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college, to that junior bachelor of arts, Buckden palace, is appointed curate of who writes the best Essay on the Charac Barnold by-le Beck, in addition to his ter and Conduct of William III., has been other curacy of Riby, in this county. this year adjudged to Mr. Charles Barker, 'This is the first young man known to be son of the rev. Mr. Barker, of York. promoted to the church out of the gram

November 23.-On Thursday, the 15th mar school at Grimsby, which has been instant, Thomas Charles Geldart, M.A, established there a great number of years. of Trinity hall, youngest brother of the NORFOLK. Died, the rev. Paul Coking's professor of civil law, and youngest lambine, D.D. rector of Little Plamstead, son of the rev. Dr. Geldart, rector of with Witton and Brundale annexed, and Kirk Deighton, in the county of York, perpetual curate of Hardley, all in this was elected fellow of Trinity hall, in the county. He had been sixty-four years the room of sir John William Compton, de- incumbent of Thurlton and Hardley, and ceased, late judge of the vice-admiralty

was in the 92d year of his age. court, Barbadoes.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.—Died, at Arnold, The lord bishop of Peterborongh will the rev. Thomas Bigsby, M.A. vicar of hold an ordination, on Sunday, the 23rd Beeston and Burton. of December, at the cathedral church of SOMERSETSHIRE.--Died, at Plaistreet that city.

house, near Taunton, aged 73, the rev. BERKSHIRE.- Died, at Reading, als Dr. Ainbrose, of Mount Ambrose, county most suddenly, in bis 81st year, the rev.

of Dublin, Thomas Arnold, formerly of Walworth. Sussex.-Died, the rev. William Jame

CAMBRIDGESHIRE.--A neat marble ta son, rector of Clapham, and vicar of Horblet has been recently placed in Trinity sham, both in Sussex, aged 78. church, Cambridge, to the memory of the WARWICKSHIRE. – Died, at Knowle, late rev. Henry Martyn, B.D, fellow of the rev. Thomas Knight, second son of St. John's college.

the rev. Thomas Blyth, of Knowle lodge, Died, at the rectory of Tydd, St.

in this county, and member of Worcester Giles's, isle of Ely, in the 52nd year of college, Oxford. his age, the rev. Timothy Matthews,

Died, at Stratford upon Avon, the rev. eighteen years rector of that parish, and James Davenport, jun. M.A, fellow of St. one of the magistrates for the county. John's college, Oxford, and curate of

Died, after a short illness, in Christ Snitterfield. college, Cambridge, the rev. Beaupré

WILTSHIRE.—Died, the rey. Mr. WapPhilip Bell, M.A. fellow of that society, share, curate of St. Thomas, Salisbury, aged 25.

aged 38. CUMBERLAND.-Died, in the 68th year

Died, at Pickwick, aged 86, the rev. of his age, the rev. D. Birkett, vicar of James Pidding, fifty-eight years rector Leigli,' curate of St. John's and St. and patron of the freehold advowson of Bridget's, Bickermet, and formerly of St.

Yatton Keynell, pear Chippenham. Bee's school.

YORKSHIRE, -- Died, the rev. Walter GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Died, the rev.

Smith, curate of Almondbury, in this Thomas Welles, D.D. vicar Prestbury county, and master of the free grammar and Badgeworth, and perpetual curate of school in that town, Shurdington, in this county.


Died, the rev. Mr. Evans, thirtyworth, in the 85th year of his age, the rev.

seven years curate of Llanfaethlu and William Ellis, rector of that parish, and of

Llantwrog, Anglesey. Walton, Bucks. He was formerly fellow of King's college, Cambridge, and many Thomas, esq. of Llycoen, Caermartben,

Died, at Swansea, aged 23, J. D. years an active magistrate for this county.

and of Jesus college, Oxford. KENT.-Died, in his 70th year, the rev. David Martio, curate of Eastchurch, in

COLOMBO. the isle of Sheppy.

Extract from the Ceylon Gazette, May Died, the rev. W. T. Pattenson, rector 26, 1821. of Frinsted, in this county.

