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ones, with yellow heads, or with a ring about the praise. How casy love makes every thing, when we peck; and white ones, with a yellow breast, and know the love of God! That is a sweet direction : white head and tail. Those wbich are
“ In every thing give thanks; by prayer and supirregularly marked are less esteemed.
plication, with thanksgiving, &c.” There is more which the tail comprises two inches and a quarter, California ; but the gold of that land (the heavenly The canary bird is five inches in length, of divinity in that verse than in all the fathers. It is a
bit of gold which enriches. They talk of the gold of Sometimes the female is not easily distinguished Canaan) is good. Rev. E. Bickersteth. from the male ; but the latter has generally deeper and brighter colours, the head is rather thicker, the body is more slender throughout, and the
Poetry. temples and space around the eyes are always of HYMNS FOR THE SUNDAYS IN THE YEAR. a brighter yello:y than the rest of the body. In sclecting a bird, those are best which stand
By Joseph FEARN. upright on the perch, appear bold and lively, and
(SUGGESTED BY SOME PORTION are not frightened at every noise they hear, or
VICE FOR THE DAY). every thing they see. If its eyes are bright and cheerful, it is a sign of bealth; but, if it keeps
(For the Church of England Magazine.) its head under the wing, it is drooping and sickly. EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
Its song should also be particularly noticed ; for there is much difference in this respect. But, “And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will as it often lepends on the particular taste of the bring you into the bond of the covenant."-(1st lesson far purchaser, no directions can be given for its appli- morning) Ezek. xx. 37.
'Tis the voice of the Saviour cation. In respect to the notes of these birds,
That falls on the ear, there is much difference. Some of them have
In the words of this promise, very fine notes ; but, if the song is not fine, they
So sweet, and so clear. can be educated by being placed with another,
“ It is I, their Creator, which is a good singer.
Their Guide and their God, They catch the tones of other kindred songsters
Who will cause all my children with considerable facility; hence, among the best
To pass 'neath the rod. singers there is a material difference in the song,
“ I have seen how they wander, which depends mainly on the bird with which
Like sheep that are lost; they have been educated. In some countries the
And, lo! I come to save them, nightingale is employed as a master musician to a
Whatever the cost. whole flock of canaries; and it is this which gives
'Tis a solemn engagement, some foreign birds a different tone of voice from
And sealed with my blood, those bred in this country:
In the councils and bond of In teaching the canary bird to sing, it is usual
A covenant God." to take him from his comrade, and place him in a
Be it thine, then, my spirit, cage alone. This is covered with a cloth; when
To cast all thy care a short simple air is whistled to him, or played on
Upon him, who is mighty a fute, or a small organ. In this manner, by
To save from despair. repeating the tune five or six times each day,
In thy weakness, remember especially mornings and evenings, he will learn to
The strength of thy God; sing it. But it will frequently require five or six
Take his promise to lean on, months before he will retain the whole tune.
His staff, and his rod. Canary birds sometimes batch their young
And, since Christ thus for sinners every month in the year ; but more commonly
Engageth his hcart, they breed only in the spring, summer, and fall
Let our terrors and doubtings months. After the young birds are batched, the
For ever depart. old ones are fed with soft food, such as cabbage,
There's a way for the ransomed, lettuce, chickweed; also with eggs boiled hard,
Where Jesus hath trod, and minced very tinc, with some dried roll or
And a covenant Saviour bread containing no salt, which has been soaked
To bring them to God. in water, and the water pressed out. Rapeseed,
By the Spirit's revealings, or the seed of the turnip, is much used for their
"" Jehovah”, “ I am," food.
Draws the hearts of his people Up to the twelfth day the young birds remain
To follow the Lamb. almost naked, and require to be covered by the
And they own the sweet purpose female ; but, after the thirteenth, they will feed
And love of their God, themselves. When they are a month old they
When he causeth them all may be removed from the breeding-cage.
To pass under the rod. It is a curious fact that, when two females are with one male in the same cage, and one female
* Sec note to Hymn for the Third Sunday after Trinity. dies, the other, if she has not already sat, will batch the eggs laid by her co-mate, and rear the young as her own.
