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sake that I propose to you to bring pursuit, and in overturning one it forward once more. I offer it another, as if it were for their as the most suitable companion lives, or for some great desireathat imagination could conceive, ble prize : like, to a heap of to another picture of precisely ants that gad about as busily, the same subject, drawn by a no and make as much ado for sticks less masterly hand, but under and dust, as if they were about the influence of as opposite fee- some magnificent work. Thus lings as could exist in a being of doth the vain deceived world lay the same species.
out their thoughts and time upThe name of RICHARD BAX-on impertinences, and talk and TER is, doubtless, known to all walk like so many noctambulos your serious readers. With na- in their sleep. They study, and tural powers of mind far supe-care, and weep, and laugh, and rior to LORD CHESTERFIELD, labor, and fight, as men in a he was not seduced by their dream ; and will hardly be persplendor either to over-estimate suaded but it is reality which or misapply them. His truly they pursue, till death come and great soul bowed low before his awaken them.
Like a stage Saviour, and therefore he was play, or a puppet-play, where all enabled to rise high above the things seem to be what they are world. From a safe and happy not, and all parties seem to do eminence (the true .sapientum what they do not and then detempla serena) he looked down part, and are all disrobed and on the ways of men and saw, at and unmasked ; such is the life, once, that “all was vanity and of the most of this world who vexation of spirit.” Like a pi- spend their days in a serious tying angel, therefore, he de- jesting, and in a busy doing noplores and commiserates in oth- thing." -The Reasons of the ers the delusions from which he Christian Religion, p. 244, 245. himself was rescued. Lord Chesterfield laments the same Let us now hear the melandelusions ; but with the con- | choly but wonderfully concursciousness of being a victim to rent, evidence of Lord Chesterthem, and without the least hope field. of any advantage from having “ I have run," says he, “ the discovered their wretched fal- silly rounds of business and plealacy.
sure, and I have done with them “ It is,” says Richard Baxter, all. I have enjoyed all the plea
a dreaming and distracted sures of the world, and conseworld. They spend their days quently know their futility, and and cares for nothing ; and are do not regret their loss. I apas serious in. following a feather, praise them at their real value, and in the pursuit of that which which is, in truth, very low ; they confess is vanity, and dy- whereas those who have not exing in their hands, as if indeed perienced, always overrate them. they knew it to be true felicity. They only see their gay outside, They are like children, busy in and are dazzled with their glare. hunting butterflies ; or like But I have been behind the boys at foot-ball as eager in the scenes ; I have seen all the
coarse pullies und dirty ropes which opium commonly occawhich exhibit and move the sions, and I do by no means de. gaudy machine. I have seen sire to repeat the nauseous and smelt the tallow-candles dose, for the sake of the fugitive which illuminate the whole de- dream. Shall I tell you that I coration, to the astonishment bear this melancholy situation and admiration of an ignorant with that meritorious constancy multitude. When I reflect back and resignation which most peoupon what I have seen, what I ple boast of ? No, for I really have heard, and what I have cannot help it. I bear it because done, I can hardly persuade my. I must bear it whether I will or self that all that frivolous hurry no. And I think of nothing but and bustle and pleasure of the killing time, now he is become world had any reality ; but I mine enemy. It is my resolulook upon all that has passed as tion to sleep in the carriage the one of those romantic dreams remainder of the journey."
Donations to the Missionary Society of Connecticut.
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9. Female Association in Litchfield,
Ladies' Society in Norwich,
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Conformity to the world, 137,170
Page. Conversion, narrative of a, 100,
of an infidel, 31
318 Death of Rev. Joseph Wash-
91, 401, 452 | Donations to the Miss. Soc. of
113, 149 Con. 40, 80, 120, 160, 200,
Dutton, Rev. Nathaniel, ordin-
65 Eliot, Rev. John, life of, 322,
34, 71, 155, 272, 315, 350,
435 Kingsborough, revival of reli-
Knowledge, Christian, Society
339 Lee, Mrs. Abigail, memoirs of,
to a female friend, 391
from a father to a daugh-
Hallock, Rev. Jeremiah, letter Lyman, Rev. Elijah, letter from,
56 Melchisedec a type of Christ, 34
Mrs. C. Prentice,
Rev. L. Huntington,
Samuel Bull, 388
pel among the, 201, 322, 441 Missionaries to New-England
31 Indians, 201, 322, 441
4.0, 80, 120, 160, 200,
240, 280, 320, 360,
funds of, 352, Repentance, reasonableness of
214 Rhode Island Missionary Socie-
Robber disarmed by charity, 119
Thomas, letter from,
S. P. Robbins, 439 Proverbs xvii. 16, 17
xxii. 6, 384
Matthew xxi. 44, 374
xxviii. 20, 299
Acts iii. 21,
X. 31, 166,210
xi. 27-32, 28
xv. 26, 84
2 Corinth. xii. 16,
xiii. 14, 21
Hebrews vi. 4-6, 11
Revelation xxi. 1–7, 89
Sovereignty of God, 256
159, 235, 268