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The Columbiad, a poem, in ten which is now prefixed, for the first books. By Joel Barlow. 1 vol. royal time in an American edition, Me4to. Illustrated with a portrait of the moirs of the author. 12mo. 75 cents. author, painted by Fulton and en. Boston. Munroe, Francis, & Parker. graved by Arthur Smith, and eleven A Serious Call to a devout and hoengravings on the following subjects, ly life, adapted to the state and conpainted by Smirke, and engraved by dition of all orders of christians. English artists. 1. Hesper appear. By William Law, A.M. To which ing to Columbus in prison. 2. Capac is added, some account of the author, and Oella instructing the savages in
&c. not before published in any of agriculture and the domestic arts. his works. 12mo. $1,25. Boston. 3. Camor killed by Capac. 4. In- E. & J. Larkin. quisition. 5. Cesar passing the Rui- A Discourse on the Nature, the bicon. 6. Cruelty presiding over the proper Subjects, and the Benefits of prison ship. 7. Murder of Lucinda. Baptism. With a brief Appendix on 8. Cornwallis resigning his sword to the Mode of administering the OrdiWashington. 9. Rape of the Golden nance. By the Rev. Samuel S. Smith, Fleece. 10. Initiation to the Myste. D. d. President of the College of ries of Iris. 11. Final Resignation of New Jersey. Philadelphia. B. B. Prejudices. Philadelphia, c. and Hopkins. 1808. A. Conrad and Co.
Trust in God. Explained and reSelect Sermons on doctrinal and commended in a sermon preached practical subjects. By the late Sam. with some special reference to the uel Stillman, D. D. Comprising sev. state of the public mind, in the proseral sermons never before published. pect of war; in the Congregational To which is prefixed a biographical church, Charleston, South Carolina, sketch of the author. 8vo. pp. July 12, 1807. By Isaac Stockton 408. Price $2 bound. Boston, Man
one of the pastors of .ing & Loring. 1808.
said church. Charleston. W. P. The Boston collection of sacred
Young and devotional Hymns, intended to The Excellency of the Gospel Minaccommodate christians on special istry illustrated. A sermon deliverand stated occasions. Boston. Man- ed in Braintree at the Installation of ning & Loring. Price 62 cents bound. the Rev. Sylvester Sage, November
On the worth and loss of the soul : 4, 1807. By Hezekiah May, minister a sermon, delivered at Ipswich, on a of the second congregational Church day of prayer, August 4, 1807. By in Marblehead. Boston. Lincoln & Joseph Dana, D. D. one of the min. Edmands. isters of that town. Newburyport,
A Discourse delivered at the FuneE. W. Allen. 8vo. 1808.
ral of Mrs. Mary Woodward, ConThe 3d and last volume of Bos. sort of the late Hon. Professor Woodwell's Life of Johnson. 1st Ameri. ward, March 29, 1807. By Roswell can, from the 5th London edition. Shurtleff A, M. Professor of Divinity 8vo.
Boston, Andrews and Cum- in Dartmouth College. Hanover. mings and L Blake.
M. Davis. NoX. and Vol. V.of Shakespeare's
A Sermon occasioned by the death Plays, containing the three parts of of the Rev. Samuel Foxcroft A. King Henry VI. and King Richard First Pastor of the Congregational III. 12mo. Boston. Munroe, Francis, Church in New-Gloucester, who died & Parker.
March 2, 1807. By Elisha Moseley, Self-knowledge : a treatise, shew. A. M. his successor, Portland. J. ing the nature and benefit of that M'Kown. important scieoce, and the means to A Sermon occasioned by the death attain it: intermixed with various re- of two only children of Philip Hay. flections and observations on human ward, Esq. delivered at Woodstock, Bature. By John Mason, M.A. To Jan. 25, 1807. By Alvan Under
M. WORKS IN THE PRESS.
wood, A. M. pastor of the second a cancer. By Jotham Waterman, church in Woodstock. Hartford. A. B. V. D. M. pastor of the east Lincoln and Gleason.
