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January, 1817.) Anecdok --Siltiman's and Simond's Travels.

13 Yeader has observed, we have many serious ob- which derive value from time; that which jections to the piece, and we cannot out greatly conveys no knowledge, and imparts little regret that a mind like that of its author should

amusement to the present generation, may have lent itself to the trickery of Lord Byron's communicate both when this age shall cast of characters, and employed itself in pre- have past away, and its momentous an. senting virtue and vice is such delusive colours, nals become a tale of the times that are and unappropriate forms.


Mr. Silliman visited Europe with the Anecdote of Fiscount Barrington.

pleasant and honourable commission to.

purchase philosophical and chemical apA young officer, who had not been in. paratus, and books for Yale College, in cluded in a recent promotion, waited on Connecticut. Coming in this character, Lord Barrington, and in a very decided the American traveller brought with him and unequivocal manner demanded satis. such feelings as became a man of letters faction for the affront. His Lordship re

and a member of that commonwealth in plied—" Young gentleman, if I had made which all distinctions of country should it a rule to fight every officer who was be forgotten, or remembered only when disappointed on every general promotion principles and paramount interests are at which took place, I should not have been stake. His Journal represents England to now able to wish you a very good morn.

the Americans as it is, and exhibits to the ing;" and beckoning to his attendant to English a fair specimen of the real Ameopen the door, parted with his doughty rican character. and offended visitor.

The contrast between these writers in taste and feeling, is curiously shown by

their remarks upon Oxford. M. Simond Silliman's and Simond'. Travels. says, “ it looked old, dusty, and worm

eaten, the streets silent and deserted."We select the following remarks on Silliman's “ No place," says Mr, Silliman, and Simonds Travels in England, from the last impressed me with such feelings of admi. number of the Quarterly Review, not yet rę.

ration and awe, and I presume it is with..

out a parallel in the world. Instead of the published in this country :

narrow and dirty lanes of trading towns,

and the confused noise of commerce, The "Journal” of Monsieur Simond has

there are spacious and quiet streets, with no illiberality, no hostile feeling, and few prejudices of any kind. The writer in. fine houses of stone. The whole town has deed, being born in France, having

resided nity.” M. Simond accredits the refuted

an unrivalled air of magnificence and digtwenty years in America, and married an

calumnies of what he is pleased to call English woman, was so connected with the three countries, as to have the strong. tion," and says, that when Oxford ceased

a certain illustrious literary associaest moral reasons for wishing the prosperity of all. He spent two years in England, thing at all in their stead. Mr. Silliman,

to teach exploded doctrines, it taught no. without any other object than that of seeing the country; and few travellers have on the contrary, inquires farther, and is seen so much of it. His book has appear

better satisfied, and affirms that the Eng. ed under some disadvantages in England;

lish universities have been greatly misre. it was ushered into the world with a pert, presented in America. They cannot, he puffing advertisement, and is disfigured says, be fairly compared with the more with paltry prints, containing some of the

circumscribed institutions in his own very worst representations of noted places country :- if the parallel were to be that we ever remember to have seen.

made, it should be with some individual There is also a self-sufficiency in the college, then the American institutions

would have less reason to shrink from writer, detracting something from the re. spect to which his general good sense

the comparison,-comparatively his own largely entitles him; he has no relish for colleges are more respectable than he Handel, none for Raphael or Niccolo had imagined, although in many things Poussin, none for Milton; and he speaks certainly inferior. We cordially join him contemptuously of the greatest musician,

in the hope and expectation that the the greatest painter, and the greatest

American colleges will become more and

more honourable and usefal to their coun. poet, without suspecting any deficiency in his own ears and eyes and intellectual try. Let the seeds of knowledge and imfaculties. But, in the main, the book provement be sown where they will, the

fruits are for all mankind. bears marks of an observant, candid, and intelligent mind; to other countries it M. Simond concludes his Journal with will impart much information respecting a parallel between the French and Eng. the real state of England; in this it must lish nations, drawn with moderation, disnecessarily be read with less interest than cernment, and in the spirit of good will... elsewhere; bat it is one of those works toware's both.

