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Review.--Memoirs of the Rev. John Cooke.


wishes to act disdain, and, turning his head aside

with a sneer, as unworthy of his pretension to with shades that confound the reader.

superior knowledge, as it was of his ministerial The delineation is such, that we are per character, he said, “You fool, you fool, you know suaded the friends of the deceased must

nothing at all about it-that commandment, sir

why, that, sir, is God the Father speaking to Christ approve, and such as the author, in any the Son. company, need not blush to own.

“At this extraordinary discovery, Mr. C. could

not refrain froin expressing his astonishment, and The second part is not less amusing

begged to know how this infallible dogmatist than it is instructive. It abounds with in could make this sense plausible. The explana. eidents, anecdotes, spirited conversations,

tion he received was this: I tell you it is God

the Father speaking to Christ the Son :-'thou remarkable facts, brief narratives, and shalt not covet, -that is, none of the reprobatesingular interviews, in which every reader

thou shalt be satisfied with the elect. This was

quite suficient for Mr. Cooke. He found it hope. will feel a lively interest, without wishing

less to argue with such an opponent; but as that a single circumstance had been omit speedily as possible he wished his oracle good ted. Under the article Anecdotes of An

day.”-p. 52. tinomianism, Mr. Cooke has recorded the In a subsequent page we have some following facts.

judicious remarks on the death of Mr. « One of these characters, who never bridled

Huntington, in which his excellencies and his tongue, but deceived his own heart, observed defects are fairly contrasted, though it canto me, that he had not been troubled with a doubt of the safety of his state for fifteen years. Yet

not be denied, that the scale greatly prethis man was in the babit of lying, charging his ponderates in favour of the latter. His bills twice, and putting articles into them which

acquaintance with the scriptures was al. his customers had never received. He was daily at the public house, railing against the best cha most unparalleled, against which we find racters in the church, 'crucifying Christ afresh,

many heavy buls. and putting him to open shame. He delighted in

It is one great advantage to this work, railing against practical religion, to which his conduct and conversation proved him a stranger. that in the portion entitled “ Facts and "A second, who was intoxicated three or four

| Anecdotes,” and also in the “Select Retimes a week, was cruel to his wife, and neglected bis children, was continually complaining that I mains,” the sections are brief and greatly did not preach experimentally ; that is, I did not diversified ; on which account, although preach his experience, as consistent with the character of a Christian.

the volume is large, the reader is not likely A third left my ministry, as himself informed either to find it tedious, or to grow weary me, because he found no encouragement to hope

in passing through its pages. There is for mercy. He lived in adultery with his wife's sister ; and had read the Bible twice from Genesis an enlivening spirit infused into its narrato Revelation, in search of some passage to coun

tions, dialogues, and incidents, that will tenance bis conduct. His last words to me were, "The meeting is too hot for me, I cannot stand it.'

| always prevent attention from growing *A fourth left me, because, when I preached languid, accompanied with a supply and against extortionate charges, the indulgence of

promise of something new constantly folpride, passion, lying, and misrepresentation, swear. ing, and scandal ; he said I was personal in preach. lowing in regular succession. The “ Select ing..

Remains" contain no less than one hunA fifth complained that I was personal, hecause I remarked, that drinking to excess was

dred and eighty-four articles, among worse in a woman than a man ; charged me with | which are many subjects that are at all personality, and added, I am sure you meant

times important, and on most occasions ** A sixth was offended when I preached against Mr. Cooke's thoughts on them are parcovetousness, and illustrated its fatal effects in the conduct of Judas: he was sure I aimed at him."

In the concluding part of the volume, When young in the ministry, Mr. Cooke about one hundred and fifty pages are ocformed an acquaintance with the late

cupied with letters. These, though excelnotorious'. William Huntington; but the

| lent in themselves, might have been omitdisgusting dogmatism of the latter pre

| ted without doing the work any injury. vented it from either ripening into intimacy,

It must, however, be admitted, that they or being of long continuance. The occa

exhibit their author 'to great advantage, sion of their separation is thus stated by shewing at once the vigour of his intellechis biographer.'

tual powers, the predominant features of

his mind, and the spirit of vivacious, yet "At length Mr. Cooke asked the dogmatica! divine his opinion of the tenth commandment, par

placid dignity, which seems to have perticularly he meant as to its extensive application vaded all his compositions. But, notwithto the indulgence of desires and wishes for vari.

standing those excellencies, every one ous things which the Providence of God had de. nied us. He especially asked Mr. Huntington, knows, that letters are always most inter. whether he did not think that Christians fre. esting when in the hands of the person to quently violated this commandment, by wishing for what they did not possess, or by being discon

whom they were written. Their spirit tented with their lot: Mr. H., who was a master evaporates when they are transcribed, and of sarcasm, at tbese words of the inquiring youth, drew himself up in his seat, into that kind of stiff

in passing to a second or third person, erect position, which the body assumes when it | they generally appear to a disadvantage. i

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Review. Howell's Selkirk. Brief Survey oj Books.


