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the British seamen, but of the seamen | he was personally interested, and adof every country; and I sincerely hope verted to the occasion of the meeting that Almighty God will grant you in a manner that did bonour to his success."

head and his beart. His appeals to . From different ports several sums the authority of scripture were frewere brought forward, as the volun- quent and appropriate, and the evitary contributions of fishermen, of dence which his speech afforded, that boys in the sanje profession, of the he was actuated by the purest of morelations of seamen then navigating tives, was sufficient to remove every the deep, and of sailors, who wished doubt from the most sceptical mind. to manifest their attachment to this From Lord Gambier, nothing short of benevolent institution. In one in manly sentiments was to be expected; stance, a small vessel was introduced but on this occasion, the manners of the on the platform, purporting to have gentleman were sweetly onlivened with one package of bullion on board; the the genuine spirit of the Christian. invoice of her cargo was made out in | Just before the meeting broke up, the terms used on similar occasions, which did not take place until nearly and the charge was committed to a lad, ten o'clock, two verses of a hymn were by whom she was presumed to be sung. Collections were made at the commanded. Several castles also doors, and we understand that the made their appearance, each contain- sum was considerable, but the exact ing specific sums, deposited in these | amount we have not heard. citadels of safety, in aid of the general

Manchester Bible Society. cause.

Trifling as these circumstances may On the same day with the precedappear, they naturally tended to en- ing, October 10th, the Eleventh Anliven the meeting, and to rivet the niversary of the Manchester and Salattention of all present. Even the ford Auxiliary Bible Society was held room itself was decorated in a manner in the large room of the Exchange suited to the occasion. Just over the Buildings. The Boroughreeve of Manhead of the gallant Admiral, the Bri- chester was called to the chair, which tish colours were displayed; and on was taken at half-past two o'clock, at each side was a flag, with the word which time the room was crowded to “ Bethel" inscribed in large letters. excess. The Report was read by the The occasional waving of these stream- Rev.Mr. Roby. The principal speakers had an imposing effect, and it was ers were, Rev. T. S. Grimshaw, Rev. not without its corresponding influ Dr. Collyer, Rev. Melville Horne, ence.

C. Dudley, Esq. Rev. T. Selkirk, Rev. Although much animated eloquence J. Thistlethwaite, Rev. T. Rogers, was displayed in many speeches, no Rev. J. Hollist, Rev. C. Burton, Rev. speaker appeared to greater advantage J. Hawtrey, Rev. N. Gilbert, and the than the Rev. Mr. Smith, of Pen- Rev. R, Newton. From the statezance, in Cornwall. This gentleman ments given, it appeared, that the in early life had been a seaman; he sacred writings had been translated was, therefore, intimately acquainted into one hundred languages that in with the manners and customs of sail France 5000 copies had been distriors, and with those nautical terms buted by the Bible Society of that immediately connected with their pro country;--that 90,000 New Testaments fession. To the former of these he are now preparing, under the auspices frequently referred, and the latter he of the British and Foreign Bible Sointroduced with so much ease and ciety and that in Germany 400,000 familiarity, as to prevent even the copies had been distributed by a dismost careless from growing dull. His tinguished Catholic divine. address to Lord Gambier, in a strong From Russia the most gratifying and commanding voice, when moving intelligence bad been received. Fourthe last resolution, contained a fine teen new societies had been formed burst of eloquence, which at once during the past year, wbich made the appealed to the understanding, ani total number of Bible Societies in that mated the feelings, and captivated country, amount to two hundred and the heart.

six. These were supported by all At the conclusion, his Lordship re- ranks of society, from the cottage to plied to several observations in which the throne, and not one clergyman was

