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his aid. Mr. W. also proposes to ex.

be inserted in future editions of dichibit correct etymologies of many tionaries and lexicons of those lanGreek, Latin, and Hebrew words, to guages.

List of New Publications.

The importance of preaching the day after the interment of deacon Pe, Word of God, in a plain, distinguish. ter Whitney, who departed this life ing, and faithful manner. A sermon, Dec. 9, 1805, in the 60th year of his delivered at the ordination of the age. By Nathanael Emmons, D.D. Rev. Josiah W. Cannon, to the pasto- pastor of the church in Franklin. ral care of the church and congrega

Providence. Heaton & Williams. tion in Gill, (Mass.) By Theophilus


The Christian Institutes ; or, the Packard, A. M. pastor of the church sincere word of God. Being a plain in Shelburne. Greenfield. J. Denio and impartial account of the whole 1806.

faith and duty of a Christian. Col. A discourse, delivered at the dedi. lected out of the writings of the Old cation of the new academy in Frye- and New Testament: digested under burg, June 4, 1806. By the Rev. proper heads, and delivered in the Nathaniel Porter, A. M. Portland. words of Scripture. By the Right Thomas B. Wait. 1806.

Rev. Father in God, Francis, late A sermon, delivered at Ashburn- bishop of Chester. The 1st Ameriham, May 22, 1806, at the interment can, from the 12th London edition, of Mr. John Cushing, jun. who ex- 12mo, pp. 350. New York. T. & J. pired at the house of his father. By Swords. Seth Payson, A. M. pastor of the The Grave, a poem, by Robert church in Rindge. Leominster, Blair. To which is added, Gray's (Mas.) S. & J. Wilder. 1807. Elegy in a Country Church-yard.

A sermon, delivered at Hartford, 12mo. Newburyport. W. & J. GilJanuary 6, 1807, at the funeral of the Rev. James Cogswell, D. D. late Memoirs of Captain Roger Clap, pastor of the church in Scotland, in one of the first settlers of New Eng. the town of Windham. By Nathan land, containing an account of the Strong, pastor of the north Presbyte- hardships which he and others expe. rian church in Hartford. Hartford. rienced on their landing. 12mo. 37 Hudson & Goodwin. 1807.

cents, marble covers. Boston, W. A Catalogue of Plants contained in T. Clap. the Botanic Garden at Elgin, in the The Christian Character exempli vicinity of New-York,--established in fied from the papers of Mary Magda. 1801, by David Hosack, M. D. pro- len As, late wife of Frederick fessor of Botany and Materia Medica Charles A-s, of Goodman's Fields; in Columbia College, and Fellow of selected and revised by John Newton, the Linnæan Society in London. New- Rector of St. Mary, Woolnoth, York, T. & J. Swords.

New-York, Kimber, Conrad, & Co, The Domestick Chaplain : being The Wonders of Creation, natural fifty-two short Lectures, with appro- and artificial, in 2 vols. Containing priate Hymns, on the most interesting an account of the most remarkable subjects, for every Lord's day in the mountains, rivers, lakes, caves, catayear. Designed for the improvement racts, mineral springs, Indian mounds, of families of every Christian denomi. and antiquities in the world. Boston. nation. By John Stanford, M. A. J. M. Dunham. New-York, T. & J. Swords.

A world without souls. First American from the second London E. A new edition of Webster's Gram. dition. Hartford, Lincoln & Glea. mar, revised and greatly enlarged by

the author. New York. Brisban A discourse delivered next Lord's

Brannan. .



Walker's Dictionary abridged. New York. Brisban & Brannan.

WORKS PROPOSED. Institutes of Biblical Criticism, or, Sermons, by Hugh Blair, D.D.F.R.S. Heads of the Course of Lectures on late Professor of Rhetoric and Belle that Subject, read in the University Lettres, in the University of Edinof King's College, Aberdeen, in 8vo. burgh, in 3 vols. complete, from the by Gilbert Gerrard, D. D. Professor 25th London edition of 5 vols. To of Divinity. England.

which will be prefixed, the Life of the Beausobre's Introduction to the Author. Boston. J. M. Dunham. New Testament. England..

Drdinations. On the 11th of June, 1806, the Rev. tory prayer by the Rev. Asa Lyman Josiah W.CANNON; was ordained to of Bath; sermon by Rev. Elijah Parthe pastoral care of the Congrega- ish, from 2 Cor. ii. 16. Ordaining tional church and society in Gill. prayer by Rev. Jonathan Powers of The Rev. Moses Miller, of Heath, Penobscot; charge by Rev. Eliphalet made the introductory prayer; the Gillet of Hallowell ; the right hand Rev. Theophilus Packard, of Shel- of fellowship by Rev. Mighill Blood burne, preached the sermon; the of Buckston : concluding prayer by Rev. Joseph Field, of Charlemont, Rev. Mr. Bayley, of Newcastle. made the consecrating prayer ; the Ordained, 4th February, 1807, as Rev. John Emerson, of' Conway, gave an evangelist, at West Hampton, the charge; the Rev. David Smith, Rev. ALVAN SANDERSON. Sermon of Durham, (Con.) gave the right by Rev. Rufus Wells, of Whately; hand of fellowship, and the Rev. Eze- charge by Rev. Dr. Lyman ; right kiel L. Bascom, of Gerry, made the hand of fellowship by Rev. Enoch concluding prayer.


