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the Fiend of War, That now relentless o'er Europa's plains Roams uncontroul'd, and drives his iron car
Through scenes of horror and o'er heaps of slain *,". Let us address ourselves to Genius and to Science, and implore them to sooth and harmonize the disturbed and angry passions of mankind, by their protection, and their influence.
May a succeeding year unfold a more propitious prospect, and our Countrymen be blessed with the return of Happiness and Peace!
“Haste, happier hours !"
* From Roscoe's translation of the Greek Verses addressed by Mustis to Leo X.
i No Days. Mo.
60 79 SA- 3 cleas
61 71 SO-3 3 58 69 80- 3
Dostly clear 61 70 30. 3 ditto 5 55 58 30- 4 mostly cloudy 58 72 30
ditto 7 59 70 So. 1 møstly clear
65 74 30-0
56 74 29-18 eloudy at times, some light rain in the evening 10 60 66 29-15
cloudy 11 61 67 29-15 cloudy at times, windy 12 56 66 29-18 cloudy, some light rain 13 57 60 29-16
mestly cloudy, frequent beavy rain, with hail 14 58 65 30- 1 clear most of the day 15 59 70 30. 3 elear 16 58 67 29-18 cloudy at times 17 56 68 29-18 18 64 71 29-18 mostly eloudy 19
63 69 29-18 cloudy, some light showers 20 63 63 29-18
morning cloudy, light rain, afternooB clear, siady 21 65 74 S0- 2 cloady at times 22 67 73
clear 67 74 30- 5
ditto 62 73 30- 3
ditto 25 67 75 30- 1 mostly clear, evening cloudy 26 62 70 30.0 cloudy at times, some light rain 27 54 65 29-18 mostly cloudy, one heavy shower 98 60 68 29-18
mostly clear 29 GO 72 29-18
ditto So 64 72 30- 0 cloudy at times.
The average degrees of Temperature as noted at 8 o'clock in the morning, are to 53-100ths; those of the corresponding month in the year 1809, were -58 85-100ths; in 1808, 59 90-100ths; in 1807, 5945-100ths ; in 1806, 01 80-100ths; in 1805, 57 50-100ths; and in 1804, 62.
The quantity of Rain fallen this month, is equal to 1 inch 55-100ths ; that of the corresponding month in the year 1809, was 1 inch 75-100ths ; in 1808, 1 inch 75. 100ths; in 1807, 15-100ths of an inch; in 1806, 1 inch 32-100tbs; in 1805, 2 inches 58-100ths; and in 1904, 25-100ths of an inch.
METEOROLOGICAL TABLE for July 1810. By W. Cary, Strand. Height of Fahrenheit’s Thermometer. Height of Fahrenheit's Thermometer.
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,
For JULY, 1810.
July 20. ther be is wrong in this, or whether “ Constant READER," p. 303, b. the Church of Rome, in a work re
professes himself to be griev. peatedly published by authority at ously disappointed” and “astonished,” Rome, has belied the Council, in say, because I have attributed to the Coun- ing these rules were published " cit of Trent“ a rule which, he says, the command of the Council of Trent," did not exist at the time of that Coun- when, in fact, they never did command cil.” When or by whom the rule in them to be published; these are points question was actually drawn up, I which I leave to your Correspondent shall not 'now inquire. In common to investigate and sestle as truth may and fair construction, a General, or lead him; and will only add, that if other person in authority, is said to he can prove that the Council of Trent perform the exploit, whether laŭdable never did make themselves responsible or otherwise, which he orders to be for these rules by injoining them to be doñé ; and it must be evident to any published, he is then perfectly welcandid reader, that in this sense only, come to substitute " the Church of I said (Life of Nowelt, p. 152,) the Rome" for " the Council of Trent" Council of Trent " prohibited the in the passage which has given him reading of the Scriptures in the ver so much trouble. Dacular tongue;" as I distinctly re Yours, &c. R. CHurton.' ferred to " Rutes, &c. Dy order of the P.S. One point I had nearly overCouncil of Trent. Index Libror. Pro- looked. Your Correspondent (p. 303,) hibit. 1758, p. ll.” So the book itself speaks with " astonishment on finding expressly exhibits these rules: " Re- himself referred for proof of the whole gulæ Indicis sacrosanctæ Synodi Tri to a rule of the Index Expurgatorius." dentinæ Jussu editæ :" " Regulas ip- This is a mistake. I referred to that. sias Indicis sacrosanctæ Synodi Tri rule only for what it relates to, the dentinæ jussu editas -- præmisimus." reading of Scripture. For what is said We learü from Father Paul's History respecting Catechisms, distinct auof the Council of Trent*, that a Com- thorities are given in the note on the mittee, consisting of four archbishops, passage; Life of Nowell, p. 152. R. C. nine bishops, and others, was appointed, to frame this famous Index Libro. Mr. URBAN,
July 22. rum Prohibitorum ; and Du Pin him
N the course of the Vaccine contest, self, before the Council ended, says
it has often been asserted, that expressly of this Committee, “they Inoculation for Small-pox is a thing have now set their fast hand to the
$o safe as to induce no danger; and work t.”. Whether therefore he else wonderful stories have been circulated Where mis-states the fact, in saying, of practitioners having performed this “ This Index"contained as yet no operation even on thousands without fules” (though he admits the rules the loss of a single patient. If the #ere published, with the Index, a few foodgates of prejudice are still to be months afterwards by Pius IV.) and kept open, and a torrent of filth to that the rules " ought not to be flow through them against Vaccinalooked upon as the Council of Trent's, tion, the most important of modern ör made by their authority *;" whe: discoveries, it were to be wishod that P. 446, Engursh edition.
