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30.- A Translation of the New TestaThe country of Switzerland has long ment into Arabic: originally commenced stood foremost in Europe, as abouvding in by the late Rev. Henry Martyn, since repicturesque scenery. Italy, it is true, pos- vised and completed by the Rev. Thomas sesses the charm of recalling classical ideas, Thomason, and printed at the expence of and the enthusiasm of youthful days re

the British and Foreign Bible Society. vives at the sight of places familiar to our The following Oriental Works, menstudious years. But the grand of nature tioned in the appendix to the discourse of unites with the tranquil, the domestic, and the happy, to impart peculiar force to the Honorable the Acting Visitor of the many a Swiss Landscape, and combina- College of Fort Willian, at the Disputation of objects, This has been felt, and tions of 1815 have since been published. artists have almost exhausted these. A

Ist.--A K,Huree Bolee and English Vonew track is now opened, and the artists cabulary; by Lieutenant William Price, are endeavouring to perpetuate the pa: Assistant Professor of the Bengalee and triotism of their countrymen, by historical Sopskrit languages in the college of Fort scenes, taken on the spot, of the most re

William. markable events of their country: Schweizerscenen, &c. Remarkable scenes

2d.—A collection of Original Letters, in of Swiss bistory. This work is published the Muhratta language, published for the in numbers, consisting of four coloured

use of students, by the Rev. Dr. William aquatinta plates. The third number, just Carey, Professor of the Bengalee, Sunpublished, contains,

scrit, and Mubratta languages, in the ColThe Capture of the Castle of Rozberg, lege of Fort William. in the Canton of Unterwald, Jan. 1, 1808.

31.—The second part of the Qamoos, The inhabitants of the Canton present edited by Shuekh Uhmud, a native of ing their gifts to the bailiff of Laudenberg. Yumun, in Arabia.

The bailiff being taken prisoner, obliged 41h.-The second edition of the Gooli to swear, in the most solemn manver, to Buhawulee, for the use of the students in the Swiss, that he would never again set the Hindcostanee Department of the colbis foot on their territory.

lege, by Captain Thomas Roebuck, ActThe old Rédiog holding a conference ing Secretary to the Council of the Colwith the armed inhabitauts of the Canton lege, and Public Examiner in the College of Schwyz, before the baitle of Morgarten. of Fort William.

5th - The Rootbee, a Treatise on Logic; INDIAN LITERATURE.

edited by Muo!uvees Jan Ulec and UbCollege at Culcutta.

door Ruheeni, of the Arabic Department The following is a list of Works, mention of the College of Fort William. ed in the Appendix to the discourse of His Excellency the Visitor, at the Public dis A Grammar of the Kurnata Language, putations of 1814. These have been since by the Rev. Doctor William Carey. printed, or published, and consequently

2- At Bombay, the Dusateer, with the their contents are accessible to the public. ancient Persian Translations, and Com

That most singular performance the Du- mentary; and a Glossary of the Ancient sateer, printing at Bombay, will, no doubt, Persian Words ; by Moolla Feerooz Bin throw considerable light on many points Moolla Kuns; to which will be added an and opinions of Autiquity. We possess at English translation. The Dusateer is one present, but little, respecting the intellec-of the most singular books that have aptual and moral condition of the people for-peared in the East. It professes to be a merly under its influence. To acquire fur-collection of the writings of the different ther knowledge is to add another page to Persian Prophets, from the time of Muhthe History of Mankind.

abad, to the time of the Fifth Sasan, being

Fifteen in Number, of whom Zuratoosht, 1st.— The second volume of Mr. Haring. whom, following the Greeks, we call ton's Analysis of the Laws and Regulations, Zorooaster, was the thirteenth, and the enacted by the Governor General in fifth Sasan the last. This Sasan lived in Council.

the time of Khoosro Purveez, who was 2d.- A Grammar of the Chinese Lan- contemporary with the Emperor Heraguage, for the use of the Honorable the clius, and died only nine years before the Company's servants at China, by the Rev. destruction of the antient Persian monarRobert Morrison, Chinese Secretary to chy. The writings of these fifteen ProSupercargoes at Canton.

