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263 Ever guarded be thy sway,

"Twill sink in Time's deep gulf away, Ever mindful of that day,

No pilgrim as they pass shall say, When by awful Heav'n's decree

Here Minsden stood of yore. I must give account of thee.

Yet those stout hearts that rear'd the pile, Yet in temper'd colours drest, Fashion'd like a rainbow vest ;

That fought for Salem's towers, the while

In honour's fame shall bloom :
Biended tints of grave and gay,

Green was the laurel on their brow,
Cheer my spirit on its way,
Come and wander with the muse,

lu the tourney's knightly strife, and now

It thickens on their tomb.
Free her airy path to choose,
Free sith her to rise or fall,
Soar to skies at fancy's call;

PARAPHRASE OF Joel, c. III. v. 15, 16.
Cling to sublunary things,
Or above expand thy wings.

VEILED shall be the glorious Orb of day, Yet, oh yet! my soul pursue

And the pale moon no more reflect her In thy garb of rosy hue;

ray: Chase the fear that hints the sorrow; Theu all the beauteous gems that deck the Bring the hope that crowas the morrow ;


[light; Bring Religion, Heav'n-lorn child- Confounded, shall withdraw their wonted Smiling like a Cherub mild;

The awful thunders of the Lord shall roar, Bring the faith that meets the skies ; Echo'd from sea to sea, from shore to shore; Vision blest that peace supplies,

The Heavens affrighted, at his voice shall When her bright unclouded mien


[quake; Penetrates the closing scene.

M. And Earth, with all her living myriads,

But chiefly then, Jehovah shall compose ON MINSDEN CHAPEL,

Their hope and strength who on his grace

repose, A ruin near Hitchin, in Hertfordshire.

Aud safely guide them midst these dire No pomp of art, no jewell'd shrine,


[arms, No tombs of gilded splendour shine And shield them with his own Almighty

In Minsden's lone remains.
Nor Parian marble's vivid glow,
Nor mimic works of art, that shew

The sculptor's faultless pains.

To the Memory of Thomas Green, esq. Rent is the fence; and loiterers tread,

By Mrs. Biddell, of Playford. (See p. 246.) Gay, and unthinking on the bed

IN fancy's eye, around thy silent bier
Of many a Preston * seer;

What shadowy forms in classic groups

1 The truant boy forsakes his sheep

Painting and Poesy still linger there, (see ; To pluck the azure bells, that


And Music breathes her plaintive dirge Upon his grandsire's bier.

for thee ! The ivy o'er those mouldering walls

Their votary thou, when Life's warm thrill In fair festoons of nature falls,

was thine,

(paid; And mantles on their brow:

And Taste's pure tribute as thine incense It seems to weep for that lone aisle,

How justly now to grace thy marble shrine, That broken arch, and desert pile,

They pour their homage to thy gentle In roin sinking now :

shade. Yet have they seen the steel-knit mail

On thy mild Virtues memory loves to dwell, The swords, the spears, that ne'er did fail,

Thy calm Philosophy, for ever past;
Of Salem's chivalry t.

While weeping friendship mourns the broken That race is gone—and this their seat


[cast. Now bends the spoiler's shafts to meet,

Which Social Talents once around thee As if in sympathy.

Thine to the sacred ardour Freedom gave, That race is gone, but still their name

As in thy breast she nurs'd her hallow'd

flame; Stands blazoned in the scroll of fame,

[grave, It ne'er may wane or fade :

Hence are her sighs now wafted o'er thy The deeds of heroes cannot die ;

And patriot honours wait upon thy name, Though low and cold in dust they lie, With Genius gifted, and by Taste refin'd, A crown of glory soothes their shade.

For Nature's charms thine was a Poet's But Minsden falls. Yon mid-day Sun,

eye ;

And all the rich endowments of thy mind E're many an annual course is run,

Told the deep source of its fertility.
Wil know its place no more;

But vainly I attempt that mind to paint, * A hamlet near.

In thine own page superior traits are seen : † The Chapel belonged to the Knights of Nor deem this sketch, imperfect all and faint, St. John of Jerusalem.

A Tribute worthy of the name of GREEN.


