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CHURCH CONNECTED WITH THE ASY

ARCHITECTURAL DESCRIPTION OF THE | that a similar specimen of ancient

Grecian architecture exists in any part

of the kingdom. LUM FOR THE BLIND, IN LIVERPOOL. (Accompanied with a Plate.)

SCHOOL FOR THE INDIGENT BLIND. PERHAPS no style of Architeeture is more difficult in its application to our

(Communicated by a Gentleman of Liverpool.) ecclesiastical buildings, than the Greek, In our last number, col. 773, we had in all its purity. The form of the an- the satisfaction to record the opening cient Greek temples is such, as scarcely of the CHURCH, to be attached to this admits any of the accommodations increasing establishment; and at the necessary to modern customs. The same time, we promised on a future Hypætheal temples are the only occasion, to present some further parexamples which would admit of any ticulars of this interesting charity; arrangement, consistent with our which promise we have particular pleaChurches; but the expense of such sure in fulfilling, because we feel asbuildings, would far exceed what sured, that reciprocal gratification will would suffice for an edifice equally be felt by our readers. spacious, in another, though less pure

The INSTITUTION to which this style.

Church has been attached, is one that The architect of this Church, after has acquired peculiar interest, from long residence in Greece, was desirous the consideration, that, amongst all of exhibiting a specimen of Grecian the calamities incident to humanity, architecture, as far as its application one of the most severe is that of Blindwas consistent with the convenience ness combined with Poverty. The and funds of the building ; and in latter ailliction has ever urged in itself consequence proposed the design of a powerful call on our commiseration; the portico at the west end, which we but when that distress is aggravated have been given to understand is an by the total deprivation of sight, what exact copy of the portico of the tem- man is there, possessing the feelings ple of Jupiter Panhellenius in the of our common nature, who could be island of Egina, where it is well known an unmoved spectator of such helpless that the architect, Mr. J. Foster, jun. misery? Helpless however, altogether, in company with Mr. Cockerell of happily their condition is not ;-for London, made, in 1811, some very through the fostering care provided by important discoveries.

this noble INSTITUTION, the means are As a specimen of architecture, the efficaciously supplied for rendering portico cannot fail to attract the atten- these hitherto destitute objects capation of the connoisseur, and the clas- ble, not only of finding relief in their sical antiquary. It is of a peculiar forlorn state by useful occupations ; species of the Doric order; and the but of raising themselves to comparaexample from which it is taken, is one tive independence, by means of the of the earliest specimens of Grecian perfect knowledge they may acquire of architecture, and the only remains of those trades which are best adapted to that ara now extant.

their several capacities, and in the fuThe exterior of the remaining parts ture prosecution of which the prospect of this building, appears to us per- of permanent support is presented. fectly in unison with the character of This CHARITY took its rise about 30 of the portico; and evidenily seems years ago, in the laudable attentions of to have been selected with singular a few individuals to the condition of the propriety for the present object and Blind, and to their capability of being occasion. The Church is capable of instructed in any trade by which the accommodating one thousand persons. vacuum in their days might be re

The town of Liverpool is certainly lieved, and in the pursuit of which rich in the possession of this example they might be enabled to gain someof classic taste, which has made such thing towards their livelihood. These a splendid addition to its architectural experimental proceedings were first beauties.

It is to the genius, talents, carried on in a house in Commutationand attachment, of Mr. J. Foster, jun. row, rented for the purpose ; the nethat his native town is indebted for cessary expenses of which, were dethis permanent mark of distinguished frayed by subscription. The result pre-eminence, as we are not aware proved so satisfactory, that an adjoining house was added to this infant under attention to the state of the eyes, every taking ; and upon a still further aug- means for the restoration or relief of mentation, the present INSTITUTION sight being adopted; but no operation was founded in 1791, to which, in 1800, is performed without the consent of an extensive range of buildings was the pupils' friends. annexed for the purpose of providing The number at present in the School work-rooms, suitable for conducting is One Hundred and Twenty;-and the several branches of manufacture we understand, that additional room carried on by the pupils. The number will be afforded by the attachment of the Blind who have been admitted of the Church, for the admission of within the walls is 513 ; of which, only about thirty more, from those whose 96 have belonged to the parish of Li- names stand at present upon the list of verpool, and 417 to other parts of the candidates. united kingdom. The means however The important undertaking of proof their support have been principally viding so noble and durable a strucsupplied by Liverpool and its imme- ture as the CHURCH which has just diate vicinity, although it might na- been completed, (of which a correct turally have been expected, from the representation and architectural deunlimited indulgence granted with re- scription are herewith submitted) could gard to their admission, that those not, it is very certain, have been acmeans would have been alike expan- complished, without great zeal and lisive. Still, however, it is to be no- berality. From the last Report of this ticed, that considerable sums have been Charity we notice, that notwithstanding liberally subscribed by benevolent in- £5000 has been beneficently contridividuals throughout the empire. buted in little more than one year, still

