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parts of the country decent houses for publick worship have been lately erected; and where such accommodations are wanting, multitudes assemble, and continue encamped for days in the open fields. This is a crisis, of which enlightened and influential christians should avail themselves "
county, who always have a sermon at their monthly meetings, have, we hear, agreed that for the present year the sermon be on the subject of the Trinity, or the divinity of Jesus Christ; also that one of their number exhibit an essay on one of these subjects at each of their meetings.
The middle association of Essex
Mr. Parkinson, surgeon, has in the press a work, entitled, “ Organick Remains of the former world displayed." In which the Mosaick account of the deluge is shown to agree with the pres. ent appearance of the globe.
Major Rennel has been comparing the Geography of Scripture, with his own local observations, which have fully established its accuracy. We have not heard whether the result of this investigation has been made publick.
Mr. Barrow, who lately published the second volume of his Travels into the interior of Africa, was, a year since, about to bring forward the Account of
his Travels in China.
Mr. Park, the celebrated African Traveller, has undertaken another journey of discovery, into the southern part of Africa.
A series of Letters has been published in England, written from South America, by an English gentleman, detained a prisoner by the Spaniards, in Paraguay, in the years 1797-8,descriptive of the Country, Government and Manners of the Inhabitants, adorned with highly finished engravings.
The Rev. T. Wood, of Huddersfield, has issued proposals for publishing by subscription, a work entitled, "An Historical, Geographical, and Chronological account of the progress of Christianity on its first promulgation; also a sketch of the primitive Christian Church; with remarks on the revival of religion in the present day." This work was to have been published in April last, price 5s. boards.
An improved edition of Miss Hanrah Adams' View of Religions has been published in England, revised and corrected by the Rev. A. Fuller; to which is prefixed, an original Essay on the Nature and importance of truth.
M. Harding, of the Observatory at Lilienthal, near Bremen, who has been employed on an atlas of all the stars down to those of the eighth magnitude, which lie within and near the orbits of the two new planets Ceres and Palas, discovered on the first of Sept. 1804, a THIRD NEW PLANET. place, as settled by Dr. OLBERS, on Sept. 8, was at M. T. 8h. 11m. 20d.A.R. 1d. 29m. 39s. dec. in south Od. 47m. 19s. its motion in A.R. is about 7m. 56s. retrograde, and in declination about 12m. 24s. south per diem. It is
similar to Ceres in light and apparent magnitude. Nothing nebulous can be distinguished around it; and, in all probability, it is another of a consider. able body of small planets, of which this is the third recently discovered.
The new planet just mentioned, dişcovered by M. Harding, of Lilienthal, has been named JUNO.
The legislature of South Carolina
has passed a law, dividing the state into 119 school districts, to each of which they have given one hundred dollars toward building a school house, and one hundred fifty dollars for supporting a school master.
List of New Publications.
THE Family Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, with original notes, and practical observations. By the Rev. Thomas Scott, morning preacher at the Lock Chapel, &c. London. With copious marginal references. Reprinting by William W. Woodward, Philadelphia, from a new and improved edition now publishing in England, 4 vols. 4to. 24 dols. the set, neatly bound and lettered. Two vols. are completed; the third is in forwardness.
A scripture catechism, or system of religious instruction in the words of scripture, being a selection of the most plain and important texts, so arranged as to give a systematick view of the principal doctrines and duties of our holy religion. Intended as an assistant to christian ministers, parents and instructors in the religious education of children and youth; adapted to the use of schools and families. By a clergyman of Massachusetts. Cambridge.
An attempt to explain God's gracious covenant with believers, and illustrate the duty of parents, to embrace the covenant, dedicate their children in baptism, and train them up in the fear of God. By John H. Church, Pastor of the Church in Pelham, N.H. Amherst. Cushing.
All the publick laws of Connecticut, now in force, are comprised in an octavo volume of less than 700 pages. Prob ably the laws of no other independent civilized country on earth, which has been in existence more than 150 years, are comprised in so small a compass.
