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assured-then is it not reasonable to suppose that now constitute the chief charm of life-they will be this association-this communion-will be first with purified, strengthened, and perpetuated. those whom we knew and loved on earth ; to whom our hearts were most closely linked ; who, with the

"All is not over with earth's broken tien

Where, where, should sisters love, if not on high ?" same opportunities and means of grace as ourselves, have been disciplined in the samo school, and -- if I It is unnecessary to pursue this subject further. may $o express it-had the spiritual affections and From the view we have taken of it, we think it virtues cast in the same mould ? This community abundantly evident that scripture allows us to hope of thought and feeling, caused by a community of that we shall know our friends in another life; that joys and sorrows in their previous state of probation, all those who shall be accounted worthy to obtain would naturally attract them together, as kindred that world and the resurrection from the dead,” will spirits. And we can easily conceive how much such be re-united to, and associate with, those whom they an union would tend to enhance their bliss.

knew and loved in this life, “ and contribute to each May we not suppose that Peter now holds sweet other's delight in that condition of perpetual blessed. couverse with his first Gentile convert Cornelius, ness." and his household, as well as with the angel who bore the message of mercy to this pious centurion ? That Paul and Silas are now associated with the jailor of Philippi and his family, whom they were the honour

Aliscellaneous. ed instruments of converting ? and “ that the martyr Stephen, and Saul, that barbarous persecutor (after directed our course, is situated near the east gate,

DAMASCUS.*-The first house towards which we wards his brother both in faith and martyrdom) are now joined in bonds of everlasting friendship, and

“ in the street which is called Straight.” According dwell together in the happy company of those who

to tradition, it is that mentioned in the ninth chapter washed their robes, and made them white in the of the Acts of the Apostles, which belonged to a jew, blood of the Lamb ?" Is there any thing fanciful in named Judas. St. Paul, struck with blindness, on the supposition that Philip the evangelist, and the his way to Damascus, was conducted thither by his treasurer of Candace again recognize each other?-- companions after his conversion. There he was at May we not believe, as the pious bishop Horne has prayer, when Ananias a disciple of Jesus Christ, disaid, that " in heaven the Ethiopian nobleman will rected by a divine inspiration, went to inquire for him again behold the face of his old pastor and father in and laid his hands upon him, and baptized him. In Christ? Numbered with the saints of the Most this house there is a kind of a cell, or very sınall High in glory everlasting, with what pleasure will closet, where, it is said, the apostle passed three days, they then look back upon the time which they spent without sight, and without food. Here, too, it was, together in the chariot, over the fifty-third chapter we are told, that he had the admirable vision in which of Isaiah; that small portion of time productive of he was rapt into the third heaven. The Straight so much never-ending joy and comfort to them street (via recta) as St. Luke calls it, on occasion of both."

the house of Judas, is still standing entire: it is the Why may not Moses and Elijah, and Peter and principal street of the city, running from one end James, and John-all of whom were witnesses of the of it to the other, from east to west. The buildings transfiguration-now, in social intercourse, speak of on either side are almost all shops or warehouses, the time when they met together on the mount, and stocked with the richest commodities, both of Europe were permitted to see their Redeemer's “excellent and of the different parts of Asia, which are brought glory," a faint shadow of the glory now revealed to thither, by the caravans of pilgrims. Dressed, almost them? As memory retraces that hcavenly scene, all of them, in white, and with studied elegance, the will not their hearts kindle with moro fervent love head wrapped in a voluminous turban, which the towards him who" hath made them kings and priests Damasquin arranges more tastefully than any other unto God.” Will they not sing a louder and sweeter Asiatic, the Turkish tradesmen, squatted on their strain unto him who has procured for them an open heels before their shops, calınly wait till a customer and an abundant entrance into the holy of bolies? - comes to rouse them from their indolence. Nothing And will not Peter now exclaim, with more ardent is more curious to the eye of the European, unused affection, and with more devout thankfulness to his to the sight, than the contrast of that long file of glorified Master, Lord it is good for us to be here !" black beards, with the white colour of the garments (Matt. xvii. 4). Can we conceive of any possible ob. over which they descend. From the house of Judas, stacle to such a union of pious hearts, and holy social we went to another in the same, treet, about forty intercourse ?-to such a renewal of early recollec- paces farther, where Ananias the disciple dwelt; and tions ? Is there any reason why Paul and Barnabas in which, if we may believe tradition, he was buried, and Luke and Timothy--fellow-Jabourers on earth, Close at hand is a fountain from which the water user and companions in glory-should not now review, for baptizing the apostle was brought. This house with gratitude and praise, their common dangers has been converted into a mosque: we could see only and trials, and sufferings, in their efforts for the con the outside of it. We went out through the east gate, version of the heathen world ? If not, and assuredly and when we were beyond the walls, M. Tustet showthere is not, then why may not all pious friends and ed me the window, or kind of loophole, from which relatives, who have journeyed together through life's the Christians, being apprized, that the Jews designed pilgrimage, be permitted to meet at its close, and to kill St. Paul, and were besetting the gates day review the dangers and count up the blessings of and night to prevent his escape, let him down the the way, and with united hearts and voices bless him side of the wall in a basket. who conducted them safely to the haven where they would be?

