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are in reality so much above suspicion, sofficiently galling to compel by act of that at this period, any defence of Parliament persons out of the Esia. them would be completely a work of blishment to contribute directly by supererogation.

means of the taxes towards the erection I am, Šir, myself the son of a clergy; of new churches, but the other pro. man of the Church of England, and ject is too obviously dishonest to be cannot, therefore, be fairly supposed submitted to by any inan of hovourable indifferent to its welfare ; but trust feeling it'is not required of we as a lest to But to return for a moinent to the believe, that none but those within its ostensible subject of your Correspondpale are entitled to be considered as ent's letter. I think it will be adChristians, or that I am to be blind mitted, that though he contemplates to the merits of my dissenting brethren. the intended measure with so much On the coutrary, I am free to confess, complacency, be rather assumes its ncthat their recent conduct, and that of cessity than argues for it. Had be consome of the dignitaries of our Church, descended to shew tbat anything like a have excited very different emotions. want of churches in the metropolis But why the increase of dissent should really exists, he would have offered be alarming," I koow not, unless something towards an apology for what E. R. will really prove, that the bulk now appears to me to be an extravagant of sectarians teach, as he asserts, prin- waste of money : for, so far from there ciples which " tend to the complete being a deficiency, I am of opinion subversion of religion, morality, and that there is already an overplus. I social order."

do not mean to say that inc five parishPerbaps the charge of lukewarmness churches enumerated by E. R. are not and inactivity cannot with propriety be filled, but that in the city there are now urged against clergymen of the some ten or twenty so thinly attended, Church of England; but to what cause that the officiating clergymen may liteis this sudden energy to be attributed ? rally adopt the language of Swift, on an Not, 1 apprehend, to any increase of occasion when he was left minus a conaffection or zeal for the souls of men gregation, and individually say, “Dearly (I judge here of cause by effect), but beloved Roger (if that be Amen's Chris to a well-grounded fear, that unless tian pame), the scripture movetb yog they recover from the state of apathy and I, &c." If then such be the case, to the interests of the Establishment what is there to preveot the 216,168 into which they have been so long sunk persons from migrating to these dethat establishment will crumble to seried churches, if they have any porpieces, and bury them amid its ruios. tion of the zeal E. R. supposes them to if, however, they do not exert them• possess? Since my removal to the coun. selves in a far different manner, an try within a few weeks, after a residence effect very opposite to what they now of upwards of sourteen years in the beart appear to anticipate will result.

of the city, I have had opportunities of Another topic worthy of notice in perceiving, that the church and dissent. E. Ri's letter, is the opinion that a ing meeting of the parish in wbich I reportion of the money subscribed to- side are filled by persons, the majority wards the erection of a cenotaph for of whom come from a distance of many the Priocess Charloite, ought to be miles in all weathers. Surely, then, it allotted to "the building a free would be no great hardsbip, if some churcb.” This is quite in character of the unaccommodated overplus at the with all his other enlurged ideas. And West end of the town were to take so, he would think it no breach of faith a ride in their carriages, or even to towards the numerous individuals of all walk, at the least once a day, to the sects (Jews, Quakers, Uvitarians, Me- deserted churches of the city—where thodists, &c.), who have subscribed for they would probably bear quite as good the erection of some monument of sermons as at their own parish-churches. respect to the inemory of so much I dare say there would not be a straw to worth, to bave their inoney devoted choose between them, for in point of to the building of a place of worship literary talent tbe printed specimens do into which they could never enter with' not furnish any remarkable superiority proper feelings, and where principles on the one side of Temple. bar or the would be taught which they conscien- other. If proofs were wanting of the tiously consider as erroneous ! 'It is loyalty of the great body of dissenters,

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who have been so grossly aspersed by resemblance to Dr. Hufelaod, who, in your Correspondent, they are abun- bis Macrobialic, or the Art of living daatly furnished by the printed ser- to an advanced Age, declaims agaiust mons of numerous individuals among the use of cheese, of which he himself them ou thal inelancholy event:-and eat a prodigious quantily every day if a statement of the comparative lite- of his life, sary berits of the established and dig. We may quote from the Austrian senting clergy were required, E. R. has Chronicle, a short specimen of the declaonly to read the sermons published on mation of this new enemy to coffee. that occasion, and he will soon make The series of disorders which ordi. up bismod upon the subject.

