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345 Poor Jewry Lane. Ile was eclucated Lane at the same time that he was in Calvinism, and was first settled over pastor at Newington Green; he cona congregation professing that system tinued here till bis acceptance of the at Abingdon, in Berkshire. Whilst pastorship, in 1770, at the Gravel Pit, here, he published three practical Dis- Hackney. courses to young persons, which he John Calder, D.D. is the last name afterwards suppressed, Mr. Wilson on this distinguished list. We extract savs, on account of their evangelical Mr. Wilson's account of him: tendency," meaning, we suppose, on Upon the resignation of Dr. Price, account of their inculcating the doc- the afternoon service in Poor Jewry Lane trines of John Calvin, which Dr. Ben-, was undertaken by Dr. Calder. This genson in the maturity of his understanding tleman (who is still living) is a native of renounced as odious corruptions of the Scotland, and received his education in the gospel.
University of Aberdeen, from whence he Mr. Wilson charges Dr. Benson's received his degree. He was settled some “Account of Calvin's causing Servetus time with a congregation at Alnwick, in to be burned" with exaggeration. We Northumberland, where he married a lady think the charge groundless. The of considerable fortune. From thence he death of the Unitarian martyris brought removed to London, and succeeded Dr.
After the home by a chain of unquestionable Price as already mentioned. evidence to the Genevan dogmatist, Lane, Dr. Calder retired to Hammersmith,
dissolution of the society in Poor Jewry whose language concerning the mur
where he devoted himself chiefly to his lidered Spaniard, after the tragical deed, terary lahours. Since that time he has not convicts him of a barbarousness of undertaken any stated work in the miheart which is rare even in the annals nistry, and he is now a member of Mr. of persecution. It is due to Mr. Wil- Belsham's congregation in Essex Street." son to state that he avows in measured
Dr. Calder is since dead. He left a terms his disapprobation of Calvin's
valuable library, chiefly numismatic, conduct in this affair. In delineating Dr. Benson's cha- with the late Dr. Towers's, hy public
which was not long ago sold, together facter, the historian is betrayed by his auction. For a short period, Dr. Cal. zeal for his own system of faith into der was Librarian of Dr. Williams's reflections, resembling those which deform the picture which he has given of
Library, Red-Cross Street.
This brief notice may possibly inDr. Lardner, Elenezer Raddiff (Radcliffe,) who furnish a complete memoir.
duce some of his surviving friends to changed the style of Reverend for that
The latter end of Poor Jewry Lane of Esquire, was living when Mr. Wilson drew up the account of him, but instance of the mutability of all that is
Meeting-House exhibits a melancholy died shortly after. We inserted (V: human and of the degeneracy of insti707—711) an interesting Memoir of him from the pen of a near friend. of successive individuals. After having
tutions which depend upon the talents His first settlement as a minister is been shut up a short time it was rethere said to have been at Boston, not Mr. Radcliffe's Sermon on the refusal Conmon Prayer-Book, and the other at Stamford, as stated by Mr. Wilson. opened by a new people, termed a
chapel, furnished with an organ and a of the repeal of the Test Act in 1772, attractive et celera of Calvinistic Meis said by our Author, with apparent thodists, the name itself of Poor Jewry acquiescence, to have been considered Lane giving place to that of Jewry at the time much too violent:" but
Street. what publication against injustice and
Our author manifestly droops with oppression ever escaped this accusation? his subject; his account of the conit has been humourously said that the verted place of worship. is scarcely verb reform has no present tense; and the efforts of reformers have been al- above the style of the Obituary of the ways pronounced by such as are wise Evangelical Magazine. He takes apin their generation to be ill-zimned and parently as much pleasure in the mic
nute biography of obscure, however imprudent. Richard Price, D. D. was afternoon Benson. A short memoir is given in
virtuous, preachers as of Lardner and (or evening?*) preacher at Poor Jewry
a note of Ilenry Mead, who "was very See Review of Morgan's Life of Price, Mon. Repos. X. 505.
. “ Private information."
near becoming minister of Jewry Street many of our pages. Our notices of the Chapel, and had purchased the organ, remaining historical and biographical which was built for the little Minories articles will be more brief; we antiChurch." The names of the actual cipate less and less occasion for ani. ministers of this Chapel, from the pe- madversions on the historian. riod of its becoming such to that of this publication, are William Aldridge, Art. III.-A Solemn Review of the Richard: Povah, and John Ball.
