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J52. On the outside of the nine stages Royal Exchange; Chester and Clarence
there are 128 lamps ; and below, in the Terraces, Regent's Park; Triumphal
centre of the octagonal hall, twelve por Arch, Hyde Park Corner. Composite-
celain lamps. Above they illuminate Uxbridge House. Caryatides-Porches
the thirty-three heavens, and below they of St. Pancras. Romanesque-Church
enlighten both the good and the bad at Training-School, Chelsea. Pointed
among men.
On the top are two copper

or Gothic-Westminster Abbey ; Tem-
boilers, weighing 1,200 lbs., and a dish ple Church, Italian Travellers' and
of 600 lbs.' weight, placed there in order Reform Club Houses. PORTICOES-
constantly to avert human calamities. Distyle in antis: St. Mark's, North
This pagoda has been the glory of the Audley-street. Tetrastyle : Covent
ages since Yung-lo rebuilt and beautified Garden Theatre ; Hanover Chapel, Re-
it ; and, as a monument of imperial gra gent-street. Tetrastyle in antis: Law
titude, it is called the Temple of Grati Institution. Herastyle : St. Martin's ;
tude. The expense of its erection was St. George's, Hanover-square, and
2,485,484 Chinese ounces of silver, equi- Bloomsbury ; St. Pancras; Post-Office ;
valent to 150,000l. sterling. There are College of Surgeons ; Colosseum. Oc-
in this pagoda, as a charm against malig- tastyle : National Gallery ; Royal Ex-
nant influences, one carbuncle ; as a change. Decastyle: University College.
preservative from water, one pearl ; from -Barrington's Pocket Manual of Fo-
fire, one pearl ; from wind, one pearl ; reign Architecture.
from dust, one pearl; with several ORIGIN OF THE NAMES OF THE
Chinese translations of Sanscrit books AMERICAN STATES.-Maine was
relating to Buddha and Buddhism.” called as early as 1638, from Maine in
Lecompte, in_his Journey through France, of which Henrietta Maria,
China, says, “ The wall at the bottom is Queen of England, was at that time pro-
at least twelve feet thick. The staircase prietor. New Hampshire was the name
is narrow and troublesome, the steps given to the territory conveyed by the
being very high; the ceiling of each room Plymouth Company to Captain John
is beautified with paintings, and the Mason, by patent, November 7th, 1639,
walls of the upper rooms have several with reference to the patentee, who was
niches full of carved idols. There are Governor of Portsmouth, in Hampshire,
several Priests or Bonzes attached to the England. Vermont was so called by the
building, to keep it in order, and illu inhabitants, in their Declaration of In-
minate it on festival occasions. This is dependence, January 16th, 1777, from
effected by means of lanterns made of the French verd, green,

and mont, thin oyster-shells, used by the Chinese “ mountain.” Massachusetts, from instead of glass. These are placed at tribe of Indians in the neighbourhood of each of the eight angles, on every story, Boston. The tribe is thought to have and the effect of the subdued light on derived its name from the Blue Hills of the highly reflective surface of the tower Milton : “I have learned,” says Roger is very striking and beautiful. Williams, “ that Massachusetts was so Gentleman's Magazine.

called from the Blue Hills." Rhode ARCHITECTURE. Buildings in Island was named in 1644, in reference London in which the different styles to the Island of Rhodes in the Mediter. are exemplified.Egyptian-Egyptian ranean. Connecticut was so called from Hall, Piccadilly. Tuscan-St. Paul's, the Indian name of its principal river; Covent Garden, and Buckingham Water New-York, in reference to the Duke of Gate. Doric-Entrance to London and York and Albany, to whom this territory Birmingham Railway Station; New was granted. Pennsylvania was named, Buildings at British Museum ; Colos. in 1681, after William Penn. Delaseum ; Hanover Terrace, Regent's ware, in 1703, from Delaware Bay, on Park; Waterloo Bridge. Ionic - St. which it lies, and which received its Mark's, North Audley-street; St. Pan name from Lord De la War, who died cras Church ; Church in Regent-square; in this bay. Maryland, in honour of India House ; Hanover Chapel, Regent Henrietta Maria, Queen of Charles I., in street, Portico ; New Post-Office; his patent to Lord Baltimore, June 30th, Portico of College of Surgeons; Law 1632. Virginia was named, in 1584, Institution; Custom House; White after Elizabeth, the virgin Queen of hall; College of Physicians ; Piccadilly England. Carolina, by the French, in Entrance to Hyde Park. Corinthian 1564, in honour of King Charles IX. of St. Paul's; St. Stephen's, Walbrook ; France. Georgia, in 1772, in honour of Tower of St. Philip's, Regent-street; King George TIÍ. Alabama, in 1817, Somerset House ; Mansion House ; from its principal river. Mississippi, in

