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is taken Within this were celebrated artificial gardens; consisting of large ter- in pieces. For out of the north there coineth up a races covered with large flat stones, raised one above nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, another, till they equalled the walls of the city. They and none shall dwell therein; they shall remove, they were designed to represent a woody country, having shall depart, both man and beast. - Because of the large trees planted on them, in soil of sufficient depth wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but for them to grow 50 feet high. On the highest level it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth was a reservoir, with a machine by which water was by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her drawn from the river to water the whole. This novel plagues. Put yourselves in array against Babylon and astonishing contrivance was perfected by the round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at “great monarch,” for the purpose of gratifying his her, spare no arrows; for she hath sinned against queen Amyitis, that she might behold something in the LORD. Shout against her round about: she hath Balıylon resembling the hills and woodlands of her given her hand : her foundations are fallen, her walls are native country, MEDIA.
thrown dowu: for it is the vengeance of the LORD: Near to the old palace stood the temple of Belus or take vengeance upon her ; as she hath done, do unto Jupiter, formiug a square of nearly three miles in her. Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that compass. In the centre of the temple was an immense handleth the sickle in the time of harvest : for fear of tower 600 feet in height! This enormous pile of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his building consisted of 8 towers, each 75 feet high, and people, and they shall fee every one to his own land. which were ascended by stairs winding round the – I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also outside. On this temple of Belus, or, as some say, taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art on its suminit, was a golden image, 40 feet in height, found, and also caught, because thou hast striven and computed to be worth 3,500,0001, sterling. There against the LORD. The LORD hath opened his armoury, were besides such numbers of other valuable statues and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation : and sacred utensils, that the whole of the treasure con- for this is the work of the Lord God of hosts in the tained within this single edifice, has been estimated at laud of the Chaldeans. Come against her from the 42,000,0001. sterling! These examples will be sufficient utmost border, open her storehouses : cast her up to intimate the prodigious wealth and the overgrown as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her power of the Babylonian empire; and they were, be left.” Jer. 1, 2, 3, 13--16, 24–26. doubtless, among the mightiest works of mortals.
“One post shall run to meet another, and one Babylon was called - The GLORY OF KINGDOMS- messenger to meet another, to shew the king of BabyTHE GOLDEN City-The LADY OF KINGDOMS — and lon that his city is taken at one end, and that the The PRAISE OF THE WHOLE EARTH: but its pride, passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned idolatry, and abominable wickednesses, provoked the with fire, and the men of war are affrighted. For thus righteous indignation of the Almighty, and they have saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: The beeu punished in the heavy calamities of its people, daughter of Babylon is like a threshingioor, it is time and the utter desolation of its splendid buildings, to thresh her : yet a little while, and the time of her agreeably to the inspired predictions of the holy pro- harvest shall come. Nebuchadvezzar the king of Baphets. We shall transcribe a few of these predictions, bylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath and give a brief history of their fulfilment.
made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up “And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God over- he hath cast me out. The violence done to me and to threw Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be in. my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion habited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to say; and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, generation : neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there ; shall Jerusalem say. Therefore thus saith the LORD ; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. But Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for wild beasts of the desert shall lie there, and their thee; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs houses shall be full of doleful creatures ; and owls shall dry. And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingdwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. And the place for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate without an inhabitant.” Jer. li, 31-37. houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces : and her The two eminent heathen historians, Herodotus and time is near to come, and her days shall not be pro- Xenophon, have given a particular detail of the parJonged.” Isa, xiii, 19-22.
ticulars of the siege of Babylon. In exact accordance “For I will rise up against them, saith the Lord of with the inspired predictions of Isaiah and Jeremiah, Hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and rem- they say, that Cyrus, with a large army of Medes and nant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD. I will Persians, besieged Babylon; that the Babylonians, also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of conceiving their walls impregnable, could not be prowater: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruc- voked to engage in a general battle : that Cyrus contion, saith the LORD of hosts." Isa. xiv, 22, 23. trived a snare for the Babylonians, by turning the
“Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, course of the river Euphrates through the great lake; whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations be- that the waters having been thus drawn off, the soldiers fore him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open marched through the channel of the river; that, before him the two-leaved gates; and the gates shall from the negligence of the soldiers on guard, some of not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the the gates leading from the river to the city were left crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates open; that the troops of Cyrus entering by this means, of brąsa, and cut in sunder the bars of iron : and I'will took Babylon during the night of an idolatrous festival give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches (See Daniel v); that its princes, nobles, and captains, of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the being drunk with their feasting, as described by the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of prophet Daniel, were suddenly slaughtered; and this Israel.” Isa. xlv, 1-3.
glorious city, never before conyuered by a foreign “Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set enemy, was thus taken without the knowledge of the up a standard; publish, and conceal not; say, Babylon king, until the posts and messengers ran with the in
formation, which he had scarcely time to receive, be- extension of commerce and the advancement of the fore he was numbered with the multitudes of the slain ! cause of Christ.
