Imatges de pÓgina

MR. KICHERER, THE CELEBRATED On the 30th of May, 1805, the an

MISSIONARY TO SOUTH AFRICA. nual general meeting of the Charity

This distinguished servant of God Schools in London took place in St. appears to have been prepared in a Paul's Cathedral. The number of peculiar manner for missionary la. children was upwards of 6000, be. bours. At an early period of life, he sides whom 7000 persons were suphappened to read Cook's Voyages: posed to be present. The spectacle his mind was then led to contemplate was grand, and highly gratifying to the miserable condition of the human every benevolent mind. A sermon race sitting in the region and shadow was preached on the occasion by the of death. His soul longed for their Bishop of Bristol. Christian Obsero. salvation; and he eagerly desired, if possible, to be instrumental to that end, But he had no conception of any means whereby this could be accomplished, We have learned with real satis. nor did he know there was a mission. faction, that the venerable Bishop of ary in the world. For many years, London has interfered to prevent the however, the ardent desire of evangel. continuance of those subscription izing the heathen dwelt on his mind. concerts, which have been performed At length, the Missionary Society was at the houses of differept noblemen, formed ; when being one afternoon to the disgrace of a Christian counat the house of a friend, a Dutch min. try, on a Sunday. His Lordship's reister first informed him that British monstrances, it is hoped, will be effec. Christians were devising means to tual, without the necessity of resortsend the gospel to the heathen. It is ing to legal measures. If not, we impossible to express the joy afforded are assured that he will be deterred him by this intelligence. From this by no considerations of rank and inmoment Mr. Kicherer exulted in the fluence from pursuing the path of his hope, that he should one day gratify duty, by suppressing these outrages the dearest wish of his heart, in be. on public decency, and bringing decoming the messenger of Jesus to the linquents to justice. His Lordship benighted world. Application was has succeeded in preventing the entersoon made to the society, and he was tainments at the opera from encroachaccepted as one of their missionaries. ing, as had been the practice, on the Relig. Mon. Sunday morning.


Literary Intelligence.


and is actually distributed in the ANOTHER building has been clear Mediterranean, by the numerous ed from the ashes which buried the channels of which our naval superior. city of Pompeii, in the year of Christ ity gives us the command. It is said 79. Vases, coins, musical instru- to be perused with avidity, not only ments, and several fresco paintings, in the Grecian islands, but on the have been found in good preserva

coast of Asia Minor, and in the retion.

gencies on the coast of Africa. This At the town of Fiesole, near Flor- is an efficacious means of increasing ence, a beautiful amphitheatre has the importance of our occupation been discovered, and the greatest of Malta. The illumination of a part of it cleared from the rubbish. free press judiciously directed, may It is supposed capable of containing operate powerfully in dissipating the at least thirty thousand persons. mists of error and deception, which

have enveloped the wide horizon of

the Mediterranean. The Italian lanA WEEKLY paper, in Italian, has guage is the common medium of in. been some time printed at Malta ; tercourse round that sea, and this ex. Vol. I. No. 7.





tensive range is placed completely “ The present times are peculiarly within our influence, so long as we distinguished for the necessity of possess Malta.

Christ. Observ. calling the minds of Christians in

general, and of the world at large, to

the genuine dictates of the standard The Tylerian Society has decreed of truth. We have seen the plainest the gold medal to Jacob Hafner of passages of Holy Writ wrested from Amsterdam for his prize essay on

their evident import; and passages the following question : “What has confessedly difficult, have been triumbeen the influence of missions in dif. phantly adduced as demonstrations of fusing Christianity during the two folly and imposture ; without inquirlast centuries, and what may be ex. ing whether accurate information pected from the Missionary Societies might not render them clear and ea. now existing ?”

sy. Influenced by these, and by other considerations, of which the public

cannot be ignorant, and desirous of GERMANY A new Academy of Sciences hins vindicating truth, and promoting piety been founded at Munich, under the

and knowledge, the editors presume

to think they could not have rendered direction of Count RuMFORD, who has been named its President. To

more acceptable service to the this, Sommering, and other men of interests of religion, than by reprintlearning, have been appointed with ing a work of established reputation,

in which, from the nature and form of handsome salaries. A large observatory has been built , and furnished in it, any article that can be desired may

be instantly found in its proper place, a very complete manner.

satisfactorily explained in a simple and perspicuous manner.

