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Wallingford, he says, “ Through a count of his Religious Principlers proud and turbulent spirit, or "Experience, and Conduct. com. worldly motives, they oppose the piled by John Brown, Minister of orderly worship of Alnighty God:'i the Associate Congregation, White'
from coopections and inciination, burn. 2d Edition, with various they are better disposed to the con improvements, from Original venticle.' My lot (he exclaims). Papers. Recommended by several it is to be cast in a place which, for Ministers. 1?me, 58. . , many years past, has been notorious MÁ. HERVEY, the subject of for wrangling sectaries ! He como thesMemoirs, exhibits in his writ. plains of the unhallowed conven- ings a miost zealous attachment to ticle ;' he wishes that their chapels the great doctrines of the glorious should have affixed to them the
he gospel; and, in his life, a most emi. Jabel, “ This is a Tolerated Meeting
meeting- nent example of evangelical holi, House;' no doubt to caution the ness. His views of the crosnel were unwary stranger against s.icii unholy clear and sound, experimental and places. In one passage, the Doctor practical: his faith in the adorable expresses his candour towards Dis..
Redeemer was strong and operative; sealers. “To those who come with
and his love of bim, and of the in the fair meaning of conscientious
truth as ii is io bim, was, in an un. Dissenters, the utmost regard of
common degree, ardent and undis." Christiao benevolence and goot-will
simbled. As a divine, his praise is is due ;' bui, in the next page, he in all the churches ; and, as a Chrischanges his tone, and says, . Thro'
tian, he is equalled by very few, and the ready and undiscriminating ac,
perhaps excelled by none. . cess to the Act of Toleration, as it? The Memoirs of this excellent now stands (N. B. as it now stands,
person, being almost entirely in his hopin: it will not so stand long own words. exhibit a iust, interest. swaris of licenced teachers (many ing, and editging piclure of Mr. of whom imitale the appearance Hervey ; and are fitted to be emi. and very ceremonies of our church) nently useful, as presenting a bright form a joint confederacy witn our and most amiable specimien of the open enemies, and our pretended influence of divine, truth, and exfriends.' On these illiberal and un
hibiting an example to all, and espe-. just misrepreseаtations, Mr. Raban
cially to the ministers of Jesus,
cialis to he makes some judicious remarks, and fitted at once to instruci, to hunni takes the liberty of recalling to the ble, and to stimulate. Doctor's miod some juvenile schisms The materials have been, by the of bis own. We quole bis words in Compiler, carefully and judiciously a note, page 26 :-? Does nof the selected, for he most part, from the hostility of the Doctor lowards Dis..
S letters of that excellent man. These senters seem surprizing, when it is are interspersed with agreeable parts i . recollected that he was once on the
of bis history, and well-authenti. high road of promotiill among us?
cateci anecdoies, all arranged in. When he enjoyed the patronage of such convenient and perspicuous. Lady Huntingdon, and was in fact' order, as nust rander the Memoirs under tuition at 'her academy or accepíable and us:ful to the devout college, with a view to become one
reader. We canuvt but recoinmend of her minisiers, was he pot pro- this, valuable piece to the public, fessedly à Schismatic, Seciarian ? &i; and hope that many in perusing it Were we in possussion of ail the par- will be pleased, edified, and comticulars which have led to such a forted. : cbauge in his views, we might pos The former edition met with the sibly account for the antipathy and
approbation of many readers: a violence which he has of late years larve impression was soon sold off: discovered.'
The present edition is much in
proved. The Compiler having, afier Memoirs of the Rev. Mr. James ihe publication of the first, received
Hervey, A. M. late lector of many original papers, which cast
has availed himself of these, so as 5 LITERARY NOTICES. the Memoir is inuch enlarged and Mr. Boothroyd has committed to enriched.
press a new edition of the Hebrew The following view of the coo- Bible ; with the principal various tents, will best shew the nature of readings of Kenpicot, De Russi, and the work ;- Cap. I. His Birth and the Ancient Versions, in the forın of Education;--II. His Conversion ; Notes. It will be published in Parts : III. His Religious Principles : Sec, the first may be expected shortly. 1, Their Evangelical Tenor; 2, His New Editions are also in the press Views of Faith and Holiness; 3, His of the Works of the Rev. W. Jones explicit and zealous Attachment io and Bishop Porteous, the Purity of the Gospel; - IV. His Dr. Collyer has in the press a Public Character and Conduct ; 1, volume of Hymns, partly original His conduct in his Ministry ; 2, His and partly select, intended as a zealous Recommendation of Holi- Supplement to Dr. Watts's; also ness; 3, His pious Designs; 4, His An Appendix to Divine Songs,' by Compassion to the Amicted, par. the same author, ticularly those grieved in spirit; Also in the press, Two New Edi. 5, Ilis Charity to the Poor, 6, His tions of Mr. Sabine's 'Church - His. Regard to all the People of God; tory, 12mo and 8vo.. 7, His Concern for ibe Sins of others; A Second Volume of Dr. Brichan's. 8, His faithful Reproofs for Sin; 9, Sermons is prepared for press , and His Delight in pious Conversation; will be accompanied by a New Edi.
