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Wallingford, he says, ' Through a count of his Religious Principles, proud and turbulent spirit, Expericnoe, and Conduct. Com. worldly motives, they oppose the piled by John Brown, Minister of orderly worship of Almighty God: the Associate Congregation, Whit-' from connections and inciination, burnt. 2d Edition, wiih various they are better disposed to the con. improvements, from Original venticle.' * My lot (he exclaiins) Papers. Recommended by several it is to be cast in a place which, for Ministers, 13me, 58. many years past, has been notorious

MK, HERVEY, the subject of for wrangling sectaries !'

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thes: Memoirs, exhibits in his writ. plains of the unballowed conven- ings a most zealous attachment to ticle ;' he wishes that their chapels the great doctrines of the glorious should have affixed to them the

gospel; and, in his life, a most emni. Jabel, This is a Tolerated Meeting- nent example of evangelical holiHouse ;'- no doubt to caution the His views of the gospel were unwary stranger against sich unholy clear and sound, experimental and places. In one passage, the Doctor practical: his faith in the adorable expresses his caaduur 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 him, was, in an una Dissenters, the utmost regard of

common degree, ardent and undis. Christiao benevolence and good-will sembled. As a divine, his praise is is due ;' bei, in the next page, he in all the churches ; and, as a Chris. changes 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. 8. as it now stands,

person, being almost entirely in his hoping it wil net so stand long]

own words, exhibit a just, interest. swarms of licenced teachers (many ing, and edilying picture of Mr. of whom imitate the appearance Hervey , and are fitted to be emiand very ceremonies of our chu:ch) nently useful, as presenting a bright form a joint confederacy with our and most amiable specinien of the open enemies, and our pretended influence of divine truth, and exfriendse' On these illiberal and un

hibiting an example to all, and espe-. just misrepreseаtations, Mr. Raban

cially to the ministers of Jesus, makes some judicious remarks, and fitted at once to instruci, to hum. takes the liberty of recalling to the ble, and to stunulate. Doctor's mind some juvenile schisms The materials have been, by the of his own. We quote bis words in Compiler, carefully and judiciously a note, page 26 :- Does not the

selected, for he most part, from the bostility of the Doctor towards D s.

letters of that excellent man. These senters' seem surprizing, when it is

are interspersed with agreeable parts recollected that he was once on the

of his history, and well-authentibigh road of promotin ainong us? cates anecdoies, all arranged in When he enjoyed the patronage of such convenient and perspicuous Lady Huntingdon, and was in faci' order, as must render the memoirs under tuition at 'her academy or accepiable and us:ful to the devout college, with a view to become one

reader. We canuul but recomend of her minisiers, was he pot pro- this valuable piece to the public, fessedly à Schismatic, Sectarian ? &i

and hope that many in perusing it Were we in possession of ail the par

will be pleased, edified, and comticulars which have led to such a

forted. chauge in his views, we might pos. The former edition met with the sibly account for the antipathy and

approbation of many readers : violence which he has of late years large impression was soon sold ofl., discovered.'

The present edition is much im

proved. The Compiler having, afier Memoirs of the Rev. Mr. James ihe publication of the first, received

Hervey, A. M. lete lector of many original papers, which cast l'eslon l'avel; çonlaining an Age light on Mr, Hervey's characler,

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has availed himself of these, so as

LITERARY NOTICES. the Memoir is much enlarged and Mr. Boothroyd has committed to enriched.

press a new edition of the Hebrew The following view of the cop- 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 to and Bishop Porteous, the Purity of the Gospel; - IV. His Dr. Collyer has in the press Public Character and Conduct; 1, volume of Hymns, parlly original His conduct in his Ministry ; 2, His and partly select, intended zealous Recommendation of Holi- Supplement to Dr. Watts's; also ness; 3, Bis 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, His Charity to the Poor; 6, His tions of Mr. Sab ne's 'Church - His. Regard to all the People of God; tory, 12mo and 8vo. 7, His Concern for the 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 Edin - V. His Personal Religion : 1, His tion of the First. Regard to Christ as the All in true A Traosiation 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, is Delight in the Atonement; 4, His about to publish · Remarks on the Love to the Saviour ; 5, His Con- favourable and unfavourable Sigas 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 1, His Spiritual-mindedness; · Vi. Nation, and the World at large.' His Deportment under his Amic. A Set of Maps are preparing, untions ; - VII. IIis 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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Memoirs of the Hon and Rev.W. Sermons, on Select Subjects, bg,
B. Cadogan ; of J. Bacon, Esq. C: Buck, 12mo, 4s,
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By R. Cecil, A.M. Rector of Bisley, Young Farmer. 6d.
&c. 8vo, 128

Validity of Baptism by Sprink-
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RELAGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

MISSIONARY SCCIETY. Letters have been received by the Directors during the last Month, from the Missionaries Elliott and Purkis, at Tobago, daled November 18; from Mr. Davies, at Demarara, dated Oct. 4; and froin 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 Contributiva has been re ceived by the Treasurer at the date of publication.' MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c.