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NETHERLANDS. The Jesuits in France are making a The Philosophical College at Brussels rapid and steady progress to the posses- is expected to open on the tbird Monday sion of wealth and power. It is stated in October. It appears that the Goveratbát they have lately asked the Govern- ment spare neither care nor expence, ment to give them the building and es- that every thing in this establishment tate of the Val de Grace, that ihey may may be answerable to its important desestablish a house of their fraternity; and tination. It will be entirely lighted with sucb is their influence, that preparations gas. An immense hall, or lecture-room, have been begun for the removal of the in the shape of an amplitbeatre, and military hospital by which the Val de capable of containing 1200 persons, is Grace is now occupied.

nearly finished. Each pupil will have The French Government have given his room in the College, wbicb he will instructions to the Commissary-general find conspletely furnished at the expense of Bordeaux, ibat South American Inde

of tbe Government. All the courses of pendent vessels shall be admitted, on

lectures are gratuitous; the expense of condition that they do not bear their fag, board is only 200 forins ; and stipends but without compelling them to hoist will be granted to pupils who are not that of any other nation ; that the mer- able to pay so moderate a sum. chants and commanders of the Colom

SAVOY. bian and other independent vessels shall be treated as friends, and that the ships

A successful attempt to reach the sun. and crews shall be subject to tbe same

mit of Mont Blanc, ihe pinnacle of Euregulations as those which govern the rope, has just been made by an Englishintercourse with other foreign nations.

man, Dr. E.J.Clarke, a young pbysician of

distinguished science and much enterSPAIN.

prize. He completed this arduous task

at two o'clock P. M. on Saturday, the 27th The situation of Spain is truly deplor- of August, and returned to Cbamouni able. The Ultras, dissatisfied with the in safety. The last attempt was made moderation of King Ferdinand, appear about four years since, and proved very resolved to increase the misery of their disastrous, most of the party having unhappy country, by involving it once perished, without any one of them acmore in all the borrors of a civil war. complishing the object in view. Bessieres, a Field Marslial of tbe Spanisha

GREECE. army, commenced this revolutionary movement at Getare, in Arragon. The Authentic letters from Napoli di RoCount D'Espagne baving been dispatch- mania, dated 1st August, announce that ed, at the bead of a strong body of troops, on the morning of that day, the Pro. in his pursuit, overtook and arrested him visional Government of Greece bad made about a league from Molina d'Arragon, and published an Act of Submission to on the 25th ultimo, and on the 26th the England, inviting 'its protection on the rebel chief and seveo of his associates same condition as the lovian Islands. were executed. Some idea may be form. This appeal to tbe British Government ed uf the extent of the conspiracy from was preceded by conferences between the ibe fact that the papers of a monk who Greek. Cbiers and Commodore · Hamilacted as treasurer to Bessieres' faction ton, who commands the English daval have been seized, and disclose that the force in the Levant. It must be observ. chapters of all the metropolitan churches ed that this important resolution was of Spain, and many rich convents of the taken before the raising of the siege of order of Carthusians, of St. Bernard, Missolongbi, wbich is now certain, and St. Jerome, St. Augustin, and St. Basil, the defeat of the force both by land and had tased themselves to raise 14,000,000 by sea which the Ottoman Porte had beof reals for the support of the conspira fore that place. cy. The celebrated Empecinado, the Learning is making rapid strides a. author of the Guerilla system which did mong the Greeks. Argos possesses a so mucb injury to Bonaparte's armies, school where the Homerian language is was lately bung at Koa, in Old Castile, taugbt, with history, philosophy, and within a few leagues of Valladolid. many other languages. A school on the


1995. Foreign News.

265 Lancasterian systemi, established since persons of the different tribes. the revolution, contains more than 200 travellers will debark in the Bight of sebolars ; and at Athens two schools ex- Benin, whence Capt. Pearce and Dr. ist, which, thougb extremely large, can- Morrison will proceed Eastward, in as not contain near the number of pupils direct a course as circumstances will perthat arrive from all parts of the country. mit, to Timbuctoo; and Capt. ClapperEAST INDIES.

ton and Dr. Wilson will proceed NorthThe Albion, Captain Swainson, from ward, taking the City of Soudon for Calcutta, which sbe left on the 17th of don has promised to send guides to Soc

their ulterior point. The King of SouApril, bas brought very important in. telligence respecting the progress of the katoo, to meet the latter travellers, rewar in the East. "The British troops; ceive the presents, and propitiate the under the command of General Morri, other native Sovereigns. It is a prevailson, arrived in the Aracan River on the ing belief among the natives, that there 14th of March, after a passage, in open Timbuctoo and Soudon, with tbe Atlan.

is a lake communication between both boats, of three days from the Mayoo, tic Ocean, flowing into the Volta. which is separated from the river by sunderbunds of about 15 miles in length,

NORTH AMERICA. which rendered marching altogether im.