But whatever opinion may be enter- rity of thought belonging to it, which tained respecting the insertion of these would seem to unfit it for general basefulTetfers in a volume already swelled to a ness among the young. But when it is more than ordinary biographical bulk, remembered that the author's aim is not of the other parts there can be scarcely so much to address himself to the minds any room for a diversity of opinion. It is of children, as to those of a class of young a valuable memorial, enlivened with inter- people about to enter on the great duties esting details, which will retain their fresh of life, the difficulty will at once vanish, ness when, the present generation having and the solidity of the instruction adminispassed away, time shall transmit it to tered will appear to be a great recomposterity.

mendation of the author's plan. The value of religious knowledge, i directly

derived from the sacred oracles, must far Review.-- Life and Adventures of Alexunder Selkirk, containing the real Inco

surpass that which is acquired in any other dents upon which the Romance of Robin

way. For this reason alone we think, our son Crusoe is founded. By John How

American brethren have set us a noble ell. 12mo. pp. 196. Whittaker.

example, in so generally making the Bible London. 1829.

the Class Book in almost all their catè,

chetical exercises. We hope the example No reader who is acquainted with the ad will be generally followed in this country. ventures of Robinson Crusoe, can be at a It is one susceptible of almost indefinite loss to comprehend the nature and charac- improvement. The worthy author of thús ter of this volume; but after having been part of a series of biblical instructions has so highly entertained with the romance of

entered upon a most acceptable service to Daniel de Foe, it is not improbable that the church, which we sincerely trust he he will prefer the visions of fiction to the will find himself encouraged to pursue. realities of truth..

He has thrown a clear and steady, light In his introduction to this work, the upon the word of God, so far as he has author vindicates De Foe from the charges

proceeded in his undertaking; and we of dishonourably pilfering from Selkirk's would only remind him that simplicity papers, with which his reputation has been and fidelity must be the objects of his uniassailed. He thinks that nothing but the form aim. ,

, ' BS!12 simple fact, namely, that Selkirk had been 2. West Indian Slavery traced to its confined several years on ap uninhabited) Actual Source, &c. with an Appeal for island, suggested to De Foe the foundation Sympathy and Consideration, (Westley on which he has contrived to erect an im- and Davis, London,) is a brief but spiperishable fabric.

rited appeal to the compassion of Britons, Of Alexander Selkirk, the author, in this urging the propriety and duty of abstain volume, traces the personal, and in some ing from the use of articles procured by degree the family history, stating his reasons slavery. The notes contain extracts from for going to sea, the occasion of his being colonial advertisements, which no English. left on the island of Juan Fernandez, his man can read without disgust. mode of living while there, his final rescue 3. A Pastoral Letter on the Subject from this abode of solitude, his subsequent of Revivals in Religion, &c. by John return to the land of his nativity, and the Angell James, (Westley, London,) strongly incidents which followed, to the conclusion recommends a greater increase of true of his days. In this detail, plain unvar- piety in those who are already sincere nished truth, unadorned with the embel- | Christians, and in the number of those who lishments of fiction, seems to have dictated are truly converted to God.” The author, to the author's pen; and though it will however, is not afraid to quote what the probably be read with less interest than the justly celebrated Jonathan Edwards has history and adventures of Robinson Cru- written on the sudden and surprising out. soe, the deficiency will be supplied by pouring of the Spirit of God in New Engthe additional confidence which a convic land, nor ashamed to advert to the days tion of truth rarely fails to inspire.

of Wesley and Whitefield, when such

shaking among the dry bones was by no BRIEF SURVEY OF BOOKS.

means uncommon. But these are not the

revivals at which he aims. The tendency 1. The Monthly Bible Class Book, of this pastoral letter is, to inculcate an upon the American Plan; Part I. Vol I. | increase of sober heart-felt piety, and a Gospel by John. 12mo., (Westley and consistent conduct among genuine ChrisDavis, London,) has, at first sight, a matu- tians of all denominations, but more par


