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would be attended with beneficial in- extensive distribution among the poorer fluence on the condition, conduct, and classes. It is strongly recomniended morals of the European soldiery. The by the venerable Bishop Griswold, and Directors, fully concurring in his opi- the principal episcopal clergy of bis pion, have accordingly ordered, that diocese. A leading feature in the seven sets of books shall be sent to Ben- work, we are happy to perceive, is an gal to form soldiers' libraries at the prin- ardent desire to extend the kingdom of cipal stations of the army. The list the Redeemer among the heathen. Macb comprises religious and moral works; in- of its intelligence is devoted to missionstructive and amusing tales ; abridg. ary proceedings. The conductors are ments of histories ; travels and voyages; particularly anxions to avoid a contra natural history; popular poetry; and versial spirit. miscellaneons works. The Court have Our own work, we learn from various also intimated their intention to forward American publications, as well as from from time to time such other books as private correspondence, continues to may appear suitable to the object in be widely circulated in the United! view ; and they authorise the addition States; and to be appealed to with far of some Hindoostanee grammars and more courtesy and respect than we dictionaries to be made to the libraries. should feel ourselves entitled to hope for. Most of the books selected are good We copy the following, from many other and useful; but we doubt the propriety attestations, as a proof, that if our Ameof including the whole of the Waverly rican friends, episcopal or otherwise, novels, and one or two others.
have erred in over-estimating our abiUNITED STATES.
lity, they have at least given us more A periodical work, entitled, “ The credit for our intention and spirit than Gospel Advocate," conducted by mem- some of our contemporaries at home. bers of the Episcopal Church, was com- “ This highly valuable work,” it is remenced at Boston, Massachusetts in marked, “ was commenced in England 1821. The Numbers, up to the present in the year 1802, and has been regumonth, have reached this country; and larly continued to the present time. from the nature of their contents we It has received the recommendamost cordially wish success to the un. tions of most of the episcopal clergy in dertaking. There are one or two other the United States, and of numerous monthly episcopal publications in the clergymen of other denomiuations. United States; but no periodical reli. While the earnestyess with which the gious work of this description being in doctrines of the church are inculcated general circulation in the eastern dio. and enforced upon its readers must cese, it was thought necessary to com- render it of peculiar value to Episcosrc:"ce the Gospel Advocate. It con- palians, the mild and catholic spirit tains 32 pages monthly; and the price which is displayed throughout its pages has been fixed at the small sum of two cannot fail of being acceptable to those dollars per annum, five paper, and one of other religious denominations." dollar coarse, in order to admit of its
LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.
The Character and Happiness of them Euthanasia ; or the State of Man after that die in the Lord; a Sermon on ocDeath; bythe Rev. Luke Booker, LL.D. casion of the Death of the late Rev. J. 12mo. 48, 6d.
Owen; by the Rev. W. Dealtry, B.D. Christian Correspondence; a Collec. F.R.S. tiou of Letters, written by Mrs. Eliza Letters on Faith; by the Rev. J. Bennis, to the Rev. John Wesley and Dore. 2s. others, with their Answers. 12mo. 58. The Rev. W. Romaine's Treatise, on
Tracts and Essays, Moral and Theo the Life, Walk, and Triumph of Faith; logical; by the late W. Hey, Esq. with an introductory Essay, by T. Chal. F.R.S. 8vo. 168.
mers, D.D. 98. A Charge, delivered in July 1822, to Genuine Religion the best Friend of the. Clergy of Brechin; by the Right the People; by the Rev. A. Bonar. Is. Rev. George Gleig, LL.D. &c. 18. 6d. A Defence of the Deity and Atone
Attachment to Life; a Sermon on the ment of Jesus Christ; in reply to RamDeath of the late Rev. J. Owen, M.A.; Mohun
Roy, of Calcutta ; by Dr. Marsbby the Rev. J. Hughes, M.A. Is. 6d. man, of Serampore. 8vo. 75.
Supplementary Pages to the second Veteran Soldier by the same Author, Edition of the Rev. T. H. Horne's Intro. plates. 10d. duction to the critical Study of the boly The Bible its Own Witness; illugScriptores; with a 4to. plate; so printed trated in the Sickness and Happy Death as to be inserted in the volumes to- of Thomas Rose, a Villager, with a , which they severally belong; aud con. Portrait. 18mo, 3s. taining all the most material additions A Metrical Version of the Lord's in the third edition. 8vo. 3s.
Prayer, for Children. 8vo. 2s. The Bible Catechism, arranged in forty Divisions; with Answers in the Latin Grammar Cards, upon the MaWords of Scripture ; by W. F. Lloyd. 28. dras System; by the Rev. Harvey Mar
The Abridged Bible Catechism; by riott. 3s. 6d. W. F. Lloyd. 4d.
