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the spirit of active Christian charity with spiritual blessings in heavenly has been awakened, and a fire kindled places, and at the same time in greatby the Lord, which already shines in. er or less degrees with temporal to the remotest parts of the earth. In goods, aid us by your active concurthe powerful kingdom of Great Brit. rence in performing this work of love. ain, a society has been formed con- Enable us by your charitable contrisisting of Christians of all ranks and butions, both small and great (for. religious denominations, for the lau- the smallest gift derives worth from dable purpose of propagating the the intention of the giver, and beword of God, to the utmost of their comes, by God's blessing, great) to power, by cheap distribution among sow the good seed of God's word in the poor."
abundance. Let us do good to all [Here follows an extract from the men, but chiefly to those of the house. first Report of the British and Foreign hold of faith. (Gal. vi. 9.)”. Bible Society.]
The above-mentioned address bav. “ No fire burns upon the altar of the ing been enclosed in a letter to his Lord, without spreading its fames Prussian Majesty soliciting his graaround. This fire has also extended cious protection, he returned the folits flames. The zeal of Christians in lowing answer : England has also infused itself into “ It is with real satisfaction that I the hearts of Christians in Germany. discover, from your letter of the 7th
“ Already in the German Empire of February, and the enclosed address, a society has been formed, actuated the laudable endeavours of the Prusby the same spirit and for the same sian Bible Society for the gratuitous purpose as that in England. In the and cheap distribution of the Bible to Prussian states also there is still room the poor of my dominions; and whilst for sowing the good seed of the I render justice to your particular word. They still contain districts merit in promoting such an useful inwhere, in the houses of many Protes- stitution, I transmit to you at the same tant families, the precious Bible is time 20 Frederick's d'or, as an addition sought in vain.
to its funds. I am your gracious King, “ Christians in our Prussian coun
“ FREDERIC WILLIAM." try! who have been favoured by God
(To be continued.)
occurred to him, last autumn, at The Rev. Dr. Playfair, Principal Cheltenham. Meeting a woman with of the College of St. Andrew's, has a child, whose face was shockingly published his proposals for a Com- disfigured by eruption, he inquired plete System of Geography, Ancient the cause, and was told, that the child and Modern. It is to consist of six had been inoculated, twelve months back, volumes in Quarto, each vol. contain- with the Cow-Pox; and had been, in ing upwards of 700 pages, price two' consequence, in that state, ever since ! guineas, accompanied by 50 large Determined to investigate the fact, sheet maps.
The first volume will he waited on the mother, who assur. appear as soon as a competent num- ed him that the child had never been in, ber of subscribers is obtained.
oculated at all, but that she intended A MSS. of the Gospel of St. John taking it to Dr. Jenner for that purpose, in Latin, but written on parchment in since the Corv-Pox inoculation had entireRoman characters mixed with Saxon, ly cured another of her children, which said to be 1,200 years old, has been had been afflicted with a similar erup. lately exhibited to the Antiquarian tion. This, the Editors say, they un. Society, by the Rev. Mr. Milner. derstand has been since done ; and
Captain Macnamara, of the East the skin, as in the former instance, India Company's service, has publish became, almost immediately after, ed in the Medical and Physical Journ. perfectly free from eruption; and al for August, the following circum- such instances, they add, are become stances respecting Vaccination, which familiar to them. Captain Macna
mara justly observes, that had he it must be repeated three or four quitted Cheltenham without investigating this affair, he might have been immocently the cause of propagating a most wanton or malicious falsehood; while he might have asserted the case to have fallen under his own observation.
The sale of the most popular periodical works in France is said not to exceed 500 copies, while that of the same class of works in England varies from 1000 to 10,000. In Germany, 4000 copies are sold, it is said, of the Jena Literary Gazette; and nearly as many of some other literary and scientific Journals.
A new periodical work is just commencing, entitled The Literary Panorama, in monthly numbers, price 2s. 6d., printed on extra royal paper. It will include a Review of books, chiefly foreign; a Register of Events; and a Magazine of Varieties. It professes to comprise intelligence from the various districts of the United Kingdom; the British connexions in the East Indies, the West Indies, America, Africa, Western Asia, and the Continent of Europe.
