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433 quainted with the real and genuine attempts of Infidelity to discountenance history of this arrangement, and of the truths of Divine Revelation, iźnknowing the sincerity and integrity of pariivig its spirit to Christians all over the principles from which it originated, the world, aniinating their zeal, and it afforded the gratifying, and hitherto aiding their exertions, accompanied unprecedented spectacle, of a union by their prayers, and rewarded by of Christian Sovereigns, differing in their benedictions. The Members of their respective modes of religious per- the Justitution have the amplest suasion, but agreeing in a public re. grounds for rejoicing in the glorious cognition of the divine authority of privilege which they exercise of disa the mospei, and binding themselves, by pensing the bounty of the Most High. a solenin compact, to adopt its pre- The charity to which they have decepts as the rules of their policy and voted then selves, in humble imitation conduct. I feel it my duty to add, of that divine love which, in its disthat, ihough legal and constiturional pensation of mercy, offered the gospel difficulties prevented the Sovereign of of salvation to all mankind, embraces this country from acceding in form to the whole human race, without disthis Treaty, yet this Government was tinction of colour or country, of friend confidentially acquainted with every or foe; connecting the scattered niemstage of the proceerling, and fully con- bers of the Christian community by curred in its principles and spirit. It the sacred ties of a religion which conwas not, however, till the return of siders all men as brethren, the children the Emperor of Russia to St. Peters- of one common Father; and exhibitburg, that it received the fullest eluci- ing, by this union, a practical exemdation. When we learn, from the plification of the apostolic precept, Report we have heard, the zeal with To keep the unity of the spirit in the which that great Sovereign entered bond of peace.' into the concerns of the Bible Society, “ li is a charity no less ennobled by it becomes impossible longer to hesin its object, than sanctified in its means,
Tu as to the real sentiments and in- which enriches those who bestow, as ientious of his heart, in the transaction well as those who receive; and the we have been considering: In giving Christian, who knows the word of the Bible to every nation of his God to be the savour of life unto life, vast dominions, in its own language, and the power of God unto salvation, he fizer the real and most appropriate puts forth his hand to the work with ratification to the Christian Treaty." heartfeli delight, thankful that God
The impression made by the late has blessed him with the ability, as Anniversary of this Society, is well well as inclination, to render others e pressed in the following passage, partakers of the heavenly banquet on from the conclusion of the Report :- which he has feasted, and to enable
" It is indeed impossible to contem- them to gather with him, the fruit of plate the effects produced by the immortality from the tree of life.” British and Foreign Bible Society, so conspicuously displayed in the “ Secession from the Cherch.-A few attention which it has excited to the weeks since we announced the baptism, supreine importance of the holy Scrip- by immersion, of two respectable clertures, in the unparalleled efforts for gymen, the Rev. Mr. Snow and the the diffusion of them, and in the Rev. Mr. Bevan, who, from conscienextension and enlargement of charita- tious motives, have lately resigned ble feeling, without emotions of the their connection with the Established purest delight, the warmest gratitude, Church. (See M. Repos. XI. 143.} and the most cheering anticipation. We have now to notice that on the
« In humble dependence on the 14th ult. two of their colleagues, who favour of Almighty God, deriving have also resigned valuable preferefficiency from the public bounty, ments, the Rev. George Baring and and with no other recommendation, the Rer. Mr. Evans, with Grange, than the simplicity of its principle, Esq. were baptized by the Rev. Mr. and the benevolence of its design, Bevan, at the Octagon Chapel in this the British and Foreiga Bible Society town, which has been purchased for has gone forth from strength to their acconi modation.” strength, triumphantly opposing the
As an addition to the slender means Mr. Wright, of Liverpool, whose left in the hands of the people for reattachment to the principles of liberty sisting the flood of political corruption, are well known and deservedly re
we heartily wish Mr. Wriglii the spected, announces new weekly success which his good intentions publication, to be entitled The Liver. nierit. pool Freeman, with this excellent motto, from Mr. Fox :
In the press, Historical Relations
of the Persecutions of the Protestants “ If to inform the people of England of Languedoc, by the Rev. Clement nf their actual situation is to intane Perrot : prepared at the them, the fault is in those who have
Cominitiee of the Three Denominabrought them into that situation, and not
tions. in those who only tell them the truth." It will partake of the character of a
Mr. Boothroyd,, who has just cor Magazine, Political Intelligence and pleted his Hebrew Bible, has circu-, Discussion will be the primary ob- lated a quarto pamphlet, entitled Rejects: but, by compressing the events sections on the authorised Version of and reserving the space occupied with the Holy Scriptures, with a Specimen advertisements, a large portion of the of an Attempt to improve it, with a paper will be appropriated to a greater view to collect Subscribers for an ima variety of subjects, and to communi, proved Version, with Notes, incended cations of merit. 'It will be printed to be comprised in 2 or 3 vols. royal on a sheet of demy, in octavo pages. quarto.