The Life of Mrs. E. Bepuis ; by T. Speech of the Rev. Dr. Steinkopff, Bennis. 12mo. 55. at Higli Wycombe, Oct. 1, 1822. 6d. Cottage Dialogues, for the Poor.
Memoirs of the late Mrs. Catherine 12mo. 5s. Cappe; by herself. 8vo. 12s.
Sketches of celebrated Roman Cha. Memoir of W. Venning, Esg; by R. racters. 28. 6d. Knill. 8vo. 7s. 6d.
A Letter to the Earl of Liverpool, in On the Corruption of Human Nature : reply to that from the Rev. H. H. Nor. a Charge delivered to the Clergy and ris, A.M. on the subject of the British Archdeaconry of Ely; by the Rev. J. H. and Foreign Bible Society; by the Rev. Browne. 8vo. Ss.
J. Scholefield, A.M. Fellow of Trinity Two Sermons preached at Preston College, Cambridge. Is. 6d. Guild; by R. C. Wilson, M. A. 2s.
Bibliotheca Heraldica ; by T. Moule Charles Lorraiue; by Mrs. Sherwood. 8vo. 368.-Royal 4to. 31. 38. 18mo. Is. 6d.
Guide to Fonthill Abbey. 3s. Providence and Grace, a Narrative, Guide to the Lakes; by J. Robinson, 12mo, 2s.
D.D. 8vo. 15s.
was such a god here, was faithfully PROGRESS OF CHRISTIANITY IN served, while crimes too horrible to be
THE SOUTH-SEA ISLANDS. named every where defiled this beautiThe London Society's Missionaries ful land. All the worst passions of hucontinue to report most favourably of man nature were indulged in the utmost the progress of Christianity and its at possible extent. But, where sin abonnd. attendant blessings in the South-Sea ed, grace now much more abounds. Islands. Their statements are fully “God has done great things for this confirmed by communications from the people. Where I have been, the SabRev. D. Tyerman, who went out to the bath is universally regarded; not an inSouth Seas on a visit of inspection. dividual is known, whether among the That gentleman writes from Taheite chiefs or the common people, who does (Otaheite), November 24, 1821 ;“ Had not attend Divine worship on the Lord's I opportunity to describe the former day. The engagements of that holy moral condition of this people, it would day commence with a prayer-meeting, be uvnecessary that I should do so to conducted entirely bythe natives themyou : it was peculiarly the place where selves at sun-rise. What do you think * satan's seat was.' The details of wick. my surprise has been, on going to these edness given us by the missionaries services, to find their large places of since we have been here, fill us with worship literally filled ? This is the fact horror. How many human victims al at all the situations which I have visited; most daily bled upon their altars ! Two- the whole congregations indeed attend, thirds of the infants born were instant. At nine o'clock in the morning, and at ly murdered by the hands of their own three in the afternoon, there is public mothers. I saw one woman the other worship and preaching, when their day, who liad destroyed eight of her own chapels are crowded. The congrega. offspring : I have heard of another who tious make a very decent appearance; killed nine, another seventeen, another all is solemn and becoming. They have twenty. The god of thieves, for there congregational singing, which is con
ducted with great propriety. In the ters in Ireland. They will amply prore intervals of worship, there is catechising the utility of the Society's benevolent of both young and old. The natives labours. dress all their food on Saturdays : pot From R. C- -, an Inspector. 1822. a fire is lighted, not a canoe is seen on “ I find, in my present tonr through the water, not a journey is performed, these counties, that an increasing innot the least kind of worldly business terest is excited in favour of the Scripis done, on the Sabbath. So far as ont. tural education of the poor; which ward appearances go, this day is here makes me look forward to the most kept indeed holy: and by multitụdes, pleasing results. If the funds of the I doubt not, it is kept really so.
Society admitted of it, I have no doubt " The Missionaries have already but an entrance could be made into translated and printed the Gospels of those counties w here the operations of Matthew, Luke, and Jolin, which are in the Society have not yet extended." the hands of the people, and nothing
From the Same 1822. could induce them to part with them. “Mr. Pế, an agent of the Marqnis of The word of God is indeed precions
bas made the following stakehere. TheScriptures are the companions ment in my inspection-book :of the people wherever they go. Not “A very considerable improvement is a family, I am told, is known that has already perceptible in the inanners and not domestic devotion, morning and morals of the children; for we no longer evening, every day. At every mission- hear thein brawling, and cursing, and ary station there is a church forined; swearing. They have also made a conand though it is only between two and siderable progress in their education. three years since that they were orga. "An examination of the plan of educanised, many real Christians have united tion adopted by the London Hibernian to enjoy the benefits of the Lord's Sup. Society, is calculated to remove the per, and many more at every station are prejudices of its most determined waiting with eager desire to obtain ad. enemy. mission. At one of these are 20 mem- From W. A--, a Locul Reader. 1822. bers, at another 62, at another 74, at a “I am happyto have it in my power to fourth 102.
inform you of the peaceable state of “No public immoralityor indecency is this part of the country, which was at
All drunkenness and profane one time given to all manner of evil swearing are uuknown. All their for- practices, The dissemination of the mer sports and amusements are com- Word of Life, has wronght ao evident pletely put down.
