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Some time ago, the committee resolved, In addition to the appointment of circsthat the society's funds were competent to lating schools, to be supported wholly by the maintain five circulating schools, and three society, the committee are anxious to atof these have been fully appointed, in very tempt some other methods of promoting necessitous parts. One in the district of the great object in view; and they propose Uii
, parish of Stornoway, isle of Lewes, various expedients for that purpose, which where there is no means wbatever of in- we cannot now notice. struction in reading, though this and the ad- The committee have not been unmindful joining district contain a population of of the Gaelic population resident in Edin1500 souls, among whom only 34 persons burgh ; and in a few days *, it is expected are able to read English or Gaelic! Ano- that a Gaelic school wité commence in this ther Gaelic school has commenced at Badan- city; and the committee entertain a hope, tarbet, in Lochbroom, the most necessitous that it will be followed by similar schools of seven districts, into which that parish is in the other large towns, where many of the divided; and a third has been fixed at Me. Gaelic inliabitants stand in equal need of livaig, in the parish of Gairloch. A fourth attention. circulating school it is proposed to begin in The Appendix to the Report contains much the isle of Skye; and the fifth, it is desira- highly interesting information. Our limits, ble, should commence in Harris, Uist, or however, oblige us to be very sparing of exMull
tracts. The following is taken from the let.
ter of the Rev. A. Downie, ipinister of LochFor an account of the nature of these alsh, Rossbire, circulating schools, see our pumber for March,
" It appears to me, from a general and We add the following extract, from the pre- local acquaintance with almost every parislı sent Report, on the subject.
within the bounds of this extensive synod, Before the circulating Welslı schools com- that the proportion of juhabitants in caclı, nenced, English charity schools had been capable of reading the English language, is tried in Wales'; but all that the children very small indeed: and even of the small could do in three, four, or five years (though proportion who do read that language in few could stay so long), amounted, in gene elementary books, few understand it suffiral, to no more than their being able to read, ciently well 10 receive religious instruction very imperfecily, some easy parts of the Bi- in it with much benefit. That knowledge ble, without knowing the Welsh of it.
of English which can enable people to profit Welsh Bibles had also been circulated from any religious instruction communicated among them. Upon one occasion, in North
in it, is in this district almost exclusively Wales, when the circulating school began, contined to the families of the smaller resithe teacher was surprised wheu the cluildren dent proprietors of land, and of the principal brought excellent new Bibles with them,
tacksmen, who have generally been educated These had been received from some cha- at belter semiuaries than our country schools, ritable persons by their grandfathers! They but who are thinly planted in this extensive were, however, unable to use them; nor did the Bibles see the light, till these, their period of life! The number of persons grandchildren, were happily taught to read iauglit by this cheap and expeditious mestiem. At these circulating schools, so anx•
thod was also very remarkable. It appears, ious were the people to learn their own all
that in the course of twenty-four years only, cient language, that persons of all ages at
viz. from 1757 10 1760 inclusive, there tended, from six years of age to above se- were instructed in reading the l'elsh Bible, venty. In several places, indeed, the older no less than one hundred and fifty ilivu. people formed about two-thirds of the num- sand two hundred and twelve persons ! ber in attendance. Persons above sixty at- * Since the annual meeting, this school has tended every day, and often lamented, nay, been opened; and, in consequence of a single even wept, that they had not learnt forty inviation, a rery considerable number of or fifty years sooner. Not unfrequently, the persons appeared, who were desirous of shildren actually taught their parents; and being tavuit to read iheir native language. sometimes the parents and children of one Above thirty adult persons have already endfamily resorted to the same circulating tered as schulars, who were totally ignoranta schoul, during its short continuance in a disa of the letters; and sono individuals have (rict; while various individuals, who, froni appeared, who, though they can read English, great age, were obliged to wear spectacles, lave no understanding of it in conversation, seized the opportunity, and learn to read and are, at the same tinc, quite unable '. the Scriptures in Welsh at that advanced read their vernacular longue
range of country. While the Gaelic conti- the charch, and do not fully understand what nues to be generally spoken in the Highlands, they do read, perhaps not above one lalf of it must always be the languago best adapted the above quiber are capable of receiving for conveying religious instruction to the religious instruction, in any tolerable degree, people. In Lowland parishes, where Enge in the English language. Such is the deplolish alone is spoken and preached, it may be rahle state of the great body of the people of fairly presumed, that sume of the auditors, this parish. The parish of Gairloch is about thought they speak no other tongue, do not thirty-six miles long, and about twenty-six understand the whole of the language they broad, and is divided, by natural boundaries, hear delivered from the pulpit ; but it is one into ten districts, each of which is so extenof the peculiarities of the Gaelic, that the il- sive, that the scholars of any two of them literate speak it with as mnch propriety as cannot attend the same schoolmaster! Heace those who have received the advantage of it unavoidably follows, that the balk of the education; and that, as far as regards lan- children of this parish cannot enjoy the beguage merely, the most common herdsman nefit of school, as their parents are too poor will understand the best orator.
