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Rev. Nathan Perkins for Hartford shall be exhibited shall judge to be North Association, the Rev. Wil regular, and nothing appearing in liam Robinson for Hartford South, his conversation or deportment iathe Rev. Benjanin Trumbull D. D. consistent with such testimonials, for New-Haven Welt, the Rev. he may be received to ministerial Samuel Eells for New-Haven East, communion, and be occasionally the Rev. Joseph Strong for New. introduced to our pulpits. London, the Rev. Isaac Lewis 2. But when any foreigner, as D. D. for Fairfield West, the Rev. above described, shall manifest a David Ely for Fairfield East, the desire to reside among us, to supRev. Moses C. Welch forWindo ply any vacancy, or to be considham Welt, the Rev. Andrew Lee ered as a probationer for settlefor Windham east, the Rev. Sam meni ; previous to his being thus uel J. Mills for Litchfield North, employed, he fhall make applicathe Rev. Dan Huntington for Litch-tion, to the committee of the Assofield South, the Rev. John Devociation of the district, exhibit his tion for Mildlesex, and the Rev. credentials, submit to their examNathan Williams D. for Tolland ination in orthodoxy and literature, Association.

and obtain their written approba.

tion, to continue in force till the THE Rev. Messrs. John Smal-next meeting of the Asociation, ley, Levi Hart and Samuel Blatch provided that his conduct in the ford were appointed Delegates from mean time comport with the min. the General Affociation to the litterial character, General Affembly of the Prilby 3. At the next meeting of the terian Church.

Association he shall present himself The Rev. Isaac Lewis D. D. and obtain a ratification of the do. was chosen the second preacher on ings of their committee, by exhibthe evidences of Christianity, the iting his credentials, and submit. evening preceding the next com- ting himself as before directed. mencement at New Haven.

4. Previous to the settlement of The Rev. Ammi R. Robbins was such an onein any of our churches, chosen to preach the Concio ad cle- he shall reside at least a year in the

vicinity or have been the fame time

under the direction of some eccleTHE following plan of con faftical body in connection with duct to be observed towards preach us, and pass through the usual trial ers from foreign parts, coming to by an ordaining council. this state, was approved and adop. ted. 1. When any foreigner of un

ANECDOTES. known character shall arrive among us, appearing in the capacity of a AVID HUME observed, gospel minister, on his exhibiting that all the devout persons teftimonials from some proper pub- he had ever met with were melanJic body, or from fome person or choly. On this Bishop Horne repersons of good reputation of his marked ; This might very probbeing qualified, and that he has ably be ; for in the firit place, it is been introduced into the ministry most likely that he saw very few, in such a manner as the person or his friends and acquaintance being persons to whom the testimonials ! of another fort ; and, secondly,


the sight of him would make a de Dreadful thought of endless woe! vout man melancholy at any time. All aghast my soul Links down,

Trembling o'er the pit below,

And at th' Almighty's frown. LYSIMACHUS, king of Thrace, for extreme thirst, offered his king

3. Is there no escape for me?

Is wrath my certain doom? dom to the Getæ, to quench it.

God Almighty, must I be His exclamation when he had

Chain'd down in endless gloom? drunk is wonderfully striking.- Can no grace from thec descend ! " Ah wretched me ! who for such Are my sins too great to hide ? a momentary gratification, have Pardon, Lord, and mercy fend,

For Christ thy Son bath di’d. Jolt so great a kingdom !” How applicable this to the case of him, 4. Jesus, to thy grace I Nee, who, for the momentary, pleasures Boundless mercy fhow to me,

May I in thee believe! of fin, parts with the kingdom of

Blek Lord! my fuit receive. Heaven.

Blessing, honor, glory, praise,

To the triune God above s THE learned Grotius, at the Loud hosannas I will raise close of life, had such a deep sense

To his redeeming love. of the importance of consulting

The good Sbepherd. the glory of God at all times, and of the comparative infignificance | T The joy of the contrite in bcare,

, of all pursuits of a worldly nature, For closer communion they pinc, that he exclaimed-Prob vitam Still, fill to refide where thou art. perdidi, nihil operose agendo ! I The pasture, Oh! when shall we find, have spent my life in laboriously Where all who their Shepherd obey, doing nothing !

Are fed on thy bosom reclin'd,

And skreen'd from the heat of the day. Ah ! fhew us that happiest place,

That place of thy people's abode, HYMNS.

Where saints in an ecstacy gaze,

And hang on a crucify'd God. Tbe difiressed Sinner finding reft in Cbrifi. Thy love for loft finners declare, 10

MY wounded pained heart, 'Thy passion and death on the tree,
pangs my spirit seize,

Our spirits to Calvary bear,
Dreadful anguish rending smart,

To suffer and triumph with Thee. O give me, give me cafe! Guilt a restless fury burns

"Tis there with the Lambs of thy flock, Waking hell within my breast

There only we'd covet to rest,

To lie at the foot of the rock,
Horrors freeze my soul by turns
Depriving me of rest.