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fit closely round the neck, with a hood to draw
over the head and reach to the knees. The men's The Esquimaux are a nation inhabiting the most are plain at bottom: the women's are longer and northern countries of America. They, occupy terminate in two flaps, the one behind being the Labrador, the coasts of Hudson's Bay, the shores longest. Mothers have a kind of wide bag on generally of the Arctic ocean, also Greenland and their back, to hold their children. The richer the islands towards the pole, so far as they are Greenlanders sometimes substitute woollen stockhabitable.
ings and caps for those of seal-skin. When they The Esquimaux rarely exceed five feet in travel they have an overcoat of smooth black stature. Their heads are large; their faces seal-skin, which is waterproof. Their holiday. broad and round, with high cheek-bones. Their dresses have the seams ornamented with strips of mouth is large, and lips thick. Their nose is leather, either white or dyed red. small, the eyes black and deeply seated. Their The Esquimaux_live in houses in winter, in hair is long, lank, and jet-black. Their bands summer in tents. The Greenlanders' habitations and feet are small. Their bodies are square and are constructed of large rough stones, the walls robust; the shoulders broad and the chest high. being about six feet thick, with layers of earth Their complexiou is olive: their beards they and sod between the stones: they are twelve or pluck out as soon as any appears.
eighteen feet in length, and ten or twelve in The dress of the Esquimaux is well adapted to breadth, and are entered by a long low vaulted the rigour of their climate. They wear a kind of passage, through which it is necessary to creep; shirt made of the skins of birds, with the feathers this passage excludes the access of the cold air. innermost, over this a garment inade of rein-deer On each side the entrance are two windows made or other fur: their outer clothes, of seal-skin, I of semi-transparent skin; and the walls and roofs No, 969.
are lined with old tent and boat coverings. “Every one has heard of the horrors of an Along the whole length of the inside is a raised Esquimaux existence, sucking blubber instead of bench about a foot high, covered with skins; and roast-beef, train oil their usual beverage, and a the house is divided by skin partitions into sepa- seal their bonne-bouche ; the long gloomy winter rate apartments, each of which is generally oe- spent in pestiferous hovels, lighted and warmed cupied by a family. By each partition stands a with whale-oil lamps ; the narrow gallery for an lamp made of steatite, supplied with whale or seal entrance, along which the occupant creeps for inoil, and a wick of moss. By this lamp the place gress and egress. This and much more has been is lighted and heated. Over it they suspend a told us; yet, now that I have seen it all-the kettle of the same material, in which to dress Esquimaux's home, the Esquimaux's mode of their food; and above it is also a rack for drying living, and the Esquimaux himself, I see nothing clothes.
so horrible in one or the other. At first these houses are tolerably comfortable ; " The whaler from bonnie Scotia, or busy Hull
, but, as the winter advances, the heaps of bones fresh from the recollections of his land and home, and fragments of skins which accumulate, to- no doubt shudders at the comparative misery of gether with the process of preparing their seals these poor people ; but those who have seen the skins, render the interior disgusting. The pro- degraded Bushmen or Hottentots of South Africa, gress of the gospel bas, however, in this respect the miserable Patanies of Malaya, the Fuegians, as in every other, tended to civilize and improve. or Australians of our southern hemisphere, and The converted natives are taught habits of clean- remember the comparative blessings afforded by liness. Their summer tents are of a suitable size; nature to these melancholy, specimens of the and each family occupies a separate tent. These human family, will, I think, exclaim with me are made of poles fastened into a stone foundation, that the Esquiinaux of Greenland are as superior and covered with double seal-skins, often lined to them in mental capacity, manual dexterity
, with those of the rein-deer: the door, serving physical enterprise, and social virtues, as the also for a window, is made of a thin, semi-trans- Englishman is to the Esquimaux*.” parent skin, ornamented with needle-work, and fringed with blue or red cloth. The Esquimaux of Labrador build their winter houses of solid
MISSIONS AT HOME. blocks of frozen snow, of vast size and thickness,
No. XXVIII. which they cut out with their long knives, and pile one upon another, with a plate of ice for a win- "Though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, ani dow, gradually narrowing them as they advance though I give my body to be burned, and have not love (eksto the top, in a sort of dome shape,
rity), it profiteth me nothing."-1 COR. xiii. 3. The missionary efforts among the Esquimaux DANGERS OF THE PRESS.-" The activity and in Greenland and Labrador have been almost ex. diligence with which the agents of popery, irclusively made by the Moravians: much good fidelity, and immorality distribute the productions appears to have been done, and many brought to of the pope's and infidel press are almost incredible. the knowledge of the gospel of Christ.
