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is as wide as their nation, and we estine. From all that has come to are not aware that any obstacle of the knowledge of the committee, this magnitude lies in the way of circu-resolution seems to be wisely taken.] lating among them as many Tracts

From the favorable representations as we please. It will probably be of Mr. Fisk, from Jerusalem and interesting to you to know what|Mount Lebanon, we have been inTracts we have printed, and for your duced to believe that a family may information we send the following|| reside in either of those places with list.

little hazard; Mr. and Mrs. Bird Tracts. Edition. Lang. Pages.

with their little son, and Mr. and Dairyman's Daugh

Mrs. Goodell, intend therefore to ter, 2d ed.

Greek 119 embrace the first opportunity to emNegro Servant,

do. Payson's Address to

bark either for Jaffa or Beirout, hopMariners

1000 do. 22|ing to meet Mr. Fisk, or find letters Short Prayers for e

there from him, from which they may very day in the week,

learn which is, on the whole, the more 500 do.

70 A Tract on Rerlemp

eligible situation at present Mount tion, by Dr Naudi, 500 do. 72 || Lebanon, or Jerusalem. We all feel Sixteen short Serm 1000 do.

that it is desirable to be in Palestine Progress of Sin, 1000 do. The Traveller and

as early as possible with any reasonYourself,

1000 do. 14 || able prospect of safety. Mr. Fisk Life & Martyrdom of John Baptist, 1000

expresses a wish to see us there, and

do. On Eternity, 2d ed. 1000 do.

16 a conviction that we may be safe. The Young Cotis.

with a family. 1000 pgs. do.

87 The Shepherd of

Letters from Palestine.
Salisbury Plain, 1000 do do.
William Kelley, 500 do, do.


We have already mentioned the Dairyman's Daugh- :

arrival of Messrs. Fisk and King at ter,

1000 do. Italian. 78 || Jerusalem, near the last of April, William Kelley, 500 do, do, Progress of Sin, 500 do. do.

16 They continued in that city and its Traveller and Your

vicinity till the 17th of June, when self,

500 do. do. 12 they left the city for a temporary Payson's Address to

Mr. Mariners, 2d ed. 500 do, do.

residence on Mount Lebanon.

Wolff remained at Jerusalem. At We have now in Press a Spelling- || Saide (Sidon) they had the happiness Book in Greek, which will make all of meeting with the Rev. Mr. Lewis, volume of about 160 pages of the

a missionary from the London Jew's same size as the Tracts we have sent Society. He came out with the Rev. you. This Spelling.Buok we printing for the Rev. S. S. Wilson, aries greatfully acknowledge. On the

are L, Way, whose kindness our missionof the London Missionary, Society, | 10th of July, they arrived at Beirout, for which he is to pay us the prime at the foot of Mount Lebanon. Mr. cost.' The edition is 1000, of which Fisk resided at the latest date, (Aug. we take 200. The work was compiled by Mr. W., and in our opinion in a house, which was formerly a

21,) at Antoora, on Mount Lebanon, is well adapted to promote the in- college for Jesuits, but was hired by terests of the Greeks. We hope the Mr. Way, for a Mission House, and

, Board will approve of this step. devoted to the use of such missiona

[From the following paragraph itries as might come to Palestine. Mr. appears that two of the brethren ex King was in a family at Derrel Kampected soon to leave Malta for Paler.


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[The following are brief notices || was broken and that blood which was from two letters of Mr. King, one to shed, for the remission of sins. S. V. S. Wilder, Esq. the other to [From the letter to Mrs. W. Mrs. W. who it will be remembered can make only one extract.] were generous patrons of Mr. King, Of all the places I have visited, while he was at Paris. The letter | Gethsamane and the Mount of 01. to Mr. W. is dated, Mount Calvary || ives, Bethlehem and the field of the May 7th 1823.]

