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" The consideration, as to what sort fallacious theory, no hypothetical disof evidence mankind are at liberty to tinction between the several species of refuse, or bound to receive, when ap- evidence, will be available on that day, plied to the being of a Creator, is not • when the last account betwixt heaven one of speculative inquiry, but of im- and earth is to be made.?" Sumner, portant and awful responsibility. No vol. I. pp. 251-259.
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL INTELLIGENCE,
judged to H. C. Boutflower, scholar of In the Press :--A System of Mechanical St. John's, for his Essay on the following Philosophy, by the late Dr. John Ro- subject : “ The Doctrine of the Atonebinson, of Edinburgh, edited by Dr. ment is agreeable to Reason." Brewster, comprising the most recent The subject of the Hulsean Prize Discoveries, in 4 vols. 8vo. ;-A History Dissertation for the present year, is of Mohammedanism, by Mr. C. Mills ; 66 The probable Causes of the apparent An Inquiry into the Effects of Spiritous Neglect with which some celebrated Liquors on the Physical and Moral Writers of Antiquity treated the Chris. Faculties of Man ;-- An Examination of tian Religion.” the Prophecies, with a View to passing The Seatonian Prize for 1816 is ad. Events, by Mr. Bicheno ;-A Course of judged to the Rev. C.H. Terrot, M. A. Lectures on the Church Catechism, for of Trinity College, Cambridge, for his every Sunday in the Year, by the Rev, Poem on “Hezekiah and Sennacherib." Sir Adam Gordon, Bart. ;--Serious The subject of the Norrisian Prize Warnings, by the Rev. J. Thornton, in Essay for the present year is, “ The in1 vol. 12mo.;--and some detached Por ternal Evidence of the Genuineness and tions of an Epic Poem, with a Poem in Authenticity of the Gospels." Greek Hexameters, by Mr. Bayley, for The subjects of the Members' Prizes merly of Merton College.
for the present year are: For Senior Preparing for Publication :--Two Vo Bachelors, “ Utrùm Sibyllina Oracula è lumes of Practical Sermons, by the late sacris Judæorum libris compilata fueDr. W. Bell ;--Description of the Re rint.” Middle Bachelors, “Utrùm recte mains of Antiquity on the South Coast judicaverit Cicero, omnia Romanos aut of Asia Minor, by Capt. Beaufort ;- invenisse per se sapientius, quàm GræOutlines of Geology, by Mr. Brande, cos,aut accepta ab illis, fecisse meliora.” of the Royal Institution ;-A Journey - The subjects for Sir William Browne's through Asia Minor, Armenia, and Koor three gold medals are, for the Greek Ode, distan,in 1813 and 1814, by J.M.Kinneir. Τα παντα, ίδου ότι καλα λίαν (Gen. 1.
A new weekly paper has lately ap. 31.) For the Latin Ode, “ Iol Debelpeared, called The Philanthropic Ga lata." For the Epigrams, ai deutépelo zette, announced as particularly adapted opovrid es como tepal for the use of schools, families, and be The Chancellor's third gold medal is nevolent societies.
to be given this year to the best EngOxford.
lish poem; the subject “ Jerusalem.»; The following are the subjects for the Dr. Smith's annual prizes of 251. cach, Chancellor's prizes for the year 1817. to the two best proficients in MathemaFor Latin verses, Regnum Persicum
tics and Natural History amongst the à Cyro fundatum.” For an English Es- commencing Bachelors of Arts, are thig say, “ On the Union of Classical with
year adjudged to Mr. John Thomas Mathematical Studies. For a Latin Austen, of St. John's College, and Mr. Essay, " Quam vim habeat ad infor- Temple Chevallier, of Pembroke Hall, mandos Juvenum Animos Poetarum the first and second Wranglers. Lectio ?”—For Sir Roger Newdigate's Prize, “ The Farnese Hercules."
The general bill of christenings and Cambridge.
burials in London, including the 97 The Hulsean Prize for 1816 is ad- parishes within, and the 17 parishes
without the walls : the 23 out-parishes comparative state of the revenue of this in Middlesex and Surrey, and the 10 country, in the years ending 5th Jang. parishes in the city and liberties of ary, 1816, and 5th January, 1817:Westminster, is as follows:--Christened,
Jan. 3, 1816. Jan, 5, 1817. 12,132 males, 11,449 females; in all, Customs 10.487,522 8,380,721 23,581. Buried, 10,105 males, 10,211 Excise 26.562.432 22,868. 196 females ; in all, 20,216.
