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at their pleasure. It was a quaint, but attained of communing with the inhabi. expressive and pregnant, saying of the tants, will enable you to discover and to Emperor Charles the Fifth, that when designate to us any particular, in which ever he had conquered a new language, the paternal superintendance of Govern. he found that he had acquired an addi. ment is perverted. You will be enabled tional soul. He felt within himself a to suggest to us, where the intervention marked expansion of the powers of con- of our authority, or of our assistance, ception, comparison, and combination. may mitigate and redress any physical It could not be otherwise--the study of or moral evils under wbich the native language necessarily entails it. Words, subjects labour. In short, you will be the types of ideas and things, cannot be the efficient ministers of that benefi. treasured up without sonte consideration cence, which the British Natiou has so of the things to which they refer; and generously, desired and resolved to ex. the variety of shades which must pre- tend to the inhabitants of India. If this sent themselves in translation, will in- be not enough, I will allure you by the fallibly lead the student into a research advancement you will gain in rate of respecting the canses and qualities of intellect. I will tell you that conscious those discriminations ealculated to open elevation in the state of being is the his mind to an infinity of relations in his most delightful sensation that can swell native tongue never before imagined by the breast. It may spit the poet to de him. This was what the Emperor scribe man as indiscriminately born, meant to imply he had perceived in him.
- High to bear his brow, #. self. Be assured that the same cause
To drink the spirit of the golden day, will produce a similar effect in you, and
Aud triumph in existence;' the gratifying result of it will be, that you will find yourselves imperceptibly But the observation must be dullindeed, become competent to wield with readi- which has not satisfied you, that to upness, with elegance, and vigour, the cultivated man, there is no such glowing mighty weapon of the English language.” sentiment. The propensities of his na.
“ Pursue then your present occupa- ture are selfish and violent. His quali. tion earnestly. The richest rewards lie fications make him only the most misbefore you all that can gratify the chicvous and dangerous of animals. vanity or soothe the higher feelings of Hateful to others, and knowing that he our nature. It would be quite sufficient is so, he wever can raise his thoughts were I only to indicate the proud con- above petty plots for the molestation of sciousness af sbewing yourselves exem- his fellows, or miserable precautions for plarily worthy of the bounty of our his own security. It is only through honourable Patrons in this institution culture, that he cau arrive at any sense It would be an honest triumph to feel, of his duties; and through that sense of that you had discharged your obligation his duties, at any estimation of himself. to them by the attention with which you And that first important step gained, had folhlled their object, and by the what an infinity of gradations remains! capacity you had acquired of rendering Is it nothing to remove yourselves althem service. But I have even in that most universally from the lowest line of line much more to hold forth to you. I such a scale? Is it not excellent to reach conscientiansly believe, that the admi- the top of such a progression, and to nistration of affairs in this country, (I enjoy over so large a portion of your cannot be supposed to allude to my kind, a pure, a noble, an undisputed own short term in it,) has been gnided exaltation. Undisputed, I say, because by a more active solicitude for the wel it is so deliciously fascinating to the hufare of the governed, than Ins perhaps man heart to receive such instruction as taken place in any other portion of the will make it buoyant, and help it to soar globe. The view I bave had, of the from the dirt and dregs and depression system of government evables, me to of this earth, that it will always repay assert, that the security and the comfort the boon by enthusiastic submission to of the people are watched over and pro- whosoever can bestow it. Superiority moted with the most anxious vigilauce of mental powers is the warrant of the andlunremitting exertion. The best in Almughty, for command ; and man, will tentions, however, of any Government eagerly bow to it, wheresoever his judge may be defeated, if in eyen a remote , ment ackpowledges the stamp and sigpaJink there be a disposition to thwart sture. Ought I to stop here! Not so. them. The power wluich you will have Having attained that summit, think
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what an expanse must be spread beneath bound to obey the claim. Even in that your eye. Think how your eagle ken stage of decadence, when the failure of will range around ;-how distinct will the frame no longer allows bodily actibe yonr view of the universe; that view vity, he will be sensible that he still which necessarily leads the mind from may inculcate and watch, and warn, nature up to nature's God. Upon that and prompt, and encourage, and lead pinnacle man breathes a purer air: be younger intellect to a conception of its becomes in some degree a denizen of high destinies. Thus will he earn the etherial regions, before he has shaken last and best of mortal consolations, off bis mortal coil. Not by a selfish di- Looking forward in calm and humble vorce from society, or by a chilling ab- confidence to the hour in which the straction from earthly concerns. Oh Great Giver of good shall require from no! The capacity to which he has raised him the entrusted talent, he will hope himself of gazing more stedfastly and that he may surrender it not ungratemore fervently on the ineffable glories fully misprized, not idly overlooked, of the Creator, will only teach him to nor sordidly unemployed." . read more distinctly the part which Al. Of course it will not be supposed mighty Wisdom has assigned to us here that we concur in all the sentiments below. He will feel that fulfilment of contained in this last extract. earthly relations is the great obligation The Students who pre-eminently disimposed on our existence in this world: tinguished themselves on this occasion, he will confess that no period of life were Mr. Sterling, Mr. Millett, Mr. can be exempt from it-the energy of Sleeman, Mr. Bryce, Mr. Turner; and youth, the steadiness of maturer years, next to these, Mr. Cracklow, Mr. Mack and the experience of age, are alike enly, Mr. C. W. Smith, and Mr. Fell.
