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Electorate. The Elector is the chief of this persuasion; in his absence, the second minister, who presides in the Consistory, inspects the other sects. The whole of the ecclesiastical establishment announces the prevalence of toleration. It is true, that the Lutheran ministers receive part of the incomes formerly appropriated to the Catholics, but the destination of the benefactions is not changed, though communicated by different hands. The salaries of these ministers are respectable but moderate; and the clergy, in general, is most favourably and honourably spoken of by this traveller, who commends their attention to study, their manners, their simplicity, and their attachment to their country. The University of Gottingen, and other public literary establishments, are supported partly by the former revenues of certain great benefices, now secularized, and partly by other Romish endowments, now suppressed.
Among the literary productions of Germany, which have lately excited general attention, is a work recently published in Leipzig by Dr. John Charles Woetzel; in which he affirms very positively, that his departed wife has twice appeared to him. The first time, he says, was during the night; the second in open day-light, when he was perfectly awake. He says, she spoke to him in an audible voice. The author brings philosophi cal arguments in proof of the possibility of such a fact. He published this work at first without his name, but being publicly called on to avow himself, he obeyed, and added "Further Explanations," in a second pamphlet. On a subject like this, opponents were to be expected of course. Among these are enumerated, 1st. Canalich's Thoughts respecting the human soul, its existence and appearance after death. Leipzig. 1805. 2d. Chelmuth's Epistle to Dr. W. relative to his wife's appearing, &c. 3d. Wieland's Euthanasia, three dialogues, on existence after death, &c.
All these authors insist that Dr. W. was partly deceived by others, partly deluded by his own imagination. They adduce arguments from moral and natural philosophy, in opposition to his hypothesis, and, indeed, are led by the impulse of their opposition, to
promulgate principles subversive of truth itself. Wieland even thinks that departed spirits know nothing of their former relations and affections. In medio tutissimus. That the departed spirit should associate itself with the affairs of this life would imply a very imperfect separation from its earthly residence. On the other hand, to suppose that it should have no recollection whatever of the "deeds done in the body," amounts to a denial of the retribution justly due to virtue and vice; a sense of which seems to be almost instinctive in the human mind, which the wiser heathen admitted and expected, and which is one of the very foundations of Christianity.
A Military Almanack for 1805, with plates. 12mo. has been published at Berlin.
The author also communicates information on the condition and organization of the Russian army, in its present state. He calculates its amount at 425,000 men: whereas Storch, who appears to have obtained more accurate estimates, gives 493,000, for its true total. This work contains other articles interesting to military men: with plates and a map.
Tyroler Almanack: The Ty. rol Almanack for 1805. Among other information, as well historical as local, this number states the popula tion of the Tyrol, including the bishoprics of Trent and Brixen, at 686,466 inhabitants in the year 1804.
The city of Lindau was ceded to Austria in that year.
Essay on the Sclavonian inhabitants of the Austrian monarchy. By Jo seph Rohrer.
Under the general name of Sclaves, or Sclavonians, the author includes Morlachians, Croates, Sclavonians,
Wendescans, Mazaracians, Goralians, Hanacians, Copanie zars, and Czechs. Most of these reside in the mountainous parts; are of robust constitutions, and capable of supporting the fatigues of military duty. Their whole number is estimated at
List of New Publications.
PRECIOUS Truth; or, some points in gospel doctrine vindicated; in a series of letters addressed to Christians of every denomination. By Rev. John Anderson. To which is added, "The stone rolled away," a sermon. Pittsburgh. Zadok Cramer.
An Inaugural Őration, delivered at the Author's Installation, as Boylston professor of rhetoric and oratory, at Harvard university, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. By John Quincy Adams. Boston, 1806. Munroe and Francis.
A discourse, occasioned by the death of Thomas Allen, jun. Esq. one of the representatives of the town of Pittsfield in the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, who died in Boston, March 22, 1806. By Thomas Allen, A. M. pastor of the church in Pittsfield. 8vo. Pittsfield. P. Allen.
Letters addressed to the editor of "a collection of the essays on the subject of Episcopacy, which originally appeared in the Albany Centinel, with additional notes and remarks." Albany. Backus and Whiting.
A sermon delivered on the last Thanksgiving, at Washington, Mass. By W. G. Ballantine, A. M. Stockbridge.
A discourse on sacred music, delivered before the Essex Musical Association at their annual meeting, Boxford, September 10, 1804. By Leonard Woods, A. M. Salem. Joshua Cushing.
A geographical chart of the principal states and kingdoms of the known world. Amherst, N. H. Joseph Cushing.
