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every object which we see becomes a ters the pride of human nature ; it leads monument, attesting the existence of men to a false estimate of their own an Original Cause; to whose benevo character ; and thus throws such impelence every object bears witness; and of diments in their way, that they are little whose beauty, harmony, and grandeur, likely to embrace the humbling but the whole Universe, in detail as in com consolatory doctrines of the Gospel.” bination, is a temple, through which we are led, step by step, to the sanctuary
61. Christianity liberal according to the of the ETERNAL.”
Fenuine and full Import of the Term :
a Sermon, preached at the Visitation 60. A Defence of the Doctrines of the of the Rev. the Archdeacon of Wilts,
T'rinity and the Atonement, as main holden at Mariborough July 23, 1816. tained by the Church of England: in By Walter Bircii, B. D. Vicar of Stanan Address to the Inhabitants of St. ton St. Bernard's, and Fellow of MagAlban's, and its Vicinity : occasioned dalen College, Oxford. Published at by a Pamphlet, entitled A Letter to the request of the Clergy present, Trinitariun Christians, by W. Marshall, THERE is such a regular train of Minister of the Unitarian Chapel, St. Alban's, Herts. By the Rev. Thomas
reasoning carried through this DisWhite, M. A. Minister of Welbeck course, and one part so much depends Chapel, St. Mary-le-bone. 12mó. pp.40.
on another, that it would in some deRivingtons.
gree be doing the Author an injustice
to select any single passages from it NOT having been so lucky as to
as specimens of the whole. Let it meet with the good woman who;
suffice therefore to say, that a vein when applying to Mr. White for relief, “ offered Mr. Marshall's Address eloquence pervades it. The design
of no conimon, yet of an unaffected, him aod told bim that it was the last of
of it is to shew, that “the Christian twelve which she had purchased at
character is essentially and einphaSt. Alban's, and sold about the coun
For this purpose try;", we shall uot further epter into
we are presented with the supposed
“ case of a philosophic Heathen, a the arguments here used agaiost the
man of liberal and lofty sentiments, * Address," than to state, that Mr. indulging a train of reflection cona White disclaims all personal animo genial to such a mind, and gradually sity, and all uncharitable rancour.
led on to the study of the Christian “It is my earnest desire that I may system by the contemplation of some not offend in this respect; and that, if
of the great truths of the religion of my reasoning should not appear satis
Nature." factory, my spirit and temper may, at least, be such as to reflect no discredit
One would, perhaps, have expected on the doctrines which I think it my
that the necessity of an atonement
should have entered into the conteuse duty to advocate.—May the same disa position prevail in all who turn their at- plation of this enlightened Heathen; tention to this subject !"
as he must have seen it evinced by In briefly answering the inquiry countries, to seek for a reconciliation
the propensity of an, in all ages and why the Unitarian opinions ["fuilh,
with a higher power through the says Mr.White,“ I cannot call the:n,"]
means of sacrifices. Yet we are in excite so much horror ? he adds,
clined to give the Preacher credit for -- i will not pretend to say that they having omitted the cousideration of are worse than avowed Atbeism, or the
this point, not so much from overá most profligate vice; but I will assert sight, as from an opinion that it that they are scarcely less dangerous.
would not have conduced to his maili Such is the manifest absurdity of Athesuch the abhorrence universally vince those who entertain a prejudice
object, which probably was to conexcited by gross profligacy; that men are not likely to be encouraged in them agaiust Christianity as it lended to by the countenance of any respectable
confine and darrow the minds of its characters: but Unitarianism veils itself professors, but who, no longer sees under the name and profession of Chris. ing the sacrifices that were so gene: tianity, whilst it robs that religion of its rally practised in the lieathen world, vital principles. It makes great preten do not perceive the need of the one sions to reason and philosophy; it Nat- only effectual offering. GEN.. MAG. November, 1816.
In the potes, we meet, amongst That long, low shop, where still the many other references to writers of
[years : the highest authority, witb several Some doors below, they kept for forty passages from Plato, which the Scho. And there, with various fortunes, smooth lar and the Divine can scarcely fail to
and rough, read with renewed pleasure and satis- They sold tobacco, coffee, tea, and snuff, faction.
There label'd drawers display their spicy
[ing low 62. Sacred Sketches from Seripture His. Clove, mace, and nutmeg; from the ceiltory; containing Belshazzar's Impious Dangle leng twelves and eights, and slenFeast Jephtha-The Translation of
(brush; Elijah-T'he Widou of Sarepta --The Mix'd with the varied forms of genus Annunciation — The Nativity - The Cask, firkin, bag, and barrel, crowd the Crucifixion-The Ascension- and other
[door. Poems. 8vo. Law and Whittaker.
