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Obituary.--Mr. George Courtauld.- Rev. Thomas Thomas.
"Tis to lives like thine that we sadly turn,
To see how the light of the heart may shine,
The blighit of a lily so chaste 'as thine.
Which thy young feet here in meekness trod,
To the home of the pure—the land of God!
1823. Aug. 13, at Pittsburgh, United matter which lay nenrest to his heart, Slates, Mr. George COURTAULD, late of determined him to quit the neighbourBraintree, Essex.
hood for ever. When the peace of his
mind was sufficiently restored to allow 17, after a short illness, at Thick him to resume the regular exercise of Chorn, near Ilminster, Somerset, aged 70, his profession, he was settled at Enfield, the Rev. THOMAS THOMAS, for twenty
Middlesex. There he did not remain two years minister of the Dissenting con- many years, but upon marrying a lady of gregation worshiping in the Old Meeting where he was respected by meu of every
his congregation removed to Wareham, at Wareham, Dorsetshire, which situation he relinquished twelve months ago. Mr. denomination, and where he has left Thomas was brought up at Daventry, behind him the affectionate remembrance under Dr. Ashworth, and had for his of those amongst whom he laboured. class-fellow and friend the late Thomas
lu poivt of talents Mr. Thomas was Northcote Toller, of Kettering, North- very respectable; and he had so far cul'amptonshire. Upon finishing their aca-'
tivated a literary taste as to find in it a demical course these gentlemen * were
source of interesting amusement. In his both settled in congregatious, Mr. Toler religious sentiments he was what is comat Kettering, and Mr. Thomas within a
monly termed moderate, but perhaps with few miles from his friend, at Welling
some peculiarities of opinion which would borough. And it was a source of mutual
not have allowed him to class himself satisfaction that the vicinity of their situ- decidedly with any party. But whatever ations afforded them the opportunity of were his views on doctrinal subjects, he cherishing the friendship of their early was too deeply impressed with the value years by frequent intercourse. During of practical principles to attach an undue Mr. Thomas's residence at Wellingbo importance to matters of speculation, rough he was much esteemed and beloved which do not seem to bear on the great by the society of which he was pastor: life. As a Christian minister he was ar
object of religion—a virtuous and holy and experienced from some of its wealth ier members a kindness and attention dently solicitous to promote the best inwhich are somewhat rare in the history terests of his hearers ; as a man he was of Dissenting congregations. But the
a pattern of every thing that is upright, respect in which he was held was not
honourable and benevolent; he had a confined to his hearers. By the Dissent heart that was warm with the kindest ers of the county in general he was justly affections, and a generosity of spirit which regarded as one of the most able and raised him far above every thing artful, intelligeut among their ministers. At mean or selfish. But what chiefly disWellingborough he resided between ten tinguished him from almost every other and twenty years, and there, perhaps, he man was a singular delicacy of mind, might have finished his days had not a and a peculiar refinement of feeling in sudden and cruel disappointment, in a every thing that concerned the feelings who highly esteemed him as soon as be his malady, expressed himself towards was able to estimate his worth, and who, the Doctor very affectionately. In order upon a more familiar acquaintance with that he might be near his Majesty, this him, conceived for him a sentiment of learned physician occupied a house in affection which clings to his memory with the neighbourhood of Windsor Castle. fond regret.
of others. He bebaved to every man as
though every man's sensibilities answered • I find, on looking at Mr. Belsham's to his own, and was careful to excess, if List of the Dayentry Students, (Mon. there can be excess in that which is so Repos. XVII. p. 196,) that they finished amiable, to do nothing, even in trifes, their academical course under Dr. Ash- which might appear to indicate an indifworth's successor, Mr. Robins; a man ference to the pleasure or comfort of whose name, no one that knew him, will another. This brief but just tribute of ever mention without a feeling of the respect is paid to his character by one highest respecto
who knew him upwards of forty years,
Dr. Baillie was married to Miss Sophia E. C. Denman, (daughter of the late Dr. Thomas
Deuman, and sister to Mr. Denman, the Sept. 5, at Carlscrona, MARGARET, the present Common Sergeant of the City) wife of Major NORDENSKJOLD, of Fareby, by whom he has ove son and one daugh. and youngest daughter of the late Rev. ter living. Miss Johanna Baillie, whose Dr. Lindsay, of Grove-Hall, Bow, Mid. poems and series of plays on the Passions dlesex! Vitto
have obtained for
her so much celebrity, was his sister. The News.
