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a cool breeze, which greatly moderated the in the service of the understanding, it belongs heat. Towards evening it became agree to the former ; when merely the slave of the ably cool, with some slight rain, but this senses, to the latter. did not commence till some time after the Even in this its lowest operation, if it procession had returned to the Palace. does not exceed a breeze, or moderate gale, Considering the immense assemblage on it has its uses, and may be indulged, whatthe river and its banks, we are happy to ever the over-wise may pronounce, without say, that we heard but of few accidents, the least imputation. But, in case it is and only one of a fatal nature, that of a suffered to gather to a storm, or to involve young man who was pushed off a wharf at us in its vortex, like a tornado, we become Bankside, and drowned ; though only a the creatures of its power; and, from that very short time in the water. Three men moment, begging pardon for so problewere taken into custody charged with the matical an expression, we are never at rest offence.

unless we are in motion. The new London Bridge consists of five So much of levity and vanity there is in beautiful semi-elliptical arches, the respec our composition, so near akin are we to the tive spans of which are, the first or end chaff and feathers we laugh at, for being the arches, on each side, 130 feet ; the second sport of every flurry, that, in the early part of arches on each side, 140 feet; and the our lives at least, few or none of us are in a centre arch, which rises 29 feet six inches capacity to make the necessary resistance. above high-water mark, 152 feet. These On the contrary, we are never so well are constructed solely of granite, of the pleased, as when we abandon ourselves to finest description and workmanship, from every impulse ; nor could the angel introthe quarries of Devonshire, Aberdeen, and duced by Addison in his campaign, be more Cornwall.— The width of the carriage-way happy in the direction of his whirlwind, over the Bridge is 36 feet, and the footways than we are in being swept away by ours. 9 feet on each side, making a total width of And having mentioned an angel, we may, 54 feet.

perhaps, adventure also to mention the At present, we believe the gross ex ladies. A flight may be called their elepenses of the erection of the Bridge exceed ment: and when we consider how many of £650,000–a sum far beyond the original them annually flutter away their precious estimate, but fully justified by the advan- lives in this transporting giddiness, a comtageous alterations adopted in the plans. pliment becomes due to the worshipful The purchases of property to open the company of parish clerks, on their politeness, approaches to the new Bridge are not for not having as yet inserted an article in included in this calculation.

their weekly bills, which might stand in conThe Bridge will be free, funds having tradistinction to that of the still-BORN. been chiefly supplied from the bridge-house Of the vulgar I had rather speak with estates, and a grant of £200,000, from the compassion than bitterness; and yet, when Treasury. The design for the Bridge was I reflect on the play-house calenture, which made by the late Mr. Rennie; his succes has seized them with such violence, that they sors, the Messrs. Rennie, executed it. had rather be stifled to-day, than wait till

to-morrow for the same gratification, then attainable with ease and safety, pity seems to be thrown away upon them; and the discipline of St. Luke's more necessary

to be called for.* Let this suffice to shew, [This essay appeared in the London Chronicle, that I am for confining it to its proper

just after the Coronation, September 22nd, 1761. The composition was, at the time, generally at.

bounds. tributed to Dr. Johnson, who was known to be An ordinary entertainment, I therefore, a frequent writer in that paper.]

argue, would be resorted to with an ordinary It is with life as with air : without frequent appetite ; but an extraordinary one, such as ventillations, it would sicken and stagnate, the late coronation was, might be allowed to and therefore it is so ordered, that not only have a suitable effect upon us. It had, our appetites and passions, but our very indeed, a just and rational title to the attenreason, or desire of knowledge, should also tion of the public; and it was, perhaps, an concur in this wholesome and necessary argument of much pride, or little sensibility, operation. Curiosity may be called a kind of middle

• This alludes to the splendid spectacle of the

Coronation, got mp at Covent-garden theatre by principle, between reason and passion ; be Rich the manager, wbo was said to have expended cause it seems to be in alliance with both.

four thousand pounds in velvet alone, for the pa.

But as the performance brought crowded While under the influence, and employed fouses, the speculation proved very fortunate.

ON THE CORONATION OF GEORGE III. AND

QUEEN CHARLOTTE.

geant.

in those who affected to distinguish them. were exhibited at full by the deans, preselves by turning their backs upon it. bendaries, and choir of Westminster.

