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Queen Anne's Bounty, IT IS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED, THAT THE CLERGY SHALL BE CALLED UPON TO PAY THEM, ACCORDING TO SUCH RATES AND PROPORTIONS ONLY AS THE SAME HAVE HERETOFORE BEEN USUALLY RATED AND PAID. Those rates were according to the valuation made in the reign of Henry VIII., and the depreciation which had subsequently taken place in the value of money, though it could not correct the unjust principle of the tax, had rendered it less oppressive in its operation. The inference, which I draw from this brief account of the origin of First Fruits and Tenths, is, that if the richer benefices are now to be taxed for the augmentation of the poorer, the measure cannot be justified on the ground that the Clergy are bound in equity to contribute a tenth part of their income according to the present value ; if justified at all, it must be justified on its own fitness and expediency.“ A Charge by Dr. Kay,” Lord Bishop of Lincoln, A. D. 1834.-Pp. 24, 25, 26.
CHURCH SOCIETIES. S. P.C. K.— Report of the Brentford, 8c. then took to supply the exigencies of District Committee, 1834. the neighbourhood in this respect. It
will be satisfactory, however, to obThe Committee again have the plea- serve, that within the last two years sure of laying before their friends their nearly 1,000 Prayer Books have been Annual Report, which they trust, on circulated by the Committee; a fact the whole, will be deemed equally sa- which proves the great estimation in tisfactory with their former ones.' which our Liturgy is held by the poorer
The number of books issued from classes, and their sincere attachment the Depository during the last year to the rites and ordinances of our is as follows
With respect to the amount of sub-
scriptions for the past year, it will be Prayer Books ... 329
seen, on reference to the list of memPsalters .......
bers, that some improvement has taken Bound Books ... 339
place; although the Committee earTracts .......3,377
nestly hope, that in many parts of the
District greater exertions will yet be Total. ...4,372 made by Churchmen to increase their which, added to the total accounts of funds, not only to enable them more former years since the establishment of effectually to extend their own operathe Committee, gives the large nuinber tions, but to forward to the Parent of 36,026.
Society that help which she has a right Although the total amount of books to expect at her hands. Last year, in issued this year is greater than that of consequence of the large supply of the former, it will be seen, on reference books to the poor in this neighbourto the last Report, that there has not hood, the Committee were not able to been during this period so great a send any donation to the Society: this demand for copies of the Scripture; a year, after all disbursements, they have circumstance which may be accounted been enabled to forward only fifteen for by the great pains the Committee pounds.
The number of Children in the be the nursery of truth at home, the National Daily Schools within the instructress of the nation, and a pattern District, gratuitously educated accord- to the whole world. ing to the principles of the Established Upon these grounds it is that the Church, and using the Society's books, Committee would urge their friends, is as follows
and every well wisher of the Establish
ment in the District, promptly to use Acton ..... 48 36
the appointed means whereby these New Brentford 142 71
great blessings may be realized; not • Old Brentford.
to look on with cold indifference, but Ealing .... 88
to rise up as one man, provoking one Hanwell ... 65
another to love and good works, ever + Isleworth. . . 103 47 Hounslow... 150
remembering, that to be successful,
80 Heston . ... 40 50
prayer and labour must go hand in Twickenham, 98 75
hand. Then may they hope that their
“ work in the LORD” will not be in 734 581 Total 1315. vain; then may they expect that the The number of books contained in
blessing of the Almighty will so rest the respective Parochial Lending Li
upon his beloved Church and ber inbraries of the District is
stitutions, as to make them most effec
tual instruments of maintaining his Acton ......... 18
sacred truth at home, and of diffusing New Brentford .... 135
it to the very ends of the earth!
DURHAM SOCIETY FOR THE ENCOURAGE-
MENT OF PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS.
The Committee, in reviewing their
proceedings during the past year, are
glad to perceive that, though the SoTotal . . 569
ciety has been so long in operation, it Now that our venerable Church is still gradually advances, and extends beset on all sides by those who would its benefits. As the Parochial Clergy, separate her from her alliance with in remote and poor districts, discover the State, and uproot her sacred insti- fitting opportunities for providing the tutions, it behoves all her members to means of religious instruction, the aid do that which consistency as Church of the Society is ever ready to encoumen requires, and gratitude and duty rage and promote their arduous efforts. as Christians demand; viz. most libe- During the last twelve months more rally and strenuously to support her applications have been made for assisand her excellent Societies. Unspeak- tance towards building new Schools ably happy and blessed indeed would than in any former year. The regular be the result. At unity with herself, practice of the Committee is, not to the repository of a pure faith, the seat make any grant till they have received of learning, of piety, and of charity, estimates and statements of the conand above all, established on the Rock tributions of the land-owners, &c. in of Ages, strong in her internal re- the parish; but in districts in which, sources, and staying upon her God, by these means, Schools have been she would be more than able to repel already erected, and which require all assaults from without;-she would others; or in places where there are no
* A considerable number of the boys of Old Brentford are included in the Returns from New Brentford and Ealing. The Infant School in Old Brentford, established in 1831, now contains 84 children.
