Sidor som bilder
PDF
ePub

try, is said to be proceeding in the ports of these countries bave purchased their neuFrance and Holland, and particularly on trality from the First Consul; Spain for the the Scheldt and at Ostend and Antwerp, annual sum of three millions sterling, and with an activity beyond all example; and Portugal for a million and a half. The 180,000 men, it was expected, would be Portuguese Government, it is added, bas asseinbled between Compeigne and Ghent endeavoured farther to conciliate the faby the 20th instant. In order more effec- vour of Buonaparte by dismissing from of. tually to conceal from our knowledge their fice Don Jose D'Almeida, the minister actual state of preparation, a decree bas who was so obnoxious to Lasnes. heen issued by the French Government,

NORTHERN POWERS. prohibiting the reception into any of the

Nothing has transpired which gives any ports of France between Brest and the Mouth of the Scheldt, of any English ves

reason to suppose, that the powers of the

North Wave any immediate intention of insel having a flag of truce, packet-boat, or

terfering in the present contest. Den. vessel of any other description. That

mark is said to have reduced the number Buonaparte has it fully in bis intention to

of her troops in Holstein, in consequence make an attempt on this country, should

of the remonstrances of France. A new a favourable opportunity occur, is not to

treaty has been entered into between Swebe doubted. His extensive preparations

den and this country, in consequence of cannot be meant as a seint ; and the mea.

the accession of the tormer to the convensures of defence, which continue to be

tion of Petersburgh, by which the neutra. taken by our government, seem to prove,

lity of that country is secured. that they entertain a similar opinion. In the mean time, however, our ships are

EAST INDIES. enaged in attacking their gun-boats in The revolutionary spirit appears to have their own harbours, ard in bombarding extended itself to the Empire of China, their towns; and Havre de Grace and the and an insurrection of a very formidable other ports on the Seine are declared to be nature, which has for its object the dein a state of blockade.

struction of the Chinese Government, bas Vice-admiral Bruix has been appointed been organized. The insurgents have been by Buonaparte to command the national defeated in several very bloody engageflotilla at Boulogne. On his arrival at that ments, in which the Emperor fought in place he published a gasconading procla- person at the head of his troops; but they mation, calling upon the seamen to satisfy are said to be still in considerable for ee. the just vengeance of France, by punishing A number of French Missionaries, it is rea government which is an enemy of the ported, were found among the rebels. . peace of the world, and of the giory and In the Island of Ceylon some differences welfare of their country. “Let those had arisen between the British and the ships which insolently cruise along our King of Candy. The Honourable Mr. shores, at sight of your labours, return and North, the governor, appears to wave iasay to their government, 'a fearful day is boured to bring about an amnicable ad. preparing; the winds and seas, again fa. justment of them, but with no effect. He vourable to the conqueror of Egypt, may, therefore sent an army into the territory in a few hours, bring bim to our coasts, and of the King of Candy, to ensorce bis claims - with him the innumerable companions of of indemnification for past injuries, and his glory.' Sailors, redouble your zeal, security from future aggression, and we multiply your services, and the nation learn, from the last accounts, that posseswhich oppresses the seas will be conquered sion had been obtained of the capital of by terror, before it experiences the fate of the native prince, arms and sinks beneath the blows of our The Dutch settlement of Ternate, the heroes.” None but Frenchmen, we ap- principal island of the Moluccas, bas been prehend, could be guilty of such misera- captured by our forces. ble vaunting; and on none but Frencbinen "The army wbich marcbed into the Mah. would a government dare to practise such rattah conntry under Major-General Welinsulting mockery. The soldiers and sai- lesley, has succeeded in getting posseslors of France, with all their servirity, will sion of Poonah the capital of that country, with difficulty be persuaded that the army which had been previously evacuated by and navy of England are to be vanquished" Holkar. by the mere terror of their arīns.

AMERICA. The French Government have decreed, that the Rhine, the Meuse, and the

The French Islands of St. Pierre and

Miquelon bave been captured, together Sebeldt, shall be joined by a canal, the expence to be defrayed by a tax on the

with some merchautmen lying there, by distilleries. This is an immense under

an expedition composed of the inhabitants

of Newfoundland. dertaking.

I

ST. DOMINGO.
SPAIN AND PORTUGAL.