“ This work is the production of MR. Arthur YOUNG is arrived at thirty years professedly devoted to it; Petersburgh, on a statistical journey it has ever been esteemed a complete through the Russian empire, in which library of scripture knowledge. It he purposes to employ twelve months.


has been translated into most lan. He has been received with the re.

guages, French, English, German, spect due to his pursuits and his Dutch, Spanish, &c. Its authority character.

has always stood very high ; not a From the last report to the minis.

commentator of repute has appeared ter of public instruction, it appears since the publication of it, who has that the schools throughout the em. not either quoted from it, or appealed pire amount to 494, the teachers to

to it. No library has ever been deem1425, and the pupils to 33,484. The ed complete without it: but its usemaintenance of these seminaries fulness is not confined to the learned, amounts to 1,727,732 roubles of 215,

or to the library; it is calculated for 9661. sterling. These seminaries are the service of all who wish to “ give exclusive of various civil and military

a reason for the hope that is in them," academies, as well as of all female or who wish to understand, for them. schools. Private individuals emulate selves, that sacred volume on which the government in their benefactions

thev build their faith. for the promotion of public instruc- si This celebrated dictionary we tion. Counsellor Sudienkow has giv. have printed in quarto, as & more en 40,000 roubles for the erection of eligible size than folio; we have schools in Little Russia. The nobil

accommodated it to English readers, ity of Podolia have contributed by our mode of publication, by 65,000 roubles to found a military arrangement, &c. and, to render it school in that province. A number complete, we hare annexed one of the of similar donations have been made in various parts of the empire.

most entertaining, as well as instructive works, which hare issued from the

English press; forming an assemblage Mr. C. TAYLOR, of London, has of the most curious and pertinent er. publishell an improved quarto edition tracts from voyages and travels into of Calmer's dictionary of the Holy the east, which illustrate an infinity of Bible. The following is his address scripture peculiarities and incidents, iu the public:

by the same customs, manners, and

ideas, which are maintained in the sketch, and a portrait of some distin east at this very time; with Plates, guished American character. We Maps, c. &c. from the best wish the POLYANTHU-s may be found authorities."

among the “prize flowers," possess.

ing the requisite properties for admis, Mr. Joseph T. BUCKINGHAM, sion into the collections of men of of Boston, intends publishing, in taste, virtue and science, monthly numbers, (the first appears Jan. 1806) a work called the Po. We are happy to learn that different LYANTHOS.* Its aim is “to please booksellers in England and Scotland, the learned and enlighten the igno- are publishing the whole works of the rant ; to allure the idle from fully, and following eminem divines, viz. Bishop confirm the timid in virtue.” Lach Hall, Archbishop Leighton, Dr. number is to contain a biographical Watts, Dr. Doddridge, and the late

President Edwards. Also the moral * THe think this should be Polyant hus. and religious works of Sir Matthew See Encyclopedia.


List of New Publications,

LETTERS from Europe, during a ries, &c. of persons, places, and natu. tour through Switzerland and Italy, ral productions mentioned in scripin the years 1801 and 1802, written by ture ; the antiquities, buildings, coins, a native of Pennsylvania. In two vol. habits, laws, customs, and peculiarumes. Philadelphia. A. Bartram. ities of the Jews, and other eastern

Hymns and spiritual songs, for nations : with chronological tables, the use of Christians. Seventh edi. calendar, &c. &c. to which are added tion, revised, corrected, and en. entirely new illustrations of scripture larged; containing, in addition to incidents and expressions, selected those heretofore published, a copious from the accounts of the most authen. selection from the best modern all- tic historians, travellers, &c. contain. thors, and several original hymns, ing many incidents and observations Baltimore. Samuel Butler and War. extremely interesting, and highly en. ner Hanna.

tertaining Illustrated by numerous The flowers of fancy, or poetical plates of views, maps, plans, dresses, Wreath ; carefully selected from the &c. This work may be had in sixtybest authors. Baltimore. J. W. Butler. four numbers, at 1s. a number, or in

The stranger in France; or, a tour twenty-one parts, on fine paper. from Devonshire to Paris. By John C. Taylor. London. Cart, Esq. Baltimore. G. Hill. Supplement to Calmet's dictionary

A short account of the life and of the Holy Bible; containing words, death of the Rev. John Lee, a Metli- &c. omitted in the dictionary, and odist minister, in the United States further remarks, &c. in continuation of America. By Jesse Lee. Balti- of the fragments. C. Taylor. London, more. John West Butler.

