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scholars of the Institute, the distinc- the truth of his statement, to the testive traits of those three poets ; after- timony of all who have enjoyed the wards passing in review Italy, France, same advantage,-to Messrs. Wisélins, Spain, England, Germany, and lastly, Kinker, Bilderdyk, Pollens, &c. It is Holland, he offered a rapid yet admi- a great triumph for Holland, whose rable sketch of the dramatic literature language is so little known, and so ill of each of those countries. The ap- appreciated by strangers, to prodnce plause which followed this effort of not only poets of the first rank, but genius was sincere and universal. also an Improvisatore of such extra

With a talent so uncommon and so ordinary merit.* deserving of admiration, M. de Clercq has manners the most artless and gentle, and a mind imbued with noble

We publish this article in the words and religious feelings.

of its author, a Dutchman eminent for The writer of this article, who has his literary acquirements. sometimes had the gratification of hearing M. de Clercq, appeals for

INTELLIGENCE.

FOREIGN.

at the age of 28, to fifteen years' soli.

tary imprisonment in the fortress of FRANCE.

Spitzberg. His crime is that of being The election of a Foreign Associate

a Carbona. of the French Institute, in the room of the late Dr. Jenner, took place on

RUSSIA. Monday the 24th ult. The following

Extract of a Letter from Bailatzeck, gentlemen were proposed :-Dr. Wole in the Ukraine, dated Jan. 16, 1823 : LASTON, Dr. Young, M. OLBERS,

-“ I had seen but a very imperfect M. SÆMERING, M. Von Buch, Mr. account of the *** before I received Lambton, Mr. Brown, Mr. DALTON your letter. The Morning Chronicle and Mr. Oested. The number of was, I believe, the only paper that members who voted was 44; and the gave a full history of it, (as some of ballot was as follows, Dr. Wollas- the papers say,) and that is one of the ron, 38 ;-Olbers, 5; Von Buch, 1. newspapers, the entry of which into ---It is highly honourable to the En- this country is forbidden. The same glish nation, that out of nine persons restrictions have prevented my seeing proposed to the Institute, of all the the works of Lord Byron, which you learned and distinguished men of the mention. I should like to have seen civilized world, five should be English. the whole of what he says of Southey,

and especially how The Edinburgh

Review will treat him; but this I shall PORTUGAL.

not be able to do, as The Edinburgh

Review is also forbidden. The aitair The Government of Portugal has of the Bishop is a very unfortunate ydvertised for the best digest of a civil matter for the clergy of England, code for that kingdom, in the place of which is so great an aid to the Gothe old system. The reward for the vernment; in other countries, as this, most approved system is 30,000 crusades of gold, or about £10,000; to whatever on the public, being of the

where the clergy have no influence be paid in several years. The success lowest origin, and living like common ful candidates are to be rewarded according to their merits. The compe- tilling the ground and tending hogs

peasants in cabins, their daughters tition is open to persons of all coun

and cattle, such an affair would have tries.

been of but little import, as the Go

vernment does not want the aid of any AUSTRIA.

other power. The Christian religion, One of the most distinguished poets too, is so interwoven in the English of Italy, Picario, has bech sentenced, Governinent, that the eccession of

men.

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Intelligence.- Foreign: India.

301 any of the subjects from it would be dred Patans, who fought on one side a serious evil ; here all religions are of the question, and destroyed upwards absolutely tolerated, and of so little of two of their opponents for one of import is a difference in this respect themselves. Betwixt 300 and 400 in any subjects, that so late as the are supposed to have been killed and reign of Catherine some villages in the wounded. The death of Neeaz BuhaSouth changed from Christians to door is much regretted, I understand, Jews.—There were no priests there, by the European part of the commuand the people feeling a want of some nity who knew him : no doubt, steps religion listened to the Jews, who will be taken to discover the author were amongst them, and became con- of his death. The Patans are said to verted, and this took place in perfect have taken refuge in Col. Doveton's quietness

