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we doubt not that while the heart of our election, the candidate class included upvenerable brother was made glad, many were wards of forty successful tractarian aspirants led to admire the grace and goodness of God for parliamentary power, how many may be in all the great things that have been effected expected now, the process of preparation through his instrumentality during the last having gone on ever since ?-Oxford Proffty years. May such instances of success in testant Magazine. home missionary labours be greatly multiplied, and may our associated churches be

GERMAN SCHOLARS. encouraged to introduce the gospel in many more villages and large towns where there is The following account of some of the disstill abundant room for their operations ! tinguished literary men in Germany is ex

tracted from the European correspondence of

the “ Providence Journal':COLLECTANEA.

Professor Boekh is probably the greatest

living philologist. His name will stand THE BAPTISM OF KING ETHELBERT.

hereafter as the Wolff, or the Heyne of This is the subject of a large fresco painting his generation. He is the rector of over the throne in the new House of Lords, the University for the present year, and executed by Mr. Dyce, and much lauded, as though somewhat advanced in life, is a specimen of his “great abilities." The still in the possession of great mental and figures are no doubt correctly drawn, and the bodily vigour. Professor Ritter is an older colours faithfully applied: all that is wanting man than Boekh; he is undeniably the first is-truth. The king is represented kneeling geographer of the age or any age. The great on the pavement, half-naked, with the crown work which he is now writing has already on his head ; beside him is a small font ; reached six immense volumes, and embraces before him stands Augustine, with something only the continents of Asia and Africa. He like a dish in his hand, apparently sprinkling has himself introduced many new and valuthe monarch. Call it what you will—it is able ideas into this science, in fact, he has in not Ethelbert's baptism. Not a learned a great degree created the science and given man in Europe will venture to affirm that it it a most important rank among the other is. It is very well known that at that time natural sciences. A gentleman told me that the church of Rome, to which Augustine be- he saw recently in Professor Ritter's study, longed, practised trine immersion. That im- twenty big volumes of fine manuscript, conmersion was the uniform practice of the taining only the names of books cited in his Saxon church is an equally undoubted fact. great geographical work. Professor Ritter Ethelbert's baptism could not have taken is a large framed man, with a high, broad place in the manner described in the fresco. forehead, deeply indented in the centre, and The bishops ought to have prevented the per a hale, florid, and benevolent aspect. Propetration of such a blunder. — Montreal fessor Encke, the astronomer, who discovered Register.

the comet which bears his name, and which is so important to the world of science as

strengthening, if not confirming, the theory TRACTARIANS IN PARLIAMENT.

of a resisting medium in space, is a short There is another fact,or class of facts, demand- man, with a rough hewn and hard-favoured ing the most serious consideration of electors. countenance. He is a greater mathematician It has been said, and we believe truly, that than brilliant theorizer ; and deep matheten resolved men in the House of Commons, matical lines, traverses, sines, and cosines haring fair abilities, with courage and perse. plough every square and corner of his visage. verance, could attain any object which they Dr. Neander, the most distinguished theohad agreed to pursue. Now, in the last par- logical professor of the university, is a reliament there was but one tractarian member, formed Jew, and his name, chosen by himself, but in the present parliament there are after the manner of the old scholars, from upwards of forty ; and these men ought to the Greek, has reference to this change of senhave been the objects of a jealousy ten times timent. He is now engaged in writing a more keen than that which O'Connell and Church History, of great labour and learning, his openly Roman catholic followers have and has already completed ten volumes. He excited. But it is probable that not ten of has also published a “ History of the Aposour readers are aware of the fact we here tolic Age,” and “ The Life of Jesus,” the state, and that not five of the forty consti- latter having been called forth by the celetuencies are aware of the principles of their brated work of David Strauss, called “ The representatives, or of the tendencies of those Life of Jesus," which occasioned not many principles. These facts will be startling to years since, so much movement in the theoour readers, but they must look a little fur- logical world. Professor Neander, though ther, and ask the question-If, in the short one of the most amiable, kind-hearted, and period between the first formation of the excellent of men, is nevertheless quite ectractarian conspiracy and the last general centric in his appearance and manners. It

is a singular sight for a stranger to behold him EDITORIAL POSTSCRIPT.
for the first time at his desk in the lecture Our friends in Canada have issued the
room. He is rather an under-sized man, and prospectus of a monthly religious periodical,
wears a long black frock coat or surtout, and to be called “ The Colonial Protestant.”
high boots reaching to his knees,

