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- - TZ/rfSrHEIi TO HIS .MOTHERLESS
I CHILDREN.
jFCome, g'thcr closer 1o my side,
gL My little smiften flock,
I will tell of !u:a who brought
.-Pure water from the rook:
tvho boldly led God's people forth
drVtom Egypt's wrath and guile,
$nJ onco a cradled Tube did bear
^ 3 411 helpless on the Nile".
ou're weciy. precious, cues, vVur ey
"* Are wanderhig far ami wide.*
jftThink vou oflh-r who kn -w so well
' ^*ottr tGQller tliottghts to guide ?
- ^llWho codld to wisdom's sacred iovo
gB^'Vour fixed attention claim ?
^ never from your hearts erase
"4" 'vS^BS^.JTiiat blessed mother's name.
V^I^Hmeto sing your evening hymn,
dMHtytfy youngest infant dove ;
Bjfefuo press thy velvet cheek lu mine,
^3Bf And lcaca thojay of loyo,
5Jy sLsJteriug arms can clasp you aD,
, ;35kvpoor deserved throng;
Calg as you used to cling to her
JrVip sings th'a angel's song.
sweet birds, "the accustomed strain, '
Jy Come; warble loud and clear,
^^TAlds^nLis, vourV weeping all,
jjBHL YourVsObhing in my ear:
'^aHBtaod night; gv,_say the1prayer she taught,
I Bcsidfc your liftta bed !
.jHiic lips that used to hies? you there,
Are silent with the tfead.
- ^|prt father's hand your course may guide
. "fp*' Amid the thorns of life,
^ijHKjPlIisajare^roIecls those shrinking plants
That dread the storms of strife;
* But win), upoir your infant hearts, w
?uall like that mother vrilp ?
1 Who toueft the stiings that rule the soul?
Ji ? S s -{*Oad nhrht ? v , li?
ai.liwVVUj ?*yvM) n .
. - L. H.fe
" RELTgious. .
5 AMERICAN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
FOR FOREIGN MISSION'S
Abstract of the twenty.eighth Annual Report
[Continued.]
Domestic Department.
MISSIA XO\ti TH OllAM^JfibEXS Of PERii4.
James 1. Merrick, missionary.
In June of 1836, Mr. Merrick,accompli,
jj?d by two German missionaries, proceed.
Jdio Teheran, the seat of Ibe Persian gov.
?rflmeut,* and frorh thence to Isfao, Hear
juarUJrs of the Soofies and grnndf seitt
rf theSheaH fauh. fJere they were expo|9d
to-great personal danger, from the big.
dry ol the people, but tht? Lord delivered
[iem. Mr. Merrick remained a fertnighi
l'this city, and then continued his journey
) Sheeraz. his companies returning to Ta.
reez, Here, in the city, were Martyn fansj*bA
Testament into the language
T* lUi'-M n*v * ' - - w w
1'- of Persia, he found at least a safe resting
PL ', . place for the winter. "His impression con,
cerhingthe Mohammedans of Persia as af.
M : fording a present field fownissionary labor,
W are by no means favorable.
' ~Jm MISSION TO Tim MABATTAS. ' ? 'ipj
y Bombay.? D. O. Mien, missionary; Eii?
. jab A. Webster, Printer; George W. Hub.
y bar J, Teacher: Mrs. Webster, Airs. Hub.
AuaAG.?Cyrus Stone, missionary; anc
fe.?A. F. Fonceea, native helper.
A am E-\ dugg u r .?George W. Boggs,unc
jd^^lfletiry Ballaptiue, missionajy; Amos4Ab?
W r"iioVt Teacher; and their wives.?Dajecba.
native helper.
jPP?-Allen Graves, mis.
*' ; sretiury, and- wife, and Miss Orpah Graves.
* Jalsa.?B. Monger, missionary and wife.
- a visit to the United States?Miss Cyn
Fnrrar, {Teacher,
(5 Mations; 6 missionaries, 1 printer, 2
teachcfs,HO female assistaut missionaries;
r-gjj#' native helpers,?total, 21.) .
Important changes,have been made trie
. /post year, in the internal arrangements of,the
Vjmssion. The chief force of the mission has
* thrown more inla id. Mr. Allen has
principal editorial care of the printing
establishment at Bombay. The seminary
Jj? ' isito -be at Ahmednuggur. . Alibag, is a
new-station iii the Conean in jhe midst ol
the schools which have long been there.?
;'"MaIna*, in the dominions of the Nizam, a
Mohammedan prince nominally indepen.
dent. Malcolm Paith ts a health statior
vBfh / vvhre Mr. Graves prosecutes his .transla
: J:?ns.
