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vantages. They are by law entitled to a cer- | the immediate occasion that calls it forth, is chamber, destitute even of the meanest article tain quantity of ground, with the produce of doing nothing for substantial utility and hap- of furniture, excepting a coarse, porous, earthwhich, and the breeding of pigs and poultry, piness, whatever it may effect for his ease. lle enware vessel, for cooling the water he occathey may well look forward to acquiring must have an interest in the accumulation of sionally drank. He was surrounded by persons money to become coartado, and even to being wealth, that he may be induced to labour to maimed and disfigured in the manner before emancipated. It is also highly advantageous obtain it; and he must be impelled to industry described. He scarcely looked up to notice to the slaves that public opinion is favourable by that spirit of social emulation which can our entrance, but continued his employment to granting them their liberty; and all re-alone lead to great and unwearied exertion. of drawing upon the floor, for one of his enspectable men would feel ashamed to throw In Cuba, other circumstances, however, beside gineers, a plan of some works he was then obstacles in the way of their becoming free; the coartado system, come in aid of this state constructing. His form was athletic, and his on the contrary, inasters are generally very of things. There is something of political long white beard entirely covered his breast. willing to assist their slaves in the attainment equality existing among the free; and there is His habit was that of a common Arab, plain of this most desirable object. The effects of the fact, that all complexions are to be found but clean, consisting of a white camlet orer & this system are seen in the state of the popu- among the class of labradores, or hired work- cotton cassock. His turban was also white. lation. The last census (which, though not people. The creole whites, independent of the Neither cushion nor carpet decorated the naked very exact, is sufficiently so for the present coloured classes, who are recognized as the boards of his divân. purpose) makes the whites 290,000, the free blancos de la tierra, or the indigenous or Indian “The conversation began by a request frone people of colour 150,000, and the slaves whites, beside being chiefly occupied in the the Pacha that English captains, in future, 225,000.
rearing of cattle, which they drive 300 or 400 would fire only one gun, rather as a signal Of all schemes for getting rid of the curse miles to find a market for, cultivate small than as a salute, upon their arrival. "There of slavery in our sugar colonies, there is none estates, on which sugar, coffee, tobacco, and can be no good reason,' said he, for such a which can conie recommended with greater corn are grown, less for exportation than for waste of gunpowder in ceremony between practical certainty than the system recognized the supply of the neighbouring districts. Upon friends. Besides,' he added, 'I am too old to, by the Spanish laws. If its abolition be these estates whites and blacks work together. be pleased with ceremony : among forty-three effected, as the benevolence of some would Such labourers being extremely orderly and | Pachas of three tails, now living in Turkey, I suggest, by an immediate emancipation, with- giving no trouble, they are greatly to be de- am the senior. My occupations are, conseout a due provision for continued industry, we pended on when they hire themselves out, as quently, as you see, very important,' taking indeed get rid of slavery, but we are in danger they occasionally do, in the exposed and out a pair of scissars, and beginning to cut of substituting no other certain system of steady fatiguing labour of tilling and clearing new figures in paper, which was his constant emlabour in its place, and the commerce and lands, and receive wages as high as from ployment when strangers were present; these agriculture of our colonies become at once twelve to fifteen dollars per inonth. I have he afterwards stuck upon the wainscot. His jeoparded by rash innovation. If to be re- myself seen, in the tobacco district of Yarra, whole discourse was in parables, proverbs, deemed from bondage, and to provide for a the youths,-both white, black, and brown,-- truisms, and oriental apologues. One of his family, without the discredit of being burden- returning together from the fields in the even- tales lasted nearly an hour, about a man who some to the community we belong to, were to ing, with their implements of husbandry on their wished to enjoy the peaceful cultivation of a be the only consideration, any scheme which shoulders, cheerful and happy, and amusing small garden, without consulting the lord of determined the abolition of slavery at a defi- themselves with all the wild joyousness of boys the manor whenever he removed a tulip; alnite period might be sufficient for the adoption coming from a harvest-field in England. The luding, perhaps, to his situation, with referof the legislature; but to see the negro con- moral effects of this are incalculably great. ence to the Grand Signior. There was evitented with living idly in hovels scarcely more The negro becomes content with his life when
dently much cunning and deep policy in his than accommodated to the purposes of shelter, this participation in his toils, by those who are pretended frivolity. Apparently occupied in or to see him diligent only in the supply of physically different, convince him that a life
that a life regulating the shape of a watch-paper with his those wants which are scarce an attention to of labour is not exclusively the lot of the scissars, he was all the while deeply attentive the common decencies of life, is not the object black man.