either to send them from home to school, “ In this district of Higlılands, with the or to keep a school master among theruexception of the resident gentlemen, we find selves." very few indeed of the old inhabitants, who can read either Englislı or Gaelic."
Extract of a Letter from the Rer. Aler.M.Leod,
Harris, next to Leues. Extract of a letter from the Rer. James Mac
“ Of all the parishes that I know on the queen, Island of North Vist.
islands or west coast of Scotland, nut ere ia “ The population of this parish is about thirty can read or understand the English four thousand souls, of whom scarce two language, and consequently are not capable hundred can read the Scriptures in the Eng- of receiving religious instruction in it. It lish language. The most of these two hun- the parish of Harris, there is a population of dred are able to read them in the Gaelic
three thousand souls, and among them there Extract of a letter from the Rev. Fugh Ross, English! Upon hearing this, it will be a
are not two hundred persons that can read Fearn, Rosshire.
natural query, What are your parocbial and “ The gross population of this parish is society schools doing, when those that can about fifteen hundred persons; and in general read are so sew? To this I reply, that the I have reason :o think that about an eighth population is so detached by islands, and so part of the inhabitants can read the English scattered over the face of an extensive palanguage, and are capable of receiving relic rislı, that very few can send their children ta gious instruction in it, if conveyed in plain the school.” expressions. There are but very few, perhaps not above twenty heads of families, Extract of a letter from the Res. Rod. Moriwho can read the Gaelic Bible. The method
son, Kintail, Rosskire. most commonly followed in family worship, “ In 1803, the population of the parish is for the person who presides to translate was one thousand souls, including cliften. the English Scriptures into the Gaelic of the
At present, I find one hundred and ninetycountry, as lie may be able. About seven
two capable to peruse and read the Holy parts out of eight of the population of this Scriptures. Of these one hundred and ninetyparish are unable to read either English or two persons, one hundred and thirty-three Gaelic !”
read English and Gaelic, and úfty-nine Edge
lish alone, with only two men who read the Extract of a letter from the Rev. James Rus- Gaelic Psalm-book, not by the power of letsel, Gairloch, Rosshire.
ters, but by observation of thein, and dire of “ The number of persons capable of read. memory! Small, however, as this number ing English, in the parish of Gairloch, is tlıree
appears, yet we are not rashly to conclade, hundred and twenty-four. The number of that they are totally destitute of useful and persons capable of reading Gaelic alone, is saving knowledge on the contrary, the seventy-iwo. The number of persous unable grealest part of them are tauglit the shorter to read either English or Gaelic, is 2549. catechism in Gaelic, and, by the strength of Although there are three hundred and memory, and other endowinents, retain the twenty-four persons capable of reading Eng- most remarkable passages in sacred writ; and lish in this parislı, yet as many of them never it is but justice to remark, that a great many bear a word of English but at schoul, or iu of this inferior class manifesi a zee) and al
fection to the ordinances of religion, more 16s. 60.-+of the congregational collections, than those who have arrived at superior ad- 421, 10s. vantages. It is this particular tribe who will Subscriptious and donations to any amount be found inspired with the love of reading are received, in London, by the Rev. Alex. Gaelic."
