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endured and pleaded with in vain? We ment of virtue nobly downbearing the are fallen, 'lis true-we found the world sense of pain. I cannot renuer it te fancy, fallen into ungodly customs, 'tis true where but I can render it to fear. Why may it are we full grown and mature in disaffec- not be the agony of all diseases the body tion, most true. And what can we do to • is susceptible of, with the anguish of all repair a ruined world, and regain a lost deranged concep!ions and disordered feelpurity? Nothing-nothing can we do to ings, stinging recollections, present resuch a task. But God hath provided for morses, bursting indignations, with noththis pass of perplexity; he hath opened a ing but ourselves to burst on, dismal prosdoor of reconciliation, and laid forth a pects, fearful certainties, fury, folly and store of help, and asks at our hand no im- despair. possibilities, only what our condition is I know it is not only the fashion of the equal to, in concert with his freely offer- world, but of christians, to despise the ed grace.

preaching of future wo; but the methods These topics of terror, it is very much of modern schools wbich are content with the fashion of the time to turn the ear one idea for their gospel, and one motive from, as if it were unmanly to fear pain. for their activity, we willingly renounce Call it manly or unmanly, it is Nature's for the broad methods of the scripture, stror.gest instinct-the strongest instinct of which bring out ever and anon, the recesall animated nature: and to avoid it is the ses of the future to upbearduty and downchief impulse of all our actions. Punish. bear wickedness, and assail men by their ment is that which law founds upon, and hopes and fears, as often as by their affecparental authority in the first instance, tions, by the authority of God as often as and every human institution from which by the constraining love of Christ, by arit is painful to be dismembered. Not on- guments of reason and of interest no less. ly is pain not to be inflicted without high Therefore, sustained by the frequent excause, or endured without trouble, but ample of our Saviour, the most tender not to be looked on without a pang; as hearted of all beings, and who to man ye may judge, when ye see the cold knife hath shown the most excessive love; we of the surgeon enter the patient's flesh, or. return, and give men to wit, that the dethe heavy wain grind onward to the neck spisers of God's law, and of Christ's gosof a fallen child. Despise pain, I wot not pel, shall by no means escape the most rigwhat it means. Bodily pain you may de- orous fale. Pain, pain inexorable, tribuspise in a good cause, but let there be no lation and anguish, shall be their everlastmotive, let it be God's simple visitation, ing doom! The smoke of their torments spasms of the body for example, then how ascendeth forever and ever. One frail many give it license, how many send for thread snapped, and they are down to the the physician to stay it ? Truly, there is bottomless pit. Think of him who had not a man in being whom bodily pain, a sword suspended by a hair over his however slight, if incessant, will not turn naked neck, while he lay and feasted, to fury or to insensibility-embittering think of yourselves suspended over the pit peace, eating out kindliness, contracting of perdition by the flimsy thread of life sympathy,and altogether deforming the in- a thread near worn, weak in a thousand

Fits of acute suffering, which places, ever threatened by the fatal shears are soon to be over, any disease with death which soon shall clip it. You believe the in the distance, may be borne; but take scriptures, then this you beliere, which away hope, and let there be no visible es. is true as that Christ died to save you cape, and he is more than mortal that can from the same. endure. A drop of water incessantly fall. If you call for a truce to such terrific ing upon the head, is found to be the most pictures, then call for mercy against the excruciating of all torture, which proverb more terrific realities; but if you be too experimentally the truth of what is said. callous and too careless to call for mercy

Hell, therefore, is not to be despised, and ensue repentance, your pastors may like a sick bed, if any of you be so hardy give you truce to the pictures, but God as to despise a sick bed. There are no will give no abeyance to the realites into comforting kindred, no physician's aid, which they are dropping evermore, and no hope of recovery, no melancholy relief you shall likewise presently drop, if you of death, no sustenance of grace. It is no repent not.—pp. 50-53. work of earthly torture or execution, with a good cause to suffer in, and a beholding

