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of the present day were pointed out tents. This, however, will convince by Baxter and others.
the reader, that if other excellent A Howard indeed, was at once the men have occupied the Foreign, our author and executor of his own worthy author chiefly directs his at. plan: a plan as full of genius as it tention to the Home Department of was of humanity, a voyage of dis Christian benevolence. covery, a circunmavigation of cha- eomprehends the Importance, Exrity.” The book before us, it is cellence, Opportunity, and Reward justly said by the present editor, of doing good. He represents the contains not the idle speculations of Duty of doing good to our own an ingenious theorist, but the faith- Souis, Relations, Servants, ful transcript of a boly life. The Neighbours, and Religious Con. author, by his own practice, has nexions; and he concludes with demonstrated their practicability to Proposals for this purpose to Minisothers, and encourages every indi- ters, Schoolmasters, Churches, Ma. vidual reader, whatever may be his gistrates, Physicians, Rich Men, share of capacity, or his sphere of Ladies, Lawyers, and Societies. action, to hope that he may do some good in the world. The late celebrated Dr. Franklin,
LITERARY NOTICES. in a lelter to the author, says,
Volumes I to VII, of the New s. When I was a boy, ļ met with a
Edition of Hall's I'orks, have been book, entitled, Essays to do regularly published once a quarter : good ;” which, I think, was written of these, Vols. I and II contain the by your father.
It had been so Contemplations; Vols. III and IV, liitle regarded by its former posses- the Exposition of Hard Texts; Vol. sor, that several leaves of it were V is the Bishop's Sermons; Vol. VI, torv out; but the remainder gave
his Devotional Writings; and Vols. nie such a turn of thinking, as to
VII and Vii), his Praciical. . Vol. have an influence on my conduct IX, containing the whole of his Pothrough life ; for I have always set lemical Works, which should, in re. a greater value on the character of gular course, bave appeared at Mid. a doer of gocd, than any other kind summer, will be delayed a month of reputation, and if I have been, two, by its magnitude (ex. as you scem to think, a useful citi tending to about 800 pages) and zen, the public owes the advantage the greai quantity of Notes. Vol. of it to that book."
X, including the Miscellaneous The reviewer of this article must Works, with a Life, Glossary, Index, be permittci to say, That the Chris- &c. will appear in the winter. tian world is much indebted for a A New Work has been commenced now and improved cdition of this at New York, entitled, “ The Chris excellent book ; boi the limits as- tian's Magazine,” to be published signed to it will not permit him to quarterly; of which Dr. Mason is insert more than a sketch of its Con- the respectable Editor.
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PERSECUTION IN CHINA. The following curious and very interesting Paper, translated by a literary
Gentlemani ał Canton, has been transmitted to us by a Friend in India : Imperial Edict of the Emperor of
decision on this occasion, how are
these Chinu, 10th Year of Kia King,
doctrines to be sup. A. D. 1805.
pressed ? - and how shall we stop
their insinuating progress? “The Supreme Criminal Court has “ The books of the Christian reli. reported to us the trial, investiga- gion must originally have been writtion, and sentence of that tribunal ten in the Luropean languages; and against Chin-yo-vang, a native of in that state, were incapable of inthe province of Canton, who had fluencing the minds of our subjects, been discovered to have received or of propagating the doctrine in privately a map and sundry letters this country ; but the books lalely from the European Te-tien-tse (Fa- discovered are all of them printed in ther Odeadato, a Catholic Mission- the Chinese characier. With what ary at Pekin); and also regarding view, it is needless to enquire; for several other persons who had been it is sufficient, that in this country found guilty of teaching and pro- such means must not be employeil pagating the doctrines of the Chris. to seduce our simple peasantry to tian religion.
