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vention, and romantic fancy, in de- We would not, however, say that, picting a number of unconnected under the judicious care of a Chrisscenes in the families of Abrahain, tian parent or friend to supply Isaac, and Jacob. She has been these deficiencies, by conversation happy in her selection of incidents, or in any other mode, these voand in the management and denoue. lumes of Miss O'Keeffe may not be ment of the critical events. Her rendered an useful addition to the style is the rampant prose of Her- juvenile library. vey's Meditations, and the Euglish translations of Klopstock and Gessner; with fewer faults than oc

Travels in Greece, Palestine, Egypt, cur in the first, and with no mean

and Barbary, in 1806 and 1807. resemblance to the beauties and

By F. A. De Chateaubriand.

Translated from the French, by extravagances of the two latter.

Frederic Shoberl. Yet, notwithstanding occasional

2 vols. 8vo, rhodomontade, with some quaint,

price 11. 14s. affected, and ungrammatical ex

These volumes fall under our pressions, the work is agreeable, notice only in consequence of their and often fascinating.

containing interesting, and, as we Though we would not positively suppose, authentic information, say that it is morally wrong to concerning, those parts of the build the enchanted houses of fic- world which are rendered importtitious narration on the sacred ant to Christians by having been ground of Scripture history,-yet, the scenes of Scripture events.the least that we can require in The author is the grandson of the such attempts, is a reverential ob- celebrated Malesherbes, and well servance of the holy tendency of known in France as the writer of the divine book, and a studious · The Martyrs; or the Triumph preservation of that great charac- of the Christian Religion.' ter, as well as of general verisimili- was very desirous of seeing those tude. Our chief objection to Miss places with his own eyes, to which O‘K.'s performance arises from this he had so often referred ;-and to inprinciple; not that there is in it dulge reflections, such as the sight any thing immoral.— The tendency of Sparta, Athens, Smyrna, Cairo, is good, according to the author's and Jerusalem, would naturally inapparently defective views. Obe- spire. The author, we presume, is dience and resignation to the di- a Catholic, and expresses himself, vine will, and all the social virtues, at times, with the enthusiasm of a are steadily recommended and ho- pilgrim; but we are certainly innoured ; — but the religion attri- debied to him for many curious buted to the Hebrew patriarchs is and entertaining circumstances renothing better than the religion of lating to the Holy Land especially, nature, -a mere chimera. Not an He continued for some time at Jeidea is given of the instructive sig rusalem, visiting with much dilinificancy and design of the sacri- gence, and no small degree of fices which are occasionally intro- veneration, all the places to which duced. Not a word is dropped of tradition has affixed some memorthat righteousness in which the Pat- able occurrence. The author's tern of believers exercised his firm observations certainly tend to and productive faith. Not a hint strengthen the evidence of Scripof the glorious PROMISE which he ture ofacts, and consequently to and his converted descendants confirm the Christian in his faith. embraced, confessing themselves

On this head Mr. C. thus expresses strangers and pilgrims in the earth. himself:The Sun of righteousness here • What an astonishing body of shines not. The glory of the Old, evidence is here! The apostles as well as of the New Testament, is saw Jesus Christ; they knew the absent;—HE, whose day. . Abraham places honoured by the Son of rejoiced to see, and beheld it, and Man; they transınitted the tradiwas glad.'

tion to the first Christian church of

Judea ; a regular succession of strong claims on the attention and bishops was established, who pre- the respect of real patriots and served the sacred tradition. Eu- Claristians; and have, on more than sebius appeared, and the history one occasion, been marked with of the sacred places commenced. the honourable testimony of the It was continued by Socrates, Sozo- legislature. A parish, one of the menes, Theodoret, Evagrius, and most populous, and formerly one of St. Jerome. Pilgrims thronged the most disorderly,in the metropothither from all parts. From this lis, has, in the course of a few years, period to the present day, an unin-, been made the example of all terrupted series of travels for four-' others for its good order and pubteen centuries, give us the same lic decorum. This gurprizing facts and the same descriptions. change has, we believe, been efWhat tradition was ever supported fected principally by the well-laid by such an host of witnesses ! plans and the unremitting toils of

Mr. C.'s account of Jerusalem Mr. H. In the pamphlet before forms the fourth part of his work, us, he details, for the benefit of and occupies 185 pages, including others, the plans which he and his many portions of the gospel his- parochial coadjutors have pursutory, with occasional comments, ed with such encouraging success. and also a large account of the Not only the crime of prostitution, taking of Jerusalem by the Cru- which he justly regards as the saders. This part of the work is hydra prolific of all others, but peculiarly interesting to the rea- those of Sabbath - breaking, drunders of Scripture; and is probably kenness, the nefarious subterfuges full as genuine as any description of brothels, the abuses prevalent by former travellers.

in low public-houses, and the meThis work contains a fund of en- lancholy extension of corruption tertainment, which may be turned and misery over the children of to good account by a serious the poor,-are topics on which we reader.