iis quos 9, at Liverpool, Miss BRIDGET Herwood, daughter of Arthur Heywood, of
Sept. 24, aged the years, Mrs. SUSANÚAH
Thonglo her the way which she conceived to be the health had throughout life extremeright one, for her warm co-operation in ly delicate, the honourabie views of her family, for amended to set lasterds it seemed so mucke the steadfastness of her feelings as a anticipated many more happyu days in
her friends friend, and her clear unambiguous mani. her
But heayen had otherwise festation of them, for the happy tem- determined. A cold caught by the taking per with which she enjoyed society, for of an airing brought ou serious indispo her deep interest in the welfare of her sition, which soon terminated her virfounded on conviction, and continually night's i country and mankind, for a religion tuous and placid career. After a fort
illuess she expired without a sigh animating her to the practice which it or struggles her end was peace ! Her enjoivs. She had almost reached her remains were conveyed to the family sixty-fourth year in health scarcely in- vault in the cemetery adjoining the Genelerrupted, and rich in every temporal ral Baptist place of worship, Ditchling, blessing, when she was attacked by a Sussex, where they were interred by the most painful and distressing malady. She Rev. Mr. Duplock, who addressed the combated it with fromess and cheerful audience from Rer. x. 5,6 31 And the ness, bowed to it with pious resignation, angel which I saw stand upon the sea and and escaped from it on the wings of faith upon the earth lifted up his hand to hannen and hope. Her friends and relatives and sware by Him that liveth forever regret her here, and number her with and ever, that there should be time no confidence amongst the blessed.
Longer! The ensuing sabbath a funeral
tp sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr. I 23, at his seat, near Cirencester, Briggs, at Bessel's Green, where she fal! Matthew BAILLIE, M.D. He was con- mily attended, from Job xiv. 1, 2. Mam sidered, ia mauy points of view, as being that is born of a woman is of few days and at the head of his profession. Dr. Baillie Full of trouble ; he cometh forth, like was the nephew of Dr. William Hunter flower and is cut doron, he fleeth also mo and of Mr. John Hunter. In the schools shadow and continueth not. The writer of these celebrated anatomists he had of the present article had the pleasure of acquired a knowledge of human anatomy formerly being acquainted with Mrs. Sar. equal to that of any of his contempora- by, ayd well recollects the impression ries; and his lucid and accurate demou- left upon his mind. Her mild disposition strations gave him peculiar celebrity as a' and her unobtrusive manners were traits teacher of that important science. After of character obvious to all. Her sorrowrapidly and deservedly rose in the public union of bearly twenty years, knew her estimation and confidence, as to be una- Worth, whilst his son and two daughters, ble to persevere with his lectures, and he the offspring of his former marriage, continued for between thirty and forty treated by her with materual tenderness, years to hold a pre-eminent place in the affectionately
, veverate her memory. She foremost rank of his profession. Dr. delighted indeed, to render all around Baillie had, in some measure, setired her happy. For some years past ber imfrom general practice for some years, and paired health withheld her from the ex except in the case of very old connexions, ercises of social worship, yet would she confined , himself to consultations. He express her regret to her family on their was a great favourite with the late King, departure for the house of God-“'Though who frequently, during the intervals of I remain behind, my heart goes with
Intelligence.-Opening of the New Chapel, Stamford Street. 607 you!" Of retired babits, hers was a Hopkins's Hospital; of the like sam to simple and unostentations piety. Her the trustees of Williamson's Callis ; of kindness towards the poor was exem- the like sum to the trustees of All plary, especially in keeping by her sets Saints' Callis; and of the like sum to the of linen for the use of the mother and her trustees of Snowden's Hospital, for the babe, a provision peculiarly acceptable to poor widows for the time being on those the lower classes of society. Farewell, establishments in Stamford, which were gentle spirit, till the resurrection of the before very scantily endowed. The injust, when pious relatives and friends terest of two sums of 507. to be annually meet, never more to be separated. « To applied in the purchase of meat during