church in Barnstable. Boston. LinThe great question answered ; or, coln & Edmands. 1808. the pure doctrines of the cross ex. hibited and explained. In two parts. To which is added the sentiments Mr. Charles Pierce of Portsmouth, of Fenelon on the inward teachings New Hampshire, has put to press and of the Holy Spirit. J. Howe. For sale will speedily publish, Religious Cases by S. Etheridge, Charlestown, and of Conscience answered in an evanLincoln and Edmands, Boston. gelical manner at the Casuistical
The Religious Repository. Pub. Lecture, in Little St. Helen's, Bishlished once in two months. By the op-gate-street. By S. Pike & S. New Hampshire Missionary Society. Hayward. To which is added, the Price 50 cents per annum, 10 cents Spiritual Companion, or professing single. Concord. George Hough. Christian tried at the bar of God's
An account of the several religious word. By S. Pike. societies in Portsmouth, N. H. from Isaiah Thomas, jun. of Worcester their first establishment, and of the has in the press the following works : ministers of each, to the first of Jan. The complete works of the late 1805. By Timothy Alden, jun. mem- Rev. Jonathan Edwards, President ber of the Massachusetts Historical of the College of N. Jersey. This Society, and of the society in the work will be comprised in eight octaState of New York, for the promotion vo volumes ; it is publishing on an of agriculture, arts, and manufac. entire new type, and fine wote paper. tures. Boston. Munroe, Francis Whiston's genuine works of Flavius and Parker. 1808.
Josephus, the learned and authentic The Conquest of the last enemy; Jewish historian, and celebrated waror, a complete victory over death. rior. This work will be published in A discourse, delivered March 9, three octavo volumes, from the last 1807, at the funeral of the Rev. Sam- Edinburgh edition, printed in 1804. uel Foxcroft, A. M. late pastor of Schrevelii's Greek Lexicon. This the Congregational church in New work will be completed in the course Gloucester. By Jonathan Scott, pas- of the winter. tor of the first church in Minot. Brown's Genuine Dictionary of the Charlestown. S. Etheridge. 18:48. Holy Bible; containing an historical
An alarm to unconverted sinners, account of the persons; a geographi. with divers practical cases of con. cal and historical account of the science judiciously resolved. By Jo. places; a literal, critical and system. seph Allein, late minister of the atical description of other objects, gospel at Taunton, Somersetshire. whether natural, artificial, civil, reCharlestown. S. Etheridge. 1807. ligious or military; and the esplana
The twelfth edition of Rollin's An. tion of the appellative terms men. cient History is now in the press, tioned in the writings of the Old and two volumes of which are before the New Testament ; the whole compublic. Boston. Etheridge & Bliss, prising whatever is known concernand S. Etheridge, Charlestown. ing the antiquity of the Hebrew na.
Self-Employment in secret, left tion and church of God-Forming a under the band writing of the Rev. sacred commentary; a body of ScripMr. Corbet, late of Chichester, has
ture history, chronology, and divinity ; lately been republished by S. Ether. and serving in a great measure as a idge. Charlestown.
Concordance to the Bible--in two rol. Divine Goodness in Afflictions. umes. This valuable work has just Considered in a discourse delivered been printed in Edinburgh under the August 9, 1807, communion day, to immediate direction of Mr. Brown's the West Church in its widowed sons, and has many valuable additions State, and also to Mrs. Crocker, a and corrections made by the Author Member thereof, and her Children; previous to his death. A sketch of it being Lord's day after the Inter- Mr. Brown's life is prefixed to this ment of her Husband and their Fath Edition. er, Capt. John Crocker, who died of
Character of Deacon John Larkin, of Charlestown.