Capt. Franklin and his exploring party practicable. The camp was formed at are to proceed by the Erie canal, Lakes Keybarindong, on the South-east side of Huron and Snperior, to Fort William, the Aracan river, about 20 miles from and thence to Winnipeg, Alabasca, and the important fortress of Aracan, which

the Great Bear Lakes, near to which was garrisoned by ahout 10,000 Bur place they are to winter. In the spring mese. As soon as all the troops destined the party are to proceed down M'Kento operate against this strong hold were

zie's river to Bebring's Straits, where collected together, the division, in the

a sbip will be in readiness to transport lightest marching order, the officers them to India, with a view of getting without their borses, and with only one

into the South Sea. Dr. Richardson's bullock each, proceeded towards Aracan. party will separate from Capt. Franklin Some skirmisbes took place, occasion

at the mouth of M'Kenzie's river, and ally, between them and the Burmese'; explore the country as far as the Copperbut no affair of moment occurred until mine river. Captain Bucbey, after havabout tbe end of the month, when, seve- ing landed Capt. Franklin at Canton, ral stockades, in front of Aracan, were

will take in provisions for Bebring's taken by the British troops. On the Straits, where he expects to meet Capt. 29th and 30th a severe cannonading cook Parry. The agents of the Hudson Bay place, and skirmishing between the rival Company have formed depots of proviforces. Next day the fortress was cap

sions for tbe whole route. The want of tured by our troops; but, though the

the canoes, wbich were abandoned at event is certain, we are witbout any par- Cape Turnagain from weakness and faticulars of the circumstances by which tigue, proved a terrible bar to the crossibe capture was accomplished. The ing of rivers ; but on this occasion a main army, under the command of Gen. water-proof canvas buat bas been proSir Archibald Campbell, had broken up vided, so admirably contrived that it may from Rangoon, and reacbed Sarave, on be separated into pieces, one of which the Irawaddy, distant 112 miles from each of the party may stow into his Rangoon, on the 3d of March, without knapsack, or carry in his pocket! loring a man.

New York is now the largest town in

the western hemisphere, and it is increas. AFRIGA.

ing, and from its natural advantages must The Brazen, of 28 guns, Capt. George increase, with a rapidity which, in the Willes, sailed for the coast of Africa, with course of a century, will probably make Captains Clapperton and Robert Pearce, it eclipse the most populous capitals of and Doctors Morrison and Wilson, of the old world. From an actual and carethe Royal Navy, on their mission into ful enumeration, it was found that the the interior of Africa, having in view number of new houses erected in 1824, be discovery of the yet unknown course was 1694. Each house contains on an and termination of the River Niger, and average, two families, or twelve persoos. opening friendly communications with Thus New York must have added about the principal native Kings and Cbiefs. 20,000 persons in the course of the last -The Brazen has also on board, with year to its popula:ion, which is now es. the same object, a number and variety timated at 150,000 sonls. There are of of presents, suited to the notions, capa different places of worship-Baptists, Il; bvladies, and wants of tbe Kings and chief friends, 4; Independents, 4; Lucberans, GENT. Mag. September, 1825.

Domestic Occurrences.

[Sept. % ; Methodist Episcopal, 7; Methodist Reformed Dutch, 13; Roman Catholics, Society, 3; Metbodist African, 3; Mo. 2; Synagogue, 1; Unitarians, 1; Uni. pasians, ! ; New Jerusalem, 1 ; Presby: versalists, 2; Non-descript, 3; Building, Cerians, 194 . Protestant Episcopal, 18; 2-Total, 97-Number of Ministers, 130.

