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ral interest. The following are the results which we have been able to gatber from our imperfect sources of information : 41

Extract from the Ecclesiastical portion of M. de Beaufort's Statistics.

France.—18 archbishoprics, 117 bishoprics, 34,498 parishes, 366,000 ecclesiastics, 36 academies, 24 universities.

Austria, (Hered.)—3 archbishoprics, 15 bishoprics, 6 universities, 6 col. leges.

Tuscany.—3 archbishoprics, 2 bishoprics, 2 universities.

Russia.–30 archbishoprics and bishoprics, (Greek,) 18,319 parishes, 68,000 ecclesiastics, 4 universities.

Spain.—8 archbishoprics, 51 bishoprios, 19,683 parishes, 27 universities.

England.2 archbishoprics, 25 bishoprics, 9684 parishes,
Ireland.-4 archbishoprics, 19 bishoprics, 2293 parishes.
Scotland.-13 synods, 98 presbyteries, 938 parishes, 4 universities.
Prusia.—1 Catholic bishop, 6 universities.

Portugal.-1 patriarch, 5 archbishoprics, 19 bishopries, 3343 parishes, 2 universities.

Naple8.—23 archbishoprics, 145 bishoprics, 1 university, and several colleges.

Sicily.-3 archbishoprics, 10 bishoprics, 4 universities.
Sardinia.-3 archbishoprics, 26 bishoprics, 3 universities.

Papal States.—3 archbishoprics, 5 bishoprics, 8 universities, and several colleges.

Sweden.—1 archbishopric, 14 bishoprics, 2538 parishes, 3 universities, 10 colleges.

Denmark.-12 bishoprics, 2 universities.
Poland.2 archbishoprics, 6 bishoprics, 4 universities.
Venice.—1 patriarch, 4 archbishoprics, 31 bishoprics, 1 university.
Holland.--6 universities.
Suitzerland.-4 bishoprics, 1 university.

Palatinate of Bavaria.—1 archbishopric, 4 bishopries, 2 universities, 1 academy of sciences.

Saxony.—3 universities, 5 presbyterian colleges, 1 academy of sciences. Hanover.—750 parishes, 1 university.

Wirtemberg.-Lutheran Consistory, 14 abbeys, 1 university, and several colleges.

Hesse-Cassel.—2 universities, 1 academy of sciences.
The word college in this enumeration is used in rather a vague sense.

· The statistics here given are far from being correct at the present day; but the wait increase which has taken place in the number of educational and cbaritable institutions corroborates the remarks of the author. T.

From the work of Helyot we have collected the following summary of the principal hospitals in Europe :

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Religious called Porte-Croix, Monasteries with Hospitals.

Italy...........
France........
Germany.
Bohemia.....

200

7 9 15

20

Canons and Canonesses of St. James-of-the-Sword.

Spain.........
Religious Women, Hospitalers of the Order of St. Augustin,

Hôtel-Dieu, at Paris..............
Saint-Louis.....
Moulins......

1

Brothers of Charity of St. John-of-God.

Spain and Italy............
France ....

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18 24

Religious Women, Hospitalers of Charity of Our Lady.

France

12

18 12

Religious Women, Hospitalers of Loche.

France

Italy..........
Religious Women, Hospitalera of St. John of Jerusalem.

France.....

2

359

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It is obvious that Helyot refers only to the principal establishments serrel by the different religious orders, as no capital city is mentioned in this enumeration, except Paris, though it is certain that others contain from twenty to thirty hospitals. These central houses have their branches, which are indicated in most authors only by etceteras.

It is scarcely possible to state with certainty the number of colleges in Europe, as they are not mentioned by writers. We may observe that the religious of St. Basil, in Spain, have at least four in each province,--that all the Benedictine congregations applied theinselves to the instruction of youth, that the Jesuit provinces embraced all Europe,-that the universities had & great number of schools and colleges dependent on them,—and that we have undoubtedly made a very low estimate in computing the number of scholars under Christian instruction at three hundred thousand.

Denmark ..........

By an examination of the different geographies, particularly that of Guthrie, we reckon the number of cities in Europe at 3294, assigning one hospital to each :Cities.

Cities. Norway..... 20 Tuscany...

22 31 Papal States.......

36 Sweden........ 75 Naples................................

60 Russia.................................. 83 Sicily.

17 Scotland

103 Corsica and other islands ....... 21 England...

552 France, with its new territory.. 960 39 Prussia.......

30 Spain........... 208

40 Portugal ....

Hungary..

67 Piedmont.......... 37 Transylvania

8 Italian Republic........... 43 Gallicia .....

16 San Marino.........

Swiss Republic.........

91 Venetian States and Parma.... 23 Germany......

643 Ligurian Republic... ........... 15 Republic of.........

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Total............

Ireland..............**

Poland .............

.......... 3294

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