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first appearance of ephus, but in a row; and they will soon be given to few days the yellow tinge of the skin the public, accompanied with accuconvinced us that we had a more dan. rate Memoirs of his Lordship's Life. gerous disease to contend with. (Here he relates his method of treat

FRANCE. ment, which he says, he has crery The Colleges for the education of reason to believe would have been ve the English, Irish, and Scotch Cath. ry successful, bad they had proper olics in Paris, have, by a decree of convenience, and not been exposed to the Emperor, been united into one the heat of the sun.) Our numbers establishment: and a course of Lec. diminished very rapidly : for, as the tures on Philosophy is now delivering rainy season advanced, the dysentery there in the Latin language. made its appearance, and we reached the river Niger, 22d August, in a ve

ITALY. ry weak and sickly state. On our ar Among the MSS. dug out from the rival we had a long palaver with the ruins of Herculaneum, a fragment of king of Bamboura, and received per- a Latin Poem has been discovered, mission to pass to the eastward, and containing above 60 hexameter verses, arrived at Thirpla, (Sansanding) which relate to the battle of Actium where we have resided near two and the death of Cleopatra. The months, fitting out our schooner, and MS. is written in large letters, and laying in provisions. The healthy all the words are separated by points, season is now set in, and I indulge the Some hopes are entertained, that this hope of reaching the coast before any will prove to be the poem of Varius, more of us drop off. Out of 44 Eu the friend of Horace and of Virgil ropeans, who left the Gambia in good and that the whole of that work will health, only lieutenant Martin, and be recovered. three soldiers, of the royal African corps, and myself, remain alive. I NEW ENGLAND. have not had a day's sickness since I The number of young gentlemen, left Goree. Mr. Anderson, my broth- who received the degree of Bachelor er, friend, and companion, died of a of Arts, in the different Colleges in dysentery on the 28th of October, and New England, in 1806, follows: Mr. Scott of a fever two months ago. At Harvard, in Cambridge, (Ms.) 41

“ I am yours, &c. Yale, New Haven, (Con.) 73 (Signed] “ MUNGO PARKE." Brown, Providence, (R.I)

18 The guide who brought these let Dartmouth, Hanover, (N.H.) 25 ters, says, that he saw Mr. Parke to Williams, Williamstown, (Ms.) 26 the eastward of Sansanding, after Middlebury, Middlebury, (Vt.) 14 the date of bis letter. He also re Burlington, Burlington, (Vt.) 6 ports, that there was an English ship Bowdoin, Brunswick, (Me.) in the Gambia that had letters on board from Mr. Parke, for his majes

Total, 210 ty's secretary of state.---Lon. paper. In 1805, the whole number was 188 The Executors of Lord Macartney

Increase 22 have confided his papers to Mr. Bar.

List of Dew publications.

NATURE Displayed, in her mode of French. By N. G. Dufief. Second teaching language to man; or a new edition, with considerable additions and infallible method of acquiring a and corrections. Vol. I. containing Language, in the shortest time possi- the conversation, phrases, and Le ble, deduced from the Analysis of the Lecteur Francais premiere parte. Human Mind, and consequently suit. Philadelphia. John Watts. 1806. ed to every capacity. Adapted to the pp. 460.

Two Discourses, occasioned by the and corrected by Robert Patterson, sudden deaths of Joseph Brown, jun. professor of mathematics and teacher Æt. 23, and James Jenness, Æt. 24 ; of natural philosophy, in the universiwho were drowned near Rye-beach, ty of Pennsylvania. Vol. I. To this (N. H.) on the evening of the 9th volume is subjoined, by the American Sept. 1806. The former delivered editor, A brief outline or compendious Sept. 10th, at the time of interment ; system of modern chemistry : comthe latter delivered the Lord's day piled from the latest publications on following. By William Pidgin, A.M. that subject. Price to subscribers Minister of a Presbyterian Church $11,50 the set. Philadelphia. Wood. in Hampton. Newburyport. E. W. ward. Allen. 1806.

