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it is to be cast in a place which, for many years past, has been notorious for wrangling sectaries! He complains of the unhallowed conventicle he wishes that their chapel should have affixed to them the label, This is a Tolerated MeetingHouse;' -no doubt to caution the unwary stranger against such unholy places. In one passage, the Doctor expresses his candour towards Dis. senters. To those who come within the fair meaning of conscientious Dissenters, the utmost regard of Christian benevolence and good-will is due ; but, in the next page, he changes his tone, and says, Thro' the ready and undiscriminating access to the Act of Toleration, as it now stands [N. B. as it now stands, hoping it will not so stand long] swarms of licenced teachers (many of whom imitate the appearance and very ceremonies of our church) form a joint confederacy with our open enemies, and our pretended

friends' On these illiberal and un

just misrepresentations, Mr. Raban makes some judicious remarks, and takes the liberty of recalling to the Doctor's mind some juvenile schisms of his own. We quote his words in a note, page 26: - Does not the hostility of the Doctor towards D s senters seem surprizing, when it is recollected that he was once on the high road of promotion among us? When he enjoyed the patronage of Lady Huntingdon, and was in fact under tuition at her academy or college, with a view to become one of her ministers, was he pot professedly a Schismatic, Sectarian? &c. Were we in possession of ail the particulars which have led to such a change in his views, we might possibly account for the antipathy and violence which he has of late years discovered.'

Memoirs of the Rev. Mr. James
Hervey, A. M. late Rector of
Weston Favel: containing an Ag

count of his Religious Principles, Experience, and Conduct. Còm piled by John Brown, Minister of the Associate Congregation, Whit-" burn. 2d Edition, with various improvements, from Original Papers. Recommended by several Ministers. 12me, 5s.

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MR. HERVEY, the subject of these Memoirs, exhibits in his writings a most zealous attachment to the great doctrines of the glorious gospel; and, in his life, a most eminent example of evangelical holiHis views of the gospel were clear and sound, experimental and practical: his faith in the adorable Redeemer was strong and operative, and his love of him, and of the truth as it is in him, was, in an uncommon degree, ardent and undis sembled. As a divine, his praise is in all the churches; and, as a Christian, he is equalled by very few, and perhaps excelled by none,

The Memoirs of this excellent person, being almost entirely in his own words, exhibit a just, interesting, and edifying picture of Mr. Hervey; and are fitted to be eminently useful, as presenting a bright and most amiable specisien of the influence of divine, truth, and exhibiting an example to all, and especially to the ministers of Jesus, fitted at once to instruct, to humble, and to stimulate.

The materials have been, by the Compiler, carefully and judiciously selected, for he most part, from the letters of that excellent man. These are interspersed with agreeable parts of his history, and well-authenticated anecdotes, all arranged in such convenient and perspicuous order, as must render the Memoirs acceptable and useful to the devout reader. We cannot but recommend this valuable piece to the public, and hope that many in perusing it will be pleased, edified, and comforted.

The former edition met with the approbation of many readers: a large impression was soon sold off, The present edition is much improved. The Compiler having, after the publication of the first, received many original papers, which cast light on Mr. Hervey's character,

has availed himself of these, so as the Memoir is much enlarged and enriched.

The following view of the contents, will best shew the nature of the work: Cap. I. His Birth and Education;-II. His Conversion ;III. His Religious Principles: Sec, 1, Their Evangelical Tenor; 2, His Views of Faith and Holiness; 3, His explicit and zealous Attachment to the Purity of the Gospel; —IV. His Public Character and Conduct; 1, His conduct in his Ministry; 2, His zealous Recommendation of Holiness; 3. His pious Designs; 4, His Compassion to the Afflicted, particularly those grieved in spirit; 5, His Charity to the Poor; 6, His Regard to all the People of God; 7, His Concern for the Sins of others; 8, His faithful Reproofs for Sin; 9, His Delight in pious Conversation; - V. His Personal Religion; 1, His Regard to Christ as the All in true religion; 2, His Improvement of the Comforts of the Gospel; 3, His Delight in the Atonement; 4, His Love to the Saviour; 5, His Conflicts with Indwelling Sin; 6, His Veneration of the Holy Scriptures; 7, His Spiritual-mindedness ; VI. His Deportment under his Afflictions ; - VII. His Last Sickness and Dying Sayings;-VIII. His Character;-IX. His Writings: Appendix.

