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worship, which is a form complied with by thousands who never kept a Sabbath in their lives.
Consistence is necessary to give substance and solidity to the whole. To sanctify the day at church, and to trifle it away out of church, is profanation, and vitiates all. After all, I would ask my catechumen one short question—"Do you love the day, or do you not? If you love it, you will never inquire how far you may safely deprive yourself of the enjoyment of it. If you do not love it, and you find yourself obliged in conscience to acknowledge it, that is an alarming symptom, and ought to make you tremble. If you do not love it, then it is a weariness to you, and you wish it over. The ideas of labour and rest are not more opposite to each other than the idea of a Sabbath, and that dislike and disgust with which it fills the souls of thousands to be obliged to keep it. It is worse than bodily labour.”— Cowper's Letter to the Rev. W. Unwin, daled March 28, 1780.
PO E T R Y.
As round the hallow'd Font we stand
With yearning, trusting, trembling hearts,
To Faith's attentive ear imparts :
That Christ, as heretofore, with grace
And in his arms of love embrace."
By meditation made thine own,
Whate'er befall thy cherished one.
Thy nursling from thine arms away;
The truth awhile, and seem to stray ;
Thou musest, doubtful of his fate;—
And thou shalt not be desolate.
Thy little infant cradled lies,
SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL. Extract from the Primary Charge "And who that looks on the state of of the Lord Bishop of Newfoundland, this portion of the diocese, and comto the Clergy of Bermuda, at St. John's pares its present flourishing condition Church, Pembroke, on Wednesday, with the deficiencies and anomalies the 13th May, 1810 :-
which it presented on my first visit to these islands, but must admit that God embellished to a degree which would has been exceeding gracious in its be highly creditable to a wealthier signal amelioration ? Eighteen years country; - with five chapel schoolago, notwithstanding the then recent houses licensed for the performance of enactment of a law providing for the divine service;— with adequate probetter maintenance of the incumbents vision for the chaplaincies of the naval of the several churches in Bermuda, arsenal, of three prison ships, and of there were but three clergymen offici- the gaols of Hamilton and St. George's; ating throughout the colony. Some -with ten clergymen on the list of the of the parish churches were dilapidated, establishment; with sixteen schools, and had been for years altogether in which, under the superintendence closed ; in others, the celebration of of the rectors and missionaries, more divine service occurred but once in a than eight hundred pupils are graquarter; the naval yard, though in an tuitously instructed in the truths of insulated position, had no chaplain; the Gospel, and in the formularies of the gaols had no appointed ministers; the Church of England ; — with a the hospitals were unvisited ; and Branch of the Society for Promoting schools in connexion with the Esta- Christian Knowledge rendered popu. blished Church, and as forming an lar and efficient;—with lending liintegral part of its machinery, were, braries in almost every parish ;- withi with the exception of a Sunday school crowded congregations demanding yet in this parish, almost unknown. The more accommodation for increasing spiritual destitution of the coloured worshippers in their respective sancpopulation was confessedly deplorable. tuaries ;-and with nine hundred comSome of the slaves who were ein- municants, nearly one-third of whom ployed as domestics, or lived as chil. is of the coloured class. dren in the more religious households, “ These are benefits and improvewere, it is true, benevolently instructed ments, my, reverend brethren, for by their proprietors,----but free schools which much gratitude is due. It is they had none. Christian baptisms
due to you who have laboured diliamong them were infrequent; pro. gently and judiciously in the work of miscuous concubinage was common; instruction committed to your hands; the bond of marriage was generally -it is due to the pious and zealous discouraged; and the admission of catechists and schoolmasters who have any of them to the sacrament of the acted under your directions;—it is due Lord's Supper was scarcely contem- to the influential people of the colony, plated.
who have co-operated with you in the "Such was the aspect of the church labours and gifts of charity ;-it is due of Bermuda at the period of my first to the noble associations of the Soacquaintance with it in the year 1821 ; cieties for Promoting Christian Knowand there certainly is no true lover of ledge, and for the Propagation of the his country, however in other respects Gospel, by whose munificence we laudator temporis acti, that does not have been so largely helped ;-and it rejoice in the alteration. I now leave is due, above all, to the blessed Disthe colony (not without a hope, God poser of events, who has made all permitting me, of soon revisiting it) things conspire and work together in with nine parish churches enlarged and the production of these happy results."
SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE. On June 10th, a Special Meeting the British empire; and that so soon was held (the Abp. of Canterbury in as a plan should be arranged to the the chair), when it was agreed to satisfaction of his Grace the Presiadopt the recommendation of the dent, the Treasurer should be directed Standing Committee: “ That the sum to pay the money." of 10,0001. be placed at the disposal It was also stated by the Bishop of of the Archbishops and Bishops of London, that the Society for the Prothe English Church, towards the en- pagation of the Gospel, and the Church dowment of the proposed bishoprice Missionary Society, had promised their in the colonies and dependencies of support to this desirable object.
