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the Society its officers decide what tracts are distributed in different di. books to purchase, and how to dis. rections by the Society's committee. tribute them. There is also in each Sept. 22, 1807. town, where a number of subscribers reside, a Branch Treasurer to receive and forward money.
HOLLAND. The sum which the Society has al. ready realized, besides incidental ex. NINE answers to the following penses, amounts to 8107 ; which has prize questions of the Amsterdam been appropriated partly for the pur- Society for the increase of religious chase of a few copies of the Pilgrim's knowledge have been received: Progress, Husbandry spiritualized, “ How comes it, that in our dark and Almost Christian, Grace and Truth, sorrowful times, insensibility is so Glory of the Gospel, Devout Exer- great, and a sufficient attention to the cises, &c. and several hundred tracts, dispensations and judgments of God such as, Appeal to Christians, Earl is so little observable? And what are of Rochester, Drop of Honey, Di. the best means, and most applicable vinity of Christ, Short Sermons, Re. tu counteract the spreading of that signation, Life of Faith, &c. and insensibility ?" The answer of M.C. partly for reprinting Bunyan's Hea- A. Vander Broeck, preacher at Oud venly Footman. These books and Beizerland, has obtained the prize.
THE ECLECTIC REVIEW. Tais excellent periodical work was M. Francis Von PUSPOSKY, cancommenced in January, 1805, and con- on of Grosswardein, in Hungary, by tinues to be published monthly in his last will appointed the sum of London. It is supported by men dis. 24,000 florins to be applied to chari. tinguished for literature and talents, table uses. His executor has dispos. and the design and execution of it re- ed of this legacy as follows ; 5000 flect the highest honour upon its con- florins for the erection of a hospital ductors. To those, who wish for a for the sick at Grosswardein, for the general view of the literature of the use of all religions and classes, in the world, or who are desirous of seeing county of Bihar ; the care of estab. the most important works, that issue lishing this is undertaken by Mr. from the press in England, carefully Sandorffi, an active physician in the examined, and their value estimated county. by learned men, who respect the gos- 10000 forins for the support of vilpel of Jesus Christ, this review is lage schools in the diocese of Gross. highly interesting. We do not think wardein. there ever was a publication of the 7000 forins for the increase of sal. kind, that combined so many excel. aries to local ministers. lencies, or could be considered so val- 1000 florins for philosophical experuable a treasure to those, who would iments in the royal academy at Grosswish to have literature subservient to wardein. Christianity. The editors do not un- 1000 forins for reward books to dertake to review every thing, which children, who answer best in the pare is published; they select the most im- ish catechisms. portant works, and such as are worthy The number of students, who at. of notice. Amidst the multitude of tended the Catholic Pædogogia in beoks, which thicken around us, some the five literary circles of Hungary, guide is necessary to direct us in our in the course of the year 1804, amount. choice of such as deserve to be read; ed to 11,832, out of which 4553 were and it is believed that the above men. pupils to the Piaristes ; 1228 to the tioned review is the best guide that Benedictines, Cordeliers, and Minor. exists.
ities; and 6047 were educated in happened. General Plyffer predictthose colleges where the instruction ed this calamity, 20 years since, from of youth is committed to the care of the knowledge which he had of the lay professors.
NORWAY In 1803, Mr. Tank, a merchant of Bergen, bequeathed to that city 60,000 crowns, for the foundation and support of a primary school. In 1805, & glover of Odensee, named Kahn, bequeathed his own dwelling house and 50,000 crowns for the establishment of an asylum for orphans, and other destitute children. M. Glarcep, of Copenhagen, in the same year, left legacies for the relief of the poor, and for the support of the school masters of the little island of Gioel.
A Danish Dictionary, on a plan similar to that of the Dictionaire de l'Academie Francoise, which is intended to fix the orthography and form the standard of the language, has been for some time in the hands of the most distinguished literati of the country, and is now in some de. gree of forwardness. It is undertak. en at the expense, and conducted under the direction, of the Royal Danisla Society of Sciences.
