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A companion to the holy Bible; at the same time what idols the Isra. being Dr. Wells's historical geogra- elites were seduced to worship, and phy of scripture, revised, corrected what opponents the Christian religion and improved ; with geographical ex- had to overthrow at its first promulgacursions, intended to ascertain certain tion.Of this work there will be two facts of importance. Accompanied editions : one on common paper, in by maps, plans, views, medals, and shilling numbers, crown octavo, pockother plates suitable to the subject, et size ; published monthly ; will be and illustrative of the religion, and complete in two vols. Another on incidental peculiarities of places men- fine
paper, in five shilling parts, detioned in scripture.-Of the maps of my quarto, each containing, three this work, some are outlines repre. shilling numbers ; published erery senting the ancient state of various three months; will be complete in parts ; others are finished, represent- one volume. -The second part of this ing the same countries in their mod. companion will contain the history of ern state. Many of the plates will be the sacred books, the lives of the taken from medals of the cities re. writers, remarks on their styles of ferred to, from whence their deities composition, &c. C. Taylor. Lonmay be ascertained ; which will shey don.
A Memoir of the Rep. JONAS as well as the sheep. His public dis.
CLARK, whose death has been al- courses consisted, not of learned disready announced.
cussions on speculative or metaphysic. He was born at Newton, on the 25th al subjects, nor yet of dry lectures on of December, 1730, graduated at the heathen morality ; but of the most in. neighbouring University in 1752, and teresting truths of the gospel, well ar. on the fifth of November, 1755, suc- ranged for the edification of his hear. ceeded the aged and venerable Han- ers; and they were delivered, not in Cock, in the pastoral care of the a formal, heartless manner, but with church and congregation in Lexing- uncommon energy and zeal. He alton. Here, through the course of so lived in a good measure, as he half a century, he approved himself preached. He was incapable of wish. an able and faithful minister of the ing to be himself exempted from those New Testament. Receiving the restrictions and self-denials, which he charge of a people, long accustomed inculcated upon others. Far from es. to gospel order, he was laudably am. teeming Christ's yoke to be heavy, he bitious to lead them on in the good old always appeared to bear it with de. paths, trodden by our pious ancestors. light. He regarded the usages which had In his pastoral visits and in the prevailed during the ministry of his whole of his social intercourse among predecessor, as models for his own, his people, no minister could be more Indeed the mantle of the ascended tender and sympathizing, or take a prophet apparently rested on his suc. deeper interest in whatever concerned cessor. The spirit of primitive Chris. either their present or future well-betianity displeyed through the long lite ing. “He was gentle among them, of the former, was exhibited afresh in as a nurse cherisheth her children." that of the latter. Mr. CLARK was His attachment to them was nat. wholly devoted to the duties of his sa- urally connected with an high degree cred calling, and by reading, medita- of patriotism. In the times preced. tion and prayer, became mighty in the ing the American revolution, he was scriptures, rightly dividing them, giv. not behind any of his brethren in giring to every one their portion in due ing his influence on the side of his season, supplying milk for babes, and country, in opposition to its oppres. strong meat for those of full stature; While the distressed inhabi. feeding, with equal care, the lainbs tants of Boston were suffering under
the port bill, sixteen or twenty cords As an affectionate, exemplary mother, of wood were said to have been sent as a faithful friend, and, most of all, on one day, to their relief, from as a follower of Christ, she deserves Lexington, as a donation from the the remembrance of her surviving ac. minister, or from the people through quaintance. By her fruits she sħew. his influence. Whether the British ed herself a child of God. The pleastroops became acquainted with this ing hope, which is entertained of her circumstance or not, it is certain, that eternal welfare, is not grounded merethe first blood which they afterward ly on that fairness of character and shed was that of the Lexington peo. that amiable deportment, which gainple. At the dawn of day, on the 19th ed the esteem of all who knew her; of April following, the heart of the nor on the seriousness of her last days pastor was wrung with anguish at the and hours; but a cordial regard to Je. sight of his beloved parishioners, not sus Christ and the truths of his gospel, many rods distant from his door, most which uniformly appeared in her life. cruelly murdered, through the mere She loved the habitation of God's insolence and wanton pride of an arm. house, and was, even to old age, a ed force. During the continuance of pattern of constancy in attending pubthe war, which then commenced, the lic worship. Her religion conspired anniversary of this outrage upon hu- with her natural temper to render her manity was religiously observed by cheerful ; but her cheerfulness was him and his people.
