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SUPPLYING THE WORLD WITH BIBLES.

REMARKABLE INSTINCT OF THE

ORANG OUTANG. COMPARED with the cost of a Bible before the invention of printing, that wonderful art has been the means The Orang Outang of Borneo, is not so large as that of diffusing the knowledge of the Scriptures to an mentioned in Abel's Voyage to China. Of Mr. Grant's amazing extent, and with surprising cheapness. But the following circumstances have been noticed :--He was the disadvantage to the country, and to the world, by grave, and seemed pensive and inelancholy, but he was the charges of those who enjoy the exclusive monopoly curious, and attentive to reinark what passed. His of printing English Bibles, in the universities of Oxford actions were prompt. He would arrange very well and Cambridge, is truly serious, according to the state- his little concerns. He drank milk willingly with a ment of Mr. John Child, the celebrated printer of little tea, and ate bananas with pleasure. He learnt to Bungay. In his evidence before a “Select Committee” hob and nob with a glass of wine ; he was mild and of the House of Commons on the “ King's Printers' rather kind, but a strunge voice sometimes frightened Patents," recently published, that intelligent gentleman him. His greatest passion was curiosity to examine stated “The Minion Testament, which sells wholesale all things : le touched them and turned them about, at Is. ought to be sold for 6), or 7d. ; the Brevier Testa- smelt them, and tried them with his teeth. Sometimes ment, which sells for 10d.ought to be sold for 7d.or 74; he played with some objects, and sometimes was angry the Small Pica Bible, which sells for 78. 3d. ought to with them, and tore or broke them. He learnt to be sold for 48. 3d. or 48. 6d.; the same, a fine edition, dance. There was no occasion to threaten him, like which sells for 168. ought to be sold for 108. or 118; the other apes, with a stick; but he showed a great supeMinion Bible, which sells for 48. 5d. ought to be riority of intellect over these. We could not avoid sold for 38. or 38. 3d. The Bible Society have paid seeing a greater capacity for instruction in him, than upwards of half a million sterling more than they ought in baboons or apes. When a dog came near him, he to have paid, of which sum the Norwich Branch Society seemed surprised and alarmed, but showed no hostility alone have paid above 50001. !

or malignity, as monkeys do. When some Hindoos of Surely this statement deserves the most scrutinizing Bengal came in sight, his gravity changed to fantastic examinations and while the demand for the Word of and playful motions. After a woman had given him God is increasing throughout the world, the Bible cold water instead of tea several times, he showed great Society should not rest satisfied with the excessive vexation at it, and to know what it was, put his finger charges of the proprietors of the King's Printers' mono- in. Observing this, she gave himn hot water, which poly. Certainly the period is arrived, when every pos

scalded him; after this he always put in a spoon or piece sible effort should be inade to supply the whole world of wood first, and then touched the spoon. This action with Bibles, perfect as to their accuracy, the most seemed very like human reflection. beautiful in typography, and at the very lowest price, Monkeys usually show some surprise at seeing themthat “the earth may be full of the knowledge of selves in a looking glass, but this Orang (utang the LORD, as the waters cover the sea."

surveyed himself in it with curiosity, and tried to ascertain its hardness by biting it, as he would other things. He was called Maharajah, and listened when he was

called. ENMITY TO PRAYER, ILLUSTRATED AND

REPROVED. De HAWKER, in speaking of the aversion which has A MORAL FROM THE MONKEYS. - The Monkeys in been sometimes shown in the features of the waiter of Exeter Change were confined in a line of narrow an inn, on adverting to family worship, mentions a cages, each of which had a pan in the centre of its striking instance of the same feeling which came under front for food. But when they were all supplied, his owu notice. “In the family of one, who is now a scarcely any ate out of its own pan, but thrust its arm peer of the realm, well do I remember, where the most through the bars, to rob its right or left-hand neighsovereign contempt was shown by the valet of the

bour, though its own pan was exposed to similar dehouse to family worship. Not satisfied with constantly predations.

