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circulation--7,700. The Guardian (4,000) is across the eye, and that after twelve the dilathe organ of the Gladstonians and Puseyites; tion recommenced. When we had attentively the Non-Conformist (3,600) -almost a political examined the eyes of all the cats at our dispaper-that of the Dissenters; British Banner, posal, we came to the conclusion that it was liberal ; Watchman, (3,300,) the organ of the past noon, as all the eyes perfectly agreed upon Wesleyan Methodists; the Wesleyan Times, the point." (2,400,) organ of the radical Wesleyans; the Patriot (2,400) writes against Church-taxes WORDSWORTH.—A striking trait in the charand Episcopal authority; the English Church- acter of the celebrated poet was his utter inaman (1,300) defends the Established Church; bility to understand the slightest approach to a the Catholic Standard (1,500) is, since the re- joke; even when explained to him, he would moval of the Tablet to Dublin, the leading organ feel uneasy, and put it on a logical rack. With of the ultramontane party.
him everything was absolutely true or abso
lutely false; he made no allowance for pleasVACCINATION.--A Paris physician has just | antry, badinage, persiflage, or even playfulpublished a pamphlet with the title of "The ness; he took everything literally. A young Physical and Moral Degeneration of the Hu- lady, an intimate friend of his, relates a ludiman Race caused by Vaccination.” The start- crous instance of the embarrassments this occaling theory that Jenner, who for more than sionally led to. Being on a visit to the lakes half a century has enjoyed the reputation of for the first time, the old poet took great pride being one of the greatest benefactors of human- in showing her all his pet spots and finest views. ity that ever existed, was in fact the principal | They were, consequently, out very often for author of cholera and a host of modern dis- | hours and hours together. At an evening party, eases, has been broached before, but without the niece of Lady F- (whose grounds join exciting much serious attention. Now, how the bard's garden,) in the gayety of girlhood, ever, the Imperial Academy of Medicine have said to the poet: “I saw you this morning, placed the subject on their programme for dis- Mr. Wordsworth, before any body was up, flirtcussion,
ing with my aunt on the lawn; and then how
slily you stole away by the back entrance." FELINE CLOCKS.-M. Huc, in his recent work This alluded to a gate made to save the détour ou the Chinese Empire, tells us that "one day, of going into the road. The words had scarcely when we went to pay a visit to some families passed the giddy girl's lips, ere she became painof Chinese Christian peasants, we met, near a fully aware that she had committed some trefarm, a young lad, who was taking a buffalo to mendous crime. Wordsworth looked distressed graze along our path.
We asked him care- and solemn at his wife; his wife looked muffled lessly, as we passed, whether it was yet noon. thoughts at her daughter, Miss Wordsworth, The child raised his head to look at the sun, and then they all three looked at each other, but it was hidden behind thick clouds, and he as though holding a silent conclave. Inspiracould read no answer there. The sky is so tion and speech came to the poet first. Turncloudy,' said he, but wait a moment;' and ing solemnly round, he said, emphatically : with these words he ran toward the farm, and “ After the remark just made, it is of course came back a few minutes afterward with a necessary that I should reply. Miss C--, cat in his arms. *Look here,' said he, 'it is you are young and lovely; you have been alone not noon yet;' and he showed us the cat's with me repeatedly in solitary spots, and I now eyes, by pushing up the lids with his hands. put it to you if I have ever acted toward you We looked at the child with surprise, but he in a manner unbecoming a gentleman and a was evidently in carnest; and the cat, though Christian ?" The lady, thus appealed to, could astonished, and not much pleased at the ex- scarcely refrain from roaring with laughter, but periment made on her eyes, behaved with most thought it best to answer in accordance with exemplary complaisance. “Very well,' said the spirit of the question; and having consiwe, 'thank you;' and he then let go the cat, derable tact, she managed to patch this “ awful who made her escape pretty quickly, and we
up! A damper, however, had fallen continued our route. To say the truth, we had on the meeting, and it ended drearily. not at all understood the proceeding; but we did not wish to question the little pagan, lest he “ Trinity."-Our correspondent, a very inshould find out that we were Europeans by our telligent and wealthy layman, who questioned ignorance. As soon as ever we reached the the good taste of thus designating a second farm, however, we made haste to ask our Chris- church in this city, was aware that the new tians whether they could tell the clock by look- edifice is to be called “ Trinity M. E. Church.” ing into a cat's eyes. They seemed surprised His idea was that it would have been betterat the question; but as there was no danger in names being as plenty as blackberries—to have confessing to them our ignorance of the proper- selected an appellation that would not have retics of the cat's eyes, we related what had just quired the perpetual addition of the letters taken place. That was all that was necessary; * M. E.," or the words which those letters indi. our complaisant neophytes immediately gave cate. Our correspondent may be a little too chase to all the cats in the neighborhood. They fastidious; but that again is a mere matter of brought us three or four, and explained in what opinion, which it is scarcely worth while to manner they might be made use of for watches. discuss. We may add, however, for the inforThey pointed out that the pupil of their eyes mation of those who have taken unnecessary went on constantly growing narrower until offense at his suggestion, that he is very far twelve o'clock, when they became like a fine from having any feelings of hostility to the new line, as thin as a hair, drawn perpendicularly | enterprise.
