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do not all contain an edition of a whole The collection of bibles in the libra. bible ; for instance, that of the modern Ty of the Elector of Wurtemberg, a- Greek, contains only ihe new testamounted in 1804, to more than 4000 different editions, among which are the

The translation into the Croatian following, viz.

language was printed, partly in the uni8 of modern Greek

versity of Tubingen, partly in the town 28 Arabick

of Urach, both of which are in the 13 Ethiopick

duchy of Wurtemberg ; peculiar types 7 Persian

were cast there for this purpose. The 6 Turkish

imperial general Tilly, seized these i Coptick

types, (during the religious war between 5 Armenian

the papitts and protestants, called the 13 Tamulick

:30 years war,) and made a present 6 Hindoostanee

of them to Rome; where they came in14 Malay

to the possession of the Propaganda. i Cingalese

From thence they were taken, during 35 Upper German (Julæa Ger- the French Revolution, and carried to manica)

Paris, where they are now deposited. 18 Portuguese

Eclectic Rev. 15 Spaniih 43 Ita ian

Tue number of volumes in the Royal 290 French

Library, is said to amount to 70,000. 1 Rhaetian

Our readers may form an idea of 115 Saxon

practical books in theology, lately pub.215 Eng'illa

lithed in Portugal, from the titles of a 274 Dutch

few which follow. A diadem of five 116 Danish

Stars, or religious exercises for five days': 14 Icelandick

The Mystical Mount of Lebanon : The af3 Greenlandick

Fiftance of the Faithful, at the cries of the 2 Creole

boly Souls, (N. B. in purgator;:) Novena 1 Fanteick (or Acraick) Myftica, or a treatise on the afi enfion to 45 Swedish

beaven of God's most immaculate wober ; 6 Finnish

extracted from the Revelations of t. Brita 3 Lapponick

and other important works; The inftru&t8 Rullian

ed Virgin, or the prayers of young Ladies 3 Croatian

to their Guardian Angels : Special prayers. 21 Bohemian

to hely Barbara ; Toe Protefiant summoned 10 Wendi di

before tbe tribunal of God, с. SC. 20 Polish

GREAT BRITAIN. 6 Lithuanian

The most important and extensive 7 Lettonian

work in theology, which now engages 4 Esthonian

the British press, is the edition of the 7 Hungarian

septuagint translation of the bible, con5 Welth

ducted by Dr. Holmes. This laborious 1 Irish

undertaking has been many years in i Cantabrian (or Basc)

preparation, and is indeed a natura! 2 North American Indian.

consequenceof the Hebrew collations of Since the purchase of this library, Dr. Kennicott, who like Origen, well the collection of bibles has lieen consid- deserved the title of Adamantius. In erably augmented ; not however with the progress of his edition, Dr. Holmr.'s Dew translations in modern languages, has collated, and caused to be collated but only with scarce editions in well a great number of MSS. of various ages known' western languages, or in the o- and authorities; and the relult of the Wiginal text. The number above stated whole is submitted to the publick wità

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as much speed as is consistent with cor- peculiar manner to the most popular Tectness and integrity. - Biblical schol- and wealthy city in the world. In a ars may expect much aslistance from word, this splendid and curious work this, and other works of a like nature; may be said to transport London out of and it is truly honourable to the British itself, and to convey to a distance, as nation, that a portion of its wealth is correct and complete ideas of the Brito directed into a channel, so laudable, and ith metropolis as could be obtained by so beneficial. We commend also the an actual visit.

Englifo Paper.' çare taken of the MS copy of this edition, which, after it has answered its A new edition of the travels of Mr. purposes at the press, is carefully lodg- Bruce into Abyssinia, with great addied in the Bodleian library, and reseryed tions is now publithing in London, confor future inspection, whenever circum- taining many papers which it was supItances may require it. A complete posed Mr. Bruce had destroyed. We volume containing the pentateuch, is expect to find in it, among others the published, and a second is advancing complete series of observations made by with steady perseverance.

that celebrated traveller in Syria, and The late improvements, which have the Holy Land. They refer as well to been made, in the invention of Stereo- natural history, as to topography, and type, have rendered that mode of we hope they will contribute greatly to printing of sufficient consequence to en- , cxplain various passages of Scripture, gage the attention of the delegates of The which are best understood in the counpress

