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language of Europe, but of your own Asia.* It is full of those ornaments, which are the pride of your own writers, and some of the boldest figures, which are obscure to us, being diawn from objects natural and familiar to yourselves, must of necessity excite. an interest in your breasts, of which we are but faintly capable.
“ Read then, and judge between us. We cannot have been more earnest to enquire into your secrets, than we are now solicitolis to make you a full disclosure of our own. With pains, and labour, and expence, we have provided for you the means of instruction. We know and feel that our religion is derived from Heaven. It is to us the source of the most comfortable, the most exhilarating, and the most brilliant hopes; and what it is to us, we most devoutly wish it may become to you. It is the spirit of our religion not to withhold, but to communicate; not to repel, but to invitet; not to confound, but to enlighten ; not to divide, and set at variance, but to conciliate the whole human race as the children of one parent; to become one fold under one shepherd, Jesus Christ the Righteous! Jesus Christ the Deity Incarnate! in whom consists all our happiness, and all our virtue, our life and light, our hope and assurancet!” .
An appendix of very curious notes is fubjoined to this important and excellent Sermon, the perusal of which will highly gratify the reader.
* Of the Syriac language the learned Bishop Walton speaks in the following animated terms : “Imo lingua Syriaca ipsi Domino “ et Salvatori vernacula erat, quam una cum lacte materno suixits " in qua voluntatem Dei et expressa vitæ æternæ promissa uni“ genitus Dei filius orbi revelavit. Hanc sacre ore consecravit, « in hac doctrinam Evangelicam tradidit, in hac preces ad Patrem “ obtulit, mysteria mundo abscondita aperuit, Patris de Cælo “ vocem audivit. His accedit,” he adds 66 quod doctorum lingua " in Christianos per totum fere Orientem sit, ut ex liturgiis et " officiis divinis constat, quæ in hac lingu; ubique fere peragun“ tur.” He laments, indeed, in the conclusion, that it has, since the Mahomedan conquests, been supplanted by the Arabic. It is still however, certainly of much importance, considering the accounts recently received of the Malabar Christians.
† This character of our most holy religion must appear from many and frequent passages in the New Testament; and this must in itself have considerable effect in disposing the minds of the Hindoos to receive it : at the same time we must recollect, that in reading the Scriptures for themselves they cannot fail also to be struck with the warnings and expostulations against infidelity; against rejecting the offers of the Redeemer of the world, and turning a deaf ear to the gracious words of saivation, as Heb. ii. 3, 4. iii. 12. xi. 6. &c.
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1 M. A. is preparing for time it is a pleasing task to acpublication a Poem on the quaint the friends of the Insti66 Pastoral Care.".
.tution, that that part of it which A Life of Luther, which is relates to the education of girls, still a desideratum in British has been carried completely. Literature, is in great forward- into effect, and that both in the ness by Mr. Bower. In this day school and the servants' work it is proposed to exbibit school, the system of instruction a full and circumstantial account and discipline, pursued under of the great Reformer, and of the direction and superinten. the revolution which he ac- dence of the ladies' committees, complished. . . has been highly successful; and
Mr. Cox is employed in that there is every reason to preparing a new and improved hope, that in a very short time edition in octavo of the Life of the importance of these semiHoratio Lord Walpole. , naries to the town, will be fully , The third and fourth volumes and universally felt. There are of the Sermons of Mr. George upwards of 100 girls in the preWalker, of Manchester, will ap- paratory day school; and 26 in pear in the course of a month, the servants' school. As soon
A stratum of Sea-shells, a. as another suitable room can be mong which are many fish-bones procured, it is proposed accord. and unopened oysters, was ing to the original plan, to open found lately by the workmen an additional day school, for the employed in sinking a well in reception of an equal number Fisher Row, Reading. Besides of girls, with the present one. the well known strata found at the execution of that part of Katesgrove Brick-Kiln, these the plan, which resnects the antediluvian remains are fre education of boys, has been un. quently found under similar. fortunately and unavoidably de. circumstances.
layed by several unforeseen ob. At the late general meeting stacles; particularly by the inn. of the subscribers to the new possibility of finding a room Charity Schools, heid in the capabie of receiving the boys vestry of the Holy Trinity who wait for admission; and lo Church, in Hull, the accounts erect a temporary building for of the expences of the last year the purpose, would have incurwere examined, and the com- red a heavy and needless ex. mittee ordered to draw up a re- pence; as the committee was port, and state the particulars encouraged to expect that, as for the information of those sub- soon as some necessary arrangescribers who wcre not present, ments should be made, a piece and of the public. This report of ground every way convenient it is intended to prepare in full and suitable, would be granted and to publish, in the course of at a moderate demand, by a
friend of the Institution. These attend these institutions in their arrangements have at lengļhbeen outset, yet the same generous effected: and the building regard, which has hitherto been would ere this have been pro- shewn them by the public, will, ceeded on, had it not been for it is earnestly hoped, be con: the peculiar unfavourableness of tinued, till they arrive at mathe season. As early in the turity, and are in a state to represent year as the weather will pay their benevolent supporto permit, the general meeting has ers by an abundant harvest of resolved, that the work shall be blessings upon all classes of the begun. Although considerable community. expence must be expected to
OXFORD, Jan. 23. tor in Music; and My William THIS day in convocation Russell, Student in Music, of
1 Mr. Andrew Dickes was Magdalen Hall, Organist of St. elected Inferior Bedell in Divi- Ann's Limehouse, and the nity, in the room of Mr. Bliss, Foundling Hospital London, deceased."