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1800, from its western boundary. Mis of men.” Indiana, in 1802, from the sissippi is said to denote Kie, “whole American Indians. Ohio, in 1802, from river," that is, the river formed by the its southern boundary. Missouri, in union of many. Louisiana, so called in 1821, from its principal river. Michigan, honour of Louis XVI. of France. named, in 1805, from the lake on its Tennessee, in 1796, from its principal borders. Arkansas, in 1819, from its river : the word Tennessee is said to principal river. Florida was so called signify “a curved spoon." Kentucky, by Juan Ponse Le Leon, in 1372, be. in 1782, from its principal river. Illi cause it was discovered on Easter Sun. nois, in 1809, from its principal river. day; in Spanish, Pascus Florida... The word is said to signity “ the river Simmonds's Colonial Magazine.

OBITUARY.

1. Died, January 12th, 1811, at thirty-three years. She was married in Lindley, near Huddersfield, in the fifty- the year 1810; and the responsibility seventh year of her age, Mrs. Rhoda of a parent, and the care of a numerous Haigh, the wife of Mr. James Haigh, family, afterwards devolved upon her. and mother of the Rev. James S. She became the mother of nine children, Haigh, Wesleyan Minister.

She was one of whom died in infancy. She born at Brockwell, in Sowerby, in the watched over her children with a moparish of Halifax.

Her father was a ther's tenderness, and assiduously en. Churchman; her mother was a member deavoured to promote their temporal of the Methodist society, as were also comfort, and eternal welfare ; while, her maternal grandfather and grandmo- conscious of the feebleness and inefther, who attended the ministry of the ficiency of human efforts, she constantly venerable Messrs. Wesley and White. implored on their behalf the aid of difield whenever, in their journeyings, vine grace. A great part of her enlarged they visited the neighbourhood. Ву desire was gratified in seeing them their hand she was frequently led to all associated with the Christian church. hear the Wesleyan Ministers. For Her health began to fail in March, 1835. some years, however, the gaieties of life From that time she was unable to attend counteracted the religious impressions to her usual family duties as she had produced through the medium of the been accustomed to do. Her disease Wesleyan ministry; but she learned proved to be a deflection of the spine ; that she was a sinner, and “must be and this painful complaint contined born again, or die to all eternity." Re. her to her bed, in a helpless state, for flections of this kind induced her to forin about two

years; but she bore the resolutions to devote herself to God; affliction with Christian patience. Con. but the vanities of the world still at trary, however, to expectation,

pleased tracted her attention, and her resolutions God to restore her to partial health, and were not carried into effect. At this to enable her again, in some degree, 10 period of her history, Mr. Jonathan attend to the duties of her station. For Saville, a Local Preacher at Halifax, a few months she had to attend, as her called at her father's house, and spoke health permitted, to the sick bed of her to her on the necessity of a preparation youngest daughter, who died about six for a better world; his faithful admoni. weeks previous to her own decease. In tion made an impression which never December, 1840, she again began to be entirely wore off, and she was, for a worse ; and it was found that water had length of time, almost persuaded to be begun to collect in the chest; and her a Christian ; when the Rev. Abraham constitution being weakened by previous E. Farrar happened to preach an occa affliction, it was evident that her sickness sional sermon at Sowerby chapel, where would be unto death. She received the she regularly attended. From this time announcement of this without dismay, she resolved to seek the Lord with all knowing in whom she had believed. her heart, and to live for eternity. She Her breathing became more and more did so, and became altogether a Chris. difficult, until Tuesday, January 12th ; tian. She joined the Wesleyan society, during which day, as she was able, she and continued a consistent member to gave directions with calmness and comthe day of her death, a period of about posure concerning some matters to which