The last oration, in which the world or posterity to look on, a good con. subject of obeying the oracles of science to approve, perhaps scornful God is continued, displays the good words to revenge cruel actions, and the fruit which will accrue to all who constant play of resolution, or study of search and entertain and obey the rerenge. It is no struggle of mind against its material envelopements and worldly scriptures after the manner set forth, ills, like stoicism, which was the senti- under three heads : “ the knowledge

ner man.

obtained; the life of heavenly en- man might wis to find it: and when terprise begotten; and the eternal he saith ihere was merry making at reward to be gained.” For the dis- the creation among the morning stars, cussion of them we refer our readers our spirit stirreth us to utter threnes to the volume itself. Our extracts that authors-hyena-like-leave not are so copious that they have the graves undisturbed. We know that elements of judgment, and may he will agree with us that the followtrame their estimate without our aid. ing sentence of the mighty Milton Instead of putting the author to the defines perfection in style.

" True rack, reviewers sometimes enter the eloquence I find to be none but the confessional themselves, and reveal serious and hearty love of truth; and the secret workings of their mind. that whose mind soever, is fully posThis practice touches near upon the sessed with a fervent desire to know confines of modesty, and begets a good things, and with the dearest more impartial verdict from the charity to infuse the knowledge of public. Leaving then the public as them into others, when such a man umpire, and Mr. Irving at liberty to would speak, his words, (by what I choose the guise in which he will can express) like so many nimble present his thoughts and reasonings and airy servitors trip about him at to the world—we confess our regret command, and in well ordered files, that in the matter of style, he seems as he would wish, fall aptly into their to have studied the pure English of own places.” But our author may our bible, less than the magniloquent be likened to a man who has become sentences of Milton's prose and the so expert a fencer that be cannot latinized phraseology of Jeremy but throw luis arms into one of the Taylor. These assumed habits hang positions which the science teaches. less gracefully upon bis Scottish fi- Sometimes the force of his thrusts is gure than they might beseem a not abated by this cause sometimes Soathron's aspect, and are no helps even a point, and air of originality to true pulpit eloquence in either thus given to quite ordinary Scotor Saxon. Mr. Irving may thoughts--but in the main, the effect have used them till they seem second is not praise-worthy. We may seem nature, but it is always second na- to use too much lightness with a book ture; and it is with a feeling not far so full of sacred truths, but the comfrom the vexation with which a buy- binations are at times very whimsier of old pictures would trace in his cal, and the criticism which the wrisupposed Raphael, the almost tints ter has received from the most scurof the inimitable master, that we fall rilous of the periodicals of his own every now and then upon passages, land, viz.the Liberal and Jobo Bull which, in their ancient and half-com- —up to the most respectable viz.prebended phraseology, call up to the Christian Observer-show that our mind passages, the most brill- all sorts of people think they have a iant and eloquent and natural in the right to put their hands on him. But language.

besides the rules of taste we have a We know of nothing more natural solemn objection to his style.

We as well as eloquent than Bishop think that it does not suit the simple, Taylor's exordium in his sermon on native grandeur of his themes. We Christ's advent to judgment : and in regret, if he will dive into the wells Milton, writing as he did when the of English undefiled”--that he standards of our tongue were unset. should not join with his study of the tled, we never see aught else but a two great masters named, the reading powerful mind laying hold of the of some more ancient, such as Bishop first terns in which to clotbe its con- Jewell, the martyr Bradford and ceptions. But surely Mr. Irving ob- others whose works are enshrined in taineth not his rede where every wise Fox's acts and monuments.