The secret history of the Court of St. Cloud, a new and highly interesting work. I. Watts, Philadelphia, and I. Riley and Co. New York.
A sermon delivered at Hingham, Lord's day, May 5, 1805. By Henry Ware, A. M. Occasioned by the
14,115,071. The Sclavonians of the county of Arve, furnish the most portly grenadiers of the Austrian ar-, my.. They have some industry: but much remains to be done to render' their civilization complete.
dissolution of his pastoral relation to the First Church of Christ in Hing. ham, and removal to the office of Pro. fessor of Divinity in the university at Cambridge, Boston. E. Lincoln,
The three first volumes of the life and pontificate of Leo the tenth. By William Roscoe. 8vo. pp. 1st vol. 464; 2d vol. 422; 3d vol. 460. Philadelphia. Lorenzo Press of E. Bronson.
Letters from Europe, during a tour through Switzerland and Italy, in the years 1801 and 1802. Written by a native of Pennsylvania. In two volumes. Philadelphia. A. Bartram
and T. Dobson. 1805.
A sermon, preached before the Massachusetts Missionary Society, at their annual meeting in Boston, May 28, 1805. By Paul Litchfield, A. M. Salem. Joshua Cushing.
Sacred and profane history epitomized; with a continuation of modern history to the present time. To which is added, an account of the feudal system, the crusades, chival ry, the reformation and the revival of learning. By Benjamin Tucker. Philadelphia. Jacob Johnson.
A new year's sermon, delivered at Duxborough, by the pastor of the church in that place. 1806.
A syllabus of the history of Eng-. land; to which is appended, a tour through the southern parts of Great Britain, designed to aid the pupil in acquiring a knowledge of some of the principal cities, towns, places, manufactories, and natural curiosi-, ties of England. By Stephen Addington, principal of Union academy, Philadelphia. D. Hogan.
A sermon preached before the Massachusetts Missionary Society at their annual meeting in Boston, May 27, 1806. By Joseph Barker, A. M.
Salem. H. Pool.
The poems of Ossian, translated] by James Macpherson, Esq. 2 vols. 12mo. Price $2,25. First American
edition. New York. I. and T. Ronals and Evert Duyckinck.
The charges of Jean Baptiste Massillon, Bishop of Clermont, addressed to his clergy: to which are added, two essays, the one part on the art of preaching, and the other on the composition of a sermon. By Rev. Theophilus St. John. 8vo. 1 vol. New York. Brisban and Brannan.
God the Guardian of the poor, and the bank of faith; or, a display of the providences of God, which have at sundry times attended the author. In two parts. By William Huntington. From the 7th London edition. 8vo. pp. 221. Boston. B. Pike. Williamson's explanation of the Assembly's shorter catechism. Philadelphia. D. Hogan.
Alleine's alarm to unconverted sinhers. Printed in the German language. Lancaster. Pennsylvania.
The Mourning Husband. A dis
On the 19th of June, the Rev. James P. Wilson was installed pastor of the first Presbyterian Congregation in Philadelphia. The Rev. James Boyd of Newtown presided on
course at the funeral of Mrs. Thankful Church, late consort of the Rev. John H. Church, pastor of the church in Pelham, N. H. April 15, 1806. By Leonard Woods. A. M. Newburyport. E. W. Allen, and Thomas and Whipple. 1806.
Short discourses to be read in families. By William Jay. 2 vols. 8vo. London.
A fourth volume of the sermons of President Davies, from authentic MS. has lately been published in England.
Expository discourses on the book of Genesis, interspersed with practical reflections. By Andrew Fuller. 2 vols. 8vo.
We are sorry to hear of the death of that celebrated and useful traveller, MUNGO PARK; to whom the civilized world is indebted for much important knowledge of the interior of Africa, and from whom we hoped to have received a valuable addition to his former discoveries. We announced to our readers some time since, that this traveller had entered, the beginning of this year, on a second tour of discoveries into Africa. It appears from the public journals and papers, that in March, 1805, he landed at Goree, whence he proceeded, accompanied by 35 soldiers, under the command of a lieutenant, to Fatatenda, on the river Gambia; whence, after making the necessary arrangements, he proceeded to the nearest point on the river Niger, on the banks of which it was his intention to ensamp during the rainy season, and then to explore the course of the rivOne man of his party had died before he left Fatatends, which was
The works of Dr. Isaae Watts, (being the last of the practical works) 8vo. with a newly written life of the author prefixed.
the occasion; the Rev. Doctor William M. Tennent of Abington preached the sermon, and the Rev. Jonathan Freeman of Bridgtown delivered the charge to the minister and people.
about the middle of April. Accounts since received state, that Mr. Park and his party penetrated about 1500 miles into the interior of Africa, to Sago, a walled city, considered the largest in Africa; where the king, after he had shown them the curiosities of the place, ordered them to be cruelly and brutally murdered. The account of this melancholy affair was brought by some traders, who have arrived at Rio Pongus. It is feared this event, should it prove true, will damp the ardor for making discoveries in this part of the world.