Custom of War; shewing that War Mr. Aldridge was one of Lady Hun- is the Effect of popular Delusion; tingdon's students. He left her con- with a Proposal for a Remedy. 8vo. nexion and became in 1776 stated mi- pp. 16. [Price 3d. or 2s.6d. per nister at Jewry Street, where he conti- Dozen.] Souter, Palerncater Row.
THIS is the first number of the lished a funeral sermon on the death of Tracts of the Society for preventing his patroness, the Countess of Hun- War. We hail the rise of such a Sotingdon, and “ The Doctrine of the ciety, and insert with pleasure the Trinity stateil, proved, and defended." three first Resolutions of the persons He was occasionally assisted by“ a Mr. composing it, explanatory of its obBryan,” also a stúdent at Trevecca, ject :who obtained holy orders from Eras
“ London Coffee House, mus, a Greek Bishop, who visited
“ March 20, 1816. London in the year 1763, and ordained " At a meeting of friends to the several persons that could not procure principle of this Society, Sir Richard ordination from the English Bishops. Phillips having been invited to take Mr. Bryan became minister of a con- the chair, the following Resolutions gregation at Sheffield, but " was af- were passed :ficted for many years, at intervals, “1. That a Society be now formed with an unhappy dejection of spirits, whose object it shall be to circulate which bordered upon derangement.' knowledge among all nations, on sub
Mr. Povah was introduced to the jects of public morality, on the folly, ministry by means of Lady Hunting- inutility and wickedness of war, and don: after his settlement at Jewry on the obligations of governments not Street, he conformed to the Church to appeal to the sword on slight oc of England and endeavoured to put the sions, on questions of equivocal policy, chapel under the jurisdiction of the or for the gratification of pride, Bishop of London ; this being resisted revenge or ambition. by the trustees, led to the resignation “ 2. That to guard the proposed of his charge. He then became cii Society against misrepresentations, it rate and lecturer of St. James's, is deemed proper to declare that ifs Duke's Place; and has since, we bc- purpose is of a nature purely moral; lieve, been harassed by proceedings that it addresses itself to no particular against him in the spiritual court on party, either religious or political; and the ground of his being heretical in that it will on no occasion mix itself luis notions of baptism.
with questions of temporary and local Mr. John Ball was “designed for politics. the water," and "spent a part of his “ 3. That some approved tract, yout upon the river Thames," but, tending to promote the objects of this diverted from his original calling, Society, shall be published every three entered Dr. Addington's Academy at months." Mile End, and after various minis- The only name as yet published in terial engagements settled at Jewry connexion with the Society is that of Street, where the History leaves him. the Chairman, who offers to give in“In 1807. Mr. Ball took up the cuu- formation concerning the Institution gels in defence of the Rev. Rowland to such as may apply to him for it. Ilill," in a pamplilet in answer to The same information may be obtained “An Admonitory Epistle.” (See M. of the publisher of this tract, who is Repos. II. 4.17). This pamphlet also appointed general publisher to is said by Mr. Wilson to have been the Society. written " in an ill temper."
We trust, however, that more effiThe importance of the former part çient means will be adopted to make of this article in the History, nust the Society known, and to secure the plead our apology for devoting to it so patronage of the moral and Christian
Review.–Taylor's Letter to a Daughter-Fox's Sermon før Dr. Powell. public. Subscriptions are invited for their politics into morality, and subliihe sake of enabling the Society to mating the spirit of party into pure make a gratuitous distribution of their philanthropy. publications ; these will not we dare The Society announce for publication say, be withheld; but they cannot be on the first of August a second Tract, ex pected to any great amount, unless consisting of Extracts from Grotius on the several officers of the Society give Peace and War, in the same form and their names to the world. This step, at the same price, as the “ Solemn therefore, we recommend them in- Review." stantly to adopt ; taking it for granted that the names are wisely selected, so as to preclude the suspicion of party ART. IV.-The Value of a Child; or, views and interested motives.
