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fidently here bespeak the warmest appro
translation of the Enchiridion Militis bation of the skilful.
Christiani of Erasmus, with copious Scripand felicity of execution are alike admi. ture notes. rable.Author's Preface to vol. iii.
Memoirs of the Ionian Isles, and of The History of the late War in Spain their Relation with European Tarkey,. and Portugal. By Robert Southey, Esq. translated from the original manuscript 2 vols. 4to.
of M. de Vaucondort, late general in the Observations, Anecdotes, and Charac Italian service, is in the press, with an ters of Books and Men. By the Rev. Jo accurate and comprehensive map. seph Spence. Arranged with notes, a Mr. William Jones, late acting surgeon preparatory Dissertation, and illustra at Serampore, will soon publish, a coltions. Handsomely printed by Bulmer, lection of Facts and Opinions relative to in 8vo.
Widows burning themselves with the Works of Ben Jonson, complete; care dead bodies of their Husbands, and to fully collated with the earliest editions, other destructive customs prevalent in and corrected; illustrated with Notes, British India. critical and explanatory. To which is Medico-chiurgical Transactions, by the prefixed, an original life of the Author. Medical and Chiurgical Society of LonBy William Gifford, Esq. Handsomely don, volume the Seventh, is in a state of printed by Bulmer, in 9 vols. 8vo.
forwardness. Journal of a Tour on the Continent, Mr. J. Ingle has in the press, the Aeduring the years 1813-14; comprising rial Isles, or the Visions of Malcolm, a Descriptions of the following Places (most poem, with notes. of which have been rendered interesting Jane of France, a historical norel, by late events) Berlin, Stockholin, Peters translated from M. de Ĝenlis, will soon burgh, Moscow, Smolensko, &c. By J. appear in two volumes. T. James, Esq. Student of Christ Church, Mr. John Kirby, of the Royal College Oxford. With plates, 4to.
of Surgeons in Ireland, is preparing for. Journal of Science and the Arts, edited publication, Cases in Surgery, with Reat the Royal Institution. 8vo. To be marks. published Quarterly.
Mr. Boothroyd will complete his Biblia No. I. to be published on the 31st Hebraica in the course of a month. He of March, will contain Original Commu has also in a state of forwardness, Reflecnications from Sir H. Davy, Sir Everard tions on the Authorized Version of the Home, J. F. Daniell, C. Babbage, N. L. Scriptures ; reasons for attempting its Young, R. Phillips, W. T. Brande, J. W. improvement; and a specimen of such an Ireland, J. Millington, Esqs. with Reports attempt. of the Lectures, Scientific Intelligence, Mr. Thomas Little, jun. has in the &c. &c.
press, a duodecimo volume of poems, The Selections of English Poetry, by Mr. G.M. Butt will soon publish, SherMr. Campbell, are not to appear for the
borne Castle, and other juvenile poems. presentas it has been judged better that The Rev. G. S. Faber has a volume of the critical part of that work, containing Sermons in the press. a view of English Poetry, should be made The Rev; · Case of Hackney, will a part of Mr. Campbell's Lectures on An soon publish an Abridgement of the late tient and Modern Poetry, which are in Mr. Robinson's Scripture Characters, in preparation, upon a very extensive scale. a duodecimo volume.
The Annual Register; or, a View of The Lives of Dr. Pocock, Bishop Pearce, the History, Politics, and Literature, for Bishop Newton, and Mr. Skelton, taken the year 1807, being the Seventh Volume from the editions of their works, are of a New Series.
printing in two octavo volumes. The volume for 1797, in continuation A new edition, corrected and greatly of the former Series, has been some time in enlarged, of Dr. Cove's Essay on the Rethe press, and will be published shortly; venues of the Church of England, is in in which, among much other important the press. matter, will be found a more full and A second edition of the Devout Comauthentic account, than has hitherto ap- municant is nearly ready. peared, of French Affairs, from the Au A new edition of Bishop Jeremy Taytumn of 1795 to that of 1797.
lor's Prayers, improved in the arrangeThe Travels of Ali Bey, in Morocco, ment by Mr. Clapham, is in the press. Tripoli, &c. are published, in two quarto Mr. Joseph Sams of Darlington, is in volumes, illustrated by about one hundred the possession of a complete manuscript plates.
