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MONITOR,

DESIGNED

TO IMPROVE THE TASTE,

THE

UNDERSTANDING,

AND

The Heart.

VOL. II.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY CUMMINGS, HILLIARD, & CO..

HILLIARD AND METCALF PRINTERS.

1858, dhow. 27.

Tel.
Cras sed .

vi. Tacker, Esque

PREFACE. of Cambridge

Ar the commencement of this volume we expressed our deter: mination to lend our most cordial and efficient cooperation to measures designed to facilitate the acquisition of religious knowledge in Bible classes. At its close, while we review the year and find much cause of regret that no more has been done or even attempted for reclaiming a revolted and wretched race; we can and must rejoice that such powerful and extended impulse has been imparted to Bible class measures. While thousands of youth have been this year collected around their Pastors, and inestimable advantages have been flowing from such auxiliary ineans to the public services of the sanctuary, a broad foundation has also been laid for future years. The measures taken by the Pastoral Association and the General Association of Massachusetts; by the General Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church, and by the General Association of New Hampshire, are pledges that the friends of zion will not rest, till all the young people of our land shall have the opportunity of attending at the Bible class lecture. If our pages, or our efforts have in any bumble measure contributed to these results, we shall esteein it our highest honour and our most exalted privilege. Nor dare we wholly to desist from labours in this particular part of the vineyard, till more able and energetic instruments shall be raised up for these specifick duties.

We would again return thanks to correspondents and to patrons, believing that the former have been rising in the merit of their contributions, and the latter in the interest they have felt in the perusal of our numbers.

Believing that important advantages would result from an union of the Monitor and Guardian, the Editors and Publishers of the two works have made arrangements for their union after the ent volume. The particular excellencies of each plan will be retained and original articles from both the Editors will continue to be inserted. The terms will be the same as before, and suba scribers to either will be considered as patrons of the united work, which will be issued monthly from Boston and New Haven, the first of the month.

Boston, Dec. 1824.

press

268

420

Address before a Sabbath

calculated to pro

School

172 good moral Influer.. e

Extracts of Dr. Hum Contentment

phrey's Inaugural

61 Corals and Corallines

New Year's

1 Correspondents 36, 12, 148

Advice to youth on the 144, 180, 216, 252, 324, 301,

Choice of Company 73

396, 428

Affectionate Remembrance 34 Creation

382

Affluence of Authors and Deaf and Dumb, Seventh

Editors

214 Report of the American

African, persevering Indus Assylum for the

31

try of an

105 Deatb bed

Age, old, compared with Death of a younger Sister 305

youth and middle age 174 Depravity, human

113

Agonizing Occurrence 285 Dialogue between Helen polis

Allen, Col. E. Anecdote of 393 and Eliza

Almohdi, an eastern tale 93 136 Disease, the

Amusements, fashionable, 139 Diving Bell, description of a 28

· worldly

132 Divine Agency, providential 253

Anecdotes, original 358 Duty of our Country 275

Bible Class, Exercise of a 64 to Parents

206
- in Braintree

103 Eagle, Nat. Hist. of the 97
- in Bridgwater 167 Earthquake in Chili, 308
in North Middleboro' 415 in Sicily

Instruction in N. York, Education, Strictures on

Advantages of

141 Female

16

Bible Classes

68 Letters on Female 18

Votes of the General Enterprise, the Magnitude
Association of Massachu. of missionary

63
setts respecting them 281 Epitaph

288, 369
Measures of the Gen. Errors in religious Opinions,
Association of N. H. res Security against

197

pecting them

353 Essay, by a Member of a

Votes of the Gen. Sy-

Bible Class

282

nod of the Dutch Re Evening

278
formed Church
246 an Extract

300

in Salem

357, 418 Extracts, elegant

102

Bible, reading the

215 Faith in God illustrated, 392

Societies, utility of 251 Fame, the Love of

50
Biographical reading 341, 384 Filial Obedience

243, 273
Sketch

366, 399 Fire side, the
Bliss, earthly

388 Firmament, celestial

Byron, Lord

394 Fluellan and Antonio

Christians almost 264, 313 Funeral, the

Christian, lukewarm, to the 209 Geology

Close of the Year

424 Gethsemane

Cold, extreme, effects of 27 Goodness is Beaut
Company and Conversation 299 Gospel, Influence
Contemplation of Nature Grave of my Frie

128

the Lord's 219, 256

ali

293
the Gift of-its Exer.
cise and Cultivation 361
Prosperity and Adversity
Questions

179

376 Reflections of a Missionary

69 on his arrival at Jerusalem 35

121 Religion of Convenience 301
225 Report

354

249 Reproof

33

425 Reservation, the

109

218 Revivals in Religion,

91

213 Revivals

131

Tuvitatitu 10 Youth to join

of Religion, value of 166

216 Robert, old

88

ziede, useful, acquir Rogers, Dr. Anecdote of 319
try rollection
325 Rush, Dr.

124

323 Sabbath, Sanctification of 248

324 the

391

333

School Libraries 248

142

Singing in

249

Light Reading, effects of 407 Samson, biograghical sketch

Lines on the Death of Mr.

of

13

107 Scriptures, Importance of

Lion, Generosity of the 99

the

310

Literary Notices 100, 107 Selfishness

409

Lase one another

69 Sermon, a long

143

Malonetanism, Influence of 165 Extracts from a 412

Mind » Index,

232 Select Sentances

424

Ministry, Influence of the

Signs of the Times

244

Coristian

85, 156 Sir Walter Raleigh, Verses

Monitory

321

by

322

Vioon and Stars 349, 378 Slave, the

158

Dioral Gem

252 Slander, the Sin of

393

Moses, the Death of 49 Sleeping too long, Folly of 127

Mourn, we love to 143 Social Affections, on the

Natural History

211, 279

Exercise of the

37

Order

214 Sodom, Destruction of

386

Pieces, long, on

25 Solitude

346

Piety, Pleasures of 326 Spirit, on quenching the 316

200 Stork, the Nat. Hist of 59

Arst, confounded, the 68 Time, the universal Com-

Remerks on 234 forter

395

efiucd and univer Truth, Triumph of

289
5 Village Funeral

270

Penitence, Pub Wedding, the

31

39 Washington, General 34

isis interces. Youth, the thoughtless 53

Spirit 3 Aid 78 the moral Crisis of Life 217

111

Hints to

397

148

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At the commencement of the year we have often thought of the young man's exclamation when he bad lost what was not his own! “ ALAS, MASTER, FOR IT WAS BORROWED !” In theory we readily admit that all we possess is only LENT us; but has this solemn truth habitually influenced our practice the past year? Has it governed our past lives?

Fellow immortals,-fellow subjects of the moral gov. ernment of God; suffer us to commence our paper this year with a series of plain interrogations, in which editors and readers, young and old, are personally concerned. What use have we made of the TALENTS the KNOWLEDGE, the PROPERTY, the INFLUENCE and the TIME which God has LENT US? In our present inquiries respecting our stewardship we shall only glance at the first four of these topics, and enlarge under the last.

In the intellectual world we discover an inequality in the bestowment of Heaven's gifts; but the responsibility is proportionate to the intellect bestowed and the means of cultivating it enjoyed. Has God lent any of us vigorous intellectual powers, how have they been used? Have not some of us perverted them? Have not all of us failed of employing them as actively for Gos as we might have done ? Alas, they were borrowed ! Nor may we plead the want of genius as the excuse for perverting or hiding ordinary mental powers. We are accountable, not only for the capacity of mind we actually possess, but for that expansion which we had the means of giving it, and for all which such a mind might have accomplished.

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