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scribers 72. A library has been al.
EAST INDIES. ready collected, which has cost The Asiatic Society has united with 67001 ; and consists of nearly 8000 the College of Fort William, in grant. volumes, comprising many works of ing an annual stipend, by equal con. great and increasing value. The "tributions, of 450l. sterling, to the whole sum received is 76,7101. 3s. 1d. Protestant missionaries in Bengal, of which 65,000, with an accumula- towards defraying the expense of tion of interest amounting to about publishing the original text of the 20001, is invested in Exchequer bills. most ancient Shanscrit writings, Professor Richard Porson is ap- and particularly of the Vedas, with an pointed principal librarian, with a sal. English translation. ary of 2001. per annum ; under whom are two assistant librarians, each at The subject of the prize essay, 1001. per aunum.
proposed to the students at the Col.
lege of Fort William, for the second The Marine Society has, since its term of 1805, is the following: “On establishment in 1756, clothed 34,191 the ultimate Improvement of the Na. men, and 25,519 boys; and, in the tives of India, in the course of ages, quarter ending December, 1805, 133 under the influence of the British men, and 107 boys ; 47 of the boys government, in learning and the arts, being apprenticed to the merchants
in morals, manners, and religion.” service. This society has now 60 boys on board their ship at Deptford, Captain CHARLES STEWART, As. ready and fit for his Majesty's and sistant Persian Professor, has comthe merchants' service.
menced a Descriptive Catalogue of the
Oriental Books and MSS. belonging to The Bishop of Londox's Lec- the Library of TIPPOO Sail, now in tures on the Gospel of St. Mattherv, the College of Fort William. He and Milner's History of the Church has discovered in that library, a val. of Christ, have been translated into uable work in the Persian language, the German language.
referred to by Don and ORME, as necessary for the illustration of an important period in Eastern history,
and which was sought for in India by DENMARK.
those historians without success. It
is the History of the Emperor AuThe Danish government is 'occu. RENGZEBE, from the 11th year of his pied in meliorating the condition of reign to his death, a period of 40 the inhabitants of Iceland ; a people years; written by the learned and removed to the confines of the polar authentic MAHOMMED SAKI. circle, but interesting on account of the zeal with which they cultivated M. V. LUNKAR, head Pundit on the sciences in the 10th and 11th the Shanscrit and Bengalee languages centuries ; and on account of the at Fort William, has ready for the voyages, which they made to Ameri- press in Bengalec, A General History ca. Iceland, almost ruined by various of the Hindo08, from the earliest ages physical and political evils, is about
to the present time : compiled from to be restored ; a regular city is Oriental authorities, and particularly building, to be called Reykiavig; from Shanscrit records. He is also and it is already peopled by colonies preparing for the press, in the same of natives as well as strangers. A language, A View of the Manners and free port is opened ; and a college, Customs of the Hindoos, as they now where the learned languages and nat. exist ; in which many popular prac. ural history are taught, is in the full tices are contrasted with the ancient exercise of its functions.
observances prescribed by the Vedas.
Ch. Ob. Vol. II, No. 5.
List of Dew Publications.
A SERMON, delivered at Hartford, Church, in Charleston, S. Carolina. at the funeral of John M'Curdy Preached June 3, 1794, at the opening Strong,son of the Rev. Nathan Strong, of the newly rebuilt house of worship D. D. who was drowned in Connecti- of the Independent or Congregational cut river, on the evening of Sept. 16. Church, at Dorchester, Charleston. By Abel Flint. Hartford. Lincoln Markland, M'Iver, & Co. and Gleason, 1806.
A Sermon, delivered before the A Sermon, delivered at New-Bos. Hampshire Missionary Society, at ton, N. H. Feb. 26, 1806, at the Ordi. their annual meeting at Northampton, nation of the Rev. Ephraim P. Brad. August 28, 1806. By Jonathan L. fond, to the pastoral care of the Pres- Pemeroy, of Worthington. Northbyterian Church and Society in that ampton. William Butler. place. By Jesse Appleton. Amherst, Two Discourses, delivered in the N. H. Jos. Cushing. 1806.
North Meeting-house in Portsmouth, A Sermon preached to the United 16th June, 1805, it being the Sabbath Independent orCongregationalChurch succeeding the interment of Mrs. of Dorchester and Beach-hill, (South. Mary Buckminster, consort of the Carolina) at the Ordination of the Rev. Rev. Joseph Buckminster, D.D. By James Adams, to the pastoral charge Jesse Appleton, Congregational Minof said church. By the Rev. Daniel ister in Hampton. W. & D. Tread. M'Calla, A. M. Charleston. W.P. well. Portsmouth. Harrison. 1799.
