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Memoranda. This year, ye French Prophetts made a Went to Southton, July, returned July.

great noise in our nation, and drew in Went to Tunbridg. Aug. returned Mr. Lacy, Sr R. Bulkley, * &c.; 200 Sept. 3. or more had ye agitations ; 40 had ye All this year my health has been increasinspiration. Proved a delusion of Satan, ing. at Birmingham, Feb. 3, or 4, 1707-8. Publisht my Hymns and Spll. Songs, July Sister Sarah marryed, Feb. 1707-8.

1707. Pretender's invasion disappointed, March, Overturned in a coach without hurt, Oct. 1708.

5, 1707. May 25, 1708. The Prophetts disap- Preached a Reformation Sermo. and

pointed by Mr. Eams noi rising, fro. printed it, Oct. 6, 1707. the dead.+

Went to Southto. and afterwards to Tunb. Terrible long snowy winter, 1708-9. Aug. 2, 1708. Bro. R. came to settle in Londo. Oct. Removed our meeting place to Bury 7, 1709.

Street, Sept. 29, 1708. March 1, 1709-10. The mob rose and Printed 2d edition of Hymns, and 2d ed.

pulled down the pews and galleries of of Poems, Apll and May, 1709. 6 meeting-houses, viz. Mr. Burgess, Went to Southton, June-Tunbridg, Aug. Mr. Bradbury, Mr. Earle, Mr. Wright, 1709. Mr. Hamilton, and Mr. Ch. Taylor, Edward Hitchin, my servant, went away but were dispersed by the guards under Dec. 31. Capt. Horsey, at 1 or 2 in ye morning. $ I bought a horse for my health, Apll, Mr. Arthur Shallot, sen. dyed, 4th Feb.

1710. 1710-11; and Mr. Tho.Hunt, merchant, I rode down to Southton and back again, and his wife, dyed about the same June; and, according to ye account I ! time.

kept, I rode above 800 miles from Mrs. Ann Pickard dyed, Apll 7, 1711. April 10 to Sept. 28. My Lady Hartopp dyed, Nov. 9; and Mrs. I removed from Mr. Hollis's and went to Gould, Nov. 15, 1711.

live with Mr. Bowes', Dec. 30; and

John Merchant, my servt. came to me. * Of Mr. Lacey our readers were sup

Went to Southto.in June-returned July: plied with a full account, extracted from

Went to Tunbridge, Aug. returned being Calamy, in our last volume, p. 737. The

under a disorder of my stomach and

Found same writer informs us," that Sir Richard

freqt. pains of the head.

some relief at Tunbr. waters. Bulkeley was a gentleman of learning, who was very short and crooked, but out, God bless your Majesty. God bless fully expected, under this dispensation, the Church; we hope your Majesty is for to be made straight in a miraculous way, Dr. Sacheveret. tbough he happened to die before the

The evening was illuminated with bonmiracle was ever wrought upon him.", fires, made of the pews and pulpits of deHe also intimates that the crowded molished meeting-houses. The mob, as bags of the baronet were relieved of furious as if under possession, fell upon their plethora, by the aid of his new

Mr. Burgess' meeting-house, near Linfriends.

coln's-Inn Fields, broke the windows, + Mons. N. Fatio Duilier, a native of and a part of the walls, and gutted the inSwitzerland, remarkable alike for his ma

side of it, as they threatened to do his thematical learning, and his simple fana- dwelling-house. They demolished also ticism, was the chief secretary of the

Mr. Earle's meeting-house in Long Acre; Prophets. He stood in the pillory at

Mr. Bradbury's in New Street ; Mr. TayCharing Cross, Dec. 2, 1707. Elias Ma- lor's in Leather Lane ; Mr Wright's in rion, and John D'Andé, were also sub. Blackfriars; and Mr. Hamilton's in Clerk. jected to the same punishment and the Go- enwell, and all the while they were about vernment would have proceeded further this, the Devil's drudgery, their cry was, against them, but for the advice of Dr.