Babylon soon began to decline from its glory: its The following Table exhibits the amount of Exports lofty walls were reduced to only a quarter of their and Imports by the Company and by Private Traders original height; and from an imperial, it was reduced since the new arrangements. China is excepted, and to a tributary city. Xerxes, a successor of Cyrus on the value is taken from the prices at the East India the Persian throne, after his ignominious retreat from Company's sales. Greece, seized the sacred treasures, plundered the
IMPORTS. temples, and destroyed the images of precious metal. Alexander the Great attempted to restore Babylon to
By the East its former glory; and designed to make it the metro.
Private Trade. Total.
India Comp. polis of a universal empire. The conqueror employed 10,000 men to repair the embankments of the Euphrates
£. and the temple of Belus; but this mighty project soon 1814......
4,208,079 4,435,196 8,643,275 perished with the death of Alexander !
3,016,559 5,119,611 8,136,167 (To be continued.)
2,027,703 4,402,082 6,429,785 1817
2,323,630 4,541,956 6,865,586 1818
2,305,003 6,901,144 9,206,147 1819
1,932,401 4,683,367 6,615,768 CHRISTIANITY PROMOTED BY BRITISH 1820.
1,757,137 4,201,389 5,958,526 COMMERCE.
1,743,733 3,031,413 4,775,146 1822.
1,092,329 2,621,334 3,713,663 CHRISTIANITY in the East has been promoted greatly 1823.
1,587,078 4,344,973 5,932,051 by the adoption of a more liberal policy towards India. 1824...
1,194,753 4,410,347 5,605,100 Difficulties, in some particulars, may arise in relation
1,462,692 4,716,083 6,178,775 to the system of Free Trade. Into the political part of
1,520,060 5,210,866 6,730,926 1827............
1,612,480 4,068,537 5,681,017 the question we cannot enter; indeed we do not consi
1,930,107 5,135,073 7,065,180 der it our province: but we cannot contemplate the
1,593,442 4,624,842 6,218,484 Renewal of the East India Company's Charter, without a lively anxiety on account of the interests of Chris
826,558 1,048,132 1,874,690 Mr. Poynder, some time ago, in a speech at the India 1815...
996,248 1,569,513 2,565,761 House, charged the Company with having, in seventeen
633,546 1,955,909 2,589,455 years, drawn a MILLION STERLING from the four prin
638,382 2,750,333 3,388,715 cipal idol temples of JUGGERNAUT, ALLAHABAD, Gya,
553,385 3,018,779 3,572,164
1819. and TRIPETTY. That gentleman declared, that were it
760,508 1,586,575 2,347,083 1820.
971,096 2,066,815 3,037,911 not for the sanction thus afforded by the Company, and 1821
887,619 2,656,776 3,544,395 the excellent order in which the temples are kept, the 1822...
606,089 2,838,354 3,444,443 priests and Bramins receiving salaries from the Govern- 1823.
458,550 2,957,705 3,416,255 ment, there would be a rapid decline in the whole sys- 1824.
654,783 2,841,795 3,496,578 tem of abominations. Arguments, we know, are used 1825
598,553 2,574,660 3,173,213 in defence of the Company's procedure; but we think
990,964 2,480,588 3,471,552 them groundless and visionary; and we cannot hesitate
805,610 3,830,580 4,636,190 to express our decided conviction, that the best policy
488,601 3,979,072 4,467,673 for the Directors would be to keep themselves pure
434,586 3,665,678 4,100,264 from every transaction of this kind, throwing the idol temples into the hands of their blind votaries, and leav.
