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At a recent sale of autographs, a juve- individuals, to the extent of 301., at five nile translation of a passage of Cicero, by per cent. interest. There are 640 subhis present Majesty, brought 11. 38.; a scribers. The governor states, that " it similar exercise by the late Duke of York, is not merely reading and writing that is brought 11. 2s. The original grant from taught in these schools; the children are Edward IV. with the great seal attached, instructed in a still more important matof the lands of the Rutland Family, dated ter, namely, their duty to God and man.” 1467, brought 71. 10s. A letter from
INDIA. Charles I. to the Prince of Orange, sold for four guineas. A letter from Oliver the object of his mission to Copenhagen,
Dr. Marshman has fully accomplished Goldsmith, to Mr. Nourse, the bookseller, which was to obtain a royal charter of offering the copyright of his Denmark, incorporation for the college at Seram-, was sold for five guineas. Queen Elizabeth's sign manual brought two guineas pore. The college will now possess the and a half
. A letter, in the handwriting power of conferring literary and honorary of Charles I., to his sister
, brought 51. degrees, and the property is immutably
secured for the objects contemplated by Autographs of many other persons were
its establishment. sold at high prices. ST. HELENA.
UNITED STATES. The East-India Company having sent
Associations of heads of families and out books to form a regimental library others are in progress for the promotion for the soldiers in St. Helena, a suitable of temperance. The members of these reading room and book-cases have been associations, considering that the use of provided, and the regimental schoolmas- intoxicating liquors is, to persons in ter is appointed librarian. The room is health, not only unnecessary but hurtful, to be furnished with tables and forms, and that while it is continued the evils of and to be lighted until nine o'clock intemperance can never be done away,' at night, for the accommodation of such agree to abstain from the use of them, men as are prevented by duty or employ- except as a medicine, and not to allow ment during the day. No man is to be the use of them in their families, nor to found there in a state of intoxication; provide them for the entertainment of smoaking is not allowed; and those who friends, or for hired men, or for persons attend must be particularly clean in their in their employment. dress, and orderly in their behaviour. During the late trial of a sailor in Phition of the master, his female assistant, Hayti, 11 to Philadelphia, and the rethe studies, the topography, and various mainder to Ohio and Indiana-at an exother requisites. A third individual pense of about 3,500 dollars. Nearly 600 advertises the public that he has dis still remain under their care. covered “ a simple remedy which effec- The Pittsburgh Journal says,-“ Not tually cures habitual drunkards and tip- long since, six men called on a bookseller plers, and renders them totally averse to at Pittsburgh, to enter their names as spirituous potations in any shape. A subscribers for as many copies of Henry's considerable number who have derived Bible, now publishing in six large volumes. lasting benefit from the medicine offered, The six sets cost 120 dollars. They were stand
The foundation stone of an observatory ladelphia for theft, the mayor remarked : on Ladder Hill has been laid by the Go- “ That sailors were not now so frequently vernor, Brig.-Gen. Walker, in presence of brought up for misconduct as formerly, a large assembly. The insular advantages and rarely indeed on so disgraceful a of St. Helena, the clearness of the at charge as the present;" which change for mosphere, and its being the resort of ma- the better he mainly attributed to the riners between most of the regions of the establishment of the mariner's church, earth, point it out as a place eminently and to the exertions of its friends. suited for astronomical observations. St. Among the effects of inquiries instiHelena was selected and visited, for as- tuted by the Vermont Bible Society, to tronomical purposes, by Halley, Cook, ascertain what families were destitute of and Maskelyne. It was here that Hal- the sacred volume, it was remarked that ley, from the moisture that collected on numbers of persons, hearing that such inthe glasses of his instruments, entered quiries were about to be made, immeon his experiments on evaporation, from diately supplied themselves with Bibles which he formed bis theory on springs.
