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his earliest youth he gave evidences that left him with a congregation scarcely be considered not this world his home, able to support themselves. He was but that he was seeking another and invited to remove into the king's domibetter country. While those of his own nions to a very considerable living ; age were pursuing the trifling amuse- but he chose rather to dwell with those ments of childhood, he was employed whom he had brought up, and long fed in the cultivation of the heart and mind.. with the bread of life, though at the exAnd such was his proficiency, that at pense of a large patrimonial estate. As the age of 13, he not only resolved to a companion, Mr. Tyler was agreeable be a Christian, but had made himself and interesting as a citizen, he endeaso far acquainted with polemic divinity, voured “ to live peaceably with all that he stept from the track of his fa- men”-as a

-as a preacher, his sermons were thers, and attached himself to the Epis- designed rather to inform the undercopal Church. This act from a boy of standing, and mend the heart, than to his age, who could give a satisfactory play upon the imagination. His na6 reason of the hope that was in him, tural sweetness of disposition, combined and of the step which he had taken, ex- with the piety of his heart, formed in cited the inquiry of his parents, and him the benevolent man, and the faithmany of his acquaintance, upon the ful minister. He was endeared to all subject of church government; and the acquainted with him; who justly blessresult was, that they soon followed him ed him as the friend of God and man. to the same communion. Possessing a He continued to discharge all the varithirst for knowledge, and being thus ous duties of his office, till within the early impressed with a deep sense of last four years, during wbich time he the value of souls, he resolved to de- was in part relieved by an assistant. vote his life to promote their salvation, Having thus fulfilled his ministry on and the glory of God. He graduated earth, and“ run with patience the race at Yale college, in 1765, and after ac- that was set before him," he was ready quiring the requisite theological attain- to be dissolved, and to be with Christ; ments, embarked for England, and was to "render unto God what is God's," ordained by the bishop of London, in even his immortal soul, that image and June, 1768. Thence, under the pa- impress of his Maker, which he had entronage of the Society for the Propaga deavoured to preserve bright and untion of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, he sullied. He is gathered to his fathers was sent as a missionary to Norwich, in a good old age; dying as he had where he spent the remnant of his days lived,

full of faith and hope of a blessed -a term of 54 years—as a faithful immortality. “Write, blessed are the steward and minister of the gospel of dead which die in the Lord from henceour Lord Jesus Christ. His trials, in forth. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they the early part of life, were such as be

rom their labours, and their fell him in common with the episcopal works do follow them." -Ch. Mag. clergy of that day. During the revolutionary war, though he took no part in Mrs. VIOLETTA R. TAYLOR. the political struggles, yet the mere fact In this city, on the 12th of February, of his being a minister of the church of 1823, after a lingering and painful illEngland exposed him to many dangers ness, Mrs. VIOLETTA Ř. Taylor, aged

TAYLOR and insults. His church was closed 64 years, relict of Charles N. Taylor, for three years, but following the exo esq. and eldest daughter of the late ample of his predecessors, the apostles, Right Rev. Samuel Seabury, Bishop of he, with his little flock, assembled on Connecticut and Rhode Island. This the Lord's day in private houses, where excellent woman exhibited, in the course he continued to teach and preach Jea of her varied life, all those graces and sus Christ to them, and with them vistues that adorn the Christian chaconscientiously to worship the God who racter, and, in her last afflicting illness, created and redeemed them. At the that patience which is cherished by close of the war, the society withheld lively affiance on God, and that humble the assistance before granted him, and hope which springs from faith in his

may rest

promises. Having pursued the course' To his afflicted family his loss is irreof primitive Christianity which her ve- parable.--Nat. Intel. March 19, 1823, nerable father had traced before her, she has gone to join him in the paradise From the New-York Evening Post, for

March 21, 1823. of God.

Yesterday morning, the remains of Rev. ENOCH M. Lowe.

Judge Livingston were entombed in the At Norfolk, Virginia, February 26th, family vault, in Wall-street church1823, the Rev. ENOCH M. Lowe, rece yard, attended by a vast concourse of tor of Christ church at that place, in our fellow-citizens. The funeral serthe 33d year of his age.

vice was performed by the Right Rev.

