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which shall enlarge the borders of Zion. free course and will prevail-there the We believe that the inestimable gifts of triumphs of Grace will be complete the grace will be conveyed to those who wan- veil upon the unbeliever's heart will be rent der in the valley of the shadow of death. in twain, all nations and languages will But the glories of Creation, Redemption, acknowledge and serve their Redeemerand Sanctification will never be made and we, being many, shall become one body known to the extremities of the earth, un- in Christ." P. 15. less God vouchsafes to assist and guide the efforts which are made for their promul!

To these glowing anticipations of gation-unless the spirit which the Gospel success, formed on an estimate of fosters, animates the body which the Gospel the character of the Church of Engformed.

land, we cannot, we are sure, be “ That body is the Church--that spirit accused of an undue partiality if we is the spirit of faith, hope and charity- add our confident expectations of and where the hierarchy which God hath

good from the character of the inappointed and set, is actuated by the motives which God suggests and strengthens, dividual Prelates who have been so there we may humbly trust that his blessa honourably selected to preside over ing will abide—there his Word will have a the Church in the West Judies.

MISCELLANEOUS.

ILLUSTRATIONS OF SCRIPTURE. when he required, they set bread before

him, and he did eat. And he said, 1 Sam. xxvi. 7.

While the child was yet alive, I fasted

and wept: for I said, Who can tell So David and Abishai came to the people

whether God will be gracious to me, by night: and, behold, Saul lay sleep- that the child may live? But now he ing within the trench, and his spear

is dead, wherefore sbould I fast? can I stuck in the ground at his bolster : but bring him back again? I shall go to Abner and the people lay round about him, but he shall not return to me. him,

At their burials, instead of mournThe son of this man came out to ing they rejoice, for they collect meet the ambassador at Sewund, round the grave, where they sing and inade apologies for the absence and dance the Chupper to the sound of his father, who he said was re- of music.

If the person to be buriposing himself after the fatigues of ed has been killed in battle they reà long journey. Indeed, on coming joice the more, looking upon his near the village, we saw him extend- death as Halal, lawful; and should ed under a shed, fast asleep on the be have died at a distauce from his ground, with a spear stuck at his home, they make up a temporary bolster's head, which now, as in the cenotaph, place his cap, bis arms, days of Saul, marks the spot where and other effects upon it, and dance a man of consequence reposes.- and rejoice around it.-Ibid. Morier's second Journey through Persia to Constantinople.

1 Kings xiii, 31.

And it came to pass, after he had buried 2 Sam, xii. 20. 22, 23.

him, that he spake to his sons, saying,

When I am dead, then bury me in the Then David arose from the earth, and

sepulchre wherein the man of God is washed, and anointed himself, and buried; lay my bones beside his boues. changed his apparel, and came into the

Not far from this is another large house of the Lord, and worshipped : then he came to his own house; and mausoleum, built by Shah Sulri

man, over the remains of a Mussul

Joshua v. 15. man doctor, of the name of Mollah And the captain of the Lord's host said Hossein, who was a native of Con

unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off sori, a large town of Trak Ajem, thy foot: for the place whereon thoa three days' journey from Ispahan. standest is boly. And Joshua did so, Around these, and such like monu.

As the Persians allow to their ments, are in general to be seen

monarch a great character of sanecollections of minor tombs; for it is a received opinion, that those tity, calling him the Zil Allah, the

shadow of the Almighty, they pay who are buried in the vicinity of a

hiin almost divine honours. Be holy personage, will meet with his sides making the Zieret, as before support at the day of resurrectiou. stated, the taking

off their shoes Ibid.

implies that the ground which sur.

rounds him is sacred; and this cir. I Sam, xxiv. 8.

cumstance will illustrate what the And David also arose afterward, and went captain of the Lord of Hosts said

out of the cave, and cried after Saul, unto Joshua—“ Loose thy shoe from
saying, My lord the king. And when off thy foot ; for the place whereon
Saul looked behind him, David stooped thou standest is holy."-Ibid.
with his face to the earth, and bowed
himself.

Psalm lvi. 8.
Joshua v. 14.

