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and Kurnata, each spoken by about seven The Rev. Mr. Clark, New Brunswick millions; the Mahratta, used by eight The Rev. Mr. Ingles, the Rev. Mr millions five hundred thousand; the Ta Richards, Baltimore. mul, by upwards of nine millions; the Joseph Nourse, Esq. Register of the Hindostance, by at least forty-five millions; United States, Washington. and the Bengalee, in which the translation The Rev. Dr. Muir, Alexandria. is already completed, by a number of the The Rev. Mr. Grigsby, Norfolk. inhabitants nearly equalling the population The Rev. Dr. Furman, the Rer. Dr. of the United States of America. The to. Keith, Charleston. tal of the benighted idolaters of India, The Rev. Mr. Clarkson, the Rer. Mr. equals about the one-eighth of the whole Clay, the Rev. Mr. Holcombe, Savannah. race of men now dwelling on our globe. How animating the prospect, that the

N. B. The Printers of Newspapers Holy Bible, by the efforts of pious chris

who shall insert the above, will have the

satisfaction to reflect, that they have lent tians in Europe and America, is likely soon to circulate among these millions of

their aid to promote the cause of piety wretched people, by whom absurd and

and benevolence. injurious Vedas and Shasters are now pronounced divine.

Extract from information from SeramAshbel GREEN, senior pastor of the

pore, dated November 14, 1804, pub2d Presbyterian Church.

lished by the Baptist missionary society J. HENRY C. HELMUTH, pastor of the

in London. German Lutheran Church.

“ Our brethren were going on with the WILLIAM ROGERS, professor of En

translations of the Bible. Besides the glish and belles lettres in the univer

Pentateuch, and a second edition of the sity of Pennsylvania.

New Testament, they have printed great JOHN HEY, pastor of the Independent

part of the third volume of the Old Testa

ment. They have printed a conside able Church. Joseph PILMORE, rector of the Epis.

part of 10,000 copies of Like, Acts, and

Romans, which are published separately. copal Church of St. Paul's. James Gray, pastor of the Scotch

They have begun printing the New Tes.

tament in Mahratta and Hindostance. Presbyterian Church.

The New Testament is nearly all transGEORGE Potts, pastor of the 4th

lated into Mahratta and Orissa. A gen. Presbyterian Church. WILLIAM WHITE, pastor of the 2d

tleman is translating the New Testament

into Malay; and a plan is formed for Baptist Church. Joseph Shaw, pastor-elect of the As

translating the scriptures into Chinese." sociate Congregation.

N. B. Donations or collections made at SAMUEL HELFENSTEIN, pastor of the any time during the present year will be German Reformed Church

in season, and duly forwarded. JACOB J. JANEWAY, co-pastor of the 2d Presbyterian Church.

In answer to solicitations for promoting WILLIAM COLBERT, minister of the the abovementioned plan, after giving an

Methodist Episcopal Church of St. account of his success, a worthy and in-

telligent correspondent makes the followWILLIAM STAUGHTON, minister of ing remarks. the 1st Baptist Church.

* How truly eventful is the present pe** It is respectfully requested, that riod! While a gigantic power is humbling the donations or collections which shall the thrones of Europe, and exhibiting an be made throughout the Union, may be ambition dangerous to the peace of the forwarded to any of the under-mentioned world and to the rights of nations; while gentlemen, who will remit them to Mr. a destructive philosophy, that undermines RALSTON.

morals and religion, that threatens in its The Rev. Dr. Rogers, the Rev. Mr. progress to weaken the only sure ties of Williams, New-York.

society, and to prostrate the best interests The Rev. Dr. Stillman, the Rev. Dr. of man is spreading in all quarters of the Eckley, Boston.

civilized world; a spirit unusual and surThe Rev. Joseph Buckminster, Ports. prising is manifesting itself in different mouth, N. H.

parts of Europe, and I hope is enkindling The Rev. Dr. Dwight, New Haven. in some measure in this country, not only Mr. Gallaudet, Hartford, Con.

to send a preached gospel to the benightThe Rev. Dr. M'Whorter, Newark, ed nations and destitute parts of the N. J.

earth, but to search out the habitations

destitute of the scriptures, and to put the regard, has seriously occupied the minds sacred volume in their possession! While of the directors. Their efforts have conthe camp of the saints is besieged by such sequently been principally directed the numerous, subtle and potent adversaries, eastern and western coasts of the great with what pleasure do we witness the pi- peninsula of India, and to the important ous praying multitudes coming forth to island of Ceylon, nearly connected with it. the help of the Lord against the mighty! The society is already acquainted with

May the Lord God of hosts be their rear the steps which have been taken as to the i Dard till truth shall be established in the island last mentioned. The Rev. Mr.

earth, till righteousness shall look down Vos, a veteran in the service of the Refrom heaven, and the kingdoins of this deemer, and formerly a faithful minister voild become the kingdoms of our Lord in South Africa, near the Cape of Good and of his Christ!

