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as one common grave.
“ Finis coro. heard, that, when his pain permitted, nat opus."
he was almost always so engaged, or A conclusion is now inferred. Where in prayer, in the attitude of which disposure of the dead is dependant on she more than once saw him when he National motives, either of religion, thought himself alone. One day he custom, or manners of a people, much inquired if she had ever read "The contrariety of opinion will be ad. Age of Reason," and, on being anvanced with respect to improvements swered in the affirmative, desired to proposed. Prejudice may influence know her opinion of that book. She opinions and actions, however bene- replied, she was but a child when she ficial to society; and many indi. read it, and probably he would not viduals, unwilling to recede from the like to know what she thought of it. customs of their ancestors, will deny Upon which he said, if old enough to the efficacy of the one mode, though read, sho was capable of forming they have experienced disagreeable some opinion, and from her he ex. effects from the other.
pected a candid statement of what Јону ТоКЕ. . that opinion had been. She then
said, she thought it the most danTHOMAS PAINE.
gerous book she had ever seen; that
the more she read, the more she HE following account of the lat. wished to read, and the more she lately appeared in the Newspapers, that is good ; and that, from a consaid to be an extract of a leiter re
viction of its evil tendency, she bad ceived by Mr. William Dilwyo, of burnt it, without knowing to whom Walthamstow, Essex, from his daugh. it belonged. Paine replied to this, ter in America.
that he wished all who had read it We are not disposed (say the Edi- had been as wise as she; and added, tors of The Times) to give much cre “ If ever the Devil had an agent upon dit to it, but we publish it because it earth, I have been one." At another is curious, and may be true. If false, time, when she was in bis chamber, we do not see that it contains any and the master of her family was sitpernicious falsehood. The writer is ting by his bed-side, one of Paive's of the most unquestionable respecta former companions came in, but, seebility, and appears recently to have ing them with him, hastily went out, received the information stated in it drawing the door after bim with viofrom a person equally entitled to lence, and sayiog, " Mr. Paine, you credit. The latter had resided in a have lived like a man; I hope you family in the near neighbourhood of will die like one." Upon which Paine, the celebrated Thomas Paine, who turning to his principal visitor, said, resided at Greenwich, near New York,
“ You see what miserable conforters and during his last illness had contri- I have.” An unhappy female, who buted to his comfort by occasionally had accompanied him from France, preparing and sending him food and lamented her sad fate, observing, refreshments more adapted to his " For this man I have given up my situation than he usually enjoyed. family and friends, my property and These the informant chose to be the religion ; judge then of my distress, bearer of to his bed-side, although his when he tells me that the principles personal circumstances were so de- be bas taught me will not bear me plorable, that tbe air of his chamber out!" could scarcely be endured. Io performing this humane office, she had Mr. URBAN, Margute, Aug. 25. the opportunities of conversation with hiin, which authorize the wria
'HE method of separating Fresh ter's belief, that he exhibited another proof of Dr. Young's assertion, ibat lion has, I believe, been considered as
a modern discovery; but tbe follow“Men may live fools, but fools they ing extract from Knolles will prove cannot die."
this art to have been known and prace The letter proceeds to say, that she tised by the Spaniards at the siege of found him frequently writing, and Zerbi, off the coast of Africa, in 1560, believed, from what she saw and when they were surprized, and after
three months taken, in that castle, by fragment is situated on an eminence, the Turks, under Dragut the pirate :
about a mile South of its hamlet of “ lo this manner the siege continued Shears by, and about half a mile distant
to the West of the turnpike-road leading three months, with many a hot and de
from Welford to Leicester, somewhat sperate skirmish, during which time now
more than ten miles, distant from the thing more troubled the defendants than thirst in that but, and dry climate,
latter. On my last visit to the place, in and intemperate time of the year; for 1805, I found that the materials of this in the Castle there was but one great nishing, some part of them being an
venerable fabrick were rapidly dimicistern, which, though it yielded some good store of water, yet was it not
nually carried away to mend the roads
with; so that not more than balf of the enough to suffice so great a multitude, but was by measure still sparingly given beigbt of the tower
as delineated in the out to the soldiers, so far as it would Plate is standing ; the chief part of serve; no man having more allowed him the arched door-way there given bethan would suffice to keep him alive;
ing blocked up by the falling of the the quantity whereof some augmented ruins, heaps of which are v sible, though by distilling the sea-water, and mingling partly swerded over, on the site of the
old church. What remain of the tower it witb their allowance, and so well eased their thirst ; - until such time as
appears to have been built with a good
kind of facing stone ; the inner part of having spent all their wood, they wanted that poor belp also."-KNOLLEX's Hist.
the wall chiefly consisting of pebbles Turks, p. 531. fol. edit. Lond. 1687.
and rough stones, inermixed with a ROBERT EDWARD HUNTER, M. D.
kind of mortar, composed of a small part of lime and a very coarse sand or
fine gravel: this composition, or cement, Mr. URBAN, Mid. Temple, Oct.3. QUR Renders in general, 1 m
appears of a very durable nature, as I
sai a piece or iwo of about a yard persuaded, will be gratified by square, which had fallen from the ruins the ample and satisfactory Meinoir, in a mass exceedingly compact and firin. in p. 274, of that truly-empment Pre At the East end, the site of the chancel, late Bp Waison ; aud as the Rectory an alder-tree (under which the marriage of Knaploft, which he held for inauy solemnities have occasionally been peryears, is somewhat remarkable, as formed) was growing till the winter of contaioing a ruined Church, and a 1804, when it was blown down; and dilapidated Manor-house, I trust you
there is still a yew-tree to the South, will think the accompanying. View
within the limits of the old church-yard.” will be no unsuitable companion to
“ The Rector receives no more from the Memoir. Il is copied from a
Knaptost than a modus of 101. and the valuable Work already become very
church'yard, wbich lets for 31. The tax
for modus and church - yard, 11. 8s. scarce; and I shall add, from the Clear, from 1370 acres, 117. 128. yearly. same source, a brief account both of By the mallness of the modus, it seems the Church and Manor-house ; pre. not improbable that the inclosure and niising that the Rectory is by no omission of duty at Knaptoft Church means a Sinecure, as the Parish con bappened about the year 1653, when the prises within its boundaries two con doctrines of, and revennes for, the Estasiderable villages, Mowsley aod Shears blished (burch were deemed unnecesby, in each of which there is a regise sary.