narily result from poison, become mani. la conclusion-I would fain hope fest, he says, sooner or later, in those that the majority of 216,768 persons individuals who accustom themselves to are but waiting the erection of splendid drinking coffee : vapours, palpitation edifices (which I strongly suspect are of the heart, insomnium, hemorrhoides, only intended to furnish an increase bemoptysis, shivering fits, vertigo, and of pałronage), but are even now at- astheneia, are always observable in terduing places of worship, whether in coffee drinkers. An intinite list of chro. or out of the Establishment, 'where the nic disorders, such as obstructions, great and important truths of revelation cinoma, gout, consumption, &c. &c. are plainly inculcated, and where a re- prove how greatly the use of coffie verchce of God is not superseded in the tends to vitiate the humours in the. Thiarters of religion by a greater respect human body. for their fellow creatures.

According to Dr. Petocz, it is so. Trusting, therefore, that this is the evident that these disorders are all oc. case, I remaio, Sir,

casioned by coffee, that should a phare, Your most obedient servant, sician wish to calculate the degree of

T. W. duty he may bave to perform among

his patients, he must first ascertain [In compliance with the request of our whether they make a practice of drioko Correspondent, we huve inserted his Let. ing coffee ; if so, he inay be sure that ter (leaving oul iwo or three passages his visits to them will be tolerably frewhich we conceive lo be exceptionable);

'quent. silk làe insertion of which we wish to Why does the plague prove so fatal lake our leare of the subject, as it might to the inhabitants of the Levant? Belead us too much into controversy ] cause they drink coffee. The scrupu.

lous observers of the Koran, who ab

staio from wine, agd deny themselves MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION. the use of any agreeable drink, and No. XLII.

consequently coffee, never suffer frona, that distemper.

The Arabs are the greatest cofferA NEW enemy of coffee has recently drinkers in the universe. Consequently

appeared on the medical horizon. Arabia, though formerly the birth-place Doctor Michel Petoez, of Presburgh, of philosophers and celebrated physia bas fulminated a large and erudite vo- cians, is now in a state of the profoundkuine against the perfumed bean of Ara. est ignorance. The healing properties bia.

of coffee have paralyzed the intellectual Fontenelle's bon-mot respecting cof- faculties of the Arab, aud withered thic let is well knowo: and since bis time fowers of his genius. mnach has been written both for and Finally, coffee is the source of erery. against a beverage, wbieb some pre- disorder; aod were it not an iocontes. scribe as salutary, and others declare tible fact, that Pandora emptied her to be the most pernicious that can pos- box before the use of coffee became sibly exist.

kuown, the Doctor would probably Dr. Petoez maintains his opioion assert, that that charming mischief. with a degree of coufidence which maker needed only to have employed it reminds us of the paradox of the advo- as the means of producing all humau cale Linguel, who attempted to prove, miseries. with Hippocrates in his hand, that bread All this is excellent, and sorely no was neither more por less than slow one will allempt to deny the following poisso. He likewise bears some little convincing reasoning!

COFFEE.

SIR,

Were I, says the Hungarian physi- night on a pan of coals, previously closcian, to jnstance an unfortunate be- ing the chamber-door. ing who grew old in the abuse of coffee, I should point to the bust of Voltaire.

RECIPE FOR CLEANING PAINT, Would you wish to know how this poi. sonous beverage directed bis ideas, by which has been tried repeatedly with means of exalting bis imagination: great success. Read his works!!!

i lb. of soft soap ;
2 oz. of pearl ash ;

I pint of sand;
APPARATUS FOR PROPELLING SRIPS.

1 pint of table-beer. M. C. A. Erb, Professor of Philoso. Simmer the above in a pipkin : be parphy at Heidelberg, has invented a sim.

ticular that the ingredients are well ple and cheap hydraulic apparatus, by mixed ; put a small quantity on a means of which, 'sbips and vessels of all flannel': rub it on the waioscot , then kinds, from the sipailest to the largest, wash it off with warm water ; tbomay be propelled, with a small exertion roughly dry it with a linen cloth. of force, against the most violent cur

Cornhill, May 12, 1818. H. A. rents and storms, in constant uniform motioa, with a rapidity capable of any increase, witbout the use of oars or of To the Edilor of the European Magazine. sails. Sinking ships may be preserved from farther sinking by this apparatus, VOR very entertaining Oxford according to the direction to be given to it. It governs the motion of the contribution possesses so much anec. largest ship, so as to move it at plea- dote and observation, has in your last sure, from a state of rest, by the small

Number, iu his paper upon

* Women," difference of an inch, or a line, or with- issthed out some very severe reiparks out progressive motion, to turn it round upoo the female character.

