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of knowing them, and who have civilized quarter of Bengal. But
known them for the longest time, independently of their superstia
concur in declaring that neither truth, tious practices, they are described
nor honesty, honour, gratitude, nor by competent judges as being of a
charity, is to be found pure in the spirit vindictive and merciless ; exo
breast of a Hindoo. How can it be hibiting itself at times in a rage and
otherwise ! The Hindoo children infatuation, which is without exam-
have no moral instruction. If the in- ple among any other people...
habitants of the Britisht isles Irad no
moral instruction, would they be mor-

S From April to October, 1804.
al? The Hindoos have no moral books.
What branch of their mythology has dent of the Asiatic Society in Bengal,

1 " Lord Teignmouth, while Presi. not more of falsehood and vice in it, delivered a discourse, in which he illus. than of truth and virtue ! They have travel the revengeful and pitiless spirit no moral gorts: The robber and the prostitute lift up their hands with the of the Hindoos, by instances which had infant and the priest, before an hor

come within his own knowledge while

resident at Benares. rible idol of clay painted red, deformed and disgusting as the vices, min, having refused to obey a summons

In 1791, Soodishter Meer, a Brahwhich are practised before it.*. " You will sometimes hear it said, issued by a civil officer, a force was sent

To intimidate that the Hindoes are a mild and pas. them, or to satiate a spirit of revenge sive people. They have apathy rath in himself, he sacrificed one of his own er than mildness; their habitude of mind is, perhaps, their chiet negative house, he cut of the head of his deceas

family. On their approaching his virtue. They are a race of men of ed son's widow and threw it out. weak bodily frame, and they have a mind conformed to it, timid and loc, had a quarrel with a man about

In 1793, a Brahmin, named Bal. abject in the extreme. They are passive enough to receive any vi field, and by way of revenging himself cious impression. The English

on this man, he killed his own daugh.

ter. government found it necessary late

I became angry, said he, and hy to enact

enraged at his forbidding me to plough law against par- the field, and bringing my own little ents sacrificing their own children. daughter Apmunya, who was only.in In the course of the last six months, year and a half old, I killed her with one hundred and sixteen women

&word.' were burnt alive, with the bodies of their deceased husbands within thir. matricide was perpetrated by two Brak

" About the same time, an act of ty miles round Calcutta, the most mins, Beechuk and Adher. These two

mren cor.ceiving theinselves to have been " The Hin.!oo superstition has injured by some persons in a certain been denominated lascivious and bloody. village, they brought their mother to an That it is bloody, is manifest, from the adjacent rivulet, and calling aloud to daily instances of the female sacrifice, the people of the village, Beechuk and of the conimission of sanguinary drew his scymetar, and, at one stroke, or painful rites. The ground of the forme severed his mother's head from the er epithet may be discovered in the de. body, with the professed view, as scription of their religious ceremonies : avowed both by parent and son, that There is in most sects a right-handed the mother's spirit might forever haunt er decent path, and a left-handed or those who had injured them.' Asiat. indecent mole of worship?

Res. vol. io. p. 337. “ See Essay on the Religious Cere. Would not the principles of the monies of the Brahmins, by H. T. Christian religion be a good substitute Colebrooke, Esq. Asiat. Res. vol. vi. p. for the principles of these Brahmins of 281. That such a principle should have the province of Benares ? been allmittel as syste inatic into any "I will, perhaps, be observed, that religion on earth, may be considered as these are but individual instances. the last effort of mental depravity in True : but they prove all that is ree the invention of a superstition to blind quired. Ia there any other barbarour the understanding, and to corrupt the nation on earth which can exhibit such heart.

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"No truth has been more clearly at school under their patronage is demonstrated than this, that the com- 7,108; that 8,360 Bibles, 11,044 New munication of Christian instruction to Testaments and Psalters, 15,418 the natives of India is easy s and that Common Prayers, 19,856 other bound the benefits of that instruction, civil as books, and 108,776 small tracts have well as moral, will be inestimable ; been dispersed by the society, and whether we consider the happiness that 163 subscribing members have diffused among so many millions, or been added to their list since the their consequent attachment to our last report, making the whole numgovernment, or the advantages re- ber upwards of 2,700. cit. Ch. Ob. sulting from the introduction of the

des civilized arts. Every thing that can ng PRISONERS OF WAR. T. brighten the hope or animate the Considerable exertions are making polioy of a virtuous people organiz- to improve the opportunity of coming a new empire, and seeking the municating religious knowledge to most rational means, under the favour the French, Spanish and Dutch solof Heaven, to ensure its perpetuity; diers and sailors, who are prisoners every consideration, we ayer, would of war in this country, which is af. persuade us to diffuse the blessings forded by their unfortunate situation. of Christian knowledge among our A minister, well acquainted with the Indian subjects."

French language, preaches on Sun. Assembly's Mag. day to the French on board the pris

on ships at Portsmouth. Tracts have GREAT BRITAIN. been printed in French, Spanish, and

Dutch, and distributed among the SBCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRIS- prisoners of those nations ; and the TIAN KNOWLEDGE.