Vurious Articles of India Trade in 1829. ing the system of imposture, impurity, and blood, to its
EXPORTS. own resources, and to perish under the illumination of the Christian scriptures. Christian knowledge has wonderfully advanced al
Company. Private Trade. ready in India, by the establishment of schools, the circulation of religious tracts, the publication of the word of God, and the preaching of the Gospel by the Copper, unwrought
36,843 various Missionaries. Provision for more effectual en
24,777 181,319 couragement of those devoted servants of Gud, we Calicoes, plain
745,983 have no doubt, will be made, by the new arrangements
427,161 Hosiery, &c.
od 48 of our government for India; and while British Trade
wanita shall be extended through that immense district of our
9,8461 globe, British knowledge and religion shall receive the Cast and Wrought 0:26,139 570,628! command and blessing of God, to enlighten, regenerate, Leather and Saddlery 3153 4,824 25 28,620 and save myriads of its teeming population.
Plate, Jewellery, &c......
1,331 L 161,365 Woollens, British
80,934 291,5638 NOTICES OF BRITISH TRADE TO INDIA.
Tsito non IMPORTS. bieli sidies MANY of our readers are aware, that before 1814 the Coffee, lbs..................
6,335,257 East India Company monopolized all the trade beyond Cotton Wool, lbs.
23,873,720 CD the Cape of Good Hope; and that their monopoly ope- Indigo, lbs.....
5,173,677 rated exceedingly to embarrass the labours of the Mis- Pepper, lbs..........
1,988,881 394 sionaries. Since that period private individuals have Rice, cwt.........
ba 1,967 190,399 been allowed to carry on trade to India under certain
61,353 $115,150 restrictions ; and this permission of the Charter of 1813
Silk, Raw, lbs.
Sugar, unrefined, cwts..... has been attended wiih corresponding benefits in the
89, 13316 Letters to a Mother, upon Education,
whereas the progress is slow and wretched of a boy who
simply learns by heart, or pores with a lack-lustre eye LETTER XXV.
and brow shaded with premature anxiety over aumera
tion, &c. &c. without attempting to comprehend what it On Arithmetic.
means, and probably while labouring under the secret Dear Madam,
impression that he is not expected to comprehend it. ARITHMETIC, the science of number, Thus arithmetic is often a mere mental drill. The unstands next npon the list of intellectual accomplish- derstanding however becomes stupefied under the proments. The slightest inspection however of the subject cess. Arithmetic never can be learnt, till the child's will show, that in the acquisition of this science the mind comprehends most clearly every part of the proparent may be of inestimable use to the child, in cess. Upon the general system, the mechanical part of smoothing the way to its acquisition. For this purpose the process is imprinted on the memory, and many you inust avoid as much as possible all use of the no- years afterwards the understanding awakes to the intel. inenclature or the technical terms of modern arithme. ligent perception of its nature. Yet what should hinder tic. It is evident that the terms used in any art ought the commencement of this intelligent perception from to suggest to the mind of the pupil the nature of the the first attention to the subject? A mother — the best ideas of which they are the symbols. Yet how seldom instructor of her children - an intelligent mother, is this the case in arithmetic! To say nothing of addi- may secure this ; and when once she has communicated tion, subtraction, multiplication, and division, which this habit to the mind of her pupil, it will be required though Latin terms are scarcely perhaps capable of perpetually for an iptelligent comprehension of what is being changed for Saxon words for the better, what told him, and can never retrograde into the benumbed shall be said of such terms as the rule of three Was and blind condition of the child who “goes through," ever jargon so unintelligible! Why not call it by its as the phrase is, one rule after another, just as the true name, the science of proportion ?
mill-horse goes the round of his employment. When what shall be said to such terms as practice? What he comes to the tables, as they are called yet, what connection is there between the name and the thing child ever yet associated the idea with the name, when signified by it? The same may be said of alligation, he comes to apothecaries weight ! avoirdupois weight! and even of the terms in use as to the very principles, that these are the rules in weighing drugs and less valusuch as numeration, units, tens, &c. Now the happy able things ? Let him be taken to a chemist's shop, task of the mother should be, to initiate her son in the and shown the pound weight he uses, apd then be four first rules at least, by avoiding technical terms as shown the pound weight the miller uses in weighing much as possible, and by gradual and successive flour. Let him be told that the druggist weighs his lessons.
drugs by his weight, and the miller, &c. by his weight, Arithmetic may begin with addition, rather than with because it has been the custom for a long time in this numeration as it is called; it being reasonable that a country. Let cloth measure be similarly explained to child should have some idea how numbers are produced him, and all the tables. Let him never bave a word in before he attempts to read them. While learning to arithmetic presented to his miņd without being shown write he has learned the characters 1, 2, 3, 4. Let him or having explained to him the sensible idea to which then be taught addition by some such method as the that word corresponds. following. Here are two apples in one hand, and three How needful all this explanation is, may be instanced in the other: placing them all together upon the table, in the definition of a stone weight. how many apples are there?
