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THE AVERAGE PRICES of NAVIGABLE CANAL SHARES and other PROPERTY, in Feb. 1818 (to the 23d), at the Office of Mr. ScoTT, 28, New Bridge-street, London.—— Coventry Canal, 950/- Div. 441. per annum. —Stafford and Worcester Canal, 620%. ex Half Year Div. 184-Oxford, 6157. Div. and Bonus 31l. per annum.-Leicester, 2507. Div. 121. per annum.-Monmouthshire, 1277.-Grand Junction, 2217.-Ellesmere, 631. -Kennet and Avon, 241.-Thames and Medway,291. 8s. to 31. 10s-Commercial Dock, 791.-West India Dock, 2021. ex Div. 51. Half Year.-London Dock, 817. 10s. to 824. Div. 17. 10s. Half Year.-County Fire Office, 247. 10s.-Hope, Sl. 13s.-Rock, 47. 10s., 4/. 12s.-East London Water Works. 104l. Div. 31. per annum.-West Middlesex, 47-Grand Junction Ditto, 57-Portsmouth and Farlington, 84-Surrey Ditto, 10. 10s.-Drury-Lane Renters' Shares, 165.-Gas Light 677. to 731.
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MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.--Corrections, &c. 194 The Declaration against Transubstantiation 195 Right of Presentation to the New Churches 196 Churches in honour of National Victories 197 Hungerford Family?-Bp. Trelawny, &c. 199 Coins by Wyon.-Non-residence of Clergy 199 The distressed Case of Thomas Redmile... 200 New Inn at Sherborne in Dorsetshire....... 201 COMPENDIUM OF COUNTY HIST.: Cambridge ib. The late Insurrection in Derbyshire...206-208 Dr. May's Collection of Reformation Tracts 209 Account of Portrait of Dr. Martin Luther 210 Case of Capt. Parr, Commander of Chaser' 211 Proposed Amendment of Copyright Act...214 On Disorders from Indigestion.-Insanity 216 Comparative View of Gibbon and Lardner 217 THE DETECTED, a Periodical Paper, No. 11. 220 Charade by Porson; another by a Lady...221 Punning.-Followers of Joanna Southcott 222 Particulars of Origin of Hackney Coaches 223 Family of Spenser, and of Goldsmith ?.... 224 Remarks on the Signs of Inns, &c.......... 225 Greek and Latin derived from the Celtic... 229 Gaelic, or Celtic, Professorship proposed 232 Foundling-Hospital-Epitaph on Oldham ib.
Exeter 2, Glouc. 2
Hereford, Hull 3
Review of New Publications.
Historical Chronicle. Proceedings in present Session of Parliament 260 Abstract of principal Foreign Occurrences..263 Intelligence from various Parts of the King
dom, 267.-London and its Vicinity.....269 Promotions, &c.271.-- Births, and Marriages 272 OBITUARY; containing original notices of S. Cotes, Sir R. Croft, G. Cuit, J. Gifford, P. North, Earl of Upper Ossory, E. Rushworth, J. Serra, R. Shuttleworth, &c. 273 Meteorological Diary, 286; Bill of Mortality 287 Prices of the Markets,287.-The Stocks, &c. 288 With an Etching of the NEW INN at SHERBORNE in DORSETSHIRE ; and a Lithographic Portrait of MARTIN LUTHER.
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"Nothing can be clearer than Lowth's interpretation of this difficult verse. A celebrated German Critic makes this observation upon it: Cujus rei, nempe Ellipsis, illustre exemplum esse potest locus ille gravissimus vexatissimusque Psalm. 110. 3. à nemine, quod scimus, præter reverend. Lowthium, rectè feliciterque tractatus.' Vid. Schnurreri
Observ. p. 169."
"A critical Translation of the Psalms," W. W. adds, "after the manner of Lowth's Isaiah, Blayney's Jeremiah, and Newcome's Minor Prophets and Ezekiel, is a desideratum in Hebrew Literature. Perhaps a new and improved edition of Green's Translation might answer the purpose. I hope ere long some Hebrew Scholar will undertake this necessary Work."