Thou tellest my wanderings : put thou my And he said, Nay: but as captain of the tears into thy bottle: are they not in host of the Lord am I now come. And

thy book? Joshua fell on his face on the earth, In some of these mournful assem. and did worship, and said unto him, blies, it is the custom for a priest to What saith my lord unto his servant?

go about to each person at the Some time after this, the ambas. height of his grief, with a piece of sador had his public audience, cotton in his hand, with which he when we saw the king in great carefully collects the falling tears, splendour. He was decked in all and which he then squeezes into a his jewels, with his crown on his bottle, preserving them with the head, his bazubends, or arınlets on greatest caution. -Some Persians his arms, seated on his throne. We believe that in the agony of death, approached him bowing, after our when all medicines have failed, a own manner, but the Persians bow- drop of tears, so collected, put into ed as David did to Saul, who stooped the mouth of a dying man, has been with his face to the earth, and bow knowo to revive him, and it is for ed himself; that is, not touching such use that they are collected.the earth with his face, but bowing Ibid. with their bodies at right angles, the hands placed on the knees, and

Isai. v. 11. the legs somewhat asunder. It is Woe unto them that rise up early in the only on remarkable occasions, such morning, that they may follow strong as that above-mentioned of Mirzab drink; that continue until night, till Abul Hassan Khan, that the pros

wine inflame them. tration of the Rouee Gemeen, the We found that the Persians, when face to the earth, is made, which they commit a debauch, arise bemust be the falling upon the face to times, and esteem the morning as the earth, and worshipping, as the best time for beginning to drink Joshua did.Ibid.

wine, by which means they carry on their excess until night. This contrast with our own manners will

perhaps give fresh force to that pas- Greece, is frequently made to ensage of Isaiah v. 11.-Ibid. twine on trellises around a well,

where, in the heat of the day, whole Exod. v. 16.

families collect themselves, and sit There is no straw given unto thy servants,

under the shade.-Ibid, and they say unto us, Make brick; aod, behold, thy servants are beaten ; but the fault is in thine own people.

PRACTICAL INFIDELITY The bricks baked in the sun are

DIS

PLAYED, IN A SKETCH FROM composed of earth dug from pits in the vicinity, which is mixed up with

THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. straw, and then, from the form in which they have been cast, are ar

To the Editor of the Christian

Remembrancer. ranged on a flat spot in rows, where the sun hardeus them.

This style MR. EDITOR, of building is called the Kah-gil, or

AMONGST the infinity of brochures straw and clay, The peasants, who' which appeared in Paris during the were at work, had been as usual

French Revolution, a more fearful collected by force, and were super- record of anarchy and blood cannot intended by several of the king's be found, than one which is entitled, officers, who, with hard words, and

"Mou agonie de trente huit heures, sometimes harder blows, hastened

ou recit de ci qui m'est arrivé penthem in their operations. Their dant ma detention donc la prison de fate resembled that of the Israelites, l'Abbaye Saint Germain depuis le who no doubt were employed in the 22 Aout jusqu'au 4 Septembre same manner in buildings for Pha- 1792, par jourgniac Saint-Meard, raoh, and with the very same sort ci-devant Capitaine-Commandant of materials. Their bricks were

des Chasseurs du Regiment d'Inmixed up with straw-they had to

fanterie du Roi.” The words which make a certain quantity daily, and it adopts for its motto are from the their task-masters treated them Mérope of Voltairecruelly if their task was not accom. plished. The complaints which J'entends encor leurs cris, leurs lamen

tables cris, they made were natural, and resembled the language used frequently on which it is a frightful commenon similar occasions by the oppress- tary. ed in Persia.-Ibid.

But it is not merely a tale of ter.

ror-it forces the reader, who has Gen, xlix. 22.

an acquaintance with the history of Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful the Revolution, to trace these evils bouglı by a well; whose branches run

to the bigotry of one party, and the over the wall.

licentiousness of another, in that To the northward and westward memorable period; and if he be an are several villages, interspersed Englishman; to bless God that he with extensive orchards and vine- lives under a government where, yards, the latter of which are gene. whilst the factious are repressed, rally enclosed by high walls. The and the traitor is punished by the Persian vine-dressers do all in their strong hand of the law, the laws power to make the vine run up the themselves are the objects of rewall, and curl over on the other spect, and the executive of honour side; which they do by tying stones and gratitude to the nation. to the extremity of the tendril. The I am not aware that “ Mon Agovine, particularly in Turkey and nie" has ever been translated into REMEMBRANCER, No. 70.

