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must be duly aware of the value of a quotation, which is at once in point, and which from its cast of composition is in no danger of exciting the suspicion of plagiarism. These essays are admirably adapted for the purpose. Take an example on the thesis, "Omnia vincit amor."

"Two birds had built themselves a mossy nest.

Then with sweet friendship on the neighboring tree

They play'd: and O! what love, what ecstacy!

Soon in the nest I saw some eggs were laid,

O'er which one bird her brooding wings display'd.

All day I watch'd them from the arbor green,

Till young birds had nestled, where the eggs had been.

The old birds now appear'd with joy elate;

More glad they flutter'd ; O! their happy state!

And ever were they busy on the wing, Fresh seeds and insects in their beaks to

bring. Sweet was each morsel to the chirping things,

Each day increased the feathers on their wings."

We would secondly recommend these essays to foreigners. Much time and labor would be saved by persons ignorant of the language, if they could learn the meaning of two words at once. Mr. Fellowes' publication promises, in this view, to be of great utility. Examples of the "callida junctura, as Horace somewhere expresses it, crowd upon you almost in every page. Here you shall not only disCover 66 wind-gods" and nymphs," but "tear-drops" and "flower-flags,' " and 66 sea-powers" and "zephyr-train," and "love-charms," and " tual," and "well-a-day," and "heavenly-pure," and a hundred others, whose permutations and combinations cannot fail to VOL. II. New Series.


afford a rich treat to every lover of hard words, and of the new system of the English language.

Thirdly, to nurses. Often have our ears been assailed, and Our "sensitive" feelings wounded to the quick by the frivolous prattle, which these well-meaning characters deal out to their infant care. No sooner does the dear little creature shew symptoms of impatience, on account of the pricking of a pin, or the want of a dinner, than it must be soothed by such strains as,

"See saw sacchara down,

Which is the way to London town, &c." "Rock-a-by baby in a tree top, When the wind blows, the cradle will rock, &c.

"Queen Bessy, she crept and crept into a spout,

And she crept and she crept, but she could not creep out, &c."

-a set of rhymes, which are calculated to convey very little knowledge, either moral or philosophical, to the infant mind. Let mothers give it in charge to the nurse to discard these frivolities, and to adapt to such tunes as may seem in her wisdom the best, those moral essays in the work before us, of which children are able to comprehend the force. Thus,

He took his Mabel on his knee,
"Dear girl, said Arthur, when with glee,

How blest thus to be lov'd by thee,
For thou art every thing to me." (p. 50.)

This may serve as a good substitute for

"Where does my lady's garden grow." and it is a fortunate circumstance that the same tune will answer for both.

Fourthly, to that class of insipient men and women who may be termed the sentimental. This class of mortals is always in love. Like Ella, in the last essay of 2M

Mr. Fellowes, without any exact determination of the point, what they love or why they love, they are confident in the assurance, that every pain which they suf fer, whether bodily or mental, is the result of this universal feeling. To them we would strenu. ously recommend this work as an invaluable treasure. When the weather is fine, and their tea of proper flavor, whilst they are overflowing with cheerfulness and good animal spirits, what song can be better suited to their 66 breathing fibres" than The Praises of love?" It may be adapted with effect, either to the piano-forte or the harp.

"O Cupid! god of ecstacy, How sweet to love, and lov'd to be! Thy force each breathing fibre feels, Through every sentient heart it steals," (p. 4.)

&c. &c.

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Why flutters my heart? from my breast

soft sighs steal," &c. &c.

They will thus be able to deceive both themselves and their neighbors into the persuasion, that they are smarting under the tyranny of the "love-god," when the wintry" wind-god," is the real author of all their maladies; and they will derive consolation from the idea, in proportion as the pangs of love are more easy to tolerate, than theshootings of rheumatism and the ravages of age.

To be serious however for a

few minutes: can reverend cler. gymen now find no better employment than to foster folly, and to lead captive silly women? Is it for them to give force and inveteracy to those domineering passions, which never require to be stimulated, and which, if uncontrolled, will too surely corrupt the heart, and terminate in profligacy and dissipation? What opinion would have been entertained of Cranmer or Latimer, of Luther or Melanchthon, or Calvin, if they had so far forgot the nature of those sacred duties, which required all their time and all their talents, as to employ themselves in filling the heads of foolish girls with notions at once childish and prejudicial, and in acquiring the character, of which every clergyman should be cordially ashamed that he is a pretty fellow among the ladies? If our Savior and his apostles are to be objects of imitation to those who pretend to inculcate their precepts, and to tread in their steps, by what part of their conduct can a clergyman justify this degradation of his profession? What layman even who acknowledges as a predominant principle of action that sublime rule, whether he eats or drinks, or whatever he does to do all to the glory of God," who feels himself "a stranger and a pilgrim" here on earth, and is determined to know nothing below but "Jesus Christ and him crucified;" what human being under the guidance of principles like these, can prevail upon himself to corrupt the taste of the rising generation, and to encourage notions which in their best view are extravagantly foolish, and in their maturity are in