Bishop Hobart, in Trinity church. A WILLIAM W. Van Ness, ESQ. literary friend has furnished us with the On the 28th of February, 1823, in following character of the deceased :Charleston, South-Carolina, whither Mature in years, and ripe in fame he had gone for the recovery of his and honours, BROCKHOLST LIVINGSTON, health, WILLIAM W. Van Ness, esq. having discharged his obligations to solate a judge of the supreme court of the ciety, has paid his debt to nature. A state of New-York; " distinguished as stroke like this, however timely, must

“ a judge for his integrity, urbanity, and be felt; for we are made to feel, and to legal attainments; as an advocate, for grow better by the discipline of our his talents and eloquence; and in pri- feelings. There is a sorrow which is vate life, for his kindness, sensibility, useless, affecting the animal rather than and honour.",

the moral nature. None can be worthy

of him we lament, but that which is Mrs. HESTER H. BRADY. chastened, restrained, and directed, to At Leonardtown, St. Mary's county, elevate the man, or improve the ChrisMaryland, on Tuesday, the 11th of tian. It behoves us, therefore, to waive March, 1823, of a long illness, Mrs. Our idle lamentations, and imitating the HESTER H. Brady, widow of the late manly and enlightened piety which Rev. John Brady, whose death is re- cheered and sustained the last hours of corded in our vol. vi. p. 375. The de him whose loss we deplore, let us rae ceased was but lately called upon to ther express our gratitude that we have mourn the sudden loss of her husband

so long enjoyed so great a blessing, and and three children, whom she has thus let each individual who knew, and love early followed to an untimely grave. ed, or admired him, do what he can to

render permanent the beneficent influ. Hon. BROCKHOLST LIVINGSTON. ence of his example. Yesterday, at one o'clock in the 66th His judicial character is of course year of his age, 'departed this life, the the most interesting to the public; and, Hon. BrockHOLST Livingston, one of as a judge, his character was very pethe associate justices of the supreme culiar and strongly marked. He was court of the United States. This dis- eminently a man of genius, of strong tinguished citizen has long occupied a vivid and rapid perceptions; and the conspicuous place in the public eye, frankness of his character always and his talents and worth are too well prompted the immediate expression of known to require an obituary notice. his convictions. Such a disposition and On the bench of the state of New-York, habit must of course, and not unfreand since, on that of the supreme court quently, induce mistakes. But here inof the United States, the public have tervened a redeeming principle, resultlong acknowledged in him the learned ing from one of the most peculiar chaand independent judge, the finished racteristics of his happily composed nagentleman, and truly benevolent man. ture. For a man of strong and ardent It is some consolation to his family and genius, and profound learning, and these friends, that he has sunk into his grave too rendered conspicuous by great reat a good old age, crowned with ho- putation and high office, Judge Living, nours, and wept by all who knew him. Ston was in one respect almost a miracle. He seemed to be without vanity. strong impulse and glow of benevolence He did not listen, or affect to listen, to characterized all his intercourse withi arguments in opposition to his declared society. His manners were to an unopinions, merely from official decorum; usual degree, attentive, kind, and affecbut his mind was literally and truly tionate; to his friends, and indeed all open to conviction. Others may have who deserved and required it, his aid committed fewer errors, but' who has was prompt, decided, and efficient. In left fewer unrepaired ?

one word, his heart was full of warm The kindness and suavity of his cha- kindly feelings, which flowed out upon racter were strongly displayed in the all around him. discharge of his official duties. At It will be gratifying to all the friends every moment of his life he was an of Christianity to know, that the luamiable man, and a finished gentleman. minous mind of Judge Livingston asHe never manifested any thing of the sented to its evidences, and that he petulance or insolence of station. He made a public profession of his faith. ever seemed to be of opinion, that there Any sketch of the character of Judge was a dignity in the administration of Livingston, which did not mention his justice which reached even to its infe- domestic qualities, would be unpardonrior ministers, and without ever forget- ably imperfect. ting the propriety of his station, he In all the relations of domestic lifetreated the gentlemen of the bar as his and it is there that a man's true characfriends and brethren, over whom he ter is best known, and its influence was called, as it were; to preside for most felt—he was far above the reach some temporary purpose.