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amounted to thirty-eight; and their Continued from p. 130.) . pamber is now stated to be sixty-nine,
with a prospect of three more. The spirit AMERICA.
of cordiality which animates these soThe deal for the circulation of the cieties, and the regard expressed by Boly Scriptures is no less ardent and them for this Institution, are highly gra. active in the Western Hemisphere, thap tifying. in the old Continent. la the month of The Managers of the Virginia Bible Society state, that they rejoice in the formed in November 1813. Branch prosperity of all similar Societies; and Societies have been added in the prio particularly in contemplating the conti- cipal towns of that province. Dually increasing resources and opera The Auxiliary Societies at Pictor tions of the British and Foreign Bible and Qnebec have renewed their contriSociety.
butions. . . .- The Secretary of the New York Bible In the island of Antigua an Auxiliary Society thus conclades his letter: “ Agd Society was instituted on the 9th of while we behold our forefathers and February last, which has commenced brethren across the Atlantic pressing with a respectable subseriptinn, 1 7 forward with vigour, and ontstri ping T he Committee have received 721. 98. us in the race, our kearts exult in the 6d. from Port Royal, Jamaica, through view. We bid them God speed, and the Rev. T. Simcockes, the Rector; and strive to imitate so glorious an example.” 45). 198. sterling, from Kingston; be+ Tke capture of a vessel, conveying a side several smaller donations from quantity of Bibles to the Cape of Good other parishes and individuals in the Hope, by an American privateer, af- same island. - ,, forded the Bible Society at Massachu- An opening has been made for trans. setts another opportunity of displaying mitting the French Seriptures to St, its paternal regard for this Institution. Domingo, through a gentleman return"The Treasurers, on the sale of the prize, ing to that Island. 100 Bibles and 250 purchased the Bibles on their own re- Testaments have been placed at his sponsibility. Their proceedings were disposal, and enconragement has been ratified at an Annual Meeting of the given for the formation of a Society Society, and notice given, that the re- there. .
Forst deemed Bibles' and Testaments were - The Comanittee : bave taken every again the property of the British and practicable opportunity to promote the Foreign Bible Society. The Committee eirculation of the Scriptures in the West repeat their cordial acknowledgments ladies; and have supplied copies for for the truly Christian and liberal con- gratuitoas distribntion or sale within duct of the Bible Society at Massa. Several of the islands, , , chusetts; and kavè, in return, placed the Bibles and Testanyents at the disposal of that Society. The attention paid The Bible and School Comreission, at to supply the American prisoners of the Cape of Good Hope, has resolved war has been noticed by the Secretary anpually to transmit 251. to this Society, to die Bible Society at Virginia, in the which has also supplied the Commission strongest terms. He himself, the Rev. with Bibles and Testaments on credit. J. H. Rice, before the institution of the An importation of Dutch and German Virginia Bible Society, distributed Testaments from Bengal had proved a among the British prisoners of war a seasonable supply to the converted number of Bibles, which were well re. Hottentots in Southern Africa. The ceived. • 1 1 5 ... rogue Rev. George Thom had visited two set
The Committee have granted to the tlements of Hottentots, containing 650 Philadelphia Bible Society, for printing inhabitants, as well as that at BethelsGerman Scriptures, 2001.; to the New dorp: he had heard some of the Hot York Bible Society, for printing Frencb tentot youth read very well; and the Bibles, 2001.; to the Delaware Bible Bible was much read by the Christian Society, 1001. besides donations in Hottentots. The Committee have reBooks to other Societies.
