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With regard to the Liturgy, the Bishop is of opinion that the French versions now in use in the churches in the Channel Islands, may he safely adopted by the Society, subject to certain corrections; the portions of Scripture being hereafter to be taken from the proposed new version of the Society.
The Committee bave agreed, upon the representation of several gentlemen who are acquainted with the state of the Greek church, and with the state of religion on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, to undertake a new translation of the Liturgy into moderu Greek; and, with that view, have entered into communication with a clergyman now residing in Greece. It is considered that much advantage may be derived from the circulation of our Liturgy among the eastern churches, many of which are known to be favourably disposed to the Church of England.
The Committee have taken measures, through the means of the Rev. Edward Law, their agent at St. Petersburgh, to procure a manuscript translation of the Liturgy, in the Russian language, of which a favourable report has been sent to them by that gentleman, and by another clergyman formerly resident in Russia.
A translation of the Liturgy into the Dutch language, has been completed, under the superintendence of the Rev. Dr. Bosworth, the British chaplain at Rotterdain, and is now in
Such a translation has been anxiously inquired for, not only in Holland, but by the English Clergy, and the District Committee at the Cape of Good Hope. It is also considered that it may be found useful in Deinerara, Berbice, Surinam, Java, and in some parts of the United States of America, where the Dutch language is still retained.
As the announcement of this work, and the means which have been employed to make the version a standard work in the Dutch language, have excited some interest in Holland, the Committee think it right to state the rules which were laid down for accomplishing the translation.
1. That the translation shall be made by rative Dutchnien, and shall
be as close as the idiom of the two languages will allow ; retaining, as much as possible, the devotional feelings and spirit of the original; taking as a guide, the edition of 1711.
2. No foreign words or idioms to be admitted ; and the legalized orthography of Professor Seigenbeck, the reformer of the Dutch language, to be universally adopted.
3. Where the Scriptures are quoted, it must be from the Dutch authorized version.
4. The work shall be divided among men of well known talents and knowledge of English.
5. When each has finished his assigned portion, the whole must be read over and corrected by the assembled translators. Thus corrected, it is to be sent to two professors of Leyden, who are to examine it as they would an original Dutch work, altering every word and turn of expression which are contrary to the true Dutch idiom. The copy is then to be returned to the translators, to see that the sense is not impaired.
The Committee are aware that it will be impossible to follow this example in all cases: but they are desirous that all the versions published under their sanction, should be as complete as possible, so that they may be considered standard works in the languages into which they are respectively made.
it will be the object of the Committee, in conducting its operations, to adhere in all respects to the rules and principles of the Society; and both in the employment of translators and the selection of agents, to take care that they shall be such as shall be consistent with the character of the Society, as an institution formed for the purpose of promoting christian knowledge, according to the doctrine and discipline of the Church of England.
The Committee have to report to the Board, that contributions to the amount of 4891. 58. 9d. have been received, and the annual subscriptions are 716. 18s. Associations in aid of their objects have been formed at Doncaster, Nottingham, Newark, Ripon, Cheltenham, and Retford.
These associations are allowed, by the resolation of the Board, to purchase
English Bibles and Prayer-books, at street, lately occupied by the Society cost prices, from the nearest district for the Propagation
of the Gospel. The Committee; and they are at liberty to Sub-Committee have had plans and make their own regulations for the estimates prepared by the Society's supply of their Subscribers.
builders, from which it appears that the expense of a building suitable for the purpose will not exceed 2,1001., exclusive of fixtures; and
as the SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN
ground is the Society's freehold, no KNOWLEDGE.
additional charge would be incurred The following is the substance of in the shape of rent. It is considered the Report read to the Board on that ample room will be found in the Tuesday, the 7th of April, and con- building for the whole of that part of firmed May 5th, 1835.
