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amination, amendment, or dis- It is therefore required, that continuance of the trustees at he most attentively and vigotheir discretion.

rously guard against the earliest It shall be ever considered, as irregularities ; that he frequentthe first and principal duty of ly delineate in their natural colthe master, to regulate the tem- 'ours the deformity and odiouspers, to enlarge the minds, and ness of vice, and the beauty and form the morals of the youth, amiableness of virtue ; that he committed to his care.

spare no pains to convince them There shall be taught in this of their numberless and indisseminary the English, Latin, pensable obligations to abhor and and Greek languages ; writing, avoid the former, and to love and arithmetic, music, and the art of practise the latter; of the sevspeaking ; also practical geome- eral great duties, they owe to try, logic, and geography, and God, their country, their parany other of the liberal arts and ents, their neighbours, and themsciences or languages, as oppor- selves ; that he critically and tunity and ability may hereafter constantly observe the variety of admit, and as the trustees shall their natural tempers, and solicitdirect.

ously endeavour to bring them The master is to give special under such discipline, as may attention to the health of the tend most effectually to promote scholars, and ever to urge the their own satisfaction and the importance of a habit of in- happiness of others ; that he eardustry. For these purposes it is ly inure them to contemplate the to be a part of his duty, to en- several connexions and various courage the scholars to perform scenes, incident to human life ; some manual labour, such as furnishing such general maxims gardening or the like ; so far, as of conduct, as may best enable is consistent with cleanliness and them to pass through all with the inclination of their parents ; ease, reputation and comfort. and the fruit of their labour shall And, whereas many of the be applied, at the discretion of students in this seminary may be the trustees, for procuring a li- devoted to the sacred work of brary, or in some other way in- the gospel ministry, that the creasing the usefulness of this true and fundamental principles seminary. But above all, it is of the Christian religion may be expected that the master's atten- cultivated, established, and pertion to the disposition of the petuated in the Christian church minde and morals of the youth

so far, as this institution may tinder his charge will exceed ev- have influence, it shall be the duery other care, well considering ty of the master, as the age and that, though goodness without capacities of the scholars will knowledge (as it respects others) admit, not only to instruct and is weak and feeble ; yet knowledgé establish thein in the truth of without goodness is dangerous; Christianity, but also early and and that both united form the no- diligently to inculcate upon them blest character, and lay the surest the great and important scripture foundation of usefulness to man- doctrines of the existence of kind.


Sox, and Holy Ghost; of the tion is the promotion of true fall of man, the depravity of hu- Piety and VIRTUE ; the second, man nature, the necessity of an instruction in the English, Latin, atonement, and of our being re- and Greek languages, together newed in the spirit of our minds'; with writing, arithmetic, music, the doctrines of repentance to- and the art of speaking ; the ward God, and of faith to-third, practical geometry, logic, ward our Lord Jesus Christ; and geography ; and the fourth, of sanctification by the Holy such other of the liberal arts and Spirit, and of justification by sciences, or languages, as oppor the free grace of God through tunity and ability may hereafter the redemption, that is in JESUS admit, and as the trustees shall Christ, in opposition to the er direct, and these regulations roneous and dangerous doctrine shall be read by the President at of justification by our own mer. the annual meetings of the trusit, or a dependence on self-right- tees. eousness, together with the oth- And we hereby reserve to ourer important doctrines and du- selves, during any part of our ties of our Holy Christian Relige natural lives, the full right jointion.

ly to make any special rules for And, whereas the most whole- the perpetual government of this some precepts without frequent institution, which shall be equal. repetition may prove ineffectual, ly binding on those, whom they it is farther required of the mas- may concern, with any clause in ter, that he not only urge and re- these regulations ; provided no urge, but continue from day to such rule shall be subversive of day to impress these instructions. the true design herein expressed. And let him ever remember that We also reserve to ourselves a the design of this institution can right jointly to appoint one pernever be answered without his son to succeed in the trust after persevering, incessant attention our decease or resignation, to to this duty.

whom shall be transferred the Protestants only shall ever be same right of appointment and concerned in the trust or instruc- to his successors in the said tion of this seminary.

