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of Churches. 5 Bocking : so that this probably is a tens the safety of the congregation : parish endowed with tithes.
if this is a true report, is it not a reMiddlehamn Deanery, co. York, is flection' op him whose immediate pro. -said to have a peculiar jurisdiction of vince it is to prevent it? its own; and this, probably, co-exten- The tower of the parish church of sive with the parish only; and its in. St. Andrew in this town has been recome perhaps arises likewise from the ported as dangerous for these forty tithes of the parish.
years; but it has become very lately Iu Cornwall there is the Deanery of so extremely bad, that the bell-ringers Borian distinct from the Rectory of have refused to do their duty. Yet Burian, but both are in the patronage this parish is one of the richest in of the Crown.
England. It was of these Deaneries (and it is I hope that the very exemplary Bio supposed, though not recollected, that shop of the Diocese will direct the there are others of the same sort in church to be properly examined ; the kingdom) that information was which may save the lives of hundreds. requested; and any communication As a proof of the increase of Sectathrough the medium of your valua- ries, a gentleman of the parish was ble Miscellany will be thankfully re- offered 15001. for a picce of ground ceived.
close by the church, to build a disa What is the nature of the Collegiate senting meeting-house there. Church of Wolverhampton, as con- Yours, &c.
A PARISHIONER. „nected with the Deanery of Windsor ? A Correspondent of yours, last year, Mr. URBAN,
July 8. by complaining of some clerical juno THE following remarks, as they It is a
, pity that he had not pointed out a may serve to assist your Readers in legal one which wants correction. The forming useful reflections from some Police Magistrates of the Metropolis of the little-noticed occurrences in life. in the public prints are constantly It has often beca a matter of ina called. Mr. Justice N. and Mr. Justice quiry with men of curious and philoR., when it is well known that this dis- sophical ininds, whether the works of tinction is a title given only to His Nature are carried on by a plastic or Majesty's Justices of the Courts of sort of mechanical priuciple of agency, Westminster Hall.
A, B. or whether they immediately proceed
without any interposition from the Mr. URBAN,
Newcastle on Tyne, finger of God. The great regularity
and wonderful sameness which is disI
with E. W. P. (vol. coverable in the operations of the ren L.XXX p. 311,) that the dreadful getable apd animal world would seem accident which occurred at Liverpool to favour the fornier opinion, and the is well calculated to call forth, and, occasional departure from this uniimperiously demands the immediate fornity, and the extraordinary changes attention of all those whøse peculiar that are frequently noticed, may serve province it is to take care of and in- to countevauce the latter. Perhaps spect our churches ; apd to see that the former sentiment may have taken they are not only safe, but wholesonie. its rise from the weakness and impo
This duty, I believe, falls more espe- tency of man, which renders him uncially to the Archdeacon, who ought able to execute projects of any magnito make a report to the Bishop; and, tude withoat plans, or to accomplish if he sees any church in an impro- works of singular difficulty without a per state, to report that church : but borge and correct seale. But this conI fear that there are not many who sideration caunot exiend to His allpay that attention to the churches comprehensive agency, who sees and of this land which ought to be paid; ubserves all things at one glance, to and hence arises those innumerable whom the whole process of Nature is Dissenting meeting-houses that tbrea- baked and open, and whose knowledge ten the downfall of the Established and power are unlimited and infinite. Church.
Besides, if the order and regularity in E. W. P. reports that the state of which the operations of the universe the tower of a parish church in a are conducted are admirable, the va. market-town is dangerous, and thrca- riations or departures from them are
often striking and unaccountable; and shall we account for the defeet of Rü. whilst we are delighted with the for- triment at this time only in the twomer, we are astonished at the latter. ther, and the consequent loss of all In whatever niode indeed the opera- her offspring? Surely these are sin, tions are performed, it is confessed on gulai variations from the expected all sides, that it is the Divine Almighty course of things as they happened beAgent that works in all, and the in- fore, and, as I would also observe, quiry may appear to be a matter of after this large increase : for the same curiosity rather than of use, which sow has within these: few weeks promode this invisible Being, may choose duced a litter of the usual number, to adopt in the works of his own bands. about twelve; and all are mostly black, Still however as the works of the Lord and likely to live, being supported by are sought out, or carefully inquired the milk of their dam.” into, of all those that have pleasure These facts are curious; and howtherein, it may not be an unprotitable ever from their humble and familiar amusement, whilst we are contem. nature they might escape the notice plating the beautiful order that is ma- of common observers, yet they can nifested in the universe, to notice some scarce fail to make an impression on of the variations from it; which may the minds of men who are accustomed serve to recall to our minds an imme- to thought and reflection. They may diate superintendency, and to awaken perhaps be deemed unworthy of attenour thoughts to the more particular tion, and even excite the ridicule of exercise of a divine interposition in all careless and superficial observers. But things.
