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In England, May 6, WILLIAM Pet. June 19th, Mr. George TUCKER, of TY, Marquis of Lansdown, Earl Wy. Milton, aged 56, in attempting to place combe, Viscount Calne, Baron Wy- himself on the tong le of a waggon, he combe, in England, Earl of Shelburne, was driving through Roxbury, acci. (the title he used be known by in dentally fell before the wheels, which America) Viscount Fitzmaurice, Baron passed over his body, and instantly ter. Dunkerson, in Ireland, Knight of the minated his life. Garter, and a General of the Army, In Portsmouth, June 8th, Mrs. Ma. aged 69. He filled a large space in so- RY, the amiable consort of the Rev. Dr. ciety as a statesman, an orator, an ac- BUCKMINSTER, aged 39. She was in complished gentleman, a liberal patron the enjoyment of her usual health about of the arts, and a most amiable man in three hours previous to her death. private life.
In Mifflin county, (Penn.) the Rev. At Paris, M.FRANCISTANoise,clerk Mr. Logan. The manner of his death in the French treasury, aged 88. He was remarkable : For a considerable left behind him no less than ten widows, time he had been ailing, but was still though he was a bachelor until 1792. able to officiate in the pastoral office, In his will he declares he never intend. On the 19th ultimo, he went to church ed to marry, had not the National Con- as usual, performed divine service, and vention passed the law for easy divor immediately afterward sunk down in ces. He leaves to each of his widows the pulpit, and expired. an annuity of 200 livres (501.) as he says At New Haven, (Con.) Mr. ELISHA they were all equally dear to him. Not Arwood, by the bursting of an overone of them is yet thirty years of age. charged musket, a piece of the barrel
In Russia, March 20, the Right Rev. passing through his head. Father GABRIEL GRUBER, General In Boston, the 15th inst. Mr. Thom. of the Society of Jesuits.
AS BALdwin, jun. aged21, the only son In Berlin, Feb. 25, FREDERIQUE of the Rev. Dr. Baldwin. He was asLOUISA Queen of Prussia, of the House sistant instructor in one of the publick of Hesse d'Armstadt, and widow of schools in this town, in which situation Frederick William II .King of Prussia, he gave general satisfaction. Open in born Oct. 16, 1751, aged 54.
his deportment, he possessed a mind In Jamaica, Mrs. Mills, aged 118; truly generous, and a heart void of deshe was followed to the grave by 295 ceit. He bore a formidable operation of her children, great grand children, and most affictive disease with manly and great great grand children, sixty of fortitude, and met the last enemy with whom named Ebanks, belong to the re- that firmness and resignation, which giment of militia for St. Elizabeth's par- consoles the bereaved parents and ish. For 97 years she practised mid- friends, and leaves them to sorrow, wifery, during which period it is stated not as those without hope. that she ushered 143,000 persons into Drowned, on Saturday afternoon, the world ! She retained her senses to June 29, in the outer harbour, Mr. the last, and followed her business till GEORGE SPRAGUE, of Boston ; he was within two days of her death.
on a party of pleasure with a number of At Brandon, (Ver.) of the Scarlet Fe. his friends, and was unfortunately ver, alias CankerRash, onthe2d of 21ay, knocked overboard by the shifting of MATILDA Harris, aged 10 years. On the boom. He was a young man of the4th, NABBY HARRIS, in the 17thyear most amiable character. of her age. On the 9th, LUCINDA HAR- In Cambridge, on Friday evening RIS, in the 14th year of her age. On the last, JACOB SHEAFE WILLARD), aged 21st, OTIS HARRIS, aged 19; children 17, son of the late President Willard, of Mr. Nathaniel Harris, of that town. and student at the University. The parents of the deceased appear to In Boston, suddenly, Miss Ann G. endure these afflicting dispensations of HINCKLEY, aged 20.--Miss HANNAH divine Providence, with the meekness FENNO, aged 46. and fortitude of Christians. In July, At Weston, July 25th, Mr. PHINE1803, they buried two daughters who WAS UPHAM, aged 37. died of the dysentery.
ON READING THE LIFE OF COWPER.