Waugh; Joseph Reyner, Esq. No 50, Mark The amoưnt of donations for 1811, is only Lane; Robert Steven, Esq. Thames Street; 4121. 1$. 6d.-of annual subscriptions, 1001. or Mr. Joseph Tarı, Spa Fields.
Rev. Wm. Wilson, M. A. of Queen's col- Rev. E. Marsham, M. A. Sculthorpe R. lege, Oxforil, Master of the Grammar School and Wramplingham R. both co. Norfolk. at St. Bees, Cumberland, vice Rev. John Rev. Henry North, B. A. Ringstead St. Barncs, deceased.
Peter R. with St. Andrew annexed. Rev. Jola Brereton, LL. B. Head Master Rev. J. Clare, M. A. Wednesfield V. Staf of Bedford School.
fordsbire. Rev. Moore, M. A. Baxley and Fram- Rev. Thomas Coney, B. C. L. rector of ingbam-Earl consolidated RR. Norfolk. Batcopbe, Somerset, Chedzey R. in the Rev. E. Frank, Sheltou with Hardwick R.
same county. Norfolk.
Rev. Janes Scott, Weston super Mare R. Rev. Wm. Manning, M. A. Diss R. Nor- Somerset, vice Beadon, resigned. folk.
Rev. James Brown, B. D. Minting V. Rev. Philip Smith, LL.B. Worthing R. Lincolnshire. Salop.
Rev. Horace Parker, Cliaplain to the Rev. Charles Reynell, LL.B. Steeple Forces in Spain and Portugal. Morden V. Cambridgeshire.
Rev. Gilbert Heathcole, M. A. Andover V. Rev. Edward Wilson, M. A. Dulham R. Hants, and Rev.Willian Evans, B. D. Bishop Suffolk.
Sutton cum Ropley R. Hants, both vice HowRev. Francis Howes,' M. A. Buckenham ley, resigned. with Hassingham R. Norfolk, vice Wilson, Rev. T. L. Strong, Titsey R. Surrey, vice resigned.
Moreton, resigned. Rey. Elias Webb, St. Nicholas V. War- Rev. R. Pickering, B. D. Winterbourne wick, vice Miller, decea:ed.
Abbas with Steepleton R. Dorset, rice Bown Rev. Benjamin George Heath, M. A. deceased. Chatiisham V. vice Pulton, deceased.
Rev. W. Ward, B. D. to the prebendal Rev. John Richards, M. A. Wedmore V. stall of Wilsford and Woodford, in the catheSomerset.
dral church of Sarum, vice Brereton, deceased. Rev. Samuel Downes, B... late second Rev.H.C.Orde, Wbeathamstead R. Herts, master of the King's School, Durham, Chap- vice bis brother, deceased. lain to the Forces in Portugal.
Rev. Juhn Alier, curate of St. Helier's, Rev. John Stewart, M. A. second master Trinity R. Isle of Jersey, vice La Cloche, dec. of the Charter-house School, Little Wigbo- Rev. Arthur Onslow, D. D. dean of Worrough R. Essex.
cester, Lindridge R. vice Evans, archdeacon Rev. W. C. Cruttenden, M. A. Christ of that diocese, resigned. Church perpetual Curacy, Macclestield. Rev. James Meakin, prebendary of Wor.
Rev. John Talbot, Church-Eaton R. Staf- cester, Wolverley V. vice Onslow, resigned. fordshire.
Rev. Algernon Peyton, B. A. DiaddingRev. Mr. Denys, Chaplain to St. George's ton R. Isle of Ely. Hospital, Southwark.
Rev. J. T. A. Reed, Walford with Ruar. Rev. James Webber, Chaplain to the Arch- dean V. near Ross, Herefordshire. bishop of York, Sutton V. near Bishopsthorpe, Rev. Brian Broughton, M. A. Long Ditton Yorkshire.
