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mon and trite moral reflection, the Doctor) that you have not which, indeed is very ill found- penetration enough to see the ed, and does great injustice to strong inducement to this exanimals. “I wonder what cess; for he who makes a beast pleasure men can take in mak- of himself, gets rid of the ing beasts of themselves." pain of being a man."- Stock“ I wonder, madam, (replied dale's Memoirs, Vol ii. p. 189.
ON GOVERNING THE PASSIONS. “ He that is slow to anger' is better than the mighty ; and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.” Solomon...
“The man who rules with absolute control
Vermont Intelligencer. ** Alexander the great, in a fit of anger slew his foster brother Clytus, for which flagitious act he was struck with such remorse, that he attempted to starve himself.
1.6 THY WILL BE DONE." .
oled mind, .
LINES ON THE DEATH OF A CHILD. WEEP not, fond parents, for your darling son, But acquiesce in what your God has done : 'Tis the kind hand which does one infant save, That sends another to an early grave. With grief you view'd the little breathless form, And wish'd him back to life's tempestuous storm; Ah ! cruel wish! to change his heavenly dress, And wrap him round with sorrow and distress. O could your wat’ry eyes behold him rise, And soar aloft thro' yonder brilliant skies; Fond as you are, you could not wish to rob The new form’d angel of his crown and God. Behold him take his golden harp to praise, Hear him already tune immortal lays, Then cast his radiant crown at Jesus' feet, And raptur'd fly thro' each celestial street, Well pleas'd each new inbabitant to meet, (Perhaps the guardians of his infant years,)
And hail their entrance on those happy spheres.
LINES FOR A MISS'S SAMPLER.
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BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE 50- chant Seamen's Auxiliary Bible SoCIETY. . .
ciety." THE Fourteenth Report of this The object of this Institution, wonderful Society has been publish- (which was formed on the 29th of ed. It contains much animating in January last, in the Egyptian Hall, formation. “ From the 31st of March, at the Mansion-house, London, under 1807, to the same period in 1818," the auspices of the Lord Mayor, and this Society had issued 689,795 various Noblemen, Gentlemen and Bibles and 104,306 Testaments, Merchants, of the first consideration,) inaking with those circulated at the is, " to provide Bibles for at least, Society's expense, from different 120,000 British seamen, now destitute presses on the continent, the total is of them;" and with so much vigour sued by the B. and F. B. S. in and judgment have its proceedings somewhat less than 13 years, more been commenced, that within two than Two Millions of Bibles and Tes- months after its formation, 133 outtaments."
ward-bound ships, containing 1721 66 The extent to which the forma- men, were visited at Gravesend, by tion of Auxiliary Societies had pre- the Society's Agent, Lieut. Cox; and ī viously been carried, left little ground 580 Bibles and Testaments were
upon which Institutions of this na- gratuitously distributed among them. ture could be erected. When it is I t is most gratifying to learn, from considered that the number of Aux- the weekly reports of the Agent, that iliary and Branch Societies in Britain (a very few instances excepted) Ire alone, amounted, at the close of the met with a cordial reception from last year, to nearly 500, independent, both the officers and men. On hearly of Bible Associations; and that ing him deliver his message to the scarcely a county in the island was commander of one of the ships, ą destitute of one or more of these Aux common seaman exclaimed, with visiiliary Establishments, it is with no less ble emotion, " Thank God, there are surprise than pleasure that your Coni- some who care for our poor souls." mittee are enabled on the present The Captain of a Swedish vessel occasion to report so respectable an wanted words to express his gratitude addition to their number.
for a Bible, and could scarcely be Of those which will appear in the lieve it was a gift : saying, “ It is general list, your Committee regard very good, very good indeed: we it as their duty to specify, with par- pay a great deal of money for God's ticular commendation, « The Mer- Book in my country." And while the Captain of a French vessel was and the infuence of more than 600 reading the Testament which he had ladies, embracing many of the nost received, his crew was observed to 'respectable and pious females in be looking over his shoulder,, with Liverpool, and its vicinity, were the most serious countenances, anx- called into exercise under the patron-, ious to know its contents. Such age of the Countess of Derby, and in have been some of the immediate ef other ladies of rank. The union, fects of the Merchant Seamen's Aux harmony, and co-operative spirit iliary Bible Society.
which characterised the establishOn the importance of this estab ment of these Eleven Auxiliaries; the lishment to the Mariners themselves, systematic energy with which their their immediate employers, and the proceedings have been conducted ; community at large, your Committee and the extraordinary fact of their consider it unnecessary to expatiate: having within three months obtained it will, they trust, be deeply felt by 7292 subscribers, issued 1338 bibles every British subject; and more es- and Testainents, and raised more than pecially by those who, from consider 9701., unanswerably demonstrates the ations of property, occupation, or practicability of engaging females to connexion, have, in addition to the occupy a most useful and efficient deparamount obligations of feligion and partment in this work of benevehumanity, a personal interest in the jence ; and justifies an assertion of spiritual and moral improvement of your Committee, (which they here the commercial marine.
