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the word of salvation. Though we Elijah, a Franck, and many others suffer poverty, and are in want of all ' who have disinterestedly engaged in earthly comforts which we could have his service, and who hath made our enjoyed in our native country, yet we way thus far prosperous, that God are satisfied, if we perceive that our will surely sustain, and not forsake us. feeble endeavours are blessed from on Among the advantages which I high. We shall always rejoice, if we have enumerated is that of a body of can be instrumental of the extension native Christian brethren. Of their of the kingdom of Christ.”

importance, one instance may give To be continned.

you some idea. A poor husbandman, about forty years old, who can neither read nor write, about three years ago, came to us from above seventy

miles distance, and inquired about The following Extracts are from No.

the way of life. After a while he was XVI. of the Periodical Accounts rela

baptised and returned home. There, tive to the Baptist Missionary Socie

telling his artless story, of what he

telling his art ey, published May, 1807, from the

had * found,” two women were so Fournals of Messrs. Marshman,

wrought upon that they came all that Ward, and Mardon.

distance on foot to bear the gospel, Continued from page 283.

which, when they had done, they also

believed and were baptised. One of MR. MARSHMAN TO MR. FULLER.

them was his sister. Some time af. Aug. 28, 1805. ter a simple Mussulman heard the We feel the weight of respon. gospel from him, and imitated their sibility attached to our conduct. If example. Soon after a more respect. we were not to improve to the utmost able Hindoo, who could read and the advantages we possess for spread. write, heard the word from him, came ing the word, we should sin against to us, heard more, and after going God, against the poor heathen, home and weighing it, returned and against you, and against the religious took up his cross. This man's public. Situated in one of the best nephew, in a few months, followed his places perhaps in the world for a cen. example. Nor did the matter end tral missionary station ; favour grant here. Another poor husbandman ed us in the eyes of the government; heard from the first, and leaving all, the knowledge of several of the coun-. came to us, was baptised, and after try languages; the means (and trust working some months in our garden, I'may add the desire) of acquiring died, leaving a good report. Nor is the rest ; a printing press; a good this the utmost extent of this brothnumber of native brethren to carry er's usefulness. About three months the glad tidings abroad; a body or. ago he brought two more of his ganized, experienced in some degree, neighbours, who were baptised; and and animated I hope with one spirit we hear they both walk worthy of the -are these advantages given us for gospel. And even now there are our sakes? Are they not rather two with us from that part of the given for the sake of the poor heath country, inquiring the way of life, en, and of the cause of God? If Paul of neither of whom do we despair. said, Wo is me if I preach not the This simple man is our brother gospel ; surely we may say, Wo unto SheetARAM! us if we improve not these privileges A native brother or two can often for the same end! Should the relig- accompany a European brother even ious public ever withhold their support newly arrived; can catch the broken from us, (which while we do our duty accents from his lips, and explain we cannot believe they will) yet we them with a fervour and clearness feel ourselves obliged and inclined to that would surprise you: while the do the utmost in our power. Only mere presence of a European brother send us out helpers, faithful and be protects them from insult, and inloved, and in the strength of God ev. spires them with boldness. Nor are ery exertion shall be made on our they useless when sent alone. part. The God who supported an Though not so well calculated to

harangue a multitude, yet they can “On coming down this morning enter private circles, watch opportu. from Serampore, I requested the nities, and drop an effectual word, missionaries to send me a few speci. where we cannot be heard. They, mens of their labours, whether in the silent and unobserved, can penetrate a press or in manuscript, to be forwardbigotted city, stay two or three days ed to you by the packet which closes in a house, and, unsuspected, scatter this day. the precious sced; while only the ap “ They have sent me the following: pearance of one of us would create 1. Shanscrit. Two first gospels universal alarm. I say nothing of will be ready by the end of this year. the advantages they derive from their 2. Bengalee. This is a new and intimate knowledge of the ideas, hab- most admirable translation of the its, and prejudices of their country. whole scriptures. men. What I have said is quite 3. Mahratta. The four gospels enough to shew that it is our duty to are nrinted off avail ourselves of their assistance.

