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4V t , . OlisON S. MUllllAY, EpLTpHl ANU PUBLISHER. ' 4 - ' . . '' . - "I AM SfiT FORlTHE DEFENCE OF THE -GOSPEL." EPHRAIM MAXHAM, PRINTER. .... i ,. VOIVUMI Vlit BRANDON THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1836. NUMBER 31. i V ft -i..-5r-- I I,, . . i , , i, liir I w II I . . . ' TERMS OF THE JTJ2LEGRAPIL- i VTh Veakoirr TnioEAFH ts published weekly it 02 yer,psyabl within four months, or $2,&0 at th cod of tho year. To 'ubKrftert oat of (ho SUU, reiidmg noro than 100 mno from thii office, th paper wiU bt tent for 01 ,75. . ,i:.t . , . Tocompani, at whateVor dntaora, w ho. re ceira 12 or more eopiea in one bundle, and paf lo advance, flach. AgenU, who procure and pay for wz euhecribers, re entitled to the rrnth copr gratia. in maVio j eommankatione of new ebeeriberi Ad remittances,' the Agent will ho partkular to Kifins the nme and rttidtnet of subscribers, ad the amount to credited to each. . All Baptist minkters,5, in jood standing in tho churches thfouzhout the United mates,-are an thorUed to ct ao afhtr for th paper. fry-ill eommankatione moat po$tjaidtt eept sjch as add to our list of subscribers one or more James. Papers will not be diacontinned until all arreav res ire raid, except at tb a discretion of the publisher. and theory " miist now pass the ordeal of gttin and again, strengthen me, &c. Sft. proof proof founded on well attested fects By this constant: converse .with Jesus 1 -before tliey' are adopted as sound pillars have enjoyed serenity of mind, and a set in the great temple ot truth 1 tied peace in my soul" u r Of this truth, the author of the essay now before us. is fully aware. In accora- anCe.: therefore, with the true mode of mean, a tW "estimate of ourselves. To philosophizing, he has made a direct ap-' form a low estimate of one's self is a doubt pealto facts, oa which to build his theory, ' ful virtue. To think ju itly of one's self and by which to establish its validity. In is avowedly no more of a crime than to do reannzup a. ineory .irora iacw, noweycr, j any omer inin tnaus just. io retain, a his indianutablv necessary to understand sense of worth is no les&xliaracteristic of a I the characterof these facts, in order to ap- thinking being,- than is consciousness of propriaie mem io a m piace m tne loun- power in otner animais. a nsn Knows in vapors to the clouds before it descended from them to the earth in that refreshing shower. A man who once takes up the serious use of prayer will soon find him self obligred to abstain from such diver- HvMlf ITT. .1 consider humility to sions, occupations, and societies, as he can- noi reasonably aesire mat vroa win Diess to him, lb. V s . For the Telegraph. . BIRTH-DAY REMINISCENCES. ' ... When in 'the giddy paths of youth I strayed , And fancy's pencil scenes of btiss portrayed, I heard ahead no stormy tempest roar, I saw no gathering cloud around me lower. - .. Hope fluttered ia my hieaat with beauteous wing. And ia my ear did soothing syrens sing;' Health danced in every ware, and thoughtlessly In laughing mirth I sang the hours away. If curious I the mountain's top to scale, Or fancy led me to the humble vale, To weariness unknown, unknown to art, I hounded gaily on the mountain air. -. . Time, with its handmaid Disappointment, came. And wrote upon my Wow thir withering name; They tn my though! less path their offspring flung, Dstpair, regret, remorse, hope sere and gone. In deep despondency my spirit turned And viewed the past of life, the future spurned! Life, which to me all beauteous once had seemed, Now to my eye with horrid spectres gleamed. I saw a monster j which tilt then unseen. Was lorktng in my heart its name was sin: A serpent poisonous, a fiend-like form, Raging within my breast a hellish storm; Which like mountain's weight my spirit bowed, And Sinai in'my ear ita threataiogs poured; The a wful glitteiiag sword of vengeance dread, Hung pendant o'er my self-devoted head! Ah, whither then to flee! .no human power Could aid my soul in that terrific hour That hour of wrath of God Airaigbty'e frown, And justice crying, "Cut the cumberer down !" 