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" without holiness no man can see the works of the Rev. David Blair. Though Lord,' and that this holiness is the nat- this prolific writer is understood to be ural fruit of acceptable faith, is illustrat- altogether a fictitious personage, the ed in all its practical importance, and superiority of his works gave them an with the hand of a master. Of the extensive circulation in England, and writer we only know that he is the has led to the republication of some of pastor of the church in which the la- them here. The books before us, how. mented Dr Abbott, of Beverly, spent ever, are original, and are divided into the earlier years of his ministry. And periods, or epochs, marked by certain we can only say, that if these sermons prominent events, at the close of each are a specimen of the general spirit and of which, we have sketches of the tendency of his preaching, we should lives of distinguished characters, and welcome any other productions of his general views of manners and customs. pen as valuable aids to the cause of Striking descriptions, and lively details, practical Christianity.
are occasionally thrown in, to give interest to the study, and impress the important events with which they are associ.
ated, on the memory. Questions are 46. Outlines of the History of Ancient Rome, added to assist teachers in the examinaembracing its Antiquities; on the Plan of the
tion of their pupils. kev. David Blair. Adapted to the Use of Schools in the United States. With Engrav
The division of history into epochs, ings. Boston. S. G. Goodrich. 1828. lomo. or periods, for the purposes of instruc
tion, has been objected to as being 47. Outlines of the History of England on the artificial and unprofitable. But it seems Plan of the Rev. David Blair. Adapted to the
to us not only the most natural, but Use of Schools in the United States. With Engravings. Boston. S. G. Goodrich. 1828. the most effectual method of fixing 18mo. pp. 391.
different occurrences permanently in the THESE works are part of a series of mind. On the whole, we recommend histories for the use of schools, on these works as being in general as hapthe general plan of the books for edu- pily suited to the purposes of instruction cation published in England, as the as any within our knowledge.
Unitarian Mission at Calcutta.—To Dr Gray of Roxbury; Selections from the Editor of the Christian Examiner. Scripture by the Rev. Mr Brooks of
SIR,-By a recent arrival from Cal. Hingham; Dedicatory Prayer by the cutta, I have learned that Mr Adam Rev. Dr Lowell of Boston; Sermon has retired from the missionary service by the Rev. Mr Whitney, pastor of the there, and has returned to a secular Society; Concluding Prayer by the employment. I am looking for a letter Rev. Dr Porter of Roxbury. from England, on the receipt of which I shall probably be able to give you full Dedication in Athol.-A new information on the subject. I will now Church in Athol was solemnly dedicatonly add, that, much as I feel that this ed to the service of God on Wednesday event is to be regretted, Mr Adam will the 3d of December; Introductory not, in consequence of it, in any meas- Prayer and Reading of Selections from ure lose the respect and confidence of the Scriptures by the Rev. Mr Bascom his friends.
Respectfully, of Ashby; Dedicatory Prayer' by the Joseph TUCKERMAN.' Rev. Mr Wellington of Templeton;
Sermon by the Rev. Mr Easterbrook, Dedication in Quincy.-On Wed- pastor of the society; Concluding Pra nesday, November 12th, the new Con- by the Rev. Mr Harding of New Salem. gregational Church in Quincy was solemnly dedicated to the service of Dedication in Natick-On ThursGod. Introductory Prayer by the Rev. day, November 20th, a new church in Natick was solemnly dedicated to the North Bridgewater; Address to the service of God. Introductory Prayer Church and Society by the Rev. Mr by the Rev. Mr Wight of East Sud- Huntoon of Canton; Concluding Pray. bury; Reading of the Scriptures by the er by the Rev. Mr Kent of Duxbury. Rev. Mr White of Dedham ; Dedicatory Prayer by the Rev. Mr Sawyer Ordination in Hubbardston.-On of Dover; Serinon by the Rev. Dr Thursday, November 13th, the Rev. Lowell of Boston; Concluding Pray- Abner D. Jones was ordained Pastor of er by the Rev. Dr Saunders of Med- the First Congregational Church and field.
Society in Hubbardston. Introductory
Prayer by the Rev. Mr Clark of Prince. Ordination in East Bridgewater.- ton; Selections from Scripture by the On Wednesday, November 19th, the Rev. Mr Osgood of Sterling; Sermon Rev. Eliphalet P. Crafts was ordained by the Rev. Dr Thayer of Lancaster. Pastor of the First Congregational Ordaining Prayer by the Rev. Mr Church and Society in East Bridgewat- Thompson of Barre; Charge by the
Introductory Prayer by the Rev. Rev. Mr Harding of New Salem; Right Mr Brooks of Hingham; Sermon, by Hand of Fellowship by the Rev. Mr the Rev. Mr Barrett of Boston; Pray- Lincoln of Fitchburg; Address by the er of Ordination by the Rev. Dr Porter Rev. Mr Wellington of Templeton; of Roxbury; Charge by the Rev. Mr Concluding Prayer by the Rev. Mr Clarke of Norton ; Right Hand of Fel. Hill of Worcester. lowship by the Rev. Mr Goldsbury of
DIED, in Boston, November 18th, and moral characteristics which are the 1828, Mrs Louisa GREELE, wife of deep and everlasting foundations of hapDeacon Samuel Greele, aged 36.
