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other works, which are given to the was read by the Rev. Robert Poole, cliildren upon their leaving school, one of the Secretaries :the expense of which, even at the low Animated by the zealous exertions sale at which they were supplied by made in other parts of the Diocese of the Committee to the schools, was York, the Committee have actively considerable ; and also, if it should be stirred in their own field; and the refound necessary, defraying the whole sult shews a proportionate increase in expense of the books used in the va- their receipts and distribution of books. rious Sunday schools and daily schools It appears from the Treasurer's acof the establishment.

count, that the sun remitted in 1831 The Report then adverted to the to the Parent Society, from this DisSchool, at Combe Down, which had trict, amounts to £296 13s. 7d., being been considerably assisted, but that £36 108. Od. in annual subscriptions, until the subscriptions for the Church benefactions, and contributions; £9 were closed, the Committee did not 58. 8d. the amount of difference befeel themselves justified in making tween the Society's reduced price as any further appeal on this behalf to charged to the Committee, and the the public.

cost price on books issued to non-memIn reference to the National School bers of the Society, according to Rule establishment in this city, it might 8; and £250 178. 11d. for books sent not be out of place to mention, that at to the Depository. The subscriptions Weymouth House, there was a daily and donations to the District Society school for boys, in which 490 were amount to £80 19s. Od., which, alnow receiving an exclusively scriptural though liberal in the limited sphere of education, with the addition of writing our District, leaves the Committee inand first simple rules of arithmetic. debted to their Treasurer £32 15s. 7 d., There was also a girl's daily school, and therefore calls for renewed exercontaining, at present, 167 children; tions on the part of their friends. The who, in addition to an education si- nuinber of books issued from the Rimilar to that of boys, were taught the pon Depository in 1831, was 231 Biusual branches of knitting and needle- bles, 247 Testaments, 521 Common work. Sunday schools for both sexes Prayer-books, 1521 Bound-books, and were also held at Weymouth House, 4,537 Religious Tracts; making a total and at eight other places in different of 7,056, besides a considerable num-. parts of the city; a peculiar feature in ber of Cards to our National and Sunthese schools was, that in all of them day Schools. efficient teachers were now employed The Committee have the sincere in gratuitously assisting, and in some satisfaction of knowing that within this wholly conducting the instruction of District four Parochial Lending Librathe children, who had themselves re- ries are already established, viz. at ceived their education in the national Ripon, Bishop-Monkton, Aldborough, schools. Many eloquent speeches and Bishop-Thornton. were delivered at this Meeting, by Mention is then made of the Societhe Reverends Willis, Mount, Bry- ty's benevolent operations in promoting mer, Marriott, Fenwick, and Dewd- Christian education in every quarter of ney, which, had our limits permitted, the Globe. The schools in connexion we should have had pleasure in quoting. with the Society, and supported or

assisted through its means, being scattered over the whole world : and its

school books, and other religious works, Ripon, Masham, and Aldborough

are found in every town, village, and

hamlet in the United Kingdom. InDistrict Committee.

deed, the assistance afforded to Infant, At the third general annual meet- Sunday, and National Schools, through ing of the members of this Society held the Society, both at home and abroad, at the Chapter-house, Ripon Minster, gives an interest and stimulus to all on Tuesday, the 31st of January, 1832, classes of the community, to unite for the Very Rev. the Dean of Ripon, its encouragement and support. President, in the Chair, the following

ROBERT Poole, Jun.}Secs. is the substance of the Report, which

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On the same day, the third general forwarded by the local Treasurer to the meeting of the members of the Society Parent Society amounts to 631. 9s. 6d. for the Propagation of the Gospel was We would that our space allowed us held; the Report of which is little to do justice to these and many other more than an epitome of that of the active and zealous members of our Parent Society. We are gratified, church, but we can only add that they however, in saying that the balance deserve our best thauks.

NATIONAL SOCIETY. At a General Commitee held in the ceived into union. Grants were voted Vestry Room of St. Martin in the to several places for building School Fields, on Wednesday, the 16th ult. rooms, amounting to £270. the Schools of nine places were re

POLITICAL RETROSPECT.

