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7. We ought to love God with mighty ; and not the divine law, all our hearts, and our neighbour but every man's ínelinalion, beas ourselves, so as to be influ- 'comes the rule of his duty in all enced and governed by this love cases whatsoever. If the infinite in the whole of our conduct ; worthiness of the Deity doth not and our obligations hereunto, as infinitely oblige us to love and they originate from, so they art obey him, then sin is not an infi. 'equal unto the infinite dignity of pite evil; and an atonement of Him who requires this of us. infinite value, in order to our
Were this understood, and cordi- pardon, is not needed, if any at 'ally acquiesced in, an end would all ; nor is a Saviour of infinite soon be put to all the disputes dignity requisite ; nor will the about the divinity and satisfac- doctrines of the divinity and sat*tion of Christ, and the eternity isfaction of Christ, and the eterof hell'torments; about the na- nity of hell torments, be readily *ture and necessity of regenera- believed, how plainly soever retion; of repentance towards God, vealed. The passion's justify and faith towards our Lord Jesus themselves ; and if the feelings of Christ; of justification by free "each man's heart ought to be the grace, through the redemption rule of duty to each man, then "that is in Jesus Christ, &c. &c. it will come to pass that every &c. But,
way of each man will be right in 8. So long as we differ in our his own eyes ; and the whole need sentiments concerning morality, not a physician. And in these moral obligation, what qualifica- views, and with these feelings, stions are necessary to constitute men will not readily understand a moral agent; i.e. in effect, the Bible, or believe it to contain
concerning the moral character a revelation from heaven ; and it Lof God, and of man ; we shall must be entirely new modeled "not very readily agree in our or totally rejected. understanding of any written rev- 10. When once the Bible is Belation relative to these matters, rejected by men, because they
let the revelation be ever so full, do not like to retain God in their orever so plain. Since the in- knowledge, a new god will be crease of learning in Europe, re- formed, who will approve, a new ligious disputes have increased, system of morality invented, and the number of heretics and which will justify the moral infidels greatly multiplied; as if, character of man, without any
in proportion to light externally need at all of any redeemer, or exhibited, the internal vices of any sanctifier: and it may not the human mind were the more even be said, that any atonement
alarmed. The true reason we for sin, besides what the sinner * find in Rom. viii. 7, 8.; Joha himself can make, is inconsistjii. 19.
ent with the moral character of 9. If we are not bound by the God; and that any sanctifier di vine law, any farther than our whatsoever, is inconsistent with "inclination corresponds ; then the character of man, as a moral : Pharaoh was not bound to let agent. Israel go, notwithstanding the 11. Miracles, they will say, express command of the Ale dare of no use to prove what by
their reason they know to be fill my heart with a tender resy false. Natural religion is the membrance of thy favours, an only religion God ever gave to aversion for my infirmities, a man; and it is sufficient to se love for my neighbour, and a cure the welfare of every man, contempt for the world. Let me, both here and hereafter.
also remember to be submissive. 12. Thus, having rejected the to my superiors, charitable to my true God, and the true morality, enemies, faithful to my friends, from disaffection to both, and and indulgent to my inferiors. framed a system of religion to God! help me to overcome, suit their hearts, they cry peace, pleasure by martification ; covet. peace to themselves, until sud- ousness by alms, anger by meets den destruction cometh upon ness; and lukewarmness by devothem.
tion. O my God! make me prudent in undertakings, coura
geous in danger, patient under PRINCE EUGENE'S PRAYER. disappointment, and humble in
Let me never forget, O God, I believe in thee: do O Lord, to be fervent in prayer, thou strengthen my belief. I temperate in food, exact in my, hope in thee: do thou confirm employ, and constant in my. my hope.. I love thee : vouch- resolutions.
Inspire me, O safe to redouble my love. I am Lord, with a desire to have a sorry for my sins : O increase quiet conscience, an outward as nay repentance, I adore thee as well as inward modesty, an edifymy first principle ; I desire thee ing conversation, and a regular as my last end: I thank thee as conduct. Let me always apply my perpetual benefactor ; I call myself to resist nature, to cherupon thee as my supreme defend- ish grace, to keep thy commands, er. My God! be pleased to guide and to become meet for heaven, me by thy wisdom, rule me by My God! do thou convince me thy justice, comfort me by thy of the meanness of the earth, the mercy, and keep me by thy pow. greatness of heaven, the shorter. To thee I dedicate all my ness of time, and the length of thoughts, words and actions, that eternity. Grant that I may be henceforth I may think of thee, prepared for death, that I inay speak of thee, act according to fear thy judgment, avoid hell, thy will, and suffer for thy sake. and obtain paradise, for the sake Lord, my will is subject to thine, and merits of my Lord and Sawhatever thou willest, because viour Jesus Christ. Amen. it is thy will. I beseech thee to enlighten my understanding, to , give bounds to my will, to purify my body, to sanctify my soul. A LETTER FRON JOHN CALVIN Enable me, O my God, to reform my past offences, to conquer my future temptations, to You need not wait for my anreduce the passions that are too swer to those monstrous quest strong for me, and to practise tions which you propose to me. the virtues that become me. 0. If you are inclined to indulge in
TO LÆLIUS SOCINUS.
such airy speculations ; suffer 'and uninterrupted health of the me, I pray you, a humble disciple inhabitants of New Zealand.