High Church for Ever!' High Church Calamy, who predicted the speedy ex and Dr. Sacheverel for Ever!They were tinction of their party, which soon after- meditating further excesses, when Capwards occurred.

tain Horsey came upon them as they were # It appears from Oldmixon's History rejoicing over the bonfire, made out of of England, that this riot was occasioned

Mr. Earle's meeting-house.

They fled by the impeachment of Dr.Sacheverel,and immediately ; a few

of their leaders were occurred on the evening of the second

taken, tried, and condemned to death, day of his trial. When the Queen was

but were with becoming lenity spared the going to the House in her chair, some of

extreme penalty of the laws. the multitude gathered around it, crying

Fol. pp. 134, 135.

USEFUL LESSONS TAUGHT BY THE CHOLERA.

The unwelcome messenger whom his own hurried footsteps, he hears God has commissioned to scatter confused and mournful sounds from death among the nations, and at every dwelling that he passes, and whose name the hearts of millions finds a crowd of anxious parents bave trembled, has at length already surrounding the door tovisited our shores. We have been wards which he advances, who able to contemplate its features, urge their distress, and call for and examine its work. Our in help in vain. The physician is tercourse with it has done much exhausting all the resources of his towards removing our alarm, in baffled skill upon his own son, vigorating our principles, and con- and can perceive no sounds but firming our attachment to the those which enter not so much truth as it is in Jesus. We shall into his ears as into his heart. be happy if we can become to The monarch commands the soothothers the humble interpreter of sayers and magicians to be called its voice, and the friendly monitor to succour the heir of his throne, suggesting such cautions as may but the horse of the messenger be most likely to secure them, falls and expires in the street. should they ever be within the Another, and another is dissphere of its operation, and in patched, but enchantments have danger of its attack.

been of no avail in the dwellings 1. It teaches that the destroy of the sorcerers themselves, and ing angel, whose pestilential the most obsequious of Pharaoh's breath inflicts death more certainly flatterers have no voice besides that and extensively than the sword of lamentation to reply to his inwhetted for slaughter, is named vitations—his promises-bis comlegion, for there are are many, mands. and each one diverse in its cha The second visited the camp in racter and mode of operation from the wilderness, when the multitude the others.

was feeding on quails. Its vicThe leader of the host was em tims were the men whose god was ployed in the land of Egypt. Its their belly, who, discontented victims were the first-born, in the with the wholesome manna, lusted bloom of health, and the pride of after grosser earthly things. They domestic and social distinctions. died, not in their beds, but at their Its time was restricted to one mid- banquet. At the end of their night hour. The symptoms fol- feast, instead of revelry and song, lowing its stroke were, “ sudden “ all tables were full of vomit and pain, as of a woman with child,” filthiness.” Isa. xxviii. 8. and groans which roused every Another followed to smite the member of the household from licentious, and a warning was their repose. The master calls given, which the apostle very apfor the steward of his house, but propriately held up to the eyes

of he, a father himself, is weeping in the Corinthians, which the young terror-stricken anguish over the of the present day should semysterious sufferings of his own riously ponder, and at which any child. He hastens for a physician; who have fallen into the snare but instead of the stillness of the should tremble. " Neither let us night, broken only by the sound of commit fornication as

some of

was

them committed, and fell in one the cholera are collapsed counday three and twenty thousand.” tenance, blue lips andnails, shrunken

The next received its commis- fingers, the total failure of the sion at the close of David's reign. usual secretations, deficient aniIts victims were the men who de- mal heat, suspension of the pulse, lighted in war: who, having ob- and remora or stagnation in the tained all which God had pro venous circulation. mised, instead of beating their Reviewing the work of each swords into plough-shares, and successive destroyer, and beholdtheir spears into pruning-hooks, ing the ravages of that which numsaw, in their “ numbering," the bers its slain by millions instead exciting prospect of renewed vic- of thousands, with what deepened tories, more extensive conquests, emotions should we utter the lan. and more abundant spoils ; and of guage employed by " the man of these there fell seventy thousand. . God,” who witnessed the death of

