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congregation, this energetic discourse must tive reading, from which important lessons have been peculiarly interesting; for relative to principles and life may be although it gives of their late minister learned. The style is easy and familiar, and an exalted reputation, nearly all must have the characters introduced, which are many, been convinced, that no effusions of pane- are well sustained. The dialogue form which gyric were suffered to deviate from truth. it assumes, diffuses energy and sprightli. It is also pleasing to remark, that while ness throughout its parts. The subjects Mr. Wilson, sanctioned by the authority are diversified, embracing history, patural of an apostle, embraced this opportunity productions, and moral cultivation ; a wellof doing justice to the character of his executed engraving is prefixed to the titlefriend, he could conscientiously obey the page; the exterior is neat and inviting; and dictates of his understanding, and indulge the contents will afford gratification to all the genuine feelings of his heart.

who honour this volume with a perusal. 3. A Grammar of the French Lane 6. Three Discourses on Eternity, by guage, &c. with a Key to the Genders, Job Orton, (Religious Tract Society, Lon

c. by H. Thompson, Esq. (Baldwin, London,) are full of solemn and momentous don, appears calculated to give facility to truths, in which every reader is deeply pupils, who wish to acquire a knowledge interested. They contain a serious appeal of its principles, and the connexion of its to the consciences both of the young and parts. By the new method which the the old, and are published in a cheap form, author has adopted, the genders are divested that they may have an extensive circulation, of much of that obscurity, with which lear- 7. An Address to such as inquire ners are frequently perplexed. An acquain- “ What must we do to be saved ?" by the tance with the French tongue is now ranked | Rev. J. W. Fletcher, late Vicar of Madeamong the polite accomplishments of edu- ley, (Religious Tract Society, London, cation, and few works, within so limited a breathes throughout its pages that spirit of compass, are better calculated than the one ardent piety for which its venerable author before us, to promote the attainment of this was so eminently distinguished. Its lapdesirable end.

guage is fervid, affectionate, and pathetic, 4. A Discourse delivered at various An- enforcing the necessity of salvation, and niversaries, by William Orme, foreign Se- directing every penitent to believe in the cretary to the London Missionary Society, Lord Jesus Christ, with the heart unto (Holdsworth, London,) appears from its righteousness, as the only way of salvation, title to have been a traveller; but this which God has provided for sinful man. circumstance can neither give it worth, nor 8. First Lessons in English Grammar, detract from its excellencies. This sermon, 1 8c. by M. A. Allison, (Simpkin, London,) which may be considered historical in its are adapted for the nursery, and perhaps general character, takes a comprehensive for the first classes in schools; they will survey of the introduction of the Gospel into give to the learner a general idea of the the South Sea Islands, in 1797; and traces nature and use of Grammar, and, since to its progress down to the latest accounts go beyond this, the writer makes no prewhich have been received. As an historical tensions, we have no right to extend our epitome, it is deeply interesting, but as it observations. delineates the spread of the Gospel among 9. A Catechism on the Works of Creasavages, and the wonderful effects pro- tion, &c., by Peter Smith, A. M. (Simpduced, we can hardly avoid exclaiming, kin, London, introduces us to a fertile “ This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvel- field, in which the author and reader would lous in our eyes." A discourse like this, become fatigued long before they could which embodies in miniature the leading exhaust their subject. The early parts features of all the important information relate to the creating energy of God, in that has been transmitted, must have been giving existence to natural phenomena ; heard with eager attention by every congre- but all the subsequent portions belong to gation; and when we consider the intelli- the various branches pf natural philosophy; gence which it communicates, and the mas- it is a book that will both amuse and terly manner in which it is written, we feel instruct the youthful inquirer after knowno surprise that it should have been repeat- ledge. edly preached, and at last printed for gene- 1 10. A Catechism of Geography, comral distribution.

prising all the leading features of that 5. The United Family, or Characters | important science, by Hugh Murray, Esq. portrayed from Real Life, for the Use of (Simpkin, London,) promises to be a very Children, by Matilda Williams, (Joy, Lon- useful book, and we flatter ourselves, that don,) contains some animated and instruc- whoever reads it with such expectations,