8 pounds a stone of butcher's meat, Let him be exercised well in mental arithmetic, by
14 pounds a stone of horseman's weight. always associating some sensible idea with the number. Let the ideas of the four first rules be familiarized to
What multitudes of boys have repeated this like autohim before he is taught to express the arbitrary cha
matons ! Let your child be made to understand, that racters which are associated with those ideas. The
8 pounds is called a stone of the Aesh of animals: that other system is just what it would be to require a child
the same name, stone, is applied to the weight of fourto learn to think, speak, and write, at one and the
teen pounds of any thing else, and is also called horsesame time. Then when fully familiar, let him be taught to write the ļessons which he has performed on
in races are weighed by it. Explain to him also the the mental process. Thus let him wșite down
name of foot, as taken from the length of the foot of the
upon slate — 2 apples,
that king of England who was reigning when that dis3 apples.
tinction in measure was first introduced into use; that Then ask him to write down the number made by the
the yard was the length of his arm, &c.: almost any addition, thus-5 apples.
good system of arithmetic contains such explanations. Proceed slowly, and step by step. Make sure he
Do not make him commit them to memory; teach him possesses the perceptions, before he proceeds to write
by conversation. In a word, you can thoroughly ini. the external signs of those perceptions. Let every
tiate him into the principles of arithmetic, and you can, arithmetical process be conducted with regard to sensi
above all things, make him understand all that you ble ideas, and pot, for some tiine to come,
teach him. abstract ideas of number, such as 2, 8. The mind of
Thus will luis knowledge be delightful to him, a real a child always at first says 2 what?-8 what? The
ornament to his mind, and really available by him to child's mind has no conception of abstract ideas. And
those various practical purposes in the affairs of manarithmetic should be superadded to his conceptions of
kind, from which alone its importance is derived. sensible ideas; and then, when the distinctions of their
I am, dear Madam, yours, &c. numbers is acquired, the reference to the abstract ideas
976 CLERICUS. may be parted with, when the distinctions of mere number will remain. An intelligent mother may make her son master of clear perceptions of the qualities of
"Our little trials are often our greatest emer. numbers by this method; and when he goes to school,
gencies." if he should fall into the hands of an intelligent in. “ Count not life by the number of years, but by the structor, his progress will be rapid and delightful : time spent in communion with God,”
THOUGHTS ON THE SACRED HISTORY OF
of the Hebrew narrative, which random fiction could
not have stood. THE CREATION.
The command for the rise of the vegetable kingdom, (Continued from p. 125.)
presents them to us in the three natural divisions of
grasses, herbs, and trees. “And God said, Let the The Deity now proceeded to a new order and principle
earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the of creation, that which is associated more immediately fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in to hiroself. This was, to arrange some of the material itself, upon the earth : and it was so." This command elements of nature into definite and interesting forms, extended to ordain their appearing with their reprowith a curious interval mechanism, within which a ductive powers for the formation of their seeds and living principle was to abide, producing those im
fruits, in order to provide for their perpetuation on pressive phenomena, which life only can perform. It earth in an unfailing succession, without any new is this living principle which brings all that possess it
creation. The invisible miracle is left to be inferred into a far nearer relatiou to their Maker than inert
by the human sagacity, from the wonderful phenomena and inorganic matter, for in its lowest form it has a that are continually occurring to our eye-sight, which certain degree of assimilation to its Creator, whose
no human or known natural agency can account for. essential quality is eternal, unoriginated, and ever- It is thus that He makes His cternal power and Godduring life.
All vitality appears to be some com- head the deduction of our reason, as well as a commumunication of this grand characteristic in himself nicated truth from his personal revelation. to those things which possess it, and by which they Let us review some of the main features that were become living beings. Their forms are his special selected to mark and constitute the system for that invention and construction, and their principle of life peculiar order of living things which the vegetable is also his special and communicated gift.
