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upon, as well as simply to honour. tellect, until they have bestowed Combining these two meanings, more attention upon female eduif, indeed, they are to be viewed cation, and given the female mind as distinct, the honour to be given a fairer opportunity to expand and to the wife, will consist in a kind exhibit its powers. It would be and tender regard, a high degree doing injustice to the understandof esteem and value, and in a suit- ing and liberality of the apostle, able support, and proper assist (to say nothing of inspiration) to ance and protection. If properly suppose, that by comparing the to render these, is to give honour wife to a weak vessel, he meant to the wife; it will be easy to an- to indicate any thing more, than swer the next question:
the natural delicacy and tenderII. How does the weakness of ness of her corporeal frame, – the wife, impose an obligation up. Hence, on the husband, to give hier hon- 2. We may clearly see the reaour?
son, why the weakness of the wife, I observe in reply,
imposes an obligation upon the 1. By weakness is obviously husband, to give honour unto her, meant, not mental, but corporeal in the sense explained. The im. weakness. Mental weakness, tho' becility of her constitution, renif natural and unavoidable, it ders it highly incumbent upon her would be no reason why the wife partner, who is endued with supeshould be treated with contempt; rior strength and robustness of yet would hardly be a good rea- body, to treat her with peculiar son why she should receive hon- tenderness and affection, to cherour, in any sense. But, is it the ish and support her under her infact, that the mental powers of fe. firmities, to protect her fro . inmales, are weaker, than those of jury and abuse, and to see that his the other sex? This is a question, domesticks and children conduct which has been often debated, towards her with becoming respect and which the pride of man, who and submission. has generally had the controul of Something like the above, I take the pen and the press, has often to be the meaning of the apostolick decided in the affirmative. That injunction in the passage before us; there is a diversity in the intel- which I am happy to find confirmlectual powers of the differeut ed by the paraphrase of the excelsexes, may be granted; but it does lent Dr. Guise of London. "Take not from bence follow, that there care to associate, on all occasions, is an inequality between them. If | in a faithful and friendly manner, the female mind is not so well with your wives, and treat them adapted to the more dry and ab- with decency, kindness and good struse sciences of mathematicks, humour. Ye ought to pay high logick and metaphysicks; still it respect to the woman, who stands may be better adapted to polite in the nearest of all relations to literature and the fine arts. With- ' you, by delighting in her, consultout question, the genius of the ing her comfort and happiness, softer sex, is peculiarly suited to supporting her credit and authorexcel, in whatever requires re- ity in the family, providing honfinement of taste, fertility of ima- ourably for her, putting due congination, or sensibility of feeling. fidence in her, and never using Certainly, it does not become men her like a slave, but as a help-meet to boast of their superiority of in- of great importance to you, who
have your own infirmities to be der frame, may be more liable to borne with by her, though she, other infirmities.' being of a delicate, weak and ten
bid defiance to the law and gosA couple of desperadoes are pel. The names of these two ruftraversing our country and mak bians are Rum and BRANDY-and ing dreadful havoc of property and we might add WHISKEY for a lives, of old and young. They third, and all of these perfectly have already slain more of the in- innocent and good, if properly imhabitants than were slain in bat-proved., But the sin and guilt of tles, and perished in prison ships, all lie on the unfortunate victim during the American war; and at who ruins himself by them. the same time they have wasted more substance than would pay
THE SABBATH. the national debt. Their strength The profanation of the Sabbath, is invincible. Their method of says a late work of Mr. Davis, Seattack is to strike people on the licitor General of this Commonhead; then instantly to trip up wealth, has been punished by our their heels, pick their pockets, and English ancestors as an offence continue their blows on the head against God and religion, ever until they have quite beat out since the time of the Sason Kings; their brains. Though they infest and by the fathers of New-Engpublic houses chiefly, they are al- land, ever since the settlement of so at private closets of private the country. houses, in workshops of mechan- Perhaps there is no country icks, and the fields of farmers. In where the institutions of public some instances, whole families worship are better supported, imhave fallen victiins to these mur-proved for more rational purposes, derers; nay, whole towns have or where the good effects of them been ravaged and ruined by them. are more extensively or beneficial. One poor man hereabouts, that ly realized, than in New-England. had formerly been an industrious Yet, even here, there is much to thriving mechanick, has lately been regret, and much to be corrected. murdered by them in a manner Some of our citizens, whose contoo shocking to relate; and there dition in life renders their examare several others in the vicinity ple of importance to the communiwho have been lately attacked by ty, think themselves too wise to be them, robbed of their money, instructed or improved by a regusmitten on the brain pan, knocked lar attendance upon the public down, and in all respects so vio- worship of their Maker and conlently handled, that an alarming stant Benefactor. Others have stupor has succeeded, and they too much refinement to expect any are already brought to death's entertainment from the pulpit; that door. In a word, the country is is, they would attend public worin imminent danger from a couple ship, as they attend the theatre, of outlandish miscreants, who to be entertained and amused by mock at reason, trample upon the the performer. Indeed
one of precious rights of men, and equally | the greatest evils and follies of the
present day, is a disposition in
EXTRACT. the people to be dissatisfied with,
ON CONTROVERSY. and to quarrel with their Minister, "I ain sensible of the prejudice upon trilling occasions and for of many against controversy on trivial causes. This is a growing religious subjects. But is it posevil, and is in a greater or less sible, in all cases, to avoid it? degree, the parent of much need. What is controversy, properly less disaffection, animosity, and managed, but rational or argudemoralization, so unpardonablementative discussion of the suband even childish in a Christian jects of religion?—Heat and percommunity.
