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doing the will of their God, they go and [Letter from the Rabbi Crooll, Professor of walk a dreaming to petition Parliament to Hebrew in the University of Cainbridge.] make them equal in liberty with the Chris
tians of the land. Have they forgotten that It is now sixty-eight years since I was prisoners have no right to be equal with the born : during that period I have engaged inbabitants of the land. Hath not Isaiah my time in travelling from country to coun- the prophet declared, in chap. Ixi, 1. the. try. I have been among the infidels; I following words : “ To proclaim liberty to have been among the Mahomedans ; I have the captives, and the opening of the prison also travelled among the Christians; I have to them that are bound.” Will any one of found them all alike. I observed that the them deny that we are prisoners of the Lord. infidel nations dwell in peace and in happi- « But this is a people robbed and spoiled ; ness; I have seen the Mahomedans also they are all of them snared in boles, and dwell in safety, and that they are happy; they are hid in prison-houses ; they are for I have also seen the Christian nations, all a prey, and none delivered ; for a spoil, and of them are settled in their own lands, and none saith restore.” Isaiah xlii. 22. Now are at peace and happy ; I have seen the when we Jews see that every nation is flourJews wandering among the Infidels ; I have ishing, and we among them only are scatseen the poor) Jews wandering among the tered, disgraced, hated, and persecuted, and Mabomedans; I have seen the Jews wan- | Zion is desolate, we ought to mourn and dering among the Christians ; but unhappy weep, for our sins are the cause of it. every where ; persecuted by the Infidels ; Should we do so, the Lord would soon be versecuted by the Mahomedans, and perse- merciful to us, and redeem us, but alas ! we cated by the Christian. Nor was the In never think of our misfortune ; we search fidel, nor the Mahomedan, nor the Christian, for liberty of our bodies, when at the saine ever weary of persecution, and saying we time our souls are enslaved in the hand of have persecuted them already more than our iniquities. Aod what will be the end enough; but on the contrary, they find daily of us? how can we expect mercy of our fresh methods by which they do persecute God? Now to bring us to a due sense of the poor Jews, and thus it has continued our condition, we must prepare, and be until this very day. What is the caase of ready for great troubles, such as never was it ? and why is it that among all the nations yet. This is sure, and for it we must look in the world the Jews only should be per- at a futare time. I would, therefore, en. secuted? But this question is already an- treat the heads of our people in this country swered by Isaiah xlii. 24, 25. “Who gave to unite like one man, and set an example Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers ? to the poor and to the ignoraut, to establish did not the Lord, be against whom we have places for the instruction of men and women; sinned ? for they would not walk in his for the young men and for the young women ways, neither were they obedient unto his that all might learn to fear the God of Islaw : therefore he hath poured upon them rael, and to observe his commandmeuts; the fury of his anger, and the strength of which act would prove a blessing to them battle, and it bath set him on fire round and to their families, and be of more value abont, yet he knew pot; and it burned him, than all the gold and silver they can possess. yet he laid it not to heart.” Tbis was the We have of late observed a man by the condition of our forefathers, and we continue name of Mr. Moses Elias Levi, who endeato walk in their steps ; but I am sorry to voared to bring in motion the Jews, that say that we do not improve, but grow worse they might rise and shew themselves men : and worse every day. I will take notice of that they might find favour in the sight of the Jews in this country. There are hun-God and men. But what can one individual dreds of both males and females, that do ? Had I power to forward his intentions, scarcely know what is a Bible, and are I gladly would join him. Our faces ought totally ignorant of religion. Is it then not to be covered with shame, when we see a duty of all those Israelites that have it in daily the Christians join, the rich and the their power, to step forward and establish poor together, to jostruct their poor, and lecture rooms, wherein, every Sabbath, dis- sparing no expense. But we, who are the courses might be delivered to the poor and children of Abraham, the friend of God, and ignorant, that they might learn to know the the people with wbom God made a covenant, G? .nf their forefathers? But instead of are lying in a deep sleep ; our actions make us disgraceful to ourselves; we who were I am fully convinced, that if the head, in former times the school masters of all the and the other heads of our brethren in Lonworld, have become the most ignorant. Let don would make a beginning, every Israelite us not be ashamed to learn of Christians ; in the country would contribute towards it ; take an example of them, and do the same. by which alone we might be reconciled to Rise ye who are bound to do so, joia altu- our God, and which only would hasten oor gether, and bring all your brethren to the restoration, which will prove the joy of all knowledge of God; and if you do it, you the world. would do no more than your duty; if you
CROOLL. do, your reward will be sure, and if you do! Horsham, Sussex. not, your punishment will be also sure.
and teachers in connexion with it has considerably increased ; and your committee
bave been cheered by the kindest expresRecent Death.
sions of approbation and attachment to the
cause confided to their care, REV. LAURENCE BUTTERWORTH.
