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The POLAR PLANT.-Major Al- and to which he has given the name of Silvord has discivered a singular plant of phium Laciniatum. No trace of iron has the Western Prairies, said to possess the been discovered in the plant; but as it is peculiarity of pointing north and south, full of resinous matter, Major Alvord suggests its polarity may be due to electric of boiling water, and without injury ; currents.-Medical Times.
when at the same time a thermometer THE BERTHOLLETIA EXCELSA.- placed under the tongue has indicated an Humboldt calls this tree “the most vi. elevation of a few degrees only above the gorous of the productions of the tropical natural standard. The power of resistworld.” He thus speaks of it;_" The ance is but of short duration; for the Bertholletia Excelsa, (Juvia,) of the nervous influence is exhausted by so family of the Myrtaceæ, (and placed in extraordinary demand. Chemical Richard Schomburgh's proposed division agents come into play, and matter is of Lecythideæ,) was first described by resolved into lifeless form. As regards Bonpland and myself in the . Plantes cold, the same law prevails, the limits équinoxiales.' This gigantic and mag. are the same, However great the power nificent tree offers, in the perfect forma- may be of resisting it, as soon as the tion of its cocoa-like, round, thick, nervous energy is exhausted, the system woody fruit, enclosing the three-cornered is subject to injury. I have witnessed and also woody seed-vessels, the most the effect of cold too long endured upon remarkable example of high organic de. the little postilions, who are barbarously velopment. The Bertholletia grows in exposed to it in the winter season, at St. the forests of the Upper Orinoco, betwcen Petersburg. The lads bear it for a the Padamo and the Ocamu, near the time, as they sit on their horses, clapping mountain of Mapaya, and also between their hands, and singing to keep up their the rivers Amaguaca and Gehette.”- courage ; but this fails them by degrees, Aspects of Nature, fc. (This plant, and finally, benumbed, they fall from which forins vast forests on the banks of their saddles in a state of torpor which the Orinoco, is of very large dimensions. nothing but rolling them in the snow will Its stem, averaging about two feet in overcome. There is seldom a file given diameter, is a hundred feet high, not at St. Petersburg, in the extreme cold branching till near the top, whence its weather, that occurrences of this sort are boughs hang down in a graceful manner. not recorded. In very cold nights the The leaves are undivided, arranged al- sentries are frequently frozen to death, if ternately on the branches, about iwo feet not relieved at short intervals.
As long long and five or six inches wide, and are as nervous excitement can be kept up, of a brilliant green. The flowers are yel. the resistance of cold is very great. lowish white. The fruit is a spherical General Piroffsky informed me that in case, about the size of a man's head, with the expedition to Khiva, notwithstanding four cells, in each of which are six or the intenseness of the cold, the soldiers eight nuts; the shell rugged and fur. marched along singing, wi!h the breasts rowed. The seed is a firm oily almond, of their coats open, but only as long as of a pure white colour. The Portuguese they were Avshed with the hopes of sucof Para carry on a large trade with these Where there is nothing to excite, puts, sending cargoes to French Guiana, and where exposure to the cold takes whence they are shipped for Europe. place only under the common routine of The kernels yield a large quantity of oil, parade, its depressing defects are lamentwell suited for lamps. Humboldt, in ably felt by those long exposed to it. another work says, that he and his fel- In the time of the Grand Duke Conlow-traveller Bonpland found these nuts stantine, a regiment of horse was marched a great luxury when they were following from Sielna to St. Petersburg, a disthe course of the Orinoco. They had tance of iwelve miles and upwar's. He been living three months on bad choco- mar.hed at their head at a foot-pace all late, rice boiled in water without butter,
He had well wadded himself, and mostly without salt, when they met and smeared his face over with oil. It with a store of Bertholletia nuts. It was was the gratification of a whim to expose June, and the Indians had just gathered the soldiers to a great degree of cold. in their harvest. The kernels were found They arrived at the square before the delicious when fresh ; but they are apt to palace, and were dismis.ed to their bar. become rancid on account of the great racks. The following day one-third of quantity of oil which they contain.) the regiment was in hospital, attacked by HEAT AND
- We find the nervous fever, of which many died. body capable of resisting a temperature There was no stimulus of necessity in sufficient to decompose dead matter. this case; but the moral feeling aggraAnimals, as well as man, have been ex- vated the physical suffering.—Sir G. posed to a degree of heat exceeding that Lefevre's Apology for the Nerves.
THE PASTOR'S PRAYER FOR THE FLOCK.
BY THE REV. CHARLES WESLEY, M.A.
