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CENTRAL ASIA. Futeh Ali Shah, nephew of the preceding king, Agå Mohammed, ascended the throne of Persia in 1797. During a considerable part of his reign, the direction of affairs was principally in the hands of his son, the prince Abbas Mirza. This prince died early in 1834. On the first of November, 1834, the throne became vacant by the death of the aged king. After many tumultuary proceedings, Mohammed Mirza, son of Abbâs, who had been designated by his grandfather as his successor, attained to the sovereign power. He was crowned king on the 21st of Dec. 1835. The old king had 800 sons and grandsons. Mohammed was somewhat distinguished in the last war with Russia. Though a rigid Moslem, his character is said to be good in several respects. Mr. Merrick, American missionary says " the king is universally represented by the Europeans resident at his court, as a lover of justice, and really desirous for the improvement of his country. He is still anxious to have a European high school at his capital.” Great insubordination, however, prevails in various parts of the kingdom. The prospects of the missions are, for the present, dark.

Martin Honigberger, born in 1795, at Kronstadt, in Transylvania, has been, for several years, travelling in Central Asia. He went from Damascus to Bagdâd, thence to Shiraz and Isfahân, back to Bagdad, thence to Lahore, Afghanistân, Bålkh, Bokhâra, over the steppes to Kizilkoom, Orenburg, and St. Petersburgh. He resided three months in Bokhân ra. He proposes to compile a copious account of his travels. His collection of coins and other curiosities is very great. - A newspaper is to be printed at the new printing of. fice at Tiflis, called the “Transcaucasian newspaper.” – Col. Chesney has accomplished his perilous undertaking of reaching the Persian gulf by a steam-boat on the Euphrates. He proposes to ascend on the rise of the river in May next. The subject of a steam navigation to India, is eliciting a warm discussion in Great Britain and in India. The Red Sea and the Euphrates' partizans are equally confident. The advocates for the former predict, that besides the difficulties with the Arab tribes on the banks of the Euphrates, and the shallowness of the water at some seasons of the year, it will teach the Russian autocrat a dangerous lesson. In other words, it will open a road for his Cossacks to Bombay.


Dr. Smith's exploring expedition to Central Africa has returned to Cape Town. The association, under whose patronage it went out, held a meeting on the 19th of May, at which Sir J. F. W. Herschel presided. It was voted, “ That the thanks of the meeting are pecu. liarly due to the missionaries who have aided so much the objects of the expedition.” The limit to which Dr. S. penetrated was 23° 26'

south lat. He had intercourse with twenty-seven native tribes, and received information respecting sixteen others, that he did not see. He laid down the geographical position of many places which are not on any of the maps. The collection of the members of the expedition contains 180 skins of new or rare quadrupeds, 3379 skins of new or rare birds, three barrels of skins of snakes and lizards, one box of insects, two skeletons of crocodiles, 23 tortoises new or rare, 799 geological specimens, and one package of dried plants. They found that the Hottentot race extends to within three weeks of the tropic. Another expedition will soon be undertaken by Dr. Smith.

CORRESPONDENCE.—We have received a letter from the Rev. W. H. Pearce, English Baptist missionary at Calcutta, enclosing for the Repository a learned article from the pen of his fellow-laborer, the Rev. Mr. Yates. We make an extract from his communication : “It has been for some years my happiness to receive the successive numbers of the Repository: It may be gratifying to you to know that in this distant city, on the shores of the Ganges, your periodical is read by myself, and by several of my missionary associates, with interest and profit. May its circulation and usefulness be greatly increased." “ I affectionately hope that the missionary spirit is still spreading throughout your country, and that India may be constantly supplied with large importations of her worthy sons, to aid us in the blessed work of converting her swarming myriads to Christ. There is no fear of sending too many, be it of whatever denomination it may."

We make an extract from a letter which we have received from an eminent geologist : “I am glad to see Prof. H. so assiduously engaged in the study of diluvium. It is a glorious field for research, and will ultimately prove that the last deluge was not solely an act of retributive justice, but of divine mercy. The admixture of loose materials forming soils was in part effected by this grand cataclysm, and the surface of the earth made more productive by this dispensation of Providence. I have never seen this view of the subject taken by others, and shall endeavor to throw some light upon it by my researches in Maine. It seems strange to me that it should have been thus far overlooked by geologists and theologians. We have every where in Maine the most decided proofs of a current of water having swept over the surface of the land transporting the disintegrated rocks, bowlders, and soils from the north and north-west to the south and south-east. I now have before me the diluvial hills and valleys of Augusta, composed of soils derived from the rocks situated to the north of this place, while the deeply cut valleys, some of which are 2000 feet deep and denuded to the tertiary clay, have a general north and south direction."



