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These, we may presume, want no informa- barbarism, which rarely fails to give birth tion; but, to such as anticipate the investi- to miracles, fairies, ghosts, and monsters. ture of this enviable badge, a knowledge of To such as delight in “legendary lore,” the rules will be essentially valuable. this will be found an entertaining volume.
28, A Sermon preached at Hull, Nov. It contains several humorous etchings, by 1831, on the Unknown Tongues, by R. M. the same author. These are highly groBeverley, Esq., (Westley, London,) begins tesque, and every way suitable to the leby furnishing scriptural tests, by which we gends which they are intended to illustrate. are directed to try the spirits which at 33. A Charge addressed to the Rev. times appear in the church. To these James Reid Brown, in the Scots Church, tests the unknown tongues are summoned, Swallow-street, London, Nov. 1831, by and the result is, they are “ weighed in the Robert Burns, D. 1). F. S. A., (Douglas, balance, and found wanting.” But it is London,) appears before us only in outline. useless to animadverton what neither A short advertisement states, that, during speakers nor hearers ever pretend to under- its delivery, notes were taken of the leading stand.
topics by Mr. John Leslie, one of the con29. Sermons for Children, (Religious gregation, and that from these notes the Tract Society, London,) contain whole present pamphlet emanates. Of this charge, some and important truths, delivered in enough has been preserved to place the plain and familiar language. Affectionate ministers of the gospel in a state of awful exhortation is the leading characteristic; responsibility, and to convince them that and this is so prominent, that it is calcu- their duties are both numerous and imlated to captivate the youthful mind, to portant. Mr. Burns ranges through an infuse into it right principles, and to incul- ample field, like a traveller well acquainted cate practical godliness.
with its capabilities, and directs his ministe30. The Etymological Spelling-book rial pupil how to cultivate the soil, to root out and Expositor ; being an Introduction to the weeds, to sow and cherish the sacred the Spelling, Pronunciation, and Deriva- seed, and prepare an immortal crop for an tion, of the Language, 8c., by Henry eternal harvest. Mr. Leslie has followed Butler, (Simpkin, London,) can hardly him with commendable industry and sucfail to be very useful in schools, and to all cess, and engages to devote the produce of young persons. It unites, on a small scale, his little publication to purposes of Chris. the joint properties of a spelling-book and tian benevolence. dictionary; in which, syllable, accent, and 34. .The Substance of a Sermon, by J. meaning, are so combined, as to give ex- Peacock, London, (Wightman, London,) tensive information at a single glance. is earnest, energetic, and scriptural, en
31. The Champion of Cyrus, a Drama, forcing the doctrine of its text, “ that now in Five Acts, by Luke Booker, LL.D. it is high time to awake out of sleep.” F.R.S.L. &c., (Simpkin, London,) is in- 35. Four Sermons preached before the troduced with some well-written prefatory University of Cambridge, in Nov. 1831, observations. The characters in the drama by the Rev. "Chas. Simeon, M.A., (Holdsare well sustained, but the plot is not intricate, worth & Co., London,) will obtain a strong and few momentous events burst upon us recommendation to public notice from the unexpectedly. It nevertheless has numer- well-known author's name. Mr. Simeon ous incidents which are at all times in- has long stood at the head of the evangeliteresting, and the reader's attention is always cal ecclesiastics in the university, of which kept on the alert, until the final catastrophe. he is one of the brightest ornaments, on It is a composition of considerable merit, which account every production of his pen but one, we conceive, that is better suited is always received with serious expectation, for the closet than the staye.