are presented with much information, and furnished with the re

sults of large experience in op: Considerations on the Causes and the posing and preventing them. AdPrevalence of female Prostitu

verting once more to the Penitention, and on the most practicable tiary, we take occasion to say that und vfficient Nicans of abuting the grand object of its establishand preventing that and other

ment, an object which, through Crimes. By W. Hale. Svo, 2s. the riches of divine grace, bas in

On a former occasion we have some encouraging measure been plainly avowed our difference in already attained, is in perfect acsentimients with the author of this cordance with the design of the pamphlet, upon one of the inethods book before us. That is remedial; in which the liberality of British this is preventive. Neither should Christians has exerted itself to di- be rejected ; but both the kinds of minish guilt and assuage misery, measures should diligently and the establishment of the London faithfully be pursued. Female Penitentiary. In propor

Alterius sic tion to our past regret in being Altera poscit opem res, el conjurat compelled to differ from one whom

umice. we highly respect for his integrity and openness as a writer, and bis The celebrated author of the benevolence and activity as a man “ Treatise on the Police of the Meand a Cliristian, it is now a pleasure tropolis," computes the number live to us to have an occasion of meet- ing in open and private prostituing him on ground of concord and tion at 50,000! - and calculates, approbation. Mr. Hale’s exertions that, during the last 40 years, from and success in counteracting, or in eighty to one hundred thousand, preventing the sins and miseries of succeeding each other upon an ibe lower orders, have given him average every 13 years, have passed

through a miserable life into eter- That this is a reasonable and just nity! From this distressing picture expectation, and that the grounds of female depravity, the number can of it are satisfactorily inade out, apeasily be ascertained that are an- pears to us undeniably proved. The nually swept from off the stage by evidence which the author adduces disease and premature death. But from authority, from reasoning, notwithstanding this, their places and from ascertained facts, is such are immediately supplied ; and, as, we confess, carries conviction which is by far the most afflicting to our judgment, and authorizes consideration, if there were room,

him in his zealous endeavours to their numbers would more than arouse from their sinful supinedouble their present amount.' ness,' the many 'men of real piety

These unhappy women Mr. H.' and universal benevolence' who are · divides into the following classes : doubtless to be found in every

- Women who have been in servi- parish of London and its suburbs. tude, -- those whó work at trades, We hope that this publication or in manufactories, — and those will be extensively useful. It speaks who sell fruit and other articles in loud and awakening language to about the streets during the day, our pious and active merchants, and at night .prowl the streets for tradesmen, and gentry; especially prey'; beside which there is ano- to that numerous and valuable class ther class who reside in the various whose success in business has freed temples of prostitution, and de- them from the obligations of convote themselves wholly. to work stant and personal attendance. iniquity!

Surely, such an appeal will not To stop the progress, and to re- be inade in vain. Surely, the holy duce the actual magnitude, of this and active Christians, wliose love to and the other abominations which the Lord Jesus, and to the highest he laments, Mr. H. lays down the interests of mankind, gave birth to MEANS which the respectable and the Missionary Society, the Bible religious inhabitants of every parish Society, the Tract Society, the Fehave in their power; and he is care- male Penitentiary, and other monuful to point out the causes which ments of truest benevolence,-canhave occasioned the failure of some not be unfeeling or inactive in this wellintended efforts, through the in- cause! No new Society is wanted,caution and inexperience of those no plans to be devised --no funds to who have made such attempts, and be raised. The machinery is com-. the evasive maneuvrings of hard- plete and ready; it has been preened practitioners in wickedness. pared by the provident care of the These details and cautions, with the legislature, and is a part of the law requisite citations of legal autho- of England : it only wants dilirity, take up a considerable part of gent.faithful, and persevering hands the pamphlet. The leading posi- to work it. We pray and hope tion appears to be, that it is IN TRE that God may raise up many such, POWER of the truly religious and and bless their exertions most abunmos! respectable part of most, if not dantly, of all, parishes, to discountenance vice, encourage and protect good Grace displayed, in the Conrcrsion morals, and render the criminal and Death of Daniel Cuxon. By practice, which is devouring our the Rev. Jos. Ivimey. 3d edit. 61. youth, extremely difficult to he Grace Triumphant; the Life and carried on. In many instances pros- Death of (aleb Vernon. By the titution would be rendered imprac- Rev, John Vernon. 2d edit. 6d. ticable ; our streets and purlieus The Life and Death of Belly A. would be freed from its serpen- Tlaukins. From the Chrislian tune allurements ; and, humanly Guurdian. 6:1. speaking, the temporal and (ternal An Account of William Walt. From ruin of thousands would le pre. the Works of the Rev. Mr. vented.'

Cecil. 31.


Emelia Geddie. Recommended by Mr. Styles ; and a new edition of
Mr. Whitefield. A new edition. 6d. Mr. Black's Sermons.
ONE character will serve the

Likewise, by the author of "the whole of these little works. They Way to Ruin,” The Village Patriot, contain very interesting, and, no

or the Farmer's Fire-side. doubt, authentic accounts of the Proposals are issued by Mr. Bendeaths of pious children ; which nett, of Romsey, for Memoirs of may be very useful as examples to

the late Mr. Darracott, with his others, and as affording an unan.

