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by Mr. Joseph Dixon for transferring mainder, Divinity bore a large propofi
THE DRAMA.--Sir E. L. Bulwer has
been for some time past busily engaged bank bills, engravings. &c., may be oblained in an incredibly brief space of Theatre. It is expected to be produ.
ced in July time. in Boston, Mr. Dixon furnished Gamirnor Everett with a new copy of Another Play from the pen of some leaves of old works in less than Leigd Hunt is spoken of as likely to tifteen minutes from the time they were, be forthcoming at the Garden, in the put into his hands. After Guvernur, course of the suoner.-Knowles re.. Everett and other gentlemen present mains quiei, but it is rumoured that had examined it, they gave bini a writ, be is not idle: we trust it may prove ten document expressive of their satis.: correct, for re look upon every firsh faction and almiration; and, before emanation from the pen of this poet, thes hail ceased examining the first of nature as a' benefit to the buman work, copies of their own written approval were put into their hands. The
A Tagedy from the pen of Mr. celerity and exactness of the work are
Tulfouri, the author of ion and the truly remarkable. A bank bill was trans. fé:rid by Mr. Dison, in presence of Athenian Captice, we prosluced at the the officers of a bank, with so much Haymarket in May, but with inditie. di leliig and precision that the very sign inferior to his other productions.
rent success. . It is said to be greatly ers of the bill coludi not tell the dif. ference betwern tbe copies and the ori. ROYAL Asiatic Society, Feb. 1.ginal. It is due to Mr. Dixon to state, A paper on the site and ruins of the that he hus obtained a patent for the ancient town of Tummana Nouera, in procesz by which bank bilis can be Ceylon; by Simon Casio Chiur Esq. protected from his own invention, should was rrall. The discovery of this town it ever fall into the hands of rogues. is interesting from its
from The importance of this discovery is no which undoubtedly arose the appellaDjang, interior to that of the Daguer- tion given to Cerlon by the Greeks. reotyine, of which we have heard so much and Romans, Tapprobane Toniana is within the last year.- New York Mirror, a corruption of Tumbopain copper.. TEV PERANCE Society. On the 1st of soil. These ruins bear a close re
colored derived for the color of the May, the groat' Cork Totul Abstinence
semblance to the Druidical remains S cieti, of which Father Mathew is the President, ori bered no fewer than
own country. The city ap1,2192.624 meinbers: there are enrolled pears to bave been founded about 6co.
B. c. by Wejaya, the conqueror.
March 21st:- The Secretary read a'
merce of Ceylon, by Johu (apper Esq. tarily encaged to abstain for all in
The chier articles treatud 01 toxicating drinks.
Cinnamon, Coffee, Cocoanuts, and L’ROGRESS of PrBLICATION IN Lor Sugar. Coffee and Oil are D48.-11) 1839 nearly 3,000 works,' principal items in the Exports of Ceywithout including Pamphlets, were pub. lon; the former is produced of a much lished. On Agriculture and Domestic fine quality owing to the improveEconomy 17, Annud Pictorial books ments in the mode of culture intro12.
Architecture 33, Atlasses and duced by Europeans; the latter, from Mimpis 12, Piography 8, Dialects 4, the high price it fetches at home, hay Dravije 13, Engineering 23, Geology been most estensively manufactured, 12, fi 'neral Guide books and Local and the rocoana:'free' is being planted History 52, Do. for Ireland 5, Do. in every direction. There is no doubt for Scotland 7, Railways 16, Law 93, that Ceylon could supply Great Bri dlathematics and Brok-keeping 27, tain with Oil suffiient for all her Medicine Surgery and Chemistry 100, wants,
all the trees left for Kansal History 76, Painting 7, Tran fruit. The Sugar cane factions of Societies 16. of the re- recent introduction into the Island,
þat such as had been grown had ous countries places and natural on vielded Sugar in quantity and óf & jects in the world— By J. R. M'C'ul, quality sufficient to encourage the lock.-A Topographical Dictionary of most sanguine hopes. A report given England and Wales-Fourth Edition, by competent judges upon the speci. en arged and revised - By B. P. Cap. men of Coiloe and Sugar sent home per.-- Ingliston- By Grace Webster:--by Mr. Capper, was read which stated I'he Letters of Horace Walpole. - The
datter though not first rate Poems of Schiller explained- By E. was decidedly of fine quality.