was admitted Bachelor in Music. 27. The Rev. John Tench, 28. The Rev. Wm. Adams, M. A. of Brazenose College, was M. A. and Student in Divinity, admitted Bachelor in Divinity. of Pembroke College, and Vicar
Messrs. Chas. Milman Mount, of Halstead in Essex, was admit, and William Buckland, of Cor- ted Bachelor and, Doctor in Dipus Christi College; the Rev., vinity, Grand Compounder. Thomas Fawcell, of Christ The Rev. Hamlett Harrison, Church; the Rev. James Groo. M. A. and Student in Divinity, by and Thomas Chambers, of of Brasenose College, was ad. Worcester College; Rev. Wil mitted Bachelor in Divinity liam Dodson, of St. John's Col. Grand Compounder. leye; Rev, Daniel Wevland and Francis Skurray of Lincoln Mr. Robert Booth Rawes of St. College, and Josiah Pratt, of St. Edmund Hall, B. A. were ad Edmund Hall, M. A. were admitted Masters of Arts.
'miited Bachelors in Divinity. Messrs. Henry Dawson Roun: John Mitchell, Esq. B. A. of dell, of Brasenose College, and Christ Church, was admitted Liscombe Clarke, of New Col. Master of Arts, Grand Com. lege, were admitted Bachelors pounder. of Arts.
The Rev. George Arnold, and Mr. Josepha Pring, Siudent in John Round, Esq. B. A. of BaMusic, of Magdalen Hall, and liol College, were admitted MasOrganist of Bangor Cathedral, ters of Arts, Grand Compoundwas admitted Bachelor and Doc- ers.
29. The Rev. Edward Bat- mond, B. A. of Baliol College, her, B, A. of Oriel College, was was admitted Master of Arts, admitted Master of Arts, Grand Grand Compounder. Compounder,
A dispensation has passed the The same day in convocation, Great Seal, enabling the Rev. the Rev. Michael Marlow, D.D. Thomas Fawcett, of Christ PresidentofSt. John's College,and Church, A. M. Rector of Bradsenior Pro-Vice-Chancellor, was den, in the county of Northampunanimously elected one of the ton, and diocese of Peterbo. Curators of the Theatre, in the rough, and Chaplain to Lord room of the Rev. H. Richards, Southampton, to hold the living D. D. deceased. And also in of Aynho, in the same diocese convocation, Messrs. William and county, Rhodes, M. A. of Worcester The Rev. W. Shaw, D.D. College, and George Valeraine Rector of Chelvey, in SomersetCox, B. A. of New College, shire, and author of the Etymo. were unanimously elected Co- logicon Magnum, has been colroners, according to the terms of lated to the Rectory of Schole the Charter granted to the Uni- juxta Mare, in the same county, versity by King Charles I:
on the presentation of the Dean Feb. 3. The Rev. H. Barry, of Bristol. M. A. is elected Fellow of The Rev. Richard Venables, Queen's College, on the new B. D. Chaplain to Lord Visa Foundation.
count Hereford, has been pre1. The Rev. Samuel Locke, sented to the living of WarmM. A. of Wadham College, was field-cum-Heath, Yorkshire. admitted Bachelor and D. D. The Right Hon. Earl Grey
The Rev. Wm. Jenkins, of has appointed the Rev. W. BaOriel College ; the Hon. Wm. verstock, Minor Canon of Dur
Beauchamp Lygon, of Christ- ham, Vicar of Billingham in that · Church ; Rev. Richard Grif. county, and Chaplain to Colonel
fith, of Jesus College ; Rev. Ste- Mowbray's Volunteer Cavalry, phen Woodgate, and Rev. Jo. to be one of his Lordship’s Doseph Rawlins Henderson, of mestic Chaplains. Trinity College ; and Rev. G. CAMBRIDGE, Jun. 26. Watson Hutchinson of Lincoln Friday being Bachelors ComCollege, B. A. were admited mencement, the following Gen. Masters of Arts.
tlemen were admitted to the Messrs. Henry Woollcombe, degree of Bachelors of Arts : William Roles, and Thomas King's College.--Messrs. ByBaden Powell of Oriel College; am, Litchfield, and Richards. John Wynn Eyton, and Tho Trinity College.--Messrs. mas Owen, of Christ-Church; Bloomfield, Baker, Cazalet, Edmund Allen, and Charles Chambers, Clarke,' Gower, Henrick Prescot of Brasenose Green, Grylls, Hatchett, HudCollege, and Edwin Sandys of son, Knox, Mac Arthur, MacSt. John's College, were admit kenzie, Mercer, Myers, Ord, ted Bachelors of Arts.
Peacock, Pritchett, kemington, 12. The Rev. Gregory Ray- Sage, Scott, Sedgewick, Sutton,