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the spirit of active Christian charity with spiritual blessings in heavenly has been awakened, and a fire kindled places, and at the same time in greatby the Lord, which already shines in- er or less degrees with temporal to the remotest parts of the earth. In goods, aid us by your active concurthe powerful kingdom of Great Brit- rence in performing this work of love. ain, a society has been formed con- Enable us by your charitable contri. sisting of Christians of all ranks and butions, both small and great (for religious denominations, for the lau- the smallest gift derives worth from dable purpose of propagating the the intention of the .giver, and beword of God, to the utmost of their comes, by God's blessing, great) to power, by cheap distribution among sow the good seed of God's word in the poor."
abundance. Let us do good to all [Here follows an extract from the men, but chiefly to those of the housefirst Report of the British and Foreign hold of faith. (Gal. vi. 9.)” Bible Society. ]
The above-mentioned address bav. “ No fire burns upon the altar of the ing been enclosed in a letter to his Lord, without spreading its flames Prussian Majesty soliciting his graaround. This fire has also extended cious protection, he returned the folits flames. The zeal of Christians in lowing answer : England has also infused itself into “ It is with real satisfaction that I the hearts of Christians in Germany. discover, from your letter of the 7th
“ Already in the German Empire of February, and the enclosed address, a society has been formed, actuated the laudable endeavours of the Prusby the same spirit and for the same sian Bible Society for the gratuitous purpose as that in England. In the and cheap distribution of the Bible to Prussian states also there is still room the poor of my dominions; and whilst for sowing the good seed of the I render justice to your particular word. They still contain districts merit in promoting such an useful inwhere, in the houses of many Protes- stitution, I transmit to you at the same tant families, the precious Bible is tine 20 Frederick's d'or, as an addition sought in vain.
to its funds. I am your gracious King, “ Christians in our Prussian coun
“FREDERIC WILLIAM." try! who have been favoured by God
(To be continued.)
occurred to him, last autumn, at The Rev. Dr. Playfair, Principal Cheltenham. Meeting a woman with of the College of St. Andrew's, has a child, whose face was shockingly published his proposals for a Com- disfigured by eruption, he inquired plete System of Geography, Ancient the cause, and was told, that the child and Modern. It is to consist of six had been inoculated, twelve months back, volumes in Quarto, each vol. contain: with the Cow-Pox; and had been, in ing upwards of 700 pages, price two consequence, in that state, ever since ! guineas, accompanied by 50 large Determined to investigate the fact, sheet maps.
The first volume will he waited on the mother, who assurappear as soon as a competent num- ed him that the child had never been inber of subscribers is obtained.
oculated at all, but that she intended A MSS. of the Gospel of St. John taking it to Dr. Jenner for that purpose, in Latin, but written on parchment in since the Cow-Pox inoculation had entireRoman characters mixed with Saxon, ly cured another of her children, which said to be 1,200 years old, has been had been afflicted with a similar eruplately exhibited to the Antiquarian tion. This, the Editors say, they un. Society, by the Rev. Mr. Milner. derstand has been since done ; and
Captain Macnamara, of the East the skin, as in the former instance, India Company's service, has publish, became, almost immediately after, ed in the Medical and Physical Journ. perfectly free from eruption; and al for August, the following circum. such instances, they add, are become stances respecting Vaccination, which familiar to them. Captain Macna
mara justly observes, that had he it must be repeated three or four quitted Cheltenham without investi- times. gating this affair, he might have been immocently the cause of propagating a most wanton or malicious falsehood; The Teylerian Society at Haarlem while he might have asserted the case have proposed the following ques. to have fallen under his own observa- tions, as the subject of a prize Essay, tion.
to be adjudged on the 8th of April, The sale of the most popular periodi. 1807 :- i. In what does the difference cal works in France is said not to ex- between Natural and Revealed Religceed 500 copies, while that of the same on consist ? 2. Whether various publi. class of works in England varies cations have not appeared, at differ. from 1000 to 10,000. In Germany, ent times, which tend to obscure this 4000 copies are sold, it is said, of the difference, and to cause the advanJena Literary Gazette ; and nearly as tages possessed by Christianity over many of some other literary and sci- the Religion of Nature to be forgot. entific Journals.
