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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

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Conformity to the world, 137,170

Page. Conversion, narrative of a, 100,
BRAHAM, typical, 155

477
Address of an instructor, 399

of an infidel, 31
the Editors, on New Courtesy, Christian, exemplifi-
Year's day,

241
ed,

113, 149
to professors, 415
Ahasuerus,

4.38

D.
Amusements,

318 Death of Rev. Joseph Wash-
Anecdote of Ann Swift, 279 burn,

321
an Italian bishop, 159 Dialogues, 141, 145, 253, 374
a robber, 119 Doctrine, sound, importance of,
Timothy Dodd, 160

121
Apostolic benediction, 21 Dodd, Timothy, anecdote of,
Article Greek,
199

160
Asaph,

91, 401, 452 | Donations to the Miss. Soc. of
Asiaticus,

113, 149 Con. 40, 80, 120, 160, 200,
Atonement, dissertation on the 240, 280, 320, 360, 400,
161, 217, 248, 292 480

Dutton, Rev. Nathaniel, ordin-
B.
ation of,

440
Benediction, apostolic, 21 East Indies, mission to, 75
Berkshire Missionary Socie. Edinburgh Missionary Society,
226

240
Bible Society, 276, 319 Edacation, religious, 384
Bishop, Italian, anecdote of, 159 | Egraphe,

356
Brookfield, revival of religion Ejaculatory sonnet,

160
in,

65 Eliot, Rev. John, life of, 322,
Bull, Samuel, memoirs of, 383

4.4.1
Explanation of scriptural types,
C.

34, 71, 155, 272, 315, 350,
Character of Justin Martyr, 74 | 394
Charis,
339 Extract,

36
Christ, divinity of, 308, 333, 376
Christian Observer, extracts

F.
from, 37, 56, 104, 103, 113, Faithfulness, ministerial, 104,
147, 149, 274, 279, 318

147
Clergyman, letter from a 462 | Funds of the Missionary Socie-
Commands of the Old Testa- ty of Berkshire,

230
ment,

214
Connecticut,

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ty,

glory of,

Hampshire,

182

K.
Vermont,

435 Kingsborough, revival of reli-
gion in,

471
G.

Knowledge, Christian, Society
for propagating,

235, 268
Glory of God, 166, 210

religious,

46
God, friendship of to sinners,

253

L.
166, 210 Labor, manual,

405
mercy of,

339 Lee, Mrs. Abigail, memoirs of,
reconciliation to, 91

344
sovereignty of, 256 Letter from a Clergyman, 462
Good works,

369

to a female friend, 391
Gospel, propagation of the, 396

a son,

52
Government, divine, thoughts Letters, extracts from, 80, 351
on the,

401, 452

from a father to a daugh-
Grace and holiness connected, ter,

196
56 | Life of Rev. John Eliot, 322,
Greek article,
199

441
London Evan. Mag. extracts
H.

from,

Lord's slipper,

158
26

of

Hallock, Rev. Jeremiah, letter Lyman, Rev. Elijah, letter from,
from,
425

65
Hampshire Missionary Society,

174

M.
Heart, the source of infidelity, Magazine, sales and profits
96

39, 359
Heaven, happiness of, 108 Man, primitive state of, 456
Holiness and grace connected, Martyrdom of Polycarp, 62

56 Melchisedec a type of Christ, 34
Huntington, Rev. Lynde, me- Memoirs of Mrs. Abigail Lee,
moirs of,
258, 295

344

Mrs. C. Prentice,
I.

185, 222
Jacob a type of Christ,

315

Rev. L. Huntington,
's ladder, typical, 350
Inability of sinners,

361

Samuel Bull, 388
Inanity of a worldly life, 478 Mercy of God,

339
Indians, propagation of the gos- Ministerial faithfulness, 104, 147

pel among the, 201, 322, 441 Missionaries to New-England
Infidel converted,

31 Indians, 201, 322, 441
Infidelity, source of, 96 Missionary Sermon,

5
Instructor's address, 399 Missionary Society of Berkshire
Introduction,
3

226
Joseph a type of Christ, 394

Connecticut, 281
Isaac a type of Christ, 272

320
Israel,

41

donations to,
Justification,

130

4.0, 80, 120, 160, 200,
Justin Martyr, character of, 74

240, 280, 320, 360,
400, 480,

258, 295

46

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funds of, 352, Repentance, reasonableness of
officers of, 200 immediate,

412
Edinburgh, 240 Revival of religion in Brookfield,
Hampshire, 174

65
N. Hampshire, 233

Kingsborough, 471
Rhode Island, 476

West Simsbury,425
Vermont, 432 Resurrection, dialogue on the,
Missions to the East Indies, 75

141
Myris,

214 Rhode Island Missionary Socie-
ty,

476
N.

Robber disarmed by charity, 119
Narrative of a conversion, 100 Robbins, Rev. S. P. ordination
Missions, 281
of,

439
New England Indians, history

Thomas, letter from,
of,
201, 322, 441

80
New Hampshire Missionary So- Ruricola,
ciety,

233

S.
0.
Ordination of Rev. Nathaniel Sacrament of the Lord's Supper,
Dutton,

440
Royal Phelps, 440 Scripture texts illustrated, viz.

S. P. Robbins, 439 Proverbs xvii. 16, 17
Ouranios,

108

xxii. 6, 384

Matthew xxi. 44, 374
P.

xxviii. 20, 299
Parepidemos, 26, 121, 161, 217 John v. 28, 29, 369
248, 292

49
Passions, violent, sinfulness of,

Acts iii. 21,

82
274
xxvi. 18,

5
Phelps, Rev. Royal, ordination 1 Corinth. i. 26-29, 233
of,

440

vi. 20,

158
Philoteknon,

384

X. 31, 166,210
Plan of the Magazine, 3

xi. 27-32, 28
Poctry, ejaculatory sonnet, 160

xv. 26, 84
Polycarp, martyrdom of, 62

2 Corinth. xii. 16,

145
Prayer, duty of,

41

xiii. 14, 21
Prentice, Mrs. C. memoirs of,

Hebrews vi. 4-6, 11
185, 222

Revelation xxi. 1–7, 89
Primitive state of man, 456 Simsbury (West) revival of re-
Professors, address to, 415 ligion in,

425
Prudden's, Rev. Nehemiah, mis-Sinners, inability of,

361
sionary sermon,
5 Smith, Rev. Ethan, letter from,

233
R.

Sovereignty of God, 256
Reconciliation to God, 91 Souls, separate, state of, 447
Religious Intelligence, 75, 240, Spirit, holy, divinity of the, 419,
276, 319, 351, 396

465
knowledge, 46 Swist, Ann, anecdote of, 279
Monitor, extracts from

159, 235, 268

xii. 25,

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