Hale ; Rev. Payson Williston made On the 18th of Feb. 1807, was or. the introductory prayer ; ordaining dained at Winthrop, (Me.) Rev. prayer by Rev. Solomon Williams; David Thurston. The introduc-. concluding prayer by Rev. Mr. Tracy.

Dbituary. At Stafford, (Conn.) on the 16th own industry, with little compensa. ult. Rev. JOHN WILLARD, D.D. tion, for discharging the duties of his Pastor of the First Church in that calling, afforded him a bare compe. town. He was son of the late Rev. tency. Samuel Willard, of Biddeford, and Died, in the course of the last fall, brother of the late President of Har- STEPHEN Smith, Esq. Collector of vard College. He was graduated at excise at Machias. The following that Seminary in 1751 ; and the few sketch of his religious exercises colcontemporaries who survive him, ill lected from a manuscript, which was remember and lament one whom they us by the Rev. Alexander loved for his virtues, and respected McLean, cannot be unacceptable to for his talents, his industry and his

devout readers. acquirements. After having labour. In the year 1786, he began, through ed with fidelity for more than half a the influence of the divine Spirit, to century of years in the vineyard of reflect seriously on his past ungodly Christ, with little interruption from life. His views of spiritual things sickness, and none from indolence, he were for some time exceedingly er. was removed from this state of sor- roneous. Through the blindness of row, disease and death. He died la- his heart, he thought religion a mented by his professional brethren gloomy thing, though necessary to with whom he associated, whose con- salvation. He became, however, hdence he fully possessed ; and more more and more impressed with his especially by children whom he edu- own guilty, wretched state. After outed at public seminaries ; while his being agitated a considerable time



with those anxieties, fears, and dis deeply lamented his tressing convictions, which prepare thoughts, and his spiritual dulness. the way for the work of grace, he These inward struggles and afticbecame deeply sensible of his inex- tions led him to a more thorough accusable criminality, and of the per quaintance with his own depravity, fect righteousness of God in his con- and his dependence on infinite mer. demnation. After that his mind was cy. His own experience abundantelightened in the knowledge of ly taught him, that without Christ Christ, and his heart filled with peace he could do nothing. His habitual by an experimental discovery of gos. acknowledgment was ; " by the grace pel mercy. He manifested those new of God I am what I am." His out. views and attections, which are the ward deportment corresponded with fruit of regenerating grace. The bis inward frame. Says a judicious Bible appeared to him a new book, friend, who was intimately acquaintfull of light and glory in every part. ed with him ; "never did I know Those representations of God and di- the man who showed more of the tine objects, which once occasioned spirit of a Christian than he did ; gloomy and painful feelings, gave and as he approached nearer to the him the most pure and substantial heavenly world, the more holy and satisfaction. He loved religious re. heavenly he appeared.” A Christirement, and also greatly delighted tian, so exemplary and pious, must in public worship. That preaching, have been beloved and useful in life, which brings down the loftiness of and deserves to be lamented in death. man, and makes Christ all in all, best In this town, on the 13th inst. the suited the renewed temper of his Rev. SAMUEL STILLMAN, D.D. Pas. heart. Though for several years he tor of the First Baptist Church, in enjoyed much tranquillity and hea. 'the 70th year of his age, and the 431 venly delight in communion with of his ministry. We shall insert Goci his Saviour, he afterwards had some particulars respecting this emseasons of anxiety and doubt. He inent minister in our next Number.


Little rambler of the night
Little rambler of the night,

Blessed be this voice of thine!
Where and whence thy glowing light? He that cloth'd thy form in light
Is it form’d of evening dew,

Is thy God as well as mine!
Where and whence thy brilliant hue? Go enjoy in verdant fields,
Huk! methinks a voice replies, What his royal bounty yields ;
He that form'd the azure skies, Nip the leaf or taste the flower;
Great in least, and good to all, Sip in nature's roseate bower ;
Lord of man and insect small; Filling full the span that's given,
He it

that made this vest ; With the boons of gracious Hearn. Search, adore nor know the rest.

Amer. Museum.

TO CORRESPONDENTS. A review of Dr. Lathrop's fourth volume of sermons has been received, but is necessarily deferred till next month.

We have received a well written biographical sketch of the late Rer. Oaks Shaw, whose death we noticed in our last No. This sketch is highly bonorary to the ministerial character of the deceased. Its insertion is necessari. ly postponed for the present. An interview with the author is requested.

Canditus is just received, but is too late for this month.