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first six chapters are scientific; the remain- tinue their notice, and substitute in their ing parts are descriptive of countries, place a more enlarged account of the appatheir boundaries, situation, extent, popula- rent motions of the heavenly bodies; and, tion, &c. &c. On these and other kindred as opportunity may offer, resume a descriptopics much information is compressed / tion of the constellations. within a narrow compass; it is illustrated The most interesting of the celestial orbs by seven small maps, and includes the is the Moon, as she is nearer the earth than most recent discoveries that have been any other, and affords a greater opportunity made.

of observing the laws of planetary motion, 18. A Plea for the Lord's Day, by the as her revolution is completed in the smali Rev. James Sherman, of Reading, (fisher period of a month; we shall, therefore, now and Co., London,) coincides in several direct the attention of the observer to the respects with an article given in this num- / principal phenomena that will take place in ber, on the awful profanation of the Sabbath her present lunation, which commenced on in the Metropolis; both point out a variety the 24th of November, at 34 minutes past of ways in which the violation takes place : 12 at noon, when she was in conjunction but while the article exhibits Sabbath-break | with the Sun in the 4th degree of Sagittarius : in all its turpitude, this discloses vice | her latitude was then nearly 5 degrees north, abstracted from half its grossness. The ascending, and she was approaching the former is founded on notorious fact, the earth. latter recurs to principle; that directs us to On the evening of the 1st of this month gaze on the flagrant 'enormities of the City she may be observed near the meridian at and its environs, this rouses sloth from the sun-set, with an altitude of nearly 25 decouch of indolence, and enforces the duties grees. On the 3d she enters her first quarwe owe to God. In this little book, ter at 33 minutes past 6 in the evening, Mr. Sherman has placed the subject in a when it will be interesting to notice her rational, a scriptural, and a commanding passage under the two western of four stars light; it presents to the reader many influ | forming a square, three of which are situated ential motives, and contains many power in the constellation Pegasus, and the fourth ful arguments for hallowing the Sabbath. | in the head of Andromeda; this star is the day, and devoting it to the holy purposes northern of the two eastern. At sun-set for which it was first instituted, and for she is observed a little to the west of a line which it has ever since been reverenced connecting a and B Pegasi, the two former throughout the Christian world.

stars; she approaches this line until } past 8, when she arrives at it; she afterwards

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of it until she sets. On the following evenNATURE, in its vast variety, presents to the ing she crosses the ecliptic in her descending contemplative mind a continual source of node, which is situated in the 24th degree amusement, and opens to the inquiring in- of Pisces; she then forms an isosceles tridividual a rich field of investigation and angle with a and y Pegasi, the two southern research; each department is calculated to of the above-mentioned stars, and is seen reward the patient investigator with a fund to direct her course to a line connecting y of gratification, and to occupy the leisure, | Pegasi and a Andromeda, the two eastern, snatched from the continual and indispen- but will not reach it before moon-set. On sable duties of life, in a useful and agreeable the 6th she arrives at the perigean point of manner. Among these may be reckoned her orbit, and her apparent course is diastronomy, as a science to which the above rected to the red star Aldebaran, or the observation will apply; the certainty of its Bull's Eye, to the west of which she is results amply rewarding the labours of the observed at a short distance, (particularly practical astronomer, while the beauty and with a telescope.) On the evening of the magnificence of the scenery of the azure 9th, the observer will very soon discover vault of heaven, connected with the obser- that an occultation will take place; and, vation of the worlds that wander in its accordingly, at 49 minutes, 27 seconds, past vast and infinite expanse, contribute to the 5, he will notice her limb in contact with amusement of the admirer of the celestial the star, which will continue behind her bodies.

disc until 47 minutes, 7 seconds, past 6, We have, for some time past, given a when it emerges, her subsequent recess from monthly account of the principal pheno- it is the chief feature in her course. mena that have taken place in the heavens: On the 10th, at 38 minutes past 1 in the but as some of these phenomena occur | afternoon, she has completed half her syno

