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MISSION TO KARASS.

ciently strong, the fervency of my without a petition for the Bible So. joy, and love towards all who, ciety and Heathen Nations.” (p. 60.) throughout England, heartily believe in Jesus Christ as their only Saviour, and zealously endeavour to extend the Redeemer's kingdom. I embrace them all as the beloved and In May, 1805, the Edinburgh Misa elect of God, as friends and brethren sionary Society set apart four young in Christ, let them be of wbatever men, viz. John Mitchell, Robert Pina dame, or belong to whatever church kerton, George Macalpine, and James or denomination. The more distant Galloway, to join the Mission among the countries, and the more different the Tartars, in the neighbourhood of the outward forms and establish- Mount Caucasus. They sailed im. ments are, the more I rejoice, if I mediately for Russia. The two first am privileged to hear, that our ever- of these young men were educated faithful Lord and Saviour is gathering at the expense of the Society, and from amongst them a flock of believ. through the kindness of a member, ing people. Truly, God has a nu- who long resided in Russia, were inmerous Army of Reserve in England, structed in the Russian language; who do not bow before the Baal of which will enable them to pass through the age, nor sacrifice to the God of the empire without the aid of an inthe times. Let all who know his terpreter. They have also been name, glorify him for this mercy! taught the art of printing, and have May the peace of God, and the alla carried with them a printing press, sufficient grace of our Lord Jesus and a font of Arabic types, which is Christ be with you all !” (p. 45.) the character used in the place where

We add one more extract : it is they expect to reside. Mr. Brunton, taken from a letter dated in North the missionary, who has for some time Wales, Feb. 22, 1805.

resided at Mount Caucasus, has sent “ There are none of our poor peo- home an Arabic Tract; being an ad. ple willing to live and die without dress to a Musselman, on the subject of contributing their mites towards for. Religion, intending to expose the al a warding so glorious a design. Their surdities of the Koran, and the wickzeal and eagerness in the good cause, edness of Mahomet. This tract has surpasses every thing I have ever been reprinted in London. before witnessed. On several occa

Evan. Mag. sions we have been obliged to check their liberality, and take half what The Religious Tract Society in they offered, and what we thought London, as appears from their annual they ought to give. In very many report, May 9, 1805, since 1799, when instances, servants have given one the institution was formed, have is. third of their wages for the year. In sued from their Depositary, more than one instance, a poor servant-maid two millions of tracts. Pleasing acput down one guinea on the plate, be. counts of the usefulness of these ing one-third of her wages : that it publications are frequently received. might not be perceived what she put A clergyman writes thus to the So. down, sbe covered the guinea with a ciety ; " I have dispersed a few hun. halfpenny. One little boy had with dreds of your tracts in my chapelry much trouble reared á brood of and neighbourhood, during the two chickens ; when the collection came last years ; and thank God, he has to be made, he sold them all, and made them a blessing to many: gave every farthing he got for them “ When I entered on my ministry towards it; and this was his whole here, less than one fourth of the instock, and all the living that he had. habitants attended public worship Innumerable instances of a similar Sunday mornings ; few or none in the nature might be mentioned. Great afternoon. Now I have often the sat. joy prevails universally at the thought isfaction of meeting two-thirds of that the poor Heathens are likely soon my neighbours at chapel, morning to be in possession of a Bible; and and afternoon on the Lord's-day. you will never hear a prayer put up, Communicants, for the last two years,

MISSION OF THE UNITED BRETH

REN AT LADRADOR.

have been double the number they joy and delight in my soul ; and could were before ; and an earnest desire not help weeping so much, that I for. to grow in grace, and in the knowl got myself, and remained sitting in the edge of our Lord Jesus Christ, is in church. My heart has ever since general manifest in our litle village. been fixed upon our Saviour alone;

“I have reason to conclude, that and I often weep for Him. Now I God has wrought this bappy change know truly what you mean by feeling among us by the means of your tracts, our Saviour near and precious to the as inuch as by all my feeble efforts soul, and experiencing his great love united.

ibid. for sinners; and that it is not enough

to be baptized, and to enjoy other privileges in the congregation, but that every one ought to be able to say

for himself, “ My Saviour is mine From the forty-first No. of the pe

he died for my sins, and received even riodical accounts relating to the Mis.

