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it is written, He hath dispersed abroad, duty to administer relief. There wil he hath given to the poor; his righteous. be soon a meeting of a committee, at ness remaineth forever.” Ohow great which the matter will be more fully is the mercy of our God and Saviour considered, and in due time we will towards those who were on the very send you more circumstantial acbrink of destruction !

counts, and letters of thanks we may "The sum of £ 100 we have already receive, in order that you may see what received from Messrs.

of emotions of joy and gratitude your - ; and, in the name of so many gifts have caused." sufferers, we beg to express our most sincere and respectful thanks to all Translation of a Letter from Heidel. their benefactors. At the same time berg, dated December 8, 1805. we humbly pray that God, wbo is the From Messrs. , I received girer of every good and perfect gift, your very acceptable letter of the 22nd may impart to us that wisdom which of November, the contents of which is requisite, in order to distribute filled me with inexpressible joy. 0! these charitable gifts in a most pru. thank in my name those excellent dent, equitable and beneficial man friends, who have so kindly thought ner. We wish to do nothing rashly, upon their suffering brethren in Ger. but deliberately. Our next shall give many. God will reward them. “ In you particulars.”

as much as you bave done it unto one

of the least of these my brethren, ye Translation of a Letter from a respec. have done it unto me.” table Merchant in Nuremberg, dated “ The plan I shall adopt in execuDecember 6, 1805.

ting this most delightful commission, "I cannot express the excess of my is as follows :- In the first place, i joy, when I received your letter of the have this day written both to Stutt22nd of November, in which I read gardt and Nuremberg, in order to with astonishment, that One Hundred inform myself of the districts they inPounds sterling have been assigned tend to relieve ; and by entering into to our distribution among those Aus- a correspondence with them, I, as well trians, and others, who have been as they, shall be better enabled the plunged by the war into poverty, want more equally to distribute the money and distress. I felt like Peter at the committed to each of us. In the dis. miraculous draught of fishes, and was trict, which falls to my lot, I will look 80 overcome by the view of this prov. out for some intelligent and conscien. idential assistance, that I could not tious men, with whom I may consult help exclaiming, “ Lord, depart from on the best method of affording relief, me, I am a sinful man !" I immedi. and whom I can entrust with the disately went and communicated your let. posal of some part of the money. ter to my highly respected friend From each I shall take a receipt, keep

We looked at each other an exact account of the whole expendiwithout knowing what to say for joy ture, and finally send it over to you, and gratitude.

On my knees I will for my own satisfaction, and that of adore my God, and call upon all my the Committee.” fellow-christians to join me in thanks and praises to the Most High. Oh ! Translation of a Letter from Stuttwhat will be the reward of all those gardt, dated December 13, 1805. nobleminded and generous Christians « With the most lively impressions in London, and Great Britain, who, I have just received your intelligence from so great a distance, hastened to of the considerable present, which our relief. As soon as I had received some English and German friends the £ 100, I placed it in the hands of have made to such of our country. the Rev. Mr. -, till we can obtain men as have suffered most severely from different ministers and magis- by the calamities of war. I will call trates the best information respect together all those Gentlemen whom ing those families and individuals who you have named, with the addi. have suffered most severely. We will tion of some others ; the money pay a due regard to good and pious shall be most conscientiously disposed people ; but wherever we meet with of, and with due regard to all the pargreat distress, we shall think it our ticulars you mentioned, and when this Vol. II. No.1,


has been done, a report shall be trans. pious families, in connexion or ac. ini ted to you.

quaintance with our brethren. I yes. P. S. Since the above was written, terday received a letter from Herrn. I have received the remittance of hut, stating the misery of the peo£ 100 sterling."

ple in that neighbourhood to be very

great indeed, and likely to rise stilt Translation of a Letter from a respec- higher before the next harvest. Our

table Gentleman in Suabia, dated De- brethren at Herrnhut, and elsewhere, cember 14, 1805.

