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coming prejudice. But one im- a pair of shoes not made to please age is presented to the eye, and his taste, the canon became furithat is liberality. Her features, oųs, and killed him. The unhapher attitude, her voice, her wea- py man left a widow, four daughponș, and her attire, are always ters, and a son 14 years of age. the same. Her broad mantle They made their complaint to covers the approach of the fiend, the Chapter ; the canon till the treacherous blow be giv- prosecuted, and condemned not en, and “truth fall in the streets." to appear in the choir for a year. Certain it is, that such has been The young shoemaker having the ordinary course of those attained to man's estate,' was who have turned away from the scarcely able to get a livelihood, holy commandment delivered and overwhelmed with wretchedunto them.” They began with ness, sat down on the day of a a show of liberality, and ended in procession at the door of the downright apostacy. Nor can cathedral of Seville, in the mothere be a worse symptom of a ment the procession passed by. professor of Christianity, than an 'Amongst the other canons, he anxiety to be accounted liberal perceived the murderer of his on points of principle. It is an father. At the sight of this anxiety which Christ and his man, filial affection, rage and apostles never displayed. It is despair got so far the better of the mark of one with whom the his reason, that he fell furiously

answer of a good conscience" upon the priest, and stabbed him is of less value tban the breath to the heart. The young man of a passing compliment; one was seized, convicted of the who loves the praise of men crime, and immediately conmore than the praise of God.”' demned to be quartered alive.

The king was then at Seville ; THE THREE QUESTIONS. and hearing of the particulars, BERNARD's three questions determined to be himself the are worth the asking ourselves, judge of the young man. When in any enterprise :- 1. Is it he proceeded to give judgment, lawful ? May I do it, and not sin? he first annulled the sentence 2. Is it becoming me as a Chris- just pronounced, and after asktian? May I do it, and not wrong ing the young man what was my profession? 3. Is it expedi- his profession, I forbid you, said ent? May I do it, and not offend he, to make shoes for a year to my weak brother?

Edin. Miss. Mag.

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ANECDOTE

The following lines of Cowper possess exquisite bear.

ty, and are above all praise.

OF PETER THE THIRD.

In the days of Peter the Third,

ADDRESS TO DEITY.

a canon

of the cathedral of Seville, affected in his dress, and particularly in his shoes, could not find a workman to his liking. An unfortunate shoemaker, to whom he applied after quitting many others, having brought him

Thou art the source and centre of all minds,
Their only point of rest, ETERNAL WORD!
From thee departing, they are lost, and rove
At random, without honour, hope or peace.
From thee is all that soothes the life of man,
His high endeavour and his glad success,
His strength to suffer, and his will to serve.
But oh! thau bounteous Giver of all good,
Thou art of all thy gifts thyself the crown!
Give what thou canst, without thee we are poor
And with thee rich, take what thou wilt away.

1807.] - Universalism confounds, and destroys itself.

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Review of Dew Publications. Universalism confounds and de The professed design of the

stroys itself; or letters to a third part, beside answering obfriend, in four parts, &c. &c. jections, is to shew that the natBy JOSEPH SPALDING, A, M. ural and proper meaning of everPastor of a Church in Buck- lasting, eternal, forever, forever, land. ; Wright. Northamp- and ever, and the original words ton. 1805. np. 359.

from which they are translated,

is endless duration, THE subject of this book is The remarks and criticisms highly interesting; as there is upon these terms appear to be an essential difference between just, and are sufficient to satisfy the scheme which supposes God a candid inquirer after truth, will put an endless difference that “ they properly mean endbetween the righteous and the less duration, and that this is their wicked, and that which promi common and necessary import, ses salvation to all mankind. If as used in the holy Scriptures." the former be true, the latter is The objections urged by Uninot only false, but pregnant with versalists, are fairly and fully aninfinite mischief to the souls of swered. men ; and the cause of truth re The author's principal object quires, that every lawful means in the fourth part is to shew, should be used to expose the that “ the sufficiency of the falsehood, and counteract the atonement for the salvation of all tendency of such a system. is consistent with the final de

This work is divided into four struction of a part of mankind.” parts, each containing a number This is an important section, of letters.