to our words, and even to our looks. He be of those who desire that he should be a free
lieved that dissensions had been excited in his man and a citizen. It is to embue him with
| dominions by Sir Sidney Smith, to divert him habits by which he may appreciate his own DJEZZAR PACIIA AND DR. CLARKE.
from the possibility of assisting the French, by interest in continuing the cultivation of the
attacking the Vizier's army in its march sugar estates held by the present capitalists of Dr. CLARKE's portrait of the celebrated through Syria, and was much incensed while the colonies; to become his former master's Diezzar Pacha, says the Edinburgh Review, he complained to us of this breach of confisugar farmer, occupying his accustomed land is drawn with much spirit, though we found a dence. I ate,' said he, ‘bread and salt with and cottage at a stated rent-charge; and to look little portion of horror mingled with our amuse-that man ; we were together as sworn friends. to European immigration not as the coming of a ment while we contemplated it. Next to the | He did what he pleased here. I lent him my dominant complexional class, but on the better 1 remarkable personage who has so long at- / staff; he released all my prisoners, many of principle of bringing among the indigenous tracted the attention and disturbed the tran. / whom were in my debt, and never paid me a population those who can infuse among them a quillity of Europe, we look upon Ali Pacha of parâ. What engagements with him have.! spirit of intelligence and activity, arising out of Jenina, and Djezzar Pacha of Acre, as the violated? What promises have I not fulfilled! a continually increased desire to be intelligent most extraordinary men of the present times. | What requests have I denied! I wished to and usefully active. This can be best effected | The name of the latter, which he assumed | combat the French by his side ; but he has by giving the slave early an interest in his own voluntarily, and out of ostentation, signifies | taken care that I shall be confined at home, to labour in his master's fields; those habits will Butcher : and, by all accounts, he has amply | fight against my own people. Have I merited then become impressed which will induce learned it. Throughout his life, he has gene- such treatment ?' When he was a little paci
rally acted as his own executioner. On one fied we ventured to assure him that he had regard the spot of his early associations as one occasion, in a fit of jealousy, he put seven of listened to his own and to Sir Sidney s eneof affection, and to consider it, on this account, his women to death with his own hand; and ) mies; that there did not exist a man inore as the best through evil and good. Now, the lis regularly attended by what he calls his sincerely allied to him; and that the last law of the coartado does this; and the neces- i marked men-that is, men whom he has for-commission we received, previously to our sity of the driving system, which renders tro- merly deprived of a nose, an eye, or an arm. I leaving the fleet, were Sir Sidney's memorials pical labour so repulsive, is done away with as for soine disobedience or offence. Ile affects of his regard for Djezzar Pacha. Tu proof ol soon as the negro, on the terms of becoming the utmost plainness and hermit austerity in this, I presumed to lay before him the present partially free, enters into a contract to make his way of living; occupies bimself nearly the | Sir Sidney had entrusted to my care. It was the value of his labour on his oun days the whole day in cutting out paper into fantastic / a small but very elegant telescope, with silver measured value of his services on the days that forms with his scissars; and utters such a quan- / slides. He regarded it, however, with disdain, are his master's. We must excite labour by tity of frivolous stuff-long obscure parables, saying it had too splendid an exterior for him; factitious means. Necessity, interest, or am- , and inapplicable truisms—that it is but rarely and, taking down an old ship glass that bung bition, are the incentives to industry. Labour, that an occasional visitor can discover any | above his head, covered with greasy leather, simply as such, is no where a natural impulse ; traces of that profound sagacity, consummate added, “ Humbler instruments serve my purit is called into activity by real or imaginary art, and extraordinary quickness and decision | poses; besides, you may tell Sir Sidney that wants. To place the negro only where it will for which he has so long been celebrated.
ere it will for which he has so long been celebrated. Djezzar, old as he is, seldom requires the aid spring from necessity alone, and cease with “ We found him seated on a mat in a little of a glass to view what passes around him.""
to appreciate the importance of this sugges. | this manner betray that their faculties have THE TOURIST. tion; but we are at liberty to say that we offer been occupied and interested by the special
it in full accordance with the opinion of all views unfolded in the evangelic dispensation. MONDAY, APRIL 22, 1833.
the leaders of the cause. We believe we need of their coming from the contemplation of say no more, to impresso it on the minds of these views you discover no notices analogous. those who are sincerely attached to it.