The Go- camp, being afraid to return to the
vernment has ordered no young per- city.
son shall study in the Universities of The gaieties of this station still con-
those countries where such principles tinue. There is either a ball or play
are disseminated.”

each month. We had a ball last, and
there is to be a play on the 1st proxi-

mo, which, from the ability of the
INDIA.

corps dramatique, is expected to afford Religious Battle during the Mo much satisfaction. A masonic lodge hurrum.

has been opened here, which from the

respectability and number of its memSecundrabad, Sept. 23, 1822. A bers, it is supposed will become one very unpleasant occurrence has taken of the most fourishing in India.—Calplace in this city during the present cuttu Journal. Mohurrum festival. The particulars which I have been able to obtain are Disturbance in the neighbourhooil as follows :-About a week ago, a of Hyderabad. (Extract from a pridispute arose on some religious point, vate letter, dated Hyderabad, 23rd (said to be whether Mahoinet vas or Sept. 1822.) There has been a terwas not to return to this world,) which rible disturbance in the neighbourhood dispute was referred by both parties of this city: the Pathan population of to one of the head Imaums, who de Chincul Ġoorah, a suburb, murdered cided that he was not to return : on a Hafiz, in consequence of some disavhich one of those who expected puted point of faith, and the whole the return of Mahomet, immediately armed population of the city to the struck his creese into the Imauin's number of 50,000 turned out to take throat, which killed him. On the revenge. The inhabitants of Chincul 20th inst. the two parties came to the Goorah, to the number of 1,500, outside of the city and fought a pitched armed to a man, (and even their chilbattle, which continued a considerable dren stood their ground,) sallied out, tine, when an officer of rank, in the took two guns and a standard, and Nizam's service, named Necaz Buha- then stood at bay. Soine hundreds of door, was dispatched to put a stop to Juwan-murds have been cut up, and the affray ; but he had scarcely time the plain was strewed with strapping to interfere when one of the comba- carcases, disfigured by ghastly wounds. tants (I believe a Patan) struck off his The Bolaurum troops, on the day head.

following the fight, drew up on the The affair having, in consequence height, commanding the village, to of this assault on the person of his preserve the peace; and yesterday, Highness's officer, become important, without firing a shot, the matter came orders were immediately dispatched to an amicable adjustment, under the to Bolaruin, for the brigade of Nizam's excellent arrangement of Mr. Metinfantry to march for the city, which calfe. The part the Bolaurum troops was accordingly done early on the have taken is very gratifying ; no viomorning of the 21st. The troops lence has been used : we have stood! under Col. Doveton's command are neitral, and the Pathans hare quietly encamped at the French Gardens, and withdrawn from the Nizam's territory, every thing appears quiet. Among under British guarantee. Mudras the combatants were about 300 hun Gazelie.

DOMESTIC.

drawing out of a new scale of prices was

referred to the Committee. (For this, see Christian Tract Society.

the wrappers of the Repository aud Re

former for the present mouth.) The Anniversary Meeting was holden, Two new Tracts have been printed dur. (as mentioned in p. 249,) on April 24th, ing the last year, viz. Mrs. M. Hughes's at the Old London Tavern. The Trea- second part of The Family Dialogues ; surer presented his report, which stated and The Conduct of the Elder Brother, on that he was in advance £22. 128. 9d.