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Bishop Luscombe confirmed 120 young per:

sons in the French capital -eight Clergymen

attended in their roles three assisted in À remarkable event has occurred, con- the performance of Divine Service, and the nected with the history of the Scottish Epis- Sermon was preached by the Chaplain to the copacy, which cannot fail to be interesting to Embassy. the Clergy of the Established Church. The Previous to the year 1688, Episcopacy celebration of marriage, &c. abroad by the was the established form of Church GoreraRight Rev. Bishop Luscombe has been an- ment in Scotland as well as in England; but nounced in the Newspapers ; but the public the same convention of estates which transwere not generally aware of the consecration ferred the crown to William and Mary, of such an individual. However on reference abolished Episcopacy as the established form to a Sermon preached in the Episcopal of Church government in Scotland, and estaChurch of Stirling, at Dr. Luscombe's con- blished Presbytery, and this has remained to secration, we find an account prefixed, from the present day. At that time the Episcowhich we abstract the following particulars, pal Church in Scotland consisted of fourteen as explanatory of the circumstance.

Bishops, including the Archbishops, and “During a residence of five years in about nine hundred Clergy. Both descripFrance, the attention of Dr. Luscombe, tions of Clergy were ordered by Act of Par(Chaplain to his Royal Highness the Duke liament either to conform to the new governof Cambridge,) was naturally directed to the ment or to quit their livings. All the state of religion among his countrymen set- Bishops, and by far the greater number tled in that country, the number of whom of the inferior Clergy, refusing to take actually resident is calculated at no less than the oaths to the new government, were 50,000 : and he could not but observe with compelled to relinquish their livings, in which regret the great inconvenience and danger to Presbyterian ministers were in general placed. which this large body of British subjects were exposed, from the absence both of pro

INTELLIGENCE FROM VARIOUS per teachers episcopally licensed and visited,

PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. and of the regular administration of the holy Sacraments.

Two strong forts on the River Mersey for “ Dr. Luscombe was advised to lay the case the protection of Liverpool, are to be combefore the Bishops of Scotland, and to seek menced immediately. One of these will be that assistance from them which circumstan- situated a short distance North of the Reces rendered it improbable he would obtain gent's Dock; with salient angles projecting in England. After a long correspondence, North and South; the other Fort will be on in which zeal and prudence equally marked the opposite shore of the Mersey, in Cheshire, the conduct of the Scotch Prelates, they de- near to Seacome Ferry, and will be of a size termined not only to adopt the plan sugges- corresponding with the first. The river is ted by Dr. Luscombe, but, if he were willing there about a mile and a quarter wide, the to abandon his prospects at home, to conse- navigation of which will be completely comcrale him as their missionary Bishop to his manded by these batteries. They will mount British fellow-sul-jects abroad. Upon this a great number of guns of the heaviest decision, Dr. Luscombe did not for a moment metal, and be regularly garrisoned by troops hesitate to make the sacrifice required of of the line. him; and proceeding to the north, was The London and Portsmouth Ship Canal canonically consecrated a Bishop of the is now decided op. The estimated expevce Church of Christ, at Stirling, on Sunday, the is 4,000,000l. to be subscribed for in 40,000 20th day of March, 1825; for the ex- shares, of 100l. each ; it is intended to be press purpose of representing the Scotch navigable for line of battle ships; and the Episcopal Church on the Continent of largest ludiaman, by the aid of steam vessels, Europe." From official information we will be able to perform a passage from Lonlearn that Bishop Luscombe has met with don to Spithead in about twelve hours. The a hearty and cordial co-operation among all line will pass by part of the present barge ranks and orders of British residents at Paris, canal, and a new entrance behind South Ses and that the Clergy have zealously and una- Castle is to be opened to Spithead. The nimously accorded with the views of the mouths of Chichester Bay and Langston Scotch Bishops. On the 23d of June, Harbour are intended to be closed, and by


Domestic Occurrences.