and deserves a careful perusal ; The general object of the first as the Universalists found some and second part is to show that of their most specious arguments the scheme, which denies all fu- and objections upon the supposture punishment, and that which ed inconsistency of these ideas. supposes a “ limited punishment The author exhibits, in a clear hereafter, are made up of con- and convincing light, the nature tradictions.” p. 9th and 22d. of the atonement, and also the From numerous quotations, and consistency of God's leaving the reasoning upon them, it ap some men to final sin and ruin, pears with sufficient evidence, with the doctrine, that the atonethat each of those schemes is ve ment opens a door of salvation ry inconsistent with itself, and for all. involves many absurdities. It is What is said upon the second thought, however, that the ex- death, we think scriptural and pression, “ made up of contra- pertinent. dictions," is too strong. A There are defects in the style, scheme may contain contradic- which will be noticed by the crittions, and even many contradic- ical reader; and some of the ţions ; yet not be made up of arguments, and answers to obcontradictions.

jections might, with advantage,

have been considerably contract upon this subjcct, since the mased.

terly and unanswerable publicaBut this work, notwithstand tions of Drs. Edwards and ing its defects, is far from being Strong; yet, considering the predestitute of merit. It indicates valence of Universalism, and its strength of mind, and an inti- dangerous tendency, we hesitate mate acquaintance with the sa not to recommend this work to cred Scriptures. The reason

the attentive and prayerful peruing is, generally, perspicuous sal of those, who wish to know and conclusive. And though the truth upon a question, in little that is new can be expected which all are deeply interested.

Religious Intelligence.

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they had distributed in the new setGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY tlements about 200 books belonging CIETY IN THE COUNTIES to the Society, and brought back in BERKSHIRE AND COLUMBIA. contributions 851 87.

The ninth annual meeting of the The Report of the Treasurer was Congregational Missionary Society, also heard and accepted. The folin the counties of Berkshire and co- lowing is his report at large. lumbia, was holden agreeably to ap. A statement of the funds of the Conpointment, at the meeting-house in Richmond, Sept. 16, 1808; at the

gregational Missionary Society, origa

inated in the counties of Berkshire and opening of which a sermon was de

Columbia, and the expenditures of livered by the Rev. Beriah Hotchkin, from Matt. xvi. 18. “ And I say also

the same, from the i2th of Sepi.

1804, to the 21st of Nov. 1806. unto thee, that thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church ;

Account of the monies received by the Treasurer. and the gates of hell shall not prevail Balance in the Treasury, Sept. T2b, 1804, 345 59 against it.”

Sept. 18, A contribution from the Rev. Mr.

1804 Cotlin's Society in Lanesborough At this meeting the Society was encouraged to continue, and, if possi

A contribution from Rev. Mr. Mone's ble, to increase their exertions to

society at Green River

8 $5 spread the knowledge of the gospel, Oct. 24. Addition to the last contribution from by having opportunity to witness an

25. From Me. Aeph Morgan, collected on addition to the body of several valuable members.

Dec. 13. From Rev. Benjamin Wooster, collect

18 O The Report of the Trustees, con

Jan. 13, a contribution from the towa of Pitts taining an account of their proceeda ings the last year, relative to the em

18. From Rev. John Morse, collected on a ployment of missionaries, and the ex. penditure of monies, was exhibited

April 8. From Rev. Samgel Fuller, collected on to the Society and received their ap.

31 38 probation. From this report it appears that the Trustees, during the

29. A contribution from the town of Lee 23 33

From Rev. Gideon Hawley, a donatios 1 00 year, had engaged eighty weeks of June 14. From Mr. Samuel P. Robbins, collected missionary service ; that they had

Aug. 22. Prom a friend of missions received returns from their missionaries of forty-four weeks of service, Sept. 17. From

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A contribution from the town of Shef. actually performed ; that the mise sionaries who had made returns, bad Jan. 8, From Rer. Joseph Avery, collected on preached 268 sermons, besides at

Feb. 18. A contribution from the town of Pitts tending many religious conferences,

field

2396 and making many family visits ; that

March 23. A contribution from the town of Saar

diafield

Rela

13 35

1806.

a mission

18 49

86 03

april 15. A contribution from the town of Lee 25 70

From Mr. Jeremiah Osborn, col.
lected on a mission

30 58
29. From Rev. Nathaniel Turner, collected
on a mission

10 00 A contribution from the town of Stock.