, at the university of Cambridge. try to which they refer. We learn The same occurrence has furnished that the plates amount to about 70; an opportunity to that highly honoura- but whether there be a correct map of ble institution, The Bible Society, to ex- Palestine among them,' we have not tend its benevolence to distant regions ; heard. It is very strange that this in. and they, no less than this country, may teresting country should hitherto want eventually rejoice, in the pious exertions a map, whose authenticity may be deof the present age. We believe this so- pended on. ciety has various foreign editions in Lately published ; an Essay on the contemplation; nor is even China for- Spirit and Influence of the Reformation gotten.

of Luther; from the French of C. Vil. The Rev. J. Pratt is publishing the lars; with copious notes by the translawhole of Bp. Hall's works, with his life, tor. This is the performance which in ten vols. 8vo.

gained the prize, on the question proposed by the National Institute of

France. On an average, not less than 30,000 “ What has been the influence of the newspapers per day, or 80,000 weekly, reformation of Luther on the political fitare printed and published in London. uation of the different states of Europe, For these the public pay about 750l. and on the progress of knowledge ?" sterling per day, and for advertisements

I vol. 8vo. about 2000l. sterling. Thus newspaper Some valuable manuscripts of Archintelligence alone costs the united king- bifhop Leighton have been lately disdom about 809,0001. sterling annually. covered, particularly a commentary upThe tax levied upon this favourite arti- on the Acts of the Apostles. It is in cle of luxury, swallows up one half of contemplation to publish in Scotland a the nct amount here stated; and the new, uniform and complete edition of remaining 400,000l. is paid for the lite- the works of that bright ornament of rerary information of the newspapers. ligion and of the christian priesthood.

A new and valuable work has lately appeared, descriptive of the present statcofthe British meiropoiis, under the A Geographical Dictionary of the title of Nolera Lendon. This work is Ruslan Empire, begun at Moscow, is ilustrated with so great a number of proceeding. Descriptions and maps of Copperplates, exquilvely drawn and en- ihe various climates and provinces of graved that it becomes a fac simile of this valt empire, cannot fail of being the metropolis, and conveys to every extremely interesting, not to the geugpart of the world the most corrcct idcas rapher only, but also to the philolo. of all those scenes which appertain in a pher and the statesman.

NEWSPAPERS.

RUSSIA.

The progress that has already been

ORDINATIONS. made in the establishment of semina- In New York, on Friday, Aug. 2d. ries for education throughout Ruffia, in the Rev. Asa EATON, of Christ's Church the few years of the present Emperor's Boston, was ordained priest, by the Rt.

reign, may be judged of by the last re- Rev. Benjamin Moore, Bishop of that 1 pore to the minister of publick instruc- State.

tion. From this it appears that the At Gloucester, on Wednesday, Aug. lihools amount to four hundred and 7th, the Rev. PEREZ LINCOLN, to the ninety four, the teachers ir. these to one pastoral charge of the first parish in that chorfand four hundred and twenty five, town. The performances were asignsad the pupils to thirty three thousand ed to the following gentlemen, viz. the four hundred and eighty four. The introductory Prayer by the Rev. Jacob maintenance of theie seminaries colts Flint, of Cohafíet ; the Sermon by the annually about 1,727,732 rubles, or Rev. Peter Whitney, of Quincy. Text 215,9661. sterling. These seminaries Rev. ii. 10. “ Be tbou faithful unto death, are exclusive of various civil and milita- and I will give thee a crown of life.iy academies, as well as all seminaries The Confecrating Prayer by the Rev. for the education of all females. A va- John Allyne of Duxbury: the Charge riety of institutions of a similar fort are by the Rev. Dr. Cutler, of Hamilton ; at present establithing in the arious the Right Hand of Fel owship by the prorinces.

Rev. Abiel Abbot, of Bevery; and the The fums disbursed in the year 1804, concluding Prayer, by the Rev. N. B. from the royal treasury of Rullia, for Whitney, of Hingham. the support of places of publick in. The following was the order of perstruction amounted to 268,650l. beside

formances at the ordination of the 8,3631. sterling, given by government Rev. Samuel WALKER, at Danvers, to establish an university at Charkow. Aug. 14. Introductory Prayer, by Private individuals emulate the gov- Rev. Dr. Morse, of Charlestown; Ser. ernment in their benefactions for the mon from Jer. xxiii. 28. The propbet that promotion of publick instruction. Coun- bath a dream, let bim tell a dream; and be fellur Sudienkow has given 40,000 that hath my word, let him speak my word rubles for the erection of schools in faithfully ; wbat is the chaff to the wbeat? Little Rullia. The nobility of Podalia faith the Lord, by Rev. Mr. Spring, have contributed 65,0co rubles to found Newburyport; Ordaining Prayer by a military schol in that province. A Rev. Dr. Cutler, Hami ton; Charge, by number of fimiliar donations for the Rev. Mr. Hopkins, Salem; Fellow thip fame purpose have been made in vari- of the Churches, by Rev. Mr. Wadia çus parts of the empire.

worth, Danvers; Concluding Prayer, by Rev. Mr. Worcester, Salem.

