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rary palliative of individual distress; yet, in In the press : The Life of Bossuet, Bishop looking into so many cases of complicated and of Meaux, by C. Butler, Esq.;~The Life of extreme misery, many must occur, in which the Rev. T. Lindsey, by the Rev. T. Bel. some immediate relief will be indispensably sham;-An improved edition of the Rev. W. requisite." Contributions, therefore, will be Bennet's Essay on the Gospel Dispensa- received, and tickets may be had, at the tion ;-and A new 8vo. edition of the entire office, and at Mr. Hatchard's, No. 190, Pic. Works of Dr. Watts.
cadilly, in parcels of ten, twenty, thirty, &c. Preparing for the press: A Catalogue at the price of three-pence each, to be disRaisonnel of the early printed Books in the tributed to beggars, and serve as directions Library of the Earl of Spencer, with Notes, and tickets of admission to the office. No Fac-siuiles, &c. by the Rev. T. F. Dibdin, beggar to be admitted at the office without a in 2 vols. super royal 8vo., price to Sub- ticket, and each beggar, 90 admitted, to rescribers five Guineas ;-A Review of the ceive the value of the ticket at least. Financial Operations of the Court of Brazil, The Chancellor's iwo gold medals, for the since its Establishment in South America ;
best proficients in classical learning amongst A Translation of Michaelis's work on the the coinmencing Bachelors of Arts, at CamMosaic Law.
bridge, have been adjudged to Mr. T. S.
Gussett, of Trinity College, a scholar on Lord An office has been opened at No. 23, Ar- Craven's foundation, and Mr. C. Neal, of tillery Place, Westminster, under the super- St. John's, the senior wrangler. intendence of Matthew Martin, Esq. the Mr. Bullock has re-opened his Museum in primary object of which is, to obtain infor- Piccadilly, for the advancement of the mation on the causes, nature, aud extent, of science of Natural History, under the title Mendicity, with a view to the introduction of of the London Museum, in a style of maga plan, for the suppression of beggary, the nificence which has added an ornament 10 diminution of parish burthens, and the relief the metropolis. In most departments, the of the poor, on more favourable terms to the subjects have been doubled in number; the public.“ But though, (says Mr. Martin), specimens are choice, in the highest possible the object of the inquiry be, professedly and preservation, and are arranged according to primarily, the acquisition of information on the Linnean system. They consist of about the causes and extent of the evil, with a 15,000 species of qnadrupeds, birds, reptiles, view to the adoption of a regular and per. fishes, insects, corals, &c. collected during manent plan, for general relief of the ob- twenty years of unwearied exertion, and at jects, and ine eventual suppression of beg- an expense exceeding 30,0001. gary, rather than to furnish a mere tempo
LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.
Lectures upon Portions of the Old Testa: Answer to Ward's Errala of the Protestant ment, intended to illustrate Jewish History." Bible. By the Rev. Mr. Grier. 4to. 15s. By the Rev. Mr. Hill. 8vo. 12s. fine paper, 21s.
Reports of the General Meeting at York Vindication of Churchmen, who become for the Purpose of forming an Auxiliary So. Members of the British and Foreign Bible ciety in Support of the British and Foreign Society. By the Rev. J. Otter. 1s. Bible Society. 1s. Ord.
Twelve Sermons on various Subjects. By Glory of Israel: a Serinon. By J. Colthe Rev. Dr. Stokes. 8vo. 10s. 6d.
lyer. 1s. 6d. Observations on select Places of the Old Heaven's Alarm, or the World and the Testament. By the Rev. J. Vansittart. 5s. Latter Sign : in Two Sermons, preached at
The Bishop of Chichester's Sermon beiore Boston, New England. By W. Mather, the House of Lords, Feb. 5, 1812.
1 s. 6d. Scripture History, or a brief Account of Prayers for private Families. By II. the Old and New Testament. 12ruo. 3s. Wortlington. is.
History of Dissenters, from the Revolme A Defence of Modern Calvinism; contion in 1688 to the Year 1808. Vol. IV, triping an Examination of the Bishop of Sve, 135,
Lincoln's Work, entitled a Refutation ci
Calvinism. By E. Williams, D. D. 8vo. the Church, in which the Divine Right of 123.
