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To raise that confidence which rests genius, learning, and piety, orecto:;.. on Hear'n,
ed a monument to the memory of By whom all good, all human bliss Relphin Sebergham Church in . is giv'n;
1791. Relph died in 1743, at the To give each struggling virtue age of 34, of a hectic complaint. ' strength to rise,
In recording the death of a perAnd light her hallow'd taper at the son eminent for learning we anskies; .
nounced a loss which only impoveWith moral truth, with many a rishes the publick stock of learuthought retiu'd,
ing, and affects a very circumTo consecrate the temple of the scribed class; but in recording the mind!
death of a man whose benevolence Blest is the Muse, while she with and piety were unceasingly einardour pays
ployed in their best duties, we anTo the bright worth the tribute of nounce a loss which can only be her praise
repaired by the exertions of those To thy pure lite, which on the pas
who, profiting by Mr. Boucher's sing hours,
example, may imitate his conduct. And on thy precepts, living lustre The Rev. James Davis, minister
of St. James, Clerkenwell, and of “ In that ill-fated hour, when Pentonville Chapel, to which he Discord rose,
was elected in 1790. The patronAnd bade COLUMBIA's sons be age of the living is in the parish, BRITAIN's foes,
and generally occasions inuch disa When, in the passions' headlong cord. On the present occasion the tide were lost
Curate, who has served the parish The gentlest feelings that the heart with general satisfaction these fourcould boast;
teen years, is opposed by a popuBeyond th’ Atlantic wave we saw lar clergyman of the Methodistical thee prove
persuasion, though he was rejected Thy Christian spirit, and thy Pa- on the former vacancy. It is triot love;
rather remarkable that Mr. Garth And, 'mid the public ferment, who had been many years clerk of strive to bind
the same, almost died just about In warm AFFECTION's bonds, the the same time with Mr. Davies. human mind.
Lately at Orton on the Hill, in Firm in thy duties it was thine to Leicestershire, the Rev. William shew
Churchill, rector of that parish. What to our Country, what to This gentleman was the youngest Heav'n we owe;
brother of Charles Churchill, the To censure boldly Faction's dar- profligate satirist; but he was him ing flame,
self a man of merit, ingenuity, And give due honours to the Pa- learning, and probity, and benevotriot's name."
lent even to his own prejudice. . In a subsequent passage Mr. The Rev. Thomas Muchall of Sanderson remarks, that Relph Longdon, Staffordshire, vicar of (another Northern Bard)
Brewood in that county, and chap*“ had wanted a plain stone to tell lain to the Right Hon. the Earl of Where bloom'd his virtues, where Uxbridge. He was formerly of he sung so well,
Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Had not my Boucher in his fond where he proceeded B. A. in 1752. regard,
The vicarage is in the gift of the Paid that just tribute to our Nor. Dean of Litchfield. thern Bard."
At St Mary's Parsonage House, In a note we are informed that Mr. Jersey, the Rev. F. Valpy, rector Boucher, from his veneration for of that parish.
The Rev. Giles Knightley, rector said, was distinguished by a digniof Charwelton, in Northampton- 'fied firmness, the noble result of a shire, and Vicar of Exhall, near loyalty that could not be subdued Coventry,
by misfortune or death. As they The following awful instance of were on the eve of being launched sudden death, occurred lately on into eternity, they exclaimed with the race ground, near Carlisle: A heroic intrepidity, « Vive le Roi, person of the name of Joshua Vive Louis XVIII.” Georges was Norman, an inhabitant of Penrith, the first of these victims of Corsiwho used to travel the country, can usurpation, and his firm and attending horse racing, &c. was manly example gave spirit to the offered three tankards of ale by an whole, if any of them, indeed, acquaintance, on condition that he could want resolution to support should drink them at three draughts them in a cause so honourable to otherwise he (Norinan) should pay their principles as Loyal Frenchfor them. The offer was accord men. The fate of Georges deingly accepted; and Norman, serves particular regret, as he had after drinking the last tankard, been so long and so actively engagwalked off apparently in good ed in attenipting to resist the regihealth, but was shortly after disco- cide Governors of France, and to vered in one of the tents, with his restore his unfortunate Sovereign head reclined on a table, quite to the Throne of his ancestors, dead. A Coroner's jury sat upon The sacrifice of this gallant Loyalthe body the same evening, and ist has made a great impression on brought in their verdict-Died by the people, though they dare not the Visitation of God.