for instance, to those which appear in the We recur with pleasure to the very
Can we add any thing to give en phasis to writing or discourse of a man who has been able article which was commenced in the
these remarks? We feel that this is our con- passing some time amidst the wonders of
cluding effort. We have fought the battle | Rome or Egypt, and who shows you, by alaccompanying number. Leaving the ge
with all the energy, and all the strength, and most unconscious allusions and images occur. neral subject, the writer closes with the all the perseverance, that we could give to the ring in his language even on other subjects, following advice to constituents :
task; and those who recognize our pen will show profoundly he has been interested in This measure, however, is not the only one
know that this is true. We say it not in beholding triumphal arches, temples, pyrawhich the Anti-slavery and Agency committees
boasting, but that we may give to our en- | mids, and cemeteries. Their minds are not have urged upon their friends. We lament
treaties the force of a last appeal. During naturalized, if I may so speak, to the images to say that even now, with a reformed parlia- |
the whole of our arduous contest, we have and scenery of the kingdom of Christ, or to ment, it is not a work of supererogation to
| never felt any crisis to be so important as this. that kind of light which the gospel throws on require the attendance of our representatives | Let our readers reflect for a moment upon our all objects. They are somewhat like the inin their places. In the first place, after the present situation. Government are pledged | habitants of those towns within the vast saltnovelty of the thing has subsided, a walk to
to the measure, and that it shall be “ safe and mines of Poland, who, seeing every object in St. Stephen's chapel is a great bore; and to satisfactory." The words are jesuitical: they their region by the light of 1 listen to long speeches, a greater: but worst
admit of any, of every, construction. Within only, have in their conversation hardly any of all is to remain till two o'clock in the
a fortnight the ministers must decide, or the expressions describing things in such aspects morning, to divide upon any question, except
country must decide for them,—as we under-as never appear but under the lights of heaven. reform. Gentlemen must, therefore, be re
stood to be their wish-what is “safe and You might observe, the next time that you minded of their duty in terms as peremptory
satisfactory." If any half measure is adopted, open one of these works, how far you may as respect for their high office will periit.
the country is for the time appeased-popular read without meeting with an idea of such a “Oh! but” says one man, “I need not write,
feeling is momentarily silenced. The half. nature, or so expressed, as could not have for our members are favourable.” “And mine. "í | liberated slave may wear away the rest of been unless Jesus Christ had come into the says another, “ will vote with the minister
existence under legalized oppression, without world,* though the subject in hand may be that black is white.” While a third declares,
remedy, and without hope; cart-whips may be one of those which he came in a special manwith equal certainty, that the members for his
abolished, and replaced by thumb-screws; ner to illuminate, and to enforce on the mind borough are pledged to the hilts for our oppo
| dungeons may be substituted for chains, and by new and most cogent argunients. And nents. To all we answer, Write: and write
church discipline be made the veil of intoler- where so little of the light and rectifying inwith decision. The favourable will thank | ance. Yet tyranny, in this modified form, Aluence of these communications has been adyou: the ministerialist will not be ungrateful | must pass unnoticed; for complaint will be mitted into the habits of thought, there will to you for reminding himn of his duty; the
stigmatised as the clamour of discontent! be very few cordially reverential and animated West Indian will be robbed of every excuse
Such will be the inevitable result of all half references to the great Instructor himself. at the next election. Write, then : 'and, what
measures : but half measures will most as- | These will, perhaps, occur not oftener than a is more, request an answer; and, if that an
suredly be adopted, if the country remain traveller, in some parts of Africa, or Arabia, swer be not satisfactory, WRITE AGAIN : leave silent or indifferent.
comes to a spot of green vegetation in the your member no ground of excuse, and your
We entreat, we implore the religious public desert. You might have read a considerable self none for self-reproach.
to rouse themselves to determined action. On number of volumes without becoming clearly We have yet another word of advice; and them, more than on others, rests the awful apprised of the existence of the dispensation, we have left it for the last, because, practically, responsibility. As they will answer for it ator that such a sublime Minister of it had ever it is the most important. Wave all minor that grea
that great day when we must all render our appeared among men. And you might have considerations; forget all petty and non-essen- | account, we charge it upon them now to do diligently read, for several years, and through tial differences. The unqualified freedom of their duty. The tears, the blood, the soul, of several hundred volumes, without discovering the slave is the grand point; let it be con
the miserable slave, will at that day be de- its nature or importance, or that the writers, ceded that he has the full and immediate
manded at their hands. Let them come for- | when alluding to it, acknowledged any pecuenjoyment of right of property-freedom of
ward with all that influence which their liar and essential importance as belonging to person-equality of justice-and, above all,
example gives to society, and they may safely it. You would only have conjectured it to be unrestrained access to gospel truth; and we
leave the event to that Power who never, from a scheme of opinions and discipline which had have gained the day.
the creation of the world, turned a deaf ear to appeared in its day, as many others had apIf the delegates, on their arrival in town, the voice of the oppressed
peared, and left us, as the others have left us, bring with them the seeds of discord, they will
to follow our speculations very much in our embarrass instead of supporting the views of
own way, taking from those schemes, indif. government: their prolocutor will be unable MORAL AND RELIGIOUS INFLUENCE
ferently, any notions that we may approve, to declare their sentiments; the minister will
and facts or fictions that we may admire.