repeat,) that Associations of this de. Another source from which hy scription, “if regularly constituted, much the largest proportion of addi and discreetly administered, are liketional aid to the local, and eventual ly to become an instrument of exly to the general, interest of your So tensive and permanent good." ciety has been derived, is the zeal so The Report proceeds in giving a laudably manifested by the feinale delightful account of the exertions part of the community. Desirous of and success of Bible Societies on the turning this zeal, which had already continent of Europe-in the Unit.' displayed itself in the formation of ed Netherlands, Hanover, Prussia, “ Ladies" Bible Associations," to ad- Mecklenburg Wurtemberg, France vantageous account, your Committee and Italy. In Denmark and Sweden examined the regulations by which the Bible Societies are greatly eptheir proceedings were governed, and couraged by the reigning Princes and issued them in a revised form, in the much bas been done ; but still greathope, that they might be found er things have been done in Russia as serviceable, in giving to that class of will appear from the following exexertions a prudent and useful din tracts :--rection. The model suggested in the “ Your Committee now proceed. circular referred to, has, with few to Russia : and here they feel equalexceptions, and those arising al- ly at a loss to express their astonishtogether, it is believed, out of local ment at the prodigious operations, in peculiarities, been generally adopted; furtherance of the general cause, and the effects already produced en which are going forward in that excourage the expectation of the most tensive Empire, and to exhibit any." pleasing and beneficial results. thing like an adequate representa
As an example, under this head, tion of them in the columns of this the Liverpool Ladies' Auxiliary Bible Annual Record. Society, with its ten Associations, de Fostered by the paternal care of serves to be particularly cited. In His Imperial Majesty, Alexander, the the production of this system of Fe- Russian Bible Society has, in the male Auxiliaries, (to which, as well course of the past year, enlarged 'as to by much the largest proportion very considerably the field of its exof these Institutions throughout the ertious, and strengthened itself by country, the personai exertions of Mr. various newly-formed and promising Charles Stokes Dudley; essentially Auxiliaries in different parts of the contributed, the zeal, the talents, Empire.--The following are the prin
cipal stations which they respective place in the three preceding years, ly occupy :-Penza, Kostroma, To- while the increase of the funds bad bolsk, Kief, Orel, Vladimer, Irkutsk, been in nearly an equal proportion ; Kazan, Simbirsk, Pskoff, Minsk, Bi- -and, moreover, that preparations laastock, Grodno, Posen, Bessarabia, were making, at the close of that year, Tabanrog, Tscherkask, and Twer. for stereotyping the Scriptures in In the stations thus enumerated, (the five different languages; versions last nine of which were among the were going forward into the common places visited by Mr. Pinkerton, in Russian, Tartar, and Carelian lanhis memorable tour,) the Russian guages; and measures were adopting Bible Society has made very impor- for procuring translations into the tant acquisitions : and whether con- Turkish-Armenian, and Buriat- Mon sidered with respect to the rank of golian. When to these particulars, the places in which they are seated, it is added, that, within a inonth after the population they comprehend, or the Anniversary at which they were the patronage, civil, ecclesiastical, reported, sixteen waggon loads of and military, they have obtained, Bibles and Testaments were despatchthese auxiliaries must be regarded as ed from the capital for different parts powerful instruments for promoting of the Empire, nothing further needs the influence and the utility of the be said to demonstrate the effective general Institution.
exertions of this zealous and enterNor ought those efforts which are prising Institution ...... making on a small scale to be over- The Auxiliary Bible Societies in the looked.-For, not only whole gov- East Sea Provinces of Esthonia, Li-· ernments, but also departroents, vonia, and Courland, are among towns, and even single villages, have those of the Russian Provincial estabformed, within their own circles, lishments, in which the warmest zeal either Branch Societies, or Bible As- has been evinced for the distribution sociations, according to their circum- of the Scriptures, and the strongest stances and means. Of the latter, testimonies have been given of ad. many have been already establishedi vantages from their perusal. The and plans have been formed for mul- several districts in these Provinces, tiplying their number. So greatly, in as well as in the Island of Oesel, are fact, has this expedient for bringing rapidly covering with local Associathe cause of the Bible Society home tions; and many instances are reto the bosom of the poor, been ap- ported of zeal and liberality among proved, that there seems little room all classes of people, the lowest vot to doubt that its adoption will be excepted,) which afford ( honorable general ; and that ere long, in Russia, proofs of their reverential attachment as well as in Britain, Bible Associa- to the word of God, and their deep tions will follow in the train of Aux- conviction of its beneficial tendencr.is iliary Societies : and the institutions. But of all the Auxiliary Societies, of the former be co-extensive with that at Moscow is (as, from the rank, the establishment of the latter. of this ancient capital, might be ex
Of the efficiency of the Russian pected) the most splendid and efBible Society, in the prosecution officient; and, as well in the zeal of its object--the preparation and dis- its supporters, as in the scale of its tribution of the Holy Scriptures, operations, is inferior only to the some judgment may be formed by the Parent Society at St. Petersburgh. interesting facts, that, within four. On the recent celebration of its years after its establishment, the So- fifth Anniversary, (which Mr. Pinkerciety had either published, or was ton describes as, in point of interest engaged in publishing, not fewer and splendor, surpassing every meetthan forty three editions of the Sacred ing of the kind which he had ever Scriptures, in seventeen different lan- yet seen in Russia,) Prince Galitzin, guages ; forming a grand total of the President of the Russian Bible 196,000 copies :-that the issue of Society, adverted, in the most imBibles and Testaments in the fourth pressive manner, to the fitness of this year fell little sbort of what had taken ancient metropolis, from its heredita