at present avow their feelings. The _The Rev, Thomas Merchant, wretched slavery, however, which Rector of Patcham, Sussex.
the French endure, after so much At Bath, the Rev. Thomas Cole' blood has been shed, to change a lin's, late second master of Win- lawful Monarch for a foreign usurchester College.
per, cannot render them much The Rev. Mr. Hawkins, Rector longer blind to the enormities of of Halstead, and Vicar of Willing their Tyrant, however he may athall Spain, in Essex, and a magis tempt to dazzle them with the splentrate for that county.
dor of a coronation. At Paris, on the 25th of June, Let not the life of Georges be under the axe of the guillotine, lost to mankind: let it be enquired the celebrated GEORGES, and eleven into by all our countryrnen; let other loyal Frenchmen, who were them see it in a glorious example . tried and condemned for an alleged of what so many Britons have conspiracy against the tyrant and shewn; let them see that loyalty úsurper Buonaparte.
is not, as the Jacobin faction would They were taken from the Bice- represent it, a stupid, slavish, and tre to the Conciergerie, where they debasing principle; let them see it heard the terrific decision of Gallic in its full activity, overcoming ohJustice!!! They only desired that stacles, persevering to the end; and a Priest might be permitted to at when failing to ensure success, ul. tend them in their last moments, timately obtaining a crown) of marand this was readily granted them. tyrdom. Let our rights and liberGeorges was particularly devout, ties, our happiness, our wealth, and remained two hours with his our Constitution and our King, be Confessor, Between eleven and defended and supported by this twelve they were put into four spirit of loyalty, and then we rnay Carts, and conveyed to the Place bid defiance to every enemy that de Greve, where they were guillo- the envy of surrounding nations tined. Every one of them it is may at any tine raise up against us,
At At Henningford, Abbots, Hunt- but soon after complained of a pain ingdonshire, in the 37th year of in her head, and died in a few mihis age, Lieutenant Francis Hasle- nutes. wood, late of the 52d regiment of In consequence of an accident foot. He never recovered of the received by the overturning of a Cxcessive fatigue and hurts he had stage coach near Worcester, Miss received in the East Indies. I Caroline Hand, of Birmingham.
At lluntscombe, Berkshire, Sir Mr. Simpson, of Wiltesham, SufB. Gore, Bart.
folk. Having fallen from his horse At Edge Hill, near Liverpool, and his foot hanging in the stirrup, aged 23 years, George Dunbar, he was dashed against a gate-post Esq. second son of Sir George leading into the farm yard, and so Dunbar, of Mockrum, Bart. dreadfully bruised as to expire in
Mr. Oldfield, Master in Chan- sight of his parents, who bad witcery for fifty years; he is supposedl nessed the accident. to have died worth half a million of At Achmetachet, in Crim Tarmooney,
tary, the celebrated traveller and Miss M, Winter, a young lady of naturalist M. Pallas, Starnford. She arose in good health,
The Letter from JUVENIS is received.
Our Devonshire Correspondent may be assured, that if he states to us the particulars of the Case to which he alludes, the same shall be mze turely considered, and if proper, will be, with his consent, laid before the Public. His farther Correspondence will be acceptable.
To the railing accusations of the person who signs himself a CHRISTJAN, we have only to reply, that, “ He knows not what manner of spirit he is of." It is surprising that those who pretend to so much of Evangelical purity, should possess so little of Christian Humility and Candour.