The analysis of the second part breasts, out of whose mouth to consict us. of this book is reserved for the fol. He will say, “ Ye strove after something lowing number—but as we would lay to reach it. I let down heaven's glory

happier. 'Twas the labor of your life it by now rather, as christians than

to your eager eyes. You put it away; critics--we add tbe following power

therefore be it put away from your babiful and pathetic passages from the tation forever. "Oh, ye who labor by toil

and trouble to exalt your condition, will last oration.

ye not exalt it far above the level of thrones

or principalities, or any name that is naBut if you rather prefer the fortune of med upon the earth.” the brutes that perish, to look upon the Would that, like St. Joho in the Apocalight of the sun, and eat the provision of lypse, I had felt, or, like Paul in the the day, to vegetate like a plant through trance, I had seen the glories of heaven, the stages of life, and, like a plant, to drop that for your cakes I might unfold them. where ye grew, and perish from the mem

I have spoken of the removal of earthly ory of earth-having done nothing,'desired disasters and embarrassments, which cleave nothing, and expected nothing beyond to the lot of the religious in our kiud, and If this you prefer to the other, then bave

to the lot of the wicked in another kind. you heard what you lose in the present; But the removal of these is nothing. I hear now what you lose through eterni

have spoken of the gratification of all Na. ty:

ture's hungerings and thirstings after You lose Gcu's presence, in which all

truth, knowledge, goodness and happiness. creation rejoiceth. "You lose God's capa- But this is nothing; these distresses, these city to bless you with his manifold blesge

desires pertain to a weak and fallen creaings, which the cherubim and seraphim ture. It behoves to speak of the enjoy. can speak of better than a falleo man.

ments and desires of angels of their fer. You lose the peace and perfect blessed.

vors, their loves, their communions. But ness of heaven, which from this earth we

who can speak oi them? can hardly catch the vision of. Have you

Yet if emblems can assist you, then do suffered spiritual oppression, and drown

you join in your imagination the emblems ing from fleshly appetites ?--freedom from

and pictures of heaven. What is the conthis you lose. Have you groaoed under

dition of its people? That of crowned the general bondage of the creature, and

kings. What is their enjoyment? That called for deliverance ?-this deliverance of conquerors triumphant, with palms of you lose. Have you conceived pictures victory in their hands. What their haunta? of quiet and peaceful enjoyment, amidst

The green pastures, by the living waters. beautiful and refreshing scenes!--the re- What their employment? Losing their alities of these you lose. Have you felt spirits in the ecstacies of melody, making the ravishment of divine communion,when

music upon their harps to the Lord God the conscious soul breathes its raptures, Almighty, and to the Lamb forever and but cannot utter them!--the eternal en

ever. For guidance, the Lamb that is in joyment of these you lose. What Adam

the midst of them shall lead them by rivand Eve enjoyed within the unblemished

ers of living waters, and wipe away all Paradise of Eden with the presence of tears from their eyes. For knowledge, God you lose. What Peter and John felt

they shall be like upto God, for they shall upon the mount of transfiguration, where know even as they are known. For visthey would have built tabernacies and

ion and understanding, they shall see face remained for ever, you lose. Can you, to face, needing no intervention of lanbrethren. think of this world's fare with

guage or of sign. For ordinances, through contentment? If you are wicked, how do which the soul makes imperfect way to your sins find you out, or overhang you her Maker, there is no temple in the city with detection. If you are holy, how of their habitation, for the Lord God Al. your desires outrun your performance, mighty and the Lamb are the temple and your knowledge your power ; how thereof. There shall be no night there, you fall, are faint, are backsliding, are in and they need no candle, neither light of darkness, are in doubt, are in dismay. the sun, for the Lord God giveth them You are not content with this world's fare;

light, and they shall reign for ever and you long after something higher and bet

ever, nay, the very sense hath its gratifiter; hence the perpetual cheering of hope, cations in the city of God. The building of and instigation of ambition, and thirst af. the wall is of jasper, the city of pure gold, ter novelty, and restlessness to better your like unto clear glass; the foundation of the condition. When man cometh to wish, wall garnished with all manner of preto expect to labor or care for nothing cious stones. Every one of the twelve higher or better than his present condi- gates a pearl. Now what means this tion, he is supremely miserable. God wealth of imagery drawn from every storekath left these witnesses within our house of nature, if it be not that the choic


