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was not yet pleased to be found tained a sense of theirCreator's or known by him. But, his goodness and favour continu, desires increasing, he forsook ed to them; and in his public the town and went into the prayers, and addresses to his woods in great bitterness of Maker, he returned thanks for spirit. He was missed by the his mercy, in still affording other Indians, who feared them a sense of his compassome casualty might have sion and loving kindness, rehappened to him ; but after questing a continuance and searching for him he was not increase thereof, that they found. At the end of five might jointly know in the end days it pleased God to appear a place of rest, where love to him to his comfort, and to would prevail and have the give him a sight, not only of dominion. When they were his own inward state, but also not dispersed, as in their hunt. an acquaintance with the works ing season, it appeared they of nature; so that he appre: constantly met in this manner hended a sense was given him in the morning before sunrise, of the virtues, and natures of and in the evening after sunset, 'several herbs, roots, plants The purport of more of Paand trees, and the different re pounan's expressions was lation they had one to another “ That it was an affair of much and he was made sensible that sorrow to him, that men should man stood in the nearest re- make so bad use of the breath lation' to God of any part of of life which God had breathcreation. It was at this time ed into them, and which ought that he was more particularly continually to be improved to made sensible of his duty to his honour and the mutual God. He came home rejoic. benefit of mankind. That it ing, and endeavoured to put in was not well to speak of things practice what he apprehended which related to the Almighty was required of him."
only from the root of the :,,These Indians made a sec- tongue; but in order that such ond visit to the Quakers in words should be good they the next following summer, on must proceed from the good
the same account, and behaved principle in the heart : That in the same regular and be- he had for many years felt the coming manner as before. good spirit in his heart; but, They maintained an orderly wanting to try and prove it in public worship, in their way,
order to come to some at stated times; at some of tainty, he remained in an unwhich they were visited by settled state till about four several of the Friends. Pa- years ago;
when he pounan, their chief preacher, ceived an assurance that this in his discourses principally love was good, and that he advised and exhorted them to needed no farther inquiry a. circumspection and brotherly bout it. And being past all love in their conduct, that it doubt that this was the right might be manifest they reg way, ho had endeayoured to
walk steadily therein since to love one another, to look that time. This spirit was a upon all mankind as one, and spirit of love ; and it was his so to become as one family." daily prayer that it might con- Proud's Hist.of Pennsylvania, tinually abide with him : That Vol. II. pages 32025. when he felt it prevalent in This account of Papounan his heart he was so direciéd will we hope be read with inas to speak what was right terest, and occasion some se. and prevented from saying rious reflections. To such any wrong thing: That by views of piety and duty this reason of men not keeping to remarkable Indian appears to this love, which their maker have been brought, prior to hath given them in their hearts, any personal acquaintance with che evil spirit gets possession the gospel, or with the Friends. there, and destroys all that is Must he not then have been good in them; and this is the taught by the spirit of God? cause why men dislike one And were not his views of rc. another, grow angry with and legion much more consistent endeavour to kill one another. with the gospel, than those But when we follow the lead- which are entertained by the ings of the good spirit, it greater number of professed causes our hearts to be tender, Christians ?
REY. PROFESSOR MOKEAN. We were called in our last of one, who was numbered number to notice the death of with our most accomplished the Rev. Dr. McKean, Boyl- scholars and divines, and whose ston Professor of Rhetoric and private virtues have embalmed Oratory in Harvard Universis his memory in many hearts. ty. This dispensation has ad- To every community the ded another to the bereave- death of such an individual as ments, numerous and afflicting Dr. McKean musi be viewed almost beyond example, with with a powerful interest, for which our churches and litera- to every community his life ry community have, within might be an important blessthe few past years,
been ing. Having received the honvisted. We are persuad. ours of Harvard University, he ed
add nothing devoted himself to the study to the just and affection- of Theology; and evirced the ate tributes that have al. diligence and fidelity of his ready been offered ;* but we preparation, by the ability and are unwilling that the pages acceptance of his earliest serof the Christian Disciple vices. In 1797 lie became the should be without some notice
Pastor of the church in MilEulogy on the Rev. Joseph McKean, delivered before the University, Cambridge, by Professor Hedge ; and Funeral Sermon by Rev. Nathaniel Lu. Frothingham, of Boston ; both of which have been published by rcque:t.
