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children, feelings of reverence and gratitude obedience, of mutual kindness, of unceastowards their Creator and Redeemer ; to ing activity, of purity and decorum. Again, impress upon them a sense of their moral let them watch the return of these children responsibility; to convey to them a know- to their homes at noon and at night, and ledge of the leading truths of revealed witness the pleasurable sensations with religion ; and to familiarize them with the which they are received, so different from bright examples of piety and benevolence the scowling looks and harsh tones with which the Scriptures furnish, ought to which their teasing importunities and inform leading features of the system of terruptions, during the hours of labour, instruction pursued in these infant schools. are apt to be met. And let them, more

It would be difficult duly to estimate over, contemplate the striking reaction of the effects on society, and, amongst many the improved manners and habits of the others, the diminution of private vice and infants on the older branches of the fa of public delinquency, which, under the mily. Let them view and consider all this, Divine blessing, must follow the general and they will no longer doubt the benefiadoption and steady prosecution of such a cial influence of the proposed institution. system of infant training. At present we We are persuaded that no further mobehold the streets, and lanes, and alleys tives will be wanting to induce our readers of the metropolis, and other large towns zealously to promote the establishment of and villages, crowded with squalid such schools, wherever they may be needchildren, left, in utter neglect, to wallow in ed, within the sphere of their influence; filth, to contract disease, and to acquire and with that view to assist in carrying habits of idleness, violence, and vice. Alc into effect the special object for which this most the first language which many of Society has been formed, which is, to estathem learn to lisp, is that of impurity and blish, in some central part of the metroprofaneness. Almost the first science in polis, an Infant School which may exemwhich many of them are instructed, is that plify the principles now explained; and of depredation. Abroad, they are exposed whích, while it dispenses its benefits to the to every vicious seduction; at home, they adjoining population, may also serve as a too often suffer from the caprice or violence model of imitation with respect to its meof parents incapable of instructing their chanism, and as a seminary for training ignorance, whose poverty makes them dis. and qualifying masters and mistresses to contented and irritable, and who feel the form and superintend similar institutions. very presence of their children to be a In the mean time, and until sufficient funds drawback on their efforts to earn a sub- shall have been obtained for accomplishing sistence. From such a course of educa- this object, the Committee have resolved tion what can be expected but a proficiency to accept the liberal offer of Mr. Joseph in vicious propensities and criminal prac- Wilson, to employ his Infant School in tices ;-what, in short, but that mass of Quaker street, Spitalfields, for teaching juvenile delinquency which, in the present the mechanical parts of the system to such day, we have been forced to witness, and masters or mistresses as may be sent thito deplore ?

ther for instruction ; applications for which But if we contrast with this state of purpose may be addressed to Mr. James things the effect which may be anticipated P. Greaves, at Quaker street, Spitalfields. from the general establishment of infant The Committee have engaged Mr. Wilschools, conducted on the principles which derspin, of the Spitalfields Infant School, have now been developed, what heart but to go into the country, at the request of must exult in the prospect? Let those who any person intending to open a school acregard such expectations as visionary, only cording to the method now in practice. take the pains of personally and minutely Subscriptions will be received at the inspecting those receptacles for infants Infant School, Spitalfields ; by the Treawhich have been already formed at Wal- surer, S. Hoare, jun. Esq., at Messrs. thamstow, Whitechapel, Vincent Square, Hoare, Barnett, and Co.'s, Lombard street; Westminster, Blackfriars, Brighton, Bris- by Messrs. Smith, Payne, and Co.; Sir tol, and Liverpool. Let them view the John W. Lubbock and Co.; Messrs. children, clean, healthy, joyous; giving Hammersley and Co.; Messrs. Drummond free scope to their buoyant spirits ; their and Co.; and Messrs. Jones, Lloyd, and Co. very plays made subservient to the correction of bad and the growth of good dispo- CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY. sitions; and the happiness they manifestly In the Appendix to our last volume, we enjoy employed as the means of training abstracted a portion of the Society's them in habits of prompt and cheerful Twenty-third Report; but have not hitherto found an opportunity of giving the (now Archdeacon) Corrie writes: “ If substance of the remainder. The follow- funds were forthcoming, we might have all ing are among the chief particulars. the youth in the town under our tuition.”

