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sequent poverty which prevails, the

collections were not expected to be Chester.-On Monday, the 5th of large. But, even under these inauspiApril, 1819, a Missionary Meeting was cious circumstances, the readiness maheld at the Methodist Chapel, in the nifested by the people, to assist in city of Chester, when a large and truly sending the Gospel to the heathen, respectable company met together. produced a pleasing effect, while their The business of the day was intro- united exertions more than equalled duced by public service at half-past the success that had been anticipated. ten. At two, a concourse of people It appears from the statements given again assembled. On this occasion, in several of these meetings, that, geseveral excellent speeches were deli-nerally speaking, the Methodist Misvered, and a detailed account was sions throughout the world are in a given of the Missions, interspersed flourishing condition. But few excepwith lively anecdotes, and some sin- tions to the contrary appeared. În gular narratives, which rendered the the West Indies, the prejudices that meeting highly interesting. The day had been entertained, seem evidently was concluded with public service. on the decline. Hence in many places, On each occasion a collection was from the sobriety and good behaviour made for the support of the Missions ; of the pious negroes, the planters have which, together with the sums collected found an interest in promoting the on the preceding day, amounted to Missionary instruction of their other upwards of £123.

slaves. In nearly all these meetings, Liverpool.-- On the morning of Tues- the views of the speakers were prinday the 6th, at eleven o'clock, a Mis-cipally turned towards those parts of sionary Meeting was held in Bruns- the Eastern hemisphere, in which the wick Chapel, Liverpool. This spa- exertions of the Missionaries have not cious place was soon filled with a been obstructed by legal impediments. very respectable assembly, and many Hence Ceylon presents an interesting interesting speeches were delivered. scene; and the successes which have Among the speakers, were two minis- appeared, seem correspondent to the ters of different denominations, who favourable circumstances under which expressed their sentiments in a truly the efforts to establish the Gospel have Christian spirit, deprecating the per- been made. nicious effects of bigotry, party interest and feeling, and signifying their ardent desires that the principles A CURIOUS DISCOVERY RELATIVE TO of the Gospel might be disseminated among the heathen. The day con- PROFESSOR MALACHARME, of Pavia, cluded with public service. On these who has long employed himself on the occasions, and on the preceding sab- comparative anatomy of the Brain, has bath, the collections in all the chapels found the corpus callosum and pineal amounted to upwards of £200. gland in several birds.

One discovery Warrington. A Missionary Meet- of importance he has made: this reing held at Warrington, on Good lates to the structure of the Brain, and Friday, was numerously and respect- its influence on the intellectual faculably attended. Much interest was ties. The laminæ of the Brain he has evidently excited by the statements observed to vary in number from 600 which were given. Persons of various to 780; but in the brain of an idiot, denominations mixed in the congre- he discovered only 324; and in that of gations;

and their satisfaction was a dumb person, only 362. Hence he attested by their readiness to assist in infers, that the extent of the intellecthe general contributions. The sum tual faculties is proportionate to the collected, far exceeded the expectation number of laminæ in the Brain. Mr. that had been entertained.

C. Bonnet, of Geneva, whose correIn Manchester, and in several other spondence with the Professor on this large towns, similar meetings have ject is published, admitting the been held ; and in all, the influence of premises, denies the conclusion; and a Missionary spirit has been decidedly supposes, that the number of laminæ conspicuous. In some few places, in the Brain is increased by the exerthrough the stagnation of trade, the cise of the intellectual faculties. scarcity of employment, and the con

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were destitute of the means of educa- | volving with such velocity, literally tion. You may rest assured that this unsupported, and hanging upon nothing, is the most direct way to christianize Dherma Rama exclaimed, “I now this important and valuable island, believe, what I never could before bewhich not only from its situation, but lieve or comprehend: I see, I see that on many other accounts, will ever be the earth is round; that it continues a grand key to continental India. Of to turn round, and that it stands upon these schools, the grand patron and nothing !” I had at that time said benevolent supporter, Sir Alexander nothing on the subject: but his good Johnston, is now in England; ask him sense, from the principles before him, concerning their necessity and import- led him to form the analogy, and make ance: no man can feel for Ceylon the deduction. This was to them both, more than he does; and no man has another proof of the being and governlaboured more to promote the highest ment of an all-wise and all-powerful interests of that people. His zeal, in God. this respect, is unbounded; let us light “I have proceeded to a great length our tapers at his lamp.

with this letter; and can only be jus“ Before I conclude, I will mention tified by the importance of the subanother circumstance relative to our ject. Praying for the prosperity of priests, which though apparently sim- Zion, and the salvation of the whole ple in itself, has led to some important lost world, results. It is well known that in the

