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Success which has crowned bis efforts, is Irish, Malay, and Indo-Portaguese and of the most important and encouraging the most earnest and respectful appeal is description.
hereby made to the liberality of the well“ In Wales-the Society is circulating, disposed.” as occasion offers, a very cheap edition of The following Address to Seamen Day the Welsh Liturgy, in an excellent type. also not be altogether uninteresting to our
« In IRELAND-one entire edition of the readers. Book of Common Prayer, in the Irish THE PRAYER-BOOK AND HOMILY SOtongue and character, has been prudently CIETY presents itself. to your notice, as a and gradually distributed, with great ac- Society desirous of your best, your eternal ecptance; as have also rery many copies interests. The object of this Society is to
furnish all Seamen, who can read, with Sayers and Thanksgivings,' selected
the whole book, and of the Second the Book of Common Prayer and the
Third Homilies, now first translated Homilies of the Church of England at reinto the vernacular tongue of our sister duced prices; as being, next to the Holy islsnd. A new edition of the whole Book Scriptures themselves, books most likely to of Cónimon Prayer in the above-named benefit their souls. tongue and character, is now in the press, “ Should any of your more thoughtless “ ABROAD.
shipmates ask, What good you will reap by " In BRITISH COLONIES and Depen- possessing such books? we reply, That, in dencies. In addition to supplies of English the Prayer-books and Homilies recommendPrayer-books and Homilies, this Society lias ed to your notice, you will find, not only printed and circulated, or is circulating, at large and instructive portions of the word its own expense,
of God-such as, through his blessing, " ]. In Hindoostanee (assisted by means will show you the nature of the kingdom of of the loan of type by the Church Mis- heaven, the dangers and difficulties that lie sionary Society), an edition of nearly the in your way thither, and how they are to be whole of the Prayer-book.
avoided and overcome--but also the simple “ 2. In Chinese, 'two editions of the and most practical exposition of divine Morning and Evening Services and Psalter; truth. In both of these books (the Prayerand one edition of the First and Second hook and Homilies) you will learn the Homilies.
diseased state and spiritual death the 3. In Malay, an edition of the Morn- soul by nature, discover who is the great ing and Evening Services and Psalter. And Physician, and what He is able and willing it is probable that the Second Homily to do for your recovery. In the Prayer(on the Misery of Man by Sin) will be soon book you will find such forms of prayer as printed in the same language.
will at all times suit your case; words that “ 4. In Malayalim, this Society has con- describe the thoughts and desires of the tributed to the printing of the Prayer- heart, as well when it is sorrowful as when book.
it is glad. Here you will be taught how to “ 5. In Indo-Portuguese, it is about to confess your sins, and in what manner you publish the whole Book of Common should implore forgiveness. Here, when Prayer.
sickness overtakes you, or dangers alarm, 66. In Armenian, the Second Homily or even death threatens to devour, -you will is in the course of preparation for the find words proper for such occasions, in press.
which you may pour out your desires and “ 7. In Bullom, one of the languages of requests before the Lord, even that “ AlAfrica, the Prayer-book and Homily So- mighty and Eternal God, who alone spreadeiety bas printed and circulated an edition eth out the heavens, and ruleth the raging of parts of the Liturgy.
of the sea; who hath compassed the waters “ In HANOVER, and in other foreign with bounds, until day and night come to parts, as opportunity has occurred and ex- an end." And when he is pleased to repediency permitted, Prayer-books, or Ho-. move the sickness, to dispel the storm, or milies, or both, bave been put into circula- in any way to snatch you from the jaws of tion, in German, Dutch, French, Italian, death, you will find words of thanksgiving Spanish, modern and ancient Greek, and and praise such as are suited to your merArabic. The Second Homily has been cies, and express the feelings of liveliest lately translated into Swedish.
