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The extraordinary abilities of Kossuth as an | that state; in Massachusetts a petition with more orator, his attractive personal qualities, and the than one hundred thousand signatures, has been grandeur of his propositions, continue to occupy offered in the legislature for such a law, and simithe generous regard of the people of the Unit- lar efforts are being made in New York and other ed States, but the impression which obtained at States. one time that the national government would in In Mexico there is a continuance of the imbeci. any manner or degree enter into his plans for lity of the government and the agitations of faccontining a future contest for the liberty of Hun- tions. Rumors, constantly varying, in regard to gary exclusively to the two parties most immedi- the conduct and prospects of Caravajal, leave us ately interested, appears to have been very gen- in doubt whether any thing of real importance erally given up. This country will continue to en- will grow out of his attempts at revolution in the courage and aid oppressed peoples by showing how northern provinces. The administration appears wisely and efficiently its servants can attend to to have acted with decision, but probably with her own affairs. At the same time it is not to be impotence so far as the final result is concerned, in doubted that citizens in their private capacity may regard to the Tehuantepec railroad contract. and will do much for the illustrious exile who pleads South America presents the usual series of disamong us for the means of opposing the oppres- turbances, with some facts which indicate a prosBors of his nation. Kossuth has been entertained pect of repose; but all such prospects in the at public banquets since he left New-York by the Spanish states of this continent are apt to be de authorities of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washing- ceptive. The birthday of Bolivar was celebrated ton, Appapolis, and Harrisburg; he has been re- at Caracas on the 28th of October with great public ceived by the President of the United States, the festivities. Treaties between Brazil and Uruguay two houses of Congress, and the legislatures of were formed for alliance, military aid, commerce Maryland and Pennsylvania ; and on the 7th of and navigation, and the mutual surrender of criJanuary he dined with the representatives, sena- minals, on the 12th of October. We learn froin tors, and other persons connected with the gov- Buenos Ayres that, through November, Rosas was ernment, at Washington, and Daniel Webster, making great preparations to meet Urquiza. He Lewis Cass, William H. Seward, and Stephen A. had established a corps of observation in the diDouglass made speeches on the occasion expres. rection of Entre Rios to look out for an in vasion. sive of their personal respect and sympathy, and A considerable emigration was taking place from their anxiety as individuals to see Hungary inde- | Buenos Ayres to Montevideo, mostly of previous pendent. Mr. Cass indeed went so far as entirely residents of the latter city. to endorse the doctrine of Kossuth respecting in- In Great Britain the most important recent tervention to insure non-intervention. Kossuth is event is the retirement of Lord Palmerston from now in the state of Ohio, and he probably will re- the cabinet, in which he held the place of Secremain in this country long enough—since the French tary of State for Foreign Affairs. "This occurred revolution has at least deferred any great and unit on the 22d of December. The causes of Lord ed movement of the European democracy-to visit Palmerston's retirement are a subject of much all the principal cities of the valley of the Mis- unsatisfactory speculation, and the fact is genersissippi.

ally regretted by the friends of political liberty in But little important business has yet been ac. Europe. His successor is Lord Granville, a nocomplished in Congress, though numerous bills bleman of manly and liberal character, heretofore have been introduced, as is usual in the early connected with the government. It is appréweeks of the session. On the morning of the 24th hended that the popular feeling may induce the of December, a portion of the capitol, occupied recall of Lord Palmerston to be the head of a new by the national library, was destroyed by fire, with ministry. Great Britain has now no enroy resinearly sixty thousand printed volumes, and many dent in the United States, but it is not improbable DISS., maps, medals, portraits, sculptures, and that Sir Henry Bulwer will return to this country other works of art.

for the final settlement of affairs connected with The legislatures of several of the states are Central America. It is understood ohcially that now in session. Those of Ohio, Michigan, Missis. the attack of a British may-of-war on the United sippi, Wisconsin and California, met on the 5th of States steamer Prometheus, at Greytown, was January; those of New York, Pennsylvania and entirely unauthorized Delaware, on the 6th; those of Maryland and The Admiralty have determined not to send Massachusetts, on the 7th; that of Indiana, on the another expedition in search of Sir Joha Franklin, 8th; those of Virginia and Illinois, on the 12th; by way of Behring's Straits. The Plorer is to be that of New Jersey, on the 13th ; that of Majne, communicated with each year by a man-of-iraron the 14th, and that of Louisiana, on the 19th. the Amphitrite is the next. The proposed overland No great national questions have been promi- expedition of Lieut. Pym has been abandoneri. nently before the state legislatures, except that 'The English war at the Cape of Good Hope of our foreign relations, with special reference to continues with little change, though a few im. Hungarv, upon which the assemblies in the seve- portant successes by the English are reported. ral states appear to be less conservative than The war appears to be condemned by a large Congress. The most important subject of local and respectable portion of the journals and the administration, is that of the suppression of the people at home. In its character and details it sales of intoxicating liquors. The law of Maine, continues to resemble our own contest with the enacted last year, will probably be sustained in Indians in Florida.

