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which this qualified censure was principally applied in October were works of German theology .
AMERICA . Extract from a letter , New-York , 15 th May , 1823 . " There is little now going'on here ; the most important in my recollection is the excommunication of a lady by a Rev . Dr . Spring for obstinately persisting in the disbelief of eternal punishments , and the extension of slavery to Illinois State 1 "
NORWAY . Norway has lost in the space of a few years , four of its oldest and most distinguished poets . By a remarkable coincidence , they were all four ecclesiastics ; but they all cultivated the art of poetry , without ever c&gjprQmisingtbe dignity of the
priesthood . If they paid a tribute to youth in composing * some works ' which severe - critics would call frivolous , after they had become priests they qpjptfjeerated their talents to more nob | e > and elevated productions . Johan Nwdahl Brun . born in 1745 , died
bishop of Bergen , in 1816 : he vomposed in his youth two tragedies , in the taste of Racine , one entitled Zarinay an 4 the other Einar . These two works were much admired ; their celebrity lasted however but for some years .
He afterwards published , in 1796 , a poem of which the subject is taken from the Scriptures , and the title of which is Jonathtm . Notwithstanding a number of minor beauties , this ' poem neither obtained
nor deserved popularity . Brun has also wrhten a great number of pamphlets and fugitive pieces , both in verse and prose , which are justly esteemed ; but it is particularly as a religious orator that he has acquired his reputation .
Claus Pavels , born in 1769 , succeeded , in 1817 , M . Norduhl JBrun , as bishop of Bergen , where he died three years afterwards . Besides some fugitive poems , which are not void of merit , he has left several collections of
sermons , which are much esteemed . Jonas Rein , born in 1760 , died iu 1820 at Bergen , where he was pastor of the New Church . He is author of a tragedy which has never been acted . His poetry exhibits noble and refined ideas and exquisite feelings His moral works in prose are not less , admirable .
Jens Zetlitz , born m l / bl , was pastor of the Commune of Holders , where he died in 1821 . He is author of a great number of poems of various kinds , among which may be distinguished religious pieces and moral songs , for the use of the peasants of the national militia . —Revue Encyclopkdwue \
360 Intelligence . —Foreign : Prussia . America . Norway . Persia .
PRUSSIA . On the 2 nd of March , at Berlin , died Professor Wadreck , who had bestowed persevering care and instruction on 400 poor children . He originated the idea of his institution in
the middle of an extremely severe winter , during which he found seventeen famines heaped together ¦ in a miserable barn , and many more with no other asylum than a stable or cowhouse . Not being able to afford substantial relief to the entire families ,
he took charge of the children . At first he brought them up in private houses ; sooa after , the generous contributions of individuals , and subsequently the patroaage of the king and
the princes enabled him to found a respectable establishment , and to extend his benevolent protection to a greater number of unfortunate children . Translated from the Revue Encyclopkdique for May 1823 , p . 449 .
PERSIA . The attention of the friends of civilization and liberty has been long drawn towards this interesting country , which , like Greece , is awaking from the slumber of centuries . An article
in the Times newspaper , of June 5 , announces that the heir of that splendid monarchy has ordered through the Mirza , now resident in London , a service of English Porcelain for the Persian Court . It is gratifying to us
as Englishmen to learn , that before the Mirza decided on the order which he had received , he inspected the two best depositaries in Europe , that of Seves , in France , and that of Messrs .
Flight and Barr , in England , and ou comparison , * gave the preference to the latter . But we are most interested in the conclusion of the article , relating to a much higher subject , and we quote it entire : " We may mention as an illustration of the Priuee Royal ' s wish to . adopt the advantages of more civilized states of . society , $ hat tie has
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1823, page 360, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1785/page/48/