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of the atonement, for the salvation of youth, and particularly adapted to all, consistent with the final destruc. the use of schools. By the Rev, tion of a part of mankind. Also, the Thomas Smith, author of the Univer. second death explained. Interspers. sal Atlas, &c. First American edi. ed with direct arguments in proof of tion. To which is added a copious the endless misery of the damned ; index, not in the English edition. and answers to the popular objections Boston. Samuel H. Parker. 1806. of the present day, against the doc. Sermons on the religious education trines of grace. By Josiah Spauld. of children; preached at Northamping, A. M. pastor of a church in ton. By Philip Doddridge, D. D. Buckland.

Northampton, (Mass.) A new edition, revised and corrected. Andrew Wright. 1805.

Cambridge. W. Hilliard. 1806. Preparation for war the best secu. A Sermon on Fraud. By Thomas rity for peace. Illustrated in a Ser. Wilson, D. D. Bishop of Sodor and mon delivered before the Ancient and Mann. First American edition, re. Honourable Artillery Company, on vised and corrected. Cambridge. the Anniversary of their election of W. Hilliard. officers, June 2, 1806. By James Ken. A Present for your Neighbour ; dall. Munroe and Francis.

or, the right knowledge of God and The Boston Directory, containing ourselves, opened in a plain, practi. the names, occupations, places of cal, and experimental manner. Cam. abode, and business of the inhabi. bridge. W. Hilliard. tants. A list of the streets, lanes, A Discourse concerning meekness. courts, alleys, wharves, &c. &c. By Rev. Matthew Henry. First Bounds of the new wards. Lists of American edition. Cambridge. W. public offices, town officers, physi. Hilliard. cians, sextons, &c. List of post A short and easy method with De. towns, &c. &c. Illustrated by a plan ists, wherein the certainty of the of the town. Boston. E. Cotton. Christian religion is demonstrated by

The Christian Monitor. No. 2. infallible proof from four rules, in a Containing observations on the life letter to a friend. Cambridge. W. and character of Jesus Christ. Mun Hilliard. roe and Francis, Boston.

O The five last publications are is. Nine Discourses on Baptism, viz, sued in large editions of each, by the Water Baptism, Christian Baptism, Massachusetts Society for promoting Believer's Baptism, Infant Baptism, Christian knowledge, and the Truse Believing parents and their children tees of Phillips' Academy, for charit. in covenant with God, Being buried able distribution. A number of each with Christ in Baptism illustrated. are reserved for sale at a cheap rate To which is annexed, Mrs. Jackson's for the benefit of the Society above confession, Boston. David Carlisle, named, by their agent, William Hil. 1806.

ļiard, Cambridge ; also by E. Lin. The Sacred Mirror ; or, Compen- coln, Boston, dious View of Scripture History. Containing a faithful narration of all In the press, Horæ Paulinæ ; or, the principal events recorded in the the Truth of the Scripture History Old and New Testaments, from the of St. Paul, evinced by a comparison creation of the world to the death of of the epistles, which bear his name, St. Paul. With a continuation from with the Acts of the apostles, and that period to the final destruction of with one another. By William Pa. Jerusalem by the Romans. Design. ley, D. D. Archdeacon of Carlisle. ed for the mental improvement of W. Hilliard. Cambridge.

Drdination

On Thursday, the 5th of June, gational Church in Becket. The 1806, the Rev. Joseph L. Mills was parts in the public exercises on the ordained Pastor of the First Congre- occasion were performed in the prese ence of a numerous assembly, whose Rev. Samuel Shepard, of Lenox, silent attention bore testimony to the made the concluding prayer. The solemnity of the scene. The Rev. great length of time in which the peo. William G. Ballantine, of Washing. ple of this religious society have been ton, made the introductory prayer. destitute of the stated administration The Rev. Asahel Hooker, of Goshen, of the gospel and its ordinances, and (Con.) preached the sermon from i the numerous difficulties under which Cor. ii. 4, 5, 6. The Rev. Dr. West, they have laboured, respecting their of Stockbridge, made the consecrat. ecclesiastical affairs, render it peculi. ing prayer. The Rev. Aaron Bas. arly pleasing to the friends of Zion, to com, of Chester, gave the charge. witness the present union and harThe Rev. Alvan Hyde, of Lee, gave mony existing among them. the right hand of fellowship. The

Poetry.

