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“ In 1790 (he said) I was Adjutant 'tell me.' Then here are the reand Quarter-Master in the army, under turns, I replied, and this has been Marquis Cornwallis. I sailed to join the cause of that uneasiness which you
army, in the month of Jannary, in have observed in me.'~"If that be all, that year. Having on board 300 Se- he said, “I will soon set you at rest;' poys, we laid in our provision and wa and he immediately went down and put ter for the voyage, expecting a passage the Brahminical seal on some butts of of only eight or nine days. The prin- water, for we had plenty of it on board. ciples of these Sepoys were well known When he came up, tapping me on the to me, and
many of them were of high shoulder, he said, 'Let me see a smile caste. They were permitted to fill on your countenance.?
We never their own water casks, every one of dared to mention this circumstance to which was sealed with the Brahminical any individual in India.' seal. Their provisions and packages were also sealed ; and no one touched Mr. Thomson, after assuring the Sothat part of the ship where they were ciety that, notwithstanding all difficulstowed. It was then the infancy of the ties, the work of God is prospering in war, and it was necessary to attend to India, stated the following affecting all their prejudices. From calms and facts :contrary winds, the voyage proved 66 But the wants of India are still the much longer than we had contemplat- same. The destruction of infants and ed. We had been at sea twenty-five the burning *of widows still continue ; days. I kept account of the provi- and the wheels of the car of Juggersions and stores, as was my duty; and naut still crush many of its deluded I found that now we were only half victims. way, and for these 300 men there re “On the subject of burning widows, mained only two butts of water. II would remark, in opposition to what well knew their sentiments respecting has been so often affirmed, that this any other provisions or water; and practice is confined to the more wealwhat would be the consequence I did not thy class, and to those who are volunknow when this circumstance should tary victims; that the instances which be discovered. My anxiety was so I have seen have proved the contrary: great for several days, that I was scarce The first I ever saw in India was in ly able to support it: this was observed contradiction of the first of these asserby one of their chief personages, with tions; and it was a scene, the recital whom I was on terms of the closest in- of which must make any sober man timacy; and he said to me one day shudder: it was the burning of a widow • What is the matter with you ? are in deep poverty: so poor were the reyou ill ?'-—No,' said I, 'I am much as lạtions, that they could not afford a usual.'--"We have been a long time at sufficient quantity of fuel to cover the sea,' said he, how does our provision body: I saw her and the body of her hold out?' He could not have asked a deceased husband, partly covered with more unfortunate question. I, however, fuel, and partly exposed; and, in this waved it, and it passed off for that day. dreadful state, she was slowly consumI could only hope that something would ed. The next instance which I saw soon occur in our favour; but the next was in direct opposition to the other day, as things were getting worse, I assertion, that they are all perfectly resolved to tell him. Accordingly, I voluntary; it was that of a poor wocalled him into the cabin, and said, man who was dragged to the pile, • I have a secret to unfold to you. making all the resistance in her power, We respect your caste, and from that and fainting under the thought of what circumstance all my uneasiness arises.' she was going to suffer: she was then He asked, "What is the state of our taken in the arms of two men, to be provision?' I replied, “Of dry pro- carried round the pile the appointed visions we have plenty.'-"But how is number of times: but when, from her our water ?! That,' I replied, 'I am fainting and the resistance which she afraid to tell you.'-— Nay,' said he, made at intervals, they could not sucVoĻ. V.
ceed in this, she was laid on the pile in and of the conjugal virtues which they a state of insensibility; but, coming to are called to exhibit! herself for a few moments, she strug. “ I have been struck, likewise, when gled so violently as nearly to throw in some churches abroad, with that down the pile: a Brahmin seeing this, DESOLATION of devotion which seems immediately ran to a little child about to prevail. There appears to be no four years of age, the eldest son of the common feeling of devotion between widow, took the child in his arms, put the priest and the people. At one end a torch in his hand, ran with him to the of the church stands the officiating mipile, held out his little arm, and made nister, with his back to the people; rehim sèt it on fire; and, in a few me peating what they do not understand, in ments, the struggling mother was in a voice too low to be heard. What flames !”
are these people doing? Are they all praying with one heart and one mind?
