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provoked atrocity of its aggression, has By Thomas Wray. 12mo. pp. 56. been equalled only by the murderous in. Simpkin.- What the learned of Camroads of a Jenghiz Khan, or a Timour. bridge may have thought respecting the Although the miseries depicted in this doggerel rhynies recently published by a volume were caused partly by the north Bachelor of Trinity, we are not able to ern winter, and partly by the fierce say ; but, certainly, a more contemptible wrath of an angered people, they were effusion in the garb of poesy never dis. aggravated most fearfully by the cruel graced our learned Universities in the policy of the flying Chief, in laying most bigoted and superstitious times. waste the

resources of the country The sentiments embodied in Mr. Wray's through which he passed, regardless that remarks are certainly better than the the greater part of the suffering thus in poetry in which they are clothed; and flicted fell upon his own followers. although the “ Village Carpenter” may Happy indeed for Europe, that she now be alike “to fortune and to fame unknows comparatively little of war, but known," his offerings at the shrine of from the annals of her historians. Let the favourite muse are far more honour. the Gospel of Christ be diffused abroad able to himself than are those stupid, by a prayerful and a pure church, and nonsensical versicles of Mr. Neale to soon will universal peace prevail. The vo their author. lume before us is excellently prepared, The Pulpit Cyclopædia, and Chris and cannot fail to find a large circu. tian Ministers' Companion. By the lation.

Author of Sketches and Skeletons of Sights in Spring. Tract Society. Sermons, fc. Vol. I. 8vo. pp. xii, 344. A useful manual, intended to teach Hloulston and Stoneman. This is cer. young people “how to observe." Many tainly one of the least objectionable of of our readers will remember a work, the works of this description that we entitled, “ Eyes, and no Eyes; or, The have been called to notice; and to Art of Seeing.” A youngster, on a ho those who are not in the ministry, and liday afternoon, went to Broom-heath, have to address congregations on the and round by the wind-mill on Camp- Sabbath, after having been engaged Mount, and home through the meadows during the preceding week in secular by the river-side ; and complained that concerns, it may be serviceable. Neverthe walk was wretchedly dull, he would theless, we confess ourselves to be among rather have gone along the turnpike the number to whom the author alludes road! Another boy found the walk truly in his preface, who think that publicapleasant; for he observed the mistletoe tions of this kind have a fearful tendency growivg out of the old oak-tree, the to promote mental indolence, and a neg. birds, the flowers of the heath, and lectful inattention to their own powers brought home a variety of interesting and capacities. Let a young Minister objects ! How much do young persons

bind himself to the wheels of such a lose for want of rightly using their eyes ! system as this, and then, farewell to all The “Sights in Spring ” will materi.

originality of thought! farewell to that ally aid our juvenile friends in learning study of the sacred Scriptures, which to observe.

produced such men as Chilling worth, Peace attained. A brief Memoir of Owen, Barrow, Jackson, Baxter, Howe, Mrs...

Tract Society.--An in and a host of others, which cur space will structive record of the power of divine not allow us to name. grace, worthy of being found in the closet; A Letter in Defence of those Members as it is admirably adapted to refresh and of the Church of England, who hold strengthen the devotional feelings of the that not all the Baptized, but as many sincere believer.

as are led by the Spirit of God, are the Sunday-School Rhymes, and other Sons of God.By Henry Walter, B.D., Metrical Pieces. By a Teacher. 32mo. and F. R. S., Rector of Hasilbury pp. 128. Houlston and Stoneman.-A Bryan, fo. 12mo, pp. 72. Seeleys.creditable and useful compilation.