ton, and continued in that sa- submission, with which at cred relation for a little more length in a foreign land, and than seven years, when his de- separated from the dearest clining hcalth, combined with friends of his heart, he yielded circunstances beyond his con- to the summons of death. trol, rendered a dissolution of As a scholar, Dr. McKean his connexion expedient; and is entitled to our notice ; for he took an affectionate fare. his intellectual and scientific well of the people of his charge. attainments gave him an hona The feelings he exprest on ourable place in our literary that occasion, mark the ten- circle. He possessed in a high derness and piety of his soul; degree the attributes of genand afford an interesting ex. ius; and this was connected ample of pastoral solicitude with a characteristic ardour, and forlearance, worthy to be which gave animation to his líad in remembrance by those, studies, and enabled him to col: for whom they were uttered. lect very various and copious
As a preacher, Dr. McKean stores of knowledge. While was peculiarly, and I believe engaged in the active exercise universally acceptable. There of the ministry he found time was an encrgy, and sometimes to indulge his taste for the aban originality, of thought and struser sciences, and afterinanner, sanctified by an ha- wards when in the highly honbitual piety, which seldom ourable station, to which he failed of commanding deep at- was called in the University, tcntion. In his addresses to other studies became his more the throne of mcrcy you might immediate province, his profialways mark the breathings of ciency kept pace with the ara devout and humble soul, dour of his mind, and his de. dceply imprest with the ma- sire of usefulness. In the jesty of God, the Creator, with. discharge of this, as of all his the dcpendance of the crea- Other duties, he appeared to ture, and earnest in supplica- act under a decp sense of his tion for spiritual gifts. In- responsibilily to God, who had deed should I select any one lent him all, that he possessed, quality, which seemed to con. and with a most benevolent stitute the most uniform and zeal for the benefit of his fel. pervading temper of his mind, low-creatures. Among his acit would be his ardent piety ; quisitions should be mentionwhich thcre is reason to be. ed his remarkably minute and lieve followed him through all extensive acquaintance with the various changes of his pile the civil and ecclesiastical hisgrimage, sustained him under tory of this country. His love the sorrows 10 which, either of this pursuit amounted infrom bodily infirmiiy, or from deed almosi to a passion; for other still more afflicting sour- he felt an enthuriastic admiraces, he was subjected, and ion of the feelings, habits and was undoubtedly the ground character of the Fathers of of that cheerful and profound New-England ; and few
mong us entered with more best services and prayers. We filial reverence into their spirit. should be unjust also to his
No better evidence can be many virtues, should we noi adduced of the literary and remember the ardent benevoprofessional reputation of Dr. lence and disinterestedness of McKean than the number of his character, his generous honourable stations to which, hospitality, and his constant at different periods, he was in. readiness, even beyond the vited ; and which, if accepted, extent of his ability, to every he never failed consciencious. act of christian kiadness. If ly to discharge. He was ever there are any without the cirscrupulously exact in fulfilling cle of his domestic relations, his appointed share of duty, or of his most familiar friends, from a principle, that no man who were ever surprised" by was entitled to the honour; apparent inequalities of feelwho would not submit to the ing, which they were unable labours of a trust; and where to explain, let it be rememan object appeared to him sufo bered-because christian canficiently important, he dor suggests it that it is sel. willing to give, not his name dom given to minds, ardent as only and occasional attendance, was his, to maintain that equan but a degree of industry and ble tenor, which is the natueven of mechanical effort, ral element of the phlegmatic; which minds like his are sel that it is one of the hardest ofdom paticnt enough to besiow. fices of religion-though, who Indeed, punctuality, exact ad- will deny that it should be its herence to a plan prescribed, unwearied effort to regulate and perseverance in the ac- the emotions of a peculiarly complishment of what was delicate, and susceptible heart; commenced, were among his and that the strength or impeculiar traits. They petuosity of feeling, which qualities which seldom ob
seldom ob. might have been lamented by tain their just estimation, but none so much as himself, was to which we are greatly in- perhaps in this world of im. debted for the success of our perfection, where the best institutions; and they purest christians find ii so were the more remarkable in difficult to preserve the exact him from the characteristic balance of their virtues, insepenthusiasm with which they arable in him from that ardour, were combined.
which gave spirituality and life From this view of his char. to his devotion, and in some acter, it must be evident that remarkable instances, such we have lost in him a valuable fondness and enthusiasm to citizen ; one of those, who by his friendship. their energy and zeal, give Those who were health and vigour to society, sant with Dr. McKean, will one who had the public wel. not fail to remember lvis vari. fare much at heart, and was ous colloquial powers, which ready to contribute to it his combined with his affectionate
and social spirit, gave a charm we are always ready to attacia to his familiar intercourse. more than becomes us to the He could readily impart of the services of a fellow-mortal. stores, which his reading or We rely on wisdom, that beobservation had collected, and ing human, must err-on vir. sometimes in the freedom of tue, that can be made perfect conversation, surprised his only in Heaven ; and God, the most intimate friends by an e. sovereign disposer, not sel. loquence, which he probably dom withdraws from us the never exceeded in his most e- frail objects of our dependence laborate compositions.
to teach us his own sufficienIt is unnecessary to attempt cy.
He instructs us, that He any delineation here of his do- is in no need of the services mestic virtues ; though upon of even the best or wisest of this part of his character there his creatures ; that all they could be no danger of falling possess is from Him, and that into exaggerated praise. His with all the powers, that disfriends know for themselves; tinguish them, they do not and it is not permitted to in- breathe a wish, or utter a trude into the sanctuary of prayer, or execute a design, private grief-how tender, how but in dependence on Him. faithful and exemplary he was He will accomplish his grand in all the relations, by which purposes, as well in the moral God had united them ; what as in the natural world withun husband and parent, son, out them. At the same time and brother and friend death we rejoice in the fair hopes las separated from them. It and promises of the Gospel ; is enough, that God's pitying we believe that though witheye is upon them, and that the drawn from us, they are welhand, that has chastened, is 'comed to a parer and nobler inighty to sustain,
sphere. We miss them in the How frequent, how mourn. places, they have filled and aful have of late been the rava- dorned on earth, in the scenes ges of death! not individuals consecrated by their labours and families alone, but our and friendship; but their imwhole community has been mortal spirits with all their called to tears. *For behold graces have ascended to God, the faithful fail from among and are cherished with a Fathus, and the Lord of Hosts hath er's love in the regions of taken away from Jerusalem perfect knowledge and virtue. the stay and the staff. But
ADDRESS TO WARRIORS. Tell us, ye troublers of mankind, "Love and grow wiser ; learn in time Who glory in your trade,
That war in deed is guilt ; And through the carnage cover'd field That God approves not him by whom In fancied greatness wade ;
A brother's blood is spilt, Ilave you not felt at times remorse But inquisition strict will make Attendant on your ruthless course ? Of those who thus his office take."