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[FEB. garet Professor of Divinity, in the room the oriminal jurisdiction of the country, of the late. Dr. Collinson.
has been drawn up by Mr. Hammond, Cambridge.--The Hulseau prize for under the directions of Mr. Peel, and is the last year has been adjudged to W. now privately circulating in the different M. Mayers, of Catherine Hall, for his circuits. During the last year there has “ Critical Examination of our Saviour's been printing, at the government press, Discourses, with regard to the Evidence by Mr. Peel's directions, a series of docuwhich they afford of his Divine Nature.” ments styled “ The Criminal Code.” This The subject of the Hulsean prize-essay code contains-A Digest of the Judicial for the present year is, “ The Contention Decisions ; A Consolidation of the Enactbetween Paul and Barnabas.” Dr. Smith's ments; The Opinions of the Text Writ. annual prizes to the two best protieients ers; The Law of Scotland and of France; in mathematics and natural philosophy Suggestions for the Amendment of each among the commencing bachelors have particular Title of the Criminal Law; and been adjudged to Mr. Turner, of Trinity a paper, ascertaining the general princi. college, and H. P. Gordon, Esq, of ples that should govern in the formation St. Peter's college, the first and second of a code of Criminal Jurisprudence, and wranglers.
shewing in what particulars the English Mr. Samuel Wesley has discovered, in system is perfect or imperfect. The code it the Fitzwilliam collection of music at self, properly so called, reduces the common Cambridge, three of the late Rev. Charles or unwritten law to writing, and brings Wesley's hymns set to music by Handel, the criminal jurisprudence of the country, which he has published from the original common and statute, into a single law. autograph of that eminent composer. The printing of the first division, that The hymns are, Sinners, obey the Go, which relates to offences against property, spel word,”
"" O love divine, how sweet is nearly finished. The other divisions thou art," and Rejoice, the Lord is Procedure,
," “ Offences against the King." Handel is conjectured to have Person,” and “ Offences against the become acquainted with these hymns State." It will not be long before the through Mrs. Rich, the wife of the paten- whole is in print ; after which Mr. Hamtee of one of the London theatres; Handel mond hopes to proceed with the civil law being professionally connected with Mr. in the same way. This laborious underRich, and Mrs. Rich having become an taking will form an invaluable basis, either admirer of Mr. Wesley's preaching. for consolidating the existing laws or for
St. David's College, which was founded amending them where necessary., Mr. in 1822 by the present Bishop of Salis. Peel is conferring an incalculable benefit bury, at Llampeter, in Cardiganshire, for upon the country, by the diligent attenthe benefit of the clergy in South Wales, tion which he is devoting to this importthe poverty of whose preferment pre- ant subject eludes them from the advantages of a The library of the late Duke of York is to university education, is about to be open- be sold by auction. It contains above fortyed, and incorporated by royal charter. five thousand volumes, including, many It is calculated to accommodate seventy valuable ancient illustrated books. students ; and the Bishop of St. David's The valuable collection of MSS. of the intends to admit persons from any part of traveller Bruce, which were obtained by the kingdom, provided they are members him in Egypt and Abyssinia, are about of the Church of England. The annual to be offered for sale: they consist of expense will, it is expected, be within nearly 100 volumes, in high preservation. fifty-five pounds. A valuable collection of Mr. Pettigrew, librarian of the Duke of books has been presented to it by the Sussex, is compiling a Catalogue of the Bishop of Salisbury, to which many of the rare and valuable Collection of MSS. and colleges and members of the university Books contained in his Royal Highness's of Oxford have liberally contributed. A Library at Kensington Palace. The TheoGrace has also passed the Senate of Cam. logical MSS. are nearly 300 in number; and bridge University to give it a copy of all some of them are alleged to be as early as books that have been printed at its ex- the tenth century. T'he Hebrew manupense, or are now in the press. The Rev. scripts are forty-four in number : the PenLlewellin Llewellin, of Jesus College, Ox- tateuchs, on African and Basil skins, are ford, has been appointed principal, and considered the finest in the country.the Rev. Alfred Ollivant, of Trinity College, There are two complete Hebrew MSS. of Cambridge, vice principal and senior tutor. the Bible; one of the thirteenth, the other
An outline of a plan for onsolidating of the fifteenth century. Among the Greek
manuscripts, there is one of the New of fifty-two lines, in which the name of Testament of the thirteenth century, Basil oceurring twelve times, Mr. Boyd which has some peculiar readings. The maintains it should be divided into as Latin manuscripts are numerous and of many distinct compositions. great rarity. There are sixteen splen- The Rev. J. H, Evans has lately pubdid MSS. of the vulgate, and two MSS. lished “ Letters to a Friend, containing the of the Bible allegorised in Latin verses, Writer's Objections to his former Work,ensome of which are in rhyme. There is a titled, Dialogues on important Subjects, MS. Commentary on St. Luke and the together with his Reasons for believing in Acts, by Bede, which was made about the proper Deity of the Son of God, and the year 1480 for Ferdinand king of the Divine Personality of the Holy Ghost." Castile.