To tủE EDITORS. GENTLENEN, in a garden belonging to Mr. Tyrrs at Denbigh in Surry, England, is a walk ter.

minated by a beautiful alcove, called Il Penseroso, in which are two elegantly carved pedestals, upon which are placed a Gentleman's and a Lady's skull : each thus addresses the male and female visitants.

H.J.

THE GENTLEMAN'S SKULL.
Why start? The case is yours or will be soon,
Some years perhaps, perhaps another moon.
Life, at its utmost length, is still a breath,
And those who longest dream must wake in death.
Like you I once thought every bliss secure,
And gold of every ill a certain cure ;
Till steep'd in sorrow, and besieg'd with pain,
Too late I found all earthly riches vain.
Disease with scorn thrust back the sordid fee,
And death still answer'd, “ What is gold to me?"
Fame, titles, honours, next I vainly sought,
And fools obsequious nurs'd the childish thought.
Circled with bríb'd applause, and purchas'd praise
I built on endless grandeur, endless days,
Till death awak'd me from my dream of pride;
And laid a prouder beggar at my side.
Pleasures I courted, and obey'd my taste,
The banquet smil'd, and smild the gay repast.
A loathsome carcase was my constant care,
And worlds were ransack'd but for me to share.
Go on, vain man, to luxury be firm,
Yet know, I feasted but to feast a worm.
Already sure, less terrible I seem,
And you, like me, shall own, that life's a dream.
Farewel; remember, nor my words despise,
The only happy, are the early wise.

THE LADY'S SKULL.
Blush not, ye fair, to own me-But be wise,
Nor turn from sad mortality your eyes.
Fame says, and fame alone can tell how true,
I once was lovely and beluv'd like you.

Where are my votaries? Where my flatterers now!
Fled with the subjects of each lover's vow.
Adieu, the roses red, the lilies white ;
Adieu, those eyes, which made the darkness light.
No more, alas, those coral lips are seen,
Nor longer breathes the fragrant gale between.
Turn from your mirror, and behold in me
At once what thousands can't, or dare not see.
Unvarnish’d, I the real truth impart,
Nor here am plac'd but to direct the heart.
Survey me well, ye fair ones, and believe,
The grare may terrify, but can't deceive.
On beauty's fragile state no more depend,
Here youth and pleasure, age and sorrow end.
Here drops the mask, here shuts the final scene,
Nor differs grave threescore from gay fifteen.
All press alike to that same goal, the tomb,
Where wrinkled Laura smiles at Chloe's bloom.

When coxcombs flatter, and when fools adore,
Here learn this lesson, to be vain no more ;
Yet virtue still against decay can arm,
And even lend mortality a charm.

TO CORRESPONDENTS. D. D. on Religious Sincerity, and his Short Remarks on Miracles, are receive ed. This new Correspondent will accept our thanks for his excellent communications. We shall feel ourselves particularly obliged by a continuance of his favours, through the friendly hand, that forwarded the above.

In the Remarks on the Death of Mr. Gibbon, by W. we are happy to recognize the hand of a former Correspondent, to whom we wish more frequently to acknowledge our obligations.

H. on Christian Faithfulness, exemplified in the Conduct of Daniel, shall appear in our next number.

We have received the well written Sketch of the Character and Exercises of Miss A. D. Communications of this kind are always peculiarly acceptable, especially from this Correspondent.

L. on the Effects of Human Apostasy, has just come to hand, and is placed on our files for publication.

PHILOLOGOS, No. 6, on the Decalogue, is necessarily delayed till our next.

AGENTS FOR THE PANOPLIST. Messrs. CUSHING & Appletox, Salem ; THOMAS & WHIPPLE, Newburyport; W. BUTLER, Northampton ; WHITING & BACKUS, Albany : GEORGE RICHARDS, Utica; Collins & PERKINS, New York; W. P. FARRAND, Philadelphia ; Isaac Beers & Co. New Haven, 0. D. Cook, Hartford ; BENJAMIN CUMMINS, Windsor, Vt. ; JOSEPH CUSHING, Amherst, N. H.; Mr. Davis, Hanover, N. H.; Rev. ALVAN HYDE, Lee, Me.; J. KenneDY, Alexandria.