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dic revolution, being in opposition to the is an interesting feature in his course, and Sun; she has now nearly arrived at her he is observed to approach two stars, also greatest southern latitude, and as she was of the sixth magnitude, in the constellation at her conjunction approaching the earth, Cancer, marked 82 and 83, the former she is now receding from it. Her approach being the southernmost. On the 29th of to, passage by, and recess from Saturn, is January, he is seen in a line with u and v now an interesting feature in her course : Leonis : and on the 3d of February, he she is observed nightly to approach this arrives at that part of his orbit which is planet, and on the evening of the 14th is opposite the Sun. The period that has noticed near him to the west, and will elapsed since his last opposition, is 378 days, evidently pass below him before moon-set, 22 hours, which is 20 hours, 45 minutes, the conjunction taking place at 15 minutes longer than the preceding period, which past 2 in the morning of the 15th. After was completed on the 18th of January last, passing this planet she progresses through in 378 days, 1 hour, and 15 minutes : this the constellation Leo, and approaches the acceleration is occasioned by the action of ecliptic, which she reaches on the 17th. Jupiter, and is a necessary consequence of On the following morning, at 4 minutes elliptical motion. After passing his oppopast 6, she enters her last quarter; and on sition, he is observed nearer 82 and 83 the same day arrives at the apogean point Cancri, every night, until the 13th of Feof her orbit. She is now seen to approach | bruary, when he is seen between them, and the planet Mars, situated some distance nearly a degree to the south of 83. In a to the east of her, until the 21st, when she few evenings he is noticed to form a triangle is observed nearest him. On the following with these stars, and directs his course to morning she is seen to the east of him, and 68, 71, and 78, Cancri. He passes above afterwards recedes from him, continually the latter star on the 21st of March, and is decreasing in magnitude until the 26th, at stationary on the 13th of April, when he 36 minutes past 3 in the morning, when forms a small triangle with 71 and 78. the lunation is completed, as she is again At this time he forms the apex of an isosceles in conjunction with the Sun.

triangle with y and o Cancri. During 135 This lunation has been completed in 29 days he has retrograded 7 degrees. days, 15 hours, and 4 minutes. At the Mars is conspicuous during December, commencement, the Moon was moving in the constellation Libra; he is observed toward her perigee, at which she arrived in the mornings, and is first seen under k after she had entered her first quarter. and to the west of ^ Virginis, forming a Her period, from the conjunction to the triangle with these stars : he soon reaches quarter, was 7 days, 6 hours, and 1 minute; the latter star, being observed very near it the next quarter was shorter, being 6 days, on the morning of the 3d. His recess from 19 hours, and 5 minutes, in consequence of it, and approach to a Libræ, is now an the perigean point being situated within it, interesting feature in his path; on the mornand the Moon moving more rapidly in / ing of the 14th, he passes very near a small this part of her orbit; the next quarter star marked 5 Libræ ; and on the morning revolution was completed in a longer period, of the 16th, he passes above a Libræ. His 7 days, 16 hours, and 26 minutes, as she course is now directed under v Libra, passwas approaching the apogee; and the last ing it on the 21st; he then recedes from quarter was the longest, 7 days, 21 hours, this star, and passes above 26 Libræ on and 32 minutes, as the apogee was situated the 24th, and 28 Libra on the 27th. within it. The planet Saturn is an interesting object

GLEANINGS. in the barren space between the Crab and Contrivance for passing Rivers on Foot.-M. Charles Lion. On the 29th of November he was de Mayerfy Hunganan, before celebrated for many

ingenious inventions, has brought to perfection an stationary, when he formed an isosceles tri

may be passed on foot. In the month of March 1828, angle with a and y Leonis, the former star

M. Mayerfy, in the presence of a vast concourse of being the summit; his distance from it was

the Legerspital of Pesth. Provided with boots of tin, nearly nine degrees. A short distance to the legs of which were furnished at the top with a the east of him were three stars of the

sort of table, he traversed the river in an oblique

direction in perfect safety, taking a line of 1,000 sixth magnitude, forming an isosceles tri- yards in length. He amused the spectators with

various feats during his singular promenade. angle; the two southernmost are marked 7

Needles.- Needles were first made in England by a native of India, in 1545; but the art was lost at

his death; it was, however, recovered by Christoapart; the northern star, which is situated

pher Greening in 1560, who was settled with his at a distance of two degrees from the other,

three children, Elizabeth, John, and Thomas, by

chester, at Long Crendon. Buckinghamshire, where stars, during this and the ensuing month, I to this day.