ten? 3. Whether, in proportion as A new periodical work is just com. these writings are disseminated, and mencing, entitled The Literary Pano- the two Religions assimilated, in evrama, in monthly numbers, price 2s. ery point, to each other, the most fa. 6d., printed on extra royal paper. It tal effects may not be expected to rewill include a Review of books, chief. sult to Christianity, Morality, and ly foreign; a Register of Events ; the happiness of man? The prize and a Magazine of Varieties. · It is a gold medal of 400 florins in value. professes to comprise intelligence The essays must be written either in from the various districts of the Dutch, English, French, or Latin. United Kingdom ; the British con- The following remedy for stopping nexions in the East Indies, the West bleedings from the nose has been in Indies, America, Africa, Western universal use, say the editors of the Asia, and the Continent of Europe. Medical and Physical Journal, for
The flourishing state of the grand more than a hundred years, in the staple manufacture of this kingdom province of Frisia ; but was kept a may be estimated from the following profound secret, till Mr. Tjalingii, comparative view. In the West apothecary at Amsterdam, made its Riding of Yorkshire, in 1725, were composition public ; which is as fol. manufactured 26,671 pieces of broad lows.-R. Sacchari Saturni unciam cloth; in 1805, they amounted to unam, vitrioli Martis unciam semis, 300,237 pieces, making 10,079,256 seorsim terantur in mortaris vitrio, yards. Of narrow cloths, in 1738, adde spiritus vini uncias octo. M. there were 14,496 pieces manufac. Young persons, from ten to twelve tured ; and in 1605, they amounted years of age, are to take ten or to 165,847 pieces, making 6,193,317 twelve drops ; patients under twenty, yards.
fourteen or fifteen drops ; and grown persons, twenty drops ;- four times
each, in a spoonful of wine or brandy. The imperial printing establish- He has succeeded in the most obsti. ment at Paris employs 400 workmen, nate cases. By analogy, bę recombesides a number of women, who mends the same medicine for the fold and stitch the pamphlets and cure of hæmorrhages of all kinds; laws printed there.
particularly those of the uterus, M. Guyton gives the following as a which often prove very tedious. sure specific against contagion :- The literary productions of HolTake four ounces of salt, six grains land, including translations, were of manganese, water two ounces, and very numerous last year. On The. sulphuric acid two ounces. The ology they amounted to 130; besides manganese in powder is mixed with journals, which treat chiefly of divin. the salt in an earthen vessel, the ty, and a weekly paper, which conwater is then added, and afterwards tains but Biblical Dissertations, and the sulphuric acid. One fumigation is supported by many persons. On is sufficient, if the chamber be not medicine, physic, and natural histoinhabited; but if there be patients, ry, 114 works appeared.
on the coast of Malabar, for the pur. Don MICHAEL CABANELLAS, a pose of examining the ancient He. Spanish Physician, during the preve brew manuscripts preserved in the alance of the contagious distempers synagogue of the Jeu's at that place, which raged at Carthagena, shut him “These manuscripts are represented self up, with 50 persons, in one of the to be of very high antiquity, being hospitals of that city, in order to prove supposed to contain that portion of the efficacy of acid fumigations. He the Scripture, which was written be. and his companions, among whom fore the dispersion of the Jews. A were two of his own children, actual collation of them with the European ly slept in the beds where many pa- ' copies has been long desired by the tients had recently fallen victims to learned.” It was to solicit an exam. this dreadful disease ; without em ination of these Hebrew manuscripts, ploying any other preservatives than that the late President Stiles ad the mineral acid fumigations, as di.