This is an ably written tract, in which We are Seven: or, the Little Mourner the author points out the unscripturalness Comforted. By Elizabeth Maria Lloyd. of the Tractarian doctrine of sacramental 18mo. pp. 48. Wertheim.--An affecting salvation, and defends himself, and those narrative, decply imbued with sound who think with him, from the insinuevangelical truth.

ations of the party which he opposes, A Village Carpenter's Poetical Re that persons of his opinion are careless murks on Songs and Ballads for the as to the use, in family instruction, of People, by the Rer. John M. Veale, the Lord's Prayer, Ten Commandments, B.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge." &c. At the same time, it is evident that

the well-known language of the formu- writer, in a good spirit, amply justifies laries of the Church, hangs as a dead the conduct of such as himself, to whom weight upon him. The fearfully evil the question which he gives as his title, effect of the irsertion of the expressions may be proposed. He rightly argues : to which they refer, whether caused by If I am out of the Church, how can I be an, as yet, indistinct perception of the a schismatic? If I be a member of truth, or a desire to conciliate opponents, Christ, and belong to a congregation of of a constrained submission to secular faithful men, having the pure word of and unevangelical authority, becomes God, and the sacraments, and be pracevery day mure apparent. In reading tically a follower of peace with all men, the writings of the Reformers, we some still how can I be a schismatic ? Не times meet with language on regene argues, too, that it is the duty of a ration' as correct as we could wish, and church to provide full means of spiritual then, in a page or two, with language improvement, and of a private Christian, altogether inconsistent; and thus, both to be a member of the church which, in parties appeal to them. The Reformers, his honest opinion, does so most effect. however, must not be described as be ually; and that, heing so, he is no schislonging to the Tractarian school ; for matic. The writer, as he takes religious however incorrectly they sometimes ex ground, preserves a suitable spirit. pressed themselves, they frequently spoke The Brethren." An Eaamination most luminously of the regeneration which of the Opinions and Practices of the implies a real change from sin to holi. new Sect, usually denominated, Plyness, and is effected by the Spirit of God, mouth Brethren.By C. T. Rust. through the instrumentality of evange 12mo. pp. 92. Simpkins.—A calm and lical truth.

lucid exposition-exposure, we might The Character of Miriam : a Sermon. say-of the principles of the party to By the Rev. W. J. Hall, Rector of the whom the writer refers. In a day when United Parishes of St. Benet, and St. it is rendered necessary to defend the Peter. 8vo. pp. 41. H. Wix.—The right of private judgment, an exemplidiscourse is founded on Exodus xv. 20, fication of the necessity of exercising it and examines the character of Miriam with proper regard to its responsibilities under three heads,-her devoted affec may be very instructive. In reading tion, pious exultation, and wicked sedi. Mr. Rust's clear and impressive statetion. On all these subjects the Preacher ments, we seem to have pointed out to is devoutly impressive and practical, us the fearful mischiefs produced by the When, under the guidance of truth, the indulgence of the self-confidence of what lessons of Scripture examples are elicited is most truly a private spirit. from the recorded facts, as Mr. Hall has Introductory Book of the Sciences, done in this useful sermon, the effect can adapted for the use of Schools, and scarcely fail to be beneficial.

Private Students. In two Parts. Sir Lectures on the Evidences of the I. Physical Sciences. II. Natural Christian Religion, recently delivered Sciences. By James Nicol. Illustrated in London. By T. S. Honiborne. 8vo. by Engravings on Wood. 12mo. pp. 144. pp. 74. Braine and Payne. On such Simpkin.The design of this unprea subject, novelty is scarcely to be ex tending but confessedly very useful pubpected. The object of the presentlication, is to furnish a short, yet never: lecturer has evidently been to state in theless connected and comprehensive, his own way, and, as no doubt he con. view of this department of knowledge, sidered, suitably to the character of his and to serve as an introduction to more audience, what has been said repeatedly, extensive investigation. The first Part and which it is the duty of those who are contains a well-digested exhibition of " set for the defence of the Gospel" so to the important laws of the material unistudy, as to have the substance wrought verse, with their application either to the up into their own thoughts and feelings. works of art, or the explanation of The arguments, as far as they go, are natural phenomena. The second Part good, and well stated; though we con embraces a sketch of the history of fess we should have liked a more decided nature, in the three great kingdoms of infusion of that which is essentially the minerals, comprising the land, water, and erangelism of the Christian religion. atmosphere, of plants and animals, con

