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competent Instructors may at once be ob. The commission which Christ gave to tained. his disciples, when about to ascend to bis
It may, however, be asked, Can these throne, extended to the whole world- languages be efficiently taught by Eu“Go ye, and teach all nations.” In or. ropeans? It is replied, with the confider that they might be qualified to act dence founded on experience, that to those under this commission with promptitude who are beginning to learn an oriental and effect, all the difficulties arising from language, the tuition of an English in. diversity of language were miraculous. structor, who has attained a correct knowly removed; and, by the gift of tongues, ledge of the language, is even preferable they were empowered to enter at once, to that of a native, and will enable the in this respect, on the work of Mission learner to make much more rapid progress. aries in any country to which they The reason it is not difficult to assign. might be sent.
The teacher of a language is but imperAlthough this supernatural qualifica- fectly qualified for his office, unless, in tion is not now to be obtained, yet the addition to his knowledge of that laninjunction of the Redeemer is still in guage, he be acquainted with a language force; and the knowledge of heathen familiar to the pupil, so as to be in poslanguages is still as indispensably requi- session of a medium of intercourse, by site as it was in the days of the apostles. which ideas and explanations may be It is the want of this knowledge which clearly conveyed. The want of such a constitutes, at the present day, one of the medium has been painfully felt by Mis. most formidable impediments to the Pro- sionaries in the East, whose dependence pagation of the gospel. It is the want of was placed on the aid of native in. this knowledge, and of the facilities for structors. If, on the contrary, an Englishacquiring it, which deters many devoted man, who has felt and overcome the diffiservants of Christ from entering on the culty of the acquisition, engage in the engagements of a Missionary life; while work of instructing one of his own counthe delay and difficulty in acquiring the try, he is able to point out to his pupil, in language of the country in which he has the simplest and the clearest terms, not arrived, oppress, more than any other ob- only the meaning of words, but also the stacle, the heart of a Missionary, who peculiar structure of the language, with finds himself surrounded by affecting dis- its characteristic idioms. plays of ignorance which he cannot re. In carrying the proposed plan into move, and of wretchedness which he can. effect, great and valuable assistance may Qot alleviate. The anguish of heart, the be expected from those Missionaries wbo eagerness of solicitude, the closeness of have acquired the language of the heathen application to the study of the language, by long residence among them, and who and the effects of a tropical climate, have, may have returned to their native land. in some instances, brought to an early The efficiency of this assistance has been grave, Missionaries whose estimable quali. already found, in the rapid progress ties gave the fairest promise of eminent which Missionaries, proceeding to the usefulness.
East, have made under the instruction of But is it necessary, is it unavoidable, others, who had returned from that quar. that with these difficulties, in all their ler. It may be added, that the principle appalling magnitude, the Missionary itself has not only been approved, but should have to struggle on his arrival in adopted by the Honourable the East In. a beathen land? May not the elements dia Company, who, for a considerable of the language be acquired before he number of years, have given elementary leaves his own country, and has to con- instruction in the languages of India, at tend with the debilitating influence of a Haileybury College. It is not, however, vertical sun? Would not the knowledge intended by these remarks to represent even of the rudiments of the language, the aid of native teachers as unimportante enable him to pursue the study with great When the elements of a language bave advantage during his long voyage, and been acquired, their assistance may prove greatly accelerate the arrival of the day, of the greatest value; and their services when his career of active and efficient it would be highly desirable to engage, service may commence ?
whenever suitably qualified individuals But have we, it will be asked, the can be obtained, and pecuniary resources, means of imparting, in this country, the equal to the undertaking, can be provided. requisito instruction to those who are The importance of acquiring the landestined to Missionary service ? Able guages of the heathen has been hitherto tuition in several important languages of 'under consideration; but, in other rethe East may be secured : a considerable spects, very much may be done in pre. number might be mentioned, in which paring Missionaries appropriately for
their work, before they leave their own It is obvious that the great object in de poney country. Such a body of information view will be obtained, both more efficient. may, by degrees, be collected, relative to ly and at a less expense, by one Institu 22 Ure the manners, customs, and opinions of the tion concentrating all its efforts to this heathen, in all parts of the world, as may one point, than it could he by the sepa. prepare the Missionary--especially when rate exertions of the different societies
2 Student communicated to him in lectures by living engaged in carrying the gospel to the till instructors, who have themselves witness- heathen. ed what they describe to enter on his The Committee of the Institution apwork with a degree of intelligence which peal, with confidence, on the grounds he could not otherwise have acquired, which have been stated in this Address, and which may both preserve him from to all who are anxious for the success of mistakes, and greatly facilitate his pro- Missions among the heathen. The object gress.