Considered as a mere ceremonial, every The plumage of the Knights of the Bath man of reflection knows, that even forms furnished the ladies versed in romance and ceremonies are essentials in govern- with the phantom of their dear departed ment. But then it is, besides, one of the chivalry. most august that Europe has left, to boast of By the courtesy of England, the lords of -venerable it is for the traces of the manners, his Majesty's council, not being peers of habits, and, customs of our ancestors retained parliament, were to be regarded as the very in it; and over and above all, what more flower of the house of commons. But, unsignificant effort can a great and opulent fortunately for them, Mr. Pitt, the Atlas of and splendid nation like this make, to dis- the state, did not choose to honour them play its magnificence, than, by forming one with his presence; and fortunately for his great assemblage of all the ranks and des Majesty and his subjects, it was a glorious grees of which it is composed ?

day notwithstanding. Now, that the assemblage I am speaking Proceed we now to the Right Reverend of was very nearly thus formed, the recol- Fathers of the Church; no longer, it is true, lection of every spectator may furnish suf- mitred, crosiered, and otherwise adorned as ficient proofs. But, as some are found to in the days of delusion and superstition; plead want of memory, in hope to be com but so enrobed, nevertheless, as might best plimented with the excess of wit, -as others exemplify the piety, gravity, and moderation are too idle to make use of any talent they so essential to their functions. are possessed of,—and as the Earl Marshal's In the several orders of the peerage, as book may be waste paper in most families arranged, we have the scale of honour beby this time,-I will be at the trouble of veri- fore our eyes, from the baron to the duke ; fying out of it, with an addition here and and to all that is grand and senatorial in there of an index, what therein was not to the institution itself

, the accompaniment of expected. Had the herb-woman and her the ladies has been most judiciously conmaidens been the simplicities they ought trived, for the sake of superadding to it all to have been, instead of the finicals they that belongs to beauty, grace, and splendour. proved to be, they might have passed Perhaps, it is to shew that there is somewell enough for the representatives of our thing more essential in power than titles, villagery.

that the great personages who hold the high The drums and trumpets in the front of offices of state, though belonging to the the procession, the gentlemen pensioners peerage, are selected to form a corps by stationed round the two royal, though un themselves. sightly canopies, and the yeomen of the The dukes and no dukes of Normandy guard in the rear, must be admitted, so far and Aquitaine, we are to suppose, make at least as show is concerned, as military their appearance after these, as vouchers for ingredients; to say nothing of the soldiers, the title of our kings to the throne of France. who should have kept the peace of the The princes of the blood royal, each in platform.

his order, according to the laws of preceThe dignitaries of the city will insist on dency, are so placed, as to be the immediate passing as an epitome of all that is impor- harbingers of his Majesty. tant in it. From the appearance of the But even the Queen Consort, though King's chaplains, and the gentlemen of the royally robed, crowned, sceptred, and privy chamber, we have some portion or attended, and consequently to be conother of his Majesty's household in sight all sidered as a figure in chief, appears in re

lation to the throne but as a subordinate. Due honour is done to the high court of To her happy presence, however, we owe the Chancery, by the insertion of the Clerks and most striking part of the solemnity. The sight Masters thereof; and while upon this topic, of Lady Augusta, in her train, could not but we may be allowed to speak by anticipa- excite a warm wish in every bosom that the tion, of the super-eminent station kept in like illustrious lot could somewhere have reserve for the Lord High Chancellor him- been found for her; and if such a station self.

could ve been assigned to her royal The King's Attorney-General, (colleagued mother as became her state and dignity, the with the Solicitor-General he should have groupe would have been complete*. been,) the brethren of the coif, and my lords the Judges, presented the venerable • She not long after became the wife of the herefigure of the law.

ditary prince of Brunswick ; by wbom she bad the

late unfortunate Caroline, mother of the late The remainder of our cathedral pomp

the way:

Princess Charlotte of Wales.

