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book. If pictures were always well selected, they might The composition of first books for children would be be useful r8 a mode of instruction, but they need to be a dignified undertaking for the most exalted intellect. chosen as studiously as a bock. Suppose, for instance, They alone are equal to the task, whose minds are free on one page is the picture of an elephant; on the next, from ill habits, cleansed from false perceptions, delior on one soon after, is one of a uren, of nearly the vered from the influence of custom, and who know the same size. Accordingly a false impression is commu- modes whereby the human mind understands and acts, nicated, that a wren and an elephant are of equal size. and who believe that pure truth, in every instance, is I think that the best sort of pictures for children are the only fit occupation of an immortal mind, from the those which represent things correctly, and are gene- dawn to the close of life. rally representations of things which they have already
I am, dear Madam, yours, &c. seen. Upon this systeni, a child ought not to see a
CLERICUS. picture of a tiger till he has seen the creature alive.
What can any child make of those pictures in spelling-books, in which there are twenty-six figures in
ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE SLAVE TRADE. different costuines, the initial letters of which corre. The Rev. Mr. Johnson, in a letter dated Sierra Leone, spond to the letters of the alphabet, as Arinenian, Bo- June 18, 1822, depicts the horrors of the trade in human hernian, &c.?
blood in the following terms. I equally object to all fables. It is in vain to say “The day before yesterday, a glave schooner, with that no child is deceived when he reads or hears of a four hundred unhappy fellow.creatures on board, was lion, or a mouse, or a cock, or a wolf and a lamb, taik- upset off Cape Sierra Leone. Only seven men were ing and moralizing. This is inore than can be proved. saved: they had got into a boat, and were picked up by The child may for months be under the impression, the Myrmidon. Nineteen sailors and two officers of that there may be animals so gifted in some of the this vessel were on board to bring her into Sierra Leone, forests and countries of the world. Besides, why teach who have all perished with the rest. A tornado came any thing which needs to be unlearned? Why só need. on suddenly, and turned the vessel over. lessly cominunicate impressions which you must re- “Oh! my dear brother, how many poor creatures move? How needless, when the universe is replenished fall a sacrifice to the inhuman traffic in human blood ! with so many interesting realities, in the contemplation I have been filled with horror ever since. Nupibers and description of which, ample employment and were landed from another vessel yesterday, in the most amusement may be derived. What ill taste, to prefer deplorable condition. the degrading task of teaching a fable, before the sub- “ The hospital at Leicester is overflowing. Some are Jime employment of the intellect upon pire truth, upon but just alive; and others are walking about with a the perception of the qualities of extern :) nature the deathlike look, and will to all appearance fall also a source of our perceptions, the works of God, the ma- sacrifice. One poor creature in the girls' school died nifestation of the Divine attributes ! Contrast yourself, just now, and five or six more will soon follow. My in the two situations,- of explaining to your child the heart is full ! web of the spider, so curiously reticulated, which he has “What do the good people of England know about aflixed between two shrubs in your garden, the spider the real state of Africa ? They can have no idea of its himself situate apparently in repose in the centre, the misery, unless they are eye-witnesses, as we are. Oh! quality of the web to entangle a ily, the specd with when shall an end be put to this trade? () Lord, have which he darts upon it, how he rolls a line of web inercy, have mercy upon afflicted Africa !” – Church around it to prevent its futterivg, the poisonous bite Missionary Report. by which it is instantly dispatched from suffering : objects so curious, so replete with demonstrations of the intelligence of the Creator ;- contrast with this, DELIGHTFUL PROSPECTS AT MADAGASCAR. being occupied in hearing or teaching the falle,
Thirteen thousand copies of different books, or parts, of " Come up into my chamber, said the spider to the fly; the Bible have been printed in the language of the
'Tis the prettiest little chamber that ever you did spy.' natives of Madagascar. "At present,” says Mr. Baker, In the foriner case, you are teaching your child a va- “all the scholars who have been in the schools previous riety of the external world, a phenomenon which the to August, 1832, have been dismissed, on proof being Creator has obtruded on vur view, and which is ever given of their knowledge of reading and writing : they, replete with a moral and a spiritual lesson; and in the
with others previously dismissed, amount to ten or fifother case you are teaching a falsity.