Episcopacy is maintained. 4s. Village Sermons. By the Rev. G. Bur- The Sermons of Dr. Edwin Sandys, forder, vol. IV. 12me. 2s. fine paper, 8vo. 3s. merly Archbishop of York; with a Life of
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A Treatise on the Government, &c. of cashire. 8vo. 15s.
STATEMENT OF THE POPULATION OF THE SEVERAL COUNTIES OF
GREAT BRITAIN IN THE YEAR 1811.
Bedford. 33,171 37,042 70,213 Anglesey 17,467 19,625
$7,092 Berks 57,360 60,917 118,277 Brecon
18,522 19,228 37,750 Buckingham 56,208 61,442 117,650 Cardigan 23,793} 26,539 50,332 Cambridge. 50,756 50,353 101,109 Carmartben 36,080 41,137 77,217 Chester.. 110,844 116,190 227,031 Carnarvon.. 23,241 25,778 49,019 Cornwall 103,310 113,357| 216,667 Denbigh 31,1291 33,111 64,240 Cumberland 63,433 70,311 133,744 Flint
22,712) 23,806 46,518 Derby
91,4941 93,993 185,487 Glamorgan 39,378 41,890 81,268 Devon 179,553 203,755 383,308 Merioneth.. 14,308 16,616
30,924 Dorset 57,717 66,976 12-1,693 Montgomery! 24,760 25,846 50,606 Durham. 84,777 95,028 179,805 Pembroke 27,433 33,162 60,613 Essex . 124,839 127,631 252,473 Radnor .... 10,571 11,228 21,799 Gloucester .. 129,546 148,990 278,536 Hereford 46,404 47,669 94,073 Totals.... 289,414 317,966 607,380 Hertford 55,023 56,631 111,654 Huntingdon 20,402 21,806 42.208
SCOTLAND. Kent .. 181,925 188,960 370,885 Aberdeen 60,973) 75,9301 136,903 Lancaster 394,104 434,205 828,309 Argyll 40,675 44,9101 85,585 Leicester 73,366 77,053 150,419 Ayr
48,506 55,448 103,954 Lincoln.... 109,707 112,844 292,551 Banff
14,911 19,199 34,100 Middlesex.. 433,036 517,006 950,042 Berwick 14,466 16,313 30,779 Monmouth 25,715 25,559 51,274 Bute
5,545 6,488 12,033 Norfolk... 138,076 153,906 291,982 Caithness 10,608 12,811 23,419 Northampt. 68,279 73,074 141,353 Clackmanan 5,715 6,295 12,010 Northumber. 80,385) 91,776 17 2,161 Dumbarton. 11,569 19,820 24,189 Nottingham 79,057 83,843 162,900 Dumfries 29,347 33,613 62,960 Oxford 59,140 60,064 119,204 Edinburgh
64,903 83,541 148,444 Rutland 7,951 8,449 16,380
Elgin.. 12,401 15,707 28,108 Salop.... 96,038 98,662 194,700 Fife
45,968 55,304 101,272 Somerset 141,449 161,731 303,181
48,151 59,113 107,264 Southamptn. 118,434 126,913 245,347 Haddington 14,232 16,932 31,164 Stafford 148,758 147,765 296 523
Inverness 35,749 42,666 78,415 Suffolk 111,866 122,033 233,899 Kincardine 12,580) 14,859 27,439 Surrey. 151,811 172,044) 323,851 Kinross .. 3,466 3,779 7,245 Sussex
93,7751 93,470 189,245 Kirkcudbrig. 15,7881 17,896 33,684 Warwick 104,487 114,406 218.893 Lanark 88,688 103,064 191,752 Westmorlan. 22,902) 23,084) 45,980 Linlithgow..
8,87+ 10,577 19,451 Wilts... 91,560 102,268 193,828 Nairn.
