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1809) with one of that prince's Persian ministers, who told me that he had now good reason to rely with certainty on his master's success. I listened with attention, expecting to hear of a correspondence with some of the great lords of the other party, and I was a good deal surprised to find the minister's confidence arose entirely from the result of some augury from the position of ar

-Elphinstone's Account of Caubul, p. 223. Mr. John Rawlins, when a prisoner on board a Turkish vessel, thus describes a singular mode of divination by arrows. Upon the sight of two great ships, feared to be two Spanish men-of-war, a deep silence is commanded in the ship; after that all the company gives a great shriek; sometimes the sails are all taken in, and perhaps presently after hoisted out again, as the conjuror presages. There are also a cutlass and two arrows laid on a cushion, one for the 'Turks the other for the Christians, and a curtlaxe; then this wise man reads, and some one or other takes the two arrows in his hand by their heads; if the arrow for the Christian comes over the head of the arrow for the Turks, it foretels they will be taken; if the arrow for the Turks comes over the head of that for the Christians, they think themselves sure of success. The curtlaxe is taken up by a child or some person that is a stranger to the matter, and it is much minded if it lie on the same side or no. They observe lunatics too; for the conjuror writes down their sayings in a book, groveling upon the ground as if he whispered to the devil.—Harris's Voyages, p. 371.

MONTHLY REGISTER.

SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE.

Report of the Cranbrook District Committee. The first Anniversary Meeting of collection till the Committee had asthe District Committee of the Society certained, by experience, what works for promoting Christian Knowledge, were most generally used in the Disestablished at Cranbrook, was held in trict. It was likewise proposed at the the Vestry-room of Cranbrook Church, same meeting, to procure a number of on Friday, 30th July, immediately the Society's

Bibles, and all the Comafter Divine Service. T. L. Hodges, mon-Prayers, lettered and priced, to Esq. M. P. president, in the chair. be retained in the depôt as specimens; The following Report was read by the which plan was adopted, for the purRev. A. Hussey, the Secretary. pose of enabling members, when wish

“At this early period of its existence, ing to obtain books, to decide by it will not be expected of the Cranbrook personal inspection on the most conDistrict Committee, that its Report venient size. The state of their funds should exhibit operations on a very requiring economy, some only of the extended scale; it will, however, ap- Bibles were chosen, but others may at pear, that it has not been altogether any time be added, should it be deemed inactive.

expedient. “ When the Committee was esta- The Committee has likewise reblished, it was resolved, that a depo ceived applications from members in sitory of books should be formed at the District for books not in the depoCranbrook, for the convenience of the sitory, which it immediately procured; District; in pursuance of which reso- and in the course of the year has been lution, at the first quarterly meeting the medium of dispersingin October last, a selection was made

Bibles

16 from the Society's catalogue, and a Testaments

24 supply requested, consisting of Bibles

Common Prayers and Psalters. 50 and Common-Prayers of different sizes, Other Books and Tracts

720 with a few other books ; it not being considered advisable to make a large

810

Total ...... 4 G

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NO. IX.

6. The Cash Account of the Com- that blessing which has raised it (with mittee does not, at first sight, wear a all humility be the comparison used) very encouraging aspect, as there ap- .from its first springing up as a muspears a balance due to the Treasurer tard seed to its present goodly proporof 51. 85. 8 d.; which balance, how- tions, when its boughs reach to the ever, arises solely from the circum- East, and its branches to the West. The stance, that the supplies obtained from Committee, therefore, are convinced, the Parent Society have been paid for, that the very interest of the subject, while some of the accounts with the without farther endeavours on its part, members in the district still remained will suffice to recommend it to the outstanding. The sum of 101. 10s. 6d. consideration of members of the Church is now due for books sent out from the of England. And in inviting the atdepository, and the value of the books tention and support of the public to therein yet unsold (exclusive of speci- itself, it does so with the view, not mens) is 41. 4s. 9d.total 141. 158. 3d., only of the good it may accomplish in leaving, in fact, a balance in favour of the district, but also of promoting the the Committee, of 91. 6s. 6ļd.