spend an eternity together," is the diss the winter for the use of the poor of tinguished privilege of the believers in Stainfield, in the parish of Morton, near JESUS who brought life and immortality to Bourn, and of Folksworth in Huntinglight ; a privilege which even in anticipa. donshire ; and the interest of 1001. to be tion, alieviates the distresses and miti- distributed by the vicar of St. Martin's gates the sorrows of mortality
yearly at Christmas, among twenty poor «Hold fast the golden chain let down widows of that parish. To the Blue-coat BT from hearen,
School in Stamford 100%.; to the Na"Twill help your feet and wings; I
; I feel tional School for Girls in Stamford 1001.; wits forcer songnons 1930?dland to the Sunday School in St Martin's Draw upwards_fastend to the pearly 1007.; to the Peterborough Clergy Chaabrigate 16 si 154 sur tous rity 1007. ; to the Lincoln Clergy Charity It guides the way unerring—haply clue ans 1001.; to the Society for Promoting Through this dark wild ! 'Twas wisdom's Christian Knowledge 1001.; to the soof noblest boon
2083 bloy Dans ciety for the relief of Persons imprisoned All join'd by Power Divine, and every
for Small Debts 1001. ; to the Asylum Sri link is love."1151 11002 POTEM DOMie for Deaf and Dumb 1001.; to the School HOTA 191A 199169 biosla WATTS.
Escow for Indigent Blind 1001.; and to the pontbriaga Store in Philanthropic Society 1001. There is a Be thou faithful unto death, and thoue bequest of 10001. for charitable purposes shalt receive a crown of life. 910w. Biss at the discretion of the executors; and Dadianigiochi
J. EVANS. Y the whole residue of the personal estate, Islington, Oct. 10, 1823. siq sainga&. Ist which we understand is considerable, is sds yd harta101 - di studhur ZSEBI given towards the establishment of a
Oct. 9, at Colyton, the Rev. JOSEPH General lufirmary for the town of StamCORNISH, in the 73rd year of his age, ford and the county of Rutland and surwho had been fifty-one years the faithful rounding country, if by the co-operation and beloved pastor of the society of Pro-of benevolent individuals that object shall testant Dissenters in that town.7088 but be carried into effect within a limited
uns bar time; or if not, then the fund is disLately, at Stamford, HENRY posed of in favour of existing infirmaries Esq., a most benevolent gentleman, as or hospitals." the following account of the charities
7898 1899 zid te & which he bequeathed at his death will Lately, at Paris, Mr. Nicholas CLARY, shews a taas to trod as a formerly merchant in Marseilles, and
“ The interest of 20001. perpetually to who had acquired a large fortune by combe applied for the use of the poor widows mercial speculations. Mr. Clary was broof bedesmen, who at their deaths were ther to the present Queen of Sweden upon the foundation of Lord Burghley's and to Madame Joseph Bonaparte. He Hospital in St. Martin's, and Truesdale's constantly refused the titles, honours and Hospital in Stamford. The interest of appointments that had been offered to 10001.a perpetually, to the trustees of him. Sit 5190 2190 EM gviau'n dogu 190 bis es poisdolgo silure tid gray boss
DOMESTIC. Pros') of the services, before a respectable and
10 BC) i very attentive audience, the chapel being Opening of the New Chapel, Stam- . filled, notwithstanding the umfatourable ford Street, Blackfriars. Road. appearances of the weather,
After reading portions l'Of Scripture On Sunday, Oct. 12, the newly-erected suited to such an occasion, and delivering Chapel in Stamford Street, Blackfriars' a highly appropriate prayer, the preacher Road, was opened for public worship. discoursed on the arguments from Scrip The lately-appointed Minister, the Rev. ture and from Christian antiquity for the Dr. Thomas Rees, conducted the whole propriety and duty of social Christian
worship, adding a luminous summary of lents and virtues of any whose creeds or its various religious advantages ; at the customs, the result of serious inquiry, and same time fairly stating, and answering, the dictates of an enlightened conscience, so far as the allotted time would permit, may command us to disapprove. the objections against the practice which We cannot, indeed, forbear to congrahave been urged, with no small ability, tulate those who believe that the sole by some learned and serious Christians. worship " of the God and Father of our We wish, indeed, that the preacher may Lord Jesus Christ" is the worship " in be induced to gratify the desire earnestly spirit and in truth,” which Christianity expressed by his congregation, that he inculcates, on the erection of this chapel, would publish the sermon delivered on in a situation very accessible, and amidst an occasion so interesting.
