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A PHILOSOPHICAL Grammar of
the English Language. By Noah
Webster, Esq. New Haven.
Steele, & Co. for Brisban & Bannan,
New York.

1807.

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An oration delivered at Northamp. ton, July 4th, 1807, on the anniversary celebration of American Independence. By Jonathan H. Lyman. Northampton. T. M. Pomroy. 1807.

An oration, delivered at Salisbury, N. H. July 4th, 1807. By Ezekiel Webster. Concord. G. Hough. 1807. Doddridge's Family Expositor, Vol. II. Samuel Etheridge. Charles. town. 1807.

Rees' Cyclopædia, Vol. V. Part. I. S. Bradford. Philadelphia.

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Lectures on the Jewish Antiquities. By David Tappan, D. D. late Hollis Professor of Divinity in the University at Cambridge. 1 vol. 8vo. W. Hilliard and Lincoln & Edmands. 1807. Sermons on important subjects, viz. On Christian Zeal. On Brotherly Reproof. On secret Faults and presumptuous Sins. On the Love of God. On the Love of our Neighbour. Christian Charity. On the Vices of the Tongue. The Character of the Wise Man. On the Pleasures of Religion. The want of a practical Re. gard to Religious Truth, the Cause of dangerous speculative Errors. Naaman the Leper. On the Love of the World. On the Divine Preference of Mercy to Sacrifice. On Christian Hope. The Christian Pattern. Religious Joy explained and recommended.

On Prayer. The Spirit, Employment and Design of the Christian Ministry. The Benefits of Affliction. On the Duty and Advantages of Worshipping God. On Forgiveness. On the Connexion between denying the Son and denying the Father. Relig

ion the one Thing needful. By David Tappan, D. D. late Hollis Professor of Divinity in the University at Cambridge. To which is prefixed, Memoirs of the Life and Character of Dr. Tappan, and Dr. Holmes' Discourse at his funeral. 1 vol. 8vo. W. Hilliard and Lincoln & Edmands. 1807.

Burlamaqui on Natural and Politic Law. 2 vols. 8vo. Fifth edition, corrected. W. Hilliard, Cambridge.

Essays moral, economical, and political. By Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, and Lord High Chancellor of England. First American edition. Boston. Joseph Greenleaf. 1807.

The New Universal Letter Writer. By Rev. Thomas Cook. Boston. Joseph Greenleaf. 1807.

The Mourning Husband. A Discourse at the Funeral of Mrs. Thankful Church, late consort of the Rev. John H. Church, Pastor of the Church in Pelham, N. H. April 15, 1806. By Leonard Woods, Pastor of a Church in Newbury. Second Edition. Boston. Lincoln & Edmands. 1807.

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Ordination.

Ordained at Canaan, (New York) the 17th March last, Rev. Azariah Clark. The introductory prayer was made by the Rev. David Perry of Richmond. The Rev. Alvan Hyde of Lee, preached the sermon. Rev. Thomas Allen of Pittsfield made

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the consecrating prayer. The Rev. Jacob Catlin, of New Marlborough, gave the charge. The Rev. Jonathan L. Pomeroy of Worthington gave the right hand of fellowship. The Rev. John Morse of Green River made the concluding prayer.

Dbituary.

Character of Mrs. Elizabeth Devens, wife of Richard Devens, Esq. who died at Charlestown, (Mass.).Aug. 5. 1807. Aged 80.

MRS. DEVENS was a Christian of distinguished piety. She exhibited evidence in her devotional and exemplary life, that she knew from her own experience the blessedness of those, who are chosen of God, and whom he causeth to approach him. She knew what it was to draw near to God, and to hold communion with him. She possessed in a happy degree the knowledge and love implied in this duty; and few Christians have oftener felt themselves in his immediate presence, or performed all their duties with more sincere views to promote the glory of God. Entire conformity to the divine character, and submis sion to his will, were her constant aim and study. She was desirous "to have no will of her own," but to have God all in all. Her life for a long period before her decease, was a life of self-denial and suffering. The Christian virtues, which distinguish ed and adorned her character, were of course those, which flourish best in retirement and affliction; patience, resignation, meekness and devotion. In the exercise of these virtues, those who were conversant with her, can witness, how often, and with what delight, she approached her God; with what humble submission, and thank

