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« I'll wager my best new goun," “ Seven feet high, Andrew !” said the maiden, “ that saxteen would “ My dear Effie!" be nearer the mark.”

“ As ugly as sin !" But wha was she like, Andrew ?" “My darling lassie!" said the old woman. « Was she like 5 And a beard !”. auld Janet that was drowned in the “ Na! na! now you carry the jest pond hard by? or that auld witch that o'er far!" your master hanged for stealing his pet " And saxty winters !" lamb? or was she like"

“ Saxteen springs; Effie! dear, de“ Are you sure she was na like me, lightful, smiling springs !" Andrew ?" said Effie, looking archly “And Elspeth the cobler's wife! in his face.

oh! Andrew, Andrew! I never cani “ You-Pshaw ! Faith, guid mither, forgie you for the cobler's wife !-and she was like to naebody that I ken, un

what say you now, Andrew! is there less it be auld Elspeth, the cobler's nae bogle on the mur?" wife, that was spirited awa' by the Ab

My dear Effie! for your sake I'II bot, for breaking Father Jerome's head believe in a'the bogles in Christendie !! wi' a tin frying-pan !"

That is," said Effie, at the conclu“ And how was she drest, Andrew?” sion of a long and vehement fit of risi

« In that horrible three-cornered hat, bility," that is, in a' that wear three which

may
I be blinded if ever I seek

cornered hats."
to look upon again! an'in a lang blue
apron.”

66 Green, Andrew !" cried Effie, [The readers of the Christian Journal will petwirling her own green apron round

ruse with pleasure the following prospectus of

a Commentary on the Liturgy of the Church, her thumb.

by the Riglit Rév. Bishop Brownell. No 66 How you like to teaze one !" said doubt can be entertained of the manner in the lover. Poor Andrew did not at all

which this work will be executed. The higly

recommendations of the Bishops form a pledge enter into his mistress's pleasantry; for that it will not only be worthy of its great obhe laboured under great depression of ject and creditable to the talents and piety of spirits, and never lifted his eyes from

the compiler, but that it will be a volume of

great interest to every Episcopalian. It will the ground.

form an appropriate companion to the Family 66 But ye hae na tald us what she Bible now publishing at the office of the Chrissaid, lad !” said the old woman, as

tian Journal, under the superintendence of

the Right Rev. Bishop Hobart. The Family suming an air of deeper mystery as

Bible and the Family Prayer Book will comeach question was put and answered in

pose a complete library, in which will be ex. its turn.

hibited a body of sound doctrine and a mass

of religious information interesting to all, and “Lord! what signifies it whether she

particularly to Churcrimen.] said this or that! Haud your tongue ! and get me some comfort; for, to speak The Family Prayer Book : or the Book of

Common Prayer, &c. accompanied by a truth, I'm vera cauld.”

general Commentary, historical, explana6 Weel mayest thou be sae," said tory, doctrinal, and practical. Compiled Effe; for indeed," she continued, in from the most approved litirgical Ilarks, a feigned voice, “it was a cauld an? with alterations and additions accommoan eerie night to be sae late on An

dated to the Liturgy of the Protestant neslie Muir."

Episcopal Church of the United States.

By THOMAS CHŮRCH BROWNELL, Bishop Andrew started, and a doubt seem

of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the ed to pass over his mind. He looked

State of Connecticut. up at the damsel, and perceived, for the first time, that her large blue eye was

The Church of England has been emi. laughing at him from under the shade nently distinguished in theChristian world of a huge three-cornered hat. The by the labours of her scholars and divines, next moment he hung over her in an for the advancement of sacred learning, ecstasy of gratitude, and smothered and the promotion of piety. No work, with with his kisses the ridicule which she the exception of the Bible, has profited se

richly by these labours,as herBook of Com. forced upon him as the penalty of his

mon Prayer. The history of its several of preservation:

fices has been investigated, and their in

PROSPECTUS.