Brief Survey of Books. Autograph of Talleyrand.


ticularly so in those who are under his Daly, at the Rotunda Meeting for Disimmediate care.

i r cussion, 8c. Dublin, Nov. 26, 1828, 4. The Child's. Commentator on the (Nisbet, London,) enter into the points at Holy Scriptures, by Ingram Cobbin, issue between the Roman Catholics and Vol. I. (Westley and Davis, London,) Protestants. In favour of the latter, they contains, within a narrow compass, a fami. embody much solid argument, and make a liar exposition of the leading facts, both powerful appeal to our reasoning faculties. historical and practical, included in Gene- Meeting, however, with no opposition, we sis and Exodus, delivered in language cannot estimate their relative importance, suited to the infantile capacity. The illus as to what may be urged on the other side. trations are drawn from topics with which | This much is clear, that they place the every child is well acquainted. It is a Protestant cause on advantageous grounds, pleasing little commentary, adorned with from which the enemy will not easily be wood-cuts; and from its perusal, children able to dislodge it. may derive both amusement and instruction. 9. Quarterly Extracts from the British

5. Memoir of James Wait, a pious Society for Promoting the Religious Shepherd, 8c., by Robert Macluurin, Principles of the Reformation, (Nisbet, (Hamilton, London,) is a simple narrative London,) contain several interesting docurespecting a pious man, who, in the hum- ments, which shew that the Society has ble walks of life, and with very inadequate been productive of much benefit to the means of instruction, enjoyed much of the Protestant cause. divine presence, and was rendered re- 10. The Ladies' Library, part 1. markably useful in his family, and to all (Knight and Lacey, London,) has a pleasaround him. It is a pleasing diary of ing aspect, and bids fair to be a useful pubChristian experience, which will find a lication. It is ornamented with a neatly mirror in the hearts of all who are born of executed engraving of her Royal Highness God. i aj

Princess Victoria, and consists of original 6. The Monthly Teacher, edited by articles, both in prose and verse, and of the Rev. T. Dury, for January, 1829, extracts from the Annuals, and some other (Seeley, London,) is designed for children, pleasing productions; but having neither to whom it will be 'both amusing and in- | preface, advertisement, nor title, besides structive. The price being only three half what we have given, we know nothing of pence per number, no great variety can be its intended extent, or the course which the expected. In this that is before us, we publishers design to steer, bave five articles, relating to travels, distant | 11. The Fatal Consequences of Lis occurrences, and fragments of natural his- centiousness, a Sermon, by John Scott, tory, all of which have an immediate | M.A., (Seeley, London,) was occasioned bearing on facts contained in the Bible, by the trial of a young woman for the with which it is intended to make the pupil alleged murder of her illegitimate child. fully acquainted.

This circumstance furnished the author with 7. Paternal Discipline and Self-Scru-a fair opportunity of unfolding the frightful tiny, by Henry Forster Burder, M.A., visage of iniquity in its various forms, but (Westley, London,) form a pamphlet which more particularly so in the case which thus embodies the substance of three discourses, presented itself immediately before him; delivered at Hackney, in September and and we cannot but acknowledge that he October, 1828. It contains many obser has turned it to a beneficial account. It is vations that are appropriate and striking, a sermon that will be read with such deep but nothing to command any particular and lively interest, that the talents of the attention.

preacher will be forgotten amidst the mo8. The Speeches of the Rev. Dr. / mentous topics that every where pervade Singer, and Rev. Messrs. M'Ghee and his discourse... Play

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The Slave Trade.-This country has paid, so far as can be ascertained, about £5,000,000' altoge. ther, on account of the abolition of the Slave Trade. The government expenditure on this ac. count for 1825 and 1826, averaged about £300,000 each year. And yet how little bas been effected in our colonies towards the amelioration of the con. dition of the unhappy slaves; and bow bigb the tone assumed by their tyrants, who talk about their vested rights and acknowledged claims to property in their fellow-men. A little efficient legislation, firmly enforced, is wanting to quarter humanity among them, and prevent their frequent harassing of missionaries, and incessantly cracking the whip.

