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by the circumstances of his birth in the nate all the moral poisons he may think fit foremost ranks of society. But there was to prepare? Deliberate, Sir, before you a cloud on the horizon; a moral gloom decide this question in the affirmative, for bung over the most brilliant effusions of be assured, that you challenge a heavy the imagination which every one was ready responsibility: I speak not of the responto lament, though most of us were san- sibility to which the actions of every one guine enough to hope that it would be of us shall be liable; on the deeds done dispersed by the improvivg influence of in the body, whether they be "good or reason and religion. How deplorably bave bad, let no mortal be so presumptuous as their hopes been disappointed; this por- to pronounce a judgment, or so deceived tentous cloud bas spread itself on all sides as to hope to escape one. But you are and involved his whole intellect in its fatal responsible to that society whose institugloom. Nothing can pierce it, the flashes tions you contribute to destroy; and to of wit and the bright blaze of imagination those individuals whose dearest hopes you are alike ineffectual; and the name of insult, and would annihilate. Hone, it is Lord Byron, who might, (it would be a true, escaped with legal impunity; but cruel effurt of the imagination even to sug- Carlile and his miserable associates are in gest what he might have been) serves now gaol. I trust you will not persevere; but only to point a moral.
if you do, neither your courtly locality “He seems to liave been possessed of and connections, nor the demi-official chaall the gifts of nature and fortune, only racter with which you are invested, will that he might prove how vain such posses. avail to protect you." P. 19. sions are to those who know not low to use them rightly.
The writer signs himself Oxonien. “ He was gifted with the highest intet- sis, and his secret hitherto has been lectual talents, but he has 'profaned this so well kept, that we shall not even God-given strength, to the worst purposes: pretend to know bim under any other he was born a Briton, and inherited the honours and privileges of a class to which
name. But of this we are certain the proudest might have been proud to that the proudest name of which belong, yet when does he allude to his Oxford can boast need not be country or her institutions; without an ex ashamed of acknowledging the Repression of scorn or hatred? He did not monstrance to Mr. John Murray. scraple to contract the most solemn obli
We conclude our remarks by trangations which society can impose, and scribing a passage from Mr. Sou which usually call into exercise the tenderest feelings of our nature ; those feel- they's Letter, which has recently ings he bas wilfully thrown from him; and appeared in the Newspapers, and trampled on the ties from which they which merits something more than sprung: and now at last he quarrels with a Newspaper existence. The attack the very conditions of humanity, rebels upou that gentleman is coupled with against that Providence which guides and praises of Lady Morgan, and while governs all things, and dares to adopt the the one is reviled on account of his language which had never before been attributed to any being but one, "Evil be religion and loyalty, the other, and thou my good. Such as far as we can
that a feniale, is extolled to the judge is Lord Byron." P. 14.
skies for the fearlessness with which
she scoffs at Christianity. The concluding address to Mr. Byron," says Mr. Southey, has
66 Lord Murray is calculated to make an
thought it not unbecoming in him to impression upon that gentleman's call me a scribbler of all work. Let nerves, which we trust that he will
the word scribbler pass; it is not an be unable to shake off.
appellation which will stick, like “ In conclusion, Mr. Murray, I would that of the Satanic School.
But, if bid you ask yourself, are you prepared to a scribbler, how am I one of all go all lengths with him? It is not to be work? I will tell Lord Byron what supposed that the author of Cain will stop I have not scribbled—what kind of there; he already resembles the wretched
work I have not done. I have never Carlile in so many points, that we reasonably expect he will imitate him in his per
published libels upon my friends and tinacity also : will he find in you a willing
acquaintance, expressed my sorrow instrument, a publisher ready to dissemi for those libels, and called them in
during a mood of better mind and ton, Hunts, and formerly Fellow
WE ventured a few months ago to abused the power, of wbich every
make some general observations author is in some degree possessed,
upon funeral sermons, and to conto wound the character of a man,
demn the discourse of a well-known or the heart of a woman.
