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concerned. Yes, his fulness, who fearless mind. He was qualified to supplies us, is infinite, and the power take the lead, and to head opposition on which we depend, is omoipotent. in a servile age. His mind was inWere all temporal mercies taken cessantly active ; his ardour in the away, yet God has in himself-all we pursuit of knowledge, and in the proneed to make as eternally happy; and pagation of what he knew, was inexhe could create a thousand worlds in tinguishable. He did not “fight as a moment. Numerous beyond all one that beateth the air” in the holy calculation are the dependants on Je- war he undertook. Having buckled hovah's goodness; and various, be- on the armour, he was impatient for yond conception, their wants. But the conflict, and rushed forward to an his resources are large as all their re- anticipated victory. He was one of quirements, and permanent as the ages the greatest of Christian heroes, and of infinite existence.”
his faults were those of a first rate In a note, p. 129, Mr. Mann says, character. Never, scarcely, did the of the word “ theocracy,” that "it hand of God form a fitter instrument is a compound word of theos, God, to do a greater work! and krisis, judgment.” This is, no
“ It was, however, happy for Lu
ther that he did not stand alone, but doubt, a mistake in etymology, was provided with an associate, in his which the author will easily cor- principal labours, adapted, in a res rect when he shall be called again markable degree, to supply his deto prepare this work for the press. ficiencies, to correct his errors, and
regulate his impetuosity of temper. The life of Philip Melancthon, Independently of the interest which
comprising an account of the must necessarily be felt in any one, most important transactions of who was the intimate friend and co?
adjutor of Luther, who was with him the Reformation, by F. A. Cox, in all bis ' struggles, and helped him
A. M. of Hackney. Gale, &c. through them, Melancthon claims' a Whether excited by a hint of Dr. distinguished notice on his own acMosheim we know not, but Mr.. count. In tracing the history of his Cox has executed, at least in part, life, it will be obvious, that although what that learned historian con
inferior in courage, he equalled Luther sidered as a desideratum in- the in personal virtues, and in literary
in ardent piety, and.excelled him both history of the Reformation.
attainments.” “ We have a life of Melancthon, We could quote many paragraphs written by Joachim Camararius, in this very entertaining work, if which has already gone through our limits permitted, but must conseveral editions. But a more au- tent ourselves with recommending curate account of this illustrious it to the perusal of our readers, reformer, composed by a' prudent, and just adding another short speimpartial, and well-informed bio. cimen of the Author's sentiment grapher, as also a complete collec- and style in reference to the same tion of his works, would be an in
object. estimable present to the republic “ Amidst the rubbish of error of letters."
which had accumulated, century after It is well known that Dr. Mo- century, till the Reformation, God desheim and his learned translator termined to erect the temple of Truth, differ in their judgments on the and his providence cleared an ample repective merits of the subject of space, chose a variety of workmen, this biography and his zealous co
and reared the admirable superstruc
ture. And as in the erection of a adjutor. Mr. C.'s ideas on this building, there must be different kinds subject are, in our view, pertinent of labourers, all co-operating, and all
essential to complete the undertaking, “ Luther possessed a vigorous and so it was requisite, in erecting this Vol. VII.
BOOKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED.
great edifice, to prepare, and to em- 'The preacher terms her the first mar ploy, persons very differently consti- tyr to the missionary cause from the tuted, but all capable of useful co- American world; and describes her operation. In this point of light, it as a character of no common excelbecomes us to contemplate the pre- lence-to whom it was given to wage paratory course of Melancthon's edu
an early warfare, and to win an early cation, the important station he filled, and the celebrity he obtained at Tu- This little Book is a very suitable biugen, and particularly his removal present to females preparing for Misthence, to the scene of his future la- sionary undertakings, as their minds bours (at Wittemberg.) He was se- capnot be imbued with a more suitalected by providence for great pur- ble spirit than that which breathes poses, and qualified, by a suitable pro. in Mrs. N's Letters. We donbt not cess, for the part he was destined to but it will also be a favourite volume act. His literary fame, and his vast in the hands of the patronesses of acquirements, were not only of essen- Missions in general. tial service, but were particularly needed, at that precise . period, when they were ready for public use. Short sighted indeed, or criminally blind, A new edition of the Lives of emust he be, who does not perceive the mirently pious Women, in 3 vols. same superintendance, here, as in the 8vo. including an additional vol. of vid to the camp of Saul. It'the Re- highly interesting Lives, by the formation claimed the steady efforts
Rev. Samuel Burder, ornamented of true courage, and inextinguishable with eighteen fine portraits, by zeal, be it remembered also, that it no Hopwood. less required a proportion of nice dis- A Selection from the Sermons of cernment, elegant taste, and literary Bp. Beveridge, ordered and adaptskill;-if'a superstition, which ipvest- ed to the use of public and private ed a' mortal with infalibility were to instruction ; by the Rev. John be attacked, and levelled with the dust, the ignorance, which, with its Wakins, Rector of St. James's, characteristic blindness, supported Colchester, 2 vols. 8vo. that superstition, was, at the same time, to be dethroned and demolished; THEOLOGICAL NOTICES. -if old abuses were to be removed, and a new order of things to be in from Theological Writers will be in
K Information of works in hand troduced, and systematized, it was desirable to find, not only a nervous
serted under this article. arm, to clear away the rubbish of er
Mr. W. Jaques has now in the inter, bat, at the same time, * potished press and will publish, in a few mind, to cloche onweloome novelties weeks, a second and improved ediwithe attractive beauty ;-in a word, tion of his Translation of Profesif existing circumstances called for a
sor Franck's Guide to the Study Martin Luther, they also demanded a Philip Melancthon ?"