3,530 4,721 8,251 Worcester. 78,261 82,740 161,001 Ork.&Shetla 20,151 26,002 46,153 York, ¡E. R. 81,205 86,148 167,353 Peebles ... 4,846 5,089) 9,935 N. RI
77,505 80,699) 158 204 Perth.. 61,0341 71,059 135,093 W. R. 321,651 331,351 653,002 Renfrew
41,960 50,636 92,596
Ross & Crom. 27,640 33,2131 60,853 Totals.... 4,555,257 4,944,143 9,499,400 Roxburgl . 17,113 20,1171 37,230
2,750 3,1391 5,889
Stirling 27,745 30,429 58,174 For a Summary of the whole, see our
Sutherland .. 10,488 13,141 23,629
Wigtown... 12,205 14,686 26,891 Number for February
Totals.... 825,377 979,487|1,804,864
BASTISK AND FOREIGN BIBLL SOCIETY.
dispatched a letter (which was read to the On the 6th instant, the British and Foreign meeting), wherein his lordship expressed his Bible Society held its Eighth Anniversary at regret at being conspelled to retire
, and the Freemason's Hall. The attendance was so
more so because it had been his intention to nomerous, that the Hall was filled almost im. dent. Mr. Wilberforce, after adverting to
nove the resolation of thanks to the presimediately after the doors were opened; and the suddenness with which the duty of makmany hundreds, among whom we regret to say were the Earl of Hardwicke, and several ing that motion had devolved on him, de members of Parliament, and other gentle.
livered a speech which would deserve to be men, were unable to obtain admission. At classed with the happiest of his effusions on 12 o'clock, Lord Teignmouth, the president, ed the noble president on being the centre of
any preceding anniversary. He complimentopened the business of the day by reading the largest religious circle which the world the Eighth Report; which, from the variety had ever witnessed. “Little did your lordand importance of the facts it enumerated, ship expect," said Mr.W., “ when and the very animated and impressive sen
you retiments with wbich it concluded, may justly
turned to your native country, to enjoy that be considered the most interesting and valu
case and retirement which your public la. able of those compilations for which the bours in so arduous a government had earn. Society is indebted to the able, pious, and ed, that so high and useful a destination was indefatigable exertions of its trulý Christian reserved for you as that to which your lordpresident
. His lordslip baving broaght it to ship has been called." Mr. W. then proa close, delivered a brief and impressive ad ceeded to descant, with his usual eloquence dress; and proceeded to read a letter from
and feeling, on the scene which he now had the Bishop of Durham, wherein that excel the satisfaction to witness, contrasting it lent prelate expressed his deep regret at
with the stormy and tumultuous scenes iu being prevented, by the state of liis health, which so great a part of his time is spent. at so advanced a period of life, from attend.
He seemed to have entered a higher region, ing the meeting of a society in which he took and to have left the clouds and storms of so cordial an interest, and desired that a
this lower world beneath him. The institudraft for 501. might be accepted as his proxy: those beautiful lines of Goldsmith :
tion appeared to him very aptly described in The Bishop of Kildare, a vice-president of the society, then inoved, that the Report As some tall cliff, that lifts its awful forma, should be adopted and printed. The Bishop Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the prefaced this motion by an admirable speech, storm; in which he stated the want and accept- Tho'round its breast the rolling clouds are ability of the Scriptures, according to the spread, authorised version, not only among the Pro- Eternal sunshine settles on its head. testants, but also among very many of the Roinan Catholics in Ireland, and spoke in
The Bishop of Cloyne seconded the mo. terms of high cominendation of the exertions tion. made by the Hibernian Bible Society of
The Rev. Dr. Winter, in moving the thanks Dublin to meet the exigency. The Bishop to the vice-presidents, delivered a judicious asserted, that the ignorance which prevailed and candid speech, in which he described, in in that country on the subject of religion was very appropriate terms, the happy union of not to be conceived, that the doctrines of the Christian parties which this society exhibit. Reformation were utterly unknown in many ed. Lord Calthorpe and Sir Thomas Baring, parts of it. His lordship then described, in in severally seconding this and a preceding a very feeling inanner, the recent accession motion, delivered their sentiinents briefis, of a Professor of Maynooth to the Protestant but in a very feeling and impressive manner. Established Church ; and concluded by an The Bishop of Meath, a vice-president, affecting appeal on behalf of a people who moved the thanks to the Committee, in a needed so greally the assistance of the Sóc speech of great energy. His lordship conciety, and were so prepared to profit by it. curred with the Bishop of Kildare in repre
The Earl of Hardwicke, having been pre- senting the state of Ireland as deeply needvented by the crowd from entering the Hall, ing the benefit which it was in the power of Christ. OBSERY. No. 125.