The principal occupations of the pu- the considerable sum of from £2000 to pils are, spinning, hamper and basket £3000 is deficient; but it is to be hoped making, the plaiting of sash-line ; that the munificent regard of a benevoweaving of worsted rugs for hearths, lent public, will soon afford the means carriages, and doors; of linen, and for its liquidation. of floor-cloth and sacking ; the making Deprived of the numerous gratificaof sacks and list shoes; manufacturing tions which their more favoured breof twine, packthread, log-cloth, and thren enjoy, in beholding the works fish-lines ; of stair carpeting; and of of creative wisdom, may the unfortufoot bears, points and gaskets, from old nate Blind freely experience that conropes; together with the acquirement solation and comfort which religious of knowledge in music. The applica- impressions can alone impart, to light tion of this last description of learning, theircheerless path! and blessed, thrice is directed to their qualification for the blessed is the man, who, commiserating situation of organists, 45 of them hav- their forlorn condition, their dark and ing been thus satisfactorily placed. gloomy state, stretches out the hand of

Perhaps there is no part of their in- charity to alleviate their lamentable struction that more strongly arrests the wretchedness. He may repose upon his curiosity of the visitor, than the method pillow under the soothing conviction, pursued in laying the foundation of that, whilst offering up at that sacred their musical education, their instructor shrine the perishable riches of this being like themselves totally blind. world, he lays up for himself those The principle of the Madras system of substantial treasures in the next, teaching is pursued, and the pupils which, when the joys and sorrows, the are made familiar with the mode of vanities and cares, of this fleeting state tuning and stringing musical instru- of things shall have passed away, and ments, a knowledge which proves of be no more; will prove the surest passgreat utility in their future residences. port to a glorious inheritance amongst The religious and moral instruction of the saints in light, to the abode of God, the Blind is anxiously attended to, an house not made with hands, eternal and perfect freedom in pursuing their in the heavens. several modes of religious worship is In advocating charity like that of most tenaciously respected. The Medi- providing for the temporal and eternal cal Committee, (combining the highest welfare ofour suffering fellow creatures, talents in Liverpool,) regard with pe- few arguments, we conceive, can here culiar vigilance the general health of be requisite. The time will come, perthe pupils, and particularly direct their haps in the revolution of a single year,

MISSIONARIES.

or even in an hour, when prostrate upon and the first-mentioned Missionary the bed of sickness, busy memory will preached in the Irish language, which search and examine into the inmost re- | is chiefly understood by the Roman cesses of the heart; accompanied with Catholic inhabitants. In a little time, pleasing recollections, or torturing the stones were rolled down to the horses' afflicted soul with compunctious visita- feet from the people who sat behind tions, and fruitless regrets. At such an on the wall, and a considerable noise hour, and in such a season of need, with was made, to drown the voice of the what soothing consolation must the re- preacher; and this noise was kept up by membrance of deeds of beneficence a fictitious quarrel among the people come home to the agitated bosom? | in front. Mr. Noble being struck with No language can convey the impres- a stone in the head, a friend took his sion, no tongue can describe the effect! horse by the bridle, and led him out of -by those alone who can indulge in the crowd; both his horse, and Mr. the retrospection of deeds of exalted Ouseley's horse, were then beaten with charity, especially such as that of ad- sticks, and pelted with stones, so that ministering to the temporal wants and they ran violently through the people. everlasting happiness of the Poor and Mr. Keys, who followed slowly, was the Blind, can these unutterable de- surrounded and stopped, and his horse lights be adequately conceived. beaten till it became ungovernable.

