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rary palliative of individual distress; yet, ir In the press : The Life of Bossuet, Bishop looking into so many cases of complicated and of Meaux, by C. Butler, Esq.;— The Life of extreme misery, many must occur, in which the Rev. T. Lindsey, by the Rev. T. Bel. some immediate relief will be indispensably sham;-An improved edition of the Rev. W. requisite." Contributions, therefore, will be Bennet's Essay on the Gospel Dispensa. received, and tickets may be had, at the tion ;-and A new 8vo. edition of the entire office, and at Mr. Hatchard's, No. 190, Pic. Works of Dr. Watts.

cadilly, in parcels of ten, twenty, thirty, &c. Preparing for the press: A Catalogue at the price of three-pence each, to be disRaisonneé of the early printed Books in the tributed to beggars, and serve as directions Library of the Earl of Spencer, with Notes, and tickets of admission to the office. No Fac-similes, &c. by the Rev. T. F. Dibdin, beggar to be admitted at the office without a in 2 vols. super royal 8vo., price to Sub- ticket, and each beggar, so admitted, to rescribers five Guineas ;-A Review of the ceive the value of the ticket at least. Financial Operations of the Court of Brazil,

The Chancellor's two gold medals, for the since its Establishment in South America ;- best proficients in classical learning amongst A Translation of Michaelis's work on the the coinmencing Bachelors of Arts, at CamMosaic Law.

bridge, have been adjudged to Mr. T. S.

Gussett, of Trinity College, a scholar on Lord An office has been opened at No. 23, Ar- Craven's foundation, and Mr. C. Neal, of tillery Place, Westminster, under the super- St. John's, the senior wrangler. intendence of Matthew Martin, Esq. the Mr. Bullock has re-opened his Museum in primary object of which is, to obtain infor- Piccadilly, for the advancement of the mation on the causes, nature, and extent, of science of Natural History, under ihe title Mendicity, with a view to the introduction of of the London Museum, in a style of maga plan, for the suppression of beggary, the nificence which has added an ornament to diminution of parish burthens, and the relief the metropolis. In most departments, the of the poor, on more favourable terms to the subjects have been doubled in number; the public.“ But though, (says Mr. Martin), specimens are choice, in the highest possible the object of the inquiry be, professedly and preservation, and are arranged according to primarily, the acquisition of information on the Linnean system. They consist of about the causes and extent of the evil, with a 15,000 species of quadrupeds, birds, reptiles, view to the adoption of a regular and per- fishes, insects, corals, &c. collected during manent plan, for general relief of the ob twenty years of unwearied exertion, and at jects, and ine eventual suppression of beg an expense exceeding 30,0001. gary, rather than to furnish a mere tempo




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Counties. Males. Females. Tutal. Counties. Males. Females, Total.
Bedford. 33,171 37,042 70,213 Anglesey 17,467 19,625 $7,092
57,360 60,917 118,277 Brecon

18,529 19,228 97,750
Buckingham 56,208 61,44% 117,650 Cardigan 23,793 26,539 50,352
Cambridge. 50,756 50,353 101,109 Carmarthen 36,080 41,137 77,917
Chester.. 110,844 116,190 227,031 Carnarvon. 23,241 25,778 49,019
Cornwall 103,310 113,3571 216,667 Denbigh 31,129] 33,111 64,940
Cumberland 63,433 70,311 133,744 Flint

22,712) 23,806 46518 Derby

91,494 93,995 185,487 Glamorgan
Devon 179,553 203,755 383,308 Merioneth..
Dorset .. 57,717 66,976 12-4,693 Montgomery!
Durham. 84,777 95,028 179,805 Pembroke . 27,433 35,162 60,615

124,839 1:27,634 252,473 Radnor ... 10,571 11,248 91,799
Gloucester. 129,546 148,990 278,536
Hereford 46,404 47,669 94,073 Totals.... 289,414 317,966 607,380
Hertford 55,023 56,631 111,654
Huotingdon 20,402 21,806 42.208

Kent ..
181,925 188,960 370,885 Aberdeen

60,973) 75,950 136,903 Lancaster 394,104 434,205 828,309 Argyll

40,675 44,910 85,585 Leicester 73,366 77,053 150,419 Ayr Lincoln...

48,506 55,448 103,954 109,707 112,844 222,551 Banff

14,911) Middlesex .. | 433,036 517,006 950,0+2 Berwick

19,199 $4,100

14,466 16,313 50,779 Monmouth 25,715 25,559

51,274 Bute


6,488 12,088 Norfolk... 133,076 153,906 291,982 Caithness • 10,608

12,811 23,419 Northampt. 68,279 73,074 141,353 Clackınanan


6,295 12,010 Northumber. 80,385 91,776 172,161 Dumbarton .