1'J heard of Jesus, but 1 knew him not : 1 heard that sinners had an advocate; And yet my guilty, sin-polluted soul Slighted his love, and spurned at his control. But 0! the wondrous grace of that West hour. When Jesus, by h's own almighty power, iook from my eyes the scales of unbeliel , And melted my proud heart in humble grief! ,. . t: " , He spoke, and never mortal spoke like him ; Twas sweeter than the voice of seraphim; "Come, weary, heavy laden sinner, come Come to my bosom in my heart there's room. Rest for thy wounded spirit thou shalt find ; Kor 1 am meek, and of a lowly mind. Come, learn of me, and prove with new delight. My yoke U easy and my burden light." With haste 1 ran, and prostrate at hU feet, to hmpbte love I grasped the Infinite; And oh, the glory of that blessed hour! Twas full pi Ur and hope, of peace and power. The rest my weary spirit long had sought, And wept snd mourned because I found it not, I found in Jesus; on his peaceful breast My timid, trembling soul I leaned for rest a ''. '. 1 love thee , J esus, as thou know est wel 1 ! , How ruuch' 1 love thee 1 can ever teU!44 The cl ie feat thou among tea thousand art- The priceleaa pearl, bound closest to my heart How ng shall I frora thy blest presence stay ? Oh when shall I, dear Saviour, go to I bee J fknow that in t' j resurrection morn , 1 i hen in thine en' race sball be npborno.. Fittaford, Arrtl, 1S03.1 - ? C. B. dation of theory, that our theory thus rear ea may exniDii me utmost aymmetry ana strength in every pit,, - Ot to speak with out ft, figure, iTtn premises from which wemaite aeaucuons areiajse, our aeauc tions, although legitimately made from these premises, mustconssquently be false. If our author has assumed correct princi ples, from which he has made deductions, and raised up his theory, then his theory must be true, if his deductions have been legitimately made. To examine his prem ises and his mode of reasoning is .the ob ject of this Review. In discussing the question, "Was the atonement - made and completed in the death of Christ?" our author endeavors to establish the negative, that the atonement "was not made on Calvary" The gen eral positions, assumed in this essay, by the author, are I. What things are pre paratory to the atonement. II. In what it consists. III. Where it is made. IV, What are its tflects. Before entering up on an examination of the arsruments and mode of reasoning adopted in this essay, allow us to make a few remarks upon the general tearing ana cnaracter 01 mis ques tion. Should the negative of this question, for the moment, be admitted, what practical advantage, would be gained over the com mon received opinion of the christian church ? Our author indeed remarks that his -view of the atonement divests it of much of the difficulty and obscurity in which it has been involved by mistaken views." I am yet to learn what these "mistaken views" are, which he rep resents as involving the doctrine of the atonement in u difficulty and obscurity." That "mistaken views are the prolific source of "difficulty and obscurity," in explaining the doctrine of the atonement, as well as all other Bible ticcirines, I ad mit But, it is nq more than justice to the christian world, to demand ot an author who claims discovery in any doctrine, to show wherein the results of his discovery differ from the truths already known ; anu tonal opinions tnose are, wnicn ne brands with the denomination of "mistak en views." Among the benefits to accrue from his mode of discussing the question before us, our author enumerates the following : that "it shows that ample provision is made for a general atonement, and yet that many fail of its saving benefits through impenitence and unbelief. That is, re pentance and faith are requisite to salva tion. Unless the sinner repents and be lieves the gospel, he can not see the king dom of heaven. Does our author intend to claim the doctrine as peculiar to his mode of treating the subject of the atone ment? I iiad supposed, that all orthodox christians embodied this sentiment among the things to be believed. If our author can not advance any peculiar and, exclu sive claims to this view of the atonement, then there is no great practical advantage gained in this essay over the established opinion, long maintained in the christian church. There is no new principle de- j .1! , veiopea in mis essay, rjy wnicn we can re sist the arch adversary of man, or lead souls to Christ. 