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original French of M. Gregoire, Charge to the Clergy of the Archformerly Bishop of Blois. 8vo. pp. deaconry of Norwich. By the Rev. 100. Conder. 3s. 6d. 1815.
H. Bathurst, LL.B. Archdeacon of THE good Bishop of Blois," as Norwich, Rector of North Creak,
the translator tells us M.Gre. and of Oby, in the county of Norgoire is familiarly termed, has in this. folk, and late Fellow of New Col. publication rendered a new service lege, Oxford. Delivered at his to the cause of humanity and charity. Primàry Visitation in May 1815, By the black slaves no one needs to be and published at the Request of told that he means the African ne- the Clergy. 4to. pp. 40. Stockgroes, whose cause he pleads on the dale. broad basis of justice, but who are RCHDEACON Bathurst is the
son of the venerable Bishop of Irish Catholics.
Norwich, and with great propriety What! the son of a black, born in dedicates to his “ Dear Father" this England, shall be admitted, if he be a Charge, which is imbued with the Protestant, to all municipal rights, while
same good sense and charitable spirit they shall be unmercifully denied to a
and unassuming eloquence that have obite, because he is a Catbolic !" Pp.60, endeared the Bishop to all denomina61.
tions of Christians. If we envy the At this, the liberal Bishop is natu- clergy of our Establishment in any rally indignant, and in his confidence thing, it is in the ample means which in the English character he antici- they possess of gaining the affections pates the period when “ by a solemn of mankind by moderation and cathoact, reparation will be made for the licism: happy those of them that like accumulated injuries which the Ca- this good father and son are at leisure tholics, the Dissenters, and even the from the pursuits of worldly policy to Jews have for ages sustained :" (p. 29) gain the true and durable riches of in this will consist the true glory of public esteem! the country; “the discharge of this Our eulogium on Archdeacon Badebt would be received as a favour, thurst is not darned by his sursender and would cause no tears but those of of the principles of his Church; he joy; while the burning of Washing. boldly vindicates the Establishment: ton has drawn tears of grief from all nor by any compliments to the Dispersons of sensibility,” (p. 80, 81): senters; he sketches the character of nay, further, the Bishop conjectures their forefathers, the Puritans, in no that “ the period is not very distant, black colours, but at the same time when governments will, for the most in no bright ones: we admire in bim part, be brought to admit the prin- that which is above all speculative ciple, that civil and political rights truth, and which will last when the not being inherently connected with controversies between particular sects any religious opinions, all that civil will have died away, namely, evanauthorities can have to do with dif- gelical benevolence. ferent modes of worship, is to pre- We have great satisfaction in corso vent them either from being interfered cluding this brief article with two with or from interfering with others” short extracts from the Charge:(p: 76, 77).
4 Nature itself seems to have fixed the In this little work, the Bishop often temperature most favourable to human geglances at the unhappy state of his nins and happiness between the extremes country. He writes with the despo- of heat and cold; and true religion, which tism of a government which dreads is ever a copy of those perfections which the press full before his face. Wretch- are derived from God, and which, through ed France! where Truth itself “ is nature, flow from hini, seems to have fixed esteemed a contraband article till it truth and virtue in the like fine latitudes; has appeared at the Custom-House of not indeed as though there were any singuThought and obtained its passport, wherein our moral perfection, so far as at
spot, any one invisible and nice point, after having undergone the arbitrary tainable here, lies, but in a sufficiently clipping and shearing of the censor.
broad though comparatively confined space. ship" (p. 88).