“I am, your's truly, Budhoo, and indeed Brahminical sys

ADAM CLARKE." tem of philosophy, the earth is a vastly [Copied from the Wesleyan Missionary Notices.] extended plain, ever at rest, and immoveable; founded on an equal extent of waters, and these upon air, The following Acrostics on the Names of which is itself either infinite, or found these Priests, are intended to speak the preed on nothing ! Over this prejudice, sent language of their hearts. which has more serious consequences than you can well imagine, our poor Drawn by the lure of God's anbounded love, priests could neither leap nor climb. Heaven's joys I seek; the kingdom from above. A simple circumstance, the other day; Erroneous paths henceforth I'll cease to tread; has quite dissolved the fabric, and nearly annihilated this Cingalese world. Religion's hopes to find in Christ their head: My son educates some young gentle- My superstitious vanities abjure, men :-previously to the vacation, I And seek the God of gods, my ills to cure. gave them some lectures, and, among Refind delusions can no longer please, the rest, one on Magnetism. While

And Budhoo's priest falls down at Jesu's describing the nature, properties, and

knees. — action of the magnetic fluid, and illus

Mantras and Tantrus* vanish! splendid lies ! trating the doctrines laid down by experiments, the priests were greatly de

And Ceylon's mists give place to purer skies! lighted: a new world seemed

literally My country, parents, gods, I too forsake ; to be opened to their view. They understand some little of our doctrine of Urg'd by Christ's love, to Christ my offerings gravitation, by which we endeavour to make. explain so many phenomena. The fly- No more shall heathen rites my soul engross; ing of the steel filings to the magnet, Heaven's light has shone, and points me to the and there adhering in an erect posture,

cross: surprised and confounded them. The I seek the Saviour who has died for ALL; course of the magnetic fluid, together with the attractive and repulsive influ

Renounce my errors at his gracious call, ence of the poles of the same magnet,

And dauntless cross the raging trackless flow did not less surprise them; but when To find redemption in th' atonins I set the spinner in very quick motion, His life, His light and presented to it the end of a magnetized steel bar, by which it was instantly attracted, because suspended, Now and turned round its own axis with

A great velocity, they were fixed with wonder. To see such a substance re

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sequent poverty which prevails, the

collections were not expected to be Chester.–On Monday, the 5th of large. But, even under these inauspiApril, 1819, a Missionary Meeting was cious circumstances, the readiness maheld at the Methodist Chapel, in the nifested by the people, to assist in city of Chester, when a large and truly sending the Gospel to the heathen, respectable company met together. produced a pleasing effect, while their The business of the day was intro- united exertions more than equalled duced by public service at half-past the success that had been anticipated. ten. At two, a concourse of people It appears from the statements given again assembled.

On this occasion, in several of these meetings, that, geseveral excellent speeches were deli-nerally speaking, the Methodist Misvered, and a detailed account was sions throughout the world are in a given of the Missions, interspersed flourishing condition. But few excepwith lively anecdotes, and some sin- tions to the contrary appeared. In gular narratives, which rendered the the West Indies, the prejudices that meeting highly interesting. The day had been entertained, seem evidently was concluded with public service. on the decline. Hence in many places, On each occasion a collection was from the sobriety and good behaviour made for the support of the Missions; of the pious negroes, the planters have which, together with the sums collected found an interest in promoting the on the preceding day, amounted to Missionary instruction of their other upwards of £123.

slaves. In nearly all these meetings, Liverpool.—On the morning of Tues- the views of the speakers were prinday the 6th, at eleven o'clock, a Mis-cipally turned towards those parts of sionary Meeting was held in Bruns- the Eastern hemisphere, in which the wick Chapel, Liverpool. This spa- exertions of the Missionaries have not cious place was soon filled with a been obstructed by legal impediments. very respectable assembly, and many Hence Ceylon presents an interesting interesting speeches were delivered. scene; and the successes which have Among the speakers, were two minis- appeared, seem correspondent to the ters of different denominations, who favourable circumstances under which expressed their sentiments in a truly the efforts to estab he Gospel have Christian spirit, deprecating the per- been made. nicious effects of bigotry, party interest and feeling, and signifying their ardent desires that the principles A CURIOUS DISCOVERY RELATIVE TO of the Gospel might be disseminated among the heathen. The day con- PROFESSOR MALACHARME, of Pavia, cluded with public service. On these who has long employed himself on the occasions, and on the preceding sab- comparative anatomy of the Brain, has bath, the collections in all the chapels found the corpus callosum and pineal amounted to upwards of £200. gland in several birds.

One discovery Warrington.—A Missionary Meet- of importance he has made: this reing held at Warrington, on Good lates to the structure of the Brain, and Friday, was numerously and respect- its influence on the intellectual faculably attended. Much interest was ties. The lamina of the Brain he has evidently excited by the statements observed to vary in number from 600 which were given. Persons of various to 780; but in the brain of an idiot, denominations mixed in the congre- he discovered only 324; and in that of gations; and their satisfaction was a dumb person, only 362. Hence he attested by their readiness to assist in infers, that the extent of the intellecthe general contributions. The sum tual faculties is proportionate to the collected, far exceeded the expectation number of laminæ in the Braiņ. Mr. that had been entertained.