And piles of country cheeses guard the THIS is the first Publication of an The frugal dames came in from far and ingenious and worthy Lady, the Au, To buy their ounces and their quarterns
(here. thoress of the Poem on “ Moscow" Hard was the toil, the profits slow to (see p. 54); and it is higbly creditable
(mount: to her, evincing at the same time a
And yet the mole-bill was at last a thorough knowledge of the subjects Those petty gains were boarded day by selected, and a good taste in describ day,
[they); ing them.
With little cost (nor chick nor child bad
Till, long proceeding on the saving plan, 63. Essays in Rhyme, on Morals and He found himself a warm, fore-handed 1
Manners. By Jane Taylor, Author of
Both he and she, they form'd the bold We have been so well pleased with design
(the quick) several of the former publications of Although it touch'd their prudence to this Lady, that we opened the present To turn their savings into stone and
brick. Essays" with some degrec of in
[spuff, terest: get, though we admire the There must have been consumid to.
How many a cup of tea and pinch of good sense and serious sensations
make enough! of Miss Taylor, we prefer her works
At length, with paint and paper, bright of imagination to any “Rhymes”
[away. on religious subjects, particularly The box was finish'd, and they went when treated in a somewhat too fa. But when their faces were no longer seen miliar style. Miss Taylor, bas evi- Amongst the canisters of black and green, dently read Mr. Crabbe's peculiarly Those well-known faces, all the country excellent Poems; but has not quite
[ground attained the exquisite simplicity by 'Twas said, that had they leveld to the which they are distinguished.
The two old walnut-trees before the door, We do not mean to blame this well. The customers would not have miss'd intentioned lady for being too serious;
them more. but we think her pleasantry better Now, like a pair of parrots in a cage, than her preaching, and that she can
They live, and civic honours crown be pleasant, the following description Thrice, since the Whitsuntide they set
[tled there, will amply testify:
Seven years ago, has he been chosen "In yonder red-brick mansion, tight and Mayor:
[the same; square,
[the Mayor. And now you'd scarcely know they were Just at the town's commencement, lives Conscious be struts, of power, and wealth, Some yards of shining gravel, fenc'd with and fame, box,
[knocks : Proud in official dignity, the dame Lead io the painted portal - where one And extra stateliness of dress and mien, There, in the left-hand parlour, all in During the Mayoralty, is plainly seen, state,
With nicer care bestow'd to puff and pin Sit be and she, on either side the grate. The august lappet that contains ber But though their goods and chattels,
chin." sound and new, Bespeak the owners very well to do, (tray This is extracted from 'a Poem His Worship's wig and morning suit be- called “Prejudice;" but we forbear Slight indications of an humbler day. to copy the picture of the Mayoress's
their age :
mind, as it is more cruel than we Recall'd by Affection to Erin's green shore, should bave expected from the beve. Perbaps to re-visit our valley no more! volent heart of Miss Taylor.
As a meteor of light speeds its way
through the sky, [to die; 64. Winter Evening Recreations at M. And, though brightest of stars, only rises 12mo, pp. 135. Hatchard.
So, leaving our firmament dark as before,
Thou fly'st, with thy ray to delight us no “THE inhabitants of the Village of more! M-, who resembled one large family, Wben with patriot ardour thy bosom were accustonied, during the winter
beats high, [den thine eye, months, to meet once a week at each
As the sight of thy Country shall gladother's houses, after the different en
Stil a smile, still a sigh, yet bestow on gagements of the day were concluded.
[it' more! As young persons of both sexes composed Though years may elapse ere thou visit part of the society, it was proposed that each should exer his talents for the im. E'en then, though thy footsteps each
scene may retrace, provement and amusement of the rest. Many pieces, both in prose and verse,
Some friend may be fled, whom thou
canst not replace; [age o'er, were by this means produced; some of which obtained a wider circulation than And, the warfare of life's weary pilgrimat first was intended, From these a
Sweetly rest in a land knowing sorrow selection has been made, which is now presented to the publick, with the ini- Or if, first departing at Death's welcome tials of the Authors annexed.”
[speedily fall, The principal feature of this Vo Thy spirit shall fit where thou wan
Like a fair fading flower, thou shouldst Jume is a well-written and inter
d'redst before, esting Tale in prose, rf 97 pages, Though the friends thou hast lov'd can intended to display the superior me behold thee no more! E." rits of Methodism, but a little over
Commendable as are the sentiments shooting the mark. The Spiritual in the concluding Poem (a comment Guide iakes a rich heiress and her
un a text in the Revelations), we canlarge fori une inio bis owu family, not approve of the familiarity with breaking off asi intended marriage, which vur blessed Saviour is made and the Hero and Heroine of the
one of the Interlocutors. Tale, after being converted, are both, with a sort of stage-effect, killed off; 65. Nautic Hours; 8vo. pp.78. Stockdale. as is also their worihy Teacher. This Tale is followed by several elegant
THIS Work, which the Author
modestly styles specimens of Poetry, all on serious
a iting of shreds
and patches," is the production of no subjecis; some of them(like the Work we have. last noticed) rather too ordinary mind. It contains eighteen
elegant little Poems; several of them much sco. We make one pleasing extract :
tributary to the memories of the illus
trious dead; among whom are Co“To ; on leaving M
lumbus, Blake, Benbow, Falconer, “Adieu then co M-, adieu to each Riou*, and Nelson. friend :
[bend; Of the two latter, our Readers shall -- Eliza far Westward her, footsteps must have an opportunity of judging.