I have preacher, on account of the partynever sent into the world a book to spirit which it unequivocally diswhich I did not dare affix my name; played. The little work before us or which I feared to claim in a court
is written in a very different strain, of justice, if it were pirated by a
and the account which it gives of knavish bookseller. I have never
a deceased clergyman, is so jumanufactured furniture for the dicious and satisfactory, that we brothel. None of these things have
cannot refrain from laying it before I done: none of the foul work by our readers. which literature is perverted to the
The subject of the sermon is the injury of mankind. My hands are
sudden death of the Rev. T. Wil. clean; there is no damned spot'
son, who lost his life in conseupon them-no taint, which all quence of being thrown from a gig, the perfumes of Arabia will not after having passed the afternoon,
company with some other cler« Of the work which I have done,
gymen, at a friend's house. The it becomes me not here to speak, discourse, therefore, naturally turns save only as relates to the Satanic upon the necessity of preparation School, and its Coryphæus, the au
for death ; and after having enthor of Don Juan. I have lield up but convincing manner, especially
forced this necessity, in a plain that school to public detestation, as enemies to the religion, the institu. by shewing the certainty of eternal tions, and the domestic morals of punishments, the preacher gives the their conntry. I have given them a following sketch of the character designation to which their founder of his departed friend. and leader answers. I have sent a “ To render his example conducive to: stone from my sling which has smit your spiritual good, I will proceed, as I ten their Goliah in the forehead. I purposed, to set some features of his have fastened his name upon the
character before you : that you may be gibbet, for reproach and ignominy, led to consider how far you resemble it, as long as it shall endure. Take it and what hope you have, should your down who can !"
days be cut short by any such unexpected
that happiness which we trust he is now
“ In taking this review of the characmon, prenched in the Parish
ter of our departed friend, I would obChurch of Somersham, in the
serve, in the first place, that lie was a per
son of unaffected humility. Though posCounty of Huntingdon, on Tues, sessed of a sound judgment, and with a day, October 16th, 1821, at the mind enriched by study of the best kind Funeral of the Rev. T. Wilson, -the study of the Holy Scriptures, and M.A. Perpetual Curate of Wil of subjects connected with his ministerial burton, and Curate of Coine and duties-yet was he lowly in his own eyes ; Pidley, in the same County. By he was more disposed to listen to the
firm in maintaining what he thought right, the Rev. T. Bourdillon, M.A. opinions of others, than forward to adVicar of Fenstanton, cum Hil: vauce his own.
" The like temper shewed itself in his gave not only his money but his trouble ; outward manners. This the poor of his he put himself not only to expence, but villages will be ready to testify. 'Ibere to inconvenience. Two or three times a was nothing harsh, nothing overbearing, week did he go, 'in the evenings of the nothing arrogant in his behaviour towards winter half-year, to the night-school at them, but an engaging and affable ad- Colne, a distance, you well know, of full dress, accommodated to their habits, and a mile, that he might afford help and suwhich, as it bore the marks, so did it pro- perintendance. His other labours in bis ceed intrinsically from a spirit of love and parishes were of a corresponding nature. kindness,
Though he had no opportunity of residing * This leads me to notice, as another in either of his villages, yet, like a true Christian-like and amiable quality be- pastor, he was much among his people, longing to bim-his disinterested bene visiting their cottages, learning their volence his ready and active charity. wants, assisting thein with his advice, His peenniary means were not great, but composing their differences. be made a wise and liberal use of them. “ The mention of this last particular Not only was bis honse always open to leads me to notice another feature in his those who stood in need of such comforts character, of a truly Christian stamp, that as it afforded, but he was in the habit of of a peace-maker. How blessed this making advances of small sums of money quality is in the sight of God we bave to poor persons, to enable them to pay our Saviour's own declaration to assure tveir rent *, and for other beneficial pur. us; and for this be whose character we poses; advances which, from various are considering was particularly distincauses, we may suppose were in many guished; so much so, that he was concases never replaced, and in many other's stantly referred to by those who had any bever required or expected to be so. It disputes to settle, or differences to heal ; has been truly said of him, by those who such was the opinion entertained both of knew him well, that by the judicions ap- his disposition to do good in this way, plication of bis limited resources, con. and of the judgment and uprightness with nected with his own frugal and inexpen- which he would discharge the trust resire babits, be had the art of making a posed in him. How much good he eflittle go a great way-a happy art when fected in this respect, we may, in some
employed, and full of the most bene- measure, appreciate, if we consider the ficial consequences.