OF THE CLASSICS. be perplexed to discover them; and thus they
You would have supposed that these writers will thwart the very object which they come to
had heard of one Jesus Christ, as they had promote. This must be most carefully avoid
heard of one Confucius, as a teacher whose ed: perfect concord is of all things the most
BRITISH CLASSICS. . instructions are admitted to contain many exdesirable; and the means of securing it have In casting a recollective glance over our cellent things, and to whose system a liberal been happily afforded them. The Anti-slavery elegant literature, as far as I am acquainted mind will occasionally advert, well pleased to committees could not, without the appearance with it, I cannot help thinking that much the see China, Greece, and Judea, as well as of dictation, which they have always carefully greater part falls under condemnation. After England, producing their philosophers, of vaavoided, suggest any particular line of con a comparatively small number of names and rious degrees and modes of illumination, for duct: but it can imply no disrespect to the books are excepted, what are called the British the honour of their respective countries and provincial associations, to recommend them Classics, with the addition of very many works periods, and for the concurrent promotion of carefully to follow the example which has of great literary merit that have not quite at- human intelligence. All the information which been given them by the metropolitan meeting. tained that rank, present an immense vacancy they would have supplied to your understandThe resolutions of that meeting have been of Christianized sentiment. The authors doing, and all the conjectures to which they forwarded to every quarter. We EARNESTLY not give signs of having ever deeply studied might have excited your curiosity, would have ADVISE THEIR ADOPTION, IPSISSIMIS verbis ; | Christianity, or of having been aware that any the delegates will thus be armed with uniform such thing is a duty. Whatever has strongly | Except, perhaps, in respect to humanity and instructions by all the country, and no diffi- | occupied a man's attention, affected his feel
benevolence, on which subject his instructions culty can possibly arise in conveying the single ings, and filled his mind with ideas, will even have improved the sentiments of infidels themsentiment to the mind of government. It unintentionally show itself in the train and selves, in spite of the rejection of their divine may be difficult for those at a distance fully cast of his discourse; these writers do not in authority.
left you, if not instructed from other sources, 1 Now, if the fine spirits, who have thus pre- have doomed their infants to destruction to meet the real religion itself, when at length | served an ample, rich, diversified, crowded without compunction, should now glory disclosed to you, as a thing of which you had | province of our literature clear of evangelical l in their preservation, and doat on them but slight recognition, further than its name, | intrusion, are really the chief instructors of as a wonderful novelty. How little you would persons of taste, and form, from early life,
with fondness !” have expected, from their literary and ethical their habits of feeling and thought, the natu
To such of our readers as may not be glimpses, to find the case to be, that the sys- ral result must be a state of mind very uncon- | aware of the nature and former extent tem so insignificantly and carelessly acknow genial with the gospel. Views habitually pre- of this practice, the following statements ledged in the course of their fine sentiments, sented to the mind in its most susceptible will be interesting.-Infanticide appears is the actual and sole economy by the provi- periods, and during the prolonged course of its | principally to exist at the present period sions of which their happiness can be secured, | improvements, in the varied forms and lights • by the laws of which they will be judged, of sublimity and beauty, with every fascina
China a missionary writes: “ Aman came which has declared the relations of man with tion of the taste, ingenuity, and eloquence, his Creator, and specified the exclusive ground which it has admired still more each year, as
to me for medicine, with whom I conof acceptance; which is, therefore, of infinite its faculties have expanded, will have become versed awhile privately. I asked him how consequence to you, and to them, and to all the settled order of its ideas. And it will feel long he had left China, and whether he their readers, as fixing the entire theory of the same complacency in this intellectual or- ever thought upon his family there. He the condition and destinies of man, on the der that we feel, as inhabitants of the material said he frequently thought on them, and final principles to which all theories and sen- world, in the great arrangeinent of nature, in
intended next year to return and visit timents are solemnly required to be “brought the green-blooming earth, and the splendid
them, for he had three sons, and one into obedience.” "hemisphere of heaven.
