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and we would wait without dismay for sources, so long as we remain at peace, whatever events he may see fit to send are continually increasag; her empire

is enlarged and consolidated; her naval We congratulate our country on the and military power is strong for every favourable state of our finances. Mr. purpose of self-defence, beyond the exAddington has stated that a permanent ample of former periods; and disconBritish peace establishment, scarcely tent and faction are greatly lessened. inferior to that which we now possess, Her rival, indeed, is also powerful, bemay he maintained out of our present yond all former precedent; and the acincome; and he has also given notice, tions of the Chief Consul shew, that we that in order to defray the six or eight can place no confidence in his profesmillions of extraordinary expenses of sions. Our chief danger, however, is the present year, which the war has en- from ourselves; and there are vices in tailed, no loan will be necessary, the a state, which arise even out of its prosconversion of Exchequer Bills into perity. Let us cultivate a pure and Stock, being the measure intended to mild religion, as the best corrective, as be resoried to. In consequence of this, well as preventive, of every national the funds have risen rapidly, and omnió evil; a religion, out of which subordium is now at a discount of not more nation, order, and morality, grow as than from 2 to 3 per cent.

from their natural root ; a religion, The goodness of Divine Providence, which, though not of this world, leads in favouring us with a plentiful harvest, to every worldly benefit that is worth is another subject of comfortable re- possessing; and then, being strong in flection at the close of the present year. the favour of the Almighty, we shall be

On the whole, Great Britain has in little danger from our enemies; and abundant cause for thankfulness. Her may consider ourselves to be in postemporal prosperity is great; her trade session of real peace, happiness, and and manufactures are thriving; her re- security.

OBITUARY.

SIR,

T, the Chuistjan Observcr.

and reverence.” He received the great doc

trines of the Gospel, with all readiness of mind, As you seem ready to admit into your Obituary and uniformly acted under the influence of any authentic account of deceased persons, them, from early youth to the end of his days. who are eminently pious or useful in their ge. A principle of religious reverence, of faith and neration, I beg leave lo transmit to you a love towards our Lord Jesus Christ, evidently character of this kind De was one of your appeared, not only in public and social worconstant readers, and a member ofmy congre. ship, but in every transaction and relation of gation during five and twenty years. The sad life in which he was engaged The diligence event, which has shed a gloom far beyond the and success with which he conducted his circle in which I move, was thus announced mercantile concerns, was not greater than that to the public, in one of the York papers. “On with which he served God and his generation. Friday, November 25tlı, died of a violent fever, His religious and social affections were always to the unspeakable grief of his family and in action. Every charitable institution, within friends, Mr. John Hepworth, merchant, one of his reach, enjoyed his countenance and libethe siierills of this city. He was a person of ral support. Not content, like many others, the most active benevolence and strict inte with giving his money freeiy, he gave also, grity; a good husband and father; a generous what they are not disposed to give, his time friend; a loyal subject; a liseful citizen and and his labour, and in one or more instances a sincere Christian. The loss of such a man, rendered eflectual service to a public charity, who had scarcely reached the 40th year of his by detecting abuses, and retrieving its finances age, will be long remembered and deeply re- from the injurious effects of jobs and misapgretted.” This testimony is true. The loss plication. In all such exertions, as well as in sustained, not only by his family and friends, bis religious profession, he was undaunted but hy society at large, will not easily be re. and persevering. No frowns or sneers could paired. To me, whom he considered as his drive him from his purpose. He feared God spiritual father, and the guide of his youth, he and had no other fear. He was never weary was ever kind and aitentive; and I can say of in well doing whatever ungrateful treatment him what, I think, Dr Johnson said of his he met with. friend! Mr. Thrale, “those eyes are closed, His private deeds of mercy are fully known xlich never beheld me but with mingled love to him only, who will reward them at the last

event.

day; but the widow's tears that have been ed with this godly and faithful man, and is shed at his death, and the many poor families qualified to form a right judgment on the subwhich have risen up and called him blessed, ject, will hesitate in pronouncing him to tave shew that these charities were large and ex- been a child of God and an heir of salvation. tensive.