11,569 Nottingham 79,057 83,843 162,900 Dumfries

29,347 Oxford 59,140 60,064 119,204 Edinburgh


83,541 148,444 Rutland 7,931 8,449)


15,707 28,108 Salop... 96,038 98,662 194,700



55,304 101,479 Somerset 141,449 161,731 303,181 Forfar

48,151 59,113 107,264 Southampto. 118,434 126,913 245,317

Haddington 14,232 Stafford .. 148,758 147,765 296 523 Inverness

16,93% 31,164

Suffolk 111,866 122,033 233,899 Kincardine 12,580)
Surrey. 151,811 172,040 323,851 Kinross ...

3,4661 3,779
93,470 189,245 Kirkcudbrig.

15,788) Warwick

17,896 33,684 104,487 114,406 218.893 Lanark Westmorlan.

88,688 103,064 191,75% 22,902 23,084 Wilts....

8,87+1 91,560 102,268 193,828 Nairn

3,530 4,721
Worcester: 78,261 82,740 161,001 Ork.&Shetld
York, E. R.

81,205 86,148 167,353 Peebles.. 4,846 5,089
N. R
77,505 80,699 158 204 Perth

W. R. 321,651 331,351 653,002 Renfrew

71,059 185,09 41,960

50,636 92,596

Ross&Crom. 27,640 Totals. ... 4,555,257 4,944,148 9,499,400 Roxburgh ..

33,213 60,855

17,113 20,117 57,250 Selkirk

2,750 3,139 Stirling 27,745

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dispatched a letter (which was read to the On the 6th instant, the British and Foreign meeting), wherein his lordship expressed his Bible Society held its Eighth Anniversary at

regret at being compelled to retire, and the Freemason's Hall. The attendance was so

more so because it had been his intention to namerous, that the Hall was filled almost im. dent. Mr. Wilberforce, after adverting to

nuove the resolution of thanks to the presimediately after the doors were opened ; and the suddenness with which the duty of makmany hundreds, among whom we regret to say were the Earl of Hardwicke, and several ing that motion had devolved on him, de members of Parliament , and other gentle classed with the happiest of his effusions on

livered a speech which would deserve to be men, were unable to obtain admission. At 12 ó'clock, Lord Teignmouth, the president, ed the noble president on being the centre of

any preceding anniversary. He complimentopened the business of the day by reading the largest religious circle which the world the Eighth Report; which, from the variety had ever witnessed. “ Little did your lordand importance of the facts it enumerated, ship expect," said Mr.W., " when you reand the very animated and impressive sentiments with which it concluded, may justly turned to your native country, to enjoy that be considered the most interesting and valu.

case and retirement which your public laable of those compilations for which the bours in so arduous a government had earn. Society is indebted to the able, pious, and ed, that so high and useful a destination was indefatigable exertions of its truly Christian reserved for you as that to which your lordpresident. His lordslip baving brought it to ship has been called.” Mr. W. then proa close, delivered a brief and impressive ad ceeded to descant, with his usual eloquence dress; and proceeded to read a letter from and feeling, on the scene which be now had the Bishop of Durham, wherein that excel the satisfaction to witness, contrasting it lent prelate expressed his deep regret at

with the stormy and tumultuous scenes in being prevented, by the state of liis health, which so great a part of his time is spent. at so advanced a period of life, from attend. He seemed to have entered a higher region. ing the meeting of a society in which he took and to have left the clouds and storms of so cordial an interest, and desired that a

this lower world beneath him. The institudraft for 50l. might be accepted as his proxy. tion appeared to him very aptly described in The Bishop of Kildare, a vice-president of those beautiful lines of Goldsmith : the society, then moved, that the Report As some tall cliff, that lifts its awful form, should be adopted and printed. The Bishop Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the prefaced this motion by an admirable speech, storm; in which he stated the want and accept- Tho'round its breast the rolling clouds are ability of the Scriptures, according to the spread, authorised version, not only among the Pro- Eternal sunshine settles on its head. testants, but also among very many of the Roman Catholics in Ireland, and spoke in

The Bishop of Cloyne seconded the mo. terms of high cominendation of the exertions

tion, made by the Hibernian Bible Society of

The Rev. Dr. Winter, in moving the thanks Dublin to meet the exigency. The Bishop to the vice-presidents, delivered a judicious asserted, that the ignorance which prevailed and candid speech, in which he described, in in that country on the subject of religion was very appropriate terms, the happy union of "not to be conceived, that the doctrines of the Christian parties which this society exhibitReformation were utterly unknown in many ed. Lord

