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miracle. Indeed, “the only miracle necessary, is, that Christians should have some concern for the souls of their fellow creatures."* The more we have of this, the more we have of Christ, the great Pattern and Patron of the illustrious brotherhood of missionaries. Oh! what love is that which burns for souls in his bosom! Let us share it; let us show it. Let us feel as he felt ; let us do as he did. Let us, like him, weep over sin, and go about doing good! Compared with this, every thing is low, and every thing is little. Oh! how transcendent, then, is the honour of England and of America, in being permitted to take the part which they have taken in this great work! Brethren, of both countries, ponder the obligations resulting from that honour! Let every soul on British ground hear the glad tidings, and let all who hear, believe, live, love, and obey. Let Englishman be synonymous with Christian, and Christian with saint! Let America, with all her millions, awake to a full apprehension of her mercies and her duties. Oh! let her forthwith remove that foul stain, that spot of blood, which now pollutes her banner ! America and Slavery! Horrid conjunction ! America, the land of the free! And that America, the greatest slaveholder, man-seller, manslayer, in the universe ! Monstrous inconsistency ! Cruel abomination! Men of Massachusetts ! and all Americans who value the honour of a British origin, and who dread to disgrace their Pilgrim parentage, stand forth, and cleanse your hands from the foul fellowship of dealers in human flesh! And, ye Commissioners of the American Board of Missions, awake from your dream! Lay aside your fine distinctions about slavery in the “abstract,” or slavery in the concrete! Slavery is slavery, disguise it as you may. Slavery is injustice-is cruelty-is murder! Your duty as members of the family of man, and still more
of the family of Christians, is prior, and paramount to your duty as members of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Purify your Society, whatever may be the consequences. Reject at once the planter, and his ill-acquired substance ! Can the pure eye of Heaven look with satisfaction on the chains of bondage, and the price of blood ? In the name of justice, humanity, and religion, we implore you, send not into the field of missions men clothed and fed with the product of tears, torture, and death!
Academic honours due to mission-
Achilles, Mr. Foster's opinion of,
Addison's character and writings,
318, 319;-his comparison of mi-
litary and moral greatness, 354.
Address to Christians of England
on the effect of missions, 61; -
to voyagers, ib. ;-to the young
men of England, 76.
Address to the American Board,
on slave contribution, 462, 463.
Admirals of England compared
with Williams, 30.
Advocates of peace, 350.
Aitutaki, effects of the gospel at,
Africa, Sir T. F. Buxton's work on
the slave trade of, 63 ;-effect of
missions in, 79 ;-missions alone
can rectify the disorders of its
condition, 333; - anticipated
Alexander's character and wars,
370—372 ;-forbade any to paint
him but Apelles, 381;-his
American Board, address to the,
on slave contribution, 462, 463.
America and England, fearful po-
sition of, 455, 456.
American churches, address to,
450;-their extraordinary apa-
thy, 451;-hope of England cen-
tred in the, 452.
American colonies founded, 424.
Arms, profession of, denounced,
Army, British, depravity of, 393;
-composed of the bad only,
405;-feel nothing but corporal
Asia, no hope for, but in mis-
Aunra, wonderful history of, 18.
Battle-ground in the South Seas,
Bayle, character of, 317.
Bible, its condemnation of war,
Bishop of Chester's view of Wil.
liams's “ Enterprises,” 360.
Bolingbroke's genius and ambi-
British teachers, great influence
of, 2;—may oppose the spirit
of war, and foster that of mis.
Brougham, Right Hon. Lord, his
character a subject of interest,
103;-attempts to delineate it,
ib.;-his position, 105 ;-in ad-
vance of his age, ib.;-has much
to hope from posterity, 106;—
reflections on his religious cha-
racter, 107;—speeches for the
missionary Smith, 108;-great-
ness of the occasion, 109;-his
description of the missionary
character, 110;-correction of
His Lordship's view, 111;-de-
dication to Earl Spencer, 112;-
wrong views of the gospel mis-
sion, 112, 113;-account of the
gospel mission, 114, 115;-eulo-
gium on the schoolmaster, 117;
—was early filled with a sense
of the glory of peace and of civil-
ization, 118;-invective against
121 ;-his resemblance to Cicero,
ib.;-anti-scriptural character of
His Lordship's views, 136;-ob-
servations on education, ib.;-
erroneous ideas of, 138 ;-aver-
sion to evangelical doctrine, ib.;
-inaugural oration at Glasgow,
139; -mistakes concerning the
nature of faith, 140;-deistical
character of His Lordship's
views, 141 ;-errors relative to
faith and unbelief, 166, 167,--
“Great Truth,” 167;-his letter
to Mr. Williams, 172 ;-why
urged to support missons, 173;
great senatorial promoter of edu-
cation, 178;-defective view of
education, ib.;-urged to espouse
the cause of missions, 182;-will
be in good company, ib. ;-en-
titled to repose, ib.;-reminded
of the folly of this world's great
men, 183;-is pointed to the
example of his predecessors,
Bacon, Lord, powers and achieve-
ments of, 315-317.
