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have no Translation given ; and look out Grammar and Female Schools.

the words from the Dictionary. They The Rev. Henry Baker makes the

have just commenced reading from Mafollowing Report, at the end of June, St. Mark's Gospel for that purpos

layalim to English, and have in hand of the Grammar and Female Schools, With the exception of 2 or 3, at the under his own and Mrs. Baker's lower end of the Class, they have all superintendence.

gone through a Catechism of Modern

History; but required to be more exerGrammar School.

cised in it, in order to acquire a thorough There are at present in the Grammar knowledge of its contents. In Parsing, School 59 Boys; who, with the exception Religious Knowledge, and Arithmetic, of 6 Nairs, are all Syrians. They are, their proficiency is nearly the same as as stated in former Reports, engaged in that of the First Class. These two Classes, the former part of the day in the Study usually, on Saturdays, read the Psalms of English; and in the latter part, in appointed for the Sunday Morning, into that of Sanscrit and Malayalim.

Malayalim; and, on the Sunday, rea The First Class consists of 12, who those appointed for the Evening : or, if translate alternately from English into they happen to be such as they have Malayalim, and from Malayalim into already read, they read some other porEnglish. In the former, they read tion of the Liturgy,

Goldsmith's History of England;" The Third Class, consisting of 12, are and in the latter, it being more difficult reading the Epistles of St. John : part to construe their own language into a of them have gone through the Epistle foreign one, they are reading the Acts to the Romans, and the Epistles of St. of the Apostles, and having but just James and St. Peter. They have comcommenced, they are allowed the use of mitted to memory a short Introduction to a Translation: this, however, will not be English Grammar, and are pretty well needed for more than a few weeks. In acquainted with irregular verbs and the reading Goldsmith's History, they are conjugation of the regular ones. Most also assisted by a Translation ; which is of the Boys in this Člass are about 12 given them viva voce, in as free a style years of age and under. They have as may be ; in order that they may both learnt the Catechisms in Malayalim, and understand what they read, and avoid Watts's smaller one in English; and ocacquiring a habit of translating word for casionally commit to memory one or two word, which would appear stiff, and be, of the Divine Songs for Children, with in most cases, unintelligible. They are which they are much pleased, committing to memory some English The Fourth Class, consisting of 10, Dialogues, principally taken from Valpy's have read five chapters of St. John's English and Latin; and are allowed to Gospel, and have committed to memory give the Malayalim, in most cases, as the Introduction to Grammar, First Cawide from a literal translation as the techism, and English and Malayalim preservation of the sense will allow, al. Vocabulary. Some of them have also though they are required to understand committed to memory a few of the Divine them literally too. They continue to be Songs. exercised in Parsing, and to receive Re The Fifth Class, consisting of 13, ligious Instruction; and, though they have have in hand the First Reading Book, not advanced much in Arithmetic since the Spelling Cards, and Vocabulary. the period of the last Report, they have Several Boys, belonging to this Class, by no means retrograded.

have been obliged to leave on account of The Second Class, consisting also of ill health, and four or five of them have 12, have been pursuing the same course, been lately admitted. but are not so far advanced as the first. The method of teaching, adopted in They read the Historical Books of Scrip- the Grammar School, is one which neture in the same manner as the First cessity first led me to, for want of proClass read Goldsmith's History, but per Books, and particularly of Dictiona

ries ; but I have now seen such advan Catholic, went home to see her parents ; tages arise from it, that I think I should and, on her return, mentioned the folnot be disposed to alter it, were I ever lowing circumstances. She went to so well supplied with books. The diffi Church with her mother, and took her culty of bringing the Natives to speak book with her. After the Mass was over, the English Language, in a place só the Priest took her by the hand, and asked remote from the residence of any consi- her to read a chapter or two in the Goderable number of people speaking it as spel; and she did so. He was pleased Cottayam is, appears at times insur with her, and told her to come the next mountable; but, by the blessing of God, day and read to him. After that, he gave it is wearing away; and I think I may her a piece of work which he was then say, with reference to the Boys in the making, to sew a little: when he saw Grammar School, that the method of she could sew, he was much pleased, and teaching, there pursued, has been a great said to her that she did right in going to means of effecting this desirable object. School, and gave her a few plantains.

