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sight. In seven years from the date of Kristno's hap- civilization to Asia.” He also speaks of Dr. Carey tism, one hundred and nine intelligent converts sub- Shanscrit Teacher" in that College, and calls him mitted to that ceremony:
"the venerable Mr. Carey; for many years past the In 1801, Marquis Wellesley, the Governor General of Protestant missionary in the North of India; following India, appointed Carey teacher of Bengalee and Shan- the steps of the late Mr. Swartz in the South; in orien. scrit, in his new college of Fort William, a station which tal and classical learning his superior, and not inferior he filled with ability,
in laborious study and Christian zeal. Mr. Carey is In 1806, there were ten English missionaries at author of a grammar of the Shanscrit language in Serampore, who issued proposals for printing the 900 pages 4to.; of a grammar of the Bengal language ; Scriptures in fourleen of the Oriental languages : but of a grammar in the Mahratta language; of a translato detail the labours of these devoted inen, and the tion of the Scriptures into the Bengal language; and successes with which God graciously favoured them, of various other useful publications in oriental litera. requires more space than our limits allow. They had ture." all things in common; and laboured for the common Dr. Buchanan inserts in his work the translation of cause of the mission. Dr. Carey, by his learned labours Carey's Shanscrit address to Marquis Wellesley, after at Calcutta, Dr. Marshman, by the school at Serampore, Clotworthy Gowan, Esq., the first student, had puh. and Mr. Ward in the printing office, have each contri- licly pronounced his oration in that language ; and buted more than one thousand pounds per annum to the which we here present to our readers, as worthy of inission object in the East.
their perusal, and admirably illustrative of the means The Baptists have many stations in different parts of by which Christianity has been introduced into that India, the West Indies, the Burman Empire, Ceylon, populous heathen portion of the earth. and some in Honduras, and in South Africa; in all which places their labours in the conversion of souls to “My Lord, Christ have been honoured of God, especially in Ja
“ It is just, that the language which maica and in the East Indies. But the inost astonish- has been first cultivated under your auspices, should ing work of any body of Christians, in any age, is that of primarily be employed in gratefully acknowledging the their translating the Holy Scriptures into the languages benefit, and in speaking your praise. of the East. În 1806, the Baptist missionaries were “ This ancient language, which refused to disclose printing the Scriptures at Serampore in sia languages, it elf to former governors of India, unlocks its trea. and translating them into six more. In 1819, they were sures at your command, and enriches the world with printing or translating the word of God into twenty- the history, learning, and science of a distant age. seven languages, at Serampore or Calcutta !!
" The rising inportance of our collegiate instituSlanders the most base, and attacks the most viru. tions has never been more clearly demonstrated than lent, were from time to time made, by party, prejudiced, on the present occasion ; and thousands of the learned or unprincipled writers, upon these noble benefactors in distant nations will exult in this triumph of literaof mankind. They were loaded with every vulgar or ture. senseless epithet, even by educated Englishınen, who “What a singular exhibition has this day been precalled them dissenters, schismatics, Calvinists, fools, sented to us! In presence of the supremne governor of madmen, tinkers, low-boru and low-bred mechanics: but India, and of its inost learned and illustrious charac, their heaven-born benevolence is manifest in their works, ters, Asiatic and European, an assembly is convened, upon which the God of glory has placed the seal of his in which no word of our native tongue is spoken, but approving blessing; while their oriental learning has public discourse is maintained on interesting subjects, been proved to surpass that of any university in Europe. in the languages of Asia. The colloquial Hindoostanee, Dr. Carey, especially, is admitted to be the first orien- the classic Persian, the commercial Bengalee, the tal scholar of our age. The calumnies of their enemies learned Arabic, and the primeval Shanserit, are spoken have been deservedly exposed by Mr. Fuller, secretary fuently, after having been studied grammatically, by to the Baptist Missionary Society, by Dr. Buchanan, English youth. Did ever any university in Europe, or a zealous chaplain, Mr. Wilberforce, Lord Teignmouth, any literary institution in any other age or country, and the late learned Mr. Greenfield.