the knowledge and belief of those ** The Europeans who adhere to the tenets ; and much less can it be sufChristian faith, act conformably to fered to operate thus on the minds the customs established in those coun- of our Tartar subjects, as the most tries, and are not prohibited from serious effects are to be apprehended doing so by our laws. Their esta fiom ii on the hearts and minds of blishments at Pekin were originally the people. founded with the auspicious view of "With respect to Chin-yo-vang, adopting the western method in our who had taken charge of the letters ; astronomical calculations; and Eur Cbui-ping-te, a private of infantry ropeans of every nation, who have under the Chinese banner, who was been desirous of studying and prac- discovered teaching the doctrine in tising the same at this court, have a church; Lieu-cao-tung, Siaoreadily been permitted to come and ching-ting, Chu-chang-tay, and the resiile upon the above establish- private soldier Vang-neu-te, who ments ; but from the beginning, severally superintended the congrethey were restricted from maintain- gations of Christians, as they have ing intercourse with, and exciting been respectively convieted of controubles anong our subjects. veying letters, or employing other
"Nevertheless, Te-tien-tse has had means for extending their sect and the audacity secretly to propagate' doctrine, it is our pleasure to conand teach his doctrines to the vari- firm the sentence of the court; acous persons mentioned in the Re- cording to which they shall seveport; and he has not only worked rally be sent into banishment at Elu, in the minds of the sinple peasantry in Tartary, and become slaves and women,
but even many of our among the Elenths; and previous Tartar subjects have been persuaded to their departure, shall wear each to believe and coniorm to his reli- of them the heavy cangue for three gion; and it appears that no less months, that their chastisement may than thirty-one books upon the Eu- be corrective and exemplary. ropean religion have been printed - The conduct of the lemaie peasant by his order in the Chinese charac- Chin-yang-shy, who undertook to ter.
superintend a.congregation of her s Unless we act with severity and own sex, is still more odious. She
therefore, shall also be banished to him to Ge-ho, in Tartary, where it Elu, and reduced to the condition
is our pleas!ıre he should remain, a of a slave at the military station, prisoner in the guard-house of the instead of being indulged with the Eleaths; and be subject to the sufemale privilege of redeeming the perintendance and visitation of the punishment by a fine.
noble inagistrate Kingki, who muist 66 The peasant Kun-han, who was
carefully prevent him from having employed in distributing letters for any correspondence or communicathe congregation, and in persuad- tion with the Tarlars in that peighing others to assist in their niinis ry, bourhood.
-- and likewise the soldier Tung- “ The noble officer Chang-fae, who bing-shen, who contumaciously re- has hitherto superintended the Cusisted the repeated exhoriations ropean establisliments, having been made to him to renounce his errors,
ignorant of what was going forward shall respectively wear the common in his department, and having made cangue for three months; and after
no investigation or enquiries during the expiration of that term, under- the time that Te-tjen-tse was writing go banishment to Elu, and become letters, printing books, and spread. slaves among the Eleuths.
ing his religion, has proved himself “ The soldiers Chen-ping-te, Vang- insufficient and unworthy of his stameu-te, and Tung-lien-shen, who tion; wherefore, we direct the Inhave gone astray, and willingly be- terior Council of State io take cogcome proselytes to the European nizance of his misconduct: doctrine, are really unworthy to be "in like manner, it is our desire eonsidered as men; and their names that the Council of Slale take cogshail be erased from ihe lists of those nizance of the neglect and inattenserving under our banners. The 'tion ascribable to the Military Comcountrymen Vang-shy-ping, Ko- manders who suffered the soldiers tien-fo, Yu-se-king, and Vu-si-man ; under their orders to be corrupted and the soldiers serving in the Chi- with these foreign doctrines; and nese infantry, Tung-ming, Tung-se, then report to us the report of their and Cheu-yung-tung, have each of deliberations, in order that we may them repented and renounced their refer the adjudication of punisherrors, and inay therefore be dis
ment to the proper court. charged from confinement; but as - " The Council of State shall morethe fear of punishment may have over, in concurrence with the Suhad more effect in producing their preme Criminal Court, appoint cerrecantation than any sincere dispo- tain officers to examine all the books sition to reforın, it is necessary that of the Christian doctrine which the magistrates and miliary officers, have been discovered ; after which in whose jurisdiction they may be, they shall, without exception, be should keep a strict watch over commiited to the flames, together them; and inflict a punismeni with the printing-blocks from n hich doubly severe, if they shouid relapse the impressions were taken. into iheir former errors.