Travels in Louisiana and the FloriA Sermon, preached at the meet. das, in the year 1802, giving a correct ing-house in the vicinity of Dartmouth picture of those countries. Translat, College, on the Sabbath preceding ed from the French, with notes, &c. Commencement, 1806 ; and publish By John Davis. 12mo. pp. 182. New ed at the request of the inhabitants York. Printed by and for I. Riley and students. By Elijah Parish, A.M. and Co. Pastor of the Church of Christ in Bye Columbian Eloquence ; being the field, Mass. Hanover, N. H. Davis. speeches of the most celebrated A. 1806.

merican orators, as delivered in the Free Communion of all Christians late trial of the Hon. Samuel Chase, at the Lord's Table ; illustrated and before the Senate of the United States. defended, in a discourse. To which is 3 vols, 12mo. Price $1,50. Baltiadded, a short specimen of the pro. more. ceedings of the Baptist Church and Discoveries made in exploring the Council, in their labour with, and Missouri, Red, and Washita rivers, withdrawing fellowship from the au and countries adjacent, by Captains thor. By Elder Simeon Snow, late Levis and Clarke, Dr. Sibley, Wm. Elder of a Baptist Church in Guil. Dunbar, Esq. and Dr. Hunter ; with ford. Greenfield. Denio.

an appendix, by Mr. Dunbar, not be An Epitome of Ecclesiastical His fore published, containing lists of sta; tory. By David S. Rowland, late ges and distances on the Red and Minister of the First Church in Wind. Washita rivers to the Hot Springs i sor. Hartford. Lincoln & Gleason. lists of the most obvious vegetable

The Trial of Virtue, a sacred poem; productions of the Washita country, being a paraphrase of the whole book which are indigenous or growing withof Job, and designed as an explanato. out cultivation ; notice of certain veg. ry comment upon the divinc original, etables, part of which are supposed interspersed with critical notes upon to be new ; of the medical properties a variety of its passages. In six parts. of the salt springs, &c. 8vo. Natchez, To which is annexed a dissertation on Louisiana. the book of Job. By Rev. Chauncey The Clergyman's Companion, conLee, A.M. Pastor of a Church in taining the official offices of the ProColebrook. Hartford. Lincoln and testant Episcopal Church, used by the Gleason.

clergy of the said church in the disLectures on Natural and Experi. charge of tlieir parochial rites. To mental Philosophy, considered in its which are added, Extracts from the present state of improvement ; des. writings of distinguished divines on cribing, in a familiar and easy mali. the qualifications and duties of the ner, the principal phenomena of na clerical office. 12mo. Price $1,25. ture ; and shewing that they are co New-York, Peter A. Mesier. operate in displaying the goodness, A discourse delivered at the dediwisdom, and power of God. By the cation of the new academy in Frelate George Adams, mathematical in- burg, June 4, 1806. By Rev. Nastrument maker to his majesty, &c. thaniel Porter, A. M. Published at In four volumes. Illustrated with 43 the request of the trustees, Portland. large copperplates, elegantly engrav. B. Wait. 8vo. ed. This American edition, printed A Sermon preached at the ordina. from the last London edition, edited tion of the Rev. Nathan Waldo, A. B: by William Jones, is carefully revised in Williainstown, Vt. Feb. 26, 1806.

ton.

By Elijah Parish, A. M. pastor of the by the Rev. JOSEPH WASHBURN, church in Byefield, Mass. Hanover, late pastor of a church of Christ in N. H. Moses Davis. pp. 16. Farmington. To which will be add

Vol. II. Part I. of the New Cyclo- ed, the sermon of the Rev. Asahel pedia, or Universal Dictionary of Arts Hooker, delivered on the occasion of and Sciences—To be completed in 20 Mr. Washburn's death.

Price $1. rols. quarto. Formed upon a inore Hartford. Lincoln & Gleason. enlarged plan of arrangement than The profits arising from the sale the dictionary of Mr. Chambers. By of 1000 volumes, the least contemplated Abraham Rees. 83 the half vol. number, will be applieil to the benefit of Philadelphia. Bradford. Lemuel Mrs. Washburn, and her orphan chil. Blake, No. 1, Cornhill, agent in Bos- dren, left with slender means of support ;

and the work will prolong the memory Biographical memoirs of lord vis- of a worthy minister of Christ, and tend count Nelson, with observations crit. to promote the cause of religion. Subical and explanatory. By John Char scriptions are received by E. Lincoln, nock, author of the Biographia Nar. Water Street. alis, &c. 8vo. pp. 350. Second Amer. ican edition. Price $1,50 boards.

