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is very flattering. The place of worship lately built here by Mr. Haimes is well attended, and a spirit of enquiry into the doctrines of the New Jerusalem pretty generally prevails. The Rev. T. Goyder of London has recently paid a Missionary visit to this place, and has also preached at Chellaston and Loughborough.
NEW JERUSALEM CHURCH FREE SCHOOL.
By the recent arrangements which have been made by the Committee of Management of this institution, we are happy to say that it is intended to receive into the establishment 200 girls immediately. We cannot speak too highly of this School, nor is it necessary, we presume, to press upon the minds of the members of the Church, the necessity of giving it their support. Every one who has the cause of the New Jerusalem at heart, will feel a great delight in supporting an institution which promises to be of so much service to the rising generation.
REV. J. CLOWES. We are happy to inform our readers, that the Rev. J. Clowes is recovered from his recent serious indisposition; he is however, (be writes in a letter to a friend) unable to study. 'We sincerely hope that the bodily infirmities of this amiable man will not render him wholy incapable of continuing to benefit the New Jerusalem by his excellent writings. March 22d. 1827.
SUNDAY SCHOOLS. ON OBTAINING THE EARLY AND REGULAR ATTENDANCE OF YOUR SCHOLARS.
From Lloyd's Manual. If you wish your children to be early and regular in attendance, it is necessary that you should on no account be late and inconstant. If you are once after the time, or once absent, your children will carry their imita. tion of your example to a greater extent, and be late or absent several times : thus your class will become completely disorganized.
In your class-book it is necessary that you should enter a complete account of the attendance of each child; and, after the first ten minutes from the commencement of the school, you should record the exact time when each scholar arrives, and the excuse made for being so late. Never suffer a child to be absent or late without ascertaining from his parents the cause: thus you will prevent truant-playing, and loitering in the way, to school. Always require the parents to send notes or messages, if they wish their children to be absent on any particular occasion, and mark such re. quests by a tick in your class-book. Should the parents neglect to send this information, always visit them, or send one of your most trusty scholars with a note, which may be printed, leaving the blanks, to the following effects:
was absent from School Please to state the reason by the bearer,
A. B. Teacher. * The excuses made should be cntered in your class book. You will find it a good plan never to suffer two absences to go on without being accounted for: thus you will check irregularities at once. A first offence may lead to a second, and thus gradually a confirmed habit of irregularity may be formed, because the first aberration was suffered to pass unnoticed. By the adoption of these prompt and decided measures, the children will feel convinced, that, if they become truants, you will infallibly detect them; and this conviction will be the surest means of keeping them from transgressing. Also, if any of your scholars should be taken ill, you will thus obtain immediate information of the fact, and will consequently pay them a visit. Some children have been lying ill for weeks, and some have even
At the bottom of the note, the rule of the School relative to attendance should be printed.
died, 'before their teachers knew any thing of their situation : this would not be likely to occur on the plan suggested. Your children will soon find out whether they can trifle with you or not
; and you may be sure they will act accordingly. Some teachers, by their laxity of discipline, actually furnish a bonus, rather than a check, to irregularity and truant-playing; the parents fancy their children are at school the teachers are deceived by the scholars; and habits of the most baneful kind are thus gradually formed, without detection or opposition. This rigorous adherence to system may at first occasion some trouble ; but, in the end, it will prevent much inconvenience, and will prove highly conducive to the order, the improvements, and the best interests, of your pupils.
tropics, and feeds upon vegetablos. It is said by a certain writer, “ The These animals live not only in a kind revealed will of God, and not the of orderly society in their retreats in success of those who depart from it, their mountains, but regularly once should be a Christian's rule of action, a year march down to the sea-side in They who aspire at nothing in the a body of some millions at a time in Church but preferment, and by order to cast their spawn, which is unworthy actions obtain it, should there matured. As they multiply in regard this subject. These reprobates great numbers, they choose the month lose all sense of the guilt of succeed- of April, or May, to begin their expeing in the pleasure of success." dition; and then sally out by thouSOCIETY OF TEN.