Ireland.-or this country, Swift has remarked, and we believe bis observations will apply in some degree at the present day, tbat“ two-thirds of its revenues are spent out of it-the nation not permitted to trade with the other third-and that the pride of the women will not suffer them to wear their own manufactures, even when they exceed what come from abroad." This is the true state of Ireland in very few words,

Popish Protestantism.-The following is from a form of common prayer, composed for the 30th of January, soon after the Restoration, published by his majesty's direction, and printed by John Bill, printer to the king, London, 1661. “And we begeech thee to give us all grace, to remember and provide for our latter end, by a careful, studious imitation of this thy blessed saint and martyr, (viz. Charles I.) and all other thy saints and martyrs that have gone before us ; that we may be made worthy to receive (benetit by their prayers, which they, in communion with thy Church catholic, offer up unto thee, for that part of it here militant."- In the evening collect."

Beauty of the English Law,- It is the character and the vice of the law of England to deal in specialties ; it is shaped on no broad principles, but adapted to particular cases. The consequence is, that between the specialties there are amply wide gaps for the escape of offenders. Embezzlement is observed to be a frequent offence of clerks and servants: the legislature accordingly frame a law not comprehending embezzlement in all its forms, by wliomsoever committed, but embezzlement by clerks and servants. Mr. Austin is indicted for embezzlement, and acquitted because he comes neither under the description of a clerk nor of a servant! This is the beauty of English law. Now another law will be made, comprehending the embezzlement of treasurers for trusts, or deputytreasurers, agents, or others, and this will do till some undescribed character embezzles, when there will be another failure of justice, and another special law to fill the gap. Such is the perfection of wisdom, excellent in shutting the stable-door wben the steed is stolen. Crime, like time, should be seized by the forelock. Our legislators, however, delight in setting justice to the pleasant and seemly sport of securing the pig by the soaped tail.; and there is, a squeak-an evasion-the prey is gone, and Themis floundering on her back in the mire of iniquity.

Great Curiosity to Ornithologists.-On Wednes. day, Dec, 3, 1828, Mr. J. Symes, of Warminster, shot in his garden a singularly variegated cock sparrow; the head, neck, back, and wings, are beautifully spotted with a diversity of colours, white, red, black, brown, &c. ; under the beak and part of the breast is a resemblance of the starling, and from the breast to the tail is perfectly white. The bird, in a preserved state, is now in the possession of Mr. Symes.

A Sober Public House. At a public-house in the village of Coddenham, in Suffolk, a labourer is rarely allowed to drink more than a pint of beer : if he calls for more, the landlady will let him have, but half-a-pint, and not often even that quantity, telling him, it is as much as he can afford to pay for. Drunkenuess is, consequently, but little known in the house.

Cost of the Redemption of all British Female Slaves.- Were all the inhabitants of the United Kingdom to contribute a yearly payment of only sixpence each, all the female slaves, ander forty years of age might be redeemed from bond. age : and their children being born free, slavery might be extinguished in a single generation. If gold be an antidote for slavery, should we not give, for the ransom of our enslaved brethren, our jewels of silver and our jewels of gold, to basten their deliverance ? that they may go with their young and with their old, with their sons and with their daughters, and that their luttle ones may go roith them? We cannot add, with their flocks and with their herds--for BRITISH slaves have none. The number of female slaves in all our colonies may be estimated at 360,000. Of these the number who are from one day to forty years of age, may be taken to be 300,000. The price of them, at fifty pounds each, which is a very bigh average, would be £15,000,000; which sum, reck: oning the 3 per cents. at 90, would be completely liquidated by a perpetual annuity of half a million,

Just' Claims of British Slaves. What are the claims of British slaves on their fellow-subjects, in return for all the wrongs which they bave hitherto endured ? Common justice requires that they should be prepared for their freedom by the best means, and at the earliest possible period; and that liberty should be given them, as soon as it could be done with advantage to themselves. The question of compensation lies between the planters and the people of England. Petitions, it is true, have been sent to the legislature from all parts of the country, praying for the abolition of slavery ; and yet lit. tle, or nothing, has been done for the relief of the oppressed.- Missionary Register.

