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thods by which generous persons in mid- | broke, “ you know I don't believe the Bible dling circumstances, during these trying to be a divine revelation ; but they who do times, may keep up their charitable sub- can never defend it on any principle but the scriptions :—First, by selling all or most of doctrine of grace. To say truth, I have their jewels, trinkets, hoarded coins, &c. at times been almost persuaded to believe Secondly, by leaving off or diminishing the it upon this view of things, — and there is use of wine, spirituous liquors, tobacco, and one argument which has gone very far with snuff. Thirdly, by decreasing expenses ;- me, which is, that the belief of it now exists there are professors who keep carriages or upon earth, when it is committed to the care horses, some of which they could do very of such as you, who pretend to believe it well without. And lastly, by disusing the and yet deny the only principles on which expensive custom of treating parties at din- it is defensible.” ner or supper. Here I must also add that Madan relates this as communicated to if reputable persons would restrict their him by a person to whom Bolingbroke refamilies during this season to the use of ported the conversation. cheap provisions; they would thereby have more to spare for the poor.”—Evangelical SECession of the Baptists from the EvanMagazine, March 18:3.
gelical Magazine, because in A Concise View
of the Present State of Evangelical Religion “ This opinion of Inspiration, called throughout the World, which the Editors adcommonly Private Spirit, begins very often mitted “without making themselves responfrom some lucky finding of an error gene- sible for every sentiment they contain,"– rally held by others; and not knowing, (for thus they premised),—this sentence ocor not remembering by what conduct of curred :-“ The Particular Baptists have reason they came to so singular a truth (as greatly enlarged their numbers, not perhaps they think it, though it be many times an
so much from the world by awakenings of untruth they light on), they presently ad- conscience in new converts, as from the difmire themselves, as being in the special ferent congregations of Dissenters and Megrace of God Almighty, who hath revealed thodists.” This was complained of by the the same to them supernaturally, by His Baptist Brethren. The Editors took the Spirit.”—HOBBES, p. 36.
subject into consideration, and came to this
resolution :-“That the Editors having reSECTARIANISM of the wilder sort-like considered the paragraph complained of, are love
by no means convinced that it contains any
mistake in point of fact; and they are fur“ que siempre en estas materias
ther of opinion, that recurring to the subaquello que no se sabe
ject in the Magazine can have no possible es aquello que mas prenda.”
good effect.” Upon this the secession folD. Franc. de Roxas. Los Vandos | lowed; and the Editors in announcing it, de Verona.
say—“ While it is painful to separate from
brethren whoin we respect and love,-we A DIGNITARY of the Church is said to feel ourselves liberated from the restraint have found Bolingbroke reading Calvin's which our connection with them laid upon Institutes, and being asked his opinion of us, to refrain from all observations in favour the book, to have replied,—“ We do not of Infant Baptism, which we firmly main
such topics: we teach the plain tain, in common with our fellow-Christians doctrines of virtue and morality, and have in general throughout the world. To this long laid aside those abstruse points about important subject, therefore, we shall occagrace." Look you, Doctor," said Boling- / sionally recur; and endeavour to defend
our practice as freely as others oppose it; “ Without steadiness, and direction to at the same time by no means ranking it some end, a great fancy is one kind of madwith the essentials of vital religion, or treat- ness; such as they have, that, entering into ing those of a contrary spirit with asperity.” | any discourse, are snatched from their pur
The sale of the Evangelical Magazine is pose by every thing that comes in their stated in this notice to exceed 20,000. thought, into so many and so long digresMore than eighty poor widows of evangeli- sions and parentheses, that they utterly lose cal ministers were annually assisted with themselves. Which kind of folly I know sums of four or five pounds from its profits. no particular name for.”—Ibid. 33. In this manner, since its commencement in 1793, £6000 had been distributed, besides
A TAME crow at a public-house in Swallseveral hundreds to missions.
well, Durham, bred there from a young one.
