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to a proof of cold disapprobation ! ance, and to whose exemplary COR-" The real truth scems to be, that the ducl’he bears witneas. - Mr. Hale popularity and warın reception which aifects to despise and sut at aought this Penitentiary has inet with, oc- the arguments of Mr. Blair, with cąsioned the ill-will and opposition respect to the provision made by of Mr. Hale! ! !

law for admitting and protectiag fee The motivo we have here assigned nåles in the parish - workbouret is not, however, the only one for Our readers will recollect *, that we this gentleman's violent proceeding: maintained two points in opposition he greatly dislikes · that kindness, to Mr. Aale; and in which we stilt tenderness, and delicacy' with which tbink the Poor Laws will bear us the females are treated (p. 21); and out, as will also the goneral practice strongly condemns the Plan of its of parochial officers. Mr. H. calla on managers, in respect to the penitent, ustu rceonsider this part of our statowho may be placed out in serviec, ment, and to recapi whatever shall

that after she is thus respectably appear to bave been erroneous. Vo: nationed, they will still continue to give him the same advice; and inrecognize her; and, on receiving iend, at our leisure, to review this. testimony of her good behaviour, to wbole argument with care, it shew their approbation by pecunibeing too complicated a question for ary rewarda, to be given at the ter. us just now to discuss at large : buto mination of each of the two or three in the interim, wc bag to assure irst year, sabsequent to her leaviag that gentleman, we think he has the iostitution : p. 20. So then, quite mistaken the purport and ap. 1 is decmod a very heinous and up. plication of the satute on which he pardonable thing by Mr. H. to go. chiefly depoods, viz. the 9th Goo. f. vern these women with kindness, cap. 1 ; for this act neither comand to allure them with the hopes of manda' nor.obliges parish-officers roward for their good behaviour! to give prompt admission to tho This, Christian reader, is his grand workhouse.' Wesball therefore, bo objection against the London Fe- strongly deceived indeed, if the ait nale Penitentiary, and constitutes thor can fairly and fully establish his • thc striking difference between it main position, against the late as.. and the Magdalen ;' for the Gover- sertions of Mr. Blair; and as he has Bors of that excellent charity never used the most indecorous and un. promise more than ONE GULBA as gentlemanly language, in his prescut an encouragement for good beba. refutation of this antagonist, tho viour ;' - whereas the Penitentiary disgrace will fall on himself with bids still higher, · as an encourage double force, it he should at last be ment,' and seldom rules its peniteuts detected in an error! Even the au, with a rod of iron ! We have yet thority of his friend Mr, Moser, wa ! to learn what crime there is in hold- suspect, will nat shelter Mr. Halo: ing out a strong incentive to virtue from the just severity of a critic, , and good morals: our system of who may be conversant in such lc , ethics allows of this species of reinide gal discussions, We again confess, neration to any extent that may be that our knowledge of the systein of equitable and prulent. If the sup- Poor Laws is but superficial; and porters of the Penitenciary were yet, superficial as it is, we already more liberal towards the vicious perceive tbe emptiness of Mr. Hale's than the virtuous, and did not bestow boasting, and the advantage he has , proportional rewards on their faith. given to a fwrinidable opponent, ful dunestic servants, Mr. H. might whoin he rashly censures for 'biswell complain of such inconsistency; total.ignorance of parish business. but he probably knows that this is P. 37... got the case with those Subscribers The length of our remarks pre. who hovour him by their acquainte clude the insertion of wbat we ins:

• See the Evan. Mag. for March and April, 1809, wherein we reviewed Vi, Blair's pamphlet, sed commended bis observations on this subject,

tended to offer on oiher parts of A. M. Vicar of North Ferriting Mr. Halc's Reply.. The reinaining and Lecturer in Trinity Church, observations are, therefore, post- Hull. 2s. 6d. poned till our next Number.

