? In to gospel holiness, are well known to September and October the work was the presbytery; and those circumstan- progressive, every day was fully emces were never more unfavourable or ployed by the people of God. The influential, than at that time. This pastor of the village, and his helping messenger of God had come to prove brother, publickly and privately, and the healing influence of the Saratoga from house to house were engaged waters ; but having had long experi. warning erery man and persuading ence of the life-giving influence of the every man, in season and out of seawaters of salvation, he could not rest son, exhorting, rebuking and entreatday or night, until he had endeavoured ing; and the Lord was found every by all means to bring dying sinners to where present ! Many were pricked in prove their efficacy; and God was their bearts and forced to cry out men with him, and God's anointed servant and brethren what shall we do! More placed there, was with him in senti- than fifty were brought to rejoice in the ment, in love and in labour. At Ørst hope of eternal life through Jesus
Christ our Lord. And although this centiate from the presbytery of Newnumber may appear but small when York, visited the place, and his preachcompared with the numbers that flock- ing and other labours of love were ed to Jesus elsewhere ; yet, let it be greatly blessed among them. Mr. remembered, that the numbers from Waterbury and Mr. Olmsted, from the which they were gathered were very theological seminary of Princeton and small. The permanent residents in Mr. Armstrong of Moreau, were all the village are few, and the surround providentially led to the place, and ing country is circumscribed and very continued for some time to labour in thinly inhabited. There have been their several spheres of action, with fifty-five added to the churcb ; eigh- very encouraging success, so much so, teen adults baptized. The awakening that on the 26th of October, there was continued until the commencement of a little church collected and organized the watering season in 1820, when it consisting of twenty-four members, seemed to cease all at once. Some mostly recent converts to the faith doctrinal disputation in the north part of Christ. Other ministers bad of the settlement bad a very injurious preached occasionally in the place; effect. Sabbath scbools are flourish- but from the time when the church ing and very beneficial; monthly con was formed, Mr. Nettleton preached cert well attended ; some few instances for seven or eight months almost conof recent conversion ; children catechis- stantly among them, and his labours ed weekly ; and as a fruit of boliness of love was highly rewarded by the in the lives of those who have named Great Head of the church. From the the name of Christ, we would mention very commencement of his labours, a female charitable society, which, the work of the Lord's Spirit became amongst the acts of its benevolence, more powerful, and rapidly progres. has sent down twenty three dollars in sive. It was but a little while until aid of the funds of your presbytery for weeping and anxious distress were the education of poor, pious youth for found in almost every house ; the the gospel ministry. One of their pum habitarjous of sio ; the families of disber has departed this life triumphantly. cord; the haunts of intemperance;
Your committee would next turn the strong holds of error; the retreats your attention to Malta, literally a of pharisaic pride; the entrenchments moral wild. With the exception of a of self-righteousness, were all equally very small methodist church in one penetrated by the power of the Holy corner of the town, and two or three of Ghost. Foundations of sand sunk out God's children in another corner, there of the reach of feeling and deceived was neither piety nor prayer, no mean confidence ! Refuges of lies fled from of grace nor hope of salvation. There the eye, and fancied security from the had indeed, many years before, been a heart of the unregenerated. small church there, but it was broken In some cases sorrow was soon turndown and in ruins ; not a single mem- ed into joy, but in other cases anxious ber remained who had any claim to distress continued long; it was deep, right or privilege in it. The pride and heartfelt and awfully pungent; and prejudice and ambition of rule, that brought the distressed almost down to broke it down, were still in existence the gates of death. Under its influindeed, brooding over the ruins of ence, error lost all its alluring importtheir own producing, endeavouring sed. ance; and violated obligation, forfeit. ulously to raise them as a bulwark be- ed happiness, a long rejected Saviour, tween sioners and salvation, and re and approaching wrath, death and joicing in their long continued success. judgment; with the retributions of eterThere had been several attempts nity, filled every heart, occupied every made to introduce the stated ministra- thought, and agitated every feeling. tion of the gospel, but without any en- Often and anxiously was the inquiry couraging effect. Such was the state made, “What shall we do ?” During of things in the fall of the year 1819, several weeks, the awakening spread when Mr. Nettleton Grst preached over different parts of the town until it among them. There had been one or became almost universal. Nor were two hopeful conversions in August; the attempts so often and so offensiveand in September and October, there ly made to draw the attention to docwere a few awakened. About the be- trinal disputation, very influential in ginning of October, Mr. Hunter, a li stopping its progress. Every house