daughter who was married. • I had ano-
“The people in some parts of India,” says the late Rev. W. Ward, “ particularly the inhabitants of Orissa, and of the eastern parts of Bengal, frequently offer their children to the goddess Gunga. The following reason is assigned for this practice :—When a woman has been long married, and has no children, it is common for the man, or his wife, or both of
them, to make a vow to the goddess co
Gunga, that, if she will bestow the blessing of children upon them, they will devote the first-born to her. If after this
vow they have children, the eldest is nouPRESERVATION OF INFANTS IN INDIA.
rished till a proper age, which may be
three, four, or more years, according to The above cut represents a scene which | happy to report that this reform has com- | circumstances, when, on a particular day occurred during the benevolent attempts pletely taken root. I have the honour to appointed for bathing in any holy part of of Colonel Walker to abolish the horrid enclose a list of those Jahrejas who have the river, they take the child with them, practice of infanticide in India, and is in- preserved their female children, which and offer it to this goddess : the child is teresting as marking the first successes fell under my own direct observance. On encouraged to go farther and farther into which have crowned their exertions. In my halt at Dherole, I had all those in the the water till it is carried away by the a communication to the Governor of immediate neighbourhood who were capa- stream, or is pushed off by its inhuman Bombay, in 1809, Colonel Walker says:- ble of attending brought to my tent, and parents. Sometimes a stranger seizes the “ During the recent expedition into Kat- | many were too young to be brought from child, and brings it up; but it is abantywar, I was not unmindful of inquiring any distance. It was extremely gratifying | doned by its parents from the moment it into the success of the humane arrange- on this occasion to observe the triumph | floats in the water, and, if no one be ments introduced under the influence of of nature, feeling, and parental affection, I found more humane than they, it infalthe Honourable Company's Government, over prejudice and a horrid superstition ; | libly perishes!” for the abolishment of female infanticide and that those who, but a short period beamong the Jahreja Rajpoots; and I am | fore, would, as many of them had done,
ANECDOTE OF THE SPANISH “Holy inquisitors,” replied the secretary, “the CROMWELL'S EXPULSION OF INQUISITION, king wants this house to quarter his troops in;
THE PARLIAMENT. so walk out immediately." Having no alter
! We have lately inserted a very spirited On the death of Charles II. in 1700, and native, the holy fathers were compelled to the accession of his uncle, Philip V., a kind of obey. The doors of all the prisons were thrown and graphic description of the ravages of civil war broke out in Spain, in consequence open, and four hundred prisoners set at liberty. the plague in London, from the pen of of the pretensions of the Archduke Charles of Among these were sixty young women, who | Dr. Lingard. We will now give the same Austria. Among the troops employed by Philip were found to be the private property of the author's account of the expulsion of the were about fourteen thousand auxiliaries pro
three inquisitors, whom they had unjustly parliament by Cromwell, which is stria vided by the King of France. This force was taken from their fathers' homes in the city
kingly distinguished from all other de
kingly distinău sent into Arragon, the inhabitants of which , and neighbourhood. had declared for Charles. The people were
The next day the inquisitors complained to
scriptions of the event by the same traits soon overawed ; and, in their victorious career, Philip; but that monarch calmly replied, “I which characterized the former sketch. the French came into possession of the city of am very sorry, but I cannot help it; my crown At length Cromwell fixed on his plan to Saragossa, in which there was a number of is in danger, and my grandfather defends it, procure the dissolution of the parliament, aud convents, and in particular one belonging to 1 and this is done by his troops. If it had been to vest for a time the sovereign authority in a the Dominicans. M. de Legal, the French | done by my troops I should have applied a council of forty persons, with himself at their commander, found it necessary to levy a pretty speedy remedy ; but you must have patience head. It was his wish to effect this quietly heavy contribution on the inhabitants, not ex
ibution on the inhabitants not exstill things take another turn." They were by the votes of the parliament-his resolution cepting the convents, The Dominicans, all accordingly obliged to exercise that patience to effect it by open force, if such votes were the friars of which were familiars of the inqui-| for a period of eight months.
