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for force, the second for sweet. It is in the garden,' but men perceive ness: that on Absalom is drawn it not.” Vol. II. p. 367. with, perhaps, the highest felicity of general and close application of these volumes, which seem to
Instead of taking a formal leave of all, however, we must remark, in agreement with an open- present us many of the fruits of ing observation, that we do not paradise, and a garden of the richconsider any bigh discriminative
est scents and favours, we would course of practical discussion to
finish by reminding the reader be the excellence of these com
that there is in this “ garden” also positions ; a circumstance to which
a sepulchre;” and that the terthe full occupation of the Bishop's minatiou of their contents, in the mind, added to the child-like sim.
new edition, records, in a solema plicity of his heart, may have, in and affecting Funeral Sermon, the some measure, contribuied. Selfe early and lamented death of their
author. May the sweet savour solitary reflection, and under the of his eminently pious and faithful pressure of a sturdy and sullen na- example, long survive the period
of its sbort-lived bloom ! ture, is the parent of that close
May anatomy of the human heart, for
the bisbops and pastors of our wbich writers of other classes' have church associate, with all the atbeen more distinguished, particu
tractions of his zealous career, the larly some amongst the elder Puri warning administered by its early tans, both at home and abroad.
termination, for a similar and of all the exquisite specimens of speedy, exertion of their own opa playful imagination with which portunities and talents ! May Christhese volumes abound, no sermon that the highest efforts of eloquence
tians of every degree remember, contains a more interesting one and feeling are nothing worth in than that, in this third series, on themselves; and are useful only the MISERIES OF LIFE, from the words, “There was a garden, and as they subserve the purpose the a
of a true preparation for death The application of the text is, of and judgment! May they reflect
how soon the departed preacher course, wholly apocryphal. But who would, therefore, have chased
was called to realise in death, and from these pages such an elegant prove in eternity, the verity of his and engaging use of it as the fol
own doctrines ! And valuable belowing?
yond all price is the evidence
which such a death-bed as our “I invite you, then, to the sepulo and which
is described by his me
author's afforded to his principles, chre,' which is ever' in the garden' of life, that you may, in the first place, morialist in the following terms, perceive avd remember, that it is there. which shall close our article. Heedless are most men of death! The young, the gay, and the busy, with what « His illness was too severe to admit light and careless feet do they move of much conversation. But the greatest among the pleasures of the earth, re. sufferings could not disturb the serenity gardless of the grave which is under of his mind. To his attendants he was them, and the dangers with which they uniformly kind. Having made a sudden are surrounded.
How many stumble exclamation, from pain, be immediately upon the sepulchre,' before they have observed, “Do not suppose that I mordiscovered it in the path.' Vur eyes are mur:' and, to calm the bosom of affec. willingly turned from it ; for we bave not tion, he referred to that passage of learned to look upon it without pain. Scripture : •Be still, and know that I We plant a thousand objects, which am God. The 33d chapter of Job hav. hide it from our sight. We twine the ing been read to him, he remarked, 'I flowers of hope, and we bend the vines do not koow whether (as t! ere expressof pleasure, to conceal it from qur view, ed) my flesh will ever again be fresher
than a child's; but this I know, I am on the Saviour;' or words to that effect. just where I would be, in the hands of He quoted, from one of our collects, the God.' He declared that his trust in words, increase and multiply upon us God had never been shaken ; that he thy mercy;'- and thus coinmented : knew that he should carry to God at "Increase—not only increase, but muldeath much sinfulness, but " That is co- tiply. His last quotation from Scripvered;" he said a second time, with em. ture was, 'God of Abraham, of Isaac, phasis, “ That is covered. Adverting and of Jacob,' expressive, as I suppose, to his particular disease, he said,. Why of his confidence in that Divine faithis it that the stranger is subject to this fulness, on which the Patriarchs rested, calamity from which the native is ex. and in the Divine mercy which is from empt? but that God hath set the one generation to generation. As his end over against the other.' On his last drew near, he was silent and still. His day, he was asked what I have men- eyes looked lovelier, as if fixed on the tioned in the beginning of this dis. angels ready to receive his spirit. His course, and also, “With what subject countenance had the expression of his
your thoughts now employed ?" happiest and inost pious moments. It and lie replied, " That I would endea- was turned from earth and friendship, vour to be a more perfect being. unto heaven and God. Mark the upBut you do pot depend on your own right, for the end of that man is peace." merits for salvation ! " Oh no! I rest Vol. II. pp. 484, 485.
