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glory of this happy child. Faithful and numer am left alone. I never go to the low castes to ous are their promises, that they will visit them ask for charity: I would not even drink of their again on the day when his ears are to be graced water. No; no. I am of high descent, and with the ponderous rings, and when the barber therefore come to your door. Give me a little is, for the first time, to perform his important of the rice which you give 10 the dogs, or that function. And so sure as they are in the land of which has been left upon your plate. My lord, the living, will they go to the same place, and I went to the house of the great one, but he filled talk over all the events to that period of the my hand with the bumt rice of the chattee. Yes. young man's life. They have, however, another terday only my thirst was quenched, and last pranista o make they will be wolkelebrate his might I ate nothing. When you die, my lord, praise. Absent one such a day! they will never When several beggars are together, they bebe so ungrateful as that! When that period has gin to praise the person whose liberality they arrived, again these squalid and clamorous wish to excite, in such a way as he can bear; or guests make their appearance. “Bridegroom, they begin wo abuse those whom they know to be live for ever! May your strength never wither! his enemies. “Why did that Pariar try to injure May your bride be like Lechimny!* May she this excellent gentleman? Is not our 'lord of a bear you numerous sons!" A person would sup great family? Well did I know his father; what pose they had now done with'their benefactor: an age did lic live to sce!" "Yes, yes," says but not so: they have another wretched hope; // another, that was his charity; and how much they may live till the time when his bones shali
the son resembles hiin! only let him follow the be carried to the place of burning; and on the same course, and he will aliain the same number eighth day after that event takes place, they may of years. How great is his learning, and his be found again in groups around the same door. I gait is like the stately swan. What a disposiAnd as long as there is a wite, a son, a daughi- tion! All, he is the man for the multitude.' He ter, or a friend, to perform the annual rites to ihe is the chief man amongst the noble, the genermanes of the deceased, will they yearly resori to ous prime minister, the finest gold, the ruby in the same place.
his birth, the bearer of the symbol of the plough, In soliciting charity, or on receiving it, their and the king of the vellalahs. Like unto him sayings are so numerous, it is impossible to give there will never be another. May he ever be more ihan a few of them. “Charity, charity, / sixteen years of age. * Sir, we must eat of your O charity! my bowels are withered, they burn, rice this day.' Should they succeed, they will, my life flies!" O king of the palanquin, for the when the meal is finished, put their hands on belly there is nothing? My numerous years say their bodies, and say, "May your belly always to you, 'I shall not come here many more times be refreshed as mine has now been." On the first My eyes are dim; my teeth are gone; and my day of the Tamul new year, “Sir, I came here limbs tremble. O, my lord, let me see the light
last year, and how many have been your blessof your countenance! A blind man, a blind | ings! How fortunate for myself, that you had man, is at your door. A child without a father.t || all this prosperity! Some beggars carry nothing O relieve my wants, and great will be your fc but ill-tortune wherever they go: but see what licity. The virgin charity, the virgin charity' bring! This will be the best year you have ever My children are dying for want of food; only seen. I must see you again the next year, and place your hands upon their heads, and you will
then I will remind you of these things." prosper: though you give them ever so little, it The religious mendicants feel no pleasure in will be seen again in your own family. Will you seeing those of the other fraternity come to the not preserve my life? O father, I have come un
same place for relief; and sometimes they deal out der your roof. God is indeed the greatest, but to them a most plentiful share of abuse. “Why you are the next. I am so weak,
bas that fellow a hunch back? What is the cause turn to my hut: food, food: let me sleep beneath of that elephant leg? From what did that lepyour shade. A widow, a widow, my thali is
rosy proceed? Why has that woman torn off:|| My husband has fallen; but I must
her husband?+ Have not all these things come bear another child. Give me a little rice water:
upon them through the sins of a former birth? the people have all turned me from their doors; Such wretches therefore ought not to be relievbut, ah! you will not do so. Delay not, for that
ed.” Should the dispenser of charity not rewill take away the reward. Charity is of itself lieve them, or dole out a very scanty supply, a victory. Is a good spring made less by taking they will immediately vent their imprecations on away the water. The more you give the more his head: “That low fellow shows what he sprang you will have. O lady, O mother, if you relieve from. The ignoble slave will not even give the my wants, your thali will ever remain. May || husks of his grain. The upstart must carry his the feet and hands of your husband be ever kept umbrella at midnight. I 'The low caste wished from evil. May you have a male child. O
us to ask for the night charity.ll He will soon queen, let me see your lotus-like face. If you be ruined." And just as they are going away turn me away, whither shall I go? Give me a
they will ask with a sneer, “What, is there not piece of old cloth, and I will praise you
rice for the mouth of the corpse?"