NATIONAL SOCIETY. Tue Annual Meeting was held in the Gloucester and Bristol, Chichester, Central School, on May 27, the Abp. Lichfield, Salisbury, Norwich, Ripon, of Canterbury in the chair, when the Hereford ; the Earls Shaftesbury and children were examined. From the Brownlow; the Lords Kenyon, Ashley, Report it appears, that out of 204 suc- and Sandon ; Archdeacon Cambridge : cessful applicants for government aid, the Dean of Chichester; Rers. H. H. 169 have declined it, from their re- Norris, T.T.Walmsley, H. H. Milman, pugnancy to state inspection. To 159 J. Jennings, J. Sinclair; T. D. Acland, of these the National Society has ad- M.P. W. Cotton, W. Davies, A. Hamvanced, by way of loan, 16,7511.; mond, R. Twining, G. F. Mathison, 9,5591. have been expended in 125 S. F.Wood, and Joshua Watson, Esqrs. grants for building schools, by which Grants were made towards building provision has been made for 21,989 various Schools; some improvements children; and 2,8357. have been voted in the Society's accommodations were to complete 92 Schools.
considered ; several applications for In reference to the grand question of the office of Inspector were received, inspection, a letter has been addressed and the following advertisement for a by the Marquis of Lansdowne, as Principal agreed upon :President of the Council, to the Abp. “ The Committee of the National of Canterbury, as Primate and Metro- Society are about to select a Principal politan. The proposal on the part of for their training Institution. The government is, that the two Arch- appointment will be given to a clergybishops, each in his own province, man in Priest's Orders, A.M. of one shall have a veto on the appointment of the English Universities. His of Inspectors. The meetings of the emolument will be 500l. a year, with a Committee during this month, have house, and his duty that of superinbeen attended by the Abp. of Can- tending the education of young men, terbury, President; Abp. of York. preparing to become National SchoolThe Bps. of London, Durham, Win- masters." chester, Bangor, Rochester, Chester,
CHURCH BUILDING SOCIETY. A MEETING of the Committee was held Redbirth, Pembrokeshire :-rebuilding at St. Martin's Place, on Monday, the Chapel at Yatton, Much Marcle, June 15th.- Present, the Bp. of Win- Herefordshire :-enlarging the Church chester (in the chair); the Bps. of at Barkstone, Leicestershire ; at WatBangor, Chester, Gloucester and Bris- ton, Norfolk :-enlarging the Chapel at tol, Ely, Lichfield, Ripon, Salisbury, Chalford, Bisley, Gloucestershire :Norwich, and Hereford; the Earl of repewing the Church at Brick, NorthDartmouth, Lord Kenyon, the Dean amptonshire ; St. Martin's, Colchester; of Chichester; the Revs. Dr. D'Oyly, Stotfold, Bedfordshire; Horsell, SurDr. Spry, Dr. Shepherd, C. Benson, rey :-building galleries in the Church J. Jennings, T. Bowdler, and B. Har- at Carlton, Yorkshire. rison; W. E. Gladstone, M.P., Joshua The funds are now nearly exhausted; Watson, N. Connor, jun. and H. J. while the claims upon them are more Barchard, Esqrs.
numerous than ever. Within the last Among other business transacted, two months, fifty-three additional apGrants were voted towards building plications have been received; and a Church at Attleborough, Nuneaton, the Committee, unwilling to refuse asWarwickshire; at North Hill, Mathon, sistance, have resolved to continue Worcestershire :-building a Chapel at their grants of money ; in full conWorthing, Sussex; at Newtown, Cam- fidence that, when the circumstances of bridge ; at Collierley, Lanchester, the Society are more generally known, Durham; at Hebden, Linton, York- the donations and subscriptions from shire ; at Wharton, Polesworth, War- private liberality will enable them to wickshire :-rebuilding the Church at fulfil their engagements, and continue Stretford, Manchester, Lancashire; their course of usefulness and beneat Countesthorpe, Leicestershire; at ficence.
Adams, H. C. Magdalen Coll.
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Emlyn, Viscount, Christ Church.
Kildare, Marquis of, Christ Church.
Ward, G. A. W. Student of Christ Church.
Curties, Rev. T. C. St. John's Coll.
A Fellowship in Magdalen College, open to all graduates who are natives of Lincolnshire, will be filled up on St. James's Day.
Candidates are call on the President, on or before July 21, with a certificate of baptism and a written recommendation from their College.
R. Phillimore, E. V. Richards, W. Clayton, and F. Glynn, have been elected Students of Christ Church, from Winchester.
June 6. The following is the list of those who obtained University honours :(In Literis Humanioribus.)