He then said, I find you can sew; but I Female School

have heard that the Girls in the School In the Female School under Mrs. do not know any thing about house-work, Baker's charge, the number of Children and he told her to sweep the pathway, is now increased to 42, and parents are near the Church. She did so. Well frequently coming and requesting to have said I see you can sweep: now tell their children admitted; but, as meansare me what ingredient will you use in makwanting to support them, they are obliged king a curry: she satisfied him on this to be sent away. Those now in the head also, and then, with her parents, School are getting on, both in their reading took leave of him. and in various kinds of useful works, as Another Girl, who left the School a well as can be expected. There is little short time ago, and is also married, to say respecting the hours of study and comes daily, and is a very useful assisworking, as these things have been stated tant in the School. She helps to get before ; but a few particulars respecting the work ready for the Girls, and teaches the benefit which the School has been of the beginners to spin and sew; and already, and is likely yet to be, will be promises soon to become still more useful. acceptable to those friends of the Society Several others have left, or are about to who take a lively interest in this branch of leave, who have a prospect of being its concerns.

settled ; and, from having learnt reading, About a year ago, a Girl who left the some kinds of needle-work, &c., by the School, and was soon after married, took blessing of God there is no doubt will her spinning-wheel with her to her hus turn out well. band's house. At first, her husband was It is hoped, that, in course of time, much opposed to her working: she how the work of the Children will go a little ever persevered, spun some cotton, and way towards the support of the School; brought it on market-day; and, with the but, at present, little more has been done money which it fetched, purchased some than making a commencement. articles and took them home: she re pleasing fact, that, since the commencepeated this several times; and now her ment of this School, more Girls have husband is quite pleased, and gives her attended the neighbouring Schools than every encouragement.

before. Another of the Girls, {who is a Roman

It is a

HOME PROCEEDINGS.

The Rev. William Smith, having received mouth on the 26th of June, in the “El. the Instructions of the Committee on the phinstone,” Capt. Aldham, and sailed for 3d of June, and having been commended Calcutta on the following day. in prayer to the blessing of God, previous

PROCEEDINGS OF ASSOCIATIONS. to his joining the North-India Mission,

Staffordshire - June 13: Sermons by Senior Seembarked, with Mrs. Wilkinson, at Ports.

cretary; Morn. at Parish Church, Newcastle-under

Lyme, Coll. 171. 138. ; Aftn. at Lane-End, Coll. 141 Coll. 31. ; Even. at Tong, Coll. 51. 118. 8d. : by Rev. 98. 6d.; Even. at Caverswall, Coll. 8l. : by Rev. R. Mayor, at' Honley, Coll. 141. 38. 6d. - June 21 : Robert Simpson; Morn. at Burslem, Coll. 101. 58.; Huddersfield Meeting, Rev. J.C. Franks, Chn., Coll. Aftn. at St. George's, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Coll. 11. 08. 8d.—June 22: Dewsbury Meeting, Rev. T. 111. 158. ; Even. at Barlaston, Coll. 81. : by Rev. Reyroux, Chn., Coll. 31. 08. 5d. -- June 23: WoodClement Leigh, Aftn. at Burslem, Coll. 61. 6s. 4d. : house Meeting, Rev. W. Madden, Chn., Coll. 52. by Rev. Robert Mayor, Morn. at Checkley, Coll. 61. ; 148. 6d. - June 24: Honley Meeting, Rev. -- Jones, Aftn. at Alveton, Coll. 61. 08. 6d. - June 14 : Meet Chn., Coll. 61. 118.3d. ; and at Holmfirth, Rev. - Tay. ing at Leek, Rev. - Heathcote, Chn., Coll. 81.78.6d.; lor, Chn., Coll. 21. 108. 2d. - June 25: Birstal Meeting, and at Lane-End, Archdeacon of Stafford, Chn., Rev. H. Robinson, Chn., Coll. 41. 108.; and at SlathColl. 81. 128. 60.-- June 15: Burslem Meeting, Arch waite, Rev. - Jackson, Chn., Coll 21. 48.-June 27 : deacon of Stafford, Chn., Coll. 41. 78. - June 16: Sermons, by Rev. F. Leicester, Morn., at Parish Newcastle-under-Lyme, Archdeacon of Stafford, Church, Halifax, Coll. 211. 138.7d.; Aftn. at Elland, Chn., Coll. 121. 68.

Coll. 71. 28. lld.; by Rev. E. Hall, Morn., at SouthCheshire-June 27 : Sermon, by Senior Secretary,

owram, Coll. 31. ; Even., at Parish Church, Halifax, at Bowdon, Coll. lll. 158. - June 29: Sermon, by

Coll. 5.-June 28: Halifax Meeting, Rev. C. MusSenior Secretary, at St. George's, Macclesfield; grave, Chn., Coll. 31. 48. 6d. ; Bierley Meeting, Rev. Contributions by Friends, 161.