V. His Personal Religion : 1, His tion of the First Regard to Christ as the All in true A Traoslation of Calvin's Insti. religion ; 2, His Improvement of tutes is in a state of forwardness. : the Comforts of the Gospel; 3, His Mr, Holloway, of Reading, je Delight in the Atonement; 4, His about to publish « Remarks on the Love to the Saviour ; 5, His Con- favourable and unfavourable Sigos flicts with Indwelling Sin; 6, His of the Times, as referring to the Veneration of the Holy Scriptures ; Church of God, the State of the T, His Spiritual-mindedness; - VI. Nation, and the World at large.' ' His Deportment vader his Amic. A Set of Maps are preparing, un. tions ; -VII. His Last Sickness and der the title of · The Scripture At, Dying Sayings;...VIII. His Charac- las,' as a Companion to our Quarto ter ;-IX. His Writings; Appendix Family Bibles.
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.' MISSIONARY SCCIETY. Letters have been received by the Directors during the last Monthi from the Missionaries Elliott and Purkis, at Tobago, dated November 18; , from Mr. Davies, at Demarara, dated Oct. 4 ; and from Mr. Adam, at Trinidad, dated Nov. 21; also from Dr. Vanderkemp, dated Bethelsdorp, Sept. 5 ; and from Ms. Sydenfaden, at the Cape. — Interesting Extracts from some of these Communications may be expected ; but could not be procured in time for the present Number.
Contributors to the Missionary Society are respectfully informed, That only Collections, Anonymous Donations, and Legacies, are noticed in this Magazine ; but that the annually published Accounts contain the Name of each Individual Contributor, whose Name and Contributioa has been re ; ceived by the Treasurer at the date of publication.' MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c.
£ . d. Rev. W. Wash bourn and Friends, Wellingborough
16 3 8 A Friendly Society at Kidderminster, by Mr. Bunnell - 1 1 0 Rev. Mr. Humphrys and Congregation, Union Street Chapel - 32 11 0 Collection in Cliff Lane Chapel, Whitby, by Rev. Mr. Young 8 10 0
Ditto at Silver Street Chapel, Whitby, by Rev. Mr. Arundel 22. 36 Legacy of Mrs. Appleton, late of Cecil Street, Strand, by the
Rev. W. Gurney and Mr. J. Buck, Executors (Legacy Duty
69 7 9 Rev. G. Laurie and Friends, Budleigh
. .6 5 0 Auxiliary Society, recently formed, at Dover" .. P. W. 6. A large Parcel of Testaments, &c. tor Portland Head Chapel,
New South Wales, from D. Lister, Esq. Hackney. A few Small Parcels for the same place have been received from i other Persons.
vision whatever. France and Italy Answer of the French Emperor to
must be complelely wuited under the an Address from the Deputies of samne system. Besides, you had need the Departments of Rome, which
of a powerful hand : I feel a partie had been recently taken froin the
cular satisfaction in being your bePapal See. Paris, Nov. 16, 1809.
nefactor ; but it is not my intention
that there shall be the least change • Messieurs, Deputies of . ,
made in the religion of our fathers. . the Departments of Rome,
I, the eldest son of the Church, will "My mind is filled with re- not depart from her bosom. Jesus membrances of your ancestors. The Christ did not deem it necessary to first time that I pass the Alps, I will it! vest St. Peter with a secular sumake some stay in your city. The premacy. Your Sce, tie first of French Emperors, my predecessors, Christendom, shall remain such : ano had separated you from the terri- your Bishop is the Spiritual Head tory of the empire, aod assigned of the Church, in like manner as I your country as a fief to your am its Cæsar. I give to God that bishops : but the welfare of my which is God's, and lo Cæsar that people no longer admils of any di which is Cæsar's.'
In the Sitting of the Legislative which the temporal sovereignty of Body, on the 12th of December last, the Pope has done to religion ; but an Exposé was made by Count for this mischief one moiety of LuMontalvet, in the Eniperor's nanie, rope would not be severed from the of the situation of France; from Caiholic Church. There was but which we quote only that article one mean to free it for ever from which respects Religion.,
such great danger", and to reconcile , Under the head of Religious Wor: the interests of the State with those ship, after having declared that in of Religion. It was necessary that France all religions are not only to the successor of St. Peter should, lerated, but honoured and encou-' again be undisturbed by worldly raged, he makes the following ob- concerns, - merely a pastor, like servations : mor No well - informed St. Peter.'
".is person is ignorant of the mischief
Remarks on the General Bill of Mortality in the Metropolis, for 1809.
