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made good his general proposition; greater consideration than has been whether its application in every in- given to it in modern times, and the stance be just and whether more might religious public is indebted to the not have been usefully said of the leamed preacher for bringing it forexceptions to the rule, may adınit of ward. inquiry. The subject is entitled to



De Corsica.
Barbara præruptis insula est Corsica saxis

Horrida desertis undique vasta locis ;
Non poma Autumnis, segetes non educat Æstas,

Canaque Palladio munere bruma caret ;
Umbrarum nullo Ver est lætabile fætis,

Nullaque in infausto nascitur herba solo;
Non panis, non haustus aquæ, non ultimus ignis;

Híc sola hæc duæ sunt, Exsul et Exilium.

The rude bleak rocks that guard this Isle express
The sayage prospect of its nakedness,

Á Besart all around;
No golden fruit the nellow Autumn flings

"Upon the fertile ground;
No rip'ning cropsthe smiling Summer brings,
No Winter-olive grows,

("Palladio munere") No where Spring spreads around her leafy wings,

Her Zephyr never blows;
No verdure blooms within this hapless Isle

Neath show'r and sunshine born;
No flowers,—no crystal streams, no Funeral pile

Around which friends may mourn;
Ah here! from all Man's sweet Society apart,

But these exist -- Sad Exile and a Banished Heart.


R. B.


U23 pik u se • Of the eight Epigrams,- Hæc in schædis Pythæanis palam Senecæ adscribuntur," in the folio edition, this is one, and “ De Temporum Mutabilitate," inserted and paraphrased in the Repository for August, p. 479, is another. The latter being there erroneously stated to be a passage in que of Seneca's Tragediesemond

What a striking illustration this Epigram presents of the influence of Exile, in acerbating the mind, even of a great inan! Barren, however, as Corsica may be, it gave birth to another, and more celebrated exile ---Napoleon, ju

To find such men as Seneca and Napoleon, as well as some of the most distia guished of our own countrymen pining in exile, while it may cause us to heave a sigh for the weakness of human nature, should teach us how to prize the blessings of society and liberty.

R. D.

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1823. July 20, at Dundee, Scotland, within some years of his death, conducted of a short illness, DAVID Hugns, for a large boarding and day-school. . In this many years a wember of the Unitarian capacity he gained the gratitude of many church in that place. He was a member excellent persons, who considered iheinof the first Uuitarian church established selves under great obligations to him for in Scotland, by Mr. Christie, of Mon- the ability and faitlıfulness with which he trose ; and also the first who joined Mr. discharged the duties of his station. The Palmer in Dundee, where he gave zealous respected subject of this notice was reand effeccnal support to that gentleman, markable for a quickness of susceptibility, in his endeavours to establish a Unitarian - which, while it sometimes evinced itself church iu that place.

in a trausient irritability of temper, rendered him habitually alive to every call

of duty, and disposed him to take a deep August 28, at Bridport, the Rev. interest in the welfare of all who had MATTAEW ANSTIS. A few particulars, claims upon him. His readiness to symwhich have been ascertained respecting pathize with suffering, his lively concern the life of one who was known to many for the wélfare of mankind, especially as readers of the Monthly Repository, and a identified with the progress of truth and brief notice of his worth of character, liberty, and his liberality, amounting at will, perhaps, not be thought unsuitable times to profusion, in pecuviary contribufor insertion here. Mr. Anstis was born tions, whether for the aid of individuals at St. Germains, in Cornwall, Feb. 27, or for public purposes, will not soon be 1740. A pear relative gires the following forgotten by those who had the best opaccount of his early history : “ You are portunities of estimating his character, aware that his situatiou in the country, in ju rather early life Mr. Anstis adopted early life, prevented him from haviug the the Unitarian system, and was an avowed benefit of a classical education, and it was believer in “ One God and one Mediator not until about the 17th year of his age between God and mev, the man Christ that he entered upon a course of study Jesus," at a time when the great majority with the Rev. Thomas Morgad, the Dissentó of Unitarians in the West of England ing minister at Liskeard, preparatory to still held Arian opinions respecting the his going to the Academy at Carmartheu; person of Christ. Although he withdrew where I find he was in the years 1762 from the charge of a congregation, he aud 1763, under the tuition of the Rev. still occasionally preached, and never reJames Thomas. Here he formed an ac- laxed in his zeal for the diffusion of pure quaintance with Mr. David Jones, late of Christianity. The writer of this knew Newberry, aud corresponded with this Mr. Arstis only after the burden of fourgentleman till his death a few years ago ; score years had impaired his energies, he also corresponded with his tutor for and is therefore not competent to speak some years. I think he must have left of what he was in the full vigour of life. the Academy about the year 1765, and It was pleasing, however, to observe that gone to serve the Dissenting Meeting- amidst bodily and mental infirmities, he house at Falmouth : but as his religious never ceased to realize the full assurance views did not accord with the general of faith in the One Truc God, the God tone of his congregation, and as he was and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and not inclined to conceal what he believed, that this faith enabled the sufferer to he did not long remain there, but in the express his firm conviction, in the subyear 1766 went to Colyton, in Devonshire, lime and beautiful sentiment of the venewhere he preached for a short time, not, rable Lindsey, that “all things are from I think, more than a year, and kept a God, and for good to all.", sehool. I hardly know when he first

