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are concealed in its remotest parts. Next to these, are the habitations of the workers; then follow the egg-cells for the young brood, and close to them the magazine. These animals gnaw and destroy furs, furniture, and sheds; and in a few weeks will as it were, exterminate large trunks of trees. The abdomen of the Queen is 2,000 times larger after, than before impregnation. She can then lay 80,000 eggs within 24 hours.


At the sitting of the 7th of January last, M. Geoffry-Saint-Hilaire presented a human monster which has just been discovered in a collection of animal mummies, forming part of a magnificent cabinet of antiquities recently imported from Egypt by that able artist and learned antiquary, M. Passalacqua. This monster belongs to the class known by the name of anencephalous, characterized by the complete privation of the brain and spinal marrow; and is exceedingly interesting, first as contradict ing the doctrine of the Cartesian philosophy, that thought is generated in the brain; and, secondly, as opposed to the more recent theory of the origin of the nerves in the cerebral or vertebral pnlp.

M. Freycinet was elected a member of the Geographical Board.

A report was made from a committee which had been appointed to inquire whether the oil extracted from the red cornel-tree could (as proposed by M. Lachaussée) be advantageously substituted for that usually burnt in lamps. The report stated, first, that the oil in question was not fit for forming part of human food; secondly, that it burnt easily, and without smoke or smell. It remains to be ascertained whether it can be procured at an expense so moderate as to render it beneficial.

M. Dureau de la Malle presented a model of the property-tables of the ancient Romans, during the long period which elapsed from Servius Tullius to Justinian, This model, which comprehends all the details of the ancient authors, is divided into three parts, which are arranged in great order, and which relate in various ways to the condition of the father of every family, to that of the family itself, and to the value of its

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M. de la Malle says, that this table was formed from the property-tables, the registers of birth, puberty, manhood, death, age, sex, diseases, &c. which were kept by the Romans with the greatest exactness, from the time of Servius Tullius to that of Justinian. Ulpianus fixes thirty years as the mean duration of human life during that period. It is extraordinary that the chances of life detailed in the above table are precisely those which the registers of mortality in the city of Florence exhibit in the present day.


Among the ruins of this ancient city, some baths, remarkably elegant have recently been found. There have also been discovered, entire halls with arched roofs, variously ornamented, and a bath of white marble, sufficiently large to contain twenty persons. In a chamber has also been brought to light two sofas of bronze, and a large vase of the same metal; and under ground, five hundred lamps have been discovered.


M. Wolf, of Copenhagen, has translated into the Greenlandish language, the book of Genesis, and the Psalms of David, at the expense of the Copenhagen Bible Society. Isaiah, and the New Testament, have also been translated into that language.



Choose some of the most perfect

buds of the flowers you wish to preserve, such as are latest in blowing, and ready to open; cut them off with a pair of scissars, leaving to each, if possible, a piece of stem about three inches long; cover the end of the stem immediately with Spanish wax, and when the buds are a little shrunk, wrap each of them up in a piece of paper perfectly clean and dry, and lock them up in a dry box or drawer, and they will keep without corrupting. In winter, or any other time when you would have the flowers blow, take the buds over night, out off the end of the stem, and put the buds into water wherein a little nitre or salt was infused, and the next day you will see the buds open and expand, and the flowers display their most lively colours, and breathe their agreeable odours,


Pierre Huet, the oldest soldier in the French service, died lately, at the Hotel des Invalides. He had reached the extraordinary period of 119 years; and since the inauguration of the statue of Louis XIV., enjoyed a pension of 300 francs per annum from the city of Paris.


At the last annual sitting of the French Academy, the prize of 10, 000. francs for merit and virtue, was awarded to Pierre Martin, a poor

day labourer, who having married a poor girl who had three blind brothers, and an infirm father, maintained them by his own labour, and would suffer none of them to ask alms, though he had three children of his own to support.

LITERARY NOVELTIES. A volume of sermons, by the Hon. and Rev. Gerard Noel, will shortly appear.

Mr. Sumner will speedily publish a second edition, with corrections, of his work, on the Evidences of Christianity.

The Rev. Francis Close, of Cheltenham, announces a series of Historical Discourses, illustrating the Book of Genesis.


Christie on Greek Vases £2. 2s. Essays on Analogy, 8s. The Papal Power, 20s. Donnegan's Greek and English Lexicon, 1. 11s. 6d. Is this Religion? by the Author of "May You Like It,"7s. Bullock's Lectures on the Story of Joseph and his Brethren, 5s. Exposition of the Principles in which the Infant System of Education is conducted, 1s. 6d. Butler's Geography of the Globe, 4s. 6d. Fuller's Hints to Ministers and Churches, 4s. 6d. Dick's Philosophy of Religion, 9s. Burder's Lectures on Religion, 12s.



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 prove
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.

O 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 fade-
Destruction 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.


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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 No. 4-VOL 2


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 clothes," 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 America; 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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