of the Scriptures, with Notes, Life,
&c. Memoirs of Mrs. Harriet Newell, from Westmoreland, containing
Preparing for the Press, Letters Wife of the Rev. Samuel Newell, American Missionary to India : whó Fringe, Tassels, and a few Stitches died at the Isle of France, Nov. in the side for the New Covering 30, 1812, Aged 19 years. With a of the Velvet Cusbion. Sernion on account of her death, A new and corrected eclition of By Leonard Woods. Booth, 1815, the late Rev. Dr. Williams's A:
These interesting Memoirs, which bridgment of Dr. Owen's Exposiconsist chiefly of Letters from the de- tion of the Epistle to the Hebrews, teased, are a valuable addition to will be published in four octave the stuek of pious Female Biography. volumes, this month.
MISSIONARY RETROSPECT, AND FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
BAPTIST MISSION IN INDIA. and books, medicine, furniture, &c. to Loss of Felix Carey's Family.
a large amount. He had nothing left.
This awful providence has casta With feelings of deep affliction, we gloom over our whole family. Dr. announce to our readers another me- Carey is quite overwhelmed. We lancholy event in the history of this expect soon to hear more particulars Mission ; not iydeed so destructive as about this very afflictive event.” the fire at Serampore in March 1811, in respect to the amount of property; but much more so as it relates to the
From Mr. Ward to Mr. Burls. loss of life, and the painful effects pro
Serampore, Oct. 4, 1814. duced by it upon the minds of all the We have had the most melancholy Missionaries, especially upon the ex- news from Rangoon. Brother Felix's cellent Dr. Carey and his whole fami- wife and two children were drowned ly. The afflictive event to which we on their way to Ava, the sloop sunk, allade is the loss of Mrs. Felix Carey, and property to the amount (perhaps) and her two babes, upon the riverof 16,000 rupees (l2000] lost; with Travertee, on their voyage from Ran- the printing presses. We are not sure goon to Ava, in the Burman Empire. about the amount of cash, and other While we sincerely sympathize with property Lost, or about the presses ; the friends of the Society on account but we fear the presses are lost, and of this severe stroke of divine provi- a great amount in money, which Fedence, we rejoice with them that the lix had received from the Rangoon life of their valuable young Mission- government in payment of what the ary, Mr. Felix Carey, has been so gra- Society had advanced to him. Brociously preserved! The folfowing ex
ther Carey, senior, has been much tracts of Letters will put our readers affected by the event; but I hope he in possession of all the facts that ave will be enabled to commit this burden been as yet received relative to this to the Lord, melancholy catastrophe. From Mr. Lawson to Mr. Hoby. From Dr. Carey to Mr. Burls. Serampore, Oct. 4, 1814.