bridge
From a female friend of missions in
Stockbridge

4 00
A contribution from the town of Rich-
mond

22 52 Aug 24. From a female friend of missions in Williamstown

10 00 Sept. I. From the Rev. Alyan Hyde, being the

profits arising from the sale of the

Arst volume of the Panoplist 21 35 9. From Dea. Elisha Bradley, a donation 6 00 IS. From a friend of missions

12 00 16. A contribution froin the town of Green River

S 59 & contribution from the town of

Greenfield in the county of Green,

in the state of New York
From the Rev. Oliver Ayer, collected

on a mission
A contribution from the town of West-
Stockbridge

13 70
From Mr. Jeremiah Minklee, a donation I 00
From Mr. Timothy Barns, a donation I 00
Prom Mr. Azariah Clark, a donation I 00
A contribution from the town of
Washington

7 00 Nov. 17. From Mr. Eben. I. Leavenworth, col

lected on a mission
From Rev. Gideon Hawley, a donation TOO
From Rev. Alvan Hyde, being the

profits arising from the sale of Vin.
cat's Explanations of the Cate.

chison
21. From sundry members, for their annu.

al dues and entrance money, from
the 12th Sept. 1804, and at vari.
vus times, to this date

172 00

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1170 87

The number, and amount of books received since 12th of Sept. 1804, and which now remain in the Treasury, viz. Teb. 18, 1806. Received from the town of Pitts

field, 1 Bible, at 87 cts. ; i Religious Life, I dol.; D. c. I Bible Dictionary, 88 cts. Total value

2 75 April 18. Received by the hand of Rev. Thomas

Allen, the following books, being a du.

nation from a gentleman in Boston, viz. 31-2 dozen Bibles, at 8 $0 per doz 29 75 41-4 dozen Testamento, at 4.00

17 00 6 Primers

00 25 31-2 dozen Dialogues, at 075

2 62 Transportation charged in the bill to Mr. Allen

041

Sept. 17. Paid Rev. Alyan Hyde for postage of

letters sent to him, as Secretary of
the Society

I 25
Oct. 23. Paid Rev. Alvan Hyde for the expense

of printing the Society's address 14 OO 29. Paid Res, Nathaniel Turner in advance of a mission

80 O
Jan. 8, Paid Rev. Joseph Avery the balance due
1806. to hina for 12 weeks missionary ser-

vices in the western counties of the
state of New York.

36 00 28. Paid Rev. Asaph Morgan for 8 weeks

missionary services, in the north

western counties of Vermont 48 00 April 15. Paid Mr. Jeremiah Osborn the sum due

to him for 8 weeks missionary ser-
vices in the county of Luzerne

48 00 29. Paid Rev. Nathaniel Turner the balance

due to him for 16 weeks missionary
services in the northwestern
ties of Vermont

16 00
May 29. Paid Mr. Ebenezer I. Leavenworth in
advance of a mission

36 00 Sept. 16. Paid Rev. Oliver Ayer the balance due

to him for 13 weeks missionary la.
bours in the counties of Green and

Schoharie, and their vicinities
Paid Rev. Alvan Hyde for the postage

of letters directed to him, as secre-
tary of the Society

O 75
Paid Rev. Enos Bliss, in advance of a
mission

20 00 Nov. 17. Paid Mr. Ebenezer I. Leavenworth the

balance due to him for 12 weeks mis-
sionary services in the nortbeasterly
parts of Pennsylvania

36 OO

coun.

18 33

Total paid out 704 47 Balance in the Treasury, Nov. 17, 1806 406 40

1170 87 WILLIAM WALKER, Treasurer. Officers of the Society for the present

year. Rev. STEPHEN WEST, D.D. Pre

sident.
Hon. TIMOTHY EDWARDS, Esq.

Vice-President.
Hon. WILLIAM

WALKER, Esq.
Treasurer.
Rev. Altan Hyde, Secretary.
Rey. OLIVER A YER, Clerk.

Trustees.
Rev. Stephen West, D. D. Hon.
Timothy Edwards, Esq. Rev. Ephraim
Judson, David Rossetter, Esq. Rev.
Alvan Hyde, William Walker, Esq.
Rev. David Perry, Obadiah Ward,
Esq. Rev. Samuel Shepard, Deacon
Levi Nve, Rev. Daniel Collins.
Hon. Timothy EDWARDS, Esq.

