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tranquil enjoyments, of obedient appetites, Died at Homerton, near Hackney, of well-regulated affections, of maturity MARGARET ANN CLENNELL, aged 9 years in knowledge, and calm preparation for and 6 months : so little adranced in life, immortality. In this serene and dignified short must be tbis memoir of her existence! state, placed as it were on the contines of To a heart overtlowing with affection to two worlds, the mind of a good man re- her parents and friends, and unremitting views what is past with the complacency kindness to every living creature within of a good conscience, looks forward with her reach, she united such cheerfal humble coufidence in the mercy of God, alacrity both of body and mind as endeared and with derout aspiration to his eternal her to every one who knew her: her and ever-increasing favour !” The days anxiety for information and consequent of our years are threescore years and ten, progress in knowledge, made her the de. and if by reason of strength they be four- sired companion of many more advanced score years, yet is their strength labour in years, whilst her fond parents indulged and sorrow, for it is soon cut off, and we fly the delightful dream of a future expansion away., So teach us to number our days, of intellect, forming a character, in which that we may apply our hearts unto the knowledge, benevolence and utility, would acquisition of substantial wisdom.
have been eminently conspicuous.
J. EVANS, Tbougis the taste for composition had Islington, Feb. 18, 1817.
not appeareil, yet its dawn in the taste of selection was often exerted; amongst other
instances of this, she had chosen fron Died on the 25th day of January, the numerous pieces in the “ Original THOMAS COMPTON, one of the Society of Poemas," “ The Address to the Violet" Friends, at his house, in Booth Street, (Vol. II. p. 113) ; tuis she wrote out and Spitalfields, aged nearly 68 years, leaving directed as a letter to her. “ dear father," a disconsolate widow an example of every and placed where she was certain he conjugal and maternal virtue,) eight sons, would meet with it. On the first of June and four daughters, to sympathize with of the past year, it pleased the Sovereigu ber in affliction.
Disposer of all events to remove her froin He was a valuable member of society at
this state of being !--those who have lost large, without the shadow of sectarian
A child so justly endeared, can best fcel for principles ;* and a most active guardian her afficted parents ! of the poor, in whose service may be
" Oh, if thon boverest round our walk, traced the more immediate cause of his dissolution.
Or under every well known tree; At the soup and parish poor houses in
We to thy fancied sbade would talk, that extensive district, be will long be
Whilst every tear is fall of thee !" remembered for his assiduity; and each Blessed with a promise of uncommor surviving associate in the wide field of intellectual strength, taken from the life labour, will yield to him the merit of of this world at so early an age, the hopes most watchful and unceasing exertion, of ber friends and parents thus untinely even at the sacrifice of health. Domestic frustrated ---- yet let not her removal be comfort or private business, never pre
adduced as an instance of preniature dissented an obstacle to his impression of solution inevitably attending the speedy public daty.
unfolding of such mental powers : here After the confinement of about a week there was nothing to sanction such an to his chamber, and the progressive decay idea, ber disorder was entirely unconof nature, he quietly breathed his last nected with the head. Mankind would in entire resignation, without sigh or
indeed be a tremendous abortion, if the groan—and although no cenotaph will early opening of intellect was necessarily record bis worth, it is embalmed in the accompanied by early death. Let us not hearts of his immediate descendants, and
weaken our attempts in assisting the permany others, who can truly adopt the petual improvement of mind, so far as our language of the Psalmist,
individual exertions can forward it, by so " Behold the upright: for the end palsying a consideration--the suggestion of of that man is peace.”
a despairing imagination. If the finest production of the Fatlier of Being should only ve doomed, by his parental fiat, like
the meteor of a moment, to a momentary Yet was he a firm believer in the duration, the consoling idea of the persimple and sublime doctrine of the Unity petual improveability of mind would have
in this world at least, nothing to reward and Supremacy of God the Father. See Foster's Narrative, &c. p. 351, and the
its exercise but unaccomplished, though review of that work, Mon. Repos. Vol. X. perpetual effort; nothing but a baseless
calculation, and that deferred bope which P. 146.
maketb the beart sick! “ Were we to that he would read it in future ; but form our systems on the credibility of such positively and repeatedly denied our right suggestions," says a writer alas too to it. This led on to a correspondence deeply interesting," who would kill the with the deputies of the Protestant Disdarling of his heart with knowledge ? The Seuters, through their secretary and soappreliensive nature of parenis nust shud- licitor, Mr. Webster: the form of word, der at the first scintillations of coinmon used being stated, and our denomination sense, and fancy deatb to lie in ambush tliat of Presbyterians, though like many bebiud cvery sher of intelligence, the other congregations, not having any cogigrave to spring a iniuc under ibe feet of nection with or acknowledging any ecclésigenius : the skill of education would but astical authority over us on the part of hetray its victims into the clutches of the the Scotch Kirk. This was followed with universal enemy; the pen of the writerleiters froin the committee, through their would become a poisoned arros, the voice secretary, that the refusal was illegal; of the teacher would only be heard to and that the burial service was matter of sing a dirge over the extinction of his right and not of favour. species !"