J. E. A. absenting himself upon those occasions, when prayer was observed in the house, he proceeded to show a yet more decided hatred to the service, and made a point

LONGEVITY OF FISHES. to insult the whole of the family while at their devotions. For this purpose, he contrived to place himself Two ways of determining the age of fishes have been in the adjoining room to the one in which they had devised. One by numbering the concentric circles on assembled ; and by noise in whistling, singing, and the scales, the other, by those in a transverse section in throwing about the furniture, as his corrupt humour the back-bone. On examining a fish's scale by a mi. dictated to him, in order to turn, if he could, the whole croscope, it is found to consist of circles, one of which into ridicule. But without being supposed to know is added every year. The same addition occurs to the this conduct of his was designed, his inaster sent for back-bone. By this method Buffon found a carp to him, and took occasion to inquire, how it was he never

have lived 100 years. Gessner had one as old ; attended family prayer? Prayer,' said he, and with and Alberto asserts, that another was double that the most impudent brow of scorn and derision, I period in the royal pond at Marli.. Some particular never did live in a praying family, and never will.' fish were alive in the middle of the eighteenth century, “True, my friend,' said the Doctor, in answer to which were traditionally recorded to have been placed what he bad heard, for he was present, you have for there in the reign of Francis I, in the sixteenth cen. once spoken the truth; you never have known what tury. A pike was found to be ninety years old; and prayer is, it is plain from what you have said, nor the Gessner states, that in 1497 one was taken in Swabia, blessedness of it, and living and dying in this state you that had a brazen ring with the date of 1230: but it is never will: for in hell there are no prayers, and to desirable to have such facts confirmed by modern exthat family you are bastening.Williams's Memoir of perience. Buffon thought that whales bave lived a thouDr. Harker.

sand years.-Sharon Turner's History of the World.

son;

CHRIST AN ALL-SUFFICIENT OFFERING FOR HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF SIN.

BRITISH INDIA, With blood, but not his own; the awful sign

From the most Remote Period to the Present Time, &c. At once of sin’s desert and guilt's remission, The Jew besought the clemency divine,

With a Map and twenty-six Engravings. 3 vols. 12mo. The hope of mercy blending with contrition.

Cloth, pp. 416, 460, 476. Sin must have death : its holy requisition

“The British Einpire in India,” becomes every day The law may not relax : the opening tomb

more interesting to the people of England. We Expects its prey; mere respite, life's condition ; anticipate a vast extension of our commerce to that Nor can the body shun its penal doom.

populous region of the earth, and to the unnumbered Yet there is mercy; wherefore else delay

inyriads that people the countries beyond it; and with the To punish? Why the victim and the rite?

increase of British commerce, the proinulgation of the But can the type and symbol take away

gospel of Christ, and the prevalence of our pure and The guilt, and for a broken law requite ?

divine religion. Independently, therefore, of the conThe Cross unfolds the mystery! Jesus died !

sideration of British politics and government in India, The sinner lives; the law is satisfied !

our readers will feel a deep interest in these volumes,

which contain a vast mass of various information conWith blood, but not his own, the Jew drew near The mercy-seat, and Heav'n receiv'd his prayer ;

cerning that interesting country. We have pleasure Yet still his hope was dimm’d by doubt and fear;

in recommending them to our readers, as peculiarly

.. "If Thou should’st mark transgression, who might adapted for the family library. Without making exdare

tracts for the present, we shall content ourselves To stand before Thee?” Mercy loves to spare

with transcribing the names of the talented authors, And pardon ; but stern Justice has a voice,

whose reputation will inspire universal confidence. And cries, Our God is holy, nor can bear

Hugh Murray, Esq.F.R S. E.; J. Wilson, Esq. F.R.S.E. Uncleanness in the people of his choice.

and M. W.S.; R. K. Greville, LL.D); Professor Jaine.

Whitclaw Ainslie, M.D. M.R.A.S.; W. Rhind, But now One Offering, ne'er to be renew'd, Hath made our peace for ever. This now gives

Esq. M.R.C.S.; Professor Wallace; and Captain Dal. Free access to the throne of heav'nly grace,

rymple,
No more base fear and dark disquietude.
He who was slain, the accepted Victim, lives,
And intercedes before the Father's face!

IMPROMPTU ON WASTE.
Oh! waste not thou the smallest thing

Created by Divinity!
THE CONSOLATION OF CHRIST.

