Page images

Two Discourses, occasioned by the and corrected by Robert Patterson, sudden deaths of Joseph Brown, jun. professor of mathematics and teacher Æt. 23, and James Jenness, Æt. 24;. of natural philosophy, in the universi, who were drowned near Rye-beach, ty of Pennsylvania. Vol. I. To this (N. H.) on the evening of the 9th volume is subjoined, by the American Sept. 1806. The former delivered editor, A brief outline or compendious Sept. 10th, at the time of interment i system of modern chemistry ; comthe latter delivered the Lord's day piled from the latest publications on following. By William Pidgin, A.M. that subject. Price to subscribers Minister of a Presbyterian Church S11,50 the set. Philadelphia. Wood. in Hampton. Newburyport. E. W. ward. Allen. 1806.

* Travels in Louisiana and the Flori. A Sermon, preached at the meet. das, in the year 1802, giving a correct ing-house in the vicinity of Dartmouth picture of those countries. Translat, College, on the Sabbath preceding ed from the French, with notes, &c. Commencement, 1806 ; and publish- By John Davis. 12010. pp. 182. Newed at the request of the inhabitants York. Printed by and for I. Riley and students. By Elijah Parish, A.M. and Co. Pastor of the Church of Christ in Bye.: Columbian Eloquenre; being the field, Mass. Hanover, N. H. Davis. speeches of the most celebrated A 1806. ! in HD

po merican orators, as delivered in the Free Communion of all Christians late trial of the Hon. Samtiel Chase, at the Lord's Table ; illustrated and before the Senate of the United States. defended, in a discourse. To which is 3 vols. 12ino. Price $1,50. Balti, added, a short specimen of the pro- inore. ceedings of the Baptist Church and Discoveries made in exploring the Council, in their labour with, and Missouri, Red, and Washita rivers, withdrawing fellowsbip from the au and countries adjacent, by Captains thor. By Elder Simeon Snow, late Lewis and Clarke, Dr. Sibley, Wm. Elder of a Baptist Church in Guil. Dunbar, Esq. and Dr. Hunter ; with ford. Greenfield. • Denio. eonsuelo an appendix, by Mr. Dunbar, not be

An Epitome of Ecclesiastical His fore publishesi, containing lists of statory. By David s. Rowland, late ges and distances on the Red and. Minister of the First Church in Wind- Washita rivers to the Hot Springs ; sor. Hartford. Lincoln & Gleason. lists of the most obvious vegetable

The Trial of Virtue, a sacred poem; productions of the Washita country, being a paraphrase of the whole book which are indigenous or growing with: of Job, and designed as an explanato- out cultivation ; notice of certain veg: ry comment upon the divine original, etables, part of which are supposed interspersed with critical notes upon to be new ; of the medical properties a variety of its passages. In six parts. of the salt springs, &c. 8vo. Natchez, To which is anne'scd a dissertation on Louisiana. the book of Job, By Rev. Channccy The Clergyman's Companion, conLee, A. M. Pastor of a Church in taining the official offices of the ProColebrook. Hartford. Lincoln and testant Episcopal Church, used by the Gleason.

clergy of the said church in the disLectures on Natural and Experi. charge of their parochial rites. 79 mental Philosophy, considered in its which are added, Extracts from the present state of improvement; des. writings of distinguished divines on cribing, in a familiar and easy man.the qualifications and duties of the ner, the principal phenomena of a clerical office. 12mo. Price $1,25. ture ; and shewing that they are co-- New-York. Peter A, Mesier. operate in displaying the goorhess, A discourse delivered at the dediwisdom, and power of God. By the cation of the new academy in Frye. late George Adams, mathematical in- burg, June 4, 1806. By Rev. Nastrument maker to his majesty, &c. thaniel Porter, A. M. Published at In four volumes. Illustrated with 43 the request of the trustees. Portland. large copperplates, elegantly engrav, B. Wait. 8vo. ed. This American edition, printed A Sermon preached at the ordinafrom the last London edition, edited tion of the Rev. Nathan Waldo, A. B by William Jones, is carefully reyisod in Williamstown, Vt. Feb. 26, 1806.

By Elijah Parish, A. M. pastor of the by the Rev. JostPH WASII BURX, church in Byefield, Mass. Hanover, late pastor of a church of Christ in N. H. Moses Davis. pp. 16.

