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English troops. After this service my cast and my inheritance among was over, the native congregation as. men, but in heaven I shall obtain a sembled in the same church, and fil- new name and a better inheritance led the aisles and porch.
The ser- through Jesus Christ our Lord.' The vice commenced with the Common minister then adds, My beloved prayer, read by an inferior minister, brethren, what shall you obtain in in which all the congregation joined heaven?. They immediately answer with loud fervour. A chapter of the in one voice; • A new name and an inBible was then read, and a hymn of heritance thro' Jesus Christ our Lord.' Luther's sung. Some voices in tenor It is impossible for a stranger not to and bass gave much harmony to the be affected at this scene. Children psalmody, as the treble was distin- of tender years inquire of each other, guished by the predominant voices of and attempt the responses. This custhe women and boys. After a short tom is deduced from Ziegenbalg, wlio extempore prayer, during which the proved its aise from long experience. whole assembly knelt on the foor, “ After the Tamul service was endthe Rev. Dr. john delivered an elo- ell, I returned with the missionaries quent and animated sermon in the Ta. into the vestry or library. Here I mul tongue, from these words, Je. was introduced to the elders and cat. sus stood and cried, If any man echists of the Church. Among othHairst, let him come unto me and ers came Sattianaden the celebrat. drink.' As Mr. Whitefield, on his ed preacher. He is now stricken in first coming to Scotlanıl, was surpris- years, and his black locks have grown ed at the rustling of the leaves of the grey.
As I returned from the Bible, which took place immediately Church I saw the Christian families on his pronouncing lis text, so I was going back in crowds to the country, here surprised at a noise of a different and the mothers asking the boys to kind, viz. that of the iron pen engrav. read passages from their ollas. ing the palmyra leaf. Many persons
“ At four o'clock in the afternoon, had their ollas in their hands writing we went to the little chapel in the the sermon in Tamul short hand. mission garden out of the fort, built Mr. Kolhoff assured me, that some also by Mr. Swartz, and in which his of them are so expert in this, that body now lies. This was a solemn serthey do not lose one word of the vice. Mr. Horst preached in the Porpreacher ; and the sermon of the tuguese language from these words, murning is regularly read in the • Ye who sometimes were afar off, evening by the Catechist from his Pal- are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
I sat on a granite stone which cor" Another custom obtains which I ered Swartz's grave. The epitaph is may mention. In the midst of the in English verse, and written by the discourse, the preacher puts a ques. present Rajah, who has signed his tion to his congregation, who respond, name to it. The organ here accomwithout hesitation, in one voice. The panied the voice, and the preacher object is to keep their attention addressed the people in an animated awake ; and the answer is generally discourse of pure doctrine. In the prompted by the minister himself. evening Mr. Kolhoff presided at the Thus, suppose he is saying, "My exercise in the schools ; on which dear brethren, it is true you are now occasion the sermon of the morning a despised people, being cast out by was repeated, and the boys' ollas the Bramins, but think not that your examined. state is peculiar ; for the Pharisee “ 19 consequence of my having ex. and the worldly man is the Bramin pressed a wish to hear Sattianaden of high and low cast in Europe. All preach, Mr. Kolhoff Lad given notice true Christians must lose their cast in to the congregation in the morning, this world. · Some of you are now fol. that there would be divine service lowing your Lord in the regenera next day. Accordingly the place tion, under circumstances of peculiar was crowded at an early hour. There suffering ; but let every such one be appeared more of a divine unction in of good cheer, and say, I have lost this assembly on this occasion, thaa
on any of the former. Sattianaden bles. I mean to proceed from this delivered his discourse with much place to Madura, where the Roman natural eloquence, and visible effect. Catholics cover the land. Mr. PohHis subject was the marvellous light! le told me that one of their priests, He first described the pagan dark. who was lately in this vicinity, prcachness, then the light of Ziegenbalg, ed the doctrine of the atonement with then the light of Swartz, then the ef. great clearness and force ; in conseforts making in all lands to produce quence of which he was removed by light, and, lastly, the heavenly light, his superiors. I shall endeavour to when there shall be no more need of find him out. Some of the Romish the light of the sun nor of the moon. Churches are very corrupt, mingling In quoting a passage, he desired a Pagan superstitions with Romisli cerlower minister to read it, listened to it emonies. It is nevertheless true, as to a record, and then proceeded to that the Jesuits have hewed wood the illustration. The responses by and drawn water for the Protestant the audience were frequently called mission."
