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schools, when appointed, and to con- of those youths, who are intended to tinue in his office for at least ten serve their country ; and that the eda years.
ucation of a female, being chiefly limThe Emperor suppressed, by ukase, ited to the management of family afin February last, the imperial semina. fairs, she will sooner acquire the ry for the reception of young ladies, knowledge of them in her father's which was amply endowed by Cath- house, than in a sumptuous school, arine II. In the preamble of his where it is attempted, but in vain, to edict, he declares, that the funds of teach them the rudiments of sciences, this institution would be employed to the knowledge of which nature does greater advantage, in the education not allow them to acquire.
List of Dew Publications.
Elements of Therapeutics; or, a James Miltimore, A. M. minister of guide to health ; being cautions and the gospel in Stratllam, N. H. Newdirections in the treatment of diseas. buryport. E. W. Allen. es. Designed chiefly for the use of Mr. Dufief, of Philadelphia, has students. By Rev. Joseph Townsend, published a new edition of his work, M. A. Second American cdition. entitled “ Nature displayed in her Boston. 1807. Etheridge & Bliss. mode of teaching language to man ;
An illustration of some difficult pas. or a new and infallible method of acsages of Scripture on the doctrine of quiring a language in the shortest absolute predestination : attempted in time possible, deduced from the anal. a sermon by William Woodbridge, ysis of the human mind, and conseA. M. Middletown. 1805. J. & B. quently suited to every capacity. Dunning
Adapted to the French." valuable The Victim, in five letters to Adol. improvements are made in this edi. phus, by the author of “the Guide
tion.* and Refuge.” Hartford, 1807. Lin. A discourse, delivered at the Fune. coln & Gleason.
ral of Mrs. Mary Woodward, consort An Address delivered before the of the late Hon. Professor Wood. Right Worshipful Masters and Breth- ward, in the meeting-house near Dartren of the lodges of St. John, St. Pe- mouth college, March 29, 1807. By ter and St. Mark, at the Episcopal Roswell Shurtleff, A. M. professor of church in Newburyport, on the anni divinity in Dartmouth college. Han. versary festival of St. John the Bap
Moses Davis. tist. By Joseph Dana. Newburyport, A new edition of the Boston Ora. June, 1807. E. W. Allen.
tions, commemorative of the Fifth of Sentiments on Resignation, by Rose. March, 1770. Boston. W. T. Clap. well Messenger, pastor of the first The Seasons in England. Descripchurch in York, Maine. Portsmouth, tive Poems. By the Rev. William N. H. 1807. W. Treadweil.
Cooper Taylor, A. M. Boston. Jo. A sermon preached at the ordina- sephi Greenleaf. tion of the Rev. David Thurston, over the church of Christ in Winthrop, Maine. Feb. 18, 1897. By Elijah Par. W. W. Woodward, Philadelphia, ish, A.M. Augusta, 1807. Peter Edes. proposes publishing by subscription,
A sermon, occasioned by the death in two handsome octavo volumes, A of Capt. Cyrus Bullard ; and preach. Theological Dictionary, containing ed at Medway, May 25, 1806. By Lil- definitions of all religious terms; a ther Wright, A. M. pastor of the first comprehensive view of every article church in Medway. Dedham, 1807. in the System of Divinity; an impar. H. Mann.
tial account of all the principal DeA discourse, delivered before the nominations, which have subsisted in members of the Female Charitable Society of Newburyport, at their For our opinion of this work, see. fourth anniversary, May 20, 1807. By Panoplist for Oct. 1805, p. 215.
the religious world, from the birth A Dissertation on the Prophecies, of Christ to the present day. Tc- that have been fulfilled, are now fulgether with an accurate statement of filling, or will hereafter be fulfilled, the most remarkable transactions and relative to the great period of 1260 events recorded in ecclesiastical his- years ; the Papal and Mohammedan tory. By Charles Buck. This work is Apostasies ; the tyrannical Reign of in the press.
Antichrist, or the infidel Power; and Thomas Dobson proposes to pub- the Restoration of the Jews. By the lish by subscription an Elegant Edi Rev. George Stanley Faber, D.D.Viction of the New Testament, very ar of Stockton-Upon-Tees. Boston. large print, with those very full mar. Andrews & Cummings, and L. Blake., ginal references, known by the name Proposals are issuing for publishing of Canne's notes.
