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modern travellers, and other recent an extract or two, as these could writers, are copious, and by no give no adequate specimen of the means trite. We forbear adducing varied contents of a dictionary.
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL INTELLIGENCE,
are, the Settlements of Noah's DescendWorks preparing for publication, and in ants, the Journeyings of the Israelites : the press :- The Devotional Testament, Canaan; the Travels of our Lord; the
Help for the Closet, and for Domestic Travels of the Apostles; the terrestrial Worship; by the Rev. Richard Marks ; Paradise, and Jerusalem. The Protestant Instructor; by the Rev. Happening lately to attend Divine Edwin Harrison ; - Essays on Super Service in Lichfield Cathedral, we obstition, recently published in the Christian served that the boys of the choir were Observer, with Corrections and Additions; provided with Bibles, in which they atby W. Newnham ;- The Recognition and tentively followed the Lessons, forming Felicity of departed Saints; by R. Meek; a striking contrast to the too frequent - Scripture Sketches, with other Poems; irreverent behaviour of the young choby the Rev. T. Greenwood ;-Domestic risters of our cathedrals. The example Duties on Christian Principles ;-Prac- deserves imitation, not only in choirs but tical Piety exemplified in the Lives of in all our national and private schools. Miss Beuzeville and Mrs. Byles ; by The pbrenologists have discovered that their Sister, Esther Copley ;-A Defence the celebrated M. Rollin was by an antiof the Serampore Mahratta New Testa. cipation a phrenologist. In a memoir of ment ;-by W. Greenfield ;--Sermons, by Dr. Claney, published at Dublin, 1750, it the Rev. J. W. Niblock, D.D.; - A is said that a friar from Spain broaght a Grammar of the Egyptian Language; boy to Paris, who at seven years old unby the Rev. H, Tattam ;--Sermons, Doc. derstood Horace and Virgil, and could trinal and Practical; by C. Townsend ; explain them to perfection. At eighteen, Bishop James (of Calcutta)'s Primary he had forgotten them; and had taken to Charge, with Notices of the Author ; by music. M. Rollin remarked, that the the Rev. E. James ;-Literary Recollec brain of this boy might be formed of diftions, and Biographical Sketches; by the ferent strata or beds, each adapted to difRev. R. Warner; - Family Sermons, ferent purposes; but too tender for long I Vol. 8vo. 12s. ; by the Editor of the impression, and capable of being soon Christian Observer, dedicated, by permis exhausted. “That for learning is now sion, to the Bishops of Winchester and worn out, and what he received there Chester.
is blended in confusion; and he has now
taken music into that apartment of his head Cambridge.--The Hulsean Prize is ad. which was proper for its reception." He judged to T. Myers of Trinity College; added that he would probably take up a subject, “ The Extent of the Knowledge succession of things, “ sprouting up in which the Jews had of a future State at some new and untried corner.” the Time of our Saviour's Appeararrce.” Sir Gilbert Blane, with the sanction of
The subject for the present year is, the lords of the Admiralty, has founded a “ The Patility of Attempts to represent prize medal for the best journal kept by the Miracles, recorded in Scripture, as the surgeons of his Majesty's Navy. Effects produced in the ordinary Course The new edition of the Waverley of Nature.” The subject of the Seatonian Novels states, that the model of the CoPrize Poem is, “ The Ascent of Elijah.” Ionel in Waverley's regiment was Colonel
Eight neatly exeented Maps, illustrative Gardiner. We wish that novelists and of the Bible, have been published under play-wrights would keep to their own the title of the Pocket Bible Atlas, of a fictions. size to be bound up with Pocket Bibles, • Twenty Arab boys are in the central to which they will form an appropriate school of the British and Foreign School and interesting appendage. The subjects Society. They were sent over by the
Pasha of Egypt, and are to be trained necessary in the case of occasional seras schoolmasters for opening schools in mons. Suppose that the Bishop of Lon. Egypt.
