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which can alone save us in the hour of need. He recommends a de. votional spirit; and states the advantages of social and private prayer, in a very clear and impressive manner.
On the whole we are agreeably pleased with this discourse which breathes a truly Christian spirit, unmixed with sectarian peculiarities.
TH "HE second number of the Churchman’s Remembrancer will speedily
be published: It consists of Dr. Waterland's treatise on Justification, and will forin a valuable appendage to bis “Regeneration,” stated,
Jately republished by the editors of the above work.”
Mr. Seaton's prize is again adjudged to the Rev. William Cockburn, A. M. Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, for his poem on Christ raising Jairus's daughter.
MONTHLY LIST OF BOOKS IN DIVINITY.
NSCRIBED to the million (f Volunteers (and intended to be the
Soldier's Manual) Sennacherib Defeated, and his Army Destroyed; . a Sermon, preached at Wanstead, Essex, by the Rev S. Glasse, D.D.
F. R. S. and Chaplain in Ordinary to his Majesty, on Sunday, the 4th of September, 1803, 8v0.
A Sermon, preached on the Morning of the Fast Day, October 19th, 1803, in the Cathedral Church of Bristol, and in the Evening, at Laura Chapel, Bath, by the Rev. F. Randolph, D.D. Prebendary of Bristol, and Chaplain to his Royal Highness the Duke of York, 8vo.
Loyal Tribute to the Virtues of our ainiable and beloved Sovereign, offered in a Sermon, preached at Navestock, Essex, on a Day appointed to enrol Volunteers, by J. Folkes, Vicar, 8vo.
A Sermon, preached at the Ordination held in the Cathedral Church of Chester, September 25th, 1803, by the Rev. H. V. Bayley, A. M. Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of Chester, 8vo.
A Sermon on the Duty of paying Tribute with Fidelity; preached in Tunbridge Wells Chapel, October 23, 1803, by Martin Berison, A. M.
A Sermon, preached at the Parish Church of Gillingham, in Kent, on Sunday, July 31st, 1803, on account of the united Exertions of his Subjects being called forth by his Majesty against the threatened Invasion, by William Chaffy, M. A. Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and Curate of Gillingham, 8vo.
A Sermon, preached in the Parish Church of Harpenden, in the County of Herts, on Sunday, October 2, 1803, by the Rev. William Daking, A. M. lale of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Cuiate of Higham, in the County of Sufólk, Svo.
A Sermon, preached at the Parish of Hurley, in the County of Berks, on Sunday, the 10th of July, 1803, on the Occasion of forming a Corps of Volunteers, by the Curate of Hurley, 8vo.
Dedicated by Permission to his Majesty, a firmon, preached in the Parish Church of St. Mary, Newington, Surry, on Sunday, the 16th of October, 1803, before the Lieutenant Colonel of the First Regiment of Surrey Volunteers, and before the Gentlemen of the Committee and Corps of the Newington Division, by Robert Dickenson, Curate. Published at their Request, 4to.
A Sermon, on Occasion of the General Fast, October 19th, 1803, entitled “ David's Choice, or Successful Invasion a sorer Evil than Pestilence or Famine." By J. Lattice, D. D. Vicar of Peasemarch, in Susses, 4to.
A Sermon on the Duties and Obligations of the Military Character in Appplication to the present Times ; preached before the Tunbridge Wells Volunteers, October 2, 1803, by Martin Benson, A. M. 8vo.
The Causes and Consequences of the Neglect of the Clergy as it relates to his present Majesty. By the Rev. Edward Hankin, A.M. M. D. 8vo.
A Sermon adapted to the Circumstances of the present Crisis, preached at Chiswick, on Sunday, September 4th, 1803, dedicated to the Society for the Suppression of Vice, by the Rer.Thomas Horne, D. D. Master of Chiswick-School. 8vo.
The Antiqiuity and Advantages of Church Music, considered in a Sermon preached at the Cathedral Church at Worcester, on Tuesday, Se riember 27th, 1803, at the annual Meeting of the three Choirs of Worcester, Gloucester, and Hereford, for the Relief of the Widows and Orphans of the poor Clergy of the three Dioceses, by the Rev. H. A. Stillingfieet, Rector of How, Caple and Solbershope, Herefordshire; and Chaplain to the Right Hon. Lady Forrester.' 8vo.
Union and Firmness, Perseverance and Trust in God, necessary for the Defence of the Country, and to form the finished Character of its Defenders; A Sermon preached before the Regiment of Royal Westminster Volunteers, on the Re-presentation of their Colours in the Parish Church of St. Clement's Danes, on Thursday, Sepiember 8th, 1803 ; by the Rev. Jos. Jefferson, A. M. and F. Ris, Chaplain to the Regiment. 4to.
Britain's Defence, a Sermon preached August 21 st, 1803, in the Protestant Dissenting Meeting House, Battersea, by Joseph Hughes, A. M. 8vo.
