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In the whole system of the Gospel, nothing is required but what is wholly reasonable, and, to a pious soul, exceedingly delightful; and nothing is forbidden which is not mean and despicable, and therefore, sooner or later, injurious both to ourselves and to others.
The same. The greater and more lively sense we have of the goodness of God towards us, the more we shall abhor ourselves, and thus be brought to repentance; nothing being more apt to melt us to tears of penitence, than the consideration of great and undeserved mercies bestowed on us. Archbp. Tillotson
Some fix their eyes so much upon the atonement of the Cross as to be blind to the example of it; others so much upon the example as to undervalue the atonement of it. It is a happy art, and the Christian's work, to gain the benefit of both. Adam.
Men judge of us by our actions, God by our motives.
The same. When we open ourselves to others, it is partially and hypocritically, with great tenderness to ourselves, with design to be admired and flattered by them, rather than counselled and advised. we do so to God more than we are aware of.
The same. If we took but the same care of our inward dispositions, from a sense of God's presence, as we do of our outward deportment before an earthly superior, we should soon be prepared for his most searching operations.
EXTRACTS FROM THE PUBLIC NEWS
PAPERS. Ar Hastings, a youth threw a quantity of lime into the face of a little boy, named Cobby, some of which entered the right eye, and in a few minutes destroyed the cornea, the iris, and the pupil of the organ of sight. Every method was immediately taken to lessen the irritating and burning effects of the lime,
Extracts from the Public Newspapers. 191 and to remove it by fomentations; but there is too much reason to believe the sight is irretrievably lost.
An inquest was held on the body of Catherine Chantler, who was found in the Rochdale canal, and was taken to the Houghton's Arms, where she almost immediately expired. It appeared that she had left the Moulders' Arms, where she had been drink. ing the greater part of the evening, about ten o'clock, and was soon afterwards found in the canal by a per son who heard her cries.--Manchester Gazette.
At Caher, a man named Dwyer, who lately belonged to the Constabulary, having left his musket loaded behind his chest, a young lad, whose name is Ryan, went into the bonse in his absence, and taking up the gun, began to examine it, when Dwyer's daughter, who was about sixteen years old, desired him to desist, at the same time telling him he knew nothing about it. He contradicted her, and threatened, in joke, to shoot her; and having presented the gun at the poor girl, it went off, and the contents penetrated her neck. Her death was almost instantaneous,
Sabbath.--The king of Bavaria bas just issued a Proclamation, by which the authorities and police are charged to watch that the solemnity of the Sabbath should not be profaned by tbe exercise of manual labour.-Morning Post,
A circular has been lately issued from the police office, Queensquare, Westminster, for enforcing the due observance of the Sabbath. It is announced as the determination of the Magistrates to punish all persons who wilsully expose their articles for sale upon the Sabbath-day, who cry goods in the streets, who suffer tippling in their houses, with the severity of the laws enacted for the purpose of preventing the profanation of Sunday, and enjoining their officers to apprehend and bring all such offonders before then.
A young woman, servant to Mr. Hailsham, a goldsmith, in St. Martin's-lane, wben going to bed, imprudently placed a candle so near the bed-curtains as to cause them to take fire, by which accident her own dress caught fire, and she was nearly burned to death. The bouse would in all probability bave been burnt down, bad not the fire been discovered by the watchman.
A boy named Glover, about 13 years of age, whose father is a leather stainer, was deplorably burnt, while amusing himself, with other lads, around a bontire, letting off fire-works, in a meadow near Worcester, to celebrate the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot. The imprudent and unfortunate youth had six ounces of gunpowder loose in his breeches pocket, which was set oo tire. The poor fellow, a mass of flames, rushed into the canal, from whence he was taken out burnt from head to foot.--Gloucester Herald.
Shortly after the death of the Duchess of York, the Duke saw one of the servants turning a miserable looking woman from the door. His Royal Highness asked who she was. The servant replied—" A beggar woman, a soldier's wife." The Duke looked at the servant with a reproving countenance, saying, "And
was not your mistress a soldier's wife?"_He ordered the poor woman to be called back, and relieved her himself.--Morning Post.
Vaccination. The following is a copy of the Annual Report of the National Vaccine Board to the Secretary of State for the Home Department, dated 17th February, 1827:To the Right Hon. ROBERT PEEL, Secretary of State for
the Home Department.. SIR_We continue to use all possible diligence in extending the knowledge of the best process for effectual Vaccinalion, and to supply the means, as well as to suggest the mode, of accomplishing this object.