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SELECT LIST OF RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS.
Memoirs of the Hon and Rev. W.
B. Cadogan; of J. Bacon, Esq.
R. A.; and of the Rev. J. Newton.
By R. Cecil, A. M. Rector of Bisley,
&c. 8vo, 12s

Sermons, on Select Subjects, by
C. Buck. 12mo, 4s,

Dr. Hawker's Sailor Pilgrim, new edition, with a Second Part, 12mo, 3s; 8vo, 6s. Second Part only,

12mo, Is 6d; 8vo, 3s

Observations on the Plagues of Egypt, by Jacob Bryant, Esq. New edition, 8vo, 9s

Dr. Magee on the Atonement, 2d edition, 2 vol. 8vo, 20s

Howe's Redeemer's Tears wept over Lost Souls,' new edition, with an Appendix, 12mo, 2s 6d

Good Thoughts in Bad Times, and Good Thoughts in Worse Times, by T. Fuller, B. D. Recommended by Mr. Hinton, 18mo.

Way to Ruin, or History of a Young Farmer. 6d.

Validity of Baptism by Sprinkling, and the Right of Infants, &c, By Dr. Osgood. Also, 2 Discourses, by Dr. Lathrop, 12mo, 3s 6d

Evangelical and Pharisaic Righ-" teousness compared; a Sermon be fore the University of Cambridge, by C. Simeon, M. A. 8vo, 18

The Christian laid forth in hi whole Disposition and Carriage, by Bp. Hall: revised by H.Budd, A. M. Is Parental Duties and Encourage ment, by J. Bruce, Is

Religion and Loyalty United, preached Oct. 25, by Js. Boden, Is Sermon on [Infant] Baptism, by J. Eagleton. is.

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

MISSIONARY SCCIETY.

Letters have been received by the Directors during the last Month, from the Missionaries Elliott and Purkis, at Tobago, dated November 18; from Mr. Davies, at Demarara, dated Oct. 4; and from Mr. Adam, at Trinidad, dated Nov. 21; also from Dr. Vanderkemp, dated Bethelsdorp, Sept. 5; and from Mr. 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 Contribution has been re ceived by the Treasurer at the date of publication.`

MISSIONARY COLLECTIONS, &c.

s. d.

- 16 3 8

1

1

32.11

40003

8 10 0

Rev. W. Washbourn and Friends, Wellingborough
A Friendly Society at Kidderminster, by Mr. Bunnell
Rev. Mr. Humphrys and Congregation, Union Street Chapel
Collection in Cliff Lane Chapel, Whitby, by Rev. Mr. Young
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)

Rev. G. Laurie and Friends, Budleigh

Auxiliary Society, recently formed, at Dover

P. W. E.

A large Parcel of Testaments, &c. for Portland Head Chapel,
New South Wales, from D. Lister, Esq. Hackney.

A few Small Parcels for the same place have been received from
other Persons.

PARIS.

