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of their converts—which might be are no doubt many things which profitably communicated. Again; might be gathered up from our lothere are facts respecting the erec- cal religious histories, which if jution of houses of worship--the diciously recorded might be genepraise-worthy example of a poor rally beneficial. Thus one church people ; or the lasting feuds of a or people might profit by the experich people, divided on a question rience of another. They would of location ; or the impolitic cathol- all contribute to a sort of common icism of a diversity of sects, build- stock of experience from which each ing a joint-stock house of worship, might draw supplies of practical wisto end in greater discord. But we dom. need not extend these hints. There
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL INTELLIGENCE.
Henry's Exposilion.-We have just The Works of President Edwards, received the fifth volume (being the with a new Memoir of his Life, by the first of the New Testament) of this val. Rev. S. E. Dwight, of New-Haven, uable work. The intrinsic excellence will be published the next summer. of this work has been too long known, This edition will coinprise all that has and too highly appreciated, to need re- been contained in any former edition, commendation. We rejoice that it is together with several published papers presented to the public in a form which not hitherto incorporated with his will insure it a more extended circula- Works, and a number of valuable MSS. tion. The mechanical execution of the never before published.
They will volume is such as to do honor to the comprise ten volumes octavo. publishers, Messrs. Towar & Hogan, of Philadelphia.
The American Pastor's Journal.
The Rev. Austin Dickinson, of NewRev. Carlos Wilcor.-Proposals have York, proposes to commence a new Pebeen issued at lartford, to publish, riodical, of original plan and character, « Remains of the Rev. Carlos Wilcox, as soon as adequate pledges of supplies with a Memoir of his Life,” The vol- shall be obtained. The work to bear ume will contain a Biographical sketch the following title, or something simiof the author; the first book of the Age lar, viz : of Benevolence, with some extracts
The American Pastor's Journal : or from the unfinished books; a Poem, before the Phi Beta Kappa Society ;
Original Sketches of real Characters,
Conversations, and striking Facts.and fifteen or twenty of his select Sermons; the whole comprising from 400
Furnished chiefly by CLERGYMEN. to 450 pages, octavo.
The following sketch of topics to be
embraced, inay serve to illustrate the Sermons of Dr. Payson.- The friends plan: of this lamented divine propose to pub- 1. Instances of very carly piety. 2. Jish a series of his discourses, with a Striking results of parental faithfulness, sketch of his life and character.
or unfaithfulness; of filial respect or
disrespect. 3. Cases of individuals Occasional Sermons, by Dr. Beecher, raised from deep obscurity, or wickedin one vol. 8vo. of about 350 pages, are ness, to eminent usefulness. 4. Reproposed to be published in January markable cases of conviction. 5. Canext. The proposals announce, that ses of great hardness of heart, from reto those which have recently appeared sisting convictions. 6. Striking cases before the public, will be added others, of submission and conversion to God. written and published by the author in 7. Cases of awful relapse into sin. 8. the earlier stage of his ministry. Cases of strong temptation and trial.
9. Cases of strong faith and confidence Clerks of Churches, Stewards of Me. in God. 10. Peculiarly manifest inter- thodist Conferences, and others who positions of Providence, in mercy or feel an interest in the undertaking, to judgment. 11. Instances of the wrath communicate to him in the month of of man being made to praise God. 12. January, 1828, correct information as Cases illustrative of the influence of above, respecting the Churches with piety on the intellectual powers. 13. which they are connected. Instances of extraordinary beneficence The information received will be plaor covetousness. 14. Death bed scenes, ced in the form of a schedule or table, of the Christian, the backslider, the in- for easy reference; and it is supposed fidel, the universalist, the profane man, the whole of New England may be thus or the worldling.
brought into a pamphlet of 100 paThe Editor deems that the existence ges. of such a Periodical may be the means The following abbreviations will be of leading Clergymen, in their pastoral used: 0. C. Orthodox Congregationintercourse, to be more observant of alist. U. Unitarian. B. Baptist. M. character, more discriminating in their Methodist. E. Episcopalian. Uni. Uni. views of human nature, and more dis- versalist. F. B. Free Will Baptist. posed to record and rescue from oblivi. C. Christyan. R. C. Roman Catholic. on striking conversation and facts. d. dismissed. dec. deceased. t. to. f.
