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ed, by the zeal and co-operation of the Auxiliary Societies noticed in former Reports, and by the still more numerous societies formed during the last year. The Auxiliary Societies formed since the last meeting amount to fifty-one, besides sixteen branch societies, and their contributions to the parent society to upwards of 18,900l.; besides upwards of 9,700l. from societies previously formed. The Committee rejoice to see the zeal for disseminating the blessings of Revelation keep pace with that charity which has provided so many institutions for relieving temporal distress; and while they gratefully acknowledge that liberality which augments the funds of the institution, they are equally sensible of the benefits to be derived from the exertion of its auxiliaries, in supplying the local wants of their respective districts with the holy Scriptures. The Committee express regret, that it has not been in their power to comply with the application for Bibles and Testaments in the degree required, though every possible exertion has been made by them, to procure a sufficient quantity. In addition to the two Universities, they have now obtained the assistance of his Majesty's Printers. They therefore trust, that the inconvenience from this cause will be speedily removed. But though the supply has been so inadequate to the demand, a much larger number of Bibles and Testaments has been issued in eleven months, ending the 21st February last, than in thirteen months preceeding, viz. 35,690 Bibles, and 70,733 Testaments, mak: ing the total number issued up to that period, 140,415 Bibles, and 291,524 Testaments, exclusive of those circulated at the charge of the Society in various parts abroad. V. Distribution of BIBLEs. Considering the poor of the United Kingdom as having particular claims on the Society, the Committee have invited clergymen and dissenting ministers to encourage Bible Associations, and to investigate the state of the poor in their several vicinities; and they have engaged to return Bibles and Testaments, at the cost price, to the amount of one half of any congregational collections they may receive within a year. The Committee are of opinion, that the plan of selling the Scriptures to the poor, where practicable, has been found to possess several important advantages over gratuitious distribution. The list of the Society's benefactions in Europe, Asia, Africa and America, is too long to be inserted at present. Suffice it to say, that their benevolence has visited every quarter of the globe, and has contributed to cheer almost every form of misery to which man is heir.— ” The correspondent at one of the principal naval stations, who has so frequently received the acknowledgments of the Committee, for an unwearied attention to supply soldiers and seamen, foreign troops, prisoners of war, convicts, and others, with the holy Scriptures, has devoted the same active exertions to this object, during the last year. In the course of that period, 3850 Bibles and Testaments, in various languages, have been distributed by this correspondent alone; who has received satisfactory testimonies that they were no less gratefully received than eagerly sought.
From the Anthologia Graeca.
So far pretty well—“many heroes which sent
But here I discover'd my time was mis-spent,
“Thanks, thanks!” (said the Doctor); “but now 'twere as well
For my arts has sent down many heroes to Hell,
LAPT on Cythera's golden sands,
Long was the doubt what fost’ring hands
Would feed him best with health and joy,
But anxious Venus justly fear'd
Too mild the seraph Peace appear'd;
Next Fancy claim'd him for her own; .
She deem’d her Iris pinions shone
Here meek meditation might love to reside,
And calm as they guide, might the moments divide,
Dear children, but small is this valley of yours;
Yet behind this high mound, lies a world without bounds,
From the top of the hill, looking onward, afar,
But approach it more near, it will rugged appear,
Then quit not your cottage, ye sons of the wood:
For what do you lose, but a myriad of woes
Let the moss-cover'd seat, and the shade of the thorn,
And the hut that now rears your infantine years,
And sleep with your fathers—how soothing the thought!
Give your clay to the sod, and your souls to the God
THE sun, crown'd with blushes, was slowly declining,
1 trod the light turf with a heart gaily beating,
Let others, the cold path of prudence pursuing,
REcent BRITISH PUBLICATIONS.
Lucien Bonaparte's Poem of Charlemagne, has been published on the Contiment under a feigned name.
Clarke’s Travels, part 2d, containing Greece, Egypt, the Holy Land, &c., 1 Vol. 4to.
The Life of Spencer Perceval.
The Loyalist, a Novel, by Mrs. West.
The Emerald Isle, by Charles Phillips.
History of the Translations which have been made of the Scriptures from the earliest to the present age, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. By Herbert Marsh.
RECENT AMERICAN Pu BLICATIONs.
By JMoses Thomas, Philadelphia. Two Sermons, preached on the 30th July, and 20th August, (being days of Fasting, Humiliation, and Prayer, appointed by Public Authority. By James Abercrombie, D. D. With a preface. .Also-The Beauties of Brother Bull-us, by his loving sister, Bull-a.
By Bradford & Inskeep, Philadelphia. The Speech of Henry Brougham, esq. M. P., in the House of Commons, on Tuesday, the 16th June, 1812, upon the present state of Commerce and Manufactures; from a report taken in short hand, and corrected by himself. Price 25 cents.
By James Eastburn, JWew-York. A History of French Influence in the United States. To which is added an Exposition of a Congressional Caucus. Price 50 cents. .Also—Touchstone, to the people of the United States on the choice of a President. Price 371-2 cents. .dlso—A very interesting Pamphlet—Discourse delivered before the NewYork Historical Society, at their anniversary meeting, 6th December, 1811– by the honourable De Witt Clinton, one of the Vice Presidents of the Society. also–The Isle of Palms, and other Poems, by John Wilson, esq., of Mag. College, Oxford. Where lies the land to which yon ship must go, Festively she puts forth in trim array, And vigorous as a lark at break of day, Is she for summers suns or polar snow
To be had at the different bookstores in the city.
A Discourse, delivered in the Second Presbyterian Church, in the City of Baltimore, on Thursday, the 20th of August, 1812; being the day appointed by the President of the United States, for national humiliation and prayer; together with the other purposes recommended in his proclamation. Published by particular request of the military corps that attended on that occasion; and several respectable members, also, of the congregation. By Samuel Knox, A. M. Principal of Baltimore College.