that is rarely disappointed. These dis32. Legends and Stories of Ireland, by courses are on the offices of the Holy Samuel Lover, R.H.A., (Baldwin, Lon- Spirit in the conversion of sinners. To this don,) are founded on Irish character and he ascribes a divine efficiency which no manners, of which the island furnishes an
agency can supersede, and for which noalmost inexhaustible source. Numerous thing can become a substitute. His lanpublications of a similar nature are already guage is energetic and affectionate; the before the public; but to an industrious authority of scripture supports bis argugleaner, the field is still prolific in rich ments, and no one can doubt the legitimacy supplies. This volume contains seventeen of his positions, who admits the great stories, some of which are of the most wild truths of gospel revelation. and romantic description, and all must be 36. A Sermon preached Nov. 6, 1831, traced to their origin in that unlettered at the St. Pancras Purochial Chapel,
London, by the Rev. William Harness, ment of this institution, they had no asylum H.M, (Longman, London,) glances in no from the wrath of their offended Jewish disguised terms at the gift of tongues brethren : who, enraged at what they claimed by certain individuals in a neigh- deemed their apostacy, persecuted them bouring Scotch church. Of these strange incessantly, and by every means sought pretensions, it furnishes a just exposure, their overthrow and destruction. Without and leaves their votaries in a pitiable con the means of support, and without the dition. With all besides those who labour knowledge of any trade by which they under the delusion, its argumentation and could honestly obtain it, their situation was reasoning will be duly appreciated ; but it pitiable in the extreme, being cast upon will appeal in vain to a tribunal over which the wide world, bereft of every relative, neither the dictates of reason, nor the sanc every friend, and all the means by which ions of revelation, preside.
they formerly existed ; for all these departed like a shadow, the moment it was known that they had embraced Christianity.
On being gathered together from all Through hosts of impediments, from evils quarters, these baptized Hebrews, within occurrent, and the opposition of ungodly the walls of this institution, enjoy peace men, the friends of the Hebrew nation per- and rest ; and the comforts with which they severe in their efforts to induce the descend are surrounded, the instruction they receive, ants of Abraham to embrace the truths of the holy conversation in which they join, the gospel, and hail Jesus of Nazareth, and the supplications to the God of all whom their fathers crucified, as their true grace, which are duly offered up for themMessiah. Hitherto, althongh they have selves, and all their cutcast brethren, cheer much to mourn over, from untoward disci- their souls. The opening prospects of proples, and men who were once washed from curing a decent livelihood in the exercise their filthiness, but have returned to the of that industry to which they are for the beggarly elements of this present world, first time becoming accustomed, and of and become gainsayers, they have to re worshipping God according to their own joice, on beholding many of their children consciences, also rear up their hearts in walking in the truth.
grateful aspirations to the God and Father The Hebrew institution at Camden of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath, by Town contains a band of Hebrews, who, His providence and grace, called them out for the most part, appear to be earnestly of darkness into marvellous light, and seeking the Lord of life, and to feel a placed their feet in the paths of peace. holy brotherhood each with each, and with Since the departure of those turbulent those who are placed over them, knowing spirits which introduced anarchy in a charity that they care for their souls. To bebold where harmony ought to reign alone, these these sons of Abraham, who erewhile were institutions have peace within their walls, vagabondizing from village to village, and and unanimity amongst their conductors; from town to town, engaged in a nefarious and such is become the spirit of inquiry in traffic for their daily bread, seated in the the Hebrew community, that applications industrious exercise of manufacture, by · for admission are petual made, in which they will in due time be enabled to such numbers, that the inmates might be provide things honest in the sight of all multiplied fourfold at any time. But the men; and engaged, both morning and eve. difficulties attendant on procuring sufficient ning, in reading the Sacred Scriptures of funds to meet the current demands necesthe Old and New Testament, comparing sary for the support of these, and all other them with each other, and in holy conver large establishments, arrest the good which sation, with prayer and thanksgiving, ex would otherwise flow to this long-afflicted, horting each other to know and hold fast yet chosen nation. the truth as it is in Jesus Christ, is an exhi On Sunday morning, February 5th, the larating spectacle to those who feel an Rev. H. Revell, eldest son of H. Revell, interest in their welfare, and who remember Esq. of Burton Crescent, London, and of the awful blasphemies which erewhile pro- Round Oak, Surrey, at the early age of 32 ceeded from their lips.