teen thousand, and were all anxious to possess themWhy ever let your child know the fatal secret, that
selves of any thing printed : as they are liable to be the qualities of external things can be misrepresented ? again taken into the schools, if they forget their learnWhy wilfully and needlessly administer to him the fruit
ing; and many of them are sincerely anxious to obtain of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil ?
a knowledge of divine truth. About 6000 new scholars When I look into books for children, and see the have been put into the school; and very many volunuseless difficulties so perversely adopted, the strange tary learners learn to read in their own houses, and at impediments thrown into the way of the infant mind,
the prayer-meetings of the native believers.” the lessons in lying with which they abound, the monstrous falsities and fictions more degrading than ever deluded the savages of New Holland, and think that
ON PRESENTING A SISTER WITH A BIBLE. these are put forth as the instruments of the intellectual culture of immortal beings, I have often surmised, Sister, accept this sacred pledge of love, that the futher of lies had exerted bis most cruel and And from it learn to raise your hopes above. allccessful artifices over the minds of the writers, in Seek its bright counsels as the heav'nly guide order to involve the minds of children in perversion and To Him, who bore our sins and for us died : obliquity, and to excite in the dawn of its existence To Him who rose, and sits in heav'n above, the distaste of intellectual pursuits, and to foment the To picad for us with condescending love. ill-temper and the indolence, and even the duplicity, Let its sweet pages show that day by day which often characterize the infant while learning to Its counsels you regard to guide your way, read by such means.
bustling about, went on; and which at last terminated
in the cardiuals all embracing and kissing each other, MARCH 31. This day is called in the Romish Missals, which is considered the kiss of peace.” or Prayer Books, Dominica in ramis Palmarum. The “The palms are artificial, plaited of straw, or the Lord's day with branches of Palms. It receives its de- leaves of dried reeds, so as to resemble the real nomination from the circumstance of Palm branches branches of the palm-tree, when their leaves are distributed in Popish times, in commemoration of our plaited, which are used in this manner for this ceremony, Lord riding into Jerusalem. Our readers will be in- in the Catholic colonies of tropical climates. These terested in reading the following account of the absur- artificial palins, however, are topped with some of the dities of Popery, with which the people at Rome are real leaves of the palm-tree, brought from the shores of deluded, instead of being instructed in the doctrines of the Gulf of Genoa."— Rome in the Nineteenth Century, salvation from the Scriptures: it is given by an intelli- vol. iii, pp. 130—132. gent traveller, who was present on the occasion in 1817. " About half-past nine in the morning, the pope en. tered the Sistine Chapel, attired in a robe of scarlet
MAUNDY THURSDAY, and gold, which he wore over his ordinary dress, and took his throne. The cardinals, who were at first
April 4, is called by the Catholics dies mandati, or dressed in under-robes of a violet-colour (the mourn
the day of the command, referring to our Saviour ing for cardinals), with their rich antique lace, scarlet
washing his disciples' feet. The ceremonies observed trains, and mantles of ermine, suddenly put off these
on this day at Rome, are described by the traveller
above referred to. accoutrements, and arrayed themselves in the most splendid vestments, which had the appearance of being
“ There are thirteen instead of twelve; thc one being made of carved gold. The tedious ceremony of each
the representative of the angel that once came to the separately kissing the pope's hand, and inaking their
table of twelve that St. Gregory was serving. The three little bows, being gone through, and some little
twelve were old priests, but the one who performed the chaunting and tidgetting about the altar being got over,
part of the angel was very young. They were all two palın branches, of seven or eight feet in length,
dressed in loose white gowns, and white caps on their were brought to the pope, who, after raising over them
heads, and clean woollen stockings, and were seated in a a cloud of incense, bestowed his benediction upon
row along the wall, under a canupy. When the pope them : then a great number of smaller palms were
entered and took his seat at the top of the room, the brought, and a cardinal, who acted as the pope's aid
whole company of them knelt in their places, turnde-camp on this occasion, preseuted one of these to
ing towards him; aud on his land being extended every cardinal as he ascended the steps of the throne,
in benediction, they all rose again and re-seated them
selves. who again kissed the pope's hard and the palın, and retired. Then came the archbishops, who kissed both
“The splendid garments of the pope were then the pope's hand and toe, followed by the inferior orders
taken off; and clad in a white linen robe which he of clergy, in regular gradations, who only kissed the
had on under the others, and wearing the bishop's
mitre instead of the tiara, he approached the pilgrims, toe, as they carried off their palms.
