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THE COLLEGE PROPERTY.
of the Gospel; its objects are co- of the Society.” The sum collected extensive with those of its fellow amounted to upwards of 50,0001. labourer; its managers are the Bishops “ It was under these auspices, and of our church, and the superior clergy
with that confidence of a permanent resident in the metropolis. Here we endowment, which these new resources have a sufficient pledge that its opera- of the Society and the liberality of the tions will be carried on with wisdom, British nation afforded, that the first and we know that its labours have, un- Prelate of our Indian diocese commencder the blessing of God, been success- ed the foundation of Bishop's College." ful. We know, indeed, that in the An appropriate piece of ground for the Committee of the other Society, there site of the College was granted by the are excellent and pious men, but still Government of India to the Incorpothe security, in our opinion, is not so rated Society; and among several ample: we doubt their judgment in for- smaller gifts to the building fund, mally recognising the sermon preached we must notice the splendid donation before them at their last anniversary, of 50001. by the Society for Promotand in annexing it to their annual ing Christian Knowledge, and of the Report; thus adopting a Calvinistic same sum by the Church Missionary confession, and declaring, that in he Society to Africa and the East. Å pulpit of the Church of England, the draft of the proposed statutes was pregospel is not preached. In making pared by Bishop Middleton, and forthese remarks, we fear not the charge warded to England; and these, with a of jealousy and aversion, for we feel few alterations, were adopted and ornone. May the heathen be converted! dained by the Incorporated Society. May the kingdom of God come! We will give one extract: Whoever advance this cause, our prayers are with them. And we ho
The College Estate, granted to the Innestly and truly believe, that we best
corporated Society by the Supreme Governperform our part in this great work, ment of British India, in the name and on by supporting the Society for the Pro- the behalf of the Honourable the East pagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. India Company, together with any addi.
We are induced to give here a short tions to the same already made, or which statement respecting Bishop's College,
may hereafter be made, as also the fabric, and we beg to say, that our informa
with its appurtenances, and all funds destion is derived from a history of the
tined to the support of the College, or to
the carrying on of its designs, and all proestablishment, read at the request of
perty, real or personal belonging to, or Bishop Heber, at a Meeting of the
connected with the Society's Missions or Bombay District Committee.
Schools, are vested in the Incorporated “ The Society for the Propagation Society for ever; with whom also is the of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, is the government, and the absolute and entire conbody to whose influence and exer- troul of the College, except so far as any tions this foundation is to be attri- power, jurisdiction, or authority, is or may buted." In 1818, the Society placed be otherwise delegated by these Statutes,
sum of 50001. in the hands of or by any other authentic act of the said Bishop Middleton, to be appropriated Society. in whatever manner might seem to him In these statutes, too, the Society best for the propagation of the gospel declares, that it "endows 20 theoloin India. The Bishop suggested the gical scholarships in the College for establishment of a mission college near students, from any part of the contiCalcutta; and this proposition was im- nent and islands of Asia, under British mediately adopted by the Society. A protection and authority,” to be empetition, accompanied by a memorial ployed as missionaries, schoolmasters, of the Society's past proceedings, was or catechists. The Society for Propresented by the President the Arch- moting Christian Knowledge has bishop of Canterbury, and the Arch- founded five scholarships at 50l. each bishop of York, to the Prince Regent, per annum, for clerical students, to who was graciously pleased to authorise be denominated Bishop Middleton's a collection throughout England“ in Scholars, and has established one furtherance of the eastern operations Tamul teacher at the same salary; and
it is with the highest gratification we taking leave of a Christian brother of the state, that the Church Missionary So- same devoted spirit with himself. He ciety in 1821, approving of the plan
held his hand, while', with the eye of faith, and reposing a generous confidence in
he appeared to penetrate within the veil, the Incorporated Society, gave a fur
and earnestly exclaimed, in reference to ther donation of 1000l. to the College,
his service to his Master, "we are but half
awake!!" I am certain nothing but the adding a confident expectation that
Spirit of Christ can awaken us to our spithe same grant would be annually re
ritual duties--can alone give us any apprepeated. In the same excellent spirit,
hension of the love of God, of the value of a vote of 50001. was made by the
an immortal soul, and of the glories of British and Foreign Bible Society, "in redemption. He alone can impress His aid of that important branch of the love on our hearts, of which we may easily proposed operations of the College, the speak, but not so easily feel; and until it translation of the Scriptures into the be felt, we are very slow to appreciate his languages of India." "As soon as the example, and obey his divine command, as buildings were completed, the Incor- I have loved you, love ye one another.' porated Society sent out a collection of The Rev. J. B. Sumner, after reading books to the value of about 10001. the names of the officers of the intendfor the use of the College. The an- ed District Society, remarked, nual expenditure of the Society, on We look abroad into the world, and see behalf of the College, is at present men engaged in pursuing their own adabove 40001.
