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must be duly aware of the value afford a rich treat to every lover of a quotation, which is at once of hard words, and of the new in point, and which from its cast system of the English language. of composition is in no danger Thirdly, to nurses. Often of exciting the suspicion of pla. have our ears been assailed, and giarism. These essays are admir- " sensitive” feelings wound. ably adapted for the purpose. ed to the quick by the frivolous Take an example on the thesis, prattle, which these well-mean. "Omnia vincit amor.”
ing characters deal out to their " Two birds had built themselves a mos.
No sooner does the
dear little creature shew sympThen with sweet friendship on the neighboring tree
toms of impatience, on account They play'd : and 0! what love, what of the pricking of a pin, or the ecstacy!
want of a dinner, than it must Soon in the nest I saw some eggs were
be soothed by such strains as, laid, O’er which one bird her brooding wings
" See saw sacchara down, display'd.
Which is the way to London town, &c." All day I watch'd them from the arbor
“Rock-a-by baby in a tree top, green, Till young birds had nestled, where the When the wind blows, the cradle will
eggs had been. The old birds now appear'd with joy
“Queen Bessy, she crept and crept into a elate;
spout, More glad they flutter'd ; 0! their happy
And she crept and she crept, but she state !
cculù not creep out, &c." And ever were they busy on the wing, Fresh seeds and insects in their beaks to
-a set of rhymes, which are bring
calculated to convey very little Sweet was each morsel to the chirping knowledge, either moral or phi.
things, Each day in creased the feathers on their
losophical, to the infant mind. wings.”
Let mothers give it in charge to We would secondly recom
the nurse to discard these frivoli. mend these essays to foreigners.
ties, and to adapt to such tunes Moch time and labor would be as may seem in her wisdom the saved by persons ignorant of the
best, those moral essays in the language, if they could learn the work before us, of which chil. meaning of two words at once. dren are able to comprehend the Mr. Fellowes' publication prom
force. Thus, ises, in this view, to be of great
“Dear girl, said Arthur, when with glee,
He took his Mabel on his knee, utility. Examples of the 6 cal. How blest thus to be lov’d by thee, lida junctura,” as Horace some. For thou art every thing to me.” (p.50.) where expresses it, crowd upon you almost in every page.
This may serve as a good sub
stitute for Here you shall not only dis. "wind-gods” and 66
“Where does my lady's garden grow.”
sea. nymphs,” but “tear-drops” and and it is a fortunato circumstance “flower-flags,” and “sea-pow. that the same tune will answer ers" and
zephyr-train," and for both. "love-charms," and " co.mu. Fourthly, to that class of in. tual," and well-a-day," sipient men and women who may "heavenly-pure," and a hun. be termed the sentimental. This dred others, whose permutations class of mortals is always in love. and combinations cannot fail to Like Ella, in the last essay of VOL. II. Ņew Series,
Mr. Fellowes, without any exact few minutes : can reverend cler. determination of the point, what gymen now find no better em. they love or why they love, they ployment than to foster folly, are confident in the assurance, and to lead captive silly women? that
every pain which they suf. Is it for them to give force and fer, whether bodily or mental, is inveteracy to those domineering the result of this universal feel. passions, which never require to ing. To them we would strenu. be stimulated, and which, if un. ously recommend this work as controlled, will too surely cor. an invaluable treasure. When rupt the heart, and terminate in the weather is fine, and their tea profligacy and dissipation? What of proper flavor, whilst they opinion would have been enter. are overflowing with cheerful. tained
tained of Cranmer or Latimer, ness and good animal spirits, of Luther or Melanchthon, or what song can be better suited to Calvin, if they had so far forgot their breathing fibres” than the nature of those sacred duties, i The Praises of love?" It may which required all their time and be adapted with effect, either to all their talents, as to employ the piano-forte or the harp. themselves in filling the heads of “O Cupid ! god of ecstacy,
foolish girls with notions at once How sweet to love, and lov'd to be! childish and prejudicial, and in Through every sentient Seart it steals,» acquiring the character, of which
every clergyman should be cor.
dially ashamed that he is a pret. And when in the progress of the ty fellow among the ladies ? If seasons the leaves are falling from our Savior and his apostles are the trees, and colds and agues and to be objects of imitation to those fevers announce the approach of who pretend to inculcate their winter, let them only attribute precepts, and to tread in their their sensations to “insipient steps, by what part of their conlove,” and they have a song for duct can a clergyman justify November as well as for May: this degradation of his profes. "0! why these unusual emotions (do) I sion? What layman even who feel?
acknowledges as a predominant Why flutters my heart from my breast principle of action that sublime soft sighs steal," &c. &c.