refused. Several meetings were held by the sition, excused themselves in a civil manner,
The archbishop, however, deeply concerned officers and members, at the lodgings of the saying they had no money, and that if M. for the honour of the holy tribunal, reque
nd that if M for the honour of the holy tribunal, requested lord-general, in Whitehall. St. John and a Legal insisted upon the demand of their part
M. Legal to send the women to his palace, few others gave their assent; the rest, under of the contribution, they could not pay him in promising that he would take care of them, the guidance of Whitelock and Widrington, any other way than by sending him the silver and threatening with excommunication all | declared that the dissolution would be danimages of the saints. These crafty friars ima- who should dare to defame, by groundless gerous, and the establishment of the proposed gined that the French commander would not reports, the tribunal of the inquisition. M. council unwarrantable. In the meantime, the presume to insist upon such a sacrifice, or, if Legal professed his willingness to comply with | house resumed the consideration of the new he did, that they would, by raising the cry of this request; but, as to the young women, he representative body; and several qualifications heresy against him, expose him to the venge- informed his grace that they had already been were voted; to all of which the officers raised ance of a blind and superstitious people. But taken away by the French officers. This affair, objections, but chiefly to the "admission of M. Legal was indifferent alike to the destruc- which is related by Gavin, an
to the destme which is related by Gavin, and other writers, members," a project to strengthen the governhe images and to the race both of the shows at once the detestable nature of a tribu- ment by the introduction of the presbyterian priests and people. He, therefore, informed nal where deeds of darkness were so unblush- | interest.“ Never,” said Cromwell," shall any the Dominicans that the silver saints would ingly committed. For these young women of that judgment who have deserted the good answer his purpose equally the same as money.
56 were chiefly ladies, beautiful and accom-cause be admitted to power." On the last Perceiring ihe dilemma in which they had now , plished, who had been forcibly carried away, | meeting, held on the 19th of April, all these placed themselves, the friars endeavoured to / at the pleasure of the inquisitors, from the points were long and warmly debated. Some raise a mob, by carrying their images in so- most opulent families in the city, to enrich of the officers declared that the parliament lemn procession, dressed in black, and accom
their seraglio, and who, probably, would never must be dissolved “ one way or other;" but panied by lighted candles. Aware of their have been seen without the walls of the holy the general checked their indiscretion and preintention, M. Legal ordered out four compa-office, but for such a deliverance as that which cipitancy; and the assembly broke up at midnies of soldiers, well armed, to receive the was effected by the French soldiers."
night with an understanding that the leading procession, so that the design of raising the
men on each side should resume the subject people completely failed.
in the morning. M. Legal immediately sent the images to
At an early hour the conference was recomthe mint, which threw the friars into the great
THE LAST SONG.
menced, and after a short time interrupted, est consternation, and they lost no time in
BY BARRY CORNWALL.
in consequence of the receipt of a notice by making application to the inquisition, to in
the general, that it was the intention of the terpose its supreme power in order to save their Must it be ?—Then farewell,
house to comply with the desires of the army. idols from the furnace. With this request the
Thou whom my woman's heart cherished so long :
This was a mistake : the opposite party had, inquisitors speedily complied, by framing an
Farewell! and be this song
indeed, resolved to pass a bill of dissolution; instrument, excommunicating M. Legal as
The last, wherein I say "I loved thee well.”
| not, however, the bill proposed by the officers, having been guilty of sacrilege. This paper
Many a weary strain
but their own bill, containing all the obnoxious was put into the hands of the secretary of the
(Never yet heard by thee) hath this poor breath provisions, and to pass it that very morning, holy office, who was ordered to go and read it Utlered, of love and death,
that it might obtain the force of law before to the French commander. Instead of ex And maiden grief, hidden and chid in vain. . their adversaries could have time to appeal to pressing either displeasure or surprise, M.
the power of the sword. While Harrison" most Legal took the paper from the secretary after
Oh! if in after years
strictly and humbly" conjured them to pause hearing it read, and mildly said, “ Pray tell
before they took so important a step, Ingoldshy your masters, the inquisitors, that I will an
Bid not the pain depart;
hastened to inform the lord-general at Whiteswer them to-morrow morning."
But shed, over my grave, a few sad tears.
hall, His resolution was immediately formed; The Frenchman was as good as his word. Think of me--still so young,
and a company of musketeers received orders Having caused his secretary to draw out a copy Silent, though fond, who cast my life away, to accompany him to the house. At this eventof the excommunication, with the simple al Daring to disobey
ful moment, big with the most important conteration of inserting “the holy inquisitors," The passionate spirit that around me clung, sequences both to himself and his country, instead of his own name, he ordered him, on
whatever were the workings of Cromwell's the following morning, to repair with it, ac
Farewell, again ! and yet,
mind, he had the art to conceal thein from the companied by four regiments of soldiers, to
Shall you and I no more
cyes of the beholders. Leaving the military the inquisition, and, having read it to the in
Together see the sun of the summer set?
in the lobby, he entered the house, and comquisitors themselves, if they made the least
posedly seated himself on one of the outer noise to turn them to the door, open all the For me, my days are gone!
