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PARADISE.

FRAGMENTS.

thy glorious presence, that makes (From Halls Contemplations.)

heaven to be itself. This is the

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 ; 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 forbid. open 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 parenis 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 other tree; he knew Vol. I. No. 7.

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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.

might 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, O 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 how 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 thou 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.” amjable wherever it appears. Amidst the contentions, which cations are on hand, but deferred to

Several reviews of new publi. in a greater or less degree have give place to other matter.

Religious Jntelligence.

use,

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DOMESTIC.
Williamsburgh,

45 56 Worthington,

28 50 Extract from the report of the trustees of the Hampshire Missionary Society.

Total towns,

860 91 (Concluded from p. 275.)

New Settlements, New-York. BOOKS SENT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN Pompey,

$ 3 59 THE NEW SETTLEMENTS, viz. Marcellus EU,

3 28 Holy Bibles, in 1802, 72—1803, 24 Marcellus Creek,

10 -1804, 52–1805, 72—Total, 220. Marcellus Lake,

3 Tracts, of various kinds, in 1802,

Tully,

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

Camden,

6 Fabius upper settlements, 2

57 Books remaining on hand for future

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.
Boston,

12
Amherst, 1st par.
35 33 John Tappan, do.

10 Amherst, 2d par.

2

Thaddeus Osgood, Methuen, 5 Ashfield,

17 90

On the profits of the sale of Belcherstown,

11 19

Doddridge's Rise, &c. 82
Charlemont,

19 60
On the sale of books,

3 831-7 Chesterfield,

5

Total from Female Associa-
Colrain,

2
tion,

278 881-2 Conway,

38 83 Deerfield, 28 66 Total receipts,

1365 Easthampton,

13 44 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.

5

was drafted, from the charitable Greenfield,

5

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,

2

850 Longmeadow,

40 42 Northampton,

73 57 Amount of expenditures of the Norwich,

Hampshire Missionary Society, be. Palmer,

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

7

1895, viz. $963,285-2cts. Shelburne,

2 Southampton,

45 42 The Committee appointed by the Southwick,

4 50 Hampshire Missionary Society, at South-Hadley,

32 53 their meeting at Northampton, Aug. Springfield, 1st par,

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

16 15 books, find his accounts well youched chem of Delaware Nation, delivered fund of the female association since the

95

32

TRUSTEES.

NATHANIEL'ELY,} committee

and right cast, and that there is now in Officers of the Hampshire Missionary, the Treasury in money the sum of Society, appointed at their annual

$17 901-2 meeting the last Thursday in Aug. Also in promisory notes

1805. with good security, the

His Excellency CALEB STRONG, sum of 1801 23

Ese. President.

Rev. SAMUEL HOPKINS, D. D. Amounting to 1819 131-2

Vice-President. The Treasurer has paid

out by order of the Com. mittee of Trustees the

Hon. JOHN HASTINGS, ESQ. past year,

717 551-2 Rev. JOSEPX LATHROP, D. D. ASA WHITE,

Hon. EBENEZER HUNT, Ese.
Rev. JOSEPH LYMAN, D. D.

JUSTIN ELY, Ese.
Monies received from the charitable fe. Rev. Solomon WILLIAMS,

male association, for 1805, viz. WILLIAM BILLINGS, Ese. Names of the Towns.

dols. cts. Rev. DAVID PARSONS, D. D. Amherst, 1st parish, 14 00 CHARLES PHELPS, E se. Charlemont,

7 761-7 Rev. RICHARD S. STORRS. Chester,

15 25 Cummington,

6 00 RUGGLES WOODBRIDGE, Ese. Deerfield,

19 34

Treasurer. Granville, middle parish, 10 50 Rev. Enoch HALE, Corresponding Seas Hadley,

24 88

retary: Hatfield,

18 07 Rev. PAYSON WILLISTON, Recording Hawley,

5 50

Secretary. Longmeadow,

20 07 Northampton,

32 33 Standing Committee of the Trusteet, Norwich,

4 50 Rev. JOSEPH LYMAN, D. D. Plainfield,

4 89 Rev. SOLOMON WILLIAMS, Southampton,

28 96 WILLIAM BILLINGS, ESQ. South-Hadley,

11 44 CHARLES PHELPS, Esq. Westhampton,

22 25 Rev. Enoch HALE. Westfield,

9 64 West-Springfield, first par. 13 00 Williamsburgh, 10 50

SER 278 881-2

GEANT'S JOURNAL.
Balance of last year in the
Treasury,

43 41

(Concluded from p. 272.) 322 291-2

On the 16th inst. the Tatepuhqsch, Sa. An account of monies expended out of the

EXTRACTS

FROM REV.