in view is evidently most important; nor With these views, a Society has been can it be fully attained, but by means of a fud of formed, to which the name of the “ Lan. au institution appropriated to this pur. guage Institution in Aid of the Propaga- pose. If liberally supported, the Con. tion of Christianity" has been given. mittee have no doubt but that, under the
The main purpose of the Founders of blessing of God, it will ultimately bestow this Institution, is to afford to those bene- incalculable benefits on the Missionary volent persons, who leave their country cause, by the most efficient preparation of thug int with the view of imparting to the heathen those who are sent forth to carry the glad the knowledge of Christianity, every de- tidings of salvation to the perishing gree of assistance which can be rendered heathen. to them before they quit their native
podare shores. It may indeed appear, in the course of the trial to which such persons Prospectus of the London Universily. FireG will subject themselves, of endeavouring to acquire in this country a knowledge of
ande, bes the language which must be indispen.
The object of the Institution is to bring sable to them in their future labours, that the means of a complete Scientific and they have such a natural inaptitude to Literary Education home to the doors of the acquisition of a new language, as to the inhabitants of the Metropolis, so that disqualify them for the course of labour they may be enabled to educate their sons to which they have turned their thoughts: at a very moderate expense, and under but it is obviously of great advantage, their own immediate and constant superthat this discovery should be made at a intendence. It is known that a young time when, such persons may be saved man cannot be maintained and instructed from the error of abandoning a useful at Oxford or Cambridge under £200 or station in their own country, for one which £250 a year, while the expenses of many will become an occasion of unceasing re
very far exceed this sum; and the Vaca. gret both to themselves, and to those who tions last about five months in the year. employ them. Instances of this nature The whole expense of Education at the have already occurred, sufficient to put London University will not exceed 225 all parties on their guard.
or £30 a year,* including the sums paid But, while the Institution is formed to the General Fund ; and there will not chiefly with a view to its subserviency to be more than ten weeks Vacation in the the direct promotion of Christianity, its
year. advantages will be afforded, under due
A suitable piece of ground for the regulations, to all persons who concur in buildings and walks, and in a central siits object, and wish to avail themselves of tuation, is now in treaty for; and it is those advantages. It may also be ex• expected that the structure will be compected, that the operations of Bible,
Tract, pleted in August, 1826, and the Classes and Foreign-Education Societies, will be opened in October following. A fort facilitated by this Institution.
night's Vacation will be allowed at The “ Language Institution,” has been Christmas and Easter, and six weeks formed on the principle of the co-opera- from the middle of August to the end of tion of all sincere Christians. Points of
September. doctrine or discipline will never come into question. A knowledge of the languages, habits, and opinions of the heathen, is all
* This supposes a Student to attend that will be communicated by the Institu- five or six of the general classes; but the tion: whatever else may relate to the due medical education is necessarily more preparation of a Missionary, will be en- expensive from the costs of the anatomi. tirely left to the body to which he may cal department. belong.
