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dred thousand dollars. A taste for reading useful books will open many sources of pleasure to which money cannot of itself procure access. It will provide company in solitude, relaxation from care and fatigue, and a refuge from depression of spirits and despondency. It will tend, more strongly than any other mere temporal possession, to preserve from habits of idleness, dissipation, and intemperance; from the thousand evils which beset a man, who has no regular employment for his mind.

All the arguments, which have been urged heretofore in favor of the utility of reading, can now be urged with increased force. At no preceding period of the world has so much interesting knowledge existed; interesting, we mean, to all classes of men, from the prince to the peasant, interesting, as it relates to those great concerns in which all have an equal share;-to the progress of the Bible, the reformation of morals, the improvement of the temporal condition of the community, and the promulgation of the Gospel through the world. All these subjects are worthy of the constant attention of every person, who has arrived at years of discretion. They ought to compel the attention of every person, who has professed religion. No Christian has any excuse for being ignorant of the great things, which distinguish the present age. No Christian can remain thus ignorant, indeed, without great criminality, as well as great loss of comfort, of encouragement, and of powerful motives to beneficent actions. Let the careless and indolent Christian awake from his lethargy; let him regard things according to their real value; let him wipe off the reproach, which is cast upon his profession, by showing the world that he is in earnest; and then he will witness the blessed effects of union, perseverance, and enlightened zeal.

Boston, Dec. 1816.

INDEX

OF THE PRINCIPAL MATTERS CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

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256

338

lishing,

80

509

887

532

97

842

125

Cleveland

Academy, Union, address in behalf

239 Academy, Female, in Litchfield, Conn. account of a society in,

274 Address of the Editor to the public, Address from a native of India, Affliction, letter to those who har

recently suffered, Africa, Soutb, missionary stations in, Alexander, Emperor of Russia, his

preamble to the Holy League, 184 Algerine convert, memoir of,

545 Association of Massachusetts Proper, aldress and report of,

S70 Association, maternal, at Portland, address of,

279 Atonement, the meaning of the word,

as used in Scripture, Atonement, the efficacy of it, Bailey, Mrs. Abigail, memoirs of,

reviewed, Bapused ehildren, their religious edu. . cation,

501 Bean, the Rev. James, his advice to

a new married couple, reviewed, 69 Bethelsdorp, in Africa, revival at, 435 Bible Society, British and Foreign, extracts from the eleventh report of, respecting the formation of National Bible Societies,

86,234 Bible Society, general, in the U, S. hints and resolutions on,

90,123 Bible Society, American, constitution and managers of,

269 addres

ress of,' to the people of the U.S.

271 -notices of,

proceedings, in Boston, in favor of,

572 -Female, in Boston and its vicinity, annual report of,

243 Bible, the true mode of interpreting, 193 Bible, some make it a sort of lottery book,

109 Bombay, mission at,

131 - plans of Christian beneficenco at,

34 Brown, Miss Julia, memoir of,

337 Border, Rev. George, letter from, to Rev. Dr. Worcester,

421

Charitable Society in Worcester coun

ty, proceedings of, Children and youth, their religious education,

499 China, mission in, Christ, a practical illustration of his

divinity and alonement, Christian's consolation, review of, 130 Chronological Table for 1815,

568 Churches, primitive, organization of, 296 Churches and ministers, advantages of a union of,

415 Cleaveland, the Rev. John, memoirs

of, Congress, petition to, in reference to thie Sabbath,

513 Contribution, annual, proposal for, 544 Controversy, Unitarian, reviewed, 158 Consociation of churches, reasons in favor of,

489 Cuyler, Rev. Cornelius C, narrative of, 15 Depravily of man, total, Dialogue, entitled The Will,

260 Doctrives of grace, a practical illustra. tion of,

529 Donations for the support of missions,

77,137,237,280,332,378,425,474,519,558 Drinking, caution against promoting intemperance,

460 Duaterra, mention of,

514

531

477

vor Female, peport of, oreting, vicinity, anna mode of more of lotters

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496

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Fairbank, Rev. Drury, letter of, to the Lord's Day, communication on,
Editor,

468

popular excuses for travelling on, 7
Faithfulness, in the Christian minister, 340

report of the Middlesex Con-

rention for suppressing violations of 88
Ganjam, mission at,

391 Lord's supper, some account of the
Grout, Rev. Jonalban, extract of a

institution and import of it,

348
letter from,

243 Louisiana Bible Society, extracts from
report of,

376
· Habits, sinful, the danger of,

Marsden, Rev. Samuel, letter of, to
Hall, the Rev. Gordon, letter fron,

Gov. Macquarrie,

514
to the Rev. Dr. Worcester,

Marsh, Rev. Frederic, extract of a
to J. Hall, Esq.

letter from,

212
journal of,

Maternal association at Portland, 278
Heathen youth, their education in this

Memoirs of the Rev. John Cleaveland, 10
· country,

297,356 Mather, Rev. Cotton, D. D. extracts
Hint to Bible Societies,

froin Diary of,

369
Holmes, Rev. S. letter from, to the

Meigs, Rev.'B. C. letter from, 556
Editor',

83'

Messee, Abdool, short memoir of, 84
Holy League between European mon-

journal of,

178,263,319
archs,

letter of, to Mr. Corrie, 994
-remarks on it,

Minister's widnice to a newly married
Hopkins, the Rev. Daniel, D. D. lex-

couple, reviewed,

69
tracts from the sermon of the Rev.