est of all which the eye beholds, or the communion of society, of pleasure, of enheart is ravished with that all which terprise, this world affords; but little Inakes matter beautiful, and the spirit communion with the Father and with his happy-that all which wealth values it. Son Jesus Christ. They carry on com. self on, and beauty delights in, with all merce with all lands, the bustle and noise the scenery which charms the taste, and of their traffic fill the whole earth ; they all the employments which can engage go to and fro and kuowledge is increased, the affectious, every thing, in short, shall -but how few in the hasting crowd are lend its influence to consummate the foli. hasting after the kingdom of God. Meancity of the saints in light.

while death sweepeth on with his chilling Oh, what untried forms of happy being, blast, freezing up the life of generations, what cycles of revolving bliss, await the catching their spirits unblessed with any just! Conception cannot reach it, nor preparation of peace, quenching hope and experience present materials for the pic. binding destiny for evermore. Their ture of its similitude; and, though thus graves are dressed, and their tombs are figured out by the choicest emblems, they adorned. But their spirits, where are do no more represent it, than the name they? How oft hath this city, where I of Shepherd does the guardianship of now write these lamentations over Christ, or the name of Father the love of thoughtless age, been filled and emptied of Almighty God.

her people since first she reared her im. Then, brethren, let me persuadle you to perial head! How many generations of make much of the volume which contains her revellers have gone to another kind the password to the city of Gol, and with- of revelry; how many generations of her out which it is hid both from your knowl

gay courtiers to

royal residence edge and your search. And if in this vol- where courtier-arts are not; how many ume there be one truth more praisewore generations of her toilsome tradesmen to thy than another, it is this, that Christ the place of silence, whither no gain can hath set open to you the gates of the city,

follow them! How time hath swept over and that be alone is the way by which it her, age after age, with its consuming is to be reached. He hath gone before 10 wave, swallowing every living thing, and prepare its mansions for your reception, bearing it away unto the shores of eterniand he will come again to those who look ty! The sight and thought of all which is for bis appearing. For his sake be ye re- our assurance, that we have not in the conciled to God, that ye may have a right heat of our feelings surpassed the merit of to the tree of life, and enter by the gate

the case. The theme is fitter for an indig. into the city.--pp. 64–67.

nant prophet, than an uninspired sinful

But the increase is of the Lord. May Many will think it an unchristian thing He honour these thoughts to find a wel. to reason thus violently, and many will come in every breast which weighs them think it altogether unintelligible; and to -may He carry these warnings to the ourselves it would feel unseemly, did we conscience of every one whose eye perunot reassure ourselves by looking around. seth them. And may bis oracles come They are ruling and they are ruled, but forth to guide the proceedings of all manGou's oracles rule them not. They are kind, that they may dwell thgether in studying every record of antiquity in love and unity, and come at length to the their seats of learning, but the record of everlasting habitation of his holiness. God and of him whom he hath sent is Amen.--pp. 70, 71, almost unbeeded. They enjoy every

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Literary and Philosophical Intelligence.

It is understood that the Rev. Dr. Lee, The Trustees of the University of of Colebrook, is preparing for publication North Carolina have appropriated the a small volume of original hymns, design, sum of $3000 for the purchase of a philoed to accompany a volume of "Revival sophical apparatus for that institution, Sermons," which he proposes to publish. and a similar sum for the increase of the

library. Proposals have been issued at Phila. delphia for republishing the Treatise of The Petition of the Trustees of the AmArchbishop Polter on Church Govern- herst Collegiate lastitution to the Massament. A writer in the Philadelphia Re- chusetts Legislature for a charter, has corder earnestly recommends this work to been unsuccessful; the House of Reprethe patronage of Episcopalians.

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sentatives having refused to concur. with Between nations,as among individuals, a the Senate in granting the petition. common religion is a strong bond of union.