The author of these sermons is a

son of the Rev. Mr. Scott, the well. A Letter to Mrs. W. H . By

By knowa and highly respected author A. Austin ; occasioned by an Ao

of a Comment on the Scriptores, · count of his Son, the late f. $.

and many other valuable produco Austin, inserted in the Monthly

tions. We rejoice to see a son Aspository for Feb 1808.

walking in the steps of such a father TAE Rev. Mr. Austin expresses, with piety and deal. As a clergyin this letter, his dissatisfaction with man of thie Establishment, he does the accouut of his son, inserted by well to explain the several rites of à friend in the Repository, 'which, the church, that the young persons he says, 'was so construed, as to who comply with them, may relead the reader to conclude that he ceive tbiat spiritual advaotage wbich departed favouring Unitarian sené was ietended by their institution :timents ; the vanity of which, thro' .we refer more particularly to Con. grace, he lived to prove, and to firmation, which the author recomdiscard with becoming abhorrence.' mends beth as a solemn, transaction

I rejoice tv believe that my and a pleasing service; and, as a dear son was fully convinced of the preparation for which, be gives evil of self-righteousness, of his own some suitable directions. We sig. innate depravity and pollution, and cerely hope that bis efforts to do that he had nothing in himself to good to ihe young persoos of his recomiend him to the favour of charge, to whom they are inscribedo God. I have good ground to con: will be crowned with success, and clude that his mind was not settled that they will also be useful to (however he might seem to faveur many other readers in the Establisho some views more than others) in ed Cãareh. any religious' sentiments till after his return from Milbourn to Loo. don (which was about six months

Memoir of the late Livegay Mary

a before his death); and, I trust, the

Towne, who departed this life in precious traths which have been

full assurance of eternal fel.city, stated in this letter entered into his

Jan 24, 1809, aged 10 years and soul, and he was induced to rest on

8 Months. Price 4d. Christ as delivered for his offences Miss T. was the daughter of the and raised again for his justification, Rev. Mr, Towne, of Royston. Her and humbiy to rejoice in him as capacity was upcommon, her me the hope of glory. When I add to mory surprizing, and her attain. this, the recollection of his well. menis, 'at a very early age, remarkknown former aversion to divine ably great ; but the Lord saw fit to truth, and to sacred things in take ihis desirable child to himself. general, and that he was so cvi. She was taken ill when from home, dently brought to be the subject of during the last Christmas reecs ; repentance towards God, and faith and, in a fortnight, she way oumin our Lord Jesus Christ, justead of bered with the dead ; -- but Ibe dwelling upon his social and moral grace of God shone brightly on her virtues' (as tire writer of the ac- dying bed. Her deep humility, her count had done)' I would rather say, confidence in Christ, her triumpli Behoid, what bath God wrought! over death, and desire of Heaven ly not this a brand plucked from together with the expressions of the burning?

her sweet, delicate affection to ber

parents, will reoder ber memory Six Sermoos on Baptism, Confir- dear to her friends. We beartily mation, the rows of Baplisin and recommend this little piece to the Corjir motion, and the Lord's pup- attention of our readers, as a valuper. By the Rev. John Scolt, able addition to the juvenile library

** RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

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VIZIQAPATAM, EAST INDIES. ' In our last we mentioned the much-lamented death of Mr. George Cran, who, together with Mr. Des Granges, was setiled at Viz gapalam. His loss is most seriously felt by his surviving brother, who had bimself been severely afflicteil with a liver complaint. He was better when he wrote last; but many unpleasant symptoms proyed ibat the disorder was mot eradicated. :

We rejoice that he has derived much assistance from Ananderayer, the converted Brahînin. He joined the mission on the 28th of May, 1808. * This evening,' says the Journal, . Ananderager, his wife, and another native Christian, sat down to supper with the mission family. Before supper he offered up a thanksgiving to God, and prayed very ferrently that the distinction of cast mignt be universally abolisbed, and that all the Heathen might he brought with one heart to, glorify God.

July 6. This week we have killed two venomous snakes. One was found near the dweiling-house of Ananderayer, who, two nights ago, felt it at his side when he awoke; but, providentially, it made off without hurting him. The natives (who are very averse io killing these animals, because they are the objects of their worship) earnestly entreated us to spare their lives, and to deliver them over to their care : however, as we could see no good end to be obtained by such a measure, we dispatched them. The natives inmediately exclaimed, with enthusiastic joy, " They are gone to be eternally happy in the presence of Vishnoo !!

