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partake without danger, if not significative upon the same without guilt.

principle ; and in most cases we Unquestionably men of char- are as much bound to abide by acter, virtue, or religion, never their meaning—as much liable appear so much out of place to the imputation of their nat. never appear so contemptible, oral consequences. Now, judgas in a scene and occupation, ing according to the known sense which the gay and the dissipat which the world in general, ed claim peculiarly as their own. both those who have religion And one is tempted to pity the and those who have none, put condition of worthy persons, upon frequenting places of pubwho, with all their awkward at- lic amusement, I consider such tempts to assume the manners, conduct as a badge, a signal, a and accommodate themselves to mark, by which the person so the spirit of their company, are acting gives it to be understood, shunned and ridiculed by the that he is on the world's side ; very persons, for whose sake that he classes himself with they make the sacrifice. There those who live without God in is, at least, in the amusements the world, and who look for no here condemned, a levity, a du- happiness but what is to be enbiousness, little consonant with joyed here. If this interpretathe prevailing sobriety, circum- tion should be only doubtful, it spection, and self-jealousy, which would still be incumbent upon a belong to the Christian charac-Christian to be on his guard, and ter.

neither give just offence, nor But I consider the matter in put a stumbling block in the way another light. There is a lan- of his brother. There is a reguage in the conduct which I spect due even to the prejudices

reprobating Men may of men; and if, by inattention speak by actions as well as by to these, we embolden others to words. Language, properly so transgress, or defeat our own called, is a system of arbitrary usefulness, we shall not be acá sounds, which, by a tacit, im- counted by our judge as guiltplied, and known consent, con- less of the injury that is done. vey certain definite ideas. No

X. formal or express compact was ever made by any individual to this purpose.

The sounds Religious Intelligence. themselves are so far from hav.. ing any necessary connection At the last general meeting of the with the ideas for which they British and Foreign Bible Society, a stand, that in some other lan- report of the committee was read,

and has since been printed, which guage they may denote directly

contains much interesting informathe reverse.

Yet such is the tion. obligation arising from the con- The knowledge of the establishsent abovementioned, that a man ment of this society has been diffusby his words may not only pro-ed,

not only through the united kingduce evils of the most serious doms, but over the continent of Eu

and has produced the happiest

rope, nature, but become justly effects. In Ireland the most favorachargeable with the guilt of ble reception was given to the plan ; causing them. Actions are I and, in Scotland, the synod of Glase 12 $ 51 00

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gow and Air were so much impres- tions for printing and circulating the sed with the beneficial tendency of Holy Scriptores are actually forming the institution, as even to direct col. among the Roman Catholics of Ger. lections to be made for its benefit in many. To encourage these beginall the churches and chapels within nings of good, the committee had autheir bounds.

thorized the Nuremberg society to At Nuremberg, in Germany, a distribute among the Roman CathoBible Society had been formed, to lics 1000 New Testaments to be paid which a number of persons, not only for by the British and Foreign Bible in that empire, but in Switzerland al. Society. so contributed ; and the formation of With respect to the want of Bibles which had been greatly promoted by in different parts of the Christian a donation of 1002. voted by the world, it had appeared that, in the committee of the English Bible Soci- southern provinces of Ireland, not ety. The Nuremberg Society had above a third of the protestant famibegun to print 5000 copies of a Ger- lies possess Bibles ; and that amongst man Protestant edition of the New the papists who are far more númer Testament, for distribution among ous, a Bible not to be found in more the poor Protestants in Germany, than one out of 500 families; that the who are greatly in want of the serip- funds of the Dublin association are vetures, and it is expected soon to be able ry inadequate to supply the increasing to print a large edition of the estab- demands for Bibles ; and that Enlished Lutheran Bible complete. glish Bibles are almost exclusively the

In the Prussian dominions it was objects of that demand among the proposed, under the auspices of some lower ranks, very few of whom ean noblemen and general officers, to print read Irish. a new edition of the Protestant Bo- In Alsace the want of Bibles, both heinian Bible which had become very among the Protestants and Roman

The committee had recom- | Catholics, had been stated to be so mended the formation of a society great, that the committee were indufor the purpose, and promised to con- ced to contribute with a view of remtribute the sum of 1001. as soon as edying the evil. such a society should be begun. in Sweden, owing to the paternal

But the influence of British exam. care of the government, and the gen. ple has extended even to the Roman eral diffusion of religious knowledge Catholics in Germany. A priest of and zeal, no want of Bibles exists. that communion avows his intention Bibles also in the languages of Finof promoting the establishment of land and Lapland, are curren:ly disa Bible Society among its members. tributed by societies formed for the He observes that, notwithstanding purpose. the blind bigotry which still too wide- In Holland the poorest people can ly prevails in his Church, many of procure Bibles, and the deacons are the clergy, both in Snabia and Bava-accustomed to make strict inquiry of ria, the number of whom daily in- each individual, whether he possesses creases, not only recommend but a Bible and reads it. strongly promote the reading of the A correspondence had also, it is scriptures, particularly the New Tes- said, been opened with Denmark tament. Subsequent information has Russia, and Bengal, assured the committee, that assocja.

scarce.

