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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, Uc. e. from the best wish the POLYANTHUS may be found authorities."

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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." Each Hall, Archbishop Leighton, Dr. number is to contain a biographical Watts, Dr. Doddridge, and the late

President Edwards. Also the moral Te think this should be Polyanthus. and religious works of Sir Matthew See Encyclopedia.


List of New Publications.


fine paper.

LETTERS from Europe, during a ries, &c. of persons, places, and matii. 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 nunerous 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 13. a number, or in

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

A short account of the life and of the Holy Bible ; containing words, death of the Rev. Jolin Lee, a Meth- &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 hy engravings; A compendious system of geogra- referring to natural science, customs, phy, as connected with astronomy, manners, &c. of the east, 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. Č. Taylor. London. 8vo. This is a judicious and val. uable work, neatly printed on wore 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 idols 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.

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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 in. neighbouring University in 1752, and teresting truths of the gospel, well aron 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 alton. Here, through the course of so 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 laudably am. teeming Christ's yoke to be lieavy, 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, as 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 sic- 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 give ing to every one their portion in due ing his influence on the side of his season, supplying milk for habes, and country, in opposition to its oppres. strong meat for those of full stature ; While the distressed inhabifeeding, with equal care, the lambs tants of Boston were suffering under


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 gain. ple. 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 puh. 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.

not levity. She had little confidence in As his circumstances were never her own piety. The hope she enter. affluent, 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 ailec. tered 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 ad. after 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 with. prospect before him, and spoke of his out comfort in her death. But praise 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 comAt Braintree, Ebenézer C.Thay. fort and usefulness here, and all the ER, aged 30; a respectable physician. blessedness we hope she will enjoy

At Amherst, on the 14th inst. the hereafter, to THE GRACE OF Gon. 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 Ar Newbury, December 10, the Spanish feet, in which the former widow SARAH NEwell, aged 83. were victorious.

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'Tis God who bids the tempest blow,
And robes the earth in fieecy snow ;
To fields of stone he turns the plains,
And binds the streams in icy chains.
The piercing winds his word obey,
Sweep o'er the earth and heave the sea,
Cold Boreas roars with vaunting pride,
While on his wings majestic ride
The sable clouds, the hardy swains,
Shiv'ring along the frozen plains,
To some defence with haste repair,
To shun the keen, the piercing air ;
There warm their chilly limbs with fire,
While to their stalls the herds retire.

Again he bids a milder ray
Dart from the sun, to cheer the day;
He sends a genial warmth around,
Dissolves the snow, unveils the ground,
Permits the streams again to flow,
And bids the grass revive and grow.
Delightful prospects now are seen,
The fields are cloth'd with lively green,
The lofty groves their pomp resume,
And nature shines in all her bloom.
He then commands the burning sun
To pour his heat impetuous down ;
And ere mid heavens he attains,
With scorching beams he bums the plains ;
Flowers, which in morn their bloom display,
Now veil their bosoms from his ray;
The weary swains to shun his fire,
All bath'd in floods of sweat, retire
To some cool shade, some safe retreat,
Which may repel his burning heat.
The lolling herds to fountains haste,
The cool, reviving streams to taste ;
The streams are dry : They droop, they faint,
They send to heaven a sad complaint ;
Thence falls in floods the baneful fire,
The lowing, famish'd herds expire.

But lest all nature fail and die,
God sends his mandates from on high ;
The scene's revers'd; loud thunders roll,
And strike with inward fear the soul ;
The rocking clouds o'erspread the skies,
And veil the heavens from mortal eyes ;
The trees before the tempest bend,
The floods of rain with hail descend,
Down the steep hills the torrents flow,
And drench the humble vales below.
Meanwhile the forked lightnings fly,
And crinkling dart along the sky;
They spread a vivid gleam around,
And shock the air with deafening sound.

The storms awhile with fury play,
Then leave the sky serene as day;
By thunder clarified, the air
From noxious heats and vapours clear,
Sweet as Arabia's rich perfume,
Or spices that from India come,
Soft breezing o'er surrounding hills,
All nature with new vigour fills.
The earth assumes her verdant hue,
And vegetation springs anew.

Now by alternate rains and shines,
While to its close the year declines,
The various fruits the earth bestows,
Are ripening on the bending boughs,
Or in rich harvests through the land,
Waving, invite the reapers hand ;
With shouts of joy the reapers come,
And bear the spoils of Ceres home;
These, they deposit in their store,
And now their tedious toils are o'er.

Let nature join her highest lays, The great Creator's name to praise ; In all his works his wonders shine, His works declare his name divine.



[From the Monthly Anthology.] HAIL Winter! sullen monarch! dark with clouds : Throned on bleak wastes, and fierce and cold with storms; Welcome thy blasting cold and treasured snow! Thy raving, rending winds do but compose My soul; and midst thy gloom, my heart Smiles like the opening spring. Thy long drear nights, Winter, I hail. The cold receding sun I love to follow to the cloudy west, And see thy twilight deepen into gloom Of thickest darkness. Round my cheering fire, How I enjoy the glistening eye, and smile, And burning cheek, and prattle innocent, Of my dear little ones; and when they sink With heavy eyes into the arms of sleep, Peaceful, and smiling still, and breathing soft ; How pleasant glide the hours in converse pure With her whom first I lov’d; who long has crown'd My joys, and soothed me with her gentle voice, Under a load of sorrows; who has felt The power of truth divine; and from whose lips I catch the peace and love of saints in heaven. Vain world! We envy not your joys. We hear Your rattling chariot wheels, and weep for you ; We weep that souls immortal can find joy In forcing laughter, dissipating thought, In the loose stage, the frisking dance, the pomp, And forms and ornaments of polish'd life, In heartless hypocritic show of love, In giddy nonsense, in contempt of truth, Which elevates the soul, and swells the heart With hope of holy bliss. We mourn your waste Of mind, of strength, of wealth. Think, thoughtless world,

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