Why did you leave the Church? A cluding with men, the head of the earthly Dialogue between a Clergyman of the creation. As an introduction, the volume Church of England, and a Wesleyan promises to be of great practical utility. Methodist. 12mo. Boston. (Linc.) J. The Kingdom of Ileaven among Hewill.--A plain tract, in which the Children: or, Twenty-five Narratives


of a religious Awakening in a School intelligent youth, by reference to things in Pomerania. From the German, by which are familiar. We advise our Charlotte Clarke. 18mo. pp. vi, 82. readers to open this “ writing-desk," and Wertheim.-The translator informs us, to examine its contents. We have been that the compiler of the narratives con• instructed and amused in so doing, and tained in this work, is well known to wish others to enjoy the pleasure which the Count Von-der Recke Von Volmer. we realized ourselves. stein, whose excellent institution for The History of Christianity ; from orphans and destitute children, at Düssel its Promulgation to its legal Establishthal Abbey, near Dusseldorf, has made ment in the Roman Empire. By W. him known to a large part of the Christian Cooke Taylor, LL. D., Trin. Coll., public, as a faithful, self-denying fol Dublin. 12mo. pp. vii, 351. J. W. lower of his Lord and Saviour; and to Parker.- We have perused this volume him the manuscript was given, to be with considerable interest, and judge its printed at the press of Düsselthal, should contents to be admirably fitted for exhe consider it calculated to be useful to tensive usefulness, While we would the many souls committed to his charge, not pledge ourselves for the correctness as well as to others into whose hands it of every sentiment, to which the author might fall. Particulars of the above has given utterance, the work is well mentioned Institution, may be found in qualified to make men holy, useful, and the history of Düsselthal Abbey, pub- happy. lished by Nisbet, and sold for the benefit Christian Union: or, Practical Sugof the establishment. These narratives gestions for Promoting the Exercise and are distinguished by much Christian Manifestation of Brotherly Lore, among simplicity, and evangelical truth, and the various Denominations of Evangelical cannot fail to do good among the juve Protestants ; respectfully and earnestly nile portion of our Protestant congre submitted to the Ministers and Members gations.

of the Churches. By J. Leifchild, The Theatre. A Discourse on Thea. D.D. 12mo. pp. 48. T. Ward and Co. trical Amusements, and Dramatic -An excellent tract, which we have Literature. Delivered in St. Michael's great pleasure in recommending. Church, Bath, on Sunday Evening, Essays on some of the Prophecies of January 7th, 1844. By the Rev. John Holy Scripture, which remain to be fulEast, M. A., Rector of the Parish. filled. By E. G. Marsh, A.M., Canon Second Edition. 8vo. pp. 28. Hamilton of Southwell, fc. Essay the First. On and Co.-A truth-telling and interesting the First Resurrection. 8vo. Pp.

32. discourse, on an important subject. Seeleys.

The Writing-Desk and its Contents ; Essays, fc. By E. G. Marsh, e. taken as a Text for the familiar Illus Essay the Second. On the Day of tration of many important facts in Judgment. 8vo. pp. 31. Seeleys. Natural History and Philosophy. By These “ Essays” refer to a volume of Thomas Griffiths, Author of Recreations Lectures, by certain Clergymen of the in Chemistry, fc. 12mo. pp. viii, 103. “ Personal Reign" school, and are in J. W. Parker. We have been amused opposition to their statements. Without with some of the initiatory sentences of any particular profundity, of which, this unassuming, but deeply interesting, perhaps, neither the subject, as considered volume. “ What shall I write upon ?” under one aspect, nor the opponents, ad. was the exclamation of a poet, (Cowper,) mitted, they are calmly and impresat fault for a theme.“ Write upon the sively argumentative.

Amongst the sofa,” was the playful rejoinder of his Wesleyans, there is no particular call for friend ; and thus originated a delightful such refutations ; but in many parts of poem.

“ What shall I write upon ?' the Anglican Church, they may be cirexclaimed the author of the volume before culated advantageously. At the same us, when suddenly called upon for a con time, we cannot help saying, that these tribution to a literary periodical. “Write Essays should have been put into one upon the writing-desk,” replied his pamphlet. By a little typographical friend ; and the advice was literally fol management, this might have been done lowed. The philosophy of writing, with not the slightest enlargement of materials was considered, and an attempt size. Two sheets would have held the made to convey scientific information to whole.