have exerted themselves to the ut. “ In the Electorate of Wertem- most of their power, and by their conberg, the districts that have most suf. nexions have procured corn, &c. when fered are those of Heidenheim, Koen- none else could get it, and thereby igsbrunn, and Blaubeuren. As it was have kept many poor families from impossible so speedily to provide such a perishing with hunger : but now the vast quantity of provisions as was de. scarcity begins to be felt in all our set. manded, every thing that could be found tlements, and there is an almost total was taken away without scruple, so that stagnation of all business. The poor the poor inhabitants had nothing left linen manufacturers in Lusatia, Bofor themselves. Had the armies kept hemia, &c. are entirely destitute of their position near Ulm but a few days employ. longer, whole districts must have en- Two of our Missionaries, going igrated, or have been starved to death. to Surinam, told me, that many peoThe soldiers were not satisfied with ple had died in consequence of the taking all the provisions they could unwholesomeness of the articles they find, but also appropriated to them. were obliged to substitute for bread." selves many other things. The tender voice of humanity seemed entirely suppressed. One whole village in

The Committee most readily re. our neighbourhood was entirely plun- solved to employ the United Brethren, dered without any act of hostility (commonly called Moravians,) to dishaving taken place, or any offence tribute a considerable portion of re. been given, but that the inhabitants lief in the districts above-mentioned : did not possess what the French sol. By the vicinity of their residence to diers required them to furnish. From Moravia, the late scene of dreadful the clergyman they took literally ev- conflict and devastation, they will be ery thing but his shirt.

He, among

enabled to penetrate the most insulathe rest, shall partake of the benefac. ted abodes of misery in those countion from England. Several other tries, and to relieve the wretched in. villages met with a similar fate.” habitants who survived the late ter

rible contest. Extract of a Letter from the Rev. Mr.

La Trobe, dated Neville's-Court, OF A letter from the Secretary of Fetter-Lane, London, Jan. 21, 1806. the London Missionary Society to one of

“Great distress prevails in Upper the Editors of the Panoplist, dated Feb. Lusatia, Bohemia, and the adjacent 1806, states, that more than 10,000 1. parts, among the poorer classes of so- sterling had already been collected in ciety, amongst whom are many truly England for the distressed Germans,

Literary Intelligence.


glish Spelling Book, which if we may tle school book, in England, that four association of letters, vowels and editions, making thirty six thousand consonants, to suit the pronunciacopies, were required to supply the tion. The following are a few speci. demand, during the first six months mens : on-ion, O-cean, ven-geance, ponafter its appearance ; a sale unpre. iard, court-ier, scutch-eon, bril-liant-ly, cedented in any modern publication. per-fid-ious-ly, punc-til-io, jus-tic.iar-y. In this country also, three editions « 5. "If the combinations of letters bave already been issued from the pronounced as one syllable, were to press ; and a fourth, from the Lon. have a correspondent arrangement, don copy, greatly improved and en. we should have an extremely difficult, larged, we understand, will soon be as well as an extremely irregular mode published at Now.York. Like all of dividing our words into syllables. the former works of this excellent How would the advocates for divi. Author, its pages are rendered sub; ding according to the pronunciation, servient to the promotion of piety and divide the words business, colonel, virtue ; at the same time, so diversi. victuals, sevennight, moved, stuffed, fied and enlivened with interesting devoured, abused, and many others of stories, and instructive sentiments, a similar nature ? A rule which, at as to be peculiarly attractive to the best, is so inconvenient, and which in infant mind of the learner.


judge from the sentiments of the THE celebrated LINDLEY MUR- British critics, and from its sale, RAY has lately added to his long cat- may be pronounced his chef d'euvre. alogue of useful publications, an Ea- So great is the reputation of this lit

numerous instances cannot be reThe improvement attempted in the duced to practice, certainly does not orthography, consists chiefly in the merit adoption. division of syllables. We regret that “6. The best authorities, as well as the nature and extent of our work will a great majority of them, may be ad. Dot admit of giving a copious analysis duced in support of this division. of a book, which promises to become Walker, in the last edition of his dicgeneral in our schools. We must tionary, says, “ Though tion and sion

? however quote the Author's reasons are really pronounced

in one syllable, for his division of syllables, from they are, by almost all our orthoe. which it will be seen, that he does not pists, divided into two ; and conse. concur with some modern ortlo. quently, nation, pronunciation, occa. graphers. The following remarks sion, evasion, &c. contain the same are from the fourth English edition. number of syllables, as ratio, pro

“1. The rapid pronunciation of nunciatio, occasio, evasio, in Latin: two syllables, so as to resemble the “On the whole, we think that the sound of one syllable, does not, in fact, old plan, whilst it possesses so much make them one. The words busi- superiority, is liable to no inconveni. ritas, colonel, victuals, ashamed, be.

