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Sunderland Church, Co!!. 111. 7s, 6d; Evening, for the Labouring Classes ; Afternoon, at Sunderland Chapel, Coll. Rev. J. Kempthorne, Chairman; Coll. 21. 14s. 1d.; Evening, at Monk-Wear 91. 158. 4d. March 31: Meetings, mouth, Coll. 21. 10s. 10d. - March 22 : Morning and Evening, at Campden; Meeting at Sunderland ; Rev. R. Gray, Hon. and · Rev. L. Noel, Chairman : Chairman: Coll. 71. 13s. 4d.-March 23: Coll. 261. 8s. Meeting at Durham; Rev. T. Shipperd Warwickshire--April 1: Meeting at

Chairman : Coll. 61. 45.—March 24: Stratford-on Avon; Rev. F. F. KnottesMeeting at Monk-Wearmouth; Rev. B. ford, Chairman; Coll. 111, 11s. 6d. : SerKennicott, Chairman : Coll. 51. 9s. 5d. mon in the Evening, by Rev. J. Hartley,

Yorkshire - March 14 : Sermon by at Billesley; Coll. 61. 10s. Rev. B. Ward, at Ronald-Kirk: Coll.

Worcestershire- April 2 : Meeting at 61. 45. 6d.—March 17 : Meeting at Guis- Evesham; G. F. Stratton, Esq. Chairborough; Rev. Atkinson, Chairman: man : Coll. 21. 2s. Coll. 11. 13s. — March 18 : Meeting at

Herefordshire - April 4: Sermon by Yarm; Rev.-Graves, Chairman: Coll. Rev. J. Hartley; Morning, at St. Peter's, 21. 9s.

Hereford, Coll. 221, 8s. 1d.; Evening, by Northumberland-March 25: Meet- Rev. H. Gipps, Coll. 61. Os. 1d. : by Rev. ing at Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Rey. H.

R. Mayor, at Burghill, Coll. 21. Os. 1d., B.Tristram, Chairman ; Coll. 81. 14s. 8d. :

and at Tarrington, Coll. 71. 115. 6d. : by and a Second in the Evening for the La: Rev. J. Hartley, at Leominster, Coll. 87. bouring Classes ; Rev. J. Dodd, Chairs --April 5 : Meeting at Hereford; Rev. man; Coll. 131. 15s. 9d. - March 26 : H. Gipps, Chairman; Coll. 301. 38. : Meeting at North Shields; Rev. J. Tay: Sermon by Rev. J. Hartley, at St. Pelor, Chairman.

ter's; Coll. 91. 2s. 3d. - April 7 : MeetCumberland—March 28 : Sermons by ing at Ledbury; Rev. H. Ĝipps, ChairRey. J. Fawcett, at St. Cuthbert's, Car

man; Coll. 31. 12s. 8d. : Meeting at Hay,

Rev. H. Allen, Chairman; Coll. 91. : lisle; Coll

. (including a Donation of 51. 58. sent afterward) 391. 58. 9d. : by Chairman ; Coll. 11. 3s. 4d. - April 8 :

Meeting at Bromyard; Rev. H. Gipps, Rev. B. Ward, at Burgh, Coll. 21. : and by Rev. T. Woodrooffe, at Cockermouth; Meeting at Kington; Rev. A. Whalley,

Chairman : Coll. 91. 8s. 8d. Coll. 8l. 3s. 60.—March 29: Meeting at

Sussex Carlisle; Rev. J. Fawcett, Chairman;

April 4: Sermons, by the

Rev. T. Bartlett, Morning and Evening, Coll. 221. Os. 6d.

at St. John's Chapel, Chichester : Coll. The following Associations were visited by the Rev. J. Hartley, and ing and Evening, at Chichester; Rev.

181. 78. 60.-- April 5: Meetings, Mornthe Rev. F. Leicester.

S. Barbut, Chairman : Coll. 171. 5s. Gloucestershire-March 30: Meeting Suffolk, April 16: Meeting at Bury at Gloucester; D. Pennant, Esq. Chair- St. Edmund's; Lord Calthorpe, Chairman; Coll. 251, 5s. 6d.: A Second in the man : Coll. 181. 98.

RECENT INTELLIGENCE.

