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volume, we do not return in a rial to those principles which he kindred tone of commendation to holds in common with bis late friend its author, he will readily feel the Mr. Hey; he has exhibited, in the motives of our abstinence. Suffice dress of a masculine and flowing it for Mr. Pearson, that he has rep- style, the powers of a strong mind, dered one of those important ser- and generally a correct judgment; vices to mankind which are always and, above all, has manifested an conferred by a volume calculated example, where such example is as this is (the professional part we likely to be attended with importpass over) to promote the virtue ant benefits, of faith without suand the piely of moral and account- perstition, zeal without beat, church able beings.

la conducting his principles without bigotry, and an honourable task, Mr. Pearson has attachment to the soundest dictates truly witnessed a good confession of morality inseparably connected before many witnesses; he bas left with the glory of God and the a standing and honourable memo, spiritual interests of mankind.


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nine hundred more scattered throughout PREPARING for publication : Literal the country, besides from 1500 to 2000 Translation of the Odyssey; by an book.clubs. His Lordship added, that Oxonian; - Journal of a Voyage to he was informed by the firm of Messrs. Greenland; by Captain Manby;--Life Longman and Co., ihat they sold to the and Times of Daniel De Foe; by W. number of five million volumes anpaally; Wilson.

that they afforded constant employmeut In the press :-Memoirs of the Civil 'to sixty clerks, and 250 printers and Wars; from the papers of an Eye-wit- book binders ; and paid 5,5001. yearly in ness ; - Abridgment of Blackstone's advertisements. One of the magazines Commentaries, in a series of Letters states, that at the present moment from a Father to his Daughter ;-Traps. there are fewer works in the press lation of Legeudre's Elements; edited than have been known for some years, by Dr. Brewster ;-and An entire new and that the chief London publishers View of the Apocalyptic Numbers, in- seem to have determined to diminish tended to “shew that the 666 years of their stocks rather than enlarge them the Babylonian beast followed by his 42 further by hazardous speculations. An months' power reach from the third of inundation of books, with no better reCyrus to the final desolation in Judea, commendation than fine paper and A, D. , 136, which Daniel's vision ex- pripting, has injured substantial lite. tended to; then after a thousand years ratare, and vitiated the public taste. appeared in Rome against the Wal. Works are now not unfrequently pubdenses, &c. whose souls rest with Christ lished at prices exceeding what they the present thousand; after which Infidel could be copied for by a scrivener: thus Gog in the last effort will perish with relinquishing a considerable part of the the beast for ever, and the endless sabe benefit of the art of printing. bath of rest begin !” by Mr. Overton. It was lately.voted in the House of

Commons, on the motion of the ChanSo great has been the extension of po. cellor of the Exchequer, “ That an pular literature in this country during the hamble Address be presented to his last few years, that Lord Russell lately Majesty, to represent to his Majesty stated in the House of Commons, that that the editions of tre works of our in the year 1770 there were but four ancient Historians are incorrect and circulating libraries in London, but that defective; that many of their writings there are at present one hundred, and still remain in manuscript, and in some cases in a single copy ouly; and that an and the most eminent Professors are uniform and convenient edition of the engaged in every department of the whole, published under his Majesty's art. Royal sanction, would be an under.

UNITED STATES. taking hovourable to his Majesty's reign, An American journal presents the and conducive to the advancement of following literary details : historical and constitutional knowledge: “ The number of persons employed by that this House, therefore, humbly be book printing in the United States, is seeches his Majesty, that he would be estimated at 10,000. Upwards of 400,000 gracionsly pleased to give such direc. dollars were expended by the publishers tions as his Majesty in his wisdom may of Rees's Cyclopedia, 30,000 reams of think fit, for the publication of a com- paper were used, 12,000 copper-plates plete Edition of the Ancient Histories were engraved, from which 2,776,060 of this Realm: and that this House begs impressions were taken. It has for leave to assure bis Majesty, that what- fifteen years given employment to one ever expense may be necessary for this bundred persons daily. It is the largest purpose will be made good by this work in the English language, avd the House."

American edition is larger than the A Royal Academy of Music is about English. The foreign books wbich have to be established, under the sanction of been published in the United States his Majesty, for the advancement of within thirty years, exceed 20,000,000, the theory and practice of music vocal the amount of books manufactured in and instrumental. Dr. Crotch has been this country every year, is at least from appointed Principal of the Academy, one and a half to two millions."