benches. His dress was a plain suit of black prisons, and quarter two regiments in the sa
No more shall 1, in vintage times, prepare cloth, with grey worsted stockings. For a cred edifice. These orders were implicitly
Chaplets to bind my hair,
while he seemed to listen with interest to the obeyed. Amazed and confounded to hear
As I was wont: oh, 'twas for you alone!
debate; but, when the speaker was going to themselves excommunicated by a man who
But on my bier I'll lay
put the question, he whispered to Harrison, had no authority for it, the inquisitors began Me down in frozen beauty, pale and wan, à This is the time: I must do it;" and, rising, to cry out against Legal as a heretic, and as Martyr of love to man,
put off his hat to address the house. At first having publicly insulted the Catholic faith. And, like a broken flower, gently decay. his language was decorous, and even laudatory. Gradually he became more warm and replied Bradshaw, with the spirit of an ancient our warmest acknowledgments, we are animated ; at last he assumed all the vehe- Roman, “we have heard what you did at the enabled to lay before our readers some mence of passion, and indulged in personal | house this morning, and before many hours all highly interesting particnlars on this sub vituperation. He charged the members with England will know it. But, sir, you are mis
ject. They are from the pen of the self-seeking and profaneness, with the frequent taken to think that the parliament is dissolved.
learned and excellent Dr. Morrison. In denial of justice, and numerous acts of oppres- No power under heaven can dissolve them but sion; with idolizing the lawyers, the constant themselves; therefore, take you notice of that.” | our present number we shall only insert advocates of tyranny; with neglecting the men After this protest, they withdrew. Thus, by an address to Christian churches every who had bled for them in the field, that they the parricidal hands of its own children, pe- where, detailing the progress of Chrismight gain the Presbyterians, who had aposta- rished the Long Parliament, which, under a tianity in China; our next will contain tized from the cause; and with doing all this variety of forms, had, for more than twelve some intelligence of a more novel dein order to perpetuate their own power, and to years, defended and invaded the liberties of
scription. replenish their own purses. But their time the nation. It fell without a struggle or a
Canton, China, Sept. 4th, 1832. was come; the Lord had disowned them; he groan, unpitied and unregretted. The mem
To the churches of Christ in Europe, Amehad chosen more worthy instruments to per-bers slunk away to their homes, where they !
they rica, and elsewhere, the following statement form his work. Here the orator was inter- sought by submission to purchase the forbearrupted by Sir Peter Wentworth, who declared ance of their new master; and their partisans,
is respectfully presented.
Twenty-five years have this day elapsed that he had never heard language so unpar- if partisans they had, reserved themselves in
since the first Protestant missionary arrived in liamentary ; language, too, the more offensive, silence for a day of retribution, which came because it was addressed to them by their own not before Cromwell slept in his grave.
China, alone, and in the midst of perfect stranThe
gers,—with but few friends, and with many servant, whom they had too fondly cherished, royalists congratulated each other on an event
foes. Divine Providence, however, prepared a and whom, by their unprecedented bounty, which they deemed a preparatory step to the
quiet residence for him; and, by the help of they had made what he was. At these words restoration of the king; the army and navy, Cromwell put on his hat, and, springing from
God, he has continued to the present time, in numerous addresses, declared that they
and can now rejoice in what God has wrought. his place, exclaimed, “ Come, come, sir, I will would live and die, stand and fall, with the
The Chinese language was at first thought an put an end to your prating." For a few se-lord-general; and, in every part of the coun
insurmountable difficulty. That difficulty has conds, apparently in the most violent agitation, try, the congregations of the saints magnified
been overcome. The language has been ac · he paced forward and backward, and then, the arm of the Lord, which had broken the
quired, and various facilities provided for its stamping on the floor, added, “ You are no mighty, that, in lieu of the sway of mortal
further acquisition. Dictionaries, grammars, parliament; I say you are no parliament; bring men, the fifth monarchy, the reign of Christ, them in, bring ihem in.” Instantly the door might be established on earth.
vocabularies, and translations, have been opened, and Colonel Worsley entered, followed! It would, however, be unjust to the memory
penned and printed. Chinese scholars have
increased, both at home and abroad, both for by more than twenty musketeers. “This," of those who exercised the supreme power
secular and religious purposes. It is not likely cried Sir Henry Vane, “is not honest. It is after the death of the king, not to acknow
that Chinese will ever again be abandoned. against morality and common honesty.” “Sir | ledge that there existed among them men
| The Holy Scriptures in Chinese, by Morrison Henry Vane," replied Cromwell, “Oh, Sir capable of wielding with energy the destinies
and Milne, together with religious tracts, Henry Vane! The Lord deliver me from Sir of a great empire. They governed only four
Prayer-books, &c., have been published ; and Henry Vane! He might have prevented this. years; yet, under their auspices, the conquests
now, thanks be to God, missionaries from other But he is a juggler, and has not common of Ireland and Scotland were achieved, and a honesty himself!"