It used to fly at large during the fine seaAFTER Lord Exmouth's victory, some
son, and return in winter. Sometimes, in British speculators sent bricks and tiles to summer, it would visit the village, perch Algiers, expecting to find a sure market for in the trees, and come down to take meat them, in a city which had, as they supposed, or bread from those who offered it to their been battered to pieces.
old acquaintance. It would alight upon
their shoulder, and take the food from the Revival of religion at Bristol in Rhode hand. Island. - Evangelical Magazine, January
* Names of Gooseberries, at the Annual 1813, p. 30.
Gooseberry Show, held at the house of Mr.
Robert Huxley, Sign of the Angel, Chester. “ Wanted, in the vicinity of Cavendish
Mr. Blead's, - Creeping Ceres, Square, an improver in the millinery and
Glory of England, dress-making business. If seriously dis
Apollo, posed, the more desirable." Is this an inventor of fashions ?-Ibid. Feb. 1813.
Golden Lion. “SIRRAH," said an old Scotch minister to Mr. Cooper's,-Worthington's Conqueror, Mr. Halyburton when a boy, “unsanctified
Somach's Victory, learning has done much mischief to the kirk
Bell's Farmer, of God."
Game-Keeper, Or all discourse, governed by desire of
Langley Green, knowledge, there is at last an end; either
Green Goose, by attaining, or by giving over.”—Hobbes,
Apollo, Leviathan, p. 30. At Cateaton Street we
White Bear, had not this consolation in view!
Yellow Seedling “ Last of all, men, vehemently, in love | Mr. Huxley's,-Royal Sovereign. with their own new opinions, (though never so absurd), and obstinately bent to main- GRYFF. LLOYD had two hunters, whose tain them, gave those their opinions also names were Heretick and Beelzebub. that reverenced name of conscience, as if they would have it seem unlawful to change The London bills of mortality for 1812 or speak against them; and so pretend to enumerate 1550 of old age; 4942 of conknow they are true, when they know at sumption ; 3530 convulsions; 1287 smallmost but that they think so." -Ibid. 31. pox; 4 of grief ; 1 of leprosy.
In 1811 only one single case of small-pox | he had a good bellyfull in the late race, and at Copenhagen,--such had been the progress it must be owned in his favour, he ran very of vaccination.
truly to it.”
“ Diamond is in the second degree from Ar Mr. Mummery's academy, near the Herod; Hambletonian from Eclipse. The seven mile stone, Lower Edmonton, young Herods are in general hard and stout; the gentlemen are boarded and educated at Eclipses, jadish, speedy, and uncertain." twenty-six guineas per annum, including washing. For the accommodation of those
1799. The Hambletonian and Diamond parents who may be desirous of sending of their day, Sandy-o'er-the-lee, a few years their daughters to the same school with
since the property of Mr. Baird at Newtheir sons, Mrs. Mummery takes young hythe, and Whitelegs, about the same peladies on the same terms."
riod belonging to Sir Hedworth Williamson,
Baronet; horses by which, at a moderate MARY BATEMAN, the Taunton witch.
computation, their owners may be supposed *“For, as for witches,” says HOBBES, “I to have realized £5000 a-piece, are at this think not that their witchcraft is any real time running together in one of the dilipower, but yet that they are justly punished gences between Glasgow and Edinburgh. for the false belief they have, that they can do such mischief, joined with their pur- “ As a sportsman, I cannot but congrapose to do it if they can ;-their trade being tulate you, and all true lovers of the British nearer to a new religion than to a craft or
turf, upon the late evident increase of the science.”—Leviathan, p. 7.
noble and heroic sport of horse-racing."