Farmington. To which will be addVol. II. Purt I. of the New Cyclo. ed, the sermon of the Rev. Asahel pedia, or Universal Dictionary of Arts Hooker, delivered on the occasion of and Sciences--To be completed in 20. Mr. Washburn's death. Price $1. vols. quarto. Formed upon a more Hartford. Lincoln & Gleason. enlarged plan of arrangement than

the profits arising from the sale the dictionary of Mr. Chambers. By of 1000 volumes, the least contemplated, Abraham Rees. S3 the half vol. number, will be applie'l to the benefit of Philadelphia. Bradford, Lemuel Mrs. Washburn, and her orphan chitBlake, No. 1, Cornhill, agent in Bos. "dren, left with slender means of support; ton.

and the work will prolong the memory Biographical memoirs of lord vis- of a worthy minister of Christ, and tend count Nelson, with observations crit. to promote the cause of religion. Sub. ical and explanatory. By John Char. scriptions are received by E. Lincoln, nock, author of the Biographia Nar. Water Street. alis, &c. 8vo. pp. 350. Second Amer. ican edition. Price $1,50 boards.

FOREIGN Boston. Etheridge and Bliss.

The beneficial effects of Christiani. Strictures on seven sermons, with ty on the temporal concerns of manan appendix, by Rev. Daniel Merrill, kind. Prored from history and facts, of Sedgwick, (Me.) on the Mode and by Bielby, Bishop of London. Subjects of Baptism. In twelve see- Instruction and consolations to the tions. By Joseph Field, A.M. pas- aged, the sick and dying ; extracted tor of the church in Charlemont. from the works of Richard Baxter. Northampton. Pomroy. 1806. pp. 88. Being a sequel to the Rev. Adam

The Deity of Jesus Christ essential Clarke's Abridgment of his Christian to the Christian Religion: a treatise Directory. By s. Palmer. on the Divinity of our Lord Jesus A Supplement to the Dissertation Christ, written originally in French. on the Period of 1260 Years; by G. By James Abbadie, D.D). and Dean S. Faber, B. D. in 8vo. price 4s. of Killaloe, in Ireland. A new edi A Historical View of the Rise and tion of the English translation. Re- Progress of Infidelity, with a Refuta. vised, corrected, and, in a few places, tion of its Principles and Reasonabridged. By Abraham Booth, A.M. ings ; preached at the Lecture found. Pastor of the Baptist Church, Good- ed by the Hon. Robert Boyle, in the man's Fields, London. Burlington, Parish Church of St. Mary le Bow, N. J. Ustick, pp. 324.

from the year 1802 to the year 1805 ;

by W. Van Mildert, M. A. Rector e Proposals are issued for publishing, in 2 vols. 8vo. London. by subscription, a volume of sermons


ORDAINED at Bridgwater, on the churches by Rev. Ds. Reed. of W. 29th Oct. Rev. James Flint, to the Bridgwater ; and concluding prayer Pastoral care of the Church and So- by Rev. Timothy Flint of Lunenberg. eiety in the East Parish. The solem. Oct. 1st. Installed over the 3d nities of the ordination commenced Church and Society in North-Yar. with a prayer by Rev. Mr. Gurney of mouth, the Rev. John Dutton. The Middleboro'. Sermon by Rev. Jacob Rev. Mr. Smith of Turner, offered Flint, of Cohasset, from 2 Tim. iv.2. the introductory prayer. The Rev. « Preach the word; be instant in sea. Mr. Lyman of Bath, preached the son; out of season.” Ordaining sermon from Ezekiel iii. 17, « Son of prayer by Rev. Mr. Sanger of South man, I have made thee a watchman Bridgwater. Charge by Rev. Mr. unto the house of Israel, therefore Stone of Reading. Fellowship of the hear the word at my mouth and give

them warning from me." The Rev. Grey, expressed the fellowship of the Mr. Gillet of Hallowell, offered the churches, and the Rev. Mr. Ward of installing prayer. The Rev. Mr. New Milford, offered the concluding Mosely of New-Gloucester, gave the prayer. charge. The Rev. Mr. Weston of

Mémoirs of Mrs. Anne Hodge shall be concluded in our next.


The following tender and elegant little poem is from the pen of Mr. JAMES

MONTGOMERY, the celebrated author of The Wanderer of Switzerland."

[blocks in formation]

TO CORRESPONDENTS. A. on " the Piety of the Ancients,” is received. We wish often to hear from this writer.

Leighto', on the Imprecations in Scripture, shall appear in our next. We invite the particular attention of all, who are concerned for the purity and prosperity of our churches, to the pieces signed Pastor.