Are we on one point in every direction. to presume that the sources from which

he derires his information are destitute

of any favourable account, or must we RECIPES.

suppose that be, generally agreeing

with these “sour recluses," forbears No. XIX.

to publish them. One or two desul. tory observations assures me that he

decides against them : why then has be following Remedies for a not adduced some anecdotes to illusto the public by an aoxious and graie- “ sex,” and not entirely appropriate ful pareot :

bis sclections to such ill savoured opiDissolve a scruple of salt of tartar in vions—that would bare been only doa gill of water, ad ten rains of co. ing us justice : not that the gloomy chineal, finely pounded ; sweeten this sentiments of a cloister can diminish with sugar. Give an infant the fourth our influence, or weaken our power. part of a table spoonful, four times The world at large have not so poor a-day ; to a child two or three years an opinion of us, for even the wisest old, half a spoonful ; and to a child of mankind have owned that life is four years old and upwards, a spoon. scarcely worth enjoying when woroan ful. To which may be added, as auxi- does not share it. If, iherefore, your liaries, a Burgundy pitch plaister on the above Correspondent (whom I am sorry pit of the stomach, a faunel waistcoat to observe is drawing to the end of his or shirt next to the skin, and a change contribution) wishes to preserve the of air wben practicable. The diet esteem of many of his female readers, should be light and casy of digestion, he will not fail to explore his treasures, avoiding every thing of a fat or oily and present us with an extra communinature.

cation on the brighter side of the female PomigATION.—Three drachms of gum character. To full expectation of which, benjamin-three dilto storax-mixed I remain, Mr. Editor, and divided into twelve powders; burn

Your obedient servant, one of these in the patient's rooin every

MARIA,

BOOPING-COUGI.

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THE

LONDON REVIEW,

AND

LITERARY JOURNAL,

FOR MAY, 1818.

QUID SIT POLCARUM, QUID TURPE, QUID UTILE, QUID NON.

Dexcription of the Character, Manners, of our moral nature, extinguish curioend (ustoms of the People of India, sity, annihilate emulation, and reduce ead of their instilulions, Religious the whole economny of life to a dull od (ivil. By the Abbé J. A. Dubois, mechanical obedience, Missionary in the Mysore. Transluled M. Dubois discovers in hereditary frem the French Manuscript. 4to. occupations, the secret of that inge

nuity which the Hinduos display in va.

diees he respected.

intelligent work should have this aptitude equally observed among obtained the suffrage of Sir J. M.Intosh, the Chinese-Rexibility, adroiiness, and and other enlightened men, familiar with dexterity, are physical accomplishments the aspect of Hindostan; and cordially derived from a genial climate. subscribe to his avowed opinion, that it It is assumed by M. Dubois, that the is the most minute and comprehensive institution is adapted to the ignoble aok extant of the manners of the Hinc propensities and effeminate character

of ihe people. Might it not rather This pre-eminence of information the be inferred, that the degeneracy of the author derived froni his long residence people is fixed by the pernicious princi. in the Mysore, and the confidential un- ple of legislation. M. Dubois bas can. Perved intimacy to which he was ad- didly stated the evils that result from its mitted by the natives, to whose cuis. existence. A few examples will be suflilors he conformed, and whose preju. cient to evince how completely his opie

nion is invalidated by his testimony. It does not appear that M. Dubois “ Expulsion from the cast is a kind of Tas more successful than other Euro. civil excommunication, which debars peans have been in promulgating the the unhappy object of it from all interGospel : the distinction of casts, the course whatever with his fellow-crea. fundamental basis of Hindoo society, turer. He is a man, as it were, dead bas ever opposed its reception, or im to the world. lle is no longer in the

socicly of men. By losing his cast, We cannot assent to the author's the Hindu is hereft of friends and rela. hypothesis, that the character and con- tions, and often of wife and children, dition of the people are ameliorated by who will rather forsake bin than share this prescriptive system; on the con- in bis miserable lot. No one dares to trary, we are led to attribute to its mise eat with him, or even to pour him out a ebievous operations their imperfect civi- drop of water. If he has marriageable lization

