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sense in which the Godhead is one, and cue him from the pressure and degradathe sacred Persons three, is not revealed. tion of his senses; to heal his diseased The facts alone are stated, but the cohe. heart; to readmit him to an intimacy with rence of those facts is hidden from our God; to vindicate before bim his Crea. view. On the other hand, we fully com. tor's character, and to bind him by every prehend the separate existence of those holy and high association to an unbroken material objects, and we are satisfied they and eternal allegiance. cannot be one. Our reason is competent Of what character then is the sacred to reject such a proposition : but while, manifestation of Deity in the doctrine of in the other case, we are required to be the Trinity? Is it å mere theological lieve that divine attributes belong to those dogma, which requires the utter prostrasacred Persons, we are not required to tion of the understanding, but which has believe the mode in which those sacred no moral influence upon the heart? a Persons are one in the same eternal es- dogma which may be remembered or forsence. With this we have nothing to do; gotten, with equal injury or benefit to this lies far beyond the limited regions of the moral character? By no means. It our poor conception.
is rather a discovery of the holy character It may be here observed, that the of God, calculated to exert the most mo. co-existence of the humanity and deity mentous influence over the whole moral of Christ is another of those subjects in existence of him who receives it; so that which the fact is perfectly intelligible, to hide this doctrine from the view, is while the mode of its existence remains just to exhibit a Christianity shorn of its concealed. In this case, likewise, the beams and bereft of its glory. The di. doctrine, while it travels beyond our rea- vine purity, justice, tenderness, compas. son, it is in no respect opposed to it. sion, generosity, faithfulness, wisdom and There is in reality, we fearlessly assert, mercy, alike shine forth resplendent in nothing so reasonable as Christianity. It this noble and hallowed manifestation of never requires us to advance a single step, the Godhead. The man indeed who from in a direction contrary to that common the heart credits the doctrine of the Tri. sense with which God has endowed our nity as it is revealed in the Scriptures, nature. When it reveals facts the whole finds himself encircled with all the joys of whose attendant circumstances are be- of everlasting love; upheld by all the yond our conception, the facts alone are consolations of wisdom; and cheered by proposed to us as the objects of faith, but all the excitements of a "hope which not those circumstances which are attend. shall never make ashamed." He perant on them. Our reason is therefore al ceives God to be, at once, his Father, his ways the guide of our faith. Were it Saviour, and his Comforter. He reposes otherwise, we should be utterly lost in a the burden of his sin, his weakness, and chaos of moral impressions. In reference, his sorrow, upon the atonement and therefore, to the doctrines of the Trinity; strength, and life-giving virtue of Christ, or of the incarnation of Christ; of the re. and is thereby sustained and comforted, sponsibility of man, in connexion with the both as to the past, the present, and the determinaie counsel of God; or of pro- future. “Through him we both have acphecy; or of the resurrection of the body; cess by one Spirit unto the Father."or of various other but similar declarations pp. 167–173. of the Scriptures-in reference to these doctrines, we are never required to quit
From Mr. Bradley's sermons, the the guidance of reason. We are never following is the only extract given. required to believe that which we cannot The text of this discourse is not comprehend. Our knowledge is always mentioned in the Review, but it the boundary of our belief. Let it also be here remarked, that
was doubtless, Ecc. xii. 7. “Then every statement of Christianity which is shall the dust return to the earth as made an object of our faith, has a benign it was; and the spirit shall return and purifying tendency. There is no doc
unto God who gave it." trine which as it were ends with itself, it always refers to some great moral object. Such is the destination of the body, It bas been sometimes said, that Chris. and such the cause of it. Let us look tianity comprises some things to be be- now at the destination of the soul. The lieved, and some things to be practised; spirit shall return unto God who gave it.' as if tbese two classes of objects could be Here we are again baffled. Where distinctly separated, but this is a great is God? How does the spirit find him! error. There is no object of faith which By what strange means does it ascend to is not more or less connected with a prac. his abode? We may ask these questions, tical purpose. The great design of reve. but who can answer them? Probably, lation is to draw man back to God; to res. the spirit itself could not, even after it
