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" India Gazette" and “ Rational Religion,"

224
Infant Schools, A few Observations on,

286
Jesus Christ, Condescension and Love of,

118
Jews ; Reported Discovery of the Lost Ten Tribes,

287
Job, chapter xxviii., New Version of,

367
John Buli (The) and Mr. Earle's Narrative regarding New Zealand,

223
On Infant Schools, and Religious Notices,

286

Joshua, chap. X., Observations on the Miracle recorded in,

16

Kalee Ghaut, Account of the Temple at,..

413

Languages ; Greek and Hebrew Alphabets compared with Sanscrit and Bengalee, 13

Marriage Laws affecting British Subjects in India,

461

Mavulipooram, Observations on the Ruins at,

201

Meteorological Register, Bancoorah,

383

Ministers, Query regarding Duties of,

336

Miracle of Joshua, ch. x. Observations on,

16

Missionaries ; Thoughts on labors in India,

101

- Controversy with Mr. Longueville Clarke,

437

Encouragement to Candidates,..

587

New Year, Preliminary Observations introducing the,
Ordination Sermon, by Bishop of Calcutta,

135
by the Rev. T. Dealtry,

382

Paine, Thomas, Conversations with,

601

Patronage in the Church, The Record on,

337

Pearson, The Rev. J. D., Character and Death of,

216

Peet-Sthan, or Hindoo Holy Places, Account of,

332

Penny Magazine on Education,

127

Polygamy of the Coolin Brahmins, Remarks on,

129

Prayer, Strictures on, Remarks by "J.".

430
» Purposes and Efficacy of, Passage appended from Dr. Chalmers,

335
and Success, Connection between,..

527
, Special, for the Conversion of the World,..

599

Preaching in Villages, Duty of and Encouragement to,..

113

Queries on Important Subjects,

179

on Pre-requisites for Baptism of Converts, page 247; Reply,..

329

on Proper Discharge of Ministerial Duties,...

336

Rammohun Roy, Dr. Ryland's Letter to,

53

Record (The) on Church Patronage,

337

Reformer (The) Article on Polygamy of Coolin Brahmins,

153

Religion, Sum of; attributed to Lord C. J. Hale,..

602

Roberts, Stephen, Account of, ....

542

Romans, chap. xv. 20; Import and Extent of,

182

Ryan, Sir E. Observations on his Judgment in the Case of Brijonath Ghose,. 461

Ryland, Dr. His Letter to Rammohun Roy,.

53

Sabbath, Observance of, medically considered,,

387

Servants, Christian, Propriety of employing,

115

Siam, Introduction of the Gospel amongst the Karens,

517

Singapore, Memoir of the late Rev. R. Burn, Chaplain at,.

469

Soul a part of God. On this Hindoo notion,

371
Thihet, Reported Discovery of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel,

287
Thugs, Religious Persuasions and Sanguinary Practices of the,.

323

Toleration, Thoughts on,

580

Translation of the Scriptures, Rules for,

373

Strictures on a Criticism on Gen. ii. 8, in Vol. I., 1832, p. 300, 525

Plan for facilitating References to Authors and Translations,

533

Trinity, Critical Examination of Passages asserting the,....

162

Upsilon on stationing Missionaries,.

182

Varieties,

376, 223

Vedas and Christianity ; Evidences compared,

211, 273

Vedas and Vedant ; Connection between,

78, 116, 171

Village preaching, Duty of, and Encouragement to,.

113

War, Thoughts relative to the Prevention of,

531

Wolff's (Mr.) Lectures, Notice of,

229

Controversy with Lieutenant Burnes,

489

REVIEW.

“ Dictionary, Sanscrit and English," by H. H. Wilson, Esq., ....

183
“ Evidences of Christianity," by Daniel Wilson, D. D. Bishop of Calcutta,
“ Exposure of the Hindoo Religion," by the Rev. J. Wilson, Bombay, ..

389

.. 338

....

Page.

81
u Formation of the Christian Character," by Professor H. Ware,
“ Human Origin of Christianity,"

233, 289

546

“ Life of the Rev. T. Thomason," by Rev. J. Sargent, M. A.

“ Lives of Eminent Missionaries," Vol. II. by J. Carne, Esq.,

505

28

“ Memoir of the Rev. A. Waugh, D. D."

603

“Memoir of Felix Neff, Pastor of the High Alps,"

ORIGINAL POETRY.

613

“ Address of Thanks," delivered by a Native Youth,

138

“ A Wish," from John xiv. 26, 27, by M.,

298

" Death," by Charles Muller, Esq.,

556

Encouragement to the Christian,

190

" Happiness,'

37

“ Heaven," by M.,

509

“ Jerusalem,'' by Charles Muller, Esq.

508

“ Missionary Sonnets, No. I.". The Missionary's Solace, by M.,

On the “ Death of a Beloved Child," by C.

247

346

“ Parents converted, by the Death of a Child,”

37

“ Stanzas," by B. J, 36 ; by A.

