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Presbyterians, three Roman Catholic chapels, and a affording the means of regular intercourse with synagogue.”
Liverpool; and the duke of Bridgwater's canal formEDUCATIONAL Statistics OF MANCHESTER.
ing a communication for the conveyance of mer
chandise to the interior of the kingdom, and for the Mr. Gorton remarks, “ Among the most important supply of coal and raw materials for the consumption of the charitable foundations is the hospital, or of the various manufacturing establishments. The Blue-coat School, established through the munificent railway also recently completed between this town bequest of Humphrey Cheetham, esq., in 1651, with and Liverpool, traversed as it is by steam-carriages, a charter of incorporation, granted by Charles II., | presents a medium for the transfer of goods, or for for the education and support of forty boys; but the speedy travelling beyond comparison with reference funds having been greatly augmented, the number of to other modes of conveyance. Contrasted with the scholars has been doubled. To the same benefactor rate of travelling about half a century ago, the flight the town is indebted for the foundation of a valuable of the steam-carriage seems almost incredible. In public library, said to contain 15,000 volumes of 1770, the diligence started from Manchester at six printed books, besides manuscripts, with a salaried o'clock in the morning, and after breakfasting, dinsibrarian, and a fund producinga sum for making annual ing, and taking tea on the road, the passengers additions to the collection. There is a free grammar-reached Liverpool at nightfall. On the 4th of Deschool in Long Millgate, which was founded in 1513 | cember, 1830, the Planet locomotive engine, took by Hugh Oldham, bishop of Exeter, and which is a the first load of merchandise which passed along the seminary of considerable importance and great repu- railway from Liverpool to Manchester. The train tation, having attached to it a high master, a second consisted of eighteen waggons, containing 135 bags master, two assistants, and a master of the lower of American cotton, 200 barrels of flour, sixty-three school, The other establishments for gratuitous sacks of oatmeal, and thirty-four sacks of malt, the education include the Collegiate Church School, aggregate weight of which was 51 tons, 11 cwt. Fennel Street; the Deaf and Dumb School, Stanley 1 qr. To this must be added the weight of the Street, Salford; St. John's School, Gartside Street; waggons and oil-cloths, namely 23 tons, 8 cwt. the Catholic Free-school, Lloyd Street; the New 3 qrs.; the tender, water, and fuel, weighed four Jerusalem School, Irwell Street, Salford; the Ladies' tons, and there were fifteen persons on the train, Jubilee School, Strangeways Park; the National whose weight was one ton; making a total weight School, Granby Row; the National School, Bolton of exactly eighty tons, exclusive of the engine, Street, Salford; the Lancasterian School, Marshall weighing about six tons more. The journey was Street; and the Infant School, Saville Street, Chorl- performed in two hours and fifty-four minutes, inton Row. There are also a considerable number of cluding three stoppages of five minutes each. The Sunday-schools, almost every place of worship hav- train was assisted up the inclined plane at Raining one of those useful institutions attached to it. hill, by other engines at the rate of nine miles an The whole number of children receiving gratuitous hour; and it descended another inclined plane at education at day-schools in Manchester, has been Sutton, at the rate of sixteen miles and a half in an stated to be about 2600; and the number of the hour. The average rate on other parts of the road Sunday scholars about 26,000."
was twelve miles and a half in an hour, and the MEANS OP COMMUNICATION.
greatest speed on the level fifteen miles and a half
in an hour, which was continued for a mile or two The commerce of Manchester derives vast ad. at different periods of the journey. vantages from inland navigation, the river Irwell
“ Not one.
ECCLESIASTICAL STATISTICS OF LANCASHIRE. with a solemn charge to them to read it over every
month. His widow was also very deeply impressed, Although the “ General Statistics of Lancashire”
and she is become now, I hope, truly religious; and were given in the first volume of the Christian's
thus has a whole family, probably, been rescued Penny Magazine, the ecclesiastical department has from ruin by that excellent tract. It was the proconsiderably changed during the last three years, duction, I believe, of your sister Sally, who, I am and this branch will not fail to be edifying to many sure, will rejoice on this account." of our readers, especially in connexion with this Coachmen are a different and greatly improved sketch of the statistics of its principal town, and race of men from those of twenty or thirty years more especially to our numerous readers in Man
ago: but very few of them are believed to be pious. chester. The following is given from the Congre- The writer of this, while waiting an hour at that gational Magazine for December, 1835.