cabals and jealousies, the rancour and the “ Not that his benevolence was ex. heart-burnings, the strife and divisions, erted only in acts of small assistance. which frequently prevail where there is no This some of his own more immediate such benevolent person at hand to preconnections well know, who will be vent them. ready cheerfully to acknowledge the very “ And now if we enquire what gave important and lasting services they de rise to this humility, this benevolence, rived from him.
this desire and disposition to promote the " As he was thus charitable in the en peace and happiness of those around him, ployment of his pecuniary means, so like. to what, my brethren, shall we ascribe it, wise did his benevolence and sense of bat, under the influence of divine grace, daty manifest themselves in the use which to a sincere belief in the Holy Scriptures, be made of another important talent-his and to a pions wish and endeavour, thence time.
arising, to frame liis heart and life ac“ It is well known that many persons cordingly, and to imitate, pot in word are ready to give money towards the fur- only, but in deed, that divine pattern of therance of any useful or charitable insti. all virtue set before us in the person of tations, who would be loth to sacrifice Christ our Saviour.” P. 17. much time in their bebalf. This, perhaps, “ The next and last particular which I is in few things more strikingly exem will mention as belonging in an eminent, plified than in the care and superin- degree to our departed friend, and which tendance of schools ; those, I mean, was among the most obvious as well as abich are established for the benefit of the most excellent parts of his character, the poor. Such was not the case with is his “ devuteriness to his profession," him of whom I am now speaking. He the almost exclusive attention which he
paid to the business and duties of his • « One act of benevolence of this ministry. kind he had performed on the morning of “ He was, strictly speaking, a clergythe very day when the fatal accident befel man : the constant current of his thoughts him."
was towards religion. Those who en
joyed, even in a slight degree, his society less to add, that he fulfilled all the relaand friendship, know how truly this may tive duties of life as a Christian ought to be said of him. To talk upon religion do; that he was a dutiful son, an'affecand religious subjects was his great
de- tionate brother, a steady friend, a kind light. His reading and studies lay all that relation to all connected with him. To way. In his most familiar intercourse he these things the feelings of some here seemed always gratified when he could present, and the knowledge of many more give the conversatiou a profitable turn, bear sufficient testimony. P. 23. and lead it to his favourite theme. “My reverend brethren, who are come
We trust that there is nothing to pay the last tribute of regard and af- extraordinary or singular in the fection to his memory, may I be excused amiable character here pourtrayed. if I respectfully advert to the solemn But taking for granted, as we most obligations we have taken upon ourselves readily do, the accuracy of the as to this important matter, and pray that portrait, its author is entitled to in this great and distinguishing part of our lamented friend's character, his example
our best thanks. There is nothing may be so considered by ns as to lead, strained, affected, or exaggerated, through God's blessing, to the same fruits in his description. He gives us the in ourselves. We know the pledges we history of a pious parish priest, gave at our ordination, may they be re which ought to interest and immembered by each of us as they were by prove his hearers. He tells a plain him!
tale in plain language; and his ex.“ Having dwelt so long on the several particulars already mentioned, I have but ample may be copied in more quarlittle time to say any thing further ; neither
ters than one, with manifest and indeed is it necessary. For after what important advantage. las been stated, it would be almost need
SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING station; and the Books have accordingly CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE.
been placed in charge of that gentleman,
on the same terms as at the other depôts, Madras District Committee.