Who died December 14th, 1807, in the 73d year of his age. The religious character of this and this talent he conscientiously good man was formed on the model of aimed so to improve, in his life ihe Holy Scriptures. With this sac. and by his last will and testament, red volume he was familiarly conver- as that he might give to God a good sant; and large portions of it, judi. account of his stewardship. He has ciously selected, were treasured up left that good name behind him, for constant use in his memory. He which is better than precious ointreligiously made the glory of Christ ment. In his death his family and the end, his grace the principle, and numerous relatives have been depriv. his word, the rule of life. His faith ed of one, who was deservedly very was sound, and according to godli- dear to them ; this church of a reness. It was firmly built on the apos- spected and venerable officer and pil. tles and prophets, Jesus Christ him. lar ; the writer of this tribute of reself being the chief corner stone. spect, of a very dear and faithful For this faith he was a sincere and friend and parishioner ; the poor of uniform advocate. By this faith he this church and of the town, of walked through life, and it cheer- a liberal benefactor ; the religious ed and comforted him on the world, of a member deeply concerned bed of death. The love of Christ for its welfare, and his country of a was his most delightful theme ; often warm-hearted and very sincere pat. would he dwell upon it with tears of riot. affectionate delight. The ordinances But we have to be thankful, that of God's house were refreshing to his he lived to bear fruit in old age, and soul. Sacramental seasons were pe- that lie went peacefully to his grave, culiarly precious to him, and were like a shock of corn ripe for the har. improved as fit seasons to minister vest. Warned of his approaching liberally to the poor of Christ's flock. departure, he deliberately set bis Few characters could with more sin. house in order, and prepared to meet cerity adopt the language of the death with composure. Few Chris. Psalmist : “ How amiable are thy tians have ever been more highly fatabernacles, O Lord of hosts. My voured in the closing scene of life, than soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the this pious servant of God. His last courts of the Lord.” He was a con- sickness was not painful, and he was stant and very devout worshipper in the surrounded with every thing his heart sanctuary of Jehovah, till prevented could desire, or enjoy. Death ad. by that sickness which terminated his vanced toward him by slow and regpious and useful life. He was a man
ular steps. He clearly espied him of prayer. The morning and evening at a distance, but he beheld in him sacrifices in the family and in the nothing terrible. He knew that bis closet were punctually and devoutly Saviour had disarmed him of his offered. In these duties he was ar. sting, and that through Christ dent and tender. He poured out his strengthening him, he should conquer soul before God. The interests of when he fell. Conscious that he the Redeemer's kingdom lay near could say, “ For me to live is Christ,” his heart, and its prosperity ever gave he could without wavering add, “and him delight.
to die is gain.” He was favoured with God was pleased to crown his hon- a constant serenity of soul. In one est industry with success, and to of his last seasons of private devotion, bless him with the means of being he had some peculiar and ravishing useful to those relatives, who were in tokens of the divine love and favour a degree dependent on his charitable toward him. His dying observations care, to the church and to the poor ; were striking and useful, and will be Jong remembered by those beloved agating the gospel. And such was relatives and friends, who heard them. his diligence, zeal and fidelity, as a When he retired to his chamber for, missionary, that he was employed by the last time, but a few days before that highly respectable Society, until his death, he told the writer, with the his bodily infirmities rendered him utmost composure, “ This evening I unable to serve them any longer. expect to go into my channber, never He languished under a complication to leave it till my body shall be carri. of disorders for more than a year and ed thence for burial.” At another a half; but the dropsy finally became time, he said, “I feel that the earth- the predominant complaint, and endly house of this tabern:cle is dissolv- ed the struggle.* ing, but blessed be God, I trust I He was a man of strong mental have a builling of God, an house not powers, and of extensive information; made with hands eternal in the hears of a robust constitution, which was ens.”
The writer witnessed the literally worn out; hasty in spirit, death of this good man, and never did but generous and sympathetic ; rehe behold such a scene of mingled sor- served, and to strangers rather forbid. row and joy. There was nothing in ding, in his manners, but very sincere it ghastly or awful. Not a limb was and faithful, as a friend. convulsed, nor a feature of the face He had his imperfections; but ma. distorted. A smile of joy even ny of the Christian graces shone with beamed on his dying countenance. lustre in his life; especially under the Closing his own eyes, he sweetly fell heaviest afflictions.
Indeed it may asieep, not to wake again till the res- be said, that as a good man, “his urrection.
praise is in all our churches." Such are the fruits of a pious life. It appears, that he was the subject Such the death of a Christian. of a gracious change of beart about • Mark the perfect man and behold the time he came into this counthe upright, for the end of that man try. Before this experimental ac. is peace.” Where now is the spirit quaintance with the gospel he was atof this departed saint? With whom tached to the Arminian sentiments, is he associated? What is his em. and opposed to the doctrines of grace; ployment ? Were he now from the but, from this time, he was led into a blest abodes, to address us, who la- better understanding of the gospel. ment his departure, he would say, His understanding being enlightened “ Weep not for me, Oh my friends, by the Isly Ghost, and his heart rekeep for yourselves ; prepare to meet conciled to God's character, he leyour God. Live to and for Christ, came a thorough Calvinist in senwhile you live, and your death shall timent, and considered the doc. be everlasting gain."