There is room enough for many characters,
expressive of as many beauties as there are Art. VI. - The True Spirit of the colours in the rainbow of heaven, equally
Church of England considered, in a capable of wion and melting into oue form
of heavenly hue and, design; and these clearly revealed in the Scriptures as different shades (even as different colours to warrant Bishop Burgess and the please different visious) seem formed to re- Athanasian creed in damning such as commend religion in all ber different com- doubt or disbelieve. But, in fact, it plexions, all beautiful, though not all exactly the same; all ranging under a ge proves a great deal more, viz. that the neral description, thougli noi esactly simi- doctrine of the Trivity could not have Jar. The features of the Christian graces been believed by the Sacred Writmay be reflected upon by the various tem- ers, and that it wants support from peraments of the soul; they may receive the early Fathers. a colouring from warmth, or a colder hue The author is evidently “ a clergyfrom the languor of natural disposition; man of the church of England:" he is but they are all Christian graces still in the also a scholar, a good writer and a purview of that charity which is the bond well-informed theologian ; and what is and seal of all their excellencies.” Pp. of more valuc, he is a Christian in spi34, 35. Apply these remarks to reli- Unitarians, he avowedly dissents from
rit. He professes not to side with the gious knowledge and perceptions, and instead of condemning shades of character. Bishop Burgess and the Athanasians; because they be darker or lighter than your he would, we suppose, call himself a own, consider thein to be varios direrso Sceker. Good-tempered Christians of sole colores, as the different reflections of every party will be pleased with his the same great light of heaven, in a dir- Letier; bigots will blush, at least they ferent position with respect to the object. can scarcely rave whilst they read it. Our very infirmities are allied nearly to our The clergymau has“ taken the unusual best and greatest qualities; and you may liberty of sending a copy to the Bench as well wish to strike the moisture from of Bishops.” We wish we had the the rain, and yet to retain its fertilizing means of conveying one into every quality, as you would wish to have quali.
church, chapel and meeting-house, ties of virtue and worth here, without some tendency to defect or exuberance. Among throughout the kingdom. ourselves are many minds and shades of perception. With a graver and a deeper Art. VIII.-An Attempt to explain the shade of virtne than others we are expected,
Term Unitarian, occasioned by a inwardly as well as outwardly, to be in
Note in Dr. Gregory's Work on vested; but if there be differences only which are not essential between ns, let us
the Evidences, Doctrines and Du. consider them all as instrumental to what
ties of the Christian Religion, in a is good; and instead of censuring or re
Letter to that Gentleman.
By : Hecting upon one another for different John Fullugar. 8vo. pp. 60. 2s. modes of pursuing the same good ends, 1814. Eaton. let us shew a pattern of what the world is the opinion of this author
in want, a spirit of true Christian charity, longs to all Anti-Trinitarians. He which, instead of setting up the idol of its own particular affections as the infallible Socinian to modern Unitarians. In
censures the application of the term test of what is excellent and true, takes the Letter are arguments in behalf of into consideration circumstances, passions, Unitarianism in general. perceptive powers, particular habits, and, in all things, is desirous to direct us to har
Mr. Fullagar finds fauit with our mony, to peace and to patient endurance, review of Mr. Hughes's sermon berather than to domineer over others, to dic- fore the Southern Unitarian Society tate our own opinions, or to trust presump- (see vol. viii. p. 273). On a revision tuously to our own right hand and ability” of that article and a reperusal of the Pp. 38, 39.
sermon, we cannot acknowledge the
justice of this author's animadversions. Art. VII. A Letter to the Right Rev. Assuredly, we never “ took alarm"
Thomas Burgess, D.D. F.R.S. and at the sentiments of the sermon, or F.A.S. Lord Bishop of St. David's ; “ condemned the drift of it" or “decontainiog Remarks on his Lorde cried" it. Mr. Fullagar may think ship's Introduction to the Doctrine that the “ drift" of the discourse is of the Trinity, and to the Athansian not to uphold the hypothesis of Ben Creed, By a Clergyman of the Mordecai; but he cannot deny that Church of England. 8vo. pp. 92. that hypothesis is maintained in it, Rodwell. 1815.