exhibit a scene so interesting as this ? And what are The Baptist with the Wesleyan and Church missiona- the circumstances of these youth? They are not sturies, have recently endured persecutions in Jamaica dents who prosecute a dead language with uncertain of a most shameful character; and enmity to the Gospel purpose, impelled only by natural genius or love of of Christ has been manifested by the demolition of ien fame. But having been appointed to the important of their chapels, and the serious dainage of others, by offices of adıninistering the government of the coun. the white inhabitants of that island. We forbear enter- try in which these languages are spoken, they apply ing upon this subject particularly; but refer to the their acquisitions immediately to useful purposes; in published accounts of these disgraceful transactions, distributing justice to the inhabitants, in transacting which are universally reprobated in England.
the business of the state, revenual and commercial; The expenditure of the Baptist Missionary So- and in maintaining official intercourse with the people ciety, for the past year, ending May 31, 1932, was in their own tongue, and not, as hitherto, by means of 15,7941. 198. 7d.
“The acquisitions of our students may be appreDR. CAREY'S ADDRESS
ciated by their affording to the suppliant native imme
diate access to his principal; and by their elucidating TO MARQUIS WELLESLEY, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF the spirit of the regulations of our government by oral
communication, and by written explanations, varied Delivered in Shunscrit.
according to the circumstances and capacities of the
people. DR. CLAUDIUS BUCHANAN, in his “Memoir of the "The acquisitions of our students are appreciated at Expediency of an Ecclesiastical Establishment for Bri. this momeut by those learned Asiatics, now present in tish India," published in 1805, mentions the founda- this assembly, some of them strangers froin distant pro. tion of the College of Fort William, by Marquis Wel- vinces; who wonder every man to hear in his own lesley, as an important institution, "ibe fountain of tongue important subjects discussed, and new and
noble principles asserted, by the youth of a foreign volution of opinion, or change of circumstances, can land.
rob you of the solid glory derived from the humane, “ The literary proceedings of this day amply repay just, liberal, and magnanimous principles, which have all the solicitude, labour, and expense that have been been embodied by your administration. bestowed on this institution. If the expense had been “ To whatever situation the course of future events a thousand times greater, it would not have equalled may call you, the youth of this service will ever remain the immensity of the advantage, moral and political, the pledges of the wisdom and purity of your govern. that will ensue.
ment. Your evening of life will be constantly cheered “I, now an old man, have lived for a long series of with new testimonies of their reverence and affection; years among the Hindoos; I have been in the habit of with new proofs of the advantages of the education you preaching to inultitudes daily, of discoursing with the have afforded them; and with a demonstration of the Brahmins on every subject, and of superintending numerous benefits, moral, religious, and political, reschools for the instruction of the Hindoo youth. Their sulting from this institution ; — benefits which will conlanguage is nearly as familiar to me as iny own. This solidate the happiness of millions in Asia, with the glory close intercourse with the natives for so long a period, and welfare of our country.” and in different parts of our empire, has afforded me opportunities of information not inferior to those which have hitherto been presented to any person. I may say indeed that their manners, customs, habits, THE REV. GEORGE WHITFIELD, M.A. and sentiments, are as obvious to me as if I was myself a native. And knowing them as I do, and hearing as I THE REV. JOHN WESLEY'S CHARACTER OF WHITdo their daily observations on our goverment, character, and principles, I am warranted to say (and I deem it my duty to embrace the public opportunity now
Having quoted the high testimonies of the public afforded me of saying it), that the institution of this newspapers, he says of his departed friend and fellowcollege was wanting to complete the happiness of the labourer - These accounts are just and impartial : natives under our dominion; for this institution will but they go little farther than the outside of his chabreak down that barrier (our ignorance of their lan- racter: they show you the preacher, but not the man, guage) which has ever opposed the influence of our - the Christian, the saint of God. May I be perlaws and principles, and has despoiled our administra
mitted to add a little on this head, from a personal tion of its energy and effect.
koowledge of forty years? Mention has already been “ Were, however, the institution to cease from this made of his unparalleled zeal, his indefatigable activity, moment, its salutary effects would yet remain. Good his tender-heartedness towards the poor. But should has been done, which cannot be undone. Sources of we not likewise mention his deep gratitude to all whoin useful knowledge, moral instruction, and political uti- God had used as instruments of good by him, of whom lity, have been opened to the natives of India, which he did not cease to speak in the most respectful mancan never be closed ; and their civil improvement, like ner, even to his dying day? Should we not mention, the gradual civilization of our own country, will ad- that he had a heart susceptible of the most generous rance in progression for ages to come.