The Mahratfa printing, from January Is
' .. ffi- ^ / to September 30,1836, amounted to 42,75(
. j^F- copies, and 3,301,400 pages. T?.e Maliro,ta
pages prinjed from the beginning, are
f 21,809,850. Mr. Webster, the printer
; , has cut and cast a new improved fount o
' Mahratta type. r *
k - Near the close oflast year, Messrs. Stone
jjjf . and'Muuger visited JafFna, prepralorv to the
commencement of a. new station there. I
c-ertain thut_ a missionary will be al
WjT'^towSr by tnc I\Tzamjo resale there""permu.
k ueirly. No report lias been received con
cerning the condition of the schools las
vpat. The number, the year before, wai
foi'ty containing. 1,620 scholars.1 At th(
^ fast annual meeting of the mission, arrange
mi nts were made for increasing its efrici
encv in nearly all the departments of labor.?
The Ccommitte are expecting to send ou
a reinforcement as soon as the adequah
- means are fu nished.
-WF. MADRAS MISSION.
** ? .??Uirnn Winslnw. and Join
ZLAUtlA^
?jt Scudder, M. D., missionaries, and fhei
wives.
(1 station; 2 missionaries, and 2 femah
f*' assistant missionaries;?to'al, 4.)
The leading object of this mission is t<
sustain a large printing establishment fo
prig. printing the Scriptures, religious tracts, am
other necessary books in the Tamul Ian
guage. Mr. Winslow, and Dr. Scudder
J? "^nnnoved to this place with their familie:
from the Ceyion mission about a year ago
to commence the mission; but the commit
tee, for want of funds have not yet been abl<
to send them a printing establishment. Th<
brethren find a wide door to usefulness
..pencil before them. They have twenty
five-schools, containing 500 boys and girls
and have regular preachingon the Sabbath
The government has given them forma
permission to prosecute their work am
vhore iir*!'r^t*kns po-s dencv*
rj|
MADURA MISSION
sj Madura,?Daniel Poor, William Todd,
>; and J. J, Lawrence, missionaries, and ihoir
. wives. Thirteen native helpers. '
[ Di.ndkgal.?Robert 0. Dwight, misiieni
art}, and wile.?Five native helpers,
j Stations not known.?Henry Cherry,
! Cope, Nathaniel M, Crane, Claredon F.
Muzzy, William Tracy, Vhjsicain and their
wites. "'
(2 stations; 10 missionaries, 1 physician,
j 11 female assistants misionaries.mid 18 na:
ave helpers; total,40.)
I Mr. and Mrs Poor, who have long been
| members of the Ceylon m s> on, removed
o Madura early last year. Mr. and Mrs.
Eckard have been re-united to the Ceylon
mission. Mr. Mall, on account of >is heal h,
returned to this country. Mr. and Mrs.
-H)wight joined the mission in April of last
| year. Mr. Todd has been united in mar
j riage to Mrs. Woodw ud of the Ceyast
' mission. Six missionaries and a physician,
I with their wives, embarked at Boston for
this mission, Nov. 23 and arrived a< M idras
in March. Mr. Dwighi commenced a
station at Dindegal near the close of las:
year, - The schools connected with the
mission are 30 in number,con anting 1,214
pupils. A school of hfgf charterer has
been opened. Nearly half of thfci8 native
helpers are from the Seminary at Battito:.
I ta, in Ceylon. Tins fiejd is one of great
j extent and promise, and i.?Tso regarded by
the mission.
^ MISSION TO CEVLONV
Tillipallv.?Benjamin C. M -igs, Missionary,
and wife Nine native helpers. v*
j Batticotta llonry R. Hosington and
j John M. Perry, missionaries; Na ban Ward,
i ?? n n* . i .i_:.. ... r\....
31. lj* j^nysician\ anu iiieir wives vmir
native preacher, and severitceQen native he).
' .pers. y ? n *
Oodooville. Levi Spa aiding, missionary.
uudw\tc. Seventeen native: helpers.
" Panditeripo. Sumut I Read Eckard,
missionary, and wife. Five native helpeas.
.
Ciiav^gachery. Samuel IJutchiogs,
missionaryynnd wife. Oue.native preacher,
. and eleven native helpers,
Tarany. George H. Bpthrop,missiona- i
ry and wife. Six native helpers.
Eight out stations. Twelve native hepl. j
j ers*
(7 stations 9 out stations; 7 missionaries,
1 physician, 1 printer, 9 female assis ani
missionaries, 2 rintive preachers, and 71
j native helpers; -totaMll.)
* - In this mission there are 155 free schools,
, with 0,035 pupils, nearly onelenthtjf whom
are females? 37 pious schoolmasters; a female
seminary, with 73 boarding scholars;
302-native rperneers of the enure iij good
[ standing; and an nyrrngo native congrega1
... - - -L C? 1.1?il. ... 1. r
IIOIJ OJI IIH' 0>IUWU1 \li CtfCII 3 ill uii) ui iiviui
ly 400 persons, a considerable ppopornon
of wl>om are native youth in the schools."