They seem as if every one was standing The Blessing of an Intelligible and by himself; and totally destitute of Scriptural Liturgy.
that unction which is promoted by [At the meeting of the Prayer Book and prayer in a language that is under
Homily Society of London, on Thurg. stood. day, the 3d May, 1821, the Rev. William “I once spent a Sabbath in the northJowett made an address, from which
ern part of the island of Corfu, and, the following is extracted.]
going to the Greek church there, had "I HAVE, within the last few years, an opportunity of witnessing the manner visited the Romish, the Greek, the in which the priests in that place (who Coptic, and other churches, which are so poor that they are obliged to toil have their services habitually in a lans for their subsistence in the field) officiguage that the people do not under-ated in sacred things. I retired, in stand.
sadness; and went to my own room : “ How painful the contrast, between and I shall never forget, though I canthe affectionate mother, in this country, not express, the feelings which that training up her child in the way in passage of our Liturgy brought to my which it should go, and impressing its mind, "That it may please thee to iltender mind with sentiments of devo- luminate all Bishops, Priests, and Deation-and the mother, teaching her cons, with true knowledge and underchild, as soon as it can read, or even standing of thy Word!! The feelings before it can read, to repeat its Aveo which then impressed me were, on the Marias and to count its beads! How
one hand, gratitude to Almighty God, different to the family, after the labours" wlio has in so great measure answered of the day, refreshing itself with the that prayer in our own happy land; exercises of spiritual devotion, is the and, on the other, pity joined with family assembled to fatigue themselves prayer for that unhappy country, that with their unintelligible services, or to God would be pleased to grant that ali repeat their long Breviary of Saints, around me might partake of these blessand to add to each of them • Ora pro ings. nobis!" (Pray for us!)
“Surely, Sir, it is a Catholic spirit € Observations of the same kind will which the Church of England breathes apply to the manner in which marriage in these words! Is it not our privilege, is celebrated in the Greek church. when we pray for Bishops, Priests, and When present on such occasions, I Deacons, to extend our viows to every have perceived a disgusting levity, nation under heaven, and to all the miarising doubtless in part from the un nisters of religion in every part of the known language in which the service is world? And if this spirit prevails in there performed. How different the our Church, and we are enabled to case in our own Church! How solemn bow before the throne of the Divine and tender the addresses delivered at Majesty with these enlarged views and this important season, reminding the feelings--then does the Church of parties of the serious vows laid on them, England contain in it the germ of se
curity, not only for itself, but for all the commissioner from the British governChurches of Christ, in every part of ment, and arrived at Tananarive, the the world; and we shall find our Li- capital of my kingdom ; with the inturgy among the best means for leading tention of paying me a visit to solicit on both ourselves and others to that from me leave to settle, with other Misblessed state, where prayer will be ex- sionaries, in my dominions. Having changed for endless praise.”
informed myself of his profession and mission, I acquiesced with much plea
sure in his request. London Missionary Society. Mr. Jones, your Missionary, having The annual meeting took place on satisfied me that those sent out by your Thursday morning, May 10th, 1821, Society have no other object than to at Great Queen-street Chapel; the enlighten the people by persuasion and Treasurer, William Alers Hankey, conviction, and to discover to them the Esq. in the chair. Unusual interest means of becoining happy by evangewas connected with this meeting, by lizing and civilizing them after the the attendance of a Madagascar Chief, manner of European nations, and this and by the arrival of Mr. Campbell not by force, contrary to the light of from his second voyage to South Africa. their understandings--therefore, gen
