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A congregation is about being How solemn the hour! In their splendid organized* in the village of Paterson, where a large number of Bibles The planets revolving are seen ; and a few Prayer Books have been
And the proud towering hills 'neath their
glímmering appear distributed.
As the shadows of things that have been. In the county of Sussex, a wide Dread Silence, her empire o'er Nature to field is represented by the Rector of prove, this parish, as offered to the bene- Forbids that a whisper be heard in the vale volent exertions of this Society, in Save the breeze breathing soft through the the distribution of the holy Scrip- And the light curling waves in sweet ca. tures and the Book of Common dence that move Prayer. While in this and other Where the lake's gently kissed by the portions of our state, there are pre
gale. sented advantages to the cultivators From behind yon dark hill, in deep sable of the soil, or to the man careful
arrayed, above all things of his worldly in
The moon soars majestic and slow; terest, there are subjects for the be
And her mild-beaming rays sweetly pierce
through the shade nevolent spirit of Christianity, to Of the thicket that waves on its brow show what transcendent blessings And now, her full orb o'er the mountain can be brought to the unenlightened
impending, and indifferent, by the agency of Sublime in bright glory she glows in the
sky; şuch institutions as the one whose
A stream of soft light o'er the vallies de. exertions we this day record.
scending; JANE MACOMB, Corrig Sec’y. On the lake's silver breast trees and cotOfficers and Managers for the en.
With the splendours effulgent on high. suing year.
Great Ruler of all! while transported I OFFICERS.
view Mrs. Bayard, President.
This fabric so glorious and fair, Mrs. Nelson, 1st Vice-President.
Oh! teach me with rapture and reverence Mrs. Macomb, 2d Vice-President.
due Miss Jane Macomb, Corresponding To trace benign Deity thereSecretary.
Serene as yon orbs in thy radiance shine,
And light, life, and joy, to creation im. Miss Margaret Kearney, Recording
So fair from my soul beam thine image Mrs. Maverick, Treasurer.
And fervent, diffusive, unchanging like Mrs. Cammann, Mrs. Thibou,
thine, Mrs. Whitlock, Mrs. Halsey,
May benevolence glow in my heart. Mrs. Johnson, Miss Rutherfurd. A NIGHT SCENE.
Church of ENGLAND in Canada. (From the Edinburgh Monthly Magazine. ) An urgent appeal has been lately made Now flaming no more on the soft-heaving in England in behalf of the inhabitants of main,
the Eastern Townships in Lower Canada, The sun's parting splendour is shed;
for assistance in erecting churches in Night's dark-rolling shades have enve
connexion with the Established Church loped the plain,
at home. The population is entirely And the twilight's faint visions have fled.
Protestant, and amounts to the number of No longer in Day's gaudy colouring glows twenty thousaud souls, extending over a The landscape, in Nature's diversity say: territory of three thousand square miles, The loud-lowing berds are now lulled to
Exce in the seigniories of St. Armand repose,
and Caldwell Manor, the whole of this And hushed are the sounds from the hame country is totally destitute of churches,
let that rose, And the music that flowed from the sensibly the want of places of public wor:
Throughout the district, the people feel spray.
ship; and at several meetings lately held, * This has since been accomplished, and they have resolved to build churches as. Wardens and Vestry appointed, and a Delegate
soon as their means are more equal to so elected to represent this Prrish in the State great an undertaking. But, without some Convention
aid, it is feared that they are unable to
accomplish this desirable but espensive it general in affording aid in the erection object. At the same time it must be of churches, according to the Establishobserved, that in Canada a much smaller ment of the Church of England, to the insum will be sufficient for the purpose than habitants of both the Canadas. The powould be requisite in Britain ; since the pulation of Upper Canada, consisting materials and other expenses of building almost entirely of Protestants, exceeds are cheap proportionally with the poverty one hundred thousand souls. The appeal of the people. When it is considered that in behalf of the interests of the Church, twenty-five years ago the greater part of and of the inhabitants of the Eastern this country was an uninhabited wilder- Townships, having been so favourably reness ; that all the settlers were either la
ceived, and supported by liberal contri. bourers or poor farmers ; that it was ne- butions of numerous benefactors, it is cessary to build houses for themselves, hoped that their example will be followed and barns for their stock and grain; that by many pious and charitable persons ; roads were to be made, and schools erect. and that similar aid and encouragement ed; and all this without the least assist. towards the erection of churches will be ance from any public fund; it cannot be afforded to the rest of the inhabitants of a matter of surprise that there are scarcely both the provinces. any churches, and that an appeal should The Lord Bishop of Quebec, the Hon. be made to the generosity of the mother and Rev. Dr. Stewart, of St. Armand, in country.