years, left this vale of tears, for a brighter The Hebrew Institution in Hackney world, to be for ever, we doubt not, with Road, contains Jews who have put on the the Lord. His death was awfully sudden. Lord Jesus Christ, both inwardly, we hope, In assisting the Rev. T. J. Judkin, minister by the Holy Ghost, as well as outwardly, of Somer's Church, St. Pancras, where the by an open profession of, and baptism in, inmates of the Hebrew institution in Cam
Previously to the establish- den Town regularly attend Divine service,
on Sundays, the Rev. H. Revell became Whitecross-street Prison.-In a petition about to be
presented to parliament, on the subject of imprisonacquainted with these Israelites, and, as a ment for debt, it is stated, that, out of 3500 persons
aungally discharged from this place of confinement, christian minister, volunteered his services
1500 are for debts varying from five pence to amounts to them in their new abode. Often have under forty shillings! The above petition has been
drawn up by Mr. James Wright, now immured in this his ardent lectures, and his feeling exhorta prison for debts contracted by his patriotic endeavours tions, warmed the souls of both Jews and
to promote the welfare of friendly societies. Gentiles, during his repeated visits ; and
Widows' Fund Anniversary. - The Rev. Eustace
Carey, late of Calcutta, is expected to preach the long will they be remembered with grati- annual sermon for the relief of the necessitous widows
and children of protestant dissenting ministers, on tude and affection by all who heard him. Wednesday, the 11th of April next, at the Rev. J. E.
Giles's, Salter's-hall chapel, Cannon-street. Service His zealous solicitude for the redemption of to begin at twelve o'clock at noon, precisely. Israel from their long and awful night of Emancipation of Crown Slaves.- In the house of combondage and tribulation, was manifested on
mons, August 17th, Mr. Burke asked the noble under
secretary for the colonies, whether government had all occasions; and the deep regret of all taken proper measures for the regulation and mainte
pauce of the crown slaves who had been emancipated concerned in their welfare, with due sub in the West India islands? Lord Howick said, that mission to Divine Providence, on this sud.
government had not issued orders for the emauci.
pation of the crown slaves, until they had taken all den bereavement of the little flock, of a necessary precautions to guard against unfortunate
consequences. It was, however, gratifying to find minister, who was borne away in the zenith
that these precautions were unnecessary. He had of his useful career, while the promise of received a despatch, from the governor of Antigua, long and extensive usefulness bloomed upon elapsed since the emancipation of the crown slaves,
they had been employed industriously in providing his brow, was proportionate to their affec
for their owu support, and that, although the number tion for him.
was 371, no case of crime had occurred amongst
them, nor were there any complaints of poverty." During nearly the whole of Saturday, Here, then, we have irrefragable proof, that large
numbers of slaves, who have undergone no previous February 4th, the Rev. H. Revell, exer
preparation, may be liberated at once, without detriment cised himself in his favourite work of mercy,
either to the public or themselves. After this, it is to
be hoped, the Codrington trustees will no longer pervisiting and relieving the poor and the sist in believing, that, to enfranchise their tradesmen, afflicted, in the Somers-Town district of
at once, would be followed by “ more suffering and
crime than have ever yet been witnessed under the St. Pancras parish, according to his accus most galling bondage.' If, to make the assurance
doubly sure, they should wish, before they liberate tomed benevolence, and in the evening he their 300 captives, to take the same precautions which delivered a most solemn lecture, to the
goverument took before they emancipated the 371
crown slaves in Antigua, no doubt Lord Howick inmates and others, in the Hebrew institu would be most happy to inform them what those pre
cautions were, though, in the event, they proved untion, Camden Town. His impressive man necessary. It is hardly to be supposed, that the dener, while he dwelt upon that passage,
groes, under the care of the Society for the Propaga
tion of the Gospel, are in a more unprepared state for “The Jews require a sign, and the Greeks the enjoyment of freedom, than were the negroes who
were held to belong to the crown. If, therefore, the seek after wisdom : but we preach Christ latter could be safely and beneficially put in possession crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block,
of the rights they had too long been robbed of, no
reasonable man will say that any injurious conse. and unto the Greeks foolishness ;" will be quences could be apprehended from the society's
doing the same act of justice to the unhappy beings, long remembered by all who heard him.