of the Pentateuch, recently procured Mr. Ç. Blunt, optician, is preparing from the continent, and deemed to be for the press, a Descriptive Essay on from fourteen to 1500 years old. This Spectacles, and the apparatus used to as copy is of leather, in two volumes, about' sist imperfect vision in the human eye. two feet broad and 69 long. There is
P. W. Crowther, Esq. has in the press, reason to believe it has been above 800 the Christian Manual, compiled from a years in one Jewish family on the conti
nent, and that it is the oldest copy of the are represented as having emigrated Law in existence.
into China from Persia, in the year of The Jewish Expositor, a new monthly Christ 73. Further notice of this subject publication, which commenced with the will be taken in the Asiatic Journal. The year, contains, among other interesting Jewish Exposition is printed for the Lonarticles of Hebrew literature and history, don Society for promoting Christianity an account af the Chinese Jews first men among the Jews, and is sold at sixpence tioned by Gabriel Brotier. These Jews each number,
about their usual occupations. The chil-* The subjugation of the whole of Cey
dren first pointed out a verse of the goslon, to British authority, says the Mission- pel each, and then occupied themselves ary Register for the late month, by the in their Persian reading. After breakdefeat and captivity of the King of Candy, fast, having committed their tasks to me
mory, they were employed in writing opens new prospects to missionary exertions. The favour of the local authori
Persian. Abdool retired to his house, to ties to all prudent attempts of this nature
receive any who might wish see him, for has turned the atteution of various insti
the sake of counsel or inquiry. After dintutions towards this field of labour. The
ner, occupied in correcting the schoolLondon and Baptist Missionary Societies
boys' Persian writing. Nuwazish Mes
sech and Inayut Messeeh heard them re-, have, for several years, maintained missions in the island. The Church Mission
peat their lessous. Occupied afterwards ary Society has loug had Ceylon in its eye,
in looking over the Koran, to prepare anand has been making preparations for the
swers to the Mahomedan disputers. At
four o'clock, heard the boys their lessons, establishment there of a mission on a considerable scale ; and is now taking mea
and dismissed them. Abdool then went sures which will ultimately lead, it is
to meet the Christian brethren, who had hoped, to the formation of one of those brought them to his house. After taking
come from Gualior to visit him, and Christian institutions which it is proposed refreshment, prayed together, and went to establish in the most promising spheres of missionary labour. The Wesleyan Me
to rest. Accidentally rising in the night,
had much discussion respecting the Porthodists have recently entered on this field, and are making strenuous and suc
tuguese Church, and the inventions of cessful exertions. The American Board
their priests. At last, having nothing to of Commissioners for Foreign Missions is
answer, they were silent. also pressing forward to this scene.
Jan. 3. Having performed worship and set the children to their tasks as usual, Abdool was preparing to return to his
house, when a handsome well-dressed AGRA.
young man, with several attendants, enShekh Salih, a Mahomedan, born at tered the Kuttra, and inquired, “ Where Delhi, was baptized by the late Rev. Da is Abdool Messeeh?” On Abdool's being vid Brown, in the Old Church, Calcutta, pointed out, he came up to him; and, on Whit-Sunday, in the year 1811, by having saluted him, said : “ I have come the name of Abdool Messeeh, “servant a long way to see you : I heard of you in of Christ." In the close of 1812, he left Jaypore. I have read several books of Calcutta, to proceed to Agra, about eight the New Testament, and am fallen into hundred miles NW. of that city, where great doubts respecting the Hindoo faith; he sustained the office of reader and cate but, on account of my family, I am afraid chist under the Church Missionary Socie to embrace the true way, and I have been ty. Some interesting Journals of his pro in great distress a long time.” He then ceedings, from the time of his leaving repeated several parts of the gospel; and Calcutta to August, 1814, have been it appeared from his discourse that he had drawn up by Mr. Corrie from minutes ta read much of the Scripture, and had im-, ken at the time.