Antiquities. The house of Arrius Diomes was the first thing dug out at Pompeii. The remains of this edifice announced it to be one of the most beautiful and convenient buildings. Its interior consists of a large square yard, the portico of which is supported by columns of gypsum. In the middle of this was a small garden, with a railing. Eight rooms on the ground floor look into the yard ; most of them are painted red, the floors laid in with mosaics, and the ceilings flat. Several of them are beautifully decorated with figures and arabesques. On the ground floor a skeleton was found, supposed to be that of the proprietor. He held in one hand a tray, and gold coins and decora. tions in the other. A slave behind him carried a bronze and a silver vase. These two individuals were overtaken and overwhelmed by the volcanic shower in the moment of flight. Below the portico which surrounds the garden, is a subterraneous apartment, perhaps a cellar, where many wine jars were found. Two staircases lead to the upper story, the right side of which only remains standing, which, like all the houses of Pompeii, 18 without corering. In the middle of the house is a covered yard, surrounded with fourteen columns lined with tiles and intaglio, forming a portico with mosaics, The ground floor contains several apartments apparently destined for baths, dining. rooms, bed-rooms, &c.

Bishopric of London. There are thirty ma. nors, two palaces, £8000 a year, and the patronage of thirty-seven livings, attached to the see of London.

The Pope v. Miracles --The Archbishops and Bishops of France had ordered a continuance of forty days' prayer througbout the kingdom, and calculated their ordinance so that the holy time should close on the 17th December, that day being the anniversary of the miraculons appearance of a luminous cross at Migne, in 1826. In order to sanctify the proceeding, the Pope was applied to for a Bull' to declare the luminous cross to be a real miracle : but the Pope sent for the most skilful chemists and natural philosopbers of Rome, and upon their proving that they could produce a similar cross by the aid of certain very common chemical powers, his Holiness is reported to have exclaimed, “As long as I fill the Holy Chair, not a line shall be published in favour of ibe jug. gling at Migne,"

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.. ........ .. . . ..... .. ..... · Ancient Nero Year's Gift.-(From the 'Percy | And is as valuable ; it is a little more nneven in Household Book.)" Item. My Lorde usetu ande staple, but fully as fine in fibre, although rather aceustomyth to gyf yerly, when his Lordshipp is at inclined to mat; this, however, may in part pro. home, to his Myustraills that be daly in his Hous. | ceed from the manner in wbich it has been handled hold, at his Tabret, Lute, ande Rebek, upon New in the cleaning : it is of a good colour, and free Yeres Day in the mornynge, when they doo play at from stain. I have prevailed upon Mr. Angus, the my Ladis Chambre doure for his Lordschipe and manager, and a partner in the Duke-street Twist my Lady, xx. Viz. xiijs. jjijd. for my Lorde, and Company here, to spin this sample of cotton into vjs. viiijd. for my Lady, if she be at my Lords yarn, and he has been at much pains to do it jus. fynd-yoge, and not at her owen. And for playing tice. His experience of it in working, bears me at my Ladis sone and heir Chambre doure, the out in the opinion I had formed both of its quality Lord Percy, ijs. And for playing at the Chambre and value, for it has already produced No. 130 from doures of my Lords younger sonnes, my younge Demerara cotton, and of this, No. 100, 106, 116. Maisters after, viija. the pece for every of them 126, and 136, and reports, that the coarser it is xxiijs. iiijd."

spun, the better is the quality of the yarn, as was Gravel Walks.-The following cheap improve. to be expected. He is also of opinion, that it is ment is recommended in the construction of walks decidedly a better cotton than Egyptian, and being in gardens, lawns, &e. uniting the advantages of much cleaner, more valuable.- As to the cultiva. great hardness, durability, and freedom from tion of this cotton, I think that it ought to be worms and insects. When a new walk is made, or grown upon the richest soil to be met with in the an old one reformed, take the necessary quantity

island, and as much upon the sea-border as possi. of road-scraping, previously dried in the air, and ble, for it is universally found, that the tinest cotreduced as fine as possible ; mix with the heap tons in America are produced on the small islands enough coal-tar from a gas work, so that the whole and salt marshes: there are no directions necesshall be sufficiently saturated, and then add a sary for cleaning it, for that they seem to underquantity of gravel ; with this lay rather a thick stand completely already, the sample sent being as stratum as a foundation, and then cover it with a clean as can be wished, and the cotton very little thin coating of gravel. In a short time the walk injured in the operation. It may be proper, how. will be as bard as a rock, not affected by wet, or ever, just to say, that the less it is handled the bet. disfigured by worms.

ter, and that, provided it is clean, the nearer a state A Floating Farm Yard.-The following sketch of nature, the more favourable for spinning.--Yon of a family dioating down the Ohio on a raft is at mentioned to me that this sample was grown froin once highly graphic and characteristic of inland Sea-island seed, and the seeds remaining among migration in America :-" To-day we passed two

the cotton prove that it was either Sea island or large rafts lashed together, by which simple con