4. Orissa. A sheet from the It will however strike you, that

press not corrected. This work is in while they are thus employed in dis

great forwardness. seminating the good seed, they can

“ In manuscript : not be at home supporting their fami

5. Telinga. lies. A hundred rupees per month

6. Shanscrit Hindoostanee. (about 1501. per annum) would near

7. Delhi Hindoostanee. ly support ten of them, with their

8. Guzerattee. families, and a greater number of sin.

9. Persian. (Book of Psalms is gle brethren. And why should we finished.) stop at ten, or even at ten times ten ?

10. Shall we, after having begun to reap “Mr. Professor Lassar has sent the barvest of our toils, relax in our me three Chinese specimens, with a Jabours ? Shall we supinely suffer letter in the same language, the work such opportunities to slide away un- of his own head and hand. improved ? Yes, if the cry of perish- “ As the above little specimens ing millions is not to be heard ; if the

e are the hasty production of this mornreligious public be impoverished, and incr. I do not recommend them to se. wearied by what they have done al vere criticism. but Mr. Lassar is a ready ; and if the promises of God

thorough Chinese, and will do the

thor have lost their meaning : but if the

great work of translating the scrip. contrary of these be true, it is for us

tures into that language, if it pleases to abound in the work of the Lord,

God to spare his life five or six years. knowing that our labours will not be

He reads every thing in the language in vain in the Lord.

as readily as you do English, and writes it as rapidly.

“ The other manuscript specimens

are in a rough state, and not fit to be BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE 50. submitted to critical inspection. CIETY.

“ The Shanscrit and Chinese (ap.

parently the most difficult of access) Extract of a Letter from the Rev. Da. are discovered to be the most praca

vid Brown, Provost of the College ticable of all the languages yet underof Fort William, to the British and Foreign Bible Society. Dated Cal. « The first answers to Greek, as cutta, 13th Sept. 1806.

face answers to face in a glass. The

translation will be perfect, while it My Dear Sir,

will be almost verbal. A Shanscrit “I BELIEVE no plan for the diffu. edition of the gospels will be publishsion of true religion was ever formed, ed with the Greek on the opposite from the beginning of the world, that page, as soon as we can procure embraced so wide a scope, or met Greek types. You will find the verb with such general approbation, as that in the corresponding mood and tense, of the British and Foreign Bible So. the noun' and adjective in the corres. ciety.

ponding case and gender. The idiom

and government are the same : where the Greek is absolute, so is the Shan- Extract of a Letter from Capt. scrit; and in many instances the Stonehouse, to the same Society. primitives or roots are the same, Nov. 18, 1806. This will exhibit a curious phenomenon to the learned in Europe.

“It is impossible to give you an " While I am writing, Mr. Carey adequate description of the anxiety has sent to the college, for the Hon. that was manifested by the poor ourable Court of Directors, 40 copies Spaniards to get possession of a Tes. of his Shanscrit grammar, just pub. tament; many sought them with tears lished, containing 1014 pages in and earnest entreaties; and, although quarto.

I had nearly enough for them all, yet " I have given you the above infor- it was with difficulty they were paci. mation, my dear Sir, merely to con. fied, until they received from my vince you, that we are not indifferent hand the word of eternal life. Since to the cause in which you are engag- which I have witnessed the most ed. But for a more accurate and pleasing sight that ever my eyes be. satisfactory account you must wait beheld-nearly a thousand poor Spantill the end of the year, when the ish prisoners, sitting round the prison first report will be published. walls-doing what ? Reading the “I am, with sincere regard,

word of God, with an apparent eager. My dear Sir,

ness, that would have put many proMost truly yours.” fessing Christians to the blush !"

Literary and Philosophical Intelligence.


Bishop of London's Donation. The East India Company's Shipping. By bishop of London has transferred the official list recently published at twelve hundred pounds stock to the the India House, it appears that the master and fellows of Christ college, company have in their employ 58 Cambridge, and directed the interest regular ships abroad, from 800 to of it to be laid out annually in the pur1200 tons; 16 at home, and one re. chase of three gold medals, to be conpairing: 20 extra ships of 500 to tended for by the students of that col. 600 tons abroad; 9 proceeding to In- lege ; one of fifteen guineas, a prize dia, but not sailed; and 2 at home. for the best Latin dissertation on Total 106. The chartered tonnage some evidence of Christianity ; anothof which exceeds 150,000 tons; the er of 15 guineas, a prize for the bestEnnumber of sailors is near 10,000. glish composition on some moral pre