From a Pilgrimage to Palestine, Egypt, and Syria. By

Mariu-Joseph de Gerambe, Vonk of la Trappe. Why may not the parents and their children, brothers and sisters, unite once more in the social circle, and send up their anthems of praise, for being brought together to this state of glory? “ Love London : Published by JAMES BURNS, 17 Portman Street, never faileth ;' not even when faith is lost in sight, Portman Square: W. EDWARDS, 12 Ave Maria Lane, Sl. and hope in fruition. In heaven the love of God and Paul's; and to be procured, by order, of all Booksellers in Town love of our neighbour will be our highest duty, our

and Country. highest privilege, our highest joy. And so, we trust, it will be, in reference to those endearments which

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Ecclesiastical Intelligence.

JANUARY 1840.

ORDINATION APPOINTED.
Br. OF HEREFORD, at Hereford, Jan. 12.
ORDAINED BY Bp. or ROCHESTER,

at Bromley, Nov. 10.

PRIESTS.
Of Oxford.-T. P. Phelps, B.A. Worc.

Literate.- E. Collins, Lett. dim. Bp. of
Lundon.

DEACONS. of Cambridge.--C. Acland, M.A. Caius, Lett. din. Abp. Canterbury; G. D. Parnell, B.A. Down. By BP. or DURHAM, Dec. 1.

PRIESTS. of Cambridge.-J. Thurlow, St. John's.

Ordinations.
Of Durham.-G. Brown, J. Cundell, T. M.A. St. John's; T. W. Leventhorpe, M.A.
Garnett, J. W. Hick, W. Mackey, f. Thomp- Jesus; V. Raven, B. A. Magd.; J. Smith, M.A.
Bon.

Christ's ; H. R. Smythies, B.A. Emman.; W.
DEACOXS.

W. Willock, B.A. Magd.
of Oxford.-W. Darnell.

DE ACONS.
Of Durham.-W. Skene, F. B. Thompson. Of Oxford.-S. P. Roberson, B.A. Worc.,
St. Bees'.-C. Abbott.

Lell. dim. Br. Lichfield.
By Bp. or Ely, al Ely Cath., Dec. 1.

of Cambridge.-R. P. Baker, B.A. St.John's,

Lett. dim. Bp.Lichfield; W. H. Bateson, M. a., PRIESTS.

T. F. Cooke, M.A. St. John's ; R. Goodwin,
Of Oxford.-R. H. D. Barham, B.A., R. G. B.A. Clare; C. Grain, B.A. Pemb.; W. A.
Young, B.A. Oriel.

Smith, B.A. St. John's; J. Sparke, B.A., C.
of Cambridge.-H. R. Bramwell, B.A. Thornton, Clare.
Christ's; F. W. P. Collison, M.A. St. John's; Of Dublin.---J. S. Watson, B.A. Trin., Lell.
J. Horner, B.A. Clare H.; J. R. Hutchinson, dim. Bp. Bath and Wells.

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Wilberforce, S. archn. of Surrey. Pat., Bp. of Winchester.
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Pop.
Pat.
Value. Name.
Parish and County. Pop. .

Pat.

Value Abney, - Christ Church, t Derby Trustees.

Hoare, s St. Paul's, Stalybridge

W. W. Ackland, c. (V.),} 452 W. Blake

£85

(P.C.), Lanc. Leic.

Howe, E. . Bosham (V.), Suss. 1181 D. & C. Chichester 106 (Castlerising.c. Roy

Hon. F. G. and 348

.419

Hughes, J. Tregaron (V.), Suss.
Mrs. Howard

260

Lord Chanc,
Barham,

Clerkenwell; 'Mia.}
R. H. D.
Lolworth (R.), Camb. 125 Sir J. Hawley, Bart. 182
Hughes, R. R. Kemerton (V.), Glouc. 599

•503 Beauchamp, Monks Risborough

Hurst, w. Boylstone (R.), Derby 331 Own petition • 260 H. W. J. (R.), c. Owiswick 1018 Abp. Canterbury 353

Ingram, R.
{ Giggleswick, York,

3583 J. N. Colt hourst, Esq. 82 Ch., Bucks

W. R.
Bennett, E.
St. John, Chittle-

Irving, J.