the manufactory has been carried on from that time

apparatus, by means of which the most rapid rivers

spectators, made an effort to cross the Danube near

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Unique Hebrew Manuscript - The Literati are likely to be highly interested with an original ancient ma. nuscript of the Pentateuch, now in possession of Mr. Sams, of Darlington, Durhara. It is of goat-skin leather, in two volumes, and measures two feet wide, and sixty-nine feet long. Each sheet of skin is di vided into pages, five inches and a half in width. The letters are very large, and not only most beautifully written, but ornamented with a number of tagin or coronal. The antiquity of this MS, may be inferred by its being written on leather--a circumstance which would hardly have taken place after the invention of vellum was known. It is believed to be fifteen hundred years old, and has been above eight hundred years in one Jewish family, on the Continent, from whence it has recently been procured under the most interesting circumstances. During the calamities which followed the train of Buonaparte's wars, a Jewish family of opulence was reduced to utter ruin, and compelled to emigrate. They came to Holland in their exile, and were there so very much reduced as to be obliged to pledge, as their last resource, this precious treasure of their laws, under a limitation of a considerable time for its redemption. The time expired, the pledge was not redeemed, and the property was sold in Holland by the person who lent his money on it. It has been preserved with the greatest care, in a rich cover, fringed with fine silk. The rollers on which the MS. runs are composed of beautiful mahogany. It has been seen by a number of Hebrew scholars and Jews, and it is generally thought to be the most ancient copy of the five Books of Moses in existence.

Calico.-Calico is a cloth resembling linen, but made of cotton. It was first brought into England in 1631. It was first manufactured in this country about the year 1772. The name is taken from that of Calicul, a city on the coast of Malabar, it being the first place at which the Portuguese landed, when they discovered the Indian Peninsula. Calicoes are plain shirting, printed, dyed, stained, &c. all of which are included under ihe general denomination of calicoes. The printing of calicoes commenced in London about the year 1676. At the present time, London prints, as they are called, are in most esteem; but Manchester and Paisley are also noted for the manufacture of printed calicoes.-Guy's Cyclopædia.

English Shipping.- Nobody who has not considered the subject, can have any idea of the extent of the English mercantile marine at this moment, or rather at the end of 1826. The number of her trading vessels, entirely exclusive of the royal navy, is twenty-four thousand two hundred and eighty. The capacity of these vessels is two million, five hundred and fifty-three thousand, six hundred and eighty-five tons; and they give employment to one hundred and sixty-six thousand five hundred and eighty-three men and boys.-Extractor.

Holy Water. The water of the holy well of Zemzem, at Mecca, is regarded as an infallible cure for all diseases; and the devotees of Mahomet believe that the more they drink of it, the better their health will be, and their prayers the more acceptable. I have seen some of them at the well swallowing such a quantity of it as I should hardly have thought possible. A man who lived in the same house with me, and who was ill of an intermittent fever, repaired every evening to Zemzem, and drank of the water till he was almost fainting ; after which he lay for several hours extended upon his back on the pavement near the Kaaba (mosque,) and then returned to renew his draught. When by this practice he was brought to the verge of death, he declared himself fully convinced that the increase of his illness proceeded wholly from his being unable to swallow a sufficient quantity of the water! Many hadjiz, not content with drinking it merely, strip themselves, and have buckets of it thrown over them, by which they believe that the heart is purified as well as the outer body. Few pilgrims quit Mecca without carrying away some of the water in copper or tin bottles, either for the purpose of making presents, or for their own use in case of illness, when they drink it, or for ablution after death. I have seen it sold at Suez by hadjiz returning from Mecca, at the rate of one piastre for the quantity that filled a coffee cup. Winding-sheets and other linen, washed in the waters of Zemzem, are constantly seen hanging to dry between the columns of the Kaaba. Many hadjiz purchase at Mecca the shroud in which they wish to be buried, and wash it themselves at the well of Zemzem, supposing that, if the corpse be wrapped in linen which has been wetted with this holy water, the peace of the soul after death will be more effectually secured. Some hadjiz make this linen an article of traffic.-Burckhardt's Traveis in Arabia

Caution to Thieves -A chemist of Geneva has constructed a table of safety. Whoever attempts to

possess himself of the money contained therein, without being in the secret, finds himself seized by an iron hand; a loud and noisy music, which plays for five minutes, announces the forcible detention of the captive; and, as soon as it has ceased to play, a battery of six pistols closes the career of the thief. unless seasonable assistance arrives to save his life.

