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We admire the manly indignation Extend its ample sweep, and boldly woo with which the Poet apostrophizes the The flatterers of a Court, where shine
alike various classes of Emigrators; and the proper respect be shews to feniale The varied seasons and the varied hours, delicacy, and to the education of So pomp, and rout, and rivalry, be there.
-Yet tasteless though the change, and youth, in which he takes occasion to
dire its aim, pay a juri tribute to his Alma Mater, When each Bethesda, rising to a mart the University of Oxford.
For civic pleasures, saw eclipsed the pride On this subject we copy a pote Of wide domains, deserted and forgotillustrative of the observations of Mr. All was not lost. The eddying wealth Wainewright is our last, p. 343.
[land. os In addition to the idea of obtain. Still flow'd at home, nor grac'd a rival ing accomplishments, the plea of eco
-But ah! what counterpoise for yonder nomy is urged iu favour of a foreign heaps
[heir design'd education. In this point, many of our
Of hard-earn'd wealth, by spendthrift best establishments. and certainly our
To deck a foreign shore. What in return Univer-ities, are very defective; so that
Shall fawning Paris yield, but what, pusit is quire impossible for a parent of Makes poverty more poor?"
(sessid, mod--ráte fortune to bestow on a large One more extract must be given. family what is usually termed a finished Speakiog of past times, he says, education. Perhaps, in connexion with
" Yet tbere was one, one truly British the great recent improvements at Ox
heart; furd, this point may ultimately obtain
Blest be the memory of a name endear'd the requisite degree of attention ; and also another point connected with both By native principles, and native taste,
And Christian faitb, and home-bred the English Universities, namely, the
courtesy, necessity of providing more liberal means
And all tbat woos or wins a patriot soul! for specific education. It is obviously. He glow'd no meteor in the frighted sky, incongruous that nearly the same line of No niomentary Aash to shock the world study, with some trifling ceremoniál
With sudden blaze, and hurl destruetion differences, should qualify equally for a
round; degree in Arts, Physick, Law, and Di.
A softer radiance mark'd his daily fires, vinity Suill, bowever, economy is but And, like yon orb, with constant light a poor plea for subjecting one's son to the contamination of foreign manners
To scatter blessings, Storms might oft and example. Where the choice lies, His generous path, and veil the steady as in the case of parents of limited for
[clouds : bune it often must, between what is considered a second rate education at bome, Yet still we lov’d bis light, which ne'er
Tbat calmly shone behind opposing with a power of regulating the morals
diffus'd and instilling correct principles, and a
Its wishi’d-for ray unblessing or unblest. first-rate education abroad, where those
Father of Britain, hail! Scern Time has morals and principles are almost sure to
[wbeels be vitiated, -it nerds but one grain of Through son ethereal space the silent patriotism, or religion, or right feeling, of more than twice five lustra, since subto turn the scale in favour of the
Echo'd the shout that burst from British Describing the progress of luxu- To tell thy lov'd accessiwn. Then beneath rions dissipation,"after lamenting the Thy orient beams our reverend sires fure
told change of manners which led the
[in love wealthy to exchange their rural Thy proud meridian glories ; - Heaven abodes for a residence in the crowded Conceal'd the wise that clouds thy evenMetropolis, he adds,
[ing breast, Then would they clasp us to their glow* Thus madly rose And teach our infant iongues to lisp tby The Bath, or Watering-place, where Sum
(my King, mer's self,
And shout for George and England. Oh! "Parent of Freedom, coop'd in narrow cell I would not thou couldst see thy desert of boarding house, soou learnt the joy
realms less modes
And alien fashions, of degenerate days: Of artificial life, nor felt a wish (smiled 'Twould rend thy heart with deeper, For solitude and groves. Stern Ocean To view where late uprose the lovely but Than war, or riot, or intestine strife, O simple fisherwan, yon gay botel Or lost America, or Junius, game.
Junius! What demonswaken at the sound! The flying wretches, each for self alone, Record in brass indelible the name, Destroy their comrades' lives to save Tbat ages yet unborn may learn a word
[fear, To designate each new and darkest sbade E'en then, how few escape the fate they Of infamy and guilt. Ah! no, conceald The sword still bangs upon their broken In blackest night he lies; black as the
[tard hand but such the fury (Oh! the cause bewail) That made him infamous. Guilt's das. Scarce one remains to tell the dreadful 'Midst unknown caverus seiz'd the trem
[night torch, And quaked at every breeze. The midEnkindled by the breath of laughing
69. Catalogue of Pictures, representing
Christ Rejected, Christ Healing in the fiends,
Temple, and a Design of Our Saviour's The growing work bebeld. In silence
Crucifixion ; unth Sketches from other While man, and beast, and Nature sought
Scriptural Subjects ; painted by B. repose,
West, Esq. President of the Royal The fell assassin shudder'd to review His murderous lines. Great Brutus, see
Academy, and Historical Painter to
the King ; now exhibiting in Pall Mall, thy name
[t'rous hand Usurp'd to shield a wretch whose trai
near Carlton House. 8vo. pp. 16.