me as his child." This I now feel in sions of the United Brethren among

my heart, and am both humbled and the licathen, it appears that there has thankful before him." been a pleasing revival of religion among the Esquimaux, in a time

JEWS. of scarcity and distress. During For three years past, Mr. JosEPH their greatest sufferings they came to SAMUEL C. F. FREY, a converted church (says the Diary) with friend. Jew from Germany, has been preach. ly and cheerful countenances, and ing to his brethren, the offspring of some would say, “ If we only feel in Abraham, the gospel of Jesus Christ, our hearts, the presence of our Sav, in a very interesting and impressive iour, who has loved us so much, and manner. He was in London in Sep. died and shed his blood, that our sins tember last, where he had two months might be forgiven, we may well be before established a Saturday evening cheerful and contented, though our

lecture. outward circumstances are difficult, It is contemplated to collect, and and we have not much to eat; for we form into one Christian church, the trust that he will also care for us in converted Jews from different parts that respect, and look to him for of Europe. Information of more than help."

twenty has been already received. “Their whole behaviour during this If this important measure can be car. time of trial, gave us much pleasure ried into effect, it may be a mean of exand encouragement. There was a citing among the Jews generally, 1 spi. general and powerful awakening rit of inquiry into the truth of Chris. among them, which first began to be tianity. Such a society would afford alperceived in some women who were so a refuge to those, who, on embrabaptized last winter.

cing the religion of Christ, are obliged “ One of above mentioned women to forsake father and mother, and being asked, How she was first led to earthly substance. reflections so much more serious than A prayer meeting among a few conformerly, she replied, That a mission- verteld jews bas been established on ary had been speaking, at a meeting Friday evening, at Mr. Frey's apart. of the Esquimaux,concerning the great ments, where his brethren are invited pains which the Lord Jesus Christ had to converse with him. endured for our sakes, in soul and

Evan. Magbody, and his readiness now to accept the worst of sinners, who plead the A letter from London, of Sept. 16th merits of his blood. “ This,” added 1895, to one of the Editors, speaking she, “ I had often heard before, but I of Mr. Frey, says, “ He is a most innever felt what I then felt. I thought teresting preacher. The Jews, howeven for me, a wretched creature, who ever, oppose him most bitterly, so that lived worse than a dog in every kind his life has been frequently in danger. of abomination, as our Saviour suffer. The converts to Christianity, among ed so much, and he will now receive the Jews, are treated with the greatest aven ne, and have mercy upon ine! barbarily, by their relations." At the same time, I felt a singular

MR. KICHERER, THE CELEBRATED On the 30th of May, 1805, the an

MISSIO SARY TO SOUTH AFRICA. nual general meeting of the Charity

Turs distinguished servant of God Schools in London took place in St. appears to have been prepared in a Paul's cathedral. The number of peculiar manner for missionary la- children was upwards of 6000, be. bours. At an early period of life, he sides whom 7000 persons were sup. happened to read Cook's Voyages : posed to be present. The spectacle his mind was then led to contemplate was grand, and highly gratifying to the miserable condition of the human every benevolent mind. A sermon race sitting in the region and shadow was presched on the occasion by the of death. His soul longed for their Bishop of Bristol. Christian Obsero. salvation; and he eagerly desired, if possible, to be instrumental to that end. But he had no conception of any means whereby this could be accomplished, We have learned with real satis. nog did he know there was a missions faction, that the venerable Bishop of ary in the world. For many years,

London has interfered to prevent the however, the ardent desire of evangele continuance of those subscription izing the heathen dwelt on his mind. concerts, which have been performed At length, the Missionary Society was at the houses of different noblemen, formed; when being one afternoon to the disgrace of a Christian counat the house of a friend, a Dutch min. try, on a Sunday. His Lordship's reister first informed him that British monstrances, it is hoped, will be effec. Christians were devising means to tual, without the necessity of resort. send the gospel to the heathen. It is ing to legal measures. If not, we impossible to express the joy afforded are assured that he will be deterred hlm by this intelligence. From this by no considerations of rank and inmoment Mr. Kicherer exulted in the fluence from pursuing the path of his hope, that he should one day gratify duty, by suppressing these outrages the dearest wish of his heart, in be. on public decency, and bringing de. coming the messenger of Jesus to the linquents to justice. His Lordship bonighted world. Application was has succeeded in preventing the enter. soon made to the society, and he was tainments at the opera from encroach. accepted as one of their missionaries. ing, as had been the practice, on the Relig. Mon. Sunday morning.

ibid.

