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Death of the Rev. Dr. Adam Clarke. Andrew Dahl, a Swedish botanist, but is From the London Christian Advocate. also called the Georgiana, from Georgi, This nelancholy and unexpected event a Russian traveller. The latter name is occurred at a past 11 o'clock on Sunday used by European continental writers, and night, (26th Aug.) and was occasioned by is also adopted by Sweet, in his Hortus the mysterious disease of which so many Britannicus. of all classes have already fallen a sacri. The plant was introduced into Britain fice. The venerable Doctor was expected about 1804, by seeds sent from Madrid, by to preach at Bayswater on Sunday morn Lady Holland, but was little cultivated ing, and, as usual, a large congregation there until after the peace of 1814. Within assembled to hear him ; but while they the last five years, numerous varieties were lost in conjectures as to the cause of of the most desirable kinds have been their disappointment, intelligence arrived brought into the United States, and they that he had been suddenly taken ill, and are found to grow with the greatest lux was not expected to survive the attack. uriance in and around our city. Both Mr. Walmesly preached in his stead, and seeds and tubers, planted during the last alluded to the circumstance in an affect spring, have produced flowers of the most ing manner. The gentleman to whom perfect form and brilliancy of colour ; we are indebted for our information, Mr. from the purest white, yellow and scarlet, Thurston, of Catherine street, Strand, through every variety of shade, to the who had been long favoured with the Doc deepest purple. tor's friendship, had gone to Bayswater, expecting to hear him, and, on learning Portland, Sept. 27.-Another Slide.that he was seized with cholera, immedi- We understand about three acres of land ately went to Mr. Hobb's house in Bays. on the bank of Presumpscot River, below water, where Dr. Clarke was staying, and Rice's Bridge in Westbrook, yesterday remained with him until nearly noon, when took a slide into the bed of the river, enhe started in a chaise to Heydon hall, the tirely filling the channel. Last year a Doctor's own residence, for Mrs. Clarke, slide of about an acre went into the river who returned with him about half past near the samo place, which was washed five, and found her husband breathing away by the current. Whether the river with great difficulty. It appears that the will again undertake to clear out its chanDoctor had been relaxed, as to his bowels, nel, or travel round the obstruction refor a week past; and that he was attacked mains to be seen. with alarming symptoms about six o'clock on Sunday morning, when he desired Mr.
American Natural History.--We have Hobb's servant to call her master, who just seen “A Monograph of the Trilobites immediately obeyed the summons.
of North America—by Jacob Green, short time Mr. Greenly (the son of a Me.
M. D.” which strikes us as something nothodist minister,) Mr. Clarke, (the Doc
vel, and which will certainly be very actor's nephew,) and Dr. Wilson, a physi.
ceptable to scientific gentlemen, who are cian, was in attendance. On returning
forming cabinets for the illustration of the to bed, he told Mr. Hobbs that “he natural history of our country. Each copy thought he should die," on which that of Dr. Green's work is accompanied by gentleman recommended him to put his thirty-six accurate and beautifully colour. trust in his Saviour: the Doctor replied
ed models—these identify the species dethat he had done so already. All that scribed in a much more satisfactory mancould be done by the united skill and ex
ner than any copperplate engravings, and ertions of the medical gentlemen in at they furnish the possessor with a beauti. tendance was effected, without affording
ful collection of rare American fossils,
which can be obtained in no other way.any prospect of recovery. The Doctor said very little, being greatly exhausted.
Daily Advertiser. Indeed, he was at times insensible, as was Autumn Strawberries.-In addition to evinced by his occasional questions and the facts heretofore stated in relation to observations, such as, “ What do the Doc. strawberries borne this fall, we are furtors think of me?" “ Have they bled ?"
nished with several others, the most pro“Rub my legs." His sons, Theodore and
minent of which is, that for several days John, and his daughter, together with his past-say from September 29th to Octoafflicted wife, were present at his death. ber 3d-fine large garden strawberries Doctor Clarke's remains were interred at
have been sold in the Baltimore markets the City Road Chapel, on Tuesday, at 12
at twenty-five cents a quart.-Richard o'clock
Harwood, Esq. of Annapolis, has also gaThe Dahlia.-This beautiful flower is a thered some very fine ones.-American native of Mexico. It is so named after Farmer.
BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE
the Prussian provinces of the Rhine, and the states of Nassau, during which I have
visited more than twenty of our corres(Continued from p. 418.)
pondents and Societies, examined into
their operations, encouraged them in their The subject of extending the benevolent labours, and promised new circulation of the Scriptures among supplies where these were required. But the Roman Catholics of Wurtem- in this tour-a considerable part of it in berg, formed an important fea- places where I had never been before-I ture in the deliberations held with individuals possessed of a sufficient degree
have found it no easy task to meet with the friends of the Society in Stutt- of love and zeal for the Biblical cause to gard, and Dr. P observes:
enable them to become efficient labourers
in it, in conformity to our rules. How“ I have obtained a list of the names of ever, we have done what we could to fourteen pious ministers and laymen, dis warm the zeal of our old friends, engage tinguished for their exertions in promoting new ones, and make them all sensible of Christian objects, in the respective dis the great importance of placing the word tricts throughout the kingdom, whom I of God in thousands of families, who are now intend, if possible, to employ in dis still destitute of this only sure guide to tributing the Now Testament among Ro. peace and happiness in time and in eterman Catholics. This measure is rendered nity.” more necessary, on account of the former grants of our Society for the Catholics in Among the new openings that Wurtemburg having been almost exclu: have been formed by Dr. P. during sively for the use of the schools, so that the year, that at Hanau may be until now comparatively few copies are to be found in their families."
mentioned as very interesting. On his way home to Frankfort,
The gentleman alluded to had maPFORTZHEIM was visited, and Dr. nifested the same activity in a forP. writes:
mer sphere of exertion. « There also I visited Pastor Linden “Mr. Wach, provincial secretary, waitmeyer, who has been engaged for many
ed upon me some time ago, and expressed years past in promoting our object, and
his earnest desire to do something for inhe has given me the names of twelve troducing the Scriptures into the schools Evangelical ministers throughout the of that province, which contains a populastates of Baden, whom I intend, if possi- tion of 47,000 souls. His influence, as an ble, to engage in a more active distribu officer under government, enables him to tion of the Scriptures in their respective
effect this desirable work the more easily. spheres, as the Baden Bible Society seems
He is but recently come to Hanau, and to have fallen into a state of inactivity."
had formerly exerted himself, in connexion
with Mr. Stockfield, in the province of Your Committee are not with- Fritzlar, in the same cause. I have thereout hopes, that as the result of the fore placed 300 Bibles and 350 Testaments
at his disposal to begin with for distribution, journey, effective measures will be
upon the general principle of our grants." taken for introducing many copies of the Scriptures into parts of the In Hanover, also, a pious noblecontinent heretofore almost inac man has cheerfully promised ascessible to the Society's exertions, sistance. The missionaries conand from which the most painful nected with the Society for Proaccounts have been received of moting Christianity among the the extreme difficulty of obtaining Jews, have aided in the circulation the Sacred Scriptures.
of the Scriptures, and have been Of his second journey Dr. P. furnished with supplies. gives the following account: A few specimens may now be “I have, during the last month, made a
given of your Agent's correspontour of upwards of 500 English miles in dence with individual friends of the states of Hesse Cassel, Westphalia, the Society in different quarters of
Germany. Bishop Fabricius has Institution which has supplied been supplied with 1000 English, them. One correspondent says: 250 Bohemian Bibles, and 500 Bohemian Testaments. In BOHEMIA larly within the last few years, a greater
“ If in this district, and more particu. great difficulties exist in the way degree of hunger after the word of God, of circulating the Scriptures; but than perhaps in most parts of Germany, Bishop Fabricius writes:
has been awakened'; and if in some indi
viduals belonging to our congregations “ The information which has already here, more especially towards the close of reached me from Bohemia, and which the last and the commencement of the I continue receiving, is to the following present year, such remarkable and cheereffect, namely, that there is a general de ing fruits of the Divine word, and of an sire after the word of God in Bohemia, evangelical preaching, have been mani. and that the people are rejoiced whenever fested, as are scarcely elsewhere to be met they have an opportunity of satisfying it with on the continent, I feel confident in
Come over and help us,' is the constant the faith and love of the members of the cry from that country; and though we are British Bible Society, that it will be gratiprohibited from so doing, we endeavour fying to them to learn, that the Lord of by every means in our power to convey the vineyard has also privileged them to the living word of God into their hands." contribute towards the advancement of
this work." Mr. Otto, of Cosel., Silesia, has received a considerable number of
In another letter, after mentionCatholic Testaments, and writes,
ing several instances, which have
recently occurred, of evident bene“ That the circulation of the Polish fit having been derived from the Testament is going on briskly in Upper perusal of the Scriptures, Dr. Silesia, notwithstanding there are those Pinkerton adds: who use their utmost endeavours to prevent the people from perusing the Scrip
“ These are certainly interesting facts, tures; but it is out of their power: Upper and since the days of the Reformation Silesia is now infected, and the reading of have seldom occurred; and we have good the Bible will prosper in it, and bring forth
reason to believe, that the hundreds of good fruits. This book, which gives the thousands of copies of the Scriptures knowledge of salvation, is now introduced
which we have circulated among the Cainto many schools, and the children are
tholics of Germany, will, ere long, produce actively engaged in committing parts of it many such crops as are now being reaped to memory."