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phets are in a tongue of which no other and therein was a particular language, vestige appears to remain, and which bearing no resemblance to any tougue spowould have been wintelligible, without keu in ihris lower world, and it was called the assistance of the ancient Persian trans- the heavenly speech. Muhabud gave a disJatiou. It is quite a different larguage tinct language to every tribe, whom he from the Zhound, Puhluvee, and the Du sent to settle in such places as were best ree, the most celebrated of the dialects of suited to each ; and from theuce have Antient Persia, The Persian translation arisen the Persian, Hindee, Greek and professes to have been made by the fifth other tongues." Sasan' who has added a Commentary, iu

The Editor has bestowed many years of ' which some dificulties of the original text his life in the search of such Monuments, are expounded.

as cau illustrate the history, language and This work, though known to have existed opinions of the Ancient Persians, his ancesas late as the time of Shah Juhan, had tors. He has from a long familiarity with eluded the search of the curious in Oriental the style of the work, and with the chain History, and Autiquities in latter times. of Philosophical Doctrines which it conThe Copy from which the present edition tains, been abie, as he hopes, to correct will be published, was discovered by the many of the errors of the text, and to illusEditor at Ispahan, about forty-four years trate several of the peculiar opinions in the ago, when travelling in Persia, for the work. The Glossary is the labour of purpose of making some investigations many years, and of very extensive reading, regarding the History of the Early Persians, and can hardly fail to be acceptable to and particularly in search of materiais, for those who make the language of Persia setiling the disputes which prevailed among their study. the Parsees of India, regarding the Ancient An English Translation and Preface Persian Months, the differences of Opinion, will accompany the work, which will be regarding which had produced a schism published in two Volumes Octavo. at Surat. Tlie Editor is not aware of the existence of any other Copy of this work. It is however, cited by Buhram

The following work, entitled Bidya Furhad, the Author of the Sharistami Durpun, or the Mirror of Science, which Char-Chumun, who lived in the age of

was particularly noticed in the Appendix the Emperor Ukbur and of his son

to the discourse of his Excellency the Juhangeer. Indeed Buhram Fubad, who Visitor in 1814, is now ready for the Press, was a Parsee, followed the doctrines of the Oficers of the Army engaged in the study

and will be printed for the use of the Dusateer. It is often cited by lukecm Ibui Kbuluhfoot-Tubreeze Moohummud of that Dialect of the Hindee, usually Hoosuer, the Author of the Boorhani spoken by the Sepoys, in the event of the Qatiu, the most perfect and best Dictionary Editor meeting with encouragement suffiextant of the Persian Language, who lived cient to defray the mere expences attendin the age of Shah Juhau, and who often ing its publication. quotes the Dusateer, as his authority for words in the Old Persian. Moohummud A translation of the original treatise in Moohsin, wbo seems to bave been the Sunskrit of Shree Krishnu Turkalunkaru, Author of the celebrated work, entitled entitled Dayukrumu Sungruku, or an ab. the Dubistanı, which contains the Distory stract of the Law of Inheritance, by P. M. of the different Religious of Asia, takes the Wyoch, Esq. Dusateer as his guide in the account The above-mentioned work is described which he gives of the Ancient Persian by Mr. Colebrooke, in the Preface to his Religion, and it is remarkable, that Sir Translation of the two Treatises on the William Jones, who had never met with Law of Theritance to contain “a good the Dusateer, appears to have been compendium of the Law of iuberitance ac. singularly struck with the details borrowed cording to Jeemootu Valamu's text as exfrom it, and in his Sixth Discourse, speaks pounded by Shree Krishnu, the Commenof them as wouderfully curious, and as tator on the Dayhu Bhaga of Jeemootu throwing a new light on the History of Vahunu" the staudard authority of the ancient times.

School of Bengal. The translation of the In the Dubistan the Dusateer is thus work iu question is intended principally for mentio jed:-“ God revealed to Juhabad a the use of those members of the Judicial book called Dusuteer, in which were branch of the Civil Service in Bengal, who taught every language and science: it may not find leisure for the study of the was divided into many parts, there be elaborate treatise of Jeemootu Yabunu ing several volumes for every language ; himself.