Lower Canada, and the Rev. Dr. Strachan, At present there are only three minis. of York, in Upper Canada, are answerable ters of the Established Church in the for the proper disposal of the money subEastern Townships of Lower Canada. scribed. Their salaries (2001. sterling per annum) are paid partly by his Majesty's Government, and partly by the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel
ExxonTATION to the Gay and FASUIONABLE. in Foreign Parts; and an extension of si. milar support has been promised to any
An Extract. township in which the inhabitants shall THERE is yet another class of persons erect a church and a parsonage. These who need to be reminded of the necessity conditions are, on various accounts, wise of holiness, and who have not the excuse and salutary; but it is manifest, that un. either of occupation or ignorance to silege. less the people are en led, hy pecuniary I mean the gay and fashionable, who spend assistance, to meet these terms, they can- their time in one unceasing round of vani. not derive essential advantage from this ties, and never pause for a moment to liberal offer. It will be satisfactory, how. think whether their course of life is pleasever, to those who are disposed to assist ing in the sight of God. Yet would they them, to be informed, that, notwithstand- deem it highly uncharitable to deny them ing their slender means, they are ready to the name of Christians, or to compare use every exertion on their part, and them to the heedless insect which flutters to make such sacrifices as shall render round the flame, and cannot be driven them worthy of public benevolence. To away, till at last it is caught by it and this may be added the gratifying intelli- consumed. How awful is it to see human gence, that well-educated clergymen inay beings--beings made for immortalityBe procured in England, who will go to beings possessing, in many instances, Canada, and that there are now several shining qualities and great cultivation, young men prosecuting their studies in who yet go on from day to day, as if their that country, with a view to admission only concern was to get to the end of life, into holy orders.
without perceiving their progress towards Among the donors, we perceive both it, living as if there were no hereafter; the archbishops, with a considerable living, as the Apostle expresses it, with. number of the bishops, his Majesty's mi. out God in the world! O that he would nisters, several colleges at Oxford, and graciously enable the voice of truth to a highly respectable list of the nobility, penetrate for once into their hearts; that gentry, church dignitaries, and private some at least of these careless ones might clergy.
have their attention arrested, and be perThe Lord Bishop of Quebec having re. suaded to consider for what they were presented that the circumstances of the in- made and whither they are going! Turn habitants of the province of Upper Canada, not a deaf ear, I beseech you, to the voice and of some other parts of the diocess of of instruction. Do not let the enemy of Quebec, are similar to those of the inha- ' your souls persuade you that religion is a bitants of the Eastern Townships in the foe to cheerfulness, that you will be less Lower Province, and that they are equally happy for making God your friend; that with them deserving of assistance from your present hours will be clouded by the benevolent; it is proposed to extend the certainty of possessing eternal and the plan of the subscription, and to make unchangeable felicity. Neither let him
persuade you that you are safe, because ordinary practical instruction, from the you may not be grossly sinful; that ami- mere circumstance of the congregation able tempers and engaging manners can : to whom it is addressed. That " the poor supply the place of sanctity of heart, or want principles, and the rich want practhat God will be satisfied with any thing tice," though a saying, we believe, of the less than the consecration of your souls eminent Secker, yet is one of which we to his service. Let me appeal to your could never fully appreciate the force. consciences, whether you believe the Both classes are equally, by nature, averse Scriptures to be the word of God? If to the humbling doctrines and self-deny; you do not believe them, why do you ing precepts of the Cross of Christ; and mock him by attending on his ordinances? whilst, for any thing we can see, the poor why do you call yourselves the disciples are as immoral as the rich, and often of his Son? If you do believe them, to much more grossly so, we cannot generally what part will you refer for a vindication discover in the rich, either from their of your conduct? To what part rather education or their subsequent study, at all will you refer and not find yourselves clearer views of the doctrines of the Bible condemned? Do you not read, not only and the method of salvation through Christ, that the wicked shall be turned into hell, than in the poor. It has also been observed but also all they that forget God? Is not with much more justice, according to a woe denounced against those who have our opinion, that, “ if the poor are more " the harp and viol, the tabret and pipe, unlearned than the rich, they are not and wine in their feasts, but they