until a Minister shall resume the clerical
duties of the station.” In a very important despatch re “ The District Committee have recently transmitted by Richard Clarke, ceived a letter of advice from the Rev. Esq. Secretary to the Madras District Mr. Parker, respecting a supply of books Committee, the following passages oc shipped on board the Lady Kennaway,
and the books have also been duly re“ The establishment of local deposits ceived. The Committee have taken into of Books at the principal stations of this consideration the letter of the Rev. Presidency, under the superintendence Archdeacon Oren, Chaplain General to of the resident Chaplain, has been at his Majesty's Forces, and of the Rev. tended with all the success which had Mr. Parker, relative to the grant of 1 been anticipated from the measure. The books for the use of his Majesty's regidistribution of Bibles, Prayer Books, and ments serving under the Presidency of religious Tracts, has been increased; the Madras ; and the supply of these books benevolent designs of the Society bave for the years 1818 and 1819 having been become more generally known, and their received, they have instructed the Select operations more extensively useful, In Committee to distribute them according the absence of the Chaplain of Bellary to the directions given in the Rev. Mr. (who is in England on a sick certificate) Parker's letter. The Society shall be the Committee have accepted the pro- apprized of their special appropriation." posal of Captain Clarke, of his Majesty's “The Society will be gratified to learn 46th regiment, (and one of their mem that the Vipery Mission Press has becn bers), to form a depôt at that extensive successfully re-established. The Mis
sioparies have evinced considerable judg- the Vipery Mission House. The District ment in the selection of the works edited Committee anticipate the Society's entire by them, as well as very praiseworthy approbation of what has been done, on exertions in their speedy completion. account of the benefits resulting from The District Committee have admitted the measure that has been adopted. For on their local list the following transla- in making this purchase, the Committee tions into Tamul, of works approved by have afforded such pecuniary aid to the the Society, wbich have lately issued Mission Press, as will materially contrifrom the Vipery Mission Press, viz. bute to discharge the outstanding de. “ The Psalter of the Church of England. mands against it, and ensure its future “The Parables of our Blessed Saviour. operations from embarrassment. And “The Miracles of our Blessed Saviour. what is still more important, the Com
A Series of the National Society's mittee have been enabled to send a much Reading Books, from the Alphabet to Book needed and most seasonable supply of No. 2, in Tamul and English.
Tamul reading and School Books to the Copies of these works are presented several Missionary stations in southern to the Society, and in the binding of them India, in order to relieve the pressing dea fair specimen is displayed of the skill mands of the Congregations and Schools, and industry of the Society's servants at for elementary works of Education.”
Allen, Charles Jefferies, to the rectory of Lasham, Hants; patron, Geo. Pure-
Kingsland, Herefordshire ; patron, ED-
Carleton St. Mary, Norfolk ; patrons, Bellett, George, to the vicarage of Samp the CORPORATION OF NORWICH.
ford Arundell ; patron, William Bel- Greenly, John, M.A. of Christ Church, LETT, Esq.
Oxford, to the perpetual curacy of St. Blomberg, É. W. M.A. to be a Canon re Thomas, Salisbury ; patrons, the DEAN
sidentiary of St. Paul's Cathedral ; pa and CHAPTER of SARUM. tron, TIE KING.
Harding, William, to the perpetual cuBlomfield, C. J. D.D. of Trinity college, racy of Sawley, with the chapelries of
Cambridge, rector of St. Botolph's, Bi Long Eaton and Wilne, annexed in the shopsgate, and of Chesterford, Esse.r, to county of Derby. the Archdeaconry of Colchester; pa- Hogarth, John Henry, of Emanuel coltron, the BISHOP OF LONDON.
lege, Cambridge, to the rectory of | Boscaren, Hon. J. Evelyn, rcetor of Wote Stifford, Essex; patron, HOGARTH,
ton, Surrey, and late fellow of All Soul's esq. Dorking, Surry. college, to a prebendal stall in the Holcombe, G. D.D. to the dignity of a Church of Canterbury; patron, THE prebend of Westminster Abbey; pa
tron, THE KING. Boyse, Joho, to the rectory of Kitnor, Hoste, James, M.A. of Christ college, alias Culborne, Somerset; patron, THE Cambridge, to the vicarage of EmpingKixg.
ham, Rutlandshire. Carr, very rev. R. J. D.D to the pre- Huntingford, H. to the rectory of Hampbendal stall of Pratum Majus ; patron, ton Bishop. the Bishop OF LONDON.
Ingilby, Henry, to the livings of Swallow Carr, Samuel, M.A. of Queen's college, and Rigby, Lincolnshire ; patron, Sir
Cambridge, to the perpetual curacy of W. INGILBY, Bart.
Orston, Nottinghamshire; patron, the Corrington, Richard, to be minister of Very Rev. the DEAN of LINCOLN.
the new quriliary chapel to the church King, S. M.A. to the perpetual curacy of at Boston.
Lattimers, Bucks ; patron, LORD G. H. Ellis, Francis, M.A. to the rectory of CAVENDISH.