gratitude. Moreover, on the Sabbath-day, " The expense attending these exertions when no churches are within your reach, is very great; and increased means are al- no ministers within your view, you may, together necessary to the continuance of with the assistance of the Prayer-book *, them. The various measures adopted by the Society, with a view to the extension of * If there be a Book of Homilies on its sphere of usefulness, press peculiarly board your ship, one of those plain good heavy at this time upon its Funds old Sermons of the blessed Martyrs and especially the publications above-named, in Reformers of our English Church may exercise your souls in those very devotions the throne of heaven, did while on earth which are employing tens of thousands of pour out their sorrows and complaints to four fellow-countrymen on the shore. Al God, and make prayer and supplication, in thougb you are on the great deep, you can those very words we recommend to your read the same portions of Scripture and use; and that these bappy spirits, now made Psalms which they are reading in the perfect above, are blessing, and will for churches; and between decks at sea, you ever bless, that grace which enabled them may bend your knees, and offer up the to read, to understand, and to feel what is same prayers and praises which they are written in the Prayer-book and Homilies offering up in the Lord's house on land: which this Society sends abroad. Yes, and thus, though 'absent in body, and far these are the books which instructed the away from home, you will be present with mind, and checred the heart, and assisted them in spirit, serving the Lord. Nor is the devotions of many, very many, thouthis all ; while you are confessing your sins, sands of the past generations of your and endeavouring to pour out your hearts forefathers, while they were strangers, and in 'supplication and thanksgiving, in the pilgrims, and sojourners on the earth, which words which the Church of England teaches ; cast light into their chambers in the hour you wil enjoy the pleasing thought, that of death, and, through grace, gave their many thousands of those who now surround departing spirits joy and peace in believing.
That you may possess the same invaluable most profitably be read. These are express- helps, and reap the same most blessed ly mentioned, in the Thirty-fifth Article of fruits, is the earnest desire and the obReligion, as containing “ godly and whole- ject of the Prayer-book and Homily Sosome doctrine;" and are enjoined " to be ciety, in tbus addressing itself to you, and read in churches by the ministers diligently in offering you its helping band. and distinctly, that they may be under- Subscriptions are received at the Sostanded of the people."
ciety's House, 134, Salisbury Square.
BRITISH AND FOREIGN SEAMEN. A strong appeal has recently been made We feel for the benevolent projectors ; to us on behalf of the British and Fo- we feel for our brave and gallant sailors; reign Seamens' Friend Society; and a pros- we are deeply conrinced of the duty and pectus forwarded of a new Establishment importance of seeking their spiritual and in the Upper Pool of the river Thames, eternal benefit, and would nost earnestly conipiising a Mariner's Church, Orphan desire, that, if possible, they might be Sea Boys' School, Library, &c.
trained up as enlightened and conscientious Many of our readers are aware, that a members of the church to which we beressel fitted up as a Chapel has long been long : 'but if legal difliculties still internoored off the London Doeks, and is re- vene, and if these difficulties are insupergularly officiated in as a place of worship able, we deem it our duty to bid our fellowby ministers of various denominations, Christians good speed, and to pray tbat who are attended by numerous and serious their labours may be crowned with great congregations. The position, however, of this Floating Chapel is obviously incon- Meanwhile it is important in all such venieut for those seamen whose ships lie in undertakings, that the projectors should the upper part of the river, near London not despair too soon. By patient waiting, Bridge. The present plan, therefore, is fervent prayer, and renewed applications, to procure another vessel, wbich, when the difficulties may perhaps · be removed; properly fitted up, is to be moored off the and, in a case of such obvious and crying Tower, and used both as a chapel and also necessity, We trust our rulers both for a school, &c.
Church and State may at length be induced Great exertions have been made in order to attend to respectful and continued applithat this vessel may be prepared as a place cation. of worship, under Episcopal authority, and We are the more encouraged to recomin connexion with the Established Church; mend such'application, since in the Port of but such formidable difficulties and impedi- Dublin a vessel has been fitted up and ments are found to exist, that the provi- opened as an episcopal place of worship, sional Committee express their serious ap- under the immediate sanction of the Archprehensions, that the plan must either be bishop. No good reason can be assigned relinquished, or the worship conducted on why the same privilege should not be the plan of the Countess of Huntingdon's conceded to our seamen in all the principal chapels.
ports of this island.