Sealing Wax and I'afers - Francis Rousseau, a native of Auxerres, who travelled a long time in Persia, Pegu, and other parts of the East Indies, and who, in 1692, resided at St. Domingo, was the inventor of sealing-wax. A lady, of the name of Longueville, made this wax known at court, and caused Louis XIIIth to use it; af:er which it was purchased and used throughout Paris. By this article Rousseau, before the expiration of a year, gained 50,000 livres. The oldest seal with a red wafer ever yet found, is on a letter written by Dr. Krapt, at Spires, in the year 1694, to the government at Bareutt.

Egypt.-This fertile country yields, to every grain sowo, fifty grains of corn, fifteen grains of barley, eight to ten of maize, and twenty-four grains of rice. Its other agricultural productions are, linseed, peas, beans, lupins, and flax, which give abundant crops. One moiety of its produce of wheat, beans, and peas -one third of that of maize-and two-thirds of its produce of flax and rice, are left over from its do. mestic consumption, for the purposes of exportation. Of cotton--the better species of which resembles the best kind of Brazilian-more than 200,000 hundred weight, have been brought to market in one year, though the cultivation of this article has not been pursued above seven years. The sugar cane is grown in Upper Egypt, and produces between 40,000 and 50,000 hundred weight, one-half of which circulates as merchandise, in a raw state. Were this article treated with proper skill and attention, it might not only be cultivated with much profit and to an immense extent, but would be found, from its intrinsic excellence, far superior to any West India produce for the refiner's use. The raising of Indigo has been attempted, on a considerable scale, and with great success, of late years; and of this product 60,000 oka, or 135.000 pounds, have been sold, from one twelvemonth's growth. The finest of the three qualities which are raised is esteemed quite equal to the best East India indigo. Some Christian settlers from Syria have begun the cultivation of silk; but nothing certain is yet known as to its fitness for the purpose of exportation. Nature has endowed this country with a lavish hand-whether we look at its capabilities for vegetable or animal productions; and Mengin has calculated that if it enjoyed the advantage of a mild and intelligent government, it might, independently of a considerable export-trade, be rendered capable of maintaining a population of 8,000,000 of human beings; whereas, under the iron grasp of its present ruler, it does not support above 2,500,000, including 3,000 Jews, and 170,000 Christians of various persuasions; bit exclusive of fifty tribes of Arabs, whose numbers amount to 120,000 or thereabouts, dispersed in villages or following a Domadic life. The same writer estimates the annual revenue at £2,000,000-one-half of which is derived from the miri or land tax-the regular force, trained after the European fashion, at 10,000 infantry, 9,000 cavalry, and 1,200 artillery--and the irregular at 36,000 in. fantry, and 6,000 men mounted on horses and dromedaries.

Mode of Preserving Nuts in a Fresh State.-A. B. Lambert, Esq. sent some specimens of nuts which were quite plump and fresh. They had been preserved to a late season (July) by a very simple but effectual process. When ripe, they were put into a large brown earthenware pan, which, when filled with nuts, was placed in a deep hole in a dry part of the garden. The top of the pan being covered with a flat piece of wood, on which was put a heavy weight, the hole was filled with earth. By these means nuts may he kept in a fresh state, till the season for gathering them from the trees returns.Trans. Hort. Soc.

India Rubber.--The Ficus elastica is a curious plant'; it yields the Caoutchouc, or Indian rubber of com. merce, and possesses the singular peculiarity of living and flourishing without any attachment to the soil. The plant in the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens, has been for a long period suspended on the wall, at some distance from the earth. In the same gardens also is the Frarinella, which in dry still evenings emits an inflammable gas or vapour, that, if a candle be brought in contact, igpites, and is distinctly visible.- Extractor.