spectable individuals, wlio aided them by

their counsel and their contributions, tht NEW-YORK, January 22, 1817.

congregation owes, under God, its prosperity and the bandsome building wliich

they enjoy, to some young men ; who, at. Church at Canandaigua, Ontario County, taclied to the Church from principle, and State of New York.

animated by the presence of the Rev. H. U. A wood engraving of this Church, by Onderdonk, their present Missionary, with Anderson, from a drawing by Mr. J. L. D.

an enterprise not to be discouraged, and a Mathies, is placed on the cover of this perseverance not to be baffled, have con. nunber, and will be introduced as å vig- ducted, through many discouragements nette in the title-page to the volume.- and many difficulties, the affairs of their The Church at Canandaigua is considered religious society to a most prosperous' a remarkably neat and beautiful building issue. We trust God has been with them in the Gothic style, and may serve in some hitherto for good. May he bless them in measure as a model for other Churches. the services of that temple which they The exertions and zeal of the congrega. have devoted to his glory; and prepare tion merit also all the distinction which them, by the mercy and grace of its sacred the pages of the Journal can confer upon ordinances, for his temple above. them. In but little more than six months, We confess, we dwell on the subject. . they have completed an edifice that at. with pleasure; we are not ashamed to say, tracts the notice and admiration of every with some enthusiasm; for we know no visitant to the beautiful and flourishing higher enjoyment than to behold the servillage which it adorns. In the year 1812, vices of that Church which, in its docwhen Bishop Hobart first visited Canan- trine, its ministry and worship, we firmly daigua, there was no Episcopal Congre. believe is a sound and pure member of gation organized. Through the blessing the mystical body of the Redeemer, send. of Heaven on the exertions of the Mission. ing forth their holy influences, to gladaries in that quarter, a congregation was den, with the light and comforts of salvasoon after collected. In the year 1815, at tion, every part of our land. his second visitation, Confirmation was To their praise be it spoken, the Episs administered in the Court-House, where copalians who remove to the new settlethey regularly assembled for worship; ments, seldom relinquish their attachment and in December last, assisted by the to their Church. Many of them indeed Rev. Mr. Clark, Mr. Welton, and Mr.

are Connecticut Churchmen; who, wher. Onderdonk, whose labours had contributo ever they go, rank among the foremost in ed to this pious work, and by the Rev. knowledge of the principles of the Church, Mr. Johnson, the Missionary in Genessee and in zealous and devoted affection for County, he enjoyed the high satisfaction her; and but for whom, she would have of consecrating a building, which, while been unknown in many places, where, it presents a beautiful and imposing exté. thanks to God, she now displays her evan. rior, is calculated, in its internal arrange. gelical and apostolic services. Not only ments, for the celebration of the holy or

in Canandaigua, but in Auburn, Manlius, dinances of our religion with solemnity Granville, Oxford, New-Berlin, and in and effect.

other towns, a mere handful of EpiscopaBiit it may be asked, is the érection of lians, within a few years, have organized a building for worship, by a congregation congregations which are now fourishing; in a new settlement, so extraordinary an and with their comparatively scanty ineans event that it must be celebrated with erected neat and commodious edifices for such display and panegyric? We answer, worship. They have contribut:d, indivi. that it is extrabrdinary that Episcopalians dually and collectively, with a liberality should exhibit so much munificence in which exceeds even city munificence. the religious edifices which they erect, The Episcopalians in the country, and because, in many instances, they are very particularly in the new settlements of the few in number, and of limited wealth, state, are generous and zealous in their compared with other religious congrega- contributions to their Church. They only tions. In the village of Canandaigua, with ask their more wealthy and favoured brethe faception, it is believed, of a few re. thren to aid them for a short timc with

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January, 1877.] Episcopal Missionary Society of Young Menu 13 Missionaries, until they can maintain Cler. ary business is intrusted to the Bishop, in gymen themselves.

