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mother and children very much distressed for elothes, having scarcely ned a change to put on: this was a very distressing case, and inpressed OF WBE us deeply with the miseries to which these poor people must have 28, 294 0 been reduced, particularly during the last winter.' p. 3, 4. u IR
D Ó R. P. seven in family, no potatoes, very little bread.-P. P. five ut ma. 5 in family, in the greatest distress, no potatoes, and only a little bread, HT: 17 lately obtained. The mother of this family, unfolded a most distressing the bit scene of misery, stating with the most poignant grief, through her seen sufferings at the cries of the poor children around her for bread; her De beste in story was confirmed by the neighbours, and having no means of sup10, elle port, it was evident to us all, that she must have suffered thc very
extremes of poverty; often putting her children to bed, as she de.. clared, crying to her for a bit of bread, or á cold potatoe. We were deeply affected with this scene also, and bitterly lamented over the state of the poor children.-T. E. five in family, very poor; this family has been for months without potatoes, and frequently no bread,
lived chiefly on limpets, and forced to sell every thing to prevent the 2
children starving.-D. P. seven in family, much in the samé státe,
same condition ; two lads of the family ask the neighbours who have and a boat, to let them go in her when the weather fis fair, to obtain a ingyļittle fish to prevent the whole from perishing.-T. E. a poor cripple, da in the deepest distress. E • Eight families more follow, whose poverty has been equally
great ; several widows wanting bread and every other necessary,
some very old. No poor rates can be obtained on the Off-Islands, se and therefore they receive no help but what may be obtained by an
occasional visit to St. Mary's, where the applications for bread and
potatoes have been so numerous, as almost to exhaust the liberality Set try of such as were able to give.
P. E. nine in family, sold almost every thing saleable to obtain bread. One circumstance struck us as very remarkable; à cow
where there are many children, is a great support, and we should a imagine would be the last thing parted with, but most families who
had a cow were forced to sell her for bread.--D. P. eight in family;
the most indubitable marks of distress appeared in this house, and Ce with all the family; the man had been obliged to leave work about hat the Kelp, and throw himself on the bed from weakness, for want of
food ; the woman seemed equally weak; on asking how the children Le lived for the last few months, she replied, I can't tell, I'm sure the
Lord himself must have nourished them, for it cannot be the food
they have had; many times we have been for days without a potatoe de for them, and often without a crust of bread, and sometimes we
have gone for days without either ; limpets have then been our only eller support; excepting when the children get a bit of bread, a cold
potatoe, nor a piece of fish, from any neighbour who knew we had neither land nor boat. Mr. Jeffery, a minister on the Island, confirmed this sad statement, -- T.J. six in family, in the greatest dis. Vol. X. N.S.
tress, sold all their clothes but what they had on, for bread and potatoes.-C. O. three in family, a most wretched habitation, the mother an object of the greatest misery ; but what affected us most, was the sight of a little girl three years old, a sweet child, with a pale countenance, hollow eyes, and a soft expression of melancholy, that filled spectators with tears; the mother extremely weak, and - greatly depressed in spirits from want.-S. E. seven in family, all in distress.'
• S. B. three in family, two were old people, the woman 76, and barefooted, no bread or potatoes ;-a case of real misery, sufficient to melt the hardest heart;-it is wonderful how these people have struggled on so far, without shoes, or bread, or any comfort, but what a few limpets afforded. M. A. a poor widow with six children; no potatoes or bread, when they had any they put themselves on an allowance of one pound and a half for the whole family ;-the mother moved every heart by her affecting account of the children's tean for bread.--H. A. three in family, very poor, lately broke his thigh, and suffered much by his confinement; he has served thirteen years and half in the navy, and showed us a letter from the Admiralty Office, dated 12th February, 1818, which says, “ As you have not served fourteen years in the royal navy, you are not entitled to any pension.” The poor man declared, he would gladly serve the other six months when his thigh was well, in any ship the Lords of the Admiralty thought fit to appoint, as it was rather hard to lose the pension after serving so long. We were much pleased with the very mild manner in which he spoke of the circumstance, saying he only wanted a little bread and potatoes for his wife and child. A promise was made him that a letter should be sent to the society for distressed seamen on his account. The letter addressed to him from the Ad. miralty Office is now before the writer. T. W. five in family, often
for days without bread, and suffered much distress ; no clothes but • what they had on, and no boat. It appears that if many poor fami
lies had a small boat, they would consider it essentially useful to them.-S. W. six in family, husband sick, all in the greatest distress.-As we entered, many of those families were boiling the limpets as their chief food, and immense piles of limpet shells lay befort each door : striking proofs of their extreme poverty and misery. It became a common remark with some of our company, addressed to those of us from Penzance, when we approached a door, “ see! you may tell the state of the people here by the piles of limpet shells before their houses." · Here we must close our extracts. Could any measure be adopted, to establish fisheries on the Islands, the place, it is said, would become a scene of business and energy. Now, owing to the particular circumstances of the tepure of these Islands on lease from the Prince Regent, as Duke of Cornwall, there is no encouragement, because the people can have no security. We trust that this plain and simple-hearted appeal to the Legislature and the public, will not be fruitless.