During the past week, the Lord Bishop LANCASHIRE.- Died, in his 68th year, of Calcutta has exercised several of the pe. the rev. Joshua Brookes, M.A. one of the culiar duties of his sacred office at Colombo. chaplains of the collegiate church, Man On Monday last, a second Confirmation chester, which situation he had filled dur was held, when a numerous body of Eng. ing thirty-oue years,

lish, Dutch, Portuguese, and Singhalese LINCOLNSHIRE. The sev. William offered itself for Confirmatiou, Smith, lately admitted into full orders at On Tuesday the Fort Church, uow called

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St. Peter's, was consecrated.

ed. The come accompanied the Bishop to consecrate the mony began by the Lord Bishop receiving burying ground, on the South Esplanade. (from some of those who signed their - At the Pettah Church, now called $t: names) the Petition of Consecration, at the Paul's, similar proceedings took place; principal entrance. The Bishop and the the Sermon was preached by the Rev. Clergy then retired to thë vestry, and soon James Glenie, who happily introduced aga made their appearance, the Bishop much matter applicable to that Church, taking the lead, and his Lordship and the aud the inhabitants of the Pettah, and the Clergy proceeded slowly along the body other parts of his Sermon were of the best of the Church, reciting alternately the 24th description : Psalm. When the Bishop was arrived The Lieutenant Governor was present within the rails of the altar, the deeds of throughout the whole, and the Church was donation to Trustees of the Church and the literally full. The burying-ground round burying ground on the South Esplanade the Church being too confined, an addibeing presented by the Chief Secretary on tional burying-ground has been bestowed the part of the Government, his Lordship by the Lieutenant Goveryor, near the cominenced the prayers of dedication and Wolfendal Church, which is to be conseconsecration, after which he handed to crated on Tuesday next after Divive Serthe Archdeacon, wlio acted Chancellor, vice at St. Pani's. the decree of consecration, which he read Divine Service will, we understand, be alond.

in future performed every Sunday in St. Morning prayers then commenced by Paul's Church, in three languages. The the officiating Minister, but during the English who reside outside the Fort, and prayers and Communion service, the Bi the numerous other inhabitants of Colombo shop offered up occasional prayers. An understanding the English language, will excellent Sermon was then delivered by thus have the opportunity on the Lord's the Rev. Mr. Hawtayne, Chaplain to the day, to hear our admirable Liturgy read in Bishop, after which the Lord's Supper English, and a Sermon preached in the was administered, The Lieutenant Go same language, by a regular Minister of 'vernor, the Chief Justice, and a numerous the united Church of England and Ireland. assemblage of ladies and gentlemen were It is expected that an ordination will present ; and the Lieutenant Governor, take place to-morrow morning in the Fort and Commandant and others, afterwards Church, now called St. Peter's Church,

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MONTHLY LIST OF PUBLICATIONS. Illustrations of Biblical Literature: ex Practical Sermons; selected from the hibiting a View of the History and Fate Manuscripts of the Rev. Joseph Pickerof the Sacred Writings, from the earliest ing, M.A. late Minister of Paddington, Period to the present Century; including and formerly of Christ Church, Oxford. Biographical Notices of Translators and 2 vols. 8vo. 11. 18. ! other eminent Biblical Scholars. By the A Vindication of the Doctrine of Baprev. James Townley, Author of Biblical tismal Regeneration, as understood by the Anecdotes, 3 vols. 8vo. 21. 2s,

United Church, against onr modern SecLectures on the Book of Ecclesiastes. taries and Seceders; with Observations on By Ralph Wardiaw, D.D, of Glasgow, the perpicious Tendency of their Tenets, 2 vols. 8vo.

and of their proselytising Zeal, and the A Clarge, delivered to the Clergy of Conduct to be expected from the Bétathe Diocese of Llandaff, at the primary blished Clergy at the presenti important Visitation, in August, 1821. By William, Crisis. By an Aged Minister of the GosLord Bishop of Llandaff. 28.

pel. 28. od. The Necessity of being in a State of Illustrative Replies in the form of EsPreparation for Death: a Sermon, prcache says to the Questions proposed by the ed in the Parish Church of Somersham, Right Rev. Herbert Marsh, Lord Bishop in the County of Huntingdon, on Tuesday, of Peterhorough, to Candidates for Holy October 16, 1821, at the Funeral of the Orders ; in which his Lordship's InterroRev. T. Wilson, M.A. perpetnal Carate of gations on Redemption, Original Sin, Free Wilburton, and Curate of Colme and Pid. Will, Justification, Everlasting Salvation,

ley, in the same County. By the Rev. T. Predestination, Regeneration, Renovation, ** Bourdillon, M.A. Vicar of Fenstanton, and the Holy Trinity, are shewn to be

cum Hilton, Hunts, and formerly Fellow constructed from the Holy Scriptures and and Tutor of Trinity Hall, in the Univer the Articles of the Church of England, sity of Cambridge. 1s.