Calcutta, Oct. 9, 1814. “ Last Monday we received letters. My dear sir, from Rangoon, bringing us the most We are well, in general, but sister distressing intelligence. Felix Carey Ward, and my wife are ill, sister had been ordered by the government Rowe is, I fear, beyond recovery. of Ava, to wait on the Prince, He My son Felix has met with a very left Rangoon, with his family, in a serious stroke of Providence, of which vessel, and about three hours after I have received an account this week, they had been on board, a squal of and am almost overwhelmed thereby. wind struck the vessel, and it sunk He and his family were going to Ava almost instantaneously. Ten persons to reside. On the river Travertee were drowned, among whom were they were overtaken by a squal which Mrs. Carey and her two babes. Felix upset the Briy in which they were. saved himself by swimming. He held He and ten other porsoøs swam to the his little boy in his hand for a con- nearest shore, but his wife and two siderable time; but finding it too much children were swallowed up by the for him, he gave it to a Lascar, who waters. It is a stroke from God. I I suppose was a better swimmer. am dumb with silence, because he has Witb all his attempts, however, he done it; but I am deeply afilicted. could not save it. Poor Felix got to May it be abundantly sanctified to shore, bereft of his wife, two children Felix, Yours affectionately, (the youngest not many months old)
Extracts from the Circular Letters of CHITTAGONG. Brother D'Bruyn's January, 1814.
Journal, addressed to the Brethren at
Serampore. Jessore. Brother Thomas's Jour
Dec. 1st: 'M'he son of the native manal, adıtressed to brother Ward.
gistrate came for instruction and said, Jan. 1st. Preached at Panchnamna. he wanted to come daily to bear the In the evening held a church-meeting, word. 2d. Went to Dewan market; when brother Kurumdee's mother, and many beard with earnest attention. brother Suphul-rama's wife were men- Here are six markets, to one of which, tioned for baptism. 2d. (Lord's day.) we go daily. 5th. Six of us sat down Eighteen of us sarrounded the table to the Lord's Supper. 6th. Gave to of the Lord. 3rd. Preached at the an Orissa sipahce an Orissa Testamarket. In the evening held a prayer.' ment, for which he followed me from meeting for the spread of the Gospol. the market where I had been preach4th. Went to Vishou-buri, where we 'ing. 8th. People come daily for the found Boodhi.sha very ill. 6th. Went New Testament: brother Reveiro to Gurguree, and conversed with the brought a man for a Naguree Testapeople in four different places. 8th. ment. The land owner called Shị. Two Hinduos called for religious con- -shoo-rama, to ask him why he wished versation. Yth. (Lord's day.) Preach- to renounce his cast: He replied, that ed three times as usual. 13th. A he saw that none but Cbrist could musulman called on me: had much save him. 10th. A rich Hindoo called talk with him respecting the Gospel; Shishoo-rama and asked him the same He gave me great hopes: he bated question to-day, and he gave the same mahometanism. In the evening answer--to save his soul from death. Krishna-Mohud, Gour, and Nidhi lith. Brother Saduk-sah arrived from called, and continued a long time in Serampore with his family, to help me very serious converation. 14th, Krish- in this work. 12th, Two or three na Mohun and Gour attended wor- thousand people assembled before the ship. 15th. At the factory of Mr. shop of Shishoo-rama, -who came to Aratoon met with a gosaee and twelve my house: they followed him, and of his disciples from Benares. Had remained till night. We distributed much pleasing conversation with the among them near 500 pamphlets. 13th. gasaee ; gave him a New Testament The same crowd staid again to-day, in Hindee, which he received very from morning till night: They were thankfully. 17th. Spoke with eight not able to answer our arguments. musulmans this morning, and in the 15th. Went to Shishoo rama's village. evening, with five Hindoos. 18th. The Hundreds of people were assembled: five Hindous to whom I spoke yester they made us sit down in the midst of day, called again with fifteen of their them. Brother Saduk-sah preached, friends, and continued with me till and I concluded with prayer. We evening 20th. Pran-Krishna's brother, gave away about fifty tracts. The Niloo-Mullik, has asked me to baptize' wife of Shishoo rama came to us, and him. 22d. Spoke with a Hindoo. 24th declared that she wished to follow Went to Chundra-poora, and the next the example of her husband. We day to Andharkota. 26th. Vidyanat- have now daily crowds coming to ha, y sipahee, called again this morn- hear and solicit books, so that we have ing. I gave him a New Testament scarcely time to eat. 21st, Brother Sain Hindee, which he gladly received, duk-sah went to visit Shanti-rama. putting them on his head as a mark of 16th. (Lord's day.) This day I baphonour. 27th. Vidya-nat'ha and two tized, in a pool, Shishoorama and my of his friends attended worship. daugter Anna, before many people.
