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heart, anda setting the “affections on things above;" it is an inward principle, so fed, indeed, and nourished by religious exercises and ordinances, that it constantly requires their aid. Thus, though a mere attendance on outward worship is not sufficient, yet we may truly believe, that if these duties were generally observed, and if sabbaths were always properly kept--a right principle going with us during our public worship--the very best effects would be produced in our hearts, and the greatest benefit to all mankind. We ought then regularly to frequent the worship of God in his public assemblies; devoutly join in the prayers of the Church, and hear God's holy word both read and preached, with a desire to profit by it. In private, we ought to enlarge our ordinary devotions, to improve our knowledge by reading and meditating upon divine subjects, to instruct our children and families in the way of the Lord : and, whilst we converse with our friends and neighbours, we might season our discourse with prudent and profitable hints for the advancement of piety, and not profane the day with idle and unholy conversation/" from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh."
J. W. B.
KINDNESS OF ARABIANS TO THEIR CAMELS.
Travellers in Egypt and Arabia ride on camels. They and their families are conveyed in deep panniers or baskets, placed on each side and balanced, where they all lie at their ease, and sleep in perfect safety. The long strides of the camels, with the sickening rock of the baskets to and fro, and the objects they contain, have a ludicrous appearance. These beasts of burden are of great importance in such a country as the East. They are gentle and docile, unless provoked by severity of treatment. When
struck at, or when they are being loaded very heavily, they make a disagreeable howlor yell, expressive of
Little provision satisfies them; their labour and patience are almost beyond belief. As the camel is doomed to travel over the parched desert, Providence has furnished him with a power of laying in that quantity of water within himself which will supply his wants for several days. Those who sit on the back of the camel, at a see-saw motion, are not very pleasantly situated. The common pace of this stately animal may be calculated at little more than two miles an hour; one cause is, the kind of sauntering pace that it usually takes, and its being disposed to halt and nibble at every appearance of the barest plant or blade which it may happen to notice. The camel can, however, trot at the rate of twelve miles an hour. Such is the attention and anxiety for the comforts of it on the part of the Arab, that he always supplies its wants before he attends to his own.
Why sitt'st thou by that ruined hall,
Thou aged carl, so stern and grey ?
Or ponder how it pass'd away?
So long enjoyed, so oft misused-
Desired, neglected, and abused!
Man and his marvels pass away;
Are founded, tlourishi, and decay.
While in my glass the sand-grains shiver,
EXTRACTS FROM THE PUBLIC NEWSPAPERS, &c.
The enormous size of the largest of the Egyptian pyra mids may be better conceived by comparing it with objects with which we are familiar. Its base forms a square of six hundred feet, or an area the size of Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, and its point is nearly a third higher than the top of the cross of St. Paul's.— Bath Paper.
Prize Fighting.–At Kingston Assizes, Mr. Justice Burroughs strongly remarked on the unlawfulness of prize-fighting, and on the duty of Magistrates to repress it. It was well known, he said, that pitched battles were generally made up in public houses. Magistrates ought not to renew the licence of any publican who allowed of this. There was also another course to be pursued. The combatants," said the learned Judge, "assault each other; you have the power of indicting each of them for such assault. I would also advise indictments against the seconds, or any other parties of whom it can be ascertained that they were aiding and assisting in the breach of the peace. If you should have one witness before you, who shall prove to your satisfaction that the parties were present, the Grand Jury will be justified in finding a true bill. That true bill will bring the parties before us, and we shall then see, whether their arms or the arm of the law be the strongest.--St. James's Chronicle.
Fighting.-The charge of Judge Burroughs to the Grand Jury of Surry, has produced a great effect, and the Magistrates of both Surry and Bucks have given notice that they will not suffer fighting in their jurisdiction.-Morning Post.
Saturday, a Coroner's Inquest was held at the Plough Inn, Tottenham, on the body of a fine little boy, seven years old,
Extracts from the Public Newspapers. 95 who had been killed by one of the Enfield stages. It appear. ed by the evidence that the child was crossing the road, as the coach was driving on at a brisk rate : the coachman pulled op as soon as he could, but both the wheels had passed over the child's head, and crushed it. Verdict- Accidental Death deodand, 53. The Coroner stated, that the practice of racing, by the stage coaches on that road, was become alarmingly dangerous, and if ever death ensued from the fault of a driver, he would recommend the Jury to find a verdict for the capital offence.