In the amiable, gracious, and captivating effect the resolution adopted by them at person of the King, surrounded with all the their anniversary, respecting an institution insignia of power, pomp, and majesty, the for the reception of converted Hebrews; glory of the day was consummated, wherein they might be taught useful trades,

The King,-if in these mutinous times, in a manner similar to that practised at the when so preposterous a struggle is main. institution at Camden-town, which is open tained to set the servant above his lord, a to inquiring Hebrews only. See Imperial subject may venture to assert the rights of Magazine for June, p. 277. his sovereign,—the King is the source of all A committee was immediately elected ; the titles and honours which passed in who examined such vacant houses as apparade before him; the distributor of all the peared eligible ; compared the terms on offices exercised under him; the master which each was offered ; and, out of these, spring of every civil and military move selected one, situate No. 10, Durhamment; and all these powers and preroga- place East, Hackney-road. This house, tives are constitutionally vested in him, that entered upon at Midsummer last, has been he, and he alone, the parliament not sitting, furnished and fitted up for the reception of might be the guardian of the community. the institution, with all convenient speed.

By the kings-at-arms, heralds, pursui. Behind it, and immediately contiguous, an vants, &c., whose very business is parade, ample garden, and extensive conveniences, and whose habits are declaratory of their at once give sufficient room, and constitute office, the whole procession was to have a fine, open, airy situation for the destitute been methodized, arranged, and conducted, sons of faithful Abraham- the friend of under the Earl Marshal, as commander-in- God; who, converted to the knowledge of chief; and for this purpose, it may be pre- the truth as it is in Jesus Christ, long to sumed, they were interspered through the attain some useful trade, in the exercise of whole.

which they may be enabled, on quitting Was, therefore, this vast combination of these premises, to provide things honest in forms, orders, and dignities, to be considered the sight of all men. as a mere ceremonial ? I again repeat it, The severe illness and lamented death of the very pomp of the show would have been the Rev. C. S. Hawtrey, A.M., one of the worth the curiosity of the crowds who came secretaries of this society, the latter of which to be spectators of it.

took place on Sunday morning, July 17, deBut they must have little knowledge, ranged, at the moment, the plans, and, indeed, who take the shell for the kernel. during a short period, delayed the opening It is true, the king is virtually bound to his of this asylum. But, with due resignation people, and the people to their king, the to the inscrutable providences of Jehovah, moment he enters on the kingly office. But the opening of “The Operative Jewish the reciprocal duties of the governor and Convert's Institution,” for thus it is denothe governed are not to rest on implication minated, took place on Thursday, the 14th only: on the contrary, the covenant be- of July. tween them is, by a positive law, to be re The Rev. J. C. Reichardt, who was newed on the one hand, and assented to on unanimously elected superintendent of this the other. At the time of the coronation, institution, and who resides on the prethis great interchange of fealties is to be mises, offered up, on this occasion, fervent explicitly and formally made. The king prayers, in the name of the Father, and of is personally presented to his people; they the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; invoking are on the other hand asked, whether they the blessings of God upon all the promoters are willing to be his subjects ; and he is of this undertaking, its officers, its present not crowned till their assent has been speci- and future inmates, upon Israel, scattered fied by their acclamations. He then takes over all the earth, and the Israel of God in the great oath to discharge his sublime office every nation under heaven, and upon all according to law, justice, and mercy; and also to conform to the other conditions pre Five of the sons of Abraham have been scribed by the constitution ; and having so admitted into this institution, who have done, he receives in his royal state the been sometime baptized into His church, homage of the peers, which, till then, can and profess faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; not be legally exacted.

for these, and others who may hereafter be admitted, an able master has been pro

vided, to teach the art of shoemaking; and MISSIONARY COMMUNICATIONS.

this, for the present, is the only trade pracThe society of the friends of the Hebrew tised or taught. nation have lost no time in carrying into The house of mercy is thus opened ; the

men.

friends of mercy are in exercise ; and, with evening previous to his baptism, during the truth and holiness for their motto, while weekly service, held on those evenings they labour at once to teach the descend- there on the beginning of the ancient ants of Abraham the religion of Jesus of Sabbath, and the impression upon the Nazareth—the great prophet announced by minds of all present was most solemn and Moses—the Christ of God, according to affecting, His gospel,--and also a trade whereby they In order to present no obstacle to the may hereafter live honestly among men, inquiring Jew, on his entrance into the they cry,