I AM the Lord thy God, serve only me,
Before no idols impious bend the knee :
Use not my name in trifles or in jest ; And dead to all those phantom forms of bliss, Dare not profane my sacred day of rest; Which once awoke this soul to keen delight ; E'er to thy parents due obedience pay ; To nature's charms, to friendship’s sacred glow, Thy fellow creature, man, thou shalt not slay; And e'en to hope's delicious transports dead,
In no adult'rous commerce bear a part; What magic pow'r sball set the prisoner free,
From stealing keep with care thy hand and And give again forgotten ecstacies?
heart; Is it a dream, or do those favoured souls,
All false reports against thy neighbour hats, Who from high heaven inhale celestial light,
And ne'er indulge a wish for his estate. And beam benevolence on meaner worms,
Europ. Mag Is it a dream, or do they round my home, This little book obscure, diffuse their beams. LINES from Cowper's CONVERSATION," Steal the corn heart once more from Mis'ry's
applied to the Character of the late SAMUEL
STENNETT, D.D. grasp And bid it rise and glow with Virtue's fire ?
ORhave seen (nor hope perhaps in vain,
E'er life go down to see such sights again)
A veteran warrior in the christian field,
Who never saw the sword he could not wield Refinement, tenderness, benevolence,
Grave without dulness, learned without pride, And with a charm ineffable, unfolds
Exact, yet not precise, though neck, keen ey'd; All that is excellent in human kind.
A man that would have foil'd at their own play I thank thee, Heaven, that earth is not so poor,
A dozen would-be's of the modern day : A3 once I deem'd it ; that there still is left,
Who, when occasion justificd its use, Who taste of friendship's hallow'd mysteries,
Had qvit as bright as ready to produce; Who fill domestick life with peace and love,
Could fetch from records of an earlier age, Who carry on celestial intercourse,
Or from philosophy's enlighten'd page,
His rich materials; and regale your car And who by virtue's animating aid,
With strains, it was a privilege to hear. Make life's uneven path“ a downy road;" Yet, above ALL, his luxury supreme, And though there comes an hour, an awful hour,
And his chief glory, was the GOSPEL theme When Mary's soothing voice is heard no more,
There he was copious as old Greece or Rome And Cowper's throbbing spirit sinks to rest, His happy eloquence seem'd there at home. Translated, where the just made perfect, dwells Ambitious, not to shine, or to excel, Live, rise, and reign for ever ; and when night But to treat jastly what he lov'd so well. Veils Earth's mysterious miseries from my
Christian Observer, view, I see their sainted forms, hear their soft hymns, HYMN SACRED TO TRUTH. And fain would dream, that me, such inter
HAIL, Sacred Truth! whose piercing rays course
Dispel the shades of night, Deny'd below, they beckon to their rest !
Diffusing o'er the mental world
The healing beams of light.
Till THOU appear, the wounded soul,
In agonizing pain, light, Long, long untasted, o'er an ardent mind,
The way of peace incessant seeks, To thee is higher bliss, or much I err,
But finds her efforts vain. Than to bestow on them another rose,
Philosophy, and Moral Sense, Whose path already, fate has strew'd with With their cficioix pride, flowers.
Conduct to labyrinths of woe
Withdraws our wand'ring feet,
Converts the sorrows of the anius
The banner of thy cross display,
Dear signal of thy love :
Tin ev'ry tongue confess thy swar, 11. Mas
And ev'ry heart aprove, E.Me
TO CORRESPONDENTS. Z has our thanks for his seasonable remarks “ On the neglect of the Old Divines.” A continuance of his correspondence is requested.
The friend who sent us the interesting account of Professor FRANK, will perceive that his communication was acceptable, by its prompt insertion.
Amicus Philo is informed, that his wishes have heen anticipated in part. The Editors have received from Philo, No. I. of“ Observations and facts respecting the TRINITY," collected chiefly from the “Age of Revelation,” by Dr. Boudinott. We hope other correspondents, on a similar plan, will direct their attention to the doctrine of atonements, and of future rewards and punishments. Whatever different views christians may entertain on these great doctrines of our religion, none will object to having the foundations of our faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ, strengthened, by any arguments, which can be fairly deduced from heathen mythology, and ancient history.
Patmos, on “ The Wickedness of Skepticism,” shall have a place in our next number.
Christianus “on the accountability of men for their faith,” is receiv. ed. We thank him for his attention to this seasonable subject.
The lines by Filius were received too late for this number.
Reviews of Smith's Letters to BELSHAM; “ The Principles of Eloquence, by T. Knox;" “ The Scripture Catechism;" Dr. Buckminster's sermon at the Ordination of his Son, and of Burder's sermon on“ Lawful Amusements,” are on file, with several articles for the Biographical, Religious, and Literary Departments, for the next number.
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From the Christian Observer.