For grains of sand the inountains make,
When my mind faints beneath her tasks of care,

And atomies infinity. And my sick heart feels heavy, cold, and broken,

Waste thou not then the smallest time; When life seems nought but unreserv'd despair,

'Tis iinbecile infirmity: Heav'n sends my soul one re-assuring token;

For well thou know'st, if aught thou know'st, There rises o’er my griefs a vision rare,

That seconds form eternity.
A dearer self, more worthy of delight.
I think of Thee, who didst worse sorrows bear

So long, so well ; with meekness, and the night
Of ceaseless agony which none could share,

ANNUAL MEETINGS OF RELIGIOUS SOCIETIES, Nor friends alleviate, till Truth and Time

IN THE ENSUING WEEK.
Ilad seen Thee victor, patient yet sublime.
I could not, even in a dungeon, be

MONDAY, 29.-Wesleyan Missionary, Exeter Hall, at Eleven. Utterly dark, while I remember'd Thee !

London Itinerant, Finsbury Chapel, Six Ev. Aged Pilgrim's Friend, Barbican Chapel, llalf-past Six Ev. Church Alissionary, Sermon, St. Andrew Holborn, Half-past Six Ev.

TUESDAY, Church Missionary, Exeter Hall, at Eleven. AFRICAN ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE.

Christian Instruction, Finsbury Chapel, Six Ev. Irish Society Justice is not unfrequently administered at Badagry,

of London, Sermon, St. Clement Danes, Half-past Six Ev. a large town in the interior, by means of a wooden WEDNESDAY, - British and Foreign Bible, Exeter Hall, at three-curnered cap, which is placed on the head of the

Eleven. Society for promoting Ecclesiastical Koowledge, City

of London Tavern, Six Ev. Prayer Book and Homily, Sermoa, culprit at his examination. "This fantastic work of

St. John's Chapel, Bedford Row, Half-past Six Ev. inechanism, no doubt by internal springs, may be inade 10 move and shake without any visible agent, as any

THURSDAY. - Religious Tract, Western, Willis's Rooms, at

Twelve. Prayer Book and Homily, Exeter Hall, Twelve. other figure in our puppet-shows. It is believed the

Sunday School Union, Exeter Hall, Six Ev. London Society native priests alone are in the secret. When this cap for promoting Christianity among the Jews, Sermon, Si. Cle is observed to shake whilst on the head of a suspected ment Danes, Half-past Six Ev. person, be is condemned without further evidence being FRIDAY. - London Society for promoting Christianity among required; but should it remain motionless, his innocence the Jews, Exeter Hall, at Twelve. Book Society, Exeter Hall,

Six Ev. is apparent, and he is forthwith acquitted.

A respectable man was tried by this ordeal a short SATURDAY. - London Hibernian, Exeter Hall, at Twelve. time since: the fatal cap was no sooner put on his head than it was observed to move slightly, and then become

London : Printed and Published by C. WOOD AND SON, Poppin's Couri, more violently agitated. The criminal felt its motion, Fleet Street; to whom all Communications for the Editor (post paid, and was terrified to such a degree that he fell down in should be addressed; -- and sold by all Booksellers and Newsmen in the

United Kingdom. a swoon. On recovering, he confessed his guilt, and

Hawkers and Dealers supplied on Wholesale Terms, in Lonilor, by STEILI, implored forgiveness, which was granted him on ac

Paternoster Row ; BERGER, Holywell Street, Strand; F. BAISLER, count of his sorrow and contrition. - Landers' Journal.

124, Oxford Street; and W.N. BAKER, 16, City Road, Fiasburj.

PENNY MAGAZINE.

NO 48.

PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDJY.

May 1, 1333.

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ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY.
LONDON IN THE MONTH OF MAY.

to qualify him for the possession of everlasting manLondon! famous through every land, as the “Seat

sions in the glorious city of God.

Sworn “ to do good,” acknowledging every child of of Einpire” — the “Fountain of Intelligence” - the “Mart of Nations” — the “ Golden City!” This

man a brother, feeling the illuminating and inspiring modern “Balıylon the Great,” celebrated for every

influences of the Holy Spirit, and guided loy the Holy thing that can ininister to the delights of sense, deserves

Scriptures, which they regard as divinely adapted to be infinitely higher distinctions than those which arise

the means of recovering the wandering children of

Adam in all nations to the knowledge, and friendship, from sublunary sciences, useful arts, or the most re- and image of their blessed Maker, the disciples of fined gratifications !