Shepherds, Zion and the waters of “How shall I express

Siloah, delight me most. I would

to emotions I now feel within

also add Bethany, the town of Marbosom!

my The hour is come, about which we so

tha, Mary and Lazarus, whom Jesus

. often conversed in the garden of Nau- loved, and whom he used to visit: terre, and in the little consecrated Mount of Olives, which lies before

The sun shines brightly on the room at Paris. My feet now stand on that awful hill, where our dear me, and the swallows are Aitting Lord and Saviour poured out his soul

along by my windows; but alas! the unto death and finished the work of build their nests are now destroyed

beautiful place where they used to man's redemption! Here the arms

-“Even thine alters, O Lord of of everlasting love were extended on the cross, and here the meek and my King and my God.”' tender heart of the Son of God was

From the New Haven Religious Intelligences. pierced with a spear! Here flowed that precious blood in which our polluted souls must be cleansed or lost The Isle of Man is "nearly equifor ever!

distant from the coasts of England, I suffered much in the wilderness || Scotland, and Ireland.” Its length from scorching winds, which were

is about 30 miles, and its circumfersometimes indeed dreadful to bear, llence 70. Its population is 30,000. and also for want of pure water. All The island "contains 17 parishes or this, however, I as it were forgot the kirks and is under the ecclesiastical moment my feet entered within the jurisdiction of a Bishop, who is styllimits of Canaan. Thus will the soul ed Bishop of Sodor and Man." The redeemed from sin forget all the trials Home Missionary Society of Engof its earthly pilgrimage, as soon as

land inaintains one Missionary on the it enters the heavenly Canaan.

island, whose monthly report as

contained in the Magazine of the I arrived here with

dear breth-

Society for November is as follows: ren, Messrs. Fisk and Wolff, just one week before the passover which we || part of our Lord's vineyard, taken

The aspect of our affairs in this celebrated together on the anniversary || all together, is encouraging, and afof that sorrowful night, when our Lord | fords much reason for thankfulness. was betrayed into the hands of sin. Since the commencement of the misners, and when he agonized in the sion, two considerable Sabbath schools garden of Gethsemane.

have been established, and are rapWe partook of the sacrament in aidly improving. One commodious little

upper room on Mount Calvary,chapel has been built, and another, where I lodge. Some of the bread equally commodious has been fitted and wine which you presented me on up; and in each of these places, reparting at Paris and which I had pre- Ilgular and attentive congregations are, served till my arrival here, we used froin time to time, assembled. The as the emblems of that

body which gospel has also been introduced into

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Coptic Church. several villages, and the spirit of hear- | oppressed and persecuted the Jacobing, at first excited, has been contin-ites, and between these two parties ued, while many have acknowledged there was continual hostility and the themselves indebted for a change from most bitter hatred. When the Saradarkness to light, to the feeble instru- | cens, or followers of Mahomet, under mentality of your unworthy servant. Amru, invaded Egypt in 639, the I believe there are, at this moment, Copts, in order to be revenged on the numbers in the Isle of Man, who, || Greeks, joined the invaders, and asthroughout eternity, will have occa- sisted them to expel the Greeks from sion to adore the Great Head of the the country. The magnificent city church, for instigating his servants to of Alexandria was taken by Amru in establish the Home Missionary Soci-| 641, and the Mahometans have ever ety,

since subjected the Christians of E

gypt to every kind of exaction and THE COPTIC CHURCH,

oppression; and instead of the numerWe have collected from several ous and flourishing Christian societies writers the following sketch of the