PREPARING FOR

TIE PRESS.

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year, or even in a few successive years. INTERESTING INTELLIGENCE

With a candid allowance for the above impediments, this Society will not be con

sidered to have failed in its purpose; nor, BRITISH SETTLEMENTS IN INDIA. it is hoped, to have disappointed any rea

sonable expectations of its successiul 'adECCLESIASTICAL AFFAIRS.

vancement; when, on a review of its Bombay, June 9, 1816. transactions during the first lustrum of its Yesterday the Lord Bishop of Calcutta, existence, it is found to have procured consecrated the Church at this Presidency, from Europe, and distributed in different by the pame of St. Thomas's Church; for parts of Asia, above three thousand Poralthough the church was built nearly one tugueze Testaments ; to have printed, and hundred years since, no opportunity' had transmitted for distribution ou the coast of hitherto offered of legally consecrating it. Ceylon, 5,000 Tamul Testaments; to have On this occasion, the Bishop was met at the also printed, and sent to Ceylon, 2,000 door, by the Ciergy, and several of the Cingalese Testaments; to have printed, principal gentlemen of the Presidency- and sent to 'Amboyna, nearly 2,000 MaAnd the Right Honourable the Governor lay Testaments in the Roman character; and the members of Council attended the besides another thousand retained to acService. An excellent sermon was preach company an equal number of the Old Tesed by the Archdeacon.

tament, now in the press; to have comWe are happy to find it is the intention menced an edition of 2,000 copies of the of the Bishop to deliver lectures upon the Armenian Bible; and to have undertaken Litany on the Sunday evenings, during his to print 2,000 copies of the Tamui Bible; Lordship's stay at this Presidency.

2,000 of the Hindoostanee Testament in CALCUTTA.

the Nagree character, 1,000 copies of the

Old Testament, and 3,000 of the New Tes. Fifth ANNIVERSARY OF THE CALCUTTA tament, in the Malay Language and AraBible Society.

bic character, and an edition of the New On Wednesday the 21st February 1816, Testament in the Malayalim, or Malabar was held at the Town Hall, Calcutta, language and character, besides obtaining pursuant to advertisement, the Fifth Anni- from England, through the British and Fo. versary of this excelient institution, when reign Bible Society, 2,000 English Bibles, the President read the Report of the and the same number of Euglish TesiaSociety's proceedings during the last year. ments, which are now for sale at reduced The account was bighly pleasing and prices, at the society's Repository, or have satisfactory, and was rendered the more been sent to other places, where they interesting by a statement which it con were urgently wanted, as more specifically tained of what the Society has accomplisher detailed in the sequel." since the period of its institution in the To have effected so much jo the year 1811. Those who reflect on the short period of five years, argues that its inherent slowness of operations connected labours have beeu unremitted ; and when with the printing of large works in foreign it considered that, in addition to the languages, and the carrying on of corres-press, the Society in this place has, by the pondence between remote parts, must be influence of its example and patronage, gratified with the following modest but given rise to auxiliary institutions in other forcible summary of the Society's proceed places; when looking towards Bombay, ings, extracted from the Report.

Madras, Ceylon, Java, Malacca, Am“ Io a work of time, and slow progress, boyba, and Bercooler, we see them all such as the printing a correct version of either establishing independent auxiliary the Scriptures in different languages, form- associations for themselves, or poweriully ing new types, and bringing from a dis. co-operating with the Calcuita Society by tánce competent persons to assist in the pecuniary coutributions towards its geueconstruction of them, and superintend the ral objects ; in short, when we advert to press; but above all when a new translation its increased and increasing infuence on al of the portion of Scripture, intended for cir. sides, we feel assured that its bumerous culation, must be first made into a larguage patrons will see their niost sanguine exlittle known to Curopeans, betore any pectations surpassed. other measure cau be adopted; the bene In these eventful times nothing has apfits ultimately derivable from the annual peared to us more surprising, voting noie operation of this Society cannot be justly consoling and animating, than the nigdy appreciated by the works actually pub- efforts of the British and Foreign Bille solished, or distributed, in any particular ciety; a society, whose commencement is