In two following instances, the burial With others who hare bad like cause of service has been read over Unitarians ; grief, and are resigned under such a dis- the ricar still denying our right. It was peosation, her parents are thankful for therefore judged to be necessary to insist the time, though short, this affectiovate upon it, in the case of Mr. Grisbrook's and lamented child was allowed to com- child, or that the burial service should be fort them with her endearing society; read at the grave. The right being now they look forward with ardent expectation admitted, this was required merely as a to an improved state of being where their pablic iestimony of it, and took place on child will be returned to their longing Friday the 14tlı, at hall-past twelve, in arms, where disorder, physical or moral, the presence of a considerable number of can have no existence, and where death persons of all denominations, collected itself will cease to be necessary! Praises, to witness so unusual an erent, imniortal praises to the Lord and Fatber
S. HOLDEN. of nature, who, whilst he afflicts by these Tenterden, Feb. 19, 1817. berearements, allows his rational off
P. S. The above has not been sent to spring such a consolation, even in such the Monthly Repository with an invidious sorrow's !
intention, but as applying to a subject of
an erideptly public nature, interesting to On the 10th December, 1816, GEORGE, Unitarians, and to all Protestant Disthe infant son of Mr. Joseph GRIS
senters. BROOK, of Tenterden. The immediate occasion of my transmitting to you an account of the death of one so young, is On the 17th of December, at the adto state to the Protestant Dissenters in ranced age of 81, J. Mace, Esq. of Tentergeneral, and particularly to those who den, and one of the form of the Tenterden arow their faith in the Divine Unity, and Bank, after suffering for a long period in the proper bumanity of the Lord Jesus from a cancer in his face. He was for Christ, the following circumstance. On many years in extensive practice as a surthe day of the burial, a written inquiry geon and apothecary, and of bigh and dewas sent by the vicar of the parish, in served reputation in his profession ; but what name, in what doctrine and faith, had for some years retired from business. and by wbom the deceased child had been Active and ardeut in his disposition, he baptized. To this an answer was sent, cver tenderly felt for and sympathized that it was baptized by the writer of this with the afflicted; and impressed with a memorial, in the usual form ; or accord- just sense of the importance of mental ing to our Saviour's own words, Matt. cultivation, be was ever prepared to give xxviii. 19. The ricar sent word that this his support to every useful public instituwas not satisfactory; and soon after in a tion. The general reading of our departed note, that except it had been baptized in friend and brother was extensive, and his the name, in the faith and in the doc- faith in the great leading principles of trine of the boly and indivisible Trinity, natural and revealed religion, established - no burial service should be read at the upon the firm basis of free, serious, and grave over the corpse.
It was of couse- eurocst inquiry, and full conviction. In quence buried without the church burial the strict sense of the term an Unitarian, service. To console the parents, a funeral he took the greatest delight in those enaddress was delivered in the house : about lightening, consoling and animating senten days after this, the vicar sent word timents which stand in connexion with,
and flow from the unrivalled supremacy, Malkin's “ Memoirs of bis Child" and the unchangeable goodness, love and
mercy of the one only living, and true Edward Longdon Mackmurdo, Esq.
whatever. In the mean time, the cry RELIGIOUS.
of treason serves the porpose of bringThe late Political Prayer.