.413 1848 Lord Rolle

Leigh (V.). hampton, Dev.

Jeffreys, A. · Hawkhurst (V.), Kent 2428 D. & C. of Ch. Ch. •127 Braham,

115 St. George and st.

Knott, R. R. ellidon(V.), Northam. 426 C. Holthouse, Esq. W. S. H. Mary Magd. (R,), 1617 D. &. C. Canterb.. •150 Lambert, Fivehead and Swell

300 D. & C. Bristol 234 Canterbury, Kent

R. W.

(V.), Somerset Broadley, A. Walditch (P.C.), Dors. 164 Lord Rolle and

Portskewit (R.),

54
J. Bragge, Esq.)

Lewis, E. F. {
and St. Pierre, Mon.

190 Charles Lewis, Esq. 402 Brown, J.M. Isham Inferior

172

Maine, J. T. Harrington (R.), Linc. 70 R. Cracroft, Esq. . •240 (R.), Northamp.

Vic. of Blackburn. Davies, J.t . Gateshead (R.), Dur. 11838 Bp. of Durham

.636

Blackburn, .
Davies, J.
Chelworth (P.C.),
150 J. Fleming, Esq.

Preb-Kingualor, and

53 Moore, T. D. {
Hants

Athnowen (R.), Ireland.
Davis, T.
Roundhay (P.C.),
314 S. Nicholson, Esq.

Ch. Ch., Skipton, York.
103

Parsons, D.
W. York

Rundle, $. St. Aubyn's Ch., Devonport.
Swalcliffe (R.), Kent 133 Earl Cowper

• 292 Shafto, J. Brancepath (R.), Dur. 1449 R. E. D. Shafto, Esq. *811

Sherwood, White Ladies As

.219 Ramsbury (V.), Wilts 2395 Lord Chanc. J. W. D.

R. Berkeley, Esq. H. M.

ton (V.)
East Chinnock

Penhow (R.), Mon.
Smith, R.

235 J. Cave, Esq.

•194 673 Ditto

•140 (R.), Somerset

Sneyd, E. {W (P.C.), Durham

417 D. & C. Durham •303 Garbett, J. Upton Bishop (V.),

626 D. & C. Hereford •708 Hereford

677 Mrs. E. Portescue 345

Twysden, T. {Fase Allington (R.),
Gibson, C.W.
St. Clement's (V.),
3885 Lord Chanc.

.243
Cornwall

Vincent, W. . Steventon (V.), Berks 691 D. & C. Westm. 192 Harding, (Child's Wickham

St. Andrew c. St. 312 P. Bedwell, Esq. 105

St.

s Abp. Canterbury •224 (V.), Glouc.

White. J. Mary Breadman 1044
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this turn
4991 Rev. T. Salmon
Suffolk

Whittaker,
Harris,

•137

3660 Abp. Canterbury.

R. N. (Shaftesbury, St. Non. C. A. 1 Trinity (R.), &c. 2298 Earl of Shaftesbury 168

} Hill, J.

40 Sir C. Morgan, Bart. 186

(R.),
W. York
Williams, L. Mounton (P.C.), Mon. 65 W. Hollis, Esq.

87 Ainger, Dr. rur. dean St. Bees', Cumb. Elder, E. head mast. Durham Sch.

Morgan, Canon — mast. St. Ethelhert's Hosr., Baker, W. chap. Lincoln Union.

Haughton, assist. min, Bedford Chapel, Hereford. Pat., D. & C. Hereford. Brewer, J. S. tut. and lib. King's Coll., Lond. Bloomsbury.

Page, J. R. chap. Coll. Civil Engineers. Butson, Archd, vic. gen. Clonfert Dioc. Hayes, C. lec. of Wath-upon-Dearn, Yorksh. Robinson, -, chap. Boston Union. Campbell, J. miss. chap. Bristol and Exeter Hobart, Canon - mast. St. Cath. Hosp., Led Rose, H. T. rur. dean Bedford.

bury. Pat., D. & C. Hereford.

Russell, I. L. F. chap. Wareham Union. Cockeroft, w. mast. Knutsford Gram. Sch. Joly, H. E. vic.-gen. and judge of the Consis. Sinclair, J. chap. Bp. of London. Eade, I. D. Bp. of Durham's official for arch torial Court, of Tuam. Pat., Bp. of Tuam. Thomas, R. mast. Monmouth Training Sch. deaconry.

