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ses and receiving instruction from lectures, the tax of personal, original investigation inay decline. There is danger that a general, indeterminate Orthodoxy may gradually supplant that precision and exactoess of definition and knowledge which was given to theology by Edwards, and has descended through the schools of private instruction. There is danger that our young men will be much more perfected in taste and literature, than in the duties of the pastoral care,--that they will get more of the theory and less the practice of their profession, which will render their ministry formal and inbecile. There is danger that the ambition and ri. valries of the college may be transferred to the seminary, and the seeds of future jealousy and envy be nurtured, just where they ought to be extinguished. And there is danger that in the sererity of protracted study and the acquisition of much learning (both of which are good) there may be a relative diversion of the mind from the means of vital godliness, and a cold chill, a dead palsy, sasten upon the heart, the very door wide open day and night, through which all faithful revival preaching goes out of the church, and all heresies come in.
SABBATH-BREAKING, Good Effect of executing a wholesome Law. Nearly thirty years ago, two students of Yale, from the South, left College on an excursion of pleasure; and wbile absent they put up on Saturday night at a tavern, intending to pursue their journey on the Sabbath. Sabbath morning came, and they were up bright and early for a start. But no preparation had been made on the part of the landlord, for their accommodation in this respect. In short, the landlord mildly informed them, that he could not permit them to go, for two reasons: 1st, he was a deacon of the Church, and therefore bound to prevent, as far as possible, the violation of the Sabbath; and, in the second place, he was a magistrate, and sworn to execute the laws. The young gentlemen very reluctantly submitted, accompanied the family to the Church, and in the evening, a number of the young people of the village were collected at the deacon's house, and the time was spent in singing and social converse. The next morning the landlord had made early preparations for their special accommodation. Their breakfast was ready by the time they were up, and their horses at the door-and, in their bill, 2:0 charge was made for the Sabbath. 'Sir,' said one of the young gentlemen, 'we are more wicked than poor. We thank you for detaining us, and we insist that no deduction shall be made in the bill. The day we have spent here, has been among the most pleasant in our lives, and we shall ever regard you as a benefactor in preventing us from doing what our consciences do not approve.' Thus they parted; and
one of the gentlemen, from whose lips I had this narrative, is now and has been for a number of years, a distinguished minister of the gospel. Who the other was, I do not remember. But in the deacon's family, they had an example of the decision, the meekness and beauty of true Christian piety, which made an impression upon their minds lasting as life.--Charleston Observer.
TRUSTING IN JESUS.
BY JAMES MONTGOMERY.
All to leave and follow thee;
Thou from hence my all shalt be!
All I've sought, or hoped, or known;
God and Heaven are all iny own!
Let the world despise and leave me
They have left my Saviour too;
Thou art not, like them, untrue;
God of wisdom, love, and might,
Show thy face and all is right.
Go, then, earthly fame and treasure
Come disaster, scorn and pain;
With thy favor, loss is gain:
I have set my heart on thee;
All must work for good to me.
Soul! then know thy full salvation
Rise o'er sin, and fear, and care:
Something still to do or bear!
Think what heavenly bliss is thine;
Child of Heaven--canst thou repine?
Haste thee on from grace to glory,
Armed by faith, and wing'd by prayer-
God's own hand shall guide me there,
Soon shall pass thy pilgrim days,
Faith to sight, and prayer to praise!
RELIGIOUS. Home ???ssi095.- Ten young men were ordained in New York city or the ru inst. as missionaries in the Western Valley. All but one are from the last class of graduates at Andover. Nine others, 5 from Andover, 3 from Princeton, and one from Bangor, are also on their way to the same field of labor, as missionaries of the Home Missionary Society. This is a larger number than bas ever before been rent out by the society at any one time.
Burman Ulrin.--Wr. Cutter, a printer, with his wife, recorily embarked as missionaries to Burmah.
The Kirk of Scotland.— The correspondent of the Southern Tclegraph has given a variety of interesting particulars, respecting the Kirk of Scotland. There are 1052 congregations, and 1037 ministers. In only five parishes, is the minister chosen by the people. In 581 he is selected by individual noblemen or gentry, in 288 by the Crown, in 52 by town councils, in 31 by the Crown in conjunction with nobles or gentry, in 10 by universities, &c. The right of patronage is considered as part of an estate, and is sold and bought as such. The number of unemployed liceatiates is very great, one Presbytery alone, out of 79, that of Glasgow, having 42 unemployed. The Scotch Church is just beginning to awake to the subject of Missions.-N. Y. Evangelist.
The Georgia Missionaries.-Extract of a letter from Rev. Mr. Worcester to a friend, dated Oct. 6, 1831, written in the Penitentiary at Milledgeville:
I need not tell you any thing respecting my coming here, as you have doubtless seen accounts of it. You know that Dr. Butler is with me. Whether Providence will provide a way for our release before our time expires, we know not. We have applied to the Supreme Court of the United States, and expect a hearing next winter; but whether the decision will be in our favor, and whether it will be executed if it is, remains for futurity to disclose. You know how to appreciate the motives which have bronght us here. We are happy. We enjoy, I trust, that light of God's
countenance, which can make man rejoice in aflliction. Whatever the result may be, as to earthly things, we hope to realize the fulfilment of that precious promise, 'all things shall work together for good to them that love God.'
I preached Sabbath before last to about twenty-six prisorra, confined in the same ruuin with me, and last Sabbath ina razin which about sixty huu aurts. I limpe for similar opcri" 1:3 hereafter. Dr. Butler an! I serp in different rooms, and bare worship in each every night. Whether any good will follow remains with God. To buman view, it is a discouraging task to preach to men who, as the inmates of a penitentiary may of course be expected to be, are corrupt ard corrupting one another. But God can bless the effort if he will.?
SLAVERY. Comparative increase of Free people and Slaves in the United States for the last ten years:
The increase of whites has been 2,670,099, er 94 : er non ; free colored, 86,947, or 57 per cent.; and slaves, 4:2,5C, 67 3 1-2 per cent. Total increase, 3,218,276, or 32 1-4 per cent.
Slaves.-A writer in the Petersburg (Vir.) Intelligencer says:
"The sentiment is gaining ground in Virginia, that the whole African race ought to be removed from among us. Many people feel unwilling to die and leave their posterity exposed to all the ills which from the existence of slavery in our State, they have themselves so long feit.
"Others are unwilling themselves longer to suffer these inconveniences-some of our best citizens are already removing-others will doubtless follow, unless they can see a probability that at some period the evil will be taken away.'
LITERARY. Increase of Students.-Dartmouth has 60 in its freshman clars; Amherst about the same number; Bowdcin more than 50; Bura lington more than usual; and generally, so far as we have been able to learn, the classes entered this year at the New England Colleges, are uncommonly large. Harvard has but 60, the same number as at Dartmouth and Amherst. The University of Virginia has in all about 130 students-about 60 of them, however, in the Schools of Medicine and Law.
[The present Junior Class of the Theological Seminary in this place, consists of about seventy members, and the number will probably reach seventy-five. The average number of students to a class last year, was about forty.]-Journal of Humanity.
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