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of eminent use in the eastern part well, May 27, 1810. By George of the world. Mr. B. first, Directs Young, of the Associate Congreihe attention of his readers to some gation, "V hilby. Price Is. general considerations, to guide their judgment concerning sich
A boat belonging to the Aimpainful events ; and, 2dly, Points struck, in the Greenland seas, by a
well, containing six men, out those lessons of instruction large whale which they were atwhieh it is the design of God that tempting to kill, and shivered to they should teach. Under the for: pieces; three of the men were mer head, he observes, That such drowned, and the rest injured, but an afflictive event is not uncom; picked up and recovered. On their mon ; that it is no proof that God
return to the port of Whitby, this does not design the salvation of the
discourse was delivered by Mr. people in those countries where the Young, with the benevolent interNissionaries died; and that many tion of improving the inelancholy parts of the divine government are event to the survivors and their beyond the ken of man. The les friends. The text is well chosen sons of instruction are, Mission
(Psalm Ixv. 5): -- O God of our salaries are taught to labour with all
vation, who art the confidence of their might, — students preparing all the ends of the earth, and of for Missionary service are adımo
them that are afar off upon the sei. nished, - important instruction is
This is & truly evangelical and also conveyed to others who have pious sermon; and we cordially reit in view to devote themselves to commend it, especially to those of that service, — Ministers of Christ
our readers who do business on ja this country should hold up the hands of their Missionary brethren friends of those so employed.
the mighty waters;' and to the by prayer; and other Christians are taught the difficulty of the Mission
LITERARY NOTICES. ary work; to exercise faith and patienee; and to make renewed exer
'The Rev. H. I. Baber, of the tions. These useful bints are ac
British Museum, has issued propocompanied by sketches of the life sals for printing a fac simile of the and character of each of the worthy drian Copy of the Septuagint Cor
Book of Psalms, from the Alexanyoung men deceased. We sincerely recommend the perusal of this dis Codex Alexandrinus) preserved in course to our readers in general
, the British Museum, price to Suband particularly to ministers and scribers, £ 1. 5s. This work is inother persons who feel an interest tended to correspond with the fac in the Missionary Cause.
simile of the New Testament, from the Codex Alexandrinus, published
in 1786, by Dr. Woide. The Mariner’s Refuge: a Discourse In a few days will be published,
do seamen, occasioned by the loss A Selection from the Book of Ho.
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then to do more justice to these OR, PRINCE OF WALES'S ISLAND. our new Protestant subjects than A Memoir respecting this island, we have done to the Christians of
written by one of the Directors Ceylon. We have less excuse in of the Missionary Society, who the present instance, for the Malay resided there for a time, has long Scriptures are already translated to been before the Body, who have our hands. What a noble field bere intended, as soon as a suitable opens to the view of the Society person can be found, to attempt for promoting Christian Know a Mission to it. It is hoped that ledge, and of the Bible Society! the execution of the plan will Here there is ample room for a not be long delayed. The great praiseworthy emulation, and for importance of this station is inore the ulmost exercise of their bene
One hundred fully evinced by Dr. Buchanan,
volent exertions. in his Christian Řesearches; from thousand Malay Bibles will not saf which we take the following Ex- fice to supply the Malay Christians. tract:
The sacred Scriptures were translated by the Dutch into the Eastern
Malay *; for that is the general A new empire has been added language of their extensive domito Great Britain in the East, which nions in the Indian Sea. But the may be called her Malay Empire. Eastern Malay is different from the The extensive dominion of the Western Malay, or that of Sumatra. Dutch in the Indian Ocean, is de- In the College of Fort - William, volving upon the English ; and it Thomas Jarrei, Esq. of the Honourmay be expected that Britain will able Company's Civil Service, was soon be mistress of the whole of the preparing a version of the SeripMalayan Archipelago. But as we tures in the Western Malay; for encrease our territories, we ens crease our obligations. Our duties lified, having resided twelve years
which undertaking he was well quato our Hindoo Empire have been in Sumatra. When the progress of long enough the subject of discus. the Biblical translations was intersion : let us now turn our atten- rupted in the College, Mr. Jarret tion to the obligations which we prosecuted the work, after his reowe to our Malay Empire. We are turn to Madras. He has had, as an now about to take possession of assistant in the design, a learned islands, peopled by numbers of Pro- Malay of the rank of Rajah in his testant Christians; for in every own country, who came from Suisland where the Dutch established
matra for the purpose. Mr. Jarret tbeir government, they endeavour. has also made considerable proed to convert the natives to Chris- gress in compiling a copious Malay lianity, – and they were successful. Dictionary, which he commenced Those amongst us who would re before he left the island. His lacommend that the evangelization bour, it is to be hoped, will not be of barbarous nations should be de- lost to the public; for the Malay ferred · till a more convenient sea- language is daily encreasing in its son,' will have no opportunity of inportance to the British nation. offering the advice in regard to Prince of Wales' Island, or, as it some of these islands: for, behold, is called by the natives, Penang, or the natives are Christians already: Pulo Penang, that is, the island Pethey profess the religion of the nang, is the capital of our Malay Bible. Let it be our endeavour territories, and is the proper place
* A complete version of the Malay Bible was published in the Arabic characier at Batavia, in 5 vols. 810, in 1758, under the direction of Jacob Mossel, Guvernor Vieneral of the Dutch possessions in the Last ludies.