that existed in that count in the Coptic Christians in Egypt, which may early, ages of the church, the whole be interesting to those who have read || population of native Christians does the journal of Messrs. Fisk and King not now exceed 100,000, including in Upper Egypt. The name of Copts with the Copts those of the Greek, is used to comprehend all the Christ- Latin and Armenian denominations. ians of Egypt who are Monophysites, The Copts reside chiefly in Upper Ei. e. those who maintain that there is gypt; they commonly speak the Arabut one nature in Christ. This doc- bic language, though they have the trine was first propagated in the year Scriptures and a liturgy in the Coptic. 448, by Eutyches, who held that the They have a patriarch whose jurisdicDivine nature in Christ so swallowed tion extends over Egypt, Nubia and up the human, that the latter could not Abyssinia. He is called the patriarch be distinguished; that he had nothing Next to him in dignity is the patriarch

of Alexandria, but resides at Cairo. of humanity but the appearance, doctrine was embraced by great num

of Jerusalem, who resides at Cairo, bers in Egypt, especially by the de- and visits Jerusalem only once a year. scendants of the ancient Egyptians, Below him are archpriests and deawho were in subjection to the Greeks cons, who are generally very poor and This occasioned a breach between the ignorant, The patriarch makes a short Coptic and Greek churches, which discourse to the priests once a year, continues to this day. In the

and the latter read homilies from the the Monophysites assassinated the pulpit on great festivals, but seldom Greek patriarch of Alexandria, and preach. They have seven sacraments, chose one for themselves; and from viz: Baptism, Eucharist, Confession, that time, there have been two patri- Ordination, Faith, Fasting, and Prayarchs, one of the Greeks, called ortho-er. In their worship which Mr. Jowdox, and one of the Copts, styled ett witnessed at Alexandria, the priest schismatics. In the sixth century, read the service in the Coptic which Jacobus Zanzales propagated the doc- the people did not understand; but trine of one nature in ma y countries portions of the gospels were afterwards of the East, and from him, the Copts read in Arabic, to which the people called themselves Jacobites. The

attentive. The women set Greeks, who held all the principal ci-apart from the men, as in the Greek vil and military dignities in Egypt|church. In the Greek churches there


year 477

were very


Prizes for Virtuous Actions.

7 are seldom any seats, but crutches vented from doing any thing for her are placed in one corner for the aged own support. Marie Cartier has perworshippers to rest upon. Mr. Jow- formed the same office of charity for ett witnessed the same practice in the the last 17 years, to a female, whose Coptic church. The Copts baptize house she entered a servant, but who the whole body of the infant, using has since fallen into frightful poverty: lukewarm water and holy oil. The The last, who is a portress, received N. E. Encyclopedia says, “circum- and supported into her house, a young cision is universally adopted in the woman from her own province, though Coptic Church, and is administered for the support of herself and family to both sexes.'

she has only 200 francs, or 8£ a year The Arabs constitute the greatest and was obliged to pledge her wearpart of the population of Egypt and ing apparel to perform this act of Syria, and the Arabic language is the charity. Each of these benevolent vernacular tongue in both countries. individuals have been rewarded 1000 Egypt once contained a population of francs and the notice of the French 7,000,000, but 2300 years of bondage Academy. have reduced the inhabitants' to about The first prize of the value of 1500 2,500,000. Nine-tenths of the coun-francs was decreed to Joseph Becard, try is a sandy desert, and only the an old clothesman, and the following Delta, in Lower Egypt, and the val- is the account that the Bishop of Herley of the Nile, in the higher parts,|| moplis gave of the invincible patience are of any value.--Hampshire Gaz. and numerous sacrifices which drew


him the award of Baron de PRIZES FOR VIRTUOUS ACTIONS. Montyou's bounty. This man, for