MEMOIR OF THE LATE Axos LAWRENCE.- by time-serving. It is to impress on unborn millions Our Boston correspondent, in a letter for the the great truth that our talents are trusts committed whole of which we have not room, infornis us
to us for use, and to be accounted for when the Master
calls. This magnificent plan is the great thing that that
you will see carried out, if your life is spared; and you
may well cherish it as the thing nearest your beart. "In answer to repeated requests from individuals and from public associations, a memoir, prepared by
It enriches your descendants in a way that mere
money never can do, and is a better investment thua his son, has been published, and has already commenced
any one you hare ever made.' its important and promising mission among the young merchants of our land. It presents a noble model, at “One hardly knows which to admire the most, the once exciting & manly ambition, teaching a strict busi- noble gift, or the noble sentiment. Boston has a right ness morality and the fear of God, inspiring the high- to be proud of such citizens, and it is but proper sell est form of public enterprise and philanthropy, and respect that induces her to drape her flags with funeral inculcating and illustrating the high trust and oflice of crape, and toll her bells when they rest from their wealth. A touching interest invests the volume as it earthly labors," issues from the press. While the last pages are being placed in types, the bells are tolling, and signs of public
MAUD, the last publication of the poet lauresympathy are everywhere exhibited, for the death of the well-known brother of its subject-Abbott Lar. ate, is not highly eulogized by the critics in rence, the merchant, embassador
, and favorite citizen England. The Literary Gazette says:of Boston. A bond of remarkable affection bound the brothers together during their lives, and in death they "If Mr. Tennyson had his fame to make, there can were not long separated. In 1808 Abbott entered the be little doubt that Mand' would not make it. That store of Amos, on Cornhill, a few doors from the place it is better than any other writer of the time could where this letter is written, then a boy of sixteen, with produce, and stamped with the unmistakable impress a fortune something less than three dollars in his pock- of his genius, is certain ; but it is not less certain that et. "A first-rate business lad he was,' says his shrewd Maud' must tako rank below the Princess,' and and generous brother, but, like other bright lauls, he many others of his carlier poems. The story is not needed the careful eyo of a senior to guard him from happy. It is at once hackneyed and commonplace, the pitfalls that he was exposed to. This careful eye' painful and incomplete. A tale of secret love, ending he had, always beaming with fraternal affection upon in a discovery of stealthy interviews, a duel, madness, him. The secret of the unenvied famne of the two and death, requires very exquisite treatment to reconbrothers is to be found (so it seems to us) in the spirit cile us to incidents so worn, and passions so spasmodic that indited the following letter, and the noble illustra as are their natural issue. Tennyson's genius indeed, tion of it in their lives.