and the most tender friendship? I have frequently “One hundred original volumes in the oriental lan- thought that this, of all others, was the distinguishing guages and literature, will preserve for ever in Asia part of his character. How few have we known of so the name of the founder of this institution. Nor are kind a temper, of such Jarge and overflowing affecthe examples frequent of a renown, possessing such tions ! Was it not principally by this that the hearts utility for its basis, or pervading such a vast portion of of others were so strangely drawn and kvit to him? the habitable globe. My Lord, you have raised a mo- Can any thing but love beget love? This shone in his nument to fame, which no length of time or reverse very countenance, and continually breathed in all his of fortune is able to destroy; not chiefly because it is words, whether in public or private. Was it not this, inscribed with Mahratta and Mysore, with the trophies which, quick and penetrating as lightning, few from of war and the emblems of victory; but because there heart to heart-which gave life to his sermons, his conare inscribed on it the names of those learned youth, versation, his letters? Ye are witnesses. If it be inwho have obtained degrees of honour for high profi- quired, what was the foundation of his integrity, or of ciency in the oriental tongues.
his sincerity, courage, patience, and every other va“These youth will rise in regular succession to the luable and amiable quality, it is easy to give the answer. government of this country. They will extend the It was not the excellence of his natural temper, nor the domain of British civilization, security, and happiness, strength of his understanding; it was not the force of by enlarging the bounds of oriental literature, and education; no, nor the advice of his friends. It was thereby diffusing the spirit of Christian principles no other than faith in a bleeding Lord; faith of the throughout the nations of Asia. These youth, who operation of God. It was a lively hope of an inherithave lived so long amongst us, whose unwearied appli- ance incorruptible, undefiled, and that fadeth pot away. cation to their studies we have all witnessed, whose It was the love of God shed abroad in his heart by the moral and exemplary conduct has, in so solemn a Holy Ghost, which was given unto him, filling his soul manner, been publicly declared before this august as- with tender, disinterested love to every child of man. sembly on this day; and who, at the moment of en- From this source arose that torrent of eloquence which tering on the public service, enjoy the fame of possess- frequently bore down all before it; from this that as ing qualities (rarely combined) constituting a repu- tonishing force of persuasion, which the most ardent tation of threefold strength for public inen-genius, sinners could not resist. This it was which often made industry, and virtue ; these illustrious scholars, my his head as waters, and his eyes a fountain of tears. I Lord, the pride of their country, and the pillars of this may close this head with observing, what an honour it empire, will record your naine in many a language, pleased God to put upon his faithful servant, by allowand secure your fame for ever. Your fame is already ing him to declare his everlasting Gospel in so many recorded in their hearts. The whole body of youth of various countries, to such numbers of people, and this service hail you as their father and their friend. with so great an effect on so many of their precious Your honour will ever be safe in their hands. No re. souls !”
its inhabitants absolved from their allegiance to the THE REV. MR. TOPLADY'S CHARACTER OF Whitfield.
Emperor of Rome. MR. TOPLADY, in his funeral serinon for Mr. Whitfield, says, “I deem myself happy in having an op- III. The Saxon HeptARCHY, A. D. 585. The Bri. portunity of thus publicly avowing the inexpressible tons having invited the Saxons Hengist and Horsa esteen in which I held this wonderful man; and the in 449, to aid them against the Scots, successive bodies affectionate veneration which I must ever retain for the of Germans came over and settled in Britain, until memory of one, whose acquaintance and ministry were they conquered the country, which seven chiefs diviled attended with the most important spiritual benefit to among themselves, forming what is called by historians me, and to tens of thousands beside.
the Heptarchy, or sevenfold government. “ It will not be saying too much, if I term him the Apostle of the English enipire; in point of zeal for IV. Austin's Mission, A. D. 596. Pope Gregory God, a long course of indefatigable and incessant la- the Great, sent Austin, and forty monks to assist him, bours, unparalleled disinterestedness, and astonishingly into Britain, to convert the Saxons to Popish Christiextensive usefulness. England has had the honour of anity. They were received by Ethelbert, the king of producing the greatest men in almost every walk of Kent, whose wife was a French princess, who had em. useful knowledge. At the head of these are, first, braced Christianity. Austin was the first Archbishop Archbishop Bradwardine, the prince of divines; second, of Canterbury. Milton, the prince of poets; third, Sir Isaac Newton, the prince of philosophers ; fourth, Whitfeld, the V. The Danish CONQUEST, A. D. 1017. This was prince of preachers."