she desired that attention might be paid public addresses he was siniple, earnest, after her decease ; and expressed a wish and impressive; the love of God and that her son, who was at a distance, the atonement of Christ were his favour. should not be sent for to the funeral, on its topics ; and on these he would dwell account of the severity of the weather. with peculiar emphasis, His labours were Towards evening she became gradually not in vain, as he was instrumental in worse, until she breathed her last without winning souls to Christ. In connexion a sigh, and calmly fell asleep in Christ. with his usefulness, we must not omit The character of her religious expe the interesting and important fact, that rience was that of humble dependence on he was the means, under God, of the the divine mercy. She ever manifested conversion of his partner in lite ; who, a deep sense of her own unworthiness, and from being an avowed enemy of Methodrecognised the atonement of the Saviour ism, became a consistent and useful as her only ground of confidence. She member of the society, maintained her was much attached to the Wesleyan integrity forty-four years, and died a society, and listened to its ministry with happy Christian. The extent of his self-application. She highly appreciated usefulness, however, will not be known the institution of class-meetings; and, till the secrets of the great decisive day at some periods of her life, regularly are revealed. Mr. Luckett underwent walked a considerable distance to enjoy various trials, which he endured with the benefit of them.

much resignation : the affliction which JANES S. HAIGH. terminated his earthly pilyrimage con

fined him to his bed eleven months, 2. Died, January 12th, at Over-Nor- during which time his sufferings were freton, in the Chipping-Norton Circuit, quently intense ; but he bore them with Mr. William Luckett, aged seventy-two. great patience. The constant tenor of He had been a member of the Wesleyan his experience was a calm repose in God; society forty-seven years, filled the while “Glory be to God, glory be to office of Class-Leader forty-four, and God," seemed to be the constant lanwas engaged as a Local Preacher thirty- guage of his soul; and these words he one. He was converted to God, when would frequently utter in the most emabout twenty-five years of age. The phatic manner; and hence, in sickness, conviction of sin which led to his con as in health, he evidenced the power and version, was produced in his mind by blessedness of the religion of Jesus attending a prayer-meeting in the vil. Christ. His Christian friends (and they lage: he felt his need of mercy, and were many) who visited him in his earnestly implored it. He continued to affliction, esteemed it a great privilege wrestle with God for the bestowment to listen to his pious ejaculations, his of this blessing for some time; when, spiritual counsels, and the statements of upon his being enabled to abandon bis deep experience in the things of every sin, and to surrender his heart God. They have, indeed, frequently fully to God, by faith in the great sacri experienced the truth of the poet's refice of his Saviour, he entered into the mark, that happy liberty of God's children; and ever after enjoyed an unsbaken confi

“ The chamber where the good man meets his

fate dence in God, as his reconciled Father

Is privileged beyond the common walks through Christ. As a private Chris

Of virtuous life, close on the verge of heaven." tian he was most exemplary, having his conversation as becometh the Gos. He enjoyed a full assurance of hope to pel, being devout in his general de the end, and fell asleep in Jesus. meanour, and serious, yet cheerful, in

John TUCKER. his manners. In the church he was an example to believers in conversation 3. Died, at Northampton, January and purity ; and in the world a “living 15th, Anne Maria, wife of Alderman epistle, known and read of all men.” Adnitt. Mrs. Adnitt, whose maiden As a Leader, he was faithful and affec name was Baalam, was born at North. tionate in his admonitions and counsels ampton in the year 1773. Her family to the respective members of his class moved in a respectable sphere of life, In this sphere of usefulness he was a being upon terms of intimacy with the great blessing to many ; he was a guide late Dr. Percy, Bishop of Dromore, to faithful souls, as well by example as

with whom her mother maintained a by precept. In the capacity of a Local correspondence. Miss Baalam Preacher, he was proverbial for atten brought up to an attendance upon the tion to his appointments, and to the established Church; but though she obdiscipline of the Connexion. In his served the forms, she was destitute of

was

the power, of religion. In her youth she spent much of her time in attendance upon scenes of ainusement.