Many shops are open in London, not only on orA notice of the present state of the Esquimaux dinary weekdays, but also on the Lord's day, es. by one of the officers who bas lately visited the pressly for the sale of these publications. In one polar regions may well conclude this paper. not very large district in Manchester, six such
“ The Esquimaux appeared all comfortable and shops are open on all the seven days of the week. well to do, well clad, cleanly, and fat. Most of In Edinburgh, Glasgow, Greenock, and the other them had moved for awhile into their summer large towns of the kingdom, not only are there lodges, which consist of little else than a seal- shops where these demoralizing works may be skin tent, clumsily
supported with sticks. They bought, but there is also an active distribution of were more than sufficiently warm: and the num- | infidel publications going on. We have been told ber of souls inhabiting one of these lodges ap- that in Exeter, not long ago, an infidel tract was peared only to be limited by the circle of friends dropped into every letter-box, and that, on isand connexions forming a family. The winter quiry, it was found that this was the doing of a abode-formed almost underground—appeared band of infidels in that city, who had associated decidedly well adapted to afford warmth, and together for the purpose of disseminating their some degree of pure ventilation, in so severe a principles. In the west of Scotland- and we have climate, where fuel can be spared only for culi. no reason to suppose that the practice is confined nary purposes; and I was glad to see that, to that part of the country-hawkers, carrying although vecessity obliges the Esquimaux to eat wares and merchandize about the country, bave of the oil and flesh of the seal and narwhal, yet, been found to be agents in distributing infidel and when they could procure it, they seemed 'fully corrupting tracts, leaving them with the familie alive to the gastronomic pleasures of a good to which they sell
, that otherwise would bave bad wholesome meal off fişb, bird's eggs, bread, sugar, no opportunity of coming into contact with them, tea, and coffee.
A gentleman told us that, in the neighbourhood "The clothing of the natives is vastly superior to of the Crystal Palace, a French tract, of the very anything we could produce, both in lightness of vilestdescription, was put into his bands ; thus shoxmaterial, and wind and water-tight qualities; the ing that the agents of evil have not failed to take material, seal and deer-skin, and entrails, manu. advantage of the gathering of the nations, but were factured by the women; their needles of Danish then and there actively plying their unballowed manufacture; their thread, the delicate sinews of work of ruining souls, and stirring up man adimals. We gladly purchased all we could obtain of their clothing.
• Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journ al by Lieut. Come. S. Osborne. London, Longmans.
.... Now, if there be an infidel | ability are concerned. Low places of drinking agency, so very active and unwearied, pervading will be erected ; and then will follow a gathering every part of the country, and operating on every round of pickpockets and every species of disclass of society, ought there not to be a similar solute characters. 9. If we seek to imitate France Christian agency as active, as unwearied ? Shame and Italy, by substituting pleasure for religion on it were that love to God and souls should be a less the Lord's day, we must expect that a sabbathpowerful principle than hatred of God and truth. breaking population will become as easily given It is not every wicked man who has his hatred of to change and revolutions as our continental neighall good so intensified as to make him an apostle bours. 10. There cannot be, by the company's of sin; but the love of every child of God should own statements, any pecuniary necessity for it. be so real and stroug as to engage him to make The Great Exhibition has paid well, although it some distinct effort for God's glory, and the good was never opened on the Lord's day. Why open of his fellow-men. The means employed for the it now? In short, we are on the brink of a precirculation of the profane and the corrupting cipice. The question of opening the London postshould all be pressed into the service of the in- office on the Lord's day called forth much feelstructive, the purifying, and the exalting. Let ing. If we had not triumphed then, most serious there be societies for the circulation of sound, evils would quickly have been introduced. First pointed tracts. There are already many such the servants, then the clerks, and by-and-bye societies ; let their number be increased till they the partners would have been at the countingare found in every one of our towns throughout house on the Lord's day. Fear of competition the land. Is there any such society in the town would have been urged as an excuse : ‘I would where the reader of this resides? If not, let him not go, if others would not, and thus start equal use his influence to bave one forth with established ; on the Monday morning.'' Much ridicule was if there be, let him give it his warm support. Let cast upon those who spoke of the fine end of the every individual Christian do something in the wedge being introduced; but it would have been way of distributing tracts. That is a way of strictly in point: it has been in the case of the being useful within the reach of all : the richest railways. Who, at the outset, for one moment and the poorest can both do it. And those who contemplated monster excursion trains, advertised have some portion of this world's substance should to start from London Bridge and the Great Wesmake it a point to place sound, searching tracts tern on Easter Sunday and Whitsunday? But, at the disposal of the poorer brethren, to be by if the Crystal Palace is open on the Lord's day, them given away. And, borrowing a leaf from there will be no fine end of the wedge, but its the book of the infidel, it were welĩ to stock the broad end at once. It would be one great deluge: basket of the poor hawker with a supply of suit- the floodgates opened, a vast tide of ungodliness able tracts, to be sold or given away in his or her will rush in, and no company will have power to wanderings. Then, no Christian, zealous for God say, “Hitherto shalt thou come, and no further.' and truth, should ever travel without a supply of Let us hope that her majesty the queen, and prince tracts for distribution. God's people should get Albert, who have the welfare of the Crystal into the habit of this. Some of them approve of Palacé much at heart, will use their high influ. it, but often when travelling fail to practice it, ence to prevent so glaring a departure from the through sheer forgetfulness. The thing should be good old custom of England, and so glaring a universal, and, in this locomotive age, it might be violation of the law of God. Let us hope that the made a prodigious instrument for good” (Stirling, whole bench of bishops, and the whole of the Prize Essay).