Calcutta and North-India Mission. And Mr. Jetter adds : “Wherever a boys' In reference to India, the Society men- school is established, the natives are now tion, the lamented removal of the first happily beginning to expect, as a matter bishop of that extensive see from his la- of course, that a girls' school shall also bours; and the appointment of a suc- be formed !” cessor, who had already given an ample We pass by the incipient details on this pledge, in his long-tried zeal in support of subject, as we have laid before our readers missions, that the interests of Christianity the results at later dates. The want of in India would be an object of his unfails suitable teachers for the female schools ing solicitude.

was likely, in a great measure, to be The Corresponding Committee at Cal- supplied ; for several of the elder girls at cutta present the following review of the the Asylum for the Female Orphans of progress by which the Society's affairs in European Parents, who had given good evithe north of India have attained their pre- dence of having become truly religious, had sent importance :

gladly entered on the study of Bengalee, “From the establishment of the Church in order that, under Mrs. Wilson's instrucMissionary Society in 1800, opportunities tions, they may be prepared to act as have been carefully sought by the Com- teachers of the female schools. In Mr. mittee, of entering on missionary labours Thomason's zealous exertions to establish in India. It was not, however, till 1807, that asylum, he always hoped that it might that any direct part was taken by the So- be rendered subservient to the interests ciety in the propagation of Christianity at of Christianity in India; but he could this presidency; and so unfavourable were scarcely look for so early and gratifying a circumstances at that time to the subject fulfilment of his wishes. of missions generally, that the Correspond- Madras and South-India Mission. ing Committee could find no opening for The number of children of all classes, pursuing the direct objects of the Society. Christians and Hindoos, in the Society's The funds placed at their disposal were, schools connected with this station, is betherefore, in the first instance, appro- tween three and four thousand ; and probapriated to assist in translating the Scrip- bly nearly as many more have successively tures: afterward, assistance was afforded quitted them for various employments in toward the establishment of native schools; life, after acquiring, through their means, und various friends of Christianity were the rudiments of learning, and some measupplied with means to improve oppor. sure of religious instruction. The native tunities of imparting religious instruction congregation, which assembles at the misin their respective circles. Thus mis- sion church in Black Town on Sunday sionary stations began to be formed, and morning, consists of from 90 to 100 perpressing applications were sent home to sons, beside the children of the mission the Parent Society for missionaries to schools. The communicants have been cultivate the ground thus broken up. All from twenty-five to thirty persons monthly. the stations occupied by the Calcutta Cor- Two Heathens have been received into responding Committee have been formed the church during the year. In addition in this manner ; and, in some other pro- to the means of instruction previously mising spheres of labour, where already established, a meeting for reading and expartial assistance has been afforded, the plaining theScriptures has been commenced Committee hope that the Parent Society at one of the school-rooms situated in a may be able eventually to supply the populous part of the town, at which the necessary aid of an ordained missionary. Christian natives of the neighbourhood At six stations, missionary labours are attend, and many Heathens. pursued; and, at two others, schools are The printing-office and depository are maintained. In the schools at the dif- increasing in efficiency and importance. ferent stations, upward of 2000 children Upward of 30,000 copies of Christian are receiving education.”

tracts and school books, and some larger In reference to the state of education works, have been struck off during the in this mission, the Committee remark, year. A large édition of the Tamul New that a great number of facts might be ad Testament had been undertaken, on very duced, in proof of the efficiency of the moderate terms, for the Madras Auxiliary schools in the improvement of the habits Bible Society. and the enlightening of the mind. Mr. In reference to the Syrian Church at Travancore, the Committee report that the press at Jaffna, under the responsibility of various labours of the missionaries in its the Society's missionaries. behalf are carried on under the full sanction

Australasia Mission, and encouragement of Colonel Newall, The missionaries and settlers employed the present British resident at the court of by the Society, and stationed at RangTravancore; and they receive the most heehoo and Kiddeekiddee, in New Zeaencouraging testimonies to the good effect land, were seven. We need not repeat of the Society's labours. Measures had the circumstances already detailed in our been adopted in the preceding year for pages respecting the ferocious proceedings extending the benefit of parochial school of the native chief Shunghi, and the various instruction throughout the country occu- adverse occurrences in the mission. “Unpied by the Syrian Christians, and for der all these circumstances,” remark the establishing a grammar-school as an in- Committee, “ there are not wanting ample termediate step between the parochial encouragements to persevere. In the schools and the college for youths designed midst of all the evils which have attended for the service of the church, or for whom the mission, it has already made, in various a better scale of education is desirable respects, a beneficial impression on the The number of students in the college is natives, and is gradually opening the way fifty : of this number, twelve are ordained, for the diffusion of Christian truth, with the remaining thirty-eight unordained. all its attendant blessings." The conduct of the students has been Mr. Shepherd was paying particular reremarkably good; and, if present hopes gard to the preparation, in the New Zealand do not prove fallacious, in less than ten tongue, of portions of Scripture, for the years there may be fifty or one hundred use of the children and adults who may learned priests belonging to this venerable learn to read. church,“ nourishing their flocks, and

West Indies Mission. spreading the triumphs of the Gospel No regular return of the Society's schools around them."