She was only eighteen when she first entered the married state; and, after that event, she continued as thoughtless as before. She was a “lover of pleasure more than a lover of God.” But very soon the Almighty began to prepare her by affliction for the reception of his grace. After a union of six years, her husband died, and left her a young widow with one child; but her temporal afflictions were made to work out her spiritual good. About this time she became acquainted with Mrs. Boon, an old Methodist, a person of great intelligence and worth, as well as of primitive simplicity and zeal. Mrs. Boon invited her to the Wesleyan chapel, then a small building in King-street. She became convinced of sin ; a change immediately took place in her manners and appear. ance; she joined the society, and in a short time was made the partaker of converting grace.

This must have taken place previous to the year 1800, as at the time of her death she had been a member of the society upwards of fortythree years. Her occasional papers upon the subject of her Christian experience exhibit deep humility, a severe judgment of herself, anxiety to be on the right foundation, and to “grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of God.” After a widowhood of about ten years, she again entered into the married state ; and in conjunction with her husband, rendered no small service to the infant cause of Methodism in Northampton. They were chiefly instrumental, in connexion with two other noble-minded individuals, in the erection of the present spacious chapel, and went through no small measure of anxiety and reproach purely for the sake of Christ. It was not without many exercises of mind, and some sacrifices, in which our friend bore her full share, that the building was brought to completion ; and the indivi. duals who undertook its responsibilities are worthy of honourable record. But for their faith and zeal, Methodism would not have presented the prosperous aspect which it happily does. In 1817 she was made a Class-Leader, and dis. charged, to the great satisfaction and edifi. cation of her members, the duties of that office for more than twenty-three years. Though frequently afflicted during the latter part of her life, her last illness was short. It was her expressed wish that it should be so; and the Almighty saw fit to gratify her. She had the impression some months before she was con

fined to her room, that the approach of the last enemy was near. This made her frequently review her past life; look narrowly into the state of her heart, and examine the foundation upon which she was building her hopes. And though all who knew her would have pronounced her life to be exemplary, she felt that she had cause to humble her. self before God. Her disposition was diffident, and the enemy of souls took advantage of it to assault her faith, and at times she was distressed with many fears. But some time previous to her death, a promise was applied very strongly to her mind, wbich ever after gave her great comfort: “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” In relating the circumstance to the writer, she said she had frequently been prevented from taking that comfort from the promises which they were designed to afford; but in this instance she dare not doubt, as it was added, as if in reproof of her unbelief, “ Believest thou this ?” As her end drew near, she was enabled more clearly to recognise the presence of God with her in the “dark valley.” Conscious that the hand of death was upon her, she contemplated her dissolution with calmness ; signified that Christ was every thing to her, and that she could trust him. She even attained to more than peace,—she could triumphantly rejoice. There are two things worthy of being mentioned, for which she was preeminent,~ love to the holy Scriptures, and closet devotion. Her Bible was read with regularity, and well-worn. And when pain and weakness bad caused her to move with slow and trembling steps, still might she be seen

at her stated seasons betaking herself to her closet, when certainly « flesh and blood" would have said to her, “Spare thyself." The Rev. James Gill, who knew her well, in a letter to her bereaved husband, says, “She was

a good woman, a sincere Christian, upright in her profession, living to God, living by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Your loss is ber eternal gain.”

John D. JULIAN.