SHEPHERD of souls, the great, the When I, from all my burdens freed, good,
Am number'd with the peaceful dead, For the dear purchase of thy blood, In everlasting rest, To Thee in faith we pray :
Pity the sheep I leave behind, The lambs and sheep of England's fold, My God, unutterably kind, Now in thy book of life enrullid,
And lodge them in thy breast. Preserve unto that day.
Whom I into thy hands commend, Whom Thou by us hast gatner'd in,
Wilt Thou not keep them to the end, Defend the little flock from sin,
Thou, infinite in love ? From error's paths secure :
Assure me, Lord, it shall be so; Stay with them, Lord, when we depart,
And let my quiet spirit go
To join the church above.
The burden of my dying prayer,
And, sick on earth of seeing more, Teach them to wield the Spirit's sword, I hasten home, my God to adore And, mighty in the written word,
Through all eternity. To chase both earth and hell.
STRAINS OF HEAVEN AND EARTH.
(TO THE AIR OF “THE VESPER-HYMN.") When, for Man, this fair creation When o'er years of guilt and mad.
Woke at the Creator's nod, Then arose the acclamation
Wails the weeping penitent, From the elder “sons of God,”— Cherubim chant forth, for gladness Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah ! That the heart of rock is rent,Amen!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah ! ... Man ! be thine a lamentation ;
Amen! Sin and Death thy path hath trod ! ... Loves he much ? With tones of
sadness When “to us,” condemn'd, despair- Be that love's thanksgivings blent !
When the saint his flight is winging “given,"
Heavenward, never more to mourn, Then, the blest announcement bearing, Seraphim, their harps new stringing, Burst on earth the hymn of hea- To the rapturous strain return,ven,
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Amen! Amen!
... Hush! The song himself is sing. We, His Paschal anthem sharing,
ing, Emulate the loved Eleven. *
Angels love, but cannot learn.+
ALEC. * Matthew xxvi. 30.
+ Revelation xiv. 3.
NORFOLK AND NORWICH BIBLE cessions to the Protestants. At Inspruck, SOCIETY.-A grant of 100 Bibles has the capital of the Tyrol, it was recently been made for the bed-rooms of the hotels decided to build a place of worship. and principal inns of Norwich, which have Immediately great excitement prevailed been gladly and gratefully received, and amongst the Romish clergy, and that are likely to be silent monitors at evening part of the population connected with to many who have forgotten God in the the School of the Jesuits. The rector day. The total grants have been 318 applied to the municipal council, entreatcopies.
ing them to oppose the measure, though A very interesting Report has been it was in consistency with the new char. furnished by the Agent employed under ter. The council refused to accede to the superintendence of the Yarmouth this absurd request. The clergy then Committee to visit vessels in that port. sought to excite the minds of the people ; He has distributed 827 copies. He has declaring, that if a Protestant church made nearly 4,000 visits to vessels, and should pollute the soil of the Tyrol, met with almost every variety of charac- there would be an end of the Roman ter and creed. He believes sailors to be Catholic religion ; and the Archduke an improved class of men. He says that John passing through Dolf, a deputaabout nine out of every ten can read, and tion from the clergy requested an audi. about eight out of every ten have a Bible or ence, and conjured him to use his influTestament. The fishermen are a some- ence to protect Catholicism, and to prewhat different class : not above two out vent the erection of the church.-Evanof every ten can read, and perhaps not gelical Christendom. more than one out of every ten has a Bible. ITALY.-A powerful reaction has The Yorkshire and Cromer fishermen are taken place in almost every state, leaving most advanced. As the former never fish but faint traces of those ameliorations or discharge fish on the Sabbath, the which recent events had introduced. Agent united with them in Divine Ser. This statement holds good, without a vice on board their boats every Sunday primary reference to the propagation of morning. Of the foreigners, the French the Gospel. The Austrians have entered are most careless : they shrug their Tuscany, and there suppressed, or abanshoulders, and will not listen. He went, doned to the prelates of the Roniish during Lent, to a Maltese vessel, but was Church to suppress, the evangelical u ork threatened, and ordered on shore by the which seemed to be taking root. Copies mate, who acted as priest, though the of the sacred writings have been seized, men seemed anxious to look at the books. and the presses which issued them silencOn one vessel the master and others ed. In Piedmont, still under a liberal refused the Bible, and asked for Paine's government, the circulation of the Scrip“Age of Reason.” However, on further tures is permitted to a certain extent ; conversation, the Agent expounded the but the clergy, supported by foreign 107th Psalm, obtained leave to pray, and influence, have begun to launch the sold three Bibles. On an Irish vessel thunders of excommunication against the Roman Catholic captain complained those who distribute them. The Bishop of our translation—upbeld the priests of Saluces, in particular, wages war on and refused the Bible; but the Agent at the Bible; and two colporteurs, engaged Jast sold three Bibles, and persuaded all in vending them from village to village, the crew to attend a Bethel Meeting on meet with great difficulties. At Milan, a Scotch vessel that evening. Who can opposition is not yet openly manifester. say what good such visits may effect ! - Peculiarities attending the position of Bible Society Reporter.