G. Bull, Chn., Coll. 31. 12s. 60.- June 30: Skipton Lancashire - June 20: Sermons, by Rev. Prof.

Meeting, R. Chippendale, Esq. Chn., Coll. 161. 08. 3d. Scholefield, Morn. at St. George's, Everton, Coll.

Westmoreland- July 4: Sermon by Rev. F. Leices331. 148. 8d. ; Aftn. at St. David's, Liverpool, Coll. ter, at Whittington, Coll. 81. 88.5d: by Rev. E. Hall, 111. 158. 6d. ; Even. at St. Andrew's, Coll. 411. 58.: by

at the Chapel, Kendal, Coll. 71. 08. 7d. - July 5: Senior Secretary, at Seaforth, Coll. 251. 58. 2d. - Kirkby-Lonsdale Meeting, W. C. Wilson, Esq. Chn., June 22 : Liverpool Anniversary, Rev. R. P. Buddi

Coil. 51. 58. 3d. --July 6: Milnthorpe Meeting, Coll. com, Chn., Coll. 231. 108. 60.-June 23 : Sermon, by

21. 158. 3d. Senior Secretary, at St. Andrew's, Coll. 291. Os. 5d. Kent-June 1l: Formation of an Association for June 24 : Meeting of Collectors at Everton, Coll. Sheerness and the Isle of Sheppy, Sir Jahleel Bren81. 08. 6d.— June 25 : Sermon, by Senior Secretary,

ton, Bart., Chn., Coll., 31. 168.-June 13: Sermon, at Parish h, Preston; and Meeting in the by Rev. John Hartley, at Tunbridge, Coll. 121. 78. 4d. ; Evening, Rev. R. C. Wilson, Chn.; Colls. 91. 08. 2d. at Bidborough, Morn. and Aftn., by Rev. J. Tucker -June 27 : Sermons, by Senior Secretary, Morn. at and Rev. J. Hartley, Coll: 161. 18. 6d. ; Sermons at Flixton, Coll. lll. 108.; Even. at St. Luke's, Man Hawkhurst, Morn. and Aftn., by Rev. F. Middleton chester, Coll. 531. 88. 8d. : by Rev. Prof. Scholefield, and Rev. J. Jenkinson, Coll. 151.- June 15: Sermon Morn. at St. John's, Manchester, Coll. 81. ; Aftn. at at Teston, by Rev. J. Hartley, Coll. 71. 78. 3d.- June St. Paul's, Coll. 271. 58. : by Rev. H. Boutflower, at

16: Meeting at Hawkhurst, Hon. Capt. King, Chn., All Saints', Bolton, Coll. 51. 38. : by Rev. W. Thistle Coll. 81. 78. 9d. - June 17: Meeting at Tunbridge ; thwaite, at St. George's, Bolton, Coll. 291. 38. 3d.

Hon. and Rev. F. Noel, Chn., Coll. 61. 58. 8d.-June 28: Anniversary of Manchester Association,

June 18: Tunbridge. Wells, Rev. W. L. Pope, Chn., Rev.Mr.Thistlethwaite,Chn. At this Meeting the zeal

Coll. 161. 58. 3d. of the Society's friends was shewn in the donation Whitchurch - June 17: Anniversary Meeting, J. of several large sums by individuals; and the total Worthington, Esq., Chn, Coll.(including 51. 28. 6d. amount of the Coll. was 3297. 88. 6d.- June 30 : Ser for Tinnevelly Mission) 291. 158. 6d. mon, by Senior Secretary, at Clement's, Manchester, Wrexham-June 18: Rey. J. H. Luxmoore, Chn., Coll. 181. 108. 4d. — July 2: Meeting at Lancaster, Coll.[(including 61. 188. 9d. for Tinnevelly Mission) Coll. 51. 58.- July 4: Sermon, by Rev. F. Leicester, 191. 08. 4d. at Warton, Coll. 161. 98. 8d.

Guildford - June 26: Rev. - Wolfe, Chn., Coll. Yorkshire-June 20: Sermons by Rev. F. Leicester; 71. 68. 7d. Morn. at Birstal, Coll. 141. 158. 9d. ; Aftn. at Batley, Penrith-July 7: Mr. T. Law, Chn. Coll. 41. 28. 4d.

Contribution List.

ASSOCIATIONS IN AND NEAR LONDON. Camberwell, Peckham, Dulwich and Brixton Ladies

45 0 0 Clerkenwell Ladies......................... 26 17 4 Islington....

70 00 Percy Chapel...

8 16 0 St. Stephen's Coleman Street.