R. Surrey. Res. John Vander-Meulen, LL.B. to a Rev. William Page Richards, LL.B. Abe Minor Canon's stall in St. Paul's Cathedral, bolstoke R. Dorset. sice Champneys, deceased.
Rev. T. Barnaby, B. D. Edwin Loach R. Rev. J. Stockdale, M. A. Kingerby V. Worcestershire, with Tedstone Wafre Chap. Lincolnshire.
Herefordshire. Rev. James Currey, Thurning R. Norfolk, Rev. C. A. Wheelwright, Little Bytham R. vice Rev. P. Sandiford, resigned.
with Casue Bytham annexed, Lincolnshire, Rev. S. Hudson, Hutton R. Cumberland, Rev. J. Carter, librarian of the Bristol Livice Lewthwaite, deceased.
brary, a Minor Canon of Bristol cathedral. Rev. Marwood Tacker, Harpford with Fen Rev. George-John Davies, of Bletchley Ottery V. Devon, vice Luce, deceased. Academy, Bucks, Master of the Grammar.
Rev. Joseph Cotterill, Ampton R. Suffolk, school in Hull, rice Scott, resigned.
Rev.-John Goldesbrough, D. D. Slym- Rev. Joseph-Francis Fearon, M.A.F.A.S. bridge R. Gloucestershire.
collated to the Prebend of Ferring, in the Rev. G. F. Tavel, M. A. Kellington V. cathedral of Chichester. Yorkshire, vice Paddev, deceased.
Rev. Wm. Page Richards, head master of Rev. Peter Eade, B. A. Cotton R. Suffolk. Blundell's school, Tiverton, Stoke-Abbott R. Rev. Edward Meyrick, jun. Ramsbury V. Dorset. Wilts, vice Meyrick, sen. resigned.
Rev. Wm. Hicks, M. A. rector of Little Rev. Arthur Meyrick, Urch font V. Wilts. Braxted, Essex, Whitington R. co. Glouc.
Rev. W'. Wordsworth, M. A. St Peter R. vice Wasey, deceased. Sandwich.
Rev. Thomas Tracy Coxwell, M. A. Great Rev. J. Greville, M. A. Duston V. near Marlow V. Bucks, rice Hicks, resigned. Northampton.
Rev. John Bartam, M. A. Ponteland V. Rev. Laurence Cannisord, St. Helen's V. Northumberland. Abingdon, rice Lempriere, deceased. Rev. R. M. Miller, B. A. resident Chap
Rev. E, Moises, M A. Hart cum Hartle- lain at Lisbon. pool V. Cumberland, vice Ridley, resigned. Rev. Wm. Carwithen, St. Mary Steps R.
Rev. George Stone, M. A. Garboldisham Rev. Henry Crowe, M. A. Billingford R. R. Norfolk,
Norfolk Rev. Charles Jervis, M. A. Kenchester R. Hon, and Rev. Charles Strangways, kuHerefordshire,
mington R. vice Digby, resigned. Rey, A. S. Wade, St. Nicholas V. War- Rev. Wm. F. Drake, B. A. to be a Minor wick, vice Millan, deceased.
Canon of Norwich cathedral; to St. Stephen's Rev. R. Baker, Frilsham R. Berks. V. Norwich; and to the perpetual Curacy of Rev. F. Marston, Stokesay V. Salop:
St. John, Timberbilt. Rev. G.-J. Hamilton, minister of Harbottle, Rev. W. Bolland, M. A. Swineshcad F, admitted to the church and parish of Ashkirk, co. Lincoln, vice Dodd, resigned, now rector in the presbytery of Selkirk.
of North Runcton, Norfolk. Rev. C. A. Wheelwright collated to the Rev. George Hall, D. D. provost of Trinity Prebend of Carlton cum Dalby, in the dio- College, to the see of Dromore in Ireland, cese of Lincoln.
vice Percy, deceased; and Rev. Dr. Jackson Rev. Jolin Davie, B. D. Master of Sidney to the same see, vice Hall, deceased. Sussex College, Cambridge, vice Pearson, Rev. Charles-John Smyth, M. A. Catton deceased.
