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the purpose of carrying into effect that wild ambition, which, for the most part, they secretly deplore. And should any thing be wanting to fill up this disgusting picture of national degradation, behold the mini. sters of religion, of such a religion as this ill-fated country is now per. mitted to possess, with all the mock pageantry of superstitious worship, accompanied with the fulsome adulation of a prostituted priesthood, idolizing their infidel and apostate chief; dedicating to his service the powers of that religion which he had formerly renounced ; and with the most signal profanation of holy things, holding forth to his faithless kiss that sacred emblem of our profession, which, in a former stage of his ambitious career, he had in a manner trampled under foot. Behold these things, my brethren, only with a transient eye, (and confident I am, this picture of partial misery and degradation has been much undercharged) and the contrast between your own condition and that here briefly placed before you, which must strike your minds, will teach you how to value those blessings, which, under the protection of an All. Gracious Providence, the inhabitants of this nation have long richly enjoyed."

POETRY.

ODE TO SOLITUDE.

GENIUS of the desert wild,

U NATURE's misanthropic child!
'Tis within yon hermit cell
Solitude thou lov'st to dwell;
Or with fairy feet to dance
O'er the clifted heights expanse ;
Or in the lonesome vale to stray,
And trim the lamp of life away!
Hence noise and FOLLY idle brood,
Fly, fly, the haunts of SOLITUDE.
Shrouded in the dumb retreat,
Muffled SILENCE takes her seat,
And MELANCHOLY droops her head,
And sighs and weeps till Hope is filed;
While pious SUPPLICATION stands,
With asking eye and lifted hands,
And Mem'ry grasps in chequer'd ray
The fleeting forms of yesterday!
WEALTH in purple vest array'd,
And Modesty that courts the shade ;
TRUTH disdaining puff'd pretence,
Meek unconscious. INNOCENCE ;
TRANQUILLITY unknown to CARE ;
Fairest where all forms are fair ;
And sweet Content that's blest to roam
Never from her native home;
SOLITUDE! thy charms supply:
And tune the soul to HARMONY!

For thee when PHOSPHOR's purple beam
Plays upon the chrystal stream;

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When the ZEPHYR's silky sway
Chills the fervid heat of day:
When wrapt in EvenING's gloomy damp
The little glow-worni lights her lamp,
Or TWILIGHT's herald, hird of care,
Flits beneath the lucid air,
And sickly tapers shed their light,
Along the misty veil of NIGHT,
Solitude! for thee I sigh
For thou * art best society!,
With thee from Riot's revel reign
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From PLEASURE's pantomimic train,
From GLORY's prostituted palm,
I seek thy philosophic calm!

Whether to track Caucasian snow
''Or in the torrid Tropic glow,

To mark the circling Ocean's bound, -
Or trace a streamlet by its sound.
0! might the hours of musing stay!
Or fly, as they have fled to day:
Now LEARNING's sacred heaps I'd tread
In converse with the mighty dead;
Now'rove the silent walls among,
Where torrents t ftow'd from T'ULLY's tongue ;
Or tow’rd Vesuvius' summit turn
To drop a tear on Pliny's urn;
And as the tell-tale moments, fly,
Ponder on IMMORTALITY!

* For Solitude is best society. Par. Lost,
+ Torrenti eloquio. JUVENAL.

MONTHLY LIST OF BOOKS IN DIVINITY.

THE Anniversary Sermon of the Royal Humane Society, preached on

the 24th of April, at St. James's Church, by the Bishop of Glou. cester. To which are added, by the Society, Observations on Resus. citation, the Adjudicature of the Premiums, &c. &c.

Piety and Courage, a Sermon, preached July 7. By the Rev. John Roffe, 12mo.

A Sermon on Luke xxii. 36.." He that hath no sword lei him sell his garment and buy one;" preached to the Enrolment of Volunteers. By the Rev. Cornelius Miles. 6d.

The Christian Hero; or, the Union of Piety and Patriotism enforced, a Sermon, preached in the Chapel of the Foundling Hospital, July 31. By J. Hewlett, B. D. 8vo.

Thoughts on the Abuse of Figurative Language as applied to Relie gious Subjects; the observation addressed to the People called Quakers. By John Hancock. 6d.

The Necessity and Benefit of Preaching the Gospel, a Sermon preached at the Visitation of the Right Rev. Kather in God Beilby, Lord Bishop of London, held at Brentwood, on Wednesday, June 1, 1803. By the Rev. Sir Adam Gordon, Bart. M. A. Rector of West Tilbury, and

Prebendary

Prebendary of Bristol, published at the Request of his Lordship and the Clergy. Svo.