the Austrians in Lombardy will proba. AUSTRIA: INSPRUCK.—The new bly avert it for the present ; at least, the constitution of the empire allows the depót for Bibles established at Milan is exercise of Protestant worship ; and still in existence, Finally, at Lucca, some time since a chapel was opened at whose celebrated baths are an attraction Vienna. But that liberty having been to numerous strangers, a recent act has extorted from the Austrian government created a great sensation amongst the by the progress of toleration, is displeas- English, while it proves how religious ing to the Řonish Church, which still op- liberty has been compromised in Tuscany. poses as much as possible any new con- The prefect of Lucca, without any trial, or even previous inquiry, issued an edict, made at Viterbo, which has resulted in ordering a superior officer of the British the most complete proof of Dr. Achilli's marines, Captain Pakenham, who had innocence. We understand that the resided there for the last seven years, to
Roman authorities have now admitted quit the department within three days. that Dr. Achilli was imprisoned for his This order applied equally to his wife. peculiar opinions, and that all other The only offence which provoked this things alleged against him were utterly arbitrary and barbarous decree, was that without foundation. A gentleman known the English officer had offered a reli- to the deputation, visited the Doctor in gious tract, published in Tuscany, to a prison, and expresses himself as having paralytic at the hospital. All the Eng- been amazed at the perfect calm and lish residents, indignant at this conduct, tranquillity he manifested, adding, that inmediately dispatched a protest to the had there been no other evidence, Dr. English ambassador at Florence.-Evan- Achilli's own countenance when he was gelical Christendom.
informed of the charges against him was THE SABBATH ALLIANCE.—This enough to convince any one of his innoAssociation, fully alive to the importance cence. This information will doubtless of making the most of the time previous be very gratifying to all who take an to the meeting of Parliament, is carrying interest in this disgraceful instance of on its labours with undiminished energy. persecution on the part of the Papal A small tract has been prepared, entitled authorities at Rome. “ The Sabbath in the Post-office," for THE LETTISH BIBLE.—The folwide circulation, previous to the getting lowing interesting statement may here be up of petitions to Parliament. One cited as a contribution to the history of hundred thousand of this tract have been the printing of the first edition of the already put into circulation in Scotland, Lettish Bible. John Fischer, a Livonian and orders from England have been General Superintendent, was the first to executed to the extent of two hundred complete, with the assistance of many of thousand more. An address to the friends the clergy, both of Livonia and Cour. of the Sabbath throughout Scotland, con- land, the translation of the entire Bible taining a form of petition to the House into the Lettish tongue, in the year of Commons, and a memorial to the 1689; the printing of which he underQueen, has been dispatched to cvery took at Riga, at a private printing-office, minister of the Gospel, and is also about which, with the Royal permission, he to be addressed to a large number of had established at bis own cost. King influential laymen in every part of the Charles XI. gave for this work 7,500 country. Funds to meet such a move. dollars, for which 1,500 Bibles were ment are being contributed. Mr. John struck off. For 80 considerable an Hope, W. S., has again, in the most undertaking, it was necessary to order generous manner, presented the Alliance the requisite paper from France. The with £100, to be devoted expressly to ship in which the paper was forwarded the question with which it is at present as a portion of the cargo, fell into the occupied ; and a few equally liberal bands of a pirate, a Turk. On his friends who will not allow their names inquiring what was intended to be done to be mentioned, have placed a similar with such a quantity of paper, he receivsum in the treasurer's hands.Witness. ed for reply, that it was destined for the
DR. ACHILLI.—The two gentlemen printing of an edition of the Holy Scripwho proceeded to Rome as a deputation tures at Riga ; whereupon he was seized to inquire into the cause of Dr. Achilli's with such terror, that he not only gave imprisonment, arrived in that city on the up the paper, but also the vessel, together 21st Nov. They have since had satis with the crew and cargo. Upon this factory interviews with M. de Corcelles paper the first edition of the Lettish and General Barraguay d'Hilliers, and Bible was printed. an investigation into the matter has been
BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.
1. MRS. ISABELLA WILson was born daughter of Mr. John Gibson, who occaat Hill-top, near St. John's Chapel, Wear- sionally accompanied Mr. Wesley in his dale, County of Durham. She was the dangerous journeys over the bleak moun