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through Manchester and Leeds; and poor. In order to the attainment of another from Liverpool to London, this important obje&, influence and exchrough Chester and Birmingham. ample are to be employed to promote These several lines would not cost, it is the use of those articles which may be said, more than £15,000; and it is sup- manufactured by the female poor at posed that the number of messages sent home; and to prevent men from being through them, to be paid for at the rate employed in occupations which might of a guinea for eight words per hundred be more properly conducted by females, miles, would yield to the undertakers a viz. milliners, baberdashers, stay makprofit of two or three hundred per cent. ers, ladies' shoemakers, teachers of writ. Should the advantages of this scheme ing, reading, musick, drawing, dancing, be demonstrated by private adventure, and languages in female boarding we may expect to have it taken up and schools, &c. It is also proposed to form applied by government, for domestick a seminary for the purpose of educating and commercial purposes, to the whole the unprovided daughters of clergymen, upised kingdom.

officers, &c. for governesses, &c. A fill It appears from papers laid before more useful object, we apprehend, the House of Commons, that the total would be the formation of an institumoney raised by the Poor's Rate, and tion for the education of mistresse for other Rate or Rates, within the year, charity schools; and we hope that it ending Easter, 1803, was £4,952,421. will not be overlooked by this excellent 148. 11 d. Of which sum wa3 expend. fociety. ed in Suits at Law, Removal of Paupers, 2. Extract from an Account of a Lying-in Expenses of Overseers, &c. £187,904. Cburity at Woolwich. By John Rollo, Ios. 3d. Total Rates raised in Wales, M. D. This charity was formed in in 1803, £176,424. 185. 8!d. Of which 1794, for the relief of indigent wives was expended in Law and Removal of of soldiers of the royal artillery ; the Paupers, £5,919. 25. 10 d. The total object being to supply them with a expenditure in England and Wales, as midwife, and with a pound of meat, a nade up from 13,889 returns received, pound of bread, and a pint of porter is £5,128,846. 138. 7 d.

per day for the firit fortnight. In 1803 The average sum levied for the Poor's relief was given to 96 women at the exRate in England, is 4s. 6d. in the pound. pense of £58. 145. 7d. The whole in Wales, 78. 3d.

number relieved since 1794 is five hun

dred and forty fix. The twenty second Report of the 3. Extract from an Account of the Provin SOCIETY FOR BETTERING THE CONDI- fion made for the poor of Wymeswould. By TION OF THE POOR, has been recently the Rev. R. A. INGRAM, B. D. A plan published. We thall briefly notice its has been adopted by which most of the contents.

poor of the parish are enabled to keep 1. Extralt from an Account of the La- cows. The consequence has been an dies Committee for promoting the Education increase of their comforts, and a dimi. end Employment of the Female Poor. By nution of the parish rates. THOMAS BERNARD, Esq. This commii. 4. Extraci from an Account of a Charitee is formed from the Ladies, who sub- table Bank at Tottenbam, for the savings of scribe to the general purposes of the so- the poor. By Mrs. WAKEFIELD. This ciety. The proposed objects of its at bank is guaranteed by fix trustees, gen. tention are, 1. The forming of fimilar tlemen of fortune, most of them poffeffcommittees in provincial towns and in ing considerable landed property. It the metropolis. 2. The promoting of is open for receipts or payments only the moral and religious education of on the first Monday of every month. the female poor, by endeavouring to in. Any sum is received above one fluilling: crease the utility of female schools al. and five per cent is given for all that seady established; by encouraging and lies twelve months : but every person allisting the establishment of them, may recall his money any day the bank where they are not already provided; is open. The poor are i hus enabled to by recommending proper books, and make a little hoard for fickness or old pointing out the best mode of teaching age without danger or inconvenience. the children, and of managing the 5. Extract from the Parochial Returns schools. 3. The supply of healthful lately made with regard to the State of Edudomestick employment for the female cation in Ireland. By THOMAS Ber. NARD, Erg. By returns from 202 par- er, Mr. Lancaster, has, at present, ishes it appears that above two-thirds of under his tuition, upwards of leven the poor children in Ireland are entire hundred boys, and he intends to extend ly without instruction or the means of his establishment to 1000. Two of his education: and that in some places filters have set on foot a school for girls these are entirely wanting. The im- on a similar plan. pediments to the instruction of the poor 7. Extract from an Account of the House are, the want of schoolhouses and prop- of Refuge at Dublin. By the Rev. Dr. er schoolmalters, the poverty of the pa- GUINNESS. The House of Refuge was rents, and the want of proper books. established on the ist of Feb. 1802, for WHOLE PARISIES ARE STATED TO BE the relief of deltitute young women unWITHOUT A BIBLE OR ANY OTHER RE- der twenty years of age, who are either LIGIOUS BOOK ; (a fact, which we liope orphans or whose parents can ailord will catch the eye of some of the man them no fhelter from vice and milery, agers of the British and Foreig:: Bible Soci- No one is admitted till the cause of her ety.) It appears, that the Irish poor having left her last place is ascertained, were never fo anxious as at the present and satisfactory proof has been obraintime that their children thould have ed of her previous modesty, honesty, the benefit of instruction. So strong is and fobriety. In that case, she is here ther with on this point, that the chil. Theltered from poverty and vice, until dren of papists attend protestant schools, a suitable place can be prorided for and the children of protestants, catho her. The young women are daily visiie lick schools, “ whenever education, not ed by some of the governeiles, who fuconversion, is the object.” In the lat. perintend their instruction, and take a ter case, the children are instructed in lively pleature in marking the progress the scripiures, and the catechism of the of amendment in their appearance and church of England. The New Testa. circumstances. From the opening of ment is now read in many catholick the house thirty one young women were Schools : and an opinion is exprefled, received; of whom fifteen were provideven in the moit ignorant and bigotted ed with respectable p'aces, two dismissparts of Ireland, that “ if proper protes- ed for bad behaviour, three taken out tant masters were appoinied, and no by friends, and eleven then remained. works of controversy tauubt, the children 8. It appears from the Appendix, of catho‘icks would attend them.” that a commillion warehouse was openThis statement is followed by some sug- ed in the 4th of Jupe, 1804, at the regestion for improving the condition of quest of the society, by Meilrs. Corsten the Irish, which we earnestly hope may and Shackle, Ludgate-hi l, for the sale meet with attention from government of Straw Platt, manufactured in schools,

