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ceed in their applications; and too sity itself was urged in strong terms znany, in consequence of this obstacle, in the Prince Regeot's speech on the have sought the facility of public wor- opening of the last session of Parlia. abip in Nissenting Chapels; not because pent, and the arrangement was made they werı dissatisfied with the service known to the House of Commons in a of the Established Church, or the man. luminous specch and well digested plan, per in which it was performed, or with by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the doctrine and ability of the preacher, on Monday, the 10th of March last. la but solely because they had no oppor- this communication, Mr. Vansillart tunity of fulfilling their sabbath duly in acknowledged having received much their own parochial church for want of ýaluable information from the very room. We do not know a more striking useful publication of Dr. Yales, and instance of this, than what the parish recommended the perusal of it to of St. Mary, Newington Butts, presents. every gentleman who might wish to The church is filled, even to overflow, turn his attention to the subject, as every Sunday: and yet not more than containing accurate abstracts of the one fourth of its population can be ac. relurns of the Privs Council, and other commodated. Thie rector is in every valuable documents, besides his own respect unexceptionable, both in talent striking and useful observations." and pastoral faithfulnesss. He is be- The Right Hon. Gentleman followed loved by his flock; and if his church up his speech by moving a resolution, were four times as large as it is, it " that bis Majesty might be enabled to would be fully occupied. To such a direct Exchequer bills to the amount man, we are convinced, it must be ibe not exceeding one million, to be issued greatest mortification he can experi. to Commissioners, to be by themu ence, to feel that he cannot meet the advanced under certain regulations and devout :nxielies of the inajor part of restrictions, towards building and prohis parishioners; and to know. also, moting the building of additional that the larger portion of this majority, churches and chapels in England.”- The who are neither dissenters by principle resolution was passed and the sum sponor inclination, are induced, by their ciñed voted ; and although we are well unwillingness to abseot themselves from aware that the subject had been for public worship, to frequent the Dis. some time under the consideration of the senting Chapels io the neighbourhood. ministry, and that nothing but the diffiAnd it is a fact which we have also culties with which the State had to observed, that these chaples and con- struggle, and the expensive wars in yenticles are always found to be most which it had been involved, bad ocnumerous in every parish of which the casioned a delay in their bringing it population is the largest, and the church before the House, still we must regard the most inadequate to contain it. We Dr. Yales as the chief originator of the would, however, express our earnest question, and to his perspicuous digest bope, that wheo this difficulty shall be of all its circumstances, his incontruremoved, and able ministers be ap- vertible arguments, and the practica. pointed to officiale in the churches ble nature of the plan that he proposed, which are about to be erected, this in. we are confident we may fairly attrivoluntary secession will no longer be bute the more immediate adoption of a cause of complaint, either to the the design. And if but balf the benefiflock' or the shepherd; and that those cial results ensuc from it, which, wilh. who have so withdrawn themselves out being too sanguine in our expectafrom the worship of the national church tions, we are convinced we may antici. will gladly return to the faith of their pate, the name of Dr. Yates will stand forefathers, and to the regularly ap- high in the records of our Sion among pointed guardians of their spiriiual in- those who are entitled to the gratitude lcrests.
and reverence of all who love the To Dr Yates it must be no sipall · Courls of our God,” and “worship him consolali o and joy to find, tbat his in the beuuly of holiness." earnest effort to impress the necessity Besides these two memorable letters, for the arrangement which he suggests Dr. Yates published, in the year 1805, upon the conviction of those who alone The Monastic Pemains of the Town and bad power to give it effect, has met Abbey of St. Edmund's Bury, jo vue with all the success and encourage voluine, 4to.--a work of much antiment that he could desire. The neces. quarian reiäark and literary aerit, and Europ. Mag. Vol. LXXIV. July 1818.
is the only complete account extant " The Church of England, in conof the venerable remains of that cele- formity to the beneficent example of brated monastery.
the author of our salvation, invites and In 1807, he preached the Anniversary exhorts ALL to a participation of gobe Sermon of the Royal Humane Society, pel knowledge; bath opened the doors in St. Anne's Church, Westminster.- of God's house to every human being,
This was printed by the Society, ac- and hath accommodated the public cording to their usual custom; and is a instructions to the circumstances of discourse wbich breathes the purest sen- that most numerous part of mankiod, timents of Christian love.