whom, by the law of the strongest, they have held, About ten in the evening he reached his from the hour of their birth to this very day, in
miserable bondage. Does this society think that the habitation, and almost immediately retired non-enslavement of the new-born infant also, must be
followed by “more suffering and crime than have to rest, being greatly exhausted
ever yet been witnessed under the most galling bondlabours of the day. Not issuing from his age." Are they not afraid that their conduct will be
construed, by other slave holders, into a direct sanction room at his accustomed hour on Sunday of that most iniquitous principle, that human beings, morning, his servant became alarmed, en
reduced to a state of slavery by ackuowledged fraud
and violence, may yet be ined in bondage. tered his chamber, and found him in the
Attorneys and Solicitors.-What is the real history “ Blessed are the dead which of the change which has so recently taken place, in
regard to these two titles and designations? We have die in the Lord : Yea, saith the Spirit, that now, in reality, no country attorneys, they are all solithey may rest from their labours; and their citors; and, in calling themselves so, they seem to
forget their origin. The following is a pretty true works do follow them.”
account of the office and profession In the time
of our Saxon ancestors, the freemen in every shire W. COLDWELL.
met twice a year, under the presidency of the shire
Teeve, or sheriff, and this meeting was called the King Square, February, 1832.
sherif's torn. By degrees, the freemen declined giving their personal attendance, and a freeman who did attead, carried with him the prories of such of his friends as could not appear. He who actually went
to the sheriff's torn, was said, according to the old GLEANINGS.
Saxon, to go at the torn, and hence came the word
attorney, which sigpified one that went to the torn for Sunday-schools in Great Britain.-There are at least one
others, carrying with him a power to act or vote for million and a quarter of scholars belonging to Sunday.
those who employed him." "I do not conceive that schools in the united kingdom; and, taking the popu
the attorney has any right to call himself a solicitor, lation at twenty-one millions, that will give one child
but where he has business in a court of equity.to Sunday schools out of every seventeen persons of
Heraldic Anomalies. the population. The average expense in conducting a Sunday-school, of two hundred children, is about Magnificent Oak Tree.—Recently was felled, near 51. per apnum for lessons and books, if purchased at Ludlow, in Shropshire, a noble oak, the produce of the Sunday School Union Depository, and about 151. which was 39 tons of timber, 55 cords of wood, 200 per annum for rent; the chief part of which sums park pales, and five cords of brackets, A bough, broken are, in most cases, contributed by the teachers them. off before the tree was cut down, which weighed selves, in addition to their gratuitous labour. So that seven tons and a half. Three men were employed a the children can be instructed in the Sunday-school month in stacking it. The whole tree was valued at for two shillings per annum.
bed a corpse.
The Rich and the Poor.- In the churchyard of Goods and Chattels. The following is copied from Clackmannan, there is a tombstone, with the initials the Antigua Weekly Register of June 7_" For sale, C. G. engraved upon it. From the inscription, DOW by John Page, on accommodation terms, a rich set of Dearly obliterated, it appears, that the poor man in- pearls, &c. Also a good family horse, and substantial terred there went one day to the castle to ask charity. gig and harness. On hand, various articles of furni. The haughty lord of the mansion happened to be at ture, glass and crockery ware, saddle and draught an open window, and, hearing the supplicant's peti- horses, gigs, pegroes, &c.”- First pearls, next furnition, called out to him, “ Gae to bell! you shall va ture, then horses and gigs, and, finally, human come in here." "To hell!" said the poor man, " I beings, among the numerous et ceteras that scarcely need da go there; I have just come from that!” deserve naming! Take another specimen :- King: "Ay," said the chief," what's
doing there?". Why, ston, July 13, 1831. Wanted, old copper, which will my lord, they are playing the same game there as be purchased in small quantities, or otherwise. And, here: they are taking in the rich, and holding out the for sale, a young negro man, an excellent baker and
." This smart reply cost the poor man his life; cook; and his mother, an excellent washerwoman. the tyrant of the castle caused him to be tortured to They will be sold separately or together.-N. B. A death.