A Sermon preached at the Parish Church of Al'hallows, LondonWall, on Wednesday, October 19th, 1803, being the Day appointed for a General Fast, by the Rev. Wiliam Beloe. Librarian of the British Museum, Prebendary of Lincoln, and Rector of the said Parish. 8vo.
MONTHLY OBITUARY, WITH ANECDOTES OF DISTIN:
Farther Particuíers of the late MARQUIS of STAFFORD. IN 1744 his Lordship was elected into parliament for the Borough of was unanimously chosen for Westminster; but in November 1749, lav. ing accepted a place at ! e board of Admiralty, he again declared him. self a candidate. At this crisis, those who stiled themselves the inde. pendent electors of Westminster, being now incensed to an uncommon degree of turbulence by the interposition of ministerial influence, detet. inined to use their utmost endeavours to baffle the designs of the Court, and, at the same tinie, take vengeance on the family of Earl Gower, who had entirely abandoned the opposition, of which he had been one of the most eminent leaders. With this view they held consultations, agreed to resolutions, and set up a private gentleman, named Sir George Vandeput, as competitor, declaring they would support his pretensions at their own expence. They accordingly opened houses of entertain. ment for their partizans, solicited votes, circulated remonstrances, and propagated abuse; in a word, they canvassed with surprising spirit and perseverance. Mobs were hired, and processions made on both sides, and the city of Westminster was filled with tumult and uproar. The mutual aninosity of the parties seemed every day to increase during the election, and a great number of unqualified votes were on both sides pre. sented. All the powers of insinuation, obloquy, and ridicule, were employed to vilify and depreciate both candidates. At length the poll being closed, a majority of votes appeared in behalf of Lord Trenth * 1); but a scrutiny being deinanded, it was granted, and after every mode of obstruction had been used, the business was brought before the House of Commons by way of complaint. The consequence of this was, that some of the parties were censured and imprisoned; but Lord Trentham was allowed to be the sitting member. Though successful in this contest, his Lordship was not a candidate for Westminster in 1754; but in that parliament was returned for Litchfield. He sat, however, only a short time; for, on the death of his father, Dec. 24, of that year, he succeeded to the earldom, and took his seat in the House of Peers. On that event he was constituted Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of the county of Stafford. Dec. 19, 1755, he was appointed Lord Privy Seal, and in January following was sworn of the Privy Council. Rés signing the Privy Seal he was, on July 2, 1757, constituted Master of the Horse. He continued in office during the remainder of the late King's reign ; and, on the 25th of November, 1760, soon after his present Majesty's accession, he was nominated Keeper of the Great Wardrobe. On April 23, 1763, he was declared Lord Chamberlain of the Household, and in that quality stood proxy for the Duke of Saxe. Gotha on the baptism of the present Duke of York. In 1765, on the change of the ministry, he was removed from his post, and during the Rockingham administration was in opposition to the ministry. In this period he voted against the repeal of the Stamp Act, and other statutes relative to America. Another change soon afterwards taking place, he was on December 23, 1767, appointed President of the Council. On the uth of February, 1771, he was elected Knight of the Garter. Since that period he has been generally a supporter of Government. The Marquis was three tiines married ; his last wife was Lady Susanna Stewart, daughter of John Earl of Galloway.
Oct. 20. Aged 74, the Rev. Lewis Stephens, M. A. many years Stu. dent of Christ Church, and Rector of Semby, Wilts and Impropriator of the church of Langford, Berks. It is not too much to say of this truly amiable and exemplary man, that living he was both a blessing and an ornament to society, and that his decease may be considered a public misfortune.
31. Sir Lionel Darell, Bart. one of the directors of the Hon. the East India Company, and Colonel of the first Regiment of Loyal East India volunteers.
Lately in the parish of Breage, at the advanced age of 80, Mr. J. Rogers, of most eccentric manners: he had not been shaved since last Easter. His usual practice was at Christmas to go into the sea for the benefit of his health; and when in want of nourishment, he was accustomed to lie on his back, and suck the goats in the open fields; and when he was seen going to market, he always had on his shoulders a sack, containing his money, to carry to his attorney to lay out at interest.
A man named Thomas Clarke died lately, aged ninety, in a miserable hovel, on Odd down, near Bath. The hut had been given to him by a farmer, in whose service he had formerly been, and he had resided in it fifty-two years, on which account he considered it as a freehold, and though often suffering from extreme want, he would never exchange it for the asylum provided by the parish. He had been a soldier in his early days, and was a rigid catholic in his religious tenets, voluntarily under. going the severest penance. He lived, for the last ten years, nearly on bread and water, using also a little tobacco.