As we did not introduce to our readers So popular does the study of Greek Mr. Evans's former work, it does not appear to have become of late years, that seem to us necessary that we should folwe have now no fewer than four Greek low up his refutation; but we cannot but Lexicons in the English language: namely, notice the publication for the sake of the Dr. Jones's, Dr. Donnegan's, Groves's, frank, humble, candid, and truly Christian and Valpy's translation of Schrevelius. manner in which the author has recorded
A suspension-bridge is being thrown his retractation. It is, he says," the conover the Thames at Hammersmith. The fession of error before men, and unto God, piers are finished, and the buttresses on as openly as the error itself was openly the banks. Massy iron ch pass over avowed." He expresses his poignant the heads of the piers, and are attached to feeling, at knowing that he has been the the buttresses; and from these the plat- means of unsettling the minds of some form will be suspended.
whom he may never meet till they meet The annual revenue derived from together before the bar of God;” and he public charities in the several counties of commits his work, “ in all abasement of England, as returned to Parliament, is spirit,” yet with "adoring gratitude” at, as follows:-Bedford, 10,112.; Berks, having himself been rescued from his 11,9281.; Buckingham, 7,479.; Cam- error, " to the grace of the Lord Jesus bridge, 5,417. ; Chester, 4,2081. ; Corn- Christ, the love of the Father, and the wall, 7461. ; Cumberland, 1,793l. ; Derby, blessing of the Holy Ghost.” 6,375l. ; Devon, 11,674. ; Dorset, 5,8531.; In an interesting discourse, preached at Durham, 13,1881. ; Essex, 9,4181. ; Hampstead by the Rev. E. G. Marsh, on Gloucester, 9,8301. ; Hereford, 6,7821. ; behalf of the Spanish refugees (see list Hertford, 4,3761.4 Huntingdon, 1,4141.; of new publications), the author states, Kent, 203,439.; Lancaster, 22,0511. ; that though the funds contributed by Leicester, 9,6011.; Lincoln, 13,1981. ; government, and by individual charity, to London (city of), 138,5831.; Middlesex, supply their necessities, have been consi189,9101. ; Westminster, 16,0311
. ; Mon- derable in the gross amount, yet that they mouth, 7281.; Norfolk, 16,491. ; North- are so scanty, with reference to the wants ampton, 10,8851,; Northumberland, 2,5791.; of the sufferers, that many of them have Nottingham,6,7891.; Oxford, 7,755l.; Rut- been obliged to part with their clothing, land, 3,956l. ; Salop, 7,864.; Somer- their bedding, and any articles of furniture set, 23,3031. ; Southampton, 5,339. ; which they might possess, to procure Stafford, 10,0891. ; Suffolk, 14,996.; food for the passing day. “These goods," Surrey, 66,065l. ; Sussex, 3,7391. ; War- Mr. Marsh adds, "it has never been in wick, 21,249.. ; Westmoreland, 2,0081.; their power to recover: and hence I have Wilts, 8,4021. ; Worcester, 7,06N, ; York, myself seen among them officers of the 48,9261 : total, 972,3961. In Wales, 3,519.; army, and members of the late Spanish parin Scotland, 53,0711. ; making a total liament, and governors of provinces, some in Great Britain of 1,028,9981.
of whom had no coat to wear, and no bed Mr. Hugh Boyd, in his preface to his on which to sleep. Those of them who translation, just published, of the Epitaphs are in the most favourable circumstances, of Gregory Nazienzen, endeavours to ex- find nearly half of their little income abculpate St. Gregory from the charge of sorbed in the rent of a lodging, while not writing any epitaphs on his beloved families of six, seven, or eight children, friend St. Basil, by urging that he wrote are subjected to privations, injurious not no fewer than twelve, “afterwards jum- only to comfort, but to health. Great bled together through the carelessness or numbers are suffering from painful diseases, stupidity of the transcribers." There is caused by want of proper nourishment and an elegy of Gregory on Basil consisting warmth; thirteen persons are apparently
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falling into or suffering under consump- practice which we must leave Mr. Horne
Arabic language; and a Mexican manuhimself indebted, yet the frequently close script in hieroglyphics, from which he inverbal coincidence with Mr.Horne, (to say fers that the Mexicans and the Egyptians nothing of the “plan” and “order of the had intercourse with each other from the work,) proves that they were in reality remotest antiquity, and that they had the copied from the latter. He however cer. same system of mythology. tainly has shewn that Mr. Horne very
INDIA. freely engrafts into his own text passages The shortest period in Hindu chronology from the writings, of former authors; a is an age, or Yuga; four of these constitute
one Mahayuga; seventy-one of these are in the same degraded state as those of under the controul of a Menu, and the ag- India. A very large proportion of them gregate is thence denominated a Manwan- are taught to read: they are at liberty to tara. The duration of a Mahayuga, is go abroad, and have as much influence as 4,320,000 years. Sir Wm. Jones thought in any country in the world. The queen that this might refer to the number of has very great authority. A man may years in which a fixed star seems to move
beat his wife and daughters at any age, through a degree of a great circle, namely, and also his sons; but a wife can go be25,920: for which hypothesis his most fore a magistrate and obtain a divorce if plausible reason is, that 432, which seems her husband beats her unreasonably. An to be the basis of the Indian system, is a elder brother can lawfully beat a younger, sixtieth of the above sum, and sixty is a or a younger sister. number familiar to Indian computation :
UNITED STATES. and that the two periods, 4,320,000 and The literary and scientific societies of 25,920, have among their common divisors the United States amount already to not 6, 9, 12, 18, 36, 72, &c. ; which numbers, less than thirty in number, and various with their multiples, constitute some of new ones are being projected. the most celebrated periods of the Chal- Some benevolent individuals in Verdeans, Greeks, Tartara, and Indians. But mont have formed the design of supportlater writers, with more apparent reason, ing two Indian youths through a course of refer the whole to mere fancy.
