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forgiveness; if they knew something of the knowledge would cease to be availing, and length and breadth, the height and depth of perception would only be an aggravation of that love which passeth knowledge; if they “If thou hadst known in this thy day!" knew the boundless extent, the unfathom- Little dost thou think of the rapidity with able mystery of that grace which suggested, which thy season of probation is passing away. planned, and accomplished the glorious scheme But ere long it will have escaped thy grasp; of their redemption; if they knew the depth and thou wilt soon look back upon it with an of that humiliation which the eternal Son of eye of unutterable anguish and regret, as an God so cheerfully underwent in order that opportunity which can never more be recalled. they might be exalted unto glory; if they It is now the day of grace, the day of timely knew the value and the efficacy of that blood warning, the day of God's patience, forbearwhich he so freely shed, and the superlative ance, and long-suffering. But its hours will merit of that righteousness which he so gene- soon have been numbered, its sun will speedily rously wrought out for their benefit; if they have gone down; and a night of wrath, of terknew the bitterness of those



ror, of despair, and agony, will succeed, over poignancy of those sufferings, which weighed which the darkness of eternity will stretch its down his soul unto death, and drew forth, as deep and interminable shades. it were, tears of blood out of every pore; if May you, my beloved brethren, be engaged they knew the emotions of intense and tender by these alarming considerations to know the anxiety with which he still continues to watch

time of your visitation. May you be roused over their interests, and to hail the first

symp- out of the lethargy of carnal indifference, and tom of their repentance; if they knew the from the slumbers of your perilous repose. feelings of rapturous exultation with which the May you be brought, by the prevailing power angels of heaven are ready to chant the song of grace, in this your day, a day much to be of holy triumph upon their return to their remembered by you if it should prove the Father's house; and, finally, if they knew birth-day of your immortality, to know the the everlasting blessedness, the crowns of things which belong unto your peace. Thus righteousness, the palms of victory, the joys will you escape the unavailing regrets of for evermore, which are waiting on their ac- those whose doom it is to utter the doleful ceptance;-0, if they knew all this, and much

and melancholy cry,

“ The harvest is past, more than we can now conceive or express, the summer is ended, and we are not saved." would it be possible that they should still continue to close their eyes and to seal their

PERSIAN ENTERTAINMENTS.* hearts against the things which belong unto their peace ? would they not rather be urged, It was fixed that at the end of August the Amecn-adby a combined view of the guilt in which they Dowlah was to give an entertainment to the ambasare involved, of the danger to which they are

sador and suite ; and, on the day appointed, as is exposed, of the misery which threatens to

usual in Persia, a messenger came to us at about five be their doom, of the means provided for

o'clock in the evening to bid us to the feast. I might their deliverance, and of the transcendent

make use of scriptural language to commence my nar

ration:-“ A certain man made a great supper, and glory and felicity which are offered for their acceptance,--to flee for refuge to the hope bade many: and sent his servant at supper-time to which is set before them; to escape for their

say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are life from the city which is devoted to destruc- ready.” Luke, xiv. 16 and 17. The difficulty which

infidels have made to the passage of which this is the tion; and to grasp, with intense and trembling

commencement, arises from the apparent harshness of solicitude, the promised reward of glory, and

asking people to an entertainment, and giving them honour, and immortality ?

no option, by punishing them in fact for their reIn the appeal before us there is an empha

fusal. Whereas all the guests to whom, when the tic repetition of the term “thou,” which can

supper was ready, the servant was sent, had already not escape our notice. “If thou hadst known, accepted the invitation, and were therefore already even thou at least.” For the ignorance and pledged to appear at the feast, at the hour when blindness of others some excuse might be they might be summoned. They were not taken made, some extenuation might be offered, unprepared; and could not, in consistency or desome plea might be advanced in arrest or in

cency, plead any prior engagement. On alightalleviation of the penal judgment. But thou ing at the house, we were conducted through mean at least—thou, who wast exalted unto heaven and obscure passages to a small square court, surin thy means, and privileges, and opportunities rounded by apartments which were the habitations --thou mightest justly be expected to know of the women, who had been dislodged on the occabetter things. In thy case, therefore, igno- sion; and, as we entered into a low room, we there rance is criminal -- indifference and blindness found our host waiting for us, with about a dozen more is wilful guilt. There is also a specified, a of his friends. The ambassador was placed in the aited time here marked out, beyond which

* From Morier's Second Journey.


corner of honour, near the window, and the Ameen- shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that ad-Dowlah next to him, on his left hand. The other sit at meat with thee. For whosoever exalteth himguests were arranged around the room according to self shall be abased, and he that humbleth himself their respective ranks; amongst whom was an old shall be exalted." man, a lineal descendant of the Seffi family, whom they called Nawab, and who took his seat next to the

LITURGICAL HINTS.-No. XII. Ameen-ad-Dowlah. Although needy and without

“Understandest thou what thou readest ?"- Acts, viii. 30. power, he is always treated with the greatest respect. He receives a daily sursat, or allowance from the

First SUNDAY IN LENT. king; which makes his case resemble that of Jehoia

The Collect for this Sunday was composed in 1549.