The girth broke ; Mr. Keys fell to the

ground; when the horse rushed through PERSECUTION OF IRISH METHODIST

the mob, and escaped. A Romanist,

who had been previously impressed by The diversity in the civilization of Ire- divine truth, at a funeral sermon land, has, in many of the wilder parts preached by Mr. Keys, threw himself of the country, hitherto prevented the on Mr. Keys' body to shelter him from settlement of regular stations of Me- the blows aimed at him; and another thodist Preachers ; these districts have Romanist, who had occasionally atfor many years been traversed by Me- tended the preaching, took up the sadthodist Missionaries, who, finding that dle to preserve it. These two friends the interdiction of the priests pre-were severely beaten with sticks. The vented the people from going to hear saddle, and Mr. Keys' hat, were torn at such convenient places as the by the strokes of cudgels : but owing preachers might prefer, were induced to the fury of the attack, no effectual to visit the people in those assem- blow reached Mr. Keys. Those that blages, which, after the business of were not near enough to beat, threw the fair, or market, might otherwise be their sticks at him; and so many enemployed in drinking and quarrelling. deavoured to strike, that they hindered To gain the attention of such a moving each other. His shoulders, however, mass of people, and to be heard by ali were black with the bruises for some the hundreds who frequently listen with days after. A part of the crowd ran deep interest to the speaker, it was after the other two preachers, who necessary to preach on horseback ! and

were obliged to gallop for a mile, to as the exposure to wind and rain did escape ; and they rode four miles not admit of uncovering the head, without hats, till they got to a place of while the solemnity of the subject security. Those who remained beatpleaded for taking off the hat, the ing Mr. Keys, after some time, quarpreachers wear, on these occasions, a relled among themselves, and beat black leather cap, exactly fitting the each other. This opportunity was head.

seized by some friends, to lead Mr. That these labourers, in the gospel Keys about mile off to a place of of Christ, partake of the apostolic safety, where his horse had been predangers attending their heavenly viously conveyed and sheltered. message, will appear from the following authentic account.

INSTITUTION FOR DEAF AND DUMB, Gideon Ouseley, Arthur Noble, and William Keys, at three o'clock on Friday the 21st May, 1819; which was

June 20, 1819. the fair-day of Killeter, a village near Archdeacon Digby, in the Chair. Stranorlar, in the county of Tyrone; The meeting held in the Rotunda was drew up on horseback before a wall, numerous and respectable.

DUBLIN.

It was

addressed by the Rev. B. Matthias, comes from gegw, to pierce through as Mr. Tomkey, Rev. Mr. Evanson, Rev. with a spear or spit, used so by some of Mr. Burke, Rev. Mr. Maghee, Dr. Or- the best Greek writers. Several of the pin, and several others.

primitive Fathers understood it someIt appeared by the Report, that the thing in this way; and have therefore Society had taken a villa two miles added quam ferre non possumus, from Dublin, at £220 a year, and which we cannot bear.' The word £1000 fine. This villa contains large not only implies violent assaults from rooms, and extensive buildings. The Satan, but also sorely afilictive circumhouse and its commodious offices are stances, none of which we have, as yet, connected with several acres of do- grace or fortitude sufficient to bear. main, in a beautiful and heathful situa

-Bring us not in, or lead us not in. tion near Glasnevin. As yet but 16 This is a mere Hebraism: God is said pupils had been admitted, from the to do a thing, which he permits or sufsmall size of the former house in fers to be done.” Brunswick-street, Dublin. But the The French Geneva version has it present establishment is suitable to thus—“El ne nous laisse pa tomber a national institution, and admits a dans la tentation:" Suffer us not to a classification of pensioners and pau- fall into temptation. Dr. Campbell's pers.

version is-Abandon us not to temptaThere is one pupil in this institution, tion, but preserve us from evil

. This who is deaf, dumb, and blind. This agrees with the translation of the will afford to the physiologist and me- Lord's Prayer into the Armoric or taphysician, some interesting experi- Breton language, although not so liments. The deaf and dumb, have al- teral as our common version. That ready in the progress of their attain- God tempteth no man, means, that he ments, proved that they were dumb seduces no man into sin: it would have only beeause they could not hcar. been as well therefore, if our translaThus the voice only articulates what tors, instead of saying, that God did the ear takes in!

tempt Abraham, had said, God was

about to try Abraham, as the English Reply to Queries.

word tempt is not so equivocal in its application as the Latin from which it is borrowed.