Their morais are change among them; and tbey are almost all demolished; and chapels now heard returning their thanks to God for occupy the ground on which many of raising up the London Hibernian Sothem stood. Never before did the Go ciety, as an instrument in his hand of spelobtain so complete and so universal dispensing the knowledge of the Scripa triumph in any country over heathen. tures; whereby they have been restrain. ism, cruelty,superstition,and ignorance. ed from those acts which many others I wish not to represent these people as
have committed." perfect. No: alas, human nature is the From D, B-, an Irish Reader. 1822. same here as elsewhere : but I state “This day I travelled tbree miles over facts, which speak for themselves. a shaking bog, to visit J-C-'8 school,
e hope to see all the islands which I was astonished at the large number of have embraced Christianity before we poor naked children, who, potwithstandreturn. Thirteen are known where the ing the severity of the weather, had as. people bave abandoned their idols and sembled. The happy results of dissemireceived the truth. Others are peti- nating the Scriptures, and of education, tioning for missionaries. Indeed, if are truly manifest here: many indivi. missionaries could be found, there is duals assembled where I stopped in the every reason to hope that all the islands evening, expressly to return their in this vast ocean would immediately thanks to the Society for establishing a embrace the truth."
free school among them. I was much
affected at the remarks of a poor man, LONDON HIBERNIAN SOCIETY. with a family : “My father,' said he,
The following are extracts from recent neglected my education in my youth, commmunications to the Society, by which has left me as ignorant as a brute ; its inspectors, readers, and schoolmas- and from what I feel in myself, I am
much concerned about the education in it, that he did not confine himself to of my 'three children who attend this one chapter, but read on, and conversed school. May the God of heaven pro about Jesns Christ, and what be aceomtect and prosper the individuals who are plished for singers, as revealed in the the promoters of such institutions; for Scriptures. I trust this man, and part my desires for the education of niy of his family, have experienced a real children would never have been accom. chauge of cliaracter, and are delivered plished, had not Providence sent a free from the power of sin." school to my very door.'»
From W- (--, a Local Reader. 1822. From D. B-, an Itinerant Reader. 1822. “ On the 16th instant, I set off early : “ The schools I visited on my way to to a village called (-; and on my way. S—, are going on well. Mr. H, of met with a man who invited me to his B-, has, as usual, a good school. I house, where a pilgriin liad lodged the found his house crowded with pupils, preceding night, on his way to L-. who are truly instructed in the ways of On my arrival, I found the pilgrim God; and netwithstanding the wany preparing for his journey. In the course attempts made, in the con mencement, of conversation, I asked him how lie by the enemies of truth, to put a total expected to get to litaven. He gave stop to the proceedings of this school, me a long account of his works; that yet it stauds as firm as a rock. Up- he was to fast on one meal a day till he wards of 90 pupils daily attend ; the arrived at the holy Longh, and was principal part of whom are Catlio.
then to punish his body by fasting and lics, whose improvement in know. performing stations, and that this was ledge manifests that the labour's of ihe only way to everlasting lite. I the Society are uot in vain. In this answered, that if this was the ouly way house I saw the poor distressed inhabit. of salvation, Christ in his word had ants of the town, and its vicinity, re. ntiered an untrnih. He replied, that lieved. This is the storeliouse for the
he was ignorant of the Scriptures, and poor; and the gentlemen of the neiglie he could not read Irisli. I then read bourliood have appointed Mr. H - to to bim sach portions of Scripture as distribute meal and potatoes. It was were calculated to inform his judgment, truly pleasing to behold the temporal which appeared to produce a good wants of the adults relieved, and, at effect; for, ou my closing the book, he, the same time, their little ones receiv. with tears in his eyes, inquired where ing spiritual food from the Word of he could purchase an English TestaGod."
