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—and a Volume of Sermons, by the late other; one about half a mile north of Kew Rev. John Evans, of Abingdon.

Bridge, the other about a mile to the west. Preparing for publication :-- Anotlier ward of the first, and a mile north of the pamphilet, by Lord Erskine, on the Causes Traines. In the first field, the strata are, and Consequences of the War;—A fac-sinile 1st, sandy loam, about seven feet thick, the of the Alexandrine MS, of the Greek Pen lowest two slightly calcareous; 2d, sandy tateuch, preserved in the British Museum, gravel, a few inches thick ; 3d, loam, slightly by Mr. Baber ;-A new edition of Sir. W. calcareous, from one to five feet, with small Dugdale's History of St. Paul's Cathedral, patches of peat intervening; 4th, grarel, price 101. 108., by Mr. H. Ellis, of the British containing water, varying from two to tea Museum ;--A History of the Quarrels of feet; 5th, blue clay, which extends under Authors, by Mr. D'Israeli; - Researches London and its vicinity to the average depth among the Ruins of Babylon, in 1811, by of about two hundred feet, and contains Captain Lockett, with plans and views;-Sir figured fossils, pyrites, and many detached W. Ouseley's Travels, in 1810, 1811, and nodules. In the 1st stratum, no remains of an 1812, in Persia, Armenia, Turkey, &c., with organised body has been found. In the 2d maps, views, &c.; - and Speeches of Mr. stratum, snail shells, and the shells of river Fox, in the House of Commons, from 1768, fish have been found, and a few bones of to 1806, with Memoirs, &c., in 6 rols. 8vo. land animals. In the 3d stratum, the horns

and bones of the ox, and the horns, bones, The subjects of the Chancellor's prizes at and teeth of the deer have been found, and Oxford for the ensuing year are.--For Latin also snail shells, and the shells of river tish. verse: Germanicus Cæsar Varo Legionibus. In the 4th stratum were found teeth and que suprema solvit.- For an English Essay: bones of both the African and Asiatic ele. a comparative Estimate of the English Lite. phant,teeth of the hippopotamus,bones,horns, rature of the 17th and 18th Centuries. For and teetb of the ox. A tusk of an elephaut a Litin Essay: De Ephvrorum apud Lace. measured, as it lay on the ground, nine feet dæmonios Magistrati. —Sir Roger Newdigate's three inches, but, in attempting to remove prize : Niobe,

it, it broke into small pieces. When this Subjects for Sir W. Browne's gold medals stratum dips into the clay, and becomes a for 1814:-Greek ode, Wellingtonus regionem mixed nass, as before stated, it is seldom Gallicam, Pyrenæis montibus subjectum, de without the remains of anituals. In the 5th spiciens.-Latin ode : Germania Lipsiæ vindi- stratum, namely, the blue clay, the extrane. cata.-Epigram: Victor iterum fugiens. ous fossils are entirely marine, with the ex.

The subject of the Norrisian Prize Essay ception of some specimens of fruit and for the ensuing year is, “ The Baptism of pieces of petrified wood. The other fossils John,_was it from leaven, or of Men?" from this stratura are nautili, oysters, pinna

The subjects appointed for the two prizes marinæ, crabs, teeth and bones af fisti, and given by the Representatives in Parliament

a great variety of small marine shells. This for the University of Cambridge, for the best

stratum has been penetrated hitherto in exercises in Latin prose for 1814, are,--Se this field, only to the depth of thirty feet, pior Bachelors : Ulrum es Hominibus fana- throughout which the specimens found were ticis, an scepticis, plus detrimenti Respub- dispersed, without any regularity. In the lica capiat. Middle Bachelors: Quo magis second field, the strata are, Ist, sandy loam, Instituta civilia el ecclesiastica inter se conue 8 or 9 scei, the lowest three slightly calcaniant, eo melius Rempublicam administrare reous; 2d, sand, becoming coarser towards licet.

the lowest part, and ending in sandy gravel The subject of the dissertation for the from 3 to 8 feet; 3d, sandy leam bighly Hulsean prize for the present year is, "On calcareous, its upper surface nearly level, but the comparative Value of Prophecies and gradually increasing in thickness from a Miracles, as Evidences for the Truth of feather edge to nine fect. Below this are Christianity."

two strata of gravel and clay, as in the other In the Transactions of the Royal Society field. In the 1st stratum, no organic ses for 1813, is coutained “ An Account of some maiás have been observed. In the 2d, but Organic Remains found near Brentford, Mid- utways within two feet of the 3d stratuin, dlesex.” The specimens have been taken have been found the teeth and bones of from two fields not contiguous to each

the hippopotamus, the teeth and bones of the

elephant, the horns, bones, and teeth of se. * See some remarks on this subject, in 'veral species of deer, the horns, bones, and hr last Number, p. 25.

teeth of the ox, and the shells of river fish,

The remains of hippopotami are so ex found impracticable to remove it, otherwise tremely abundant, that in turning over an than in fragments, which are preserved, and area of 120 yards, parts of six tusks have been will probably be put together. The im. found of this animal, besides a tooth, and mense size of this horn is rendered more repart of the horn of a deer, part of a tusk, markable by another horn from the salue and part of a grinder of an elephant, and spot, which is but 6 inches long. In tlie, 3d the horns, with a small part of the skull, of stratum, have been found the horns, bones an ox. One of these borns was found to be and teeth of the deer, the boves and teeth of 54 inches in length, following the curve, and the ox, together wild snail shells, and the fre in diameter at the large end ; it was shells of river fish.