Even pronunciation is as liceed, &c. are pronounced as two readily acquired by it, as by the new syllables, though they are really plan. The learner cannot know that three.

tion sounds like shun, tial like shal, “2. The division adopted renders science like shense, &c. till his teacher the gradations in spelling a word, directs him to this pronunciation : more simple, and much easier to the and the same direction will teach him learner, than combining the letters that ti-on, ti-al, sci-ence, &c. have the If spelling is made practicable and ea. same sounds. Much therefore is lost sy to children, by dividing words into and nothing gained, by the new divi. syllables, it follows, that the more sion.” this division can be conveniently ex- We cannot conclude this article tended, the better it is calculated to without congratulating the public, and answer the end.

the heads of seminaries in particular, “3. The old plan of dividing these on the acquisition of the complete letters, or terminations, is uniform system of education, which the elever and invariable: the new plan, of not different works of Lindley Murray dividing them, is liable to numerous now compose. Beginning at the very exceptions, and frequent variations. vestibule of literature, the attentive

Combining or separating learner may now ascend from the syllables according to the pronuncia. First Book for children, step by step, tion, would present still more irregu- through the Spelling Book, the Intro, lar and uncouth appearances, than the duction to the English Reader, the


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English Reader, the Sequel to the Rea- twenty four thousand of the abridgder, the Abridged Grammar, the Gram- ment. In our own country also the mar, Exercises to the Grammar, Key sale is perhaps not less extensive. to the Exercises, Lecture Francois, and Most of our Universities, espeially Power of Religion on the Mind, till he those at New Haven, Princeton, Newhas attained to every necessary ac- York, Philadelphia, Williamsburgh, complishment in the English lan- and Schenectady have adopted this guage.

Grammar ; and ere long perhaps no The rank which our countryman* other will be used in any College in has acquired in the literary world, America. cannot be contemplated, but with There could not be offered a satisfaction, by every American, who stronger confirmation of the justness feels an honest pride in beholding of the character we have given of these proofs of the falsehood of the these publications, than will be found assertion made by certain French in the following quotation from the philosophers, that genius could not late Dr. Hugh Blair, who thus conoriginate in the western hemisphere. veyed his sentiments on those which Lindley Murray, as a grammarian, were then published, now stands without a rival. His En- “Mr. Murray's Grammar, with the glish Grammar has the encomiums of Exercises and Key, in a separate volevery transatlantic writer of taste and ume, I esteem as a most excellent judgment. Twelve thousand copies performance. I think it superior to of it are sold annually in London, and any work of that nature we have yet

had ; and I am persuaded that it is,

by much, the best Grammar of the It may not be generally known that English language extant. On SynLindley Murray is a native of New wonderful degree of acuteness and

tax in particular he has shown York and a member of the Society of precision, in ascertaining the proprieFriends. He was bred to the profession ty of language, and rectifying the of the law, in which he promised to become one of its most shining orna

numberless errors, which writers are ments. But being attacked with a

apt to commit. Were I only begin. painful and tedious illness, which

ning my course, as I am now (in my terminated in the loss of the use of his

83d year) on the point of finishing it, lower extremities, he adopted the advice

I would have hoped to have been of his physicians, and took a voyage style by his instructions and exam. List of Dew Publications. The Shade of Plato ; or, a defence rian church in the United States of of religion, morality, and government. America; by appointment of their A poem in four parts. By David Hitch- standing committee of Missions, by cock. To which is prefixed, a Eliphalet Nott, D. D. President of sketch of the author's life. Hudson. Union College in the State of New H. Croswell. 12 mo.