Bach.-Three vears residence in Ca. LITERARY NOVELTIES.-Eleren years
nada - By F. R. Prescoll.- Peter Paul in Ceslon. — By Major Forbes 78th Rubens, His Life and Genius. From Regl. 2 Vols. The Hope of the World the German of Dr. Waagen-By R. and other Poems- By C. Mackuy;-
H. Nocl.-The Morea – By A. B.
:- Letters from under a Bridge Manners and ('nstons of the New
and Poems - By N. P. Willis.- Mę. Zealanders— By S. Polack.-The Countess-By 1. S. Fay. - The Widow moirs of Beethoven-By A. Schindler. Married, a 'sequel to Widow Barnaby Morgan.- Precepts and Practice-By
--Woman and her Master-By Lady -By Frances Trollope.--Camp and Quarters, or Scenes and Impressions
Theodore Hook. The 'Colonial Maga. of Military Life - By Major J. Patzine-Edited by Montgomery Martin terson. - A Dictionary, Geographical,
-The Civil Engineer's Magazine, Statistical and Historical of the vari.
A CONFESSION OF Fath.--I believe one nature, and to one particular of that nothiņg is without beginning but his creaturés; that so, in the person God; no nature, no matter, no spirit, of the mediator, the true ladder might but one only, and the same God. be fixed, whereby God migbt descend That God, as he is eternally almigh- to his creatures, and his ty, only wise, only good in his na. might ascend to God; so that God, ture; so he is eternally Father, Son, by the reconcilement of the Mediator, and Spirit in persons.
turning his countenance towards his I believe that God is so holy, pure èreatures (though not in equal light and jealous, as it is impossible for and degree) made way unto the dishiin to be pleased in any creature, pensation of his most holy and secret though the work of his own hands; will;' whereby some of his creatures 80 that neither angel, man, nor world, might stand, and keep their state; could stand, or can stand; one mo. others might possibly fall and be res. ment in his eyes, without beholding tored; and others might fall and not the same in the face of a mediator'; be restored to their estate, but yet and therefore, that before him, with remain in being, though under wrath whom all things are present, the Lamb and corruption; all with respect to of God was slain before all worlds; the Mediator; which is the great mys. without which eternal counsel of his, tery, and perfect centre of all God's it was impossible for him to have ways with his creatures; aud unto descended to any work of creation; which, all his other works and won. but he should have enjoyed the bless- ders do but serve and reter. ed and individual Society of three persons In Godhead for ever.
But that, out of his eternal and That atthe first, the soul of infinite goodness and love, purposing was not produced by lit aven or earth, to become a creator, and to commu but was breathed immediately from nicate to his creatures, he ordaived in GOD; so that the ways and proceed. his eterual counsel, that one person ings of God with spirits, are not inof the godbead should be united to cluded in nature; that is, in the lawa
of bearen and earth; but are
ceren ons ; a cornerstone ed to the law of his secret will and the separation beiween Jew and Gen. grace: wherein God worketh still, and tile; an intercessor for the Church ; resteth not from the work of redemp- a Lord of Nature in his miracles; tion, as he resteth from the work of conqueror of death and the power of creation ; but continueth working till durkuess in his resurrection; and that the end of the world : what time that he fulfilled the whole counsel of God; work also shall be accomplished; and performing all his sacred offices, and an eternal sabbath shall ensure. Like anointing carth ; accomplished wise, that whensoever God doth trans
work of the redumption cend the law of nature by miracles, and restitution of man, do (which may ever seen as new crea: superior to the Angels ; (whereas the ons) he never cometh to that point or state of man by creation was interior) pass, but in regard of the work of redemp- and reconciled and established all things tion, which is the greater, and wherrto according 1o the eternal will ofthe Fathir. all God's signs and miracles do refer.
That God created man in his own That there is an universal or Ca. image, in a reasonable Soul, in iono. tholic Church of lion, dispersed over cency, in free-will, and in Sovereignty: the face of the earth, which is ('n kist's that he gave him a Law and a Com. spouse, and Christ's body; being gamandment,' which was in his power thered of the fathers of the old world, to keep, but he kept it not: that of the Church of ine Jews, of įhe spiman made a total defection from God, rits of the faithful dissolved, and the presuming to imagine, that' the com- spirits of the faithful militant, and of mandments and prohibitions of God, the names yet to be born, which are were not the rules of good and evil; already written in the book of Life. but that good and evil had their own principles and beginnings, and lusted I believe that the Souls of such after the knowledge of those imagined as die in the Lori, are blessed, and beginnings ; to the end, to depend no rest from their labors, and enjoy the more upon God's will. revealed, but sight of God; yet so as they are in upon himself and his own light, as a expectation of a farther revelation of God; than the which there could not their glory in the last day. At which be a sin more opposite to the whole time all flesh of van shall arise and Law of God: that yet, nevertheless, be changed, and skall appear anů rethis great sin was not originally mov- ceive froin Jesus CHRIST his eternal ed by the malica of man, but was judgement; and the glory of the saints insinuated by the suggestion and in, skyll then be full; and the hipglom stigation of the devil,, who was the shall be given up to God the Father; first defected creature, and fell of from which time all things sball con. malice, and not by temptation.