Suphukrama and Nurottuma during Jan. 2d. (Lord's day.) Six of us the month of January, visited with the this day sat down at the Lord's table. gospel; Kirpara, Deegula-singha, Brethren Shanti rama and Kashee. Bhangduh, Yishooburi, Dhak-pota, nat'ha were not with us. Bbang-variya, Noruna-poora, HoodaChougacha, Bhat-para, Khurincha, PATNA. To the Brethren at SeramChand-poora, Swuroop-slab, and Ec- pore. Jan. 31, 1814. sle-poore.
The places. I have visited are the following: Pat'bri, where a few pun- evening, conversed with a crowd of dits from Tirhoot were reading their attentive Hindoos. A mian amongst sbastras in a house adjoining the Ta- them said, all our heathen rites are kuri raja's temple, whose attention I vain, but Englishmen have the words solicited to the words of salvation : of eternal life. Distribute.] six copies this brought together vast numbers,* of Matthew, and a great number of some of whom accepted tracts very tracts. They wanted more testagladly. Nurmooya, Sukuri-guli, the ments, but I refused them, as I had river side, Komura, Guya. ghaut, (here not sufficient to spare. a dealer in fire-wood took a tract and 7th. Arrived at Buxar : spoke to
promised to have it copied into the many Hindoos, and gave them books · current Naguree character ;) a temple and many tracts to read.
Gooljarbag-ghaut, Baboo gunj, Banki- 9th. In the morning, at Dugurpoora (to sepoys) Gosaee-bag, at the poora, spoke with a crowd of people, Custom-House ghaut; Alum-gunj who heard me with great attention. strcet, and Muharaj-gunj; at which in the afternoon arrived at Ghazeeplaces I gave away twenty-two tracts poora, spoke to the crowd, and disand a hymn book in Hindee.
tributed a great number of tracts. In Besides Mr. D. I have had several the evening spoke to many Hindoos at others at English worship, occasion- Gora-bazar. ally, from Muzuffur-poora, Mungheer, 10th. Spoke at Gooring,' in three Guya, and Baukipoora.
different places, I remain, &c. J. T. THOMPSON. 11th. Spoke to a few boat people,
who hcard very seriðusly. ALLAHABAD. Journal of Brother 12th. (Lord's day.) Spoke with raW. Smith, on his way to Allahabad. jah Uluruk-singha. He asked me for
Dec. 1, 1813. Left Digah. Con- some testaments, one for himself, and versed with a vast number of Hindous some for his friends. I gave him three by the river side, and gaye to those Sungskrit, Persian, and Hindoost'haable to read, four copies of Matthew nee testaments, which he accepted in Hindee, and a good many tracts, thankfully. I then went and preachwhich they received with joy. A. ed to a crowd of pbukeers. mongst the crowd I perceived a man 13th. At Benares, spoke to crowds much affected. I took him on my of men in five or six different places. hoat, and had a long conversation 14th. At Murvadee, spoke to a with him respecting the gospel, which . Jarge body of boat people who seriousgratified me much. I sent him to ly attended. I then went to a bratt brother Moore with a note.
mun, who was worshipping Shiva. I 2d. Early in the morning conversed asked him what men obtained by the with a large body of attentive Hin- worship of this yod. He assured me doos, by the river side, and distributed that the worshipper is never bitten by eight copies of Matthew, in Hindee, a snake, lives long, &c. nothing reand a great number of tracts. A brah- specting the soul. I recommended to mün said, these words are very affect- him salvation, from eternal pain, ing. In the evening arrived at Chiran, through Christ; he heard me seriand had conversation in three differ- ously. ent places, until 9 or 10 o'clock at 15th. Arrived at Chunar,' and sat night. I gave away two copies of by the ghaut, waiting till the people Matthew in Hindee, and a few tracts, came to bathe. I had a great nnmber which they accepted thankfully. of attentive Hindoos, amongst whom
3d. Arrived at Ribil-gunj, and con- I perceived Rama-singha, an invalid versed in two different places, with soobedat, who was much affected. I crowds of people, aud gave a copy of had a long conversation with him reMatthew in Hindee, and a tract. spccting divine things, and he encour
4th. Spoke to a few travellers, and aged me much by his attention. I gave them five tracts,
gave him a Matthew, in Hindeo, and 5th. (Lord's day.) In the morning a tract, which he thankfully received. preached at the river side, to a num
16th. Conversed with a farge body ber of Hindoos, and gave them a of brahmuns, by the river side, who Matthew in Hindee, and two tracts. heard me with attention, and acknowAfterwards, at Nunayejore, in the ledged that the pride of cast leads