It is one of that class which were composed anew, chin; for his allowance was a continual allowance

and substituted in the place of those which, containing given him of the king, a daily rate, all the days of liis

either false or superstitious doctrines, were, on this life.' 2 Kings, xxv. 30. This treatment is in the true account, rejected.” The original Latin collect stands spirit of Asiatic hospitality. Giving to the Nawab a thus : “ Grant us, we beseech thee, O Lord, by the high rank in society, is illustrative of the precedence renewed grace of thy Holy Spirit the Comforter, the given to Jehoiachin, by 'setting his throne above the

discipline of a spiritual keeping (of this fast], that our

minds, being purified by the holy fast, may be rendered throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon.'

more fit for all his duties.” It will be seen that this Idem, ver. 28.

prayer (so far as its obscure language will admit of When a Persian enters a mejlis, or assembly, being understood at all) contains mischievous doctrine. after having left his shoes without, he makes the usual It prays for grace of congruity; that is to say, grace salutation of selam aleikum (peace be unto you), which

which is to follow a previous preparation of heart, or

a training, by which ihe heart is to be made fit for the is addressed to the whole assembly, as it were saluting

entrance of grace. This sentiment, expressly held by the house (Matt. x. 12); and then measuring with his the Romish Church, destroys the scriptural doctrine of eye the degree of rank to which he holds himself en- preventing grace, or divine grace, which is to go before titled, he straightway wedges himself into the line of and open the heart for the reception of all other infu

Hence the rejection of the old collect by our guests, without offering any apology for the general

rcformers. disturbance which he produces. It may be conceived

We are met, in the outset of this collect, by the that, among a vain people, the disputes which arise

truth, that it was “for our sake" that Jesus fasted on matters of precedence are numerous; and it was forty days and forty nights. It was for our sake he did easy to observe, by the countenance of those present, this; since his fasting was the preliminary to that when any one had taken a higher seat than that to

temptation which he endured for our sake.

“We have which he was entitled. Mollahs, the Persian scribes, feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted

not an High-Priest that cannot be touched with the are remarkable for their arrogance in this respect; like as we are, yet without sin :" " for in that he himand they will bring to mind the caution that our self bath suffered, being tempted, he is able to succour Saviour gave to the Jews against their scribes, whom,

them that are tempted.” Understanding how hard among other things, he characterises as loving the

was the struggle maintained by the Son of God against uppermost places at feasts.' Mark, xi. 39. The master pared himself for a successful issue of it by long fast

our spiritual enemy, and bearing in mind that he preof the entertainment has, however, the privilege of ing, we shall, with the greater sincerity, offer up the placing any one as high in the ranks of the mejlis as prayer of this collect, that God would give us also he may choose, and we saw an instance of it on this grace to use such abstinence" as, by inducing unoccasion ; for when the assembly was nearly full, worldly thoughts, serious reflections, and holy resoluthe governor of Kashan, a man of humble mien, al

tions, may prepare and arm us for a successful issue in

our temptations, “ that our flesh being subdued to the though of considerable rank, came in, and had seated

Spirit," we may live in holy communion with our himself at the lowest place, when the Ameen-ad- heavenly Father, obeying always such godly motions Dowlah, after having testified his particular attentions

as the word and Spirit of Christ may suggest and imto him by numerous expressions of welcome, pointed

part to us, and “ daily proceeding in all virtue and with his hand to an upper scat in the assembly, to

godliness of living."

The EPISTLE consists of an earnest exhortation to which he desired him to move, and which he accord- sinners not to "receive the grace of God in vain.” ingly did.