SUNDAY SCHOOL SOCIETY. Amidst the numerous charitable institu- mother to abstain from putting herself in a tions which are continually presenting their passion; these, with other things of a claims to the public, we have sometimes similar kind, induce us to hope she is in a secn reason to fear lest those which have better world." been long established should gradually be Jost sight of, and, after having been through
“ Ballaugh, Isle of Man. a series of years eminently useful, should « I would have acknowledged the resink into comparative obsourity,
ceipt of your kind and obliging letter beWe were happy, therefore, to receive fore
but that I waited till I could some time since the Thirty-eighth Report give you some account of our Manx of the Society for the Support and Educa- Schools. I have now the pleasure of intion of Sunday Schools throughout the forming you, that the success which has British Dominions. By wbich appears, attended the attempt to teach poor children that in the last year, 120 schools, contain- to read the Manx language has far ex+ ing upwards of 11,100 scholars, have been ceeded our expectation. The Manx speladded to the society's list; that 38 other ling book has been of singular service as schools, formerly established, have received an introduction to the language, and prorepeated assistance within the same time. mises to be extensively useful. Upon reThat the total number of books issued by ceiving the parcel which you were so kindly the socicty within the last year is, 12,465 instrumental in pročuring us, I opened a spelling books and 2503 testaments; making school in niy parisb, one day in every week, an aggregate of 603,174 spelling books, for the purpose of teaching the poor to 109,238 testaments, and 8246 bibles, since read the Manx. More than sixty children the commencement of the institution; and attended, and a few adults. Twenty of 42041. expended in the payment of teachers, the scholars bave gone nearly through the where they could not otherwise be obtained. spelling book, and several of them bare The following instances of the beneficial
committed to memory the Parables which effects of the society are appended to the it contains, with the Creed and Ten Comreport.
mandments. The Manx spelling book bas
been also introduced into our Sunday
“ Coventry. “ It may not be uninteresting to give you
Schools with good effect." a sbort account of the death of two of the children 1-ove of the boys at work in the
“ Douglas, Isle of Man. coal pit singing those lines of Watts's for
“ I have to acknowledge the reccipt of children,
your letter of the 31st ultimo, adrising that “ There is an hour that I must die,
1000 additional Manx Spelling Books had Nor do I know how soon 't may come,
been voted by the Sunday School Society, A thousand children," &c.
and ordered to be sent to me, I am thankA chain used in the pit caught him round
ful for this grant, which I hare reason to
think will not be more than suficient for the neck, and in a few minutes removed bim from this world to another; we cherish
the present supply. A worthy clergyman, a bope, his heart might be rightly affected
who enters warmly into the cause of inwith his words; at all erents, far, very structing the natives in their mother tongue, far, preferable to have bim thus depart lately said that an addition of 1000 Spelling than to bare left the world with an oath in
Books would he wanted at the least. his mouth, or singing a filthy song. The
“ The Manx language is what is princiother is a case of a female scholar-she pally taught in the School, with a view of was ill only a few days; for some weeks enabling the children to read the Scriptures before her illness she had attended the
in the language which they best understand. Sabbath Morning Prayer Meeting at the
It is found upon trial that they learn to chapel; we knew nothing of her illness till
read the Manx with great facility, as the
whereas the we beard of her death; we made inquiry language is familiar to then ; of her mother what she had said in ber English is, to most of them, an unknown affliction-she stated that when she was
tongue. It is delightful to see the willingfree from pain she was praying that her
ness which they shew to learn to read the sins migbt be blotted out, urged her father Scriptures in their mother tongue; some of to leave off swearing, and when within a
them are middle-aged men.” few minutes of her departure she had him to her bed-side, and begged he would faith- I hare received a letter from
my friend fully promise her to swear no more--he and relation, desiring me to acquaint you was very much overcome--she exhorted (with his kindest remembrance) that the children who came to ocr to attend the Sunday School at - continues to school on the Sabbath, and requested her flourish, in opposition to many obstacles.
One singular effect has lately appeared, carrying into tffect, more largely, the obwhich deserves to be mentioned." When ject we mutually hare in view—The spread Mr.
first came to the parish, very of truth, and the salvation of perishing few could read, and a Bibie or a Testament sinpers. would scarcely be accepted. Through the
“ My labours are principally amongst liberality of friends, few houses are now
the poor, and extensive. I shall endeavour without the Bible, and every child that can to nieet all you wish in your letter. read is in possession either of the Old or “ The children, in general, belong to New Testament. But, about three or four parents who bave been or are prisoners : weeks ago, Mr.
procured more bad indeed is the example, and we have to than forty prayer books, of different prices; lament the influence it bears in our youth. and sent them to a shop to be distributed
“ Our School has never exceeded forty; amongst the poor at very reduced prices ; it is a new but improving district, about for he knew, from former experience, that twenty miles from Sydney Town. they would scarcely accept them as a pre
“ We labour under some difficulty for In a few days all but one were sold; want of serious men to teach ; and till this and on the next Sunday, he had the plea
is obtained, we shall not be able to proceed sure of seeing them in the hands of some
so far as we could wish. Brethren, pray of the poorest of his congregation."