We beg leave to add that the best friends Washington College. To the enquir- which Great Britain has in America, will ies of such as have not distinctly appre- be found among the members of the Episcohended the object or the necessity of es- pal Church ; and to express our convictablishing another College in this State,

tion, that every thing which condures to the following document may furnish an the extension of this church, will be found official and satisfactory answer.

to strengthen the bands of relationship and Address in behalf of the Episcopal Col

amity which connect the two countries. lege in Connecticul,

Under the influence of these considera

tions, we have deputed the Rev. NathanTo the Bishops, Clergy, and Laity of the iel S. Wheaton, A. M. rector of Christ Church of England.

Church, Hartford, to proceed to England, Brethren,

to solicit your friendly assistance; and we An occasion has arrived, when the Epis. beg leave to commend him to your hoscopal Churoh in the United States once

pitable reception as a man of piety and more looks, with filial solicitude, to her

worth, and every way worthy of confiparent Church in Great Britain. Planted dence and esteem. in the midst of Dissenters from her minis- By the Trustees of Washinglon College, try and worship, and opposed by many THOMAS C. BROWNELL, President, prejudices, numerous difficulties have

and Bishop of the Diocese of Connecticut. heretofore retarded her progress : yet, fos- HARRY CROSWELL, Secretary. tered originally by the venerable ety New-Haven, Conn. August 30, 1923. for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, and prospered by the Divine

It is stated ju a London paper, that blessing, she has now attained a respecta.

materials for a new Life of Columbus, the ble rank among the other Reformed

Ciscoverer of America, have been for Churches in our country. Still, she ex

some time collecting by one of his deperiences a formidable obstacle to her advancemeut, in the necessity of educatinging a number of public documents hith

scendants, who has succeeded in discoverher youth in seminaries under the influ.

erto unknown, in the public archives in ence and direction of other denominations

Spain, which throw a new light on many of Christians. Within the present year, however, an

occurrences relating to the conquest of

the New World. Notwithstanding RobEpiscopal College has received a charter

ertson's great diligence, and the protecfrom the legislature of the State of Con

tion he enjoyed, through the medium of necticut, to be called by the nare of

the British Embassy in Spain, at the time Washington College, * and it is in hehalf

he wrote his History of America, it has of this institution, that its trustees now beg leave to address you.

been long known that the most important

treasures of Simancas were never opened Active and successful exertions in be.

to him. half of this institution, are now in operation, among the friends of the Church in this country, for its respectable endow

The Canton of Argow, is perhaps of all ment; but after our best efforts, we shall

the Swiss Cantons, that which enjoys the still need the assistance of her friends in

greatest share of liberty, industry, ease, Great Britain ; and it is to them especial and general cxtension of knowledge ly that we must look, for the supply of This canton has vow 312 primary schools, books to furnish a library, and for the ne

(exclusive of those which exist in manucessary philosophical apparatus.

factories,) four secondary schools or colWe earnestly hope that your aid will

leges, in the towns of Arau, Brugg, Lensenable us to place this Episcopal College bourg, and Zoffingen ; two other schools upon an equal footing with the other liter.

of the second degree in the Catholic ary institutions among us. You will

towns of Rheinfield and Baden; a superireadily conceive, that no measures could

or or cantonal school in Arau, in which be better calculated to promote the prog

the history of Argow, read with interest perity of the Church in this country, and

and enthusiasm, excites in the minds of to oppose an effectual barrier to those its young citizens the Amor patriæ ; a spreading errors, which are dividing and

normal school for forming teachers; one destroying the other religious commun

public, and various private schools for seions.

males; and a school for the deaf and

dumb. In the town of Arau are three *It was necessary that some name should societies for public good, viz. One for be given it in the charter. Should some patriotic culture, divided into sections munificent benefactor to the institution be for the different branches of agricultural found, it is intended to honour it with his and manufacturing industry. One for the name.

assistance of poor children, and a reading

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