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commended to theological stu- Ridgley's body of divinity : Ed. dents? The following list of books wards' History of Redemption, was of Dr. Tahran's forming. and Treatise on the affections : On Natural Religion.
Berry-street sermons: the ser. ABERNETAY's and Leland's
mons of Blair, Doddridge, Grore, sermons on the divine attributes: Lathrop, S. Stennet, Sherlock, Clark's demonstration,
Tillotson, R. Walker, Watts,
Evans. Price on morals.
On the Christian Church and Or, On the Necessity of Revelation.
dinances. Leland or Campbell.
Hemmen way and Emmons: On the Proof of Revelation. Edwards, Lathrop and Tow.
Doddridge's three sermons on good on infant baptism : Beil, this subject : Newton on the Grove and Henry on the Lord's prophecies : West on the resur
supper. rection of Jesus Christ : Little
On Jewish ton on the conversion and apos,
and Ecclesiastical tleship of St. Paul : Farmer on
History. miracles : Paley's Evidences :
Lowman and Shaw on Juda, Butler's Analogy.
Shuckford's and Pri.
deaux's connexions: Jortin's On the Doctrines of Revelation.
and Mosheim's ecclesiastica! The expositions of Doddridge, history. Guise, Henry and Whitby :
Review of New Publications.
A Funeral Oration, fironounced in progress he made in the various
the chapel of Dartmouth Uni- branches of learning, gained the versity, on the death of ELIPAA- love and esteem of all who knew LET HARDY, a member of the bim, and excited the hope, that junior class, who died at Hano. he would be an ornament to the ter, Jan, 2, 1806, aged 19 cause of virtue, and a great blessyears. By John BURNHAM, a ing to the world. classmate. Hanover. M. Da- The following paragraph in vis.
he oration, descriptive of the exIt is the occasion of this ora
ercises of his mind in his last tion, which renders it worthy of sickvess, deserves particular nopublic notice. The
tice; and leads us to entertain
young man, whose death is here deplored, very favourable ideas of the theo: was endued with remarkable logical views of the writer, as intellectual powers, and engaged, well as of the penitence and subwith singular diligence and the mission of his deceased classmost flattering prospect of suc
mate. cess, in the pursuit of useful the deceased was the subject of seri:
" A short time before his death, knowledge. His regular and a
ons religious impressions. The in, miable deportment, and the rapid fluence of the Holy Spirit unfolded to
bis astonished view the ocean of de- ance ; to the lendency of the gospravity whieh exists in the human piel; to the revolution which has heart. Deeply impressed with a sense of the rectitude of God's holy
taken place in this country ; and law, he was convinced that the pun.
to the events, which we have reaishment of sinners was just. Brought son to believe are hastening forat length to bow to the sceptre of ward 10 their completion. Under Jesus, he gave satisfactory evidence each of these heads we find very to those around him, that he was the subject of regenerating grace. When pertinent remarks. The author the agonies of his mind had impaired is so happy, as not to lose sight the health of his body,...still he spake either of the text, or of the occawith the most profound reverence of sion. We observe a beautiful God and religion ; declaring repeatedly, he had no wish the divine law
ease of language, which' is naturshould suffer that he might be saved. al to one who is blessed with ease Here was evinced that cordial submiss of thought. The characteristic sion to the decrees of Heaven, which trait of the composition is a liveconstitutes the true Christian."
ly, forcible brevity. In some The youth and inexperience sentences there is a transposition of the writer must be an apolo approaching the air of poetry. gy for some incorrect thoughts
The following specimen shows and expressions, for some un- the author's manner. couthness and harshness in his
In the concluding addressfigures, and for the incoherence
“ Mankind are branches of the same of the several parts of his oration. family. Turn to the East or West,
to the North or South ; traverse the globe from pole to pole. Wherever
you meet a human being, you meet The Messiah’s Reign, a sermon
a brother or a sister. This Christiani, preached on the fourth of July, est language. The heart of the pat
ty teaches and enforces in the strongbefore the Washington Society,' riot....glows with a warmth communiby James Muir, D.D. Pastor af cated from Scripture. That ineglectthe Presbyterian Church al cd, that despised, that persecuted Alerandria. Snowden. Alexa
book has scattered the seeds of patri. andria."
otism, and cherished their growth.
“ All and each can do something This short sermon is founded for the benefit of society. Few, it is on the following prophetic de
true, can enlighten the nation, or man.
age public affairs. Pretensions to scription of Christ's reign by the this by those whose ignorance prophet Micah. “He shall judge and weakness are too apparent to be
Like among many people, and rebuke denied, tend to confusion. strong nations afar off, and they who unwisely seized with his feeble
Phæton, in the heathen mythology, shall beat their swords into
grasp the reins of his father's fiery ploughshares, and their spears steeds, they bring themselves into into pruning hooks; nation shall danger, and expose their fellow-meu not lift up sword against nation, to dreadful calamities. God tits men
for different purposes.