dressed a letter to Sir William rected by Mr. Guyton ; after being Jones, in the year 1794. Before the thus strictly confined, the whole 51 President's letter reached India, this persons came out in perfect health. great oriental scholar had deceased ; The king of Spain has, in conse but it was read to the Asiatic Socie. quence, conferred suitable rewards ty, and was to be answered by Sir on all who thus exposed themselves John Shore, (Lord Teignmouth) for the service of the state, and the its President, when the necessary reinterests of humanity,
searches should have been made. The early return of Sir John Shore
to England was inauspicious to this An errontion of Mount Vesuvius design, as well as to the general in. has recently taken place, exceeding terests of oriental literature. It is any thing of the kind within the mem- gratifying, however, to find, that the ory of man. The summit of the object is still kept in view, and that it mountain is torn to pieces ; and the was likely to be prosecuted by Dr. rim of the crater is quite altered. Buchanan; whose established literary In consequence of the number of fis character, and distinguished zeal in sures, it is thought that a whole side the cause of oriental learning, are a of the mountain will fall in. About sufficient pledge for the fidelity of the a hundred dwelling houses and es. investigation. tates have been ruined; with large
UNITED STATES. tracts of vineyard ground, cornfields, Noah WEBSTER, Esq. so well &c. The volcano is not yet quiet.* The known in the literary world by his la. subterranean noises dreadful. bours to improve the English lan, Flashes of lightning are, from time to guage, and to facilitate an accurate time, emitted from clouds of smoke. knowledge of it, we understand is Great apprehensions are entertained, now engaged and far advanced in the that Torre del Greco may share the arduous and expensive undertaking, fate of Herculaneum. A part of its of compiling a complete Dictionary of streets have been already inundated the English language ; but informs with the lava, which the inhabitants the public that he has not the means have removed with incredible labour to prosecute it entirely at his own ex. and fatigue. Still the stream con pense. He has invited to his assist. tinues to run very near the place ; and ance the instructors of the principal the inhabitants are deterred from seminaries in the United States, and leaving their houses, through fear of has already received the patronage of injury by the glowing cinders dis. the faculties of Yale, Princeton, Dart. charged from the mountain. A great mouth, Williamstown, and Middlebu. quantity of ashes has also fallen in ry Colleges. In accomplishing an Naples.
Ch. Ob. object of such magnitude and im.
portance, for which Mr. W. from na. We are happy to learn that the ture and habit is peculiarly fitted, and Rev. Dr. Claudius Buchanan, provost which may prove both honorary and of the college of Fort William, was advantageous to our country, we trust the last year to proceed to Cochin, every literary institution, and erery August, 1806.
man of science will cheerfully lend
his aid. Mr. W. also proposes to exhibit correct etymologies of many Greck, Latin, and Hebrew words, to
be inserted in future editions of dictionaries and lexicons of those languages.
List of New Publications.
The importance of preaching the day after the interment of deacon Pe. Word of God, in a plain, distinguish- ter Whitney, who departed this life ing, and faithful manner. A sermon, Deo. 9, 1805, in the 60th year of his delivered at the ordination of the age. By Nathanael Emmans, D.D. Rev. Josiah W. Cannon, to the pasto. pastor of the church in Franklin, ral care of the church and congrega- Providence. Heaton & Williams. tion in Gill, (Mass.) By Theophilus The Christian Institutes ; or, the Packard, A. M. pastor of the church sincere word of God. Being a plain in Shelburne. Greenfield. J. Denip and impartial account of the whole 1806.
faith and duty of a Christian. Col. A discourse, delivered at the dedi- lected out of the writings of the Old cation of the new academy in Frye- and New Testament: digested under burg, June 4, 1806. By the Rev. proper heads, and delivered in the Nathaniel Porter, A. M. Portland. words of Scripture. By the Right Thomas B. Wait. 1806.
Rev. Father in God, Francis, late A sermon, delivered at Ashburn. bishop of Chester. The 1st Ameriham, May 22, 1806, at the interment can, from the 12th London edition. of Mr. John Cushing, jun. who ex- 12mo. pp. 330. New York. T. & J. pired at the house of his father. By Swords. Seth Payson, A. M. pastor of the The Grave, a poem, by Robert church in Rindge. Leominster, Blair. I To which is added, Gray's (Mas.) S. & J. Wilder. 1807. Elegy in a Country Church-yard,
A sermon, delivered at Hartford, 12mo. Newburyport. W. & J. GilJanuary 6, 1807, at the funeral of the Rev. James Cogswell
, D. D. late Memoirs of Captain Roger Clap, pastor of the church in Scotland, in one of the first settlers of New Eng. the town of Windham. By Nathan land, containing an account of the Strong, pastor of the north Presbyte- hardships which he and others experian church in Hartford. Hartford. rienced on their landing. 12mo. 37 Hudson & Goodwin. 1807.
cents, marble covers. Boston. W. A Catalogue of Plants contained in
T. Clap. the Botanic Garden, at Elgin, in the The Christian Character exempli. vicinity of New-York,-established in fied from the papers of Mary Magda. 1801, by David Hosack, M. D. pro- len A-s, late wife of Frederick fessor of Botany and Materia Medica Charles AS, of Goodman's Fields; in Columbia College, and Fellow of selected and revised by John Newton, the Linnæan Society in London. New- Rector of St. Mary, Woolnoth. York, T. & J. Swords.