Hope, superintends this mission. The "I think our Magazine is, at least, de- German brethren, Ehrhardt and Palm, cently supported, and hope it may prove accompany him on this embassy. Toge. extensively useful in promoting the great ther with these, the reverend brethren and good cause of truth and piety on the Ringletaube, Desgranges, and Cran, have earth. In the last number, nothing inte. sailed for Tranquebar; these are intend. rested me so much as the extracts, exhi. ed to labour on the continent of India, biting the extensive and growing desire where the providence of God, after they for the sacred scriptures, and the unusu. have received the best advice from our al zeal manifested to aid the views of the Danish brethren at Tranquebar, may di. Bible society! O may the Lord increase rect them to settle, in the most eligible the desire, and smile upon and extensive and promising spot. Unexpected delays, ly bless this pious work! The account of not uncommon however in all shipping the little boy, with his brood of chickens, concerns, protracted their stay in Europe melted me down! Surely out of the till the 20th of April, 1804, when they mouths of babes and sucklings the Lord sailed in the Danish ship King's Packet is still ordaining strength because of his from Copenhagen. enemies, that he may still the enemy and The goodness of God in preserving their the avenger!"

lives, when just leaving the coast of Den

mark, must be mentioned with peculiar Extract from the Report of the Directors gratitude. The vessel was at anchor about of the Missionary Society, to their three miles from the shore, and the bre. eleventh General Meeting, held in Lon thren were proceeding to join it in a boat. don, on the 8th, 9th, and 10th of May,

When they had proceeded about three. 1805.

fourths of the way, the boat became (Continued from page 140.]

leaky, and the water rushed in so fast,

that they soon found themselves in the ASIA.

most imminent danger. In this emergen. The directors wish in the next place to cy, Mr. Vos having, happily, a tin vessel invite the attention of the society to the with him, they successfully employed it eastern world, the regions of which are in bailing out the water; by which means so rast in their extent and so full of ci. they kept themselves up, till the people vilized inhabitants, presenting to the on board the ship, perceiving their perilchristian mind many millions of our fel. ous situation, sent out their own boat, and low-men, long immersed in vice, error, took them safely on board. The directors and superstition, and for whose conversion had the pleasure of finding by the Cape few attempts have hitherto been made. Gazette, dated 11th August, 1804, that For some time past, the miserable condi. the ship had arrived safely at the Cape on tion of these nations, and particularly of its way; but no information has yet been those whose commercial connexion with received of their arrival in India. this country aitords a strong claim to our

[ To be continued.]


DEPARTED this life, on Monday, the dily weakness was great, yet she in. 17th of March last, at the residence of dulged such sublime ascriptions of her son, Dr. James Ewing, in Pittstown, praise, as cannot be repeated without in. New-Jersey, in the 68th year of her age, juring their beauty. Recovering herself, Mrs. HANNAH Ewing, relict of the Rev. she said to a person that was near, “You John Ewing, D. D. late senior pastor of prayell, last night, that I might have a the first presbyterian church in Philadel. a good sabbath-day; and a sabbath in. phia, and provost of the university of deed I have had! such a one as I never Pennsylvania.

expected in this world; but I believe it This venerable lady, supported by that is the beginning of a long one, even an religion of which she was an ornamental eternal sabbath. Surely I cannot live till professor, endured a long and tedious ill. the return of another. My heart and flesh ness with truly christian submission. seem to be failing as fast as my pulse