piness. The departed speak to the world they Our friend was distinguished for unhave left with an eloquence and a pow. common rectitude in her purposes and er which flows not from living tongues. conduct. And this rectitude was of In this beginning place of existence, that highest, holiest kind, which springs all human excellence is still imperfect; from clear, rational thinking, and cheer. but when this excellence has gone ful views of God, religion, and duty. hence forever, we are not disposed to She did right, because so to do is retain in our keeping the thought that conforming to the great law of the uniit was imperfect. We would bury the verse ; is acting in accordance with frailties of our friends when we consign those immutable principles which the their bodies to the dust. Their charac. great Father of all has established for ters visit our remembrance, purified and the good of his children. sacred; and like messengers from a Another very striking trait was bebetter world, they inspire us with the nevolence. The second grand law of love, if not persuade us to the practice Christianity was written on her heart, of virtue.
was most fully interpreted in all her It is thus we think of the departed relations with the world around her. friend whose name we have mentioned. It was not in regard to dear kindred But the recollections of her has an un- and particular friendships only, that she usually prevailing influence, for it is no laid aside self; her kindly sympathies, ordinary character that she has left to her active philanthropy reached through our contemplation.
all degrees of acquaintance, all grades Mrs Greele possessed native traits of of rank, to the remotest circle of human mind and manners, and some shining condition. There are those who reacquirements, which gave her superior member long, patient watchings, and, attractions in social intercourse. These as it were, all a sister's tender solicigifts of nature and circumstance, we tude, over the sick bed of the compass over, to dwell on those religious parative stranger. There are those, who, discouraged in prospects, and for. DIED, in Charlestown, N. H. Delorn in heart, found in her house a cember 2, 1828, Miss ELIZA ANN welcome, and in her sympathy a re- DELANO, aged 24. kindling of hope, a renewal of power to The early departure of this excelgo forth and endeavour again. Her lent young wounan has been the occabenevolence extended beyond mere sion of no ordinary sorrow. She was general kind attentions. She possessed distinguished by the most estimable the peculiar faculty of entering into all qualities both of mind and heart. With those many little circumstances that an understanding of a high order, and have the keeping of the secret places of cultivated with care, she united those one's peace; and she could therefore amiable virtues, which peculiarly ensorrow with the sorrowing and rejoice deared her to her relations and particuwith the rejoicing, to a far greater degree lar friends; and rendered her an obthan most who cannot thus draw forth ject of interest to all, who enjoyed the the more inward heart.
privilege of her acquaintance. She What are deemed the proprieties of was also an example of cheerful, raetiquette, and the dignity of rank, often tional, and fervent piety. Though her withhold many from kind deeds or be- cheerfulness was occasionally interruptnevolent tokens; but when a hearted by the variableness of this shadowy might be made happier, she forgot fac- scene; yet soon would the intervening titious distinctions, in the feeling that to cloud be dispelled by reflections from all called human belongs one common those higher and brighter objects which nature. She was most surely one of clouds are unable to reach. However those examples of christian charity, one her feelings might vary with regard to of those imitators of Heaven, whose re- other objects, her religion was uniformgards, like the sunlight, fall on all ly associated with cheerfulness. She within reach.
regarded her Maker as a father; and Notwithstanding all her engaging could look to him with the confidence, and excellent qualities, few thought which such a relation inspires. Guided more humbly of themselves. She was by religious principles, she arrived at very diffident of her powers of pleasing, the hope of the righteous, which is gladand with true sincerity she greatly un- ness; and it did not forsake her in the dervalued the merits of her heart and closing scene. Her reason frequently her life.
wandered; but during all her rational Such was the lamented one, who, un- intervals she enjoyed that hope, which der sudden and violent disease, cheer is emphatically the anchor of the soul. fully resigned herself to death, sustained She was eminently one of those, who by å trust in God and a hope of heaven. live not unto themselves. It was her We have omitted to mention many mi- delight to do good unto all, as she had nuter traits in her character and pecu- opportunity: Exhibiting virtue in its liar circumstances in her life, which most engaging form, she exerted a peserve as lasting mementos to her friends. culiar, and most salutary influence on We have presented excellencies which the young. Her lessons of instruction should interest all, because all should to the younger part of the family of strive for the same.- We think that which she was a member, and to others this is no undue eulogium. But how- committed to her care, she enforced by ever we may have wrought the portrait, showing herself a pattern of good works. it is still the reader's duty to transfer Those, who view her in what she its striking features to the tablet of his was,' can look forward without any own character.
fearful apprehensions to what she is; for there is a reward for the righteous.
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