The latest accounts from that island reIt is now confidently reported, that both present the situation of the French as alto

gether desperate. After a sacrifice of example to all governments of the ruinous sixty or seventy thousand of his best consequences of perfidy and oppression ; troops, and of every principle of good and a seasonable warning to Buonaparte of faith and common bumanity, in order to the insanity of the attempt to subjugate effect the restoration of the cart-whip in a people, who are resolved to be free. that island, the First Consul has ere this The war has, for some time, been carbeen compelled to abandon his purpose. ried on between the French and the Ne. His troops without provisions, and many groes with the most sai age barbarity. of them enfeebled by disease, were com- The former have invented a new mode of pletely inclosed on the land side by the destroying their prisovers, which surpasses Blacks; who having now no Toussaint to in ingenious wickedness both the fusillades moderate their ferocity, will be disposed and noyades of the Robespierrean reign: dreadfully to retaliate the cruelties exer- They are throwa into an inclosed place cised on them by the Frencb: while by sea containing a number of hungry bloodthey are so closely blockaded, that not bounds, who immediately tear them in even a boat can enter. The distress of the pieces and devour them. That this report colony is greatly aggravated by the refusal is not exaggerated, may be inferred from of the First Consul to discharge the bills the circumstance of a schooner from Cuba drawn by his generals in St. Domingo, to having been lately captured with one bunrelieve their immediate wants. The whole dred blood-hounds on board, bound to St. history, but particularly the issue of this Domingo. expedition, will furnish, we trust, a terrible

GREAT BRITAIN. We are traly happy to announce to our lished a part of the town. Other seareaders the appointment by his Majesty of port towns have been attacked in the same a national fast on Wednesday, the 19th. mauner. day of October next. As to the mamer in the West Indies two French frigates, in which it ought to be observed by Cbris. one of them with Generat Morgan aid tians, and the dispositions which ought to live hundred and thirty troops on board, be called into exercise on that occasion, and several corvettes with a great many we need not add any thing to what has . merchantinen, have been taken by our been already said, in this number, upon ships of war. that subject, p. 572.

The most important captures made by All aliens who are subjects of the French the enemy are a Lisbon packet, the King Republic, or of any place under its domi- George, with a box of valuable jewels on nions, have been ordered by his Majesty board, and the Lord Nelson Indiaman: the to quit the kingdom, vessels being pre latter has been reiaken. pared to convey thern to the continent free Parliament stands prorogued to the 3rd of expence.

of November Governinent are pursuing measures of Mr. Astiett has been tried at the Old defensive preparation with great vigour and Bailey for the embezzling of Exchequer perseverance, they ate not only fortifying Bills belonging to the Bank, and found the sea coast in many places, and the guilty. His case has been referred to the inouths of rivers, and forming lines be. twelve judges. tween the coast and London; but taking

IRELAND, measures, in case of necessity, for the inun The special commission, appointed to dation of the low lands which lie in the try the Irish insurgents, has been occupied route of a hostile army. The river Thames, during a great part of the month with it is said, will be rendered impassable to that jinportant business. A considerable an enemy by means of chains and fioating number have been tried, found guilty, and batteries. The regular and militia force executed. The most remarkable trial has now on foot in this country, and ready for been that of the younger Emmett, who active service, cannot be less than one hun appears to bave had the rank of a general dred and fifty thousand men: the volun among the rebels, and to hate been one of teers, to many of whom arms have been is the main springs of the insurrection. Sa. sued, amount to nearly four hundred tisfactory proof was adduced of his having thousand. Some of these are in a forward framed the proclamation of the provisional state of discipline, and there is no doubt government, part of which we inserted in that the whole will, in a short time, be our last; and of his being the chief leader rendered efficient soldiers

of the insurgents on the night of the 23rd While these efforts are making on shore, of July. After the verdict of the jury had our navy is actively employed either in pronounced him guilty, he did not hesitate blockading the enemy's ports, or bom- to acknowledge, in the most unequivocal barding their towns. At Granville, Sir manner, the share he had had in fomenting James Saumarez is said to have destroyed rebellion. In his speech, previous to the several gua-boats, and to have demo- sentence of death being passed upon him, he made use of the following words: “ Various opportunities have occurred to the have been accused of being actuated by a of witnessing the misery and desolation wish to bring about a revolution of this they have produced in every country country through the means of French in. where they have gained an entrance, under fuence. I deny that either myself or the the fallacious pretence of aiding the inhaprovisional government had any such idea bitants, who considered themselves in a in contemplation. Our own resources state of oppression." were sufficient to accomplish the object. The country continues tranquil, but the As to French interposition, it cannot be utmost vigilance of the gorernment seems too much deprecated; and I exhort the to be requisite to that end. Appreherpeople of Ireland to beware of such assist sions take place daily : among others, ance. I urge them, in the strongest terms, Russell, one of the rebel generals, and for to burn their houses; nay, even the very whom a large reward was offered, bas grass on which a Frenchman shall land been taken. consent of the bishop. Let all things whom I pray that ye may continue be done to the honour of God. Ex- in unity and obedience. I salute hort them, hearken unto your bi- Alce, a name greatly beloved. Fareshop, that God may hearken unto well in the Lord. you. May my soul be with them who are obedient to the bishop, priests, and deacons; and my part in God the A RELATION OF THE PENITENT DEATH same with theirs ! and ye, brethren,