conjunction with a Committee appointed The Protestant Episcopal Church in by the Convention. The mode by which deed must have nurseries for Clergymen tical authority in the important work of

this Society proposes to aid the ecclesias. in theological schools; and the means of employing Missionaries, is very correctly sending them out as Missionaries, with settled by the following article of their Bibles, and Prayer Books, and Religious Constitution; which also makes the BiTracts; or her progress and prosperity shop President, ex officio. All interfer; will be seriously affected, and her influ

ence with the ecclesiastical authority is ence confined to a few of the most popu- sccured.

thus prevented, and unity of operation lous towns. An immense field already in

“The object of this Society is to assist, vites her labours in our own state; and

hut not in any degree to interfere with the when we look beyond it to the new dise established authority of the Church in the tricts where civilization is rapidly subdu. support of Missionaries. It is therefore. ing the forests of the wilderness, we ought declared, that in whatever shall be done, to feel that it is the highest duty even of that authority shall be conformed to. Aca humanity, to use the most vigorous and cordingly, the monies raised by this Socie

ety shall be paid to such body as, by the unwearied efforts for the diffusion, in the Constitution and Canons of the Protestant pure and primitive form in which our Episcopal Church in this State, may have Church professes them, the truths of that the appointment of Missionaries: pro.


der religion, without whose controlling and vided that the Missionaries who salutary influence civilized man would rive their salaries from the funds of this become worse than the savage, and the Institution, shall be designated as · Mis:

sionaries aided by the Protestant Episcoscenes of social life be desolated by the pal Society of Young Men in the City of Numan passions.

New-York:” and the President, ex officio, We only want Clergymen, and the means shall be requested to lay before the Board of supporting them as Missionaries, to ex

of Managers of this Society, from time to tend our Church, and with it the blessings

time, the names of the Missionaries aided

by the funds of this Society, and such inof salvation throughout every part of this formation in regard to them as he may extensive country. Alas! that Episcopa- deem proper, with the reports of these lians, so distinguished as many of them Missionaries, which may have been preare for their wealth and their influence, sented by him to the Convention of the

Church." while they are

“ doing good unto all men," seem, in some cases, to forget the At a meeting held on Monday evening peculiar and paramount duty of doing

last, in the Vestry-room of Trinity Church, good unto those who are of their own

for the purpose of forming a Protestant

Episcopal Missionary Society of Young * household of faith."

Men-Dr. Gerardus A. Cooper being called to the chair, and Alexis P. Proal appoint

ed Secretary; a Constitution was adoptWe record as an instance of pious mu

ed, and the following gentlemen were, nificence, that a member of the congrega. elected as a Board of Managers for the tion of Trinity Church waited on Bishop ensuing year; viz. Hobart, and without any suggestion or Right Rev. Jour H. HOBART, ( ex officio ). solicitation, contributed $250 for the President. support of a Missionary,

John Watts, junior, 1st Vice-President.
Floyd Smith, 2d Vice-President.
Gerardus A. Cooper, 3d Vice-President.

Don Alonzo Cusliman, Treasurer.
The Protestant Episcopal Missionary

Ferris Pell, Corresponding Secretary.
Society of Young Men.

J. Smyth Rogers, Recording Secretary.
The young men of our city who are at-

Geo. R. A. Ricketts, Luther Bradish, tached to the Protestant Episcopal Church, David R. Lambert, Cornelius R. Duffie, discover a zeal for her interests, from which the most favourable results may be

Francis B. Winthrop, William Baker,

W. Onderdonk, jun. anticipated. They established a Bible and

Louis Loutrel, William Osborne, Common Prayer Book Society, which, by Alexis P. Proal, Jonathan Goodhue, their industry and perseverance, has al. Edward Hitchcock, Warmuldus Cooper. ready produced extensive benefit; and within these few days they have organ.

GERARDUS A. COOPER, Chairman, ized a Missionary Society. By the Canons

ALEXIS P. PROAL, Secretary. of the Church in this state, the Mission- New-York, January 21st, 1817..