Not less,than 15,500 children have been
taught in the schools since ...e commencement
of the mission. The desire of parents
to enter their children in fho'semminary
, has been so great, notwithstanding e
strong probability that tliey will there become
Tchmtiahs, that the mission lias resolved no
I longer to give board to any in their prepara.
tory studies. The parents will bear the ex.
I pense.
Of books and trac's in t e Tamul lan.
(- guage, 340,500 copies and 8.947,800 pages
were printed the last year; making 14..
785,400 pages were* from the beginning,
; Three pressisare in operation. This mis,
siou has been blessed with as many as seven
gracious visitations, or revivals of religion,
since its commencement. As a eonscquece
I of the sixth, 61 were added to thh churches;
, and 77 as a consequence ot the last.
uTcetnv Tn CT AM.
j Bankok. Stephen Johnson and Char es
, Robinson# missionaries; Dan B. Bradley,
, M. D., Physician and their wives.
, -T (1 station; 2 missionaries, 1 physician,
. and 3 femaieassisiant missionaries;?to al,
: ?') . The
Siamese posses a country of almost
p unequalled fertility, and by immigration and
. othorwise, are rapidly increasing in num.
l bcrs. They are rising, also, on the scale
of civilisation. They generally arc mild
, and tractable, and treat Europeans with
J deference.
* There seems to be no serious obstacle at
t present in the way of prosecuting oil kinds
> of missionary labor in Siam, and of gaining
. access to all classes of the people. Within
j three or four miles of our missionaries,
tl*re yjz- a-^rhiiibTi^of human beings, tmd
r the country is full of inhabitants. Mr. John.
: # # i
son diyecis his labors chiefly to the Chinese, |
> anil Mr, Robinson to the Siamese. The '
? wh.ol0 number of those who we have re. !
i ceiWd medical aid from Doct. Bradley, is
. They were of all classes, and from
" alljf.rts of the country.. Very many of
them have carried away some know ledge of
t the gospel. _ *
s The mission has a printing establishment
K?it no nrinter. The first and only Siamese
3 i I
tract they Imve is of eight pages, 'and con.
tains a summary of tne diviue law and.ol
s. the gospel. About 4,000 Siamese tracts
I have been circulated in siam by difleronf
n missionaries, from the beginning, and abou
40,000 volumes in Chinese.
Sixteen or eighteen ordained missionaries,
and five missionary physicians are p quos.
3 ted by the mission for Siam and i s deptu.
1 dencies, and there ire certainly reasons
enough for sending them, if the means and
3 men are furnisned.
MISSION TO CHINA.
3 Canton.?Elijah C. Bridgman and Pell
ter Parker, M. D? missionaries, S. Wells
W illiams, Printer. David A bee), Missiona.
ry. on a visit to the United Status.
'' (1 station; 3 missionaries 1 printer;?toS,
tal, 4.)
1 J Thir mission has been sorely bereaved lh"
* J passed year by the death of Mr. S evens,
! which took place at Singapore Jan. 5;h. In
" , one important respect at least Chinese misj
sions are making progress. They are ac*
! quiring and diffusing a knowledge of the
' j country, people government, laws, religi n,
': and language of China. And they are
| gradually multiplying the means of assaul:
' I upon the blind, atheistical superstitions of
:haf great empire. Thirteen tracts nmv and
old, and u harmony iai'thu Gospels, were
sent down to Singapore, last year, to &e
printed. Mr. Bridginau is preparing a his. '
:ory of our own country, to be published by
the Society of Diffusion o [ Useful knowledge
in China. Since the imperial edict consequent
upon the voyages up the coast, no
block printing can be cone at-Canton, and
it hss become difficult to exert a direct reli.
gious inflcence upon the ^hinese. The
number of spies and officers of government
on the watch makes it somewhat dangerous
for a Chinese to receive a book from the
hands of a missionary. The difficulty of
opera ing upon the Chinese within :l*e bounds
ofthoempir- ,imparts a greaier interest toihe
million of emigrants without these bounds.
I who maybe freely approached, and many
of whom am annually returning to their
homes in the diflvrenr provinces. Mr. Bridg.
man has been r?'qu stedby tho Committee
to withdraw uom theedi oriTd responsibility
of he Chines" Repository; that work tmv
in'T accomplished i;s principal object tn respect
to die Cnris ian eommmii'y at home,
and ibe preseni exigences of tlie mission
requit ing that those who have a knowledge
of the Chines" language soul I devoiu their
whole time and strength to labors in tha
lanuguage. .
- - MISSION* TO SINGAPORE
Singapore.?Ira Tracy, Jauv-s T. Dickson,
Matthew B. Hop", M. D., and Joseph
S. TravelIi.i1//Wonf/r/C5 Allhrd Nortit Prill- j
ter\ Mrs. Tnicy M s. Travelli, Mrs. North.
