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the necessity of the continuation of their mountainons, intricate, and impregnable slavery !

fastnesses, whither they have fled for shelter.

Thousands of them have suffered martyrdom, Will Mr. B. permit us humbly to

and shewn their inflexible attachment to the ask, what will become of the West

cause of the Redeemer, wbile, like him, these Indian islands, should emancipation | peaceable people invoked with their dying take place? Will they sink or swim? breath, forgiveness for their enemies. Will England suffer loss, or be a gainer

When Piedmont was under the late governthereby ? England existed before it

ment of France, the Vaudois were pot in full

possession of all the privileges common to was known that such islands were in

other subjects; but on the restoration of the being! And were every island in the Bourbons, in the year 1814, they were again West Indies in the same state as that united to Sardinia, and thougb they never of Hayti, or ingulfed in the great ocean,

murmur, they are subjected to the most it remains to be proved, wbether or not

grievous restrictions. They cannot (for in

stance) parobase lands out of the confined England would be a loser thereby!

limits assigned them; they are obliged to England holds a military authority desist from work, ander the penalty of fine or over these islands; but it is merely in imprisonment, on the Roman Catholic festivals, order to keep off a foreign enemy, and which are almost perpetual; they are forbidden to protect the planters against the

st the to exercise the professions of physician, sorslaves!

geon, or lawyer; and these people, together The slaves hitherto have not with their ministers, are compelled to serve as derived the least benefit from the mili- | private soldiers, without possibility of advance. tary, or even the civil government of | ment. All religious books are probibited, Great Britain. British law is sup except the Bible, wbich is subject to such a posed not to reach to the West Indian

high daty, as almost to place it beyond their islands! Mr. Bluster seems to be

reach. Schools are indeed allowed on the

old method, but on Bell's and Lancaster's sys. greatly disappointed, that there should

tem they are not permitted. The Scriptures be white men who differ from him in and Catechisms have sometimes been circaopinion; and who think, that the man lated among the Vaudois leaf by leaf, as the with the black skin was not made to

only means of obtaining a perusal of their

pages. They are not allowed to multiply their be the slave of the man whose skin is

places of Worship, though they may rebuild white!!! Notwithstanding that Mr.

and enlarge their old ones. Blaster, and his coadjutors, have In the time of Oliver Cromwell, collections revelled in the embraces of female were made throughout England, on behalf of Africans ; yet, such is the self-inflated the Vaudois, amounting to £38,241. 10s. 6d. dignity of Bluster, and his white skin

| wbich, after affording tbem considerable relief,

$ . left a fund of £16,333. 10s. 3d. which Charles ned friends, that they would hold in the Second, on bis restoration, used for his everlasting chains these unoffending | own purposes, assigning as a reason, that he Africans!!! I hope, Mr. Editor, that was not bound by any of the engagements of Mr. Bluster will have his comb cut,

an usurper and a tyrant. William and Mary

restored the pension, but during the reign of ere he returns to Jamaica!!!

Napoleon, the British government, from poli. Your's, PHILANTHROPUS. | tical motives; withheld it, and the Vaudois Tottenham, July 29, 1825.

pastors, thirteen in namber, are for tbe most part living in a state of poverty.

Efforts are now making to recover this lost GLEANINGS,

aid, and thereby enable the pastors to sur

mount their difficulties, to assist in the estaThe Waldenses, or Vaudois.

blishment of schools, and the education of their There are now living in the valleys of Pied- ministers; and especially in building a hospital mont, called Lazerna, Perosa, and San Mar among them.-His majesty, George the Fourth, tino, about eighteen thousand Vaudois, the re

has presented them with one hundred guineas. mainder of the Waldenses and Albigenses, who Several of the Protestant states on the Contin the midst o ish darkness

nent are interesting themselves for these sofferthe light of truth; and though surrounded by ) ing people; and it is hoped a favourable moment the demons of persecution, have nobly defied | bas arrived for the relief of tbe oppressed all their rage and cruelty. These, like the Vaudois. The valleys have lately been visited famed seven thousand, of Old Testament re.] by some English clergymen, who have taken a cord, have never bowed the knee to Baal, and I lively interest in the fate of their inhabitants. among them have been nambers who have A bigbly respectable Committee bas been united the Protestant faith with a correspond formed in London, to promote Subscriptions ing walk and conversation. From France for the Waldenses, and to manage the fand and Sardinia they have endured thirty-two | raising for them in the United Kingdom. persecutions, in which the furnace seemed to The following Bankers have kindly consentbave been heated with the design to extirpate ed to receive Subscriptions: Messrs. Glyn, their whole race, and nothing has saved them Mills, and Co.-Bosanquet and Co.-Masterfrom the fury of these kingdoms, but the al. man and Co.-Hoare and Co. Fleet-Street.most miraculous care of the Almighty, con-| Herries and Co.-Coutts and Co, Drumnected with their own union and courage in mond and Co.

1065

Gleanings.

