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PRECIOUS Truth; or, some points dissolution of his pastoral relation to in gospel doctrine vindicated in a the First Church of Christ in Hing. series of letters addressed to Chris. ham, and removal to the office of Pro. tians of every denomination. By fessor of Divinity in the university at Rev. John Anderson. To which is Cambridge, Bostou. E. Lincoln. added, “The stone rolled away," a The three first volumes of the life sermon. Pittsburgh. Zadok Cramer. and pontificate of. Lco the tenth.
An Inaugural Oration, delivered at By William Roscoe. 8vo. pp. 1st the Author's Installation, as Boylston , vol. 464 ; 2d vol. 422 ; 3d vol. 460. professor of rhetoric and oratory, Philadelphia. Lorenzo Press of E. at Harvard university, in Cambridge, Bronson. Massachusetts. By John Quincy Letters from Europe, during a Adams. Boston, 1806. Munroe and tour through Switzerland and Italy, Francis.
in the years 1801 and 1802. Written · A discourse, occasioned by the by a native of Pennsylvania. In two death of Thomas Allen, jun. Esg. volumes. Philadelphia. A. Bartram one of the representatives of the and T. Dobson. 1805. town of Pittsfield in the General A sermon, preached before the Court of the Commonwealth of Mas. Massachusetts Missionary Society, at sachusetts, who died in Boston, their annual meeting in Boston, May March 22, 1806. By Thomas Allen, 28, 1805. By Paul Litchfield, A. M. A. M. pastor of the church in Pitts. Salein. Joshua Cushing. field. 8vo. Pittsfield. P. Allen.
Sacred and profane history epito. Letters addressed to the editor of mized; with a continuation of mod. "a collection of the essays on the ern history to the present time. To subject of Episcopacy, which origii which is added, an account of the ' · pally appeared in the Albany Centi.' feudal system, the crusades, chival. mel, with additional notes and re. ry, the reformation and the revival of marks.” Albany. Backus and Whit. learning. By Benjamin Tucker, ing
· Philadelphia. Jacob Johnson. A sermon delivered on the last A new vear's sermon, delivered at Thanksgiving, at Washington, Mass. Duxborough, by the pastor of the By W. G. Ballantine, A. M. Stock church in that place. 1806. bridge.
· A syllabus of the history of Eng. A discourse on sacred music, de. land; to which is appended, a tour livered before the Essex Musical through the southern parts of Great Association at their annual meeting, Britain, designed to aid the pupil in Boxford, September 10, 1804. By acquiring a knowledge of some of Leonard Woods, A. M. Salem. the principal cities, towns, places, Joshua Cushing:
manufactories, and natural curiosi A.gcographical chart of the princi. ties of England. By Stephen Adpal states and kingdoms of the known dington, principal of Union academy. world. Amherst, N. 11. Joseph Philadelphia. D. Hogan..? . . Cushing
A sermou preached before the • The secret history of the Court of Massachusetts Missionary Society at St. Cloud, a new and highly interest. , their annual meeting in Boston, May ing work. 1. Watts, Philadelphia, 27, 1806. By Joseph Barker, A. M. and 1. Riley and Co, New York. Salem. H. Pool. , V!. .
A scrmon delivered at Hingham, ,The poems of Ossian, translated Lord's day, May 5, 1805. By Hen by James Macpherson, Esq. 2 vole ry Ware, A. M. Occasioned by the 12mo. Price $2,25. First American
edition. New York. I. and T. Ron course at the funeral of Mrs. Thank. als and Evert Duyckinck.
ful Church, late consort of the Rey. The charges of Jean Baptiste Mas. John H. Church, pastor of the church sillon, Bishop of Clerinont, addressed in Pelham, N. H. April 15, 1806. to his clergy: to which are added, By Leonard Woods. A. M. New. two essays, the one part on the art of buryport. E. W: Allen, and Thomas preaching, and the other on the com. and Whipple. 1806. position of a sermon. By Rev. The. ophilus St. John. 8vo. 1 vol. New
FOREIGN York. Brisban and Brannan.
Short discourses to be read in fam. God the Guardian of the poor, and ilies. By William Jay, 2 vols. 8vo. the bank of faith ; or, a display of the providences of God, which have fourth volume of the sermons of at sundry times attended the author. President Davies, from authentic MS: In two parts. By William Hunting- has lately been published in England. ton. From the 7th London edition. Expository discourses on the book Svo. pp. 221. Boston. B. Pike. of Genesis, interspersed with practi
Williamson's explanation of the cal reflections. By Andrew Fuller Assembly's shorter catechism. Phila: 2 vols: Svo. delphia. D. Hogan.