port fully explained ;-the system of doc. tions, will be designated by the initials of trines it inculcates baş been successfully his name subjoined to them. defended and established, and the whole It will be a leading object in the prohas been commended to the judgment by posed work, to notice all the alterations of the most ample illustration, and enforced the English Liturgy, which have been upon the conscience and the heart by the made by the compilers of our American most earnest practical appeals. But the Book; and to state, as far as practicable, works of these writers on the Liturgy are the considerations on which they were diffused through a great number of va. founded. In the performance of this task, lumes. Some of them have become, in a the venerable Presiding Bishop has kindly measure, obsolete in their style ; and some promised his assistance. It is well known of the most valuable of them are hardly to that this excellent prelate took a principal be obtained, even in England; while no part in the re-organization of our Church, complete work on the Liturgy has yet been at the close of the revolution. No other published in this country. The result has man ļiving is so well qualified to explain been, that those who wished to profit by the views by which our first General Con. such works could only gratify their incli ventions were actuated, in their revision nations at great expense, and with much of the Liturgy. From his promised aid, difficulty; while a very large portion of as well as from information he has already the members of our Church remain but im communicated to the public in his valuable perfectly instructed in the full import of Memoirs of the Church, of which a free those services which constitute the formu. use will be made, it is hoped that this sub, lary of her worship, and the administra. ject will receive a satisfactory elucidation tion of her sacraments.

and that, on this account, the present work A judicious compilation from the works will acquire an interest to which it could of the best English writers on the Liturgy, not otherwise aspire. so comprehensive as to contain all that In the use of the English commentators, would be most interesting and useful, and it is intended to make alterations and adyet at so moderate a price that it might ditions, accommodated to the state of the he brought into general use, would be a American branch of the Church; and on valuable acquisition to the Church. It some subjects, illustrations will be sought will be the object of the Editor to endea. in the writings of the American Bishops, vour to supply this desideratum, in the best and other Clergy. manner that his judgment and his leisure The several parts of the Liturgy will will permit

afford a wide range for comment and rem The title of his contemplated work (in flection. The history of their respective the preparation of which he has made con derivations, the ideas they were severally siderable progress) is placed at the head designed to convey or to excite, the doc of this Prospectus. In the prosecution of trines of faith and practice which they in. such a work, originality of composition culcate or recognize; all these topics will, would be less valued than a judicious se. as occasion may offer, occupy the attenhection from the writings of others. It is tion of the compiler; but it will be his his intention to present the Commentary main design to give the whole work a on the Morning and Evening Prayers of practical character, for the purpose of rethe Church, in his own language, and commending it to the use of families, and somewhat at large; condensing what has as a help to their domestic devotions. He been said by many writers into single ar is persuaded that many who habitually use ticleș, attached to each particular part of the Book of Common Prayer, have a very the service. As this portion of the work imperfect apprehension of the full import will probably be most frequently read in of its several offices, and catch but a faint a devotional way, such an arrangement inspiration from that spirit of piety which would seem to be useful, to preserve the animates them. connexion, and to prevent those interrup If, by collecting together the lights tions which must otherwise occur, in pass. which have been shed upon it, he can be. ing from the observations of one writer to come a guide to its clearer comprehen those of another. In most other parts of sion, and a more pious use of it, his labours the work, and always, when any doctrinal will not have been in vain. point is involved, the name of the author

THOMAS C. BROWNELL. will be annexed to his remarks: and on all Ner-Haven, April 4th, 1822. controverted questions, those writers will be appealed to, who have been most dia. The views of the Bishops of our Church, in linguished for their judgment, learning,

relation to the publication of this work, and piety, and whose opinions have re.

may be collected from the following letters ceived the most unanimous sanction of the

and extracts. Church. Those comments for which the Editor may feel himself responsible, either

Philadelphia, Dec. 29th, 1821. as their author, or as having collected Right Rev. and dear Sir, them from various sources with altera. I have just now received your letter !

“ I'll wager my best new goun," « Seven feet high, Andrew !%8 said the maiden, “ that saxteen would

My dear Effie!" be nearer the mark."