4 I

means

English, though it has passed (if quitted Paris for the last year and eleven

And if—Monsieur, we we may believe the French editor), months. through twenty-two editions in kuow you to be a man of great address,

and that by your cunning you would find France, and thirty-eight in other

-A. Allow me to say that the parts of the Continent,

I have word cunning is misapplied. The whole omitted what may altogether amount accusation is absurd.-Q. Are you acto a page of irrelevant matter ; in quainted with M. Dnrosoi, Editor of the other respects, the translation I Gazette de Paris ? A. By reputation send you is as faithful a copy of the perfectly—not otherwise. I have never

even seen him.-Q. That is strangeoriginal, as difference of idiom aud

some letters from you have been found manners will permit.

among his papers. A. Only one can Believe me, Mr. Editor, have been found. I never wrote to him

but once; and that was to inform him Your's very sincerely,

that I had forwarded a speech made to the The TRANSLATOR. Chasseurs of my company at the time of

the issurrection at Nancy, and which he Kensington-square.

published in the Gazette de Paris. This

was the only correspondence I ever had CHAP. I.

with him.-Q. What you say is the truth.

And I may add, that this letter does not FOURTEEN HOURS AT THE COMITE DE endanger you. A. No letter of mineSURVEILLANCE DE LA COMMUNE. nothing that I have written or done-ought

to endanger me.-Q. Have I not seen The Comité de surveillance de la Com.

you at Madame Vaufleurry's, and with M. mune caused me to be arrested on the Peltier, the Editor of the “ Actes des 22d of August. I was carried to la Mairie A potres ?" A. Probably yon have. I at nine in the morning, and remained often visit that lady, and sometimes walk there till eleven at night. Two persons with M. Peltier.-Q. Are you not a Chewhom I supposed members of the Comité, valier de St. Louis? A. Lam.-Q. Why ordered me to be brought into a room, and do you not wear the cross of the order?while one of them slept from fatigue, the A. Here it is. I have worn it constantly other examined me. -Q. Are you M. for the last six years.-Q. This will be Jourgniac St. Meard ? A. I am.-Q. sufficient for to-day. I shall inform the Asseyez vous, nous sommes tous egaux.

Comité that you are here, A. Be so Are you aware of the cause of your ar

gooil as to say also that if they do me jnsrest? A. One of my guards has informed

tice, I shall be set at liberty, for I am me that I am suspected of being the edi- neither Editor, nor Recruiter for the emitor of an anti-constitutional journal.-Q. grées, nor Conspirator, nor Informer. Do not say suspected. We are fully Three soldiers immediately made me a aware that M. Gauthier, who passes for sign to follow them. When we were in editor of the Journal de la Cour et de la

the court below, they ordered ine to get Ville, is a man of straw. A. You are de

into a coach, and bid the coachipan drive ceived, Monsieur.

The existence and à l'Hotel du Faubourg St. Germain. editorship of that man are equally easy to prove.-Q. I cannot belp believingA. I trust you will believe nothing but the

CHAP. II. truth. As my judge, I expect from you ustice. And I will give you my parolle

TEN DAYS AT THE ABBAYE, d'honneur.-R. Eb! Monsieur, il n'est

The hotel which my companions replus question de parolle d'honneur. A.

commended to me, proved to be the priSo much the worse for me, Monsieur ;

son of l'Abbaye. The jailor, to wbom mine might be depended on.-Q. You

they gave me in charge with my billet de are accused of having been at the fron. tiers' ten or eleven months ago; of having

logement, after the usual compliment,

« Il faut espérer que cela ne sera pas raised recruits there, and of baving carried

long *," lodged me in a large hall, which them over to the Emigrées. After you

had formerly been the chapel in the anwere arrested on your return, you escaped

cient regime. There were nineteen perfrom prison. A. If I considered this a serious accusation, I should not need more than an hour to prove that I have not

'* Bitter irony.