makes us bear with what in the hands of most writers ** Merchants that could write and receive snch letters would create merely a sense of wearinese; but it does need no special and modified code of business morals; so in spite of the story, and not through it. Having a higher law was written upon their hearts, and with failed in the great essential of : poem, a well-selected its high bebests they ever sought to bring themselves subject, the poet dismisses his reader with a uningled into harmony. The letter was written just after the feeling, in which disappointment forms a large part. war, in March, 1815, npon the eve of Abbott's sailing ir In subtile beauty of detail, in the strength and purity the first vessel after the declaration of peace for the of the passion, the play of fancy, the perfect finish of purchase of goods in England. He had now become a the verse, nothing is left to be desired; but the sense partner with his brother, and in the letter of business of completeness, and of a large purpose thoroughly instructions from tho senior member of the firm we wrought out, is wanting." read these golden words:
The Athenaum gires the volume a more delib**My Dear BROTHER.--I have thought best, before şou go abroad, to suggest a few hints for your benefit
erate review, with quotations, and winds up in your intercourse with the people among whom you by sayingare going. As a first and leading principle, let every transaction be of that pure and honest character that "This volume is not worthy of its author. Not a you would not be ashamed to have appear before the few lines, even in the passages we hare quotel, are whole world as clearly as to yourself. In addition to singularly liarsh, broken, and unmusical. Less of the advantages arising from an honest course of con- finish is observable in the structure and emendation duct with your fellow-men, there is the satisfaction of of the verse. Less of brightness in the fancy-less of reflecting within yourself that you have endeavored to tenderness in the pathos --less of quaintness in the do your duty; and, however greatly the best may fall thought-are also noticeable. Yet there are also, as short of doing all they ought, they will be sure not to wo have shown, occasional sweetness of line-origido more than thrir principles enjoin. It is, there- nality of conception--characteristic dreaminess of fore, of the highest consequence that you should not movement, and individual color in the poetry of only cultivate correct principles, but that you should “ Maud." We rank Mr. Tennyson's muse po high place your standard of action so high as to require that we unwillingly receive from her any song wbich great vigilance in living up to it. In regard to your is less than perfect." business transactions, let everything be so registered in your books, that any person, without difficulty, can understand the whole of your concerns. You may be
APT QUOTATION.—Lord John Russell, in a cut off in the midst of your pursuits, and it is of no
speech before the British House of Commons, small consequence that your temporal affairs should alluding to his own retirement from office, inalways be so arranged that you may be in readiness.'
dulged in the following poetic bitterness :“In 1947, impressed with the importance of securing the higher culture of mechanics, and providing op
“Those you make friends portunities for instruction in natural science, and in And give your hearts to, when they once perceive the application of science to the arts, suggested doubt
The least rub in your fortunes, fall away less by his personal connection with the great manu
Like water from ye, never found again facturing interests of the country, as well as by his
But when they mean to sink ye." own far-reaching good sense, Abbott Lawrence mado his princely donation of fifty thousand dollars to CURIOUS CALCULATION.- What a noisy creaHarvard College, to found a scientific school. What says the judicious brother to this, who thought the
ture would a man be were his voice, in proporfirst-rate business' lad needed the eye of a senior to
tion to his weight, as loud as that of a locust! guard him? Let us read what he said, for his words A locust can be heard at the distance of oneare as `apples of gold in pictures of silver:
sixteenth of a mile. The golden wren is said ** DEAR BROTHER ABBOTT, -I hardly dare trust to weigh but half an ounce, so that a middlingmyself to speak what I feel, and therefore write a word to say that I thank God I am spared to this day to see
sized man would weigh down not short of four accomplished by one so near and dear to me, this last
thousand of them; and it must be strange if a best work ever done by one of our name, which will golden wren would not outweigh four of our prove a better title to true nobility than any from the potentates of the world. It is more honorable, and
locusts. Supposing, therefore, that a common more to be coveted, than the highest political station
man weighed as much as sixteen thousand of in our country, purchased as these stations often are our locusts, and that the note of a locust can Life and Times of Bishop Hedding.–Since our that time I was a single man, and traveled, on an brief notice of this volume, we have found time
be heard one-sixteenth of a mile, a man of com- her heirs. There were a father, mother, and mon dimensions, pretty sound in wind and eight children. They were put up at auction at limbs, ought to be able to make himself heard six thousand florins; there was no bid, even at a distance of one thousand miles.
when the price was reduced to two thousand
florins. Then the slave bid five florins for himINGENIOUS SPECIMEN OF ALLITERATION.-The self and family, and begged on his knees that following, which we find in a late number of no one would bid against him : there was no Notes and Queries, is an exercise in rapid pro- other offer, and the overjoyed family were free. nunciation which will puzzle some of our juve- | The bystanders even made a collection for them. nile readers. Each line is to be repeated four times, as here indicated :
What touching truth is there in the following "Andrew Airpump asked his aunt her ailment. old German proverbs about the poor :-Did Andrew, &c.