“In a country, still so manifestly defiThis venerable Minister of Christ was cient in the means of religious education, called from his work to his reward, July 1, as Ireland, it is not merely instruction in 1828, aged 87 years. He bad faithfully reading and writing which is called fordischarged the duties of a Christian Pastor' but instruction in morals, in social duties, more than 63 years, having for so long a in religious charity and peace, and in the time been the Pastor of the Baptist Church precepts and practice of genuine Chrisat Evesham, in Worcestershire. We for- tianity.' bear to say more of him at present, as we “That the Holy Scriptures should hold hope to present our readers with a memoir a prominent place in Seminaries for the inof him in an early number.
struction of the population of this country, is a truth which has been strongly enforced by the late Commissioners of Irish Edu
cation Inquiry. In their first report, (page IRELAND.
98) they state, that they are “deeply imAt a time when the public attention is PP
is pressed with the importance and necessity directed towards unhappy Ireland with such
of introducing the Scriptures into all instiintense interest, it will be refreshing to turn
tations for the education of the people, as off the eye for a moment from its political
la fundamental part of the instruction ;' and agitations, to mark something of those
in their last (ninth) report, (page 28) they moral means which Christian philanthropy!
repeat their conviction, that no system of bas put into operation so calculated to ele
education can be considered as deserving of
7that name, which shall not seek to lay the vate its character-to tranquilize its spirit and to heal its woes. The Eighteenth An
foundations of all moral obligation in relinual Report of the Sunday School Society
gious instruction.' Such are the principles for Ireland, is now before us, dated at Dub
by which your Society has been guided; lin, 16th April 1828, from which we pre
and the instruciion it labours to promote has sent our readers with the following brief
been well described as that holy, uvam
biguous instruction wbich lays the foundaextracts :
tion of Christian morals in Christian belief, “ In detailing the progress of your So- and deduces all the duties, obligations, ciety during the past year, your Committee charities and claims of social intercourse would offer their warmest congratulations on from Scriptural authority,' imparting the the continued success which, through the knowledge that makes the sun go down blessing of the Almighty, has been vouch- upon the cottage in peace, and opens the safed to their proceedings. The sphere of dawn with a blessing---that makes the sweat your Society's usefalness has been greatly of labour balmy, the hearth happy, and the extended; the number of schools, scholars sabbath refreshing.'
“ During the past year gratuitous assist- j for Adults, 2,539 of the Book of Hints for ance has been afforded to 747 schools, of Conducting Sunday Schools ; and the sum which 492 had received similar assistance in of 4271. 10s. 6d. Irish currency, has been former years.
expended in grants of money to the Schools, “ The number of books granted gratuit- since the formation of the Society. The ously, and sold at reduced prices during the issue of Bibles and Testaments during the past year, has been 3,842 Bibles, 22,130 past year, as compared with that of the preTestaments, 22,285 Spelling-books, No. 1. ceding, presents an increase of 2,805 Bibles, 18,893 Spelling-books, No. 2. 9,659 Alpha and of 4,573 Testaments. The additional bets, 5,073 Freeman's Card for Adults, number of Bibles may be accounted for 299 of the Book of Hints for Conducting chiefly by a reduction in the price of them · Sunday Schools,
to Sunday Schools, from 1s. 8d. to 1s, each " The following books have been granted copy. gratuitously, and sold at reduced prices « Your Committee now present the folsince the formation of the Society, (after lowing Recapitulation of the number of dedacting books granted and subsequently Schools, Scholars and Gratuitous Teachers returned to the Society,) viz. 17,007 Bibles, in connexion with your Society in each Pro210,882 Testaments, 112 Scripture Ex- vince, up to 5th January 1828, witb the protracts, 536,331 Spelling-books, No. 1. & 2. portion which the Scholars bear to the po154,617 Alphabets, 35,207 Freemau's Card pulation :
" It will be observed tbat the number of | LONDON FEMALE PENITENTIARY, PENScholars in connexion with your Society
TONVILLE. amounts to 173,613; of this number 80,998 are reported to be reading in the Bible or The twenty-first Annual Meeting of this Testament, and 28.853 reported to be adults excellent Cbarity, was held on Thursday. above the age of 15. With respect to the
June 12th, at the Institution ; where inproportion of the scholars attending the
the creased accommodation has been obtained Sunday Schools connected with your So
So by opening an anti-room into the Chapel, so ciety, which derive instruction in daily
doil, that 300 persons were conveniently seated. schools also, your Committee would remark,
The esteemed President was prevented from that the returns to your society on this head
attending, and the Chair was therefore filled are still defective, but as far as their ivfor
by the Rt. Hon. Sir George Henry Rose, mation enables them to indge, they coincide (M.P. one of the Vice-Presidents. in the opinion expressed by their predeces
The Report was read by T. Pellatt, Esq.
src the Secretary. It stated that during the sors, that at least one half of the scholars in the schools connected with your society, !!
past year there had been 124 applications do not attend daily schools.