Fire.-A distressing fire lately occurred near Barnstaple, which totally destroyed the habitations of two labouring men. It was caused by a little girl lighting a match, in the absence of her mother. This set fire to her clothes; then she ran into a place where there was straw, which took fire, and was the cause of the destruction of the houses: and what is worst of all, the poor child herself was burned to death.-Bath Paper.
At the meeting of the Bath and West of England Society, for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Arts, Manufacture and Commerce, there was much interesting discussion. It appeared that the price of land was much improving. Some specimens of Apples, the produce of seedlings, were exhibited by Mr. Sparkes of Weston, which specimens were thought worthy of a prize.
Irrigation. - Jacob Keevil, a Thatcher, sent a model of a machine for throwing water over land, which did him much credit.
Weighing Machine.-Admiral Buller exhibited a Weighing Machine, which attracted much attention.
Window Sashes.- Mr. G. Critchlow, carpenter, of Bath, exbibited an improved window sash, which might be taken out to be cleaned; its object is to prevent the necessity of re. sorting to the present very dangerous mode of cleaning win. dows by standing on the ledge on the outside.
A Road Roller, upon an improved construction, by Messrs.. Wingrove, was exbibited, and thought worthy of a prize.
An improved method of shoeing oxen, excited much interest; the oxeu need not be thrown down, and the shoeing could be performed in fifteen minutes,
Sir J.C. Hippesley produced some drawings for labourers cottages, calculated to increase the comfort of the inhabitants. Instead of the inconvenience of having to mount a narrow staircase, which in cases of sickness or accidents is serious, the plan proposed was to have the sleeping rooms on the ground floor. The plan of the cottages exhibited had a sit. ting room, two bed rooms, and a convenient pantry ;-on the outside might be erected any additional convenience. The entrance of each had the advantage of a portico or viranda, which offered much occasional convenience to the
Four bonnets, made by Mrs. Martin of English grass, were exhibited, and one from rye straw. Much was said of the value of salt manure.
- Bath Paper. Thomas Savage lately underwent the fatal sentence of the law at Huntingdon. A short time before his execution, he made a full confession of the crime for wbich he was about to suffer, to the Rev. Mr. Brown, the Chaplain of the Prison. His crime was setting fire to some premises. After the rope was adjusted, the unhappy man addressed the people. He confessed the justice of his sentence and exhorted them to keep away from Ale-houses, and to attend some place of worship every Sunday, for it was bad company, and breaking the Sabbath, that led him to a bad course of life.-St. James's Chronicle.
Radishes. It is said that Radishes boiled and eaten like Sparrow-grass (Asparagus) make an excelleut dish.-Bath Paper.
Useful Invention. Much curiosity was lately excited by a gentleman on horseback passing along the Strand, from whose feet streams of light glcamed forth, and showed the pavement and other objects for several yards round as clearly as in the day time. He stopped at our office, and we found, on examination, that the light proceeded from lamps of his own invention, one of which was fixed under each stirrup, which, having three sides darkened, sent forth a blaze of light towards the front, which was prevented by the rider's feet from rising to dazzle his eyes, but fell on the ground with such power as to shew every holc and obstacle, and make it as safe to ride in the darkest night as in the brightest noon. The lamps are supplied with common oil, and so well managed, that the light is not in the least affected by the motion of the horse.--Morning Post.
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. We have received the communication of X.; Z.; Y. N.; T. W. P.; M. S. H.; L. L.; J. M. T.; D. D.; N. C. T.; T-a.; U. Y.; and A Constant Reader-and some letters of good, but quite opposite, advice.
We are afraid of promising any of our Correspondents a place for every montii, as we should, on some occasions, find it impossible to keep'our word.
U, Y.'s Article for January was sent to the Printer, but was returned, with some others, for want of room. This obliges us to leave out the whole for the year. Is U. Y. aware that she has sent us two sets, from February to May ?
We shall be glad to hear from 7-a.