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ANNIVERSARIES IN THE MONTH OF MAY.
BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY.
May 1, Wednesday. The Eighteenth Annual Meeting will be held at Freemasons' Hall. The Chair to be taken at Eleven o'clock precisely.-No Ladies can be admitted.
PRAYER BOOK AND HOMILY SOCIETY.
May 1, Wednesday Evening. The Ninth Anniversary Sermon will be preached at Christ Church, Newgate Street, by the Rev. Edward Burn, M. A. Minister of St. Mary's, Birmingham. Divine Service will begin at Half past Six o'clock.
May 2, Thursday. The Annual General Meeting will be held at Stationers' Hall, Ludgate Street. Chair to be taken at Twelve o'clock.-Accommodation provided for Ladies, who will be admitted by Tickets; Application for which may be made to the Secretary, 134, Salisbury Square, or to the Members of the Committee.
LONDON ASSOCIATION IN AID OF MORAVIAN MISSIONS. May 2, Thursday Evening. A Sermon, in aid of the above Missions, will be preached at St. Clement's Church, at Half past Six in the Evening, by the Rev. Legh Richmond, M. A. Rector of Turvey.
LONDON SOCIETY FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE JEWS. May 3, Friday. The Annual Meeting will be held at the Egyptian Hall, Mansion House. The Chair to be taken at Eleven o'clock precisely.
May 4, Saturday. The Sixteenth Annual Meeting will be held at the City of London Tavern, Bishopsgate Street. The Chair to be taken at Twelve o'clock.
LONDON FEMALE PENITENTIARY.
May 6, Monday. The Fourteenth Annual Meeting will be held at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, Strand. The Chair to be taken at Twelve o'clock.
PORT OF LONDON SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING RELIGION AMONG SEAMEN.
May 6, Monday. The Annual Meeting will be held at the City of London Tavern. The Chair to be taken at Twelve o'clock, by Admiral Lord Gambier.
NAVAL AND MILITARY BIBLE SOCIETY.
May 7, Tuesday. The Annual Meeting will be held at the King's Concert Room, Haymarket. The Chair will be taken at Twelve o'clock precisely.
May 7, Tuesday. A Sermon will be preached at St. Ann's, Blackfriars, by the Rev. Lewis Way. Service at Half past Six in the Evening.
May 15, Wednesday. The Fourth Anniversary Meeting will be held at Freemasons' Hall. The Chair to be taken at Twelve o'clock.
LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
May 8, Wednesday. A Sermon will be preached at Surrey Chapel by the Rev. Sam. Hanna. Service at Half past Ten o'clock.-Another Sermon at the Tabernacle by the Rev. James East, of Bocking. Service to begin at Six o'clock.
May 9, Thursday. The Annual Meeting at Surrey Chapel, at Half past Ten o'clock. -A Sermon at Tottenham Court Chapel by the Rev. W. Wilkins. Service at Six o'clock. May 10, Friday. A Sermon at St. Ann's, Blackfriars, by the Rev. J. A. Stevenson. Service at Half past Ten o'clock.
RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY.
May 10, Friday. The Annual Meeting will be held at the City of London Tavern. Breakfast at Six precisely.
May 10, Friday. The Annual Meeting will be held at Freemasons' Hall. The Chair to be taken at One o'clock,
BRITISH AND FOREIGN SCHOOL SOCIETY. May 16, Thursday. The Annual Meeting at Freemasons' Hall, at Twelve o'clock.
REGISTER OF EVENTS.
PARLIAMENT adjourned, as usual, during the Easter Holidays. Previous, however, to the separation of the Members, two subjects of great importance were brought under notice, as intended for future discussion. The Report of the Agricultural Committee was presented; and notice was given of a motion for the 30th of April, tending to open the doors of the House of Peers to Roman Catholic Noblemen.
Nothing is, however, yet decided on either of these points. With regard to the first, the Committee's Report appears rather unsatisfactory. It scarcely alludes in any way to either Rents, Taxes, Tithes, or Poor Rates; but is principally occupied by the question, how the present low price of Produce can be raised. We apprehend, that there is but one way in which this end can possibly be attained; and that is, the augmentation of the existing Paper Currency-a measure of a doubtful if not dangerous nature.
There is little chance that any result whatever will arise from the labour of this Committee, or from the discussions of the House of Commons. The question is so completely surrounded with difficulties, that to move is to do mischief. And yet to remain still, is more than can be expected from men suffering in such a variety of ways. Time and patience are remedies which few like to hear of. But they appear in this case to be the only remedies on which it will be safe to rely.
The revival of the Catholic Question is a subject of equal danger; but unfortunately in this case the danger either is not perceived, or is courted, by a large part of the Legislature. It is brought forward this Session in a manner which we might almost call insidious. All that is now asked is merely to admit certain eight or nine Popish Peers to the House of Lords. This is all in appearance, but not all in effect. The opening the Upper House to Roman Catholics would gain two points of first-rate importance to the Papists. The principle now disputed would be given up-that Papists may be fit Legislators in a Protestant country; and the majority in the House of Lords, now the greatest obstacle to what is called Emancipation, would be diminished.