sands from the stumps of bollow trees, The number ten was much noticed from the clefts of rocks, and from tbe and used by the Jewish people : and holes which they dig for themselves it repeatedly occurs in the Sacred under the surface of the earth. The pages, were it is representative of all, procession sets forward from the or what is full, as also a fulness of mountains with the regularity of an of the state of remains as much as is army under an experienced commanconducive to uses. Among the Jews der. They are commonly divided a society or congregation might be into three battalions, of which the formed when there were ten persons first consists of the strongest and in one place to form such, congrega- boldest males, who, like pioneers, tion, but less than that number did march forward to clear the route, not make a congregation or society: and face the greatest dangers. The and wherever there were ten persons main body of the army is composed in a place, they were obliged to build of females, which never leave the or open a synagoguc.
mountains till the rain is set in for SBEEP AND GOATS.
some time, and then descend in reguIt is said concerning the Lord, that lar battalia, being' formed into "he shall set the sheep on his right columns of fity paces broad, and hand, but the goats on his left.” It three miles deep, and so close that is not to be doubted, but that many they almost cover the ground. The customs which obtained among the rear guard follows, three or four Jows had a representative origin : days after; a straggling undisciplined hence they placed those to be acquit- tribe, consisting of males and females, ted on the right hand; but those but not so vigorous as the former. individuals who were to receive sen- The night is their chief time of protence or condemnation on the left. ceeding ; but if it rains hy day, they
do not fail to profit by the occasion. > The Land Crab, or Violet Crab, with a smooth entire thorax, and the “In the Molucca islands, 'the two last joints of the feet armed with marriage ceremony, captain Forrest spines, inhabits the Bahama islands, tells us, is performed in the following as well as most lands between the manner. The woman, 'atlended by
THE LAND CRAB.
CURIOUS WEATHER GAGE.
some of her own sex, comes into the Theoriginal form of these lamps which mosque, and sits down; then the were invented some months ago is Imum, or if the parties are persons this: one of those capillary tubes of rank, the Calipha, holding the used by milliners, and called bugle man's right thumb, asks him if he beads (about half an inch long) is will marry that woman, and live with fixed into a semicircular copper or her according to Mahomet's law? tin cup, about an inch in diameter. To this he answers, “I will.” Then The cup floats on the top of the oil the priest asks the woman, still sitting, with its cavity uppermost. The besides the like respective question, glass tube stands upright within it, if she will obey? Three times must open at both ends, and with its lower she answer, “I will.” The woman end, which passes through the cup, rising, the man and she pay their immersed in the oil. The cup is so respects to the company present: loaded that the upper orifice of the the woman is then conducted home; tube is just a hair breadth or two but before she goes out of the mosque, above the level of the oil or the outthe priest gives the husband the fol- side of the cup. The oil thus rises lowing admonition: “ you must not easily to the surface of the tube touch your wife with lance or knife; without running over, and when a but if she do not obey you, take her light is applied, it takes fire and into a chamber, and chastise her produces a smail but bright and gently with a handkerchief.” steady flame. As the oil burns down,
the cup, floating on its surface, The Dublin Philosophical Journal descends with it, and thus it is of no contains a description of a weather consequence whether there be much gage, for which a patent has lately or little oil in the lamp, as the supply been taken out by a gentleman named at the orifice is always the same. The Donovan. This ingenious instru. lamp should consist of a small crystal ment shows the number of cubical vessel, that the light as it descends, and perpendicular inches of rain that may pass through its sides. fell during a given period; the precise
DIGURED APPLES. hour, minute, day of the week, and Apples marked with the impression of the month, when they fall, and of a leaf are sold in the bazaars of wbether by day or night. It also Persia. To produce this impression, points out the commencement and a leaf of some flower or shrub is glued cessation of showers; while it is or fastened with a thread on several raining, a bell rings quickly or slowly, parts of the fruit, while yet growing ; according to the force of the shower, the apple gradually ripens, and all and the gage also shows the day of that the sun reaches becomes red; the month, the day of the week, and the parts covered by the leaves rethe hour of the day. It registers maining of a pale green or yellow the intensity of the rain for the colour. whole year, so that by reference, it may be ascertained whether it The scenes which these bodies of rained fast or slow, at any particular ice exhibit are as various as their period. It keeps a separate ac- extent. At one time a great mass of count of rain, for every hour, day, water congealed at the period of a week, month, or year, and spontane- tempest, presents waves resembling ously separates the weekly accounts those of a lake; at other times these from each other every Saturday night irregularities disappear, and leave at 12 o'clock, and at the same hour nothing to be beheld by the astonishat the termination of every month, ed traveller, but one immense mirror of whatever number of days it may of polished ice. Here superb portals consist. Many other services are of crystals appear fallen into rivers, performed by this instrument, which and brilliant spires broken to pieces: is undoubtedly one of the most in other places, avalanches of snow curious and useful of the kind ever glide over a field of ice, and then invented.