Christ in Britain hold their sacred anniversaries in London boasts her scholars the most profound - her philosophers the most penetrating - her statesmen of

May, while reviving, blooming nature seeins especially

to invite them to glorify God their Saviour. Regarding the highest wisdom — her commanders of the greatest with reverential affection the faithful and gracious valour- and her patriots of the noblest order : and these her numerous sons are worthily the subjects of

promises of God, they embrace in their enlarged be

nevolence of heart, all the nations and tribes of the her constant glory.

earth, assured that they are not labouring in vain, but London, daily throughout the year, exhibits the new discoveries, and the useful labours of her scientific,

that in their persevering efforts, crowned with the

Divine benediction, “the earth shall be full of the skilful, and active sons: but May, the loveliest of all

knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” the revolving months, consecrated by the servants of Consecrated to patriotism, philunthropy, and religion, Christ to godlike benevolence, is distinguished in this

London now possesses a noble edifice, in which the metropolis by the high festivals of religion and charity, and universal philanthropy.

people of God, the friends of humanity, assemble to

report their annual proceedings in the great institutions. “Hail! thou, the fleet year's pride and prime !

Exeter Hall, the temple of Christian benevolence, Hail! month, which fame should bid to bloom ! though externally less splendid than royal palaces, is Hail ! image of primeval time!

an oliject of deep interest in the British inetropolis. It Hail! emblem of a world to come!"

attracts its thousands from all parts of the kingdom, Disciples of the Son of God, “created in Christ froin the Continent; and even across the Atlantic Ocean, Jesus untu good works, wliich God had before ordained to share in the luxury of doing good; and it presents that we should walk in thein,” in this month especially on those delightful occasions tlie inost inspiring scenes, renew their holy confederation in labours to enlighten, which can be contemplated by men or angels. and bless with evangelical riches the whole family of We purpose giving brief reports of the principal mankind. They recognize man as the “offspring of Societies as they may hold their anniversaries this May; God," destined for immortality, and born to live for but for the information of our readers, we shall give ever; but appointed to learn on earth the mysteries here a brief account in chronological order of the for. of eternal grace; to receive his education in this world, mation of the principal institutions, which adorn and VOL. II.

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bless our age and country; by which they will be en- lanthropist, every Christian must contemplate such abled to form a more tolerable idea of the progressive a series of efforts as these Societies include, with the advancement of scriptural religion !

most heartfelt gratification, praying, “God be merciful America, it should be remembered, was first colonized unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon by Missionary efforts, commencing in 1620; from us. That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving which several institutions arose; among which are to health among all nations.” Psalm Ixvii, 1, 2. be reckoned "The Incorporated Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,” formed in 1698, and a branch of this, denominated “The Society for the Propagation

HISTORIC NOTICES OF BABYLON. of the Gospel in Foreign Parts." These arose out of

(Continued from p. 131.) the First Bible Society, formed in 1670, at whose head was Dr. Thomas Gouge; and the "Society or Company ALEXANDER, dying in the year B. C. 323, left “the for Propagating the Gospel in New England and the world which he had conquered” in confusion; and we parts adjacent in America,” in 1663, whose principal learn but little more of this mighty city for nearly two founders were, the Rev. Richard Baxter, Henry Ash. hundred years. About that period, Humerus, a Parthian worth, Esq., and the Honourable Robert Boyle.

conqueror, destroyed the noblest monuments of art yet 1709. Society for Promoting Christian knowledge remaining in Babylon. Several new cities, especially

in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Seleucia, called New Babylon, were built by successive 1732. The Moraviar Missions commenced.

sovereigns in these regions, on the Euphrates and on 1736. Rev. John Wesley went as Missionary to Geor- the Tigris, for the purpose of immortalízing their own gia, America.

names; and by this means the old city was drained of 1737. Rev. G. Whitfield went to join Mr. Wesley. its inhabitants, and spoiled of its building materials. 1750. The Book Society for promoting Religious Babylon contained but a very thinly scattered,

Knowledge among the Poor. This was a wretched population, at the commencement of the kind of Bible Society; and as its subscribers Christian era; and extensive tracts of land within its receive back their amount of subscription walls were brought under a partial cultivation. It in the most valuable religious books, chosen continued to decline, and its desolation increased, till, by themselves, at a reduced price, with in the fourth century, it was made a hunting-park for liberty to purchase to any amount at the the Persian monarchs, its walls forming an inclosure price, we rccommend it to the consideration for the breeding of wild beasts. Many ages succeeded, of all our readers.

in which no record was made concerning Babylon ; 1780. The Naval and Military Bible Society.

while, as was testified by the prophet, it was rapidly 1784, and 1817. In the former year Mr. Wesley, advancing to its appointed utter desolation.