DEATHS. Sept. 24. At Clapham, Calverley Be Napper Tandy died at Bourdeaux about wicke, Esq. chairman of the Sun Fire Of- the middle of last month. fice, and for many years an eminent un: July 3, on board tlie Veruna country derwriter at Lloyd's. He was a firm be- ship, on his passage froin Bengal, in his liever in the important truths of Christi. 25th year, Lieut. George Bridges Selwyn, anity, and made it his study to frame his eldest son of the Rev. John Selwyn, Rector conduct according to its precepts and in- of Ludgershall, Wilts. . junctions. In private life his dispositions Lately, at his father's house, in Carnarwere amiable and accommodating ; but he vonshire, in the prime of life, the Rer, was still more remarkable for the serenity Griffith Griffiti, Fellow of Jesus College, of temper, and composure of department, Oxford. which he uniformly maintained, even when August 14. At Dundee, at an advanced engaged in the busy scenes of his oceupa- age, the Rev. James Blinshall, Đ. D. oge tion. He has left a widow and one daugh- of the Ministers of that town, and a Chap ter to mourn his loss.

lain of his majesty's household.

ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS, THE second paper of our very valuable correspondent D. L. A. A. M. has reached #5,

and we beg that he would complete his design in sufficient time to admit of our inserting his contributions entire in our next pumber. We should be glad to be allowed

an opportunity of a more direct cominunication with him. It would be unpardonable in us to reject with sternness the supplication of a young lady

of eighteen, particularly as the sentimierits wbich she has clothed in verse are anabe jectionable. Although her poem will not entirely suit our work, it may possibly prove an acceptable offering to the Editor of the LOYALIST, a periodical publication lately instituted for the very laudable purpose of affording an asylum to fugitive effusions of patriotism and loyalty, whether in prose or verse. The extracts from Bishop Wilson's Charges on the subject of Coroner's Certificates ; G.

S. F.; and the Account of Mrs. Boury, will appear. Crito and H. T.'s Remarks on Leslie's Account of the Death of a Quaker, in on

next, ÆQUUS; GEORCE BLAIR; Caius; W. C.; and INQUISITOR, hare been received, and

are under consideration. The Poem on the Holy Land is superior to many of the verses which bare been sent

to us, but we think it scarcely capable of satisfying the fastidious taste of R. T. B.

and K. Q. Z. The Letter of CosMOPOLITE will be maturely considered. We beg to inform a writer, who continues to call himself A CHURCH OF ENGLAND

METHODIST, that, in qur opinion, the work he bas taken the trouble to send to us

does not merit the smallest notice. The communication of C. F. did not reach us till it was too late to procure its insertion.

ERRATA,
R. C. C. desires us to make the following alterations in a paper of his, viz.
Number 20, page 472, col. 2, line 7 from bottom, for harmless read blameless.

line 10, for is not sold read requires consideration.

[blocks in formation]

EPISTLE OF IGNATIUS TO POLYCARP. TGNATIUS,who is also called Theo- as the wrestler of God: the reward Ipborus, to Polycarp, Bishop of set before thee is immortality. the Church of Smyrna, or rather to In every thing let me be unto thee him who hath God the Father and the in the place of thine own soul, and Lord Jesus Christ for his bishop- my bonds which thou hast loved. Health*.

Be not affrighted by those who, Ilearing of thy purpose which is though they seem worthy of credit, founded and fixed in God, as upon a teach other doctrines. Stand firm as rock unmoveable, my heart is lifted an anvil, which is beaten with the up in thanksgiving, for that I am ac- hammer. It is our duty to endure all counted worthy to behold thy face, things for God that he may endure us. which I earnestly wish to enjoy. Be more earnest than thou art. Con

I beseech thee by the grace of God, sider the time, and wait for him who wherewith thou art clothed, that thou is beyond all time immortal, invisible, wouldest quicken thy course and ex- yet made visible for our sakes, incahort all men to be saved. Maintain pable of suffering, yet inade capable thy place and office in constant atten- of it for us, and who endured all tion to every part of it, whether car- things in our behalf. nal or spiritual. Be careful of unity, See that the widows be not neg. than which nothing is more excellent. lected: next to the Lord be thou their Endure all men, that the Lord may friend. Let nothing be done without endure thee, Be patient with all in thy will, neither do thou any thing the spirit of charity, as indeed thou without the will of God. Let assemart. Be constant in prayer. Entreat blies be held more frequently. Enfor a larger measure of understanding quire for all by name. Do not proudthan thou hast. Watch always, and ly despise slaves, whether male or feguard against a drowsy spirit. Ad- male; yet see that they be not themdress thyself to all, according to the selves puffed up, but let them serve help given to thee from above. Bear more faithfully to the glory of God the infirmities of all men, as a per- that they may obtain a better freefect wresiler. The more labour, the dom from him. Neither let them seek greater gain.

