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principles, he exercised the most unaffect. energy of sentiment, enlarged benevoed charity in judging of men, of measures, lence, uniformly animated by an ardent and of principles. It is a striking remark, zeal for the glory of his master, and for though not peculiarly applicable to Dr. the salvation of men. Erskine, that, with a deep persuasion of In a good cause he was inflexible, in the universal corruption of human nature, friendship iovariable, in discharging the he expressed the tenderest charity towards duties of his function indefatigable. In his men individually. Severe and unsparing
public ministrations, he was indeed ". in judging himself, his indulgence to others workman that needed not to be ashamed, had sometimes the appearance of being rightly dividing the word of truth.” carried to an extreine. And it must be He endured frcquent and severe attacks admitted, that an excess of candour fré- of bodily affliction, and at last a long quently laid him open to the imposition of course of debility and pain, with the updesigning men, and of plausible represen- shaken patience and resignation of a foltations.
lower of Jesus Christ. But under the presHis erudition, particularly in whatever sure of age and infirmities, his mind rerelated either directly or remotely to his mained entire ; and to the end, he was profession, was very extensive. He was a peculiarly alive to the great concerns of classical scholar of the first order; and far religion in his own country, and throughfrom being satisfied with the superficial out the world. Thus did his usefulness information of too many of our modern run parallel with his life: for though he divines, he was truly a man of science, and was incapable of preaching for thirteen a profound theologian.
months before he died, yet to the day of His discourses demonstrated an accurate bis death, nay, even till within a few hours and comprehensive acquaintance with hu- of that event, he was employed in the man nature, as well as with the Christian studies to which he had devoted bis life, system. He had peculiar talents for the and which he strove to render subservient exposition of scripture: and his skill in to the best interests of Christianity. . biblical criticism was only equalled by his “He came to his grave fuil of years, knowledge of Christian morasl, and his nice and like a shock of corn that cometh in discrimination of character.
in his season*. In an hour when he thought He had studied carefully the form of go- not,” his master came to call him. But vernment and the laws of his country, when he came, he found his servant “ocand, fiom principle, was an ardent ad cupying” his talents, and “doing" the mirer of the British constitution. He was work assigned him. “ Precious in the certainly among the first in Great Britain, sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." who discovered the existence, the nature, “ Gather not iny soul with sinners." Let and the dreadful tendency of the horrible me live the life, “let me die the death of modern philosophy, so hostile to all regu- the righteous, and let my last end be like lar governments as well as to religion ; his. Mark the perfect man, and beboid and among the first who warned his coun the upright, for the end of that way is trymen of the danger to which it exposed peace.” them.
He understood well, and practised habitually, the improvement of time; and
DEATHS. therefore he was to the end, a diligent and even a laborious student. From the te- Paris, April 27. We are informed from nacionsness and exactness of his memory, Besancon, under date of the 22d, that his conversation was like an index to TOUISSANT LOUVERTURE, who was in books, to subjects, to authors, and to chan custody at Port de Joux, departed this life racters. Though he did not seek fame, a week ago. and even shrunk from it, yet his uniform At Camsbarren, near Stirling, JAMES character, his public labours, his disinte- Hosiery aged 104 years. rested and active benevolence, and his At Greenwich Hospital, Lieutenant Anfew though important publications, gained THONY FORTYE, the oldest Lieutenant in him a high estimation in the minds of good bis Majesty's navy. men, both at home and abroad. In one The Reverend Mr. SAVAGE, of Tetbury. word, as a scholar, as a gentleman, as a Lately, in Vere - street, Cavendishfriend, as a philanthropist, as a Christian, square, the Reverenul THOMAS BENTHAM, as a pastor, who can be mentioned as ex M. A. F. S. A. Rector of Wood norton, in celling Dr. Erskine? In “ rejoicing with Norfolk, and Chap'ain to Earl Cadogan. those who rejoiced, in weeping with those Lately, the Reverend JOHN BARKER, who wept;" in enlivening and delighting Rector of Fakenham, near Euston, in Sufhis friends with his cheerful and interest- folk. ing conversation ; and in speaking “a At High Wycombe, the Res. RICHARD word in season” to the afflicted Christian, WELLES, A. M. of University College, Oxa he was surpassed by none.
ford. In his character were united extensive learning, fervent piety, purity of doctrinc, * He died in his eighty-second year.
In the 82nd year of his age, the Hon. E. April 4. The Reverend SAMUEL BEARUNDELL, uncle to Lord Arundell, of THELL, M. A. Rector of Clayton, near Wardour.
Brighton. At the parsonage-house, New Brentford, April 5. At his seat at White-place, in the Rev. J. RANDALL.
Berkshire, the Reverend RALPH LEICESMr. W. MORRIS, of North Shields, ship- TER. wright, aged 102 years.