or that the critical principles of the VHE
by the writer, is to prove that upon the hypothesis. the doctrine of the Tripity is not so
brought to bear
1815, Mr. James Pierce, in the 26th quajuted, and being gifted with an excelyear of his age. A decline of which, alas! jent memory, her conversation was pecuthe symptoms had been long apparent, ter- liarly interesting - From it, while the minated his life. He sustained bis illness young derived pleasure, those of more me. with fortitude, whilst resignation marked ture age and judgment often obtained imhis gradual descent to the tomb. He gave provement. She was not unnoticed by the pleasing indications that religion had muses, several small pieces having occasi. touched his heart, and bad he been spared obally appeared before the public. She there is every reason to believe that he had been several times engaged in the task would have devoted himself to the interests of domestic education, in which ber cone of a rational and scriptural piety. As a scientious assiduity was ever rewarded by member of the community he was charac- the evident improvement of her pupils, and terised by frankness of manners, liberality by their warmest affection. But she posof sentiment and an undeviating integrity. sessed another excellency, which was prized His remains were interred in the family by herselfand her friends above all othersvault of the burial-ground belonging to the her firm adherence to virtue and religion, General Baptists, by the Rev. B. Marten, In the first, she was most correct and exemwho delivered an impressive oration on the plary, in every situation. In the latter, she brevity of life, the certaiuty of death and was grounded from personal inquiry and the awfulness of future judgment. Mr. mature reflection. The two important Samuel Dobell, Sunday evening, July the principles on which her opinions were 2nd, preached a funeral sermon from Job founded, and from which her consolations xxvii. 11. I will teach you by the hand of were derived, were the Unity of the Divine God that which is with the Almighty will Being, and the essential perfection and be. I not conceal. The house was crowded nevoleuce of his character. The one preand the discourse, suited to the melancholy served her from perplexity in religious occasion, inade a deep impression on the worship, the other from the dread of futu. hearts of the hearers. The deceased was rity. To heaven she could look, as the the last surviving son of the late much- abode of her father, the author of every blesesteemed Mr. Sampson Pierce, of Dover, sing, rightly estimating the gospel as the who was ever ready to succour the distress- most invaluable of his gifts; and under such ed, and who was perseveringly active to views, and influenced by such principles, promote the interests of religion. The was habitually prepared for his summons ? widow and her two daughters affectionately bence, though her warning was short and cherish their memory. The world passeth her passage painful, she evinced no terror, away and the fashion thereof-but he that none of that frightful disquietude which doeth the will of God abideth for ever. J.E. .other views often create. She trusted in the
word of God, and with serenity and resigDied, at Portsea, September 15th, at the nation, inspired by the best hope of the age of 22 years, Sarah Louisa CHALDE- Christian, almost imperceptibly breathed cott, daughter of Mr. Isaac Chaldecott, her last. Being a member of the General Surgeoo to the Garrison of Portsmouth, Baptist Society, her remains were interred, and grand-daughter of the late Mr. George on Sunday the 17th, in the aisle of the Cha Smith, the eminent Landscape Painter, of pel in St. Thomas's Street, Portsmouth, by Chichester, a portion of whose genius sbe Mr. Joseph Brent, her respected friead and seemed to have inherited. A fortnight be- pastor. Of the same family, three other fore the solemn event which terminated her children of the most promising talents, have short but valuable life, she was in health, fallen a prey to death, witbin a few years.com and with an engaging sprightliness enjoy- a brother of 14 years, a sister of i5, and ing and contributing to the purest pleasures another brother of 18, who had just served of social intercourse. Being endowed by his term as a midshipman in the Royal nature with superior mental capacities, she Navy, and was returning from a foreign had, under peculiar disadvantages, made station, being entrusted with the command great attainments, having, principally by of a prize, captured by another ship, which her own application, acquired a thorough could not spare hands to navigate her, knowledge of the English language, and when he was overtaken by a storm at sea, a proficiency in the French. In the most and has never since been heard of. pure and elegant female accomplishments she had, by the same means, arrived at con- Lately, in Italy, of a ferer, the Rev. John siderable perfection. In music, her vocal CheTwODE EUSTACE, author of the Claspowers, which combined sweetness with sical Tour in Italy. Few works of equal chaste expression, were the delight of all magnitude, and on a subject unconnected who heard them exerted. With bistory with the feelings or occurrences of the day, ushered into the world by no patronage, gion was not less that of the heart than the and written by a man till then kuown to a head; and that the faith of his sincere small circle only of friends, ever experi- conviction was the spring and first morer enced so rapid a diffusion, or acquired to of his whole conduct. the author so sudden and extended reputa- His acquirements as a polite scholar, and tion. His acquaintance was sought by al- the elegance of his style, are well known most all persons in this country, distin- to the numerous readers of his published guished by rank and talents, and their ex. works. His friends alone know that his pectations of pleasure and profit from his poetical talents were of a high order. society were more than equalled by the He had made considerable progress in a amenity of his manners. Dignified with- Didactic Poem on the Culture of the youthout pride, cheerful without levity, in bis ful Mind; which diffidence alone had preintercourse with the world he never for a vented him from finishing, but which, in moment lost sight of his sacred character, the opinion of those who had seen it, and or its duties, which he fulfilled withoni who were well qualified to judge of its osteutatious display, or aftected conceal. merits, would have added much to his alment.