136

“ Surbarakar's Questions,” and “ Missionary's Answer,” paraphrased,

189

The “ Christian Sufferer," or “ Thoughts during Sickness," by A.,

137

The “ Heart Healed," by D.,

398

The “Prophet Jonah," by T. 0. D.,

“Watchman, what of the Night ?" by M.,

508

OBITUARY.

Miss Maria Douglass,

397

542
Stephen Roberts, .
MISSIONARY AND MISCELLANEOUS INTELLIGENCE.

PRESIDENCY OF FORT WILLIAM.

Calcutta Societies and Associations.

Auxiliary Bible Association, 11th Anniversary, 4th Jany.,

39

Society, 22nd ditto, 18th March,..

191

Quarterly Extracts, after

200, 356. 516

Missionary Society's 15th Anniversary, 5th Nov.,

613

Baptist Female School Society, 12th Report,

510

Missionary Society, 14th Annual Meeting, 26th March,

193

Benevolent Institution, Annual Examination, 24th July,

39

Bethel Society's Report,..

558

Church Missionary Assoc. Anniversary, 12th Feb.,

129

Examination of the Mirzapore School,

140

District Charitable Society, Notice regarding,

139
Duff's (Rev. A.) Lectures, New Course,

249

General Assembly's Inst. Annl. Exam. 4th Oct.,

557

Hindoo Benevolent Institution, Annual Examination of Raja Kaleekishen's

Schools,

194

Infant School Society, Established,

349

Ladies' Assoc. Female Schools Annual Examination, 19th March,

191

Soc. for Native Female Education, Do. 8th May,

300

Native Christian Boarding School opened at Allipore,

557

at Chitpore,

612

Miscellaneous.

Allahabad, New Government School Established,

511

Anundo Chunder Mojoomdar, Baptism of,

250

Arrivals,

50, 99, 150, 198, 254, 306, 354, 410, 466, 514, 618

Baptism of Baboo Gopeenath Nundy,...

38

Eight Natives at Kharee,

191

Two Hindoo Women at Cuttack,

194

Baboo Anundo Chunder Mojoomdar,

250

Eight Natives at the Circular Road Chapel,

299

Baboo Kalee Churn Ghose at Mission Church,

ibid.

of a Native in Cuttack,

509

of a Native Female, at Circular Road Chapel,

612

Births,

48, 98, 149, 197, 253, 305, 353, 409, 465, 512, 615

Cawnpore Missionary Society, State of Accounts,

196
Cuttack, Baptism of two Hindoo Women at,..

194
Baptism of a Native ; Notice of the Mission,

559

Deaths,

49, 98, 150, 197, 253, 305, 353, 410, 466, 513, 616

and Departures of Missionaries,

38

of Rev. J. Robertson of Benares,.

350

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Departure of Rev. J. Hill and Succession of Rev. R. C. Mather,

614

Departures,

51, 100, 151, 199, 255, 307, 355, 411, 467, 515, 619

General Assembly's Inst. at Calcutta, Annual Examination,

557

Gopeenauth Nundy, Baptism of,

38

Infant School Society, Established.

349

Juggernauth, Missionary Proceedings at the great Festival,

41,89

Another Notice of the Ruth Jatra at,

399

Kalee Churn Ghose, Baptism of,

299

Kharee, Notice regarding a Visit to,

192

Marriages,

48, 98, 149, 197, 253, 305, 353, 409, 465, 512, 615

Meteorological Register,

52, 152, 200, 255, 308, 356, 412, 468, 516, 572, 620

Missionaries, Deaths and Departures of,

38
Death of Rev. J. Robertson, Benares,

350
Monghyr, Death of Mrs. Chamberlain,.

559
Pooree; Notice of the Ruth Jatra,....

41, 89, 399
Takee Academy; Rise, Progress, and 1st Annual Examination,

347
MADRAS PRESIDENCY.
Palamcotta Mission, Intelligence from,...

352
Religious Tract Society, Extracts, 14th Report,.

351
BOMBAY PRESIDENCY.

Baptism of a Brahmin, Girmaji Appa Joshi,..

91

Scottish Mission Report for 1832,.

401
-, Hurnee Station,

ibid.
Poona Station,

404

Seaman's Friend Association Report, 1832,..

401

Tract and Book Society, Extr. 5th Annual Report,..

CEYLON.

Cotta, Examination of the Students at,..

140

GREAT BRITAIN.

British and Foreign Bible Society, see Calcutta Aux. Bible Soc.

School Society, 28th Anniv. 11th May,..

571

Christian Instruction Society, 8th Anniv. 30th April,..

570

Church Missionary Soc. 33rd Anniv. 30th April,..

ibid.

London Miss. Society, Notice regarding Missions in India,

302

· 39th Anniv. May 9th.,..

569

Ordination of Missionaries, Mr. Evans and Mr. Campbell,

304

Public Meeting regarding Outrages on the Missionaries in Jamaica,

96

Religious Statistics of Great Britain,...