world displays. All vegetables, in every region and of The creation of vegetables was the formation of every sort, from the most minute to the most towering, living organized beings, with spontaneous internal have these properties in common with animals and the powers, but without thinking mind, or any sensitivity human race. Organization, an interior power of prodiscernible by us; and yet endowed with a principle gressive growth, a principle of life, with many phenoof life, that has many striking analogies with that which mena that reseinble irritability and susceptibility, and all animals possess, and which we ourselves enjoy: & self-reproductive and multiplying faculty. In all Plants are distinguished for their multiplicity and these qualities they are distinguished from inorganic variety, for that exaberance of imagination and taste and earthy matter, in these they resemble all animated which they display, and for that sense of elegance and nature, and our prouder selves. We may dislike such beauty which their Maker must have had, to have so a relationship, but to this extent our bodily frame forined and diversified them. They are entirely the and functions establish a natural kinship between us. creation of his choice, the inventions of his rich and We decline and die as they do; and they sickell, fade, beautiful fancy:
die, and decay, like every human being : there is also The vegetable kingdom expands everywhere before another analogy, their substance nourishes us, and us an immense portraiture of the Divine inind, in its ours not unfrequently beconies a part of theirs. All contriving skill, profuse imagination, conceiving genius, living nature is linked together by actual connection, and exquisite taste, as well as its interesting qualities if not by perceivable sympathies. Life and organizaof the most gracious benignity and the most benevolent tion are inseparable companions. To form a correct munificence. The various flowers we behold, awaken idea of what an organized being is, we may observe, these sentiments within us, and compel our reason to that in human mechanism we have an imitation of make these perceptions and this inference. They are vegetable and animal organization, which enables us the annual heralds and ever-returning pledges to us more fully to understand it, and to perceive how it of his continuing beneficence, of his desire to please has originated. Neither watches, cotton mills, or and benefit us, and therefore of his parental and in- steam engines grow; they must be made by human tellectual amiabilities. The thunder, the pestilence, hands, under the direction of a designing thought and and the tempest, awe and humble us into disınaying will; and this mode of their fabrication discovers to recollections of his tremendous omnipotence and possi- us how all similar things, whose forming agents we ble visitations, and of our total inability to resist or have not seen at work, to wit, natural organizations, afert them; but the beauty ayd benefactions of his must have been made. All mechanisms, from the pair vegetable creations, the powers and fruits more of tongs or the snuffers, to the windmill, the ship, and especially, remind and assure us of his unforgetting manufacturing machines, consist of pieces taken out care, his condescending sympathy, his paternal affec- of their natural state, and put into a peculiar arrangetion, and of the same benignity still actuating his ment in due relation to each other, so that from this mind, which must have influenced it to design and ex- specific combination, the action of the completed thing ecute such lovely productions, displaying the minutest may produce the effect intended by its planning, adjustthought, most elaborate composition, and so much ing, aud commanding master. Such are the mechanisms personal kindness.
of man, and such the mechanisms of his Creator. The The creation of vegetables is placed by Moses subse- plant, the animal, and the human being, are in their quent to the production of light and of the atıpasphere, bodily structure, material machines. Consisting of immediately after the waters had receded froin the parts put together into designed and adapted arrange. land, and just before the creation and arrangement of ments, and which by their artificial and special conthe solar system. This exactly answers the demands struction, possess and exert powers which thence arise, of our present knowledge. Instead of requiring the and produce the phenomena they were intended to sun's light to germinate, seeds and plants, in order to effect. Nothing but human workmanship will account do so, must be sown and placed in darkness before for human mechanism. No me:al in the mine could they can vegetate. A small heat and moisture first caused their living principle to begin its operations, but which constitute a watch or an organ, and begin mark. they cannot dower and fruit until they receive the solar ing time or playing a melody. So nothing but Divine beams. This exact placing of the vegetable formation agency and intelligence will explain how the inert and first germination, is another test of the authenticity particles of things became combined originally into vegetable or animal organizations, because all other affecting have been made to us in reply, from those agencies are known to be utterly incompetent to such acquainted with the subject, especially from a lieutenant. effects. In neither human or divine mechanisms do colonel, and such as would deeply distress every consithe parts of which they consist, tend in themselves to derate and feeling heart. The Editor of the Patriot be what they are, or to do what they do. Iron has no Newspaper makes the following observations on this tendency to be a hammer or a chain, nor brass to be appalling state of things. “ British India, with a in a clock or cannon, in a telescope, or in a pianoforte. population of 90,000,000, on an area of 1,128,000 square So none of the particles that constitute plants have any miles, is kept quiet by the presence of 17,000, in addinatural tendency to be a carnation, an apple, or an tion to the native force. In Jamaica, 'on account of acorn,
existing circumstances,' it has been found requisite to Such are organizations in general, and plants are increase the number of troops. Horrible indeed is that peculiar species which display to us the Divine the necessity which requires the presence of a larger ideas in this class of natural being; and which form force in the West Indies, to waste away and perish the largest compartment in the immense panorama of beneath the pestilential influence of the climate, than the surface of our terrestrial fabric.