the stock which must be kept ready The Standing Committee beg to re- for delivery to the menubers and the port to the Board, in reference to the
public,-namely, the bound books and commercial transactions of the So- tracts. The stock in sheets may be ciety, that having, with the assistance conveniently kept, for the present, in of a Sub-Committee appointed for the the warehouse in Lovell's Court, into purpose, taken into consideration the which it would be received from the best means of carrying into effect the printer's, and from which it would be principles contained in their former
given out to the binders, at the usual Report, as adopted at the General times. The binders would then bring Meeting in February last, they have it into the depository, where it would agreed to recommend the several mea- be ready for delivery. sures which follow, as contained in The Sub-Committee recommend the Report of the Sub-Committee. that a retail department forin part of
1. With regard to the first resolu- the establishment at the depository, tion, the Sub-Committee having con- from which the members of the Sosulted Messrs. Rivington as to the ciety, and the public, may obtain the period which will be most convenient Society's publications without trouble to them for the termination of their or delay. present engagements with the Society, 3. In reference to the Superintenbeg to recoinmend that those engage- dent, the Sub-Committee recommend ments shall cease at the close of that his salary be fixed at 100l. a-year; March 1836.
that he should be required to find With regard to the transfer of the two securities in a joint and several stock which may be on hand at the bond of 1,000l. each; and that he close of their engagements, and to the should engage to devote the whole of premises taken by them for the So- his time to the business of the Society. ciety's books, the Sub-Committee have The Sub-Committee beg to state received from Messrs. Rivington pro- that they have had an offer of the serposals; and having considered these vices of a gentleman, who has been proposals, with reference to the Report recommended as a person of moral and Resolutions already agreed to by and religious character, and who apthe Board, in which it is determined pears to them to be peculiarly qualithat the arrangements should be made fied for the office of superintendent, upon liberal terms, beg to recommend from the circumstance of his having that the proposed terms for the trans- had the principal management of an fer of the stock, and the lease of the establishment in which more than 400 warehouse, be acceded to by the So- persons are employed; and in which ciety.
he has been accustomed to make con2. With reference to the second re- tracts for paper and printing, and to solution, the Sub-Committee recom- transact business with other societies : mend that a suitable depository for and they recommend that this gentlethe sale of the Society's publications, man be appointed to the office. and for other business connected with The Sub-Committee bave obtained the Suciety's operations, be erected on from bim an estimate of the number the site of the offices in Great Queen- of persons requisite for assisting the
superintendent in the management of find two securities, to the amount of this department, and the salaries wbich 2001. each: and that the cash accounts should be paid.
of this department should be balanced The whole amount of these salaries, and settled every day, including that of the superintendent, An exact account of the whole stock will be 860l. per annum. But the should be taken at least once a year, Committee consider, that as addi- or oftener, if practicable. tional assistance may be required, the The Sub-Committee also recomamount of these salaries should be es- mend, that in future all the Society's timated at 1,000l. per annum. accounts shall be paid monthly. this must be added about 2001. for With regard to the amount of money rent and taxes of the warehouse in requisite for carrying on the business Paternoster Row, and abont 100l. a of the Society, the Sub-Committee year for insurance; making a total of beg to report, that from a statement 1,300l. per annum for the expenses of furnished by Messrs. Rivington, it apthis department. This estimate is very pears, that the value of their stock of much less than that upon which the ihe Society's publications, at the preformer calculations were made.
sent time, amounts to about $4,0001. With regard to the management of This may be estimated as the probable the establishment, the Sub-Committee annount at the time of the transfer. consider that it would be impossible And as the Society has at present upto determine with certainty so long wards of 32,0001. in capital, employed beforehand the best arrangement of in accounts which are owing by the all the details; but they recommend members and by District Committees, that all the transactions in the retail the Committee have every reason to department should be, as far as pos- believe that the sum required in addisible, for ready money: that they tion to this would not exceed 35,0001. should be under the immediate con- The Sub-Committee have examined trol of the superintendent, who should the affairs of the Society, and feel as-be accountable to the Society's ac- sured that the above amount may be countant: that the person in charge invested in the manner proposed withof the retail department under the su- out danger, and with advantage to its perintendent, should be required to interests.