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List of new publications.

Sermons of John Baptist Masillon, try, are impartially described. 'To and Louis Bourdaloue, iwo celebrated which is added an appendix, containing French preachers. Also a spiritual pare a description of the military lands. By aphrase of some of the plaims, in the Robert Munro. New York, 1805. form of devout mcditations and prayers. Nature Displayed in her mode of By J. B. Mastillon. Tranilated hy Rev. teaching language to man ; or a new Abel Flint, Pastor of a church in Hart- and infallible inethod of acquiring a ford. Published by Lincoln and Glea- language in the thortest time possible, lon, Hartford, i vol. 8vo.

deduced from the analysis of the human A Descr ption of the Genesee country mind, and consequently suited to every in the state of New York, in which the capacity. Adapied to the French. By fituation, dimenfions, civil divisions, N. G. Dufief, of Philadelphia. Thomas foil, minerals, produce, lakes and rivers, L. Plowman, Philadelphia. 1804. curiofiiies, climate, navigation, trade and An Oration, delivered at Byfield, Jumanufactures, population, and other in- ly 4, 1805, before the first regiment in peresting matters relative to that coun. the second brigade of the second divi

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hon of militia in the Commonwealth. of Charlestown; by Aaron Hall PutBy Elijah Parish, A. M. Joshua Cuth

Charlestown. Etheridge. ing, Salem. 1805.

No. II. of the Monthly Register, and An Oration, pronounced July 4, 1805, Review of the United States. Charlesat the request of the federal republicans town, S.C. C. M. Bounetheau.

Dbituary.

At Sunderiand, Eng. Dr. Paley. ed. In 1766, he married a lady who This very respectab.e pillar of the survives him. By her he had two very church, and ornament of iterature, was amiable and promising sons, whose ear. archdeacon of Carlisle, subdean of Lin- ly deaths seemed to have haftened the co'n, and rector of Bishop Wearmouth. fond parent to "the house appointed His works on religion and mora's are for all the living” In the year 1770, much admired for learning, precision, he received his degree of 1.L.D. from and e'egance.

King's college, Aberdeen. In 1771, he In Scotland, Aug 1803, James BEAT- visited London, and formed an acquaini. TIE, L. L. D. Professor of Moral Philof- ance with the most eminent literary ophy and Legick, Aberdeen. The fol- characters then in the metropo is. In lowing sketch is abridged from Bower's 1773, he enjoyed the honour of publick Life of Dr. Beattie.

and private audiences with their majesDr. B. was born at Laurencekirk, ties, and obtained a pension from the county of Kincardine, in Scot and, on king. Dr. B. ever after expressed his the 5th of November, 1735. His father admiration of the general know.edge, was a farmer, a man of good sense, and which their majesties discovered of every poffefling a ta'ent for poetry. He died topick upon which they conversed. And when Mr. B. was on y 7 years of age. when Dr. B. was retiring and thanking Yet he found a second parent in an e- the king for the honour conferred upder brother, who p.id the utmost atten- on him, he rep.ied, “I think I could tion to his education. He had a good do no ess for a man who has done so schoolmaster in his native vi lage, whom much service to the nation in geneheeft in his fifteenth year to go to Ab- ra', and to the cause of truth. I shall erdeen. He entered as a burser in Mar- a ways be g ad of an opportunity to ifcha co ege : and after spending the Thew' the good opinion I have of you." usua time of four years, took his degree The maiter and the manner of this of M. A. He then spent five years at instance of literary patronage were certhe vil age of Jordoun near his native tain y a'ike creditable to the donor and place, as a teacher of a schoo'. He next the recipient. During the latter part of became a teacher in the grammar school his ife, Dr. B. withdrew from Socie. in Aberdeen for two years; and in the ty, and funk gradual y into a state of year 1760 was appointed professor of languor and insensibi'ity till August Marischal co lege in that city. This

1803, when he expired. situation he enjoyed till his death. In At Gloucester, John GIBAUT, Colec1961, his first volume of poems appear. tor of that port, aged 38.

Poetry

Lxtract from a Prem on the LAST DAY, by

MICHAEL BRUCE. Omitted in his works. NOW, vain is greatness! as the morning clouds, That, rising, promis'd rain ; condensed they

stand; ill. touch'l by winds, they vanish into The fariner mourra ; so mourns the hapless

weich, Wło, cast by fortunerom some envy'd height, Finds sought within him to support his fall.