medical studies, and to return them to An East-Indian native journal exhibits their people with the skill and advantages the following practical illustration of the of regular bred physicians. operation of monopolies and jealous inter- The Synod of Kentucky having some national restrictions. The Dutch, who time since passed a resolution recommendlong tried to secure a monopoly of spice ing to its members the religious instruction in some of their own islands, have, it is of slaves within the bounds of their respecsaid, just smuggled several thousand cin- tive congregations, the present Synod has namon plants from Ceylon, where the ex- inquired of each minister what attention portation of that plant is strictly forbidden. he had paid to the recommendation, and the The individual, it is added, who performed answers are generally satisfactory. Fifteen this service for the Dutch government is schools for People of Colour are now in a native of Madras, educated in England, operation within the limits of the Synod; but denied admission into the East-India and much is doing for the same object, in Company's civil service, on account of his a less public and formal manner. Indian nativity; and afterwards, by the
MEXICO. Madras government, refused permission An Italian traveller, of the name of Belto settle in the interior of India, or to pos- trami, is stated to have discovered, in a sess lands, because of his European pa- convent in the interior of Mexico, a marentage.
nuscript of the Gospel as it was dictated BURMAH.
by the Spanish monks, and translated into The Burman females are said not to be the Mexican tongue by Montezuma.
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TION OF THE GOSPEL. and which formed a most pleasing conWe rejoice to perceive, that this ancient trast to the deserted aisles which it has and truly important institution is increas- often been our painful lot to witness on ingly attracting the public attention and similar occasions. The sermon, which regard. We might adduce, in proof of was preached by the Bishop of Chester, this, the increase in the number of the was well calculated to promote the cause subscribers to its funds, and the various of Christian missions. As his lordship’s auxiliary societies which have of late been impressive appeal would not, in the usual established to contribute towards them. course, have appeared before the public In those of our colonies also to which the until the issue of the Society's Report society has extended its missions, an in- at the close of the year, we had intended creasing attention begins to be manifested to lay before our readers a sketch of the to its usefulness and its claims. In India chief points alluded to in it; but we are especially, the establishment of Bishop's happy to state, that, chiefly in consequence College, and the wise and zealous efforts of its important bearing upon a subject of of the two prelates who have presided pressing and immediate interest, we mean over that vast diocese, have done much the suggestion now under the considerato excite an extended interest in behalf of tion of the Government and the East-India the society in the several presidencies; Company, for adding to the number of and the well informed natives themselves, bishoprics in India, it was unanimously so far from evincing any jealousy in regard resolved by the Society to request his to the increased exertions of our country- lordship to print it immediately, which his men in diffusing the knowledge of Chris- lordship has consented to do. We cortianity in India, have, in some instances, dially trust that government and the India even contributed to the funds of our re- Company will concur in some plan for ligious, as well as our other benevolent carrying into effect this highly beneficial societies. A native gentleman, Muthoor- measure. There is also another suggestion, nauth Mullick, has recently set down his which the leading members of the society name as an annual subscriber of four hun- have, for a considerable time, been very dred rupees to the Calcutta diocesan Com- anxious to impress upon the attention of mittee for propagating the Gospel, in con- the government and legislature, and which sequence of s visit which he had made to is adverted to by the Bishop of Chester ; Bishop's College. We might mention as namely, the consideration of some plan for another proof of the increased interest making a public provision for the worship of the public in the proceedings of the of God in our North-American colonies, society, the highly respectable and crowd- instead of leaving them dependent upon ed auditory which attended the recent the voluntary efforts of individuals.