* In allusion to a youth, who, by virtue of his phan: what profit is there in giving to others? | offering to Sivan, always retained the age of sixGive to the orphan. Look at one of the most + Widows are said to have eaten their husbands. miserable. Where are my fields, my house, my * He is not nice to defend himself from the sun children, and my wife? They are gone, and I when there is none to injure him.
|| This is the lowest of all, as they must thon * The beautiful wife of Vishnoo.
take what has been handled. † Many children never know their fathers. In allusion to the custom of putting rice in the
1 The Kanneyatharam, which consists in giving mouth of a person after death. It is an intimation a marriage portion to a poor virgin.
also that there will be none for the mouth of the ! The marriage jewel, (equivalent to the ring,)
individual after his death; so great will be his pov. which is taken off after the husband's death. erty
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
DECEASE OF THE CORRESPONDING SECRETARY.
According to the appointment of a wise and sovereign Providence, the Board is again called to mourn the death of its Corresponding Secretary. The Rev. ELIAS CORNELIUS, D. D. died at Hartford, Connecticut, on the twelfth of February, in the thirtyninth year of his age.
After the most diligent and prayerful consideration of the subject, attended with much anxiety lest he should mistake the path of duty, Dr. Cornelius decided, early in December, to accept the office to which he was appointed at the last annual meeting of the Board, and early in the following month he arrived in Boston, to enter upon the duties of it. His health was not then good. While in Boston his mind was much occupied in making arrangements with his associates for conducting the labors at the Missionary Rooms, and by various plans and measures adapted to give increased efficiency and extent to the operations of the Board, with other cares incident to the commencement of a new course of duties. Besides these, he was almost daily engaged in preaching or making addresses on missions in Boston and the vicinity, and preparing for an agency of four or five months, which he contemplated in the Middle States. During this time he often spoke of being ill.
He left Boston on Saturday, the fourth of February. On Monday he arrived at Hartford, quite exhausted and in much pain. He, however, attended the Monthly Concert for Prayer, according to a previous appointment, and addressed the audience, which was the last of his public labors. He was immediately confined to his bed ; and notwithstanding all that medical skill and the kindest attentions of friends could effect, his disease, an inflammation on the brain, hastened rapidly to its fatal termination, and his soul took its departure on the following Sabbath morning. During his sickness he was exercised with much pain, and at intervals, during the last twenty-four hours of his life, his mind was affected. The pain he bore with exemplary patience, and resting firmly in Christ and his atonement, he spoke of his death, and met it when it arrived, with perfect composure.
The funeral of Dr. Cornelius was attended at Hartford, Feb. 15th. An appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. Hawes, from John xvii. 24.
At a meeting of the Prudential Committee, held on Monday, the 201h of February, the following minute was ordered to be entered on their records; which, although it has not been customary in similar cases heretofore, it is thought expedient to publish.
It having pleased the wise and sovereign Disposer of events to remove from his earthly labors the Rev. Dr. Cornelius, a member of this Committee, and Corresponding Sccretary of the Board, who died at Hartford, Connecticut, on the 12th instant,
Resolved, That the Committee desire to be solemnly affected by the repeated strokes of God's afflictive providence, with which they have been visited during the past year, and particularly to notice with humility and submission the recent death of the Rev. Elias Cornelius, D. D., lately a member of this Committee, and Correspondling Secretary of the Board; who, immediately alter entering on the duties of his office, has been suddenly removed, in the vigor of life and in the height of his usefulness: and while the Committee mourn their own personal loss, and the loss which the Board and the cause of Christian benevolence generally have sustained by this event, they would acknowledge with unfeigned gratitude to God, the piety, the unwearied zeal and public spirit, the enlarged views, the sound judgment, the industry, the amiable and affectionate disposition, and the other qualifications for his office, possessed
by their late beloved
associate and brother, by which he secured universally the confidence and affection of the Christian community, was highly successful in labors behalf of the Board and other benevolent institutions, and promised eminent and continued usefulness to the missionary cause.