Ministers, able and faithful, wantcd, 503
Mr. Emerson at the interment of

Ministry, Christian, the difficulties of, 405

Mission at Bombay, thoughts on va.
Inchiquin's letters, remarks on the

rious methods of advancing it,
review of, reviewed,

Mission to Virginia,

282
India, thoughts on educating Heathen

at Rangoon,
youth in,

Missionary Society, Massachusetts,
Indians, molives to their civilization

annual report of,

324
and conversion to the Christian reli-

donations to,

328
gion,
- sketch of a plan for their in-

Missionary Societies, Foreign, votices
of,

138
struction,
Installation of the Rer. Luther Hum-

Missionaries, American, letters from,

$19,552
phrey,

241

Missionaries, American, arrival of, at
William Gregg,

842

Colombo,
- Silas Pursous,

525
-John Field,

Mite Societies in Newark, N.J. 378

336
-Hooper Cumming,

95
mund

Narrative of the state of religion in
Intelligence, literary,

47,95,140

the Presbiterian obuioh,
Interpretation of Scripture, the mode

Newell, the Rev. Samuel, letter from,
Islands, Society, mission at,

to the Rev. Dr. Worcester,
521

· Newell, Rev. Samuel, letter from, to
James, Kev. Mr. speech of, before the Rev. Dr. Griffin,
Miss. Society,

New Bedford, revival of religion in, 934
Java, mission in,

389 Norfolk Bible Society, extract from
Jewish convert,

465

report of,
Jews, Female Society in Boston and

Northampton and the neighboring
vicinity, in reference to,

479 towns, Foreign Mission Society of, 576
Jones, Miss Clarissa, memoir of, 287 Nott, the Rev. Samuel, letter from,

N

31
Journal of Abdool Messee, 178,263,319,426
Jastification by faith, import and tone . Obituary notices, miscellaneous, 248,285
dency of the doctrine,
581

383,525

Obookiah, Henry,the Owhyhean, some
King, the Rev. Walter, obituary no-

account of

300
tice of,

extracts from his letters 358
Krall, Africaner's, notice of,

Observations on a proposition for in-
Lawrence, Miss Susan, obituary notice creasing the means of a theological

education at the University in Cam-
Letter to a Brother and Sister, S02

bridge,
Letter of Christian cousolation to Mrs. Obvious scnse, the true sense of Scrip-
McC.
462 ture,

194
Libraries, social, utility of,

148 Old Hundred, remark as to its author, 125
Lindsay, Kev. Henry, a letter of, 283 Orrlination of the Rev, Henry Blatch-
London Missionary Society, report ford,
of,
385,443 - Joseph Wait Curtis,

03
proceedings of,

997
Ralph Emerson,

382

118
150

471

of,

193

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Ordination of Rev. Salmon Giddings, 95
- William Gould,

936
derman Halsey,

336
-Roswell Hawks,

211
-Oliver Hayward,

94
-Isaac Jones,

242
-Jobu Langdon,

336
-Nathan Lord,

336
Joel Manu,

94
-Stephen Mason,

336
- leury Mills,

382
David M. Mitchell,

382
- Thaddeus Pomroy,

95
Richard Sluyter,

212
- Jalius Steele,

2 il
Herrey Talcott,

525
John Walker,

525
- Leonard Withington, 525
Osgool, Rev. Thadilens, letter from,
to the Rev. Dr. Morse,

396
Outein, His. Obituary notice of, 93
Pella, mission at,

439
Perseverance of saints in holiness, 534
Pinkerton, Kev. Robert, letter from, 524
Pious minister, acoount of the death ot, 107
Pliny, letter of, tu Trajan, '. 152
Pomare, King, letter from, to mis-
sionaries,

523
Porter, the Rer. Dr. Ebenezer, review
of his sermon at the ordination of

the Rev. Israel W. Putnam,
Pouglıkeepsie, revival of religion at, 13
Pratt, Rev. Josiah, extraci of a letter
from,

423
Prayer, acceptable, the Christian
grace requisite to,

103
Preacher, the magnitude of his work,
Prtuching, a dissertation on White-

143
Prentice, Rer. Charles, extract of a
letter from,

192
Primitive churches, the organization of, 296
Providence, affecting dispensation of, 1+5
Public, the editor's address to,
Quarterly Circular, first, of Prudential
Committee of American Board,