fulness for intermingled mercies, she endured her confinement and bodily infirmities; how deep was her sense of unworthiness; how tender her affection for, and how firm her coufidence in her Saviour, on whose merits alone she depended for pardon and salvation. Weaned from this world, her conversation was about heavenly things, on which were placed her supreme affections. In her last sickness, which brought her enfeebled body to the grave, her faith was lively and unwavering; her hope was raised, even to assurance; her com forts were strong; no temptations were permitted to assail her; no doubts or fears perplexed or alarmed her. With a smile she yielded her soul into the arms of her Saviour, and in him she fell asleep. In her life, under her sufferings, and in her death, were exhibited the precious fruits of the doctrines of grace, which she had cordially embraced, as the truth of God. In reference to her, it may be truly said, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, that they may rest from their labours, and their works do follow them."

A short time before her death, she repeated the following lines, which were penned, as she uttered them;

"Cold death my heart invades, and I must die;
O Christ, my everlasting life, draw nigh!
Why quiver'st thou, my soul, within my breast?
Thy angel's come to take thee to thy rest.
Quit cheerfully this tottering house of clay,
God will rebuild it at th' appointed day.
I know thy sins, but let not them be urg'd;
All those have with the blood of Christ been purg'd.
Is death affrightning? True; but yet withal,
Remember Christ, through death, to life doth call:
He'll triumph over Satan, sin, and death,
Therefore with joy resign thy dying breath."

In contemplating the death of such a Christian, who will not exclaim; "Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like theirs." Such Christians, in their death, leave solid ground for comfort to their sur. viving relatives. They afford impor.

tant instruction to all the living. Their language is, If ye would die as we have died, live near to God, and know from your own experience, as we have known, the blessedness of that man, whom the Lord chooseth, and causeth to approach unto him.

We noticed in the last No. of the Panoplist, the death of Mrs. Abigail Tuckerman, wife of the Rev. Joseph Tuckerman of Chelsea, and third daughter of Samuel Parkman, Esq. of Boston; aged 28. The following sketch of the character of this amiable

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was handed us by one, who well knew her worth.

IN noticing the decease of Mrs. Tuckerman, it is not our intention to compose an unmeaning eulogy; we wish to present an amiable character to the readers of this work, not for an encomium on the dead, but to advance the moral improvement of the living.

Jesus Christ, our blessed Redeemer, has given us an example of holi. ness, which infinitely surpasses ail human excellence. Yet the graces of every Christian may be called examples, though in a subordinate and inferior sense, So far as any are followers of Christ, they may be followed. Their examples should stimulate us to desire, to pray and labour for a conformity to the divine image.

The contemplation of pious characters is useful in another view; it gives occasion to the exercise of Christian gratitude and joy. The devout heart gives thanks to God for the graces bestowed upon a fellow disciple.

The amiable subject of this notice was in her manners affable, unassuming, and kind. She made no distinction between the great and the small, the rich and the poor, except to accommodate herself to their capacities, circumstances and wants. She laboured to be useful to all of every condition, with whom she was connected, and in some way to increase the rational enjoyments of each individual.

She possessed, in an uncommon degree, that mild and equal temper, which contributes so much to the happiness of domestic life. Natural temperament may make the attainment of it easy, but it is the grace of God alone, which can make it con

stant.

In the tender relations of sister, daughter, wife, and mother, the sentiments of nature glowed with ardour in her bosom; but they were enliven

ed, supported, and guided by relig. ion. Christian benevolence gives to the natural affections, all their moral loveliness, and renders them an hundred fold more useful. A Christian sister, a Christian daughter, a Christian wife, a Christian mother may always be depended on. But what confidence can be placed in her, who has no love to God, her Father, Benefactor, Creator, and Sovereign?

Mrs. T. was blessed with the graces of contentment, moderation, and cheerful diligence. The providence of God had presented to her, a cup overflowing with temporal goodness. She received it with gratitude, tasted it with thankfulness and moderation, and delighted to present it to the lips of the poor and needy.

She had the means of possessing, but was preserved from desiring the She trappings of vanity.