West Indian seed, both of these being smooth on veyance several families from New England were

the surface, and perfectly black in colour. I obtransporting themselves and their property to the serve, however, among the cotton, marks of dete. lands of promise in the western woods. Each raft rioration, either from soil or climate, such as im, was 90 or 90 feet long, with a small house erected perfect seeds, and the green nap, only known in on it, and on each was a stack of hay, round

the back-country of America, and among the upwhich several borses and cowg were feeding. land cottous." while the paraphernalia of a farm-yard, the

Mrs. Elisabeth Forster. Granddaughter of ploughs, waggons, pigs, children, and poultry, Milton.-The following particulars of this last carelessly distributed, gave to the whole more the

relic of the immortal Milton, is from the Birch appearance of a permanent residence, than of a

and Sloane MSS. In the hand-writing of Dr. caravan of adventurers seeking a home. A re

Bireh.-" 1754, May 14, Tuesday, I attended the spectable looking old lady, with spectacles on her

funeral, and performed the office of interring Mrs. nose, was seated on a chair at the door of one of Elizabeth Forster, grand-danghter of John Milton, the cabins, employed in knitting ; another feinale and the last of his descendants. She died at her was at the wash-tub; the men were chewing their house, the sign of the Thatched House, in Isling. tobacco with as much complacency as if they had

ton, of an asthma and dropsy, on Thursday after. been in the land of steady habits,' and the vari. noon, May 9th. She was born in Ireland, in No. ous family avocations seemed to go on like clock. vember 1688, and was abont 15 years of age when work. In this manner these people travel at a she came to England, and married Mr. Forster in slight expense. They bring their own provisions ;

1719. She was buried in a vault in Tindall's their raft floats with the current ; and honest

ground in Bunhill Fields.” In addition to this is Jonathan, surrounded with his scolding, grunting,

the following notice in the Mirror, No. 40, July squalling, and neighing dependents, floats to the 26, 1823:-“ Mrs. Forster, grand-daughter to Mil. point proposed, without leaving his own fire-side, ton, kept a chandler's shop ar Lower Holloway, and on his arrival there, may step on shore with some years, and died at Islington May 9th, 1754, his house, and commence business, like a certain in the 66th year of her age, and by her death all grave personage, who, on his marriage with a rich Milton's family became extinct. She had lived widow, said he had nothing to do but to walk in, many years in a low way, and was at last depressed and hang up his bat.' "-Letters from the West. with poverty, and the infirmities of old age. It

Curious Invention. A mathematical instru does not appear that any of her grandfather's ment-maker at Paris, of the name of Conti, has

admirers took any notice of her till 1750, when, conceived the notion of a portable instrument, on the 5th of April that year, Comus was reprewhich be calls 'a tachygraph, by means of which sented at Drury-lane Theatre, with a new Pro. any person may write, or rather print, as fast as logue by Johnson, and spoken by Garrick, for her any other person can speak. if such an instru. benefit, which produced her about £130. ment can be brought to perfection, of what im Lines, supposed by Milton.-The following Line's mense value will it be to parliamentary reporters!

on a glass at the — , at Chalfort, in Bucks, are M. Conti, Showever, like many other ingenious supposed to be written at the time of the plague in men, is not rich. He calculates the expense of 1665:constructing a single instrument at 600 francs ;

Fair mirrour of foul times, whose fragile scene and he has applied to the Academie des Sciences for pecuniary assistance.

Shall as it blazeth, break, while Providence,

His request having been referred to the consideration of a committee,

Hye watching o'er his saints, with Eye unseen, & very favourable report bas been made upon it.

Spreads the red rod of angry Pestilence,

To drive the wicked, and their counsels, hence. Nero South Wales Cotton.(By Mr. Buchanan.) The sample of cotton from Dr, Hooker, said to e the produce of New South Wales, appears to

Yea, all to break the Pride of Lustful Kings, a

Who Heaven's Love reject for brutisb sense, , We, as a cotton broker, to be a very beautiful arti. cie, and the first of the kind I have seen.

As erst he scourg'd Jesside's sin of yore, i In

For the fair Hittite, when on sera ph's wings, neral appearance, it resembles the finer sam. From the Dutch colonies, more than any thing

He sent him War, or Plague, or Famine sore, :)" else I am acquainted with, (say Demerara,) &e.

Birch and Sloane Mss."

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