Her remains were brought to this city beats; but God, blessed be his name! ja and respectfully intered on the Thursday the strength of my heart and my portion following, in the cemetery, belonging to forever.” the first presbyterian congregation, by Notwithstanding she was so full of dithe side of her husband. Mrs. Ewing was vine things, vet she well knew when to deservedly esteemed by those who had speak of them, and when to be silent; the pleasure of her acquaintance; she and, as a proof that she was in her right was the affectionate wife, the anxious mind, she always suited her discourse to mother, and the sincere friend.

her company; and if any were present Freed now from the cares of this “ vale who she thought would despise experi. of tears,” her spirit is made happy with mental religion, she would be silent. An her God.

exceedingly light and gay young woman “ Faith builds a bridge from this world to coming to her bed-side, she looked wist. the next,

fully at her, and said, “What, are you “O’er death's dark gulph, and all its hor.

come to see me? Be persuaded to lay ror hides.

aside your vanities, because you must die as well as myself, though you may live a

little longer than I shall. The manner OF SUSANNAH HARRISON.

in which she spoke these few words,caus. MR. EDITOR,

ed the young woman to burst into tears, You will probably oblige many of your and to turn away. She said she knew the readers, by publishing in the next num.

shing in the next num. young woman, but wished she had not, ber of your Magazine, the following ac. for she had been a snare to her. One who count of the behaviour of Susannah Har. had been a follow servant with her, com. rison, the author of “Songs in the Night," ing to see her, wept. She said, " w cep during her last illness.

not, I know you are a seeker of Jesus. I Yours, &c. Z. have been a witness of your tears, and you The writer had been to visit her seve- of mine; but now my tears are turned into ral times, and found her mind, though jov, and so I trust will your's be sooner or properly exercised with the view of eter- later. Be encouraged, therefore, for 11 nity, rather under a cloud. On repeating you have slighted convictions, I have done his visit, on the Lord's day, she said, the same; if you have trified away pre“I am glad to see you ; now I have cious time, so have I; if you have been good news to tell you. God does veri. slow of heart to believe, I more: but, ly hear and answer prayer. I have through rich grace, I have obtained mera found what I wanted, and can now die in cy, wliv may not you? You can be but the peace. Oh! what a discovery has been chief of sinners; as such, I went to God, made to me since I saw you! About four and found him merciful and graciauso'clock, this morning, as I lay słcepless a God pardoning iniquity, transgress and was lamenting over my guilt and sin- and sin.” To another she said; " Live fulness, the Lord, of his infinite mercy, by faith on the Son of God; I have not gave me faith to look to the blood of sprink lived so, for if I had, I should not hare ling; and I was helped to lay hold on Je had so many fears and doubts as ! fa. sus as my only Saviour. Now, methinks, boured under, at the beginning of." I am clothed with his righteousness. illness. It is good living by faith, but be What grace and mercy to so sinful and ter dying in faith; and the best of all; worthless a creature !” Though her bo. when faith shall be turned into sight, anno bope into enjoymeift. Oh! when will that spake as never man spake, He is beside be! In heaven we shall see such things, himself, vea he hath a devil; but I hope I as eve hath not seen, nor ear heard of. do not say any thing unbecoming: I know We shall see God in majesty-the Lamb I do not speak of myself; for when in of God-the angels of God-the redeem- health, I could scarcely speak at all about ed of the Lord! What is their work? all sacred things. It is God who gives me praise! Methinks I shall sing the loud- matter and words. To bim be all the gloest; my song, I am sure, must be, Grace, ry; not unto me, not unto vile, unworthy | Grace!”


'ne, but At another time, she spoke of the in. finite majestv of God, as if she had a view “ To him that earth's foundations laid, of his unveiled glory. She dwelt upon “ Be everlasting honours paid.” his nature, attributes and perfections. She went on speaking of the characters,names Noticing how long it was since she had and titles given him in the scriptures, in been at public worship, she said, “I such a manner as was truly surprising, should like to worship him in his earthly and which made the heart to glow. Af. courts again; but I had rather behold him terwards, when a little wine was offered face to face. I had much rather cast my to her, she said, “ Christ, when he was crown before him in heaven, and see the dying, had vinegar and gall given him in- King in his beauty tbere; yet I desire to stead of wine; not only vinegar, which is wait the appointed time till my change sour, but gall, that is bitter, and both shall come. This body must die before I mingled together. He drank the sour and can see him ; then shall I behold his face the bitter, that I might have the sweet.” in righteousness, and never, never sin any Here she greatly enlarged on the passion more.” and death of christ. “By his death,” said In this state of mind and feeling did she, “he procured for me, and you, and this pious woman remain, until the teryou, and you," pointing to several, “ not mination of life; and surely, such instanonly pardon and reconciliation, but hea- ces of consolation and triumph at the hour ven also, where I hope soon to enter, and of dissolving nature, arising from such where you will quickly follow.” A neigh. views of the merits of the Saviour, will bour overhearing her, and not understand contribute to evince the reality of the ing what was said, reported abroad that christian religion, and the infinite imporshe was mad. On being told of this, she tance of embracing the mercy which it cried, “Lord, more of this madness give offers. to me and her! It was said of him who