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL INTELLIGENCE,
Mr. J. H. Bright, of St. John's college : PREPARING for publication :- The Cur. subject, “ Palmyra." -The Senate few ; or the Grave of the last Saxon, a has voted 2001. from the university chest Poem; by the Rev. W. S. Bowles ;-An towards the relief of the distress in IreIntroduction to the Study of Fossils, by land ; and 2001. in aid of the subscripJ. Parkinson ;-Lectures to Young Gen. tion for establishing a Clerical Seminary tlemen, on Education and the Duties of at Llampeter, in the diocese of St. Da. Life, by J. K. Kent.
vid's. In the press :-Concluding volume of A document recently laid before ParSir R. Porter's Travels ;-History of liament gives the number of newspaRoman Literature, by Mr. Dunlop;- pers stamped last year at twenty-four The River Derwent, by W. B. Clarke; millions, about one third of which were -Euthanasia; or the State of Man after provincial papers. The stamp-duty on Death; by the Rev. Dr. Booker. them amonnted to 412,996l. It is truly
afflicting to a Christian and patriotic Oxford.—The Chancellor's Prizes are mind, to reflect of what materials a adjudged as follows :-Latin Verse, very large proportion of this immense “ Alpes Apnibale superatæ"—to Mr. mass of periodical national reading is F. Curzon, of Brasenose college.-Eug- composed, and how little comparatively lish Essay, “ On the Study of Moral can be found on the files of a common Evidence®—to Mr. W. A. Shirley, of newspaper that has any tendency to be New college.-Latin Essay, " An, re nefit, even where it is not directly calvera, prævaluerit apud Eruditiores An- culated to injure, the mind of the reader. tiquorum Polytheismus"-to Mr. J. B. We are concerned to remark, that some Ottley, of Oriel college.—Sir Roger of the most disreputable and virulent pa. Newdigate's Prize: English Verse pers on the list are among those which “Palmyra"-to Mr. A. Barber, of enjoy the largest sale. Respecting the Wadham college. Convocation has disloyal class of prints, especiallySunday voted 5001, in aid of the fund for the papers, we need add nothing to what relief of the distressed Irish.
we have so often said on the subject; Cambridge.—The Chancellor's gold but we are increasingly grieved that medal, for the best English poem by a among any of the professed friends of resident undergraduate, is adjudged to good order and constitated authorities
in church and state, there should be
SWEDEN. found so gross an inconsistency and de- Professor Hansteen, of Christiana, has reliction of principle as is indicated in published the following observations on the wide circulation of such a publica magnetism :-First, that the magnetic tion as the John Bull Sunday newspaper, intensity of the earth is subject to a the libellons and disgraceful character diurnal variation; that it decreases from of which has been recently decided by the first hours of morning till about ten a court of law, in perfect accordance oreleven o'clock, when it arrives atits miwith the feelings of every well disposed nimum; from which time it increases till mind.
four in the afternoon, and, in the latter At the late trial of the new coinage monthis, till six or seven in the evening. at his Majesty's Mint, no less than It afterwards decreases during the 14,852 sovereigns were found deposited night, and about three in the morning in the Pix, being the representatives reaches its minimum; whence it again (namely, one piece for every 15 lbs. returns as before.--Second, that whenweight of gold coined) of 10,473,249 ever the moon passes the equator the sovereigns stamped between May 1818 magnetic intensity is considerably and June 1821; the largest coinage upon weaker in the two or three following record in this, or perhaps any other, days.-- Third, that the magnetic intencountry. The jury decided, after a care. sity is still more reduced during the ful assay, that the coinage is precisely appearance of an aurora borealis ;—and of the standard value, namely, 22 parts Fourth, that it has a very considerable gold and two alloy. A piece of gold" annual variation, being stronger in from an ingot of melted sovereigns, de. the winter months than in the summer prived of its alloy by fire and acids, be- months. ing placed in the balance with a piece
SOUTH AMERICA. of the standard of 1688, similarly treat- The following has been given as a cored, kept the beam even to the division rect estimate of the population of the of a hair. The silver coinage was found new States in South America. to be nearly three millions sterling. Buenos Ayres, exclusive of
The new church erected for the po- the uncivilized natives, .. 2,000,000 pulous parish of St. Pancras is founded Republic of Colombia, in. on the model of the ancient temple of cluding Venezuela, New Erecthens at Athens. The portico is Grenada, and the adjacent formed by eight Ionic pillars. There small provinces,
2,528,000 are three entrances under the portico: Chili,
1,200,000 the centre one an exact representation Peru,
1,079,1223 of the entrance to the Greek temple. The Mexican Empire, includThe ornaments are executed in terra cotta, ing Mexico and Guatimala, 0,800,000 The steeple is also from an Athenian model--the Temple of the Winds. Its