West - Africa Mission - Despatches ber 18th, the safe arrival of the Bishop of down to the middle of February have been Calcutta. received from Sierra Leone, which state The Rev. John Latham and his family that Mrs Graham had been attacked by have returned home in the Arabian, arrivthe country-fever, but was then nearly re ed at Bristol. covered.

West India The Rev. T. Carr writes Mediterranean-Letters have been re from Bombay, Nov. 2, that Mrs. Mitchell ceived from Malta and Caïro, dated in had been recently confined, and was then February; and from Syra, of the middle of in a very weak state from subsequent January ; from which it appears that all illness. the Members of the Mission were in the Australasiu-Mr James Lisk and Mrs. enjoyment of health.

Lisk have returned home from New South North India-Archdeacon Corrie men Wales. tions, in a Letter under date of Decem

Contribution List.

L. 8. d. Shropshire

170 00 Somersetshire : Yeovil...

32 12 0 Staffordshire : Burton-on-Trent; including Contributions from Stapenhill.

25 15 6 Surrey : Clapham-Collections after Sermons by

the Lord Bishop of Winchester, and
the Rev. F. Goode

97 75 Sussex Chichester...

50 00 Hastings and Oare.

65 00

115 0 0 Warwickshire : Rugby..

29 5 3 Westmoreland: Kendal

62 7 3 Wiltshire: Warminster Ladies

... 10 00 Worcestershire : Cradley

4 10 1 Worcester Ladies

18 12 0

23 2 1 Yorkshire: Halifax..

70 00 York....

...100 0 0

170 00

ASSOCIATIONS IN AND NEAR LONDON.

L. 8. d. Bentinck Chapel....

88 18 9 Clerkenwell..

25 0 4 Islington Ladies.

67 5 1 North West London : Coll. at Welbeck Chapel, after Sermon

preached by the Lord Bishop of Chester, 98 16 5 Southwark

50 0 0 St. John's Chapel, Bedford Row : Collection after Sermons, by Hon. and

Rev. G. Noel, and Rev. W. F. Vance. 93 11 10 St. Stephen's, Coleman Street ............. 16 17 11 St. Swithin's Sunday School............... 4 0 3 ASSOCIATIONS OUT OF LONDON & VICINITY. Berkshire...

150 00 Hungerford

3 13 0

153 13 0 Bristol.....

1035 1 10 Buckinghamshire : Iver..

0 10 0 Cambridgeshire.

100 00 Carmarthenshire: Llandovery

1 9 6 Cornwall : St. Ive

17 4 0 Derbyshire, including 241. 18. 9d. being one

half the produce of the Derby Ladies' Repository

30 0 0 Devon and Exeter .......

30 04 Dorsetshire :

Lyme-Regis and Charmouth ............ 6 14 6 Durham....

25 00 Sunderland, Bishop Wearmouth, and Monk Wearmouth

60 0 0

85 0 0 Essex :

Nazing and Royden.......... 2 2 0
Walthamstow....

16 6 8

18 8 8 Glamorganshire: Cardiff and Vicinity

11 11 0 Gloucestershire..

57 4 11 Cheltenham ..

65 00 Uley

178 00

300 4 11 Herefordshire

174 11 6 Hertfordshire : Hertford Ladies

5 00 Hibernian Auxiliary

.2448 18 10 Kent: Blackheath

18 14 1 Lancashire: Liverpuol

100 00 Merionethshire : Bala and Vicinity.

10 00 Middlesex : Edmonton ..

58 10 0 Northamptonshire : Burton Latimer.

14 16 6 Nottinghamshire : Newark, including 121. 98. 7d.

from Collingham and Lang-
ford

15 00 Nottingham.....................

15 15 0 Retford

61 11 10

92 6 10 Oxfordshire: Deddington

2 1 0

BENEFACTIONS. C. Y. Y., Post mark · Woore"

50 00 Deacon, J. Esq., Clapham..

... 30 0 0 E. Y...

30 0 0 " H. P. N-1830"

20 00 M\Culloch, R. Esq., Colebrooke Row....... 5 0 0 Quin, Mrs, Lancourt, Gloucestershire ...... 5 0 0 Scrivens, G. Esq., Clapham Common ...... 10 OO

COLLECTIONS. Bencraft, Miss...