Governor Farquhar being about to tlemen, I request you to send me, if send from Mauritius a commissioner to convenient, as many Missionaries as Radama, the principal Chief of the you may deem proper, together with neighbouring part of Madagascar, Mr. their families, if they desire it; providDavid Jones, the Society's Missionary, ed you send skilful artizans to make my then waiting at Mauritius for an oppor. people workmen, as well as good tunity of re-establishing himself at Christians. Madagascar, had obtained permission I avail myself of this opportunity, to accompany the commissioner. Mr. gentlemen, to promise all the proteeHastie, the commissioner, introduced tion, the safety, the respect, and the Mr. Jones at the court of Radama as tranquillity, which Missionaries may his particular friend. Mr. Jones avail. require from my subjects. ed himself of this opportunity to pro- The Missionaries who are particumote the object of the Society with re- larly needed at present, are persons ference to Madagascar.' The King, who are able to instruct my people in being satisfied with the views of the the Christian religion, and in various Society, consented tliat Mr. Jores trades, such as weaving, carpentering, -should write to the directors for Mis- gardening, &c.' sionaries to instruct his people in the I shall expect, gentlemen, from you, knowledge of Christianity, provided a' a satisfactory answer by an early opnumber of artizans accompanied them; portunity. as he was solicitous that his people Accept, gentlemen, the assurance of should be instructed in the useful arts, my esteem and affection. as well as in religion. He himself af
(Signed) RADAMA, King. terward agreed to address the directors to the same effect; and the following is We are happy to state that the a translation of his letter
treaty here referred to was concluded. Radama, King of Madagascar, to the One condition of this treaty was, that
Missionary Society, usually called twenty Madagascar youths should be the London Missionary Society. sent.--ten to Mauritius, and, ten to
England to be instructed in such GENTLEMEN,
arts as may be beneficial to their nạ. When the treaty was concluded be tive country. tween me and governor · Farquhar, The Chief who attended the meetwhich has for its object the cessation of ing is named Rataffe, and is brother-inthe exportation of slaves from the law to Radama, by whom he has been island of Madagascar, the Missionary, sent to this country on a mission to goMr. David Jones, accompanied the vernment. He was accompanied by a
secretary, an interpreter, and four of
Account of Scio. the youths who are come to England for instruction.
Scio is separated from the continent In reference to the mission to Mada- of Asia by a channel eighteen miles in gascar, Dr. Bogue observed, in moving width. On the north is a distinct view the adoption of the report
of the isle of Mitylene-on the east, of “ You have now heard of a new field the shores of Asia, the city of Ichesme, opened in the island of Madagascar near to which was destroyed the Turkan island larger than England. You ish fleet--on the south-east, of the isle have heard the letter of the king of of Samos. The length of the isand, that island. Pomare, king of Otaheite, it is said, is thirty miles; the breadth, has sent various letters; and now the from twelve to eighteen. A high range king of Madagascar honours us with a of mountains, composed principally of letter, and invites us to send over to limestone, runs through the whole his country to instruct his people. length of the island. On the east side
“Satan appears to have employed all is an extensive and highly cultivated his art to make the people of Hindoos- plain; on which are the principal city, tan very religious. But false religion Scio, many fine villages, and numermakes them worse: it has seized and ous summer seats of respectable merpolluted their whole souls, and it may chants. The low lands are covered be said that it is the most difficult thing with fruit trees; as orange, lemon, fig, in the world to eradicate such impres- olive, and pomegranate : but the mounsions: it is so, and we might despair, tains are barren, except now and then were we not assured that the power of a small grove of pine trees. God can surmount every difficulty, and As to the population, we depend on turn men, in the most unfavourable the statements given to us by the Greek circumstances, from the kingdom of Bishop. They are as follows:-the „Satan to the kingdom of God. entire population 60,000 or 70,000:
Madagascar presents a different of these, not less than 3000 are Turks, field. There, Satan's aim has been to 800 or 900 Catholics, a few Jews, and keep them without religion : for they the rest Greeks. have no established religion, no priest In Seio, the Turks usually speak the hood, no temple-only once or twice in . Greek language, and sometimes marry the year, some acknowledgements to into Greek families. Most of them the sun, as the author of their comforts. live in a large castle on the sea shore, Here then is a people exempt from su separated from the city by drawbridges. perstition, who have no religion: but They have twelve Mosques in the city. the Gospel is able to give them one, The Christians enjoy great liberty, and to communicate the best kind of re- and are never interrupted in their religion to those who at présent have no ligious services. religion at all.”