The Church.-It appears from an analysis of the last edition of the “Clerical Guide." that the grand total of Benefices. Dignitaries, and Minor Canopries in England and Wales, is 12,200 ; that they are divided amongst 7669 persons, of whom 3853 hold one preferment only ; 3304, two, 370, three ; 73, four; 38, five; 13, six; 4, seven; 1, eight; 2, nine; and 1 fifteen.

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Gleanings.- Literary Notices. .......... .................................icv........ ummmmmmrrrocorronor. Van Diemen's Land.-A seventy-four-gun ship is Sherman's Plea for the Sabbath, 32me. building at Van Diemen's Land, with teak timber The Grammatical and Pronouucing Spelling Book, from Trincomalee, and, strange to relate, India By the same author. rubber is now generally used in sheathing vessels, Delineations of the North-Western Division of the by straining a thin coat over the surface, India County of Somerset, including the Parishes, Manors, rubber cotton is also used as an impervious covering. Towns, Villages, Churches, Antiquities, Gentlemen's wherever such is requisite; and the use of both will Seats, &c. By John Rutter. Illustrated with six shortly be extended to England.

Engravings on copper, six on stone, upwards of Indian Jonah.-Herrara, D, 3. L. 2. C. 5. relates a thirty on wood, and a Map. story of an Indian diver for oysters being swallowed The Englishman's Almanack, or Daily Calendar by a fish called “Marrajo." The Indian's compa of General Information for the United Kingdom, for nions baited for the monster with a dog, caught it, 1830. opened the belly, and restored his countryman to 'The Tradesman and Mechanic's Almanack for 1830. life!-Southey's Chronological History of the West The Union Collection of Hymns, additional to the Indies.

Psalms and Ilymns of Dr. Watts : comprising tbat The Mole.-M. Flourens, a French naturalist, has part of the Union Collection of Hymns and Sacred lately made some inquiries into the organization of the Odes adapted to Public Worship. mole, and has found that, if it is not exclusively, it "The Scriptures Fulfilled, or the Bible the Word is essentially carnivorous. It dies very soon if it be of God." in seven letters on the fulfilment of Scripkept only upon vegetables; and though it is known ture Prophecies, especially those whose fulfilment to destroy roots of all sorts, it is not for the purpose may be seen in the present day. By Robert Weaver. of eating them, but to seek for worms and insects, 'The Child's Repertory, or Infant Scholar's Magaand particularly for the eggs of insects. If kept zine, Vol. III. upon any animal substance, it will live a long while. The Brighton English Grammar for the use of Ten or twelve hours is the maximum of the time Children. which it can live without nourishment; and, like all The Spirit of Philosophy; a Lecture. By the animals which exist upon blood and flesh, it always Rev. J, Davies.. drinks with great avidity.

Studies of Natural History. With ten Engrarings. Ostrich.-A travelling caravan, with wild beasts By William Rhipd. for exhibition, had among them a very fine ostrich, Poems on Moral and Religious Subjects. By which, owing to the slipperiness of his cage floor, Anne Lutton. received a fall, that fractured both his legs near the The Death Warrant of Negro Slavery throughout hip joints, and occasioned his death in a few mi. the British Dominions. nutes. This animal was two years and a half old ; The Grammatical and Pronouncing Spelling book, ten feet and a half high; and weighed 305 pounds. on a new plan. By Ingram Cobbin, His value may be understood, when it is stated that Voluntary Churches the True Churches of Christ. 3000 dollars were offered for him in New York. By the Rev. James Matheson. The body, after death, was opened, and several cor A Charge delivered by the Rev. R. Wardlaw, D.D. nelian stones were found in his stomach ; swallowed, of Glasgow, at the ordination of Mr. John Reid, A.M. no doubt, in his native country. The accident Crown Court, London. occurred just twelve months after his having been Sympathy, or the Mourner Consoled. By the shipped for this country, at Havre.- New England Rev. John Bruce Paper