"'The Governor and other Magis. "s Te-lien-ise, who is a European, trates of Peking, and the Comeniertained in our service at conrl, manders of troops stationed at the having so far forgot his duty, and capital, shall strictly attend to the disobeyed the laws, as to print books subject of these instructions; and and otherwise contrive io dissemi- severally address edicts to the solnate his doctrines, is guilty of a very diers and people in their respective odious offence. The alternative pre- jurisdictions, declaring that all perposed by the court of dismissing sons brenceforth, frequenting the him to his native country, or of re- Europeans, in order to learn their manding him from the prison to his doctrines, will be punished with the station at Pinill, is very inadequate utmost rigor of the law, without to his crime. We therefore direct exception or abatement, for having that the Supreme Military Court do aced in defiance of the present probia appoint an officer to take charge of bition. As for the rest, we confirm the said Te-tein-tse, and conduct the sentence of the court Khin-tse."
of my dear Lady Hamilton.” After which he said, "Now I am satisfied !
Thank God, I have done my duży!" DEATH OF LORD NELSON.
Soon after this, he became very The circumstances attending the low; his breathing was oppressed, death of this great man, cannot be and his voice faint. He said to Dr. uninteresting to our readers ; we Scott, “ Doctor, I have not been a therefore select a fe of them from great sinner;" and after a short Dr. Beattie's authentic narrative :
pause, “Remember, that I leave “ It was about fifteen minutes Lady Hamilton and my (adopted) after one o'clock that he received his daughter Horatia, as a legacy to iny mortal wound, by a shot from the country; and,” added he,“ never mizen-top of the Redoubtable, an forget Horatia." His thirst now juenemy's ship, which was then close creased, and he often called “ Drink, to the Victory. The ball struck the drink, fan, far,” &c. These words epaulette on his left shoulder, and
were spoken in a very rapid manner, penetrated his chest. He fell with which rendered his articulation dif. his face on the deck, and was soon ficult; but he every now and then, carried down to the surgeons in ihe with evident increase of pain, made cockpit. From the first, he consi- a greaier effort with his vocal powers, dered the wound to be morta!; and and pronounced distinctly these last thought the ball had broken his words, “ Thank God, I have done back : – in fact, it did lodge in the my duty!" --- and ihis sentiment he back-bone.
continued to repeat as long as he “ His Lordship soon felt an ardent was able to give it utlerance. He thirst; and frequently called for remained speechless about five midrink, and to be fanned with paper, nutes, and ilien expired. making use of these words, " Fan, 6. From the time of his being fan,”and “Drink, drink.” Lemonade wounded till his death, a period of and wine and water were occasion about two hours and forty-five mially given him. He was very anxious nutes elapsed; and the last distant to sce Captain Hardy, and to know guns that were fired at the eneiny's the state of the battle ; and lived to ships which were making off, were be informed that twelve or fourteen heard a minute or two before he dicho of the enemy's ships had struck.
paried.” “ He was fully sensible oi bis dan- Our readers will make their own ger; and when hopes were held-out reflections on the death of this great to him, that lie might possibly re- man, who had been the honoured cover, and enjoy the victory of the intrument of defending his country day, he constantly declared, " It is
on many important and memorable all over : I know that nothing can occasions, and who at last expired in be done for me. My extremitics ils defence. But it would have 218 are cold; and I feel a gushing of forded peculiar satisfaction to the blood
every minute within my pious mind to have heard, that in breast."