5.865,413 5,969.721 It is affirmed, that frosted potatoes Post-olice 1,548,000 1,426.000 may recover their qualities and flavour Assessed Taxes 6,214,987 5.783.322 by being soaked for three hours in cold Property Tax 14,318,572 11,559,590 water, (not freezing,) to be changed Land Taxes 1 079,993 1,127,929 every hour. They may also be con Miscellaneous . 366,883 245,215 verted into starch. A French brig, laden with wines, we
66,443,802 57.360,694 are sorry to say, was lately wrecked on The repeal of the Property and Malt the Penbryn Sands, in Wales, when she Taxes, in the last year, will of course was shamefully pillaged by the neigh- greatly reduce the lowest of these agbouring peasantry. The Bishop of St. gregates in future quarters. The arDavid's, with that bumanity and pa rears to be now called in are probably triotism which belong to him, has addressed a circular letter to his clergy, reprobating the disgraceful transaction, The well-known individual who,during conveying to them his warmest wish some of the last eventful years, is geand injunction to lose no time in repre- nerally understood to have conducted the senting to their congregations, in terms political department of the newspaper "sharper than any two-edged sword,” called The Times, having withdrawn the cruel and unchristian enormity of from his connexion with that journal, has plundering wrecks; and recommending undertaken the entire management of a it to them to preach on this subject at daily morning newspaper formerly called least twice in every year, pressing on The Day, but which is now called The the consciences of the people the na- Day and New Times, and which he angrant criminality of the practice. nounces his intention of conducting on
A working smith and farrier, of the the same independent and patriotic name of Thomas, at Newport, in Mon- principles which have hitherto guided mouthshire, is said to have invented
“ From those party attachand completed a clock, upon an entirely ments and connexions," he observes, new principle. It goes for the space of 66 which might warp bis judgment, he is 384 days by once winding up; it has a well known to be free. His cbaracter. pendant and vibrating seconds; the istic is independence; but he is no less plates and wheels are of brass, and the averse to encouraging mobs, and riots, pinions are of cast steel; the dial plate and convulsions in the state by a timid shows the minutes and seconds. This vacillating half-censure, than by open ingenious piece of mechanism has hi and undisguised approbation.
When therto performed its operations with
the constitution is assailed, the governthe utmost correctness.
ment, as a part of the constitution, ought We formerly alluded to the new en to be supported with heart and band, gine for printing by means of steam. with sure exertion, and with fixed conIts capabilities have lately been much fidence.” It is a part of his plan to fur. improved. With the aid of two or three nish a regular weekly Antidote to the boys, it perfects about one thousand poison disseminated by Mr. Cobbett, in sheets an hour; while a common press, his two-penny weekly Political Register. wrought by two men, requires eight The first number of the Anti-Cobbett, or hours for the same result. The opera weekly Patriotic Register, appeared on tion of the new engine somewhat re Saturday the 15th instant, the day on sembles that of the rolling press of which the New Times commenced its copper-plate printers.
career, and it affords a good promise of Sir H. Davy's wire-gauze safe. lamp future efficiency. It contains a pointed has now been in general use in almost exposure of the effrontery and tergiver. all the northern mines infested with fire sation of Mr. Cobbett. This new jourdamp, for about eight months, without a nal, therefore, prefers a strong claim, failure.
especially at the present crisis, to the The following is a brief view of the patronage of all who are attached to our
admirable constitution, and who wish to J. Harrington, Esq. Its primary obpreserve it from the extravagance and ject is the tuition of the sons of respectfolly of annual parliaments and universal able Hindoos in the English and Indian suffrage, with all their necessary results languages, and in the literature and sciof proscription, pillage, and blood. But ence of Europe. Only 60,000 rupees The New Times presents, if possible, a bad been subscribed for the erection of still stronger claim to the countenance the college on the 6th June last. The and support of our readers. We have number of students contemplated was long lamented the polluted state of the two hundred. daily press; and all fathers and mothers
The reports of the examinations at of families, who place any value in the the College of Fort William, in the last purity of their sons and daughters, must year (1816) have been more favourable have sympathized with us. Happily than usual. Out of 36 students who the conductor of The New Times par entered the hall to be examined, and ticipates in this feeling, and promises to who formed the whole body under insupply, as far as a vigilant superintend struction, 25 were reported qualified ence can avail, that which has so long for the public service, by a competent been a desideratum, such a paper as proficiency in two of the languages may be " openly read in every family taught. without raising a blush on the most modest cheek, or giving a shock to the
AFRICA. purest heart."