from. Ecclesiastical Register of New Eng. The compiler supposes that the land.—Henry Davidson, Esq. P. M. of greatest prosperity of our churches has Waldo, Me. is collecting materials for been since he year 1810, and that it a Register of the Churches and Minis- would be interesting to compare that ters of the religious denominations, in period with the present. the New England States. The Register is intended to contain correct infor. Library of Useful Knowledge.mation on each of the following parti. We have received the first numbers of culars :
a London Periodical bearing this title. 1. Date of the organization of each It is conducted by a society of genile. church of every denomination, distin- men of high respectability for their guishing them from each other by ap- learning, and rank in public life. The propriate letters.
object of the society is to impart useful 2. Names of the first and of each information to all classes of the commu. succeeding settled minister in each nity, particularly to such as are unable church, with the date of their ordina- to avail themselves of experienced tion or installation.
teachers, or may prefer learning by 3. Date of the dismission or death of themselves: and for this purpose the such ministers, distinguishing the for- subjects are stripped of many techni. mer from the latter, and adding the age calities, and are exhibited in a simpliof those who continued in their pasto. city of style, and familiarity of illustraral office till their decease.
tion, which brings them within the 4. Dates of the revivals which have comprehension of youth, and others of occurred, and number of converts add- limited education. The plan of the ed to each church in consequence. work embraces between two and three
5. No. of members of each church in hundred numbers; and on the following 1810.
subjects: Natural, Intellectual, Ethic6. No. of members of each church, al, and Political Philosophy; the HisJanuary 1, 1828.
tory of Science, of Art, of Nations, and 7. Name of the College where each of Individuals. Under the first of these minister received his college education. subjects are included the various
8. In cases where ministers have branches of the Mathematics, the Nabeen re-settled, the names of the towns tural Sciences, and their applications will be added, with the time of their to the business of life. Each treatise re-settlement, if known.
consists of thirty-two closely printed The compiler is aware that there are
octavo pages, with neat engravings on difficulties in the way of obtaining full wood, and tables. They are issued at and complete information on alĩ the London on the first and fifteenth of particulars stated above, and he ear- each month, and furnished in this counnestly requests Ministers of the Gospel, try by the earliest arrivals, at twelve
and a half cents per number. We think magnitude, is particularly interesting, that to those who do not enjoy the ad- and should serve as an encouragement vantages of a liberal education the work to those who may be originating a simwill be highly useful in exciting a de- ilar institution, even upon ever so small sire, and in furnishing matter for much a scale. It was commenced under the profitable study and reflection; while reign of King John of France, and duit will not be wholly unprofitable to ring his life did not exceed ten volumes men of science.
-six volumes on profane literature,
and four on religion. His son, Charles High School at N. Haven.- The Rev. V. increased it to upwards of nine hunS. E. Dwight, and his brother, Mr. H. dred volumes, which at that time, (when E. Dwight, propose to open a School on printing was not yet known, and books the plan of the one at Northampton, of course very scarce,) was considered the ensuing spring. They have pur- a niost extensive library. After the chased, for the purpose, the spacious death of Charles V. about the year building, which was erected a few 1430, the books were taken away and years since in this city, for a Steam dispersed through the different counBoat Hotel. The situation is health- tries; the greatest part of them were ful and pleasant.
bought by the then Duke of Bedford,
and brought to England. Louis IX. The Rev. Dr. Janeway has declined however, collected as many of the the appointment of Professor of Thcol- books as he could, and brought them ogy in the New Theological Seminary back again to Paris. About this period at Alleghany-town, to which he was the art of printing was discovered, which invited by the last General Assembly. enabled the king of France to increase Temporary instructors have been pro rapidly this favorite national institution. vided by the Board, until they can be A decree was then published, obliging regularly appointed.
every bookseller who should publish
any work, in any part of the kingdom A Theological Seminary has been re- of France, to send a copy of it on vel. cently established at Columbus by the lum, to be deposited in the “Royal LiSynod of Ohio, and is to go into ope- brary." Charles VIII. after the conration in October, 1828. The Rev. quest of Naples, transferred to Paris James Hoge has been appointed Pro- the library of that city. Louis XI. ad. fessor.