Stephen Tracy, M. D., Physician, and wife
temporarily sationed here.
1 (1 station; 4 missionaries,?one of them
a physician, 1 physiciab, 1 printer, 3 female
ussis'an'. missionaries, and 1 native helper;
?to al, PO.
Messrs. Hope and Travellt, and Docf.
racy arrived at Singapore in December.
The type foundery has the means of casting
type in Malay,BngiSrJavanese, and Siamese
It has good founts of Malay and Bugis type
and a fount of Chinese metalic type on a
somewhat limited scale. The establishmen
can easily be enlarged. Eleven Chinese
block-cut" ers, a Copyist, ana eigm or ten
printers were employed tne last year. Blocks
for the revised New Testament were com.
ple*ed,and also for .welve tr ,cts by Mr Gu'zlafF,
some of which were large. The printi
;g could no: have fallen short of 100, OoO
copies, and *2,500,000 pages.
Tuere is reason to appr< -henJ that the
proportion of intelligent readers in that part
of the woHdy i smaller ihaq has been sup
posed. Our seminary at Singapore will
have to surmount very great ilifficuhies, be
I fore it comes into successful operation?
?hfficuhi< s growing chiefly out of the ex.
' trcme indifK renco of paren s to the education^*
their children, and -to their fear of
the religious influence which the sen inary
would exert upon them.
mission to java. 1
Eliliu Doty Jacob Ennis, Elbert Novins, 1
and William Younghlood, missionaries, and
dieir wives, and Miss Azuba ^ j
(\ miss'onart's. an^M* assistant
missiouari* s;?KA?u,. 9.)
TJUf-selinssionaries reac ted Ba av i S"pt,
15tn, and immediately commenced the study
of the Malay language. Af < r three mo j hs.
M ssrs. Dolv and Nevins began th> s u b
of Chin se. Permission has been neeived
from ihe Gjvernment to resale of Ba ?va;
and leave bas been requts'ed for Me sis.
Do y & Enid* to visit the E is eru shoe *
Javiqife some other islands under he D i cii
government, to determine upon the permanent
site for iheir mission. To th;s petition
no answer had been received when the
brethren last wrote* Two missionaries
destined to this mission* are de.ained by.tip
present deficiency of funds.
[To be Continued.]
[From the Bibical Recorder.]
ChArlottc, t\. C.,Scpt. 5th, 1837. DearBro.
Meredith.?
It'has bsen my Jot for the las> few weeks
to aid, with a few ministers, in several pro.
tracted meetings along the waters of the
Pee Dee and Catawba rivers, where Divine
goodness was seen and felt. About the
-JJl . -f T..l? Jmr'o mnotino
I miUdlU Ul JUI^ i?.M? 4* ICIiUUI J liiwuug <r..u
held at Marlboro' C. House, S. C., where
[eight minsters attended. A number of
! young converts were received and baptized;
some sinners were converted, and many
roused to u'sense of their lost condition ;
others have since'be^M!J.'"d id "^church
Jiere^OH-tt^r^nTSabbath in Julv,\a situ
ilar- meeting with the same number ol
preachers, was held at the M spall Uhucrh
in Darlingion, S C,, where s<ive a' wer<
converted and added to the chmvh. Three
other meetings, alike blessed by the Lord,
took place about ihe same time in 111'* bounds
of the Welch Neck Association. I tind to
my joy, that the ministers of this to ly arc
ahve to the spirit of their station; wnd die
L ?rd ol hosts is wtth them to bh ss thenlabors.
From h re I hastened to ihe people of
II> thi PMirutn where f found
Ill) ??l UM .. .... - v --r-similar
sigm of D. vine favor. I have aided
in receiving to bap isrh over 20 converts
during the las! two weeks. Prospects ear
still good in York District, IS. C. We
expect to coustitute two new Churches in
this District soon : one or two new houses
of worship is now going up. ' Some of our
young men are now beginning to preach
the gospel, and others have impressions on
the subject.
The protracted meeting held at Cedar
Creeks in Anson co.,onthe second week
in August, continued about ten days: 8
ministers were present, and an unusually
large assembly attended ; 8 or 10 were baptised.
1 I-ft before |he close, but I found
that the meeting grew more and more in.
teres'ing. On the next Tuesday I expect
o baptize several renewed sou!*, at a place
called Sardis. on'he Catawba River, where
we now have about 50 newly baptized converts
that we exp ct :o constitute into u
church soon. Fror V ? vrv; se?
I that the word of the Lord is running and is
glorified. And to the Lord alone be all
the glory.
As ever your friend, j I
J AS. M. THO}U&_ !'
ll:' >V ' Ki, r />_ >
I
i' PA REN PS* DEPARTMENT.
k
From the American Presbyterian.