“Who is on the Lord's side, Hebrew institution, the Jewish sabbath has who?" and individually say to their fellow been, from the first, kept by the inmates, Christians, “Is thine heart right, as my as well as the Christian sabbath : and, heart is with thy heart? If it be, give me therefore, the superintendent causes the bell thine hand.” “Behold, the days come, to be rung, in order to call the whole to saith the Lord, that I will make a new attend a solemn service, at seven o'clock on covenant with the house of Israel, and with every Friday evening, as the commencethe house of Judah; not according to the ment of that sabbath. After prayer, porcovenant that I made with their fathers, in tions of the psalms or prophets are sung or the day that I took them by the hand, to chanted in the Hebrew language; solemn bring them out of the land of Egypt: prayer is then offered up to Jehovah; and (which My covenant they brake, although the lessons for the day are read, throughI was an husband unto them, the out, in order. Every man having a bible Lord :) but this shall be the covenant that before him, in the language which he unI will make with the house of Israel : After derstands, (for several of the inmates are those days, saith the Lord, I will put. My foreigners, and do not understand the law in their inward parts, and write it in English language,) the superintendent reads their hearts; and will be their God, and the first verse; the person next to him, on they shall be My people. And they shall the left, reads the second; and so on, ia teach no more every man his neighbour, succession, until it becomes the superin. and every man his brother, saying, Know tendent's turn to read again, and until the the Lord: for they shall all know Me, from chapters are ended : every man reading in the least of them unto the greatest of them, the language to which he is accustomed. saith the Lord : for I will forgive their Comments are then made upon these readiniquity, and I will reinember their sin no ings; doubts, suggested by the inmates, are more.

solved by the teachers, and exhortations On Sunday, August 14, I witnessed the are delivered by them, arising out of the baptism of another son of Abraham, at subjects treated upon; and translations are Somers' Chapel, by the Rev. T. I. Judkin, verbally made to those who do not underM. A., previous to the morning service stand English. Singing then recommences, therein. The Hebrew youth, who then in the Hebrew tongue, and the service is publicly professed his faith in the great concluded with solemn prayer. Redeemer, has been for some time, and

WM. COLDWELL. now is, an inmate of the Hebrew institu

King Square, August 17, 1831. tion, Camden-town: and having rendered himself useful, by an upright and correct discharge of the office of accountant there

CELESTIAL PHENOMENA.-SEPT. 1631. in, is much respected. He had many The Sun enters the equinoctial sign Libra struggles with the enemy of souls, ere his on the 23d, at 46 minutes past 7 in the faith became fixed, as to the divinity of evening, when the Autumnal quarter comJesus Christ : but before the hallowing mences, and the days and nights are again teachings of the Holy Ghost, his unbelief of equal length in every part of the world. gradually melted away; and, previous to His semi-diameter on the 1st is 15 minutes his baptism, he expressed himself in terms 53 seconds and a tenth, and on the 25th, 15 which left no doubt upon the minds of minutes 59 seconds and 3 tenths. those who witnessed his initiation into the The moon is new on the 6th, at 33 miChristian church, that Christ was formed in nutes past 8 in the morning; she enters him, the hope of glory.

her first quarter on the 14th, at 42 minutes This convert, in addition to his Jewish past 4 in the morning; is full on the 21st, names, received the christian name of at 55 minutes past 9 in the evening; and James. The second chapter of the Epistle enters her last quarter on the 28th, at 28 of St. James, being the lesson for the day, was minutes past 4 in the afternoon. On the read and commented upon, at the Hebrew 11th, at 14 minutes 30 seconds past 8 in institution, Camden-town, on the Friday the evening, she is in conjunction with 7

noon,

Libra, which is attended with an occultation at London.

