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the spirit of active Christian charity with spiritual blessings in heavenly has been awakened, and a fire kindled places, and at the same time in greatby the Lord, which already shines in. er or less degrees with temporal to the remotest parts of the earth. In goods, aid us by your active concur. the powerful kingdom of Great Brit- rence in performing this work of love. ain, a society has been formed con. Enable us by your charitable contri. sisting of Christians of all ranks and butions, both small and great (for religious denominations, for the lau. the smallest gift derives worth from dable purpose of propagating the the intention of the giver, and beword of God, to the utmost of their comes, by God's blessing, great) to power, by cheap distribution among sow the good seed of God's word in

abundance. Let us do good to all [Here follows an extract from the me, but chiefly to those of the house. first Report of the British and Foreign hold of faith. (Gal. vi. 9.)" Bible Society.]

The above-mentioned address hav. “No fire burns upon the altar of the ing been enclosed in a letter to his Lord, without spreading its flames Prussian Majesty soliciting his graaround. This fire has also extended cious protection, he returned the fol. its Aames. The zeal of Christians in lowing answer : England has also infused itself into “ It is with real satisfaction that I the hearts of Christians in Germany. discover, from your letter of the 7th

Already in the German Empire of February, and the enclosed address, a society has been formed, actuated the laudable endeavours of the Prus. by the same spirit and for the same sian Bible Society for the gratuitous purpose as that in England. In the and cheap distribution of the Bible to Prussian states also there is still room the poor of my dominions ; and whilst for sowing the good seed of the I render justice to your particular word. They still contain districts merit in promoting such an useful in. where, in the houses of many Protes- stitution, I transmit to you at the same tant families, the precious Bible is time 20 Frederick’s d'or, as an addition sought in vain.

to its funds. I am your gracious King, “ Christians in our Prussian coun

“ FREDERIC WILLIAM." try! who have been favoured by God

(To be continued.)

GREAT BRITAIN.

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occurred to him, last autumn, at The Rev. Dr. Playfair, Principal Cheltenham. Meeting a woman with of the College of St. Andrew's, has a child, whose face was shockingly published his proposals for a Com- disfigured by eruption, be inquired plete System of Geography, Ancient the cause, and was told, that the child and Modern. It is to consist of six had been inoculated, twelve months back, volumes in Quarto, each vol. contain with the Cow-Pox; and had been, in ing upwards of 700 pages, price two consequence, in that state, ever since ! guineas, accompanied by 50 large Determined to investigate the fact,

The first volume will he waited on the mother, who assur. appear as soon as a competent num

ed him that the child had never been in. ber of subscribers is obtained.

oculated at all, but that she intended, A MSS. of the Gospel of St. John taking it to Dr. Jenner for that purpose, in Latin, but written on parchment in since the Cow-Pox inoculation had entire. Roman characters mixed with Saxon, ly cured another of her children, which said to be 1,200 years old, has been had been afflicted with a similar eruplately exhibited to the Antiquarian tion. This, the Editors say, they un. Society, by the Rev. Mr. Milner. derstand has been since done ; and

Captain Macnamara, of the East the skin, as in the former instance, India Company's service, has publishe became, almost immediately after, ed in the Medical and Physical Journ. perfectly free from eruption; and al for August, the following circum- such instances, they add, are become stances respecting Vaccination, which familiar to them.' Captain Macna.

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promising, several of them being able EDINBURGH MISSIONARY SOCIETY. to read both Turkish and English ; that

This society has lately publish- the prejudices of the surrounding na ed its annual report, containing tives are not so violent as formerly ; an a view of the progress of thieir that even some of the EHendis are be affairs during the last year. An come friendly, and seem to wish we" occurrence of considerable impor- to their cause. The Russian Go tance to their mission in Tartary, ernment has made them a grant which has recently taken place, is thus land, and anrtexed to the grant ce related. “ When the state of our tain important privileges. A tr? funds tad put it out of the power of the against Mohammedism has be missionaries to redeem any more of printed by the missionaries in th the native youths, the providence press at Karass. It is writ of God, in a very extraordinary man. in Arabic, and the typography ner, sent them, free of cost, from a remarkably well executed. distant part of Tartary, above forty tract makes a great stir among children, to be educated in the Christ. Moslems. Mr. Brunton has r ian faith. They are of a tribe of considerable progress in trans! Kirghisian Tartars, of both sexes, and the Scriptures into the langua from five to fifteen years of age. In the country. To this object he he their native country, they were, to hul- voted much of his time and : man appearance, placed beyond the tion ; and he thinks that he ha reach of the means of grace; but ceeded in making such a trans HE who says, “I will bring my sons as will be understood, not only from far, and my daughters from the Turks, but also by the Tartars. ends of the earth,” compelled their the missionaries, and some ever tribe, under the pressure of famine, to Effendis, are anxious to have is offer their children to the Emperor ed, but this cannot be done wi as the price of bread; and induced new font of Arabic types; an his counsellors to present a portion of present exhausted state of the them to the missionaries at Karass, to ty's fund it is doubtful whet! be educated under their eye, in the can engage in this great anc Christian religion.