I hope the day is near when a Society « Васир.
will be establisbed amongst us, when “I humbly request leave to renew my operations will be joined in consort, that application to the Sunday School Society
we shall be able to remit you subscriptions. for a second donation of books. When
“ This is a new world; we are weak as we numbered our scholars on the last anni- to means, and must continut beggars on versary, which was about Michaelmas, we British generosity and Christian benevocounted about 200. The institution, since
lence.” its commencement, bas, under the divine blessing, greatly contributed to diffuse reli- “ I have lately returned from Newfoundgious knowledge. The Sabbath-day is much land, and have stated to
the more religiously observed, and nearly twice very great want of Christian Instruction the number of old and young attend public, for the rising generation on that island. worship. As a proof of this, I need only “ A considerable number of Schools have mention facts which bave fallen under my already been established; in several of own observation. Prior to the erection of which, besides the children, young men the school, not 500 attended our church; from eighteen to twenty-five years of age, now 900 or more when the weather is fine. bave learned to read the Scriptures. , In The knowledge of letters and the art of, some of the harbours and coves there are reading, generally despised, are now as no means of education but those which generally and ardently. sought after. Add Sunday Schools afford, and even in the to these, what is an inestimable fruit of the places where there are day schools, many happy Institution; several of those who of tbe people cannot give their children once were scholars, are, I trust, truly con- any education, except what is obtained on verted to God, and rejoice in his Son Jesus the Sabbath.” Christ; have been admitted to the Lord's There are Schools established at ten table, and walk worthy of their Christian places, containing now 590 scholars, which profession, and will be gems in the crown are under the direction of the Missionaries, of the Society at the great day of final re- assisted by as good teachers as can be obtribution. If you will have the goodness tained. Many of them, however, for want to present these communications to the of books are but partially taught. Committee, and pray in my name that a “ At several of the harbours of Newsecond donation of books may be granted foundland, the paucity of other religious for the use of our Sunday School, you will, instruction is such, that but for Sunday Sir, much oblige your's."
Schools they would have scarcely any
means of their children knowing the first " New South Wales, Liverpool. rudiments of christianity, “ The kind favour of Spelling Books for “ If you and your friends can do any the use of the Sunday School, established in thing for the poor people of Newfoundland, the district I have the honour to labour in, bave mercy on them and belp them. Any were duly banded toy Mr. Smith, Secretary further information on this subject shall be to the Sunday School Society formed in this readily given." colony.
Donations and Annual Subscriptions are “ You will have the goodness to give received by the Treasurer, John Thornton, my sincere thanks to the gentlemen who Esq.; at Messrs. Pole & Co.'s, and by Mr. have kindly favoured me with the means of Smith, 19, Little Moorfields.
Notices and Acknowledgements.
The GUARDIAN Society, mentioned in our last, is a Society on the principle of the Magdalen, Penitentiary, &c. for recovering wretched wonien from their miserable course of life. By its operations, nearly Nine Hundred Females have been provided with a temporary asylum, supplied with common necessaries, and trained to habits of industry. Above five hundred of these have been either restored to their friends, placed out in service, or otherwise provided for, or are now under the Society's care. The Asylum is under the management of a Committee of Ladies; while the Funds, &c. are regulated by a Committee of Gentlemen, who meet weekly.
W. Fry, Esq: St. Mildred's Court, is Treasurer. The Rev. T. WEBSTER, 48, Hatton Garden, Secretary; and Mr. J. Brown, Collector to the Institution.
We shall be happy to receive the sequel of the History of E. M.
Aliquis desires us to acknowledge the receipt of a Packet of Clothes for his poor people; and the Spitalfields Benerolent Society have received a thank offering of il.
Lately published, A Plain Discourse on the Nature, Evidences, and Means of Edification. By the Rev. C. Davy, A.B. Curate of Hampstead Norris.
An Historic Defence of Experimental Religion and the Doctrine of Divine Infuences. By Thomas Williams.
Lectures on the Essentials of Religion, Personal, Domestic, and Social. By Henry Forster Barder, M.A.
Thoughts on Antinomianism. By Agnostos, Author of Thoughts on Baptism.
Remarks on Volney's Ruins; or, A Survey of the Revolutions of Empires. By W. A. Hails.