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The General Meeting of the Union fore hear the word at my mouth, and of Christians, formed at Bedford, give them warning from me. -- Ezek. will be held at Bedford, May 6; when jii. 17. Mr. Frey, of 'London, and Mr. "The Prophet is here properly Manning, of Spaldwick, are expect. ' entitled a watchman, who is in duty ed to preach.

bound to declare his prophetic inspiration, and is guilty of death if he

withholds it. The Lord charges him LONDON.

likewise with the duty of a watch

man, who is to be on the look-oat, We understand that a New Rupture as one standing guard on a tower, Society has been lately established for whence he may readily see any the relief of both sexes, afflicted with danger approaching to the city; and herniary complaints and prolapses. by his warning voice save it from It has been estimated that at least harm, one person in fifteen is thus afflicted; “ Thus it is the duty of him who but among the laborious part of the is placed at the head of the house community the average may be fixed of Israel, to have a watchful eye at one in eight or nine, and, in some over occurrences of the times, and particular parishes, at even a fourth to calculate their consequences ; so of the labouring population. This that any circuinstance arising, howSociety is under the immediate ever excellent it may appear at the patronage of the Duke of York, who time, yet if he perceive therein any has condescended to express his full distant danger, which may in the conviction of its great public utility. course of time break out, and make The benefits of this charity are ex its end prove bitter, however sweet tended to all parts of the kingdom ; it seemed at the beginning, --it then and the patients in Landon are at- becomes his bounden duty to declare tended (gratis) by Mr. Blair, No. 69, and forewarn the people, as much Great Russel Street, Bloomsbury. - so as if God had actually sent him Subscriptions are received by Messrs. on such a particular mission, in Hoare, Fleet Street, Treasurers to order that they may not blindly the Institution; and by Mr. John fall into a snare, like the deluded Saywer, Collector, No. 20, Great bird, who whilst joyously fcasting James Street, Bedford Row ; of on the corn, is unwittingly caught whom may be had the printed Rules, in the net. and a List of the Governors.

"I have placed thee as a watch

man to the house of Israel;” i. e. to THE JEWS.

s look out, on all occurrences, and The Jews in London have express

foresee their effects. “Hear the

word at my mouth;” i.e. understand ed their determination to op- by the gift of comprehension given pose the attempt lately made by

to you, all inatters which shall come the Missionary Society for the to your ears; and if you foresee instruction of the Jewish Children

any evil likely to follow from thein in the proposed Free School. The

unto the house of Israel, do not presiding Rabbi, usually called hesitate, but boldly“ give them their High Priest, has delivered

warning from me;" i. e. you have two public discourses on this submy authority so to do, and to speak ject; abstracts from which have in my name, been printed in Hebrew and Eng. "Now, behold, it has pleased the lish, and circulated among the Lord to direct me hither from afar, Jews. The following is a copy of and placed me the Keeper of his the first paper :

Vineyard; I must, therefore, send Abstract of an Exhortation delivered by forth my voice. Attend, 0 ye childthe Rev. Solomon Hirschel, at the ren of Israel! A new matter has Great Synagogue, Duke's Place, on appeared from a set of benevolent

Saturday, Jan. 3, 4. M. 5567. - Gentlemen, of the Christian persuaSon of man, I have made thee a watch- sion, who have proposed to open a man unto the House of Israel; there. Frue School for the benefit of the

corner of

Jewish Children, of both sexes. Prince, by stabbing him in the eye, Now, although according to appear- on the 25th of December last, with ance nothing can be more praise a large clasp knife: in consequence worthy than such philanthropic of which, he languished until the kindness on their part, yet, after 18th of January, and then diod. She well considering the circumstance, behaved with decency. and the good likely to arise there- The execution of three murderers from to us and our posterity (and attracted the public notice in a very every man who feareth God 'will

unusual degree. The crowd was well examine it, for it is no trifling collecting most of the night. At thing) it appears likely to injure the break of day, the streets leading to principles of the Jewish religion; Newgate were filled with people

, and thus, instead of producing fruit, rushing to behold the awful specwe gather shame.

tacle ; and about seven o'clock the "°1, therefore, feel myself under whole street was closely filled with the necessity of warning you, both spectators. The pressure was exmale and female parents, or guard-ceedingly increased in consequence ians, who own the name of Israelites, of a line of carts and coaches reach. and wish to be esteemed Members of ing from Newgate Street to Skinner our Communion, not too rashly to Street, and thereby excluding from embrace this plan, nor to send your the view of the gallows all the perChildren to the School establishing sons occupying the large space at by those Gentlemen, antil we shall the bottom of Giltspur Street: this have further and satisfactory in- induced multitudes to press down the formation, and clear proofs of its ok Bailey from the utility, free from all idea of probable Skinner Street. Before the moment and distant evil.