great coach inn, the Bull and Mouth, London, in“ General Statistics.--Area, 1766 square miles. quired of one of the porters if there were any of the Parishes, 70. Population, 1,336,854.
multitude of coachmen belonging to that establishEstablished Church.—Jurisdiction, Chester. Dio- ment supposed to be religious; when he replied cesan, Dr. J. B. Sumner. Churches and Chapels,
There was one a year or two ago, that 292.
was said to be a religious man, but he left coaching." Voluntary Churches.—Total number of Congre- Can nothing be done to promote the spiritual wel. gations, 514, i, e. Roman Catholics, 86; Presbyte- / fare of coachmen? rians, 21 ; Independents, 100; Baptists, 39; Calvi
BENEVOLUS. nistic Methodists, 9; Wesleyan Methodists, 154; other Methodists, 80 Quakers, 25.
Contributions to Missionary and Bible Societies, 1834-5.
THE SABBATH SCHOOL TEACHER'S Episcopalians,
REWARD. Propagation Society £354 12 45
SIR,-) gazed intently on a scene of wretchedness Church Missionary,do. 2557 1 4
one afternoon, while passing through the streets of
2911 13 8} London, and my feet seemed rivetted to the spot. A Nonconformists,
stranger approached and gave sixpence to a poor London Missionary Soc. 4877 99
woman, on whose knees were three helpless babes, Wesleyan Ditto 4415 11 11
and I heard a heavy sigh accompany a blessing on Baptist Ditto 345 19 7
his head-again the prayer was repeated, and my 9639 0 5
bosom appeared to beat with joy at so much GRATIBritish and Foreign Bible Society 4543 97 TUDE. I had dropped my mite and was departing, Education.- Children educated in Infant Schools, when a small voice cried“ Teacher, teacher"-and 6360; Daily, 91,174; Sunday, 198,777.
another voice, though in a sweeter tone, re-echoed Associations. -30 Sunday School Unions, 559 the words immediately; but scarcely had I turned Schools, 15,674 Teachers, and 163,530 Scholars. to discover who addressed me, when two little boys Lancashire Union of Independent Churches, Rev. caught my hand, and with all those marks of affecT. Raffles, LL.D., Secretary. This important So- tion they would have shown towards a parent, exciety assists 41 poor congregations, and has 66 pressed their delight at seeing me. I was somewhat out-stations. Income 12921. Yorkshire and Lanca- struck with their manner, and the brightness with shire Baptist Association, formed 1787, includes 55 which their eyes shone on me, for nothing but love churches. Rev. J. Harbottle, Accrington, Secretary. was to be seen in their countenances. I called to Collegiate Institutions. The Blackburn Inde
my mind a momentary glimpse of the preceding pendent Academy; Tutor, Rev. Gilbert Wardlaw, Sabbath, when they listened to my teaching; and I M.A. Roman Catholic College, Stoneyhurst. thought of the reward that was now offered me for
my labour ; again GRATITUDE presented itself to my
view, but, oh! it was of a kind to which none other “SORROWFUL SAM,” AND THE CONVER- may be compared—words cannot express my emoSION OF THE DRUNKEN COACHMAN, tions at the moment—but, indeed, it was a Šabbath
School Teacher's Reward. Yours, Sir, truly, The Rev. J. Venn, an eminent evangelical clergy
G. B. S. man of Clapham, in a letter to Mrs. Hannah More, in 1810, relates the following instance of the penitent death of a “drunken coachman," his change of mind
CONFIDENCE IN GOD ILLUSTRATED, having been effected through the instrumentality of a tract,
A LADY in one of our large cities had been in the “A poor man in this village lately died in a most habit of attending religious meetings in the evenpenitent and happy state, which he owed entirely to ing. When she had no one to accompany her, she the perusal of your little tracts. He was a driver of would sometimes go alone. On her return one one of the stage coaches in this place, was very evening, from a place of worship, in crossing a drunken and profligate, and never attended a place public walk which lay in her way home, she was of worship; but beginning to sink under the injuries met by two ruffians, who stept before her, and prewhich dram-drinking did to his constitution, one of senting a pistol to her breast, demanded her watch our benevolent visitors of the district in which he and money. Although alone, as they supposed, lived, called upon him, and left him a parcel of there was One present in whom she trusted, whom tracts. • Sorrowful Sam,' was the one which parti- the wretches did not see, and at whose approach, cularly struck him, and was blessed, I think I may others like them, once “ went back and fell to the justly say, to his entire conversion. His illness was ground.” As she had no arm of flesh to protect long and lingering, but he gave every satisfaction her, she instantly fell on her knees before them, which could be desired of a solid change of heart, and, with uplifted hands, cried out, “Now, Lord and
upon his death he earnestly desired that a copy Jesus, help! The affrighted assassins fled. of that tract might be given to each of his children,