The month of December, 1851, witnessed, in of Justice are required to meet immediately, on France, the successful accomplishment of a coup pain of dismissal, to proceed to judgment against d'état not less daring than any that marked the the President and his accomplices. It is enjoined earlier annals of that country. It is asserted that on all functionaries and depositaries of authority the personal security of the President was men- that they obey the requisition made in the name of aced with imminent danger, when, on the evening the Assembly, under penalty of forfeiture and the of the 1st of December, he came to the resolution punishment prescribed for high treason." While to strike the first blow. The measures he imme This decree was being signed, another was unanidiately took were, to issue an appeal to the peo mously passed, naming General Oudinot commandple denouncing the conduct of the Assembly, er of the forces, and M. Tamisier chief of the staff. and declaring it dissolved; a proclamation to These decrees had scarcely been signed by all the army, telling them that “to-day, at this solemn present, when a company of soldiers entered, and moment, I wish the voice of the army to be heard;" required them to disperse. The Assembly refused and a decree“ in the name of the French people," to do so, when, after some parley, two commissaof which the articles were—“1. The National As-ries de police were brought, the presidents were sembly is dissolved; 2. Universal Suffrage is re-arrested, and the whole body of members present, established the law of the 31st May is abrogated; / 230 in number, were marched across the city to 3. The French people is convoked in its elective the barracks of the Quai d'Orsay. The next day colleges from the 14th of December to the 21st of they were distributed to the prisons of Mount VåDecember following ; 4. The state of siege is de- lerien, Mazas, and Vincennes; and the generals creed through the first military division; 5. The Cavaignac, Lamoricière, Bedeau, and Changarnier, Council of State is dissolved ; 6. The Minister of were sent to Ham. During the day the populathe Interior is charged with the execution of the tion viewed the soldiers in the streets merely as a present decree.” The appeal to the people con- spectacle, and no violent excitement occurred. At tained these further propositions: * Persuaded ten o'clock on Wednesday morning some members that the instability of power, that the preponder of the Mountain appeared in the Rue d'Antoine, ance of a single Assembly, are the permanent and raised the cry Aux armes ! The party they causes of trouble and discord, I submit to your collected immediately began to erect a barricade suffrages the fundamental basis of a constitution at the corner of the Rue St. Marguerite. Troops which the Assemblies will develop hereafter-1. were quickly at the spot, when the barricade was A responsible chief named for ten years ; 2. The carried, and the representative Baudin was killed. Ministers dependent on the executive alone; 3. A Some other barricades were raised in the afterCouncil of State formed of the most distinguished noon, but as quickly destroyed. General Magnan, men, preparing the law, and maintaining the dis- the commander-in-chief of the army of Paris, seecussion before the legislative corps; 4. A legisla- ing the day was passed in insignificant skirmishes, tive corps, discussing and voting the laws, named pow determined to withdraw bis small posts, to by universal suffrage, without the scrutin de liste allow the discontented to gather to a head. On the which falsifies the election; 5. A second Assem- morning of the 4th it was reported that the inbly formed of all the illustrious persons of the pa-surrection had it focus in the Quartiers St. Antion—a preponderating power, guardian of the toine, St. Depis, and St. Martin, and that several fundamental pact and of public liberty.” At an barricades were in progress. The General deearly hour, on the 2d, these manifestoes were ferred his attack until two o'clock, when the varifound covering the walls of Paris, and at the same ous brigades of troops acted in concert. The bartime the principal thoroughfares were filled with ricades were attacked in the first instance by troops of the line.