St. Paul feared that this had been the case of some The strong analogy to be discovered here between who professed Christianity at Corinth, many of whom the manners of the Jews, as described by our Saviour

would, doubtless, read or hear his epistle. The prein the first of the parables contained in the fourteenth

sent season might be considered by the Corinthians

an accepted time, and a day of salvation," to all who chapter of St. Luke, and those of the Persians, must sought an interest in the blessings of redemption. be my best apology for quoting the whole passage at “Whilst the apostle and his fellow-labourers thus full length, particularly as it will more clearly point zealously fulfilled their embassy of peace, they behaved out the origin, and more strongly inculcate the moral

with the utmost circumspection, that they might give of that beautiful antithesis with which it closcs :

no offence or just cause of stumbling in any thing, lest " When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit ministry to be blamed, and thus render it ineffectual.

their imprudence or misconduct should cause their not down in the highest place, lest a more honourable Patience under afflictions, constancy in necessities and man than thou be bidden of him, and he that bade distresses, perseverance under persecutions ; assiduity thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man

in labours, watchings, and fastings; purity, knowledge, place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest

meekness, kindness, a spiritual mind, unfeigned love,

sound doctrine, producing an evident change, by the place : but when thou art bidden, go and sit down in

power of God, in men's characters; disinterested, the lowest place, that when he that bade thee cometh, steady integrity, as an armour of righteousness on the he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then I right hand and on the left,--are proper attestations


the ministers of God. Thus supported, they may pass
through honour and dishonour; they may go on un- CHARACTER OF A DEVOUT MAN..
moved amidst evil report and good report; conscious

A DEVOUT man is he that ever sees the Invisible, and of truth and sincerity, they may disregard the accusation of being deceivers; known and approved of God

ever trembleth before that God he sees; that walks and his people, they may be reconciled to obscurity ever, here on earth, with the God of heaven, and still and contempt in the world ; their dangers and deliver- adores that majesty with whom he converses ; that conances, their chastenings and consolations, their out

fers hourly with the God of spirits in his own language, ward sorrow and inward rejoicing, their poverty and

yet so as no familiarity can abate of his awe, nor usefulness in enriching many; their contentment with, yea, sometimes almost without, food and raiment; and

fear abate aught of his love. To whom the gates of their interest in the unsearchable riches of Christ, may heaven are ever open, that he may go in at pleasure to be contrasted with each other; and the whole of their the throne of grace, and none of the angelical spirits conduct, circumstances, and labours, will concur to

can offer to challenge bim of too much boldness. recommend their doctrine to mankind."*

Whose eyes are well acquainted with those heavenly The Gospel contains the account of the temptation of Christ. " It formed a part of that mysterious plan guardians, the presence of whom he doth as truly acof mercy now devised for the restoration of the world, knowledge as if they were his sensible companions. that the Redeemer should be tried by the enmity of He is well known of the King of glory for a daily that evil spirit whose works he came to destroy suitor in the court of heaven, and none so welcome Therefore he was led up of the spirit into the wilder

there as he. He accounts all his time lost that falls ness.' The mode of temptation

employed here is not

beside his God, and can be no more weary of good unlike that used towards Eve, Gen. ii. 1, · Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? | thoughts than of happiness. If thou be the Son of God, his beloved Son, let a proof His bosom is no harbour for any known evil; and be seen of his favour. To shake our faith in God is

it is a question whether he more abhors sin or hell. the first object of the spiritual enemy. How beautiful

His care is to entertain God in a clear and free heart, is the reply! Man shall not live by bread alone, but

and therefore he thrusts the world out of doors, and by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.' There is something more needful to man than humbly beseeches God to welcome himself to his own. the supply of his temporal wants. The worst famine He is truly dejected and vile in his own eyes. Nothing is not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of but hell is lower than he ; each of his slips is heinous, hearing the words of the Lord' (Amos, viii. 11). The

every trespass is aggravated to rebellion. The glory devil then proposed to our Lord to cast himself down from a pinnacle of the temple, urging the promise of

and favours of God heighten his humiliation. He hath God's protection against any harm that might ensue.

looked down to the bottomless deep, and seen with 'Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt horror what he deserved to feel everlastingly. His cries not tempt the Lord thy God.' It is true that this is have been as strong as his fears just; and he hath written concerning the Christ; and it is true that

found mercy more ready to rescue him than he could many similar promises are written for the comfort of God's people : but to presume on such protection, and

be importunate. His hand could not be so soon put

forth as his Saviour's for deliverance. The sense of expose ourselves to unnecessary dangers, either threatening the body or perilous to the soul, would be this mercy hath raised him to an unspeakable joy, to to sport with the Divine promises, to abuse mercy, to a most servent love of so dear a Redeemer; that love venture into sin, that grace might abound. We natu

hath knit his heart to so meritorious a deliverer, and rally ask, What made this trial necessary ? Our Lord

wrought a blessed union betwixt God and his soul. was now entering upon his ministry; that ministry which should fulfil the original prophecy, and bruise