In the account of the sitting of the merly the servant of the Marquis of French Academy on the 25th ult. (St. Stinfort, who died at Arras at the Louis' day) we mentioned that live commencement of the revolution, had prizes, (the foundation of Baron de witnessed in the prison of that city Montyou) were awarded to five indi-during this disastrous period, the genviduals of the lower classes of society,

erous devotedness of Madame de for acts or habits of virtue. The task Chavilhac to her husband, who was of deciding in such a case is new, we

thrown into the same dungeon. Debelieve to any literary body, acting in prived of all support by the death of its corporate capacity; and probably her husband, in 1812, Madame de from this cause it may not be uninter-Chavilhac came to Paris to solicit payesting to announce on what individu- ment of some money which was due als, and what actions the choice of to him. She understood


little of the Academy fell. Four of these the French language, and not suc

are of a softer ceeding in the subject of her journey, The first is the wife of a water was reduced to the last degree of carrier, whose husband gains no more want, when she accidentally met Bethan 35 sous, or 16d a day; but on card, to whom, being of the same prothis, Dame Jacquemin received into vince, and speaking the same dialect, her house and supported a poor feslie communicated the account of her male neighbor, left destitute of bread distress. Becard was deeply affector refuge. Demoiselle Caillet, a milli- ||ed with her change of condition, and ner's girl, has, during 12 years, main- rendered her immediately all the, astained by her labor the mistress with sistance in his power, by selling for whom she served her apprenticeship, her at a profitable rate those articles and whom an incurable malady pre which she was obliged to dispose o o

virtuous persons



Remarkable Dream, or Vision of the Night.




small sum was soon exhausted; and|cribed to the Bishop who gave the the unhappy lady in despair, passed details.

(London Times. whole nights and days in tears, struggling to conceal the distress which op- From the New York Missionary Magazine. pressed her. Becard, being himself reduced to straits, endeavored to aid her with his feeble means; and as she was ashamed to inscribe her name at

Cambridge, Feb. 23, 1802. the board of charity, he placed his DEAR SIR, there in her stead, eating the coarse ENCLOSED I send


a remarkable bread for Madame de Chivilhac, who dream, or vision, had by a respectahad become blind from the excess of ble member of my congregation. I her afflictions. Nay, conquering his procured a copy of it from him soon natural feelings of shame, he even after he first revealed it to me, and submitted to beg alms in the street for though many have urged that it should her sake; and not succeeding in his be brought before the public eye thro? object by all the humiliations of his some proper medium, its publication, new calling, tried afterwards the trade for various reasons, has hitherto of an old clothes inan. About the end been delayed. He has had a delicacy of last December, this unfortunate on the subject, and I have had a wish women became ill, and Becard, after that not only the dream, but some going about during the day to gain a short account of his former life, and pittance for her support, watched her of those circumstances without which sick bed during the night on a chair. it would not be half so remarkable, It was only after three months' watch- might be given by himself, to lay being that he could be prevailed upon to fore the public. I have also been unaccept of a mattress from one of the der apprehensions, that by some who neighbors, resisting the offer so long are strangers to his character, it on the ground that he might thus fall might be attributed to enthusiasm, asleep while his patient required as- But, sir, be assured, he is of a very sistance. Ten days before her death, different turn of mind. Could his he in fact ceased to go out on his usu- | character be fully delineated, and al occupation. She died about the presented with the dream, I am sure middle of May last. Becard render-|| it would add peculiar weight; but ed her the last services of humanity, considerations of delicacy forbid. I accompanied her body to the grave, am therefore pursuaded, that the and carried to the Cure of the parish || dream and its effects, will not appear five francs which remained of the so remarkable to others, as those of us succor which that Cure had sent her who are best acquainted with all the for the purpose of obtaining prayers for concomitant circumstances. her soul,

Faithful to memory, he A short history of his life given by made with his own hands a small himself, to lay before the public, wooden cross, and placed it, where would have been desirable, but sentiher remains were interred. Such is ments of delicacy induce him to dethe course of action which has secur- || cline. I will therefore drop you a ed for this faithful friend of misfor-few general remarks. tune a good medal, and an hononable He is a man of about forty years of mention among assembled academi


and has hitherto moved in a rescians. If there is any romance in the pectable sphere of life, his fellow-citireturn of the five francs and the erec

zens having given public testimony, tion of the monument, it must be as

in some instances, of their contidence

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