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ing defeated in a severe engagement, the besieged were induced to capitulate. Suchet is expected to lay siege to Valencia. Cadiz, great discontents have been exdied among the people by an expectation that the inquisition would be established by the Cortez. If this be true, they do not deserve to retain their power for a single day. Besides, to what districts is it at present that such a monstrous act of legislation can extend? With the exception of Cadiz, and a few other fortified places, they retain no actual occupancy of any Spanish territory, certainly not of any spanish province. Such
a measure, therefore, would indicate either absolute fatuity, or treachery. Nothing could so effectually serve the purposes of Bonaparte, as a law of the Cortez, fixing on the necks of the Spanish people the dreaded yoke of the inquisition. Spanish America continues to be convulsed by civil war. In the Caraccas, the opposition to the new government is stated to have been nearly subdued by General Miranda, who took New Valencia on the 12thr of August. Coro alone held out. Bonaparte returned to Paris, from his tour in the Netherlands, on the 11th instant.
bom estic Inte LI. I.G exce. The state of the King's health would appear, from the terms of the Bulletins, to have undergone no material alteration. It is probable, however, from various circumtances, that his strength has greatly declintd; and all hope of his recovery, we boReve, has now nearly vanished. We shall obtain more precise informatiou on this interesting and painful subject when parliament shall assemble, which it is appointed to do on the 7th of January. The following legal appointments have taken place in Scotland. The Right Honourable C. Hope bas been appointed President of the Court of Session; and has been sucorded as Justice Ckerk by the Right Honourable D. Boyle. Lord Woodhouselee fills the vacant office in the Court of Justiciary. lord Archibald Hamilton has been elected sord Rector of the University of Glasgow. The unsuccessful candidate was Lord Melville. The trial of the Catholic delegates under the Irish convention act, has commenced; but little progress has hitherto been made, the court having been employed in discussing preliminary objections and points of law. The grand jury have found true bills of indictment against the delegates; but the only delegate yet tried, Dr. Sheridan, has been acquitted. Considerable riots have taken place among the manufacturers of Nottingham, in consequence, as is alleged, of the introduction of a new stocking-frame, which serves considerably to abridge the quantity of manual labour required for this branch of manufacture. Many of the frames have been broken, and other acts of violence committed; but the tuilitary having been called in, it was hoped that these outrages would cease. The increasing price of bread may probably have contributed to this disturbance, The
pressure arising from this circumstance must be great. The quartern loaf is now 1s. 6d. No folly, however, can be greater than that which expects to alleviate the evil by such Bucans. It is with sincere pleasure that we announce, that Government have expressed, through the Commander in Chief, their intention of establishing regimental schools, for the care and instruction of the children of the non-commissioned officers and soldiers. These schools are to be conducted on the plan recommended by Dr. Bell, and adopted with great success at the Royal Military Asylum at Chelsea; and the commanding officers of regiments are directed to look out for persons calculated for teachers. “The object of these institutions,” it is observed in the circular order, “is to implant in the children's minds early habits of morality, obedience, and industry, and to give them that portion of learning which may qualify them for non-commissioned officers. With this view the Commander in Chief desires you will be very careful in the selection of the person you propose for the superintendance of the school, which should be done without delay.” -
N. Ava L INTELLIGENCE.
We mentioned in our last Number the
capture of two French frigates in the Indian seas. The engagement appears to have been very severe. On board our three ships, twenty-five were killed, and eighty-five wounded. On board of one of the captuted ships the killed and wounded amounted to. one hundred and forty-five. The Clorinde, which escaped, had struck her colours, but got off in the night.