took from an attendant cardinal a silver bucket of “The higher dignitaries being at last provided with palms, the deacons, canons, choristers, cardinals,
water, knelt before the first of them, immersed one train-bearers, &c., had each to receive branches of
foot in the water, put water over it with his hand, and olive, to which, as well as to the palıns, a small cro:s
touched it with a square fringed cloth; kissed the leg, was suspended. At last, all were ready to act their
and gave the cloth, and a sort of white Aower, or parts, and the procession began to move: it began
feather, to the man; then went on to the next. The with the lowest in clerical rank, who moved off two
whole ceremony was over, I think, in less than two by two, rising gradually in dignity, till they came to
minutes, so rapidly was this act of humility gone prelates, bishops, archbishops, and cardinals, and
through. From thence the pope returned to his termiuated by the pope, borne in his chair of state
throne, put on his robes of white and silver again, (sedia gestatoriu) on nen's shoulders, with a crimson
and proceded to the Sala di Tavola : the thirteen canopy over his head. By far the most striking figures
priests were seated in a row at the table, which was
spread with a variety of dishes, and adorned with a in the procession were the bishops and patriarchs of the Arinenian church. One of them wore a white
profusion of flowers. The pope gave the blessing, crown, and another a crimson crown glittering with
and, walking along the side of the table opposite to
them, handed each of them bread, then plates, and, jewels. The mitres of the bishops were also set with precious stones ; and their splendid dresses, and long lastly, cups of wine. They regularly all rose up to
receive what he presented; and the pope having gone wavy beards of silver wbiteness, gave them a most venerable and imposing appearance.
through the forms of service, and given thein his "The procession issued forth into the Sala Borgia parting benediction, left them to finish their dinner (the hall behind the Sistine Chapel), and marched
in peace. They carry away what they cannot eat, and round it, forming nearly a circle ; for by the time
receive a small present in money besides.”— Rome in the the pope had gone out, the leaders of the procession
Nineteenth Century, vol. iii, p. 139. had nearly come back again ; but they found the gates of the chapel closed against them, and, on admittance being demanded, a voice was heard from within, in
GOOD FRIDAY. deep recitative, seemingly inquiring into their busi- APRIL 5. As this is regarded by the Romish church, ness, or claims for entrance there. This was answered and by the church of England, as the day on which our by the choristers from the procession in the hall; and blessed Saviour gave himself a propitiation for the sins after a chaunted parley of a few minutes, the gates were of the world, ceremonies are observed corresponding again opened, and the pope, cardinals, and priests, with the character of each communion. Our readers returned to their seats. Then the Passion was are all acquainted with the service of the Church of chaunted ; and then a most tiresome long service com- England. The Dissenters, as there is no precept or menced, in which the usual genuflections, and tinkling example in the Scriptures, relating to a religious obserof little bells, and dressings, and undressings, and vance of this day, do not all regard it with any partiwalking up and coming down the steps of the altar, and cular service. But, we believe, in most of their places of worship, sermons are delivered on the glorious atone- piety; and the vastness of the whole, contemplated ment of Christ.
