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THE

CHRISTIAN L I B R A R Y.

A REPRINT OF

POPULAR RELIGIOUS

WORKS.

UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE FOLLOWING CLERGYMEN:

Rev. JONATHAN Goino, of the Baptist Church,
Rev. J. F. SCHROEDER, of the Protestant Episcopal Church,
Rev. J. M. KREBS, of the Presbyterian Church.

VOL. IV.

NEW-YORK:
THOMAS GEORGE, JR., SPRUCE STREET.

Burlington, wis-Pob.tit.

CD
. 05

CONTENTS.

Page

492

PASCAL'S THOUGHTS ON RELIGION.

PREFACE....

504 XVI. Other proofs of Jesus Christ....... 518

MEMOIR OF Blaise PASCAL..

505 XVII. The purpose of God to conceal him-

Chap. I. On Self-Knowledge

520

self from some, and to reveal him-

II. The Vanity of Man..

521

self to others..

530

III. The Weakness of Man..

522 XVIII. That the Religion of real Chris-

IV. The Misery of Man....

526

tians, and real Jews, is one and

V. The wonderful contrarieties which

the same..

551

are found in Man with respect to XIX. We cannot know God savingly, but

truth, happiness, and many other

by Jesus Christ..

552

subjects ..
528 XX. Thoughts on Miracles..

552
VI. On a vowed indifference to Religion. 530 XXI. Miscellaneous Thoughts on Reli-

VII. That the belief of a God is the true

gion

554

wisdom......

532 XXII. Thoughts on Death, extracted from a

VIII. Marks of the true Religion. 534

Letter of M. Pascal, on the occa-

IX. Proofs of the true Religion, drawn

sion of the death of his father .... 564

from the contrarieties in Man, and XXIII. A prayer for the sanctified use of

from the doctrine of Original Sin. 536

affliction by disease

566

X. The due subordination and use of XXIV. A comparison of ancient and mo-

Reason

539

dern Christians.....

569

XI. The character of a Man who is

XXV. On the Conversion of a Sinner.. 570

wearied with seeking God by rea- XXVI. Reasons for some opinions of the

son only, and who begins to read

people

572

the Scriptures...

539 XXVII. Detached Moral Thoughts...

573

XII. The Jews..

541 XXVIII. Thoughts on Philosophical and Lite-

XIII. Of Figures.

513

rary Subjects....

577

XIV. Jesus Christ..

545 XXIX. On Epictetus and Montaigne. 580

XV. Prophetical proofs of Jesus Christ.. 546 | XXX. On the condition of the great....... 583

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LETTER I.

LETTER XIV.

Departure from Liverpool. Passage to New- Charleston. Salt Works. Kenawa Falls.

York. Kind Reception.' First Impressions.... 589 The Hawk's Nest. Mountain Scenery. Lewis-

LETTER II.

burgh. White Sulphur Springs. Quiet Inn.

Temperance House. North Mountain. The

Invitation of the Presbytery. Service at the

Grand Turn. Forest. Roads. Lexington... 624

Free Church. Mercantile Distress. Whig Ce-

lebration ...

590

LETTER XV.

LETTER III.

Sabbath at Lexington. African Church. The

Blacks. Methodists. Temperance cause.

Journey to Washington. Chamber of Repre-

Weyer's Cave. Inn. New Hope. Natural

sentatives. Senate Chamber. Congress. Pre-

Bridge...

627

sident's House, &c. Slave Pen. Wind Storm.

Georgetown. Mount Vernon. Family of

LETTER XVI.

Washington.

592 Sacramental Meeting. Staunton. Revivals

there.

LETTER IV.

Blue Ridge. Charlottesville. Uni-

versity. Jefferson. Richmond. Monumental

Return to New-York. Religious Anniversa- Church. Slave Auction. Thunder storm.... 633

ries. Foreign Missionary Society. General

Impressions...

596

LETTER XVII.

LETTER V.

Steamboat. The Rappahannoc. Merry Point.

Scenery. Hospitalıy. Northern Neck. Camp-

Excursion to Morristown; Sabbath there.

meeting. Deacon Norris....