Account of the Father's Treatment of the The Secretary then read the Commit- Lost Son, by the Rer. R. Wright. The tee's Report, which described the last latter Tract concludes Mr. Wright's series year as having been one of unusual ex on the interesting parable of the Prodigal penditure, as, to keep up the series, they Son. Of each of these Tracts 2000 copies had been obliged to reprint no less than were printed-and of the nineteen renineteen of the Tracts. They had copse- prints 39,500, making a total of 43,500 quently felt considerable pecuniary em. copies printed since the last apuiversary, barrassment, and had at one time re The Society was stated to have printed solved on making another appeal for aid altogether 360,500; to hare circulated to the friends of the institution. But 298,856, and to have on hand 61,644. the fear that a second appeal so soon From this large stock the Subscribers had after that made in 1821, and so promptly to be supplied with their allotments for and generously met by the Subscribers the current year. and Friends at the anniversary meeting, During the past year the Committee anight prove injurious, deterred them have found chanuels for sending sets of from having recourse to such a means of the Tracts to several public bodies at relief. They submitted to the meeting Paris, and to a Lady who wanted them the reasonableness as well as the neces because most of the cheap publications sity of a new scale of prices heing agreed there circulated among the poor were of on, because purchasers of quantities of a mystical nature ; to the libraries of the any one Tract obtained them at a cheaper Spanish and Portuguese Cortes; to Tri. rate than the Subscribers who took for poli, his Excellency Al Cherif Hassuna their allotments one or two copies of the N'Ghies, the Ambassador from that kingentire series, as they then paid the full dom, kindly engaging to translate some of retail price for each Tract : aud Sub- them for the improvement of his countryscribers who took for their annual allot- men; and to M. Bowyer, the President ment, or purchased, 25 copies of any of of Hayti, who is also very desirous of the Tracts, had them at a price which in improving the mental and moral habits very few cases covered the expense ac of the interesting people over whom he tually incurred for paper, printing, stitch- presides. Port-au-Prince having been ing, &c. &c. The allowance to Sub- nearly destoyed by fire just at the time scribers purchasing pot less than 25 copies the vessel which carried out the Tracts was stated to have hitherto been 46 per arrived, the Committee did not know cent., and to Non-subscribers from 33 to whether the President had received them; 38 per cent., the scale of prices having but the Society was gratified with the necessarily been so drawu up as to admit intelligence which arrived on the day of of this variation. When the series was its meeting, contained in the Government short, the Society could afford to print Diary, that the Portuguese Cortes had larger impressions of each of the Tracts had the Tracts formally presented by a than it now could, and consequently at member of its own body, and a resoluconsiderably less expense ; but now that tion was passed by that magnanimons the series had become very long, the assembly, that the present was gratefully Committee could not venture to print accepted, and that the Tracts should be inore than 2000 each of those Numbers entrusted to the care of the Committee which required reprinting—and of these of Public Instruction, that such of them there must be sereral every year, and in might be translated as were judged likely some years from ten to twelve of them. to benefit the public. A set had also been The stock on hand, it was stated, must forwarded to William Roberts at Madras, always be from 45,000 to 50,000. The and to the Rev. William Adam, of CalCommittee proposed that purchasers of cutta, with an expression of the Com. quantities should still be allowed a liberal mittee's hope, that the enlightened Ramper centage; but urged the certainty of mohun Roy might deem some of them the Society beiug involved in increasing worthy of being translated into the lan. pecuniary difficulty if it continued to make guages of Hinduostan, and as calculated so large an allowance as it had hitherto to second his benevolent effects to spread done. The necessity of having recourse among his countrymen a knowledge of to the measure suggested was readily the pure morals and universal philanacknowledged by the meeting, and the thropy inculcated by the Christian reli

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gion. The Committee had also embraced tional services were conducted by Dr. an opportunity of sending out to India Evans, of Islington, and Mr. Briggs, of 50 sets of the Tracts under the care of Bessel's Green, Kent; and Mr. Chapman, John Cumming, Esq., late of Exeter, who of Chatham, preached from 1 Tim. i. 11, is going to settle at Calcutta, and who According to the glorious gospel of the bas kindly undertaken to use his best blessed God, &c. efforts to get a depôt established in that At the meeting for business, the Rev. city, and to promote the circulation of R. Wright, of Trowbridge, (the preacher the Tracts. On the whole, the Commit- elect,) presided as chairman. The letters tee felt authorized in congratulating the from some of the churches contained an subscribers, that a wider field had been account of an increase of members, but opened during the past than during any others described their state as being simipreceding year since the establishment of lar to what it was at the last appiversary. the Society, for making known their very The removal of Mr. Chapman to Chatinstructive publications. But, in making ham, appeared to be felt as a heavy loss the before-mentioned grants while the by the church at Billingshurst, which is Society's finances were at so low an ebb, now destitute of a mivister ; but the serthey hoped for, and, we are happy to vices of Mr. Briggs, late of Selby, have add, readily obtained the sanction of the proved highly acceptable to the church at meeting.