That union can no more be severed from an infinite the serpent's head.' The dominion of Satan had too delight, than that delight can be severed from an long prevailed; he had earned the title of god of humble and cheerful acquiescence in his munificent this world,' prince of this world;' men were led cap- God. And now, as in a heavenly freedom, he pours tive by him at his will. The Son of God was manifested, that he might break this sway; might destroy

out his soul into the bosom of the Almighty, in all the works of the devil.' But Satan, we must believe,

faithful suits for himself and others: so he enjoys God was aware of this great purpose. Without doubt he in the blessings received, and returns all zealous praises would endeavour to counteract it. He knew that 'the to the Giver. Word was made flesh, and dwelt among'meni, 'in form

He comes reverently to the oracles of God, and and fashion as a man.' And as he had heretofore prevailed over flesh and blood, even though made in the

brings not his eye but his heart with him; not carelikeness of God, after his image,' so he might hope to

lessly negligent in seeking to know the revealed will prevail again, and retain the world in his own power. of his Maker, nor too busily inquisitive into his deep Blessed be God, greater is he that is in us, than he counsels; nor too remiss in the letter, nor too pethat is in the world! Jesus shewed himself incapable remptory in the sense; gladly comprehending what of sin, and invincible by Satan; and so began his ministry as the Saviour of mankind, by proving his

he may, and adıniring what he cannot comprehend, authority over the destroyer of mankind. Another

Doth God call for his ear, he goes awfully into the reason made this temptation necessary. Jesus had holy presence, and so hears as if he should now hear taken our nature upon him, not only that he might be his last; catching every word that drops from the able in that nature to offer a satisfaction for our sins, preacher's lips, ere it fall to the ground, and laying but that, having belonged to our nature, and been subject to our trials, he might become a fit and proper

it up carefully where he may be sure to fetch it. He example to his followers of complete and victorious

sits not to censure, but to learn ; yet speculation and virtue. Blessed Lord ! enable us to go forth against knowledge is the least drift of his labour; nothing is the enemy of our souls, encouraged by thy example, his own but what he practiseth. Is he invited to God's and strengthened by thy power.”+

feast? he hates to come in a foul and slovenly dress, • Rev. T. Scott's Commentary. + Bishop J. B. Sumner on St. Matthew.

* From Bishop Hall.

but trims up his soul, so as may be fit for a heavenly 1 my couch with tears ;" “ My tears have been my meat guest. Neither doth he leave his appetite at home, night and day!” “ I am ready to halt, and my sorrow Cloyed with the world, but brings a sharp appetite day." What language is this, my brethren! And when

is continually before me;" "I go mourning all the with him; and so feeds as if he meant to live for ever.


any other penitents approach the Lord with lanAll earthly delicacies are unsavoury to him in respect guage full of such pathos and meaning, with tears to that celestial manna. Shortly, he so eats and drinks drawn from a fountain of sorrow as deep and as bitter ? as one that sees himself set at table with God and his O the anguish of a soul thus rent by the arrow of conangels, and riscs and departs full of his Saviour; and

trition ! O the joy which the promises of God impart

to a heart thus troubled! How natural to the man in the strength of that meal walks vigorously and cheer

thus comforted is the language, “ I will be glad and fully on towards his glory. Finally, as he well knows

rejoice in thy mercy, for thou hast considered my that he lives, and moves, and hath his being in God, trouble :” “ The Lord is my strength and shield: my so he refers his life, motions, and being wholly to God; heart trusted in him, and I am helped; therefore my so acting all things as if God did them by him, so heart greatly rejoiceth :" “ I will go unto the altar using all things as one that enjoys God in them; and,

of God, to God my exceeding joy.”- Rev. J. W. Cun

ningham. in the meantime, so walking on earth, that he doth in

Trust in God.-None ever trusted in God without a sort carry his heaven with him.

increasing in spiritual strength. None ever trusted in him without discovering more and more of the plans

of his providence, and of the depth of his unsearchThe Cabinet.

able wisdom. None ever trusted in him without tasting

largely of his bounty.-Bowdler. PREPARING THE WAY of Christ.You say to us sometimes, “ Preach to us of the love of God, of the Saviour's grace, and heaven's blessedness ;” and o that we had nothing else to preach of! But some of

Poetry. you are guilty sinners, and do not know it; many of

THE JUDGMENT OF SOLOMON. you are perishing in your sins, and do not feel it. If we would deliver our own souls or save yours, we must

BY MRS. ABDY. often preach to you of a broken law, of coming wrath,

(For the Church of England Magazine.) a descending Judge, and an opening hell. There must be trembling sinners in this place and broken hearts; Mother, fond mother, hanging in affright then, and not till then, the way of Christ will be pre- O'er thy loved babe, look up, forget thy pain; pared here ; then his Gospel will be valued here, and

God hath endowed thy judge with holy lighthe himself welcomed and received.—Rev. C. Bradley.