“As ugly as sin !" “ But wha was she like, Andrew ?»

“ My darling lassie!". said the old woman. “ Was she like 5 And a beard !”. auld Janet that was drowned in the 6 Na! na! now you carry the jest pond hard by? or that auld witch that o'er far!" your master hanged for stealing his pet “ And saxty winters !" lamb ? or was she like)

“Saxteen springs; Effie! dear, de“ Are you sure she was na like me, lightful, smiling springs !" Andrew said Effie, looking archly “And Elspeth the cobler's wife! in his face.

oh! Andrew, Andrew! I never can 6 You ---Pshaw! Faith, guid mither; forgie you for the cobler's wife!-and she was like to naebody that I ken, un what say you now, Andrew! is there Jess it be auld Elspeth, the cobler's nae bogle on the muir?” wife, that was spirited awa' by the Ab

“ My dear Effie! for your sake I'II bot, for breaking Father Jerome's head believe in a'the bogles in Christendie!" wi' a tin frying-pan!"

" That is,” said Effie, at the conclu“ And how was she drest, Andrew?" sion of a long and vehement fit of risi

s In that horrible three-cornered hat, bility,“ that is, in a' that wear threa. which

may
I be blinded if ever I seek

cornered hats.»»
to look upon again! an'in a lang blue
apron."

6 Green, Andrew !" cried Effie, EThe realers of the Christian Journal will petwirling her own green apron round

ruse with pleasure the following prospectus of

a Commentary on the Liturgy of the Church, her thumb.

by the Right Rev. Bishop Brownell. No How you like to teaze one !" said doubt can be entertained of the manner in the lover. Poor Andrew did not at all

which this work will be executed. The high

recommendations of the Bishops form a pledge enter into his mistress's pleasantry; for that it will not only be worthy of its great obhe laboured under great depression of ject and creditable to the talents and piety of spirits, and never lifted his eyes from

the compiler, but that it will be a volume of the ground.

great interest to every Episcopalian. It will

form an appropriate companion to the Family 66 But ye hae na tald us what she Bible now publishing at the office of the Chris said, lad!” said the old woman, as

tian Journal, under the superintendence of

the Right Rev. Bishop Hobart. The Family suming an air of deeper mystery as

Bible and the Family Prayer Book will come each question was put and answered in pose a complete library, in which will be ex. its turn.

hibited a body of sound doctrine and a mass

of religious information interesting to all, and “Lord! what signifies it whether she

particularly to Churcrimen.] said this or that! Haud your tongue ! and get me some comfort; for, to speak The Family Prayer Book : or the Book of

Common Prayer, &c. accompanied by a truth, I'm vera cauld.”

general Commentary, historical, explana“ Weel mayest thou be sae,” said

tory, doctrinal, and practical. Compiled Cffie; “ for indeed," she continued, in from the most approved liturgical Works, a feigned voice, “it was a cauld an' with alterations and additions accommoan eerie night to be sae late on An

dated to the Liturgy of the Protestant neslie Muir.

Episcopal Church of the United States.

By THOMAS Churck BROWNELL, Bishop Andrew started, and a doubt seem of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the ed to pass over his mind. He looked

State of Connecticut. up at the damsel, and perceived, for the first time, that her large blue eye was

Tre Church of England has been emilaughing at him from under the shade nently distinguished in theChristian world of a huge three-cornered hat. The by the labours of her scholars and divines, next moment he hung over her in an for the advancement of sacred learning, ecstasy of gratitude, and smothered and the promotion of piety. No work, with with his kisses the ridicule which she richly by these labours,as herBook

of Com.

the exception of the Bible, has profited so forced upon him as the penalty of his

mon Prayer. The history of its several of preservation:

fices has been investigated, and their in

PROSPECTUS.