W. B. G. went to Bridport, but I think it must have been about the year 1767." For a [Mr. Anstis was a liberal contributor few years after he became a resident in to various Unitarian charities, under the Bridport, Mr. Anstis performed the du signature of Senex Cornubiensis. He held ties of the pastoral office to a small so. a peculiar opinion with regard to the ciety of Dissenters at a village in the Lord's Supper, which he asserted and vicinity. He was induced, however, by defended in several volumes of the Monthwhat particular circumstances does not ly Repository, in papers signed P. K. appear, after a time to devote his atten- The reader is referred to Vol. III. p. 495, tion tó the education of youth, and till and Vol. X. pp. 571 and 749. There is

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also a paper of his, " on the Judgment than he had; or 'could more easily and of the World by Jesus Christ,” Vol. III. thoroughly see into the real character p. 39, to which his intimate friend, the and intentions of men. He was distinlate Mr. Howe, of Bridport, replied in guished for a lore of order, and executed the same rolame, pp. 563 and 605.] any little mechavical work, of which he

was very fond, with peculiar neatness Oct. 1, at Key, West Thomson's Island, and was no mean judge of painting ; and

He had an exquisite relish for poetry, West Indies, Lieutenant - STEPHEN Ro. GERS, of the Aunerican Marine

Corps, the had he applied' his attention to it, it is sixth and only surviving son of the vene- believed, by some who were acquainted rable William Rogers, D. D., of Phila- with hiin, that he would have been no delphia. He was carried off in the 24th mean proficient in this charming art. year of his age by the yellow fever, and "This opinion

is formed from a portrait of which he is supposed to have caught

by the Musical Coal Man, which be estecated attendance upon the sick ; so that he feit during

his residence in the metropolis. a sacrifice to his humanity! He appears prudence and industry were exemplary;

As a tradesman, Mr. Wood's punctuality, to have been an amiable and interesting youth, possessing all those qualities which which, together with the urbanity of his endear the child to the parental heart. manners, and his cheerful accommodating lu 1818, he graduated at Brown Univer: temper, rendered him very successful. fi sity, Providence, Rhode Island, and subsocial intercourse he was a delightful sequently at Nassau College, New

Jersey. companion; the life of every friendly At both of these literary institutions his circle in which he appeared. He had a talents and attainments ensured to him rich fund of anecdotes, which he used to academical distinction. Having entered

relate with great propriety and charai; the navy of the United States, he was sometimes with the most pertinent effect; acting under Commodore Porter, the ob he often benefited while he pleased, and

could instruct." He was also, ject of whose

commission was, with his though peculiarly unpretending in his resquadron, to scour the seas of those pi ligious professions, a sintere and pious rates by which they had been long in. Christian ; whilst he lived in London, he fested." A favourite with his superior attended upon the ministrations of the officers, he would have risen to eminence Rev. Frapeis Spilsbury and the Rev. Hugh in the service of his beloved country. But Farmer. For their memory he ever rethese flattering 'prospects have been ter , minated by a premature dissolution. Mysoften to express his thankfulness to Pro

tained the utmost revérebee, and used terious Ruler---so it hath 'seemed good in thy sight ! " His excellent parents, and

vidence, which had so disposed his lot, three sorrowing sisters, whose loss is ir two such men ; ' from which he had, as

as to permit him to enjoy the ministry of reparable, have drunk too deeply into the spirit of the glorious gospel of the blessed ing life, derived the most important and

was very evident through all his succeedGod, not to bow submissively to the will lasting benefit. He was also a frequent, of heaven. In the eye of Christiau faith, if not quite a regular, attendant on the and beneath the beamings of Christian evening lectures of the Rev. Dr. Fordyce, hope, these distressing bereavements are

at Moukwell Street. While at Sheffield only so much taken from the enjoy, he attended at the Upper Chapel, upou ment' of time to eurich the prospect of the valuable ministerial services of the eternity p110

Rev. Messrs. Evans and Dickenson,

J. E. ) prit ( ! 10.0fbirland til 7. November 7, at Bury, Lancashire, in

* Mr. Dickenson the writer of this - the 83rd year of his age, Mr. ABRAM article never knew; but he has often