Ch. Ob. for. · He concluded with a fervent prayer for the Church of England. After service, I went up to Sattianaden, and took him by the hand, and the old Christians came round a
British and Foreign Bible Society. bout Weeping. He said he was un. On the 6th inst. the BRITISH AND worthy to preach before his teachers. Foreign Bible Society held their The people asked me about Bengal, third annual meeting, which was nutsaying they had heard good news from merously and respectably attended. thence. i told them the news was The President (Lord Teignmouth) good; but that Bengal was exactly a read from the chair a report of the hundred years behind Tanjore. Mr. proceedings during the last year, from Kolhoff is a man of meck spirit, but which it appears that the society ardent faith, labouring in season, and have distributed, either gratuitously out of season. His congregation is or at reduced prices, many copies of daily increasing Soon after leav- Bibles and Testaments in various ing Tanjore, I passed through the languages ; and that by their encourstoods inhabited by the Colleries or agement and pecuniary aid, presses theives who are now humanized by have been set up at Basie, Berlin, the Gospel. They were clamorous and Copenhagen, for the purpose of for a minister. They have Churches supplying the scriptures in the Ger. but no European minister.
man, Bohemian, Icelandic, and other " At Tritchinopoly is the Church languages, to countries which are in first built by Swartz, and called by great need of them. The Society him Christ's Church. At this station have further granted 20001. to their there are a great number of English, corresponding committee at Calcutta, civil and military. On Sunday morn- for the purpose of aiding the transing I preached from these words, lations of the scriptures into the na
For we have seen his star in the east, tive languages of Oriental India. and are come to worship him.' Dr. An abstract of this report, as well John, who followed me thither, as of the reports of the proceedings preached afterward to the Tamul con- of the missionary and other sociegregation. Next morning a serjeant ties, will appear in a future numi. called on me, who said he had seen ber. the heavenly light in the East, and On the 12th ult. a Sermon was wanted Bibles for the religious Eng- preached and a collection made at lish soldiers. There is a great cry Bentinck Chapel, St. Mary-le-Bone, for Bibles in this country, both by the by the Rev. Basil Woodı. M. A. for native and European Christians. Mr. the benefit of the Society for Mis. Pohle, the German missionary here, sions to Africa and the East, when told me he could dispose of 1000 Bi. the sum of 1781. 145. was obtainei.
List of Jew Publications. A PHILOSOPHICAL Grammar of ion the one thing needful. By David the English Language. By Noah Tappan, D. D. late Hollis Professor Webster, Esq; New Haven. o. of Divinity in the University at CainSteele, & Co. for Brisban & Bannan, bridge. To which is prefixed, Me. New York. 1807.
moirs of the Life and Character of An oration delivered at Northamp. Dr. Tappan, and Dr. Holmes' Diston, July 4th, 1807, on the anniversa- course at his funeral. 1 vol. 8vo. ry celebration of American Inde- W. Hilliard and Lincoln & Edmands. pendence. By Jonathan H. Lyman. 1807. Northampton.T.M. Pomroy. 1807. Burlamaqui on Natural and Politic
An oration, delivered at Salisbury, Law. 2 vols. 8vo. Fifth edition, N. H. July 4th, 1807. By Ezekiel corrected. W. Hilliard, Cambridge. Webster. Concord. G. Hough. 1807. Essays moral, economical, and po.
Doddridge's Family Expositor, litical. By Francis Bacon, Baron of Vol. II. Samuel Etheridge. Charles. Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, and town. 1807.