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Domestic.— It is our melancholy

stances in which he had been so unextask to record what we consider tanta- pectedly placed, communicated to the mount to a revolution. On the 8th of Duke of Wellington, his wish that he May, the House of Peers having formed should form a new Administration. itself into a Committee on the Bill for The duke immediately entered upon the Reform of the Commons' House negotiations for this purpose, which of Parliament, Lord Lyndhurst moved were continued till the 17th, when that the Schedules C and D, which he was obliged to report their failure. determine the towns and cities to be The King thus situated, had no choice enfranchised, should be taken into left him but to continue Earl Grey consideration before the Schedules and his associates in office; and thus A and B, which decide on the the Commons are made to reduce the places to be disfranchised in whole two other Estates to a mere nullity. or in part. After an animated debate, Their name continues, but their effiMinisters found themselves in a mino- ciency is gone. rity, there being

The whole of the Schedules C and For the amendment

151 D, have since been gone through. A Against it

116 division took place on one of the most

obnoxious clauses, but it was carried. Majority for the amendment 35 A Bill brought in by the Bishop of

They chose to consider this as the Durham, to establish an University rejection of their measure; and Earl there; and another by the Archbishop Grey immediately moved to postpone of Canterbury, to restrict Pluralities, the further consideration of the Bill are in progress through the House. to the 11th of May. A Cabinet France.—The spirit of party and Council was held directly as the House insubordination, continues to agitate adjourned, when it was resolved to the provinces. The government are demand from the King an immediate very apprehensive of the influence of creation of new Lords, sufficient in the Duchess de Berri, who is said to number to make that House speak be hovering on the

southern frontiers whatever language the Ministers of the kingdom. The minister, Casimight choose to dictate; and, if His mir de Perrier, is dead. Who is to Majesty should hesitate to comply, succeed him, remains in uncertainty; to tender their resignation. The Augustin de Perrier, the Duc de CaKing, true to his coronation oath to zes, and Marshal Soult, have all been preserve the constitution entire, and spoken of, but the second has been maintain the efficiency of the three attacked by, and is only slowly reEstates of the kingdom, accepted their covering from, the cholera; and the resignation; and having conferred with presence of the last will, probably, the Lord Lyndhurst on the circum- soon be again required in another part of the kingdom. The ravages

which has been refused. The popuof the cholera are rapidly decreasing, lar attachment of the Italians to his particularly in the vicinity of Paris. father, which his presence might pro

The government are making the bably revive, is believed to be the most vigorous exertions in spite of all cause of this refusal. these difficulties, to gain a powerful Russia.—The Emperor has, by an foreign ascendency. The navy occu- imperial ukase, forbidden his subjects pies a large share of its attention. to play at cards, proportioning the peThirty-two frigates, the least carrying nalties to the rank of the offender. 46 guns, seventeen mounting 52, Severe measures continue to be and thirteen, 60 guns, are building adopted against the Poles. Not only in the different dock-yards. These have large levies of the peasantry been ships can either serve as frigates, or incorporated into the Russian army; fight in the line of battle as required. but those young men, whose education An agreement has been concluded and connexions might render them between the Pope and the French superior to mere bodily service, have Government, concerning the occupa- been formed into regiments, and tion of Ancona, much in favour of the arched to do garrison duty in the latter, as it leaves the French troops Siberian fortresses; their names being in permanent occupation of a forti- suppressed, and they enrolled in their fied rallying point, so long as the respective corps by numbers instead Austrians remain in the papal terri- of names. tories, and a place whence to com

PORTUGAL

The Madeiras are mence operations, should a war break blockaded by a squadron of Don Peout in Italy, which seems very pro- dro, who has not yet made his descent bable.

on Portugal. Don Miguel had, at the HOLLAND AND Belgium. The date of the last despatches, requested King of the Netherlands continues the British Admiral to withdraw his to refuse his acceptance of the treaty ships, as well as those of the merof London, which has now been rati- chants, from the Tagus; and his refied by the five powers, yet with con- quest had been complied with. siderable reservations on the part of TURKEY.—The Sultan continues to Prussia and Russia. The Belgium press forward his plans for the civichamber has addressed the king in lization of his subjects, and with great a most warlike tone ; and he, in reply, promise of success, particularly in his assures them that he is identified with

attempt to introduce a taste for literathe Belgium nation. Movements of ture. Several elementary works have troops are taking place along the whole been published, and a few of a higher line of the frontiers. A change of character in history and geography. Ministers is spoken of, and much agi- A newspaper regularly issues from tated feeling prevails at Brussels. The the imperial press, and is circulated Government are stated to experience through the empire. The war conno small anxiety as to the spirit which tinues in Syria, and Acre is yet beinfluences certain corps in the army. sieged.