The Society in Engiunil or Promoting The following theological works have been recently Christian Knowledge.

published in England:The great exertions on the part of the Socie. An Apology for the Ministers of the Church ty to extend its efficiency in the sundry impor- of England, who hold the doctrine of Baptismal tant olojtets already detailed, press beavily on Regeneration : in a Letter addressed to the the funds, and call therefore for the continued Rev. George Stanley laber, B. 1). in conseand increasing support of ile benefactions and quence of the misrepresent: tions of their opini. legacies of well-disposed Christians.

ons contrived in his Sermons on Regeneration The audit of last year left no balance in the By Christopher Bethel, M. A. Dean of Chihunds of the Treasurers, and they were under chester. the nercssity of selling out between six and A brief Statement of the Nature of Baptism, seven thousand pounds three per cent. cousols. and of the Benefits bestowed upon Christians in

The strength of the Society has, however, that Sacrament; according to Scripture, and been greatly increased by the accession of Sub- the sense of the Church of England. "To which scribing and Corresponding Members, making are added some Observations intended to show together 11,746; and there have been admitted the necessity on the part of baptized persons, since the printing of the last Report, viz. from of a perseverance in the performance of their Christmas, 1814, to Christmas, 1815, in all 1429; Baptisnal Vows. By Robert Hardy, A. M. consisting of Subscriling Members 1198, Corre. Vicar of the united parishes of Walberton and sponding 20, and Lixies Subscribers 205, Yapton, and of Stoughtri, in Sussex, and Chap.

Mrs. Jenkins, ot Wells, Sornerset, has con- lain to his Royal Highness the Prince Regent. ferred a donation of 100 guineas on the Society, Considerations on the Doctrines of Regeneraon condition that Common Prayer Books to the tion, in the sunse in wliich that term is used in valac of three guineas be transmitted yearly to the Church of England in lier Public Formulathe present Vicar of St. Cathbert in Wells, ries. By the Rev. Charles Daubeny, Archdeaduring his incumbency, and afterwards for ever con of Saram. to his successors, Vicars of St. Cuthbert, and The Personality and Office of the Christian the senior Priest Vicar of the Cathedral Church Comforter asserieal and explained, iti a course of St. Andrew's, also in Wells, jointly, in order of Sermons on Johu xvi. 7. Preached before that those Prayer Books may be çuly distri- the University of Oxford in 1815, at the Lec. buted in those two parishes, and the hamlets ture founded by the late Rev. John Bampton, appertaining thereto.

M. A. By Reginald lieber, M. A. 8vo. The General Board were glad to participate A Treatise on the Records of the Creation, to the best of their ability, in carrying this pru- and on the Moral Attributes of the Creator; dent and chiari alle design into effect; and have with particular Reference to the Jewish Hisdirected the 100 guine:is to be funded.

tory, and to the Consistency of the Principle of

Population with the Wisilom and Goodness of Benefactions and Legacies 1.4,113 7 the Deity. By John Bird Sumner, M. A. In Annual Subscriptions

7,410 1

2 vols. 8vo. Dividends of various Funds 7,426 13

A Familiar and Practical Exposition of the

Thirty-nine Articles of Religion of the United

18,980 2 4 Church of England and Ireland. By the Rev; To which may be added.

H.C. 0. Domnoghue, A. M. 12mo. Received on account of books 25,235 7

A Course of Lectures, containing a Descrip

tion and Systematic Arrangement of the several L.44,215 9 7

Branches of Divinity. By Herbert Marsh, D.D.
F.R.S. Part iv. Svo.