tinue for cser in that being and state That upon the fal of man, death which then they shall receive : so there and vanity entered by the justice of are three tinues (if times they may be God; and the image of God in man called) or parts of eternity. The first, was defaced; and heaven and earth, the time before begiunings, when the which were made for man's use, were Godhead was only, without the being subdued to corruption by his fall; of any creature: the second, the time but then that instantly, and without of the mystery, which continueth from intermission of time, after the word the creation to the cissolution of the of God's Law, became through the world; and the third, the time of fall of man, frustrate as to obedience, the rerelation of the sons of God; there succeeded the greater word of which time is the last, and is erer. the promise, that the righteousness of lasting without change. - Lord Bacon, God might be wrought by faith.
A MOUNTAIN SKIRMISH.-- All at ouce
numerous lights gleunied through the That JESUS, the LOÂD, became in dense foliage on the mountain-up wiih. the flesh a sacrificer, and sacrifice for a fiery redness, (prophetic of the ap-, sin; a 'satisfaction and price to the proaching struggle,) which was justice of God; a meriter of glory followed hy 'à crash of cannon fear. and the Kingdom; a pattern of all fully reverberating from valley to mounrighteousness; a preacher of the word tain, from glen to hill.“ Urus ! Urus! which himself was; in finisher of the the Russians! the Russians !" burst
once from immense multitudes; a quarter, pot that boy is! TO and in jew minutes : several him a settin' down on the door step drvuts, on their foairing steeds, gal pretending to drink out of it, and fetch. Joped down the dizzy lieight. The Cir. ing a lon, breath artervards, and snok. 04 siaus, withvut waiting to hold a ing a bit of firewood and sayin' Now I'm Council of war, instantly galloped forth grandfather -- to see him a doin' that o the assistance of their comrades, at two year old is better than any
to the valley of the Zepies, and play as wos ever wrote, "Now I'm others to the pass of the Bakan, where grandfather!' He wouldn't take a pint it was ascertained that the combat had pot if you was to make him a present commenced, leaving, however, a strong on it, but he gets his quarter and body of veterans to guard every ap
then he says
Nov l'ra grandfather.' proach to their villages in case of sur. Mr. Weller was so overpowered by prise.
this picture that he straightway fell into a gust alarming fit of coughing, which must certainly have been at:
tended with some fatal result but for At length the Russian columns were seen advancing, cautiously unl steal.
the dexterity and promptitude of Sam, thily, preceded by their light howit
who taking a firm grasp of the shawl zers transported on the backs of hor just under his father's chin shook him
to and fro 'with great violence, at the Bes, while a party of crossacks scoured
same time administering some the sides of the hills, in order to
blows between his shoulders. By this prevent the possibility of the main
curious mode of treatinent Mr. Weller body of the army being taken by şur
was finally recovered but with a very prise; then, again, owing to the nar
crimson face and in a state of great Ir wness of the gorge an. its serpen
exhaustion. tine windings, they
“ He'll do now Sam," said Mr. from vielv, when suddenlyon doub. ling a curve they came in front of Pickwick who had been in some alarm
himself. their hitherto invisible
who had converted every
“ He'll do sis !" cried Sam looking
jutting cras, shrub, and tree, into an arubuscade, will do ove these durs-be'll do
reproachfully at his parent,“ Yes, he and were now waiting, in breathless
for his-self and then he'll wish ho anxiety, to deal a piece-meal destruction on the hosts of their enemy, who hadnt: Did any body ever see sich a could not amount to less than between
inconsiderate old tile,-laughing into convulsions afore company,
and five and six thousand, The formida
if he'd brought ble circassian dagger and flight of ing on the floor as
his arrows silently despatched such of the
own carpet yith him and
der unlucky cossacks as came within grasp
& wager to punch the pattern out of tl eir lurking foes; and before the
in a given time?. He'll begin again in
a minute. Thera-he's a goin' off-I army were made sensible of the vici.
