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osten seen others stick in a chimney, and had himself done so scores of times; once at Newmarket he had stuck for six hours, and they were obliged to cut him out.--St. James's Chronicle.

Early Rising
Get up, sweet slug-a-bed, and see

The dew besplangling berb and tree; -
Each flower has wept, and bow'd towards the East,
Above an hour since ; yet you are not drest;
"Nay, not so much as out of bed,
When all the birds have matins said,
And sung their thankful hymns:tis sin-
Nay, profanation to keep in.

HERRICK. Whoever is found in bed after six o'clock, from May-day till Michaelmas, cannot, in any conscience, expect to be free from some ailment or other, dependant on relaxed nerves, stuffed lungs, disordered bile, or impaired digestion. We can do nothing for you-absolutely nothing-if you do not rise early-except we drug you with draughts, a luxury which the indolent morning-sleeper must prepare himself to purchase dearly. We give him

joy of his choice-bid him good-byeand, springing out into the sunny air, we gather health from every breeze, and become young again among the glittering der and the flowers. “What a luxury do the sons of sloth lose !” says Harvey in his flowery Reflections ou a Flower Garden. Little, ah little, is the sluggard sensible how.great a pleasure he foregoes for the least felt of all animal gratifica. tions :" yet wonderful it is, that this drowsy indulgence is per. sisted in by thousands, till their nerves are stewed and unstrung, and feebleness and disease have become their inseparable companions for life.--From the Monthly Oracle of Health,

Town Hall. A respectable tradesman charged a female, named Elizabeth Clawson, with leading his only child; a girl, between 16 and 17, into a course of the vilest wretchedness. The particulars, as detailed by the unhappy parent, were these :-On Sunday afternoon last, his daughter obtained his permission to take a short walk, but remained absent until eight o'clock in the evening. Taking advantage of her aunt's absence, on Monday evening, she again went out; since which time he had not beheld her until within an hour previous, when learning where she was, he took with him Kinsey, the officer, and conveyed her by force from the prisoner's lodgings, in St. Thomas's, Broadway; and now it appeared, by her own confession, and partly from the testimony of others, that she has passed the whole of the three days and nights in the prisoner's

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society, by whom she was enticed to Greenwich fair, and taken to the vilest haunts of profligacy and vice.

The Magistrate, Alderman J.J. Smith, after expressing bis conviction of the bad tendency of such fairs, called on the prisoner, and after a severe rebuke handed her over to the gaoler, in default of bail, for the assault.-- St. James's Chron.

A new operation has lately been exhibited at St. Thomas's hospital. It is to pump out poisons from the stomach. The plan, after the poison had been swallowed, is to drink a large quantity of water, which dilutes the poison. Then a long flexible tube is introduced into the mouth, and passed quite down into the stomach. A syringe is immediately fixed to the tube, and the whole of the liquid may thus in two minutes be completely pumped up.- London Paper.

To Extinguish a Fire in a Chimney.--Put a wet blanket over the whole front of the fire-place. This will stop the current of air, and so extinguish the flames.--Footman's Directory.

TO CORRESPONDENTS,

We quite agree with M. Such a book would be very useful. But our hands are quite full. Has M. seen the.“ Plain Englishman?" There are three volumes of it, we believe, still to be had. It seems to come pretty near to M's. notion.

Some of our Correspondents desire to know whether their contributions will ever be inserted. This is a question which we cannot answer. If we think that a paper will be of service to us, we preserve it; but it is impossible for us to say when we shall bring it into use; and perhaps other matter, more pressing, may prevent its insertion altogether.

We have received T. T.;-JS-e;--R. E. D.;--M. T. D.;- Anna ; --Regulations for Charity Schools ;-Letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury ;--- A Devonshire Curate ;-E. W. B.; 1. B. S.;-H. S.

A Devonshire Curate's Advice shall be considered.

We are much obliged to H. S. But “ T'he way to be happy” has already appeared in our pablication, (Vol. II. p. 210.) We have, however, abridged it, and sent it to the * National School Magazine."