at their own expense. Ladder Hill is a bed of lava 600 feet Our American friends greatly excel us above the level of the sea. Several other in the ingenuity and splendour of their plans of public utility are in progress at
advertisements. A dentist gives notice St. Helena.—A society has been estab- that one half of his receipts, for a cerlished for the relief of the free Co- tain number of weeks, will be approloured Population of the island, in sick- priated to aid the Greeks. In ness, old age, or distress; they contribute journal before us a school is notified to it at the rate of six shillings per year as an “institute," and the teachers as for each full-grown person, and three “ professors." The excellence of another shillings per year for each child under fif- is set forth in the shape of a long letter teen years of age. A portion of the fund of encomia from the pastor whose miis appropriated to the education of their nistrations the master and his pupils hildren. Loans are likewise made to attend. It is a most fascinating descrip
ready to corroborate, with the most all workmen in the Phænix cotton manuconclusive testimony, what is here pub- factory at Pittsburgh. This,” adds the licly averred with regard to the efficacy journalist, “is a specimen of the means, of the remedy. The remedy will be ad- morals, intelligence, and piety, of men ministered gratis to those who are in in- employed in American manufacture. Nor digent circumstances. All orders, post is it solitary, though there are but few paid, will be promptly attended to.” It instances of equal extent at one time. It might really be well if some friend of is well known here, that many of the best temperance would import a large stock of members of society, belonging to different this inestimable medicine into Great Bri- religious denominations, are persons, men tain and Ireland.
and women, employed in our manufacThe Society of Friends in North Caro- tures.”-A widow woman, it is added, lina have issued a circular, in which they from Washington county, the mother of state, that within the past year 300 Peo- eleven children, came with one of her ple of Colour, under their charge, have sons, and bought eleven sets of Scott's been “ conveyed to free governments," Commentary on the Bible, viz. one for viz. more than 40 to Liberia, 119 to each child, amounting to 187 dollars.
LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.
Le Fèvre, a true Narrative. By Mrs. Parochial Sermons. By the Rev. C. Sherwood. 2s. Bradley. 10s. 6d.
A Sermon on the Death of the Duke of - St. Paul's Key to the Types of Gene. York, preached before the second Regisis xxii., shewing that the Offering and ment of Life-Guards. By the Rev. W. Restoration of Isaac did not prefigure the Dakins, D.D. Sacrifice and Resurrection of Christ. By Sermons on the Festivals of the Christhe Rev. J, Molesworth.
tian Church. By the Rev. J. B. Sumner. A Sermon preached at the Ordination Scripture Stories from the New Testa. of his Grace the Archbishop of York. By ment. 12mo. 6s. the Rev. W. Hett..
MISCELLANEOUS, The reciprocal Duties of Ministers and The System; a Tale of the West InPeople; a Sermon on the Death of the dies. By Charlotte Elizabeth. 5s. Rev. P. Maingy, of Guernsey. By the Outalissi, a Tale of Dutch Guiana. Rev. G. W. Phillips.
9s. 6d. Christian preaching, as exemplified in An Evening at Home. By the Author the Conduct of St. Paul; a Sermon. By of“ Pity the Negro.” the Rev. J. Davies. 2s.
Common Sense on Colonial Slavery; a Religious Characteristics. By T. Aird. Review of the Chief Objections urged
Death on the Pale Horse. By the Rev. against the Manumission of our British J. Bruce. 5s.
Slaves. Is. 6d. The Birth-Day Present. By Mrs. Sher- Essays on the Perception of an Exwood. ls.
ternal Universe and other Subjects conThe Parent's Monitor. By the Rev. nected with the Doctrine of Causation. D. Barker. 4s. 6d.
By Lady Mary Shepherd. Sermons preached at Christ Church, A Selection from the Papers of Addison Bath, before the National Schools. By in the Spectator and Guardian, for the the Rev. F. Kilvert, M.A. 1 vol. 5s. 6d. use of Young Persons. By the Rev.