for the cultivation of the Malay nanner, the general civilization of fanguage, being situated close to the East, by opening the way for the main land of Malacca. As the future exertions of Christian there is a College in Bengal for in- teachers, and preparing them for structing the English in the lan. the study of languages, the names fuages of the continent of ilindos- of which are not yet known in tan, it is equally expedient that Europe. there should be an institution in Penang, -and the ncighbouring Penang for the cultivation of the settleinent of Malacca, are most faMalay tougue, and of the various vourable stations for the study of dialects of our insular possessions. the various dialects of the Malay The Dutch attended to this object and Chinese languages; and for in the very infancy of their empire. pouring forth from the press useful Besides, it is probable that Penang works for the civilization of Mariwill, in the progress of Eastern tiine and Austral Asia. Every week, civilization, become the great em boats of different nations are ready porium of Asiatic commerce. Its to carry off every thing that is sudden elevation is a prognostic of printed to their respective regions, its future celebrity. It is situated The Author found here a general ou what may be called “the high spirit of inquiry, a communicative way," ia which ships sail from disposition, and an unusual thirst either beinisphere; and is the very for knowledge; for the civilities center of British navigation in thc of commerce have a tendency to East. The Author resided on this wcaken prejudice and superstition island for about a month, and was among barbarous tribes. greatly surprized at the variety of Although the Dutch introduced Languages which are spoken, and Christianity on every island where at the different races of men who they established a government, yet present themselves to view in this the greater part of the Malay islands distant settlement. The merchants are involved in darkness. The naare chiefly of the Malay and Indo- tives are of three general casts : Chinese nations. John Shaw, Esq. Pagans, Mahomedans, and Chinese. was prosecuting the study of the The Mahomedans chiefly inhabit the Eastern Malay language when I shores, and the Pagans the interior visited the island, and has since pub- parts of the islands. The barbarisın lished a considerable portion of a of the interior nations in Sumatra, Malay Grammar.
Borneo, and other islands, almost The author who chiefly claims exceed belief. Marsden, in his hisoar notice in regard to the Malay tory of Sumatra, had informed us regiuns, is J. C. Leyden, M. D. Pro: that it was usual with the natives of fessor of Hindostariee in the College the interior, called the Batta tribes, ui Fort-Williain; to him the learned to kill and eat their criminals and world is indebted for a Dissertation prisoners of war; but the researches on the Languages and Literature of of Dr. Leyden have led to the disthe Indo-Chinese nations, just pub- covery that they sometimes sacrilished in the Asiatic Researches: in fice their own relations. They which he illuminates a very dark themselves declare,' says he,
* that subject, and opens a new view to they frequently eat their own relaGreat Britain of her insular pos- tions when aged and infirm; and sessions in Asia. Dr. Leyden takes that not so much te gratify thçiç ibe lead in this most useful science appetite, as to perforni a pious cein the East, being possessed ot' very remony. Thus, when a man berare talents for general philology, comes infirm and weary of the which he has applied almost sud. world, he is said to invite his own denly, with admirable effect to the children to eat him in the seasou oriental languages. If this erudite when salt and limes are cheapest: scholar should
prosecute his re. he then ascends a trec, round which searches for some years to come, his friends and offspring assemble, witb equal assiduity and success, he and, as they shake the tree, join in will proinote, in the most effectual a funeral dirge, the importo
is, “The season is come, the fruit is borough. We have been settled ripe, and it must descend:" the vic- there for a long period, and trade tiin descends; and those that are with the inhabitants for their Dearest and dearest to him deprive spices. In return for the pepper him of life, and devour bis remains which the natives give us, it would in a solemn banquet.'
well become our character as a These cannibals inhabit the inte- Christian nation, were we gow at rior of the island of Sumatra, on the length, to offer them the New Tesshore of which is the English settle- tament. inent, Bencoolen, or Fort Marl. (To be concluded in our next.]
SOUTH AFRICA. By a Letter from Mr. Pacalt, dated Bethelsdorp, February 19, 1811, we learn, that Martha and Mary, the Hottentots who were in England in 1803, were in good health. They expressed the warmest gratitude towards their friends in England, retaining a lively sense of their kindness. Mary said, • I cannot expect to see them again on earth; but I hope to meet them all in my Father's house, where no separation shall take place. Give them a thousand thanks for all their kindness to ine.' Every time Mary saw him, she spake, with tears in her eyes, about the love of Christ
. - Mr. Pacalt says, " Mr. Kicherer is well. The Lord blesses his labours; and the people in that place (Graaf Reinet) are changed as the night to the day.' laccompanied him to Uitenhaag i and preached with him several times on our journey.
