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are concealed in its remotest parts. property. M. de la Malle also preNext to these, are the habitations of sented a table of great interest, shewthe workers ; then follow the egg-cellsing the probabilities of human life for the young brood, and close to at different ages among the Romans. them the magazine. These animals The following is a copy of it:gnaw and destroy furs, furniture, and Table of the Probabilities of Hasheds ; and in a few weeks will as it man Life, calculated by Domitius were, exterminate large trunks of Ulpianus, Prime Minister to Alex. troes. The abdomen of the Queen ander Severus, and extracted from is 2,000 times larger after, than Emilius Macer. before impregnation. She can then


Probable future life. lay 80,000 eggs within 24 hours.

From 0 to 20 years



28 At the sitting of the 7th of January 25-30

25 last, M. Geoffry-Saint-Hilaire pre- 30 35

22 sented a human monster which has

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20 just been discovered in a collection

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18 of animal mummies, forming part of

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13 a magnificent cabinet of antiquities

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9 recently imported from Egypt by 3560

7 that able artist and learned antiquary, 60—65

5 M. Passalacqua. This monster be

M. de la Malle says, that this table longs to the class known by the name was formed from the property-tables, of anencephalous, characterized by the registers of birth, puberty, manthe complete privation of the brain hood, death, age, sex, diseases, &c. and spinal marrow; and is exceed- which were kept by the Romans with ingly interesting, first as contradict- the greatest exactness, from the time ing the doctrine of the Cartesian of Servius Tullius to that of Justinian. philosophy, that thought is generated Ulpianus fixes thirty years as the in the brain ; and, secondly, as op- mean duration of human life during posed to the more recent theory of that period. It is extraordinary the origin of the nerves in the cerebral that the chances of life detailed in or vertebral pnlp.

the above table are precisely those M. Freycinet was elected a member which the registers of mortality in of the Geographical Board.

the city of Florence exhibit in the A report was made from a com- present day. mittee which had been appointed to DISCOVERIES AT POMPEII. inquire whether the oil extracted Among the ruins of this ancient from the red cornel-tree could (as city, some baths, remarkably elegant proposed by M. Lachaussée) be ad. have recently been found. There vantageously substituted

for that have also been discovered, entire usually burnt in lamps. The report halls with arched roofs, variously stated, first, that the oil in question ornamented, and a bath of white was not fit for forming part of human marble, sufficiently large to contain food ; secondly, that it burnt easily, twenty persons. In a chamber has and without smoke or smell. It also

been brought to light two sofas remains to be ascertained whether it of bronze, and a large vase of the can be procured at an expense so same metal; and under ground, five moderate as to render it beneficial. hundred lamps have been discovered.

M. Dureau de la Malle presented a GREENLAND LITERATURE. model of the property-tables of the M. Wolf, of Copenhagen, has ancient Romans, during the long trapslated into the Greenlandish lanperiod which elapsed from Servius guage, the book of Genesis, and the Tullius io Justinian, This model, Psalms of David, at the expense of which comprehends all the details of the Copenhagen Bible Society. Isathe ancient authors, is divided into iah, and the New Testament, have three parts, which are arranged in also been translated into that laygreat order, and which relate in va- guage. rious ways to the condition of the A METHOD OF OBTAINING NATURAL father of every family, to that of the family itself, and to the value of its Choose some of the most perfect


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WHAT is Religion? 'tis to love
With all our heart the God above,

With all our soul and mind :
Him to adore as heav'n's sole Lord,
Who, as the great Incarnate Word,

Redeemed all mankind.
What is Religion ? 'tis to love
Our neighbour as ourselves, and

We feel his welfare ours :
So will our pleasures all increase ;
And friendship’s joys with settled peace,

Beguile our leisure hours.

What is Religion ? 'tis to feel
A strong desire, an ardent zeal,

To run the heav'nly way:
To tread the straight and narrow road,
Which leadeth to that blest abode,

Where shines eternal day.

What is Religion ? 'tis to act
From purest motives ; 'tis in fact,

To practise that we know;
To let the good and truth divine,
In outward life and conduct shine,

Through all our actions flow.

What is Religion ? 'tis to shun
Those evils that would fain outrun,

And choke the seeds of love;
Thus by our ev'ry deed and word
To praise and glorify the Lord,

Till rais'd to realms above.