Answer of the French Emperor to
an Address from the Deputies of
the Departments of Rome, which
had been recently taken from the
Papal See. Paris, Nov. 16, 1809.
• Messieurs, Deputies of
the Departments of Rome,

-My mind is filled with remembrances of your ancestors. The first time that I pass the Alps, I will make some stay in your city. The French Emperors, my predecessors, had separated you from the territory of the empire, and assigned your country as a fief to your bishops: but the welfare of my people no longer admits of any di

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vision whatever. France and Italy
must be completely waited under the
same system. Besides, you had need
of a powerful hand: 1 feel a parti-
cular satisfaction in being your be-
nefactor; but it is not my intention
that there shall be the least change
made in the religion of our fathers.
I, the eldest son of the Church, will
not depart from her bosom.
Jesus
Christ did not deem it necessary to
invest St. Peter with a secular su-
premacy.
Your Sce, the first of
Christendom, shall remain such :
your B shop is the Spiritual Head
of the Church, in like manner as I
am its Cæsar. 1'give to God that
which is God's, and to Cæsar that
which is Cæsar's.'

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In the Sitting of the Legislative Body, on the 12th of December last, an Exposé was made by Count Montalvet, in the Emperor's name, of the situation of France; from which we quote only that article which respects Religion.

Under the head of Religious Worship, after having declared that in France all religions are not only tolerated, but honoured and encouraged, he makes the following observations: No well-informed person is ignorant of the mischief

which the temporal sovereignty of the Pope has done to religion; but for this mischief one moiety of Europe would not be severed from the Catholic Church. There was but one mean to free it for ever from such great dangers, and to reconcile the interests of the State with those of Religion. It was necessary that the successor of St. Peter should, again be undisturbed by worldly merely a pastor, like

concerns,
St. Peter.'

LONDON.

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 Walis

.4608....3540

23 Out-Parishes in Middlesex and Surry 9935....7866
10 Parishes of Westminster....

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19612 Buried Males...8636)
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Whereof have died,

4937

Between two and five. 1916

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eighty and ninety.... 369

twenty and thirty....1145

ninety and a hundred.

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thirty and forty..... 1472

Aged one hundred

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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, by the women cailed Searchers. Now, when it is considered how. very incompetent these women must 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 respective number of deaths produced by each disease enumerated in the general table. The proportion of deaths arising from fevers of all kinds,' is here reported to be 1066; whereas the number said to have died of consumptions only, is 4570; and of convulsions, 3463. Two separate articles are made of those who died of spasm and cramp, which might as well have been included under the more comprehensive head of Convulsions,' 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 denomination of Aged,' two under the term Bije,' five under Grief,' twenty of Stoppage in the Stomach,' 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 Scarlatina, one of 'Strangury,' ́and but one Bit by a Mad Dog;' which no person of common sense and ob

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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 Physicians, 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 number 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, which therefore constitutes a species of self-murder.

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There is still another article in the Bill of Mortality requiring peculiar attention from our readers and the public in general; namely, The death of eleven hundred and sixty-three persons 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 some parents of great criminakty, in having their children inoculated for the small-pox instead of the cow-peck, or leaving them to catch the variolous contagion through ab. solute indifference! Our intelligent readers will not now require to be informed that 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, and 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 neglect the more unpardonable, because a National Vaccine Establishment is now supported in London, at the expence of £ 3000 a year, to extend the practice, and diffuse the cow-pock matter gratuitously.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department has addressed circular letters to the clergy of England, recommending their 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 Col-` lege) has likewise circulated addresses to the clergy, and to the governors of infirmaries 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 continent.

We cannot more properly close our present remarks, than by guarding the minds of credulous or inconsiderate parents against the influence of Prejudice; and by reminding them of the extreme dauger to which they subject their neighbours in disseminating the smali-pox, either with or without inoculation. It has been computed, 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 catch this terrible disease! Consequently, it is the bounden duty of ail who insist on inoculating themselves or their offspring, to keep very closely at home, in order to prevent spread. ing the contagion abroad, less they become responsible for the sickness and death they occasion to others. Dr. Willan has published a fact, which affords a most, awful illustration of this remark :— A child was inocula.ed for the small-pox, whose parents kept a shop in a court, containing about twenty houses; and, from this child, as people daily frequented the snop seventeen caught the infection in the natural way, of whom eight indivi duals died! Mr. Blair (in his Hints to Parliament') relates that a med ca

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