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Dbituary. MEMOIRS OF REV. DR. JAMES COGS- son of Mr. Samuel and Mrs. Ann WELL.
Cogswell, born in the town of Say. [Extracted from Rev. Dr. Strong's fu- brook, January 6th, 1720. In his neral sermon.)
childhood his parents removed to the Dr. Cogswell died at Hartford, town of Lebanon, where they remain. (Con.) January 20, 1807. He was the ed to their old age, when he took them to his own house, and most ten- ed, whereby many were disposed to derly supplied all their wants, until undertake the work of the ministry, he was called by the providence of who have since been burning and God to commit them to the dust.-- shining lights in our churches. This son was early distinguished by a At this time, what was with him love of science, and a conviction of the before a general conviction, of the truth and importance of the Christian truth and importance of Christianity, doctrines, which was the occasion of was changed into an experimental ac. his being selected by his acquaintance quaintance with its power and com. as a proper subject for a learned edu-forts; which confirmed him in the cation.
purpose of devoting his life to the He was admitted a student in Yale service of his Redeemer, in the minCollege, in the year 1738, and was istry of the gospel. His natural temgraduated in the year 1742. Soon af. ter was social and cheerful; he had a ter this he became a preacher of the great command of his passions; his gospel, and was ordained pastor of the intellect was quick and clear ; his first Church of Christ in Canterbury imagination was lively and pleasant, in the year 1744.
yet chastened with the sobriety and In the year 1771, he was dismissed seriousness of a Christian, and acfrom this pastoral charge, and early in companied with the dignity becoming the following year installed pastor of a minister of the gospel. the church in Scotland, a parish in the His natural disposition, together town of Windham, where he continu- with his religious acquirements, ren, ed until December, 1804. While in dered him a pleasing companion to all this place he received the degree of who reverence virtue ; a beloved Doctor of Divinity, from Yale College. child of his parents ; a kind husband, Being rendered incapable of public and a parent, whom his children could ministerial service, through the natu- not fail to love and reverence. ralinärmities of age, it became neces- He was a firm believer of the evalsary for his comfortable support, to gelical doctrines of the gospel, and as remove him to the family of his son, on these he built his own hope of a Doctor Mason Fitch Cogswell, of this blessed immortality, so he inculcated place. This was a comfortable re, on others the necessity of both betreat to the venerable parent, and here lieving and obeying them, that they the Lord hath repaid to him in kind, might inherit eternal life. The faith his filial piety to his own parents in on which he relied as divine and sartheir old age; here he hath been ing, was one that is accompanied by nourished with the most tender affec- fellowship with the Father and his tion, which may God reward, until his Son Jesus Christ, and productive of decease, January 20, 1807, and had he good works. survived until this day, which is the His preaching was, generally, anniversary of his birth, he would plain and practical, addressed to the have completed 87 years.
understanding and consciences of his This servant of the Lord hath been hearers. The natural and Christian a man of affliction, having buried benevolence, which shone in his counthree wires and four children, one tenance, were admirably adapted to child only surviving; and through all enforce the doctrines of divine love, these scenes of sorrow, had grace and impress the minds of his hearers given him, to honour the divine sov- with the words of our Lord, * A new ereignty, and his own Christian and commandment I give unto you, that ministerial profession. He was an ye love one another; as I have loved example to the church of Christ in you, that ve also love one another, tribulation as well as in joy.
By this shall all men know that ye are While a member of college he was my disciples, if ye have love one to distinguished for sobriety, application, another." and especially for classical science, His private diury, which he kept which he preserved through his for many years, gives abundant evi. whole life.
dence, that in prosperity he was While he was in his collegiate life, gratetal to the Giver of every good there was a great revival of religion and perfect gift, especially for the gitt in the land, in which the college sharrof an all suficient Redeemer, and the
grace of God which he purchased on words of the apostle, “ I have fought the cross ; that in affiction he was a good fight; I have finished my still before the Lord, adoring the cor- course; I have kept the faith : bence rections of a Father's hand ; that he forth there is laid up for me a crown was anxious to fill up his life with use. of righteousness, which the Lord, the fulness ; and that in his extreme old righteous Judge, shall give me at age, he was enabled to adopt the that day."
TO CORRESPONDENTS. Several valuable communications are on hand, and shall be seasonably introduced.-A Biographical Sketch, promised this month, is unavoidably de. ferred for a future Number.
ADDRESS OF THE EDITORS. At the close of the second volume ence to what have been called the of the Panoplist, the Editors bega doctrines of the Reformation, or the leave respectfully to address the doctrines of grace. These doctrines, Christian community. Nothing but which constituted the religious faith a full persuasion of the increasing of our venerable forefathers, the Ediimportance of this publication, and a tors embrace, as the truths of God, humble, though animating hope of its and will endeavour to use the whole increasing utility, could induce them Christian armour in their defence. In again to solicit public patronage. Al this undertaking they hope for the though there is no reason to doubt countenance of Christians. If pub. the promptitude of a large number to fications intended merely to refine, continue the encouragement they have literary taste, to gratify curiosity, already given the Panoplist, and no and to entertain a vacant hour, obtain occasion, perbaps, for particular ar- support from men of the world ; may guments to persuade others to co-op- not a publication, which aims to ad. erate with them, still it appears a vance undefiled religion, and to quali. service which the Editors owe to the fy men for celestial enjoyment, excommunity and to themselves, to un- pect the patronage of those, who se. fold the considerations which elevate riously feel the importance of Chris. their hopes, and stimulate them to tianity? unremitting exertions.