in Antigua had been received; but Mr. In the

Dawes writes, “ The schools prosper in Bombay and Western-India Mission every quarter. Some of the first chaThere were about 150 boys under religious racters in the island openly advocate our instruction in the native schools. Upward cause, and others rapidly lose their preof twenty attended Mr. Kenney at his judices.” house, to learn Mahratta and English ; North-West America Afission. and thus afforded him an opportunity of Respecting the recent mission to the conveying to them a knowledge of the Indians of North-West America, the Gospel. With prudent zeal, schools may Committee had as yet but little to report. be established to a very great extent. The expressed interest and co-operation Ceylon Mission.

of the Hudson's Bay Company afforded The Society's missionaries had con facilities, which otherwise could not be tinued their labours at the three sta- obtained, for extending the light and intions—Nellore, in the north, among the Auence of the Christian religion among Tamul population; Kandy in the interior, the natives of this vast territory. and Baddagamme in the south, both Mr. West sent home a specimen of among the Cingalese. At these stations writing by an Esquimaux Indian, who had were twelve European teachers, with accompanied the Arctic expedition as a seventeen native assistants, and upward guide, and who had been taught to read and of 600 scholars, of whom nearly one-eighth write by the officers. Captain Franklin, were girls. A press, which had been sent on his return, called at the Society's from this country, had arrived, and was house; and strongly urged on the Comestablished at Nellore, for the use of the mittee the prosecution of this mission in Tamul part of the mission. The church at behalf of the various tribes which roam Kandy was nearly finished, and was about over the vast plains through which his to be opened. The experience of the adventurous expedition was conducted. first year, in the superintendence of the The Committee had added, during the schools, has confirmed the missionaries in year, to the list of the Society's Vice-Pretheir views respecting their great utility. sidents, the Provost of Oriel College, and The improvement of the schoolmasters the Principal of Magdalen Hall, Oxfordhas been a main object of attention with and, at Cambridge, the President of Queen's them. It was resolved that measures College, Vice-Chancellor of the University's should be taken for procuring the consent the Master of Corpus Christi College ; of Government to the establishment of a and Sir Robert Harry Inglis, Bart.

VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
FOREIGN.

an ardent love of true liberty, and an FRANCE.—This fair and fertile country energy of intellect capable of making a seems to be retrograding towards monkish deep impression on the public mind, shall superstition and arbitrary, power. The unite a devout adherence to the principles King has just issued an ordinance restoring of Christianity, and know how to compass the censorship of the periodical press : and right ends by right and Scriptural means. so strictly is this power exercised, that not It is by, well-directed efforts to increase a syllable seriously offensive to the govern- the number of persons of this description, ment is suffered to transpire. Even an who, with the irresistible force of superior advertisement of a pamphlet of M. de moral strength, may interpose between Chateaubriand, the late minister of foreign the two leading irreconcileable factions affairs, has been refused admission. The which divide France, that our best hopes opposition journals appear daily with wide are founded for the permanent repose of gaps, indicative of the portions of matter that unhappy country. We are glad to excised from the proof-sheets by the learn that permission has been obtained government curators. The measure ap- from the French government to open a pears to be a studied and deliberate Protestant Episcopal chapel for the benefit advance towards a systematic restriction of the English visitors and residents in of public liberty; or to meet some anti- Paris. cipated exigencies. There was nothing, at AUSTRIA.-A document has been copied least on the popular surface of French into the journals, purporting to be an offiaffairs, at the present moment, that could cial ordinance of the government of Ausbe alleged as an overpowering reason for a tria, forbidding by name the entrance into measure so odious and oppressive. It has the Austrian territories of Lady Oxford, been followed up by a decree appointing Mrs. Hutchinson, the Countess Bourk, a commission for revising the public Lord Holland, and Lady Morgan! There decrees and decisions prior to the restora- is an imbecility in this proceeding, if really tion of the present dynasty; with a view it be not a fabrication, which is not much to rescind whatever displeases them, and to the credit of the manliness or selfto draw up the project of new ones in possession of the Austrian government. their place. If such commissions act in There might, or might not, be good reathe true spirit of their appointment, and sons for excluding these individuals; but the press is suffered by the public to if the Holy Allies have no better weapons remain muzzled, farewell to French liberty; than such chivalrous edicts as this, despoand as for the rights of the present owners tism must soon verge to its decrepitude. of property, or the stability of any thing The charge against Lord Holland, of utterthat has been established since the Revolu- ing insolent abuse against the allied motion, it will be a matter of mere prudence narchs in the British parliament, were it and policy, and not of inclination, if any worth noticing by our government, might portion is allowed to be retained. We view draw forth a just remonstrance to the the whole course of these affairs with the Austrian cabinet, for not confining itself to deeper emotion, because we fear that in a better course of diplomacy than that them we perceive the germ of new com- of interfering with the internal concerns of motions and revolutions, which await only a foreign and independent legislature. the moment when the grievances daily Greece.—The small island of Ipsara, accumulating become at length no longer in the Archipelago, has been reduced by tolerable, and some favourable concur- the Turks, who attacked it with a large rence arises to enkindle the torch which armament, and overpowered it, after an will fire the whole train of combustible obstinate resistance from its scanty garrielements, and again shake France to its Some recent rumours speak of a very centre. We rejoice, however, to subsequent naval victory by the Greeks, perceive, amidst all, that there is a gradual and the re-possession of the island. increase of persons of a better staple, so South America. — Various rumours to speak, than the usual order of public have been alternately circulated and conmen in France. Hitherto infidelity and tradicted, respecting the affairs of the new ultra-liberalism almost exclusively have governments of South America, particudisputed the palm with civil despotism and larly the circumstances of the Columbian pseudo-religious bigotry, superstition, and army in Peru ; but scarcely any official intolerance. The well informed have too or certain intelligence has arrived. The generally sided with the former, while the message of the Buenos Ayres executive latter has boasted chiefly of persons igno- to the legislative assembly, gives a most rant or interested. But we trust—thanks, hopeful account of the present state and in no small degree, to the religious and prospects of that republic. The governphilanthropic institutions which originated ment seems highly pleased with the line in Great Britain, and have begun to take of conduct adopted towards South Ameroot in France that that country will, - rica by the cabinets of Great Britain and before long, possess a race of men who, to the United States.

