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eration does not depend upon him but upon God who giveth the increase. We must be in the use of means, , Isaac, in spiritual as well as temporal affairs." " Aye, aye!" replied Isaac, “ I see you're as great a legalist as our minister-But that's no gospel, I say.” “ And what is gospel, Isaac ?" asked I. Isaac was rather non. plussed by this unexpected question. “Gospel! gos. pel!" said he, and was rallying all his divinity to answer me, when we were intesrupted. .'

:: On Bigotry. LHE readiest way in the world to thin heaven and re. plenish the regions of hell, is to call in the spirit of bigotry. his will immediately arraign, and condemn,, and execute, all that do not bow down and worship the image of our idolatıy. Possessing exclusive prerogative,

rejects every other claim-. "Stand by, I am scunder. han thou. The temple of the Lord--the temple of he Lord the temple of the Lord are we !” How many of the dead bas this intolerance sentenced to eternal misery, who will shine like stars in the kingdom of our father; how many living characters does it not reprobate as enemies to the cross of Christ, who are placing n it all their glory | No wonder if under the influence of his consuming zeal, we form lessening views of the num. er of the saved. I only am lefi-yes they are few ndeed, if none belong to them who do not belong to pour party that do not see with your eyes. But here. fter we shall find, that ihe righteous were not so cir. umscribed, when we shall see many coming from the ast and from the west, from the north and from the outh, to sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in' he kingdom of heaven.” .:

JAY.

The Progress of Genius

Musi FROM OBSCUAE. AND LOW: SITUATIONS, TO EMINENCE AND CELEBRITY, .,' ;

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"Genius is that gift of God which learning cannot confer, which do ..disadvantages of birth or education can wholly obscure. • **** *

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. s . ". ROBERT BLOOMFIELD. THE celebrated author of the Farmer's Boy and other poems, was, at eleven years of age, a poor fatherless Far. mer's Boy himself, and in consequence of his mother finding it difficult to find him in clothing and other ne cessaries, was sent for by his brother to London, with whom he learned the profession of a shoemaker. *** : Alld it was while following this employment in a gairet, (which his landlord from whom he hired a room kindly gave him the use of,) and amid six or seven other workmen, his active mind is said to have been engaged in composing the fas-famed poem of the Farmer's Bey.

JAMES BRINDLEY, · A most uncommon genjus for mechanical inventions, and

particulạily excellent in planning and conducting inland navigation, served an apprenticeship to 4 millwrigh, near Macclesfield in Cheshire ; but his fame as a mechan: ic spreading widely, he was soon called upon to exert himself otherwise than in the business of his profession.

To the genius of Brindley the country is indebted for thç projecting and commencement of those great navig able canals, which have since proved of such high importance to the trading any commercial interests of the kingdom.

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com Benevolent Institutions. ., EVERY attempt by those in affluent circumstances to amelibrate the coudition, and add to the comforts of the poorer classes, is laudáble and praise worthy; and when such takes place under our own eyes, and in the county which gave us birth, we cannot refrain from recording them with peculiar satisfaction. . ?

Two Institutions of the above description, we are proud to say, at present exist in-HADDINGTON, the first is

THE HADDINGTON DISPENSÅRY, : ; which, 'under the superintendence of the Rev. Mr.1JACK. ,' SON of the Episcopal Chapel, the "Rev. Dts. 'Lokmater and Srbiitd of the Established Church,' has suppitea, auring the last year, 58 persons with Hannel clothing, 2 with blunkets, *2 with clothes, and 26 with port-wine and bark, &c. tes

! The Dispensarytis søpported by Subscriprion, and the

büiftskept, and disbursements "ade, by Mr. JOHN Ciotika, the Treasurer, who gratuitously contributes his services, and @he use of a room in his house to the Charity, wysos...... .

The second, to which we alluded in our last, GRETHADDINGTON DOHOOL OF İNDUSTRY, has more recently sprung up, under the patronage of the Right Hon. Lady Elcho, land other distinguished ladies among the nobility andigentry of the countty.' ? '

bei of mis Wernetión füitch is supported by vel untarg subscriptions and donations, is to instructobčFemale Che Walforbe Pöörisbe dariestorage wawis, and in the Principles and duties of Christianity. 22. li

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From the printed Rules to be observed in this School, we select the following, as judiciously adapted to pro. mote the ends of the institution, which cannot fail, eventually, to be productive of much good among the humbler classes, as well as to benefit. those in more elevated stations by furnishing them with servants so well qualified and fitted for the situations assigned them by Providence.

:: “ As soon as the girls come to school in the morning, “änd before leaving it at night, a prayer is to be read 6 aloud by one of the girls in rotation.',;.

“ The girls will be taught to sew, to read, spin, and “ knit ; to wash, iron, and clean the house.

... “They are to make shirts, shifts, aprons checked and ,: white, child-bed linen of a common sort, bed gowns,

“caps ; in short, all things that can be useful to the “poor, or their children, of all ages, which will be sold

36 at a moderate rate. i “ Whole pieces will be bought at a time of the differ

< ent articles required ; and, at the end of the year, a

calculation wiñ be made of what they have cost, and for what they have been sold; and an exact account "to being kept of the work done by the different girls, a ** proportion of the profits will be given to them, and " the remainder will go to the school funds. 3.

“ Each girl is to knit a pair of stockings every year “ for each of her parents, which will be given them on " New Year's Day...

6. The girls are allowed to bring their own or their « parents' clothes to mend on Tuesdays, provided they 4 are clean. ne'.. ; ? ::.; 3'', oxEvery girl is to learn her Catechism and Hymns, ' which she will repeat on Sundays. - Ceiben

"The girls are to attend the mistress to church twice “every Sunday," ansi

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ress The girls are to dine at school, except on Saturdays and Sundays. epidermis 29913h a la

28 On New Year's Day the girls will have a dinner of “roast beef and plum-pudding, of which aiiy girl who “has conducted herself particularly ill is to be debarred “partaking ..." Premiums will be given to the most industrious * and deserving at the end of the year. ** No girl will be considered as capable of service,

unless she can receive a written recommendation from "some of the ladies who attend the school.”.. .!

Such institutions as these, should inspire the lower orders of society with sentiments of gratirude to their benefactors, and stimulate those who fill the higher ranke, and possess the nreans of doing good, in a similar was, to imitate the example, and, while they admire the laudable exertions of their equals, io go and do 80 likewise.'. . ,... ; :;.: :

TO THE EDITORS OF THE CHEAP MAGAZINE
GENTLEMEN, 16)....
THE professed design of the Cheap Magazine is cer.

stainly laudable ; and as I am persuaded that such a publication is calculated for general usefulness, I have been endeavouring to promote its circulation ; and being "a labourer in the vineyard of Instruction," I may also comply with your request, and throw my mite into your treasury, in the way of occasional communication. As I presume that my present cominunication will neither be thought tedious nor unsuitable, perhaps you may find room for it in some early Number of your Magazine. Let it be denominated ADMONITIONS TO PARENTS :

FROM THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. ' .' . : Dzur. vi. 6, 7. And these words which I command thee this day shall be in thine heart; and thou shalt Vol. 1...

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