is part of his plan, We are much concerned to announce that “po indecency should pollute the to our readers the disastrous terminapage, that no private scandal should be tion of the expedition to explore the promoted, nor any immoral institution river Congo or Zaire. The vessel hayadvocated.” If this pledge should be ing ascended the river as far as the first redeemed, it will become the duty of all rapids, and its farther progress being heads of families, of all indeed who there arrested, Captain Tuckey deterhave at heart the moral interests of the mined on prosecuting his researches by rising generation, to patronize this at land. The attempt proved fatal to him tempt to purify the daily press; espe and about fourteen or fifteen of his associally as the known talents and expe- ciates, who fell the victims of disease, inrience of the conductor afford an assur duced by excessive fatigue and exposure, ance that his paper will not fall below in a climate very uncongenial to Euroany of the others in respect to the dis. pean constitutions. Among the deaths cussion of public questions, or the com are numbered Captain Tuckey, the munication of political intelligence. We commander; Lieut. Hawkey; Mr. Smith, feel it at least to be our duty to bring the botanist; Mr. Tudor, the comparathe consideration of the subject before tive anatomist ; Mr. Cranch, the natural our readers.
historian; Mr. Eyre, the purser, and
Mr. Galway. The journals of the capINDIA.
tain and the different scientific gentleThe Hindoo College, at Calcutta, is men have been preserved, and will be in a state of progress. Its president is given, we understand, to the public, by Sir Edward East, and its vice-president, Mr. Barrow, of the Admiralty.
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BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE lively gratitude, and feel themselves SOCIETY.
inflamed thereby to repay your geneSOME fresh extracts from the corres rosity by their labours in the same pondence of the Society have recently work, for the benefit of our fellow appeared, from which we shall proceed men, who stand in need of that volume to transcribe a few passages.
which contains the words of salvation to 1. Extract of a letter from Prince Ga- mankind. By such mutual co-operation,
litzin, President of the Russian Bible when each, according to his ability and Society, to Lord Teignmouth, dated opportunities, promotes the common St. Petersburg, Oct. 18, 1816. cause; when one offers the means, and
66 The constant and sincere partici- the other, from his peculiar situation, pation which unites the British and has it in his power to employ them; the Foreign and Russian Bible Societies, object of the Bible Society is attained causes me to feel a most particular in the most advantageous manner. May pleasure in fulfilling the request of the we not in this instance apply the words members of our Committee, by com of the Apostle Paul ! Now there are municating to your Lordship some cir diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit, cumstances regarding the cause of the And there are differences of adminisBible Society in Russia.
trations, but the same Lord. And 66 | esteem it therefore my first duty there are diversities of operations, but to notice the new grant of 2,0001. made it is the same God which worketh all by your Society, for the purpose of pro in all.' viding stereotype plates for the Leitish " It is truly pleasing to observe, how and Esthopian Bible; as also the fount rapidly a most earnest desire to read of Turkish types for the use of the Scot the words of eternal life spreads in our tish Missionaries in Astrachan, in order country. Copies of Bibles and Testato enable them to print, on our account, ments in different languages are dean edition of the New Testament in the manded by thousands ; and, notwithTartar language. Our Committee feel, standing our utmost exertions to prein all its extent, the high worth of that pare many different editions, the ComChristian charity which actuates the mittee are unable to comply with the members of the London Committee, greatest part of these demands, not only inducing them to furnish with the words in the Slavonian, but even in the Gerof eternal life the inhabitants of regions man, Finnish, Esthonian, Lettish, and so remote, and to them entirely strange; various other languages. On the one but upon whom, regarding them as hand, it pains the members of the Comtheir brethren, they wish to shower mittee, to be unable to provide, with down the same blessings, which they this spiritual nourishment, every one endeavour in the most abundant mea who is hungering for the bread of life ; sure to impart to their own country- and therefore they hasten, as much as
This holy impulse is evidently possible, to multiply copies of that book the fruit produced by the power of which contains it: but, on the other the same word which the Bible So- hand, they rejoice in seeing that their ciety seeks to propagate every where. labours are not in vain in the Lord, and The Committee of the Russian Bible that, by assistance from on High, they Society accept of this new aid from an are enabled to excite and to satisfy this institution, animated by the same spirit hunger at the same time; and this spurs with our own, with feelings of the most them on to still greater exertions. The