sarily expensive work. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! METHODIST CONFERE: How unsearchable are his judgments,

The minutes of the annu: and his way's past finding out.” ence of the Methodist preai Would it have been proper for the in connexion with Mr. Wes! missionaries to have declined the of- sent the numbers in their su fer because they had not the approba. be as follows : tion of the society? Would it have In Great Britain... been proper for the society, after they In Ireland........... received information, to have censur- Gibraltar.. ed their conduct in accepting so sin- Nova Scotia, New Brunswil gular a gift ? Certainly not. They and Newfoundland..... are the Children of Providence. West Indies, Whites.... 1,1 God has said, “Take these children and Coloured people, &c..13, educate them for me, I will give you your wages:' and it is hoped that the United States. Whites...95 friends of religion will not suffer the Coloured people, &c..24 missionaries to want the means of feeding and clothing them, and of bringing them up in the nurture and adironition of the Lord.”

Still later accounts, we understand, Extract from an address : have been received from Karass, from ians in the Prussian which it appears that the missionary “ In that highly favou. settlement is healthy ; that the bap- where, for a consideral tized natives conduct themselves in a manner that accredits their profes. • A copy of the tract h: sion; that their young people are very one of the Editors of the

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invited to his assists .ctors of the principal n the United States, and

received the patronage of ies of Yale, Princeton, DartWilliamstown, and Middlebu. lleges. In accomplishing an ct of such magnitude and imtance, for which Mr. W. from naure and habit is peculiarly fitted, and ch may prove both honorary and stageous to our country, we trust Hierary institution, and every

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mara justly observes, that had he it must be repeated three or four quitted Cheltenham without investi

times. gating this affair, he might have been innocently the cause of propagating a most wanton or malicious falsehood; The Teylerian Society at Haarlem while he might have asserted the case have proposed the following ques. to have faller under his own observa. tions, as the subject of a prize Essay, tion.

to be adjudged on the 8th of April, The sale of the most popular periodi. 1807 :- 1. In what does the difference cal works in France is said not to ex- between Natural and Revealed Religceed 500 copies, while that of the same on consist ? 2. Whether various publi. class of works in England varies cations have not appeared, at differ. from 1000 to 10,000. In Gerrany, ent times, which tend to obscure this 4000 copies are sold, it is said, of the difference, and to cause the advanJena Literary Gazette ; and nearly as tages possessed by Christianity over many of some other literary and sci. the Religion of Nature to be forgotentific Journals.

ten? 3. Whether, in proportion as A new periodical work is just com, these writings are disseminated, and mencing, entitled The Literary Pano- the two Religions assimilated, in ev: rama, in monthly numbers, price 2s. ery point, to each other, the most fa. 6d., printed on extra royal paper. It

tal effects may not be expected to re. will include a Review of books, chief, sult to Christianity, Morality, and ly foreign; a Register of Events the happiness of man! The prize and a Magazine of Varieties. It is a gold medal of 400 forins in value. professes to comprise intelligence The essays must be written either in from the various districts of the Dutch, English, French, or Latin. United Kingdom ; the British cop. The following remedy for stopping nexians in the East Indies, the West bleedings from the nose has been in Indies, America, Africa, Western universal use, say the editors of the Asia, and the Continent of Europe. Medical and Physical Journal, for ITALY.

The flourishing state of the grand more than a hundred years, in the staple manufacture of this kingdom province of Frisia ; but was kept a may be estimated from the following profound secret, till Me Tjalingii, comparative view. In the West apothecary at Amsterdam, made its Riding of Yorkshire, in 1725, were composition public : which is as fol. manufactured 26,671 pieces of broad lows.-R. Sacchari Saturni unciam cloth; in 1805, they amounted to unam, vitrioli Martis unciam semis, 300,237 pieces, making 10,079,256 seorsim terantur in mortaris vitrio, yards. Of narrow cloths, in 1738, adde spiritus vini uncias octo. M. there were 14,496 pieces manufac. Young persons, from ten to twelve tured ; and in 1805, they amounted years of age, are to take ten or ta 165,847 pieces, making 6,193,317 twelve drops ; 'patients under twenty, yards.

