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THE

PANOPLIST,

AND

MISSIONARY MAGAZINE,

FOR THE YEAR 1814.

VOL. X.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY SAMUEL T. ARMSTRONG,

No. 50, CORNHILL:
Of whom any or all of the preceding volumes may be had. Also of him may be held
a general assortment of Religious and Miscellaneous Publications. Dr.
Soott's Family Bible, at various prices, from $19.to $55 on hund.

1814.

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PREFACE.

It is generally the design of a preface to make the reader acquainted with something, which it will be useful for him to know, before he commences the perusal of the work itself. But this cannot be the design of a preface to a volume, which has been published and read before the preface was written. The Editors of periodical pubTications naturally fall into the habit of writing postcripts, though they are placed at the beginning of volumes, and usurp the name of prefaces. It will not be unprecedented, therefore, if we cast our eyes back for a moment, on the volume which is now closed, and which, as we are

willing to believe, has been read with candor by our patrons generally.

Though we could wish our pages had been more worthy of perusal, and though we are by no means blind to their imperfections, yet it is a consoling thought, that the tendency and the effect of the Panoplist, are, as our friends encourage us to hope, decidedly beneficial. There is the more reason for expressing this opinion of our work, as we could not be justified in publishing it, were its utility doubtful in our own view, and as a large proportion of the original matter is furnished by men, whose deliberate reflections are certainly entitled to an attentive consideration. On looking over the numbers, which compose this volume, as we have been obliged to do in compiling an index, the vast importance of a relig. jous magazine, conducted with even tolerable propriety, has been very deeply impressed on our mind.

One most cheering characteristic of the present times, is an enlarged and still increasing benevolence. Efforts to meliorate the condition of man are now made by a greater number of enlightened individuals, and on a

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ance to the world, that these efforts should not be slack. ened; that the zeal, which is now 'so happily excited, should not languish; and that the number of persons, who labor and pray for the prosperity of Zion, should be multiplied. Though these desirable results can only be secured by the divine blessing, yet it is to be received as an undoubted maxim, that this blessing is not to be expected, unless in the use of the means 'which God has kindly furnished, and which have often been honored with sure tokens of his approbation. Let the friends of the Redeemer see to it, then, that no vantage ground be abandoned; and that' no temporary 'inconvenience be suffered to impede the progress of that cause, the success of which is infinitely more valuable than any temporal interests.

These considerations should induce all publishers of religious works, and all writers in them, to look forward with a steady eye, and an unwavering faith, to that blessed consummation, when truth and virtue shall become triumphant on earth, and when the Lord Jesus 'shall be universally received as the Savior of sinners That we may act under the influence of these high and commanding motives, and that our readers' may be interested in the blessings of that covenant, which is ordered in all things and sure, is our earnest supplication to God.

Boston, December, 1814.

INDEX,

OF THE PRINCIPAL MATTERS CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

1

Abstract of religious intelligence, 523 Barlow, Joel, the barbarous diction
Address of the Editor to the public,

of his Columbiad accounted for, 24
Admonition, thoughts on;

125 -his bombast, 27—the obscurity
Advice of a father,

403 of his language, 28—some poetical
and reproof, inefficacy of, 164

passages of his work, 29_his the-
Africa, South, state of missions in, 563 ology, 31--the indignity offered by
Agra, mission at,

41 him to the cro88, 32—his theory of
Allen, Rev. William, correction of a the origin of the world, 67--the

trifling error in his biographical origin of religion, 69—bis metaphys.
dictionary,

255 ical abstraction, 71-his opiniou of
Alumni of Yale College, notice to, S92 Chinese history 72—his comparison
Americanisms, remarks concerning,

25

of Moses, Lycurgus, &c. ib.-his
American Board of Commissioner's views of the solar religion, 73-his
for Foreign Missions, fifth annual hostility to Revelation, ib. —his ex-
meeting of, 456—officers of, ib.-

clusion of all religion from his sys-
report of the Prudential Committee

tein, 77---his notion of a pacific Iliad,
of, 458-pecuniary accounts of, 477 79---his creed containing an infidel
American Missionaries, letters from, 181 cosmogony, 81---his method of prov-
intelligence from,

390

ing what cannot be proved, 86---his
memorial of, to Sir Evan version of David's psalms, notice of,
Nepean, dated Feb. 12, 1813, 470% ib.--. correction of an error respect-
Stcond memorial of, dated Feb. 18, ing this version,

311
1813, 471-third memorial of, dated Beecher, Rev. Lyman, review of his
Dec. 4, 1813, 504-fourth memo-

sermon,

178
rial of, dated Dec. 13, 1813, 464- Belcher, Governor, original letters
fifth memorial of, dated Dec. 20, from to President Edwards,

407,454
1813,
514 Belhury, mission at,

569
nemorials of, to Lord Min- Bible Society, British and Foreign,
to, Governor General of Bengal,

pecuniary accounts of, at the
dated Aug. 21, Oct. 17, and Nov.

ninth annual meeting, May,
18, 1812.

476

1813, 129---extracts from the
Ames, Hon. Fisher, his opinion of the

corresspondence of,

430
book of Deuteronomy,

84

Connecticut, abstract of the
Ancient Ecclesiastical documents, 320

fourth annual report of, 138
Anderson, Rev. Rufus, his life and

Philadelphia, abstract of the
character,

308
fifth annual report of,

135
Anecdote,

453

New Hampshire, abstract of
Antigua, missions of the United

the second annual report of, 137
Brethren at,

389

Vermont, abstract of the first
Appleton, Rev. Jesse, D. D. review

annual report of,

1.83
of his election sermon,

373

New Yoik, abstract of the
Ardent spirits, estimate of quantities

fourth annual report of, 184
consumed,

22

in the county of Middlesex,
Association, General, of Massachu-

Mass. formation and constitu-
· setts Proper, minutes of the pro-

tion of, 127-address of a
ceedings of,

316

committee of,
Atonement, inquiry respecting the

Norfolk, Vir. address and
word,

114
constitution of,

131

Auxiliary, of Newark and the
Baptist Missions in India, state of, at

Vicivity, (N. J.) formation of, 430
the close of 1811, 38-at the close

of Fredericksburg, (Vir.) for-
of 1812,

425
mation of,

431
Barbadoes, missions of the United

of Dublin, Ireland, Ladies'
Brethren at,

389
Auxiliary,

523

234

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