Rev. W. Wash bourn and Friends, Wellingborough

3 8 A Friendly Society at Kidderminster, by Mr. Bunnell

0 Rev. Mr. Humphrys and Congregation, Union Street Chapel 32 11 Collection in Cliff Lane Chapel, Whitby, by Rev. Mr. Young, 8 10

Ditto at Silver Street Chapel, Whitby, by Rev. Mr. Arundel 22 3 Legacy of Mrs. Appleton, late of Cecil Street, Strand, by the

Rev. W. Gurney and Mr. J. Buck, Executors (Legacy Duty deducted)

69 9 Rev. G. Laurie and Friends, Budleigh Auxiliary Society, recently formed, at Dover

6 P. W. 6. A large Parcel of Testaments, &c. for Portland Head Chapel,

New South Wales, from D. Lister, Esq. Hackney.
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vision whatever. France and Italy Answer of the French Emperor to

must be completely wuited under the an Address from the Deputies of same system. Besides, you had need the Departments of Rome, which of a powerful hand: I feel a.parlia 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 shail 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 busom. Jesus membrances of your ancestors. The Christ did not deen it necessary to first time that I pass the Alps, I will invest St. Peter with a secular sumake some stay in your city.

The prenjacy:

Your Sce, tie first of Preoch Emperors, my predecessors, Christendom, shall remain such : had separated you from the terri- your B-shop is the Spiritual Head tory of the empire, aod assigned of the Church, 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 to Cæsar that people no longer admils of any dic which is Cæsar's.'

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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 EuMontalvet, in the Eniperor's nanie, rope would not be severed from the of the situation of France; from Catholic 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 undisturved by 'worldly raged, he makes the following ob- concerris, merely a pastor, like servations : No well - informed. St. Peter.' person is ignorant of the mischief

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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:

Baptized. Buried. In the 97 Parishes within the City Walls......1013....1220 17 ditto without the Walls

.4608....3540 23 Out-Parishes in Middlesex and Surry 9935.,.-7866

10 Pariskes of Wesiminster..... ..4056.....4054 Christened s Males.... 99811 19612

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16680
Whereof have died,
Under two years ....

4937 Between fifty and sixty. 1419
Between two and five.. 1916 sixty and seventy ....1235
five and ten.

745 seventy and eighty...1063 ten and twenty

566 eighty and ninety.... 369 twenty and thirty ....1145

ninety and a hundred. 54 thirty and forty... 1472 Aged one bundred ..... forty and fifty

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 time to time, liy 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 res;jective number of deaths produced by each disease enuiberaied 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 g-parate articles 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 under the denominntion of · Aged,' two under the terin · Bije,' five under • Grief,' twenty of Stoppage in the Stoinach,' one of Tumour, one of • Palpitation in the Heart, and one who died of. Overjoy.''. Besides these ridiculous or unmeaning denominations, we find only one of Sanrlatina, one of " Strangury,' and but oneBit 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 Physiciaus, at the instigation of Government. In the melancholy catalogue, we are also par: 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 oumber of 52, said to have' killed themselves,' is by far too low an estimation. Alas! it is a fact which cannot be denied, that many bodily as well as mental disorders, ending fatally, are produced by carelessness or wilful misconduct, wbich therefore constitutes a species of self-murder.

There is still another article in ibe Bill of Mortality requiring peculiar attention from our readers and the public in general ; namely, The death of eleven hundred and sixty-three persuns by 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, soige parents of great criminality, in having their children inoculated for the small-pox instead of the cow-pock, or leaving them to catch the variolous contagion through absolute indifference ! Our inielligent 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 different countries, have proved the efficacy of Vaccination, beyond the possibility of being controverted. The inoculation of the cow-pock having been honoured with the approbation of all the Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons in this kingdom, aod being likewise sanctioned by almost every r. spectable practitioner of medicine throughout the world, we deeply regres that any 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 pezlect ihe more unpardonable, because a National Vaccine Establishment is now supported in London, at the expence of £ 3000 a year, to extend the prartice, áod diffuse the cow- w-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 Pepys (President of the Royal Cole Jege) 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 statements 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 our present remarks, than by guarding the miods of credulous or inconsiderate parenis ayainst the influence of Prejudice ; and by reminding them of the extreme dauger to which they subject their neighbours in dissenloating the smali-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 inoculating themselves or their offspring, to keep very closely at home, in order to pievent sprea:l. ing the contagiou abroad, lesu they become responsible for the sickness -aod dealh they occasion to others. Dr. Wilan has published a fact, which aftords a most awful illustration of this remark : A child was inocula.cd for tbe small- -pox, whose parents kept a shop in a court, containing about twenty houses; and, from this child, as people daily fiequented the shop seventeen caught the infection in the natural way, of whom eight indivina duals died! Mr. Blair (iu bis • Hints to Parliament') relates that a med ca

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