stop, and, reflecting the rays of the LAMPS WITHOUT WICKS.
sun, display the form of pyramids A lamp has been recently exhibited and obelisks unseen before. These in Manchester, in which the wick was glaciers are of essential service in susperseded by a capillary glass tube. furnishing to the continents slowly,
and in an almost regular mavner,
CRUSTACEOUS FISH. waters, which without this congela- A communication from M. Rotion, would be precipitated with bineau Desvoidy was lately read at impetuosity from the height of moun- a meeting of the French Institute, tains, so as to overflow and devastate in which the existence of the organs the countries which they ought to of smell in crustaceous fish is asfertilize.
serted. THE TARTARIAN LAMB PLANT. The most extraordinary of the Vice stings us even in our pleacuriosities of little Tartary, is the sures, but virtue consoles us even in Vegetable Lamb as it is called in our pains. Russia. It grows between the two There is this difference between great rivers, the Don and the Wolga. happiness and wisdom: he that This plant is remarkable for posses- thinks himself the happiest man, sing a great portion of animal nature, really is so: but he that thinks bimthat it is called the animal plant. self the wisest is generally the greatThe fruit is of the size of a gourd or est fool. melon, and bas the figure and all the Many who find the day too long, limbs of a sheep. It is fastened to think life too short, but short as life the earth by the navel upon a stalk is, some find it long enough to outof two feet in length: it always leans live their characters, their constitutowards the grass and the plants tions and their estates. around it, and changes its position He that can please nobody, is not as much as the stalk will suffer. so much to be pitied, as he that noWhen the fruit is ripe the stalk dies. body can please. It is covered with a hairy frizzled In cases of doubtful morality, it is skin, like that of a newly born lamb, usual to say, " is there any harm in and this fur defends it from the cold. doing this ?" the question may someIt is said never to die while any grass times be best answered by asking remains around it. The fruit yields a ourselves another, “Is there any juice like blood, when taken from the harm in letting it alone?” stalk, and some assert that it has the It proceeds rather from revenge taste of mutton. It is however cer- than malice, when we hear a man tain that the Russians who call it affirm that all the world are knaves. Barometz, or the Lamb, use it to en. For before a man draws this consnare the wolf who is known to be clusion of the world, the world las very partial to this plant.
generally anticipated him, and conTHE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
cluded all this of him who makes the The difficulty of applying rules to observation. Such men may be comthe pronunciation of our language 'pared to Brothers, the prophet, who may be illustrated in two lines where on being asked by a friend, bow he the combination of the letters ough came to be clapped into Bedlam, is pronounced in no less than seven replied, "I and the world happened different ways, viz. as o, uf, of, up, to have a slight difference of opinion,
the world said I was mad, and I said Though the lough cough and hiccough plough the world was mad, unfortunately o'er life's dark lough my course I still pursue. I was out-voted, and here I am.” Halibut (in the Bay of Hammer.
LITERARY NOVELTIES. fest), caught by means of hooks, Classical Literature-M. Mai will sometimes attain the enormous size shortly publish, at Rome, some hiof 500lb. weight, or even more; and therto inedited fragments of the instances have been known of their Greek bistorians Polybius, Diodorus upsetting the boat, when they have Siculus, Dionysius Halicarnassus, been in cautiously drawn up, without Dion Cassius, kunassius, and others, being first despatched. The flesh of in one volume 4to. with a Latin transthe halibut, which is known by the lation by the editor, and some notes. Dame of queite, is highly prized, and This discovery, the most important esteemed a great delicacy, being of all those that we owe to M. Mai, beautifully white, of a fine flavour, merits the entire attention of the and exceedingly firm.
learned of Europe.
ow, 00, and ock.
ON CHANGE OF WEATHER.
Expand its leaves at early dawn,
Shed its sweet fragrance o'er the lawn.
Upon its stalk droop and decay,
Its loveliness had fled away.
Clad in its robes of modest green ;
Of its delicious fruit, I've seen.
Had struck it even to its root ;
And blighted were its leaves and fruit.
Spreading its melody around;
Has brought it lifeless to the ground.
He is not certain of an hour;
Is all our evils quick to fly;