We announce, with regret, the death of the Rev. MATTHIAS BURNET, D. D. of Norwalk, Connecticut, a worthy minister of Jesus Christ.
In this town, on the 20th inst. RICHARD SMITH, a respectable religious character, and a deacon of the Second Baptist Church. He attended public worship on the Sabbath, and died in the evening.
To give room for the interesting life of Mr. Tennent, we have been obliged to discontinue, for this number, the life of Luther, and to omit several communications prepared for insertion.
We invite the particular attention of our readers to a piece on Religious Sincerity, inserted in this number, which is from the pen of a highly respected foreign correspondent.
Z. will accept our thanks for his seasonable, pious, and useful thoughts, excited by the late eclipse. We wish an early communication of the remainder for the next number.
PASTOR'S Survey of the Churches, No. 3, shall, if possible, appear in our next number.
We are happy, after so long silence, to hear again from our esteemed and able correspondent, CONSTANS. We hope soon to gratify our readers with his seventh Letter to a Brother.
IMPARTIALITY is received. It is our pleasure to gratify our friends and correspondents in all cases consistent with the nature of our work, especially where the honour of American literature is concerned. We readily admit, with our correspondent, that the Review in the Anthology, referred to, and several others in that work, deserve severe censure, as being without correct taste, and indicating not only strong prejudices against the genius and literature of our country, but in other respects a very bad spirit. But as it is our fixed determination to avoid filling our consecrated pages with angry and fruitless controversy on any subjects, our correspondent, we presume, will readily excuse us in declining his request, and in advising him to seck another and more appropriate channel for his communication. The wishes of his friend can be better fulfilled by us in a different way.
We have on our files, reviews of a number of sermons lately preached, and of other recent publications, which shall appear, as fast as the pages in that department of our work will admit them.
AGENTS FOR THE PANOPLIST.
Messrs. CUSHING & APPLETON, Salem; THOMAS & WHIPPLE, Newbury. port; W. BUTLER, Northampton; WHITING & BACKUS, Albany; GEORGE RICHARDS, Utica; COLLINS & PERKINS, New York; W. P. FARRAND Philadelphia; ISAAC BEERS & Co. New Haven, O. D. Cook, Hartford; BENJAMIN CUMMINS, Windsor, Vt.; JOSEPH CUSHING, Amherst, N. H.; Mr. DAVIS, Hanover, N. H.; Rev. ALVAN HYDE, Lee, Me.; J. KENNE. DY, Alexandria.
WHEN the late Rev. George ance had supported his spirits, or Whitefield was last in this coun-' that he should, before now, have try, Mr. Tennent paid him a visit sunk under his labour. He then as he was passing through New appealed to the ministers around Jersey. Mr. Whitefield and a him, if it were not their great number of other clergymen, comfort that they should soon go among whom was Mr. Tennent, to rest. They generally assentwere invited to dinner by a gen- ed, excepting Mr. Tennent, who tleman in the neighbourhood sat next to Mr. Whitefield in siwhere the late Mr. William Liv- lence; and by his countenance ingston, since governor of New discovered but little pleasure in Jersey, resided, and who, with the conversation. On which, several other lay gentlemen, Mr. Whitefield turning to him, were among the guests. After and tapping him on the knee, dinner, in the course of an easy said, “Well! brother Tennent, and pleasant 'conversation, Mr. you are the oldest man amongst Whitefield adverted to the diffi- us, do you not rejoice to think, culties attending the gospel min- that your time is so near at hand, istry, arising from the small suc- when you will be called home and cess with which their labours freed from all the difficulties atwere crowned. He greatly la- tending this chequered scene?" mented, that all their zeal, active Mr. T. bluntly answered, “I ity and fervour availed but little ; have no wish about it.” Mr. W. said that he was weary with the pressed him again ; and Mr. T. burdens and fatigues of the day ; again answered, “ No Sir, it is declared his great consolation no pleasure to me at all, and if was, that in a short time his work you knew your duty, it would be would be done, when he should none to you. I have nothing to depart and be with Christ; that do with death ; my business is the prospect of a speedy deliver- to live as long as I can--as well Vol. II. No. 3.