Literary Intelligence.

ITALY.

tion.

and is actually distributed in the ANOTHER building has been clear Mediterranean, by the numerous od from the ashes which buried the channels of which our naval superior. sity of Pompeii, in the year of Christ ity gives us the command. It is said 79. Vases, coins, musical instru. to be perused with avidity, not only ments, and several fresco paintings, in the Grecian islands, but on the have been found in good preserva- coast of Asia Minor, and in the re

gencies on the coast of Africa. This At the town of Fiesole, near Flor. is an efficacious means of increasing ence, a beautiful amphitheatre has the importance of our occupation been discovered, and the greatest of Malta. The illumination of , part of it cleared from the rubbish. free press judiciously directed, may It is supposed capable of containing operate powerfully in dissipating, at least thirty thousand persons.

mists of error and deception, which have enveloped the wide horizon of

the Mediterranean. The Italian lanA weekly paper, in Italian, has guage is the common medium of in. been some time printed at Malta; tercourse round that sea, and this exVol. I. No. 7.

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MALTA.

GERMANY.

RUSSIA.

tensive range is placed completely “The present times are peculiarly within our influence, so long as we distinguished for the necessity of possess Malta.

Christ. Obsers. calling the minds of Christians in

general, and of the world at large, to HOLLAND

the genuine dictates of the standard Tuz Tylerian Society has decreed of truth. We have seen the plainest the gold medal to JACOB HAFNER of passages of Holy Writ wrested from Amsterdam for his prize essay on

their evident import; and passages the following question: "What has confessedly difficult, have been triumbeen the influence of missions in dif- phantly adduced as demonstrations of fusing Christianity during the two folly and inposture ; without inquirlast centuries; and what may be ex- ing whether accurate information pected from the Missionary Societies might not render them clear and ea. now existing?"

sy. Influenced by these, and by other considerations, of which the public

cannot be ignorant, and desirous of A new Academy of Sciences has vindicating truth, and promoting piéty

and knowledge, the editors presume been founded at Munich, under the direction of Count RUMFORD, who

to think they could not have rendered has been named its President. To

more acceptable service to the this, Sommering, and other men of interests of religion, than by reprintlearuing, have been appointed with ing a work of established reputation, handsome salaries. A large observa

in which, from the nature and form of

it, any article that can be desired may tory has been built, and furnished in

be instantly found in its proper place, a very complete manner.

satisfactorily explained in a simple and perspicuous manner.

“This work is the production of MR. Arthur Young is arrived at thirty years professedly devoted to it; Petersburgh, on a statistical journey it has ever been esteemed a complete through the Russian empire, in which library of scripture knowledge. It he purposes to employ twelve months,

has been translated into most lanHe has been received with the re.

guages, French, English, German, spect due to his pursuits and his

Dutch, Spanish, &c. Its authority character.

has always stood very high ; not a From the last report to the minis

commentator of repute has appeared ter of public instruction, it appears since the publication of it, who has that the schools throughout the em- not either quoted from it, or appealed pire amount to 494, the teachers to

to it. No library has ever been deem1425, and the pupils to 33,484. The

ed complete without it: but its use. maintenance of these seminaries fulness is not confined to the learned, amounts to 1,727,732 roubles of 215, or to the library; it is calculated for 9661. sterling. These seminaries are the service of all who wish to "give exclusive of various civil and military a reason for the hope that is in them,” academies, as well as of all female

or who wish to understand, for themschools. Private individuals emulate

selves, that sacred volume on which the government in their benefactions they build their faith. for the promotion of public instruc. This celebrated dictionary wc tion. Counsellor Sudienkow has giv. have printed in quarto, as a more en 40,000 roubles for the erection of eligible size than folio; we have schools in Little Russia. The nobil. accommodated it to English readers, ity of Podolia have contributed by our mode of publication, by 65,000 roubles to found a military arrangement, &c. and, to render it school in that province. A number complete, we have annexed one of the of similar donations have been made

most entertaining, as well as instructiec in various parts of the enpire. works, which have issued from the