His com

It is to be edited by Messrs. Cramp and Bosplexion is swarthy, his hair black and thick, wer h, who expect to receive the assistance coming down over his forehead, and his of other ministers of various denominations, shaggy eyebrows wholly conceal his eyes from and announce that it is to be free from denoview. He always stands when he lectures, minational bias. Communications for it are fastens his eyes upon the floor, and leaning to be addressed, “ To the Editors of the Cohis arms on the desk above his head, he pulls lonial Protestant, Montreal.” to pieces a quill which is invariably provided for him, and which seems to be necessary to Two pamphlets have recently been pubsecure for him an easy flow of thought. He lished by Dr. Kalley, late of Madeira, which, speaks with a strong voice, in measured and through an oversight have not been noticed, almost evenly-timed sentences. When more

as we intended them to be, in an earlier part than usually excited by his subject, he wheels of this number. One is entitled, " A short off from the desk, and turns his back to the Statement of Dr. Kalley's Case ; his Ex. audience, his face all the while working, and pulsion from Madeira, by Outrage, in Vio his mouth opening, as if his ideas came to lation of the Treaty between Great Britain him in spasms. But the unfavourable or and Portugal; and the subsequent Proceedundignified impression which this odd man- ings of the British Government. By Robert ner may at first excite, soon wears off, when Reid Kalley, M.D.” The other is called, one has listened for a short time to the beau

“ Recent Facts, showing how Popery treats tiful, flowing, and scholastic language, the the Civil Rights of Protestants at the present noble and original style of thought, and the day. By R. R. Kalley, M.D.” The part of sincere, suggestive, and impressive teachings, the “ Case" which will surprise the British of this truly learned and great theologian. public the most is not the conduct of the Professor Ranke, the historian of the popes, Madeira mobs, or of the Portuguese authoholds at present the office of Royal Histo- rities, but that of the English Secretary for riographer. He is still in his prime, and Foreign Affairs. Lord Palmerston has not though he has already accomplished much, only failed to obtain from the Portuguese much more is expected of him. Though government property which is unjustly desmall in stature, he has a high, commanding, tained, but has avowed, in his correspondence, intellectual forehead ; his manners in the

an extraordinary principle, of extensive applilecture room, like those of Neander, are ex

cation. That treaties entered into by Great ceedingly eccentric, and his style of delivery Britain cannot protect its subjects in foreign to the last degree unpleasant and incoherent.

lands from the consequences of breaking the

laus of the countries in which they reside is JOHN WILLIAMS.” perfectly fair; but Lord Palmerston goes the

length of saying, that the treaties have not We have much pleasure in announcing the for their object the protection of British sub safe arrival of the missionary ship, John jects who offend the prejudices of the native Williams, Captain Morgan, after a prosperous population, or of the authorities of foreign passage of ninety days from the Islands, viâ

states !” If the fact be so, how few are the Cape Horn, having on board as passengers, countries which Englishmen-not to say the Rev. Ć. Barif and Mrs. Barff from protestants, dissenters, or baptists—can safely Huahine, Rev. A. Buzacott and Mrs. Buza- | visit ! An Englishman in many parts of the cott from Rarotonga ; and the Rev. W. United States would according to this docMills and Mrs. Mills from Samoa, with a trine, be abandoned to mob law, and would number of the children of the missionaries, gain no redress, if he had offended “ the present home for education. Our brethren con- judices of the native population" by allowing firm the intelligence recently received in this a coloured female to take his arm in the country, of the return of queen Pomare to streets, or sitting down with a coloured man Tahiti, and the surrender of the patriots to at his dinner table. the forces of the protectorate.- Missionary Magazine.