God-help-thee is the name of the poor man's If Andrew, &c.
Poor people's guests go home early.
Poison is not found in poor people's kitchens.
Poor people are not at home in their own Enoch Elkrig eat an einpty eggshell.
house. Francis Fripple flogged a Frenchman's filly.
Poor people have far to go to get home.
Poverty is a sixth sense.
Poverty is no disgrace; but an empty sack will Juinping Jackey jeered a jesting juggler.
not stand upright.
FOR THE CZAR.-The Invernes8 Courier (ScotNeddy Noodle nipped his neighbor's nutmegs. land) says that, by a late mail from America, a Oliver Oglethorpe ogled an owl and oyster,
newspaper 'arrived at Liverpool addressed to Peter Piper picked a peck of pepper.
“Zar Alexander, Esq., Emperor of Rooshie, Quixote Quixite quizzed a queerish qnidbox. Rawdy Rumpus rode a rawboned racer.
Rooshie, Europe.” The sorting-clerk at LiverSammy Sinellie smelt a smell of small coal.
pool, probably mistaking the address for Rosshire, Tiptoe Tommy turned a Turk for twopence.
sent the paper in the Liverpool bag to InverUncle Usher urged an ugly urchin. Villiam Vcody viped his vig and vaistcoat,
ness, whence it had to be sent south ward again. Walter Waddlo won a walking wager."
We hope the contents may please the poten
tate for whom, we presume, it is intended. INTERESTING SCENE AT JAVA.-Writing from Java, a person narrates a pleasing scene at ThatSubscribers are informed that they can Grisee. A kind-hearted widow died, leaving a be supplied with the back numbers of this family of slaves, who became the property of Magazine.
average, three thousand miles a year, or thirty thou
sand in ten years; and preached nearly every day in carefully to peruse it. To say that we are satis
the year. All the pay I received for these ten years fied with the taste and good judgment of the was four hundred and fifty dollars, or an avernge of biographer, is merely to repeat what we might forty-five dollars a year. One year I received on my have said before seeing his work. We are more
circuit, exclusive of traveling expenses, three dollars
and twenty-five cents; this was made up to twentythan satisfied, and heartily unite with the one dollars at conference. My pantaloons were often Christian public, and especially with that por- patched upon the knees, and the sisters often showed tion of it of which Bishop Hedding was so
their kindness by turning an old coat for me!' А
man that could perform such labors and endure such distinguished an ornament, in tendering our
privations, through so long a period, without murmurthanks to the biographer. It has been said ing and fainting, must have been deeply conscious of that you can pay no greater compliment to an tho imperative call of God that proclaimed woe to him author than to quote from his pages. Not so
if he preached not the Gospel; and also deeply im
bued with that divine love that led his Lord and much for the sake of the compliment, as for the Master to toil and suffer before him." gratification of our readers, and to induce those who have not already done so to procure the
CURE FOR THE PUEUMATISM. — “Another incident
connected with his aflliction and final cure is worthy biography, of which an enlarged octavo edition
of record. Having broken his chaise in riding over the has been recently issued, we append a few rough roads, he had been compelled to resume his extracts :
travels on horseback. In one day he rode from
Thompson, in Connecticut, to Warwick, Rhode Island. EVOLUMENTS OF A METHODIST MINISTER.-"After The next morning he had to call for help to enable bin his inarriage Mr. IIedding took up his residence in the to get out of bed and to dress. At the hour of service town of Winchester, New-IIampshire. He had now he was enableil, by the help of crutches, to cross the been traveling, including the period when employed by street to a school-louse, where he preached in a sitting the elder, ten years. They were, as we have already posture; and afterward with grent difficulty got back seen, years of hard labor as well as effective service. to his lodgings. At night, he said to his host he They were, however, years of privation, as well as of would never go to bed again until he was better or toil and suffering. A short time before he died, refer- worse; and requested him to make a fire of large wood ring to this period, he said to the author: 'During in the kitchen-one that would burn all night. This