• Some of our cruizers have been actively employed, in conjunction with the Spanisł. guerillas, and in co-operation also with General Pallasteros, or the coast of Spaint
Rev. Dickens Haslewood, vicar of Aycliff, Durham, Sacrist and Librarian of Durham cathedral. The Rev. Edw. Valpy, B. D. of Reading, elected Head-master of the Free-school, Norwich. Rev. James Wright, Hinderclay R. Suf. folk. Rev. Wm. Morrice, B. D. Tackley R. Oxon, vice Fineh, deceased. Rev. Charles Mytton, Cheshire. Rev. R. Massie, Aldford R. Cheshire. Rev. Edward Wallis, Willoughby R. Lincolnshire, rice Bowyer, resigned. Rev. J. V. Clute, M. A. South Pickenham R. Norfolk. Rev. James Newcombe, B. A. Dean's vicar, sub-treasurer, and custos of Exeter cathedral, Willand R. Devon. Rev. Thomas Robinson, M. A. Saint Hilary W. Cornwall, vice Hitchens, deceased, Rev. Henry Fielding, Crundāle R. Kent. Rev. Wm. Rous Ellicombe, M.A. Clist St. George R. Devon, vice Rous, deceased. Rev. Waughan Thomas, B. D. Dunstbourn Rous R. Gloucestershire. Rev. Rich. Venables, Clirow V. Radaor. Rev. John Hayter, Henworth R. Suffolk, vice Rev. Wm. Moore, resigned. Rev. Wm. Speare, D. D. to a Prebend of Exeter cathedral, vice Rev. Sir Harry ‘Frelawny, bart. resigned. Rev. Thomas Bromley, M. A. Bishopstone R. Wilts.
Rev. Mr. Bames, of Berwick-upon-Twerd, a Minor-canon of Durham cathedral, tice Jackson, deceased. Rev. William Camplin, Clatworthy R. Somersetshire. Rev. H. Helyar, Pendomer W. Somerset. Rev. J. R. Thackeray, M. A. Duwnham Market R. Norfolk. Rev. J. Prowett, M. A. Edburton R. Sussex. Rev. James Morgan, D. D. prebendary's Gloucester cathedral, Llantrissent W. Smith Wales, vice Rickards, deceased. - Rev. R. Stephenson, Witchford W. “ Whish, deceased. Rev. John Lamb, Stretton R. Rutland. Rev. Wm. Moore, Chagford R. Devon. Hon. and Rev. Richard Bruce Stopford, M. A. one of his Majesty's chaplains. " a Prebend of Hereford cathedral. Hon. and Rev. George Herbert, B.A. Tibenham W. Norfolk. Rev. W. Newcome, M. A. Belaugh R. with Scottow W. annexed, Norfolk. Rev. Wm. Edge, B. A. Naughton R. Sgt. folk. Rev. Nath. Colville, M. A. Brome R. Norfolk. Rev. J.G. Sherer, Godmersham and Ch" lock united W.W. Kent. p is PEN's Ation. Rev. Peter Sandiford, M.A. to hold No. ton R. Isle of Ely, with Fulmodesmue with Croxton R. Norfolk.
The account of the
High Wycombe Auxiliary Bible Society, in our last Number. * *
ublished without authority, as a Correpondent supposes. We are sorry the no." rl Temple should have been omitted among the vice-presidents. We have great plea.
sure in now adding it.
We had neither seen nor heard any thing of the trial, in the Court of Arches, of who"
HE following paper is taken from a small pamphlet, pub
lished in 1736, entitled “The tritophant Christian, or the dying Words and extraordinary Behaviour of a Gentleman, who departed this Life on the 5th Day of September, 1725, in the 59th Year of his Age; faithfully transcribed from the Notes taken by a Person that attended him in his Sickness. Worthy the Perusal of overy serious Christian, and published with a sincere Design of Good to all.” The editor states, that as the object of the publication was to promote the glory of God, and the good of his people, and not to raise a reputation either for the deceased or his surviving relations, it had been deemed expedient to conceal the name, family, and place of abode of his departed friend. He adds, and I thiuk with truth, that “there is nothing in history which is so improving as those accounts we meet with, of the death *feminent persons, and of their behaviour in that dreadful season.” The reasoa of this he conceives to be, our being sure “that some time or other we shall owrselves be in the ome circumstances. The general, the statesman, or the philosopher, **, perhaps, characters which we may never act in ; but the dying man is one, whom sooner or later we shall certainly resemble.” The only liberty I have taken with the original is that of soinewhat shortening it, by excluding such expressions of the dying man *were only repetitions of what had oten said before. I am, &c. - S. Christ. Onserv. No. 129.
the TRIUMPHANT chrisT1AN, &c.