through a well-managed obscurity, seems to extend We believe all our readers will be interested in the beyond its usual limits, and to be lost in immeasurable following account of the ceremonies of the Romish distance. The hundred lamps, which, in their bright church, as given by the traveller before referred to. brazen sockets, burn day and night round the sepul
“The upper part of the church is arranged like a chre of St. Peter, are this day extinguished. A cross theatre, with painted trees, and pasteboard rocks and of fame suspended from the cupula, before the baldathickets, representing Mount Calvary. A little way chin of the high altar, alone lights the immediate space down, two Roman centurious, large as life, dressed over which it hangs, and leaves all else in the majesty in military uniforms, and mounted on pasteboard of darkness, here and there faintly dispersed by a horses, flourish their pasteboard swords. Higher up twinkling lamp. That illuminated spot seemed like on the mount, on three crucifixes, are nailed the figures a magic circle. It is hermetically closed by three files of Christ and the two thieves; so correctly imitating of armed men, and the beains shed from the cross fall life, or rather death, as to be taken for wax.work. only on spears and bayonets. This place is kept clear Catholics say, Christ spoke seven times upon the cross, for the pontiffs, princes, and cardinals, who now and at every saying a dagger entered the heart of the appear, accompanied by a guard, to clear a passage Virgin, who is therefore painted with seven daggers through the gathering multitude. The troops that sticking in her breast, and adored as 'Nostra Signora await them open their files, and close agaiu upon their de' sette dolori'-Our Lady of the seven sorrows. The charge. The Pope falls prostrate before the Cross, on service of the Tre Ore is therefore divided into seven cushions of down and velvet. The princes and prinacts, between each of which there is a hymn. In every cesses, with their attendant courtiers, take their station act, one of the seven set dissertations, upon the sette on his right; on his left kneel the cardinals. parole' of Christ, is read-or begun to be read-by a “During this singular prostration the most profound priest, who goes on until his lecture is interrupted by silence reigned. The Pope seemed unfeignedly abthe preacher, who breaks in upon it at whatever part sorbed in holy abstraction, and as the light fell upon he pleases with a sermon (as they call it), or rather a his venerable head and faded face, and tinged his tirade, of his own, which seems to be extempore, but flowing robes, there was something mystic and ideal in which is previously learnt by role. These dissertations his appearance, and to a faith which fancy had drawing to a close, and the three hours having nearly warmed, or fanaticism deranged, his translation from expired, ' Ecro il momento' cried the priest, and every a mortal coil at that moment might have appeared body sank prostrate on the ground in tears; and possible. In the centre of the church crowded the sobs, and groans, and cries, and one loud burst of beau monde of London, Paris, Vienna, and St. Petersagony filled the church—' Ecco il momento ! Già spira burgh, laughing and chattering, through all the philoloGesú Christo! - Già muore il nostro Redentore! Già gical varieties which might be supposed to make a finisce di vivere il nostro Padre !'-(The moment is conversazione in the tower of Babel. There, too, come! Now Jesus Christ expires ! Now our Re. Roman beauties, who disdained the flaunting rites of deemer dies ! Now our Father ceases to live!)
noonday ceremonial, moved in their long black veils ; “At length the preacher cried, “Here they come- and there, in true sincerity of heart and faith, knelt
within view of that cross, to which alone her eyes are to the sepulchre ;' and from the side of the scene directed, one alike 'the world forgetting, by the world issued forth a band of friars, clad in black, with white forgot.' Whole families of the middle classes were scarves tied across them, and, gradually climbing Mount seated on the steps of altars, or at the feet of monuCalvary by a winding path among the rocks and ments, gazing on the varied spectacle ; and there bands bushes, reached the foot of the cross unmolested by the of peasantry, breathing aves, were seen walking about, paper centurions. But when they began to unnail the and added much to ihe effect of the scene, whose body, it is utterly impossible to describe the shrieks, grotesque groupings they aptly filled up. and cries, and clamours of grief, that burst from the As night thickens, and St. Peter's thins, the slow people. At the unloosening of every nail, they were return of the varied multitude, and above all of the renewed with fresh vehemence, and the sobs and tears pilgriin bands and confraternities, afford a picturesque of the men were alınost as copious as those of the and curious addition to the Good Friday sights. These women. Five prayers, separately addressed to the five pilgriins are wretched ragged creatures, led on by wounds of Christ-orst, ihe wound in the left foot, some Roman lady of condition, who gives out the then that of the right foot, and so of the two hands, penitential psalm as she moves along, and is answered and, lastly, of the side-were next repeated. They by her followers. As their dark bands sweep along were nearly the same, and all began, Vi adoro, the banks of the Tiber, and their red torches flash on piaga Santissima'-(I adore you, most holy wound.) the walls of the castle of St. Angelo, they raise the deepThe body of Christ being laid on a bier, decked with toned, and, when softened by distance, occasionally artificial flowers, and covered with a transparent veil, melodious psalmody, that with exquisite skill they suffer was brought down Mount Calvary by the holy men- to die away along those waters, over which Pagan priests as the preacher called them--whó deposited it on the have raised their lo Pæans, or chaunted the funeral ohfront of the stage, where all the people thronged to sequies for the death of Adonis.”—Italy, vol. ii, p. 300. kiss the toe through the veil, and weep over it. The congregation consisted of all ranks, from the prince to
DR. SPENCER'S DYING COMMANDS. the beggar, but there was a preponderance of the higher classes."