MR.

the following reply: last Report, viz.

“ GRANDCHILDREN, attend! The For 72 Bibles,

49 75

Chiefs, Heroes, Young Men, Women, For 165 copies of the Trus.

and Children, thank you for your kind tees, Report, 1804, taken

visit with such important concern, for distribution,

11 00 which you laid before your grandfa. For 300 Hale's sermon before

thers. the society,

14 00 I am glad the great and good Spirit For 100 Emerson's sermon at

bas helped you to renew the ancient Mr. Wood's ordination, 6 00

covenant of friendship, that has subExpense for boxes and trans

sisted between my ancestors and yours. porting books,

14 09 Grandchildren, listen! I also take

hold of that friendship and begin to reTotal expenditure, 1805, 87 84 Deposited in the Treasury, 234 451-2 “Grandchildren, in your speech you

said that you have tried to follow the 322 291-3 civilization and Christian religion, and

new it.

found it to be good for your nation, and Mr. Kiesling, a respectable mer. being well acquainted with the dismal chant of Nuremberg, thus writes, situation of your grandfathers, as well “ Your letter afforded me such joy as other tribes, and having compas. that I could not contain myself, but sionate feelings towards us induce immediately went to the Rev. John you to come so far to offer or recom- Godfried Schoener, one of the most mend to us the same, I thank you for respectable ministers of our city, in this also.

order to communicate to him the joy“ Grandchildren, I now declare unto ful news from a far country. He was you, that we have well considered the no less affected than myself; and we matter you propose to us : and I and agreed to appoint a meeting of Chrismy chiefs, heroes, young men, women, tian friends on Ascension-Day, at and children, unanimously agreed to which we unanimously resolved to accept and take hold with both hands unite for the formation of a Bible all what you have recommended to us. Society, and by a printed letter, to inOur eyes are now on you.”

vite our Christian friends throughout A large white Belt of Wompom Germany and Switzerland, to assist us near 4 feet in length delivered, in so noble an undertaking. containing 6000 wompom.

“When sometimes I am privileged

to give away a Bible or New Testa. Note. The above is copied ver. ment, father and mother, son and batim from the Indian manuscript. daughter, are running after me, N. B. The above mentioned Dela. sand times, kissing my hand, and my

thanking me a hundred, and a thouVares are numerous, and are consider. ed as the head of all the other tribes. ly exclaiming ; May God bless

coat; shedding tears of joy, and loud. The belt and speech recommending you: may the Lord Jesus bless you civilization and religion will, in due in time and to all eternity.' Really I time, be communicated by the Dela- felt sometimes a foretaste of heavenly wares to all the other tribes. The joy, so that I could not sufficiently Delaware and one other tribe told bless God, for having entrusted me our Messengers, that they were now

with the honourable commission of ready to accept a minister and school. steward of the kind benefactions of master, but they must come recome others. But the more I disperse, the mended by them.

more the petitions both of Ministers and Schoolmasters increase, not only from Austria, but likewise from Stir

ia, Carinthia, and Hungary, insoFOREIGN.

much that I am afraid to present Interesting Extracts from the Appendix their petitions.” (p. 36.) to the Report of the British und For.

The address circulated by the Nu. eign Bible Society, taken from the remberg Bible Society throughout CHRISTIAN OBSERVER.

Germany closes with the following

appeal. The first is an extract of a letter We confidently hope for the sucfrom the Rev. Dr. Dalrymple, one of cess of our undertaking. If in Engthe ministers of Ayr.

land, according to the latest ac. “I give you joy, and would take counts, even hard working artisans some small share of it myself, that have contributed their mite towards we have lived to the day of a British the support of the Bible Society, can and Foreign Bible Society. In the we suppose that less zeal for the 82nd year of my age, and 59th of my good cause will be displayed by our ministry, next to both deaf and German and Swiss reverers of the blind, it is little that I can do in an sacred writings? active way to assist in so glorious a “The inherent value of the book, design; but that little shall not be the religious wants of the people, the wanting. This evening I intend to critical circumstances of the times, overture our Synod for a Collection, the present tranquillity of the States; after the good example of the Prese all these, besides many other urgent bytery of Glasgow, and I hope to suc. reasons, loudly call for attention to cecd.” (p. 34.)

this important undertaking.

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