There is no Register kept at Jar Chapel for Divine service.
Knaptolt; the requisite parohial entries of Knaptoft Church, originally a
being regularly made at Knaptoft. spacious building, it may now be al
" Mr. Burton says, “There lyeth a most literally said,
monument of one Jubn Turpiu; where
on are graven the arm. of Turpin, Gules, - Eliam periêre ruinæ,
on a hend Argent three lions' heads 66 The inhabitants of Knaptoft," says erased Sable; and this inscriprion: the Historian of Leicestershire, bought •Hic jacet Johannes Turpin, filius a new bell in 1625; which was after. Nicholai Turpin de Whitchester, in com. wards transterred to Shearsby Chapel. Nortiunibrie, qui ubrt 1493. Et ElizaThe Churcb was standing in 1690; but betha uxor ejus, filia Thumæ Kinnesman, was probably dilapidated during the ra: arm. beres Painell, heres Roberti Gobion, vages of the Civil War. In 1792, there m litis, temp. Hem. VII.' remained only the North corner of the Among the ruins of the Church steeple, as shewn in the Plate, and some there still remain a few modern memo. part of the foundations. This curious rials of the dead." Gent. Max. October, 1816.
“ In the old Hall-house, which had a and from this they were pot permitted circular tower, or bastion, of brick and to wander either to the right hand or stone, embattled, and was probably the left ; for in the whole course of built by John Turpin in the reign of this retreat, They were so continually King Henry. VII, and enlarged, or at engaged with their enemies, the arleast embellished, by Sir William Tur
mies avd inhabitants of the Nation pin, in the reign of either Elizabeth or James ; I had the satisfaction, in July ded, that a very small part of them
which they had most unjustly iuva1792, of observing some vestiges of ins escaped with their lives. Now seve: antient consequence. The whole man
ral circumstances in the account of sion was then in a perishing state; and on a re-visit, in August 1805, the only this expedition agrée so particularly remnant was a very small part of the
with what Ezekiel prophesied two embattled bastion, about two or three
thousand five hundred years ago, of yards high, at the corner of the North certain enemies of the Church of God view; and no other vestige of the old under the name of “Gog the Land of mansion remains, except the single win. Magog," and which prophecy the dow of the principal room. But the Apostle St. John shews in the Book View which accompanies this description of the Revelation not to have come will be a memorial of it when perbaps to pass in his time, but to be still fuits site will scarcely be known. The ture, and not likely to be fulfilled till present Tenant, who for several years
near the end of the world, as it is one inhabited the lower part of the house,
of the last visions of that wonderful shewn in the View, has very lately built a comfortable modern dwelling on the
Book ; that it becomes a question site of the old mansion-house."
deserving the most earuest attention
of every good Christian to learn, Yours, &c.
whether this very extraordinary event
may not be the accomplishment of Gog and Magog,
this most antient prophecy. Ezekiel xxxvii. xxxix.
And I have already made some preTHE THE Retreat of the French Armies paration for this inquiry by having
from Moscow, with all the dread- attempted to inake, it appear, that ful consequences attending it, is not the thousand years of Satan's con, only one of the most extraordinary finement in the Bottomless Pit have occurrences of the late destructive come to their end; for St. Joho exwarfare, but it is an event which only pressly tells us, that Satan should once before had its parallel in the “not go out to deceive the Nations annals of the world.' Never, I am and gather them to battle' uoder persuaded, was an Army of such real Gog and Magog, until these thousand power and strength before collected years are expired. And if this ob. together, and only one ever was so jectiou is satisfactorily removed, I completely destroyed. It was com know of no other in opposition to posed of soldiers from every Nation what I have to offer on the subject of professing Christianity, except Eng. this Prophecy, land and Sweden; and it, was most In considering the question as to amply furnished with every neces “the Beast, the Antichrist, and the sary ihat could be required to give Man of Sin,” all apparently descripsuccess to it. But, contrary to all tions of the same Character under difthe appearances in its favour, this ferent views, there seemed reasov to vast Armanent failed in its object, conclude, that no particular Person, After having marched more than two but some Country or Nation, was illhundred miles into the Country iti tended. And this conjecture is much vaded by it, fought several battles strengthened by finding the saine Perwith success, and having even taken sonage under another pame here, the chief city (an event which had called “Gog, the Land of Magog,” never before disappoioted their Im where no doubt can arise as to a Naperial Commander as to the getting tion being meant. Gog, in this proevery other Nation into his power), phecy, is represented as a “ chief it found itself obliged to returo, and Prince of Mesech and Tubal," who by the way which, from the earliest are mentioned, in the book of Getimes, bas been considered the most nesis, as two sons of Japhet, by whose disgraceful to Conquerors.--the very posterity Europe was peopled. The way by which they had adyapced; great agent then in these troubles