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of recent date, but whose simple and pure, where Nature affords every requisite for object, appealing to the best feelings of that perfection, wbich art can finally Christians of every denomination, has ad obtain. There can be no doubt that the vanced with extraordinary rapidity, and indigenous fruits and vegetables, might be produced a combination of charitable la nost essentially improved by scientific culbour, to which history affords no parallel. tivation, and the rich soil and invariable The amount of receipts during the year summer of these regions, must be favour. ending iu May 1815, as appears by the ab- able to exotic introductions, under judicistract of the eleventh report of the British ous management and sedulous aitention.and Foreigu Bible Society already pub- It has always, however, been a matter of lished, had nearly reached the enorm regret, that amongst all our gardens, we

sum of £100,000! The hand of are absolutely without a gardener, and till Providence must be acknowledged by all, the Maili becomes a creature of a new in thus bringing to maturity an association species, we may say of the fields and planwhich has for its grand object the disper- tationssion of the word of God throughout the “ Man is the only growth that dwindles here." world ; and the Christian philanthropist

To introduce improved methods and rear will rejoice in contemplating the probable effects of sni an institution on the nations of gardeners as well as plants, are the chief the earth, in the course of a few years. We objects we understand of the present Socannot close this article without adverting ciety; the members of which will by their to the improvement that has been effecter subscriptions, secure a supply of the best this year, in the organization of the Calcutta vegetables and fruits, Indian or Europea n, Bible Society. The Rev. Dr. Bryre is now

for their tables; and of any curious associated with Mr. Thomason as joint plants or flowers which they may be deSecretary to the institution; which has sirous of introducing into gardens of their thereby assimilated itself to the fair image the purchase of an extensive piece of ground

The first measure of the Society is and proportions of the Parent Society. Thus in the vicinity of Calcutta, which is to be the representatives of the English, Scotch,

appropriated to the purpose of a nursery Portuguese, and Armenian Churches, appearing amongst the members of the Com. and kitchen garden; and the next step is ta mittee, present to the world, in lodia, the maintain an efficient establishment under

an able Superintendant. The expense of same happy union of Christians which has

the original purchase, and of the future proved so mighty in its operation, and so

establishment, must necessarily fall heavy, beneficial in its effects at home.

but it is not more so than will be adequate

perhaps to the abundance and superiority At a late Meeting of this Society, will be furnished, we infer, without

of the supply with which the subscribers Mr. Gibbon produced a Chart of the other charge and by the iminense public Monthly Variation of the Thermometer in bevefit that must accrue from such an InCalcutta, during the last four years.

90° stitution. was the highest, and 50o the lowest iu the scale.

The following Gentlemen were nomiTAPIR FOUND AT MALACCA.

pated a Committee, for giving currency to

the plan, and carrying it into execution :Major Farqahar communicated a Me.

John Palmer, Esq. Commodore Hayes, moir descriptive of an animal called Tapir John Williamson Fulton, Esq. Henry Alexfound at Malacca, but formerly supposed to ander, Esq: Dr. Wallich, and Edward be peculiar to America. There is some Brightman, Esq. difference between them, but not important. The proboscis of the Tapir of Ma

Dr. Wallich, Secretary and Treasurer. lacca is longer than that of America. The

BULLION IMPORTED. extreme length of the animal is seven feet The following is given as a correct stateand the height about three feet two. A ment of the Bullion imported into Caldrawing and ibe bones of the head accons cutta, during the month of May last. panied the Memoir.

Dollars, 8,29,674 or Sa. Rs. 17,11,202 10 HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY, INSTITUTED.

Persian Rupees, ............94,976

Silver and Gold value in do. -69,865 06 On Wednesday June 19, a meeting was beld, by sierai Gentlemen of the Press Treasure value Sicca Rs.,... 2,29,669 10

Silver,
.......... 5,05,124 9

0 deney, for the purpose of taking into con

Gold ditto, siderition the instirution of a forticultural Pagodas 7,500 or ..................

·38,800

· 20,250 Sovies : an establistineul of this descripPion has long beca desirable iu Bengal,

Total Rupees 25,99,287 13

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MILITARY PREDICTION.