completed by Canute, after the Danes had struggled
in their attempts during 200 years, in fifty-four battles THE INFIDEL nume's CHARACTER OF WHITFIELD AS by land, and thirty-eight by sea, with grievous sacri
fices of human life. Hume the historian, having heard Mr. Whitfield preach
VI. THE NORMAN CONQUEST, A.D. 1066. Edward at Edinburgh, was asked by an intimate friend, what he thought of his preaching. Hume replied, "He is,
III, had inade William Duke of Normandy his heir : Sir, the most ingenious preacher I ever heard. It is
but Harold II was chosen by the people. William
overcame his rival, who fell on the field of battle near worth while to go twenty miles to hear him.” He then repeated the following passage which he heard,
Hastings, with about 60,000 of his soldiers. towards the close of the discourse. “ After a solemn
VII. THE REFORMATION, A. D. 1545. Luther had pause, Mr. Whitfield thus addressed his numerous au
begun the Protestant Reformation in Germany, A.D. dience: “The attendant angel is just about to leave the
1517; and his example, in making the sole appeal in threshold, and ascend to heaven. And shall he ascend, and not bear with him the news of one sinner, among
religion to the Holy Scriptures, was beginning to be
followed in many nations. William Tindal retired to all this multitude, reclaimed from the error of his
the continent to translate the scriptures into English, ways ?' To give the greater effect to this exclamation,
and the Bible was ordered by Henry VIII to be set he stamped with his foot, lifted up his hands and eyes
up in Churches for the people to read in 1539: but to heaven, and with gushing tears cried aloud — Stop, Gabriel ! Stop, Gabriel ! Stop, ere you enter the sacred
the pope's supremacy was not abolished in England
till 1545, and the Reformation was not completed till portals, and yet carry with you the news of one converted sinner to God!' He then, in the most simple,
the reign of Edward VI. but energetic language, described what he called a VIII. THE COMMONWEALTH, A. D. 1649. Charles I Saviour's dying love to sinful man; so that almost the and his parliament had been contending about eight whole assembly melted into tears. This address was years, when he was condemned, and afterwards be. accompanied with such animated, yet natural action, headed, January 30, 1649. Oliver Cromwell became that it surpassed any thing I ever saw or heard in any Lord Protector of England. other preacher.” Happy for that proud infidel philosopher, had he
IX. Tue RESTORATION, A. D. 1660. Charles II, son heen melted to penitential tears at the description and
of the late king, was an exile in Holland: but he was appeal of the apostolic preacher, so as to have been
invited back after the death of Oliver Cromwell, and led truly to believe what Whitfield correctly called “a the resignation of the Protectorship by his son Richard, Saviour's dying lwe to sinful mun!”
and was proclaimed, May 8, 1660, and entered London May 29.
X. THE GLORIOUS REVOLUTION, 1688. This event BRITISH CHRONOLOGY.
is deservedly called glorious ; as by it the constitutional British CHRONOLOGY embraces several remarkable liberties of the English were settled, and an end was epochs, a few of which require to be familiar to us, put to the long series of grievous persecutions which and therefore they deserve the special attention of our had been endured by the Dissenters froin the Church young readers.
of England. 1. The Roman CONQUEST CF Britain, A. D. 84.
EPITAPH ON ZANCHIUS, AN EMINENT CHAM. This was partially effected by Julius Cæsar, in the year before the Christian era 54, or, as some reckon it, 52;
PION FOR THE TRUTH. but the complete subjugation of the country was not Here Zanchius rests, whom love of truth constrain'd inade till after the defeat of the magnanimous queen To quit his own and seek a foreign land. Boadicea, in A. D. 80, with the destruction of 80,000 How good and great he was, how form’d to shine, of her soldiers.
How fraught with science human and divine,
Sufficient proof his numerous writings give, II. The Roman RelinQUISHMENT OF Britain, And those who heard him teach and
saw himn live. A. D. 446. The Roman frontier being invaded at every Earth still enjoys him, tho' his soul is filed : point, the troops were withdrawn from Britain, and His name is deathless, tho' his dust is dead.