POETRY. Written under a gloom of thought which no There to pour out the heart which pants human motives could dispel.

for rest, BY A LADY.

With fervour kindling at Devotion's fane, WHEN sorrow presses on the care-worn To him whose holy influence the breast, breast,

By woe subdu'd, with firmness can susAnd wakes to agony the nerve of pain; tain, When recollection paints the scenes once And where wild sorrows throbb’d, bid blest,

peace all soothing reign. And the soul sickens at the vapid train Of earth's delusive hopes, false, muta. And there the humble supplication raise, ble, and vain :

Th’ unutter'd pray'r, which sighs to be

forgiv'n; When sickness palls each effort to re. Or join to swell the grateful note of move

praise, The gloom of languor from the hour of While the rapt soul, no more by tempest care;

driv'n, Blest be the impulse, which, from heav'n. From hope's mild op'ning dawn, antici- ly love,

pates her heav'n. Leads the sad mourner to the house of pray'r

There, too, to listen to the sacred lore, To seek the dawn of peace, the source When heav'n-taught wisdom truths subof comfort the c!

lime display;

Blest truths! which teach the suff'ring O bless me with shelter beneath
soul to soar

The Rock that is higher than I.
Abrrethe toils of this drear, rugged way,
And seek, bevond yon radiant skies, Then freed from this prison of clay,
still brighter day.

I'll sing as I soar to the sky,

And shout through the regions of day, O! hope triumphant! sorrow's blest re. The Rock that is higher than I.

lief! Still o'er my soul diffuse thy balm divine; Bid her press forward though the storms SONNET TO INNOCENCE. of grief,

OFFSPRING of light, and purity divine! Strew the dark path to death's allotted Whose spotless bosom's thoughts transline;

parent glow; Beyond, conceiveless joys, and ever Whose hopes on truth's unshaken reck during, shine.


Borne o'er the gloom, though tempests The following was composed after hear. roll below. ing a sermon by the late Rev. Samuel Pearce, of Birmingham, from Psalm Sweet Innocence ! a heart that pants for Ixi. 2.


Long torn from peace and love, to thee Overwhelm’with affliction and grief, would come ; To thee holy Father I cry;

O beam, pure spirit! on the suff'ring O lead me to Christ fór relief,

breast, The Rock that is higher than I. A ray to dissipate affliction's gloom. Though creatures no good can afford, Teach me, though youth's enchanting To thee may the helpless apply;

prospect fades, O lead me to Jesus my Lord,

And where gay hopes allur'd, dark sor. The Rock that is higher than I.

rows roll,

Enough for me if no remorse invades, Hail, precious impregnable Tower, Nor unrepented guilt appals my soul.

Thou refuge eternally nigh! Secure in thy clefts I'll adore

O teach me that to thee alone 'tis given, The Rock that is higher than I. To claim the soul's best hopes, and raise

her views to heav'n! While passing life's perilous seas,

To thee, blessed Jesus, I fly;
O grant me salvation and peace,

Thou Rock that art higher than I. The following imitation of the Greek

Hymn, in one of your late Magazines, When storms of temptation arise,

is at your disposal. And Satan roars loud to destroy; Preserve me, thou source of my joys, O BLESSED, ever blessed Lord! Thou Rock that art higher than I. My feeble voice attempts thy praise!

Inspire my accents by thy word, Thy saints thou hast never forsook, The song of gratitude to raise.

Alone on thy name I rely, Alone to thy faithfulness look,

But should frail nature's wonted power, Thou Rock that art higher than I. Aw'd by thy greatness, languid be:

O aid my heart, this tranquil hour, Whene'er the pale messenger, death, To speed her silent flight to thee.

This body is sent to destroy,


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