ing the pursuit of reform into discredit,
and of frightening the rich and the The Prince Regent was assailed țimid and the dependents upon the with mud, gravel, potatoes and stones government into declarations and adon bis return from the Parliament dresses, which for the moinent give House. One of the Lords of the life and strength to the system of misBed-chamber appears to have believed rule which has reduced the nation to that an air-gun was fired at bis Royal a state of unparalleled distress. Highness. He is perhaps alone in As usual, the ministers of the Rethis persuasion, but all sane persons gent have enlisted the church into are agreed that the conduct of the po- their service, and the following manipulace was outrageous and criminal, festo, in the form of a prayer, has and that the individual rioters are been put out by authority, and ordered deserving of punishment. A mob is to be read in all churches, on fourteen ill-fitted to judge of measures of state, successive days : much more to deal out retributive
“ Almighty and most Merciful God, wbo justice to the state actors. The first in compassion to a sinful nation, hast magistrate of the country is always defeated the designs of desperate men, entitled to respect, and especially and bast protected from the base and barwhen he is engaged in the exercise of barous assaults of a lawless multitude, the highest constitutional functions. the Regent of the United Kingdom), acIf the people 'disapprove of the mea- cept our praise and thanksgiving: consures of government, it is their right, tinue, we inplore thee, thy protection of it is even their duty, and a duty of the bis Royal person. Shield bim from the most solemn kind, to assemble in a
arrow that flieth by day, and from the legal manner, and to express their pestilence that walkett in darkness ; from sentiments, to state their wrongs, and
the secret designs of treason, and from Lo demand their rights, in language
“And whilst we pray for thy mercy becoming free-men, BORN FREE. These are, we believe, the views of perceive and know what things we cught
and protection, give us grace, () God, to the greater part of the well-ivformed
to do, lest impatient of evils, and unmindand moral people of the United King- ful of thy manifold goodness, we seek redom. His Royal Highness's ministers, lief where relief cannot be found, and however, have judged this a fit occa- abandon those never-failing sources of sion for alarming the nation with a national prosperity and happiness--obereport of the attack upon the Regent dience to thy commandments, and the being the result of treasonable plots: fear of thy boly name. it remains to be seen whether any.
“ These prayers and praises we humbly such plots have been formed, and offer to thy Divine Majesty, in the name whether if they have had an existence and through the mediation of our Lord they were any thing more than the and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.” mad schemes of a few half-witted or The people is a large phrase, and it frantic and starving desperadocs, 11- is not quite consistent with decorum connected with any body of people or gratitude or truth that the ministers
THE MADNESS OF THE PEOPLE.
either of state or of religion should our opinion to that of the Archbishop charge them with mudness. If any of of Canterbury's chaplaio, to whom, them be mad, the governors of church probably, we are indebted for this and state would do well to ivquire strange piece of piety, we will venture what has made them so?
to assert that the nation may find relief This part of the prayer has excited in the crown and the legislature, and universal disgust and resentment. that if they continue their constituMr. Brougham and Sir Francis Bur- tional exertions the relief is at no great dett have denounced it in the House distance. of Commons as an insult on the peo- On a future occasion we trust that ple, and a solemu mockery of devo- the Bible will be searched for a pretion.
cedent of prayer in time of national In the second branch of the prayer distress ; there is a passage, Nehemiah there is a tacit acknowledgmeni that ix. 32—37, which we would recomthe governors and governed ought lo mend as a pattern. do something: what the latter ought to do and what they ought not to do we Christian Tract Society. have before stated, they ought not 10 The eighth Anoiversary of this Society, run into violence, but they ought to was holded on Monday the 17th of Februuse the means which the Constitution ary, at the Old London Tavern, Bishopsbas put into their hands, of asserting gate Street. In the meeting for business and recovering their rights : - what the chair was occupied by the Treasurer, the former ought to do and ought not to James Esdaile, Esq. The Report of the do, is not difficult to conceive, though it commenced by repeating the declaratiou
Committee was read by the Secretary. not very pleasant to them to state ; of the preceding Committee, tbat fronza perhaps, we might best express our. selves in sacred language, and there, bad now been brought, much of novelty
the organized state into which the Society fore we refer the reader to Daniel was not to be expected in the detail of its
proceedings and successes; but added The compilers of the prayer depre- that though the past year had been cate impatience of evils, having probably marked by no event of a very striking in their memory the language of the character, either favourable or unfavourruling statesman of the day who has able, and though the channels of distribucharged the people, the mad people, tion were nearly the same as in preceding with an ignorant impatience of taration. years, the number of tracts which had been In spite of the gay lord and the mi- sent into circulation had exceeded that of nisters at the altar, it is to be feared any former period of the same length. that the multitude who are an hungered of the Committee that owing to the want
The Report fartber expressed the regret will still complain ; and it might be a profitable speculation in the Cabinet of manuscripts adapted to the objects of Council, and in the meetings of eccle- the Society they had been able to publish siastics whether the diseased body one from the pen of their old and valuable
during the last year only two new tracts, politic might not be cured of impati- contributor, Mrs. Mary Hughes, the other ence by being relieved from suffering. by a gentleman who from its first instituUndo the heavy burdens and let the op- tion had entered warmly into the design pressed go free; and if the people then of the Society, and in many ways entitled complain, they may be justly accused himself to its best tbanks. of each of of madness, and may be abandoned to these tracts, forming Nos. 30 and 81 of the lash of the Noble Lord's eloquence, the series, it was stated that 2000 copies and to the prayers of the priests. had been printed, and it was added that
Another evil which the prayer owing to the continued and increasing points out is the seeking of relief where demands for the Society's publications, the relief cannot be found. This ground of Committee has been obliged to reprint no supplication, is, we hope not solid, and less than ten of the earlier tracts, to the
number of 17,500 copies—making, with we are sure not respectful either to
the 4000 new tracts, the whole number Parliament or to the Throne: for Where do the people seek relief, but printed in the course of the last year
21,500, being 11,500 more than were froin the Prince Regent and the Two printed in the year preceding. The ReHouses? And to say that relief can- port stated in reference to the past labours not le found here, is to throw a most of the Society, that since its institution un secinly suspicion upon the consti- in 1809 it had printed in all 230,000 juled authorities. If we may oppose tracts, tbat of this number there bad
been circulated previous to tbis anniver- nent observations of the chairman, and sary 190,000, of wbich upwards of by the addresses of the gentlemen whose 23,000, had been distributed during the names had been connected with some of
them-among whom were Mr. Aspland, The followiog statement was given of the first Secretary of the Society, the the Society's present property,
Treasurer, Mr. Esdaile, Mr. Wilks, Mr. In the Treasurer's hands .... 11 16 4
Foster, and Mr. Gibson. Several new Due to the Society from Book
names were added to the list of Sub
scribers. sellers, Country Societies, &c...
