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be therefore to give ourselves up into his &c. every where dispersing printed cobands to be saved by his mere grace, pies of the New Testament in Chinese nie we are saved at all

. This is but act-|(which Mr. Morrison had completed), deling according to the dictates of the together with catechisms and religious de nost evident propriety and truth. To tracts. Thus, as it was in the beginlivreat God thus, to glorify him as God, ning, the dispersion of the disciples di tand to make him the supreme good, may more extensively diffuse the truth écits but to treat him in equity. After we abroad. We consider the translation imave done this, we are but unprofitable effected by Mr. Morrison, as a great els servants, doing no more than it was work. He is eminently qualified for our duty to do. If we come short of it, and, we have reason to believe, a u bithis...if we deny to God his attributes, great scholar in the language. He has serbis decrees, his sovereignty, his au- been, for two or three years past, emliathority, his right of absolute dominion, sployed as a translator for the East Inneabsis claim to our perfect cordial subjec-dia Company. We send you a copy bition...if we justify ourselves and con- l of this work for your missionary Board, es demn him, we cannot be the liberal ; of which we beg your acceptance. old for with respect to him, the first and in- “Mr. Campbell's visit to all the misZoldefinitely the greatest object of regard,wesionary stations in South Africa, as briefsudo not devise liberal things.

ly related in our Report, you will pe

ruse with interest. He has been most | Extracts of a letter from the Rev. Mr.marvellously preserved in great perils;

Burder, to the Rev. Dr. Worcester, has made great discoveries; and his libea dated Sept. 28, 1814.

arrangements will, we trust, be produc" Dear Sir,

tive of great advantages. Some, in“I very gladly avail myself of an deed, already appear. A great awatal opportunity of renewing my corres kening has taken place at Gricqua um pondence with you, by means of the town, formerly Klaar Water, near the i return of our highly valued friend, Dr. greatOrange river, many hundred miles

north of the Cape. Mr. C. visited the “A happier state of public affairs is,|| city of Latakkoo, four miles long (scatI hope and pray, at hand, when inter-tered), and found that there are twencourse will be easier.

ty-two nations north of that city, who “ You will have heard long ago of all speak the same language. We are the success of the numerous petition-|| about sending several missionaries, aers in this country for liberty to send mong whoin will be one or two capa

missionaries to India. The door is ble of forming a grammar. We hope al

now open, under certain restrictions, a translation of the Scriptures may and we trust many laborers will gradu-lhereafter be made into that language.

ally be sent. Some are already gone. E of

“ Mr. C.'s travels are just going to We have sent three to Batavia, and press, and will be uncommonly interone to the Isle of France. Another is esting. Mr. C. visited some places, gone to Capton and Macao, to assist where a white man was never before Mr. Morrison. But such was the pow- seen. His producing a looking glass

er of the Popish priests, at the Portu- astonished and affrighted multitudes, ou guese settlement at Macao, (where His watch exceedingly terrified the

Europeans are obliged to spend part queen, who thought it alive, and could of the year, not being allowed to con-| not be prevailed upon to put it to her tinue many months at a tirne at Canton) that they prevailed on the Portu- “ Farewell, my dear sir. Salute al} guese government to send Mr. Milne, the dear brethren united with you in (the assistant) away in a few days. Af-promoting the great cause of our dear ier spending some months at Canton,

* Mr. C. brought several curiosities with he went to Malacca, Java, Mauritius,l him, among which is the king's robe, com

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and adorable Redeemer. For Him | let us all work harder and harder, er posed of thirty-two cat-skins, neatly joined || the night is at hand. together, though the inhabitants never saw a “ I am, dear sir, your truly afici needle. These, with many other articles from tionate friend and brother,

“ GEORGE BURDER. lo a little museum.

ole miss the Directors are forming in ||




Being suitable Thoughts for a New Year.

HERE bliss is short, imperfect, insincere,
But total, absolute, and perfect there.
Here time's a moment, short our happiest state,
There infinite duration is our date.
Here Satan tempts, and troubles e'en the best,
There Satan's power extends not to the blest.
In a weak, sinful body, here I dwell,
But there 1 drop this frail and sickly shell.
Here my best thoughts are stain'd with guilt and fear,
But love and pardon shall be perfect there.
Here my best duties are defild with sin,
There all is ease without, and peace within.
Here feeble faith supplies my only light,
There faith and hope are swallow'd up in sight.
Flere love of self my fairest works destroys,
There luve of God shall perfect all my joys.
Here things, as in a glass, are darkly shown,
There I shall know as clearly as I'm known.
Frail are the fairest flowers wbicb bloom below,
There freshest palms on roots immortal grow.
Here wants or cares perplex my anxious mind,
But spirits there a calm fruition find.
Ilere disappointinents my best schemes destroy,
There those that sow'd in tears shall reap in joy.
Here vanity is stampt on all below,
Perfection there on every good shall grow.
Here my fond heart is fasten’d on some friend,
Whose kindness may, whose life must have an end;
But there no failure can I ever prove,
God cannot disappoint, for God is love.
Here Christ for sinners suffer'd, groan'd and bled,
But there he reigns the great triumphant head;
Here mock'd and scourg'd, he wore a crown of thorns,
A crown of flory there his brow adorns.
Here error clouds the will, and dims the sight,
l'here all is knowledge, purity and light.
Here so imperfect is this mortal state,
li blest myseif, I mourn some other's fate.
At every human woe I here repine,
The joy of every saint shall there be mine.
Here it I leail, the world shall pierce my heart,
But there that broken reed and I shall part.
llere on no pronisel good can I depend,
Eit there the Rock of Ages is


Here if so'ne sudden joy lelight inspire,
The dread to lose it, clamps the rising fire ;
But there whatever good ihe soul employ,
The thiwught that’tis eternal, crowns the joy.

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