artillery, and then carried at the point of the The President had taken precantions that the bayonet. There were none wbich offered very National Guard should not be called out. The serious resistance, and the whole contest was over Generals Changarnier, Cavaignac, Bedeau, Lamo. about five o'clock. In the evening, however, fresh ricière, Letio, Colonel Charras, MM. Bazé, Thiers, barricades were raised in the Rues Montmartre and Brun, the Commissary of Police of the Assembly, Montorgueil, and others in the Rues Pagevin and and others of the leading heads of parties, were des Fosses Montmartre, which were successfully arrested before they had risen for the day. Many attacked in the night by the officers in command members of the Assembly gathered at the house of those quarters. On the 5th the last remains of M. Daru, one of their Vice-Presidents, and, hav- of street-fighting were effectually quelled. The ing him at their head, proceeded to their ordinary loss to the military in these operations was twenplace of meeting, but found access effectually bar- ty-five men killed, of whom one was Lieut.-Col. red by the Chasseurs de Vincennes, a corpse re- Loubeau, of the line, and 184 wounded, of whom cently returned from Algeria. These men forcibly seventeen were officers. The number of insurwithstood the entrance of the members, some of gents killed is unknown, but they are estimated whom were slightly wounded. Returning with M. at from two to three thousand, including, unfortuDaru, they were invited by General Lauriston to nately, many indifferent persons, who were acci. the Marie of the 10th arrondissement, where they dentally passing along the boulevards when the formed a sitting, presided over by two of their soldiery suddenly opened their sweeping fire. Vice-Presidents, M. Vitel and M. Benvist d'Azy The insurgents taken with arms in their hands (M. Daru having meanwhile been arrested), and were carried to the Champ de Mars, and there proceeded to frame a decree to the following ef- shot by judgment of court martial. Most of the fect : “ Louis Napoleon Bonaparte is deprived of political prisoners arrested were discharged after bis functions as President of the Republic, and the a few days, some of the mere formidable only becitizens are commanded to refuse hinn obedience ; | ing longer detained. the executive power passes in full right to the Nal By a decrer of the President dated the 2d Detional Assembly; the judges of the High Court | cember, the French people were convoked in their

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respective districts for the 14th of the month to prisoners, made in the last expedition against the accept or reject the following plébiscite : “ The Isle of Cuba, as are citizens of the United States, French people wills the maintenance of the autho- whether they be already in Spain, undergoing the rity of Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, and delegates punishments they have incurred, or whether they be to him the powers necessary to frame a Constitu- still in Cuba. The queen on the 20th of December tion on the bases proposed in his proclamation of gave birth to a priucess, who is heir to the throne. the 2d December.” On that day the voting con- From China there are reports that the Emperor sequently commenced by universal suffrage; and has been compelled to resign in favor of the revothe President has been re-elected for ten years by lutionary general, whose triumphant march through a majority greatly exceeding that of his contest many revolted provinces has, from time to time, with Cavaignac. In Paris, of 394,049 registered been noticed in the last half year. The statevoters 197,091 have voted in the affirmative;ment, however, does not appear to be credited by 95.511, in the negative; and 96,819 abstained some of the best informed London journals. from voting. The majority for Louis Napoleon The Queen of Madagascar is bent on extermibeing 191,500. In the provinces he has had a nating Christianity in her dominions, and has long majority of eight to one. The inauguration of the mercilessly persecuted those who prefer the “new usurper took place in the church of Notre Dame religion.” . In the last outburst of this protracted on the 3d of January, and the new order of things persecution, four persons were burnt alive; fourhas been recognized by all the courts of Europe. teen precipitated from a high rock and crushed to

On the 25th of November a French squadron death; a hundred and seventeen persons conappeared before Salee, to claim satisfaction for an demned to work in chains as long as they live; act of piracy committed by the inhabitants of that twenty persons cruelly flogged with rods, besides towu. "The Caid asked for six days to take the 1,748 other persons mulcted in heavy penalties, orders of the Emperor of Morocco; and the Caid reduced into slavery, and compelled to buy them. of Rabat sent a similar evasive reply. The next selves back, or deprived of their wives and famiday the French bombarded the place for seven lies. Persons of rank have been degraded, and hours, the fire being returned by both forts of sent as forced laborers to carry stone for twelve Rabat and Salee. The Admiral, however, con- months together to build houses; and, in an evdfined his chastisement to the latter, which he tho- | less variety of other ways have the maddened pasroughly performed, and fired the town in several sions of one wicked woman been permitted now places. The French fleet arrived at Tangier on for years past to plunge a great country in ruin. the morning of the 29th, when the Consul-General ! There has been a serious Mussulman riot at for Morocco and several officers of the squadron Bombay, occasioned by the Parsee editor of an landed, and had an interview with the Bashaw of illustrated newspaper, in each number of which is the province, which ended in a satisfactory ar- given a life and portrait of some remarkable hisrangement, to the great relief of the people of | torical character, having published-in the series Tangier, who were in consternation at the pros- | (next to one of Benjamin Franklin)-a life and porpect of sharing the fate of their neighbors.