ceived an application for a number of The Committee have received a grati- Bibles and Testaments for the convert fying accountof the distribution of Dutch ed Namaquas, a tribe of South Africa. Bibles and Testaments sent to Surinam, The Rev. C. Albrecht had begun a in South America. In Canada, a supply translation of the Gospel of St. Matthew of the English and French Scriptures, into the Namaqua dialect. c . · to the amount of 1001., has been placed. The ready acceptance of some Arabic at the disposal of the Quebec Alexiliary Bibles at Yongroo, in Western Africa, Society, in addition to the usual re by the Mohammedans, enconrages a turn of a moiety of its contribution. hope that they may be more extensively * 4. Tbe Nova Scotia Auxiliary, Society, circalated, and has produced an appli: has remitted 6001. to this Institution; cation from the Rev. G. Nylander for a otaking a total of 8uol.since it was further supply. The Committee bave
furnished the Church Missionary Society it was intended. One thousand copies with Arabic Bibles, for Western Africa of the Tamul New Testamenty of which and India; the Schools at Sierra Leone, the typographical execution has been with English Bibles and Testaments; highly admired, have been sent to the and various individuals have been en- Danish Mission at Tranquebar. The trusted with copies for distribution in remaining 4000 copies will be forwarded Africa. . . . . . . . to Tanjore, and other parts of the Pe
Dinsula where the Tamul language is • A Memoir of the Missionaries at
current. Two thousand copies of the
Cingalese New Testament have been Serampore, exhibits their progress in
printed, and the four Gospels have been translating, printing, and publishing the Scriptures in eighteen eastern dialects,
sent to Ceylon. The type and execueight of which are in use within the
tion have been admired, and the edition British Dominions in India, and ten out
has proved highly acceptable to the naof them.
tive Christians for whose benefit it was From later intelligence it ap.
undertaken. The Malayalim pears that their translation has been
of the New Testament, intended for the extended to twenty-five langnages, of which twenty-one are in the press.' In
native Christians on the Malabar Coast, aid of these works, grants have been
has not yet been completed. The four voted at different times, amounting to
Gospels were printed at Bombay; the upwards of 13,0001. including the pur
remaining Books of the New Testament chase of 2000 reams of paper, to replace
have been translated, and the whole is
now under the revision of the Malabar 'that destroyed by fire in 1812.
Syrian Bishop. The Calcutta Society An improvement has been effected by the Missionaries in printing the Chinese,
bas relinquished its intention of printing by the invention of moveable metallic
y the Scriptures in the language of Ca. types, in place of the wooden blocks,
nara, for the Roman Catholic Christians formerly used. The advantages of this
of Goa, as the Archbishop of that place invention, independently of the superior
has discouraged the plan. It has, howbeauty of the characters, are these : that
ever, undertaken the printing an edir it will save much time and expense;
tion of 2000 Armenian Bibles, the while it more easily admits of improve
copies of which are so scarce in Bengal, ments in the work. "A copy of the
of the as to he only attainable by the wealthy. Gospel of St. John in Chinese, printed
The Armenians are scattered, all over with metallic types, has been re
Asia. They have charches in various ceived.
parts of India. The printing an edition The Missionaries have also been em- of the whole Scriptures in the Malay ployed in printing Sebastiani's Persian language, to which the Government, as translation of the four Gospels, and
nebels and Fort William had agreed to oontribute Sabat's Arabic version of the Gospel of 10,000-rupees, is suspended for necent St. Mätthew. The labours of Sabat have sary information, but the Society has been resumed and it is hoped that'a determined to print 3000 copies of the perspicuous edition of the whole New
New Testament only in Malay, for the Testament may soon be obtained. The benefit of the schools at Amboyna, 'T'In peculiar importance of a correct style the list of benfeactions received by the in both these languages is well known. Bible Society at Calcutta, is the sumer
Tbe printing of Mr. Martyn's Hindo 1000 dollars from an Association in stanee translation of the New Testa America The American Board of ment, in the Persian "character, was Commissioners for Foreign Missions. completed. - Three thousayrd copies of An addition has also been made to their the Gospels and Aets had been previ funds & hy subscriptious at Fort St. · ously circulated. Wherever the Hin- George, where no Bible Society has vet dostance Testament has been received, been instituted.
. ' it has obtained the high approbation' of From a deep sense of the importance. the learned, has been generally under. of encouraging the exertions now makstood by the natives, and had proved a ing in Hindoostan, the Committee have source of instruction and comfort to agreed to supply the Corresponding many. The Third Report of the Calcutta Committee of Bengal with the sunr of Bible Society states, that the circula- 60001 fort 'expenditure in the years tion of the Portuguese New Testament 1813, 14, and 15, to which they have has met with some obstacles in the relia since added a further grant of 20001. tious persuasion of those for whose use for the year 1814, upon receiving the