267 deepening the latter, a basin will be formed individuals, and notwithstanding the active for vessels to ride in safety.

and prompt exertions of those who bebeld In Dorsetshire, upon the Upton estate, the dreadful catastrophe, and of the boats Dear Poole, a very extensive bed of clay, fit which immediately hastened to the spot, for the manufacture of china of the first but few persons were rescued from their pespecimens, has just been discovered, close to rilous situation. The total number drowned the water's edge. This will be an invaluable was sixteen; viz. Mr. Deering, midshipman acquisition to the manufactory of that rising of the Victory; Mr. Stanfeld, a custombranch of commerce.

house officer; Mr. Showers, a dealerin chips; Aug. 16. The first stone of a monument, Mr. Hart, slop-seller ; four young females ; near the town of Carmarthen, in honour of

one man servant; and seven boys. Gen. Sir Thomas Picton, was laid, with Sept. 16. The York Musical Festival great pomp. Beneath it were placed speci- took place this day. In a quarter of an hour meds of all the gold, silver, and copper Bri- after the Cathedral doors were opened, every tish coins of the present reign, together form in the body of the great aisle, and all with the Waterloo Medal of the late Sir T. the seats in the gallery, except those reserved Picton. They were covered with a plate for the patrons, were occupied. The perbearing the following inscription :

formance commenced at twelve o'clock, and “ This, the first Stone of the Column the opening piece of “the Dettingen Te erected to the memory of our Gallant Coun- Deum,” produced a vivid effect. The burst tryman, Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Pic- in Gloria Patri reverberated through the ton, Koight Grand Cross of the Bath, and arched roof, and the choristers filled the of several Foreign Orders, who, after serving whole atmosphere of the Cathedral with his King and Country in several Campaigns, music as completely as it was filled with air.. died glorioasly at the Battle of Waterloo, This memorable Festival was very appropriwas laid by the right honourable Frances ately concluded with the Coronation Anthem, Baroness Dynevor, assisted by Sir Christo- and the doors were thrown open to allow the pher Cole, Knight Commander of the Bath, crowd assembled in the Minster-yard to adCaptain in the Royal Navy of Great Britain, vance into the centre of the Church and Member of Parliament for the County of hear those loyal strains. In the same liberal Glamorgan, and Provincial Grand Master of spirit, the doors of the Minster were opened Masons for South Wales, on the 16th day of on Saturday for the free admission of specAugust, 1825."

tators, who had an opportunity of gratifying Sept. 12. A most alarming fire broke themselves with a sight of the majestic ontout, at the large and elegant mansion erec- fit previously to the whole being dismantled. tiag by Major Russell at the end of the The receipts were 20,000l. ; and the disMarine Parade, Brighton. It is estimated bursements stood thus:

— Expenditure that the proprietor had expended upwards of 11,000l.; New Concert Room 6,000l. ; ten thousand pounds upon the house, not a Charities 3,2001. The deed of trust now shilling of which was insured. The interior preparing, places the direction and control, was completely gutted, nothing being left but and vests the new Concert-rooms in trust the outer walls, and even in these the bood for the charity, in the Archbishop and Dean timbers were completely burnt.

of York, and in the Lord Mayor of that Portsmouth, Sept 14. At about 1 o'clock, city. or a quarter of an hour before the Princess Charlotte was let off the slip on which she The Combination System, among different was built, a most dreadful accident happened Trades, appears to be extending. It is openly as the public were crowding over the bridge avowed, that the members of these confedeacross the Dock, wherein it was intended to rate Unions contemplate to enforce the sysbring the launch. There are three Docks, tem of interference throughout all trades and all of which were dry, and every preparation employments; and those persons and trades to receive the launch was made. Under are first selected for the experiment, where each bridge there are flood-gates to let the success is thought most likely. The aid of water in or keep it back. The tide rose 'so those engaged in any trade, is solicited by rapidly, and to so unusual a height, that the delegates from the parties who have struck, ship was obliged to be launched sooner than under an engagement of affording similar was anticipated; the same great rise of wa- assistance, when their first object is attained, ter occasioned such a powerful pressure and circumstances require it, to the workmen against the gates of the south-east dock in in all other branches. Thus the silk dyers the basin as to cause them to burst inward, and ladies' shoemakers in London, have suband to carry with impetuous violence into scribed to the Bradford Union, in Yorkshire. the empty dock the bridge which rested upon In Scotland, the colliers continue their comthe gates, and, with the bridge, the persons bination. In the collieries belonging to Mr. who were unfortunately passing over it at the Dunlop, of the Clyde Iron Works, 300 time, on their way to see the launch. The workmen have turned out, who are stated torrent of water which rushed into the va- to have been able to make six shillings and caut dock below overwhelmed the unhappy three-pence a day, without over-hours. T


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