trines of 'grace, as the grand char. ter of his salvation. Renouncing all dependence on liis own righteousness
for acceptance with God, he placed Sketch of the Life of the Rev. Alexan
his entire dependence on the perfect der Mc Lean, who diel at Newcastle, righteousness of Jesus Christ, who is (Maine) January 11, 1808, in the
exhibited in the gospel as the only 64th year of his age.
propitiation for sin. And being con
fident that Jesus was able to keep The Rev. Alexander McLean what he had committed to his care, was born in the Island (f Skey, (Scot. he expressed a hope full of immorland) educated at the University of tality, and appeared willing to depart Aberdeen, and introduced into the and be with him. ministry in his native country. In In preaching he used great plainthe year 1770 he came to America, ness of speech, reproved with authorand was settled as a guspel minister in the town of Bristol, (District of * At the request of a respectable numMaine) in 1773. Abuut 1798 he gave ber of the inhaiitants of Bristol, the reup his charge in that place, and spent mains of the Rev. Mr. Mc Lean were seven or eight years as a missionary removed from Newcastle, and deposited in the destitute parts of Mine, uncler among the people of his former charge, the direction of the Society for prop. who still loved him.
ity, proclaimed the terrors of the of the life and character of this emi. law, and published the glad tidings nent and faithful servant of Jesus of the gospel. He was discriminat. Christ, for the Panoplist. They still ing in his preaching ; dwelt much on expect it. In the mean time they the peculiar and leading doctrines of give the following extract of a letthe gospel, and was ready to contend ter, written immediately after his for the faith once delivered to the death, which has been hitherto delaysaints, when he saw the enemy en- ed, in hope of a fuller account. deavouring to overthrow it. He considered the doctrine of Christ's real
October 12, 1807. divinity, as fundamental in the gos
" REV. AND DEAR SIR, pel scheme of salvation, maintained You have doubtless, by the public the doctrine of man's total moral papers, been informed of the departdepravity, and insisted that he must ure of Father Hawley, I trust to a be born of the Spirit of God, that he better world. He expired on Saturmust repent, and believe, and bring day the 3d inst. I visited him on the forth the fruits of righteousness. Tuesday preceding. He appeared And though he discarded all idea of perfectly rational and tranquil. our being justified by works, and Speaking of his approaching dissolucontended, that we must be justified tion, and his prospect of futurity, he by faith without the deeds of the law, observed, “I have hope of accepyet he did not fail to enforce the au. tance, but it is founded wholly on thority of the law, as a rule of life, free and sovereign grace, and not at all and to require, that those, who be. on my own works. It is true my lalieve, should be careful to maintain bours have been' many ; but they have good works.
been so very imperfect, attended with As a missionary he was abundant so great a want of charity, hun.ility, in labours, took great delight in his &c. that I have no hope in them as work, and “endured hardness as a the ground of my acceptance." He good soldier.”
He preached the expressed bis regret, at the same gospel to very many, sowed the good time, that so many of our modern seed over a very extensive field; and preai hers failed in pointing out so we ardently hope, that those, who clearly, as they ought, the distinction have heard him, will remember how he between grace and works. His exhas spoken unto them in the name of pression was, that “they so jumbled the Lord, and hold fast the truth ; them together, that it was almost imand that the good seed, which he has possible for common hearers to unsown, will spring up and bring forth derstand them.” He added, “ you much fruit.
know I was always a Calvinist.” “ The places that knew him will Have you not observed, Sir, that know him no more.” He has kept those, who have been, while in the faith, has finished his course, and health, advocates for the doctrines entered, (as we trust) into the joy of of grace, in a general sense, have his Lord. Them that sleep in Jesus been more explicitly and decidedly will God bring with bim. May many so, in the near view of death ? I of those, to whom our highly re- think I have. He expressed an af. spected friend bas spoken in the fectionate concern for his people, and name of his divine Master, be of that his hope that the Society would not number, and constitute his crown of forget them." rejoicing in that day. And may all that enter on missionary ground tread in the steps of this man of God, and Died, suddenly, January, 1808, the be“ followers of him, even as he was Rev. Dr. William Linn, late one of of Christ Jesus our Lord,” “who the ministers of the Reformed Dutch went about doing good.”
Church, in the city of N. T. aged 55 years and 11 months.
Few ministers have attained such a high standing in society as he pos
sessed before disease broke his THE Editors have expected for strength, and impaire l his activity: some time past a particular account God bad every way fitted him for
CHARACTER OF REV. GIDEON HAW