Breweries. Statement of the quan- cept of the gospel ; and one of 10 guitity of barrels of beer, denominated neas, a prize to the most distinct and porter, brewed in London by the 12 graceful reader in, and regular attend. principal houses, between the 5th ant at chapel; and the surplus, if any, July, 1806, and the 5th July, 1807 ;. to be laid out in books, and distribut.

ed by the master. His' lordship Meux ..... 170,879 was educated at this college, and cer. Barclay . . . . . . 166,600 tainly is its greatest living ornament; Hanbury . . . . . . 135,972 and in this mark of his regard for it, Brown and Parry - . 125,657 it is difficult to determine whether Whitbread . . . - . 104,251 the magnificence of his liberality, F. Calvert . . . . . 83,004

83,004 or the wisdom of its direction, is Combe ·

80,978 most to be admired. His liberality Goodwyn . .

72,580 has certainly insured an earlier atten. Elliot - -

47,388 tion than usual to the sublime subClowes - -

38,554 jects of these compositions, which J. Calvert · .

37,033 cannot fail to lay a solid foundation Hartford :

- - 33,283 for piety and religion. Its effects

upon the prosperity of the college . must soon be felt; such provocations

UNITED STATES. to moral and religious improvement must operate. The subjects will not Variation of the Magnetic Needle. be given out till October ; which, in this first instance, it is probable that The editors of the Panoplist are inthe bishop himself will propose. formed, that S. Dewitt, Esq, surveyor

Life Boat. On the 8th and 14th general of the state of New York, has July Capt. Manby made several es lately discovered, that the variation of periments with a life boat and appa- the magnetic needle is rapidly changratus, at Yarmouth, constructed un- ing in a direction contrary to that in der his own inspection, and which which it has heretofore moved. This not only overcomes supposed impos- is a singular and interesting phenomesibilities, but promises the most eg. non ; and we should be obliged to any sential service in saving the lives of of our philosophical correspondents to those unfortunate persons, who may favour us with their observations upon in future be involved in such dreadful it ; noticing the time when this resituations, as occurred to the crew of versed movement commenced, the the Snipe gun brig in that tremendous progress it has already made, the causgale of the 18th Feb. last, when on- es which have probably produced it, ly 18 out of 72 were saved. It is on and any other circumstances, which ly necessary to add, that Adm. Doug- may throw light on a subject of so las, and many officers of the navy, much importance. A communication also several merchants and gentlemen of this kind would be very acceptable resident there, were present, and ex. to the editors, and gratifying and usepressed themselves fully convinced of ful to the public. its services and great utility. [Panora.

List of New publications.

The Approved Minister. A ser. An Essay on the Life of George non preached October 28, 1807, at Washington, commander in chief of the ordination of the Rev. Enoch the American army through the rey. Pratt, to the pastoral care of the West olutionary war, and the first president Church and Society in Barnstable. of the United States. By Aaron Ban. By Thaddeus Mason Harris, Minis- croft, A. A. s. Pastor of a Congrega. ter of Dorchester. Boston. Lincoln tional Church in Worcester. 8vo. pp. & Edmands.

nearly 600. 2 dols. 50 cts. boards. A Thanksgiving Sermon, delivered Worcester. Isaiah Thomas, jun. before the Second Society in Plym- A Letter to Dr. David Ramsay, of outh, November 26, 1807 By Seth Charleston, S. C. respecting the er. Stetson, minister in that place. Bos. rors in Johnson's Dictionary, and oth. ton. Lincoln & Edmands.

er Lexicons. By Noah Webster, A Sermon, preached at Hatfield, Esq. 12mo. pp. 28. New Hayen. October 20, 1807, at the opening of Oliver Steele, & Co. 12 cts. Hatfield Bridge. By Joseph Lyman, Vol. VI. Part I. & II. of Rees' New D.D. pastor of the church in Hat Cyclopedia, or Dictionary of Arts field. Northampton. William But- and Sciences. Philadelphia. S. F. ler.

Bradford. Lemuel Blake, No. 1, A Sermon, preached July 22, 1807, Cornhill, agent in Boston. at the funeral of the Rev. Alexander A Sermon preached at Northamp. Macwhorter, D. D. senior pastor of ton before the Hampshire Missionary the Presbyterian church, in Newark, Society, at their annual meeting, Aug. New Jersey. By Edward D. Griffin, 27, 1807. By Rey, Samuel Taggart, A. m. surviving pastor of said church. A. M. Pastor of the Presbyterian New York. S. Gould.

church in Colrain, Northampton, W. Butler.

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