Two Dissertations on Sacrifices. By William Phenomenon.- In the Manor gardens, Chelsea, there Outram, D. D. Translated from the Latin by J. Allen. is a boy called William Stevenson, three years old, Carstairs' Practical System of Shorthand. one half of whose body has been, from his birth, Employment of the Poor : an Address to the Grand covered with sandy-coloured hair, nearly as thick as Jury in the County of Lincoln. By Charles Turnard, that which grows on his head, which it resembles Esg, Chairman, greatly in appearance. The skin beneath is perma A Sermon preached at Loughborough, July, 1829, nently tinged of a brown colour. The appearance at the 59th Annual Association of the General Bapof the boy's body is so strange and hideous, that tist Churches. By J. Jarrom. were it not for his very intelligent countenance, one The Pulpit. Vol. XII. might believe it to belong rather to a wild beast than

In the Press. a human being. The boy enjoys good health. The

A New Edition of Rev. H. F. Burder's Mental father of the child is a bookbinder-a feeble, though

Discipline, with many additions, in one Vol. 12mo. healthy man: and the mother is a pretty and sound Evepips Amusements or the Beauties of the woman. She never had any fright or dreams during

Heavens displayed, for the year 1830. her pregnancy, and is totally at a loss to account for

The First Number of a New Topographical Dicthe appearance of the child.--Morning Paper.

tionary of Great Britain and Ireland. By Mr. J. GorCure for the Sting of a Wasp.-It is stated in a

ton, Editor of the General Biographical Dictionary, country paper, that the juice of an onion is an in

&c. will appear in January. stantaneous cure for the sting of a wasp. The writer

The Society for the Promotion of Ecclesiastical says, “I have seen it tried with the smallest scallion

Knowledge, announce for publication on the 1st of taken from a sallad. The effect is instantaneous in

January next, No. I. of the Library of Ecclesiastical curing the pain, or preventing it, if within reach at

Knowledge. the time."--Mechanic's Maguzine, 1829.

A Second Edition of Lectures on English Poetry, Canine Sagacity.--A remarkable instance of saga

with Tales and Poems; being the Literary Remains city was lately exhibited by a dog, at Montreal: a

of the late Henry Neele. child, son of Mr. John Rot, a merchant, while lean

An Address to a Wedding Party. By J. Clayton, Jun. ing over the banisters, pitched forward, but suc. ceeded in laying hold of a rail. A dog seeing the

The Juvenile Annual, entitled “Affection's Offerchild thus situated, reached over the rail, and seizing

ing," which made its first appearance last year, at the hold of the boy's clothes, rescued him

low price of Four Shillings, will be published in a from his

few days. perilous situation.

The "Listener. By Caroline Fry, Author of the

Scripture Reader's Guide.
Literary Notices.

By Mr Valpy. A l'amily Classical Library, or

English Translations of the most valuable Greek and
Just Published.

Latin Classics, in monthly volumes, with a Biogra-
Portraits of the Right Hon. William Pitt-Arch-

phical Sketch of each Author. deacon Wrangham--and Benjamin West, Esq. P.R.A.

Preparing for Publication. adorn No. VIII. of the National Portrait Gallery.

A fourth edition of « Lectures on the Principles Part I. of Fishers' Illustrations of Devonshire and and Institution of the Roman Catholic Religion." Cornwall; containing 17 highly finished Engravings,

By the Rev. Joseph Fletcher, A. M. 8vo. with letterpress, historical and descriptive.

The Executor's Account Book, or a Safe and Easy Memoirs of the late Rev. Robert Hopkins, (one of Method of Keeping Executorship Accounts. By the first race of Methodist preachers, and, at the time Joho H. Brady, late of the Legacy Duty Office, of his death, the oldest travelling preacher in the

Somerset House. Connexion.) By his son, the Rev. B. Hopkins

An Edition of the Old Testament according to the Man's Enmity to God; and Mercy for the Chief of established Version with the exception of the subSinners : two discourses by the late Stephen Charnock. stitution of the Original Hebrew uames in the place

The Scriptnre Reader's Guide to the Devotional of the English words,
Use of the Holy Scriptures. By Caroline Fry: Notices of Brazil in 1828-9. By the Rev. R.
second edition.

Walsh, LL. D. will appear shortly.
The Child's Commentator. Vol 2. With a Frontis-
piece. By Ingram Cobbin. 18mo.
The Child's Prayer Book. By the same author.

Erratum. - In the last line except two, col. 922, for
“he" read “him."

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LONDON: PRINTED AT THE CAXTON PRESS, BY 4. FISHER, SOX, AND CO.

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