A Familiar Exposition and Application of
New Family Bible.

the Epistle of St. Paul to the Colossians, in eight The public are very spcedily to be presented, Sermons, by Thomas Gisborne, M. A. 12mo, from the press of 1. & J. Swords, with a new edition of the Holy Bible, containing the Old The public, and particularly the friends of anil New Testaments, with a Commentary, ar- religion, are respectfully informeil, that the ranged under the sanction of the Society for price of this Journal is put so low, that unless Promoting Christian Knowledge in England,

it receive ertensire putronage it cannot be by George D'Oyley, B.D. and Richard Mant. continuell. It is hoped, therefore, that all toho T'he exalted eharacter of the persons engaged feel an interest in the objects which this publi. in this compilation, and the high auspices under cation is intended 10 promote, will exert themwhich it appeared in England, have given to it selves in extending its circutation. there a most extensive circulation. I'he work In places where a number of copies may be is planned upon the purest model, and executed subscribed for, it is desirable that some re. with a particular view to general use. The ex- sponsible person should become the Agent for cellence of this Commentary, which will be put the whole, to whom the Journal may be sent, at a remarkably low price, will no doubt secure and from whom the individual Subscribers to it a very extensive patronage from the Ame- may receive them. To such Agents Subscririoan public.

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the Agents will please to embruce the first good The following important work, from the pen of a

opportunity of remitting it to the Priblishers. venerable Clergyman, to whom the Church has been for many years indebted for his able writings in her

Printed and published by T. & J. Swords, defence, is just published by David Longworth :

No. 160 Pearl-street, New-York; where Observations, (by a Protestant,) on a work Subscriptions for this Work will be received, entitled, “ Profession of Catholic Faith, by a at one dollar per annum, or 24 numbers. Clergyman of Baltimore, and with the authority All Lelters relative to this Journal musf of the Right Reverend Bishop Carroll. come free of Postage.


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The CHARACTER, and some PARTICU- The important change which at an *.. LARS-in thé Life of Philip MELANG- early age took place in the mind of THON

Melanothop on the subject of religion, (Abridged from the British Review.)

may be ascribed to the perusal of a

copy of the Bible which the celebrated PAILT MELANCTHOS appears, from Capunio had put into his hands, and his history, to have possessed a mind which instantly becanje his inseparformed for friendship and all the ame- able companion. The monks, with nities of social life. His genius was their usual virulence and prejudice, marked by unusual precocity, yet ac- instantly became his persecutors. companied with so muck suavity and The spirit manifested by these rer kindness, that he was greatly beloved, ligious barbarians on this accasion, as well as respected, even amongst perfectly harmonized with the lan the childish rivals and companions guage of one of the monkish fraterwhom the brilliancy of his talents was nity, whose preposterous ignorance accustomed to eclipse. His memory and bigotry have furnished a standing was so powerful, that he not only rem joke ever since the Reformation. A tained the general ideas, but even the new language," says he, has been very words of almost every author he inyented, which is called Greek, perused. Being as remarkable for guard carefully against it, it is the persevering application as for quick mother of every species of heresy. I ness of intellect and retentiveness of obserye in the hands of a great many memory, his literary attainments were people, a book written in this lan, so diffuse and rapid, that he commence guage, which they call the New Tesa ed Doctor in Philosophy, before he tament; it is a book full of thorpe had completed his 'seventeenth year, and serpents. With respect to He. At a very early age he had become brew, it is certain, my dear brethren, master of the principal Greek and La- that all who learn it are instantly tin classics, especially of the elegant converted to Judaism !" Terence; whose works he rescued At the early age of twenty-one, by from that unadorned prosaie dress in the particular desire of Frederick the which, through the ignorance of tran, Wise, Melancthon migrated from his scribers, they had long appeared. The own university of Tubingen, to uneulogies of learned men, and even of dertake the Greek Professorship, at religious disputants, respecting Me that of Wittemberg. The sorrow of lancthon, would fill, says Seckendorf, his Alma Mater at her loss, was exif collected together, a considerable ceeded only by the joy of Luther and volume. Erastus himself has borne his colleagues at the treasure which frequent and magnificent testimony to they had gained. Melancthon inhis genius, his learning, and his vir-stantly became so popular, that innu tues.

merable students flocked to WittenBut to crown his fame, he had the berg; and his own auditory of pusingular felicity of being beloved as pils is said to have amounted to more

. well as ealogized ; so that even his than fifteen hundred persons. The adversaries, said Erasmus, cannot find praises bestowed by Luther upon the it in their hearts to hate him. youthful stranger, amount almost to VOL. I.


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