9 00 C. Miss M....

1 0 0 Drury, Miss..

2 0 0 Ewins, Mr., Northampton Street....

0 14 4 Gates, Mrs. Spalding, Mission Box......... 3 30 Head, Miss..

1 5 9 Kennett, Miss, Beaufort Row....

0 14 4 Kennett, Miss S., ditto.......

4 1 6 Ladies at Bow ...

0 14 0 Lake, Rev. E., Worcester ....

6 1 0 M. F. S. Apothecaries'-Hall................. 1 6 0 Phelps, Miss, Wilton, Wiltshire...

8 00 Sanders, Mr S., Lower-Islington Terrace.. 5 14 0 Winmill, Miss, Cannon Street...

1 5 0 Young Ladies at Miss Kennion's School.... 3 0 0

INDIA-FEMALE EDUCATION FUND. Durham..........

10 00 Hereford..

6 12 6 Hertford Ladies

2 10 0 Kendal....

1 15 0

INSTITUTION BUILDING FUND. Wright, T., Esq. Mare Street, Hackney.... 10 10 0

CONGREGATIONAL COLLECTION. St. Anne's Blackfriars, by Rev. E. Bicker. steth....

......... 11 11 %

THE Committee thankfully acknowledge the receipt of a Paper Parcel of Ladies' Work from Mrs Dawson and Miss Hall of Folkingham; a Box from Y. Z.; à Paper Parcel from Miss Lowther, and a Box from Miss Farr, of the Clerkenwell Ladies'; for Native Schools in India: also a Hamper of Childrens' Clothes for the Schools in Africa.

Erratum. -The sum of 2511. 68., credited to Bridgewater in the February Number, ought to have been 217. 68, from “ Mark and its Vicinity."

No. 5.]

MAY, 1830.

[Vol. I.

MEDITERRANEAN MISSION.

Greece. The following Journal details the proceedings and observations of the Rev. John Hartley, on a tour in the Morea during the months of February, March, April

, and May 1828.* The publication of this Journal has been unavoidably delayed, in consequence of a portion of it having been mis-sent, which did not reach the Committee till very lately. The matter, however, possesses so much intrinsic interest, that they cannot withhold it from their friends. They trust it may, through the blessing of God, draw forth the sympathy and prayers of Christians in behalf of the inhabitants of this highly-interesting and important country. Ægina.

of the town, which is a gentle slope or The Island of Ægina was the seat even plain to a considerable distance, of the Greek Government, during the it consists of hills of moderate dimensions, time that I was there : this circumstance, with the valleys of but small extent. We and the contingencies of the war, had found more cultivation than we had exconducted thither a considerable number pected; and we were convinced that the of inhabitants. The Native Æginetans island is capable of sustaining multitudes, do not exceed 5000; but the influx of such as peopled it in ancient times. I A strangers had swelled the population to principal feature in the landscape is, 20,000: of these, 2000 are Ipsariots. + at present, the almond-trees : they are

Feb. 19, 1828–Dr. Korck and I paid a very numerous; and being covered with visit to the Temple of Jupiter: it is on the a vast profusion of white and pink blosother side of the island, at the distance of soms, they adorn the prospect in a very two hours-and-a-half. We had an oppor- beautiful manner. We had the pleasure, tunity of viewing, on this excursion, both enjoyed by many travellers who had gone the works of God and the works of man. before us, of visiting the remains of the The former are always interesting and in- Temple of Jupiter Panhellenius. Dr. structive to serious and contemplative per. Korck was rather disappointed, probably

Who can survey the mountains, with having gone with too high expectathe plains, the trees, the plants, the ocean, tions. The effect on my own mind, of and the sky, without having his mind in nearly thirty columns standing in silence some degree solemnized ? To a Christian and solitude on so romantic a spot, and they have a powerful and impressive conveying the mind backward through voice : they not only call forth his ad- the recollections of 2000 years, was pemiration and delight, but they prompt culiarly impressive. I know not if I can him to serve with diligence the Great well explain the association; but I own, Being who made them all. These were that antiquities of this nature often edify some of my feelings, as I was passing over me-I mean by the word “edify,” stithe hills and dales of Ægina. The island mulate me to more earnest desires of has nothing in its scenery which is God's favour, and impel me to prayer for very striking: if we except the vicinity faithfulness and zeal. Certain I am, that,

after my return, I engaged in prayer to * Extracts from a Journal of a preceding visit of God with much more earnestness and Mr. Hartley to the Greek Islands and the Peloponnesus are given in the Missionary Register for sincerity than for some time past. The August 1828, pp. 382-388.