on the fields of Carlshuld.” Another nobleman in Silesia has
Your Committee do not forget furnished a voluminous account of the simple character of the Instithe distribution of 1500 copies.
tution; but as the narrative, from The good effects arising from which the following are extracts, the circulation of the Scriptures, is matter of notoriety, the author is frequently noticed in Dr. Pink' himself having published a detailerton's communications, and in ed account, they cannot withhold those of his correspondents; and such interesting statements from your Committee have much plea- the Society. sure in proceeding to lay before “ Many adults and married persons you a few extracts of letters bear- learned to read, in order to make theming upon this important subject, word of God. Very many learned whole
selves individually acquainted with the premising, however, that they feel chapters, or such single verses by heart as that the duty of the Society would had proved of great edification to them, be the same, were they to receive and committed the Epistles and Gospels
in the church services to memory. The no such encouragements, but mere.
whole day they carried their New Testaly to learn that the copies had ments about with them; and whenever been received and distributed; they could rest a few moments from their that in many instances they had labours, they eagerly took them out, and been accepted with gratitude by In most families social worship was intro
edified themselves in the perusal of them. the poor; and that many of them daced; and on all such occasions a porhave prayed for a blessing on the tion, or even whole chapters, of the New
Testament were read. In fine, the word undauntedly and with alacrity continue to of God had acquired a high and divine sow the seed of his holy word, wherever importance in their eyes, and every one we find an opportunity for so doing; and was glad and eager to possess it.
where this is wanting at present, let us “ The written word of God, and the not be weary in praying to the Lord that preaching of the Gospel, now became of He may himself open new channels for primary importance to them; and they the dissemination of his word! found it to be daily more valuable, more And, O Lord! be pleased to unite thy consolatory, and more indispensable to Spirit with thy word, so that he may acthem. The Bible was their favourite company it with a vivifying power to the book of reading, and their sole guide and hearts of all who receive it, and so that director in faith, doctrine, and conduct. the whole world may with gratitude know They proved every thing by it, and reject and confess that there is salvation for us ed whatever did not accord with it. The in none other save in thee, the Son of number of those who inquired after the God, who wast crucified, dead and buried, word of God daily increased. My stock but art now risen, and reignest in heaven of Testaments was several times exhaust. for evermore!" ed; but, at my request, the venerable Bri. tish and Foreign Bible Society always sent
Your Committee now proceed me fresh supplies.
to a brief notice of the various
Bible Societies on the continent " This event* is mainly and principally the fruit of the distribution of the Sacred with which your Agent has corScriptures, and affords a conclusive proof responded, and which have been of the blessings which in these days aitend furnished with the Scriptures from the Bible Societies. And, oh! may, the Frankfort, or, as in some few infriends of the Lord in England regard the result as the most acceptable thanks stances, direct from London. which we can offer for their generous and
The Bible Society formed in benevolent grants of the word of God, so Alsace in 1830, have received 500 affectionately and so disinterestedly be copies. Its distribution in two stowed upon the poor people of Carlshuld. Many were the prayers which were offer: years have amounted to 1100. Its ed up, with tears of gratitude, to the Lord friends furnish the Scriptures to by them in behalf of their generous bene. Protestants, Roman Catholics, the factors; and the Lord will graciously listen soldiery, and more particularly to the earnest entreaties of his children, travelling mechanics. and pour out the choicest blessings of his Divine grace upon our distant friends! The CARLSRUHE Ladies' Asso
“May the friends of the Lord also not ciation is extending its useful laof God among the Catholics in Bavaria! bours, according to its means, to I am fully convinced, that in due season,
the surrounding country. The it will, by the blessing of the Lord, pro- MARBURG Society has issued, since duce fruit a thousand fold. By the distri: the time of publishing its last rebution of the sacred volume in the fens of the Danube alone, and the neighbourhood, port, 463 copies. you have enabled several hundred persons to attain to the possession and enjoyment tributed about 2000 copies, in a