1 o such parts of this es say, as develop any new theological truth, or any new moae 01 analysis, or ciassin- nis ability to swim a bird has a feeling of Usability to fly. A knowledge of Our abilities is a law of existence. No man heaves "an axe the better Tor distrusting its edge. No irian walks the moTe firmly lor expecting every moment io fall. Christ, a shadow. Christ is declar ed in Scripture to be a shadow to the friendless and afflicted soul. We read of the shadow of a cloud -the shadow of a tree the shadow of a rock the shadow of a tabernacle from the heat. The shad ow of the cloud in the harvest is grateful, but transient. The shadow of a tree un- der which we sit down is delightful, but it is limited to a small dimance, and the rays frequently pierce the boughs. The shad ow of a great rock is dense and cool; but it befriends not on every ide, and covers little from the vertical rays. The shad ow of a tabernacle into which we may continually lesort, and find not onlyToom, but entertainment, is the most complete and inviting. Christ is what they imply, and more than all of them combined. He is not only perfect, but divine; snd he that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Jay. Etsrnity.-I take whatever I can con ceive most lonor and durable, I heap im agination on imagination, conjecture on conjecture. First, I consider these long lives, which all wish, and few obtain. I observe those old men, who live for four ox 'five generations, and who alone that the time has not arrived, for hjm to en ter upon the work ; for the. Providence of God wilL surely prepare He way before him whom he has selected to labor in his vineyard. But if the above mentioned three marks are found to concur in the ap plicant, the church authorities do not hesi tate to authorize him to preach ; and thus his convictions concerning the path of du ty are confirmed ; and in after life, the fruit of his labor tends to strengthen and estab lish him in the work. Wtn.mPhillips,in w. c. Adv. . ; ; A Precious THoconTJ-What can be so consoling to the heart of feeble man makefhe history of an age, I do more; Taathe thought that his Master cares for turn to ancient chronicles, I go back tdl him, and will save him from, the cruel the patriarchal age; and consider life as 'tyranny of his sins! Hours of desponden eitending through a thousand years; and ! cy and gloom often cast their shadows I say to myself, all this is not eternity all over the Christian's mind; but when the this is but a point compared with eternity. ' sweet impression revisits his soul that his Having represented to myself real objects, I form ideas of imaginary ones. 1 o from our age to the time of publishing the Christian Consistency. Consist ency presents Christianity in her fairest attitude, in all her proportions of figure and correct symmetry of feature. Con sistency is the beautiful result of all the qualities and graces of a truly religious mind united and brought into action, each individually right; all relatively associa ted. Where the character is consistent, prejudice cannot ridicule nor infidelity sneer. It may, indeed be censured, as holding up a standard above the attain ment of the careless. The world dislikes, but cannot despise it. H. More. Prayer and Praise. Of all the em ployments in which we can engage on this side the eternal world, none are so sublime and delightful, as prayer and praise. In none do we make so near-an approach tothe bliss 01 heaven. Should we, for a moment, compare these exercis es with each other, we must give a deci sive pre-eminence to praise. In prayer, we express our sins, our sorrows and our wants. In praise, we converse with the glories of Jehovah's character, with the richer blessings of his grace. Prayer will cease with this sorrowful and dying life. But praise will go with us to heaven, and constitute our business and bliss through eternity. Dr. Dana. dear Redeemer cares for him, it is sun shine with his heart. What pen can re veal the preciousness of the thoughts of Gospel, from thence to the publication of i Almighty love, that steal into the soul the Jaw from the law to the flood from with all their balmy fragrance ! In the the flood to the creation I join this epoch ! silent hours of night when creation slum to the present time, and imagine Adam ! bers 'arund, cne Christian on his bed, stJl living. Had Adam lived till now, j whose soul is throbbing under the inex had he lived in misery, had he passed all pressible pulsations of heavenly love, feels this time in fire on a rack, what idea must j more happiness than all created