Lately, at Norwich, the Reverend JOHN At Ealing, in his 79th year, Mr. T. Wells, 40 years Rector of Hickling, in DEVENISH, mpany years an eminent Auc Norfolk. tioneer.
Lately, the Reverend ARMINE STYLE, April 3. At Burton-Pynset, Somerset MAN, 49 years Rector of Great Ringe shire, the Dowager Countess of CHATHAM, stead, and Vicar of East Barsham, in reliet of the great Lord Chatham, and mo. Norfolk. . ther to the Right Honourable William Pitt, Last week, the Reverend JOHN LLOYD, in the 83d year of her age. Her Ladyship B. D. Vicar of Holywell, Flintshire. was aunt to the Marquis of Buckingham, April 10. The Reverend JOHN SMITH, and was married to the late Earl of Chat Vicar of Matteshall, in Norfolk. . ham in the year 1754.
April 12. At his brother's house, in April 5. Ia Wimpole-street, in the 86th Bishopsgate-street, the Reverend Mr, year of her age, Lady PRANCES WILLIAMS WALL, Fellow of Merton College, OxWYNN, relict of Sir Watkin Williams ford. Wyan, Bart.
WILLIAM PARK, Esg. of Baliiwin's April 6. In Piccadilly, in the 74tb year Gardens, aged 76. of bis age, the Right Honourable Sir Wic- April 18. At Stratford-house, in Essex, LIAM HAMILTON, K. B. &c. He was the the Right Honourable John LORD HEN, foster-brother of his present Majesty, and NIKER. by that immediate protection he procured Lately, in his 28th year, the Reverend the farourite appointment of Minister at THOMAS JACKSON, Head Master of the the court of Naples, which he enjoyed with Free Grauninar School at Blackburn, in the uninterrupted approbation of the two Lancashire. courts for thirty-six years.'
April 15. Aged 65, the Reverend WILThe Reverend JOHN J. ANSON BROM- LIAM HOLDEN, A. M. Vicar of Chatteris, WICH, Chaplain to the 38th Regiment, and and one of his Majesty's Justices of the upwards of forty years Vicar of Patshall, Peace for the Isle of Ely. Staffordshire.
April 19. At Towyn, in Merionethshire, At Ennets, in the Parish of Kincardine- the Reverend PRYCE MAURICE, Vicar of O‘Niel, Scotland, in the 105th year of her that parish, and Rector of Clynnin, in the age, JANET GAUL. Her husband, who died same county. dately, reached his 104th year.
April 21. At Swaffham, in Norfolk, At Peterbill, in the county of Cumber. Mrs. BENEZET, relict of Claude Benezet, land, Mr. JOHN CARRUTHERS, aged 99 Esq. formerly Major of the Horse Grenayears.
dier Guards. Last week, at Wem, Mrs. WYNNE, re. April 23. At her father's house in ArBict of the Reverend Mr. Wynne, and lington-street, Miss Fellowes, second niece to the Reverend Dr. Smallbroke. daughter of J. Fellowes, Esq. M. P. for
Lately, suddenly, thic Rev, EDWARD Norwich, aged 19 years. This lady, and HEALY, Roctor of Pattrington, near Hull. her sister, dined with the Earl of Ports
April 7. At Edinburgh, the Right Hon. mouth on the preceding Sunday; on Monthe Earl of Dumfries, in the 77th year of day she complained of the influenza, and his age.
expired on Saturday. April 10. After a lingering and very af- April 25. At the Swan Inu, Bedford, Sir ficting illness, the Reverend Mr. PALMER JOHN PAYNE, Bart. of Tempsford-ball, WHALLEY, Rector of Ecton, near North- and Lieutenant-colonel of the Bedfordshire ampton.
Militia. He went to bed, apparently in At Portsea, at the advanced age of 107, perfect bealth, about eleven o'clock the Mr. RICHARD DAVIES, many years War- precoding evening. den at Portsmouth-dock.
April 28. In his 78th year, ROWLAND April 2. Mrs. MANSEL, wife of the CONYERS, Esq. formerly of Argyll-street. Reverend Dr. Mansel, Master' of Trinity A pril 30. At Eastcot-house, Mrs. EliCollege, Cambridge.
2 ABETH ROGERS, in an advanced age, Same day, at Bath, the Rev. HERBERT equally lamented by her friends, her RANDOLPH, LL. B. Prendary of Sarum, tenants, and the poor. She was the lineal and Rector of Croxton, Lincolnshire. descendant of the family of Hawtrey, in
April 2. Sir JAMES MONTCOMERY, late that county, Representatives of the same Lord Chief Baron of Scotland. He was in several successive Parliaments. the uncle of the unfortunate Colonel Mont- April 30. At the Priory, near Stangomery.
more, in her 21st year, after a short illApril 3. The Reverend Mr. Price, Vicar ness, Lady Harriet HAMILTON, eldest of Chirk, in Denbiglashire.
danghter of the Marquis of Abercorn, She svas to have been married in a few days to "? May 2. At Darn hall, Vice-Admiral the Marquis of Waterford. ...