The WALDECK Society has disof the grace and truth of the Gospel; and there are still some hundreds who are population consisting of 52,000 powerfully laid hold of by the same grace souls. 200 Bibles have been grantand truth, yea, are convinced of the same, ed to these friends. The Secretabut yet do not possess the requisite courage, in spite of ridicule, contumely, and perry of the Lubeck Society expresses secution, openly to declare themselves in a confident hope that their operafavour of it. The Lord, however, who has tions for the spiritual benefit of begun the good work in them, will complete others are improving. The Luit: ho will inspire them with, courage beck Society has issued in the and cheerfulness, openly and without hesitation to range themselves on his side. whole 5771 copies, and its last reLet us, therefore, beloved friends and port mentions some pleasing evibrethren in the Lord, not desist in our la- dences of the good resulting from bours in the work of the Lord, but let us
their distributions. At Rostock, 600 persons in this place have formed a fire having occurred, in which themselves into a Protestant church. several copies of the Sacred Scrip
tures fell a prey to the flames, could be done; but the stock of the Cothey have been replaced by a fresh logne Bible Society is now quite exhaustsupply. The issues of the Rostock ed, and thus we need very much to be, as
soon as possible, assisted, and furnished Society amount to 11,879 copies. with new supplies.” To the WURTEMBURG Society, at its earnest request, 1000 Testa. specting the schools for which a
The same gentleman writes rements have been voted, and Mr. Gundert of Stuttgard having fur: portion of the above supplies were
destined: nished an account of a former
“ The word of God is lately desired for supply, 300 copies of Van Ess's
all the schools in the Kreis Wolfhagen, Testament have been placed at his and in the Kreis Rotenburg, in the coundisposal. The issues of the Wur- try of Hessen. Now, the Berg Bible Sotemburg Society from its com ciety has sent 700 copies to the Kreis mencement, amount to 234,774 schools (some of them are attended by
Wolfhagen for the schools; but for the 62 copies.
150 children) in the Kreis Rotenburg, The Bavarian Society states its not a copy is yet sent. Besides this, the distributions to have amounted to Rev. Mr. Busch at Lohlback in the Kreis 3130 Bibles and 374 Testaments. the word of God for many schools in that
Frankenberg, has requested 540 copies of A supply of 500 Testaments has district, and to him also not a copy has been granted to it. The Saxon yet been sent.” Society is carried on with consi
The Berg Bible Society at Elderable success, having issued dur
has been furnished with ing the year 3940 Bibles and 402
450 Bibles and 1998 Testaments, Testaments.
and has remitted 60l. Its issues The NEUWIED Society has issued in the year amount to 8624. Col814 copies during the year, and showed your Agent a list of 50 fa- much success. The friends write:
porteurs have been employed with milies, in a single village, which had been found without the Scrip
“ In the moan time, we continue to retures. At Bonn, Professor Scholtz ceive, through our colporteur, the most
cheering intelligence from the districts of has taken charge of 400 copies of Upper Berg, Nassau, Lugen, Witgenstein, Van Ess's Testament for distribu Berlonburg, and other parts, proving to us tion among the Catholics, and 100 that the hunger after God's word is very Hebrew Bibles and 50 Greek Tes- great, while, at the same time a grievous taments have been voted for the countries. A fresh door has also been
want of Bibles prevails in the Protestant poor students in the university. opened to us in the district of Treves, on The Cologne Society has re
the mountains of the Hundsrucken, borceived fresh supplies from Frank- dering on the frontiers of France, for infort of 500 Bibles and 1570 Testa- living word of God which lighteth every
troducing into that benighted country the ments, and remitted 50l. There have likewise been forwarded from London, 1000 pocket Testaments,
Professor Tholuck, of Halle, to meet an extraordinary demand has received a further supply
of which has arisen among the Saxon
66 Hebrew Bibles, and 100 Gertroops stationed in that city. Of man Bibles and Testaments. The this desire Mr. Stockfield, a mis- Bibles formerly granted have been, sionary residing there, writes:
he says, without exception, sold;
nor have they, he adds, been unac« The desire after the New Testament is, at present, in this country very great companied with the blessings of among the many thousands of soldiers
the Lord. The association at that are now here, chiefly from countries BUCHWALD, under the presidency in which Bible Societies have yet done of the Countess of Reden, has been but very little. Thus the Lord has now
furnished with 250 Bibles. The opened a door before us for the circulation of his word, even in those countries where BuntzLAU Society has received till this time but very little or nothing
100 Van Ess's Testaments. To