worlds we form of his condition? At what price ! can bestow. He lies on a bed of spices. would we agree to expose ourselves to ! Images nfbeagty and glory cluster thick misery 30 great? What imperial glory ly into his entranced soul. His thoughts would appear glorious were it to be fol- j respond to the promptings of the celestial lowed by so much wo? Yet this is not ones, who, for ought we know, may be eternity, all this is nothing compared with j waving their dewy wings around his pil eternity? I go farther still. I proceed , low- from imagination to imagination from j Oh, one hour spent thus, is "worth a one supposition to another. I take the ; whole eternity of bondage" to the pleas greatest number of years that can be im-jures of sense! Memory will go back alined. 1 form of all these one fixed j with underilable sweetness To such an number, and stay my imagination. After j hour, and the soul will yearn for it again this, I suppose God to create a world like this which we inhabit; 1 suppose him cre ating it by forming one atom after another, and employing in the production of each atom the time fixed in my calculation just now mentioned. What numberless ages would the creation of such a world, in such a manner, require? Then, I suppose the Creator to arraign these atoms, and to pur sue the same plan in arranging them as in creating them. What numberless ages would such an arrangement require! Finally, I suppose him to dissolve and an nihilate the whole, and observe the same method in this dissolution, as he observed in the creation and disposition of the A sensible que6TIon. Mama, said a child, my Sunday-school teacher tells me that this world is only a place in which God lets us live a little while, that we may prepare for a better world. But mother, I do not see any body preparing to go into the country aunt Eliza is preparing to come here. But 1 do not see any one preparing to go to heaven. If every body wants to go there, why don't they try to get ready ! Juvenile Miscellany. Trust in God. We trust everybody but God. As children, we obey our pa rents implicitly, because we are taught to believe all is for our good which they command or forbid. If we undertake a naliAn tlieaf 1 19fa ain ea It I a a ? rf 11 Tfl 1 vauuti tuu ew ivuwuauio auu ovi p 1 l I "11 j w .rtM criv-.r K,rvM.nt mn if voyage we trust entirely to the skill and i.L. . .1, : -!..: r u conduct of the nilot; we never torment IUBI UCr II uui m analysis, musi, iiuui ixi .,, 1 -ii . 1 ' . . .1- nnrsp vpk with tmnlrinar hp. will f.nrrv ns irant narnro m tna e f.rmint in imp vi-v..v - j region of mere speculation. But on the, t whTen he has promised to carry us .u- ca .;o. west. If a dear and tried friend makes us I . v. I wvr amies nr-A fl nnnn1 ran him fraV tho a tinn that .nthnr ha ontaral an Rrpnll Piuuo, rc iv usi of discussion Wheretoo muchof the ground lormance, ana uo wnwouuu u flings v:44- k:- o -trA by our suspicions. When you were to I him a fair opportunity of displaying his go your annual journey to London in the - intellectual Vhidiainrshm'' should we mail-coach, you confided yourself to the th ; -mtinst care of the coachman, that he would carry 1 wiivi -f a Lk ilia At,ivMo vvuw i&uuw 1 ill 1 J UmMnnnnU m;.bn rW h has vu where he had engaged to do so; you adopted the fanciful and ground less theory "y " ug w r, fAi n;.rA 1 01 iytor xn Jaimet,or piungea into me r r , & For ac Telegraph. . . RuZ-rror. tnpr. w mg. When the doctor sends home our ATONEMENT. . must, reluctantly, yet solemnly, and firm- medicine don't you so fully trust in his I. "... I aKilitv nnn cmrui urill that nnn cTirallrtur it m ...... . . . v. nnl n.-.-m r . ,1 H nmlaM a iralnsl Ihi, J nm uu . wv. a t. uiiv . - tuview oj an tssay read tn the ministerial jiV" down in fullconfidence ? vou never think , the Danville Baptist As . . of inqairinff what are the ingredients, " rrrr"r" ,lu whTthev are railed in that Darticular ?Bn:!Tf.fff? Co,n. w CHK..TheTe way. wby there w more of one and less of :;uu sszx. 