B. R. G.
CHRISTIAN LADY'S FRIEND. tality. God may surely be imagined, as saying to
me, in the language of Pharaoh's daughter to the
mother of Moses, • Take this child and nurse it for THE MOTHER'S GUIDE.-No. II.
me, and I will give thee thy wages.' (Exod. ii. 9.)
He is directing and assuring me, Train up a child MATERNAL RESPONSIBILITY,
in the way he should go, and when he is old he will
not depart from it.' (Prov. xxii. 6.) MATERNAL dignity, how great! Maternal responsi- “ Knowing the preciousness of my own soul, how bility, how serious ! what an awakening idea is can I forget the worth of thine. Humbly depending suggested by the expression! Who is sufficient to on his grace, therefore, I will watch thy opening fulfil the weighty obligation? In what terms of lan- mind, fill it with divine truth, and lead thee by guage can the sentiment be adequately conveyed ? precepts and by my example in the ways of my What powers of mind can form a just conception of Redeemer and Lord. Now, even while thou art its reality ?
unconscious of my cares, will I commend thee to his Doubtless the various obligations must fully corre- faithfnl protection, to bless thee with the gift of his spond with the true honour which distinguishes a Holy Spirit, to enrich thee with his grace, to guide mother! but who will be sufficiently presumptuous thee with his counsel, and afterward to lead thee to to declare, that he clearly comprehends the real dig- | his glory.". nity pertaining to that being, who is destined to out. Maternal responsibility arises from various conlive the luminaries of heaven, and to exist in a future siderations. The father, and every branch of the world through the boundless ages of eternity, in a family, look to the mother with large expectations. condition corresponding with its character on earth? They expect from her not only the daily nourish.
An intelligent pious mother, looks upon her help- ment, and unremitting attention to the health of the less sucking infant with sensations altogether pecu- helpless stranger ; but the culture of its opening liar to herself - with solicitude that is absolutely mind. The storing of its opening memory, and the unutterable. Beholding its beautiful countenance, directing of its improving judgment, with sound she drops a tear upon its smiling face, exclaiming, principles of truth and every virtue. This reputa“My lovely babe, thou art an inestimable treasure tion and happiness, by the ordination of the inficommitted to my charge, for the preserving of which nitely wise God, are made, in a great degree, to I am made accountable to God," the Creator of all depend upon the principles, habits, and character of things, our awful Judge.
their infant relative, as he springs up in life. But Helpless immortal! insect infinite !'
they regard the mother as chiefly responsible for truly thou art fearfully and wonderfully made; but that future character, as they look upon her as the thy tender frame is the sacred depository of a jewel guardian of its mind, and almost as the originator of more precious than the whole world ! thy delicate those seeds of virtue, which grow to maturity, under form is feebler far than that of the beasts that the Divine blessing, in all the beauty of personal perish; yet art thou ordained to survive the wreck and social excellence. of worlds. Thou art born to witness the awful Society, in general, regard the mother as responcatastrophe of the stars falling useless from their sible for the principles of her child, and the public orbits
of the sun being extinguished and of old voice will be lifted up in praise or blame according Time himself expiring.