Donations to the Missionary Society of Connecticut. 1806. Jan. 8. From a charitable pious Lady of Huntington 2d Society,

$ 5 Rev. George Colton, of Bolton,

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DIED_Of a pulmonic consumption, at sea, on the passage from Norfolk to Charleston, bound southward on a journey for his health, in the 39th year of his age, and the 11th of his ministry, the Rev. Joseph WASHBURN, pastor of the Church of Christ in the first Society in Farmington. His death, which happened on the morning of the 25th of December last, was serene and peaceful ; and he expired, in the arms of Mrs. Washburn who accompanied him, without a struggle or a groan. Oppressed with grief too big for utterance, and tossed with a tempest for several days in extreme danger, she arrived safe at Charleston, the 4th of January. Whether the remains of our deceased friend were carried to Charleston, and there interred, or committed to the sea, we are not yet informed. He left four young children, all too young to be fully sensible of their loss, irreparable as it is by any earthly comfort. The people, lately his charge, deeply feel this stroke of divine Providence, by which they are deprived of the labors of their beloved pastor, in the meridian of life ; and his brethren in the ministry, to whom his character is known, will lament the loss of one of their number whose praise is in the Churches.

Mr. Washburn was one of the Editors of this Magazine, and until called off from his labors by sickness, a faithful and highly useful member of the publishing Committee. The Editors condole with his afflicted family, the bereaved Church and Congregation, and his numerous friends, to whom he was so deservedly dear, under this visitation of a holy and righteous Providence. May the people of his charge remember the truths he has delivered, and the warnings he has given them ; that they may meet him with joy at the judgment day! And may his surviving brethren in the ministry, be animated to renewed zeal in their Master's service, that they may receive the plaudit of, “ Well done good and faithful servants.”

The memory of the just shall be had in remembrance.

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For the CONNECTICUT Evan- | cial and private duties of the GELICAL MAGAZINE. Christian life : His religion sat

easy upon him—he was, in geAttempts to Christianize the In- neral, far from an affected austedians in New-England, &c. rity.

As a Minister, he was faith. (Continued fron p. 210.) ful, diligent, prudent, rationally

zealous, bold, and intrepid in the CHAPTER II. cause of the Redeemer; he gave

himself to his work, and finishNUMBER xiii.

ed the services assigned him

with uncommon vigor and fideRev. John Eliot's Life and Cha-lity.

racter, as a Christian and as a As a Christian, he was emi. Minister to a particular Church nent for fasting and prayer. He and Congregation, abridged viewed these instrumental duties from Dr. Cotton Mather-His of religion of great importance Death, and some circumstances to promote vital piety. He not preceding and attending it. only made it his daily practice

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in a former number. He sup- with fasting in secret places beported, to the last, the reputation fore the God of heaven ; espehe then gained-lived and died cially, when there was any rein the high esteem of good markable difficulty before him, men, as a Christian, a minister, he took this way to encounter and an evangelist to the Indians. and overcome it; being of Dr.

His character as a Missionary Preston's mind, “That when to the natives has been placed we would have any great things before the eye of the reader in to be accomplished, the best posome preceding numbers : what licy is to work by an engine, remains is to delineate his cha- which the world sees nothing racter as a Christian and as a Mi- of.” He could say, as a pious mister connected with a particu- man did upon his death-bed : lar church and society. This “ I thank God, I have loved fas. will be abridged from Dr. Cotton ting and prayer with all my Mather, who resided near him, heart.” He kept his heart in a and had a particular acquaint- frame for prayer with a wonderance with him, and viewed him, ful constancy; and was contias we shall see, as an eminent nually, as opportunities presentChristian ; and as a pious, zeal- ed, exciting all about him to this. ous, indefatigable, and very use- When he heard any considera-ful minister.

ble news, his usual and speedy Mr. Eliot, as a Christian, ap- reflection upon it would be, peared devout, heavenly-minded, “ Brethren, let us turn all this submissive to the will of God into prayer.” When he came under trying dispensations of to an house, that he was intihis Providence ; was modest and mately acquainted with, he humble ; and was distinguished would often say, " Come, let us by a careful attention to the so- not have a visit without a prayer:

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was of siaguiar benent to his er return, we let the poison wors in Sabor arisz be proper anti- but in his pastoral labors. dore in time. No doubt imorning and ressing prayers are indispensable du

attentive, tke disorders of the mind. ties; and some part of our time ought as well as the diste:npers of the body every day to be dedicated to God, as We must know, when any glance or an acknowledgment, that the whole ill nature, fuss, or discoutea: comes of var time is his gift. But we ought across our minds: And to turu our to take care, that our formal petitions thoughts to God upon that emergrut do not supersede our babitsal, and occasion, by a mental prayer, is inconstant endeavors. If upon the first standy to withdraw the mind from motions towards anger, impatience, evil

, to retrret the bad design, before uncharitableness, &c. we, without de it has made any advance in our hearts, tar; upon the spot, praved to God, and to endeavor after the opposite and invoked his aid, this would be virtue." upon every incident, an expedient to

Seed's Serarons, w. i. p. 250, &c. expel bad thoughts before they had gotten full possession of the heart,

† “ Dr. Samuel Amesley, a dissent. by bringing others more worthy into ing minister in London, in the their room. We must feel, if we als century, took up a custom, is as

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