BIOGRAPHICUS observes that our Correspondent ST. IVES may find some further particulars of Richard Laurence in Lord Mountmorres's History of the Irish Parliament, vol. II. Appendix, p. 221. "Mr. Laurence appears to have had the management of the Duke of Ormond's estates, and Lord M. gives extracts from his papers. established a small manufactory at Carrick, on the Duke's estate, for ratteens anade of wool. Richard Laurence is, also mentioned in the Ormond pedigree; see Archdall's edition of Lodge's Peerage, vol. IV. p. 2, note."
Mr. THOMAS SIMPSON says, 66 Perhaps it may not be generally known that there is now in the possession of a gentleman, who purchased it of Mrs. Barber, the wife of Francis Barber, Dr. Johnson's faithful servant, the Original Miniature, painted about the year 1736, of the late Dr. Samuel Johnson, when he was in his twenty-eighth year. It is in good preservation, is the only one ever painted at so early a period of his life, and was given by the Doctor himself to Mrs. Barber (who died at Lichfield about
two years since) a short time before his death, with an injunction that she should never make it known; which request was strictly complied with, until her poverty obliged her to dispose of it to its present possessor."
S. A. asks, 1. Whether Casaubon's Annotations on Persius, which in 1695 were annexed to Henninius's Juvenal, are now to be met with in a separate form?"-2. "Whether R. S. Vidal, esq. has yet published his Translation of Mosheim's Notes on Cudworth, which he partially announced in the preface to his version of the Commentaries on the Affairs of the Christians'?"-3. "Whether any Translation, either English or French, has yet appeared of Meusel's 'Leitfaden zur Geschichte der Gelehrsamkeit,' or Guide to the History of Literature, which was published at Leipsie in 1799, and reviewed in the Mon. Rev. vols. 32, 33, 34, and 36."-We thank this Correspondent for the sight of his learned Tract it is very much too long for inser tion, and shall be returned to his order.
A DEACON, having been called upon to solemnize the marriage between a couple whose banns had been published full two years before, at first hesitated, under the supposition, that in such a case there might be some restriction; but, finding none, either in the Canons or Rubrick, complied with the request. -He asks, "Does no length of time, or circumstance, such as the parties having in the interim resided out of the parish, nullify banns once published?"
CLERICUS Submits the following query: "When a man has been absent from his wife for seven years, and never heard of during that time, or per contrà: is a Surrogate justified in granting the remaining party a licence to intermarry with any other person upon the authority of the statute 1 Jac. c. 11.?
X. X. X. requests an account of the foundation, various changes, and present endowments, of St. John's Chapel, Deritend, near Birmingham.
S. H. C. asks for particulars of Richard Hull, esq. who built the tower on Leith Hill in Surrey, in the year 1766? Where did he reside, the date of his death, whether he left issue, &c.? It appears from the inscription on the tower at Leith Hill that he sat in Parliament: query for what borough?
P. 229 1. 16. After "originated" in the first paragraph, omit "from."
A WESLEYAN must excuse our declining any further answer to W. B. S.
Messrs. HAWKINS; WEEKES; T. D.; T.; H. I.; M. P.; CHRISTIANUS; in our next.
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For MARCH, 1818.
March 2. HE intimate connection which THE the Declaration against Transubstantiation has with the history of this Country, and with the maintenance of its Protestant interests, does not appear to be sufficiently known, if we may judge by a motion that was made in the House of Commons, in the last Session of Parliament. You will not, therefore, I am sure, require further apology for recommending to you for insertion in your valuable Magazine the following extract from a recent publication.
Declaration against Transubstantiation. Q. Why was the Declaration against Transubstantiation required by the Statute of 30 Charles II.?
A. For the purpose of excluding Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament; and because former Statutes had been found insufficient for that purpose.
Q. How does that appear?
A. By the event. Papists were exeluded from Parliament by the oath of supremacy required by 5 Eliz. Yet dur. ing the reign of Charles II. there were instances of Papists, who "took the liberty to sit and vote in Parliament *," till they were finally excluded by the
stricter test of the Declaration.
Q. Is it any hardship on Protestants to make the Declaration against Transubstantiation and the Invocation of Saints?
A. No: Because, if they are really Protestants, they are so on this very principle, that the worship of the Church of Rome is unscriptural, superstitious,
Q. Is it any objection to the Declaration, that many Protestants, who are called upon to make it, do not know enough of the subject to be satisfied of the truth of the Declaration?
* Statute 30 Charles II.