Sacred Classics, containing the folThe Christian Monitor, Vol. 2, a lowing works: 1. Hervey's Medita. Religious periodical work. By “ A tions. 2. Evidences of the Christian Society for promoting Christian knowl. religion, by the right Hon. Joseph Adedge, piety, and charity.” Boston. tison. To which
are added, Discour. Munroe and Francis, 1806.
ses against atheism and infidelity, with A Discourse commemorative of the a preface ; containing the sentiments late Maj. Gen. William Moultrie, de- of Mr. Boyle, Mr. Locke, and Sir Isaac livered in the Independent Church, Newton, concerning the gospel revelaCharleston, (S.C.) on the 15th of tion. 3. The death of Abel, in 5 books, Oct. 1805, at the request of the Soci- translated from the German of Mr. ety of the Cincinnati of South Caroli. Gesner, by Mrs. Colver. To which is na, before that Society and the Amer. prefixed, the life of the author. 4. Deican Revolution Society. By William vout Exercises of the Heart, in mediHollingshead, D.D. Charleston. Pe- tation and soliloquy, prayer and praise, ter Freneau. 1805.
by the late pious and ingenious Mrs. The Acts of Incorporation, together Elizabeth Rowe, revised and publishwith the Bye Laws and orders of the ed at her request, by J. Watts, D. D. Massachusetts Medical Society. Sa- Friendship in Death, in letters from the lein. Joshua Cushing. 1806. dead to the living; to which are added,
A Medical Discourse, on several Letters, moral and entertaining, in Narcotic Vegetable Substances, read prose & verse, by Mrs.Elizabeth Rowe, before the Massachusetts Medical Reflections on Death, by Wm. Dodd, Society, at their annual meeting, L.L.D. with the life of the author. June 4th, 1806. By Joshua Fisher, The Centaur, not fabulous, in six let. M. D. Salem. Joshua Cushing: ters to a friend, on the life in vogue :
An Address to the Members of the by Dr. Young: with the life of the Merrimack Humane Society, at their author. The Pilgrim's Progress. annual meeting in Newburyport, Blackmore on Creation. The above Sept. 2, 1806. By Samuel Cary. works are in imitation of Cooke's edi. Newburyport. Edmund M. Blunt. tion of the Sacred Classics, embellish.
On the advantages of public wor- ed with elegant engravings. Price $1 ship, a Sermon. By William Hollings. per volume, neatly bound. New York. head, D.D. one of the Ministers of J. & T. Ronalds. the Independent or Congregational
On the 24th Sept. the Rev. Els the solemnities of the day by an apJAR WHEELER was ordained pastor propriate address to the audience; of the Congregational church and so. Rev. Mr. Eaton, of Boxford, made ciety in Great Barrington. The day the introductory prayer; Rev. Mr. being pleasant, an unusually large Allen, of Bradford, preached from concourse of people witnessed the 1 Cor. xii. 31. “ But covet earnestly solemn transaction. The Rey. Sam. the best gifts; and yet shew I unto you uel Shepard, of Lenox, made the in- a more excellent way.” The charge. troductory prayer; the Rev. Dr. was given by the Rev. Dr. Cutler, West, of Stockbridge, preached the of Hamilton; the fellowship of the Sermon; the Rev. Joseph Avery, of churches by the Rev. Dr. Dana, of Tyringham, made the consecrating Ipswich ; and the Rev. Mr. Whitaprayer; the Rev. Alvan Hyde, of ker, of Sharon, made the concluding Lee, gaye the charge ;, the Rev. Oli- prayer. The weather was very plea. ver Ayer, of West Stockbridge, gave sant, and harmony and good order re.. the right hand of fellowship; the Rev. markably prevailed through the day. Nathaniel Tumer, of New Marlbo- At Colchester, (Con.) Oct. 1, 1806, rough, made the concluding prayer. the Rev. Ezra Stiles Ely. Ser.