of the execution, just after 8 o'clock, " Then will you obtain the repu- the sufferings of many persons tation of wisdom in the eyes of the became extreme, and the danger of lovers of truth and grace, among suffocation very great. When the the nations; and may it never quit criminals appeared, there was a Fou!

general cry of “ Hats off'! Hats off!"

an attempt to comply with which EXECUTION OF MURDERERS,

increased the pressure. It was at

this awful moment that several perand the calaviTOUS EVENT sons fell; others were unavoidably which attended it.

thrown down upon them, and others On Monday, Feb. 23, John Hol- again upon them. The shrieks of loway and Owen Haggerty, who had the sufferers, and the screams of been convicted on the 21st, of the Murder! Murder! were inexpresa murder of Mr. Steele on Hounslow sibly dreadful; but no assistance Heath, in Nov. 1802, were brought could be afforded. Those who were out to execution on the platform suffocated, or crushed to death, rebefore Newgate. As soon as Hollo- mained for half an hour, or more, way ascended the scaffold, he ex- before they conld be removed. As claimed aloud, “I am innocent soon as the crowd began to withinnocent,, by God!" and then turn- draw, a most dreadful scene present. ing round to another part of the ed itself. Twenty-seven dead bodies crowd, he cried, “Immocent, inno- were taken to St. Bartholomew's cent, innocent, Gentlemen!. No Hospital; two to St. Sepulchre's rerdict, no verdict, no verdici, Church, and a few others to differGentlemen! lunocent, innocent !" ent places. More than thirly perThe cap was then drawn over his sons certainly perished. face. Owen Haggerty looked down- The Coroner's Inquest examined ward, and was silent: he made no minutely into the whole affair; the public acknowledgment either of result of which is under the conguilt or innocencr.

sideration of the city, who will At the same time was executed, doubtless adopt some method to Elizabeth Godfrey, a woman of the prevent a similar disaster in future. tonn, for the inurder of Edward We siucerely hope that all carriages

will be strictly prohibited, for we' A SOCIETY, formed for the purare persuaded the mischief arose pose of assisting the Missionary chiefly from them.

Socioty in London, on a plan similar This catastrophe is extremely af- to that which was proposed in our fecting ! The death of so many Magazine for January last, has been persons in perfect health, and at an established by some young men beunexpected hour, when curiosity longing to the Rev. Mr. Harris's prompted to behold the death of congregation, in Cambridge. We others, and who were thus precipi- rejoice in this instance of pious zeal, tated into the eternal world, is pecu- and hope we shall have the satisfacliarly, distressing to humanity, and tion of announcing the crection of affords a

fresh comment on that many such societies, both in town striking sentence, “ In the midst of and country. life we are in death 1"

List of Lectures, &c. in and near London, for April.

1. Wed. Ev. Prayer for the Nation,

at Mr. Knight's.
2. Th. Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Waugh.

The Excellence of Fellowship with

16. Th. M. Mr. Jay, of Bath, The An

nual Sermon for the Widows' Fund,

Old Jewry, Twelve o'clock.
Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. J. Clayton. -

The Rapture of the Apostle Paul.

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5. Lord's Day Ev. Devonshire Sq. 19. LORD's Day Ev. Devonshire Sq.

Mr. Atkinson ; Hare Crt. Dr. Mr. Shenston; Hare Crt, Mr. WinYoung; Chapel Str. Mr. Stoliery; ter; Orange Str. Mr. Burder; Crown Ct. Mr. Greig; Palace Sir. Chapel St. Mr. Buck; Crown Ct. Mr. Dund; Peter Street, Mr. Mr. Hyatt; Peter Str, Mr. Hun Williamson.

phrys. 6. Mon. Ev. Missionary Prayer-Meet- Palace St. Mr. Cloutt. - Mr. Ste: ing, at Surry Chapel.

vens preaches for the Jamaica 7. Tu. M. Broad Mr. Clayton ;

Row School, at Mr. D. Taylor's, Crown Ct. Mr. Stephens. Sin

Whitechapel. cerity in Religion.

21. Tu M. Broad St. Mr. Clayton; Gate Street Chapel, Quarterly Meet- Crown Crt, Mr. Dunn. The Being of the Associate Congrega.

liever's Freedom from Sin. tions, Mr. E. J. Jones. Walking 22. Wed. Ev. Prayer for the Nation, with God.

at Dr. Jenkins's. 8. Wed. Ev. Prayer for the Nation, 23. Th. M. Monthly Meeting (Bapt.) at Mr. Burder's.

at the late Mr. Booth's, Mr. Nero 3. Th. M. Monthly Meeting (Indep.) man to preach.

at Mr. Humphrys's, Mr. Gaffee to Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Ulughes. -Amipreach. The Evil, &c. of late ableness of the Divine Character. Attendance on Public Worship, Ev. Fetter Lane, Mr. Ford. - The 26. Lord's Day Ev. Devonshire Sq.