Reynell. Would scatter discord round our peaceful shores,
THE subject of the principal PicAnd tear a guiltless Monarch from his
ture is, Christ rejected by the Jewish
High Priest, the Elders, and the People, 68. The Battle of Waterloo, a Poem ; when brought to them by Pilate from
in Two Cantos. By John Haskins. the Judgment Hall. Svo, pp. 63. Black and Son.
“ The wonderful events, of which this THIS memorable Ballle will conti
incident forms so striking a portion, nue to be celebrated in the Annals of took place when empire liad reached its
zenith under the Romans, and universal British Glory to the end of time. Tbough little now remains to be told
peace prevailed. They had been dis. on the subject, Mr. Haskios has re
tinctly foretold by the Inspired Writers, putably performed his task. We will
and no meaner agents than Angels from
Heaven had announced the advent of gire bis conclusion of the contest.
the Messiab, 'glorifying God in the “One desperate effort now the Gauls highest, and proclaiming on earth peace, intend,
and good will towards men;" thus To bring the contest to decisive end, awfully preparing the minds of men Their chosen troops, with animated cry, for the approach of an epoch, in which March gaily on for death or victory. a new and mighty influence would over. Once more th' artillery 'gan its dreadful turn all the established moral and reliplay,
(away, gious systems of the civilized world, True to its aim, and swept whole files making darkness and destruction vanish Unaw'd they march, though still as they before, and give place to, light and inproceed,
[lions bleed; mortality. - For such a subject an Epic From each discharge the throng'd batta. composition was demanded; for it Now near advanc'd, the glorious sight seemed every way proper that the prinimparts
cipal characters in the History, as well New life and vigour to the British hearts. as the Divine Chief himself, should be Instant their squares each compact front brought together on the canvas, and reenlarge,
[Charge!' presented by the pencil, as they had Prompt to obey, they hail the word to been described by the hallowed Pro'Tis done; they fly! the Gallic armies fly! phets and holy Evangelists." And from the bayonet turn th' averted
For the purpose of assisting the eye.
(line resounds, beholder in a proper understanding Charge! Charge! along the British
of the Picture, several sclections are Charge!' on their rear from rank to rank rebounds. [their host!
made in the Catalogue from the Sa. What dreadful carnage now o’ertakes
cred Writings, and, after a description Shot, shells, and steel, an equal ven
of the several other Pictures and. (shout,
Skelches, we are told, Struck with a panick at the conquerors' “ Mr. West feels that he should be Quickly the Aight becomes a broken defcient in his gratitude to the Supreme
[the way, Being, who gave and continued to him Here cannons, tumbrils, baggage, choak life and healtkr, and to his King, who CH:ging to life, impatient of delay, graciously bestowed on him the requi
highly esteemed by the Emperor Theo from disease, sensibility, or unrewarded
head of Science," only one short a statue in honour of Claudian;' and
article sball be selected. Agropolita (one of the Byzantine Historians) was sent Ambassador to the Pope,
“ From the difficulty in regard to the and to John, Prince of Bulgaria. Al origin and uses of evil, a subject on cuin was admitted to the friendship of which wisdom itself is taught to pause, Charlemagne ; Alexander was highly though not to doubt, has arisen that esteemed by Urban VIII.; Alamanni most degrading of all mental errors, was the confidential friend of Francis 1.
ATHEISM. The word Atheist is a term in whose arms died Leonardo de Vinci.