has travelled this mysterious journey. It sent from the body,' what did he connect is certain that we, on this side of the with this absence? What did he look on grave, know nothing of the matter. We as its immediate and necessary consemay think and talk about it, amuse our. quence? He knew that he should be selves and perplex others; but, as for present with the Lord.' comprehending it, we might as easily o what a solemn thought is this! scale the heavens. We must end where Who has not been thrilled by it, as he we began- this is the extent of our know- has heard the breath go forth from some ledge—The spirit shall return to God.' fellow worm? And who can resist its The Lord Jehovah always claims the
power when he applies it to himself? spirit as his own. •All souls,' says he, Brethren, you are living just as near to are mine.' If they are in a limited
eternity, as you are to the grave. The sense ours, they are so only because he hour of your entering into heaven or has given them to us. He was at first, being cast into hell, is not one moment the Father of our spirits;' they came further off than the hour of your own from bis hand. He is still their Lord. death. If you die to-day, where will toHence, when our bodies are about to morrow find your spirit? Not hovering turn to corruption, he recals them to over its deserted clay; not mingling unhimself. He might still confine them in seen with your children and friends, to their wretched habitations ; force them soothe itself with their sorrow for your to lin among their mouldering ruins loss. No: it will be among eternal joys and witness their desolation; imprison or eternal sorrows-far from all the abodes them in a dead, as well as in a living of men-in the midst of the pardoned and frame. But he spares even the guilty glorified, or the condemned and lost. It this degradation. The body goes to the will be one of them; taking its share in dust alone. The liberaled spirit spurns their wailings, or in their triumphant the dust. Death beats down its prison songs. walls, and then, like a captive exile, it has. Hence we may observe, that it is no tens to be free, and a moment takes it to light or trifling purpose, for which the its native skies.
spirit returns to the God who gave it.' For mark;—the return of the spirit It goes to him to give an account of to God is represented here as immediate. all it has thought, and felt, and done, It takes place at the very instant when while in the flesh; of the use it has made the silver cord' is loosed, and the of its own powers, and of the powers of • wheel of life stopped.
that body over which it ruled. He sent Superstition, or affection, or pride, it here, that it might know, and love, and may for a long time keep the body, at serve him. He sends for it again at least a part of it, from its destined home. death, to inquire wbether it has fulfilled Some of us perhaps have beheld features, his work. on which the eye of parents ard friends It goes to him therefore to be judged, rested more than a thousand years ago. to appear at his bar and receive its senBut the soul-nothing can detain or delay tence. And then to enter on its final it. God says, “Return,' and ere the word home. If found in Christ, washed in his has gone forth from his mouth, he sees it blood, clothed in his righteousness, and naked and trembling before his throne. made pure by his Spirit, it will dwell in a
This truth should correct an error world where it shall sorrow no more, fear into which many of us are very prone to no more, be unsatisfied no more. If found fall. We often look on the realities of out of Christ, rising from its earthly teneeternity as very distant from us. We
ment with the stains of unrepented sin think ibat between us and the awful polluting it, and the guilt of unpardoned scenes we have heard of, many hundred sin testifying against it, it will be driven years of insensibility and nothingness away in its wickedness, to await in darkwill intervene; that our souls will sleep ness, far from the presence of the Lord in some unknown land, till the close of and the glory of his power,' the judg: all things. But where have we learned ment of the great day; a day which will this notion ? Not from the Bible. There confirm all its fears, increase its anguish, is not a declaration nor a word there, and deepen its despair. which can sanction it. On the contrary, We see then, brethren, that each part there are many passages which go direct- of us goes to its own place when we die; ly against it.
each returns,' is restored to its original "This day shalt thou be with me in
The earth opens its bosom to Paradise,' said our Lord to the malefactor receive its right, and it does receive it. who was dying at his side. And in what Earth is given to earth, ashes to ashes, state there? Senseless and lifeless ? No; dust to dust. The great God claims the alive to its glories, transported with its spirit. It goes to him; he takes it and blessedness.
disposes of it as he will. And when Paul thought of being 'ab- A.nd in the destination of both, he
magnifies his own great name. The body, those who were early planted in the as it perishes, declares his holiness in one house of the Lord, flourished in the courts world, while the soul, if lost, reveals it in of our God, and still brought forth fruit another. If saved, it is saved to the in old age.' Even the ministers of the praise of the glory of his grace.? It sanctuary were commonly derived from shines forth in the heavens, the brightest bence; and these domestic seminaries monument there of his unsearchable prepared them to enter the more publick love. pp. 244–248.
institutions. And what well defined and The subjects of the whole course
consistent characters did they display.