Pastor's concluding number on the importance of a general association of Congregational ministers is received, and shall appear in our next. Those who feel concerned for the union and prosperity of our churches, we doubt not will read this excellent essay with interest, and we hope with conviction.

ERRATUM. In the Panoplist for January, page 373.—Thesis I. Read as follow's-- There are certain external works, &c. --which use, or are wont ( solent) sometimes to be freely done, &c.



No. 23.]

APRIL, 1807.

[No. 11. Vol. II.


For the Panoplist. REFLECTIONS ON THE LIFE OF MR. WILLIAM HOWARD. Messrs. Editors,

WHAT I here send you is means of awakening and contaken from a pamphlet, contain- vincing him, and of bringing him ing some remarkable passages to the saving knowledge of in the life of Mr. William How- Christ. In pointing out the exard, who died at North Ferriby,' cellence of his renewed characin the county of York, (Eng.) ter, Mr. Milner mentions, 1. His March 2, 1804, by Joseph Mil- uncommon religious joy. “WonNER, A. M. late master of the der, gratitude, and love were the grammar school of Kingston up- constant effusions of his soul, on Hull, and vicar of Trinity whenever he spoke of the Most church."

High. His language was a conHe first relates the remarka- tinued series of blessing and ble conversion of Mr. Howard, praise, and that not in a formal who was one of his parishioners. manner, but with spontaneous “ His conversion was very simi- ease and liberal dignity of mind.” lar to that of Col. Gardiner ; not 2. His godly fear. - Amidst the so striking in some circumstan- overflowings of his joy, he reces, but equally solid.” From tained a constant fear of sin. His the greatest profaneness, sensu- remembrance of what he had ality, and blasphemy, he was been, and still might be, if left to raised to the love and practice of himself, had an evident tendency Christian virtue and piety. The to temper his joy, and to preevents of divine providence, and serve all his affections in their especially the preaching and con- due equilibrium. 3. The strength versation of Mr. Milner, were and simplicity of his faith. 4. used by the Divine Spirit, as the His love. His affections were ev

er on the wing towards God, * Readers may not all know what equally lively and steady. He celebrity Mr. Milger has obtained by ardently loved the saints, and the excellent Church History, which he has lately published ; of which, it

even panted for the conversion is hoped, there will soon be an A of sinners. 5. Chastity. This is merican edition.

particularly mentioned, because No. 11. Vol. II.


u his soul had been the sink of moirs, and will own that nothuncleanness.” He had few ri- ing in the brilliant course of pubvals in impurity, whether in lic affairs deserves half the attenword or deed. But after his con- tion. version, no man was more pure, “Let'us state to our minds wbat chaste, sober, and decent in his is certain in these transactions. whole deportment. If he ever Here is an human being immersspoke of past scenes of folly, it ed in uncommon vice and profliwas in the language of the deep- gacy, even to the decline of life. est abhorrence and self humilia- The force of habit has strength tion. 6. Humility.

ened his passions in evil, by such In pointing out the defects of a constant and uncontrolled Mr. Howard's character, Mr. course of indulgence, that, huMilner shows the admirable can- manly speaking, his reformation dour and impartiality of his is to be despaired of; the powheart. This is a branch of biog- ers of conscience are, as it were, raphy too little attended to by obliterated, and nothing remains those, who write the lives of within him, that seems capable eminent Christians. " It seems of making the least head against to me useful,” says Mr. Milner, the abounding torrent of iniqui" to show the whole of the char- ty: yet is this man, without any acter; and as this is evidently the philosophical aids and reflecdivine method of procedure in tions, suddenly, as in a moment, the Scripture, all apology is su- from a state of extreme insenperseded.”

sibility, alarmed, awakened, Mr. Milner closes with a chap- changed in the whole bent of his ter of reflections, from which affections, solidly, and abidingly the following are extracted. altered in his whole deportment, They are such as we should ex. and lives all the remainder of pect from this-admired author. his days, a course of some years,

“ It is high time to ask a life of the most pious regard the reader, what he thinks of the to his Maker, of the strictest foregoing narrative, and to desire chastity and temperance towards him to reflect what is the most himself, and of the most genuine probable mode of accounting for charity towards all mankind. the extraordinary scenes which Thus far, plain matter of fact we have reviewed. Extraordi- lies before the reader. Had the nary it must be confessed they story been told of a person livare ; and, as a rational creature ing in China or Japan, it might was the subject of them, and have been said by some, with a they issued in a lasting moral al- sagacious sneer, that the writer teration of his principles and had taken care to draw his nar. conduct, any person who judges rative from a convenient disseriously of the importance of tance ; but the story. here subevents, and who feels with a pro- mitted to the reader's attention, per degree of regard for the lies within the compass of every good of the human species, will one's means of information. I overlook at once the political in- flatter myself its truth will not significance, both of the subject be disputed by any ; and should and of the author of these mer any really doubt of it, I can easi

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