English press; forming an assemblage Mr. C. TAYLOR, of London, has of the most curious and pertinent expublished an improved quarto edition tracts from voyages and travels into of Calmet's dictionary of the Holy the east, which illustrate an infinity of Bible. The following is his address scripture peculiaritics and incidents, o the public :

by the same customs, manners, and

ideas, which are maintained in the sketch, and a portrait of some distin. cast at this very time ; with Plates, guished American character.

We Maps, &c. &c. from the best wish the POLYANTHUS may be found authorities."

among the prize flowers,” possess.

ing the requisite properties for admis. Mr. JOSEPH T. BUCKINGHAM,

sion into the collections of men of of Boston, intends publishing, in taste, virtue and science. monthly numbers, (the first appears Jan. 1806) a work called the Po. We are happy to learn that different LYANTHOS.* Its aim is “to please booksellers in England and Scotland, the learned and enlighten the igno. are publishing the whole works of the rant; to allure the idle from folly, and following eminent divines, viz. Bishop confirm the timid in virtue." Each Hall, Archbishop Leighton, Dr. number is to contain a biographical Watts, Dr. Doddridge, and the late

President Edwards. Also the moral We think this should be Polyanthus. and religious works of Sir Matthew See Encyclopedia.

Hale.

List of New Publications.

LETTERS from Europe, during a ries, &c. of persons, places, and natu. tour through Switzerland and Italy, ral productions mentioned in scrip. in the years 1801 and 1802, written by ture ; the antiquities, buildings, coins, a native of Pennsylvania. In two vol. habits, laws, customs, and peculiar. umes. Philadelphia. A. Bartram. ities of the Jews, and other eastern

Hymns and spiritual songs, for nations : with chronological tables, the use of Christians. Serenth edi. calendar, &c. &c. to which are added tion, revised, corrected, and en. entirely new illustrations of scripture larged; containing, in addition to incidents and expressions, selected those heretofore published, a copious from the accounts of the most authen. selection from the best modern au. tic historians, travellers, &c. contain: thors, and several original hymns. ing many incidents and observations Baltimore. Samael Butler and War- extremely interesting, and highly en. ner Hanna.

tertaining Illustrated by numerous The flowers of fancy, or poetical plates of views, maps, plans, dresses, wreath ; carefully selected from the &c. This work may be had in sixtybest authors. Baltimore. J. W.Butler. four numbers, at 13. a number, or in The stranger in France; or, a tour twenty-one parts,

on fine paper. from Devonshire to Paris. By John C. Taylor. London. Carr, Esq. Baltimore. G. Hill. Supplement to Calmet's dictionary

A short account of the life and of the Holy Bible; containing words, death of the Rev. John Lee, a Meth. &c. omitted in the dictionary, and odist minister, in the United States further remarks, &c. in continuation of America. By Jesse Lee. Baltic of the fragments. C. Taylor. London. more. John West Butler.

Scripture illustrated by engravings: A compendious system of geogra referring to natural science, customs, phy, as connected with astronomy, manners, &c. of the east, with disser. and illustrated by the use of the tations, and an expository index of globes, with an appendix. By the passages in the Bible, which are ca, Rev. Thomas Ross, a. M. senior min. pable of illustration by the knowledge ister of the Scotch church in Rotter- of nature. In eight parts, price five dam. Edinburgh. 1804. 780 pages shillings each. Č. Taylor. London. 80. This is a judicious and val. uable work, neatly printed on wove paper, with maps engraved by the Pope's Homer's Iliad, in two vols. hrst artists, and coloured.

fine demy, 18mo. Boston, E. Cotton, Calmet's Dictionary of the Holy The Sabbath, a poem, an elegant Bible ; explaining the names, histó edition. Boston. D. and J. West.

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