V. Norfolk, Rev. John Ballard, B. C. L. Cropediel. Rev. Charles Freeman Millard, B. A. St. near Bauburg:
Giles's perpetual Curacy, Norwich. Rev. David Davies, Tannington R. with Rev. Peter Hansel, B. A. Worsted T. tlie Chapel of Brundishi. Suffolk.
Norfolk. Rev. Claries Swan, M. A. rector of Red. Rer. Wm. Procter, Longhoughton 1. near lington, Rutland, Edmonthorpe R. co. Lei Alnwick, rice Stockdale, deceased. cester, vice Surtees, resigned.
Rev. John Butt, sen. late head master of Rev. Wyndham Knatchbull (son of Sir Uppingham School, Leake ('. near Boston. E. K. Bart.) Westbere R. vice Whitfield, Rev. John Russell, M. A. late student of deceased.
Christ Church, Oxford, Ilead Master of Rev. Tho. Thorpe, M. A. Burton Overy R. Charter-house School. rice Rain, degased. co. Leicester, vice Holditch, resigned.
Rev. Thonias Brown, D. D. master of Rev. Thomas Appesley, Stoke Lacy R. Christ's College, Vice-chancellor of CamiHerefordshire.
bridge University, for the ensuing year. Right Rev. W. L. Mansel, D. D. bishop Rev. Thomas Elrington, D D. Prorost of of Bristol, Barwick in Elmet R. Yorkshire. Trinity College, Dublin, vice Hall, resigned.
Rev, W'm Wood (chaplain to the bishop Rev. John Evans, Master of the Gram: of London). Fulham R. Middlesex.
mer-school at Woodstock. Rev. Thomas Hosking, B. D. Rempstone Rev. Charles Davy, Master of the old R. Notta, vice Pearson, deceased.
endowed Grammar-school. Guilsborough. Rev. Thomas Melhuislı, jun. Clawton per- Rev. Robert-Philip Goodenough, M. A. petual Cnracy, Devon.
Prebendary of Carlisle, vice Hudson, dec. Rev. John Clark, Duxford St. Jolin V. Rev. Wm. Goodenough, N. A. Wars. Cambridgeshire.
worth V. Northumberland, rice Hudson, Rev. Mr. Graham, of Glaston, Beltou R. deceased. Rutland.
Rev. J. Butt, jun. St. Michael R. StamRev. William Monkhouse, Morland V. ford. Westmoreland, vice Jackson, deceased. Rev. Charles Dayman, Chaplain to the
Rev. R. Whitehead, Ormside R. vice Forces in Portugal. Monkhouse, resigned.
Rey. William Mounsey, B. A. Arundel V. Rev. R. Atkinson, Musgrave R. West: Sussex. moreland, vice Whitehead, resigned.
DISPENSATION. Rev. J. L. Harding, LL. B. Loxhore R.
Rev. J. Hird, D.D. to hold Ellingharu Devon
with Monxton R.
ESSAYS, INTELLIGENCE, OCCURRENCES, &c.
428 - Church of England Tract Society 837
Bullion Committee.... 205, 266, 328, 462
131 Burdett, Sir F. versus Colman, &c..... 399
.... 580, 635, 721
404 Catholics, on their Eligibility to Office SO
722 Causes of the little Success attending
161 Caution to Religious Magazines · .. 160
200, 454, 521
204 Christianity and Paganism compared, 105,16%
in India, its State (see In-
380, 708, 778
Conduct to be fole
129 Clergyman and Tutor, Union of (see
and Foxhunter united 556
their State.. · 380, 389, 655, 714
727 Collation of the Septuagint with the
393 New Testament.. 12, 144, 214, 284, 343
528 Complaint of an uncrimped Skate 297
324 Concordists and Lexicographers, their