The flourishing state of the grand staple manufacture of this kingdom may be estimated from the following comparative view. In the West Riding of Yorkshire, in 1725, were manufactured 26,671 pieces of broad cloth; in 1805, they amounted to 300,237 pieces, making 10,079,256 yards. Of narrow cloths, in 1738, there were 14,496 pieces manufac tured; and in 1605, they amounted to 165,847 pieces, making 6,193,317 yards.
The imperial printing establishment at Paris employs 400 workmen, besides a number of women, who fold and stitch the pamphlets and laws printed there.
M. Guyton gives the following as a sure specific against contagion:Take four ounces of salt, six grains of manganese, water two ounces, and sulphuric acid two ounces. The manganese in powder is mixed with the salt in an earthen vessel, the water is then added, and afterwards the sulphuric acid. One fumigation is sufficient, if the chamber be not inhabited; but if there be patients,
The Teylerian Society at Haarlem have proposed the following questions, as the subject of a prize Essay, to be adjudged on the 8th of April, 1807-1. In what does the difference between Natural and Revealed Religon consist? 2. Whether various publications have not appeared, at different times, which tend to obscure this difference, and to cause the advantages possessed by Christianity over the Religion of Nature to be forgotten? 3. Whether, in proportion as these writings are disseminated, and the two Religions assimilated, in every point, to each other, the most fatal effects may not be expected to result to Christianity, Morality, and the happiness of man? The prize is a gold medal of 400 florins in value. The essays must be written either in Dutch, English, French, or Latin.
The following remedy for stopping bleedings from the nose has been in universal use, say the editors of the Medical and Physical Journal, for more than a hundred years, in the province of Frisia; but was kept a profound secret, till Mr. Tjalingii, apothecary at Amsterdam, made its composition public which is as follows.-R. Sacchari Saturni unciam unam, vitrioli Martis unciam semis, seorsim terantur in mortaris vitrio, adde spiritus vini uncias octo. M. Young persons, from ten to twelve years of age, are to take ten or twelve drops; patients under twenty, fourteen or fifteen drops; and grown persons, twenty drops: four times each, in a spoonful of wine or brandy. He has succeeded in the most obstinate cases. By analogy, he recommends the same medicine for the cure of hæmorrhages of all kinds; particularly those of the uterus, which often prove very tedious.
The literary productions of Holland, including translations, were very numerous last year. On Theology they amounted to 130; besides journals, which treat chiefly of divinty, and a weekly paper, which contains but Biblical Dissertations, and is supported by many persons. On medicine, physic, and natural history, 114 works appeared.
on the coast of Malabar, for the purDon MICHAEL CABANELLAS, a pose of examining the ancient He. Spanish Physician, during the preve brew manuscripts preserved in the alance of the contagious distempers synagogue of the Jew's at that place, which raged at Carthagena, shut him. “ These manuscripts are represented self up, with 50 persons, in one of the to be of very high antiquity, being hospitals of that city, in order to prove supposed to contain that portion of the efficacy of acid fumigations. He the Scripture, which was written be. and his companions, among whom fore the dispersion of the Jews. A were two of his own children, actual. collation of them with the European ly slept in the beds where many pa.' copies has been long desired by the tients had recently fallen victims to learned.”. It was to solicit an examthis dreadful disease ; without em. ination of these Hebrew manuscripts, ploying any other preservatives than that the late President Stiles ad. the mineral acid fumigations, as di- dressed a letter to Sir William rected by Mr. Guyton ; after being Jones, in the year 1794. Before the thus strictly confined, the whole 51 President's letter reached India, this persons came out in perfect health. great oriental scholar had deceased ; The king of Spain has, in conse- but it was read to the Asiatic Socie. quence, conferred suitable rewards ty, and was to be answered by Sir on all who thus exposed themselves John Shore, (Lord Teignmouth) for the service of the state, and the its President, when the necessary reinterests of humanity,
searches should have been made. The early return of Sir John Shore
