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MISCELLANIES. at command was very agreeable
to me, as I have often observed, FRAGMENTS.
and lately a Norwich Flospital for AMONG many other charitable old people where many lodge in institutions in the city of Glas- the same room, that the infirmigow, Scotland, is “ a neat, quiet, ty, or peevishness of one person comfortable retreat for old people, has been the cause of half stifing which has this inscription over the rest for the want of the adthe gate.
mission of (that cordial of life) ..6 When this fabric was built, air.
Howard. is uncertain ; but in the year 1567, it was made an Hospital SEMINARIES of learning are for old people. The fabric be- the springs of society, which, as came ruinous in a great mea- they flow, foul or pure, diffuse sure, and some parts unin habita- through successive generations ble. In the year 1726 the repa- depravity and misery, or on the rations were begun, and fifteen contrary, virtue and happiness. new rooms added by charitable On the bent given to our minds, donations, which will be suppli- as they open and expand, deed by old persons as the revenue pends their subsequent fate ; is increased by donations. Three and on the general management hundred pounds sterling entitles of education, depend the honour the donor to a presentation of and dignity of our species. a burgess, widow of a burgess,
Dr. Price. or child of a burgess, male or female ; and 3501. sterling “ It is the opinion of Dr. Argives the donor a right to pre-buthnot, that renewing and coolsent any person whatsoever, not ing the air in a patient's room married nor under fifty years of by opening the bed-curtains,
door, and windows, in some cases In this hospital each person letting it in by pipes, and in has his own room, eleven feet general the right management by eight and a half, in which is a of air in the bed-chamber, is cupboard and window. These among the chief branches of rooms open into passage regimen in inflammatory distwelve feet and a half wide, at eases, provided still that the in the end of which is a sitting tention of keeping up a due room, for such as choose to as- quantity of perspiration be not sociate together. A chaplain disappointed." And Dr. For. reads prayers morning and eve- dyce adds, “ By the officious and ning. There is a garden and mistaken care of silly nurses in other conveniences. They have this respect, the disease is often roast meat three times a week, increased and lengthened, or and boiled three times, and even proves fatal. Numberless cleven bottles of good beer ; indeed are the mischiefs, which coals, clothes and linen are also arise from depriving the patient provided ; but the allowance for of cool air, the changing of washing is only sixpence a which, so as to remove the pumonth. The circumstance of trid streams, is most of all ne, each person's having a window cessary in putrid diseases." I
kope I shall be excused in add
ANECDOTES. ing," In the beginning of putrid fevers (and many putrid fevers WĖ are informed of Dr. Marcome upon full habit) the patient ryat, 'that after he was someabhors, without knowing the what advanced in youth, having reason, foods, which easily puó a strong memory, he thought it trify, but pants after acid drinks his duty to make it a secret reand fruits, and such are allowed pository of the works of divine by some physicians, who follow revelation. nature. Oranges, lemons, cit- Accordingly, « he treasured rons, grapes, peaches, currants, up,” says one, a larger portion nectarines, are devoured with of the Scriptures than, perhaps, eagerness and gratitude. Can any one besides, whom we have the distillery or the apothecary's known, ever did. For there are shop boast of such cordials? some, who can assure us, they It appears, then, on the whole, had the account immediately that the food, in a putrid fever, from himself, that he has com should consist of barley, rice, mitted to memory not a few oatmeal, wheat bread, sago, salop whole books, both of the old mixed with wine, lemon, orange, Testament and the New. When citron, or chaddock juice, jellies he mentioned this, he named made of currants, and other distinctly, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, acescent fruits ; and when broths Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, and Jere are thought absolutely necessa- miah, with all the minor prophry, which probably seldom hap- ets : and every one of the epispens, they should be mixed with tles likewise in the New Testacurrant jellies, citron, lemons, ment, with the book of the Reveand orange juices.”
lation. And that he might careDr. Fordyce on inflammatory fully retain the whole of what he fevers.