Lord High Chancellor of England, Rees' Cyclopædia, Vol. V. Part. I. First American edition. Boston. JoS. Bradford. Philadelphia.
seph Greenleaf. 1807. Lectures on the Jewish Antiquities. The New Universal Letter Writer. By David Tappan, D. D. late Hollis By Rev. Thomas Cook. Boston. JoProfessor of Divinity in the University seph Greenleaf. 1807. at Cambridge. 1 vol. 8vo. W. Hil. The Mourning Husband. A Dis. liard and Lincoln & Edmands. 1807. course at the Funeral of Mrs. Thank
Sermons on important subjects, viz. ful Church, late consort of the Rev. On Christian Zeal. On Brotherly Re- John H. Church, Pastor of the Church proof On secret Faults and pre- in Pelham, N. H. April 15, 1806. sumptuous Sins. On the Love of God. By Leonard Woods, Pastor of a On the Love of our Neighbour. On Church in Newbury. Second Edition, Christian Charity. On the Vices of Boston. Lincoln & Edmands. 1807. the Tongue. The Character of the Wise Man. On the Pleasures of Re. Andrews & Cummings, and L. ligion. The want of a practical Re. Blake, propose to reprint by subscripgard to Religious Truth, the Cause of tion, A Dissertation on the Prophe. dangerous speculative Errors. Naa- cies, that have been fulfilled, are now man the Leper. On the Love of the fulfilling, or will hereafter be fulfilled, World. On the Divine Preference relative to the Great Period of 1260 of Mercy to Sacrifice. On Christian Years ; the Papal and Mohammedan Hope. The Christian Pattern. Reli- Apostasies; the tyrannical reign of gious Joy explained and recommend- Antichrist, or the Infidel Power; and ed. On Prayer. The Spirit, Em the Restoration of the Jews. By the ployment and Design of the Christian Rev. George Stanley Faber, B. D. Ministry. The Benefits of Affiction. Vicar of Stockton-upon-tees. On the Duty and Advantages of Wor. shipping God. On Forgiveness. On The second edition of President the Connexion between denying the Webber's Mathematical Text Book. Son and denying the Father. Relis- W. Hilliard. Cambridge.
IN THE PRESS.
Drdination. Ordained at Canaan, (New York) the consecrating prayer. The Rev. the 17th March last, Rev. Azariah Jacob Catlin, of New Marlborough, Clark. The introductory praver was gave the charge. The Rev. Jonathan made by the Rev. David Perry of L. Pomeroy of Worthington gave the Richmond. The Rev. Alvan Hyde right hand of fellowship. The Rev. of Lee, preached the sermon. The John Morse of Green River made the Rev. Thomas Allen of Pittsfield made concluding prayer.
Character of Mrs. Elizabeth Devens, wife of Richard Devens, Esq. who died
at Charlestown, ( Mass.). Aug. 5. 1807. Aged 80. Mrs. Devens was a Christian of fulness for intermingled mercies, she distinguished piety. She exhibited endured her confinement and bodily evidence in her devotional and exem- infirmities ; how deep was her sense plary life, that she knew from her own of unwortliness ; how tender her afexperience the blessedness of those, fection for, and how firm her confi. who are chosen of God, and whom he dence in her Saviour, on whose mercauseth to approach him. She knew its alone she depended for pardon and wbat it was to draw near to God, and salvation. Weaned from this world, to hold communion with him. She her conversation was about heavenly possessed in a happy degree the knows things, on which were placed her suledge and love implied in this duty; preme affections. In her last sickand few Christians have oftener felt ness, which brought her enfeebled themselves in his immediate pres. body to the grave, her faith was liveence, or performed all their duties ly and unwavering; her hope 'was with more sincere views to promote raised, even to assurance ; her com. the glory of God. Entire conformity forts were strong; no temptations to the divine character, and subinis. were permitted to assail her ; no sion to his will, were her constant doubts or fears perplexed or alarmed aim and study. She was desirous her. With a smile she yielded her “to have no will of her own," but to soul into the arms of her Saviour, and bare. God all in all. Her life for a in him she fell asleep. In her life, long period before her decease, was under her sufferings, and in her death, a life of self-denial and suffering. The were exhibited the precious fruits of Christian virtues, which distinguish. the doctrines of grace, which she had ed and adorned her character, were cordially embraced, as the truth of of course those, which flourish best in God. In reference to her, it may be retirement and affliction ; patience, truly said, " Blessed are the dead who resignation, meekness and devotion. die in the Lord, that they may rest In the exercise of these virtues, those from their labours, and their works wbo were conversant with her, can do follow them.” witness, how often, and with what de. A short time before her death, she light, she approached her God; with repeated the following lines, which what humble submission, and thank. were penned, as she uttered them:
“ Cold death my heart invades, and I must die ;
Therefore with joy resign thy dying breath." In contemplating the death of such tant instruction to all the living a Christian, who will not exclaim ; Their language is, if ye would “Let me die the death of the righte- die as we have died, live near to God, ous, and let my last end be like theirs." and know from your own experience; Such Christians, in their death, leave as we have known, the blessedness of solid ground for comfort to their sur. that man, whom the Lord chooseth, viving relatives. They afford impor. and causeth to approach unto him.