^Manners.?Good nhinncrs add lustr
j; rtud.?Their object is to oblige, and
} roper attention to others. In order tin
pre to inspire children with such a disp
!on. wo should endeavor early to infuse
pirit of that precept?"Honor all mt
nd teach them that kindness and civ
jre due to all: that a haughty, positivi
toutemp:uous manner, is not only illb
jut unchristian; and especially in our b?
l:or to servants, or those in inferior stati
if life. To these they should never be
I'red to behave wi ll haughtiness, nor e
u speak with a commanding tone of vo
is i will have a tendency to cherish p
i nd self-importance.
It is also n< c? ssarv to guard childrei
jamst vulgar habits, and loud talking
hughing. Whispering in company t
iiot comport with good manners, and mir
iy is the favorite amusement-of low mil
Speaking when it i terrupts reading or (
fersaiion, and the habit of contra lie
bthers, c'ire improper, and should beche
tie. m
j A; meals, children of suitable age s'n;
be admit ed to the table with the fun
? I ? - ** ? r I T* ? r^.i ifil/irm,t t?i It
WIIPII COHV?;u uni. i ma j^n?m.gc rriu
prove tiieir manners, and tend to pre>
bashfulncss and awkwardness.
Method and Order.?Mithod is
h'mge of business; and it requires order
pqnc;uality. These we must teach ourc
dffcn, principally by example. Let t!
see, that we rise .early, have regular.ha
;is much as may be, for the employmeni
the day, that we are careful to do one tl
a} a time, and every thing auts right ti
that we stick to the business we hnv
hand, as far as unexpecied incidents all
tjat we may never put. off till tomor
what piay be? done today; that we adopt
maxim, *'a place for every thing and et
tiling in its place." Let them be taugh
so, that what is worth doing at all is
doing well. - ~ \
It is for want of method and order
some people who have much to da, get
lit;lo done. They are frequently in a hu
Itave many things begun* bu: none finis!
Whatever children hear read, or ski
of in terms of appiobation, will give a str
bias to their minds. Hence the neces
of guarding conversation in famil es, as i
.is excluding books and cdmpanion- i
have a tendency to vitia'e the'heart.
Truth and Sincerity.?iy$ should
bor to excite in children a delestatiou o
that is mean, cunning, or false, and to
spire them, with a spirit of openness, ho
and candor, making them feel how nobl
is, not- merely to speak the truth, bu
speak the simple unaltered truth, whei
to loll for or against themselves. Bu
effect this, our example must uniformly c
curvti h our instructions: Our whole
liavior to them shouldito. w'tti
?-l*ti sliould never deceive th
L*1 ? - -
fpver employe- nning to gain our ends
10 spare present irouble. Fur instanc*
assure a cliiM that the medicine he i:
take is pleasant,-when it is not so. Arii
is generally detected' even by child]
T ere is much in the old proverb, u a c
a g tr ck helps but once, and hinders ?
a .r." v
Grait cautio i is r quired in making!
misus: but when made; chddren shoufl
that we are.'igid in preforming them
word passedjjmust not be btoken.
Tne meanness of tale-bearing and
traction should be strongly impressed u
the mind in early life : and children renii
ed, that, not only a duty but a sense of!
or, should lead them no. to speak ihat o
absent person which they would notsp<
were he present.
If we have grounds to supposo rt c
guilty of misconduct, it is better to as
tain the truth by our own observation, or
evidence of others, than by forced, con
sion horn himself. Yet sometimes it r
he necessary to question him in ordei
rind out thecer aiuty This must be d
wi.h great caution, not with that vehemt:
and hurry so commonly employed on s
O 'Ci aions; but with calmness and uffecti
caution turn againsi answering in haste,
minding him of the importance and ha
consequences of >p mking the truth; of
willingness to forgive, if be. freely con
ses Ins fault, and snows himself upright
honorable in lug conduct.
And to establish a habitual regard tc
prin iple of honesty, children should nc
permitted to pick up the smallest ar
without inquiring to whom it belo.< gs.
easy rule, and asking leave even woeo '
young, before they take any thing, wittj
mem a strong regard to the prop ri\
others. To habi'uate children lo a*k
mission, is equivalent to seeking advic
more advanced years.
CHILDREN,
From tho Sonlhcrn Chujchinan.
TIIE DUTV OF CHILDREN TO THEIR PARE.
Ittstheduy of children to honor 1
paren s, by abstaining from every thing
can resonably give them the least ufflnc
disquie*. Young persons, who have <
science towards God, will thiujc his c
m md, ' Honor thy father and moth
worthy heir strictest observance, and k
that this iexpect paid to patents is well p
sing unto the Lord, and his blessing i9
on dutiful children. On the contrary,
obedience 10 paiauts, is rtrongly marke
the object of his displeasure.