a neighbourhood rapidly increasing. The At the conclusion of his discourse the building itself has been justly admired preacher traced, from the early times of as connecting convenience with simple Nonconformity, the congregation whose elegance, in a manner highly creditable surviving members have become pos- to the taste and attention of the ingenious sessed of this chapel, according to the architect, Mr. Charles Parker. provisions of an Act of Parliament for
N.L.T. the improvement of Westminster. It appears that Mr. Thomas Cawton, one of the ejected ministers of the Presbyterian
Opening of the Unitarian Chapel, denomination, was the first minister of
Edinburghi the congregation which assembled (till This Chapel was opened on Sunday their chapel was taken down, under the the 14th of September. The Rev. W.J. Westminster Act) in Princes Street. To Fox, of Parliament Court Chapel, LonMr. Cawton, the preacher was disposed to don, who had been invited by the conattribute, (we trust with historical correct- gregation to assist on this oecasion, ness, certainly with Christian candour,) preached in the forenoon and evening. an attachment to the right of private The Rev. B. Mardon, of Glasgow, preachjudgment in religion, and its uncontrouled ed in the afternoon. The devotional exercise, on which alone the principles part of the morning and evening ser
be the J. . supported; but which none were more Squier, minister of the chapel. ready to dispute, except in their own There was a very numerous attendance cases, than too many Presbyterians of on all these occasions, and in the mornthe 17th century.
ing and evening many people went away From this first minister of the chapel, who could not obtain placés. At the who died, (according to Calamy's Account, evening service the passages were crowdp. 73,) in 1677, the preacher passed down ed hy persons who could not be accomto modern days, having time only to re- modated with seats. It is but justice to collect the names of Alsop, Calamy, Say say that these services were listened to and Kippis, (all to be found, and the with the most respectful attention, and last eminently distinguished, among the that the whole conduct of the strangers contributors to the varied literature of present exhibited a marked contrast to their country,) justly congratulating him that of similar assemblages in this city self on becoming a successor to such men, only
six or seven years ago, and proved nor forgetting to offer a tribute of regard that the inhabitants of Edinburgh can to his friends, the later ministers of that now listen to the Unitarian doctrine society, who yet survive. The preacher without those feelings of horror and concluded by expressing his satisfaction, aversion which formerly induced them to on finding in his new cougregation many evince their disapprobation by indecent who had formed part of the dissolved interruptions of public worship. society at St. Thomas's, Southwark, of The addresses delivered from the pulwhich he had been for many years the pit on these different occasions, as well minister.
as the other parts of the service, were It would be unjust to pass unnoticed most acceptable to the members of the the unequivocal avowal, which this dis- congregation, and must have produced course contained, of a dissent, not only a highly farourable impression on the from the forms, ceremonies and secular minds of the strangers who heard thens. constitution, but also from the doctrine On Monday the 15th a party of forty of the Established Church. This dissent, persons dined together at McEwan's however, as well as important doctrinal rooms, Royal Exchange, to congratulate disagreements with large bodies of our each other on the completion of their Nonconformist brethren, was as unequi- undertaking. This meeting was much vocally recommended to be maintained, enlivened by the eloquence of Mr. Fox, in the spirit of Christian charity, and and derived much interest from the prewith an equitable appreciation of the ta- sence of Dr. Southwood Smith, whose
Intelligence -Oldbury Double Lecture.-Annual Meeting at Hull. 609 former connexion with the congregation fore wish very much to get rid of the was remembered by the great majority debt on their chapel, and they intend of the party, whose steady friendship and immediately to take measures for that recent good offices were within the re- purpose; but as their utmost efforts will collection of all of them, and who was do little towards its extinction for a on both accounts welcomed by all with number of years, they will feel greatly the most unfeigned pleasure and gra- indebted to any of their friends elsetitude.