'zzzzi w by i anrii .s in?r. ,1V -Ot atoitmt communion with Chrut, wh.cn both clears "jr 4 .r.JT..u " ''j?.: " pitied in the death of Christ f whole. What an immense duration would be consumed. Yet this is but a spec com pared to eternity. Saurin. with immortal desire. i o believe that the pure, unchangable and omnipotent heart of our Almighty Savior thinks kind ly of us and that the prompting of his' spirit applies 10 us, notwifnstanaiug our sins ana wretchedness some precious promise of his word this, this is worth living for. For this may we gladly suf fer and toil on through the trials of pover ty and mental anxiety and struggle. Be blessedness like this, ours. .. Be this pre cious thought our inheritance here an earnest of that perpetual sunshine "of the soul which cheers the inhabitants of the upper world. veterans, pioneers, patriarchs, in the cause of human liberty. (God be praised that when the two former went ups to Heaven, they did not take their mantles with them ; andlhatthe latter lives to vindicate the rights of man.) But there is another side to the picture. Rhode Inland is steeped in the guilt and infamy of the African slave trade. Some of her princely for tunes are the product of traffic in the souls of men ! We nail your State Anti-Slavery Convention, as the glorious first fruits meet sfor repentance j an offering of a sweet smelling savor ! What more befit ting than that Rhode Island should organ ize a State Anti-SlaveryJ3ociety, in whose full layejr she may cleanse away her stains, and" Wash herJiands ,m innocency ?'-. Further : -she is the most profitable cus tomer of the south in her great staple of cotton : thus deputing the master, as her agent, to plunder the slave of his all, and then by inviting him to, her market with her spoils to receive the wages of his in iquity, she bribes liim to plunder again. Further : your beautiful city and villa ges, along your shore and through your interior, are the summer resort of thou sands who hold slaves at the south. What opportunities for influence against slavers, for argument, remonstrance, warnings, en treaties, and tears ! Verily, Rhode Island must have a State Anti-Slavery Society. I have no fears as to the issue of your con vention. Though a stranger to your per sons, perhaps without an exception? yet your creea 1 Know. i oujv spirit,' your testimony and zeal, and patience r of hope and labors of love, I know, and claim a oneness with you in indissoluble brother hood. The circumstances under which the convention will assemble, are marked and peculiar. Events the most extraordinary and portentous are crowding upon us thick as the hours. Now is the crisis. Congress and state legislatures, in debate Who are the authors oj all this mis chief 1 I ask the farmer who sells his .a i .'ii a -i gram to tne aistuier wno grows tne rain for the manufacturer 1 ask the istiller, who by the fire forces the staff of life to yield a noxious and poisonous fluid? I ask the seller of ardent spirit, who deals out the poison daily and hour ly to the infatuated drunkard? I ask our commissioners of excise 1 ask our legis lators and our magistrates 1 ask those men of wealth and influence, who stand coldly and look on, and do not lend a hand to suppress those sinks of death and ruin and lastly, 1 ask that protessed man ot God, who kneels at the throne ot grace and prays that his sins may be forgiven, and yet is daily ridiculing the temperance society, temperance men and temperance measures 1 will ask these men who it is that kindles, and fans, and perpetuates this flame, that is rapidly consuming our fellow-citizens? Who is it that rides on the whirlwind of death, and directs the storm of desolation? English paper. LETTER FROM THEODORE D. WELD. Ithica, N. Y., Jan. 26, 1836. To the Rhode Island, State Anti-Slavery Convention : Dear Brethren : I have received a kind letter inviting me to your convention. As I cannot report myseU to the conven tion in person, 1 must be content to be rep resented by such a proxy as I can find time to scribble before the departure of this evening's mail. And if it be not a very "incendiary document," charge it to the consealings, watching and exhaustions of a journey of four hundred miles, prosecut-J lie sentiment with loud acclaim, shouting ed night and day, in a zero atmosphere. its exstacies over the whole! While With my whole heart, dear brethren, 1 j tnese outrages are enacted at the north, on questions vital to odr existence : the rights ot discussion : petition : freedom of speech ; of the press ; of the public mail : whether the constitutions shall be charters or the mockers of rights: wheth er law shall be a reality or a nullity ! Where are we? Robberies of the mail, perpetrated by its official guardians! Mobs headed by judicial officers ! Con stitutional assemblies of the people, broken up by violence, while judges and mem bers of Congress, preside on the occasion and officiate during the ceremony ! Mu nicipal authorities, appeasing the wrath of a frenzied rabble by the violent seizure of private property, and sacrificing it as a" peace offering! An innocent citizen, seized in bed at midnight, gagged, threat ened with mutilation and death, and drag ged from the house by a score of ruffians! Another, chased down in the streets of a city, and dragged about with ropes at noon-day ! Another, he a stranger on an errand of love, hunted like a beast of prey from town to town, and city to city by a fe rocious multitude, eager to lap his blood! All this, and a thousand times more, in free states; and law mute: and nub- a. CALL TO THE MINISTRY. This may be simply defined as a con viction of duty. The subject of it beholds the world lying in wickedness, sees sinners carelessly pursuing the road to ruin, and becomes anxiously desirous of their salva tion. And if to this is added, a firm per- shout to you my iraternal "all hail: What! another convention for the forma tion of a State Anti-Slavery Society ! Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, and now Rhode Island ! Let us sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed glorious ly! Be His alone the praise! The toil, the peril, the suffering of shame, the spoil thousands atthesouth.no longer content with the robbery Of individual rights are making a desperate clutch at the rights of a nation, and waging deadly strife to wrest Texas from Mexico, to make it a slave market ! Would that these w ere the only signs of the times, black with baleful portent. But no ! The church of God not onlv inff of oroods, the loss of all things, be this lavs upon his altar "robbery for burnt our lot and joy, and this our song, in the j offering," but now she waxes bolder in house of our pilgrimage. " The lines ! impiety, and summons her Great Head to have fallen unto us in pleasant places, and j prove, that the imbruing'of His image is a we have a goodly heritage." j virtue! And she blasphemously craves Success to a good cause, is God's en-j His aid in the process, anjd His benedic- dorsement to it. It is more. It is his re-1 Hon in tje result; claiming, that to traffic ward for the past, his promise and his pre mium for the future : His high command for mightier striving: His trumpet call, in the purchase of atoning blood, and to make merchandize of the temple of the Holy Ghost, is homage to God, obedi ence to the law of love, an imitation of the patriarchs and apostles, and well pleasing to the Holy One! will be disaster, prosperity downfall, vie- But, I need not enumerate. I haveal- torv defeat, and triumph ruin. Woe unto ready wearied you with detail. My apol- us" it our zeal and faith do not keep pace ogy is, mat yours is me ursi oiaie Anu- with our responsibilities. It is treason at blavery Convention neia since tne spirit such a time as this, for them to lag in the of slavery stript off its last disguises, and rear of success, hanging upon its skirts, revealed in its own reality, walking naked mere pensioners and encumbrances. They and foaming out its own shame and bias must explore far in advance, casting up a, phemy and blood. All who love our hio-h wav for thp snrra mental host, while I blessed cause wait, as those who watch 0 0 0 r -- - . . work. It would r.e.rtainlv be dangerous thev shout and wave signals irom every lor tne morning, to near irom your con- to the welfare of any church, for her to j hill-top as they beckon the van. If every j vention a testimony voiced lorth in the give indiscriminate license lor all to preach , new accession to our cause, girus us anew, majesty ui a rum anu m me name ui snasion that dutv reauires him to warn i summonm1? onward from strength to WHW j g , o t- them of their danger, and invite them to i strength and from conquering to conquer. the Savior of sinners; and if this impres- j If this be not its effect upon us, success sion be such as to create restlessness and a sense of guilt, when pursuing any or dinary occupation, to the exclusion of the work of the ministry, it is presumable he is called to this work. All this is evi dence, however, only to himself. Some thing further is necessary to satisfy the church of the reality of his call, and thus to open the way for his engaging in the C I I I 1 i . - who profess to consider it their duty ; lor i buoys up to higher aims, gives us a rresn- noan : sucn a solemn testimony ims some of these may belaboring under a de-er baptism, a holier unction, and a firmer j crisis demands, and such as God will lusion of their own imaginations, and to- anchorao-e on God. then shall our light surely enable the convention to give. We ".. 