of common-place observation. None To say that he was just and impartial, but those who saw him in retirement, would be low and inadequate praise. and knew him intimately, can appreHe was prompt, laborious, and indefa- ciate his character in this respect. He tigable. His own ease and pleasure was ever most affectionate, attentive, always gave way at the call of duty. and considerate; exacting little for himfle never delayed or slighted any thing. self, and always consulting the interests He often laboured most without the and feeling of his family. The main stimulus of fame. He was, perhaps, object of his life, at least that which rather too averse to the parade of dis- seemed to interest him most, was to play and publication. Causes were transfuse his own knowledge and chanot unfrequently heard at his own house, racter into the minds of his children. and many of his most elaborate opini- Every hour that could be spared from ons, the result of laborious and profound his public duties, and more than could investigation, were communicated only well be spared from the time necessary to the counsel interested.

for his relaxation, and the care of his In his intellectual habits he was cau- Health, was devoted to their education. tious, but not timid. He looked rather He was their constant instructor. Of to practical results than abstract prin- such a man it is common-place to say, ciples. Nevertheless his feelings and that to his family his loss is irreparable. opinions were decidedly of a Hiberal He has done all that the most devoted cast. He desired to extend and im- affection, and the most assiduous atten-' prove legal science, and did not consi- tion to their welfare, could do for them der all koowledge and all wisdom to be here, and has gone to his reward. If bound up within the compass of Eng- his example and precepts have their lish jurisprudence.

just influence, they will in some good Our sketch must be rapid. Judge degree continue to them his presence, Livingston was eminently gifted with a and supply his loss. fine public and social spirit. This [With respect to the religious chatemper was displayed in his zealous racter of Judge Livingston, it may be promotion of all liberal pursuits and in

proper to state, that he attached himstitutions. He was a generous patron self, from conviction, to the Episcopal of literature. The same spirit diffused Church. He made application some itself through his whole character. A years since to the bishop, as rector of

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Trinity church, for admission to the Friends, that in social converse sweet

Have many a moment passed, communion, and afterwards continued

Must, some time, that dread moment meet a communicant in that church.).

That tells them, 'tis the last.

And hours, and days, that oft we spend In London, on the 26th of January, In socialness of heart, 1823, in the 74th year of his age, Dr. Do but a deeper sadness lend

To shade the hour we part. EDWARD JENNER, the discoverer of

JULIAN. vaccination. Also, on the 27th of the șame month, in the 36th year of his age

Philadelphia Recorder. Dr. CHARLES HUTTON, the celebrated mathematician.

$. Potter & Co. propose to publish a weekly

newspaper, to be entitled the “ Philadelphia At the Presidency, at Calcutta, on Recorder.' The object of this paper shall be Monday, the 8th of July, 1823, the the diffusion of religious intelligence. It will give Right Rev.THOMAS FANSHAW MIDDLE- for the spread of the gospet. The most inter

a view of what is doing throughout the world TON, D. D. Lord Bishop of Calcutta. esting literary information will be given; togeWe have received some interesting ac

ther with oceasional reviews, and a short sketch counts of this excellent prelate, of his

of foreign and domestic political intelligence, so

that it will form a complete family paper. The death, and of the proceedings in Lon- earliest information will be procured from Eudon consequent upon it, which we in- rope, and all parts of our own country, and every tend to insert in our Journal for May.

pains taken io make the Recorder an active herald of the cause of Christ. Several clergymen have been engaged to act as editors, and nothing

will appear without their approbation. Not For the Chrislian Journal.

more than one page will be at any time devoted The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a

to advertisements. broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou

Terms. The Recorder shall be published wilt not despise. Ps. li. 17.

every Saturday morning, on good paper, with

good type; every number to be of the size of Almighty God, dread Arbiter of fate,

an ordinary newspaper. By wliose command empires rise or fall, Price three dollars per annum, payable in

Whose bursting thunders do the world appal, advance. And round whose throne angelic powers await ! The first number will bc issued the first SaBeing, of goodness infinite and great!

turday in April. Shall mortal man thy presence dare approach,

Philadelphia, January 21, 1823. Or on thine altar, with anhallowed touch,

One offering place? O gracious Lord of all, On the night of Monday, January 20th, 1825, Let not thine anger now be kindled much At such a worm as I. Be this my part

a fire, originatiæg in a neighbouring building,

consumed the house and store occupied by Before thiné altar here to come and bring Messrs. S. Potter & Co. and a considerable One poor, unworthy, sinful offering

part of their stock. These gentlemen have A broken spirit, and a contrite heart

been very useful in circulating works of a religi. O, bid me not, great God, in wrath, depart.

ous character, and especially those connected L.

with the episcopal church. Independent, there

fore, of a desire to aid our fellow beings in disFor the Christian Journal.

tress, we feel it a duty we owe the cause of

Christ to promote the accompanying plan of a Farewell.

religious newspaper. We think not that our hours of joy

WILLIAM WHITE, Are but the meteor's light,

JAMES ABERCROMBIE, That beams across the summer sky,

JACKSON KEMPER, Then leaves still deeper night.


