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Buchan, Reece, and Parkinson, we and, truly, the facilé parabilia medicashould advise generally, the bro- menta are generally the best." p. vii. thers and sisters of village charity
It will be obvious that we should at least, rather to confine themselves wander beyond the limits of the to the more compendious and safe province of this journal, by enterinstructions now recommended to ing into any details immediately their attention. The author writes:
connected with medicine itself. “ This small tract is not to be con- But it was judged to be doe 'to sidered in the light of a popular system those among our readers who inof physic. All that the author professes, terest themselves in the welfare of is to offer to a superiorly educated class the poor — and we believe such of society-men trained to thought, and readers to be tbe majority—to put exercised in discrimination—a concise them in possession of another description of some of the most argent
avenue to practical good. Our and most frequent ailments to which the human frame, especially in the labour. clerical patrons especially know ing classes of the community, is liable; the vantage ground they tread, subjoining the appropriate dietetic and when they approach the chambers medicinal treatment—that when the at- of languor and pain, with an abitendance of the parish apothecary can. lity, on the one hand, to relieve, not he obtained, they may occasionally in whatever degree, the sensible supply his place, and be the means of miseries of mankind; and, on the saving a fellow-creature from perisbing. other, to pursue the less important
With regard to the receipts or prescrip- share of their victory, by an endeations inserted in the following pages, no
vour to gain a farther conquest; particular skill in pharmacy is required for preparing them. They are of the in the name of Him of whom it is simplest and least expensive kind-two written, “ Himself took our infirpoints which should always be kept in mities and bare our sicknesses !” view when we prescribe for the poor:
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL INTELLIGENCE,
Population. PREPARING for publication :- The Glory 1760. GreatBritain L.8,099,000 of Regality, by A. Taylor ;-Picturesque Colonies .... 12,500,000 Tour from Geneva to Milan;-Original (Omit Ireland) -20,599,000 Miscellanies, by T. Bicknell;—A New 1812. Total........61,157,433 Life of Whitfield, by Mr. Philip.
DeductIreland 4,500,000 In the Press : The Evils of Popular
-56,657,433 Ignorance, hy John Forster ;-Lectures Net Customs paid into Exchequer. on the Holy Bible, by the Rev. J. Gil.
L.1,969,934 bert ;-A Refutation of the Objections 1809 .....
10,289,807 to his Translation of the Bible, by J.
Shipping-(Commercial.) Bellamy ;-A Tour in Greece, Egypt,
..Tons 573,978 and the Holy Land, by W. Turner;-
1,993,188 Tour through Normandy, by D. Turner; -Two Continental Tours, by J. Wilson;
Balance of Trude.
1760 -The History and Antiquities of St.
L. 5,981,68 1809
19,895,203 Neots, by the Rev. G. C. Gorham;Elements of the History of Civil Govern
Enclosure Acts. ments, by Mr. Tyson.
From the commencement of
Queen Anne's reigu toGeorge The following table will shew the III.-234....... .... Acres 337,877 great increase of our population and ma
From the Accession of George nufactures during the late reign.
III. to 1810-1532 Acts.... 2,804,197
The dry rot which generally com- society has been formed to carry into mences its ravages in cellars, &c. may effect the gracious act of his majesty, be prevented, it is said, or its progress in appropriating Dartmoor Forest for checked, by white-washing them yearly, the employment of the poor of the me. and mixing a sufficient quantity of sul- tropolis, particularly the pauper chilphate of iron (copperas) with the wash. dren; and of which his majesty, has
Cambridge.—Sir Wm. Brown's Medals. become the patron. The archbishop - The subjects for the present year of Canterbury and the lord mayor are, -- For the Greek Ode, Munuosuun. have submitted for his majesty's approFor the Latin Ode, “ Ad Georgiam bation the plan suggested for giving perQuartom, Augustissimum Principem, mapent employment to pauper children, Sceptra Paterna accipientem.” For the under the direction of the Society, the Greek Epigram, “ Inscriptio,-In Ve- whole of which was highly approved. nam Aquæ ex imis visceribus Terræ Russian Army - The following is an Arte eductam."-For the Latin Epi. abstract from a return of the Russian gram," Impransi disquirite."