dun copied Bishop Elrington's precedent; A prosecution is in progress before the and forbad any charity sermon being Associate Presbytery of Perth, against the preached at St. Paul's, or elsewhere, by Rev. Mr. Pringle of Auchterarder, for any bishop or other clergymen not of having said, in administering the Lord's his lordship's diocese ; would this be toleSupper, that Christ died for all men, and rated ? and if not in one diocese, why in not only for the elect. We do not presume another? The bishop's real object being to interfere in the affairs of our neigh- quite unequivocal, the remainder of his bours ; but we learn, increasingly, to circular, grounding his conduct on his value the moderation and scriptural sound- solicitude that ministers should not for. ness of doctrine, for so, without offence get their awful obligation to look to the to others, we esteem it, of our own souls of their own people, becomes, we church, both in the language of “ the had almost said, mere cant or hypocrisy, prayer of consecration," used at the very We never knew a clergyman less anxious sacrament at which Mr. Pringle gave the for his own parish, for preaching an ocoffence; and in the Catechism, where it casional sermon for a hospital or mission is said, “ God the Son redeemed all the ary society in the church of a friend. world ;” and “God the Holy Ghost sanc
FRANCE. tifieth all the elect people of God."
M. St. Hilaire has been employed in Baptism by immersion, though the en- investigating the litigated fact whether joined practice of our church in the case the mole sees. It has been ascertained of infants, except where the child is cer- in modern times, contrary to the opinion tified to be weak in the case of adults the of the ancients, that it has eyes, though minister may use immersion or affusion at very small; but the alleged defect of an his discretion), has become so rare that optic nerve was still urged, to prove that the newspapers mention as a very re- it could not see. M. St. Hilaire bas, markable occurrence, a recent instance however, shewn that no such anomaly of it in the case of a young lady at St. exists as an eye not formed for seeing, by Martin's church, Westminster. It is demonstrating that the mole has an optic stated that the rector obtained from the nerve, but that, owing to the great extenBishop of London, “a dispensation" on sion of the olfactory apparatus, it does not the occasion; which is mere newspaper follow the usual course, but deviates and report, for no dispensation was necessary, anastomoses with the nerve of the seventh nor had the bishop power to grant one if pair. it was. The rubric is the law of the
UNITED STATES. church, and admits of no dispensation. An American journalist states, that
The leading publishers of London have apples may be preserved fresh and plump adopted resolutions to prevent the sale of till the next summer, by placing them in works to which copyright is attached, layers in dry sand as soon as gathered. below the publishing price. All book- An expedition has sailed from New sellers are required to sign these resolu. York, to explore the high latitudes at the tions, otherwise they will not be consi, Southern pole. dered by the publishers as entitled to the The temperance societies have prosprivileges extended to the trade.
pered beyond the most sanguine hopes The Bishop of Ferns has issued, or re- of their promoters. The sale and use of issued, an “ injunction," that no person, ardent spirits are stated to have already unless specially licensed by his lordship, diminished one half. In many large me, sball preach in any church in his diocese. chanical establishments, the workmen have The object of the injunction is to prevent entirely banished spirits, and many vessels persons from other dioceses preaching an have put to sea without them. It is com. occasional sermon for the charitable so- puted that nearly two thousand distillers cieties; but it equally forbids a clergyman and venders of this liquid poison have on the outskirts of the diocese asking his abandoned the manufacture and sale of next neighbour out of the Ferns pale to it ; some from conscientious scruples, and assist him in the greatest extremity, others from the decline of the demand. Whatever may be modern law or practice, The North-American Medical Journal the canons of the church never meant says, that not only burns but blisters are to make as many religions as dioceses. best healed by the application of finely The curates of a diocese ought to be li- carded cotton; half an inch or more in censed; but some latitude is desirable and thickness. This dressing, it is added.
gives no pain, and will generally insure a a Coloured man, about twenty-six years new cuticle in two days.