Twelve Sermons preached to a Coun- E. Berens. 4s. 6d. try Congregation. By the Rev. A. Dallas. Idolatry, a Poem. By the Rev. W. M. A
Swan. Twenty-one Discourses delivered in The Protestant and Catholic, a Poem. the Parish Church of Wrockwardine in By M. Bridges. 2s. 6d. the County of Salop. By the Rev. Joshua A Widow's Tale and other Poems. By Gilpin, Author of « A Monument of Pan Bernard Barton. 58. 6d. rental Affection to a dear and only Son." Observations on the Political Claims of
gans. s. 6d.
the Roman Catholics. By a Graduate of Crook's Manual of Phrenological OrChrist Church, Oxford. Is. 6d.
The Rise and Progress of the United The Georgics of Virgil, edited by W. States of North America till the British Sotheby, with Metrical Translations in Revolution in 1688. By J. Graham. various languages, in one vol. folio. 51.58. 2 vols. 8vo. Il. 8s.
Flagellum Parliamentarium ; being NoThe Expectations formed by the As- tices of nearly 200 Members of the first syrians that a Great Deliverer would ap- Parliament after the Restoration, A.D. pear about the Time of our Lord's Advent. 1661 to 1678. From a MS. in the British By the Rev. F. Nolan. 8vo. 10s. Museum. In small 8vo, 4s.
The Young Child's Moralist. By M. Sketches of Persian Life and Manners Aublay. 18mo. 4s.
from the Journal of a Traveller in the The Present System of Education in East. In 2 vols. post 8vo. France. By D. Johnson, M.D. 8vo. Travels in Mesopotamia, including a 6s. 6d.
Journey to the Ur of the Chaldees, and Jones on the Greek Article. 12mo. 4s. the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon. By Mayo's Outline of Physiology. 8vo. 14s. J. S. Buckingham. 1 vol. 4to. 31. 13s. 6d.
EDINBURGH ITINERATING LI. be entirely of a religious character. The BRARY SOCIETY.
object is to promote the general intelliA SOCIETY has just been instituted for gence of the people ; and while the utestablishing Itinerating Libraries in the most care will be taken not to comprocity and county of Edinburgh, to be mise those higher principles to which gradually extended, as far as its funds even the loftiest of mortal ends must be will allow over the whole of Scotland. subordinate, the object in view will be The value of such an institution is un- sought, not by confining the attention to questionable. “The tree of knowledge,” one unvaried course of reading, but by remarks the Society's address, “ bears extending it to as many departments of two manner of fruits :-it is the tree of knowledge as can be presented in a popular the knowledge of good and evil; and form. The society remark, that the experightly to divide between the one and the rience of the system of Itinerating Libraother, is not to be expected from the ries, which has been pursued with distininexperienced and undirected taste of guished success for some years past in those who are yet new to the perils that the county of East Lothian, will shew lurk among the flowers and the fruits of the usefulness of their proposal. The literature. One of the most beneficial expense at which the East-Lothian plan features, therefore, of such an institution might be carried into complete effect, as that proposed is, that it puts into the all over the country, is very small. Suphands of qualified men the ministration posing that 2501. per annum could be of proper knowledge among the mass of raised by subscriptions or donations, and the people ; and sets them, as it were, at divisions of fifty volumes lent at the rate the fountain head of the literature that is of twenty-five shillings per annum, which henceforward to circulate its influences they would very easily raise, the result among the inferior classes of society.” would be, that in twenty years there “ It is not meant, however," continues the might be 1905 such divisions itinerating address, “ that the tone or practice of the through the country; that is, two libraries society should be of a dictatorial character, might be constantly maintained in every or that it should attempt, what fortunately parish throughout Scotland. In the first the circumstances of the age and social instance, however, the society propose to system render impossible, to establish confine their operations to that district an intellectual despotism over the mind more immediately within their reach; the of the people. Any approach to such a city of Edinburgh and county of Mid-Lospirit, on the part of the association, thian; and they doubt not that the public would be the surest of all means to neu- will afford support to an institution which, tralize its own efficiency."