(To the Editor of the Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine.) On March 1st, a very neat and com Through the perseverance and indefatimodious Wesleyan chapel was opened in gable exertions of the latter, indeed, the Thurles, in the Roscrea Circuit, Ire- house has been completed. The cost is land, by the Rev. Messrs. Croggon and £350; of which the sum of £250 has Reilly, who preached very excellent been raised, leaving a debt of only one and appropriate sermons, Mr. Croggon hundred pounds. It is about thirty from Gen. xxviii. 17, and Mr. Reilly years since the Wesleyan Ministers from John i. 29. The building is commenced preaching in Thurles, durthirty-four feet by twenty-five; and will ing which time Mr. Lester and his afford sittings for about one hundred excellent wife have been the ardentlyand thirty persons.

There is a very

attached and unwavering friends of good school-room ; there are also apart. Methodism there. In one of the rooms ments for a Master under it. Mr. of his house, religious service was conCroggon intends as soon as possible to ducted nearly the whole of that time; fix a suitable person here ; and in no and this was under circumstances not part of Ireland, so far as a scriptural only of personal insult, but of considereducation is concerned, is a school more able pecuniary loss, arising from exclu. Fanted. It is orie of the strong-holds of sive dealing, &c. With our additional Popery in the far-famed county of Tip- advantages, we trust we shall enjoy a perary. The building does great credit larger share of the prospering blessing of to the architect, Mr. Tinsley, of Clon- Almighty God. mel, and to Mr. Lester, of Thurles.



INSCRIPTION ON THE ROSETTA- among the relics of Egypt, on rocks, on STONE.-Another discovered at Meroe. the walls of buildings of every kind, on

- To those who remember the value of mummy-cases, and on papyri; and it is the inscription on the Rosetta-stone, im- evident that whatever could extend or add perfect as it was, as affording to Cham to this key, must be of the utmost value. pollion and Dr. Young the clue for the “ It was interpreted, that the Rosetta labyrinth of Egyptian hieroglyphics, inscription had also been set up in other the following information will be as temples; and the learned expressed a interesting, as it is important to those hope that, in the course of time, one or who are actually engaged in these not more of them might reward the research only difficult but perplexing investiga- of zealous antiquaries. That hope has tions :-“ We rejoice to announce the been fulfilled. Dr. Lepsius has discomost important discovery which has pro- vered another copy of the Rosetta inbably ever yet been made in the records scription at Meroe. The hieroglyphic and literature of ancient Egypt. Every part is unus

nusually perfect; and so, we are reader is acquainted with the history informed, is the other Egyptian writing. of the celebrated Rosetta-stone, and the Now, then, the three legends may be happy surmise of Dr. Young, that the compared throughout ; and we hesitate trilingual inscriptions on that interesting not to say, that this is likely to create a monument were three versions of the great revolution, by a vast accession to same subject. Following out this idea, our means of knowledge in the literature mutilated as all the Egyptian part of the and history of the country, so truly stone is, he found that what remained, called the cradle of mankind. It is a and could be deciphered, was identical gratifying circumstance, that the noble with the Greek text. Hence our grand expedition of the King of Prussia should key to the translation of the bieroglyphic have met with this return. Copies of characters, and hieratic writings found the inscription have, we understand,


been made for Berlin; but the main fact venty-two; the King of the French, sewas communicated by letter to his Ex. venty; the Pope, seventy. Above sixty, cellency the Chevalier Bunsen, the Prus. the King of Wurtemburg, the Elector of sian Minister in London.”—Literary Hesse Cassel, the Grand Dukes of Hesse Gazette.