We are very much obliged to the Author of “ Friendly Advice on the Management and Education of Children.”

We think the little book likely to do a great deal of good.

THE

Cottager's Monthly Visitor.

JULY, 1823.

SECOND EDITION,

REMARKS On the latter part of the Eleventh Chapter of Genesis,—and on part of the Twelfth Chapter.

(Continued from page 246, Vol. III.) You know that the Jews, though they live among us, are a separate people from ourselves : different in manners, customs, appearance, religion, and descent. There are many of them in this country ; but on the Continent, in Holland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and above all, in Poland, they are far more numerous. There is also a great body of them in the East Indies; but, where found, there is this remarkable circumstance attending them, that they are a distinct people from the nation among whom they dwell. In other cases, where two nations are brought together, in a few generations, by continual intermarriages, they are so blended and mixed together, that all distinction of race is lost. When William the Conqueror made himself master of this country, a vast body of French came over with him; but, in a few hundred years, their descendants were one people with the original English. The United States of America have been settled by a variety of different nations-English, Dutch, French, Irishbut they are all one people: you could not now distinguish the descendants of one from the other. But this is not the case with the Jews. Scattered, as they have been, among all nations, they have invaNO. 31.--VOL. III.

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riably kept themselves a separate people,—thus accomplishing the prophecies respecting them.

Now, if we trace this remarkable people to their origin, we shall find it in Abram; whose history begins at the twenty-seventh verse of the eleventh chapter. He is one of the most remarkable persons mentioned in Scripture, distinguished both on account of his personal character, as the father and pattern of the faithful, and the friend of God;" and also on account of his being the forefather of the children of Israel, or the Jews-the people chosen by the Almighty, from among other nations, to preserve alive in the world the knowledge of Himself.

V. 27. "Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran." Abram, though-mentioned first, as the most honourable character, was probably Terah's young. est son: for Terah lived, as we learn from v. 32, two hundred and five years; and, as Abram was only 75 when he left Haran, after his father's death, (Gen. xii. 4. Acts vii. 4.) he was not born till his father was 130. Haran, who died before his father left Ur, is thought to have been the first-born *, and much older than either of his brothers, who married his daughters, for Sarai, is supposed to be the same with Iscah.

V.31. This movement of Terah from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan, was in consequence of the command to that effect, given by the Lord to Abram, of which we read in the three first verses of the twelfth chapter ; but being stopped by sickness or infirmity, he did not proceed · further than a country which, after his deceased son, he called Haran, or Charran, where he died.

* Whoever was first-born, was 60 years older than Abram, for he was born when his father was 70.

CHAPTER THE TWELFTH.

“ Thus,

V.1-3. In these verses we have the command of the Lord to Abram, upon which, as we have just seen in the conclusion of the last chapter, his father acted in going forth from Ur of the Chaldees. His father is there spoken of as the chief mover, yet we learn from Acts vii, 2,3, where it is said; “ the God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran," (or Haran) as well as from other passages of Scripture, (Gen. xv. 7. Neh. ix. 7. Isa. li. 2.) that it was to Abram that God revealed Himself, and gave the command to leave his country, and kindred, and father's house. We also learn from Josh, xxiv. 2. that at the time when Abram received this command, he and his family were idolaters. saith the Lord God of Israel, your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood, in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nahor, and they served other gods." The manner of the revelation we are not informed of, but we may be sure that it afforded sufficient evidence to Abram, that He who spake to him was indeed “ God of gods, and Lord of lords," who “ ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will.'

But we will consider the words more particularly. The first verse contains the command to Abram to leave his country, and kingdom, and father's house ; and the second and third, a promise of blessing if he obeyed. “ I will

make of thee a great nation ;"--and, we find this prophecy fulfilled; for Solomon, who afterward reigned over the Israelites, besought the Lord for an understanding heart to judge the people

for, he said, who is able to judge this thy so great people,” 1 Kings iii. 8.

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