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ed, in general, that to know more sitting at Jesus' feet, he looks up perfectly the doctrines' he has to him, and prays, “ Lord, open delivered, to obey all the pre- thou mine eyes, that I may behold cepts he has enjoined, to observe wondrous things out of thy law.” all the ordinances he has insti- Love to Jesus their Master tuted, to follow the example he formed one radical feature in the hath set, and to imbibe the spire original character of those called it he manifested, are a few of Christians. Love to him was the the leading principles of the principle from which all their knowledge to be attained. They obedience proceeded, and which who make the greatest profi- rendered his yoke easy, and his ciency in these are his disciples burden ligit. It led the Pagan indeed. To attain these, re- to renounce his idols, the worldquires application, perseverance, ling his pleasures, the Pharisee and constant dependence on the his self-righteousness, and the Lord ; “ for without him they Publican his wickedness, and all can do nothing.” As it is not to follow Jesus. “The love of by turning over the leaves of Christ constrained them.” The his book any scholar makes love they had to bim was both progress in knowledge, but by ardent and permanent. He was applying his mind to the matter the constant theme of their pubit contains ; so is it not merely lic discourses, and of their priby looking at the Bible, nor by a vate conversations. Through careless and partial perusal of it, him their prayers were always that any disciple of Christ can presented, and in all their praises grow in the knowledge of him, he was the burden of their song. but by digging in it as for hid Inflexible attachment to Christ treasure. My son, if thou and his doctrine made them sufwill receive my words, and hide fer persecution from their nearmy commandments with thee; est and dearest relations, reso that thou incline thine ear to nounce all the pleasures of sin, wisdom, and apply thine heart expose tliemselves to shame and to understanding; yea, if thou contempt, take joyfully the criest after knowledge, and lift- spoiling of their goods, and live est up thy voice for understand- in perpetual suspense, as to life ing; if thou seekest her as sil- itself. The doctrines of their ver, and searchest for her as for Master, which they firmly behid treasures ; then shalt thou lieved, were opposed to all the understand the fear of the Lord, ideas the world had of religion ; and find the knowledge of God.” his precepts, which they conProv. ii. 1-5, &c. The scrip- scientiously obeyed, were a contures contain treasures of wis- stant reproof of their unholy dom and knowledge which can practices ; and their manners never be exhausted. The great- throughout such, that hostilities est proficient in the knowledge on the part of the world seldom of them confesses, that compare ceased. The united powers of atively he knoweth nothing. earth and hell could not alienate The more he learns, the more their affections from him. The he perceives his ignorance, and, persuasion of friends, the infuVol. III. No. 11.

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ence of interested priests, the passed every thing the world tbreats of civil rulers, yea, all the had beheld, and constrained horrors of poverty, persecution, them to say, " See how these and death, could not deter them Christians love one another." from preaching his name, nor Those, who wish to know the obeying his commandments. degree of love to which they The following sayings of their were exhorted, the extent to Master seem to have made an which they carried it, and the indelible impression on their various ways by which they exhearts ; “ He that hath my com- pressed it, may consult the followmandments and keepeth them, ing texts of scripture. John xv. he it is that loveth me.

12. I John iii. 16–18. Rom. xvi. man love me, he will keep my 3,4. 2 Tim.i. 16–18. James ii. words. He that loveth me not, 14-26. Acts xi. 27-30. Phil. keepeth not my sayings. Ye iv. 14-18. Mat. xxv. 31-46. are my friends, if ye do whatso- Separation from the world alever I command you. For who- so distinguished the first Chris. soever will save his life shall tians. This sseparation did not lose it; but whosoever shall lose consist in abandoning the abodes his life for my sake, and the of men and Fetiring to a nunnegospel's, the same shall save it. iy or abbey ; but in separation For what shall it profit a man, if from the spirit and practices of he shall gain the whole world, the world that lay in wickedand lose his own soul! or what

While interwoven with shall a man give in exchange for society in all its possible conhis soul !"