Darmstadt, Mecklenburg Strelitz, AldenVARIATIONS OF TIME. Among the burg, and Saxe Weimar. Above fifty, matters incidentally introduced at the last the Emperor of Austria, the Kings of meeting of the British Association, was Bavaria, Denmark, Belgium, and Holthe subject of the propriety of employing land. Above forty, the Emperor of a uniform scale of time along the differ. Russia, the Kings of Prussia, Saxony, ent lines of railway in the kingdom, by and Sardinia, and the Grand Duke of the adoption of the time of the Royal Tuscany. Above thirty, the King of Observatory at Greenwich, through Naples. Above twenty, Queen Victowhich passes the first meridian of longi ria, the Sultan, the King of Greece, the tude employed by British Geographers. Queen of Portugal, the Grand Duke of The difference of longitude, even in Mecklenburg Schwerin, and the Duke of England, causes a very considerable Nassau. Under twenty, but one, the variation in time in different parts of the Queen of Spain, who is but thirteen and country ; and the results of ninety-one a half. The western world is the region chronometrical measurements were stated of republics. The only Sovereign is the by way of illustration. (As 360 degrees Emperor of Brazil ; still a boy,,eighare equal to 24 hours, 15 degrees are teen his last birth-day.--Public Papers. equal to 1 hour, and I degree to 4 QUEEN ELIZABETH SUFFERING minutes.) East of Greenwich, as the FROM THE TOOTHACH E.-There were places come earlier to the meridian, time found at Islington, concealed in the is before it, or fast; while, west of house of a Catholic Priest, three waxen Greenwich, as the places come later to images of the Queen, and two of her the meridian, time is after it, or slow. chief Councillors, which it was said were In Cambridge, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, intended to be operated upon in a diaKent, and the eastern half of Sussex, bolical

for her destruction. time is before Greenwich, that is, too Much at the same time Her Majesty fast, in relation to Greenwich time; was attacked with such grievous toothwhile, in the other counties, lying to the ache, that nothing could mitigate the west, the time is after Greenwich, that is, torture she endured ; and she obtained too slow. Thus, when the sun-dial indi. no rest, either by night or day. Some cates noon at Greenwich, it will be 5' 16' persons attributed these sufferings to the past twelve at Dover ; while at South- malign magic that had been employed ampton it will be 5' 36" short of twelve. against her. Her Physicians held a The following is a list of some of the consultation on the royal malady ; and, places mentioned :-East of Greenwich, instead of devising a remedy for her or too fast: Paris, 9' 21"; Dover, 5' relief, fell to disputing among them16"; Hastings, 230'' ; Tunbridge selves on the cause of her indisposition, Wells, l' 1", Brighton, Oʻ 32'.


and the medicines most advisable to use. of Greenwich, or too slow: St. Paul's, The Lords of the Council then took the 0' 23; Peterborough, O' 58" ; Hampton matter in hand ; and decided on sending Court, l'20"; Beverley, l' 42'; Lin for an “outlandish Physician, of the coln, 2' 4" ; Northampton, 3' 36' ; York name of John Antony Fenatus," who and Portsmouth, 4' 24"; Southampton, was celebrated for curing this agonizing 5' 36" ; Coventry, 6' 1"; Leeds, 6' 4"; pain ; but as it was a perilous thing to Warwick, 6' 20"; Birmingham, 7' 23"; intrust the sacred person of a Sovereign, Manchester, ' 0”; Appleby, J0' 0"; so suspicious of plots against her life by Shrewsbury, 10' 56' ; Kendal, 11' 0"; poison, as Elizabeth, to the discretion of Lancaster, U' 20"; Liverpool, ll 30"; a foreign practitioner, “who might posChester, 11' 32"; Oswestry, 128"; sibly be a Jew, or even a Papist,” they Edinburgh, 12 43" ; Holyhead, 16' 14"; would not permit him to see Her MaCarmarthen, 17' 16'' ; Cardigan, 18' jesty, but required him to write his pre40"; Truro, 20' 6''; Falmouth, 20' 12''; scription. Dublin, 25' 31".- Railway Times.

Fenatus composed a long and elaboSOVEREIGNS OF EUROPE. On a rate Latin letter in reply ; declaring, in general glance at the ages of Monarchs the first place, his unworthiness to come and ruling Princes, of the fifty-two So. after such great Physicians; and then vereigns of Europe, four are upwards of prescribing divers remedies, but with the seventy years old ; the King of Sweden, intimation, that if the tooth were hollow, eighty-one; the King of Hanover, se when all was said and done, it was best


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