July 10, Sunday. Going into town this morning, we saw mang Brahmins assembled together in a gardea, performing the funeral of a San yasee Brahmin; that is, one who, for the sake of devoting himself entirely to religion, either declines the state of matrimony altogether, or, if inarried, forsakes his wife and family to live a monastic life. The souls of these men are thought to be perfectly purified; so that, when they niake their exit from the earthly body, they are not clothed with a heavenly body, like those who attain to purity by other means, but:are immediately absorbed in the Deity, whose bliss continually increases by ihe union of these holy souls. On this account their bodies must not be burned, after the usual manner of the country, but buried. The corpse is brought to the grave, covered with three coloured cloths, which are placed on the body as soon as all hopes of life are gone. These cloths are taken possession of by the chief mourners, and worn by them, as sacred relics, until they are perfectly tattered and torn. Before the lovij is committed to the grave, the attendanls beat on the skull of the deceas d with a cocoa nut, till the skull is broken 's which noise being heard in Heaven, is considered as bigly acceptable to God, and in all celestial beings.'

"O, Lord! arise and shine upon this people ! -dispel their darkness, and cause them to see the light of the knowledge of thy glory in the face of Jesus Christ! 4. By a Letter, dated Jan. 20, 1809, the following appears to have been the state of the Translation of the Scriptures into the Telinga language

• The gospels of Matthew and Luke are complete in manuscript, and have gone through the first correction. The gospels of Mark and John are Dezun, I have now four Brahmins engaged in this service. Anandar Tayer takes the lead among them in assisting me; the others are all trans cribers.:

"This work has been impeded lately by the absence of Anandarayer, who has been on a missionary tour for three months to the southward; during which time he preached the gospel to great aumbers, who bend the

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word gladly. His wife was baptized three months ago. I am happy to say that she increases in divine koowledge, and that her conversation is as becometh the gospel. In short, she is an ornament to her profession. She is under the daily tuition of Mrs. Des Granges.

"Thore are several other natives enquiring after the good way, who are all under a course of religious instraction. The young people in the schools have advanced much in religious knowledge.

• Finally, brethren, pray for me, that I may be kept faithful to my work, and ibat. I may see the arm of the Lord revealed in the conversion of the thousands of idolaters around me. Send more missionaries to this part of the world. I lament that Ganjam, Chicacole; Rajiquadry, and Masulapatam, wbich are such eligible fields for missionary exertions, ara entirely destitute of the light of the gospel. In all these the Telinga lan. guage prevails; and, by the preaching of the gospel and the distribution of the Scriptures, I hope they will soon become as Eden, - as the garden of the Lord. Anandarayer and his wife send their respects, and beg you to pray for them.

Augustus Des GRÄNGES.' Mr. Des Granges has communicated extracts of letters from his dear brother Cran, written during his journey. They will be perused with a mournful pleasure, as thcy prove how much the work of the Lord contioned on his heart to the very last. The loss of such a mían is greatly lo be lamented; but submission to the great Dxposer of all events becomes

* Chicacole, Dec. 5; 1808. "I am sorry to say that this: leaves me in a weak state. When I arrived at Colapollam, I felt myself considerably better, but my bowels in a bad stalo. However, I was able to go into the village in the evening, and address the poor Heathen. They had killed a cow to offer in sacrifice; which led me to speak of a more valuable sacrifice. They rejoiced to hear; and I was constrained to pray that God would be pleased to spare my Hife a little longer, that I inay enjoy the pleasure of proclamping the good sews. I find this does no good, but still I feel what I am unwilling to sommypicale. I leave all to God.

Chatterpore, Dec. 17, 1808. • I hope you will assist me to adore the God of all grace for recovering me so far, when I assure you that in leaving Chicacole I did not expect to reach this place: I even expocled to die before I got to the place of entampment. God orders all things, and to Bim be all praise ! I have bad much conversalion with the natives, at least once or twice every day; and sometimes with considerable numbers of both sexes. In short, I have spent many pleasant hours with them, and found many desirous to hear more of the gospel. Travelling among the natives, and proclaiming this good news of salvation, is certainly delightful work.'