in Conference, determined on sending as- Intelligent travellers from England, France, and sistance to America, and various labours Germany, have, within the last two centuries, satisfac. were undertaken in the West Indies under torily ascertained the site of ancient Babylon. They the direction of Dr. Coke; but in the latter have described its various ruins from personal inspecyear the Methodist Missionary Society was tion, and their testimony, which is in perfect harmony, formed.

illustrates the Divine prediction. Babylon, from being 1785. The Sunday School Society was formed. “the glory of kingdoma," is now the greatest of ruins; 1792. The Baptist Missionary Society.

and after the lapse of two thousand four hundred years, 1795. The London Missionary Society.

it exhibits to the view of every visitor, the precise 1796. The Scottish Missionary Society.

scenery described by the prophets of God. 1796. The Village Itinerancy, or Evangelical Associa. As the counsels of Heaven had deterinived, “the

tion for Spreading the Gospel in England. name and remnant” are “cut off from Babylon." 1796. The London Itinerant Society.

There “the Arab pitches not his tent:" there "the 1797. The Baptist Home Missionary Society.

shepherds make not their folds :” but “wild beasts of 1799. The Religious Tract Society.

the desert lie there, and their bouses are full of doleful 1800. The Church Missionary Society.

creatures.” It is “a place for the bittern, and a dwell. 1803. The Sunday School Union.

ing place for dragons:” it is a “ dry land and a desert," 1804. The British and Foreign Bible Society.

"å burnt mountain,” "empty," "" wholly desolate," 1805. The British and Foreign School Society. “pools of water," "heaps," and "utterly destroyed, 1806. The London Hibernian Society.

“a land where no man dwelleth,” “every one that 1808. The Society for Promoting Christianity among passes by it is astonished.” the Jews.

Superstition filling the minds of the wandering Arabs, 1812. The Prayer Book and Homily Society.

and leading them to dread “the abode of evil spirits, 1814. The Irish Evangelical Society.

and the natural terror at the wild beasts which dwell 1816. The Irish Society.

among the ruins of Babylon, restrain them from pitch. 1818. The Continental Society.

ing their tents or making their sheepfolds there. The 1818. The Port of London Society, for Promoting princely palaces and mansions of that wouderful city,

Religion among British and Foreign Seamen. utterly destroyed, present nothing to view but unshapely 1819. The Home Missionary Society.

beaps of bricks and rubbish. Instead of their stately 1822. The Irish Society of London.

chambers, there are now caverns, where porcupines 1823. The Ladies' Hibernian Female School Society. creep, and owls and bats nestle; where lions find dens, 1825. The Christian Instruction Society,

and jackals, hyenas, and other noxious animals, their 1828. The British Society for promoting the Religious unmolested retreats; from which issue loathsome smells, Principles of the Reformation.

and the entrances to which are strewed with the bones For a more detailed account of these and other of sheep and goats. On one side of the Euphrates, the similar institutions, see book ix, chap. ii, of “ Church canals are dry, and the crumbled bricks, on an clevated History through all Ages,” by T. Timpson.

surface exposed to the scorching sun, cover an arid Christianity, from such an immensity of agency, plain, and Babylon is “a wilderness," "a dry land,” must, under the Divine blessing, be making incalculable is a desert.” On the other side, the erabankments of progress in the world. Surely every patriot, every phi- the river, and with them the vestiges of ruins over a large space, have been swept away: the plain is in save himself and others much trouble, and procure to general marshy, and in many places inaccessible, espe

himself and others much benefit. Half the controvercially after the annual overflowing of the Euphrates.

sies of mankind one with another result from the loose, Thus “no son of man doth pass thereby;” “the sea," indefinite inanner in which they express themselves. or river, "is come upon Babylon,” and “she is covered Half the trouble in conducting a controversy is genewith the multitude of the waves thereof."