Resolved, That the Committee affectionately tender their condolence to the bereaved widow and family of the late beloved Corresponding Secretary, and pray that this heavy affliction may promote their spiritual good, and that the consolations of the gospel, which abounded to him in his life, and sustained him in death, may be their comfort and support under this and every other earthly trial.
FROM THE AMERICAN
boring Towns held its 19th annual meeting at Northampton, Oct. 13. The usual reports were
presented, and addresses were delivered by Rev. A RESOLUTION adopted at the last annual meet
H. Bardwell and Rev. E. Pond, a deputation ing of the Board was inserted on p. 363 of the from the Board.-Mr. Daniel Stebbins, Northlast volume, instructing the Prudential Commit-ampton, Secretary; M. J. D. Whitney, Treasurer. tee, to make a respectful application to the Amer
The Auxiliary of Hampden County held its
7th annual meeting at Springfield, Oct. 14th. ican Bible Society for aid in printing the holy | After the transaction of the ordinary business, scriptures and parts thereof in Greece, Bombay, the audience was addressed by R. A. Chapman, Ceylon, and the Sandwich Islands. The appli- || Esq., Rev. H. Bardwell, Rev. E. Pond, and
Rev. Ornan Eastman, a deputation from the cation was made, accompanied with a statement Board. The audience were convened again in of the amount of aid which was desired and the evening, when Messrs. Bardwell and Eastcould be advantageously employed during the
man made further statements.- Rev. Dorus ensuing year.
Clarke, Blanford; Secretary; S.Warriner, Spring
field, Treasurer. At a meeting of the managers of the Society The Auxiliary of Brookfield and Vicinity Nov. 10 the following resolution was adopted | held its 8th annual meeting at Brimfield, Oci. Resolved, That, relying on the continuance of the 18th. The report of the executive committee divine favor to this institution, and on adequate
was read, and addresses delivered by Rev. Dr. means being furnished for the purpose by auxilia- Snell, Mr. Joseph S. Clark, Rev. Mr. Packard, ries and friends, in addition to our ordinary oper
Hon. W. B. Bannister, and Rev. 0. Eastman, ations, the managers will endeavor to render in who was present as a deputation from the Board. the course of the year the aid requested by the
-Rev. Micah Stone, Brookfield, Secretary; Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; || Allen Newell, Esq., West Brookfield, Treasurer. viz. The sum of five thousand dollars to be em
The Central Auxiliary of Worcester County ployed by the mission at Bombay in printing the
held its 7th annual meeting at Worcester, Oct. Holy Scriptures in the Mahratta language; and 19th. The reports of the Secretary and Treasthe further sum of five thousand dollars to be em
urer were read, and the audience was addressed ployed in printing an edition of twenty thousand by Rev. Mr. Boardman, and Rev. O. Eastman, copies of the New Testament in the native lan
the latter of whom attend as a deputation from guage of the Sandwich Islands, either by the
the Board.--Rev. Horatio Bardwell, Holden, missionaries there, or at our press, as on future
Secretary; Mr. Henry Wheeler, Worcester, consultation may be deemed expedient.
The Northern Auxiliary of Worcester County It is also understood that the Board of Mana held its 8th annual meeting at Fitchburg, Oct. gers, at the same meeting resolved to appropri- || 20th. After the reading of the usual reports, adate five thousand dollars for printing the Scrip- || Rev. 0. Eastman, and Rev. J. Todd; Mr. East
dresses were made by the Rev. Sumner Lincoln, tures in Burmese, under the direction of the Bap
man attended as a deputation from the Board. tist Board of Foreign Missions; and also to print The Auriliary of Middlesex County held its themselves an edition of 30,000 of the Modern
third annual meeting at Sudbury, Nov. 2d, at Greek Testament.
which the usual reports of the secretary and
treasurer were presented, and the other business The New Jersey Bible Society have offered to transacted.-Rev. Elijah Demond, Lincoln, Secfurnish the funds requisite for printing the New | retary; Mr. Cyrus Davis, Concord, Treasurer. Testament in the Hawaiian language.