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The Encyclopædia Metropolitana, which Delineations of Christian Experience in has been suspended in consequence of the Verse, to which are prefixed, Sketches of Failure of its late Publisher, has fallen the early Life of the Author, in one small under the Management of new Proprietors, Volume, with a Portrait. who will publish the fifth Part of that The Rev. Dr. Lloyd, Professor of MaWork on the 1st of January, 1829; and thematics, Trinity College, Dublin, will Arrangements have at length been made, shortly publish a Volume of Discourses, which leave no doubt whatever of its being chiefly Doctrinal. for the future regularly continued.

Mr. R. Bloomfield, Author of the Far: The Rev. Joshua Marsden has nearly mer's Boy, has in the Press, The May-Day ready for Publication, Forest Musings, or of the Muses.


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POLITICAL RETROSPECT, LITTLE or no alteration has taken respect to the soundness of their place during the last year in the fo- principles, or the practicability of reign relations of Great Britain, and their plans, any movement is prethe events which have occurred in ferable to that total stagnation and other lands owe their importance inactivity which indicates not merely either to the interest which those the weakness but the death of the lands, excite, or to the future and patient. The Protestants are endistant consequences which they are deavouring to institute societies for expected to involve.

education and religious instruction Our nearest and most powerful in imitatiou of those that exist in neighbour, France, is going on Great Britain. But we fear the two quietly in the path which her govern. are widely different.

The ment lias chalked out, and seems to people of France cannot learn to be daily less exposed to the danger any purpose worth mentioning withof any sudden convulsion. The out discovering the errors and imdeath of Napoleon Buonaparte has posture of the Church of Rome, naturally tended to tranquillize and how liable must they become in the fears of the loyal ; and to re this sceptical age to confound the press the expectations and hopes of tainted limb with the sound and the disaffected. His re-appearance bealthy body, and to reject the esin the country would at any time sentials, if not the name of the have exposed it to great risk, and Christian faith, under the title of a

in some particular conjunctures, genuine Reformation. The only might have unsettled every thing. chance that seems to exist of avoidPersons who had the greatest con- ing this rock, is the conversion of fidence in the fidelity and vigilance their rulers, under whose superinof his keepers, could not help feel. tendance Christianity might be ing that there was a possibility of pruned of its incumbrances, with

bis escape, and that no man could out being reduced below the Scrip* tell wbat extraordinary actions he ture standard. But such an event

might still be permitted to perform. is more to be desired than exAll this is now at an end.

pected. The revolutionary party have been No other continental nation can deprived of their sheet anchor, and boast of the same improvement in the King congratulates his subjects security and wealth as the French upon the increasing tranquillity and government. The German sovewelfare of his dominions. It is gra- reigns are impeded by heavy debts tifying likewise to observe, that and small revenues, from which the some leading characters among the spirit of their people does not proFrench are exerting themselves in mise to deliver them. The Spathe cause of religion, and though niards are visited by three sore we cannot feel quite satisfied with calamities, a weak monarch, a de

mocratical club, and an infectious to improve, cannot be delivered too fever. The Portuguese are, if possi- speedlily from her yoke. ble, in a worse situation, for among The Greek insurrection is in a them the revolutionary frenzy has very different state. It is impossible pervaded all ranks, and they are ra. to think of that classic land overrun pidly sinking into a state of political and oppressed by barbarous tyrants, childishness, which can only terini. the enemies of the Christian faith, pate in dissolution. They talk of and of the civilization of the world, putting an end to their commercial without wishing that it was restored trenty with England, imagining no to its ancient freedom. But are its doubt that their rich and populous inhabitants capable of acquiring or country affords a market for our ma-, maintaining it? Can they hope to nufactures, which it would ruin us succeed in the present contest withto lose. If the consequence should out throwing themselves into the arins happen to be that the Portuguese of Russia ? And what effect would are deprived of our market for their this produce but of a mere change wine, and that we become the ma- of masters? If the Greeks were a nufacturers for their revolted colo- moral and industrious people, jeavies, their ingratitude will but ex. lous of their national dignity, accus. perience the fate which it merits, tomed to govern themselves, and not and on the breaking out of the next quite unprovided with military skill war between them and the Spani- and experience, we should say, let ards the independence of their coun- them by all means try their strength. try will come to an end.