For, after forbidding ido'a'ory (a ct
against his own glory), and commant
even Israelite :o pronounce every idol
accursed,i he sHfwijled dispiser of liis par
:s hold forth as the next object of unive
execration?" Cursed be that setteth 1
by his father and mother, and al' the |
pie shall say amen. Deut* xxvii# t
in case a s >n, grown up, did. after ad'
and entreaty and command, with stand
:iutlinFbyv o; is p ir nN, they wereordi
ny the AI iTiJrrr^gJivliold on him,
bring bim out unto tiieefSSt *"s
and iito tho gates 0f his plUce\a"d 4
10 sn(- un:o the elders of his city.tll* ou/,'
is stubborn and rebellious; lie wilMffi
ur voice;; and ali the man of his cir
?? >nall stone Jjjm with s'ones, that ho die ; S(
"shah tliod^f evii away from among you
e to and, Isracl^Fuill hear and fear. D< ut
pay xxu Wuat asleep impressions of the gui!
ere. incurred by irreverent behaviour from chi!
osi. dren to their parents must this law, enacte<
the by the Most High, make on all who fea
n;^ him?for, thougii it be not executed now
ility on the stubborn, refrac ory, and disresp"Ctfu
3 or soil, yet it remains a decisive proof of God'
red, detestation of such a temper and conduct
;ha- for he changedi not. Apart of this rev
ions erence due from children to parents, is t<
suf- conceal their infirmities, and as far as trutl
ven and justice will admit, extenuate their fault
ice; and errors. This is but a very small re.un
riHn for trie *rreat benefits children have receiv
*"** ?; - - c?? - --- ?. 7 eo,
in the anxie y and irouble, 'n variOU
n a- ways, parents have undergone for thei
and children. And, if they can join', in word
loes or acts, tn exposing either there indiscre
nic- Hons or faults, or can publish or ridiculi
ids. what they or others may censider to be th<
ion- shame of. their parents, they act over agaii
ting the base part of wicked Ham, righteoui
c!i- Noah's son which brought down upon hiin
a curse.
' 1 ' in <li? dki'l/Ipan f/v MrtltlM ,11
JUIU II 13 iw Murjf UJ VlJiiUlWii KKJ ivvjuiiv^ ??
lily, every way in iheir. power, their parents, fa
dm- tiie benefits bestowed on them, by their care
,'ent watchfulness, protection and liustruced
Ingratitude is the only sin which nen i
the found a single advocate?yet, of ail the
and ingratitude which one creature can show t<
hi!- another, neglect in children, to aid, comfort
tern respect, in word and action, their, parents
bits, is the blackset. For what care, aoxiep
ts of and expense, to promote, the good of ther
ling offspring, do discreet and jndtcious parent;
me; ever refuse. To promote the good of the|
e in children, such parents go us far us theij
ow; means will permit them..r /Now when, in tl.<
row course of providence, parents come to nee<
.the either the funds or pi rsonal servdees of iheii
rery children (which need may arise froln infir
[ al- mities of age, losses ofproperty, affliction!
jrth i i domestic connections, and d.stressesaris
ing, from vurious other, causes^, what child
that not destitute of all humane feelings, no lea*
but than of religious, but would rejojce to prov<
rry, &9 helpful to his parents, now in'the declin<
ied. of life, as they were to him, when in a statt
ken of chilliood. This, expression of -gratftud*
ong is marked in scripture, and the neglect o
sity it branded not only as a renunciation of Qm
.veil gospel v whatever professions^of zeal maj
that be pretended), but as a crime wliich man)
pagans would abhor.
(la- 44 If any provide hot for his household'
fulh [not his children, they are not the person*
in. meant here, but aged paten's and near re?
nor lations in want), " he both denies the faith,
te it and is worse than an infiJil," 1 Tim. v.
t'to What proportion of his income, or of hi*
ther time, a. child ought to bestow for the sup
t to port and aid of h<s parents, must be fixed b)
:on. his condition *and a^vocation^ycu^^ruT
be- is evfcrtobo rememberSJTlf the provisioi
fout j I o its no proportion to iho ability and voca
ero, tion of the person who makes if, God a t
i, or nun will regard it as a despicable offering
to And if a child can be lavish in pursuit o
i to pleasure, or lives extensively, whilst a scan(ice
ty subsistence is allowed to his parent?, t
>en. sense of duty certainly is not felt, and filia
:un. affection isrwanting. What such a child
iver gives, isjjiven not from love of God, noi
from the affection of the heart to (he parents
tro- .but to silence remorse, or to avoid the conset
sure of the world?in addition to which,
our there is much in ttie manner of performing
this duty. This is evidenced not only in
de-. the particular act of aiding, but in the general
poii deportment afterwards of the child towards
|nd? tho parent. If lie is, on all occasions, reroni
spectful, modest, and unasssuining towards
faij his parent, and studiously avoids wounding
j|k; the feelings of the parent, by word or act,
; sucli deportment win shew, tnai wnaiever
m aid or comfort lie lias been instrumental in
cfr.% bestowing on his parent, proceeded from
tender, warm, and respectful Pclings.
