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Sermons on the Marks of the Church ; or, a Parallel between the Catholic and Protestadt Churches; by the Rev. John Fletcher. Vol. II. 8s.

A Vindication of the eternal Law and everlasting Gospel. In two parts; by John Beach,

pastor of a church of Christ in Bury, Suffolk.
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MONTHLY REGISTER OF THE PROGRESS OF BRITISH

LEGISLATION,
With occasional Notices of important Judicial Decisions,

M AP. LI. "An Act to provide for All sums issued by Parliament for the im.

U the more speedy examination, con provement of any part of Ireland, by erecting troling, and finally auditing, the military piers, forming canals, making rivers navia accounts of Ireland."-5th May, 1812.

gable, building churches, colleges, schools, His Majesty may appoint three commis.

goals, or any other public works or edifices, sioners of military accounts for Ireland, at 34

maintaining charities, hospitals, or infirmalaries of 10001. for the first commissioner,

ries, widening or forming new streets, roads, and 8001. for each of the others; who shall

or bridges, rendering harbours more commodi. not sit in Parliament.-Lord Lieutenant may

ous, or establishing coal yards in any part of appoint secretary and officers; and direct pay

Ireland, or building, erecting, making, or ment of their salaries, &c. The commis promoting any other works of public utility, sioners shall audic and settle all army, bar

or of a public nature, shall be duly accounted rack, commissariat, and other military ac

for before the said commissioners; also for the counts of every description in Ireland, except

Inland Navigation, Dublin Port, Foundling ordnance accounts, and the baggage, lodging,

Hospital, &c. Dublin and Charter Schools, and forage accounts. But the Lord Lieute

linen manufacture, Dublin Society, public in. Dant may order baggage, lodging, and forage

firmaries, and hospitals; and matters required accounts, to be audited by the said commis

to be done by or to commissioners of imprest sioners, and may direct all persons receiving

accounts, shall refer to commissioners under money for military purposes to account before

this Act.--Proceedings before former commisa such commissioners.-Commissioners may in

sioners shall be continued by the new comquire into frauds, and shall not allow undue

missioners.--Also the Lord Lieutenant or expenditure in discharge.-Commissioners

Treasury may order any accoants of public shall report to the Lord Lieutenant and Parlia.

money to be submitted to commissioners, exe ment.-- Embezzlements, &c. charged against

cept military accounts. commissaries.-Commissioners may call par. Cap. LIII. “An Act for extending ties before them with their books and vouch- the time in which coffee of the Britisha ers; and may examine on oath all parties con- plantations may be sold by auction with cerned in the expenditure of the money.--

out payment of the duty on auctions; The commissioners may allow payments with

and for making an allowance of such out written vouchers; or on imperfect vouchers. But such allowances above 30!. shall be

duty on coffee sold, for which the said confirmed by the Lord Lieutenant; and the Lord

duty has not been paid."--5th May, Lieutenant is empowered to relieve against

1812. sums disallowed by the commissioners. This Act recites the 42 Geo. ij. c. 93, The accounts audited by the commissioners and enacts that coffee imported from the Bria shall be final.

tish colonies may be sold by auction free Cap. LII. "An Act to provide for

for from duty while remaining in warehouse the speedy and reyular examination and

under 43 Geo. iii. c. 132, &c.—The auction audit of the public accounts of Ireland;

duty is to be allowed auctioneers for cofice,

a; sold by auction on or since Jan. 29, 1812, and to repeal certain former Acts relating while remaining in warehouse, but such thereto."-5th May, 1812.

allowance must be claimed within two This Act recites the Irish Act, 23 and 24

Ansh Act, 20 and 24 months.
Geo, iii. the Irish Act, 25 Gem. ii. the Irish
Act, 38 Geo. iii, and so much of 46 Geo. iii.