of age, has resided as a servant in one of It has been often maintained that our large boarding-houses for the last six Christianity cannot be recognized by law years. By his industry and faithfulness as the religion of the United States he has obtained the confidence of his em" without infringing the rights of con- ployer, and the favour of the whole family. science ! ” On this subject, Judge About three years ago he married in PhiStory, a lawyer of eminence, and a Uni- ladelphia, and now resides with his wife tarian in his theological opinions, lately and two infant children, in Pell Street. remarked : “ One of the most beautiful All things went on well with David till boasts of our municipal jurisprudence is, yesterday morning, when a gentleman that Christianity is a part of the common from Virginia, an attorney of Philalaw, from which it seeks the sanction of delphia, and constable Hays, entered the its rights, and by which it endeavours to boarding house and seized him as a slave. regulate its doctrines. And notwithstand. They had found his track at Philadelphia, ing the specious objection of one of our and followed it to New York, when his distinguished statesmen, the boast is as wife, without suspicion, pointed out the true as it is beautiful. There never has place of her husband's daily labour. been a period in which the common law David was taken to the office of Judge did not recognize Christianity as lying at Thompson, where the mistress and se. its foundation. For many ages it was veral gentlemen of the family were soon almost exclusively administered by those assembled. When interrogated, the secret who held its ecclesiastical dignities. It which had always been confined to himnow repudiates every act done in viola- self, was honestly disclosed, that he was a tion of its duties of perfect obligation. It slave; and the tears fell freely as he pronounces illegal every contract offensive thought of his condition. Fortunately to its morals. It recognizes with profound there were those present who had hearts humility its holy days and festivals, and to feel, and some one inquired the value obeys them, as dies, non juridici. It still of such a slave. The owner considered attaches to persons believing in its divine it at least 600 dollars ; but, after some authority the highest degree of compe- conversation, remarked that in considertency as witnesses ; and until a compa- ation of the peculiar circumstances of the ratively recent period, infidels and pagans case, and the liberal manner in which he were banished from the halls of justice, as had himself been treated, that he would unworthy of credit.”
receive 550. The money was at once We frequently observe in American subscribed, David's deed of manumispublications, facts which tend to increase, sion was drawn and executed --and, with were it possible, our abhorrence of slavery. tears of gratitude and gladness, he returnThe following circumstance recently oc ed to his employment and family, free,-curred in New York, which is not a slave as he deserves to be, and as every man state. We may rail at the Americans, whom the Creator has formed, has a right but let us look at home; let us remember, to be. David has some money in the for example, the cruel legal decision in Savings Bank, which he cheerfully relinthe case of the poor slave Grace, which quished to his generous benefactors.' rules all similar cases. “ David Johnson,
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PROPHETICAL DISCUSSIONS. introductory lecture has just been pubAt the fourth annual meeting, recently lished; and we are must happy to state, held at Albury Park, for the discussion of that, both in respect to professional ability prophetical subjects, the following ques. and to orthodoxy of doctrine, and true tions were discussed.
piety of sentiment, it is not only unex. 1. What ground is there for applying ceptionable, but highly to be commended. the prophecies concerning the nations The Professor states his hopes that “theoenumerated Isaiah xiii.-xxiji. to events logy, as a science, will be studied in conyet unfulfilled ; and what are the charac. nection with religion as a principle." He teristic differences of their typical design ? traces much of the prevalent indifference
2. The Temple of Ezekiel, its builder, to religion among the higher classes of and its time.
society to its comparative exclusion from 3. What are the offices of Christ during the plan of a liberal education. One pro. the Millennium, and what is revealed con- minent topic of his lectures, he states, will cerning the nature of millennial blessed. be “ to establish that primary and perness? (See Deut. xviij. 15; Ps. cx. 4; vading doctrine of the Christian revelation, Luke i. 32; Eph. i. 10. 17-23, iji. 10.) that rock upon which our common Christi
4. What light do we obtain on the sub- anity is founded, the essential Divinity of ject of the kingdom of God, or of heaven, the Son of God.” The system of in. from the parables and instructious of the struction is to be popular" the divinity Lord ?
of common life ; " such as will, by the 5. What is revealed concerning the des- blessing of God, prepare the pupils for "a tination of the remnant of Edom, and of profitable attendance on the ministry of all the Gentiles upon whom the name of the Gospel,” assist them in after life to the Lord is called, and of the stranger that be the religious instructors of their own joins himself to the Lord; and how con- children, and prevent their going into the nected with the translation of the saints? world “ with all knowledge that can be (See Amos ix. 11, 12; Acts xv. 16, 17; valuable, except the knowledge of God Isa. lvi. 3–7; Dan. iii. 8; Zeph. i. 3.) and of themselves." The propriety of the
6. The interpretation of the Apocalypse, system of the London University has been in conformity with some stricture. variously viewed; but every good man,
7. The signs of the times, and the prac- and especially every member of our church, tical improvement of the foregoing sub. must rejoice that an institution has been jects.
appended to it, so far calculated to supply
its deficiences, and to remedy any evil LONDON UNIVERSITY THEO that may arise from the exclusion of theo
LOGICAL INSTITUTION, logical instruction within its walls. Our readers are already acquainted with the objects of this Institution, for the reli. MORALS AND RELIGION IN gious instruction of students of the uni.