to England was inauspicious to this An errontion of Mount Vesuvius design, as well as to the general in, has recently taken place, exceeding terests of orienta! literature. It is any thing of the kind within the mem- gratifying, however, to find, that the ory of man. The summit of the object is still kept in view, and that it mountain is torn to pieces ; and the was likely to be prosecuted by Dr. rim of the crater is quite altered. Buchanan; whose established literary In consequence of the number of fis- character, and distinguished zeal in sures, it is thought that a whole side the cause of oriental learning, are a of the mountain will fall in. About sufficient pledge for the fidelity of the a hundred dwelling houses and es. investigation. tates have been ruined ; with large
UNITED STATES. tracts of vineyard ground, cornfields, Noah WEBSTER, Esq. so well &c. The volcano is not yet quiet.* The known in the literary world by his la: subterranean noises dreadful. bours to improve the English lan, Flashes of lightning are, from time to guage, and to facilitate an accurate time, emitted from clouds of smoke. knowledge of it, we understand is Great apprehensions are entertained, now engaged and far advanced in the that Torre del Greco may share the
arduous and expensive undertaking fate of Herculaneum. A part of its of compiling a complete Dictionary of streets have been already inundated the English language; but informs with the lava, which the inbabitants the public that he has not the means have removed with incredible labour to prosecute it entirely at his own ex. and fatigue. Still the stream con- pense. He has invited to his assist. tinues to run very near the place ; and ance the instructors of the principal the inhabitants are deterred from seminaries in the United States, and leaving their houses, through fear of has already received the patronage of injury by the glowing cinders dis. the faculties of Yale, Princeton, Dart. charged from the mountain. A great mouth, Williamstown, and Middlebu. quantity of ashes has also fallen in ry Colleges. In accomplishing an Naples.
Ch. Ob. object of such magnitude and im.
portance, for which Mr. W. from na. We are happy to learn that the ture and habit is peculiarly fitted, and Rev. Dr. Claudius Buchanan, provost which may prove both honorary and of the college of Fort William, was advantageous to our country, we trust the last year to proceed to Cochin, every literary institution, and every August, 1806.
man of science will cheerfully lend
his aid. Mr. W. also proposes to exhibit correct etymologies of many Greek, Latin, and Hebrew words, to
List of New Publications.
The importance of preaching the Word of God, in a plain, distinguishing, and faithful manner. A sermon, delivered at the ordination of the Rev. Josiah W. Cannon, to the pastoral care of the church and congregation in Gill, (Mass.) By Theophilus Packard, A. M. pastor of the church in Shelburne. Greenfield. J. Denio. 1806.
A discourse, delivered at the dedication of the new academy in Frye. burg, June 4, 1806. By the Rev. Nathaniel Porter, A. M. Portland. Thomas B. Wait. 1806.
A sermon, delivered at Ashburnham, May 22, 1806, at the interment of Mr. John Cushing, jun. who expired at the house of his father. By Seth Payson, A. M. pastor of the church in Rindge. Leominster, (Mas.) S. & J. Wilder. 1807.
A sermon, delivered at Hartford, January 6, 1807, at the funeral of the Rev. James Cogswell, D. D. late pastor of the church in Scotland, in the town of Windham. By Nathan Strong, pastor of the north Presbyterian church in Hartford. Hartford. Hudson & Goodwin. 1807.
be inserted in future editions of dictionaries and lexicons of those languages.
A Catalogue of Plants contained in the Botanic Garden. at Elgin, in the vicinity of New-York,-established in 1801, by David Hosack, M. D. professor of Botany and Materia Medica in Columbia College, and Fellow of the Linnean Society in London. NewYork, T. & J. Swords.
The Domestick Chaplain: being fifty-two short Lectures, with appropriate Hymns, on the most interesting subjects, for every Lord's day in the year. Designed for the improvement of families of every Christian denomination. By John Stanford, M. A. New-York, T. & J. Swords.
A world without souls. First American from the second London Edition. Hartford. Lincoln & Gleason.
A discourse delivered next Lord's
day after the interment of deacon Pe. ter Whitney, who departed this life Dec. 9, 1805, in the 60th year of his age. By Nathanael Emmons, D. D. pastor of the church in Franklin, Providence. Heaton & Williams.
The Christian Institutes; or, the sincere word of God. Being a plain and impartial account of the whole faith and duty of a Christian. Collected out of the writings of the Old and New Testament: digested under proper heads, and delivered in the words of Scripture. By the Right Rev. Father in God, Francis, late bishop of Chester. The 1st American, from the 12th London edition. 12mo. pp. 330. New York. T. & J. Swords.