trial will be given, if required." Stilton Cheese.-Although Leicestershire has ac
Adulteration of Wines.-Wines are adulterated with quired no national fame, like Cheshire and Gloucester- bitter almonds, or leaves of cherry laurel, in order to shire, for the excellence of its cheese, it stands,
impart to them a nutty flavour with sweet-briar, Devertheless, both as respects its superior quality and
orrice-root, clary and cherry-laurel water, and elder. high price, the first in the kingdom--perhaps in the
flowers, to give a high flavour; with alum, to render world. Many of its best dairies invariably fetch
young and meagre wines bright ; with cake of pressed equal prices with the higher qualities of those dis- elderberries and bilberries, to render faint-coloured tricts. This only puts it on an equality. But it is in port pale; with red sumach, to colour white wines this county that the true English parmesan, called red; with oak sawdust, or sloes, or husks of filberts, Stilton cheese, was first made, and continues to be a to give astringency to unripe wines; with tincture of standard article of production. This far-famed deli
raisin-seeds, to flavour factitious port; and with a cacy is to be found at the tables of the highest ranks;
variety of spices, to repder wine pungent.--From a and, when of the best quality and in the highest state
chapter on " Adulterations of Alimentary Matter," in of perfection, independent of its exquisite relish, it Dr. Ryan's Manual of Medical Jurisprudence. probably contaius the greatest concentration of nutri.
Test of Coffee.-Persons de ous of knowing whethe ment of any artificial preparation of food. The secret
coffee is pure, or whether succory has been mixed of its make was for some time confined to the family
with it, will fiod the following an infallible test :--of the original inventors, who were under an engagement to sell all they could make to the famous
"Let a small glass vessel be filled with cold water,
and a pinch of the coffee thrown into it. If the water Cooper Thornhill, of Stilton; and, being thus to be
remain transparent, and be not in the slightest degree obtained of him only, it received the appellation of Stilton cheese, when it ought to have been named
discoloured, the coffee is pure; but should the liquid Withcote cheese, being first made in that small vil
become tinged with red, and red particles fall to the
bottom, as in the case of sugar, when being dissolved lage, on the eastern side of the couuty bordering upon Rutlandshire, and about thirty miles from Stilton.
in water, it is a sure proof that the coffee has been adulterated with succory,"
,"-Journal des Connaissances Curtis's Topographical History of Leicestershire.
Usuelles. Marking Ink.–Marking ink may be made of the
Capture of a Slave Ship.-The British man-of-war, following ingredients-Sulphur of manganese, 1 oz. ; distilled water, 1 oz.; powdered sugar, 2 oz.; lamp
Druid, lately captured, near Bahia, a slave schooner, black, , drmThose substances are to be blended
with fifty-eight slaves. They had nearly finished into a paste. It may be used as printer's ink. When
searching her, when by chance an officer put his dry, the mark is to be washed in a solution of canstic,
sword into the bung-hole of one of the water tubs, and
was answered by a cry from within. The cask was or pure potash ; and, after being again dried, the part is washed in plaid water.
opened, and out crept three Coast of Mina blacks.
Globe, Island of Bornev.- A Mr. Dalton has published, in
Arrival of Captured Slaves at Sierra Leone -'The the Singapore Chronicle, a portion of his journal of a tour up the Coti river, on the east coast of Borneo,
Portuguese and Spaniards impress on the minds of six hundred miles from its fall into the sea. Major
the slaves, that the English are anxious to destroy Mullen and his party were murdered here, and no
them; in consequence of which, the poor creatures other European is known to have penetrated thus far.