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1060 hostile to the institution. In Constan- and happier. It appeared from the tinople the Bible was in the press, in Report, that since the commencement the Turkish language, and many of of this society, 16,917 Bibles and Tes. the Turks had expressed a strong de taments had been tbrown into circulasire to have copies. From Sierra Le- tion, that the sum of £750 bad been one, Persia, Ceylon, Serampore, Mal- transmitted to the Parent Society, and ta, the Grecian Archipelago, Hanover, that during the last year, 569 Bibles Wurtemberg, Baden, Saxony, St. and 918 Testaments had been distriHelena, and various other parts, the buted. most flattering accounts had been re- The Rev. Mr. Hughes took a tranceived. In most of these places, the sient survey of the globe, and of the same friendly disposition was percep-extending influence of Christianity tible; at home, opposition had nearly among its various inhabitants. Of hidden its diminished head ; and for what had been already done, he took England alone, an order had been | a comprehensive view, and expatiated given for the printing of 183,000 copies in a pleasing manner on the readiness of the sacred scriptures.

with which even the rulers of nations

had come forward to promote the gloBrighton Bible Society.

rious cause. Four million copies of The Eighth Anniversary of the La- the sacred writings had already been dies'Bible Association was held on the distributed, but six hundred millions of evening of Thursday, October 11th, the human race still remain destitute at the Old Ship Tavern, in the Assem- of this invaluable blessing. This bly Room; which was filled with a statement was received as a stimulus large and respectable company, of to renewed exertion, and the meeting whom the greater part were females. concluded with an assurance from the Sir David Scott, Bart, was called to noble chairman, that no effort of his the chair. The Report gave much sa- should be wanting to promote the intisfaction. The business of the meet- terests of this most useful and valuable ing was conducted by the Rev. W. institution. Dealtry, Rev. Mr. Trescot, of the

Warwick Bible Society. German Lutheran Church, in London, Rev. Dr. Hooker, Rev. Mr. Edelman, On Tuesday, October the 9th, a Rev. Mr. Lord, Mr. W. Penfold, c. meeting was convened at the CourtElliott, Esq. W. Wigney, Esq. Mr. house, Warwick, for the purpose of J. Glaisyer, Dr. Abel, and Mr. W. establishing an Auxiliary Bible Soci. Boys. With the various speeches ety for the county. F. Lawley, Esg. delivered by the above gentlemen, the M. P. was called to the chair. C. audience was at once entertained and Dudley, Esq. and the Rev. Mr. Grimedified; but our limits will not permit shaw being deputed from the Parent us to enter into any detail of parti- Society, opened the business of the -culars.

meeting, which was advocated by the

Rev. Ě. Burn, of Birmingham, and Bedford Bible Society.

the Rev. E. Percy. On Friday, the 12th, instant, the We had fondly thought, that the Tenth Anniversary of the Bedford and importance of Bible Societies was so Bedfordshire Auxiliary Bible Society generally known, and so fully apprewas held in the sessions house, his ciated, that opposition would no more Grace the Duke of Bedford in the make its public appearance in this chair. In addressing the meeting, his country. In this opinion, however, Grace observed, that he rejoiced to we have found ourselves deceived. see so numerous and respectable an as- At this meeting, the Rev. J. Boudir, sembly;—that the object of the society Vicar of St. Mary's, *' recommended was, to distribute the Bible without to the members of the establishment note or comment;-that the institution rather to support the old established had outlived the calumnies with wbich Society for Promoting Christian Knowin its infancy it had been assailed ; ledge, which had the same object in that Christians of different views now view, and was supported by churchmet together through its benign influ- men only, whereas the British and ence, in harmonious co-operation; Foreign Bible Society was principally

and that its ultimate and glorious ten- in the hands of dissenters.” On such · dency was, to make mankind better | bigotry and folly it is useless to make

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any remark. Messrs. Dudley, Burn, Missionary Meeting at Chester. and Grimshaw, spoke in reply, and

This meeting was held on Monday, distinctly stated, that there was not a October 15th, at the Independent single Auxiliary Society in the king

Chapel, Queen-street, in this city. dom, which had not a clergyman at its

D. F. Jones, Esq. was called to the head. The meeting was also address

chair. From the Report it appeared, ed by the Rev, Messrs. Chambers,

that this Auxiliary Society had remitWilliams, Jerrard, Spooner, Davies, ted to the Parent Institution £245. Low, Bromily, Wade, Johnston, and The chief sneakers were Mrr

The chief speakers were Mr. Charrier, B. Greathead, Esq. but not one among

of Liverpool, Mr. Cooms, of Salford, them was found to support Mr. Bou

Mr. Wilson, of Northwich, Dr. Stewa dir's recommendation. The formation

art, of Liverpool, Mr. Jones, of Holyof the Society accordingly took place;

well, Mr. Robinson, of Middlewich, and the benevolent principles on which

and Mr. Campbell, of London. This it is founded, once more triumphed

latter gentleman gave a most interestover the unavailing efforts of oppo- ling account of his travels in the intesition.

