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Bocking ; so that this probably is a tens the safety of the congregation : parish endowed with tithes.
if this is a true report, is it not a reMiddlehaın Deanery, co. York, is flection on him wbose immediate prosaid to have a peculiar jurisdiction of vince it is to prevent it? its own; and this, probably, co-exten The tower of the parish church of sive with the parish upły; and its in- St. Andrew in this town has been recotne perbaps arises likewise from the ported as dangerous for these forty tithes of the parish.
years; but it lias become very lately lo Cornwall there is the Deanery of so extremely bad, that the bell-ringer's Borian distinct from the Rectory of have refused to do their duty. Yet Burian, but both are in the patronage this parish is one of the richest in of the Crown
England. It was of these Deaneries (and it is i hope that the very exemplary Bisupposed, though not recollected, that shop of the Diocese will direct the there are others of the same sort in church to be properly examined ; the kingdom) that information was which may save the lives of hundreds. requested ; and any communication As a proof of the increase of Sectathrough the medium of your valua- ries, a gentleman of the parish was ble Miscellany will be thankfully re offered 15001. for a piece of ground ceived.
close by the church, to build a disWhat is the nature of the Collegiate senting meeting-house there. Church of Wolverhampton, as con Yours, &c. A PARISHIONCR. nected with the Deanery of Windsor? A Correspondent of yours, last year, Mr. URBAN,
THE vations, led to these enquiries. It is a have an evident moral tendency, pity that he had not pointed out a may serve to assist your Readers in legalone which wauts correction. The forming useful reflections from some Police Magistrates of the Metropolis of the little-noticed occurrences in life. in the public priats are constantly It has often been a matter of in. called Mr. Justice N, and Mr. Justice quiry with men of curious and philoR.; when it is well known that this dis- sophical minds, whether the works of tinction is a title given only to His Nature are carried on by a plastic or Majesty's Justices of the Courts of sort of mechanical privciple of agency, Westminster Hall.
A, B. or whether they immediately proceed
without any interposition from the Mr. URBAN,
Newcastle on Tyne, finger of God. The great regularity
and wonderful samencss which is dis. FULLY
agree with E. W. P. (vol. coverable in the operations of the reaccident which occurred at Liverpool to favour the former opinjon, and the is well calculated to call forth, and, occasional departure from this uni. imperiously demands the immediate formity, and the extraordinary changes attention of all those whose peculiar that are frequently noticed, may serve province it is to take care of and in- to countenance the laller. Perhapo spect our churches; and to sce that the former sentiment may have lakin they are not only safe, lut wholesonie. its rise from the weakness anu impe).
This duty, I believe, falls more espe- tency of man, which renders hin uncially to the Archdeacon, who ougntable in execute projects of any magni. to make a report to tac Bishop; and, tude withoat plans, or to accomplish if he sees any church in an impro- works of smgular difficulty without a per state, to report that church : but lirge and correct seale. But this con. I fear that there are not many who sideration cannot exiend to His all. pay that attention to the churches comprehensive agency, who sees and of this land which ought to be paid ; observes all things ai one giance, to and hence arises those innumerable wbom the whole process of Nature is Dissenting mceting-houses that tbrea- naked and open, and whose knowledge ten the downfall of the Establislied and power are unlimiled and infinite. Church.