1 1 A I . A k..W.i wan io ne Eriraea. strcnKiiicucu, auuuuaiu I .1 A 1 I ' I . 1 A . -ii ; ..rinro. oraera anotner, ana cnanges tne meaicme churches have some method ol proving fuses mto it a healthful vigor. The instance hen he sees the first does no good, or that those who claira to be called to the minis tallv disaualified for the work : while oth-1 break forth as the morning, and thick ers may be hypocrites, and fit only to be-1 darkness become noon-day. What ! come ministers of Satan. Hence, all ' Shall the hands be no longer staid up when Tsrael begins to nrevail ? onall zeal be quenched rather than kindled by the an T- . . . , - . ! 1 x J f.W '". .' ' 1 ;i ' - - . measures, anu me spiru oi innovation, J Halle, in Germany is striking proof of " "a jcH."j ouim xupiscopai cuuilu ui me reauiy oi that cause many ari honest hearted man fol this. While he has immortalized his a song"? yu swallow all, you submit , this calf is the existence of three marks, look around with fear and much trem- name as a hilanmronist he. lias scarcely to alL never questionihg the skill or kind- viz : .grace," "gifts," and "fruit," orj blinsr. we a re happy to find those who de- les. no V.hAl v Rpmcr asked bv a nesa P1 tne pnycian: Uod is the oniy usefulness. Whether these do or do not 1 . . ' . ' ... I" - O ! 1 1 . J .1 1 ha lot ciare their determination to stana, or tall, ffjend how he maintained such constant wmg uum c uu u. u muugu bSaide the standard of irrefragable and im- peace of mind amid so much study and re- thelt nly one trho"fulJrL .comPet?nt m mutable Bible truth. This w indeed one sponsible labor in his benevolent enter- wilUnd po wer to fulfil all his promises -characteristic of, the , present age. Sys-prizes, he replied 'By stirring up my Hannah More. temS Of Thilo8nnhtf th-nt hM. tnod ' the 1 minrl ln.J.l Wh.roiror - r 1 i UUUU1CU vtu W . W V .. V .V I . - -j. . , . - . . ....... , 1 lf st K m?ny dark, periods, are now can-1 1 am, whatever I do. I sav blessed Jesus. vassed with a scnitmy and fearlessness in- f have I truly a share in thy redemption? ojcati ve ot intellectual and moral strength, Are my sjas forgiven 1 Am I guided by like ' "Tt- $Ftu&? Hyrthcsis j thy Spmtt Thine I am. Wash me a-'whit exist, the church, and those whose prov ince it is to license him, may to a good de gree, determine. And so long as these three marks concur in any one, we be lieve "he is called of God to preach." But Prayer. What ascendi up in prayer , if these are not found, he is not receivea , Afsrend to us aram in hlpssintrs. It is and this Circumstance, if he is humble ana o D ,; . . ... . . . 1 l the rain which just now fell, ana considerate, will lead him to conciuoe :b had been drawn up from the ground eithefthat he has mistaken his calling, or j ly refreshed and mightily impelled onward by your proceedings. We expect to find in them sympathy-, melting as the heart of Jesus, and wide and deep as human woe. Benevolence, flowing like the water of life, in the river of God. Prin ciple, disdaining alliance with the poli cy of the world. Tbuth and Right, erect and aloft in the pure air and clear sunshine of their own home. Con science, unblinded by passion, unbribeoV by interest, unentangled by expediency. nointing oil ? Shall vigilance let down its watch when the din of the conflict is waxing louder, and be lulled into slumber by the shoutings of triumph begun? Bet ter had the places which know us, should know us no more, yea, had known us never, than thus to betray the world's loct tmt nnn dash fnnnrcr itc mw horn hones, recreant to truth, traitorous to hu-. aloof from guile, and sternly folding manity, and making shipwreck of farth in temptation at bay. Duty, deaf: alike to apostacy irom God. . ! parley and importunity, neither stooping i tjix that Rhode ' to romnromise nor shrinking from con- Island is the land of Roger Williams, and flict, neither awed by menace nor wheedled Samuel Hopkins, and Moses Brown; by flattery, nor seduced by blandishments ; r 5' "9 - n n