(rior of South Africa. The collection at On the Thursday following, another this meeting amounted to £87. 10s. 6d. meeting was held in the County-ball, at which G. F. Stratton, Esy. presided. This was convened for the pur

Literary Notices. pose of forming a Branch Society, to Just Published, part 20, of Clarke's Geogra.

phical Dictionary, which completes the work, in ladies. Hostility having been unsuc- 1 p... 4to. ladies. Hostility naving been unsuc- Part 19, of Aspin's Universal History, being

the completion of the 2d vol.. to appear on the present occasion, and

Parts 9 and 12 of Clarke's Folio Bible.

Female Instructor, in 1 vol. Svo. the Bible enjoyed its triumph without

Part 4, of Towne's Farmer's Directory. molestation.

Pleasures of Home, and other Poems, by S.

Porter.
Hants Sunday School Union.

Stanzas addressed to a Missionary on leaving

his native country, and other Poems, hy Wm. On Wednesday, October 10th, the

Marshall, of Macclesfield. 4s.

Preparing for publication, Miscellaneous Hants Sunday School Union held their

Works of the late Robert Willan, M.D.F.R.S. annual meeting, at the Swan-Inn, F.A.S. comprising, an Inquiry into the Anti

quity of the Small Pox, Measles, and Scarlet Chichester, where, about half-past

Fever, Reports on the Diseases in London, &c. six, nearly 200 persons, among whom in 1 vol. 8vo. Edited by Ashley Smith, M. D.

Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, were several ministers and teachers,

of London, sat down to breakfast. . It appears T. Atkinson has just published a key to the from the statements given at this meet Latin Language, teaching the Student how to

make Latin into English, and English into Latin. ing, that connected with the Union

J. Bosworth, of Little Horwood, Bucks, has there are at present 6,752 children and lately published “An Introduction to Latin 648 teachers, which, since the year

Construins, &c.” Also in another volume,

“ Latin Construing, or easy and progressive 1811, when this Union was formed, Lessons from Classical Authors, with Rules for is an increase of 465 teachers, and of

Translating Latin into English.”

Mr. W. M. Harvard, late Missionary in Cey5009 scholars.

lon, has just issued from the press "An account On the same day, the associated of the Captivity and Escape of Captain Robert churches held their half-yearly meet

Knox, who was treacherously detained twenty

years in the Kingdom of Candy.” ing, at the Rev. Mr. Hunt's chapel. The annual meeting of the Society for

QUERIES TO CORRESPONDENTS. Promoting Religion was held also in the afternoon ; from the Report of

1. On Lotteries. wbich it appeared, that, although a

S. of Hollinwood asks, Are lotteries balance stood against the society last

| beneficial or injurious to society, and year, amounting to £1,409.2s. 9d. this

can the promoters of them be consihad been discharged, and there re

dered as Christians acting according to miained in the hands of the treasurer,

the scripture? the sum of £55. The ministers and friends of these institutions, after par-,

. 2. On Cordwainers. taking a frugal dinner at the Dolphin-1 Ignoramus asks, What gave rise to Inn, spent the remaining part of the the festival annually celebrated by the evening in devising means for the cordwainers, on the 25th of October ? promotion of the objects which were | Was Crispin a real or a fictitious connected with the associations. character?