to have their freedom purchased out If thou love only the good and of the public stock, lest they become faithful disciples, what reward hast slaves of covetousness. thou? But labour rather to overcome Flee from evil arts; nay, even forthe disobedient by meekness. Every bear to mention them. Say unto my wound is not healed by the same sisters that they must love God, and treatment, “Be prudent as a ser- be contented with their husbands; pent" in all things, “and simple as á- likewise also charge my brethren in love." The time requireth thee, as the name of the Lord Jesus, that they a pilot requireth winds, and those love their wives as Christ loved the who are tossed with tempests the Church. If any one is able to remain haven. Conduct thyself cautiously in chastity to the honour of his Lord,

let him do it in humility: if he boast* I bave preserved this address on ac- eth himself he is undone; and if he count of its singularity; but the authenti- setteth up his own will against that of city of all the superscriptions to these the bishop he is undone likewise. Epistles may be cloubted of, without any Marriages, which are made in the Djury to the credit of the Epistles thein Lord and not according to concupisselves,

cence, ought to be made with the Christ. Observ. No. 22.

4 E

[ocr errors]

OF JOHN ATHIERTON, LATE BISHOP OF labour, and run, and suffer with one

WATERFORD IN IRELAND, WHO was accord, awake and sleep together as

EXECUTED AT DUBLIN, THE 5TH DEthe joint ministers of God and common stewards of his mysteries. Please

CEMBER, 1610*. him under whose banners you fight, For his arraignment, though it held and whose wages you receive. Let long, I heard it not, only his carriage none of you be found a deserter. Let then is by all condemned, and it is your baptism remain upon you as ar. not my intent in the least measure to mour, your faith as an helmet, your excuse it. The subject of this disa charity as a spear. Let your works course is only to declare, how afterbe your pledges that ye may receive wards he judged and condemned accordingly. Be long-suffering one himself, and so we trust is not contowards another, that God may be the demned of God. How he deeply resame to you.

pented and cried to heaven for par. And since the Church, which is don, whereof he received a rare me at Antioch in Syria, enjoys peace, morable testimony, as we shall hear as I am assured, through your pray. afterward. ers, by which my mind is composed On Sunday in the afternoon, being to a more settled confidence in God. the 28th of November, and the next it is fitting, my dear Polycarp, blessé day after his condemnation, I went to ed of God, to call an assembly to see him first, when having had some chuse some beloved brother, an ac- speech with him of the scandal of tive man, who may be named the dis the fact, justice of the sentence, mivine messenger, to go into Syria and sery of his condition without repentglorify your charity in Christ. A ance, (of each of which he heard me Christian hath not power over himself, long with silence) at length he asked but is at the disposal of his God. And me if I were sent by any to bim: this surely, when perfected, will be when he understood I was not, but God's work as well as your's; for I that I came of myself, he took me by believe you are ready to every work the hand, and replied, I was very which is agreeable to him.

welcome to him, believed I had no But although I knew your vehe other end but his good, that indeed ment aflection for the truth, I have he had been moved to send for me, thought it good, notwithstanding, to but being thus come of myself he tock admonish you by letter. And since I me as sent of God. He acknowledg. was unable to write to all the Churches. ed his stupidity and senselessness, de because I was suddenly called to set sired me to take a further liberty of sail from the Troad to Naples accord- speech unto me, to preach the law ing to the divine will, do thou, who to him, to aggravate bis sins by the · knowest the mind of God, write unto highest circuinstances, that he might the neighbouring Churches that they grow but sensible of the flames of do the same thing; those who are hell. In subjects of this nature we able by messengers of their own, and spent near an hour, when I left him those who are noi by leilers entrusted pliable, only with this assurance, that to the others.

in Christ his sins were pardonable. I salute you all, and namely, the His request then was, that I would wife of Epitropus with her children, and all her house.

* This account was drawn up by NiSalute my dear friend Antalus. Sa. CHOLAS BERNARD, D. D. then preacher lute him who shall be accounted wor

of St. Peter's in Drogheda, and published thy to undertake the journey into

by him at the particular request of Arch

bishop Usher. We have transcribed it Syria. May unceasing grace be with from the third edition of Dr. Bernard's him, and with Polycarp who sends work, said to be reviewed by bimself, ons him. May you all, evermore, be omitting the notes, and altering the or strong in our God Jesus Christ, through orthography.

« FöregåendeFortsätt »