regard more foolishi;" and we are on the whole not the work of the Lord, neither consider much inclined to believe, that, with the die operation of his hands ?". Does not exception of a few hard words and learned our Lord inculcate on bis disciples poverty allusions, which had better always be disof spirit, sorrow for sin, purity of heart, pensed with in the pulpit, both the poor renunciation of the world? Does he not and the rich will be found generally and teach them to aim at being perfect, even pretty equally benefited by the same ser. as their Father which is in heaven is per. mon; requiring the same statements, infect ? Do not his Apostles condemn those terested by the same illustrations (local who are “ lovers of pleasures more than illustrations excepted), and warned by , Lovers of God ?" Do they not say, the same appeals. Perhaps, as a general that liveth in pleasure is dead while she rule, it might be safely prescribed to liveth! Ye adulterers and adulteresses, preachers to adapt themselves to the know ye not that the friendship of the lowest, we do not quite say the youngest, world is enmity with God? If any man of their audience; leaving it to his dislove the world, the love of the Father is cretion and good taste to offend neither not in him ? Such undoubtedly is their against the rules of correct speech nor language : you must therefore take your orderly writing. And in this case it choice. You must be holy, or you must might be whispered to the instructors of renounce the name of Christians; at least both; on the one side, to venture a little you must renounce the promises and hopes more into the path of easy and familiar of Christianity.
scriptural exposition; and, on the other But perhaps, whilst I am insisting on side, to adopt rather a severer canon botla the necessity of holiness, some will accuse of argument and illustration. We should me of corrupting the Gospel, and teach- wish neither species of preacher wholly ing men to seek for the blessings of ano- to forego his own peculiar turn of thought ther life by works and not by faith. God and sentiment, and to merge into the forbid that I should be guilty of so gross other. Both may, with proper discipline,' an error. No; it must always be contend. and God's blessing, render eminent sered that we are justified by faith without vices to the Church of Christ; as both the deeds of the law, that our own holi. may diminish their usefulness by mis. ness will not suffice; that our hope must management. rest altogether on the atonement and righteousness of Christ. Still let it be remembered, that, whom God justifies, them he also sanctifies. True faith is From the New-York Evening Post. known by its fruits. Its constant tendency Mr. COLEMAN, is to produce holiness of heart and life; and when they do not appear, there is too
Allow an Episcopalian to correct some much reason to concude that a man his misconceptions which appear to be enternot faith, and therefore that he is not jus. tained of the design and purport of an tified.
extract from a Pastoral Letter of the
Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal PLAIN and PRACTICAL PREACRING.
Church, which appeared in your paper An Extract. We apprehend no very great difference
some time since; but which, with the is, necessarily called for in the style of accompanying observatious, did not fall
under the notice of the writer of these There was no attempt, then, Mr. Ediremarks until within a few days.
tor, in this business, on the part of the There was no exercise of discipline Bishops, at the exercise of discipline; no with respect to any of the topics consi- / condemnation of such an indulgence in the dered in that extract. The general ad. amusements of social life, as does not monition is addressed “ most pointedly deaden the sensibilities of the heart to to the clergy,” that “ the Christian pro- spiritual good; but there was certainly fession exacts a greater abstraction from an attempt to establish, as necessary to the world than that which consists in the character of “ a good Episcopalian," abstaining from acknowledged sin.” A
that he should not be “a lover of pleasure reference is made to those practices
more than a lover of God." which a professor of religion " ought not
AN EPISCOPALIAN. to countenance," because they nearly allied to sin, or easily abused to it."-With regard to certain amusements
OBITUARY. not of this description, a caution is ex- It is with feelings of no ordinary grief, pressed against employing too much time
that we record the death of the Rev. Dr. and lavishing too much affection upon BOWDEN, who departed this life on the them ; aware of the difficulty of
31st of July last, at Balltown Springs, drawing the line between the use of the where he had gone for the benefit of hisworld and the abuse of it,” owing to the healih. Neither our time nor our feel“ diversity of natural temperament and ings permit us now to expatiate on the the different states of society in which merits of the venerable deceased. Able men are placed,” the Pastoral Letter and faithful as a Professor of Columbia warns against that near approach "to the College, he was endeared to Episcopalians territory of sin,” which may endanger the by the talents and the zeal with which he safety of the Christian.