to the character which he may exhibit in mature “While slumbering in thy mother's lap, thou art years. An intelligent public behold in their mothers' peaceful and secure; unconscious of my solicitude laps, the senators, judges, and magistrates of the for thy future welfare, and of my prayers for thy next age ; and they consider that no small measure eternal salvation. A thousand anxious fears and of the wisdom, integrity, and patriotism, which shall hopes alternately crowd my mind. Should Divine characterize them in their official stations, and in Providence spare thy life to manhood, O what will private life, securing unnumbered blessings to society, be thy charncter-thy pursuits-thy influence among may be imparted by their earliest, their natural inmen If spared to witness thy career, shall my soul structor. Should they, instead of being virtuous, be rejoice in beholding thee a man of God-a minister famous chiefly for their folly, avarice, and selfishof Christma disciple of Jesus ?-an ornament to thy ness, their vices will be charged in a like degree family—a blessing to the world ? May the God of upon their parents. Let mothers reflect upon these all grace say, Amen, and make thee a praise in the suggestions. Let them endeavour to realize their whole earth. Or shall anguish break my heart, own responsibility in relation to their children, and seeing thee a lover of pleasure more than a lover of contemplate their tender infants as public property, God an unbeliever ?-a haughty sceptic, dreaded as the best hope of the nation. by thy parents and dangerous to society?
The church regards the mother as very greatly “ I have been the means of thy natural life, and a responsible for the future character of her child, in character of eternity is impressed upon thy soul. relation to the things of God. Experienced Christians Through me thou hast derived a corrupted nature, are most deeply sensible that regeneration is the sole and become a participant in the evil of the universal work of the Holy Spirit. They acknowledge, from apostacy of our race; but, alas! my will and power an intelligent conviction, are insufficient to make thee a new creature in “Not all the outward forms on earth, Christ Jesus. He who is called faithful and true
Nor rites which God has given, has declared “ye must be born again: participating Nor will of man, nor blood nor birth, of a new birth to become a child of God and so an
Can raise a soul to heaven. heir of God through Christ. Thou art a child of The Spirit, like some heavenly wind, many prayers. Thy father, believing the promises
Blows on the sons of flesh, of God ; and thy mother, in the exercise of faith, New models all the carnal mind have many times besought the Lord for thee; and God
And forms the man afresh." forbid that we should cease to pray for thy spiritual But they also know that man is a moral agent; welfare and thy salvation. Thy religious character and that instruction in the principles of divine truth, on earth, and thy eternal happiness in heaven, may in the gospel of Christ, is the ordained means of that have been ordained to depend upon my instrumen heavenly renovation of the heart, which is accom
plished by the Spirit of God. Observation and ex- withstand the power of temptation in his high and perience, moreover, have proved to them, that the dangerous office. early, affectionate, pious instruction of the mother, Lady Abney was worthy of the decided piety of has often left impressions, which the power of evil her husband; and the following anecdote will illusexample in an ungodly world has not been sufficient trate her excellent character. Doctor Watts, in to eradicate, or seriously to injure. Doubtless those 1712, was seized with a severe attack of fever, when impressions, if not altogether produced by the good Sir Thomas Abney invited him to try the benefit of Spirit, with his own truth inculcated by the mother, the air at Stoke Newington. Eight years he conwere yet aided by his gracious influence. It has tinued under the hospitable roof of that pious and been the deliberate judgment of the most eminent generous citizen, when he died; but his widow and distinguished divines, formed from a penetrating would not consent to the removal of her excellent study of the Word of God, and long observation, that guest, and he remained in that worthy family, “ enmaternal influence is more effectual with children in joying,' to use the language of Dr. Johnson, the order of means, than any other kind of instru- demonstrations of the truest friendship,” for thirtymentality. Can it be a subject of wonder, therefore, six years, till his death, that the church should hold mothers, in a great de- Lady Huntingdon, in 1742, paid a visit to the gree, responsible for the character of their children? venerable doctor, who thus accosted her; “Madam, They see the future Christian pastors of the churches your ladyship is come to see me on a very remarkat home-the holy zealous missionaries to the heathen able day." “ Why is this day," asked the countess, nations-and the wise and learned tutors of both in so very remarkable ?" “ This day thirty years, our colleges and seminaries, at present in their smil- replied the doctor, “I came hither, to the house of ing infants-and therefore they attach to mothers my good friend Sir Thomas Abney, intending to the highest responsibility,
spend but one single week under this friendly roof; Responsibility to man, however, derives its chief and I have extended my visit to the length of thirty importance from its connexion with the tribunal of years." Lady Abney, who was present, immediately God. “We must all appear before the judgment addressed the doctor in these terms; “Sir, what you seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things term a long thirty years' visit, I consider as the done in his body, according to that he hath done, shortest visit my family ever received !" whether it be good or bad." (2 Cor. v. 9.) Parents, “ A coalition like this," as Dr. Johnson remarks, in a degree corresponding with their honour, and " a state in which the notions of patronage and dethe value of the things committed to their trust, are pendence were overpowered by the perception of accountable! mothers are highly responsible ! and reciprocal benefits, deserves a particular memorial.”: who can imagine the piercing anguish of her soul, Dr. Johnson adds, “ Had it not been for this who, after having devoted her life to promote the happy event, the church and the world might have personal and external accomplishments of her child, been deprived of those many excellent sermons and the spiritual interests being neglected, shall see it, works which he drew up and published during his through her criminal folly, condemned by the right- long residence in this family. The amiable consort eous and almighty Judge. Oh! let mothers awake of Sir Thomas Abney, showed him the same respect to their obligations; and while conscious of weak- and friendship as before his death; and most hapness, they may feelingly exclaim, “Who is sufficient pily for him and great numbers besides : for as her for these things?" Let them, in the path of duty, re- riches were great, her generosity and munificence member, for their encouragement, the faithfulness of were in full proportion: her thread of life was drawn God, the promises of his grace and Spirit, and the out to a great age, even beyond that of the doctor's; unsearchable riches of Christ!
