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the object of their singing is too of- are a delightful part of family worten lost from their minds. The ship : especially are they delightful praise of Jehovah degenerates into on the Sabbath ; and all families something little better than a mere to whom God has given voices to exhibition of skill in musical perfor- sing his praise, should esteem it a mances.
privilege to exercise so valuable a Singing, we are aware, is already gift.
customary exercise in Sunday The little work which we have Schools. As many as happen to noticed in this article is happily be qualified, both teachers and adapted to promote the object we scholars, are wont to join in the are recommending. Of this the performance. But these, we be- name of the author is itself a lieve, constitute in most instances pledge. The book is divided into but a minority of the members. two parts,—the first of which treats There are many whose voices of the “rudiments of music.” The might be tuned to harmony that subject is so simplified that it may are suffered to be mute. These be soon mastered by the youthful should be instructed and brought pupil. The second part comprises forward, and to do this is surely a number of tunes, with a very consonant with the object of that happy selection of about thirty or excellent institution. If sacred mu- forty psalms and hymns. The sic were here judiciously and sys- tunes are simple, chaste, and clastematically cultivated, not only sical ; and we think the author has would the Sabbath School be ren- done well in giving only the treble dered a place of still more delight- and bass. Two parts are better fulinterest than it now posesses, but than four, for the youthful voices of large numbers would be gradually a Sabbath School: they will be less prepared to contribute to the praises embarrassing to the pupil, and will of the great congregation. And since be sung with a more simple effect. the Sunday School is not now regar- The author suggests, that for the ded—as formerly it was by some- purpose of instructing the pupils, as designed only for the benefit of at first, some evening in th: week, the poorer elasses, but is filled with or some other season, be specially the children of the most respectable set apart. Perhaps it were better, families, it might be hoped that the if practicable, that they should be Sabbath choir might not be left to taught at their homes. By practisbe made up exclusively from the ing alone' with their teacher they humbler classes of society. This will soon be able to accompany a is frequently the case, particularly larger number, and it is desirable, in large towns, and we fear it is a if possible, to avoid those mirthful great sin in God's house. How and often desecrating associations many young ladies are there, who which are unavoidably created in would cheerfully entertain a fash- assemblies of young and inexperiionable circle with their voices and enced
enced essayists in vocal music. pianos, who would think it vulgar Let a proper person be appointed to take their seat with the singers to this office. Some one of at and chant the praises of their Re- least tolerable qualifications may be deemer on the Sabbath. These found in almost every congregation. things ought not to be. It might Let him be a man of simple and be hoped, further,-if sacred music correct taste, free from affectation were generally cultivated in Sab- and vanity, and an enemy to unnatbath Schools,--that singing would ural trills and graces; and, if posoftener be heard in families. Hymnssible,let him always be a man of piety. LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL INTELLIGENCE.
The Christian Preacher, in addition nacity. The same process appiied to to those mentioned in our last, has made ladies' prunella shoes will render then its appearance, published by the Rev. impenetrable by water, while the cloth A. Campbell, of Dover, Del.
is as soft and pliable as ever. Its general object is, to detect error, and to exhibit and defend truth, on the Another new invention.--Gaspar Richdifficult and disputed doctrines of the ards advertises in the New-York paChristian religion. More particularly, pers, that “ a new system of power has “ to show that Bible Calvinism, and been found out as a substitute for steam, Bible Arminianism, are not two discor- by weight and lever, having three capdant wholes, but the appropriate parts ital advantages over steam, inasmuch of one grand and consistent system of as it secures the perfect safety of the divine truth."
passengers, great economy, and expedition."
