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the sides of the ditches. The gentleman who gave this information, stated that he had repeatedly seen this faithful animal thus guarding his drunken master, and he had no doubt that he has often saved him from drowning.
to his Majesty's government, and the Dreadnought was immediately fitted up with every attention to the purposes of humauity. To the lasting honour of every subscriber, from his Majesty, through a long list of noblemen, merchants, officers, and others, down to Jack in the waste, be it recorded, that attention in sickness, and relief under misfortune to which seamen are liable, are here extended to the wretched of all nations. A benevolence so universal might well be appreciated in the utmost corners of the world; accordingly, we find in the list of subscribers the mo. narchs of Russia, Denmark, Prussia, Sweden, Belgium, and Portugal, also the heads of mercantile establishments in America, and the East and West Indies.
WARWICKSHIRE. A most awful circumstance lately took place in Birmingham. A workman in a manufactory, in denying a charge made against him, said he wished he might be struck blind, deaf, and dumb, if it were true. The next day, how awful to relate ! he became blind, deaf, and dumb, and on the following day expired. “Verily, he is a God that judgeth in the earth.”
The Wesleyan Protestant Methodists Into one gin-shop in Manchester, not held their Annual Meeting on Thursday, fewer than 2000 persons, chiefly females, the 3rd of September, in Park Chapel, enter each Saturday evening, from five Caroline-street, Leeds. During the till twelve o'clock. There enter weekly
past year, five additional ministers have into fourteen of the principal gin-shops been called out to labour. The increase of London, 142,453 men, 108,593 of members during the past year is women, and 18,391 children, making a stated to be 448 ; the Connexion gene-total each week of 269,437 for only rally was stated to be in great prosperity. fourteen shops. The number of places G. Cookman, Esq., and a deputation for the sale of distilled spirit in London, from the Central Association in Man. exceeds that of bakers, butchers, and chester, were present. fishmongers, added together.
SOMERSETSHIRE. The inhabitants of Lutterworth, where The interesting natural phenomenon the great Wickliff lived and died, and of Mirage was recently witnessed on where he carried on the important work
Agar, one of the Mendip Hills. It was of his translation of the Holy Scriptures,
first observed about five o'clock in the have long been alive to the duty and
evening, and represented an immense propriety of raising some memorial to body of troops, mounted and fully actheir former illustrious rector ; and a coutred, which appeared to move along, few gentlemen of that place having
sometimes at walking pace, and at other formed themselves into a committee to times at a quick trot, with drawn swords carry the design into effect, 3001, have
at the “
carry.” For some time the been already subscribed. It is proposed figures appeared six abreast, after which to erect a monument in the chancel of they gradually diminished to two, or the church, the estimated expense of
files. The illusion, we are informed, which is at least 5001. or 6001.
was so complete, that the bridles and stirrups were clearly distinguishable,
whilst the horses' feet were seen to move LINCOLNSHIRE.
in a perfectly natural manner. The A farmer in a village in Lincolnshire, whole body appeared in one uniform ; who was
an habitual drunkard, was of a dark bre, approaching nearly to always attended by a faithful dog. black. The phenomenon was observed Upon leaving the alehouse, if his master for upwards of an hour, and was witwas drunk, the dog always laid hold of nessed by a great many of the country the tail of his coat, and kept him from people.
The monument to the memory of Mrs. Hannah More has been put up in Wrington Church, during the past month. It is from the chisel of E. H. Bailey, Esq. R.A. Its form and ornaments are Gothic, the material is the finest white marble, and the design is truly chaste and elegant. It bears upon it the following inscription :
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
She was born in the Parish of Stapleton, near Bristol,
Endowed with great intellectual powers,
she entered the world under circumstances
but instructed in the school of Christ
she chose the better part,
and consecrated her time and talents
in a life of practical piety and diffusive beneficence.
at a crisis when both were rudely assailed,
she closed her career of usefulness,
Her mortal remains are deposited in a vault in this
· her favourite abode,
This Monument is erected out of a Subscription
for a public Memorial to Hannah More,
of St. Philip and Jacob, Bristol,
she bequeathed the residue of her property.
PACIFIC OCEAN. The postman who is the medium of communication between the coasts of the Pacific Ocean and the provinces which are situated on the east of the Andes, swims for two days down the river Chamaya, and through a part of the Amazons, carrying his bag of letters wrapped about his head like a turban. There is scarcely an instance of the letters having been lost, or even wetted.