9 3 1
ASSOCIATIONS OUT OF LONDON & VICINITY.
Brecknockshire :
Glasbury

49 19 3
Buckinghamshire:
Bledlow-Collection after Ser.

mon by Rev. J. A. Jetter .... 5 14 6 Little Kimble.......

2 11 10

8 6 4 Cheshire : Macclesfield..

11 00 Cornwall : Bodmin

23 7 5 Cardinham.....

1 11 6 Cubert .......

7 6 11 Colan

1 Evartock, Colan, & St. Columb, 5 0 2 Geroans.

1 12 2 Lanivet

1 0 0 Llanlivery

2 11

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L. 8, d.

L. S. d. Cumberland:

Oxfordshire : Penryth....

7 15 2 Burford, (including 18l. 38. 2d. from Fa. Derbyshire. .......................... 200 00 ringdon).

40 00 Devon and Exeter

75 00 Staffordshire : Dorsetshire :

Leek Ladies...

22 15 0 Charmouth and Lyme.... 11 2 6 North Staffordshire

100 00 Gloucestershire :

Tamworth.

30 0 0 Cheltenham.. 33 17 3

152 15 0

Suffolk :
Hampshire :
Winchester

30 0 4
30 0 0

Ipswich Herefordshire...

Little Stonham.

10 00 20 00 Hertfordshire:

Old Newton...

17 12 3 Stowmarket..

3 17 5 Hertford Ladies

17 13 6
Tunstall

6 10 0
Kent:
Ash ..

90 00
10 1 0
West Suffolk.

158 00 Ashford ...

2 8.0 Benenden ...

Surrey : 8 1 0

Clapham Ladies......... 29 1 1
Blackheath Ladies

14 0 0
Godstone..

106 00 Boughton Monchelsea....

3 70 Bromley and Beckenham.

Richmond, (including Collec.

1 1 0 Canterbury..

tions after Sermons by the

22 16 3 Chatham and Rochester..

Rt. Rev. the Ld. Bp. of Win9 2 3

chester, and Ven. ArchdeaCranbrook .....

2 00

con Spooner, 85l. 28.)........ 140 2 0 Dovor.. 29 19 1

275 31 Gravesend................

3 1 4

Warwickshire:
Hawkhurst.

25 8 10
Brailes...

6 12 6 Lenham, Ulcombe, &c....

8 5 5

Wiltshire:
Maidstone....

5 13 6
Salisbury

40 00 Malling, West.............

2 2 0

Worcestershire:
Margate...,

25 12 0
Cradley

3 50 Rainham...

9 4 7
Worcester Ladies

15 11 2
Sittingbourne
4 15 0

18 16 2 Sutton Valence .........

2 9 9

Yorkshire : Teston and Nettlestead...

14 13 5

Boroughbridge: Col. Tunbridge & Tunbridge Wells, 92 199

lection after Sermon' Sundries

12 7 10

by rev. F. Leicester, 12 20

309 8 10 Public Meeting....... 15 8 7 Lancashire:

Subscriptions

8 15 6 Manchester

221 90 Contributions ........ 1 13 8 Lincolnshire:

- 37 19 9 Folkingham: Collection

Ripon....

60 00 after Sermon by Rev.

York...

100 0 0 F. Hewgill 6 10 6

197 199 Contributions

8 56
9 16 0

COLLECTIONS.
Gainsborough..

100 0 0
Byard, Miss...

1 8 0 Lincoln

90 0 0
199 16 0
Wilberforce, Miss...

2 12 0 Middlesex:

Young Ladies at Bow.......

097 Poplar

31 16 5 Shepperton, (including Ben. of

BENEFACTIONS. 5l. from R. Purves, Esq., and

Agnew, Miss M., by Rev. H. F. Fell ...... 10 10 0 a 'Ben, of 51. from J.J. Bris

Friend at Huddersfield, by Rev. F. Leicester, 10 10 O coe, Esq.)................ 61 4 8

Friend, by Rev. E. Ward .....

5 0 0 93 1 1 Garratt, William Albin, Esq ............... 50 00 Monmouthshire: Usk: Collection after Sermon

T. O., by Rev. E. Bickersteth ........... 10 00 by Rev. Mr. Coneybeare.... .5 19 0 Public Meeting..

9 11 0

INDIA NATIVE-FEMALE EDUCATION. 15 10 0 Allen, Mrs., Amersham...

1 0 0 Northamptonshire :

Baylie, Misses, Dunstable...

1 0 0 Collection after Sermon, by

Green, Miss, Folkstone

1 0 0 Rev.J. Fernie....