Total 16,607,122 elevation from the ground is 165 feet, Buenos Ayres, formally declared its It is of an octagonal form, and consists independence in 1816 ;-Venezuela, in of two stories, each supported by eight July 1811 ;---Columbia, including Venepillars. The whole is surmounted by a zuela, in Dec. 1819;-Chili, in 1818;cross. The interior of the church is Peru, in July 1821 ;—and the Mexican extremely neat and elegant. Above the Empire was acknowledged independent communion table, and detached from by Don Juan O'Donaju, the commander the wall, are six splendid verd antique of the monarchical forces, in Aug. 1821. Scagliola columns, with bases and ca. SOUTH-SEA ISLANDS. pitals of white statuary marble; copied Captain Manby is preparing a work, from the temple of Minerva. The gal, which, it is stated, will prove, that leries are supported by pillars taken the innumerable islands in the Pacific from the casts of the Elgin marbles. The Ocean are all peopled from the same pulpit and reading desk are made from stock; and that the same hieroglyphical the wood of the well-known Fairlop characters are known from one extreme oak. The expense is mentioned at about of that sea to the other. Whilst Capt. 70,0001. The sittings will accommodate Manby was at Otaheite, the King and 2500 persons. Several other churches, Queen of the island invested him with though on a more economical plan, are the bighest honours they could bestow; building in the vicinity of the metro, the insignia being tattooed on him, and polis.com
relating a remarkable adventure. On
his visiting the Sandwich Islands, near- which greatly amused the King, and all ly three thousand miles distant, every his family, who made the Captain many hieroglyphical character tattooed on valuable presents, and shewed him the him was decyphered most accurately most marked attention whilst he remainby an old priest, who related every cir- ed on the islaud. At the other islands cumstance with wonderful exactness, the same translation was always given.
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LONDON SOCIETY OR PRO. Mr. M.Caul has been steadily proseMOTING CHRISTIANITY AMONG cuting his work among the Jewish in: THE JEWS.
habitants of Warsaw, who are very pa.
merous. In a letter, dated last October, The Fourteenth Report of the Lon. he writes ;-". The Jewish Nation apé don Society for promoting Christianity, pears to me to be ready to receive any amoug the Jews, states, that to the impression, either good or bad, that exertions of the Society's friends in this may be presented. They appear to and the sister island, it is indebted, un. feel that there is a void in their hearts, der the Divine blessing, for an income which can be filled up only by vital reli. of 10,6931. 8s. 4d. during the last year; gion; and they also seem very sensible being an increase of 8201. 6s. 11d. on of their want of instruction. For this that of the year preceding. Of the in- reason, in my conversations, I always come thus intrasted to the Society, part press them very much with their igno has been expended on the schools, in rance of their own religion; and to this which there are at present thirty-eight cause I attribute the eagerness with boys and forty-four girls; and the Com- which they demand cards and books. I mittee have reason to hope, that the have found very many persons inclined blessing of God accompanies the in- to Christianity, but afraid to declare struction of the Jewish children con. themselves openly. Some persons have fided to the care of the Society. Pub. applied to me, stating, that they would lications of various kinds, for the dif. wish to receive iustruction, and to be fusion of Scripture knowledge among baptized." the Jews, have been circulated in consi- “ Since Monday se'enight, I have disderable numbers during the last year, tributed 868 tracts; and, since last Sa.
The opening of a seminary for the turday, about 400 Jews, men, women, instruction of missionaries to the Jews and children, have called on me for was noticed in the last Report. Eight books. Many of these were teachers, students have been received into it since and solicited tracts for the use of their its commencement; all of them, except schools; and if I had been willing to one, Gentiles. Two of these are at give Testaments to all that asked for present engaged on the continent, in them, I could have disposed of nig the service of the Society, and it is in, whole stock. I have been cautious in tended that two others should proceed giving them away: I am endeavouri ng thither shortly. Four more young men to sell them." who have been brought up under the Mr. M'Caul has visited other parts of pious Mr. Jaenicke, of Berlin, have Poland, in company with Mr. Beck' r, offered themselves as candidates, and an agent of the Society. The first place will shortly be admitted. Of the imthey visited was Posen, in Prassi in portance of such a preparatory institu. Poland; where having, without di fi. tion, every year brings fresh evidence. culty, obtained the sanction of the Pri so
In reference to the Society's pros. siau Government, accompanied with i je pects of usefulness in Holland, Mr. expression of a “ wish for the good s co Thelwall writes ;-"My hopes of some. cess of their undertaking," they begar to thing being eventually done in this distribute books, which were demand od country, of great importance to the with such eagerness, that it was necess ry Jewish cause, are gaioing strength to have a guard before the house to k ep daily.” An institution has been formed the peace.-Some other pleasing oor ir at Amsterdam, under the joint manage- rences attended this visit of the Missi nment of Jews and Christians, for the aries to Poland. “ We were gratifie ," purpose of educating the children of writes Mr. M'Caul, “ by a visit froi the poorer part of thc Jewish population, Roman Catholic Priest. He evidently