637

State of Religion, and Account of a late Re-

vival. Journey to Philadelphia.....

598

LETTER XVIII.

LETTER VI.

Remarks on Camp-meetings. Journey to

Baltimore. The Bay. Baltimore Slave-mart.

Meeting of the General Assembly. Ordina-

A Methodist Church....

642

tion of Mr. Parker. China. Philadelphia.

Penn's Monument. Penitentiary. Quakers.

LETTER XIX.

Hicksites. Return to New-York.

600 Passage to Philadelphia. Princeton. Jersey.

LETTER VII.

Theological Examination. Library. Present

from the English Government. New-Bruns-

Meeting of Merchants. Departure for Bos-

wick. Journey to New York. The Hudson.

ton. Pastoral Association in that place. Chris-

Albany. Saratoga. Religious Hotel. Troy.

tian Knowledge Society. Congregational Con-

Visit to the Patroon ..

644

vention. Baptist Education Society. Old South

Meeting. Plymouth Rock. Public Meeting.

LETTER XX,

State of the Town. Burial-ground.........

603 Schenectady. Erie Canal. Mohawk Val-

LETTER VIII.

ley. Passengers. Night on the Waler. Utica.

Oneida Institution. Trenton Falls. Confer-

Journey to Burlington. Lowell. Concord.

ence....

647

Royalton. Harover. Montpelier. Sharon and

Canterbury Shaker Settlements. Emigrants.

LETTER XXI.

The Gulf Road. Waterbury. Waterbury Union College at Schenectady. Albany. Fe-

Falls. Burlington. Lake Chanıplain...... 606 male Academy. Public Buildings. Journey.

LETTER IX.

Pursuit of Robbers. Faithful Dog, Pittsfield.

Commence-

Niagara. Queenstown. The Falls........ 609 Lebanon. Windsor. Amherst.

ment. Hadley. Remarkable Anecdote...... 650

LETTER X.

LETTER XXII.

Journey to Buffalo Black Rock. Steam-

boat. Destruction of Buffalo. Remarkable Northampton. Holyoke. Rattlesnake. Jona-

importunity of a poor Widow. Lake Erie. than Edwards. Solomon Stoddard. Regard

Dunkirk. Cleaveland. Portland. Account to Worship. Morals. Young party. Sabbath

of Revival. Sandusky.

Columbus Incon- day. Burial-ground. Brainerd's Tomb. Ac-

veniences of travelling. Russell's Tavern. Log

count of Revival. Account of Sunday schools.. 654

Huts. Prairies. German Settlers. Storm in

LETTER XXIII.

the Forest. Mormonites. Marion. Delaware.

Revival at Amherst. Brattleborough. The

Worthington. Columbus....

612

Dearborn. Meredith Association. Sacrament.

LETTER XI.

Impressions. Conference. Excursion. Lake

Journey to Cincinnati. Jefferson. Yellow Winnipiseogee

659

Springs. Springfield. Storm at Night. Le-

LETTER XXIV.

banon. Cincinnati. Fourth of July. Declara-

tion of Independence. Association of Minis-

Lowell. Cotton Factory. Sabbath. Absti-

nence Society.

ters. Lane Seminary. State of Religion. Ser-

Lectures on Geology. An-

Institutions.

dover.

616

Andover Commence-

vants. State of Ohio. Granville.....

ment.

664

LETTER XII.

LETTER XXV.

Passage to Louisville on the River Ohio.

Extreme heat. Moscheto-net. Slaves. Sel. Salem. Ipswich. Female School. New-

byville. Frankfort. School-house. Kentucky

buryport. Whitefield's Remains. Portsmouth.

Squeeze. Lexington. Temperance Meeting.

Portland. Orphan Asylum. Dr. Payson. Ar-

667

Revival, &c. Romanism...

619 rival at Boston...

LETTER XIII.

LETTER XXVI.

Forest. Owensville. Guiandot. Kentucky. Boston. The Mall. Horticultural Society.
Campbellism. Colleges, &c...

623| Cambridge. Mount Auburn. Ordination of

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