The works of Dr. Isaae Watts, Alleine's alarm to unconverted sin. (being the last of the practical works) ners. Printed in the German lan. Svo. with a newly written life of the guage. Lancaster, Pennsylvania. author prefixed.
The Mourning Husband. A dig
Installation, On the 19th of June, the Rev. the occasion; the Rev. Doctor Wil. James P. Wilson was installed pastor liam M. Tennent of Abington preach. of the first Presbyterian Congrega- ed the sermon, and the Rev. Jonation in Philadelphia, The Rey. than Freeman of Bridgtown delivered James Boyd of Newtown presided on the charge to the minister and people,
. Dbituary. We are sorry to hear of the death about the middle of April. Accounts of that celebrated and useful travel. since received state, that Mr. Park ler, MUNGO PARK; to whom the and his party penetrated about 1500 civilized world is indebted for much miles into the interior of Africa, to important knowledge of the interior of Sago, a walled city, considered the Africa, and from whom we hoped to largest in Africa ; where the king, have received a valuable addition to his after he had shown them the curiosiformer discoveries. We announced ties of the place, ordered them to be to our readers some time since, that cruelly and brutally murdered. The this traveller had entered, the begin- account of this melancholy affair way ning of this year, on a second tour of brought by some traders, who have discoveries into Africa. It appears arrived at Rio Pongus. It is feared from the public journals and papers, this event, should it prove true, will that in March, 1805, he landed at damp the ardor for making discoy. Goree, whence he proceeded, accom- eries in this part of the world. panied by 35 soldiers, under the We announce, with regret, the command of a lieutenant, to Fataten- death of the Rev. MATTHIAS BURda, on the river Gambia ; whence, af- NET, D.D. of Norwalk, Connecticut, ter making the necessary arrange- a worthy minister of Jesus Christ. ments, he proceeded to the nearest In this town, on the 20th inst. point on the river Niger, on the banks RICHARD SMITH, a respectable reof which it was his intention to en- ligious character, and a deacon of the camp during the rainy season, and Second Baptist Church. He attendthen to explore the course of the riv. ed public worship on the Sabbath, er. One man of his party had died and died in the evening. . başfore he left Fatatenda, which was
Poetry. THE BUTTERFLY. BY. MRS. STLILE. i PRETTY vagrant of the air, Summer's day, froin youth is age, Emblem of the thoughtless fair : Trifles all their care engage ; Near akin their life and thine,
But when wintry storms arise, Both a fleeting summer shine.
Beauty fades, and pleasure dies ; Short delight your charms impart, Me let nobler cares einploy, Charms to catch the human heart : Cares which terminate in joy, Hearts that can be caught with show, Ere the summer sunbeams flee, The virtuoso or the beau. .
Let me, like the frugal bee, Thoughtless nymphs are butterflies, Well improve the smiling hour, Different species, larger size ; Gathering sweets from every flower, Strangers both to peedful care,
O may virtue's charms be mine, Fluttering, roving here and there ; Charms that still increasing shine! Başking in the vernal ray,
Tliese will cheer the wintry gloom, Trifling out the summer's day : These will last beyond the tomb. A
TO CORRESPONDENTS. To give room for the interesting life of Mr. Tennent, we have been obliged to discontinue, for this number, the life of Luther, and to omit several communications prepared for insertion.
We invite the particular attention of our readers to a piece on Religious Sincerity, inserted in this number, which is from the pen of a highly respected foreign correspondent.
2. will accept our thanks for his seasonable, pious, and useful thoughts, excited by the late, eclipse. We wish an early.communication of the remainder for the next number.
Pastor's Survey of the Churches, No. 3, shall, if possible, appear in our next number.
We are happy, after so long silence, to hear again from our esteemed and able correspondent, CONSTANS. We hope soon to gratify our readers with his seventh Letter to a Brother.