bibed great suspicion of the soundness of The following are extracts from his his creed. He then inquired concerning journal for January 1815, translated and the first conversion of Abdool. Abdool compiled by a friend, from the original related to him his whole history; and, minutes of Abdool, written in Hindoos till eight o'clock, laboured, with argutanee,
ments drawn from Scripture, to confirm Jan. 2. In the morning, all the native him. The young man, raising his head Christians, men and women, came to after long consideration, observed, “What prayers in the church, and then went you say is very just. The godhead of the
Lord and Saviour is clear ; but it is quite :lowers came in. After salutation, they an impossible thing to leave all one's. re- sat down, and said that they had heard tations and friends.": Abdool observed, of. Abdool's apostacy, froin Mahomed € Our Saviour has said in the gospel, that Kulee Khan, in Moradabad; and, having if any one will not leave his friends, for, come'to Agra on business, they had determy sake, he is not worthy of me;" He mined to ascertain luis uncleanness, byla was silent, and asked for a copy of the personal: inquirya Abdool answered, Epistle to the Romans, which was given “God bless you, who have taken such him. He theu took a frieudly leave. At a shameless fellow as you, upon the face parting, Abdool asked his name: he re of the earth!" Abdool said, “You say plied, “Ramdyal Brahmin;" and said true : Iam even worse than you describe.'' that he was going the next day to Muttra, Ou à sudden, they said, in a milder manwhere his elder brother had gone to ner, « How will you answer this to God?! bathe ; and requested Abdool to pray for Abdool replied, " It is most true, I know him, that God would remove liis doubts, not what I can answer ; but I hope in the and teach him the truth. Abdool answer word, that the Lord Jesus Christ himself ed, " Amen !!!!
has spoken, I came not to call the rightJan. 4. After worship and tasking the eous, but sinners to repentance. I firmly children, a servant of the Hukeem Hyder trust, that he, and not another, shall 'oodden came to call Abdool, saying, that answer for me a sinner. His grace is unithe Hukeem's eldest son had come from versal, and he casts out no one from his the Court of Oojim, to see his father ; presence; neither, I trust, will he disand having heard of Abdool since his ar miss me in despair." When they heard rival, was desirous to see hiin. Abdool this, they rose and departed, and said, Went, and found the sons of Molwee Um “ God give you ninderstanding !" Abdool jud, and several of the heads of the city, answered, 5 Amen!" seated there, and the volume of Mahome Jan. 9. In the morning, Abdool was dan traditions lying before them. On waiting the assembling of the congregaseeing Abdool, they advanced with kind 'tion, when a man from Saleh Dhurum ness to meet him; and the Hukeem's son, Das came, and said that the Saleh's son, who has attended on many Mussulmen as who considered himself a prodigy of cora disciple, inquired after his health, Ab rectness and religion, was waiting to see dool inadvertently · replied, that, by the him. Abdool promised to 'go after praygrace of our Lord Jesus Christ, he was ers. Before prayers were over, another better. All present frowned, and said, man came; and seating himself in a cor
That is an infidel speech.' You should ner, observed what was going on. At not have so said. Jesus Christ is truly a last he said, “ Certainly what the gospel Prophet, but not God; and it is idola says is true, and what is therein written trous to call him so." Abdool replied, is indeed godliness." After prayers, Ab“ It would be infidelity in a Christian to dool joined the messenger." They went call Christ merely a Prophet. If Christ on, conversing, till they came to the Sais like other Prophets, what advantage leh's house. On entering, they found have Christians ? A Prophet has po power the young man, very well dressed, sitting to forgive sins; but our Saviour Jesus at his ease on a carpet, reclining on cushChrist has power to forgive sins. It ions ; and several Fakeers of the Jogee would be stupidity
to compare him with Tribe, sitting, like so many oxen; with mere Prophets.” They asked, “By what their naked bodies rubbed over with dirt; argument do you prove his power to for and a very fat one among them, singing give sins ?"-Abdool answered, - By out, like the braying of an ass, from a the gospel;" and taking a copy from his book which he held in his hand. Abdool man, Dubel Messeeh, he read the ninth asked who they were. The young man chapter of St Matthew : they all listened answered they were mortified Fakeers. attentively, and shook their heads in si Abdool replied, that they did not grow so Jence. At last the Hukeem's son, a very fat on austerities: these secmed well fed, superior man, said, “ If that is the ori. and at their ease. The company laughed, ginal gospel, and no wise corrupted or in and commenced a disputation, with argu. terpolated, you are right.” Abdool wish ments founded on reason. ed, if any of them desired a copy of the Jan. 10. Two Roman Catholics attend. gospel to give them one; but they were ed service; and, when it was over, began all ashamed to receive one. “Soon after, to question concerning the way; and said, the Hukeem Hyder 'ooddeen, fearing such "It seemis very wrong to us that you discourses should weaken his influence, pray without the mediation of the Virgin and that some disagreement might arise, Mary, who is the Mother of God, and kindly dismissed Abdool. He had scarce without whose intercession no prayer can ly reached home, when a fever seized him be acceptable.”. Abdool set the gospel till midnight, and then went off.