147

Sunday School Union Ann. Meeting, 2nd May,

571

FOREIGN.

Burman Empire.--Americar Missions,

511

Arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Wade in the United States,.

614

Germany.-Notice of Religious Periodicals,..

252

Siam and China, &c.—Journal of the Rev. Charles Gutzlaff, 45, 91, 141, 407, 561

Singapore.-Death of Rev. Mr. Burn,

141

Memoir of the above,...

469

Southern Africa.-Unanimity of Christians at Graham's Town,..

614

Spain.-Ecclesiastical Establishments in,....

148

United States.--American Episcopai Church,

ibid.

Religious Denominations,..

149

Summary Statistics of the Presbyterian Church, June 1832,.

196

Progress of Religion and Literature,

560

West Indies.-Meeting at Exeter Hall, regarding Outrages on Missionaries,.. 96

ERRATA.
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17, for you,' read' TN72.'
for • Borech,' read' Boreicha.'

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168, for ' Elonin,' read' Elionin.'
23, for 'In all the &c.,' read' In all these.'

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THE

CALCUTTA CHRISTIAN OBSERVER.

No. 1.-January, 1833.

1.-Preliminary Observations. The commencement of another year having ushered in the first number of the second volume of the CALCUTTA CHRISTIAN OBSERVER, a few cursory remarks, by way of preface, may not be deemed out of place.

Our general design we have already endeavoured to unfold, as well as the principles proposed for our guidance in the execution of the design. Without, therefore, recapitulating former statements, we may at once announce, that in neither the projected design nor the regulating principles has any change occurred. To both we maintain an unalterable adherence. And if we have in any measure fallen short of our original intentions, the deficiency must be ascribed to the characteristic weakness of humanity.

In addition to the original matter supplied by the regular supporters of the work, our pages have become the vehicle of able communications from various correspondents. By this means, much information has been elicited, calculated not less to interest than to suggest profitable reflection ; but much more, rather infinitely more, yet remains to be done.

The field thrown open to the researches of the pious and the learned, is of an extent, not soon to be compassed, and possesses hidden measures that may well be pronounced inexhaustible. In fact, the chief difficulty seems to be “ how and where to select,” when the choice of topics is so multifarious.

One thing we would again strongly urge upon our contributors to keep in mind, is the propriety of making their discussions and speculations bear as frequently and as directly as possible, on the existing state of things, spiritual and physical, on the continent of Asia, and more particularly in British India. That this object has never been lost sight of, all our past numbers will abundantly testify. In the great majority of the articles a special reference has been preserved to surrounding objects and events. And our readers cannot but feel grateful to those correspondents who have so largely contributed to their entertainment and instruction.

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It is not to be expected, that in regard to all of these contributions the satisfaction can be universal or unmingled. In a condition of society on which imperfection is stamped as one of its distinguishing signatures, such expectations were unreasonable. But in every instance, it is to be hoped that a judgment shall be formed not at variance with common justice. And though we should be sorry ever and anon to be obtrusive in assuming the character of eulogists, even where eulogy might not be misplaced—we should stand self-condemned if we did not step forth as apologists in every case where severity of censure cannot well be justified. An instance of this description may be found in the Journals of the Rev. J. Wolff. These Journals we long since characterized as rare, curious, and interesting. We still abide by our opinion, and feel assured that many, whose talents and acquirements must be allowed to raise their sentiments above contempt, are ready to join with us.

Never for a single moment was it to be supposed that we responded“ Amen” to all the views and speculations of the Jewish Missionary : nor could it be expected that we should vindicate the perpetual propriety of the language employed. The language is occasionally coarse : respecting the accuracy of some of the etymologies we have our doubts : on the probability of miraculous powers being restored to the Church of Christ, we have not data sufficient to form a determinate conclusion : and of all the calculations which we have seen relative to the commencement of the Millenial reign, we are disposed to reckon those of Mr. Wolff, Mr. Irving, and their followers, the least satisfactory. But what of all this? Are we on such subjects to crush all inquiry that may not quadrate with preconceived opinions ? Are we to denounce every attempt on the part of thoughtful and ingenious men to solve curious and interesting questions, whenever the solution offered may not meet with general approbation ? If so, what sentence are we to pass on the many systems and theories that have always been formed in the infancy of every distinct branch of literary and scientific research? These may be imperfect, they may be in a great measure illusory :--but what of that? Have 'they not served some valuable purpose ? If they exhibit not the finished products of intellect, matured by individual and collected experience —do they not often display the strugglings of noble minds striving to burst through the mass of accumulated prejudice? If they cannot be extolled as fresh accessions to the bright roll of truth, which are unchangeable in their features-may they not be hailed as proving how uncongenial with the nature of lofty spirits, it must be to float on the ocean of universal uncertainty ? If they do not contain all that is sound in principle and legitimate in inference—may they .not have elicited a knowledge of some things previously undiscovered, and suggested some trains of thought that tended to lead to the

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