Auditor.
The next annual meeting of the So-
ciety will be bolden at the meeting-
house in Pittsfield, the third Tuesday
in Sept. 1807, 'at 2 o'clock, P. M.
Rev. Silas Churchill of New Lebanon,
is appointed to preach on the occa-
sion, and in case of his failure, Rev,
Jonathan Nash of Middlefield.

Total value of books 52 78 Monies paid by order of the Trustees, since Septem*

ber 12, 1804. Oct. 23, Paid Mr. Asaph Morgan, the balance 1804. due to him for 14 weeks missionary D. c. services

36 00 Dec. 21. Paid Rev. Benj. Wooster the balance

due to him for 16 weeks missionary
services in the northern counties of
Vermont

49 14
Jun. 17, Paid Rev. John Morse for 8 weeks mis.
1805. sionary services in the county of
Columbia, and its vicinities

48 00 April & Paid Res. Samuel Fuller for 12 weeks

missionary services in the counties of
Cayuga, Ontario and their vicinities

72 00
13. Paid Rev. Oliver Ayer in advance of a
mission

25 oo June 14. Paid Mr. Samuel P. Robbins, for 14

weeks missionary services in the

counties of Luzerne and Wayne 84 00 Augs. Paid Rev. Joseph Avery in advance of a mission

36 00 Vol. II. No. 10.

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FOREIGN

promising, several of them being able EDINBURGH MISSIONARY SOCIETY. to read both Turkish and English ; that

This society has lately publish the prejudices of the surrounding na. ed its annual report, containing tives are not so violent as formerly; and a view of the progress of their that even some of the Edendis are beaffuirs during the last year. An come friendly, and seem to wish well occurrence of considerable impor- to their cause. The Russian Govtarce to their mission in Tartary, ernment has made them a grant of which has recently taken place, is thus land, and annexed to the grant cerrelateri. “ When the state of our tain important privileges. A tract funds had put it out of the power of the against Mohammedism has been missionaries to redeem any more of printed by the missionaries in their the native youths, the providence press at Karass. It is written of God, in a very extraordinary man. in Arabic, and the typography is ner, sent them, free of cost, from a remarkably well executed. The distant part of Tartary, above forty tract makes a great stir among the children, to be educated in the Christ- Moslems. Mr. Brunton has made ian faith. They are of a tribe of considerable progress in translating Kirghisian Tartars, of both sexes, and the Scriptures into the language of from five to fifteen years of age. In the country. To this object he has detheir native country, they were, to hu- voted much of his time and attenman appearance, placed beyond the tion; and he thinks that he has sucreach of the means of grace; but ceeded in making such a translation HE who says, “ I will bring my sons as will be understood, not only by the from far, and my daughters from the Turks, but also by the Tartars. All the ends of the earth,” compelled their the missionaries, and some even of the tribe, under the pressure of famine, to Eftendis, are anxious to have it printoffer their children to the Emperor ed, but this cannot be done without a as the price of bread; and induced new font of Arabic types; and in the his counsellors to present a portion of present exhausted state of the societhem to the missionaries at Karass, to ty's fund it is doubtful whether they be educated under their eye, in the can engage in this great and necesChristian religion.

sarily expensive work. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, The minutes of the annual conferand his ways past finding out.” ence of the Methodist preachers late Would it have been proper for the in connexion with Mr. Wesley,repremissionaries to have declined the of- sent the numbers in their societies te fer because they had not the approba. be as follows : tion of the society ? Would it have In Great Britain...

.110,803 been proper for the society, after they In Ireland..

23,773 received information, to have censur

Gibraltar... ed their conduct in accepting so sin- Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, gular a gitt ? Certainly not. They and Newfoundland....... 1,418 are the Children of Providence. West Indies, Whites.... 1,775 Godhas said, “Take these children and Coloured people, &c..13,165 educate them for me, I will give you

14,940 your wages:' and it is hoped that the United States. Whites...95,629 friends of religion will not suffer the Coloured people, &c..24,316 missionaries to want the means of

-119,945 feeding and clothing them, and of bringing them up the wurture and

270,919 admonition of the Lord.”

Still later accounts, we understand, Extract from an address to the Christ. have been received from Karass, from ians in the Prussian States. which it appears that the missionary “ In that highly favoured country settlement is healthy; that the bap. where, for a considerable time past, tized natives conduct themselves in a manner that accredits their profes. * A copy of the tract has been sent to sion ; that their young people are very one of the Editors of the Panoplist.

METHODIST CONFERENCE.

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BIBLE SOCIETY.

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