before them; and said, as if the mediaJan. 5. Molwee Rownie, and Moon tion of the Virgin is to be proved from shee Meer Ulee, with three of their fol the holy gospel, be so good as to produce
the passage." They said, “ There is a inhabitant of Murrerut, who was probook called "The Mirror of Holiness,' in ceeding to Ajmere to visit Maiyun 'oodwhicb it is written that the Virgin also deen, seeing Inayut Messeeh standing at was born without sin.". Abdool answer the Kuttra door, inquired after Abdool, ed, “ This is some fetch of your Padres. and came with his companion into the I presume “The Mirror of Holiness' is Kuttra : accosting Abdool he said, "I written by some of your priests.” They am come from Lucknow, where I met assented; aud brought a number of vain your younger brother, who has called himunfounded arguments, and said that the self Yusuf Messeeh; and I understood Pope had lately composed a prayer, and from his conversation, that he has also had circulated it, which whoever should apostatized, like yourself, I therefore read, the sins of seventy years should suppose, that one by one, your whole fabe forgiven him by God. On hearing this, mily will become apostates." He then all.who were present laughed, and said inquired the site of the church, and the that could never be..
opinions of men in that quarter. When Jan. 11. This day, Roshun Ulee, an he heard the state of affairs, and the inhabitant of Shumsabad, arrived from spread of the gospel, he was greatly astoAbdool's friends at Lucknow, and inqui- nished; and frowning, and eyeing one by red for Abdool in the city. The persons one all the men in the Kuttra, he dewhom he asked spoke opprobriously of parted. Abdool and his belief; and said, “ What! Jan. 24.--After the usual service at sedo you want to go to that Kuttra, and be ven o'clock, and instruction of the chil. deceived ? For God's sake don't go. You dren, Abdool was going home to breakhad much better continue your journey." fast. Just then a stranger, newly arrived The mau replied, “My good friend, i at Agra, came to visit him. He began by only asked you the way to the Kuttra : I saying, that he had come from the Pundid not ask your advice. You seem strange jab; and having heard Abdool's name madmen here." At last, an Armenian exceedingly ill spoken of in the city, the pointed out the way ; when he came, and men of which called him Infidel and Apos. related to Abdool what had passed. tate, and a Renegade from the faith of
Jun. 12. This morning, during service, Mahomed, he came to ascertaiu the fact; a man called out at the door of the Kut and if, which God forbid, he should have tra for a light : another called out to him been correctly informed, to inquire the not to take fire there, for it was impure. cause, Abdool replied, My friend, I This afterward afforded much amusement was formerly a Mussulman: nay, I was to the Christians.
forward in the Mussulman faith ; and all Jun. 20. Two or three Hindoos, with my family have been Mussulmen. When marks drawn on their foreheads, came I came to read the Holy Book, I found and asked after the Padre Sahib,* and said that the Mahomedan faith has not the that they had heard reports of him in the truth, I, therefore, quitted that way. army of the Muharaj, and greatly regret
The visitor said, “This is very strange, ted that they had uo opportunity of pay You appear to have been well enough, as ing their respects to bim. They had
a Mussulman. A dog or a hog would ab: heard, they said, that he was an incarna- hor such copduct as yours; and in my tion among the Europeans, and that ma whole life, I never saw one so cursed as ny persons had from his preaching become you, who so shamelessly declare, I was Christians.
a Mussulman, and am become a ChristiJan 21. Five or six poor widow wo an.' Curse on your conduct! And alas! men of the city were present at worship.
that Mahomedanism is become so degeneAfter service, they inquired after the Pa rate! Were you in my city, the citizens dre Sahib. Abdool answered, that he would quickly speed you to hell." Abhad not obtained any relief from his com
dool answered, “ My good sir, -you conplaint ;
and that he had heard that he descended to inquire after your servants' had gone ou board ship with his lady, affairs : your servant simply related them. with the intention of proceeding to Eng
Do you break into such anger at the first land. They replied, “We all remain hearing of such facts? Would you remain with uplifted hands in prayer, that Al
silent but a moment, your servant would mighty God would bring him back in lay a statement of the holy gospel before health and safety to this country.” Ab
you. If it be found worthy of approval, dool gave them a trifle.
well. If there be any evil in it, comniand Jan. 23.–Molwee Kumur-'oodden, an what punishment you will on this sin,
per.". The stranger answered, " It is
no injury that I do you ; since the pro" The Engiish Father," by which appellation phet has forbidden our reading and hearthey mean Mr. Corrie.-Édie.
ing the gospel, which has been abrogated.' Asiatic Journ.-No. IV.