ready high reputation. Amidst his other Althouglı his Tour in Italy exhibits not pursuits he bad deeply studied the English only his extensive acquaintance with clas- Constitution, and none could more warmly sical and polite literature, but his culti. - admire, or more strongly feel its excel vated and refined taste, yet the spirit of lence. His political sentiments were those Christian morality and Christian benevo- of the men designated by the title of Old lence, which breathes in every page, is per. Whigs ; equally abhorrent of the debasehaps its most striking feature; and the ment of arbitrary sway, and the wild unsame gentleness and candour are conspi- curbed wanderings of democratic fanaticuous in bis controversial writings. His cism. His loss will be long lamented, bis Letter to the Bishop of Lincolo is, perhaps, memory long cherished with affectionate unequalled for argument exempt from pe- respect, by all who knew him. They will dantry, and for freedom of discussion un- not forget the lessons his life not less than cinctnred by acrimony.
his conversation tanght them; and this Those who had the happiness to share slight memorial will not be the last tribua his friendship, saw and felt in every instant paid to his talents and his virtues.-Morn of their intercourse with him, that his reli- Chron. Sept. 13.
siderable loss on the part of the besiegers. As NAFLES. ---It may not be generally known far as we can collect, the general aspect prothat during the latter part of Joachim's sented by the whole of New Spain, is exactly (Murat's) reign at Naples, he had counte- the same as that of Old Spain in the late war; nanced the asseinbling of a few strangers, the Royalists possess only the capitals of chiefly Swiss, French and English, who thus provinces, in which they are obliged to keep established the first Protestant congregati- inany troops to maintain internal order, and on in Italy. Of course, this heretical inno- keep their communications open as well as vation will be done away at the restoration they can. They can hardly venture into of the Sicilian Ferdinand; so that, through the field, and even in this situation their the instrumentality of the British navy and advanced posts are freqnently attacked, the Austrian army subsidized by us, ihe was lately the case with the outworks the Protestant Religion will be happily extir. Viceroy had established two miles from pated from Naples, and not appear elsewhere Mexico. The Insurgents are completely in Italy. (June 12.)
organized into strong guerillas and parties, Mexico. —The newspapers from Spanish and nothing Royalist can traverse the roada America describe the spread of the Revola- without covering troops. tiou. Large bodies of insurgents had ar. Whilst the Viceroy and the Inquisition proached the capital of Mexico and alarıned are celebrating with Bull Feasts and Te and distressed the viceroy.
Deums in the capital, the restoration of FED It would be impossible to enumerate the VINAND to his throne, his Generals are burn nuinberless actions detailed in the file of ing the defenceless towns and villages Gazettes, not only in consequence of their murdering their inhabitants, and the lado frequency and enbracing a long period of pendents intercept the roads, take and fostime, but our readers would not know the tify strong positions, establish points of sup goographical position of the places. The port and communication, strengthen theis principal military action is that of the siege armies by the defeat and desertion of theis of Coporo (45 leagues from Mexico), where enemies, which latter increases from the the largest body of Royalist troops was em- Viceroy being without funds. It also ap ployed, audwhich had been raised after come pense that the Independents and agent to
New Orleans, to solicit arms from the proclamation, recalling the peaceable perUnited States; they have established mari- sons who had quitted the town; they obeyed time communications with New Orleans, this order and a great nunber were assassithrough the means of the Carthagena privac nated. teers which frequent their ports, and what “ From the 20th to the 29th the pillages is still more important is, they bave estab- and assassinations did not discontinue. lished a National Congress, out of the reach Those who sought their safety in flight were of Spanish bayonets.