THE LATE MR. JOYCE.-By the friends Dialogues" hold a distinguished place; a of civil and religious liberty, and the adro- work happily calculated to commanicate cates for freedom of enquiry, the death of knowledge to the yonthful mind, and to the Rer. JEREMIAH JOYCE cannot be con- illustrate and exemplify the principles of templated without deep interest and on- natural science in an easy and familiar feigned regret. He was possessed of no
He had a kind of original apti. " ordinary sbare of merit as a man, a scholar, tude to the business of education; and was and a member of society.' Ardent in tem. Accordingly most usefully and honourably per, and unsopbisticated in principle, be engaged in this arduous and important ocwas always solicitous to promote the spread cupation; having been entrusted with the of truth, the love of liberty, and the in- education of several young persons of high terests of humanity. In every virtuous rank and condition. cause that came within the scope of his In all his engagements, it is due to the exertions, he was prompt and persevering memory of Mr. Joyce to observe, that he And it is not bis least praise, that his
was upright and strictly conscientious, heart, warm, generous, and open, was
actuated by a nice regard to the purest bighly susceptible of the friendly and sym- principles of probity and honour. Though pathetic affections; that he was active, he had lived among the great, he was no zealous and unwearied in offices of kind respecter of persons ; be never forgot wbat ness, and the great duties of benevolence. was due to his own character ; he never His faculties were all awake, and his mind
dissembled bis sentiments, nor comproconstantly on the alert, full of energy, and mised his principles, nor forfeited the infruitful of resource. His talents, highly dependence of his own mind ; much less respectable, were versatile and various. did he ever descend to the baseness of per. Distinguished by his attainments in phi- sonal adulation and servility. He was relosophy and general literature, he possessed markable for a native frankness, simplicity, the peculiarly happy art of turning his ta- and manliness of mind, devoid of art, and lents to account, by applying them to the incapable of duplicity and disguise. purposes of general utility. With these Thus gifted, thus cndowed, the name of qualifications, aided by great industry, in- Mr. Joyce will live long in the recollection defatigable assiduity, and unremitting at
of his friends--endeared, honoured, and latention, he rendered ensinent services to the mented. He will ever be remembered by rising generation, by the pablication of se- them with grateful respect and affection. veral useful works for their benefit and in.' And by the disinterested, the impartial, struction. Amongst these, his “ Scientific and the unprejudiced public, his merits will
Olituary.—Bishop of Llundaff-R. B. Sheridan, Esq.-T. Henry, Esq. 435 be justly appreciated and highly esteemed, porting the great interests of civil and as long as uncorrupted virtue, intlexible, religious liberty. Soon as he had takert integrity, and nodeviating consistency of his seat be distinguished bimself by anicharacter, shall continue to be held in madserting on the unconsiitutional einmoral estimation.
ployprent of the military during the rivis. Mr. Joyce was a very active and useful The legendy and the Trial of Hastings member of “ The Unitarian Society," and afterwards called forth his shining talents. had for a great number of years acted as its His speeches or the latter occasion, espeSecretary; which othce he irad resigned but cially that in Westminster Hall, bare a very short time before bis decease. This been applauded by all political partias. worthy and excellent man died at bis house During the short periuds in which wir. at Highgate, on Friday the 21st of June.-- Fox was Minister, Mr. Sheridan sbared Having diued from home on that day with in the administration, first as his private some friends, amongst whom he conversed Secretary, and afterwards as Treasurer of with his usual frankness and cheerfulness the Navy. of temper; on his return to his family in Such was the public life of this posthe evening between nine and ten o'clock, of many talents.
We will not be complained of pain in the stomach; and, reverse the metal and describe a lite after he had lain on a sofa for a little time, which has been too justiy represented as in a dosing posture, dirs. Joyce, on going "ather a warning than an example;" near him, soon made the awfal discovery " Vor draw his frailties from their dread of tbe affecting change which had alrvady abode." taken place. He had breathed iis last. Those who hare been blessed with a Leeds.
T.J. more favoured, though less brilliant lot,
and who possess June 29, in the 78th year of bis age, “ The single talent well employell," after a protracted suvering of near fire let such be content and grateful. years under a severe paralytic aifuction, David WILLIAMS, Esq. Founder of the At Manchester, aged 82, Thomas Literary Fund. The writings of this gen- Hesny, Esq. President of the Literary and tleman were, as to several of them, on sub- Philosophical Society of Manchester, Feljects so important, that we hope to be able low of the Royal Society of London, and to take further notice of the Author. Member of seieral other learned Societies
both in this country and abroad. As a July 4. At his scat, Calgarth Park, practical and philosophical Chemist, he W'estmoreland, at a very adranced age, obtained a high and merited reputation. Dr. RICHARD WATSON, Bishop of Llandaft, His contributions to that science, besides Regius Professor of Divinity in the Uni- a small volume of Essays, and his Transversity of Cambridge, and Archdeacon of lations of the early Writings of Euroisier, Ely. Of the life and writings of this wbich he first introduced to the notice of eminent man we hope to give some account the English public, consist of Memcirs, in a future Number.
dispersed through the Transactions of the
various Societies to which he belonged, July 7. RICHARD BRIXSLEY SHERIDAN, and relative to those parts of Chemistry Esq. early and justly celebrated for bis that are purely scientific, and to those literary accomplishments, and especially which have reference to the useful arts. his dramatic genius, and for more than 30 On a subject intimately comiected with years a mi aber of the British Senate. the saccess of the Cotton Manufacture.
