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paign. In Spain, the spirit of the people is In the House of Commons, the address represented 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. V'yse; 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 speechi, 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 : tuully to support the contest. The achieve he was secunded by Lord Cochrane. This ments of the British arms in the Indian Seas reduced Lord Jocelyn to the necessity of are spoken of in ternus 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 thie physicians in attenbeen entirely extinguished : and it is re- dance on bis Majesty has been taken by both comtended 10 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 lated to secure their internal prosperity, and receiving the Report of this examination, the 10 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 Kingdomn.” 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 deby the affair of the Chesapeake hare, how- fraying the expense attending his exercise of ever, been removed ; anii 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 his Majesty's person, and the household Cruwn'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, lowhich 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 continued indis- 15th of February next until the 31st of Deposition. Under this severe calamity, his comber, and for regulating the duties on Royal Highness derives the greatest conso- sugar wash. 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 froin that country, in every ditficulty like will resort with a firm Lord Folkstone having brought under the conhdence, that through your assistance notice of the liouse 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 important 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 behalf of bis beloved father and apply some remedy to the evil; and Sir serered 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

In the House of Lords, the address was the administration of those couris. moved by the Earl of Slatisbury, and se- A Comınittee 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. bis protest against the present system, both By the returns under the Population Act, of conimerce and finance, and severely con- laid on the table of the House of Conmous, denning the conduct pursued with respect it appears that there has been an increase to Ireland.

of our populativu, since the last Census was

NAVAL INTELLIGENOR.

taken, to the astonishing extent of one mil- 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 returns in preparing the weapons of destruction, before our readers in sonie future oumber. 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 happy 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, two of collection on that occasion for the Naval and 74, and one sloup of war, on their return Military Bible Society, whose exclusive ob- from ibe Biliic. One of the 74, 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 Holland. The inquiry, it appears, that, of the seamen 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, bave applied to the Society for Bibles; witia were driven ashore on the Danish coast, and whose request, owing to the state of its the crews of both, amounting to near 1100fands, the Society finds it impossible, willi- men, were drowned, with the exception of cat further aid, to comply. The army is six men.

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PASTOR; I. L.; J.; and the corrected edition of a Hymn by E-y 1. R. will be inserted.
PHILOCARITES; CHRISTICOLA; and Bpadures, have been received.
We beg to inform MARGARET DU 1.5., that although the British Review is a Quarterly

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 OPPRESSORUX

Anicus. Au IMPARTIAL OBSERVER complains of os, we apprehend, without reason. We still

think the attention which Lord Sidmouth has paid to the state of religion in this country, as well as many of his projected improvements, particularly with respect to the building and appropriation of places of Worship, bigbly “ laudable." It is not thence to be inferred, that we coincide with his Lordship in every thing which he proposed to effect with respect to the Toleration Act.--Our Correspondent assumes, that we have left it doubtful whether dissent or riot be the grealest evil, because we happen to have recommended an evening service in the church, on this ground, among others, that it will 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 ibis, that we consider “riot and dissent" as 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 certainly are no friends to dissent, as such; although we think it far better that men should be good dissenters than bad churclımen ; and although we most cordially rejoice iu 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 description of dissent, the growth of which in a parish it would be desirable to use such Dans as we recommend for stopping, even although those nicans should tend to stop the growth of riot also ? What would even he say, in the case of an attempt to establisha ani Antinomian “ interest” in a parish; or to form a society of Universalists, or Socinians, or Swedenborgians, or to gain adherents to Johanna Southcot? Would it be allowable 10 consider such cases of dissent as evils, the growth of which a minister might labour by ail 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 flock, regard without uneasiness the progress of dissent and separation among them? We believe that no persons would feel the separation and disunion of weir 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 “ihc principles of the Christian Oh. server.” And he says, “ It is ofteu 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, have 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 a 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 ing sentiments in religion. They are those of the Church of England, as beld, not by the Bisliop of Linculo or Dr. Haweis, kwe by the Christian Observer ?"

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prayer to him, was thereby so pressSOS E MEMORABLE THİNGS, 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 He Countess of Seafield con

would accept the will for the deed;

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, bezging he would yet spare her to when of late he was so low in his recover strength, before she went bealth 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 lord to see him at Edinburgh, be 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 event 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

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 that 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 pened, 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. OBSEH. No. 122.

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of salvation ; for God hath not ape taken up wholly with the thoughts of
pointerl us to wrath, but to obtain death and eternity. She often said,
salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, that it was a quite ditterent 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 mispend
might be done away, and greatly ing of her time, of her baving beer
comforted him; and ihat afterwards, an unfaithful steward of what he had
looking a little farther, he observed committed to her trust, of her un-
these words, • Rejoice evermore : faithfulness to her former calts 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 and 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 slum-
to him how great reason he had to 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 condemning herself,con-
since God had ever been so good to fessing that she had sought to please
him notwithstanding his ingratitude herself more than God, and that self-
and impurity; and since his will love and the cares of the world bari
could not but be the best; that occupied her thoughts more tharr
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
conmanded 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 teinpta- 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
bimself had prescribed to him, viz. flowed 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 her's
when he happened to be in any was any thing else, was ready to
of those circumstances, the remem- 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, anul so had no reason to
On this his mother expressed a great entertain such tears, she said.
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 bewail-
of mind on his account, the same ing to one her sinful condition, and
passages of Scripture had greatly that although God bad preserved her
retreshed her spirit. She confessed from gross and scandalous sinas, yet
she had been far 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,
mercituliy look upon her infirmities, having sought only to please herself,
while she resolved, forgetting what and not God; it was said iu 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

were great and

was

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