Mr. Pacalt visited a place about 50 miles from Bethelsdorp, where he was well received. Some of the slaves wept for joy at his arrival ; and one of them conld scarcely eat or drink for three days, regarding only the word of God. Plunder of the Property of the Missionary Seidenfaden,
and the Murder of one of his people. By a Letter, dated March 15, from Salt River, near Cape Town, the Directors have learnt with pain, that, on the 28th of February, when be was preparing for his journey, with his wife, up the country, he received the dreadful account, sent by the Missionary Mr. Christian Albrecht to tbr l'ield Cornet Neukirke, the landdrost of Tulbach, that a noted robber. called The African, had, in the absence of Seidenfaden, broke open his house, murdered Hans Drayer, and destroyed every thing he could not take away with him. Still be adds, I have cause för thankfulness, that God had led me and my wife out of the place, to save me from the band, of the murderer.' This man is well known in South Africa. Some years ago he entirely destroyed a family, consisting of a man, his wife, and three children, on the Bokfield, of the name of Bemar. 'The Colonial Secretary informed him, that some soldiers liad been sent to appreherd inim, who, it is hoped, will succeed in their endeavours to rid the coustry of such a nionster, whom neither Religion nor Government can re strain or subdue. Designation and Departure of Ten Missionaries
FOR AFRICA AND AMERICA. April 22. The Rev. W. Smart was ordained at Dr. Nicul's (the Scots Church) Swallow Street, in order to his being sent out as a Missionary to Elizabeth Town, Lpper Canada. Mr. Townsend prayed, and read suilable portions of Seripture; Mr. Bennett, of Romsey, delivered an appropriate Address, and asked the usual questions; Dr. Nicol offered up the ordination-prayer: Mr. Lothian, of Edinburgh, gave the charge; and Mr. Waugh commended the young man, who had been a mouber of be
church, to the Great Head of the Church; Mr. Burder gave an interest. ing account of Elizabeth Town, and the affecting petition to the Missionary Society, which was signed by many of the most respectable persons of the place, who had applied to other quarters in vain. They were chiefly from Scotland ; and the good effect of their religious education displayed itself in this instance, by inducing them earnestly to desire the ordinances of the gospel, lest the rising generativa should be carried away by a flood of impiety and profanencss. We earnestly pray that Mr. Smart may prove a blessing to multitudes, not only of nominal Christians, bot of the neighbouring Indians in this unenlightened region. He sailed from Portsmouth in the Manique, for America, the 19th of June ; and we trast he will cre long reach his destination in safety, and commence his Missionary labours with success.
July 4. The Rev.Johu Cox was ordained at llolywell Mount Chapel, as a Missionary for St. Mary's Falls, Upper Canada. Mr. Brookshank be. gan the service with prayer, &c. ; Mr. Lewis asked the questio:us ; Mr. Platt prayed, and presented the Missionary with a Bible; when Mr. Collison gave him a charge, from the appropriate words in Joshu. i. 8,* This book shall not depart out of thy mouth,' &c.; Mr. Tracy concluded. As the last ship this season was expected to leave the river the following day, Mr. Cox was equipped, and took his departure in her. It was at the earnest entreaty of a Mr, Jobuston, a re peetable gentleman, who resides at St. Mary, and who was some time since in England, that the Missionary Society were induced to send Mr. Cox; and as Mr. Johnston's children speak the indian tongue as fluently as their own, il is hoped that Mr. Cox will soon acquire the language.
June 20. Five German Missionaries, who had been previously, ordained in the Lutheran Church, sailed from Portsmouth, in the lady Barlow, for the Cape of Good Hope: where they are intended to strengthen the Missions already established in South Africa, and commence a New Mission among the Corannas, or the Bricqua nation. Que of thein, Mr. Sa«, previous to his departure from London, was united in marriage with Miss Gordon, sister of Mr. Gordon, Missionary at Vizag apatain, a young woman possessed of a truly Missionary spirit. Mr. Bleim has iparried member of Vir. Evans's church, Mile End. The naines of the single brethren are Schmelen, Ebner, and Messer. "They are accompanied by a brother of colouí, of the name of Corner, a native of Demerara, whoin it was judged expedient to place under the direction of our venerable Missionary Dr. Vunderkemp, at Bethelsdorp. For a free passage for tiese eight persons, the Society is indebted to Government. The readiliess of Geotlemeu in uffice, in affording the requisite tacilities for the departure of our foreign brethren, entitie them to the gratitude of the Society. While our civil and religious privileges are proiected, and countenance given to the propagation of the gospel, we have great cause tor rejoicing; but this great work of converting millions of our tellowbciogs, requires far greater exertions than the churches in Britain nave yet made. The Missionary society have need to be furnished with double their present means to make exertions commeusurate to the ob. ject. The Great Head of the Church appears to be raising up a number of well-edu cated Missionaries in America. Mr. Judson is now on nis way to Boston, hoping to accompany some of his fellow.collegiaas to the cast this year.
AMERICA. Our last letters from Philadelpbia inform us of the departure of five of our Missionaries, together with five of our Baptist friends, in the Daphne, procured for tuem by our generous friend sir. hdision, under whose rooi they had been all entertained with truly Christian hospitality. Il is delightful in these troublesome times, to see Europe and America scad