Zeal and Unanimity in the Defence of our Country recommended in a Sermon, preached in the Parish Church of Great Baddow, Essex, on Sunday, July 24, 1803. By A. Longmore, LL. B, Vicar. Svo.

To your tents Britons! A Sermon preached in the Parish Church of Sutton, Saint Mary, in the County of Lincoln, July 31, 1803. By Charles Jerram, A. M, 12mo.

A Sermon on his Majesty's Call for the United Exertions of his Peo. ple against the threatened Invasion, preached at Christ Church, Bath, Sunday July 31. By the Rev. Charles Daubeney, Minister of Christ Church, Bath. Svo.

Recommended to the serious perusal of young Persons before Confir. mation-a practical Account of the principal Doctrines of Christianity, with suitable Prayers. By William J. Rees, M. A. ,,

Sermons by William L. Brown, Ď. D. Principal of Marischal Col. lege, Professor of Divinity, and Minister of Grey Friars Church, Aber. deen, &c. 8vo.

The Constitution and Example of the seven Apocalyptic Churches, a Sermon preached in Lambeth Chapel, at the Consecration of the Ri. Rev. Thomas Burgess, D. D. Lord Bishop of St. David, and the Right · Rev. John Fisher, D. D. Lord Bishop of Exeter, on Sunday, July 17, 1803. By Ralph Churton, M. A.* Rector of Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire ; and Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of $t. David, &c. 4to.

A Sermon preached at the Anniversary Meeting of the Sons of the Clergy, in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, on Thursday, May 12, 1803 ; by the Rev. George Henry Glasse, M. A. Rector of Hanwell, Middlesex. 4to.

An Inquiry concerning Antichrist and the Antichristian power; being an Examination of such of the Predictions of Daniel as are generally acknowledged to relate to that extraordinary Subject; and an attempt to apply them to and explain them by certain events which have recently occurred in the World, and in the course of hunian Affairs in Wars. - By the Rev. Richard Rowley, A. M. of Queen's College, Rector of Mid. dleton Scriven, Salop. Svo.

A Sermon, preached at St. Andrew's Church, Plymouth, at the Vic sitation of the Venerable Ralph Barnes, M. A. Archdeacon of Totness, May 27, 1803. By J. Bidlake, B. A. Chaplain to H, R. H, the Duke of Clarence. Printed at the Request of the Archdeacon and Clergy then present. 8vo.

CHURCH PREFERMENTS, GRADUATIONS, &c.

Oxford. JULY 16.) THE last day of Act Term, Mr. George Stinton, of Exeter College ; and the Rev. Richard Hewitt, of Brasenose College, B. A. were adınitted Masters of Arts. And Mr. John Foote, of Sr. Alban Hall, was admitted Bachelor of Arts.

The whole number of degrees in Act Term was, three Doctors of Divinity, two Doctors of Civil Law, one Doctor of Medicine, one Doctor of Music, six Bachelors of Divinity, one Bachelor of Medicine, . Vol. V. Churchm. Mag. Aug. 1803. i

forty forty-one Masters of Arts, two Bachelors of Civil Law, and thirty-nine Bachelors of Arts.- Matriculations thirty-three.--Regents of the year one hundred and five.

28.] Thomas Davies, B. A. Scholar of Jesus College, was elected Fellow of that Society.

The Rev. Robert Davies is instituted to the Vicarage of Bibury with the chapel of Winson annexed, both in Glocester diocese, on the presentation of Estcourt Cresswell, Esq. void by the death of W. Somerville, Clerk. . AUG. 2.] Messrs. Gunning, Hawker, and Rowden, A.B. of Mer. ton, and Mr. Williams, A B. of Brazenose, were elected Fellows of Merton College.

13.] Last week a dispensation passed the great seal to enable the Rev. J. Slatter, A. M. Chaplain to the Right Hon. the Earl of Abingdon, to hold with the Vicarage of Cumner, Berks, the Vicarage of Stanton Harcourt, in that county, on the collation of the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Oxford.

The Rev. C. Coates, Rector of Osmington, in the county of Dorset, is collated, by the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells, to the prebendal stall of Milverton secunda in Wells Cathedral, vacant by the death of the Rev. Mr. Somerville.

The Rey. J. Prince is instituted, by the Lord Bishop of Glocester, to the Vicarage of Queinton, in the county of Glocester.