are, just after captare, much dejected; but, as they The sultan of Coti, who was at Marpow, sent for
are generally immediately released from their conMr. Dalton, and, much against the wish of his Bugis
finement, and every possible attention paid to them, friends at Tongarron, the capital of Coti, he placed
they soon become cheerful, and, although totally himself under the guidance and protection of Saib
unacquainted with one another's language, shortly
become familiarized by signs or motions; and, when Abdullah, the Bandarre, and proceeded to Marpow, in company with him. His description of the journey
anchored in Freetown" harbour, awaiting their adjuopens new and beautiful scenes, in a country hitherto
dication, their countrymen located in the colony visit pakoown, and shut to European eyes. At Marpow,
them; and, from being acquainted with their aphe made a fictitious but excusable contract with the
proaching delivery, they indulge in merriment and rajah, to supply him with money and goods from
pleasure. Should there be any disease among the Singapore, by which alone he saved his life, and ob
slaves on board the ships, they are landed as soon as tained permission to leave the country.
the necessary legal forms are gone through. Many
of these poor creatures arrive in such a deplorable Legend of St. George and the Dragon.-Gibbon says, state, from want and disease, that it is difficult to prethat St. George was no other than the Bishop of Cap. serve their lives. It is really shocking to humanity, padocia, a personage of very unecclesiastical habits, to see a cargo of children arrive, sometimes mere and expresses some degree of surprise that such a skeletons, in a complete state of exhaustion. The person should ever have been sanctified in the calen- small pox and measles often break out on board the dar. But the whole story of this deliverance of the slave vessels, as well as the ophthalmia. Slaves are princess of Egypt, is an allegory of the sufferiugs of purchased from the natives, on an average, for about the church, which is typified as the daughter of
four pounds each, and are paid for in gunpowder, Egypt, driven into the wilderness, and exposed to arms, tobacco, ardent spirits, &c. Those taken in the destruction by the dragon, the ancient emblem over
latitude of Sierra Leone, might reach Fernandez Po all the East, of imperial power. The Bishop of Cap- in fifteen or twenty days.- Major Ricketts. padocia manfully withstood the attempts of the em- Singular Advancements in Life.-The Roman emperor, and ultimately succeeded in procuring an im- peror, c. Julius Æmilianus, was a Moorish slave. perial recognition of the church in Egypt. We have Aurelian, the emperor of kome, was the son of a poor adverted to this, merely to show the devices in which
peasant. Pope Alexander the Fifth was a common the legends of the church were sometimes embodied; beggar in the Isle of Candia. Pope Adrian the and the illuminated missales, even the mass-books, in Fourth was a poor English monk. the early stages of printing, abundantly prove and illustrate the opinions expressed.-Note to Gall's Life
Animal Reduction.-The jockeys of Newmarket, and other race-courses, waste themselves, to be re
duced to the standard of weight prescribed : this is Extraordinary Potato Root.-A single root of potatoes effected by being half-buried in a dung-heap! The was, a short time since, dug up in the ground occu- injury inflicted on the constitution is terrible; it is an pied by Mr. Richard Wilson, Leyland Moss, to which act of suicide : they may, indeed, not know what they were attached no fewer than two hundred and sixty are doing, but their masters ought to know better. potatoes! Large roots, as well as large crops, of this vegetable, have this year been common in that dis
The Solitary Mariner.-A bottle has been picked up trict; but the above exceeds any to which our atten
on the coast of Jutland, containing a letter, in Danish, tion has yet been called.
to the following effect:-.“ Lost, the whole of the
crew, carried off by cholera, except myself, Nicholas Cost Price of a Peer-We understand that the fees Pederson, second midshipman of the ship Henrietta at the Herald's Office, and other necessary expences
Dorothea, of Borgen, (Norway,) the 7th of August, attending the creation of a new peer, amount to 6001.