ded the library of Petrarch. Francis
I. procured many valuable Greek manThe Royal Library at Paris is the uscripts. The celebrated Cardinal most extensive and valuable in the Fleury sent several learned men into world. The building is of immense Greece and Asia, to collect, at any exextent -an oblong square with a court pense, every thing valuable in the way yard in the centre. "It consists of two of literature. In the reign of Louis Hoors, divided into suites of spacious XIII. it consisted, in printed books and apartments, in which the books are clas- manuscripts, of sixteen thousand eight sified according to the different branch. hundred volumes. Under Louis XIV. es of Literature or Science to which (1684) it amounted to fifty thousand they belong. The principal divisions three hundred volumes, and so rapid are-1st, the Printed Books ; 2d, the has been the increase since, that it now Manuscripts ; 3d, Engravings; 4th, the ranks, beyond all coinparison, the first Medals and Antiques of d'fferent ages, and greatest library in the world, conand from all nations. In this library sisting of the following prodigious numare to be found the best works that have ber of volumes : ever appeared upon every possible sub
Five thousand volumes of engravject, and in every known language, liv- ings; ing or dead, ancient and modern. It Seventy-two thousand volumes of has been the work of ages; one upon manuscripts; and which the French nation justly prides Eight hundred thousand volumes of itself, and upon which the kings of printed books. France for generations have spared no Besides the richest collection of Me. expense in procuring the richest and dals and Antiquities in existence. most valuable collections from every It has been justly observed, that on part of the world. The history of its looking through this great depot of litorigin, and rise to its present enormous erature, one cannot help feeling astonished at the fertility of the human mind, thousand volumes consist of foreign which has been able to produce such a languages, ancient literature, and the multitude of ideas as are contained in correspondence of eminent individuals; the piles of ponderous volumes which amongst them are some letters from the eye surveys, without being able to Henry VIII. King of England, in bis reach the end.
own hand writing, (a very bad band be The saloons are in succession, and wrote ;) letters from Henry IV. of open wide into each other. In the cen- France; the manuscripts of Telematre of one saloon is a miniature of the chus in the hand writing of Fenelon; classic mount “ Parnassus," beautifully an ancient manuscript of Homer; and executed by the artist Finton. It rep- Petrarch's manuscript of Virgil. resents a round rugged mountain shad- In fact, any description of this splened with the emblematic myrtle and lau- did institution can give but a very imrel trees. On this mountain are nume- perfect idea. It would take a week to rous small figures in bronze, of the see it as it ought to be seen; and any most celebrated poets and eininent person whose taste lies that way, will learned men who have adorned France, see it with increased pleasure every placed at various heights, according to time. the estimated literary rank of the indi- This magnificent library is open to vidual whom each figure is meant to the world gratuitously; tables are laid represent. At another end of the build. in each saloon for the accommodation ing is seen a representation of the san. of those who want to read; and if you dy deserts of Africa—the Pyramids, should wish to take notes or extracts to groves of palm trees-and caravans of any extent, you are supplied gratui. travellers-all executed in the most tously also with pens, ink, &c., a grant exact proportion, according to a scale of money being made annually by the which is given. Adjoining this is a sa- government for this purpose. In each loon dedicated to works on geography saloon are servants in the king's livery, and astronomy. Here are to be seen regularly stationed, and ready to hand the two largest globes in the world you in a moment any work in the entire celestial and terrestrial. Their size is building you may wish to call for. To so great, that, in order to place them, the public in general, or to those who it was necessary to cut two large cir- go merely to look and lounge through cular openings in the upper floor; the the saloons, it is open only on Mondays, frame work rests on the ground floor, Wednesdays and Fridays; but to those and the globes are situated in the cen- who wish to read, and to foreigners, it tre, half in the upper and half in the is open every day, (Sundays excepted,) lower rooms-so that, hy merely turn- and crowded with persons of every ing them, they can be seen from either; rank and class of life, from the highest they are both of the same size, measur- to the lowest, following and cultivating ing' (each) twelve feet in diameter, and the peculiar bent of their genius-maabout thirty-five feet in circumference. ny of them, perhaps, destined to enrich,
In the Cabinet of Antiquities are by their future productions, the very shown the finest collection in existence fountain from which they are now so of gold, silver, and bronze medals of all freely and so abundantly permitted to ages and nations; a large silver shield, draw. supposed to be that used by Scipio; the This is not, however, the only librabrazen chair of King Dagobert; the ry open gratuitously in Paris; there armour of Francis I.; a beautiful vase, are several others, of which the princi. in the shape of a chalice, made of ivory, pal are, “The Royal Library of the formed out of the single tooth of an el. Arsenal," containing about one bunephant; various and valuable specimens dred and eighty thousand volumes, rich of Egyptian antiquities; several Egyp- in historians and poets, chiefly Italian; tian mummies; and an Egyptian bird “ The Library of the Pantheon of St. called the Ibis, with its plumage fresh, Genevieve," one hundred and twenty and in the highest state of preserva- thousand volumes ; “ The Mazarin Lition, supposed to be upwards of 3000 brary," one hundred thousand volumes; years old.