having been done, he lay down before it on the floor, bishop. Pointing to a female who was upon the with his clothes on; as near to the fire as he could get auctioneer's stand for sale, the bishop said to his friend, without burning. So completely exhausted was he *Don't that make your Yankee blood boil!' with loss of sleep, an: the bodily distress he had suf sie!' responded the man, with great emphasis. A few fered, that he soon fell into a profound slumber, from days after, one of the preachers came to the bishop which he did not awake till broad daylight. He then and told him that his conversation with the gentleman found that he had been in a great perspiration all night, from Boston had been reported, and had occasioned and that his clothes were wet completely throngh and great excitement in the town, and advised him to be through. He arose, to his astonishment, without dili careful what he said upon that subject. The bishop culty; and found that he could walk with ease and did not consider it unwise to follow ihe counsels of his without pain. This was to him marvelous; but so brother preacher; but he did not hesitate, to the end completely was his cure effected by that sweat, ad of his life, to speak of that as one of the most revolting ministered in such a primitive mode, that be walked scenes he had ever been called to witness." a mile to Church, held a love-feast, preached twice, administered the sacrament, and then walked back Introduction to Biblical Chronology, from Adam without any inconvenience. He was troubled no more to the Resurrection of Christ, by the Rev. Dr. with the rheumatism that season."
Akers, President of M'Kendree College. This TIE Saucor CONVERTED.—" It was during this year octavo volume, of four hundred pages, printed that a young sailor, dressed in sailor garl, with' bis for the author at the Methodist Book Concorn, glazed hat under his arin, ventured into the old Brom
Cincinnati, evinces a vast amount of labor field-street Church. He took his position, in the gallery near the stairs, and attentively listened to a dis
in the preparation of Calendars, Cycles, and course froin Mr. lledding. The truth, which was Chronological Tables. The author clearly conpresented with great clearnese, power, and pathos,
victs Archbishop Usher, and Doctor Adam made a deep impression upon his mind. He remained to the prayer meeting. Several surrounded the altar
Clarke, who professedly follows him, of gross for prayer. The power of God was there.
mistakes in computation. We had ourselves rejoiced in his presence; mourners at the altar were long since reached that conclusion, and regard comforted; and sinners in the congregation were constrained to acknowledge his mighty hand. Soon the
the archbishop's calendar as misleading and young sailor was seen to rise and inake a movement
unsatisfactory. From the brief examination for the altar. Through the crowd he pressed his way, we have been enabled to give to the volume fell upon his knees at the altar, and cried aloud for
before us, we are inclined to think it will prove mercy. The preacher pointed bim to Christ-the Saviour of the sailor as well as the landsman; the
a most important desideratum. It is a book to Church joined in prayer to God for his salvation. It be studied, and entitles its pains-taking and was evident that it was no half-hearted matter on the modest author to the thanks of every truthpart of the young man. He struggled for light and salvation. The kingdom of beaven suffered violence,
seeking Biblical student. and the violent took it by force. That very night, and before he left the altar, he was redeemed from sin.
A Visit to the Oamp before Sevastopol, by RichHe then also gave himself to the Church as well as to ard C. McCormick, Jr., is a well-written narGod. A few years later this young sailor was licensed rative of facts relative to the present posture to preach; and now, for many years, has had a world
of affairs in the Crimea. The author is one of wido reputation as E. T. Taylor, the sailor preacher at the Mariners' Church in Boston."
our own citizens, and has evidently observed
with great care, and his statements may be SHALLOW PREACHING.—“Of their ministry in Boston, Mr. Fillmore, in subsequent years, was accustomed
relied upon. His book is handsomely illustrated to narrate the following rather amusing anecdote. As
by maps and engravings, and embellished by was the custom of the times in city circuits, they fol what is said to be a good portrait of the celelowed cach other successively around the different churches. The great reputation and popular talent of of D. Appleton g Co.