+ In addition to these National Schools, another Sunday and Daily School consists of 30 Children, 25 of whom are clothed, and an Infant School contains 70 children.
I The children in these Schools are not educated altogether in accordance with the above statement, VOL. XVII. NO. VII.
resident proprietors who are willing to liery districts of both counties are, promise, or advance aid, without the however, in proportion to the popuexample of others, or a greater pros- lation, still deficient in Church of pect of success; the Committee have, England schools. The importance now and then, as a preliminary en- with which the Society has always couragement, especially in places where regarded this object, is so great, that success has been represented as other the Committee cannot but feel regret wise impossible, thought it consistent when difficulties or supineness interwith their object to make what are rupt and frustrate their benevolent called conditional grants. If the Schools wishes and efforts. They have always should not be established in the course been disposed to confer the most liof one year, nor be in any reasonable beral grants on those parishes or townstage of progress, the grant becomes ships, where the population was dense unavailable, unless the application be, and poor, and where the local means renewed, and the case re-considered. were inadequate. They now, as they
The course of the Society seerns to have so frequently done before, rebe best indicated by the increase of quest the attention of the friends of new School-rooms, in promoting which religious instruction to this statement, its income cannot be more legitimately and urge them not to be deterred by expended. Ten votes have been made the magnitude of the difficulties they since the last Annual Meeting for new may bave to encounter. In several buildings-nine of which are to places of the Colliery neighbourhoods, one with which the Society had no previous school is by no means sufficient. The connexion. Since the Society com- Committee have the pleasure of stamenced its operations, almost as many ting, that through the liberality of the votes for School-rooms (85), as there Rector of Houghton-le-Spring, the late are parishes in the county of Durham, Hon R. Barrington, and other gentlehave been made out of its own funds, men, and with the assistance of the and 30 have been made out of the National Society, a large school, caCounty School Fund. One grant fre- pable of containing 300 children, has quently includes two school-rooms (for been built and opened in the populous boys and girls); and on the other hand, town of Hetton-le-Hole. There are the same rooms may, in certain in- now three large National Schools in stances, receive more than one grant. the parish of Houghton: and yet, Of late years, the Clergy of the county satisfactory as this may be, many hunof Northumberland have directed their dred children must in the same neighattention with great earnestness to this bourhood continue uneducated in object, and (the chief places in Durham union with our Church, for want of having been supplied with schools, school accommodation; and the exmore or less adequate) they have re- tensive coal districts between Hough-. ceived considerable assistance from the ton and Chester-le-street, and about Society. Four grants have been al- Jarrow, &c. have no National Schools lotted to Northumberland for new whatever. The new schools at Seaschools this year, and other applica- ham and Shotley have been opened, Lions have been received. The Col- and that at Cornforth is just finished.
Grants from 1st January to 31st December, 1834,
Society's Fund. Co. School Fund. Total.
Amonnt, Grants Amount. Grants Amount: £ $. d.
£ $. d. £ s. d. 1. Towards New Buildings. 6 100 0 0
7000 10 170 00 2. Books & General Purposes 13 50 00
50 0 0 3. Sunday Schools ......
14 0 0
14 0 0 Total 1834..:.. | 23 164 0 0 1 4 700 0 271 234 0 0 In former Years. . 281 3254 2 21 37 1008 5 6 318 4262 7 84
About thirteen new places are added in all subsequent periods. Neither to the List, but the schools in two must we deem it enough to impart the or three are not yet established. On mere rudiments of a common course the other hand, several Sunday Schools of instruction, such as is cominunicated have been regularly attached to former in our National Schools; but we are at Day Schools, as in the parish of Win- the same time called upon to do our laton, &c. The Committee refer to utmost, under God's blessing, to form their List of Schools in connexion, as a truly christian character; and to see containing all the information they that the knowledge and habits we inhave been able to collect respecting culcate are brought into practice by each institution. They are prevented the pupils, when they leave school, from giving specific details in many and mix in the common affairs of life. instances by the Managers of the If our school discipline extend its schools neglecting to favour then with powers no further than the walls of the answers to the usual queries which are school, we may not, indeed, be without distributed every two years. This has hope that in God's allwise disposal of been a source of complaint which events, the good seed will not entirely continues to render indistinct the perish, but we have no reason to exact extent of the Society's influence expect a plentiful or even moderate and benefit, and also to prevent the harvest. It must always be an in. public from forming a just estimation teresting part of a Clegyman's duty to of the unostentatious labours of the notice the influence of christian eduChurch and Clergy.