The planet Mercury passes the Sun at his inferior conjunction on the 26th at 6 in the evening. Venus is still situated in the western hemisphere during the evenings of this month ; she is stationary on the 17th near 63 Virginis. Mars is in conjunction with the Sun on the 24th, at 3 in the after

The noble planet Jupiter is still a conspicuous and interesting object in the constellation of the Goat. There are ten visible eclipses of his satellites this month, namely, five emersions of the first, in the following order : on the 4th at 42 minutes 1 second past 11 in the evening; on the 13th, at 6 minutes 23 seconds past 8 in the evening; on the 20th, at 1 minute 57 seconds past 10 in the evening ; on the 27th, at 57 minutes 36 seconds past 11 in the evening; and on the 29th, at 26 minutes 29 seconds past 6 in the evening :-three emersions of the second : on the 4th at 30 minutes 25 seconds past 1 in the morning; on the 21st, at 58 minutes, 31 seconds past 7 in the evening; and on the 28th, at 34 minutes past 10 in the evening; and an emersion of the third, on the 21st, at 13 minutes 22 seconds past 9 in the evening ; also an immersion of the same satellite on the 28th at 41 minutes 29 seconds past 9 in the evening. Saturn is too near the Sun to be visible this month. The Georgian planet is situated near 9 Capricorn, and to the west of Jupiter.

What, stand before my Maker Christ,
And hardly let the Lord be seen ;
Aloft my own proud banner hoist,
And hide the cross behind a screen?
Nor would I preach beneath this par,
Show less of reading, zeal, and wit,
A novice at the critic's bar,
For pulpit mastership unfit;
In office high, in talent low.
of every pew the sneer and jest,
And only like a fire-fy glow,
When I might shine a star confest.
Against them I would seldom preaclı,
A wounded spirit who can bear?
But rather heal with melting speech,
Than drive them obward to despair:
What, put the sinner on the rack !
And to the brink of madness urge,
As if my sermons stole the black
Of gloomy hell, a scorpion scourge?
I rould not to amuse them strive,
With cornicalities of style;
Or in the depth of humour dire,
To court a grin, or woo a smile :
The pulpit is a solemn place,
And no meridian for a joke;
In Paul I nothing witty trace,
Weighty were all the words he spoke.
I would not for the people shape
A course to soothe a curious ear,
Turn Proteus, scaramouch, or ape,
And round and round the compass veer.
Still I would seek to please and more
By every means within my power,
And candy harsher truth in love :
A crabbei priest is sure to sour.
To saint and sinner let me preach,
As one commission'd from above;
And, where the law has made a breach,
Repair it with the balm of love :
Like Moses, meek, like Jesus, mild,
And, dignified without offence,
Treat every sinner as a child
With tender-hearted eloquence.

JOSHUA MARSDEN.

TO MARIA.

POETRY.

ON PREACHING THE GOSPEL.

"A workman that needeth not to be ashamed."

Paul. He should not preach Christ, to put men to pain; Above or before, 'tis labour in vain; Beneath or against them, to trifle or drive, Nor yet to amuse them the preacher should strive.

I would not at the sinner preach, To irritate bis latent pride; Or, by an angry form of speech, Ais failings, sins, and weakness chide. In tender love, I will embalm Reproof and pity where I can, For love will always bear the palm, It charms the heart, and melts the man. I would not preach above his head, To make him wonder at my wit; Lest any leave the place unsed, My labour'd style the cause of it: Abore bim, let ine always stand, The teacher should excel the taught ; But not so technically grand, As if his praise alone I sought. I would not preach for mere display Before the people, to express How clever I can show away My handsome form and fine address : 2D. SERIES, NO, 9.-VOL. 1.

By the Rev. J. Young. "Can earth produce so fair a thing? And yet how frail such beauty." Prior. MARIA! on thy natal day,

(Though not of royal birth,)
A bard attempts a simple lay,

To celebrate thy worth.
Thou all of female loveliness,

Thou seraph-formed thing;
As if made mortal but to bless,

Or some new bliss to bring.
I hail thee, as thy mother's pride,

Thy father's lov'd one, too;
On high must swell joy's silver tide,

While tbee their child they view.
If beauty's self could move the string,

Or rouse the tuneful choir,
Thy cherub charms the pow'r would bring,

The sons of song inspire.
Like a fair bud, of richest hue,

Of opening promise fair,
In truth thou art.-but, ah, as true

A worm may nestle théré.
As sweet a plant as eye can see,

Of such subduing pow'r;
As half t' induce idolatry.

May perish in an hour.
As softly breathes my lyre, to hail

With joy thy natal day:
It trembles, lest so fair a thiug
Should lead the heart astray.

153.-VOL. XIII.

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