C. Bonnet, of Geneva, whose correIn Manchester, and in several other spondence with the Professor on this large towns, similar meetings have subject is published, admitting the been held; and in all, the influence of premises, denies the conclusion; and a Missionary spirit has been decidedly supposes, that the number of laminæ conspicuous. In some few places, in the Brain is increased by the exerthrough the stagnation of trade, the cise of the intellectual faculties. scarcity of employment, and the con

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Explanation and References to the Patent Perpetual Stream Pump, invented by

B. Smythe, Vauxhall-Road, Liverpool. A the crank or handle, by which the can have any length of stroke that whole is put in motion. It may be may be required, and the same numfixed upon any of the ends a a a a, and ber of cranks may be made to work any another crank or handle upon the op- number of pumps, with no other addiposite side or end of the same crank. tional machinery, hut lengthening and bbbb are the open parts of the con- supporting the connecting rods, and necting rods, wherein the sheaves or putting an additional spear and sheave small wheels on the top of each spear for each pump. The great superiority traverse backward and forward, during of those pumps, is in the almost uneach revolution of the cranks. cccc limited length of stroke, and number are the open parts of the four spears, of pumps that may be worked by the each of which is furnished with two same machinery, with the least exsheaves, the one on the top, as before- pense of power. The length of stroke mentioned, and the other in this open in a pump, has been so little attended part, through which, and the sides of to by the generality of mechanics, that the pump-frame, the bolt d passes, in this property of the pump may not be order to keep each spear in a direct particularly noticed : it is therefore perpendicular position, during the necessary to state, that every time the whole of each revolution. By means clapper or valve of a pump-box falls, of the above-mentioned sheaves in the it carries back with it a quantity of connecting rods, and spear of each water equal to the diameter of the pump, the perpetual Stream Pumps valve; therefore, if we can have a

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twelve-inch stroke, with the same ease

THE CHARACTER OF OUR LORD. as a six-inch stroke, we save a valve full of water at each stroke, and so on The character of our blessed Lord, in proportion to the length of the taken from a book, entitled Les Préstroke. And since this Patent Pump jugés detruits, -- " Prejudices destroycan have any length of stroke, without ed,”—by J. M. Lequinia, Member of any additional friction, it must raise the National Convention of France, more water than any other pump, and a professed Atheist. with greater ease. This peculiar pro- Chap. 26. Of Jesus Christ. perty of these pumps has been so

“ He called himself the Son of God: clearly demonstrated on board of the vessels that have hitherto used them, Who among mortals dare to say the as to astonish every person who has was not? He always displayed virtue; beheld them at work, on seeing the he always spoke according to the dicincredible weight of water raised by tates of reason; he always preached up the strength of two men.

wisdom; he sincerely loved all men, and wished to do good even to his persecu-. tors; he developed all the principles of

moral equality, and of the purest paTO THE EDITOR OF THE IMPERIAL

triotism; he met danger undismayed;

he described the hard-heartedness of Sir, Dublin, April 5, 1819.

the rich; he attacked the pride of Should the two following Articles kings; he dared to resist, eyen in the be judged proper to fill a place in your face of tyrants ; he despised glory and Magazine, they are at your service. fortune; he was sober; he solaced

AMICUS. the indigent; he taught the unfortunate Melancthon records a very dreadful how to suffer; he sustained weakness; example of God's righteous judgment he fortified decay; he consoled misforupon a company of profane wretches, tune; he knew how to shed tears with who, in a tragedy, intended to repre- those that wept; he taught men to subsent the Death of Christ upon the jugate their passions, to think, to reCross. In this blasphemous exhibi- flect, to love one another, and to live tion, he that acted the soldier's part, happily together; he was hated by the instead of piercing with his spear a powerful, whom he offended by his bladder full of blood, concealed under teaching; and persecuted by the wickthe garment of the man who personated ed, whom he unmasked; and he died Christ, wounded him to death. The under the indignation of that blind dying man, in falling down, killed an- and deceived multitude, for whose other, who, in disguise, acted the part good he had always lived.” of the woman that stood wailing under the Cross. The brother of him who was first slain, slew the murderer who

ON THE STATURE OF MAN. acted the soldier's part; and, for slaying him, he was hanged, by order of May we not safely conclude, from the

names of various measures now in use, justice.

that such measures were originally

correspondent to sizes much larger than THE PRICE OF A BIBLE IN 1274.

our own? In the year 1274, the price of a smalt For example: an inch is expressed Bible, neatly written, was £30; which in most European languages by a word sum, no doubt, was equal to £200 of signifying a thumb; and consequently our money. A good Bible may now informs us, of the common breadth of be had for two or three shillings. It an ancient thumb; as, de pede Hercuis said that the building of two arches lem: thus we may say, de pollice Gerof London Bridge cost only £25; manicum. A palm expresses the standwhich is £5 less than a copy of the ard measure of six inches. Hence we Bible, many years afterwards. Of may suppose, that a palm of the ancient what incalculable value is the art of Germans was generally speaking, about Printing! We have the pleasure of an inch and a half broader than most seeing its beneficial effects more widely of the modern. The smaller ell, (which extended than ever, by Sunday Schools, seems to be a contraction of EllenBible Societies, and Christian Mis- bagen, that is, an elbow,) is equal to sionaries,

a cubit; and describes an extent from

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