Some days before his death, he gave order that nothing Lady Morgan describes the Illuminated Cross of (not so much as a thread) of black should be in his St. Peter's, and the adoration of the pope and the coffin : For," said he, “I have been a sorrowful man cardinals, as forming the attractions on the evening of these inany years, lamenting the deplorable state of Good Friday. She says :
Christ's church militant here on earth; but now, being “On this occasion, thousands of all ranks and upon the point of retiring into the church triuinphant countries pour into the church, where no tickets of ad- in heaven, I will not have the least inark of sorrow left missivo are required; yet the mighty temple, made upon me; but iny body shall be wrapped up all over in for the universe, still seems half empty. Many white, for a testimony that I die in expectation of a of the dim aisles afford an asylum for retiring better and more glorious state to come.”
MY SCRAP BOOK.
inn, and who was weary of the noise and confusion in
it. He added, that the officious tenderness and care of LEAF VI.
friends, was an entanglement to a dying man; and that "The Bee that wanders, and sips from every flower, disposes
the unconcerned attendance of those that could be what she has gathered into her cells." -SENECA.
procured in such a place, would give less disturbance. Third ORIGINAL LETTER FROM THE Rev. Robt. HALL
He obtained what he desired; for he died at the Bell TO THE REV. WILLIAM BUTTON.
Inn, in Warwick Lane.
Another circumstance was, that while he was Bishop My dear Brother, Leicester, 24th May 1814.
in Scotland, he took what his tenants were pleased to I have just printed my Address to Mr. Eus
pay him : so that there was a great arrear due, which tace Carey, delivered at his designation at Northampton. was raised slowly by one whom he left in trust with his It consists of about fifty pages, printed by Mr. Combe affairs there; and the last payment he could expect in precisely type and forin as my sermons.
from thence, was returned up to him about six weeks must be two shillings, as I ain informed. I hope it will before his death : so that his provision and journey not be thought inordinate.
** I have
failed both at once.-Life, prefixed to his Select Works. spared no pains in making it as perfect as I could; but I fear to little purpose *****
And some fell among Thorns, Mark iv, 7.-The third
is thorny ground. This relates to the cares and pleaMrs. H. was brought to bed of a son* yesterday
sures, and all the interests of this life. All these morning, and is, through mercy, as well as can be expected. Let me beg an interest in your prayers, that
together are the tkorns ; and these grow in hearts that
do inore deeply receive the seed, and send it forth, and slie inay be raised up again. My other dear lovely boy I think you know I lost: it was a great stroke to us
spring up more hopefully than either of the other two,
and yet choke it. Oh! the pity. both ; especially to his poor mother, of whom he was the darling. I hope dear Mrs. Button is recovered,
Many are thus almost at heaven, so ipuch dexire of and will be long spared to you.
renovation, and some endeavours after it, and yet the wonders have we lately seen. The events which have
thorns prevail. Miserable thorns! The base things taken place appear enchantment, or a dream.
of a perishing life drawing away the strength of affec. I hope to print some sermon or sermons before long;
tions, sucking the sap of the soul. Our other seed and
harvest, our corn and hay, our shops and ships, our but every thing I do in that way costs me immense
tradings and bargains, our suits and pretensions for labour.—1 am, my dear Sir, your affectionate Brother,
places and employments of gain or credit, husband,
and wife, and children, and house, and train, our feastHe was named Robert. Some months after the decease of
ings and entertainments, and other pleasures of sense, his lamented father he weat abroad, and a few weeks since, his amiable mother received the afflicting intelligence, that he died
our civilities and compliments; and a world of those in Batavia; but the particulars of the distressing event have
in all the world, are these thorns, and they overspread not yet arrived.
all. The lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the
pride of life. ARCHBISHOP LEIGHTON.