The Editors derive another motive The Editors derive their most from the alarming events, which are powerful motive from the importance taking place, both in Europe and Amer. of the Christian cause.
That cause ica. The enemies of our holy religinvolves the interests of truth and ion wish us to believe, that there is virtue, and all the spiritual concerns no danger. They cry, peace and of mankind, besides having an insep, safety, while they are coming in like arable connexion with their temporal a food upon us, intending, from our enjoyments. That cause the word security, to obtain the greater advan. of God requires all men to defend tage against us. Are our apprehenand propagate. The Editors feel the sions of danger groundless ? What obligation. And as divine Providence shall be said of that licentious spirit, has, through the medium of the Pan- which hates the purity, and casts of oplist, given them access to the pub- the restraints of the gospel, or of that lic ; they resolve, though at the ex- proud philosophy, which will not bow pense of much time, labour, and to its mysteries? What shall be said. personal convenience, to use that ad. of that bold, enterprizing spirit of vantage for the Redeemer's glory, impiety, which openly renounces and the prosperity of his church. It moral and religious obligation, proswas and is their fixed resolution to trates every reierable and sacred incontend earnestly for the faith once de- stitution, and gives unbridled liberty livered to the saints. That the public to depraved passion ? What shall be might entertain no doubts concerning said of that boasted liberality, which their views of that faith, they have denies the plain, obvious sense of explicitly avowed their firm adher. Scripture, and instead of the diving
excellencies of revelation, substitutes ny instances, been more deeply imthe cold maxims of unsanctified hea. pressed, than ever before, with the then morality? How numerous and dangers of the times, and excited to how multiform are the errors of the the important duty of strengthening the day! How many labour by preach things which remain, which are ready ing and writing, by conversation and to die. The constantly increasing example, to reduce Christianity to circulation of the Panoplist affords the standard of proud reason and sor: proof of its general acceptance. And rupt inclination! How many noininal the Editors cannot but be animated Christians embrace a religion, which by the explicit, decided approbation is destitute of gospel sanctity, and of their most respectable corresponaims to combine the service of God dents in England and Scotland, as and of Mammun! How extensive, well as in America, and by the adand almost universal is the influence vice and solicitation of some, who are of antichristian error and licentious- not only pillars of the church, but the ness! In consequence of this, how boast of science, and ornaments to many corruptions and disorders are
their country, that the Panoplist may found in our churches, and how be continued. dreadfully has the infection of irre. Two years ago, it was the full conligion spread among all ranks of peo- viction of the Editors, that the cirple. These are not creatures of im. cumstances of the times loudly callagination. They are realities, seen ed for such a publication. Nothing clearly, and with the greatest solici. but that conviction could have in tude by all enlightened Christians. duced them, in the midst of their The constant progress of these evils other employments, to undertake has, for many years, been attentively such a laborious and arduous work. observed. Is it not time to be alarm. And nothing but a conviction that the ed? Do not the appearances of the same providential call is continued, present day plainly indicate, that it could persuade them to proceed. To is the duty of ministers, and all be drop the publication in these circumlievers to make extraordinary efforts ? stances would doubtless be pleasing
The Panoplist rises to counteract to the enemies of truth; but it would prevailing evils, and to prevent their be as painful to its friends. In short, increase ; to stem the torrent of vice; all the considerations which infuto point out the disorders and dan- cnced the Editors at the beginning, gers of the times ; and earnestly to and many new ones, arising from the Call men to withdraw their affections progress and success of the work, from the uncertain, changing inter- from the promised aid of numerous ests of this world, and set them on correspondents, and from various that kingdom, which can never be other advantages they have secured, moved. Its aim is, to detect the combine to warm their zeal, and corruptions of modern literature, to prompt them to perseverance. unfold the subtleties and absurdities The Editors are not insensible of of what is called rational Christianity, the delicacy, arduousness, and reto strip learned pride and impiety of sponsibility of their undertaking. every fair disguise, and to promote But believing that the cause, in which the theoretic knowledge and practical they are engaged, is the cause of influence of sound divinity.
truth, and humbly depending on the The Editors consider, as another assistance and blessing of God, they animating motive to persevering ex- are unappalled by the greatest diffiertion, the useful effects which the culties. Panoplist has already produced, and the Let the friends of the gospel reextensive approbation of devout and member that, by subscribing for the learned men which it has received. In- Panoplist, they have opportunity not formation from numerous correspon- only to entertain and profit themdents warrants the belief, that the sel and their particular connes. publication has, by the blessing of ions, but to encourage a work, which God, actually conduced to the great is designed extensively to promote ends which have been sought. the glorious end, for which the SaChurches and ministers have, in ma. viour lived, and suffered, and died.
END OF VOL. II.
TO THE ESSAYS, INTELLIGENCE, &c.
303 mane institution at . 177, 222
. intelligence from 466 of God's covenant, review of . 214
210 Cockburn, Mrs. Memoirs of . 89
148 Conversion of a family, remarka-
Constans' Letters to a Brother . 13,
61, 148, 289, 389, 435
264 Dana's Sermon, review of 215
267 Danger of being hardened by sin 154
Death, preparation for
128 Deaf and dumb, account of 229
Deluge, universal, proofs of . 9, 58,
105, 150, 253, 343
Departure from the truths and
. Doctrine first attacked
228 Dúelling, resolve of General As.
. . 215
111 Dwight's Sermon on Duelling,
A a a a