180 15 Estimated value of the Stock 235 13 0
Orthodox Alarm in Ireland.
[We copy the following from a Cork 428
newspaper: we have already, p. 116, given Due from the Society for
ao account of the Sermon which has raised Printing, &c......
To the Editor of the Cork Advertiser. Leaving a balance of........ 349
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1816. In favour of tbe Society.
SIR.--I saw yesterday, for the first time, The Report contained an earnest recom
a Pamphlet, entitled, “ A Sermon mendation to the Sabscribers to use their preached July 16th, 1816, at Bandon, influence with their literary friends to
before a Meeting of senue of the Members furnish the Committee with manuscript of the Presbyterian Congregations of Cork tracts, suited, as to length, subject and mud Bandon,” and I confess I read it style of composition, to the design of the with concern. I had imagined that IreSociety; the pecuniary resources of the land, or at least the South of it, had been Society being represented as equal to the uncontaminated by the leprous taint of multiplication of its publications,
Socinianism: and I would not have beThe Report having been read, thanks lieved that any one pretending to ordinawere voted to Mrs. Mary Hughes, and the tion from any Christian Church, and who other literary benefactors of the Society is (if I mistake not) paid by the country during the last year; to the Treasurer, for promulgating the tenets of ChristiSecretary, Committee, Auditors and the anity, would openly preach the Deistical Collector, Mr. Marson. The following doctrines of Antitrinitarianism, But, I gentlemen were afterwards chosen into find by this pamphlet that I was deceived. office for the year ensuing.
The Sermon is below criticism. It is James Esdaile, Esq. Treasurer.
not recommended by argument, learning, Committee.
or eloquence ; tbe place of which is occuRvv. Thomas Rees, Mr. Frend, Mr. pied by canting liberality and real into* Parker, Mr. Foster, Mr. Hart, Mr. Gib- lerance, or rhetorical Rourishes about son, Mr. Roberts, Mr. S. Barton, Mr. aerolites and thunder-storms, and cumBailey, Mr. Fennel, Jun. Rev. J. Evans.
brvus masses and mists, and stormy waves, Auditors.
et cetera de genere hoc. It should not Mr. Parles, Mr. J. Taylor, Mr. Tit
have been noticed by me (who am, I hope, ford.
above the idleness of criticising frothy No Secretary was appointed, Mr. Rees blasphemy), bad not the preacher been a having stated that it would be impossible Presbyterian minister, and (as he asserts) for him again to accept that office, in con- urged to publish it by a Presbyterian consequence of an engagement into which he gregation. Though not a member of that had entered with another Society, and the sect, I feel (as what serious Christian Committee not being prepared to recom
does not ?) the highest respect for their wend a successor, The Committee were
truly Christian principles. Differing from empowered to fill up the vacancy as soon
them chiefly on points of Church governas they were able, Mr. Rees engaging to ment, I must bestow my tribute of apdischarge in the mean time the duties of plause on their Protestant creed, and their Secretary.
sound Trinitarian sentiments. I look After the customary routine of the busi. therefore on this assumption of their name ness of the Society had been gone through, as highly impudent, to say no worse, and "the subscribers and their friends, to the I hope that they will not suffer themselves
number of about seventy, dined together to lie under the stigna of having given any "on the usual economical plan, William countenance to the impieties of this pamFrend, Esq. in the chair. The day was
phlet. passed with much barmony and spirit,
I &n, Sir, your bumble Serrant, **che sentiments delivered from the chair
NICENCS being enlivened by the eloquent and perti