Calthorpe and Sir Thomas Baring, parts of it. His lordship then described, in in severally seconding this and a preceding a very feeling manner, the recent accession motion, delivered their sentiinents briefis, of a Professor of Maynooth to the Protestant but in a very feeling and impressive manner. Established Church; and concluded by an The Bishop of Meath, a vice-president, affecting appeal on behalf of a people who moved the thanks to the Committee, in a needed so greally the assistance of the Soc speech of great energy. His lordship conciety, and were so prepared to profit by it,

curred with the Bishop of Kildare in repreThe Earl of Hardwicke, having been pre- senting the state of Ireland as deeply needvented by the crowd from entering the Haúing the benefit which it was in the power of CHRIST. OBSERY. No. 125.

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this society to impart. The Bishop remarked, tions, she would have the means of extensive that only the skirts of that cloud charged usefulness, and be a source of happiness to with fertilizing showers, to which the noble the world. If, on the contrary, her conpresident had compared this benevolent so- nection with other nations should be destroy. ciely, had yet extended to Ireland. His ed, if she should experience such a reverse lordship expressed the warmest satisfaction as to cut off the means of her commercial at witnessing so numerous a meeting, united wealth and greatness, she would have withia thus cordially and ardently on an object herself those resources which would sustain of so much importance, and assured them her under calamity, and make national adthat he should endeavour to impart a similar versity contribute to her improvement. impression to the clergy of that diocese The Bishop of Salisbury expressed the which constituted the sphere of bis labours. cordial satisfaction with wbich he took a share

The Right Hon. N. Varsittart, M. P. se in the duties of this interesting occasion; conded the motion of thanks to the Com- and moved the thanks of the meeting to the mittee in a speech distinguished by his cus- Synod of Glasgow, and the several Synods, tomary candour, ability, and discrimination. Presbyteries, &c., in North Britain, for theis He bore the strongest testimony, from his liberal contributions and support. This moown personal experience, to the industry and tion was seconded by the Rev.T.White, M.A. harmony of the Committee, and the uni. Henry Thornton, Esq., M. P. then came formity with which, merging all peculiarities forward, and moved thanks to the seveof religious sentiment, they pursued the great ral Auxiliary Societies, &c. In doing this ubject of their appointment.

be entered into a detailed and very judici. The thanks to the Treasurer were moved ous consideration of the advantages arising by C. Grant, Esq. M. P. and seconded by both to the funds and operations of the inT. Babington, Esq. M. P. in a short but per- slitution from the establishment of Auxilitinent speech, delivered under the incon- ary Societies. He appealed to the prodigivenience of a cold which almost suppressed ous item in the cash account of 24,8131. his utterance.

3s. 10d. furnished by Auxiliary Societies The Bishop of Norwich then rose, and alone, in justification of his statement; and moved the thanks to the Secretaries. His after explaining, in a variety of ways, the Jordship stated, that he could bear his tes. solid and permanent beuefits connected with timony to their zeal; and proceeded to ex this system of localization, concluded a very patiate on their services, to which himself able, lominous, and higlily satisfactory had been witness, with that simplicity, feel- specchi, by representing the several Auxili. ing, and liberality, by which he is so much ary Societies as possessing claims to the distinguished.

warmest gratitude of the meeting. Mr. Steinkopff, in returning thanks, ad Lord Gambier then rose, and moved the dressed the meeting briefly with that Chris- thanks to the Corresponding Committee in tian pathos which characterise all his ad- Bengal. In doing this, his lordship apolodresses,

gised for liis inability to support the motion Dr. Brunmark, (Chaplain to the Swedish as it deserved. The profession of arms, bis Embassy) then caine forward, and after ap- lordship observed, was not farourable to pealing, as a foreigner, to the indulgence of habits of public speaking. He did, however, the audience, delivered a very sensible, pious, consider it a great honour to perform the and impressive address. He particularized lowest office in this society: and, therefore, the services which the Society had rendered trusting that his feelings would be accepted by promoting the printing of the Scriptures as an atonement for the deficiency of his ex. in the Swedish, Laponese, and Finnish lan- pression, he should satisfy himself with simply guages; and described the value of these offering the resolution which he held in his services, and the gratitude with which they hand to their adoption. C. Grant, Esq., were felt, in a most interesting manner. M. P., seconded the motion.

