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first appearance of typhus, but in a few days the yellow tinge of the skin convinced us that we had a more dan gerous disease to contend with. [Here he relates his method of treatment, which he says, he has every reason to believe would have been very successful, had they had proper convenience, and not been exposed to the heat of the sun.] Our numbers diminished very rapidly; for, as the rainy season advanced, the dysentery made its appearance, and we reached the river Niger, 22d August, in a very weak and sickly state. On our arrival we had a long palaver with the king of Bamboura, and received permission to pass to the eastward, and arrived at Thirpla, (Sansanding) where we have resided near two months, fitting out our schooner, and laying in provisions. The healthy season is now set in, and I indulge the hope of reaching the coast before any more of us drop off. Out of 44 Europeans, who left the Gambia in good health, only lieutenant Martin, and three soldiers, of the royal African corps, and myself, remain alive. I have not had a day's sickness since I left Goree. Mr. Anderson, my brother, friend, and companion, died of a dysentery on the 28th of October, and Mr. Scott of a fever two months ago. "I am yours, &c. [Signed] "MUNGO PARKE." The guide who brought these letters, says, that he saw Mr. Parke to the eastward of Sansanding, after the date of his letter. He also reports, that there was an English ship in the Gambia that had letters on board from Mr. Parke, for his majesty's secretary of state.-Lon. paper.
The Executors of Lord Macartney have confided his papers to Mr. Bar
row; and they will soon be given to the public, accompanied with accurate Memoirs of his Lordship's Life.
NATURE Displayed, in her mode of teaching language to man; or a new and infallible method of acquiring Language, in the shortest time possible, deduced from the Analysis of the Human Mind, and consequently suited to every capacity. Adapted to the
The Colleges for the education of the English, Irish, and Scotch Catholics in Paris, have, by a decree of the Emperor, been united into one establishment: and a course of Lectures on Philosophy is now delivering there in the Latin language.
Among the MSS. dug out from the ruins of Herculaneum, a fragment of a Latin Poem has been discovered, containing above 60 hexameter verses, which relate to the battle of Actium and the death of Cleopatra. The MS. is written in large letters, and all the words are separated by points, Some hopes are entertained, that this will prove to be the poem of Varius, the friend of Horace and of Virgil; and that the whole of that work will be recovered.
The number of young gentlemen, who received the degree of Bachelor of Arts, in the different Colleges in New England, in 1806, follows: At Harvard, in Cambridge, (Ms.) 41 Yale, New-Haven, (Con.) Brown, Providence, (R.I) Dartmouth, Hanover, (N.H.) Williams, Williamstown, (Ms.) 26 Middlebury, Middlebury, (Vt.) 14 Burlington, Burlington, (Vt.) 6 Bowdoin, Brunswick, (Me.) 7
Total, 210 In 1805, the whole number was 188 22
List of New Publications.
French. By N. G. Dufief. Second edition, with considerable additions and corrections. Vol. I. containing the conversation, phrases, and Le Lecteur Francais premiere parte. Philadelphia. John Watts. 1806. pp. 460.
Free Communion of all Christians at the Lord's Table; illustrated and defended, in a discourse. To which is added, a short specimen of the proceedings of the Baptist Church and Council, in their labour with, and withdrawing fellowship from the author. By Elder Simeon Snow, late Elder of a Baptist Church in Guil. ford. Greenfield. Denio.
An Epitome of Ecclesiastical History. By David S. Rowland, late Minister of the First Church in WindHartford. Lincoln & Gleason. The Trial of Virtue, a sacred poem; being a paraphrase of the whole book of Job, and designed as an explanatory comment upon the divine original, interspersed with critical notes upon a variety of its passages. In six parts. To which is annexed a dissertation on the book of Job. By Rev. Chauncey Lee, A. M. Pastor of a Church in Colebrook. Hartford. Lincoln and Gleason.
Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy, considered in its present state of improvement; describing, in a familiar and easy manner, the principal phenomena of nature; and shewing that they are cooperate in displaying the goodness, wisdom, and power of God. By the late George Adams, mathematical instrument maker to his majesty, &c. In four volumes. Illustrated with 43 large copperplates, elegantly engraved. This American edition, printed from the last London edition, edited by William Jones, is carefully revised
and corrected by Robert Patterson, professor of mathematics and teacher of natural philosophy, in the universi ty of Pennsylvania. Vol. I.. To this volume is subjoined, by the American editor, A brief outline or compendious system of modern chemistry: compiled from the latest publications on that subject. Price to subscribers $11,50 the set. Philadelphia. Woodward.