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any remark. Messrs. Dudley, Burn, Missionary Meeting at Chester. and Grimshaw, spoke in reply, and This meeting was held on Monday, distinctly stated, that there was not a October 15th, at the Independent single Auxiliary Society in the king- ' Chaner

Chapel, Queen-street, in this city.

i dom, which had not a clergyman at its

D. F. Jones, Esq. was called to the head. The meeting was also address

chair. From the Report it appeared, ed by the Rev, Messrs. Chambers,

that this Auxiliary Society had remitWilliams, Jerrard, Spooner, Davies,

ted to the Parent Institution £245. Low, Bromily, Wade, Johnston, and The chief speakers were Mr. Charrier, B. Greathead, Esq. but not one among of Liverpool, Mr. Cooms, of Salford, them was found to support Mr. Bou- Mr. Wilson, of Northwich, Dr. Stewa dir's recommendation. The formation art, of Liverpool, Mr. Jones, of Holyof the Society accordingly took place; well, Mr. Robinson, of Middlewich, and the benevolent principles on which

and Mr. Campbell, of London. This it is founded, once more triumphed latter gentleman gave a most interestover the unavailing efforts of oppo- ing account of his travels in the intesition.

rior of South Africa. The collection at On the Thursday following, another this meeting amounted to £87. 10s. 6d. meeting was held in the County-hall, at which . F. Stratton, Esq. presided. This was convened for the pur

Literary Notices. pose of forming a Branch Society, to Just Published, part 20, of Clarke's Geogrą.

phical Dictionary, which completes the work, in

2 vols. 4to. adies. Hostility having been unsuc

Part 19, of Aspin's Universal History, being Jessful in its late attempts, hesitated the completion of the 2d vol.

Parts 9 and 12 of Clarke's Folio Bible. o appear on the present occasion, and

Female Instructor, in 1 vol. Svo. he Bible enjoyed its triumph without Part 4, of Towne's Farmer's Directory, nolestation.

Pleasures of Home, and other Poems, by S. Porter.

Stanzas addressed to a Missionary on leaving Hants Sunday School Union.

his native country, and other Poems, hy Wm.

Marshall, of Macclesfield. 4s. On Wednesday, October 10th, the

Preparing for publication, Miscellaneous lants Sunday School Union held their Works of the late Robert Willan, M.D.F.R.S. innual meeting, at the Swan-Inn, F.A.S. comprising, an Inquiry into the Anti

quity of the Small Pox, Measles, and Scarlet Chichester, where, about half-past

Fever, Reports on the Diseases in London, &c. ix, nearly 200 persons, among whom in 1 vol. 8vo. Edited by Ashley Smith, M. D. vere several ministers and teachers,

Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians,

of London. at down to breakfast. It appears T. Atkinson has just published a Key to the rom the statements given at this meet- Latin Language, teaching the Student how to

make Latin into English, and English into Latin. bg, that connected with the Union

J. Bosworth, of Little Horwood, Bucks, has lately published “An Introduction to Latin

Construing, &c.” Also in another volume. 548 teachers, which, since the year

Latin Construing, or easy and progressive 1811, when this Union was formed, Lessons from Classical Authors, with Rules for s an increase of 465 teachers, and of

Translating Latin into English.”

Mr. W. M. Harvard, late Missionary in Cey. 5009 scholars.

lon, has just issued from the press " An acconnt

of the Captivity and Escape of Captain Robert churches held their half-yearly meet- bears in the Kingdom of Candy."

Knox, who was treacherously detained twenty ng, at the Rev. Mr. Hunt's chapel. The annual meeting of the Society for

QUERIES TO, CORRESPONDENTS. Promoting Religion was held also in the afternoon ; from the Report of

1. On Lotteries. which it appeared, that, although a

S. of Hollinwood asks, Are lotteries balance stood against the society last year, amounting to £1,409.2s. 9d. this had been discharged, and there re

can the promoters of them be consimained in the hands of the treasurer,

| dered as Christians acting according to the sum of £55. The ministers and

the scripture? friends of these institutions, after par

. 2. On Cordwainers. taking a frugal dinner at the Dolphin

L taking a frugal dinner at the Dolphin-1 Ignoramus asks, What gave rise to

o Ton, spent the remaining part of the the festival annually

wo annually celebrated by the evening in devising means for the cordwainers, on the 25th of October ? promotion of the objects which were Was Crispin a real or a fictitious connected with the associations.

character?

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