The Trustees of the Hymn Book, commonly called the New Selection, have roted to the widows of ministers at their annual

meeting which has just been held, a larger The Biblical Review will henceforth be sum than in any former year. We fear it published in quarterly numbers, at the price be that this is the only hymn book from

is not understood as universally as it should of three shillings, and the first number of the which baptist widows derive any advantage. new volume will appear on the first of July. Since its first publication the sale has - Biblical Review.

amounted to 170,874 copies, and the sum distributed to £2,466.

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AFRICA.

DEATH OF MRS. NEWBEGIN.

A few weeks ago we learned with great regret that the state of Mrs. Newbegin's health was such as to require imperatively her return to this country, and that it was not supposed that she could ever venture to Africa again. A letter from Mr. Newbegin, dated Cameroons, Feb. 5th, contains the following mournful supplement to previous communications:

In my last I wrote to you under the pressure | however, gave no uneasiness, and she passed of heavy affliction, and in the prospect of a through the season of trial (which in her ex. speedy departure from my work for a season. hausted state was very severe) better than we The illness of my dear wife was a matter could have anticipated. I did now begin to which gave us all the greatest alarm. That hope for the better. For two days she did that was not unfounded the event has proved. not seem to go back, but all the irritation Death has done his work, and the affectionate remained. The uncontrollable pulse, the partner of nearly four years, who crossed the hacking cough, which rendered the applicaAtlantic for me, and who ever since has been tion of a blister imperative, the irritable the sharer of all my joys and sorrows—and stomach, which for six weeks had been a the latter you know have not been few, is source of constant distress, did not abate, but fallen with brethren Thompson and Sturgeon increased, until her exhausted frame was in the African mission. I did not anticipate weighed down and sank. She consoled me this at the time I wrote, although I was as well as her failing voice allowed, expressed anxiously awaiting an opportunity for con- great joy in the presence of her God, and on veying her to a more congenial climate. Her Saturday, 16th of January, she fell asleep. I end was peace, and her hopes were fixed upon forbear entering into a detail of the grief I the sure foundation. Her zeal for Africa, feel or the amount of loss I sustain; that can which I can assure you was of the highest only be estimated by those who are co-workorder, continued unabated, nay, increased ers with me. I commend myself to your with the increase of infirmity.' Her dying prayers, for it is only from on high I can injunctions to me were not to forsake Africa, meet with support. It may be remembered but remain faithful at my post, which, with by you, dear brother, that Dir. Hinton, at our God's help, I shall do, although I feel that valedictory service, warned my departed the climate is such as to make me certain that brother and myself by no means to go if we a lengthened course of labour cannot be ex- could not sacrifice wife, and child, and all. I pected, either by me or any other European have done so: I do not repent. If, however, missionary. We have lasted for some time, but in the midst of his many engagements, Mr. death is mowing us down, and has not done Hinton could spare me time for a line of conyet. Almost all of us are feeling more and solation, I should esteem it very kindly, as more the inroads that are being made in our from one who once from the pulpit spoke constitutions.

words of peace to the inquiring soul who now Perhaps you have read the small note from in eternity is joining the song of the general Dr. Prince on the evening of my wife's death. assembly and church of the first born. It was impossible for me then to write to you, for it was in the midst of the hurry of depar The loss I sustain adds not a little to my ture for the burial at Bimbia. All the symp. worldly cares, and in sickness, which is often, toms spoken of in my last continued on the to my wants, which no other can alleviate. It increase until Sunday the 10th ult., when is the “ Lord's will, let him do what seemeth premature labour came on. I expected no him good.” Could I see one convert, I would less than that she would sink in a few hours say " it is enough." Oh, when is dark Isubu after it, and informed her of my fears; this,' to be enlightened ?