Travels in Louisiana and the Floridas, in the year 1802, giving a correct picture of those countries. Translat ed from the French, with notes, &c. By John Davis. 12mo. pp. 182. NewYork. Printed by and for I. Riley and Co.
Columbian Eloquence; being the speeches of the most celebrated American orators, as delivered in the late trial of the Hon. Samuel Chase, before the Senate of the United States. 3 vols. 12mo. Price $1,50. Balti
Discoveries made in exploring the Missouri, Red, and Washita rivers, and countries adjacent, by Captains Lewis and Clarke, Dr. Sibley, Wm. Dunbar, Esq. and Dr. Hunter; with an appendix, by Mr. Dunbar, not before published, containing lists of sta ges and distances on the Red and Washita rivers to the Hot Springs i lists of the most obvious vegetable productions of the Washita country, which are indigenous or growing without cultivation; notice of certain veg. etables, part of which are supposed to be new; of the medical properties of the salt springs, &c. 8vo. Natchez, Louisiana.
The Clergyman's Companion, containing the official offices of the Protestant Episcopal Church, used by the clergy of the said church in the discharge of their parochial rites. To which are added, Extracts from the writings of distinguished divines on the qualifications and duties of the clerical office. 12mo. Price $1,25. New-York. Peter A. Mesier. A discourse delivered at the dedication of the new academy in Frye burg, June 4, 1806. By Rev. Nathaniel Porter, A. M. Published at the request of the trustees. Portland. B. Wait. 8vo.
A Sermon preached at the ordina tion of the Rev. Nathan Waldo, A. B in Williamstown, Vt. Feb. 26, 1806.
By Elijah Parish, A. M. pastor of the church in Byefield, Mass. Hanover, N. H. Moses Davis. pp. 16.
Vol. II. Part I. of the New Cyclopedia, or Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences-To be completed in 20 vols. quarto. Formed upon a more enlarged plan of arrangement than the dictionary of Mr. Chambers. By Abraham Rees. $3 the half vol. Philadelphia. Bradford. Lemuel Blake, No. 1, Cornhill, agent in Bos
Biographical memoirs of lord viscount Nelson, with observations critical and explanatory. By John Charnock, author of the Biographia Navalis, &c. 8vo. pp. 350. Second American edition. Price $1,50 boards. Boston. Etheridge and Bliss.
Strictures on seven sermons, with an appendix, by Rev. Daniel Merrill, of Sedgwick, (Me.) on the Mode and Subjects of Baptism. In twelve scctions. By Joseph Field, A. M. pastor of the church in Charlemont. Northampton. Pomroy. 1806. pp. 88.
The Deity of Jesus Christ essential to the Christian Religion: a treatise on the Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, written originally in French. By James Abbadie, D. D. and Dean of Killaloe, in Ireland. A new edition of the English translation. Revised, corrected, and, in a few places, abridged. By Abraham Booth, A.M. Pastor of the Baptist Church, Goodman's Fields, London. Burlington, N; J. Ustick. pp. 324.
Proposals are issued for publishing, by subscription, a volume of sermons
by the Rev. JOSEPH WASHBURN, late pastor of a church of Christ in Farmington. To which will be added, the sermon of the Rev. Asahel Hooker, delivered on the occasion of Mr. Washburn's death. Price $1. Hartford. Lincoln & Gleason.
The profits arising from the sale of 1000 volumes, the least contemplated number, will be applied to the benefit of Mrs. Washburn, and her orphan children, left with slender means of support; and the work will prolong the memory of a worthy minister of Christ, and tend to promote the cause of religion. Subscriptions are received by E. Lincoln, Water Street.
ORDAINED at Bridgwater, on the 29th Oct. Rev. James Flint, to the Pastoral care of the Church and Society in the East Parish. The solemnities of the ordination commenced with a prayer by Rev. Mr. Gurney of Middleboro'. Sermon by Rev. Jacob Flint, of Cohasset, from 2 Tim. iv. 2. "Preach the word; be instant in sea-. son; out of season." Ordaining prayer by Rev. Mr. Sanger of South Bridgwater. Charge by Rev. Mr. Stone of Reading. Fellowship of the
The beneficial effects of Christianity on the temporal concerns of mankind. Proved from history and facts, by Bielby, Bishop of London.