ed, supported, and guided by relig. We noticed in the last No. of the Pan. ion. Christian benevolence gives to
oplist, the death of Mrs. Abigail Tuck- the natural affections, all'their moral ei man, wife of the Rev. Yoseph Tuck. loveliness, and renders them an hun. erman of Chelseit, and third daughter dred fold more useful. A Christian of Samuel Parkman, Esq. of Boston; sister, a Christian daughter, a Chris. aged 28. The following sketch of the tian wife, a Christian mother may al. character of this amiable woman ways be depended on. But what con. was hanled us by one, who well knew fidence can be placed in her, wlio her worth.
has no lore to God, her Father, BenIn noticing the decease of Mrs. efactor, Creator, and Sovereign? Tuckerman, it is not our intention
Mrs. T. was blessed with the to compose an unmeaning eulogy; we graces of contentment, moderation, wish to present an amiable character and cheerfil diligence. The prori. to the readers of this work, not for dence of God had presented to her, an encomium on the dead, but to ad.
cup overflowing with temporal vance the moral improvement of the goodness. She received it with gratiliving
tule, tasted it with thankfulness and Jesus Christ, our blessed Redeem. moderation, and delighted to present er, has given us an example of holi. it to the lips of the poor and needy. ness, which infinitely surpasses ail She had the ineans of possessing, human excellence. Yet the graces but was preserved from desiring the of every Christian may be called ex. trappings of vanity. She was amples, though in a subordinate and made to perceive, that God gives inferior sense. So far as any are wealth and prosperity, not to gratify followers of Christ, they may be the pride and appetites of a few, but followed. Their examples should to confer on them the honour of bestimulate us to desire, to pray and ing stewards of his bounty to the rest labour for a conformity to the divine of his creatures. image.
She laboured to appropriate a suit. The contemplation of pious char- able portion of time to every duty, acters is useful in another view; it and to devote every moment to its gives occasion to the exercise of proper use. The aitairs of her house. Christian gratitude and joy. The hold, charitable visits to the poor and devout heart gives thanks to God sick, maternal instructions, useful for the graces bestowed upon a fellow reading and solemn devotion were the disciple.
principal employments of her life. The amiable subject of this notice Mrs. T. was enabled to submit to was in her manners affable, unassum- the divine appointments, with humble ing, and kind. She made no distinc. cheerfulness. She was blessed with tion between the great and the small, a constant sense of her own mortality. the rich and the poor, except to ac- This seemed to influence her conduct commodate herself to their capacities, in a remarkable manner. Even her circumstances and wants. She la household affairs were ordered with a boured to be useful to all of every view to death Every thing was percondition, with whom she was con. formed with a solemn regard to this nected, and in some way to increase truth, that it was possible, death might the rational enjoyments of each indi- arrest her steps, before she should be vidual.
again called to the same duty. To She possessed, in an uncommon de- be prepared for this event, she was ac. gree, that mild and equal temper, customed to mcditate much upon it; which contributes so much to the to seck an interest in the merits of happiness of domestic life. Natural Christ through faith ; by a diligent temperament may make the attain. study of the scriptures, to learn the ment of it easy, but it is the grace of duties, promises, and directions of the God alone, which can make it con- gospel, and by prayer to seek divine stant.
grace, to make them the guides and In the tender relations of sister, comforts of her soul. daughter, wife, and mother, the sen- When it pleased God to visit her timents of nature glowed with ardour with sickness, she submitted with in her bosom ; but they were enliven- meekness and patience. She passed