Appleton Pres. His complete works
Accents Greek, nature and application published, 249.

of, 457. Antiquity, nature, appli- A Priori argument for the Divine er-
calion, and present use of the istence examined, 421. Dr. Clarke
Greek accents, the subject of much

an acute reasoner,

421. His at-
discussion, 458. In the ardor of templed a priori proof stated, 422.
controversy, the real questions lost His reasoning in support of the
sight of, 459. The most important necessary existence of space, not
historical facts in relation to the satisfactory, 423. His argument,
accents from Plato and Aristotle, after all, is not a priori,424. Dr.C.'s
460. From Plutarch and Demos argument, was admitted by most
thenes, 461. Aristophanes of By. of his contemporaries, 425. He
zantium not the inventor of the attempts to prove that many of the
accentual signs, 463. The accents essential attributes of the self-ex-
existed in the spoken language at istent being can be demonstrated
a very early period; were proba a priori, 426. He pushed his in-
bly denoted by distinct written quiries for a cause of the self-exis.
marks as early as the age of Ti. tent being too far, 427. The di.
tus; and were more generally used vine unity not susceptible of full
in writing from the 200th year of proof from the works of nature,
the christian era, 464. The ques-

428. Dr. C.'s attempted a priori
tion, How shall we apply the ac proof of the moral attributes of the
cent in the reciting of the Greek divine being, a failure, 429. Dr.
prose and verse ? discussed, 465. Clarke's Demonstration
Rules given for reciting Greek found work, 431.
poetry, 466. The earliest accen Associations Voluntary, see Volunta-
toal Greek poem in A. D. 1160, ry Associations.
467, The Greek accentual signs Australasia, missionaries and trans-
probably denoted the places, in a lations, 256.
continuous discourse, at which the
voice rose and fell, whether on the

same or different syllables, without
regard to the sudden explosion of Beethoven, a monument erected to
voice which forms a principal in. bis memory, 355.
gredient in our modern system of Beowolf, his Anglo-Saxon poem pub-
pronunciation, 469. Some practi lishing by Kemble, 254.
cal examples adduced from ancient Biblical Literature, properly of mod-
and modern poetry, 470.

ern origin, 2. The means of es-
Amazon, voyages down, 242.

tablishing the christian doctrinea,
Antiquarian Society, American, publi-

3. Important effect in promoting
cations of, 250.

christian unity, 3. Favorable bear.
Antiquarians, Society of English, their ing on the spread of Christianity,
publications, 253.

4.° Value of oriental researches in

a pro-

connection with biblical investiga. Cousin Prof., extracts from his view tions, 5.

Promotes the popular of Prussian education, 32. study of the Bible, 5. Increases Cunningham, translation of Giesoler, respect for the Bible as a literary 239. production, 6. Prompts to a great zeal in the study of languages, 6.

D. Bishop of London, his important tes

timony in relation to the Sabbath, Deluges, historical and geological 235.

compared, 78. The Mosaic histoBloomfield's Greek Testament, com ry of the deluge the one with mended, 250.

which all others are to be comparBrazil, wretched political state of, ed, 79. Brief statement respect. 244.

ing it, 79. Egyptian tradition of Bridges J. his testimony in relation

a deluge, 80. These traditions to the Sabbath, 237.

had their origin in the deluge of Brochant, author of a geological map Noah, 81. Because (1) of the disof France, 254.

crepant dates assigned to these Buckland, his Bridgewater treatise events; (2) some of the princes of noticed, 515.

diluvial memory claimed by vari

ous nations ; (3) natural for every C.

nation to appropriate this bonor to

themselves; (4) too many circumCabinet Biblical, commenced in

stances common in the history of Edinburgh in 1832, 319. Tholuck's the Noachian and beathen deluges commendation of the plan, 319. to allow us to refer them to differ. Causes of the low state of biblical

ent catastrophies, 81. (5) As we literature in Great Britain, 320. approach Armenia, the traditions Character of Ernesti's Principles of deluges more nearly coincide of Interpretation, 321. Language with the Mosaic account, 83.of Palestine, 322. Life of Tiit Traditions of the Chaldeans and mann, 323. Notice of Prof. Titt

Assyrians, 84. (6) Analogous tramann's Synonyms, 323. Tholuck ditions respecting a deluge are on the Romans, 324. General

found scattered over the whole outline of the epistle, 325. Tho. globe, 85. Hindoo tradition very luck's commentary on čoya vóuov, explicit, 87. Prevalent traditions 326. Tholuck's exposition of the in America, 87. Found also sermon on the Mount, 328. Out

among the South Sea Islands, 88. line of the course of thought, 329. These things not to be accounted Pareau's Principles of Interpreta for without referring them to the tion, 330. Dissertation's of Storr same event, 88. (7) The deluge and Rosenmüller's Biblical Geog. of Noah forms, in a great measure, raphy, 331. General character of the ground-work of heathen my. the Cabinet, 332.