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duty and safety of promoting ChrisTION OF THE GOSPEL.

tianity among the natives of India :

“ The impulse given to the public FROM the last Annual Report of the mind here, with respect to the obligaSociety, lately circulated, we copy the tion of improving the state of the native following interesting particulars. population, is indeed remarkable; and

The accounts from India state that the conviction, among the more reflectthe buildings of the Bishop's College, ing and religious part of the European Calcutta, will be finished at the con. society, seems to be gaining ground, clusion of the present year; by which that this improvement must involve in time, it is hoped, the plans of the So. it 'the introduction of Christianity, and ciety in that quarter will be in active should be conducted according to the operation, by the admission of a certain sober principles, the apostolical doc. number of students, and the arrival in trine and discipline of our Charch. India of two English missionaries. It The great difficulty with which we have is in contemplation to render the Clergy to contend, is the prejudice which asOrphan School in London, at St. John's sociates every endeavour of this natnre Wood, near the Regent's Park, avail. with hostility to the Establishment; a able as a nursery for missionaries. The prejudice which, though contradicted by Society invite their friends to contribute innumerable testimonies, both in former to the college library, either by pecu- times and the present, exists in the niary donations or presents of books. minds of many very different classes of Ten theological scholarships, and as persons.... Apprehensions of danger many lay scholarships, have been found. from the native prejudices, are, in the ed for Native or European youths edu- judgment of almost every observer here, cated in the principles of Christianity, without foundation. The experience and the sum of 1000l. per anuum is ap- of the Diocesan Schools, and others, propriated to that special purpose. The where the children of Pagans are inordinary age of admission is to be four- structed, proves that they will admit teen years Individuals may fonnd scho- any thing, provided their errors be not larships at the college, at the rate of not the direct objects of attack; and tbąt less than 5000 sicca rupees; the first while the indolence and sensuality of appointment is to be in the nomination their native habits bind them most to of the founder, under such limitations their superstitions, the hopes of their as may be fixed by the statutes.

children's advancement are sufficient to The Rev. Mr. Mill, the Principal of make them consent to the method, which the college, writes as follows, on the more effcctually than any other tends

to undermine the same superstitions in at the commencement of their labours. them. From the very limited expe. Upon inquiry, he found, with much con. rience I have myself aoqnired in this cern, that there was only one person country, I can speak with confidence among them who could read : this was to the fact, that the Scriptures, and a female. He immediately went to see other. Christian books, even in places her, and was highly pleased to discover the most contradictory to the whole in her not only a sound understanding, system of idolatry, may be read in Hea- but apparently a mind piously disposed. then schools, where the Brahmin pun.

She informed him that she took as much dits are the hearers and teachers, with pains as the little time she could afford out exciting any alarm or offence what. would allow (ber husband was extremesoever.”

ly poor, and she was obliged to work The following communications relate very hard with him on the farm), in to the Society's missions in North Ame. educating her children, and instilling rica.

into their minds the principles of reli. In reference to Newfoundland, the gion. She professed a firm attachment Society have determined, that in the to the Church of England. Her library several out-harbours, where any con. consisted of a Bible and siderable number of Protestant Epis- The missionary, who could not but decopalian inhabitants are resident, cate- plore the wretched state of these fami. chists or schoolmasters shall be ap- lies, thus ignorant of religion, and with pointed, under the direction of the re. nothing to distingnish the Sabbath from sident missionary. Each catechist or any other day, requested this poor schoolmaster is to assemble the inhabit woman to assemble as many of her ants on the Sunday, and to read to them neighbours as wonld attend at her tent the service of the Established Church on Sundays, and to read to them the and a serinon, and to open a Suuday. Holy Scriptores, and to offer up some school, and instruct the children of the of the prayers in the Liturgy. He also poor gratuitously.

gave her a volume of sermons, and From Nova Scotia, the friends of the urged her to read one of them on these Society report, that the National School occasions. She seemed much pleased at Halifax is very popular and fou with the proposal, which was most acrishing, and that the rich, as well as the ceptable to many others in the settlepoor, eagerly avail themselves of its ment. This simple niode of instruc. advantages. Since its establishment tion, where no other way could be pro881 children have been received into vided for their spiritual improvement, the school : of whom 505 have attended might, the missionary trusted, through the charch; 157 the Catholic chapel; the blessing of God, be the means of 114 the Presbyterian meeting-honses; leading some of these ignorant being 175 the Methodists; and 30 the Bap- to the knowledge of Divine truth, and tists. Thirty-three schoolmasters, and that the Father of mercics might, even seven schoolmistresses have been in by the instrumentality of this solitary structed in the system, and are now individual, raise up children to himself leaching in various parts of the diocese, in the wilderness: and the whole system is gaining ground The Rev. J. Burnyeat, the visiting in the pablic estimation.