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- East India House, March 20,1816. the court of directors, at that time, the
A quarterly general court of proprie- question having been also investigated by tors of East India Stock, was this day a special committee of that court, came to held at the Company's house, in Leaden a resolution to relieve the ship-owners, hall-street.
They reported their sentiments to the The usual routine of business having court of proprietors, and requested their been disposed of
sanction for an application to Parliament, The Chairman (C. Grant, Esq. M. P.) to procure such relief, as, under the cir. acquainted the court, that in conformity cumstances of the time, was deemed newith the 4th section and 1st chapter of cessary. The present was a case of prethe bye-laws, there would be laid before cisely the same kind, happening twelve the proprietors sundry papers, which had or thirteen years after that which he had been presented to Parliament since the reverted to; and the court of directors last quarterly court.
saw no better way of getting out of the The title of the papers were then read. difficulty, than by calling for the consent
The Chairman then stated, that he had of that court to go to Parliament, to obe, likewise to lay before the court an account tain the requisite power for doing what, of the company's stock, per computation, in their discretion, might seem proper for drawn out, with respect to India, to the owners. He thought it necessary to the 1st of May, 1814, and with respect to open the subject so far ; and, wishlng England, to the 1st of May, 1815 ; and to submit to the consideration of the also, copies of proceedings of the court of court, more fully, the nature of the case, directors, relative to advice received for and the remedy that was required, he the 25th of August 1814, to the 24th of should propose that certain papers, conAugust 1815, ordered by the general nected with the matter, should now be court of December last.
read; and he would afterwards submit to SHIPPING SYSTEM.
the court a motion founded on them. The Chairman next announced, that it The clerk then read the minutes of the had been thought necessary to make the proceedings of a court of directors held court special, on account of certain pro on Friday, the 1st of March, 1816. The ceedings which had taken place, respecto document set forth, that the court had ing the shipping system. Those gentle. taken into consideration the letters remen who were connected with that sys ceived from several managing owners of tem, knew that it was founded on the ships, taken up for the present season, principle of a fair and open competition. who had refused to sign their charter-, The vessels were taken up for their dura- party; alleging, as a reason, the necessity tion and one fixed rate was paid for of having extra-rates, beyond the peace them. This was the course adopted dur- allowances, granted them,- stating that ing the long war, which had recently been
the present was different from all former closed. It was impossible, while the war periods, except that, subsequent to the lasted, to estimate, accurately, the price peace of Amiens, referring to the high of various stores, on the return of peace. price of stores, and to the great charge of But, as it was part of the system to al- repairs in India and China; all which cir low, during a period of war, certain con
cumstances, they observed, called on the tingent expenses, it went on very well, court to take their case into consideratiat least for the company--but he could on, and to devise such relief as would not say, that it was equally beneficial for prevent them from ruin. The court did the ship-owners. Now, at the end of a not deem it necessary to go at large into tweuty years' war, the peace-rates were the shipping system, which had been found lower, by the ship-owners, than done by a committee in February 1803, they conceived they could, consistently when an elaborate report was drawn ap with their interest, aecept. What might on that subject, from which they would be the case, when things returned to their extract a few paragraphs, which were ordinary channel, and, by the operation perfectly applicable to the present situaof the peace, come to their proper level, tion of the owners. The report of 1803 would be seen hereafter. But, with respect stated, “ that it was perfectly at the op to ships, at present, the price of stores of tion of the company to grant relief or all kinds, was such, that the owners could not. The mode was, when a ship was not afford to sail them, at the peace- taken up by the company, to fix the price rate which was the only rate the court of directors could, by law, grant them.
once for all; but the demand for increased
rates went to render the price variable, as Exactly the saine difficulty occurred in
the price of stores differed.
The exam1802-3, on the conclusion of the peace of ple being set, in every like case it would Amiens. After a long consideration of apply; and, without some new and ef