Jones, I. T. prof. Welsh, St. David's Coll. Willis, W. A. subdn. vic. Choral, Limerick. + Erected in memory of Bishop Ryder. | Hon. F. Grey declined accepting the living—see last Register.

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Clergymen deceased.
At Eccleshall Castle, Staffordshire, the Right and D.D. 1811. He succeeded Dr. Ryder | Breay, J. G. preb. Lichfield, and minis. Christ

Rev. Samuel Butler, D.D., Lord Bishop of as Bishop of Lichtield in June 1836. Dr. Church, Birmingham.
Lichfield, formerly Fellow of St. John's, Butler was born in 1774, and was the first Cookesley, J. at North Cheam, Surrey, 69.
Cambridge, and Master of the Gram. School medallist at Cambridge in 1796.

Gilpin, M. p. c. St. Thomas, Stock port. at Shrewsbury. He took the degree of B.A. Boake, J. rec. Swalcliffe, Kent.

Greenwood, R. H. at Bracondale, 73. in 1796, proceeded M.A. in 1799, and B.D. Brunwin, M. J. rec. Bradwell, Essex. Harridge, D, F. cur. Lamarsh, Essex, 36.

Haslewood, G. H. p.c. Morton c. Aston Eyre, Kipling, J. vic. Oakley, Bucks (Pat. Sir T. D. | Sandes, F. cur. of Lisleton, at Sallowglen, c.

and inc. Quatford, Salop (Pat. C. H. Tracey, Aubrey, Bart.); p.c. Chearsley, Bucks (Pat. Kerry. Esq.)

C. C. Dormer. Esq.)

Sandford R. p.c. Crook, Westmoreland. Hele, R. H. S. rec. Brede, Sussex. Moflat, C. cur, St. Mary's, Newry, 37.

Taylor, J. p. c. Coppull. Lanc. (Pai. Rec. Hudson, J. J. fell. Magd., Oxon., at Hornsea, Noble, R. vic. Whalley, Lanc. (Pat. Abp. Can Standish); head mast. Heskin Sch. 55.

terbury); p. c. Church Kirk, Lanc. (Pat. Turper, G. rec. Kettleburgh, Suff. (Pat. Earl Hudson, J. vic. Stanwix, Cumb. (Pat. Bp, of Hulme's Trustees.)

of Gosford); rec. Monewdon, Suis. (Pat. A. Carlisle.)

Roberts, E. rec. Halkin, Flint (Pat. Bp. St. Arcedeckne, Esq.) King, J. chap. Kenninghall Union, 33.

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aniversity Intelligence.

OXFORD. Nov. 21.-W. Linwood, Ch. Ch., elected Boden scholar. E. D. B., Ball. ; Graham, W. B., Magd. H.; Marshall, G.,

Nov. 29.- Balliol. Rev. H. Wall, M.A., vice-princ., Ch. Ch. ; Price, T. C., Mert. ; Sheppard, J. G., Wad. ; St. Alban Hall, elected fell.

Swayne, G. C., C. C. C. Class III. Anstis, M., Exet.; Select preachers, enter on office Mich. Term, 1810: Beckett, W. T., Trin.; Bradley, E., Magd. H. ; Conway, Very Rev. G. Chandler, D.C.L., dean of Chichester, late J. J., Brasen.; Dawson, R., Wad.; Fox, H. W., Wad.; fell. of New; Rev. E. Hawkins, B.D., fell. of Exet.; Rev. Gray, R. H., Ch. Ch.; Lane, E., Magd. H.; Maule, T. C., G. Gleig, M.A., Ball.; Rev. J. R. Wood, M.A., Ch. Ch. ; St. John's ; Pearse, T., Magd.; Rawlinson, W. C., Magd. Rev. R. W. Browne, M.A., late fell. St. John's.

Hall; Sayres, J., Wad. : Smythies, W. Y., Trin. ; WeideCraven scholar, C. A. Johnson, Brasenose, elected, vice mann, C. F. S., Ch. Ch. Class IV. Bathurst, R. A., Ryle, Ch. Ch.

New; Burney, R. K., Magd.; Corbett, U., Ch. Ch.; Proctors. It has been agreed in convocation, that an Hathaway, E. P., Queen's; Hobhouse, R., Ball. ; Mapleannual stipend of 3501., to be paid by the vice chancellor, ton, R. J., St. John's; Preston, T., Exet. ; Somers-Cocks, be in future assigned to each successor of the present proc Hon. C., Ch. Ch. ; Tomlins, R., St. Mary Hall; Tuttiett, tors, in lieu of all fees and payments of every description E., Ch. Ch.; Wigan, W. L., Ch. Ch. at present appertaining to the office; the said fecs, &c., Examiners.--R. Greswell, R. Michell, R. Hussey, and to be paid into the university chest, and annually ac H. Wall. counted for by the vice-chancellor.