CONNECTICUT. The Auxiliary of Tolland
County held its 7th annual meeting at Tolland, GENERAL AGENT FOR NEW ENGLAND.
Sept. 23. The usual reports were read by the
secretary and treasurer, and the audience was The Rev. Horatio Bardwell, of Holden, Mas- | addressed by Rev. S. Holmes and Rev. J. S. sachusetts, formerly a missionary for six years at
Emerson, who were present as a deputation from
the Board. The receipts of this year exceeded Bombay, has recently been appointed General those of the last by about $250; and a collection Agent of the Board in the New England States, l amounting to $84 was taken at the meeting.and has signified his acceptance of the appoint- Elisha Stearns, Esq. Tolland, Secretary: Jona
than R. Flint, Tolland, Treasurer. ment. He is expected to enter on the duties of
The Auxiliary of Farmington and Vicinity his office after a few weeks. His attention will held its 8th annual meeting at Burlington, Sepi. be wholly devoted to organizing and visiting || 20th, 1831. The report of the executive comauxiliaries and associations, and prosecuting other
mittee was read and accepted, the officers chosen,
and the audience addressed by Rev. Sylvester measures for promoting the objects of the Board. Holmes and Rev. John S. Emerson, who were ANNIVERSARIES OF AUXILIARIES.
present as a deputation from the Board.
Horace Cowles, Esq., Farmington, Secretary; MASSACHUSETTS. The Auxiliary of Frank- | Martin Cowles, Esq., Farmington, Treasurer. lin County, held its 19th annual meeting at Rev. The Auxiliary of Hartford and Vicinity held Mr. Bradford's meeting-house in. Montague, its 8th annual meeting at Hartford, Sept. 21. Wednesday Oct. 12. T'he usual reports were Rev. S. Holmes and Rev. J. S. Emerson adread, and other business transacted, and the dressed the meeting, as a deputation from the audience addressed by Rev. H. Bardwell, and Board.-D. P. Hopkins, Esq., Secretary; J. R. Rev. E. Pond, who attended as a deputation Woodbridge, Esq., Treasurer. from the Board..Gen. Asa Howland, Conway,
The Southern Auxiliary of Windham County Secretary; Franklin Ripley, Esq., Greenfield, held its 7th annual meeting at Westminster, Treasurer.
Sept. 28th, Rev. S. Holmes, and Rev. J. S. Em The Auxiliary of Northampton and the Neigh. llerson, were present as a deputation.-Rev. Den
Anniversaries of Auxiliaries:--Donations. nis Platt, Canterbury, Secretary; Zalmon Storrs,
young la. in fem. sem. for ed.
180 00 Mansfield Centre, I'reasurer.
Greek fem. 27;
12 00—252 27 The Auriliary of Norwich and Vicinity held
Shoreham, La. its 8th annual meeting at Norwich, Sept. 29th.
Berkshire co. Ms. J. W. Robbins,
Hipsdale, A widow's mite,
West Brookfield. Of 54,96 fr. la.
ack. in Jan. 850 constitute the
Rev. EBENEZER EVERETT an
Board. day (the Sabbath) and attended the meeting as a
Cheshire co. N. H., C. H. Jaquith, Tr. deputation from the Board.—Richard Rand,
Filzwilliam, Mon. con.
26 87 Esq. Secretary; Richard Hubbard, Esq. Treas Keene, Mon. con.
Troy, Mon. con. 15; Rev. E.
30 07 held its 7th annual meeting at Cheshire, Oct.
5 0072 87 Ilth. Rev. 0. Eastman attended, and addressed
Esser co. Ms. J. Adams, Tr.
Salem, Mon, con. in Tab. so. 3 38 the audience as a deputation from the Board.-
do. in S. so.
William T. Hamilton, in Cey.