“ The Library of the City of Paris," The manuscripts occupy five saloons about fifty thousand volumes; besides Thirty thousand volumes of the manu- several others attached to particular scripts are connected with the history institutions. of France; the remaining forty-two
Literature of the Ionian Islands.-The 2; English language, and literature, 2; following description of the improving Latin literature, 1; history, 3; archæcondition of the literature of these isl- ology, 1; physics, I. ands is given by one of the natives ; All the lessons are given in Greek, and speaks much to the praise of him, and the students are beginning to difthrough whose benevolent exertions fuse beyond the precincts of the univerthe improvement is making.
sity, forms of language richer and more When Lord Guilford, says the wri- elegant than those which are employed ter, in 1820, made a tour in these isl. in continental Greece. In ten or fifteen ands, for the purpose of ascertaining years to come, our language will be the proper method of securing the pros- fixed; then the ridiculous custom will perity of various establishments for disappear of employing in a Greek city public instruction, he found only a small a corrupted Italian jargon, even in number of schools, and those in a de- Court and the National Assembly. See plorable state. The schools of mutual what we owe to the worthy chancellor instruction at the present day are twen- of our university, to Lord Guilford ty-nine in number, and contain 1733 alone! But this is not the limit of his scholars out of a population of 176,392 benevolence. Whilst government propersons. The university of the Ionian vides at its own expense for the instrucIslands was not opened till the autumn tian in theology of one hundred young of 1823. In that year it contained six- ecclesiastics, who will one day spread teen professors, most of whom were of instruction in the country, and sustain the first order. Almost all these young the enlightened piel y of the faithful, his professors have studied in the most ce- lordship provides, at his own expense, lebrated universities, at the expense of for the instruction of forty youths, desLord Guilford; so that we have col- tined to be either learned judges, just lected in our university a selection of and honorable merchants, or industrilearned men, whose minds are stored ous cultivators. The library, which with knowledge acquired in England, had no existence two years ago, alreaGermany, France, and Italy. The fol- dy contains 30,000 volumes of choice lowing is a list of 13 chairs which are works, of which a great number are the provisionally divided among the profes- property of our benefactor. We have sors :—Theology, 3; civil law, 3; me- lately formed a small botanical garden, dicine, 3; botany, 1; agriculture, 1; which promises to become an object of chemistry, 1; mathematics, 5; philoso- curiosity. phy, 2; rhetoric, 1; Greek literature,
Stuart, Associate Professor of Sacred Review of Tracts published by the Literature in the Theol. Sem. at AnAmerican Unitarian Association. First dover. Vol. I. 8vo. pp. 288. published in the Christian Magazine. The Apocalypse of St. John, or Pro. 8vo. pp. 62. Boston.
phecy of the Rise, Progress, and Fall of A Sermon, delivered before the Ver the Church of Rome; the Inquisition; mont Colonization Society, at Montpe- the Revolution of France; the Univer. lier, Oct. 17, 1827. By Calvin Yale, sal War; and the Final Triumph of Pastor of the Congregational Church Christianity; being a new interpretain Charlotte. 8vo. pp. 16.
tion. By the Rev. George Croly, A. Religious Magazine, or Spirit of the M. H., R. S. L. New York: Carvills. Foreign Theological Journals and Re- The Christian Bishop, approving views. No. 1. 8vo. pp. 16. E. Lit- himself unto God, in reference to the tell, Philadelphia.
Present State of the Protestant EpiscoA Commentary on the Epistle to the pal Church in the United States of Hebrews. In two Volumes. By Moses America: A Sernion, preached in