to those who are in the habit of conThese and such like suggestions will templating the works of Providence, occasionally occur to the mind that they will assist in demonstrating that will accustom itself to take notice of superior Agency, which can continue, the ordinary operations of Nature, and or arrest and controul the ordinary especially in the animal world : and I
courses of things, whenever his infihave myself been led to them from nite wisdom and sovereign power shall observations in my farm-yard, from a think fit and expedient. Sure it is, cursory attention to what are consi- that the Lord worketh in all; and as dered as the most ignoble race of ani- . there is not a sparrow that falleth to mals, tlre very swie.
the ground without his notice, so he I have for some years kept a little may introduce occasional varieties Chinese sow, mostly of a black colour, from the general order of things, for but not without some spots of white. this or such-like excellent purpose, to The male coupanion of this animal awaken men to a due “sense of his has been usually an English boar; and Agency, and to excite them to a prothe result has been large litters from per attention to his divine power, twelve to fourteen or even sixteen which otherwise froin its uniform pigs, allinvariably black, with scarcely , tesour might too often escape from any white inarks except in the feet, their minds. legs, or tail. And she has generally
A COUNTRY PARISU PRIEST. Teared or brought up the far greater number of her young, and acted the Mr. URBAN,
N the Tables of Precedence in our Thus far things have been regular, and according to ordinary expectation. Flag Officers" are placed between But in the last autumn this same black Knights of the Bath and Knights Basow produced a large litter of twenty chelors. pigs, of which the far greater part In the Table given in Debrett's were all white, and with scarcely any Peerage, Field and Flag Officers are black spots about them. At this time entirely omitted, the mother was deprived of her usual Blackstone places ". Colonels," as supply of milk for her numerous pro- your Correspondent Scrutator obgeny; and notwithstanding all possi: serves, after the younger children of ble care, within two or three days the Knights ; but omits other Field Offiwhole liller died. Now what should cers altogether. occasion this extraordinary change in With due submission to the Heralds' the colour of the young, and this great Office, which ought to be, and I make increase in their number ¿ Or how 19 doubt is, capable of assigning a
part of a good mother towards them. I noideCourt Calendars, « Field and
of nu. be mo
proper station for all degrees io So Aberdeen, the Treasurer under the
of the Fleet and Field Marshals down G. L. D. or others of your Readers, re sin.
to Navy Lieutenants and Army Cap- may be known by application to Mr. pected
tains, should precede Serjêunts at Law, Galen, as above.
H.B. There is a manifest impropricly, at serve, least, in placing any Officer below
February 9. & proember,
army than a subaltern ; because, al- to Glotjanus for his good intens black,
though Corpets, Ensigns, and Lieu- tions, and consider him as a Student tenants, are only denominated “Gen- or Freshman, as we term it, anxious tlemen" in their commissions, Cap. or the bonour of his College; but
tains and Majors are always termed from the time he has taken to answer Emiliar
* Esquires," and have, from thence, me, I think be might have been more notice
the double claim to that rank arising accurate; which leads me to form ao
from creation and from office. ey can
opinion, that whatever studies are It appears therefore, that the Sub- pursued at Glasgow, that of close tomed
alterns in our Army and Navy ought reasoning (which is so much attended
to come after Esquires by birth or to at one of our Universities in paratten
forlane ; and those other Officers ticular) is there neglected. If he will ule of
which I have before described, imme- take the trouble of referring to my s. But
diately after-Knights Bachelors. Letter, he will find that I did not as. Yours, &c.
SELIM. sert that the Scotch Universities had Hence,
not produced great men; far from it;
on the contrary, I well know we are tinue,
Mr. URBAN, Penzance, July 6. indebted to them for many celebrated nary THE following information, copied characters ; and he might well have
1807, will, I think, sufficiently an. Robertson and a Beattie, who do it is,
swer the queries of your Correspond honour to the places of their educa
ent G. L. D. in Vol. LXXX. p. 517. nd as
tion ; but I only asserted, Mr. Urban, th to
" The cost of 300 copies, bound, of that the title of A. M. by custom, tach of the two Treatises, is to be which in this Kingdom generally ope
dedacted from the Premium of £400 rates as a law, belongs to them who jeties =, for
bequeathed to the person whose Trea- have taken that degree at Oxford or
tise shall be judged the second in Cambridge, and to take it, when eduse, to f his point of merit.