Besides, if the order and regularity in E. W. P. reports that the state of which the operations of the universe the tower of a parish church in a are conducted are admirable, the vamarket-town is dangerous, and threa- riations or departures from ihem are
bearing and sight, and danger to life first place, that the disease in the itseif, the observation of every one Harpeiden cases had not been caught will, I believe, readily convince him. previously to inoculation ; for the lo confirmasion of this remark, I send usual period elapsed after this before you three cases which have lately oc the children sickered : and it may curred in one family, at Harpenden, thercfore be averred that “the deaths Dear St. Alban's: an inhabitant of this of these three infants were in consevillage named Downes, the Keeper of quence of Small-pox Inoculation, perthe l'osl-office, had five children, two formed in the customary method by of which were vaccinated about three : a regular medical man." Think of years since; but the Small-pox bejög this, all parents ! think of this, all who Tately in the neighbourhood, the pa are interested either for your own rents were uobappily persuaded to families, or your neighbours! and eshave their other three children ino- pecially think of this, all medical çulated with that disorder. Of these practitioners! Rely not on your former two were twins, aged two ycars 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 fresult from Small-pox Inoculation under quently to attract observation from your care; some at least is to be aptheir more opulent neighbours. Iņ prehended to those on whom you pursuance of the parents' determina- operate, and to others; how can you tion, these victions were inoculated for ausser 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 patients rewhich becoming confluent, one of the coyer, may not many others through twins (it is reali's melancholy to relate your act be prematurely spatched it) died on the Ilth, the older on the away? Most of you, I believe, are Jìth, and the third child on the 14th friendly toi Vaccination ; but you de 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, inigfroin bis arm. When the disease as led by the “ fabulæ aniles," which sumed alarming appearances, a second self-interest or obdurate prejudice medical gentleman of established re- propagale, prefer that manichean 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 !Q Yours, &c.
HERTFORDIENSIS. add, that,' from minute inquiry, no blame seems imputable to the original (noculator, respecting either the
July 29. mode of communicating nie diease. I Ainmuch obliged to you for the eldest children of the family, whohad P: 1202,) where the oifice 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 useful an office 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 not the only lives which have been lost the Clergy of that District 1708. pear St, Alban's in the course of the In a late publication by Dr. Words Spring and Summer, through small worth he is styled Dean and Rector of pox inoculation.
Indnige me, Mr. Urban, with only * See Atterbury's Epistolary Corre. a few remarks. It is obvious, in the spondence, vol. II. 1783, p. 234.
of Churches. 5 Bocking : so that this probably is a tens the safety of the congregation : parish endowed with tithes.
if this is a true report, is it not a reMiddlehamn Deanery, co. York, is flection' op him whose immediate pro. -said to have a peculiar jurisdiction of vince it is to prevent it? its own; and this, probably, co-exten The tower of the parish church of sive with the parish only; and its in. St. Andrew in this town has been recome perhaps arises likewise from the ported as dangerous for these forty tithes of the parish.
years; but it has become very lately Iu Cornwall there is the Deanery of so extremely bad, that the bell-ringers Borian distinct from the Rectory of have refused to do their duty. Yet Burian, but both are in the patronage this parish is one of the richest in of the Crown.
England. It was of these Deaneries (and it is I hope that the very exemplary Bio supposed, though not recollected, that shop of the Diocese will direct the there are others of the same sort in church to be properly examined ; the kingdom) that information was which may save the lives of hundreds. requested; and any communication As a proof of the increase of Sectathrough the medium of your valua- ries, a gentleman of the parish was ble Miscellany will be thankfully re offered 15001. for a picce of ground ceived.
close by the church, to build a disa What is the nature of the Collegiate senting meeting-house there. Church of Wolverhampton, as con Yours, &c.
A PARISHIONER. „nected with the Deanery of Windsor ? A Correspondent of yours, last year,
July 8. by complaining of some clerical inno- The following remarks, as they vations, led to these enquiries. It is a
, pity that he had not pointed out a may serve to assist your Readers in legal one which wants correction. The forming useful reflections from some Police Magistrates of the Metropolis of the little-noticed occurrences in life. in the public prints are constantly It has often beca a matter of ina called. Mr. Justice N. and Mr. Justice quiry with men of curious and philoR., when it is well known that this dis sophical ininds, whether the works of tinction is a title given only to His Nature are carried on by a plastic or Majesty's Justices of the Courts of sort of mechanical priuciple of agency, Westminster Hall.