Lewis and Clark's tour to the Pacific W. W. Woodward intends publish- ocean, through the interior of the coning in ten handsome quarto volumes tinent of North America, performed « Dr. Gill's Exposition on the whole of by order of the Government of the Unithe Old and New Testaments, critical, ted States, during the years 1804, 1805, doctrinal, and practical. In which and 1806. The work will be prepared are recorded the original of mankind, by Capt. Meriwether Lewis, and comof the several nations of the world, prised in three volumes octavo, embel. and of the Jewish nation in particular : lished with a great inany maps and illus. The lives of the Patriarchs of Israel ;" trative plates. Detached from this the journey of that people from Egypt work, will be published Lewis and through the wilderness to the land of Clark's map of North America, from Canaan, and their settlement in that longitude 9 deg. west, to the Pacific lænd; their laws, moral, ceremonial, Ocean, and between 36 deg. and 52 and judicial; their government and deg. north lat. with extensive marginal state under judges and kings; their several captivities, and their sacred The Life of Washington, by Dr. books of devotion ; with a copious Ramsay, is ready for and will shortly exposition on the books of the proph- be put to the press. Several gentleets, shewing that they chiefly belong men, who have seen the manuscript, to gospel times, and a great number, do not hesitate to pronounce it, what of theni to times yet to come ; and a would naturally be expected from the dissertation on the several apocryphal author and the subject, a work of the writings. Containing a correct copy most classic elegance. It will be of the sacred text; an account of comprised in one volume octavo, and the several books, and the writers of printed in an elegant manner. them; a summary of each chapter; An English Poet, of the name of and the genuine sense of every verse ; Northmore, has been a considerable and throughout the whole, the origin, time engaged in writing an epic poem, al text, and the versions of it are in. to be completed in ten books, entitled spected and compared ; interpreters Washington, or Liberty restored. of the best 'note, both Jewish and The basis of the work, exclusive of Christian, consulted : difficult places the imagery, will rest solely on hisat large explained; seeming contra- toric truth. dictions reconciled, and various pas- Proposals have lately been offered sages illustrated and confirmed by by Mr. Pelham, a Bookseller of Bostestimonies of writers, as well Gentile ton, for publishing, by subscription, as Jew.
a new system of notation, by which the The European edition is nearly out variable sounds of the vowels and conof print, and cannot be imported and sonants in the English Alphabet may sold in America 'under two hundred be accurately distinguished. This is dollars. An American edition, much proposed to be effected by printing a superior, can be printed by subscrip- new edition of Dr. Johnson's welltion for sixty dollars.
known novel, entitled Rasselas, Prince B. B. Hopkins & co. Philadelphia, of Abyssinia, on the following princi. propose publishing by subscription, ples : -1st. By means of a variety of Dr. Campbell's Lectures on Church marks placed over the same vowel or History, in connexion with his celem diphthong, in different words, to ascer. brated Essay on Miracles.
tain its sound in every variation. 20. By marks attached to such conso. being no necessity for false spelling nants as are subject to variation, to to convey an idea of pronunciation. point out their difference of sound. The distinct sound denoted by each 3d. Each diphthongal or vowel mark mark, being committed to memory, to denote one invariable sound. 4th. the learner can never be perplexed The marks applied to consonants to on finding the same vowel or diph. vary sufficiently for the purpose of thong employed to express different discrimination, and still subject to sounds-because whatever the vou el general rules. 5th. Very slight ad- or diphthong may be, the sound denot. ditions to be made to the characters, ed by the mark' above it remains in80 as to retain the general appear. variable.—A specimen of the work ance of each letter. 6th. Every may be seen at the Publisher's, No. word to be correctly spelled, there 59, Cornhill.
Dbituary. Died, at Brunswick, (Me.) July, At Marcellus, N. Y. March 24th, 1807, Rev. Joseph M'KEAN, D. D. Mrs. DIANA ATWATER, consort of President of Bowdoin College in that the Rev. Caleb Atwater. In her dyplace. (Character of this excellent ing moments she was animated with man, in a future No. of the Panoplist.] the Christian's hope, and with her
At Newark, N. J. Rev. Alexan- faltering voice sung the following Der M’WHORTER, D. D. Æt. 73 verse and expired : years, senior Pastor of the Presbyte.
“ Jesus, to thy dear, faithful hand rian church in that place. He lived a
My naked soul I trust, life of eminent usefulness, and has
And my flesh waits for thy command, died greatly and justly lamented.
To drop into my
dust." At the city of Washington, July 19th, Hon. Urian Tracy, Esq. of Tuckerman, consort of Rev. Joseph
On Tuesday last, Mrs. Abigal Litchfield, Connecticut, a Senator of
Tuckerman, of Chelsea. that state in the Congress of the Unit. ed States.
In France, General de Rochambeau, aged 82.
The review of Dr. Holmes' Anniversary Discourse at Plymouth was re ceived too late for this month. It shall appear in our next. It was our in.. tention to have attended early to this valuable production, the design of which is in perfect unison with that of the Panoplist, and in which so much justice is done to the characters and principles of the Fathers of New Eng. Tand. But from various causes, which it is unnecessary here to enumerate, it has been delaved to the present time.