MATHEMATICAL EXAMINATION.

Class I.—Gordon, J., Brasen. Class II. Brancker, CLASSICAL EXAMINATIONS: MICHAELMAS.

H., Wad.; Hobhouse, R., Ball. ; Kay, W., Linc. ; White, CLASS 1.-Fraser, J., Linc.; Giraud, H. A., Worc. ; W., Ch. Ch. Class III. Cooke, S, H., Ch. Ch.; Dawson, Jones, E. R., Brasen. ; Jowett, B. P., Ball.; Kay, W., R., Wad.; Gray, R., Ch. Ch.; Marshall, G., Ch. Ch.; Linc.; Northcote, S. H., Ball. Class II. Anderdon, W. Northcote, S. H., Ball. Class IV. Lockett, H., Exet. ; H., Univ. ; Andrew, S., Linc. ; Clarke, T. G., Queen's; Somers Cocks, Hon. C., Ch. Ch. Cookė, S. H., Ch. Ch. ; Dalgairns, J. D., Exet.; Estcourt, Examiners.-T. Twiss, J. Walker, and N. Pococke.

CAMBRIDGE. Nov. 27. The following grace passed the senate: :-To the new library that a balance will be due to Messrs. purchase of Count Munster, from the Woodwardian fund, Rigby, on the completion of their contract, amounting to à collection of geological specimens, about 20,000 in num 37451. That, in addition to the above, there will be reber, at the price of 5001.

quired for paying the architect, the clerk of the works, Craven Scholarship.—The vice-chancellor has given no and for incidental expenses, a sum probably not less than tice, that there will be on Monday, the 27th of January 20001. That it further appears that the University pos1840, at nine o'clock, an examination of candidates for sesses no adequate funds applicable to the liquidation of the scholarship upon this foundation, lately holden by Mr. these demands. That the balance of the subscriptions to W. A. Osborne, of Trinity college.

the new library now in the hands of the bankers amounts The Norrisian professor of divinity has given notice that to no more than 7211., thus leaving a debt of somewhat his lectures in Lent term 1840, will commence on the 5th more than 50001., for the payment of which the University of February.

stands engaged, and no provision has been made. That, Dec. 9. The very Rev. Dr. Peacock, dean of Ely, was although it is expected that some portion of this sum of on Monday elected a sen. fell. Trin., in the room of the 50001. will be obtained from such subscribers to the new Rev. R. H. Greenwood, deceased.

library as have not yet paid their subscriptions, from Dec. 7. The Norrisian prize was adjudged to D. Moore, members of the University who may be disposed to add of Cath. Hall, for his essay on the following subject: to their former contributions, and from those who have “The divine origin of the holy Scriptures may be inferred not at present contributed towards that important object, from their perfect adaptation to the circumstances of the syndicate are of opinion that measures should immehuman nature."

diately be taken for enabling the vice-chancellor to meet King's.—R. Williams, A. B. Simonds, and E. Balston, the deficiency above stated. That the syndicate see no elected fellows.

better means of effecting this purpose than by approCath.-W. R. Sharpe, elected Skirne fellow.

priating thereto, for a limited period, a part of the * LiChrist's.-J. Clark, B.A.; H. B. Mason, B.A., elected

brary - fund.'

That they therefore recommend that the fellows.

• Library - fund' be charged with the annual payment of Clare.-C. Thornton, B.A., elected Bye fellow.

5001. for a term of years not exceeding twelve; upon which Dec. 1.-Crosse Scholarship. H. Baily, St. John's, elected. annuity they are of opinion that the requisite sum may be There will be congregations on the following days of

raised. In making this proposition, the syndicate deem the ensuing Lent term :

it right to observe, that the whole of the Library-fund

accruing to the present time has not been expended ; but Saturday

January 18 (B.A. commencement) at ten.
Wednesday
29, at eleven.

that they do not think it advisable that the accumulations Wednesday February 12, at eleven.

amounting to 3777-91., new 35 per cent stock, should be Wednesday 26, at eleven.

applied towards the payment of the existing debt. They Wednesday March 4, at eleven.

would further observe, that the principle of this proposiWednesday

18, at eleven.
Friday
April 3 (M.A. Inceptors), at ten.

tion is recognised in the report of a syndicate, which was
Friday:
10 (End of term), at ten.

printed and circulated throughout the University in the Dec. 5.—The syndicate appointed “ to consider the month of February 1831 ; and the syndicate now recombest means of raising the funds requisite for completing

mend this course with the greater confidence, inasmuch the building of that portion of the New Library which as the present annual amount of the Library-fund (1600%) was contracted for under the grace of July 6, 1837, and exceeds that contemplated by the framers of the original to report thereon," beg leave to report to the senate : grace of the 7th of Dec., 1825, by the sum of 4007."