The Catholics have six churches; The arrival of Mr. Campbell was three in the city, and three in the another circumstance which gave great country: with one Bishop and twentyinterest to this meeting. Having em- six priests. . barked at the Cape, on the 15th of The Greeks have 50 or 60 churches February, on board the “Castle-For- in the city, and very many in different bes,” in the hope of reaching England parts of the island. They have one in time for the anniversary, he was just Bishop, and 500 or 600 priests, beable to accomplish his purpose: for, sides monks. The duties of the priests leaving the ship, in the pilot boat are limited to the reading of the church which met her in the channel, he land- service, on the Sabbath and Feast ed at Portsmouth on Tuesday, May Days. The books used in the churches the 8th, and, travelling all night, ar are in Ancient Greek. rived in London on Wednesday morn The whole Bible is not found in the ing, about three hours before the com churches; and seldom, indeed, in the mencement of the service at Surrey houses. We have seen only two BiChapel.
bles, one Septuagint, and three Testa
ments, excepting those left by the Eagerness of a young Woman, in Rev. Mr. Jowett, and the Rev. Mr. Russia, to read the Scriptures. Williamson. Psalters are kept for sale, It is customary, on the eves of the and are used in Schools. There are
Feasts in the Greek church, to about 100 holidays besides the Sabbath. read the Acts of the Apostles to the, On these days, the people assemble, people who are assembled in the morning and evening, in the churches, churches. A young woman, in Kazan, for religious service Both in summer
had recently gone as usual, and, walkand winter, the morning service is per- ing up and down, happened, as she formed by candle-light.
passed the reader, to hear something The college in this city was esta that arrested her attention. She list. blished, in its present form and govern- ened'; and the more she heard, the ment, about five years since, when
more did she feel interested, and was Mr. Bambas, the principal instructor, chained to the spot till the reading of took the charge of the institution.
the Scripture was finished. The fol Tirere are, at present, 700 or 800 stu- lowing day, she went to the priest, and dents, and 14 instructors--one profes- expressed her earnest desire to be persor of Chemistry and Rhetoric-one' mitted to read the book which she had of Mathematics--one of Theology, heard read the preceding evening in Geometry, &c.—one of the Turkish church. He immediately took down language—one of the Latin and French, the New-Testament; and, beginning and nine teachers of the Ancient and
to read the portion of Scripture which Modern Greek. À considerable por- she had heard in the public service, tion of the scholars are young, and are “ Yes,” she exclaimed, these are the instructed in the first principles of very words.” She was now almost in grammar: the higher classes are re
an ecstasy ; and, taking the New Testaquired to study Plutarch, Xenophon, ment home with her, she sat UP TWO Demosthenes, Plato, Herodotus, Pin WHOLE NIGHTS, in order to read through dar, and the Iliad.
the Acts of the Apostles. On return
ing the Testament, she delivered it Remark on the Proceedings of Religi- into the hands of the priest, with ous Societies.
downcast looks and a strong degree of [We extract, from the Missionary Regis. reluctance, which plainly intimated
ter published in England, the following that she would have kept the volume if judicious remark concerning the pro. she might. Her joy may be conceived, ceedings at the anniversary meetings of when she was presented with the treareligious societies.]
sure which she prized so highly. « With much pleasure we remark the increasing attention paid by the conductors of these meetings, in the resolutions brought forward, to the pro
The Princess of Benevento. ceedings of the respective institutions From Nicholls’s Recollections and Reflections. during the year. Wherever it can be I HAVE said, that the charges brought rendered practicable, it would be found forward by Mr. Burke against Mr. highly beneficial to condense all ex- Hastings were on those subjects which pressions of thanks into one or two had been matter of discussion between motions. Such grateful acknowledge- Mr. Francis and Mr. Hastings, while ment by the servants of Christ, for the the former gentleman was in India; aid rendered by their fellow-servants to that the impeachment of Mr. Hastings the cause of their common Master, has was a continuation of Mr. Francis's the warrant of apostolical example; opposition to Mr. Hastings's governand may be rendered subservient to the ment. I believe I am correct in this increase of kind feelings and of Chris- assertion. All the materials for the tian zeal: but its tendency to excess twenty-two charges brought forward by and to injury has been felt and lament- Mr. Burke were furnished by Mr. Franed; and should be guarded against cis; and Mr. Burke had sufficient influwith care by all sincere Christians.” ence to prevail on Mr. Fox to support