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ion concerning the Dictionary, which ticularly so many prejudices, in an you are preparing for the press. From undertaking, which, we think, will the specimens which we have seen, be honorable to you, and useful to the we entertain very favorable thoughts public. We are sir, yours, &c. concerning the work ; and believe, TIMOTHY DWIGHT, President. that, if completed as it has been be- JEREMIAH DAY, M. and P. N. gun, it will excel the best Dictiona
Prof. ries in our possession, and throw im- BENJAMIN SILLIMAN, Profesportant light upon our language. sor of Chemistry.
We sincerely regret, that you have JAMES L. KINGSLEY, Professor -80- many obstacles to encounter, par- of Languages.
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The poetry communicated by Orian has too many inaccuracies.
Concluded from page 392. MR. Grupin's natural parts he thought it equally wrong to were very good. His imagina. molest the quiet separatist. His tion was lively, his memory re. regard to truth was strict and tentive, and his judgment solid. undeviating. He disdained all By unwearied application he had those little arts and evasions, amassed a great store of knowl. which men are apt to vindicate edge ; but it was chiefly such as on grounds of expediency; and had some relation to his profes- his character in this respect came sion. His temper was naturally at last to be so well understood, warm; but, through divine grace, as greatly to enhance his weight he was enabled to correct this in and influence with all who knew firmity. Though his disposition him. The lustre of his other was serious, yet he was usually graces was much increased by very cheerful, and his behavior his unfeigned humility. To con. was almost always frank and affa. quer pride, is one of the highest ble. He was a candid interpreter triumphs of religion, and this of the words and actions of other conquest his religion achieved in men ; and when he spoke of a very signal degree. them, he was particularly care- One of the most remarkable ful to say nothing which might features in the character of Mr. prove unnecessarily hurtful to Gilpin, was his conscientious. their reputation. To the opio. ness. Motives of personal con. ions of others, however different venience or present interest apfrom his own, he was very in. peared to weigh as nothing with dulgent. He regarded modera. him. When he entered on the tion as one of the most genuine care of a parish, it immedi. effects of true religion in the ately engrossed his main atten. heart. He was therefore an en. tion, even to the exclusion of his emy to all intolerance : and favorite pursuits of learning. He though he thought the opposi. had naturally a strong propensi. tion of the dissenters to the es. ty to retirement; but thinking tablished church to be wrong, the life of a recluse to be oppos. VOL. II, New Series.
ed to the principles of christian. to all men." He was kind and ity, be resisted this inclination, courteous to all. He bore with and would hardly even afford to the infirmities of the weak, the old age the needful repose. Of violence of the passionate, and popular applause, as far as it the doubts of the scrupulous. respected himself, he was regard. He was at the same time anwea. Jess : he valued it, however, as a ried in his pastoral labors. He means of usefulness.
was not content with reading the will of his people he felt to be prayers of the church, and de. one step towards gaining their livering a discourse to his people attention ; and on that account from the pulpit : he instructed he prized it highly. He was bold them in private, and from house in reproving vice ; and his un. to house ; and encouraged them blameable life, and the serious. to apply to him in all their doubts ness and tenderness of his ad. and difficulties.
His sympathy dress, strongly enforced all he won their hearts; and even his said. Knowing the low capaci. reproofs were given in so gentle ties and limited information of and friendly a manner, that they his people, he studied to adapt did not offend in the degree which both the language and the argu. might have been expected. He ments of his sermons to their ap. devoted himself, in a peculiar de. prehensions ; and hence the ef.
gree, to the improvement of the fects of his preaching are said to younger part of his flock; think. have been often very striking. ing it a more hopeful task to rear
When Mr. Gilpin first under. them in habits of piety, than it took the care of Houghton, he would be to turn them from hab. saw that the duties of the pastor. its of vice when once contracted. al office were very generally ne- For all who were in affliction, he glected. The greater part of the entertained a lively concern; and clergy paid no attention what. he was so well skilled in the art ever to the spiritual concerns of of administering consolation to their flock; and of those who them, that he was always hailed were not chargeable with the ut. in the house of mourning as a ter disregard of their ministerial
messenger of good. obligations, many expended their as a minister of Jesus Christ, the zeal in vehement opposition to progress of his people in the the sectaries, and in defending knowledge and love of God was the external constitution of the his grand aim ; and success in church from their rude attacks ; this object constituted the great while others were almost wholly source of his happiness. occupied in discussing the more Mr. Gilpin, however, did not abstruse and speculative points confine his labors to his owo par. of religion. Few manifested a ish, extensive as was the sphere of due solicitude to see their people his exertion. Every year he used 'growing in faith and holiness. regularly to visit the most rude Mr. Gilpio's first care was to and uncultivated parts of the gain, if possible, the affections northern counties, where he en. of his parishioners. To this end, deavored to call the savage bor. without using any servile com- derers, among whom hardly any pliances, he became all things other man would willingly have
In short, trusted himself, from their pre. it his own, but readily bestowed datory course of life and irre. it for the service of others, not ligious habits, to a knowledge as if he were granting a favor, of God, and of their duty both but paying a debt. His extraor. as citizens and as Christians. dinary benevolence gained him His warm and affectionate man. the title of the Father of thą ner, joined to the plaipness of Poor, and made his memory his style, arrested their atten. revered for many years in the tion ; and his efforts among country where he lived. He
apthem proved highly beneficial. propriated sixty pounds a year, In these excursions, which he sometimes more, to the maintegenerally made about Christmas,
nance of poor scholars at the as he had then a better chance of university. Every Thursday finding the people disengaged, throughout the year, be caused he often suffered great hardships, a quantity of meat to be dressed through fatigue and the severity for the poor; and had a supply of the weather. But he under. of broth prepared for them daily. went all cheerfully, in the hope Twenty four of the poorest were that it might please God to make his constant pensioners. He al. him the instrument of good. His ways kept a stock of clothes by disinterested labors among them him, that he might clothe the produced a general veneration of naked, while he fed the hungry. his name, even on the part of And he took particular pains to those who did not profit by his inquire into every case where he ministry. In consequence of suspected distress, that the mod. this, when on one occasion his esty of the sufferer might not horses were stolen, it was no prevent his obtaining relief. But şooner known that they belong the use to which he applied his ed to Mr. Gilpin, than the thief money still more freely than to returned them, confessing his any other, was that of encour. crime, and declaring that he did aging the exertions of industri. not dare to retain them after he
ous people, especially of those had discovered who was the own. who had large families.
When er of them.
they lost a horse or a cow,
and Nor were Mr. Gilpin's en. were unable to repair the loss, deavors to civilize this people or were about to settle their chila limited to itinerating among
dren in the world, his purse was them. He used every year to always opened to aid them. He bring several of their children likewise paid great attention to with him to Houghton, and there the state of the jails, and was he educated them at his own ex. not only anxious to give the pense; a practice which tended prisoners suitable instruction, much to lessen the prevailing but to relieve their wants. He barbarism.
has been known to carry his In his charities he was liber. charity so far, as, on the public al-nay, considering his means, road, to take off his cloak, and I might almost say, profusę. In- give it to a half naked traveller: deed, in his distributions he had and on another occasion, when no measure but the extent of his he was travelling, one of the income. He called no part of horses in a team that was pass.