GEORGE BOYD, Yet so it is. Though fancy weaves

BENJAMIN ALLEN, Her summer wreathstis vain

G. T. BEDELL, The happiest hour-aye, always leaves

Wm. H. DELANCET. Some bitterer one of pain.

Philadelphia, Jan. 21, 18:23.

To correspondents.-I. K. on the fickleness of fortune ; the remarks of L. J. on Hebrews xii. 17; verses by M. A. W., and Miles on modern enthusiasm and liberality in a religious newspaper, will appear in our number for May;--as will also the interesting address of Dr. Upfold, delivered in St. Paul's chapel, on the 9th of February lasts for the benefit of the Auxiliary New-York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society; and a resolution of the Faculty of the General Theological Seminary, relative to the qualifications for admission into that Institution.

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The following address of the Rev. George Up- this being, so elevated in the scale of

fold, delivered before the Auxiliary New. existence, and so adorned, the slave of York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, at the 7th anniversary of that institu- the meanest and most degrading pas tion, is published at the solicitation of the sions; grovelling with the beasts that board of managers. It is presented, not only as a happy specimen of that earnest style of perish amid the sensual gratifications of preaching which is justly considered appro- the earth, and sharing with them in its priate to the recommendation of a public final dissolution; and, by far the

greater charity, but also in the hope that it will still part of the mysterious race, indulging furtlier subserve the interests of the excellent society whose claims to patronage it so clearly in no one care beyond present and and eloquently urges.

transient enjoyments, nor ever seem

ing to feel that they came into the world · For the Christian Journal.


purpose but just to eat, An Address, delivered in St. Paul's and drink, and die. But, on this dark

Chapel, on Sunday evening, Febru- and mysterious prospect, a clear and ary 9th, 1823, for the benefit of the explanatory radiance has been shed Auxiliary New-York Bible and Com- Revelation unfolds the wondrous secret. mon Prayer Book Society ; by the Rolling away the impervious clouds Rev. George Upfold, M. D. Rector which rest upon our natural condition, of St. Luke's Church, New-York.

and conceal the mournful causes of this

mystery, it shows us a world, not as When we contemplate the world in originally contrived and harmoniously which we live, without the instruction arranged, but a world in ruins. of revelation, we find it filled with con

hibits a race of beings in rebellion tradictions and mysteries, which in- against their Almighty Creator. It revolve us in perplexing conjectures, and presents the earth as the scene of an fill our minds with wondering agitation. awful and universal apostasy from God; To natural reason, there is nothing

in presenting to angels and men a mingled the present state of things reconcileable spectacle of divine wrath and of divine to any harmonious design or justly pro- mercy, and disclosing the terribleness of portioned system; and wherever we

God's indignation, in connexion with turn our eyes, whether on the earth it- the power of his redeeming loveself, or on its inhabitants, all appears Throwing aside the veil of former condiscordant, and distracted, and out of cealment, it tells us, that by “one man's place. In this perplexing exhibition, disobedience sin entered into the world, man, exalted above all other earthly and death,” and all its mournful train of beings, is the mystery of mysteries.- consequences, came" by sin;" that the

“ We behold him endowed with a soul, ground is now cursed for man's sake; exalted in its views, great in its com- and that the whole" earthly creaprehension, inmortal in its principle— tion groaneth and travaileth together filled with desires which Omnipotence until now” on man's account-on acalone can satisfy--possessed of faculties count of his transgression and his guilt. which seem to place no linit to his ca- Revelation, however, in this explanapacity for happiness. And yet we see

tory procéss, does not stop here. It

makes known to us truths more animat* We are requested to remind our readers, ing, more excellent, more joyous and that the treasurer of the society is Mr. Floyd consolatory than these. It tells us that Smith, No. 182 Broadway, by whom subscrip. the world, though ruined, and exhibittions and donations for the pious objects of the institution will be gratefully received.

ing a prospect of mournful desolation, Vol. VII.


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