used for the purpose of distinguishing Arnaud was beloved by Henry IV, of that order of men, whose ignorance is France; and Paulus Ámilius enjoyed rendered contemptible by the fully of the favour of Lewis XII. Abulfaragius their vanity, and by the arrogance of was made Bishop of Lacabena and Alep their pride, présumption, and pretenpo. The tomb of the Persian Anacreon
sions. Little knowledge bave tbey of is the theatre of annual rural amuse
Science, and still less of Nature's priments; and Lope de Vega, the idol of mitive forms and qualities. --Involving a his age, was buried with a pomp and
vicious imagination, a credulous conmagnificence never before witnessed in ception, and a warped judgment, an Spain to a private person. - Petrarch, Atheist is as much a lusus nature, as honoured with the friendship of many any object that, in any age, has disillustrious men, was crowned as a Poet gusted the eye of a Naturalist. For, in the capital of Italy; the daughters of presuming to decide where he ought to Donatus were portioned at Florence 'at doubt; and hesitating, when effects althe public expence ; Æneas Sylvius was
low exact precision; ignorant that crowned with laurel by the Emperor chances are the results of secret causes Frederick's own band; Vida was created
--that it requires the same gigantic Bishop of Alba in reward for his genius; power to annibilate, as it did to create and Ariosto was employed as an Ambas
that to govern, requires no greater exersador from the Duke of Ferrara' to Pope tion than to form—and that, even should Julius II.; he was made Governor of Necessity have a power of existence, it Graffignana, and crowned with laurel by possesses no power of effecting changes; Charles V. Albani was honoured with with a mean idea of man, a superficial the correspondence of several Princes; knowledge of Nature, and a total ignoRubens became an Ambassador; New rance of primitive causes, an Atheist ton arrived at wealth and honour; Prior gives eternal life to magnets, yet refuses and Grotius were Ambassadors at Paris; it to man! His is the hated creed, Boileau enjoyed the benefits of princely which makes the day of death the day munificence at Auteuil; Addison became of ruin!--Beginning in presumption, he Secretary of State; the family of Fon- continues in doubt; and, meeting with taine were exempt from all taxes ;
difficulties far beyond the measure of Christina softened the misfortunes of his feeble intellect, his faculties conBorelli; while Heinsius was honoured fused-his judgment lost, and his ima. by bis Country, and flattered by the ap- gination afflicted with the plague-be probation of several foreign Monarchs. loathes to die ! His food, as it were, is
Such are the honours and distinctions poison, and his drink are bitters. Bewhich have been consecrated to some lieving not in a God, he is the artificer who have possessed talents and genius. of his own misery, and an object of For though, for the most part, men,
mental disgust, wherever he goes. For possessing either the one or the other, a nest of serpents is not more horrible are, when ningling with mankind, to the fancy, than a faction of Atbeists. cheated by the worldly, envied by groups Oh! for that sacred and exalted time, of many orders, and calumniated by the when we may be permitted to see a new base and ignorant; some minds, rich in satellite, a new planet, a new sun, pertheir own excellence, have never, even haps a new system, rising from the in the iron age, been wanting, who have void and formless infinite! To enter scattered roses in the paths of Virtue;
into what Marcus Antoninus calls an and who have secured from indigence honourable familiarity with Nature, hy and despair those labourers in Science, ranging through the visible sphere with and those cultivators of the Arts and of an eye of Poetry, and the judgment of Philosophy, who, but for the fortunate Philosophy, is to form one of the best assistance of some nobler mind, might, grounds for theological belief. Since
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,
Trinity and the Atonement, as main holden at Mariborough July 23, 1816. tained by the Church of England: in By Walter Birci, 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, 12mo. pp.40.
on another, that it would in some deRivingtons.
gree be doing the Author an injustice NOT having been so lucky as to
to select any single passages from it
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 re
of no conimon, yet of an unaffected, Jief, "offered Mr. Marshall's 'Address' to him for sale as a godly book, eloquence pervades it. The design aod told him that it was the last of
of it is to shew, that “thie Christian twelve which she had purchased at
character is essentially and ein phaSt. Alban's, and sold about the coun
For inis purpose
we are presented with the supposed try;" we shall not further epter into
case of a philosophic Heathen, a the arguments here used agaiost the
man of liberal and lofty sentiments, * Address,' than to state, that Mr. White disclaims all personal animó indulging a train of reflection con
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 soine not offend in this respect; and that, if
of the great truths of the religion of my reasoning should not appear satis
Nalure.” factory, my spirit and temper may, at
One would, perhaps, have expected least, be such as to reflect no discredit on the doctrines which I think it my
that the vecessity of an atonement
should have entered into the conteule duty to advocate.--May the same disposition prevail in all who turn their at- plation of this enlightened Heathen; tention to this subject !"
as he must have seen it evinced by the propensity of wan,
in all ages and In briefly answering the inquiry countries, to seek for a reconciliation why the Unitarian opinions [“ faith, 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 overmost 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 Atheism; such 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 fended 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, wbilst it robs that religion of its raily practised in the Heathen world, vital principles. It makes yreat preten- do not perceive the necd of the one sions to reason and philosophy ; it dat. only effectual offering.. GENI. MAG. November, 1816.
In ņ the Dutes, 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 long twelves and eights, and slen
der rush, Feast Jephtha-The Translation of
(brush; Elijah ---The 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
(here. thoress of the Poem on “ Moscow” Hard was the toil, the profits slow to
To buy their ounces and their quarterns (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 hoarded 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
Manners. By Jane Taylor, Author of
Both he and she, they form'd the bold WE have been so well pleased with
[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
[spuff, “Essays" with some degree of interest : yet, though we admire the There must have been consum'd to.
How many a cup of tea and pinch of good sense and serious sensations
make enough! of Miss Taylor, we prefer ber 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 bonours crown be pleasant, the following description Thrice, since the Whitsuntide they sot
[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 to 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 he and she, on either side the grate. The august lappet that contains her 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 piclure of the Mayoress's
their age :