clergy and ministers of religion, of all denomiTHE CRYSTAL PALACE, AND THE SAB- nations, will exert all the influence they possess, BATH.-"1. We have sabbath desecration enough There are many sound-hearted Christians, and by steam-boats, railway trains, opened shops, om- many more who love peace and good order in this nibuses, and conveyances of all kinds. The mil realm. There are many who know that good lion are already bribed by cheap excursion trains' servants, and honest apprentices and journeymen, to forsake the house of God and their homes, and loyal subjects, good husbands and good wives, thousands are already enslaved to work on the and obedient children, are not made by sabbathLord's day for the pleasure or profit of others. 2. breaking: these will do all that in them lies to Every one of these evils will be increased prevent this fearful inroad upon all the home chaa thousand-fold if the Crystal Palace is rities of the Christian sabbath” (The Renewal of opened on the Lord's day. Not only will trains the Crystal Palace, Houlston and Co.). convey the sabbath-breaking people to the exhi- SCRIPTURE READERS' SOCIETY. - Among bition, but allurement will thus be held out to other testimonies to the value of this society is the other lines to open excursion trains to London. following from an incumbent, for whom it has Omnibuses and cabs almost without number will provided a scripture-reader : "It would be imposthen ply to the London-bridge terminus. The sible to say how much benefit has resulted from the passengers must be conveyed back; and thus a lay agency afforded by this society. Much of it is perpetual transit to and fro will disturb the peace hidden from us, and will perhaps remain hidden of the metropolis throughout the whole of that till the great day. And yet fruit is continually sacred day. 3. A great addition to the railway being made manifest even now. Infidels have force must needs be made, and the police mul- forsaken their infidel lectures to hear the word of tiplied to keep order both in and out of the Crystal God in his own house. Drunkards have exchanged Palace. Thus the number of habitual sabbath- the sabbath dram for the sabbath reading. Swearers breakers will be greatly increased. 4. The vil have left off blaspheming God. Thieves have been ages surrounding the locality, wherever it be, awed in their evil course. And, amid all the outwill be next to ruined, as far as peace and respect ward work, souls, it is believed, have been made, in Christ, a new creature'.” Another clergyman | his regret that such an accusation should be writes to the society: “There is a marked change brought against her. She declared her innocence, in the manners and conduct of many families, and expressed her readiness to kiss the bell
, in who have manifested the most grateful thanks for attestation of her truth. No sooner bad she done the Christian visits of the scripture-reader. This so, than her head was twisted round upon ber has been peculiarly the case where individuals body right opposite to a beap of straw, out of were laid aside by illness, and were unable to which there leaped forth the bloody head of a read. .... A man and his wife bave recently sheep she had killed, which cried out, “ You lie." become communicants through my reader's visits. Mr. Gallagher attended four days every year, The man, who had been a noted drunkard, has with this object, on the mountain-side, and renow for several months been adorning his pro-ceived a penny fronı every devotee who could fession with a holy and consistent walk. A short afford it, for permission to imprint a hearty kiss on time since he told me, "Sir, what I suffered in my the surlace of the insensible metal. He assured conscience after Mr. B*** visited me, and I got me he never received less on any occasion tban over my drunken bouts, no tongue can tell. lam £70 or £80. The heir-loom-such was tbe superunable fully to express what I feel-inward peace, stition of the people—thus proved equal to an anthrough the blood of Christ; and, besides this, nuity of £300 per annum. Through God's mercy my family mercies and blessings have also in the superstition is at an end. The large conver. creased; so that I am like a man in a new world. sions which have taken place at Bunlahinch and Now, all the instruction which I received at Ashleagh, and the still larger spirit of inquiry school, when a boy, comes fresh before me.” And which is abroad, conjoined with ibe sad depopohis wife added : ?0, sir, I never spent such a lation which has taken place through famine, happy Christmas as the last in all my life. This disease, and emigration, have rendered its exman has since induced several others to attend our hibition unproductive of any pecuniary advan. weekly cottage lectures."