The money being raised by Shares and its Subscribers, in addition to Bibles and lenes Contributions, each bolder of a £190 Hymn-books, are by authors of eminent PREFShare will receive interest on the same at piety and acknowledged ability, whose In a rate not exceeding four per cent, pay. writings are read with edification by the enable half-yearly, and be entitled to send truly pious of every denomination. The
one Student to the University. The Society has lately considerably augmented Shares will be transferable by sale and the list of its publications, many of which
bequest: and they will descend to the are admirably adapted for distribution is holder's representatives in case of in- among those persons whose moral and *** testacy. The money due on them will be spiritual condition ought ever to awaken
auspaid by instalments, as it may be re the feelings of Christian commiseration. E URE quired; but it is calculated that only Once in two years subscribers receive serbe he two-thirds will be called for; and the books, chosen by themselves from the A remaining 33 per cent. will be considered Society's Depository, to the amount of
as a Fund of Reserve, in case of any ex- nearly their entire subscription, to apply
tension of the plan, or other unfavourable in whatever way they approve; and they pot exigencies. No person van hold more are also entitled to purchase, at pleasure,
than ten shares. Each contributor of the works issued by the Society, at the 450 will have all the privileges of share extremely low prices marked in their holders during bis life, except that of re. printed statements, which may be obtainceiving interest, and transferring his ed, with any farther information that may rights,
be desired, at 12, King's-arms-yard, The interest will be paid out of the Coleman-street. revenues of the Institution, and the year. ly produce of the sums received from time to time beyond what is required for MILL-HILL SCHOOL. current expenses. Each Student is to pay Five Guineas a year to this general
On the 16th of June, 1825, the first stone income, beside One Guinea to the Library, was laid of the new edifice for the ProMuseum, and collection of Maps, Charts,
founded in January, 1808, at Mill Hill, be submitted to a General Meeting of
After the recitations, the distribution Shareholders; but it is expected that the of prizes, and the other usual services of general opinion will be in favour of vest
the annual public day, the Treasurer, ing the whole government of the Institu. Samuel Favell, Esq. attended by the tion in a Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor, Committee, the masters and pupils, and and nineteen ordinary Members of Coun. cil, chosen by the Shareholders by ballot, and ladies, proceeded to the ground,
a very numerous company of gentlemen voting if they please by proxy, a certain where the preparations and accommodanumber of the Council to go out every tions had been made with the greatest year. It is also understood that the precision and convenience, under the diemoluments of the Professors will be rection of the architect. made to depend on the fees received from
The Rev. John Townsend directed the Students, with the addition of very mo- singing of a part of the 67th Psalm-the derate salaries.
Treasurer addressed the company in an Names may be entered for Shares and
eloquent speech-a solemn and appro-
priate prayer was offered by the Rev. Dr.
hundred persons, retired.
On Wednesday, June 29, 1825, a new chapel was opened at Camberwell, erected
by the church and congregation under the Society for the Promotion of Religious ministry of Mr. Steane. Two sermons
Knowledge among the Poor. were delivered on the occasion. In the We are apprehensive that this valuable morning the Rev. Robert Hall, of Leices. Institution, though long since establish- ter, preached, from Johd xv. 20; and in ed, is not sufficiently known and appre. the evening the Rev. Dr. Wangh, of Wellsciated. The publications it supplies to street, from Isaiah lxiv. 1. The devo.
tional parts of the service were conduct. with the very first of our national la.
Baptist Ministers, on the 29th of July
f this place do thou give peace, O Lord of E. S..... 5 H. M. bosts.
5 E. B. E. B.
5 A. E. ......... K. C.
5 H. C. .......... LONDON ORPHAN ASYLUM,
5 H. B. On June 16, 1825, the ceremony of A. E.
4M. G. opening the above new Asylum for Or- P.W...
C. phans at Clapton, took place; when a s. W....
6 E. B. ........
3 very splendid public breakfast and grand J.S.
51 concert of vocal and instrumental music were given to the company. The attend. N. B. It is particularly requested that ance was most numerous and respectable. in future the letters of application may be In the absence of his Royal Highness the more minutely descriptive of the circum. Duke of York, who was expected to at. stances of the applicants. tend, his illustrious brother, the Duke of Cambridge, accompanied by his
son, Prince George, the Dowager Duchess of Additional Subscriptions for the Rer. Mr. Richmond, and lady Patroness of the Hartnell's Orphans, receired by Rer.
J. Ivimey. Society, graced the meeting with their presence. The building has cost £25,000, Rev. Mr. Bain, Potters'-street £1 0 0 of which sum £5000 are still due. The Mrs. Pains, Nínfield .. elegance, accommodation, and object of By Rev. J. Stevens, Meard'sthis erection, equally entitle it to rank court Chapel. .....
Fairer than spring the colours shine, By the Rev. SAMUEL WESTLEY, And sweeter than the virgin rose. Master of Blundell's School, Tiverton. Or worn by slowly rolling years,
Or broke by sickness in a day, The morning flowers display their sweets, The fading glory disappears, And gay their silken leaves unfold; The short-liv'd beauties die away. As careless of the noon-day beats,
Yet these, new rising from the tomb, And fearless of the evening cold.
With lustre brighter far shall shine ; Nipp'd by the winds' unkindly blast, Revive with ever-during bloom, Parch'd by the sun's directer ray,
Safe from diseases and decline. The momentary glories waste,
Let sickness blast, and death devour, The short-liv'd beauties die away. If heaven must recompence our pains; So blooms the human face divine,
Perish the grass and fade the flower, When youth its pride of beauty shows; If firm the word of God remains.