Cap. LIV. "An Aet for continuing, c. 95, as provides for the annual audit of acs until the first day of August, one thoucounts, which are hereby repealed; and his sand eight hundred and thirteen, several majesty may appoint five commissioners of ac- laws relating to the doties on glass made counts in Ireland, at salaries of 10001. for the in Great Britain,"-5th May, 1812. chief, and 8001. for each of the others, which By this act so much of 49 Geo. iii. c. 63, Gommissioners shall not sit in Parliament.- as was continued by 51 Geo. üi. c. 69, is fure

ther

- ther continued till Aug. 1, 1813, and the 51 his Majesty certain duties of excise on

Geo. iii. c. 69, is continued till August 1, tobacco to be manufactured in Ireland: 1813.

and to allow certain drawbacks in re. Cap. LV. « An Act to prevent fo. spect thereof, in lieu of former duties reiga goods of certain descriptions being of excise and drawbacks; and to provide

from the United States of for the regulating and securing ibe colAinerica into Canada; and to allow a lection of the said duties."-20th May, greater quantity of worsted yarn to be

1812. exported from Great Britain to Ca. By this Act is imposed in Ireland a duty of nada."--5th May, 1812.

1s. 7d, for every Ib. of tobacco delivered out of No goods (except of American produce the warehouse ior manufacture, and the excise shall be brought from the United States into duty on tobacco imposed by 47 Geo. 11. sess. Canada, on penalty of furfeiture; and, as the 1, c. 18, and 51 Geo. lll. c. 56, are to cease; yarn importable under the 47:h Geo. iii. c. 9, but the duties in arrear, and penalties inis not sufficient, his Majesty may permit curred, may be recovered; but tobacco, in the any quantity of worsted yarn to be ex- custody of manufacturers, &c. to be subject ported from London to Lower Canada not ex- to the old duty. Tobacco and snuff imported ceeding 20,000 lbs yearly, notwithstanding

withstanding from Great Britain into Ireland to pay cougthe 28 Geo. iii. c. 38.

tervailing duties, for which see the statute. Cap. LVI. « An Act to explain and Cap. LX. “ An Act for allowing amend an Act wassed in the fiftieth year on the exportation of manufactured of his present Majesty, for explaining and plate for the private use of persons leamending an Act for continuing and siding or going to reside abroad, the making perpetual several duties of one same drawback as is now allowed on the shilling and sixpence in the pound on exportation of such plate by way of meroffices and employments of profit, and on chandize.”--2016 May, 1812. annuities, pensions, and stipends."-5th

This Act recites 44 Geo, iii. c. 98, and enMav, 1812.

acts that drawback granted by recited Acc This Act recites 49 Geo. iii. c. 32, and 50 sh

o shall be allowed on exportacion whether in. Geo. iii. c. 56, which shall be subject to ex.

tended as merchandize or not. emptions of the duties of 1s. tid. in the pound, Cap. LX. “An Act for altering the to be regulated by the schedule annexed, viz. mode of payment of the superannuation any of the royal family; all officers and men allowances in the department of the in the army and navy; all charitable dona- customs in Scotland," --2011 May, 1819. tions; any office or employment in any of The 51 Geo. ii. is herein recited, and the universities in Great Britain; in every superannuation funds of customs in Scotland Ase where any salary or other payment shall are abolished, and the monies thereof and the have been specially exempted from the pay- future contributions directed to be paid to the ment of aids and taxes by any Act of Parlia- receiver general, who shall pay the same inco ment; in every case where any salary or other the Exchequer under the head of Consolidated payment, in respect of having held any office Customs. or upon superannuation, sball be directed to be paid net by any order, or where the dury

Cap. LXI. “An Act to grant an shall be directed to be reimbursed, provided excise duty on spirits made or distilled such order be duly certified by the head of from sugar 1 Ireland, during the prohithe department.

bition of distillation from corn or grain Cap. LVII. "An Act to enable his there, in lieu of the excise duty nove Majesty to settle on their royal highnesses chargeable thereon, and to allow a draw. the Princesses Augusta Sophia, Eliza- back on the export thereof."--9th June, beth, Mary, and Sophia, an annuity of 1812. thirty-six thousand pounds, instead of duty of 35. 8d. per gallon to be paid for the annuity settied on them by an Act spirits distilled from sugar, instead of the passed in the eighteenth year of his pre- duty granted by 48 Geo. ii. c. 78, and sent Majesty."-5th May, 1812.

49 Geo. iii. c. 73, and a drawback of 3s. 10d. This Act recites 18 Geo. iii. c. 31, and his British allowed. Majesty is thereby empowered to settle on Cap. LXII. “An Act to enable com the tour princesses, instead of the annuity adjutors to archbishops and bishops in granted by Act 18 Geo. iii. c. 31, an annuity Ireland to execute the powers of archof 36,0001. under certain regulations for di.

bishops and bishops respectively."-9th viding the said annuities upon the marriage or death of any of the priocesses, and these

June, 1812. annuities are to be paid at the Exchequer,

Coadjutors may execute the powers of without fees, and to be free from all taxes.

archbishops and bishops for whoni they are Cap. LVIII. " An Act to grant to appointed, but not to present to benefices.