The subject of the present account was born of religious parents, was an only child, and heir to an estate of twelve hundred pounds a year. which he left, with some small additions, to a son and two daughters, the possessors no less of his virtues than of his fortune. His lady, a pious and exemplary Christian. died some years before him. He had had a very liberal education, and studied for some time at a university in Holland, after which he travelled for about two years. He then returned to England, and, having married, settled at his seat about fifty miles from Londou, where he lived till his death, a period of about thirty-five years. He was a man of great knowledge and experience in religion. His person was agreeable, his disposition and deportment sweet and engaging, and his couversation highly instructive. He was humble and courteous, kind to all, most charitable to the poor, and especially to the industrious, poor. Many a family has he saved from ruin by his private assistance. His house was a little sanctuary, where, God dwelt, and where he was loved, obeyed, and constantly worshipped. The utmost harmony and asfection reigned among the members of the family, who were pious without enthusiasm, and serious without affectation, and highly esteemed by all their acquaintance. No mail could leave the world more universally lan:ented by all who knew him. Ile died in the 59th year of his age, after a life devoted to the setvice of God, and the good of man54."
kind, and employed in religion and kind offices. The death of this excellent man was caused by a consumption, which for three or four years had slowly but gradually wasted his strength. He preserved, however, a surprising alacrity of mind to the last; nor did he fail in his usual attention to domestic duties, or abate his usual intercourse with his friends, until within a day or two of his departure. On Saturday noon, the day before he died, he was sensible of a very great alteration in himself. The circumstance alarmed his family, but not himself. Physicians being called in, confirmed the opinion he himself entertained, that they could be of no service to him, and that his recovery was now hopeless. On this he sent for three friends, and all his family, into his chamber, when, in-the midst of their tears and lamentations, with the utmost composure of mind, he thus addressed them. “My dear children and friends, I send for you to take my last leave of you, to bid you and all the world farewell. I am going where I hope we shall one day have a joyful meeting; though I shall never return to you, and the places and persons that have known me must here know me no more. Come, my dear children, and kiss your dying father, or you may lose the opportunity of that endearment: death is doing his work apace. Do not be so greatly moved. Nothing but your tears can disquiet me. I have nothing now to do but to die. It is a great work: O, to do it well!—My worldly affairs are all settled: I will not lose one of my very few moments about them. You will find, by the disposal of my estate, how dear you all are to me, and how sensible I have been of the duty and affection you have ever paid me. May God requite you in more valuable blessings than I can leave you.-I have no need to add any astructions to those already given \"" ; go on as you have hitherie
done, and remember the words of
your living as well as dying father.