New-York, Kimber, Conrad, & Co. The Domestick Chaplain : being
The Wonders of Creation, natural fifty-two short Lectures, with appro- and artiicial, in 2 vols. Containing priate Hymns, on the most interesting an account of the most remarkable subjects, for every Lord's day in the mountains, rivers, lakes, caves, catayear. Designed for the improvement racts, mineral springs, Indian mounds, of families of every Christian denomi- and antiquities in the world. Boston. nation), By John Stanford, M. A. J. M. Dunbam. New-York, T. & J. Swords.
A world without souls. First A. merican from the second London E. A new edition of Webster's Gram. dition. Hartford. Lincoln & Glea. mar, revised and greatly enlarged by son.
the author. New York, Brisban & A discourse delivered next Lord's Brannan.
IN THE PRESS.
Walker's Dictionary abridged. New York. Brisban & Brannan.
WORKS PROPOSED. Institutes of Biblical Criticism, or, Sermons, by Hugh Blair, D.D.F.R.S. Heads of the Course of Lectures on late Professor of Rhetoric and Belle that Subject, read in the University Lettres, in the University of Edin. of King's College, Aberdeen, in 8vo. burgh, in 3 vols. complete, from the by Gilbert Gerrard, D. D. Professor 25th London edition of 5 vols. To of Divinity. England.
which will be prefixed, the Life of the Beausobre's Introduction to he Author. Boston. J. M. Dunham. New Testament. England.
On the 11th of June, 1806, the Rev. tory prayer by the Rev. Asa Lyman Josiah W.CANNON, was ordained to of Bath ; sermon by Rev. Elijah Parthe pastoral care of the Congrega ish, from 2 Cor. ii. 16. Ordaining tional church and society in Gill. prayer by Rev. Jonathan Powers of The Rev. Moses Miller, of Heath, Penobscot; charge by Rev. Eliphalet made the introductory prayer;
the Gillet of Hallowell ; the right hand Rev. Theophilus Packard, of Shel- of fellowship by Rev. Mighill Blood burne, preached the sermon ; the of Buckston: conchuding prayer by Rev. Joseph Field, of Charlemont, Rev. Mr. Bayley, of Newcastle. made the consecrating prayer ; the
Ordained, 4th February, 1807, as Rev. John Emerson, of Conway, gave an evangelist, at West Hampton, the charge; the Rev. David Smith, Rev. ALVAN SANDERSON. Sermon of Durham, (Con.) gave the right by Rev. Rufus Wells, of Whately; hand of fellowship, and the Rev. Eze- charge by Rev. Dr. Lyman ; right kiel L. Bascom, of Gerry, made the hand of fellowship by Rev. Enoch concluding prayer.
Hale; Rev. Payson Williston made On the 18th of Feb. 1807, was or- the introductory prayer ; ordaining dained at Winthrop, (Me.) Rev. prayer by Rev. Solomon Williams; David THURSTON. The introduc- concluding prayer by Rev. Mr. Tracy.
Dbituary. At Stafford, (Conn.) on the 16th own industry, with little compensault. Rev. JOHN WILLARD, D.D. tion, for discharging the duties of his Pastor of the First Church in that calling, afforded him a bare competown. He was son of the late Rev. tency. Samuel Willard, of Biddeford, and Died, in the course of the last fall, brother of the late President of Har- STEPHEN SMITH, Esq. Collector of vard College. He was graduated at excise at Machias. The following that Seminary in 1751 ; and the few sketch of his religious exercises col. contemporaries who survive him, will lected from a manuscript, which was remember and lament one whom they us by the Rev. Alexander loved for his virtues, and respected McLean, cannot be unacceptable to for his talents, his industry and his devout readers. acquirements. After having labour- In the year 1786, he began, through ed with fidelity for more than half a the influence of the divine Spirit, to century of years in the vineyard of reflect seriously on his past ungodly Christ, with little interruption from life. His views of spiritual things sickness, and none from indolence, he were for some time exceedingly er. was removed from this state of sor. roneous. Through the blindi ess of row, disease and death. He died la- his heart, he thought religion a mented by his professional brethren gloomy thing, though necessary to with whom he associated, whose con- salvation. He became, however, fidence he fully possessed ; and more more and more impressed with his especially by children whom he edu. own guilty, wretched state. After cated at public seminaries ; while his being agitated a considerable time