f&-> Another instance of duty from children
n|y to. their parents, is obedience ~obedience,
r to without exception, in all cases to which par.
o|f) ental authority reaches , and ill cases are
n? comprehended under that authority, where
uti the command given to children, does nor
(ot| oppose the revealed will ofGod, noi do vio,
ri lence to their conscience in matters of retfg
ligion. Where a foolish foidness of parents
oar towards their children has/tot been the cause
ifes? of unnulifi'lness to parens and of an irrefd
vt rent an* disrespectful behaviour towards
them, a wrong educatioi and an ignorance
> She on the part of the chiidof what are the real
><J)e Christian principles, tco often pioduce in
tfae subordination.
If s . This bad education and ignorance of the
k-fy rue Christian princples, on the part of the
gjlet child, encourage^ a proud, mdependen
r pf; spirit, which as it respects not the parent
Pr will pay reverento only when agreeable to
ein his feelings, and bears not restraint even
from his parent. And it ofun happens that
=5! such children weakly imagine, that, by
*4showing themsflves indepenilenl of their
? parents, they exhibit an evidence of their
^TS superior acquitments, both morally and in.
heir fel!octuaIIy. 3ow sadly are such deluded
Irr^t.n/v n?kpar.r< mistaken. If their true de?
that F,JUU6 r?- , .- ?
eor P0,tnTent an< ??el,ngs towards their parents
on rereknow" tke-v would k? lv Id in dstesta.
01 lion by tho/ntclligent and moral portion of
er? ie comtxvhity in which they live.
_JL TitEopiirLus.
iJOVV '
'?? CRUELTY TO BIRDS.
lip. t< 3:<ls of the gentle beak ! how dear,
.(lis- yo?t- woodnote to the wanderer's ear,
J as .In shadowy vale or grove."
J was near the close of A pi it and the day
'ime vfc surpassingly delightful, when I took
ling a Excursion to the fields ; and while there
a.or efiged in contemplating the delights of
ents r ruing summer, my attention was arrestee)
rsal b the sweet notes of a charming little fea.
ight A\ ?d songster, perched upon a drooping
31*0.; b( gh of a stately elm, from which I stood
\ndi a kv paces distant. I listened for some
vie i lir Jvith rapture to the flowing song of a
th> th f to happy. - The melodious warblings
ir.d ofp voice, the pleasing anticipations oi I
?iid sol beholding the green foliage, and flow, i
iity enfcround.together with the scenery around
ore myjad excited in my bosom cmotions corson
res tiding with the pleasant and instructing
t>cy odfeion. 1 retired a few steps, and seat id
^ V-'^ S*' * t. ,i. ^
/ myself upon a mound beneath'. a. en ing
i willow, to give fine scope to my reflections
; ?and was still listening to the airy song of * *
. the happy red.breast, when to my utter osl
tonislmtent and deep regret, up rose from
- under cover of a stons wall, a cold unfeeling n * ; 'Jt >?
I being, unconcious of the charms of the mu- _.
r sic as of the dictates of common homanify^
, and with an implement of death, brought
il thelittle charmer to the ground, at the mo\ ,.
s | rrvnt u was chanting its silver lays!?Shame
, shame ! unfeeling wretch thought I, to
prive the innoceniof life and happinessVon. ^
o pretenceofamusetoarU^ ./,
ir. urv-iwno couta witness me agonizing .
s fluttering and expiring gasp of so 'pure a .
D tiling (which but a moment before was sof. " ^
tly breathing its carols in praise to him,
s " Who see* with equal' eye, as God of all,
r t A horo porish or a sparrow fiJi")? ,-L
s and remain with feelings unmoved ? ?'
Alas ! -how lamentable that there are":a?L. ^ 2
those who in order to gratify a depraved 1
2 taste can take pleasure in torturing and d e?.
i troying almost every hiog tiiat breathes?
3 the li tie fores: w arbl^r not excepted. _ _
1 f ' -1 would ihat boys (and men too) couiil be
tnugrt toJ eel that it is unbecoming a civile 1
i ed being, and no mark of a noble spirit to
r inflict pain upon any living creature ; and
V that an individual must indeed be devoid of ;
. benevolent feelings, who can go into a field >
r or grove, and deliberately shoot down tho
3 soul-siirring, the beautitui and innocen^
5 singing bird,?Ports. Joufr J
,
j From the Episcopal Recorder. /
p. . THE SUNDAY SCHOLAR. .
r in a town not many miles from
5 there lived a littleJboy by the name ofQedrgtVv Silt'
r ?* Paren,s alwys ^/auentivg to "
P sena mm :o tne Sunday ocbooi eactt Li?rp's> /
, day, and it ww one of the greatest pleasu^^'v'r
j to the child to attend and receivct instroc ; ^ r
lion "from his kind teacher/ and thu&gh;*^- ~' v.