Capt. Krusenstern, in a long voyage The admiralty is in possession of of discovery undertaken by order of an immense collection of observations government, preserved the water and ship's journals of the most inter- sweet during the whole voyage, by esting kind. It is only within a very charring the inside of the water casks. short period that these treasures have been employed to advantage. In 1797, an idea was first entertained Two Greeks, the brothers Zozi. of erecting an office called the Hydi. ma, are applying part of their fortune ographic Archives, where all obser- toward a new edition of the ancient vations are collected, arranged, and Greek classics, from Homer down to numbered, for the purpose of project- the time of the Ptolemies, under ing the best maps and charts from the 'superintendence of their countrythem. This capital institution, which man Coray. This collection, which properly commenced only in 1798, is to be printed by Didot, is intended will soon become very extensive ; as for such of their countrymen, as wish the directors are men of the greatest to learn the ancient language of their talents, zealous, and indefatigable. forefathers; and will be delivered This is proved by the number of gratis in Greece to diligent scholars maps which have already been pub- and active teachers. lished in so short a time.
The literary society of Bombay, of On Tuesday, the 2d of September, which Sir James Mackintosh is Pres. the Knippenbubl Rock, which formed ident, will shortly publish a volume of the summit of Mount Kosenberg, in transactions. the canton of Schwitz, in Switzerland, The College at Fort William in was suddenly detached, and carried Bengal, we are happy to observe, with it a great portion of the moun- still subsists and flourishes. On the tain. This tremendous body rolled 3d of March last, the annual examinadown into the valley, which separates tion and public disputations took place, the lake of Zug from that of Lauwertz, before the Governor General Sir and filled up about a fourth part of
The disputations the latter lake ; destroying four whole were in Persian, and the declamations villages, and part of several others. in Mahrattah, Hindoostanee, and AraUpwards of a thousand persons lost bic. their lives; and only thirty remain After the distribution of the prizes, alive out of the population of the the Governor General delivered a whole district where this disaster speech of considerable length. It ap
pears from the speech, that various tives attached to the college. It also literary works have been published appears that Mr. W. Lumsden is en. under the auspices of the college dur- gaged in a new Grammar of the Pering the last year ; of these the princi- sian language; and that Mr. Carey pal is an elementary analysis of the and the other Baptist Missionaries laws and regulations for the govern- have undertaken the translation, unment of British India, by J. H. Har. der the patronage of the Asiatic Soci. rington, Esq. one of the judges, and ety, of some of the most ancient and professor of that branch of science. authentic works of literature in the There are likewise in the press, a Shanscrit. A descriptive catalogue of Hindoostanee Dictionary ; a general the books found in "Tippoo Sultaun's history of the Hindoos, and a review library, has been completed by Capof the manners and customs of the tain Charles Stewart, and will be pub. Hindoos, the two last by learned na- lished in England.
INSTALLATION. 'INSTALLED, August 12th, 1807, Lord with all gladness.” Rev. Jonaover the Congregational church and than Ward of New-Milford offered society in Bristol (Me.) Rev. Jonathan the installing prayer. Rev. Eliphalet Belden. Rev. Asa Lyman of Bath Gillet of Hallowell delivered the offered the introductory prayer. Rev. charge. Rey. Kiah Bayley of New David Thurston of Winthrop preach- Castle presented the right hand of ed the sermon, from Philippians ii. fellowship, and Rev. Mr. Gillet ofier29. “Receive him therefore in the ed the concluding prayer.
That scarcely wakes while all the fields are still !
A graver murmur gurgles from the rill,
And softer sings the linnet from the thorn ;
Hail, light serene ! hail, sacred Sabbath morn!
The sky a placid yellow lustre throws :
Have hush'd their downy wings in dead repose.
· TO CORRESPONDENTS. Another number of Pastor ; Answer to Inquirer, relative to General Association, with several other communications from Correspondents ; Also a review of Mr. Webster's Philosophical Grammar, with a body of very interesting intelligence just received from England, shall enrich our next number. We omit our list of New Publications, Obituary, &c. to give room for the account of the New Institution of the Tract Society in Connecticut.
Thoughts on 1 Cor. xv. 19. by T; Sketch of Rev. Oliver Heywood, and remarks on the plan of a General Association, have just come to hand, and shall be duly noticed.