A MAN and woman, for coining, were
FITNESS of having summer and winter hanged at the same time with Patch the apartments in great houses. murderer. " CAUTION to officers going abroad, and
ABSURDITY of verandas in the streets of to sportsmen in general. Whereas the Pa
London, and by the side of its dusty roads. tent Elastic Anticra Enodros Absorbent
HEDGE-HOG crocus pots. Military Fulax Kleistrow will be ready for inspection in a few days. And as whenever talents are on the tapis, imbecillity and ava
“ On Saturday, January 1, 1814, will be rice are ever on the watch, this is solely to
published, continued weekly, at Swansea, caution those persons whose ardent imagi
a provincial newspaper, in the Welsh lannations might lead them to support those
guage, under the title of Seren Gomer." servile and illiberal imitations which we bave no doubt will be offered to the public."
“ St. Paul's, Covent-Garden, Dec. 24,
1813. -Courier, Dec. 28, 1813.
" Whereas many of the sepulchral
stones and buildings in the above church" It was a good race, the winner being into a very ruinous and dilapidated state;
yard are, through the lapse of time, fallen much spurred."
notice is hereby respectfully given to the “As for whipping such a dishonest brute
families and friends of those to whom such as Hambletonian, it would answer no end
sepulchral conveniences may have been apbut to make him swerve, or bolt, or pro- propriated, that unless the same shall be put bably stop him outright; but of spurring into decent repair within the space
of three 'I have noticed before the great care taken
months from this time, they must be conon this head. See suprà, p. 394.
sidered as exclusively the property of the
parish. Robert Joy.- S. L. Curlewis. - | ceived any thing whatsoever, he was apt to James Sant, Churchwardens."
inquire the consequences of it, and what
effects he could do with it. And now I add Sır Rowland Hull bought Dash, a fa- this other degree of the same excellence, vourite pointer of Colonel Thornton, for that he can by words reduce the conse120 guineas, and a cask of Madeira, on con- quences he finds to general rules, called dition that if the dog were disabled for theorems, or aphorisms : That is, he can sporting at any time he should be resold to reason, or reckon, not only in number, but the Colonel for fifty guineas, to breed from. in all other things, whereof one may be Which repurchase accordingly took place. added unto, or subtracted from another.
“But this privilege is allayed by another, The history of Baillie the renegade, who and that is by the privilege of absurdity, was going to cut off Arthur Aikin's head to which no living creature is subject but because I had spoken of him in the Annual man only. And of men, those are of all most Review, is to be found in Dr. NEALE's Tra- subject to it who profess philosophy.” – vels, p. 232.
Hobbes, pp. 19, 20.
“They that have no science, are in better * Mrs. WHITBREAD hired a servant in and nobler condition with their natural pruCornwall, who at the time of hiring thought dence, than men that by mis-reasoning, or herself bound to let the lady know that she by trusting them that reason wrong, fall upon had once had a misfortune. When the wo- false and absurd general rules.— Ibid. p. 21." man had been some time in service, by a Wortley Stuart's motion for a change of slip of the tongue she spoke of something ministry: “The resolutions of a monarch which had happened to her just after the are subject to no other inconstancy than birth of her first child. “ Your first," said that of human nature ; but in assemblies, Mrs. Whitbread, “ why, how many have besides that of nature, there ariseth an inyou had then?” “O ma'am,” said she, “I've constancy from the number. For the abhad four." “ Four !” exclaimed the mis- sence of a few that would have the resolution tress, “ why, you told me you had had but once taken continues firm, (which may hap
However, I hope you will have no pen by security, negligence, or private immore.” “Ma'am," replied the woman,“that pediments) or the diligent appearance of a must be as it may please God."
few of the contrary opinion, undoes to-day
all that was concluded yesterday." — Ibid. "When we reason in words of general sig. p. 96. nification, and fall upon a general inference which is false; though it be commonly called “Good reason had Xenocrates to give error, it is indeed an ABSURDITY, or sense- order that children should have certain auless speech. For error is but a deception, rielets or bolsters devised to hang about in presuming that somewhat is past, or to their ears for their defence, rather than come; of which, though it were not past, or fencers and sword players; for that these not to come, yet there was no impossibility are in danger only to have their ears spoiled discoverable. But when we make a general with knocks or cuts by weapons ; but the assertion, unless it be a true one, the pos- others to have their manners corrupted and sibility of it is inconceivable. And words marred with evil speeches." — PLUTARCH, whereby we conceive nothing but the sound p. 52. are those we call absurd, insignificant, and nonsense.