fourteen or fifteen drops ; and grown

persons, twenty drops : four times FRÁnoE.

each, in a spoonful of wine or brandy. The imperial printing establish. He has succeeded in the most obsti. ment at Paris employs 400 workmen, nate cases. By analogy, he recom. besides a number of women, who mends the same medicine for the fold and stitch the pamphlets and cure of hæmorrhages of all kinds ; !aws printed there.

particularly those of the uterus, :M. Guyton gives the following as a which often prove very tedious. sure specific against contagion :- The literary productions of Hol. Take four ounces of salt, six grains land, including translations, were of manganese, water two ounces, and very numerous last year. On Thesulphuric acid two ounces. The ology they amounted to 130 ; besides manganese in powder is mixed with journals, which treat chiefly of divinthe salt in an earthen vessel, the ty, and a weekly paper, which con. water is then added, and afterwards tains but Biblical Dissertations, and the sulphuric acid. One fumigation is supported by many persons. On is sufficient, if the chamber be not medicine, physic, and natural histoinhabited ; but if there be patients, ry, 114 works appeared.

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on the coast of Malabar, for the pur, Don MICHAEL CABANELLAS, a pose of examining the ancient He. Spanish Physician, during the prev- brew manuscripts preserved in the alance of the contagious distempers synagogue of the Jews at that place. which raged at Carthagena, shut him- “ These manuscripts are represented self up, with 50 persons, in one of the to be of very high antiquity, being hospitals of that city, in order to prove supposed to contain that portion of the efficacy of acid fumigations. He the Scripture, which was written be. and his companions, among whom fore the dispersion of the Jews. A were two of his own children, actual- collation of them with the European ly slept in the beds where many pa- copies has been long desired by the tients had recently fallen victims to learned.” It was to solicit an examthis dreadful disease ; without em. ination of these Hebrew manuscripts, ploying any other preservatives than that the late President Stilcs ad. the mineral acid fumigations, as di- dressed a letter to Sir Willian rected by Mr. Guyton ; after being Jones, in the year 1794. Before the thus strictly confined, the whole 51 President's letter reached India, this persons came out in perfect health. great oriental scholar had deceased ; The king of Spain has, in conse

but it was read to the Asiatic Socie. quence, conferred suitable rewards ty, and was to be answered by Sir on all who thus exposed themselves John Shore, (Lord Teignmouth) for the service of the state, and the its President, when the necessary re, interests of humanity.

searches should have been made.
The early return of Sir John Shore

to England was inauspicious to this
An eruption of Mount Vesuvius design, as well as to the general in-
has recently taken place, exceeding terests of oriental literature. It is
any thing of the kind within the mem. gratifying, however, to find, that the
ory of man. The summit of the object is still kept in view, and that it
mountain is torn to pieces ; and the was likely to be prosecuted by Dr.
rim of the crater is quite altered. Buchanan; whose established literary
In consequence of the number of fis. character, and distinguished zeal in
sures, it is thought that a whole side the cause of oriental learning, are a
of the mountain will fall in. About sufficient pledge for the fidelity of the
a hundred dwelling houses and es- investigation.
tates have been ruined; with large
tracts of vineyard ground, cornfields, Noah WEBSTER, Esq. so well
&c. The volcano is not yet quiet.* The known in the literary world by his lu-
subterranean noises are dreadful. bours to improve the English lan-
Flashes of lightning are, from time to guage, and to facilitate an accurate
time, emitted from clouds of smoke. knowledge of it, we understand in
Great apprehensions are entertained, now engaged and far advanced in the
that Torre del Greco may share the arduous and expensive undertaking
fate of Herculaneum.

A part of its

of compiling a complete Dictionary of streets have been already inundated the English language ; but informs with the lava, 'which the inhabitants the public that he has not the means have removed with incredible labour to prosecute it entirely at his own ex and fatigue. Still the stream con. pense. He has invited to his assist, tinues to run very near the place; and ance the instructors of the principal the inhabitants are deterred from seminaries in the United States, and leaving their houses, through fear of has already received the patronage of injury by the glowing cinders dis- the faculties of Yale, Princeton, Dart. charged from the mountain. A great mouth, Williamstown, and Middlebu. quantity of ashes has also fallen in ry. Colleges. In accomplishing an Naples

Ch. Ob. object of such magnitude and im

portance, for which Mr. W. from naWe are happy to learn that the ture and habit is peculiarly fitted, and Rev. Dr. Claudius Buchanan, provost which may prove both honorary and of the college of Fort William, was advantageous to our country, we trust the last year to proceed to Cochin, every literary institution, and every August, 1806.

man of science will cheerfully lend

UNITED STATES.

EAST INDIES.

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