thology, 89. So many allusions Catholics, tolerance towards, 503. to Noah and his circumstances

Missions to the South Seas, 253. hardly accidental, 90. The ark a Chalmers Dr., his complete works conspicuous object in heathen noticed, 516.

worship, 91. Histories of opinions Christianity Practical, see Practical

respecting deluges, 93. PythagoChristianity.

ras and Strabo, 93. Ancient Jews Chili, encouraging state of, 243. and Arabians not scientific, 94. Clarke Dr. Samuel, his Demonstra Fossil shells brought to light at tion reviewed, 421.

Verona in the 16th century, 94. Colleges, namber of in the U. States, Many learned mon still hold that 251.

these remains were deposited by Commission Historique, of ot, the deluge of Noah, 95. Fossil noticed, 253.

animals and plants altogether dif

forent from existing races, 96.
Theories of Burnet, Woodward
and others, 97. Calcott's Treatise
on the deluge, 98. Burnet's no-
tions, 99.

Strange opinions of
Kirby in his Bridgewater treatise,
101. His opinions likely to exert
a bad influence, 104. Ingenious
expedient of Hooke, 105. Ray
and Englefield, 106. Silliman
suggests that the waters could be
brought over the earth by means
of vast galvanic arrangements in
the bowels of the earth, 106. The-
ories of Halley, and Whiston, 107.
Deluc and Granville Penn, 108.
Intolerance of Penn, Fairholme,
etc. 109. Dr. Ure thinks that the
territory occupied by the human
race was permanently submerged
at the deluge, 113. Žamboni and
Chabaurd, 114. Ocean thought
by Halley, Whitehurst and others
to be elevated by internal heat,
116. Elie de Beaumont's theory,
117. De La Beche thinks that a
deluge of waters rushed over the
northern parts of the globe, 119.
Sedgwick, 119. Greenough and
Murchison, 120. Cuvier and
Buckland, 121. Cony beare and
Jameson, 122. Daubeny, Bake-
well and Brongniart, 123. Du
'Halloy, 124. Hausmann, 125.-
Beck and Boubée, 126. Rozet,
127. Lyell, 128. Macculloch,
131. Dr. Fleming, 132. Boné,
133. American geologists gener.
ally adopt the diluvial theory,
137. Notice of Dr. Buckland's
geology, 515.
Discussion Free, the Right of, 368.

The fact that Milton, Jeremy Tay.
lor, and Robert Hall called atten.
tion to this subject shows it to be
of great importance, 368. The
subject must be discussed in each
successive generation, 369. No
portion of history more interest-
ing than that which relates to this
matter, 370.

Milton collected
nearly all which can be in his
Areopagitica, 371.

The right of
free discussion been called in
question, 372. Undergoing a new
examination in this country, 372.

The right to be limited by metes
and bounds, 373. Subjects which
pertain to private character, feel.
ings, etc. not to be discussed, 373.
Some of the strongest enemies to
the right heedless of attacking
character, 374. The private af.
fairs of a family, school, college,
corporation, not to be discussed,
375. A recklessness on this sub-
ject at the present time, 376. But
little regard paid frequently to the
tenderness of private reputation,

The right extends to all
principles of action or belief, 378.
We have a right to examine the
question, What is truth on any
subject, 379.

All doctrines or
practices in which we partake
with others may be canvassed,
380. Obligation to investigate
truth imposed by God, 381. Eve-
ry law and custom in a community
may be investigated, 382. These
principles generally, not univer-
sally, admitted, in our country,
382. The securing of these
principles has cost many a hard
fought battle, 382.

Bacon's re-
mark true, that we live in the old
age of the world, 383. The right
inherent in our nature, 384. God
made the mind free, 385. The
universe adapted to freedom of
investigation, 386. The works of
God nover lead us astray, 387.
All science based on the right of
free discussion, 390. The same
freedom ought to be extended to
theology, 391. Our institutions
all based on the right of free dis-
cussion, 393. The Bible the friend
of this right, 394. When the
mind or body is to be bound in
chains, the Bible is kept out of
sight, 395.

Where that book is
suppressed, there is no mental
freedom, 396.

Is this right en.
dangered ? 398. In ancient times,
in Athens, Rome, etc. this right
sometimes abused, 399. In the
dark ages, power repressed this
right, 400. Yet some independ.
ent spirits at that time, 401. His.
torical statement of Milton, 402.
Censorship of books, 403. In our

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