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made to perceive, that God gives wealth and prosperity, not to gratify the pride and appetites of a few, but to confer on them the honour of be. ing stewards of his bounty to the rest of his creatures.

She laboured to appropriate a suitable portion of time to every duty, and to devote every moment to its

proper use. The affairs of her household, charitable visits to the poor and sick, maternal instructions, useful reading and solemn devotion were the principal employments of her life.

Mrs. T. was enabled to submit to the divine appointments, with humble cheerfulness. She was blessed with a constant sense of her own mortality. This seemed to influence her conduct in a remarkable manner. Even her household affairs were ordered with a view to death. Every thing was performed with a solemn regard to this truth, that it was possible, death might arrest her steps, before she should be again called to the same duty. To be prepared for this event, she was accustomed to meditate much upon it; to seck an interest in the merits of Christ through faith; by a diligent study of the scriptures, to learn the duties, promises, and directions of the gospel, and by prayer to seek divine grace, to make them the guides and comforts of her soul.

When it pleased God to visit her with sickness, she submitted with meekness and patience. She passed

into eternity with serenity, faith, and hope. When there is a reasonable ground to believe, that our friends are with Christ, how should it excite our gratitude and love to the God of all grace, and our diligence in glorifying him, who has done so much for our

friends. How devoted ought we to be to that infinitely good Being, who has redeemed us by his own blood.

At Ashford, (Con.) Rev. Enos Pond, aged 51. A worthy, faithful minister of Jesus Christ.

Poetry.

EPITAPH ON WILLIAM JORDAN,

A native of North Carolina, and student at the Greenfield Academy, who died as Greenfield, July 26, 1794, aged 15 years.

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SWEET youth! alike to friends and strangers dear;
On thy green turf I'll drop the tender tear.
This last, poor tribute let me daily pay,
As here I ponder o'er th' unconscious clay;
.As here I feel thy distant brother's pain,
And see thy hapless sisters weep in vain.
In vain thy soul was bright, thy bosom kind;
In vain the tears of those thou leav'st behind.
Cold is thy form, and dark thy lone abode;
Yet thou but tread'st the vale thy Saviour trode;
With him, fond hope again beholds thee rise
From transient slumbers to superior skies.

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EXTRACT FROM COWPER'S POEM ON TRUTH,

Representing the Condition of the Believer at the Day of Judgment.
All joy to the believer! He can speak-
Trembling, yet happy; confident, yet meek :-
Since the dear hour that brought me to thy foot,
And cut up all my follies by the root,

I never trusted in an arm but thine,
Nor hop'd, but in a righteousness divine:
My prayers and alms, imperfect and defil'd,
Were but the feeble efforts of a child;
Howe'er perform'd, it was their brightest part,
That they proceeded from a grateful heart:
Cleans'd in thine own all-purifying blood,
Forgive their evil, and accept their good.
I cast them at thy feet-my only plea
Is what it was-dependence upon thee;
While struggling in the vale of tears below,
That never fail'd, nor shall it fail me now.
Angelic gratulations rend the skies :
Pride falls unpitied, never more to rise;
Humility is crown'd, and faith receives the prize.

EPITAPH

ON THREE DAUGHTERS OF MR. BRADLEY, WHO DIED IN 1775, 1777, and 1779.

STAY, thou passing maiden, stay;

Learn how earthly joys decay ;
Here three lovely sisters sleep :
Read their fate, and reading weep.
Swift the hours deceiving fly;
Death, unseen, is ever nigh.
Soon thy form of healthiest bloom,
Think how soon, may find a tomb :
Wisdom, then, and heaven to gain,
Early seek, nor read in vain.

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

THE question of INQUIRER is not new. We are glad it is made public; and assure our correspondent, that it shall receive the attention, which its interesting nature deserves.

Serious thoughts addressed to the aged, by H. together with C. on the evidence of divine goodness, and T. on the knowledge of God necessary to salvation, are received.

The queries of TIMOTHY are very interesting to the cause of evangelical truth, and merit deep consideration.

The review of Dr. Holmes' Sermon, by accident, is delayed; but shall appear in our next number.

ERRATA.-No. 26. Vol. III. p. 82. 2d col. note, for La Ouver read Cluver ar Cluverius. Do. p. 83. 2d col. several places, for ale read alc.

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