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would have learned a good deal of in- ent opinions, still glow within our struction from it. (A laugh.) Some. breasts, rise up in arms against such thing had been said about personal an unlooked-for, and such an unprefeelings. On this subject he would cedented violation of our sanctuary? only say, that there had been a sacri. And must we not retire to our houses fice of personal feeling, which he, for under a painful impression, that, when his part, would not have made, no, we are just about to give the parting not for all the wealth of India. Mr salutation, there was forced on us a Thomson concluded nearly in these subject of complaint, which, it is diswords :-“ And now, sir, before I sit tressing to contemplate, can scarcely down, allow me for a moment to ad. be discussed without occasioning keen vert to the time and the circum- contention, which had escaped the no. stances in which this business is sub- tice, or only excited the interest of mitted to us. It is, sir, when we are those among whom it circulated, and met to part, never all again to meet which is forced upon us by the zeal in this world—it is when we are met of him whom it least of all concernsto take a respectful leave of the noble the Presbyterian minister from the representative of our gracious Sove. banks of the Ganges ?" reign, in the hope that he will report The vote being now called for, there favourably of our proceedings to his appeared for Dr Nicoll's motion, 83; Majesty-it is when we are met to for Mr Brown's, 82. The former, there. receive from you, sir, those wise and fore, was carried by a majority only of paternal admonitions which you are so well qualified to give, before we return to our families and our flocks it is when we are met to exchange our

The ecclesiastical organization of tokens of mutual kindness, and of the different religious denominations in mutual forgiveness, for any asperities Russia, are as under :which, from the weakness of human The Catholics of Lithuania, of nature, may have mingled in our dis- White Russia, and Western Russia, cussions and debates—it is when we have their archbishops, bishops, reliare met for these purposes, under the gious orders of both sexes, with col. peaceful and harmonising influence of leges of Jesuits, &c. that Sabbath of the Lord which has The Protestants, both Lutheran intervened between our present and our and Reformed, have their superior conformer meetings-it is at this time, sistories in each government. In Finand in these circumstances, that we land, these consistories have at their are called on to discuss an overture, head a bishop, and in the other prowhich I must not say was intended, vinces, a superintendant-general. but which I will say was calculated, The Armenians, whether united or to rouse our angry passions, and to not, have their archbishops and bishops, render that which should have been and the latter class have a patriarch. the scene, and nothing but the scene The Moravian brethren of Sarepta

of brotherly love, a scene of discord have their separate ecclesiastical jurisand strife. Oh sir, must not every ge- diction. - nerous feeling revolt at this intrusion The Mahometans, whose number on the holiness and the charity of our amounts to near three millions, have farewell meeting? Do not all

two ftis timents of good will, which, in spite The sectaries of Lama have their of our different parties and our differ. lamas or priests.


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A letter from a Catholic mission. whole empire, there are but ten misary at Macao, dated April 1, 1819, sionaries, five of whom, at Pekin, have affords some details relative to the no communication with the inhabit. persecution of the Christians in China. ants unless it be secret. The Emperor Every European priest that is disco- has moreover declared, that he will no vered is instantly seized and put to longer tolerate either painters or watch. death; Chinese Christian priests un- makers, or even mathematicians. The dergo the same fate. Christians of the Bishop of Pekin has in vain attempt. laity, unless they will apostatize, are ed to introduce himself, under this tifirst dreadfully tortured, and then ba- tle, into his diocese. The only way nished into Tartary. This year, 1819, left to the missionaries to penetrate in the prisons of one province alone, into the country, is by gaining the Sutcuen, two hundred Christians were messengers or couriers that pass from expecting the orders for their exile. Mocao to Pekin, but if discovered, A Chinese priest had just been stran- both the missionary and the courier gled, and two others were also under suffer death on the spot. sentence of death. Throughout the


PLAN OF Royal SocieTY OF moral character; ten under the pa-

tronage of the King, and ten under

the patronage of the Society. For the Encouragement of Indigent His Majesty has been pleased to ex

Merit, and the Promotion of General press, in the most favourable terms,
Literature. To consist of Honorary his approbation of the proposed So-
Members, Subscribing Members, and ciety, and to honour it with his mu-

nificent patronage, by assigning an an

nual sum of one hundred guineas each, The Class of Honorary Members to ten of the Associates, payable out is intended to comprise some of the of the privy purse ; and also an an. most eminent literary men in the three nual premium of one hundred guineas kingdoms, and the most distinguished for the best Dissertation on some in. female writers of the present day. teresting subject, to be chosen by a

An annual subscription of two gui. council belonging to the Society. neas will constitute a subscribing mem- Ten Associates will be placed unber. Subscribers of ten guineas, and der the patronage of the Society, as upwards, will be entitled to privileges soon as the subscriptions (a large porhereafter mentioned, according to the tion of which will be annually funded date of their subscription.

for the purpose) shall be sufficient, The Class of Associates is to con- and in proportion as they become so. sist of twenty men of distinguished An annual subscriber of ten guineas, learning, authors of some creditable continued for five years, or a life subwork of literature, and men of good scription of one hundred guineas, will entitle such subscribers to nominate triotic Sir Watkin Williams Wynne, an Associate under the Society's pa. and his brother Charles W. Wynne, tronage, according to the date of their Esq. A Society, under the name of subscription.