army, stating its amount during the year Cenotaph to Princess Charlotte.—The 1819.-Infantry of the line, 613,722 men; cenotaph to be erected to the memory cavalry, 181,141; artillery, 47,088; of the late Princess Charlotte is to con- irregular infantry, 27,632; irregular sist of a group of pine figures, larger cavalry, 105,534 ; troops on the fron. than the life, sculptured in Parian mar- tiers, 77,000 : in all, 476 regiments, conble, from the designs and under the di. sisting of 989,117 men. To these are to rection of Mr. Wyatt. The amount of be added the guards, two brigades of the subscription was 12,0001., three thou artillery, and two supernumerary batsand five hundred of wbich has been talions, consisting together of 48,883 already expended.
men, which make the total of the whole Establishment for Pauper Children.-A army 1,038,000 meu,
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SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGA. ed by the local government of the moral
TION OF THE GOSPEL. duties which devolve npon Europeans ne Society, we rejoice to find, have
in that country, in their relation to the determined to extend their assistance natives. Several of these passages will 20 the Black population of the Cape of be perused with much pleasure by every Cood Hope; and his majesty's ministers
wise and humané mind; and we sincere. kare given their support to the mea.
ly hope, that they will produce their sire to the same extent to which they
due effect on the young men to whom we accustomed to meet the efforts of they were addressed, as well as upon all t're Society in the American colonies.
circumstances. Upon the duty of próto the government allowance of 1001. moting Christianity among the natives in order to support the intended miss the speech is silent; but the means of ziuary in comfort and respectability.
improvemeut which are recommended,
especially the encouragement of educaEDUCATION IN INDIA.
tion, will, we trust, be no feeble anxi
liaries to the introduction and diffusion The following extracts fronı an elo- of “ that wisdom which cometh from rout address by the Governor-General above." In comparison with this, and Ci ludia, 10 thie Students at the College except as auxiliary to it, all other blessHi Fort William, at their last public dis- ings conferred upon the natives must iwa:ion, will slow the sense entertaini. be comparatively trivial. “This onght ye
to have done, and not to leave the other employ, and the advantageous preposundone." His Lordship remarked: session which the inhabitants in general
" In addressing to you, gentlemen, entertaived respecting us. While we who are about to enter the public service, bless the bounty of Heaveu for these suca few words of advice and exhortation, cesses, our gratitude ought to be sincere I indulge a feeling which might not towards a people whose reliance on our mis become paternal interest. I look to justice made them, in spite of habitual your career with earnest solicitude, prejudices, connect their own comfort though with comfortable augury. The with the advancement of our dominion. urat situations you will oceupy will be Superadded to the generally recognised of a snbordinate character; but the demands of attention to the happiness of lowest offices in the service to which the governed, we have the special bond yon belong are of importance, and are of justifying that opinion which so de. attended by duties of considerable re. cisively facilitated the extension and sponsibility. It may, however, fall to stability of our interests; and since the the lot of any of you to be employed at extraordinary elevation of this fabric of an early period in stations of elevated power must attract the wondering gaze description. In no other part of tke of the world, we have to remember that world do duties of such high trust de- we are thence only the more under obvolve on such young men.
You will servation as to the tone in which we act have a large population looking up to for our conntry. It is not the characyou for justice and protection. You ter of us petty individuals that is at will have the rights and interests of stake; it is Britain that stands respon. your goveryment, and the prosperity sible to mankind for the mode in which and happiness of its subjects, committed this unexampled preponderance shall to your charge. With such duties be- be used: and we have the proud, but fore you, you will readily see that a awful sensation, that our country's reknowledge of the native languages is nown is so far committed to us. There bot the only qnalification required of is no one of you, young men, who will you. You will have to exercise temper, not have, even at your ontset, an active judgment, and perfect impartiality, to- part in the discharge of this vast obliga. gether with zeal and devotion to public tion. Fashion your spirits to the situa. business. You are called on to love tion. You ought to go forth with paand cherish the people under you,-to rental dispositions towards the natives. enter into their feelings, pay attention Contemplate the superiority of your to their peculiarities, and view with own acquiremeuts as only prescribing gentle charity their prejudices and the allowances which should be made weakness."