Motives to the good Education of The Solemn Review, as we learn
Children. In a Letter to a Daugbfrom our correspondent, Mr. Scargill
ter. By John Taylor, D. D. of (see p. 332), is an American publica
Norwich. 12mo. pp. 34. Printed tion, the first-fruits of the Massachusett's
by Richard and Arthur Taylor, Peace Society. The English Society
Sold by R. Hunter, St. Paul's
Church Yard. 1816. could not have chosen a better tract to head their publications. It is well-THIS treatise, now presented anew written and ably argued, and though to the public in a very elegant temperate, contains such appeals to form, by the hand of filial pieiy, was the better feelings of mankind in fa- written by Dr. Taylor in 1748, and vour of peace as can scarcely be resist- addressed to his daughter, Mrs. Rigby, ed. We hope that there are few of of Chowbent in Lancashire, and his our readers who will not procure it daughter-in-law, Mrs. Taylor, of Norand put it in circulation.
wich, on the birth of their first chilThe American Peace Societies (for dren. It has been long out of print we reckon that they have muhiplied and sometimes anxiously inquired afsince the date of the last dispatches ter. . In so small a compass, it is imfrom America) have originated in New possible to imagine more sound moral England, amongst that part of the instruction. We recommend the tract people of the United States, who op- especially to those who are entering, posed the late war with England, and or have but lately entered, into the pawho hare generally been distinguished rental relation. from the majority of their countrymen The following maxim is worthy of by their Anglican predilections and Dr. Taylor's well known liberality of politics. If in England the same in- spirit :stitutions should be established by per- “ The justest notions attended with the sons not usually concurring in the virulence of bigotry are but as generous public policy of the government, the wine turned into the sourest rinegar." dair conclusion will be, not that peace P. 28. and republicanism are kindred objects of desire (history has shewn them commonly dissociated), but that the ART. V.-A Sermon delivered at the objection, on whatever grounds, to any
Unitarian Chapel, Chichester, April particular war, sharpen's the under the 21st, 1816, on occasion of the standing and quickens the feelings, to
Death of Thomas P. Powell, M.D. a perception of the injustice and an By W. J. Fox. 410. pp. 32. abhorrence of the iniquity of all war, THIS is an elegant tribute of affec
Thich sand respect to the memory by whomsoever and wheresoever and for what purposes soever waged. The of a gentleman who seems to have English have for years been accustomed been worthy of the choicest offerings of to extol the wisdom and virtue of the friendship. There is prefixed to the American New Englanders, and we sermon the interesting sketch of Dr. trust that they will not abate in their Powell's life and character, by an able admiration and esteem of that portion pen, which appeared in the obituary of the population of the United States, of our last number (p. 298). now that they are happily converting
TO A WIFE,
Yet, pensive, o'er the beauteous soene I
stray, On the Anniversary of her Marriage.
For sad affection points to yonder tomb: See Time, Serena, close our thirtieth year Since, first, the bliss was mine to greet
Where sleeps Sarissa, she whose gentle
care, thee Wife, And breathe the row, to mem'ry erer dear, Bade on her guests the friendly mansion
smile; With thee to share th' allotted hours of life.
A busband's happy hours who late would
share, Blest hours ! thy love has well essay'd to Or every grief with lenient arts beguile.
fill With sweet content, alone by virtue gir'n, Her's was the charming sympathy of joy, Grateful the good enjoy'd, endur'd the ill, Yet her's full many a piercing pang to Submissive to th' all-just dispose of heav'n.
As long beside a sister's hapless boy, And now, affection's soothing arts to prove,
She watch'd life's quiv'ring lamp with all O'er age's honour'd couch I see thee bend, a parent's zeal. And sure some fund remembrance of thy love,
E'en where the stranger, sorrow's friendShall with thy sire's departing pray’r as
less child, vend.
O'er pen'ry's gloomy desert rov'd forlorn,
His tale she would inquire, in accents Nor Tainly lavish'd thy maternal care,
mild, Tho' fortune lend no more ber gladd'ning Nor dealt the boon with pride's oppressive
rays, If virtue, knowledge, health, our offspring share,
Foster'd by heav'n her modest virtues And, baply, theirs to welcome brighter grew, days.
Unlike the themes of flatt'ry's loud ac
claim ; Yet meddling menu'ry, busy o'er the past, Virtues that time's primeral children knew, Will oft revive a parent's tender woe ; Ere pluni'd ambition wak'd the trump of Such as when, bope still ling'ring to the fame.
last, The truth severe 'twas ours, alas ! to Heroes avaunt! my grief-tun'd lyre shall • know.