uniformly advocated the principles and of the practice of “ gaming,” and of interests of their Church. And those who those practices “ involving cruelty to the knew him will cherish with mournful brute creation,” there certainly can be no pleasure the recollection of the sincerity advocates among the friends of religion of his piety, the purity of his character, and morals. With these practices, the and the disinterestedness and warmth of “ exhibitions of the theatre" are con
his attachment. In recording his decease, demned in the Pastoral Letter ; not, be
a melancholy feeling is also excitedby the cause, as “ works of fiction,” they may recollection, that he is the last of the have in view « instruction or amuse
Clergy of the Church in this state, who ment;” but, because, as "they have been
received their orders immediately from in every age, and are at present,” they the parent Church. May their virtues abound in the disgusting effusions of pro- descend to their successors. faneness and obscenity,"and present“what is radically base in alliance with properties captivating to the imagination."
These sentiments of the Pastoral Let. Ecclesiastical Colloquies; or Dialogues ter indicate no design to make men on the Nature and Discipline of the Church so ascetics," or to condemn a moderate
of England, with a particular Reference
to certain Popular Objections ; designed participation in those innocent amuse
to establish the young Members of the ments that refine and polish social life. Church in the Principles of Conformity. But it ought not to be forgotten, that the By the Rev. L. J. Hobson. limits of innocent refinement may be exceeded, and those corrupting pleasures Printed and published by T. & J. Swords, may become generally prevalent, which No. 160 Pearl-street, New-York; where will lead society in the retrograde course
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LATE PUBLICATION IN ENGLAND.
Memorial Sketches of the Rev. David ple, in shaming them out of their
Brown, late Provost of the College inertion, in rousing a poble emula of Fort William, at Calcutta ; ani tion, or in inspiriting them to confithe Rev. CLAUDIUS BUCHANAN; ex- dence, has not had at seasons, an eftracted from a Review of their ficacy which no other considerations Memoirs in the Eclectic Review. seemed to possess! Of this powerful
mode of argument, how strikingly SOME of the most interesting de- the Apostle has availed himself, in tails of history are to be found only the eleventh chapter of Hebrews, in the form of Memoirs. It is from where he brings before the Christian this source that we can derive the the whole company of Jewish wore best account of the true spirit and thios, as both fore-runners and wit. character of past times, as exhibited nesses of his course, who, having left in the familiar sentiments and actions on record the trial of their faith, look of the men who were the growth of down with attentive interest on those the institutions then existing, and who who are still engaged in the combat reflected back their own character from which themselves have come off upon society. Ecclesiastical biogra- victors. phy is the most valuable species of The names of David Brown and memoir writing, because it supplies Claudius Buchanan, are familiar to us with exactly those facts respecting most of our readers, as fellow-labourwhich the historian is altogether si- ers in the great cause of advancing lent, and because in the religion of a the interests of Christianity in our country, or more properly speaking, Eastern dominions. in the state of religion in a country,
The Rev. David Brown was a nam we have not only the most important tive of Yorkshire, where his veneraportion of its history presented to us, ble parents are still living. He was but that portion which furnishes the early distinguished by the indications key to most of the domestic or poli- he gave of intelligence and piety, and tical events which distinguish the pe- he was indebted to his promising apriod in its annals,
pearance, when only between ten and The memoirs of individuals emi- eleven years of age, for the result of nent in respect of their combining a casual interview with a stranger, talent and station with true piety, are which appears to have decided his
fuindeed calculated to answer a purpose ture fortunes. It is no unusual thing of more direct, though not more ex- to find the secular advancement of tensive utility. They are Christian- individuals distinguished in the annals ity made easy to the learner; and of their country, turning upon what they often give a most potent and is termed a fortunate accident, a hap beneficial bias to the character of py conjunction of talent and opportupersons to whom it is more natural nity. But it is with peculiar feelings, and easy to imitate, than to obey; that in perusing the life of a Chrisless difficult to follow an example, tian and a Christian minister, from than to adhere to a moral standard of whose character and infinitely imporexcellence. Who is there indeed, tant exertions it is impossible to disa upon whose mind the foree of exam sociate the idea of the plastic inflas Vol. 1