had thus learnt, he declared, it was his practice to repeat them
memoriter once a year. The solox's OPINION OF THE MORAL special reason or motive, which
EFFECTS OF THE STAGE. he assigned for bis entering up* This great Athenian lawgive on this method, deserves a par. er, being present at the perform. ticular notice. He began it in ánce of a tragedy by Thespis, the younger part of life, when, who may be called the father of being under a deep sense of the the stage, asked him, when he evil of sin, and his mind sadly ig. had done, if he was not ashamed norant of God's ways of salvato tell so many lies before so tion by the righteousness of the great an assembly. Thespis an- glorious Messiah, or being in swered, it was no great matter, if the dark as to his own personal he spoke or acted in jest. To interest in it, he was sorely dis, this Solon replied, striking the tressed with fears, that hell must ground violently with his staff, be his portion. At that time it “ If we encourage such jesting was put into his heart, that, if as this, we shall quickly find it he must go to hell, he would enin our contracts."
deavour to carry with him as much of the word of God as pos
THE CURATE RELIEVED.
sibly he could. And it seems left off, to pursue it without into me to have been a secret, la- terruption on his arrival. tent principle of the fear and love of God, that established him in this purpose. For it looks as if he desired to have a supply of The following was an humorous scripture materials for his mind cure for unclerical practices. to work upon, choosing it should ever be employed in recollecting and reflecting upon those records, that thereby, if possible, A violent Welch 'squire have it might be kept from blasphem- ing taken offence at a poor cuing God, like the rest of the rate, who employed his leisure spirits in the infernal prison. hours in mending clocks and Buck's Anecdotes. watches, applied to the bishop of
St. Asaph, with a formal complaint against him for impiously
carrying on a trade contrary to FREDERIC II.
the statute. His lordship having « Frederic,” says M. T.“ di- heard the complaint, told the vided his books into two classes, 'squire he might depend upon it for study or for amusement. that the strictest justice should The second class, which was in- be done in the case ; accordingfinitely the most numerous, he ly the mechanic divine was sent read only once : the first was for a few days after, when the considerably less extensive, and bishop asked him, “How he was composed of books, which dared to disgrace his diocese he wished to study and have re. by becoming a mender of course to from time to time clocks and watches." The during his life ; these he took other, with all humility, andown, one after the other, in the swered, “ To satisfy the wants order in which they stood, ex- of a wife and ten children.” cept when he wanted to verify, “ That won't do with me," re. cite, or imitate, some passage. joined the prelate, “I'll inflict He had five libraries, all exactly such a punishment upon you as alike, and containing the same shall make you leave off your. books, ranged in the same ore pitiful trade, I promise you ;' der; one at Potsdam, a second and immediately calling in his at Sans Souci, a third at Berlin, secretary, ordered him to make a fourth at Charlottenburg, and out a presentation for the astona fifth at Breslaw. On remov- ished curate to a living of at least ing to either of these places, he one hundred and fifty pounds had only to make a note of the per annum. part of his subject at which he
Review of Dew Publications.
The Triumph of the Gospel. A lapse of time, a singular movement sermon delivered before the New
would commence, not in a solitary York Missionary Society, at
corner, but in the very midst of the
churches ; that the gospel, in its pu. their annual meeting, April 3, rity, would be sent to the most dis1804. By John H. LIVINGS- tant lands, and success crown the TON, D.D. S. T. P. To which benevolent work. The ordinary es. are added, an appendir, the an
ercise of the ministry......was not the
object of this vision. It was some. nual report of the directors, and thing beyond the common standard... other papers relating to Ameri. It was such preaching and such prop. cán Missions. New York, T. agation of the gospel, as John never & J. Swords. pp. 97.
before contemplated. There was a magnitude. n the plan, a concurrence
of sentiment, a speed in the execuRev. xiv. 6, 7. And I saw tion, a zeal in the efforts, and a pros. another angel fly in the midst of perity in the enterprise, which dis. heaven, having the everlastingtinguished this from all former pe.
riods. gospel to preach unto them that comprehends a series of causes and
The event here described dwell on the earth, and to every effects, a succession of means and nation, and kindred, and tongue, 'ends, not to be completed in a day, and people, saying, with a loud or finished by a single exertion. It voice, fear God, and give glory to
is represented as a permanent and him ; for the hour of his judg- small beginnings in the midst of the
growing work. It commences from ment is come; and worship him churches, but it proceeds, and will that made heaven, and earth, and increase in going. There are no the sea, and the fountains of limits to the progress of the angel. waters.