this society to impart. The Bishop remarked, tions, she would have the means of extensive that only the skirts of that cloud charged usefulness, and be a source of happiness to with fertilizing showers, to which the noble - the world. If, on the contrary, her conpresident had compared this benevolent so- nection with other nations should be destroy. ciety, had yet extended to Ireland. His ed, if she should experience such a reverse lordship expressed the waridest satisfaction as to cut off the means of her commercial at witnessing so numerous a meeting, united wealth and greatness, she would have within thus cordially and ardently on an object herself those resources which would sustain of so much importance, and assured them her under calamity, and wake national adthat he should endeavour to impart a similar versity contribute to her improvement. impression to the clergy of that diocese The Bishop of Salisbury expressed the which constituted the sphere of his labours. cordial satisfaction with wbich he took a sharc
The Right Hon. N. Vansittart, M. P. se- in the duties of this interesting occasion; conded the motion of thanks to the Com- and moved the thanks of the meeting to the mittee in a speech distinguished by his cus- Synod of Glasgow, and the several Synods, tomary candour, ability, and discrimination. Presbyteries, &c., in North Britain, for their He bore the strongest testimony, from his liberal contributions and support. This moown personal experience, to the industry and tion was seconded by the Rev.T.White, M.A. harmony of the Committee, and the uni. Henry Thornton, Esq., M. P. then came formity with which, merging all peculiarities forward, and moved thanks to the seveof religious sentiment, they pursued the great ral Auxiliary Societies, &c. In doing this ubject of their appointment.
be entered into a detailed and very judici. The thanks to the Treasurer were moved ous consideration of the advantages arising by C. Grant, Esq. M. P. and seconded by both to the funds and operations of the inT. Babington, Esq. M. P. in a short but per- stitution from the establishment of Auxili. tinent speech, delivered under the incon- ary Societies. He appealed to the prodigiveuieuce of a cold which almost suppressed ous item in the cash account of 24,8131. his utterance.
is. 10d. furnished by Auxiliary Societies The Bishop of Norwich then rose, and ' alone, in justificatiou of his statement; and moved the thanks to the Secretaries. His after explaining, in a variety of ways, the Jordship stated, that he could bear his tes- solid and permanent benefits connected with timony to their zeal; and proceeded to ex- this system of localization, concluded a very patiate on their services, to which himself able, luminous, and highly satisfactory had been witness, with that simplicity, feel- specchi, by representing the several Auxiliivg, and liberality, by which he is so much ary Societies as possessing claims to the distinguished.
warmest gratitude of the meeting. Mr. Steinkoptf, in returning thanks, ad- Lord Gambier then rose, and moved the dressed the meeting briefly with that Chris. thanks to the Corresponding Committee in tian pathos which characterise all his ad- Bengal. In doing this, his lordship apoladresses.
gised for liis inability to support the motion Dr. Brunmark, (Chaplain to the Swedish as it deserved. The profession of arms, bis Embassy) then caine forward, and after ap- lordship observed, was not farourable to pealing, as a reigner, to the indulgence of habits of public speaking. He did, however, the audience, delivered a very sensible, pious, consider it a great honour to perform the and impressive address. He particularized lowest office in this society: and, therefore, the services which the Society had rendered trusting that bis feelings would be accepted by promoting the printing of the Scriptures as an atonement for the deficiency of his ex. in the Swedish, Laponese, and Finnish lan- pression, he should satisfy himself with simply guages; and described the value of these offering the resolution which he held in his services, and the gratitude with which they hand to their adoption. C. Grant, Esq., were felt, in a most interesting manner. M. P., seconded the motion.