“The reply of that great sufferer, the “I have said that a man did excel all other noble Marquis of Worcester, to the maior animals in this faculty, that when he con- of Bala in Merionethshire, who came to ex
cuse himself and town for his lordship’s bad carried about within the very church with lodging : ‘Lord! what a thing is this mis- great solemnity and sounding of horns. And understanding! I warrant you, might but I have heard that the stag which the family the king and parliament conferre together of Baud in Essex were bound to pay for ceras you and I have done, there might be as 'tain lands, used to be received at the steps right an understanding as betwixt you and of the quire by the priests of the church, I. Somebody hath told the parliament that in their sacerdotal robes, and with garlands the king was an enemy; and their believing of flowers about their heads. Whether this of him to be such hath wrought all the jea- was a custom before those Bauds were bound lousies which are come to these distractions; to the payment of that stag, I know not ; the parliament being now in such a case as but certain it is that ceremony savours more I myself am in, having green ears over their of the worship of Diana, and the Gentile heads, and false ground under their feet.' errors, than of the Christian religion."The parlour where the marquis lay was a Camden, p. 315. soft and loose ground, wherein you might sink up to the ancles: the top of the house NEIGHBOURHOOD of Smithfield and Warwas thatcht with ill-threshed straw, and the wick Lane. It is become a more fatal place corn which was left in the straw wherewith for oxen, and perhaps also for the souls of the house was thatcht, grew, and was then the inhabitants; for of an idolater there is as green as grass.” – Bayly's Worcester more hope than of a heretic. The true Apothegms. Foulis, Pretended Saints, p. 187. Diana's worship has disappeared.
“ There is a place near St. Paul's, called The seraphim or musical glasses, to which in old records Diana's Chamber, where in the above title is truly appropriate from the days of Edward I., thousands of the their divine barmony, offer “ a powerful heads of oxen were digged up; whereat the attraction to the lovers of harmony in geignorant wondered, whilst the learned well neral, and particularly to taste and science, understood them to be the proper sacrifices in the decline of the wonted powers of into Diana, whose great temple was built strumental performance, from the gentle thereabout. This rendereth their conceit: movement whereby the music of the seranot altogether unlikely who will have Lon- phim is produced; whilst to the sensibility don so called from Llan-Dian, which sig- of pain or sorrow it infuses the balm of connifieth in British the temple of Diana. And solation by the most soothing and delightsurely conjectures, if mannerly observing ful harinony." — COURIER, January 1st, their distance, and not impudently intrud
1814. ing themselves for certainties, deserve, if not to be received, to be considered.”— A CEREMONY respecting a peculiar tenure FULLER's Church History, p. 1.
for lands in the parish of Broughton, Lin
colnshire, takes place at Castor church every “The learned know that the Tauropolia Palm Sunday. A person enters the churchwere celebrated in honour of Diana. And yard with a green silk purse, containing ten when I was a boy," says Camden, “ I have shillings and a silver penny, tied at the end seen a stag's head fixed upon a spear, (agree- of a cart whip, which he smacks thrice in able enough to the sacrifices of Diana) and the porch, and continues there till the second
lesson begins ; when he goes into the church
and smacks the whip three times over the · The learned Selden is the author of the con: clergyman's head. After kneeling before ceit here alluded to. The reader is referred to the notes in the Clar. Press edit. of FULLER'S the desk during the reading of the lesson, Church History.-J. W. W.
he presents the minister with the purse, and