vantage, often with very little attention to It is most satisfactory to record the the interests of others. We see them folfollowing resolution agreed to by the lowing up the concerns of time, and too Boinbay Committee ; for it gives the frequently losing sight of the far more opinion of persons who were capable, important concerns of eternity. Looking by their own experience, of estimating
on the surface of the community, this is the the prospects and object of the Col- aspect it presents. But these Societies shew
that there is another aspect; something lege:
below the surface : they shew us a volunRESOLVED, -That this meeting, being tary association of persons united with no impressed with a high sense of the princi- view to their own advantage, but solely for ples and proceedings of the Society, is the benefit of their fellow-creatures: united further persuaded that Bishop's Mission with no view towards tbe present world, College, founded by the Society near Cal- but solely towards the interests of another. cutta, presents a safe and practicable method May I not add, especially when I consider of propagating the Gospel among the nations the persons of whom the committee now of this country, by the gradual diffusion of before me is composed, that we see the knowledge, the superintendence and publi- same persons who are actively employed cation of religious tracts, the Liturgy and in the needful duties of life, leaving, for a versions of Scripture, and the education of while, their business, and neglecting their persons qualified to act as preachers of the pleasures, that they may serve the cause of Gospel, and schoolmasters.
God and mankind, and not without effect. We will now give a few extracts We are quite sure the advocates of from the proceedings of the meeting at the Societies never serve their cause so Newcastle. The worthy Vicar read effectually, as when they give their an excellent account of the Societies, hearers information respecting their for which we must observe the public past and present operations. General are primarily indebted to a pamphlet, observations, however excellent, create azeribed to the Rev. J. C. Wigram, the not so permanent an interest as facts. exemplary Secretary of the National
Hence, on this account especially, we Sebool Society, and noticed in our have read with much satisfaction the number for June last, page 353 : this speech of the Rev. Robert Green. We publication cannot be too generally regret we can only extract the conknown and circulated.
cluding paragraph : William Chapman, Esq. in
In England, certainly, there is no need clusion, observed,
of that question of St. Paul,"How shall I am now reminded of the last words they believe in him of whom they liave uttered but very lately by a faithful minis- not heard, and how shall they hear without ter, and bright ornament of our church, on a preacher ?” For in the terms of the VOL. X. NO. I.
same apostle,—"The word is nigh you, even in your mouth, and in your hearts.' The gospel of Christ, thanks be to God, has gone over the whole of this blessed land; and the poorest man in the nation may, if he so pleases, hear it on every returning Sabbath-day, from the readingdesk and the pulpit. But it is not so in those countries in which the Society's missionaries are labouring; and anxious as they are to render it so, anxious as they are to increase and extend their operations, that cannot be done unless we come forward and furnish them with the means of carrying their benevolent designs into execution; if we do not so, perhaps thousands of souls may perish for lack of knowledge, and then will not the sin lie at our door? I trust, however, that an appeal will never be made in vain to the British public; more especially, when the object of that appeal is to enable others to provide for the spiritual wants of our fellow-creatures. And I augur well for the success of the general designs of the Society, from the alacrity manifested by the laity throughout the empire, to co-operate with the clergy in spreading the knowledge of the gospel. We know enough, I think, to excite us to join heart and hand in this pious work, and to stimulate us to fervent prayer, that the Lord of the harvest, who alone can bless the increase, would send forth more labourers into his vineyard. With a boldness, then, which my station in this town can alone warrant, I would now venture to ask you to give your aid to this Society, not merely by donations, but also to come forward with annual subscriptions, and join us, your ministers, in forming and supporting a District Committee for this town and neighbourhood. By so doing, you will most effectually co-operate with this Society; by so doing, you will be the means, under Divine Providence, of giving to others, what I am persuaded you yourselves consider as the choicest of God's gifts—the blessing of the everlasting gospel.