The Grave, a poem, by Robert Blair. To which is added, Gray's Elegy in a Country Church-yard. 12mo. Newburyport. W. & J. Gil
Memoirs of Captain Roger Clap, one of the first settlers of New England, containing an account of the hardships which he and others experienced on their landing. 12mo. 37 cents, marble covers. Boston. W. T. Clap.
The Christian Character exemplified from the papers of Mary Magdalen As, late wife of Frederick Charles A-s, of Goodman's Fields; selected and revised by John Newton, Rector of St. Mary, Woolnoth. New-York, Kimber, Conrad, & Co.
The Wonders of Creation, natural and artificial, in 2 vols. Containing an account of the most remarkable mountains, rivers, lakes, caves, cataracts, mineral springs, Indian mounds, and antiquities in the world. Boston. J. M. Dunham.
IN THE PRESS.
A new edition of Webster's Grammar, revised and greatly enlarged by the author. New York. Brisban & Brannan.
On the 11th of June, 1806, the Rev. JOSIAH W. CANNON, was ordained to the pastoral care of the Congregational church and society in Gill. The Rev. Moses Miller, of Heath, made the introductory prayer; the Rev. Theophilus Packard, of Shelburne, preached the sermon; the Rev. Joseph Field, of Charlemont, made the consecrating prayer; the Rev. John Emerson, of Conway, gave the charge; the Rev. David Smith, of Durham, (Con.) gave the right hand of fellowship, and the Rev. Ezekiel L. Bascom, of Gerry, made the concluding prayer.
On the 18th of Feb. 1807, was ordained at Winthrop, (Me.) Rev. DAVID THURSTON. The introduc
Sermons, by Hugh Blair, D.D.F.R.S. late Professor of Rhetoric and Belle Lettres, in the University of Edinburgh, in 3 vols. complete, from the 25th London edition of 5 vols. To which will be prefixed, the Life of the Author. Boston. J. M. Dunham.
Ar Stafford, (Conn.) on the 16th ult. Rev. JOHN WILLARD, D.D. Pastor of the First Church in that town. He was son of the late Rev. Samuel Willard, of Biddeford, and brother of the late President of Harvard College. He was graduated at that Seminary in 1751; and the few contemporaries who survive him, will remember and lament one whom they loved for his virtues, and respected for his talents, his industry and his acquirements. After having laboured with fidelity for more than half a century of years in the vineyard of Christ, with little interruption from sickness, and none from indolence, he was removed from this state of sorrow, disease and death. He died lamented by his professional brethren with whom he associated, whose confidence he fully possessed; and more especially by children whom he educated at public seminaries; while his
tory prayer by the Rev. Asa Lyman of Bath; sermon by Rev. Elijah Parish, from 2 Cor. ii. 16. Ordaining prayer by Rev. Jonathan Powers of Penobscot; charge by Rev. Eliphalet Gillet of Hallowell; the right hand of fellowship by Rev. Mighill Blood of Buckston: concluding prayer by Rev. Mr. Bayley, of Newcastle.
Ordained, 4th February, 1807, as an evangelist, at West Hampton, Rev. ALVAN SANDERSON. Sermon by Rev. Rufus Wells, of Whately; charge by Rev. Dr. Lyman; right hand of fellowship by Rev. Enoch Hale; Rev. Payson Williston made the introductory prayer; ordaining prayer by Rev. Solomon Williams; concluding prayer by Rev. Mr. Tracy.
own industry, with little compensation, for discharging the duties of his calling, afforded him a bare compe
Died, in the course of the last fall, STEPHEN SMITH, Esq. Collector of excise at Machias. The following sketch of his religious exercises collected from a manuscript, which was
us by the Rev. Alexander McLean, cannot be unacceptable to devout readers.
In the year 1786, he began, through the influence of the divine Spirit, to reflect seriously on his past ungodly life. His views of spiritual things were for some time exceedingly erroneous. Through the blindress of his heart, he thought religion a gloomy thing, though necessary to salvation. He became, however, more and more impressed with his own guilty, wretched state. After being agitated a considerable time