rally to ascertain the sense in which each party uses his. Birs Nimrood,or the temple of Belus, which was terms. And the end of most controversies is, that when standing after the commencement of the Christian era, iminense pains have been taken to determine this one is still to be distinguished. Several modern English point, the antagonists find that they each of them mean travellers have visited and described it; from which it the same thing. Men take the same perceptions of a appears, that from its mere inmensity, it is still worthy thing generally, but owing to an imperfection in their of being a relic of “Babylon the Great :” for though grammar, they express themselves as if their perceptions a mass of ruins only, it is no less than two hundred and were different. thirty-five feet high. On these ruins, there are vast While you are teaching your child the rudiments of fragments of brickwork, which have been completely English grammar, and no one can teach them so well melted, and they ring like glass; by which it appears as ħis mother, you are teaching himn the rudiments of that they must have been subjected to a heat equal to the grammar of every other language which he may that of the strongest furnace. From the summit of hereafter learn, since the terms used, and the sense of this mass, a distinct view may be had of the frightful those terms (I speak of the principles of the art), are heaps, which constitute all that now remains of ancient the same in reference to every language whatever. and glorious Babylon; and imagination itself could I think it is to be sincerely wished that the nomenclanot conceive a more perfect picture of absolute deso- ture of grammar were improved. How awkward are lation !

the antiquated technicals of this science, such as noun How vain the proudest works of the greatest mortals ! substantive, noun adjective, verb, adverb, conjunction, Here we behold them brought to nothing ; and the preposition, &c. Why not call the first name instead of loftiest monuments of their power, genius, and riches noun ? How little does the word adjective express the levelled with the dust, and preserved in ruins for the meaning of the thing! What a metaphysical word is purpose of illustrating and confirming the faithful substantive! testimony of the eternal God, recorded in his holy word Till, however, these terins are changed: away for: against sinners. How wonderful are the predictions others, you must adopt thein. If your son called these of his inspired servants, when compared with the events things by other names, and afterwards went to school, to which they direct our contemplation! and what a where the barbarous technicals are retained, he would convincing demonstration do these afford of the truth feel, and to all intents and purposes be, a forsigner to and divinity of the Holy Scriptures ! With what the rest of the boys, and the rest of the boys would be affecting propriety does Jehovah allege this awful in- foreigners to him. Upon the subject of grammar they stance of his foreknowledge, in relation to Babylon, wuuld have no common means of communication. You and challenge all the false divinities and their votaries must then be content to use these terms; and you have to produce any thing similar ! “ Who hath declared to hope, that though hard, repulsive, and unmeaning, this from ancient time? Who hath told it from that except to the accoinplished scholar, your child will in time? Have not I, the Lord? And there is no God the course of time learn to associate ideas with them. else beside ine, a just God and a Saviour, there is none But little more can be said for the definitions of these else beside me. Declaring the end from the beginning, terms which you find in most Grammars. You will and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, perhaps be surprised to hear the definition of noun subsaying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my stantive, which is taught now in every school using the pleasure." Isa. xlv, 21; xlvi, 10.

Eton Latin Grammar.

“A noun is the name of whatsoever thing or being we see or discourse of, and has commonly a, an, or the,

before it. A noun adjective requires to be joined to Letters to a Mother, upon Education. a noun substantive, of which it shows the nature or

quality! ” LETTER XXVI.

You will not adopt these definitions. You need not On Grammar.

adopt any out of any published Grammar, at least in

the first instance. You will converse with your child, Dear Madam,

and in conversation alone will convey a luminous idea Your son must also learn grammar, of the definitions of these words. You will tell him, which, although the etymology of the word does not that whatever he can perceive through his senses, whatexpress it, is the art of speaking or writing any lan- ever he can see, or hear, or smell, or taste, or feel, is guage correctly. If the importance of this science be called a nuun. measured by its utility, it will be found to be inestima. That the word which tells what sort or quality the ble; because the habit of expressing oneself correctly, noun is of, is called an adjective; as, a white cloud. either in writing or in speaking, sccures the use of the Apply these two lessons first. Exercise him in the fewest words really needful, the selection of the best first by asking him, what the several objects around words, and the use of such words as will convey the him are called, such as the table, window, chair, &c. &c. sense most explicitly and in the most unequivocal man- Then ask him to tell you what part of speech the qua

This science, which, according to the ancient lity, colours, &c. &c. of these things are called. A definition, teaches the use of right words in right places, green tree: what part of speech is the word green? serves to give the admirable precision we observe in Thus diversify your application of these lessons to the legal documents, mathematical demonstrations, the de- utmost extent, and you will have taught him in oue scription of philosophical experiments, the forms of morning what he never would have learnt if he had contracts and agreements. The study of it tends to devoted whole years in a purblind recital of written establish the habit of taking and of communicating

definitions. clear perceptions. Whatever then may be the future Then proceed to the verb. Teach him that whatever occupation of your son, he will by the use of this habit I can do is called a verb. Tell him to think whether he

ner.

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