Or rise to be hid in thy breast. 2. God now fees what I have been,

'Tis there we would always abide, His justice ever saw

And never a moment depart; All within me guilt and fin,

Conceal'd in the cleft of thy fide, Behind a faming law.

Eternally held in thy heart.

THE History of the Moravians will be inserted in the two nexi numbers.

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A concife history of the Moravi tongue. In 861, Cyril and Me

Ans, or Unitas FRATRUM, of 1 hodius, two Greek bishops, well their settlement in the American versed in the Sclavonian language, States ; and of their real, per. | visited Moravia, and were inftru. feverance, and success, in propa. mental of converting Swataplux, gating the gospel.

king of the Moravians, and his HE history of the Moravi- subjects, to the Chriftian faith.

ans is so new and singular, ! They also converted the Bohemia their persecucions and sufferings for ans about the same time. It hence the gospel's fake have been fo appears, that these countries were great, and their zeal, perseverance christianized by means of the eafu and success in propagating it, in tern churches, and were initiated Heathen countries, so rare and an into the Christian religion, accord. poftolical, that it is imagined, it ing to the doctrines and ceremonies cannot fail of being highly interest of the Greek church The bih ing, inftractive and entertaining to ops of Rome, at an early period, all pious readers.

began their antiscriptural impofie The Moravians claim their reli- tions on the Bohemian and Moram gion from the apostles; especially vian churches, and persecuted them from the apostle Paul, and from with great heat and cruelty. Otho, Titos, one or both of whom they the Roman Emperor, having con. imagine preached in Illyricum and quered Bohemia, in 940, by tha Dalinatia.* These were provin- express order of the pope, enjoinces of Sclavonia, in which Mora- ed the Roman liturgy in Latin.-via and Bohenud were included, This was extremely disagreeable In the fourth century, Jerome, and offensive to the Bohemians who was born at Strido, a city of and from that time there commen. Illyricum, with a view to advance ced a severe contest between them, the progress of the gospel, in his and the Roman pontiff : The latown coatsy, is said to have trans ter constantly imposing and infiftlated the bible into his own mother ing upon the Romila mode of wore

ship, and the former as ob{tinately • Rom. xv. 19. and 2 Tim. iv. 10.

and firmly resisting his impositions Vol. I. No. 2.


The pope attempted to impose ce he was made rector of the univera libacy on the clergy of Bohemia ; fity. Two years after, Pope John and to that succeeded the doctrine published indulgencies to be distriof transubstantiation. Both were buted to all people, who would oppofed with as much zeal and ob take up arms in behalf of the Ro. Itinacy as they were enjoined. mish church, against the King of

When Charles IV, Emperor of Naples. The Bohemians burned the Romans, was about founding the bulls of the pope, and the let. the university of Prague, in the ters of the prelates, which accomyear 1361, he invited and con- panied them, in the public market vened may German, French and place. The pope was so exasperItalian masters and doctors. These ated with the Bohemians, that he having been accustomed to receive fummoned Huss to Rome, and by only one of the elements in the sa an ediet, prohibited divine worcramental supper, vehemently in thip, and the celebration of the Gifted that the cup should not be re- Lord's fupper, at Prague. Upceived in the holy communion on this Huss withdrew from the The Bohemians as warmly main university and city, and itinerated, tained the duty of communicating preaching from town to towe, in the cup. John Milicius, canon through the kingdom. At length of Prague, and his successor, Mat- he was summoned to Constance, thias Janorius, who was confeffor whither he and Jerome went unto Charles IV. were both" very der the safe conduct of the Empezealous affertors of the commun- ror Sigismond. But notwithltare ion in both the elements. For this ding the Emperor's letter, they reason they were both banished the were, contrary to all good faith, kingdom.

both of them condemned to the About this time, the Bohemians flames. John Huss was burned on began, with their whole strength, the 6th of July 1415, and Jerome to oppose the impofitions of the suffered martyrdom on the 30th of Romilh church. John Hufs in May the succeeding year. This particular, who was profeffor of exceedingly inflamed the Bohemithe university at Prague, in a very ans and Moravians, both nobles bold and explicit manner, exclaim and commonalty, against the poped against the numerous errors and ith party. The rage of the people impofitions of the Romith church arofe to such an height, in 1419, In the year 1400, he was greatly that the governor and twelve lenastrengthened and animated by the tors were thrown out at the winwritings of Jobo Wickliff, the first dows: of the council house, and of the English reformers. There fell on the points of the spears of were handed to him, from Eng- the armed men. Soon after war land, by one Peter Payne, an was proclaimed by the Papists, a. Englishman. Some of these he gainst the Hussites, as they were translated into the Bohemian lan-then called. After the council of guage. He encouraged Jerome, Bafil, the protelting Bohemians unof Prague, to oppose the errors of happily divided among themselves, popery with the fame zeal and firm and formed into two parties, oppaness, in the schools, with which fing each o:her with great bitter. he combated them in the church. nefs and animosity. party This procured him great applause demanded the use of the cup only among the people, and in 1409, I in the holy supper, and were cal

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