6 Extract from an Account of a School or by coftagers or others, who may not in the Borough Rud. By John Walker, have advantageous means of disposing Efq of this school we have alieady of it. given some account. The teach

Obituary.

At Copenhagen, the chamberlain and In Canton, Mr. BENJAMIN MENTknight BFRNT ANKER. His commer. WORTH. He arrived at Canton, on cial connexions extended to all parts of S. murday evening from Boston, and died the world.

within two hours after his arrival home. In France, Baron HEMPOSCH, former. Only twenty two hours elapsed from ly Grand Master of Malta.

the time he passed Canion burving. In Fleei Prison, Eng alis ELIZABETH place, in apparent health, till his body FRANCES ROBINSON, a notorious swin waz interred therein. dier, who formerly ived in great fplen At Hilborough, Rev. JONATRAN dour, and obtruded herself into the most EARNFS, late paltor of the church and jathionab e ciclcs.

congregation in that place The Rev. Joan DARWIN, M. A bro. In Keene, (N. H.) much lamented, ther to the celebrated au:hor of " The Maj. GEORGE INGERSOLL, aged 51, lase Loves of the Plants," ~ Zoonomia," &c. of the United States army.

Poetry.

BAN COMETH FORTH, LIKE A FLOW. Which sterner duty order'd so,
ER, AND IS CUT DOWN.

And this, forsootlı, would citse her woe; CHANGE is inscrib'd on all things here be

But then it went so soon away, lov:

That we did little else but play : We reap rejoicing, oft in tears we sow.

She just could run ; I think I see If Heav'n disown the sted, no shoots arise ;

Her infant forn approaching me, If Heav'n forsake the plant, it droups and dies,

A bunch ol fiowers in either hand, Blossims the forming fruit cannot ensure;

Like little syiph from fairy land: Not summer's crop, nor autumn's is secure.

She rooted was within my heart,

So that I thought I could not part
Bat, it propitious Heav'n our labour bless,
And goden harvest every fear suppress;

From little lane, I lov's her so;
Yet winter comes, fair nature's charms are fled;

But yet a journey I must go.

And leave my little child bihind And nature, slumb'ring, to the eye is dead.

To nurse's care; it griev'd my mind, Mid spring returning all her powers revive,

For I had fears, foreboding fears, And blushing beauty shows her still alive.

Which forc'd away the silver tears, Compassion sighs, when we life's prospect

And inade me trenible : yes, and sigh, view; Hope mich may promise, litrle may be true.

Though I could give no reason why. While lisping infancy the parent cheers,

Oh! ye, who know a parent's cares, And glimmering reason in the babe appears;

Whose every wish some darling shares Hope paints the youth in blooming beauty drest,

Though absent long, and far away, Death, kindly cruel, calls the child to rest. You cling to that auspicious day Yet say, 'he lives, and youthfui age attains,

When you again shall eager kiss And all, he wishes, health and pleasure gains

The sweit controller of your bliss. Or, early pious, acts with nobler views,

And so did I; the day was come, And heav'nly joys with steady course pursues;'

And I had fondly journey'd home : Hope points to manhood, faith beyond the skies, Alas, my Jane ! she was not dead, Though angels guard his pillow, lo, he dies.

She still coal / lift her sickly head; But, if at life's meridian he arrive,

And still could smile ; and still would try And him to bless the world and virtue strive ; To run, because papa was nigh; Marhood declining, like the evening sun,

And when she could not, seem'd to say,
Old age conducts him to the cheerless tomb. Papa be cheerful ; perhaps I may ;
Not love nor piety can life detain,

Then turn, and give me such a look,
Nor death be premature, if Christ we gain. As all the parent in me shook;
Lo, Harvard weeps ; "the good man is” no I saw the struggles in her heart;
more ;

For well she knew that we must part.
Her pious sons a father's lors deplore;
Learnirg, and friendship, and religion mourn ;
Her guardian patrons bend o'er WILLARD's My little infant now is gone;
uro.