A. No: Because no one can be a Protestant on principle, who is not satisfied of the truth of the Declaration; and if he is a Protestant on principle, there can be no hardship in making a Decla ration, which he knows to be true, and, as an avowed Protestant, he professes to believe.
Q. Is it any objection to the Declaration, that many Protestants, who are called upon to make it, do not consider the worship of the Church of Rome to be idolatrous, and may therefore think the Declaration an unfounded calumny?
A. If they think the Declaration an unfounded calumny, and hold the worship of the Church of Rome not to be idolatrous, they are not Protestants, whatever they may profess to be; and the objection does not apply to them.
Q. Can we, then, consider the Declaration as unnecessary in respect of the Papists, or hard on the Protestants?
A. It is neither unnecessary as to the Papists, because the experience of the past shews that former Laws were insufficient without it; nor can it be any hardship on the Protestants, because, if they are Protestants on principle, they know it to be true, and, as avowed Protestants, profess to believe it; and which if they do not believe, they belie their Protestant profession.
The point is, that of Patronage and Presentation to the Livings to be annexed to the New Churches. As there is no waste which has not an owner, and which does not (except in cases of antient Royalties) belong to some parish; it will be necessary, in maturing the terms of your Society, and the clauses of the Bill, to provide for the consent and against the non-consent of the Clergy of Parishes whose district and dues will be considerably diminished, and also for the patronage of the new Livings, many of which are, and will remain, as well in Lay as in Ecclesiastical hands. It can never be in the contemplation of the Members of this Society, or the framers of the Bill, to abridge the present Incumbents of any rights to which they have been duly inducted, and are in possession; or that they should be expected to surrender them without a just compensation in value, in proportion to their age, This is peculiarly the case of those Clergy who hold extensive parishes on which it is designed to erect New Churches. It will be likewise necessary to provide for the claims of all Lay and Ecclesiastical patronage: some are vested in the hands of Colleges of the Universities, and some in those of Public Corporations, of the Crown, of the Primate, the Diocesan, or of Lay owners. It is probable that in many of these cases their claims will extend over the whole district, so as to preclude any other church or chapel without their consent, inasmuch as that would tend to injure their claim; and that separate Acts of Parliament will be found necessary, to meet objections, and to establish just alternatives and compensations; which, if not agreed upon, will be necessarily referred to a Jury, as in cases of public improvements in highways, canals, &c. But these are of minor concern to that of actual Presentation to the new Liv ings, with title to all the incidental emoluments.
If land is to be purchased, the trustees must be authorized to purchase the freehold; and even then the presentation to the Living would probably not lie with them.
The Church or Chapel must be endowed by them, and the presentation of an Incumbent must be the act of the Trustees of the Society, or of the
whole body, as soon as it shall be ineorporated, and authorized by the Diocesan. This will throw into the hands of a power lodged somewhere, a right as extensive as any yet known in this Country; for, if these New Churches should be numerous, as we are led to expect, the patronage vested in them will be equal to that of the Crown, or of many Colleges, &c. combined; and if it be not so, the patronage must be greatly multiplied in the hands of the present holders. It will therefore be necessary for the parties interesting themselves to pause for a moment, and a moment only, until this point be well and safely adjusted that the subscriptions and the buildings be not raised before this difficulty be settled, and then the main object be stayed. In the fortunes that subsist on tithes, great care must be taken to preserve inviolate the just claims of Lay and Ecclesiastical Impropriators; for the New Churches are not coming upon lands unknown, but upon those which are mostly already titheable, which is by far the greatest part of the Island, notwithstanding all the recent provision of Inclosure Bills in that respect.
The term Free Church or Chapel means, that it is exempt from the jurisdiction of the Ordinary, save only that the Incumbents were instituted by the Bishop *. On this point likewise much attention is necessary, and the more so at present, when so much is advanced both in the Established Church and out of it, which requires the pruning hand of a correct (not a relaxed) Orthodoxy. If it is designed, in the more modern acceptation of the term, merely that the seats should be free, and not appropriated even in the chancel: it will relieve the place from much pride, much disputation, much future disappointment, and litigation of claims, that this term should be defined clearly. Former times were similar to the present in the want of Church accommodation; whence arose the erection in distant hamlets of Chapels of Ease; and a Capellane was endowed by the Lay Lord, with the joint consent of the Diocesan, the Patron, and the Incumbent; and these are still requisite, and, accord