He was born in 1951, at Quilca, near (the employment of Mordaunts or Bases Dublin, of a family long connected with iu Dyeing), Mr Henry was the first who the literary history of Ireland. At 6 years thougat and wrote philosophically. In of age he was brought to Engiand and the Introduction of the new mode of placed at Harrow School, under the tui- Bleaching, which bas worked an entire tion of Dr. Sumner. He entered at the revolution in that art, and occasioned an Middle Temple, but declined being called incomparably quicker circulation of capito the Bar, having attached himself very tal, be was one of the earliest and most early to classical and dramatic literature. Şaccessful agents. In addition to the atWhen only 18 be engaged with a friend tainments connected with his profession, in translating from the Greek the Epistles be bai cultivated, to no inconsiderable deof Aristæus, In 1775 he produces his gree, a taste for the Fine Arts; bo had acfirst play, The Rivals, and the next year" quired a knowledge of bistorical events recommeured his long connection with markable for its extent and accuracy ; and Drury-Lane Theatre, as one of the Pro- he bad derived, from leading and retlecPrietors.
tion, opinions, to which he was steadily In 1780, Mr. Sheridan came into attached, on topics of political, moral, and Parliament, wkere, it is but justice to religious enquiry. Several years ago, he recollect, that be was generally found sup- retired from the practice of Medicine, in
which he had been extensively engaged, nours, and habitually thankful for the with credit and success, for more than blessings with which Providence indulged half a century; and, from delicate health, him. be bad loug ceased to take an active July 13. At Aberdeen, in the 34th year share in the practical cultivation of sci- of his Episcopate, the Rt. Rer. Joux SKIN,
But possessing, almost unilupaireil, NER, Primate of the Episcopal Church in his faculties of memory aud judgment, Scotland. be continued to feel a lively interest in Lately, aged 75, Mr. H. D. SYMONDS, the advancemeet of literature and pbi- many years an active and considerable booklosophy Retaining, also, in their full seller in Paternoster-Raw; having a few rigour, those kird attections of the heart years since retired in favour of Messrs. that gave birth to the most estiinable mo- Sherwood, Neely, and Jones. In the comral conduct, and secured him the faithful mencement of the crusade against the attachment of his friends, he passed French fievolution, he suffered four years through a long and serene old age, expe- imprisonment in Newgate, and paid a heavy riencing little but its comforts and its bo- fine for vending some political pamphlets.
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of Dens, Founder of the Prizes for the greaiest scourges of humanity. the two best Essays on the Existence
The business of the younger and Perfections of God, lately award- Burnett was that of a general mer
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in fisheries and manufactures. In the published in two vols. 8vo.]
been much concerned, and from this JOIN
TOHN BURNETT, of Dens, circunstance his misfortunes chiefly
arose: The son profited by the expéthe year 1729. The month and day rience which he had acquired from of his birth have not been ascertained. his father's case. His success in His father was an eminent merchant business was certainly considerable. in that city, and gave his son a liberal but exceeded not those expectations education in the place of his nativity. which might have been 'naturally In the year 1550, the son entered into entertained, when his application, business, on his own account, without prudence, and caution, in the conduct any other fortune, but that which, of his affairs, were considered. though' a young man, he seems to
His parents were of the Episcopal have possessed in a distinguished de- ' Communion, in which it is most probagree--the esteem, confidence, and 514])ble that he was educated, as far as port of frier.ds. For about that time, related to his religious instruction. his father had failed in his circum- In his younger days, it is certain that stances, not from any imprudence, 'le attended divine worship in St. or misconduct, on his pari, bit from Paul's Chapel, of Aberdeen, which is a sudden, unusual, and, to hiin, most
connected with the Church of Unfortunate decline in the prices of England, and whose clergymen are the articles of merchandize in which in the orders of that church. On he dealtwhile he himself was
some religious points, however, as obliged, by contract, for a number of commonly professed by most Christian years, to purchase these articles, from communities, he entertained, in more others, at fixed and higher rates.
advanced years, certain doubts and This circumstance principally arose scruples, nor could fully asseni to the from the war, in which this eountry public standards of any particular had been engagedl
. ' 'It is, heuće, cvi- communion. For this reason, during dent that, if war produces, to some, many years before his death, he ceased temporary advantages, it is, a: last; to atiend public worship, because he productive of equal evils, even to that supposed that such attendance implied class who have profited by it. Let an unqualified and complete assent
to every tenet which was professed by truth. It is just, it is 'salutáry, that the religious community in whose this should be the case, in order to worship he joined; and he could impress, even on those whose object never bear the idea of assuming the
: appearance of a profession, the reality of
which was * For an account of Mr. Burnett (whom
not sanctioned by his Maty in his Review, VIlI. 446, 447. understanding and his heart. In this Tepresented as an Unitarian) ánd of the notion ne seems to have resembled wording of the proposed Essays, "see Mon. Milton, who abstained frorn public Repos. II. 110. and X. 596, 597. worship on account of his conceptions VOL. XL.