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'to employ them. It is much to be desired that the whole question of missions should from time to time be brought and kept before the public mind, till Christians be made clearly to see the matchless glory of the enterprise-deeply to feel the duty, and duly to estimate the honour and privilege of promoting it. When once this comes to pass, the work will go steadily on; there will be prayer as well as labour for the great object, and prosperity will attend our way. The mighty undertaking is to be achieved by means, not by 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!

* Douglas.

Horrid conjunction! America, the land of the free! And that America, the greatest slaveholder, man-seller, man-slayer, 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!

INDEX TO SUBJECTS.

372.

Army, British, depravity of, 439 ;

composed of the bad only, 452 ;-
Academic honours due to mission feel nothing but corporal punish-
aries, 286.

ment, 453 ;-Portuguese, 439;-
Achilles, Mr. Foster's opinion of, Spanish, 440 ;- French, 451.
383.

Asia, no hope for, but in missions,
Addison's character and writings,

354, 355 ; --- his comparison of Aunra, wonderful history of, 20.

military and moral greatness, 394.
Address to Christians of England on
the effect of missions, 67 ; - to

B
voyagers, 68 ;-to the young men
of England, 84.

Bacon, Lord, powers and achieve-
Address to the American Board, on ments of, 351-353.

slave contribution, 515, 516. Battle-field considered in relation to
Admirals of England compared with the world of spirits, 392.
Williams, 33.

Battles, method of counting at Ma-
Advocates of peace, 390.

nono, 57.
Aitutaki, effects of the gospel at, 23. | Battle-ground in the South Seas, 63.
Africa, Sir T. F. Buxton's work on Bayle, character of, 353.

the slave trade of, 72 ;-effect of Bible, its condemnation of war, 135.
missions in, 88 ;-missions alone | Bishop of Chester's view of Wil-
can rectify the disorders of its con liams's “ Enterprises,” 401.
dition, 371; – anticipated state, Bolingbroke's genius and ambition,

226.
Africaner, 468.

British teachers, great influence of,
Alexander's character and wars, 412 2 ;--may oppose the spirit of war,

-414 ;-forbade any to paint him and foster that of missions, 3.

but Apelles, 424 ;-his death, 249. Brougham, Right Hon. Lord, his
American Board, address to the, on character a subject of interest,
slave contribution, 515, 516.

114 ; - attempts to delineate it,
America and England, fearful posi 115 ;-his position, 116;-in ad-
tion of, 507, 508.

vance of his age, 117;-has much
American churches, address to, 502; to hope from posterity, 118;-re-

- their extraordinary apathy, 503; flections on his religious charac-
hope of England centred in the, ter, 119;--speeches for the mis-
504.

sionary Smith, 120; greatness of
American colonies founded, 473. the occasion, ib. ;-his description -
Arms, profession of, denounced, 390, of the missionary character, 122;
391.

correction of bis Lordship's view,

ib.

123 ;—dedication to Earl Spencer, | Chalmers, Dr., fine apostrophe by,
124; wrong views of the gospel 89.
mission, 125, 126 ;-account of Charles XII., death of, 249 ;-his
the gospel mission, 126, 127 ; character and wars, 417, 418.
eulogium on the schoolmaster, Character of the age, the leading,
130;—was early filled with a sense the missionary, 179.
of the glory of peace and of civil Chatham, Lord, compared with Pe-
ization, ib. ; - invective against ricles, 276.
wars, 132;-his “Colonial Policy," Christ's person, character, and work,
133, 134; — his resemblance to 179, 180.
Cicero, 134; anti-scriptural cha Christians, the first and chief anta-
racter of his Lordship's views, gonists of slavery, 192, 193.
150;-observations on education, Christianity, effects of, on Makes,
151; erroneous ideas of, 152, 153; 64, 65; testimony to, by the So-
-aversion to evangelical doctrine, ciety for civilizing Africa, 71;-
154 ;-inaugural oration at Glas alone able to crush slavery, 75:-
gow, ib.; mistakes concerning the grand support of civil govern-
nature of faith, 155 ;-deistical ment, 76;—reveals the true cha-
character of his Lordship's views, racter of heathen institutions, ib.;
156 ;-errors relative to faith and -not to be promoted by force, 18;
unbelief, 184, 185; – “ Great - progress in Polynesia arose not
Truth," ib. ;-his letter to Mr. from the aid of the civil power,
Williams, 191 ;-why urged to 80;—despotism incompatible with,
support missions, 192 ; — great 88;-how it operates, 106;-grand
senatorial promoter of education, civilizer of man, 107;– Burke's
197 ;-defective view of educa testimony to, ib. ;-only remedy
tion, 198; urged to espouse the for the distress of our world, 111;
cause of missions, 201;-will be - impotency of legislation and
in good company, 202 ;-entitled morality, 112;-unspeakable bless-
to repose, ib. ;-reminded of the ings of, 113;-wonderful effects
folly of this world's great men, on mankind during the apostolie
203 ;—is pointed to the example age, 333 ; – become enfeebled
of his predecessors, 212 ;-em through the corruption of after
ployments suggested, 213.

ages, ib.
Burke's opinion of the power of Churches of Great Britain, Ireland,
Christianity, 107.

and America, address to the, 483.
Buteve, extraordinary character of, Cicero's love of peace, and resem.