ment; that he came from a remote part From J. B-, u Locul Reader. 1822. of the C- of M-, and never heard a
6. On the 31st ultimo, I went to a place word of the Testament before. I precalled G-, and read the Scriptures to seuted him with my English Testament; many individuals who were assembled
on which he lifted up his hands and there. They were very attentive, and eyes to heaven, and thanked God, the expressed their gratitade for the oppor Society, and me, for the book, which tunity of hearing the Word of Life. lie said he esteemed the greatest treaOne of them said, I am satisfied that sure in the world. He proceeded no the reading of the Scriptures inakes a further in his intended journey, but great change in people for the better; returned home rejoicing, with his Testatwo of my children, wben I lived in B-, ment in his pocket.” attended the free school: before they From P. C. an Itinerant Readır. 1822. went, they were very disobedient and
“Sunday, the 16th of June, I travelled stubborn; but they liad not been six through the country, reading the Scripmonths there, before a very great change tures : I was warmly received by most was seen in their conduct. They each
of the people. The 30lls, I entered into obtained a Testament, which they read the next parish with my Bible. I tra. to us of an evening while attending to velled a great deal, and read to many. their tasks; so that they were a blessing They are particularly fond of the Irish to üs.
here. I was received very kindly by From T-M--, a Schoolmaster. 1822. them, although they are supposed to be
“ In July 1818, I gave a l'estament to a crnel and wicked people. They gave a Roman Catholic, pamed J— 8-, who me an invitation to come again to them. promised me that he would read one Superstition prevails very much among chapter every day. He bad not read them, and the most evil practices are long, before be found so mucb pleasure indulged in. Most of those now under
sentence of death in Sligo, are from this Ireland, is of the greatest importance parish. I read to some of the aged pa- to both countries. It is to be hoped rents of these unhappy individnals, who that the two parts of the empire are were very much affected; saying, if now bound together by the strongest their children had followed the advice and most affectionate ties—the pleasure of my good Irish book, they never would of relieving, and the gratitude with have been brought to their present un. which relief has been received. The timely end.”
acknowledgments of the Irish people From P. K- 1822.
have been as warm and as sincere as « On the 15th, I visited the county the British subscription has been liberal. jail, and heard the Testament classes in Correspondence bas been opened bedifferent wards read ; in number, 54. It tween the charitable and benevolent on is gratifying to the Society to fiod, that both sides of the channel; the nations through their means are diffused the have been made better known to each blessed fruits of education among such other, prejudices have been forgotten, a circle of adult peasantry, who come new sources of sympathy are opened, here from time to time, and who acquire enlarged powers of usefulness are cresuch considerable improveinent in their ated. This kind spirit of benevolence morals from reading the Scriptures, as will, it may be hoped, long survive the to dispel the mist of discord and igno. calamity which gave it birth ; and Irerance, with their atteudant train of land may perhaps find, in her season of vices and of crimes, and to elevate adversity, not only lessons of virtue, them to a moral practice of good order but the spring of permanent improveand harmony. There is, also, much ment. Indeed the present opporlanity reason to hope, tbat those criminals who is one so peculiarly suited to the comare discharged from this place, instead mencement of the great work of imof a curse, will prove a blessing to their proving the condition of the Irish Poor, families and neighbours, in reading their that it would be lamentable if it were Testaments to them, which they are
to be lost. The hearts of the peasantry allowed to take with them on leaving are now opened by kindness, and their prison."
minds are now softened to receive any From T-P-, a Local Reader. 1822. ; impression made upon them by intelli, “When I take a view of this county, at gence and experience. A moral impulse the present period, and compare it with may now be given; advice and assist. what it was when I first came to it, I am ance may now be offered ; and the be. lost in astonishment at the progress Deficial effects produced on the peawhich the word of God has made. Every santry may be rendered both strong and day's experience affords fresh encou- permanent. ragement to continued exertions.
“ English ladies are endeavouring, “ The present season of distress has by providing supplies of clothing, to mi. couvinced the poor of the effects of the tigate the misery which, to a peasantry Gospel. • Surely,' they exclaim,' the forced to sacrifice clothes and bedding good ministers round the country, who for food, the approaching winter can. distribute the money sent from England, not fail to produce. But they do not prove themselves to be good Christians, wish to confine their efforts to this tem. by their feeling for the poor.'”
porary benefit. Without oversteppiog
those bounds of reserve which duty and PROPOSED BRITISH AND IRISH iuclination prescribe to their sex, and
LADIES' ASSOCIATION. without undertaking a task which beThe Ladies' Committee for contributs longs to the inore powerful part of 80ing clothing towards the relief of the ciety, it has appeared to them, that if distressed Irish, have urged tbe forma, they cau unite with the country women tion of a permanent Society, under the of the unhappy sufferers, they may as, title of “ The British and Irish Ladies' sist in the greai work of general imAssociation,” for improving the condi- provement in Ireland. Among the fe. tion and promoting the industry of the male peasantry of Ireland is to be found Female Peasantry in Ireland. The fol- the grealest anxiety for occupation, lowing extracts from their circular ad. combined with almost a total want of dress, will shew the nature of their pro employment; bundreds and thousands posed plans.
of bands are idle for want of means of “ The intercourse which has lately working ; poor females, who, if possess. taken place between Great Britain and ed of a spioniug-wheel, would be eda