Domestic.—The Whigs are, it is that the constituency of England will evident, any thing but comfortable not suffer themselves to be swamped in their political anticipations. Lord by the booing Scots and treacherous John Russell has been thrown out Irish Parpists. We have no doubt, of Devonshire; Grant has met with
that if any unholy alliance ventures to a similar fate in Invernesshire; Essex attack the British Constitution, the has returned a conservative in the electors of England will show that person of John Elwes, Esq., a worthy they can beat the provincials; and the successor to Lord Ashburton (A. empire must be saved. Baring); whilst South Stafford, spurn- In the mean time, we earnestly reing the base faction, who would commend to our readers the absolute, ride rough-shod over the liberties the pressing necessity of attending to of England, have shown Lord Ha
the registration of dotes. If this had therton that he cannot convert an been done previous to the late elecindependent county into
tion,-Westminster would have reborough. The question then becomes turned two conservatives, -Middlesex What will the Whigs do?-appeal to would have sent Hume to bless the the country?" appeal from Philip Duke of Argyle,—and the city of Londrunk, to Philip sober?" We should don would have been rescued from like to see them. We know the spirit the hands of an ignorant and bruta. that is abroad. We are confident lized rabble,-in fact, Sir Robert Peel
would have at this moment been Prime- by the worthy Valdez, who swore to Minister! Symptoms of a better state exterminate the Carlists in a fortnight; of things indeed greet us on every side ; but La Cupitano Spavente might deconservative clubs, based on sound vour his slain without being inconveconstitutional principles, and intended nienced by indigestion : for he has to watch and defeat the underhand been beaten at all points, and Zumalamaneuvres of the whig-radico faction, carreguy, (we delight to record his are organized in almost every town of honest and patriotic name,) is by this 'the kingdom ; and their combined and time in full march to Madrid, at the will-directed efforts must produce a head of an arıny, which, before it stupendous effect on the destinies of reaches the capital, will amount to the country. Earnestly, therefore, do fifty thousand fighting men !! we entreat both Clergy and Laity, who PORTUGAL.- The funeral baked " fear God, and honour the King,"– meats," it would appear, will" coldly who value their own personal interest furnish forth the marriage table” of in the peace and prosperity of Eng- the young queen. The Chronica and land, to rally (round this conservative Guzeta, indeed, talk of nothing but the standard, wherever erected, and do brother of the deceased prince, as the their possible for the “land they live destined successor; whilst the rightin."
ful monarch, Don Miguel, is alluded PRUSSIA.-The Prussian Commer- to by some parties. We do not think cial Union, which has for some consi- either throne or consort worth a dump, derable time attracted the attention of and therefore shall leave the discusthe mercantile world, and caused no sion to the thieves and murderers of inconsiderable anxiety on the Royal Lisbon, and their worthy allies, the Exchange, continues, we observe, to refuse of St. Giles and Saffron-Hill, to extend itself among the States of Ger- whom the little queen owes her temmany, and will soon have drawn them
porary possession of the throne of the all, as well as Austria itself, within Hlouse of Braganza. the influence of its comprehensive SOUTH AMERICAN REPUBLICS. policy. By the accounts extracted We do not often trouble our heads from the German Papers, Nassau, it about the “ sayings and doings” of appears, is about to join this commer- these fungi; but we cannot avoid cial combination, which will do more letting the admirers of republican injury to the commerce and manafac- institutions know, now and then, tures of England, than ever was, or what they may look for, should their could be effected, by NAPOLEON, theories ever prevail in this country. through his celebrated Berlin and Ecce signum! By the Buenos Milan decrees. We allude to this, be- Ayres papers, we learn that that recause we cannot shut our eyes to the public had been the scene of a traimbecility which presides over the gical occurrence. The late governor, foreign policy of the kingdom. The QUIROGA, with a suite of ten persons, interests of the country are sacrificed, returning from a mission of mediation, while Lords Palmerston and John were attacked by a band of assassins, Russell are struggling to maintain and murdered in cold blood! so that their personal objects.
even the sacred character of a mediFRANCE.—The French Parliament ator is not recognized by these Popish continues occupied with the trial of apostles of freedom. We should the rioters; but the conduct of the almost suspect some of Mr. Dan government is in the highest degree O'Connell's religious proselytes were undignified; and the representatives concerned in this outrage. We know, of the most polished nation in the world indeed, the O'Slaughiers, or Irish convert the Chamber of Deputies into Jesuits, are pretty generally scattered a bear garden !-So much for the best over the surface of every country possible form of government!
where the cause of Popery prevails. SPAIN.- Every fresh dispatch from We can only say that our motto the seat of war proves that Don shall be the good old English toastCarlos is daily gaining ground. Mina, “CHURCH AND King, AND NO Pothe fourth butcher, has been succeeded PERY!"