W. R. Every call of duty he cheerfully obeyed, however it might hurt bis ease and interest. We are sorry to be obliged to defer the He gave a remarkable proof of this when he joined some of his peaceable and loyal fellow insertion of a Letter from Senex, yivcitizens in arming for the maintenance of so. ing an account of the death of another cial order, during the late times of danger and son, but it will appear in our next. alarm. He was one of that respectable body of cavalry, which was formed in the city of York, and underwent the trouble and ex

DEATHS. pense attending it with his usual zeal and On Friday, Dec 10, at the house of the Rev. spirit

. His religion had taught bim not to James Bean, in Carshallon, Miss Higgins. meddle with them that are given to change ; This lady, though frequently in extreme danbut to fear God, honour the King, and obey ger from habitual ill-liealth, was called out of every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake. the world at a time, when neither she, nor Hence his loyalty and attachment to the con. those about her, had any apprehension of the stitution of his country, both in Church and

This circumstance deserves notice as State, remained unshaken, amidst the spirit of a partieular warning to those sickly persons, faction and insubordination that appeared in who trom unexpected recoveries frequently this and other places of the land. He was a repeated, grow familiar with danger, and are steady wd consistent member of the esta- at last surprised by death!, though often loudly blisted Church, though without bigotry. He suminoned to prepare for their departure. loved all, in every denomination of Christians, Happy, however, will it be for all our readers, who appeared to love the Lord Jesus Christ if they be found as ready for the change, as in sincerity, without approving the divisions the person was whose unexpected end sugand scismatical proceedings that have dis- gests these serious reflections graced the late revivals of practical religion. At York, Hugh Robinson, Esq a Rear AdIn his temper he was generous, candie, and miral in the Navy. forgiving: for he had much of that excellent in the 68th year of his age, Mr. Sewell, grace of " charity, which setlereth long and is Bookseller, of cornbill kind; which thinketh no evil, but hopeih all Nov 6. The Rev. Pell Akehurst, Rector of things, and endureth all things; which rejoic. Buckland, Hertfordshire. eth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth.” Aged 71, Mr. Allan, of Sloane Street. His death, which happened on the very day Nov. 9 At Cambridge, Rev. John Warter, when he had invited the leading members of M. A. of Shrewsbury the corporation, and some of the principal in. Nov. 11. At Longworth, Berks, in the 90tiz habi'ants, to the usual feast given by the year of his age, the Rev. John Williams, Recsheriffs of York, affords a lesson of instruc- tor of that Parish. tion to the living, which may be disregarded Nov. 17. At Frostenden, in Suffolk, the Rev. but cannot be misunderstood. The fever Christopher Sincar. which carried him off, and from which no Lately, in his 91st year, Rowles Scudamore, danger was at first apprehended, soon increase Esq. a justice of the peace for Gloucestershire, ed to such an alarming heighe as to overwhelm and the oldest barrister in England. all his mental faculties, and render bim inca- Nov. 22. Mrs. Robertson, wise of the Rev. pable of expressing either his hopes or his A. Robertson, Savilian Professor of Geometry fears. Should we judge of his Christian cha- in the University of Oxford. racter and future doom by the dying sayings Dec. 15. Ai Shadwell, Thomas Dykes, which he uttered, we might consider both as Esq. of a sudden and violent spasın in his dubious. But no one, who was well acquaint- stomach.

ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS,

A FRIEND, whom we highly value, having expressed an opinion, that our notes on Mr. Bogue's

Letter, pp 738 and 740, tended to establish in their full latitude, the doctrines of divine right ant passive obedience, we think it right to say a few words on the subject, with a view of satisfying our respectable correspondent, as well as any other of our readers who inay have adopte ed a similar idea. The note, p. 738, is no more than a partial extract from our Review of Mr Bogue's Essay, pp 113. 114. By turning to pp 115 and 176, of the same review, it will be seen that several guards were interposed to prevent the inference which our friend has drawn. We wish, however, particularly to refer him to our Number for May, p. 322, where Christ. Obsery. No, 12.