at so trivial an expense, promises to effect It is not the principle of the society, so vast a benefit. that the libraries to be established should
IRISH EDUCATION SOCIETY. of instruction, which has been so success
From the last Report of the Kildare- fully pursued in Ireland for the last few Street Education Society, it appears, that years, by promoting the circulation of education in Ireland is extending to an religious tracts and books, and by affordunprecedented degree. When the society ing every facility for the establishment was formed, in 1811, there were in that of depositories for sale and lending libracountry only 4,600 schools, with 200,000 ries throughout this part of the united scholars ;-in 1824, they had increased to empire. 11,823 schools, and 560,000 scholars-an The tracts issued from the society's augmentation, in thirteen years, nearly depository during the last nine months, three-fold. And not only is education amount to 312,000. Of these upwards advancing, but also a desire for Scriptural of 17,000 have been issued gratuitously knowledge. Out of these 11,823 schools, to gaols, hospitals, and alms-houses, in the Bible is read in no fewer than 6,058, different parts of Ireland. The books of which 4179 are conducted by teachers, issued during the same period amount to (many of them Catholics) wholly unfet- nearly 54,000, being an increase of nearly tered, and dependent for support on the 83,000 tracts, and 10,000 books, beyond parents of their pupils, who cannot there. the corresponding period of the last year. fore be opposed to such instruction. About 15,000 books have been issued
We may take another opportunity of gratuitously. The total of tracts issued extracting some further details from the by the society during the last six years, Report of this society.
amounts to upwards of two millions and
a half, and the books to upwards of SUNDAY-SCHOOL SOCIETY FOR 270,000. IRELAND.
Many testimonies to the usefulness of In the last Report of the Sunday- the society's publications have been reSchool Society for Ireland, we find that ceived; from which it appears, that the the number of schools now in connexion principles of the religion of Christ have with that society amounts to 1,804, which been brought home to the consciences and are attended by 13,255 gratuitous teach- hearts of many; that the publications of ers, and 152,391 scholars. Nearly 190,000 the society have been the means of incopies of the Holy Scriptures have been ducing those to read the word of God distributed since the formation of the who had never before perused its sacred society. The amount of subscriptions pages; have been made the means of and donations for the support of these turning the wandering and almost hopeschools, last year, was 2,2771.
less sinner from the error of his ways to The commissioners for education have serve God; “ have smoothed the pillow stated as follows their estimate of the of affliction ; and cheered the dying hour value of Sunday Schools :
of many a child of poverty.” “ It is impossible to witness the pro- There are four Auxiliary Associations ceedings of these schools, even in the most in Ireland, besides 150 depositories and cursory manner, without perceiving their lending libraries, which have been estabbeneficial tendency. The influence on lished through the instrumentality of the moral character which has already been society. prod ed in those parts of Ireland where To meet the demand for new publicainstitutions of this kind have been formed, tions, the society have published fifteen is attested by undoubted authority. A small books, and sixteen tracts, original marked improvement in principle and and compiled; seventy tracts and books conduct, an increased respect to moral have also been reprinted; and there are obligation, a more general observance of now in the press several other publirelative duties, and a greater deference to cations, making a total of 177 tracts, and the laws, are invariably represented as seventy-two books, original and compiled, among the fruits of the education there since the formation of the socicty in 1820. received ; and we entertain no doubt, There are, at present, on sale at the that it is one of the most powerful instru- depository, 2,000 different kinds of books, ments for raising the character, and ad- and 450 kinds of tracts. vancing the general welfare of the people." The funds of the society are not only
exhausted, but a considerable sum remains RELIGIOUS TRACT AND BOOK due to booksellers and printers for stock SOCIETY FOR IRELAND.
now in the depository. The committee The principle on which this society have opened an office and depository, for was instituted was to follow up the cause the sale of the society's publications, at
No. 32, Sackville Street, Piccadilly, Lon- unusually difficult by the extraordinary don, where subscriptions are received, freshets in the Green-Mountains, which and every information respecting the so- had seriously injured the roads, and in ciety may be obtained.