Bos. Tel. sonal invective, in such disquisi
tions, are both impertinent and A VOICE FROM THE FIRE ! hurtful. But a cool discussion of An account has been published the doctrines of religion, on the of a shoemaker's shop being lately I ground of reason and revelation, burnt at Sangus, and two broth- lis, undoubtedly, one of the best ers, drunk at the time, perishing means of investigating truth, of in the flames. A Boston paper diffusing the knowledge of it, and of Nov. 26, says, “we received of obtaining and giving satisfaction from the mouth of a gentleman of) with regard to the difficultics respectability, the fact that the which attend many moral and reevening before this horrible event, ligious subjects. —To point out one of them bought a pint of rum the inconsistency and absurdity from a neighbouring trader, and of an erroneous system, and even assured him that he would pay to set them in the most glaring him by 10 o'clock the next morning, light, is not at all inconsistent if he had to rake hell for the money with this mode of discussion." 6. The wicked shall not live out
DR. EDWARDS. half his days."
SUMMARY. Revivals.--"A very pleasing in the two last years, has been attention religion now esists in from 70 to 80.-Recent intellithe society under the pastoral care gence from Ceylon furnishes a of Rev. Mr. Parker, of London - pleasing account of special attenderry, N. H.”—“ The revival in tion to religion at all the missionEaston, Mass. already numbers as ary stations on that island. - This its fruits no less than seventy indi- attention began in January, 1824. viduals.” Twenty-three individ- The subjects of the work are prinuals have recently been admitted cipally the children in the charityto the Branch Church in Salem, schools, under the care of the Mass. The revival there is said | missionaries.
to be still very interesting is the American Education Society:
Congregational Church in Town- The Treasurer of this Society resend, vt. bas been favoured with ceived 8313 17 in November, and a revival of religion. The whole ( 8219 41 in December last. number of hopefal converts, with- The Young Men's Education
Society of Boston, since its insti- saw, at which they support two tution in 1819, has remitted to ordained missionaries, and nine the treasury of the American Edu- teachers, farmers and other assiscation Society, the sum of 84398. tants-five stations on the Sand
Board of Foreign Missions.- wich Islands, at which they supThe receipts of the treasury in port five ordained missionaries, November, were 83208 48, and in three licensed preachers, and sixDecember, $3828 20, besides leg- teen assistants of various kinds acies to the permanent fund, dona- at Malta and PALESTINE, six ortions in clothing, &c.
dained missionaries, and three feAmerican Tract Society.-The males in South-AMERICA, two receipts of the treasury of this licensed preachers, as exploring Society, the last year, missionaries. Total, 33 stations81020 97. The number of Tracts 30 ordained missionaries_8 other printed since the 1st of May last, preachers—and 100 teachers, prinexceeds 600,000.—There is a pro. ters, farmers, &c.—in all, 138 perposition before this Society to re- sons, besides their children, and move the centre of its operations the children of the heathen mainto the city of New York.
tained at the schools. Missions among the Heathen. The Society for propagating the The American Board of Missions gospel among Indians and others have three stations in Bombay and in N. America, held its 37th anthe vicinity; at which they sup- niversary in Boston on the 4th port four ordained missionaries, Nov. Sermon by Rev. Mr. Gile, one printer, and four female assist of Milton. The collection was ants-five stations on the island of 8163 54. During the last year Ceylon, at which they support six 11 missionaries were employed in ordained missionaries, three native Maine, whose terms of service preachers, one native medical as- amounted in the aggregate to 18 sistant, and seven female assist months. Besides this, 860 were ants--seven stutions among the granted for the Isle of Shoals, &c. CHEROKEES, at which they support and for the purchase of books. four ordained missionaries, eight From the Alford fund (which teachers, and twenty farmers, me- amounts to $9000) $920 were apchanicks and female assistants—propriated last year to schools and nine stations among the Choe- churches, among the Indians and TAws, at which they support three coloured people of Massachusetts ordained missionaries, twelve and other States. The capital of teachers, and twenty-two physic- the Society, including the Alford ians, farmers, mechanicks and fe- fund, is more than $25,000. — male assistants—one station among Rev. Abial Holmes, D. D. of Camthe CHEROKEES OF THE Arkan-bridge, is Secretary.
