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just ripe for separating from the Church as a legal state, unfit for spiritually-minded persons.

We have read Mr. Cobbold's reply to the flimsy, but artful and malignant pamphlet of the Dissenters with great satisfaction. He leaves no objection unnoticed and unconfuted; but replies to every one in order, and that in a plain, close, convincing, and what is of vast influence, temperate and christian manner. We could, with pleasure extract many excellent and forcible passages from this admirable tract, if our limits would permit; but we shall content ourselves with giving what is said in the postscript, in reply to the Doctor's un accountable and audacious assertion, that the Church of England is not a true or regulur Church; because of its national forn--the doctrine preached in it-the mode of administering baptism, and the Lord's Supper, and its having a temporal head.—To this Mr. Cobbold replies:

“ Now, neither of these, nor all of them together, are the criterion of a true Church, if we are to be guided by: Scripture. A true Church of Christ, in Scripture sense, is always understood to be a religious society under the government of regularly appointed, and duly commissioned ministers; which ministers appear, both from Scripture, and the concurrent voice of antiquity, to have been ala ways composed of the three orders of Bishops, Presbyters, or Priests, and Deacons, deriving their power ultimately through the Apostles from Christ: nor is there a well ata tested instance of any other mode of Church governa ment being in use for the first thousand years,---consequently, wherever this form derivatively subsists, there is a true Church.

“I do not say this for the pleasure of unchurching others, bui merely with a view to make good our own pretensions so uncharitably disputed. If the Dissenters esteem their order of ministers equally valid with ours, I have no quarrel with thein-only let them allow us the same liberty. But there is one order of men, calling themselves ministers, to whom I cannot allow the title I mean those, who bave nothing to shew for their authority but their own appointment. My reason is, because. in the whole New Testament there is not a single instance of a minister being appointed otherwise, than by the , laying on of the hands of those, who had been thema : selves duly conrmissioned.”

We carnestly recommend the perusal of this tract to

our

our readers, and shall be glad to find that its circulation is widely extended; by way of counteracting the poison contained in the Dissenters Reasons.

POETRY.

THE FALL OF THE LEAF.

A SACRED ODE.

BY THE LATE BISHOP HORNE.

We all do fude as a leaf. Isaiah, lxiv, for
SEE the leaves around us falling,

Dry and wither'd to the ground;
Thus to thoughtless mortals calling,

In a sad and solemn sound:
Sons of Adam, once in Eden,

When, like us, le blighted fell,
Hear the lecture we are reading,

"Tis, alas! the truth we tell.
Virgins much, too much presuming
On

your boasted white and red,
View us late in beauty blooming,

Number'd now among the dead.
Griping misers, nightly waking,

See the end of all your care,
Fled on wings of our own making,

We have left our owners bare:
Sons of honour, fed on praises,

Fluttering high on fancied worth,
Lò! the fickle air that raises,

Brings us down to parent earth,
Learned Sophs, in systems jaded,

Who for new ones daily call,
Cease at length by us persuaded,

Every leaf must have its fall.
Youths, though yet no losses grieve you,

Gay in health and manly grace,
Let not cloudless skies deceive you,

Summer gives to autumn place,
Venerable sires, grown hoary,

Hither turn th' unwilling eye
Think arnidst your falling glory,
Autinın tells a winter nigh.

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Yearly, in our course returning,

Messengers of shortest stay,
Thus we preach this truth concerning,

Heaven and earth shall pass away.
On the tree of life eternal,

Man, let all thy hopes be stay'd,
Which alone, for ever vernal,

Bears a leaf that shall not fade.

LIFE,

An Allegory.
By Dr. John CAMPBELL, Author of the Political State of

Great Britain, Lives of the Admirals, &c.
HILE through life's thorny road I

I will not want companions too's
A dreary journey and alone,
Would be, alas! too troublesome.
But company that's choice and good,
Makes trouble hardly understood :
For toil, çiyided, seems to bę
No toil, but a felicity.
Therefore will I companions take,
As well for case, as safety's sake.

Fair Truth shall serve me for a guide,
JUSTICE shall never leave my side,
INTEGRITY my trusty guard,
Nor shall I CAUTION quite discard :
EXPERIENCE shall my tutor be,
Nor will I wiser seem than he:
DISCRETION all my thoughts shall weigh,
And MODESTY my words convey :
Soft INNOCENCE protect my slecp,
And CHARITY my purse shall keep.

Thus thro' this wilderness I'll stray
Nor eyer fear to lose my way;
The sages ļ sometimes will seë,
Be sometimes with the muses free.
With guiltless mirth an hour beguile
Or with free-spoken satire smile;
With meditation often walk,
Or with sweet melancholy talk,
With these companions dear I'll sport,
Nor heed the journey long or short,
So health supply the doctor's place,
And for a chaplain I've God's GRACE.

LIST

LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS IN DIVINITY.

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gy of the Diocese of Bristol, of Durham. at the Primary Visitation of George The Epistle of Saint Paul the Lord Bishop of Bristol, in the year 'Apostle to the Romans in Hebrew, 1804, published at the request of corrected from the Version pubthe Clergy, 4to.

lished by Dr. Ilutter at NuremA Charge delivered to the Cler- burg, 1000, and by Dr. Robertson , gy of the Diocese of Chester, at at London, 1661, now re-published the Primiury Visitation in the with many improvements, by Rich-, months of July and August, 1804, ard Caddick, M. A. of Christ and published at their Request, by Church, Oxford, 12mo. Henry William Lord Bishop of

Sixteen Discourses (abridged Chester, 4to.

from the Works of the Right Rer. A Reply to the Dissenters Roa- Father in God, William Beveridge, sons for separating from the Church D.D. sometime Lord Bishop of St. of England, in a Letter to John Asaph:) preached in the Parisle Gill, D.D. Editor of them by the Church of Ilanwell, in Middleses, Rev. Spencer Cobbold, late fellow in the years 1800 and 1801; with of Gonville and Caius College, a Supplement, containing Ten oriCambridge, 8vo.

ginal Discourses, by the Rev. G. A plain and practical Discourse, Il. Glasse, M. A. Rector of Hana explanatory of the Communion we!), and Domestic Chaplain to Service of the Church of England, his Royal Ilighness the Duke of by Charles Plumptre, A. M. Rec. Cambridye.

UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE AND CHURCH PREFER

AIENTS.
OXFORD,

mitted Bachelor in law. Thomas
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sitor to Pembroke College, Church, M. A. Grand Compound-

; Oxford, has finally decided on the er. Mr. John Mathias Turner, of Guernsey and Jersey Fellowships. Christ Church, a complete BacheAfter maturely considering the pre- lor of Arts, having been one of the fensions of the two islands, and gentlemen who distinguished themexamining the statutes relative to selves in the extraordinary examithe foundation of the Fellowship, nations of the present year.and their orders of succession, he Messrs. George Furlong Wise, of has decided that the turn belonged Exeter College; Benjamin Pope of to Jersey; but as by the express Christ Church; and Frederic Au tenor of the statutes, the three gustus Lawrence, of Queen's Col Fellowships could not be held by lege, have been admitted to the three gentlemen of one island, degree of B. A. and Messrs. Hue and Dupre, both Mr. William Taman is elected Jerseymen, occupied the other Yeoman Bedel of Law, in the room two, the vacant Fellowship is to be of Mr. Sainue! Walker deceased. filled up by a geutleman of Guernsev.---Nr. Christopher Lipscomb

CAMBRIDGE. of New College has been admitted The Rev. Christopher Wordsto the degree of B. A.

worth, M. A. Fellow of Trinity The Rev. Francis Filmer, stu- College, is collated to the Rectory dent in law of St. Alban Hall, is ad- of Asliby and Obey, with Thirne

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in Norfolk, vacated by the cession Wadham College, Oxford, is inof the Rev. Richard Lockwood.- stituted by the Bisbop of Bath and The Rev. Maltyward Simpson, Wells, to the vicarage of Canning, AI.A. late fellow of Gonville and ton, Wilts. Caius College, is instituted to the The Rev. Edward Hamley, L.L.B. Hec ory of Mickfield, in Suffolk, Fellow of New College, Oxford, on the presentation of Daniel Simp- has been instituted by the Bishop son, gent.--The Reverend Richard of Hereford, to the rectory of ÇuLockwood, M. A. is collated to sop, on the presentation of the the vicarages of Kessingland, and Earl of Oxford. Lowestoff, vacated by the death The Rev. Mr. King, rector of of the Rev. Mr. Potter.-The Rev.' Nuthurst and Fittleworth, in the J. S. Hewett, B. A. is presented to diocese of Chichester has been the vicarage of Cromer, and li- presented by Earl Paulett, to the censed to the curacy of Sherring. rectory of Lympsham, in Somerunin in Norfolk, both in the gift of setshire, worth 1000l. per annum. che Lord Bishop of Ely. - The The Rev. Simeon Adams, L.L.B. Hey. Thomas Barber, B.A. Fellow is collated by the Lord · Bishop of of St. John's College, is appointed Norwich to the rectory of Owsden clerk in orders of the parish in Suffolk, by reason of lapse. church of Leeds, in the county of The Rev. John Gatliff, Fellow York, in room of the Rev. lussey of the Collegiate Church, "Leeds, Itolines, M. A. and the Rev. is nominated to the rectory of St. Richard Foster, B. A. late of Ca- Mary's in Manchester, vacant by therine Hall, is appointed to the the death of the pev. D. Raslıcuracy of the same church, in the botham. room of the Rev. Francis Fourness' His Grace the Archbishop of Preston, M. A. retired.

York has presented the Rev. T, The Rev. Thomas Vere Chute, Barker, jun. B. A. to the vicarage A.M. is presented to the Rectory of Thirkleby, and nominated him of Moulton Magna, in the county the perpetual curacy of Kilburn, of Norfolk, on the presentation of both in the north riding of YorkWillian Chute, Esq.

shire, vacant by the resignation af The Rex, Ch. Burt, 'late of the Rev, Thomas Barker.

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MONTHLY OBITUARY. T Malta, spon after he had Norfolk, and upper Minister of he has lett 40,000), to his rela- At his house at Eaton, Norfolk, tives, and 00,0001. to the different the Rey. Thomas Taylor, Rector persons of his acquaintance. of Swardeston and Cringleford,

At Orleans, the Rev.John Dring, the former is in the gift of Mirs, PIA, Chaplain to the Bishop of Berney, and the latter in that of Chichester.

the corporation of Norwich. At Harlington Rectory, ILamp- The Rev. George White, Reetor shiva, Nr. Thoinas itarris Richards; of Huntspill, Soinersetshire, and of Winchester College, eldest son formerly Fellow of Balial College, of the Rev. Griffith Richards, B.D. Oxford. Rector of that parish. A youth of Suddenly at the Rectory House, a mild and amiable disposition, Harvington, the Rev. Dr. James.

In the 84th year of his age, the From King's College, Cambridge, Rev. John Peele, Vicar of Filney, he was removed to the post of and Rector of Bawsey, both in bead master of Rugby School, and

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