A ship on the new system, “ The Jewish Intelligencer."- The Mr. Richards says, can go from here to Rev. Joseph Samuel C. F. Frey, has is- Europe in fifteen days, and will be sure sued proposals for publishing by sub- to arrive at its place of destination at scription a monthly publication under the day appointed, and through all this title, (each number containing 32 kinds of weather. And he calls upon pages 8vo.) to embrace, 1. A series men of capital to come forward and asof Letters in two parts: viz. on the sist him in putting his new system into Messiahship of Jesus of Nazarath, and extensive operation. on his Divinity. 2. A collection of Jewish Antiquities stated, and their
On the Union canal now constructTypical design exhibited. 3. Modern ing in Pennsylvania, there is a steam Judaism contrasted with the religion of engine of 100 horse power, for supplythe ancient Jews. 4. The origin and ing the summit level with water from progress of Christian benevolent exer- the Swatara river. It is computed tions in behalf of the Jews since 1728. that it will raise 700,000 cubic feet of 5. Monthly Intelligence respecting the water in twenty-four hours. This caJews. 6. Narratives of converted nal goes through a high ridge, by a Jews. 7. Miscellaneous subjects res- tunnel near forty-five rods in length, pecting the Jews. Price $2 per an- and eighteen feet in diameter. Men num in advance. Most of the materi- ride through this tunnel on horseback. als for the work are already prepared. The aqueduct over the Swatara river
is a magnificent work, 275 feet in Life Prescrver.-An instrument by length. The Union canal will form a this name has been lately invented by water communication between the Dr. John L. Comstock, of Hartford, Schuylkill and the Susquehanna. which promises to be very useful in cases ot'disasters at sea.
Mauch Chunk Railway.—This novel The apparatus is very simple, con- and interesting work in Pennsylvania, sisting merely of a canvass bag about has been completed in a little more five feet long, and, when filled, of as than two months from the commencemany inches diameter. In the centre ment. Its length is nine miles, and of this a brass cock is inserted, with a cost from 2,500 to $3,000 per mile. screw stopper, and all a person would There are, it is said, thirty cars upon have to do in case of a disaster at sea, the road, and the number is to be inwould be to lash the bag around his created to 130. The cars descend by waist apply his mouth to the cock, and the force of gravity; one horse takes blow it full of air. The canvass of up three empty cars. In this way each which the bag is made, is double, and car can be made to perform four trips rendered impervious to water, and air, per day. Cars are preparing in which by means of a solution of India rubber, the horses are to ride down. The spread like a glue between the cloth, greatest day's work yet done has been and which adheres with immovable te- to send down 75 cars, carrying each a
ton and a half; total one hundred derived from the Rev. Mr. Bert, the twelve and a half tons of coal. The Pastor of that village and the Moderatime allowed for descending the whole tor of the Synod of the Vaudois clergy, distance, is 40 minutes.
the following tabular account of this
remarkably interesting people, and of The Waldenses.-A gentleman who their clergy. It is drawn up like a visited the country of this interesting similar table in the travels of the Rev. people in 1824, has favored us with the M. Gillies, which I saw in the house following statement.
of Mr. Bert, but was corrected by Mr. ** The Vaudois, or Waldenses, in- Bert up to that time. His estimate habit three valleys or ravines on the of the population of several of the vileastern side of the lofty chain of mount. lages differed also from that given to ains, which separate Piedmont from Mr. Gillies. The third column deFrance. The road from Turin to their notes the comparative revenue of the villages, passes through the city of parishes : the highest being 1, and Pignerole, a distance of about twenty. the lowest 5. Several of the parishes five miles, and thence to San Giovanni are pluralities ; that is, the same Pasthe first Vaudois village on the route tor takes the oversight of two or more may be 10 or 12 miles, and perhaps villages ; and, where the villages have three more to La Torre. The names churches erected in them, preaches of the three valleys are Lucerne, San in them alternately. The smaller Martino, and Perosa. I visited La villages which have churches are markTorre, or La Tour, in Dec. 1824, and ed with an asterisk.
1700 40 1740 David Mondon. Angrogna,
200 2200 Paul Goante. La Torre,
Francois Gay. Bobbio,
2 700 30 730 Henry Peyrot.