The Rev. W. S. Gilly observed, that public meetings and public appeals accorded with the manners, the tempers, and the wishes of the people of England; according first with the spirit of the constitution, the principle of them had intermingled itself with the concerns of religious and charitable bodies, which, if they desired the public to take an interest in them, must cheerfully and openly tell the public, at public meetings, what they had been about, what they had done, how it had been done, and what remained to be done.
The reverend gentleman proceeded to say, that, in turning over some of the former Reports of the Society for Pro
moting Christian Knowledge, he had found the following lamentation over the inadequate success of that Society :—“ It commenced its labours with firm, but unassuming confidence, trusting in the intrinsic excellence of its designs for success in a Christian land. But while, amidst its manifold exertions, it refrained from display and parade, noiseless and unobtrusive, they attracted but little of public observation. A knowledge of them was confined, for the most part, to the persons who were actively engaged in the cause; and thousands of those who were daily receiving their benefits, were ignorant of the source froin which they were derived. Hence, though occupied in all that is grand in human projects, the advancement of the temporal and eternal happiness of man, it not only missed that fulness of patronage
to which it reasonably looked, but has certainly, in proportion to the sphere of its operations, and the importance of its views, been less generally known to the public, than perhaps any other charitable institution in the kingdom." This eloquent exposé spoke volumes. It shews why our two most ancient Church Societies have not received that fulness of patronage to which they may reasonably look; not because their sphere of operations is contracted, or their utility questionable, but because they have refrained from giving sufficient publicity to their proceedings. “ Refrained from parade and display-noiseless and unobtrusive," are the nicely chosen words in which that well-written Report signifies the Society's abstinence from any appeal like that to which they were then having recourse. But if its want of success be attributable solely to its unobtrusiveness, to “ the noiseless tenour of its way," then, in the name of all that is stirring and active, let it keep silence no longer, but let its eulogists te “ trumpettongued,” and make its name and praises resound at public meetings, from one end of the kingdom to another. They had been taught, by painful experience, not to trust entirely to the intrinsic excellence of any cause for success, but “after the manner of men,” to have recourse to such rational and ordinary means, as usually promote the ends we may have in view. An unanswerable argument in defence of giving the greatest publicity to their proceedings, was derived from the fact, that the Friends of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge had increased fivefold since the establishment of Diocesan and District Committees. Shall it be called parade and display, to tell the world, that two Church Societies had been
at work for 125 years, in doing all the dominions it had been averred. May good they could, not to Churchmen only, I beg the favour of having this note, or but to all mankind? There is nothing its substance, inserted in your next more in throwing themselves upon the number. I remain, Sir, public consideration, than saying, we will
Your very obedient servant, remain in darkness and in a corner no
R. P. BUDDICOM. longer, because Charitable Societies, like tender plants, to which the utmost care is administered in doors, require to be
NATIONAL SCHOOL SOCIETY. brought to the light, or they languish and perish. Therefore, let it be said, our Vestry Room, St. Martin's in the fields. hearts have burned within us long enough,
5th December, 1827. we have mused long enough; therefore,
At the monthly meeting of the Gelet us now speak out, and tell it abroad
neral Committee of the above Society, with our tongues, as well as our pens, that the Church has not been asleep, when
the following grants were made for the others have been awake; that she, too,
usual purposes ; viz. Shepton Mallet, has been vigilant and active, if not in
Somerset, 100l. conditionally; Peckcollecting money, yet in burnishing the
ham, 701. ; St. Matthew's district, Manarms of the spiritual panoply against the
chester, 1501. ; Burnley, Lancashire, spiritual enemy, both at hoine and abroad. 1001. in lieu of the former grant, the
conditions of which could not be ful
filled; Helston, Cornwall, 601. addiS. P. G.LIVERPOOL COMMITTEE. tional; Llanvrechva, Carnarvon, 25l.; Mr. Buddicom's Speech.