sons in it, and as many truckle beds. I taigne. M. St. Meard has 'funded prohad one assigned me, which had been perty to the amount of 40,000 livres," I occupied by M. Dangermont, à qui on forgive this manufacturer of news for hay. avait coupé lu tete deux jours aupara- ing given me this estate, which really bevant.

longs to M. Segur, and 40,000 livres in The same day, as we were sitting down funded property, though even before the to dinner, M. Chantreine, Colonel de la Revolution I never possessed half that Maison constitutionelle du Roi, stabbed sum. Je fais plus: je ne suppose pas qu'il ait himself three times with a knife, crying, eu de mauvaises intentions jusque la: mais « Nous sommes tous destinés à être mas. je ne puis pas croire q'il en eut de bonnes sacrés...... Mon Dieu, je vais à vous !" ---when he chose the moment that I was In ten minutes he expired.

under the sword of the law to publish that August 23d.--I drew up a memorial, I was an anti-constitutional journalist, for in which I exposed the villany of my ac- (although he was ci-devant Journalistecusers, and sent copies of it to the Minis- Feuillant c'est à dire tres constitutionel) tre de la Justice, to my section, and to the he knew that le Sieur Gauthier was the Comité de surveillance, and to every one Editor of the journal in question. Besides, who I believed took an interest in the in- how will he settle the large fortune he has justice I was suffering.

given me with the author of the RevolaFive o'clock in the evening. They gave tions de Paris, who declares that I worked us as a companion in trouble, M. Durosoi, at that journal for my bread. If to this the editor of the Gazette de Paris, Im- foolery he bad added that I never wrote mediately on hearing my name he exclaim. to deprive others of theirs, he would have ed, “Eh! Monsieur que je suis heureux told a truth-et je lui aurais pardonné ce de vous trouver ! Je vous aime depuis mensonge *. long temps et je ne vous connais cepen- August 26th, midnight. One of the dant que par l'affaire de Nancy. Permet city officers came to take dowu our names, tez a un malheureux, dont le dernier heur

and the days on which we were arrested, s'avance d'epancher son cæur dans le and gave us hopes that the municipalité vôtre. Je l'embrassai.” He afterwards would send commissioners on the morrow gave me a letter to read, which he had

to dismiss those against whom there were just received from one of his female only vague accusations. This news causfriends. She wrote" Mon ami, pre- ed me a good night, but was not verified : parez vous à la mort ; vous êtes condamné

on the contrary, the number of prisoners et demain .....Je m'arrache l'ame; mais constantly increased. vous savez ce que je vous ai promi. August 27th.-We heard the report of Adieu.” During the reading of this letter a pistol in the interior of the prison, fola I saw the tears running down his cheeks, lowed immediately by a hasty traversing and be said in a low voice—“ Hélas ! elle of the stairs and passages, and a drawing en soufrira bien plus qne moi." He then of bolts and bars. Some persons entered lay down on my bed, and wearied by con- the room in wbich we were confined, and versing on the means they had adopted to our jailor, after having counted us, bid us accuse and arrest us, we fell asleep. At be composed, as the danger was over break of day he drew up a memorial to Voila tout ce qu'a voulu vous dire sur cet justify himself.

Though written with événement ce brusque et taciturne per force, and strong in facts, it produced po

sonage. effect-car il eut la tête tranchée le lende.

August 28th and 29th.--Coaches armain par la guillotine.

rived from time to time, bringing fresh August 25th.-After mach intreaty, prisoners. We conld see them from a litthe Commissaires de la prison allowed us tle tower which communicated with our to procure the “Journal du Soir," and prison, and the windows of which looked we got the “ Courier Francais” by the into the Rue St. Marguerite. Bat we arrival of a new prisoner. Amongst other paid dearly afterwards for the pleasure of things I read in it was the following pas- seeing and bearing what passed in the sage—“ MM. Saint Meard and Beaumar

square and street, and especially opposite chais have been arrested: the former was

the door of our prison. the author of a licentious journal, that • De la cour et de la ville,' He was a Captain in the Regiment du Roi, and it is • Some passages here are not the most deserving of notice, that he is proprietor clear-headed. They will remind the reader of the estate near Boordeaux, which for that the Gascon of France is the Irisliman merly belonged to the celebrated Mone with us. Translator.

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