Austria. — The army has been GREECE.-The nomination of Prince raised to the full war complement, Otho of Bavaria, to the throne of and the Italian provinces are full of Greece, is very unpopular. The troops. Twenty thousand men are Greeks express themselves as wanting quartered in Milan ;-the governors an able and efficient sovereign, not an of Mantua and Peschiera are placed infant. upon the war footing. Seventy-five Jamaica. The estimate of loss susthousand men are encamped on the tained by the insurrection in the Tessino, and another large army on parishes of St. James and Hanover, the Adige. At Vienna every mili- which principally suffered on the tary preparation is complete. The occasion, amounts to 2,000,0001. Duke of Reichstadt (young Napoleon) Mexico.--General Santa Anna has is in a very dangerous state of health, been entirely defeated by General and has requested to spend some Calderon, on the plains of Tolorne, months with his mother at Parma, eight leagues from Vera Cruz.

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The exquisitely beautiful church of Wrington, Somerset, (the proportions of which are perhaps unsurpassed), has recently been adorned with an altar-screen, worthy of its beauty. The absence of such an ornament was offensive to the taste of the parish and neighbourhood, and the present screen was accordingly erected by private subscriptions. The architect is Mr. Barry, of Foley Place, London ; and the execution that of Mr. John White, formerly of Wrington, and now of Redcliff Hill, Bristol, celebrated for his taste in Gothic architecture.

The New Church of St. Saviour, Walcot, Bath, has been consecrated by the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells. In point of architectural beauty, both externally and internally, this Church is considered to be unrivalled by any ecclesiastical structure of modern date in that part of the country.

The New Church at Widcombe, near Bath, has been consecrated by the Lord Bishop of the diocese. An appropriate sermon was preached by the Vicar, the Rev. C. Crooke; and the music (chiefly from Handel) was under the direction of Mr. G. Field.

The Bishop of London will hold confirmations at the following times and places during the present month :St. John Hackney

Friday, June 1, at Eleven.
Islington...

Friday,

1, at Two. St. Andrew Holborn

Monday,

4, at Eleven. Christ Church Newgate Street Monday,

4, at Two. Kensington

Tuesday,

5, at Eleven. Chelsea

Tuesday,

5, at Two.
St. Mary le Bone

Wednesday, 6, at Eleven.
Hampstead

Wednesday, 6, at Three.
Isleworth

Thursday, 7, at Eleven,
Ealing ...

Thursday, 7, at Three.
St. James Westminster.

Friday,

8, at Eleven. St. Martin in the Fields

Friday,

8, at Two.
Christ Church Spitalfields

Monday, 18, at Eleven.
St. George in the East..

Monday, 18,

at Two.

The Bishop of Lincoln intends to hold confirmations in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, and Buckinghamshire, at the places, and on the days undermentioned :Hemel Heinpstead,

Wednesday, June 6.
Berkhampstead, Tring,

Thursday, . 7.

The Bishop of Ely's Ordination will be held in London, on Sunday the 10th of June next.

In consequence of alleged bribery in a late election for the Afternoon Lectureship of St. Clement Danes, the Bishop of London has refused to license Mr. Denhamn, the suecessful candidate. Mr. Denham has since resigned.

It is said that the Bishop of London prohibited the performance of sacred music, announced to take place in St James's church, Colchester, on the 25th ult.

The Bishop of Calcutta will leave England, we are informed, on the 10th of this month.

The Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry preached a Charity Sermon on Sunday, May 13, at St. Bride's church.-On alighting from his carriage he was received with the most discordant groans and yells, and on entering the church, the sacredness of the plece did not shield him from unequivocal marks of disapprobation. On ascending the pulpit, the groans and coughs became almost deafening, and being distinctly heard outside, were echoed by the assembled multitude. His Lordship prayed, but the people scoffed ; and but few heard the text upon which he founded his discourse. He paused and stood firm, until the ebullition of feeling subsided, when he proceeded in the delivery of a discourse in a strain of eloquence for which he is so eminent, but he was often interrupted, and at the conclusion, the clamour was as great as ever. Before his Lordship descended the pulpit, he addressed them, and hoped that they would reflect upon the consequence of committing outrage in the Church of God. He trusted, however, that they would not be punished by the civic authorities for their misconduct. On quitting the church, the bishop's carriage was followed by great numbers, but the exertions of the police prevented any stronger marks of dissatisfaction.