HINDOO SUPERSTITIONS AND SELF-TORTURE. The cut which, in the first page of this number, we present to our readers, illustrative of Hindoo superstition, is from a collection of drawings taken by a native. It represents the self-tortures of the deluded devotees at a great religious festival, in honour of Shivu, one of the principal divinities worshipped in British India. The man to the left in the picture has a ramrod run through his tongue :—he in the centre is dancing with an enormous snake round his neck, but which has been deprived of its fangs :- the third is holding burning coals in a pan, the wire handles of which are stuck into his sides. It inakes us blush for human nature, to think that multitudes of our fellowsubjects in India should take such absurd methods to honour their imaginary gods, and which, with all their accompanying impurities, should be sanctioned by the Brahmins, their priests.
Mr. Ward, one of the Baptist missionaries, in his larger work on the Hindoo mythology, gives us much information concerning the debasing superstitions in India; many of which are still practised, and even in the city of Calcutta. At the “ abominable Cherook Poojah,” a religious festival, among other modes of self-torture, that is common which is represented in the cut on this page. Devotees, called sunyasses, or perfect ones, throw themselves from a considerable height upon iron spikes fixed in the ground beneath. They erect a stage of bamboos, having three resting places, the highest about twenty feet from the ground. From these heights, these people cast themselves on spikes stuck in bags of straw. As the spikes are laid nearly flat, the deluded wretches are seldom wounded mortally, but sometimes they are killed by the fall. In some villages, several of these stages are erected, and as many as two or three hundred persons cast themselves down on these spikes in one day, the
presence of great crowds assembled for the purpose of being spectators of this devotion.
In the cut we have given, a ladder is seen behind, by which the stage is ascended, and at the foot are the bags of straw planted with spikes. One person is seen just removed, in a wounded state, - another in the act of descending, -and a third, at the top of the stage, is preparing to follow! This is a part of the Hindoo religion ! " Alas !” says a friend to Christian missions, after witnessing the scenes we have described, and others of a similar character, “ what a week has this been for every abomination! The quantity of human blood shed in various ways in this country, from the earliest ages to the present period, has perhaps always been greater than in any nation upon the face of the earth, in ancient or modern times.)
Who, that enjoys the inestimable blessings of Christianity, does not pray, “ Have respect, O God! unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty," Psal. lxxiv, 20; remembering that his gracious promise assures us—“They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain : for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Isaiah xi, 9.
ON CONSCIENCE. There is a pang which vice can ne'er conceal, A pang which virtue never yet could feel ; Man, though no other monitor advise, Still in his secret moments this will rise To curb his darings - to infict despairAnd draw from human misery a tear; As keen remembrance of a misspent life, O’erwhelms the soul with agonizing strife. Know! when reflections in the bosom spring, Th’ accusing conscience never wants a sting:
W. W. C.
PERSEVERANCE IN DIFFICULTIES. severing man, sustained by the anticipation of the liteWe select the following from the delightful pages of
rary fame awaiting him, proceed until he had printed
off forty copies of the first three hundred pages, his “ the Pursuit of Knowledge under Dificulties," pul). lished by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Know
press only permitting him to do a single page at a time.
Confident that he had now produced so ample a speciledge, as a most extraordinary instance of literary
inen of the work as would be certain to secure for it industry and perseverance;” and to urge upou our
the general patronage of the learned, he here sus. young friends the importance of never giving way to trifles, either in their literary pursuits, or in the acqui.
pended his lahours for a while ; and having forwarded sition of any branch of science or art, to which their
copies to the Royal Society, the universities, certain of taste might lead them. They should take the line of
the bishops, and the editors of the principal reviews,
waited with eager expectation for the notice and assist. Terence as their motto
ance which he conceived himself sure of receiving “Nil tam difficile est, quin quærendo investigari possit.”
from some of these quarters. He waited, however, in
vain ; the looked-for encouragement came not. Still, “ There is nothing so difficult, but may be overcome although thus a second time disappointed, he was not by endeavouring."