Portrait; and a new edition of his swerable demonstration of the “Scripture Marks,” with Notes. great advantages of genuine reli- National Education. The First gion both in life and death. There Part of the Sunday Spelling is printis one objection, however, which ing in large type (on the plan of young people are apt to make Mr. Lancaster's Spelling Book) with against such narratives ; it seems

considerable improvements. as if all the good children died

There is also in the hands of an young; but this is by no means eminent engraver, a Missionary the fact. It would not, indeed, Map, on Mercator's plan, intended be proper to publish an account of to be coloured in such a manner as the piety of children while living; to shew the reigning religion in all and when they grow up to man

parts of the world, with the Mishood, and persevere in the same

sionary Stations of all the various paths, the blossoms of early piety Societies for the Propagation of give way to the fruits of a holy and the Gospel. This Map will be aca useful life,

companied with an explanation, containing a concise, but authentic

account of each Missionary station, LITERARY NOTICES.

and of the Missionaries employed Mr. Allen's new Translation of at the present time ; also the PopuCalvin's Institutes, in 3 vols. 8vo, is lation of the various Heathen and in the press; for which subscrip- Mahommedan countries; the whole tions continue to be received. being designed to shew how little

A second edition of Rev. W.Ben- has been hitherto effected in the nett's Essay on the Gospel Disser. Missionary work, and how much tation, much enlarged.

yet remains to do. A Translation of Professor A General Index to the first Franck's Guide to the Reading and Twenty Volumes of the Evangelical Study of the Scriptures, by Mr. Magazine, is preparing for publicaJaques; a volume of Sermons by tion at the close of the present year,

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classes to obtain the means of proNOVEMBER 28, 1811, the An- curing the Scriptures; and instances nual Meeting of the Hibernian Bible have not been wanting of females Society was held at the Royal Irish in that rank of life dispensing with Academy House, Grafton Street, the merely oroamental parts of their Dublin. There was a very numer- dress, to lay out the price of them ous attendance of persons of vari- in the purchase of a Bible.' ous religious denominations. The Another fact which the Report Bishop of Kildare, one of the vice stated, must give universal satisfacpresidents, had been appointed to tion, viz. That there is a growing take the chair; but a letter from desire for the Scriptures in the solhis Lordship was read, slating, that diery in Ireland ; and, as a proof of he was unable to attend, in conse- this, it was mentioned that 39 men of quence of indisposition. Mr. Shaw,

one company, belonging to a regitherefore, member for the city, meat quartered at Island Bridge, another of the vice presidents, was near Dublin, had presented a ine. called to preside at the meeting. morial, accompanied by a recomThe Report of the Committee for mendation from their officers, pray. the past year was then presented. ing to be supplied with Bibles at It commenced with a statement of the reduced price. To meet these the resources of the Society aris- increasing deinands, the Commiting from the donations and sub- tee, it was stated, had imported in scriptions of the members, con- the course of the year, inore than gregational collections in different 20,000 Bibles and Testaments; and places of worship throughout Ire- ' that there were issued from the Reland, and the liberal aid afforded by pository during the last twelve similar institutions in Great Britain. months 6379 Bibles and 6405 Teg. Among the last were mentioned taments; in all 12,784 Bibles and two donations from Scotland; one Testaments. , This report was reof 6 200 from the Edinburgh Bible ceived with loud applauses, and apSociety, and another of € 150 from peared to excite the most pleasiūg the Scottish Bible Society. Two sensations in the members and new branches of the Institution, it friends of the Institution. Several appeared, have been formed during very animating speeches were dethe year, one at Strabane, and ano- livered; Rev. B. W. Mathias, and ther at Raphoe, under the patron- Dr. Thorp, Secretaries ; Mr. Singer, age of the Bishop of that see. The Rev. Peter Rve, Rev. Robert Shaw, zeal and activity of the various Rev. George Hamilton, &c. seves 'branches, and their exertions to iu- rally addressed the ineeting; and one crease the funds of the Society, and determination seemed to pervade to disseminate the Scriptures, were the whole, that of never relaxing in meutioned in strong terms of ap- exertion till the Bible was put into probation ; as were also the efforts the hands of every individual in of some benevolent individuals,who Ireland who can read. In fine, their are employed in the same glorious meeting bore reseinblance to that work. The following paragraph held annually in the metropolis of of the Report, deserves particular the empire, when nearly two thounotice:

sand persons assemble, and engage • Your Committee have much in the great work of sending the pleasure in informing the members Bible to every quarter of the globe. of this Society, and all others in- Various resolutions were passed; by terested in the circulation of the one of which the new Committee is Scriptures in Ireland, that there instructed to apply to the clergy, exists in this country a great and and also to the ministers of dissentincreasing demand for them. Your ing congregations in Dublin, to Committee have been informed make collections for the Socieiy in of the great etioris of industry the respective places of worship.

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