nexions, they performed all the Love to one another formed relative and social duties of life ; another prominent feature in and although surrounded with their character. It was by love temptations to sin, they kept to each other that they were to themselves umspotted from the be known ; “ by this shall all world.


subject men know that ye are my disci- to the powers that be, not only ples, if ye have love one to for wrath but for conscience another." This love they ex- sake-; 'whether the government pressed to each other in every was monarchical, democratical, possible way. They visited each or tyrannical, they rendered to other when sick, fed each other all their dues, tribute to whom when hungry, clothed each oth- tribute was due, custom to whom er when naked, were in bonds custom, fear to whom fear, honwith them who were bound, our to whon honour. If hus. wept with them who wept, and bands, they loved their wives, rejoiced with them that rejoiced. and not bitter against They are represented as the them ; but dwelt with them acmembers of one body ; " and if cording to knowledge. IC one member suffered, all the wives, they were in subjection other members suffered with it; to their own husbands. II or if one member was honoured, parents, they loved their chilall the members rejoiced with it.” dren, and did not provoke them The mutual and affectionate love to wrath ; but brought them up which existed among them sur. in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. If masters, they tle towards all men, they could rendered to their servants that not bear them, who were evil; which was just and equal ; and but hated even the garment if servants, they obeyed their spotted by the flesh. As they masters not with eye service as testified to the world, that their men pleasers, but in singleness works were evil, they were also of heart, fearing God. On every careful to watch over one anothfirst day of the week they were er in love, lest any root of bittervisibly separated from the world, ness, springing up among themand continued stedfastly in the selves, should trouble them, and apostles' doctrine and fellow- thereby many be defiled. Knowship ; in breaking of bread and ing that a little leaven leaveneth in prayers. This separation was the whole lump, they did not supported during the week by a connive at each other's sips, but denial of all ungodliness, and put away evil from among them, worldly lusts, living soberly, either by admonition, rebuke, or righteously, and godly in the exclusion, as the nature of the world. Whilst ready to every offence and the commandments good work in society, they had of their Master required. no fellowship with the unfruitful



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Continued from page 274. ALEXIPHARMIC contains ad- have not heretofore been considditional observations on the ob- ered as extending north of the scurity of the opinion, which the Hudson. ancients entertained, and which Under the article Allium some some of the moderns still enter useful directions are added in tain, of the operation of suppos- the American Edition, on the ed antidotes to poison.

mode of cultivating onions in Alkali contains some new in- the United States. formation relating to the essen

Additions have been made to tial properties of that order of the following articles in this salts.

number besides those we have Alleghany Mountains and Riv. already mentioned : Albugo, er have received very material Alcohol, Alembroth Salt, Alfred additions ; yet we think those in Biography, Alhuys, Alibi, Alien, articles far less full than they Alliteration, Allusion, Alluvion, ought to have been. We ques- Alnwick, Aloes, Alvah, Alveoli, tion the propriety of calling the and Alum. Mountains of New Hampshire, The following articles Vermont, and Massachuselts, new : Aleino Mont, Aleonchol, Alleghany Mountains. They Alderburgh, Aldericn-poini, sia


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fred in Geography, Allah-Shur, the Panoplist, we shall give a Alley, Almsbury, Alpudch, Alstead, more particular review than we Alslon-Moor, Aldorf, Alten, Al- have thought proper to bestow tun-Kuppree, Altin-Obo, Alvi,

on any preceding article. In dras, Alupka, and! Aly-ghur. making our observations, we shall

Among the plates we observe pursue the course followed by a better delineation of the paths the writers, however defective in of comets, than we have ever method, as this is the only nats before seen. The orbits and in- ural way in which a review can clinations of seventy two of these be conducted. irregular bodies are described. We are first presented with a

Few books, printed in any refutation of the opinion that country, are more free from ty, either the Phenicians in ancient, pographical errors, than this or the Chinese in modern times, part of the first volume, and the have visited America, and with mechanical execution in general a supposition that the Icelandwill be acknowledged by every ers and Norwegians may have man to be excellent.