port fully explained ;-the system of doc. tions, will be designated by the initials of trines it inculcates bas been successfully his name subjoined to them. defended and estabļished, and the whole It will be a leading object in the prohas been commended to the judgment by posed work, to notice all the alterations of the most ample illustration, and enforced the English Liturgy, which have been upon the conscience and the heart by the made by the compilers of our American most earnest practical appeals. But the Book; and to state, as far as practicable, works of these writers on the Liturgy are the considerations on which they were diffused through a great number of va founded. In the performance of this task, lumes. Some of them have become, in a the venerable Presiding Bishop has kindly measure, obsolete in their style; and some promised his assistance. It is well known of the most valuable of them are hardly to that this excellent prelate took a principal be obtained, even in England; while no part in the re-organization of our Church, complete

work on the Liturgy has yet been at the close of the revolution. No other published in this country. The result has man ļiving is so well qualified to explain been, that those who wished to profit by the views by which our first General Con, such works could only gratify their incli. ventions were actuated, in their revision nations at great expense, and with much of the Liturgy. From his promised aid, difficulty, while a very large portion of as well as from information he has already the members of our Church remain but im- communicated to the public in his valuable perfectly instructed in the full import of Memoirs of the Church, of which a free those services which constitute the formu. use will be made, it is hoped that this sub. lary of her worship, and the administra. ject will receive a satisfactory elucidation tion of her sacraments.

and that, on this account, the present work A judicious compilation from the works will acquire an interest to which it could of the best English writers on the Liturgy, not otherwise aspire. so comprehensive as to contain all that In the use of the English commentators, would be most interesting and useful, and it is intended to make alterations and adyet at so moderate a price that it might ditions, accommodated to the state of the he brought into general use, would be a American branch of the Church; and on valuable acquisition to the Church. It some subjects, illustrations will be sought will be the object of the Editor to endea in the writings of the American Bishops, vour to supply this desideratum, in the best and other Clergy. manner that his judgment and his leisure The several parts of the Liturgy will will permit.

afford a wide range for comment and rem The title of his contemplated work (in flection. The history of their respective the preparation of which he has made con derivations, the ideas they were severally siderable progress) is placed at the head designed to convey or to excite, the docu of this Prospectus. In the prosecution of trines of faith and practice which they in. such a work, originality of composition culcate or recognize; all these topics will, would be less valued than a judicious se. as occasion may offer, occupy the attenhection from the writings of others. It is tion of the compiler; but it will be his his intention to present the Commentary main design to give the whole work a on the Morning and Evening Prayers of practical character, for the purpose of rethe Church, in his own language, and commending it to the use of families, and somewhat at large; condensing what has as a help to their domestic devotions. He been said by many writers into single ar is persuaded that many who habitually use ticles, attached to each particular part of the Book of Common Prayer, have a very the service. As this portion of the work imperfect apprehension of the full import will probably be most frequently read in of its several offices, and catch but a faint a devotional way, such an arrangement inspiration from that spirit of piety which would seem to be useful, to preserve the animates them, connexion, and to prevent those interrup If, by collecting together the lights tions which must otherwise occur, in pass. which have been shed upon it, he can be ing from the observations of one writer to come a guide to its clearer comprehen. those of another. In most other parts of sion, and a more pious use of it, his labours the work, and always, when any doctrinal will not have been in vain. point is involved, the name of the author

THOMAS C. BROWNELL. will be annexed to his remarks: and on all New-Haven, April 4th, 1822. controverted questions, those writers will be appealed to, who have been most dis. The views of the Bishops of aur Church, in linguished for their judgment, learning,

relation to the publication of this work, and piety, and whose opinions have re

may be collected from the following letters ceived the most unanimous sanction of the

and cxtracts. Church. Those comments for which the Editor may feel himself responsible, either

Philadelphia, Dec. 29th, 1821. as their author, or as having collected Right Rev. and dear Sir, them from various sources with altera. I have just now received your letter e!

the 26th inst. informing me that you con me, at the last Convention, with regard to template the preparing and publishing of the commentary on the Book of Common a Book of Common Prayer, with a com Prayer. It will be a most valuable acqui. mentary on the different services, accom sition to the Episcopal families in the Unite modated to the alterations of the English ed States. The “Family Bible" and this Liturgy by our American Church. The Commentary, will constitute a very comlast circumstance is especially desirable, plete domestic library. there being as yet nothing of the kind. With sincere regard and affection, 'I am And your connecting the commentary with your Brother in Christ, JAS. KEMP. the text, will very much further the pur Right Rev. Bishop Brownell. pose of introducing the former into fami.