to be driven from his purpose, but returned with unaThe Reverend William Davy, A. B. was born in 1743, bated courage to his neglected labours. He no doubt near Chudleigh in Devonshire, where his father resided thonght that posterity would repair the injustice of his on a small farm, his own freehold. From a very early contemporaries. In one respect, however, he deterage he gave proofs of a mechanical genius, and when mined to alter his plan. His presents to the bishops, only eight years old, he cut out with a knife and put critics, and learned bodies, had cost him twenty-six of together the parts of a small mill, after the model of his forty copies ; and for the completion of these, so one that was then building in the neighbourhood, the thanklessly received, he naturally enough resolved that progress made in constructing which he used to ob. he would give himself no farther trouble, but limit the serve narrowly every day, while he proceeded with impression of the remainder of the work, so as merely equal regularity in the completion of his own little to complete the fourteen copies which he had reserved, work. When the large mill was finished, it was found in this way saving both his labour and his paper. And not to work exactly as it ought to have done, and the he had at last, after thirteen years of unremitting toil
, defect at first eluded the detection even of the builder. the gratification of bringing his extraordinary underIt is said, that while they were endeavouring to ascer- taking to a conciusion. The book, when finished, the tain what was wrong, the young self-taught architect reader will be astonished to learn, extended to no made his appearance, and, observing that his mill went fewer than twenty-six volumes 8v of nearly fiveperfectly well, pointed out, after an examination of a hundred pages each! In a like spirit of independence few minutes, both the defect and the remedy.
he next bound all the fourteen copies with his own Being intended for the Church, he was placed at the hands; after which he proceeded in person to London, Exeter Grammar School; and here he distinguished and deposited one in each of the principal public librahimself by his proficiency in classical learning, while ries there. We may smile at so preposterous a dedica. he still retained his early attachment to mechanical tion of the labours of a life-time as this; but, at least, pursuits, and exercised his talents in the construction the power of extraordinary perseverance was not of several curious and ingenious articles. At the age wanting here, nor the capability of being excited to of eighteen he entered at Oxford, where he took the arduous exertion, and long sustained under it, by those degree of A. B. at the usual time. It was during his motives that act most strongly upon the noblest naresidence at the University that he conceived the idea tures — the consciousness of honourable pursuit, and a of compiling a systein of divinity, to consist of selec- trust in the verdict of posterity. It is true this temper tions from the best writers, and began to coilect, in a of mind might have been more wisely exercised; and common place book, such passages as he thought the patience, ingenuity, and toil, which were expended would suit his purpose. On leaving college, he was upon a performance of no great use in itself, bestowed ordained to the curacy of Moreton, in the diocese of upon something better fitted to benefit both the zeaExeter, and not long after he removed to the adjoin- lous labourer and his fellow-men. Yet this consideraing curacy of Lustleigh, with a salary of 401. a year. tion does not entitle us to refuse our admiration to so In the year 1786, be published, by subscription, six rare an example of the unwearied and inflexible provolumes of sermons by way of introduction to his in- secution of an object, in the absence of all those vultended work; but this proved an unfortunate specula- gar encouragements which are generally believed and tion, many of the subscribers forgetting to pay for felt to be so indispensable. their copies, and he remained in consequence indebted to his printer above a hundred pounds. This bad success, however, did not discourage him : he pursued his
THE SABBATH. literary researches and completed the work. But when his manuscript was finished, he found that from its ex- It is the day of rest! Let earth retire tent, it would cost two thousand pounds to get it And leave my thoughts, eternal God, to thee. printed. In these circumstances, he again contem- Let my dull heart, this sacred morning, be. plated publication by subscription, and issued his pro- Warm'd by thy grace and touch'd with heavenly fire. posals accordingly; but the names he collected were Softly the sabbath-vell is heard afar, too few to induce any bookseller to risk the expense Like mercy's summons to a feast of love ;of an impression of the work. Determined not to be On to the house of prayer the suppliants more defrauded of the honours of authorship, Mr. Davy To tell their wants to Him whose sons they are. now resolved to become a printer himself. So, having Vain is the sculptur'd roof- the long-drawn aisleconstructed his own press, and purchased from a Vain music's tone and vain the silkeu vest : printer, at Exeter, a quantity of worn and cast-off types, That worshipper, and he alone, is blest, he commenced operations, having no one to assist him On whose rapt soul the Spirit deigns to smile. except his female servant, and having of course to per- Yet do the sabbath's joys but dimly show form alternately the offices of compositor and press- The bliss of that bright world to which we hope to go. man. Yet in this manner did the ingenious and per