May the God of peace be with you,
the Almighty God of Jacob bless
and keep you. May your father's
God and your own God be your present inheritance and everlasting por– tion. May your mutual happiness be continued, and your eternal felicity secured. May the glory of God be your great aim at all times; and may all you say, design, or do, tend thereto. May you prove blessings to society, and instruments of much good to the cause and people of Jesus Christ our Lord and Master. My dear friends and children, who for many years have been my best friends and companions, the tenderness of my soul is moved towards you. Nothing in the world besides raises in me the least inclination to stay longer here: it is you only that I cannot so easily part with; and were l not fully persuaded we
should meet again, parting would
be dreadful work indeed. But let me not indulge this weakness. I am going to the blessed Jesus, and it is with the same Jesus I leave you. He will infinitely more thau make up the loss of children to me, and of a father to you.” Here, overcome by his feelings and by the effort he had made, he fainted. They all thought him gone; but in a few minutes he recovered, and, composing himself to rest, slept, or rather slumbered, for two hours. On waking, he thus began again: “Let me pray with you: this may be the last time we shall ever unite in that exercise. I am on the brink of eternity: in a few hours or minutes more, I shall launch into that boundless ocean.” Lying on his bed, he then with the greatest calmness, and with his usual fluency, prayed, nearly in the fol. lowing words. “Most glorious and holy Lord God! Thou art the only living and true God, from whom we receive life and breath and all thing: Truly happy are they, and only they, who have an interest in thy favour; for in thy favour is life, and thy loving kindness is better than life. Thou art the only source of true happiness. Afflictions with thy favour are infinitely before deliverance from the greatest distress without it. To have God for our portion, though in the most destitute circumstances is infinitely to be preferred to all the good and glory. of the world without God. With the utmost awe and reverence, O Lord, we would approach thee, duly sensible of thy majesty and perfections, and of the infinite distance there is between that being who is all purity and perfection, and such defiled guilty creatures as we are. It is condescension in God to regard the most perfect adoration and obedience of the blessed above: what wonderful goodness is it then for thee to have respect to those who dwell in houses of clay, and whose foundations are in the dust! Our consolation is, that we have an all-prevailing Intercessor with thee, Christ Jesus the righteOus, our most blessed Mediator and Advocate, the Lord our righteousness and strength, through whom unworthy and ruined creatures may have access to, and be accepted by, their great Creator. He hath died, the just for the unjust, to bring usto God. Through him alone we would come before thee, O Lord : may our hearts be influenced by thy most holy Spirit, that our prayers may be such as Christ will plead for above. I am now, O Lord, at thy footstool; I shall soon be at thy bar: O be present with me in these last moments of nature's distress. I am almost at home: O make the passage easy, if it be thy will. Now, O Lord, complete thy work in me, thy goodness towards me. May 1 die to thy glory; in thy favour; to the benefit of all that know or may hear of me; and an encouragement to them to choose God for their portion. For the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, fully pardon all my sins, pass by every sailing of my life, freely forgive whatever has been coutrary to thv
holy law and nature, every sin I have committed, all my omissions of my duty, all my sins of ignorance or presumption. Wash me in the blood of Christ from all defilement. Sanctify me throughout, O thou Spirit of the Most High, in body and soul, and give me that comfort and peace which thou alone canst give; and maintain them in me to the last, till death is swallowed up in victory. Let no false fears alarm me, no false hopes deceive me. Let not thy wrath, O Lord, terrify me; let not the greatenemy of souls be suffered to assault me; let not the remembrance of my past sins overwhelm me. May I know that I am fully pardoned for my dear Redeemer's sake.
Grant me, O Lord, an assurance of
thy love; and may I have thy Spirit witnessing with mine, that I am the child of God. May the prayers which I put up to thee in the time of my health, for preparation for death, be now answered in mercy. Preserve, O Lord, the faculties of my mind, that to my latest breath I may praise my God, declare my experience of thy faithfulness, love, and power, and furnish a farther testimony that religion is a real principle in the soul. And then may death be an easy passage to me out of a world of sin, snares, and sorrow to immortality, peace,
happiness, and glory with God and . .
Christ above. I would commend to the Divine favour my friends and family, with whom I must now part. May the blessing of Almighty God be ever upon them. May the blessings purchased by Christ be their portion for ever. Guide them by thy counsel here, and afterwards receive them to thyself. Hear and accept us, O Lord, for Jesus Christ’s sake, in whom alone is our hope of mercy from thee; and to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the one immortal, invisible, and only wise God, be uninterrupted honour and glory, adoration, blessing, and praise, world without end. Amen.”