FOREIGN Boston. Etheridge and Bliss.

The beneficial effects of Christiani. Strictures on seven sermons, with ty on the temporal concerns of manan appendix, by Rev. Daniel Merrill, kind. Proved from history and facts, of Sedgwick, (Me.) on the Mode and by Bielby, Bishop of London. Subjects of Baptism. In twelve sec Instruction and consolations to the tions. By Joseph Field, A.M. pas- aged, the sick and dying ; extracted tor of the church in Charlemont. from the works of Richard Baxter. Northampton. Pomroy. 1806. pp. 88. Being a sequel to the Rev. Adam

The Deity of Jesus Christ essential Clarke's Abridgment of his Christian to the Christian Religion: a treatise Directory. By S. Palmer. on the Divinity of our Lord Jesus A Supplement to the Dissertation Christ, written originally in French. on the Period of 1260 Years; by G. By James Abbadie, D.D. and Dean S. Faber, B. D. in 8vo. price 4s. of Killaloe, in Ireland. A new edi A Historical View of the Rise and tion of the English translation. Re- Progress of Infidelity, with a Refutavised, corrected, and, in a few places, tion of its Principles and Reasonabridgert. By Abraham Booth, A.M. ings; preached at the Lecture found. Pastor of the Baptist Church, Good ed by the Hon. Robert Boyle, in the man's Fields, London. Burlington, Parish Church of St. Mary le Bow, NS. Ustick. pp. 324.

from the year 1802 to the year 1805 ;

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Drdinations.

ORDAINED at Bridgwater, on the churches by Rev. Dr. Reed, of w. 29th Oct. Rev. James Flint, to the Bridgwater ; and concluding prayer Pastoral care of the Church and So- by Rev. Timothy Flint of Lunenberg: ciety in the East Parish. The solem Oct. 1st. Installed over the 3d nities of the ordination commenced Church and Society in North-Yarwith a prayer by Rev. Mr. Gurney of mouth, the Rev. John Dutton. The Middleboro'. Sermon by Rev. Jacob Rev. Mr. Smith of Turner, offered Flint, of Cohasset, from 2 Tim. iv. 2. the introductory prayer.

The Rev. "Preach the word; be instant in sea Mr. Lyman of Bath, preached the son*; out of season." Ordaining sermon from Ezekiel iii. 17, “ Son of prayer by Rev. Mr. Sanger of South man, I have made thee a watchman Bridgwater. Charge by Rev. Mr. unto the house of Israel, therefore Stone of Reading. Fellowship of the hear the word at my mouth and give

them warning from me.” The Rev. Grey, expressed the fellowship of the Mr. Gillet of Hallowell, offered the churches, and the Rev. Mr. Ward of installing prayer.

The Rev. Mr. New Milford, offered the concluding Mosely of New-Gloucester, gave the prayer. charge. The Rev. Mr. Weston of

+ Memoirs of Mrs. Anne Hodge shall be concluded in our next.

Poetry.

The following tender and elegant little poem is from the pen of Mr. JAME'S

Montgomery, the celebrated author of The Wanderer of Switzerland."

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Ia tbat grave, the infant sleeping
On the mother's lap was laid.

And when night's prophetic stambert
Rend tbe veil to mortal eyes,
From their tombs the sainted numbers
or our lost companions rise.
You have seen a friend, a brother,
Heard a dear dead father speak,
Prov'd the fondness of a mother,
Felt her tears upon your cheek!

Dreams of love your grief begailing,
You have clasp'd a consort'a charins,
And receiv'd your infant smiling
From his mother's sacred arms.