See, the sweet child he gives to thee again. SLANDER.—This crime is a conjugation of evils, and is productive of intinite inischiefs : it undermines Not thy soft words of love, thy bended knee, peace, and saps the foundation of friendship; it des- Thy meek persuasions, proved thy rightful claim; troys families, and rends in pieces the very heart and No, 'twas thy fearful wail of agony, vitals of charity; it makes an evil man party, and wit

Lest ruthless hands the precious babe should maim; ness, and judge, and executioner of the innocent.—Bp. Taylor.

While she, thy envious rival, coldly smiled, Boasted FREEDOM.—If we attend to the writings

As to the scheme a willing ear she lent. of some, and the manners of more, in the present age, Oh! when did mother ever bear a child, we shall be led to think that we are not to serve either And on its peril gaze with calm content ? God or man; that we have nothing to do either with Church or State ; that the world is a forest, into which Often this sacred record I retrace, we are turned loose, like so many wild asses' colts, to When, trembling, I behold a reckless train snuff up the wind, and run till we drop; in a word,

Threaten our Church to alter and deface, that we are born free and independent. Alas,« poor creatures! Free and independent indeed! Why we

Her rites abolish, and her laws profane. should not live six hours to an end after our birth in

I hold that Church as pure and sanctifiedsuch a state. From the first moment in which we see

Her priests, her ritual, all are dear to me; the light, we depend for preservation and support on the good offices of those around us; they depend on

And if rude hands the branches should divide, others; and all on God.—Bp. Horne.

Much should I fear the safety of the tree. REAL Sorrow for Sin.-It is almost a folly to

But they who value not the Church, nor reck speak of the man of the world as mourning for sin at If she in ruin lie, deposed, opprest, all; but if he does grieve, it is rather for property con- Lift not a voice her lawless foes to check, sumed, for character forfeited, for health destroyed, than

But deem each daring outrage for the best. for his resistance to the will of God. He stands in the midst of this garden of the Lord, feeds on his hand, Our rulers, at this crisis, Lord, direct walks in his presence, rests under the wings of his

To judge 'twixt genuine zeal and false pretence ; tenderness; and yet sins against him without a single pang of heart. The real scrvant of God, on the con

Teach them in passive numbers to detect trary, when he offends, mourns, and mourns deeply;

The leaden torpor of indifference. and the chief cause of his grief is the sense of his ingratitude to the Lord who made him, and to the

But we who weep, who fearfully implore, Saviour who has redeemed him by his blood : “Against

Deeming our Church all earthly goods aboveThee, Thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Oh! bid them, like the eastern king, restore thy sight." The sense of his baseness to such a Bene- The prize, uninjured, to our pleading love. factor, the fear of separation from the Lord of light

Rectory, St. John's, Southwark. and love and glory, are to him intolerable burdens. " Mine eye poureth out tears unto God;" “ I water


poetry and music ; and was led to regret that the Irish For the Church of England Magazine.

had never as yet been favoured with a metrical ver

sion of the Psalms of David in their own language, BRIGHT city of the living God!

while the Scotch Gaelic have had a metrical version Our hearts ascend to thee :

in their dialect for the last 166 years. Knowing the By angels' steps thy streets are trod;

love which the Highlanders have for the metrical And there our own would be.

version of the Psalms, and the happy effects which Brilliant and fair thy social scene ;

resulted from the circulation of that portion of the

Scriptures in Gaelic poetry, Dr. M‘Leod resolved to But dreary all the space between.

do all that lay in his power to procure the same blessBursting from the eternal hills,

ing for the poor Irish. Having devoted a great part

of his life to the study of the Celtic language, and Thy living waters flow,

having studied the peculiar dialect spoken in Ireland, In thousand and ten thousand rills

he commenced the task of preparing a metrical verTo our lone world below,

sion of the Psalms in the Irish Gaelic; and with that To heal our eartli, and speed delight

intention he made several excursions to Ireland, pro

cured Irish books and manuscripts, and having sucFrom lowly vale to mountain-height.