cation upon the future conduct, and to The Committee, however, are con- favour and cherish it, as much as he soled in their labours by the gratifying can, in those children who have reassurances they from time to time received their elements of learning and ceive, that, on the establishment of new behaviour under his personal authority. schools, a most favourable change is To ascertain how far this object of effected in the cleanliness, manners, National Schools had been attained, habits, and general bebaviour of the some inquiries have been made this children of the neighbourhood. This year in the large schools. These inchange may naturally be anticipated quiries have been attended with no from the mode of conducting National small labour, and the Committee canSchools, from the knowledge commu- not but express their satisfaction of nicated therein, and from the practices the way in which some of the stateof order, obedience, truth, and honesty, ments have been drawn up. Every which are enforced. The influence of year's experience confirms the Com. a school in any district is, however, it mittee in their estimation of the immay be observed, distinguished by portance of the duty to managers of more decided marks within a short schools of paying particular attention period of its establishment, than after- to the causes of children leaving wards. The alteration is then more school, and to the future conduct of manifest; and it is to be regretted those who go to work or trade. It that too many rest satisfied with this must be most pleasing to them, when preliminary demonstration, and imagine they perceive their pupils in after life that the school has already secured the walking in the way in which they object for which it was instituted. But had been taught to go. If we give this is by no means the case. The children theoretical knowledge and nature and character of children can- initiatory habits, we are, in a certain not be so soon remoulded, and if care degree, under an obligation to enbe not taken these primary symptoms force the performance in mature life. may cease, and no visible effects of To teach and instruct at school, witha christian education be discerned. out continuing to regard the conduct These observations are made, not to and morals out of school, is but discourage, but to urge the importance fashioning and preparing the weapon, and necessity of persevering superin- and then laying it aside-refusing to tendence on the part of the Clergy profit by it ourselves, but leaving it in and other managers, not only at the the power of our enemies to turn it commencement of a new school, but against us. The Committee are, therefore, anxious that in the direction and regulation on this point, forwarded to superintendence of their schools, know. the Secretary in London, who was ledge, and an attention to the practice also informed that the Diocesan Soof what is inculcated should be com- ciety had authorised their Secretaries bined. Unless this be the case, they to lay out 5l. or 10l. in promoting that cannot expect that their exertions will object, and requesting the National be crowned with a blessing from above. Society's assistance and cooperation.
In concluding the Report of 1833, The National Society very readily and the Committee intimated their inten- generously concurred with the wishes tion of again bringing before the con- of the Committee, and granted five sideration of the National Society the guineas to be laid out in Bibles as subject of rewarding with prizes the prizes to such masters and mistresses ineritorious masters and mistresses of as the Committee had proposed, and their large schools. A report of the on the plan the Committee had sugexamination of not less than ten gested, together with the same sum schools was, in compliance with their fiom this Society.
DOMESTIC.-The political business blished Church; and the Clergy, transacted by the Whigs during the almost to a man, are rallying round last month, may be summed up in a the altar; and the unanimous cry is, word-Nothing !!!! It is true the os « Church and King, and no Popery!" magna soniturum of the little lord has We must here renew our exhortabeen heard. The Universities have tion to all who have the interests of been threatened ---the Corporations their religion and country at heart, to assailed — the Church traduced — register their claims to vote. The Conand Protestantism in Ireland almost servatives bave been beaten by annihilated and the Radico-Whigs 'neglecting this ! may exultingly exclaim, do you call Sir Robert Peel's government was this nothing? We do! For no one overthrown by leading interest has been ameliorated, neglecting this !! no one substantial benefit conferred, The Protestant Church of Ireland no one fraction of good attempted by is placed on the very brink of ruin by the descendants and representatives of neglecting this !!! the first Whig, who introduced treason The House of Commonsis disgraced into Eden, and marred the fair beauty by numbers amongst its representaof creation. We confess that we are tives by not disappointed; for when we con- neglecting this !!!! template the heterogeneous materials We therefore again and again imof which Lord Melbourne's Adminis- plore our readers to tration is composed-or, more graphic
REGISTER. cally, when we get behind the curtain Amongst the political occurrences, of this fantoccini government, and we must not omit to notice the death
latan, O'Connell, putting his puppets into motion, common sense tells us, that the end of these things is “ ruin, and despair, and death."
In the mean time, however, ad. dresses are pouring in from all quarters, to our most gracious Majesty, beseeching him to uphold the Esta
ham; he was a man of distinguished though perverted talent, and will be a fit subject for the future bistorian: we live too near his time, and are too prejudiced to give a fair opinion, Education might have made him a different character. Circumstances, but-de mortuis nil nisi bonum.