him he was led to love the,: Lord Jreifat
5 and o feel that his Maker loved him. '
Spme months since this ^eaV *little?v ^ / '
f was attacked, with the scarlet fever, (ind . /
I disease became daily worso add'>J$8
j finally the physician said that hejcpO
live much longer. This-wasr sad
3 tohis parents, who h'adse/rad^lt
I their darting boy ; but they trusted in God,
f and remembered' that " whofil tho . Lotd ^^v .
j lo ve tfvbe $hasie net f r.,yr
that he was very ill, and that
; have to die. He looked'jtround ahd saw
? - . ^ 7. a > , > ' ?*8ara^CTL
his parents weeping ancrsaw,i( dear farther
? & mother do, not weep for 'md /if I 'di?_!% 2
, know my Saviour will take m<?Wllis1wme%^ > ^ >
. and I sha I bo happy for
davs his death took place. Just before
' leaving this world Ho called around hrrai ^
j friendj, bade his fathar, naothetyand all Caj^i 'Sm&SM
weir, and said," Oh ho^>yno('j
r leach 9 r rr member
grCrcator in tho days of my youth
, spirit took its flight to dwell ift them^^f^ =f
.. ** not made with hands eternal m the bca?*J%? ;?p
My little reader, are you a ^umJay v- v^ ?
f scholar ? If so, do you*" remtmber
thy Creator ?lf boyou, lik^fUrie George,
I -value me privilege of having a kind teach- ->
I er to lead you in the paths of r&$ju$ii - and^ ;
[ prepare you lor death 1 Ferha|^yoflru^y.r.
imagine you may not'lra^a^ortiMthy. ?' '
t years. Think not so, my ybungjneod
, even before todomorrow's sun you ihayfe^lv ?
( called hence. If you disregard ^gioh, - 'J>" ;
P and make not your peace with Go^woofcf
| you be suddenly taken away, whatwHl-he
I your coudi ion when you appear in 1 be '
[ pn^ence' of tHe offeflded Judgu of V,
There will bo said unto all Satad's children*'*' JTV **
Depart from me ye wicked into
ting fire, prepared for the devil and JiiswK '</
gels." Let then, urge yoUt to deektis v !
George did, pardon now in your youth?
-see, the kind SheperdJ^^i^V <
With all engaging charms, .
Hark, hew bacaUs the tenddr lambd '
And folds them in his arms." - Go
to this Saviour,-while"still he'
\ " little children, come untome;ngoaud
forgiveness -through him, for by him a?6he :.v
can we obtain relief. Theu when death ; ^ i shall
bring to you his summons, it wilt be a /"
welcome visitor, for tlie holy angels will cat- * *
pv vnii In hpnvftn. and win chall f?? . -v :
/ J > ? # -^T vivi' rest
in the bosom of Jesus. : M.B.
SOUTH AFRICA
Pettier of Diving Grace on Some Bojes
mans.?f n collect goirfg to see a Aottentot
church, consisting of 40d members; and at ;x % W
that time there were 70 candidates for admission
and 7 of these Bojesmans. Their
fcair was in ringlets, and clotted: they had . %
on the filthy sheepskin kaross: they had
not, perhaps, in their lives, been trashed: . .9
they had just been awakened, by the labors ,. '9
of a Bojesmar, and they were now relating V
their christian experience. So deeply were > vr<9|
they affected, that they could only proceed ,stf* r rv!j?T
for a few moments; when we were obliged*. V
to pass by one, and listen to another. I .
never heard more correct views ofthegos. -A
pel-of the evil of sin-of the depravity of the
human heart?of the necessity of salvation ' v-'v
through Christ-& of thd beauty & of holi- ,
uess, than I heard from the lips of tjiese poor - %
creatures* When 1 contrasted their speech
with their appearance, I could scaroely belie
ve my own ears: it seemed :aa. if these
persons had been like a certain insect with
which you are acquainted,; which in tbo
spring bursts its chrysalis, and from being a
caterpiller, comes forth w.th its beautiful
wings to the sun. These men talked like'
experienced christians, when, at the same
time, they exhibited this extraordinary np.
pea ranee: from being.savoges?from being j
in the lowest grade of savages?from being
in a situation where they never heard the j
gospel?these very men, by the tabors of a fJfl
Bosjesman who had received the society's : ~ :&m
Bible and read Co them that Bible, were
brought to a kuowledge of tho truth, and /
awakened to a sense of their condition.? vfl
Rev. Dr. Phillip?at Br, and For. Bib, j
For sale at the Bookstore*
A N Appeal to Young-Men in the Presbyterian '
JM. C liar ch. . By Professor Ho we, of the Theof
logical Sominaiy in Columbia. The proceeds to A
be devoted to tne-'education .cause/ A
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