brated Miss Nightingale. It is from the press Mr. Hledding occasioned inany to follow him from
We give a portion of the church to church. The difference between his con author's description of the city so long besieged gregations and those of his colleagtie was quite percep by the allies :tible. On one occasion, when a portion of Mr. Fillmore's congregation had been drawn array to hear their "Sevastopol, pronounced by the Russians Sev-aspopular preacher, leaving his house rather thin, a good top-ol, with the emphasis on the third syllable, is in sister came up at the close of the meeting to comfort her latitude 44 25' North, longitude 82 22 East. It is minister. She assured him that she had no disposition distant from St. Petersburgh two thousand and eighty to run after his colleague with the multitude. True,' versts, (about thirteen hundred and eighty-two miles.) said she, .be has the reputation of being a deep Couriers convey the mails (on four-wheeled carts, preacher; but for my part, I like shallorc preaching.' drawn by three horses each, and driven at a rapid Mr. Fillmore, with illy-regulated risibles, thanked the pace) to Moscow, fourteen hundred and twenty-six good sister for her sympathy; but whether he enjoyed versts, (about nine hundred and fifty miles) from the narration of the anecdote then, as well as he did whence they are forwarded by railway directly to the afterward, when his character and reputation were capital. From five to seven days are occupied in the more firmly established, may admit of a doubt." entire journey; so that, until the completion of the
extraordinary telegraphic facilities now enjoyed by the GREAT EXCITEMENT IN Avgrsta, GA." While Allies, the Czar bad his dispatches some three or four waiting here, he rode out one day into the country; days earlier than either of his crowned opponents, exand on his return, hearing a loud noise be followed its cepting the Sultan. direction, and soon came to the market-place, where a * I think the location of the city one of the most lot of slaves were being sold at auction." Thero was a beautiful that I have ever seen, and its natural fortigreat gathering of the people, and the auction bad Acations are certainly of an extraordinary character. already commenced. The slaves, of whom there ap The harbor is about a mile in width, at the entrance peared to be a large number, had been the property from the sea, though not nearly so wide at the rains
of of a planter lately deceased, and whose estate, after bis Inkerman, three miles distani, where it receives the death, was found to be insolvent. The bishop rode up waters of the small river known as the Tehernays as near as he conld approach in his sulky, and for some Retchka, and from whence the placid valley of Inkertime witnessed the scene. Husbands and wives who man sweeps its course eastward amid the desolate had grown old together, parents and children, brothers hills. The inner bay or harbor, to which the main and sisters, were bere severed from each other, prob street runs parallel for about half a mile, is a small inably forever. The most affecting scene of all was the let, branching off from the south side of the harbor, separation of a mother from two interesting little and completely dividing the city. Many of the Rus. children. It was a scene such as his eyes never wit sian ships bave been moored in this harbor, (indeed, nessed beforc; and it moved his whole soul from its few have appeared in the main harbor,) and the Allies very depths. Just then he saw in the crowd a man have found it difficult to do them the slightest injury, from the East, whom he bad known in Boston. Motion so snugly are they sheltered. Forts St. Paul and ing to the man, he came up to him, as did also several Nicholas command the entrance from the main harbor. members of the Church in Augusta who knew the The docks and batteries are built of a white stone
obtained in the neighborhood. I visited the quarries, “On the Ministry Needed for the Times." It now in possession of the Allies, and from which much
is from the pen of the Rev. J. H. Perry, D. D., of the building material had been secured. They are on the heights at the back of the city, and the stono
and was read at one of the weekly meetings appears coarse, and of a yellowish hue.
of the Methodist ministers of this city, by a * Various statements havo been made concerning portion of whom the author was requested to the population of Sevastopol. By the aid of Mr. Up: publish it. Dr. Perry takes exceptions to the ton's personal knowledge, and reference to a recently published Russian official register, I was enabled to
doctrine, style, and spirit of the treatise under ascertain that, by the census taken a year or two since, review; and criticises, with great freedom, the the number of inhabitants was declared to be forty
author's rhetoric and arguments. Mere verbal three thousand five hundred and fifty, independent of fourteen regiments of sailors, and four regiments of
criticism, we are assured, would not have been soldiers always stationed in the city. At the same so freely indulged in, had the review been date the city contained two thousand one bundred and originally designed for the public; and there forty-five houses, seven Russian Churches, one Catholic Church, one Lutheran Church, one Jewish Syna
would have been, we think, less of apparent gogue, and one Turkish Mosque."