And what just notions did they entertain of Mr. Jay's lectures are given in of divine truth. And how superior were the Review as follows
they to those teachers who, brought op
in ignorance, and after a profligate course, The Christian in Christ. 2 Cor. xiv, 2.
are suddenly converted; who, impressed The Christian in the Closet. Matt, vi. 6.
before they are informed, are always in The Christian in the Family. 2 Sam. vi. 20. The Christian in the Church. 1 Tim. iii: danger of extremes or eccentricities; who
hold no doctrine in its just bearings, but 15. The Christian in the World. John
are carried away disproportionably by xvii. 11. The Christian in Prosperity. Jer. xvii. 21. The Christian in Adversity. attention; and who often continue crude
some one truth, which first caught their Eccl. vii. 14. The Christian in his Spiri. and incoherent in their notions, and ill. tual Sorrows. Psal. cxxxvii. 2. The Chris.
beral and condemnatory in their senti. tian in his Spiritual Joys. Nehem. viii. 10.
ments, through life. They were not al. The Christian in Death. Psal. xxxvii, 37.
ways making discoveries, but continued The Christian in the Grave. Job xvii, 13.
in the things which they had learned, and The Christian in Heaven, 2 Tim. i. 4.
been assured of, knowing of whom they We select the following extract, had learned them.” They were enlightwhich refers to domestick religion; freshed with divine truth, but not intosi
ened, but not dazzled. They were reand we take the liberty to entreat cated. They staggered not, but kept on a particular attention to it from all steady in their course; neither turniug our readers.
to the right hand nor to the left. They
were not Antinomians; they were not Finally, let us regard it (domestic re- Legalists. None could honour the grace ligion) in reference to the Church. Bax- of God more; but they never abused it. ter thinks, that, if family religion was fully Not only therefore would the churches discharged, the preaching of the word of Christ be more filled, but better filled : would not long remain the general instru- and though our eye is not evil, because ment of conversion. Without being an- God is good, and so far from wishing to swerable for the extent of this observation, limit the Holy One of Israel, we rejoice we know who hath said, “ Train up a child in the conversion of any; we reckon, and in the way that he should go, and when not without much observation, that the he is old, he will not depart from it.' We best members and the best ministers of know that among our earlier godly ances. our churches--they who, in their conduct tors, religion was a kind of heir-loom, that and in their preaching, most adorn the passed by descent, and instead of the fa. doctrine of God our Saviour in all things, ihers were the children. Families were are those who are brought from pious fathen the nurseries of the churches: and milies. pp. 89, 90.
Literary and Philosophical Intelligence, etc.
Christiana, Sept. 3. swam away in at least ten bends. Be. According to the assertion of many cre. tween tbe bends there was an interval of ditable persons, an animal was seen at the at least 20 ells (40 feet): and the part of latter end of last month, which, according the animal forming the bends which was to their description, seems to be a sea- above the water was about 6 ells (12 feet) serpent of extraordinary size, On the in each; so that the whole length of the 1st instant five witnesses were interro. animal may be estimated at 250 ells (500 gated by the police, who all agreed that feet) at least, The body seemed to be the animal, which was black, or of a dark about the thickness of a hogshead. It colour, held its head above the water, and was on the 24th August, at the distance
of 200 fathoms; and on the 26th, at the steamboats, the wheels being placed, not distance of 120 fathoms.