FRANCE. It was stated in the papers lately, that a lady in France had died, leaving a sum of money to be given for the best essay that should be written on the influence of grief in shortening human life. The poor lady herself had sunk under her burden of sorrow, and had committed the awful sin of suicide. Probably there was some kindly feeling of benevolence at work in her heart, which led her to do what in her lay to lessen the sum of human misery, and to prevent others from coming to her own sad end. Ah! how one longs that she had known the only grand remedy for human woe the gospel of Christ. Surely, she need not and would not have sunk under the pressure of grief, if she had but once heard the gracious words of Christ, “ Come unto me, all ye that labour, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
AUSTRIA. The population of Austria, divided into religious sects, is as follows:
:-500 Mahometans, 13,000 Armenians, 50,000 Unitarians, 480,000 Jews, 1,190,000 Lutherans, 1,660,000 members of other reformed churches, 3,040,000 members of the Greek church, and 26,990,000 Catholics.
LEBANON. A bed of coal has been recently discovered at Carnayl, on Mount Lebanon, and the agents of Mehemet Ali, under the guidance of an English gentleman, are exploring it with all the energy the nature of the country admits. It is about three miles north of the great road leading from Beirout to Damascus, and about eighteen miles from the former city. It is a black bituminous coal, and burns readily, and with a clear yellow flame.
AMERICA. Joice Heth, a slave, represented as a hundred and twenty years old, and the nurse of Washington, is now attracting the attention of the curious at New York. She is described as a kind of living mummy, with little vitality except in one limb, but able both to hear and speak. She was in her seventeenth year at the birth of Washington, and put on his first clothes. She is a Baptist, and was immersed in the Potomac upwards of a hundred years ago.
Notices of Books.
Our notice of the first volume of “ The Christian Keepsake, and Missionary Annual,'' edited by the Rev. W. Ellis, was unfortunately late, but in this instance we are not behind our contemporaries generally. There was much, very much to admire in the volume for 1835; but of that for 1836, we really know not how to speak. Its enlarged size, handsome morocco leather bindiug, and exquisitely beautiful paper and printing are powerful recommendations ; but even these are comparatively nothing to the admirable writing, and the still more admirable engravings with which the volume abounds. We chal
lenge the whole tribe of Literati to flatter it, or scarcely to speak of it as the work deserves. The portraits of the Princess Victoria, of Dr. Morrison, of Wilberforce, of Buxton, and of Mrs. Fry, are among the very first productions of art, nor are the other engravings less interesting in their character ; while every writer seems to have outdone himself. Those who cannot enjoy these engravings have no taste, those who do not admire these papers have little love for true religion. As a volume for the drawing-room table, we know of none to equal it.
and SPRING, and MR. ELLIS. It will amply repay repeated perusals.
In our last number we introduced to the acquaintance of our readers, Mr. MUDIE's elegantly written volume on " The Earth;" we now, with at least equal pleasure, announce the publication of “ The Air," in all respects uniform with its talented and valued predecessors. The very extensive sale with which these volumes meet, argues strongly in favour of the intelligence and desire for improvement among those now rising up into life. We are informed that a The Sea'' will be ready in another month; and we are sure that
more acceptable Christmas present could not be made to respectable and educated young persons than these four volumes.
“ The Sun of Righteousness," two sermons, by the Rev. A. FLETCHER, A.M., preached in the Tabernacle, Bristol, are worthy of their author's fame for simplicity and holy unction. We are glad to see them in print, and wish them success.
" Anecdotes of Books and Authors," is a very curious and pleasing volume of facts connected with Literature, which must afford pleasure to all its readers. It is a very compact, well arranged, and instructive selection, to which we cordially wish success. It appears as the first of a series to be issued by its enterprising publishers, Messrs. Orr and Smith, under the general title of CABINET ANECDOTES.
From time to time we have noticed, as they appeared, the “ Life and Works of Cowper,” edited by the Rev. T. S. GRIMSHAWE, A.M.; we have now to inform our readers that the edition is completed in eight volumes, and more elegant volumes we know not. We wish the word elegant to be applied to the sentiments of the work, and the style in which they are conveyed; to the printing, the engraving, the paper, and the very boarding. Long may these volumes represent their equally amiable author and editor ; extensively may they circulate and promote the love of religion, and sound literature. We present our best thanks to all the parties concerned in the publication.