A, B. or whether they immediately proceed
without any interposition from the Mr. URBAN,
Newcastle on Tyne, finger of God. The great regularity
and wonderful sameness which is disI
with E. W. P. (vol. coverable in the operations of the ren L.XXX p. 311,) that the dreadful getable apd animal world would seem accident which occurred at Liverpool to favour the fornier opinion, and the is well calculated to call forth, and, occasional departure from this uniimperiously demands the immediate fornity, and the extraordinary changes attention of all those whøse peculiar that are frequently noticed, may serve province it is to take care of and in to countevauce the latter. Perhaps spect our churches ; apd to see that the former sentiment may have taken they are not only safe, but wholesonie. its rise from the weakness and impo
This duty, I believe, falls more espe tency of man, which renders him uncially to the Archdeacon, who ought able to execute projects of any magnito make a report to the Bishop; and, tude withoat plans, or to accomplish if he sees any church in an impro works of singular difficulty without a per state, to report that church : but borge and correct seale. But this conI fear that there are not many who sideration caunot exiend to His allpay that attention to the churches comprehensive agency, who sees and of this land which ought to be paid; ubserves all things at one glance, to and hence arises those innumerable whom the whole process of Nature is Dissenting meeting-houses that tbrea baked and open, and whose knowledge ten the downfall of the Established and power are unlimited and infinite. Church.
Besides, if the order and regularity in E. W. P. reports that the state of which the operations of the universe the tower of a parish church in a are conducted are admirable, the va. market-town is dangerous, and thrca- riations or departures from them are
often striking and unaccountable; and shall we account for the defeet of Rü. whilst we are delighted with the for- triment at this time only in the twomer, we are astonished at the latter. ther, and the consequent loss of all In whatever niode indeed the opera- her offspring? Surely these are sin, tions are performed, it is confessed on gulai variations from the expected all sides, that it is the Divine Almighty course of things as they happened beAgent that works in all, and the in- fore, and, as I would also observe, quiry may appear to be a matter of after this large increase : for the same curiosity rather than of use, which sow has within these: few weeks promode this invisible Being, may choose duced a litter of the usual number, to adopt in the works of his own bands. about twelve; and all are mostly black, Still however as the works of the Lord and likely to live, being supported by are sought out, or carefully inquired the milk of their dam.” into, of all those that have pleasure These facts are curious; and howtherein, it may not be an unprotitable ever from their humble and familiar amusement, whilst we are contem. nature they might escape the notice plating the beautiful order that is ma- of common observers, yet they can nifested in the universe, to notice some scarce fail to make an impression on of the variations from it; which may the minds of men who are accustomed serve to recall to our minds an imme- to thought and reflection. They may diate superintendency, and to awaken perhaps be deemed unworthy of attenour thoughts to the more particular tion, and even excite the ridicule of exercise of a divine interposition in all careless and superficial observers. But things.
to those who are in the habit of conThese and such like suggestions will templating the works of Providence, occasionally occur to the mind that they will assist in demonstrating that will accustom itself to take notice of superior Agency, which can continue, the ordinary operations of Nature, and or arrest and controul the ordinary especially in the animal world : and I
courses of things, whenever his infihave myself been led to them from nite wisdom and sovereign power shall observations in my farm-yard, from a think fit and expedient. Sure it is, cursory attention to what are consi- that the Lord worketh in all; and as dered as the most ignoble race of ani- . there is not a sparrow that falleth to mals, tlre very swie.
the ground without his notice, so he I have for some years kept a little may introduce occasional varieties Chinese sow, mostly of a black colour, from the general order of things, for but not without some spots of white. this or such-like excellent purpose, to The male coupanion of this animal awaken men to a due “sense of his has been usually an English boar; and Agency, and to excite them to a prothe result has been large litters from per attention to his divine power, twelve to fourteen or even sixteen which otherwise froin its uniform pigs, allinvariably black, with scarcely , tesour might too often escape from any white inarks except in the feet, their minds. legs, or tail. And she has generally
A COUNTRY PARISU PRIEST. Teared or brought up the far greater number of her young, and acted the Mr. URBAN,
N the Tables of Precedence in our Thus far things have been regular, and according to ordinary expectation. Flag Officers" are placed between But in the last autumn this same black Knights of the Bath and Knights Basow produced a large litter of twenty chelors. pigs, of which the far greater part In the Table given in Debrett's were all white, and with scarcely any Peerage, Field and Flag Officers are black spots about them. At this time entirely omitted, the mother was deprived of her usual Blackstone places ". Colonels," as supply of milk for her numerous pro- your Correspondent Scrutator obgeny; and notwithstanding all possi: serves, after the younger children of ble care, within two or three days the Knights ; but omits other Field Offiwhole liller died. Now what should cers altogether. occasion this extraordinary change in With due submission to the Heralds' the colour of the young, and this great Office, which ought to be, and I make increase in their number ¿ Or how 19 doubt is, capable of assigning a
part of a good mother towards them. I noideCourt Calendars, « Field and
proper station for all degrees io So- Aberdeen, the Treasurer under the ciety, I beg to propvuod that Naval Testator's Wil! *.” and Military Oficers, from Admirals · The further particulars desired by of the Fleet and Field Marshals down G. L. D. or others of your Readers, to Navy Lieutenants and Army Cap. may be known by application to Mr. tains, should precede Serjêunts at Law, Galen, as above. and Doctors of every description. Yours, &c.