frequented the shores of Green. land before the time of Colum

bus. On the subject of Amber, the

The next thing worthy of noreader will find, in the Ameri- tice is a suggestion of the infecan edition, some new conjec

riority of the Americans to the lures from M. Patrin on the

inhabitants of the Eastern contiformation of this curious sut- nent, which is conveyed in the stance, with an account of a mode declaration, “ that they are less of making artificiai amber pos

industrious and less inventive sessing all the properties of the

than the people of the old world, true, by Professor Hermbetoedt

and that they seem to live in a of Berlin.

state of eternal infancy." After the life and character of

The American editors very St. Ambrose, the American edit- properly insert a paragraph exs ors subjoin the following para- posing the futility of such gengraph.

eral, unexplained abuse. Noth

ing more immediately excites “Of a man who acted so frequent. disgust, than to see a man, who ly and so vigorously against the would be thought a philosopher, Arians as St. Ambrose did, it would hardly be reasonable to expect that

deciding upon the powers and an Arian biographer should speak

faculties of those, who inhabit a more justly than he has done in this whole hemisphere, not only article. A little inore allowance how- without information, but most erer ought, we think, to be made for

evidently without reflection. Ambrose than he has here received; especially in the summary of liis char: Perhaps on no subject whatever acier giien toward the close of the has a greater proportion of puearticle."

rile reasoning, and despicable

conjecture, been thrown upon Amendment in law has received

the world, than is to be found in some small additions.

the multiplied attempts to prove As the article America must the Americans inferior, in every be interesting to the readers of point of view, to ihe inhabitants

of the Eastern continent. Most scanty sleep, and that on the of the writers appear almost ab- bare ground, and in the open air? solutely incapable of comparing Even an English fox-hunter, and judging. One would think, much as he loves the game and however, they might at least call the forest, would relish but ill a to mind what they are taught in week's chare, if he were obliged the Geographies of their own con- to rest at night in a smoky wig: tinent. But it seems they are so wam, or upon hemlock bushes occupied in commiserating our spread upon the snow, and to satunhappy inferiority in these "go- isfy his hunger with tightening ings down of the sun,” that they his belt, or at best with a few have no time for any thing else. As ounces of fresh dried fish, or a a proof of both these assertions greasy hunch of bear's meat. take this frequent instance. They He would, methinks, after a argue from the inactivity and in- short trial, be willing 1.) give up disposition to labour, observable a- the claim of superiority, if he mong the natives of America, that could but get back to his bread, they are inferior to the natives of his beef, his beer, and his feather the old world. Now it appears bed. If, by the bye, these writo us, if their recollection had ters wish for information on the not left them, they would re- subject of American labour and inmember having read of unstable dustry, there are divers farmers Tartars, sluggish Turks, feeble and forest fellers, in Vermont, Hindoos, debased Hottentots, New Hampshire, and Maine, who and many other nations both in- can tell them stories, which will active and indisposed to labour, convince common understandamong the favoured inhabitants ings, that there are some men of their own continent. If they on this continent, who are not so were capable of comparing and extremely feeble, as the miserajudging, they would at once see, ble theories of these sophists that education and habit are the might lead them to suppose. great agents in forming men for But to compare one man with action, and in z developing and another who is in circumstances bringing into operation the hu- entirely different, and who is man powers of body or miud. under the influence of a thouThey triumph in the assertion sand powerful causes to which that the Americans cannot en- the first is a stranger, seems to dure the hardy labour which is us the very depth of folly ; and submitted to cheerfully, by the of course all the conclusions of more robust European.

It is no the writers alluded to, are no more than fair, that we should more deserving of respect than tell them of some things which the vagaries of a delirium. Let us we can do, and which would yet try their mode of reasoning by afford some employment for confining and applying it to perperfect faculties.

sons in different circumstances What, think ye, would a North- on the Eastern continent. umberland labourer say, to a pro- Let us, for example, undertake posal from a Mohawk to follow to prove that the people of Enghim for three days, in a steady land are inferior to those of Italy. trot, without eating, and with According to the reasoning a


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