New Testament, in Spanish, is now The annual report of this society printing with a view to the same ob. has lately been published. It thence ject. The prisoners are said to reappears that the number of children ceive the tracts gladly. Ch. Od

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ZAST INDIA COLLEGE. include Classical Instruction, French,

Writing, Arithmetic, Mathematics, TRE plan of this establishment Drawing, and Dancing. comprehends a School, into which The College is to be under the di. boys may be admitted at an early rection and authority of a Principal age; and a COLLEGE, for the recep- and several Professors, according to tion of students at the age of 15, to the following arrangement: Principals remain till they are 18. As the the Rev, Samuel Henley, D.D.School will be rendered introductory Professors of Mathematics and Natur to the College, those who shall have ral Philosophy; Rev. B. BRIDGE, passed through both institutions will M. A. and Rev. W. DEALTRY, M.A, enjoy the advantage of a uniform sys. Professors of Humanity and Philology: tem of education, begun in early Rev. E. LEWTON, M. A. and J. H. youth, and continued till their depar. Barten, Esq. M. A. - Professor of ture for the duties of their pub. History and Political Economy: Rev. lic stations. The college is ex. T. R. MALTHUS, M.A.- Professor of clusively appropriated to persons de- General Polity, and the Laws of Engsigned for the civil service of the land, E. CHRISTIAN, Esq. M. A. Company abroad ; the School will be Professor of Oriental Literature ; J. open to the public at large.

GILCHRIST, Esq. LL, D., To, the The Rev. M. H. LUSCOMBE, M.A. College will be attached & French is appointed Head Master of the School, Master, a Drawing Master, a Feng to whor each scholar is to pay 70 cing Master, and other proper Inprincas per annum ; which sum will structors. The annual charge to the

students in the College will be 100 The College year is divided into guineas.

Two Terms, each consisting of 20 The Principal is entrusted with the weeks, the first beginning Feb. 2, moral and religious instruction of the and ending June 19, and the second students, and the more immediate su. beginning August 1, and ending De• perintendence of their conduet ; and cember 21. In the last week of the will preach, in conjunction with such - Second Term public examinations Professors as are in həly orders, in will be held; when the students will the College Chapel, and perform the "be arranged in four lists according other offices of the Established to their merits ; a copy of which will Church.

be inserted in the records of the Com. The Lectures of the Professors are pany; and suitable Prizes and Med. arranged under four heads : 1. Orien- als will be distributed. tal Literature ; comprising, 1. In. This plan may be expected e struction in the Rudiments of the ventually to produce happy effects Oriental Languages, especially the on the concerns of the Company in the Hindostanee and Persian ; 2. Lec- East. The education of persons des. tures to illustrate the History, Cus- tined to fill the important offices of toms, and Manners of the People of Magistrates, Ambassadors, Provin. India -- 11. Mathematics and Natu- cial Governors, &c. should certainly ral Philosophy : comprising, 1. In- be conducted on some such compre. struction in the Elements of Euclid, hensive plan as the foregoing. The Algebra, and Trigonometry; on the cultivation and improvement of their most useful properties of the Conic intellectual powers should be accomSections, the nature of Logarithms, panied with such a course of moral and the principles of Fluxions ; 2. discipline, as may tend to excite and Lectures on Mechanics, Hydrostatics, confirm in them habits of application,

Optics, and Astronomy, illustrated prudence, forethought, integrity, and . by Experiments, and rendered sub- justice. And to render such a sys.

servient to the arts and objects of tem of education fully efficient, it is common life; with some elementary essential that it be founded on the ba. instructions in Chymistry, Mineralo- sis, and conducted under the sanc. gy, and Natural History :-III. Clas- tion, and in strict conformity with the sical and General Literature ; com: spirit, of our holy religion. Proprising, 1. Lectures to explain the ceeding on these principles, it may Ancient Writers of Greece and Rome, reasonably be expected that this in. particularly the Historians and Ora- stitution, under the favour of Prov. tors ; 2. Lectures on the Arts of idence, will be productive, among Reasoning and Composition; and on other happy effects, of a benign and the “ Belles Lettres :"-IV. Law, enlightened policy towards the native History, and Political Economy; com- subjects of British India, tending at prising, Lectures, 1. On General His. Once to improve their social and civil tory, and on the History and Statisi condition, and to diffuse throughout tics of Modern Europe ; 2. On Po. the Eastern hemisphere the blessed titical Economy :- 3. On General Pol- influence of Christian truth. ity, on the Laws of England, and on the Principles of the British Consti

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Dbituary. * We presume the following account of Chancellor of the Exchequer, The the death and character of Mr. Pitt, life of this distinguished statesman one of the most eminent statesmen xunty had been despaired of for some days, age or country has produced, will be in. and his health had materially decliateresting to most of our readers. It is ed' for Anany weeks antecedent to his - copied from the Christian Observer. dissolution ; a journey, wbida he took

EDITORS. to Bath for the sake of the waters,

having failed to produce the expected THE RIGHT. HON. WILLIAM benefit. It was said that he was in. PITT.

- formed by his physicians of bis ap: On Thursday, the 24th Jan. [1806) proaching end, on Tuesday, the 22d et half past 4 in the morning, at his January, and that he appeared to house at Putney, died, in his 48th receive the intimation, although it year, the Right Hon. William Pitt, was unexpected, with that firmness, First Lord of the Treasury, and which was natural to him, 'We are

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