What is Religion ? 'tis to love
Our neighbour, aud our God above;

Our heav'nly course to run;
Ever to act from motives pure,
Faithful unto the end endure,

And all our evils shun.



" Awake thou that sleepest.WAKE, slumberer, wake! repent, repent!

Yet a few fleeting hours remain; One day for mercy still is lent;

That day may never dawn again. 0 waste it not-'tis thine-'tis all

All that remains of earth, or heaven; Hark-how its flitting spirits call

Seize sanctify the moment given.

Thou tread'st on tombs, thou breathest death,

The stars go out the forests fadeDestruction reigns above, beneath,

In noontide's beam, in midnight's shade. Wake, slumberer! wake—the day that breaks

Twilight shall never dim-nor thou Find aught but wo in all that makes

Thy miserable pleasures now.

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Theological Inspector.

APRIL, 1827.


(Continued from page 73.) The righteous in Scripture are compared to trees of the Lord, full of sap—to the tall cedars of Lebanon; and the Lord hath graciously promised, that“ instead of the thorn shall come np the fir tree, and instead of the brier, shall come up the myrtle tree,” and that then, the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing; and that all the trees of the field shall clap their hands; alluding, no doubt, to the restoration of that state in man which was lost by the fall, the effect of which is declared by the land as follows, Cursed is the ground for thy sake, thorns and thistles shall it bring forth, and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;" or the fruit of thy own evil ways. The heart of him who is destitute of the love of the Lord is declared to be “ the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” Again, treating of those who are become spiritual, it is written, “the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box tree, shall beautify the place of my sanctuary;" again, to conclude it is said, “Blessed are they who keep his commandments that they may have a right to the Tree of Life,” Is it then not astonishing that commentators, men of profound human learning, should suppose, that the trees said to have been planted in the garden of Eden, were only natural trees, and that any who are considered as spiritual men in the Christian Church should search after this spiritual and internal garden of God, (which is planted in every pious believer's heart) amid the rubbish of this material globe ? Might we not with as much prospect of success make a tour to the east, in order to discern which of the mountains it was that broke forth into singing; and which of the trees that clapped their hands ? All

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which beautiful representations, or Divine corresponding figures, allude again no doubt to the restoration of that state in man by redemption which was lost by the fall, the effect of which is fully declared by the Lord, to have been as follows; viz. “ their vine is of the vine of Sodom and of the fields of Gomorrah, their grapes are grapes of gall, their wine is the poison of dragons, I will send the teeth of beasts among them, with the poison of serpents of the dust." Leaving the above beautiful and instructive passages of Scripture to your most serious consideration, with ardent prayer that you may be disposed and enabled by the Lord to behold them in their own superlative and glorious light, I shall return for a few moments to the account given of our first parents, of whom it is said, “that they knew they were naked.” It is not now said as before, “and were not ashamed.” No, they had now lost their innocence and purity; and forfeited all right and claim to the Divine Image and Likeness, in which they were originally created, and therefore were now afraid of the Lord their God, being enveloped in the sensual principle, and like unto some professing Christians in our day, they sewed the fig leaves of external religion together, to conceal their nakedness, at the same time they were as destitute of the fruits, of true righteousness, as the barren fig tree was of fruit, in the first Advent of our Lord, and which tree, as I apprehend, represented the deplorable state of the Jewish church. In the like, sense it is said, of our first parents, that they were naked, or destitute of that fruit which they were expected to have brought forth, to the glory of God, and the salvation of their own souls. You state “ that the weather was temperate, and therefore they did not stand in need of elothes,” but as you appear to be still at a loss for their residence, how do you know but it might have been at the north pole ? where

you inform mankind some of our learned commentators have placed it, others in the south pole, some in the moon, others in the third heaven, others in the orbit of the moon, some in the middle region of the air; some in Tartary; some in Ceylon ; some in Syria; some in Assyria; some under the earth; others in Amesica ; some in Africa ; some in Arabia; some in Persia ; some in Mesopotamia ; others in Babylon; others in Palestine; others in Europe ; others in the fourth heaven; and some are bold enough to declare, that it has no local situation whatever ; but is to be understood altogether of a spiritual representative nature. Truly, my good Sir, you have reserved the best wine till the last; and after having followed you through such a vast expanse of trackless space, I have no words to express either my delight or my astonishment at finding myself so unexpectedly safe landed

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