suffices to maintain our supremacy, over a population (To be continued.)
nearly ninely times as numerous as the whole of the British West India islands contain, white, brown, and
black, bond and free! Such is the cost of slavery, in FUNERAL OF THE LATE REV. ROWLAND HILL. treasure and in blood! When, a few years ago, reIn our last Number we announced the decease of the
turns were ordered to be laid before Parliament, of the Rev. Rowland Hill. We have now the gratification of
state of our army in the West Indies, they were withinforming our Readers of the solemn, impressive, and
held, on the plea urged by the then Secretary at War, truly edifying manner in wbich the mortal remains of
Sir Henry HARDINGE, and acquiesced in by the House, this devoted servant of Christ were committed to the
that the details of the returns would be too horrible to tomb, under the pulpit in Surrey Chapel, on Friday,
meet the public eye. Out of three regiments, consistApril 19. None were admitted except by tickets; yet
ing of 2,700 men, sent to one of the islands, it was the chapel was crowded to excess.
Multitudes of per
admitted that one-third had perished in a single season ! sons of high respectability, and many Committees of
Were slavery abolished, the whole defence of these religious societies, declined applying for tickets, under
colonies might be safely entrusted to a naval force and the conviction that it would be in vain to seek admis
the local militia, and at least a million sterling be saved zion.
to the country !”
and xc, and part
COMPARED WITH THE PRINCIPAL TOWNS. of the fifteenth chapter of the First Epistle to the Co. Importance of London, estimated by amount of Popu. rinthians. The body having been lowered into the lation, compared with the other large Towns of grase, the remaining part of the Burial Service was Great Britain: from the Census of 1831. read by the Rev. T. Jackson.
202,426 A hymn having then been sung, the Rev. Geo. Clay
City of London...... 122,799 Glasgow
162,156 ton, M. A. offered a most appropriate and affecting
Ditto, Westminster 202,891 Edinburgh
187,022 prayer. Then the beautiful hymn, beginning “ Jesus, Do. Lambeth ......
165,175 tby blood and righteousness," having been sung, the Do. Finsbury 224,839 Birmingham.....
146,986 Rev. William Jay, of Bath, preached a most impressive Do. Marylebone .. 240,294 Leeds.......
123,393 Sermon on Zech. xi, 2. It will be sufficient here to Do. Tower Hamlets 359,864 Bristol
104,338 remark, that Mr. Jay's discourse was worthy of the
91,692 lamented occasion; but only part of it was delivered,
1,439,417 Wolverbampton ....
67,514 and the whole was announced as intended to be given
62,053 to the Public. This extraordinary service was closed
58,019 with prayer, by the Rev. George Collison. Lord Hill, Commander in Chief of the Army, and
1,431,884 others of the family, honoured the inemory of their venerable relative by attending his funeral, as they had revered the character of that eminent minister of Christ By this statement it appears, that the Metropolis conwhile living. And we are confident that the respect tains a population exceeding the Twelve largest Towns thus shown to the public and private worth of their
of England and Scotland. In a former Number of the lamented uncle, must have produced a deep impression
Christian's Penny Magazine it was estimated, that there upon the ininds of his Lordship and his relatives. Sin
were Four Hundred Places of Worship of all denonicerely do we pray, that they may cherish the same
nations. Suppasing each were weekly to contain within divine principles which animated and supported their
its walls fifteen hundred suppliants at the throne of deceased relative ; and enjoying the same consolations, grace, although that would be greatly exceeding the anticipate the same immortal glory.
average, still it will be seen that not even one half could We purpose giving a biographical sketch of our ve.
be accaminodated! Yet how many of our chapels and nerable Friend and cordial Patron in our next Number.
churches do we find half empty! What an awful consideration, that in a population of nearly a million and
a half, not one-third may reasonably be calculated upon SACRIFICE OF BRITISH SOLDIERS IN THE
as attending the service of God! Every real Christian
will lainent this great neglect of public worship, and WEST INDIES.
exert himself in the sphere in which he moves to inWe have frequently made inquiry concerning the crease the number of the servants of God, and pray to health of our soldiers, stationed in the West Indies for the Alınighty to prosper the endeavours of themselves the protection of Negro Slavery. Statements the most and others to effect that great object.