which was equally despised and neIn 1813, the Doctor published a Visio glected by the priests avd the philosotation Sermon preached in the Parish- phers of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. church of Halstead, in Essex, on the 2d “ We find, by a gratifying expeof June in the same year, before the rience, that many of the poorest and Reverend George Owen Cambridge, most illiterate members of our Church, M.A. Archdeacon of Middlesex, and ihe from a regular attendance upon the Clergy of the Deanery of Hedingham. public service, with attentive and teach
- In this excellent discourse, which was able dispositions, are better informed printed at the request of bis Reverend upon all the useful points of religion ; Auditors, the author bas entered into a bave juster notions of the perfections very, interesting discussion of " the of the Deity, --of the propriety of Work of an Evangelist”-and among worship that is due to him,-of the many very sensible and judicious ob- consequences of our present conduct, servations, conveyed in a terse and and of the final destination of man,energetic style, the following strikes us than were possessed by the wise and as too coincident with the substance learned before the publication and of this Memoir not to be quoted. establishment of Christianity. We should have gladly added farther " This fact, which may, I am firmly extracts from this truly evangelical persuaded, be substantiated by instances sermon, would the space of our pages in every parish in these realms, satisfac usually alloited to the Memoir have torily proves that the Church of Eng. allowed of the extension,
land, in its public and established The Reverend Author, after enu. liturgy, performs, in a most beneficial merating the detached excellencies of manner, the work of an Evangelist;" our Liturgy, goes on to observe, that and that those only can be igoorant of “ The Evangelical instruction which the gospel doctrines and the gospel du. the admirable and comprehensive Li- ties, who neglect or refuse to attend the turgy of the Church of England thus public service of our church.” provides, by its justness of interpreta
We believe that the foregoing are tion, propriety of diction, and scriptu. the only works which the Reverend ral sublimity, is filled to satisfy the Doctor has bitherto given to the world ; understanding, gratify the taste, and but we are anxious to express our hope, elevale the devotion of the learned and that he will not withhold from the pubsuperior orders of society: and con- lic eye many of those Discourses which sidered as a luminous illustration and have rivetted the attention of his conpractical commentary on the Sacred gregation at the Chapel of the PhilanScriptures, is also peculiarly adapted to ibropic. the wants of the poor and illiterate, by We have now only to place before far the most numerous classes of man. our readers a short succession of dates, kind; and those classes, that in the as they graduate the progress of Dr. most polished nations of antiquity were Yates from his first entrance into life to held in a state of the grossest ignorance; his present station in bis sacred proaud in some of them, of an abject per- fession. sonal slavery. But the • Spirit of the He was born at St. Edmund's Bury, Lord anointed the Saviour of mankind in July 1769.-To this natal notifica. to preach the Gospel to the poor, to tion we cannot resist the impulse which heal the broken-hearted, to preach we feel, from our own knowledge, of deliverance to the captives, and recover- the filial reverence with which he ever ing of sight to the blind, to set at liberty regarded his most respectable father, them that are bruised.*
to insert the following passage of ten
der reminiscence from the Preface to * Luke iv, 18.
his History of Bury Abbey.
« A residence of thirty-seven years In the early part of his ministry, within the walls of the Abbey, and a
the Doctor laid the foundation for that love of antiquarian enquiries, bad ren- high repute as a Preacher which he bas dered these awful ruins peculiarly inte. maintained throughout in the public resting to him : and he employed the estimation- He has ever been esteemed few leisure intervals, which indefatiga- in the best sense of the term “a Popu. ble exertions in discharge of bis more lar Preacher.” By intrinsic merit both important duties allowed, in forming in his matter and manner, and above an illustrative collection, which he was all by the spirituality of his ministra. very desirous of having further extend- tion, be has given dignity to a denomj. ed. To gratify the wishes of an in. nation which is more frequently atdulgent faiber was, therefore, the first tached to the mere personal qualifioccasion of undertaking this work, and catious of a factitious oratory, than adds another attestation to the pume- to that faithful earvestness, and those rous instances of the frailty of earthly theological acquirements, which Dr. hope.' When it was far advanced in Yates possesses in an eminent degree. preparation for the press, the omnipo. The acceptability of his talents as a tent Disposer of all Events was pleased Preacher placed him in the pulpits of to summon him to the reward of his Portman, Percy, and Green-street Cbapiety and virtues, and his children to pels, where he was heard by crowded the solemo duty of following his mortal congregations, with a justo appreciaremains to an early grave. Those who, tion of the acquisition they enjoyed. like me, have suffered so sudden and so In May 1804, he was instituted to the irreparable a loss, and those who notice rectory of Ashen. In the year
followwith sympathy the sigh of duteous sen- ing, he took the degree of Bachelor sibility, will readily pardon the sorrow in Divinity at Cambridge, from which of a son for intruding itself upon these he has now proceeded D.D. In the pages, and joining in those public testi- same year, he was elected one of the mooies of respect that were its greatest Treasurers of the Literary Fund; and consolation."