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BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE tents, give the fullest anticipatory assurance SOCIETY.

that the grand object the Committee bave in Some selectExtracts from the Correspondence view will be attained in that island.” It was of this Society since the publication of the intended shortly to send a number of Bibles Ninth Annual Report have been printed and Testaments to Norway, where the want and circulated. We propose to give the of the Scriptures was greatly felt. A farmer, substance of them.

eager to possess the Bible, had offered a 1. From Copenhagen we learn, that the cow at the next market town for one, but in resolution of the Committee to print 5000 vain. There were uone for sale, and those additional copies of the Icelandic New who possessed a Bible would not sell it for Testament was on the point of being exc

any price. cuted. “This generosity,” it is observeil, 2. From Zurich we learn, that the “ Bible " towards the poor Icelanders, could not Institution prospers wonderfully." bave been applied to more deserving ob. 3. A Bible Society bas been formed at jects. Their assiduity in reading the Scrip- Kanapa in Esthonia, under the patronage ures when they liave access to them, and of the Dean. In that district, Mr. Paterson the veneration in which they hold their con. states, that among 106,000 inhabitants, 200

Testaments are not to be found. Thousands bours, and sending five rubles to pay for its had never seen a New Testament, and many carriage. Another peasant offered to subpastors bad it not in the vernacular tongue; scribe 20 rubles yearly, and presented the ahhough there are great numbers of very society with some leather for binding the pious people, and, among the rest, 11,000 Bibles. persons connected with the United Brethren, 4. The Rev. L. Van Ess, the Roman Ca. in this district. An edition of 10,000 Testa. tholic Professor of divinity at Marburg, in ments was to be forthwith printed.

giving an account of the distribution of 3000 Another Bible Society, to be called the Germau Testaments put into his hands by Courland Bible Society, has been formed at the Bible Society, observes, that the eagerDitag in Courland, with the full concurrence ness 10 read the Scriptures is very great, and of the principal clergy, and under the pa. the application of the indigent for New tronage of Count Meden, President of the Testanents very frequent. The Bishop had Consistory. The meeting for this purpose allowed the introduction of New Testaments took place in the link belonging to the no into Catholic schools. This was very imbles, where persons of all rauks assembled. portant, as scarcely one schoulmasier in "The business was opened by Count Lieven. twenty was furnislied with a Bible, and in * The subscription," says Mr. Paterson, “ I most schools the Bible was not at all to be hear, will amount to about 3000 rubles; a met with. About 8000 copies are wanted sum, considering what this provivce bas for this purpose. " Never,” adds this exsuffered by the calamities of war, more than cellent minister, “ were the minds of men double whatever could have been expected more accessible to the Word of Life; never from the first meeting of the Society; but a was the necessity of religious comfort so fire is kindled by the Lord in the Russian deeply felt; never was the entrance of the empire which warms every heart, and in- Kingdom of Heaven more widely open than flames them with zeal 10 follow the example now." If you possibly can, afford farther of their much beloved monarch.”

assistance to us, that the true light and A third society has been formed at Riga, knowledge of Jesus Christ in his Divine doctbrough the instrumentality of the same in trine may penetrate the darkness of the Cao defatigable servant of Christ, Mr. Paterson, tholic schools, and the rising generation be in which the Consistory and some noblemen trained up in pure Christianity, and become took the chief lead. Mr. Paterson expects worthg members of Christ's kingdom.” great things from this society, which, after 5. The Rev. Dr. Brunmark, Chaplain to that of St. Petersburgh, lie thinks will be the Swedish Embassy in London, paid a vithe first on the Continent, A fourth society sit to his native country in the summer. He has been formed at Dorpat, and a fisth at met with a gracious reception from his own Reval, still under the same kind of patronage. government, and from his countrymen every The society at this last place are about to where, in consequence of his connexion with print a large edition of the New Testament, the British and Foreign Bible Society. The and Mr. Paterson adds," the translation society at Stockholm liad printed 9000 Swein the Revalian dialect, is supposed to be

dish Bibles and 19,000 Testaments, and were one of the best in Europe.”