Nov. 1.] W. Wheadon, Esq. of Farway, Devon, captain of the Farway wolunteer infantry. His death, which took place on Tuesday se’nnight, when on a shooting party at Clapton, Somerset, is a new instance of the danger attending the use of double-barrelled guns. The distressing circumstance has been thus related to us: He had fired at a woodcock, which he missed ; for the purpose of marking the bird, he got on a piece of timber, and was there re-loading the barrel, when the gun slipped from the timber, and the other barrel went off, lodging the whole charge in his side. Mr. Salter, of Coombe, one of the party, who was within twenty yards, on hearing the report, ran towards the spot, and met his friend staggering towards him, covering the wound, from which the blood gushed profusely, with his hands. He then reclined on the grass, and, in that situation, with a pencil, he sketched his WILL, on the back of a letter. He was taken to a neighbouring house, but the ablest surgeons could render him no assistance. He died in about twenty-four hours, having borne, during that period, the most agoniz. ing and excruciating sufferings with unexampled firmness. Mr. Whea. don was a gentleman who possessed universal esteem. He was one of the best shots in the county of nevon, and had generally been very cautious in the use of the fowling-piece.
2.) Mi. John Gorden, son of Mr. David Gorden, of St. Martin's lane, in the 21st year of his age, of a painful and lingering illness, which he bore: with christian fortitude and patience.
3.] The Rev. Richard De Courcy, A. M. Vicar of St. Alkmond's, Shrewsbury. He was a zealous Calvinist, and of considerable abilities, as appears from two volumes of sermons, “ On Christ Crucified," and other pieces.
3.) Suddenly, at his apartments in Charles-street, St. James's-square, George Biggin, sq. who was a single man, in affluent circumstances, and possessed a good estate at Cosgrove, in Northamptonshire, through part of bol. V. Churchm. Mug. Nov. 1803.
which the Grand Junction Canal was cut some years ago. A consider. able portion of Mr. Biggin's time was spent on ihe continent, in search of scientific and useful information ; before the conclusion of the last war, he commenced a tour which enabled him to reach the capital of France, as early or more 'so than the many, who on the peace so eagerly hurried to Paris, to contemplate the mental as well as the political re. volution it had undergone. Mr. Biggin strenuously exerted himself to turn his scientific acquirements to account in the arts, and particularly in agriculture and tanning, which recommended him to the intimate acquaintance of that truly noble encourager of useful arts the late Duke of Bedford, and a considerable part of Mr. Biggin's time was spent at Woburn Abbey, where experiments on the barks of different kinds of wood, gathered in the Spring of 1798 were made, with a view to deter. mine the proportions of the tanning principle they contained, and which being afterwards printed in the Philosophical Transactions, have, from their novelty and utility, been copied into nearly all the chemical and phi. losophical works since published. Some errors in the process being afterwards detected by Mr. B. and which had caused some barks, particu. larly that of the poplar, to stand much higher in the scale of tanning than it ought to do, Mr. B. commenced a new set of experiments on fresh quantities of backs, collected in the Spring of 18co, under the care of Mr. Farey, his Grace's agent, who had collected the barks for the for. mer experiments. These latter consisted of more than one quantity of each sort of bark, some collected as soon as the buds appeared, or the harks could be peeled off, and others in different periods of foliation.Mr. Biggin's interesting experiments at Woburn Abbey, on these latter quantities of barks, some of which extended to the natural process of tanning skins, have not been made public; but it is hoped, that among Mr. Bo's papers, the particulars are preserved. Several of the experiments made at his Grace's were suggested by Mr. Biggin ; that in particular, of having cisterns of water near the dung heaps, into which the cabbage-stalks and other refuse of the kitchen garden were thrown, to produce a liquor, similar in some of its properties, to the water in which hemp and flax has been soaked, for watering the manure to promote its ferment. Mr. Biggin, in conjunction with men of practical experience, some years ago established a tan-yard on a large scale in Lambeth, where, by a more scientific mode of extracting the tanning principle from the bark, and applying it to hides, than is generally practised, lea. ther of as good or better quality was produced, in some months less time. than usual. It was also a part of Mr. Biggin's scheme to apply Spanish chesnut, elm, ash, and other barks in tanning, which he did with .considerable success, and enabled his Grace of Bedford and other land
owners to vend great quantities of those articles, which had before been Jest to them and the public. Among other improvements of less note, Mr. Biggin, some years ago, invented a new sort of coffee-pot, which has been ever since extensively manufactured, and sold under the name of Coffee-Biggins. Mr. B. experienced no syınptoms of his approaching end, but was in perfect health, and was, on Monday evening, present at the performance of Edward the Black Prince, at Drury-lane theatre.
4 ] In his 67th year, the Kev. H. , Bromfield, vicar of Dunchurch, Warwickshire, and prebendary of Lincoln.
Nov. 6:~Mr. George Dewy, a respectable wine merchant, in Crutch. ed Friers. He was a member of the 8th Regiment of the Loyal London Volunteers, under the command of Colonel Canning. On the 3d, this Regiment had a sham fight, at Hornsey, and the party which repre. senting the French, were headed by Mr. D. who was made prisoner in