40;--his dialogue with Williams, blance to Brougham, 134 ;-on
41.

ambition, 226;-on philanthropy,
Buxton, Sir T. F., his work on the 229;—his preface to Atticus, 257;

slave trade, 70 ;-his testimony to - his description of moral great-
the power of the gospel, ib. ;-his ness, 270 ;-his definition of true
career greatly surpasses that of glory, 272.
conquerors, 73;-leader of British Civilization the result of missionary
philanthropy, 74.

labour, 107 ;-wonderful instance
Byron, the late Lord, dreadful por of, 107, 108; - all friends of,

trait of, 262 ;-apostrophe to man, should support missions, 191;-
266.

picture of its progress, 335-348;
ought to be the prime pursuit
of all nations, 399 ;-question of
mainly a question of missions,

400 ;-Williams's “ Enterprises."
Cæsar's Commentaries, 244 ;- his

demonstrate that the gospel is the
character and wars, 415, 416 ; only instrument of civilization,
compared with Paul, the Apostle, 401.
416.

Classic writers compared with the

“ Enterprises” of Williams, 284 ; | Education, Lord Brougham's ideas
benefits of studying the, 289, 290; of, 152, 153 ;-in Polynesia, 198;
utility of, to missionaries, 290; -chiefly promoted by missions, ib.
anti-Christian spirit of the, 291; Emigration indispensable to Eng.
views of Dr. Thomson and Mr. land, 476–478.
Foster relative to, 293 ;--sug England, Admirals of, 33 ;—Chris-
gestions for averting the evil of tians of, address to, on the effect
the study of, 294–296.

of missions, 67 ;-- ships of, sent
Code of Laws framed by the Mis for destruction, ib. ;-noble efforts

sionary for the Raiateans and of, against slavery, 74 ;-condi-
Rarotongans, 79.

tion of, under the Normans, 86 ;-
Colonization will create new centres present state of law in, 87 ;-her

for missionary enterprise, 478. naval rejoicings, 101 ;-her chief
Contemner of missions, an address glory the promotion of missions,
to the, 51.

408 ;—her war-debt and taxes,
Cook, Captain, the death of, 249 ; 423 ;-owes every thing to mis-

compared with Williams, 250. sions, 471 ;-her superiority to all
Co-operation, condition of, with the continental nations, 472 ;-
slaveholders, 506.

her colonial territory, 473, 474.
Cowper's excessive devotion to Ho England and America, fearful posi-
mer, 292.

tion of, 507, 508.
English, the, not a military people,

453.
Essays, the American Prize, 53,

Experiment, a grand, in relation to
David's condemnation of war, 135. missions, 509.
Death-beds of great men, 204 ;--of

Curran, Sheridan, Fox, Erskine,
Burke, Johnson, ib. ;---of Sir J.

Mackintosh and Sir W. Scott, 206.
Debt, frightful progress of the na Faith of the gospel, what it is, and
tional, 479, 480.

what it is not, 182 ; -- apostolic
Discord, dreadful picture of, 465. view of it, ib. ;-hurtful distinc-
Douglas, James, of Cavers, works tions, 183;-duty of believing,

and studies of, 90;-his profound 184 ;-error of Lord Brougham
views in relation to missions, 91; relative to, ib. ;-how Divine in-
-his great capabilities of serving fluence becomes necessary to, 186 ;
the cause of missious, 103 ; - ground of man's obligation to
urged to address the higher believe the truth, ib. ;-purifying
classes, 104.

influence of, 188;—source of good

works, 189.
Finau's threat of destruction to such

as become Christians, 80.

Force not to be used to promote
East, Rev. T., life of, signalized by

Christianity, 78.

Foster, Rev. John, opinions of, on
two events, 215.
Edinburgh Review, great services of

the Classics, 293, 294 ; - “ Essays"
the, to the cause of Peace, 376;-

of, 298 ;-appeal to, in behalf of
a fine passage from the, on Peace,

the missionary character, 349 ;-
379 ;-importance of its embrac-

his capabilities of advancing the
ing the cause of missions, 402 ;-

cause of missions, 372, 373.
its early hostility and injury to

Frederick the Great, character and
missions, ib. 405;—its favourable

wars of, 419, 420.
notice of Tyerman and Bennet,
464.

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