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he will find our views expressed, with still more precision, by B. T. of whose sentiments we have testified our approbation. We shall only add, that in mentioning Acts v. 29, as affording the only scriptural limitation to the command of yielding submission to Civil Government, we meant to consider the duty of obeying God ratber than man, not merely as confined to that undisguised and compulsory alternative to which St. Peter was brought; but as include ing all those cases, in which we may be required to depart from the general rule of submis. sion, by the will of God, either clearly expressed in scripture or fairly and legitimately deducible from it; for his will, we would strenuously maintain, must ever be the measure, not only of submission or resistance to Civil Government, but of every duty whatsoever. The following communications have recently come to hand, viz., JUVENIS; J F H.; EccleSIÆ ALUMNUS; P.; Clericus Surriensis; T. S. F.; P. J.; J. S.; 0. E. A. ; E F. G.; and JAMES. Ve are greatly indebted to the modesty and candour of S. R. O., and we avail ourselves of it. Ve recognise with pleasure the hand-writing and name of W. R. f T B will read Archbishop Usher's Answer to the Challenge of a Jesuit, article “Of the Limbus Patrum and Christ's descent into hell;" and also Pearson on the Creed, he will probably meet with a satisfactory solution of his difficulties. . P. N. if he turn to the 3rd chapter of St. Luke, will find, that not only was Joseph the reput

ed father of Christ, but his mother, Mary also, lineally descended from David. With the utnost accuracy, therefore, has that prophecy been fulfilled to which J. P. N. refers, Psalm cxxxii. ver. 11 “of the fruit of thy body will í set upon thy throne;" nor does it appear necessary to resort to the mude proposed by him of considering a mere alliance of affinity as a

sufficient fulfilment of it. l's communication contains some good things, but expressed in so quaint a style, that we can.

not with propriety insert it. Ve have replied by post to the favour of A CONSCIENTIOUS DEACON. The communication of a FRIEND, we shall insert with pleasure. Custos on the propriety of uniting the ministerial and magisterial functions, will appear in

our next, We are greatly obliged to a correspondent who subscribes himself O, for his friendly counsel,

which we take in good part, and shall endeavour to profit by. With some of his opinions, however, we do not cordially concur; and we take this mode of expressing our dissent, only because he has given us no opportunity of private communication. Our correspondent cen. sures us for recommending the writings of Dissenters, and he particularizes the sermons of Mr. Jay. If he could have shewn either that our commendation, in this instance, had been excessive or unjust, or that the sermons in question contained principles inimical to the Church of England, we should have stood corrected for our want of discrimination and vigilance. But if, whatever be their imperfections, they tend, in these degenerate days, to raise the tone of practical piety, without betraying any sectarian leanings, we think ourselves bound to recommend them. Even the Anti-Jacobin Reviewers have candour enough to yield their tribute of almost unqualified commendation to Fuller and Hall, some of whose writings we concur with them in wishing to be widely diffused. But upon our correspondent's principles, we must banish from our libraries not only Fuller and Hall, but Owen, and Baxter, and Leland, and Lardner, and Watts, and Daddridge, unless a certain lapse of years is to be considered as divesting the writings of Dissenters of their power 10 injure either the Church or

We are hopeless of retaining the cordial support of any individuals, who think we ought to adopt such principles And if the pious, zealous, and useful clergyman, to whom our correspondent alludes, and for whose character we entertain a very profound respect, should execute his purpose of exchanging ours for a more congenial work, we may regret his determination, but we cannot, therefore, change our plan or recede from our principles. After the above censure, we were not greatly surprised that 0. should think the Christian Observer "not sufficientiy decided for the church,” and that its conductors have been “ desirous to curry favour with Dissenters”. On this point, he and SECTARIUS PACIFICUS (see p. 806) are at issue. Had 0. perused the answers to correspondents in our last number, he would, probably, have thought his remarks on our blue cover unnecessary The correspondent who has kindly pointed out what he conceives to be a mistake with respect

to Irenæuis and Polycarp, we apprehend has not reail the passage with sufficient attention.

(See p. 729, col. 1, line 1 10 24 ) We ought to apologize to the author of the Sunday Water Party, for the delay which has taken

place in inserting it, and which was owing chiefly to its length. We hope to be oured with his future correspondence.

State.

TO THE

ESSAYS, INTELLIGENCE, OCCURRENCES, &c.