RETURN OF MRS. STURGEON AND MRS. SAKER.

In a letter from Clarence, dated Feb. 24th, Mr. Clarke says,

“ The Ethiope sailed at nine o'clock, P.M., on Monday, with sisters Sturgeon and Saker. Mrs. Sturgeon has ever commanded the respect of all. She has quictly and diligently employed herself in doing good, and been most circumspect and exemplary in her

conduct. She is greatly beloved by the people, and by all of us. Mrs. Saker's case is a most distressing one: she deserves and needs your most tender sympathy. The child will, I fear, not live to reach England, nor her husband to see her return. He is however bearing up well."--It affords us pleasure to add that these friends have arrived, and that their health has been in some degree improved by

the royage.

VISIT OF THE DOVE TO JAMAICA.

It was not finally determined at the date of our latest advices, but from their tenor there appears to be a strong probability that the Dove has sailed ere now for the West Indies. The health of some of the natives of Jamaica who settled at Femando Po is declining, and it is thought desirable that they should return; and Mr. Clarke says, "Before this reaches, you will have returned, I hope, after accomplishing much good, and I may be on the way to the shores of Jamaica. This is, however, still uncertain. We are going on quietly, though greatly tried by afiliction. The captain cannot stand it much longer ; and if the Dove is not allowed to depart, he will probably have to leave her for a season to seek restoration to health. Brother Duckett is again ill with his complaint, and a voyage to Jamaica might be blessed to his restoration. Brother Phillips is here with inis sick wife, and wishes on her and on his own account to return. Mrs. Clarke is very feeble, and often very ill. I am shaken by anxiety and toil; and though the departure would be leaving the mission very low, still, a speedy return would I hope revive it greatly. I do hope an increased good would be done to Jamaica, for God can work by the feeblest instrumentality. Brother Saker is really more like a man near to death than a labourer fit to remain ; but such is the state of Cameroons, and his right feeling towards it, that he cannot think of leaving at present.”

FERNANDO PO. Dr. and Mrs. Prince continue for the present at Clarence, and the Doctor has received from the governor, Captain Becroft, written permission to remain there. Dr. Prince says, Feb. 26th :

I have advised you that Miss Vitou is at that William Smith, who formerly accompa. present continuing her residence at the late nied brother Merrick to Cameroons, will Mr. Sturgeon's. Should that house be tenanted render it, and be other ways very serviceable by Captain Becroft, then Miss Vitou will to me, both in church and domestic affairs. reside at the teacher's cottage, within a few I truly hope and prayerfully desire your yards of my dwelling, and formerly occupied minds may be impressed with the propriety by Newman.

of supplying a duly qualified schoolmas er to She will continue those services in the day this station, and that you will speedily act out and Sunday school for which she was engaged the conviction. by Mr. Sturgeon, and will, I have no doubt, On Wednesday afternoon we had a joyous be blessed as a spiritual instructor to many of festive meeting with 150 children. Twenty the adult and growing females as she has pounds of flour were converted into plum-cake, already been. She will also do what she may and they were well drenched with richly be able in the superintendence of Mrs, and sweetened tea. The place of rendezvous was Miss Johnson, the teachers of the infant gaily decorated by Captain Milbourn with school. Mrs. Prince is also intending to give shrubs, flowers, and fags. Twenty-two moprivate instructions in the English language, nitors and as many good scholars, were reand other elements of a plain education, to warded out of such ihings as we had suitable as those two young women, and will assist then gifts to boys and girls. The merriment was great. to the understanding and practical use of the On Wednesday morning I met brethren book, “ The Infant School Teacher's Guide.” Saker, Clarke, and Milbourn to converse on Miss Vitou will require some assistance in the subjects of the disposal of the property at the day-school froin one of our more intelligent Clarence and the going of the Dove to Jamale members of the church, and I expect' maica.

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