+ There are also 6000 or 7000 Ipbariots in Tino, * Athenæus (vi. 20) quotes Aristotle for the asser Mycono, and Syra.

tion, that in Ægina there were 470,000 Slaves. [RECORD, May, 1830.]

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view from the Temple is such as would the ploughshare. It was, no doubt, this fill with rapture many a Youth in En latter part of the instrument which Shamgland: the Acropolis of Athens, the gar used as a battle-axe, and thus killed Piræus, Mounts Hymettus, Pentelicus so many of his enemies. and Parnes, and Salamis—these, and

Poros. many other classical objects, are all con March 14-It was almost eight hours spicuous. I have lived long enough in the before we landed at Poros, from Ægina. East, and long enough in the world, to On the passage, the volcanic peninsula look upon them with placid feelings. of Methana is an interesting object; and

March 5, 1828-I have met with an il. from Poros the views are beautiful. The lustration of a passage of Scripture which harbour is uncommonly excellent, having interests me. Having had my attention two entrances, and vessels of the largest directed last night to the words, John X. 3. dimensions finding secure anchorage. It The sheep hear His voice, and He calleth is bordered by fertile plains, particularly His own sheep by name, &c., I asked my in the direction of Damala (the ancient man if it was usual in Greece to give names Træzen), which are surrounded by picto the sheep: he informed me that it was, turesque hills. and that the sheep obeyed the shepherd March 15—I paid visits to some of the when he called them by their names. principal inhabitants: it can scarcely be This morning I had an opportunity of expected that much religious knowledge verifying the truth of this remark. Pass will be imparted by a single visit; but a ing by a flock of sheep, I asked the friendly spirit is conciliated, and some shepherd the same question which I had general impressions are produced, which put to my servant, and he gave me the may be of considerable service to Mis

I then bade him to call sionary operations. I am glad to observe one of his sheep: he did so, and it in a very amicable disposition, wherever I stantly left its pasturage and its com go; and I am not without hopes that Enpanions, and ran up to the hand of the glish Ministers may, in time,secure to such shephend with signs of pleasure, and with a degree the confidence of the Greeks, a prompt obedience which I had never that they will consult us freely on rebefore observed in any other animal. ligious subjects. After these visits, my It is also true of the sheep in this coun friend Logothetes conducted me across try, that a stranger will they not follow, the narrow isthmus, which is little more but will flee from him ; for they know not than a bank of sand, into the Island the voice of strangers. The shepherd told of Calauria. We first directed our course me, that many of his sheep are still wild; to the Monastery, a building most delightthat they had not yet learned their names; fully situated. We met with a very but that, by_teaching, they would all friendly reception from the Caloyers, of learn them. The others, which knew their whom more than ten are stated residents: names, he called TAME. How natural many of them are exiles from Mount an application to the state of the human Athos; others are from the Monastery race does this description of the sheep of St. Luke, near Livadia : one old admit of! The Good Shepherd laid down man professed to be 100 years old. * His life for His sheep; but many of them After much conversation of a useful tenare still wild : they know not His voice. dency, the kind Prior sent us forward, Others have learned to obey His call, on our route to the Temple of Neptune, and to follow Him; and we rejoice to on mules. It is long since I have been think, that even to those not yet in His delighted with such scenery as now fold the words are applicable-Them also I fell under my eye: we mounted hills must bring; and they shall hear my voice; and clothed with wood, and discovered, on there shall be one fold and one shepherd. every side, objects the most interesting

It may be not unworthy of remark, and beautiful. The weather was brilthat I have seen in Ægina, and other liant, almost beyond conception; the sun parts of Greece, that kind of ox-goad shining with the utmost splendour, and described by Maundrell, as illustrative not having, as yet, suff cient power to of the instrument with which Shamgar incommode us with the heat of his rays. killed 600 men (Judges iii. 31): it is