rule," whether he eats or drinks, They will thus be able to deceive or whatever he does to do all to both themselves and their neigh. the glory of God,” who feels bors into the persuasion, that himself 16 a stranger and a pilthey are smarting under the ty- grim” here on earth, and is de ranny of the “love-god,” when termined to know nothing bethe wintry " wind-god,” is the low but “Jesus Christ and him real author of all their maladies; crucified;" what human being and they will derive consolation under the guidance of principles from the idea, in proportion like these, can prevail upon as the pangs of love are more himself to corrupt the taste of easy to tolerate, than the shootings the rising generation, and to enof rheumatism and the ravages of courage notions which in their age.
best view are extravagantly foolTo be serious however for a ish, and in their maturity are in
open hostility with the word of dency as this is, he is too weak God, and the eternal interests of to be very noxious. man ? Real virtuous love is in Mr. Fellowes has doubtless his no way connected with these admirers, and some happy fami. spurious feelings and sickly sen. lies may perhaps be found, in sibilities. Milton has displayed which the elder branches are singit with all its beauty, and it has ing in tragical chorus, that pa. an advocate in every rational thetic stanza, bosom ; but if for this you sub
"A boat upset by the fierce winds stitute the insipient sensations": Coastward the wild waves rollid ; of a Strangford, a Moore, ora- The moon-beam glimmering on the keel
Some dire disaster told.” We beg pardon of Mr. Fel.
(p. 30.) lowes and our readers, for being The good maiden aunt talks thus grave, where gravity may of Cupid the “ love.god ;” and be thought a little misplaced. every little creature in the house, De minimis non curat lex. And that has the gift of a tongue, is though Mr. Fellowes deserves vociferating the history of to be suspended for publishing Arthur and Mabel.” a volume so profligate in its ten.
EDINBURGH MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
hope, eventually turn out for the good of the mission, and the general diffusion of christian knowledge
through the country. They could The following extract from the scarcely have employed better means monthly letter of the missionaries for making the people doubt of their for December, will interest our read. present religion, than what they have ers, and all the friends of the mis. done, by prohibiting them from read. ; sion :
ing our books, and threatening them, "Since the month of July, 579 if any of these should be found in copies of the tracts have been circu. their possession. The gospel aclated, in the following proportions : cording to Matthew, is highly priz1. Of the advice of a Friend to a Mo. ed, and well understood. The time, hammedan, (consisting of 52 pages we trust, will speedily arrive, when octavo,) 88 copies. 2: The Princi. all our efforts will be crowned with ples of the New Testament, (14
Satan seems to tremble for pages octavo,) 214 copies. 3. Let. his honor. ter in Defence of St. Paul's Apos - " The missionaries met on the tleship, (7 pages octavo,) 50 copies. 19th, (December) when it was stat. 4, The Catechism (56 pages, octa- ed, that Omar (slave to Kubal, a sulvo,) 116 copies. 5. St. Matthew's tan in the village,) had long continu. Gospel, (50 pages folio,) 111 copies, ed stedfast in his attachment to us, We intend soon to print the third notwithstanding all the persecution edition of the second tract.
which he had met with from his “The tracts appear to have excit. countrymen ; that he had, more than ed considerable attention and inqui. 18 months ago, declared to several ry, among the people, and are the of the missionaries his belief in chris. subject of much conversation among tianity, and his determination to prothe chiefs, The hostile measures fess it, that he had earnestly besought which they have adopted, will, we them individually to assist him in
procuring his liberty, and that it ap- he would be a fortunate man. But. peared, the ransoming of him at pres- instead of hearkening to me, he has ent, might tend much to the further. suffered himself to be deceived by ance of religion. The meeting, in a parcel of vagrant Scotsmen!" consequence of these representa- 6. Wherever there are christian peo. tions, and other concurring circum- ple,” said the Colonel, “their relig. stances, resolved to ransom him, if ion is the same, although their cus. they could prevail on his master to toms be different: moreover, the part with him. The sum demanded religion of the reformed, is now the for him is unusually great but we hum- first religion in the world. No one bly hope, that the directors will not who wishes to do him gooil, will be displeased at our endeavoring, withhold it on that account.” Afeven at such an expense, to alleviate terward, the Colonel asked me, the distresses of one wbo has been whether I knew any thing of the in. bound, chained, imprisoned, and ex- fluence of Alohammedism' I told posed to the most complicated suf. him that I did, Mohammed, said I, ferings, on account of his attachment authorized polygamy, and divided the
If we succeed in procuring spoils of war in abundance among 16 his liberty, we hope it will have a followers ; while he declared, that considerable effect on the minds of the christian religion was true. I his countrymen
Our only fear is, am the prophet of the last times, that Kubal will not give him up for said he ; come unto me, murder the any price.