Brighthelmstone, 5001., the school in
that town to which a former grant was Everton, Liverpool, 11th Dec. 1827. made having been established without MR. EDITOR,—I have this day read calling on the Society for the assistance the number of the Christian Remem
which had been promised; Horsley, brancer for September last, containing Derby, 601 conditionally. Several an account of the establishment of a
cases were deferred till the meeting on Liverpool District Committee in aid
the first Wednesday in January. of the Society for Propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts. The meet
VAUDOIS FUND. ing, at which our excellent Diocesan presided, was addressed by other cler- Report on the State of the Fund for the gymen much more competent than
Relief of the Vaudois Protestants of myself to inform and interest it; but
Piedmont. London, June, 1828. as the few remarks which I was called We are gratified in being able to call upon to make have been noticed at attention to the results of certain efforts some length, I shall feel greatly obliged which commenced about three years if you will permit me to correct an since in favour of the above interesting error into which your reporter has people. The Committee have at length fallen, and which I should not wish to published a report on the state of the remain without an amendment. I did funds of a most satisfactory nature. not make use of the expression attri- Before, however, we point out its leadbuted to me," that the sun never set ing features, we must express a hope upon the British flag, as certainly an that this is not all the Committee old saying, about the time of Richard mean to give the public. A voice, the Second.” The very alphabet of loud and earnest, was lifted up in behistory would have abundantly contra- half of these people throughout the dicted such an assertion. The remark, land. It was answered readily and that the sun never set upon our na- liberally : 6456l. was placed at the distion's flag, was made by the Reverend posal of the Committee. We admit Gentleman who preceded me; and in they have rendered a faithful account noticing it, I merely observed, that it of their stewardship : but we preheld good with much greater propriety sume, meanwhile, some interesting in reference to Britain at this time, correspondence has taken place; dethan to the kingdom of Spain under tails have been brought to light; VauPhilip the Second, of whose extensive dois practices and habits have been
elucidated; and, we doubt not, some been about 3 per cent. which we conaccounts obtained of the manner in sider small. which our charitable efforts in their The following facts are important: behalf have been witnessed. All these, “The hospital at La Tour, in the we trust, are not to be kept in dark- valley of Lucerne, was opened in the ness. Therefore, while we thank the month of May 1816. During the Committee for their prudential ma- course of the first year the number of nagement of funds, we invite them to patients admitted was sixty-four; of furnish us with something more palat- which forty-three were cured, seven able than a catalogue of names, a debtor died, and fourteen remained in the and creditor account, and four meagre house. For the support of this estamemoranda extracted from the mi- blishment, London and Berlin send nutes of the meeting. The Report is, each annually 120l.; Holland, 100l.; however, highly satisfactory as to es- and land purchased with the contrisentials. We have a full catalogue of butions in the Swiss Cantons, Genoa, contributors; and a good specimen of Turin, &c. brings a return of 80l. per what may be effected by a little zeal annum, in the separate list of Lichfield contri- “A house in Pomaret, at the junction butors. ~ The Lords Commissioners of the valleys of Perouse and St. Marof his Majesty's Treasury have been tin, has been fitted up as a dispensary, pleased to issue 10001. in aid of the to be considered as a branch of the Vaudois, being a sum equal in amount hospital; to this also London and Berto the arrears due to such pastors as lin contribute equal sums of 30l. per were actually in the exercise of their annum. functions between 1804 and 1807; “ Hitherto children of both sexes and this sum has been divided between have been assembled in the same schoolsuch of the said pastors as are now room, and all such schools have been living, and the descendants of such as supported by Holland. On 1st Auwere then living but are since de- gust 1826, four schools for girls only ceased.” “ The treasurer has received were established by the London Comfrom the same quarter 2771. being the mittee in the most convenient points net annual amount of the royal pension of the Vaudois territory. Some asformerly paid to the Vaudois pastors of sistance has also been afforded for Piemont." Of the gross amount of young persons intended for the micontributions, about 3001. have been nistry, and who pursue their studies at transmitted to the pastors; 42691. in- Lausanne and Geneva. The expense vested in the stocks for the hospital of these individuals, as well as that of fund; 1055l. similarly secured for a the schools throughout the territory, school fund; and 5641. for a fund for has for some time been principally, if the education for the ministry. The not entirely, defrayed by the liberality gross expenses of management have of the Dutch."
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