Wood, ironmonger, of this place. He heard him spoken of in the highest terms -tv was the son of a respectable farmer, a by those who did know him, both as a

truly conscientious aud pious man, and man and a preacher. Mr. Erans was one sie was born at Stubbins, about four miles of the first friends of the writer's minis

distant. In the early part of his life Mr. terial life ; and a better Christian, or a Wood lived in London. He afterwards

more judicious divine, he has berer w opened a shop as au ironinonger in Shef- known He was, indeed, a scribe well

field, whence, more than forty years ago, instructed to the kingdom of God; and he removed to this town, where he has of him it may, with the greatest justice, continued in the same line of business be said, ever since. Mr. Wood was possessed of a very strong, intelligent, comprehensive

“ He shewed the path to heaven, and and penetrating mind. Few persons have

led the way." a greater knowledge of the human heart The writer would have felt uncasy if he

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Obituary.- Mr. Charles Taylor.-Thomas Lord Erskine. 733 circumstance which he often spoke of stance deserves particular notice ; after with the warmest gratitude and pleasure. he found himself, from the infirmities of As long as ever the state of his health age, incapable of attending much to buwould permit, he was a constant and siness, he spent a very considerable porexemplary attendant on the public exer- tion of his time in the perusal of the cises of religion. He felt a very warm Scriptures, and, in a peculiarly neat and interest in the welfare of the religious legible hand, transcribing, in well-arsociety to which he belonged, and took ranged and orderly sections, those pas

particular pleasure in superintending and sages which most struck him. This pracdirecting any work that was to be done tice, as he observed to the writer of this about the chapel, a task that was always account, he found of great service to him

assigned him by his fellow-worshipers. under the weakness with which the apAlthough his catholicism was unbounded, proach of mortality was attended. I band he loved, as he was loved by most, cannot now reason much," said he, “but

good men of all parties and denomina- different passages of Scripture are often
tious, he was a firm Dissenter and a steady, occurring to my mind, and afford me
consistent Unitarian, using that term in suitable and unspeakable consolation."
lits broad, legitimate sense, i. e. as com- He could look up to his heavenly Father,

prehending all who pray to God the Fa- and say, inup sebzis lle gulesenog sistvo
rather only, through Jesus Christ our Lord. «

« When nature sinks and spirits droop,
Bir Wood married Miss Jackson, of vil!
Leeds, one of the best of women, and to dea Thy promises of grace
whom he was always a most kind and And there I write thy praise."1998

Are pillars to support my hope, vis usaffectionate husband. He was particu-edzot

Jarly distinguished by the tender attention Thus lived and thus died this excellent

he paid her during a heavy affliction, un-hman! By his decease many persons have Bader which she laboured for many years, been deprived of an esteemed acquaintin the latter part of her life. She died ance; some of a valuable beloved relative;

about seven years ago. By her he had the Christian society to which he belonged Butivo sons, who survive him, and by whom of a consistent, greatly-respected, and its ad their father's memory will be ever held coldest member ; and what is of greater od dear. By the wise and judicious treat-o moment still, the world has lost an ho. stament of them he adopted, by making mest man. But the day is coming when

himself their companion and friend, he uthey shall see him again! May all who bo xendered his intercourse with them de knew and respected him imitate his vir-olightful, their home desirable and happy, tuess that their latter end, may be like 3o and formed them to usefulness

and res his. And when they shall have accomto pectability. As Mr. Wood's life had been plished their appointed course of duty es honourable, useful and pious, his death, and trial, nay they, like him, have only -Inas might be expected, was attended by to wait for their reward, from the Capbu that peace which marks the end of the tain of their salvation, olg ont to than

a perfect and upright man. One circum- in sdt o foviezindwa viod of tou W. A. also turbatinar

strin Bury, November 22, 1823.1989d 10 997

Tuitaito lo eging Tils9u9d bus if had not paid this feeble tribute of grateful to November 13, in his 66th year, Mr. 6100 respect to the memory of this good man. CHARLES TAYLOR, late of Hatton Garden, od He hopes, also, to be excused if he uses the London. He was for many years the a present as an opportunity to express his Editor and Principal Contributor of the

best wishes for the prosperity and happi- Literary Panorama. He distinguished

ness of the religious society assembling himself in the Baptist Controversy, by દdd} at the Upper Chapel, Sheffield, and for publishing “ Facts and

on the 113

the abundant success of the labours of Subject of Baptism." Tadic are inamr)

the fathers of the present members of edition of Dr. Wells useful book on 5 * that body, perhaps from some few present Scripture Geography. But his most va000 einig

remaining members themselves, he re. luable work is Calmet's Dictionary, which

ceived the most kind and friendly atten- he published with Facts atid Illustrations,

tions, during his residence in their neigh. &c. It is thought that the labour of get19 bourhood iu early life ; and while meinoryting a fourth and much-iniproved edition 29

lasts, the recollection of the many de. of that work through the press hastened 5:16 lightful hours he has passed among them, his dissolution aide byvomisi 90

his dissolution, 9701 sousu bisa 30 both in the house of God and the enjoy, siydia

ment of private social intercourse, will at Almondale, in Scotland, in Lot bc ever dear; while his heart can breathe