unbelievers, take possession of their Katagery, some days ago, paid property, and by so doing, you will us a visit. He continues to live with be saved at the last day. The avaColonel S -He often speaks on ricious, lascivious, and oppressive, the subject of religion to his country, believed him, laid many countries men, and has circulated a number of desolate, and shed abundance of tracts, and of Matthew's Gospel, blood. At this, the Sultan's counteamong the people, who live aboui the
nance changed, but he was ashamed Kubane. His relation, the general, to reply on account of the Colonel. continues to make him many offers Afterwards the Sultan said, “That of wealth and preferment, on condi. if the religion which I had embraced tion of his renouncing christianity; were true, others would be convert. but hitherto all his efforts have been ed as well as 1.” I told him, that vain. The following is one of his let. among these people, (Tartars and ters (translated from the Turkish,) Circassians,)perhaps scarcely one out to Mr. Brunton :
of an hundred could read; and the
rest knew not whether their own rea* much honored and dear friend, ligion was true or not. "How then," Brunton, peace!
said I,“ can they know whether an
other religion be true or not." “On the night of the 10th, the "Tonight, I sent beyond the Kubau, Colonel and I lodged in the Sultan's four sets of the tracts ; each containhouse, on which occasion, they be- ing a copy of each kind. They will gan to converse about me.
be sufficient for four Effendis. May he sees Abazas or Tartars," said the God grant his blessing to Low Oghla Colonel, “he goes continually and Ali Mirzah. He took some tracts preaches to them, urges them to em. from me, which he will circulate. I brace the religion of the reformed have distributed all the tracts which church, and gives them books." I received from Vasilii. Peace ! “ Yes," said the Sultan, “he is con
KATAGERY." tinually laboring to convert me to the religion of the reformed. I told him before to embrace the Russian religion, and that I would write to the
AFRICAN INSTITUTION. emperor, that a relation of mine wished to embrace christianity; but he A GENERAL, meeting of this body refused. If he would hearken to me, was held at the Free-mason's Tavern the emperor would advance him, and
on the 25th of March (the anniversa
ту of the abolition of the slave trade,) the African Palm, a valuable substitute his Royal Highness the Duke of for Russian hemp; and from the Gloucester in the chair A report Mangrove tree (both these trees of the proceedings of the Direc- abound in the river Sierra Leone) tors during the last year was read, an efficacious substitute for oak-bark and appeared to give general sat. in the tanning of leather ; they have isfaction. The Report having since authorized a careful experiment to be been printed, we are enabled to lay made at their expense, in order to an abstract of it before our readers. ascertain the accuracy of the in
Three African youths, educated formation. in the method of teaching pursued They have sent to Africa, a press in this country by Dr. Bell and Mr. on a new construction, forexpressing Lancaster, have been sent to Sierra the oil of the castor nut.
With a Leone. They have since been taken view to ascertain the possibility of into the service of Government, as raising silk in Africa, they bave sent school-masters, with adequate salar- thither a number of plants of the ies; and will of course ve employed, white mulberry tree. They have without any farther expense to the In. also transmitted plants and seeds of stitution, in the very line for which other valuable productions ; among they were intended.
the rest, the genuine Peruvian bark, The Directors have authorized the camphor, the green and bohea teaGovernor of Sierra Leone to do his tree, and tobacco, utmost to induce the African chiefs They have offered premiums for the to send their children to the schools importation of cotton wool, indigo, at Sierra Leone; and to select some and rice, from Africa into this counof those, who, during their education' try, and for the growth of coffee, A there, may have given proof both of premium of fifty guineas, as we stagood capacity and favorable disposi- ted in a former number, has been ad. tions, to be sent to England, in order judged to Messrs. Andersons, of to their being farther instructed in Philpot Lane, for an importation of such branches of knowledge as are upwards of 10,000lb. weight of cotnot attainable in Africa, but may ton, which sold for 2s. 8d. per lb. promise to be generally beneficial. and it appears, that these gentlemen,
The Directors, with a view to have greatly enlarged theif cott promote the study of the native lan. plantations on the river Sierra Leonium guages of Africa by Europeans and Some rice has been imported into the others resident at Sierra Leone, have West Inilies from the Windward empowered the Governor to engage Coast ; and more is likely to be carriproper persons at their expense, to ed thither. The Directors here state teach the Arabic andSoosoo languages. that " they have derived much satis
They have conveyed to Sierra Le- faction from observing this beginning one, and other parts of the coast, of a commercial intercourse between large quantities of the seed of the Africa and the West Indies, so dif. best kinds of cotton, which they have ferent in its character and effects directed to be widely distributed from that which alone has hitherto among the natives ; and to the culti- been carried on between them. In vation of which they have done their the present state of the West-Indian utmost to turn the attention of all Islands, cut off from the American descriptions of persons in Africa. Continent, which furnished them They have also sent out a number of with so large a share of the provis. machines for cleaning the cotton, ions they consumed, it seems to be and have prepared, and printed for of the utmost importance to cherish general circulation, a paper of direc- this new source of supply. Indepen. tions for its culture and management, dently, therefore, of those powerful from the time of putting the seed in.
claims which Africa has upon our to the ground, until it is fit to be justice and liberality, this country shipped.
is bound, by the plainest dictates of Information having been commun- policy, to labor in advancing the icated to the Directors respecting civilization of that Continent. the practicability of procuring from The Directors have been prosecuting