and thus this excellent man, through her kindness, and that of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Abney, who in a like degree esteemed and honoured him,
enjoyed all the benefits and felicities he experienced MRS. HANNAH MORE'S OPINION OF SEND
at his first entrance into this family, till his days ING A BOY TO COLLEGE.
were numbered and finished, and, like a shock of Mrs. More, in a letter to Mr. Macauley, referring | perfect and immortal life and joy."
corn in its season, he ascended into the regions of to a youth just sent to college, thus writes :—" suppose is now just entering, on his new He has
compare the sending of a boy to a public school or college, to the
VARIETIES. act of the Scythian mothers, who threw their newborn children into the sea ; the greater part, of has been purchased by the emperor of Russia's
THE SANCY DIAMOND.-This celebrated diamond course, were drowned, but the few who escuped with life, were uncommonly strong and vigorous."
grand-falconer for the sum of 500,000 rubles. The diamond originally came from India, and has remained in Europe for the last four centuries. Charles
the Bold, duke of Burgundy, was its first owner, and LADY ABNEY, HER DAUGHTER, LADY he wore it on his helmet at the battle of Nancy, in HUNTINGDON, AND DR. WATTS. which he lost his life. In 1489, it came into the
possession of the king of Portugal, who, wanting SIR THOMAS ABNEY and his lady were members of money, sold it to a French gentleman for a million the church under the pastoral care of Dr. Watts : of francs. Nicholas Harley Sancy, who gave it his the piety of Sir Thomas will appear evident from the name, had it afterwards by succession. At the time following incident. Having been chosen and sworn of his embassy at Soleure, Henry III. enjoined him in lord mayor of the city of London, on his return to send the diamond in order to pledge it, the serfrom taking the oath at Westminster, before the vant entrusted with it being attacked by robbers, grand civic dinner, Sir Thomas retired with his swallowed it, and was murdered. Sancy ordered the family for their usual evening, worship, that they corpse to be opened, and the diamond was found in might be benefited by his reading and prayers, and the stomach. "James II. possessed it in 1633, when that himself might be fortified by Divine grace, to he escaped to France. It belonged to Louis XIV.,
and Louis XV. wore it in his hat at his coronation. , two artisans,fifty native teachers, thirty-seven schools, The Sancy Diamond has the shape of a pear; it is
7000 scholars, thirty-nine congregations; the average of the very first water, and weighs 53) carats. attendance at which was 22,000, and twenty churches,
containing 3,371 members.” ISRAELITE SCHOOLS.-In the grand duchy of Baden, the Jewish population, of about 20,000, scattered over 130 parishes, possess thirty-four popular schools
Christian Sympathy. By JOHN HOWARD HINTON, for the instruction of their less affluent brethren.
A.M. 32mo. stitched, pp. 48. London : Jackson The masters of these schools receive salaries varying SYMPATHY, or feeling for others, is peculiarly a
and Walford. from 350 to 500 francs per annum.