on the sides, but behind. Mr. RoentSept. 5~ The sea-serpent was seen again geres, builder to the Netherlands Steam the day before yesterday off the Nâs- Boat Company, at Rotterdam, bas effect. b ndspitze, and to-day off Lysager, hyed this judicious alteration, and thus other persons as worihy of credit as those solved a problem which the English, who gave their testimony at the Police French, and Americans have considered Office, with which the account agrees in impracticable. This new vessel gives all the essential particulars. A reward great satisfaction, both by the rapidity of of one hundred specie dollars (€25.) is its progress and the facility with which offered to whoever may kill it and bring it is managed. Mr. Roentgeres has obit in.
tained a patent for his invention. The London Courier of the 21st ult. The kingdom of Wirtemburgh is said contains a letter of Sir Walter Scott, with to be the most populous in the world, in vouchers, which the editor of that paper proportion to its extent. In November notices thus :
1825, the number of its inhabitants was “We have inserted, in our subsequent 1,505,720. In the same month of 1826, columns, a letter from Sir Walter Scoti, it counted 1,517,770, of which 750,324 in answer to the attack made upon him were males, and 777,146 females-so that by General Gourgaud. To this letter are in one year the increase was 12,050. The appended documents which are of consi. present average of population is about derable interest, even though relating to 4245 to the square mile. a subject so thoroughly exliausted, as that of Napoleon and the maneuvres of his
From the Ohio State Journal. followers at St. Helena. Sir Walter de.
Copper Mines.-A correspondent of molishes the General at a blow; both by of Dr. Franklin concerning the existence
the U. States Gazette quotes the opinion the urbanity of his reply, and the conclu. sive nature of his facts. It would be well
of copper mines on the shores of Lake Sufor the literary character of the Hon. Ba. perior. At the doctor's day almost as ronet, if he could refute, as satisfactorily, much was known concerning these mines every other imputation upon the dili
as at present. The indolence of the Amegence and fidelity with which he has ex.
ricans to inform themselves of their natuecuted his Life of Napoleon."
ral resources when out of the limits of
their settlements is surprising. A short M. Rousseau, the French consul-gene. history of these mines we hope will not ral at Tripoli, has despatched to the Geo.
prove uninteresting to our readers. graphical Society of Paris, a great num. The copper
mines are principally found ber of itineraries, accompanied with draw. between the Ouisconsin and Rock rivers ings, and soine particular details with re
-extend within five or six miles of the spect to the wandering tribes in the king: Mississippi, and cover a tract of land about dom of Tripoli, and in the interior of Af. 8 miles long, by five or six broad. These rica, which will serve as a supplement to mines are represented by travellers as in. his “Genealogical Table of the Arab exhaustible. They were seen as early as tribes.” He has also promised to send
1689 by the monk La Hontan. They an exact description of the city of Aleppo.
were afterwards visited in 1724, by the M. Rousseau has been so fortunate as to
Jesuit father Charlevoix-in 1766 by the procure the first volume of the Ibn-Bot
celebrated traveller, Capt. Carver, who toun, and hopes soon to have a copy of described them particularly, In 1771 the sacred volume, This work is the they were visited by Henry, and in 1789 more valuable, as it is known in Europe by Sir Alexander M-Kenzie. Each of the only from fragments. He has also obtain
above travellers published an account of ed the Ibn-Khaldoun, which treats of the
these mines, which was the means of exAsiatic nations in general, and especially citing considerable curiosity concerning of the Arab tribes. Finally, M. Rousseau them, among the mineralogists of Europe. is in possession of a very interesting His- Before the Revolutionary war, a mass of tory of Tripoli, wbich he intends to trans- silver was found in this region, taken to late and dedicate to the Geographical England, where a company was raised by Society.
the Duke of Gloucester for the purpose
GHENT, Sept. 16. of working for this precious metal. A Steamboat on a new construction. -Yes. gallery was opened on the side of a hill terday arrived here, for the first time, the on the south side of the lake, but finding steamboat which is to ply regularly be nothing but copper, they soon discon. tween this city and Antwerp, for the con- tinued their operations, and the company veyance both of goods and passengers. dissolved. The construction of this steamboat is quite On the recommendation of President new, and wholly differs from that of other Adams in 1800, a resolution passed both VOL. V.Ch. Adv.
