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paign. In Spain, the spirit of the people is In the House of Commons, the address Te presented as unsubdued, and the guerilla was to have been moved by Lord Jocelyn system of warfare, aided by our navy, and and seconded by Mr. Vyse; but Sir Francis promoted by the force 'we have on their Burdett rose without any previous notice, frontier, has been extended and improved, and after a long speech, in which he went and this even in provinces chiefly occupied over the various topics on which he is acby the French forces. The Prince Regent customed to dwell, moved a long address hopes to be enabled by Parliament effec- in which all those topics were enumerated : tually to support the contest. The achieve- he was seconded by Lord Cochrane. This ments of the British arms in the Indian Seas reduced Lord Jocelyn to the necessity of are spoken of in terms of appropriate com- moving his address as an amendment. It mendation, whereby security has been given was carried by a majority of two hundred. to the British commerce and possessions in and thirty-eight to one. India, and the colonial power of France has An examination of the physicians in attenbeen entirely extinguished : and it is re- dance on his Majesty has been taken by both comtuended to Parliament to consider " the Houses of Parliament. The result is highly propriety of providing such measures for the unfavourable. By all of them, his recovery is future government of the British possessions pronounced to be very improbable; and by in India, as shall appear from- experience, one or two, a still stronger expression was and upon mature deliberation, to be calcu- used to denote the absence of hope .On Jated to secure their internal prosperity, and receiving the Report of this examination, the to derive from these flourishing duminions House of Commons proceeded to arrange his the utmost degree of advantage to the con- Majesty's household and civil establishment, merce and revenue of the United Kingdom." the whole of which it is intended to transfer The differences with America are stated to to the Prince Regent ; granting him, at the be still unadjusted; the difficulties caused same time, 100,0001, for the purpose of de by the affair of the Chesapeake have, how- fraying the expense attending his exercise of ever, been removed ; and the Prince Regent the regency during the last year, and for assures Parliament, that every means of con- which no provision was made. For the care ciliation will be used consistent with the of bis Majesty's person, and the household Crown's honour and the rights and interests which he will require, and which is to be of the empire. The altention of Parliament under the management of the Queen, is again called to the finances of Ireland, 100,000l. per annum is to be allotted, towhich are stated to have improved in the last gether with an addition of 10,0001, a year to year. The speech thus concludes :-" The her Majesty's allowance. Prince Regent is satisfied that you entertain Resolutions have been adopted in the a just sense of the arduous duties which he House of Commons for stopping all distillahas been called upon to fulfil, in conse tion from grain in Great Britain, from the quence of liis Majesty's continged indis- 15th of February next until the 31st of De. position. Under this severe calamity, hiş çember, and for regulating the duties on Royal Highness derives the greatest conso sagar wasb. This restriction not extending lation from his reliance on your experienced to Ireland, it became necessary to prohibit wisdom, loyalty, and public spirit, to which the importation of spirits from that country, in every dificulty he will resort with a firm Lord Folkstone having brought under the confidence, that through your assistance notice of the House of Commons some and support lie shall be enabled, under the cases of severe oppression, which had ocblessing of Divine Providence, successfully curred in consequence of the proceedings of tu discharge the iraportant functions of the some of the interior ecclesiastical courts, a bigh trust reposed in him, and, in the name disposition was manifested by the House to and on the behall of his beloved father and apply some remedy to the evil; and Sir severed suvereign, to maintain unimpaired William Scott has consented to prepare a the prosperity and honour of the nation." bill which shall have the effect of reforming

ly the House of Lords, the address was the administration of those couris. moved by the Earl of Shatisbury, and se A Commitee of the House of Commons conded by Lord Brownlow, and it passed has been appointed to consider the state of without a division; Lord Grenville entering the Police. his protest against the present system, both By the returns under the Population Act, of commerce and finance, and severely cou- laid on the table of the House of Conupons, denining the conduct pursued with respect it appears that there has been an increase Lo Ireland.

of our populatiou, since the last Census was

NAVAL INTELLIGENCE.

taken, to the astonishing extent of one mile equally, if not more, destitute. While we lion six hundred thousand souls. We hope are annually expending such immense sums to be able to lay an abstract of the relurns in preparing the weapons of destruction, before our readers in some future number. let us not grudge to our countrymen, who

stand for our defence in the perilous edge of DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE.