some places rendered them almost impass
able. On Monday the 4th, I consecrated AMERICAN PROTESTANT EPIS- the church at New-Hartford, four miles COPAL CHURCH.
west of Utica, and the following morning We have received the journal of the pro- admitted the Rev. Amos C. Treadway, ceedings of the forty-first convention of deacon, the officiating minister there, to the Protestant Episcopal Church in the the order of priests. In the afternoon I State of New York, held towards the officiated at Paris, and confirmed seven close of last year ; from which we copy a persons. The next day, at Manlius, forty; few passages as illustrative of the con- and in the afternoon I officiated at Jamesdition and prospects of our sister, or ville.” rather daughter, church, towards which We must pass over the remainder of we must ever cherish an affectionate re- this episcopal journey, which proceeds gard, and which, we rejoice to learn, is throughout in the same manner. Among greatly increasing both in numbers and the closing details are the following, which religious efficiency.
we cannot deny ourselves the pleasure of The following are extracts from the ad- quoting. dress of the Bishop (Dr. Hobart), detailing “ The road from Buffalo to the southhis proceedings during the year. Theyshew west corner of the state on Lake Erie, how laborious are the duties of an Ameri- not admitting of convenient trayelling in can bishop; and our readers must remem- any other vehicle but a strong stage wagber that these labours are entirely gratui- gon, I was compelled to travel all the tous, and are undertaken in addition to the night of Monday in the stage to Fredonia, cares of an ordinary pastoral charge. where I confirmed, on the morning of
“ I commenced my visitation of the Tuesday, twelve persons; and the next churches of the diocese with those in the day, the 27th, at Mayville, twenty-seven. city (New York), and in the course of the In this village, beautifully situated on last spring the ordinance of confirmation Chatauque Lake, the head waters of the was administered as follows." Here fol- Allegany, seven miles distant from Lake lows the list which it is needless for us to Erie, and elevated near 700 feet above it, copy. It closes with the following grati- a new church is erecting by an enterprisfying notice :-“ I take pleasure in stating ing congregation, under the faithful serthat I confirmed at St. Philip's, the church vices of the clergyman there. On the of the People of Colour, under their exem- 28th, I retraced my way to Buffalo; from plary pastor, the Rev. Peter Williams, whence, on the 29th, I proceeded to Ro113; and on this occasion, as on all others chester, where I arrived on the morning when I have officiated there, I witnessed of the 30th, when I consecrated the elean orderly and devout congregation." gant Gothic stone edifice of St. Luke's
“ I had received so urgent a request Church, in this prosperous village; and from the wardens and vestrymen of the the next day I was highly gratified in adrespectable congregation of St. Paul's, at ministering confirmation to seventy-two Boston, in which Bishop Griswold, of that persons. My course of visitation closing diocese, united, as well as their rector at this place, I departed for my home, elect, the Rev. Mr. Potter, to preach at which I reached on the following Thurshis institution, that I was induced to do day, with abundant cause of thankfulness so; and I experienced, in all respects, the to Almighty God for my preservation highest gratification from my visit. I during the labours and fatigues of the preached at Boston on Sunday, the 27th journeys of a year past, embracing in the of August; at St. Paul's in the morning, whole between 3 and 4000 miles.” Trinity in the afternoon, and Christ “ The whole number confirmed during Church in the evening the next day at the past year is 1940. Salem-and the following day, the 29th, “ To detail minutely the incidents of again at St. Paul's, at the institution of these journeys, would be too great a tresMr. Potter, which solemnity was per- pass on your time and patience; and performed by the bishop of the diocese. I left haps would not fall within the design of Boston on Friday, the Ist of September, these addresses to you. Yet there is one and on Sunday, the 3d, officiated at the incident which I think you will excuse me Little Falls, on the Mohawk, near 300 for mentioning. On my journey from miles distant. This journey was rendered Rochester home, I left the State of New CHRIST. OBSERV. No, 303,