In of Jesus Christ, to employ myo" all the visits made to their towns; self in those meditations, which where old and young, men and tend to my edification in the faith' women, crowded about our voyaof the gospel. And I shall cer- gers, they never observed a sin. tainly obtain by my silence, what gle person who appeared to have I so much wish, that you may any bodily complaint ; nor not trouble me in this way in fu. among the numbers that were ture. I am truly grieved to per- seen naked, was once perceived ceive, that the noble talents which the slightest eruption upon the God has bestowed on you, are skin, or the least mark, which not merely misemployed about indicated that such an eruption objects of no moment, but actual. had formerly existed. Another ly perverted by pernicious fan. proof of the health of these peocies. What I formerly declared ple is the facility with which the to you, I seriously warn you' of wounds, they at any time receive, again, that unless you restrain in are healed. In the man who time this inquisitive pruriency of had been shot with a musquet. mind, there is reason to fear that ball through the fleshy part of you are preparing for yourself his arm, the wound seemed to be grievous punishments in a future so well digested, and in so fair a world. Were I, under the pre. way of being perfectly healed, tence of indulgence, to encourage that if Mr. Cook had not known you in a fault which I judge so that no application had been ruinous, I should certainly act to- made to it, he declared that he ward you a treacherous and cruel should certainly have inquired, part. Wherefore I am willing, with a very interested curiosity that you should now for a little after the vulnerary herbs and be offended by my seeming surgical art of the country. AA asperity, rather than that you additional evidence of human nashould not be reclaimed from ture's being untainted with disthose curious and alluring specu. ease in New Zealand, is the lations, by which you have been great number of old men with already captivated. The time whom it abounds. Many of will come, I hope, when you shall them, by the loss of their hair and rejoice, that you have been teeth, appeared to be very ancient, awakened even in this violent and yet none of them were de. manner, from your pleasing, but crepid. Although they were fatal dream. Yours,
not equal to the young ia muscu. John CALVIN. lar strength, they did not come January 1, 1552.
in the least behind with regard Rel. Mon. to cheerfulness and vivacity.
Water, as far as our navigators
could discover, is the universal FRAGMENTS.
and only liquor of the New
Zealanders. It is greatly to be HEALTH OF NEW ZEALANDERS.
wished that their happiness in One circumstance peculiarly this respect may never worthy of notice, is the perfect destroyed by such a connexion
with the European nations, as nephew, to procure himself the shall introduce that fondness for pleasures of the field only once spiritous liquors which has been or twice a year, did so with every so fatal to the Indians of Northa possible precaution, that the inAmerica.
telligence might not reach the Life of Capt. Cook.
ears of Frederic.
The butcher, said this mon. arch, even the butcher does not kill
animals for his pleasure ; but OPINIONS OF FREDERIC 2d. OF
does it for the necessities of man. PRUSSIA ON FIELD SPORTS.
But the sportsman kills for pleaAs to sporting, it was the obs sure; this is odious! The sportsject of Frederic's abhorrence. man, therefore, should be placed Any gentleman known to be ade below the butcher in the order of dicted to this passion would whol- society.
Ch. Oo. ly have lost his esteem. His
IX MEMORY OF THE LATE JOHN THORNTON,' ESQUIRE.
By William Cowper.
Thee, therefore, of commercial fame, but more
What pleasure can the miser's fondled hoard,
Yet was thy liberality discreet,
Review of the Eclectic Review.
To the Editors of the Panoplist. has become prevalent in the West In the ECLECTIC REVIEU for January, from Hudson's Bay to Van Diemen's
and the East Indies, and has spread 1807, you will see some remarks on
land. It is possible, that, in the lapse my COMPENDIOUS DICTIONATY, which I desire you to insert in the
of ages, every colony formed by Brit. Panoplist, with my reply. I make
ons may, like those of North Ameri. this request because ! am willing myther country, and if they do so, we
ca, assume independence of the mo. fellow.citizens should understand the opinions of English Gentlemen, cond hope that it will be readily acceded to
them. But ENGLISH, however re. cerning that performance ; and be. cause I wish my reply to 'reach the bonds of customs and language can,
luctantly, they must remain, The Reviewers, in expectation that they
not be broken like those of political will manifest their candour and love of justice by republishing my re
authority. It gives us pleasure to obmarks. The Review contains some
serve, that, notwithstanding the vio. mistahes, which are the effect of mis
lent prejudices against us, which are
absurdly cherished by our fellow-coun. apprehension ; some differences of opinion, which may be the effect of trymen
beyond the Atlantic, they are education and habit; and some er.
wise enough to aim at preserving the rors, which proceed probably from and propriety.
use of our language with correctness
Whether they are want of minute attention to etymol likely to succeed in amending and im. ogy, that difficult, and to most men, pruting it, the present article affords uninteresting branch of philology.
us occasion to examine. But, with the exception of two or
Mr. Webster, more than twenty three observations, the criticisms manifest liberality of sentiment, and
years ago, published “ Institutes of contain a greater portion of praise, the English language." With that than English Reviewers have gen.
work, the present is proposed to erally bestowed on American pubo “complete
a system of elementary lications. Of the Compendious Dic. principles, for the instruction of youth tionary the Eclectic Reviewers say;
in the English language.” After this
intimation, our readers will perhaps “ The heterogeneous materials of be surprised to find that the etymolo. which the English language is com. gies of words are not included in Mr. posed had scarcely acquired consist; W 's plan. These, indecd, were hard. ence and regularity of form, when the ly to be expected in a compend; but maritime spirit and growing, com- then, we should as little have expect. merce of our nation began to diffuse ed that the system could be completed its speech to the most distant parts of' by a compend. The author, neverthe world. Within two centuries, it theless, founds his orthographical