And for how long is all the advantage and delight of It was a question asked of the brethren, both in the
these? Alas! that so poor things should prejudice us classical and provincial meetings of ministers, twice in of the rich and blessed increase of this divine sced. the year, “If they preached the duties of the times ?"
Abp. Leighton's Select Works, p. 193. (1648.) And when it was found that Leighton did
S. J. B**** not; he was quarrelled with for this omission; but he said, “If all the brethren have preached to the Times, may not one poor brother be suffered to preach on
PIOUS WIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN. ETERNITY ?”
A Practical Illustration of Matt. x, 16,“ Be ye wise as serpents, Leighton came up to London at the end of the year
and harmless as doves." 1673, to resign his archbishopric; his resignation was In the short but inglorious reign of James II, when accepted. He retired to a private house in Sussex, Popery was making rapid strides to power, the king where he lived in a most heavenly manner, and with had his agents and emissaries in every part of the a shining conversation.
kingdom, to harass, vex, and weary the Protestants When Lord Perth came to London to be inacle Lord into a compliance with the measures he was endeavour. Chancellor of Scotland, Dr. Burnet (bishop of Salisbury) ing to bring about; and where persuasion and threats had a very earnest message from hin, desiring by his had no effect, sometimes force and violence were had means to sec Leighton. Burnet, who wrote so earnestly recourse to. One of his agents, with a party of soldiers to him that he came to London, was amazed to see (rather ruffian3, I should say) went out on a Sabbath him, at above seventy years of age, look so fresh and morning “ to hunt down the Protestants," as they well
. His hair was still black,' and all his motions termed it. They mct a young woman, a servant-maid, lively. He had the same quickness of thought and running along the road, early in the morning, without strength of memory; bit above all, the same heat and either shoes or stockings on. The captain of this band life of devotion he had ever seen in him. When Burnet asked her where she was going so early in the inorning; took notice to him, how well he looked, he said, “He and what was the urgency of the business that made Was very near his end, for all that; and his work and her run so fast. She told hiin, that she had learned journey were now almost done." The next day he was that her elder brother was dead; and she was going taken with an oppression, and, as it seemed, with cold to receive her share of the riches he had bequeathed and with stitches, which was indeed a pleurisy. The to her, as well as to her other brothers and sisters; next day, he sunk so, that both speech and sense went and she was afraid she should be too late. The comaway of a sudden ; and he continued panting about mander was so well pleased with her answer, that he gave twelve hours; and then died without pangs or con- her a half-crown to buy a pair of shoes, and also vulsions, in 1684.
wished her success. But if he had known the real There were two remarkable circumstances in his business she was going upon, which was to a sacradeath. He used often to say, that if he were to choose ment, he would most probably have prevented her a place to die in, it should be an inn; it looking like a from going that day to the place where she hoped to pilgrim going home, to whom this world was all an receive durable riches.
MY DYING SISTER.
THE SCRAP BOOK,
Containing a Variety of Articles in Prose and Verse, Methought I heard my sister say
chiefly Original, by the Author of “Eima and Her matin pray'r and hymn,
Sophia De Lissau," &c. &c. 32mo. silk. Seely. Tell me, oh! mother, is it day,
London, pp. 116.