That it appears from an inspection of the accounts of Confirmed by grace, Dec. 11.

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DURHAM, The warden has appointed Rev. T. W. Peile vice- | They have also established three fellowshipe, to be held mast. for current year. The dean and chapter have for six years, if not vacated by marriage or preferment, annexed two fellowships to the two chaplainships, held and to be filled up in 1839, 41, 43. by Rev. J. Cundill, B.A., and Rev. T. Garnett, B.A.

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Proceedings of Societies.
ADDITIONAL CURATES' SOCIETY.

steps taken to locate large bodies of settlers in New We have been requested to invite the attention of our

Zealand must likewise needs have an important bearing readers to an advertisement respecting the Additional

on the mission. Toward these parties it will be the duty Curates' Society, the object of which is to supply to

of the missionaries to conduct themselves in a kind and incumbents of poor and populous parishes the means

friendly manner, at the same time that they rigidly abstain of providing additional clergymen. A very general

from mixing themselves up with their plans and prowish has been expressed, during the last two years,

ceedings. The progressive enlargement of the mission that a district-society should be organised in this

to its present extent,-especially in the new circumstances university (as is the case at Oxford, Bristol, Man

in which it must hereafter be carried on, and the arrangechester, Bury St. Edmund's, and many other places

ments of an ecclesiastical nature, to which the committee throughout the country); and it is hoped that those who

look forward as the result of the bishop's visit,-call for approve of its object and management will signify their

modification in the administration of the mission, answerintentions, before the members of the university separate,

able to its advanced state and allered circumstances. The in sufficient numbers to ensure the formation of a district amount, too, to which the expenditure of the mission has committee against the beginning of the ensuing term.

of late risen, demands investigation, especially in the The following short statement will exhibit the present

actual state of the society's finances, without any impucondition and pressing demands of this most important tation on the missionaries by whom its affairs have been institution :

locally adminis!ered. The committee have, therefore, Grants made in the year ending at Easter 1839 £9,700

come to the determination to send a deputation to New Amount so appropriated

6,915 Zealand, composed of one clergyman and one layman, Amount of grants to which the Society is pledged for

in order to a thorough investigation of its whole state the year ending at Easter 1810

6,600

and circumstances, and with the view to such arrangePresent income

6,700 i. e. Balance remaining to meet new applications

ments, both secular and ecclesiastical, as its situation and Ncro applications, received up to July, 1839

that of the island may demand. The missionaries them

Cambridge Paper. selves feel the need of such a measure, and call for its INCORPORATED SOCIETY FOR BUILDING CHURCHES, &c.

adoption. In these circumstances, the committee are At the Nov. meeting, the Bishop of London chairman,

most solicitous to engage the services of two suitable after other business, the following grants were made :

persons for the objects above specified, with as little 1. A church at Ardsley, par. Darfield, York; at Marsh

delay as possible. The committee, in conclusion, earnestly wood, Dorset; Tipton, St. Mary's Ottery, Devon ; Puck

solicit the prayers of their friends, that the great Head of forton, Chester; Leekhampton, Gloucester.

the Church may be pleased so to provide for the wants of 2. Building a chapel at Porthleven, par. Lithnuy, Corn

the mission, in its present critical situation, as that its wall; Dolfer, Kerry, Montgomery; Holbeach Fen, Lin

future operations may prove eminently conducive to his coln, par. Trinity Coventry; Cornish Hall End, par. Fin

glory, in promoting both the temporal and eternal welfare chinfield, Essex; Camborne, Cornwall.

of this interesting people in the momentous change which 3. Rebuilding chapel, Wynford Eagle, Dorset; Yeaveley,

they are about to pass through. p. Shirley, Derby; Landysilio, Pembroke.

SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CIIRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE. 4. Increasing accommodation, at Cuthberts Barton, p. Stanwick, York; at Barton, Beds.; at Kimbolton, Hants; The report for 1839 lias just been published, appended Wem Salop; Messing, Essex; Bray, Berks.; Backford, to which is the sermon preached at St. Paul's, June 6, Chester.

