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darkness, by the very means which mit a naine of so much celebrity, with those powers adopted to defeat him in all its due honour, to a distant postethe moment when the celestial gloryrity. The parsonage house, where, that surrounded him during his minis- in studious and dignified retirement, try, and life itself, were withdrawing he has so long resided, is a commoditheir last rays from our horizon, to ous dwelling, and contains one noble cause the dawn of an immortal day to room, built by himself, richly furthe long-benighted race of man.
nished, with an extensive and valuable library, in which a fine collection of
all the great works in the department Dr. Pabr.-Extract from Mr. Fields of verbal criticism, classical literature
“ Historical and Descriptive Ac- and theology, hold a pre-eminent stacount of the Town and Castle of tion. Warwick, and of the neighbouring “ At a small distance from the parTowns and Villages within the Cire sonage house is the pleasing village cuit of Ten Miles.”—Pp. 364, &c. church, in which this very learned
, highly distinguished as the the attentive regularity, and all the chosen residence, for so many past solicitous care of the most exemplary years, of one of the greatest scholars parish priest. The interior is embeland most enlightened men of the
lished, chiefly by his taste and liber,
present age. It is hardly necessary to ality, with every suitable decoration, subjoin the name of the Rev. Dr. Parr, especially in the beautiful painted of whom it still remains to be regretted, glass with which the windows are
adorned. Of the numerous montithat no literary work has yet pro- mental inscriptions suspended round ceeded from his pen * worthy to trans
the walls, several are proved by their *“ Yet the following, it must be production of his pen; and of these,
classical purity and elegance to be the gratefully ackuowledged, is no scanty list three are consecrated to the memory of works, with which the learned Doctor of the members of his own family, all has already favoured the public. A Sermon on Education, preached at Norwich. of whom it is his melancholy fate to A Sermon called Phileleutheros Norfolci- survive." ensis, which the writer is said to consider as his best composition. A second and tains, amidst much valuable instruction, much larger Discourse on Education, with on many interesting and important subcopious notes. These were published jects, a masterly discussion of a question during his residence at Norwich.
in which the justice, the policy and the “ Since his residence at Halton, he has humanity of this country are equally and published a Spital Sermon, which, with the highly concerned, viz. the state of its notes, would form a common 8vo. volume. criminal code. A Fast Sermon. A Letter from Irenopolis “In the Monthly Reriew and British to the inhabitants of Eleutheropolis. A Leto Critic, are also several articles from his ter to a neighbouring clergyman, in which pen. But he is indebted for much of his a variety of topics, literary and political are literary fame to his great skill in writing discussed. A yet larger work, addressed Latiu and English ioscriptions : of which to a Co-Editor, in which he vindicates his the number already amounts to thirty; honour from unjust aspersion, and deli- and among which, three-to the memory vers his opinion upon many interesting of Mr. Gibbon, Dr. Johnson and Sir John topics of literature and criticism. Tracts Moore, are highly distinguished; and two of Warburton and a Warburtonian, of -to the memory of Mr. Burke and Mr. which the preface and dedication abound Fox,-are said to be written with great with proofs of his erudition, taste and effort, but have not seen the light. His wit ; and of which the composition has manuscript sermons aud discussions upon been much admired. A Latin preface to many points of literature and metaphysome learned tracts of Bellendenus. sies, are known to his friends to be nuCharacters of Charles James Fox, 2 vols. merous; but he seems to have a peculiar 8vo., of which the first volume closes and almost iuvincible dislike to publicawith a portrait of that greatest of modern tion, and there is, uvhappily, a rumour statesmen, pleasingly and powerfully de. that all his manuscripts are ordered to be lineated by the Editor himself; and the destroyed, after his decease." second, consisting wholly of notes, con.
Appeal in behalf of Manchester College, York.
July 19, 1823.
very praiseworthy, but I also think
Examinations held in Manches- and has an unfortunate effect. Giving ter College, York, I was, in common money, like every other act, may bewith every visitor, highly gratified with come a habit, and the more it is exer. the whole of the late examination, and cised the less irksome in general it the social meetings of the friends of the will become; we have a striking proof College held after each day's labour. in confirmation of this position in the It is much to be regretted that.a more continual collections made by the numerous assemblage of the friends and Methodists. When it is considered supporters of the College do not at- that numerous congregations in our tend these interesting periodical meet- connexion are now profiting by the ings. It would, doubtless, be pleasing ministry of York Students, and each to the Tutors to have more witnesses in its turn must look to the College of the success attending their indefa- for a supply, I cannot for a moment tigable labours; and the expectation believe that offence could be taken by of having to exhibit their attainments any, person, if the minister of every before a more numerous assembly Unitarian congregation in the kingwould stimulate the students to greater dom were to give notice of his intenexertions. I may also safely assert, tion to preach an annual sermon, and that every subscriber who has the make an annual collection, for the bepower to attend and yet refrains, de- nefit of the York College. It is true, prives himself of a rational and satis- that our more opulent brethren have factory enjoyment.