the near approach of dissolution, le “ When Capt. Hardy came down had expressed a humble sense visin, to see him, he shook hands with him, and the hope of a Christian in the and took a most affectionate leave, merits of the glorious Redeemer, and telling him, that he felt that in a
in ibe efficacy of that blood which few minutes he should be no more ; cleanscth froin all sin. adding, in a low tone, “ Don't throw me overboard, Hardy.” The Captain answered, 'Oh, no, certainly not!' " Ther," replied his Lordship, you
Extract of a Letter from a Swiss know what to do *; and,
Merchant, at St. Gall. tinued he, “ take care of iny drar I would fain ask you, To what Lady Hamilton, Hardy ; – take care place a man should now go to enjoy
* Alluding to some wishes previously expressed by bis Lordship to Captain Hardy, respecting the place of his intermeut.
perfect security? but you would answer, -The name of the Lord is a soon ask me in return, What kind of tower of safety; thither the rightesecurity I mean, – whether security ous fieeth, and is protected : there of liberty, property, reputation, we find our shelter and security ! life, &c.? These, alas! it would be This fortress hath never been brought at present in vain to seek, and we to capitulate; - whatever bulwarks
must continually keep our minds have been, and still are raised A prepared for the contrary ; but if against it, vain has been, and vajn
we do this with child-like confidence must ever be, all the labour which in the Lord, the pain which attends the enemy employs to overthrow it. our loss will be diminished, and the The Lord hath not yet forsaken, joy with which we view our unfad- nor ever will forsake his people: he ing treasure augmented : but if it remains their hope, joy, health, and be asked, Where security for the peace ! With the tenderness of a more noble part of our being is to mother, he leaveth them wheresobe found?
confi- ever they go. To our God be the dently give ourselves the consolatory glory!
then we may
MISSIONARY SOCIETY. Letters have been received from New York, bringing the following, pleasing intelligence : That Mr. Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon, and Mr. and Mrs. Lee, arrived there in safety on the 20th of April, after a telious and fatiguing voyage of 79 days. Our readers will recollect, that they were exposed to the inost imminent danger on their own shores; being driven from their anchorage in the Downs, on the 17th of February, by a dreadful storin, that proved fatal to many: after which, they were beat about from shore to shore for eight days; so that it was 27 days from their embarking at Gravesend, before they lost sight of their native island. The wind then becoming favourable, they reached the Banks of Newfoundland in 11 days (which was about two-thirds of their passage). During this part of their voyage, they encountered but one considerable storm.
This was extremely violent, and they thonght themselves in much danger; but they were enabled to preserve the composure of their minds, and to leave themselves, with calmness, in the hands of their Lord, who made the earth and the seas. The vessel was mercifully preserved ; so that no ship they heard of weathered the storm with so little damage as iheirs.
They were now inapeded in their progress lay a strong wind from the west, which continued almost a month ; at the close of which they were as far from their desiinced port as at the beginning of it. Their patience was severely tried; and some ungodly men on board rcproached their piety, by saying, that's the praying of the Missionaries brought no better a wind than incir swearing.' At length, however, it appeared for what purpose they were so long detained by a contrary wind ; for, on the 4th of April, they were the happy instruments of saving the whole crew of a ship that had been in distress for many days: the Merchant, Capt. Bennett, 15 days from New York, and bound to Amsterdam. . She had sprung a leak; and sunk soon after they had taken the peop.e on board.
After this, the weather was more favourable; and they reached New York, April 20; where they were received with truly Chrisiian kindness by Its. Mason, Rodgers, Livingston, M.Knight, Milldollar, Millar, and other friends.
Shortly after their arrival, it was thought expedient for Mr. Morrison, &c. to go over to Philadelphia, to secure ships for their conveyance to the
Al that cily also much Christian aitention was shewn to them by Drs. Staughten, Millar, Hey; Mr. Paterson, Mr. Ralston, and others. They has also the pleas ire of meeting with good Capt. Wickes, wbo had Just relurged from Bengai; and who acquainted then fully with the stale of Missionary atlairs in that country.