75th year, the Right Hon. Thromas a wish, its most fervent wishes will be LORD ERSKINE. (Of this distinguished breathed for the welfare of that society. advocate and frieud of Liberty, we shall

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probably communicate soine further ac. consigned to the narrow house. The count hereafter.)

occasion was improved by a discourse

from our Lord's words,—Therefore be Nov. 18, at Bristol, aged 64, after a' ye also ready." short illness, the Rev. SAMUEL LOWELL, upwards of twenty-four years minister of Dec. 7, at Bridport, JOSEPH GUNDRY, the Independent Chapel in Bridge Street, Esq., aged 73. The subject of this no of that city. He possessed respectable tice passed through life in the modest talents and enjoyed considerable reputa- discharge of its various duties, and extation as a preacher. He was generally perienced few of those vicissitudes which supposed to belong to that large class of furnish matter for interesting biography, Christians who are called Moderate Cal- In every relation of domestic and convinists. He was formerly minister of a mercial life, he secured the affection and congregation of that faith at Woodbridge, esteem of those who knew bim, by his in Suffolk. Whilst there he published, in unpretending excellence of character. As 1794, “ Two Serions," entitled, “ The a member of religious society, his firm Mystery of Providence and Grace, and attachment to Unitarian principles, his The Sins of Britain," and, in 1795, a readioess to aid in promoting their diffuSermon against “Superstition," " Sug- sion, and his exemplary regularity in gested by the late Consecration of Colours attending the worship of God, demand in various parts of this Kingdom.” The particular votice. Till within a fort. free sentiments contained in the latter night of his death, he ceased not to Oce were far from pleasing to some of the cupy his place in the house “ where author's religious connexious. About prayer is wont to be made," although the time of his leaving Woodbridge for for many months the infirmities of age Bristol, Mr. Lowell published an 8vo. pressed so heavily upon him, that novolume of Sermons, which have been thing but a deep conviction of the imporpraised for their moderation, good sense, tance of the service could have sustained aud easy composition.

him in the performance of it. His family

and friends treasure up the recollection 29, aged 26 years, ANN, wife of of his varions excellencies with pensive James Hill, Esq., Wisbeach,

pleasure, and are encouraged to bope

that he was in some good measure qualiDec. 19, at Wisbeach, Mrs. FARDELL, fied, by humble piety and sterling virtue, wife of Mr. Fardell, Leather Merchant. for admission to the society of the blessed She was present at Mrs. Hill's Funeral in the life to come. Sermon apparently in good health, and on

W. B. G. the second Sunday after, she was herselt


forth from individuals present a series of DOMESTIC.

interesting speeches, some of which fur. Unitarian Chapel in the Potteries.

nished the company with most gratifying

information as to the progress of that The above Chapel was opened for righteous cause in this and in other parts public worship on Wednesday, November of the world. The pervading spirit of 19. The introductory part of the morné the meeting, seemed to be one of satis ing service was conducted by the Rev. faction and delight, not unrpingled with H. Hutton, of Birmiugham, and the Rev. wonder at the new and pleasing situation J. H. -Bravsby, of Dudley, after which, in which they were placed, that being the the Rev. R. Aspland preached an appro• first meeting of the kind ever held in this priate sermon from Acts xxiv. 14-16. important and populous district. fa the The discourse was, an Apology for the erening, the Rev. J. Yates delivered a Professors of Unitarianism, the topics of discourse on the Superior Obligations to which were suggested by the language Virtuous Conduct arising from the Suand conduct of the Apostle of the Ger- perior Purity of Unitarian Principles. tiles. After the service, the ministers On 'the following evening, a sermon and other friends, who favoured us with was preached at Newcastle, distant from their presence, sat down to an economical Hanley about two miles, by the Rev. diquer, Mr. Aspland in the Chair. When J. H. Bransby, on the Advantages of the cloth was withdrawn, a succession of Public Worship; and, on the followiog sentiments and vames were given from Sanday, Mr. Aspland preached again the Chair, connected with the cause of at Hauley twice. The services were truth, virtue and liberty, which called well attended, and the collection liberal,


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