17 15 2
Hertford Ladies.........................

8 169 Creaton.... ....... 288 13 7 York.....

12 13 1 Northampton Ladies

9 14 4 Towcester ...........

15 4 6 Rev. B. Russel..

ALLEPIE SCHOOL FUND.
43 00

Dorsetshire :
374 7 7
Charmouth and Lyme.

2 15 0 Expenses...

06 0

374 17 Nottinghamshire:

LEGACIES.
Nottingham-Collection after

Monkhouse, Miss Jane, late of
Sermon by Rev. J. Jowett.. 47 9
Ladies' Committee

Carlisle, by the Exors. Thomas
7 10 5

and William Hatton, Esqrs.... 300 0 0 Contributions

5 00 Sale of Ladies' Work for Tinne

Expenses

30 5 0

269 150 velly.

15 00

Willams, Rev. J., Carmarthenshire, by the

75 00 Executor, Morgan Williams, Esq... 93 18 6 * The Committee thankfully acknowledge the receipt of a Paper Parcel of Fancy Articles from the Clerkenwell Ladies ; a Tin Box from Miss E. Dusautoy, for India Native-Female Schools; a Paper Parcel from Miss Farenden, Middle-Deal House; and also a Paper Parcel from the Maternal Society. Erratum.--In the Record for May, p. 118, Anniversary Collections, for 1711. 78. 10d. read 1711. 68. 7d. ; for

1551. 158. 6d. read 1567. 155. 8d. ; and for 3371. 38. 4d. read 328l. 28. 3d.

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Church Missionary Record.

No. 8.]

AUGUST, 1830.

[Vol. I.

MEDITERRANEAN MISSION.

abyssinia. The facilities providentially afforded for the prosecution of the Society's objects, in reference to Abyssinia, were touched upon at p. 12 of our Volume. Communications, recently received from the Rev. Messrs. Gobat and Kugler, mention their departure from Caïro on the 20th October, accompanied by two Abyssinians, Ali and Malo; their embarkation at Suez; arrival at Massowah ; and some encouraging circumstances connected with their ulterior objects. Suez.

Birket Phareoun have the appearance We have had some long conversations, of always having been in a state of soliat Suez, with a Greek Monk from Mount tude: others say, that the name came Sinaï: I have never seen a man so re from Pharaoh's having been drowned solved to keep at a distance from the there, when he pursued the Israelites : truth: he concluded by declaring us he- this appears much more probable; not beretics, and putting us among the number cause the Arabs say so, for they are acof false Christs and false Prophets, of customed to attribute to Pharaoh every whom our Saviour spoke. It is thus thing which is grand and terrific; and as that we must be sometimes in good and it is a very dangerous place, and as the sometimes in evil repute. We have also sea is always agitated there by a whirlhad many religious conversations with wind, no more would be necessary for the Consular Agent, a Greek Arab, and them to make Pharaoh pass there; bút native of Suez: I have seldom seen an what induces me to think that this may Arab apprehend so readily the sense of be the place where the Children of Israel what is said, and so easily yield to the de- passed, is, that, on the borders of Egypt, monstrations of truth, as far as it regards there are mountains which run from east the understanding; but I fear that his to west ; and it was probably because heart is entirely with the world: we gave the Israelites were between two of these him a Bible on parting, which he appeared mountains that their fears increased, to receive with pleasure. There are al when they found themselves pursued by together 15 Christians, all Greeks, at the Egyptians. It is also remarkable,

but all buried in the love of the that there is near Birket Phareoun a world, though it has nothing inviting at little village called Thor, the only place that place.

in the neighbourhood where there is good Departure from Suez.

water; and even now there is a plantation On the 8th of November we embarked, of Palm-trees about fifteen leagues off, and set sail the following morning : we which, with the passage across the small passed the night at a place called, by the mountains, would make three days' jourArabs, Hemam Phareoun (Pharaoh's ney. Birket Phareoun is about twelve Bath), and Birket Phareoun (Pharaoh's leagues, or thirty-six miles, from Suez; Pool). The Arabs are not agreed on the and the sea is there, perhaps, a league and reason of this appellation: some say, that a half or two leagues in breadth. There there is a spring of warm water very near, is nothing so irregular as the tide of the bordering on Arabia; and that the Kings Red Sea at Suez. I have seen it high and of Egypt came there to take the baths : low water at all hours of the day; and I this is the less probable, as there are have remarked, that the inhabitants springs of warm water in the neighbour never know at what hour of that or the hood of Thebes, and as the environs of following day the tide will ebb or flow; [RECORD, August, 1830.]

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