The authorized report on this subject, published by the Company of Parish-Clerks, states that the comparative number of Burials and Baptisms, ; during the last year, was as follows: - ., ;
17 ditto without the Walls ............4608....3540
10 Pariskes of Wesimisster ............4056....4054 Christened Males...998! | 19612
ied S Males...8636)
five and ten ......... 745 seventy and eighty...1063
Decrease in the number of Deaths this year. 2932....... Most of our readers probably know that the registers, which are kept by the different parish-clerks, &c. are furnished with materials, from tiine to time, by the women cailed Searchers. Now, when it is considered how very incompetent these women inust necessarily be to ascertain the nature of the several diseases that occasioned the decease of our fellow-citizens, it will be obvious how little dependence can be placed on their details of eases, and the respective number of deaths produced by each disease enu. iperated in the general table. The proportion of deaths arising from • fevers of all kinds,' is here reporied to be 1065 ; whereas the number said to have died of consumptions only, is 4570; and of convulsions, 3463. 'I'wo sparate ariicles are made of those who died of spasm and cramp, which might as well have been included under the more comprehensive head of. Convuls:0:8,' if the class of these latter had not been swelled so enormously beyond all reasonable bounds ; for it is a very frequent thing to rank every death under the name of Convulsion, which occasions a blackness of the finger-nails! We also find 1251 deaths uuder the denomination of : Aged, two under the terin Bile,' five under · Grief,' twenty of Stoppage in the Stoinach,' one of 'Tumour, one of “Palpitation in the Hearl,' and one who died of. Overjoy.'. Besides these ridiculous or unmeaning denominations, we find only one of Scarlalina, one of “Stranguiry,' and but one. Bit by a Mad Dog;'which no person of common sens: and ob
servation can regard as correct, especially since it is well known that the deaths by hydrophobia have been uncommonly frequent, insomuch a to have caused a special enquiry by the Royal College of Physicians, at the instigation of Government. In the melancholy catalogue, we are also para ticularly induced to notice the 52 who killed themselves ;' but when we observe, besides them, four poisoned,' eight' found dead,' seven who perished by excessive drinking,' and 124 • drowned,' we fear that the above number of 52, said to bave' killed theinselves, is by far too low an estimation. Alas! it is a fact which cannot be denied, that many bodily as well as menial disorders, ending fataily, are produced by carelessness or wilful misconduct, which therefore constitutes a species of self-murder. • There is still another article in the Bill of Mortality requiring peculiar attention from our readers and the public in general ; namely, The death of eleven hundred and sixty-three persons ly; the small-por! ~a circumstance so truly deplorable, and accompanied by so much obstinacy as well as ignorance, that we know not how to excuse some parents of great criminality, in having their children igoculated for the small-pox instead of the cow.pock, or leaving them to catch the variolous contagion through ab. solute indifference ! Our intelligent readers will not now require to be informed tbat Dr. Jenner's invaluable discovery has been rewarded by the British Parliament with £ 30,000, after undergoing the strictest investigation as to its real merits; and that millions of trials, in chifferent countries, have proved the efficacy of Vaccination, beyond the possibility of being controverled. The inoculation of the com-pock having been honoured with the approbation of all the Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons in this kingdom, aod being likewise ganctioned by almost every r. spectable practitioner of medicine throughout the world, we deeply regres that aay parents should be prevailed oa by the false and artful representation of a few designing men, or by the ignorant tales of undiscerning persons, to neglect the use of so great a blessing; and we deem this neglect ine more unpardonable, because a National Vaccine Establishment is now supported in London, at the expence of € 3000 a year, to extend the pracetice, aad diffuse the cow-pock maiter gratuitously. - The Secretary of State for the Home Departenent has addressed circular letters to the clergy of England, recommending iheir exertions to extend the benefits of vaccination, by removing the prejudices which the lower orders entertain against it. Sir Lucas Popys (President of the Royal Cola lege) has likewise circulated addresses to the clergy, and to the governors of infiriparies and similar establishments in the country, recommending the gratuitous vaccination of children in their neighbourhoods. The clergy are requested to deliver to'the parents of children carried to them for baptism, printed statemen's concerning the important benefits of the vaccine process :--a method of diffusing knowledge on this subject, which is said to have been successfully employed on the contineot.
We cannot more propery close oue present remarks, than hy guarding the miods of credulous or inconsiderate parents against the influence of Prejudice ; and by reminding them of the extreme danger to which they subject their neighbours in disseminating the small-pox, eiiher with or without inoculation. It has been coinputed, on an average, that three or four persons are infected by means of every small-pox patient; and that, .at least, one-sixth of those die who caich this terrible disease! Consequently, it is the bounden duty of all who insist on inoculatig themselves or their offspriny, to keep very closely at home, in order to picvent spread. ing the contagion abroad, less they beconte responsible for the sickness aod dealh they occasion to others. Dr. Wilan has published a fact, which affords a most awful illustration of this remark :- A child was inocula.cd for the small-pox, whose parcuits kept a shop in a court, containing about twenty houses; and, from this coild, as people daily frequented the shop seventeen caught the infection in the natural way, of whom cight indivia duals died! Mr. Blair (in bis • Hints to Parliament') relates that a ued ca