1066

Beautiful Penmanship. A specimen of orna. Another steam-packet, the City of Glasgow. mental Penmanship has been performed by | while coming out of Douglas barbour, in the Mr. Walter Paton, of Devonshire-Street. Port. | Isle of Man, on Wednesday the 19th ult, struck land Place; wbich, according to a printed on a rock, and is a perlect wreck; but happily Prospectus in circulation, is termed « A dis

piromlation is termed Adie. I no lives were lost. play of the various Hands, richly floorished The Baron of Renfrew. Tois large ship, of with a miniature of her late Royal Highness

wbich we stated the cargo in our last, baviog the Princess Charlotte in the centre, and an

reached the English shore, was for some time ealogiam by the Author of the · Pleasures of

in imminent danger of being wrecked on the Hope, &c.'” It is comprised in one sheet, of sands on which she struck. She was, however, peculiarly fine drawing paper, 212 inches from

got off', bat it was only to experience a still top to bottom, and 18 inches wide; and is so

greater disaster. The weather being severe, admirably constructed, that if it were possible,

she was driven into the channel; and, proceedwithout injury to the performance, to separate ing to the opposite coast, strack on the ground, it into various parts, each part of itself appears

between Dunkirk and Gravelines, where she is a perfect design.

wrecked. Most of her crew have reacbed This wonderful performance is intended as

Dover. a tribute to the memory of ber Royal High The Papal Government.-Leo XII. bas insti. ness the Princess Charlotte, the plan of which tuted an asylam for assassins, in Osa, and was drawn out some years ago, bat from the three other unhealthy towns. The papal edict manner in which it is finished, it appears states, that “it is for the purpose of repeopling almost a miracle for one person to have exe these places. Every assassin who flies for cuted such a beautiful specimen of art, wbile refuge to one of these towns, which are about extensively, and almost unceasingly, employed ten Teagues from the spot where the greatest in bis profession as a teacher.

number of travellers are murdered, is to be The difficulties attending the contrivance and free from all further pursuit.” This presents execution of fine ornamental penmanship, are us with a melancholy picture of civil" instituwell known to its professors, and almost inva tions and polity. The towns are first depopuriably lead the performer into a sameness of lated by filth and bad government, and then the composition, and a poverty of execution ; but pope, and his senate of cardinals, can find no in Mr. Paton's specimen there is no repetition; other way to replenish them with inbabitants, the hands are so admirably chosen and arranged; than by rendering them sanctuaries for assasthe flourishes so varied and natural, and like sins! the performance) so exquisitely fine, that it A young Condor.--A gentleman of Philadelmay unquestionably be considered the most phia, lately brought from Peru to the above magnificent production in the art of ornamen city, a young Condor. This bird is the largest tal penmanship that has ever appeared in this

of the featbered tribe that is known. When country.

full-grown, its wings extend twenty-two feet The miniature attracts particular attention. froni tip to tip. It is exceedingly voracious, It is impossible, in words, to do justice to this subsisting entirely on prey, and has been inimitable performance, which, although com- known to fly off with sheep, and occasionally posed of lines and dots, after the manner of with young children. In its wild state it is line engraving, and completely covered with found only among the Andes. work, the effect is so soft and delicate, as to Northern Expedition.—Captain Parry bas excite the greatest astonishment, baving the lately returned to England,'the Fary ħaving appearance of enamel on polished ivory. Who been forced on shore by some enormous ever beholds this master-piece of penmanship, masses of ice, on the first of August last, will at once believe it to be the fruit of a rich and so much damaged, that on the twentyimagination, which (if associated with a know third she was abandoned. In consequence of ledge of the higher branches of art) would arrive this disaster, her officers and crew were put at the very highest pitch of excellence, and on board the Hecla, in which ship they have make its performer well merit the appellation reached their native land in safety. During of the greatest master of the present day. their absence, no discovery bas been made :

It is gratifying to understand that an engrav- | but one seaman has been drowned, and another ing from this production is in a very advanced died through disease. state, and will come from the hands of two of the To prevent Damp IV alls.-In some parts of most eminent engravers in Britain.-T. A.S. North America, to secure from the damp,

Loss of Two Steam-Packets. - About two houses built in low and swampy situations, o'olock, on the morning of Friday, Oct. 21st, the following method is adopted: When the 1825, as the Comet, steam-packet, from Inver- walls are about two feet high, they are covered ness for Glasgow, was passing the point of over with thin sheets of lead, upon which the Kempock, between Gourock and the Cloagh superstructure is raised. By ibis means the Light-house, she unfortunately came in contact damp is arrested by the lead, and its further with the Ayr, steam-pessel, from Glasgow, just ascent prevented. coming round the same point. The shock was Paint made with Potatoes. Take a pound of tremendous, and the issue truly disastroas. In potatoes, skinned and well baked. Bruise an instant the side of the Comet was stove in ; them in three or four pounds of boiling water, in consequence of which, she immediately filled and then pass them through a bair sieve. To with water, and, in about three minutes, went this, add two pounds of good chalk in fine to the bottom. At the time of this disaster, powder, previously mixed up with four pounds she had about eighty persons on board, of of water, and stir the whole together. This whom eleven only were saved. The Ayr was mixture will form a sort of glae, capable of also much damaged, and reached Greenock in receiving any kind of colour, even that of an almost sinking state.

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