Let each neither shall they learn war any know his place.
He may be an exmore. But they shall sit every pert mechanic and a useful farmer, man under his vine, and under who would prove a most miserable bis figtree; and none slull make statesman." them afraid.” The author's plan The author cannot close withis to consider these words in their out seizing the opportunity to espect to the Messiah's appear. recommend the missionary ob
ject, and to solicit aid to the mis- however, with safety, until they had sionary fund. This may subject o'clock in the evening, when a heavy
almost reached their homes, about 8 him to the censure of the partial squall met them, as they were crosscritic, but will much endearing Rye-ledge, which instantly upset him to the heart of the fervent their boat. Cæsar kept his hold of Christian.
the boal, and was saved, while the others were thrown from it, and at
once perished in the deep. Their Two discourses occasioned by the ing, and interred the afternoon of the
bodies were found early next mom. sudden deaths of Joseph Brown,
same day.” jun. Æt. 23, and James Jenness, £t. 24 ; who were drowned near Rye-Beach, on the even- A Discourse oefore the Society for ing of 9ih Sept. 1806 : the for- Propagating the Gospel among mer delivered Sept. 101h, at the the Indians and others in North time of interment ; the latter America, delivered November delivered the Lord's day fol
6, 1806. By Thomas BARlowing. By WILLIAM Pid
NARD, D. D. Minister of the GIN, A. M. Minister of a Pres- North Church in Salem. TO byterian Church in Hampton. which is added an Appendix. Newburyport. E. W. Allen. Charlestown. S. Etheridge. 1806.
These are plain, serious, pertinent and useful discourses, from
The theme of this discourse the two following well chosen
is St. Paul's declaration, Phil. i. texts : Ecc. ix. 12. For man also
18. “ What then ? notwithstandknoweth not his time: As the fishes
ing every way, whether in prethat are taken in an evil net, and tence,or in truth, Christ is preaches the birds that are caught in the ed ; and I therein do rejoice, yea, 80 are the sons of men
and will rejoice.” shared in an evil time, when it
After a pertinent introduction, falleth suddenly upon them. And the preacher invites the attention Job xxi. 23, 24. One dieth in his
of his audience to the three folfull strength, being wholly at case lowing observations.
1. « Permit me to observe the and quiet : His breasts are full of
manner in which the Being, supreme. milk, and his bones are moistened ly powerful, wise and goud, chose to with marrow.
propagate Christianity in the world, The melancholy circumstan- at the
time of its introduction, and in ces, which occasioned these dis- the years immediately succeeding.". courses, are briefly related in a history of the time, we are disposed to
11. “Inattentive to the authentic, note, as follows;
think discordance of opinion with re: “ Joseph Brown, of Northampton, spect to the Christian doctrine, could and James Jenness, of Ryc, together not have arisen under the authoritawith a man of colour, named Cæsar, tive and infallible instruction of an holy had been at Portsmouth. While re
Apostle; and without hesitation atturning, which was late in the day, tribute to its first preachers universal. the clouds collected, and appeared ly the highest purity and benevolence." very black and threatening, attended III. * There is no mode of action with frequent lightning, and at length we can adopt, which will more dignify a free discharge of rain. Night came our characters, or more rejoice our on, which greatly added to the gloom- hearts in the seasons of impartial re.. iness of the season. They proceeded, “ fection, than a persuasion that we are
assisting in our humble measure, in their idea, preach the whole gospel, the propagation of the religion of yet do they not preach parts of it? Christ.**
Yea, many solemn and interesting parts Under the first head we are of it? Are not parts of it good for happy to find Jesus Christ in- something? Are they not indeed, di
vine seed, which may spring up, and troduced, as a divine teacher and bear the fruits of immortal life and Saviour. But we feel some diffi- bliss ? If their stated ministers and culty in reconciling the following missionaries promote, by their teachremarks with the idea of his di- ing in common, some of the most imvinity, or with the character of portant subjects of the religion they Him, in whom dwelleth all the ful- respects, to rejoice in their labours,
believe, is it not their duty, in these Ress of the godhead bodily. and wish them success? Let us now
"But with all his divine abilities, appeal to the fact to determine how be felt the infirmities of a man, and far, in union together, they preach the needed human assistance. He chose truths of the gospel. Do they not twelve of the number of his followers unitedly preach the evidences of to be his confidential friends and min- Christ's mission; state his gospel the isters, who, being around his person, only infallible directory of our faith and in every place and circumstance, manners; and charge us to consult it might promptly afford him their aid.” upon all important questions with
What impression, it is candid- teachable minds, if we would be made ly asked, does this representation
“ wise unto salvation ?” Do they not
propose, and warmly recommend to of Christ make on the mind ? Is the love and imitation of their hearers, it not that of weakness and de his example ? An example pure and pendence? Is it not that of a
exalted beyond what poets had fanci• leader, needing a lifeguard, rath-ed, or historians, sacred or human,
described before he lived; for till then, er than of him, by whom the they never beheld, nor heard of such worlds were made ?