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ABSOLUTION from Guilt
577 China, Public Affairs

132
Abstracts of Sermons 150, 213, 214, 490

Mission

129, 610
Accountableness of Man
430 Christ, on Preaching

771
Advice to the Christian Observer 258,

Christian Observer's Theological Senti-
603, 663, 719

8
Africa, Extracts from Barrow's Travels 361 Christianity, View of first Promulgation

1
Remarks concerning

649

Causes of supposed Extinc-
America, Lit, and Phil. Intelligence 127, tion, under Diocletian

644
397, 536, 668
Auricular

710
Public Affairs, 133, 198, 402, 546, Christians, Hints to

425
616, 678, 814 Chronology, Hebrew and Samaritan, 83, 288
Mission to

539 Church, Primitive, Order of. See Primitive
Revival of Religion
670 Church of England, Anti-christian

808
American Religious Intelligence 812 Civil Government, Obedience to 113, 322,
Ancient Medals
148

737
Anecdotes of Alp Arslan
104 Clerical Office, Excellence of

221
of one of the United Brethren 2:6 Collections of Messrs Cripps and Clarke 811
of Jacobinism

302 Common.place book, &c. See Country
of Mr. Swartz

349 Clergyman.
of Diderot

366 Concordat, French
of Mr Walker

571, 630
Conduct, an Index to Heart

101
of Mr. Hume
650) Conversion, Query on

577
of Abraham Moivre

646
790 Co-operation, Remarks on the Term
of Mr. Betterton

790 Corn, barvesting in wet Weather
Answers to Mr. Daubeny 281, 343, 623 Coroner's Certificates

775
to Complaints of Unfairness 554 Corruption, Human . i3, 89, 169, 357

to Complaints of Advertisements 765 Country Clergy man's Commonplace book
Anti-christian writers, candour of

300

100, 159, 299, 357, 429, 715
Anti-jacobin Review 176, 256, 325, 390

Remarks on

718
Anti-sectarian Sect

712 Country Squire's Letter respecting the
Articles of Religion, Subscriptior. to, 26, 92, Clergymen of his Parish

787
105, 224, 522, 531 Critical Review

252
Auricular Christianity
710 Cruelty to Brutes

504
Authority of the Scriptures

421 Customs, Religious, among the Common
People

363
Baptism
155, 299 Cyclopædia, Chambers's

36
Mr. Jones's View of, considered 767
Barbary, Public Affairs 401, 467, 546 Deaf and Dumb Academy

191
Barrow's Travels in Africa
361 Death of an Idiot, an Elegy

168
Beveridge, Bishop's Sermon
414 Deaths, Rev Mr. Swartz

132
Biblical Criticisms, 6, 350, 489, 559, 695,

Duke of Bedford

207
696

Lord Kenyon
Blagdon Controversy

180
Miss Thornton

343
Bleaching, new Method

459
Miss H B.-

649
Bonaparte's Election for Life

542
Senex's Son

687
Bray's, Dr. Association

51
Daughter

759
British Critic
324, 453, 665 Definitive Treaty

271
Brutes, Cruelty to
504 Deists, Account of

814
Bull baiting
364, 405, 434, 548 Denmark, Public Affairs

131, 198
Burial Service

159, 298, 502

Lit. and Phil. Intell,
Descent into Crater of Vesuvius

is
Candles, Mode of increasing Light from 811 Dignity of Man

155
Candour and Charity, want of

425 Dissenter's

52, 161, 326, 809, 818
Canon 28, Queries.on
619 Disuse of Scripture Language

713
Catechism, King Edward's, 10, 83, i50, 214 Docks, West India, &c.

473, 615
Causes of late War
611 Doctrinal Distinctions

704
Censuring the Translation of the Bible

12, 136, 473, 758
Ceylon, State of Religion

651 Domestic Occurrences

330 Dreams
Chaldee Paraphrases,
84 Dry Rot in Buildings

164
Charity, Cant of
806 Duties of the Great

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East Indies, Public Affairs 132, 198, 275 Holy Resolutions