RE-OPENING OF YORK CATHEDRAL.-Shortly after six o'clock on Sunday morning, the 6th ult., the bells commenced a peal, which was continued without cessation till nearly eight o'clock. So early as nine o'clock, numbers had congregated about the doors of the cathedral, and the throng continued to augment until the hour of their being opened, ten o'clock. At half-past ten o'clock, divine service was commenced by the Rev. James Richardson. The Litany was read by the Rev. W. Richardson, and the Coinmunion Service by the Rev. C. Hawkins, Canon Residentiary, and the Ven. and Rev. Archdeacons Harcourt and Markham. The Very Rev. the Dean, preached an eloquent and impressive

sermon.

LADYE CHAPEL.—Tuesday, the 1st. ult. a general meeting of the committee for pro. moting the restoration of the Ladye Chapel, attended by numerous scientific gentlemen, was held at the Nag's head, Borough, to consider Mr. Gwili's gratuitous offer to superintend the restoration of the same. After some discussion, it was unanimously resolved that the offer of the above-named gentleman should be accepted, with a perfect understanding by all the parties, that the expense of repair should not exceed 25001. The further consideration of the subject was adjourned to the eighth, when the drawings, plans, &c., were to be submitted for approval, previous to the ultimate decision, which was to guide the committee in their views of establishing this venerable edifice in its pristine beauty. A model was exhibited to the meeting, which gave a pleasing idea of what the Chapel will be in a renovated state.

At the church of St. Nicholas, Worcester, on the afternoon of Sunday the 6th inst., the rite of baptism was administered by the Rev. H. J. Lewis, to a young German Jew. It appears that during an illness, while he was in lodgings, he enquired for a book, when a Bible was put into his hands. Before this, he had not an opportunity of seeing the New Testament or the Prophecies. Upon comparing the latter with the former, doubts arose in his mind, and he at length, by intercourse with clergymen of the Church of England, became convinced that Jesus was the Messiah foretold in the Books of the Old Testament. Professing his desire to be admitted into the Christian communion, his wish was complied with.

The Rev. Lord A. Fitzclarence, Rector of Mapledurbam, Berks., resides there, and is said to perform the spiritual duties of his parish in a most exemplary manner: his Lordship lately presented a magnificent service of Communion plate, valued at 300 guineas, and his Majesty, some months since, gave £100 towards erecting a parochial school, and has ordered a clock of 100 guineas to be erected in the church.

On Sunday, May 6, after a very impressive sermon by the Rev. Temple Chevalier, in St. Mary's church, Newmarket, £28 were collected in aid of the National School funds.

The Head Mastership of the Charter-house has become vacant by Dr. Russell's acceptance of the Living of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate. The Rev. E. Churton, the Rev. J.S. Boone, and the Rev. Dr. Sanders, are candidates for the appointment.

PROTESTANT AND Popish CONTRIBUTIONS.- Mr. Boyton's Speech, delivered at a late Conservative Meeting.— The collection made on behalf of the distressed manufacturers in Dublin, in the winter vi 1829 and 30, was, from 471 Protestants, 35541. 10s. 104d.; from 38 Roman Catholics, 1921. 13s. ; Total, 37471. 3s. 104d. But from the Roman Catholic contributions, may be deducted the following, as from public characters:--Messrs. Sweetman, brewers, 501. ; Messrs. Conlan, 201.; D. O'Connell, Esq. M. P. 201. ; Total, 901. Remainder of subscriptions from the whole Roman Catholic body 1021. 138.

There is another charity, viz. the Tuam Dispensary. Subscriptions for the year ending June 30, 1831 :—from Protestants, 1361. 18s. 5d.; Roman Catholics, 371. 7s. ; Total, 1751. 58. 5d. Relieved in the same year :- Protestants, 64; Roman Catholics, 4494; Tutal, 4558.

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