REVIEW

REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS.

An Anthem for Christmas Day; inscribed to as can only be expected from the pro

Doctor Jobn Clarke, of Cambridge; composed duction of a real master, and that cha. by S. Sucit, Organist of Wisbeacb; formerly racter we long since felt ourselves justiof bis Majesty's Chapel Royal. 35.

fied in adjudging to Mr. Ross. NA ANY of the passages of this Ana

Sacred Melodies from Haydn, Mozart, and IV them are of a description to please

Beet boven, adapted to Words of tbe best Ex. the general ear, and will, we should glish Poets, and appropriated to tbe Use of tbe suppose, be favorably received by the British Churcb, by William Gardiner, Esg. lovers of sirapie church music. The of Leicester. Vol. I. 215. to Subscribers ; movements are judiciously variegated, and 26s. to Non-subscribers. and the expression attended to with a It affords us the highest satisfaction result, which, generally speaking, is to observe the effective patronage behighly successful.

stowed on a work, the object of which is A Sonata for the Piano-forte; composed and

to rescue the Divine Art of Psalmody dedicated 10 Mrs. W. Hawkins, by P. A.

from the hands of parish-clerks, doggerel Kreusser, esq. 45.

rhymsters, and composers of the monke This sonata is written with taste, and ish ages. The staves of Sternhold, Hop. displays more than an ordinary portion kins, Tate, and Brady, with their drawlof science. The movements are well ing or brawling accompaniments, have contrasted, apd the masterly effect of long been a disgrace to the Anglican the whole evinces Mr. Kreusser's high Church. They were well suited to the qualifications for piano-forte composi- times in which they originated, when

the gloom of the cloister and the cell tion. Mary's Warning," a favorite Arietta ; com

were the external characteristics of that

religion whose“ paths are cheerfulness;" posed with an Accompaniment for the Pianoforte, by L. V. Beer boven, esq. 15. 64.

-but they are altogether unworthy of "Mr. Beethoven has conceived this air

the age,succeeding that of Handel, Arne, with an ease and freedom of taste which,

Haydn, Pleyel, Mozart, and Beethoven. he must allow us to say, we do not al

Our ancient Psalmody is doubtless inways find in bis vocal compositions.

teresting from its venerable antiquity The passage given to the line “ The

as being the melody which raised to plaintive air with wbich he sung," is re

Ileaven the souls of our Saxon and Normarkably happy in point of expression,

man ancestors; but it savours of the and the closing thought appropriate and

burlesque to every ear accustomed to the

elegant, scientific, and sublime composiengaging.

tions of modern times. It ought, thereClementi and Company's Collection of Rondos,

fore, to disappear along with the other Airs with Variations, Military Pieces, &c.

characteristics of barbarous manners, for the Piano-forte; by the most eminent Com

and, if grateful to the ear of an antiquary, posers. 25. 6d. The two pieces in the number of this

should be sought in the regions of Ice

land, Norway, Lapland, Spitzbergen, work now betore us, are, “Light as this

and Greenland. tle-down moving," and "When the

Mr. GARDINER has the merit of having Tosy morn," both arranged by Mr. Ling. The style in which he bas given them

undertaken to reform our national psala does mucha credit to his laste: many lite

mody in the present publication. He tle passages, original turns of thought,

dared much, and, by greatly daring, he

has succeeded as the spirit of useful enand accidental decorations, occur to point out Mr. Ling's ability for a task

terprize always deserves. His original of this kind, and will, we doubt not, re

design was judicious; his basis laid in the

works of İlaydn, Mozart, and Beethocommend his efforts to the favorable at

ven, was happy;-and the patronage of tention of the public.

the most powerful personages in the A favorite Sonata for the Piane-forte; com

Church and State, mark and fix his sucposed by I. Ross, esq. 4s."

cess. To whom could he have looked This sodata is accompanied with

for tenderness and delicacy of religious a part for the violin or Rute. The pas.