in 1806, was cbosen Alternate Preacher Dr. Yates received his education at to the Philanthropic Society. In this Bury school, and at the early age of situation he still continues, and, as far fifteen, entered upon the laborions em- as any employ of this nature can be ployment of teacher at Linton school, rendered pastoral, he has succeeded in in Cambridgeshire. This employ he making it so. And here we cannot omit left in 1789, for another of the same to congratulate the frequenters of this nature at the Grammar School of Chapel, and the beneficent supporters Chelmsford, in Essex, while under the of this Establishment, which may be successive direction of the late Rev. truly designated as the Refuge of Mercy T. Naylor and the present respectable and Reform, upon their possession of master, the Rev. T. Roberts. In 1792, two Preachers, in the subject of this be resided in Hammersinith in the same Memoir and his worthy coadjutor the capacity. In September 1796, he was Rev. J. Jackman, than whom no two ordained Deacon by the Lord Bishop of individuals among the whole Ministry Salisbury, and preached his first sermon of the Church of England could be as Curate of Chelsea Hospital on the 2d found better calculated for the spiritual of October 1796. In January of the office which they hold ; nor will it, we following year, he was ordained Priest trust, be deemed an intrusive remark, by the Lord Bishop of Wiochester ; and if we add also, that in no place of our in March 1798, he was appointed Chap- Church-Worship can the Liturgy be lain of the above Hospital.
delivered with more impressive seFrom this time we find bim wholly riousness, and with more accuracy of employed in the duties of bis profes. judgment, than it is, we will not say sion, and assistiog in the conduct of read, but prayed (as we presume to Tarious public charities. In the latter think it always ought to be), by the appropriation of his valuable services, Reverend W. Pace, the Reader. he became one of the Committee, and lodeed, the whole service is performed Secretary of the Asylum for the Deaf with so much effective attention to its and Dumb-an office wbich he has filled holy importance, as may well be exwith the most unwearied attention, pected to impress upon the hearts of greatly to the advantage of the Insti- its hearers every spiritual conviction tution and to his own credit.
that can conciliatc them to a generous
support of the philanthropic views of Pere lieth the body of Betty Bowden, the Institution, and to a willing adop. Who would live longer but she couden;ť tion of the moral principles of Chris. Sorrow and grief inade her decay, tianity, as they are enjoined in the Till her bad leg cardshie away. Gospel of Jesus Christ for the sanctification and peace of mankind.
In Kingsbridge church-yard, on a We now close this imperfect skelch of man who was too poor to be baried the professional life of a Clergynan of with his rich relations in the church. our National Church, whose principal
Here iie I at the chancel door ; aim in taking upon himself the minis
Jlere (lie because I'm poor : terial office he has proved by bis con- The further in the more to pay; duct to have been an ardent desire to
Here I lie as warm as they. reader himself useful to his fellowcreatures, a faithful labourer in the vineyard of bis Divine Master, and The following was put on the grateto preserve throughout his miuistra- stouc of a tragedian ai bis desire;tion « eas mensuras quas nobis per
Exit Burbridge. Legislatorem lex spirilualis enuncial.” if, as the learned Verulam has writ.
Hear lies body ten, “ praise is the reflection of virtue,"
of Steerin Richman, we would conclude that it is impossible
Master of Arts; Hee to speak of virtuous examples without
dyed the Ilth of Aprill, 25. commendation; and, as we as much
Reader, thou must unto the dust contemn the language of adulation as
Com heare an lye as weli as jy the humble minded individual can pus. Till earib be burnt, sibly do ils application to himself, whom
and the skins we have taken upon us to jutroduce to Shall bee no more our readers in this memoir, we would
our cannopies. be understood as having spoken the truth in love;" and as having traced
On Sir Philip Sidney: tbe cbaracter of a “ fuithful and wise steward" of the Christian household in England hath his body, for she it fed ; the outline of an exemplar, which, in The Heavens Kath his soul,
Netherland his blood, in her dcfeuce shed: our conscieuces, we feel to be correct.
The Arts have his fame, To have done otherwise would have The Souldier bis grief, been to depart from biograpbical im- The World his good name. partiality. Thus satisfied with the justice of our motive, we conclude by expressing our uufeigned wishes, that the In Stoke-Flemiog Church, Devon, by church of our couotry may long reap
Doctor Wolcot, alias Peter Pindar :the benefit of his able and sincere scr. In Memory of Margaret Southcotte, who vices; and that those consolations of died the 27th of August, 1786, aged 1! pure and undefiled religion, whicb, with years and 9 months. so much upwearied diligence, he strives Beneath this stone, in sweet repose, to make the blessing of those who be. The friend of all, a fair one lies ; long to his spiritual charge, inay be the
Yet hence let Sorrow vent her woes, joy and recompense of a life well spent,
Far hence let Pity pour her sigbs. and a ministry faithfully fulfilled; until Tho' every hour thy life approv'd,
The muse the strain of grief forbcars ; a death full of peace and hope, sball consecrate his mortal labours to the
Nor wishes, tho' by all belov’d,
To call thee to a world of cares, possession of a happy iminortality!