where who may be kind enough to aid A unanimous request was made to Mr. them. To those fellowship funds and Fox to publish his two sermous and individuals who have already contributed opening address, to which he obligingly so liberally, they beg leave to offer their acceded. The meeting was addressed at warmest thanks. great length by many of those present, and after expressing their gratitude to Mr. Fox for his able and eloquent efforts
Glasgoro Unitarian Association. to serve their cause, and to their English On the last Sunday of July, 1823, was friends and others who have so liberally held in Union-Street Chapel, Glasgow, coutributed to the erection of the chapel, the Scottish Unitarian Association. The and joining in many other sentiments annual sermon was preached in the evenappropriate to the occasion, the companying by the Rev. J. O. Squier, of Edinparted between nine and ten o'clock. burgh. At the request of the congregation,
furt Mr. Fox preuched twice the following Oldbury Double Lecture. Sunday. So intense was the anxiety to hear him, that every part of the chapel cure took place at Oldbury, on Tuesday,
The Anniversary of the Double Lecin which even standing room could be obtained, was completely filled soon September 9, 1823. The Rev. James after it was opened for the evening ser- devotional service. The Rev. Alexander
Hews Bransby, of Dudley, conducted the vice, and multitudes went away who could not get admission.
Paterson, of Stourbridge, and the Rev. The chapel is small, but is remarkably the former on 1 Cor. xi. 19, " For there
Hugh Hutton, of Birmingham, preached : neat and thoroughly well finished. It is furnished with a good organ, built by must be also heresies among you, that Wood, Small and Co. of this place. It they, who are approved may be made is very elegantly lighted with gas, and mauifest:" the latter on 1 Thess. v. 16,
" Rejoice evermore," Eleven ministers the apparatus for heating it is on the best construction. In short every thing Coseley, and the Rev. E. Jones, of Hinck:
were present. The Rev. J. Small, of has been done to render it as comfort- ley, were appointed to preach at the next able as possible, and the expense as
Lecture. stated on the cover of the Repository, will not, it is hoped, be found to be exorbitant. The greatest care has been Annual Meeting of the Unitarian Astaken to superiutend the appropriation
sociation for Hall, Lincoln, Donof the money, and to prevent any of it caster and Thorne. from being uselessly squandered.
The Annual Meeting of the Members The fund for erecting the chapel has of the Unitarian Association for Hull, been in existence since 1816, and the Lincoln, Doncaster and Thorne, was held numbers and wealth of the original con- at Hull on the 17th and 18th September. tributors were so small as to make its There was an introductory service on the success appear very doubtful. By a re- evening of Tuesday the 16th, conducted ference to the treasurer's books, it ap- by the Rev. G. Harris, of Bolton, who pears that the fund has derived the sum preached a discourse which went to of £30, 12s. 7d. from interest of money, prove, that the clear, simple and conand the sum of £55. Es. 6d. from be- sistent doctrines of Unitarianism, are quests, contributions by persons since superior to those which distinguish the dead, and other sources which but for popular creed, inasmuch as they are the existence of the fund during these better calculated to promote feelings of seven years would never have been avail- pure and genuine devotion towards the able. The contributors state these facts, Supreme Being. Notwithstanding the as they conceive that they may be useful short notice which had previously been to other congregations similarly situated. given of this service, the audience con
The members of the congregation are sisted of between seven and eight hundred very desirous to improve the salary of
persons. their minister, but they are still unable The first regular service connected with to give him such a remuneration as the the Association, was performed on the nature of his office requires. They there. following evening. It was introduced by