battle, the means of spiritual health and We are bappy to state, that the 5th day salvation. of February is appointed to be held as a day of public fasting and humiliation. We understand that it is the intention of many We are deeply concerned to state the loss clergymen, ia and near London, to make a of no less than one sbip of 98 guns, (wo of collection on that occasion for the Naval and 74, and one sloop of war, on their return Bilitary Bible Society, whose exclusive ob- from the Baltic. One of the 74s, the Hero, ject it is to supply our naval and military force and the sloop of war, the Grasshopper, were of 450,000 men with Bibles. By a recent wrecked on the coast of llolland. The inquiry, it appears, thiat, of the seanen who whole of the crew of the former, and a great can read, only one in six has a Bible; and part of that of the latter, perished. The St. there are now upwards of 20,000 sailors who George, of 98 guns, and the Defence, of 74, bare applied to the Society for Bibles; with were driven ashore on the Danish coust, and whose request, owing to the state of its the crews of both, amounting to near 1400funds, the Society finds it impossible, will men, were drowned, with the exception of cat further aid, to comply. The army is six men.

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.

Rev. John Tench, B. D. Great Rollright Rev. Thomas Melhuish, jun. Ashwater R. R. Oxon.

Devon, vice Melhuish, resigned. Rev. John Parsons, M. A. Oborne V. with Rev. F. Belfeld, jun. M. A. Tormobain Castleton, Dorset, vice Digby, deceased. and Cockingliam Perpet. Curacies, Devon.

Rev. David William Garrow, M. A. and Rev. W. Bolland, N. A. vicar of Swines. Res. John Welboe Doyle, B. A. Chaplains head, Frampton V. Lincoloshire, vice Wuele in Ordinary to the Prince Regent,

dale, resigned. Rev. T. T. llaverfield, B. C. L. Chaplain Rev. Robert Hales, M. A. Herringswell in Ordinary to the Duke of Sussex,

R. Norfolk Rev. W. J. D. Waddilove, M. A. Pre Rev. Andrew Quicke, B. A. Aslbrittle R bendary of Ripou, Yorkshire.

Somerset, vice Veale, resigned. Hon. and Rev. Arnine Wodehouse, M. A. Rev.John Rouse, St. Breock R. Cornwall. Barnbam Broom R. with Bixton and Kim Rev. Oliver Rouse, Tetcott R. Devon. berton annexed, Norfolk.

Rev. Mr. Perney, Oxendon Perpetual Rev. Sherard Becher, M. A. East Mark- Curacy, co. Glouc. vice Bradstock, dec. ham V. with West Drayton, Notts.

Rev. J. H. Hall, Risley and Breaston Rev. J. R. E. Nelson, Congham St. Mary Perpetual Curacies, Derbyshire. R. with St. Andrew, Norfolk.

Rev. George Scauley Faber, B. D. rectoc Rev. W. Clarke, M. A. Sheckling V. with of Redmerstall, Long Newton R. Durham. Burstwiek, Holderness, vice Snaith, deceased. Rev. Mr. Cleaver, Newton R. Montgo

Rev. J. Mack reth, Ottingham Perpetual meryshire, vice Lewis, deceased. Caracy, Yorkshire, vice Snaith, deceased. Rev. Dr. E. Barry, rector of St. Mary's,

Rev. Thorpe Fowke, M. A, All-saints V. Wallingford, St. Leonard's R. in the sane Sudbury:

town, with Satwell Chapelry annexed. Rev. W. Karslake, Colmstock V. Devon. Rev. 0. Cooper, Oilerden R. Kent, rice Rev. J. Thexton, Beetham V. Westmor. Ilawker, resigned. Rev. Jonath. Holmes, Kildale R. Yorkshire. Rev. C. ON, M. A. vicar of St. Mary's,

Rev. Mr. Mansfield, Chaplain to the Hon. Lincoln, Gretton V. with Doddington, Society of Gray's Ion, vice Raine, deceased, Northainpionshire.

Rev. Charles Plumptre, Houghton R. Dur Rev. J. Chilton, B. A. Easton R. Suffolk. ham, vice Byron, deceased.

Rev. Luke Booker, LL. D. vicar of TedRev. George Heywood, B. A. Ideford stone Delamere, Herefordshire, Dudley V. alias Iddesford R. Devon, vice Bradford, Worcestershire. deceased.

Rev. J. F. Williams, B. A. Buckland Rer, Thomas Melhuish, sen. S!. Ervan R. Denham V. Somerset. Cornwall, vice Molesworth, deceased.

ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.