trait of Mahomet. Both are said to have been From Austria we learn the partial amelioration unexceptionable, according to European ideas, but in private business of the financial difficulties. the whole Mussulllan population (145,000 in num The Emperor published, on the 1st of January, ber), considered their faith insulted and outraged decrees, that whereas the provisions of the consti- by the publication, holding it sacrilege and idolatution were cancelled by the imperial edict of try to imagine and print any likeness whatever of August 20, 1851, the last principles of political so sacred a personage. right conceded by the constitution are now disa The Wababces, who inhabit the interior and vowed. There now exists no political right in the highland portion of Arabia, have pillaged the boly empire. The Austrian government continues to cities of" Mecca and Medina, destroying the watch with the keenest anxiety the proceedings mosques, sacking the cities, and carrying off numof the exiled Italians and Hungarians, and by ve-bers of women and children into the desert. It ry stringent arrangements in regard to the press, is supposed to be in revenge for the punishment and the interdiction of most foreign journals, keeps inflicted on them thirty years ago, when they had the “ dangerous classes” in ignorance of the sym- conquered the same cities. pathy with which they are regarded from abroad. / The Turkish government has introduced the cul

The Queen of Spain, by a spontaneous act of "ture of cotton in the vicinity of Damascus, with seed her royal clemency, granted a pardon to all such procured from the United States. It is successful.

Scientific Discourrirs and Procredings of Irarurd Sorirties.

In London, among the scientific questions of a yet the fibre has undergone a change. Thus, takpractical kind much discussed, is that of a patenting a coarse cotton fabric, and acting upon it by process for contracting the fibres of calico, and the proper solution of caustic soda, this could be of obtaining on calico thus prepared colors of much | made much finer in appearance; and if the finest brilliancy. It is regarded by chemists as likely to calico made in England-known as one hundred lead to valuable results. In the British Associa- and eighty picks to the web-be thus acted on, it tion, it was described as the discovery that a solu-l immediately appears as fine as two hundred and tion of cold but caustic soda acts peculiarly on sixty picks. Stockings of open weaving assume a cotton fibre, immediately causing it to contract; much finer texture by the condensation procesa ; and although the soda can be readily washed out, but the effect of the alteration is most strikingly shown by colors: the tint of pink cotton velvet | EXPERIMENTS on the application of electro-magbecomes deepened to an intense degree; and print- netism as a motive power, have been made with ed calicoes, especially with colors bitherto applied some striking results in Paris, as well as in this with little satisfaction-such as lilac-come out country. M. Dumont, in a paper on the subject with strength and brilliancy, besides producing submitted to the Female Academy, states, “ that if fabrics finer than could be possibly woven by hand. in the production of great power the electro-magThe strength, too, is increased by this process; for netic force is inferior to that of steam, it becomes a string of calico which breaks with a weight of equal to it, and perhaps superior in the production thirteen ounces when not soaked, will bear twenty of small power, which may be subdivided, varied, ounces when balf condensed by the caustic soda. and introduced into employments or trades re

quiring but little capital, and where the absolute At a recent meeting of the Paris Academy of value of the mechanical power is less essential Sciences, M. Yvart read an important practical than the facility of proclucing instantaneously and Memoir on the production of Wool, in the Merino at pleasure the power itself.” In this point of view race. He teaches that the only means of obtain. electro-magnetic power comes to complete, not to ing fine wool-taking into account the weight of supersede, that of steam. the sheep's body,-is the employment of races of small size. When the skin is very delicate, it In the papers of the celebrated Lalande, resecretes less of wool than when it is otherwise ;- cently presented to the Paris Academy of Sciences, the fineness of the wool is proportioned to that of by M. Arago, there is a note to the effect that so the skin. Those countries in which the winter is far back as the 25th of October, 1800, he and long or cold, or where the sheep remains in the Burckhardt were of opinion, from calculations, fold the greater part of the year, and does not lie that there must be a planet beyond Uranus, and on ploughed lands, are especially suited to the pro- they occupied themselves for some time in trying duction of the finest and most elastic wools, those to discover its precise position. This is a very cuchiefly sought after for manufacture of cloth. Trious fact for astronomers.