Sermons of the late Rev. James Sau. rin, pastor of the French Church at the Hague. 6 vols. 8vo. translated from the original French by Robert Robinson. Nichols. New York.
Sermons by Williams Jay, first American from the second London edi.
Moral Education, by a disciple of the Old School Philosophy. N. Haven printed 1804; 25 cents.
An address delivered to the candi
dates for the Baccalaureate, in Union College, (Schenectady) at the anniversary commencement, May 16th, 1805. By Eliphalet Nott, President.
A discourse before the society for propagating the gospel, among the Indians and others, in N. America, delivered on the first Nov. 1804, by Rev. Levi Frisbie. Ipswich.
A sermon preached January 9th 1805, in the Tabernacle, Salem, at the ordination of Rev. Lucius Bolles, to the pastoral care of the Baptist Church and Society in that town. By Samuel Stillman, D.D.
A Sermon delivered at Sedgwick, May 15th, 1805, at the ordination of Rev. Daniel Merrill, to the Pastoral charge of the Baptist church of Christ in that place. By Thomas Baldwin,
A sermon preached in the audience of His Excellency Caleb Strong, Esq. Governour, the other members of the Executive, and the honourable legisla. lature of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the anniversary Election, May 29th, 1805. By John Allyn, Congregational minister of Duxborough.
Memoirs of the Life, Writings and Correspondence, of Sir William Jones. By Lord Teignmouth. Philadelphia. Poyntell; 2 dolls. 75 cents.
N. B. The list of new publications will be continued and rendered as the Editors shall receive, can make it. complete, as the information, which
Authors, who wish to have their works noticed in the Panoplist, are re
Sketches of the Life of the late Rev. Samuel Hopkins, D. D. Pastor of the first Congregational Church in New-quested to forward them to the Ediport, written by himself. Interspers- tors, free of expense, directed to Samed with marginal notes, extracted uel Etheridge, Printer, Charlestown from his private diary: To which is added, a dialogue by the same hand, on the nature and extent of true christian submission: Also,
A serious Address to professing christians, in the name and from the words of Jesus Christ, recorded in Revelation xvi. 15. with an introduction to the whole by the Editor. PubJished by Stephen West, D. D. Hudson and Goodwin. Hartford, 1 doll.
A publick lecture, occasioned by the death of the Rev. Joseph Willard, S.T.D. L.L.D. President of the university in Cambridge. By Eliphalet Pearson, L L.D. Hancock Professor of Hebrew.
The Journal of a Tour into the territory north west of the Alleghany mountains; made in the spring of the year 1803. With a geographical and historical account of the state of Ohio. Illustrated with original maps and views. By Thaddeus M. Harris, A.M. S.H.S. Boston. Manning and Loring.
Democracy Unveiled, or Tyranny stripped of the garb of Patriotism, By Christopher Caustic, L.L.D. &c. Boston. Carlisle.
The Principles of Eloquence, with hints to Publick Speakers. By T. Knox. Boston. Homans.
Cautions to young persons concerning health, in a publick lecture delivered at the close of the medical course
in the Chapel, Cambridge, Nov. 20th,
THE Evangelical Magazine. This work, which is well known and highly approved by the friends of vital relig ion in the United States, has been continued monthly, since the beginning of the year 1793. Since the death of the Rev. Mr. Eyre, it has been under the principal direction of the Rev George No less than 17,000 copies of this useBurder, author of Village Sermons. ful and truly evangelical work are printed monthly. The profits are devoted to the relief of the poor widows of gospel ministers. Published in London, monthly, 64 pages, 8vo.
The Biblical Magazine, intended to promote the knowledge and belief of the sacred scriptures; published monthly, at Dunstable, Eng. This respectable work commenced, May, 1801, and is under the direction of the Baptists.