welfare of the Society at large, and “ The resources of the Committee thus assisting its munificent, well-diare as yet but small, the annual sub- rected, and widely-extended plans of scribers hitherto declared being few; benevolence." and although the donations bestowed The confidence expressed in the at the establishment of the Committee Report on the increase of the support have well enabled it to meet the ex- the Committee had already experipenses thus far incurred, its presentenced, was fully justified; as, in admeans are totally inadequate to a con- dition to a handsome contribution at tinuance of even the exertions already the Church doors, after a Sermon by made, much less to an augmentation the Rev. Dr. Nares, Rector of Bidof them. The Committee, however, denden, the number of Annual Subfeel persuaded, that its supporters will scribers was more than doubled before increase as its existence becomes more the termination of the Anniversary generally known, and its usefulness felt;

Meeting. and that the liberality of its friends will The Rev. Julius Deeds, Rev.D. W. qualify it to extend its operations as Davies, Francis Law, Esq. and Thomas far as the wants of the district shall

Monypenny, Esq. were elected Vicerequire.

presidents. īs In conclusion, the Committee hope, The Treasurer and Secretary were that the warmth of its zeal will not be re-elected, and the Rev. W. Temple and measured by the amount of its pro- R. J. Monypenny, Esq., were chosen ceedings thus far; but that those pro- Auditors for the ensuing year. ceedings will be regarded as an earnest of the efforts it will make in whatever

Report of the Canterbury Diocesan field shall be opened for its future ex

Committee. ertions. The objects of the Society for The Report of a Diocesan Compromoting Christian Knowledge, and mittee, ministering to a Society whose all its affiliated branches being, not to operations are in foreign countries, is neextend a vague and indefinite acquaint- cessarily barren of local topics. In this ance with the scheme of redemption respect, the immediate details are simthrough Christ, leaving men to apply ply those of collection and remittance. that knowledge to themselves in what- The receipts, it is observed with resoever manner they think proper ;

but gret, have lately somewhat decreased. to strengthen and enlarge the boun- One splendid act of munificence from daries of that fold, which, on the joint an individual, to whose bounties many testimony of Scripture and antiquity, other pious and charitable institutions it believes to be the one true fold, esta- are deeply indebted, has, indeed, in a blished by the holy Apostles, under pecuniary point of view, placed the the express authority of their Divine

county of Kent high in the scale of Master; the approbation and blessing contributions to the Society. The of the Almighty on its labours may name of Tillard stands conspicuous in with full confidence he looked for ;- the grateful records of other societies, and must not be forgotten on the present occasion. His liberal bequest of 30,0001., or 27,0001. exclusive of the legacy duty, afforded a most important and seasonable relief to the reduced funds and heavily pressed resources of the Institution. But this casual and pecuniary aid from an individual, does not necessarily indicate, what is much more important, the lively and zealous interest of the Christian community at large, in the great and gracious work of diffusing far and wide the inestimable knowledge and holy influence of the gospel of Christ Jesus. The Committee are anxious for general cooperation. They perceive that, in various parts of the kingdom, attention has been roused; and that this ancient, venerable, and most useful Society has, of late years, received very cheering marks of awakened interest in its designs, and very considerable addition to its subscriptions. They trust, there

fore, that what has been effected elsewhere, is practicable here; that the more the Society is known, the more its usefulness will be felt, the more its designs will be supported.

The total amount of subscriptions received by the Committee in the year ending December 31, 1829, was 1271. 4s. 6d.; of this sum, 1121. was remitted to the Parent Society after the annual meeting in June last. The balance, 15l. 4s. 6d., consisting of subscriptions received after the above remittance was made, remains in the banker's hands, and will now be remitted with the subscriptions received for the current year, and the collection that may be made upon the present occasion.

The total amount of remittances made to the Parent Society by the Committee since its formation in the latter part of the year 1824, up to December 31, 1829, is 8691. 1s. 7d.