Several communications, which have been some time delayed, shall appear in our next number.

Correspondents are requcsted to forward their communications carly in the month.



No. 19.]

DECEMBER, 1806. [No.7. Vol. II.



IT is a just though trite re. Whilst multitudes of unthinking mark, that the world in which mortals spend their days and we live is never stationary. It years in vanity, regarding, with self, and all things in it, are suf- a brutislı insensibility, the most fering perpetual change. The striking facts which the progress effects produced in external na- of time exhibits ; let us be wise, ture, by the revolutions of day and attend for a little to those and night, and by the regular suc- solemn pirospects, which the comcession of seasons from year to mencement of a new year opens year, are obvious, even to the to our view. Let us admit the most common observer ; and possibility of dying in the course have often furnished the subject of it; and ( that the writer, as of many a delightful song, to well as every reader of this pathose who have viewed them per, might be enabled, through with a poetic eye.

divine grace, suitably to improve Though human society never the interesting prospect! becomes extinct, yet the individ. “This year thou shalt die," , uals of which it is composed are was the message of God by the continually changing. Every mouth of Jeremiah, to the false day that passes, removes many prophet Hananiah: “ This individuals from life; and the year thou shalt die,” is the number must certainly be great, voice of God this day, to many which each succeeding year con- who are putting far from them signs to their eternal home. the thoughts of death, and exultMany, in every department of ing in the hope of many future society, of every condition, of years of prosperity and joy. every age, and of every charac Yemen of rank and figure, ter, are cut down by the stroke this message is addressed to maof death; so that the places ny of you ; who, placed in the which they formerly occupied commanding stations of society, “ know them now no more.” are raised' to a proud pre-emi. Such changes have happened in nence above your fellow creaall the years that are past, and tures, This day ye are receiv. similar events will undoubtedly ing the adulation and homage of occur, in those that are to come. servile dependents and flatterers; Vol. II. No. 7.


but before its anniversary return, the care of the future ; saying, your power and patronage shall with the disciples of Epicurus, have passed to other hands : “Let us eat and drink to-day, The venal crowd shall have for- for to-morrow we die." Should saken your threshold ; death the awful summons meet you shall have laid you low, and in such circumstances as these, brought you to that house where with what consternation will the small and the great, the ser: your souls. be overwhelmed? vant and the master, lie down un. Like the king of Babylon, when distinguished together! Prepare at his impious feast he beheld to appear before the tribunal of the hand-writing on the wall, that supreme Judge," with whom “Then the king's countenance there is no respect of persons, was changed, and his thoughts and who shall render' to every troubled him, so that the joints of man according to his works.". his loins were loosed, and his

, Ye high-minded possessors of knees. smote one. against the the wealth of this world, who other.” - trust in your wealth and boast Many poor afflicted ones, who yourselves of the multitude of have spent their days in obscuri. your riches,!” How many such ty, under the pressure of accumuare this day saying by their lated hardships, shall, indeed, conduct, with the rich man in this year, obtain a release from the parable, each to himself, the troubles of a present life, and " Soul, thou hast much goods pass, according to their respeclaid up for many years ; take tive characters, to regions of perthine ease, eat, drink, and be fect bliss, or of severer endless merry !” but the day is coming wo. forward, within this year, when : This year too, as in all those God shall say to this or the oth- that have gone before, Death, er secure worldling,“ Thou fool, shall approach his destined victims this night thy soul shall be re- in various ways and forms. quired of thee.” “Turn away Growing infirmities, slow wastthine eyes, ther, from beholding ing disease, or the multitude of vanity.” Seek the true riches, years, shall prove to many the the unfading inheritance ; seek sure harbingers of mortality. Athem in the right order, and cute disease frequently makes they are assuredly thine forever. the transition short, from the vig

Ye who are devoted to sensual our of health to an untimely enjoyments : “ whose god is grave. Should war continue its your belly;", who are led cap-. rayages, how many lives, drag tive by “the lust of the flesh, ged forth by mad ambition, or the lust of the eyes, and the engaged in the honourable depride of, life”- this year, Death, fence of their country, may be unwelcome messenger ! may expected to fall in deadly consnatch some of you away from flict ! Of those who go down to the haunts of dissipation, from the sea iu ships," it may be fearthe assemblies of gaiety, or from ed, that not a few shall, in the the convivial board, where you raging deep, find a watery grave. labour, in poisy mirth, to drown Nor shall even the merciless el. the recollection of the past, and ement of fire, probably, want its

« PreviousContinue »