Chatterpore, Dec. 20. . I ain much better, though my coagh gives me a little trouble og• easionally. On Sabbath I read prayers and preached to a large congres gation in the court-bouse. It is very desirable that a Missionary might be Hationed here.

. Chatterpore, Des: 81. • You will be happy to hear that my herlh is much improved WE are not destitute of frieads even in this remote corners and I amh'eartily glad I underlook the trip, on many accounts; but you must visit this place and the surrounding country. I wish the brethren (meaning Gordon and Lee) were arrived, that we might have an opportunity of travelling among the natives.'

This was the last letter be wrote to Mr. Des Grangos. la 1B'day's fter this, he departed to his heavenly rest ; and his works of love will foku ow him. His remains were interred in the burgiog-place at Ebicacole, Jan. 6, 1809....

MADRAS. • Mr. Lovelege continues to assist in the Male Asylum at Madras, and to preach in the Black Town. He appears to be favoured with success in hje charts to do good. In a letter, dated Jan. 19, 1809, be says, I find mucha oncouragement in preaching in the Black Town. The state of attendance is very pleasing; and, from their appearance ia worsbip, from personal knowledge of some, and reports of others, I am induced to think good is doing among them.'-An individual has subscribed 20 pagodas lowerds the Missionary Cauac, and the purchase of Bibles and Tracts. Another gealle. man proposes to purchase :2.00 Bibles for distribution. We are happy to find that Mr, Loveless, bis wife, and child, were all in good health. He expresses a strong desire for the arrival of the long-expected brethren Gordon and Lees 0:! when will they arrive to fill the piace of our dear departed brother, and streogthen tbe hands of our dear, but solitary bróther Des Granges, in that infant bereaved Mission & Gracious Lord ! speed their way to this great barvest, where there are so few, 40 very few labourers ! ROME.

. ing finally that it is in vain to at TEOSE who observe political tempt to reconcile with the tempo. events in the relation they may ral proteasions of the Pope ail toat: bear to the advancement of the we have concerted for the security Kingdom of Christ, and the fulfil. of our army, the repose and prof. ment of the Scriptures, cannot but perity of the nations over whick notice the gradaal degradation of we reign, and the dignity and inThe Pope bř the French Emperor violability of our empire, we have who has, at tength, reduced him to decreed, and do decrec as follows: the rank of a local bishop only, as,

,Art. 1. The Papal territory will appear from the followiog ex.

is united with the French empire. tract: si si

II. The city of Rome, illustrious *. Rome, June 1Q. This morning,

for the recollection it recals, and at 10 o'clock, the following Im

far the monuments which it con. perial Decree, dated Vienna, the

tains, is declared to be a free and 7th of May, 1809, was proclaimed

imperial city. Its government and în all the public squares and market.

adininistration shall be fixed by a places of the city, accompanied by

particular decree.UI. The mongthe firing of cannon from the Castle

idents of Roman greatness shall be of St. Angelo:

maintained and preserved at the • Napoleon, Emperor of the

expence of our treasury. --IV. The French, &c. taking into considere public debt is declared to be the 'ation that when Charlemagne. Em. debt . of the empire. — V. The peror of the French, and our

s our revenue of the Pope shall be fixed sublime predecessor, endowed the at two millions of francs, free from Bishops of Home with various vi. The property and palaces of his

all charges and contributions. lands, they were given as fiefs, to maintain the peace of his subjects,

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Holiness shall be subject to ne im. sad that Rome did not therefore position, jurisdiction, or visitation, cease to form a part of bis empire:

and shall besides enjoy especial pre.

an Considering further, that since that

i rogatives. - VII. An extraordinary.

rogativ time the union of spiritual and tem

Consulta shall, on the 1st of June. poral power has been, and still is the

take possession in our paine of the source of dissention that the Popes

Papai dominions, and adopt mea. have but too frequently availed

sures that, on the 1st of January, themselves of the one to support

1810, the constitutional govern. their pretensions to the other; and

meat take effect. (Signed) that with spiritual concerns, which

NAPOLEON.' ere in their nature immutable, have The French Papers contain an been cofounded worldly affairs, article, dated Korne, July 10, which which change with the circuinstances states, That ine neus goveromcat and politics of the timossconsider- bad issued a great number of dist

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