In North Yarmouth, October 1, men by his father, Rev. Zebulon Ely, GEORGE Dutton, to the pastoral of Lebanon. care ofithe third society in that town. At New London, (Con.) Oct. 22,
On the 8th of October, the Rev. 1806, Rev. ABEL M‘EWEN. Ser. DAVID TENNY KIMBALL was ordain. mon by Rev. Dr. Dwight, President ed to the pastoral care of the first of Yale College, from Acts xxiy. 25. church and society in Ipswich. Rev. “ Felix trembled.” Mr Abbot, of Beverly, introduced
HON. WILLIAM PITT. against 89 passed this vote, under tho
(Coreluded from p. 191:) impression that a new administration, The friends and the political ene. in which Mr. Fox will bear an emis. mies of Mr. Pitt have united in as. nent part, had been already agreed to cribing to him considerable praise by his Majesty. Mr. Pitt is termed since his decease. Indeed the read. in the address “ an excellent statesiness, with which Mr. Fox not long man,” and his “loss” is affirmed to since consented to serve with him in be “ irreparable ;”, expressions in the same cabinet is no small testimo, which it is obvious that all parties in ny in his favour. It seems now agreed, the House could not acquiesce with any that Mr. Pitt was a great man, a per- consistency. But the deep and un.. son of transcendent talents, of high feigned sorrow which is generally excourage, of honest intentions, of much pressed on this occasion, bears a patriotism and public spirit, and of stronger testimony than any vote can eminent disinterestedness.
do, to the exalted place which Mr. « Oh, my country," declared Mr. Pitt held in the public esteem. We Rose, were nearly the last words are sorry to add, that Mr. Pitt has which he uttered. The House of died considerably in debt, we under. Commons has addressed the king, stand to the extent of 30 or 40,000 1. requesting that Mr. Pitt may be bu- With all, or more than all his father's ried with public honours, in the same greatness, he appears to have inher. manner as his father, the Earl of ited his contempt for money. Chatham, and, a majority of 258 However we may agree that a com
bination of all the talents of the coun. ly and secretly levelled against it, by try may now be essential to its pro. men of bold, enthusiastic, and fero. tection, we cannot help considering cious spirits. Great Britain has lost the loss of Mr. Pitt at this awful pe. in William Pitt the ablest champion riod of our affairs to be an alarming of her constitution. aggravation of our national dangers It becomes us also to remember and calamities. It has occurred at a the firm and unshaken resistance, time, when his acknowledged abili. made by this great statesman, to the ties, firmness and patriotism seemed secret machinations, and infuriated to be more than ever requisite to the violence of the French anarchists ; safety and welfare of his country. the courage with which he braved And we would not omit the opportu- their rage, even when we were aban. nity of pressing upon our readers in doned by our allies, the splendid elogeneral, and, did there exist any hope quence with which he denounced that this hasty sketch would meet their crimes, and animated his coun. their eyes, upon his successors in par- try to persevere in the awful strug. ticular, the various affecting lessons, gle; services, which justly entitle which the death of this eminent him to the gratitude of the civilized statesman, considered with all its world. circumstances, is calculated to afford, The first ten years of Mr. Pitt's but which are too obvious to require administration was a period of peace ; a distinct specification.
and also of prosperity, unexampled in We should have rejoiced had it the annals of this or any other counbeen in our power to say more re- try. By his wise and enlightened specting the character of Mr. Pitt, in policy, under Providence, was Great those points which we deem infinite- Britain raised from the dust, from ly the most essential. There are, that state of imbecility, degradation, however, some other points, to which and dejection, to a state of power and it would be unpardonable in us not to opulence, far beyond any hope, which advert, and which entitle this great could have been previously framed. man to the grateful recollection of It was then she acquired that strength his country.
and consistency, and developed those The history of Mr. Pitt's adminis. resources, which have since enabled tration forms a distinct and most im- her to occupy the first place among portant chapter in the history of the the nations of the earth. The suc. world. Let it never be forgotten, ceeding period of his administration that to him, as the instrument in the was distinguished by scenes of turbu. hand of divine Providence, we are in- lence and public disorder. The sudebted for the preservation of our so- periority, however, of his genius was cial happiness; of that invaluable still manifest. Internal factions were constitution, which our gallant fore. dismayed and silenced by him, while fathers bequeathed to us, as the no- the foreign enemy was kept in alarm blest monument of genius, freedom, for his own safety. It was not mere. and humanity; and of those religiously that he electrified admiring senates, institutions, which serve way
or withered, as with the force of marks to a still nobler inheritance. lightning, the nerves of his oppo. This he effected in the face of what. nents : bis countrymen at large look. ever could shake the stoutest heart. ed to him as an oracle ; and felt their
Through those tremendous storms, hopes revive as he spoke. They rewhich the French revolution had signed themselves to bis direction, raised, and which might have appail- and rushed on with confidence, in the ed the most courageous mind, his su- path which he pointed out to them. perior genius safely piloted the vessel At his call, even when out of office, of the state. If he had not possessed we have seen half a million of free. a mind sufficiently capacious to ap.
