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ROYAL NAVY IN COMMISSION. ITIAM SHIP*. Aboukir, Jamaica Greyhound, N.Amer. Phoebe, Mediter. Adder, Chatham and West Indies Pigmy, Portsmouth Adventure, troop ser- Griffon, W. Africa Pioneer, ord. home Tjce Plover, N. America Ajax, Kingstown Handy, W. Africa and West Indies Alecto, Brazils Hardy, China Procris, Malta Alert, Channel Harrier, Australia Psyche, Mediter. Algerine, China Hastings, Queen's T. Pylades, N. America Antelope, W. Africa Havock, China and West Indies Archer, W. Africa Hawke, Queenctown Argus, China Hecate, ord. home Queen, Mediter. Ariadne, N. America Hesper, China and West Indies Himalaya, troop ser. Racehorse, China Ariel, Cape Hogue, Greenock Racoon, Mediter. Hornet, East Indies Ranger, ord. home Bacchante, Pacific Hydra, Woolwich Rapid, Mozambique Barracouta, N.Amer. Rattler, China and West Indies Icarus, Meditter. Rattlesnake, W. Af. Barossa, China Immortalite, N. Am. Resistance, Channel Blk. Prince, Channel and West Indies Revenge, Mediter. Blenheim, Milford Industry, store ser. Rifleman, China Buzzard, N. America Insolent, China Rinaldo, N. America and West Indies Investigator, W. Af. and West Indies Ringdove, ord. home Cameleon, Pacific Jackal, Greenock Rosario, N. America Caradoc, Mediter. Jaseur, W. Africa and West Indies Centaur, ord. home Jason, N. America Royal Oak, Channel Charybdis, Pacific and West Indies Russell, Falmouth Challenger, North' Amer. & W. Indies Kestrel, China Satellite, Brazils Chanticleer, Medit. Seout, ord. home Cockatrice, Medit. Landrail, N. America Scylla, Sheerness Colossus, Portland and West Indies Severn, East Indies Columbine, Scotland Leander, Pacific Shannon, N. Amer. Coquette, China Lee, W. C. of Africa and West Indies Cormorant, China Leopard, China Shearwater, Pacific Cornwallis, Hull Leven, China Sheldrake, Brazils Cossack, Meditter. Liffey, Mediterran. Slaney, China Curacoa, Australia Lightning,Pembroke Snipe, Chatham Curlew, Brazils Lily, North America Sparrow, W. Africa Cygnet, N. America and West Indies Speedwell, Wlwich. and W. Indies Liverpool, Channel Spider, S. America Lizard, Scotland Staunch, China Dart, coast of Africa Steady, North Amer. Dasher, Channel I. Magicienne, Medit. and West Indies Dauntless, Sthmpton Malacca, ord. home St George, Mediter. Dee, store service Manilla, China Stromboli, Brazils Defence, Channel Majestic, Liverpool Styx, North America Desperate, ord.home Marlborough, Medit. and West Indies Devastation, Pacific Meanee, Mediter. Supply, par. ser. Doterel, Brazils Medea, N. America Surprise, Mediter. Dromedary, par. ser. and West Indies Sutlej, Pacific Duke of Wellington, Medina, Mediter. Swallow, China Portsmouth Medusa, Sheerness Megcera, par. ser. Tamar, Sheerness Eclipse, Australia Miranda, Australia Tartar, Pacific Edgar, Channel Mullet, W. Africa Terror, Bermuda Edinburgh, Queen'" Mutine, Pacific Topaze, ord. home Ferry, N.B. Torch, coast of Africa Emerald, Channel Narcissus, C. G. H. Trafalgar, Mediter. Enchantress, Ptmth. Nile, North America Tribune, Pacific Encounter, ord. hme and West Indies Trident, Mediter. Esx, Australia Nimble, N. America Tiiton, Brazils Espoir, W. Africa and West Indies Euryalus, China Valorous, C.G.Hope Orestes, C. G. Hope Vesuvius, N. Amer. Fairy, Portsmouth Orlando, Mediter. and West Indies Firefly, Mediter. Orontes, Portsmth. Victoria and Albert, Flamer, China Osborne, Portsmoth. Portsmouth Forte, Brazils Osprey, China Vigilant, E.'Indies Forward, Pacific Pandora, W. Africa Virago, N. America. Fox, par. service Pantaloon, Bombay and West Indies Foxhound, Mediter. Pearl, ord. home Vivid, Woolwich Pelican, Mediter. Vulcan, ord. home Galatea, N. America Pelorus, Devonport and West Indies Pembroke, Harwich Wanderer, Mediter» Geyser, par. service Perseus, China Warrior, Channel Gibraltar, Dvnport. Peterel, N. America Weazel, China Gorgon, ord. home Phseton, N. Amer. Weser, Mediter. Grappler, Pacific and West Indies Wye, Sheerness Grasshopper, China Philomel, W. Africa! Zebra, W. Africa SHIPS. ;ti •% Acorn, Shanghai Fisgard, Woolwich President, Thames Active, Hartlepool Formidable, Shrness Royal Adelaide, De- Asia, Portsmouth Gipsy, Queenstown vonport Boscawen, South- Hibernia. Malta Saracen, H. Kong hampton Implacable, Devon- Saturn, Pembroke Brilliant, Dundee port Sealark, Portsmout Britannia, Dartmth. Impregnable,Devon- Seringapatam, Cap Cambridge,Devonpt. port Southampton, Sness Canopus, Devonport Indus, Devonport Squirrel, Devonport Castor, North Shields Isis, Sierra Leone St Vincent, Prtmth. Cumberland, Sheer- Madagascar, Rio Trincomalee,Sunder- ness Meander, Ascension land Doedalus, Bristol Naiad, Callao Victory, Portsmouth Eagle, Liverpool Nereus, Valparaiso Vindictive, Fernando Egmont, Rio Princess Charlotte, Wellesley, Chatham Excellent, Portsmth. Hong Kong Winchester, Abrdn. Excellent, Portsmth. Hong Kong Winchester, Abrdn.. A WELSH: CHAPEL.