157
401, 545, 615, 754, 814 Horæ Vectenses

354
Lit. and Phil. Intelligence
606 Horses kept from foundering

811
Missions
128, 193, 540 Hottentots, Mission to

361, 609
Education of Clergymen
706 House of Commons, List of

680
Elation of Spirits
429 Human Guilt, universal

576
Election, General
276, 332, 469 Human Corruption

357
Elegy on the Death of an Idiot
168 Hume on Miracles, answered

292
Establishment, Mrs. H. More's, on
Excellency of
14 Impressions

772
Evangelical Magazine
455, 671 Inability, natural and moral

576, 718
Events of 18th Century
62 Indelible Ink

605
remarkable in 1801
64 Infidelity tried

303
Europe, State of
672 Introductory View of Public Affairs,

53
Ireland, Public Affairs

759
Faith

31, 172, 234, 316 lialy, Public Affairs, isi, 197, 275. 466,
Flax-dresser's Letters
97

614, 675
Foreign Occurrences

70, 134, 468

Lit and Phil. Intelligence 128, 191,
Foreign Publications See Publications.

329, 459, 668, 746
Forgiveness of Sins

577
France, Public Affairs 130, 196, 274, 333 Jacobinism, Character of 302, 433, 507
400. 465, 542, 612, 674, 752, 813 Jewell's Apology

290
Account of Lyceum

40 Jewish High Priest's Prayer 502, 577
National Institute 43, 126, 190, 396 Jones, Rev Mr. View of Baptism

767
Lit. and Phil Intelligence 38, 328, Journals, Literary, Origin, Uses, &c. 34, 120
396, 458, 536, 606, 666, 744 Judging others, Sin of

632
Re-establishment of Religion, 261, Justification, 153, 244, 357, 371, 442, 577, 698

331
State of Religion

748 King Edward's. Catechism-See Cate-
Fret ihinking

102 chism.
French Liberty contrasted with British 674 King's Speech

203, 757
Friendship, Principle of

23
Letters of a poor Flas-dresser

97
Gall's Lectures on Skulls

134, 191
of Bishop Horne

160, 503
Galvinism
127, 187, 327, 810 of an old Clergyman

161
General Election

276, 32, 469

of Mr. Adam and Mr. Walker 164,
Thanksgiving
335, 405

567, 638
Germany, Public A Hairs 131, 198, 275, - of P. O'Leary, on the Anti-jacobin
400, 545, 614, 677, 754, 814 Review

256
Lit. and Phil. Intelligence 43, 127, of a Dissenter

326
191, 329, 396, 459, 606, 668, 745 to the Anti-jacobin Reviewers 390
Gibraltar, Public Affairs

616
of Mr Swartz

497
Godwin, Mary Wolstonecroft

303
of Clemens Romanus to

Corin.
Gospel, peaceable Spirit of
495 thians

692, 764
Grace, on saying

227
of Mr. Bogue

737
Grain preserved from Insects

536

of a Country Squire, respecting
Great Britain, Public Affairs 53, 133, 202, the Clergymen of his Parish

787
276, 335, 404, 469, 547, 616, 679, 755,

of Sectarius Pacificus, with Notes 806
814 Leadings of Providence

772
State of Parties

815 Liberty, French, contrasted with British 675
Lit. and Phil. Intelligence 36, Literary Journals-See Journals.
122, 185, 259, 327, 394, 455, 585, 605, Literary and Philosophical Intelligence 35,

666, 742, 810 122, 185, 259, 327, 394, 455, 535, 605, 666,
Guadaloupe, Public Affairs 133, 201, 276,

742, 810
468, 546, 616, 678 Life of St. Stephen

80
Guiana, Public Affairs

814 of St Peter

144, 209, 282
Guilt, universal
576 of St. James and St. John

345
of St Paul

410, 482, 555, 627
Habit no Excuse for Vice
576, 718 of Clemens Romanus

692
Haldanites

53 List of New Books 45, 398, 459, 537, 606,
Harborne Penny Club, Account of 750

668, 746, 812
Harvesting Corn in Wet Weather 456 Loan, Terms of

278
Hebrew Chronology
83, 288 Lord's Prayer versified

435
Hindoo Avatars
84 Lotteries, un

579
Hints to Christians
425 Love of Praise

218
Holland, Public Affairs 131, 198, 275, 401, Lucubrations,

Clerical

221
466, 545, 677, 814
-Lit. and Phil. Intelligence 192 Mag itracy, Query respecting

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