open hostility with the word of God, and the eternal interests of man? Real virtuous love is in no way connected with these spurious feelings and sickly sensibilities. Milton has displayed it with all its beauty, and it has an advocate in every rational bosom; but if for this you substitute the "insipient sensations" of a Strangford, a Moore, or aWe beg pardon of Mr. Fellowes and our readers, for being thus grave, where gravity may be thought a little misplaced. De minimis non curat lex. And though Mr. Fellowes deserves to be suspended for publishing a volume so profligate in its ten

dency as this is, he is too weak to be very noxious. Yet even Mr. Fellowes has doubtless his admirers, and some happy families may perhaps be found, in which the elder branches are singing in tragical chorus, that pa. thetic stanza,

"A boat upset by the fierce winds
Coastward the wild waves roll'd;
The moon-beam glimmering on the keel
Some dire disaster told." (p. 30.)

The good maiden aunt talks of Cupid the "love-god ;" and every little creature in the house, that has the gift of a tongue, is vociferating the history of Arthur and Mabel."


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"Since the month of July, 579 copies of the tracts have been circulated, in the following proportions: 1. Of the advice of a Friend to a Mohammedan, (consisting of 52 pages octavo,) 88 copies. 2: The Princi ples of the New Testament, (14 pages octavo,) 214 copies. 3. Letter in Defence of St. Paul's Apos tleship, (7 pages octavo,) 50 copies. 4. The Catechism (56 pages, octavo,) 116 copies. 5. St. Matthew's Gospel, (50 pages folio,) 111 copies, We intend soon to print the third edition of the second tract.

The tracts appear to have excit. ed considerable attention and inquiry among the people, and are the subject of much conversation among the chiefs, The hostile measures which they have adopted, will, we

hope, eventually turn out for the good of the mission, and the general diffusion of christian knowledge through the country. They could scarcely have employed better means for making the people doubt of their present religion, than what they have done, by prohibiting them from reading our books, and threatening them, if any of these should be found in their possession. The gospel according to Matthew, is highly priz ed, and well understood. The time, we trust, will speedily arrive, when all our efforts will be crowned with success. Satan seems to tremble for his honor.

"The missionaries met on the 19th, (December) when it was stat ed, that Omar (slave to Kubal, a sultan in the village,) had long continued stedfast in his attachment to us, notwithstanding all the persecution which he had met with from his countrymen; that he had, more than 18 months ago, declared to several of the missionaries his belief in christianity, and his determination to profess it, that he had earnestly besought them individually to assist him in

procuring his liberty, and that it ap peared, the ransoming of him at present, might tend much to the furtherance of religion. The meeting, in consequence of these representa tions, and other concurring circumstances, resolved to ransom him, if they could prevail on his master to part with him. The sum demanded for him is unusually great but we humbly hope, that the directors will not be displeased at our endeavoring, even at such an expense, to alleviate the distresses of one who has been bound, chained, imprisoned, and exposed to the most complicated sufferings, on account of his attachment

to us.

If we succeed in procuring his liberty, we hope it will have a considerable effect on the minds of his countrymen Our only fear is, that Kubal will not give him up for any price.

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Katagery, some days ago, paid us a visit. He continues to live with Colonel S He often speaks on the subject of religion to his countrymen, and has circulated a number of tracts, and of Matthew's Gospel, among the people, who live about the Kubane. His relation, the general, continues to make him many offers of wealth and preferment, on condition of his renouncing christianity; but hitherto all his efforts have been vain. The following is one of his letters (translated from the Turkish,) to Mr. Brunton :

he would be a fortunate man. But instead of hearkening to me, he has suffered himself to be deceived by a parcel of vagrant Scotsmen !" "Wherever there are christian people," said the Colonel, "their relig ion is the same, although their cus toms be different: moreover, the religion of the reformed, is now the first religion in the world. No one who wishes to do him good, will withhold it on that account." Af terward, the Colonel asked me, whether I knew any thing of the influence of Mohammedism' I told him that I did. Mohammed, said I, authorized polygamy, and divided the spoils of war in abundance among his followers; while he declared, that the christian religion was true. I am the prophet of the last times, said he; come unto me, murder the unbelievers, take possession of their property, and by so doing, you will be saved at the last day. The avaricious, lascivious, and oppressive, believed him, laid many countries desolate, and shed abundance of blood. At this, the Sultan's countenance changed, but he was ashamed to reply on account of the Colonel. Afterwards the Sultan said, "That if the religion which I had embraced were true, others would be convert. ed as well as I." I told him, that among these people, (Tartars and Circassians,)perhaps scarcely one out of an hundred could read; and the rest knew not whether their own re

"To my much honored and dear friend, ligion was true or not. "How then,”

Brunton, peace!