New-Brunswick, Jan. 8, 1822. lies, and of promoting a more general in- 'Right Rev. and dear Sir, formation of the grounds of our Institu

The compilation of a commentary on tions. Wishing you success in your un

the Common Prayer Book of our Church, dertaking, I remain your affectionate brother,

WM. WHITE.

which you express a design to undertake,

will doubtless be a very useful and laudaRight Rev. Thos. C. Brownell.

ble work. For, though many excellent I do cordially concur in the foregoing commentaries already exist, they are in sentiments of the Presiding Bishop.

the hands of but few persons; partly from Joun HENRI HOBART. the circumstance, that they are not adapt.

ed to the Book of Common Prayer of the Though we have several commentaries

American Church, as altered from that of on our Prayer Book, and explanations of the Church of England; and partly from the Liturgy, I am decidedly of opinion the scarcity of copies. that no one of them is exactly what is

Besides; but few people can convenj. wanted in families, and for common use.

ently bear the expense of purchasing a A work of this kind, so judiciously com number of works on the same subject. A piled as to comprise what is most essen

careful and judicious compilation from tial and interesting in the history and ex. the most esteemed among them, adapted position of the Book of Common Prayer, to the Common Prayer Book of the Amewith the addition of a much larger pro rican Church, would therefore put it in portion than we usually have of practical the power of many persons, especially remarks, calculated to promote the right Clergymen with small salaries, to furnish use of it, would be a valuable acquisition themselves with whatever is most useful to our theological libraries; and I rejoice of such necessary information. Your deto learn that you think of devoting some

sign, therefore, meets with my approba. part of your time to such a work. I am, respectfully, your friend and bro- performance of it:

tion, and I heartily wish you success in the ther, ALEX. V. GRISWOLD.

With very great regard and affection, I Right Rev. Thos. C. Brownell.

am, Right Rev. and dear Sir, your friend Bristol, January 4, 1822.

and brother,

John CROAS. Richmond, (Vir.) Jan. 19, 1822. Right Rev. Dr. Brownell. Right Rev. and dear Sir,

Charleston, Jan. 20, 1822. I have received your communication upon the subject of the Liturgy, and shall Right Rev. and dear Sir,

The work which you are contemplating be happy in affording you every encou. ragement in the accomplishment and cir- made the vehicle throughout our Church

is certainly a desideratum ; and may be culation of your intended work. Never was there a system of devotional which is too little found among its mem

in these States,' of a kind of information, exercises constructed with so much piety; bers. The old standard works on the Comor so well calculated to meet the views of an intelligent worshipper. It is my fer: in general: and the more recent popular

mon Prayer are not to be had by people vent prayer, that the same spirit which works, of which I esteem Shepherd's (un. animated those who arranged the service happily left unfinished) the most, having of the Church, may accompany your

ef. forts in the explanation of its beauties, little known. Persuaded that practical

not been reprinted in this country, are very and the recommendation of its observance. christianity can in no way be better pro

With sentiments of unfeigned regard, moted, than by causing the Book of Com believe me, Right Rev. and dear Sir, your affectionate friend and brotber,

mon Prayer to be rightly understood and

used, I look upon your design with very Richard CHANNING MOORF. Right Rev. Bishop Brownell.

great satisfaction, and trust it will be blest

to a result both honourable and useful to Baltimore, Jan. 3, 1822.

the Church. Right Rev. and dear Sir,

I am, dear Sir, with very great regard, I am very much pleased to learn that your friend and brother, N. Bowen. you have determined to carry into effect Bishop Brownell. the design you were pleased to intimate to [For the conditions, see the cover of this No.]

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