PASTOR; I. L.; J.; and the corrected edition of a Hymn by E-YD. R. will be
PHILOCARITES; CHRISTICOLA; and Bfa&umus, have been received.
We beg to inform MARGARET DU 1.1., that although the British Review is a 6

Review, it is not The Quarterly Review. The works are perfectly distinct.
It is not consistent with the general plan of our work to insert the letter of OPPRES

AMICUS.
Au IMPARTIAL OBSERVER complains of as, we apprehend, without reason. W

think the attention which Lord Sidmouth has paid to the state of religion in this cor
as well as many of his projected improvements, particularly with respect to the
ing and appropriation of places of Worship, highly' “ laudable." It is not thence to
inferred, that we coincide with his Lordship in every thing which he proposed to e
with respect to the Toleration Act.--Our Correspondent assumes, that we have lef
doubtful whether dissent or riot be the greatest evil, because we happen to have
commended an evening service in the church, on this ground, among others, that it
tend " to counteract the growth of riot on the one hand, or of dissent on the other
Now it surely is not to be inferred from this, that we consider “riot and dissent' a
evils of the same kind, or of the same degree. It is impossible to have read our work
and to think so. There is a difference between a typhus fever, and a tooth-ache ; yet
both are evils to be deprecated. So, though we infinitely prefer dissent to riot, we
should like much better, in a parish committed to our care, to have neither. We cer-
tainly are no friends to dissent, as such; although we think it far better that men
should be good dissenters than bad churehmen ; and although we most cordially rejoice
ju beholding the union of churchmen with dissenters, for purposes in which they can
conscientiously unite. But will our Correspondent himself say that there is no descrip.
tion of dissent, the growth of which in a parish it would be desirable to use such
means as we recommend for stopping, even although those means should tend to stop the
growth of riot also? What would even he say, in the case of an attempt to establish
an Antinomian “ interest" in a parish; or to form a society of Universalists, or Socinians

, or Swedenborgians, or to gain adherents 10 Johanna Southcot? Would it be allowable to consider such cases of dissent as evils, the growth of which a minister might labour by all lawful means to repress? And supposing the case to be ever so favourable, in respect to the doctrines taught and the practice inculcated, can a faithful pastor, who is conscientiously devoting himself to the care and improvement of his Hock, regard without uneasiness the progress of dissent and separation atnong them? We believe that no pero sons would feel the separation and disunion of their flocks more keenly than dissenting

ministers themselves would do.
A valued Correspondent objects, and we think justly objects, to the reference occasionally

made in the Advertisements on our blue Cover to " he principles of the Christian Ohe
server.” And he says, “ It is often asked, What are those principles? Are they those
of the Church of Eugland ? If so, why give them any other name? If otherwise

, then
I have done with the Christian Observer." We have only to observe, that it lies with
the advertisers, and not with us, to discontinue such a mode of expression; and we sine
cerely wish they may discontinue it. But if they do not, we should think it hard that
any one should thence infer that the Church of England and the Christian Observer are
at variance. The Bishop of Lincoln has given

us his interpretation of the principles of
the Church of England ; Dr. Llawcis and the Editors of the Evangelical Magazine, hare
given us another; the Christian Observer agrees with neither, in the view which it takes
of those principles. Now is this work to be condemned, because a person, wanting *
situation, chooses to tell the public, and pays money for the privilege of telling them so
" I wish to afford you the means of appreciating my sentiments in religion. They are
those of the Church of England, as held, not by the Bisliop of Lincula or Dr. Haweise
Emut by the Christian Observer ?"

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prayer to him, was thereby so pressSOME MEMORABLE THINGS, ESPECIALLY ed upon her that she was led to

OF THE LAST YEARS AND HOURS OF more frequent prayer, and to the THE LAST COUNTESS OF SEAFIELD. entire surrender of her heart to God. (Continued from p. 6.)

She complained, indeed, of frequent

distractions, but she begged that He THE Countess of Seafield con

would accept the will for the deed; tinued in a tolerable state of and in all her agonies and troubles she health for about a year after her was enabled to resign herself to the former sickness; and she was then' Divine will, and to comfort herself seized again with the same malady, thus : His wrath endureth but for and had the sentence of death in a moment. In his favour is lifc. herself, that she might not trust in Weeping may endure for a night, herself, but in God who raiseth but joy comeih in the morning.' the dead. She was deeply sensible " Some weeks after she was how far short she had come in brought to bed, being under great answering her former call from God pain and weakness of body, and and her engagements to him; and agony of spirit, she asked her son, she had recourse to his infinite mercy, what apprehensions he had of death, begging he would yet spare her to when of late he was so low in his recover strength, before she went health at London and given over by hence. Her prayer was again the physicians; whether he thought heard, and her spitting of blood was he should then die.