* Such instances of longevity are not uncommon often eight or nine feet in length; and is in Greece. I have been informed, that in the Island furnished at one end with the goad, and of Angistri, opposite to Ægina, there is a man residen at the other with a large weapon-like

ing who is 136 years old, and who has a son in the

same island aged 102. He remembers the Venetians piece of iron, which is used for cleaning in the Morean

man!*

Beneath our feet, Flora was displaying a strangers, he absolutely forced me into a rich assemblage of blossoms. I dis- discussion on Baptism and other topics. cerned species of Cistus, Phyteuma, I am glad that I was enabled to mainSilene, Hyacinthus, Anemone, and, above tain the Truth in a very friendly manner, all, large quantities of that most elegant and to hold to the grand point, 'The Bible, of flowers, Anagallis cærulea. The and nothing but the Bible,' without immense quantities of lemon-trees also needlessly wounding his prejudices. attracted my attention: they quite fill March 16,1828–Called with Logothetes up a large glen behind the Monastery, on the Bishop. His Diocese comprehends and colour it with their yellow fruit. Hydra, Poros, and Ægina: he observed, Such was the effect of the scenery on

that in these times the religion of many my companion, that he exclaimed, To- persons had become mechanical, consists day we have entered into Paradise !" ing merely in the performance of outward But the prospect from the site of the services, whilst there was no concern to Temple exceeded all: Ægina, with its worship God in spirit and truth. I met town; Attica, with its classical mountains, with a sad instance of flattery: a native and with the Acropolis distinctly visible; of Constantinople, whom I had seen in Cithæron too, and even the snowy sum the morning at the Bishop's, meeting me mits beyond it, the promontory of Me- in the street, actually said, amongst other thana-a sea of glass," while

words of an import almost similar, sê “Soft o'er its surface the cloud-shadows sail:" datpeúW, “ I adore thee !” This is worse

than a Letter which I once received from these, and innumerable other objects, a Priest, who is now a Bishop; in which render the spot most interesting. Add he commenced, “Most divine Father." to this, it was here that the Prince of What a shameful debased creature is Orators met his death : to this Temple he took refuge, when he had nought else March 17-I am informed that Poros to succour him; and here he took the contains 1300 houses, and 10,000 inhabipoison, when visited by the agent of tants; but this is probably an exaggeraAntipater. What shall we say of De tion: it will always be a place of some mosthenes ? His unrivalled oratorical ta- importance on account of its excellent lents none will ever deny. But whoever harbour. The inhabitants are almost all reads Mitford's History of Greece will employed in maritime pursuits. Albanian see the charm dissolved, which before is the language of domestic life, but Mosurrounded his moral character. The dern Greek is universally understood. Scholar will feel pained at finding one This morning I sent my man to sell of his idols divested of its false bril. Scriptures, but he only sold four large liancy; and will exclaim, with a sigh, Testaments. Dr. Russ, an American “ The Historian speaks too true!" and Physician, had been so kind as to take the Christian will lament to find one charge of some Scriptures sent hither by good man less in the world :-but truth is Mr. Brewer: but few have been sold, great, and must prevail. Ah! on that probably because they have not been solemn day, when all characters shall be exposed in the street. I find, almost inpresented in their true colour, what variably, that when this is not the case, awful discoveries will be made! How few are disposed of. Accompanied Lomany, once covered with this world's gothetes across the water into the Morea. applause, will be consigned to universal I had my attention soon directed to the and un-ending execration! and how many, practice of grafting the olive-trees, to formerly despised and rejected of men, which St. Paul alludes (Romans xi. 17, will become partakers of that glory 20, 23, 24). Logothetes shewed me a which the Eternal Son had with the few wild-olives; but by far the greater Father before the world was !- Eternal number are such as have been grafted. glory, then, and not transient, be our He informs me, that it is the universal object!

practice in Greece to graft, from a good We descended from the site of the

tree, upon the wild-olive. I also noticed Temple, to a retreat on the other side of the manner in which the vine is cut, or the island; where we found Gregorius, purged (John xv. 2). Only two or three an old Pro-hegoumenos : this man be of the principal sprouts are permitted longs to the very straitest sect of his religion ; and, though I am become par * Such adulation is generally the prelude to a reticularly averse to controversy with quest for money.

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