The danger being thus increased by the more insinuating mode of attack chosen, we are sorry to perceive the silence of the people at this critical moment. This is the one question, above all others, in which their opinion is looked for and their voice listened to. On former occasions, when Parliament has appeared undecided on this subject, the people have declared themselves, and the question has been negatived. Now, however, they appear wearied by the yearly recurring task of meeting, petitioning, addressing, for the same purpose, and in the same words.
This is natural, but it is not therefore the less deplorable. If there be no danger in the admission of Roman Catholics to power, then have the people in former instances been guilty of senseless clamour; but if their safety was threatened then, it is in greater jeopardy now, and greater should be their alarm and their activity. If the question be not one of self-defence, it is nothing; if it be, surely those who neglect even to raise their voices against the measure which threatens their dearest interests, will one day repent at their leisure the carelessness with which they are now looking on, while the walls of the Constitution and the Church are undermined.
Besides these two Questions, these appears to be little likely to occupy much time in the present Session.
The Marquis of Hastings is said to be on his return from the Government of India; and Mr. Canning has been selected by the East India Company to succeed him.
The late political contests in FRANCE appear to have nearly ceased. The Chamber of Deputies have terminated their sitting.
IN SPAIN and PORTUGAL affairs appear to become more settled.
But ITALY is still disturbed, at least, by the fears of revolution.
A decision of the TURKISH Divan was supposed, at the beginning of April, to have rendered war inevitable. Negotiations have, however, been renewed, and uncertainty and indecision prevail as much as ever.
Notices and Acknowledgments.
We have received communications from J. W. M.—Aliquis-Minima-Haud ignorus Mali, &c. which will appear.
One or two papers, which we fully intended to insert in the present Number, are unavoidably delayed through a press of matter.
We are obliged to
λnens for his continuation, and sympathize with him in the causes of his delay; some of which are feelingly communicated by R. T. whose favours we hope shortly to insert.
If THEOGNIS will either furnish us with a good dissertation on the subject, or a copy of verses on his side the question, equal to those which he attacks, we will find him a
We do not know whether Scott's Bible will or will not be published in parts, but we have forwarded the suggestions to the proprietors.
The prose Essay on early Rising may, perhaps, some time appear-the rhymes
Veritas should have authenticated his communication by a real signature.
A. I. S.-T. N.-Philo, &c. are under consideration.
The Rev. William Jowett's interesting Christian Researches in the Mediterranean are just published, in one Volume, 8vo. with Maps..
The Life of the late Rev. Thomas Scott may be expected in a very few days. It will form a thick Octavo Volume, with a Portrait.
A Ninth Edition of the Rev. E. Bickersteth's Scripture Help, in Twelves, is also nearly ready. As is an Octavo Edition of the same Author's Treatise on Prayer.
The Rev. Charles Davy's Second Volume of Cottage Sermons will be ready in about a week. And, at the same time a Second Edition of the First Volume.
The Memoir of the late Rev. W. Richardson, of York, has been republished, with the addition of Extracts from his Diary.
We have also to announce the Young Communicant's Remembrancer: a Treatise intended at once to remind the young Communicant of the practical Obligations of Religion; and to direct and encourage him amidst the Duties and Difficulties of the Christian Life. By the Rev. William Hamilton, Minister of Strathblane. In Twelves.
Institutions of Theology; or, a concise System of Divinity. With Reference under each Article to some of the principal Authors who have treated on the Subjects particularly and fully. By Alexander Ranken, D. D. one of the Ministers of Glasgow.
A new Translation of St. Paul's Epistles is announced, by Mr. Belsham, the champion of Socinianism. This has long been greatly needed by his disciples.
The following are in the Press.
A Second Edition of the Rev. E. Bickersteth's Treatise on the Lord's Supper. In Twelves.
A Ninth Edition of the Rev. Thomas Scott's Essays on the most important Subjects in Religion,
Letters and Conversations on public Preaching, including Rules for the Preparation of Sermons, in which the Principles of the celebrated Claude are adopted and extended, with copious Illustrations, in numerous Examples from the best Authors.
The Essay on the Influence of a moral Life in our Judgment in Matters of Faith," to which the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge and Church Union, in the Diocese of St. David's, adjudged its Premium for 1821. By the Rev. Samuel Charles Wilks, A. M. Author of Christian Essays.
The Life and Times of Daniel De Foe, with a copious Account of his Writings, and Anecdotes of several of his Cotemporaries. By Walter Wilson.
The Wonders of the Vegetable Kingdom displayed.-Independent of the elegant and scientific information which this Work contains, it is particularly calculated to direct the attention of the reader from the minor wonders of creation to their divine Artificer.