Natural Curiosity:-There is, in the garden of Mr. The eighth Report of the committee for the Im. Sharples, of Horwich, a wasp's nest in a gooseberry provement of Prison Discipline. tree. It is in the shape of a balloon, and has the ap- Speeches on the Punishment of Death, in the House pearance, at a distance, of being covered with cloth. of Commons. There is a sentinel wasp. constantly on duty at the The Georgian Era, in 4 vols, vol. I. entrance of the nest, which betrays uneasiness at the Essay on the Rights of the Hindoo over Ancestral approach of intruders; there are three or four other Property. By Rajah-Rammohun Roy. wasps generally on the top of the nest, which regularly Moral Fables. By Ingram Cobbin, M. A. take their turn as watchmen. Hundreds of persons The Voice of Humanity, No. 7. have called upon Mr. Sharples to inspect this curiosity. The History and Topography of the United States
Capacity of Blacks. - The editor of the Liberia of North America, Parts 26 to 30. Herald, of West Africa, a newspaper edited by a
The Druid, a Tragedy. By T. Cromwell. negro, and circulating in a colony of free blacks, in The Phenomena of Nature, familiarly explained.
From the German. an article intended to refute the opinion that the negroes are inferior in point of intellect to the white
History of the Jews in all Ages. races, cites a number of instances of celebrated black Lardner's Cyclopedia, Vol. XXVII. Italian Re. men who have distinguished themselves, notwith
publics. standing every disadvantage. Among others, Han
Christian Directions, showing how to walk with
God. By T. Gouge. nibal, an African, who rose to the rank of lien tenant. general, under Peter the Great of Russia. His son, a
The Bow in Strength, or the History of Joseph. By mulatto, was also a lieutenant-general in the Russian
Charles Larom, Sheffield. corps of artillery. Francis Williams, a black, born
The Writer's and Student's Assistant, or Compen. in Jamaica, was educated in the University of Cam
dious Dictionary of English Synonyms. bridge; after his return to Jamaica, he taught Latin
Herbert's Country Parson, Church Porch, &c.
A Catechism of Phrenology. and the mathematics. Anthony Williams Amo, born at Guinea, took the degree of Doctor in Philosophy at The Watchword of the Reformers. By the Rev. the University of Wittenburg, and distinguished
F. Sanders, M. A.: from the German. himself in metaphysics: he was also skilled in the
The Plagne and Fire of London. By the Rev.
John Scott, M. A. learned languages. Job Ben Solomon, son of the Mahometan king of Banda, was taken, in 1730, and
Sacred Poetry. By a Layman. sold in Maryland; he found his way to England, and
A Dictionary of the most important Names, Objects became acquainted with Sir Har Sloane, for whom
and Terms found in the Holy Scriptures. By Howard
Malcom, A. M. he translated Arabic manuscripts. James Eliza John Capitein, an African, was carried as a slave to Hol
A Treatise of the Authority, Ends, and Observance land, where he acquired several learned languages,
of the Christian Sabbath. By Duncan Macfarlan, and took degrees in theology at the University of
An Outline of English history. By H. Ince. Leyden : he was sent out as a Calvinistic minister to The Mythology of Ancient Greece and lialy. By Guinea. Ignatius Sancho, who distinguished himself
Keightley. as a literary character in England, died in 1780.
The Classical English Vocabulary. By Ingram Thos. Fuller, an African, although unable to read or
Cobbin, A. M. write, performed difficult arithmetical calculations
Portable Sndatory Bath. By M. La Beaume. with amazing facility. Balinda, after being a slave
The Child's Commentator on the Holy Scriptures. for forty years in Massachusetts, addressed, in 1782,
By Ingram Cobbin, M. A. an eloquent petition to the legislator of that state, for
Saturday Evening. By the Author of Natural His. the freedom of herself and daughter. The petition
tory of Enthusiasm.
Elements of Astronomy. By W. Brett, M.A. has been preserved in one of the volumes of the American Museum. Othello, published, in 1784, at
Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Baltimore, an eloquent essay against the slavery of
Tales and Conversations for Children of all Ages. Africans. Cesar, a black, of North Carolina, wrote
By Mrs. Markham, author of History of England. several popular pieces of poetry: The newspaper
2 Vols. 12mo. from which we make the extract, is itself an instance
Ten Sermons upon the Nature and Effects of Faith, of the intellectual capacity of the race. It is con
delivered in the Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin. ducted with great gentleness, and with a spirit of be
By the Rev. James Thomas O'Brien, Fellow, T.C.D.
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