tage. For many years the council of the Royal IRELAND. - St. Patrick's Bell.-" The people Irish Academy, of which I am a life-meinber, was of Mayo and Galway, who frequented the Reek' to very anxious to add this piece of ancient bronze to perform penance in large multitudes, in days now their collection of Irish antiquities. Several athappily gone by, believed it to be endued with tempts were made, in their ignorance of the pecumiraculous virtue. The legend connected with it niary account to which he turoed it, to indace Mr. is to this effect : St. Patrick, in his coutest with Gallagher to dispose of it to them. Their nego, the great enemy of mankind, forced bim and bis tiations werc, naturally, fruitless, till the change I angels to conceal themselves in the bodies of all have referred to came over the spirit of the scene. the serpents and venomous animals with which On my recent visit to the museum of the academy, the island then abounded. The saint, standing on the first object that struck my eye, suspended from the mountain of Currawn Achill, saw them col- the wall, was the famous bell of St. Patrick. It lected on the summit of Croagh Patrick, and has ceased to be an idol, and is now called instantly bounded across Clew Bay, a distance of nehuslıtan,' a piece of brass. The Gallagher eight or ten miles, and left the impress of his foot family, no longer deriving any benefit, temporal on the spot where he alighted. No sooner had or spiritual, from its possession, had parted with it he reached their quarters than be sent the old for the paltry sum of five pounds. I confess I serpent writhing into the abyss with a whack of looked joyously upon it, and raised a cry not his bell, and his whole crew after him with the unlike the Io triumphe of the ancients, when I mere sound of its marvellous tongue. The bell, discovered this glaring proof of popery waning which was thus the instrument in freeing the and waning to its fals in the old archdiocese of country from all toads, snakes, &c., was be- Tuam, a diocese so dear to my heart from many queathed by the saint to bis faithful servant and tender remembrances. - Joseph D'Arcy Sirr
, follower, one Gallagher, whom he commanded to M.R.I.A.” (Irish Intelligencer). transmit it as an heir-loom to his remotest de- LADIES' FEMALE HIBERNIAN School So. scendants. The late possessor of it assured me CIETY.-1 deeply lament to find the subsequent that these directions had faithfully been observed, statement in the late report of the Ladies' Female and that it had reached him in uninterrupted Hibernian Society : "The want of sufficient funds descent from the original proprietor. It was be- to enable the committee to meet their engage lieved universally that, if any person bad the ments with punctuality has occasioned them much bardihood to take a false oath on the bell, liis perplexity and pain. ...on There is now a de head would instantly be turned round upon his ficiency of nearly the same amount as last year, body. In confirmation of this opinion, 'I was viz., £500; and therefore, unless adequate aid is gravely told the following tale: Many poor afforded, it will be found necessary and imperative cottiers, living at the foot of the mountain, had to reduce the schools to a number for the support their sheep unaccountably stolen from them, night of which the certain annual receipts will be found after night, and were unable to discover the chief. sufficient." I earnestly, therefore, bespeak ibe They strongly suspected a widow woman, who prompt aid of those members of our church to this never was without a mutton-chop, and yet had no society, whom the Lord has blessed not only with ostensible mode of gaining a livelihood. To ascer spiritual but with temporal “good things'; and upea tain the truth, they waited on the priest, when it the same grounds as are urged by a clergyman in was agreed that Mr. Gallagher and his bell should the north of Ireland, who remarks: "I quite be sent for, that all doubt might be removed. On agree that the success of the Ladies' Society is a bis arrival, the bell was placed on a gorgeous fit subject for prayer, and feel the highest respect cushion, and the priest, bearing it aloft, proceeded and sympathy for their admirable exertions ander to the woman's cabin, and, on entering, expressed difficulties. And, though the other good work of