39
econd,

186
- third,

450

306

428

Revivals of religion, general notices of,

334,380,418,467
Roby, Mr. speech of,

409
Sabbath, the fourth command forbids
travelling on,

hints respecting ministers' trav.
elling on,

i 19
laws in Mass. respecting the
violations of, noticed,

-the custom of saili g on,
Schools, remarks on reformation in, 58
Scriptures, the roanner in which they

should be understood, " 103,249
Season, the late remarkable,
Seil-denial, import and duty of, 346
Seminary, missionary, at Gosport, 442
Seven churches of Asia, a leiter res.
pectirs,

"283
Simpkins, Mrs. 'Treasurer of the Cent

Institution, donations committed io, 79
Sarith, Rev.Ilenry, missionary labors
of,

511
Society Islands, mission at,

384
Speaking, evil, import and consequen-

ees of,
Spirit, Holy, his influence in regenera-
. tion,

289
Striking Pact,

274
Strong, Rev. Jonathan, D. D. memoir
of,

481
Superstitions, Hindou,

505
Tartars, Mongul, mission to,
Tennode, William, the Owhyhean, ...

some account of,
Theological Seminary, exercises at ex.

amination in,
Thom, the Rev. George, letter from
'to the Rev. Mr. Codman,

lo Dr. Swift of U. S. Nary, 569
Thonghts on 2 Timothy iv, 2, 497
Thueinen Dschirgalang, his letter to

Prince Alexander Galitzin, '
Tongue, its government,
Trinity, Hoły, a practical view of the

doctrine,
Union Academy, address in behalf of,

with a statement of its funds, 25.9.
Union among ministers and churches

desirable,
Unitarianism in America, review of

públications concerning, 153.c-recapita-
lation of our foriner review, 154.--exam-
ination of Mr. Channing's charge of
falsehood, 156.--of his charge of misquo-
tuţion, 173---specimens of Mr. Chan,
ning's misquotations, 177---examination of
Mr Channing's charge of calumny, 205
---vindication of the former Panoplist
Review, 204.-controversy between Dr.
Worcester and Mr. Channing, 210...
Dr. W's examination of the charge of
concealment, 21!--his examination of
the call for separation, 213---disenssions
concerning "another Gospel," 217---
Mr. Channing's rule of settling doctrines
218---the reason why Unitarians praise
each other, 220---various inaccuracies of

field's,

415

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Rangoon, mission at,

293
Regeneration, infuence of the spirit in, 289
-nature and althor ot,

532
Report of the Conuretient Missionary

Society,
Report of the Committee of the A-
Rerican Board,

441
Report of the Moral Society in Port-
land,

257
Review of the Rev. Dr. Porter's ser-

of remarks on the laws of Mas-
sachusetts' respecting the Sabbath, 20
of American Unitarianism, 153

(see Unitarianism ]
Revival of religion at Poughkeepsie, 13
Revivaly of religion, general notices

140,189,942

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Mr. Channing, 221--Dr. W's seeond Weld, the Rev. Ezra. A short memoir
letter, 222.- Mr. C's remarks upon it, of,
223---Dr. W's third letter, 224--the ob- West Indies, missionary stations in, 441
jection of mystery considered, 225... Whitefield, a dissertation on the preach.
miscellaneous topics, 26.--the layman's ing of,
pamphlet, 232---the President of Harvard Williams, widow Lucy, obituary notice
College, 232--- conclusion, 233.

of,

286
Wills, a dialogue on,

260
Vizagapatam, mission at,

391 Woodstock, North Parish, revival of
religion in,

580
Warren, Miss Elizabeth, obituary no-
tice of,

247 Year, editor's address to the publie
Watts, the Rev. Isaac, D. D. original - at the beginning of the,
letter from,

52 Youth, address to,

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We do not think it wise to bring before the public, in a prominent manner, the ques.
mion which Crito has discussed; certainly not in a religious magazine, at the present
time. Perhaps a well-written essay on the subject, composed with great care and de.
liberation, and with great solicitude to state the arguments of opponents fairly, might be
useful in a separate pamphlet.

The Comment on Prov. xxvi, 10-29, with remarks, contains many sensible and
jndicious observatiois; but it is rather too diffuse, aud some parts seem not well adapted
to the state of society in this country.

Obituary notices of Mrs. Nelsox, Mr. JANEs, and others, are necessarily deferred.

ERRATA.

In the account of the ordination of the Rev. David M. Mitchell, in our number for
August, p. 382, three mistakes occur; for John Belden, read Jonathan Belden; for
Richard Baily, read Kinh Bayley; and for Jovathan Ware, read Jonathan Ward. We
have been reioinded of these mistakes by two respected correspondeuts, for which we
thank them.

In our number for Septeinber, p. 409, line 14, from top, for little ease and premedi-
tation, read little care and preme:litation.

These errors of the press, and several others of less consequence, took place when the
Editor was absent.

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