We thank Eusebius for his six letters to his son on a seasonable subject. We shall insert them with pleasure in our future numbers.
Another interesting communication from Pastor is just received, which, with several others from different correspondents, shall enrich our next mumber.
It is our wish to give all our readers their portion in due season. Our friends, who are concerned for the literary character of our country, will read, with interest, Mr. Webster's communication ; while those, who give a preference to serious and evangelical subjects, will find something to gratify their taste and wishes.
The request of B. T. shall be attended to.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE REV. SAMUEL WILLARD, PASTOR OF THE SOUTH CHURCH IN BOSTON, AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF
Mr.WILLARD descended from ing, with a rapid glance, objects a very respectable family. His of mere amusement, or ostentafather sustained some of the tion, he consecrated all the arhighest offices, civil and military. dour of his mind to things subBut it was justly considered his stantial and useful. His rea chief honour to be the father of searches after truth were equally a son, who was an ornament and assiduous, humble and independe blessing to the churcb and world; ent. By abundant reading, his one in whom was concentered mind was richly stored with a rare assemblage of excellen- ideas : he accurately studied cies, natural and acquired, moral their relations and dependencies, and spiritual.
and well knew how to unite or Ilis intellectual powers were separate them, so as to increase confessediy of a superior order. his stock of real knowledge. In perception, he was rapid, yet To all his eminent talents, was correct; in thought, equally superadded a remarkable and profound and clear. His imagi. unaffected modésty, which was nation was rich, but not luxuri- not merely the companion of his ant; active and ardent, but ha- youth, but continued with him to bitually under the restraints of a the last. Yet the veil, which he solid judgment. His argumen- thus threw over his various actative powers were unusually complishments, while to the vulstrong
gar His improvements were not dour, appeared to the discrimiinferior to his capacities. By nating and judicious, their best intense application of mind, and ornament. familiar converse with the best His favourite object was divinauthors, he soon became a schola ity. Prompted to this sublime ar. He took an extensive range study, equally' by inclination and in the field of science ; but pass. a sense of duty, he made such Vol. III. No. 3. '
acquisitions, as might naturally Nor was he more eminent in have been expected from un- gifts than in grace. All his talcommon genius and diligence, 'ents, all his acquisitions in sanctified by prayer.
He was science, were piously devoted familiar with the most abstruse to the glory of God, and the best parts of theology. In these he interests of man.
All the pure, principally excelled.
humble and lovely virtues of mighty in the scriptures, as ap- Christianity dwelt in his bosom, peared from his common dis- and shone forth in his life. His courses; and especially from ser- soul was evidentiy moulded into eral commentaries which he left, the temper of the gospel. It unpublished, on the Psalms, and was a tempile, consecrated to the on the Epistles to the Romans, worship of the living God, and Corinthians and Galatians. His to the residence of the Holy acquaintance with systematic di
Spirit. vidity was generally known and Under the influence of tliis celebrated. Of the treasures of divine Spirit, he was early this kind, which he had amassed brought to the knowledge of with so much care, he was gen- hiniself, as an apostate creature; erously communicative, especial depraved, guilty and helpless. ly to the people of his charge. In He was likewise led into believhis attempts to maintain the doc
ing views of the glory and grace trines of the gospel in their gen- of Emmanuel, as the only hope uine purity, he was zealous and of a sinner; the Author and indefatigable. These doctrines Finisher of salvation. Hencehe not only stated with great forward, sin was his great burplainness and precision, and con- den and grief. Nor did he ever firmed by incontestible argu- cease to lament his inward corments, but enforced, with great ruption, nor to sigh after delirer. energy, on the conscience and
ance from it, to the latest hour heart.
of life. Meditation on divine Uniting to a dispassionate mind, things was his habitual employa warm heart ;, and to a clear ment and delight. What fervour discernment of truth, an influxi- and enlargement he attained in ble adherence to its distinguish this holy and instructive exering principles, Mr. Willard cise, may be learned from those shone as a controversial writer, excellent sacramental meditations As became one set for the defence which were published after his of the gospel, he vigorously op- death, and which are thought to posed the errors of the time, have been written for his own however imposing and triumph- particular use. His daily walk ant the attitude they assumed. was that of one who felt a lively With equal energy and skill, he impression of invisible and eterwielded the sword of the Spirit, nal realities. When speaking or to the confusion of gainsayers, hearing of the wonders of divine and sometimes to their convic- grace in redemption, he was not tion, as well as to the establish- unfrequently transported with ment and comfort of the friends admiration, gratitude and love. of truth,
In contemplation of the glorious