Another was sent into the host the first-born in Egypt, and saw of the Assyrians, to stop the breath the people fall in the wilderness, which had uttered great swelling

“ Who' knoweth the power of words against Hezekiah, and the thine anger! even according to God whom he served. Effectually thy fear so is thy wrath !"

the work accomplished. 2. It teaches the folly of the There was here no confused noise, pride of science. nor dying strife. The stroke left We do not undervalue either no breath to call for help, or to the labours or the discoveries of send forth the groan, or to heave men of science. We have no the convulsive sob. Each of the fears that in their progress they remnant which escaped, arose in will circumvent, and hold captive, the inorning, and found himself the ark of revealed truth. The the sole survivor in the chamber farther their work advances toof death; and the tents contained wards perfection, the more suba hundred and fourscore and five sidiary will it eventually become thousand dead corpses.

to the cause of pure scriptural Others have followed at dif- Christianity. The individual will ferent intervals, but that which we at length be raised up whose combehold is diverse from them all. prehensive mind shall be familiar The “ searchers," employed in with every region of science, and the “great plague,” would find every part of the sublime mysteries in this none of the “ tokens” for of revelation ; who shall be able which they were instructed to to develop the essential harmonies look. There is no plague-spot, of the works and word of God, no tumour, no boil. "Its victims and demonstrate, from their cordo not turn black, as did those responding features, their common who suffered in the third Edward's relation to the same paternal hand. reign, nor yellow, as do those in At present, however, it must be western climes, on

whom the confessed, that science is estranged Negro's wrongs are sometimes from religion, because its teachers avenged. The distinctive mark are, for the most part, alienated which this fell destroyer imprints from God. The investigation of on the body of its victims is blue; physical laws is an employment it has, therefore, obtained the de- more congenial to a creature signation of “the blue cholera.” brought under the dominion of “ The essential manifestation of

* Bell on the Cholera.

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sense, than is the investigation of tion after having been for a time the principles of God's moral go- unknowable, dormant, or entering vernment, or converse with the into some new combination wbich realities which are cognizable only gives it unwonted virulence-a by the eye of faith. In the former germ so prolific as to be capable pursuit, also, the honour which of spreading itself over the whole cometh from man can be obtained; habitable world, yet so destructive in the latter, that only can be to the highest order of animal life, found which cometh from God. as to be capable of depopulating As earthly things are felt to be every place which it visits, but for

attractive than heavenly, a law, as inexplicable as any other so, by a strange inversion of which it develops, and which thought, they are deemed more makes it rather a brief sojourner sublime; and the men who, per- than a constant resident; so intenhaps justly, pretend to the largest sive, that no agent which has yet share of intellectual power and been exhibited can neutralize its activity, approach the nearest, in power, or ensure the return of anitheir habits of thought and rea mation to the body which it has soning, to a cold, and dreary, and invaded; and yet what this germ uvintelligent materialism. They is, or how it was originated, or have discarded all vulgar super- propagates itself, or travels,* or stitions. Their refined taste and plants itself in the sources of human accurate perceptions are offended vitality, or stops the secretions, or by the unscientific, loose, and po- dries up the fuids, no one can pular language of the Bible. They explain. We do not say that the are content with exploring the laws key to unlock this mystery, this of matter, and find their reward in combination of mysteries, never expounding the discoveries they will be found. We honour, rather have made, but they have no sym- than depreciate the efforts which pathy with the ultimate purposes, are made for its discovery. But and no love to the holy character we call attention to the fact, that of the presiding, controuling, and in these days of special “ enlightdirecting Mind. For Him their enment,” when men of education hearts have no emotion, their lips are becoming too rational to put no praise. They are the votaries any faith in a book so full of mys. of science; this is their idol, and teries as the Bible, a disease has they would spurn from them, as been at work for fourteen years, a disparagement of their dignity, and in its ravages has carried off and a reflection on their intelli- fifty millions of the human race, gence, the title which an archangel and yet its rationale is as impeneis proud to wear, “ Servant of trable to the men of profoundest God.” Now, strip the subject of this