Sveet the hour of tribulation,
When the heart can freely sigha ;
And the tear of resignation
Twinkles in the mournful eye.
Have you felt a kind emotion
Tremble thro' your troubled breast;
Soft as evening o'er the ocean,
When she charms the waves to rest!
Have you lost a friend, a brother?
Heard a father's parting breath?
Gaz'd upon a lifeless mother,

Till she seem'd to wake from death?
Have you felt a spouse expiring
In your arms before your view?
Watch'd the lovely soul retiring
From her eyes that broke on you !
Did not grief then grow romantic,
Raving on remember'd blius!
Did you not, with fervour frantic,
Kiss the lips that felt no kies?
Yes! but when you had resign'a her,
Life and you were reconcil'd ;
Ansia left-she left behind her
One, one dear, one only child.

Horror then your heart congealing,
Chill'd you with intense despair ;
Can you recollect the feeling?
No ! there was no feeling there!
From that gloomy trance of sorrow,
When you woke to pangs unknown,
How unwelcome was the morrow,
For it rose on you alone !
Sank in self-consuming anguish,
Can the poor heart always ache!
No, the tortur'd nerve will languisb,
Or the strings of life must break.
O'er the yielding brow of sadness
One faint sinile of comfort stole
One soft pang of tender gladness
Exquisitely thrill'd your soul,
While the wounds of wo are healing,
While the heart is all resign'd,
'Tis the solemn seast of feeling,
'Tis the sabbath of the mind.
Pensive mem'ry then retraces
Scenes of bliss forever fled,
Lives in former times and places,
Holds communion with the dead.

Trembling, pale and agonizing,
While you mourn'd the vision gone,
Bright the morning star arising,
Open'd heav'n, from whence it shoue.
Thither all your wishes bending
Rose in extacy sublime,
Thither all your hopes ascending
Triumph'd over death and time.

Thus amicted, bruis 'd and brokes,
Have you known such eweet relief?
Yes, my friend ! and by this token
You bave felt "the joy of grief."

But before the green moss peeping, the poor mother's grave array'd,

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

A. on " the Piety of the Ancients," is received. We wishi often to hear from this writer.

Leightor, on the Imprecations in Scripture, shall appear in our next.

We invite the particular attention of all, who are concerned for the purity and prosperity of our churches, to the pieces signed Pastor.

Several communications, which have been some time delayed, shall appear in our next number.

Correspondents are requested to forward their communications early in the month.

OR,

THE CHRISTIAN's ARMORY.

No. 19.]

DECEMBER, 1806. [No. 7. Vol. II.

SOLEMN PROSPECTS AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE

NEW YEAR.

IT is a just though trite re Whilst multitudes of unthinking mark, that the world in which mortals spend their days and we live is never stationary. It years in vanity, regarding, with self, and all things in it, are suf- a brutislı insensibility, the most fering perpetual change. The striking facts which the progress effects produced in external na- of time exhibits ; let us be wise, ture, by the revolutions of day and attend for a little to those and night, and by the regular suc solemn prospects, which the comcession of seasons from year to mencement of a new year opens year, are obvious, even to the to our view. Let us admit the most common observer ; and possibility of dying in the course have often furnished the subject of it; and ( that the writer, as of many a delightful song, to well as very reader of this pathose who have viewed them per, might be enabled, through with a poetic eye.

divine grace, suitably to improve Though human society never the interesting prospect ! becomes extinct, yet the individ “ This year thou shalt die," uals of which it is composed are was the message of God by the continually changing. Every mouth of Jeremiah, to the false day that passes, reinoves many prophet Hananiah : individuals from life; and the year thou shalt die,” is the number must certainly be great, voice of God this day, to many which each succeeding year con who are putting far from them signs to their eternal home. the thoughts of death, and exultMany, in every department of ing in the hope of many future society, of every condition, of years of prosperity and joy. every age, and of every charac Ye men of rank and figure, ter, are cut down by the stroke this message is addressed to maof death ; so that the places ny of you ; who, placed in the which they formerly occupied commanding stations of society, “ know them now no more." are raised to a proud pre-emiSuch changes have happened in nence above your fellow creaall the years that are past, and tures. This day ye are receivsimilar events will undoubtedlying the adulation and homage of occur, in those that are to come. servile dependents and flatterers, Vol. II. No. 7.

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