1839, by the Bishop of Durham, from Eph. vi. 4. The 5. Purchasing a dissenting meeting- house for chapel, receipts for the year, including the money paid by mempar. Ravelstoke, Devon.— Applications since 31st March, bers on account of books delivered on the terms of the 1839, 118; grants made, 93; additional sittings, 29,964 ; society, 52,7651. 55. 7d., dividends on stock, &c., and sale free, 21,7 +1; money granted, 14,7301.

of exchequer bills, is 98,6851. 7s. 10d. The total number

of books supplied is as follows :— Bibles, 108,132; New CHURCII MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

Testaments, 102,121 ; Prayer-books, 227,362; Psalters, Various mis-statements having gone forth, relative to 14,198; bound books, 161,167; tracis, 2,276,166. There the society's mission at New Zealand, -such, for instance,

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much valuable information contained in the report, as that the mission was originally established, and for a especially in the correspondence; and it is most gratifying long time systematically conducted, on the principle of to find, that the report closes in the following tone of first civilising and then Christianising the natives ;” and thankfulness for the past, and hope for the future. “Thus others calculated to cause prejudice in the minds of many

has the society again rendered an annual account of its against its operations,-a circular, bearing date, Nov. 29, efforts in contributing to spread the knowledge of God, 18:39, has just been published by the committee, which

and of Jesus Christ, whom he hath sent. For the full must convince every candid reader, how utterly erroneous success of these proceedings, it can only look to the Most such staternents are. It concludes with the following Higli, and to the influence of the Holy Spirit, who has remarks:

otien vouchsafed to make human instruments effectual "The committee having long pressed on government

to the accomplishment of great designs. While, therethe obligation to take measures on behalf of the natives fore, with feelings of gratitude for the past, the society of New Zealand, feel strong satisfaction that this has at gives God the praise for what has been done in his name, length been done. While it will be the duty of the it will still, in the spirit of humble supplication, continue missionaries to limit themselves more cautiously than ever to rely on his help and blessing, in its future endeavours to their appropriate work, the committee will rejoice to to promote the present and eternal well-being of men. find their legitimate influence rendered subservient to the In conformity with the principles on which it was first social and religious welfare of the natives in the new

established, the institution has, during the past year, excircumstances in which they are about to be placed. The pressed its views and wishes on two important questions, In some of these cases new churches are actually built, and

namely, those of general education, and religious colonial only wait for want of funds to maintain a curate; in others tempo.

provision; on the issue of which, in this Christian nation, rary aid only is asked till local funds can be raised. Under these mighty interests undoubtedly depend. The reasons for circumstances the committee have promised assistance, in reliance these views appear to the society to be gaining additional upon increased public support, in default of which the grants so promised must be withdrawn.

strength every day; and it is hoped tliat they will have

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their weight in quarters in which their importance may be are increased. Your committee therefore most earnestly practically acknowledged. If, however, in the business solicit additional support, that the labours of the society of instruction, any other foundation than that which is

may be still much more extended. It is for the blind they laid be recognised and adopted by some; or the spiritual plead—that they may have the tidings of salvation prosustenance for the hungry souls of our brethren in the claimed to them, and may, by the preaching of the Gospel, Church in the colonies be dealt out with a sparing hand; be induced to accept the invitation to the marriage-supper still this society will not suffer itself to be deterred or of the Lamb." discouraged in the prosecution of the good work in which it has been so long engaged.

IRISH ISLANDS. It will persevere, with becoming zeal, in the use of such means as the good Last Yearly Statement. It is now nearly five years providence of God may see fit to place in its hands since the directors of the Achill Mission, contemplating towards attaining its great and glorious objects of bring the melancholy condition of the islands generally round ing up children in the nurture and admonition of the the coast of Ireland, were induced to adopt a plan sugLord; maintaining and promoting the knowledge of pure gested to them for the amelioration of this interesting and uncorrupted Christianity at home; and communi and isolated part of the country, by taking the direction cating the blessings of the Gospel to distant parts of the and management of an auxiliary association, the funds world; that the way of God may be known upon earth, and various resources of which were to be devoted entirely his saving health among all nations."

to the benefit of these hitherto neglected places. They

were neither ignorant of the evil, nor indifferent to the INDIGENT BLIND VISITING SOCIETY.

objection, which, even at that period, naturally suggested The fifth report has just been forwarded to the editors, itself in the formation of new plans, having the public from which the following interesting statements are se bounty for their sole support: they believe that the unlected. The society, the house of which is at 20 Red necessary multiplication of societies is a great evil; but, Lion Square, is deserving of cordial patronage.