for those destitute of similar advantages. " Every well-ordered mind must be Yon will have to deal with a community conscious, that where Providence bas uuhappily demoralized and debased in bestowed sway it has attached deep and a considerable degree. If you will reivseparable conditions to the boon. The flect that this is the consequence of their sacred duty of promoting the welfare of having been degraded by vicious and those over whom rule is exercised will tyrannical governments, it will strike be acknowledged by all; but there may you that the remedy is to habituate be peculiarity of circumstances which them to a different influence. You will will give that duty a more thau ordinary be sensible that patience, kindness of claim. Such circumstances do distinc manner, and lenity of procedure, will guish our position in this country. Our operate towards reclaiming thein still domination is altogether unprecedented nore than even equity; which, if dry in its nature. History records nothing and repulsive, will work but little on parallel to it. Britain holds here an the feelings of such a population. Be immense empire, not by national force, the protectors, the consolers, the cheerbut by the confidence which the most ers of those around you." energetic and intelligent portion of the “ Each of you will have more or less native population reposes in us. We the means of promoting the measure have attained this height of power, not most important towards the general through plan,, not through forecast, but improvement of the natives; I mean, from the result of various unprovoked the dissemination of instruction among and unexpected contests; the issue of them by the establishment and encouevery one of which was rendered favour- ragement of schools. I therefore recom. able to us, by the fidelity of natives in our mend this object earnestly to your active
CHRIST, OBSERV. No. 219.
attention. Caution must be used, in the to the Board, declares, “ The want of prosecution of it, not to revolt the pre. books is the first and most general conjudices of the natives by controversial plaint. The nature of the few that are arguments against their notions. Instil to be met with is an evil of no less magthe universal principles of morality, nitude; a selection alike pernicious and open the minds of the rising generation, ridiculous, fabulous and idle tales,enable them to exert their reason, and newspapers and ballads,-thie Impartial obnoxious customs will silently die away History of Ireland, the treatise of the before the light diffused. By this sim. Scapular, the Irish Rogues and Rappaple prudence you will avoid exciting rees, &c. &c." Again, another comany jealousies which would obstruct missioner, after observing that“ of three your beneficent purpose. It is a high thousand boys who had been educated satisfaction to me to inform you that at the Sunday Schools in Gloucester, the persons whom I sent to establish but one has been convicted of a public schools in Rajpootana have met the crime," proceeds to remark, “The most cordial countenance. When they progress of knowledge has now spread had explained to the principal men the so far, that it cannot be stopped without nature and extent of their object, shew. destruction to those who attempt to ing that it did not, in any degree, inter- arrest its course. The people will read, fere with the habits and persuasions of and will think; the only question that the people, the project was received now remains for their governors is, how with fervour; and it was professed that
to lead them to read such books as shall there was no other mode in which the accustom them to think justly." British government could have From these, and other documents, strongly testified its anxiety for the and as the result of all its observations welfare of those liberated countries." on the state of the whole country, the
Board decidedly deduces this concluRELIGIOUS TRACT AND BOOK sion (page 331) : “ Were it therefore SOCIETY FOR IRELAND.
even admitted, that the benefits of eduPresident, Right Hon. Viscount Lor- cation are not, to the lower classes of
ton. Vice-Presidents: Right Hon. the people, so great as we conceive Earl of Gosford ; Right Hon. Viscount thein to be, yet the necessity of assisting Jocelyn; Sir Richard Steele, Bart. in obtaining it for them in this country
It has long furnished matter of sincere would not be diminished, but increased. regret to every well-wisher of Ireland, For such education as has been objected to observe the melancholy dearth, and to, under the idea of its leading to evil consequent high price, of religious and rather than to good, they are actually moral publications in that country; and obtaining for themselves; and though the still more melancholy abundance, we conceive it practicable to correct it, and comparative low price, of books to check its progress appears impossible: and pamphlets, rhimes and ballads, of a it may be improved, but it cannot be im. very different description. The state peded.” And the means which they of Ireland, in this respect, is thus offi. propose for this effect are (page 348), cially described in the Fourteenth Report “ A careful selection of books, under of the Commissioners of the Board of the superintendance of public commisEducation (page 331), where, after enu- sioners, and containing ample extracts merating various disadvantages occa- from the Sacred Scriptures.” sioned by the poverty of the Irish people, To counteract these evils, a society they observe, that this poverty“ pro- has been formed, entitled, “ The Re. duces effects, if possible, still worse; by ligious Tract and Book Society for incapacitating them from purchasiug Ireland." The Committee remark :such books as are fit for children to “ Such an Association was the great read: whonce it freqnently happens, want of Ireland, without which all onr that instead of being improved by institutions were necessarily incomreligious and moral instruction, their plete. It had been long attempted or minds are corrupted by books calculated desired to civilize the Irish people; to incite to lawless and profligate adven- and every system bad been tried, exture; to cherish superstition; or to lead cept the one most likely to succeed, to disseption or disloyalty.”
the system of religious education; and And again, in the Appendix to the the consequence was, that every 'atsame Report (page 342), one of these tempt had failed, and the Irish were commissioners, .in an official statement stigmatised as a savage and irreclaima