IMPARTIALITy is received. . It is our pleasure to gratify our friends and correspondents in all cases consistent with the nature of our work, especially where the honour of American literature is concerned. We readily admit, with our correspondent, that the Review in the Anthology, referred to, and several others in that work, doserve severe censure, as being without correct taste, and indicating not only strong prejudices against the genius and literature of our country, but in other respects a very bad spirit. But as it is our fixed determination to avoid filling our consecrated pages with angry and fruitless controversy on any subjects, our correspondent, we presume, will readily excuse us in declining his request, and in advising him to seek another and more appropriate channel for his communication. The wishes of his friend can be better fulfilled by us in a different way,
We have on our files, reviews of a number of sermons lately preached, and of other recent publications, which shall appear, as fast as the pages in that department of our work will admit them. "
AGENTS FOR THE PANOPLIST. .. Messrs. CUSHING & APPLETON, Salem ; Thomas & WHIPPLE, Newbury. . portW. BUTLER, Northampton ; WHITING & BACKUS, Albany ; GRORGE RICHARDS, Utica; COLLINS & PERKINS, New York: W. P. FARRAND Philadelphia : Isaac BEERS & Co. New Haven, O. D. Cook, Hartford : BENJAMIN CUMMINS, Windsor, Vt.; Joseph CUSHING, Amherst, N... Mr. Davis, Hanover, N. H.; Rev. ALVAN Hyde, Lee, Me.; J. KENNE
WHEN the late Rev. George ance had supported his spirits, or Whitefield was last in this coun- that he should, before now, have try, Mr. Tennent paid him a visit sunk under his labour. He then as he was passing through New appealed to the ministers around Jersey. Mr. Whitefield and a him, if it were not their great number of other clergymen, comfort that they should soon go among whom was Mr. Tennent, to rest. They generally assentwere invited to dinner by a gen- ed, excepting Mr. Tennent, who tleman in the neighbourhood sat next to Mr. Whitefield in siwhere the late Mr. William Liv- lence; and by his countenance ingston, since governor of New discovered but little pleasure in Jersey, resided, and who, with the conversation. On which, several other lay gentlemen, Mr. Whitefield turning to him, were among the guests. After and tapping him on the knee, dinner, in the course of an easy said, “ Well ! brother Tennent, and pleasant conversation, Mr. you are the oldest man amongst Whitefield adverted to the diffi- us, do you not rejoice to think, culties attending the gospel min- that your time is so near at hand, istry, arising from the small suc- when you will be called home and cess with which their labours freed from all the difficulties atwere crowned. He greatly la- tending this chequered scene?” mented, that all their zeal, activ- Mr. T. bluntly answered, “I ity and fervour availed but little ; have no wish about it.” Mr. W. said that he was weary with the pressed him again ; and Mr. T. burdens and fatigues of the day; again answered, “ No Sir, it is declared his great consolation no pleasure to me at all, and if was, that in a short time his work you knew your duty, it would be would be done, when he should none to you. I have nothing to depart and be with Christ; that do with death ; my business is
the prospect of a speedy deliver to live as long as I can as well • Vol. II. No. 3.
as I can—and to serve my Lord increased the social harmony and and Master as faithfully as I can, edifying conversation of the until he shall think proper to company; who became satisfied call me home.” Mr. W. still that it was very possible to err, urged for an explicit answer to even in desiring, with undue his question, in case the time of earnestness, “ to depart and be death were left to his own with Christ,” which in itself is choice. Mr. Tennent replied, “ far better” than to remain in “ I have no choice about it; I this imperfect state ; and that it am God's servant, and have en is the duty of the Christian in gaged to do his business, as long this respect to say, “ All the days as he pleases to continue me of my appointed time will I wait therein. But now, brother, let till my change come.” me ask you a question. What . Among Mr. Tennent's qualifido you think I would say, if I cations, none were more conwas to send my man Tom into spicuous than his activity both of the field to plough; and if at body and mind. He hated and noon I should go to the field, despised sloth. He was almost and find him lounging under a always in action-never wearied tree, and complaining, “ Master, in well doing, nor in serving his the sun is very hot, and the friends. His integrity and inploughing hard and difficult, I dependence of spirit were obam tired and weary of the work servable on the slightest acyou have appointed me, and am quaintance. He was so great a overdone with the heat and bur- lover of truth, that he could not den of the day : do master let bear the least aberation from it, me return home and be dis- even in a joke. He was remarkcharged from this hard service ?" able for his candour and liberaliWhat would I say? Why, that ty of sentiment, with regard to he was an idle, lazy fellow ; that those, who differed from him in it was his business to do the opinion. His hospitality and dowork that I had appointed him, mestic enjoyments were even until 1, the proper judge, should proverbial. His public spirit think fit to call him home. Or, was always conspicuous, and his suppose you had hired a man to attachment to what he thought serve you faithfully for a given the best interests of his country, time in a particular service, and was ardent and inflexible. He he should, without any reason on took an early and decided part your part, and before he had per with his country in the comformed half his service, become mencement of the late revoluweary of it, and upon every occa- tionary war. ******** sion be expressing a wish to be About the latter end of Febdischarged, or placed in other ruary, or beginning of March, circumstances? Would you not 1777, Mr. Tennent was suddencall him a wicked and slothful ly seized with a fever, attended servant, and unworthy of the by violent symptoms. He sent privileges of your employ?" for his family physician, who The mild, pleasant, and Chris- was in the act of setting off for tian like manner, in which this the legislature of the state, of reproof was administered, rather which he was a member. He