They may gain an important victory; The contests that are carrying on and the Turkish Government is conin Greece and in Spanish South stantly on the brink of a revolution, America, are the only events which could they maintain a defensive war remind us of that din of arms which for a few years against the Sultan, once sounded so fearfully in our as the Duich did formerly against ears. The latter, according to every King Philip, and the Spaniards reappearance, is hastening to a close. cently against Napoleon-assistance After a long period of desultory might then be given to them, not as warfare, marauding chieftains, and subjects, but allies—and a fortunate starving armies, two men of genius, concurrence of circumstances might and we are assured of virtue, have secure their independence. Now, risen to the highest command, Bo. however, they appear destitute of all livar in the north, and San Martin means of resistance. There are no in the south. The mother country symptoms of Russian interference in is obviously incapable of coping their favour--other powers will not with them ; and we know not what from prudence go to war with Conbetter part can be taken by the stantinople, and the Asiatic forces friends of humanity than to wish are assembling in prodigious numthat she should decline the contest. bers. We cannot look at these meA country which she has misgovern. lancholy truths and be sanguine in ed and plundered for three centuries, our hopes of Grecian success. and which it is not now in her power

NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. Cler, Gloc., A Norfolk Rector, lateos, R. P., and Catholicus, have been received, and are under consideration.

Truth mistakes the meaning of the sentence to which he alludes.
The Report of the Chirdstock case shall appear.
A Kentish Curate shall appear.
J.P. contradicts the Articles of the Church of England,


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Abraham, the religion practised by.. 24
Adair's Indians, extracts from........ 651
North American Indian

Alford and Spilsbury District Commit-
tee, Annual Report of.....

.... 179
Anecdotes, ecclesiastical, 550, 566, 594,

Antiquities of the Jews

Arguing in a circle, exainples of ...... 169
Article, Mr. Budd's, view of the order

and structure of the seventeenth .. 114
Assassins, a Mahometan sect

Ascension of Christ, on the

Assembly of Divines at Westminster, a
lively picture of......

Associates of the late Dr. Bray, pro-
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Christian Biography, remarks on
omissions in the.....

morality compared with that
of Heathens and Jews

Observer, the, refuted.

versus the
Chrisian Remembrancer
Church, a compendious history of the 234
Churches, building and enlarging of.. 267
Circular of the Bishop of Meath to the
Rural Deans ..

..... 697
Claims of the Established Church .... 151
Clergy of the Church mainly instrumen- .
tal in establishing our civil liberties, 308,

their exclusive claims to support 154
Colombo District Committee ... 754
Consolidation Bill, on the clamour
against the..

Constantine, conduct of the Emperor,
towards the Church.......

Constitution, British, the Anti-catholic 316
Contingent, what this word implies, 610,618
Convent at Staplehill

.. 270
Convicts reformed at Botany Bay

Convocation, right of setting of the.. 337
Corruption and Calvinism, how asso-

the utter, of man, not a safe
or correct doctrine

Cranmer, Archbishop, on the body and
blood of Christ.

Creation, traditions of the
Dean Church, Hampshire, consecration

Dissenter's protest against Mr. Brouge
ham's bill

their impertinent interfe-
rence with the French Protestants.. 229

marriages, remarks on.... 686
D'Oyly, Dr., life of Sancroft, by.... 304
Druidical remains magnificent..... 326
Divorce, on the Christian Doctrine of, 16,

17, 196, 272, 347
Dublin Association, General Report of 757

Baptism, irregularity in the adminis,
tration of...

Benson's Hulsean Lectures, remarks on 387
Bechel, doctrine of Regeneration main-

tained, by Dr., primitive and aposto-

Biblical Illustrations, 10, 73, 263, 325, 393,

455, 645, 718
Bishop of St. David's on John i. 5 ..
Bishops, on the right of examination of 40, 42
British Statesmen, lives of, by Mr. Mac-

Brvugbam, Mr. education bills

opposition to bis bill

Ball, Bishop, on enthusiasm, .657, 658
Burn, remarks of, on the discretionary
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Catholics, increase of, in Lancashire.. 457
Central School in Baldwin's Gardens,
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Chalmers, Dr., on large towns ...... 681
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