"On the night of the 10th, the Colonel and I lodged in the Sultan's house, on which occasion, they began to converse about me.


he sees Abazas or Tartars," said the Colonel, "he goes continually and preaches to them, urges them to embrace the religion of the reformed church, and gives them books." "Yes," said the Sultan, "he is continually laboring to convert me to the religion of the reformed. I told him before to embrace the Russian religion, and that I would write to the emperor, that a relation of mine wished to embrace christianity; but he refused. If he would hearken to me, the emperor would advance him, and

said I, can they know whether another religion be true or not."

"Tonight, I sent beyond the Kubau, four sets of the tracts; each containing a copy of each kind. They will be sufficient for four Effendis. May God grant his blessing to Low Oghla Ali Mirzah. He took some tracts from me, which he will circulate. I have distributed all the tracts which I received from Vasilii. Peace!



A GENERAL meeting of this body was held at the Free-mason's Tavern on the 25th of March (the anniversa

ry of the abolition of the slave trade,) his Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester in the chair. A report of the proceedings of the Direc tors during the last year was read, and appeared to give general satisfaction. The Report having since been printed, we are enabled to lay an abstract of it before our readers.

Three African youths, educated in the method of teaching pursued in this country by Dr. Bell and Mr. Lancaster, have been sent to Sierra Leone. They have since been taken into the service of Government, as school-masters, with adequate salaries; and will of course be employed, without any farther expense to the Institution, in the very line for which they were intended.

The Directors have authorized the Governor of Sierra Leone to do his utmost to induce the African chiefs to send their children to the schools at Sierra Leone; and to select some of those, who, during their education there, may have given proof both of good capacity and favorable dispositions, to be sent to England, in order to their being farther instructed in such branches of knowledge as are not attainable in Africa, but may promise to be generally beneficial.

The Directors, with a view to promote the study of the native languages of Africa by Europeans and others resident at Sierra Leone, have empowered the Governor to engage proper persons at their expense, to teach the Arabic andSoosoo languages. They have conveyed to Sierra Leone, and other parts of the coast, large quantities of the seed of the best kinds of cotton, which they have directed to be widely distributed among the natives; and to the cultivation of which they have done their utmost to turn the attention of all descriptions of persons in Africa. They have also sent out a number of machines for cleaning the cotton, and have prepared, and printed for general circulation, a paper of directions for its culture and management, from the time of putting the seed into the ground, until it is fit to be shipped.

Information having been communicated to the Directors respecting the practicability of procuring from

the African Palm, a valuable substitute for Russian hemp; and from the Mangrove tree (both these trees abound in the river Sierra Leone) an efficacious substitute for oak-bark in the tanning of leather; they have authorized a careful experiment to be made at their expense, in order to ascertain the accuracy of the information.

They have sent to Africa, a press on a new construction, for expressing the oil of the castor nut. With a view to ascertain the possibility of raising silk in Africa, they have sent thither a number of plants of the white mulberry tree. They have also transmitted plants and seeds of other valuable productions; among the rest, the genuine Peruvian bark, camphor, the green and bohea teatree, and tobacco.

They have offered premiums for the importation of cotton wool, indigo, and rice, from Africa into this country, and for the growth of coffee. A premium of fifty guineas, as we stated in a former number, has been adjudged to Messrs. Andersons, of Philpot Lane, for an importation of upwards of 10,000lb. weight of cotton, which sold for 2s. 8d. per lb. and it appears, that these gentlemen have greatly enlarged their cott plantations on the river Sierra Leon Some rice has been imported into the West Indies from the Windward Coast; and more is likely to be carried thither. The Directors here state that "they have derived much satisfaction from observing this beginning of a commercial intercourse between Africa and the West Indies, so different in its character and effects from that which alone has hitherto been carried on between them. In the present state of the West-Indian Islands, cut off from the American Continent, which furnished them with so large a share of the provisions they consumed, it seems to be of the utmost importance to cherish this new source of supply. Independently, therefore, of those powerful claims which Africa has upon our justice and liberality, this country is bound, by the plainest dictates of policy, to labor in advancing the civilization of that Continent.

The Directors have been prosecuting

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