-, Sir George HOMÉ, Bart. May i. After a few days illness, in May 5. At Camelford-house, Oxford. Upper Seymour-street, Lady M, MEL- street, the Dowager Baroness of CAMELBOURNE.
FORD, mother to the present Lord Camel In Broad-street Buildings, Mrs. DENNI. ford, and to Lady Grenville. SON, wife of Dr. Richard Dennison.
May 7. At Stratfield Say, Hampshire, Last week, at Bath, the Reverend Ed- aged 83, the Right Honourable GEORGE WARD HAWTREY, Vicar of Burnham, PITT, Lord Rivers. . Bucks, and Rector of Monckston, Hants. May 16. At Rofant, the Rev. Dr. BE.
May l. At Canterbury, the Reverend THUNE.. JOHN LYNCH, LL, D. Archdeacon of that -- May 17. The Rev. Dr. EINCH, PrebenDiocese, Prebendary of Canterbury, and dary of Westminster, and Rector of St. Rector of St. Dionis Back Church, Lon- John the Evangelist. don.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
We are sorry to have been under the necessity of postponing the conclusion of the Re. , view of Paley's Theology. 7. *; A. L.; JUVENIS; E.; THEOLOGUS; and 'CHRISTIANA, are under conside,
ration.' E.'s hint respecting the decencies of public worship will be attended to. . ANASON'; Nevious; and LUSITANIA, are received. ... A SERIOUS INQUIRER; INQUISITOR on Baptism ; RURICOLA; and M. on some popular
Objections against the Church of England, shall be inserted. We eould not find room for Phito-HONEST AS in our present Number. :* R.'s Lines will not suit our works, but we should be glad to have a good prose account of
the lady to whose memory they were addressed. .. What warrant has Oùtis for calling Archbishops Tillotson and Secker unbaptized men,
or for charging us with denying the validity of baptism administered by a Dis
senter? The story extracted from the Evening Mail, by a correspondent at Cambridge, requires
authentication, after the proof he himself has given of the inaccuracy of newspaper
intelligence, A correspoadent, whose second letter we have to acknowledge, seems to conceive, that we are bound to defend every expression of every correspondent. This is altogether an error. We are disposed, however, to coincide in what he is pleased to term B. T.'s “sweeping, rash, uncharitable innuendo;" because we have had opportunities of knowing it to be too generally applicable, if not at the present moment, yet at a period not five years distant. If our correspondent had turned his eyes ta Germany, he might have saved himself some trouble on another point.
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LETTER OF IGNATIUS TO THE CHURCH AT ROME. TGNATIUS, who is also called Theowill; that I may not only be called
1 phorus, to the Church of Rome but be found a Christian: for if I am beloved and enlightened, which hath really found to be a Christian, I may obtained mercy through God the Fa- also bear the name, and approve myo ther and Jesus Christ, health and sal- self faithful though unregarded by the vation in the Lord.
world. Nothing is good which is By prayer to God I have prevailed such only in appearance. A Christo see your face, which I have great tian is not the work of persuasion ly desired. For being now bound in but of power*, and that more espethe cause of Christ, I hope to salute cially, because he is hated by the you, if it be his will that I he conduct- world. I write unto the Churches ed to the expected end; for the be- and inform them all, that I am about ginning promises well, if I can only to offer myself willingly for God, if I obtain grace to finish my course with- am not prevented by you. I entrcat out hindrance or interruption; for I 'you, hinder me not by an ill-timed fear your love lest it should be a stum- compassion. Suffer me to become bling block in my way. You, indeed, the food of beasts, by which I may are free to act as you think best, but attain unto God. I am his wheat, it will not be easy for me to attain and may I be ground between the unto God, if ye spare me not.