Calendar for September.
6. Moon passes Saturn VIII. 15 morn. 12. New Moon III. aft Too far south 9. Ceres south II. 26 aft. Altitude to cast her shadow on the Earth, 34° 17'.
13. Moon passes Mercury III. 30 mOrn. 9. Moon passes Venus Ill. 7 aft.
16. Mercury between the Earth and the 10. Moon passes Mars VIII. 45 morn.
Sun 0, 45 aft. 11. Moon passes Jupiter VII. 30 27. Full Moon IV, 13 morn. Too far
north to pass through the Earth's 31. Herschel south VI. 51 aft. All. shadow. tude 15° 32'.
28. Venus passes Mars.
From Mr. Daris.
he thought his father understood what Clonmel, July 20, 1825.
had been going forward. He was stretcha "On Lord's-day week I preached at ed upon a pallet on the ground, and apThurles, and last Lord's-day at Cloghpeared in the last agonies of death; and Jordan, and visited Limerick and Ne. so it proved, for the service in the meeta nagh on the intervening days. The first ing house had scarcely proceeded a quare Anniversary of the Nenagh Bible Asso. ter of an hour before he died.”. ciation was held on Wednesday, and was attended by about 200 Roman Catholics, Journal of Mr. M'Carthy. as well as a larger number of Protestants. I moved the first resolution, and some DEAR Sir, clergymen of the Established Church the Having retired from my almost numesecond, third, and fourth, Mr, Burnett, rous calls and engagements through the of Cork, the fifth, and General Read the country, I now sit down to relate the last. All the company appeared to be most prominent and interesting occargratified; and some respectable Protest. rences which have taken place in the ants, who were born in the town, de. sphere of my labours. clared, when it was over, that they never
After preaching at Tullamore, April expected to have seen such a meeting in 10, in the evening, I had a long and that place. I hope also, if brother Thomas pleasing conversation with a respectable can procure a suitable master, the school young man of the town, who most anxj. which was recently broken up by the ously waited for my return to relate the priest, will be re-established.”
state of his mind to me, as the gospel One of the agents of the Society gires which he had heard was made the power the following lamentable account: “A of God to his salvation. And from what scene took place at Clogh-Jordan, the he has told me, I have no doubt on my day before the Bible meeting, at Nenagh, mind but he has passed from death upto from which town it is eight miles distant. life! He seemed very happy, and said A mob of several hundreds came into the that he had examined the doctrine of town, in open day, and called for the believers' baptism, and found it sanction. Orangemen and Protestants to show them- ed by the word of God, and therefore he selves if they dared. The windows were had resolved to be baptized in the divine broken in the Protestant houses; and one name. We were well attended at the poor fellow being overtaken in the street, preaching; the power of God seemed to was dreadfully beaten, without any pro- accompany the word.
We were very vocation that I can understand being happy; and we should have had many given at all on his part. But it was the more to hear, had we but a suitable place 12th of July, and the Orangemen used to for the accommodation of the people. have a procession, and the mob came Tuesday, the 12th, I inspected the school ostensibly to prevent them from walking at Rahue; it is beginning a little, once this year; but for this I am happy to learn more, to lift npits drooping head, I found there was no occasion, for their lodge had present sixteen children; on the list twenpeaceably broken up since the late act ty; in the first class, spellers, eight; and was passed, and nothing of the kind was the second class, four; the rest in the contemplated. When I came into the alphabet. Three children repeated ten town to preach on Lord's-day morning, I chapters in the New Testament. On was told the poor man that had been beaten Wednesday, the 13th, I preached in the was certainly in a dying state, and not ex- school-house, and the place was as full pected to live till the service would be as it could contain; all were glad to see over, I therefore went to him immediately, me, more so than I can describe. and found him in a most melancholy state,
Lord's-day, the 17th, I preached in the with his poor wife and children crying Baptist meeting-house twice. We had a around him, and a number of the neigh- cheering time at the communion; and, I bours filling the house. He appeared too hope, that the impressions made on the far gone to be benefitted by any thing I minds of the people, will not be like could say to him; but I spoke in his pre- the water spilt on the ground, which cansence, and prayed with him; and his not be gathered up again;" but like the eldest son told me, when I had done, that “ bread cast on the waters, seen for many