UNIVERSITY, ECCLESIASTICAL, AND PAROCHIAL
TRIBUTES OF RESPECT. Rev. J. B. OWEN.-A Bible, communion service, and silver salver, have been presented to the Rev. J. B. Owen, minister of Walsall Wood, for his undaunted zeal, fidelity, and ability, in the discharge of his duties as a faithful monitor in the cause of our holy religion, and an uncompromising advocate of the precepts and doctrines of the Church of England.
Rev. Tuomas HARDWICKE.—A very handsome silver salver, with a suitable inscription, has lately been presented by the parishioners of St. Mary, Rotherhithe, London, to the Rev. Thomas Hardwicke, M.A. the Curate, on occasion of his quit ting the parish, after a residence and ministry of nearly fourteen years.
Rev. Henry JAMES NEWBERY.—A few days since, a deputation of the inhabitants of the parish of Hammersmith, headed by Mr. Churchwarden Morrison, waited on their late Curate, the Rev. Henry James Newbery, who has recently been most handsomely presented by the Corporation of London to the Rectory of St. Margaret Pattens, Rood-lane, and St. Gabriel, Fenchurch, for the purpose of presenting him with a handsome silver salver, of the value of thirty guineas, and a purse of 251. (the surplus of the subscription voluntarily entered into for that purpose by the inhabitants), "as a token of their respect and attachment, and also as a testimonial of their estimation of the kind and exemplary manner in which the important duties of a Christian Minister were performed” by him during his residence amongst them. The Reverend gentleman was much affected by the kind manner in which ihe senti. ments of the parishioners were expressed by Mr. Morrison ; and, in returning thanks, concluded by beseeching God “to pour forth his choicest blessings upon them, upon their respected Vicar, and upon all his late fellow-parishioners, and their respective families, to the latest generation."
Rev. A. D. MORRICE.—The parishioners of Great Brickhill, Bucks, have presented to the Rev. A. D. Morrice, Curate of that parish for upwards of twenty years, a splendid silver goblet, with the following inscription :-" Presented to the Rev. Andrew Morrice, late Curate of the Parish of Great Brickhill, Bucks, by the churchwardens and inhabitants, as a tribute of affection and esteem for himself and family, in testimony of the union that has long subsisted between them-in acknowledgment of the zeal and undeviating attention which have characterised the performance of his numerous and arduous duties and the kindness he has manifested in alleviating the wants of the distressed."
PROFESSOR AIRY.-Every admirer of true talent, and friend of the University, will be rejoiced to hear that Sir Robert Peel has communicated to Professor Airy his Majesty's intention of allowing him an annuity of 3001. in consideration of the eminent services which he has rendered to the cause of general science.
New Organ.-A very valuable Organ has just been presented to the parish of Mapledurham by their universally respected and esteemed Vicar, Lord Augustus Fitzclarence. On the 24th instant it will be opened, and as the choir of children have recently been instructed in psalmody, this portion of Divine Service will be now excellently performed.
King's COLLEGE.-On Wednesday, April 30, the annual meeting of the Court of Proprietors of King's College was held for the purpose of receiving the report of the Council, conformably with the direction of the charter. The Archbishop of Canterbury presided. There was a very numerous attendance of the students : and amongst the proprietors were the Bishop of London, the Bishop of Winchester, Sir R. Inglis, Sir A. Cooper, &c. The secretary read the report, which stated that, in the class of regular students in the senior department, there had been a considerable and progressive increase of numbers. A similar increase had taken place in the junior department. The entire number of students who had entered between the 1st of