said he would !' nity of so much danger, they were a sailed with
In fact, Mr. Weller, whose mind was a shower of bullets and arrows, accompanied with one of still running upon his precocious grandthe terrific
son, was seen to shake his head from war whoops ever uttered by an enemy, more resembling like an earthquake, below the surface,
side i side, while & laugh, . working the rell of furies than the war cry of mortal men.--Spencer's Travels in Wes produced various extraordinary appear:
ances in his face, chest, and shoulders, tern Cercasus
the more alarming because unaccomMR. WELLER AND LIvs GRANDSON, panied by any noise whatever. These " That 'ere Tony is the blessedest emotions, however, gradually subsided bor "-said Mr. Weller, heedless of and alter three or four relapses ho this rebuff, “the blesse lest boy as wiped his cyes with the culf of his ever I seu in my days! of all the coat, and looked about him with tolerable charmin'st infants as ever I heeril composure.- Master Humphrey's Clock. tell on, includin' them as wos kivered over hy the robin redbreasts arter they'd MR. WELLER'S OPINION OF RAILcommitted suicide with blackberries, WAYS.-“ [ consider" said Mr. Wel. there never wos any like that 'ere lit- ler, " that the rail is unconstitutional ble Tony. He's always a playin' vitb and an inwader o privileges, and !
should wery much like to know what honour and dignity o' travellin', Fera that ere old Carter as once stood up can that be without a coachmat : apd for our liberties, and wun'em tno-I wot's the rail to sich coachman and should like to know wot he would say guards as is sometimes forced to go if he wos alire, now, to Englishmen by it, but a outrage and a insult ? being locked up with widers, or with As to the pace, wot sort o' pace do anyirody, again their wills. Wot a you think 1, Tony Veller,.conid have old Carter would have said, a old Coach- kept a. coach goin' al for fire hundred man may say, and I assert that in thousand pound a wile, paid in ad: that pint o view alone, the rail is an wance ufore the couch was on the inwader. As to the comfort, vere's the road? And as to the ingein-a nasty comfort o'sittin' in a harm cheer an wheezin', creaking, casping, puffin, bus, Jookin' at Brick walis or heaps o' uud, tin,' monster, alvay's out o'breath, never comin' io a public house, never vith a shiney green and gold back seein' a glass o' ale. nerer goin' throuh like a unpleasant beetle in that ere a pike; never meetin: a change' o' no gis magnifier- as to the ingeiu as is kind (horses or othervice), but alsays alvays a pourin' ont red hot coals at comin' to a place, ven you come to right, and bls.ck smoke in the day, one at all, the wery picture of the the sensiblest thing it does in my opilast, with the same p'leesemen stand. nion is, vel. there's somethin' in the ing about, the same blessed old bell far and it sets up that ere frightful a ringin', the same unfort'nate people scream sick seems to say “ Now here's standing bebind the bars, a waitin' to two hundred and forty passengers in be let in ; and everythin' the same ex- the wery greatesi extremity o dauger, cept the name, vich is wrote up in the and here's their two hundred and forty same sized letters as the last
screams in yun! "- Ibid and with the same colors. As to the
Extracts from Periodicals.
In the fifteenth century (the era of the book of Prayers to the Virgin-the invention of the art) the brief, “Brerier, from Breviary,-'Canon;' from
or writers who lived by their the Carons of the Church—'St. Augusmanuscripts, seeing that their occupa. tin,' fron that Father's writings having tion was about to be superseded, boidly been first printed in that sized type, attributed the invention to the devil, &c. &c. and, building on this töundation, men How reluctantly, however, the old were warned from using diabolical books prejudice was parted with, even by the
written by victims devoted to hell,' classes most interested in the advance.. The monks in particular were its ir ment of the new device, may be in vrterate opposers; and the Vicar of terred from Shukspeare's transcript of Croydon, as if he had foreseen the Re- the chronicle in which Jack Care, tha formation whiclı it subsequently effected, Radical spouter o his day, is made to truly enough exclaime:l in a
exclaim against Lord Say, Thou hast preached by him at St. Paul's Cross. most traitorously corrupted the youth of * We must root ont printing, or printing the realm in erecting a granimar-school; will root us out! Nevertheless, the and wheroas, before, our forefathers had men of the old school were soon com- no other books but the score and taily, pelled to alopt the novelty thus hate. thou hast caused printing to be used; ful: in fact, many of the present numes aud contrary to the king, his crown, and of our type have been derived from dignity, thou hast built a papermill!' their having been first employed in the Before the invention of printing alprinting of Romsish prayers : for instance, most the wholo berd of mankind
Pica,' from the service of the Mass. were in a state of moral degradation, termed Pica or Pie, from the glariug nearly equal to that which we havo contrast between the black and white thus described; for, although various on its page-Primer,' from Primarius, manuscripts existed, yet the expense