assassinated on the roads. Some were conThe details fill the mind with horror and ducted into prisons, where they are still dismay. Massacres and devastation appear groaning. on the face of each page, and again remind “On the 29th the Prefect of the King us of the conquests of Cortez and PIZARRO. arrived. The other Prefect had been named Their consequences, will however, have a by
-, the Royal Commissioner. contrary effect. The late peace with the “On the 30th a Te Deum was chanted. United States, begius to afford the facilities On the 31st the new Prefect published a of arms; and Europe, ponder, whilst it is very prudent proclamation, but he quitted yet time, for it is the Republic of North Nismes. Ameriea, that is about to reap the greatest
« On the 1st of August, M. de CAŁVIERE, skare of the honour, glory and fruits, of the person whom the Royal Commissioner rescuing the oppressed discoveries of Co. had named, resumed the functions of PreLUMBOS from an irou and degrading yake. fect, and 16 Protestants were massacred.
They went about seizing them in their
houses, and they cut their throats before Persecution of the Protestants in the South their own doors. Many were massacred in of France.
the fields: The night between the 1st and Extract from the Bulletin of Nismes.
2d was the most cruel. M. de CALVIERE
caused an order to be posted up, which “On the 5th of July several domains be
seems to have somewhat calmed these prelonging to Protestants were burned, and on tended Royalists. On the 4th several counthe 6th a still greater number. The steward, try seats were set on fire. (Gerisseur) of the estate of Guiraudin was
“The peaceable citizens, the meinbers of stretched over a fire. After his death they the Urban Guard, have been again forced took him down and exhibited the body to
to flee to save themselves from destruction. passengers. The 7th, 8th, and 9th were The Prefect sent an order to them to return, more calm days; there were only pillages, under the penalty of having the laws respect On the 5th they massacred almost all the ing emigration put in force against them. prisoners who were Protestants. A pre- Those who returned into the town experitended national guard, formed of all the enced either death or captivity. It is us malefactors, and of all the worthless wretch- certain whether M. de Montcalm or M. de es of the environs and the town, are accused CALVIERE is most guilty of allowing or causof these crimes. One of the captains is a ing the commission of all these horrors, but person of the vane of TOISLAJON, a sweeper suspicion falls principally on the former, of the streets, who alone has killed fourteen who is Royal Commissioner, and whom ií Protestants. They broke open the grave of is said the King had a considerable time ago a young protestant girl to throw her into a ordered to cease his functions. common receptacle of filth. Those protes
“Nothing promises any security to ibe tants whom they do not kill they exile, and friends of order; for all the authorities, with throw into prison, and yet there were a great the exception of two persons, are composed number of royalists among them.
of the most timid and feeble men. “From the 10th to the 14th July no con
“ The Attornies (Notaires) and the Avorier from Paris arrived On the 16th the cats have formed resolutions not to retain King was proclaimed by the Urban Guard or to receive into their bodies any but Roman (composed of men between 40 and 60 years Catholics. of age) followed by all the most respectable “ Nismes has already lost its rank amongs persons in the town, and the white flag was the commercial towns. It is on the brink hoisted.
of complete annihilation. « On the 17th armed bands of brigands, “ The Prefect named by the King was a and the national guards of Beaucaire came M. d'ARBOT; he has done no good. The 20 disaim the military, who sustained an foreign troops have been implored to force sssault in the barracks, and they were al- the brigands to repose, and to assist the true most all massacred. Their numbers amount- Royalists, for the brigands abuse this name, od to 200
which they will render universally odious. “On the 18th many peaceable citizens " The number of deaths is prodigious; vere massacred many houses pillaged. we have not an exact enumeration., On the afternoon of that cruel morning, the
“ Horrors of the same kind are continued mad wretches ran about the town calling out in the neighbouring towns." that they wished a second Saint Barthelemy.
“On the 191h the Prefect published a