MEMOIRS OF MRS. LETITIA COCKBURN. Mrs. Letitia COCKBURN was life, or her affections : she was descended in the female line from therefore perfectly at ease in the the noble family of the Russels. course which she was pursuing. Losing her parents when young, But it pleased God, by means of the care of her education devolved fome afflictive dispenfations, to lead on an affectionate aunt; a woman
her to consider her ways more perof fine senfe, polished manners, and fectly, to perceive their vanity, and exemplary virtue. Whilst under by degrees to appreciate more juftthe age of twenty she was united ly her state and character before to an officer in the army; who, God, and to apply her heart to by distinguished merit in his pro- true wisdom.
After drinking feflion, attained to a high military deeply of the bitter cup of afflicrank. In this situation the was tion, she found that the world, led to mix with persons in the up with all its pleasures, was a miseper ranks of society, and to partake table comforter ; that her belt with the gaiety of youth, of the friend was her God and Saviour, pleasures and dilipation peculiar and her fafest counsellor the word to the fashionable world. But of his grace. Various events lead though placed in such unfavoura- ing her to a more private situation ble circumstances, she still discharg. in life, she was now less diverted ed, in a conscientious manner, from religious pursuits ; and to the duties of a wife and a mother. the utmost of her ability fhe emNor did her intercourse with the ployed herself in the exercise of pi. world make her forget the impor- ety, benevolence, and charity to tance of religion : the had been the poor. Indeed she was by nataught, whilst a child, to think of ture generous, kindly affectioned, religion with the highest reverence, and given to hospitality, though, and the impression remained after at the same time, her temper was she was grown up. She was in the halty, impetuous, and impatient constant habit of reading her Bible, of restraint. nor did the permit herself, at any It pleased God, in his great time, to neglect attendance on pub- goodness at this time, to introduce lick worship, or the exercise of pri- to her acquaintance several pervate devotion. She even persuad. fons, who “ knew the grace of ed herself that she loved God and God in truth,” and who did not kept his commandments; in short, thun to declare to her the whole that the fulfilled every demand counsel of God. Their friendly which religion had, either on her admonitions for some time seemed Vol. I. No. 3.
to be as feed buried in the earth ; ring the conversations which the but at length it produced fruit to frequently had with a pious cler. his glory. As she was returning gyman of the Church of England, from church on the 25th of May, who frequently visited her in her 1804, she was attacked with a illness, and who was made the a painful and dangerous disorder, instrument of great good to her and from that time the became ev- soul, when reminded by him of idently more alive than ever to the her loft estate by nature, and that great concerns of eternity. Deep- the atoning blood of Christ was ly convinced of the spirituality of the only foundation of her hopes, God's holy law, and of her own The constantly professed that she guilt in having violated it, she knew she was a linner, had no merplainly felt her awful situation as it of her own to plead, and that her a lost finner, and was led by the only hope was in the tender merSpirit of God to flee for refuge to cies of her Redeemer, who shed the hope set before her in the gos- his blood for the remission of sins. pel. Her disorder, though low Toward the latter end of Sepin its progress, was not to be over- tember her disorder had made such come: but to her own confolation, ravages, that hope was at an end, and the great joy of her friends, and about the lait ten days of her as her bodily Atrength declined, life she was confined wholly to her spiritual strength manifestly her bed. Frequently and most increased day by day. While dif- devoutly did the beseech God in. coursing with her beloved son, she his mergy, to bless her children would often say to him, “ I know and friends, and to forgive all who not to what cause to ascribe it, but had injured her, declaring that the I never felt such calm resignation herself most cordially forgave to the will of God, during any them. Such declarations The former illness, as I now do." made repeatedly and emphatically When she perceived his grief and before her participation of the fa. anxiety on her account, the sweetly crament of the Lord's Supper, in reproved him for it. Though in which solemn act of devotion her much pain she complained not ; fervid piety was highly edifying. and with little or no hope of re- The prayers of her pious friends covery she was perfectly calm, and had been repeatedly offered at the in her words and actions mild and throne of grace for divine support gentle as a lamb. Even when and confolation ; and both were much enfeebled, she was often now extended to her in a remark. heard to sing parts of the Magnif- able manner. Her foul appeared icat in a clear fine voice, particu- to be filled with a sense of her Sa. larly the words “My soul doth viour's love, and the seemed to magnify the Lord, and my spirit have a foretaste of the happiness hath rejoiced in God my Saviour," which awaited her in that better and during the sharpest paroxysms world to which she was fast ap. of pain the would often repeat, proaching. On the day before Glory be to God. At intervals her death, she suffered great pain, of ease the requested her dear and was very restless. On the daughter-in-law, whose attentions next day, which was her last, she were unremitted, to read to her appeared perfectly easy, with 2 the seven first, and the last stanza, placid smile in her countenance of the 139th Pfalm, N. V. Du- exprellive of the serenity that pre