H. B. There is a manifest impropriety, at least, in placing any Officer below
February 9. an Esquire who stands higher in the
I GIVE every credit which is due army than a subaltern ; because, al to Glotjanus for his good intens though Cornets, Ensigns, and Lieu- tions, and consider him as a Student tenants, are only denominated “Gen or Freshman, as we term it, anxious tlemen' in their commissions, Cap. for the bonour of his College; but tains and Majors are always termed from the time he has taken to answer * Esquires, and have, from thence, me, I think be might have been more the double claim to that rank arising accurate; which leads me to form an from creation and from office. opinion, that whatever studies are
It appears therefore, that the Sub- pursued at Glasgow, that of close alterns in our Army and Navy ought reasoning (which is so much attended to come after Esquires by birth or to at one of our Universities in parfortune ; and those other Officers ticular) is there neglected. If he will which I have before described, imme- take the trouble of referring to my diately after-Knights Bachelors. Letter, he will find that I did not ag. Yoars, &c.
SELIM. sert that the Scotch Universities had
not produced great men; far from it;
on the contrary, I well know we are Mr. URBAN, Penzance, July 6. indebted to them for many celebrated THE following information, copied characters; and he might well have 1807, will, I think, sufficiently an Robertson and a Beattie, who do swer the queries of your Correspond- honour to the places of their educaent G. L. D. in Vol. LXXX. p. 517. tion ; but I only asserted, Mr. Urban,
“ The cost of 300 copies, bound, of that the title of A. Mi by custom, each of the two Treatises, is to be which in this Kingdoni generally opededacted from the Premium of £400 rates as a law, belongs to them who bequeathed to the person whose Trea- have taken that degree at Oxford or tise shall be judged the second in Cambridge, and to take it, when edupoint of merit.
cated elsewhere, appears to me to "lo order to prevent partiality; arrogate an improper distinction, and the Authors are desired not to send puts me in mind of what I read when their Treatises with their name, or in a school-boy, ' sic vos non vobis,' &c. their own hand-writing, but with a I did not mention the names of a Motto, which Motto is to be also Newlon, Addison, Locke, Bentley, &c.; written on the outside of a sealed for the question is not which Colleges paper, containing the name and ad- have produced the greatesť meo, but dress of the Author. Only the Prize merely whether a Scotch A. M. is alones to be opened ; the others destroyed :- and the Treatises will be * We are inforged, that the munificent Teturned to whoever claims by the Testator was a Clergyman of the Scotch Motto, on application to the Trea Church, of the name of Burnet (a relative surer, Alexander Galen, Esq. Mer
of the celebrated Bishop) and having been cbant, Aberdeen. All the Treatises
himself deeply infected with Infidel prin. to be with bim before the lst January solved on this method of perpetual coun
ciples, when recovered from them, he re1814, and the Premiums to be paid teraction of these principles for we unin Whitsuntide Term next after the
derstand the sums now offered as Pres decision of the Judges. Intermediate
miums are not the principal, but an acinquiries between this and the 1st Ja.
cumulation of tbe Interest of that sum; nuary 1814, will be answered by and that the Premiums will be repeated Leiters addressed, post-paid, to the so often as the Interest shall amount to said Alexuñder Galen, Esq. Merchant, the like sun uf £1600. EDIT.