ORDINATIONS AND INSTALLATION.
1824. December 1. Ordained, Rev. West Parish. Sermon by Rev. Justin CHARLES Wilcox, as Pastor of the new Edwards, of Andover. Congregational Church in Hartford, 1824. December 8. Ordained, Rev. Con. Sermon by Rev. Dr. Spring, from CHARLES WENTWORTH UPHAN, as AssoIsai. iii. 10-16.
cirte Pastor with the Rev. Dr, Prince, 1824. December 1. lastalled, Rev. over the first Con. Church in Salem, Ina INGRAHAM, as Colleague Pastor with Mass. Sermon by Rev. Dr. Kirkland, the Rev. Jonathan Allen, of Bradford, I from Titus ii, 14.
1824. December 8. Ordaineil, Rev. JOSEPH M. BREWSTER, as Pastor of the JACOB C. Goss, as Pastor of the Con. Con. Church in Peru, Mass Sermon Church in Topsbam Maine. Sermon by by Rev Mr. Pomeroy, of Worthington, Rev. Dr. Allen, from Isai. lii. 7.
from John vii. 18. 18:24. December 29. Ordained, Rev.
In some poor hovel, pressing to their (From the monthly Anthology )
breasts Harl Winter! sulien monarch, dark Their little ones, to save them from the with clouds,
cold Thron'd on bleak wastes, and fierce and Oh think what aching hearts ye might cold with storms;
relieve! Welco:ne thy blasting cold and treasur'd What brooding sorrows ye might cheer! snow!
What tears Thy raving, reading winds do but com- of friendless, naked, moaning poverty pose
Ye might wipe off with lenient sympathy. My soul; and midst thy gloom, my heart Oh, winter. I can bear thy howling Smiles like the op'ning spring. Thy
storms. long, drear nights,
Rise but a few more suns, and all thy Winter, I bail. The cold, receding sun blasts I love to follow to the cloudy west Will soften Yon waste fields will smile And see thy iwi ight deepen into gloom
in green; Of thickest darkness. Round my cheer. The branches swell with infant buds ; the
groves How t enjoy the glistning eye, and Resound with nature's melody. But xır, smile,
MY KIN, lies desolate. A wint'ry blast And burning cheek and pratile innocent, Has chill'd bis heart, frozen the circling of my dear little ones, and when they blood sink,
of sympathy, and blighted the secret With heavy eyes, into the arms of sleep, fruits Peaceful and smiling still, and breathing of love. How bleak and waste? sott;
vain the sun How pleasant glide the hours, in con. Of Righteousness sheds bright and bealverse pure,
ing beams. With her, whom first I lov'd; who long In vain does He, who died on Oalvary, bás crown'd
Extend his hands, bleeding with wounds My joys, and sooth'd me with her gentle of love. voice,
Man stil) is cold and wint'ry; still is hard, Under a load of sorrows; who has felt And melts not into mercy. This vaio The pow'r of truth divine; and from world whose lips
Is colder than the Nortt.ern skies. But I catch the peace and love of saints in
Looks o'er the icy mountains, looks beVain world! We envy not your joys. We yond hear
The wint'ry clouds, and sees unfading Your ratt'ling chariot: wheels, and weep
of Paradise, sees peaceful streams of We weep, that souls immortal can find joy, joy
And warm effulgence of the God of In forcing laughter, dissipating thought,
LOVE. In the loose stage, the frisking dunce, And hark! A gentle voice now calls,
"A ise And forms and ornaments of polish'd life, and come away. The winter's past and In heartless, hypocritick show of love,
gone ; lo giddy nonsense, in contempt of truth, The Powers appear; the birds with Which elevates the soul, and swells the transport hail heart
The spring. The turtle's plaintive voice Withi bope of holy bliss. We mourn your
is heard ; waste
The fig-tree bends with figs. The fra. Of mind, of strength, of wealth. Think, grant vine thoughtless world,
Presents the tender grape, Arise and How many fatherless and widows pine In want. How many shiver in the storm, Millennial happiness, the reign of peac Over a dying flame, how many cow'r,
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