trust forever. The election of all officers In witness whereof, we, the shall be by ballot only.

subscribers, have hereunto set This seminary shall be ever our hands and seals this twentyequally open to youth of requi- first day of April, in the year of site qualifications from every

our Lord one thousand seven quarter, provided that none be hundred and seventy eight. admitted till in common parlence Signed, sealed, and delivered, they can read English well, ex

&c. cepting such particular numbers

SAMUEL PHILLIPS, as the trustees may hereafter li


O A historical view of the prog. And, in order to prevent the ress, funds, and present state of this smallest perversion of the true institution, is respectfully requested intent of this foundation, it is for the Panoplist from some of the again declared, that the first and gentlemen connected with it, and who

are in possession of the proper docprincipal object of this institu- uments.




thy glorious presence, that makes

heaven to be itself. This is the ( From Halls Contemplations.)

privilege of thy children, that CREATION.

they here, seeing thee, (who art In this thine enlightened invisible) by the eye of faith, frame, how fitly, how wisely are have already begun that heaven, all the parts disposed ; that the which the perfect sight of thee method of the creation might an- shall make perfect above. swer the matter and the form both! Behold all purity above ;

PARADISE. below the dregs and lees of all. All that God made was good, The higher I go, the more per- and the Maker of them much fection ; each element superior more good; they good in their to other, not more in place than kinds, he good in himself. It dignity ; that by stairs of ascend- would not content him to know ing perfection, our thoughts God and his creatures, his curimight climb unto the top of all osity affected to know that which glory, and might know thine im- God never made, evil of sin, and perial heaven, no less glorious evil of death, which indeed himabove the visible, than those above self made, by desiring to know the earth. Oh! how miserable them ;. now we know evil well is the place of our pilgrimage, in enough, and smart with knowing respect of our home.

it. How dear hath this lesson Behold in this high and stately cost us, that in some cases it is building of thine, I see three better to be ignorant! and yet stages ; this lowest heaven for do the sons of Eve inherit this fowls, for vapours, for meteors; saucy appetite of their grandthe second, for the stars ; the mother ; how many thousand third, for thine angels and saints. souls miscarry with the preThe first is thine outward court, sumptuous affectation of forbidopen for all; the second is the den knowledge ! body of thy covered temple, O God, thou hast revealed wherein are those candles of more than we can know, enough heaven perpetually burning ; the to make us happy; teach me a third is thine holy of holies. In sober knowledge, and a contentthe first is tumult and vanity ; ed ignorance. in the second, immutability and

Paradise was made for man, rest; in the third, glory and yet there I see the serpent; blessedness. The first we feel, what marvel is it, if my corrupthe second we see, the third we tion find the serpent in my closbelieve. In these two lower is et, in my table, in my bed, when no felicity ; for neither fowls nor our holy parents found him in stars are happy. It is the third the midst of Paradise. No soonheaven alone, where thou, Obles- er he is entered, but he tempt. sed Trinity! enjoyest thyself, eth ; he can no more be idle, and thy glorified spirits enjoy than harmless.

I do not see thee. It is the manifestation of him at any otber tree; he knew

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there was no danger in the rest; all along prevailed among ChrisI see him at the tree forbidden. tians, it has been greatly kept How true a serpent he is in eve- under restraint. In every age, ry point! in his choice of the tree, however, it has subsisted, and, it in his assault of the woman, in is to be hoped, is at present his plausibleness of speech to warm and vigorous in the breasts avoid terror, in his question to of multitudes. In the whole of move doubt, in his reply to work his conduct, the great HOWARD distrust, in his protestation of shewed that he was animated by safety, in his suggestion to envy this sacred principle. Amongst and discontent, in his promise of the many circumstances that gain.