—The chapfei was a queer littl place, very small and very plain, with four candle-stick suspended from the ceiling, and two or three hanging on the wall; those latter being made of tin, and polished go as to act as reflectors. There was an ordinary fire-place at the end of the chapel, the pews were of the commonest description, and round the pulpit was the large square enclosure which in the stricter churches of the Wesleyans is set apart for the elders. The preacher was a shoe- maker of the name of Evans, and he had journeyed 10 miles that morning to conduct the service. He com- menced by giving out a hymn in Welsh. Contrary to the custom generally adopted in churches and chapels in England, the congregation did not rise in a body at the sounding of the first note of the hymn; indeed, scarcely more than three people had risen from their seats by the time the first line had been chanted by the leader. But slowlj* one by one, the people rose, until perhaps three fourths of their number were standing, and singing lustily. There seemed to be the same wild, absent look about the features of each, comparing well with the wild weird notes of the song that they sung. There seemed to be the same listlessness, too, in their manner; for those of the men who stood, lolled on the back of their pews, with their hands in their pockets, some turning this way, and some that, now singing, now silent. Near to the end of the hymn the voices seemed to flag, and the sound died almost to the volume of but one voice when from the corner of the chapel lustily swelled the first note of the tune. This voice was soon joined by the whole of the singers, and so the verse was repeated; dying gradually, the sound was caught up again in another part of the chipel, and the same process was repeated—falling and rising, dying and reviving for some four or five times, when the spirit seemed to move none to reawaken the sound, and so the hymn ended. That is one of the characteristics of the native Welsh singing, and it has a very strange and moving effect. The tunes are mostly in the minor key, and the wailing notes of the singers seem like the last notes of a dying language. On the completion of the hymn, the preacher commenced a prayer in a scarcely audible voice, but, by-and-by, it grew louder, and occasionally the people showed their appreciation of the aspirations of the preacher by a repetition of 'Amen,' 'Av, ay,' and 'Diolch,' which last may be translated Gloria Deo.' As the service advanced, and when the preaching commenced, these comments increased and, as is customary in such places, some of the members of the congregations arose—others walked out of their seats and leaned over the back of another pew. One old man with red hair, and with a very large magenta-coloured woollen wrapper tied round his neck with a bow, placed himselr n. all kinds of posi- tions now and then repeating his comments with much fervour. As the preacher grew warm in his discourse, and chanted his exhortations of many sentences com- mencing with the same syllables, and ending with a kind of wail-which among the people is called the hwyl'— some even wept, and many seemed moved. Busby felt a kind of thrill at the extraordinary tone of the preacher, and the earnest looks of the people; and even Mr Stainley felt a little out of the common.' Indeed there was only one thing that marred the touching nature of the service, and that was the immense amount of expectoration that was going forward all over the chapel. Even the Minister, while preaching, was not careful to refrain from indul- ging in a habit that seemed to be so generally prevalent. The service was concluded by another hymn, and it was long before it was ended, for the preaching had moved the people to praise.— Cornhill Masazine.

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