The Rev. Mr. Haghes followed, and offer- The Rev.Joho Townsend (of Bermondsey). ed his thanks to the meeting on behalf of in moving the thanks to those gentlemen himself and his colleagues, to whom he was who had contributed books to the library, not more united in office and in labour, than delivered a very candid and pleasing address. in respect and affection. Mr. Hughes closed He was followed by the Rev. Mr. Simeon (of an excellent address by glancing at the ad. Cambridge), who adverted with much feel. vantages which would result from this society ing to those labourers in the East, Messrs. to Britain, whatever might be her destination. Martyn and Thomason, who had commenced If she wore to remain the abitress of as their pastoral duties in the service of his own church, and whom he regarded with the af. we scarcely think we assume too much in fection of a brother.
claiming for an association so employed and The Bishop of Norwich having moved the supported, the contributions, the co-operathanks to Lord Teignmouth, for his Lord- tion, and the prayers of those who are sin. ' ship's conduct in the chair, Mr. Owen came cerely desirous that all men should be forward, and closed the business of the day saved, and come to the knowledge of the by an animated address. He congratulated truth." the meeting on the services which had been The following is a brief abstract of the rendered this day to the cause of the Society, Report of the Committee which was read on by Irish and English prelates, by the den this occasion : fenders of our country (alluding to Lord The success which has attended the exere Gainbier), and (pointing to Messrs. Vansit- tions of the Society has been established in tart, Wilberforce, and H. Thornton) by the the former Reports. The Report of proenlighteners and liberators of mankind. Mr. ceedings during the eighth year of its existe O. then called upon the meeting to take a ence will prove not less gratifying. view of the Society in reference to the agents
I. EUROPE. which it had called into employnient, the 1. Finland.--It appears that the number various scenes in which it was acting its dig- of persons who speak the Finnish language is wified part, and the objects on which its kind. not less than 1,300,000, and that the various ness was extended. The direct advantage of editions of the Scriptures printed in it have this society was, he said, scarcely greater never been adequate to their supply. No than the contingent benefit which resulted edition either of the Old or New Testament indirectly from it. While civil polity and has been published for the last thirty years ; social happiness were ultimately pronoted, and scarcely a single perfect copy of the it was impossible not to see and admire in former is to be purchased, On the ground what degree religion profited by the infla- of this information, the printing of the Fin. ence of such an association. The corre- nish Scriptures has been encouraged by a spondence which it elicited, and the testi- grant of 5001. The result has been, that the monies which it collected from every part of Governor General, and the Bishop of Fin. the world, were so many depositions from land, have most cordially approved the mea. independent and concurring witnesses to the sure ; and that the Emperor of Russia, in truth, the power, and the excellence of Chris. testimony of his approbation, added to the tianity. After a train of remarks, illustra- Society's grant the sam of 5000 rubles from tive of these positions, Mr. O. concluded, by his own privy purse.“ Thus," to adopt the urging the members to take encouragement words of the Bishop of Finland, “ in the from the triumplis which they had witnessed Lord's name, a foundation is laid for a work, this day. * Be ye steadfast,” said Mr. O. from which religion in geueral, and the Fin" unmoveable-always abounding in this nish Church in particular, will, by the help work of the Lord: forasmuch as ye know of God, derive a certain and lasting advan. that your labour has not been, is not, nor tage.” A society has been formed in Finever will be, in vain--o the Lord.”
land, on the suggestion of the Committee, for Thas terminated the eighth anniversary of the continued circulation of the Holy Scripthis great institution. The multitude, amounting to between 2 and 3000 (and which would, 2. Lapland.-The Laponese Testament, had there been space, have amounted to ale stated in former Reports to have been print. most double the number) were literally of one ing under the superiutendence of Bishop heart and one mind. Never did the counte. Nordin, is now completed; and 2500 copies nances of men indicate more visibly the strong have been sent into Swedish Lapland. feelings of joy aud affection. So perfectly The Royal Chancery of Stockholm bas adhad the great subject absorbed all subordinate dressed a letter to the Committee of the considerations, that not an expression drop- Stockholm Society, expressing the satisfacped from any speaker which betrayed a con- tion of the King with the exertions made troversial feeling. A stranger to what has for improving the religious knowledge of the appeared in print would have supposed that Swedish Laplanders, The Russian govern. in this institution of pure and vast benevo- ment has issued a proclamation authorising lence there is (as we trust there soon will be) the importation of the Laponese New Testabut one opinion and one feeling throughout ments into Russian Lapland. Measures: the British empire, and the Christian world. have been adopted for the distribution of And when the substance of the Report which 1000 copies in Danish Lapland. we are about to give, shall have been read, The disposition manifested by the Russian