not levity. She had little confidence in As his circumstances were never her own piety. The hope she enter. affluent, and he had a numerous fam- tained of her final acceptance was com. ily of ten children to educate, it was monly a trembling hope. But this did matter of admiration how he found not prevent her joy in God. She often means for his works of charity and expressed a penitent sense of her sins, for the practice of hospitality to so of the weakness of her faith, and of great an extent. His doors were open her great distance from that perfec. to laymen and strangers, as well as to tion, after which her soul aspired, his brethren and to candidates for the The amiable glory of Christ excited ministry. So generally did the latter, her love. Though she was conscious allured by his known disposition to en- of total unworthiness, the fulness of his courage them, seek his acquaintance, atonement encouraged her hope ; that he was, of course, during the lat- while the promise of his Spirit animatter years of his life, very frequently ed her endeavours and prayers. The solicited to assist at their ordination. peculiar discoveries of the gospel Perhaps there is not another minister gained not only the assent of her un. in the State, who has so often adminis- derstanding, but the tenderest affectered the charge on such occasions. tion of her heart. To the last she was
He continued the performance of favoured with a remarkable degree of parochial duties until within a few mental vigour, and was enabled, a weeks of his death. Visiting him short time before she expired, to ad. after his confinement, the writer of dress to her children and grandchild. this article was pleased and edified in ren such pious counsel, as was dictatwitnessing the calınness and compo
ed by the dying scene.
They had sure with which he supported the
comfort in her life, and are not withprospect before him, and spoke of his out comfort in her death. But praise approaching dissolution. Mark the is not due to mortals. Let us cherish perfect man, and behold the upright, for that lovely humility, which she often the end of that inan is peace.
expressed, and ascribe all her com At Braintree, EBENEZER C.THAY. fort and usefulness here, and all the LR, aged 30; a respectable physician. blessedness we hope she will enjoy
At Amherst, on the 14th inst. the hereafter, to THE GRACE OF GOD. Hon, SIMEON STRONG, one of the Off Cadiz, October 19, Lord Vis. Judges of the Supreme Judicial count NELSON, a celebrated British Court of this Commonwealth, in his admiral, killed in a battle between a
British and a combined French and Af Newbury, December 10, the Spanish fleet, in which the former widow SARAH NEWELL, aged 83. were riotorious.
"T13 God who bids the tempest blow,
Again he bids a milder ray
But lest all nature fail and die,
The storms awhile with fury play,
Now by alternate rains and shines,
Let nature join her highest lays, The great Creator's name to praise; In all his works his wonders shine, His works declare his dame divine.
[From the Monthly Anthology.] HAIL Winter! sullen monarch! dark with clouds : Throned on bleak wastes, and fierce and cold with storms; Welcome thy blasting cold and treasured snow ! Thy raving, rending winds do but compose My soul; and midst thy gloom, my heart Smiles like the opening spring. Thy long drear nights, Winter, I bail. The cold receding sun I love to follow to the cloudy west, And see thy twilight deepen into gloom Of thickest darkness. Round my cheering fire, How I enjoy the glistening eye, and smile, And burning cheek, and prattle innocent, Of my dear little ones; and when they sink With heavy eyes into the arms of sleep, Peaceful, and smiling still, and breathing soft; How pleasant glide the hours in converse pure With her whom first I lov'd ; who long has crown'd My joys, and soothed me with her gentle voice, Under a load of sorrows; who has felt The power of truth divine; and from whose lips I catch the peace and love of saints in heaven. Vain world! We envy not your joys. We hear Your rattling chariot wheels, and weep for you ; We weep that souls immortal can find joy In forcing laughter, dissipating thought, In the loose stage, the frisking dance, the pomp, And forms and ornaments of polish'd life, In heartless hypocritic show of love, In giddy nonsense, in contempt of truth, Which elevates the soul, and swells the heart With hope of holy bliss. We mourn your waste Of mind, of strength, of wealth. Think, thoughtless world,
How many fatherless and widows pine
* Canticles ii. 10.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. H, on Secrets revealed to those who fear the Lord, is received, and on file for our next rumber.
The apology of FIDELIS was unnecessary. His communication is very acceptable, and will be read with interest. We shall hope to hear again from this unknown and judicious correspondent.
C. Y. A. will accept our cordial thanks for his luminous remarks on several interesting subjects. The lucubrations of this original and instructive writer will be very acceptable to the editors, and we presume to the readers of the Panoplist.' We are happy to find him a favourite of the muses. He will par. ticularly oblige us by contributions to our poetic department.
The subject of P’s communication is very important, and requires to be managed with a skilful and delicate hand. The piece before us contains good matter ; but it will be necessary to give it a new dress before it can appear with advantage before the public eye.
Our readers shall be gratified with 2, in continuation, on Experimental Religion, in the next number.
Philo's concluding No. on the Deluge ; further remarks on Demons, by BETA; and EUSEBIUS, on the importance of preparation for death, are received and on file for future publication.
As a large proportion of our readers do not understand the dead languages, a lover of sacred poesy will excuse our declining his request, unless he will accompany the Latin text with an English translation.