teeth of furious animals, that I may Seek not, brethren, to please men become pure and unmingled bread. but God, which, indeed, ye do; for Rather intreat the lions that they I shall never meet with another op- would become my sepulchre, that noportunity like the present of attaining thing of this body remain unconsumunto God, neither can ye, if you will ed, and that my relics may be trouonly forbear to interpose, eyer be blesome to no one. Then shall I be inade either partakers or witnesses of the disciple of Christ indeed, when a more excellent work. If ve be si. my body is become horrible to the lent I shall be made an offering unto world. Entreat him for me, that by God; but if ye love my flesh, I must these instruments of sacrifice I may wait for an opportunity to run a second become a victim unto God. Yet I race: for surely ye cannot bestow a do not enjoin you, after the example greater benefit upon me than in per- of Peter and Paul: they were apostles, mitting me to be sacrificed to God, I am a condemned nan; they were when the altar is already prepared; free, I am yel a slave; but when my that, forining a choir around me, ye suffering is ended, I shall become the may sing praises to the Father in Jesus freedman of Christ, and shall rise to Christ, for that he hath thought a liberty indeed ! Syrian bishop worthy to suffer in the . Even now the battle is begun; for west. It is good for me to die from in my journey from Syria to Rotne I the world unto God, that I may rise am engaged in an unceasing conflict, again in him.
by night and day, by sea and land, tied Ye have never been deficient in as I am to ten leopards, for so I call the duty of instructing others: my the band of soldiers who guard ine, only wish is that your instructions creatures who are exasperated even may have their full effect. Neither, by kindness. But I am schooled by I am persuaded, have ye been want their insults. Would that I might ening in prayers on my behalf. Ask only for me strength within and with- * Meaning, probably, the power of dicut, that I may not only speak but vine grace. CHRIST, Observ. No. 18.
joy the beasts which are prepared for God which is the fesh of Jesus Christ, me: may they be swift to finish their of the seed of David ; and to drink work, to which I will even urge his blood which is love undefiled. thiem that they may devour me the I wish not to live any longer the sooner.
life of man; yet I could be content Pardon me, brethren, I know what to do so, if it were your desire. Pray, is good for myself. Now do I begin therefore, that ye may be accepted. to be a disciple of Christ; now do I, Believe me, I entreat you. That aspire from things visible to things mouth uttereth no falsehood through unseen, that I may attain unto him. which the Father speaketh. InterLet me encounter fire and the cross, cede for me that I may attain. If I the assault of wild beasts, the rending suffer, it is because ye have loved asunder of the joints, and all the tor- me: if I am rejected, ye have hated ments of the devil; only let me be mer. found in Christ.
Be not forgetful in your prayers of The difference between region and the Church which is in Syria, which region, even all the regions of this hath now no other pastor than God. world, affects me not. It is better for May Jesus Christ preside over it in me to die in the cause of Christ than the place of the bishop. But I am to reign from one extremity of the ashamed even to be accounted of their earth to the other. I seck him who number, unworthy as I am, and one died for us. I wish for him who born out of due time. My spirit sarose again for us: he shall be my re- luteth you, together with the love of ward. Pardon me, brethren; restrain all the Churches which have received me not from that which is life indeed; me in the name of Christ, and that make me not to endure a living death; not merely as a passing guest; for and when I long to be with God and those which did not meet me in the to be his, separate me not from him way received me hovourably in their by means of the world, nor seduce cities. me by the temptations of matter : I write this to you from Smyrna by suffer ine to drink of the pure foun- certain Ephesians. Crocus, a beloved tain of light: suffer me to copy after brother, is with me, and many more. the passion of my God. If any man I think you are informed of those enjoy him in himself he will under- who are already arrived at Rome out stand what it is that I wish for, he of Syria to glorify God, and I desire will sympathise with me as knowing you to inform thein that I am at hand. the nature of those bands which con They are all worthy of God and of strain me."
you. Refresh them, therefore, in all The prince of this world labours to ihings. Written the 9th of the cal. steal me away, and to weaken the of September Farewell in the Lord desire which I have towards God. Jesus. But let no one who may be present interpose*, but be on my side, or rather on that of God. Neither, should ACCOUNT OF EMINENT PERSONS EXEI then weakly entreat you, do ye CUTED IN THE CIVIL WARS. obey me, but believe rather what I
(Continued from p. 265). now write than what I may then be
EXECUTION OF THE EARL OF DERBY. tempted to say. My love is crucifiedt, and the fire which is in me THE Earl of Derby, according to an seekoth for no water to extinguish it; order of the court martial, by which but it is a living and speaking princi- he was sentenced to die at Bolton in ple within me, calling inwardly unto Lancashire, was brought to that town me, Come to the Father.
with a guard of horse and foot, on De delight not in corruptible nutri- the 15th of October, 1651, betwixt ment, nor in the pleasures of the pre- twelve and one o'clock, the people sent life. I long to eat the bread of weeping, praying, and bewailing him
all the way from his prison at Chester *(i. e.) At the scene of his martyrdom. to the place of his death.
+ Meaning either Christ, the object of - his love, or his own affections and lusts. It These is in this paragraph a natural has usually been understood in the former and unaffected struggle between the love sense. This sentence is, deservedly, one of life and the desire of martyrdom, which of the most celebrated in all Christian an would have been injured by an attempt to tiquity.
give greater consisteney to the language.