The Religious Tract Society have just published a very interesting volume of
Thoughts on Religious Subjects,” by the late Rev. ROWLAND HILL, A.M., which, we have no doubt, will be read with great pleasure and profit by many thousands. The volume will long rank with those of Adam and Bishop Beveridge.
“ The British Constitution; its Origin and History,” by two MEMBERS OF GRAY'S Inn, published by Orr and Smith , is a small but very valuable book on a subject similar to one noticed in our first volume, by the Rev. Mr. Schomberg. The present production, however, is far more elaborate than that, and fit for persons more advanced in age than those for whom Mr. S. wrote. This is a book which will be found truly instructive, and worthy of praise also for its entire freedom from party spirit.
“ Missionary Remains ; or, Sketches of the Lives of Evarts, Cornelius, and Wisner, successively secretaries of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions,”' is a reprint by Messrs. Fisher and Jackson of a pleasing little volume from America. Its statements are well made, as the reader will infer when he is told that the volume has been prepared by the Rev. Drs. S. H. Cox
" The English Bible; its History and Results ;” a small tract just issued by our
publishers, adapted to the present sea- Howitt, Mrs. Abdy, and many others of son, in which so great an interest is felt the same excellent class. in the completion of the translation of the sacred volume, just three centuries ago, will be found valuable as a perma
“ Select Works of the Rev. John nent record of that event, and of all the Maclaurin," is another volume emanat. steps which led to it, and which have ing from the Religious Tract Society. followed it, up to the present period. The name of the author is well known,
and it is therefore only needful to say
that here are his best essays and sermons It would be difficult to say whether
judiciously collected, neatly printed, and the improvements in engraving and
cheaply offered for sale. printing, or the price at which many of their productions can now be offered to the public, are most stiiking. We have now “ Memoir of Jane Kenny,” is a pleas. lying before us “ Dower's Short Atlas of ing and true narrative of an Infant. Modern Geography,” published by Orr school child, published by Tims, of and Smith; and when we look at twelve
Dublin. beautifully engraved maps, neatly co- “ The Life of a Thief, related by loured,and half-bound in the imperial8vo. herself,'' is by MARY John KNOTT, the size, for five shillings, we are surprised, editor of the preceding, and contains and ask where will such excellence and some very affecting statements, several cheapness end!
of which we somewhat doubt the propriety of publishing.
“ Some Account of the Life of Anne The talents for writing of the Rev. W. P- , a Penitent Female," is written Ellis are too well known to need one by the same member of the Society of word from us in their commendation ; Friends. It breathes a warm spirit of but never have those talents been de
piety, but in reference to many of its voted to a more delightful task than details we hesitate as to whether they writing his beautiful “ Memoirs of Mary were not better kept private. M. Ellis," his lovely, but long afflicted wife. The volume throughout breathes an elevated spirit which nothing but ge
“ The Law of Honesty; or, who keeps nuine religion could inspire, and which the Eighth Commandment ?" is an elebrings the mind into contact with the gantly printed tract, published by Fry joys of heaven.
We need not recom- and Son, addressed to the middle and mend the book ; for its intrinsic excel- higher classes of society, and well indeed lence, its exquisite portrait, and its neat does it deserve their attention. We appearance, will make it one of the most should be glad to see a series of publicapopular female biographies which has tions on this plan. been published for years.
LITERARY NOTICES. Messrs. Darton and Son have again
Just PUBLISHED. met the demand of the season, and pub
Progressive Tales for Little Children, lished another volume of “The New in words of Single Syllables, price Year's Token; or, Christmas Present ;"
28. 6d. which multitudes of our young friends A Second Series of Progressive Tales will be glad to receive. It has a very for Little Children, in words of One and beautiful appearance, and the writers, Two Syllables. engravers, and printers, have none of
A Second Series of Very Little Tales them failed in their duties. And now
for Very Little Children, in Single Syl. we hope the public will very generally lables of Four and Five Letters, price 28. do theirs, and that, in this case, is to buy the book ; which, though not strictly
In the Press. religious, strongly inclines to it, as will “ The Sea." By ROBERT Mudie, be naturally expected from such writers author of “ The Heavens,"
“ The as Dr. Draper, Mrs. Sherwood, Mrs. Earth," " The Air," &c.