“ The Metropolitan Cambrian InstiThe Associates, under the patronage tution," was also formed in London, of the King, will be elected by re- to which his Majesty condescended to spected and competent judges. The extend the royal patronage. Even in Associates nominated by Subscribers the present infant state of these designs, must have the same qualifications of a pleasing spirit of emulation was ex. learning, moral character, and public cited among the natives of Cambria. principle, as those who are elected, At the Eistedhood, or Bardic ses and must be approved by the same sion, held at Carmarthen, July 5, 1819, judges.

Bishop Burgess presided with great Every Associate, at his admission, ability and zeal. The principal poems will choose some subject, or subjects, were, 1. A Welsh Ode on the Death of literature, for discussion, and will of her late Majesty Queen Charlotte, engage to devote such discussions to by Mr Williams, of Lanedgai, Carthe Society's Memoirs of Literature, narvonshire.-2. A Poem on the Death of which a volume will be published of that brave Cambrian Sir T. Picton, by the Society, from time to time; by the Rev. Walter Davies ; and an in which Memoirs will likewise be in- English Imitation of it by the Rev. serted the successive Prize Disserta- Mr Lloyd, which had been set to mutions.

sic by Mr Parry, of London. The From the months of February to premium for the best prose essay in July, it is purposed that a weekly

weekly English, on “ The Language and meeting of the Society shall be held; Learning of Britain during the Roman and a monthly meeting during the period," was awarded to the Rev. other six months of the


John Jones, of Lanvair, near Bangor.
The Rev. Walter Davies filled the
Bardic chair, and Mr Blaney, of Mont-

gomeryshire, after a contest with his INSTITUTIONS IN WALES, neighbour, Mr Humphreys, gained the

honour of the silver harp, and a pre- For the Promotion of Ancient Litera- mium of thirty guineas. ture, Poetry, and Music.

The anniversary of the Cymmrodo

nian, or Cambrian Society, for the disThe recent transactions in the prin- trict of Powys, including the counties cipality were of a nature to afford gra- of Montgomery, Denbigh, and Flint, tification to all who feel an interest in was held at Wrexham on the 13th and the preservation of ancient relics, and 14th of September, when Sir W. W. the revival of ancient literature, as well Wynne, supported by his brother, -as the fostering of living merit. Seve. Charles W. Wynne, Esq. and Sir Ed. ral of the nobility, clergy, and gen- ward Lloyd, presided in a very spirit-try, came forward in a very spirited ed and able manner. manner, to support the designs of the The principal prize-poem had for Bardic and Literary Institution, first its subject, “'The Death of his late formed at Carmarthen, in South

Wales, Majesty King George the Third.” under the patronage of Bishop Burgess The premium of fifteen guineas was and Lord Dynevor, and now in North awarded to a bard well known in the Wales, under the sanction of the pa- principality, Mr Robert Davies, of


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Nautglyn, near Denbigh, who was 1819. Cambridge. placed in the bardic chair, according Members of the Senate, 1495 to ancient custom. There were four

on the Boards, 3698 teen competitors for this prize; ele. 1820. -- of the Senate, 1558 ven for the second prize, on “ The

on the Boards, 3395 Cambrian's Attachment to his Native It appears from the Eighth Report Land,” adjudged to Mr Evan Evans; of the National Society, that there are and forty-nine for the third poetic 1467 schools on Dr Bell's system; and garland, conferred on Mr James, the from the Fourteenth Report of the harper, for the best Englyn, or son- British and Foreign School Society, net, on “ What is Poetic Genius ?" that there are 297 schools upon the (Pa beth yw Awen.)

Lancasterian plan ; making a total,

upon the new system, of 1764 schools, PROSE ESSAYS IN ENGLISH.