Eminent Benefactim.-It is with tro or Sucb an arny—if army it may be dinary feeling of pleasurable gratification, called—and troops iu such a state are illthat it falls to our lot to record one of the calculated to meet an enemy well paid, most extensive and useful charitable lega- well disciplined, hitherto masters of the cies, which has for a considerable time past, field, and possessing extensive resources. come within the scope of our observation. The Pindarrees will certainly get themThe late Mr. Martroos, a respectable As- selves punished, and they well deserve it. menian Gentleman, directed by his last Will and Testament, that a considerable

TREASURE: EXTRAORDINARY PEARL. sum should be applied by his Executors, to The Lucbow Papers intimate that the the release of poor prisoners confined in treasure of the late Begum of Fyzabad, the Gaol of the Court of Requests. The was escorted by a guard uoder command intention of this beneficent donor, we un of Captain Robertson of the 11th Regiderstand, commenced to be fulfilled the ment Native Infantry, into the Nabob's latter end of the week; and oue-twelfth treasury, on thel8th of May. It amounted part of the entire sum, amounting to 2106 to eighty-four lacs and fifty thousand rurupees, was appropriated to the payment pees.-- These Papers state that durilig one of the debts of unfortunate persons confined of the Nabob's visits to the Resident, menja the above-mentioned prison; in conse tion having been made of the great pearl quesce of which, 108 persons obtained their now for sale in Calcutta, bis Highness liberation.

produced another of nearly a similar deNEW PROVINCES: NEPAUL.

scription, with the body of pearl, and the A regular communication is now esta | htad, arms, and tail of goii ani enamel : blished between the Company's provinces with this difference orly, that its face was and the Valley of Napaul by Aniowah, the that of a man, and that in its band it held Cheeriaghatee pass, and Muckwaopore

a sword and buckler. This curiosity survalley.

prised and delighted the spectators. PINDARREES: STATE OF THE ARMY. Our Uklibars froin Holkur's camp ex

The following singolar circumstance is tend to the 3d ultimo, and leave the Rajali's said to bave occurred during the late camtent, surrounded by groupes of disaffected paign in the Nepaul mountains. officers, who have again bad recourse to the tillery-man having deserted from the Bri. effectual process of sittingdhurnu, in order to tish camp was carried by the enemy to

the extort a scanty supply of money from their

Muckwanpore, and on reaching impoverished master. Accastomed as we

heights which commanded that fort, sudhave long been to the observance of the denly exclaimed, “ Is this your boasted extreme irregularity of mative courts in fort of Mackwanpore? Why” raising his paying the salaries of their domestics, we stick to his shoulder, and looking along it had no idea that this pernicious system

so as to embrace the whole of the works could have been carried to such an extent with his eye, “ I can fire into every part of as in the case before us. It appears by the it; the English will take it without a moconfession of the Ranee that the whole of

went's delay.” It happened that the Nethe officers and soldiery of the army are

paolese Havildar in charge of this deserter now thirty-seven months in arrears, and sometime afterwards came over to the Brithat the only donations which they have tish camp ; and having mentioned the forereceived during this period, have been a few going circurustance, was asked if he could casual sums unwillingly doled out for the recognise the spot whence the artillerypurpose of quelling seditious movements.

mau pointed on using the exclamation. It may be true, that the Mahraita horse. This he readily agreed to do; and accordmen being possessed of granis of land may officers to a rising ground which com

ingly on the approach of the army, led the Dot be greatly in want of pay; but this will not liold when applied to the Hin- pletely overtopped the fortress, and was doostanee troopers, and Pindaree hordes judged to be the best position for our bat

teries. who being soldiers of fortune, and carrying their whole estate about their persons, are

MADRAS. mainly dependeut for subsistence on the Receipt for dressing Tyger Skins. accidental gains of the day. The evils of “ If the skin liefresli imunerse it in water such a system, but too apparent during in which a bowl of alumis teen pretimes of peace, have frequently been with vionsly dissolved, and let it remaiuimDessed jo war by the desertion and crumb mersed len of twelve hors; but if the skin Jing to pieces of similar ill-organised and op cry, a longer tiine will be required to bali-starred armies.

admit of its being well soaked. The skin

An ar

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