much benefited in point of accurate across the Atlantic. His indisposition, however, on his arrival in England, in ples. Most usefu'they must certain. stead af lessening, increased to such a

ly be to all who are applying themselves degree, that he found it necessary to de

to the arts of composition.fer the period of his return till some favourable change should take place in charitable institutions. Possessed of an his disorder. He therefore purchased a independent fortune, and having no chilbeautifnl retreat in the neighbourhood of dren to provide for, he appears to cherYork, where, with an amiable wife, he ish, as his only wish, the luxury of be. has remained nearly twenty years, and ing useful to his fellow creatures. where indeed he has employed those late letter to a friend in this country, af. faculties, with which he has been so ter modestly adverting to the unparallel. preeminently endowed by Providence, to ed sale and reputation of his books in the benevolent purpose of composing his Europe, he concludes, I hope that this numerous works on the education of flattering success has no improper effect youth. This retreat is not less distin- upon me. I am sure that my manifold guished for the attractions it presents to imperfections are sufficient to check elaliterary men, than for the hospitality tion of mind, and to make me humbie. which reigns at its board. The whole I do indeed feel grateful to the Author of the profits, which it may be imagin- of all good, that under my long contin

ed are very great, arising from the sale ued bodily infirmities, I am not yet G · of his books, have been bestowed upon useless being in the world."

In a

York, May 19, 1806. Philadelphia. A new edition of this work is contem- Jane Aitken. plated in Boston.

The Virginia Religious Magazine, Twelve letters addressed to Rev. published under the patronage of the Samuel Austin, A. M. in which his Synod of Virginia, by the Editor, vindication of partial washing for Volume II, for the year 1806. LexChristian Baptism, contained in ten ington. Samuel Walkup. letters, is reviewed and disproved. Sanctuary Waters; or the spread By Daniel Merrill, A. M. pastor of the of the gospel. A Sermon, preached church of Christ in Sedgwick. 12 mo. before the Massachusetts Baptist pp. 96. Boston. Manning & Loring Missionary Society, at their annual

An answer to this has been published meeting, by William Collier, A. M. by Mr. Austin at Worcester.

pastor of the Baptist church in A treatise on the Diseases of Child. Charlestown, (Mass.) Boston, May ren, and management of infants from 28, 1806. Manning & Loring. the birth. By Michael Underwood, A Sermon, preached before the X. D. Licentiate in Midwifery, of the convention of the clergy of MassaRoyal College of Physicians in Lon. chusetts, Boston, May 29, 1806. By don, &c. &c. Second American from Joseph Lyman, D. D. pastor of the the sixth London edition. 8vo. pp. 270. church in Hatfield. Boston. David Boston. D. West.

Carlisle. Reflections on the Rise and Fall of Bonaparte, and the French people the ancient Republics, adapted to the under his Consulate. Translated present state of Great Britain. By Ed. from the German. The first Ameri. ward W. Montague, jun. 12mo. pp. can edition. New York. Isaac Col. 336. Philadelphia. c. P. Wayne. lins and Son. Sold also by E. Cot

A sermon, preached in the audi. ton, Boston. ence of His Excellency Caleb Strong, The fulfilling of the Scripture, or Governor, His Honor Edward H. an essay, shewing the exact accom. Robbins, Esq. Lieutenant Governor, plishment of the word of God in his the Hon. the Council, Senate and works performed and to be perform. House of Representatives of the ed, for confirming of believers, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on convincing Atheists of the present the Anniversary Election, May 28, time: Containing some rare histo. 1806, By Samuel Shepard, A. M. ries of the works and the servants of Congregational Minister of Lenox. God in the church of Scotland. By Boston. Young & Minns. 1806. Rev. Robert Fleming, pastor of a

A discourse on the necessity and church in Rotterdam. Charlestown. importance of wisdom and knowledge, 1806. Samuel Etheridge. delivered at the opening of the Lin- Universalism confounds and decoin Academy in New Castle, Octo- stroys itself ; or, Letters to a Friend; ber 1, 1805. By Kiah Bayley, A. M. in four parts. Part 1. Dr. Huntingpastor of the church in New Castle. ton's and Mr, Relly's scheme, which Wiscasset. Babson and Rust. denies all future punishment, shown

The Happy nation, a sermon, to be made up of contradictions, preached at the Anniversary Elec- 2. Dr. Chauncy's, Mr. Winchester's, tion in Hartford, May 8, 1806. Petitpierre's, and Med. Dr. Young's By Rev. William Lyman, A. M.pas- scheme, which supposes a limited tor of a church in East Haddam. punishment hereafter, shown to be Hartford. Hudson and Goodwin. made up of contradictions. 3. Eve 1806.

erlasting, forever, forever and ever, A sermon, preached before the naturally and originally, mean duraGeneral Assembly of the Presbyte. tion without end. 4. The sufficiency

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