Security of the Righteous in Times Mr. C Hyatt; Hare Court, Mr. of Public Danger.

Lyndall; Chapel Sır. Mr. Atkinson ; Crown Crt. Mr. J. Clayton,

jun.; Palace Str. Mr. Gore; Bar12. Lord's Day Ev. Devonshire Sq.

bican, Mr. Shenston; Peter Str. Mr. Powell'; Hare Crt. Mr. Bur

Mr. Crawf. rd. der; Orange Str. Mr. Townsend ; 28. Tu. M. Broad str. Mr. Gonde ; Chapel Str. Mr. Gold; Crown

Crown Crt. Mr. Lustin. -- Poverty Crt. Mr. Gore; Palace St. Mr. J. .

of Spirit. Thomas; Barbican, Mr. Stollery ;

29. Wid. Ev. Prayer for the Nation, Peter Str. Mr. Button.

at Mr. Gaffee's. 13. Mon. Ev. Prayer Meeting for the

30. Th. M. Feiter Lane, Mr. TownNation, Surry Chapel.

send. True Methoil of living well. 14. Tu. M. Broad Str. Mr. Barber; Crown Crt. Mr. J. Thomas.

MINISTERS SUPPS YANG AT Transfiguration of Christ.

Spa Fields, Mr. Stodhart. 15. Wed. Ev. Prayer for the Nation, Sion Chapel, Mr. Kemp. at Mr. T. Thomas's.

Hoxton Chapel, Mr. Taylor, of Ossett.

Dost thou for riches vainly sigh ?

Or Honour's empty show?
Or dost thou look with envious eye
On those by pow'r exalted high

Above the crowd below?
Can these, e'en all of them combin'd,

In all their varied forms, Afford contentment to the mind, For immortality design'd,

Midst life's tempestuous storms? Ah, no! 'tis Friendship’s generous glow

And sympathizing eye
That constitute our bliss below!
No greater boon can Heav'n bestow

On mortals doom'd to die !
Grant me, my God, this one request,

And I will ask no more! Oh let me, with thiy Friendship blest, Enjoy in thee that heav'nly rest

To which my wishes soar! Somersetshire.

J. D.


LIVES terilten during all orihern Gale. BUSHING from the frozen north,

ce the frigid breezes blow, LO! 102a itu?y* issues forth,

Sep rirr Dail, and frost, and snow ! Chillic: Winter, once again,

ile upon the piercing blast; Bivains in his icy chain

1 ds, and fields, and vapours fast! Mutes pine the feather's choir,

Per hing on the leafless hongh; And the flocks and herds retire,

Asking man for shelter now. Dreadful is the wand'rer's fate,

Pacing the unsheller'd plain, Weary, cold, benumb'd, and late

Longing oft for home in vain ! Dashing o'er the bursting wave,

Mighty ships like atoms roll; Scud the mount, or plunge'the grave,

Owning not the helm's controul. Now the shatter'd fabrics fail,

Found'ring sink, to rise no more ; Or, urg'd onward by the gale,

Scatter wrecks along the shore. Through the veins of hoary age

Slowly life's reil current creeps ; And beneath stern Winter's rage,

Shiv'ring Mis'ry silent weeps: Hov'ring o'er the embers glow,

While the gust their hut doth shake, Wrap'd in wretchedness and woe, Round the glimm’ring hearth they

quake. Ye wbo, clad in garments warm,

Shelter'd in a sase retreat, Shudder when you hear the storm

Rudely at your windows beat, Feel, oh feel, for those who need !

Now, the Christian maxims prove; Clothe the bare, the hungry feed, Thus fulfil the law of Love !

ALIQUIS. .....

TO MY SOUL. Poor hapless, helpless, hopeless thing,

Say what is thy desire; Since all the flow'rs that grace the

spring, And all that summer seasons bring,

Can bought of joy inspire !



Spes tutissima Celis. “The safest Hope is in Heaven.” HOPE, sweetest comfort, steady friend, Who ever dost thy succours lend,

Whene'er my mind's opprest: Oft have I found thy genial rays Dispel the clouds of darkest days,

And set my soul at rest! But ah! on Earth I dare not cast Hope's precious anchor, lest the blast

Of Time's rude winds should shake, And loose its hold, and in this gade Of snares and tempests me should fail,

And my fond schemes should break. The safest hope's in Heaven above ! Stable and firm 'twill ever prove,

For God will ne'er deceive; 'Tis in his Son that I confide, And with his promise satisfy'd,

I safe and joyful live! Westminster.

Printed by G. Auld, Greville Street, London,

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