on the other hand, they discovered, after close investiga“The committee of the Indigent Blind Visiting Society, tion, that none of the existing societies, however excellent in presenting to the subscribers and friends of the institu their object, had fully reached the forgotten and distant tion an account of their proceedings during the past year, habitations of the thousands who people the isles around desire to express their unfeigned thankfulness to almighty the coast, and that the existence of these institutions was God, for the support he has afforded them, and for the consequently of little or no avail as regarded them. The blessings which through their instrumentality he has been directors also found that, from the remoteness of these pleased to pour upon many of the blind persons, who, localities, and the difficulty attending all communications during the five years of their existence as a society, have with them, both by sea and land, years were likely to been under their care. It has been found advisable to elapse before the most distant hope could be entertained discontinue the plan of employing children as readers to of their receiving a full share of the benefit to be derived the blind, and to appoint adult-persons of piety and ex from existing societies; and that to meet the pressing perience, who are members of the Church of England, claim of a people so situated, a society should be formed, and who are not only capable of reading the Scriptures, that might unite in itself all the benevolent objects of the but also of conversing with the blind, and impressing various institutions now in operation. The directors have upon them the importance and necessity of attending the consequently left theniselves the liberty of employing every public worship of almighty God. Thus, in many instances, means and instrument which the exigencies of the islands those objections have been over-ruled, that are advanced may require, for the temporal and eternal advantage of for their neglect of frequenting God's house, where prayer their inhabitants; and satisfied that the best interests of and supplications are wont to be made. This brings the people will be best attained by extending among them before the public a most interesting feature of this society, the principles and doctrines of the Established Church, and displays its character and usefulness, not only as a to which they are themselves devoted, they have held visiting society of the blind, but also as a friend to aged that object steadily in view in all their plans and operaChristians, whose temporal circumstances it is enabled to tions. The preaching of the everlasting Gospel by duly improve by employing them at a small weekly salary as ordained ministers, they doubtless esteem as the highest readers; thus endeavouring to carry out the apostolic of these means; nevertheless, the experience of many cenprecept, to do good unto all men, and especially unto them turies having convinced them of the inefficiency of preachwho are of the household of faith. It will be seen, from a ing to any people in a tongue which they consider foreign, few extracts from the visitors' and readers' reports, that if not unknown; they have been delayed in the use of this God has been graciously pleased to continue his blessing means by the impossibility of obtaining clergymen who on the labours of your committee. Several of the blind can preach in Irish. In awaiting this desirable object, persons who, before they were visited by the society, were however, they have been engaged in a most important careless as to the salvation of their souls, are now regular preparatory work, sowing the seed of divine truth by wellattendants at the house of God, and are extremely desirous instructed and pious agents, and affording a sound relito hear his holy word read to them: thus, many have been gious education to the rising generation; thus preparing built up in their most holy faith ; others, who had strayed the way for proclaiming hereafter the glad tidings of eterinto the paths of error, have been brought back to the nal life. Nor have they contented themselves with an useGospel of Christ; and, during the last year, two have been less inoperative desire, that the Gospel should be proremoved from this world of sin and sorrow to that of claimed in the native tongue to this part of the population, purity and peace, who, by means of this society, had been but believing that in the fourth century of the Reformaled to walk in the way which leadeth to eternal life. In tion, the day is far, too far, spent already, they have done accordance with a resolution agreed upon at the last what in them lay to remedy this deficiency; and in Novemannual meeting, such blind persons as could not con ber of 1837, they connected with their society a promising veniently meet our readers daily, have been visited every young man who speaks the Irish fluently, and has now alternate day. By this arrangement your committee are entered college as a candidate for the ministry. In the happy to state, that they have been enabled to admit many intervals of college duties, his services have already been fresh cases, and thus to extend the usefulness of the found very useful; and the acceptance secured to him, by society, so that there are at the present time seventy bis knowledge of a language so entwined with the affecblind persons provided with Scripture-readers, twenty tions of the people, already proves the wisdom of this five with Bibles, and twenty regularly conducted to Church. effort. The directors, earnestly desiring to strengthen There is however still much to be done in this sphere of the hands of their dear fellow-labourers in the ministry, usefulness; and it is the painful task of the comınittee to have thankfully availed themselves of the gratuitous seradd, that a large proportion of their fellow-creatures who vices of clergymen residing in the neighbourhood of the are afflicted with the loss of sight, are not only in the most islands, enabling them, by the use of the society's boats, destitute circumstances, but are living in the total neglect to visit and instruct their own people, and supplying inof all the means of grace. At the present time there are struments through whom they may communicate with a several persons recommended to the committee, who cannot be provided with readers or conductors until the funds The office of the society is at 16 Upper Sackville Street, Dublin.

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