Scripture illustrated by engravings; A compendious system of geogra- referring to natural science, customs, phy, as connected with astronomy, manners, &c. of the cast, with disserand illustrated by the use of the tations, and an expository index of globes, with an appendix. By the passages in the Bible, which are caRev. Thomas Ross, a. M. senior min. pable of illustration by the knowledge ister of the Scotch church in Rotter- of nature. In eight parts, price five dam. Edinburgh. 1804. 780 pages shillings each. C. Taylor. London. 8vo. This is a judicious and val. uable work, neatly printed on wove paper, with maps engraved by the Pope's Homer's Iliad, in two vols. first artists, and coloured.

fine demy, 18mo. Boston. E. Cotton. Calmet's Dictionary of the Holy The Sabbath, a poem, an elegant Bible ; explaining the names, histo. edition. Boston. D. and J. West.


A companion to the holy Bible; at the same time what idots the Israbeing Dr. Wells's historical geogra- elites were seduced to worship, and phy of scripture, revised, corrected what opponents the Christian religion and improved ; with geographical ex- had to overthrow at its first promulgacursions, intended to ascertain certain tion. Of this work there will be two facts of importance. Accompanied editions : one on common paper, in by maps, plans, views, medals, and shilling numbers, crown octavo, pockother plates suitable to the subject, et size ; published monthly; will be and illustrative of the religion, and complete in two vols. Another on incidental peculiarities of places men. fine paper, in five shilling parts, de. tioned in scripture. Of the maps of my quarto, each containing three this work, some are outlines repre- shilling numbers ; published every senting the ancient state of various three months; will be complete in parts; others are finished, represent- one volume.--The second part of this ing the same countries in their mod companion will contain the history of ern state.-Many of the plates will be the sacred books, the lives of the taken from medals of the cities re- writers, remarks on their styles of ferred to, from whence their deities composition, &c, C. Taylor. Lon. may be ascertained ; which will shew don.


A Memoir of the Rev. YONAS as well as the sheep. His public dis. the port bill, sixteen or twenty cords As an affectionate, exemplary mother, of wood were said to have been sent as a faithful friend, and, most of all, on one day, to their relief, from as a follower of Christ, she deserves Lexington, as a donation from the the remembrance of her surviving ac. minister, or from the people through quaintance. By her fruits she shew. his influence. Whether the Britished herself a child of God. The pleastroops became acquainted with this ing hope, which is entertained of her circumstance or not, it is certain, that eternal welfare, is not grounded mere. the first blood which they afterward ly on that fairness of character and shed was that of the Lexington peo- that amiable deportment, which gainple. At the dawn of day, on the 19th ed the esteem of all who knew her ; of April following, the heart of the nor on the seriousness of her last days pastor was wrung with anguish at the and hours ; but a cordial regard to je. sight of his beloved parishioners, not sus Christ and the truths of his gospel, many rods distant from his door, most which uniformly appeared in her life. cruelly murdered, through the mere She loved the habitation of God's insolence and wanton pride of an arm- house, and was, even to old age, a ed force. During the continuance of pattern of constancy in attending pub. the war, which then commenced, the lic worship. Her religion conspired anniversary of this outrage upon hu- with her natural temper to render her manity was religiously observed by cheerful ; but her cheerfulness was him and his people.