The “ Enquirer" on the State of the Dead is informed, that a Gentleman not unknown to the correspondents and readers of the Orthodox Churchman's Magazine, is actually engaged on a separate Treatise on this Subject, which we learn will appear in the course of the ensuing winter,
:: ORTHODOX CHURCHMAN'S MAGAZINE AND REVIEW,
FOR AUGUST 1804.,
Whilst the Orthodor part in this whole realm hath (to the praise of their patience)
been quietly silent, as securely conscious of their own right and innocence, how many furious and malignant spirits every where have burst forih into slanderous libels, bitter pasquils, railing pamphlets? (under which more presses than one have groaned) wherein they have endeavoured, through the sides of some misliked persons, lo wound thai sacred Government, which by the joint confession of all reformed Divines, derives itself from the times of the blessed Aposties, zothout any interruption, without the contradiction of any one congregation in the Christian world unto the present age.
Bishop Hall's Humble Rémoastrance,
THE LIFE OF THE MOST RÉV. WILLIAM LÀUD,
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY:
(CONCLUDED FROM PAGE 13.) N the death of archbishop Abbot, in Augusť 1633, U Dr. Laud was promoted to the primacy; and about the same time he had two secret offers made him of a cardinal's hat, which he rufused with contempt. If his grace had not recorded the fact in his diary, we might have supposed that the whole was only an invention of bis enemies. That such an offer was made is certain, but by whom? The Pope would never have given the distinction without recovering the supremacy of the Church of England, and of that there could be no possible expectation. But the truth is, the Papists knew Laud's principles too well to hope for a re-establishment of their religion under his auspices. Arthur Wilson, who was a bitter enemy to the archbishop, and to the whole of his function, relates a conference that happened between him and a learned Romanist at Bruges, wherein the latter made use of the following expressions concerning the archbishop of Canterbury: “ No he is too subtle to be yoked; too ambitious to have a superior; he will never
Pol. VII. Churchm. Mag. Aug. 1804. M submit submit to Rome. He means to frame a motley religion of his own, and be lord of it himself *.” And by two unexceptionable testimonials of Mr. Jonathan Whiston and John Evelyn, esq. it appears “ that the archbishop was looked upon at Rome as the greatest enemy of the Church of Rome in England. And that the English Papists there, looked upon him as one that was a great enemy to them, and stood in their way; whilst one of the blackest crimes imputed to him was his being popishly affected.” :
Even the historian Rapin has had the candour to refute the idle calumny of the archbishop's inclination to popery, and strongly censures the Presbyterians for their hypocrisy in inventing and propagating what they did not themselves believe t. · To that deep hypocrisy may we not attribute this pretended offer of a cardinal's hat to the archbishop, by way of sounding his inclinations, and of-briuging the more odium upon hiin? To us there appears a complete mixture of Presbyterian knavery with Jesuitical craft in the whole business. · But to return to the narrative: September 14th of this year he was elected chancellor of the university of Dublin at the instance of that great prelate, archbishop Usher.
.. • One of his first acts after his advancement to the primacy was an injunction, pursuant to the king's letter, that no clergyman should be ordained without a title, that is, without a certainty of some immediate maintenance. At the same tiine came out his majesty's declaration about lawful sports on Sundays. This, indeed, was only a revival of that which had been made in the preceding reign; and it is not clear that the present measure was the result of the archbishop's advice, for no one could be more strict in the observance of the Sabbath than hiinself. Yet it must be admitted, the revival of the Book of Sports was impolitic, to say the least of it, and it was hard to force conscientious clergymen to read in their churches what they were perhaps justly apprehensive would produce licentiousness among the people. In the year 1633-4-5, &c. the archbishop, by his vicar-general, performed his metropolitical visitation: wherein,
* Peck's Desiderata Curiosa, vol. ii. book 12, p. 22.
History of England, rol. X. p. 873.