* " Captain Ribu, termed the 'gallant and good by Lord Nelson, is considered by those who knew his worth, as one of the greatest lusses the Navy of England sustained during the late wars. In the earlier period of his service, he shewed the undaunited firmness of his character. In 1789, when Lieutenant and Commander of the Guardiai; store-ship, he had the misfortune to strike upon an island of ice, and received so much damage, that scarcely a chance remained of the possibility of carrying ber into port In țhis situation, he encouraged those who wished it to leave the vessel, but deemed it unworthy in himself to quit his post; and he was so happy, after incessant exertions for ten weeks, as to suocred in carrying her into port. The noise and the splendour of battle, and the bopes and the hunours of victory, may infuse, even into common minds, the courage and the sentiments of a thero; but be, whom an inherent sense of duty leads to meet and brave death, in its lingering and undazzling form, unaided by the triumph which accompanies, and unassured of the fame which rewards it, has a mind of no common order."
“ON THE TOMB OF NELSON. teresting, and forms one of the richest “Away! nor one vain sorrow breathe subjects for sanciful and feeling poetry
Nor shed unwonted tribute here that can possibly be imagined. One of Nur twine around the cypress wreath
the ballads of Goëthe, called The FishAs though 'twere common dust beneath, erman,' is very similar in its incidents As though it ask'd the common tear:
to it: Madame de Stael, in her elegant Hence! this is Valour's, Virtue's dust! work on Gerinany, thus describes it :
Immortal Nelson's ballow'd grave! A poor man, on a summer evening, Hence! this is Glory's sacred trust!
seats himself on the bank of a river, and And Glory's meed tbese asbes crave!
as he throws in his line, contemplates Go! nerve thy heart to seek such doom,
the clear and liquid tide wbieh gently With patriot fervour beating high
flows and bathes his naked feet. The Then heap upon, around, this tomb,
nymph of the stream invites bim to The laurel,whose eternal bloom
plunge himself into it; she describes to Is Valour's wreath and canopy :
him the delightful freshness of the water This meed to win-that zeal to give
during the heat of summer, the plea'Twas his — 'twas Nelson's godlike
sure whicb the sun takes in cooling itself pride
at night in the sea, the caļmness of the For these--He lived as Heroes live!
moon when its rays repose and sleep on For these-as Heroes die-He died?"
the bosom of the stream : at length the
fisherman, attracted, seduced, drawn on, “QN THE Death of Captain Riou, Įho fell in the Battle of Copenhagen. disappears.'
advances near the nympb, and for ever “And shall we not that warrior's fate
With an evident imitation of the lament,
[gracd? Whose parting hour a victor's laurei varied measures of Lord Byron, this Nor shed due tribute o'er that monu
pretty little story is told in elegant mentt, (doom, are traced ?
language; and the versification, with Where. Valour's deeds, and Valour's
the exception of a few awkward (Yes! when a Hero falls-a Riou bleeds, rhymes, is harmonious. dicol Untimely bleeds — ere Glory's course
Lord Hubert, relorning late in the ( * is run [speak his deeds- evening to a young Bride, 'accomThough Triumph crown---though Nelson panied by his little page, enjoys the Our tears must mourn a battļe dearly calmness of an Autumnal evening. won !
“ They kept their course by the water's Gallant and good! thy worth had nobly
And listen'd at times to the creeking 12. "Reft of the charm to victory allied!
Or started from some rich fanciful dream, Where all thy greatness might have At the sullen plunge of the fish in the .ab' beam'd unknown,
stream; * And thy undaunted heart blaz’d forth Then would they watch the circle bright, in Land died !
(The circle, silver'd by the moonlight,) Thine was the soul in every scene the
Go widening, and shining, and trembling on,
[gone. Firmly majestic--yet serenely brave!
Till'a wave leap'd up, and the ring was And longer life had blended thee with
Or the otter would cross before their fame
(nook lies; Nor left another wreath to deck thy And hide in the bank where the deep
Or the owl would call out through the
silent air, 66. The Naiad, aTale; with other Poems.
With a mournful, and shrill, and tremu8vo, pp. 63. Taylor and Hessey.