“ The tender sister, daughter, friend and And still the silent sorrow we partake,
wife," Till number'd days expend our tale of Whose gentle passions shed no baneful time.;
rays, Oft as lov'd scenes regretful thoughts But cheer'd the scenes of calm, domestic awake,
life. That widely wander o'er a distant clime. Yet, hail the light from heav'n-the vision Ah, Spring! thy balmy gales, thy blooming
Suit not the pensive musings of my soul ; That raptur'd seers to human hope dis
Led by sad sympathy to leatless bow'rs, play;
To dreary wilds, where wintry tempests Lo! man restor'd--the end of pain and
howl. For all the former things are passid Yet hark! what strains the heav'n-taught. away.
For when no more thy vinter yields to
With fadeless charms the human flow's Written at Thorpe Hell, Esser, 1794. shall blow, Blithe Spring now leads the jocund hours Nor ill the lot of mortals will I deem, of May,
Though, Paradise! tby plants can ae'es Again the hills, the laughing vallies bloom; be found;
Poetry --An Aspiration. --Evening of an Unimproved Day.-Vale Crucis. 349 That erst, by Tigris' or Euphrates' stream, Say,-could'st thou, fearless, yield thy Bloom'd life unwith'ring o'er the favour'd breath, ground:
And, tranquil, lay thee down in death?
Say,--in that future hour, unknown, Since hope, illumin'd by a ray divine,
When justice shall assume her throne, Can the new Eden's verdant bow'rs ex
Couldst thou affirm, with steady pace, plore : There shall, again, earth's sever'd pilgrims Thy feet have run th' appointed race? join,
O rouse thee yet! while yet from hcav'n To fear, to suffer, and to part no more.
Is lept a day-an hour! FRATERNUS. Thou know'st that not to thee was giv'n
A mind of meanest pow'r.
Spell-bound, in death-like sleep it lies ; An Aspiration.
Awake, command its energies : If 'twere but to retire from woe,
Burst with strong hand the galling chain, To undisturb’d, eternal rest
Nor shrink from salutary pain. How passing sweet to sleep below,
Bow to the rod ;--the tears that start On nature's fair and flow'ry breast ! Fall blest—they fertilize the heart. But when faith's finger points on high Look up to thy Almighty Friend, From death's decaying dismall cell;
His sov'reign aid implore; 0, 'tis a privilege to die
All good, all perfect gifts descend To dream of bliss ineffable ! !
From his benignant pow'r. In balmy sleep our eyes to close,
And may his strength new grace impart; When life's last sunshine gilds our ev'n; Guide in the way of truth thy heart; And then to wake from long repose,
And guard, indulgent to thy pray'r, When dawns the glorious day of heav'n! From weak’ning sorrow, from despair,
From rash presumption, cold delay,
Misleaders of thy early day. The Evening of an Unimproved Day. Now to thy silent couch retire,
And sink in soft repose; Beyond the western bound'ry bright,
And may these thoughts thy breast inThe radiant sun retires ;
spire And fading with the fading light,
When new-born morning glows.
Nor may thy nobler purpose fail,
Each day improving on the last;
Whose pow'r is boundless as his love.
The pictur'd form appear;
Written for The Welsh Songs, by WilDeform the visionary scene;
liam Stanley Roscoe, Esq. If sloth be there, with languid eye, With nerveless hand, with coward sigh;
Vale of the cross, the shepherds tell,
'Tis sweet within thy woods to dwell, 0! faithful still, thy pow'r shall dart
For there are sainted shadows seen Reproof and anguish to my heart.
That frequent haunt thy dewy green ; The hearinly pencil, dipt in flame, In wand'ring winds the dirge is sung,. Unerring takes its way;
The convent bell by spirits rung,
And matin hymns and vesper pray'r
Break softly on the tranquil air.
Vale of the cross, the shepherds tell,
'Tis sweet within thy woods to dwell, No rows to wisdom paid, appear :
For peace bath there her spotless throne, Life droops, in weak parsuits employ'd; And pleasures to the world unknown; And time is wasted—not enjoy'd.
The murmur of the distant rills,
The sabbatb silence of the hills,
And all the quiet God hath giv'n
Without the golden gates of hear'a.