asperity, had not the personal relations of the
parties been of the most friendly character. The Unholy Alliance: an American View of the
Carlton & Phillips. War in the East, by William Giles Dix. (MercYork, C. B. Norton.) A vivid delineation of the Ohristian Beneficence; or, thc Measure, Manner, author's sentiments relative to the course of Uses, and Misuses of Giving, as prescribed in the England and France, in what he calls their New Testament, by William Hosmer. (Auburn, ** unholy alliance” against Russia. He predicts N. W. J. Moses.) This essay was designed nothing but disaster and final ruin to the Allies, originally to be offered in competition for the in a style a little too grandiloquent perhaps, prize offered more than a year since by the but readable, and evidently heart-felt and Tract Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. honest. A single sentence will convey a good The writer, however, was unwilling to confine idea of the entire strain of the volume. He himself to what he deemed the restrictions imsays:
posed by that society; and has, in the little
volume before us, considered the subject with. “ America favors Russia, because Russia sustains Christian ascendency; and she opposes the policy of
out reference to any religious denomination. England, because it was conceived in narrow jealousy
The title indicates, with sufficient clearness, of the laws of national growth, which she is ever rearly Mr. Hosmer's method of treating the subject. to use for her own advancement and glory. England The essay is written in a plain and unpretendis most urgently entreated, by ono who loves her as warmly as he loves his native land, to consider which ing style, and its circulation will do good. she prefers, to take such ground, as an Anglo-Saxon and Christian realm, as will not only invite but insure
Carlton & Phillips have published, for the American syinpathy and aid, or persist in her present Tract Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, road to rujn, and be eventually ground to powder be An Antidote to Backsliding, by Rev. John H. tween America and Russia, the West and the East,
Wallace. Avoiding all logical subtilties, the the upper and the nether millstones of the divine vengeance."-P. 218.
author aims to present the subject in a plain
and forcible manner, and concludes his essay Views very similar to those of the author, with an earnest exhortation to those who have more especially upon the religious aspect of the already backslidden. question, are beginning to prevail somewhat extensively in England; and there has recently
Of Sunday School PUBLICATIONS we have The appeared, from the press of a London publisher, Early Dead, containing Brief Memoirs of Sundaya pamphlet, entitled Notes from France on the
school Children; Four Days in July, the Story War with Russia, by a clergyman of the Church of a Pleasant Excursion, from the pen of a lady of England, which takes the peace-party view
well known in the literary world; and A Man of the question, and avows belief that England
nal of the Sunday-School Union, more especially is now being made the tool of Bonapartist am
designed for the ministry of the Methodist bition and of Romish policy. The permanent Church, prepared by the Rev. Dr. Kidder, and possession of Constantinople and Egypt by the designed for gratuitous circulation. A Memoir French is alleged to be a more direct object of
of Old Humphrey, with Cleanings from his Portdanger than any aggression of Russia; and the folio, and a portrait of the author, Geo. Mogspread of Popery, it is urged, will be only the ridge, has been reprinted from the English moral result of the weakening of Mohammedan- edition for the Sunday-School Union by the ism and of the Greek Church.
same publishers. (Carlton & Phillips.) Incidents of my Later Years, by Rev. George
American Phonctic Journal.-Some time ago Coles, from the press of Carlton f. Phillips.
we received a letter from a correspondent inThis is the third in the series of what may be quiring for information relative to phonetic and called the autobiography of a good man.
His phonotypic publications. We were not able to two former books, entitled “My Youthful
make any satisfactory reply, but have since Days," and " My First Seven Years in America,”
received the first volume of the above-named were well received by the public. The present monthly. It is edited and published by R. P. volume will be found equally graphic in de- Prosser, at Cincinnati, Ohio, at two dollars per scription, and pleasing in the narrative. It
annum, All necessary information on the subbrings down his life to the session of the
ject may be gathered from its pages, which are General Conference, at Boston, in 1852.
replete with well-written articles, many of them
printed in the phonetic alphabet, and illustrated A Defense of the Present Mode of Training with numerous engravings. From the same Candidates for the Ministry in the Methodist publisher may be obtained all the important Episcopal Church, is the title of an essay re publications on the subject, including the works viewing Dr. Foster's recently-published sermon of Pitman, and others.