excellence of worth, such beauty of These queries are made, not: cbaracter in our form. Do they not that we doubt the preacher's be-i urge upon us his precepts, as the sun lief of the sacred TRINITY ; but preme rule of our temper and conduct,
because the wisdom which is from because we think such a repre- above, is first pure, then peaceable, sentation of the Son of God little gentle and easy to be entreated, full calculated to excite the reverence of mercy and good fruits, without para or gratitude of those whom be tiality, and without hypocrisy ! Do catne to redeem.
they not affirm, in the words of the
apostle, notwithstanding their hypothUnder the second head of his esis to render the subject more inteldiscourse the main object of the, ligible may differ, all have sinned. preacher appears to be, not to
and come short of the glory of God ; prove that differences of opinion being justified freely by his grace relative to doctrine, &c. have ex. Jesus Christ; whom God hath set
through the redemption that is in isted in all ages of the church ; forth to be a propitiation through faith but to shew that the preaching in his blood, to declare his righteousof the gospel, though various ness for the remission of sins, that and partial, has produced very God?” Do they not, divinely taught
are past, through the forbearance of beneficial effects, spiritual and by their Master, bring life (and imtemporal. In evidence of this, mortality beyond the grave, into a and as a' specimen of our au
state of clearer and more splendid thor's manner, the following ex
light, than it had been by the philostract is given.
ophers of the world, and even by in
spired teachers before he came, and * Though the instructors whom place it in a point of view, calculated, they conceive erroneous, may not, in more than any othet, deeply to im. No.7. Vol. II.
press the human mind and passions, or missionaries," If all the a scene of complete moral retribution ? truths, which such teachers Do not the motives they inculcate to excite us to well doing, and to deter preach“ in union,” are here us from evil, exceed in weight and named by our author ; it may consequence all which any other reli- ' well be doubted, whether the ingious instructor has ever taught for fluence of Christianity on the this holy end ?"
moral character of individuals, or With our benevolent author even on society, would much we cheerfully admit, as a delight- surpass that of the philosophy of ful fact, that “ high spiritnal Socrates, did not other preachadvantages have attended the ers often exceed their limits. If preaching of Christ, though the we are taught in the gospel, that Salutary office has been perform- by nature we are morally depraved with varying degrees of light, ed and children of wrath; that ability, and success; that the
we are dead in trespasses and Christian world is the fairest por- sins, and enemies to God; that tion of this earth; and that no
we must be born again and be particular class of Christians can come new creatures ; that sin is claim these good effects, as aris- atoned only by the blood of Jesus, ing exclusively from their modes and that this Jesus is a divine of teaching." Still, however, it person ; that justification is the seems reasonable to suppose, work of God's Spirit, and that that the influence of the gospel our salvation is wholly of grace, would have been greater, had it through faith, and that not of been preached with more light, ourselves ;---these doctrines must ability and uniformity; especial- not only be parts, but the essenly if the whole gospel had been tial parts, of the gospel, since thus preached. Admitting, with they give to man, and to Chrisour catholic author, that instruct. tianity, a character and features, ors, deemed erroneous,“ preach not merely different, but oppoparts of the gospel,” and that site to those, usually ascribed to they unitedly preach the evi- them, in systems of theology, in dences of Christ's mission," and which these doctrines are set state his gospel the only infalli- aside. The Scripture constantly ble directory of our faith and supposes that the truth may be manners ; that they warmly re- preached, as well as professed, commend his example and urge by bad men and from bad inoupon us his precepts; that they tives. Still it is truth; and this exhibit “ life and immortality in a
was the ground of the apostle's more splendid light, than any joy. He rejoiced, that in any piilosophers or even inspired way or with any disposition (even teachers" before his coming, and if the motive were cruel) Christ inculcate “ motives" to virtue,
was preached. Here is no refexceeding in weight those of any
erence, either to the nature or former religious teacher; Dever- number of the doctrines preachtheless, if other instructions be ed. The fair import of the pasnot added, we are painfully ap- sage is, that those, who were acprehensive, that the most im
tuated by envy, preached the portant parts of the gospel are same doctrines with those, who not preached by such“ ministers preached from good will. This