The Christian Observer is conducted by members of the established merit. It commenced with the year church, and is a work of distinguished
Presbyterian Magazine, published at The Religious Monitor, or Scot's Edinburgh, monthly, since March, taken their motto from Jer. vi. 16, and 1803, 40 pages, 8vo. Its Editors have the spirit of the work appears conformn
able to their motto.
Nov. 26. At Bath, aged 82 the Rev. ARCHIBALD MACLAINE, forty eight years minister of the English church at the Hague. His funeral sermon was preached by Dr. Gardiner, of Bath, who stated many particulars which strongly indicated the truly christian frame of mind in which this venerable minister of the gospel departed this life. Dr. Gardiner observed, as we have been told, that on retiring to bed, Dr. Maclaine thanked God, that while the heathens, naming Socrates in particular, were so much in the dark about their future state, he, who had been a grievous sinner, had, through the mercy of God, such a blessed hope, and added, "I know in whom I have believed." Dr. Gardiner represented the Dr. to come as a penitent to the throne of grace, leaning only on the cross of Christ, filled with gratitude to God; that Christ Jesus and eternal salvation were his constant theme, and that he was filled with the hope of glory. His last words to his friends were, "Weep not for me, O ye of little faith."
assistance of the New British and Foreign Bible Society.
We have seen the three first numbers, "The object of this work is to rescue good writers from the partiality and abuse of Socinian and high church criticks." The work is ably and impartially conducted, and on ev ery account is worthy of publick patronage.
All the above works harmonize in their design, with the Panoplist, and from them the Editors expect to derive much assistance. (To be continued.)
In Scotland, Dr JOHN ROBINSON, professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Playfair, exprofessor of Mathematicks in the same University has succeeded him. Dr. ROTHERAN, professor of Natural Philosophy in the neighbour ing University of St. Andrews, died about the same time. Also, Dr. WILLIAM BUCHAN, aged 76; in his death the medical world has lost one of its most valuable members: a man who, perhaps beyond all others, simplified the language and doctrines of medicine, and, by adapting his style to ordinary understanding, stripped
the science of its mysteries, and in fact taught every one to be his own physician. His "Domestic Medicine"
is doubtless one of the most useful books on the subject, in any language; and his " Advice to Mothers" cannot be too much recommended.
A letter just received from Edin. burgh, from the secretary of the soci ety in Scotland, for promoting Christian Knowledge, announces, with deep regret, the death of Rev. Dr. JOHN KEMP, the late worthy secretary of the very respectable Society abovenamed. This intelligence (to use the language of the letter) "will perhaps be as sincerely lamented, though not so extensively felt, on the other side of the Atlantick, as it is in his native country. In July last the doctor was visited by very alarming symptoms both of paralytick and apoplectick affections, which led his physicians to order him to retire to the country, where he chiefly resided since that period. For a considerable time previous to his dissolution, his health seemed to be rather improving; but on Tuesday last he had
severe stroke of an apoplexy, and expired on Thursday," the 18th of April. We shall improve the earliest opportunity to communicate some sketches of the character of this excellent man.
In Mohegan, (Con.) MARTHA, aged 120; widow of Zacarah, one of the Nobility of the Mohegan tribe of Indians, and many years an Agent from said tribe to the General Assembly of Connecticut.
Drowned, in Salem harbour, Mr. JOHN EDWARDS, rigger. He, with his son and another man, were returning
W. B. COLLYER.
THE SMILE OF JESUS, LOVELY is the face of nature
Deck'd with Spring's unfolding flow'rs, While the sun shews every feature
Smiling through descending showers: Birds, with songs the time beguiling, Chant their little notes with glee, But to see a Saviour smiling,
is more soft, more sweet to me!
on which the father quitted his hold and sunk immediately. The son and the other man were soon after taken up by a boat from the ship. Mr. Edwards was an industrious, worthy
Morn her melting tints displaying
All have powerful charms for me;
Scatters health and joy around.
She listen'd for a while to hear,