Or the hare froin its form would start “THE Naiad,” we are told, “iş up and pass by; [and there. founded on a beautiful Scotch ballad,
And the watch-dog bay them here which was procured from a young The leaves might be rustled--the waves girl of Galloway, who delighted in
he curl'da preserving the romantic songs of her But no human foot appear'd out in the Couotry.”
world.” “Nothing can be finer than the fancy "Up rose the scent of the gentle flowers, and pathos of the original; from the As freshly as though they deck'd ladies' necessity, however, of changing the
[fair, scene, little, if any, of the injagery In sooth, we may grieve that odours só of the old Ballad could be retained. Are lavislı'd so sweetly, when no one is The story is in itself powerfully-in
The wild rose dwelt on the water's side, In St. Paul's Cathedral. The lily sbone out on the shivering tide;
the eye ;
Ah! who would go dreaming away the “ He bad witnessed, with a grief night,
(so light?" , which he is sure he participates in comWhen its bue is so fair, and its airs are mon with bis countrymen ât large, the
Like the Fisherman of Goëthe, Lord present system of travelling or emiHubert is seduced by' a bewitching grating to various parts of the ContiSpirit in the lovely form of a Naiad.
nent, and particularly to Paris ; and be
felt that every individual ought to add “ It rises from the bank of the brook,
his effort, feeble as it may be, to coun. And it comes along with an angel louk;
teract so injurious a practice. - With Its vest-is like snow, and its hand is as
regard to the political effects of the sysfair,
tem at the present serious juncture, no Its brow seems a mingling of sunbeam language can possibly be too strong. Aud its eyes so meek, which the glad
At a moment when labour is so scarce, tear laves,
[waves; that charitable institutions are actually Are like stars bebeld soften'd in summer
engaged in discovering new modes of The lily hath left a light on its feet,
employing thousands of persons, who And the smile on its lip is passingly
are both able and willing to work, but sweet ;
who cannot procure occupation, it is no It moves serene, but it treads not the trifting offence to subtract from the deIs it a lady of mortal birth ?
mand for national industry, by residing Down o'er her shoulders her yellow hair
in Countries where none but foreign flows, And her neck through its tresses divinely of course, required. [glows; provisions and foreign manufaetures are,
It is surely not Çalm in her hand a mirror she brings, And she sleeks her loose locks, and gazes,
just or patriotic to pamper foreign arti
zans and labourers at the expence of our and sings."
own. The periodical prints inform us Lord Hubert, forgetting his Bride, that there are not less than 60,000 ablistened to tbe Enchantress, and was sentees, and reckoning that each of irrecoverably lost.
these, taking the average, derives from “ She stept into the silver wave,
home an income of 2001. per annum, And sank, like the morning mist, from
the loss to the Nation will be more than [sigh,
thirty thousand pounds sterling per day, Lord Hubert paus'd with a misgiving
or twelve millions a year! And look'd on the water as on his
“ The enormous sums which have grave.
been expended in mere travelling, But a soften'd voice came sweet from
or, in other words, in enriching, inn
from the Such sound doth a young lover hear in keepers and postilions, his dream;
[derly hollow : three-guinea fare to the most splendid It was lovely, and mellow'd, and ten- equipage, would have formed no mean Step on the wave, where sleeps the item in assisting the labouring and mamoon-beam, [cate gleam;
nufacturing poor, many of whom are Thou wilt sink secure through its deli
suffering all the calamities of war in the Follow, Lord Hubert, follow!'
midst of plenty and of peace. Even if He started - pass’d on with a graceful
expended on luxuries, these immense mirth,
sums would have greatly assisted the And vanish'd at once from the placid
numerous tradesmen who are ruined by -The waters prattled sweetly, wildly,
the absence of their late customers, Still the moonlight kiss'd them mildly;
without a possibility, as things now All sounds were mute, save the screech
stand, of obtaining new ones. of the owl,
closely compacted a society as that of And the otter's plunge, and the watch
England, every link which is taken But from that cold moon's setting, never
away weakens and disjoins the rest. Was seen Lord Hubert-be vanish'd for “Nothing is intended to apply to those
who really travel on business, and who And ne'er from the breaking of that
are therefore benefiting their Country Was seen the light form that had pass'd
as well as themselves.
Yet even to
these it might not be inappropriate to away.” Five small Poems, not devoid of suggest the necessity of guarding against merit, accompany “The Naiad.” that moral contagion which they are
destined to encounter ; nor is it too
precise to remind them specifically, of 67. Emigration ; or, England and Paris;
the religious veneration due to the Suna Poem. Dvo, pp. 52. Baldwin & Co.
day, and to that Sacred Volume which WE readily give credit to the Au. is the best, and only effectual antidote thor of this poem, as to the “patri- to the poisonous atmosphere in which otie motives in which it originated. they are likely to be placed."