16.] On Tuesday the Rev. Thomas Pearson, B. D. Fellow of Queen's College, in this University, was presented by that Society to the Vicarage of Sparsholt, in the county of Berks, vacant by the death of the Rev. John Taylor, M. A. ' 18.] Andrew Hughes Matthews, M. A. and Scholar of Jesus College, 'was elected Fellow of that Society.

Cambridge. JULY 23.1 The Rev. Mr. Busby 'wa's installed one of the Prebends of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, in the room of Dr. Fisher.

AUG. 5.] The Rev. Charles Ekins is presented to the Priory of Wilton, vice the Rev. Mr. Green, deceased, and to the Prebendary of Slape, in the Cathedral Church of Sarum, vice the Rev. Mr. Kerrich, deceased.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has presented Lord Charles Murray Ansley to the rural Deanery of Bocking, Essex, vacant by the death of his Lordship's brother, the late Bishop of St. David's.

12.] The Rev. Joseph Wilkinson, B. A. of Ormanthwaite, in the county of Cumberland, is instituted, by the Lord Bishop of Norwich, to the valuable rectories of East and West Wretham, in the county of Norfolk. .. .

The Rev. Charles Davy is instituted to the Vicarage of Wickhammarket, in Suffolk, on the presentation of the King.

The Rev. D. Williams, of Romsey, has been appointed to the living of Husborne Priors, in Hampshire.

The Rev. Thomas Lane Freer, M. A. is instituted to the rectory of Handsworth near "Birmingham, on the presentation of George Birch, Esg. of Hampstead Hall.

The Rev. Edward Mason, M. A, rector of Heapham in Lincolnshire, is instituted to the rectory of Beesby in the same county, which he is empowered to hold by dispensation.

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- Dr. Forbes, Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, is instituted to the vicarage of Kirtlington, in Oxfordshire. · 20.] The Rev. Henry John Wollaston, M. A. of Sidney college, Cambridge, is instituted, by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln, to the rectory of Scotter in that county, vacated by the death of the Rev. Samuel Harper, and on the presentation of the Lord Bishop of Peterborough."

The Rev, T. Calthorpe Blofield, B. A. is collated, by the Lord Bishop of Norwich, to the vicarage of Felmingham, in that county, vacant by the death of the Rev. Joseph Hepworth.

The Kev. Dr. Raine, Master of the Chárterhouse, is elected a' Senior Fellow of Trinity college, in the room of the Rev. William Colo lier, deceased.

MONTHLY OBITUARY, WITH ANECDOTES OF DISTIN.

GUISHED PERSONS.

TO THE EDITORS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCHMAN'S MAGAZINE. GENTLEMEN,

:: 9th Jirre, 1803. As the object of your Magazine is to promote a sense of the import. A ance of religious education, I presume that any thing which is likely to give weight to your arguments will be acceptable. I have lately been an eye-witness to the real benefit arising from such instruction early in , life, as you so wisely recommend. A death-bed 'seems a proper test to prove the real value of our own pursuits, or those which we direct others io. I have lately been called to attend that of an amiable young lady, who had been for many months consuming away by the slow, but too certain inroads of, a decline. She had, from her infancy, been blessed with reli.. gious instructions, her parents having united in giving her (with the rest of a numerous family) such an education as appears consistent with the solemnity of baptismal engagements, which, upon the authority of Scrip- ; ture, call upon every one, 'who bears the name of a Christian, to renounce whatever stands in competition with their eternal interests. It will be needless to add, that they are members of the Established Church, of which their father is a faithtul minister. As she drew near her end, her: natural timidity and reserve gave place to a free and ingenuous commu. : nication of her sentiments, more especially to her father, who had brought serious subjects more frequently to lier consideration, as he observer her neares approach to a world of realities. After (with becom- , ing humility) condeinning herself for not sufficiently improving her ad... vantages, she acknowledged the great debt she owed him on account of the education she had received, and especially for having been restrained from pursuing the pleasures of the world, which, at one period of her: life;, she had a strong inclination to follow. On his coming one day into her apartment, she looked at him with more than common earnestness, . and upon his enquiring tenderly the cause of it-ler reply was, “I must look at you, I love you and owe you so much';" gratetul sensations of this kind were frequently repeated; and you may imagine the satisfaction, of her now only surviving parent on receiving such acknowledgments. It is such as may encourage every one to go and do likewise. It is indeed ardently to be desired that those who have the charge of young people would educate them with a view to their last moments: and though I am ready to acknowledge that all human endeavours will avail nothing, T2

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