The Rev. Mr. Haghes followed, and offer The Rev.John Townsend (of Bermondsey). ed his thanks to the meeting on behalf of in moving the thanks to those gentlemen himself and his colleagues, to whom he was who had contributed books to the library, not more united in office and in labour, than delivered a very candid and pleasing address in respect and affection. Mr. Hughes closed He was followed by the Rev. Mr. Simeon (of an excellent address by glancing at the ad- Cambridge), who adverted with much feel. vantages which would result from this society ing to those labourers in the East, Messrs. to Britain, whatever might be her destination. Martyn and Thomason, who had commenced If she wore to remain the abitress of ns. their pastoral duties in the service of his own

church, and whom he regarded with the af. we scarcely think we assume too much in fection of a brother.

claiming for an association so employed and The Bishop of Norwich baving moved the supported, the contributions, the co-operathanks to Lord Teignmouth, for his Lord. tion, and the prayers of those who are sin ship's conduct in the chair, Mr. Owen came cerely desirous “ that all men should be forward, and closed the business of the day saved, and come to the knowledge of the by an animated address. He congratulated truth.” the meeting on the services which had been The following is a brief abstract of the rendered this day to the cause of the Society, Report of the Committee which was read on by Irish and English prelates, by the de. this occasion : fenders of our country (alluding to Lord The success which has attended the exere Gainbier), and (pointing to Messrs. Vansit- tions of the Society has been established in tart, Wilberforce, and H. Thornton,) by the the former Reports. The Report of proenlighteners and liberators of mankind. Mr. ceedings during the eighth year of its existe O. then called upon the meeting to take a ence will prove not less gratifying. view of the Society in reference to the agents

I. EUROPE. which it had called into employment, the 1. Finland.--It appears that the number various scenes in which it was acting its dig- of persons who speak the Finnish language is nified part, and the objects on which its kind. not less than 1,300,000, and that the various ness was extended. The direct advantage of editions of the Scriptures printed in it hare this society was, he said, scarcely greater never been adequate to their supply. No than the contingent benefit which resulted edition either of the Old or New Testament indirectly from it. While civil polity and has been published for the last thirty years ; social happiness were ultimately pronoted, and scarcely a single perfect copy of the it was impossible not to see and admire in former is to be purchased, On the ground what degree religion profited by the infia of this information, the printing of the Finence of such an association. The corre nish Scriptures has been encouraged by a spondence which it elicited, and the testi- grant of 500l. The result lias been, that the monies which it collected from every part of Governor General, and the Bishop of Fin. the world, were so many depositions from land, have most cordially approved the mea. independent and concurring witnesses to the sure ; and that the Emperor of Russia, in truth, the power, and the excellence of Chris. testimony of his approbation, added to the tianity. After a train of remarks, illustra- Society's grant the sum of 5000 rubles from tive of these positions, Mr. O. concluded, by his own privy purse. “ Thus," to adopt the urging the members to take encouragement words of the Bishop of Finland, “ in the from the triumplis which they had wimessed Lord's name, a foundation is laid for a work, this day. * Be ye steadfast,” said Mr. O. from which religion in geueral, and the Fin" unmoveable-always abounding in this nish Church in particular, will, by the help work of the Lord: forasmuch as ye know of God, derive a certain and lasting advan. that your labour has not been, is not, nor tage.” A society has been formed in Finever will be, in vain--io the Lord.”

land, on the suggestion of the Committee, for Thus terminated the eighth anniversary of the continued circulation of the Holy Scripthis great institution. The multitude, amounting to between 2 and 3000 (and which would, 2. Lapland. The Laponese Testament, had there been space, bave amounted to al- stated in former Reports to have been printe most double the number) were literally of one ing under the superiutendence of Bishop heart and one mind. Never did the counte. Nordin, is now completed; and 2500 copies nances of men indicate more visibly the strong have been sent into Swedish Lapland. feelings of joy aud affection. So perfectly The Royal Chancery of Stockholm bas adhad the great subject absorbed all subordinate dressed a letter to the Committee of the considerations, that not an expression drop- Stockholm Society, expressing the satisfacped from any speaker which betrayed a con- tion of the King with the exertions made troversial feeling. A stranger to what has for improving the religious knowledge of the appeared in print would have supposed that Swedish Laplanders. The Russian govern. in this institution of pure and vast benevo- ment has issued a proclamation authorising lence there is (as we trust there soon will be) the importation of the Laponese New Testabut one opinion and one feeling throughout ments into Russian Lapland. Measures; the British empire, and the Christian world. have been adopted for the distribution of And when the substance of the Report which 1000 copies in Danish Lapland. we are about to give, shall have been_read, The disposition manifested by the Russian


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