printing 2000' more Bibles. Through the After completing these great objects, Mr. exertions of Dr. Bruvmark, a Bible Society Paterson returned to Petersburg! on the was established at Westeras, for Westmania 23d of July, when he found that on" the and Dalecarlia, under the patronage of the same day on which the society was formed bishop and clergy of these provinces. The in Reval, a Bible Society had been established Finnish New Testament was printing, and in Moscow, Al the first meeting, the Bishop would be finished in the autumn. and a number of his clergy were present, 6. The convicts on board the Three Bees and subscribed largely. The Bishop pub- convict ship appear to bave been greatly licly thanked Mr. Pinkerton for the part le benefited by the Bibles furnished thein by bad taken in the business. This society the Society. On the passage, 170 of them will prove of great importance to the cause united in a letter of thanks to the Society : in Russia. There are now seven Bible so “ Your gift,” they observe, “ gives a new traia cieties in the Russian empire, including that to our ideas, a new object to our hopes ; at Abo in Finland.”,

convincing us of the necessity of seeking A peasant, living beyond Moscow, lind the kingdom of God, it assures us we are in written to Prince Galitzin, the President of 20 wise cast out." the Petersburgh society, begging a large 7. In India, many copies of the Scripholio Bible to read to his family and neigh- tures had been distributed among the native

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* Portuguese, and the presertt'had always been * Scotia ; and directed their secretary to cr+ Thankfully received, and in some cases with press liis deep regret, " that any occurrence

Tears of joy and gratitude. A nuniber of should Irave so long detained so inany copies Duteh l'estainents had also been distributed of the Bible froin their proper destination; a nung the Dutch soldiers and others, in "and that, to the other calamities of this disJara. We want wurds," it is observed, kastrous war, there should be added any'in"to express with what thankfulness they're. terruption of the charitable and munificent ceived them, and how diligenily they pe. labours of our fellow Christians in Great tüsed them, especially in their hospitals and Britain, in diffusing the knowledge of the prisons; for, on inquiry, we could scarcely word of God." The son of 1557. sterling hird one Bible among them all.”

Tas accordingly been remitted, to replace 8 Mr. Beischer, a missionary, writes' these Bibles. They add :from Sierra Leone, that when he was wrecked " We have thus done what we cant to on his passage out, and the natives near the express our shame and regret at this occurriver Gambia took possession of the vessel, rence, and to repair ihe evil which it has among a great wany other articles, iwelve occasioned. We indulye the hope that we Arabic Bibles, given bin by the Bille So shall not again have to number it ainong the ciety, fell into their hands. He applied to calamilies of a war, in which we cannot a trader in that river to recover them; but cease to regret that two mations, allied in it was found, that although the natives, who feelings, habits, interests, language, and bri. are Mohammedans, would sell the other ar gin, should be engaged; that it couilteracts, ticlesiecy lad gor possession of, they would in any degree, the exertions of any of the not part with the Bibles. He offered 8. for charitable institutions of Great Britain ; or one, and was refused. Thus, observes the tends to loosen or break that golden chair Misionary, the word of God seems more of mutual benevolence, which ought to bind biglily esteemed among these Mubamine. together the disciples of Christ of every nadans, ilian in many places where the Gospel tion and clime, without regard to pulitical of Christ has been introduced.

aniinosilies.” 9. The Rev. R. E. Jones, Secretary to 11. The number of Bible's issued by the the Bible Society at the Isle of France, British and Foreign Bible Society, in the writes, that all the French Bibles and Tesla. year 1813, is 141,941; of Testaments, menis sent him had been disposed of, and 139,453; in all, 301,394. The total 'nunthat a supply of double the numberwis want be: issued by the Society, from the 7th of ed. The aridiiy with which the Bibles are March, 1804, to the 31st of December last, purchased, he says, is beyond all description. is, Bibles 377,529, Testaments 590,146,

10. From America there are very gratify. in all, 967,675; besides 109,400 copies of ing accounts. The students of Nassau-Hall ihe Scriptures, printed on the Continent College, in New Jersey, “ having learned, with the aid of donations fron the Society. Ilirough the medium of the Christian Obsprrer, that a Bible Society had heen insti The following is an extract of a letter iuted in the University of Cambridge, in received from Mr. Paterson, daled at St. PeEngland," resolved on following the exam tersburg, Dec. 11, 1813:ple, and have accordingly formed a similar The zeal of the Bible Society here ex. society. Three other new Bible Societies ceeds all description. The Petersburgh Su

have been instituted in the United States, ciety, and its branches, are pronoting the * making the whole nuinber 22. The most in printing of the Scriptures in ten different

teresting part, however, of the An.erican languages.- 1st, In the Kalmuc, in which communications, refers to the following cir- nothing was ever printed before. We have cumstance. A ressel, in which a quantity all the punches and intrices ready, and in of Bibles, sent by the Bible Society for dis- the course of a few weeks a specimen will Tubution in Nova Scotia, had been sluipped, be primed.2d, An edition of 5000 copies was taken by an American privateer, and, of the Armenian New Testament, the want carried into a port in New Englaud. "The of which you will find affectingly set forti Bibles were sold and dispersed. The Bible - in Buchanan's Researches. This is priuting Society of Boston, bearing of this incident, at the Armenian printing-office, under the and " unwilling that the reproach of pre. care of some learned Armenians; the third venting the execution of the pious désign, --sheet is ready.--3a, The Finnish Bible, with for which these books were sent out; should -standing-výjes ;' the 8thi 'street is ready . (asten on their country," passed a resolution 4th, The German Bible, with standing types; to send áo cqual amount of Bibles to Nora the 20 sheet is ready,-a5th, The Polisti New

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