Bessel's Green, where, and in the neighThe property of the Society was re- bouring villages, there seems a prospect ported to be as follows :

of his labours being successful. The Due from Booksellers,

most interesting letter was one from Country Societies, &c. £86 7 5 Nantwich, describing the progress from on sale or returu

Trinitarianism to Unitarianism, on the Estimated value of the 370 3 1 minister, and his congregation, and their

Arian hypothesis, of Mr. John Cooper, the Stock on hand ....

open avowal of reputed heterodoxy. The 456 10 6

letter expressed a wish that their church

might be received into union with the Owing to the Treasurer ....

22 12 9 Assembly, with which they could now for Paper

33 0 ŏ conscientiously unite, and from which for Boarding, &c..... 13 16 õ they hoped immediately to receive advice. for Printing

3 3 2

The writer mentioned several villages in

the neighbourhood of Nantwich, which 72 12 5

would form an important missionary cir

cuit, and in which there appeared a Balance of the Society's ? £383 18 1 tarian doctrine.

favourable disposition to receive the UniProperty ...........

Mr. Cooper's church was proposed to be received into union

with the Assembly at its next anniversary, The following gentlemen were chosen as was also that under the pastoral care into office for the year ensuing ;

of Mr. Wright, at Trowbridge. (Mr. Treasurer.--JAMES ESDAiLE, Esq. Cooper's letter will, it is believed, appear

Committee.--Messrs. J. Bowring, J. in the Christian Reformer for the present Fernie, Frend, Hart, and S. Hart, Jun., month.) Holt, Leach, Parkes, Dr. T. Rees, Messrs. The case of the Cranbrook church, R. Taylor and W. Wood.

inserted in the last month's Repository, Auditors.-C. Richmond, S. Bayley, (p. 248,) and the remaining heavy debt and J. Todhunter, Esqrs.

(upwards of £900) on the chapel at Collector.-Mr. C. Fox, 33, Thread- Dover, were laid before the meeting, and needle Street.

recommended by it to the kind consideThe Secretary declined being re-ap. ration of all the churches in union with pointed to office, for the reasons assigned the Assembly: and the writer begs at the last Anniversary ; but, for the con

leave to solicit the attention of the Com. venience of the Subscribers, consented to mittees of Fellowship Funds among Uniact till they had been supplied with their tarians generally to both these interesting annual allotments.

The Subscribers and their Friends after The most prominent feature of the wards dined together, the Rev. R. Aspland Committee's report was, an account of in the Chair.

the inadequacy of their funds for maintaining for another year the iwo Students

now under the care of the Rev. James General Baptist Assembly. Gilchrist, at Newington Green ; and the Tuis Annual Meeting was holden, as writer trusts he need only mention the usual, at Worship Street, London, on following facts to insure so important an Whit-Tuesday, May 20th. The devo. institution the more liberal support of the

cases.