Recent Deaths. Joel R. Poinsett, LL.D., long distinguished in , America, to ascertain the result of the rerolutions society and in affairs, died at his residence in which had recently occurred in that quarter. Statesburg, South Carolina, on the 12th of De- While in Chili, he heard of the declaration of war cember. The first American ancestor of Mr. between England and America. Embarking in Poinsett came to this country from Soubisi, near the frigate Essex, to return to this country, with a Rochelle, in France, soon after the revocation of view to enter the army, he was made a prisoner the edict of Nantz. His father was a physician, on the surrender of that vessel to the British by and served in the Revolution under Count Pulaski. Commodore Porter. The British Commander reHe himself was born at Charleston on the second fused to allow his return home with the rest of the of March, 1779, and, after having passed some prisoners, regarding him as a dangerous enemy of time at the school of the Rev. Timothy Dwight England, and he therefore determined to cross the (afterward President of Yale College), at Green- continent to the Atlantic. He passed the Andes field, Connecticut, he was sent, at the close of the in the month of April, when they were covered Revolution, to England, to complete his studies, with snow, and, after great difficulties, reached and for the advantages of foreign travel. Return- | Buenos Ayres. He succeeded, in a Portuguese ing in 1800, when he was twenty-one years of age, vessel, in reaching Madeira, where, on his arrival, he commenced the study of law in the office of he learned that a treaty of peace had been conMr. Desaussure, afterwards Chancellor of South cluded. Soon after he reached South Carolina, he Carolina. Before his adınission to the bar, he was elected to the Legislature of that State, in which again embarked for Europe, extending his travels he devoted himself chiefly to the establishment of to Switzerland, Bavaria, Austria, and the northern a system of internal improvements. In 1821 he countries of the continent. At St. Petersburg he was elected to Congress, from the Charleston Disbecame acquainted with the Emperor Alexander, trict, and was twice re-elected to that body. In soon after his accession, and was received by him 1822, he was sent to Mexico, by President Monroe, with marked partiality, and often questioned re- to obtain information with regard to the governspecting the peculiar institutions of this country. On ment under Iturbide. He performed this mission one occasion, after he had been expatiating at large with signal success. Foreseeing the speedy downon the advantages of America, the Czar exclaimed, fall of the imperial admiuistration, he gave his * Were I not an emperor, I would be a republi- | advice against all connection with it, on the part can." Declining the offer of a place in the ser- of this country. He had scarcely returned home, vice of the Emperor, he commenced a tour into when Iturbide abdicated the throne. Soon after the East, travelling through Persia and Armenia, the election of Mr. Adams, which he had strongly and, returning to Europe, resided for some time in opposed, Mr. Poinsett was again appointed Minisits principal capitals. On the breaking out of dif- ter to Mexico, where he remained until the summer ficulties between the United States and Great of 1829. His important services in this period are Britain, in 1808, he returned to his own country, amply detailed in a memoir of his political life, and applied to Mr. Madison for a commission in in the first volume of the Democratic Review, and the army. Owing to some objections by the were warmly approved in the first avnual message Secretary of War, he did not obtain the commis- of President Jackson. On returning to the United sion, but was sent by the President to South States, he devoted himself to the pursuits of pri