tnight be produced to prove this And if he were so cunning at fact, the following though the first, what shall we think of unnoticed by biographers, to him now, after so many thousand whom it was probably unknown, years experience ? Only thou, is not the least worthy of preserGod! and these angels, that see vation : thy face, are wiser than he. I do When on a visit to Glasgow, for not ask why, when he left his the purpose of viewing its prison goodness, thou didst not bereave & public institutions, some of his him of his skill? Still thou friends were pointing out to him wouldst have him an angel, the various places of worship bethough an evil one; and thou longing to the different denomiknowest hov to ordain his craft nations of Christians in that to thine own glory. I do not de- large and populous city ; lifting sire thee to abate of his subtility, up his hands he said, with deep but to make me wise ; let me emotion,“ May great grace, merbeg it, without presumption, cy and peace be on all them, that make me wiser than Adam; love our Lord Jesus Christ in even thine image, which he bore, sincerity.” made him not (through his own Reader, if ever thou art disweakness) wise enough to obey posed to repine at the divisions thee; thou offeredst him all that exist in the Christian world, fruits, and restrainedst but and at the smallness of the numone ; Satan offered him but one, bers in the denomination with and restrained not the rest. which tho art associated, copy When he chose rather to be at the spirit of St. Paul, Phil. i. Satan's feeding than thine, it was 18; think of the conduct of just with thee to turn him out of Howard, and go and do likewise. thy gates with a curse : why

Religious Monitor. shouldest thou feed a rebel at thine own board ?

It is with a Christian as with

the Sicilian vines.—“An old ANECDOTES,

proprietor, (says Swinburne)

informed me, that the strength HOWARD, THE PHILANTHROPIST. of the liquor depended on the

A TRULY catholic spirit is close pruning of the vine.” amiable wherever it appears.

Several reviews of new publiAmidst the contentions, which cations are on hand, but deferred to in a greater or less degree have give place to other matter.


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45 56

28 Worthington,

50 Extract from the report of the trustees of the Hampshire Missionary Society.

Total towns,

860 91 (Concluded from p. 275.)




28 Holy Bibles, in 1802, 72-1803, 24 Marcellus Creek,

10 -1804, 52-1805, 72–Total, 220.

Marcellus Lake, Tracts, of various kinds, in 1802, Tully,

12 1746—1803, 1441–1804, 2230–1805, Herkimer, 1648—Total, 7065.


Fabius upper settlements, Books remaining on hand for future use, viz.bound books, 586~pamphlets, Total, new settlements, 32 62 3574.

Names of Persons. Monies received for the funds of the Rev. Noah Atwater's (of

Hampshire Missionary Society for Westfield) legacy, 80 1805.

Charles P. Phelps, Esq.
Names of the Towns.

dols. cts.

12 Amherst, 1st par.

35 33 John Tappan, do. Amherst, 2d par.


Thaddeus Osgood, Methuen, 5 Ashfield,

17 90

On the profits of the sale of Belcherstown,

11 19

Doddridge's Rise, &c. 82 70 Charlemont,

19 60
On the sale of books,

3 831-2 Chesterfield,


Total from Female Associa.


278 881-7 Conway,

38 83 Deerfield, 28 66 Total receipts,


95 Easthampton,

13 Granby,

10 50 N. B. Several sums were received for Granville, middle par. 11

the funds of the society, after the report Granville, west par.


was drafted, from the charitable Greenfield,


female association and other donors, Hadley,

52 15

which could not be inserted, but will Hatfield,

69 81 be noticed in the next annual report. Hawley,

14 5

The Society have lately received Heath,

11 46

from William Phillips, Esq.of Boston, Leverett,


$50. Longmeadow,

40 Northampton,

57 Amount of expenditures of the Norwich,

2 Hampshire Missionary Society, be. Palmer,

9 76 tween Aug. meeting 1804, and do. Plainfield,


1805, viz. $963,281-2cts. Shelbune,

2 Southampton,

45 42 The Committee appoịnted by the Southwick,

4 50 Hampshire Missionary Society, at South-Hadley,

32 58 their meeting at Northampton, Aug. Springfield, 1st par,

32 99 1804, to examine into, and report to Sunderland,

55 65 the society, the state of the Treasurer's Westhampton,

35 19 accounts, beg leave to report as fol. Westfield,

21 60 low's : W. Springfield, 1st par, 43 20 Having examined the Treasurer's Whately,

16 15 books, find his accounts well youched



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