missionary in the diocese of Nova Scotia, Several of the communications from gives the following pleasing particulars the missionaries are very interesting. of a Negro congregation. We select the following specimen. “ It was extremely gratifying to me

The missionary at Rawdon, upon his to find that the Black population of return from Quebec, traversed the tract Tracadie are objects of the Society's of country which lies between the river consideration. The pecuniary allowSt. Lawrence and St. John's, New ance made to Demsy Jourdie is the Brunswick. On reaching the river De means of greatly benefiting the settleVerd, about nine miles from the St. ment. Persons of all ages are punctaal Lawrence, he found a small settlement of attendants on the performance of the eight or nine families, consisting of dis- services of this catechist. Several of banded soldiers, who had received from them have the Book of Common Prayer, the Provisional Government grants of and are able to join in reading the Lithe lands they occupied, and had been turgy. I administered the Sacrament encouraged to cultivate them by an of Baptism to some of their childten. allowance of provisions to assist them The sponsors, from memory, made the CHRIST RSERY, No. 248.

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answers prescribed by the Rubric with Church Service on Sundays : in the promptitude and correctness. In short, interment of the dead he reads the a great part of the congregation are Funeral Service. The only remunerawell acquainted with the Church Sertion he has received for this dedication vice. Their familiarity with it is to of his time, has been a few potatoes for be attributed, in a great degree, to the the last two years, to the value of about provision made for their instraction by forty or fifty shillings. He is piteously the Society. Demsy Jourdie is well straitened in his circumstances, and is qualified for the trust which he holds, faradvanced in years, being sixty-three; and is faithful in the discharge of its he has a wife and a numerous family of duties.

young children. If the Society, in any “ The room which forms the scene of instance, make any allowance to lay. their weekly devotions, is not large readers, this man may, with the utmost enough to contain the whole of them; propriety, be pointed out as deserving and to remedy this inconvenience, they their countenance." are about to build a small church, The great dearth of religious ordithe timber for the frame of which is nances in sonie parts of the colony may already prepared. The dimensions will be inferred from the following circunbe thirty-five feet by twenty-five. One John Devoyce has allotted an acre and Ap Irish emigrant," remarks Mr. a half of land for the site. They begged Burnyeat, “ was at a funeral which I of me to make the Society acquainted atteuded; and perceiving, from the with what they are doing, and to im. prayers that were used, that I belonged plore for them a little assistance. 251. to the Established Church, came up to will be sufficient to enable them to pur. me to give vent to his feelings, on first chase all the necessary materials that hearing, after five years' absence from can only be obtained for money, which his pative land, any one of the services is a scarce article among them. The of the United Church read, either in Society have, in innumerable instances, public or in private. He had not assisted people of European descent in brought a Prayer-book with him from building churches; but this is probably Ireland, an omission which he could the first time they have been applied to not cease to lament. Having a small for aid for a similar undertaking in be- family of children, some of whom were half of any part of the African race in pot baptized, he was anxious 10 avail the diocese."

himself of the opportunity that then Mr. Burnyeat writes again, June 21, offered, to have the rite of baptism 1821 :

administered to them. I readily com“ To reach Sheet Harbour, which had plied with his wishes, and proceeded never been visited by a clergyman of forthwith to his house. When I took our Church, I have been under the ne- my leave of him, I could not but retlect, cessity of travelling oinety miles,through that, potwithstanding the distresses of a dreary forest, wherein but few houses the mother country, and the plenty of are scattered. There is no occasion to this colony, the privations are greater lament here, as at Country Harbour, in the latter than in the former; and the beglect of all public observance of that, did the venerable Society know religion. A person of the name of John the real condition of the poorer parts Jackson reads the service of the Church of Nova Scotia, they would be induced of England successively at the different to make even greater exertions, if poshonses in the place, which are in number sible, than at present, for their spiritual between twenty and thirty. He has , welfare.” continued this pious employment about The Society's recently appointed miseleven years, from the time that the sionary at the Cape of Good Hope, Society's school became vacant. The writes.: sermons which he uses are broken sets “ I have the pleasure of being able of Tillotson's and Sherlock's; he has to joform the Society, that the National read them so frequently, that they are School is daily increasing in pumbers, quite familiar to his andience. A few and I bave every reason to be satisfied volumes of fresh, anthors would tend with the progress and diligence of the much to their instruction. He express children, as well as the attention of the ed to me an earnest desire to be fur. masters. When I first visited the school, wished with such a supply. His labours the number of scholars in the English ate not confined to the reading of the department was 45, of whom nine were

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