Battle-field considered in relation
to the world of spirits, 352.
Battles, method of counting at
Burke's opinion of the power of
Buteve, extraordinary character
of, 37 ;--his dialogue with Wil-
Buxton, Sir T. F., his work on the
slave trade, 63;-his testimony
to the power of the gospel, ib. ;-
his career greatly surpasses that
of conquerors, 65;--leader of
British philanthropy, 66.
Byron, the late Lord, dreadful por-
trait of, 237;-apostrophe to
Cæsar's Commentaries, 220;-his
character and wars, 372–374;-
compared with Paul, the apostle,
Chalmers, Dr., fine apostrophe by,
Charles XII., death of, 224;-his
character and wars, 374, 375.
Character of the age, the leading,
the missionary, 430.
Chatham, Lord, compared with
Christ's person, character, and
Christians, the first and chief anta-
gonists of slavery, 174-176.
Christianity, effects of, on Makea,
58, 59;-testimony to, by the
Society for civilizing Africa, 64;
-alone able to crush slavery,
68;-grand support of civil go-
vernment, 69;-reveals the true
character of heathen institutions,
ib. ;-not to be promoted by force,
70;-progress in Polynesia arose
not from the aid of the civil
power, 72;-- despotism incom -
patible with, 74;-how it ope-
rates, 96;-grand civilizer of
man, ib. ;--Burke's testimony
to, 97;-only remedy for the
distress of our world, 101 ;-im-
potency of legislation and mo-
rality, ib. ; - unspeakable bless-
ings of, 102;-Wonderful effects
on mankind during the apostolic
age, 300; - become enfeebled
through the corruption of after
Churches of Great Britain, Ire-
land, and America, address to
Cicero's love of peace, and resem-
blance to Brougham, 121 ;-on
ambition, 203 ;-on philanthropy,
206 ;-his preface to Atticus,
232 ;-his description of moral
greatness, 243 ;-his definition
of true glory, 245.
Civilization the result of mission-
ary labour, 96; wonderful in-
stance of, 97-99 ;-all friends
of, should support missions, 172;
-picture of its progress, 300—
312 ;-ought to be the prime
pursuit of all nations, 359 ;-
question of, mainly a question
of missions, 360 ;-Williams's
“ Enterprises” demonstrate that
the gospel is the only instrument
of civilization, ib.
Classic writers compared with the
“Enterprises" of Williams, 256;
-benefits of studying the, 260,
261 ; utility of, to missionaries,
261 ;-anti-Christian spirit of
the, 262 ;-views of Dr. Thom-
son and Mr. Foster relative to
264;--suggestions for averting
the evil of the study of, 265 —
Code of Laws framed by the Mis-
sionary for the Raiateans and
Colonization will create new cen-
tres for missionary enterprise,
Contemner of missions, an ad-
dress to the, 46.
Cook, Captain, the death of, 225;
-compared with Williams, 226.
Co-operation, condition of, with
Cowper's excessive devotion to
David's condemnation of war, 122.
Death-beds of great men, 184 ;-
of Curran, Sheridan, Fox, Ers-
kine, Burke, Johnson, ib. ;-of
Sir J. Mackintosh and Sir W.
Debt, frightful progress of the
Discord, dreadful picture of, 417.
Douglas, James, of Cavers, works
and studies of, 81;-his pro-
found views in relation to mis-
sions, 82;-his great capabili-
ties of serving the cause of mis-
sions, 93 ;-urged to address the
higher classes, 94.
East, Rev. T., life of, signalized
by two events, 194.