this boasted method of security under † Eccles. Hist. Fel..1692, &c. p. 389. Variolous Inoculation might be gene.
Can. of Script. vol. i. 1696, p.255. rally known and followed. That there The Council ended in Dec. 1563, and the is danger from it, as it is commonly index, Du Pin says, was published in 1564, performed, danger to the organs of
hearing and sight, and danger to life first place, that the disease in the itseif, the observation of every one Harpenden cases had not been caught will, I believe, readily convince liim, previously to inoculation ; for the In confirmation of this remark, I send usual period elapsed after this before you three cases which have lately oc the children sickened : and it may curred in one family, at Harpenden, therefore be averred that “the deaths near St. Alban's: an inhabitant of this of these three infants were in consevillaye named Downes, the Keeper of quence of Small-pox Inoculation, perthe l'ost-office, had five children, two formed in the customary method by of which were vaccinated about three a regular medical mau.” : Think of years since; but the Small-pox being this, all parents! think of this, all who lately in the neighbourhood, the pa are interested either for your own rents were unhappily persuaded to families, or your neighbours! and eshave their other three children ino- pecially think of this, all medical culated with that disorder. Of these praciitioners! Kely not on your former two were twins, aged two years and success, even if it have been comparseven months, and the third an infant atively great. What has happened to only eight' months old : 'nor did their another, may happen to you! but if ages only appear favourable for the mischief less serious than what has operation; they were all fine healthy been detailed should accidentally rechildren ; indeed, so much so as fre- 'sult from Small-pox Inoculation under quently to attract observation from your care; some at least is to be aptheir more opulent neighbours.. Iņ preheaded' to those on whom you pursuance of the parents' determina- operate, and to others; how can you tion, these victims were inoculated for answer for the effects of the contathe Small-pox by a regular profes- gion which you have excited ? Grant, sional man; they all look the disease, that your own immediate patieąts rewhich becoming confluent, one of the coyer, may not many others through twins (it is really melancholy to relate your act be prematurely suatched it) died on the 11th, the other on the away? Most of you, I believe, are 12th, and thie third child on the 14th friendly to Vaccination ; but you do day from the commencement of the
not appear to recommend it with sufvariolous fever, in the paroxysm officient zeal, nor do you object to ino: which one of them suffered so much culating variolously at the first repain that he literally tore his flesh quest of uninformed people, who, misfroin his arm. When the disease as. led by the “ fabulæ aniles,” which sumed alarming appearances, a second self-interest or obdurate prejudice medical gentlemañ of established re- propagate, prefer that inanichean idol, putation and extensive practice was Small Pox, to the security and blesscalled in; but the efforts of science ings of Vaccination. were vain: it is only fair however 10 Yours, &c.
HERTFORDIENSIS. add, that,' from minute inquiry, no blame seems imputable to the original (
AM much to or the subsequent treatment. The two eldest children of the family, whohad P: 1202,) where the office of Dean bien vaccinated three years before, Nural is explained * Perhaps some werc exposed in all possible ways to of your Correspondents will bave the the infection, even 'sleeping in the goodness to state how far the duties same room with the other three, till of so very usefut an oftice are still the stench became insupportable; and exercised, and whether in any dioceses it is only one of ten thuasand similar besides that of Exeter. facts to say, that they wholly resisted Bishop Atterbury was Archdeacon infection. Though no other instance of Totness, and the account of the so remarkable bas occurred, these are Dean Rural constitutes his Charge to pot the only lives which have been lost the Clergy of that District 1708. pear St. Alban's in the course of the lo a late publication by Dr. Words Spring and Summer, through Small-forth he is styled Dean and Rector of
Indulge me, Mr. Urban, with only * See Atterbury's Epistolary Corre. a few remarks. It is obvious, in the spondence, vol. II. 1783, p. 234.