OLIVER HEYWOOD, B. D. was good scribe, armed against tempborn of parents distinguished for tations, and able to convince piety and worth, at Little Leave gainsayers. Labour to get eveer, in Lancashire, March, 1629. ry day some sanctified thoughts He set a special mark on the day and spiritual meditations, which of his being baptized, and on its will be a heavenly life, and a annual return, renewed his bap walking with God; and write tismal covenant, and dedicated them in a book, and title it himself afresh, to God. He , The Meditations of my Youth. gave early signs of great tender. Take short notes of every serness of conscience, and delight mon you hear, and write some in divine things, and used often, fairly over for your loving mothwhen a child, to express a wish, er. Often remember how short that he might be “a good minis- and precious your time is, and ter.” This encouraged his par- that upon it depends eternity. ents to think of devoting him to As to society, keep a mean ; the sanctuary. He was educat- neither too solitary, lest you be ed at Trinity College, Cam- melancholy ; nor too much in bridge, whither he went in 1647. company, lest you be drawn While he
there, his aside. Above all shun bad comfather gave him these written pany and seek good." injunctions.
Mr. Heywood was greatly “ My son, labour above all benefited by attending the religthings to make your peace with ious meetings of the serious God, by humbling your soul even- scholars of his college, and often ing and morning, and oftener be- blessed God for the profit and fore him, that you may know, pleasure, which he derived from that God has begun a good work the ministry of some celebrated of grace in your heart. Be very preachers in the university. He frequent in reading the scrip- pursued his studies industriousa tures, with knowledge and un- ly; but he afterward blamed derstanding, that you may be a himself for not applying more Vol. III. No. 5
to philosophical and human uşeful station, until he was comlearning, and said, “I prize pelled by necessity. During the learning above all sublunary ex- tumultuous times, in which be cellencies, and I might have been lived, lre suffered great vexamore useful had I improved tions. He was often fined, susmy time better.” When he had pended, excommunicated, imtaken his Bachelor's degree, he prisoned, for not conforming to returned to his father's house, the rigorous exactions, which where he lived, about half a „were imposed. But still he conyear, in close retirement. At tinued his labours, when he length, by the advice of several could do it with personal safety ; ministers, he began to preach, and he often preached with great was greatly approved, and was peril. Yea, he was sometimes soon invited to Coley, where he obliged to secret himself to avoid settled in 1652. His annual in- an arrest. His unwearied dilicome was small. After his eject- gence, humility, self-denial, ment by the act of Uniformity, meekness and sweetness of temhe was sometimes in great dis- per, commanded the love of all, tress. But Providence so who were not enemies of all markably appeared for him, that righteousness. he was enabled, not only to sup- It appears from his diary, port the expense of fines, impris- which he kept within five days onment, and other hard usage, of his death, that in one year, which he suffered in those days 1681, besides his stated work on of persecution, but also to main- the Lord's day, he preached 150 tain two sons in academical learn- times, kept 50 days of fasting ing
and prayer, and 9 of thanksgivHis ministerial labours were ing, and travelled 1400 miles in attended with abundant success, service to Christ and immortal and were the means of convert- souls. This was the greatest ing and edifying multitudes of number of miles travelled in any souls. But with all his success, year ; but several years exceed 'he considered himself as less in other particulars. His last than the least of all saints. He sermon was on the 'sabbath but met with some difficulty among one before his death, from 2 his own people. Some were Timothy, ii. 19. The foundation displeased, because he would not of God standeth sure, &c. He adunit all persons promiscuously died in great peace and joy, on to the Lord's table ; and others May 4, 1702, aged 73. “ His pubbecause he would not counte- lications are in high estimation nance the rigidness of the oppo- for sound, lively, practical, heartsite extreme. And there were affecting divinity. some who treated him cruelly, Some anecdotes are related because he would not attach concerning him, which are himself to their political party. worthy of notice and rememBut notwithstanding these mo- brance. lestations, and the offer of a much He was once sent for by the richer living in another place, the parish minister of Honley, a would not quit his humble and profane young man, then in a fa