From the time he begins to fly and The design of the sermon is, preach, until he has brought the ev;
preach, he will continuc to fly and first, to ascertain the object of this erlasting gospel to all nations, and prophecy ; secondly, to investi. tongues, and kindred, and people in gate the period of its accomplish. the earth. Hail, happy period ! hail, ment.
cheering prospect! When will that
blessed hour arrive? When will the With a view to the object of angel commence his flight » the prophecy, or the event pre- This introduces the second dicted, the author gives this ex- head, under which the author planation of the text.
discovers great ingenuity, and “That John foresaw a period, when advances sentiments highly ina zealous ministry would arise in the ‘midst of the churches, with a new and teresting to the Christian world. extraordinary spirit ;
a ministry Prophecy," he observes, " is fur. singular in its views and exertions, pished, like history, with a chronoand remarkable for its plans and suc. logical calendar; and the predictions, cess; a ministry which would arrest
with respect to the time of their acthe public attention, and be a prelude complishment, may be referred to to momentous changes in the church
three distinct classes. Some ex. and in the world.”
pressly specify the period when the He gives the meaning of the thing foretold shall take place...
Other predictions do not specify any prophecy still more particularly series of years from which a compu. in the following paragraph; tation can proceed, but connect the
“ John saw in vision, that after a event with something preceding or subsequent. In such the key of ex. have elapsed since the Reformation, planation must be fornd in the order and nothing corresponding to the visof events. To the third class belong
ion has yet been seen..... Great things those prophecies, in which no time is were achieved at the Reformation. mentioned, and no order established, But this is another angel,...this fore. but other events are predicted, and tels another preaching, rastly more declared to be co-existent."
enlarged and interesting in its conseAgreeably to this arrange- quences, than any thing, which hap
pened then, or at any period since. ment, the author concludes, that
It delineates an event, which, when the prediction now under con- estimated in all its concurring cir. sideration belongs to the second cumstances, cannot fail of establishclass.
ing the conviction, that it is not yet “ To the order of the event," he
fulfilled..... We are compelled, there. observes, “ we must be principally
fore, to look forward for the accom. indebted for information. The vision plishment; and are now reduced to before us is the second recorded in the short remaining space of two this chapter. Consistently with an
hundred years.....At some period of established rule...., the time when the
time from, and including the present angel will commence his preaching
day, and before the close of two hunmust be after what is intended by the dred years, the angel must begin to first vision, apd before the third.' At Ay in the midst of the churches, and some period between these two ex- preach the everlasting gospel to all tremes this prophecy will be accom
nations, and tongues, and kindred, plished.”
and people in the earth. The object of the first vision
“ Thus far the prophecy, taken in
its connexion and order, has 'assisted is determined to be the great
us in our calculation. We shall, event, which is commonly called perhaps, approach nearer, if we atthe REFORMATION, which hap.
tend to some momentous events, pened in the beginning of the
which we know are to happen presixteenth century.
viously to the millennium, and, conse
quently, within two hundred years. By great Babylon in the third
if these be such, as will necessarily vision
require considerable time, and if the "Is indisputably intended the seat event in question be inseparably conand dominion of that powerful adver- nected with them, and stand foresary, who for many ages has en- most in the series, we may be ena. croached upon the prerogatives of bled to form a rational conclusion of Jesus Christ, and persecuted his the probable season when this will faithful followers. The duration of commence. this enemy is limited to twelve hun. “ The events to which we allude dred and sixty prophetic years..... are, the punishment of the nations, The latest date, which has been, or, who aided antichrist in murdering indeed, can be fixed for his rise, ex- the servants of God, the conversion tends his continuance to the year of the Jews, the bringing in of the 1999; consequently his fall must, at fulness of the Gentiles, and the falt farthest, be immediately before the of mystical Babylon." year 2000, when the millennium will
The author mentions, these be fully introduced. “ Here then we have found two
events distinctly, and makes obextremes, between which the predic
servations in order to assist us tion in question will be fulfilled. It in formning a just estimate of the must be after the Reformation, and time required for their accombefore the fall of antichrist. The an
plishment. gel must begin his fight after the year 1500, and before the year 2000. who aided antichrist in murdering the
“I. The punishment of the nations, This brings our inquiry within the
servants of God....But, wbat conflicts, space of five hundred years. These
what revolutions, what risings of na. boundaries will be abridged, when tions, who are to be the mutual exc. we reflect that throe hundred years