Unitarian public. Mr. Valentine, of Diss, time when the Society would meet in while the Academy was under the super. the chapel at Parliament Court, it was jotendance of Dr. Evans, at Islington; and, unanimously resolved to present £50 tosince that gentleman resigned the office wards the erection of Mr. Fox's new of Tutor, Messrs. Squier, of Edinburgh, Chapel in Finsbury, as an expression of Chapman, of Chatham, and Taplin, of the gratitude of the Society for the supLewes, were all educated under the port uniformly rendered to their cause by patronage of the General Baptist Educa. the Parliament Court Congregation. tion Society. The readers of the Unita. At the annual dinner at the London rian Fund Register (No. III.) will learn Tavern, there were about 280 gentlemen how zealously three of these young mi- present, Mr. J. T. Rutt in the Chair, nisters are endeavouring to promote the

who presided with his well-known ability. Unitarian cause, while the respectful tes The Meeting was enlivened by the pretimony borne to the character of Mr, sence of the Secretary, Mr. Fox, who is Squier, in the Monthly Repository for

so far restored to health as to be able to March last, (p. 181,) will sufficiently de resume his public and official duties. His monstrate the value of his services in the speech, on his health being given, was northern capital ; and, it is hoped, ade abundant in humour and strikingly eloquately plead the just claims of this quent. In the course of the erening institution on the friends of evangelical several gentlemen addressed the comtruth and righteousness, for countenance pany: Mr. Acton, Mr. Hornby, (the and support.*

Deputy Treasurer, who acted for the At the close of the business the minis. Treasurer, Mr. Christie, unavoidably ah. ters and their friends dined together at sent,) Mr. G. Wood, (of Manchester,) the White Hart Tavern, Bishopsgate

Messrs. Hill and Talfourd, (barristers,) Street, Mr. Chapman in the Chair. In Mr. Wright, and others. We lament that the course of the evening, the company

we have no minute of any speech but Nir. was addressed by several gentlemen,

Wright's, of which the following is, we among whom were Drs. Evans, T. Rees, believe, an accurate report : Southwood Smith, and Messrs. Fullagar, “I rise, Sir, to thank you and this SoWright, &c. &c.

ciety, for the very kind and too flattering notice you have taken of me.

It is not

possible for me to find words that will Unitarian Fund Anniversary. do justice to my own feelings on the The Annual Meeting of the Unitarian present occasion. My connexion with Fund was held on Wednesday the 21st the Unitarian Fund I hare regarded, do inst. at the Chapel in Parliament Court. still regard, and shall ever regard, as one The devotional services were conducted of the happiest circumstances of my life: by the Rev. G. Kenrick, Rev. S. C. Fripp, it has given me opportunity of extending and Rev. J. Fullagar. The Sermon was my exertions, in a cause which will ever preached by the Rev. H. Acton, of Wal be dear to me as life itself, to the most thamstow. The preacher's text 1 Thess. distant parts of this island, and of labourii. 13, from which he discoursed with ing incessantly for the promotion of that much ability on the grounds of faith and glorious cause. I wish to express disthe excellence and power of truth. The tinctly the obligations I am under to this Sermon, wil we hope, be laid before Society and its Committees. They gave the public, according to the strongly ex me, Sir, the whole island for my bishoppressed wish of the company at the din- ric; it is true, to this bishopric were ner. After divine service, the Subscribers not appended a palace and large worldiy proceeded to the business of the Society, emoluments; and what has a Missionary Mr. James Young in the Chair. As the of the pure gospel to do with palaces and Report of the Committee and the Re. worldly emoluments? But they gave me solutions will be stitched up with the

in connexion with this bishopric what is present number, we need not detail them far more valuable ; they gave me their here. The case of William Roberts ex- judicious counsel, their powerful countecited much discussion, and it was finally Dance, and able and effective support, in resolved, that £100 should be annually the important work in which I was en-, devoted to the support of the mission at gaged : and what can an Unitarian MisMadras. As this was probably the last sionary need more? With the weapons

furnished by reason and scripture he may

go ou to demolish the strong holds of Subscriptions or donations would error, and spread successfully the Unitabe thaukfully received by the Treasurer, rian doctrine among the mass of the peo.

John Treacher, Esq., Paternoster Row; ple. I cannot forget, Sir, what were the Tutor, Rev. James Gilchrist, Newing- my feelings, and what I believe were ton Green ; or the Secretary, Mr. G. the feelings of others with whom I had Smallfield, Homerton.

the honour of acting, when this Insti.

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