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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.
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.
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,
1807.] - Universalism confounds, and destroys itself.
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.
From a friend of missions
DOMESTIC. WINTH MEETING
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
ed on a mission
21 TO Feb. 11. A contribution from the town of Windsor
on a mission
do. la Williamstowa ro 00 do.
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,
2396 and making many family visits ; that
March 23. A contribution from the town of Saar
april 15. A contribution from the town of Lee 25 70
From Mr. Jeremiah Osborn, col.
10 00 A contribution from the town of Stock.
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
on a mission
7 00 Nov. 17. From Mr. Eben. I. Leavenworth, col
lected on a mission
profits arising from the sale of Vin.
al dues and entrance money, from
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
Sept. 17. Paid Rev. Alyan Hyde for postage of
letters sent to him, as Secretary of
of printing the Society's address 14 OO 29. Paid Res, Nathaniel Turner in advance of a mission
vices in the western counties of the
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-
48 00 29. Paid Rev. Nathaniel Turner the balance
due to him for 16 weeks missionary
36 00 Sept. 16. Paid Rev. Oliver Ayer the balance due
to him for 13 weeks missionary la.
Schoharie, and their vicinities
of letters directed to him, as secre-
20 00 Nov. 17. Paid Mr. Ebenezer I. Leavenworth the
balance due to him for 12 weeks mis-
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
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
48 00 April & Paid Res. Samuel Fuller for 12 weeks
missionary services in the counties of
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.
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.