feeling with more propriety than to sages are conceived with spirit, and grow

Haydx; to whom for its dignity and out of each other easily and naturally.

solemnity better than to Mozart; or to The effect of the tous ensemble is suci,

mliom for its fer your and enthusiasm, but

to the lofty genius of BerTiOVEN? Nor his visit in England. The rising Morn. has Mr. GARDINER been less fortunate the closing Day," is evidently from the in that patronage which is so necessary powerful pen of BEETHOVEN, though we to give effect to works of geniushe do not recognise the piece as an exact dedicates to the Regent, under the sanc- quotation from that author. The next tion of bis Royal Highness's avowed ap- piece is from MOZART, and is very pro. probation; and among bis subscribers perly lowered to the key of F; and in this appear the Archbishops of Canterbury respect Mr. Gardiner has judiciously and York, most of the Bishops and diy. consulted the ability of congregations, nified Clergy, the whole of the Royal and has guarded against the fault of pitch Family, and many names of great cele. ing tunes too high. The next piece, brity in music and literature.

distinguished by its very appropriate As the object of the work was at once words, is the adagio inovement of Vi. to supersede the brawling of monks, and OTTE's Concerto in G; and it produces a the doggerel rhymes of Sternhold and truly devotional effect. Addison's Hymn, Hopkins, Mr. Gardiner has availed hiin- “ The Spacious Firmament on High" is self of the whole galaxy of our national admirably connected with the grand poets; and, accordingly, we find incom- movement from the Creation, which parable words by Dryden, Parnell, Ad. emanated from nearly the same senti. dison, Cowper, Rowe, Carter, Pope,' ment in the Gerinan original. We are Burns, Milion, Patrick, Grove, Dods- too much pleased with the effect of this ley, Flexman, Sowden, Dyer, Mason, piece, or we should censure any altera. Montgomery, Wotton, Wolcot, Merrick, tion of that superior specimen of the llawkesworth, Blacklock, Williams, Ken, musical art. However, in the shape it is and his townsman Bullen, the erudite here given, it is within the power of the master of the grammar-school at Lei- most illiterate musician to perform it, cester.

and consequently is thereby rendered a In regard to the success of Mr. Gare proper subject for Psalmody. “ Lord diner, in producing that close alliance of accept my early Vows," by STEIBELT, words and sounds, which is so necessary is pious and affecting ; and this quotation to the divine inspiration of sacred mu. convinces us that the author has left no sic, we are compelled to speak with une part of the field of melody unsearched, qualified praise. In some instances, the having with a daring hand plucked Powers subjects of his originals are little more from the profane Ballet, to grace the than lucid thoughts; but these be has Christian choir. amplified into metrical tunes, with a The inelodies are given in score ; and, barmony of feeling and natural fervor, by a new arrangeinent, they inay be ac. which fully identifies those pieces with companied by a violin, tenor, and bass; others of the same distinguished maslers, besides which, the harmony is elegantly In other instances, old melodies appear thrown, in small notes, into the organ, with new harmonies, by which iheir or piano-furte part, which renders it a beauty and effect is greatly increased; valuable book to practitioners in thorough and, in three or four pieces, Mr. Gar bass. The only faults of the work are diner has exhibited the character of his such, as the author may readily correct prototypes in kindred compositions of bis in future copies, or in his second volume, own,

we mean in the engraving and printing. In general, we could have believed The character used by the engraver, in that ihe music in these pieces had the heads particularly, is antique and sprung out of the words, rather than that inelegant, and the printing is often obe the words had been applied to the mu- scure. A work, possessed of such transsic, The operation, however, is new, cendent merit, having such pretensions, and, if followed with equal success, it and claiming the liberal patronage of wi.l bring into notice many beautiful pase wealth and splendor, ought not to offend sages which could otherwise be known the eye of taste, while it affords so de only to instrumental performers. As lectable a feast to the ear, and so success. instances calculated to convey an ac- fully exalts the soul. curace idea of Mr. Gardiner's labours, lo fiue, we do not doubt that we shall the beautiful Hymn, “On Thee euch live to hear the melodies and words of Morning, () my God," is happily con. this work used in all our churches, pare nected with the delightful Minuet in the ticularly as we have been informed, that Sinfonia, which IIAYDN composed 'for Mr. GARDINER's collection has receired the benefit of the Musical Fund, during " the formal approval" of the Archa MONTHLY MA., No. 232,