J. H. MAGAZINE. SIR, Kingston, Nov. 10.

In answer to the Query respecting It has been a common observation, Judas, col. 763, J. o. has only to recolthat it is easy to propose questions, the lect, that the sacred writeris supposed solution of which may be attended to take us back to transactions of past with considerable difficulty ; but it ages, so as to make them appear must be admitted, that proper inter- present to our view. In mentioning rogatories, to which judicious replies Judas's hypocritical remark respecting are given, cannot fail of improving the expense of the ointment, there is the minds of your readers.

something peculiarly appropriate in As to the query inserted col. 763, reminding us, that this was the man, with respect to the petition in the who soon afterwards betrayed his Lord. Lord's prayer,

“ Lead us not into As to the expression in our version, temptation,” any Commentator may “ which should betray him," it might be consulted for satisfaction, either as be rendered, “who was about to be to the form of expression which our tray him.” The distinction of would translators have literally rendered, or and should, shall and will, have no the object of the petition itself. For existence in the original languages of the sake of those who are not possess the Scripture; it is therefore playing ed of that treasure, I transcribe Dr. with shadows, to lay stress upon mere A. Clarke's comment on Matt. vi. 13.

Anglicisms, in the interpretation of “ Lead us not into temptationThat Scripture. It was not a divine decree, is, bring us not into sore trial. Tleigaouov, but the avarice of Judas, that led him which may be here rendered sore trial, ) to betray his Master.

J.H. ERRATA.-Col. 394, line 2, after present, read leuses.-- Col. 730, line 7, for others do." read “ others not do."

TO THE EDITOR OF THE IMPERIAL

PRINTED BY HENRY FISHER, CAXTON, LIVERPOOL.

Imperial Magazine;

OR, COMPENDIUM OF RELIGIOUS, MORAL, & PHILOSOPHICAL KNOWLEDGE.

THE VALUE OF A BOOK IS TO BE ESTIMATED BY ITS use."

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MAGAZINE.

On Benevolent Institutions. of Providence they seem to have one

common bearing. They appear like EDITOR OF THE IMPERIAL

two rivers which rise on opposite sides

of the same mountain, and flow in disSIR, May 9, 1819.

tinct valleys. They run however toIf you think the following observa- wards the same point, in which, ere tions worthy a place in your Magazine, long, we may expect to see them and will be pleased to insert them, you unite; when, in their mighty confluwill greatly oblige your's respectfully, ence, bearing down Pagan temples

Delta. before them, they will water and reWe know that God has pronounced plenish the moral world. in his most holy word, that righteous- The Jews, scattered throughout all ness shall cover the earth as waters the countries of the civilized world, the face of the sea; and that the period and in the eastern hemisphere even shall arrive, when all shall know him among barbarous nations, may be from the least even to the greatest. awakened from that delirium of obstiWhen these specific promises are to nacy in which they have been enreceive their full accomplishment, is tranced for ages. These, on finding perhaps a point that is known only to that they have been carrying with the Almighty. But notwithstanding them the records of their own disperthis uncertainty, it is the duty of all sion, may also come forth, and emwho are friendly to the interests of brace that Gospel which they have so Christianity to watch the signs of the long despised. It is therefore not times, and to be ready as instruments unreasonable expect, that they may in his hands ; since, although his power finally bear their part as conspicuously is unbounded, he rarely works without in fulfilling those prophecies which remeans.

late to their restoration, as they have Never perhaps, in the annals of the appeared in those which record their world, did such combinations of fa- iniquities, and the punishments which vourable occurrences meet together as have been inflicted on them. now appear. The nations of Europe, To keep alive that spirit of benevosettled into a state of tranquillity lence from which these institutions which promises to be more lasting derive their vigour, the Sunday Schools than the present generation, seem are admirably adapted. The seeds mutually disposed to cherish a spirit now sowing in the minds of youth, of benevolence, as though to make can hardly fail to take root, and to some atonement for their long forgot- produce hereafter a blessed harvest; ten amity. To the necessity of giving the fruits of which our posterity may general circulation to the Scriptures, expect to find scattered over every particularly among heathen tribes, the habitable portion of the globe. It is attention of several European states scarcely possible, that the generous has long since been called; and the supporters of Sunday Schools can fail happy effect has been, that wealth to excite gratitude, and those conand learning co-operating with piety, comitant graces by which gratitude have given a powerful stimulus to can be distinguished as a virtue, in the united exertions.

bosoms of the children who are now The same benevolent spirit that has the objects of their bounty. And it is supported the Bible Society, moving not to be expected, that a discovery in a distinct department, has given of these bappy effects will cause the birth to Missionary Establishments. hand of benevolent affluence to withAnd although these had no intentional hold that liberality which it has hitheror preconcerted connection in their to displayed, under circumstances far respective formations, yet in the order less favourable. No. 10,- VOL. I.

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