4. Died, January 18th, in the forty. fifth year of her age, Mrs. Allen, wife of the Rev. James Allen, sen., and daughter of Mr. James Bradshaw, of Northwich. From a very early period of life the Spirit of God shone upon her mind, and strove with her; but at the age of thirteen, she was truly awak. ened to a sense of her lost condition, and became a member of the Methodist society; soon after which, in her class.

meeting, she obtained the forgiveness empted from temptations of various of sins; and from that time till her kinds; one of which is, that I shall fall death she held fast the profession of her by the hands of my spiritual enemies. faith without wavering. From the first But while pleading the promises of God, she was exceedingly diligent in attend he gave me a deep impression of the ing the ministry of the word, the Lord's importance of the work which he has supper, her class, and meetings for wr ght in me ; and a ightful asprayer. She did not suffer slight afflic surance, that while I continue to trust tiori, trifling engagements, a dark night, in him, 'I shall never be confounded ;' or unfavourable weather, to hinder her. so that I have gained fresh strength to She also spent much time with God in

run my race.

A short time since, my secret ; reading his word, examining her mind was much distressed on account self, and pouring out her soul in prayer. of the backwardness which I felt to No wonder, therefore, that she was fa- private prayer. The enemy suggested voured with frequent communications that it was useless for me to perform this from God. There are very many such duty, till I found my heart free to it. entries in her diary, as the following : I was enabled to perceive from whence "O, my Lord! I know not where to this came, and to persevere till I found begin the record of thy numerous fa- it not only my duty, but my delightful vours; every day's experience gives me privilege ; and since then the sacred new evidence of thy faithfulness, and hours of retirement have been unspeakreproves my unbelief. This day is truly ably precious." She believed that it was a Sabbath of rest to my soul. Surely it her privilege on earth to be perfected in is an emblem of that eternal Sabbath, the love of God; and there were periods which I hope to spend with thee, whom, in her Christian life when she realized though unseen, I love. I rejoice that this great salvation.

She thus speaks my desires and hopes all centre in thee, respecting it: “Being justified by faith, and that more than ever the language I have peace with God, through our of my heart is, “Thy face, Lord, will I Lord Jesus Christ; and am seeking to seek.' O what sweet union and com be cleansed from all sin. Sin has not munion have I had with God this day! dominion over me ; but I want to be He has been drawing aside the veil, and saved from the very being of it, and to I have had a glimpse of the heavenly enter into the land of perfect love, where inheritance. The more I have of his

Christ possesses all the heart. The love, the more I want.

Lord discovers to me my vileness; but

he shows me, too, that he is both able *Insatiate to the spring I fly, I drink, and yet am ever dry.""

and willing to save me even from all sin.

The great obstacle to my receiving this She had very humbling views of herself, blessing is, a fear lest I should lose it. and was very frank in expressing them. But thy grace is sufficient for me. She was at different times chastened Last evening at the band meeting, while with affliction, but bore it with sub- silently breathing my wishes to heaven mission, and entered into the design of for the blessing of a clean heart, the God. Her language was, “ What shall Saviour sweetly said, "I will; be thou I render unto the Lord for all his bene clean.' Still and silent was the sound, fits toward me?

I will take the cup the whisper of his grace.' I felt such a of salvation, and call upon the name heavenly calm, that I feared again to of the Lord. Thou hast been chasten enter into the world, lest I should lose ing me, O Lord: may I learn the lesson it. I have no confidence in myself; intended by thee; so that this affliction but I will endeavour to look to Him may work for me a far more exceeding who has promised strength to them that and eternal weight of glory!' It is have no might." Her religion proeleven weeks to-day since I was per

duced substantial enjoyment. The folmitted to tread the courts of the Lord's lowing are some of her memoranda :house. The Lord has brought me to “I cannot sufficiently praise God for the verge of the grave, and raised me up the comfort which a sense of his favour again : I cannot describe the goodness yields. Jesus is precious. I seem as of God towards me in this affliction. though I lived with him in heaven. My soul has been kept in a delightful His yoke is easy, and his burden light. calm, so that, as my day, so my strength The Lord still reminds me, by bodily has been.” She did not escape the indisposition, that this is not my rest, temptations of the wicked one, but was But, 0, what a suitable portion have I accustomed successfully to resist them. found him in the time of affliction ! I Her own words are, “ I am not ex. can praise the Lord this day, from a

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