Hillsboro' co. N. U., R. Boylston,
Amherst, Gent. 49,45; la. 45,19;
40,92; la. to constitute the
Rev. THOMAS SAVAGE an Hon-
orary Member of the Board,
Dunstable, Gent. 40,50; la. 57; 97 50
Hillsboro', Gent.11,50; la. 14,38;
a father, 3; a mother, %;
30 88 $13,724. Resolutions were moved and addres
Hollis, Gent. 141,16; la. 61; mon. ses made by Holden, Esq., Rev. H. G. Ludlow,
242 16 Hudson, La.
juv, agri. so. 7,90;
New Ipswich, Gent. 71,86; la.
Pelham, Gent. 32,24; Ja. 35,47;
mon. con. 30,85; coll. Ist sab. meetings, as a deputation from the Board,
in the year, 20,42:
118 98 VERMONT. The Auriliary of Windham
Peterboro', Miss F.S. 1,50; B.
F. Spaulding, dec'd, 3;
Lincoln, co. Me. W. Rice, Tr.
Edgecomb, Gent. 5; E. C. 3;
8 00 annual meeting, in Norwich Plains, Oct, 1
Phipsburg, Mon. con.
Wiecasset, Gent. 9; la. 23;
(of which, fr. New Preston, to
of the Board, 50; fr. South CornChelsea, Treasurer.
wall, to constitute the Rev. NEW HAMPSHIRE. The Auriliary of Ches
FREDERICK GRIDLEY of Fls.
worth an Honorary Member of
an Honorary Member of the
stitute the Rev. JAMES BEACH
an Honorary Member of the
Board, 50: fr. Dorcas so. Water-
ley in Ceylon, 20;)
New Haven city, Ct. C. J. Salter,
Mon. con. in 3d cong. so. Jon.
8,02; Feb. 8,43; do. in 1st and
united so's,' Jan. 17,49; Feb. Cornwall, Gent.
28.42; do, in chh. in Yale ColMiddlebury, Gent. 80; la. 73;
20 07—1,505 54
New York city and Brooklyn, W.
W. Chester, 'Tr. (of which fr. pupils of J. D. Hol
brook, for boy in Ceylon, 12;) Northampton and neighb. towns,
Ms. J. D. Whitney, Tr. Amherst, Ist par. La.
83 31 S. par. Gent.
18 91 Belchertown, La.
22 90 Chesterfield, Gent. 2; la. 1,75; 3 75 Cummington, Gent.
4 00 of 51,62, fr. gent. and la. ack. in Jan. 850 constitute the Rev. Roswell Hawks an Honorary
Member of the Board. Deerfield, 2d par. La.
11 02 Northampton, Gent, 216,25; thir
teen indiv. extra sub. 270; mon. con. 20,18;
506 43 West Hampton, Genl.
25 47 Williamsburgh, La.
Croyden, Gent. 14,51; la. 13,72; 28 23
(of which to constitute the
9 65_-485 61 Tolland co. Ct. J. R. Flynt, Tr. Columbia, La.
19 00 Windham co. South, Ct. Z. Storrs,
ack. in Dec. $50 constitute the
45 00-125 97 Windsor co. Vt. W. Tileston, Tr.
Hartford, Gent. 11,50; Ja. 8,40; 19 90
mon. con. 23,29; la. 20,42; 50 71---70 61 Worcester co. Ms. Relig. char. so.
H. Mills, Tr.
40 00 Total from the above Auriliary Societies, $8,891 77 II. VARIOUS COLLECTIONS AND DONA
which to constitute the Rev. Moses P.
the Board, 50;) 55,36; a fem. friend, 5; 60 36 Albany, N. Y. 4th presb. chh.
50 00 Amherst, Ms. La. benev. so. in S. part, 9 00 Andover, Ms. Mon. con. in theol. sem. 99 00 Attleboro', 'Ms. Hebronville iniss. asso. 50; dona. 1,25;
51 25 Auburn, N. Y. Mon. con. in 1st presb. chh. 52; do. in 2d do. 32;
84 00 Augusta, Ga. Av. of jewelry, fr. an
indiv. whose opinion in regard to wear-
72 00 Aurora, O. Rev. J. Seward,
62 Bath, N. H. Contrib. for repairing losses
by fire at Manepy and Constantinople, 20 00 Berkshire, N. Y. Mon. con. in sch. dist. 20 00 Berkshire and Columbia, Miss. so.