-9900 - 690 –10590
1230 Jacques Vincon. San Germano,
3 1000 150 1150 Jean Monot. Rocca-Piatta,* Parostino, and
+ Inversa Porta,
-5100 -340 -5440 Prali* and
San Martino, 3 1200 100 1300 Jacques Peyrani. Rodoretto,* Moneglia,* Massel,*
1 1200 50 1250 Pierre Monastier. Villa-Seccha,* Richaretto, Faetto, Bovilla,
300 1500 Alex. Rostain. San Martino,and Tra
-3600 –450 -4050 (Mod'r adjoint. verso,
18600 1480 20080
There are thus in three Valleys 25 | Rocca-Piatta had lost its pastor villages, comprising 13 parishes, presi- and had invited Mr. Jacques Peyrani ded over by 13 pastors, with an aggre
from Prali. Mr. Bert told me that he gate population of 18,600 Vaudois, in- would probably accept and in that case termixed with 1,480 Roman Catholics Mr. Cæsar Rostain would probably be of the Vaudois population 9,900 are in the minister of Prali. the valley of Lucerne, 5,100 in Perosa, and 3,600 in San Martino
CONSTANTINOPLE:--Ceremony of con- Announcement of the birth of a son lo ducting a child to School.-—" Scarcely the Sultan.-" I was waked this morohad we entered the city' (says Mr. Brew- ing (Feb. 18.) says the same Missiona. er, Missionary to the Mediterranean, ry by the discharge of perhaps ? in a letter to the Editor of this Maga- thousand cannon, announcing that to zine,) “ before we were gratified by the " commander of the faithtul and what was to us a novel ceremony. A pillar of the world” a son had been crowd of people were conducting a born. A festival of three days bas little child of two or three years of age, been appointed in honor of so imporfor the first time to school. She was tant an event. It is only on these borne in front in the arms of her mas- great occasions, and others of a similar ter, her golden tresses,-I am speak- nature, such as the passage of the Suling without a figure-the value of ma- tan from one palace to another, that ny guineas, almost covering her shoul- the Turks condescend to discharge ders. The other members of the their artillery. The capture of a city, school followed in regular order, or the entire subjection of the Morea, chanting from their books a prayer, would not probably be honored with a that she might be a—“ buon spirito,” single gun.” said my guide,
,-a child of good mental capacity.”
Juvenile Psalmody : prepared for Six Sermons on the Nature, Occa
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Select Hymns, for the use of Sunday the devices of Satan in corrupting them.
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en have been re-appointed, and are
still in the service of the society, togethThe reports of our national religious er with 72 others, who have been receive institutions which have recently cele- ed as missionaries within the year. Mabrated their anniversaries, are exceed- king the whole number of congregaingly interesting, as they exhibit at tions and missionary districts aided one view, a summary account of their since the institution of the Society, widely extended efforts, and particu- one hundred and ninety-five ; and the larly as they show the unusual pros- number of ministers employed, one perity which has attended them the hundred and sixty-eight.
Of these, past year.
135 are settled as pastors, or are staWe have room only for a selection tedly employed in single congregaof the most prominent facts, which we tions; twenty divide their labours besubjoin in addition to those given in tween two or more congregations; our last number.
and thirteen, including agents, are alThe American Home Missionary So- lowed to exercise their ministry in a ciety held its first anniversary in New- larger extent of country. The conYork, May 9th. As this society assu- gregations and missionary districts ocmed the responsibilities of the United cupied wholly or in part by the SocieDomestic Missionary Society, and was ty's missionaries, are as follows: 124 bound to fulfil its previous engage in New-York, 1 in Vermont, 1 in ments, it numbered at the commence- New-Jersey, 8 in Pennsylvania, 22 in ment of its operations last year, one Ohio, 4 in Michigan, 4 in Indiana, 2 in hundred and eleven congregations to Illinois, 4 in Missouri, 2 in Tennessee, which assistance had been pledged in 2 in Virginia, 4 in Kentucky, 1 in the support of ninety-six missionaries, Louisiana, 1 in North Carolina, 1 in the period of whose engagements had East Florida, and 1 in Lower Canada. not been fulfilled. Of these, fifty-sev- The amount of service performed by