uffered mu nching of Scriptures, and the pracof those fasil, and young persons. a somme d' Wich, Glasgow. ble here by
ember, a poem entitled “ Beauties ent, becar y among the Jews.
mult, Etest 12
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the press, a volume which will contain
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Telescope for 1819 : 10 vhich will be pre-
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The Rev. Joseph Fletcher will shortly publish a new and enlarged edition of bis Lectures on the Principles and In-titutions of the Roman Catholic Religion,
The second part of Mr. Cottle's Poem of Messiah, will be published in December. A new edition of the Refuge will be ready in a few days,
In the press, An Essay on Midwifery, er forcing new principles, which tend materially to lessen the sufferings of the Patient, and shorten the duralion of labour. By John Power, Accoucheur, Meinber of the Royal Médical Society of Edinburgh.
The Rev. W. Faulkner is printing a work on the siniplicity and ingenuity of the Evidence in favour of the Miracles recorded in the Gospels, contrasted with the most striking Wonders of the Chris tjan Church in the succeeding centuries.
Liente Elmhirst, will soon publish, Occurrences during a Six Months' Residence in Calabria Ulteriore in the king. domn of Naples.
Mr. Aceam has in the press, Elece ments of Chymistry, for Self-instruction, after the systein of, Sir H. Davy, illustrated, by experiments; in, an octavo volume, with plates.
Mr. Zachariah Jackson will soon pube lish, in an octavo volume, a Restoration of 700, Passages to their pristine beauty, which, in the Plays of Shakspeare, hare hitherto remained corrupt.
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Miss Hutton has nearly ready to ap; pcar, the Tour of Africa, containing a concise account of all the countries in that quarter of the globe, hitherto visited by Europeans,
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Mr. Guy is printing a School Astronomy, illustrated by plates, in a similar size with his School Geography
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The following works will be published during the ensuing Season.—The Life of the Rt. Hon, Richard Brimsley Sheridan, from a variety of interesting Documents, and original Communications. By Tbon mas Moore, Esq. Author of Lalla Rookh, 4to.
On the Topography and Antiquities of Athens. By Lieut. Colonel W. M. Leake, Esq.
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The Jourual of an Expedition orer part of the (hitherto) Terra Incognita of Australasia, performed by command of the British Government of the territory uf New South Wales, in the year 1817. By John Oxley, Esq. Surveyor general of the territory, and Lieutenaut of the Royal Navy. With a large map, 4to.
Anastasius, or Memoirs of a Greek written by himself, 3 volumes, crowa 8vo.
Memoirs of the first thirty-two years of the Life of James Hardy Vaux, no. transported for life to New South Wales. Written by himself, 2 vols, 12010,
Rolitical and Literary Anecdotes of His Own Times. By Dr. W. King. Principal of St. Mary Hall, Oxford. Crown 8vo.
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Le Traducteur; or, Historical, Dra. matic, and Miscellaneous Selections, from the best French Writers of the present day, adapted for Pupils, on a plan calculated to render Reading and Translation peculiarly serviceable in acquiring the French Language. With an Abstract of Grammar, a Selection of Idioms, and explanatory Notes. By P. F Merlet. 1 Smo. 6s. boards. .
Letters on French History, from the Earliest Period to the Batile of Waterloo, and Re-establishment of the House of Bourbon : for the Use of Schools. By J. Bigland. 12mo. Gs. boards.
A Critical Grammar of the French and English Languages; with Tabular Elucidations; calculated to aid the English Student in the Acquirement of the Niceties of the French Language, and to give the French Scholar a Kuowledge of the English 'Tongue. By W. Hodgson. 12mo. 9s. bound.
FOREIGN LITERATURE. . Correspondance inédite de l'Abbé Ferd. Galiani avec Madame d'Epinay, le Baron d'Holbach, Grimm, &c. pen. dant les années 1765 a 1781, avec une notice sur la vie et les ouvrages de Galiani, par fey M. Ginguené, et des Notes, 2 vols, 8vo. 185.
Spurzheim, Observations sur la Phraenologie, ou la connaissance de l'homme moral et intellectuel, fondée sur les
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Tableag Historique et Politique de Malte, et de ses Habitans, depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à la réunion de cette Isle à la Grande Bretagne. Par F. A. De Christophoro Davalos. 8vo. 75.
MEDICINE AND CHIRURGERY. General Views relating to the Stomach, its Fabric and Functions, By T. c. Speer, M.D. Pbysician in Bath, &c. 8vo. 5s. boards.
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An Account of the Small-Pox, as it appeared after Vaccination. appeare
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