nations have come to aid in their distribution From Vane he directed navy was created, the rival of that of Holland,
and explanation. The London Missionary his discourse to Whitelock, on whom he and the terror of the rest of Europe. But poured a torrent of abuse; then, pointing to there existed an essential error in their form
Society's Chinese press, at the Anglochinese Chaloner, “There,” he cried, “sits a drunk- of government. Deliberative assemblies are
College, Malacca, and Mr. Medhurst's on Java,
have sent forth millions of pages, containing ard;" next, to Martin and Wentworth, "There always slow in their proceedings; yet the
the truths of the everlasting gospel ; and that are two whoremasters;" and afterwards, select- pleasure of parliament, as the supreme power,
es | Institution has given a Christian education to ing different members in succession, described was to be taken on every subject connected
scores of native youths. There are also native them as dishonest and corrupt livers, a shame with the foreign relations, or the internal adand scandal to the profession of the gospel. ministration, of the country; and hence it
Chinese, who preach Christ's Gospel, and Suddenly, however, checking himself, he happened that, among the immense variety of
teach from house to house. Such is a general turned to the guard, and ordered them to clear questions which came before it, those com
outline of the progress of the mission. We the house. At these words, Colonel Harrison manded immediate
boast not of great doings, yet are devoutly
attention which were took the speaker by the hand, and led him
thankful to God that the work has not ceased, deemed of immediate necessity; while the from the chair; Algernon Sidney was next others, though often of the highest importance
but, amidst many deaths and disasters, has
still gathered strength from year to year. compelled to quit his seat; and the other to the national welfare, were first postponed,
The establishment of English presses in members, eighty in number, on the approach then neglected, and ultimately forgotten. To
China, both for the diffusion of general knowof the military, rose and moved towards the this habit of procrastination was perhaps owing | door. Cromwell now resumed his discourse. the extinction of its authority. It disappointed
ledge, and for religious purposes, arose out of
the Protestant mission. The Hon. East India " It is you," he exclaimed, “ that have forced the hopes of the country, and supplied Cromme to do this. have sought the Lord both well with the most plausible arguments in
Company's press, to print Dr. Morrison's Dicday and night, that he would rather slay me defence of his conduct.
tionary, was the first; and now both English
and Americans endeavour, by the press, to than put me on the doing of this work.” Al
draw attention to China, and give information derman Allan took advantage of these words
CHINA. to observe that it was not yet too late to undo
concerning it and the surrounding nations.
Up to a very recent period, but very what had been done; but Cromwell instantly little has been known of this curious and
The Indo-chinese Gleaner, at Malacca, the charged him with peculation, and gave him
Canton Newspapers, and the Chinese Reposi| interesting people, owing to the very
interesting into custody. When all were gone, fixing his
tory, have all risen up since our mission comeye on the mace, “ What,” said he's shall we jealous policy adopted by their govern- | menced. Missionary voyages have been perdo with this fool's bauble? Here, carry itment; and even now we are only begin- / formed, and the Chinese sought out, at various away.” Then, taking the act of dissolution ning to become acquainted with those places, under European control, in the Archifrom the clerk, he ordered the doors to be features of their character and condition
pelago; as well as in Siam, at the Loochoo locked, and, accompanied by the military, re- which distinguish them so widely from the
island, at Corea, and along the coast of China turned to Whitehall.
itself, up to the very walls of Peking. Some rest of the world. That afternoon the members of the council
a: , They are, therefore, tracts, written by Protestant missionaries, have
They are, therefore, assembled in their usual place of meeting.
the objects of particular curiosity, and any reached and been read by the emperor himBradshaw had had just taken the chair, when
information respecting them is received self. Still this is but the day of small things. the lord-general entered, and told them that, with avidity.
The harvest is indeed great, but the labourers if they were there as private individuals, they | Owing to the kindness of a gentleman
are few. Preachers, and teachers, and writers, were welcome; but if as the council of state, who has long been a warm and valuable
and printers, in much larger numbers, are they must know that the parliament was dis- friend to the anti-slavery cause, and our Saviour Jesus Christ, among the Chinese
wanted, to spread the knowledge of God and solved, and with it also the council. “Sir," whose interest in this publication calls for language nations.