60 80 Boston, Ms. A lady, after hearing Dr.
Cornelius's address, 100; mater. asso.
121 25 Bradford, w. par. Ms. Mon. con.
32 56 Brewster, Ms. A lady,
50 Brooklyn, N. Y. Mrs. Whitlock, 10; c.
box of a young lady, 8; a friend, 50€. 18 50 Brooksville, Me. Fem. mite so. for ed. hea. cbil.
3 00 Brownkelm, O, A. Avery,
20 00 Browns Mills, Pa. Rev. W. Annan,
3 00 Burlington, Ky. J. M. Preston,
5 00 Cambria, N. Y., U. F. M. sv. 2,37; miss. so. 20,17;
22 54 Campbelltown, N. Y. Mon. con. 2; Mrs. Smith, 1,50;
3 50 Canada, A friend,
10 00 Carlisle, O., A friend,
2 00 Columbia, S.C. Mon. con. in presb. ehh. 25 00 Cumberland Coll. Ky. Rev. F. R. Cosset,
2 00 Danville, Ky. Coll. by Synod of Kentucky,
93 00 Dunbarton, N. H. Mrs. A. B. P. for Bombay miss.
5 00 Durham, N. Y. Mon. con.
7 00 East Genoa, N. Y. Fem. misg, so.
18 60 East Kiskacoquillas, Pa. Gent. asso. 60, ded. $50 ackp. in Jan. as fr. Kiskaco
679 54 Ded. expenses paid by aux. so. 4 54-675 00 Oncida co. N. Y., A. Thomas, Tr. Augusta, Fem. benev. so.33;
young 18. benev. so. for Julia
pairing loss by fire at Manepy,
50 00 Deerfield, Mon. con.
1 79 Exeter, Mon. con.
15 00 Florence, Mon. con. in presb. sv. 7 37 Hamilton, Ist cong. chh.
9 95 Hartwick and Fly Creek, Benev.
80. 32; A. North, for Albert North at Willstown, 30;
62 00 Madison, Mon. con.
12 00 Oneida, A friend,
2 00 Richland, Mon. con.
8 39 Sangersfield, Contrib.
3 00 Utica, Ref. D. chh.
75 13-291 63 Rockingham co. East, N. H., D.
Knight, Tr. Kingston, Gent. 23,25; la. 15,51; moo. con. 11,24; to constitute the Rev. ORA PEARSON an Honorary Member of the Board,
50 00 Rutland co. Vt. J. D. Butler, Tr. Benson, Gent. 85,90; mon. con. in cong. chh. 15,73;
101 63 Brandon, Mon.con. in cong.chh. 8 59 Castleton, Gent. 10, 50; la. 2; 12 50 Pawlet, Cent go.
12 00 Poultney, Mon. con. in cong. chh.
35 57 Rutland, Gent. 20,56; la. 19,73;
mon. con. 98,74; É. C. Chec
141 03 Sutherland Falls, Mon. con. 3 71 Sudbury, La.
8 09 Tinmouth, A lady,
7 00 West Rulland, Mon. con. in cong. chh.
25 00 -355 12 Strafford co. N.H., A. Freeman, Tr. Barrington, Asso.
12 00 Conway, Asso.
10 00 Dover, Indiv.
4 33 Meredith, M. A. A.
1 00 Meredith Village, Asso. 23 37 Moultonboro', Asso. 12,10; mon. con. 7,59;
19 69 Sanbornton, Asso.
15 80 Sandwich, Asso.
10 00 Somersworth, Great Falls, Asso. 47,40; mon. con. 10;
57 40 Tamworth, Asso.
16 42 Wakefield, Asso.
8 93-178 94 Wolfboro', The $12 ackn. in
Feb, as fr. Wakefield, was fr.
asso. in Wolfboro'. Sullivan co. N. H., J. Breck, Tr. Claremont, Gent. 17, 28; la. 33,22; mon. con. 26,06;
76 56 Cornish, Gent. 52,86; lu. 44,34;