CLARK, whose death has been al. courses consisted, not of learned disready announced.

cussions on speculative or metaphysicHe was born at Newton, on the 25th al subjects, nor yet of dry lectures on of December, 1730, graduated at the heathen morality ; but of the most inneighbouring University in 1752, and teresting truths of the gospel, well ar. on the fifth of November, 1755, suc- ranged for the edification of his hearceeded the aged and venerable Han- ers; and they were delivered, not in COCK, in the pastoral care of the a formal, heartless manner, but with church and congregation in Lexing- uncommon energy and zeal. He al. ton. Here, through the course of 50 lived in a good measure, as he half a century, he approved himself preached. He was incapable of wishan able and faithful minister of the

ing to be himself exempted from those New Testament. Receiving the restrictions and self-denials, which he charge of a people, long accustomed inculcated upon others. Far from esto gospel order, he was landably am. teeming Christ's yoke to be leavy, he bitious to lead them on in the good old always appeared to bear it with de. paths, trodden by our pious ancestors. light. He regarded the usages which had In his pastoral visits and in the prerailed during the ministry of his whole of his social intercourse among predecessor, ás models for his own. his people, no minister could be more Indeed the mantle of the ascended tender and sympathizing, or take a prophet apparently rested on his suic- deeper interest in whatever concerned cessor. The spirit of primitive Chris. either their present or future well-be. tianity displayed through the long lite ing. “He was gentle among them, of the former, was exhibited afresh in as a nurse cherisheth her children.” that of the latter. Mr. Clark was His attachment to them was nat. wholly devoted to the duties of his sa. urally connected with an high degree cred calling, and by reading, medita- of patriotism. In the times preced. tion and prayer, became mighty in the ing the American revolution, he was scriptures, rightly dividing them, giv- not behind any of his brethren in giv. ing to every one their portion in due ing his influence on the side of his season, supplying milk for babes, and country, in opposition to its oppres. strong meat for those of full stature ; sors. While the distressed inhabifeeding, with equal care, the lambs tants of Boston were suffering under

not levity. She had little confidence in As his circumstances were never her own piety. The hope she enteraffluent, and he had a numerous fam- tained of her final acceptance was comily of ten children to educate, it was monly a trembling hope. But this did matter of admiration how he found not prevent her joy in God. She often means for his works of charity and expressed a penitent sense of her sins, for the practice of hospitality to so of the weakness of her faith, and of great an extent. His doors were open her great distance from that perfec. to laymen and strangers, as well as to tion, after which her soul aspired, his brethren and to candidates for the The amiable glory of Christ excited ministry. So generally did the latter, her love. Though she was conscious allured by his known disposition to en. of total unworthiness, the fulness of his courage them, seek his acquaintance, atonement encouraged her hope : that he was, of course, during the lat. while the promise of his Spirit animat. ter years of his life, very frequently ed her endeavours and prayers. The solicited to assist at their ordination. peculiar discoveries of the gospel Perhaps there is not another minister gained not only the assent of her un. in the State, who has so often adminis. derstanding, but the tenderest affectered the charge on such occasions. tion of her heart. To the last she was

He continued the performance of favoured with a remarkable degree of parochial duties until within a few mental vigour, and was enabled, a weeks of his death. Visiting him short time before she expired, to adafter his confinement, the writer of dress to her children and grandchild. this article was pleased and edified in ren such pious counsel, as was dictat, witnessing the calmness and compo. ed by the dying scene. They had sure with which he supported the comfort in her life, and are not withprospect before him, and spoke of his out comfort in her death. But praiso approaching dissolution. Mark the is not due to mortals. Let us cherish perfect man, and behold the upright, for that lovely bumility, which she often the end of that man is peace.

expressed, and ascribe all her com. At Braintree, EBENEZER C. Thay. fort and usefulness here, and all the ZR, aged 30; a respectable physician. blessedness we hope she will enjoy

At Amherst, on the 14th inst. the hereafter, to THE GRACE OF Gop. Hon. Simeon STRONG, one of the

Off Cadiz., October 19, Lord Vis, Judges of the Supreme Judicial count Nelson, a celebrated British Court of this Commonwealth, in his admiral, killed in a battle between a

British and a combined French and AT Newbury, December 10, the Spanish ficet, in which the former widow SARAH NEWELL, aged 83.

were victorious.

Foth year.

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