High as l'iz hope hal raised him, low he siak
B-low his fate, in confortless deepir.
Who would not laugh at an a't-impe to build
A lasting structure oi the rapid strean
Of foaining Tygris ? the foundations lail
Upon the say surface ; such the hopes
of him whose views are bounded by this world:
Immur'd in his own labour'd work, he dreans
Himself secure; when, ca a sudden, doun,
Torn from its sandy ground, the fabrick falls,

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He starts, and waking, finds himself unglone, But soon the tempest bo wis behind,
Not so the man who on religion's base

And the dark night descends.
His hope and virtue builds. Firm on the rock

Before its splendid hour the cloud of agis his foundation laid, remains

Comes o'er the beam of light; Above the frowns of fortune or her smiles,

A pilgrim in a weary land, In every varying state of life, the same.

Man tarrics but a night. Nought fears he from the world, and nothing hopes.

Behold! sad emblem of thy state, Vitb onass aming courage, inward strength The flowers that paint the field; ladi'd; resign'd to Heaven, be leads a life Or trees that crown the mountain's bron, Superior to the common herd of men,

And boughs and blossoms yield. Whtse joys, connected with the changeful flood

When chill the blast of winter blows, O fille fortune, ebb and fow with it. Nor is religion a chimera : Sure

Away the summer flies,

The flowers resign their sunny robes, 'Tis something real. Virtue cannot live,

And all their beauty dies.
Divided from it. As a severed branch,
It wishers, pines and dics. Who loves not GOD, Nipe by the year the forest fades;
That made him, and preserv'd, nay more re- And shaking to the wind,
deem'd

The leaves toss to and fro, and streak
Is dangerons. Can ever gratitude

The wilderness be ind. ind him who spurns at these most sacred ties?

The winter past, reviving flowers Say, can be, in the silent scenes of life

Anew shall paint the plain, Ee sociable? Can he be a friend?

The woods shall hear the voice of spring, At best, he must but feign. The worst of brutes And flourish green again. An atheist is ; for beasts acknowledge GOD.

But man departs this earthly scene,
The lion, with the terrors of his mouth,

Ah! never to return !
Pays bonage to his Maker; the grin wolf,
At midnight, howling, seeks his meat from

No second spring shall e'er revive

The ashes of the arn.
GOD.

Th’inexorable doors of death,
TH Z PRAYER OF JACOB.

What hand can e'er unfoid?

Who from the cearments of the tomb
A Hymn from LOGAN.

Can raise the human mould?
OCOD of Abraham! by whose hand
Thy people still are fed ;

The days, the years, the ages, dark
Fb:s, through this weary pilgrimage,

Descending down to night, Hast all our fathers led.

Can never, n ver be redeem'd v rows, our prayers, we now present

Back to the gates of light.Hefore thy throne of grace ;

So man departs the living scene, GAD of our fathers, be the GOD

To night's perpetual glooin; of their succeeding race.

The voice of morning we'er shall break Through each perplexing path of life

The slumbers of the tomb. Our wandering footsteps guide,

Where are our fathers! whither gone Cive us by day our daily bread,

The mighty men of old ? and raiment fit provide !

« The patriarchs, prophets, princes, kingu Ospread thy covering wings around,

“ in sacred books enroll's ? Till all oor wanderings cease ;

" Gone to the resting place of man And at car Father's lov'd abode

“ The everlasting home, Ou feet arrive in peace!

“ Where ages pust have gone before, Sio with the humble voice of prayer,

" Where future ages come." Thy mercy we implore ;

Thus nature pour'd the wail of woe, Tin with the grateful voice of praise

And urg'd her earuest cry ; Tay goo Iness we'll adore.

Her voice in agony extreme

Ascended to the sky. THE COMPLAINT OF NATURE.

'Th' Almighty he ard : Then from his throne Abride'! from LOGAN.

In majesty He rose ; FEW are thy days and full of woe,

And from the Heaven, that open'd wide, U man of woman born !

His voice in mercy flows.
My doom is written, dust thou art,
And shalt to dust return.

« When mortal man resigns his breath,

And falls a clod of clay, alu! tbe little day of life

“ The soul immortal wings it's fight, Is shorter than a span ;

“ To bever setting day." Veenl.ck with thousand hidden ills To miserable man.

« Prepar'd of old for wicked men

“ The bed of torment lies; Gav is t'ay morning, Hattering hope

" The just shall enter into bliss Tby sprightly step attends ;

" Immortal in the skies,".

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