Best of thy sex, alas! farewell,
From this dark scene removed to shino Where purest shades of mortals dwell,
And virtue wails to welcome obine. REMARKABLE EPITAPHS.
An ill-patured critic wrole the followN a grave stone in Slaverton ing under these beautiful lines:
Can a Southcotte be said to deserve all the Church-yard :
praise Which above in the rhymes may be seed?
But 'tis not impossible, since the stone says, * Origen—" to measure his efforts by the
She had not reached the age of thirtero ! whole spiritual law as it has been given to us by our lawgiver.”
7 Could not
EXTRACTS FROM A LAWYER'S residents in the neighbourhood, supo PORTFOLIO.
plied us with a pocket Virgil, and, (Continued from Vol. LXXIII. page 478.)
as the newest guest, my chapce had
precedence. I opened the oracular T has been mentioned in some part volume with due solemoity, and fouod jometimes called me to the Isle of Man. the Georgics, One of those onforeseen combinations of events which we are pleased to call
“ Some days are fortunate the fifth be
ware!” chance carried me thither at that period of the year wbich Manxmeu still distin.
The company amused themselves with guish by a few of their ancient supersti- a few constrained jests, and prolonged tions. Then begin the operations of a the conversation till day-break, more certain familiar spirit, whose nightly through fear of retiring into solitude labours in the Rower garden or field and darkness, than from the spirit of are repaid by a piece of silver depo- conviviality. If the Virgilian oracle sited on the threshold. I arrived on had made any impression on my mind, May eve, and found the good farmer it was effaced next day by my host's at whose bouse my stay, was expected, clamorous complaints that he had lost a full of preparation for the mock battle silver ewer of rare antiquity, which his between summer and winter usually dame had persuaded bim to lend the exhibited on the next morn. Lawyers May-damsels for the embellishment of are not celebrated for their readiness to their pole. Such an article, in a spot partake such pastoral and amicable com- like the Isle of Man, was not likely to bats; but there is a tradition extant be sold or converted into bullion with. which ascribes to the may-pole the out detection, and the farmer was ad. dignity of a wand of justice, and in vised to employ his strictest enquiries forms us that courts of law once assen)- on the coast, from whence the felon bled round it. Perhaps this tradition would probably convey it. I went with gave new zest to the curiosity with him to the sea port town of Ramsey, which I awoke to attend the festival where we found opportunities to view of milk-maids and farmers' boys loaded the crews and consult the caplains of with garlands and mock silver cups. several vessels, in one of which The latter were too often filled and noticed a man whose apparel was sinemptied to allow much order in the gularly loose and ill-suited. It would procession; but the mirthful carols and have been more accurate to have said, grotesque dances of the Manx girls drew I alone noticed this sailor, for I feared a train of spectators, including my ho. to call my angry and revengeful compa. nest old host, with all his family and nion's allention towards him, and he guests The day ended as convivially soon disappeared. The owner of the as it had begon; but as twelve hours
' Jost ewer relurned honie in a churlish unceasing exertion must exhaust the humour, having found no clue to guide best animal spirits, ours gradually sunk his search, and I availed myself gladly from clamorous jests into sad tales of an invitation to visit the deemsler, of witchcraft, dreams, and omens. if whose distant residence would remove the Isle of Man deserves to be called me beyond the litigious farmer's reach. the heaven of lawyers, it is also the Like many discerning men, whose cir. paradise of prophetesses and soothsavers. cunstances have secluded them in a The charming enchantress described by narrow circle, the deemster had ex. a modern bard must have visited it pended the vigour of his mind on ab. 10 form her garland of dreams. We strise and occult sciences. le bewere all probably under the influence lieved in necromancy, and had stored of this enchantress, for every one of his library with all the judicial exathe company bad some striking dream minations of ajiches recorded by French of mysterious presentiment to relate. lawyers, to the disgrace of the sixteenth Ous narratives suggested a proposal 10 century. I was too much fatigued in try that mode of divinaton called the body, and too incredulous in juind, to Sortes Virgilianæ, and celebrated in listen without many hints at the latemany authentic anecdotes of eminent ness of the hour, which the deemster men. A young Gascon, who obtained seemed very unwilling to understand, bread by teaching a little French to and al length asked me, in a lowered the daughters of some fashionable tone, if i had ever read Burton's Europ. Mag. Vol. LXXIV. July 1818.