FLORIDA. versity who are members of the Church A t a meeting of the clergy and memof England. In addition to the lectures bers of the Episcopal congregations in on the evidences of natural and revealed New York, to take into consideration the religion, there are lectures, critical and ex- subject of a mission to Florida, the Rev. planatory, on the Greek Testament; to R. A. Henderson, who has recently re. both of which all students of the University turned from a visit to that country, prewho are desirous of attending, whether sented the following picture of the morals members of the Church of England or vot, and religion of the inhabitants. are gratuitously admitted. Professor Dale's “ At the present time, gambling houses
• and billiard tables are licensed by law. Augustine, another at Tallahassee, and
The rising generation are for the most another at Pensacola. part without even the rudiments of common education. Although this territory AMERICAN EPISCOPAL MISSION has been in the possession of the United
TO GREECE. States eight years, yet nothing has been The American Episcopal Missionary carried into execution in the shape of Society have received communications public instruction; and the poverty of a from the Rev. Mr. Robertson, the mislarge portion of the inhabitants prevents sionary to Greece, dated at Corfu. He their receiving it in any other way. Very had been received with kindness and atmany of those who can read are yet with tention by the missionaries of various deout the Scriptures: not a great while nominations. He had had an interesting since, on an occasion of administering interview with the celebrated Bambas, a the oath of office to a magistrate recently Greek, in the Ionian university. Professor appointed, it was found necessary to send Bambas is in deacon's orders in the Greek twenty miles to procure a Bible. In this Church. He perused Bishop White's respect, however, it is hoped a very differ- letter to the Greek ecclesiastics, and exent state of things will soon be brought pressed himself much pleased with it. He about, as the American Bible Society promised to draw up an account of the hare, with praiseworthy promptitude and present state of the Greek Church for liberality, furnished me, as secretary of Mr. R.-Mr. Robertson had also an interthe East Florida Bible Society, with view with the Greek Archbishop at Corfu, Bibles to supply all the destitute families while holding a court there. He presented in East Florida; and I am also prepared, Bishop White's letter, which he had caused through the liberality of two of our own to be translated into the modern Greek, institutions, to furnish the same region to him also, and it was read aloud by his with that most desirable accompaniment chancellor. Both the archbishop and the to the Bible, the Book of Common chancellor spoke warmly of the Christian Prayer.
charity and interest exhibited in the letter. “The state of morals and religion is Mr. Robertson is not likely to be facertainly improving, and is much better voured at present with any opportunity of than previous to the change of flags in preaching openly to the natives of Greece. 1821. Then the Romish religion was The Greeks are suspicious of ecclesiastical alone tolerated, and superstition and con- aid. Time, however, has not yet been sequently vice, were not only suffered given them to enable them to discriminate, but cherished. Absolution and indul. but ultimately, without doubt, these susgencies were within the reach of all who picions will be removed. An abundant could purchase them, and the traffic was sphere for labour is opened, and encouconsiderable. Dancing, and other more raged by the natives, in the establishment vicious amusements, were common_on of schools,and the preparation, publication, Sundays, and are not yet suppressed. The and dissemination of literary, scientific, carnival was, and is still celebrated, and and, above all, religious works. The Bible, the first day of its celebration is Sunday." Prayer-books, and religious tracts are re
Mr. Henderson is soliciting funds for ceived and welcomed. Mr. Robertson the erection of three churches; one at St. was about to pass into the Morea.
THE REV. JOHN ROBERTS, A.M.
To the Editor of the Christian Observer. The Rev. John Roberts was born at Plas Harri, in the parish of Llan-nefydd, Den bighshire, in the year 1775. His early years. even from his childhood, were dedicated to God. When about eight years old, having read that Jesus Christ went on a mountain to pray, he sought every opportunity of going to a mountain above his father's house for the same devotional purpose; yet not ostentatiously, for he Dever mentioned where he had been, or what he had been doing. At a proper age be was sent to a school kept by a neighbouring clergyman; who, observing his
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great attention to his studies, and his deep religious impressions, persuaded his father, a man of strict probity, kindness of disposition, and superior natural abilities, possessing respectable freehold property in Denbighshire,--to send him to Oxford. He was accordingly entered at Jesus College, in 1792, he took his degrees of Bachelor and Master of Arts, and was ordained in 1798. During his college residence he preserved, amidst surrounding temptations, an unblemished character, and was deemed by all who knew him a studious, moral, and religious young man, Being thoroughly aware of the mischievous influence of irreligious society, he sought his companions and friends among those whose conduct yielded satisfactory proof