And why should I her loss bemoan ?
He sleeps in Jesus, wipe the falling tear ; Through glass of faith I plainly see
He lives in glory, strive to meet him there.

That she is happier far than me.
Oar youth to guide, Lord, soon Elisha call! Her golden harp she tunes so sweet,
And may Elijab's mantle on hio fall!

When sitting at her Saviour's feet,
FILIUS. That I could like to go and hear

I sometines think; and sbed a tear,
ALAS! MY JANE!

(No tear of sorrow but of joy) " He was delighted with the work of his own

The hymns that now my child employ:

Far from the wars which roai so near hands; he saw it beautiful. He made it good, and took it to himself.

She's landed safe and free froin fear :

No ruffian rude shall ever stain I HAD a daughter sweetly fair

The innocence of little Jane ; With hazle eye and auburn hair;

Angels do sic and listen round, A dimple too in either cheek,

I make no doubt, on heavenly ground ; And cherry lips; she could not speak

And every voice in chorus raise
She was so yonng ; yet she could look

To sing the lov'd Redeemer's praise.
Her meaning jast as if she'd spoke.
Oft in her syes I us'd to gaze,

AN ODE.
Delighted with her infant ways,

The sentiment from the divine Herbert. And play'd, and look'd, and play'd again;

SWEET day, so cool so calm so bright, So watchful never to give pain,

Bridal of earth and sky, That she was pleas'd and seldom cry'd,

The dew shall weep thy fall to night; Except when something was derly'de

For thou, alas! must die.

Sweet rose, in air whose odlours wave,

And colour cbarms the eye,
Thy root is ever in its grave,

And thou, alas ! must die.
Sweet spring, of days and roser made,

Whose charnıs for beauty vie,
Thy days depart, thy roses fade,

Thou too, alas ! must die.
Be wise then, Christian, while you may,

For swiftly time is lying;
The thoughtless man, that laughs tod..y,
Tomorrow will be dying.

Bp. HORNE

AN EPITAPH IN OLXEY CHURCH YAKD.

BLAME not the monumental stone we raise,
'Tis to the Saviour's, not the sinner's praise:
Sin was the whole that she could call her own
Her good was all deriy'd froin him alone ;
To sin, her conflicts, pains, and griefs she

ow'd.
Her conqu’ring faith, and patience He be-

stow'd, Reader, may'st thou obtain like precious faith! To smile in anguish, and rejuice in death.

TO CORRESPONDENTS. Communications from Asaph, and Phi Bela are unavoidably omitted, but shall have a place in the next number.

X has our thanks for his serious reflections.

The paraphrase of bishcp Horne is interesting, and will appear in a future number.

The concise and useful criticism of Eusebius on Diamoon and Daimonian is approved, and shall have an early insertion.

We hope that Constans, Palmos, and Philo will continue to favour us with their communications.

We thank Z for his judicious observations on Mysteries, and R for his illustration of Isaiah Ixviii. 9.

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THE CHRISTIAN'S ARMORY.

No. 5.)

OCTOBER, 1805.

(VOL. I.

Biography.
SKETCHES OF THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF PROFESSOR TAPPAN.

(Concladed from page 142.,' WHILE professedly giving hibithis theological sentiments; the character of a celebrated hoping at the same time to administer of the gospel and pro- minister valuable religious infesssor of divinity, we cannot struction and entertainment to with propriety omit an inquiry readers. into his religious sentiments. That clear and distinct inTo the most approved christ. formation may be given, quo. ian biographers, the inquiry has tations are introduced respecte appeared worthy of attention. ing several particular subjects. And men of different and op 1. The character, purposes, posite sentiments all prove, by and ways of God. the warmth of their feelings, In answer to the objection and by the vigour and resolu- against the divine goodness tion of their efforts, that, what- from the sin and misery of man, ever they pretend, they really he says ; “ In the view of an esteem the question respecting infinitely wise and comprehenreligious opinion of great con- sive benevolence, a creature so sequence." It is, therefore, ap- formed and circumstanced, as prehended, that the theolog, man, might be necessary to ical system, which Doctor Tap- complete the scale of universal pan embraced, is a subject high- being, and to increase the stock ly interesting to every one ; of general felicity. And this reaalthough, as facts are, the full soning will be greatly strengthdevelopement of that system ened by considering, that emight, to some, be very un- ven the existence of moral and grateful. Let it be, however, afflictive evil will probably be remembered, that his opinion overruled to purposes of extenis not adduced as proof, that sive good. For besides the the system which he receiv- private advantages of natural ed, is true. Our object is, evil, we may suppose that the by the faithful use of advanta- present and future sufferings ges in our hands, to ascertain annexed to human transgresa matter of fact. In the Doc- sion, may be of eminent utility tor's own words, cited in their to intelligent virtuous spectaproper connection, we shall ex- tors, not only of our own, but Vol. I. No. 5.

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