This is one of a class of beautiful literary works “Ah! now I know it is not night,
suitable for presents to young persons. The Author I hear the joyous bee,
of “ Emma De Lissau," a Christian of the Hebrew The lark is warbling to the light
nation, is well known to the public by her interesting His song of life and glee;
works; and we are sure that the Scrap Book wilí Mother, the shade is in my sight,
procure for her a still higher degree of respect, with The darkness dwells with me.
those who have “received the grace of God in truth.” “Ah! well do I remember now,
What bitter tears you've shed,
“ THE CHRISTIAN LADY'S FRIEND,” Upheld my aching head,
And Faunily Repository, Edited by the Author of And pray'd and watch'd as none but thou
“Emma de Lissau." "Vol. I, for 1832. Sro. cloth, Could'st watch this weary bed. “I see thee thro' a mist of tears, Thy words are chuk'd by sighs ;
The volume before us includes the first year's numMy father looks like one in years,
bers of this truly “ Christian Lady's Friend.” We Since last he help'd me rise;
think it well deserves the patronage of those for whom And our sweet home so chang'd appears,
it is designed; and we understand it receives the cordial It glads not these weak eyes.
approbation and literary contributions of some of the
most distinguished ladies of the British churches. “But thou, dear mother, oft hast said
Among its patrons, is included that ornament to her sex There is a far-off land
and preceptress of the world, Mrs. Hannah More. That All blest, where tears are never shed,
production which is approved by a person, so compe. Can this be its fair strand ?
tent to form an estimate of a work of this kind, must It seems a clime of doubt and dread,
be worthy of recominendation to Christian Ladies. Rul'd with an icy hand. “Alone I cross the dreary sea ;
But when thou leav'st the shore,
ON REPROVING SIN.
Few things are more difficult than to administer re-
proof properly: but while the professed servants of God sometimes need reproof, the avowed servants of
Satan need it much more frequently, and cn different THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE IMPORTED FROM grounds. One day, a person being in the room of INDIA.
a poor aged Christian woman, and lamenting a want
of firmness to reprove the abandoned when travelling, This “Miniature of Buddhism” will afford a high and as an excuse having recourse to an hackneyed gratification to its Christian visitors at Exeter Hall;
“ Gire not that which is holy unto the dogs, while it will serve as an occasion of calling forth their
neither cast ye your pearls before swine,” she seriously sympathy towards the multitudinous tribes of India
and hastily replied, Oh, Sir! keen and just reprvofs who are sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death,
are no pearls: were you to talk to a wicked coachman ignorant of the only true and living Gud, and of his
respecting the love of God shed abroad in the heart Son our blessed Redeemer.
by the Holy Ghost, and the pleasures of communion The Temple itself is twenty-four feet long : it was with God, you would cast pearls before swine; but not consecrated about five years ago, and “whilst in its
in reproving 3in.” native country, was visited by their Excellencies the Commander-in-chief in India, the Governor of Ceylon; and the late Dr. Turner, Bishop of Calcutta, with
JUDGMENT OF GOD L'PON PRIDE. their families and friends, and the principal civil and military officers of that island; who considered its Simon TOURNAY affords a memorable and affecting removal to England highly desirable, to afford the proof of the truth of that scripture, “ Professing theinBritish public an opportunity which would otherwise selves to be wise, they became fools.” In 1201, after be unattainable without a voyage across the oceau." he had outgoue all Oxford for learning, and became so
Before visiting the “Buddhist Temple,” we beg to eininent at Paris as to be made chief doctor of the Sorrequest our friends to refer to No. 14 of the Christian's
bonne, he grew so puffed with pride as to hold ArisPenny Magazine” for an account of GUADAMA, as then
totle superior to Moses and Christ, and yet but equal they will be better prepared to inspect this interesting to himself! In his latter days, however, he grew such exhibition. The temple contains, besides numerous an idiot as not to know one letter in a book, or one idols, representations of Guadama, Vishnu, &c. &c., a thing he had ever done. colossal figure of Buddha, eighteen feet in length, carved in wood, in a recumbent posture, indicating his eterual
London : Printed and Published by C. WOOD AND SON, Poppin's Court, repose, surrounded by images of his attendant spirits.
Fleet Street; to whom all Coinmunications for the Editor (post paid) We would respectfully suggest to the proprietors of
should be addressed; - and sold by all Booksellers and .eksmen in the
United Kingdom. this truly interesting exhibition, the policy of announc
Hawkers and Dealers supplied on Wholesale Terms, in London, by Steill., ing, that young persons and working people will be
Paternoster Row; BERGER, Holywell Street, Strand; F. BAISLEX, admitted at half price.
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