ceeded in obtaining the assistance of a good Irish Mansions of light, not made with hands,

scholar, intimately acquainted with the idiomatic pe. In matchless grandeur rear

culiarities of that language, and who has resided with

him at his manse in Scotland for some months past, Their summits o'er the heavenly lands,

he has been enabled to bring his labours to a concluAnd cast their shadows here ;

sion. The specimens of the Irish Psalms circulated Telling vain man, those distant, dim

by Dr. M'Leod received the approbation of competent Abodes of bliss remain for him.

judges, and he has been enabled to complete the work.

USEFUL Hints.-Never enter a sick room in a And there are thrones of glory set,

state of perspiration, as the moment you become cool, And saints ascend thereon ;

your pores absorb. Do not approach contagious disThe pilgrim and the stranger yet,

eases with an empty stomach; nor sit between the sick And crowds in ages gone ;

and the fire, because the heat attracts the thin vapour. The poor, the slave, the outcasts, share

Joan Waste.-Among many who glorified God by The kingdom of the Father there.

suffering martyrdom in the reign of Queen Mary,

Joan Waste, a poor woman, deserves never to be forBright city of the blest and free!

gotten. Though blind from her birth, she learned, Angels and holy men !

at an early age, to knit stockings and sleeves, and to The lonely long to visit thee,

assist her father in the business of rope-making; and No: to return again,

always discovered the utmost aversion to idleness and

sloth. After the death of her parents, she lived with Till the new heavens and earth shall rise

her brother; and by daily attending the church, and All light, and love, and Paradise.

hearing divine service read in the vulgar tongue, H. L., Oct. 28, 1836.

G. B. during the reign of King Edward, became deeply im

pressed with religious principles. This rendered her

desirous of possessing the word of God; so that at Miscellaneous.

length having, by her labour, earned and saved as Bishop Hall's PRACTICE IN PREACHING.—“ When

much money as would purchase a New Testament,

she procured one ; and as she could not read it herI preached three times in a week," says he, “yet never durst I climb into the pulpit to preach any sermon,

self, got others to read it to her, especially an old whereof I had not before, in my poor and plain fashion,

man seventy years of age, the clerk of a parish in penned every word in the same order wherein I hoped Derby, who read a chapter to her almost every day.

She would also sometimes give a penny or two (as to deliver it; although in the expression I listed not to be a slave to syllables.”

she could spare) to those who would not read to her

without pay. By these means she became well acCharities or LONDON.-Within the London bills quainted with thc New Testament, and could repeat of mortality there are 502 places of public worship; many chapters without book, and, daily increasing in 4,050 seminaries of education, including 237 parish sacred knowledge, exhibited its influence in her life, charity schools; eight societies for the express purpose till, when she was about twenty-two years of age, she of promoting the learned, the useful, and polite arts; was condemned for not believing the Popisli doctrine 122 asylums and almshouses for the helpless and indi- of Christ's bodily presence in the sacrament, and gent, including the Philanthropic Society ; 30 hospitals burned at Derby, August 1, 1556.---- Townley's Biblical and dispensaries for sick and lame, and for delivering Records. poor pregnant women; 704 friendly or benefit societies, and institutions for charitable and humane purposes ; which several institutions are supported at the almost

NOTICE. incredible sum of 750,000l. per annum.

Vol. I. is now completed, and may be had, liandsomely bound

in ornamented cloth, price 58. 6d. Those Subscribers who wish Irish METRICAL VERSION OF THE PSALMS.-In to have their copies bound in the same manner may have them the year 1833 Dr. M'Leod, now minister of the parish

done up by the Publishers, price ls. 10d.; or the embossed covers

may be purchased separately, price 1s. 6d. of St. Columba in Glasgow, visited the west and north

Portfolios, of a neat construction, for preserving the separate of Ireland, to ascertain the precise character of the

Numbers until the Volumes are complete, may be had of the dialect of the ancient Celtic spoken by the Irish. He Publishers, price 28. 6d. found, as he anticipated, that the Irish Gaelic was fundamentally the same with that spoken by his own

LONDON :-Published by JAMES BURNS, 17 Portman Street, countrymen, and he was forcibly struck with the simi- Portman Square; W. EDWARDS, 12 Ave-Maria Lane, St. larity which existed between the Irish and High- Paul's; and to be procured, by order, of all Booksellers in landers in their manners, habits, and peculiarities of

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