Christian duty: and although it supposes a degree
of sorrow, it is of that holy, benevolent, and generous Poor in Paris.-In 1791, the number amounted
kind, that brings with it a good degree of holy pleato 118,784. In 1803, to 111,626. In 1805, to 86,936.
sure to a virtuous, a renewed mind. In 1813, to 102,800. In 1829, to 62,705. In 1832,
Mr. Hinton's Tract, published originally as a to near 70,000. At present, the number is about
Pastoral Letter, addressed to the Baptist Churches 63,000.
of the Berks and West London Association, is written with much judgment, and deserves a perusal by all
Christians. EXTRAORDINARY WOMAN—A woman lately died in Italy aged 142 years. She had been blessed with eight husbands, the last of whom survived her. Heaven Unveiled ; or Views of Immortal Life and
Glory. By JOSEPH FREEMAN. 18mo. cloth, pp.
226. London : Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. LONGEVITY IN PERU.-It appears from the Mercurio Peruano, that in the province of Caxamanco a
Divine inspiration, by the pen of the apostle John, Spaniard died in 1763, aged 144 years, eight months,
who closed the canon of Scripture, has declared with and five days, leaving 800 persons lineally descended respect to the world of glory,“ Beloved, now are we from him. In the same province, not containing
the sons of God; and it doth not yet appear what we more than 70,000 persons, there were living in 1792,
shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, eight persons, whose ages were-114, 117, 121, 131, Heaven, therefore, is not unveiled fully: neverthe
we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is." 132, 135, 141, and 147.
less, there are the most instructive and consolatory
intimations throughout the New Testament, and ANCESTORS.—The number of ancestors a person especially the writings of John, of the rest, purity, has is astonishing at first sight. At first, two parents ; felicity, and glory of the redeemed, in the world in the second four, the parents of his father and
above. mother; in the third eight, the parents of his two
Mr. Freeman has availed himself of these various grandfathers and two grandmothers; by the same
divine intimations; and, in a series of eight papers, rate of progression, 1024 in the tenth; and at the has given many admirable aids to meditation, pecutwentieth degree, or at the distance of twenty gene
liarly adapted to the sick chamber. rations, every person has above 1,000,000 ancestors, as common arithmetic will demonstrate.
Sermons to Explain and Recommend the Gospel of
Jesus Christ, to Individuals and to Fumilies, REVIEW.
published Monthly. By John ALEXANDER, Minister
of Prince's Street Chapel, Norwich. Sermon 1. Missionary Records. Tahiti and the Society Islands. The New Heaven and the New Earth. 12mo.
18mo. cloth, pp. 342. Illustrated with a Map. sewed, pp. 24. Norwich: Josiah Fletcher. LonLondon: Religious Tract Society.
don: Jackson and Walford. CHRISTIAN Missions to the heathen during the last MR. ALEXANDER'S design is very excellent, and forty years have been honoured as the means of the worthy of being imitated by the ministers of the most wonderful improvement of the degraded tribes gospel in all our large provincial cities and towns. of mankind, under the special and most remarkable By this means their congregations would be furblessing of Divine Providence.
nished, not only with monuments of the piety, talents, “Tahiti and the Society Islands,” afford the most and pastoral regards of their ministers, but a standextraordinary illustration of this observation; and ing exhibition of their principles, and appropriate this volume, though small in size, deserves to have a means of edification for their families. place in every Christian's library. It is especially
Mr. A.'s first sermon,
“ On the Sources and suited for school, village, and vestry libraries; and Peculiarities of Celestial Blessedness," delivered every young person, whose friends regard the gospel January 3, this year, is remarkable for its sound as divine, and Christianity as the renovating doctrine scriptural statements in plain forcible language. We of heaven, should be directed to peruse these exceed- have no doubt of his success in thus furnishing, “ at ingly interesting records.
a cheap rate, and in an attractive form, a set of serTahiti was first discovered by Captain Wallis, of mons which may be interesting and useful to indivihis Majesty's ship Dolphin, in 1767, when its in- duals and to families." habitants were sunk in the lowest state of moral de. gradation. Wars and infanticide were rapidly reducing the wretched inhabitants, when, in 1797, the
NIGHT EXCHANGED FOR DAY. first missionaries arrived; but those dreadful evils have been happily removed by the evangelization of Yon half-form'd moon which shines so bright, many among the people. Divine goodness favoured And sheds its silvery ray; the missionaries so, that" in the islands there were, Assures me that the hours of night in 1832, thirty-niné stations, fourteen missionaries, Will soon be chang'd for day.