From the quantity of Vaccine Lymph distributed since our last Report, and from the accounts of our Correspondents, we are led to presume that this practice is becoming daily more general ; and this inference is still further confirmed by the fact, that within the last twelve months only 503 deaths have occurred from Small Pox within the Bills of Mortality; whereas, in the preceding year, twelve hundred and ninety-nine persons are recorded as having fallen ictims to that loathsume disease. The whole of this difference ought not perhaps, in.can. dour, to be attributed to the influence of Vaccination for the Small Pox, during the year 1825, assumed a peculiarly malignant character; and there were more instances of that distem. per occurring twice in the same individual, than had ever been reported to us before. But when we reflect, tbat, before the introduction of Vaccination, the average number of deaths from Smallz pox, within the Bills of Mortality, was annually about 4000, no stronger argument can reasonably be demanded in favour of the value of this important discovery, Nor can any more striking proof be given of the paternal care of Government, to protect the people at home and abroad from this destructive disease, than the establisbment and maintenance of this Board. (Signed, &c.)-London Paper.
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. We have received the communications of M.; A Kensington Schoolmaster; W. W. C; A Well Wisher; Albanus; M. M.; E. E.; L. L.; D. G. E.; R. W. W; Spinensis; together with a tract from Bangor.
We are much obliged to Albanus for his hint, and we shall take it into consideration. The task is of no small difficulty. The printing of the letter of Albanus, and asking the contriba. tions of our Correspondents, on the subject which he points ont, would open a door for a controversy, which we are particularly anxious to avoid. We are, however, fully aware of the evil complained of.
R. W. W. will find a letter directed to him at Messrs. Rivinglons, in Waterloo-Place.
Cottager's Monthly Visitor.
Remarks on the Forty-seventh Chapter of Genesis, from the thirteenth verse to the end; and on the
Forty-eighth Chapter. The latter part of the forty-seventh chapter of Genesis, shews us the wise management of Joseph, in providing, at the same time, for the future comfort of the people of Egypt, and the advantage of the king.-Let me remind my readers to take the Bible and find the chapter, before they proceed to read my remarks.]
V. 13, 14. The famine had now lasted some years; and the state of the people is here described as very distressing :-there was no bread," the famine was “ very sore,” the land “ fainted," and all the money was now “gathered up;" so that they knew not what to do.—You, my poor friends, often suffer; and anxious thoughts may often arise in your minds about the means of getting through winter and hard times, when work is scarce, and wants are greatest.-But you are not forgotten. God raised up Joseph, and endued him with wisdom; and he can raise up friends, and means of living, for you, in your distress :-not a sparrow falls to the ground without Him, and “ye are of more value than many sparrows."
V. 15—24. The Egyptians well knew where to seek relief-Pharaoh had commanded long before, “Go unto Joseph, what he saith unto you do:" and NO. 5.VOL. VII.
by this time they had felt the wisdom of his arrangements; for they owed it to his prudence, that the corn of the years of plenty had been laid up, instead of being wasted, and that much of it still remained to nourish them; though, till he directed them, they knew not how to get it. You see, then, how he managed :-the first year after their money failed, he took their cattle in exchange for corn: afterwards their land, field after field, till the whole country became the king's property. Here, you will say, was zeal for Pharaoh's interest, but where was his kindness to the people? Did he take advantage of their wants, to reduce them all to beggary? -By no means :-a good governor thinks of the comfort of the subjects, as well as of adding to the wealth of the ruler. He gave them seed-corn, and restored their lands on condition of their paying a fifth part of the produce to Pharaoh; which was the rent he had a right to claim ever after, as owner of the land. They owed it to Joseph that they still lived to possess and enjoy any thing—this they
" thou hast saved our lives :”-and it was but fair that the king, to whose wise choice of a governor they were indebted for all,' should be a gainer in the end.-We are apt to think little about the blessings of good laws and good governors, and to repine at the expence needful for the support of government. You hear people complain of the taxes ; you hear that some of the necessaries of life are so dear, because the excise on them is heavy; and you sometimes think it hard, perhaps; not considering, that, without the money thus raised, those who put the laws in force, could not live; and if it was nobody's business to enforce the laws, crimes would not be punished, property would not be safe, nor could we sleep quietly in our beds; the weak would fall a prey to the strong, and all would be confusion and disorder. Some grievances there may be, in the present state of things—they must