He replied, stayed. Recovering some degree of that he had not at that time any bodily health, and being desired by positive impression on his spirit that her ford to see him at Edinburgh, he should then die, as she seemed to public affairs requiring his return to have, but was very uncertain what court, she went thither and staid the evenť might be. On this, she for some time. She was here seized asked what he then thought of himwith a violent cough, which con self in case he should die. To tinued_till she was delivered of a which he answered, that when he son. For a few days after this, she considered his own great impurity, was more easy; but in a little time, and called to mind many instances the cough and the hectic returned of it, and also of bis great ingratiwith more violence than ever. tude to God, notwithstanding God's

" Soon after her return home, tender and continual care of him, being low in health and in agony of he judged that it was hardly possimind, she happened to read thar pas- ble he should ever be admitted into sage of Holy Scripture, i Thess. his presence, or have any comv. 16, “Rejoice evermore, pray munion with bim ; but that when without ceasing, in every thing give he was in these thoughts, he bapthanks, for this is the will of God in penel, in reading his Bible, to meet Christ Jesus concerning you.' She with this passage of Scripture; Bat was thereby greatly comforted; and let us who are of the day be sober, the duty of continual resignation to putting on the breast-plate of faith the will of God, and of continual and love, and for an helmet the hope, CHRIST. OBSE#r. No. 122.

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of salvation ; for God hath not ap- taken up wholly with the thoughts of pointed us to wrath, but to obtain death and eternity. She often said, salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, that it was a quite ditferent thing to who died for us that we may live meditate on death at a distance, and with him;' that this immediately to behold it just at the door. She encouraged him to hope that, through was struck with a deep sense of her the merits of Jesus Christ, his sins undutifulness to God, of the mispendmight be done away, and greatly ing of her time, of her having been comforted him; and that afterwards, an unfaithful steward of wbat he had Jooking a little farther, be observed committed to her trust, of ber unthese words, • Rejoice evermore : faithfulness to her former calls and pray without ceasing: in every solemn engagements, and that now, thing give thanks: for this is the when the cry was to go out aud meet will of God in Christ Jesus con- the bridegroom, she might have had cerning you:' which words suggested oil in her lamp, but she had slumto him how great reason be had 10 bered and slept. She continued for be thankful for whatever might be several days in great distress of mind, the will of God concerning him, judging and condemping herself,consince God had ever been so good to fessing that she had sought to please him notwithstanding his ingratitude herself more than God, and that selfand impurity; and since his will love and the cares of the world bath could not but be the best; that occupied her thoughts more than therefore he should never let grief God, and that she was not worthy or melancholy prevail over him, but of any regard from him. Thus she should comfort himself with his being poured out her soul before God day, commanded to rejoice evermore, and and night, through a deep sense of in every thing to give thanks; and her sins and a dread of ihe Divine that in all his infirmities of body judgment, often saying, “There is and heaviness of mind, and tempta- no peace to the wicked, saith my tions from the devil, the world, and God. And being told by some who the flesh, he should always have re visited her, that no repentance was course to the remedy which God acceptable to God, but that which himself had prescribed to him, viz. fowed from the true love of God, to pray without ceasing. He added, and not from self-love and the dread that on many occasions afterwards, of hell, and she, doubling if ber's when he happened to be in any was any thing else, was ready to of those circumstances, the remens- despond. And when to comfort her brance of these passages of Scripture it was told her that she had led a very had comforted and supported him. virtuous life, and so had no reason to On this his mother expressed a great entertain such tears, she said it was deal of joy, and said, that when she far from being so, and that she had herself, in the last winter, had been sought only to please herself. weak in health, and in great anguish

Being in this state, and bewailof mind on his account, the same ing to one her sinful condition, and passages of Scripture had greatly that although God had preserved her refreshed her spirit. She confessed from gross and scandalous sins yet she had been l'ar from rejoicing in when she placed herself in God's God's will, and praying without presence, and beheld his purity, she ceasing; but she hoped God would saw in herself nothing but vileness

, mercifoliy look upon her infirmities, having sought only to please herself, while she resolved, forgetting what and not God; it was said in reply, was past, to do the best for the future. that she had reason to bless God,

“ 'She had now a prospect of her who had opened ter eyes to see her approaching end, and applied wholly own sinfulness, and that this was a to prepare for it. She abandoned the token of his great mercy to her

, concern of all other things, and was though her sins

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