POLITICAL RETROSPECT.

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DOMESTIC.The election of Mem- most arbitrary and desperate attempts, bers to serve in the new Parliament is rather than relinquish them. By royal the only political occurrence, of a do- order, the liberty of the press was abomestic nature, which calls for lished, the public journals suppressed, present notice. The contests have and the printing materials seized, with been numerous and severe; yet con- the exception of the Moniteur, the offiducted with less interruption of the cial Government paper, and two others, public tranquillity than we recollect the Quotidienne and Drapeau Blanc, upon any former occasion. The num- both organs of the ultra-royalist party; ber of new Members returned is also the Chamber of Deputies was dissolved unusually great; and a very large pro

before it had met, and a new one portion of these, from their connexions, called, in which the number of Demay be presumed to be opposed to the puties was reduced to two hundred present Administration. We have and fifty-eight, and the Colleges of the only heard of the return of six Ro- Arrondissemens were deprived of their man Catholics; four in Ireland, and right of suffrage. two in Great Britain.

This open and violent invasion of FRANCE.-Events of the most mo- the rights of the people, secured to mentous importance have passed in them by the Charter which restored this country. We noticed, in our last the Bourbons to the throne of their report, the probability that the result ancestors, immediately excited the of the elections to the new Chamber of most active opposition of all orders of Deputies would be hostile to the mea- men, those only excepted which were sures of the court. The Administra- under the influence of the Jesuits,-a tion of France was sure of this, but so power behind the throne, and superior attached to their plans of government to it, that led to the ruin of it on the that they determined to hazard the present occasion. The military were immediately employed to suppress The censorship of the press is abo every symptom of disorder; but the

lished for ever. All the noininations assertors of their national rights were and new creations of peers made during so numerous, so united in spirit, and the reign of Charles X. are declared so encouraged by the resumption of null and void, and the unlimited power the uniform of the National Guard, hitherto possessed by the king to that after three days' 'severe conflict, create peers, is to undergo a fresh exand the loss of sixteen thousand lives, amination in the Session of 1831. Paris was left entirely in the hands of The king is declared to be “the suthe people. The king had withdrawn preme head of the State, and comto Rambouillet; thither he was followed mands the forces by sea and land; by General Geraud and an army of makes treaties of peace, alliance, and the National Guard. A negotiation commerce; nominates to all public commenced, which soon terminated in employments; forms regulations and the abdication of Charles X. and the ordinances necessary for the execution renunciation of all claims to the succes- of the laws, without the power either to sion on the part of the Dauphin. Ge- suspend the laws themselves, or to disneral Geraud guaranteed to the late pense with their execution.” (This clause king a safe conduct out of France, dries

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the fountain of mercy.) After both to himself and all the members this revision they offered the crown to of his family, and that the future go- Louis Philippe, Duc d'Orleans, whom vernment of the kingdom should pro- they had previously nominated Lieuvide liberally for their support. tenant-general of the kingdom. He

The Chamber of Peers, and that of has accepted it; and on the 9th of Deputies which Charles X. had at- August took the oath, in the presence tempted to dissolve, met at Paris, on of the Chambers, Court, and public the 3d of August, according to their functionaries, assembled in the palace, original convocation; on the 4th and in the following form of words: following days, they entered upon the

“ In the presence of God, I swear transaction of such business as arose

faithfully to observe the Constitutional from the awfulcrisis in which they found