son.

DOMESTIC.

or the pretence, of expelling a devil. Five We are happy to learn that the effusion persons who, among many others, were of human blood, which might have ensued present at the protracted operation, and in consequence of our difference with Al- heard the child's screams and entreaties, giers, has been prevented, by the timely without interfering, were arraigned with submission of the Dey to the terms of the him as abettors of the murder. The priest Exmouth Treaty.

was acquitted, being proved to be insane; In the East, we shall be rejoiced speedily and his fellow-prisoners, on the ground to announce a similar result as respects that they were not aware of the child's the war with the Burman empire. The danger, and firmly believed that the fanaissue, indeed, cannot for a moment be tic rites of Carroll were salutary exorcisins doubtful; but in the mean time many for its benefit. Indeed, the parents themlives may fall a sacrifice. Our incipient selves assisted at the scene. We allude operations in that quarter appear to have to the circumstance, as strongly indicative been attended with some partial reverses. of the dreadful state of imbecility, super

From a report of the select committee stition, and fanatic credulity, into which of the House of Commons on the criminal the Irish peasantry are sunk, and the laws, lately printed, we are glad to find consequent duty and necessity of rethat it is determined to consolidate all doubling every effort for their improve. the existing statutes, and also to amend" ment. Ignorance, utter ignorance, of all them where they may appear anomalous that it most concerns mankind to know, or defective. The two provisions are in- is at the foundation of all their miseries dependent of each other; and the former, and their vices. How imperative, then, which, from the multifariousness of our the call on British Christians, and on their laws, was greatly needed, will form an own better-informed countrymen, to exert excellent basis for the latter.

every effort to enlighten them; above all, An extraordinary and most afflicting to give them the best of all books, and trial has taken place at Wexford, in Ire- the education that shall enable them to land, of a Catholic priest, named Carroll, read it and appreciate its value ! for the murder of a child, under the idea,

OBITUARY. MISS CUNNINGHAM. change and death, to educate them for On Friday, August 13th, at the age of eternity; and upon the young themselves, seventeen, at her uncle's house at Pake to live for God, that, when the frail field, Suffolk, it pleased God to remove thread of life is broken, they may enter from this world of temptation and sorrow, into his glory. It will be a satisfaction to by a typhus fever, JANE Anne, the eldest many of the friends of the family of this daughter of the Rev.J. W. CUNNINGHAM, young person to know, that the last Vicar of Harrow. Those of our readers months of her life, the only period of her who remember the notice of a heavy aftlic- release from the duties of education, had tion in the same family in our volume for been much devoted to watching over the 1821 (pp. 67, 210), will not withhold temporal and spiritual wants of the poor ; their sympathy and prayers in bebalf of and that, whilst through the suceessive this mourning family, so soon recalled to stages of her illness she lost no opporthe chamber of mourning and death. It tunity of expressing the conviction of her is our 'anxious desire to embrace such own guilt as a sinner, she fell asleep, occasions of holding out a solemn warning casting herself calmly, thankfully, and joyto parents and to children ;-to call upon fully, upon the love and all-sufficiency of the guardians of youth, in this world of her

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J. M. W.; CLERICUS; A. B.; 0. J. K.; SEPTUAGENARIUS; Rusticia; H. W.;

H. T-N; G. M. ; and D. D. ; are under consideration. The Memoir of the Rev. T. Cotterill in our next.

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