We do not deny that the cholera is malady from the language of me

contagious, but we think that both par

ties of the disputants, who range on the taphor, and exclude the immediate opposite sides of this controverted quesoperation of the Most High; tion, take but a partial and limited view view it simply as a matter of scis of the subject. We would, with many de

ductions for human infirmity in reporting ence, and then it becomes a ques- them, take the facts which are adduced tion closely connected with the on either side, and our argument founded chemistry of the human frame. on them would be, that contact with the Here is a morbific principle, a incipient and travelling, or the prostrate “germ” of disease, either recently but by no means the only mode of its originated, or springing into ac transmission. N. S. NO, 86,

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science, and most enlarged expe- death usually gives, to those around rience, as it is to the peasant, or us, a longer period between his the babe. “ What mode of treat- warning and his stroke; and that ment do you recommend, doctor?" the grave permits the body which was the question put, by a young we loved to tarry in the chamber, surgeon who had come from a dis

till deliberate arrangements can be tant town to make his observations made for its obsequies. This and carry back a report to his disease, however, pays no deprofessional brethren, to the me- ference to our customs, and perdical commissioner who had stu- mits no indulgence to the yearndied the malady in India, before beings of our grief over the shroudmet it on the banks of the Wear. clad object of our affections. It “ You have seen the disease your brings upon us the withering blast self, sir, and know as much about without being preceded by the it as I do," was the candid reply. rapid and prolific luxuriance of Where are the wise? Where are the tropics—the curse without the the teachers of the science which is attending blessings. It tramples to explode all mysteries, and re- upon us with the fierceness, and duce all knowledge to something remorselessness, unrelieved by the like mathematical exactness ? are pomp of oriental despotism. they not foiled, bewildered, and A man is led home from the overcome in the field of their tri- midst of the jovial companions, umph and glory? An impervious and with whom he has been accloud encompasses the temple of customed to spend his evenings, their worship, the wiser oracles are and before the day breaks is sealed dumb, and those which speak utter a tenant for the tomb. Another, discordant and contradictory re full of muscular vigour and mental sponses. The stroke of this mes. firmness, sees the paupers, which senger of God is upon intellectual are entrusted to his care, falling deities, the gods of philosophical in rapid succession around him, idolatry, as well as upon the grosser and resolves that a generous diet vices of the vulgar.

shall increase his own security. 3. It teaches us to feel more He eats heartily of the savoury deeply a truth we have long pro meat which smokes upon his table fessed to believe, that“ in the midst in the morning, but before the of life we are in death.”

light of a brief November day has We have heard of the rapidity departed, the darkness of death with which disease carries off its surrounds him. Three men, living victims, and the grave opens for together in the same house, and their reception in tropical climates. working at the same trade, leave We have heard of instances in their home in the morning to spend which an invitation to a feast has a day of their Christmas festivities proved an introduction to a fue with the publican; two of them neral; in which the provision soon feel uneasy, and return; the which a man had made for the third remains till night, and when enjoyment of a banquet with his he reaches his dwelling, finds that friends, has been employed as a his companions are dead, and he refreshment for the train of mourn himself sinks and becomes a corpse ers who have followed his corpse before the morrow dawns. A man to the sepulchre. We have been leaves his family on the opening thankful, while listening to the re of one day to transact some busicital of such cases, that we dwelt ness, which calls him to a disin a more temperate region ; that tance; he returns at the close of the

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