Charter, with the changes and modithemselves placed; they declared the

fications expressed in the Declaration throne vacant,--that the Constitution of the Chamber of Deputies; to govern had been endangered,—and that the

only by the laws, and according to Charter must be revised, to render it

the laws; to cause good and strict more safe from future attacks. In

justice to be done to every body acthis revision the chief alterations

cording to his right, and to act in all are, the suppression of the sixth Ar

things solely with a view to promote ticle, which declared the Roman Ca

the happiness and glory of the French tholic religion that of the State. It is

people." now only declared to be that of the majority of Frenchmen; whilst the His Majesty then signed the Deministers of all Christian sects are

claration, the Act of Adherence of the henceforward to receive the stipends Peers, and the Oath; and having allowed by the public treasury: Ini- seated himself upon the throne, adtiative laws could formerly only begin

dressed the Chambers thus :with the king; they may now emanate “Messrs. Peers and Deputies, from either of the three constitutional “ I have maturely reflected upon estates of the kingdom, with the ex- the extent of the duties imposed upon ception of money-bills;—these, as in me. I have the consciousness of being England, must originate in the Com- able to fulfil them by causing the mons, or Chamber of Deputies. The compact of alliance, which has been duration of the Chambers is declared proposed to me, to be observed. to be quinquennial; and Members are "I should have ardently desired eligible at thirty, instead of forty years never to have filled the throne to of age, as formerly. The people now which the national will calls me, but I exercise the elective franchise when yield to this will, expressed in the Chamtwenty-five, instead of thirty years old. bers in the name of the French people,

for the maintenance of the Charter Polignac; the one that gains most and the Laws.

credit at this moment is, that he has “ The modifications we have just been taken at Granville as he was made in the Charter, guarantee the about to embark in a fishing-boat, in security of the future, and the pros- disguise, to come to England. perity of France; happy at home, Charles X. and family, including respected abroad, at peace with Eu- the Duc de Bourdeaux, in whose rope, it will be more consolidated.” favour it was attempted to reserve the

The king then left the hall amidst succession, and whom the ex-king loud acclamations.

affects to call the King of France, The feelings of the nation, except having passed from Rambouillet to in La Vendee, appear to be in perfect Cherbourg, embarked there on board unison with those of the Chambers two American ships, and arrived at and the inhabitants of Paris; and the Portsmouth on the 17th August; but government proceeds to execute its being refused permission to land, they duties with ease and regularity. stood over to Cowes, where several of

It deserves to be recorded, that them went on shore. The ex-monarch amidst all these tumults, private pro- and his son have since been permitted perty and individual safety have been to debark. It is understood that their sacredly preserved. Public sentiment stay here will only be temporary. has been as powerfully and effectually ALGIERS.—The French have andirected to preserve private obedience nounced their intention of permato the laws as to prevent the public nently occupying the city, and are violation of them.

making arrangements for the reducAfter the resignation of Charles X. tion of the territory of Algiers. The the ministers who had involved him French troops there declared for the in these misfortunes fled to seek their new government as soon as the news own safety. Of these, two are cer- of the late transactions at Paris was tainly taken : M. Peyronnet and M. reported to them. M. Bourmont is Chauteleuze. Various reports have superseded in the command there, and been spread relative to Prince de M. Clauzel is appointed his successor.

ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE.

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CLERICAL APPOINTMENTS.
Name.

Appointment.
Bartholomew, John Examining Chapl. to the Bishop of Exeter.
Crawfurd, C.

Chapl. to the Marquis of Londonderry. Fox, John

Head Mast. of St. Bees Free Grammar School, Cumberland. Holines, Joseph

Head Mast. of Free Grammar School at Leeds.
Kuper, William, D.D... Chapl. to Her Majesty.
Merewether, Jobn. Chapl. to Her Majesty.
Selkirk, Thomas

Domestic Chapl. to the Earl of Dunmore.

PREFERMENTS.
Name. Preferment.

County. Diocese.

Patron. Bartholomew, C.C. . Starcross, C.

Devon Exeter D. & C. of Exeter

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Preb. of Compton Beadon, Frederick F. Compton Bishop, V. Somerset B.&Wells Bishop in Cath.

Ch, of Wells.

S Caius Coll. Camb. Borton, John Drew

Norfolk Norwich to Flemingham, V.

| Bp. of Norwich Burrows, W. Francis Christchurch, y.

Hants Winchest. D. & C. of Winchest. Carr, Christopher .. Newborough

Northam. Peterboro' The King

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