'for admission, ifty-four of whom bad been “ The total receipts of the past year
received ; that twenty-one had been placed amount to 3,5201. 28. 5d. of this sum
out to service ; fourteen reconciled to their 4651. 1s. 4d. have been received for the
friends ; four withdrawn at their own resale of Books, Extracts of the Correspond-19
di quest; ten dismissed for improper bebaence, &c. issued by your society. The viour ; obe on account of ili health ; one total amount of subscriptions and dona
from pregnancy; one sent to her parish; one tions contributed by the public, therefore
married, and one had died ; leaving in the is, 30551. 1s. Id.
Institution on March 31st, 110 females.
The Report and appendices contain several encouraging accounts of those who have left the Institution, and are placed in ser- Cambridge ; andilie Rev. Dious sias Lard. vice, or filling other useful stations, wbere ner, LL.D. Dublin. (having not only ceased to do evil, but learn. This provision for the religious instruoed to do well,) they are a source of satisfac- tion of the students of the London Univertion to their employers, and of great credit sity, seems adapted to meet the wishes of to the Institution. Some are reported as all parties, and to secure general approbahaving become members of Christian churches, tion. having felt the power of divine grace; and It is a desideratum to a system of educaare walking in humility and faith; and tion which embraces the entire of human others being now as zealous to save the existence, furnishing the only species of souls of their fellow creatures, as they were knowledge which is commensurate to the formerly to lead them to perdition.
circumstances and exigencies of man. And The finances have been very liberally sup- yet there is an obvious advantage in thus ported in the past year; public attention introducing it in the forın of an appendage. being directed to the Charity by some stric-While it supplies, to a considerable extent tures in a newspaper, had the effect of at least, the deficiency so heavily complainawakening the feelings of regard to the ed of in a certain quarter, it does so without Institution, among its friends; which they | obstructing the path to general science, or evinced, both by sending their testimony in straitening the avenue by wbich the literary its behalf, and accompanying donations for aspirant would seek to enter it; at the its support. The list of these in the report same time that it stands clear of the charge amounts to 5801. which the Committee are of attempting, by any unnatnral alliance very thankful for, and feel to be a powerful commingle things, between whose elements stimulus to increased zeal and exertion on there is no affinity. It recognizes the superitheir part. They were also much gratified ority and distinctiveness of divine truth, and encouraged by the sum of 1081. 10s. 3d. which resembles the light of heaven ; while collected at a Wednesday morning Sermon it irradiates every object on wbich it falls, at St. Jobn's Chapel, Bedford Row, soon it blends not itself with any of them, as if after they had been called before the tri- conscious of its origin and tenacious of its bunal of public opinion. After the reading character. of the Report, the meeting was addressed by the Rev. Dr. Winter, Rev. Dr. Styles, Rev. R. W. Sibthorp, Rev. Thos. Adkins of Southampton, Rev. John Blackburn, Thos. \Vilson, Esq. Rev. John Hambleton, Apsley
ASSOCIATIONS. Pellatt, Esq. Thos. Pellatt, Esq. Jolin Pitman, Esq. and the Rt. Hon. Chairman ; who
WESTERN DISTRICT. descanted on the necessity and utility of the Charity, and enforced its claims in elegant
The Association for part of the Western and appropriate speeches to a very respect
District was held at Crewkerne, on the 27th,
28th, and 29th of May. able auditory; several of whom became annual subscribers.
On the Tuesday, Brother Blackmore preached from John xix. 30; on the Wednesday evening, Brother Pulsford, from
Ps. lxxii. 15; on the Thursday morning, LONDON UNIVERSITY.
Brother Wayland, from Isaiah lxxii. 1; in The Rev. F. A. Cox, LL.D. of Hackney, the afternoon, Brother Chapınan, from Rom. Librarian to the University, and the Rev. xii. 4,5 ; and in the evening, Brother Joseph Fletcher, A.M. of Stepney, have, Baynes, from Rom, viii. 26, 27. The Cirwith the sanction and approbation of the cular Letter, which was an affectionate adCouncil, united in the formation of a plan dress to those who had recently joined for delivering Lectures in the immediate themselves to the respective churches, was neighbourhood of the University, during read and approved Brother Humphrey the academic session, on the Evidences and concluded the public services of the Assogeneral Principles of Revelation, the Ele- ciation with prayer, in which devout exerments of Biblical Literature, and the Lead. cise the brethren Toms, Price, Sutton, ing Facts of Ecclesiastical History
Gabriel, Clark, and others, had been previ. An Episcopal Chapel bas been purchased ously engaged. contiguous to the University, to be called At the meeting for business, it was re" The University Chapel ;" where accom- solvedmodation will be afforded to the students That the churches at Watchet, Horsingfor attendance at divine service, and where ton, North Curry, and Newton St. Petrock, a course of Divinity Lectures will be regu. | be received into the Association. larly delivered, during the academical ses- | That henceforth the proceeds of the Assion, by the Rev. Thomas Dale, M.A. sociation fund be appropriated to the pro