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(Continued from p. 6.) THE writer of these memoirs man. I immediately reflected on was greatly interested by these my happy change, and thought, uncommon events; and, on a Well, blessed be God! I am safe favourable occasion, earnestly at last, notwithstanding all my pressed Mr. Tennent for a mi. fears. I saw an innumerable nute account of what his views host of happy beings, surround. and apprehensions were, while ing the inexpressible glory, in be lay in this extraordinary state acts of adoration and joyous worof suspended animation. He ship; but I did not see any boddiscovered great reluctance to ily shape or representation in enter into any explanation of his the glorious appearance. I heard perceptions and feelings at this things unutterable. I heard their time; but, being importunately songs and hallelujahs, of thanksurged to do it, he at length con- giving and praise, with unspeak. sented, and proceeded with a so- able rapture. I felt joy unutter. lemity not to be described. able and full of glory. I then ap

"While I was conversing with plied to my conductor, and remy brother," said he, “on the quested leave to join the happy state of my soul, and the fears throng. On which he tapped 'I had entertained for my future me on the shoulder, and said, welfare, I found myself, in an ina You must return to the earth. stant, in another state of exist. This seemed like a sword thro' ence, under the direction of a my heart. In an instant I recol. superior being, who ordered me lect to have seen my brother to follow him. I was according, standing before me, disputing ly wafted along, I know not how, with the doctor. The three till I beheld at a distance an in- days, during which I had appear. effable glory, the impression of ed lifeless, seemed to me not which on my mind is impossi- more than ten or twenty minble to communicate to mortal utes. The idea of returning to Vol. II. No. 2.

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this world of sorrow and trouble, It is not surprising, that after gave me such a shock, that I so affecting an account, strong fainted repeatedly.” He added, solicitude should have been felt « Such was the effect on my mind of what I had seen and sick with a ferer ; that the fever inheard, that if it be possible for a creased, and he by degrees sunk under huinan being to live entirely it. After some time (as his friends above the world and the things informed him) he died, or appeared to of it, for some time afterwards I die, in the same manner as persons

usually do'; that in laying liim out, was that person. The ravishing

one happened to draw his hand under sounds of the songs and hallelu- the left arm, and perceived a small jahs that I heard, and the very tremour in the flesh ; that he was laid words that were uttered, were

out, and was cold and stiff. The time

for his fueral was appointed and the not out of iny ears, when awake, for at least three years. All the people collected; but a young doctor,

his particular friend, pleaded with kingdoms of the earth wem in great earnestness that he might not my sight as nothing and vanity ; then be buried, as the tremour under and so great were my ideas of the arm continued ; that his brother, heavenly glory, that nothing, Gilbert, became inpatient with the which did not, in some measure,

young gentleman, and said to him,

What' a man not dead who is cold and relate to it, could command my stiff as a stake! The importunate serious attention."

young friend, however, prerailed ; another day was appointed for the bu.

rial, and the people separated. Dur* The author has been particularly ing this interval many means were solicitous to obtain cvery confirmation made use of to discover, if possible, of this extraordinary event in the lite somoc symptoms of life, but none apof Mr. Tennent. He, accordingly, peared excepting the tremour. The wrote to erery person he could thuk doctor never left him for three nights of, likely to have conversed with Mr. and three days. The people again T. on the subject. He received sev. met to bury him, but could not even eral answers ; but the following letter then obtain the consent of his friend, from the worthy successor of Mr. T. who pleaded for one hour more ; and in the pastoral charge of his church, when that was gono, be pleaded for half will answer for the author's purpose. an hour, and then for a quarter of an

hour; when, just at the end of this pe. * V1onmouth, N. 7. December 10, 1305. riod, on which hung his last hope, “Dear Sir,

Mr. Tennent opened his eyes. They * “Agreeably to your request, I now then pried open his mouth, which send you in writing the remarkable was stiff, so as to get a quill into it, account, which I sometime since gave through which some liquid was con Tou verbally, respecting your good reved into the stomach, and he by de. friend, my worthypredecessor, the late grees recorered. Rev. William Tehnent, of this place. " This account, as intimated beIn a very free and feeling conversas fore, Mr. Tennent said he had receive tion on religion, and on the future ed from his friends. I said to him, rest and blessedness of the people of 'Sir, you seem to be one indeed rais. God, (while travelling together from cd from the deadl, and may tell us Monmouth to Princeton) I mentioned what it is to die, and what you were to Mr. Tennent that I should be high- sensible of while in that state.' He by gratified in hearing, from his own replied in the following words: 'As. mouth, an account of the trance which to dying– I found my fever increase, he was said to have been in, unless and I became weaker and weaker, the relation would be disagreeable to until, all at once, I found myself in himself. After a short silence, he heaven, 36 I thought.

I saw no proceeded, saying, that he had been shape as to the Deity, but glory all wa

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