At the sale of the late Mr Bindley's 1. On the Notices of Britain, under library, at Evans's, in Pall-mall, a col. whatever name in ancient Authors ; lection of single poems and ballads, containing Extracts from the Origi- published at about a halfpenny or one nals, with translations and comments. penny each, bound in eight volumes, The Rev. W.T. Rees, A. M. Rector sold at the immense price of L.837. of Cascob, Radnorshire, and Preben- The commercial world will learn dary of Brecon.

with satisfaction that a plan has been 2. On the History and Character of commenced, under the auspices of the the real Arthur, King of the Britons, British Government, for determining and the fabulous Character of that the relative contents of the weights and name, whether of Romance, or of My. measures of all trading countries. This thology. Mr John Hughes, of Bre- important object is to be accomplished con, author of Horæ Britannicæ, in by procuring from abroad correct cotwo vols.

pies of Foreign standards, and compaThere were ten competitors for the ring them with those of England at his honour of the silver harp, which was Majesty's Mint. Such a comparison, awarded to R. Roberts, a blind man. which could be effected only at a mo.

The meeting concluded with an ad- ment of universal peace, has never been dress from Chas. W. Wynne, Esq. attempted on a plan sufficiently general and some poetic effusions from the or systematic ; and hence the errors Rev. Walter Davies, the chief of mo- and contradictions which abound in dern bards.

tables of Foreign weights and mea

sures, even in works of the highest It appears by a summary of the authority. In order, therefore, to reMembers of the Universities of Ox- medy an inconvenience so perplexing ford and Cambridge in their Calendars in commerce, Lord Castlereagh has, by for 1819 and 1820, that the following the recommendation of the Board of is the number :

Trade, issued a circular, dated March 1819 Oxford.

16,1818, directing all the British ConMembers of Convocation, 1874 suls abroad to send home copies of the

on the Books, 3984 principal standards used within their 1820.

of Convocation, 1873 respective consulates, verified by the on the Books, 4102 proper authorities, and accompanied

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by explanatory papers and other do- the use of the poor,—that is, one tenth cuments relative to the subject. Most part of the receipts. The following is of his lordship's orders have been al- the produce of the duty in francs for ready executed in a very full and sa- three years, 24 francs to a pound ster. tisfactory manner. The dispatches and ling. packages transmitted on the occasion

1814. 1815. 1816. are deposited at the Royal Mint, Theatres 446,551 449,038 452,635

13,614 10,887 where the standards are to be forth- Fetes Publiques 13,383

5675 with compared. The comparisons are Concerts

4763 8021 to be made by Robert Bingley, Esq. Soirees Amusantes 2341 2713 the King's Assay Master of the Mint, Panoramas 3551 2613 2511 and the calculations by Dr Kelly, of Petits Spectacles 2635 3636

Curiosities 6470 6516 Finsbury-square, who originally submitted the plan to government; and Total •. 485,137 491,826 497,358 who will publish the results of those comparisons and calculations, as soon The French actors form a kind of as they are completed, in the second joint stock company, and a committee edition of his « Universal Cambist." of six, with a commissioner named by

A report was this year made to the government, is appointed to mathe Society of Education at Paris by nage the interests of the society. The M. Jomard, from which it appears, committee, however, have little power, that the number of schools already the principal authority being vested in established for boys is 41, and for the commissioner. The receipts of the girls 22. These schools are capable of theatre are divided into twenty-four affording accommodation to about equal parts; one part is set aside for 6600 scholars. The whole number of unexpected demands ; one half part is schools in France is said to be upwards given to the pension or superannuated of 1000 ; of which 360 are included fund ; another half part is assigned to in M. Jomard's report. Of these 45 the decorations, scenery, repairs, &c. are instituted for girls ; and the whole The other twenty-two parts are disof them might instruct 40,600 scho- tributed amongst the actors, none relars, or about 115 per school. On ceiving more than one part, por less July 1, 1818, there were under in- than one-eighth of a part. The actors, struction 19,175 children. There is on entering this society, contract an also another description of schools, engagement to play for twenty years, established by “ the Brethren of the after which they are entitled to a reChristian Faith.” These, in the course tiring pension of 4000 francs per anof three years, have increased from 60 num, (about 1701.) These pensions are to 142; and, in the year 1818, they payable, half out of an annual allowhad 25,000 pupils.

ance of 100,000 francs (about 42002) The theatres in France have long made by government to the theatre

, been under the immediate control of and the other half out of funds raised the government, and various regula- out of the receipts and contributions tions have at different periods been of the actors. made respecting them. In November, Les Annales des Lagides, publish1796, a decree was passed, and which ed at Paris, announced a fact that still continues in force, enacting, that the learned in general were not aca decime on every franc of the price quainted with. The number of reigns of admission at all places of public of the Greek Egyptian kings, succesamusement, should be collected for sors to Alexander the Great, has been


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