cated elsewhere, appears to me to " In order to prevent partiality; arrogate an improper distinction, and pro
the Authors are desired not to send puts me in mind of what I read when wer,
their Treatises with their name, or in a school-boy, "sic vos non vobis,' &c. form
their own hand-writing, but with a I did not mention the names of a from
Motto, which Motto is to be also Newlon, Addison, Locke, Bentley, &c.;
Motto, on application to the Trea: Church, of the name of Burnet (a relative Ba
surer, Alexander Galen, Esq. Mer- of the celebrated Bishop) and having been cbant, Aberdeen. All the Treatises himself deeply infected with Intidel pria. to be with him before the 1st January ciples, when recovered from them, he re1814, and the Premiums to be paid solved on this method of perpctual counin Whitsuntide Term next after the derstand the sumns now offered as Predecision of the Judges. Intermediate miums are not the principal, bat an ac. inquiries between this and the 1st Ja. cumulation of tbe Interest of that sum; nuary 1814, will be answered by and that the Premiums will be repeated Letters addressed, post-paid, to the so often as the Interest shall amount to said Alexurder Galen, Esq. Merchant, the like sum of £1600. Edit.
inf. r shall
0. our and reet
lowable in England. Glotianus' list of many Antiquaries, could we persuade names puts me in mind of Homer's Ca.
the Keeper of the Records of the talogue, and also of a story have Dissolved Abbeys, to enter the list heard, ofanOxford andCanıbridge man of controversy on the subject of our disputing which University bad pro- Saxon Buildings and the Pointed Arch. duced the greatest men ; when, after a lo my humble opinion, he would be long contest, one mentioned a number more likely to decide these two quesof bigh-sounding names in a breath, tions, than all the Champions who which decided it, and silenced the have undertaken the subject. otiier. I now take my leave of Glo. Yours, &c.
A. G. tianus, advising him to have a Letter belure bim when he is answering it 3 Mr. URBAN, Colchester, March 4. and not to take the title of A. M. un- THE Ghost of Avon's Bard invites less he can have an honorasy one at my opinion. I have no other one of our Universities, or be admit- claim to your indulgence than an ented ad eundem ; for the Poet's rule thusiastic admiration of all the ema. is as applicable lo agendi as loquendi. nations of that genius which his Yours, &c.
NORMALIS. Ghostship professes once to have ani
mated; but I rely on your known imMr. URBAN, Newcastle, May 4. partiality. I shall endeavour to avoid HAVE great pleasure, in read- prolixity for two reasups; first, that
ing the discussions of Science I may not trespass too much on your when properly contested, without the pages ; secondly, lest my sentiments dirk of wrath a.id animosity. I inust should appear as insigoificant to your confcss I am exceedingly sorry to see Readers as they do to myself. the controversy between an Amateur
I cannot perceive obscurity in the and au Architect carried on in such a passage quoted by the Ghost; but (to inanner by the former as to wound a reader who does not wish to create my feelings; it reflects not only dis- obscurities, that he may indulge his credit ou him as a gentleinan, but as genius in the illustration of them) I a literary character. Amateur has think it must be evident Brutus speaks said in a former Letter that Architect's of himself. language is coarse, uigrammatical, The slightest dereliction of principle and muddy : but nothing, Sir, can lays the foundation of numerous erjustify either a Cantab or Oxonian in rors: thus it is with Cassius - he ungiving the lie direct. I expect more dertakes to be the advocate of corruppoliteness from them, from their edu. tion - Brutus's virtue remains uncation: it is an affront to the Publick; shaken, though placed in opposition it is a disgrace to any literary man in to the solicitations of friendshipthis enlightened age that we live in; Cassius, instigated by the mingled and it further seems strongly to shew, feelings of disappointment, mortificathat Amateur must cilher feel himself tion, and regret, at finding his unat a loss for words to express his seni- worthy suit rejected, reproaches Brutiments as he should do, or he is tos with a breach of friendship; this afraid he has the pegative side of the commences the quarrel, in the course argument. Nothing shews weakness of which, urged by the injustice of 60 strongly, as when a gentleman of Cassius, Brutus suffers bimself for a superior education condescends to
moment to give way to the influence have recourse to gross abuse.
of anger - lis conduct throughout is I do not mean to enter into the de- marked with the features of conscious fence of Architect's opinions on our rectitude ---- Cassius, with grief and Autiquities, because he is very well shane, half acknowledges his error; able to take his own part; neither do and Brutus, from whiuse bosom the I wish to enter into any controversy remembrance of their former friend. with Amateur, who inay have in slijp is not erased, spares him a further mang respects good reasons for siding humiliatiou by telling him, that he with his friend Mr. Whittington in (Brutus) his opinions; but I should like to see “ carries anger as the fint bears fire ; thal respectable style preserved that which, inuch enforced, shews a hasty spark, is due to Society.
And straight is cold again.”' It would be highly gratifying to Yours, &c., J. FITCI.