Instruction and consolations to the aged, the sick and dying; extracted from the works of Richard Baxter. Being a sequel to the Rev. Adam Clarke's Abridgment of his Christian Directory. By S. Palmer.
A Supplement to the Dissertation on the Period of 1260 Years; by G. S. Faber, B. D. in 8vo. price 4s.
A Historical View of the Rise and Progress of Infidelity, with a Refutation of its Principles and Reasonings; preached at the Lecture founded by the Hon. Robert Boyle, in the Parish Church of St. Mary le Bow, from the year 1802 to the year 1805; by W. Van Mildert, M. A. Rector: in 2 vols. 8vo. London.
churches by Rev. Dr. Reed, of W. Bridgwater; and concluding prayer by Rev. Timothy Flint of Lunenberg.
Oct. 1st. Installed over the 3d Church and Society in North-Yarmouth, the Rev. John Dutton. The Rev. Mr. Smith of Turner, offered the introductory prayer. The Rev. Mr. Lyman of Bath, preached the sermon from Ezekiel iii. 17, "Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel, therefore hear the word at my mouth and give
them warning from me." The Rev. Mr. Gillet of Hallowell, offered the installing prayer. The Rev. Mr. Mosely of New-Gloucester, gave the charge. The Rev. Mr. Weston of
Memoirs of Mrs. Anne Hodge shall be concluded in our next.
Sweet the hour of tribulation,
The following tender and elegant little poem is from the pen of Mr. JAME's MONTGOMERY, the celebrated author of "The Wanderer of Switzerland."
Have you felt a kind emotion
Have you lost a friend, a brother?
Have you felt a spouse expiring
Grey, expressed the fellowship of the churches, and the Rev. Mr. Ward of New Milford, offered the concluding prayer.
Did not grief then grow romantic,
Yes! but when you had resign'd her,
One, one dear, one only child.
But before the green moss peeping,
THE JOY OF GRIEF.
A. on " the Piety of the Ancients," is received. We wish often to hear from this writer.
Leighton, on the Imprecations in Scripture, shall appear in our next.
We invite the particular attention of all, who are concerned for the purity and prosperity of our churches, to the pieces signed PASTOR.
Several communications, which have been some time delayed, shall appear in our next number.
Correspondents are requested to forward their communications early in the
THE CHRISTIAN'S ARMORY.
DECEMBER, 1806. [No. 7. VOL. II.
SOLEMN PROSPECTS AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE NEW YEAR.
IT is a just though trite remark, that the world in which we live is never stationary. It self, and all things in it, are suffering perpetual change. The effects produced in external na ture, by the revolutions of day and night, and by the regular succession of seasons from year to year, are obvious, even to the most common observer; and have often furnished the subject of many a delightful song, to those who have viewed them with a poetic eye.
Whilst multitudes of unthinking mortals spend their days and years in vanity, regarding, with a brutish insensibility, the most striking facts which the progress of time exhibits; let us be wise, and attend for a little to those solemn prospects, which the commencement of a new year opens to our view. Let us admit the possibility of dying in the course of it; and O that the writer, as well as every reader of this paper, might be enabled, through divine grace, suitably to improve the interesting prospect!
Though human society never becomes extinct, yet the individuals of which it is composed are continually changing. Every day that passes, removes many individuals from life; and the number must certainly be great, which each succeeding year consigns to their eternal home. Many, in every department of society, of every condition, of every age, and of every character, are cut down by the stroke of death; so that the places which they formerly occupied "know them now no more." Such changes have happened in all the years that are past, and similar events will undoubtedly occur, in those that are to come. Vol. II. No. 7. PP
"This year thou shalt die," was the message of God by the mouth of Jeremiah, to the false prophet Hananiah : "This year thou shalt die," is the voice of God this day, to many who are putting far from them the thoughts of death, and exulting in the hope of many future years of prosperity and joy.
Ye men of rank and figure, this message is addressed to many of you; who, placed in the commanding stations of society, are raised to a proud pre-eminence above your fellow creatures. This day ye are receiving the adulation and homage of servile dependents and flatterers;