it in their power, and do essentially I recollect only one subject of regret assist the College, by regular annual at our late meeting, and that was the subscriptions paid to the deputy treaannouncement by our worthy Trea- surers; but what a number of respecsurer of a deficiency in the funds of table tradesmen and others there are the College for the present year, which to whom it would be inconvenient fall short of the expenditure upwards to be called upon as regular subscri of £200. In consequence of this de-. bers, and yet would willingly give their falcation, four new candidates for ad- shilling or half crown, as they could mission on the Foundation in the en- afford it, at a chapel collection, and suing Session, can only be admitted which, I am persuaded, would, in the on condition of their accepting half aggregate, amount to a very considethe usual exhibition. A resolution was rable sum annually! When we consialso passed, that in future only one der the progress divine truth, as we student should be admitted on the believe it was preached by Jesus and Foundation for two that went out, his apostles, is now making at home, until the number was reduced to and the boundless field opening for twelve, unless such addition was made Unitarian missions in the East, it is to the income, in the mean time, as our paramount duty to use every enshould render this measure unneces- deavour to enable the College to supsary. I hope and trust, for the credit port double the present number of of the Unitarian cause, that we shall students on the Foundation, rather than never feel a necessity for acting upon be under the necessity of excluding this resolution. Surely, it can only be one well-qualified candidate. Hoping needful to proclaim the want, and the to see this important subject advocated funds will be forthcoming. There is by those possessing far more influence one source of income which has al- than myself, I remain, &c. ways appeared to me peculiarly appro
B. priate to the support of the College, and of which very little advantage is
July 7, 1823. taken. I allude to stated congrega. A C.351) after the Rev.Johu Holt
, tional collections. In the Report read, it appeared that only three of these (not Hope,) will find (VIII. 576) that collections had been made since Au. he was educated at Glasgow : his gust last. I know that many of our tombstone, in Warrington chapel-yard, ministers feel a delicacy about pro- will probably supply his age, from posing collections to their flocks, and which a tolerable conjecture may be
am aware that the motive inay be formed of the time when he went to
College ; and a reference to the Col- tions cannot be learned. The most lege-records will probably furnish the likely person, now living, to give any exact date. The probate of his Will additional information concerning him, (p. 577) may easily be found at the is Mrs. Barbauld; who lived at War: proper ecclesiastical court, from which, rington during the whole period of indeed, it seems the names of his rela. Mr. Holt's residence there. V. F.
Mr. Bowring's “ Matins and Vespers.” [A delightful little volume of devotional poetry has been just published by Mr. Bowring under the above title. Our readers may remember some of them which the author liberally communicated to one of our former volumes. We thank him for giving them to the public, being persuaded that they will cherish the spirit of pure and rational piety in every reader. They display equally the imagination of the poet and the feeling of the Christian. "No manual of devotion is better fitted to lie beside the Bible in the closet where prayer is wont to be made to Him that seeth in secret.]
“ Let not your hearts be troubled, but confide
I hasten to prepare
O night! how beautiful thy golden dress,
Poetry-Mr. Bowring's " Matins and Vespers."
Death? they may call thee what they will, but thou
Come forth in thy purple robes again,
Thou brightest star of heaven! Another day the Guardian of men
Has to His children given.
My soul! to thy Maker ascend,
To thy Father and thy Friend.
Devotion's offering ;
With thine and creation's King !
,-a thousand things
To form an anthem to Him.
And the chorus of the sea;
Re-echo the harmony.
Thro' the firmament's golden doors;
Scatters our path with flowers.
That in nature no charms can see;
To the eye of piety.
And deaf indeed is the clay-cold ear,
That no sounds of music greet;
Is half so exquisite.
So eagerly, fondly chase,
Invite his present embrace ?
More privileged than we?
And dwell in palaces bright;
And be clad in robes of light:
Will o'er their possessions close;
The more they are destined to lose.
The portion which God has given;
And the heritor of heaven.
That roll in glory afar ;
Is sprinkled with many a star.
Is the light that beams from on high,
To the shrine of eternal joy :
And there the tired spirit shall rest;
Of the mansions of the blest.