Houses of Congress, to employ a compe. Madawaska, by Edward W. Miller, Esq. tent agent to visit these mines, and re- High-Sheriff of the county of York, and port on their condition. Mr. Adams, go- lodged in Fredericton Gaol. We undering out of office, and the policy of the stand that the offences with which he was country changed, this judicious resolution charged, and upon which he was taken appears to have escaped entirely the at. into custody, were, for stopping the mail
, tention of the succeeding administration. resisting a peace officer in the lawful dis. Government delayed until 1820 before charge of his duty, and for executing and she employed any regular agents to ex. stirring up a spirit of sedition, insurrecamine them. In that year they were vi- tion, and revolt amongst the people. A sited by Governor Cass, and Mr. School- few weeks ago, several persons, about craft, a mineralogist. A report of their twenty in number, being indignant at the discoveries was made to Mr. Calhoun, Se. violent and very reprehensive conduct of cretary of War, which satisfactorily es- Baker, volunteered their services, to go tablished the existence of copper on the in company with the sheriff' to apprehend southern shore of Lake Superior, and from him. After they had proceeded some its abundance promises hereafter to be a distance on their journey, and it was found great source of national wealth. A mass they were armed, the Attorney General of copper 50lbs. in weight, from these sent an express after them, and preventmines, is deposited in the library of Con- ed their proceeding. A few days after gress, which is remarkable for its fineness this, the sheriff, unattended by any per, of grain and purity. Henry Knight, Esq. son, went himself. When he had arrived says that on ascending the Outonagon within a short distance of Baker's res. river, about ten miles from its mouth, he dence, he fell in with some Americans, discovered a mass of copper, which weigh. who guessed his business, and calculating, ed according to his estimation, five tons, by his answers to their questions, what bis and from which he severed 100lbs. with object was, they determined to anticipate his axe. After travellers, who have seen him, and took a different route, intending this block of copper, represent the weight to notify Baker. In this they were dis
. as considerably exaggerated. This block appointed—the sheriff arrived at Baker's of copper, is however a very large une. before they came up, and apprehended The copper found in these mines is nearly him. With the assistance of some French as pure as refined,
men, who volunteered their services, BaGovernor Eustis, when minister to the ker was secured, and the next morning Netherlands, presented several specimens took their departure for Fredericton. of this copper to the Inspector General Shortly after their departure, and while of the mint at Utrecht, for examination, they were yet in view, the American lag who made a very favourable report of its was hoisted on the spot, by some per qualities, and represented it as pecu. sons, perhaps by those Americans already liarly qualified for rolling and forging, and mentioned. The sheriff's loyalty and greatly superior to Swedish copper. The zeal was stirred up, at seeing this
, and he advantage of having a home supply of thought of landing to pull it down; be this metal is too evident to be dilated however afterwards thought it most pru: upon. If these mines were only worked, dent to desist, and quietly pursued bis they would no doubt produce a sufficient journey, and at the time first mentioned
, supply of copper for home consumption. arrived at Fredericton. Large sums would be saved to the coun. try which are yearly sent abroad to pur
WESTCHESTER, (Pa.) Oct. 23
. chase copper. The cost of the copper from a tree, in the vicinity of this borough
Curious.-M. John C. Rauch lately took in a single ship of the line is about $60,000. The mint of the United States, old-placed them under the care of a Ced
two squirrels, apparently but a few days annually , purchase copper for the coinage in company with one of her offspring
, and of cents, sometimes to the amount of they received their nourishment from her 830,000 in a year. It is evident to every for the last four weeks. She still com one what a source of wealth our copper tirues to nourish and protect them with mines would be if they were once opened maternal fondness! They are now in and worked with success.
thriving condition, and are United States and British Boundary.- exhibit that agility for which their spe By
a gentleman, who arrived on Monday cies is celebrated. If any one is disposed evening, in the steam-boat from Frede. to be incredulous, he can, by calling upon ricton, we are informed, that, on Thursday Mr. Rauch, have ocular demonstration to evening last, a person called General the fact. Baker, an American, was brought from