vate life, in South Carolina. When the States important present to the cause of sound biblical Rights controversy broke out, he again engaged in interpretation that had ever been made in the political affairs, and became a prominent advocate English language.” In Germany also it secured of the principles of the Union party, as opposed to for Professor Stuart the highest consideration; and Nullification. In 1836, he was nominated by his it continues in all countries to be regarded as one friends as a candidate for the State Senate, and of the noblest examples of philological theology was elected with but little opposition. On the and exegetical criticism. In 1832 Professor Stuart formation of Mr. Van Buren's cabinet, Mr. Poinsett published another great work of a similar characaccepted the office of Secretary of War. On the ter: his Commentary on the Epistle to the Ro election of Gen. Harrison he retired to his home mans. It was distinguished for a profoundness in South Carolina, where he devoted himself to of research, for an intensity and minuteness of those literary pursuits which formed the pleasure philological labor, and a singleness of purpose to of his life; and thence he issued, only two years arrive at the meaning of the apostle, without reago, those stirring appeals against secession, which gard to any preconceived or partisan opinions, were among the most powerful influences for the which obtained for it a regard as an authority preservation of the endangered peace of the Union equal to that awarded to its predecessor. In at that period. Mr. Poinsett received the degree 1845 he published a Commentary on the Apocaof Doctor of Laws from Columbia College in this lypse ; a profoundly learned and critical work, in city, and he was a member of many learned societies which the interpretation of this difficult book vain this country, and in Europe. Besides his Notes ries much from ihat which has been most generally on Mexico, written soon after his last return from received. In the same year he also gave to the that country, he published several addresses, was church a Critical History and Defence of the Old a large contributor to the Southern Quarterly Testament Canon. His devotion to biblical aitiReview and other periodicals, and furnished some cism continued to the close of his life, and we beimportant papers to the Paris Geographical Society, lieve, his last use of the pen was in the correction of and other learned associations abroad and at home. the concluding sheets of a volume of Commentaries.

In bis later years Professor Stuart entered into Moses STUART, D. D., of the Theological Semi- | political controversies, and was particularly disnary at Andover, died at his residence in that tinguished for his defence of the policy of Dr. town on the 4th of January, in the seventy-second Webster, in a pamphlet untitled Conscience and year of his age. He was born in Wilton, Conn., the Constitution. He also ventured very injudiMarch 16, 1780; was graduated at Yale College in ciously into the field of classical criticism, in an 1799 ; and was a tutor in that institution from 1802 edition of Cicero, which was sharply reviewed by to 1804. After having studied the profession of Professor Kingsley of Yale College; and he lost the law, he turned his attention to theology, and reputation in his more legitimate sphere by a conin 1806 was ordained pastor of the Central Controversy with Professor Conant, of Madison Unigregational church in New Haven. He was versity, growing out of bis translation of the He called to the Professorship of Sacred Literature in brew Grammar of Gesenius. It is not to be denied Andover Theological Seminary in 1810, and con- that in measuring his strength against that of these tinued for nearly forty years to discharge its im- accomplished scholars, he was signally unfortunate portant duties. Professor Stuart was a man of In his personal character he was simple, sincere, great natural abilities, honorable principles, and enthusiastic, brave, and religious. He was well a strong will; for a long period he occupied the entitled to the great respect in which he was held first place among cultivators of sacred learning in by the church. He had been ordained for high this country; and though younger men, with services, and he had accomplished them. Every larger opportunities, have recently attained to duty of which he was capable was finished, and greater eminence, no one in the same field has he could have added nothing to his good reputa ever exercised a more important and advanta- tion if his years had been prolonged geous influence. His first considerable work was a Hebrew Grammar, published in 1823. It William GrimsHAW, born in Ireland in 1781, scarcely deserves comparison with the more cele- but nearly all his life a resident of this country, brated performance of Gesenius, of which Profes- where he was for many years well known as a sor Stuart himself gave to the public a translation, writer, died near Philadelphia on the 8th of Janmore than twenty years after the publication of vary. Besides editing and rewriting a considerahis own work; but for some time after its original ble portion of Baine's History of the Wars gros appearance it was the best Hebrew Grammar in ing out of the French Revolution, he was the authe English language. In 1825 he was associated thor of Histories of Great Britain, France, and with Professor Robinson in the production of a several other countries, which for a long time Greck Grammar of the New Testament; in 1827 were very generally used as text-books in schools, he published his Commentary on the Epistle to the and he also wrote The American Chesterfield, Hebreus ; in 1829 bis Hebrew Chrestomathy, and in The Ladies' Lexicon, and numerous smaller rol. 1830 his Course of Hebrew Study. His Commen- umes, which were creditable to his abilities. His tary on the Hebrews, was received as an acces- reading was extensive, and his knowledge of sion to the body of permanent theological litera- events during his lifetime, particularly in British ture. It was spoken of in England as “the most affairs, was minute and accurate. His mind lost valuable pbilological aid” that had been published none of its vigor with the approach of age, and in " for the critical study of that important, and in his fine countenance, and imposing figure, there many respects difficult book ;" and the late Dr. were no appearances of decay. His love of readPye Smith, one of the first biblical, theological, ing continued to the last, and within a year he and classical scholars in Great Britain, stated, that frequently employed his pen on such subjects as he felt it to be his duty to describe it as "the most | he took an especial interest in.

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