men rush to arms, and array them. preciate the extent of our danger, selves in defence of their country. and sufficiently vigorous to withstand The force of eloquence never wrought the desolating progress of revolution. greater prodigies among any people. ary principles, the fabric of our policy Indeed, of the fascinations of Mr. must have crumbled into ruins, be- Pitt's eloquence, it is impossible for neath the blows that were both open. any one who has not heard him to
form an adequate conception. Its ef- the security of the free Briton will be fect, on some occasions, more resem- endangered, unless the man-stealer, bled that of the electric fluid than any against whom God has denounced his thing else with which it can be com- curse, receive from you licence and pared; while, on all occasions, it protection ? Will you say, that if rap. Howed from him with a clearness, co- ine and murder will at any rate be conpiousness, strength, and majesty, tinued, you are warranted in becoming which left every rival orator at an im- the despoilers and the murderers mense distance.
yourselves ? Is this to be a terror to A letter to a Friend, occasioned by evil doers? Is this to cleanse yourselves the death of this great statesman, froin all filthiness of the flesh and spir. closes with the follow ing striking and it? Is this to perfect holiness in the fear useful observations.
of God? Is this to abstain from all ap. "What if the voice of Mr Pitt pearance of evil? Is this to have the could now reach a British cabinet ? answer of a good conscience towards God? What if it could now command the Is it not practically to aver to the attention of a British senate? What Most High-The laws, O God, which are the suggestions which, with his Thou hast promulgated for the ad. present views, be it more or less that ministration of Thine own world, are his views are corrected and enlarged; inadequate to their purpose. That what are the suggestions, which, with which Thou com mmandest, we discoy. his present views, he would now be er to be in many instances detriment, carnest to enforce upon public men ? al. That which Thou prohibitest, we
"With solicitude inexpressibly perceive to be in many cases necessagreater than he ever felt on any subject !y: Forgive, approve, reward us, for of temporary concern, he would entreat introducing, as occasion requires, the statesmen and politicians habitually needful alterations and exceptions. to bear in mind not only that they Do you start at the thoughts of such have a country to protect, and a king language? Speak it not by your to serve, but that they have also a
deeds. Obey the precepts of your Master in heaven. “ Discharge your
God; and leave consequences in his duty,” he would exclaim, “ to your
hands. Distrust not his truth. Dare country and to your king in singleness
to confide in his omnipotence. Beof heart, as unto Christ; not with eye
lieve that it is righteousness which exservice, as men-pleasers, but as the ser.
alteth a nation : that sin is a reproach tants of Christ, doing the will of God to any people: that nations shall be from the heart : with good will doing punished for their iniquitics. In untertice, as to the Lord, and not to men.
feigned humility; in constant prayer ; Be not ashamed of your God and your
in watchfulnesss against transgresRedeemer. Hold forth the word of life sion; not slothful in business, but ferbefore the eyes of all men, as the vent in spirit, serving the Lord; hope spring of action, as your supreme and
for the divine blessing on your coun. universal law. Hold it forth by meas- sels and exertions through that ador. ures conformable to its dictates : hold able Mediator, by whom all blessings it forth by the stedfast avowal of the are dispensed to man. Look to the printiples which it teaches, of the mo.
dav of account before his tribunal. tives which it enjoins. By the rules Think that betimes, which you will which it delivers, by the spirit which think at last. Judge all things now it inculcates, try all your proceedings. by the standard by which you are to Urge not the difficulties of your situ. be judged. If you may not sare your ation as a plea for sin. To you, to ev. country, forfeit not the salvation of
Ch.Ob. ery man, belongs the assurance, My your soul.” grace is sufficient for thee. Er. pel iniquity from your system. Will Memoir of Mrs. Hannah Hodge, who. you say that the machine of govern- died in Philadelphia, Dec. 17th, ment cannot pursue its course, unless 1805, in the 85th vear of her age. the path be smoothed by cormiption ? From the Assembly's Maguzine.) Will you say that the interests of your Of the subject of this memoir it country cannot be upheld, unless a dis. may be said without exaggeration, tant quarter of the globe be desolated that, for more than half a century, to support them? Will you say that she had deserved the appellation of