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bishop

bishop of Canterbury. For our parts, to support the high character Mr. Maze it has also our cordial approval, because zinghi has so long enjoyed as a composer, we think it is calculated at once to refine both vocal and instrumental. They are the taste and support the religious fervor progressive, and diversity, without deof the community.

serting, the subject matter. The ac" Party Kavannab;" a favorite Ballad, sung companiments are printed on separate

by Mr. Broadburse'; written by C. Dibdin, sheets, which will, in noost instances, jun.; composed by W. Reeve. is.

be found particularly convenient. The melody of this little ballad pos. « Soft be the gentle breathing Notes ;" a mucb sesses much character, and that charac.

admired Hymn ; written by the Rev. Mr. ter is novel : a praise we cannot award C ollyer, and set to music by Mr. James to every trivial song of the present day. Peck. 15. Silesian Air, with Variations for the Piano-forte. The melody of this hymn is simple and

Haip, and Flute; composed and inscribed easy in its style. It is composed for to tbe Hon. Miss F. M. Townsbend, by I. two voices, and will, in our opinion, Mazzingbı, esq. 3s. 6d.

be found acceptable to most chapel conThe variations to this air are of a cast gregations.

STATE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN SEPTEMBER.

Containing officiul Papers and authentic Documents.
RUSSIA.

been taken after sharp actions, leaving THE last French bulletin, of the 3rd of the road open to Moscow. 1 September, left the EMPEROR Napo

Tentk Bulletin. LEON with the Grand French Armies, half

Witepsk, July 31. way between Smolensk and Moscow; and The Emperor of Russia, and the Grand there can be little doubt but, ere this date. Duke Constantine, have quitted the army, that ancient and extensive capital is in the

and repaired to the capital. On the 17th, possession of the French armies. Peters

the Russian army left the entrenched camp burgh and all the Russian governments

of Drissa, and marched towards Polotsk and between S:molensk, Moscow, and the Dei

Witepsk. The Russian army, which was at Baltic, canuot fail therefore to be easily

ne Drissa, consisted of five corps d'armée, cach of

two divisions, and of four divisions of cavalry. occupied by the French armies. Those One corps d'armée, that of Prince Witgenwho do not consult maps talk, however, of stein, remained for the purpose of covering cutting off the retreat of the French St. Petersburgh; the four other corpo, having after they have defeated them ; that is, arrived on the 24th ac Wi: epsk, crossed to they purpose to occupy, with a Swedish the left bank of the Dwina. The corps of and British force, the frontiers of Poland, Ostermann, with a party of the cavalry of the Germany, aud Hungary, a line extending guards, put itself in motion at day-break of about 1200 miles; such line constituting,

the 25th, aird marched upon Ostrovno. in truth, the rear of the French armies.

On the 25th of July, General Nansouty, But, perhaps, according to report, we

with the divisions Bruyere, and St. Germain,

and the 8th regiment of light infantry, enshall in our next have to record the terms

countered the enemy two leagues in advance of a peace between France and Russia.

of Ostrovno. The action commenced. See A meeting has recently taken place at veral charges of cavalry took place; all of them Abo, between the Emperor Alexander, was in favor of the French. The light cathe French Crown Prince of Sweden, valry covered itself with glory. The king of and Lord Cathcart, an English agent, Naples mentions the brigade Piré, composed to concert about the means of defending of the 8th Hussars, and 16th Chasseurs, as Russia.-A council for defence when the having distinguished itself. The Russian caenerny bas two hundred thousand men in valry, of which a part belonged to the guards, the heart of the empire! Such are the was overthown. The batteries which the measures of the old dynasties of Europe,

enemy opened upon our cavalry, were carried.

The Russian intantry, who advanced to supto oppose the vigorous enterprise of Na

port their artillery, were broken and sabred poleon!

by our light cavalry. Beneath we have continued the Bulle

ulle. On the 26th, the Viceroy marching with tins of ihe Grand French Ariny in Russia, the division Delzon, at the head of the coanci also a proclamation of the Emperor dumns, an obstinate action of the advanced of Russia. The 13th and 14th bulletins guard, of from 15 to 20,000 men, took place were dated from SMOLENSK, which had a league beyond Ostrovno. The Russians

kere

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