, their total insensibility, and ap- daughters they are shunned. No other parent incapacity for moral and intellec- girls can be approached by his sons. tual ireprovement. If it were the ob- Wherever he appears, he is scorne ject of a legislator to arrest the progress pointed at as an ontcast. If he sinks of Ibe buman nuind, and to impose per

under the grievolis curse, his body is petual pupillage on the human race, suffered to rot on the place where he what belter expedient could be adopt, dies. tban lo mould society to monotonous “ Even if, in losing his cast, he could conformity—to abstract all tbe energics descend into au interior one, the evil

peded its progress.

would be less. But he has no such of the cast, which condemn the be resource. A Sudra, little scrupulous as trothed girl to remain in a state he is about bonour or delicacy, would widowhood, although the husband fo scorn to give his daughter in marriage whom she was destined dies before mar even to a Brahınan thus degraded. If riage. Accordingly all who had assiste he cannot re-establish biniself in his at the ceremony, or who had been pre own cast, he must siok into the in- sent at it, were cut off from the cas famous tribe of the Pariah, or mix with and no one would afterwards form an persons whose cast is equivocal. Of connection with them. Long after thi this sort there is no scarcity wherever bappened, I have seen some of the ind the Europeans abound. But, unhappy viduals, advanced in age, who remaine is he who trusts to this resource. A in a solitary state for this reason alone Hindu of cast may be dishonest and " Another incident of this kind og 'a cheat ; but a Hindu without cast has curs to me, which was rather of a mor always the reputation of a rogue. serious complexion than the preceding

" The exclusion from the cast is fre. Eleven Brahmans, in travelling. havin quently put in force without much ce. passed through a country desolated b remony; soinetimes even out of hatred

war, arrived at length, exhausted by or caprice. These cases happen when hunger and fatigue, at a village, which individuals, from whatever motive, re- contrary to their expectation, they fuse, in whole or for the greater part, to found deserted They had brough assist at the marriages or funerals of any with them a small portion of rice, bo one of their relations or friends, or to they could find nothing to boil it in invite, on such occasions of their ow), but the vessels that were in the housi those that have a right to be present. of tbe washer-map of the village. T Persons excluded in this way never fail Brabmans, even to touch thein woul to commence proceedings against those have been a defilement almost inipossi who have offered them the insult, de- ble to efface. But being pressed will manding reparation for their wounded hunger they bound one another to re honour. Such instances are commonly crecy by an oath, and then boiled thei terminated by arbitration, and in that rice in one of the pots, which they ban case the exclusion is not attended with previously washed a hundred times the hateful and ruinous cousequences One of thein alone abstained from thi before described,

repast, and as soon as they reacher " It is not necessary that offences their home, he accused the other tei agaiust the singes of the cast should before the chief Brahmans of the towo he either intentional or of great mag. The rumour quickly spread. An as nitude. It happened to my knowledge sembly is held. The delinquents ar not long ago, that some Brahmans who summoned, and compelled to appear live in my neighbourhood, having been They had been already apprised of th convicted of eating at a public enter. difficulty in which they were likely to triomeot with a Sudra, disguised as a be involved ; and when called upon Brahman, were all ejected from the answer the charge, they unanimousi cast, and did not regain admission into protested, as they had previously con it without undergoing an infinite num- certed, that it was the accuser only tha ber of ceremonies both troublesome and was guilty of the fault which he hac exper:sive.

laid to their charge. Which side was "I witnessed an example of this to be believed : Was the testimony ol kind more unpleasmt than what I have one man to be taken against that of alluded to. In the cast of the ideyars, ten? The result was, that the ten Brabthe parents of two families had met and mans were declared innocent, and the determined on the union of a young accuser, being found guilty, was ese man and girl of their number. The pelled with ignoming from the tribe usual presents were offered to the young by the chiefs, who though they could woman, and other ceremonies performed scarcely doubt of his innocence, vel which are equivalent to betrothing could not help being offended with the among us. After these proceedings, the disclosure be made. young man died, before the time’ap- The author proceeds to describe the pointed for accomplishing the marriage. gencrical differences in the sectaries de After his death, the parents of the girl, voted to Brahma, Vishnu, or Siva. The who was still very young, married her sect of Vishou is distinguished by ono to another. This was against the rules ceremony more ridiculous than any ibat

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